In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Alberta Motor Transport Association is compiling a list of information and resources to aid membership, industry stakeholders, contractors, committees, students and staff in having the most up-to-date knowledge and tips in maintaining a safe workplace. Updates and advisories surrounding COVID-19 can change by the minute, please check back regularly as the association is making every effort to ensure resources are as relevant as possible.
An open letter to AMTA membership and industry
From Chris Nash, AMTA President
The Alberta Motor Transport Association (AMTA) is fundamentally based upon continuously
improving health and safety and we want to reassure our membership and industry
stakeholders that our entire team is doing everything possible to support the industry and
ensure essential needs keep moving.
We know these are challenging times, and for an industry that has always had a map to follow,
we find ourselves in uncharted territory. We want you to know we are here for you, and will
do our best to guide you through these difficult times.
For over 80 years, the AMTA has been the voice, the standard and the resource for commercial
transportation in Alberta. During these trying and ever-changing times of the COVID-19
pandemic, access to goods is critical and trucking is what delivers.
Issues such as cross border transportation, keeping rest stops open, front line access to the
tools and supplies required to operate safely, temporary extension of expiring motor vehicle
documents, hours of service in Canada and the US, licensing and permit contingency plans,
employment standards legislation changes, and beyond will remain our focus. We will
continue to work closely with government and other transportation associations in Canada
and the US on these matters and advocate for access to goods and the safety of professional
drivers and the public.
To serve as a greater resource to our carriers and membership, we have created these custom
pages on amta.ca containing breaking news, government advisories, workplace
resources, Workers’ Compensation Board updates, AMTA statements and press releases,
industry event updates, provincial updates and a COVID-19 timeline.
Now more than ever, we need to work together to make our way through this crisis. We each
have a role to play in staying connected, helping one another the best we can and keeping
things moving. The AMTA will remain committed to the commercial transportation industry
as your voice, standard and resource throughout these challenging times.
We want to thank you for your continued dedication in ensuring that the supply chains keep
moving. We will make it through this, and we will do it together.