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Sunday, April 14, 2024
A year for change to mandatory entry-level training The question is, “How much?” By Mike Millian, President of the Private Motor Truck Council of Canada 2024 promises new and positive steps regarding mandatory entry-level training (MELT) in Canada. For starters, Newfoundland officially...

Permit Renewals

With Christmas and the end of the calendar year approaching most of us will be looking forward to getting home for the holidays. One thing to keep in mind for the end of the year is most permits, truck...
  The Truckload Carriers Association 2023 Annual Convention, Truckload 2023 Orlando, culminated with two Canadian carriers picking up major awards. Bison Transport of Winnipeg, and C.A.T. Inc of Coteau-du-Lac, QC, were big winners.  Bison Transport won the  2022 TCA Fleet Safety Awards...
As Canada heads into the first week of fall and the last months of the year, the Liberal government continues introducing measures to promote a falling cost of living. In a sudden and some would say about time move, the government is allowing protective face masks to fall from the faces of bus, train, and airline passengers. It's been a tumultuous year or two. Let's hope fall brings falling prices and cost of living for all Canadians.
Carriers operating in British Columbia should be prepared for strict enforcement of the rules governing commercial trucking operations.  With most routes into the Lower Mainland of the Province closed due to flooding and landslides, Highway 3 remains the only...
With heavy hearts, staff and members of the Ontario Trucking Association are mourning the passing of Vernon Erb, who passed away Wednesday morning at the age of 84. OTA sent its heartfelt condolences to OTA Vice-Chair, Wendell Erb and the...
OTA was formally notified by the Ministry of Transportation (MTO) today that effective May 17, 2021, individuals completing the Class A road test in a vehicle with an automatic transmission, including automated-manual transmissions, will be restricted from operating a...
The Ontario Trucking Association joined the Canadian Trucking Alliance is commending the Federal Government’s declaration that commercial truck drivers are essential workers who will be exempt from the requirement to self-isolate for at least 14 days upon entering Canada from...
Introduction Driving a commercial truck is a major responsibility, and keeping a safe following distance is one of the most crucial aspects of safe driving. The following distance is the distance between your truck and the vehicle ahead of you....

Animals in rut

As summer slowly fades to a pleasant memory and Mother Nature pulls out her autumn colours, we find ourselves into another animal rutting season. From mid September until the snow flies, all the big wildlife animals will be looking...