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January 7, 2014 - Industry News

Economic Watch: NAFTA Surface Trade Hits Record High

Percent change in value of U.S.-NAFTA freight flows by mode: October 2013 compared to October 2012.

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.

Tags: Cross-Border Trucking, Mexico, Surface Trade, Freight, Canada, Economy

January 6, 2014 - Industry News

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.

Tags: Canada, Cross-Border Trucking, Freight, Manufacturing, Ambassador Bridge

December 22, 2013 - Industry News

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.

Tags: Canada, Cross-Border Trucking, Fleets, TransForce, Vitran, Manitoulin

December 10, 2013 - Industry News

Manitoulin Transport Purchasing Vitran

Photo: Evan Lockridge

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.

Tags: Canada, Cross-Border Trucking, Fleets, Mergers & Acquisitions, Vitran, Manitoulin

December 9, 2013 - Industry News

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.

Tags: Canada, Cross-Border Trucking, Mexico

December 5, 2013 - Industry News

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

Truck crossings from Canada totaled 5.6 million in 2012. Photo by Jim Park

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.

Tags: Canada, Economy, Cross-Border Trucking, Mexico, Surface Trade, Freight

December 4, 2013 - Industry News

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.

Tags: Canada, Aftermarket Parts, HDA Truck Pride, Fleet Brake

November 25, 2013 - Industry News

Manitoulin Transport Purchases Smooth Freight

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

Tags: Canada, Fleets, Mergers & Acquisitions

October 29, 2013 - Industry News

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.

Tags: Canada, Cross-Border Trucking, eManifest

September 27, 2013 - Industry News

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.

Tags: Canada, Mexico, NAFTA, Surface Trade, BTS

September 26, 2013 - Industry News

TransForce Offers to Buy Vitran

Photo: Evan Lockridge

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

Tags: Canada, Mergers & Acquisitions, TransForce, Vitran

September 13, 2013 - Industry News

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.

Tags: Canada, Cross-Border Trucking, Tolls, Traffic Congestion

August 22, 2013 - Industry News

Windsor Folks Sue Bridge Owners for $10 million

Citizens living on the Canadian side of the Ambassador Bridge have sued the American owners of the bridge 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.

Tags: Canada, Cross-Border Trucking, Ambassador Bridge

July 15, 2013 - Industry News

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.

Tags: Canada, Drivers

July 8, 2013 - Industry News

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.

Tags: Canada, Cross-Border Trucking

June 27, 2013 - Industry News

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.

Tags: Canada, New York, Cross-Border Trucking, Peace Bridge

June 21, 2013 - Industry News

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.”

Tags: Canada

June 17, 2013 - Industry News

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.

Tags: Canada, Cross-Border Trucking, Department of Homeland Security

June 14, 2013 - Industry News

Peace Bridge War Threatens to Ruin Border Improvements

A New York proposal to dissolve the Peace Bridge Authority leaves any planned infrastructure improvements at Canada's second largest border is up in the air. (Photo by Óðinn via Wikimedia Commons)

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.

Tags: Canada, Cross-Border Trucking, New York

June 7, 2013 - Industry News

Canada's Vitran Enters Into Interline Partnership to Serve West Coast

Major Canadian carrier Vitran Corp. will close seven terminals in the western part of the U.S. and focus on its core East Coast business, signing interline agreements with two U.S. carriers to handle its Western U.S. routes.

Tags: Canada, Cross-Border Trucking, Fleets

June 3, 2013 - Industry News

NAFTA Superhighway Takes a Small Step Toward Reality

The Texas Transportation Commission has added more than 100 miles of highway in southern and northeastern part of the Lone Star state to the Interstate 69 system.

Tags: Texas, I-69, Highways, Cross-Border Trucking, Canada, Mexico

June 3, 2013 - Industry News

72-Hour Roadcheck Inspection Blitz Starts Tuesday

Starting today, Tuesday, June 4, and running 72 hours straight, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance and its members across the United States, Canada and Mexico, will be participating in Roadcheck 2013, the 26th annual enforcement and outreach campaign promoting commercial vehicle safety.

Tags: Canada, CVSA, Enforcement

May 31, 2013 - Industry News

U.S., Canada Announce Binational Border Infrastructure Plan

The Canadian and U.S. governments are working to make trade flow more smoothly at the border. (Photo by Jim Park)

Officials with the United States and Canada have announced a binational border infrastructure plan to expedite traffic and freight movements between the two countries. It outlines the approach that the U.S. and Canada will take to coordinate plans for physical infrastructure upgrades at small and remote ports of entry.

Tags: Cross-Border Trucking, Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Department of Transportation, Canada

May 29, 2013 - Industry News

Freight Movements Between U.S. & NAFTA Countries Mixed, Trucking Still Dominates

A new U.S. Transportation Department report shows the value of goods moving between the U.S. and its NAFTA partners by all modes of transportation decreased by 4% in March compared to a year ago, but rose 63.7% compared to March 2009.

Tags: U.S. Department of Transportation, Freight, NAFTA, Canada, Mexico, Economy

May 22, 2013 - Industry News

Celadon Expands Canadian Presence

Celadon Trucking Services announced it will acquire Hyndman Transport Limited, based in Wroxeter, Ontario, Canada.

Tags: Celadon, Canada, Mergers & Acquisitions, Fleets

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