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How Twitter Got Him a Job

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

BRAMPTON, ON – Meet Jason Jannetta: Speedy Transport’s in-house wellness motivator and living proof that savvy social-media use can pay off for everybody.

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Angela Says Trucking Sure Ain’t What She Used To Be

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

TORONTO – There have always been stories about difficulties that women have faced in male-dominated industries – and they no doubt exist, even today. But Angela Iannuzziello thinks that transportation industries in particular have been more accepting.

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Graves Urges Transport Secretary on Mandatory Hair Testing

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

ARLINGTON, VA – The American Trucking Associations (ATA) “praised” new measures proposed by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) to reduce impaired driving. The ATA is also calling for the Department of Transportation (DOT) to allow mandatory hair samples in standard drug tests.

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Manitoulin Buys Canadian Division of Vitran

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

Manitoulin Transport is buying Vitran Corporation, making Manitoulin the second-largest carrier in Canada. TransForce remains biggest.

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Nova Scotia Gives Trucking Of Natural Gas The Green Light

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

HALIFAX,NS – Nova Scotian truck drivers will be allowed to load and haul compressed natural gas on provincial roadways, the Nova Scotia government said.

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NAFTA Trade Carried By Truck Increases

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

Truck trade between the U.S. and its NAFTA partners, Canada and Mexico, rose by 5.4 percent in September than the same time last year, according to from the U.S. Department of Transportation.

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Vancouver Truckers’ Strike Hits Businesses

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

VANCOUVER – Port Metro Vancouver’s customers are starting to feel the pinch of the ongoing strike by over 1,000 container truckers demanding better wages and shorter wait times at terminals.

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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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Protest Against BC Ferries Planned for Tuesday

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

VICTORIA, BC – British Columbians plan to meet and protest on the lawn of the Provincial Legislature on Tuesday, March 11. Their message? Stop the cuts, lower the fares and put BC Ferries back into the Highway system.

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New Road Will Connect Canada From Sea to Sea

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

INUVIK, NWT- Construction has begun on the first year-round road between the Arctic coast and the rest of Canada.

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New TV Show Looking For Foodie Truckers

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

TORONTO – Are you a driver that travels the country? Do you love food and discovering new places to eat while on the road? Have you ever wished people appreciated your underrated cooking ability? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you might just end up with your own TV show.

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Truck Writer Runs in Brampton Municipal Election

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

BRAMPTON, ON – The publisher and editor of Road Today, a trucking magazine focusing on new immigrants and South Asian communities, is running for a councillor seat in Brampton.

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CITT Renames Logistics Conference, Opens Registration

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

CALGARY, AB – The Canadian Institute of Traffic and Transportation has changed the name of its annual logistics conference and has opened early-bird registration.

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Trucking Jobs Up By the Thousands in November

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

November had the lowest number of unemployed people in the U.S. since five years ago, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ monthly employment report.

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Construction Biz Growing, Looking for More Truck Drivers

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

TORONTO- Canada’s construction industry has seen steady growth over the last several years, growth which will continue throughout 2014.