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  • Congestion costs trucking industry 1.2 billion hours

    October 18, 2018 12:30PM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. – Traffic congestion in the U.S. cost the trucking industry US$74.5 billion in 2016, a 0.5% increase over the previous year. That’s according to new research from the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI). The research group relied on

  • APTA to host Transportation Summit in NL next week

    October 18, 2018 8:01AM by Truck News

    DIEPPE, N.B. – Close to 230 trucking industry leaders, representing companies from across the Atlantic provinces and Canada, will participate in the 2018 Transportation Summit taking place October 23-24, 2018 at the St. John’s Convention Centre in Newfoundland. Hosted by

  • Hiway/Eskimo group acquires company, adds to leadership team

    October 17, 2018 5:03PM by Truck West

    CALGARY, Alta. – Following the Hiway/Eskimo Refrigeration merger, the company has now acquired Chill Tech Reefer Services, and has added to its leadership team. Chill Tech, an independent transport refrigeration service, had been operating in the Calgary area for 16

  • OTA offers to help build carbon reduction plan

    October 17, 2018 2:10PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) wants to work with the province to develop a “made-in-Ontario” carbon reduction solution. The OTA says the industry must continue to do its part to reduce carbon emissions and improve air quality,

  • Electric medium-duty trucks a good fit for some applications: NACFE

    October 17, 2018 1:17PM by James Menzies

    NEW YORK, N.Y. – A new Confidence Report on the viability of electric-powered medium-duty trucks found they are a “real solution, for some specific applications.” Mike Roeth, executive director of the North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE) said during

  • News Technology

    Mack, Volvo expand over-the-air capabilities

    October 17, 2018 9:17AM by Truck News

    GREENSBORO, N.C. – Mack and Volvo have both announced expanded over-the-air (OTA) software and vehicle parameter update capabilities. They’ve also created a simple portal to allow customers to register their trucks for OTA updates. “Customers who utilize Mack Over The

  • Canada’s spot market sees more capacity, less freight

    October 16, 2018 1:38PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – Canadian spot market load volumes increased towards the end of September, but third quarter volumes were 29% off unprecedented Q2 numbers. Third quarter load volumes were only 11% lower year-over-year, according to TransCore Link Logistics. The truck-to-load

  • Carriers giving capacity to best customers

    October 16, 2018 1:19PM by James Menzies

    Driver shortage putting a lid on fleet expansion

  • Technology and trucking

    October 16, 2018 11:35AM by Sonia Straface

    Experts talk about the trending technologies at this year’s Surface Transportation Summit

  • CVSA names executive leaders

    October 16, 2018 11:25AM by johng@newcom.ca

    GREENBELT, Md. – Lt. Scott Carnegie of the Mississippi Highway Patrol is now serving as the 2018/19 president for the Commercial Motor Vehicle Alliance (CVSA), an association dedicated to uniform commercial vehicle enforcement in North America. Richard Roberts — the

  • Manac names new regional sales manager for the Maritimes

    October 16, 2018 10:40AM by Truck News

    SAINT-GEORGES, Que. — Manac announced the appointment of Marcel Maillet as its new regional sales manager for the Atlantic provinces today. Maillet joins Manac with a solid background in the trucking industry. In his new role, Marcel will be responsible

  • FLO Components names new territory sales manager

    October 16, 2018 8:17AM by Truck News

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. –FLO Components announced this week that it has appointed a new territory sales manager for southern Manitoba and northwestern Ontario. Mike Munroe is a native of Winnipeg, and has 16 years of experience in various managerial and technical sales

  • News Equipment

    Trailer orders shatter all-time high in September

    October 16, 2018 7:31AM by Truck News

    Preliminary trailer orders in September totaled 56,000 units, setting an all-time high over the previous record in October 2014 by more than 10,000 trailers. September’s orders were up 59% from August and 133% year-over-year, according to FTR. It reports that

  • Pro carrier environment sustained through August: FTR

    October 15, 2018 2:59PM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – The FTR Trucking Conditions Index (TCI) dropped in August, but still reflected a very positive carrier environment. The moderation seen in August reflected some freight rate stabilization and continued incremental capacity additions, FTR reported. Freight demand remains

  • Fastfrate launches new linehaul division

    October 15, 2018 1:23PM by Truck News

    WOODBRIDGE, Ont. – Fastfrate Group has announced the formation of a new dedicated truckload linehaul service. It integrated BRS Transportation’s operations into the Consolidated Fastfrate operations, effective Oct. 15. Fastfrate Linehaul is the name of the new entity, and will