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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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Carriers’ Revenue Increased in September

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

In September, Canadian shippers paid carriers 1.1 percent more for ground transportation than they did in August, according to the latest Canadian General Freight Index.

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Truckers Discuss New-Entrant Testing

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

LOUISVILLE, KY – The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration got many suggestions from people in the industry on how to implement a new-entrant testing system.

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Trucking Companies Paying More for Fuel in Western Canada

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

WINNIPEG, MB – Over the last few months, fuel prices have been quite different in Western and Easter Canada, the Manitoba Trucking Association (MTA) claims.

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Pilot Flying J to Pay Carriers Millions

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

LITTLE ROCK, ARK.- Pilot Flying J has been embattled in a lawsuit since mid-April, all of which ended Monday in a settlement of $84.9 million.

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Freight Costs Keep Going Up

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

Canadian shippers paid carriers 0.8 percent more for ground transportation in October than they did in September, according to the Canadian General Freight Index (CGFI).

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Two-Thirds of Carriers Plan to Increase Capacity, Only Minimally

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

WINDSOR, CO – Transport Capital Partners (TCP) has revealed that 65 percent of carriers surveyed plan to increase their capacity. The numbers remain nearly identical to first-quarter 2013 results.

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Trucks For Change Rolls East to Atlantic Canada

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

DIEPPE, NB – The Trucks for Change Network is spreading its influence east to help more charities in Atlantic Canada and they have the Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association’s (APTA) backing.

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Driver Efficiency Tops Carriers’ Needs, Survey

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

DALLAS, TX – Carriers rated driver efficiency as the highest return on investment (ROI) of all other fuel-saving initiatives in the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) SmartWay program, Transplace said.

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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.