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October 23, 2014

U.S. NAFTA Freight Above $100 Billion for Sixth Straight Month

U.S. freight movements with Canada and Mexico saw imports increase 3.6% while exports gained 5.2% from a year earlier, according to the U.S. Transportation Department.

October 15, 2014

Driver Saves a Woman Having a Heart Attack

Canadian truck driver Vijaydeep Sahasi was named a Highway Angel by the TCA for his work in saving the life of a woman who had gone into cardiac arrest.

September 30, 2014

Mullen, Kriska Creating New Freight 'Powerhouse'

Two Canadian trucking operations, Mullen Group and Kriska Holdings, have signed a letter of intent to create Kriska Transportation Group Limited, a freight transportation and logistics company based in Ontario that is already being described as a "powerhouse."

September 29, 2014

Meritor Sells Mascot Brand to Investor Group

Meritor has sold its Mascot operations in Canada and the United States to an entity that will operate under the name Mascot Industries LLC. All other Meritor brake and trailer axle remanufacturing operations, as well as Meritor's distribution business, are not affected by the sale and will continue to operate as usual.

September 25, 2014

U.S.-NAFTA Freight Movements Gain 8.5% in July, Led by Trucking

New U.S. Transportation Department figures show it totaled $101.1 billion, with increases in all five major transportation modes: air, vessel, pipeline, rail, and trucks. This is the fifth consecutive month with U.S.-NAFTA freight flows exceeding $100 billion.

September 9, 2014

Manitoulin Buys Westcan’s LTL, Van Business

Manitoulin Transport has announced a deal to buy the less-than-truckload and van freight business of fellow Canada-based Westcan Freight Systems.

September 8, 2014

24 Crucial Things to Know About Running Natural Gas Trucks

At a natural gas vehicle conference, Bison's VP, Western Operations Trevor Fridfinnson and Robert Transport's Engineering Manager, Yves Maurais, shared— quite openly — their challenges with implementing natural gas tractors into their respective operations.

September 2, 2014

Second Quarter Truck Registrations Highest In 7 Years

New registrations in the U.S. for Class 3 through Class 8 vehicles for the first half of 2014 totaled 310,718, an increase of 12.3% over the first half of 2013, according to a new report from Polk / IHS.

September 2, 2014

Eaton Expands Rebuilder Program to Canada

Eaton has expanded its Authorized Rebuilder Program to Canada as Pacific Truck in Edmonton, Alberta, becomes the fifth re-builder in the program.

September 2, 2014

PIT Receives Funding for Engine Programming Project

The Performance Innovation Transport group announced it has received funding to initiate a commercial vehicle engine programming project to reduce fuel consumption and emissions.

August 28, 2014

Trucking Adds to 10.2% Gain in U.S.-NAFTA Freight Movements

U.S.-NAFTA freight totaled $103 billion in June as all five major transportation modes carried more cargo by value than during June 2013, according to new U.S. Transportation Department figures.

August 21, 2014

Bestpass Adds Border Crossings to Toll Network

Bestpass has added several international bridges to its toll network at the border between New York and Canada.

August 18, 2014

PHH Arval to Transition Go-to-Market Name to Element Fleet Management

The go-to-market name for PHH Arval will transition to Element Fleet Management between now and the end of 2014. Element Financial Corporation, a Canadian-based equipment finance company, acquired PHH Corporation’s North American fleet management unit for $1.4 billion in cash on July 7.

July 30, 2014

Building of New U.S. Canadian Bridge Moving Forward with New Authority

The building of a new bridge connecting the U.S. and Canada took another step forward Wednesday with the appointments of members to an authority that will oversee construction of the new public owned span between Windsor, Ontario and Detroit, Mich.

July 25, 2014

Truck Movements Into U.S. Increase for Fourth Straight Year

The number of commercial truck crossings into the United States from Canada and Mexico was 10.8 million in 2013, 1.1% more than in 2012, according to new U.S. Department of Transportation figures.

July 25, 2014

Canadian Trucking Giant TransForce Bids to Buy Rival Contrans

Canada’s largest trucking firm, TransForce, has offered to buy fellow top Canadian carrier Contrans for about CA$495 million in cash.

July 25, 2014

Cross-Border Trade Up in May

The value of trade between the United States and its North American trading partners rose in May compared to a year ago, reports the Department of Transportation, led by petroleum products going by pipeline between the U.S. .and Canada, and electrical machinery going by truck between the U.S. and Mexico.

July 9, 2014

Route 15 in New York Designated I-99

N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the designation of Route 15 as Interstate 99 between Corning, Steuben County, and the Pennsylvania border.

July 8, 2014

Element's PHH Arval Buy Doubles Fleet Portfolio

Element Financial Corp. has finalized its acquisition of PHH Arval for $1.4 billion, a transaction that doubles the size of its managed fleet assets, the Canadian firm has announced.

June 26, 2014

U.S.-NAFTA Truck Trade Posts April Increase

Two of five transportation modes, pipeline and trucks, carried more U.S.-North American Free Trade Agreement trade in April 2014 than in April 2013 as the value rose to $100.1 billion, according new U.S. Transportation Department figures.

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