The Canadian Trucking Alliance is restating its position against the introduction of carbon pricing because the policy is limited in leading to any meaningful environmental changes for the trucking industry, among other concerns, like the national push toward biodiesel mandates.
The Canadian Trucking Alliance reiterated five important industry positions that would improve the safety, diversify and expand labour opportunities in trucking, cut down on the trucking industry’s environmental footprint and boost competitiveness by cracking down on non-compliant carriers, among other policies.
There’s an adage that says if it’s “too good to be true, it probably is”. CTA is imploring the heads of the shippers and receivers of the supply chain to keep in mind the ‘cost of compliance’ when choosing transportation providers and ensure their freight carriers aren’t cheating cheating on taxes, cutting corners on safety and polluting the environment.
On March 27, the government announced that it would allow businesses, to defer all Goods and Services Tax/Harmonized Sales Tax (GST/HST) payments, as well as customs duty payments owed for imports, until the end of June. This measure was enacted to help businesses ease cash-flow challenges through the worst of the pandemic.
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