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  • Fort Garry moves into new, larger facility in Saskatoon

    May 14, 2019 2:47PM by Truck News-West

    SASKATOON, Sask. – Fort Garry Industries has a new home in Saskatoon, Sask., celebrating with a grand opening May 9. A provider of aftermarket parts, as well as truck and trailer equipment and repair services, Fort Garry’s new building has

  • Truckers Against Trafficking to auction off Kenworth T680 May 17

    May 14, 2019 2:17PM by Truck News

    KIRKLAND, Wash. –Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT) is gearing up to auction off its “Everyday Heroes” Kenworth T680 at Ritchie Bros. in Phoeniz, Az. on May 17. Proceeds from the sale go directly to TAT, a non-profit organization. “Human trafficking is

  • Trucking conditions turn negative

    May 14, 2019 10:08AM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Trucking conditions in the U.S. dipped into negative territory in March, for the first time in several years. The -1.18 rating reflected softening rates, and sluggish freight demand, according to FTR. Active truck utilization and the truckload

  • Manitoulin buys B.C. logistics company

    May 14, 2019 9:23AM by Truck News

    SURREY, B.C. – Manitoulin Transport has purchased Trident Freight Logistics, marking its first logistics acquisition in B.C. The company says the purchase strengthens the national scope of its logistics operations, with five operation centers across Canada. Trident focuses on the

  • Navistar’s Edmonton facility awarded

    May 13, 2019 4:36PM by Truck News-West

    EDMONTON, Alta. – Navistar’s Edmonton Parts Distribution Center has been awarded Top Performing Warehouse in the Truck and Heavy Equipment category by Carlisle & Co. It is the second year in a row the Edmonton facility has received the honor.

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    Fleet Sentiment Report reflects softening market

    May 13, 2019 12:20PM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ohio – A survey of truck buyers indicates some softening in the truck market. The CK Commercial Vehicle Research Fleet Sentiment Survey for the first quarter found fewer trucks will be delivered to respondents than last year. Freight demand

  • Record number of trucks in Canada’s spot market

    May 13, 2019 11:22AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – There were more trucks chasing loads in Canada’s spot market in April than an any other month in history, according to TransCore Link Logistics. Meanwhile, load postings took an expected turn down compared to March, but the

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    Continental ramps up retread production

    May 13, 2019 10:56AM by Truck News

    FORT MILL, S.C. – Continental has announced it is increasing production at its pre-cured tread manufacturing plant. The plant is preparing for a 300% increase in production this year, due to retread sales growth. In March, the company added a

  • GTI expands in U.S.

    May 13, 2019 9:38AM by Truck News

    MONTREAL, Que. – GTI Transport Solutions has announced its expansion in the U.S., through the acquisition of Jetco. Jetco is based in Houston, Texas and specializes in flatbed, heavy-haul, intermodal, logistics and specialized loads. GTI says the acquisition will allow

  • CN acquires H&R intermodal fleet

    May 11, 2019 9:00AM by johng@newcom.ca

    (CN photo) MONTREAL, Que. – CN has acquired H&R Transport’s intermodal division, recognizing the Alberta fleet’s roots along the way. “CN recognizes the role of the Foder Family who acquired H&R in the early 1950s and worked to grow the

  • Ontario to test higher speed limits on some highways

    May 10, 2019 12:08PM by Truck News

    Trucks will not be able to travel at the higher posted speed

  • Likelihood of freight recession increasing: ACT

    May 10, 2019 9:23AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – The risk of a freight recession is rising, according to the latest ACT Freight Forecast from ACT Research. “Freight remains soft, as expected, and while we see reasons for recovery in the second half of 2019, escalating

  • FTR provides mid-year economic review

    May 9, 2019 11:47AM by James Menzies

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – Industry forecaster FTR’s senior economist Bill Witte takes a slightly dimmer view of the U.S. economy than he did several months ago, but is still projecting 2.5% GDP growth this year. In a webinar to provide an

  • Merger creates iHaul Freight Systems

    May 9, 2019 11:32AM by Truck News-West

    LANGLEY, B.C. – Alberta’s H&R Transport and B.C.’s iHaul Freight Ltd. have merged creating iHaul Freight Systems. The agreement, which is subject to closing conditions, will see H&R Transport’s over-the-road transportation division unite under the iHaul banner. iHaul Freight Systems

  • Mack debuts electric-powered waste truck

    May 8, 2019 2:34PM by Truck News

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Mack Trucks showcased its LR battery-electric refuse truck at WasteExpo. The demonstration model will begin real-world testing next year with the New York City Department of Sanitation. “The Mack LR BEV is the latest example of