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Trucking regulations surrounding cannabis are still being worked out: Blair

May 18, 2018 by elizabeth

TORONTO, Ont. – Canadians still hoping they’ll be able to legally smoke a joint to celebrate the country’s July 1 birthday will be disappointed, says MP Bill Blair.

The former top cop for Toronto turned federal member of parliament was in Toronto Thursday night to talk cannabis legalization.

Co-hosting a town hall with MP Arif Virani, Blair addressed concerns from residents about the upcoming changes to drug laws, including those about impaired driving and use by those in safety sensitive positions.

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More long-haul infrastructure needed to reduce carbon emissions: CTA

January 24, 2018 by elizabeth

OTTAWA, ON – The Canadian Trucking Alliance says infrastructure and fuel technology has not kept pace with the trucking industry’s desire to reduce its carbon footprint.

Submitting its comments on the upcoming federal Clean Fuel Standard regulation to Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC), the group said the increasing environmental policies would have to address some of the implementation and infrastructure challenges faced by long-haul fleets, which consume the bulk of the fuel used by trucks.

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OTA says provincial talks in works for smart lift axles

August 24, 2016 by Dave Nesseth

MISSISSAUGA, ON – The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) reports that smart lift axles for semi-trailers may be on the horizon now that formal discussions with the province appear to be around the corner.

While the technology has been available for more than a decade, it remains at odds with Ontario Regulation 413/05: Vehicle weights and dimensions – for Safe, Productive and Infrastructure-Friendly Vehicles. As the OTA has made recent headway on other weights and dimensions issues, it feels the timing may be right to revisit smart lift axles, which monitor the load on a trailer’s suspension and automatically raises and lowers the lift axel independent of driver input, which can increase fuel economy and lower greenhouse gas emissions.

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Alberta Truckers Reviewing Climate Change Plan, Costs

November 30, 2015 by sehui

EDMONTON, AB – The Alberta Motor Transport Association (AMTA) says there will be added costs when it comes to the provincial government’s recently announced climate change plan, but hopes to offer some proposals that would benefit trucking.

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3 U.S. regulatory updates you need to know about

February 11, 2015 by TEONA Baetu

NEENAH, WI- Three U.S. regulatory updates you need to know about if you’re going to head south.

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UPDATE: July 1st is Deadline for New Email Law. Are You Ready?

October 30, 2014 by Martin Smith

OTTAWA – The Federal Government is bringing in a new Internet law that you should know about and act on, before July 1. If you don’t, you might lose important customers and business, not to mention friends.

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Canadian Truck Drivers Don’t Need To Carry Medical Docs

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

NEENAH, WI – When the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) announced earlier this year that commercial drivers are required to possess medical certificates for another year, they weren’t talking about Canadian truck drivers.

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CTA Recommends 105 Speed Limit For All

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

TORONTO- The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) recommends that all provinces follow Ontario and Quebec’s lead in requiring a truck speed limit of no more than 105 kilometres an hour.

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Boat Tails Trailing Not Far Behind Canada’s Trucks

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 223 (CMVSS 223) published a regulation change that will allow for more “boat tail” designs to be used by trucking companies once the provincial regulations are updated.

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Canadian Carriers in Limbo over MAP-21 Regulations

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

As of last month, U.S. carriers and freight brokers are subject to newly changed regulations under MAP-21 (Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act), which also applies to Canadian carriers. Or it would apply to Canadian carriers, if it were clear how.

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CARB Sued over California Truck Regulations

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) sued the California Air Resources Board (CARB) on Dec. 6, over the Truck and Bus Regulation, which they say is unconstitutional.

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Ontario’s Towing Woes Leave Truckers on the Hook

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

The Ontario provincial government is looking to develop a province-wide system to oversee the heavy commercial towing sector.

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Trucking Dangerous Goods: Who’s Liable in Case of Accidents?

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

The Canadian Trucking Alliance and federal government are asking themselves what to do about liability in incidents regarding the transport of dangerous goods.

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Trucking Industry Shines in Mainstream Media

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

The trucking industry shines in a positive way in the mainstream media for a change.

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FMCSA Steps Up Game against Non-compliant Carriers

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

WASHINGTON, DC – Side-stepping carriers, be warned: The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) have proposed amendments to its regulations.