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  • Run on Less Regional fleets named

    June 13, 2019 1:57PM by Truck News

    ATLANTA, Ga. — Ten fleets will participate in the North American Council for Freight Efficiency’s (NACFE) Run on Less Regional program later this year, but none from Canada. Participating fleets include: C&S Wholesale Grocers, Hammond, La.; Hirschbach, Monterey, Tenn.; Hogan

  • 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

  • Brad Fletcher named PMTC chairman

    June 13, 2019 6:55AM by johng@newcom.ca

    NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. – Brad Fletcher, a regional fleet manager with the Terrapure Enviromental waste management service, has been named chairman of the Private Motor Truck Council of Canada ahead of the group’s annual conference. Shari Lagala of Patene Building

  • 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

  • OOIDA to urge Congress to improve treatment of truckers

    June 12, 2019 9:35AM by Truck News

    GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. – The group that promotes the interests of American truck drivers will testify before a U.S. congressional panel on Wednesday about the state of the country’s trucking industry. The testimony will be led by Todd Spencer, president

  • Trucking conditions remained negative in April: FTR

    June 12, 2019 7:43AM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Trucking conditions in the U.S. improved slightly in April, according to the Trucking Conditions Index by FTR, but remained in negative territory. FTR reports the rate environment continues to soften and economic indicators linked to freight are

  • 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,

  • Manitoba gets funding to help curb heavy-duty vehicle emissions

    June 10, 2019 5:57PM by Truck News-West

    WINNIPEG, Man. – Manitoba will receive a federal investment of up to $5.9 million to help improve the fuel efficiency of heavy-duty vehicles, matching a provincial contribution toward the efficient trucking initiative program. The announcement was made today by federal

  • Thunder Bay set to vote on designated truck route

    June 10, 2019 3:06PM by Truck News

    THUNDER BAY, Ont. – After years of bitter debate, Thunder Bay will finally vote this Monday on a controversial proposal to create a designated truck route – one that could steer traffic away from several truck-focused businesses. A city council

  • Trucking industry welcomes U.S.-Mexico deal

    June 10, 2019 1:07PM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. — The North American trucking industry is praising a deal reached late last week between the United States and Mexico to avoid a trade a war. U.S. President Donald Trump had threatened to impose escalating tariffs on Mexican

  • Women drivers honored with salute at Atlantic Truck Show

    June 10, 2019 7:38AM by Truck News

    MONCTON, N.B. – The fifth ever Canadian Salute to Women Behind the Wheel took place at this year’s Atlantic Truck Show in Moncton, N.B. on June 8. The salute, which was organized to honor and recognize women who drive trucks

  • Industries voice concern as Trump tariffs loom

    June 7, 2019 2:47PM by Abdul Latheef

    TORONTO, Ont. — As Mexico braces for the first installment of what U.S. President Donald Trump has threatened would be escalating tariffs, the trucking and automotive industries are warning that the move would have devastating effects on their sectors. Trump

  • Tonnage surplus in U.S. trade with Mexico confirmed

    June 6, 2019 2:15PM by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – An extensive analysis of U.S. government data has confirmed a longstanding surplus with Mexico in terms of rail tonnage and a growing truck tonnage surplus over the past three years, transportation intelligence provider FTR said Thursday. The

  • Highlight Motor Group opens Chicago facility

    June 5, 2019 10:52AM by Truck News

    CONCORD, Ont.  – Highlight Motor Group has opened its fourth facility. The new facility, its third in the U.S. is located in Chicago, Ill. It boasts more than 100,000 sq.-ft. of warehousing space and 15 loading docks. President Kirk Kalinitchenko