Today's Trucking

Peel-backed freight center looks to keep cargo moving

April 25, 2019 by John Smith

BRAMPTON, Ont. – About $1.8 billion worth of goods are trucked to, from, and through Ontario’s Peel Region on a given day. And its regional government hopes an emerging Smart Freight Centre will lead to strategies that can keep shipments […]


Peel testing off-peak deliveries

July 3, 2018 by John Smith

BRAMPTON, Ont. – Peel Region, on the western edge of Toronto, will run a pilot project to test off-peak deliveries between July and December – and it has recruited some major operations to participate.

Participants include the LCBO, Loblaw Companies, PepsiCo, Walmart Canada, and Weston Foods. The region’s Smart Freight Centre will support the project with expertise from the University of Toronto, McMaster University and York University. Deloitte Canada will be advisors on the project.

The goal is to help optimize highways and other major arteries in the area, focusing on where freight is moving, maximizing existing infrastructure, and seeing what infrastructure could benefit from new investment.


Traffic Unjammed: Off-peak deliveries can make a difference

September 12, 2017 by John Smith

Suppose they had a rush hour and nobody came.

As strange as the concept sounds, this essentially describes the ultimate goal of off-peak deliveries – the route planning strategy that schedules shipments at times when there is less traffic on the road.

There are significant savings to be realized by those who embrace the idea.


Peel pilot to test off-peak deliveries

August 14, 2017 by John Smith

BRAMPTON, ON – Ontario’s Peel Region, just west of Toronto, will partner with private delivery businesses this fall to test the potential of off-peak deliveries.


Highway 401 widening from Mississauga to Milton

April 12, 2017 by John Smith

TORONTO, ON – Highway 401, Canada’s busiest traffic corridor, is being widened from Mississauga’s Credit River to Regional Road 25 in Milton.


Vancouver tops bad traffic list, Mexico City leads globally

March 22, 2016 by Dave Nesseth

AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS – Vancouver has taken Canada’s bottom honors for traffic congestion, according to an annual survey.


Toronto Mayor Supports Gardiner Expressway Option

May 13, 2015 by sehui

TORONTO — The Ontario Trucking Association is applauding Toronto Mayor John Tory’s support on Tuesday of the so-called ‘hybrid’ option regarding the eastern portion of the Gardiner Expressway.


Eastern End of Gardiner Expressway Should Stay Put: OTA

May 13, 2015 by Peter Carter

TORONTO — When the people who run Toronto consider the 100-year fate of the city’s Gardiner Expressway next month, the Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) wants to ensure its view is heard loud and clear; and that view is, getting rid of the eastern portion of the Gardiner would be bad for the city. It would cost Toronto’s economy up to $37 million per year as a result of delays and congestion. And it might put pedestrians and cyclists at risk. These predictions are based on a study by an organization called The Gardiner Industry Coalition, of which the OTA is a contributing member.


Construction on section of Toronto Gardiner to finish early

December 18, 2014 by TEONA Baetu

TORONTO- Toronto Mayor John Tory announced that construction on a section of the Gardiner Expressway will finish two months ahead of schedule at an extra cost of $2-million.


B.C. South Fraser Perimeter Road A Game Changer

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

After five years of construction, B.C.’s South Fraser Perimeter Road was opened to traffic in December, providing better access to Vancouver ports and helping de-congest the region’s roads.


Traffic Index Names 10 Worst Jams in North America

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

VANCOUVER — Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver are among the worst congested cities in North America, a new study proves.


Costs of unreliable transport rival those of congestion

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

PARIS — A study by International Transport Forum is calling for more emphasis on transportation reliability, a problem that it contends is on par with congestion.