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Posted: December 5, 2014

TORONTO-The Toronto Trucking Association (TTA) has issued a warning to city truckers. 

Come January 1, the City of Toronto will be applying a new “zero tolerance” towing policy, applied to any drivers who block major routes during rush hour.

“John Tory announced yesterday that parking-enforcement officers will be reassigned from residential areas to major thoroughfares and intersections during peak traffic periods,” the TTA’s Executive Director Connie Burbidge said in a memo to members.

Tory campaigned on reducing gridlock in Toronto and seems bullish on acting on his promise now, going so far as saying, “If I have to chip in and drive a tow truck myself, those vehicles are going to be towed away.”

“The new mayor said he wants to bring together members of the Toronto police traffic unit, parking enforcement and Transportation Services to develop a more comprehensive plan to bust problem drivers and get traffic moving,” Burbidge told TTA members. 

To read about all six changes Tory proposed to reduce gridlock, click here. 

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