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Canadian texting and driving rates double in last decade

OTTAWA, Ont. – Don’t read this article on your phone if you’re behind the wheel. New research by the Traffic Injury Research Foundation (TIRF) continues to demonstrate that texting and calling while driving is on the rise. Almost one in 10 Canadian drivers...

Truck driver found dead after fiery crash in Brampton

One person has died following a collision involving two tractor trailers in Brampton Tuesday night, May 26. Around 8:45 p.m., emergency crews received reports of a fiery crash in the area of Highway 50 and Castle Oaks Crossing. Peel Regional Police said one of...

FMCSA starts remote safety reviews

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has begun reviewing safety compliance remotely because of Covid-19, the agency said in a guidance issued Wednesday. During the public health emergency, the FMCSA said, it will conduct...

Canada, U.S. extend border restrictions until June 21

OTTAWA, Ont. – Canada and the U.S. have agreed to keep the border closed to all non-essential travel until June 21, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Tuesday. Photo: CBSA The restrictions, which are not applicable to commercial vehicles, were first introduced in...

Truckers fight to end ‘evasion of broker transparency’

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA), in a push for better enforcement of existing regulations, filed a petition on May 19 with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) urging immediate action to improve broker transparency. Since...

Canadian truck driver arrested in $3M drug bust

BLAINE, Wash. ― U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers have arrested a Canadian truck driver following the seizure of 134 pounds of cocaine worth US$3 million from his rig, the agency said. The cocaine was found in these duffel bags. Photo: CBP It said the...