FORT WORTH, Texas — Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) CEO David Bradley spoke about the escalating costs of security at a North American trade conference here yesterday.
High-ranking officials from the US, Mexico and Canada attended the North American Super Corridor Coalition and were on-hand to hear Bradleys remarks.
He told them the Canada/US border is thickening as governments continue to introduce security initiatives and continue to heap costs on transborder trucking under the cloak of security. He pointed out the trucking industry has already had to deal with more than a dozen US security measures introduced over the past six years.
It is really the theatre of security,” he said. “No one seems to be doing a cost-benefit analysis and we dont know where it will end. If our political leaders really do want the North American trade block to be able to compete with the emerging economic super-powers in Asia or even the European Union, then they must consider the costs that the supply chain has to absorb.
The crowd, mostly from the US, reportedly greeted his comments warmly with numerous rounds of applause.
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