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CBSA Delays CARM Launch Until October 2024

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) announced that the implementation of the CBSA Assessment and Revenue Management portal (CARM) for trade chain partners will be delayed until October 2024. Further details of the CBSA’s decision is available through its news release.…

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G&M: Majority of PSBs Operate Incorrectly

A recent Globe & Mail article tackled the issue of personal services businesses (PSB) and how many – especially in the trucking industry – operate incorrectly in accordance to rules in our tax laws. The article, special to the G&M,…

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Canada Commits to Continued Road Infrastructure Investments

Clarification from Canada’s Ministers In a recent clarification that has put the Canadian trucking industry’s concerns to rest, the country’s top officials have underscored their unwavering commitment to enhancing road infrastructure. This commitment comes in the wake of apprehensions sparked…

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Carrier to PM: ‘Enforce the Law & End Egregious Driver Inc Violations

Individual CTA carrier members have stepped up efforts to express their concern the federal government has not committed to meaningful enforcement of Driver Inc carriers. The strongly-worded letter below is from Jonathan Neeb, of Kitchener, Ont-based Frontier Distribution Services Inc.…

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Maximize CARM Compliance to Avoid Border Delays

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) is on the brink of launching a revolutionary digital system, CARM (CBSA Assessment and Revenue Management), aimed at modernizing the assessment and collection of duties and taxes on commercial goods imported into Canada. Scheduled…

2024 Canadian Trucking

DexKo Expands with City Spring Acquisition

DexKo Global Inc., renowned for its superior trailer running gear and specialized components, proudly announces the strategic acquisition of City Spring & Axle Ltd., along with its sister companies Pacific Spring & Axle Ltd. and Spring Service Ltd. This expansion,…

Green Trucking: CTA’s Eco-Forward Initiatives

In its pre-budget proposal, the Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) has put forth a series of recommendations aimed at curbing emissions within the trucking industry. These recommendations include amendments to federal policies and the extension of key incentive programs, all designed…

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Boosting Trucking: Cutting Trade Barriers

The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) has spotlighted the significant trade barriers within the interprovincial trucking sector, pinpointing inefficiencies in Canada’s supply chain. Highlighted in their recent submission to the Privy Council Office in October 2023, these barriers present a vital…

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Impact of Paid Sick Leave on Trucking Industry

A recent FETCO analysis, representing 38 key federally regulated entities including the Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA), has shed light on the profound effects that mandatory paid sick leave is having on labor productivity and the wider economy. This study comes…

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Cracking Down on Trucking Misclassification

The trucking industry is at a pivotal moment, grappling with widespread tax evasion and the misclassification of labor. In a significant move, the Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) has acknowledged the gravity of the situation by establishing a specialized…

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Canada Extends Trailer GHG Rules Suspension

In a significant move by Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC), the suspension of amendments to the greenhouse gas (GHG) regulations concerning trailers has been extended for up to one more year. This development underscores Canada’s ongoing assessment and adaptation…

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Sign Up: Govt Study on Trucking Trade Barriers

The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) is calling upon its members to engage in crucial focus group discussions led by Altis Consulting for the Privy Council Office (PCO). These discussions are set to explore the intricate barriers that impede internal trade…

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Uber & Lyft May Exit Minneapolis Over Pay Law

Minneapolis faces the possibility of losing Uber and Lyft services starting May 1, following the City Council’s decision to enforce minimum wage laws for app-based drivers, despite Mayor Jacob Frey’s veto. This development echoes a similar situation from last year,…

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California’s $109M Boost for Clean Trucks

California is channeling more than $109 million from the Volkswagen diesel scandal settlement into its clean vehicle initiatives, particularly focusing on zero-emissions vehicles (ZEVs) for drayage operations. This significant investment is part of the state’s broader effort to reduce vehicular…

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How to finance a Truck in 2024

Introduction: Are you in the market for a new or used truck in Canada? Whether for personal use or as a critical asset for your business, understanding how to navigate the truck loan process is essential. This comprehensive guide will…

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Can you Finance a Trailer? An In-Depth Guide

Navigating Financing Options for Semi Trailers: A Comprehensive Guide In the world of logistics and transportation, semi-trailers play a pivotal role in moving goods across continents. Whether you’re an established trucking company looking to expand your fleet or an independent…

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The Future of Freight: Electric Semi Trucks on the Rise

The Future of Freight: Electric Semi Trucks on the Rise The transportation industry is undergoing a significant transformation with the emergence of electric semi-trucks. These innovative vehicles are set to revolutionize freight transportation by offering a more sustainable and efficient…