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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.

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Volume of Goods Trucked to Canada Skyrockets

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

TORONTO, ON – There were more goods transported by truck in January 2014 than in any other January recorded by the TransCore Link Logistics’ Canadian Freight Index.

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Truck Volumes Reached New Highs in December

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

TORONTO, ON – This past December, truckers were busier than usual, hauling 29 percent more than they were the same time last year, according to a report.

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Penske Joins CargoNet To Combat Cargo Crime

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

READING, PA-Penske Logistics has teamed up with CargoNet, a cargo theft prevention and recovery service, to improve its freight security methods for customers on the receiving end of its supply chain.

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Peace Bridge Re-Opened to Truck Traffic

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

FORT ERIE, ON – Peace Bridge authority confirmed that the bridge at Fort Erie – Buffalo re-opened to truck traffic on Wednesday at 5:30 a.m.

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New Border Regs Edging Closer to Truck Carriers

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

OTTAWA, ON – The Canada Border Services Agency’s eManifest requirements under the Advanced Commercial Information program was pre-published last weekend in the Canada Gazette, Part I.

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CTA Recommends 105 Speed Limit For All

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

TORONTO- The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) recommends that all provinces follow Ontario and Quebec’s lead in requiring a truck speed limit of no more than 105 kilometres an hour.

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World’s Largest Convoy Gears Up For 2014 Runs

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

ROCKY VIEW, AB – Each year in September, truckers gather to make the World’s Largest Truck Convoy a great one. And this year, the man who raised The Great One himself, Walter Gretzky, will be there.

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Spot Market Freight Going Strong in November

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

Although there was less spot market freight available in November compared to October, the numbers were up from last year in the U.S. and Canada, according to DAT North American Freight Index.

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2014 Budget for Infrastructure Spending

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

OTTAWA, ON – The federal government has reserved $53 billion for infrastructure spending, according to the 2014 Economic Action Plan, which Finance Minister Jim Flaherty released Tuesday.

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NAFTA Trade Carried By Truck Increases

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

Truck trade between the U.S. and its NAFTA partners, Canada and Mexico, rose by 5.4 percent in September than the same time last year, according to from the U.S. Department of Transportation.

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Construction Biz Growing, Looking for More Truck Drivers

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

TORONTO- Canada’s construction industry has seen steady growth over the last several years, growth which will continue throughout 2014.

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Correction: Manitoulin Purchased Vitran’s Canadian assets

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

Manitoulin Transport purchased-pending regulatory approval-the Canadian division of Vitran, estimated to be about 10 percent of the Vitran total-so Mullen Transport definitely remains the second largest fleet in Canada.