I read — with skepticism — the Ontario Ministry of Transportation announcement of a pilot project that will test 110 km/h speed limits along highways 402, 417, and a portion of the Queen Elizabeth Way (QEW).
BLOOMINGTON, IN – The rollout of mandated Electronic Logging Devices (ELD) continues in the U.S. And while some trucking operations have secured temporary waivers, analysts at FTR Intel believe a bid to exempt small carriers outright is unlikely to succeed.
The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) has asked regulators to exempt small businesses making less than US $27.5 million in revenue, that don’t have an unsatisfactory safety rating, and have a safe record with no attributable at-fault crashes. It would last five years.
An exemption like that – already rejected during the regulatory review process – would essentially gut the mandate for ELDs, and has been opposed by the American Trucking Associations and safety advocacy groups. Eighty-one percent of over-the-road trucking companies, and 93% of one-truck operators among them, have had no DOT-recordable crashes in the past two years, FTR notes.
Wants crack-down on speed, cap on towing rates, wheel-off rule scrapped
REDWOOD CITY, CA – GreenRoad report shows risky driving differences between the two regions.
TORONTO — In a period of less than a month, Ontario Provincial Police and other police forces around the province have nabbed more than 700 speeders doing at least 50 km/h over the posted limit.
VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA — On this corner of the planet, if you’re caught driving like a hoon, the cop’ll pull your licence and impound your wheels.
TORONTO – It’s barely over a year since mandatory speed limiter enforcement kicked-off in Ontario and Quebec and their impact on highway safety, for better or worse, is still difficult to assess.