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.
ARLINGTON, VA – The head of the American Trucking Associations has called on the U.S. government to invest more in highway infrastructure to help the trucking industry keep up with growing demand for freight transportation services.
OTTAWA, ON – The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) is urging the government to change how it looks at applying green initiatives to the trucking industry in its 2018 pre-budget paper submitted this week.
The CTA says there are administrative and competitive challenges with how the Government of Canada has modeled its carbon pricing system, and that the government should be removing barriers for fleets that want to invest in greener technology.
Its annual submission for the federal government’s pre-budget consultations also prioritizes support and investments for on-going industry issues related to taxes, cross-border trade, and highway infrastructure, the group said in a release today.
HARRISBURG, PA – The American Trucking Associations (ATA) was on-hand in Pennsylvania this week to support President Trump in calling on the United States congress to ease the corporate tax burden on the trucking industry.
ATA president and CEO Chris Spear said the group supports the President’s plan to reform the U.S. tax code and hopefully have it passed into law by the end of 2017.
WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. government has shelved proposals for a border tax that would have been tacked on imports.
KELOWNA, BC – The BC Trucking Association is citing a broad range of policy work and gains in the last year, affecting topics from safety to the regulatory environment and taxes.
FREDERICTON, NB — Highway tolls and outsourcing highway maintenance are among two of many choices being considered by the New Brunswick provincial government in a report outlining possible financial moves to eliminate debt.
“The choices presented in this report were brought forward by New Brunswickers through the review process,” said Health Minister Victor Boudreau, who is also minister responsible for Strategic Program Review. “Not all choices contained in the report will be implemented. these are for consideration and discussion as we near the end of the review process.”
The review was launched in January 2015 with the goal of finding $500 million to $600 million to address the province’s financial situation.
Decisions will be announced as part of the 2016-17 provincial budget.
HAMILTON, ON — A plan by Hamilton Councillor Sam Merulla that the city look at charging a toll to “out-of-town” commercial trucks that use the Red Hill Valley Parkway and Lincoln Alexander Expressway has been rejected.
A most recent suggestion by the Transit Investment Strategy Advisory Panel could result in many Ontario truckers paying higher fuel taxes.
TORONTO – While Bradley praised the government on putting transportation as a priority, he’s asking whether it is fair revenue collected from truckers should go to funding transit.