Truck News

  • Mullen discusses “messy” results

    April 26, 2018 12:41PM by James Menzies

    OKOTOKS, Alta. – “Disappointing” and “messy” were a couple of the words Mullen Group CEO Murray Mullen used to describe the company’s first quarter, but he remains optimistic about the remainder of the year. On a conference call with analysts

  • Driving to Flavortown

    April 26, 2018 11:45AM by Sonia Straface

    With the right tools and ingredients, you can turn your rig into a chef’s kitchen

  • Shippers dealing with “pro-carrier environment”: FTR

    April 26, 2018 9:25AM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Conditions remained tight for U.S. shippers in February, with the FTR Shippers Conditions Index reflecting an unfavorable environment. Regulatory pressures coupled with slowly increasing capacity in a hot freight market, put upward pressure on rates, FTR reports.

  • Driver iQ survey shows carriers are raising driver pay

    April 26, 2018 8:49AM by Truck News

    TULSA, Okla. – Driver iQ  announced today that carriers taking part in its Q1 2018 Recruitment & Retention Survey are raising driver pay to help improve recruiting and retention efforts. “Not only do recruiters believe that pay must be increased,

  • Mullen reports record trucking/logistics revenue

    April 26, 2018 8:28AM by Truck News

    OKOTOKS, Alta. – Mullen Group reported record first quarter revenue for its trucking/logistics segment, but continues to face headwinds in its oilfield services division. The company generated consolidated revenue of $292.1 million, up 2.5%, thanks to record revenue in trucking/logistics,

  • Number of women in trucking rising

    April 26, 2018 7:54AM by Truck News

    PLOVER, Wisc. – The number of women employed in the trucking industry is rising. That’s according to the recently updated Women in Trucking Association’s (WIT) index. Recently, WIT partnered with the National Transportation Institute (NTI) to monitor the percentage of

  • TFI boosts profit, creates last mile segment

    April 25, 2018 1:56PM by Truck News

    MONTREAL, Que. – TFI International reported stronger earnings during the first quarter, thanks to improved truckload operations. Total revenue of $1.2 billion was flat compared to Q1 2017, but the company said this was due to currency exchange rates and

  • News Equipment

    March trailer orders up 39% y-o-y

    April 25, 2018 11:30AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – Net trailer orders rose 39% year-over-year in March, and trailer builders are now committed through October. ACT Research reported the trailer industry closed March with just over 30,000 orders – up from the preliminary estimate of 29,500.

  • News Equipment

    Tallman opens used truck center

    April 25, 2018 11:11AM by Truck News

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – Tallman Group has announced the opening of a used truck center in Mississauga. Located at 1715 Britannia Road East, it will offer all makes of used medium-, heavy-, and severe-duty trucks. They’ll also be offered with used

  • Mack ups its refuse game during WasteExpo

    April 24, 2018 5:02PM by Truck West

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Mack Trucks introduced new features to its LR Model, improved its safety features on refuse vehicles, and said it will have a fully-electric refuse truck operating in New York by 2019. Mack made the announcements during

  • News Equipment

    Freightliner’s EconicSD tailored for Canadian and U.S. market

    April 24, 2018 2:40PM by Derek Clouthier

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Freightliner Trucks today unveiled its EconicSD waste collection truck, a North American offering that focuses on driver comfort and safety. The truck, which was first introduced in Germany in 1998 and updated in 2013, completes the

  • Truck tonnage decreases, but remains strong

    April 24, 2018 12:16PM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. – For-hire truck tonnage in the U.S. decreased 1.1% in March, according to the American Trucking Associations (ATA). The February decline was revised down from 2.6%, to 0.8%. Year-over-year, tonnage was up 6.3%, and for all of 2017

  • Lose sleep over this health condition

    April 24, 2018 11:45AM by Karen Bowen

    Do you often still feel tired after a full night’s sleep? Do you snore so loudly that you regularly wake yourself up with a sudden snort, gasp, or choke? Does your family complain that your snoring keeps everyone awake? If

  • Feature Transportation

    Dealing with the messiness of the human condition

    April 24, 2018 11:28AM by Al Goodhall

    As a truck driver, you may wake some mornings to blinding sunshine under brilliant blue skies but you may end the day in a blinding snowstorm unable to see more than a few truck lengths in front of you. On

  • The 40,000-kilometer question

    April 24, 2018 11:05AM by Eric Berard

    Interest growing in gas-powered medium-duty trucks