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United We Roll convoy makes noise in Ottawa

February 19, 2019 by John Smith

The United We Roll Convoy for Canada wanted to make some noise, and this morning it did that very thing as it rolled up to Parliament Hill. About two dozen commercial vehicles and twice as many pickups — many of which began their journey in Red Deer, Alta. – completed the final leg in a five-day journey, announcing their arrival with the blast of horns.

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UPDATED — United truck convoy to roll for oil and gas sector

February 8, 2019 by John Smith

CALGARY, Alta. — Trucks have become a symbol of support for Canada’s ailing oil and gas sector, with several convoys rolling through Western Canada in recent months. Now some are preparing to take their arguments eastward, with United We Roll! […]

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Ontario aggregate haulers ending protest

September 26, 2016 by John Smith

MILTON, ON – Aggregate haulers who have been occupying Ontario Ministry of Transportation scales and the routes to Toronto-area gravel pits since Tuesday are ending their protest with the promise that a hard line on axle weights is — at least temporarily — coming to an end.

“The strike is over now,” Jagroop Singh Bangli, one of the key organizers of the strike action, told Today’s Trucking.

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Gravel haulers protest axle weight crackdown

September 22, 2016 by John Smith

MILTON, ON – A longstanding dispute around allowable axle weights has boiled to the surface, with dozens of aggregate haulers occupying three Ontario Ministry of Transportation scales in the Toronto area.

The protesters began parking their equipment at 2 a.m. on September 20 in the facility adjacent to the eastbound lanes of Highway 401 near Trafalgar Road in Milton, Ontario. They returned on Wednesday and pledged to expand the protest at nearby quarries. Some had already been protesting around sites in Aberfoyle and Dundas, Ontario.

“We just want a solution,” said Jagroop Singh Bangli, a two-truck owner-operator who was involved in organizing the fight, as he divided his peers into teams for the next stage of the protest. “We don’t want to take any more tickets.”

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Gravel haulers continue Ontario protest

September 22, 2016 by John Smith

MILTON, ON – Protesting gravel haulers continued their fight today against Ontario’s hard line on axle weights, occupying three Toronto-area scales and focusing much of their attention at the Trafalgar facility on Highway 401, just west of the city.

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ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: Proponents cheer; critics lament speed limiter passage

October 30, 2014 by Martin Smith

TORONTO — Three years of relentless lobbying has paid off for the Ontario Trucking Association.

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Truckers Protest Paper Mill Wages

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

PORT HAWKESBURY, NS – Members of a trucking association have staged a protest outside of a Nova Scotia paper mill saying they aren’t receiving fair price for their wood.

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Aussie truckers might strike

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

MELBOURNE, Australia — North Americans and Europeans aren’t the only ones besieged by skyrocketing diesel prices.

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Windsor Truckers Back to Work After Stoppage

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

WINDSOR, ON. – Truckers receive small wage increase after protest.

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Rail workers claim success in stopping CPR Expressway trailer train

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

BRIGHTON, Ont. — Striking CP Rail workers put the brakes on the railway’s main roll-on/roll-off intermodal train just outside of Brighton, Ont. yesterday.

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Vancouver Port Truckers To Vote on Deal

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

VANCOUVER, BC – Unionized container truck drivers at Port Metro Vancouver agreed to vote on a deal made with labor mediator Vince Ready, who’s been assigned to resolved the conflict by Transport Canada.