Service Update – All Modes
There are no reports today of service disruptions in any of the modes.
When FMA started these COVID-19 updates we indicated that we would monitor the freight transportation modes daily, but would only be sending out updates when there was something significant to report related to supply chains. The FMA updates have been issued almost daily since early March. We will continue to monitor all modes daily, but the updates may be less frequent as the carriers have generally adjusted their operations to accommodate the lower demand.
Supply Chain Commentaries
1) Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) Survey – Truckers Need Financial Help
The CTA has surveyed its membership and the survey results indicate that trucking, like many industries may need financial assistance from the government. The CTA report on the survey results can be found at the following link.
2) Conference Board of Canada Forecast: Impact of COVID-19 on the Canadian Economy
The Conference Board of Canada is forecasting that real GDP will decline by 4% this year. The Conference Board report can be found at the 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 FMA members and in our communications with the government and with the Canadian Chamber of Commerce. All individual company information will be kept confidential.