Category Archives: Shipping to Canada

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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The Logistics of the Foreign Driver in Transborder Transportation

An overwhelming majority of transborder truck traffic between Canada and the US is done by Canadian drivers.  Knowing this, can help you plan  your logistics around a foreign driver. I’ve covered in previous articles why Canadian Drivers dominate transborder trucking … Continue reading

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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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How Your Canada US Freight Costs are Affected by the Decline in Canadian Manufacturing

The Change in the Canadian Economy Canadian Manufacturing has been declining for over a decade.  Jobs have switched to service industries or resource based production.  Meanwhile, the imports from China have increased.  If you’re in the freight business you should … 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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Why U.S. Freight Is So Different – Top 10 Reasons

As a transportation company in Canada we deal with customers in both the United States and Canada. The majority of U.S. shippers likely ship 90% or more within the U.S. and less than 10% to Canada. Many shippers in the … Continue reading

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