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  • January trailer orders higher than expected

    February 17, 2017 5:56PM by Truck West

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – FTR indicates that final January net trailer orders were strong at 32,800 units, up 86% year-over-year, but down 4% month-over-month. January was the third consecutive month of positive orders, and exceeded expectations, with dry van orders jumping

  • TFI’s Bedard sees improving conditions, more M&A ahead

    February 17, 2017 9:28AM by James Menzies

    MONTREAL, Que. – Improving conditions across all business segments are expected this year by TFI International chairman and CEO Alain Bedard, but weakness in the US truckload segment could continue through the first half of the year. On a conference

  • Kroetsch named Safety Professional of the Year

    February 17, 2017 8:27AM by Truck News

    KITCHENER, Ont. – Mike Kroetsch has been named the 2016 Central Ontario Chapter of the Fleet Safety Council’s Safety Professional of the Year. The safety consultant began his career in 1972 as a city driver. He became fleet safety coordinator

  • Wanted: More drivers

    February 16, 2017 10:42PM by Sonia Straface

    Panelists at TTSAO conference argue what needs to be done by schools and students to attract more drivers into the industry

  • TFI International posts Q4 gains

    February 16, 2017 3:50PM by Truck News

    Bedard “cautiously optimistic” about improving economy

  • News Equipment

    Manac takes minority stake in ABS Remorques

    February 16, 2017 3:06PM by Truck News

    ASBESTOS, Que. – Conveyor semi-trailer manufacturer ABS Remorques has announced that Manac has taken a minority stake in the company. “It is with great pride that we announce this partnership as it will allow us to expand our presence in

  • Omnitracs partners with Peloton to offer platooning

    February 16, 2017 1:00PM by Truck News

    DALLAS, Texas – Omnitracs and Peloton Technology have announced a partnership, which will focus on driver-assistive truck platooning and development of combined fleet management solutions. The partnership, according to Omnitracs, will bring Peloton’s truck platooning technology to its customers. The

  • Scale pre-clearance could be coming to Ontario

    February 16, 2017 11:02AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Ontario Ministry of Transportation has issued a request for information to help set the stage for the future development of commercial vehicle pre-clearance and pre-screening systems at the province’s scales. The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) lauded

  • News Equipment

    Navistar recognizes top suppliers

    February 16, 2017 9:34AM by Truck News

    LISLE, Ill. – Navistar has recognized 34 top suppliers with Diamond Supplier Awards. Those recognized represent the top 2% of the company’s supply base, according to the company. “We appreciate the value created for Navistar customers through the long-term relationships

  • How to deal with “Code Red” scenarios

    February 15, 2017 10:32AM by James Menzies

    Fleet Safety Council examines six potential catastrophes

  • Jonathan Wahba hops aboard CP intermodal train

    February 15, 2017 6:42AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – Canadian Pacific has tapped former Kriska Group chief operating officer Jonathan Wahba for the position of vice-president, sales and marketing for intermodal and grain. Wahba will report to the newly installed John Brooks, senior vice-president and chief

  • OTA, Indo-Canadian Chamber of Commerce to host town hall meeting

    February 14, 2017 1:52PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. — The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) and the Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce (ICCC) is hosting a trucking issues town hall meeting in order to mark the recent memorandum of understanding (MoU) between the organizations. The town hall is

  • Rebalancing capacity accelerates: ACT Research

    February 14, 2017 10:19AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – The latest release of ACT’s For-Hire Trucking Index showed the freight component of the index rising faster than the capacity component, boosting the spread to a level not seen since early 2014. The data suggests that the

  • Kenworth names Frost chairwoman of 2017 Parts Council

    February 14, 2017 9:19AM by Truck News

    KIRKLAND, Wash. – Kenworth Truck Company has revealed its 2017 Kenworth Parts Council and has named Jo Frost of Edmonton Kenworth its Chairwoman. The council focuses on further enhancing parts quality and customer support for truck operators and fleets. Kenworth Parts

  • News Equipment

    US fleets increase equipment buying intentions

    February 13, 2017 12:40PM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ohio – More US fleets are planning to buy new equipment in the first quarter of this year than last year, according to the latest Fleet Sentiment Survey conducted by CK Commercial Vehicle Research (CKCVR). The survey indicates a