Last week, senior government officials discussed the plan with leaders of Ontario’s trucking industry.
A key component of the plan will be tougher action against non-compliant carriers. The move comes as a small contingent of unsafe, non-compliant operators are expanding throughout the industry.
As a first step, the government will initiate a consultative process that the Ontario Trucking Association says will conclude in the creation of a truck safety program.
The proposed plan will complement measures announced in October such as the introduction of an integrated vehicle safety and emissions inspection program, and long combination vehicle enhancements.