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Update on COVID-19: FAQs on Emergency Declaration Part 2

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has released a second set of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) regarding their Emergency Declaration on Wednesday, March ...
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Update on COVID-19: DOT Drug & Alcohol Testing

Following my previous blog regarding FMCSA granting a waiver for expiring commercial driver’s licenses & permits, I have been getting questions regarding drug and alcohol ...
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Ontario Announces Temporary Options for Provincial Trucking Companies

On March 30, 2020, the Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO) announced temporary options for provincially regulated trucking companies that operate in Ontario only, ...
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Update on COVID-19: Freight Transport Exemption in Canada

Exemption to allow relief from the requirements established under the Commercial Vehicle Drivers Hours of Service Regulations As expected, Transport Canada has approved an ...
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Update on COVID-19: Expiring Commercial Driver’s Licenses & Permits

It has come to my attention that many truckers are becoming increasingly anxious that they may be subject to unwanted enforcement attention due to their CLDs expiring soon, and ...
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Update on COVID-19: Temporary Waivers by Jurisdiction

To date, I have focused my ‘Ask the Expert’ Blogs on Federal Emergency Declarations information in the U.S. and Canada.  I am switching gears today to focus on specific State ...
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Update on COVID-19 Emergency Declaration

As you know, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) issued a national Emergency Declaration for Commercial Motor Vehicles (CMVs) delivering relief in response ...
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Texas Intrastate - ELD Mandate Deadline & HOS Rules

With all the chatter about the Electronic Logging Device (ELD) deadline for Interstate drivers in the U.S. effective December 16, 2019, I wanted to raise awareness of another ...
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Canada-specific HOS On-Duty Requirement

This is a different requirement than when operating in the U.S. and might cause confusion for motor carriers travelling between Canada and the U.S., particularly with the ELD ...
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Hazardous Materials: How do they affect off duty breaks and duty statuses?

When taking a break while hauling hazmats, make sure you're doing it right! Understanding how to rightly claim the right duty status is already crucial if DOT ever inspects ...
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