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  • CTA applauds signing of new trade deal

    December 11, 2019 4:37PM by johng@newcom.ca

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) is among groups applauding the signing of the amended U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, sometimes referred to as NAFTA 2.0. Updates to the deal, which still needs to be ratified by all three governments, include

  • Vehicle manufacturers face ‘significant’ impact from tariffs: CTEA

    June 13, 2018 9:47AM by Truck News

    WINDSOR, Ont. – Canadian commercial vehicle manufacturers continue to voice concerns about the potential of a “significant negative impact” caused by surtaxes on steel and aluminum, as a trade war with the U.S. begins to escalate. In a Canadian Manufacturing

  • Tariffs are ‘illegal’, manufacturing group says

    June 12, 2018 3:34PM by Truck News

    WINDSOR, Ont. – The Canadian Transportation Equipment Association (CTEA) is adding to the voices against steel and aluminum tariffs imposed by U.S. President Donald Trump, and is calling on the federal government to defend Canada and Canadian companies. “This action

  • Canadian steel and aluminum exports to the U.S. will face tariffs

    May 31, 2018 10:53AM by Truck News

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – The United States is going ahead with tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum, says Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross. The country announced it will not extend exemptions for Canada, Mexico, and the European Union that were granted

  • NAFTA deal won’t meet Ryan’s deadline

    May 17, 2018 2:05PM by Truck News

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – NAFTA negotiators won’t be able to hammer out a deal by today to meet Paul Ryan’s deadline according to Canadian and Mexican sources. The Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives told reporters a deal on the

  • NAFTA deal this month or not this year: Lighthizer

    May 2, 2018 1:37PM by Truck News

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – A deal on NAFTA will be reached before the end of the month, or not until 2019 says U.S. trade representative Robert Lighthizer. Lighthizer will be meeting with Canadian and Mexican representatives again on May 7 before

  • NAFTA deal could be imminent: Guajardo

    April 10, 2018 10:55AM by Truck News

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – While there will be no new NAFTA deal this week, Mexico’s Secretary of the Economy says there should be one by May. Ildefonso Guajardo is meeting with the Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland and U.S.

  • Alliance continues to champion NAFTA efficiencies

    February 26, 2018 7:17AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) continues to hold out hope during “contentious” NAFTA negotiations, as it champions efficiencies for cross-border trade. Representatives of the alliance and Quebec Trucking Association were among transportation industry members who met with

  • The U.S. is the Largest Consumer of Crude Oil on the Planet

    September 15, 2014 11:23AM by Roger McKnight

    If someone “opines,” it means the person is expressing his or her opinion.   Well, in my opinion, the word is a combination of “whine” and “opinion,” so it’s the opinion of a whiner.   Last week, I opined on

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    The Major Freight Transportation Stories of the First Half of 2013

    June 9, 2013 9:26AM by Dan Goodwill

    As we approach the mid-point of 2013, here is a peek at some of the major trends that are having an impact on freight transportation. Economic Growth to remain Modest and Uneven The economy continues to deliver mixed signals. In

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    Almost 20 years since NAFTA, the Mexican Freight Boom May Finally Be Here – Intermodal Shipping may be Big Winner

    March 24, 2013 7:47AM by Dan Goodwill

    It is hard to believe that the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) came into effect on January 1, 1994, almost twenty years ago. Like so many of us in the industry at the time, my colleagues and I rushed