Grand Porter Logistics Blog

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Our blog features the latest logistics tips, news, and opinions. Whether you want to read about FTL and LTL shipments or trucking in general, we’ve got you covered.

Seed For Thought
Seed For Thought

Posted by Celeste Martin on April 26th, 2017

Attention all Shippers! Produce is taking over the industry and peak shipping season is in full swing! Produce season is an exciting time of year for our industry. Fresh goods are ready to ship to grocers and vendors, and our job is to get them there. Truckloads are in high demand across the continent, and […]

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Alberta’s Carbon Levy
Alberta’s Carbon Levy

Posted by Celeste Martin on March 6th, 2017

Over the past two months you may have noticed that the cost to move freight through, originating or destined to Alberta has increased, and here’s why. On January 1, 2017 the province of Alberta implemented a carbon levy in order to help reduce greenhouse gases that are responsible for climate change. These gases include, transportation […]

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Goodbye 2016, Hello 2017!
Goodbye 2016, Hello 2017!

Posted by Celeste Martin on December 22nd, 2016

It’s hard to believe that another year has passed, but as we ring in the New Year we will be celebrating our 5th year in business here at Grand Porter. We achieved our goals of 2016, and hope that we fulfilled and exceeded your shipping and logistics expectations. As we bid farewell to a successful […]

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What the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement between Canada and the EU means for you?
What the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement between Canada and the EU means for you?

Posted by Celeste Martin on November 8th, 2016

After the announcement that Belgian Government overcame an impasse with the region of Wallonia on October 27th, Canadian Prime Minster Justin Trudeau and European Union Presidents were eager to meet and make the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) official. Three days later, On Sunday, October 30th, 2016, the European Union and Canada […]

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Panama Canal Expansion causing waves in the Shipping Industry
Panama Canal Expansion causing waves in the Shipping Industry

Posted by Celeste Martin on July 15th, 2016

It’s been nearly a decade and the 5.2 billion dollar Panama Canal Expansion project is finally complete. The Panama Canal is a man-made 48-mile waterway that connects the Atlantic Ocean with the Pacific Ocean, and for the first time since its original construction in 1914, the Panama Canal has undergone major renovations. A new traffic […]

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Get your wheels turning for CVSA’s 29th annual International Roadcheck
Get your wheels turning for CVSA’s 29th annual International Roadcheck

Posted by Celeste Martin on June 6th, 2016

It’s that time of year again folks! The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) annual International Roadcheck kicks off tomorrow. Here’s what you can expect over the next 72 hours. This year’s emphasis is on tire safety, which seems to be a direct correlation from last year’s results. According to CVSA more than 4% of inspections […]

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A Peek Inside International Shipments
A Peek Inside International Shipments

Posted by Celeste Martin on April 29th, 2016

Shipping is a diverse industry, and there are many options to consider when moving your goods. But, when it comes to moving freight from one continent to another, there are only two choices; transport the goods by plane, or by ship. Here are just a few factors to consider when making this decision: How much […]

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The Unmanned Future – Part II
The Unmanned Future – Part II

Posted by Celeste Martin on April 11th, 2016

The trucking industry has been represented such as a chameleon with the many changes that have occurred over the past few decades. In most recent years the greatest changes have come from the introduction of new technologies. Paper maps, CB radios, and physical logbooks have all been replaced or are no longer the norm; do […]

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The Unmanned Future
The Unmanned Future

Posted by Celeste Martin on March 23rd, 2016

The dawn of robotics has us all wondering about the future of the shipping industry. It’s evident when we look back on the timeline of our history just how much technological advancements have shaped the way we move goods from A to B. The Pony Express gave way to the locomotive, which followed with motorized […]

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Tis’ the season
Tis’ the season

Posted by Celeste Martin on March 7th, 2016

The quiet months are nearing their end in the transportation industry, and unfortunately for retailers, favoured truckload rates are too. You may have already noticed the decline of carrier availability as the country begins to prepare for the summer, but get ready, because produce season is almost here. And whether you ship produce or not, […]

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