Trucking executives said the industry could see some benefits of the recently announced U.S.-Canadian trade agreement as early as this year.
President Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper signed an agreement on Dec. 7 at the White House dealing with a range of trade and border issues. The agreement built upon a framework assented to in February.
“Trucking should benefit from specific objectives listed, including an integrated cargo security strategy, developing pre-clearance initiatives to relieve border congestion, provide information on border wait-times and service levels, establishing a single window for electronic data submissions and enhancing border infrastructure,” American Trucking Associations said in a statement. Read more here.