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  • Transportation, warehousing vacancies up

    April 12, 2018 5:05PM by Truck News

    OTTAWA, Ont. – The number of unfilled jobs in transportation and warehousing increased 43.5% in the fourth quarter of 2017, compared to the same period a year earlier, Statistics Canada reports. There were 28,300 vacancies in the sector compared to

  • Fleet reps tout U.S. tax cuts

    April 12, 2018 4:11PM by Truck News

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representatives from three carriers belonging to the American Trucking Associations (ATA) visited the White House Rose Garden today, touting tax relief under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. The executives and employees from Werner Enterprises, Crete Carrier

  • Remorques Lewis completes acquisition deal with BWS; introduces new trailer

    March 16, 2018 11:59AM by Truck News

    QUEBEC CITY, Que. – The owner of Remorques Lewis has acquired trailer manufacturer BWS Manufacturing. (BWS) headquartered in Centerville, N.B. Hugo St-Cyr made a move on BWS, acquiring a majority of shares in the company, after he became interested in

  • U.S. spot rates dip

    March 13, 2018 12:42PM by Truck News

    PORTLAND, Ore. — Spot truckload freight volumes and rates took a seasonal dip in February, typically a year’s slowest month for freight, reports DAT Solutions, which runs a North American load board. While February spot market rates for van, refrigerated,

  • Price of petroleum was down in Q3: Stats Can

    February 15, 2018 10:36AM by Truck News

    OTTAWA, ON – The price of petroleum dropped again in the third quarter of 2017 reports Statistics Canada. The federal agency released the unadjusted Wholesale Services Price Index for the middle of last year, showing the change in the price

  • Jobs dip in month-to-month in January

    February 14, 2018 7:01PM by Truck News

    OTTAWA, ON – The Canadian trucking industry saw a dip in jobs in January according to statistics Canada. The agency released job numbers for the first month of the year showing just under 6,000 jobs were lost from December 2017

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    What were the Biggest Freight Transportation Stories of 2013? / What will be the Top Trends in 2014?

    November 3, 2013 8:47AM by Dan Goodwill

    At the end of each year, I like to take stock of the major freight transportation stories of the past twelve months and look ahead to the major industry trends in the coming year. The two blogs that I write

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    The Fifth Annual Surface Transportation – a Great Opportunity to Learn and Network

    August 4, 2013 1:23PM by Dan Goodwill

    The 2013 Surface Transportation Summit is scheduled for October 16 at the Mississauga Convention Centre. This year’s event, co-hosted by Dan Goodwill & Associates and the Business Information Group, will focus on a range of topics of interest to Shippers

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    State of Logistics Report Highlights “New Normal” in Freight Transportation

    June 23, 2013 3:24PM by Dan Goodwill

    Last week the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals released its 24th annual State of Logistics Report. Last year, business logistics costs were once again 8.5 percent of U.S. Gross Domestic Product (GDP), the same level they hit in 2011,

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    A U.S. Manufacturing Renaissance in 2014 to 2016 will Boost Freight Volumes

    June 16, 2013 5:10PM by Dan Goodwill

    Every year at this time, RBC Dominion Securities Inc. assembles a group of investors and invites Jim Allworth, Co-Chair and Portfolio Strategist to address the group. This year’s session was particularly noteworthy in that Mr. Allworth painted a rather optimistic