OTTAWA, ON – Trucking HR Canada has named Mike McCarron of Left Lane Associates as its new chairman, while David Bradley of the Canadian Trucking Alliance will serve as acting Chief Executive Officer. Both moves come as Chief Executive Officer Angela Splinter takes a temporary medical leave of absence.
Isabelle Hétu is promoted from her role as program manager to director – programs and services, and will be responsible for day-to-day operations.
TORONTO, ON – The federal government has officially unveiled its plans to legalize recreational marijuana by July 2018, and promises as well to introduce some of the toughest impaired driving laws in the world – complete with roadside saliva tests.
Under the proposal, police would be able to demand oral fluid samples if they believe drivers have drugs in their body, and with reasonable grounds would be able to demand a blood sample.
Punishments for those found driving under the influence of drugs including cannabis will become more severe, said Ralph Goodale, minister of public safety, during a press briefing on Friday. There are also plans for a “wide-ranging” campaign to raise awareness about the dangers of driving while impaired.
TORONTO, ON – The inaugural meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau resulted in a joint statement by the two leaders. And while the statement didn’t mention NAFTA, it did mention the importance of deepening the relationship between Canada and the U.S.
The statement touches on some issues pertaining to the trucking industry, namely the quick completion of the Gordie Howe International Bridge in Detroit, which is cited as a vital economic link between the two countries.
In addition, it commits to implementing pre-clearance operations for cargo.
David Bradley, arguably the most recognized industry lobbyist in trucking, retires this year from the role he defined as the long-time Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Trucking Alliance. Stephen Laskowski has been named as his successor, and has already begun to assume many of the related duties.
TORONTO, ON – The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) honored leading drivers and its Chief Executive Officer during emotional presentations at the group’s annual convention on Thursday night.
A tearful Bradley, who retires from his executive role at the end of 2017, was clearly shocked when presented the annual OTA/Shaw Tracking Service to Industry Award.
“I picked this year’s winner and it wasn’t supposed to be me,” Bradley said with a laugh, after an emotional video retrospective. Family members and past chairmen representing several decades of association work joined him on stage in the surprise tribute.
TORONTO, ON – David Bradley, CEO of the Ontario Trucking Association and Canadian Trucking Alliance, has received the Assistant Deputy Minister’s Partnership Award from the Ontario Ministry of Transportation – recognizing his contributions for keeping “Ontario’s roads amongst the safest in North America.”
TORONTO, ON – Trucking HR Canada — an organization that promotes best practices in human resources — has unveiled a new slate of directors following a year-long strategic review and board “enrichment” process. Two new positions have also been added to the board that now includes representatives from across Canada.
“Our strategic review confirmed our key priorities align with industry needs,” said CEO Angela Splinter.
BANFF, AB – Mandated technologies like Electronic Logging Devices and an increasing focus on environmental standards will be among “game changers” for Canada’s trucking industry, Canadian Trucking Alliance CEO David Bradley said in what will likely be his final address to the Alberta Motor Transport Association.
Gene Orlick’s tenure as chairman of the Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) can still reasonably be counted in days. The owner of Alberta-based Orlicks Inc. assumed the role just last week, during the alliance’s spring board meeting in Arizona. But his mandate already includes one issue that will define the nation’s largest trucking organization for years to come. Who will replace David Bradley?
TORONTO — The President of the Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) David Bradley tore a strip off the anti-speed-limiter camp this morning when he talked to politicians putting the legislation together.
OTTAWA — A report issued by the Senate Transport and Communications Committee recommends that the federal government move forward on a handful of critical issues that were raised by the Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA).