Ontario Truckers End Strike After Agreement
Nov 1, 2000 12:00 PM, MODERN BULK TRANSPORTER STAFF
Striking Ontario truckers are back on the road after the province agreed to prohibit carriers from keeping fuel surcharges from the independent truckers that actually purchase that fuel.
According to the Toronto Sun, National Truckers Association of Canada (NTA) Vice-President Keith Swayne asked the group's members in the province to halt protests Sunday after the government approved a deal October 20 that will give owner-operators 14- to 30-cents-a-mile extra in diesel fuel surcharges.
Carriers will not only be stopped from taking existing fuel surcharges paid by shippers, but will also have to ensure the extra cash goes straight to truckers' wallets. The government will monitor the situation to make sure trucking companies are paying up.
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