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  • Trucking conditions have never been better: FTR

    April 16, 2018 12:05PM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Trucking conditions have never been better, according to the latest FTR Trucking Conditions Index. The February index reached its highest reading since it was developed in 1992. The Truck Loading Index is expected to grow 4-6% year-over-year

  • Hiway Refrigeration acquisition to bolster western footprint

    April 12, 2018 7:32PM by Truck West

    PORT COQUITLAM, B.C. – Hiway Refrigeration announced today that it has reached an agreement to acquire Calgary, Alta.,-based Eskimo Refrigeration. Eskimo provides sales and aftermarket support in Western Canada for products in transport refrigeration, air conditioning, and heating. In business

  • Canadian spot market load volumes surging

    April 10, 2018 1:15PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – Canadian spot market load volumes are soaring, as shown by TransCore’s Loadlink data. The year has started with high truckload volumes in all Canadian regions, TransCore reported, with the total number of loads posted and cross-border load

  • No relief in sight for shippers: FTR

    March 29, 2018 9:17AM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Shippers in the U.S. continue to face a tough capacity and rate environment, with no relief in sight. That’s according to the latest Shippers Conditions Index by FTR, which came in a -11.1 rating. FTR projects rate

  • Canadian shipping costs rose in January: CGFI

    March 28, 2018 11:45AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The cost of ground transportation for Canadian shippers rose 2.6% in January, according to the latest Canadian General Freight Index (CGFI) by Nulogx. The base rate was up 1.7%, while fuel surcharges also rose, to 17.97% of

  • More than 80% of carriers optimistic about 2018: TransCore

    March 28, 2018 9:36AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – Canadian carriers and brokers benefited from a strong market in 2017, and are optimistic about the current year, according to a new report from TransCore Link Logistics. TruckTalk: Load volumes, investments, profit margins summarizes findings from a

  • Feature Transportation

    Nothing new but the tried and true

    March 25, 2018 11:27AM by Scott Taylor

    Every year when tax season fires up we dredge through Canada Revenue Agency’s (CRA) website for changes that we should be aware of. Obviously, we focus on trucking-specific items but we also look at the General Tax Guide, as everyone

  • Carriers seeing most favorable rate environment in 14 years: FTR

    March 22, 2018 9:52AM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Trucking conditions in the U.S. continued their upturn in January, as demand remained well above supply according to the FTR Trucking Conditions Index. An 11.5 reading showed maxed out capacity and rate increases for carriers. Trucking conditions

  • Challenger buys Ed Wiersma Trucking, raises driver pay

    March 21, 2018 10:08AM by Truck News

    CAMBRIDGE, Ont. – Challenger Motor Freight has agreed to acquire the majority of Ed Wiersma Trucking’s assets. The company says the deal is expected to close by the end of March. Challenger said the acquisition will complement its special commodities

  • Fleets negotiating better rates, raising pay

    March 19, 2018 2:26PM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – Fleets have negotiating power and are increasing driver pay, according to findings from the latest ACT Research For-Hire Trucking Index. The index also shows fleet equipment purchase intentions are strong. “February’s index reading suggests that equipment demand

  • February spot market second strongest month ever

    March 16, 2018 10:40AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – TransCore has reported loads posted to its Loadlink freight matching service declined in February by 9% off historically high levels. However, TransCore said load volumes are still higher than average, setting the bar for a strong year.

  • Gallagher acquires commercial insurance broker Palmer Atlantic

    March 12, 2018 3:05PM by Truck News

    HARTLAND, N.B. – Gallagher has purchased Palmer Atlantic, a specialized commercial insurance broker based in Hartland, N.B. Palmer Atlantic’s services are tailored for risk management and commercial insurance solutions, with an established specialism in long-haul transportation and logistics. “Palmer Atlantic

  • Hino getting into Class 8 market in North America

    March 7, 2018 4:47PM by Truck West

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Hino Trucks today announced its all-new XL Series line of Class 7 and 8 vehicles at the Work Truck Show in Indianapolis, Ind. The Hino XL7 and XL8 2020 models – which will begin production in early

  • Mack makes enhancements to its Granite model trucks

    March 7, 2018 2:18PM by Truck West

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – With continued economic growth in the U.S. and truck sales surging, Mack Trucks announced a handful of enhancements to its products during the Work Truck Show today. Most notable was an increase in ground clearance in six

  • New MV Series truck designed with drivers in mind

    March 7, 2018 12:12PM by Truck West

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – International Truck took the leash off its new MV Series vocational truck, as the company focuses on drivers and putting tough jobs to bed. “Vocational is a focus for us,” said Michael Cancelliere, president of truck and