Amalgamated Transit Union Urges the Conservative Government to improve safety on Canadian roadways.
The Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) has been advocating for awareness around inter-city driver fatigue for years. As President and Business Agent of ATU Local 1624, representing drivers for Coach Canada, my local and I have been calling on the Conservative Government to make legislative changes to address driver fatigue in our industry.
As inter-city drivers, we have witnessed some of the most horrific traffic accidents and fatalities firsthand. We drive precious cargo every day in the form of human life, so we are requesting the Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, to develop solutions which will go a long way to make our industry safer, which will help prevent unnecessary tragedies from occurring on Canadian roadways.