Stoney Trail Opening Good News for Trucking Industry
But incomplete flyover frustrates industry
“The newly opened 25-kilometre section of the Calgary Ring Road is welcome news for Alberta’s trucking industry,” said Don Wilson, AMTA Executive Director. “It will expedite the movement of freight by helping keep transport trucks moving around the city and giving better access for commercial drivers.” Details
AMTA Adds Voice to Chorus Favouring Stiffer Penalties for Distracted Driving
Alberta Motor Transport Association (AMTA) says in spite of Alberta's distracted driving laws coming into effect at the beginning of Sept. 2011, commercial bus and truck drivers continue to witness road users texting, talking on cell phones and being distracted in other ways. Full Story
CTA Issues White Paper on Transportation of Dangerous Goods by Truck
AMTA is joining the Canadian Trucking Alliance in
supporting a review of the regulations governing
transportation of dangerous goods.
The tragedy that befell the Quebec town of Lac Megantic last summer following the derailment of several rail tank cars carrying crude oil has put the issue of dangerous goods transportation by all modes under the microscope. Details
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Thank you for Participating in our Survey
The industry-wide survey of driver training and a proposed minimum training standard is now closed. We received an excellent response and will use the results to advance our work in this area. We will share the survey results with you shortly via this newsletter and the AMTA website. Thank you to everyone who participated.