53 YEAR SERVING THE INDEPENDENT DUMP TRUCK
AND AGGREGATE HAULERS IN EASTERN ONTARIO
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WHAT HAS THE GREATER OTTAWA TRUCKERS ASSOCIATION ACCOMPLISHED OVER THE PAST YEAR - 2018 - By Ron Barr - General Manager
Attended provincial courts for GOTA members 73 times in 2018 (57 different times in 2017)

Won cases involving 1) seatbelt ticket (withdrawn), careless driving charges (reduced), moving violations with CVOR points reduced to non-moving violations, etc

Appeared for members 3 times for serious “summons to appear” court orders whereby the ticket instruct the accused to show up in directly to court to deal with the matter - successfully defended all 3 cases

Appeared before the Government of Canada Senate Committee at Parliament Hill to speak about Inter-Provincial Trade Barriers on behalf of the Greater Ottawa Truckers Association

Sit actively at the provincial level of the MTO (Ministry of Transportation) focusing on SPIF/overweight issues and other road safety concerns

Prepared 12 different GOTA member companies for MTO Audits

Coordinated and attended 3 - 3 full day MTO audits for members

Visited no less than 32 different GOTA members to assist with the tendering process for the City of Ottawa’s snow removal program

Suggested to the GOTA membership the highest ever charge for snow removal in the city at $94 to $97 per hour

Worked with the industry to increase the summer rate to $88 from a rate of $83 per hour to start 2018

Negotiated rates for several vendors as high as $90 per hour (supply and demand)

On-going discussions with area road builders for an increase for 2019

GOTA is the voice of dump trucks/aggregate/road builders in eastern Ontario with the, Ministry of Transportation, Ministry Of Environment Climate Change, Federal Government regarding inter-provincial trade and the City of Ottawa

On-going discussions with Jobs Protection, the government body that is responsible for intra-provincial trade with Quebec

Registered 14 different members under the contaminated waste sector of the MOECC

Trained over 143 drivers and business owners on MTO and MOECC compliance

Share work with the membership when out of town contractors/vendors seek our GOTA trucks for work in the area

Intervene with slow paying contractors for GOTA members
The GOTA membership is important and appreciated - here are some of the items we worked on and accomplished over 2018:
24 Feb 2019: CTV Interview With Ron Barr
19 Noverber 2016: Ron Barr On Donald Trump Being Elected President
13 May 2015: Ron Barr Enough is Enough Hydro Rates Rally Queens Park
13 May 2015: Ron Hydro Rates Rally Interview
19 April 2015: Hydro-Phobia Energy Rates Rally-M.P.P Bob Chairelli's Office
29 June 2014: Ron Barr Calling The Race @ Jean Serge Brisson's Book Release
07 June 2014: Ron Barr @ Daniel Dickins Book Launch
04 April 2014: Province Wide Energy Rate Increase Rally
08 December 2013: Ron Barr On CFRA Podcast
24 November 2013: Ron Barr Supporting Bill 80 (The Fairness Act)
14 June 2013: Fairness On Champlain Bridge
Jean Serge Brisson Book Release Party
10 May 2014: GOTA Fairness Rally
07 December 2013: Ron Barr Hydro Rally
10 June 2013: Fairness On The Bridge