In a press release, the CTA also applauded the Alberta government’s announcement regarding mandatory entry-level training for commercial vehicle drivers in the province and the development of entry requirements for new commercial carriers. It was in this spirit that the CTA developed a 10-point action plan to foster a culture of safety throughout the industry. What follows is a summary of their proposals; click here to read the detailed action plan.
- Introduce regulations to mandate the use of electronic logging devices (ELDs) by September-December 2019.
- Explore the feasibility of developing regulations requiring the installation of forward-facing cameras in all new and existing federally-regulated commercial vehicles.
- Assess available technologies to monitor distracted driving behaviour of commercial drivers.
- Assess the market readiness of advanced driver assist systems (ADAs) and determine the role governments can play in increasing the penetration rate of driver assist technology.
- Encourage all provinces to introduce mandatory entry-level training (MELT) for commercial truck drivers based on the national occupational standard (NOS).
- Develop a distracted driving awareness module for commercial vehicle drivers to be incorporated into training programs.
- Explore ways to expand the use of on-road safety prescreening technology to assist provincial enforcement officials in identifying commercial vehicle operators that require further attention and intervention.
- Better focus on-road enforcement related to known human factors that contribute to collisions.
- Develop a better proactive system to identify trucking companies and drivers that pose a risk to public safety.
- Develop a ‘best practices’ guide to assist purchasers of transportation services in identifying unsafe operators.
To learn more about the CTA action plan, click here: http://cantruck.ca/cta-releases-10-point-action-plan-to-address-national-truck-safety-and-compliance/