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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.
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...
Is Driver INC. Ungluing Canada’s Trucking Industry? Once again, we are hearing concerned voices from the trucking industry for the Federal Government to help end the Driver INC practice. Last week Teamsters Canada, the Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA), and the...
Our Obsession With Dandelions Quite frankly, I've given up. They are everywhere, in my lawn, your lawn, all over town, Canada and just about everyone on this planet. I'm talking about those bright yellow flowers which we call "weeds", known...
American Transportation Research Institute Top Priorities in 2023 The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) Board of Directors has listed their 5 Top Priorities for 2023. The Number 1 priority on their list is a shortage of truck parking spaces. According to...
Some great news for the trucking industry. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has announced that it will remove the vaccine requirements for non-U.S. citizens entering the country as of May 12, 2023. In a statement, the DHS confirms...
Thankfully springtime is almost here. But with the rising temperatures comes increased damage to our roadways. In order to help protect our roads, the province enforces reduced load restrictions on trucks to protect Ontario's highways during spring thaw when...
Here in the Ottawa Valley, winter weather has not been cold. But, the snow keeps on piling up, more and more, higher and higher. It is the first year I wish I had a snowblower or a snow-clearing service....
Were you one of many who made a New Year's resolution? If so you are not alone. The arrival of the New Year allows us to start afresh and put events of the past behind us in the rearview...
Beginning January 1, 2023, the Ontario Ministry of Transportation’s Commercial Safety and Compliance Branch will start to enforce the Electronic Logging Device (ELD) mandate for commercial carriers operating within the province. Ministry of Transportation pamphlets with information about Ontario's Electronic...
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Foodflation

There's a new word in the dictionary, "Foodflation", defined as the continuous rise in the price of food, and is higher than the general inflation level. The Canadian inflation rate stands at almost 7%, but foodflation, the rising cost...