OTTAWA, ON – The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) applauded the Canadian government for issuing the permits required for the Ambassador Bridge expansion project to continue.
The Detroit International Bridge Company, building a privately-funded six-lane crossing to replace the current, 87-year-old, Ambassador Bridge, announced the granting of the permits earlier this week. The current bridge will come down once the new one is in place.
TORONTO, ON – The Ontario Ministry of Transportation is implementing electronic single trip permits for oversize/overweight vehicles beginning Monday, August 14.
A driver’s paperwork confirms everything from personal credentials to vehicle registration, pre-trip inspection results and more. Editor John G. Smith and Samantha Sarasin, Ontario Ministry of Transportation enforcement officer and provincial Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) instructor, explore the items that inspectors look for during a roadside inspection.
BANFF, AB – Shaun Hammond, Alberta Transportation’s assistant deputy minister – safety policy and engineering, offered government views on a broad range of issues during the Alberta Motor Transport Association’s annual meeting in Banff on Friday.
DELTA, BC – British Columbia has unveiled plans to build a new 150-truck parking facility on Highway 17, streamline the permitting process for over-dimensional loads, and study emerging technologies.
KAMLOOPS, BC – The British Columbia trucking industry will soon be able to apply and receive permits online, with no wait times.
onRouteBC is the first of its kind in Canada and will replace the current Transport Permit System (TPS). The new system is being tested with pilot partners in September, and will be available to all commercial carriers on Oct. 3. TPS will still be available until the rollout is complete.
“We know that the current system of obtaining a truck permit takes time. With the introduction of a new automated online permitting system, commercial operators will now have the ability to obtain permits 24 hours a day, seven days a week, with no wait times,” said B.C. Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Todd Stone.
WINNIPEG, MB – Manitoba Infrastructure is revising the number of trips allotted under Rocky Mountain Double permits for Provincial Trunk Highway 6 (PTH 6), the Manitoba Trucking Association has reported.