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  • CN buys TransX

    October 30, 2018 12:21PM by Truck News

    MONTREAL, Que.  —  CN announced today it has reached an agreement to acquire Winnipeg’s TransX Group of Companies.  “This strategic acquisition allows CN to deepen its supply chain focus, strengthening our exceptional franchise, including our intermodal business, notably the specialized,

  • Westcan’s safety program receives gold recognition

    October 30, 2018 11:57AM by Truck West

    EDMONTON, Alta. – Westcan Bulk Transport recently took home gold for being Canada’s Safest Employers in the transportation. The award was handed out by Canadian Occupational Safety in Toronto, recognizing the carrier, which has 800 trucks hauling across Western Canada,

  • Infrastructure and the cost of doing nothing

    October 29, 2018 2:51PM by James Menzies

    AUSTIN, Texas – Everyone knows the U.S. economy is humming, so the popular All Eyes on the Economy session at the American Trucking Associations (ATA) Management Conference & Exhibition was replaced this year with discussion of a topic that’s not

  • News Equipment

    DTNA overcoming supply chain challenges

    October 29, 2018 1:50PM by James Menzies

    AUSTIN, Texas – Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) is projecting NAFTA Classes 6-8 deliveries to surpass 440,000 units this year, exceeding its initial ambitious projection of 420,000. Year to date, deliveries have totaled 330,000 units, which DTNA chief executive officer

  • OOIDA produces video outlining why driver shortage is a myth

    October 29, 2018 10:48AM by Truck News

    GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. – The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) debuted a video dispelling the myth that there is a shortage of truck drivers in the US. “We created this video because we are concerned that messaging in mainstream media

  • News Technology

    Trimble teams with Pulsar to monitor driver fatigue

    October 29, 2018 10:28AM by James Menzies

    AUSTIN, Texas – Trimble is taking a new approach to the monitoring of driver fatigue. At the American Trucking Associations (ATA) Management Conference & Exhibition, the company announced a partnership with Pulsar Informatics, which will deliver a new fatigue monitoring

  • FMCSA fast-tracking review of hours-of-service rules

    October 29, 2018 10:00AM by James Menzies

    AUSTIN, Texas – The U.S. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is committed to fast-tracking a review of the hours-of-service rules. Jim Mullen, chief counsel for the FMCSA, gave attendees at the American Trucking Associations (ATA) Management Conference & Exhibition,

  • Why Monday Night Football may contribute to unsafe driving

    October 29, 2018 9:34AM by James Menzies

    AUSTIN, Texas – Could Monday Night Football be to blame for risky driving behavior among truckers? After combing through more than 100 billion miles of data, Lytx data analyst Ryan Brandos thinks that could be the case. He analyzed the

  • Driver shortage trucking industry’s top concern

    October 29, 2018 9:11AM by Truck News

    AUSTIN, Texas – The driver shortage has emerged as the trucking industry’s top concern for the second year in a row. The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) published its list of the top 10 critical issues facing the trucking industry,

  • Image can be everything

    October 29, 2018 5:00AM by Derek Clouthier

    Panel says industry must step up to attract more people into trucking

  • Day & Ross opens another terminal in Ottawa

    October 25, 2018 4:39PM by Truck News

    OTTAWA, Ont. — Day & Ross announced today that it has opened its second facility in Ottawa. The new 5,000 sq.-ft. terminal, located at 1270 Humber Place, will handle freight originating from Toronto, Montreal, and Woodstock, and destined for rural

  • Mullen Group achieves record trucking profit

    October 25, 2018 1:19PM by James Menzies

    OKOTOKS, Alta. – Mullen Group’s trucking and logistics segment achieved record revenue and profit in the third quarter. The segment now makes up about 70% of Mullen Group’s revenue, a stark contrast to its traditional model where it represented about

  • Wabco opens new Americas headquarters in Michigan

    October 25, 2018 11:42AM by Truck News

    AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – Wabco Holdings held a ribbon-cutting ceremony today to officially open its new Americas headquarters in Auburn Hills, Mich. The new $20 million facility features an open, transparent design and includes office space on two floors, as

  • Fleets achieving “record contract rates”: ACT

    October 25, 2018 8:01AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – About 7% of Class 8 tractors are currently unseated, with 62% of fleets reporting that as being higher than usual, according to a survey by ACT Research. Only 14% of responding fleets said their unseated tractor level

  • News Equipment

    Trailer orders officially “epic”: ACT

    October 25, 2018 7:44AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – September trailer orders, totaling more than 58,000 units, were up 52% from August and 135% year-over-year, according to ACT Research’s State of the Industry: US Trailer Report. “Following the strongest July and August net orders in industry