Category Archives: Industry Information

Crosborder Truck Trade

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2 Things You Have to do Start Doing because of Transportation of Dangerous Goods Changes.

This July 2014 the Government of Canada updated some key section of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act.  This article explains two key things you’re going to have to start doing because of the changes.  The Government cited the reason … Continue reading

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How far on $500 worth of diesel fuel?

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How Off-Shoring Effects North American Transportation Patterns

This is part 9 in our 10 part series on North American transportation. The Change in Transportation Patterns Over the last decade transportation patterns changed from primarily North/South to East/West.  The state of transportation a decade ago was a flow … Continue reading

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LTL Transportation Companies – Direct Service vs. Hub and Spoke

There are two distinct ways that LTL shipments are transported in North America by LTL Transportation Companies.  Most people don’t appreciate the difference.  Here’s an explanation of the two systems and their advantages and disadvantages. Hub and Spoke LTL Transportation … Continue reading

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The Hardened Border Between Canada and the US Over the Last Decade and the Effect on Transportation

Since that infamous day on September 11, 2001 there have been many changes at the border between Canada and the United States to improve security.  Many of these changes had profound impacts on the transportation industry, in particular trucking companies, … Continue reading

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The Canadian Oil Economy and its Effect on Transportation to Western Canada

The Oil Boom in Western Canada has been great for the economies of the western provinces in Canada, but has wreaked havoc on the transportation systems that exist in western Canada.  Business is booming, but it presents some unique challenges … Continue reading

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Backhauls & How Canada/US Population Distribution Affects Transportation and Logistics

Ever wonder why there are so many trucks in some places and none in others? Have you ever wondered why there are so many trucks in a particular area and none in others, or why the rates going to a … Continue reading

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How the Canada/US Exchange Rate Effects Cross Border Transportation

Ever Wonder how the Canada/US Exchange Rate Effects Cross Border Transportation? The exchange rate between Canada and the United States has a huge impact on the balance of trade and truck traffic between Canada and the US.  This article explains … Continue reading

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Why U.S. Freight is so different from Canadian Freight – 10 Part Series – Part 1

How Geography affects Transportation Geography and geographic factors significantly affect freight patterns, particularly when you contrast U.S. freight with Canadian and transborder freight. Here are some of the geographic factors that affect transportation: Population Distribution In Canada, 80% of the … Continue reading

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