No new perks for truckers on 407

TORONTO — A new four-year, $40 million rewards program by Ontario’s major private highway does not include incentives for commercial vehicles.

The company did create, however, a separate rewards program for commercial vehicles last April.

Non-commercial customers who frequently use
Hwy. 407 ETR could be eligible for ETR Rewards — a tiered rewards program that provides customers with
free 407 ETR kilometres and instant savings on gas prices at Petro-Canada sites.

Every month, eligible customers can immediately receive up to 140 free kilometres on Saturdays and Sundays and can instantly save up to 9 cents per litre on the price they pay for gas.

Based on their previous usage, many customers in the top tier will drive weekends for free, the company said.

In early 2006, the company started a Heavy-Vehicle Reward Program for truckers that use transponders for all ETR trip usage. The highway offered savings of up to 50 percent off of night and weekend rates; 25 percent discount on off-peak rates, depending on the frequency of use.

407 ETR is owned by a consortium comprised of Cintra Concesiones de Infraestructuras de Transporte, Macquarie Infrastructure Group and SNC-Lavalin.

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