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Canadian Truck Drivers Don’t Need To Carry Medical Docs

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

NEENAH, WI – When the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) announced earlier this year that commercial drivers are required to possess medical certificates for another year, they weren’t talking about Canadian truck drivers.

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Truck Registration in Canada Dropped in 2013

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

TORONTO – There were fewer trucks on Canadian roads in 2013 than 2012 by 5.7 percent, according to analysis of registration data from IHS Automotive, formerly known as Polk.

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New Road Will Connect Canada From Sea to Sea

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

INUVIK, NWT- Construction has begun on the first year-round road between the Arctic coast and the rest of Canada.

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CTA urges provinces to reduce trade barriers

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

OTTAWA — After agreeing to improve trade with each other nearly a year ago, Canada’s provinces are being urged to make good on the promise and provide some results by the Canadian Trucking Alliance.

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Smuggling Smokes Drags Quebec Truckers Down

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

MONTREAL, QC – Two drivers and one trucking company face charges for smuggling almost 30,000 kg of tobacco at border crossings in Saint-Armand and Philipsburg and Standstead, Quebec in two separate incidents.

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TransForce Suffers Frostbitten Profit

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

MONTREAL, QC – The largest Canadian carrier, TransForce, says bad weather,the closure of its oil rig and severance costs caused profit to fall to $12.3-million in the fourth quarter of 2013 from $36.1-million a year earlier.

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New Windsor Bridge Faces Delays Due to U.S. Funding

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

TORONTO, ON – The bridge connecting Ontario to Michigan could be delayed if the U.S. government doesn’t soon commit to paying for a customs facility on the U.S. side.

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Recalling All Michelin LTX M/S Tires

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

Michelin North America recalls approximately 1.3 million of its Michelin LTX M/S commercial light truck tires, sold in both the U.S. and Canada because many are experiencing tread loss or rapid air loss.

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B.C. ups the ante for renewable fuels

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

VICTORIA — B.C. is furthering its plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by requiring renewable fuel content in its diesel by 2010.

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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.”