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    Polaris unveils online booking portal

    January 31, 2018 12:00AM by John G Smith

    MISSISSAUGA, ON – Polaris Transportation has officially unveiled an online booking portal, which has been developed over the past year. The tool is designed to book up to four standard 48x48x72-inch pallets per destination, or custom pallet configurations as required,

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    Overall TFI revenue up, but TL drags

    July 28, 2017 12:00AM by John G Smith

    MONTREAL, QC – TFI International saw a 23% boost in revenue in the second quarter of 2017, reaching $1.12 billion – but Canada’s largest carrier still posted a $47.2 million operating loss because of a $129.8 million goodwill write-off of U.S. truckload operations.

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    Moss named COO at Ward

    April 24, 2017 12:00AM by John G Smith

    ALTOONA, PA – Mike Moss has been named Chief Operating Officer of Ward Transport and Logistics, a family-owned Less than Truckload carrier.

  • TST Overland Express, Saia announce partnership

    March 31, 2017 12:00AM by Today's Trucking Staff

    JOHNS CREEK, GA – TST Overland Express and Saia have announced a fresh partnership that is aimed to serve both companies’ U.S.-Canada cross-border less-than-truckload(LTL) customers.

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    Driver turnover dropping at U.S. fleets

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

    ARLINGTON, VA – Driver turnover at large truckload fleets has plunged to 71%, reaching the lowest point in six years, the American Trucking Associations reports. The rate has now dropped for four straight quarters.

  • Capacity fears keeping some truck rates steady: US analyst

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

    BALTIMORE, Md. — Truckload and LTL demand stateside is “extraordinarily weak” and while capacity has been declining rapidly, it is not keeping up with the drop in demand.

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    Manitoulin buys Smooth Freight

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Rolf Lockwood

    BRANDON, MB – Manitoulin Transport has purchased Smooth Freight Ltd., of Brandon, Manitoba. Smooth Freight provides scheduled LTL and truckload services and storage trailer rentals

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    U.S. Driver Turnover Rate Soars to 106%

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Martin Smith

    ARLINGTON VA – – Driver turnover at American linehaul truckload fleets has soared to its highest level since 2007.

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    Vitran plugs in to a new U.S. system

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Martin Smith

    TORONTO — Vitran is set to begin streamlining its U.S. LTL operations for future growth and it all started with some new software.

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    Analysts wary of LTL market

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Martin Smith

    NEW YORK — A handful of trucking companies saw their shares drop, as market analysts predict a weakness in the LTL market.

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    Less Than Lucrative: LTL recovery most challenging

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Martin Smith

    TORONTO — During the legwork for the 2009 U.S. Mastio & Co. LTL shipper survey author Kevin Huntsman was talking shop with a medium-sized U.S. carrier who shared a pricing tale that involved losing four accounts to a much larger, national carrier whose recent struggles have been well chronicled.

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    ABF Raises Rates By 5.4 Percent

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Martin Smith

    FORT SMITH, AR – Less-than-truckload carrier ABF Freight System will increase general rates and charges by 5.4 percent later this month.

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    Best in Class II

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

    In the second Mastio & Co LTL survey, nearly 300 more Canadian-based shippers were consulted than in the 2006 survey, resulting in thousands of observations on over 150 different LTL carriers.

  • The “Fun” is Back in the LTL Freight Industry

    July 18, 2014 9:29AM by Dan Goodwill

    As I look at the LTL freight transportation today, it is hard to believe that just a few years ago, this was one of the most battered sectors of the freight industry. The LTL freight industry took a tremendous pounding

  • Blog Uncategorized

    Time for Some New Business Models to Spur More Competition in the Canadian Freight Industry

    February 26, 2014 12:45PM by Dan Goodwill

    Two developments over the past five years have reshaped the Canadian Freight Industry. The Great Recession in the late 2000s caused many Canadian trucking companies to shrink in size or leave the freight industry. During the past couple of years,