Eyes on the road: Ontario Trucking Association puts stricter rules in place after increase in deadly crashes

The Ontario Trucking Association has released new guidelines for truck drivers, to address the issues of driver inattention and fatigue after a number of deadly crashes.

Association imposes new guidelines after more than 5,000 deadly crashes this year

Transport Truck traffic was in gridlock Wednesday afternoon because of computer issues at the U.S. border. (Nicolas Pham/Radio-Canada)

The Ontario Trucking Association has released new guidelines for truck drivers, to address the issues of driver inattention and fatigue after a number of deadly crashes. 

Ontario Trucking Association President Steven Laskowski told CBC's Afternoon Drive technology is available to track whether truckers are keeping their eyes on the road.

"What the good companies do now is we monitor our drivers that are out on the road," he said. "Perhaps some companies that need to learn more aren't aware of the best practices, so let's make them aware as well."

The trucking association is also calling for more training and enforcement.

As of mid-October the OPP have responded to more than 5,000 crashes involving transport trucks this year, and 
67 people have died in those collisions.