Truck News



  • Record number of trucks in Canada’s spot market

    May 13, 2019 11:22AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – There were more trucks chasing loads in Canada’s spot market in April than an any other month in history, according to TransCore Link Logistics. Meanwhile, load postings took an expected turn down compared to March, but the

  • News Equipment

    Continental ramps up retread production

    May 13, 2019 10:56AM by Truck News

    FORT MILL, S.C. – Continental has announced it is increasing production at its pre-cured tread manufacturing plant. The plant is preparing for a 300% increase in production this year, due to retread sales growth. In March, the company added a

  • GTI expands in U.S.

    May 13, 2019 9:38AM by Truck News

    MONTREAL, Que. – GTI Transport Solutions has announced its expansion in the U.S., through the acquisition of Jetco. Jetco is based in Houston, Texas and specializes in flatbed, heavy-haul, intermodal, logistics and specialized loads. GTI says the acquisition will allow

  • Likelihood of freight recession increasing: ACT

    May 10, 2019 9:23AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – The risk of a freight recession is rising, according to the latest ACT Freight Forecast from ACT Research. “Freight remains soft, as expected, and while we see reasons for recovery in the second half of 2019, escalating

  • FTR provides mid-year economic review

    May 9, 2019 11:47AM by James Menzies

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – Industry forecaster FTR’s senior economist Bill Witte takes a slightly dimmer view of the U.S. economy than he did several months ago, but is still projecting 2.5% GDP growth this year. In a webinar to provide an

  • Meritor to acquire AxleTech

    May 8, 2019 8:47AM by Truck News

    TROY, Mich. – Meritor announced today that it is set to acquire AxleTech for approximately $175 million in cash, adjusted for changes in working capital at closing and subject to regulatory approvals and customary closing conditions. AxleTech’s offerings include a

  • Kinedyne names new vice-president, sales and marketing

    May 7, 2019 1:45PM by Truck News

    BRANCHBURG, N.J.— Kinedyne announced today that it has appointed Roger Perlstein as its new vice-president, sales and marketing. Perlstein brings more than 20 years of sales and marketing management experience to his new post, much of it in the industrial,

  • Tickets for 2019 Top Fleet Employers Gala on sale now

    May 7, 2019 1:11PM by Truck News

    OTTAWA, Ont. — Trucking HR Canada’s annual Top Fleet Employers program will shine the spotlight on 63 of the best workplaces in Canada’s trucking and logistics industry at its Gala Awards dinner set to take place at Toronto’s Palais Royale,

  • Paid The Canadian ELD mandate explained

    May 3, 2019 9:10AM by Sponsored

    If you are a Canadian trucker or own a Canadian trucking company, you must prepare for the upcoming Canadian Electronic Logging Device (ELD) mandate. Canada will roll out the ELD mandate in June of this year, with full implementation set

  • Great Dane awards suppliers for service

    May 2, 2019 9:34AM by Truck News

    SAVANNAH, Ga. —  Great Dane has recognized two of its supply partners with service awards. Executives from Great Dane presented Hendrickson International and Rockland Flooring with awards at the 2019 Truck Trailer Manufacturers’ Association (TTMA) Annual Convention on April 25

  • Paid Plan Your Fleet’s Filter Needs and Maintain Peak Operating Efficiency with the Vindetech Search Tool

    May 1, 2019 12:01PM by Sponsored

    By Layne R. Gobrogge, Director of Heavy Duty Marketing, Luber-finer One of the most important elements of preventive fleet maintenance is replacing all of the filters in your vehicles at the recommended intervals. You can keep tabs on months or

  • Titanium eyes further growth in the U.S.

    May 1, 2019 9:33AM by James Menzies

    Mixed Q1 results reflect changing market dynamics

  • Bosch, Powercell join forces to develop fuel cells

    April 29, 2019 11:16AM by johng@newcom.ca

    STUTTGART, Germany – Bosch is joining forces with Powercell Sweden AB to prepare a polymer-electrolyte membrane (PEM) fuel cell for production – and will ultimately hold the licence to manufacture the technology for the global automotive market. The stack at

  • News Equipment

    Trailer orders slip four straight months

    April 29, 2019 7:32AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – U.S. trailer orders were below last year’s volume for the fourth straight month in March, with nearly 16,000 net orders. ACT Research’s State of the Industry: U.S. Trailers report, indicated near-record backlogs have filled 2019 build slots

  • Conditions stay positive for shippers: FTR

    April 26, 2019 11:10AM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — At a reading of 0.6, FTR’s February Shippers Conditions Index (SCI) reflects a balanced freight market. February is the fifth month in a row that the SCI has been in positive territory with forecasts for the shipping environment