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FMCSA Proposes New Under-21 Commercial Driver Pilot Program

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today announced that it is proposing and seeking public comments on a new pilot program to allow drivers aged 18, 19, and 20 to operate commercial motor vehicles...

Learn how to pause your 14-hour clock under new hours regs

At 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 29 Eastern Time, one of the most discussed, praised, and vilified regulation governing drivers in the American trucking industry gets a modest facelift. At that time on that day, the federal rules dictating the hours of service for most...

Canadian ELD timeline remains firm: CTA

TTAWA, Ont. – Don’t expect a reprieve from the Canadian electronic logging device (ELD) mandate, set to go into effect in June 2021. That was the message from Geoff Wood, senior vice-president of policy for the Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA), while speaking at...

U.S. trucking lobbyists bring wish lists to FMCSA

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Infrastructure investments, including additional truck parking, and the allowance of hair testing by the U.S. DoT were among the items trucking industry lobbyists appealed for, when speaking at the Federal Motor Carrier Administration’s (FMCSA)...

Premier Truck Group opens Mississauga parts center

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – Premier Truck Group has opened a new wholesale and retail parts center in Mississauga, Ont. It’s located at 7135 Kennedy Rd., and is 27,000 sq.-ft. in size. It will provide Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) original equipment parts for the...