Detroit–Windsor Truck Ferry
The Detroit–Windsor Truck Ferry is a ferry service that has transported cars and trucks across the Detroit River for over 100 years. It currently accepts only trucks. The ferry is the primary crossing for hazardous materials (HAZMAT) trucks between Windsor and La Salle in Ontario, and Detroit and the Downriver communities in Michigan. Hazardous materials have been banned from the Ambassador Bridge and Detroit–Windsor Tunnel. The nearest alternative crossing that allows hazardous or radioactive materials is the Bluewater Bridge, which connects Port Huron, Michigan, and Sarnia, Ontario.
Similar to all the international crossings in the Detroit–Windsor area, a toll is required, as is clearance from Canada Border Services Agency and the U.S. Customs and Border Protection at both terminals of the ferry route.
On the Windsor side of the river, the truck ferry entrance is on Sprucewood Road (County Road 40, CR 40), near the Windsor Salt Mine and Windsor Raceway, and can be accessed from Ojibway Parkway (CR 20).
On the Detroit side of the river, the truck ferry entrance is on the south side of West Jefferson Avenue between South Schroeder Street and South Post Street, near Zug Island. Customs offices are at the entrances, and one must make a clearance with Customs before embarking onto the truck ferry, for standard procedures.