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Camo-Route gets funding to recruit women drivers

August 10, 2018 by elizabeth

MONTREAL, Que. – With the support of the Canadian Government Camo-Route is hoping to put women in the driver’s seat. Minister of Transport Marc Garneau announced $294,000 in funding for a new project called “Women Truck Drivers: Target 10%” aimed […]

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CORRECTION: Overtime technical document being updated

July 30, 2018 by elizabeth

OTTAWA, Ont. – The Government of Canada is updating the technical document used to explain how overtime is calculated for the trucking industry, a Human Resources Development Canada (HRDC) spokesman confirms.

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Brightness is key for 3M roadshow

July 26, 2018 by elizabeth

MILTON, Ont. – It’s raining, it’s dark, and you’re squinting to see the lines on the road and the signs ahead of you.

We’ve all been there, but if you’ve ever cursed your inability to see road markings in the dark or bad weather, you don’t necessarily need to blame advancing age or declining sight, say engineers at 3M. Instead, you should blame the sign technology.

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More long-haul infrastructure needed to reduce carbon emissions: CTA

January 24, 2018 by elizabeth

OTTAWA, ON – The Canadian Trucking Alliance says infrastructure and fuel technology has not kept pace with the trucking industry’s desire to reduce its carbon footprint.

Submitting its comments on the upcoming federal Clean Fuel Standard regulation to Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC), the group said the increasing environmental policies would have to address some of the implementation and infrastructure challenges faced by long-haul fleets, which consume the bulk of the fuel used by trucks.

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Final touches on green rebate program unveiled

December 18, 2017 by elizabeth

TORONTO, ON – The final details on Ontario’s Green Commercial Vehicle Program (GCVP) are now available from the Ontario Ministry of Transportation.
GCVP provides rebates to fleets and owners for the purchase of environmentally-friendly and fuel-saving vehicles and technologies purchased after Sept. 1, 2017, including up to 50% of the incremental cost of a new electric truck, or an electric auxiliary power unit (APU).
The program championed by groups like the Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) aims to make it more affordable for businesses reduce their carbon footprint while helping the province meet its goals under the Climate Change Action Plan to cut greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to 37% below 1990 levels by 2030.
OTA president Stephen Laskowski says after two years working on the project the group is delighted to see GCVP implemented.
“[Ontario Transportation] Minister Del Duca has once again shown leadership by reinvesting carbon fees paid by our industry back into our sector, so that our industry can continue on the path of environmental advancement in Ontario,” he said.

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OTA supports zero-tolerance for drivers on weed

August 4, 2017 by elizabeth

TORONTO, ON – As it engages in consultations with the provincial government, the Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) is supporting the Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) position that the trucking industry should be held to a zero-tolerance policy on for being under the influence of marijuana.

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Harper cuts tax for LNG projects

February 24, 2015 by TEONA Baetu

OTTAWA, ON- Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced last week that he’s cutting taxes on liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects in an effort to kick-start investment to the industry.

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UPDATE: July 1st is Deadline for New Email Law. Are You Ready?

October 30, 2014 by Martin Smith

OTTAWA – The Federal Government is bringing in a new Internet law that you should know about and act on, before July 1. If you don’t, you might lose important customers and business, not to mention friends.

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Alberta Transportation takes on life of its own

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

EDMONTON — While there was no change in who is running Alberta following the province’s recent election, how the province will be run is a different story.

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Senate Committee report gets behind CTA

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

OTTAWA — A report issued by the Senate Transport and Communications Committee recommends that the federal government move forward on a handful of critical issues that were raised by the Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA).

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CTA calls on feds to include enviroTruck incentives in budget

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

TORONTO — In a letter to federal Finance Minister Jim Flaherty, the Canadian Trucking Alliance urged the government to incorporate policies that would assist carriers in becoming early adopters of the latest green truck technologies.

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Ontario Biodiesel Regs. Inch Closer

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

TORONTO, ON – The Ontario government announced that it’s going ahead with a provincial biodiesel mandate, requiring the fuel to be made up of four percent biofuel by 2017.

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Senate Committee report gets behind CTA

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

OTTAWA — A report issued by the Senate Transport and Communications Committee recommends that the federal government move forward on a handful of critical issues that were raised by the Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA).

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WESTERN STAR 4900

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

New 109-in.-BBC model aimed at municipal, construction customers

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Ontario Government Suggests Higher Fuel Taxes

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

A most recent suggestion by the Transit Investment Strategy Advisory Panel could result in many Ontario truckers paying higher fuel taxes.