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  • Fuel-surcharges may become U.S. law

    May 2, 2001 by Canadian Shipper

    Truckload Carriers Association is putting its weight behind a bill expected to be introduced in the U.S. Congress which calls for legislating fuel-surcharges. Last October, the association formed a committee to look into the idea of a mandatory fuel surcharge

  • Container phenomenon turns 45

    May 2, 2001 by Canadian Shipper

    Containerization has turned 45. The use of the first container by Sea Land at Port Newark, April 26 1956, fist signalled a huge change in global commercial trade in the free market. Moving cargo in large, standardized steel and aluminium

  • Rigs finally set to haul PEI. potatoes to the US

    May 1, 2001 by Canadian Shipper

    Farmers and truckers in P.E.I. are anxiously watching as the first loads of potatoes are set to head for the border for the first time in six months. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency combed the Island over the weekend, ensuring

  • Cost of grain movement by rail escalates

    May 1, 2001 by Canadian Shipper

    The Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA) has approved a 3.5 per cent increase in the volume-related composite price index for grain movement this year. The increase is geared toward offsetting increased rail costs for such things as labor, fuel and material.

  • Reimer Express President named new Chair of Canadian Trucking Alliance

    May 1, 2001 by Canadian Shipper

    Reimer Express President and CEO Allan Robison is the new chairman of the Canadian Trucking Alliance. Robison’s election came at the end of the CTA Annual General Meeting. He replaces former TST Solutions President John Stollery whose term expired.

  • Export Import Controls Bureau to use ViaSafe technology

    May 1, 2001 by Canadian Shipper

    The Export Import Controls Bureau has announced in a letter to all custom brokers and associations that it has signed a deal with Ottawa’s ViaSafe to offer licensed custom brokers connectivity to the new Export Import Control System. The Bureau

  • SAP regrouping behind focus on collaborative processing

    May 1, 2001 by Canadian Shipper

    SAP is embarking on a restructuring process that will see the company turn its focus on extended enterprise and collaborative processing rather than traditional internal-facing systems. The new strategy, unveiled in Lisbon at SAPPHIRE, SAP’s European user group conference, its

  • U.S. DOT outlines 2002 transportation budget

    May 1, 2001 by Canadian Shipper

    U.S. Transportation Secretary Norman Y. Mineta outlined the challenges facing the U.S. transportation system during his address to the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, detailing U.S. President Bush’s proposed $59.5 billion fiscal 2002 budget for the U.S. Department of Transportation.

  • DHL launches EasyShip upgrade

    May 1, 2001 by Canadian Shipper

    DHL Worldwide Express has released an upgraded version of EasyShip v4, the desktop PC-based shipment management system which operates on the windows platform and aims to provide easy access for customers to automate and manage their shipments. The system was

  • KLM sells cargo service centre to D.Logistics

    May 1, 2001 by Canadian Shipper

    Germany-based integrated full logistics service solutions provider D.Logistics AG is to take full acquisition of Cargo Service Center. D.Logistics AG and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (KLM) have recently signed an agreement on the acquisition. CSC, currently wholly owned by KLM,

  • Study confirms reflective tape on trucks reduces fatalities

    May 1, 2001 by Canadian Shipper

    A new study by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) confirms that the reflective tape now being required to make trailers on big trucks easier to see is effective in preventing crashes. According to the

  • Transport Minister asks for examination on hours of service rules

    May 1, 2001 by Canadian Shipper

    Canada’s Federal Transport Minister David Collenette wants the House of Commons Standing Committee on Transport and Government Operations to examine the rules governing commercial drivers’ hours of service. A review of the rules for commercial drivers’ hours of service is