Today's Trucking

Opinion: 8 trends in Canadian carrier contracts

November 8, 2019

A decision to agree to shipper-friendly terms will come down to factors such as whether the terms will fit a carrier’s business model, the customer’s importance, and the risk a carrier is willing to assume. But a growing number of shippers are also looking to introduce more terms in their favor.

Opinion: Proposed rules could change markings on dangerous goods

May 7, 2019

Transport Canada has proposed a series of amendments to existing Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations (TDGR), as it looks to align with the 20th edition of the United Nations Model Regulations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods. The end results will likely affect classification information, shipping names, and other special provisions, and better align with U.S. regulations when it comes to the safety marks on dangerous goods.

Protect livestock loads from ‘undue suffering’

December 18, 2018

The need to care for cargo takes on a special meaning when transporting livestock, especially when it comes to avoiding undue suffering. Many of the related obligations were established through a March 2017 federal court case between Maple Lodge Farms […]

New food safety rules can extend to carriers

July 20, 2018

Canada’s Safe Food for Canadians Act and its regulations will officially become law on Jan. 15, 2019. And while it won’t apply outright to most carriers who transport food, some operations might still face new requirements.

Rights Defined: Shareholder agreements will protect your interests

March 5, 2018

Are you one of two or more shareholders in a trucking company? Have you thought about your rights if your partner decides to sell shares to someone you don’t want to do business with, or if your partner becomes ill […]