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  • Truckers have “upper hand” in rate negotiations: ACT

    December 18, 2017 7:44AM by Truck News

    COLUBMUS, Ind. – ACT Research has indicated its For-Hire Trucking Index rose faster than capacity for the 11th straight month, and the expectation is that contract rates for truckers will continue to improve. “The wide spread between freight and capacity

  • Big opportunities await carriers: FTR

    December 12, 2017 12:51PM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Trucking conditions in the U.S. spiked in October, with a reading of 9.48, up from 3.5 in September. FTR’s Trucking Condition Index (TCI) rose on a strong economy, along with pressure from hurricane recovery efforts and the

  • U.S. driver turnover rises in Q3

    December 7, 2017 1:46PM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. – Driver turnover at large U.S. truckload fleets rose 5% in the third quarter, to an annualized rate of 95%, according to the American Trucking Associations (ATA). “Since bottoming out at the end of 2016, the turnover rate

  • Titanium gives drivers a raise

    November 27, 2017 11:17AM by Truck News

    BOLTON, Ont. – Titanium Trucking Services has announced it is increasing driver and owner-operator pay, to help achieve its growth plan for 2018. Owner-operator rates are increasing by 5% of revenue and company drivers will get up to a six

  • U.S. truck tonnage up in October: ATA

    November 21, 2017 12:36PM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. – U.S. for-hire truck tonnage increased 3.3% in October, and was up 9.9% year-over-year, according to the For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index from the American Trucking Associations (ATA). That marked the largest year-over-year increase since December 2013, ATA reports.

  • DTNA adds Class 8 and 6 Freightliner 360 trucks to Mexican market

    November 15, 2017 12:28PM by Derek Clouthier

    GUADALAJARA, Mexico – Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) has upped its game in the Mexican market, announcing the release of two new Freightliner 360 trucks. The Class 8 2528 and Class 6 1217 join the Class 4 715, which was

  • U.S. trucking conditions improving: FTR

    November 15, 2017 10:35AM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Trucking conditions in the U.S. improved in September, according to the FTR Trucking Conditions Index, which measures several metrics affecting the trucking industry. The index climbed to a reading of 3.5, up more than two points from

  • News Equipment

    Class 8 orders surged in October

    November 6, 2017 7:18AM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Preliminary North American Class 8 net orders reached 35,700 units in October, marking a 62% month-over-month increase, according to FTR. That’s a 167% increase from October 2016. “Class 8 orders surged in October. The market seems well

  • Feature Transportation

    ELD logs are tax documents, too

    October 30, 2017 11:19AM by Scott Taylor

    Starting on Dec. 18, Canadian carriers and drivers that travel into the U.S. and log their duty status will need to comply with the U.S. FMCSA’s electronic logging device (ELD) rule. The mandate requires the use of an ELD that

  • Turning your talent pool into an ocean

    October 25, 2017 3:16PM by Derek Clouthier

    Speaker says hiring a diverse workforce will help trucking companies and the industry thrive

  • Product Uncategorized

    ITI releases automated training tool specifically for transportation industry

    October 16, 2017 4:07PM by Truck West

    VANCOUVER, Wash. – Instructional Technologies Inc. (ITI) today announced the release of Sentix, a fully-automated web-based learning management system (LMS) for integrating with any fleet management system. Equipped to assimilate scheduling, tracking, verifying, and managing training, Sentix provides fleets with

  • Consolidated Fastfrate names new VP of sales for Ontario

    October 13, 2017 9:02PM by Truck News

    WOODBRIDGE, Ont. – Consolidated Fastfrate has appointed Kim Wonfor as its new vice-president of sales for Ontario. Company president and COO Manny Calandrino made the announcement today (Oct. 13), saying, “Kim is a great communicator, a solid administrator who is

  • Pot, ELDs, and NAFTA top issues facing Canadian transportation

    October 12, 2017 10:29AM by James Menzies

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – The legalization of marijuana, the electronic logging device (ELD) mandate, and the possible reworking of NAFTA were three of the biggest issues facing the Canadian transport industry, according to panelists at the Surface Transportation Summit Oct. 11.

  • Analytics, maintenance keys to trucking profitability

    October 12, 2017 9:44AM by James Menzies

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – “Do you wanna make more money?” That was how Brian Abel, freight network engineer with KSM Transport Advisors, introduced himself before a Surface Transportation Summit session on improving the profitability of your trucking business. The key to

  • Shippers’ technology demands increasing

    October 12, 2017 9:07AM by James Menzies

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – Shippers are demanding greater visibility of their freight movements, and more advanced technologies from their trucking providers. That was a message from carrier executives who participated in a shipper-carrier roundtable at the Surface Transportation Summit Oct. 11.