Stein Monast informs you...Laws and rules
Current state of the law regarding cellphones while driving
Since the replacement of section 439.1 of the Highway Safety Code by section 443.1, we have seen the important concern of the Quebec legislature to overcome the problem of distracted driving, particularly with regard to the use of cell phones. Indeed, this new article is more restrictive than its predecessor and its non-compliance leads to more severe penalties.
Obligations of employers - Federal electionsLaws and rules
The Canadian federal election of 2019 will be held on October 21 to elect members of the Parliament of Canada. The date of October 21 is determined by the Canada Elections Act ("Act") which provides for fixed election dates.
Rappel: Renouvellement Mutuelle de prévention des transporteurs par autobusYour Federation
C’est la période de renouvellement de votre adhésion à la Mutuelle de prévention des transporteurs par autobus pour l’année 2020.
Reminder regarding the obligations surrounding smoking bansLaws and rules
Under section 2 of the Tobacco Control Act ("Act"), no person shall smoke or use an electronic cigarette and any other device of that nature in, without limitation, the following indoor locations:
Fuel refundLaws and rules
In March, the Federation informed you of the new registration for the fuel refund. A webinar was organized by the Canada Revenue Agency ("CRA") and a PowerPoint presentation in English was sent to participants.
Transportez vert program of Transition énergétique QuébecSupplier members
Transition énergétique Québec launched the Transportez vert Program in 2019 to help businesses, municipalities and public bodies implement actions that reduce the fuel consumption of their vehicles and, consequently, their GHG emissions.
The objective of this component is to promote the use of technologies to improve energy efficiency while reducing GHG emissions in the transportation of people (long distance and school) and goods. As part of the program, the term "technology" includes vehicles, conversion sets, antirust or any other relevant technology.
Classifieds - School bus for saleYour Federation
2 school buses for sale!
For more details, consult the page '' Classifieds '' accessible under the tab "Services"
PEVL file - Now available in EnglishLaws and rules
Last July, the Société de l 'assurance automobile du Québec ("SAAQ") informed us, in a Relayeur publication, that it was now possible for owners and operators of heavy Quebec vehicles, doing business outside of the province of Quebec, to obtain upon request their PEVL file status in English.
IMPORTANT SURVEY - VIOLENCE IN SCHOOL TRANSPORTSchool transport
During the month of April 2019, the Federation of Bus Transporters (FTA) and the school transportation sector of the Federation of Public Service Employees of the CSN (FEESP-CSN) decided to engage in a to act on violence in the school bus sector.
Stein Monast informs you...Laws and rules
Reminder of your rights and obligations in a chartered transport
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Some weeks have already passed since the end of the classes and the beginning of the summer period. And who says summer, says charter transport! It is therefore a good time to review its main rights and obligations under the Bus Transportation Regulations ("Regulations") as a carrier or bus driver for this type of movement.
Temporary license - maximum 45 daysLaws and rules
In the middle of the summer, demand for shuttle services is increasing and, as a result, requests for subscription licenses. In fact, the Regulation respecting bus transportation states that:
School bus to sellSchool transport
Autobus scolaire 2018 à vendre
Pour plus de détails, consulter la Zone membre sur le site internet de la Fédération, dans l'onglet "Services", Petites annonces.
Guide to recruit internationallyTraining
Ms. Lydia Massimiani, project manager at Camo-route, recently presented the Guide INTERNATIONAL RECRUIT - EMPLOYER ROADMAP developed by Camo-route. The guide, which will be regularly updated, is available on the website (French only).
School Taxation - The new law comes into effect on July 1Laws and rules
(LCP) The provisions of the Act to introduce a single rate of school taxation applicable to all school boards will come into force in less than two weeks, July 1, with some exceptions.
Electronic "Logbook" will be mandatory in Canada as of June 2021Laws and rules
After extensive industry consultation and after more than two years of waiting, the Regulations Amending the Commercial Vehicle Drivers Hours of Service Regulations ("Regulations") were published on June 12 in the Canada Gazette. Canada Part II, which will be effective from June 2021.
Did you see me? prices for the 2019 security campaign.Security
On June 28, the Bus Carriers Federation rewarded the efforts of carriers members and their partners during the 31st safety campaign that took place from February 4 to 15, 2019. Prices Did you see me? are presented annually at the Federation Conference to those who have distinguished themselves by the quality, originality and relevance of their prevention activities in their region.
Back to the 2019 Congress of the FederationYour Federation
The annual bus drivers' meeting was held under the theme "Trends + alternatives = Dare! ", at the Fairmont Manoir Richelieu. Golf, conferences, Annual General Meeting and the traditional "tailgate" was on the menu for this 6th Congress of the Federation.
Bus Carriers Federation new board of directorsYour Federation
From June 27 to 28, the Bus Carriers Federation congress was held in the magnificent region of Charlevoix. Conferences, panel discussions and the general assembly of members were on the menu for this 6th annual meeting.
La Mutuelle de prévention des transporteurs par autobus est VOTRE SOLUTION!Your Federation
Vous avez jusqu’au 30 juin prochain pour confirmer votre renouvellement auprès de votre mutuelle de prévention, mais n’êtes plus satisfait des services et des taux?
Vous ne faites pas partie d’un regroupement d’employeurs et désirez vous joindre à une mutuelle florissante?
Vous désirez prendre en main la gestion de la prévention des risques de maladies et de blessures dans votre entreprise ainsi que la gestion des réclamations?
Reminder concerning statutory holidays - Payment of the indemnityLaws and rules
Unionized carriers, whose collective agreement provides for a number of non-working days and paid at least as much as that provided below, in addition to the National Holiday, must refer to the latter.