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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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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.

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Economist not aboard railroad expectations

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

NEW YORK — At an investor dinner hosted by Dahlman Rose, freight economist and transportation industry Noel Perry, served up a contrarian view of the rail industry.

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Vancouver port highlights rail importance for panel

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

VANCOUVER — Port Metro Vancouver stressed the importance of rail service to the success of Canada’s Asia Pacific Gateway as the federal government continues to review freight service.

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West coast rail link aims to reduce border congestion

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

VANCOUVER — An extension of the second Amtrak Cascades train service between Vancouver and Seattle is being touted as one of the measures to reduce wait times at border crossings.

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Vanport teams up with CN to measure supply chain efficiency

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

VANCOUVER — Port Metro Vancouver figures rail performance is a critical factor in becoming the most reliable and consistent supply chain in North America, and CN agrees.

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Ontario minister says modal shift isn’t government decision

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

HAMILTON, Ont. — The deputy minister of Ontario’s Ministry of Transportation says the province should not be steering shippers toward one transportation mode or another.

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Union strife could railroad CN deal; Teamsters trying takeover

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

OTTAWA — Former Canadian representatives of the United Transportation Union are trying to scuttle a tentative labor agreement with CN Rail by mounting a Teamsters takeover of the U.S.-based union.

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Shipper Survey: The cap back on capacity in ’11

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

TORONTO – Shippers and freight carriers are feeling pretty good about 2011 as truckload, LTL, and rail are all poised to operate at “suitable levels of capacity,”

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Rail Strike Part Deux? CP headed for disruption this week

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

OTTAWA — Weeks after getting back on track from a major CN Rail disruption in March, some shippers may soon be bracing for another strike — this time by workers at Canadian Pacific.

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Hamilton Transportation Club Calls for New Members

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

HAMILTON, ON – The Hamilton Transportation Club (HTC) is in the midst of its 89th year and is urging its members to re-up for another term while inviting new members to join.

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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 by Martin Smith

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