Truck News

  • Migrant surge leads to shift in border resources

    May 6, 2019 8:40AM by John G Smith

    TORONTO, Ont. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers are being diverted away from the Canada-U.S. border as they look to address a surge of migrants attempting to cross into the U.S. from Mexico. About 545 officers were temporarily assigned

  • NAFTA deal won’t meet Ryan’s deadline

    May 17, 2018 2:05PM by Truck News

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – NAFTA negotiators won’t be able to hammer out a deal by today to meet Paul Ryan’s deadline according to Canadian and Mexican sources. The Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives told reporters a deal on the

  • Border checks shouldn’t change post-pot: CTA

    April 23, 2018 8:26AM by Truck News

    OTTAWA, Ont. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) is stressing that there’s no need to increase scrutiny around commercial vehicles and drivers at the border once marijuana is legalized in Canada. Appearing before the Committee on National Security and Defence

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    Border can represent a technical divide

    February 28, 2018 12:00AM by John G Smith

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Marc Greco, manager of corporate solutions with Challenger Motor Freight, was direct when he summed up a comparison of Canadian and U.S. trucking operations. “We do things slightly differently,” he told a crowd at Omnitracs’ Outlook user conference in Nashville, Tenn.

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    Border Barriers: A trucking wish list for NAFTA

    August 16, 2017 12:00AM by John G Smith

    OTTAWA, ON — So it begins. The North American Free Trade Agreement that governs every load of freight crossing the Canada-U.S. border is now formally being renegotiated. In the midst of talk about tariffs and taxes, however, regulators are also looking for ways to streamline the crossings themselves.

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    Speed up truck border crossings: CFIB

    August 16, 2017 12:00AM by John G Smith

    OTTAWA, ON – The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) is asking the federal government to help speed up border crossings for trucks, as work begins to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement.

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    Alliance submits wish list for NAFTA talks

    July 20, 2017 12:00AM by John G Smith

    TORONTO, ON – The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) has officially submitted comments on cross-border trade to Global Affairs Canada, as governments prepare to renegotiate aspects of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

    The association’s submission covers 11 related areas of interest including: in-transit truck moves, cargo pre-clearance, government investment at ports of entry, harmonization of security programs, the trend in rising cross-border fees, the movement of food products and related inspections, and e-commerce, among other topics.

    “Many of the comments by the carrier community contained in our submission are longstanding issues that have been impeding cross-border trade,” said president Stephen Laskowski. “CTA is eager to work with Ottawa, Washington, and the business communities on both sides of the border to try and resolve these issues for the betterment of the economies in the U.S. and Canada.”

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    Trump vows “America first” approach to trade

    January 23, 2017 12:00AM by John G Smith

    WASHINGTON, DC – Canada’s largest trading partner has inaugurated a president who pledges “America first” policies on everything from trade to security. “From this day forward, it’s going to be only America first. America first. Every decision on trade, on taxes, on immigration, on foreign affairs will be made to benefit American workers and American families,” U.S. President Donald Trump said in his inaugural address on Friday. “We must protect our borders from the ravages of other countries making our products, stealing our companies and destroying our jobs.”We will bring back our jobs. We will bring back our borders. We will bring back our wealth and we will bring back our dreams,” he added.

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    Peace Bridge rehab to begin this month

    June 7, 2016 12:00AM by John G Smith

    FORT ERIE, ON – American Bridge Company has been awarded an $80.5-million contract to rehabilitate the Peace Bridge – an international crossing connecting Fort Erie, Ontario and Buffalo, New York.

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    U.S. in-transit shipments are almost back

    May 2, 2016 12:00AM by Rolf Lockwood

    WASHINGTON, DC — The U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP) agency is moving forward on a pilot program aiming to simplify Canadian shipments in-transit through the United States. That is, loads originating in Canada and ending in Canada but travelling via the U.S. en route.

    In fact, CBP’s In-Transit Manifest Pilot Program will work to restore the once common in-transit practice that was curtailed by post-9/11 changes to U.S. border security procedures. Nine Canadian carriers involved in the program will be able to use a limited set of data when crossing the border, easing the administrative burden significantly.

    According to a notice published in the U.S. Federal Register yesterday, “Test participants will submit electronically an in-transit manifest with a relaxed validation for the value data element and they will not have to provide the Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) number.”

  • Canada-U.S. Truck Border Crossing Figures Reveal Surprises

    August 27, 2015 12:00AM by Today's Trucking Staff

    WASHINGTON, D.C. –New analysis of data shows truck traffic between Canada and the U.S. has declined while it has increased between the U.S. and Mexico. The Journal of Commerce reports U.S. Transportation Department figures show since the second quarter of 2005, truck crossings between Canada and the U.S. decreased 16 percent but grew 19 percent between the U.S. and its neighbor to the south Also, truck crossings at both U.S. borders have increased since 2009, as the level with Mexico approaches what the U.S. has with Canada.
    It reports in the second quarter of this year, Mexican border truck crossings with the U.S. were up 2.6 percent year-over-year, while crossings at the U.S. Canadian border dropped 1.6 percent.
    Compared to the first quarter of the year, Canadian truck crossings increased 4.1 percent in the second quarter of 2015, while there was a 5.1 percent jump in June from May after falling in April from May.
    At Detroit, the second-largest U.S. truck border crossing, truck volumes increased 3.4 percent from the first quarter, according to JOC, but were down 4.6 percent year-over-year.

  • Trucker Busted With 52 Kg. of Coke in Rig

    August 1, 2015 12:00AM by Today's Trucking Staff

    TORONTO – A 26-year-old Toronto truck driver faces drug charges after border officials found 52 kilograms of suspected cocaine hidden in his rig earlier this week.

  • CTA, PMTC Give Thumbs Up to New eManifest Rules

    May 8, 2015 12:00AM by Today's Trucking Staff

    Two trucking groups have given their endorsement to changes in regulations regarding eManifest information required by Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) prior to arrival in Canada.

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    Delays coming to border crossing in Sarnia, Ont.

    January 21, 2015 12:00AM by Allan

    SARNIA, ON – Only one lane of traffic will be open in each direction while 75-year-old crossing to Michigan gets new blacktop.

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    For Whom the Border Tolls.

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Passenger Service: State troopers ride-along with truckers in crash study

    The face of North American for-hire trucking is being permanently altered, Canadian carriers say as they struggle to comply with a myriad of ever-changing U.S. border-crossing regulations.