Date Posted

March 5, 2020

May 27
CTA: Have Your Say on Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy Extension and Reform
May 6
History Check converts app to aid drivers in seeking out rest areas

May 5
Province announces highway projects for Southern Alberta

April 21

CTA launches Dispatches podcast

April 15

Trucking HR updates COVID resource page

April 9

Province announces $2 billion investment in job creation – including highway repairs

APTA: Professional Truck Drivers Appreciate Outpouring of Support from Atlantic Canadians

April 7

96.5 CKFM: COVID-19 Pandemic Impact On Alberta’s Truck Drivers, Hear From Local Trucking Company Owner

April 6

CTA snapshot of driver rest area/service facility support during COVID-19

April 3

CTA: Summary of Provincial COVID-19 Roadside Checkpoints

April 2

CTA: Government of Canada releases further details on essential services

FMCSA Coronavirus Updates and Resources

March 27

The Morning News (Global Radio): Truck Driver Concerns Through COVID-19

March 26

Alberta Government: Alberta’s food supply system remains strong

March 25

CTA Release:  Insurers Confirm Independent Owner-Operator Plans Covered for US Medical Coverage

March 24

AMTA Bulletin: Government Measures for Alberta put in place amid the COVID-19 outbreak

March 23

AMTA Bulletin: Business Supports during the COVID-19 outbreak

Alberta Government Certified Third Party Auditor Program Information

AMHSA + partners Mental Fitness webinar series (starting March 24)

March 20

CTA: Important Notice from the Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) Regarding Essential Travel as Defined by the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

Commercial Carrier information compiled by the Alberta Government

CTA: Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association Stand Up for Trucking Industry
Trucking HR COVID-19 Resource Guide for Trucking and Logistics Employers

March 18

Medicine Hat News: Trucks carrying goods across border are a ‘lifeline’ that needs protection

Truck News: BREAKING: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canada and the U.S. have agreed to temporarily restrict non-essential travel between the two countries. Trucking will not be affected.

March 17

Alberta Government COVID-19 update: Government will declare a state of public health emergency

CTA/ATA urge licensing and permit COVID-19 contingency plans

March 16

  • Via CTA: Speaking at a press conference, Transport Minister Marc Garneau said certain kinds of workers – such as truck drivers, train and air crews and others whose professions require cross-border travel to the U.S. in order to maintain trade and deliver essential products to Canadians – will be exempted from the  condition to self-isolate as the government attempts to limit the spread of coronavirus.
  • Alberta Government announces student attendance at schools is prohibited and post-secondary classes are cancelled. All licensed child care facilities, out-of-school care programs and pre-school programs are closed indefinitely. Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Deena Hinsaw mentions exemptions for commercial drivers and cross-border travel as an essential service.

March 14

March 13

TruckNews.Com Trucking hit by coronavirus concerns, CTA stresses drivers are ‘essential service’

March 12

  • In a release from Alberta Government, the Province is asking organizers to cancel any events that have more than 250 attendees. This includes large sporting events, conferences and community events. It does not extend to places of worship, grocery stores, airports or shopping centres. Any event that has more than 50 attendees and expects to have international participants, or involves critical infrastructure staff, seniors or other high-risk populations should also be cancelled.

March 11

March 10

  • Alberta’s chief medical officer of health announces 7 new cases, increasing the number of confirmed cases in Alberta to 14. All cases are travel-related.
  • The Canadian Trucking Alliance is conducting a Carrier Survey on the impact of Covid-19 on trucking operations volume.
  • To participate in the survey, please click here.

Government of Canada: Risk-informed decision-making for mass gatherings during COVID-19 global outbreak

March 5
In a release from March 5, Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Deena Hinshaw confirmed the province’s first presumptive case of novel coronavirus.

The woman lives in the Calgary zone. The release states her case is travel-related and she is recovering in isolation at home with support from public health officials.

“We take this extremely seriously, and we are doing all we can to minimize risk and keep Albertans safe,” Hinshaw said. “While some may be concerned, I remind Albertans that the risk is still low in our province. We are already taking the necessary precautions to prevent the infection from spreading.”

March 4
The Canadian Trucking Alliance sent out a release March 4 explaining work they’ve undertaken with CCOHS to promote compliance resources available to the trucking industry.

Resources available to Carriers via the CTA and CCOHS include (some with a small charge):


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