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  • Trucking capacity “maxed out”: FTR

    February 13, 2018 11:56AM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Trucking conditions in the U.S. improved in December, with a strong 9.2 reading of the FTR Trucking Conditions Index. The index reflects a full capacity environment, driven by continued strength in freight demand, FTR reported. The industry

  • Mullen Group buys DWS Logistics

    February 13, 2018 6:51AM by Truck News

    OKOTOKS, Alta. – Mullen Group has announced the acquisition of DWS Logistics, expanding its third-party logistics and warehousing services. DWS is based in Mississauga, Ont., with distribution centers in the Greater Toronto Area and the Lower Mainland of B.C. Its

  • Kenworth showcases its Hybrid Electric Cargo Transport truck

    February 6, 2018 5:22PM by Derek Clouthier

    KIRKLAND, Wash. – The truck may be quiet as a mouse but Kenworth made some noise showcasing its hydrogen fuel cell electric truck during a media event Feb. 6 at the Paccar Technical Center in Mount Vernon, Wash. Originally unveiled

  • Trailcon to build new facilities in Calgary and Edmonton

    February 6, 2018 2:47PM by Truck West

    CALGARY, Alta. – Trailcon Leasing announced today it will build new facilities in Calgary and Edmonton to support the current and future growth of the trailer and equipment company. With construction set to commence this May and conclude in the

  • Pressure remains on U.S. shippers: FTR

    February 1, 2018 8:27AM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Conditions for U.S. shippers continue to remain tight, according to the latest FTR Shippers Conditions Index. The index in November was marginally better for shippers than in October, with a negative reading of -8.9. FTR says it’s

  • AMTA names new president

    January 31, 2018 9:10PM by Truck West

    EDMONTON, Alta. – The Alberta Motor Transport Association (AMTA) announced that Chris Nash will be its next president effective March 5. Nash takes over for outgoing president Lorraine Card, who announced her retirement last December. Having started his career in

  • Fuel surcharges increased in November: CGFI

    January 31, 2018 2:33PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – Canadian shippers paid 0.87% more to move their goods via ground transportation in November, according to the latest Canadian General Freight Index (CGFI). The total base rate decreased 0.4%. Average fuel surcharges went up in November, accounting

  • Movin’ on? Do it right

    January 23, 2018 2:23PM by Scott Taylor

    One advantage of being an owner-operator is that when you see a better job you can pretty easily take your truck and move on. But it’s more complicated if you decide to switch careers entirely. Or you have to stop

  • Spot market freight sets new records: TransCore

    January 17, 2018 7:38AM by James Menzies

    TORONTO, Ont. – TransCore Link Logistics has reported Q4 Canadian and cross-border load volumes on its Loadlink board broke historical records, when compared to any previous quarter. Fourth quarter load volumes were up 51% year-over-year, and 9% compared to the

  • Western Star’s “Wings of Awesomeness” continue to soar for 2018

    January 11, 2018 5:24PM by Truck West

    PORTLAND, Ore. – John Denver may have been on the “wings of an eagle,” but Western Star drivers can be on the “Wings of Awesomeness.” For the limited edition graphics package’s 50th anniversary, the truck producer is extending its popular

  • Three Canadian dealerships added to Trail King’s network

    January 11, 2018 2:42PM by Truck West

    MITCHELL, S.D. – Trailer manufacturer Trail King Industries has announced 12 new dealers across North America, including three in Canada, two of which are in the west. Expanding its dealer network, Trail King has added Competition Trailer Sales in Calgary,

  • Zonar hires former CVSA president as its compliance manager

    January 8, 2018 4:59PM by Truck West

    SEATTLE, Wash. – Former Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) president Ron Cordova has joined Zonar Systems’ compliance team. As compliance manager, Cordova will work with a group that is dedicated to ensuring Zonar and its customers adhere to the Department

  • Seaway Express purchases new warehouse and tractor trailers

    January 2, 2018 4:19PM by Truck News

    CORNWALL, Ont. – Seaway Express has acquired a more than 156,000 sq./ft. warehouse in Cornwall Business Park, complete with 25 truck level doors and 30-foot ceilings. The purchases expands Seaway’s footprint in the area, which now manages more than 300,000

  • Speedee Transport expands B.C. facility to include cold storage

    December 27, 2017 3:05PM by Truck West

    VANCOUVER, B.C. – Speedee Transport has expanded its Delta, B.C. facility adding a cold storage warehouse to meet market demand in the area. Speedee will open the new cold chain warehouse in January as the first phase of the project.

  • Rising truck tonnage reflects strong economy: ATA

    December 19, 2017 12:04PM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. – U.S. for-hire truck tonnage spiked 2.3% in November, adding to the 3.9% increase recorded in October. The American Trucking Associations reported the index was up 7.6% year-over-year in November. Year-to-date, truck tonnage is up 3.5% through the