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North American freight numbers show increase in US-Canada pipeline traffic

WASHINGTON, D.C.--The latest Bureau of Transportation Statistics report shows that US-NAFTA freight totaled $103.0 billion in June 2014 as all five major transportation modes – air, vessel, pipeline, rail, and trucks – carried...
Aug 28, 2014 11:32AM


PIT receives government funding for engine programming project

MONTREAL, Que.--FPInnovations’ Performance Innovation Transport (PIT) group, a not-for-profit engineering and research group for the North American trucking industry, today announced that it has received funding from the Quebec government...
Aug 28, 2014 11:21AM


ILWU grain handlers ratify contract

SAN FRANCISCO, Cal.--The west coast International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) grain handlers have ratified a contract with Louis Dreyfus Commodities, United Grain Corp and Columbia Grain.
Aug 28, 2014 11:19AM


Price the deciding factor in global ocean freight: study

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--Price is the deciding factor in the global ocean freight business, a current Simon-Kucher study reveals. The majority of carriers and forwarders rely on high discounts, not on value-driving sales activities, to generate...
Aug 28, 2014 11:12AM


Ryder website makes commercial truck rental easier, company says

MIAMI, Fla.--Ryder System, Inc. has launched the all new Ryder Rental Reservation Website to help commercial customers in the U.S. and Canada simplify the management of their truck rental needs. On the new website at...
Aug 28, 2014 11:07AM


WiseTech Global launches "real world" Supply Chain Education Program

SYDNEY, Aust.--A technology training program developed by WiseTech Global is set to give vocational and college-level students a head start as they prepare to enter the logistics industry. The WiseEducation Partner program provides students...
Aug 28, 2014 8:56AM


Commodity prices inch down in July: Scotiabank

TORONTO, Ont.--Scotiabank's Commodity Price Index edged down by 0.3% month-over-month (m/m) in July, as oil prices lost momentum, partly due to an easing of concern over geopolitical supply risks in Libya and Iraq.
Aug 28, 2014 8:53AM


US FedEx drivers ruled employees

Oakland, Calif. -- Over two thousand FedEx drivers in California can now consider themselves employees and not contractors—at least for the time being.
Aug 27, 2014 3:37PM


Port Metro Vancouver reports strong mid-year cargo volumes

VANCOUVER, B.C.--Port Metro Vancouver has released its 2014 mid-year cargo volume numbers showing continued growth for Canada’s Pacific Gateway. Port Metro Vancouver posted a 3.6 per cent growth in overall tonnage compared to the same...
Aug 27, 2014 2:27PM


Bison Transport supports the Princess Patricia Canadian Light Infantry's memorial baton relay

WINNIPEG, Man.-- Bison Transport is a proud sponsor of the Princess Patricia Canadian Light Infantry’s Memorial Baton Relay, which is travelling across Canada and will arrive in Winnipeg on Thursday August 28.
Aug 27, 2014 10:34AM


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