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Poached Salmon: Haulers roaming for freight

TORONTO -- There's some fear among cross-border haulers that the U.S. is becoming more reserved, at least trade-wise.


ATA makes opposition to HOS challenge official

ARLINGTON, Va. -- The American Trucking Associations (ATA) began its dismissal of a challenge to current hours of service (HOS) regulations by trying to clear up any perceived myths, but yesterday the group filed an official motion.


TransForce tightens purse strings to increase bottom line

MONTREAL -- Last year was a tough year, no doubt, and it took a prudent attitude and plenty of diversification for TransForce to improve on their financial results from 2007.


Unemployment rate edges up; construction hit worst

OTTAWA -- The number of laid off truck drivers and other transportation workers in February was not anywhere as severe as the previous month.


Contrans slows down payments to unitholders

WOODSTOCK, Ont. -- In a bid to conserve cash in this depressed freight market, Contrans Income Fund announced it has temporarily suspended distribution payments to unitholders.


Auto exports lowest since 1992; trade gap widening

OTTAWA -- Both exports and imports fell in January, led by a sharp decline in automotive products trade.


Report touts benefits of onboard safety systems

WASHINGTON -- The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has released the findings from three onboard safety system studies, finding that the benefits of using the systems over a period of five years outweighed the costs associated with purchasing the systems.


Canucks load up on truckload awards

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Traditionally, a couple of Canadian carriers fare well at the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) annual safety awards and this year was no different.

 
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In This Issue

A look at Ontario's mandatory out-of-service quotas (Yup. They exist.), by Rolf Lockwood. Plus, a special focus on drivers, from retention to training — including the best fleets to drive for. And Jim Park explains how to choose the engine displacement that's best for you. That and much more in the April issue of Today's Trucking.

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