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  • Insulin-using truck drivers cleared for cross-border work

    January 15, 2020 3:39PM by John G. Smith

    TORONTO, Ont. – Truck drivers with insulin-treated diabetes are now officially cleared for cross-border operations, under a medical reciprocity agreement between Canada and the U.S. Canadian commercial motor vehicle operators are being encouraged by the Canadian Council of Motor Transport

  • CTA campaign targets ‘underground economy scam’

    December 18, 2019 2:31PM by John G Smith

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) continues to fight against fleets that misidentify employed drivers as independent contractors – and has now rolled out a political action campaign to take the case to Ottawa. The latest tools in

  • CTA applauds signing of new trade deal

    December 11, 2019 4:37PM by John G Smith

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) is among groups applauding the signing of the amended U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, sometimes referred to as NAFTA 2.0. Updates to the deal, which still needs to be ratified by all three governments, include

  • Marijuana is legal, but CTA wants comprehensive tests for truck drivers

    October 17, 2019 1:31PM by John G Smith

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) is repeating its call for the federal government to implement a comprehensive drug and alcohol testing program for workers in safety-sensitive positions. The news comes on Canada’s one-year anniversary of legalized recreational

  • Truck drivers exempt from Labour Code changes

    September 3, 2019 1:58PM by John G Smith

    OTTAWA, Ont. – Canada’s trucking industry appears to have secured a reprieve from wide-reaching changes to the Canada Labour Code, which took effect Sept. 1, but many questions remain. A need to give federally regulated workers 96 hours of written

  • Port of Montreal getting $37-million upgrade

    August 13, 2019 7:51AM by John G Smith

    MONTREAL, Que. – The Port of Montreal will benefit from a $37-million investment in the name of increasing efficiency, capacity and security, with the promise of reducing wait times and bottlenecks when moving containers. The investment will be equally split

  • Trucking associations unveil infrastructure wish list

    July 19, 2019 3:25PM by John G Smith

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) and its partners at provincial trucking associations have unveiled a wish list of infrastructure priorities that could improve road-based trade. The need to invest in truck parking and border capabilities is among

  • Rural program to attract newcomers as truck drivers

    June 24, 2019 11:44AM by John G Smith

    TORONTO, Ont. – Eleven communities will participate in a new Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot, which is looking to attract newcomers to work in occupations like truck drivers. The selected communities are: Thunder Bay, Sault Ste. Marie, Sudbury, Timmins, and

  • Driver Inc. business model threatened by court ruling: lawyer

    June 21, 2019 9:32AM by John G Smith

    TORONTO, Ont. – A Toronto-based law firm is suggesting that a recent Supreme Court ruling may be the “final nail in the Driver Inc. model of trucking service” if it’s applied to a transportation-related case. Fernandes Hearn’s comments were linked

  • Carbon tax funds to be available for green truck technology

    June 3, 2019 10:47AM by John G Smith

    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

  • CTA sees ‘no roadblocks’ to ELD rule

    April 21, 2019 10:42AM by John G Smith

    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 names new vice-chairman, secretary-treasurer

    March 26, 2019 3:15PM by John G Smith

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) has named Jean-Claude Fortin of JE Fortin as vice-chairman, and Greg Munden of Munden Ventures as secretary-treasurer, under a reorganization announced today. They replace Don Streuber of Bison Transport and Mark Seymour

  • CTA continues call for truck driver immigration program

    February 27, 2019 10:40AM by John G Smith

    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

  • Trucking alliance welcomes rural, northern immigration pilot

    January 25, 2019 1:46PM by John G Smith

    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

  • 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.