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