The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) has some ideas on how the federal government can reduce greenhouse gases from transportation.
The CTA president Stephen Laskowski presented to the Standing Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry, offering input on regulatory change.
The organization is supportive of reducing the sector’s carbon footprint. However, the targets set for future regulations must be based on proven technologies and the carbon pricing system needs to be structured properly to support future green transportation.
Laskowski said the industry is hopeful about phase 2 of regulations because it will not introduce equipment with the same challenges that previous regulations forced into the industry.
The technology must be built to Canadian standards, he said.
While the alliance is not opposed to carbon pricing, a system should be properly structured and easy to administer, and the industry must be mindful of staying competitive in the market since U.S. trucking companies will not face similar carbon pricing pressures.