Canada

Canada

22 Jul 2014
The union representing about 400 harbor truck drivers at Port Metro Vancouver has given Canadian officials until July 30 to enforce government-mandated pay rates for drivers, or face another possible trucker strike at Canada’s largest port.
17 Jun 2014
Truck drivers in Vancouver who suspect that they are being paid less than the minimum rate established by the government can now voice their complaints via a hotline established by the port authority and the British Columbia transportation ministry.
17 Jun 2014
Spot market freight volumes, as measured by the DAT North American Freight Index, have started to normalize after a harsh winter that drove the index to new heights.
Truck in Vancouver, British Columbia
17 Jun 2014
Harbor trucking interests at Port Metro Vancouver are working with port and government transport officials to prevent driver unrest from escalating into another damaging strike at Canada’s largest port.
13 Jun 2014
The Canadian government is contributing C$3 million to a new project that aims to reduce trucker wait times at Port Metro Vancouver.
Ocean Carrier Rate Revision Roundup for June 13
13 Jun 2014
Multiple container lines have planned general rate increases in various trade routes to take effect in July...
12 Jun 2014
Canada’s Minister of Labor Kellie Leitch is heading to Vancouver, British Columbia, tonight to mediate a labor dispute between Seaspan and two tugboat unions that guide ships into and out of the port, in the hopes of avoiding a strike.
Ocean Carrier Rate Revision Roundup for June 6
06 Jun 2014
Numerous container lines have planned general rate increases in various trade routes to take effect July 1, although any gains achieved could be fleeting as overcapacity and sluggish global demand continue.
03 Jun 2014
Unexpected shipment delays this week? Don’t be surprised if they’re attributed to a three-day, international truck and bus safety inspection blitz.
03 Jun 2014
Intermodal rail shippers could see an uptick in rates not just because truckload pricing will rise, but also because the U.S. and Canadian railroads want to throttle back volume growth to keep favorable margins, a noted rail analyst said.
02 Jun 2014
Canada’s largest trucking operator, TransForce, will purchase U.S. trucking company Transport America for $310 million, including the assumption of $150 million in debt held by the Eagan, Minnesota-based carrier, the companies said today.