Truck News


  • Enforcement teams toss speed limiter inspection tool

    January 3, 2020 3:47PM by James Menzies

    TORONTO, Ont. — Commercial vehicle enforcement agencies in Ontario and Quebec have abandoned the use of the EzTap device to enforce speed limiter laws in both provinces, raising questions about how much enforcement of the rule actually exists. Since 2008,

  • Ontario defers enforcement of new SPIF axle controls

    December 20, 2019 2:15PM by By John G. Smith

    OTTAWA, Ont. – The Ontario Ministry of Transportation will defer the enforcement of new rules that govern the emergency controls for self-steering lift axles in what’s known as a SPIF configuration. Regulatory changes introduced last July will allow an in-cab

  • Questions emerge around Ontario SPIF switch

    December 10, 2019 4:27PM by John G. Smith

    TORONTO, Ont. – Ontario is approaching the final stages of a multi-year update to allowable vehicle weights and dimensions — but there are still some unanswered questions around at least one specific switch. The rollout of Safe, Productive and Infrastructure-Friendly

  • Ontario moves to restrict emissions tampering

    December 3, 2019 1:20PM by John G Smith

    NORTH YORK, Ont. — The Ontario Government has officially launched plans to align the testing of emissions control systems with Periodic Mandatory Commercial Vehicle Inspection requirements, beginning June 2021. The annual requirements will begin when a vehicle is first registered

  • Ontario updates SPIF rules

    July 5, 2019 9:11AM by John G Smith

    TORONTO, Ont. – Ontario has introduced the latest updates to the weights and dimensions linked to Safe, Productive, and Infrastructure-Friendly (SPIF) vehicles. As of July 1, Regulation 413/05 eliminated the special vehicle configuration permits required to operate long-wheelbase tractors with

  • Ontario focusing roadside truck inspection resources

    June 13, 2019 8:35PM by John G Smith

    NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. – The Ontario trucking industry’s safety record has undeniably improved in the last two decades. While the number of trucks on the road has increased 77%, the number of fatalities involving trucks is down 67%. But there’s

  • Ontario plates to proclaim ‘Open for Business’

    April 15, 2019 1:32PM by John G Smith

    TORONTO, Ont. – Ontario licence plates will carry new messages as of Feb. 1, with slogans proclaiming the province is “Open for Business” and also “A Place to Grow”. The Open for Business tagline applies to commercial plates. The passenger

  • MTO asks NRC to help with Nipigon River Bridge failure investigation

    January 18, 2016 8:36AM by Truck News

    NIPIGON, Ont. – Ontario’s Ministry of Transportation (MTO) has requested help from the National Research Council (NRC) in its efforts to determine the cause of the failure of the Nipigon River Bridge. The bridge split in two last week causing

  • Ontario’s extended B-train permits available in January

    December 19, 2014 10:17AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. — In Ontario, the new year will bring new permits for a newly approved trailer configuration. According to the Ontario Trucking Association, the Ontario Ministry of Transport is set to begin granting individual and fleet permits for the

  • Date set for Operation Corridor

    June 12, 2014 11:28PM by Truck News

    ORILLIA, Ont. – Mark the date on the calendar: June 17 is when the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are having a safety blitz. Run under the name Operation Corridor, the OPP describe the program as an “annual 24-hour highway safety