CTA seeks delay of MVTA

TORONTO, Ont. CTA is asking for the delay of the proclamation of the Motor Vehicle Transport Act until safety ratings are applied consistently in all Canadian jurisdictions.

Canadian Trucking Alliance CEO David Bradley, in a letter to federal Transport Minister Tony Valeri, pointed to a review undertaken in 2000 which condemned the lack of consistency among the provincial safety rating systems, and the current lack of implementation of such basic elements of the National Safety Code (NSC) such as the vehicle weight threshold, facility audit standards, and intervention measures.

"For too long, the credibility of the National Safety Code has suffered from inconsistent implementation, enforcement, and commitment," wrote Bradley. "The industry expects no less than precision when rating a company’s safety performance and believes our concerns over the current lack of consistency can no longer be set aside."

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