Rail strike creates truck slowdown in Canada

| Wednesday, May 23, 2007

A week-old strike by 3,200 rail workers in Canada is leading to delays for truckers who are trying to pick up intermodal freight.

And the Canadian Pacific Railway has filed court papers charging that picketers at at least one terminal were illegally intimidating truckers.

The Vancouver Sun reports that railroad officials also said, by the end of the week it may be impossible to unload trains at some terminals because they’re so crowded with undelivered containers.

The union representing the strikers denies that any intimidating tactics are being used.

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