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Shippers see continued slide in total costs

February 24, 2017 by sehui

MISSISSAUGA, ON – Compared to November, the total cost of ground transportation for Canadian shippers in December decreased by 1.1% according to Canadian General Freight Index (CGFI).

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Bubble Wrap Fun Popped by Shippers

July 2, 2015 by sehui

CHARLOTTE, NC — Cost conscious shippers have driven a change in a long-time product designed to protect goods during transit, but kids – and kids at heart – are getting their bubbles burst.

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Drivers Handing Out Roses and Razzies to Shipping Facilities

April 29, 2015 by sehui

TORONTO — Two months since its launch, the Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) says its Operation Upgrade campaign is starting to reveal how shipping facilities need to do a better job of removing waste from the system and how drivers value preferred shippers who provide an environment free of harassment when picking up freight. OTA says it has gathered several takeaways since the initial launch of the survey campaign, which attempts to identify the strongest and weakest links in the supply chain by allowing drivers and carriers to assign scores to shippers and consignees based on treatment of truck drivers.

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Drivers Want Less Harassment; Faster Turnarounds

March 20, 2015 by Peter Carter

TORONTO — Truck drivers think that many shipping facilities need to turn drivers around faster and remove waste from the system. They also prefer shippers who provide discrimination-free and harassment-free work environments.

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Cost of Ground Transportation Continues to Rise

October 30, 2014 by Martin Smith

MISSISSAUGA, ON- The price of shipping goods on trains and trucks continues to rise.

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Shippers envision rate increases in 2010

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

OTTAWA — Turning the corner on a dismal 2009, a recent survey indicates shippers expect modest growth in their volumes and in rate increases of their carriers in 2010.

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Vancouver Port Truckers To Vote on Deal

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

VANCOUVER, BC – Unionized container truck drivers at Port Metro Vancouver agreed to vote on a deal made with labor mediator Vince Ready, who’s been assigned to resolved the conflict by Transport Canada.

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Vancouver Port Truckers on Strike, BCTA Clash

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

LANGLEY, BC – A strike and protest by truckers at the Port Metro Vancouver turned from peaceful to aggressive, according to the Western Canadian Shippers’ Coalition (WCSC) and the BC Trucking Association (BCTA).

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Freight Costs Rise for 5th Straight Month

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

TORONTO – The overall cost of ground transportation continued to climb for the fifth straight month in December, according to the Canadian General Freight Index (CGFI).

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Trucking Companies Paying More for Fuel in Western Canada

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

WINNIPEG, MB – Over the last few months, fuel prices have been quite different in Western and Easter Canada, the Manitoba Trucking Association (MTA) claims.

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Main Ingredient Missing from Food Safety Rules? Consistency

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

Canadian carriers are getting different requirements from one shipper to another for exactly the same food products because there’s no uniformity in preventive control plans for transportation.

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Carriers’ Revenue Increased in September

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

In September, Canadian shippers paid carriers 1.1 percent more for ground transportation than they did in August, according to the latest Canadian General Freight Index.

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Expect Rate Hikes To Surge In Second-Half 2013

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

BLOOMINGTON, IN – The May results for FTR Associates’ Shippers Conditions Index (SCI) show that there has been little change from the previous month, however, FTR expects rates to accelerate in the second half of the year.

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April Shippers Conditions ‘Slight Improvement’, Rates Move Slowly

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

BLOOMINGTON, IN – FTR Associates’ April Shippers Conditions Index (SCI) had a “slight improvement” over March with a reading of -6.9.

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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.