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Maple Leaf Motoring: Carriers could shut down if pulp mill closes

Maple Leaf Motoring is a weekly rundown of developments in the world of Canadian transportation. This week: pulp mill’s closure could string trucking, Saskatchewan highways get an  infusion, Transplace appoints head for Canada, and transport associations visit Central Bank. Trucking companies could go out of business if a pulp mill in Nova Scotia shuts down …

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Maple Leaf Motoring: Canadian transport payrolls drop in July

Maple Leaf Motoring is a weekly rundown of developments in the world of Canadian transportation. This week: Examining the decline in transport employment; Quebec sues over fatal tanker truck crash; Cervus looks at acquisitions; and Day & Ross opens a new terminal.  Transportation and warehousing payrolls dropped by nearly 15,000 in July in what could …

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Maple Leaf Motoring: Why more cross-border freight flows to Canada than U.S

Nearly twice as much freight by volume and by spend travels from the United States to Canada than the other way around on Transplace’s network. “The disparity is pretty glaring,” said Jeff Thomas, senior vice president of capacity services at the Texas-based transportation management provider. The reason, according to Thomas, boils down to Canada having …

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Maple Leaf Motoring: Trucks, ‘cannon’ could help stranded salmon

Maple Leaf Motoring is a weekly rundown of developments in the world of Canadian transportation. This week: getting migrating salmon to safety, premiers back mandatory driver training and VR simulator to improve driver skills. Trucks or even a specialized cannon could be used to transport migrating salmon blocked by a landslide in British Columbia.  About …

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Maple Leaf Motoring: Transport and warehouse employment jumps in Canada

Maple Leaf Motoring is a weekly rundown of developments in the world of Canadian transportation. This week: Transportation and warehouse employment rises, Mountie foils C$25,000 lobster caper, and British Columbia begins works on mandatory driver training. Employment in Canada’s transportation and warehousing sector jumped by 1.2 percent during June, largely driven by hiring in Ontario.  …

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Maple Leaf Motoring: Ontario gets new transport minister

Maple Leaf Motoring is a weekly rundown of developments in the world of Canadian transportation. This week: Ontario gets third transport minister in less than a year, Mullen raises capital, the federal government delays trailer emissions standards and new VR videos test rail safety knowledge. Ontario has a new minister of transportation as part of …

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Maple Leaf Motoring: U.S. trucks will need Canadian-certifed ELDs

Maple Leaf Motoring is a weekly rundown of developments in the world of Canadian trucking. This week: What Canada’s ELD mandate means for U.S. trucks, a deadly truck crash outside the Port of Vancouver and Michigan lawmakers take aim at Windsor-Detroit bridge funding. When Canada’s electronic logging device (ELD) mandate takes effect in 2021 , …

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Maple Leaf Motoring: Will ELDs end cheap hauls to the Yukon?

Maple Leaf Motoring is a weekly rundown of developments in the world of Canadian trucking. This week, the effect of ELDs on domestic routes, job growth continues in transport and an Ontario carrier adds a location near Chicago. When Canada’s electronic logging device (ELD) mandate takes effect, likely in 2020 or 2021, the trucking industry …

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Maple Leaf Motoring – Could CBP redeployments cause delays at Canadian border?

Maple Leaf Motoring is a weekly rundown of developments in the world of Canadian trucking. This week – potential delays at the U.S.-Canada border, Ontario tests higher speed limits and Titanium buys back stock. Border delays feared after U.S. border officers redeployed U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has temporarily reassigned officers away from border …

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