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    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

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    Goodyear takes two million service calls in 10 years

    October 15, 2018 10:23AM by Truck News

    AKRON, Ohio – Goodyear has announced its Fleet HQ Emergency Roadside Service program has achieved a new milestone, having completed its two millionth service call in 10 years. “Over the last decade, trucking operations of all sizes and configurations –

  • Trucks for Change delivers for charity

    October 12, 2018 9:50AM by johng@newcom.ca

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – Trucks for Change Network, an organization that connects charities to those who can haul their freight, has just transported its 20 millionth pound of donated food — and that’s just a sample of what has been accomplished

  • Challenger’s Topping named HR Leader of the Year

    October 12, 2018 8:32AM by Sonia Straface

    And other HR awards are handed out during the Trucking HR Canada Gala Awards Dinner

  • Wabash Canada mourns the loss of Rodney Ehrlich

    October 12, 2018 8:01AM by Truck News

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Rodney Ehrlich, co-founder and CTO of Wabash National, passed away on Oct. 9. He was 72 years old. Wabash Canada’s president and CEO Brent Larson expressed his sadness of the company’s loss. He had this to say:

  • Get ready to ‘Shift into Winter’

    October 11, 2018 6:10PM by Truck West

    RICHMOND, B.C. – With winter fast approaching – and already a reality in some areas of Western Canada – the Winter Driving Safety Alliance (WDA) is urging truckers and all motorists to drive smart this snow season through its “Shift

  • Owner of carrier involved in Humboldt collision charged

    October 11, 2018 2:51PM by Truck West

    REGINA, Sask. – The owner of the trucking company involved in the Humboldt Broncos bus collision has been charged with eight counts of failing to comply with safety regulations. Sukhmander Singh, owner of Calgary-based Adesh Deol Trucking, will face seven

  • Trends in eCommerce and last-mile delivery

    October 11, 2018 2:02PM by Sonia Straface

    TORONTO, Ont. – Last-mile delivery is going to have to keep up with the increasing demands of consumer buying trends. That’s according to a panel who discussed eCommerce and last-mile delivery trends, at this year’s Surface Transportation Summit. The panel

  • U.S. economy should remain strong: FTR

    October 11, 2018 12:26PM by James Menzies

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – The U.S. economy is “in a good place” and expected to stay there through 2019. That was the assessment of Bill Witte, senior economist with FTR, who gave an economic update to subscribers during a State of

  • Alliance calls for third-party ELD certification

    October 11, 2018 10:58AM by johng@newcom.ca

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance is once again stressing the need to have mandated electronic logging devices (ELDs) certified by third parties, helping to ensure the devices can’t be compromised. The alliance says the final rule has been

  • Canada can learn from past mistakes when mandating ELDs

    October 10, 2018 6:42PM by James Menzies

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – Canada’s long-awaited electronic logging device (ELD) mandate should differ from the U.S. rule to avoid some of the pitfalls that befell the rollout of similar legislation there. That was the opinion of a panel that discussed the

  • MELT to be mandated in Alberta this spring

    October 10, 2018 5:03PM by Truck West

    EDMONTON, Alta. – The Alberta government announced today that mandatory entry-level driver training (MELT) will be mandated in spring 2019 for Class 1 and 2 drivers. The announcement was made at the Alberta Motor Transport Association (AMTA) office by Transportation

  • Mack’s Anthem a perfect fit for Westcan’s driver-focused mentality

    October 10, 2018 4:51PM by Truck West

    EDMONTON, Alta. – With the help of Mack Trucks, Westcan Bulk Transport is putting the focus back on the driver. “We need a good product so we can get drivers in the trucks and product to market,” said Howard August,