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April 28, 2016

Cross-Border Truck Freight Rises, Overall Value Declines

Trucking was only one of two transportation modes that carried more U.S. freight by value with NAFTA trade partners Canada and Mexico in February than a year ago, increasing 4.7%.

April 20, 2016

U.S. Spot Freight Rates Decline, Canadian Spot Market Improves

A decline in available freight and an increase in truck capacity pushed spot truckload rates down across all three equipment types during the week ending April 16, according to DAT Solutions and its network of load boards.

April 14, 2016

FlowBelow Brings Aerokit to Canada

FlowBelow it's its first major deal with a Canadian carrier; says snow and ice proved not to be a problem when using the devices in winter.

April 14, 2016

Equipment Testing Models Meet Different Needs

MISSISSAUGA, ON – Yves Provencher, manager of PIT Group by FP Innovations, is a clear believer in testing new vehicle technologies. But every test model has strengths and weaknesses, he told the audience at the inaugural Canadian Fleet Maintenance Summit Wednesday.

April 14, 2016

Big Data Can Guide Big Maintenance Decisions, Panel Says

"In the perfect world, I’d like to see a truck tell me what’s wrong with it,” said Crete Carrier's Kirk Altrichter in a panel at the inaugural Canadian Fleet Maintenance Summit. Learn more in this first installment of a series on the role of data in modern maintenance operations.

March 25, 2016

Trucking Posts Smallest Drop in Cross Border Freight Movements

Trucking posted the smallest decrease of the five major transportation modes when it came to the amount of freight moved between the U.S. and its North American Free Trade agreement partners of Canada and Mexico in January, according to new Transportation Department figures.

March 18, 2016

Cross-Border Freight Posts 7.2% Annual Decline

All five major transportation modes, including trucking, carried less freight between the U.S. and its neighbors of Canada and Mexico last year than in 2014, but big-rigs continue to dominate such cargo movements, according to new U.S. Transportation Department figures.

March 14, 2016

Logistics Company Buys Coastal Pacific Xpress

Canadian supply chain solutions company VersaCold Logistics Services has agreed to acquire Coastal Pacific Xpress, a large refrigerated carrier based in British Columbia.

February 26, 2016

Lower Oil Prices Push Down Cross-Border Freight

Large declines in the value of oil and other petroleum-related products during 2015 was reflected in a lower value of cross-border freight movements between the U.S. and its neighbors, according to new Transportation Department figures.

February 25, 2016

UPS Safe Driver Group Grows to More than 8,700

UPS has announced 1,613 drivers have joined the ranks of its elite “Circle of Honor,” raising to 8,703 the number of drivers who have not had an avoidable accident for 25 years or more.

February 23, 2016

North American Fleet Partners with Petro-Canada Lubricants

Privately-owned Canadian fleet Challenger has chosen Petro-Canada Lubricants as its exclusive heavy-duty engine oil provider as part of a multi-year partnership agreement.

February 10, 2016

U.S. Spot Freight Availability Declines, Canadian Market Bounces Back

UPDATED -- U.S. spot-market load availability fell 5.6% during the week ending Feb. 6, with the number of van and refrigerated loads dropping 17% and 12%, respectively, according to DAT Solutions and its network of load boards.

January 29, 2016

U.S. Cross-Border Freight Declines More Than 8%

The value of trans-border freight movements between the U.S. and its neighbors took a steep decline, according to new U.S. Transportation Department numbers, while Canada regained its historical rank as top North America trade partner after falling behind Mexico.

January 11, 2016

Canadian Trucking Head to Step Down in 2017

Canadian Trucking Alliance and Ontario Trucking Association president and CEO David Bradley has announced that he will step down at the end of 2017, after more than 30 years in the position.

January 11, 2016

Southern Cross-Border Freight Outpaces U.S.-Canada Cargo for First Time

A measure of freight moving between the U.S. and its neighbors to the north and south shows for the first time the total value of U.S.-Mexico freight flows exceeded those between the U.S. and Canada.

January 8, 2016

Canadian Kenworth Plant Produces 150,000th Truck

A Kenworth T370 was officially recognized as the the 150,000th truck produced at the Paccar plant in Ste-Therese, Quebec.

December 1, 2015

Economic Watch: Manufacturing Activity Contracts, Construction Booms

A closely watched gauge of activity within the nation’s manufacturing sector shows it not only declined for the fifth straight month, but also that activity contracted during November for the first time in three years, according to the nation’s supply executives.

November 5, 2015

Intermodal Shipments Post Surprising Third Quarter Surge

Despite month-to-month variations, third quarter intermodal freight traffic growth of 3.4% was in line with year-to-date results, according to new figures from the Intermodal Association of North America (IANA).

October 29, 2015

Cross-Border Freight Value Down More Than 8%

The value of freight moved between the U.S. and its neighbors Canada and Mexico fell in August, totaling $92.4 billion, thanks largely to the drop in fuel and oil prices moved by pipeline and vessel.

October 20, 2015

Canadian PIT Group Opens U.S. Offices

The Canada-based trucking industry engineering and research firm, PIT Group, will open a U.S. office to increase its presence in the country.

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