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  • Total freight costs rise

    April 27, 2018 8:19AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. — The total cost of ground transportation for Canadian shippers increased by 1.9% in February, as compared with January results, according to results published today by the Canadian General Freight Index (CGFI). The base rate index, which excludes

  • Manitoba looking at standardized commercial driver training

    April 26, 2018 11:09PM by Truck West

    WINNIPEG, Man. – The Manitoba government announced today that it is consulting on the implementation of a standardized system of training and certification for commercial drivers. “Our first priority is public safety on roadways and that is why we are

  • Truckers create a ‘wall’ thwarting man’s suicide attempt

    April 26, 2018 4:38PM by Truck News

    DETROIT, Mich. – A group of truckers numbering a baker’s dozen created a wall under a Michigan bridge to save a man from attempting to take his own life. All lanes of Hwy 696 were closed during the early morning

  • DTNA shakes up senior leadership team

    April 26, 2018 2:47PM by Truck News

    PORTLAND, Ore. – Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) today announced three high-level appointments in its manufacturing and remanufacturing operations. Brian Lewallen has accepted the position of president of Detroit Reman. He will be responsible for developing and executing innovative solutions

  • OTA reveals details of its Council Summit event

    April 26, 2018 2:42PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. — The Ontario Trucking Association has revealed details for its third annual Council Summit, scheduled for June 22. Among the concurrent sessions will be OTA’s Compliance and Freight Policy Council event, featuring a host of topics and discussions

  • Mullen discusses “messy” results

    April 26, 2018 12:41PM by James Menzies

    OKOTOKS, Alta. – “Disappointing” and “messy” were a couple of the words Mullen Group CEO Murray Mullen used to describe the company’s first quarter, but he remains optimistic about the remainder of the year. On a conference call with analysts

  • Shippers dealing with “pro-carrier environment”: FTR

    April 26, 2018 9:25AM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Conditions remained tight for U.S. shippers in February, with the FTR Shippers Conditions Index reflecting an unfavorable environment. Regulatory pressures coupled with slowly increasing capacity in a hot freight market, put upward pressure on rates, FTR reports.

  • Driver iQ survey shows carriers are raising driver pay

    April 26, 2018 8:49AM by Truck News

    TULSA, Okla. – Driver iQ  announced today that carriers taking part in its Q1 2018 Recruitment & Retention Survey are raising driver pay to help improve recruiting and retention efforts. “Not only do recruiters believe that pay must be increased,

  • Mullen reports record trucking/logistics revenue

    April 26, 2018 8:28AM by Truck News

    OKOTOKS, Alta. – Mullen Group reported record first quarter revenue for its trucking/logistics segment, but continues to face headwinds in its oilfield services division. The company generated consolidated revenue of $292.1 million, up 2.5%, thanks to record revenue in trucking/logistics,

  • Number of women in trucking rising

    April 26, 2018 7:54AM by Truck News

    PLOVER, Wisc. – The number of women employed in the trucking industry is rising. That’s according to the recently updated Women in Trucking Association’s (WIT) index. Recently, WIT partnered with the National Transportation Institute (NTI) to monitor the percentage of

  • TFI boosts profit, creates last mile segment

    April 25, 2018 1:56PM by Truck News

    MONTREAL, Que. – TFI International reported stronger earnings during the first quarter, thanks to improved truckload operations. Total revenue of $1.2 billion was flat compared to Q1 2017, but the company said this was due to currency exchange rates and

  • News Equipment

    March trailer orders up 39% y-o-y

    April 25, 2018 11:30AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – Net trailer orders rose 39% year-over-year in March, and trailer builders are now committed through October. ACT Research reported the trailer industry closed March with just over 30,000 orders – up from the preliminary estimate of 29,500.

  • News Equipment

    Tallman opens used truck center

    April 25, 2018 11:11AM by Truck News

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – Tallman Group has announced the opening of a used truck center in Mississauga. Located at 1715 Britannia Road East, it will offer all makes of used medium-, heavy-, and severe-duty trucks. They’ll also be offered with used

  • Mack ups its refuse game during WasteExpo

    April 24, 2018 5:02PM by Truck West

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Mack Trucks introduced new features to its LR Model, improved its safety features on refuse vehicles, and said it will have a fully-electric refuse truck operating in New York by 2019. Mack made the announcements during

  • News Equipment

    Freightliner’s EconicSD tailored for Canadian and U.S. market

    April 24, 2018 2:40PM by Derek Clouthier

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Freightliner Trucks today unveiled its EconicSD waste collection truck, a North American offering that focuses on driver comfort and safety. The truck, which was first introduced in Germany in 1998 and updated in 2013, completes the