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April 11, 2014

New Tolling System at Ambassador Bridge for Canadian Bound Rigs

The Ambassador Bridge is implementing its non-stop tolling system, known as APASS, for all commercial traffic going into Canada, according to the Ontario Trucking Association.

April 2, 2014

Ontario Issues Biodiesel Mandates

The Ontario, Canada government has issued new regulations imposing a provincial biodiesel mandate that came into force April 1.

March 31, 2014

Some U.S. Bound Wide-Loads to See Delays at Peace Bridge

A construction project is set to being Wednesday along the Peace Bride, connecting the U.S. and Canada, running through the end of November and affecting certain wide-load traffic.

March 27, 2014

Severe Weather Chills January Freight Flow

Freight transportation levels in the U.S. and Canada fell 3.4% in January compared to January of the prior year due to severe weather, according to federal data.

March 20, 2014

U.S. NAFTA Surface Trade Increased in 2013, Trucking’s Share Dips

A new U.S. Transportation Department repot shows three of the five surface transportation modes, truck, rail and pipeline, carried more U.S. trade with North American Free Trade Agreement partners Canada and Mexico by value in 2013 than compared to the year before.

March 10, 2014

Investment Firm Purchases Majority of Dicom Transportation

The private equity investment firm Wind Point Partners has purchased a majority stake in Dicom Transportation Group, the Canadian parent to several trucking operations.

March 3, 2014

Isuzu Commercial Truck of Canada Names New Director

Isuzu Commercial Truck of Canada Inc. announced that Andy Craig has been hired to fill the newly-created position of director, Canada Operations. Craig will be responsible for managing Isuzu’s day-to-day operations and strengthening Isuzu’s commitment to the Canadian market.

February 27, 2014

Trucking Increases Share of Total NAFTA Trade in December

Trucking increased its dominance over other transportation modes in December when it comes to hauling freight between the U.S. and its North American Free Trade Agreement partners, Canada and Mexico.

February 24, 2014

Pre-inspection Program Begins at Peace Bridge for U.S. Bound Freight

The U.S. and Canada have officially launched the second phase of the truck cargo pre-inspection pilot program at the Peace Bridge crossing between Fort Erie, Ontario and Buffalo, N.Y. in what might eventually lead to land pre-clearance for trucks at many other border crossings.

February 24, 2014

VIDEO: Walmart Canada's SuperCube Rig

Walmart's futuristic concept truck wasn't the only rig that was featured at it sustainability conference. Watch this video about Walmart Canada's SuperCube rig, which uses a cabover glider kit, drom box and trailer innovations to reduce transportation costs by 24% and greenhouse emissions by 14%. We first reported on it in a 2012 "Trailer Talk" blog post.

February 19, 2014

Canada Unveils eManifest Requirements for Inbound Freight

The Canada Border Services Agency has proposed regulations to mandate eManifest requirements for carriers hauling into the country.

January 29, 2014

Economic Watch: Trucks Moving More NAFTA Trade

Three of the five transportation modes - truck, rail and pipeline - carried more U.S.-NAFTA trade in November 2013 than they did a year earlier, according to new figures from the U.S. Transportation Department.

January 23, 2014

Updates Await eManifest System at Canadian Border

Buckle up, because the Canada Border Services Agency is changing its commercial border processes. The changes are meant to make customs clearance more efficient, but they will also require carriers to make some changes in the ways they communicate with CBSA, according to website of Today’s Trucking magazine.

January 23, 2014

Updates Await eManifest System at Canadian Border

Buckle up, because the Canada Border Services Agency is changing its commercial border processes. The changes are meant to make customs clearance more efficient, but they will also require carriers to make some changes in the ways they communicate with CBSA...

January 7, 2014

Economic Watch: NAFTA Surface Trade Hits Record High

U.S. trade with its North American Free Trade Agreement partners, Canada and Mexico, amounted to $103.1 billion in October, up 4.5% from the same time a year earlier and exceeded $100 billion for the first month on record, according to new U.S. Department of Transportation figures.

January 6, 2014

Truck Traffic Down at Ambassador Bridge

The busiest border crossing between the United States and Canada saw fewer trucks during most of last year, amid indications there is less freight flowing south.

December 22, 2013

TransForce Ups Offer for Vitran

Trucking company TransForce has made a new offer to purchase rival Canadian carrier Vitran and it just may push Manitoulin Transport’s recent deal straight off the table.

December 10, 2013

Manitoulin Transport Purchasing Vitran

Less-than-truckload carrier Vitran has announced it has entered into an agreement in which fellow LTL Canadian carrier Manitoulin Transport will acquire the company.

December 9, 2013

Economic Watch: U.S. NAFTA Trade Up 5%, Trucking Sees Healthy Increase

Three of the five transportation modes carried more U.S.-NAFTA trade in September than in September 2012, as the value of overall U.S. trade with its North American Free Trade Agreement partners, Canada and Mexico, rose 5% from year to year, according to newly released data from the U.S. Department of Transportation.

December 5, 2013

More Than 10.5 Million Truck Crossings Into the U.S. in 2012

Border crossings into the U.S. from Canada and Mexico in 2012 included 10.7 million truck crossings, along with with personal vehicles entering the U.S. nearly 96 million times (33.1 million from Canada, and 62.7 million from Mexico.) The stats also include 320,000 buses and 37,000 trains.

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