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Accident on Highway 30: Knights of the Highway to the Rescue

It was a beautiful, remarkably mild night in April. Georges Miller, 39 was sitting behind the wheel of his semi. This Teamsters Local Union 1999 member works for Robert Transport, and, since he began...

Thirteen Truck Drivers Lose Their Jobs in Côte-Nord

Thirteen workers at Kingsway, a subsidiary of Transforce, lost their jobs in Côte-Nord in the past few weeks. ...A few weeks ago, TST Overland decided to take the contracts back, and then it transferred them again, this time to a non-unionized trucking company.

Veterans Gain Access to Commercial Driver Opportunities

Veterans will be able to find well-paid jobs as truck drivers in the construction industry, and improve their life.

Teamsters Demand the Resignation of Laurent Lessard

In the course of the interviews given by Quebec’s Transportation Minister, Laurent Lessard, a number of questions were left unanswered, feeding the popular perception that the politician is not in control of his department. The Teamsters Union is therefore asking Premier Couillard to remove Laurent Lessard from his position and to turn over Transport Quebec to someone who can handle the department...

Teamsters say no to restricting trucking hours in Montreal

Yesterday, the TVA network reported that Mayor Coderre was reconsidering the place of trucks and wanted to shorten delivery hours on the island of Montreal.

Teamsters want to meet with Téo taxi management

Reports that Téo taxi will be seeking bankruptcy protection has raised concerns and worries among drivers at the company, who are members of Teamsters Local Union 1999.

Carlos Leitao Announces Useless Measure in Attempt to Help Trucking Industry

Québec Finance Minister Carlos Leitao’s latest provincial budget is raising concerns among members of the Teamsters Union, particularly with regard to a measure to curb the labour shortage in the trucking industry.

Is there really a labour shortage?

Brother Jean Chartrand is wondering about the supposed labour shortage everyone’s talking about. What we actually have here is a shortage of well-paid jobs.

Teamsters support decision to create national truck driver training standards

An annual meeting of transport ministers ended earlier this week in Montréal on a joint proposal to implement a basic national training standard for truck drivers by 2020. The Teamsters Union supports the move as it stands to improve road safety.

Téo Taxi Drivers Join Teamsters Union

Some 400 workers at Téo taxi have chosen Teamsters Local 1999 to defend their interests. A request for union certification filed on July 31 this year was certified by the labour board this week.