Ontario Trucking Association

Ontario Trucking Association

November 16, 2005 13:00 ET

Ontario Trucking Association: Truckers Welcome CAA Support on Speed Limitation

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Nov. 16, 2005) -

Under OTA proposal trucks would be able to travel at no more than 105 kph

The Canadian Automobile Association (Ontario), the province's largest group representing motorists, is supporting an Ontario Trucking Association proposal calling upon the provincial government to introduce a law that would make it mandatory for truck speed limiters, or governors, to be activated and set at a maximum speed of no more than 105 kilometres per hour (kph). The OTA policy was announced today at the association's Annual General Meeting in Toronto.

In a letter to OTA, Kris Barnier, Provincial Affairs Specialist at the CAA, who also attended the press launch of the OTA campaign today, states that the three CAA Ontario clubs support the OTA proposal.

"Climate change is one of the Canadian Automobile Association's four national priorities. In studying (OTA's) proposal, we support (the) initiative because it would result in reduced emissions from trucks," he states.

He adds: "Many of our members have raised concerns around truck safety issues, including truck speeds. Many say they feel unsafe around fast moving trucks. (The OTA) proposal to regulate truck speeds will make them feel safer."

About OTA: The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) is a business association representing motor carriers operating into, out of and within Ontario. The trucking industry is one of Ontario's largest employers. Trucks haul 90% of all consumer products and foodstuffs produced and consumed in the province and 80% of Ontario's trade with the United States. Founded in 1926, the association's membership comprises trucking companies of all sizes, shipping all types of commodities, from all regions of North America. OTA is a member of the Canadian Trucking Alliance.

Ontario Trucking Association
555 Dixon Road
Toronto, Ontario
M9W 1H8
Ph: (416) 249-7401
Fax: (416) 245-6152

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