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Cross-Border Freight Drops, U.S. For-Hire Tonnage Jumps

November 24, 2015 by sehui

WASHINGTON, D.C. and ARLINGTON, VA – The value of freight moved between the U.S. and Canada plummeted while for-hire truck tonnage moved in the U.S. is near a record high, according to two new reports.

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U.S. Traffic Delays, Increased Cargo Theft Chances This Week

November 24, 2015 by sehui

ORLANDO, FL; AUSTIN, TX and, JERSEY CITY, NJ — Trucking fleets and drivers that are going to be operating in the U.S. this week face more than their usual challenges with expectations of greatly increased traffic and a higher risk of cargo thefts.

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The Impact of Truck Driver Wellness Programs

November 24, 2015 by sehui

It’s logical to think that helping drivers improve their physical health and general well-being will make a dent in the runaway turnover rates now endemic at many motor carriers. Yet when executives at several large and respected long-haul fleets talk about why they rolled out driver health and wellness programs and why they keep investing in those initiatives, it’s apparent they seek to achieve something more altruistic than merely quelling driver churn.

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Highway 401 Section of the New Parkway Now Open

November 22, 2015 by sehui

WINDSOR, ON — The final stretch of the new Rt. Hon. Herb Gray Parkway opened to traffic on Saturday, eventually connecting with the Gordie Howe International Bridge, linking Windsor to Detroit.

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Montana Commercial Entry Port Cutting Back Hours

November 20, 2015 by sehui

RAYMOND, MT — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has announced the reduction of operational hours from 24 hours per day to 16 hours per day at the Raymond, MT port of entry (POE), effective Dec. 27.

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Canadian Spot Market Freight Volume Declines

November 18, 2015 by sehui

TORONTO, ON — Spot market freight volume fell in October from the month before and year earlier, according to new figures released by Transcore Link Logistics, based on its Loadlink load boards.

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The Worst Truck Highway Bottleneck is….

November 18, 2015 by sehui

ARLINGTON, VA – A new listing shows what parts of the U.S. truck drivers and fleets may want to avoid the most because of big traffic delays.

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CTA, New Jersey Reach Agreement on Tax, Truck Seizures

November 16, 2015 by sehui

TORONTO, ON – The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) says it has reached an agreement for its members with officials in one U.S. state so trucks will no longer be seized for failure to pay a certain tax under a temporary amnesty program.

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Spot Market Rates, Volume Show Monthly Decline

November 13, 2015 by sehui

PORTLAND, OR — Spot market freight volume declined 9.7 percent in October in North American while rates also moved lower.

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Research: CSA Ratings Improve Under Alternative Analysis

November 10, 2015 by sehui

ARLINGTON, VA — New research indicates truck fleet safety scores under the U.S. CSA program improve when non-preventable crashes are excluded from the equation.

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Heading South? Deadly Routes ID’d, More $$ for Truck Parking

November 10, 2015 by sehui

NEW YORK, NY and WICHITA, KS — If you are going to be doing a little or a lot of trucking south of the border, there is bad news when it comes to traffic and your safety, while there is better news when it comes to finding places to rest your weary head.

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Intermodal Shipments Increase in Third Quarter

November 5, 2015 by sehui

CALVERTON, MD — Despite month-to-month variations, third quarter intermodal freight traffic growth in Canada and the U.S. of 3.4 percent was in line with year-to-date results, according to new figures from the Intermodal Association of North America (IANA).

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B.C. Commercial Port of Entry Closing for 2 Weeks

November 5, 2015 by sehui

ALDERGROVE, BC — The Canada Border Services Agency has advised that commercial operations will cease temporarily at the Aldergrove port of entry (POE), from Monday, Nov. 9 through Sunday, Nov. 22 to accommodate construction.

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Major Hurdle Cleared for In-Transit Shipments

November 2, 2015 by sehui

ROCKY VIEW, AB — There is much joy in at least one part of trucking following news that the ability of carriers from both Canada and U.S. to conduct in-transit shipments through the other country is close to being achieved.

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U.S. Increasing Cross-Border Fees for Some Shipments

October 26, 2015 by sehui

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) announced it will publish its final rule on Oct. 29 that adjusts the fees the U.S. government charges to recoup the costs of conducting agricultural quarantine inspections (AQI) at U.S. ports of entry for all modes of transportation and many in Canadian trucking are speaking out against the move.