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Logbooks fading away as Canada prepares to mandate ELDs

June 26, 2019 by John Smith

TORONTO, Ont. — Transport Canada announced this month that it will mandate electronic logging devices (ELDs) as of June 2021 – more than three years after the U.S. first required the time-tracking equipment in the place of paper logbooks. And that’s despite the fact that Canada had a head start on developing the underlying technical standards.

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Canada unveils plans for ELD mandate

June 13, 2019 by John Smith

TORONTO, Ont. — Transport Canada has unveiled plans to mandate electronic logging devices (ELDs) by June 2021, and there will be significant differences when compared to the rollout of the technology in the U.S.

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10 things to know about Canada’s ELD mandate

June 12, 2019 by John Smith

TORONTO, Ont. – Transport Canada has officially unveiled rules that will mandate ELDs (electronic logging devices), replacing long-established paper logbooks. Here are 10 key things you need to know:

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Switchin’ to Glide: Registering glider kits could be a problem

August 14, 2018 by John Smith

TORONTO, Ont. — There are hundreds if not thousands of trucks rumbling across this land that aren’t really trucks at all. They are legally defined as “an assemblage of parts” that someone has bolted together and turned into a truck. Otherwise known as glider kits, these vehicles create headaches for regulators — and some may soon cause their owners a little grief as well.

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AT-ATs recalled for faulty powertrains

May 4, 2017 by John Smith

OTTAWA, ON – Even Transport Canada recognizes the power of the Force.

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Canada to Mandate Electronic Stability for New Trucks

February 26, 2016 by Dave Nesseth

OTTAWA, ON – A new manufacturing standard announced by Transport Canada will require all new heavy trucks sold in Canada to be equipped with an Electronic Stability Control (ESC) system.

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New Rail Tanker Rules Finalized in Wake of Deadly Crashes

May 4, 2015 by sehui

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Canadian and U.S. officials have announced new and harmonized final rules for the transportation of flammable liquids by railroads, including a new class of rail tank car.

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Gov. Study on Green Truck Tech Good Move, says Alliance

October 30, 2014 by Martin Smith

TORONTO – Government study on green truck tech will save industry money.

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Feds taking a close look at stability systems

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

OTTAWA — For the time being Transport Canada’s awareness campaign regarding Electronic Stability Control (ESC) technology is focusing on passenger vehicles, but it may be a sign of things to come.

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Cannon preaches national solidarity, calls speed limiter findings ‘encouraging’

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

GATINEAU, Que. — It’s been just a fantasy for years, but the federal Transport Minister is suggesting it’s time to make consistent national regulations a reality.

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Provinces ponder speed limiter study

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

EDMONTON — Following the release of Transport Canada’s study on speed limiter activation, a number of provinces will be revisiting the idea – including Alberta.

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Feds looking for carriers to study wait times

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

OTTAWA — Transport Canada is looking for motor carriers to participate in a project to measure queuing times at ports, wait times at border crossings and travel times between major cities and along major trade corridors.

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Hours of Severance

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

A new rift between Ottawa and Queen’s Park has emerged over Canadian HOS rules — further loosening the feds’ grip on extra-provincial carriers.

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Vancouver Port Truckers To Vote on Deal

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

VANCOUVER, BC – Unionized container truck drivers at Port Metro Vancouver agreed to vote on a deal made with labor mediator Vince Ready, who’s been assigned to resolved the conflict by Transport Canada.

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Confederation Way Interchange Open to Motorists

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

FORT MCMURRAY, AB – Highway 63 is now open to traffic passing through, allowing better access to Fort McMurray’s adjacent residential areas, according to Transport Canada.