Truck News



  • 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

  • CTA calls for level playing field

    September 20, 2018 4:02PM by johng@newcom.ca

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) is calling on governments to help level the competitive playing field as trucking companies grapple with thin margins and ever-escalating operating costs. In a submission to Canada’s Treasury Board, the alliance noted

  • Pride Truck Sales opens new locations in Calif.

    September 7, 2018 11:04AM by Truck News

    FONTANA, Calif. – Canadian pre-owned retailer Pride Truck Sales is expanding again. The company announced two new U.S. locations opening in Fontana and Stockton, Calif. this week. Both dealerships are said to offer a wide variety of pre-owned heavy- and

  • Pride Trucks Sales opens U.S. location with more to come

    August 31, 2018 1:57PM by elizabeth

    TOLEDO, Ohio – Canadian retailer of pre-owned trucks and trailers, Pride Truck Sales, has expanded again opening a new facility in Toledo, Ohio this week. The Mississauga-based company says the new location came about after customer requests to add a

  • More than $700 billion generated by trucking in the U.S. in 2017: ATA

    August 20, 2018 3:39PM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. – The U.S. trucking industry was generated more than $700 billion dollars in revenue in 2017 according to the American Trucking Associations (ATA). The organization released its annual collection of trucking data, the “ATA American Trucking Trends 2018.”

  • Cummins, Eaton joint venture expected to profit in 2020

    August 3, 2018 11:14AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – A Cummins and Eaton joint venture that was developed in 2017 is expected to be profitable by 2020, Cummins president and chief operating officer Richard Freeland said when releasing financial results for the second quarter of 2018.

  • Amazon to open two new distribution centers

    July 26, 2018 12:14PM by Truck News

    CALEDON, Ont. – For the second time this month Amazon has announced a new fulfilment center in Ontario, with centers set to open in Caledon and Ottawa by the end of 2019. The online retail giant will add more than

  • Class 8 orders remain strong in May: FTR

    June 5, 2018 4:04PM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Preliminary North American Class 8 orders for May were strong according to analysts at FTR Transportation Intelligence. The forecasting company reports preliminary North American orders sitting at 35,200 units last month, falling slightly below the six-month average

  • Transportation, warehousing vacancies up

    April 12, 2018 5:05PM by Truck News

    OTTAWA, Ont. – The number of unfilled jobs in transportation and warehousing increased 43.5% in the fourth quarter of 2017, compared to the same period a year earlier, Statistics Canada reports. There were 28,300 vacancies in the sector compared to

  • Fleet reps tout U.S. tax cuts

    April 12, 2018 4:11PM by Truck News

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representatives from three carriers belonging to the American Trucking Associations (ATA) visited the White House Rose Garden today, touting tax relief under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. The executives and employees from Werner Enterprises, Crete Carrier

  • Remorques Lewis completes acquisition deal with BWS; introduces new trailer

    March 16, 2018 11:59AM by Truck News

    QUEBEC CITY, Que. – The owner of Remorques Lewis has acquired trailer manufacturer BWS Manufacturing. (BWS) headquartered in Centerville, N.B. Hugo St-Cyr made a move on BWS, acquiring a majority of shares in the company, after he became interested in

  • U.S. spot rates dip

    March 13, 2018 12:42PM by Truck News

    PORTLAND, Ore. — Spot truckload freight volumes and rates took a seasonal dip in February, typically a year’s slowest month for freight, reports DAT Solutions, which runs a North American load board. While February spot market rates for van, refrigerated,

  • Price of petroleum was down in Q3: Stats Can

    February 15, 2018 10:36AM by Truck News

    OTTAWA, ON – The price of petroleum dropped again in the third quarter of 2017 reports Statistics Canada. The federal agency released the unadjusted Wholesale Services Price Index for the middle of last year, showing the change in the price

  • Jobs dip in month-to-month in January

    February 14, 2018 7:01PM by Truck News

    OTTAWA, ON – The Canadian trucking industry saw a dip in jobs in January according to statistics Canada. The agency released job numbers for the first month of the year showing just under 6,000 jobs were lost from December 2017

  • Blog Uncategorized

    What were the Biggest Freight Transportation Stories of 2013? / What will be the Top Trends in 2014?

    November 3, 2013 8:47AM by Dan Goodwill

    At the end of each year, I like to take stock of the major freight transportation stories of the past twelve months and look ahead to the major industry trends in the coming year. The two blogs that I write