Canadian Shipper


December 1, 2016

Eastern provinces sign MOU to harmonize LCVs

TORONTO, Ont.--An agreement is now in place between Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia to harmonize requirements for long combination vehicles (LCVs). The move will allow intra-provincial carriers to transport goods more easily and efficiently across the four provinces while reducing fuel consumption and emissions. The Ontario LCV program conditions were a leading contributor to this MoU. Specifically, the MoU covers off 10 key items related to LCV operations and establishes the minimum set of requirements carriers must meet to operate LCVs in all four eastern provinces.  These include: Carrier eligibility (e.g. experience, insurance coverage and safety rating); driver qualifications and training; operational restrictions (e.g. 90 km/h speed limit); rear signage requirements; special equipment requirements (e.g. ESC for tractors); overall Length