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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.

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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.

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TransForce Buys US Trucking Firm for $310M

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

MONTREAL, QC- TransForce has a $310-million US deal to buy Minnesota-based Transport America, Inc., a truckload carrier in the United States.

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TransCore DAT: Freight Volume Sets New High

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

PORTLAND, OR – TransCore DAT North American Freight Index climbs again in May, leaving last year’s record in the dust.

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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.