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March 25, 2014

Get Ready to Ship: Canada-Korea Free Trade Agreement Is A Go

After almost a decade and 14 rounds of negotiations, Canada and Korea arrived on terms that were acceptable to both sides and signed a free trade agreement. The Canada-Korea Free Trade Agreement (CKFTA) is the first of its kind. In fact, it marks Canada’s first […]
March 10, 2014

A Rising Freight Index Doesn’t Have To Be Frightening

January 2014 was a record month. In fact, it was a month of records. The Canadian Freight Index rose to new heights, even higher than we saw in the record-breaking December 2013. January numbers surpassed December’s—increasing 43%! The company that compiles the index, TransCore Link […]
February 24, 2014

Rolling In The Right Direction With Dashboard Cams

Mounted digital dashboard video cameras are gaining popularity with truck drivers across North America. China and Russia are already using them. According to The Ontario Trucking Association, it looks like this trend isn’t going away any time soon. A recent CBC evening newscast reported that […]
February 13, 2014

Rising Rates Means Raising Our Bar

According to the Canadian General Freight Index (CGFI), freight costs climbed 0.75% in November 2013 compared to October. While we want to say that this is just a one-off, one-month one-time increase, the fact is Total Freight Costs have been slowly increasing for the past […]
January 27, 2014

A New Year’s Revelation: Positive Prediction$ For 2014

Export Development Canada sees 2014 as a year of promise. According to their Vice President and Chief Economist, Peter G. Hall, “if the leading indicators are really rising together in a sustainable way, it’s pointing to a new upsurge of growth.” Hall outlines four main […]
January 6, 2014

Robot On Board: The future of driverless fleets

Forget driver-free cars, the future of driverless vehicles is in trucking. Automated-vehicle experts predict that the first wave of operational autonomous vehicles will be of the long-haul variety. Why is the trucking and logistics industry extremely interested in driverless technology? There’s money to make. Or […]
December 9, 2013

Delivering The Goods Means Predicting The Future

“Global Logistics Strategies: Delivering the Goods” tells an interesting story. Or more importantly, it forecasts an interesting future. The book explores the history of logistics and uses its dynamic past to predict our industry’s future. One which will see many more advances, according to the […]
November 25, 2013

On the Rails: Increased Sharing of Dangerous Goods Information

The Harper government issued a protective direction aimed to maintain safe railway transportation in Canada. This direction states that all rail companies must share information about the transportation of dangerous goods with the municipalities they travel through in order to give local government the information […]
November 10, 2013

The List: What’s Your Biggest Concern?

In late October, the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) published its list of the Top 10 Trucking Industry Concerns. Last year, respondents said their number one worry was the CSA—understandably so due to concerns over the lack of crash accountability and its inability to accurately […]

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