Today's Trucking

Opinion: Set up a trust account for brokered loads

May 28, 2019 Alan S. Cofman

Carriers expect to be paid for the freight they move. There’s no surprise there. But the businesses that broker or sub-broker loads might be surprised to learn they can be held liable for ensuring freight-related payments get to carriers that turn the wheels.


Defend the driver, defend the operator

June 29, 2018 Alan S. Cofman

Operators may want to defend individual drivers — or even independent operators — against charges that can affect safety ratings. After all, if the driver pleads guilty, or plea bargains for a reduced fine, the demerit points will still count against the operator.


The Cost of Distractions

June 1, 2018 Kim E. Stoll

Drivers who text or have other interactions with cellphones are eight times more likely to cause an accident. According to CAA, simply conversing on a mobile device — whether hands-free or hand-held — makes drivers four times more likely to be in a crash. And one in every four accidents is caused by people texting. According to the Ontario Ministry of Transportation, one person is injured in a distracted driving collision every half an hour.


Legal marijuana can still present legal headaches

April 20, 2018 by John Smith

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – On a day that has become known as 4/20, celebrating the use of marijuana, lawyers from Fernandes Hearn are explaining the many challenges of cannabis in the workplace. Medical marijuana is already approved under regulations in force […]


Rights Defined: Shareholder agreements will protect your interests

March 5, 2018 Jaclyne Reive

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 […]