Ontario Trucking Association

Ontario Trucking Association

November 16, 2005 07:52 ET

RETRANSMISSION: Media Advisory-Ontario Trucking Association to Announce Bold, New Policy on Limiting Truck Speed, Reducing Emissions

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

Will be flanked by:

CAA Ontario
OPP Sgt. Cam Woolley
Canada Safety Council
Pollution Probe

Today (Wed. Nov 16 at 1:00 pm), the Ontario Trucking Association will be unveiling a major, new policy initiative that will if put into law, eliminate speeding trucks, make highways safer and slash greenhouse gas emissions. OTA will be joined by safety, automobile, police and environmental groups in calling upon the Ontario government to make it a legal requirement that the speed limiters (sometimes referred to as governors) on all trucks be activated and set at a prescribed maximum speed, to be announced by OTA officials. (A speed limiter is a built-in electronic microchip that allows an engine's top speed to be pre-set to a defined maximum.)

The announcement is being made as the association prepares to welcome 4,500 international trucking industry leaders, government and safety officials to its annual two-day convention (Nov. 17 -18).

WHEN: 1 pm; Wednesday, Nov. 16

WHERE: Toronto Congress Centre (650 Dixon Rd.) Hall C

David Bradley, President, Ontario Trucking Association
Scott Smith, OTA Chairman, CEO of J.D. Smith & Sons
Dr. Quentin Chiotti, Air Program Director/Senior Scientist,
Pollution Probe
Emile-J. Therien, President, Canada Safety Council
Sgt. Cam Woolley, OPP Highway Safety Division
Kris Barnier, Provincial Affairs Specialist, CAA Ontario
CEOs, Presidents & VPs of leading truck fleets

PHOTO OP: A live demonstration of how a truck speed limiter is set will be conducted using a tractor-trailer displaying a special message on its trailer.

The Ontario Trucking Association was founded in 1926 and provides services and policy advocacy for its members. The membership includes trucking companies from virtually all Canadian provinces as well as the United States.

Ontario Trucking Association
555 Dixon Road
Toronto, Ontario
M9W 1H8

Contact Information

  • Ontario Trucking Association
    Rebecka Torn
    Manager, Communications
    (416) 249-7401 Ext. 224 or Cell: (416) 720-2643
    (416) 245-6152 (FAX)