Alberta

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Feds and Provinces Must Implement Electronic Logging Devices in Trucking

Safety is at the heart of Teamsters' concerns. Quickly implementing electronic logging devices will prevent some trucking companies from breaking hours of service regulations and falsifying paper records. These electronic devices will improve the road safety record while ensuring that all truckers take the rest they are entitled to...

Teamster Leaders Laud Lifting of U.S. National Security Tariffs

Jim Hoffa, General President of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, and François Laporte, President of Teamsters Canada, made the following statements today on the lifting of the U.S. steel and aluminum tariffs...

Teamsters Welcome Rules Mandating Electronic Logs for Truck Drivers

Laval, QC, June 13, 2019 – Teamsters Canada is welcoming today’s announcement from Transport Canada mandating the use of electronic logging devices (ELDs) by federally regulated trucking and bussing companies. The new rules come...

Teamsters Ensure the Safety of Armoured Car Crews and the Public

Wayne Garner, Assistant Director of the Armoured Cars Division of Teamsters Canada, took part in a telephone conference between the federal government and the industry representatives today to discuss safety issues in the armoured cars industry.

Teamsters Ratify 4-Year Agreement with CP

Members of the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC) at Canadian Pacific (CP) voted to ratify a four-year agreement covering over 3000 conductors and locomotive engineers. Workers at the Kootenay Valley Railway (KVR) also ratified a five-year agreement...

Is the brewing industry going flat?

June 12 and 13, 2018, the union representatives of thousands of brewery workers met in Edmonton to discuss the issues and challenges facing their members in all parts of Canada.

Teamsters Deliver Close to 35 Metric Tons of Food to Flooded Fort McMurray Food...

Teamsters Local Union 362 in Alberta is using its semi-trailer truck to get food to the Wood Buffalo Food Bank, which lost its building and all the food inside to flooding on Sunday. The union has so far delivered approximately 35 metric tons of food from Food Banks Alberta to a temporary staging area.

Alberta Veterans Join Initiative to aid Trucking Industry

Alberta is following in the footsteps of other provinces to recognize the validity of military driver’s licences for heavy trucks.

Teamsters Raise Concerns on Canada-Mercosur Trade Talks

François Laporte, the President of Teamsters Canada, wrote to Prime Minister Trudeau today about trade negotiations between Canada and the Mercosur bloc of nations. The union is concerned that the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) could be used as a model for talks with Mercosur.

FATAL ACCIDENT AT CN RAIL IN EDMUNDSTON, NB

A Canadian National (CN) worker died following a workplace accident this morning in Edmundston, New Brunswick. The victim was a 33-year-old father of two and a member of the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC). He started working at CN in September as a conductor/foreman trainee. His name is not being released at this time.