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Rapidly expanding trucking firm building 150,000-sq-ft Windsor warehouse

Wednesday, July 19, 2017
The Windsor Star/Brian Cross

A rapidly growing trucking firm started out of a Brampton basement in 2012 is building a 150,000-square-foot warehouse to take advantage of Windsor’s strategic location at the U.S. border.

BSD Linehaul intends to start construction this fall at its 18-acre site on Division Road west of the CN Rail tracks. It plans on building a $23-million cross-dock facility to take advantage of the fact the U.S. is expected to require trucks be equipped with electronic logging devices by the end of this year. These costly (about $5,500 per truck) ELDs keep track of the hours a driver’s been on the road and start flashing and continue flashing until the driver pulls over and goes to bed.

Though not required yet in Canada, Canadian trucks going to the U.S. have to have them and the device starts recording the trip as soon as you start. The new warehouse will enable a Canadian truck without an ELD to stop and transfer its load at in Windsor and have another ELD-equipped truck take it over to the U.S., or a Canadian truck that’s equipped with ELD and nearing its time limit can drop off its load in Windsor so another truck can finish the job. [Read More]

 

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