Bradley receives MTO partnership award

John G Smith

TORONTO, ON – David Bradley, CEO of the Ontario Trucking Association and Canadian Trucking Alliance, has received the Assistant Deputy Minister’s Partnership Award from the Ontario Ministry of Transportation – recognizing his contributions for keeping “Ontario’s roads amongst the safest in North America.”

The award was presented last night at a road safety stakeholder dinner. The honors recognize those who “serve as models in collaboration and cooperation with MTO; provides service above and beyond expectations; and works closely with the department to ensure the province remains at the forefront of road safety.

Bradley was recognized for contributions including the Ontario Trucking Association’s work on Target ’97, which established a plan for several road safety programs after a series of high-profile crashes and wheel separations. Other referenced work included roles in developing Safe Productive and Infrastructure Friendly (SPIF) trailer spec’s, the Long Combination Vehicle program, mandating speed limiters set at 105 km-h, and the pending Mandatory Entry-Level Training (MELT) program for Class A drivers.

“David is a trusted and dependable partner,” Assistant Deputy Minister Heidi Francis said. “He has always represented the best interest of the trucking industry and been a valued advocate of road safety.

Bradley has announced he will retire at the end of 2017.

“If I have made a contribution it has been by giving voice to the members’ vision; in assembling our team and, I hope, in providing them with the encouragement and support they needed to get the job done,” he said.

John G Smith

John G. Smith is the editorial director of Newcom Media's trucking and supply chain publications -- including Today's Trucking,, TruckTech, Transport Routier, Inside Logistics, Solid Waste & Recycling, and Road Today. The award-winning journalist has covered the trucking industry since 1995.

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