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  • CN finalizes TransX acquisition

    March 22, 2019 1:27PM by Truck News

    WINNIPEG, Man. – CN has announced it has closed its acquisition of The TransX Group of Companies. The deal was first announced on Oct. 30, 2018. “We are pleased to have concluded this important transaction that allows us to deepen

  • News Equipment

    Nikola acquires 400 acres for truck manufacturing plant

    March 22, 2019 1:20PM by Truck News

    PHOENIX, Ariz. – Nikola Motor Company says it has acquired 400 acres of property in Arizona, where it will manufacture its Class 8 hydrogen-electric trucks. “When we set out to build a factory, part of my vision was to help

  • Search for truck drivers should include youth, urban centers, military: Spear

    March 20, 2019 8:02AM by johng@newcom.ca

    ATLANTA, Ga. – When American Trucking Associations president Chris Spear looks at youth, urban centers and military ranks, he sees opportunities to expand the trucking industry’s labor pool. But reaching out to any of the groups will require some different

  • Hadley bringing lightweight barriers to heavy trucks

    March 17, 2019 6:16PM by johng@newcom.ca

    ATLANTA, Ga. – Hadley is joining forces with its Corvac Composites affiliate to produce a lineup of lightweight thermoform barriers for heavy trucks – including splash shields, under-engine covers, and underbodies. Splash shields and under-engine covers are traditionally injection-molded or

  • Western Canadian dealer named one of Wabash’s best

    March 14, 2019 8:05PM by Truck News-West

    CALGARY, Alta. – Calgary’s Fleetstop Trailers was named one of Wabash National’s top dealers for 2018. “We are again honored to be included with Wabash’s largest and best run North American dealerships,” said Craig Sterling, managing partner of Fleetstop Trailers.

  • Rate recession likely: ACT Research

    March 14, 2019 9:19AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – A freight recession is likely, and a rate recession even more likely, according to the latest North American Commercial Vehicle Outlook published by ACT Research. The truck supply and freight demand are falling out of balance, according

  • Carbon tax threatens trucking jobs, says Ontario premier

    March 13, 2019 2:26PM by johng@newcom.ca

    Doug Ford returns to Challenger to decry federal carbon tax

  • Trucking conditions deteriorated in January: FTR

    March 12, 2019 12:59PM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Trucking conditions in the U.S. slid to a single-digit positive 5.79 reading in January, down from 11.44 in December, according to the FTR Trucking Conditions Index. The decline was attributed to higher costs of capital combined with

  • Canada-U.S. trade likely to suffer further

    March 7, 2019 12:15AM by James Menzies

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – North American trade is being conducted in a “climate of suspicion and retaliation” and is not likely to improve anytime soon. That was the sobering message from Dr. Laura Dawson, director of the Canada Institute, who participated

  • Alberta farm workers receive 2019 exemption from MELT

    February 28, 2019 3:48PM by Truck News-West

    EDMONTON, Alta. – The Alberta government has extended the deadline to comply with the province’s mandatory entry-level driver training (MELT) program to farmers and farm workers in the agriculture industry. Taking effect March 1, any commercial driver looking to obtain

  • Port of Vancouver sees record volumes for second straight year

    February 28, 2019 1:04PM by Truck News-West

    VANCOUVER, B.C. – It was a banner year for the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority in 2018, with record cargo volumes passing through Canada’s largest port. Last year saw 147 million tons go through the Port of Vancouver, up 3.5% from

  • Four takeaways from the TFI International analysts call

    February 28, 2019 10:26AM by James Menzies

    MONTREAL, Que. – TFI International posted record fourth quarter results on Feb. 27, and CEO Alain Bedard expanded on the company’s operations and industry trends in a customary conference call with analysts this morning. Here are some key takeaways from

  • OOIDA opposes size and weight increases

    February 28, 2019 8:00AM by Truck News

    GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. – The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA), along with a coalition of other organizations, has penned a letter to U.S. Congress opposing increases to commercial vehicle sizes and weights. “Heavier trucks put additional stress on our already

  • Conditions for shippers best since August 2016: FTR

    February 28, 2019 7:54AM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Conditions for shippers reached their most positive levels since August 2016, according to the December FTR Shippers Conditions Index (SCI). The index showed a neutral reading in November. In December, the index rose to 1.7, where FTR

  • News Equipment

    Slowdown in trailer orders not indicative of weakening demand

    February 28, 2019 7:47AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – Orders for new trailers weakened at the end of 2018, but ACT Research says this doesn’t reflect softening demand. A hot streak for trailers that began in the fall of 2017 came to an end in December