On January 14th, your Chamber made a deputation to City Council regarding the proposed Designated Truck Route in which we outlined our significant concerns about safety implications and increased costs to business and questions regarding the enforcement of weight restrictions and designated streets for truck deliveries throughout the city. Following over 4 hours of discussion, Council approved the proposed Designated Truck Route by a vote of 7-6.
The issue will be coming back to Council for a ratification vote in the coming weeks. We are continuing our efforts to educate Council and the community about our concerns and to advocate for a reversal of this decision.
On January 17, we participated with numerous member companies in a truck ride-along on the Thunder Bay Expressway/Hwy 11-17 and witnessed first-hand some safety issues which we have captured in the videos you’ll find below.
We encourage our members to share your concerns with City Council. Council contact information can be found here.