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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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CTA Recommends 105 Speed Limit For All

December 3, 2013 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.