Government, Business

Canadian Lumber Tariff Raises Questions About Ramifications on Trucks, Railroads

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The Commerce Department slapped a 20.83% tariff on Canadian softwood lumber Nov. 2, a decision that may boost the U.S. flatbed market but suppress demand for trucking and railroad companies that operate across the nation’s northern border.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
November 9, 2017
Government, Business

Canadian Trucking Groups Call for Zero Tolerance as Marijuana Legalization Looms

Canadian trucks at the U.S. border Trucks cross the Canada-U.S. border (Thinkstock)

Canadian trucking associations are calling for a zero-tolerance policy for marijuana use among drivers as the country prepares to legalize the drug for recreational purposes in July 2018.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
October 25, 2017

Berkshire Hathaway Adds Trucker Insurance in Canada


Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance announced its Motor Truck Cargo Legal Liability policy intended to protect against the legal liability commercial truckers face when carrying third-party goods.

Transport Topics
October 20, 2017
Government, Logistics

This Obscure NAFTA Chapter Could be Canada’s Deal-Breaker Again

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The U.S. confirmed last week that among its top objectives in upcoming negotiations on the North American Free Trade Agreement — which superseded the FTA in 1994 — is the elimination of the Chapter 19 dispute-resolution mechanism that previous Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney went to such lengths to preserve.

Chris Fournier | Bloomberg News
July 25, 2017

Canadian Carriers Pessimistic About Trucking Market in Early 2017

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Fewer motor carriers in Canada are feeling confident about the trucking market over the next three months, according a survey released by the Ontario Trucking Association on Dec. 16.

Transport Topics
December 19, 2016
Government, Business, Logistics

Petro-Canada Offers Online Information Hub for New CK-4 and FA-4 Oils

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Petro-Canada Lubricants has a new API CK-4 and FA-4 information hub that offers a comprehensive online guide to the new heavy duty diesel engine oil categories for their first official license date of December 1, the company said.

Transport Topics
December 1, 2016

Stephen Laskowski Will Succeed David Bradley as Canadian Trucking Alliance CEO

The Board of the Canadian Trucking Alliance voted Oct. 6 in Vancouver, British Columbia, to approve Stephen Laskowski as the successor to CEO David Bradley, effective Jan. 1, 2018.

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
October 6, 2016

Ontario Enhances Training for New Truckers

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Come next July 1, all residents of Ontario, Canada’s most populated province, who want to take a Class A road test to become commercial truck drivers must successfully complete an entry-level training course through an approved training provider.

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
August 15, 2016

Canadian In-Transit Shipment Pilot Program Begins

Canadian in-transit shipments through the United States resumed May 27 after more than 11 years. The resumption of shipments will begin with a six-month pilot program for nine Canadian carriers. If all goes well, such routes then would  be expected to resume on a permanent basis.

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
May 31, 2016

Program to Allow In-Transit Canadian Freight by Truck to Resume Through United States

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Shipments that begin and end in Canada, but travel through a portion of the United States, are likely to resume late this year or in early 2017 — a practice that was suspended for more than a decade after the 9/11 attacks.

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
May 9, 2016