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OOIDA pushing against “bad” regs

March 27, 2017 by John Smith

GRAIN VALLEY, MO – The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) is launching a campaign to push back against bad trucking-related regulations.

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ATA wants brakes put on speed limiter proposal

October 7, 2016 by John Smith

ARLINGTON, VA – The American Trucking Associations (ATA) says it continues to hold a “pro-safety policy” regarding speed limiters, but it is raising concerns about a proposal to mandate the technology in the U.S.

“Despite ATA’s decade-old, pro-safety policy on speed, the new joint rulemaking from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and Federal Motor Carrier Administration proposes a menu of three speed options for commercial trucks, not one,” said Chris Spear, ATA president and CEO. “It provides insufficient data, and fails to make a recommendation regarding which of the three proposed speeds it believes is best and why. “

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OOIDA wants speed limiter language removed

September 21, 2016 by John Smith

GRAIN VALLEY, MO – The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) is asking the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations not to reference mandated speed limiters when drafting federal spending measures.

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BREAKING NEWS: Speed limiter legislation passes

October 30, 2014 by Martin Smith

TORONTO — It’s no longer a question of if, but a question of when.

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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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MPP launches last-ditch challenge of speed limiters

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

QUEEN’S PARK, Ont. — Enactment of mandatory speed limiter legislation is only weeks away in Ontario, but that didn’t stop a provincial lawmaker from questioning the government’s rationale behind the law as truckers continue to struggle in recession.

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Slow Down, Tex, says ATA

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

ARLINGTON, VA. – Eighty-five miles per hour is too fast, says the ATA in the wake of the recent maximum speed change in Texas.

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SPECIAL REPORT: AG blasts MTO truck enforcement; OBAC questions priorities

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

OTTAWA — Despite spending over $35 million on truck enforcement in 2007-2008, commercial vehicle inspections in Ontario have dropped by 34 percent since 2003, according to the 2008 Auditor General’s Report.

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BREAKING NEWS: Speed limiter legislation introduced in Ontario

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

TORONTO — Ontario’s Transportation Minister introduced legislation that if passed will cap the speed of commercial trucks at 105 km/h by making speed limiters mandatory.

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Alberta holds fast on HOS and speed limiters, other changes afoot

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

BANFF, Alta. — Alberta Transport Minister Luke Ouellette doesn’t mince words while addressing the issue of federal hours of service legislation and speed limiters.

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Governing speed limiters

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

TORONTO — The Ontario government is in the process of introducing mandatory speed limiters for trucks in the province, which if passed will create some changes for the industry.

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SPECIAL REPORT: Tory would consider repealing speed limiter law

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

TORONTO — Speed limiter compliance in Ontario and Quebec is pretty much a forgone conclusion. But is the rule absolutely untouchable?

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Limiters given speed boost south of the border

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

ARLINGTON, Va. — The speed-limiter bug is spreading south of the border.

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Speed limiters coasting west?

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

VANCOUVER — In a recent blog posted on the Vancouver Sun website, Paul Landry urges the B.C. government to consider speed limiter legislation in the province.

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Cannon preaches national solidarity, calls speed limiter findings ‘encouraging’

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

GATINEAU, Que. — It’s been just a fantasy for years, but the federal Transport Minister is suggesting it’s time to make consistent national regulations a reality.