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Car Transport Regulations in Canada

When it comes to talk about the regulations that every car carrier has to process in any car transportation, we are talking about strict regulations that drivers and vehicle hauling companies have to follow to ensure the safety of a vehicle.

The drivers of the car carrier companies are obligated to keep records of their activities related to vehicle transportation. In this records they have to state when the  vehicles were picked up, where they were picked up, between many other details. This information allows the authorities to keep a record on how many hours a driver is driving a day. 

In the laws and regulations of vehicle transportation in Canada it is stipulated the number of hours a truck driver can drive. For example, if a driver drives for 60 hours in seven days or 70 hours in eight days, the driver will be over the legal driving limits for the week.

There is no established weight on how much a semi-truck trailer can transport during vehicle shipping in Canada. A full size semi-trailer typically can carry no more than 80,000 pounds.

The truck drivers take tests to acquire a license called Commercial Driver's License (CDL), and there are many other endorsements like "handling oversize trucks, specialized vehicles". This license verifies that the driver passed the course and that he knows how to deal with  special equipment like air brakes.

The purpose of these regulations are to make sure all the commercial drivers in Canada have the proper skills and knowledge and that way many incidents can be avoided. As well, another reason is making the the products of all the customers safe in their transport.

When you choose a car shipping company in Canada make sure all these regulations are covered by that company. Ship my Ride covers all these regulations and more, so contact us , we will be more than glad to assist you.


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