Earlier this month, our member relations coordinator Joshua Scrimshaw flew out to Ottawa to represent Enserva in a series of meetings with the Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators (CCMTA). His trip involved meetings with officials from Transport Canada and other government agencies to discuss ongoing technology implementations in the transportation industry in Canada. Alongside Joshua were several companies, industry associations, and unions, including President of the Private Motor Truck Council of Canada, Mike Millian and Senior Policy Advisor for Transport Canada, Pierre Pratte.
New methods to help fast-track transport vehicles for increased efficiency while ensuring trustworthy operations were discussed. The group also investigated potential enhancements to MELT (Mandatory Entry-Level Training) to increase road safety, especially in Atlantic provinces.
A presentation was made on the services currently available in the trucking industry such as roadside stops, washrooms, showers, Wi-Fi, and other basic amenities. Several calls were made to revisit how the government invests in these work sites and opportunities for enhancement.
In addition to these conversations, the release of the Manitoba Safety Framework was discussed. This framework is intended to track enforcement capabilities and other driving-related data. The full framework can be found on the official Manitoba website.