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Tablet Computers Are Putting Demix Drivers’ Lives at Risk

Teamsters will meet this month with managers at cement company Demix to demand that the “Optimizer” tablet computers that were installed on board its trucks be deactivated. The tabs are being used to send and receive messages while the vehicle is moving.

Teamsters Urge NAFTA Negotiators to Address Labour, Trucking

The following is a joint statement from Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa and Teamsters Canada President François Laporte in response to the end of round three of NAFTA renegotiations in Ottawa.

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.

Is there really a labour shortage?

Brother Jean Chartrand is wondering about the supposed labour shortage everyone’s talking about. What we actually have here is a shortage of well-paid jobs.

Thirteen Truck Drivers Lose Their Jobs in Côte-Nord

Thirteen workers at Kingsway, a subsidiary of Transforce, lost their jobs in Côte-Nord in the past few weeks. ...A few weeks ago, TST Overland decided to take the contracts back, and then it transferred them again, this time to a non-unionized trucking company.

FedEx Freight Drivers Join Teamsters

Teamsters Local Union 931 has filed a request for union certification on behalf of approximately 30 owner operators at FedEx Freight. The Montréal-based workers make deliveries and drive semi-trucks for a living.

Feds and Provinces Must Implement Electronic Logging Devices in Trucking

Safety is at the heart of Teamsters' concerns. Quickly implementing electronic logging devices will prevent some trucking companies from breaking hours of service regulations and falsifying paper records. These electronic devices will improve the road safety record while ensuring that all truckers take the rest they are entitled to...

Teamsters Increase Strength on the Ports of Metro Vancouver

Teamsters Local Union 31 has organized Seaville Transport Logistics Ltd. workers.

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...