Bison Transport drivers Craig “Flipper” Sutherland and Laurie “Crusty” Clifford are best friends. They’re also the 2019 OTA-Bridgestone Truck Heroes
OTA is looking to continue building on the groundwork established in 2018 to evolve truck safety enforcement toward levelling the playing field for compliant carriers
Provincial statistics repeatedly show the vast majority of truck drivers and companies operate under a strong culture of safety and compliance, but that doesn’t mean the trucking industry can’t continue to improve, says OTA
CTA believes the actions of the individual driver charged for the Humboldt tragedy should not be treated in isolation. Instead, the events of April 6 should be a catalyst to finally deal with a small segment of the trucking industry that chooses not to adhere to safety regulations.
It’s time for government to ensure new trucking firms are prepared to operate safely while focusing enforcement resources on the small percentage of carriers who appear to have no intention of becoming compliant,