Truck News


  • US economy to continue slow expansion this year

    January 24, 2017 11:47AM by James Menzies

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Truckable economic activity (TEA), a measure of the trucking industry’s health, is expected to grow in 2017 at a slightly stronger rate than last year. That was the message from Robert Dieli, president, RDLB Inc., who

  • Trailcon appoints new customer service manager

    January 24, 2017 8:23AM by Truck News

    BRAMPTON, Ont. — Trailcon Leasing has named Rob Bonsma its new customer service manager for key accounts. In his new position, Bonsma will report to Mike Krell, vice-president, sales and marketing. “In this role, Rob will focus on all day-to-day operations

  • Trailer orders for December up 35%: FTR

    January 24, 2017 8:17AM by Sonia Straface

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Final net trailer orders were at 34,000 units, the FTR reported recently. This number represents a 5% decrease month-over-month, but a 35% increase year-over-year. FTR said orders exceeded expectations for the second month in a row. December

  • Fatal collision numbers spike on Manitoba roadways last year

    January 23, 2017 6:17PM by Derek Clouthier

    Trend from 2010-15 continued to decline for trucking-related incidents

  • Product Transportation

    Ridewell unveils new air-ride single point suspension

    January 23, 2017 4:00PM by Truck News

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Ridewell Suspensions has released the first model of its air-ride single point suspensions in the new RAR-254. The Ridewell Air-Ride Single Point Suspension leverages proven components of the popular model RAR-266 suspension to provide the smoothness of an

  • Feature Transportation

    Reporting on the rise

    January 23, 2017 2:38PM by Derek Clothier

    After a year in Western Canada, IBC’s cargo theft reporting program viewed favorably

  • OTA supports road safety bill

    January 23, 2017 11:10AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. — The Ontario Trucking Association said today that it supports Bill 65. Bill 65’s intent of allowing municipalities to introduce photo radar technology in school and community safety zones is a measure that should improve road safety by

  • Will reworking of NAFTA mean SHAFTA for Canada?

    January 23, 2017 9:33AM by Roger McKnight

    Most times, I guess, balance is inevitable. But that’s a contradiction in terms, which may befit the newly “inauged” president when he takes office on Friday. If we couldn’t predict what he might say yesterday or the day before, the

  • Canada Cartage helps the homeless

    January 23, 2017 8:19AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. — Once again Canada Cartage supported Project Winter Survival this year to help the homeless survive Canada’s frigid winter. Over the years, Project Winter Survival has assembled, with the help of volunteers, almost 30,000 winter survival kits containing

  • Feature Transportation

    Building on its momentum

    January 20, 2017 3:19PM by Derek Clouthier

    AMTA enters 2017 with a rebranded logo, image and identity

  • December trailer orders up 30% year-over-year: ACT Research

    January 20, 2017 11:18AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. — ACT Research revealed that the industry closed 2016 on a solid note as December dry van orders were up 26% year-over-year and reefer orders up almost 140% over 2015. Despite the solid y/y performance, both new and net

  • Feature Transportation

    Drivers weigh in on what makes the career attractive

    January 20, 2017 10:58AM by James Menzies

    Don’t be condescending when marketing to women, one panelists warns

  • Feature Transportation

    Ports America to operate new Nova Scotia mega-terminal

    January 20, 2017 10:53AM by Sonia Straface

    SYDNEY, N.S. —  In mid-December, Ports America and Sydney Harbour Investment Partners (SHIP) announced they had reached an agreement to work together to promote, develop and manage Novaporte – a planned mega-terminal – in the Port of Sydney. The project,

  • Feature Transportation

    The win-win PORTal

    January 20, 2017 10:44AM by By Carroll McCormick

    A new trucker app is improving fluidity and reducing greenhouse gas emissions at the Port of Montreal

  • Alberta carbon tax: Money grab or economic ingenuity?

    January 20, 2017 10:23AM by Derek Clouthier

    I was looking at Twitter the other day and found a pair of opposing tweets on Alberta’s new carbon tax, which were interesting (and amusing). The first (and I am paraphrasing) read that the NDP government’s new carbon tax is