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My Vehicle Broke Down – Now What Do I Do?

In this article, I respond to a question I’ve been asked regarding what am I legally obliged to do when stopping a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) on the side of the roadway due ...
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10 Laws to Comply with When You Buy a CMV in the U.S.

The last thing a Motor Carrier wants is to be penalized for not complying with the Department of Transportation (DOT) or Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) ...
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FMCSA Announces Hours of Service Final Rule Changes

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) published its long-awaited HOS Drivers Final Rule on changes to 49 CFR Part 395. These changes will take effect 120 days ...
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CVSA New Public Online Repository for Active Emergency Declarations

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) has launched a new, public online repository for current emergency declarations,  waivers, amendments, extensions, exemptions, ...
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FAQs: COVID 19 Emergency Declaration & HOS

Following my recent blog post on HOS suspension due to COVID-19, I got a spike in the number of HOS questions, specific to the Emergency Declaration.  Below are answers to the ...
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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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