Government, Business, Logistics

TXTA Chief: Driver Wait Times at Border Becoming a Burden

Commercial vehicles wait to pass into Mexico at the border crossing in Progreso, Texas. Hundreds of commercial trucks wait in line to cross the Progreso International Bridge into Mexico on April 13. (Michael Gonzalez/Bloomberg News)

The discomfort of drivers having to wait long hours to enter Texas from Mexico should be considered amid the focus on freight delays resulting from Gov. Greg Abbott’s recent directive to enhance border safety inspections, says the head of the Texas Trucking Association.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
April 14, 2022
Government, Business, Logistics

Vaccine Rule Raises Shipping Costs for Canadian Grocer

A customer exits a Metro Inc. grocery store in Toronto. A customer exits a Metro Inc. grocery store in Toronto. (Cole Burston/Bloomberg News)

The head of one of Canada’s largest supermarket chains says the vaccine mandate for truckers crossing the U.S.-Canada border is raising the cost of shipping fresh food. But so far, it has had little impact on the retailer’s ability to stock shelves.

Derek Decloet | Bloomberg News
January 25, 2022
Government, Business, Logistics

Foreign Truckers Must Be Vaccinated to Enter US Starting Jan. 22

Vehicles enter the U.S. from Canada at the Ambassador Bridge in Detroit. Vehicles enter the U.S. from Canada at the Ambassador Bridge in Detroit. (Paul Sancya/Associated Press)

Starting Jan. 22, travelers entering the United States at land ports of entry — notably along the Canadian and Mexican borders — and ferry points who are not U.S. citizens must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, the Department of Homeland Security announced.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
January 20, 2022
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

New Vaccine Rules Take Effect at Canadian Border

Canadian trucker heading toward U.S. border A driver heads back to the truck after stopping at Canadian Customs heading toward the U.S. at the border in St-Bernard-de-Lacolle, Quebec, on Jan. 14. (Christinne Muschi/Bloomberg News)

As of Jan. 15 new, tougher COVID-19 vaccine requirements took place for people to cross from the U.S. into Canada. That applies to truck drivers and other essential workers.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
January 18, 2022
Government, Business, Logistics

Tougher Vaccine Requirements Poised to Take Effect at Canada Border

The Ambassador Bridge connecting Detroit with Canada Trucks cross the Ambassador Bridge into the United States. Canada's requirement that only vaccinated drivers will be allowed to haul freight into the country goes into effect Jan. 15. (Paul Sancya/Associated Press)

More stringent COVID-19 vaccine requirements set to take effect at the borders may put new pressure on freight traffic between the United States and Canada, experts said.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
January 10, 2022
Government, Technology, Autonomous

Ontario, Michigan Partner to Explore Transportation Technologies

Ambassador Bridge The Ambassador Bridge is one of the border-crossings in the Detroit-Windsor Gateway. (Cole Burston/Bloomberg News)

Government leaders in Ontario and Michigan have partnered to advance transportation and mobility technologies in a cross-border testing setting.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
August 26, 2021

Reliance Partners Adds Borderless Coverage to Portfolio

Trucking insurance company Reliance Partners has acquired Borderless Coverage, a North American cross-border supply chain insurance provider.

February 18, 2021
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

Value of NAFTA Freight Jumped in October, BTS Finds

Trucks cross the U.S.-Mexico border at Otay Mesa. Trucks cross the U.S.-Mexico border at Otay Mesa. (Sam Hodgson)

The United States carried more freight by value with its North American Free Trade Agreement partners in October 2017 than in October 2016, according to a study released by the Bureau of Transportation Statistics Jan. 4.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
January 5, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics

NAFTA Negotiations Proceed With Little to Show

Otey Mesa border crossing Mexican trucks are inspected at the Otay Mesa border crossing in San Diego (TT File Photo)

Canada and Mexico are holding firm in their resistance to addressing America’s most contentious proposed changes to NAFTA in the latest talks, with the parties making some slow progress on areas of greater consensus.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
November 21, 2017