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New Regulations for SPIF Vehicles
Wednesday, February 24, 2021
Image of Brock Aggregates tri-axe truck
From 2000 to 2011, Ontario introduced a four-phased overhaul of the vehicle weights and dimensions regulations.
The reforms resulted in Highway Traffic Act Regulation 413/05, Vehicle Weights and dimensions (VWD) for Safe, Productive and Infrastructure-Friendly (SPIF) vehicles.
The last phase of the regulatory reforms ended on December 31, 2020.
For non-SPIF vehicles, there are three possible outcomes as follows:
1. If the vehicle is less than 15 years of age, extended grandfathering permits will be issued by the MTO upon request to continue operating in the pre-regulatory reforms’ regime as set out in the Highway Traffic Act until the vehicle reaches 15 years of age
2. The vehicle can be upfitted to become SPIF compliant, and operate at SPIF weight allowance
3. If the vehicle exceeds above age, or no permit is acquired, it may continue to operate at non-compliant weights as set-out in O.Reg. 413/05, Table 32.
Chart of new regulations
Brock Aggregates locations will require all operators to have their Allowable Gross Weight sheet showing SPIF compliance and/or a copy of the grandfathering permit prior to being loaded.
See the Ontario Stone, Sand and Gravel Association’s (OSSGA) website for more information: https://www.ossga.com/news_archive/article.go?article_id=347.
You can also find more information on oversize/overweight permits issued by the Ministry of Transportation here: http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/trucks/oversize-overweight-permits.shtml.
Ontario Government Announces Support of Aggregate Industry
Tuesday, March 05, 2019
We’re pleased to announce that Ontario’s Government for the People has recently introduced plans to support the province’s aggregate industry. Announced by John Yakobuski, the Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry, these plans aim at “creating conditions that will help unleash the resource sector’s potential.”
The aggregate industry is responsible for providing over 20,000 jobs as well as contributing $1.4 billion to Ontario’s economy yearly. With this recent announcement, the Ontario Government has committed itself to ensuring the continued health of this essential economic driver.
As a part of this announcement, the Summit of Aggregate Reform will be held on March 29th as a forum encouraging dialogue and greater cooperation between industry stakeholders and government officials. A new permit has also been granted for Brock Aggregates to build a structure in King City, another step toward ensuring economic stability through growth and job creation.
We are proud of both our contribution to Ontario’s economy as well as our role as a leading provider of the raw materials essential to building schools, hospitals and bridges. We look forward to continuing to strengthen our province’s economy and infrastructure while working alongside the Ontario Government.
BROCK AGGREGATES GETS A FRESH LOOK
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
We’re excited to share that Brock Aggregates has undergone an entirely new look. Following the rebranding of our parent company, G&L, updating of the logo created almost 15 years has given Brock Aggregates a fresh new look.
Each of G&L’s sub-brands was assigned its own key brand colour, drawing upon the natural elements that inspire the products. Brock Aggregates is grey, representing stone and gravel. These colours help to easily identify the brand at a glance, and carve out a more distinct brand presence.
Furthering this was the creation of each sub-brand’s individual icon, based upon G&L’s legacy round logo, but modernized to convey each brand’s unique product offering. Brock Aggregates’ icon is made of sharp, geometric shapes reminiscent of crushed stone. The icons serve as another method to unify all brands under the G&L umbrella while creating a unique pattern distinct to each sub-brand. Our goal with this rebranding was to create something enduring that would appear contemporary today, yet be timeless enough to last throughout the next decade. We’re extremely happy with the result and look forward to rolling out our new look.
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
We are excited to announce our newest location in Orangeville! Located just south of Hockley Road and 5th Side Road at 673271 Hurontario Street, this newly acquired pit will produce A Gravel, B Gravel, Concrete Sand and ¾ Round Gravel. We look forward to servicing your projects throughout the GTA with this close-to-market aggregate source.
Aggregates Are Vital to Life
Wednesday, February 01, 2012
Media Release: Brock Aggregates initiates public education on the use of aggregates in our everyday lives.
Press Release: For Immediate Release January 31, 2012
Brock & Earthco Support Evergreen
Friday, July 01, 2011
Brock & Earthco materials to help bring nature and kids together at the Evergreen Brickworks.
Saturday, September 25, 2010
OPEN HOUSE at our Bradford Site! Everyone Welcome.
Brock Continues to Innovate
Friday, June 01, 2007
Brock introduces their new underwater mining operation consisting of an 800 series link belt, excavator on a barge equipped with a 6 yard clamshell bucket, a de-watering screen and a floating conveyer system.
Sunderland Pit in full Operation
Tuesday, May 01, 2007
Sunderland Pit begins its own Full-scale Production Processing operation.
Sunday, April 01, 2007
Innovative Under Water Operation developed at Sunderland Pit. Expected to be in full operation Early Spring 2007.