Truck News


  • Remorques Lewis completes acquisition deal with BWS; introduces new trailer

    March 16, 2018 11:59AM by Truck News

    QUEBEC CITY, Que. – The owner of Remorques Lewis has acquired trailer manufacturer BWS Manufacturing. (BWS) headquartered in Centerville, N.B. Hugo St-Cyr made a move on BWS, acquiring a majority of shares in the company, after he became interested in

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    February trailer orders “red hot”: FTR

    March 16, 2018 9:43AM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – February marked a record month for trailer orders, according to preliminary data from FTR. Orders came in at 32,000 units, a 24% year-over-year increase but 20% off January 2018 orders. But it marked the fifth consecutive month

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    February truck orders an “all-time great month”: ACT

    March 2, 2018 9:25PM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – Trucking companies continue to order trucks in near-record numbers. ACT Research reports that preliminary Classes 5-8 orders in February came in at 67,700 units, making it the third strongest order month since the 2006 pre-buy. It is

  • Price of petroleum was down in Q3: Stats Can

    February 15, 2018 10:36AM by Truck News

    OTTAWA, ON – The price of petroleum dropped again in the third quarter of 2017 reports Statistics Canada. The federal agency released the unadjusted Wholesale Services Price Index for the middle of last year, showing the change in the price

  • Jobs dip in month-to-month in January

    February 14, 2018 7:01PM by Truck News

    OTTAWA, ON – The Canadian trucking industry saw a dip in jobs in January according to statistics Canada. The agency released job numbers for the first month of the year showing just under 6,000 jobs were lost from December 2017

  • 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

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    Trailer orders surged in November: FTR

    December 18, 2017 10:22AM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Trailer orders surged in November, according to preliminary data from FTR, which reported orders of 42,600 units. That’s up 34% from October levels and 19% year-over-year. FTR is anticipating a “healthy clip” for trailer orders in early

  • Slow, sustainable growth sets stage for a strong 2018

    October 25, 2017 9:55PM by James Menzies

    ORLANDO, Fla. – Demand for trucking services in the U.S. has increased, and in a more sustainable way than it has in the past, setting the stage for a strong 2018. That was the feel-good consensus expressed at the popular

  • Stronger economy, “logical” NAFTA outcome in store: STS

    October 11, 2017 10:54AM by James Menzies

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – The economy should continue to grow in Canada, the U.S., and globally, and logic should prevail during the renegotiation of NAFTA. Those were some of the key messages from leading economists, analysts, and a motor carrier executive

  • U.S. trucking volumes improving: ACT Research

    July 17, 2017 1:50PM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – Trucking volumes in the U.S. hit their highest levels since March 2014, according to the latest ACT For-Hire Trucking Index. June marked the sixth consecutive month of increases, reaching a reading of 72, which is nearly 20

  • Economist predicts B.C.’s trucking sector will continue to flourish

    June 3, 2017 2:18PM by Derek Clouthier

    KELOWNA, B.C. – B.C. economist Ken Peacock believes the provincial trucking industry has a bright future and will continue to grow in the coming years. Speaking during the B.C. Trucking Association (BCTA) 2017 AGM and Management Conference June 3, Peacock,

  • ACT Research pricing index remains positive for fleets

    May 15, 2017 7:33AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – ACT Research says its April pricing index reflects seven consecutive months of positive readings. Though April’s ACT For-Hire Trucking Index reading showed slower growth following the previous month’s three-year high, it continues to show a clear acceleration

  • US trucking conditions poised for upswing: FTR

    May 15, 2017 6:54AM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Trucking conditions in the US deteriorated in March, but rising spot market freight rates suggest capacity may be tightening. The latest FTR Trucking Conditions Index (TCI) fell to a reading of 2.97 in March, after an upturn

  • Truckload pricing could rise 4% this year: FTR

    January 13, 2017 6:51AM by James Menzies

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Trucking rates in the US will increase by about 4% this year, according to a projection from industry forecaster FTR. In its monthly State of Freight webinar, FTR transportation economist Noel Perry, said truckload contract rate increases

  • Ontario carriers lacking optimism

    December 19, 2016 8:02AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – Ontario motor carrier executives are less optimistic about their business prospects over the next quarter than they were three months ago. The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) Q4 business conditions survey found only 49% of respondents felt good