Cross-Border Trucking

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November 20, 2013

Schneider Upgrades Mexico Direct Intermodal Service

Trucking company Schneider National has unveiled a new interchange offering for moving freight across the U.S.-Mexico border that it says is a faster, more efficient option for shippers.

November 13, 2013

Volvo Rolls Out I-Shift, Mack Launches Vision, for Mexican Market

GUADALAJARA, MEXICO -- Volvo Trucks North America officially introduced its I-Shift automated manual transmissions for the Mexican market and rolled out a truck model from sister company Mack to address the Mexican on-highway market.

November 13, 2013

Mexican Trucking: More Professional Than You May Think

MEXICO CITY -- For some people in the United States, say "Mexican trucking company" and they envision ramshackle trucks, drivers who are reckless and fleets that don’t care about safety. A visit to one of the country's largest fleets shows a professional, safety-focused operation with a focus on drivers.

November 7, 2013

BTS Releases August North American Freight Numbers

Trucking, which carries three-fifths of U.S.-NAFTA trade, rose 0.7% while rail rose 3%. Vessel declined 2.6% and air 2.4%.

November 4, 2013

OOIDA Asks for Supreme Court Review of Mexican Trucking Program

The Owner Operator Independent Drivers Association has filed a request with the U.S. Supreme Court asking it to review a recent lower court decision upholding the federal government’s long-haul, cross-border trucking program with Mexico.

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 1, 2013

FedEx Continues Expanding Canadian LTL Service

The less-than-truckload operation of FedEx continues growing with service in and out of Canada.

September 23, 2013

Vitran Selling U.S. LTL Operation

Canadian-based Vitran Corporation has announced it has entered into an agreement to sell its U.S. less-than-truckload business.

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.

August 16, 2013

Trucking in the Media This Week

Each week we run across many stories in the mainstream media that are about trucking or related to trucking in some way -- more than we can report on. Here are some of the most interesting from this week, from haunting truckstop photos to driverless trucks to cross-border trucking.

July 26, 2013

Court Upholds Mexico Pilot Program

UPDATED- A federal appeals court upheld the Obama administration’s pilot program for long-distance trucking across the U.S.-Mexico border. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit denied petitions by the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association and the Teamsters union to declare the program illegal.

July 22, 2013

Texas DOT Designates Roadway as Part of New I-69

The Texas Department of Transportation has officially designated 67 miles of regional roadways in the Rio Grande Valley as part of the new Interstate 69 -- a corridor that ultimately will become a 1,600-mile-long highway stretching from Michigan to Texas.

July 16, 2013

Con-way Freight Expands Mexico Services

Con-way Freight has enhanced its Mexico service offering with the introduction of real-time, door-to-door online tracking, a 24-hour Customer Resource Center and new web tools for tendering and managing shipments moving to and from Mexico.

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 28, 2013

Status Report: Cross-Border Trucking Program with Mexico

Nearly two years after the United States and Mexico agreed to resume a long-haul cross-border pilot trucking program between the two countries, the amount of participation by Mexican operations continues increasing, but only slowly, and far from what federal officials hoped to see.

June 27, 2013

US-Canada Call For Review of Empty Trailer Repositioning Rules

A progress report on facilitating cross-border business travel released yesterday by Canadian immigration minister Jason Kenney, public safety minister Vic Toews and US Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano, signals a willingness to consider long overdue changes to the way the two countries deal with the repositioning moves of foreign empty trailers, according to the Canadian Trucking Alliance.

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 20, 2013

Truck Cargo Pre-inspection Pilot Started at U.S. Border Crossing

The Department of Homeland Security’s U.S. Customs and Border Protection service has begun the first phase of a truck cargo pre-inspection pilot at the Pacific Highway crossing adjacent to Surrey, British Columbia.

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