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  • 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

  • Triple Diamond names Bryan Burningham president

    July 31, 2019 11:01AM by Truck News

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Bryan Burningham has been named president of Triple Diamond Truck and Trailer, it was announced Wednesday. He will be responsible for supporting the company’s direction and implementing a strategic growth and business development plan. Burningham has more

  • Meritor completes acquisition of AxleTech

    July 29, 2019 9:16AM by Truck News

    TROY, Mich.  ̶  U.S. drivetrain supplier Meritor said Monday it has successfully completed its acquisition of AxleTech from The Carlyle Group. The previously announced transaction enhances Meritor’s growth platform with the addition of a complementary product portfolio, the company said. The

  • Shippers Conditions Index improves in May

    July 25, 2019 12:36PM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – The Shippers Conditions Index for May improved sharply to a reading of 5.6, nearly four points up from April, freight transportation forecaster FTR reported. Market conditions are the most favorable for shippers in years and are expected

  • Montreal gets Foreign Trade Zone designation

    July 24, 2019 9:33AM by Abdul Latheef

    MONTREAL, Que. – In an effort boost the city’s logistics and transportation industry, the Economic Development Agency of Canada has granted Greater Montreal the Foreign Trade Zone designation. It is the 13th such designation granted by the federal government. The

  • Dayton Parts to open distribution center in Quebec

    July 23, 2019 7:49AM by Truck News

    SHIREMANSTOWN, Pa. — Dayton Parts has announced that it will open its third Canadian distribution center in Saint-Leonard, Que. The other centers are in Edmonton, Alta., and Mississauga, Ont. The new 50,000 square-foot facility will house the complete Dayton Parts

  • U.S. trailer orders plunge to 10-year low in June

    July 19, 2019 8:21AM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Preliminary U.S. trailer orders for June fell to the lowest level since September 2009 to 5,500 units, freight transportation forecaster FTR reported. It said the orders were down 53% month-over-month, and 70% year-over-year. Dry van orders were

  • Navistar launches hotline for International dealers

    July 16, 2019 12:14PM by Truck News

    LISLE, Ill. – Navistar has enhanced its dealer resources by launching an engineering hotline. The hotline will provide International dealers with direct, rapid access to the product experts who designed the vehicles, the company said on Tuesday. The hotline can