Tag Archives: Canada

Truck convoy planned for Special Olympics

WINNIPEG — A truck convoy event will hit the road Sept. 12 to raise money for Special Olympics. Members of the Law Enforcement Torch Run working with members of the trucking industry will meet in Oak Bluff at 11 a.m. … Continue reading

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A survey shows Americans DONT want Mexican Trucks in the US.

Two out of three Americans oppose allowing Mexican trucks on U.S. highways and more than half want to keep “Buy American” provisions in the federal stimulus program. A new national survey by Rasmussen Reports shows 66 percent of those questioned … Continue reading

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Cobra Announces Partnership with ProMiles and TruckDown On New Navigation System for the Professional Driver

Professional Driver Navigation & Routing Device Available in September 2009 Cobra Electronics (Nasdaq: COBR) today announced a partnership with ProMiles(R) Software Development Corporation, in association with TruckDown Info International, Inc., in the development of a new navigation system specifically for … Continue reading

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Monson Trucking to close; 200 jobs will end in August

Monson Trucking, based in Duluth, is shutting down operations for good by Aug. 31, putting 200 people out of work. Many of its 100 employees in Duluth were told Wednesday in multiple meetings, said Michael Monson, one of the owners. … Continue reading

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Hoffa Praises House for Passage of TSA Reauthorization

Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa praised the House of Representatives on Thursday for swiftly passing HR 2200, which would tighten transportation security. Hoffa also thanked House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Bennie Thompson for his work on the bill authorizing spending … Continue reading

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Mexico Gets Serious in the U.S. Crossborder Trucking Fight. So Should Obama.

Mexico is ramping up the pressure on the United States to get the Americans to live up to terms of the NAFTA fine print that allows Mexican truckers to operate in this country. The latest squeeze is a $6 billion … Continue reading

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Statewide crackdown focuses on truck safety

GREENWICH — The state will run an around-the-clock safety inspection blitz over the next three days at the weigh station south of Exit 2 on Interstate 95 as part of a national truck safety crackdown. The target is overweight commercial … Continue reading

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U.S.-Canada border closed by Akwesasne protest of guns at crossing

CORNWALL – The Seaway International Bridge was shut down before midnight on Monday when the Canada Border Services Agency left their posts on Cornwall Island to avoid a violent confrontation with the Mohawks of Akwesasne over a contentious arming issue. … Continue reading

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Truckers say new regs won’t jam borders

BURLINGTON, Vt. — Americans returning from Canada, Mexico, Bermuda and parts of the Caribbean will need more than a driver’s license to get back into the USA beginning Monday — and efforts are underway to prevent that from turning into … Continue reading

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