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  • OTA working with Facility Association on insurance matters

    May 21, 2019 2:03PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) says it is working with the Facility Association (FA) to work out problems with the system and to review its national strategy. The FA insures commercial fleets that are unable to get

  • Industry pioneer, Bill MacKinnon, dies at 90

    March 25, 2019 7:26AM by Truck News

    GUELPH, Ont. – Bill MacKinnon, former leader of MacKinnon Transport, passed away March 22 at the age of 90. The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) dubbed MacKinnon an “industry pioneer and key builder in the success and growth” of the association

  • OTA briefs Environment Minister

    January 25, 2019 2:32PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) recently met with Environment Minister Rod Phillips to discuss how the trucking industry can contribute to cleaner air and a reduction in carbon emissions. The meeting included OTA vice-chairman Wendell Erb, OTA

  • OTA holds safety talks with Transport Minister, insurance reps

    January 21, 2019 1:19PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) says it has recently had productive meetings to address truck safety in the province. OTA chairman David Carruth and vice-chairman Wendell Erb recently joined OTA president Stephen Laskowski in meeting with the

  • OTA makes case for trucking in pre-budget submission

    December 14, 2018 12:41PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) has brought attention to key issues facing the trucking industry it would like the provincial government to address in the upcoming budget. In its pre-budget submission, the OTA outlined concerns about Driver

  • OTA weighs in on new Drive Clean program

    November 2, 2018 9:42AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) has given the province input on how its new Drive Clean program should look. It also wants incentives given to fleets who adopt low-emissions equipment. The Ontario government recently announced the cancellation

  • OTA welcomes Ford’s Making Ontario Open for Business Act

    October 24, 2018 1:05PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) is welcoming Ontario Premier Doug Ford’s position on Bill 148, and the Making Ontario Open for Business Act. “The Ontario trucking industry’s hundreds of thousands of workers need a healthy, viable economy

  • OTA offers to help build carbon reduction plan

    October 17, 2018 2:10PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) wants to work with the province to develop a “made-in-Ontario” carbon reduction solution. The OTA says the industry must continue to do its part to reduce carbon emissions and improve air quality,

  • News Technology

    Mack, Volvo expand over-the-air capabilities

    October 17, 2018 9:17AM by Truck News

    GREENSBORO, N.C. – Mack and Volvo have both announced expanded over-the-air (OTA) software and vehicle parameter update capabilities. They’ve also created a simple portal to allow customers to register their trucks for OTA updates. “Customers who utilize Mack Over The

  • News Technology

    OTA encouraged by potential emissions tampering crackdown

    October 1, 2018 3:12PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) is welcoming government consultations on anti-tampering enforcement and environmental incentives. The province of Ontario recently announced a consultation process to redesign a heavy truck emissions control program, which will include stronger roadside

  • OTA welcomes WSIB rate reductions

    September 26, 2018 12:59PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) is welcoming rate reductions from the Workplace Safety and Insurance Bureau (WSIB). The WSIB announced trucking rate reductions of 30%, from $6.97 to $4.88. The OTA says this move will return $1.45

  • 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

  • QEW closures coming this weekend

    May 4, 2018 1:19PM by Truck News

    BURLINGTON, Ont. – The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) is warning truckers that the Toronto-bound QEW at the Burlington Skyway Bridge will be fully closed from 9 p.m. May 5 to 10 a.m. May 6. All traffic will be detoured via