Government, Business

US Can Import Canadian Trucks That Follow Safety Standards, NHTSA Says

Canada, United States border dondothisathome/Flickr

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced Jan. 2 in the Federal Register that Canadian-made vehicles that do not comply with federal motor vehicle safety standards but adhere to comparable Canadian standards are eligible for importation into the United States.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
January 2, 2018
Business, Logistics

QRC Logistics Cuts Ribbon on New Canadian Warehouse

QRC Logistics, a Canadian third-party logistics firm, opened a new 289,000-square-foot warehouse in Ontario on Dec. 20.

January 2, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Canada Announces ELD Proposal as US Mandate Takes Hold

ELD example PeopleNet Communications Corp.

As the electronic logging device mandate takes effect in the United States, Canada has published its own first draft of rules that would require the devices for truck drivers.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
December 18, 2017
Government, Business

Canadian Lumber Tariff Raises Questions About Ramifications on Trucks, Railroads

A customer shops for lumber Gene J. Puskar/Associated Press

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.

October 20, 2017
Government, Logistics

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

Canada and U.S. flags takenbykevin/Flickr

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last week that among its top objectives in upcoming negotiations on the North American Free Trade Agreement — which superseded the FTA in 1994 — is the elimination of the Chapter 19 dispute-resolution mechanism that previous Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney went to such lengths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

Benjamin Dherin/Flickr

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.

December 19, 2016
Government, Business, Logistics

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

Norm Betts/Bloomberg News

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.

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