Members of the Container Trucking Association of Ontario (CTAO) continue to strike over increased working hours, higher operating costs, and fleet maintenance, while rates remain unchanged. Hundreds of owner-operators and independent contractors refuse to pick up or deliver containers and have established picket lines near CN Rail and CP Rail terminals in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). Many companies will no longer send drivers to the area because intimidation tactics have been reported by truckers who continue to work.
After failed negotiations yesterday, CTAO drivers and trucking company owners planned to meet again today but no details are yet available. Deringer is monitoring the situation closely and will continue to provide updates. Cargo owners will be responsible for storage, demurrage, detention or diversion charges resulting from the strike; however, Deringer will use our resources to mitigate the effects as much as possible.
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