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TRANSPORTATION

Nationally, industry is down 80,000 drivers
Detours are already in place, with work set to continue through fall of 2023.
CP transports grain, ethanol, potash and crude oil across Canada and the Midwest, and services grain elevators across North Dakota and Minnesota.
After failing to reach an agreement with unionized workers in negotiations this week, CP has announced its plan to lock out employees on Sunday, March 20, unless an agreement is reached.

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Oil prices jumped on the news, with Benchmark Brent crude for May climbing by 5.4% to $129.91 a barrel.
Amid the fallout from Russia's invasion of Ukraine, the national average hit $4.104 per gallon. Still, according to a federal inflation calculator, $4.10 in early 2008 would be well above $5 today.
Companion legislation would double current application fees.
Coming in second with 21,372 votes was "Ctrl Salt Delete," followed by "The Big Leplowski" (17,478), "Plowasaurus Rex" (13,209) and "Scoop Dogg" (13,144).
Already 2022 has emerged as a crucial year for Northern Lights Express, the proposed commuter railway that faces more state hurdles than federal ones.
More than two-thirds of the $511 billion in goods traded annually between Canada and the United States travels on roads.

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Those interested in scheduling a pickup can reach the new transportation service at (507) 372-4444.
Lane restrictions expected to be removed early next week.
The combination will create the first direct railway linking Canada, the United States and Mexico, with a network spanning 20,000 miles and approximately $8.7 billion of annual revenue. It marks the end of a high-stakes bidding war.

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