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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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Seven Things All Federally Regulated Employers Need to Know

By Trucking HR Canada

The Canada Labour Code has undergone numerous changes in recent years. Federally regulated employers need to understand these changes to ensure they remain compliant with the Code and other federal legislation. With Fall approaching, we wanted to provide an overview of changes that have come into force in the last year, as well as highlight some that are on the horizon for late 2023 and early 2024.

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Reminder: Provincial State of Emergency Until September 14

To ensure public safety and support the response to B.C.’s worst-ever wildfire season, the Province is extending the provincial state of emergency until Sept. 14, 2023. Many areas continue to have a fire risk and tens of thousands of people still under evacuation order and alert.

4,200 people on evacuation order, nearly 65,000 additional people remain on evacuation alert and ready to leave their homes at a moment’s notice.

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Transport Canada HOS Exemptions- Reminder

A reminder that on August 18th, 2023, Transport Canada implemented Hours-of-Service (HOS) exemptions as a result of wildfires. Note that the measure provides options for an HOS exemption designed solely to support efforts by extra-provincial truck undertakings and their drivers to transport essential supplies and equipment, in direct assistance to the emergency relief efforts in response to the wildfires in British Columbia and Yukon.

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Provincial ELD Mandate Began on August 1st

August 1, 2023, marked the first day of BC’s provincial ELD mandate, coming into force after the requirement for ELDs in BC was announced in February 2023, giving BC carriers six months to comply with the mandate.

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OS/OW Harmonized Municipal Permitting Comes to Metro Vancouver

Metro Vancouver municipalities have started the ‘soft implementation’ of the Regional Permit Policies and Procedures Manual. The Manual’s purpose is to harmonize municipal permitting for oversize (OS) and/or overweight (OW) commercial vehicles and provide a framework for permitting the transport of OS-OW vehicles and loads on municipal roads across the 21 municipalities that comprise Metro Vancouver (excluding provincial highways).

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Provincial ELD Mandate Begins August 1st

A reminder that as of August 1, 2023, BC’s provincial ELD mandate comes into effect. Enforcement officers in BC may issue violation tickets to carriers who fail to equip a commercial motor vehicle with a certified electronic logging device (ELD) as required under MVAR 37.39.

The fine amount is $520 (or a ticketed amount of $598 when the victim surcharge is included). Fine amounts for violations under MVAR Division 37 are defined in the Violation Ticket Administration and Fines Regulation which is also being amended as of August 1, 2023.

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Temporary HOS Exemptions: Highway 4 Cameron Lake Bluffs

On July 20th, Commercial Vehicle Safety & Enforcement (CVSE) announced an hours of service (HOS) exemption to support the transportation of goods and passengers on Highway 4 during the Slope Stabilization Project at Cameron Lake Bluffs.

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