BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
CAM’s Board of Directors met on conference calls on May 29 and July 4. A few of the items discussed were:
The board decided that CAM should institute awards for the leaders in our industry. Two awards have been established:
CURRENT BUSINESS CLIMATE
Board members present on the conference call on July 4 were polled about current business conditions. In summary, they believe that:
COMPENSATION, BENEFITS REVIEW
The Compensation Committee, chaired by Board Member Graham Acreman, is now setting the parameters that will be used in preparing a report on compensation and benefits information for the moving industry. The information gathered will allow members to benchmark their labour and transportation costs against those of others in our industry and in other industries. The report will take into account the sales and location of the company, its number of employees, job descriptions for all levels of moving employees, the union environment and the content of employees’ compensation packages.
Methodology for acquiring the data and ensuring confidentiality will be discussed at the next committee meeting on July 6.
AMSA ANNUAL CONFERENCE – TUCSON
All exhibitors at the AMSA conference have been invited to exhibit at our annual conference in November.
A year ago, we reported on hours-of-service rules and the ongoing work of Transport Canada and the Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators (CCMTA). On April 25, 2001, Transport Minister David Collenette referred the rules to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Transport and Government Operations. Brian Orrbine, Senior Policy Advisor, Road Safety Programs, Transport Canada, provided the Committee with background on the topic. We’ll report on the next steps as they are announced.
The Canadian Human Rights Commission is revisiting its current policy on drug testing. Recent court decisions have put into question whether drug testing, including random and pre-employment testing, can ever be justified. A change in Canadian policy could put us in conflict with the US, whose rules require that all drivers operating in the country, whether US citizens or not, be members of substance-testing programs. Full information can be seen on the CHRC’s Website, at www.chrc-ccdp.ca.