The Canada Truck Operators Association (CTOA) is the newest and fastest-growing trucking association in Canada, with members from across the country. The trucking industry has grown immensely over the years, with many new drivers, carriers, and suppliers bringing incredible diversity to a critical part of Canada’s economy. Our members move much of Canada’s goods every year.
While this growth has brought new energy to the industry, it has also meant traditional associations and bodies have failed to change with the times and provide space at the table for a wide array of diverse perspectives.
The CTOA’s mission is to ensure all voices are heard in the trucking industry, whether that’s drivers and owner-operators, small to large-sized operations, or suppliers. We believe in inclusive decision-making on policy, regulatory, and legislative issues and ensuring those speaking for the industry understand and reflect its new diverse makeup.
"We believe in inclusive decision-making on policy, regulatory, and legislative issues and ensuring those speaking for the industry understand and reflect its new diverse makeup."
Advocacy work that is both industry-facing in providing training, conferences, support, and best practices advice to companies and drivers, and stakeholder-facing in providing strong outreach to government decision-makers, external stakeholders, and the media to uphold our industry's reputation, as well as to achieve policy and regulatory objectives that make sense for the industry
Developing and executing a government relations plan that ensures the CTOA is meeting the right decision-makers across jurisdictions. From ministers to committees, we will advocate on issues, many of which are often misunderstood or misrepresented, the reflect the majority of our industry
Perspectives reflective of our incredible diversity are the ones that deserve to be part of the narrative. Right now our voices are missing, and existing associations and bodies have ignored the majority of the industry for far too long. Diverse companies and new entrants into the industry deserve to be heard as well, and we will engage both mainstream and ethnic media to ensure inclusivity and deeper understanding