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  • Descartes acquires Airclic, mobile solutions provider

    November 24, 2014 by Julia Kuzeljevich

    WATERLOO, Ont.– Descartes Systems Group has acquired Airclic Inc., a provider of mobile solutions that help companies reduce the cost of delivering goods by automating traditional paper-based processes. Airclic’s cloud-based mobile solutions help streamline and automate complex ‘last mile’ logistics

  • C.A.T. to lease 100 Ryder CNG tractors

    October 24, 2014 by Canadian Shipper

    COTEAU-DU-LAC, Que. — C.A.T. has announced it will be leasing 100 compressed natural gas (CNG) sleeper tractors from Ryder System. This marks the first natural gas lease agreement Ryder has inked in Canada. It operates more than 500 natural gas

  • NRC launches Fleet Forward 2020

    October 16, 2014 by Canadian Shipper

    OTTAWA, Ont. — The National Research Council (NRC) wants to help fleet owners improve fuel efficiency, reduce repair and maintenance costs, decrease engine idle times, and minimize their environmental footprints. To that end, the agency has created Fleet Forward 2020,

  • Truck seller becomes bio-fuel producer

    September 15, 2014 by Canadian Shipper

    CHATHAM, Ont. – A used truck dealer plans on turning waste wood by-products into diesel fuel. “All of the provinces are increasing their [fuel] blending requirements, so we see this as the future,” said TATRO Trucks Ltd. corporate financial controller

  • Canada and US go forward with joint trucking and transportation projects

    September 5, 2014 by Canadian Shipper

    OTTAWA, Ont. –- Canada and the US have agreed to co-operate more closely on a number of transportation issues and harmonize more safety and security regulations. The consensus to work together was formalized by the Canada-United States Regulatory Co-operation Council

  • Feds to increase surveillance flights detecting water pollution

    February 20, 2014 by Canadian Shipper

    VANCOUVER, B.C.–The Government of Canda is increasing the number of flights to monitor and detect pollution from ships in Canada’s waters. The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, announced the new funding in British Columbia this week. “Tanker traffic has

  • Natural gas primer

    February 20, 2014 by Canadian Shipper

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – Being cheap, plentiful and producing fewer greenhouse gas emissions than diesel, natural gas is becoming more and more attractive to fleet operators, but many in the industry still have questions about how it can best be used.

  • North Dakota train derailment to trigger debate about safe oil transport

    January 1, 2014 by Canadian Shipper

    CASSELTON, N.D.–A December 30 train derailment and fire in North Dakota that forced the evacuation of a nearby town will trigger debate about the safety of transporting oil as the U.S. reviews TransCanada Corp.’s proposal to build the Keystone XL

  • Bison reaches LNG milestone

    December 15, 2013 by Canadian Shipper

    WINNIPEG, Man. — Bison Transport says it has now accumulated a million miles with its liquefied natural gas (LNG)-powered trucks. Bison last year entered into a five-year fuel supply agreement with Shell Canada, and purchased 15 LNG Peterbilt trucks with

  • Container shipping still faces tough economic, investment climate: carrier execs

    October 11, 2013 by Canadian Shipper

    ROTTERDAM, Netherlands–The container shipping industry was out in full force at the recent Cool Logistics Global conference, held 24-26 September in Rotterdam, Netherlands. Over 250 perishable shippers, carriers, logistics and transport providers from 30 countries gathered to discuss key topics

  • UPS to expand natural gas footprint

    October 9, 2013 by Canadian Shipper

    ATLANTA, Ga.—UPS will invest approximately $50 million to build an additional nine liquefied natural gas (LNG) fueling stations, bringing the total number of stations to 13. Four were announced in April, and all should be operational by the end of

  • Canadian rail sector to further reduce locomotive emissions under renewed agreement

    September 17, 2013 by Canadian Shipper

    OTTAWA, ON–The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport and Michael Bourque, President and CEO of the Railway Association of Canada (RAC), jointly announced a renewal of the voluntary agreement that will help reduce air pollutants and the intensity of greenhouse