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  • Canada’s spot market freight volumes reach record high

    February 21, 2018 12:09PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – TransCore Link Logistics reports that January spot market load volumes on its LoadLink load board reached an all-time high. Canadian and cross-border load volumes surpassed all previous records, surging 81% year-over-year and 41% compared to December 2017.

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    February 21, 2018 9:47AM by Scott Taylor

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  • U.S. truck tonnage up 2% in January

    February 20, 2018 12:33PM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. – U.S. for-hire truck tonnage rose 2% in January, reflecting a solid freight environment in a typically weak month. The American Trucking Associations (ATA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index was up 8.8% year-over-year. For all of 2017, the index

  • U.S. trucking prices reach new highs: ACT Research

    February 20, 2018 7:14AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – ACT Research says U.S. truck pricing tracked by its Freight Rate Index reached a record high. “Clearly, the pendulum of pricing power rests with truckers as 2018 contract negotiations with shippers are getting under way,” said Tim

  • Peterbilt looks to strong 2018 after record-breaking year

    February 15, 2018 1:21PM by James Menzies

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Peterbilt is coming of a record-setting year and planning to take advantage of a strong truck market in 2018. The company says it achieved a new Class 8 heavy-duty market share high in 2017, at 15.3%, surpassing

  • Trucking capacity “maxed out”: FTR

    February 13, 2018 11:56AM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Trucking conditions in the U.S. improved in December, with a strong 9.2 reading of the FTR Trucking Conditions Index. The index reflects a full capacity environment, driven by continued strength in freight demand, FTR reported. The industry

  • Mullen Group buys DWS Logistics

    February 13, 2018 6:51AM by Truck News

    OKOTOKS, Alta. – Mullen Group has announced the acquisition of DWS Logistics, expanding its third-party logistics and warehousing services. DWS is based in Mississauga, Ont., with distribution centers in the Greater Toronto Area and the Lower Mainland of B.C. Its

  • Kenworth showcases its Hybrid Electric Cargo Transport truck

    February 6, 2018 5:22PM by Derek Clouthier

    KIRKLAND, Wash. – The truck may be quiet as a mouse but Kenworth made some noise showcasing its hydrogen fuel cell electric truck during a media event Feb. 6 at the Paccar Technical Center in Mount Vernon, Wash. Originally unveiled

  • Trailcon to build new facilities in Calgary and Edmonton

    February 6, 2018 2:47PM by Truck West

    CALGARY, Alta. – Trailcon Leasing announced today it will build new facilities in Calgary and Edmonton to support the current and future growth of the trailer and equipment company. With construction set to commence this May and conclude in the

  • Pressure remains on U.S. shippers: FTR

    February 1, 2018 8:27AM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Conditions for U.S. shippers continue to remain tight, according to the latest FTR Shippers Conditions Index. The index in November was marginally better for shippers than in October, with a negative reading of -8.9. FTR says it’s

  • AMTA names new president

    January 31, 2018 9:10PM by Truck West

    EDMONTON, Alta. – The Alberta Motor Transport Association (AMTA) announced that Chris Nash will be its next president effective March 5. Nash takes over for outgoing president Lorraine Card, who announced her retirement last December. Having started his career in

  • Fuel surcharges increased in November: CGFI

    January 31, 2018 2:33PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – Canadian shippers paid 0.87% more to move their goods via ground transportation in November, according to the latest Canadian General Freight Index (CGFI). The total base rate decreased 0.4%. Average fuel surcharges went up in November, accounting

  • Movin’ on? Do it right

    January 23, 2018 2:23PM by Scott Taylor

    One advantage of being an owner-operator is that when you see a better job you can pretty easily take your truck and move on. But it’s more complicated if you decide to switch careers entirely. Or you have to stop

  • Spot market freight sets new records: TransCore

    January 17, 2018 7:38AM by James Menzies

    TORONTO, Ont. – TransCore Link Logistics has reported Q4 Canadian and cross-border load volumes on its Loadlink board broke historical records, when compared to any previous quarter. Fourth quarter load volumes were up 51% year-over-year, and 9% compared to the

  • Western Star’s “Wings of Awesomeness” continue to soar for 2018

    January 11, 2018 5:24PM by Truck West

    PORTLAND, Ore. – John Denver may have been on the “wings of an eagle,” but Western Star drivers can be on the “Wings of Awesomeness.” For the limited edition graphics package’s 50th anniversary, the truck producer is extending its popular