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The last mile: Logistics' final frontier meets gig culture

Logistics and supply chains are excellent models of efficiency, moving huge cargo containers of everything imaginable across cities, countries, and even oceans with unimaginable speed. They have a very unusual Achilles' heel, however: Main Street, USA. The so-called "last...

source: By Delany Martinez
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Canada's merchandise trade deficit widened more than forecast as crude oil prices tumbled, evidence the nation's economic expansion is being curbed by an energy slump. Oil export prices dropped 15 percent in October and the volumes shipped fell 0.9 percent, reducing total...

source: Bloomberg

President Donald Trump and the leaders of Mexico and Canada signed a revised trade pact that changes many of the rules governing the free flow of commercial goods across North America. The ceremony, held on the first day...

source: USA Today

Canvec Leasing has acquired the assets of Location RP, a Montreal-based business that specialized in renting semi-trailers and container chassis. In the process, Canvec increases its fleet by more than 50 percent. Most of Location RP's clients were based in the South Shore...

source: Truck News

The province of Manitoba is moving forward with consultations aimed at implementing a mandatory entry-level driver training (MELT) program, Infrastructure Minister Ron Schuler announced. "Our government is focused on safety above all else," Schuler said. "Mandatory entry-level...

source: Truck News

U.S. railroads reported a combined gain of 3 percent in carload and intermodal traffic for the week ending Nov. 24, according to Association of American Railroads (AAR) data. For the week, total carloads rose 1.7 percent to 232,954 units and intermodal volume increased...

source: Progressive Railroading

The UK Freight Transport Association (FTA), is calling on MPs to vote in favour of the Withdrawal Agreement to keep Britain trading post-Brexit by delivering the frictionless trade that the logistics sector was promised. James Hookham, deputy Chief Executive of FTA, represented...

source: Lloyd's Loading List


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