The City of Ottawa is advising that Seasonal Load Restrictions for Heavy Vehicles will be implemented as of 12:01 am on Monday, March 18th, 2019.
At the end of five-hour debate lasting into the early morning hours last night, the City of Thunder Bay passed by a vote of 7-6 a new truck route plan, which had been debated on and off by council for over 10 years.
The difficulty of finding truck parking is pushing drivers out of the business and contributing to the industry’s persistent driver shortage, according to experts who spoke at the Natso annual convention.
The Heavy Truck Weight and Dimension Limits for Interprovincial Operations in Canada were officially amended to allow the use of wide based single tires at the same weight limits are dual tires.
The load posting on the Argyle Street Bridge in Caledonia has been further reduced.
OTA made a presentation to Thunder Bay City Council last night, urging it to consider postponing a ratification vote to create a new truck route until a detailed and comprehensive analysis of safety data and traffic flow impacts can be made.
As the leading voice for improving highway safety, the Ontario Trucking Association says a new designated truck route passed by Thunder Bay City Council this week will likely undermine road safety rather than strengthen it.