Ontario Truck Accidents Blog

New Ontario Truck Drivers Must Complete Mandatory Training

On Tuesday, Ontario Transportation Minister Steven Del Duca unveiled new mandatory entry-level training requirements for those seeking to become truck drivers in the province. The new standards will require aspiring truckers to spend more than 100 hours… Read More

OPP Conducts Safety Blitz in Response to Transport Truck Collisions

In response to the high number of transport trucks that have been involved in accidents over the last several years, Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) conducted a one-day safety blitz, named Operation Corridor, on Thursday, June 16. The enforcement and… Read More

Truck Driver Seriously Injured in Highway 401 Rollover

A female truck driver suffered life-threatening injuries Saturday, April 30, when the truck she was driving veered into oncoming traffic before rolling onto its side. Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were called to the scene around 3 p.m. It was determined… Read More

New Regulations to Require Electronic Logging for Truck Drivers

The federal government has announced plans to implement new safety regulations to curb fatigued driving among truck and bus drivers. The effort would bring Canadian regulations in line with the U.S. Under the new regulations, drivers would be required… Read More

Tips for Driving Near Trucks

Sharing the road with large trucks can be intimidating, and for good reason. Semi-trucks are significantly larger in size and weight compared to smaller passenger vehicles. If an accident were to occur, those in a passenger vehicle are much more likely… Read More

Trucking Accident FAQ

Commercial truck accidents can cause devastating consequences for motorists like fatalities and serious injuries. Since commercial trucks weigh thousands of pounds more than the typical passenger vehicle, the possibility of motorist and vehicle damage… Read More

Windsor Truck Driver Fatally Wounded in Multi-Vehicle Accident

A 63-year-old truck driver from Windsor, Ontario is dead following a semi-truck accident involving three commercial vehicles and one passenger vehicle in Toledo, Ohio. The westbound lanes of U.S. 24 in Henry County, Ohio, were closed for several hours… Read More

Ontario Truck Association Backs Electronic Stabilization Legislation

Recent efforts to improve trucking safety in the province has the backing of Ontarios officials and the federal government. Anti-rollover technology can help prevent accidents, says the Ontario Trucking Association, and safety regulators want to see… Read More

Tanker Truck Flips Over in Lakeshore

Eastbound traffic on Highway 401 near County Road 52 is brought to a standstill in Lakeshore after a tanker truck loses control. Authorities say it happened on the eastbound ramp from County Road 42, near Tilbury. The driver of the transport reportedly… Read More

Hwy. 401 Lanes Reopen After 50-Vehicle Crash

The westbound lanes of Highway 401 were fully reopened Wednesday evening, following a 50-car pileup. Authorities found dozens of trucks, tankers and tractor trailers scattered across a stretch of the 401 between County Rd. 30 in Belleville and County… Read More