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  • 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

  • Inland moves into Saskatchewan and Manitoba with recent acquisition

    November 10, 2018 12:06PM by Truck West

    BURNABY, B.C. – Inland Kenworth extended its dealership network into Saskatchewan and Manitoba with the acquisition of Custom Truck Sales (CTS). “We chose CTS because our companies hold similar values – providing excellent service and quality products with an emphasis

  • No place like home

    November 9, 2018 12:13PM by Sandy Johnson

    “Toto, I’ve a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore.” This line from The Wizard of Oz has come to signify that we are no longer in a place we recognize or feel comfortable. When my lawyer of the last 30

  • Titanium posts strong Q3 earnings

    November 9, 2018 8:54AM by Truck News

    BOLTON, Ont. – Titanium saw its revenue climb 42% in the third quarter, while netting a profit of $1.1 million. Truck transportation EBITDA climbed 59% to $4.2 million in the quarter, while the logistics segment came in at $1.4 million,

  • Stayin’ small

    November 5, 2018 9:00AM by Sonia Straface

    GUELPH, Ont. — For some, the road to success is a winding one. For others, it’s one that’s straight and narrow. Flash Freight Systems’ road falls closer to the latter. The business was started in 1998 as a part of Spruce

  • Canadian shipping costs continue to rise

    November 2, 2018 10:12AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The total cost of ground transportation for Canadian shippers rose 2% in August, according to the latest Canadian General Freight Index. The base rate was up 2.3%, while average fuel surcharges assessed by carriers decreased to 17.8%

  • Arnold Bros. celebrates 60 years in trucking industry

    November 1, 2018 6:29PM by Truck West

    WINNIPEG, Man. – Today marked the 60th year Arnold Bros. Transport has been in business. Founded in 1958 by Frank and Gerry Arnold, the Winnipeg-based carrier started when the brothers expanded the family farm with the transportation of grain. “It’s