Tentative deal between container truckers and companies
Mississauga/September 14, 2015 – After several rounds of talks, Container Trucking Association of Ontario and representatives of trucking companies have reached a tentative deal and truckers will be back on roads after the formal announcement sometime today or tomorrow. “ Both parties have agreed on the terms and we will sign it only after we get it approved by all our members”, said Patrick Rhodin, president of the association.
Both parties reportedly agreed on $115 rate for zone 1, $135 for zone 2 and new driver rate for zone 1 is $48 and for zone 2 $55. New bobtail rate for owner operator would be $60 and for drivers $25. Highway rates have been also revised. Company representatives agreed to give 19% extra for highways while the association was asking for 22% rates.
Formal announcement will be made only after the both parties sign the agreement.