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While a teenager Tony was fortunate to have the opportunity to pursue his love of aviation and began a career began in the airline world during his days in high school and university as he grew up in Toronto. After completing University at Guelph he moved to Ottawa, following a path in urban agriculture and environmental awareness. He shared his insights for over 2 decades as he appeared on TV, and radio, as the "Plant D octor", and operating his own business in horticulture. Later he reentered the transport industry and became involved in the manufacture and marketing of sustainable fuel-saving and safety products for the truck industry. He is director of an African American art collection based in Washington D.C. Today he writes passionately about transportation, sustainability, concerns of our modern-day world, and the intrigue of the human condition.
Marijuana Concerns: Is The Trucking Industry Going to Pot? The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) has issued a report studying the impacts of marijuana legalization on the trucking industry. There are concerns that current drug testing, along with the spreading...
The Efficient Truck Program: Rebating The Costs of Making Trucks More Fuel Efficient The Province of Manitoba and the Federal Government are ramping up their joint ETP, Efficient Truck Program. Canada and Manitoba are working together to reduce pollution and help...
Instant Heat Wave: Adjusting to Canada’s Crazy Climate Here it is, the start of June and suddenly, the thermometer is soaring through the roof. Two weeks ago in Ottawa, there were frost warnings. Now much of Southern Ontario is under...
Canada’s Immigration Department Plans to Fast Track Truck Drivers Canada is opening a new window to welcome skilled newcomers as permanent residents. Truck Drivers will be included in this new Express Entry program. Yesterday, May 31, 2023, The Honourable Sean Fraser,...
“Manitoba Commits to Twinning the Trans-Canada Highway: The World’s Longest Road” The Province of Manitoba has begun work on twinning the Trans-Canada Highway from the Ontario border to Falcon Lake, Manitoba, a distance of 16 KM. Manitoba Premier Heather Stefanson...
“CVSA Conducts Unannounced Brake Safety Day Across North America” On April 19, 2023, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) inspected 6,829 commercial motor vehicles throughout Canada, Mexico and the U.S. as part of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s Brake Safety...
Trucks For Change Committed to Combat Child Hunger A number of Canadian Trucking companies are joined in an initiative to address child hunger during the summer months when children are out of school and do not have access to in-school...
Tandet and Harmac Transporation Win NTTC Safety Awards The National Tank Truck Carriers (NTTC) have announced their annual Safety Awards. Two Canadian trucking companies, Tandet and Harmac Transportation, are winners in the 2022 North American Safety Contest Grand Champions. This esteemed award recognizes...
Don’t Do The Crime if You Can’t Do The Time: Truckers Caught Importing Cocaine at the Canada U.S. Border Does crime pay? Not if you are one of the following individuals, commercial truck drivers arrested trying to bring narcotics across...
CTA Seeks Feedback on Barriers to Interprovincial Trucking The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) is seeking feedback from its members on barriers in inter-provincial trucking that create logistical and operational issues for trucking fleets. In addition, they are asking for input...

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