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MTO trucking services shut down by striking workers

TORONTO, Ont. - Ontario says that as a result of a strike by unionized workers, overdimensional-load permits and ne...


TORONTO, Ont. – Ontario says that as a result of a strike by unionized workers, overdimensional-load permits and new registrations under IRP will not be available until the strike has ended.

The Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) went on strike last Wednesday.

The Ministry of Transportation of Ontario (MTO) says existing IRP registrations that expire during the strike would be valid until the strike is over. As a safeguard, the ministry has asked other jurisdictions to extend Ontario IRP credentials expiring on or after last Wednesday, March 13, until further notice.

The government plans to run newspaper advertisements to outline services available during the strike.

Information is also available from a toll-freeline for inquiries directed at any ministry.

Updates on MTO services will be available by calling 866-933-9233 in Toronto, the MTO says.

Another MTO phone number, 800-268-4686 (or 416-235-4686), will provide limited recorded information during the strike.


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