TORONTO, Ont. — David Bradley, CEO of the Canadian Trucking Alliance, says political leaders must take direct steps to repair relations with the U.S. – our best friend and trading partner
“This is the number one issue facing the Canadian economy. If direct investment in manufacturing flows south of the border, there won’t be much need for trucks, trains, boats and planes and Canada’s ability to generate wealth through trade will be choked off,” says Bradley.
Speaking at a meeting of the Toronto Transportation Club, Bradley addressed current transportation issues including Canada/U.S. cross border trade, the 30 Point Smart Border Accord and new transportation regulations under the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
“We have to assure our U.S. neighbors that our border is secure,” says Bradley. “And we can help achieve this by encouraging shippers, carriers and drivers to register for FAST (free and secure trade) developed under the 30 Point Smart Border Plan. This year a number of new regulations such as cargo pre-notification will be enforced by the U.S. so it makes sense to start off now with registration in the FAST program.”
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