OTA continues push for ‘smart’ lift axles

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 to allow their use.

OTA members have been vocal about moving this issue forward for several operational and environmental considerations. Now, with an analysis in hand for MTO to use, we feel we are well positioned to achieve this in a practical, efficient and responsible manner,” said Geoff Wood, OTA’s vice-president, operations and safety. 

No timeframe has yet been established, but OTA says this initial groundwork was the only way to start the process.

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  • Ontario MTO is dragging their feet on this. Allowance on lift axles on trailers and power equipment, long ago. Preach about environment this and that.embarassing.It’s almost to the point if the government can’t make a buck off of it forget it. Maybe we have the wrong body of people in the engineering part of the MTO. Even the west is ahead of the game on this.