Government, Business, Logistics

US Says ‘Some Progress’ Was Made at Latest NAFTA Talks

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The U.S., Canada and Mexico said they’ve made some progress in the latest round of NAFTA talks, while America’s trade chief warned he’d like negotiations to speed up.

Eric Martin Josh Wingrove and Andrew Mayeda | Bloomberg News
January 29, 2018
Government, Business

Mayors, Ambassadors Urge NAFTA Preservation as Talks Press On

Mayor James Hovlan of Edina, Minn. Mayor James Hovland of Edina, Minn. (Eleanor Lamb/Transport Topics)

WASHINGTON—Mayors and ambassadors expressed an earnest desire to modernize — and not abandon — the North American Free Trade Agreement during a meeting here, citing the pact as a vital source of jobs and commerce.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
January 26, 2018
Government, Safety, Logistics, TCA

Cross-Border Training Program Saving Commercial Truck Drivers

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Commercial truck drivers in Mexico who go through a new Arizona cross-border program are less likely to be flagged for safety violations when they show up at ports of entry, officials said.

Perla Trevizo | The Arizona Daily Star
January 26, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics

Forget NAFTA. The Trade War With Canada Has Already Started

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is preparing for the possibility the U.S. may pull out of NAFTA. For Canadian companies, the trade skirmish has already begun.

Chris Fournier | Bloomberg News
January 25, 2018
Government, Business

2017 Truck Crossings Into Canada Dip, Bridge and Tunnel Association Finds

Trucks cross the Ambassador Bridge Trucks cross the Ambassador Bridge between Detroit and Windsor, Ontario. (Paul Sancya/Associated Press)

Truck crossings between the states of Michigan and New York and the province of Ontario were fairly steady last year, declining just .42% versus 2016 levels, according to a report from the Bridge and Tunnel Operators Association.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
January 24, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics

Trump Swings Into Action on Trade, Adds Edge to NAFTA Talks

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Trump took his first big step toward erecting trade barriers on Jan. 22 by slapping new “safeguard” duties on solar-panel and washing machine imports to protect U.S. industry.

Sarah McGregor Josh Wingrove and Eric Martin | Bloomberg News
January 23, 2018
Business, Logistics

YRC, Union Pacific Execs Laud Tax Reform as Boon for Transportation Industry

From right: Jack Welch of YRC Worldwide, Jason Hess of Union Pacific, Ted Prince of Tiger Cool Express YRC's Welch (from right), Union Pacific's Hess and panel moderator Ted Prince of Tiger Cool Express discuss challenges and prospects for the transportation industry in 2018. (Seth Clevenger/Transport Topics)

ATLANTA — YRC Worldwide CEO James Welch and an executive at Union Pacific predicted that tax reform will drive further economic growth and higher freight demand, but voiced concerns about the future of NAFTA and the continued challenge of attracting younger workers during a logistics conference here.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
January 23, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Trucking Industry Concerned About NAFTA Ending

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President Donald Trump has pledged to rework trade deals so they benefit domestic workers, but current efforts have sparked concern among industry groups, including trucking.

Connor D. Wolf | (Washington, D.C.)
January 22, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics

NAFTA ‘Danger Zone’ Nears as Key Talks Begin Amid Trump Threats

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NAFTA talks are entering a pivotal moment as the U.S. turns up the pressure on Canada and Mexico to radically alter the trade pact in favor of American interests.

Josh Wingrove Andrew Mayeda and Eric Martin | Bloomberg News
January 22, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics

Trump Administration Losing Patience Over NAFTA Talks

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The U.S. is running out of patience with Canadian and Mexican resistance to key American proposals ahead of talks next week on a new North American Free Trade Agreement, two people familiar with the matter said.

Andrew Mayeda | Bloomberg News
January 19, 2018