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Manitoulin Transport started using electronic logging devices (ELDs), in lieu of paper logs, in 2012.
Canada to mandate ELDs, industry says benefits outweigh costsCanadian truck drivers can start throwing away their pens and pencils over the next few months. Traditional paper logs used to track hours will be phased out in favour of electronic logging devices (ELDs).A Canadian Press report in February said that Transport Canada intends to introduce legislation to mandate electronic logging devices. The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) confirmed this report.“It’s something we’ve been working on with the government to bring about,” said the CTA’s vice-presi...


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Tallman Group buys Tru-Nor Truck Centres
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Porter adds sixth Thunder Bay flight
Since Porter Airlines touched down in Thunder Bay in 2009, they’ve been rewarded with a million passengers between the northwestern Ontario city and the regional airline’s hub at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport. To return the favour, Porter will add a sixth daily flight between the two air...


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