February was a short month but still a busy month. Check out what you might have missed last month in trucking.


U.S. carriers need to prepare for Canadian ELD mandate – “U.S. carriers operating north of the border need to ensure their electronic logging devices (ELDs) are compliant with the Canadian mandate come June 2021, or risk being put out of service. During an opening day filled with Canadian content, Mike Millian, president of the Private Motor Truck Council of Canada (PMTC), highlighted during Omnitracs Outlook 2020 in Las Vegas, Nev. the impact Canada’s ELD mandate will have on U.S. carriers.”

Trucking Law: How to properly log a yard move – “The advent of virtually universal use of electronic logging devices under the ELD mandate has brought a new focus to some of the murkier areas of the hours of service regulations. The new yard moves logbook category is one of those.”


Dealing with the physical effects of daily stress doesn’t have to be ‘bucking a stacked deck’“For too many of us in trucking, work can become the singular way of life. When I climbed into a truck in ’93, I never dreamed I would lose the next twelve years of my life to the job — it just came and went, so fast. It was like I laid down and closed my eyes one night and, when I woke up, I was 12 years older and about 100 pounds heavier — and a whole lot more personally poor.”

Reg’s & Infrastructure

Entry-level river training moves forward at national level – “Canada’s transportation and highway safety ministers have approved a national entry-level training standard for commercial vehicle drivers, which will ultimately be included in the National Safety Code.”

Trans-Canada Highway to be twinned from Manitoba border to Kenora – “The twinning of the TransCanada Highway between Kenora and the Manitoba border is one significant step closer to becoming a reality. Ontario Transportation Minister Caroline Mulroney joined First Nations leadership and Indigenous Affairs Minister Greg Rickford in signing a Memorandum of Understanding with Niiwin Wendaanimonk, a partnership of four First Nations with interests in the project area on Wednesday, Feb. 5.”

In Other News

14 things to know about cannabis and trucking – “Canada has legalized recreational cannabis, but there are still plenty of questions surrounding the drug’s use within the context of trucking. Here are 14 key takeaways you should know.”

FMCSA plans new large study on truck crashes – “The U.S. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is seeking comments from the public and trucking industry stakeholders on how best to design and conduct a new large study to identify factors contributing to truck crashes.”

Truck driver arrested after cops say he ‘records music while driving down the highway’ – “On Monday, February 10, Washington State Patrol Trooper C. Thorson tweeted to describe an unusual instance of distracted driving involving a truck driver. He wrote: “Just when you thought you have heard it all…..Trooper Trombley stopped a semi truck driver for speeding (17 over). After arresting the driver for suspicion of DUI/drugs, he found out that the suspect produces/records music while driving down the highway.”

Manitoba Trucking Association (MTA) Driver Recruitment Video – “”Trucking is more than just driving. It’s an exciting industry with career opportunities inside and outside of the truck.”