FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK
TThanks for your continued patronage to our award-winning magazine serving Canada’s multicultural transportation industry! Inside you will find the latest developments and updates related to the industry plus all the regular columns and features.
Canada’s top 20 most congested traffic bottlenecks may cover just 65 kilometres, but they collectively cost drivers over 11.5 million hours and drain an extra 22 million litres of fuel per year. Studies show that bottlenecks are the single biggest contributor to road delay, far outpacing traffic accidents, inclement weather and construction. In this edition, we bring to you interesting findings of Grinding to a Halt, Evaluating Canada’s Worst Bottlenecks, a first of its kind study released by the Canadian Automobile Association (CAA). The study provides data based evidence for decision-makers at the federal, provincial and municipal level to use when making decisions on infrastructure investment and environment policy.
The online world offers tremendous convenience, but also carries privacy risks. Clicks and website visits leave data trails for businesses and marketers. A post or photo can live on in cyberspace forever, even if you think you’ve deleted it. And criminals have sophisticated ways to access your personal information. So take control of your online privacy with some practical tips featuring on Page 32.
The winter of 2017 has been a mixed affair so far. We saw a variety of extreme temperatures along with varying levels of precipitation. However, things could change drastically in a short time with snow accumulation, freezing rain and a big snow storm disrupting daily lives. We request and encourage all road users especially commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers to stay alert and drive according to weather conditions. The current edition carries useful informative content aimed to make your trip safer.
The Smart Trucker seminar series presented by Road Today Media Group and Bruce Outridge Enterprises is aimed to help drivers and owner operators become successful at their positions and businesses. For 2017, we have scheduled multiple events to be held at strategic locations in Ontario. The series will kick off on April 11th in Mississauga and we look forward to bringing together an informative event. Attendance is free but registration is required and can be done at www.roadtoday.com/smarttrucker
The 9th Annual Road Today Show & Job Fair will be organized at the Soccer Centre in Brampton on May 27th. Like previous years, there will be plenty of activities including trade show, job fair, kids & family entertainment and lots more. We thank all the suggestions and feedback sent our way to make your visit a memorable one.
Plan ahead, be prepared and drive safe. Always remember; someone home is waiting for you.
Theof TransportationOntario Ministry (MTO) has signaled the introduction of its next phase of the Long Combination Vehicles (LCV) Program, which includes eliminating certain caps on the number of LCV units per fleet, new vehicle configurations and several highway network expansions Ontario’s LCV program started in 2009 and was the result of a multiyear collaborative effort between industry and the province to introduce these configurations.