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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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Trucks Carried $57.6 Billion of NAFTA Trade in Nov

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

WASHINGTON, DC – Three of the five transportation modes – truck, rail and pipeline – carried more U.S.-NAFTA trade in November 2013 than they did a year earlier, according to the U.S. Transportation Department.

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TransForce Bids to Buy Contrans for $495M

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

MONTREAL- TransForce has offered to buy Contrans for about $495 million in cash.

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Updates Await eManifest System at the Border

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

OTTAWA, ON – Canada Border Services Agency is changing its commercial border processes to make customs clearance more efficient, but the changes will also require carriers to upgrade the ways they communicate with CBSA.

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Trucks Now Pre-Inspected at Peace Bridge Crossing

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

FORT ERIE, ON – Canadian and U.S. officials today announced the start of a one year truck pre-inspection pilot project at the Peace Bridge crossing from Fort Erie, ON to Buffalo, NY.

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Brampton Trucker Says He Smuggled Cocaine into NY

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

BUFFALO, NY – The owner of an Ontario-based trucking company has pleaded guilty to smuggling thousands of pounds of cocaine across the border into western New York in his trucks.

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7 Reasons Why Bédard Made His Biggest Deal Ever

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

MONTREAL- Canadian trucking giant TransForce has struck a deal to buy Contrans for $495 million in cash plus $85 million of debt, for a total of $580 million, or to use the words of TransForce CEO, Alain Bédard, “the most expensive and largest deal in my life.”

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Tax May Cause Canadian Trucks to Be Turned Around at Border

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

NEW YORK, NY – U.S. officials are stepping up enforcement on Canadian carriers regarding payment of the federal heavy duty vehicle use tax (HVUT), which may result in some trucks being turned around at the border.