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December 11, 2014

App Reduces Wait Time at U.S. Canada Border

The Livingston International Tracker app reduces wait times at U.S. Canada border customs by giving drivers the information they need on the clearance status of their shipment as quickly as possible.

December 11, 2014

Photos: 16th Annual IEOA Truck Light Convoy

The 16th annual Island Equipment Owners Association Truck Light Convoy and Food Drive took place on Vancouver Island, Canada. The line of 80 brightly decorated trucks made their way along a 22 mile long stretch of road showing off their holiday spirit. Photos courtesy of Today's Trucking.

December 4, 2014

Manitoulin Global Buys Canfleet, Other Major Canadian Deals Progressing

The deal is the latest of a number of investments Manitoulin has made in Western Canada in recent years to build its offerings and coverage in the region.

December 1, 2014

Canada's Mullen Group to Make Second-Biggest Acquisition Ever

Alberta-based trucking company Mullen Group Ltd. says it will pay $172 million cash to buy Winnipeg-based transport company Gardewine Group Limited Partnership.

November 25, 2014

U.S.-NAFTA Freight Jumps 8.2% from Year Earlier

The amount freight moved between the U.S. and its neighbors of Canada and Mexico totaled $102.2 billion in September, an 8.2% gain from a year ago, as all five major transportation carried more cargo, according to new U.S. Transportation Department figures.

November 17, 2014

Peterbilt Manitoba Expands with Third Dealership

The Canadian dealership group opened a new parts and service center called Peterbilt Manitoba-East operating in Springfield, Manitoba.

November 3, 2014

TransForce Plans to Shed Truckload, Waste Operations

TransForce CEO Alain Bédard said the Montreal-based company will spin-off the truckload business, possibly in 2015, followed by the waste division, which includes landfills, possibly a couple years later.

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.

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