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  • Inland Kenworth opens in Castlegar

    January 14, 2019 1:00PM by Truck News-West

    CASTLEGAR, B.C. – Inland Kenworth has opened a new parts and service facility in Castlegar, B.C. The location boasts 19,000 square feet of space, featuring a 9,500 sq.-ft. service department with nine service stalls. There is also a 4,500 sq.-ft.

  • ACT Research: Yellow lights are flashing

    January 14, 2019 7:35AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – ACT Research has reported yellow lights are flashing for the U.S. economy, and by extension, for the North American commercial vehicle industry. “Over the course of Q4 2018, the list of indicators flashing yellow became longer and

  • Teamsters looks to block foreign worker bid

    January 11, 2019 10:48AM by johng@newcom.ca

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – Teamsters Canada is slamming the Ontario Trucking Association’s (OTA) bid to bring in foreign workers to help address a driver shortage – stressing instead that the focus should be on improving wages and working conditions to make

  • Trucking conditions bounce back in November

    January 11, 2019 9:45AM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Deteriorating trucking conditions bounced back in November, thanks to a slightly firmer rate environment and lower diesel prices, according to the latest FTR Trucking Conditions Index. The index rebounded 2.5 points from October, to 5.84. The reading

  • Freight market returning to ‘normal’: FTR

    January 10, 2019 12:01PM by James Menzies

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The fundamentals driving 2019 freight demand remain “relatively healthy” and should result in a growing, but not explosive, transport sector. That was the assessment of Avery Vise, vice-president of trucking for FTR, who addressed the topic during

  • Husky Energy considers selling commercial fuels business

    January 9, 2019 3:40PM by Truck News-West

    CALGARY, Alta. – Husky Energy is considering selling off its commercial fuels and Canadian retail business, as well as its Prince George Refinery. The company made the announcement Jan. 8, saying it would undertake a strategic review of the non-core

  • Vehicle convoy steers through Manitoba

    January 7, 2019 5:11PM by Truck News-West

    BRANDON, Man. – A convoy made up of several vehicles ranging from cars to semi-trucks protested the federal government’s policies between Virden and Brandon, Man., this past Sunday. Stretching for approximately 10 kilometers, the “yellow vest protest” was one of

  • Daimler closes record year, expects strong market to continue

    January 7, 2019 4:06PM by James Menzies

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Daimler Trucks is coming off a record-setting year, having sold more than half a million trucks globally in 2018. Martin Daum, CEO of Daimler Trucks and Buses, provided a keynote address at a Daimler event at

  • News Equipment

    Class 8 orders expectedly drop in December

    January 4, 2019 11:18AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – Preliminary data from ACT Research shows the industry booked 21,300 Class 8 trucks, an expected decline and off 43% year-over-year. But the year set a new record, with 490,100 units booked in 2018. “For all of 2018,

  • Truck convoys in support of oil and gas sector continue across Western Canada

    December 24, 2018 12:45PM by Truck News-West

    ESTEVAN, Sask. – Truck convoys continued to roll through Western Canada this past week in support of the oil and gas industry. In Estevan, Sask., approximately 450 trucks flooded the streets on Saturday, a convoy organized by local carrier Bert

  • Truck convoys join Alberta rallies in support of oil and gas sector

    December 20, 2018 3:49PM by Truck News-West

    EDMONTON, Alta. – A series of truck convoys have taken part in recent rallies across Alberta in support of the province’s oil and gas sector. In Nisku, Alta., the group Truckers for Pipelines formed what media reports indicated was a

  • Canadian spot market flat in November

    December 20, 2018 2:51PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Canadian spot market was largely flat in November, according to TransCore Link Logistics. Load and truck availability were relatively even. Loads increased prior to Black Friday, but dropped sharply just prior to the start of the

  • News Equipment

    A record year for trailer orders – already

    December 20, 2018 9:44AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – This has been the best year ever for net trailer orders, with one month remaining to report, according to ACT Research. November trailer orders were up 101% year-over-year, marking the fifth best month in history, with more

  • Fleet growth to outstrip freight growth in 2019: ACT

    December 20, 2018 7:18AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – ACT Research says the commercial vehicle industry is maintaining its momentum, but could slow in the second half of 2019. The company produced its Transportation Digest, reporting that the Class 8 truck market continued to extend all-time

  • Worst may be over for shippers: FTR

    December 18, 2018 12:31PM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Conditions for U.S. shippers eased in October, suggesting the worst may be over for them. The FTR Shippers Conditions Index rose to a reading of -2.1 in October, reflecting the best environment for shippers in more than