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  • Worst may be over for shippers: FTR

    December 18, 2018 12:31PM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Conditions for U.S. shippers eased in October, suggesting the worst may be over for them. The FTR Shippers Conditions Index rose to a reading of -2.1 in October, reflecting the best environment for shippers in more than

  • U.S. truck tonnage rose in November: ATA

    December 18, 2018 12:06PM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. – U.S. for-hire truck tonnage rose 0.4% in November, and was 7.6% stronger year-over-year. The American Trucking Associations (ATA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index reached a level of 118.9, up from October’s reading of 118.4. “The fact that tonnage

  • Trucking conditions dropped sharply since August: FTR

    December 14, 2018 12:26PM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Trucking conditions in the U.S. continued to slide in October, to a reading of 3.17 on the FTR Trucking Conditions Index. That marks a significant drop since August, when it was in double digits. The index has

  • Detroit expands analytics availability

    December 14, 2018 9:19AM by Truck News

    PORTLAND, Ore. – Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) has expanded its Detroit Connect Analytics to additional truck models. The analytics package can now be ordered on new trucks, or in the aftermarket, for the new Cascadia, the original Cascadia, and

  • Day & Ross makes western acquisition

    December 14, 2018 8:53AM by Truck News

    OKOTOKS, Alta. – Day & Ross has announced it has purchased Alberta-based Stonehammer Transport. “This acquisition in Western Canada is a significant complement to our eastern flatbed fleet, bolstering our national network to better serve our customers,” said Bill Doherty, CEO.

  • Trucking to grow at slower pace: FTR

    December 13, 2018 12:24PM by James Menzies

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – The surge in truck loadings seen in 2017 and into 2018 has begun to subside, and trucking’s growth is expected to slow in 2019, according to Avery Vise, vice-president of trucking for FTR. Speaking during FTR’s State

  • New Volvo Trucks leader optimistic about the future

    December 11, 2018 5:09PM by James Menzies

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – A 53-year-old former engineer from the Netherlands now leads Volvo Trucks North America, after a successful stint in Australia where he grew the company’s market share. Now Peter Voorhoeve hopes to do the same as president of

  • Recruitment workshops coming to Western Canada

    December 5, 2018 12:43PM by Truck West

    CALGARY, Alta. – Trucking HR Canada will hold a series of workshops in Western Canada to help employers recruit and modernize their workforce. The workshops will be held in partnership with the Alberta Motor Transport Association and Alberta government. “In

  • For Mexican fleet, Canada and U.S. represent opportunity and challenges

    December 3, 2018 8:38AM by James Menzies

    PUERTO VALLARTA, Mexico – The demise of NAFTA was a worrying experience for Fernando Paez, owner and CEO of Olympic Transport, which has built a successful business out of trucking from Mexico to the U.S. and Canada. But he’s optimistic

  • Shippers seeing slowly improving conditions: FTR

    November 27, 2018 12:32PM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Conditions for U.S. shippers improved in September, and should improve further into 2019, according to the latest FTR Shippers Conditions Index (SCI). The September reading was -7.6, still strongly in truckers’ favor, but was more than a

  • Race to beat tariffs causes truck tonnage spike

    November 20, 2018 12:07PM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. – U.S. for-hire truck tonnage spiked 6.3% in October, posting a year-over-year increase of 9.5%. “After slowing at the end of the third quarter, truck freight surged in October,” said ATA chief economist Bob Costello. “Last month’s strength

  • Capacity increasing in Canadian spot market

    November 16, 2018 1:30PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – There were more trucks chasing every load in the Canadian spot market in October than in two years, according to TransCore Link Logistics. Truck capacity reached an all-time high in October, with equipment postings up 22% compared

  • Brace for rougher 2019: Mark Seymour

    November 14, 2018 3:08PM by James Menzies

    BRAMPTON, Ont. — “Fasten your seatbelts in 2019, we’re going to be in for maybe a little bit of a rough ride.” That was the sobering warning from Mark Seymour today, who was participating in a panel discussion at the

  • Trucking needs more sensible regs, not fewer: TCA

    November 14, 2018 9:57AM by James Menzies

    BRAMPTON, Ont. – There is no appetite in Washington to reduce trucking regulations, but there is great potential to make the regulations that trucking operates under more sensible. That was the message Dave Heller, vice-president of government affairs with the

  • New president/CEO leading Magnum Trailer and Equipment

    November 13, 2018 12:05PM by Truck West

    ABBOTSFORD, B.C. – Magnum Trailer and Equipment has named Andrew Taylor as its president and CEO. “Magnum has a huge opportunity in the transportation equipment market. Our products and services are designed to protect trucks and their drivers and improve