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  • E-commerce, modernized supply chains and innovative logistics processes are creating new opportunities in the trucking and logistics industry. We know it takes knowledge and information for workers, employers and post-secondary education institutions to take advantage of these opportunities and grow our economy.

  • Trucking HR Canada’s Top Fleet Employers Program is hosting its annual Gala Awards Dinner on Thursday, October 11, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m., at the Palais Royale (Toronto, ON). Join Trucking HR Canada, Top Fleet Employer honourees, and many other industry colleagues at this can’t-miss Gala Event.

  • Alberta Transportation

    The 2018 calendar year was unusually busy for Alberta Transportation. In addition to routine workloads, such as supporting a robust highway construction program and permitting for commercial traffic, the Ministry undertook three major policy initiatives to make roads safer across the province.

  • Effective June 1, 2018 the Alberta Occupational Health and Safety Act was repealed and replaced. As an employer it is your responsibility to ensure the most current legislation is readily available in the workplace. Are you in compliance with this requirement?

  • CVSA-certified enforcement personnel will conduct roadside inspections on commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) as part of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) Brake Safety Week, September 16-22, in order to identify and remove CMVs with critical brake violations from our roadways and to call attention to the dangers of faulty brake systems.

  • ewly released data show that trucking and other federally mandated, safety-sensitive workforces in the US are showing increases of positive marijuana tests in states that have enacted recreational use statues.

  • Recreational marijuana will be legal this year across Canada. This heightens the need for strong workplace policies on impairment on the job and it is recommended that companies have an impairment policy in place.

  • n previous articles we have pointed out the significance and importance of having a fully executed Bill of Lading (BOL). Having a BOL completed properly typically provides the carrier with protection with respect to the carriage of goods and also the possibility of damages. Most importantly, carriers can rely on the limitation of damages to $2 per pound.

  • The economic recovery in Alberta is underway. Alberta businesses should see an increased pace in business activities, after Alberta’s economic downturn.

  • As trucking companies continue to grapple with thin margins and ever-escalating operating costs, it’s imperative governments do what they can to ensure the competitive playing field remains leveled across the industry, says the Canadian Trucking Alliance.

  • argo theft in the US was 15% lower in 2017 when compared to 2016, along with a negligible increase in average loss value year-over-year, reports recording firm SensiGuard.

  • If there is excessive noise in the workplace employers should have their employees hearing tested when they first start with the company and annually to determine hearing shift.

  • After many years of advocating for publicly funded commercial driver training, the MTA is pleased to be partnering with the Province of Manitoba. Tuition funding for Manitobans wanting to train and work as Transport Truck Drivers, is in full swing and proving to be an incredible opportunity for our entire Industry in Manitoba.

  • any employers in Canada hire temporary foreign workers when they are unable to recruit Canadian citizens or permanent residents for job openings. In recent years, the government of Canada has engaged in stronger enforcement and has handed out tougher penalties for employers found non-compliant with their legal obligations to temporary foreign workers.

  • nvironment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) has published the Gazette II notice for Phase II Heavy-duty Vehicle and Engine Greenhouse Gas Emission Regulations. The objective of the regulations made under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA) is to reduce GHG emissions in Canada from new on-road heavy-duty vehicles, engines and trailers by establishing more stringent emission standards to help protect Canadians and the environment.

  • Fleet Complete has launched Fleet Complete Vision – a powerful mobile video solution designed to improve operational safety and accident management for fleet owners in any industry. This advanced visual analytics solution is scalable to the customer’s immediate needs regarding the level of video safety required and is fully integrated with the Fleet Complete platform for holistic fleet insights.

  • he fall of 2018 has brought significant changes to the regulation of the trucking industry, including new rules respecting driver’s licensing, NAFTA/USMCA and now the legalization of cannabis. Canada’s century old ban on cannabis ended on October 17, 2018. As of that date, An Act Respecting Cannabis and to Amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, the Criminal Code and other Acts came into force.

  • n the wake of the tragedy that rocked the country, provincial governments across the Prairies are considering substantial changes to the required training for new drivers, and additional restrictions on who is capable of driving over-sized trucks.

  • Fifty-two US and Canadian jurisdictions conducted 11,531 roadside inspections on commercial motor vehicles and removed 1,595 vehicles with brake violations from roadways on April 25, 2018, as part of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) unannounced Brake Safety Day enforcement initiative.

  • A recent announcement by the Government of Manitoba is one that will positively impact Manitoba’s trucking industry.

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