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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 […]
October 10, 2013

Will the US shutdown affect your imports, exports and bottom line?

Over a week ago, the US government shutdown due to a budget disagreement between the House (Republican controlled) and the Senate (Democrat controlled). While minor fluctuations in the stock market indicate that analysts believe this shutdown will be short lived, other experts are warning that […]
March 25, 2013

Road Money and Border Improvements in 2013 Budget

Source: http://www.todaystrucking.com/road-money-and-border-improvements-in-2013-budget OTTAWA — The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) has picked through the details of the recently announced 2013 federal budget and highlighted the sections that look to affect the trucking industry. There were a number of positive developments related to border and road infrastructure […]
February 7, 2013

2013 Outlook Unclear for Ontario Truckers: Survey

Source: http://www.todaystrucking.com/2013-outlook-unclear-for-ontario-truckers-survey TORONTO — “Contrasting trajectories of truck freight volumes and freight pricing appears to be further muddying the trucking economic forecast for the next several months,” the Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) said in its first-quarter 2013 (1Q13) Business Survey. The less-than-peak shipping season that […]
February 4, 2013

Canadian Freight Index Drops in December

Source: http://www.todaystrucking.com/canadian-freight-index-drops-in-december-transcore-reports TORONTO — TransCore’s Link Logistics Canadian Freight Index closed 2012 with December freight volumes down for both year-over-year and month-over-month by 16 percent, the company said yesterday. Looking on the somewhat positive side, annual volumes for 2012 were down 11 percent from what […]

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