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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.

December 4, 2013

Fleet Brake Opens Location in Saskatchewan

Fleet Brake announced plans for a new parts distribution center in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. Opening in January 2014, the new facility will be an important link in the Fleet Brake parts distribution network.

November 25, 2013

Manitoulin Transport Purchases Smooth Freight

Manitoulin Transport announced Monday that it has purchased fellow Manitoba-based carrier Smooth Freight.

October 29, 2013

Canada’s eManifest System Delayed Once More

The Canada Border Services Agency says eManifest requirements for highway and rail carriers will not be mandatory in fall 2013, due to delays associated with regulatory processes.

October 23, 2013

Euro-Style Cabovers in the U.S. and Canada?

All That's Trucking Blog: Could we see a re-emergence of Class 8 cabovers in the U.S. and Canada? A couple of Canadian fleets appear to be interested in them for improved freight efficiency, but an exec from the one company that's still making them doesn't think drivers would stand for it.

September 27, 2013

U.S.-NAFTA Trade up from Year Ago, Trucking Benefits

U.S.-NAFTA trade carried by truck in July was up 5.3% over last year, according to the latest North American Free Trade Agreement freight data from the U.S. Department of Transportation.

September 26, 2013

TransForce Offers to Buy Vitran

Toronto-based Vitran Corp., which recently decided to sell its U.S. less-than-truckload operations, has received a purchase proposal from TransForce Inc..

September 13, 2013

U.S. Canada Tolled Border Crossing Traffic Falls

New figures from the Public Border Operators Association show total vehicles visiting the 11 tolled border crossing between the United States and Canada fell in August compared to the same time a year ago.

August 22, 2013

Windsor Folks Sue Bridge Owners for $10 million

A few citizens living on the Canadian side of the Ambassador Bridge have sued the American owners of the bridge for $10 million, claiming that the company has caused such severe degradation to their part of town that they can no longer enjoy their homes.

July 15, 2013

Average Canadian Driver Age Older Than First Thought

New data from the National Household Survey has found that the average age of a Canadian truck driver is 46, higher than the previous age of 44, and significantly higher than the national average of 41.5.

July 9, 2013

How Does An Elephant Cross The Continent? In a Truck...Maybe

The price may be right as Bob Barker could be paying up to $800,000 for three elephants to be transported from Toronto to California by truck.

July 8, 2013

Study: Ag, Food Shipping Could Learn From Automotive Cross-Border Practices

The automotive industry’s just-in-time cross-border shipping practices are a good model for the movement of agriculture and food between the United States and Canada, according to a new study.

June 27, 2013

Tensions Finally Ease at Peace Bridge

Canadian and American officials have shaken hands, avoiding the dissolution of the committee that overseas the Peace Bridge, one of United State’s and Canada's busiest border crossings.

June 21, 2013

Alberta, Canada, Floods 'Brutal' For Trucks

Truckers are coming from all over Alberta, Canada, to provide whatever assistance they can to those affected by the massive floods currently impacting Calgary and southern Alberta. “It’s unfortunate [for] the transportation system — we’re not made to handle this type of weather. We’re not prepared for weather like this.”

June 17, 2013

Changes in the Works for Canadian Shipments to the U.S.

Today’s Trucking--There are two new changes (one official and one potential) that will both help and hinder cross-border trade between Canada and the United States, according to the Canadian Trucking Alliance.

June 14, 2013

Peace Bridge War Threatens to Ruin Border Improvements

The New York State Legislature has moved to dissolve the bi-national Peace Bridge Authority, a move that the Ontario Trucking Association is saying will stall progress on key infrastructure improvements at the border crossing.

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