April 13, 2016
Each year the trucking industry and its insurers are hit by roughly $5 billion in losses due to cargo theft. While many people may consider cargo theft a victimless crime, they don’t realize that it’s the insurance policy holders that foot the bill when it comes to theft and fraud.
However, now you can FEAR NO MORE. The Cargo Theft Reporting Program, which has helped law enforcement agencies crack down on this rapidly spreading crime...
April 04, 2016
Driving a truck is a very demanding job and often requires long hours of driving. Because truck drivers are on a 24/7 schedule, they are usually on the road for long periods of time and at night, affecting their sleep quality.
Lack of sleep makes it more difficult to meet the demands of the job and increases your risk for drowsy driving and vehicle crashes. Good sleep is as important as proper nutrition and exercise. While you are sleeping, your...
March 23, 2016
As we have all observed in the last year – the effects of the U.S. economy has caused the Canadian Dollar (CAD) to continue to fluctuate and plummet down to low as 72 cents per USD. This has caused a significant change of work flow for many companies, and seems likely that this trend will continue.
An expensive U.S. Dollar (USD) may cause Canadian trucking companies shipping to the U.S. to experience an increased cost of doing business....
March 18, 2016
The Ministry of Finance has updated direction to ICBC on the application of the MJV tax.
As of March 14, 2016, fleets will no longer receive an automatic credit for multijurisdictional vehicle tax paid when there is a change in ownership of an MJV during a prorate license term and will have to apply for a refund at the end of the licensing term instead.
Now, whenever there is a transfer of ownership of an MJV, the MJV tax is payable by the party...
March 16, 2016
Commercial drivers with a BC Class 5 license who operate two-axle vehicles over 10,000 lbs (4,536 kg) in the U.S. must meet US Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration medical standards as of April 1st, 2016.
To comply with U.S law, drivers may:
Upgrade to a BC Class 1 through 4 driver’s license to show that they meet US commercial driver medical standards, or
Make an appointment with a medical examiner in the US to complete an...
March 10, 2016
ICBC recently released a bulletin on distracted driving to emphasize the importance of focusing on the road while you’re driving.
Distracted driving is the second leading cause of car crash fatalities in B.C. and one of the most common distractions behind the wheel is a mobile device. On average, there are approximately 81 fatal crashes in B.C. per year that are caused by distracted driving.*You may feel pressured to be connected all the...