Truck News



  • Paid Natural Resources Canada launches new Green Freight Assessment Program

    April 23, 2018 7:37AM by Truck News - SmartWay

    OTTAWA, Ont. – The SmartWay Canada team and Natural Resources Canada are launching a new Freight Assessment Program to help Canadian carriers better determine where improvements can be made to lower fuel costs and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. According to

  • Transportation leaders must be adaptable if they are to thrive

    April 22, 2018 5:50PM by Truck West

    BANFF, Alta. – With the impact transportation has on Alberta’s supply chain, it’s vital the industry has leaders who are able to adapt to the ever-changing environment. That’s according to Janice Isberg, CEO of the Supply Chain Management Association of

  • GINCOR and Schmitz partner to bring new trailer to Canada

    April 16, 2018 4:41PM by Truck News

    Mattawa, Ont. – GINCOR Truck and Trailer Werx is partnering with Schmitz Cargobull to bring the company’s temperature control technology to the Canadian market. GINCOR President and CEO Luc Stang says he is excited to introduce the technology provided by

  • Trucking conditions have never been better: FTR

    April 16, 2018 12:05PM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Trucking conditions have never been better, according to the latest FTR Trucking Conditions Index. The February index reached its highest reading since it was developed in 1992. The Truck Loading Index is expected to grow 4-6% year-over-year

  • Paid Natural Resources Canada launches new Green Freight Assessment Program

    April 16, 2018 9:20AM by Truck News

    OTTAWA, Ont. – The SmartWay Canada team and Natural Resources Canada are launching a new Freight Assessment Program to help Canadian carriers better determine where improvements can be made to lower fuel costs and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. According to

  • New data security conference coming from ATA

    April 10, 2018 5:39PM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. – A new conference aimed at helping fleets protect themselves in the digital world is debuting in June, hosted by the American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council. TMC’s Fleet Data Management and Cybersecurity Conference was announced for

  • Celadon to restate prior financials, likely to be delisted

    April 3, 2018 8:06AM by Truck News

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Celadon Group announced yesterday that its financial statements for the fiscal year 2016 and the quarters ended Sept. 30, 2016 and Dec. 31, 2016 remain under internal investigation. The company also reviewed its current and historical accounting

  • Smaller carriers could be impacted most by Manitoba’s carbon tax plan

    April 2, 2018 2:34PM by Derek Clouthier

    WINNIPEG, Man. – The Manitoba Trucking Association (MTA) is concerned smaller carriers could struggle with the added costs of the province’s new “made in Manitoba” carbon tax plan. MTA executive director Terry Shaw said though some larger trucking companies may

  • No relief in sight for shippers: FTR

    March 29, 2018 9:17AM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Shippers in the U.S. continue to face a tough capacity and rate environment, with no relief in sight. That’s according to the latest Shippers Conditions Index by FTR, which came in a -11.1 rating. FTR projects rate

  • What the ‘Best Fleets’ are doing to be the best

    March 25, 2018 9:57PM by Sonia Straface

    KISSIMMEE, Fla. – To be among the best trucking companies in North America, all it takes is a little creativity, according to Mark Murrell and Jane Jazrawy of CarriersEdge, the brains behind the Best Fleets to Drive For program. Both

  • Carriers seeing most favorable rate environment in 14 years: FTR

    March 22, 2018 9:52AM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Trucking conditions in the U.S. continued their upturn in January, as demand remained well above supply according to the FTR Trucking Conditions Index. An 11.5 reading showed maxed out capacity and rate increases for carriers. Trucking conditions

  • SmartDrive unveils new Transportation Intelligence Platform

    March 14, 2018 10:04AM by Truck News

    SAN DIEGO, Calif. – SmartDrive Systems launched its Transportation Intelligence Platform and SR4 hardware this week during a virtual press conference. According to SmartDrive, the platform is the first video-based solution capable of convergence. The system fuses data from all

  • Campaign launched to expedite ELDs

    March 13, 2018 12:21PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. — The Canadian Trucking Alliance has launched a letter-writing campaign to call on all provinces to mandate electronic logging devices (ELDs) by the end of 2019. The link to the e-letter campaign, reaching out to Canada’s transport ministers,

  • News Equipment

    Hyliion HE drive axle wins Technical Achievement Award

    March 12, 2018 10:52AM by Truck News

    ATLANTA, Ga. — A powered auxiliary axle for road tractors from Hyliion, a recent start-up company, won the 2018 Jim Winsor Memorial Technical Achievement Award, the awards committee has announced. Called 6x4HE, the fuel-saving electric drive-axle system was selected from

  • News Equipment

    FTR boosts truck, trailer demand outlook

    March 12, 2018 10:21AM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Industry forecaster FTR is significantly increasing its outlook for Class 8 and commercial trailer shipments. It is now pegging North American Class 8 factory shipments for 2018 at 330,000 units, and commercial trailers at 334,400 units. The