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  • News Equipment

    Trailer orders remain strong in January

    February 16, 2018 11:46AM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – January net trailer orders were in the 40,000 range for the third consecutive month, according to preliminary data from FTR. If those numbers hold when final numbers are reported, FTR says it will be the first time

  • Delmar acquires Cobrac Brazil

    February 15, 2018 10:00PM by Truck News

    MONTREAL, Que. – Canadian logistics company Delmar International has acquired Cobrac Brazil. The company says the purchase will help to shore up their South American presence under the newly branded Delmar International Logistica S.A, headquartered in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Cobrac

  • Peterbilt looks to strong 2018 after record-breaking year

    February 15, 2018 1:21PM by James Menzies

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Peterbilt is coming of a record-setting year and planning to take advantage of a strong truck market in 2018. The company says it achieved a new Class 8 heavy-duty market share high in 2017, at 15.3%, surpassing

  • Price of petroleum was down in Q3: Stats Can

    February 15, 2018 10:36AM by Truck News

    OTTAWA, ON – The price of petroleum dropped again in the third quarter of 2017 reports Statistics Canada. The federal agency released the unadjusted Wholesale Services Price Index for the middle of last year, showing the change in the price

  • Jobs dip in month-to-month in January

    February 14, 2018 7:01PM by Truck News

    OTTAWA, ON – The Canadian trucking industry saw a dip in jobs in January according to statistics Canada. The agency released job numbers for the first month of the year showing just under 6,000 jobs were lost from December 2017

  • Trucking capacity “maxed out”: FTR

    February 13, 2018 11:56AM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Trucking conditions in the U.S. improved in December, with a strong 9.2 reading of the FTR Trucking Conditions Index. The index reflects a full capacity environment, driven by continued strength in freight demand, FTR reported. The industry

  • Spot truckload rates on rise in U.S.

    February 13, 2018 10:51AM by Truck News

    PORTLAND, Ore. – Spot truckload rates for van, reefer, and flatbed freight hit new highs in the U.S. in January, in the face of tightening capacity caused by shipper demand and a mandate for electronic logging devices, DAT Solutions reports.

  • Mullen Group buys DWS Logistics

    February 13, 2018 6:51AM by Truck News

    OKOTOKS, Alta. – Mullen Group has announced the acquisition of DWS Logistics, expanding its third-party logistics and warehousing services. DWS is based in Mississauga, Ont., with distribution centers in the Greater Toronto Area and the Lower Mainland of B.C. Its

  • Kindersley Insurance acquired by Hub International

    February 9, 2018 3:18PM by Truck News

    KINDERSLEY, SK – Trucking insurance specialist Kindersley Insurance has been acquired by Hub International. The global insurance broker disclosed it has acquired shares of the Saskatchewan-based independent and commercial insurance brokerage, however terms of the deal were not disclosed. Kindersley

  • Transportation, warehousing jobs decline

    February 9, 2018 12:45PM by Truck News

    OTTAWA, Ont. — Canada’s transportation and warehousing sector lost 5,900 jobs in January – down 0.6% overall — but still counted 40,700 more jobs than January 2017, Statistics Canada reports. The findings were included in the latest Labor Force Survey,

  • News Technology

    OTA weighs in on autonomous vehicles, platooning

    February 8, 2018 10:29AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) says the Ontario Ministry of Transportation’s approach to automated vehicles and truck platooning is “measured and responsible.” However, in its submission to the province in regards to proposed amendments to Reg. 306/51,

  • Investments paying off for Titanium’s logistics division

    February 8, 2018 7:14AM by Truck News

    BOLTON, Ont. – Titanium Transportation Group says its logistics division achieved record monthly sales in January. The company reported the division brought in more than $5.5 million in the month, thanks to increased sales, operational, and technology initiatives. “Our logistics

  • Carriers, minister meet on labor standards

    February 7, 2018 1:57PM by Truck News

    DIEPPE, NB – The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA), Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association, and several carriers have met with Patty Hajdu – Canada’s minister of employment, workforce development, and labor – to discuss plans for federal labor standards. The minister has

  • Trailcon to build new facilities in Calgary and Edmonton

    February 6, 2018 2:47PM by Truck West

    CALGARY, Alta. – Trailcon Leasing announced today it will build new facilities in Calgary and Edmonton to support the current and future growth of the trailer and equipment company. With construction set to commence this May and conclude in the

  • Off-road equipment imports surge

    February 6, 2018 10:08AM by Truck News

    OTTAWA, Ont. – Buyers scrambled to import logging, mining, and construction equipment in December, in a push to beat 2018 emissions regulations for off-road diesel engines and machines, Statistics Canada reports. The imports of such machinery jumped 24.6% on the