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U.S. Canada Freight Movements Post Steep Drop
Friday August 28, 2015 7:00 AM
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The value of freight moving between Canada and the U.S. posted a steep decline in June, according to newly released figures from the U.S. Transportation Department. It...
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Canada-U.S. Truck Border Crossing Figures Reveal Surprises
Wednesday August 26, 2015 11:39 AM
WASHINGTON, D.C. --New analysis of data shows truck traffic between Canada and the U.S. has declined while it has increased between the U.S. and Mexico. The Journal of Commerce reports U.S...
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Port Metro Vancouver Sees Jump in Cargo Volume
Tuesday August 18, 2015 1:00 PM
VANCOUVER, BC – The amount of cargo moving through Canada’s largest port shows continued growth in trade through the Pacific gateway. Total cargo handled at Port Metro Vancouver was 70.3...
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International Freight Lifts N.A. Intermodal Growth
Wednesday August 5, 2015 1:47 PM
CALVERTON, MD -- Intermodal freight volume jumped 4.5 percent during the second quarter of the year in North America, with international shipments surpassing expectations, according to a...
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Truckers Truck On, Despite Recession Scares
Wednesday July 8, 2015 3:43 PM
Is Canada in an economic recession? That all depends on how you define the term. And even if the answer is yes, will it slow down the trucking industry? According to most economists, a...
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Private Carriers Group Launches “Young Leaders” Bursary
Wednesday June 17, 2015 2:49 PM
OAKVILLE, ON-- A new education bursary unveiled by the Private Motor Truck Council of Canada (PMTC) will help the industry's young leaders cover half the tuition fees for specialized...
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1,000 Mullen Employees Lose Jobs as Q1 Profit Plummets
Friday April 24, 2015 3:29 PM
OKOTOKS, AB — Mullen Group let go of some 1,000 employees after its first quarter profit plummeted in its oilfield services division as a result of low oil prices and inactivity.
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Ontario Infrastructure to get $130B Lift
Friday April 24, 2015 12:28 PM
TORONTO—Ontario's Finance Minister Charles Sousa's budget includes a 10-year, $130-billion infrastructure push, generated by supermarket beer sales and selling off 60 percent of...
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