TORONTO, Ont. — The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) last week called upon the National Task Force on Vehicle Weights and Dimensions to alter weight and length restrictions that limit the use of environmentally-friendly devices.
“The adoption of provincial regulations to allow technologies associated with CTA’s enviroTruck will assist the Canadian trucking industry in remaining competitive and will have significant positive impacts on the environment,” said CTA’s Geoff Wood, vice-president of operations and safety.
The CTA wants to see: a 1,000-lb GVW exemption for APUs and new engine technology; parity for wide-base single tires and duals; length limits adjusted to allow for boat tails, which extend off the rear of the trailer; additional weight exemptions for trailer skirts and other aero devices; and length and weight considerations be granted for moose bumpers.
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