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  • Freight market returning to ‘normal’: FTR

    January 10, 2019 12:01PM by James Menzies

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The fundamentals driving 2019 freight demand remain “relatively healthy” and should result in a growing, but not explosive, transport sector. That was the assessment of Avery Vise, vice-president of trucking for FTR, who addressed the topic during

  • Husky Energy considers selling commercial fuels business

    January 9, 2019 3:40PM by Truck News-West

    CALGARY, Alta. – Husky Energy is considering selling off its commercial fuels and Canadian retail business, as well as its Prince George Refinery. The company made the announcement Jan. 8, saying it would undertake a strategic review of the non-core

  • Speedee names new CEO

    January 4, 2019 1:49PM by Truck News-West

    BURNABY, B.C. – Speedee Transport has named Joshua Davis as its new CEO. With over a decade of experience in management, operations, and business development, Davis will oversee the development of Speedee’s truckload division. “Josh is a dedicated professional who

  • Trucking to grow at slower pace: FTR

    December 13, 2018 12:24PM by James Menzies

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – The surge in truck loadings seen in 2017 and into 2018 has begun to subside, and trucking’s growth is expected to slow in 2019, according to Avery Vise, vice-president of trucking for FTR. Speaking during FTR’s State

  • Brace for rougher 2019: Mark Seymour

    November 14, 2018 3:08PM by James Menzies

    BRAMPTON, Ont. — “Fasten your seatbelts in 2019, we’re going to be in for maybe a little bit of a rough ride.” That was the sobering warning from Mark Seymour today, who was participating in a panel discussion at the

  • Trucking needs more sensible regs, not fewer: TCA

    November 14, 2018 9:57AM by James Menzies

    BRAMPTON, Ont. – There is no appetite in Washington to reduce trucking regulations, but there is great potential to make the regulations that trucking operates under more sensible. That was the message Dave Heller, vice-president of government affairs with the

  • New president/CEO leading Magnum Trailer and Equipment

    November 13, 2018 12:05PM by Truck West

    ABBOTSFORD, B.C. – Magnum Trailer and Equipment has named Andrew Taylor as its president and CEO. “Magnum has a huge opportunity in the transportation equipment market. Our products and services are designed to protect trucks and their drivers and improve

  • Inland moves into Saskatchewan and Manitoba with recent acquisition

    November 10, 2018 12:06PM by Truck West

    BURNABY, B.C. – Inland Kenworth extended its dealership network into Saskatchewan and Manitoba with the acquisition of Custom Truck Sales (CTS). “We chose CTS because our companies hold similar values – providing excellent service and quality products with an emphasis

  • Arnold Bros. celebrates 60 years in trucking industry

    November 1, 2018 6:29PM by Truck West

    WINNIPEG, Man. – Today marked the 60th year Arnold Bros. Transport has been in business. Founded in 1958 by Frank and Gerry Arnold, the Winnipeg-based carrier started when the brothers expanded the family farm with the transportation of grain. “It’s

  • Brandt purchases specialty transportation equipment company

    November 1, 2018 6:12PM by Truck West

    REGINA, Sask. – Regina’s Brandt Group of Companies plunged into the specialty transportation equipment sector with the purchase of Camex Equipment Sales and Rentals. “This is an exciting acquisition for us as Camex is a world-class company with the largest

  • How to attract – and keep – millennials

    October 31, 2018 11:26AM by James Menzies

    AUSTIN, Texas – Attracting millennials to the trucking industry isn’t impossible, but they’re more likely to be drawn to a company and a role with purpose. That was one of the conclusions of a panel discussion on attracting millennials, at

  • Image can be everything

    October 29, 2018 5:00AM by Derek Clouthier

    Panel says industry must step up to attract more people into trucking

  • Fleets achieving “record contract rates”: ACT

    October 25, 2018 8:01AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – About 7% of Class 8 tractors are currently unseated, with 62% of fleets reporting that as being higher than usual, according to a survey by ACT Research. Only 14% of responding fleets said their unseated tractor level

  • Hiway/Eskimo group acquires company, adds to leadership team

    October 17, 2018 5:03PM by Truck West

    CALGARY, Alta. – Following the Hiway/Eskimo Refrigeration merger, the company has now acquired Chill Tech Reefer Services, and has added to its leadership team. Chill Tech, an independent transport refrigeration service, had been operating in the Calgary area for 16

  • Canada’s spot market sees more capacity, less freight

    October 16, 2018 1:38PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – Canadian spot market load volumes increased towards the end of September, but third quarter volumes were 29% off unprecedented Q2 numbers. Third quarter load volumes were only 11% lower year-over-year, according to TransCore Link Logistics. The truck-to-load