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OTA seeks clearer guidelines on trucker smoking regs

TORONTO -- The head of the Ontario Trucking Association has written to the Minister of Health Promotion, Margarett R. Best, about clarifying for drivers the rules regarding truckers smoking in their cabs.

Legendary Bud Barr passes away

TORONTO -- Longtime trucking industry supporter and former fleet executive Edward (Bud) Barr passed away yesterday at Golden Plough Lodge in Cobourg, Ont. He was 87.

Truckers to Marine Atlantic: Them's fightin’ fares

SYDNEY, N.S. – While the Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association delegation (APTA) tries to talk some sense into Marine Atlantic about the ferry company's proposed surcharge hikes, a few Cape Bretoners have joined the fig

Slow 'n steady for Canadian manufacturing sales

OTTAWA -- Manufacturing sales declined slightly in August, by 2.1 to $40.9 billion, following a 5.2 percent gain in July.

EPA outlines diesel reduction benefits to Congress

WASHINGTON -- In a recent report presented to the U.S. Congress, the Environmental Protection Agency highlighted the benefits of its Diesel Emission Reduction Program, including reducing nitrogen oxide and particulate matter emissions and cutting fuel consumption by 3.2 million gallons.


In This Issue

A look at Ontario's mandatory out-of-service quotas (Yup. They exist.), by Rolf Lockwood. Plus, a special focus on drivers, from retention to training — including the best fleets to drive for. And Jim Park explains how to choose the engine displacement that's best for you. That and much more in the April issue of Today's Trucking.


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