Truck News


  • Trucking conditions remained negative in April: FTR

    June 12, 2019 7:43AM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Trucking conditions in the U.S. improved slightly in April, according to the Trucking Conditions Index by FTR, but remained in negative territory. FTR reports the rate environment continues to soften and economic indicators linked to freight are

  • U.S. spot market truckload volumes fall 12% in May

    June 11, 2019 4:35PM by Truck News

    PORTLAND, Ore. – Spot market truckload freight volumes failed to meet expectations in May, transportation information provider DAT Solutions said on Tuesday. The number of full-truckload van loads moved on the spot market declined 12% in May compared to April,

  • Continental renames urban waste transport tires

    June 11, 2019 11:21AM by Truck News

    FORT MILL, S.C. – Tire giant Continental has renamed its commercial waste transport tires and retreads for improved clarity. “The new nomenclature is descriptive and easy to use, ensuring that tire dealers and fleets are able to pinpoint the tire’s

  • Spot market load volumes increased in May

    June 11, 2019 10:34AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Canadian spot market heated up in May, with load volumes rising against a lesser increase in truck volumes. TransCore Link Logistics reported daily average load postings surged 9% the week after an announcement to end steel

  • Maxim raises more funds for CancerCare Manitoba  

    June 11, 2019 8:56AM by Truck News

    WINNIPEG, Man. – Scores of volunteers from Maxim Truck and Trailer took part in the Challenge for Life 2019 in Winnipeg on Saturday, raising $230,000 for CancerCare Manitoba. That takes the total money raised by the company for the charity

  • Home Hardware shines again at CORTDC

    June 11, 2019 8:49AM by Truck News

    KITCHENER, Ont. – Home Hardware driver Shawn Matheson was named Grand Champion at the Central Ontario Regional Truck Driving Championships on June 8. Home Hardware also took the team award. Matheson won the tandem-tandem division at the competition, held at

  • JLD-Lague expands to offer Peterbilt trucks

    June 11, 2019 7:51AM by Truck News

    LAVAL, Que. – JLD-Lague has received a capital injection of $13.5 million to expand its operations and acquire TransDiff and Centre de transmission JDH in Quebec City. The funding came from Fonds de solidarite FTQ and Fondaction Invest, to the

  • Manitoba gets funding to help curb heavy-duty vehicle emissions

    June 10, 2019 5:57PM by Truck News-West

    WINNIPEG, Man. – Manitoba will receive a federal investment of up to $5.9 million to help improve the fuel efficiency of heavy-duty vehicles, matching a provincial contribution toward the efficient trucking initiative program. The announcement was made today by federal

  • Thunder Bay set to vote on designated truck route

    June 10, 2019 3:06PM by Truck News

    THUNDER BAY, Ont. – After years of bitter debate, Thunder Bay will finally vote this Monday on a controversial proposal to create a designated truck route – one that could steer traffic away from several truck-focused businesses. A city council

  • Trucking industry welcomes U.S.-Mexico deal

    June 10, 2019 1:07PM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. — The North American trucking industry is praising a deal reached late last week between the United States and Mexico to avoid a trade a war. U.S. President Donald Trump had threatened to impose escalating tariffs on Mexican

  • FCA US and Aurora to develop autonomous vehicles

    June 10, 2019 10:40AM by Truck News

    AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – The North American division of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, FCA US, is teaming up with startup Aurora to develop self-driving commercial vehicles. Under a partnership announced on Monday, FCA US will integrate Aurora’s self-driving Aurora Driver platform

  • Women drivers honored with salute at Atlantic Truck Show

    June 10, 2019 7:38AM by Truck News

    MONCTON, N.B. – The fifth ever Canadian Salute to Women Behind the Wheel took place at this year’s Atlantic Truck Show in Moncton, N.B. on June 8. The salute, which was organized to honor and recognize women who drive trucks

  • Industries voice concern as Trump tariffs loom

    June 7, 2019 2:47PM by Abdul Latheef

    TORONTO, Ont. — As Mexico braces for the first installment of what U.S. President Donald Trump has threatened would be escalating tariffs, the trucking and automotive industries are warning that the move would have devastating effects on their sectors. Trump

  • Truck-Lite finalizes acquisition of TrackPoint Systems

    June 7, 2019 10:52AM by Truck News

    FALCONER, N.Y.  – Truck-Lite Co., a leader in heavy-duty and off-road lighting, telematics, engine protection, safety and visibility systems, has completed the acquisition of TrackPoint Systems, a supplier of asset management solutions. The two companies have been working together since

  • Tonnage surplus in U.S. trade with Mexico confirmed

    June 6, 2019 2:15PM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – An extensive analysis of U.S. government data has confirmed a longstanding surplus with Mexico in terms of rail tonnage and a growing truck tonnage surplus over the past three years, transportation intelligence provider FTR said Thursday. The