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    Paez tackles the Olympian challenge of cross-border trucking

    November 30, 2018 12:00AM by John G Smith

    PUERTO VALLARTA, Mexico – Crossing an international border can seem like an Olympian task at the best of times, with challenges ranging from ever-changing regulations to the search for backhauls. But Olympic Transport has been rising to those challenges for

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    NAFTA deal still in question

    January 17, 2018 12:00AM by John G Smith

    TORONTO, ON – The future of NAFTA remains uncertain as negotiators prepare for their latest round of meetings, this time in Montreal. Months into discussions, nobody even knows if U.S. President Donald Trump will decide to outright scrap the deal that governs every load of cross-border freight.

    With about 10 million trucks crossing between Canada and the U.S. each year, there is plenty of business at stake. A recent survey by Export Development Canada even found that 26% of exporters would shift their business to the U.S. if the agreement was revoked outright.

    Trade between the U.S. and Canada tripled between 1986 and 2017, Canadian International Freight Forwarders Association executive director Ruth Snowden observed, during a January 17 seminar hosted by the Fernandes Hearn law firm in Toronto. “If [NAFTA] goes, it could be very significant.”

  • Nova Scotia-Maine Ferry Operator Asks for More Time

    September 9, 2015 12:00AM by Today's Trucking Staff

    HALIFAX, NS — The company that provides ferry service between Yarmouth, NS and Portland, ME, including commercial vehicle transport, says it needs three more years of taxpayer assistance before it can survive on its own but the provincial government may not be willing to wait that long.

  • New DAT Analytics Service Includes 14 Canadian Markets

    September 9, 2015 12:00AM by Today's Trucking Staff

    PORTLAND, OR – Fourteen Canadian markets are included in a new online analytics service launched by DAT Solutions so transportation and logistics professionals can access truck and load data on the 149 key market areas in North America with the highest concentrations of inbound and outbound freight.

  • New Toll Lanes for Soo, No New Discounts for Trucks

    August 11, 2015 12:00AM by Today's Trucking Staff

    SAULT STE. MARIE — New toll lanes have opened at the Sault Ste. Marie International Bridge, but truckers won’t be able to take part in a new discounted toll rate program.

  • Soo Crossing Getting New Lights

    August 4, 2015 12:00AM by Today's Trucking Staff

    SAULT STE. MARIE — It’s lights out on the International Bridge arches connecting the cities of Sault Ste. Marie as a cost-saving lighting replacement project prepares to take a highly visible step forward.

  • Cross Border Trucking Costs Jump Since U.S. 9/11

    August 4, 2015 12:00AM by Today's Trucking Staff

    OTTAWA — Since the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on the U.S. it has become more expensive to move goods by truck across the Canada-U.S. border, according to Canada’s national statistical agency.

  • Northbound Freight? Let Customs Know or You Could Face Penalties

    July 7, 2015 12:00AM by Today's Trucking Staff

    OTTAWA — Carriers transporting goods into Canada will be required to transmit cargo and conveyance data electronically to the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) prior to arrival at the border beginning on Friday.

  • U.S. Canada Freight Flow Value Drops

    June 29, 2015 12:00AM by Today's Trucking Staff

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — The value of U.S.-Canada freight plummeted in April, according to a new U.S. Transportation Department report, as overall freight traffic between all three North American Free Trade Agreement countries also declined.U.S.-Canada freight totaled US$48.8 billion in April, down 12.5 percent from a year earlier, as all modes of transportation – truck, rail, air, pipeline and vessel – carried a lower value of U.S.-Canada freight than a year earlier.
    The top commodity category transported between the U.S. and Canada was vehicles and parts, of which 58.2 percent moved by truck and 39.2 percent moved by rail.
    Vehicles and parts replaced mineral fuels as the top commodity in March. Mineral fuels had been the top commodity by value moved between the U.S. and Canada for 29 consecutive months starting in November 2012. This change is due, in large part, to a decline in the unit price of mineral fuels in recent months.

  • New Year’s border could be messy without contingency plan: CTA

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Today's Trucking Staff

    OTTAWA — Months of problems with a new electronic renewal system for cross-border transponders has the Canadian Trucking Alliance concerned it could lead to snarled traffic at border crossings.

  • Amercian alliance formed to end trucking dispute

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Today's Trucking Staff

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — It’s a move right out of a reality TV show, but more than 150 U.S. manufacturers have formed an alliance.