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  • 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

  • News Equipment

    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