Truck News


  • TCA panel offers view from the top

    November 21, 2019 10:24AM by James Menzies

    BRAMPTON, Ont. – Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) chief Stephen Laskowski is encouraged increased regulatory scrutiny is being paid to the trucking industry, and hopes it will continue to be targeted at the bad actors. “If we are going to change,

  • TCA gives Canadian fleets broad U.S. regulatory update

    November 21, 2019 9:29AM by James Menzies

    BRAMPTON, Ont. – The Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) made its annual trek to Canada Nov. 20, offering a free half-day business conference, which included a broad update on U.S. regulatory issues. David Heller, vice-president of government affairs with TCA, told

  • Shippers continue to enjoy favorable conditions: FTR

    November 21, 2019 7:14AM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Conditions in the U.S. continued to favor shippers in September. FTR’s Shippers Conditions Index remained in positive territory at a 6.4 reading. While fuel pricing rose, freight volumes, capacity utilization and logistics cost factors all favored shippers.

  • News Equipment

    TIP gets green light to buy Trailer Wizards

    November 20, 2019 6:08AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – TIP Trailer Services has announced its acquisition of Trailer Wizards has received a no-action letter from Competition Bureau Canada, allowing the deal to proceed. The deal, struck Sept. 4, is expected to close in January 2020, according

  • U.S. truck tonnage slid in October

    November 20, 2019 5:37AM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. – U.S. for-hire truck tonnage slipped 0.3% in October, according to the latest data from the American Trucking Associations (ATA). That comes on the heels of a 1% bump in September. “October’s tonnage change, both sequentially and year-over-year,

  • Canadian spot market loads, trucks rose in October

    November 19, 2019 9:54AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – Canadian spot market load volumes rose 4% in October, but truck volumes also spiked. The 10% increase in trucks brought the truck-to-load ratio up 5%, to 3.90. The average ratio of trucks to loads is up 28%

  • CTA reinforces need for flexibility in labor code changes

    November 19, 2019 9:38AM by Truck News

    OTTAWA, Ont. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) is calling on the feds to preserve exemptions to labor code provisions, to reflect the operational realities of trucking. The Alliance sought and obtained exemptions related to the scheduling of workers, which

  • Human Trafficking to be focus of TTSAO meeting

    November 19, 2019 9:29AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – Human trafficking will be the main focus of the Truck Training Schools Association of Ontario’s (TTSAO) general meeting Dec. 11. Truckers Against Trafficking will present, giving information on human trafficking and how trucking can help combat the

  • Nikola develops new battery technology

    November 19, 2019 9:16AM by Truck News

    PHOENIX, Ariz. – Nikola says it has developed the first battery to remove binder material and current collectors, reducing costs by 50% and doubling range when compared to lithium-ion. It has a record energy density of 1,100 watt-hours per kilogram

  • News Equipment

    DTNA opens new parts distribution center

    November 18, 2019 2:31PM by Truck News

    GOODYEAR, Ariz. – Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) has opened its 10th parts distribution center, just outside Phoenix. The 268,000 sq.-ft. facility stocks more than 10,000 parts and serves more than 130 DTNA dealers. “As part of our strategy to

  • News Equipment

    Quebec to allow LCVs in winter

    November 18, 2019 2:02PM by Eric Berard

    QUEBEC CITY, Que. — The Quebec Ministry of Transport (MTQ) was quick to follow the trend towards more flexible traffic regulations for long combination vehicles (LCVs) recently observed in Ontario. The MTQ officially announced this morning that changes to the

  • Trucking conditions weaken

    November 18, 2019 1:30PM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Trucking conditions further deteriorated in September, with the FTR Trucking Conditions Index reaching its lowest reading since May. The reading of -2.94 reflects a relatively weak environment for carriers, however FTR said it’s not forecasting any further

  • Cummins commits to long-term sustainability plan: Planet 2050

    November 18, 2019 11:09AM by Jim Park

    Cummins is stepping up the fight against climate change and pollution with a series of short- and long-term goals that will produce reductions waste from its manufacturing facilities worldwide as well as strategies to reduce the carbon footprint from its internal combustion engine products.

  • News Equipment

    Trailer orders bounce back

    November 18, 2019 9:07AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – Trailer orders totaled 31,900 units in October, representing a 71% spike from September, but down 42% year-over-year, according to preliminary data from ACT Research. It marked the second straight month of sequential growth greater than 70%. Year-to-date

  • CN receives strike notice

    November 18, 2019 9:01AM by Truck News

    MONTREAL, Que. – CN Rail conductors, trainpersons and yardpersons represented by Teamsters are threatening to walk off the job as soon as Nov. 19. “We continue to negotiate in good faith to reach a fair agreement before the strike deadline,”