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TFI International tops Canada’s Top 100 fleet ranking

April 29, 2019 by John Smith

TORONTO, Ont. – The Today’s Trucking Top 100 is the definitive ranking of for-hire fleet sizes in Canada, and TFI International has topped the annual list once again. But there are changes this year – even within the Top 5.

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Intermodal volumes on the rise

April 12, 2018 by John Smith

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Intermodal volumes and related rates are on the rise this year, buoyed by a strong U.S. economy, but a shortage of rail capacity is also pushing more of the freight onto trucks, FTR Transportation Intelligence reports.

“We’re still expecting healthy growth in rates, even in the back half of the year,” said senior transportation analyst Todd Tanausky, during a webinar on the topic.

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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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Teamsters threaten CN strike action

May 29, 2017 by John Smith

MONTREAL, QC – CN could “provoke” a strike at 4 am on Tuesday, May 30, after serving notice that it will unilaterally impose changes to the collective agreement that covers 3,000 conductors, trainmen and yardmen, the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference says.

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CN looks for timely decision in U.S. rail purchase

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

WASHINGTON, D.C. — CN hopes the Surface Transportation Board (STB) will approve its proposed acquisition of the principal lines of the Elgin, Joliet & Eastern Railway Company (EJ&E) to allow the transaction to close by the parties’ nearing deadline.

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Gateways are corridors to success, transportation leaders say

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

TORONTO — In an increasingly global economy, Canada has a head start on the U.S., but it must continue to build its gateway strategies and rebuild its aging infrastructure.

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Vanport teams up with CN to measure supply chain efficiency

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

VANCOUVER — Port Metro Vancouver figures rail performance is a critical factor in becoming the most reliable and consistent supply chain in North America, and CN agrees.

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CN continues drive to improve supply chain efficiency

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

VANCOUVER — CN has entered a supply chain collaboration agreement with TSI Terminal Systems, in the rail companies increased efforts at working with others to improve the supply chain.

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Union strife could railroad CN deal; Teamsters trying takeover

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

OTTAWA — Former Canadian representatives of the United Transportation Union are trying to scuttle a tentative labor agreement with CN Rail by mounting a Teamsters takeover of the U.S.-based union.

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All aboard: CN locomotive engineers file strike notice

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

MONTREAL — Canadian National Railways received a 72-hour strike notice from the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC) of its plan to strike the company just after midnight on Nov. 28.

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Farmers brace for CN strike

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

WINNIPEG — Canada’s agriculture sector is worried the country’s status as a reliable supplier of grains and oilseeds will be threatened if a labour dispute between Canadian National Railway and its locomotive engineers turns into a strike.

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CN makes another call to end strike through binding arbitration

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

MONTREAL — On the eve of a back-to-work legislation vote in Ottawa, Canadian National Railways has called again for the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference to agree to binding arbitration.

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CN plans Calgary logistics park

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

CALGARY — CN Rail has picked a parcel of land on the outskirts of northeast Calgary to establish a new $100-million CN Calgary Logistics Park.

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BREAKING NEWS: CN workers go back on strike; Contract rejected

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

TORONTO – Just as rail capacity was ramping back up to normal, a majority of CN conductors and switchyard employees voted to hit the bricks for the second time in as many months – overwhelmingly rejecting a tentative agreement struck between their union and the railway a few weeks ago.