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Trucking (almost) back to normal

The federal government has decided to lift the hours of service exemption in road transportation effective Thursday, April 30, 2020, at 11:59 p.m. The Teamsters have been pressing Ottawa for this decision for the past few weeks, holding several conference calls on the issue.

Teamsters Deliver Close to 35 Metric Tons of Food to Flooded Fort McMurray Food...

Teamsters Local Union 362 in Alberta is using its semi-trailer truck to get food to the Wood Buffalo Food Bank, which lost its building and all the food inside to flooding on Sunday. The union has so far delivered approximately 35 metric tons of food from Food Banks Alberta to a temporary staging area.

Trucking Community Makes Tax Asks

Teamsters Canada has joined a coalition of trucking industry groups to ask Ottawa to provide fiscal support to drivers and trucking companies during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Federal Safety Guidelines for Drivers

Transport Canada has published safety guidelines to protect drivers and limit the spread of COVID-19. These include making sure vehicle interiors are clean and hygienic and the availability of cleaning materials and hand sanitizer for drivers.

Teamsters Demand Truck Stops, Gas Stations Re-Open Bathrooms and Other Critical Services

Teamsters Canada is demanding that gas stations and highway rest areas fully re-open to transportation workers and asking federal and provincial governments to pressure them into doing so if necessary.

Teamsters Canada Mourns Loss of Two American UPS Drivers

The drivers’ names were Dennis Kehler and Daniel Kepner. They had been working at company for 28 and 5 years respectively. Both were members of Teamsters Local Union 776.

Québec Trucking Association Disconnected from Reality of Most Truck Drivers

The president of the Québec Trucking Association (ACQ), Marc Cadieux, gave an interview on Patrick Lagacé’s show last week on 98.5 FM in Montréal regarding truck drivers’ wages. The Teamsters Union, which represents over 5,500 truck driver in the province of Québec, is critical of his positions and line of thinking.

In Quebec, Camo-route wants at least 10% of all truck drivers to be women

This morning, Camo-route launched its “Women Drivers: Objective 10%” campaign to increase number of women drivers in the trucking in Quebec’s trucking industry.

Cabotage Rules Protect Jobs on Both Sides of the Border

Laval, QC, July 10, 2019 – Conservative Party Leader Andrew Scheer’s promise to review cabotage rules between Canada and the United States has prompted North America’s largest trucking union, the Teamsters, to...

New Contract at Kingsway Bulk Division

Laval, July 9, 2019 — Workers at Kingsway Bulk voted to ratify a new 5-year collective agreement yesterday. Some 80% of members approved the new contract, which will provide rate-paid drivers a...