The Alliance has received a similar commitment from Transport Minister Marc Garneau, who acknowledged industry data showing a correlation between Driver Inc. companies and poor on-road safety performance.
“As we all know, a culture of non-compliance is seldom isolated to just one set of rules,” said CTA chairman Jean-Claude Fortin. “It’s much deeper than that. These unscrupulous practices are often ingrained in the business models of these companies, pushing them to cut corners wherever and whenever they can. CTA is pleased to see both ministers acknowledge that Driver inc. is a problem and that they are working with their counterparts in other departments to take a comprehensive and proactive approach to enforcement.”
CTA added that the Minister of National Revenue also has confirmed Canada Revenue Agency will take action related to Personal Services Businesses and Driver Inc. abuse.