Ottawa Courthouse Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Fake Trucking school case delayed again to June 7

Court proceedings against individuals charged with operating fake truck driving schools have been delayed again, this time to June 7th, 2023.

In Ottawa criminal court on May 24th, Justice Grant was told by counsel for three of the four accused that they were seeking a delay of three weeks because “Counsel is having trouble meeting with the clients to decide which witnesses to call.”
Upon hearing this, Crown Attorney L. Welch remarked, “This file is already pretty old.”

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Photo: "Somewhere out there" Mike Murchison

40 years waiting for Northern Ontario roads to be improved: “Not in my lifetime,” career driver says

by Mike Murchison So, let’s weigh in on the shape of the highways in Northern Ontario. I’m referring to Highways 11 and 17. The “Trans Canada” highway. The main east-west corridor that gets you from the Manitoba border down to

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Lise Vaugeois, MPP for Thunder Bay–Superior North

Vaugeois quotes Auditor General’s report on carrier testing results in press conference addressing “really tragic accidents in our region”

Northern Ontario saw such egregious accidents involving commercial trucks over the March 17th weekend, NDP member Lise Vaugeois (Thunder Bay-Superior North) sponsored a press conference to call upon Ontario to address persistent safety issues including road conditions and driver training.

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In one of the March 17th incidents, a transport truck left the road and took out parts of two houses. Photo: Danelle Clarke, Facebook

NDP MPPs offer condolences to victims’ families after winter weather, Trucking failures cause accidents and death

NDP MPP John Vanthof (Timiskaming–Cochrane) opened his remarks on March 22nd by offering condolences to the families of those who lost their lives in commercial vehicle accidents on the weekend of March 17th.

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Northern Ontario was blasted with brutal winter weather the weekend of March 17th; some Truckers opted to park and wait out the storm while others pressed on. Image: Environment Canada

Number of collisions, commercial vehicles off the road should be embarrassing to us all: McDougall

“A 75-year-old from Ignace has been identified as the victim
in this morning’s collision east of Dryden.

The Dryden and Ignace OPP say they responded to the collision on
Highway 17 near Camp Lake Road
involving a tractor-trailer unit and a snowplow.

The OPP says the driver of the tractor-trailer unit
did not receive any injuries,
and highway 17 remains closed.
The identity of the 75-year-old from Ignace was not released.

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This graphic released January 7, 2021, indicates Rest Area scheduled to be created or refurbished by the Province of Ontario.

Progress on Rest Stops: more coming, more needed

The map above, released in January 2021, indicates proposed locations for Ontario’s new, expanded and refurbished rest areas for Truckers. Image: MTO Following their December 9 meeting with Ontario’s Ministry of Transportation staff, Truckers for Safer Highways’ (DFSH) Travis McDougall

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Truckers for Safer Highways submission to Transport Canada’s Hours of Service consultation

Trucker for Safer Highways have made a submission to Transport Canada’s consultation on amendments to the Hours of Service regulations, including more fines for drivers and carriers. Image: TFSH Interested parties can submit their thoughts to Transport Canada on amendments

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