The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) was founded in 1926, and
provides services and public policy advocacy for trucking companies
hauling freight into, out of and within the Province of Ontario. OTA
member fleets operate over two-thirds of all commercial tractor-trailers
on Ontario roadways and employ over 70,000 men and women who work in the
trucking industry. OTA is the only trucking association in Ontario that
represents all segments of the industry - for-hire carriers, private
carriers, intermodal, suppliers, etc.
OTA members consist of trucking companies from virtually every Canadian
province, as well as the United States. Our member companies are small
and medium-sized operations, as well as many of the largest
transportation enterprises in North America. OTA members come from all
sectors of the trucking industry. Both for-hire carriers and private
carriers belong to OTA. The Association's membership also includes a
significant number of allied trades - those companies providing goods
and services to the trucking industry.
Reflecting the size and importance of the Ontario marketplace, OTA is
the largest provincial trucking association in Canada and the third
largest in North America. OTA is a member of Canada's national trucking
group, the Canadian Trucking Alliance, a federation of the country's
seven provincial trucking associations.
The Ontario Trucking Association has a professionally qualified staff
specializing in government relations, carrier operations, safety,
security, carrier education, compliance, and communications.
The Association's operations are guided by a 80-plus member Board of
Directors, made up principally of chief executive officers, presidents
and senior executives of trucking companies. The Chairman of the Board is elected from the ranks
of the membership and serves a two-year term. The Association's
president is David Bradley who also serves as chief executive officer of
the industry’s national voice, the Canadian Trucking Alliance.
On the government relations front, OTA is viewed as a strong-willed
but reasonable organization that takes responsible positions and seeks
solutions to problems in a co-operative and practical fashion.
The Association strongly advocates ongoing professional development
and compliance programs for all members of the trucking industry. OTA
offers a vast array of education programs designed especially for
trucking executives and other industry employees. The Association also
distributes compliance materials (e.g., log books, trip inspection
reports, etc.) to the industry.
The mission of the Ontario Trucking Association is:
To create and sustain the environment in which the Ontario Trucking
Industry can achieve its vision; to serve all OTA members fairly and
equitably regardless of size, domicile or type of operation; and, to
assist OTA members in realizing their business goals.
The vision for the Ontario trucking industry developed by OTA is as
Driven by integrity, innovation and the pursuit of cost-effective
service, we, the Ontario Trucking Industry, through continuous
improvement, will provide a vital contribution to our customers'
success, overall economic prosperity and our communities'
Our Vision includes sufficient profitability, and enhanced image,
mutually beneficial partnerships with customers, employees,
owner-operators, suppliers and the public, while operating in a safe,
environmentally and socially responsible manner.