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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

  • News Equipment

    August Class 8 orders set new record

    September 24, 2018 8:42AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – It was a record August for Class 8 truck orders, according to data from ACT Research. There were 53,069 units booked in August, marking the sixth time in eight months in which industry orders surpassed 40,000 units.

  • Freightliner Manitoba to expand at CentrePort Canada

    September 21, 2018 4:12PM by Derek Clouthier

    WINNIPEG, Man. – Freightliner Manitoba plans to build a new, 78,000-sq.ft., state-of-the-art facility at CentrePort Canada’s Brookside Industrial Park. Expected to open early 2020, the new building will sit on 13.5 acres and boast 35 service bays, an indoor showroom,

  • News Equipment

    Record August for trailer orders

    September 21, 2018 10:46AM by Truck News

    Trailer orders exceeded the best August in history, according to preliminary data from FTR and ACT Research. FTR reported orders of 35,300 units, exceeding expectations at 27% higher than July and up 141% year-over-year. Fleets are placing 2019 orders a

  • Truck tonnage gains slow due to last year’s strength

    September 21, 2018 10:37AM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. – For-hire truck tonnage in the U.S. slumped 1.8% in August, but remained 4.5% better year-over-year, according to the American Trucking Associations. Year-to-date, tonnage is up 7.6%, far outpacing the annual gain of 3.8% seen in 2017. “Truck

  • CTA continues Driver Inc. attack

    September 21, 2018 9:19AM by johng@newcom.ca

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) continues its attack on the “Driver Inc.” payment model, making its case before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance. Driver Inc. refers to an approach that pays drivers as independent

  • Navistar already benefits from Traton alliance: Clarke

    September 20, 2018 4:29PM by John G. Smith

    HANNOVER, Germany – Navistar is already realizing the benefits of extra purchasing power made possible through a 17% equity stake secured by Volkswagen Truck and Bus – recently rebranded as Traton Group. A related joint venture for procurement activities offered

  • CTA calls for level playing field

    September 20, 2018 4:02PM by johng@newcom.ca

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) is calling on governments to help level the competitive playing field as trucking companies grapple with thin margins and ever-escalating operating costs. In a submission to Canada’s Treasury Board, the alliance noted

  • Daimler’s Daum: Trade war would have ‘no winners’

    September 20, 2018 4:00PM by John G. Smith

    HANNOVER, Germany – The business of making trucks is booming at Daimler Truck and Bus. Sales for the company were up 13% in the first half of 2018, and orders are up 38%. “That’s why we’re equally optimistic about the

  • How will 3D printing affect the supply chain?

    September 13, 2018 5:19PM by James Menzies

    And why is UPS investing in it?

  • News Equipment

    Truck orders: They’re magnificent and they’re real

    September 13, 2018 1:56PM by James Menzies

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Truck orders have been strong all year, but just how strong have they been? “Four of the top five order months ever have occurred this year,” said Don Ake, FTR vice-president of commercial vehicles, in an update

  • Ocean Trailer expands in B.C. and Manitoba

    September 13, 2018 11:42AM by Truck West

    PRINCE RUPERT, B.C. – Ocean Trailer is expanding, opening a shop in Prince Rupert, B.C., and adding four new service bays and a wash bay at its Winnipeg location. The Prince Rupert shop offers full maintenance repair, certified vehicle inspections,

  • The struggle is real

    September 12, 2018 3:22PM by James Menzies

    Shippers struggling as rates increase, capacity decreases

  • ‘Tortoise recovery’ expected to continue

    September 12, 2018 12:39PM by James Menzies

    No signs a recession is looming

  • Tremcar West to open propane tank truck assembly line in Saskatchewan

    September 11, 2018 1:09AM by Truck West

    WEYBURN, Sask. – Tremcar West will set up a propane tank truck assembly line at its Weyburn, Sask., facility. The announcement was made Sept. 6 during the company’s celebration of a decade doing business in Saskatchewan, which marked Tremcar West’s