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  • News Equipment

    Class 8 orders start year on down note

    February 6, 2019 7:34AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – The North American trucking industry booked 15,800 Class 8 trucks in January, down 26% from December and 68% off last January’s pace. Preliminary data from ACT Research also showed medium-duty orders rising to 23,400 units. “With near-record

  • A full plate for 2019

    January 29, 2019 5:44PM by Derek Clouthier

    AMTA highlights top issues it will advocate for in coming year

  • Conditions improving for shippers: FTR

    January 25, 2019 10:41AM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Conditions for shippers continued to improve in November, with softening rates and lower fuel prices. November marked the first positive reading to the FTR Shippers Condition Index in more than two years, and the best since August

  • News Technology

    Volvo invests in wireless EV charging

    January 16, 2019 8:23AM by Truck News

    PHILADELPHIA, Penn. – Volvo Group Venture Capital, a subsidiary of Volvo Group, has invested in a firm developing high power wireless charging of electric vehicles. Momentum Dynamics, based in Pennsylvania, is developing and commercializing high power inductive charging for the

  • Canadian spot market load volumes set record in 2018

    January 16, 2019 6:57AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – It was a record year for Canadian spot market load volumes in 2018, but the capacity crunch appears to be easing. TransCore Link Logistics reported the fourth quarter ended with the lowest load volumes on the year,

  • Andy Transport launches power-only fleet

    January 15, 2019 11:18AM by Truck News

    MONTREAL, Que. – Andy Transport has announced a new start-up that will provide trucks and drivers to customers with fluctuating transportation needs. Tristan Cartage is a power-only fleet that will be marketed to for-hire carriers, private fleets, third-party logistics companies,

  • Freight market returning to ‘normal’: FTR

    January 10, 2019 12:01PM by James Menzies

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The fundamentals driving 2019 freight demand remain “relatively healthy” and should result in a growing, but not explosive, transport sector. That was the assessment of Avery Vise, vice-president of trucking for FTR, who addressed the topic during

  • Freightliner shows first electric trucks

    January 9, 2019 11:04AM by James Menzies

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. – To build an electric Class 8 truck requires the same battery power as 32 electric Smart cars, but Daimler Trucks North America is forging ahead with an all-electric eCascadia, as well as an electric eM2 medium-duty

  • Fleet growth to outstrip freight growth in 2019: ACT

    December 20, 2018 7:18AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – ACT Research says the commercial vehicle industry is maintaining its momentum, but could slow in the second half of 2019. The company produced its Transportation Digest, reporting that the Class 8 truck market continued to extend all-time

  • Worst may be over for shippers: FTR

    December 18, 2018 12:31PM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Conditions for U.S. shippers eased in October, suggesting the worst may be over for them. The FTR Shippers Conditions Index rose to a reading of -2.1 in October, reflecting the best environment for shippers in more than

  • Trucking to grow at slower pace: FTR

    December 13, 2018 12:24PM by James Menzies

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – The surge in truck loadings seen in 2017 and into 2018 has begun to subside, and trucking’s growth is expected to slow in 2019, according to Avery Vise, vice-president of trucking for FTR. Speaking during FTR’s State

  • Train Trailer buys Annexus Leasing

    December 11, 2018 2:38PM by Truck News

    MONTREAL, Que. —  Train Trailer announced today that it has purchased the assets and customers of Annexus Leasing in Montreal. The purchase will be immediately integrated into Train Trailer’s existing operation at 1111 Pitfield in Montreal. “This is just one

  • News Equipment

    Class 8 orders slide as OEMs’ 2019 order boards fill up

    December 5, 2018 10:56AM by Truck News

    Class 8 orders fell sharply in November, to 27,500 units, marking the end of five consecutive months exceeding 40,000 units, according to preliminary data from FTR. November marked the lowest total this year, and the weakest month since September 2017.

  • Train Trailer expands three facilities

    November 27, 2018 2:51PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. — Train Trailer announced this week that it has expanded its head office location in Bolton, as well as its Alberta and Quebec facilities. All three relocations will increase workshop capacity, allowing Train Trailer to expand its service

  • Shippers seeing slowly improving conditions: FTR

    November 27, 2018 12:32PM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Conditions for U.S. shippers improved in September, and should improve further into 2019, according to the latest FTR Shippers Conditions Index (SCI). The September reading was -7.6, still strongly in truckers’ favor, but was more than a