Truck News

ATA says December truck tonnage still at November’s high

ARLINGTON, VA - The American Trucking Associations' advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index was unchanged in December, following a jump of 3.5% during the previous month. In December, the index equaled 136.8, which tied November as the all-time high. Compared with December 2013, the SA index increased 5.2%, which was the largest year-over-year gain in 2014. For the entire year, tonnage was up 3.5%. The not seasonally adjusted index, which represents the change in tonnage actually hauled by the fleets before any seasonal adjustment, equaled 133.5 in December which was 6.1% above the previous month (125.8).

Peterbilt wraps up 75th anniversary tour

DENTON, TX - Peterbilt's eight month 75th anniversary tour wrapped up recently, after 100 events that attracted nearly 20,000 attendees. "Our customers and brand enthusiasts wholly embraced our anniversary celebration and we thank them for their yearlong support," said Darrin Siver, Peterbilt general manager and Paccar vice president. "The anniversary tour provided a great opportunity to reflect on Peterbilt's storied history and the many future milestones we will together achieve." The centerpiece of the tour was a custom-built, double-expandable, 53-foot trailer with Peterbilt memorabilia, interactive displays, a history wall display, a Paccar MX-13 engine and cab and sleeper cutaways of Peterbilt's new Models 579 and 567.

ExpoCam 2015: Gearing up for biggest show yet

MONTREAL, QC - Organizers of ExpoCam, Canada's biggest trucking-industry event, says all signs point to a record turnout April 16, 17 and 18, at Montreal's Place Bonaventure. They say the 2015 event is shaping up to be the most successful yet. "We were thrilled with the last show's attendance," says Joan Wilson, manager of ExpoCam. "We had 11 percent more attendees in 2013 than in 2011 and the 2015 show will be even bigger." More than 15,000 trucking industry members and 300 exhibitors attended ExpoCam 2013. Wilson says booth sales are outpacing 2013 and she's happy to report that Shell Rotella, Manac Trailers, and International Trucks have signed on as Platinum Sponsors. ExpoCam is presented by Newcom Business Media, publishers of Today's Trucking magazine.