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    Truck orders remained weak in June

    July 3, 2019 7:17AM by Truck News

    New Class 8 truck orders remained subdued in June, with FTR reporting preliminary orders of 13,000 units and ACT Research reporting 13,100. FTR reports orders were up 24% from May, but continue to track well below 20,000 units. June concluded

  • Study praises China’s deployment of electric trucks

    July 2, 2019 11:04AM by Truck News

    BASALT, Colo. – The Chinese tech hub of Shenzhen is taking a leadership role in deploying electrical logistical vehicles for urban freight movement, setting an example for other cities worldwide, a report said on Monday. The study was released by

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    Ritchie Bros. Edmonton auction nets over $72 million in sales

    June 24, 2019 9:51AM by Truck News-West

    EDMONTON, Alta. – Ritchie Bros.’ latest Edmonton, Alta. auction brought in more than $72 million in sales, with around 70% of the equipment being sold online. “We continue to see strong attendance for our Edmonton auctions in 2019,” said Brian

  • Shipper conditions deteriorated in April

    June 24, 2019 8:06AM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Conditions for U.S. shippers took a step back in April, due to stronger rail rates and higher fuel prices, according to FTR’s Shippers Conditions Index. However, FTR expects the rate environment through 2019 to become more favorable

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    Trailer orders reach lowest point since 2016: FTR

    June 24, 2019 7:54AM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – The red-hot trailer market continues to cool, with May orders of 11,700 units marking the lowest total since July 2016. FTR reports orders for 2019 production have come to a halt, as most build slots are already

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    Class 8 market showing signs of cooling: ACT

    June 24, 2019 7:49AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – Class 8 retail sales and build are at near record high levels, but there’s evidence that shows a change in direction is mounting. That’s according to ACT Research’s Transportation Digest. “The key message that has dominated our

  • Mitsubishi Fuso names new director, Dealer Network Development

    June 20, 2019 1:28PM by Sonia Straface

    LOGAN TOWNSHIP, N.J. — Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America has named Peter Young the director of Dealer Network Development. In his new role, Young will focus on the development of the Fuso dealership network for the United States and Canada.

  • Driver shortage dominates minister’s North Bay talks

    June 19, 2019 10:22AM by Truck News

    NORTH BAY, Ont. – The province’s minister of economic development, job creation and trade has met with trucking industry leaders for talks on driver shortage and other key issues affecting the sector in northern Ontario. Todd Smith, along with his

  • Environment Canada delays rollout of GHG rules for trailers

    June 17, 2019 10:45AM by johng@newcom.ca

    OTTAWA, Ont. – Environment Canada will delay the rollout of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions standards for trailers by one year, responding to a court challenge against similar rules in the U.S. The U.S. Court of Appeals stayed the rollout of

  • Employers bracing for more pot problems: Expert

    June 17, 2019 9:26AM by Abdul Latheef

    NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. – Eight months after recreational cannabis was legalized in Canada, employers are still grappling with issues related to marijuana use in the workplace. Now, an addiction expert is warning that the problem could get much worse when

  • Loadings growth slowing, rates on the decline: FTR

    June 13, 2019 12:30PM by James Menzies

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Trucking rates are expected to decrease about 7% this year, primarily driven by the spot market, with contract rates flat to down 1%. That’s the projection from industry forecaster FTR, which held a State of Freight webinar

  • UPDATED: Canada’s ELD rule announced

    June 13, 2019 10:00AM by Truck News

    ELDs to be required in Canada by 2021

  • Atlantic Truck Show attracts thousands of truck enthusiasts

    June 12, 2019 2:42PM by Truck News

    MONCTON, N.B. — Thousands of truck enthusiasts and exhibitors gathered at the Moncton Coliseum Complex on June 7 and 8 for the largest trucking and transportation event, the Atlantic Truck Show. The show featured a wide variety of exhibitors, as

  • U.S. spot market truckload volumes fall 12% in May

    June 11, 2019 4:35PM by Truck News

    PORTLAND, Ore. – Spot market truckload freight volumes failed to meet expectations in May, transportation information provider DAT Solutions said on Tuesday. The number of full-truckload van loads moved on the spot market declined 12% in May compared to April,

  • Spot market load volumes increased in May

    June 11, 2019 10:34AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Canadian spot market heated up in May, with load volumes rising against a lesser increase in truck volumes. TransCore Link Logistics reported daily average load postings surged 9% the week after an announcement to end steel