Important Notice: Potential Rail Strike Impacting Shipments in Canada

1 May 2024

To all our valued customers:

We wanted to reach out to inform you about the ongoing negotiations between Canada Pacific Kanas City (CPKC) and Canadian National (CN) railways with the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC). This could lead to the possibility of a strike or lockout, which could significantly impact rail services.

As part of our commitment to proactive communication, we aim to keep you informed and prepared for any potential disruptions. The earliest date for a strike that has been mentioned is May 22nd, 2024.

In the event of a work stoppage, all rail lines across Canada will cease operations, resulting in a halt of all shipments via the railways. To mitigate potential delays and ensure the continuity of your supply chain, we advise taking proactive measures.

We recommend sending any freight shipments destined for Western or Eastern Canada before May 16th to get ahead of the delays. Please plan your shipping schedules, accordingly, aiming to have all freight delivered to us between May 2nd and May 16th. It’s important to note that as we approach the potential strike date, there may be service disruptions and delays.

For further assistance, clarification, or alternative options, please don’t hesitate to reach out to your dedicated sales representative.

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