Today's Trucking

Peel-backed freight center looks to keep cargo moving

April 25, 2019 by John Smith

BRAMPTON, Ont. – About $1.8 billion worth of goods are trucked to, from, and through Ontario’s Peel Region on a given day. And its regional government hopes an emerging Smart Freight Centre will lead to strategies that can keep shipments […]


Shippers prepared for tropical storm, not ‘perfect storm’

September 12, 2018 by John Smith

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Heading into 2018, Bruce Ridley, the vice-president of Packaging Corp. of America in charge of transportation, said the company was prepared for a tropical storm — but not the perfect storm that struck. “I think most of […]


Amazon re-shaping ‘final mile’ and beyond

March 28, 2018 by John Smith

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Amazon — the bookseller that transformed into the world’s largest online retailer – has been transforming the way goods are trucked to market. And not just the freight that rolls through its distribution centers. Thank (or blame) the need for speed.


Block by Block: How blockchain will transform trucking

January 18, 2018 by John Smith

TORONTO, ON — The business of moving freight generates a mountain of paperwork. Contracts establish rates and delivery requirements; bills of lading are signed and filed; invoices are generated to request the cheques that need to be issued and cashed.

Blockchain – essentially a form of digital ledger — promises to reshape how all these transactions take place.


Heavy-hauling heavy hitters join forces

January 10, 2018 by elizabeth

QUEBEC, QC – QSL, Groupe Robert (Watson and Sycamore), and Express Mondor are joining forces to create Mondor-Watson – one of Eastern Canada’s largest heavy-hauling and oversized marine and land transportation consortiums.

QSL will hold the majority of the shares, while Mondor’s team will be responsible for daily operations. Groupe Robert, meanwhile, will offer its expertise in transportation and logistics as well as establishing synergies with the rest of its network.

QSL has a stevedoring network spanning Eastern Canada to the heart of North America, offering logistics services for ships, trucks, and railcars. Groupe Robert has 3,500 employees delivering logistics, distribution, and transportation services. Express Mondor has 170 employees focusing on specialized and oversized ground transport in Canada and the U.S.


Titanium logistics rises, company eyes acquisitions

August 11, 2017 by John Smith

BOLTON, ON – Titanium Transportation Group has reported record results in a quarter that featured a 9% boost in revenue to $32.8 million, and EBITDA up 7% to $3.4 million. The gains were primarily in its logistics business.


Moss named COO at Ward

April 24, 2017 by John Smith

ALTOONA, PA – Mike Moss has been named Chief Operating Officer of Ward Transport and Logistics, a family-owned Less than Truckload carrier.


Dicom earns highest recognition from John Deere

February 28, 2017 by sehui

DORVAL, QC – For a second year in a row, the Montreal based transport company, Dicom Transportation Group has been recognized as a Partner-Level Supplier in the John Deere Achieving Excellence Program, which is the highest supplier rating from John Deere.


Manitoulin Global Forwarding buys MAP International Freight

June 13, 2016 by John Smith

MISSISSAUGA, ON – Manitoulin Global Forwarding has purchased MAP International Freight, an international logistics company that specializes in temperature-controlled cargo. Former MAP International president Mark Albert will remain in a consulting capacity, and employees have been transferred to Manitoulin offices in Toronto.


Canada Logistics Conference unveils 2016 program

June 1, 2016 by Dave Nesseth

SAINT JOHN, NB – The Canada Logistics Conference set for New Brunswick on Oct. 26 has announced its full program schedule as it opens registration for the three-day event.


Know a Distinguished Woman in Logistics?

December 8, 2015 by sehui

CLEVELAND, OH — The deadline is close at hand to nominate someone you know for an award that recognizes the achievements and leadership of outstanding individuals involved in the practice of logistics in North America.


Registration Opens for CITT Winter Logistics Courses

November 16, 2015 by sehui

TORONTO, ON – CITT has opened registration for its winter semester of logistics courses that start on Jan. 14 of next year.


Can’t Attend Logistics Conference? Register for Webcasts

October 13, 2015 by sehui

TORONTO, ON – A provider of trucking industry online professional courses, certifications and webinars has opened registration for the webcast presentations of the CITT Canada Logistics Conference 2015.


Mexico’s Supply Chain Growing More Important

July 14, 2015 by sehui

MIAMI, FL — With U.S.-Mexico trade booming, and the near-shoring trend gaining momentum, Mexico is becoming a key strategic market in global supply chains.


Is Uber coming to a truck lane near you?

April 13, 2015 by Peter Carter

WINNIPEG – Will “Operator” do to trucking what AirBnb does to hotels and Uber to taxis?