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1 Feb, 2017

Southbound I-75 closure

2017-02-01T15:59:13+00:00 February 1st, 2017|

Starting on February 4th, the Southbound lanes of the I-75 at the Rouge River Bridge will be closed for 2 years to rebuild the deck of the bridge. This will add an additional 20 to 35 miles depending on the detour, and the traffic congestion is expected to add significant time to all Southbound trips. [...]

18 Jan, 2017

Challenger annual price increase of 5.6% effective April 1, 2017.

2017-01-18T16:11:01+00:00 January 18th, 2017|

Effective April 1, Challenger will be implementing an annual price increase of 5.6% for all services.   Challenger is committed to being a leader in the transportation industry with its modern fleet, technology and investment in employees. Challenger is a North American leader in the supply chain industry and has been since our inception in 1975.  [...]

23 Dec, 2016

Carbon Tax affecting diesel fuel prices in the New Year

2016-12-23T11:07:01+00:00 December 23rd, 2016|

Ontario will see fuel price increases of up to 5 cents per litre over the current average price in January 2017, because of a new carbon pricing policy. Canadian provinces will have until 2018 to each implement their own carbon tax program or the National Carbon Tax Program will take effect. Challenger will continue to [...]

10 Nov, 2016

Challenger Logistics Office in California

2017-09-15T17:13:55+00:00 November 10th, 2016|

Challenger continues to grow! Challenger Logistics has a new office in California at: 100 W Broadway Suite 215, Long Beach CA. Challenger Logistics International offers a full Logistics solution and supply chain management. We work with you to design an efficient, value-add solution for your unique distribution needs: • Build a profile of your business [...]

14 Oct, 2016


2017-09-15T17:13:55+00:00 October 14th, 2016|

   One word, WOW! Challenger has exciting news. We are introducing a new Driver Referral Program that is available to CMF Employees, Drivers and Owner Operators (and Elgin referring Challenger drivers).   Every successful hire includes: An initial $500 Another S500 after 6 months Increased pay on mileage AND a chance to win an all-inclusive [...]

28 Mar, 2016

Volvo steering shaft recall replacement completed at Challenger

2016-06-23T16:18:13+00:00 March 28th, 2016|

  With a tremendous amount of coordination and effort from our dedicated team at Challenger, and the ongoing support of Volvo, all of our impacted units from a recent steering shaft recall are now fully operational after receiving the necessary authorized repairs.  This was a proactive measure from Volvo and we took immediate action to [...]

4 Mar, 2016

Wide-Load and Alternate Motorist Detours

2017-09-15T17:13:59+00:00 March 4th, 2016|

Due to a severe rock slide on or around February 29th a portion of the I-75 will be closed for roughly 2-3 weeks as they do road cleanup, maintenance and rock blasting according to the T-DOT website. A detoured route has been assigned to commercial motor vehicles. Southbound lanes are expected to re-open in about [...]

11 Jan, 2016

Ontario’s Nipigon River bridge fails, severing Trans-Canada Highway

2016-02-24T16:03:29+00:00 January 11th, 2016|

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/thunder-bay/nipigon-river-bridge-closed-transcanada-1.3397831 East-West Travel Shut Down as Trans-Canada Closed After Bridge Failure: Message from Ontario Trucking Association The newly constructed Nipigon River Bridge on Highway 11/17 in northern Ontario is closed for “an indefinite time due to mechanical issues,” according to the Ontario Provincial Police. Several media reports suggest the bridge – located 100 kilometres northeast [...]

7 Jan, 2016

Sleep Apnea and Professional Drivers

2017-09-15T17:14:01+00:00 January 7th, 2016|

Sleep Apnea is a sleep disorder that affects approximately 10-20% of the population and simply means pauses in breathing during sleep. Sufferers of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) stop breathing for 10 seconds or more due to complete or partial blockage of the airway because the muscles in the throat fail to keep the airway open [...]