OTTAWA, Ont. — A report issued by the Senate Transport and Communications Committee is being applauded by the Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) for addressing concerns previously raised by the association.
‘Time for a new national vision opportunities and constraints for Canada in the global movement of goods’ recommends several initiatives that CTA has been pushing for.
Specifically, the report suggests: supporting the adoption of new trucking technologies through incentives and accelerated depreciation; encouraging the harmonization of trucking regulations that improve fuel efficiency; changing the capital cost allowance for equipment to encourage the early adoption of newer, more fuel-efficient equipment; classifying long-distances truckers as skilled workers to simplify the immigration process; and working with the Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators to harmonize trucking regs across Canada.
CTA chief David Bradley said the endorsement of CTA recommendations is “a vindication of much of what CTA has been saying for some time.” He went on to say, “I’m very hopeful that with this new support from the Senate Transportation and Communications Committee that we may begin to see more action on some of these issues.”
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