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Have Your Transportation Documents Ready!

The transportation of goods is a multifaceted process. Choosing the right type of carrier, understanding the laws and regulations of international ports and providing the required documentation is important. Experienced freight forwarding companies simplify this process and ensure your goods and vehicle transport is completed with knowledge of government requirements. The safe-handling of goods and the quality service by carriers has been looked at positively over the years. Special Correspondent Read more [...]

Why Is Cargo Insurance Necessary?

Your auto business is growing and you’re interested in expanding internationally. The first step is to research shipment methods and services to understand what options are available for your business. From container shipping to RO/RO shipping, there are plenty of options to help transport goods to your buyers. How do you ensure your vehicle transport is secure from dock to deck? Freight forwarding companies, such as ViaMar, offer ancillary services, including marine cargo insurance, to Read more [...]

Self-Driving Vehicles: Reshaping the Auto Industry

Gone are the days where self-driving vehicles exist only in movies. With technological advancement, self-driving vehicles are a reality. Automated vehicles will soon replace their human-operated counterparts. Even Ontario is part of this change, as a pilot project to monitor their performance is already underway. Safety and transportation have been the key factors for the need to advance driverless technology. Safer for Everyone on the Road According to the Canadian Motor Vehicle Traffic Read more [...]

Shortage of Canadian Drivers Could Lead to Looming Shipping Troubles

Shipping and transportation may soon become more difficult in Canada, due to a looming shortage of drivers. According to the Canadian Trucking Alliance, the shortage is set to reach 48,000 drivers in about a decade. According to the data, around 30% of Canada’s truck drivers are 55 or over. The average age of a driver is over 47. It’s no surprise then that the trucking and shipping industry is has amongst the oldest workforces in the country. The Problem Isn’t Only in Canada The situation Read more [...]

Why More Women are Needed in Trucking Transportation

Logistics and transportation are both industries run predominantly by men. In the logistics industry for example, only 35% of graduates are women, the lowest of any business field. There are several historic reasons why the disparity exists, but a major one that continues to this day is the problem of perception. Transportation, and in particular trucking—is typically seen as ‘man’s work’. The stereotype of a trucker being a 6’’ burly man with tattoos, potbelly and unkempt beard Read more [...]