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November 28th, 2017

Make Sure Registration Info in ACE/DTOPS Accounts is Accurate for Border Checks

US Customs and Border Protection has recently advised that officers are seeing an uptick in trucks at the border with a "Not Paid" transponder status, when it turns out the carrier does in fact have a valid annual or single user fee payment filed.

Cross Border: US Electronic Logging Rule Deadline Approaches

If you transport across the border and into the United States, you are likely aware that the US electronic logging rule deadline is coming up quickly - Monday, December 18, 2017 in fact.

Here are a couple of resources if you have any questions about the rule:

November 1st

61,000 Dishwashers Recalled by Health Canada

Due to fire hazards, several popular brands are recalling 61,000 dishwashers sold between January 2013 and May 2015. The brands include Bosch, Thermador, Gaggenau, Kenmore and Jenn-Air and were manufactured in the US and Germany by BSH Home Appliances. It is believed that the issue is a result of the products’ power cords.

October 19th

Prorate Fees Must Be Paid Prior to ICBC Issuing Licence & Insurance Effective January 1 2018

ICBC recently notified brokers and motor carriers by letter that it will no longer be allowing a seven day grace period to pay a prorate invoice when purchasing or renewing insurance, and will instead require payment at the time of the transaction. The change takes effect as of Monday, January 1, 2018.

Be Truck Aware Campaign Runs Through October 2017

As part of BC's road safety strategy, the Be Truck Aware campaign recently launched on October 17th in Pitt Meadows at the Justice Institute of BC.  The campaign's goal is to reduce car-truck crashes in BC and promote safe driving practices.  Heightened enforcement is also a part of this campaign, targeting all drivers on the road as part of Operation Safe Driver week.  Passenger vehicle drivers are being asked to:

October 12th

Updated Commercial Transport Policy Manual now available

A revised version of the Commercial Transport Procedures Manual is now available through the Commercial Vehicle Safety Enforcement website.

While most changes are administrative in nature, a few changes of note include:

Safe Driver Week is October 15 to 21

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s annual Operation Safe Driver Week takes place this year from October 15 to 21, 2017. During this time, law enforcement will be identifying and issuing warnings or citations to commercial motor vehicle and passenger vehicle drivers who show unsafe driving behaviors. Some of the dangerous driver behaviours that will be on law enforcement radar include:

September 26th

Get Ready to Chain Up Your Tires

This Sunday is October 1, marking the first day of BC's requirement to carry chains between the months of October through March.  Commercial trucks over 27,000 kg GVW must carry chains during these months.

Road conditions themselves will dictate whether or not the chains must be attached.  To find out which sections of highway have chain up conditions in effect, visit https://www.th.gov.bc.ca/roadreports/Chains/chains.asp

July 19th

Wild Fires Safety Reminder

It is important to be familiar with the rules of the water (and the sky) while efforts are being made to fight the devastating fires in BC and Alberta. Keep your distance and avoid jeopardizing any firefighting aircrafts that you see skimming the water.

Any wild fires or activities causing danger should be reported immediately. Residents of BC are asked to call 1-800-663-5555 or *5555 on mobile devices. If in Alberta, call 310-FIRE (3473). Additional provinces can visit their provincial government website to view the correct emergency contact information.

June 6th

Fueling Procedures

Stolen Boats Canada has released a list of safe fueling procedures. Please find them below.
 

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