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  • Trucking conditions among the best since 2004

    September 24, 2018 2:01PM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Trucking conditions in the U.S. are at among their strongest since early 2004, according to the FTR Trucking Conditions Index (TCI). The July reading of 14.04 reflected the second strongest month the industry has seen since early

  • Put me in, coach

    September 11, 2018 6:29PM by Derek Clouthier

    When implanting change, coaching and training is a process that should not end

  • CTA wants crackdown on ‘Driver Inc.’ payments

    August 2, 2018 3:38PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) continues to sound the alarm about Driver Inc. – a payment model in which drivers who do not own or operate their own vehicle still become incorporated and receive pay without source

  • Trailer Wizards opens new location in Cornwall

    July 19, 2018 7:07PM by Truck News

    CORNWALL, Ont. — Trailer Wizards’ Cornwall location has gotten an upgrade. The shop specializing in all things commercial trailer opened a new stand-alone facility as a link between the Toronto, Ottawa, and Montreal areas. The new location will allow Trailer

  • ATA relaunches dues-based accounting and finance council

    June 29, 2018 4:16PM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. – The American Trucking Associations (ATA) has announced the revival of the National Accounting and Finance Council (NAFC). The council will be reinstated with the new, dues-based membership structure on July 1 for the first time since 2013.

  • Here comes the (value of the) sun

    June 29, 2018 3:03PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE) is showing confidence in the sun as a practical power source for trucks and trailers. “Fleets should seriously consider investing in solar systems,” the council said this week in

  • Cannabis officially legal Oct. 17

    June 22, 2018 6:27PM by Truck News

    OTTAWA, Ont. – Marijuana will officially be legal in Canada on Oct. 17. Prime Minister Trudeau announced the long-awaited date this week after the Senate passed the final draft of bills regulating use and enforcement of the drug. The date

  • OTA seminar to focus on educating shippers

    May 18, 2018 11:05AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) Sales Council is hosing an event aimed at educating customers on freight conditions. With capacity tight, and demand for trucking services high, the OTA says the conversation with shippers has changed from

  • 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,

  • Transportation leaders must be adaptable if they are to thrive

    April 22, 2018 5:50PM by Truck West

    BANFF, Alta. – With the impact transportation has on Alberta’s supply chain, it’s vital the industry has leaders who are able to adapt to the ever-changing environment. That’s according to Janice Isberg, CEO of the Supply Chain Management Association of

  • AMTA to continue being voice, standard, and resource for its members

    April 21, 2018 4:13PM by Truck West

    BANFF, Alta. – The person at the helm may have changed, but the Alberta Motor Transport Association’s (AMTA) priorities have not. Recently appointed association president Chris Nash said the AMTA will continue to be the voice, standard, and resource for

  • Having a drug policy in place essential for carriers

    April 21, 2018 6:00AM by Truck West

    BANFF, Alta. – The main takeaway from a panel discussion on the legalization of marijuana could not have been clearer – companies must establish a drug and alcohol policy, and a good one. The panel, which was held in Banff,

  • Leveling the playing field for the trucking industry

    April 21, 2018 1:11AM by Truck West

    BANFF, Alta. – In business, it’s important to have a level playing field. The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) has made achieving this its top priority, and the effort will address five key issues to reach its goal. CTA president Stephen

  • The keys to a successful acquisition

    March 27, 2018 11:38AM by Sonia Straface

    KISSIMMEE, Fla. — Mergers and acquisitions are a key part of trucking. It seems that almost every day one carrier is buying another, whether it’s to decrease competition, own more equipment, or gain a bigger piece of the pie. At

  • Nine traits top-performing carriers share

    March 26, 2018 11:27PM by Sonia Straface

    KISSIMMEE, Fla. – In trucking, it’s easy to point out the top performing carriers. They win awards every chance they get, they don’t have any turnover, and their drivers are, for the most part, happy on the job. To help