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CTA wants harmony on 11 issues

January 30, 2018 by John Smith

TORONTO, ON – Leaders of the Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) and provincial trucking associations have come together to identify 11 industry issues that could benefit from improved harmonization.

The call is designed to support a new task force under the Council of Ministers Responsible for Transportation and Highway Safety, established in September 2016, and complements existing initiatives like the National Task Force on Weights and Dimensions.
“This is a great opportunity for further collaboration between industry and government,” said Stephen Laskowski, president and Chief Executive Officer of the alliance. “CTA commends the provincial trucking associations for their efforts in contributing to our submission and looks forward to working with all interests in addressing the issues identified.”

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Eastern provinces harmonize LCV programs

December 28, 2016 by John Smith

Federal updates to weights and dimensions continue to roll out in provinces, with allowances for boat tails and longer tractor wheelbases. It isn’t the only change in the name of harmony. Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia have found common ground on their Long Combination Vehicle programs, making it easier to run from one jurisdiction to the next. But the approach still differs from the rules embraced in Western Canada.

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Reliable Goods Movement Magnet for Investment, says OTA

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

TORONTO – Implement economic, investment and tax policies that maintain and attract direct investment in the province’s goods production and retail sectors, OTA tells province.

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Senate agrees with harmonized trucking regs, new technology incentives.

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

OTTAWA — A senate committee on transportation is recommending that the federal government approve several crucial trucking initiatives urged on by the industry.

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Do regional deals trump national truck harmony?

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

HALIFAX — Do you dream of a day when the weight of a load you haul in Prince Rupert, B.C. will be the same as it is in Corner Brook, Nfld., and everywhere in between?