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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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Canadian transportation costs slipped in October: Nulogx

    January 4, 2018 8:30AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The total cost of ground transportation for Canadian shippers declined 1% in October, according to the latest Canadian General Freight Index by Nulogx. The base rate was down 1.3% from September, while fuel accounted for 14.63% of

  • Truckers have “upper hand” in rate negotiations: ACT

    December 18, 2017 7:44AM by Truck News

    COLUBMUS, Ind. – ACT Research has indicated its For-Hire Trucking Index rose faster than capacity for the 11th straight month, and the expectation is that contract rates for truckers will continue to improve. “The wide spread between freight and capacity

  • Morrice Transportation hikes pay rates

    December 13, 2017 7:11AM by Truck News

    WINDSOR, Ont. – Morrice Transportation has announced it’s hiking pay rates for drivers. The increases, set to go into effect Jan. 1, will be about five cents a mile. “I have had multiple drivers call to ask me about the

  • Big opportunities await carriers: FTR

    December 12, 2017 12:51PM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Trucking conditions in the U.S. spiked in October, with a reading of 9.48, up from 3.5 in September. FTR’s Trucking Condition Index (TCI) rose on a strong economy, along with pressure from hurricane recovery efforts and the

  • Titanium gives drivers a raise

    November 27, 2017 11:17AM by Truck News

    BOLTON, Ont. – Titanium Trucking Services has announced it is increasing driver and owner-operator pay, to help achieve its growth plan for 2018. Owner-operator rates are increasing by 5% of revenue and company drivers will get up to a six

  • Canadian ground transportation costs slid in August: CGFI

    October 25, 2017 7:48PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – Ground transportation costs for Canadian shippers decreased 0.3% in August compared to July, according to the Canadian General Freight Index from Nulogx. The base rate fell 0.1%, according to the index, while fuel as a percentage of

  • 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

  • WorkSafe New Brunswick says rates to increase 32-51% in 2018

    September 25, 2017 1:46PM by Truck News

    DIEPPE, N.B. – WorkSafe New Brunswick is expecting rates to increase between 32-51%, a pace the Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association (APTA) says the industry cannot sustain. The announcement was made Sept. 20 during WorkSafe New Brunswick’s board of directors meeting,

  • How will the ELD mandate impact pricing?

    August 15, 2017 11:46AM by James Menzies

    Spot market prices could surge 20% as ELD rule takes full effect: FTR

  • U.S. trucking conditions remain favorable: FTR

    July 19, 2017 7:01AM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Trucking conditions in the U.S. were unchanged in May, with a positive reading of 7.01 for truckers, according to the FTR Trucking Conditions Index. The index tracks six major conditions in the U.S. trucking market: freight volumes,

  • 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

  • Spot market freight volumes, rates on the move: DAT

    July 13, 2017 12:06PM by Truck News

    PORTLAND, Ore. – Spot truckload freight activity in June reached record levels, with rates climbing to their highest points in nearly two years, according to the DAT Freight Index. June van freight postings were up 35% compared to May, and