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Provincial Government Announces Increase for Commercial Vehicle Licence Fees

Starting April 1, 2024, the province is increasing licence fees for commercial vehicles weighing over 12,000 kg by 1.05%. 

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New Legislation Paves the Way for Streamlined Insurance Transactions on Leased Vehicles

The Province of British Columbia has passed Bill 28/2023, the Motor Vehicle Amendment Act, which marks a significant step toward enhancing the efficiency of insurance transactions on leased vehicles, benefiting both lessors and lessees.

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CBSA's Webinar for Non-Resident Importers Shipping Goods to Canada under the CARM Initiative

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BCTA Applauds Provincial Speed Limiter Mandate for Safer Roads and Reduced Emissions

In a significant move toward enhancing road safety and reducing greenhouse gas emissions, BCTA celebrates the BC government's decision to implement a provincial speed limiter mandate, effective April 5, 2024. This mandate, a long-standing request from the BCTA, applies to vehicles with a gross vehicle weight exceeding 11,793 kg and manufactured after 1994.

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Strengthened Measures to Enhance Safety on B.C. Highways for Commercial Vehicles

To ensure safer highway travel, the province of British Columbia is implementing tougher actions to deter trucks from colliding with overpasses and other infrastructure. The new measures, targeting unsafe commercial-vehicle drivers, include escalating consequences for trucking companies involved in infrastructure crashes.

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Reminder: Federally Regulated Employers to Provide Access to Menstrual Products

Starting December 15, federally regulated employers must provide menstrual products to workers at no cost while in the workplace.

This includes putting pads and tampons in washrooms or another space controlled by the employer so that any worker who needs them (including cisgender women, non-binary individuals, transgender men, and intersex individuals) during their workdays has access.

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CARM Client Portal 101 Webinar: Register Today

CBSA’s Assessment and Revenue Management (CARM) team is pleased to introduce a series of webinars aimed at providing comprehensive insights into the implications of CARM.

Specifically designed for small and medium businesses, they will guide you through the necessary steps to register on the CARM Client Portal.

Registration is required to participate in upcoming CBSA webinars, please see below for more info:

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CTA: HOS and ELD Exemptions Not Necessary for Livestock Transport

By Canadian Trucking Alliance

In a letter this week to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food, the Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) provided feedback to a series of committee meetings looking into Electronic Logging Device (ELD) Requirements and Animal Transport.

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Canadian Trucking Alliance: Governments Go Live With Driver Inc Fraud and Enforcement Reporting Channels

By the Canadian Trucking Alliance

To assist government departments in combatting unscrupulous and illegal behaviour by Driver Inc carriers, the Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) and its provincial association partners are calling on members and all compliant carriers to report cases of noncompliance to provincial and federal agencies.

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CARM Client Portal- New User Guides Available

To assist trade chain partners’ (TCPs) onboarding with the new Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) Assessment and Revenue Management (CARM) requirements, CBSA has released two new user guides: the CARM Release 2 Playbook and Release 2 User Guide.

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