CTA offers suggestions to improve supply chain

by Inside Logistics Online Staff

The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) joined five other organizations appearing before the House of Commons Standing Committee on International Trade, which is focused on the state of the international and domestic supply chain and matters that could be addressed to improve these systems.

CTA used the opportunity to provide a brief overview of its supply chain submission, which offered suggestions of how the Government of Canada and the United States could improve transportation policy to improve and bolster the trucking supply chain.

The committee members showed interest in trucking issues like the need to provide the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) with support to maintain and increase the presence of sufferance warehouses, address hours of operation at the border for food and agriculture inspections, the Peace Bridge pre-arrival readiness evaluation (PARE), importance of Gordie Howe bridge investment, truck driver rest areas, and aligning winter road maintenance standards.

“CTA is asking the Standing Committee members from all parties to support and champion investments in the trucking supply chain,” said CTA president Stephen Laskowski. “These investments will help spur growth for the overall economy, which helps pay for the social network Canadians expect. A healthy Canadian trucking supply chain creates a bright future for all Canadians.”

Earlier in the week, CTA championed with Minister Anand, in her capacity as co-chair of the US-Canada Regulatory Cooperation Council, the return of in-transit moves for Canadian carriers and empty trailer moves in Canada and the United States.