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Path to net zero transportation complex, says Conference Board of Canada

Canada remains far short of its 2050 target for net-zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, despite gains already made in the transportation sector. The latest report by the Conference Board of Canada shows Canada consumed 18 billion liters of diesel in 2020, with about 480,000 heavy-duty vehicles producing 42% of the country’s road transportation emissions in …

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Ontario’s Northern Task Force to ensure transportation plans reflect needs

The Ontario government has created the Northern Task Force to focus on transportation needs and opportunities in the region. The locally-based force, made up of community-based leaders, will examine ways to make it easier for people and goods to travel, while boosting economic growth in the North. “Our government understands that Northern Ontario has unique …

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Trucking conditions improved in November as diesel prices leveled off

Steadier diesel prices contributed to improving trucking conditions in November, according to the latest Trucking Conditions Index from industry forecaster FTR. The jump, from 7.75 in October to 10 in November, was also boosted by firmer freight volumes and rates. The industry forecaster expects the index will remain in this range through the first half …

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U.S. confirms Canadian truckers will need to be vaccinated as of Jan. 22

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has confirmed Jan. 22 as the date Canadian truckers will need to be fully vaccinated to enter the country. The long-expected move follows Canada’s own vaccination mandate for truckers and other essential workers that went into effect Jan. 15. “Starting on Jan. 22, 2022, the Department of Homeland Security will require that non-U.S. individuals entering …

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Truck transportation sector records 8% vacancy rate in Q3

Canada’s truck transportation sector recorded an 8% job vacancy rate in the third quarter of 2021, lagging only behind the accommodation and food service sector, the latest data from Trucking HR Canada shows. The unfilled jobs came as the broader trucking and logistics sector expanded to 732,800 employees during the year. In contrast, it employed …

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Henry to lead KSMTA expansion into Canada

KSM Transport Advisors (KSMTA) has expanded into Canada with the launch of KSMTA Canada, it was announced Thursday. KSMTA has appointed Chris Henry as chief operating officer of KSMTA Canada. Henry will introduce KSMTA’s freight network engineering and strategic planning services to the Canadian transportation market and develop KSMTA’s infrastructure and suite of product and …

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Three things fleets are doing well (and two they aren’t)

The Truckload Carriers Association’s (TCA) annual Best Fleets to Drive For competition offers a unique window into emerging trends within the top fleets to work for in the U.S. and Canada. The exhaustive surveying and interviewing process fleets in the program are put through by judges, a team employed by online training firm CarriersEdge, reveals …

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TTC announces executive, board of directors

The Toronto Transportation Club (TTC) on Thursday announced its 2022 executive and board of directors. The executive directors are: John Foss, president and executive manager national accounts, Trailcon Leasing; Cynthia Nagamatsu, past president and vice-president commercial client services, Hargraft; Liam O’Briain, 1st vice-president & COO Kee Human Resources; Chris Petersen, 2nd vice-president & senior manager, …

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Ocean Trailer adds MAC, Beall product lines

Ocean Trailer has added MAC Trailers and its Beall Manufacturing tanker subsidiary to its product line. The dealer will carry MAC’s flatdeck, end dump, transfer, and pneumatic trailer lines but not liquid tank trailers. Beall produces tanker and pneumatic trailers. “We are fortunate to bring Ocean Trailer into our national dealer network and looking forward …

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U.S. vaccine mandate for cross-border truck drivers coming in days: Trudeau

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is holding firm on a new vaccine mandate that has applied to border-crossing truck drivers since Jan. 15, stressing that similar U.S. rules are on their way. “The U.S. is moving forward in coming days with an identical mandate to ensure truckers are vaccinated,” he said Wednesday during a media briefing. …

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