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Truck Cargo Thefts Trending Downward

October 20, 2015 by sehui

JERSEY CITY, NJ — Cargo thieves in the U.S. and Canada stole more than US$22.5 million in cargo in third-quarter 2015, according to the newly released figures from theft prevention and recovery services provider CargoNet.

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ATA Chief: Trucking ‘Good’ but ‘Not Great’ in U.S.

October 19, 2015 by sehui

PHILADELPHIA, PA — In a speech here at the American Trucking Associations’ Management Conference and Exhibition, ATA President and CEO Bill Graves said he saw continued growth for the U.S. trucking industry and strong gains in its agenda, provided lawmakers take action on necessary legislation.

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Ambassador Bridge Installing Streamlined Toll Service

October 15, 2015 by sehui

ALBANY, NY, and DETROIT MI. – The owner of the Ambassador Bridge and a company that provides toll management services to truck fleets announced a collaboration to streamline toll service for commercial vehicles using the span to travel between Detroit and Windsor, ON.

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Companies Ready to Start Work on New International Bridge

October 14, 2015 by sehui

WINDSOR, ON – Six different teams made up of Canadian, American and international companies have offered up their services to built the Gordie Howe International Bridge. The Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority (WDBA), which is managing the project to build the span connecting Windsor, ON and Detroit, MI, announced on Wednesday it received a strong response to its request for qualifications (RFQ) it made in July.

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Diesel Prices Bounce Back Slightly in Canada, U.S.

October 6, 2015 by sehui

LONDON, ON AND WASHINGTON, D.C. – Prices for diesel fuel bounced back in both Canada and the U.S. while gasoline moved lower. The average Canadian price for diesel inched up $0.008 over the past week to $1.029 per liter, following two straight weekly drops totaling $0.015, according to the petroleum information services provider The Kent Group Ltd.

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Large Carriers Lead on Rates, Driver Retention, Revenue

October 6, 2015 by sehui

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Bigger fleets are leading the industry when it comes to bringing in the most money, at least in the U.S. That’s according to the finding of a second annual trucking operations benchmarking survey from the accounting firm of Katz, Sapper & Miller (KSM) and trucking software provider McLeod Software.

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U.S. Wraps Study on Trucker Hours-of-Service

October 2, 2015 by sehui

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Federal trucking officials in the U.S. have completed a study of the restart provisions in the country’s hours of service rules for truck drivers and they may have a tough time getting regulations back to the way they used to be.

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Value of U.S.-Canadian Freight Movements Falls 14 Percent

September 30, 2015 by sehui

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The amount of freight moving between Canada and the U.S. has decreased in value, due in large part to lower prices for mineral fuels, according to a new report.

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Bring More Loonies When Crossing the Soo Bridge

September 29, 2015 by sehui

SAULT STE. MARIE – As if you needed further proof the Loonie doesn’t go as far as it used to, some customers of the Sault Ste. Marie International Bridge will see higher toll rates starting on Oct. 1 for trucks and four-wheelers.

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Trucker Nailed at Border for Hauling Cocaine Bricks

September 25, 2015 by sehui

WINDSOR, ON — The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) announced on Thursday a big cocaine bust involving a truck driver.

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Spot Market Activity Flat from Month Before, Down from 2014

September 23, 2015 by sehui

TORONTO – Activity on the Canadian spot freight market was unchanged in August from the month before, but fell significantly compared to a year earlier, according to TransCore Link Logistics Canadian Freight Index.

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FMCSA Chief Outlines Year-End Priorities

September 18, 2015 by sehui

WASHINGTON, D.C. – If you truck into the U.S. there are some changes that will take place in the landscape between now and the end of the year that could affect your operations. The top trucking regulator in the U.S. has laid out his priorities for the rest of the year, that include rules for electronic logging devices (ELDs) to track driver compliance with hours of service (HOS) requirements.

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Schneider Adds Montreal Intermodal Shipping Lane

September 10, 2015 by sehui

GREEN BAY, WI — One of North America’s largest freight transportation providers has added a new shipping lane, based on the old adage that the quickest way from one point to another is a straight line.

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Canada’s Dicom Purchases U.S.-Based Parcel Carrier

September 10, 2015 by sehui

MONTREAL and CHICAGO — The Montreal-based Dicom Transportation Group has expanded its regional overnight parcel network into the Northeast U.S. through the acquisition of Eastern Connection.

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U.S. Fleet Expands Expedited Service into Canada

August 26, 2015 by sehui

WILMINGTON, OH — RL Carriers has expanded its time critical shipping services to and from the Canadian marketplace by offering expedited services via their exclusive partnership with Day & Ross Freight.