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  • The many benefits of electrification

    June 21, 2018 4:59AM by James Menzies

    For Volvo, the advantages of electrification will not only be enjoyed by customers, but by the world at large

  • MTA names driving championships award winners

    June 20, 2018 6:54PM by Truck West

    WINNIPEG, Man. – The winners of the Manitoba Trucking Association (MTA) Provincial Truck Driving Championships have been announced, with four carriers boasting champion drivers. Placing first in the straight truck category was Bruce McKechnie from Bison Transport; Brian Hrabarchuk of

  • News Equipment

    Truck orders remain strong through May

    June 20, 2018 12:10PM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – May’s Class 8 order activity continued trending above capacity, according to the latest data from ACT Research. There were 35,608 units booked in May. “Continuing to be led by Canada and the U.S., order strength remained broad-based.

  • One of the best freight markets ever continues: ATA

    June 20, 2018 12:04PM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. – U.S. for-hire truck tonnage rose 0.7% in May, and was 7.8% stronger than May 2017, according to the American Trucking Associations (ATA). The ATA also revised up the originally reported 2.2% gain in April to 2.7%. Year-to-date

  • May continues record-setting year for Canadian spot market

    June 20, 2018 11:59AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – A record-setting year for Canadian spot market load volumes continued in May, according to the latest data from TransCore Link Logistics. May volumes were up 23% year-over-year, marking the highest May on record. Volumes were up 1%

  • Construction on second new Alberta facility begins for Trailcon

    June 20, 2018 11:56AM by Truck West

    CALGARY, Alta. – Trailcon Leasing has broken ground on a new Calgary facility, the second new location the company has begun work on in Alberta in the past couple of months. “After Trailcon’s acquisition of Hubs Trailer Service in 2014,

  • Tight labor market keeping carriers from fully cashing in on high rate environment

    June 20, 2018 11:52AM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Trucking conditions for carriers remained strong in April, with the FTR Trucking Conditions Index reflecting strong freight demand and continued tightness in capacity. The index read 11.5, meaning carriers can expect favorable conditions to improve into Q3

  • Goodyear adds long-haul steer tire to Endurance line

    June 20, 2018 11:50AM by Sonia Straface

    AKRON, Ohio – Goodyear rolled out its new Endurance long-haul steer tire today. The new tire — the Endurance LHS — designed with all new compounds, is the latest product added to Goodyear’s Endurance family of high-mileage long-haul tires. According

  • Mullen Group announces pair of acquisitions

    June 20, 2018 11:29AM by Truck West

    OKOTOKS, Alta. – The Mullen Group announced it has entered into a letter of intent to acquire the shares of Canadian Hydrovac Ltd. (CHL), as well as an agreement with AECOM to acquire the business and assets of the company’s

  • J.G. Drapeau to acquire Ontario LTL division of Mainliner Freightways

    June 20, 2018 9:14AM by Sonia Straface

    TORONTO, Ont. –– Polaris Transportation Group announced today that J.G. Drapeau has entered into an agreement to acquire the Ontario LTL division of Mainliner Freightways and transition into the 150,000 square foot cross-dock and warehousing facility in Etobicoke, Ont. The acquisition

  • Alberta’s extreme conditions inspire design of Michelin’s new drive-axle tire

    June 20, 2018 7:18AM by Lou Smyrlis

    EDMONTON, Alta – Michelin North America is launching the most aggressive drive-axle tire it has ever produced this August, aiming to meet the extreme conditions of oil field and logging fleets. And the inspiration for the tire – the Michelin

  • Working trucks awarded during SuperRigs

    June 19, 2018 12:00PM by Truck West

    RAPHINE, Va. – Eric Turner’s 2015 Peterbilt 389 is pretty impressive inside and out. Turner took home Best of Show honors at the Shell Rotella SuperRigs competition this past weekend in Virginia, also placing first for Best Interior. Turner, whose

  • APTA announces winners of driving championships

    June 19, 2018 9:19AM by Truck News

    DIEPPE, N.B. —  The Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association’s safety council gave out top marks to the day’s most talented professional drivers at APTA’s Annual Professional Driving Championships held in Masstown, N.S. Saturday, June 16.  A total of 36 professional drivers competed, including nine

  • Custom Truck Sales expands in Estevan

    June 18, 2018 7:17PM by Truck West

    ESTEVAN, Sask. – Custom Truck Sales has relocated its Estevan, Sask., facility in an effort to better service its customers. The new nine-acre location at 201 Shand Road is situated near two major highways with high truck traffic, and offers

  • Whistleblower protections aren’t helping drivers: OOIDA

    June 18, 2018 3:55PM by Truck News

    GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. – Whistle-blower laws meant to shield workers from reporting coercive behavior aren’t protecting drivers says the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA). The group met recently with the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) at the U.S. Department