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Ontario announces tools for winter roads

November 16, 2017 by elizabeth

TORONTO, ON – The Ontario government is offering support to drivers trying to navigate winter roads this year.
Today Ontario Minister of Transportation Steven Del Duca announced expansions to two digital tools for drivers to help them plan safe routes through snowy conditions.
The website Track My Plow now covers all 20 of the province’s winter maintenance contract areas, allowing drivers to see the location of plows on highways during and after a storm, and use roadways that have been cleared.

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TURN, BABY, TURN: CRANKING SYSTEMS

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

When it comes to winter trucking, cranky is a good thing.

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WINTER FUEL FIXES: KEEP IT FLOWING

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

Winterizing sure doesn’t mean what it used to.

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TIRE CHAINS

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

New from Kinedyne is the Grip Link stud chain in a pail.

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BRING THE HEAT: WINTER CHECKS

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

Winter’s here, sad to say. Don’t forget to check your heating system.

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FOUL-WEATHER PREPARATIONS

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

If it’s not wintertime in your neck of the woods, it’s time to get ready. Pay special attention to your air system.

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HayEast 2012 Ramps Up for Winter

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

GUELPH, ON – As part of its HayEast 2012 initiative, the Alberta Motor Transport Association (AMTA) asked its members earlier this month to donate trucking services to help haul hay from Alberta and Saskatchewan in order to meet emergency demand in Ontario and Quebec.

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MTO Finds Snowy Roads, Fines Snow Plow Contractors

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

TORONTO, ON – Ontario’s Ministry of Transportation fined snow plow contractors after deciding the province’s highways have not been adequately maintained this winter.

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H2-NO

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

Anything bad that water can do to your fuel lines is worse in winter.

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BALANCED PLUMBING

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

Preserving brake “balance” is never more critical than in the winter months when ice and snow multiply the hazards of uneven braking.

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Idling: Gentlemen, Stop Your Engines

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

Idling is on the endangered species list. You’ve got options.