Axle Weight Pilot Project Finished August 26, 2019
The objective of the pilot project was to develop a database that will help standardize the way allowable gross weights and axle weights are collected, stored and used for compliance.
TEMPLATE Letter for Members to Use to Submit Responses to ERO Posting on Growth Plan February 13, 2019
The government has submitted a proposal to make Modifications to O. Reg. 311/06 (Transitional Matters - Growth Plans) made under the Places to Grow Act, 2005 to implement the Proposed Amendment to the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe, 2017. OSSGA has made the point to the government that the current policy framework is not working. Approvals for new mineral aggregate operations in Southern Ontario are taking up to 10 years to complete the process. There are too many overlapping policies and inconsistent approaches between the Provincial Plans, Regional Official Plans, Local Official Plans and Conservation Authority policies regarding the management of this essential non-renewable resource.
Specification Alert February 6, 2019
Please be advised that there have been changes made to Aggregate Specifications for OPSS 1002, April 2018. This revised specification has been included in several MTO tender documents recently, most notably MTO Contract #2018-2024, Hwy 400 & Hwy 89 Interchange, Closing Feb. 14, 2019 and has raised concerns with many suppliers.
Avenues Winter 2019 Issue Now Available! February 5, 2019
The newest Winter 2019 issue of Avenues Magazine is now available online!

Axle Weight Pilot Project to Continue in 2018

February 25, 2018 at 2:33 PM

On behalf of The Ontario Sand, Stone and Gravel Association (OSSGA), The Ontario Road Builders Association (ORBA) and The Ministry of Transportation of Ontario (MTO), we would like to thank you for your participation in the Aggregate Axle Weight Pilot Project in 2017.

With your help we have been able to accumulate and analyze very valuable data that will help us achieve a solution to this decade old problem that is workable for all stakeholders.

Although the project was a success in 2017, we still need more data.  OSSGA, ORBA and MTO have agreed to continue the project for another year under the current deferred enforcement policies of MTO.  This extension will allow us to accumulate more valuable data that will be used to find a solution.

We would ask that the trucks that were enrolled in the program in 2017 not remove their stickers and continue in the project for 2018.

We are also inviting more participants to join the study in 2018. More trucks and more participants will make the data collected even more valuable.

Please forward this note along to anyone who may be interested in joining the program and have them contact Moreen Miller at 705-644-2826 ( for more information.

Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to a solution to this issue in 2018.