August 10, 2016
According to the Commercial Safety and Enforcement (CVSE),
Here are some clarifications on how US incident data is recorded on BC National Safety Code Carrier Profiles, including for accidents, out-of-service declarations, out of service declarations, and US violation tickets and notice orders.
1. For NSC purposes, only accidents where the carrier is at fault or fault is undetermined are assigned points on Carrier Profiles.
In contrast, CSA...
August 03, 2016
The Bureau International des Containers is the only non-governmental organization that links all groups interested in containerization and intermodal transport.
Recently the bureau has launched a pilot database that provides a convenient source of container tare weight data for all carriers, manufacturers, operators, lessors, shippers, forwarders, authorities and other international organizations who need to meet SOLAS mandatory container weight...
July 20, 2016
The Canada Border Service Agency (CBSA) security changes apply to all carriers using the CBSA eManifest Portal and Trusted Trader Portal.
CBSA has recently announced changes that could impact your computer security protocols. Protocol changes will be implemented in two phases (July 31, 2016 and December 31, 2016). Portal users most likely to be impacted are those using older versions of Internet Explorer and Firefox with Windows XP or Windows...
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...