Monday, January 18, 2021
Incidents will happen at every organization; we must work to minimize both the frequency and impact. The adage “if you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it” applies to all carrier operations, especially safety. Every carrier should be seeking...
Driving a bus can be a demanding and stressful job, and the need for bus drivers to maintain good health has never been greater. While the COVID-19 pandemic has forced the transportation industry to put enhanced cleaning and safety...
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...
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...
With an estimated 190,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 around the world, the coronavirus outbreak has impacted nearly every industry globally in recent weeks. Now, with the declaration of COVID-19 as a pandemic by the World Health Organization on March 11, there’s an increased...
The BC Trucking Association (BCTA) says that results of a second COVID-19 Impact Survey of its members, focusing on operational challenges for April 2020, indicate that trucking and motor coach companies and the suppliers who support them in providing...
On the heels of the Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) recently releasing its comprehensive COVID-19 recovery roadmap for the trucking industry, the Alliance has provided Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) with several environmentally-related program and policy changes that can help stimulate...
Trucking associations across the country are facing serious labour shortages as long-haul truckers get older and younger generations are drawn to different industries. Their proposed solution? Hire more newcomers to Canada, and more immigrants in general. While certain labour unions...
As the American economy goes, so too goes Canada's. We are the tail that wags to the wishes of the big U.S. dog. The question is, will U.S. economic policy towards Canada change with Joe Biden as president? Yes,...
The leaves are changing, the temperature is dropping, winter is soon approaching. Driving during the winter can be one of a driver’s most difficult tasks. A bit of preparation can make the difference between a successful journey and one...

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