Today's Trucking

OPP: number of at-fault CMV drivers is “disturbing”

January 24, 2018 by elizabeth

TORONTO, ON – Commercial motor vehicle drivers are considered at-fault in about 65% of the collisions they are involved in, according to the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP).

In a broadcast from his Periscope Tuesday night, OPP Sgt. Kerry Schmidt from the Highway Safety Division (HSD) wanted to “talk heavy trucks” while promoting the second season of his Discovery channel show Heavy Rescue: 401.


Highway Project List From Ontario Budget

February 26, 2016 by Dave Nesseth

TORONTO, ON – The Ontario Trucking Association has compiled a list of highway projects addressed in Thursday’s provincial budget.


British Columbia Opens New Heavy-Haul Routes

December 9, 2015 by sehui

VICTORIA, B.C. — The British Columbia government has announced two new pre-approved routes for shipments of up to 85-tons gross vehicle weight (GVW) along the Highway 17/South Fraser Perimeter Road (SFPR) and on Highway 16 from Terrace to Kitwanga.


New Brunswick Considering Highway Tolls to Raise Revenue

December 2, 2015 by sehui

FREDERICTON, NB — Highway tolls and outsourcing highway maintenance are among two of many choices being considered by the New Brunswick provincial government in a report outlining possible financial moves to eliminate debt.
“The choices presented in this report were brought forward by New Brunswickers through the review process,” said Health Minister Victor Boudreau, who is also minister responsible for Strategic Program Review. “Not all choices contained in the report will be implemented. these are for consideration and discussion as we near the end of the review process.”
The review was launched in January 2015 with the goal of finding $500 million to $600 million to address the province’s financial situation.
Decisions will be announced as part of the 2016-17 provincial budget.


Hamilton Truck Toll Proposal Barely Defeated

December 1, 2015 by sehui

HAMILTON, ON — A plan by Hamilton Councillor Sam Merulla that the city look at charging a toll to “out-of-town” commercial trucks that use the Red Hill Valley Parkway and Lincoln Alexander Expressway has been rejected.


Highway 401 Section of the New Parkway Now Open

November 22, 2015 by sehui

WINDSOR, ON — The final stretch of the new Rt. Hon. Herb Gray Parkway opened to traffic on Saturday, eventually connecting with the Gordie Howe International Bridge, linking Windsor to Detroit.


New Truck Restrictions Coming for Bolton

November 18, 2015 by sehui

BOLTON, ON — The Region of Peel is implementing heavy-truck restrictions in downtown Bolton beginning Nov. 30 due to problems of not having enough space along some roads.


The Worst Truck Highway Bottleneck is….

November 18, 2015 by sehui

ARLINGTON, VA – A new listing shows what parts of the U.S. truck drivers and fleets may want to avoid the most because of big traffic delays.


Canadians Taking Over U.S. Tollway in US$2.8 Billion Deal

November 17, 2015 by sehui

TORONTO, ON – Three Canadian groups will be taking over a U.S. tollway for nearly the next century under terms of a new deal that’s been signed.


Commission Calls for Tolls, Draws Backlash

November 5, 2015 by sehui

OTTAWA, ON – A new report shows Canadians are increasingly frustrated by traffic congestion in their major cities and want solutions before the situation gets worse and costs them even more time and money, but one answer is getting a lot of heat.


Manitoba Upgrading Major Roadways

October 14, 2015 by sehui

WINNIPEG, MB — The Manitoba government is launching the first wave of road improvements funded by the Trucking Productivity Improvement Fund, which is based on fees collected from companies that transport overweight cargo on provincial roads.

It will invest $1.4 million on provincial roads across Manitoba including $750,000 for improvements and repairs to PR 384, also known as Moose Lake Road; and $250,000 improving PR 392, PR 393 and PR 395 near Snow Lake.

“Through this important partnership, the province is repairing the roads that companies use to haul loads above weight limits to improve their productivity,” said Premier Greg Selinger. “The fund enhances flexibility for companies, promotes economic development and creates efficiencies for regional businesses. It also ensures that a portion of cost savings to industry are reinvested in the roads that are worn in the process.”


Nova Scotia Conducting Study on Tolling, Twinning Highways

September 23, 2015 by sehui

HALIFAX, NS – The Nova Scotia government has awarded an $897,000 contract to an Atlantic Canadian engineering and environmental design company to conduct a feasibility study on twinning and tolling of four major highways.


Toronto Trucking Could Get Even More Frustrating

September 15, 2015 by sehui

TORONTO-If trucking through parts of Toronto gets you frustrated–especially the Gardiner or Don Valley Parking Lot– then stop reading this story, because conditions are only going to be slower and possibly more expensive.


Toronto Braces for Traffic Problems with Parapan Am Games

August 6, 2015 by sehui

TORONTO — The Greater Toronto area faces another wave of traffic problems following the recent Pan Am Games, but this time around conditions may be a little less intense.


MTO Reminds Trucking to Use New Parkway

July 22, 2015 by sehui

TORONTO — The Ontario Minister of Transportation is reminding trucking company dispatchers and others the new Herb Gray Parkway in Windsor which connects from Hwy. 401 has been open for more than two weeks and Hwy. 3 is closed heading to the bridge crossing, according to the Ontario Trucking Association. MTO says many truck drivers still appear unaware the new expressway is accessible and instead they continue to head down Hwy. 3, then they try to find their way around the closure by winding around residential streets, much to the annoyance of residents. It also urges travelers and carriers to be patient with some growing pains as the entire project moves toward full completion.
The partial opening of Hwy. 401 allows for traffic to be shifted from Hwy. 3 to Hwy 401 so that construction works can be completed on Hwy. 3. During this stage of construction, travelers will experience short-term ramp and road closures along with other construction works.