Sunday, September 27, 2020
Most folks in Ontario trucking are aware of the serious sanctions if a commercial vehicle loses a wheel. Many professional drivers are unaware of basic wheel separation preventive measures, there still is a lot of fear in the industry...
Do I get it because I look like I've been in this industry a long time? Is it the trucker belly? Or the grey hair of wisdom sprinkling my hair and whiskers? (ok, a little more than a sprinkle!)...
Every trucking fleet relies on its operating authority to do business. In Ontario, it is known as the Commercial Motor Vehicle Operator’s Registration or CVOR. The math varies by jurisdiction, but the principle remains the same; have your interactions...
The Ontario Trucking Association welcomed the Ontario Ministry of Transportation’s announcement to reopen DriveTest facilities on June 22 and gradually phase-in licence applications and road tests across all locations throughout the summer. All 56 full-time DriveTest centres will reopen on...
CTA has been informed that Environment Climate Change Canada (ECCC) has further extended the consultation phase of their Heavy-duty Vehicle and Engine Greenhouse Gas Emission Regulations (Trailer Standards)  until at least May 18, 2021. The second Interim Order was made by the Minister...
There are several considerations for drivers, as well as ways to help keep them safe during the current coronavirus outbreak and containment efforts. There are many issues regarding the health and wellbeing of drivers, such as where and how...
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...
The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has changed the day-to-day lives of truck drivers while choking off the types of affordable and healthy meal options available to them on the road, according to a coalition of trucking groups. Prior to COVID-19, truck...
Why should trucking companies have mandatory Safety meeting regarding the COVID-19 pandemic? As a company it is your responsibility to make sure your employees are SAFE and have a safe working environment. This is for not only COVID-19 pandemic but...
While public support and appreciation for truck drivers during the COVID-19 crisis remains unprecedently high, a recent survey by the Canadian Trucking Alliance shows that federal aid is now required to provide much needed relief to trucking companies whose...

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