OTTAWA, Ont. — The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) is pleased with an International Registration Plan (IRP) amendment that the organization says will simplify compliance for motor carriers.
The changes were supported by industry associations on both sides of the border and endorsed by all 10 Canadian provinces. Several provisions under the plan have been changed, relating to audits and carrier record-keeping requirements.
Ron Lennox, vice-president of the CTA, said the changes will provide carriers with more flexibility in record-keeping, restrict jurisdictions from penalizing for records that have already been audited and give better guidance on what electronic records are acceptable.
Also new is the elimination of an IRP-prescribed format for IRP record-keeping, freeing registrants to use their own record-keeping systems and vehicle tracking technologies.
“CTA commends the jurisdictions who voted in favour of the changes aimed at clarifying IRP’s audit and record-keeping provisions,” said CTA’s CEO, David Bradley. “We also wish to acknowledge the role of provincial trucking associations in encouraging their respective governments to support the reforms.”
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