Truck News


  • U.S. truck tonnage slid in October

    November 20, 2019 5:37AM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. – U.S. for-hire truck tonnage slipped 0.3% in October, according to the latest data from the American Trucking Associations (ATA). That comes on the heels of a 1% bump in September. “October’s tonnage change, both sequentially and year-over-year,

  • Canadian spot market loads, trucks rose in October

    November 19, 2019 9:54AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – Canadian spot market load volumes rose 4% in October, but truck volumes also spiked. The 10% increase in trucks brought the truck-to-load ratio up 5%, to 3.90. The average ratio of trucks to loads is up 28%

  • Freight volumes, Driver Inc., ELDs, key themes at STS

    October 17, 2019 10:39AM by James Menzies

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – Carriers are seeing a reduction in freight volumes, but are still experiencing a good year. That was a theme that emerged from discussions at the Surface Transportation Summit Oct. 16. Norm Sneyd, vice-president of business development with

  • Spot market load volumes, equipment postings both decline

    July 31, 2019 8:08AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – In a month that normally marks an increase in volumes, Canadian spot market load volumes declined 7% in June. June volumes were down 39% year-over-year. However, an even greater decline in truck postings caused truckload capacity to

  • Conditions improving for shippers: FTR

    January 25, 2019 10:41AM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Conditions for shippers continued to improve in November, with softening rates and lower fuel prices. November marked the first positive reading to the FTR Shippers Condition Index in more than two years, and the best since August

  • May continues record-setting year for Canadian spot market

    June 20, 2018 11:59AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – A record-setting year for Canadian spot market load volumes continued in May, according to the latest data from TransCore Link Logistics. May volumes were up 23% year-over-year, marking the highest May on record. Volumes were up 1%

  • TransCore reports strong volumes in first three quarters of 2017

    October 23, 2017 6:31PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – TransCore Link Logistics says total loads are up 43.2% year-over-year in the first nine months of 2017, with load volumes the highest ever recorded during the period of the last four months. September’s volumes did slip 6%

  • 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

  • Port Metro Vancouver sees increase in cargo volumes

    August 18, 2015 12:20PM by Truck News

    VANCOUVER, B.C. — Port Metro Vancouver says it has seen cargo volumes increase 1.5% so far this year compared to the first half of 2014. The port has processed 70.3 million metric tonnes of total cargo during the first half

  • Canadian spot market freight volumes strong through first quarter

    April 14, 2015 7:21AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. — Canadian spot market freight volumes closed the first quarter on a high note, up 13% in March compared to February. However year-over-year, volumes were down 23%, according to the TransCore Link Logistics Canadian Freight Index. Q1 volumes