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Canadian Trucking Firms’ 2Q Revenue Up, Profits Down on Higher Expenses

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Canadian trucking businesses posted higher revenue but saw their operating profits slip in the second quarter, due to higher expenses, Statistics Canada said Tuesday.

January 10, 2012
Government

U.S., Canada to Speed Border Crossings for ‘Trusted’ Firms

President Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper unveiled a plan last week aimed at speeding border crossings and enhancing trade between the United States and Canada.

December 15, 2011
Government

Canadian Trucking Companies’ 1Q Profits Slip

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Canadian trucking companies’ operating profits fell 4.7% to C$936 million in the first quarter from a year earlier, as a 6.3% increase in operating expenses outpaced operating revenue, Statistics Canada reported.

October 4, 2011
Government

U.S. Postal Service Suspends Accepting Mail to Canada Due to Ongoing Work Stoppage

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Due to the ongoing postal strike by Canadian mail workers, the U.S. Postal Service said it suspended accepting most mail bound for Canada over the weekend.

June 20, 2011
Government

U.S.-Canada-Mexico Transshipments Rose 8.5% in 2010

Goods transshipped between the United States, Canada and Mexico rose 8.5% last year to $60.8 billion, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation.

June 20, 2011
Government

Ontario Considers Longer Truck Wheelbases

Ontario officials are considering allowing longer tractors on its highways in response to a request from the province’s trucking industry.

Timothy Cama | Staff Reporter
May 3, 2011
Government

Fleets Seek More Uniformity in Inspections of Shipments Crossing U.S.-Canada Border

Even with the proper security credentials, it’s a bit of a crapshoot every time one of Kevin Hogan’s company trucks leaves a terminal in Ontario for a border crossing with a load of freight bound for the United States.

March 14, 2011
Government

Vitran’s 3Q Profit Improves

Vitran Corp. said Tuesday its third-quarter profit improved on gains in its less-than-truckload and supply chain operations.

October 26, 2010
Government

Opinion: Canada’s Trucking Week 2010

Except for those who live in the northernmost parts of Canada or other remote regions of our country, we Canadians tend to take for granted the idea that when we need a loaf of bread or gasoline or a new high-definition TV, it will be on a local store shelf or in a storage tank or a warehouse.

September 13, 2010
Government

Canadian Cabinet Shuffle Yields New Transport Minister

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper has named Chuck Strahl the country’s new transport minister.

Michele Fuetsch | Staff Reporter
August 10, 2010

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