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U.S. Rail Delays Pass Coal-Transport Business to Truckers

October 30, 2014 by Martin Smith

AKRON, OH- Truckers are making more frequent trips to U.S. coal-burning power plants because of a U.S.-wide rail bottleneck situation which has forced some of the plants to turn to trucks and barges for coal transportation.

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U.S.-NAFTA Trade Second Best on Record

October 30, 2014 by Martin Smith

WASHINGTON, DC – Trade between U.S. and its neighbors, Canada and Mexico, rose by 6.2 percent year-over-year in March, totalling $101.5 billion, according to a new U.S. Transportation report.

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Feds Update Dangerous Goods Regs, Safety Marks

October 30, 2014 by Martin Smith

TORONTO – Lisa Raitt, federal Minister of Transport, announced new regulations for identifying and labelling dangerous goods transported by truck or rail in Canada.

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SPECIAL REPORT: CP strike shackles intermodal; Strike heating up

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

TORONTO — Tensions are escalating between CP Rail and 3,200 picketing workers as the three-day rail strike heads into the weekend.

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Loco Motives

August 1, 2014 Rolf Lockwood

The calamity quotient of a train, whether loaded with hazmat material or not, is far, far greater than that of any truck.

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CPR Strike Update: Court tells western pickets to move out of the way

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

VANCOUVER — Striking CP Rail employees picketing at intermodal yards in Calgary and Vancouver have been ordered by the courts not to hold up trucks trying to unload or pick up containers.

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NAFTA Trade Hits Record High

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

WASHINGTON, DC – The value of U.S. trade with Canada and Mexico was $103.1 billion in October, exceeding the $100 billion mark for the first month on record, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation.

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Rail workers claim success in stopping CPR Expressway trailer train

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

BRIGHTON, Ont. — Striking CP Rail workers put the brakes on the railway’s main roll-on/roll-off intermodal train just outside of Brighton, Ont. yesterday.

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Toronto Transportation Club Turns 100

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

On December 5, 1,300 people gathered for the “Platinum Ball” at the Metro Convention Centre to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Toronto Transportation Club (TTC).

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Senate agrees with harmonized trucking regs, new technology incentives.

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

OTTAWA — A senate committee on transportation is recommending that the federal government approve several crucial trucking initiatives urged on by the industry.

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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.

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Challenges, yes, but CEOs see light in the distance

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

TORONTO — Chief executives in the global transport and logistics industry admit they are less optimistic about growing their business than they were last year, according to a survey by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC).

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Manitoba chips in to salvage rail link

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

WINNIPEG — A short-line freight railway line in southern Manitoba is getting a $615,000 boost from the provincial government to help ship grain and other regional commodities.

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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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Trucking industry lobbies for rail improvements

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

OTTAWA — At the end of a federal government review of Canada’s rail freight service, the Canadian Trucking Alliance is hoping the two industries can work together more efficiently.