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UPDATE: July 1st is Deadline for New Email Law. Are You Ready?

October 30, 2014 by Martin Smith

OTTAWA – The Federal Government is bringing in a new Internet law that you should know about and act on, before July 1. If you don’t, you might lose important customers and business, not to mention friends.

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Feds Update Dangerous Goods Regs, Safety Marks

October 30, 2014 by Martin Smith

TORONTO – Lisa Raitt, federal Minister of Transport, announced new regulations for identifying and labelling dangerous goods transported by truck or rail in Canada.

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Trucks Carried Most NAFTA Trade in December

October 30, 2014 by Martin Smith

WASHINGTON, DC – Most of the freight transported between US and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners, Canada and Mexico in December was hauled by truck, according to a new U.S. Transportation Department report.

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Easier In-Transit Shipments Overdue, but Good News: CTA

October 30, 2014 by Martin Smith

TORONTO – Remember the days before 9/11 when Canadian domestic shipments could go through the U.S. without too much hassle and paperwork? They may be coming back, the Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) announced.

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Detroit River Bridge Inching Closer to Construction Stage

October 30, 2014 by Martin Smith

WASHINGTON, DC- The much discussed and long awaited Detroit River International Crossing bridge is one step closer to reality. The U.S. Coast Guard has granted a permit to build the planned Detroit River bridge, which will eventually link Detroit, MI and Windsor, ON.

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Canada Customs Program Changes Good For Truckers: CTA

October 30, 2014 by Martin Smith

FORT ERIE, ON – Canadian and U.S. border officials announced changes to the Trusted Traveller and Trusted Trader programs, to strengthen commerce between Canada and the U.S.

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Merger and Acquisition Activity Heats Up in Trucking

October 29, 2014 by Martin Smith

TORONTO – After several slow years, merger and acquisition activity is on the rise again in the Canadian trucking industry, according to PwC’s Capital Markets Flash, a provider of tax, consulting and deals services.

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Kenworth Announces T680 Road Tour, Six Canadian Stops

October 29, 2014 by Martin Smith

KIRKLAND, WA – Kenworth is dispatching its T680 Advantage truck to deliver product and fuel economy information to truck operators in Canada and the U.S.

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Top 7 Canadian Carriers to Drive For

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

ALEXANDRIA, VA – Canadians do trucking well, we’ve always known that, but now there’s even more proof. Seven of 20 companies named the best fleets to drive for by the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) and CarriersEdge are Canadian.

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FedEx Freight Raises Rates

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

MEMPHIS, TN – FedEx Freight will increase shipping rates by about 3.9 percent, effective March 31.

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Weather Forces HOS Waivers In U.S but Not Canada

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

WASHINGTON, DC – In the U.S., many states have declared a state of emergency due to bad weather, waiving the HOS rules for truckers hauling propane.

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Ambassador Bridge Has New Toll System for Canada-Bound Trucks

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

WINDSOR, ON – The Ambassador Bridge announced changes to toll collections for all Canada-bound trucks, the Ontario Trucking Association reports.

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Canada Leading States in Truck Crash Accountability

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

OTTAWA – Reports suggest that the U.S. are looking for help from Canada when it comes to truck crash accountability.

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Trucking Dangerous Goods Still Not Allowed on Windsor Bridge

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

WARREN, MI – Trucks carrying hazardous goods will not be using the Ambassador Bridge, which connects Detroit to Windsor, the Michigan Department of Transportation has decided.

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Work Truck Industry Association Opens Canadian Office

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI – NTEA, the Association for the Work Truck Industry will be opening of its first Canadian office in Ottawa, ON.