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  • Prolonged rail strike will impact trucking industry

    November 22, 2019 3:59PM by Derek Clouthier

    CALGARY, Alta. – The effect of the current CN Rail strike could have both positive and negative impacts on the trucking industry in Western Canada when it comes to the movement of grain products like wheat, barley, and canola. Though

  • TCA panel offers view from the top

    November 21, 2019 10:24AM by James Menzies

    BRAMPTON, Ont. – Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) chief Stephen Laskowski is encouraged increased regulatory scrutiny is being paid to the trucking industry, and hopes it will continue to be targeted at the bad actors. “If we are going to change,

  • Shippers continue to enjoy favorable conditions: FTR

    November 21, 2019 7:14AM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Conditions in the U.S. continued to favor shippers in September. FTR’s Shippers Conditions Index remained in positive territory at a 6.4 reading. While fuel pricing rose, freight volumes, capacity utilization and logistics cost factors all favored shippers.

  • U.S. truck tonnage slid in October

    November 20, 2019 5:37AM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. – U.S. for-hire truck tonnage slipped 0.3% in October, according to the latest data from the American Trucking Associations (ATA). That comes on the heels of a 1% bump in September. “October’s tonnage change, both sequentially and year-over-year,

  • Canadian spot market loads, trucks rose in October

    November 19, 2019 9:54AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – Canadian spot market load volumes rose 4% in October, but truck volumes also spiked. The 10% increase in trucks brought the truck-to-load ratio up 5%, to 3.90. The average ratio of trucks to loads is up 28%

  • CTA reinforces need for flexibility in labor code changes

    November 19, 2019 9:38AM by Truck News

    OTTAWA, Ont. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) is calling on the feds to preserve exemptions to labor code provisions, to reflect the operational realities of trucking. The Alliance sought and obtained exemptions related to the scheduling of workers, which

  • Trucking conditions weaken

    November 18, 2019 1:30PM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Trucking conditions further deteriorated in September, with the FTR Trucking Conditions Index reaching its lowest reading since May. The reading of -2.94 reflects a relatively weak environment for carriers, however FTR said it’s not forecasting any further

  • CN receives strike notice

    November 18, 2019 9:01AM by Truck News

    MONTREAL, Que. – CN Rail conductors, trainpersons and yardpersons represented by Teamsters are threatening to walk off the job as soon as Nov. 19. “We continue to negotiate in good faith to reach a fair agreement before the strike deadline,”

  • Schneider donates trucks to attract new talent

    November 15, 2019 8:41AM by Truck News

    GREEN BAY, Wis. – Schneider has found a creative way to attract new drivers – by giving them trucks to learn on. The fleet donated 10 gently used, late model trucks to select CDL driver training programs. The trucks are

  • Consumers driving U.S. economy, as business investment stalls: FTR

    November 14, 2019 12:58PM by James Menzies

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Business investment has dried up due to uncertainty over trade tensions, but consumer spending remains strong and has kept the U.S. economy moving forward. Consumer spending is the most critical component of the economy, since it drives

  • ‘The taxman will come’: Lawyer on Driver Inc.

    November 14, 2019 7:46AM by James Menzies

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – Kim Stoll, a transportation lawyer with Fernandes Hearn LLP, had some strong advice for truckers operating under the Driver Inc. model, which she offered at the ISB Global Biz and Breakfast Nov. 13. “I know it sounds

  • Purolator opens state-of-the-art Toronto facility

    November 12, 2019 1:50PM by John Tenpenny

    TORONTO, Ont. — The morning after Toronto’s first snowfall, it was only fitting Purolator held the official opening of its new state-of-the-art terminal in the city, part of the company’s network expansion that will help process an estimated 35 million

  • Rates remain under pressure: ACT

    November 12, 2019 7:30AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – ACT Research reports contract truckload rates fell to US$2.28 per mile in the third quarter, down 2% year-over-year. In its ACT Freight Forecast, U.S. Rate and Volume Outlook, the industry forecaster suggested further declines are in store.

  • Inside Best Fleets – Part 2

    November 11, 2019 9:14AM by James Menzies

    The second in a series from behind the scenes of the Best Fleets to Drive For competition

  • J&R Hall Transport to open facility at CentrePort Canada

    November 1, 2019 3:14PM by Truck News-West

    WINNIPEG, Man. – CentrePort Canada welcomed nine new companies at its Winnipeg, Man., location, including trucking company J&R Hall Transport. Companies have either established operations or are in the process of building new facilities in the Brookside Business Park, a