Left to Right: Minister of Transportation – Hon. Caroline Mulroney, Manitoulin Transport President – Jeff King, and OTA Chair – David Carruth

The Honourable Caroline Mulroney continues to work with the trucking industry to assist carriers in every part of the province. The Minister intends to listen to ideas from the sector on ways to eliminate red tape, as well as promote the “Open for Business” mandate from the Government of Ontario. The Minister together with OTA Board members visited Manitoulin Transport’s terminal in Sudbury, where they consulted with Jeff King, President, Manitoulin Transport, about opportunities from carriers with significant operations (or shipping coverage) in Northern Ontario.

“The Government of Ontario is listening to the concerns of our sector. We appreciate the opportunity to host the Minister and highlight not only issues in our sector, but those that matter most to businesses that we serve in Northern Ontario. By working together and eliminating red tape in government programs, we can make the trucking industry in Northern Ontario safer, greener, and more efficient which bodes well for the future of all Northern Ontario communities,“ added King.

Also in attendance at the meeting were David Carruth, Chair, OTA; Stephen Laskowski, President, OTA; Geoff Wood, Senior VP, OTA; and, Geoff Walker, Vice President, Grant’s Transport.

“On behalf of OTA, I would like to thank Minister Mulroney for showing a keen interest in our sector. Together we are going to make a great industry even better,” said David Carruth, OTA, Chairman.