OPP: number of at-fault CMV drivers is “disturbing”
TORONTO, ON – Commercial motor vehicle drivers are considered at-fault in about 65% of the collisions they are involved in, according to the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP). In a broadcast from his Periscope Tuesday night, OPP Sgt. Kerry Schmidt from the Highway Safety Division (HSD) wanted to “talk heavy trucks” while promoting the second season of his Discovery channel show Heavy Rescue: 401.
British Columbia Opens New Heavy-Haul Routes
VICTORIA, B.C. -- The British Columbia government has announced two new pre-approved routes for shipments of up to 85-tons gross vehicle weight (GVW) along the Highway 17/South Fraser Perimeter Road (SFPR) and on Highway 16 from Terrace to Kitwanga.
New Brunswick Considering Highway Tolls to Raise Revenue
FREDERICTON, NB -- Highway tolls and outsourcing highway maintenance are among two of many choices being considered by the New Brunswick provincial government in a report outlining possible financial moves to eliminate debt. "The choices presented in this report were brought forward by New Brunswickers through the review process," said Health Minister Victor Boudreau, who is also minister responsible for Strategic Program Review. "Not all choices contained in the report will be implemented. these are for consideration and discussion as we near the end of the review process." The review was launched in January 2015 with the goal of finding $500 million to $600 million to address the province's financial situation. Decisions will be announced as part of the 2016-17 provincial budget.
Commission Calls for Tolls, Draws Backlash
OTTAWA, ON - A new report shows Canadians are increasingly frustrated by traffic congestion in their major cities and want solutions before the situation gets worse and costs them even more time and money, but one answer is getting a lot of heat.
Manitoba Upgrading Major Roadways
WINNIPEG, MB -- The Manitoba government is launching the first wave of road improvements funded by the Trucking Productivity Improvement Fund, which is based on fees collected from companies that transport overweight cargo on provincial roads. It will invest $1.4 million on provincial roads across Manitoba including $750,000 for improvements and repairs to PR 384, also known as Moose Lake Road; and $250,000 improving PR 392, PR 393 and PR 395 near Snow Lake. "Through this important partnership, the province is repairing the roads that companies use to haul loads above weight limits to improve their productivity," said Premier Greg Selinger. "The fund enhances flexibility for companies, promotes economic development and creates efficiencies for regional businesses. It also ensures that a portion of cost savings to industry are reinvested in the roads that are worn in the process."