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Canadian Trucking Alliance

  • TCA panel offers view from the top

    November 21, 2019 10:24AM by James Menzies

    BRAMPTON, Ont. – Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) chief Stephen Laskowski is encouraged increased regulatory scrutiny is being paid to the trucking industry, and hopes it will continue to be targeted at the bad actors. “If we are going to change,

  • CTA reinforces need for flexibility in labor code changes

    November 19, 2019 9:38AM by Truck News

    OTTAWA, Ont. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) is calling on the feds to preserve exemptions to labor code provisions, to reflect the operational realities of trucking. The Alliance sought and obtained exemptions related to the scheduling of workers, which

  • Laskowski: Non-compliant fleets a giant drag

    October 9, 2019 10:50AM by Abdul Latheef

    ‘We need to cut this out like a cancer’

  • Protect immigration, but crack down on non-compliance: CTA

    October 7, 2019 12:37PM by

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) is advocating for steps to better protect immigrant truck drivers, following a Globe and Mail investigation into the way immigration consultants and non-compliant fleets are exploiting foreign job seekers. The report uncovered

  • CTA ads to honor trucking industry workers

    August 28, 2019 7:59AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance will mark the National Trucking Week with a series of advertisements paying tribute to those working in the industry. The ads will be published during Sept. 1-7 in various English and French-language trucking

  • CTA heads discussion with Bank of Canada head

    August 16, 2019 7:33AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) was among a nine-member coalition of national transportation associations that recently met with Stephen Poloz, governor of the Bank of Canada, and his senior staff. The coalition outlined five areas of mutual

  • CTA wants supply chain to press for Labour Code exemptions

    August 12, 2019 8:46AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance is calling on the supply chain to join the trucking industry in pressing for exemptions to three new Labour Code provisions set to take effect Sept. 1, 2019. “The provisions, as they currently

  • Industry to hold appreciation week for truckers

    August 7, 2019 3:36PM by Abdul Latheef

    TORONTO, Ont. – Preparations are underway for the annual National Trucking Week, which gives the industry an opportunity to thank truckers who keep the country’s freight moving. This year’s event will be held from Sept. 1 through Sept. 7. During

  • CTA calls on provinces to adopt federal ELD rule

    July 23, 2019 2:28PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) is calling on provincial transport ministers to apply the electronic logging device (ELD) mandate to provincially-regulated carriers. The Alliance wants the recently announced federal rule – requiring third-party certified devices to be

  • CTA applauds trucking proposals in Conservative environmental platform

    June 26, 2019 1:54PM by

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) is applauding trucking-related initiatives included in the Conservative Party of Canada’s new environmental platform — A Real Plan to Protect Our Environment. The document includes proposals to change things like cabotage rules

  • Environment Canada delays rollout of GHG rules for trailers

    June 17, 2019 10:45AM by

    OTTAWA, Ont. – Environment Canada will delay the rollout of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions standards for trailers by one year, responding to a court challenge against similar rules in the U.S. The U.S. Court of Appeals stayed the rollout of

  • Carbon tax funds to be available for green truck technology

    June 3, 2019 10:47AM by

    TORONTO, Ont. – Revenue from the national carbon pricing system – sometimes referred to as the carbon tax – will be available to support fleets that invest in environmentally friendly trucking technologies, the Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) reports. Technologies to

  • Canada wants distracted driver training in MELT programs

    May 16, 2019 10:26AM by

    TORONTO, Ont. – Training to combat distracted driving is set to become part of Canada’s plans for mandatory entry-level driver training (MELT). The commitment to introduce a national driver training standard was unveiled following a fatal truck crash involving a

  • CTA sees ‘no roadblocks’ to ELD rule

    April 21, 2019 10:42AM by

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) believes it’s in the home stretch in a bid to see electronic logging devices (ELDs) mandated in Canada — and expects a final rule to be published this summer. The comments come

  • CTA outlines plans for improved truck safety

    March 28, 2019 2:09PM by Truck News

    OTTAWA, Ont. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) agrees with the assessment of the judge in the Adesh Deol Trucking ruling, a crash involving the Humboldt Broncos team bus that resulted in 16 fatalities, that “There’s clearly an issue about