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CVSA International Roadcheck – 2018 – and Why I Hate Statistic Spinning!

CVSA International Road Check – 2018 June 5-7. Mark it on your calendar. This is the date for the annual CVSA safety blitz. That means that MTO and OPP officers here in Ontario and their fellow officers around North America will be taking a more serious look at trucks and drivers for this weekend. While…

Changes to Schedule 1 of Pre Trip Inspection Regulations
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Changes to Schedule 1 of Pre Trip Inspection Regulations

On January 1, 2015, without much fanfare, Ontario Regulation 199/07 was updated. This update tinkered with the rules for inspections to keep things inline with changes to the National Safety Code. Most of the changes were to modify the wording related to buses. And some of the exemptions have changed slightly. However, changes were made to…

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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…

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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….