Truck News

  • News Uncategorized

    CTA chief: ‘Where are the regulators?’

    October 23, 2019 12:00AM by John G Smith

    TORONTO, Ont. – Stephen Laskowski, the CEO of the Canadian Trucking Alliance, is clearly frustrated by the “small but growing” segment of the trucking industry that is circumventing a series of regulations to gain a business advantage. Check out his thoughts in this video from the Surface Transportation Summit.

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    Truck driver shortage? Think again, says U.S. labor expert.

    September 11, 2019 12:00AM by John G Smith

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Cries of a looming — or existing — driver shortage are echoed on both sides of the border. They regularly emerge in employer surveys that identify trucking’s biggest challenges, and positions taken by industry lobby groups. Kristen Monaco of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics doesn’t buy it.

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    CTA unveils trucking wish list for federal election

    September 9, 2019 12:00AM by John G Smith

    TORONTO, Ont. — Canada’s federal election is officially underway, and the Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) wants several trucking-related issues to be reflected in party platforms.

  • Truck drivers exempt from Labour Code changes

    September 3, 2019 1:58PM by John G Smith

    OTTAWA, Ont. – Canada’s trucking industry appears to have secured a reprieve from wide-reaching changes to the Canada Labour Code, which took effect Sept. 1, but many questions remain. A need to give federally regulated workers 96 hours of written

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    Logbooks fading away as Canada prepares to mandate ELDs

    June 26, 2019 12:00AM by John G Smith

    TORONTO, Ont. — Transport Canada announced this month that it will mandate electronic logging devices (ELDs) as of June 2021 – more than three years after the U.S. first required the time-tracking equipment in the place of paper logbooks. And that’s despite the fact that Canada had a head start on developing the underlying technical standards.

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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.

  • Carbon tax funds to be available for green truck technology

    June 3, 2019 10:47AM by John G Smith

    TORONTO, Ont. – Revenue from the national carbon pricing system – sometimes referred to as the carbon tax – will be available to support fleets that invest in environmentally friendly trucking technologies, the Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) reports. Technologies to

  • CTA sees ‘no roadblocks’ to ELD rule

    April 21, 2019 10:42AM by John G Smith

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) believes it’s in the home stretch in a bid to see electronic logging devices (ELDs) mandated in Canada — and expects a final rule to be published this summer. The comments come

  • 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

  • CTA continues call for truck driver immigration program

    February 27, 2019 10:40AM by John G Smith

    OTTAWA, Ont. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) continues its push for a trucking-focused immigration program to help offset a shortage of truck drivers. Speaking yesterday before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology, CTA president

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    Driver of the Year says he was born to run

    February 4, 2019 12:00AM by Sonia Straface

    ROGERSVILLE, N.B. – After 41 years on the road, Jean-Claude Robichaud of Atlantic Pacific Transport earned one of the greatest accolades a long-time driver can dream of: the CTA/Volvo Trucks Canada National Driver of the Year Award.

  • Blog Uncategorized

    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.

  • 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.

  • CTA calls for level playing field

    September 20, 2018 4:02PM by John G Smith

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) is calling on governments to help level the competitive playing field as trucking companies grapple with thin margins and ever-escalating operating costs. In a submission to Canada’s Treasury Board, the alliance noted