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  • TTSAO postpones meeting to discuss $40 cap

    May 17, 2018 12:17PM by Truck News

    HAMILTON, Ont. – The upcoming provincial election has caused the Truck Training Schools Association of Ontario (TTSAO) to postpone an industry stakeholders meeting to discuss the $40 per hour cap on training second career students. The provincial government said it

  • 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

  • Remorques Lewis completes acquisition deal with BWS; introduces new trailer

    March 16, 2018 11:59AM by Truck News

    QUEBEC CITY, Que. – The owner of Remorques Lewis has acquired trailer manufacturer BWS Manufacturing. (BWS) headquartered in Centerville, N.B. Hugo St-Cyr made a move on BWS, acquiring a majority of shares in the company, after he became interested in

  • OPP begin week-long blitz to curb distracted driving

    March 12, 2018 8:25PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are once again heading out in their Class 8 truck to try to catch distracted drivers across the province. OPP Superintendent Tony Cristilli said the police service would use every tool available

  • 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,

  • Ontario expanding 60-ft. trailer trial

    January 29, 2018 6:33AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – For-hire carriers will be allowed to participate in an Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO) trial using 60-ft. trailers. Changes to the trial, which previously only involved the retail sector, include: broadening of the trial to include other

  • News Equipment

    Ontario to subsidize electric trucks, other green vehicles

    December 18, 2017 7:49AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO) has released details on the Green Commercial Vehicle Program, including heavy subsidies for electric trucks. The program will provide: 50% of the incremental cost for a new electric truck; 30% of

  • Consolidated Fastfrate names new VP of sales for Ontario

    October 13, 2017 9:02PM by Truck News

    WOODBRIDGE, Ont. – Consolidated Fastfrate has appointed Kim Wonfor as its new vice-president of sales for Ontario. Company president and COO Manny Calandrino made the announcement today (Oct. 13), saying, “Kim is a great communicator, a solid administrator who is

  • Scale pre-clearance could be coming to Ontario

    February 16, 2017 11:02AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Ontario Ministry of Transportation has issued a request for information to help set the stage for the future development of commercial vehicle pre-clearance and pre-screening systems at the province’s scales. The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) lauded

  • Trucking groups call on province to use fuel taxes to fund infrastructure

    November 8, 2016 2:52PM by James Menzies

    BRAMPTON, Ont. – The woeful state of infrastructure in the Greater Golden Horseshoe Area would not be so woeful, if money already collected from the trucking industry – and road users in general – went towards repairing and building infrastructure.

  • Fuel to go up under Ontario Liberals’ 2016 budget

    February 26, 2016 6:44AM by Truck News

    Infrastructure spending to increase over next decade

  • Ontario government hits the pause button on ORPP

    February 17, 2016 10:02AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – After reportedly spending more than $600,000 to advertise the new Ontario Retirement Pension Plan (ORPP) the provincial government has hit the pause button. Yesterday, Finance Minister Charles DeSousa confirmed that the first stage in implementing ORPP will

  • TTSAO diversifies board of directors

    August 6, 2015 8:51PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. — The Truck Training Schools Association of Ontario (TTSA) has added three people to its Board of Directors. The new additions are: Ed Popkie, president of 5th Wheeel Training Institute; Mike Millian, president of the Private Motor Truck

  • Costs up, freight down for Ontario carriers

    May 20, 2015 3:18PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. — Ontario carriers are reporting lower freight volumes and rates through the first part of 2015, however they remain relatively upbeat about business conditions. That’s according to the Ontario Trucking Association’s (OTA’s) Q2 business conditions survey. The survey

  • TTSAO, Province of Ontario look to crack down on substandard training providers

    May 13, 2015 3:26PM by Truck News

    HAMILTON, Ont. — The Truck Training Schools Association of Ontario (TTSAO) and the province of Ontario have been in talks over cracking down on substandard driver training operators they say are exploiting a loophole to offer cheap, ineffective training. The