LANGLEY, B.C. — Driver group, the North American Truckers Guild, has commended the Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) for its progressive Blue Ribbon Task Force report on the driver shortage.
The report, released last week, urges trucking companies to do their part to improve conditions for professional drivers and also sets out a list of core values that, if widely adhered to, would greatly improve conditions for drivers.
Larry Hall, president of the NATG, said drivers should be applauded for voicing their concerns over the years and the CTA should also be recognized for listening.
“These ideas (in the CTA Blue Ribbon Task Force Report) came from you and I and everyone else who took the time to write, speak or otherwise promote a pivotal change in direction and attitude and if you are one of those people, you should immediately pat yourself on the back for a job well done because, even though you may not have thought our industry leaders would be listening, they somehow managed to hear you,” Hall wrote to members. “They would not have heard you – had you not spoke up!”
Hall added: “I will take this opportunity to commend the Canadian Trucking Alliance for recognizing these fundamental deficiencies and inequities and I will formally offer the full support of the North American Truckers Guild to get these recommendations moving forward as soon as possible.”
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