Truck News

  • Off-road equipment imports surge

    February 6, 2018 10:08AM by Truck News

    OTTAWA, Ont. – Buyers scrambled to import logging, mining, and construction equipment in December, in a push to beat 2018 emissions regulations for off-road diesel engines and machines, Statistics Canada reports. The imports of such machinery jumped 24.6% on the

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    October 11 a dangerous day for truckers

    October 6, 2017 12:00AM by John G Smith

    SEATTLE, WA – Anyone scheduled to be on the road this October 11 might want to take some extra care. That date, along with June 7, tends to be the most dangerous time to be on the road if you’re a truck driver, Zonar Systems reports.

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    Intermodal makes gains in December: FTR

    February 15, 2017 12:00AM by John G Smith

    BLOOMINGTON, IN – Intermodal loads made some positive gains as 2016 came to a close, FTR’s December Intermodal Competitive Index shows.

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    Freight rising faster than capacity: ACT Research

    February 15, 2017 12:00AM by John G Smith

    COLUMBUS, IN – ACT Research’s For-Hire Trucking Index sees freight rising faster than capacity, increasing the gap to levels not observed since 2014.

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    U.S. truck tonnage surged in August

    September 21, 2016 12:00AM by John G Smith

    ARLINGTON, VA – Truck tonnage in the U.S. rose 5.7% in August, following a 2.1% drop in July, according to the American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index.

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    Carriers regain control of rate setting: report

    February 12, 2015 12:00AM by Theona Baetu

    ST. LOUIS, MO- The U.S. economy is on solid ground and bringing higher transportation costs, according to Rosalyn Wilson, supply chain expert and senior business analyst with the management services firm Parsons.

    “With carriers gaining more control over rates and capacity tightening, total freight spend in 2014 was higher than in any preceding year,” Wilson said. “As long as capacity remains precariously balanced, we will continue to see a slow trend upwards.”

    Parsons’ Cass Freight Index, which measures trends in North American shipping activity based on $23 billion in paid freight expenses for hundreds of large shippers, showed shipment volumes and freight spending both dropped in January, but were at their highest level for the month in three years.

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    Truck safety is more than a numbers game

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Martin Smith

    LANGLEY, B.C. — Bald tires, faulty brakes, 40 percent out of service, 70 percent taken off the road… scary “statistics” about trucks make great headlines but don’t tell the whole story.