Despite 47 years on the road and 8.5 million accident-free kilometres, Meyers Transport driver Dale Cockins never imagined he’d receive an ovation for his work or be recognized as the Volvo Trucks Canada-OTA Truck Driver of the Year. But that’s exactly what happened last evening at the Ontario Trucking Association’s annual convention and awards dinner in Toronto.
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Ontario Minister of Transportation Steven Del Duca used the backdrop of the Ontario Trucking Association's 88th annual convention to make three major policy announcements – including support for ELDs and roll stability technology on trucks – before a crowd of about 500 industry executives on Wednesday night.
The Ontario Trucking Association is applauding a measure announced in the provincial budget that would close a long-standing loophole which exempted certain heavy trucks from having to be plated and subjected to commercial vehicle registration fees, provincial fuel taxes and even 407ETR tolls.
Average diesel rack prices in Ontario increased once again this week to 102.2-cents a liter – more than a full penny above last week’s six-year high.