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  • Environment Canada delays rollout of GHG rules for trailers

    June 17, 2019 10:45AM by johng@newcom.ca

    OTTAWA, Ont. – Environment Canada will delay the rollout of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions standards for trailers by one year, responding to a court challenge against similar rules in the U.S. The U.S. Court of Appeals stayed the rollout of

  • Carbon tax funds to be available for green truck technology

    June 3, 2019 10:47AM by johng@newcom.ca

    TORONTO, Ont. – Revenue from the national carbon pricing system – sometimes referred to as the carbon tax – will be available to support fleets that invest in environmentally friendly trucking technologies, the Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) reports. Technologies to

  • Canada wants distracted driver training in MELT programs

    May 16, 2019 10:26AM by johng@newcom.ca

    TORONTO, Ont. – Training to combat distracted driving is set to become part of Canada’s plans for mandatory entry-level driver training (MELT). The commitment to introduce a national driver training standard was unveiled following a fatal truck crash involving a

  • CTA sees ‘no roadblocks’ to ELD rule

    April 21, 2019 10:42AM by johng@newcom.ca

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) believes it’s in the home stretch in a bid to see electronic logging devices (ELDs) mandated in Canada — and expects a final rule to be published this summer. The comments come

  • CTA outlines plans for improved truck safety

    March 28, 2019 2:09PM by Truck News

    OTTAWA, Ont. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) agrees with the assessment of the judge in the Adesh Deol Trucking ruling, a crash involving the Humboldt Broncos team bus that resulted in 16 fatalities, that “There’s clearly an issue about

  • CTA continues call for truck driver immigration program

    February 27, 2019 10:40AM by johng@newcom.ca

    OTTAWA, Ont. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) continues its push for a trucking-focused immigration program to help offset a shortage of truck drivers. Speaking yesterday before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology, CTA president

  • Progress made towards allowing weight parity for single tires

    February 11, 2019 8:20AM by Truck News

    OTTAWA, Ont. – Changes to the Heavy Truck Weight and Dimension Limits for Interprovincial Operations in Canada pave the way for truckers to use wide-base single tires at the same weight limits as duals right across Canada. The decision was

  • Trucking alliance welcomes rural, northern immigration pilot

    January 25, 2019 1:46PM by johng@newcom.ca

    OTTAWA, Ont. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance is applauding plans for a five-year federal immigration project meant to help newcomers – including truck drivers – settle in local communities. Immigrants will be selected for the pilot program based on occupational

  • National truck driver training standard promised by 2020

    January 21, 2019 5:53PM by johng@newcom.ca

    MONTREAL, Que. – Canada’s transportation ministers have committed to developing a national entry-level driver training standard by 2020 — one of a series of trucking-related initiatives highlighted during a meeting in Montreal. The goal was released as part of a broad-ranging

  • Border turnaround policy continues

    December 12, 2018 3:49PM by John G. Smith

    OTTAWA, Ont. – The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) is extending the turnaround policy for on-highway truckers when it comes to major Advance Commercial Information Administrative Monetary Penalty System (ACI-AMPS) penalties. The relief is now extended to Dec. 31, 2019.

  • First Ministers find common ground on trucking issues

    December 8, 2018 8:39AM by John G. Smith

    MONTREAL, Que. – There may be undeniable tensions on issues like carbon taxes, but Canada’s First Ministers have found some common ground on topics including wide base tires and electronic logging devices. “We have agreed to develop harmonized standards in

  • Feds accelerate deductions, invest in trade

    November 23, 2018 8:49AM by johng@newcom.ca

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance is calling accelerated capital costs allowances for tractors and trucks an “early Christmas present,” following this week’s federal economic statement. The typical asset deduction for depreciation on trucks is increasing to 60% in

  • Driver Inc. model condemned by CRA, ESDC

    October 23, 2018 11:51AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The jig may be up for drivers and carriers operating under the Driver Inc. model. The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) and Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) have clarified how they will treat drivers who incorporate themselves

  • Alliance calls for third-party ELD certification

    October 11, 2018 10:58AM by johng@newcom.ca

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance is once again stressing the need to have mandated electronic logging devices (ELDs) certified by third parties, helping to ensure the devices can’t be compromised. The alliance says the final rule has been

  • Ground breaks for Gordie Howe Bridge

    October 5, 2018 10:39AM by johng@newcom.ca

    WINDSOR, Ont. – Ground has officially broken on the new Gordie Howe International Bridge, beginning full-scale construction of a six-lane, 2.5-km cable-stay span to link Windsor, Ont. and Detroit, Mich. It should be open to traffic as early as 2022.