June 16, 2016
Carriers operating in the state of California are being reminded that model year 2009 transport refrigeration units must comply with the TRU Regulation’s in-use performance standards by the end of 2016. Fleets with MY 2009 TRUs should be planning for compliance now.
Purchase orders for compliance equipment (e.g., replacement TRUs) or emissions control technology (e.g., diesel particulate filters) must be placed before the TRU Regulation...
June 16, 2016
Passengers who ride in large commercial trucks in the US must be wearing seat belts when on public roads, according to the US Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. Furthermore, carriers and drivers will now be held responsible for this, as of August 8, 2016.
The rule revises existing Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations, since an unsecured passenger or other occupant not only risks personal injury but may also create a hazard...
June 14, 2016
The BC Trucking Association has recently verified with Commercial Vehicle Safety and Enforcement that its scales are not “trade” certified under the Canadian Weights and Measures Act and Regulations.
Shippers must provide the VGM (verified gross mass) to an ocean carrier and port terminal representatives prior to loading the container onto a ship. Port of Vancouver marine terminals have indicated they will turn trucks without proper...
June 08, 2016
Effective June 2, 2016, you'll find variable speed signs in three locations throughout the province as part of a Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure pilot project to help reduce the frequency and severity of weather-related crashes. This safety initiative targets critical sections of Highways 1, 5 and 99. Crews have now installed:
18 variable speed signs along Highway 1 from Perry River to Revelstoke
13 variable speed signs...
June 08, 2016
The Ministry of Finance has recently clarified what information is necessary in order for multijurisdictional vehicles and trailers used solely with MJVs to receive PST exemptions for parts and services.
PST Exemption - Businesses that provide services or parts for a customer’s MJV or trailer used solely with an MJV must receive and record the customer’s prorate account number on the bill, invoice or receipt to provide them with a...
June 07, 2016
Under common law, an individual serving an organization either as an employee or volunteer can create liability for the organization they are working on behalf of through his/her own negligence. Owning, maintaining, and driving a vehicle involves plenty of risk – and an unintentional act behind the wheel can have catastrophic consequences for all parties: driver, passenger(s), other driver(s), passenger(s), pedestrian(s)…and...