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    Trucking execs say labor shortage is top concern

    June 24, 2019 12:00AM by John G Smith

    TORONTO, Ont. – Senior Canadian fleet executives have overwhelmingly identified a labor shortage as the trucking industry’s top concern – and they see higher wages, better working conditions, and immigration as solutions. The findings emerge through a Nanos Research report that was based on an extensive survey of 32 executives through the Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA).

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    Canada unveils plans for ELD mandate

    June 13, 2019 12:00AM by John G Smith

    TORONTO, Ont. — Transport Canada has unveiled plans to mandate electronic logging devices (ELDs) by June 2021, and there will be significant differences when compared to the rollout of the technology in the U.S.

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    10 things to know about Canada’s ELD mandate

    June 12, 2019 12:00AM by John G Smith

    TORONTO, Ont. – Transport Canada has officially unveiled rules that will mandate ELDs (electronic logging devices), replacing long-established paper logbooks. Here are 10 key things you need to know:

  • CTA names new vice-chairman, secretary-treasurer

    March 26, 2019 3:15PM by John G Smith

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) has named Jean-Claude Fortin of JE Fortin as vice-chairman, and Greg Munden of Munden Ventures as secretary-treasurer, under a reorganization announced today. They replace Don Streuber of Bison Transport and Mark Seymour

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    Feds commit to cleaning up Driver Inc.

    November 1, 2018 12:00AM by John G Smith

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – The federal government is looking to stop employers from misclassifying employees as a way to avoid source deductions or other labor obligations – a process the trucking industry has come to know as Driver Inc.

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    Driver Inc. model finally getting attention

    October 11, 2018 12:00AM by Mike McCarron

    From all accounts coming out of last month’s Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) board meeting, the driver contractor issue is finally getting the attention it deserves. With Driver Inc. on the agenda, the alliance brought Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) to the table and the government said it’s serious about nailing culprits who are not paying their fair share of taxes or forming sham companies for drivers who have no clue what they are signing up for.

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    Driver shortage is (economic) drag

    October 10, 2018 12:00AM by John G Smith

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – When Canadian Trucking Alliance president Stephen Laskowski took his turn at the mic during the annual Surface Transportation Summit, he was quick to refer to trucks parked against fences along nearby Dixie Road. They’re not idled because of a lack of business opportunities, he stressed. It’s because of a lack of truck drivers.

  • Ground breaks for Gordie Howe Bridge

    October 5, 2018 10:39AM by John G Smith

    WINDSOR, Ont. – Ground has officially broken on the new Gordie Howe International Bridge, beginning full-scale construction of a six-lane, 2.5-km cable-stay span to link Windsor, Ont. and Detroit, Mich. It should be open to traffic as early as 2022.

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    Trucking, shipping groups dig into USMCA changes

    October 3, 2018 12:00AM by John G Smith

    TORONTO, Ont. – Whether you call it USMCA or the unofficial brand of NAFTA 2.0, North America’s new trade agreement is being greeted with a sigh of relief by transportation industry lobbyists and analysts alike.

  • CTA celebrates National Trucking Week

    September 5, 2018 10:05AM by John G Smith

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) and provincial trucking associations are celebrating the role of trucking in the overall economy during National Trucking Week. “Driving truck is a skill and a professional commitment that has received a lot

  • CTA lauds premiers calling for consistent ELD regulations

    July 25, 2018 1:44PM by elizabeth

    SAINT ANDREWS, N.B. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) is applauding Canada’s premiers on their efforts to reduce trade barriers and tackle issues important to trucking. The country’s first ministers discussed changing or standardizing provincial and territorial regulations in the

  • Construction to begin on Gordie Howe bridge

    July 5, 2018 1:37PM by Truck News

    WINDSOR, Ont.. – Bridging North America has secured the rights to design, build, finance, operate and maintain a new Gordie Howe International Bridge between Windsor, Ont., and Detroit. Construction on the 853-meter cable-stayed bridge is to begin this year. It

  • Canada finalizes Phase 2 of GHG rules

    May 31, 2018 3:34PM by Truck News

    OTTAWA, Ont. – Canada is officially rolling out the second phase of rules to control greenhouse gases from heavy vehicles – largely aligning with rules that were introduced last year in the U.S. But some allowances have been made for

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    Dirty Secrets: Carriers call for emissions crackdown

    May 29, 2018 12:00AM by Eric Berard

    TORONTO, Ont. — Clean air comes at a cost, and it involves the emissions-related changes to exhaust systems and engines, sometimes introducing added maintenance costs and reduced fuel economy in the process.

    That’s led to one of the trucking industry’s worst-kept dirty secrets. Many truck owners are reprogramming electronic control modules to bypass SCR (selective catalytic reduction) systems, which reduce unwanted NOx by introducing diesel exhaust fluid to the combustion process.

  • ‘Roadmap’ offers direction in distracted driving fight

    May 15, 2018 1:14PM by Truck News

    SCARBOROUGH, Ont. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance is defining a “roadmap” to help curb collisions linked to distracted driving. Underlying ideas were unveiled in Scarborough, Ont. during last week’s annual meeting of the Canadian Coalition on Distracted Driving, which included