Truck News



  • U.S. shippers feeling the pinch

    February 22, 2018 10:06AM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Shippers in the U.S. are experiencing tight capacity and higher trucking prices, according to the latest Shippers Conditions Index from FTR. The index remained in negative territory at -8.8 in December, unchanged from November’s reading. “The question

  • Canada’s spot market freight volumes reach record high

    February 21, 2018 12:09PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – TransCore Link Logistics reports that January spot market load volumes on its LoadLink load board reached an all-time high. Canadian and cross-border load volumes surpassed all previous records, surging 81% year-over-year and 41% compared to December 2017.

  • DRTA to host MTO information night

    February 20, 2018 3:12PM by Truck News

    AJAX, Ont. — The Durham Region Transportation Association (DRTA) is hosting its Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO) annual information night on March 7. Joe Lynch of the MTO is the  guest speaker who will be speaking to attendees about a

  • U.S. trucking prices reach new highs: ACT Research

    February 20, 2018 7:14AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – ACT Research says U.S. truck pricing tracked by its Freight Rate Index reached a record high. “Clearly, the pendulum of pricing power rests with truckers as 2018 contract negotiations with shippers are getting under way,” said Tim

  • Trucks for Change moves 10M lbs for Habitat for Humanity

    February 16, 2018 12:33PM by Sonia Straface

    BRAMPTON, Ont. – Today marked a major milestone for the Trucks for Change (T4C) Network. At 9 a.m. this morning the charitable mover, that connects charities with affordable, or donated freight services, moved its 10 millionth pound of donations for

  • News Equipment

    Trailer orders remain strong in January

    February 16, 2018 11:46AM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – January net trailer orders were in the 40,000 range for the third consecutive month, according to preliminary data from FTR. If those numbers hold when final numbers are reported, FTR says it will be the first time

  • Trucking capacity “maxed out”: FTR

    February 13, 2018 11:56AM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Trucking conditions in the U.S. improved in December, with a strong 9.2 reading of the FTR Trucking Conditions Index. The index reflects a full capacity environment, driven by continued strength in freight demand, FTR reported. The industry

  • Spot truckload rates on rise in U.S.

    February 13, 2018 10:51AM by Truck News

    PORTLAND, Ore. – Spot truckload rates for van, reefer, and flatbed freight hit new highs in the U.S. in January, in the face of tightening capacity caused by shipper demand and a mandate for electronic logging devices, DAT Solutions reports.

  • Impact of ELD mandate yet to be determined: FTR

    February 8, 2018 1:06PM by James Menzies

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — The full effect of the U.S. electronic logging device (ELD) mandate on trucking capacity remains to be felt, according to an analysis by industry forecaster FTR. Enforcement across the country is not yet in full effect, and

  • Investments paying off for Titanium’s logistics division

    February 8, 2018 7:14AM by Truck News

    BOLTON, Ont. – Titanium Transportation Group says its logistics division achieved record monthly sales in January. The company reported the division brought in more than $5.5 million in the month, thanks to increased sales, operational, and technology initiatives. “Our logistics

  • Kenworth showcases its Hybrid Electric Cargo Transport truck

    February 6, 2018 5:22PM by Derek Clouthier

    KIRKLAND, Wash. – The truck may be quiet as a mouse but Kenworth made some noise showcasing its hydrogen fuel cell electric truck during a media event Feb. 6 at the Paccar Technical Center in Mount Vernon, Wash. Originally unveiled

  • Descartes buys Aljex

    February 2, 2018 12:01PM by Truck News

    WATERLOO, Ont. — Descartes Systems Group announced today that it has acquired Aljex Software. Aljex has serving freight broker for more than 20 years and has built a robust platform backed by deep domain expertise, Descartes said. “Managing the capacity

  • Pressure remains on U.S. shippers: FTR

    February 1, 2018 8:27AM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Conditions for U.S. shippers continue to remain tight, according to the latest FTR Shippers Conditions Index. The index in November was marginally better for shippers than in October, with a negative reading of -8.9. FTR says it’s

  • Supply-demand balance tightest in ACT index history

    January 24, 2018 1:19PM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – ACT’s for-hire trucking index indicated that the freight index rose faster than the capacity index in each of the last 12 months, allowing the supply-demand balance to climb to the highest reading ever recorded. “The wide spread

  • News Equipment

    December dry van orders highest in history: ACT Research

    January 24, 2018 11:37AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – Dry van orders in December reached historic levels, according to data from ACT Research. The month saw 47,500 net orders posted to eh backlog, marking the second highest net order month in the industry’s history, trailing only