Today's Trucking

Feds commit to cleaning up Driver Inc.

November 1, 2018 by John Smith

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – The federal government is looking to stop employers from misclassifying employees as a way to avoid source deductions or other labor obligations – a process the trucking industry has come to know as Driver Inc.


Adding ELDs make for happier drivers: Omnitracs panel

December 4, 2017 by elizabeth

TORONTO, ON – Investing in new technologies, including Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs), is the key to creating safe, efficient companies that attract both customers and new drivers, speakers at an Omnitracs panel said last week.


Industry faces time of change: Laskowski

May 1, 2017 by John Smith

BANFF, AB – From discussions about driver training to negotiations around the North American Free Trade Agreement, Canada’s trucking industry is facing a time of significant change. And the Canadian Trucking Alliance is in the midst of it all.


Laskowski officially named president of CTA

April 7, 2017 by John Smith

TORONTO, ON – Stephen Laskowski has officially been named president of the Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) as David Bradley prepares for his retirement at the end of 2017.


A toll to be paid

December 28, 2016 by Peter Carter

Toronto Mayor John Tory made headlines when he reversed his stance on tolls. Now it looks like the city is moving ever closer to charges for those who use two major routes into the city – the Don Valley Parkway and Gardiner Expressway. That may just be the beginning. Other municipalities are also looking for funds to support public transit projects, among other things.


Laskowski to lead Canadian Trucking Alliance

October 7, 2016 by John Smith

VANCOUVER, BC – Stephen Laskowski will lead the Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) as president and Chief Executive Officer when David Bradley retires from the positions on January 1, 2018.

Laskowski, who was recently named Bradley’s successor at the Ontario Trucking Association, is currently CTA’s senior vice president and second in command.

“It’s a great honor to represent this industry and do it on a national basis,” he told a room full of CTA board members in Vancouver, after being named to the role. “I love this industry. The CTA staff and I are very privileged to represent you. Moving forward, the staff and I are eager to work together as an alliance, with the provincial associations, and with each provincial board to represent carriers from coast to coast.”


Stephen Laskowski slated to succeed OTA’s Bradley as CEO

April 19, 2016 by Dave Nesseth

Stephen Laskowski
MISSISSAUGA, ON – The Ontario Trucking Association’s Board of Directors endorsed Stephen Laskowski Thursday to succeed CEO David Bradley, who will be retiring at the end of 2017.

Laskowski, a 20-year veteran of the association and current senior VP, will assume the role of OTA president in the interim, with Bradley retaining the CEO role.

“We have done our homework and it is a testament to the strength of our staff that we have chosen to promote from within,” announced OTA chairman Scott Tilley, in a statement on behalf of OTA. “Steve has been an outstanding second-in-charge for many years and we have no doubt that he will be an outstanding leader in his own right.” , a 20-year veteran of the association and current senior VP, will assume the role of OTA president in the interim, with Bradley retaining the CEO role.

Laskowski, hailing from Hamilton, ON, joined OTA in 1994. He and his wife Milena have one daughter and now reside in Burlington, ON.

“When the day comes, there is no one I would rather see take over from me than Steve,” said Bradley. “He is passionate about the industry, dedicated and a hard worker. He has already made a significant contribution to OTA’s success over the past several years and will bring some fresh ideas to ensure OTA remains strong in the future.”


CTA event rallies leaders for made-in-Canada GHG solutions

March 11, 2016 by Dave Nesseth

TORONTO, ON – The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) recently joined government officials, equipment suppliers and environmentalists in Toronto to discuss how rules governing carbon emissions in the trucking industry could potentially effect truck engine, tractor and trailer performance.

CTA senior VP Stephen Laskowski noted that previous environmental rules have led to reliability issues for trucking equipment, leaving truck drivers and fleet owners to deal with the fallout alone.

“That can’t happen again,” Laskowski states on the CTA’s website.Stephen Laskowski

Laskowski goes on to note that equipment released under new emission guidelines needs to be fully tested and able to withstand harsher Canadian conditions without degradation.