In a panel discussion this week at Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP) National Traffic Conference, the Canadian Trucking Alliance provided a snapshot of future truck safety by highlighting its 10-point truck safety plan developed in the aftermath of Humboldt Broncos tragedy.
“CTA appreciates the opportunity to share our vision for truck safety with like-minded enforcement and road safety professionals. This is our first event with CACP and we look forward to continuing to develop this partnership with police forces from across Canada,” said Geoff Wood, CTA senior VP, Policy.
This CACP event brings together enforcement and road safety and traffic operations stakeholders from across Canada specific to share knowledge, best practices, and research on current and emerging road safety priorities in Canada. The CTA 10-point plan sets targets for the trucking industry, enforcement and government policy makers with respect to key technologies, training and other strategies which would improve truck safety throughout Canada.
“By working with enforcement and government policy makers through the direction provided by the Council of Ministers Responsible for Transportation and Highway Safety, several initiatives highlighted in the CTA plan are well underway. We are encouraged by the speed many of these issues are being addressed,” said Wood.
CTA will continue to work with its Truck Safety Working Group over the spring and summer to develop recommendations to operationalize the 10-point plan. In the meantime, the Alliance looks forward to receiving feedback from both CACP and Transport Canada as this process evolves.