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    TFI International tops Canada’s Top 100 fleet ranking

    April 29, 2019 12:00AM by John G Smith

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Today’s Trucking Top 100 is the definitive ranking of for-hire fleet sizes in Canada, and TFI International has topped the annual list once again. But there are changes this year – even within the Top 5.

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    Intermodal volumes on the rise

    April 12, 2018 12:00AM by John G Smith

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Intermodal volumes and related rates are on the rise this year, buoyed by a strong U.S. economy, but a shortage of rail capacity is also pushing more of the freight onto trucks, FTR Transportation Intelligence reports.

    “We’re still expecting healthy growth in rates, even in the back half of the year,” said senior transportation analyst Todd Tanausky, during a webinar on the topic.

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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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    Teamsters threaten CN strike action

    May 29, 2017 12:00AM by John G Smith

    MONTREAL, QC – CN could “provoke” a strike at 4 am on Tuesday, May 30, after serving notice that it will unilaterally impose changes to the collective agreement that covers 3,000 conductors, trainmen and yardmen, the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference says.

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    Union strife could railroad CN deal; Teamsters trying takeover

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Martin Smith

    OTTAWA — Former Canadian representatives of the United Transportation Union are trying to scuttle a tentative labor agreement with CN Rail by mounting a Teamsters takeover of the U.S.-based union.

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    All aboard: CN locomotive engineers file strike notice

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Martin Smith

    MONTREAL — Canadian National Railways received a 72-hour strike notice from the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC) of its plan to strike the company just after midnight on Nov. 28.

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    Farmers brace for CN strike

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Martin Smith

    WINNIPEG — Canada’s agriculture sector is worried the country’s status as a reliable supplier of grains and oilseeds will be threatened if a labour dispute between Canadian National Railway and its locomotive engineers turns into a strike.

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    CN makes another call to end strike through binding arbitration

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Martin Smith

    MONTREAL — On the eve of a back-to-work legislation vote in Ottawa, Canadian National Railways has called again for the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference to agree to binding arbitration.

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    BREAKING NEWS: CN workers go back on strike; Contract rejected

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Martin Smith

    TORONTO – Just as rail capacity was ramping back up to normal, a majority of CN conductors and switchyard employees voted to hit the bricks for the second time in as many months – overwhelmingly rejecting a tentative agreement struck between their union and the railway a few weeks ago.

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    CN looks for timely decision in U.S. rail purchase

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Martin Smith

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — CN hopes the Surface Transportation Board (STB) will approve its proposed acquisition of the principal lines of the Elgin, Joliet & Eastern Railway Company (EJ&E) to allow the transaction to close by the parties’ nearing deadline.

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    Gateways are corridors to success, transportation leaders say

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Martin Smith

    TORONTO — In an increasingly global economy, Canada has a head start on the U.S., but it must continue to build its gateway strategies and rebuild its aging infrastructure.

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    Vanport teams up with CN to measure supply chain efficiency

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Martin Smith

    VANCOUVER — Port Metro Vancouver figures rail performance is a critical factor in becoming the most reliable and consistent supply chain in North America, and CN agrees.

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    CN continues drive to improve supply chain efficiency

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Martin Smith

    VANCOUVER — CN has entered a supply chain collaboration agreement with TSI Terminal Systems, in the rail companies increased efforts at working with others to improve the supply chain.

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    CN plans Calgary logistics park

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Martin Smith

    CALGARY — CN Rail has picked a parcel of land on the outskirts of northeast Calgary to establish a new $100-million CN Calgary Logistics Park.

  • Blog Uncategorized

    Intermodal Continues to Deliver Results

    November 10, 2013 11:43AM by Dan Goodwill

    The Intermodal Association of North America (IANA) reported an increase of 4.7 percent in total intermodal traffic in the third quarter of 2013 compared to the same time period in 2012. Continuing to lead intermodal growth, domestic container volume increased