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  • Isaac Instruments to open new Calgary office

    August 15, 2018 5:36PM by Truck West

    CALGARY, Alta. – Isaac Instruments announced it will open a new office in Calgary, Alta., to bring a local presence to better service its customers. “This new office strengthens our presence in Alberta to meet the growing demand for telemetry

  • Tremcar West celebrates 10 years in Saskatchewan

    August 9, 2018 3:32PM by Truck West

    WEYBURN, Sask. – Tremcar West will marks its 10 anniversary doing business in Saskatchewan with a celebration that will include environment minister Dustin Duncan as a guest speaker. The company’s first service facility opened in October of 2008 in Weyburn.

  • Trucking industry at full utilization: FTR

    July 19, 2018 1:20PM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Truckers remained at full capacity in May, according to the latest FTR Trucking Conditions Index. An index reading of 11.4 reflected full capacity utilization, and FTR projects trucking conditions to improve further as the freight season enters

  • Alberta company acquires Three Star Trucking

    July 17, 2018 11:28PM by Truck West

    SHERWOOD PARK, Alta. – Vertex Resources Group has acquired Three Star Trucking, an environmental services company that provides fluid hauling, pressure truck, hot oilers, and combo vac services in Western Canada. The purchase adds more than 270 pieces of equipment

  • Inaugural Recruitment & Resources Expo rolls out on Sept. 15

    July 5, 2018 9:19AM by Truck News

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Newcom Media will be hosting a series of recruitment & resources expos to address the industry’s significant workforce shortage. The inaugural edition will be held on Saturday, Sept. 15 at the International Centre in Mississauga, Ont. In 2019,

  • Shippers seeing no relief to capacity, pricing pressures

    July 4, 2018 4:16PM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – U.S. shippers did not see any capacity or rate relief in April, according to the latest FTR Shippers Conditions Index, which reached a new low with a -13.4 reading. But FTR says conditions for shippers may have

  • One of the best freight markets ever continues: ATA

    June 20, 2018 12:04PM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. – U.S. for-hire truck tonnage rose 0.7% in May, and was 7.8% stronger than May 2017, according to the American Trucking Associations (ATA). The ATA also revised up the originally reported 2.2% gain in April to 2.7%. Year-to-date

  • May continues record-setting year for Canadian spot market

    June 20, 2018 11:59AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – A record-setting year for Canadian spot market load volumes continued in May, according to the latest data from TransCore Link Logistics. May volumes were up 23% year-over-year, marking the highest May on record. Volumes were up 1%

  • Construction on second new Alberta facility begins for Trailcon

    June 20, 2018 11:56AM by Truck West

    CALGARY, Alta. – Trailcon Leasing has broken ground on a new Calgary facility, the second new location the company has begun work on in Alberta in the past couple of months. “After Trailcon’s acquisition of Hubs Trailer Service in 2014,

  • 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