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Purolator not accepting shipments effective March 28th, 2017 due to possible strike action

Please be advised that effective March 28, 2017 Purolator is taking the step of ceasing to accept shipments to ensure the integrity of our customers’ shipments should a labour disruption occur – shipment pickups will occur as normal on March 27, 2017. Effective March 28, 2017, Purolator will not be accepting shipments until further notice. […]

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Ontario to Introduce Mandatory Entry-Level Training for Class A Truck Drivers

The Ontario Ministry of Transportation has recently introduced a mandatory four to six week entry-level training course for commercial Class A truck drivers. The new Commercial Truck Driver Training Standard (Class A) will be available early July, 2016. Individuals seeking a Class A license in Ontario on or after July 1, 2017 will need to […]

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SOLAS Amendments

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) adopted amendments to the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) Conventions that requires packed container gross mass to be verified prior to accepting the container at origin and/or on board vessel. The SOLAS regulatory change requiring a shipper to provide verified gross MASS weight (VGM) for every container will become […]

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Minister Raitt Announces New Regulations For Identifying Dangerous Goods In Transport

The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, Friday announced that regulations for identifying the dangerous goods transported on Canadian roads and rails are being harmonized across Canada and with the United States and United Nations rules. The new regulations will bring cross border consistency to the way dangerous goods are identified, eliminating the need for […]

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