Service Update – All Modes
There are no reports of modal disruptions at this time.
The Private Motor Truck Council (PMTC) reported on late Friday that Ontario had issued an exemption of the load restrictions related to the spring thaw. The exemption covers specific commodities and is valid in Southern Ontario south of a line running approximately from Penetanguishene to Lake Simcoe and on to Cornwall. More details on the geographical area covered and the commodities covered can be found at the link in the first red bar below.
Canada – U.S. Border
On April 18, the Prime Minister announced that the border restrictions on non-essential traffic will be extended for an additional 30-day period effective April 21. As with the current border restrictions, “economic services and supply chains” are included in the list of essential services and can continue to cross the border in both directions. The government announcement can be found at the link in the second red bar below.
FMA Government Relations
FMA has continuing communications with Transport Canada Surface Policy and Marine Policy officials and with Natural Resources Canada (NRCan). Any issues that FMA members wish to bring to the attention of of government officials can be forwarded by FMA to the appropriate people at Transport Canada or telephone calls can be arranged with officials.
FMA Office Operations
FMA staff are primarily working from home. If you need to talk with us, please send messages to me at the email address below and leave a phone number where you can be reached.
Updates are on the FMA Website
All the COVID-19 updates that FMA has issued are now uploaded to the website and there is a link to them on the home page at www.fma-agf.ca .
The FMA updates focus on the impacts of COVID-19 on supply chains.
Information and questions from members are encouraged and will be useful in our continuing outreach to members and in our communications with the government and with the Canadian Chamber of Commerce. All individual company information will be kept confidential.