MTO Invites RoadCheck Observers

MTO Invites RoadCheck Observers The Ministry of Transportation is inviting participants to learn more about International Roadcheck on June 5-7, 2018. International Roadcheck is a three-day event when certified local, state, provincial, territorial and federal inspectors in jurisdictions across North America conduct inspections on large trucks and buses. More than 3.5 million roadside safety inspections […]

Reminder for International Students – apply early for travel documents!

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is reminding international students to prepare for their trip to study in Canada by reviewing Canada’s entry requirements and applying as soon as possible for their study permit. IRCC has developed the attached handout, ready-to-use text, and social media messaging to help you share this important reminder with international students. We […]

CTA Urges Enforcement for Non-Compliance of Truck Emissions Rule

(May 7, 2018) — The Canadian Trucking Alliance recently wrote the chair of the Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators, asking governments to work with industry to combat operators who circumvent engine emission rules by tampering with anti-pollution systems. CTA points out that since 2002, emissions standards for heavy commercial vehicles have progressively eliminated nitrous […]

REMINDER – CTA E-Letter Campaign: Let’s Get ELDs on Trucks Across Canada Soon!

(Toronto, March 20, 2018) — With the U.S. already having applied its own ELD mandate and well over 50% of trucks in Canada now ELD compliant and ready to go, Canada should do everything possible not to delay implementation and enforcement of the rule across all provinces, says the Canadian Trucking Alliance. To encourage fast […]

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OTA Asks Education Ministry to Boost Funding for Driver Training

(Dec. 14, 2018) — The Ontario Trucking Association is appealing to the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development to open funding for commercial truck driver training through the ‘Second Career’ government funded programs. In a letter to the Strategic Workforce Policy and Programs Branch, OTA pointed out the higher costs for truck drivers to […]

OTA News Release ~ Ontario’s Minister of Transportation Applauds Introduction of Federal ELD Mandate

Ontario’s Minister of Transportation Applauds Introduction of Federal ELD Mandate   (Brampton, Ont. Dec. 18, 2017) – The Ontario Trucking Association is congratulating federal Transport Minister Marc Garneau and Ontario’s Minister of Transportation Steven Del Duca for once again showing leadership in truck safety by announcing their support for the electronic logging device mandate. “Ontario […]