Today's Trucking

A toll to be paid

December 28, 2016 by Peter Carter

Toronto Mayor John Tory made headlines when he reversed his stance on tolls. Now it looks like the city is moving ever closer to charges for those who use two major routes into the city – the Don Valley Parkway and Gardiner Expressway. That may just be the beginning. Other municipalities are also looking for funds to support public transit projects, among other things.


Changing of the Guard: Meet the newest association leads

August 19, 2016 by Dave Nesseth

Four of Canada’s trucking associations are now led by executives who have assumed their roles in the last two years. Learn who they are, where they came from, and what they plan for the rest of 2016.


Toronto Named a Hardest Working City

October 9, 2015 by sehui

TORONTO — For those who think Hogtown is a city offering nothing more than wacky mayors and Blue Jays baseball, a new honor from one truck maker proves there is a lot more.


Toronto Cracking Down on Illegal Parking

September 25, 2015 by sehui

TORONTO – If you can’t find a parking place in Hogtown and think you can just park anywhere, it will soon cost you dearly and you may get your vehicle towed as a result.


Toronto Trucking Could Get Even More Frustrating

September 15, 2015 by sehui

TORONTO-If trucking through parts of Toronto gets you frustrated–especially the Gardiner or Don Valley Parking Lot– then stop reading this story, because conditions are only going to be slower and possibly more expensive.


Toronto Braces for Traffic Problems with Parapan Am Games

August 6, 2015 by sehui

TORONTO — The Greater Toronto area faces another wave of traffic problems following the recent Pan Am Games, but this time around conditions may be a little less intense.


Series Aims to Improve Work, Home Life

August 5, 2015 by sehui

ETOBICOKE, ON – A “lunch and learn” series of that aims to improve your communications skills as a leader in trucking, better your responses to pressure situations and even improve home and work life is set begin next month.


OTA Helps Toronto Truckers Avoid “Pan-Am-Monium”

June 27, 2015 by sehui

TORONTO – Pan Am traffic tie-ups are already starting, but on Friday the Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) hosted a gathering of carriers, Ministry of Transportation (MTO) officials and other parties to craft a plan to minimize Pan Am traffic woes. The Pan Am Games run from July 10 to the 26 and and Parapan Games are from August 7 to 15. Starting this week and for the duration of the games, the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) is looking at road closures; signal-timing modification; parking and stopping restrictions; turning restrictions; conversion of roads to one-way operations, police-managed traffic control points; and the increase or transfer to carpool lanes on many (GTA) highways.


Warning: Pan Am Games Will Make Hogtown Traffic Worse

June 9, 2015 by sehui

TORONTO — Truckers in Ontario can expect serious delays and frustration when the Pan Am games hit town. A preliminary report from the Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) shows the games in Toronto (July 10 to 26) could add 20 minutes or more to delivery times.

news Launches to Save Gardiner

June 2, 2015 by sehui

TORONTO — You can add your voice to the growing chorus of those inside and outside of the trucking industry when it comes to pushing Toronto’s government toward making improvements to the eastern part of the Gardiner Expressway rather than removing it.


Tolls Mulled as Solution for Gardiner Expressway Costs

May 21, 2015 by sehui

TORONTO — As the debate continues both inside and outside of Toronto about whether to tear down or rebuild the eastern end of the Gardiner Expressway a new plan has surfaced within the city’s government. Some councillors have been discussing the idea of putting tolls along the route for non-Toronto residents, with the money going to pay for repairs and upkeep of the elevated roadway, according to published reports.
If such a plan is adopted, the city owned freeway, would either turned over the provincial government or Toronto would at least have to get permission from the Ontario government to implement tolls


Toronto Mayor Supports Gardiner Expressway Option

May 13, 2015 by sehui

TORONTO — The Ontario Trucking Association is applauding Toronto Mayor John Tory’s support on Tuesday of the so-called ‘hybrid’ option regarding the eastern portion of the Gardiner Expressway.


Eastern End of Gardiner Expressway Should Stay Put: OTA

May 13, 2015 by Peter Carter

TORONTO — When the people who run Toronto consider the 100-year fate of the city’s Gardiner Expressway next month, the Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) wants to ensure its view is heard loud and clear; and that view is, getting rid of the eastern portion of the Gardiner would be bad for the city. It would cost Toronto’s economy up to $37 million per year as a result of delays and congestion. And it might put pedestrians and cyclists at risk. These predictions are based on a study by an organization called The Gardiner Industry Coalition, of which the OTA is a contributing member.


Toronto mayor welcome to ride with truckers

January 7, 2015 by Allan Janssen

TORONTO, ON – Anti-gridlock mayor will get an invite to ride along with local drivers as they deliver downtown.


OTA working with mayor on solution to Toronto gridlock

January 5, 2015 by Allan Janssen

TORONTO, ON – Ontario Trucking Association asks new mayor John Tory to “revisit” his zero-tolerance policy toward vehicles seen to be impeding traffic particularly during rush hours.