Looming Canadian railroad strike could affect trucking

| Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Another strike could be around the bend for Canadian National railroad workers – and its effects would likely be felt by the trucking industry as well.

Today’s Trucking reports that nearly 80 percent of the railroad’s conductors and yard workers have rejected a tentative contract agreement reached between their union and Canadian National.

The United Transportation Union is now asking for new talks with the railroad.

A recent two-week strike by the railroad workers disrupted an estimated $100 billion worth of exports from container cargo being left at the ports to automakers going without assembly components.

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