CVSA’s Operation Safe Driver Week Is Underway

CVSA’s Operation Safe Driver Week Is Underway

Today is the first day of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) weeklong driver-safety traffic enforcement initiative, Operation Safe Driver Week. From July 7 to 13, drivers exhibiting unsafe driving behaviors on our roadways, such as speeding, distracted driving, aggressive driving, following too closely, etc., will be pulled over by law enforcement personnel and may […]

Ontario making electric vehicle chargers more accessible in underserved and remote areas

Ontario making electric vehicle chargers more accessible in underserved and remote areas

The Ontario government has issued a Request for Bids to build and operate electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in 15 new underserved and remote areas across the province. Expanding the charging network will make it easier and more convenient for drivers to charge EVs outside of large urban centres, reducing range anxiety and supporting the […]

Ontario launching new certification for towing industry

Ontario launching new certification for towing industry

The Ontario government is increasing safety, supporting customers and improving standards in the towing industry. Effective July 1, 2024, Ontario will become the first province in Canada to require both tow truck drivers and vehicle storage operators to have a certificate to operate, helping protect drivers against fraudulent towing companies. “While the vast majority of […]

Ontario begins automatic licence plate renewals

Ontario begins automatic licence plate renewals

The Ontario government is making life easier and more convenient for more than eight million drivers by becoming the first jurisdiction in North America to introduce automatic licence plate renewals. The change takes effect on July 1, 2024 and will save vehicle owners time, amounting to more than 900,000 hours every year. “Under the leadership […]

CVSA’s 2024 International Roadcheck is underway

CVSA’s 2024 International Roadcheck is underway

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) 72-hour International Roadcheck commercial motor vehicle inspection and enforcement initiative is underway. From May 14 to 16, CVSA-certified inspectors will inspect commercial motor vehicles and their drivers at weigh/inspection stations, popup inspection sites and on roving patrols throughout Canada, Mexico and the United States. During International Roadcheck, inspectors will […]

Shell Rotella SuperRigs 2024 to be held May 30- June 1

Shell Rotella SuperRigs 2024 to be held May 30- June 1

Shell Rotella has announced the return of the SuperRigs truck competition, which will be hosted at Texas Motor Speedway from May 30th to June 1st, 2024. Celebrating its 42nd year, this annual event is one of the highly anticipated within the trucking community and promises an extraordinary showcase of the nation’s finest working trucks. This […]

Ontario introducing stiff penalties to combat rising auto thefts  and carjackings

Ontario introducing stiff penalties to combat rising auto thefts  and carjackings

The Ontario government is cracking down on auto theft by introducing legislation that, if passed, would suspend driver’s licences for people convicted of the crime. With auto thefts and carjackings on the rise across the province, the legislation would help deter potential thieves and make it more challenging for criminals to re-offend. “Car theft is […]

CBSA investigation leads to conviction of unauthorized immigration consultant for fraud

CBSA investigation leads to conviction of unauthorized immigration consultant for fraud

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) plays a crucial role in ensuring the integrity of Canada’s immigration system and holds accountable individuals who attempt to defraud new immigrants to Canada. On April 8, 2024, Maneet ‘Mani’ Malhotra, a resident of Ontario, pleaded guilty in an Edmonton courtroom to one count under section 91 of the Immigration […]

Volvo Trucks announces major advancement in sustainability efforts

Volvo Trucks announces major advancement in sustainability efforts

Volvo Trucks North America has announced a significant advancement in its sustainability efforts by fueling newly assembled trucks with Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO), a renewable fuel, as they depart from the Volvo Trucks New River Valley Assembly Operations (NRV) in Dublin, Virginia. This initiative is part of Volvo Trucks’ broader strategy to decarbonize the industry through […]

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