Truck News


  • 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

  • Leveling the playing field for the trucking industry

    April 21, 2018 1:11AM by Truck West

    BANFF, Alta. – In business, it’s important to have a level playing field. The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) has made achieving this its top priority, and the effort will address five key issues to reach its goal. CTA president Stephen

  • STA raising funds for first responders

    April 17, 2018 10:35AM by Truck West

    REGINA, Sask. – The Saskatchewan Trucking Association (STA) plan to launch a national fundraising effort for first responders in the wake of the recent tragedy involving the Humboldt Broncos bus. “They are the men and women who are at the

  • 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

  • Canadian ELD mandate to harmonize with U.S.

    February 27, 2018 12:59PM by Truck West

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Like the recent mandate in the U.S., Canada is working on its own ELD rule, and for the most part is looking to mirror the legislation of their southern neighbors. Geoffrey Wood, senior vice-president of policy for

  • 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 president says industry needs zero-tolerance approach to marijuana

    October 27, 2017 1:13PM by Derek Clouthier

    REGINA, Sask. – Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) president Stephen Laskowski’s position on marijuana in the workplace is clear – zero tolerance, no exceptions. Speaking during the Saskatchewan Trucking Association (STA) 80th anniversary AGM Oct. 21, Laskowski voiced concern over the

  • STA submits wish list for highway upgrades

    September 8, 2017 10:12PM by Truck West

    REGINA, Sask. – The Saskatchewan Trucking Association (STA) has submitted its wish list for infrastructure projects in the hopes the federal government recognizes the need for highway upgrades in the Prairie Province. The requests were sent to the Canadian Trucking

  • 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 gives feedback on federal environmental initiatives

    June 8, 2017 10:25AM by Truck News

    OTTAWA, Ont. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) has some ideas on how the feds can reduce greenhouse gases from transportation, and also some warnings for lawmakers. CTA president Stephen Laskowski presented to the Standing Senate Committee on Agriculture and

  • CVSA approves definitions for Level 8 inspection

    May 29, 2017 10:59AM by Truck West

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) has voted to approve definitions for a Level 8 inspection, and Alberta will launch a pilot project, paving the way for additional Canadian programs. Alberta Motor Transport Association (AMTA) president Lorraine

  • CTA looking for consistency with possible federal carbon pricing system

    May 18, 2017 8:16PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) said a discussion paper released today by the federal government reveals potential plans for a carbon pricing mechanism similar to Alberta’s, a combination of a tax and cap and trade system. The

  • CTA supporting dad with plenty of plaid

    May 11, 2017 4:53PM by Truck West

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) will be working with Prostate Cancer Canada for Wear Plaid for Dad and hope to retain the trucking industry as top fundraiser for the campaign. The Ontario Trucking Association was the number

  • Full plate for incoming CTA president Laskowski

    May 1, 2017 6:50PM by Derek Clouthier

    BANFF, Alta. – Stephen Laskowski says the Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) can only be as successful as its members will allow it to be. “CTA will only be able to look as far as you’ll be able to let us,”

  • Laskowski takes over as president of CTA

    April 7, 2017 11:44AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. — Stephen Laskowski has officially taken over as president of the Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA). He replaces long-time president David Bradley, who will step down at the end of this year. The previously announced transition was made official