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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.


Ambassador to replace all lanes on deck

DETROIT -- Despite a good report from safety consultants, the Ambassador Bridge Co. is planning a complete deck replacement across the bridge.


Carrier won challenge to truck smoking fine years ago

TORONTO -- The haze may be lifting from the smoking-in-trucks issue in Ontario.


N.Y. to crack down on wayward trucks

ALBANY, N.Y. -- Legislation is being proposed in New York that calls for stricter enforcement of driving laws aimed at reducing the number of bridge strikes by truck drivers.

 
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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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