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Hours report gaining momentum

OTTAWA, Ont. -- As previously reported by trucknews.com, the federal Standing Committee on Transport report on truc...


OTTAWA, Ont. — As previously reported by trucknews.com, the federal Standing Committee on Transport report on truck driver Hours-of-Service (H-o-S) was recently tabled in the House of Commons.

The report endorses the original Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators (CCMTA) hours proposal, including the Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA)/Teamsters amendment capping consecutive daily driving hours at 13.

CTA chief executive officer David Bradley points to a meeting of the CCMTA project group on H-o-S, which has now been called for July 29/30, which potentially suggests a real desire to place the proposal before the provincial ministers by this September.

Endorsing the CCMTA proposal virtually intact “represents a vindication of the process and of the scientific merits of the proposals. The trucking industry is leading all other transport industries in its sensitive, sensible and scientific approach to hours of service,” says Bradley.

Bradley also commended the Standing Committee on Transport for, “doing the right thing for safety in the face of the howls of derision from those who use fear mongering and safety as a smokescreen for their own economic ends.”


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