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  • 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

  • Paid Freightera: Where shipping becomes online shopping

    February 15, 2018 12:00PM by Truck News - SmartWay

    Shopping around for the best price isn’t a task everyone is up to, especially when you’re looking for affordable and reliable transportation and freight shipping services. Enter Freightera, an online freight marketplace at your fingertips where you can browse thousands

  • 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

  • Martinez confirmed as FMCSA head

    February 14, 2018 6:23PM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, VA – Ray Martinez has been confirmed as the new head of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) in the United States. President and CEO of the American Trucking Associations (ATA) Chris Spear congratulated Martinez and says the

  • OTA calls for more funding for driver training through ‘Second Career’

    February 14, 2018 5:50PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, ON – The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) is calling on the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development to increase funding for commercial truck driver training through its Second Career program. Second Career offers funding to qualified applicants who

  • OOIDA appealing court ruling on sleep apnea suit

    February 14, 2018 4:34PM by Truck News

    GRAIN VALLEY, MO – The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) is appealing the United States Court of Appeals dismissal of their lawsuit alleging the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) bypassed the rulemaking process when regulating sleep apnea. The U.S.

  • PMTC’s next seminar to focus on digital strategy

    February 14, 2018 10:19AM by Truck News

    MILTON, Ont. — PMTC announced it is hosting a half-day seminar on digital strategy in April. The seminar is set to take place in Milton, Ont. on April 17 and will focus on how organizations can strengthen their digital strategy.

  • 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

  • News Equipment

    Remorques Lewis named a Talbert Top 10 dealer

    February 13, 2018 11:56AM by Truck News

    LA PRÉSENTATION, SAINT-HYACINTHE, QC – Remorques Lewis has been named one of the top 10 Talbert Manufacturing dealers for 2017. The Quebec dealership was also given the honor of “Most Improved Dealer of 2017” with sales that were more than

  • Mack and Moakler partnership “Born Ready” for success

    February 13, 2018 11:09AM by Truck West

    GREENSBORO, N.C. – The partnership between Mack Trucks and Steve Moakler appeared “Born Ready” for success, with the singer declaring the truck manufacturer as the inspiration for the title song and upcoming tour. Originally debuting the song during a live

  • 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.

  • White House Infrastructure plan falls short: ATA

    February 13, 2018 10:35AM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, VA – The American Trucking Associations (ATA) says the new infrastructure plan from the White House falls short on what’s needed to repair roadways, and is calling for more funding. President Trump kicked off infrastructure week in the nation’s

  • Link Manufacturing promotes Jeff Vierkant

    February 13, 2018 7:14AM by Truck News

    SIOUX CENTER, Iowa – Link Manufacturing has promoted Jeff Vierkant to vice-president of manufacturing. In his new role, Vierkant will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of manufacturing including manufacturing engineering, production, quality, purchasing, sourcing, shipping and receiving. Vierkant joined

  • Bendix reduces waste, energy consumption

    February 13, 2018 7:00AM by Truck News

    ELYRIA, Ohio – Bendix has announced it has diverted 96% of the waste created at its plants in 2017, while also reducing its energy usage by seven million kilowatt hours over the past three years. The company is on target