Marc Garneau

CTA applauds vehicle recall legislation

TORONTO, ON - The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) is applauding the federal government's decision to reinforce Canada's vehicle recall process, governed under Strengthening Motor Vehicle Safety for Canadians Act (Bill S-2). "Bill S-2 will grant the federal transport minister new powers to order manufacturers and importers of the majority of power units and trailers sold in Canada to issue recall notices and order the correction of any issues of non-compliance, which the minister believes is in the interest of safety," said Stephen Laskowski, senior vice president of the CTA, which made several related recommendations in a recent white paper. "While that suggests the scope of the policy may be somewhat limited to matters of safety, this is a positive development for purchasers of heavy-duty trucking equipment."