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  • Tight labor market keeping carriers from fully cashing in on high rate environment

    June 20, 2018 11:52AM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Trucking conditions for carriers remained strong in April, with the FTR Trucking Conditions Index reflecting strong freight demand and continued tightness in capacity. The index read 11.5, meaning carriers can expect favorable conditions to improve into Q3

  • Mullen Group announces pair of acquisitions

    June 20, 2018 11:29AM by Truck West

    OKOTOKS, Alta. – The Mullen Group announced it has entered into a letter of intent to acquire the shares of Canadian Hydrovac Ltd. (CHL), as well as an agreement with AECOM to acquire the business and assets of the company’s

  • Custom Truck Sales expands in Estevan

    June 18, 2018 7:17PM by Truck West

    ESTEVAN, Sask. – Custom Truck Sales has relocated its Estevan, Sask., facility in an effort to better service its customers. The new nine-acre location at 201 Shand Road is situated near two major highways with high truck traffic, and offers

  • Daseke acquires Alberta company Aveda

    June 7, 2018 1:30AM by Truck West

    LEDUC, Alta. – Flatbed, specialized transportation, and logistics solutions provider Daseke Inc., has acquired Alberta oil rig moving company Aveda Transportation and Energy Services. One of the fastest growing companies of its kind in North America, Aveda was purchased for

  • Tremcar West now ABSA certified in Edmonton

    June 5, 2018 4:15PM by Truck West

    EDMONTON, Alta. – Tremcar West’s Edmonton location has been certified by the ABSA, the pressure equipment safety authority, to repair and perform alterations on pressure vessels, as well as modifications on pressure rings. Salvatore Tanzi has been appointed as Tremcar

  • All-female panel discuss past, present, and future of trucking

    June 1, 2018 12:12AM by Truck West

    CALGARY, Alta. – The number of women entering the trucking industry remains low, and it’s not always easy for those who do. That’s according to a panel of four women with various levels of experience in the industry. Each discussed

  • Trailcon breaks ground on new Edmonton facility

    May 25, 2018 11:10AM by Truck West

    EDMONTON, Alta. – Trailcon Leasing has broken ground on its new 20,000-square-foot facility just outside Edmonton, Alta. Announced in January, a ground-breaking ceremony was held May 24 at the six-acre site at 11690 Bevington Road where the new building is

  • Shippers still coping with tight capacity, rising rates

    May 24, 2018 2:21PM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – U.S. shippers are continuing to struggle in a tight market, according to the latest FTR Shippers Conditions Index. The index remained in double-digit negative territory at -10.5 in March, FTR reported, reflecting a tough operating environment. Conditions

  • OTA seminar to focus on educating shippers

    May 18, 2018 11:05AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) Sales Council is hosing an event aimed at educating customers on freight conditions. With capacity tight, and demand for trucking services high, the OTA says the conversation with shippers has changed from

  • Hot flatbed segment leading the market

    May 10, 2018 11:52AM by James Menzies

    The flatbed sector is leading the way for a surging U.S. trucking industry. That was the assessment of FTR, which addressed the implications of a tight trucking market in its most recent State of Freight webinar May 10. “Flatbed is

  • Titanium achieves record quarter

    May 10, 2018 10:01AM by Truck News

    BOLTON, Ont. – Titanium Transportation Group reported record earnings in the first quarter. Its consolidated revenue was up 53%, to a record $45.5 million, while its consolidated EBITDA also reached a record at $5 million, up 71%. Its logistics EBITDA

  • Canada’s spot market cooled slightly in April

    May 9, 2018 1:18PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – Canadian spot market load volumes were down 19% in April, but remained 42% higher year-over-year, marking the strongest ever April. That’s according to TransCore Link Logistics, which measures load activity across its load board. In April, intra-Canada

  • Registration open for Western Women With Drive

    May 9, 2018 1:15PM by Truck West

    CALGARY, Alta. – Registration for the second annual Western Women With Drive Leadership Conference is open. Taking place at the Calgary Airport Marriott In-Terminal Hotel May 30, the event features three key presentations addressing women in trucking, including a panel

  • Do your homework on IFTA/IRP recordkeeping

    May 4, 2018 1:55PM by Sandy Johnson

    Think back to the days when you had to bring a report card home. For the most part, the grades were a measure of how you were learning and progressing in school. But then there were the comments. Yikes! “Sandra

  • Speedee Rolls Right purchases Russell Freightways

    April 30, 2018 1:36PM by Truck West

    VANCOUVER, B.C. – Speedee Rolls Right has purchased Russell Freightways, a company that provided LTL and FTL services to Vancouver Island and Calgary, Alta. Russell Freightways’ owner Bruce Russell was looking to make a transition, while Speedee Rolls Right was