WHEREAS the Province is a large user of granular aggregates;AND WHEREAS municipalities face a constant stream of complaints with regard to the aggregate trucking industry;AND WHEREAS the Alberta Sand and Gravel Association, which represents the aggregate industry, has developed a central truck registry for use in the Calgary area;AND WHEREAS the Alberta Sand and Gravel Association is in the process of establishing an Edmonton-area truck registry, which is to be amalgamated with the Calgary registry to eventually form the new Alberta Central Truck Registry;AND WHEREAS municipalities should require haulers within their municipality to become members of the proposed truck registry;
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Alberta Association of Municipal Districts and Counties urge the Province to support the Alberta Sand and Gravel Association in its efforts to create an Alberta Central Truck Registry and ensure the use of the proposed registry by all gravel haulers providing services in the province.
The Alberta Sand and Gravel Association hopes to develop the Alberta Central Truck Registry in 2005. This registry would assign distinct identification numbers to all member gravel trucks that would identify individual trucks regardless of where the trucks are working in the province or who they are working for. One toll-free telephone number for the registry would be available to the public, municipalities and the Province to help track down problem truckers for suitable corrective action.The Province is a large user of aggregates in transportation and infrastructure. The Province could require all contractors working for the Province to belong to the registry through their contractual agreements.
The AAMDC has no resolutions currently in effect with respect to this issue. However, the AAMDC has representation on the Aggregate Resource Development Task Force, which brings together representatives of municipalities, the provincial government, and the sand and gravel and heavy construction industries to discuss aggregate-related issues of mutual concern. The Central Truck Registry is an initiative supported by the Task Force.