Truck News


  • Cost of ground transportation decreasing

    February 1, 2019 12:14PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The total cost of ground transportation for Canadian shippers decreased 1.54% in November, compared to the Canadian General Freight Index. Base rates were down 1.4% and average fuel surcharges decreased, accounting for 17.67% of the base rate

  • Congestion costs trucking industry 1.2 billion hours

    October 18, 2018 12:30PM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. – Traffic congestion in the U.S. cost the trucking industry US$74.5 billion in 2016, a 0.5% increase over the previous year. That’s according to new research from the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI). The research group relied on

  • Operational costs of trucking are rising

    October 2, 2018 11:54AM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. – The operational costs of trucking increased 6% in 2017, to US$1.69 per mile, according to the latest Analysis of the Operational Costs of Trucking report. The report was published by The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI). Costs

  • News Equipment

    Dayton truck tires to cost more

    September 25, 2018 1:07PM by Truck News

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Dayton truck and bus tires sold in the U.S. and Canada will be priced 10% higher, according to parent company Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations. The company blamed increased business costs and other market dynamics. The price increase

  • Transportation costs continue to rise

    June 28, 2018 12:34PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The cost of ground transportation for Canadian shippers rose for the sixth straight month in April, according to the latest Canadian General Freight Index. Costs rose 1.3% in April compared to March. The base rate rose 1.7%,

  • ATRI seeking cost information for annual report

    May 16, 2018 10:33AM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. – The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) is compiling data for its annual Operational Costs of Trucking report, and its seeking input from fleets. The non-profit research organization is asking for information on driver pay, fuel costs, insurance premiums,

  • FTR warns shippers trucking capacity to tighten

    January 27, 2017 6:53AM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Industry forecaster FTR is warning shippers to develop contingency plans, as trucking capacity is expected to tighten through 2017. Its Shippers Condition Index (SCI) remained in slightly positive territory in November, with a reading of 1.4. But

  • Risky Business: Selling safety to the CEO

    June 6, 2014 1:49PM by Rick Geller

    Running a safe operation is good for profits and productivity