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AMTA releases position paper regarding mad cow crisis

CALGARY, Alta. -- The Alberta Motor Transport Association (AMTA) is appealing to the federal and provincial governm...


CALGARY, Alta. — The Alberta Motor Transport Association (AMTA) is appealing to the federal and provincial governments to extend disaster relief funding to trucking companies.

The association says Alberta livestock haulers have experienced an average of a 60 per cent drop in income since the U.S. and other international borders were closed to Canadian beef May 20. Meanwhile, refrigerated carriers have also been hit hard, suffering a 20 per cent loss in income, the association reports.

The AMTA has completed a position document which calls on the government to continue working to get international borders re-opened to Canadian beef. The Canadian Trucking Alliance is representing the AMTA on a national level.


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