North American Cargo Securement Harmonization Public Forum

North American Cargo Securement Harmonization Public Forum

November 9, 2023 | Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

The fall 2023 North American Cargo Securement Harmonization Public Forum will be held in-person on November 9, 2023, in Ottawa, Canada.

This public forum is an unrestricted event open to all stakeholders to voice issues/concerns with cargo securement regulations in pursuit of developing and implementing uniform regulatory requirements for the securement of cargo on or within commercial motor vehicles throughout North America.

The 2022 North American Cargo Securement Harmonization Public Forum serves to continue efforts begun by the Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators (CCMTA) in 1993 when it approved funding and management for research designed to update and improve cargo securement standards. Subsequently, CCMTA’s initial research and standards were completed and the effort was expanded with support from the United States in an interest in harmonizing a North American standard.

Today, on an ongoing basis, Canadian and U.S. regulators and other constituents continue effort through this forum to identify and, where appropriate, address cargo securement issues for potential implementation in an internationally harmonized standard. The forum is open to the industry, enforcement and all interested parties.

If you have any questions, contact CVSA Director of Roadside Inspection Program Kerri Wirachowsky at 301-830-6153 or kerri.wirachowsky@cvsa.org.

Preliminary Schedule

Please note all times are subject to change.

Thursday, November 9

North American Cargo Securement Harmonization Public Forum  09:00 - 17:00

Meeting Agenda

If you have a topic or an issue that you would like included on the forum agenda, cargo securement issues may be submitted for consideration via CVSA’s online Issue/Request for Action form. The forum agenda will, to the extent possible, consider items in the order they were submitted to CVSA.  

The agenda will be posted on this page and in the  CVSA member portal the week before the forum. To access the agenda in the member portal, log in, then under the “My Committees & Programs” heading, select “Browse Committees” then click on “North American Cargo Securement Harmonization.”  


There are no fees to attend, however participants are required to register in advance to attend 2023 North American Cargo Securement Harmonization Public Forum. 

Deadline to register is Friday, October 27, 2023.

As part of the registration process, attendees will be asked to identify any dietary restrictions.

Registration Fees

Government Members






Before You Register

In order to register, you will require the following pieces of information:

  • Email address for the person you are registering
  • Form of payment (if applicable)

Important to note: Group registrations are not permitted. If you are registering multiple participants, please complete a separate registration for each.

How to register

  • Select “New Registration” button.
  • Enter your email address (or the email address of the person for whom you are registering) and select “Lookup”.
  • If you are not in CCMTA’s database, choose “Continue” and complete the contact form as instructed.
  • Enter the Promotional or Discount Code (if applicable).
  • Following the prompts, Complete the form as instructed.
  • Review Registration Record to ensure accuracy.
  • Select “Submit” to complete the registration process.

Please print a copy for your records and take note of your reference number. A copy of the registration receipt will also be emailed to you. If you do not receive an email, be sure to check your spam filters.

Modifying an existing registration

  • Select “Modify Registration” from the "Register Now" button below.
  • Enter your email address (or the email address of the person for whom you registered) and reference number from original registration. Select ”Continue”.
  • Follow the instructions until you reach the section which you wish to modify. Select “Continue” and “Submit”.

Registration Confirmation

A confirmation email will be sent to you upon completing the online registration form. If you don't receive an email from us within a few minutes, please be sure to check your spam filter.

Hotel and Travel Information
Brookstreet Hotel
525 Legget Drive 
Ottawa (Kanata), ON K2K 2W2 

www.brookstreethotel.com | view map 

Located in Ottawa’s West-end, the Brookstreet Hotel is located less than a 10 minute drive from the Canadian Tire Centre (home to the NHL Ottawa Senators and world-class entertainment), 20 minutes from downtown Ottawa, and 30 minutes from the Ottawa airport. Taxi from the Ottawa airport is approx. $50-55. 


If you plan to join us, take advantage of the discounted group rate of $180/night for a standard room.  

Deadline for reservations is October 5, 2023, however we recommend making reservations as soon as possible in order to secure your accommodations. CCMTA cannot accommodate attendees once the room block has been filled or the deadline has passed.

To make a guestroom reservation please contact the Brookstreet Reservations Team by phone at 613-271-1800 or 1-888-826-2220, Monday to Friday (8am to 6pm), Saturday (9am to 5pm) and Sundays (9am to 2pm). When you contact the hotel, please indicate you are with the “CCMTA Fall Program Committee & Cargo Securement Meeting” to ensure you receive the preferred rate of $180/night for a standard room.  

If you wish to request your reservation by email, please email reservations@brookstreet.com with the following information: 

Group Name:  CCMTA Fall Program Committee & Cargo Securement Meeting 
Arrival Date:  
Departure Date: 
Guest Name: 
Guestroom Occupants: 
Guestroom Preference:


Air Canada is pleased to offer a 5% discount on eligible standard fares and 10% discount on eligible on flex fares & higher for travel between October 31 and November 16, 2023. When booking online at www.aircanada.ca or by phone at 1-888-247-2262, please use the promotional code “KXCVTNV1”. 

WestJet is pleased to offer 5% off Econo and 10% off EconoFlex and Premium fares for travel within Canada and 2% off Econo, 5% off EconoFlex and 10% off Premium base fares for guests travelling Trans-border. To take advantage of this offer, you will need the discount code listed below. Please visit www.westjet.com/conventions to make a booking online. This discount only applies to bookings to Ottawa during the period of October 31 and November 16, 2023. No discount will apply to Basic or Business class bookings. Please use code “7T9Q7YD”.

General Information

Code of Conduct
CCMTA is committed to providing a safe, welcoming, and productive environment for all meeting participants. All participants are expected to abide by this Events Code of conduct while attending a CCMTA event. All participants must comply with the instructions of the host(s), moderator and CCMTA staff including methods for providing feedback and comment.

Participants of CCMTA meetings are expected to exercise consideration and respect at all times in speech and actions, providing a welcome, equitable and effective environment in which to participate.

CCMTA fosters a harassment free and inclusive environment that recognizes the inherent worth of every participant. Harassment, in any form, will not be tolerated. CCMTA reserves the right to limit attendance at any meeting as deemed necessary.

We invite all those who participate to help us create a safe and positive experience for all participants.

External Reporting Statement 
All reports, discussions and recommendations held during CCMTA meetings are considered work in progress. By registering to attend the event, all participants will respect the deliberations and documentation as such and will not report them in print or reproduce them in any format, including, but not limited to, recordings in part or whole, screen shots, photographs or any other means of copying and reproducing meeting content or information.

Delegate List
A delegate list is available upon request. All registered participants will be added to this list automatically unless otherwise identified when registering online.

Image and Multimedia Consent
Registration or participation in CCMTA Meetings and other activities/events represents the acceptance by the participant, of the use and distribution by CCMTA, of the image and voice of the registrant or participant in the photographs, videos, electronic reproduction or other, audio tapings or other multimedia formats of these events and activities unless otherwise identified when registering online.

CCMTA is committed to accessibility and providing products and services to its members and customers in accordance with the 
Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. A person with a disability who is accompanied by a support person will be encouraged to have that person accompany them at no additional fee. For more information, please contact us.

Local Restaurants and Activities

A list of local restaurants and eateries has been compiled below for convenience.

Within Walking Distance: 
Barley Mow Pub  
Harbin Chinese Restaurant  
Perspectives (in hotel)  
Phu-Yen Pan-Asian Restaurant 
Ironstone Grill at The Marshes 
Burger King 

20-minute Walk: 
St. Louis Bar & Grill 
Burrito Gringo 
3 Bros Shawarma & Poutine 
Pizza Hut 

Short Drive (-/+ 5 mins): 
Hockey Sushi 
Kanata Noodle House (Vietnamese) 
Lonestar Texas Grill 
Law and Orders Kanata North
Sabai Thai Cuisine
Royal Oak Pub 
Farinella Kanata Pizza
Flavours of Kerala
Bento Sushi
ViaMarzo Kitchen & Wine

Kanata Centrum Area (+/- 10 mins drive): 
3 Brewers 
Amaya Indian Buffet 
Aperitivo (Tapas) 
Boston Pizza 
Baton Rouge 
Bento Sushi
Cheshire Cat 
Crazy Horse Stonegrill Steakhouse & Saloon
Jack Astor 
Kochin Kitchen
Moxie’s Bar & Grill 
Mucho Burrito 
Sushi Kanata
Pera Bar & Bistro
Pure Kitchen Kanata
Via Cibo
Zak’s Diner

Nearby Activities 
The Marshes Golf Course 
Au Naturel Spa (in hotel) 
Landmark Cinemas 
Tanger Outlets 

Ottawa Senators vs Vancouver Canucks Nov. 9, 2023 @ 7:00 PM. Tickets go on sale September 2023. For more information, visit: https://www.ticketmaster.ca/ottawa-senators-vs-vancouver-canucks-ottawa-ontario-11-09-2023/event/31005EF580941336.

Local Shuttle Service 
Brookstreet Hotel provides a shuttle service for hotel guests for a 5km radius from the hotel, this includes nearby restaurants, pharmacies, gyms etc. The shuttle service is available on a first come, first served basis (there are limited spots available).  Please visit Guest Services to register for this service or additional details.  

Contact our team with any questions or concerns.