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  • 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

  • February spot market second strongest month ever

    March 16, 2018 10:40AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – TransCore has reported loads posted to its Loadlink freight matching service declined in February by 9% off historically high levels. However, TransCore said load volumes are still higher than average, setting the bar for a strong year.

  • Gallagher acquires commercial insurance broker Palmer Atlantic

    March 12, 2018 3:05PM by Truck News

    HARTLAND, N.B. – Gallagher has purchased Palmer Atlantic, a specialized commercial insurance broker based in Hartland, N.B. Palmer Atlantic’s services are tailored for risk management and commercial insurance solutions, with an established specialism in long-haul transportation and logistics. “Palmer Atlantic

  • Hino getting into Class 8 market in North America

    March 7, 2018 4:47PM by Truck West

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Hino Trucks today announced its all-new XL Series line of Class 7 and 8 vehicles at the Work Truck Show in Indianapolis, Ind. The Hino XL7 and XL8 2020 models – which will begin production in early

  • Mack makes enhancements to its Granite model trucks

    March 7, 2018 2:18PM by Truck West

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – With continued economic growth in the U.S. and truck sales surging, Mack Trucks announced a handful of enhancements to its products during the Work Truck Show today. Most notable was an increase in ground clearance in six

  • New MV Series truck designed with drivers in mind

    March 7, 2018 12:12PM by Truck West

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – International Truck took the leash off its new MV Series vocational truck, as the company focuses on drivers and putting tough jobs to bed. “Vocational is a focus for us,” said Michael Cancelliere, president of truck and

  • Ford releases third-generation Transit Connect cargo van

    March 6, 2018 7:55PM by Truck West

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Coined the “workhorse of the Transit Connect lineup,” Ford Motor Company announced a new 2019 Transit Connect cargo van today during Work Truck. The third of its generation in nine years, the Transit Connect comes with seven

  • Fuso announces its gas-powered FE Series Class 4-5 at Work Truck

    March 6, 2018 7:21PM by Truck West

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – In the spirit of providing options to its customers, Mitsubishi Fuso today announced its 2019 gasoline-powered Class 4 and 5 FE Series cabover truck. The new gasoline powertrain work truck completes a trifecta in the FE Series,

  • Canadian transport costs rose in December: CGFI

    March 2, 2018 8:00AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – Ground transportation costs in Canada rose 2.2% in December, according to the latest Canadian General Freight Index (CGFI) from Nulogx. The base rate increased 0.7%, Nulogx reports, while average fuel surcharges increased to 17.26% of the base

  • Leading ain’t easy

    March 1, 2018 10:00PM by Sonia Straface

    TORONTO, Ont. – Being a leader isn’t easy. And it definitely isn’t easy being a leader in the trucking sphere, thanks to the driver shortage, customer pressures, and the clash of generations merging in the workforce. That was the message

  • Feature Transportation

    Shopping season

    March 1, 2018 1:41PM by James Menzies

    The used truck you buy could make or break your business