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    Ritchie Bros. holds its largest Canadian auction of 2018

    April 30, 2018 12:25PM by Truck West

    EDMONTON, Alta. – Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers held its largest Canadian auction of the year this past week, selling more than $207 million over the five-day event just outside Edmonton. Running from April 24-28, the Nisku, Alta., auction attracted more than

  • Rocky Mountain Diesel acquires Dunlop Western Star Centre

    April 30, 2018 11:14AM by Truck West

    CRANBROOK, B.C. – Rocky Mountain Diesel (RMD) will be rebranded after its acquisition of Western Star dealership Dunlop Western Star Centre. With 19 years of history under its belt, RMD has been a Western Star dealer since 1991, and will

  • Shippers dealing with “pro-carrier environment”: FTR

    April 26, 2018 9:25AM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Conditions remained tight for U.S. shippers in February, with the FTR Shippers Conditions Index reflecting an unfavorable environment. Regulatory pressures coupled with slowly increasing capacity in a hot freight market, put upward pressure on rates, FTR reports.

  • Mack ups its refuse game during WasteExpo

    April 24, 2018 5:02PM by Truck West

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Mack Trucks introduced new features to its LR Model, improved its safety features on refuse vehicles, and said it will have a fully-electric refuse truck operating in New York by 2019. Mack made the announcements during

  • Truck tonnage decreases, but remains strong

    April 24, 2018 12:16PM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. – For-hire truck tonnage in the U.S. decreased 1.1% in March, according to the American Trucking Associations (ATA). The February decline was revised down from 2.6%, to 0.8%. Year-over-year, tonnage was up 6.3%, and for all of 2017

  • Trucking conditions have never been better: FTR

    April 16, 2018 12:05PM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Trucking conditions have never been better, according to the latest FTR Trucking Conditions Index. The February index reached its highest reading since it was developed in 1992. The Truck Loading Index is expected to grow 4-6% year-over-year

  • Hiway Refrigeration acquisition to bolster western footprint

    April 12, 2018 7:32PM by Truck West

    PORT COQUITLAM, B.C. – Hiway Refrigeration announced today that it has reached an agreement to acquire Calgary, Alta.,-based Eskimo Refrigeration. Eskimo provides sales and aftermarket support in Western Canada for products in transport refrigeration, air conditioning, and heating. In business

  • Canadian spot market load volumes surging

    April 10, 2018 1:15PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – Canadian spot market load volumes are soaring, as shown by TransCore’s Loadlink data. The year has started with high truckload volumes in all Canadian regions, TransCore reported, with the total number of loads posted and cross-border load

  • No relief in sight for shippers: FTR

    March 29, 2018 9:17AM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Shippers in the U.S. continue to face a tough capacity and rate environment, with no relief in sight. That’s according to the latest Shippers Conditions Index by FTR, which came in a -11.1 rating. FTR projects rate

  • Canadian shipping costs rose in January: CGFI

    March 28, 2018 11:45AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The cost of ground transportation for Canadian shippers rose 2.6% in January, according to the latest Canadian General Freight Index (CGFI) by Nulogx. The base rate was up 1.7%, while fuel surcharges also rose, to 17.97% of

  • More than 80% of carriers optimistic about 2018: TransCore

    March 28, 2018 9:36AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – Canadian carriers and brokers benefited from a strong market in 2017, and are optimistic about the current year, according to a new report from TransCore Link Logistics. TruckTalk: Load volumes, investments, profit margins summarizes findings from a

  • Feature Transportation

    Nothing new but the tried and true

    March 25, 2018 11:27AM by Scott Taylor

    Every year when tax season fires up we dredge through Canada Revenue Agency’s (CRA) website for changes that we should be aware of. Obviously, we focus on trucking-specific items but we also look at the General Tax Guide, as everyone

  • Carriers seeing most favorable rate environment in 14 years: FTR

    March 22, 2018 9:52AM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Trucking conditions in the U.S. continued their upturn in January, as demand remained well above supply according to the FTR Trucking Conditions Index. An 11.5 reading showed maxed out capacity and rate increases for carriers. Trucking conditions

  • Challenger buys Ed Wiersma Trucking, raises driver pay

    March 21, 2018 10:08AM by Truck News

    CAMBRIDGE, Ont. – Challenger Motor Freight has agreed to acquire the majority of Ed Wiersma Trucking’s assets. The company says the deal is expected to close by the end of March. Challenger said the acquisition will complement its special commodities

  • Fleets negotiating better rates, raising pay

    March 19, 2018 2:26PM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – Fleets have negotiating power and are increasing driver pay, according to findings from the latest ACT Research For-Hire Trucking Index. The index also shows fleet equipment purchase intentions are strong. “February’s index reading suggests that equipment demand