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The Top 100: Ranking Canada’s largest for-hire fleets

March 2, 2018 by John Smith

TORONTO, Ont. – The Today’s Trucking Top 100 has become the definitive ranking of for-hire fleet sizes in Canada, offering insights into those who are adding or retracting available capacity. And the 2018 edition has been released. Rankings are based on a sum of supplied truck, tractor, and trailer counts (shown at the bottom of each listing)

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Aljex Introduces Capacity Hub

February 18, 2015 by Rolf Lockwood

Aimed at freight brokers, Capacity Hub from Aljex Software enables proactive truck search and booking by directly seeking out capacity rather than simply posting loads and waiting

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Carriers regain control of rate setting: report

February 11, 2015 by TEONA Baetu

ST. LOUIS, MO- The U.S. economy is on solid ground and bringing higher transportation costs, according to Rosalyn Wilson, supply chain expert and senior business analyst with the management services firm Parsons.

“With carriers gaining more control over rates and capacity tightening, total freight spend in 2014 was higher than in any preceding year,” Wilson said. “As long as capacity remains precariously balanced, we will continue to see a slow trend upwards.”

Parsons’ Cass Freight Index, which measures trends in North American shipping activity based on $23 billion in paid freight expenses for hundreds of large shippers, showed shipment volumes and freight spending both dropped in January, but were at their highest level for the month in three years.

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Cost of Ground Transportation Continues to Rise

October 30, 2014 by Martin Smith

MISSISSAUGA, ON- The price of shipping goods on trains and trucks continues to rise.

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FMCSA Cracking Down on Carriers Who Repeatedly Break Rules

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

WASHINGTON, DC – The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration new rule has tough new penalties against carriers that repeatedly ignore safety rules.

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Pe Ben board resists Mullen acquisition bid

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

EDMONTON — Pe Ben Oilfield Services’ board has unanimously recommended shareholders reject a hostile takeover bid by Mullen Group Income Fund.

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Carriers Find Accessorial Re-Negotiation Challenging

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

WINDSOR, CO – Forty-two percent of U.S. carriers expect their customers will resist re-negotiation of accessorials, according to Transport Capital Partners.

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Canada’s Top 100 Carriers

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

TORONTO, ON – Looks like tough sledding ahead. However, this statistical snapshot of Canada’s biggest fleets proves that Canadian carriers are, if nothing else, resilient and ready.

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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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Freight Costs Rise for 5th Straight Month

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

TORONTO – The overall cost of ground transportation continued to climb for the fifth straight month in December, according to the Canadian General Freight Index (CGFI).

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HOS Rules Continue to Hurt Truckers’ Bottom Lines

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

WINDSOR, CO – Carriers are saying that since rates and accessorial charges are yet to improve, they need to look at increasing productivity to raise their bottom lines.

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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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Truckers Help Stranded Kids Get Home to P.E.I. for Christmas

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

Morley Annear Limited, a truck carrier from P.E.I. helped two teens make it home for Christmas after they got stranded along the Trans-Canada highway.

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Ontario Truckers Feeling Good About Industry’s Future

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

TORONTO- Ontario’s truckers are reporting stronger freight and rate counts and are more optimistic than they’ve been in years.

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Truckers Say 2014 Won’t Bring Much Growth

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

Ontario carriers are not optimistic about rate and freight prospects in the first quarter of 2014, according to a report by the Ontario Trucking Association (OTA).