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  • Transportation Logistics Company changes name to Triage

    November 26, 2014 by Julia Kuzeljevich

    MONTREAL, Que.–Barry and Todd Brule of The Transportation Logistics Company (TLC) announced today that their company name has changed to Triage Logistics Company. The new look, name and website better reflect the boutique style offerings of the now 16 year

  • Feds announce steps to further strengthen railway

    October 29, 2014 by Canadian Shipper

    OTTAWA, Ont.– The federal government is taking steps to address the Transportation Safety Board of Canada’s (TSB) recommendations stemming from its final report on the Lac-Mégantic train derailment. The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, announced the measures Wednesday. The TSB

  • American Petroleum Institute publishes industry standard for shipments of crude by rail

    September 26, 2014 by Canadian Shipper

    WASHINGTON, D.C.–The American Petroleum Institute published a new set of recommended practices this week for testing and classifying crude oil for rail shipment and loading it into rail tank cars. “The development of standards is a major part of API’s

  • DHL to launch pilot project for delivery by parcelcopter

    September 26, 2014 by Canadian Shipper

    BONN, Germany–DHL Parcel will soon launch a  pilot project on the North Sea island of Juist, delivering medications and other urgently needed goods o the island at certain times of the day by DHL parcelcopter. This research project represents the

  • CP gifts $120,000 to protect Calgarians’ heart health

    September 16, 2014 by Canadian Shipper

    CALGARY, Alta.–The Canadian Pacific (CP) Grand Prix, held yesterday at Spruce Meadows, wrapped up with a big victory for McLain Ward (USA), aboard 13-year-old Warmblood, Rothchild in the $210,000 event. The Heart and Stroke Foundation was also a winner, as

  • CN to donate $300,000 to hospital expansion

    September 15, 2014 by Canadian Shipper

    MILTON, Ont.– CN has announced its support of the Milton District Hospital (MDH) Expansion Project with a donation of up to $300,000 to the MDH Foundation’s Our Home, Our Hospital Capital Campaign. Joining CN for the announcement were representatives from

  • New rule to prevent unintended train movements for US railroads

    September 9, 2014 by Canadian Shipper

    WASHINGTON, D.C.–The U.S. Department of Transportation’s  Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) today issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that will help protect communities from crude oil and hazardous materials incidents by strengthening requirements for securing unattended freight trains. The proposed

  • Supply Chain Links project updates announced by CSCSC

    September 2, 2014 by Canadian Shipper

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. The Canadian Supply Chain Sector Council has announced updates to its Supply Chain Links Project. Through Part 1 of the project, the Council is developing 15 new occupational standards for occupations in transportation or related to Canada’s gateways

  • CBSA marks new prefab port at West Poplar River, Sask.

    August 21, 2014 by Canadian Shipper

     WEST POPLAR RIVER, Sask.–The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has a new modular port at West Poplar River in southern Saskatchewan. CBSA President Luc Portelance and Vice-President of Comptrollership Claude Rochette marked the occasion with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The

  • Minister Raitt responds to Transportation Safety Board report on the Lac-Mgantic derailment

    August 19, 2014 by Canadian Shipper

    OTTAWA, Ont.–The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, issued the following statement today in response to the release of the Transportation Safety Board’s (TSB) final report from its investigation into the July 6, 2013 train derailment in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec: “Canadians

  • Transporation Safety Board identifies “systemic problems” leading to Lac-Mgantic train accident

    August 19, 2014 by Canadian Shipper

    LAC-MEGANTIC, Que.– The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) investigation into the Montreal, Maine & Atlantic Railway (MMA) train derailment in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec (investigation report R13D0054), concluded that a multitude of factors led to the accident which left 47 people

  • Bad instructions led to crash with train

    August 13, 2014 by Canadian Shipper

    TILLEY, Alta.–Poor driver instructions and a lack of familiarity with the route were just two of the reasons why a tractor trailer collided with a freight train last year. The Transportation Safety Board (TSB) released its final report on the