Truck News



  • Loadings growth slowing, rates on the decline: FTR

    June 13, 2019 12:30PM by James Menzies

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Trucking rates are expected to decrease about 7% this year, primarily driven by the spot market, with contract rates flat to down 1%. That’s the projection from industry forecaster FTR, which held a State of Freight webinar

  • Trucking conditions remained negative in April: FTR

    June 12, 2019 7:43AM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Trucking conditions in the U.S. improved slightly in April, according to the Trucking Conditions Index by FTR, but remained in negative territory. FTR reports the rate environment continues to soften and economic indicators linked to freight are

  • B.C. government highlights initiatives aimed at improving conditions for trucking industry

    June 2, 2019 5:33PM by Derek Clouthier

    KELOWNA, B.C. – B.C.’s Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure provided an update on a slew of initiatives across the province recently, including the Weight2GoBC bypass program. Issuing over 1.2 million ‘green lights’ for carriers to bypass weigh stations thus far,

  • Challenger opening training academy

    May 27, 2019 10:21AM by Truck News

    CAMBRIDGE, Ont. – Challenger Motor Freight has announced the opening of a driver training school, the Challenger Transportation Training Academy (CTTA). It’s been approved by the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) as a registered private career college.

  • Conditions for shippers continue to improve

    May 23, 2019 2:24PM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Conditions for U.S. shippers improved in March, reflecting a continued easing of truckload and intermodal rates, according to FTR. The industry forecaster says the outlook is for improved conditions for shippers throughout 2019. “Shippers are benefiting from

  • Accuride names new president and CEO

    May 16, 2019 8:31AM by Sonia Straface

    EVANSVILLE, Ind. – Accuride today announced that it has appointed Robin Kendrick to serve as its president and CEO. Kendrick joined the Accuride Board of Directors in March 2018 as an independent director and will continue to serve as a

  • GTI expands in U.S.

    May 13, 2019 9:38AM by Truck News

    MONTREAL, Que. – GTI Transport Solutions has announced its expansion in the U.S., through the acquisition of Jetco. Jetco is based in Houston, Texas and specializes in flatbed, heavy-haul, intermodal, logistics and specialized loads. GTI says the acquisition will allow

  • Likelihood of freight recession increasing: ACT

    May 10, 2019 9:23AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – The risk of a freight recession is rising, according to the latest ACT Freight Forecast from ACT Research. “Freight remains soft, as expected, and while we see reasons for recovery in the second half of 2019, escalating

  • FTR provides mid-year economic review

    May 9, 2019 11:47AM by James Menzies

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – Industry forecaster FTR’s senior economist Bill Witte takes a slightly dimmer view of the U.S. economy than he did several months ago, but is still projecting 2.5% GDP growth this year. In a webinar to provide an

  • Kinedyne names new vice-president, sales and marketing

    May 7, 2019 1:45PM by Truck News

    BRANCHBURG, N.J.— Kinedyne announced today that it has appointed Roger Perlstein as its new vice-president, sales and marketing. Perlstein brings more than 20 years of sales and marketing management experience to his new post, much of it in the industrial,

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    Class 8 orders continue sluggish start to 2019

    May 3, 2019 7:52AM by Truck News

    Class 8 truck orders hit a 31-month low in April, with preliminary data from ACT Research showing 14,800 orders, a 6.2% decline from March but down 57% year-over-year. “We continue to contend that current order weakness has more to do

  • Conditions stay positive for shippers: FTR

    April 26, 2019 11:10AM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — At a reading of 0.6, FTR’s February Shippers Conditions Index (SCI) reflects a balanced freight market. February is the fifth month in a row that the SCI has been in positive territory with forecasts for the shipping environment

  • Kenworth colors to come from $140-M facility

    April 24, 2019 2:46PM by johng@newcom.ca

    CHILLICOTHE, Ohio – Kenworth is officially breaking ground on a new paint facility for its Class 8 truck assembly plant in Chillicothe, Ohio – representing a US $140-million investment that will support higher production volumes and better finishes alike. The

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    Hendrickson to open new trailer suspension plant

    April 22, 2019 8:48AM by Truck News

    NAVARRE, Ohio – Hendrickson has acquired 35 acres in Northeastern Ohio, where it plans to build its sixth trailer suspension plant. “This $50 million, state-of-the-art facility will support local and Canadian customers as well as other Hendrickson divisions. It is

  • News Equipment

    Power, style, and comfort among Nikola semi highlights

    April 17, 2019 7:39PM by James Menzies

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – A thousand horsepower per drive axle, 2,000 lb.-ft. of torque and only 15 minutes to fully fuel an 80-kg hydrogen tank were among the technical highlights touted by Nikola Motor Company as it showcased its line of