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Federal ELD Announcement

- by Aaron Dolyniuk

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Canadian Trucking Alliance

Media Contact: Marco Beghetto, VP Communications & New Media

(416) 249-7401 x 238 Marco.Beghetto@Ontruck.org

CTA Welcomes Fed ELD Announcement; Urges Uniform Support by All Provinces

(Brampton, ON, Dec. 18, 2017) – The Canadian Trucking Alliance is applauding federal Transport Minister Marc Garneau’s leadership in introducing language in Gazette I which mandates the use of electronic logging devices (ELDS) in the trucking industry.

The Alliance will now continue consulting with the provinces on a strategy to roll out these imperative safety devices across Canada as soon as possible.

“CTA knows Minister Garneau wants to see enforcement of this important safety regulation as soon as possible. During the comment period of the Canada Gazette I process, our sector will be working with all provincial stakeholders to support Minister Garneau’s safety vision,” said CTA Chair Gene Orlick, owner and president of Orlicks Inc. in Calgary, Alta.

Following the comment period, Transport Canada will publish the final rule along with the implementation date. CTA is urging governments across Canada not to stall nation-wide enforcement.

“Regardless of how long it takes to publish a final rule in Canada Gazette II, CTA would like to see all provinces introducing mandatory enforcement of ELDs as soon as possible,” said CTA president Stephen Laskowski.

Although much input has been provided into the Canada Gazette I process by CTA, provincial officials and ELD suppliers, Ontario’s Minister of Transportation is the only provincial transport minister to publicly support the mandatory introduction of ELDs. The lack of a similar declaration elsewhere in Canada to date could complicate the process and the publishing date of Canada Gazette II, says CTA.

“ELDs will ensure optimum compliance with the hours-of-service regulation, reducing commercial vehicle collisions related to fatigue and cognitive driver distraction,” said Laskowski. “At a time when every province is looking to reduce fatalities and collisions related to commercial fatigue and distracted driving, we believe every transportation minister should be sharing Minister Garneau’s commitment to see this important legislation take effect as soon as possible.”

To meet CTA’s desire to see this ELD rule implemented as soon as possible, CTA recently asked the Council of Ministers Responsible for Transportation and Road Safety to consider the following recommendations:

  • As soon as possible declare your support for an intraprovincial ELD mandate mirroring the proposed federal regulation. A clear public message of the expectations and timeframes needs to be sent to all carriers that would be subject to an ELD mandate.
  • Prioritize and accelerate the introduction of provincial regulations/legislation that adopts by reference the federal mandate (including any sectoral exemptions that exist within the federal standard).
  • Commence educational awareness and enforcement of the ELD mandate as soon as possible to ensure hard enforcement can begin as soon as possible.
  • Focus hours-of-service enforcement efforts as soon as possible on those carrier segments that will continue to rely on paper logbooks during the period up to the passage of the provincial regulations/legislation.

“The US’s experience in implementing ELDs has shown us that even with two years to prepare, there will be some in our sector that never choose to comply in time,” said Chair Orlick. “While we need to be respectful of the transition-time requirements of ELD implementation to businesses and governments, we also must not manage to the lowest common denominator and ensure everybody is fairly complying with the rules.”

CTA has produced two videos illustrating the impact of ELDs on the supply chain. The first video – The ABCs of ELDs (French version here) explains the transition issues fleets will face moving from paper logbooks to ELDS; while the second video (FR here) describes how carriers can better explain to shippers the role they play and how they affect operations in an e-log world.

CTA would like to thank Steve Ondejko of Windsor, Ont.-based Onfreight Logistics (Ontario Trucking Association chair); Gary Arnold of Arnold Bros. Transport in Winnipeg (Manitoba Trucking Association chair); Kenan Advantage Group’s Grant Mitchell of Edmonton (Alberta Motor Transport Association chair) for attending the event. Also, a special thanks to Kriska Transportation driver and OTA Road Knight, Louis Carette, for demonstrating ELDs to the minister Garneau; as well as Al Boughton and the Trailcon Leasing team for hosting the event.

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MTA 2017 Year in Review Video

- by Aaron Dolyniuk

 

Winter Seasonal Weights Allowed November 12 in Climate Zone 3

- by Aaron Dolyniuk

 

2017 Red Coleman Service to Industry Award Recipient: Louie Tolaini of the TransX Group of Companies

- by Aaron Dolyniuk

 

2017 Omnitracs MTA Distinguished Member Award Recipient: Kleysen Group Ltd.

- by Aaron Dolyniuk

 

2017 Payne Transportation Ltd. MTA Associate of the Year: Jim Campbell of First Class Training Centre Inc.

- by Aaron Dolyniuk

 

Truck Pull for United Way Sept 8th

- by Aaron Dolyniuk

Let’s pull together for a better Winnipeg!! By registering a team in the 8th annual truck pull for United Way, you are doing your part to make a positive impact in the lives of tens of thousands of people in Winnipeg. 100% of the money raised in the Truck pull goes directly to United Way thanks to the support of our generous sponsors.

To find out more about the Truck pull or to register your team, click here today!


 

MTA Summer Hours

- by Aaron Dolyniuk

The MTA will be open Monday to Thursday 8:30 am to 5:00 pm and Friday 8:30 am to 4:00 pm for the summer.

The MTA will be closed Monday July 3rd for Canada Day.

Should you require further information please contact us at 204-632-6600 or at info@trucking.mb.ca

 

2017 Manitoba Driver of the Year Announced

- by Aaron Dolyniuk

Saturday, June-17-17- Winnipeg, MB -The Manitoba Trucking Association (MTA) and Volvo Trucks Canada are pleased to announce that this year’s Manitoba Driver of the Year is – Ronald J. Rodych of Gordon Food Service. This year the award was presented by John Mauseth of Beaver Truck Centre on behalf of Volvo Trucks Canada at the Victoria Inn Hotel in Winnipeg.

The Driver of the Year is presented annually, and is selected from the Industry Excellence Award recipients from the previous year. The recipient is chosen based on commitment to the industry, safety, outstanding acts, and customer service.

Annually the Manitoba Driver of the Year is selected from the 10 Industry Excellence recipients by a panel of judges that include industry and law enforcement.

A driver with over 28 years with Gordon Food Service, Ron has received numerous awards as a professional driver.

As the Provincial Driver of the Year, Ron is now eligible for the Canadian Trucking Alliance/ Volvo Trucks Canada National Driver of the Year Award.

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For more information, please contact:

Terry Shaw

Executive Director

204-632-6600

tshaw@trucking.mb.ca

 

2017 Manitoba PTDC Winners Announced

- by Aaron Dolyniuk

Saturday, June-17-17- Winnipeg, MB –Commercial Drivers from all over Manitoba came together for the 2017 Professional Truck Driving Championships (PTDC) held at Peterbilt Manitoba located at 1895 Brookside Boulevard.

The PTDC is where commercial drives in our province compete by demonstrating their skill on numerous levels including a written text, trip inspection station, and of course the driving track.

Winners for 2017 were announced later that evening at the Driver Awards Banquet held at the Victoria Inn Hotel in Winnipeg. Winners are as follows:

  • Straight Truck: Bruce McKechnie (Bison Transport)
  • Single-Single: Brian Hrabarchuk (Canadian Freightways)
  • Single-Tandem: Frank Klassen (Penner International)
  • Tandem-Tandem: Rodney Birdsbill (Bison Transport)
  • Super B Train: David Henry (REK Express)

Other event winners recognized at the banquet included:

  • J.O. Dutton Award: Denis Roberts (TST Overland Express)
  • First Time Entrant: Charlie Thompson Jr. (Arnold Bros. Transport)
  • Team Award: Canadian Freightways
  • Hal Bjornson Memorial Award: Brian Hrabarchuk (Canadian Freightways)
  • Grand Champion: Rodney Birdsbill (Bison Transport)

Included in the evening was also the presentation of the MTA-Custom Truck Sales Inc./Kenworth Truck Company Industry Excellence Award. To be selected to receive an Industry Excellence Award, a driver must have demonstrated a commitment to the trucking industry, safety, customer service, and even may have performed acts of outstanding bravery or courage, risking their own lives to save others.

Congratulations to the Industry Excellence Award recipients. They are: Tim Reimer (Steve’s Livestock), Terry Wright (Arnold Bros. Transport), Marcito Kehler (Steve’s Livestock), Ron Rodych (Gordon Food Service), Darren Bray (Arnold Bros. Transport), Myron Penner (Steve’s Livestock), Cass Nicbride (Bison Transport), Robert Goulet (Arnold Bros. Transport), Sheryl McLean (Kindersley Transportation), and Robert McLean (Kindersley Transportation). From this pool of award winners, the annual Volvo Trucks Canada Manitoba Driver of the Year is selected.

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For more information, please contact:

Terry Shaw

Executive Director

204-632-6600

tshaw@trucking.mb.ca

 

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