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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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More Goods Riding on the Back of Trucks

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

TORONTO – February 2014 had the highest recorded year-over-year increase in volume of goods transported by truck – an increase of 60 percent, according to TransCore Link Logistics’ Canadian Freight Index.

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Boat Tails Trailing Not Far Behind Canada’s Trucks

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 223 (CMVSS 223) published a regulation change that will allow for more “boat tail” designs to be used by trucking companies once the provincial regulations are updated.

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Big, Bold Western Star More Than Just Great Looks

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

PORTLAND, OR- Getting folks on the web to agree on anything is nearly impossible, but that’s exactly how Western Star’s ‘Design Our Star’ show truck came into existence.

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Border Crossing to Improve With New Canada/U.S. Plan

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

OTTAWA – Government officials from Canada and the United States announced a new joint border investment plan called Canada-United States Border Infrastructure Investment Plan (BIIP).

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Hydro One To Approve Overheight Routes With Haste

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

TORONTO, ON – Come March, Hydro One will speed up the approval process for overheight loads so truckers will have a service guarantee of three to four business days, according to the OTA.

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NWT Trucking Company Mad Over Winter Road Limits

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

NORMAN WELLS, NWT – Starting bright and early Monday morning, trucks will no longer be allowed to drive on the Mackenzie Valley Winter Road during the day.

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Fewer Trucks Crossing Border Via Ontario’s Bridges

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

WINDSOR, ON – Many bridges connecting Ontario to Michigan or New York had less truck traffic in 2013 than they did in 2012.