• transportes2

    North Dakota extends vaccine offer to Saskatchewan truckers

    North Dakota, which made headlines in recent days offering to vaccinate Manitoba truck drivers at the border, is extending the offer to Saskatchewan. About 2,000 Saskatchewan residents who transport goods across the border will qualify under the agreement between Premier Scott Moe and North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum. “Trade with the United States is essential for the Saskatchewan economy,” Moe said. “These essential workers are crossing the border to ensure our residents and those in the United States have access to the goods and services they need to get through this pandemic. This extraordinary level of cooperation helps protect more Canadians at a time when vaccine availability in America exceeds that…

  • transportes2

    TFI International posts strong Q1, prepares to close UPS Freight deal

    TFI International’s blockbuster acquisition of UPS Freight couldn’t have been timed better. The division achieved record Q1 earnings, with UPS’s Supply Chain and Freight Group more than doubling profits. But Alain Bedard, TFI International’s chairman and CEO, knows there’ll be more work to do when the acquisition closes later this quarter. “The division did better in Q1,” he acknowledged during an April 28 conference call with analysts to discuss TFI’s Q1 results. “It’s still a far cry from where it should be. The trend is good, but once we take over the company is going to have to accelerate the change and improvement that’s taking place right now.” When TFI…

  • transportes2

    Stillwater involved in five transportation deals, anticipates more M&A activity

    Stillwater Capital has announced it has been involved in five transportation and logistics acquisitions over the past six months and expects frenzied M&A activity to continue. The deals include: TFI International buying FreightLine Carrier Systems; FreightWise obtaining funding from Riverside Group; ONE for Freight being purchased by Reimer World Corp.; Freightcom buying Shipgooder; and Supply Chain Alliance’s sale to Metro Supply Chain Group. Doug Nix, Stillwater chairman, said he expects the hot start to 2021 deal making to continue. “We expect this level of activity to continue over 2021. Why? Because in many areas, historic supply chains and channels to market have radically changed,” he said.  (Photo: iStock) “These changes…

  • transportes2

    Buttigieg Invited Keynote Speaker at Automated Road Transportation Symposium 2021

    Continuing TRB’s annual summer symposia on automated vehicle systems, TRB will host the virtual 2021 Automated Road Transportation Symposium (ARTS21) July 12-15, 2021. Pete Buttigieg, U.S. Transportation Secretary is an invited keynote speaker, pending his schedule. During the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure’s hearing with Secretary Buttigieg in March, he noted the unique opportunity in updating the concept of mobility in the country, including through automated vehicles. Since 2012, the Symposium has offered the world’s largest, most diverse, collaborative, and participatory conference on automated vehicles and their effects on road transportation. It will continue to build on discussions on safety, urban mobility planning, environmental impacts, artificial intelligence, and more.…

  • transportes2

    Continental celebrates 150 years in business

    From its beginnings as a German rubber manufacturer in 1871 – before the manufacture of the first automobile – Continental has become one of the automotive industry’s largest corporations and suppliers. Continental is celebrating its growth as it turns 150 this year. It now employs more than 235,000 people in 58 countries. Among its achievements was moving into the North American tire market with its purchase of General Tire in 1987. It now employs more than 15,000 people in the U.S. (Image: Continental) Continental says 75% of vehicles on the road are equipped with its tires or automotive technologies. Throughout the year, the company plans to share stories of its…

  • transportes2

    Moción de NDP pide alivio de seguro de camión de Ontario

    El MPP del PND de Ontario Guy Bourgouin (Mushkegowuk-James Bay) ha presentado oficialmente una moción pidiendo al gobierno provincial que aborde los crecientes costos de seguro que enfrentan los propietarios-operadores. “Hoy es una victoria para todos los camioneros en el norte de Ontario y en toda la provincia que enfrentan costos agobiantes en su industria. La aprobación de esta moción en la legislatura es un reconocimiento de que se necesita acción para lidiar con los astronómicos costos de seguros que enfrentan los camioneros, y la escasez de conductores en esta provincia”, dijo en un comunicado relacionado. Guy Bourgouin, MPP de Mushkegowuk-James Bay. (Foto de archivo) La moción pide al gobierno…