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  • Loving that lease

    December 17, 2019 7:00AM by Derek Clouthier

    Several factors can influence a carrier’s decision to purchase a new or used truck to add to its fleet. And with an ever-changing marketplace that demands flexibility, leasing has become a more viable option for those looking for adaptability, peace

  • Inside Best Fleets – Part 3

    December 16, 2019 7:50AM by James Menzies

    Best Fleets to Drive For nominees face an intensive interview process

  • FTR takes look back at ‘steady’ 2019

    December 12, 2019 12:18PM by James Menzies

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – “Steady as she goes” was how Avery Vise, FTR’s vice-president of trucking characterized 2019 in a Year in Review State of Freight webinar Dec. 12. A rise in carrier bankruptcies doesn’t reflect worsening freight volumes, but rather

  • Western carrier ceases operations, sells its assets

    December 10, 2019 3:56PM by Truck News-West

    SHERWOOD PARK, Alta. – Alberta-based carrier Ventures West Transport is selling off all its assets, as the company’s majority owner has decided to cut its losses. Ventures West, which serviced the western provinces, Yukon, and N.W.T., was doomed after an

  • STA looks to improve industry image and attract new workers

    December 9, 2019 2:25PM by Derek Clouthier

    REGINA, Sask. – The Saskatchewan Trucking Association (STA) is on a mission to change the general public’s impression of the trucking industry. Susan Ewart, executive director of the STA, said with the ever-increasing age of truck drivers and what she

  • Michelin and Denray Tire expand services in Western Canada

    December 5, 2019 8:03PM by Truck News-West

    GREENVILLE, S.C. – Denray Tire is joining Michelin Retread Technologies as a franchisee manufacturing commercial truck retreads, servicing Manitoba and Saskatchewan. A family-owned and operated company in Western Canada, Denray Tire has been in business since the early ‘70s and

  • Female leaders share keys to success in business

    November 27, 2019 7:51AM by James Menzies

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – Trucking HR Canada’s Women with Drive tour continued Nov. 26, with a visit to TransCore Link Logistics’ Mississauga headquarters, where about 130 guests gathered to hear from three inspiring women in the trucking industry. The Mississauga stop

  • ARW Truck Equipment expands in the west

    November 25, 2019 11:15AM by Truck News-West

    CALGARY, Alta. – ARW Truck Equipment is expanding across Western Canada to cover Saskatchewan and the eastern section of B.C. Launched in 1895, ARW Truck specializes in the sale and support of truck-mounted equipment, and has been a staple in

  • 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