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  • ‘Roadmap’ offers direction in distracted driving fight

    May 15, 2018 1:14PM by Truck News

    SCARBOROUGH, Ont. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance is defining a “roadmap” to help curb collisions linked to distracted driving. Underlying ideas were unveiled in Scarborough, Ont. during last week’s annual meeting of the Canadian Coalition on Distracted Driving, which included

  • Failed drug tests high in legalizing states

    May 14, 2018 4:01PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) is repeating its call for rules to guide random drug testing, following research that shows an increase in positive marijuana tests in U.S. jurisdictions that have legalized the drug. Canadian legislation to

  • CTA wants crackdown on emissions tampering

    May 8, 2018 11:31AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) is calling on governments to help fight those who tamper with emissions controls on trucks. While most fleets have complied with ever-tighter emissions standards – and their related costs –  other operators

  • Alliance calls for ELD education period

    May 2, 2018 11:57AM by Truck News

    OTTAWA, Ont. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) is proposing a timeline of “graduated education” to help carriers and drivers prepare for mandated electronic logging devices (ELDs). While the timeline for a mandate has yet been set, since federal rules

  • Scott Smith named CTA chairman

    March 29, 2018 1:21PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) has named Scott Smith its chairman. Smith is president and CEO of JD Smith, and was elected chairman at the CTA’s annual spring board meeting. JD Smith is a family trucking firm

  • Campaign launched to expedite ELDs

    March 13, 2018 12:21PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. — The Canadian Trucking Alliance has launched a letter-writing campaign to call on all provinces to mandate electronic logging devices (ELDs) by the end of 2019. The link to the e-letter campaign, reaching out to Canada’s transport ministers,

  • Teamsters, truck groups want ELDs by December 2019

    March 9, 2018 9:29AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – Teamsters Canada, the Private Motor Truck Council of Canada (PMTC), and Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) have joined together in a call for a quick mandate of electronic logging devices (ELDs). In a rare show of unity, the

  • New TDG wording replaces summons with tickets

    February 26, 2018 7:29AM by Truck News

    OTTAWA, Ont. – Transport Canada introduced a series of “short form wordings” to be used when enforcing Dangerous Goods offences, which allows tickets to be issued rather than a court summons, the Canadian Trucking Alliance reports. Without the short form

  • Alliance continues to champion NAFTA efficiencies

    February 26, 2018 7:17AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) continues to hold out hope during “contentious” NAFTA negotiations, as it champions efficiencies for cross-border trade. Representatives of the alliance and Quebec Trucking Association were among transportation industry members who met with

  • Alliance wants ELDs in ’95 and later trucks

    February 20, 2018 11:04AM by Truck News

    OTTAWA, Ont. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) is calling on Transport Canada to expedite a mandate for electronic logging devices (ELDs), and even include the devices in trucks back to 1995 model years. The recommendations are among 10 points

  • CTA offers ideas to improve trucking harmonization

    January 30, 2018 2:15PM by Truck News

    OTTAWA, Ont. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) has made 11 suggestions for improving trucking harmonization in Canada, in a submission to the Council of Transport Ministers. The Council established a federal/provincial/territorial task force in September 2016 to identify areas

  • CTA concerned about carbon pricing scheme

    January 16, 2018 12:50PM by Truck News

    OTTAWA, Ont. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) has expressed concerns about a national carbon pricing system, which could give U.S.-based carriers a competitive advantage over those from Canada. The draft legislative proposal was issued for public comment today. Public

  • Trucking groups issue joint statement on NAFTA

    October 25, 2017 8:20PM by Truck News

    ORLANDO, Fla. – Trucking groups in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, came together to produce a joint statement on the importance of NAFTA. The Canadian Trucking Alliance was joined by the American Trucking Associations (ATA) and the Cámara Nacional del

  • OTA, CTA announce three staff promotions

    June 30, 2017 10:55AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) and Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) have announced three policy team promotions. Geoffrey Wood has been named senior vice-president, policy, for both the OTA and CTA. He previously served both groups as vice-president,

  • CTA provides media toolkit to protect flatdeck drivers

    April 12, 2017 12:06PM by Truck News

    OTTAWA, Ont. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) has created a multimedia toolkit designed to help prevent driver injuries at workplaces and shipper facilities. The media toolkit includes whiteboard animation videos and digital infographics in English and French, aimed at