OTA makes alternative fuel recommendations

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TORONTO, Ont. — The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) has met with the Select Committee on Alternative Fuel Sources to help explore ways of developing efficient fuel alternatives.

The OTA supports the exploration of alternative fuels, as long as they have the requirements necessary to support the province’s freight transportation sector.

Recommendations passed on to the committee include recognizing ultra low sulphur diesel as an alternative fuel and provide tax incentives for its use, encouraging investment in newer regulated diesel engines, reviewing the Drive Clean program, stopping the tax break for rail fuels and regulating off-road and railway diesel emissions.

The OTA made it clear they think it’s unfair that the rail industry isn’t facing the same scrutiny when it comes to emissions as the trucking industry.

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