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CTA wants harmony on 11 issues

January 30, 2018 by John Smith

TORONTO, ON – Leaders of the Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) and provincial trucking associations have come together to identify 11 industry issues that could benefit from improved harmonization.

The call is designed to support a new task force under the Council of Ministers Responsible for Transportation and Highway Safety, established in September 2016, and complements existing initiatives like the National Task Force on Weights and Dimensions.
“This is a great opportunity for further collaboration between industry and government,” said Stephen Laskowski, president and Chief Executive Officer of the alliance. “CTA commends the provincial trucking associations for their efforts in contributing to our submission and looks forward to working with all interests in addressing the issues identified.”

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OTA continues push for Smart Lift Axles

March 20, 2017 by John Smith

TORONTO, ON – The Ontario Trucking Association says it has completed a detailed analysis of Smart Lift Axles (SLAs), in a bid to have Ontario revise regulations that govern weights and dimensions.

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Balance safety, fuel economy in emissions rules: CTA

March 17, 2017 by John Smith

TORONTO, ON – The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) is asking the federal government to balance safety and the environment in proposed emissions rules which credit the fuel economy gains that can be realized with tires.

“Regulating tire selection is a tricky business,” says Geoff Wood, the group’s vice president – operations. “Tires need to be spec’d for both safety and the environment. No one policy objective should trump the other.”

Environment and Climate Change Canada recently released its plans for Greenhouse Gas limits that will apply to 2018-29 Model Year equipment, effectively mirroring those unveiled by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. A tire market survey planned by Transport Canada should help find a balance between tire traction and fuel efficiency when finalizing the emissions regulations, the alliance adds.

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Truckers’ needs championed in W&D talks

December 28, 2016 by Peter Carter

MONTREAL, QC — At its annual meeting with the trucking industry held in Montreal, the Task Force on Vehicle Weights and Dimensions Policy highlighted the many efforts achieved and/or underway that tie in with CTA’s SMART approach to forthcoming greenhouse-gas (GHG) regulations.

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TrailerTails, Longer B-Trains OK’d

October 30, 2014 by Martin Smith

OTTAWA — Longer B-trains, tridem-drive tractor recognition, and approval for full-length TrailerTails… we’ve got ’em all.

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TrailerTails, Longer B-Trains OK’d

October 30, 2014 by Martin Smith

OTTAWA — Longer B-trains, tridem-drive tractor recognition, and approval for full-length TrailerTails… we’ve got ’em all.

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Michelin prepares for wider tire use

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

OTTAWA — The green light for Canadian jurisdictions to increase weight limits for wide single tires is a development Michelin has been eagerly awaiting.

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CTA requests enviroTruck leniency

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

TORONTO — The Canadian Truck Alliance is pushing for weight and length exemptions for environmental truck add-ons in an effort to speed up industry implementation.

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Western provinces harmonize LCV sizes

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

REGINA — A couple of changes to Saskatchewan’s Energy Efficient Motor Vehicles (EEMV) agreement will bring the dimensions of the province’s long combination vehicles (LCV) in line with their neighbours.