Troops deploying to Newfoundland for transportation, logistics support

Canadian troops will be deployed to Newfoundland and Labrador to offer logistical and transportation support as the province looks to restore routes lost to flooding. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the commitment through a brief statement on Twitter on Friday, promising “We’ve got your back.” Repairs to flood-damaged stretches of the Trans-Canada Highway were underway …

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Trucks for Change, CTA spearhead B.C. flood relief fundraiser

Trucks for Change is typically known for coordinating the moves of donated goods to various charities such as food banks. But with the Canadian Trucking Alliance, it’s now calling on the trucking industry to support B.C. flood relief in a different way. It’s launched a fundraising campaign to support the Canadian Red Cross. “The Canadian …

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Aheer, Prudential truck drivers threaten strike action

Truck drivers employed by Prudential Transportation and Aheer Transportation have voted to strike, threatening service levels at the Port of Vancouver. The two fleets represent almost 200 truckers that move containers in and out of the facility. The Unifor members are looking for a pattern agreement adopted by more than 100 truck drivers at Harbour …

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Freight index tracks higher, fuel surcharges rise

The costs of trucking continue to rise, with the Canadian General Freight Index marking an increase of 0.26% between August and September. That marks the fourth consecutive monthly increase. A related base rate index, excluding accessorial charges, dipped 0.18% in September. But the average fuel surcharges continued to rise. Fuel accounted for 18.05% of base …

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Trucks see 8.1% rise in cross-border freight

Trucks moved US $29.9 billion in freight across the Canada-U.S. border in September, up 8.1% over September 2020, the U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics reports. Total transborder freight rose 13.6% compared to September 2020. About $54.4 billion in freight moved between Canada and the U.S. overall, with railways accounting for $7.7 billion, pipelines $7.5 billion, …

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‘Sunsetting’ 3G networks could require border-crossing fleets to upgrade ELDs

Canada’s electronic logging device (ELD) mandate will not be enforced until June 12, but plans to “sunset” 3G cellular networks could require some border-crossing fleets to upgrade legacy devices before that. AT&T and Sprint will phase out 3G networks in the U.S. months before Canadian enforcement teams begin to look for certified ELDs on this …

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FMCSA offers exemptions to Canadian carriers aiding B.C. relief

The U.S. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has exempted Canadian carriers providing direct relief to the British Columbia emergency from certain regulations while they transit the U.S. due to flooding and road closures in the province. This declaration complements recent changes made to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection in-transit program and will allow …

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