Towards the end of the 1960s, in the early 1970s, as all the tradesmen organized themselves to improve their working conditions, to structure themselves and to be recognized as professional trades as we know them today, the industry transport did not feel the need to join the movement because, among other things, it was already regulated.
Subsequently, in the late 1980s, during the deregulation of transportation, our industry suffered a loss of recognition and a significant deterioration of its working conditions since that time.
The increase of the constraints and the regulations doubled of severe fines as well as the decrease of the flexibility of our schedules were put in place to increase the security and to counter the abuses.
The lack of adaptation of governments and industry to the new and pre-existing realities of transport such as waiting times, logistical gaps, traffic densification, the increase of construction sites, lack of maintenance and adaptation of the road system and the delivery system '' on time '' are felt more and more heavy. We believe it is essential to address and change the lack of coherence between laws and regulations in the face of transport realities.
So we at the Canadian Federation of Transport started by identifying the basis of these problems and identified certain issues as the core of our mission.
1- To recognize our profession as a professional profession.
2- Harmonize laws across the country.
3- To enforce and respect the existing laws that protect our profession.