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  • Hiway/Eskimo group acquires company, adds to leadership team

    October 17, 2018 5:03PM by Truck West

    CALGARY, Alta. – Following the Hiway/Eskimo Refrigeration merger, the company has now acquired Chill Tech Reefer Services, and has added to its leadership team. Chill Tech, an independent transport refrigeration service, had been operating in the Calgary area for 16

  • Canada’s spot market sees more capacity, less freight

    October 16, 2018 1:38PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – Canadian spot market load volumes increased towards the end of September, but third quarter volumes were 29% off unprecedented Q2 numbers. Third quarter load volumes were only 11% lower year-over-year, according to TransCore Link Logistics. The truck-to-load

  • Carriers giving capacity to best customers

    October 16, 2018 1:19PM by James Menzies

    Driver shortage putting a lid on fleet expansion

  • 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

  • Ground breaks for Gordie Howe Bridge

    October 5, 2018 10:39AM by johng@newcom.ca

    WINDSOR, Ont. – Ground has officially broken on the new Gordie Howe International Bridge, beginning full-scale construction of a six-lane, 2.5-km cable-stay span to link Windsor, Ont. and Detroit, Mich. It should be open to traffic as early as 2022.

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    Third quarter the best ever for Class 8 orders

    October 4, 2018 9:19AM by Truck News

    Fleets rushed to secure truck availability in September, with preliminary data showing orders for 42,300 units, according to FTR. That set an all-time high for the third quarter, with 146,800 orders, and September was the 10th best month ever. FTR

  • Trucking conditions among the best since 2004

    September 24, 2018 2:01PM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Trucking conditions in the U.S. are at among their strongest since early 2004, according to the FTR Trucking Conditions Index (TCI). The July reading of 14.04 reflected the second strongest month the industry has seen since early

  • Mitsubishi Fuso names new dealer business manager

    September 24, 2018 8:45AM by Truck News

    LOGAN TOWNSHIP, N.J. — Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America has named Michael Vittese the new dealer business manager. Vittese comes to the position from International Truck, where he served in a similar capacity as new truck sales manager. According to Bill

  • News Equipment

    Record August for trailer orders

    September 21, 2018 10:46AM by Truck News

    Trailer orders exceeded the best August in history, according to preliminary data from FTR and ACT Research. FTR reported orders of 35,300 units, exceeding expectations at 27% higher than July and up 141% year-over-year. Fleets are placing 2019 orders a

  • CTA continues Driver Inc. attack

    September 21, 2018 9:19AM by johng@newcom.ca

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) continues its attack on the “Driver Inc.” payment model, making its case before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance. Driver Inc. refers to an approach that pays drivers as independent

  • Daimler’s Daum: Trade war would have ‘no winners’

    September 20, 2018 4:00PM by John G. Smith

    HANNOVER, Germany – The business of making trucks is booming at Daimler Truck and Bus. Sales for the company were up 13% in the first half of 2018, and orders are up 38%. “That’s why we’re equally optimistic about the

  • Meritor rolls out Blue Horizon Brand in Europe

    September 20, 2018 3:53PM by Truck News

    HANNOVER, Germany – Blue is the new black. At least it is to Meritor. At the IAA Commercial Vehicles show in Hannover, Germany this week, Meritor rolled out its new Blue Horizon brand to Europe that encompasses its emerging platform

  • Thermo King showcases its vision for the future

    September 19, 2018 9:52AM by Sonia Straface

    HANNOVER, Germany – Thermo King unveiled its vision for the future at this year’s IAA truck show. It’s called Thermotopia – a city where the refrigeration transportation industry ensures the safety of goods and food, while it eliminated smog, congestion,

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    Truck orders: They’re magnificent and they’re real

    September 13, 2018 1:56PM by James Menzies

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Truck orders have been strong all year, but just how strong have they been? “Four of the top five order months ever have occurred this year,” said Don Ake, FTR vice-president of commercial vehicles, in an update