Truck News

  • Caution is urged for those travelling in the shadow of Hurricane Florence

    September 12, 2018 12:01PM by Truck News

    CHARLOTTE, S.C. – As the Southeastern United States prepares for Hurricane Florence the American Trucking Associations (ATA) and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) are urging caution to fleets and drivers that may be in the area. Tuesday more

  • FMCSA issues emergency declaration ahead of Alberto

    May 28, 2018 11:33AM by Truck News

    GULF SHORES, Fla. – While most of the United States is observing Memorial Day, Gulf Coast states are bracing for an early start to hurricane season. Although Alberto has been rated a subtropical storm, falling short of the hurricane designation,

  • 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

  • U.S. trucking conditions improving: FTR

    November 15, 2017 10:35AM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Trucking conditions in the U.S. improved in September, according to the FTR Trucking Conditions Index, which measures several metrics affecting the trucking industry. The index climbed to a reading of 3.5, up more than two points from

  • Run on Less trucks hit average of 10.1 mpg during 17-day demonstration

    September 24, 2017 12:50PM by Sonia Straface

    ATLANTA, Ga. – Drivers in the Run on Less demonstration exceeded all expectations and hit an average of 10.1 mpg during the 17-day project. The North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE) made the announcement on September 24 at the

  • Hurricanes estimated to cost U.S. GDP .5%

    September 13, 2017 3:09PM by Truck News

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Hurricanes Harvey and Irma will likely end up costing the U.S. GDP close to 0.5% in the third quarters, estimates FTR’s Noel Perry. Although it’s too early to collect any data from this second major hurricane in

  • Daimler donates $1 million for Hurricane Harvey relief

    August 31, 2017 2:47PM by Truck News

    STUTTGART, Germany – In a joint effort Daimler AG’s US based subsidiaries Mercedes-Benz USA, Mercedes-Benz US International, Mercedes-Benz Financial Services and Daimler Trucks North America have donated $1 million total to the distressed population coping Hurricane Harvey. The donation will

  • Hurricane Harvey to disrupt nearly 10% of U.S. trucking

    August 28, 2017 2:16PM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Hurricane Harvey has and will impact the trucking industry in the U.S. in a big way, FTR reported today. FTR has quantified preliminary numbers, gauging the impact in the overall trucking market. Hurricane Harvey’s broad swath across

  • Talking to Canada’s leading (trucking) ladies

    March 3, 2016 11:58PM by Sonia Straface

    TORONTO, Ont. – Trucking HR Canada’s second annual Women with Drive Leadership Summit that took place on March 3, 2016 at the Crowne Plaza Toronto Airport Hotel saw record numbers in attendance, Hurricane Hazel McCallion as its opening speaker, and

  • Hazel McCallion to be a speaker at upcoming Women with Drive summit

    December 8, 2015 11:42AM by Truck News

    OTTAWA, Ont. – Trucking HR Canada revealed today that former Mississauga mayor, Hazel McCallion, will be the breakfast speaker during the second annual Women with Drive summit. The summit is slotted for March 3, 2016 at the Crowne Plaza –

  • News Equipment

    Mercedes-Benz debuts 4×4 Sprinter, crosswind assist

    October 30, 2014 10:36AM by James Menzies

    Seemingly emboldened by the arrival of new European-inspired cargo vans, the Mercedes Sprinter has been loaded up with new features and options

  • Feature Transportation

    Mark gets well soon

    March 1, 2014 12:00AM by Edo Van Belkom

    He’d felt the first tickle in his throat back in Saskatoon. He’d thought nothing of it then, just coughed a couple of times, sucked on a Halls and stopped for a tea at the first Timmies he saw. But the tickle had grown into a…

  • Feature Transportation

    Routing Into The Future

    February 1, 2010 12:00AM by Ingrid Phaneuf

    TORONTO, Ont. – Who’d have thought that ants could contribute anything to reducing the cost of commercial trucking? Researchers studying swarm intelligence believe they are able to do just that.

  • Feature Transportation

    Calming Stormy Waters

    October 1, 2009 12:00AM by Carroll McCormick

    SYDNEY, N. S. – “Horrendous summer,’ ‘inexcusable,’ ‘unacceptable.’ The language carriers are using to describe Marine Atlantic’s service between Nova Scotia and Newfoundland would warm Captain Hook’s…

  • Feature Transportation

    Truckers earn long-overdue respect

    November 1, 2008 12:00AM by Rob Wilkins

    It seems that truckers may finally get the respect they deserve. Unfortunately, there are those that feel a catastrophic event must occur before it happens. The Toronto Star carried an article on Oct….