Truck News


  • 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

  • Surface transportation costs rose in April: Nulogx

    June 28, 2017 9:22AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The cost of ground transportation for Canadian shippers rose 0.2% in April, according to the latest Canadian General Freight Index from Nulogx. The base rate was up 0.2%. Average fuel surcharges assessed by carriers decreased. Fuel represented

  • Spot market pricing hints of improving conditions for truckers: FTR

    June 19, 2017 8:04AM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Trucking conditions in the U.S. improved in April, returning to a mid-positive range, according to the latest Trucking Conditions Index from FTR. The index read 7.03, up more than four points from March. FTR is projecting trucking

  • Trucking rates expected to increase this year: FTR

    March 28, 2017 9:53AM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Shippers in the US should prepare to pay more for trucking services, according to the latest Shippers Conditions Index from FTR. The industry forecaster says capacity is tightening, but adds that regulatory drag could slow under the

  • 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