CTA takes to U.S. capital to spread message

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) was in Washington earlier this month in an attempt to raise awareness on some key issues faced by the Canadian trucking industry.

The three-day lobby was part of the CTA’s effort to strengthen its political network in the U.S. They recently became the first international corporate member of the Council of State Government as part of that effort.

“Whether it’s environmental and safety regulations; or customs and border strategies, the policies of the American government affect Canadian carriers who haul into the U.S. as much as those of our own federal government,” says David Bradley, CTA chief executive officer.

Among the issues covered were U.S. engine emission plans and diesel fuel regulations, potential fallout from the opening of the southern border to Mexican trucks as well as U.S. Hours-of-Service and highway policies.

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