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  • Caring for drivers

    July 29, 2019 8:00AM by Derek Clouthier

    Study aims to better understand and help truck drivers involved in traumatic incidents on the road

  • Strong showing for Canadians at SuperRigs

    July 28, 2019 6:26PM by Derek Clouthier

    Manitoba driver gets second place finish in Classic Working Truck category

  • A show that is all about camaraderie

    July 28, 2019 10:46AM by Abdul Latheef

    MILLGROVE, Ont. – A relaxed affair with a catchy name. That is what organizer Kevin Klein calls the annual Great Canadian Truck Show, which concluded in Millgrove, Ont., on Sunday. This year’s event drew some 65 trucks, old and new,

  • Miss Beehaving at SuperRigs

    July 26, 2019 2:22PM by Derek Clouthier

    Truck shows all about meeting new and old friends for Ontario driver

  • U.S. trailer orders plunge 42% in June

    July 26, 2019 11:45AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – Net U.S. trailer orders plunged to 6,047 units in June, down 42% from May, according to market intelligence provider ACT Research. Year-to-date, net orders were 43% below last year, the company said in its monthly report. “This

  • TFI focuses on profitable business as trucking rates slump

    July 26, 2019 11:42AM by John G. Smith

    MONTREAL, Que. – TFI International – Canada’s largest for-hire truck fleet – remains focused on profits and cost controls as it emerges from a record-setting second quarter for 2019. But it’s hardly immune from industry challenges such as slowing freight

  • Tackling Driver Retention – Part 7: The circle of success

    July 26, 2019 11:02AM by Ray Haight

    Here we are at the end of this series. If you were to try and follow this process from beginning to end, I would suspect that the whole process would take six to 12 months. If done correctly, you should

  • Western Canadian drivers represented at SuperRigs show

    July 25, 2019 8:21PM by Derek Clouthier

    ALBERT LEA, Minn. – Deep in the heart of Minnesota, two Manitoba truck drivers have brought their rigs to the Shell Rotella SuperRigs show to take part in a competition that honors the best of the best in truck transportation.

  • TFI International sets quarterly record

    July 25, 2019 4:48PM by johng@newcom.ca

    MONTREAL, Que. – TFI International enjoyed a record-setting second quarter this year, with operating income from continuing operations reaching $149 million during the period that ended June 30 — up 21% over 2018. “Our consistent ability to perform even during

  • Mullen Group posts trucking, oilfield increases

    July 25, 2019 4:03PM by johng@newcom.ca

    OKOTOKS, Alta. – Mullen Group’s trucking and logistics segment grew marginally in the three months leading to June 30, despite “headwinds” linked to a sluggish economy and soft demand for truckload services. The segment reported $219.6 million in incremental revenue,

  • 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

  • Fleet managers cite tech as biggest challenge in TD poll

    July 25, 2019 12:11PM by johng@newcom.ca

    TORONTO, Ont. – A majority of fleets believe that new technology poses the biggest challenge for the upcoming year, a recent survey by TD Bank has found. More than half (52%) of those surveyed during the NAFA Fleet Management Association

  • Researchers project growing market for forestry trailers

    July 25, 2019 11:46AM by johng@newcom.ca

    TORONTO, Ont. – The market for forestry trailers continues to grow like trees, and is expected to be valued at US $162 million by the end of the year – up from $140 million in 2014. The latest projections from

  • Ottawa, P.E.I. invest $215 million in highways

    July 25, 2019 11:10AM by Truck News

    MONTAGUE, P.E.I. – The federal government and Prince Edward Island will spend $215 million over four years to improve highways in the province. The projects, which will include the resurfacing of 270 kilometers of the National Highway System and the

  • ELDs as a time management tool

    July 25, 2019 9:00AM by Al Goodhall

    What if electronic logging devices (ELDs) were used as time management tools rather than enforcement devices? Sure, they would still limit the amount of time you are able to drive each day, but the primary intent of the device would