Canada’s Minister of National Revenue, Diane Lebouthillier, issued a video message during National Trucking Week, reminding the industry of Ottawa’s move to increase the meal allowance for truck drivers during this critical economic time.
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The policy, announced just a few days before National Trucking Week, is aimed at providing financial relief for long-haul truck drivers dealing with rising roadside food costs as a result of COVID-19.
“On behalf of the Canadian Trucking Alliance, I would like to thank Minister Lebouthillier for her support of our industry. The Minister’s supportive words, as well as her actions by introducing an increased meal allowance for commercial truck drivers, are both excellent examples of how Ottawa has stood shoulder-to-shoulder with the hard-working men and women our industry,” said CTA president Stephen Laskowski.
The Canadian Trucking Alliance is calling on members and truck drivers who will benefit from this policy to use social media to thank the Government of Canada, specifically CRA and Transport Canada, for addressing this need for our nation’s commercial truck drivers.
CTA created social media images designed to highlight the industry’s appreciation for the change in the meal allowance and is the industry to recognize the actions in their social media posts.