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    The Top 100: Ranking Canada’s largest for-hire fleets

    March 2, 2018 12:00AM by John G Smith

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Today’s Trucking Top 100 has become the definitive ranking of for-hire fleet sizes in Canada, offering insights into those who are adding or retracting available capacity. And the 2018 edition has been released. Rankings are based on a sum of supplied truck, tractor, and trailer counts (shown at the bottom of each listing)

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    Carriers regain control of rate setting: report

    February 12, 2015 12:00AM by Theona Baetu

    ST. LOUIS, MO- The U.S. economy is on solid ground and bringing higher transportation costs, according to Rosalyn Wilson, supply chain expert and senior business analyst with the management services firm Parsons.

    “With carriers gaining more control over rates and capacity tightening, total freight spend in 2014 was higher than in any preceding year,” Wilson said. “As long as capacity remains precariously balanced, we will continue to see a slow trend upwards.”

    Parsons’ Cass Freight Index, which measures trends in North American shipping activity based on $23 billion in paid freight expenses for hundreds of large shippers, showed shipment volumes and freight spending both dropped in January, but were at their highest level for the month in three years.

  • Cost of Ground Transportation Continues to Rise

    October 30, 2014 12:00AM by Today's Trucking Staff

    MISSISSAUGA, ON- The price of shipping goods on trains and trucks continues to rise.

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    10 HR Practices That Make Carriers Great Work Places

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Martin Smith

    OTTAWA, ON – Trucking HR Canada has announced the first ever 10 top carriers to work for.

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    Trucking Companies Paying More for Fuel in Western Canada

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Martin Smith

    WINNIPEG, MB – Over the last few months, fuel prices have been quite different in Western and Easter Canada, the Manitoba Trucking Association (MTA) claims.

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    Freight Costs Keep Going Up

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Martin Smith

    Canadian shippers paid carriers 0.8 percent more for ground transportation in October than they did in September, according to the Canadian General Freight Index (CGFI).

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    Trucks For Change Rolls East to Atlantic Canada

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Martin Smith

    DIEPPE, NB – The Trucks for Change Network is spreading its influence east to help more charities in Atlantic Canada and they have the Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association’s (APTA) backing.

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    Carriers Find Accessorial Re-Negotiation Challenging

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Martin Smith

    WINDSOR, CO – Forty-two percent of U.S. carriers expect their customers will resist re-negotiation of accessorials, according to Transport Capital Partners.

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    Tax May Cause Canadian Trucks to Be Turned Around at Border

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Martin Smith

    NEW YORK, NY – U.S. officials are stepping up enforcement on Canadian carriers regarding payment of the federal heavy duty vehicle use tax (HVUT), which may result in some trucks being turned around at the border.

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    HOS Rules Continue to Hurt Truckers’ Bottom Lines

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Martin Smith

    WINDSOR, CO – Carriers are saying that since rates and accessorial charges are yet to improve, they need to look at increasing productivity to raise their bottom lines.

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    Truckers Say 2014 Won’t Bring Much Growth

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Martin Smith

    Ontario carriers are not optimistic about rate and freight prospects in the first quarter of 2014, according to a report by the Ontario Trucking Association (OTA).

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    Main Ingredient Missing from Food Safety Rules? Consistency

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Martin Smith

    Canadian carriers are getting different requirements from one shipper to another for exactly the same food products because there’s no uniformity in preventive control plans for transportation.

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    Carriers’ Revenue Increased in September

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Martin Smith

    In September, Canadian shippers paid carriers 1.1 percent more for ground transportation than they did in August, according to the latest Canadian General Freight Index.

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    Pilot Flying J to Pay Carriers Millions

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Martin Smith

    LITTLE ROCK, ARK.- Pilot Flying J has been embattled in a lawsuit since mid-April, all of which ended Monday in a settlement of $84.9 million.

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    Two-Thirds of Carriers Plan to Increase Capacity, Only Minimally

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Martin Smith

    WINDSOR, CO – Transport Capital Partners (TCP) has revealed that 65 percent of carriers surveyed plan to increase their capacity. The numbers remain nearly identical to first-quarter 2013 results.