More Oversight of Commercial Vehicles Needed to Improve Road Safety in Ontario, Auditor General Says
The audit concluded that the Ministry of Transportation missed the opportunity to remove thousands of unsafe commercial vehicles and drivers from Ontario roads.
The government of Ontario, Canada is providing drivers in the province with more options by allowing newer models of studded tires to be sold in northern Ontario.
Todd Richardson, senior director of sales and marketing for Tirecraft Ontario, has been named the new president of Tirecraft Canada, effective Jan. 1, 2017. Richardson will replace current president Corey Miller, of Tirecraft Atlantic Canada, who has served as the company’s president for the last five years. Under Miller’s leadership, Tirecraft grew from 300 to
Since 2009, the Ontario Tire Stewardship has collected millions of dollars in mandatory tire recycling fees from car and truck drivers in Ontario. The private agency, appointed by the Ontario government, collects roughly $80 million a year in recycling fees to recycle 12 million scrap tires in Ontario. Consumers currently pay an “eco fee” of
Continental AG will be closing its ContiTech plant in Bowmanville, Ontario, in 2016 after 100 years as a former Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. plant, local media reports. ContiTech acquired the plant last year when it purchased Veyance Technologies Inc., which produced conveyor belts for Goodyear. The ContiTech plant continues to produce conveyor belts for
For the second time in less than a month, tires were stolen from Comprehensive Logistics in Oakville, Ontario. In the latest theft, thieves stole nearly $150,000 worth of tires, according to authorities. Earlier this week a truck pulled into the compound and the thieves hooked up a trailer full of passenger tires to their truck.
This June, the sixth annual Tire Take Back event in Ontario raised $115,876 for children with severe disabilities and illnesses. During the six-day event from June 1-6, Ontarians could drop off used tires at participating collectors across Ontario. Rock City Auto Supplies Ltd. raised the most funds by collecting 14, 837 tires, raising $26,236. Ontarians