CTA/ATA to jointly pursue cabotage liberalization

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The Canadian Trucking Alliance and the American Trucking Associations have agreed to work together in a push to allow for greater flexibility in the movement of empty trailers by foreign truck drivers.

Immigration laws in both Canada and the United States currently do not allow foreign drivers to reposition empty trailers if they have been disconnected from the power unit that brought them across the border.

Through cabotage liberalization, the two groups mean, for example, that if a Canadian driver delivers a loaded trailer in the United States, he or she should be able to pick up an empty trailer and reposition it to another location.