Truck News


  • ATA Truck Tonnage Index surges 6.6% in July

    August 20, 2019 1:26PM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. — American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) for-hire Truck Tonnage Index jumped 6.6% in July after falling 1.2% in June, the organization said Tuesday. In July, the index equaled 122.7 (2015=100) compared with 115.1 in June, it

  • Could prejudice be another factor in driver shortage?

    August 20, 2019 11:29AM by Derek Clouthier

    Underlying prejudices tend to be a subject no one particularly enjoys talking about, but it’s something that needs to be discussed, including within the trucking industry. That’s not to say trucking is full of bigots. In fact, the vast majority

  • KeepTruckin unveils new tool to improve efficiency

    August 20, 2019 10:53AM by Truck News

    SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – Fleet management solutions provider KeepTruckin has launched a new platform called Facility Insights, which will help carriers improve efficiency. “For the first time, carriers will know exactly what to expect at a shipper and consignee facility

  • NRCan accepting applications for green funding

    August 20, 2019 9:17AM by Truck News

    OTTAWA, Ont. — Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) is now accepting applications for funding under Phase 1 of the Green Freight Assessment Program. Applications will be evaluated on a first-come first-serve basis, the federal agency said on its website. Successful applicants

  • Sino-U.S. trade war complicating forecasts: ACT

    August 19, 2019 1:09PM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – The main risk to all commercial vehicle market forecasts remains America’s trade war with China, according to the North American Commercial Vehicle Outlook, released by ACT Research. “This month’s chart, (showing) the U.S. dollar v Chinese yuan

  • B.C., Alberta inspectors secure honors during CVSA championships

    August 19, 2019 8:44AM by

    PITTSBURGH, Pa. – Sgt. Benjamin Schropfer of the Nebraska State Patrol earned top honors during last week’s North American Inspectors Championship (NAIC), but his Canadian peers secured top honors in several individual categories. The annual Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA)

  • Putting the brakes on human trafficking

    August 19, 2019 8:00AM by Sonia Straface

    TORONTO, Ont. — It’s estimated that there are more than 40 million victims of human trafficking around the world. It’s a staggering number that’s hard to digest and imagine; more people are trafficked globally than there are living in Canada.

  • Feature Transportation

    Tickled pink

    August 19, 2019 7:45AM by David Henry

    WALCOTT, Iowa — You could say that Eva Knelsen was tickled pink to attend the 40th annual Iowa 80 Truckers Jamboree. The Ontario driver was pulling double duty at this year’s event, working a booth to raise funds for breast

  • Feature Transportation

    Tax Talk: It pays to buy fuel in the right places

    August 19, 2019 7:30AM by Scott Taylor

    Check your broker settlements for fuel and carbon taxes

  • Trump’s see-saw China policies rattle oil markets

    August 19, 2019 7:12AM by Roger McKnight

    Admonish the thought (out, damned spot!) that there is no political element in the day-to-day changes in the value of crude oil or its refined derivatives. To compensate, add the thought that I am convinced U.S. President Donald Trump and

  • John Caseley of Trendway Transportation dies at 73

    August 16, 2019 1:26PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – John Caseley of Trendway Transportation Services has died, the Ontario Trucking Association announced Friday. He was 73. Caseley passed away suddenly July 29, the association said. Before retiring, Caseley spent many years working in the transportation industry,

  • Saskatchewan highways to get $75-million upgrade

    August 16, 2019 11:30AM by Truck News

    REGINA, Sask. – The federal and provincial governments have announced more than $75 million in joint funding to improve the highway systems in Saskatchewan. The projects involve building four sets of passing lanes on Highway 4 and repaving 220 kilometers

  • Women In Trucking chief named Cinderella to CEO

    August 16, 2019 7:54AM by Truck News

    PLOVER, Wis. – Women In Trucking Association president and CEO Ellen Voie has been named the Cinderella to CEO of the Year. The award recognizes women who have overcome obstacles to change businesses, communities and industries for the better. It

  • Container tariffs dodged

    August 16, 2019 7:43AM by Truck News

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Trucking Associations (ATA) is celebrating a significant victory in the ongoing tariffs dispute, as tariffs on 53-ft. domestic intermodal containers have been shelved. “Trucking and trade are synonymous and we are happy with this most recent

  • Truck drivers pay tribute to couple murdered along Alaska Highway

    August 15, 2019 6:13PM by Truck News-West

    Whitehorse, Yukon – A truck driver from Whitehorse is leading a group of truckers in an effort to remember two people killed along the Alaska Highway in B.C. The CBC reported that Ed Grennan placed a cross and Australian flag