Brian Orrbine dead at 67

OTTAWA, ON – Brian Orrbine, Transport Canada’s former chief – motor carriers, has died after a fight with cancer. He was 67.

He served the Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators’ (CCMTA’s) compliance and regulatory affairs program committee for about two decades.

 “Brian’s keen understanding and commitment to CCMTA’s work was instrumental in advancing many of the organization’s key deliverables,” the group said in announcing his passing. “Admired and respected by colleagues and staff across the organization, Brian was honoured with the CCMTA Award of Distinction at the 2017 annual meeting. We shall miss him.”

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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