Today's Trucking

New Ambassador Bridge good for trade: CTA

September 8, 2017 by elizabeth

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.


Ontario introducing electronic permits

August 14, 2017 by John Smith

TORONTO, ON – The Ontario Ministry of Transportation is implementing electronic single trip permits for oversize/overweight vehicles beginning Monday, August 14.


Ep 3: The Paperwork

June 9, 2017 by John Smith

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.


Alberta assistant deputy minister outlines provincial plans

May 1, 2017 by John Smith

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.


BC unveils parking, permitting plans

March 30, 2017 by John Smith

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.


BC trucking permits move online to become wait-free

October 6, 2016 by Dave Nesseth

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.


Manitoba revises Rocky Mountain Double permits for PTH 6

August 22, 2016 by John Smith

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.