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  • BC amends wide-base single tire regulations

    The Province of BC has amended its regulations affecting weight on Wide Based single tires. Effective immediately, BC will be increasing weight allowances for wide base single tires (WBST), 455 mm or greater to the following weights:

  • BCTA announces 2018/19 Board & Executive Committee

    On June 9, the British Columbia Trucking Association (BCTA) elected a Board of Directors for 2018 – 2019 at BCTA’s Annual General Meeting and Management Conference in Whistler, BC.
    Members of the Board of Directors for this term:

  • CTA says it’s time for a national oversight policy for non-compliant carriers

    The Canadian Trucking Alliance says it’s time for all levels of government across Canada ensure new trucking firms entering the industry are prepared to operate safely while focusing enforcement resources on the small percentage of carriers who appear to have no intention of becoming compliant.

  • CTA’s top pre-Budget asks

    The Canadian Trucking Alliance issued five key policy recommendations to the federal government concerning tax fairness in the trucking sector, supporting important infrastructure projects across the country, and committing to implementing electronic on-board recorders by the end of 2019, among other things.

  • Major ACI AMPS penalties extended

    UPDATE: The Canadian Trucking Alliance has had another update from the Canada Border Services Agency that the truck turnaround option for major ACI AMPS penalties will be further extended to December 31, 2018 in the highway mode.

  • Manitoulin Global Forwarding grows

    Manitoulin Global Forwarding has acquired IPE Logistics (Canada) Ltd., of Toronto. The purchase strengthens Manitoulin’s overall global capabilities, especially from Asia to North America in the less-than-container-load (LCL) space, and provides enhanced access to Asian markets. This is the eighth acquisition Manitoulin has made in the last year to extend its offerings and global reach.

    “Asia continues to be a major engine of global growth and our customers must be able to readily leverage business opportunities in the region,” said Dwayne Hihn, President, Manitoulin Global Forwarding. “Combining IPE Logistics’ expertise with Manitoulin’s capabilities enables us to satisfy the most complex freight forwarding situations. Through this deal, businesses in Canada and across North America now have improved access to Asia’s markets via an array of robust and reliable offerings.”  

     Tony Leung and Paul Xian founded IPE Logistics in 2002 by. It has established itself as a national enterprise with offices in Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver. IPE Logistics provides freight forwarding, project consulting, e-commerce supply chain management, and warehousing
    and distribution, as well as customs brokerage consulting.  

    IPE Logistics customers can expect a business-as-usual experience with the continued leadership of Leung and Xian. 

  • New, improved TRUXPO

    Western Canada’s largest trucking and logistics show has announced details for TRUXPO 2018. The 16th edition of the bi-annual show returns May 11-12, 2018, to TRADEX in Abbotsford with a new focus on trucks for all trades and expanded features for attendees and exhibitors alike, whether trucking company owners and executives, commercial vehicle drivers, friends and family, or

  • Ten Point Action Plan to address

    The CTA believes the actions of the individual driver charged for the Humboldt tragedy should not be treated in isolation. Instead, when the findings of the carrier audit are released, the trucking industry, governments and safety stakeholders across Canada should use the facts surrounding the events of April 6 as a catalyst to finally deal with a small segment of the trucking industry that

  • The best (and worst) big cities for business investment: The 2018 Report Card

    The best and worst major cities for business investment are identified in a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute.

  • Transport Canada's policy on impairment

    Legalization of marijuana and its impact on the operation of commercial vehicles remains the focus of many national business and trade associations including the Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA), the Railway Association of Canada and the Canadian Urban Transit Association. The three national associations have been jointly raising concerns about the impact of this legislation on their


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