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Canada facing intermodal challenges

Posted on: January 29th, 2018

Increasing regulation and a shortage of trucks is causing slowdowns in Canada’s intermodal supply chain.

These challenges include regulations on electronic log devices in the US, infrastructure weakness and congestion, a shortage of drivers and increasing costs of operation. For beneficial cargo owners, the problems are being compounded by high service demand for hazardous, reefer and other specialist cargo. The situation is exacerbated by limited free time at US and Canadian rail depots.

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