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  • TransCore reports slight uptick in Canadian spot market

    September 16, 2019 12:26PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont.  – Canadian spot market saw improvement as the summer season concluded with increased load volumes, TransCore Link Logistics said in a report published Monday. “Capacity contracted slightly due to a minor bump in load volumes aided by a

  • TIP Trailer Services acquires Trailer Wizards

    September 10, 2019 7:30AM by Truck News

        AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands — Equipment service provider TIP Trailer Services has signed an agreement to acquire Trailer Wizards, a leading supplier of trailer rental and leasing services in Canada, the company announced Tuesday. Financial details were not revealed.

  • Bendix Kentucky plant to get $65-million upgrade

    September 6, 2019 12:23PM by Truck News

    ELYRIA, Ohio – Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake (BSFB) broke ground Friday on a 130,000-square-foot expansion of its wheel-end manufacturing facility in Bowling Green, Ky. The $65-million addition to the BSFB plant will increase air disc brake production capacity to keep

  • Continental names Mercer western sales manager

    September 4, 2019 2:10PM by Truck News

    ALLENTOWN, Penn. – Tiremaker Continental has named Gary P. Mercer western sales manager to oversee the company’s aftermarket program for the traditional warehouse distributor network. Mercer will work with all of Continental aftermarket product lines including TPMS sensors and service

  • Navistar subsidiary Fleetrite Parts opens more stores

    September 4, 2019 8:49AM by Truck News

    BOULDER, Col. –Fleetrite Parts has marked its 50th anniversary by announcing the opening of six new retail locations – five in North America and one in Latin America. Fleetrite is Navistar International’s aftermarket truck and bus parts brand. The company

  • EnTrans expands presence in Canada

    September 3, 2019 2:52PM by Truck News

    OAKVILLE, Ont. – U.S. tank trailer maker EnTrans International has signed a new distributor, Transcourt Inc. of Oakville, Ont., for its Heil Trailer and Polar Tank Trailer brands, expanding its presence in Canada, the company said Tuesday. Transcourt has been

  • Capital Gear appoints director of corporate development

    September 3, 2019 10:16AM by Truck News

    EDMONTON, Alta. — Capital Gear has named Joe Herauf director of corporate development, a newly created role. Herauf has more than 35 years of sales, operations and strategy development experience. “He will utilize this experience in developing and executing strategies

  • East names Kenney director of national fleet sales

    September 3, 2019 9:45AM by Truck News

    RANDOLPH, Ohio – Aluminum trailermaker East Manufacturing has promoted Douglas Kenney to director of national fleet Sales. In his new position, Kenney will continue to be responsible for fleet sales in North America while enhancing East’s position as an industry

  • Trailer orders continue to slide, while production remains robust

    August 21, 2019 1:00PM by Truck News-East

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – Trailer orders continue to drop, declining for seven consecutive months, according to ACT Research’s Trailer Components Report. The year-over-year slide began at the end of 2018, and preliminary July data shows the trend will continue. “Through June,

  • ATA says freight tonnage to increase 25.6% by 2030

    August 21, 2019 12:45PM by Truck News-East

    ARLINGTON, Va. – The American Trucking Associations (ATA) is predicting continued growth in the industry, with a 25.6% increase in tonnage by 2030. The projection stems from the ATA’s latest Freight Transportation Forecast: 2019 to 2030, an annual release on

  • Daseke founder and CEO Don Daseke retires

    August 15, 2019 12:54PM by Truck News

    ADDISON, Texas – Specialized transportation and logistics solutions company Daseke announced Thursday that Don Daseke will retire from his roles as chief executive officer and chairman of the board, effective immediately. He will continue as a member of the board

  • CTA wants supply chain to press for Labour Code exemptions

    August 12, 2019 8:46AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance is calling on the supply chain to join the trucking industry in pressing for exemptions to three new Labour Code provisions set to take effect Sept. 1, 2019. “The provisions, as they currently

  • Schneider Bulk launches electronic report form

    August 6, 2019 1:45PM by Truck News

    GREEN BAY, Wis. – Transportation and logistics provider Schneider has launched an electronic Driver Report Form (eDRF) in its bulk division to improve the driver and customer experience. “This new tool dramatically improves what had been a tedious and time-consuming

  • NACV Show offers Dealership Incentive Program

    August 6, 2019 12:55PM by Truck News

    ATLANTA, Ga. — The North American Commercial Vehicle Show (NACV Show) has launched a Dealership Incentive Program to encourage dealers to invite their fleet customers and prospects to attend the event in Atlanta in October. Under the program, after a

  • AIT Worldwide Logistics acquires Unitrans

    August 6, 2019 11:00AM by Truck News

    ITASCA, Ill. – Supply chain solutions provider AIT Worldwide Logistics has announced the acquisition of Unitrans International Corp., a freight forwarder with expertise in specialized services. The acquisition is the company’s largest to date, and follows last year’s deals to