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NewsFIRST: Mid-week Report
(Sendout Date - October 17, 2013) - September's DAT North American Freight Index saw a seasonal drop of 5.3 percent in spot market truckload freight volume from August, pointing to a change in Q3 seasonal patterns. That month-to-month drop aside, the Index was up 22 percent year-over-year, marking the hig...
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(Sendout Date - October 10, 2013) - "What's the one thing that you need to be really, really worried about over the next two weeks," Eric Starks, president of FTR Associates, asked attendees at the 27th Annual Conference on Transportation Innovation and Technology yesterday. "The debt ceili...
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(Sendout Date - October 03, 2013) - Rumors that Westport Innovations was cancelling production of its 15L LNG engine were given wide exposure at the 1st Annual Natural Gas Vehicle Canada Conference yesterday. During a presentation on Bison's recent foray into the natural gas-powered tractor market, Trevor...
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(Sendout Date - September 26, 2013) - Vitran announced today that it has entered into an agreement to sell its U.S. LTL business to a company owned by Matthew Moroun, son of Ambassador Bridge owner Manuel 'Matty Moroun. "For the last several years, Vitran has invested substantial time and capital to im...
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(Sendout Date - September 19, 2013) -   A lot more freight has been available on the spot market over the past week, but it has also pushed rates down. New figures released from DAT show total spot market freight needing to be moved increased 22% September 8-14, compared to the previous seven days.
NewsFIRST: Mid-week Report
(Sendout Date - September 12, 2013) - Winnipeg St. Boniface Councillor Dan Vandal wants his constituents to be able to have a beer in peace and quiet, so he has proposed banning trucks on Provencher Blvd. That detour could end up costing the city $600,000, the Manitoba Trucking Association (MTA) said today.
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(Sendout Date - September 05, 2013) - Back in the distant past, back in the days before twerking and selfies were part of anybody’s vocabulary, natural-gas and heavy-duty trucking were completely incompatible. Not now. Natural gas is a burgeoning part of the...
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(Sendout Date - August 29, 2013) - The province of Ontario's planned phase-in for the increase in heavy-truck licence fees has been extended by a year, the Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) announced today. First announced in March 2012, the 70 percent increase was initially planned to be phased-in over...
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(Sendout Date - August 22, 2013) - A few citizens living on the Canadian side of the Ambassador Bridge have sued the American owners of the bridge for $10 million, claiming that the company has caused such severe degradation to their part of town that they can no longer enjoy their homes. In response, th...
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(Sendout Date - August 15, 2013) - If you're still wondering if you should invest in natural gas for your fleet or have no idea how to begin, then the 1st Annual Natural Gas and Vehicle Infrastructure (NGV) Conference is the place you want to be this October. The conference — the first of its kind in Canada — is bringing together the leaders in natural gas technology to...
NewsFIRST: Mid-week Report
(Sendout Date - August 08, 2013) - Do you think cargo crime is a growing, underreported problem in Canada? The Canadian Trucking Association has partnered with CargoNet, various police agencies and the Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) to host one-day workshops where you'll learn everything you need to know about cargo crime trends and how to def...
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(Sendout Date - August 01, 2013) - The top three carriers on Today's Trucking's Top 100 For-Hire Canadian fleets — TransForce, Mullen Group, and Vitran — have finished reporting their second-quarter 2013 results. ...
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