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  • Construction to begin on Gordie Howe bridge

    July 5, 2018 1:37PM by Truck News

    WINDSOR, Ont.. – Bridging North America has secured the rights to design, build, finance, operate and maintain a new Gordie Howe International Bridge between Windsor, Ont., and Detroit. Construction on the 853-meter cable-stayed bridge is to begin this year. It

  • Focus increases on distracted driving

    June 28, 2018 1:06PM by Truck News

    MONTREAL, Que. – Transport Canada has added to the focus on distracted driving through a national roundtable in Montreal, featuring voices including the Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) and Quebec Trucking Association. Sessions covered the steps that different industries are taking

  • CTA calls for crackdown on ‘non-compliant’ carriers

    June 13, 2018 5:14PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) is calling for a government crackdown on “non-compliant” carriers, following news that those behind a company involved in the crash that killed 16 Humboldt Broncos are again working in the industry. “Most

  • Canada finalizes Phase 2 of GHG rules

    May 31, 2018 3:34PM by Truck News

    OTTAWA, Ont. – Canada is officially rolling out the second phase of rules to control greenhouse gases from heavy vehicles – largely aligning with rules that were introduced last year in the U.S. But some allowances have been made for

  • ‘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

  • Border checks shouldn’t change post-pot: CTA

    April 23, 2018 8:26AM by Truck News

    OTTAWA, Ont. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) is stressing that there’s no need to increase scrutiny around commercial vehicles and drivers at the border once marijuana is legalized in Canada. Appearing before the Committee on National Security and Defence

  • 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

  • Carriers, minister meet on labor standards

    February 7, 2018 1:57PM by Truck News

    DIEPPE, NB – The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA), Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association, and several carriers have met with Patty Hajdu – Canada’s minister of employment, workforce development, and labor – to discuss plans for federal labor standards. The minister has