Trucking industry launches new campaign to end widespread tax and labour scheme


For over five years, the Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) has been calling for action on a tax and labour scheme that has emerged in the trucking industry.

Known as Drive Inc., the CTA says this practice opens the door to the possibility of widespread tax evasion and allows companies to sidestep the Canadian Labour Code, and all the rights and entitlements afforded to employees. This includes many of the Federal Government’s signature initiative such as new paid medical leave provisions expected to be implemented before the end of the year.

As of October 18, 2022, the CTA and trucking industry is launching a campaign to let the government and the Canadian public know what is happening in the sector, through a coordinated social media and public relations campaign. The goal of this effort is to draw attention to the issue that is taking place.

Stephen Laskowski, president of the CTA, says without committed action by the end of the year, this model will likely become solidified as the dominant employment practice as the government moves ahead with the implementation of Bill C-3 — Paid Medical Leave and other planned Labour Code reforms, which Driver Inc. companies claim do not apply to them.

“As CTA has been warning, the industry is approaching the point of no return as upwards of 25 per cent of the industry is estimated to be involved in some form of the Driver Inc. scheme already,” he says.

As part of this campaign, a new website has been developed to help educate the public and elected officials about Driver Inc. and its impacts.

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