The Freight Management Association of Canada (FMA), The National Voice of the Shipper, is the national industry association that promotes legislation through advocacy focusing specifically on freight transportation issues by all modes. FMA represents the interests of the Canadian shipper community to help achieve positive change that will directly affect a company’s bottom line. The primary role is advocacy on behalf of the buyers of freight transportation with all levels of government, carrier groups and with foreign governments and international agencies.
FMA maintains a relationship with government, carriers and other stakeholders and facilitates communication and information exchange with members across Canada and has been doing so continuously since 1916.
FMA represents its members on a wide range of public policy and regulatory issues to promote the viability and competitiveness of industry through a cost-effective, safe and efficient transportation system. Whatever the issue, government legislation and regulations can affect your bottom line. Now more than ever, it is crucial that the needs of Canadian shippers are given proper consideration by all levels of government.
As a broad-based industry association, the Canadian member companies are in the agriculture, food processing, mining, forest products, chemical, fertilizer, manufacturing and retail industries, both large and small, from all regions of the country. FMA member companies contribute more than $100 billion annually to the Canadian economy and purchase more than $4 billion in freight services by truck, rail, marine and airfreight.
FMA is a strong voice with the government on policy, legislation and regulation and is a leader in providing current information about freight transportation to media and other stakeholders. The Association also provides networking opportunities and information dissemination to help Canadian businesses remain competitive in the industry.