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Proposed amendments to adopt mandatory electronic logging devices for Ontario carriers

Ontario’s Ministry of Transportation (MTO) has announced that it proposes to amend Ontario’s Hours of Service Regulation 555/06 under the Highway Traffic Act (ON) to implement a mandatory requirement for motor carriers who only operate in Ontario to start using...

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Jaclyne Reive quoted in Truck News article discussing the current regulatory environment for autonomous vehicles and more

Truck News, "Autonomous vehicles still face legal, legislative hurdles"

Advancing technology is bringing us ever closer to the vision of highly autonomous vehicles, but there are still related legislative and legal hurdles to overcome before such equipment is broadly used. “Use on Canadian public roads is still pretty limited,”...

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Cyberattacks in your supply chain – Canada Post data breach highlights risks

Over the past twelve months, we have seen more and more clients experiencing a variety of cybersecurity incidents. Most prominently, these have been “business email compromise” incidents as well as malware deployments, such as ransomware attacks. The latter have received...

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Enforcement of mandatory electronic logging devices for Canadian carriers

Transport Canada has reaffirmed the June 12, 2021 rollout of Canada’s electronic logging device (“ELD”) mandate, but with a “progressive enforcement period” lasting up to 1 year. On June 12, 2019, Transport Canada published amendments to the Commercial Vehicle Drivers...

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Transportation of lithium batteries by motor carriers

Transportation of products containing lithium batteries by motor carriers is becoming increasingly common. This type of battery is found throughout items we use in daily life and can be divided into two categories: lithium ion and lithium metal. Lithium ion...

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Transporting cannabis within Canada as a common carrier

With the legalization of cannabis in Canada, and the growing industry resulting from the recent expansion of products containing cannabis that can now be legally sold (e.g. edibles and topicals) discussions regarding the circumstances under which these regulated products can...

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Alberta’s new impaired driving laws

The Provincial Administrative Penalties Act (the “Act”) came into force on December 1, 2020. The Government of Alberta has stated the purpose of the Act is to simplify its existing impaired driving programs and strengthen its impaired driving laws. The...

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‘Tis the Season: For a Spike in Cargo Theft

Private Motor Carrier Magazine, Vol. 8, Issue 5 - Winter 2020, pp 32-34

The cost of cargo crime in Canada is estimated to be around $5 billion annually, perpetrated primarily through the theft of trucks and transport trailers full of merchandise. The Greater Toronto Area reportedly has among the highest rates of cargo...

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MTO survey on adoption of mandatory electronic logging devices for Ontario carriers

Ontario’s Ministry of Transportation (MTO) is conducting a survey to obtain opinions on the implementation of a mandatory requirement  for motor carriers who only operate in Ontario to start using electronic logging devices (ELD). The survey is open until December...

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Drivers Inc: Classification issues in transportation

Introduction Proper classification of drivers is an ongoing issue. The way drivers are classified can significantly impact the obligations and operations of a business, as independent contractors are excluded from most employment standards and labour relations legislation both federally and...

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