Hours of Service | News

Jan 18, 2013 – Idle No More Protests Considered Adverse Conditions

Although we have not seen an official notice on the MTO website, the OTA has announced that the MTO is considering delays caused by Idle No More protests blocking the highways to qualify as an Adverse Condition for your Hours of Service compliance (see Reg 555/06 Sec 15). That means you may: extend your on duty…

Hours of Service | News

February 5, 2012 — U.S. Hours of Service Rule Changes

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has released the details of the final changes to the Hours of Service rules for drivers who are driving in the U.S. The final rule was published in December, 2011. The changes are coming into effect in 2 phases. February 27, 2012 This phase will make changes in 3…

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Dec 11, 2011 — eManifest is Coming to a Border Near You

If you transport cargo from the US into Canada, you need to learn about the eManifest program. This program, implemented by The Canada Border Services Agency, requires electronic data about your cargo and the vehicles to CBSA before crossing the border. As of November 1, 2012 you will be required to use the eManifest program….

Cargo Securement | News

November 30, 2011 — Cargo Securement Reminder: Unmarked Tiedowns

It seems that not everyone realizes that unmarked tiedowns are no longer allowed for Cargo Securement in Canada. As of January 1, 2010, tiedowns and components that are not marked with their working load limit (or grade in the case of chain) can no longer be used. Check all of your tiedowns to ensure that…