Truck News

  • 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

  • FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index falls in November

    January 22, 2018 8:41AM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. —  FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index (TCI) for November fell back from October to a more sustainable level with a 5.8 reading. Although there was a significant decline in the index, conditions remained strong for carriers in November, FTR

  • Big opportunities await carriers: FTR

    December 12, 2017 12:51PM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Trucking conditions in the U.S. spiked in October, with a reading of 9.48, up from 3.5 in September. FTR’s Trucking Condition Index (TCI) rose on a strong economy, along with pressure from hurricane recovery efforts and the

  • BlackBerry and Fleet Complete form partnership

    September 20, 2017 4:01AM by Truck News

    WATERLOO, Ont. – BlackBerry and Fleet Complete announced today that they have entered a reselling partnership where Fleet Complete will be incorporating BlackBerry Radar into its fleet tracking solution. According to the companies, the expanded solution will now enable better

  • Bendix explains how to prepare for Brake Safety Day

    August 30, 2017 10:23AM by Truck News

    ELYRIA, Ohio – The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) Brake Safety Day is just around the corner and Bendix is offering up tips to drivers to avoid brake violations and how to improve highway safety with braking maintenance. Brake Safety

  • News Equipment

    Volvo eyes top spot in global truck market

    July 11, 2017 1:09PM by James Menzies

    DUBLIN, Va. — A strong European truck market has offset weakness in North America, providing favorable industry conditions for Volvo Trucks globally. Claes Nilsson, Volvo Truck’s global president, gave an overview of the market when visiting Volvo’s new customer center

  • News Equipment

    May trailer orders exceed expectations

    June 15, 2017 9:22AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – There were 17,850 trailers ordered in May, marking a 27% improvement year-over-year, according to preliminary data from ACT Research. It marked the sixth straight month of positive year-over-year comparisons, though orders were 14% off April’s figures, ACT

  • News Equipment

    Class 8 order backlog rising: ACT

    May 23, 2017 6:40AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – Class 8 production backlogs have reached their best level since last March, after strong orders surpassed build levels in April, according to ACT Research. The order strength for 2017 has been led by the tractor day cab

  • News Equipment

    Steady vocational market driving Mack’s growth

    May 19, 2017 9:10AM by James Menzies

    Mack’s market share reaches 10-year high as overall Class 8 demand shrinks

  • Tulsa, Okla. to host Shell SuperRigs

    May 11, 2017 11:58AM by Truck News

    HOUSTON, Texas – The 35th annual Shell Rotella SuperRigs truck competition is set to take place at the Exchange Center at Expo Square in Tulsa, Okla. May 18-20 with this year’s theme of “Titans of Tulsa.” As always, there will be activities

  • Titanium posts stronger Q1 revenues

    May 10, 2017 8:40AM by James Menzies

    Management “cautiously optimistic” about remainder of the year

  • Overcapacity remains, but ELD mandate will help: Titanium

    March 28, 2017 11:53AM by James Menzies

    BOLTON, Ont. – Overcapacity and pressure on pricing made 2016 a challenging year for Titanium Transportation, but the stage is now set for it to resume its growth. Ted Daniel, CEO of Titanium, addressed analysts last week to discuss 2016

  • Titanium grows revenue, EBITDA

    March 22, 2017 6:18AM by Truck News

    BOLTON, Ont. – Titanium Transportation Group posted a net loss of $62,091 in 2016, but grew its revenue 6% and improved its EBITDA slightly over the previous year. The company says it generated $116.6 million in revenue in 2016, a

  • Helping to fill food banks

    November 23, 2016 3:27PM by Derek Clouthier

    Charity 18 Wheels of Christmas collects donations for those in need this Holiday season

  • US truck tonnage slips in October

    November 22, 2016 12:08PM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. – US truck tonnage decreased 0.3% in October, but American Trucking Associations’ chief economist Bob Costello says the trough is likely near. Tonnage was down 0.9% year-over-year in October, marking the second consecutive month of y-o-y declines. Year-to-date,