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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.

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Trucking Dangerous Goods Still Not Allowed on Windsor Bridge

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

WARREN, MI – Trucks carrying hazardous goods will not be using the Ambassador Bridge, which connects Detroit to Windsor, the Michigan Department of Transportation has decided.

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Work Truck Industry Association Opens Canadian Office

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI – NTEA, the Association for the Work Truck Industry will be opening of its first Canadian office in Ottawa, ON.

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NAFTA Trade Hits Record High

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

WASHINGTON, DC – The value of U.S. trade with Canada and Mexico was $103.1 billion in October, exceeding the $100 billion mark for the first month on record, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation.

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January’s Cold Weather Slowed Truck Trade

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

WASHINGTON, DC – January’s extreme cold kept more trucks off the roads, causing freight transportation levels in the U.S. and Canada to fall by 3.4 percent compared to January 2013, U.S. Department of Transportation data shows.

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‘Just-in-case’ replacing ‘just-in-time’?

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

OTTAWA — Exporters have clearly changed the way they go about trading since 9-11, and some have even reverted to practices not seen since before NAFTA, a new study by the Conference Board of Canada has found.

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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.