I wanted to alert you of the fact that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has further extended its COVID-19 Emergency Declaration, therefore this specific exemption remains in force to November 30, 2021.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has announced an Extension of the Expanded Modified Emergency Declaration No. 2020-002 Under 49 CFR § 390.25.
On February 14, 2021, the Government of Canada issued an Order in Council declaring that all travellers must use the ArriveCAN app for the purpose of re-entering Canada.
Transport Canada Minister Omar Alghabra issued a public statement last week on electronic logging devices (ELD) for commercial vehicles in Canada.
Transport Canada Minister Omar Alghabra issued a public statement on electronic logging devices for commercial vehicles.
Considering the upcoming ‘Made in Canada ELD’ rule on June 12, 2021, I thought it would be timely to write a blog on what a driver and motor carrier must do differently when ELD malfunctions north of the 49th Parallel. This is particularly significant for motor carriers that have drivers traveling North-South, as the malfunction protocols are somewhat different from those in the United States.Read More »How are ELD Malfunctions Managed Differently in Canada?
According to the Ontario Ministry of Transportation, “SPIF [Safe, Productive & Infrastructure-Friendly] vehicles are designed to be as productive as possible, while ensuring that their performance characteristics meet or exceed national guidelines for minimizing heavy-truck damage to roads and bridges.”
Included below is a summary of the SPIF Information from Regulation 413/05, as well as specific Ontario Highway Traffic Act (HTA) gross weight tables.
U.S. agricultural commodity and livestock haulers will be pleased to know that the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) published a Final Rule clarifying agricultural commodity and livestock definitions in Part 395—Hours of Service of Drivers.
In this article, I respond to a question I’ve been asked regarding what am I legally obliged to do when stopping a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) on the side of the roadway due to a vehicle breakdown.