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  • OTA seminar to focus on educating shippers

    May 18, 2018 11:05AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) Sales Council is hosing an event aimed at educating customers on freight conditions. With capacity tight, and demand for trucking services high, the OTA says the conversation with shippers has changed from

  • OTA welcomes Ford’s fuel price slashing promise

    May 17, 2018 9:19AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – Progressive Conservative leader Doug Ford’s promise to slash fuel prices is being welcomed by the Ontario Trucking Association (OTA). The OTA confirmed with the Ford team that his promises to reduce fuel prices will include diesel. “The

  • News Equipment

    Ontario issuing permits for smart lift axles, longer wheelbase tractors

    May 16, 2018 12:03PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO) is now allowing carriers to apply for permits to operate smart lift axles on trailers, and longer tractors with multi-axle trailers. The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) pushed for the allowance of

  • OTA scholarships available

    April 30, 2018 12:57PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) Education Foundation has scholarship opportunities posted on its website. Students can apply for university or college scholarships in the amounts of $1,500 or $1,000 respectively, by visiting www.otaef.com. Applicants must be sponsored

  • OTA encouraged by enforcement crackdown

    April 16, 2018 10:13AM by Truck News

    WATERLOO, Ont. – The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) is commending the enforcement community for cracking down on carriers that don’t “embrace a culture of safety, environmental and taxation compliance.” The comments come after the Waterloo Regional Police Service laid criminal

  • OTA puts out the call for excellent, heroic drivers

    April 10, 2018 1:02PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) is accepting nominations for its Truck Hero and Driver of the Year awards. The 2018 Volvo Trucks Canada-OTA Driver of the Year Award and the OTA-Bridgestone Truck Hero Award will be presented

  • Hwy. 400 closure to disrupt LCV operations

    April 10, 2018 12:46PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) is warning fleets that a planned closure of Hwy. 400 in both directions will result in a bypass, which won’t be accessible to long combination vehicles (LCVs). The closure from Teston Rd.,

  • OTA announces Executive Conference speaker lineup

    April 6, 2018 3:31PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – Conrad Black, Survivorman Les Stroud, and economist Don Drummond will headline the Ontario Trucking Association’s (OTA) 92nd annual Executive Conference. It will be held at the Ritz-Carlton in Toronto, Ont., Nov. 7-8. Early bird registration opens May

  • OTA offers input on cyclist/pedestrian safety

    March 16, 2018 9:31AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) has submitted comments on how trucks, cyclists and pedestrians can co-exist on roads. Its comments were filed with the province’s CycleON Action Plan 2.0. “As an industry which shares its workplace with

  • OTA Next Gen training returns

    February 28, 2018 1:54PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Ontario Trucking Association’s (OTA) Next Gen Certificate is returning, with a kick-off planned for Apr. 19 at Truck World. Registrations are now being accepted. Training occurs in small groups, so space is limited, the OTA says.

  • News Technology

    OTA weighs in on autonomous vehicles, platooning

    February 8, 2018 10:29AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) says the Ontario Ministry of Transportation’s approach to automated vehicles and truck platooning is “measured and responsible.” However, in its submission to the province in regards to proposed amendments to Reg. 306/51,

  • OTA, CTA announce three staff promotions

    June 30, 2017 10:55AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) and Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) have announced three policy team promotions. Geoffrey Wood has been named senior vice-president, policy, for both the OTA and CTA. He previously served both groups as vice-president,

  • OTA fleet survey reveals improving sentiment

    May 23, 2017 7:05AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – Ontario trucking providers are feeling better about business conditions over the next few months, according to the latest Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) Q2 business conditions survey. Responding fleet managers said uncertainty still prevails, however, they’re seeing freight

  • OTA continues push for ‘smart’ lift axles

    March 20, 2017 4:31PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. — The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) is taking its next steps towards convincing Ontario to allow smart lift axles. The OTA says it recently completed an analysis the Ministry of Transport can use to develop a regulatory amendment

  • OTA briefs South Asian truckers on key industry issues

    February 23, 2017 1:08PM by James Menzies

    Well-attended Town Hall meeting the first of many between the two groups