Truck News


  • Draft transportation plan focuses on Southwestern Ontario

    January 20, 2020 8:54AM by John G Smith

    LONDON, Ont. – A newly released draft transportation plan for Southwestern Ontario includes several trucking-specific measures, such as a review of load restrictions during spring thaws, options to introduce more truck parking, and a focus on clearing heavy vehicles from

  • 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,

  • OTA recognizes heroes, 40-year driver, longtime service

    November 8, 2019 3:49PM by John G Smith

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) has handed out its top honors to a long-time driver, a pair of heroes, and a fleet executive known for service to the industry – all part of its executive conference held

  • Delegation highlights cargo theft, red tape

    October 22, 2019 1:24PM by John G Smith

    BRAMPTON, Ont. – Issues such as cargo theft and the need to reduce red tape were highlighted during a recent meeting between Ontario politicians and a delegation including representatives from the Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) and Trailcon Leasing. “Cargo theft

  • Thunder Bay truck route vote delayed — again

    October 8, 2019 5:04PM by John G Smith

    TORONTO, Ont. – Thunder Bay, Ont. has once again delayed a vote on a contested truck route, postponing a related vote that was set for this week and will now be scheduled no later than Dec. 2. The Ontario Trucking

  • OTA begins search for new Road Knights

    November 22, 2018 4:24PM by John G Smith

    TORONTO, Ont. – The search is on for the 2019-20 Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) Road Knights team. Nominations can now be submitted through an online form until Feb. 1, with a team to be selected in early March. Any Ontario-based drivers

  • Ground breaks for Gordie Howe Bridge

    October 5, 2018 10:39AM by John G Smith

    WINDSOR, Ont. – Ground has officially broken on the new Gordie Howe International Bridge, beginning full-scale construction of a six-lane, 2.5-km cable-stay span to link Windsor, Ont. and Detroit, Mich. It should be open to traffic as early as 2022.

  • 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

  • OTA looking for new silver and gold members

    October 24, 2014 4:42PM by Truck News

    TORONTO — If you’re celebrating one of two milestone anniversaries this year, the Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) wants to help you mark the occasion. The association has put out a call for long-term members to join one of two subgroups: