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  • CTA continues call for truck driver immigration program

    February 27, 2019 10:40AM by johng@newcom.ca

    OTTAWA, Ont. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) continues its push for a trucking-focused immigration program to help offset a shortage of truck drivers. Speaking yesterday before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology, CTA president

  • Progress made towards allowing weight parity for single tires

    February 11, 2019 8:20AM by Truck News

    OTTAWA, Ont. – Changes to the Heavy Truck Weight and Dimension Limits for Interprovincial Operations in Canada pave the way for truckers to use wide-base single tires at the same weight limits as duals right across Canada. The decision was

  • Trucking alliance welcomes rural, northern immigration pilot

    January 25, 2019 1:46PM by johng@newcom.ca

    OTTAWA, Ont. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance is applauding plans for a five-year federal immigration project meant to help newcomers – including truck drivers – settle in local communities. Immigrants will be selected for the pilot program based on occupational

  • National truck driver training standard promised by 2020

    January 21, 2019 5:53PM by johng@newcom.ca

    MONTREAL, Que. – Canada’s transportation ministers have committed to developing a national entry-level driver training standard by 2020 — one of a series of trucking-related initiatives highlighted during a meeting in Montreal. The goal was released as part of a broad-ranging

  • Border turnaround policy continues

    December 12, 2018 3:49PM by John G. Smith

    OTTAWA, Ont. – The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) is extending the turnaround policy for on-highway truckers when it comes to major Advance Commercial Information Administrative Monetary Penalty System (ACI-AMPS) penalties. The relief is now extended to Dec. 31, 2019.

  • First Ministers find common ground on trucking issues

    December 8, 2018 8:39AM by John G. Smith

    MONTREAL, Que. – There may be undeniable tensions on issues like carbon taxes, but Canada’s First Ministers have found some common ground on topics including wide base tires and electronic logging devices. “We have agreed to develop harmonized standards in

  • Feds accelerate deductions, invest in trade

    November 23, 2018 8:49AM by johng@newcom.ca

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance is calling accelerated capital costs allowances for tractors and trucks an “early Christmas present,” following this week’s federal economic statement. The typical asset deduction for depreciation on trucks is increasing to 60% in

  • Driver Inc. model condemned by CRA, ESDC

    October 23, 2018 11:51AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The jig may be up for drivers and carriers operating under the Driver Inc. model. The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) and Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) have clarified how they will treat drivers who incorporate themselves

  • Alliance calls for third-party ELD certification

    October 11, 2018 10:58AM by johng@newcom.ca

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance is once again stressing the need to have mandated electronic logging devices (ELDs) certified by third parties, helping to ensure the devices can’t be compromised. The alliance says the final rule has been

  • Ground breaks for Gordie Howe Bridge

    October 5, 2018 10:39AM by johng@newcom.ca

    WINDSOR, Ont. – Ground has officially broken on the new Gordie Howe International Bridge, beginning full-scale construction of a six-lane, 2.5-km cable-stay span to link Windsor, Ont. and Detroit, Mich. It should be open to traffic as early as 2022.

  • CTA says Canada delivered “the best deal possible”

    October 3, 2018 11:30AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) says it’s pleased Canada and the U.S. reached a new trade pact, and will continue assessing how the agreement will affect the trucking industry. “CTA firmly believes the Government of Canada delivered

  • CTA continues Driver Inc. attack

    September 21, 2018 9:19AM by johng@newcom.ca

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) continues its attack on the “Driver Inc.” payment model, making its case before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance. Driver Inc. refers to an approach that pays drivers as independent

  • CTA calls for level playing field

    September 20, 2018 4:02PM by johng@newcom.ca

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) is calling on governments to help level the competitive playing field as trucking companies grapple with thin margins and ever-escalating operating costs. In a submission to Canada’s Treasury Board, the alliance noted

  • CTA looks to immigration for labor

    August 23, 2018 9:16AM by johng@newcom.ca

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) is looking for better access to immigration channels to help address a labor shortage. Writing to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, the industry’s largest lobbying group has identified growing constraints that fleets

  • Alliance unveils pre-budget wish list

    August 14, 2018 12:51PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) has submitted a series of pre-budget recommendations to the federal government — including a call to crack down on a driver payment scheme thought to evade taxes. The alliance has already been