OTTAWA, Ont. –It’s no secret among professional drivers that there are too few places for truckers to stop for rest. Now it appears the situation is on the radar of some influential decision-makers.
The Owner-Operator Business Association of Canada (OBAC) is asking all drivers and owner/operators to complete a Transport Canada survey that will be used to help identify the scope of the problem and maybe even influence future funding.
In the words of OBAC executive director Joanne Ritchie, “Here’s an opportunity to add your two cents to this most important debate. We need every driver to get involved; it’s drivers themselves who can identify areas in Canada where designated truck parking is difficult to find, and help determine how shortages of parking impact your safety, productivity, and personal well-being.”
She urged drivers to “Take the survey yourself, then get at least five more drivers to add their voice, even if you have to walk them to a computer and help them turn it on.”
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