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  • Schneider Logistics becomes SmartWay partner

    September 30, 2008 by Canadian Shipper

    GREEN BAY, Wis. — Schneider Logistics has been named a SmartWay Transport Partner by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Schneider Logistics received the accreditation for its responsible environmental management of its network of 1,200 third-party transportation carriers and commitment

  • Government report praises potential environmental gains from speed limiters

    July 4, 2008 by Canadian Shipper

    OTTAWA, Ont. — The Government of Canada has released a report showing positive environmental gains from capping the speed of large commercial trucks at 105 km/h. The report reveals that speed limiters on large trucks could result in 228.6 million

  • Freight trains boon for commuters: US report

    July 3, 2008 by Canadian Shipper

    WASHINGTON — Shifting 25% of US freight from trucks to rail by 2026 would reduce traffic congestion, saving commuters about 350 litres of gasoline and 41 hours of drive time a year, according to the Congestion Relief Index from Demographia,

  • Liberal green shift plan gets thumbs down from CTA

    June 25, 2008 by Canadian Shipper

    OTTAWA, Ont. — The Canadian Trucking Alliance has expressed its objection to the Liberal Party of Canada’s carbon tax plan, choosing instead to support emission-reducing incentives. “The last thing the trucking industry needs is more tax on diesel fuel,” says

  • Pearson airport to reduce cargo landing fees

    June 19, 2008 by Canadian Shipper

    TORONTO, Ont. — The Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) has announced that cargo landing fees at Toronto Pearson, the leading air cargo gateway in Canada, will be reduced by 25% effective Jan. 1. “This is a positive change that will

  • Transportation Appeal Tribunal of Canada appoints new members

    May 15, 2008 by Canadian Shipper

    OTTAWA, Ont. — Franois Audette, Danile Dion, Dr. Trevor Gillmore, Maurice Jaques and Sandra Lloyd have all been appointed to the Transportation Appeal Tribunal of Canada (TATC). “I am delighted that these capable and experienced individuals have agreed to serve

  • Canada-U.S. ballast water inspections protect the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway ecosystem

    May 6, 2008 by Canadian Shipper

    OTTAWA, Ont. — A two-day event highlighting joint Canadian and American efforts to protect the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway from invasive species wrapped up earlier today in Montreal. Hosted by the Canadian St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation, the

  • Goodyear joins U.S. EPA SmartWay transport partnership

    April 23, 2008 by Canadian Shipper

    AKRON, OH — The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has joined the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s SmartWay Transport Partnership, which previously approved using the company’s Fuel Max linehaul tires on SmartWay tractors and trailers. SmartWay is a collaboration between the

  • Panamanian container ship runs aground enroute to Port of Montreal

    March 18, 2008 by Canadian Shipper

    TROIS-RIVIERES, Que. — The Government of Canada is closely monitoring Panamanian ship MSC Sabrina which has run aground in Trois-Rivires and will study the final lightering plan as soon as it is received. The plan must be prepared by the

  • Canada announces Health of Oceans initiative

    October 10, 2007 by Canadian Shipper

    MONT-JOLI, QC– The Honourable Lawrence Cannon, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, today announced a five-year commitment by Canada’s New Government to the Health of the Oceans Initiative.“Canada’s New Government is committed to protecting Canada’s marine environment,” said Minister Cannon.