Sunday, August 25, 2019
Ontario has acquainted the most recent updates with the loads and measurements connected to Safe, Productive, and Infrastructure-Friendly (SPIF) vehicles. Starting at July 1, Regulation 413/05 dispensed with the unique vehicle arrangement licenses required to work long-wheelbase tractors, lƒand...
Despite ongoing challenges against its root court decision, lawmakers in California are pressing forward with a bill that its opponents say threatens the traditional owner-operator model in the state. The legislation, AB-5, passed the state’s General Assembly last month...
The government of Ontario announced today that beginning in July 2020, commercial plate prices will increase by 2 percent and will continue to rise by 2 percent until 2023. Certain fees, like oversize single trip and blanket permits will...
The new US Drug and Alcohol Clearing House is a secure online database that will give employers, FMCSA, State Driver Licensing Agencies, and State law enforcement personnel real-time information about CDL driver drug and alcohol program violations. In general, carriers will be...
OTA Chairman David Carruth had an opportunity to meet with newly appointed Ontario Minister of Economic Development and Chair of the Cabinet Vic Fedeli and Minister Pierre Fitzgibbon, Minister of Economy and Innovation for the Province of Quebec and...
The American Trucking Associations (ATA) has commended Mexico for ratifying the United States-Mexico-Canada trade agreement, and urges U.S. Congress to move on the deal. “Mexico’s action in ratifying the USMCA is a critical step forward in putting this important trade...
A Toronto-based law firm is suggesting that a recent Supreme Court ruling may be the “final nail in the Driver Inc. model of trucking service” if it’s applied to a transportation-related case. Fernandes Hearn’s comments were linked to a case...
Cratex Industries, an industrial packaging and crating company owned by Manitoulin Transport, today celebrated the grand opening of its new facility in Nisku, Alta. The new location offers an array of packaging and crating services to meet the demands of...
(June 19, 2019) -- A delegation of the Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) Executive Committee and Manitoulin Transport hosted Minister Todd Smith, Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade, along with his parliamentary assistant MPP Donna Skelly in North...
(June 17, 2019) -- The Canadian Trucking Alliance has been supportive of the US EPA and Environment Canada’s regulatory approach to reducing the carbon footprint of operating trucking tractors and trailers. However, in response to legal challenges and petitions filed...



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