Truck News


  • 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

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    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

  • 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 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

  • 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.

  • OTA calls for more funding for driver training through ‘Second Career’

    February 14, 2018 5:50PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, ON – The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) is calling on the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development to increase funding for commercial truck driver training through its Second Career program. Second Career offers funding to qualified applicants who

  • Proposed app to aid tow industry practices

    September 27, 2017 3:56PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA), Ontario Recovery Group (ORG), and government officials have proposed the release of a web app-based electronic call system for incidents on 400 series highways. The system would allow police and enforcement officials

  • 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

  • CTA supporting dad with plenty of plaid

    May 11, 2017 4:53PM by Truck West

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) will be working with Prostate Cancer Canada for Wear Plaid for Dad and hope to retain the trucking industry as top fundraiser for the campaign. The Ontario Trucking Association was the number

  • 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

  • OTA to work with Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce

    February 7, 2017 10:45AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) has reached out to the Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce (ICCC) and signed a memorandum of understanding that will allow the two organizations to work more closely together. The agreement is aimed at