Truck News



  • FMCSA Grants HOS Exemption to Certain Haz-Mat Loads

    August 25, 2015 12:00AM by Today's Trucking Staff

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) last week announced its decision to grant motor carriers transporting security-sensitive hazardous materials requiring a security plan an exemption from the county’s hours-of-service (HOS) regulations that prohibit truckers from driving more than eight consecutive hours since the driver’s last off-duty or sleeper-berth period of 30 minutes or more.

  • Truck Tonnage Hits Second Highest Level on Record

    August 18, 2015 12:00AM by Today's Trucking Staff

    ARLINGTON, VA – The amount of for-hire truck tonnage moved in the U.S. jumped significantly, hitting its second highest level on record last month, according to newly released figures.

  • Werner Enterprises Founder Back in the Saddle

    August 13, 2015 12:00AM by Today's Trucking Staff

    OMAHA, NE – One of the most well know founders of a major North American trucking company is back at the helm of the company he started nearly 60 years ago.

  • Heading Southbound? Cargo Thefts on the Rise

    August 13, 2015 12:00AM by Today's Trucking Staff

    JERSEY CITY, N.J. – If you head southbound to pickup or deliver some freight, then beware once you have take possession of it because a new report says cargo thefts are increasing. From April through June in the U.S., cargo thieves stole more than US$19.5 million in freight from the country’s supply chain, according to theft prevention and recovery service CargoNet.

    Nationwide, cargo theft increased 8 percent in second-quarter 2015 year-over-year.

    The total estimated value of stolen cargo was up US$8 million when compared year-over-year.

    The average cargo theft was worth about US$168,308 in stolen goods, but some categories such as electronics were much higher. The median theft was worth US$338,464.

    April had the most recorded cargo thefts in the U.S. at 70, then decreasing in May with 67 incidents and 57 in June.

  • Volvo Group Lights Up Over Award

    August 11, 2015 12:00AM by Today's Trucking Staff

    GREENSBORO, NC — Volvo Group North America recently was honored for its efforts to reduce energy usage at its manufacturing facilities.

  • Hearing Focuses on Truck Emissions, Fuel Economy Rules

    August 6, 2015 12:00AM by Today's Trucking Staff

    CHICAGO, IL – Regulators got an earful this week when it comes to a proposed second phase of commercial truck greenhouse gas emissions and fuel efficiency standards in the U.S., which Canada is expected to follow.

  • Soo Crossing Getting New Lights

    August 4, 2015 12:00AM by Today's Trucking Staff

    SAULT STE. MARIE — It’s lights out on the International Bridge arches connecting the cities of Sault Ste. Marie as a cost-saving lighting replacement project prepares to take a highly visible step forward.

  • Cross Border Trucking Costs Jump Since U.S. 9/11

    August 4, 2015 12:00AM by Today's Trucking Staff

    OTTAWA — Since the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on the U.S. it has become more expensive to move goods by truck across the Canada-U.S. border, according to Canada’s national statistical agency.

  • That Construction Worker You See May be a Cop

    July 31, 2015 12:00AM by Today's Trucking Staff

    ATLANTA, GA — If Canada follows the American trend of seemingly non-stop election campaigns and politicians’ preoccupation of having more law and order, even through crime rates are dropping like the mercury in the Winter, truckers using their cellphones while driving could find themselves being pulled over in and around road construction zones.

  • Polaris Adds LTL Service Between Beantown and Hogtown

    July 29, 2015 12:00AM by Today's Trucking Staff

    MISSISSAUGA, ON – The cross-border trucking company Polaris Transportation said this week is has launched overnight less-than-truckload service between the Boston and Toronto metropolitan areas.

  • U.S. Spot Freight Rates Continue Moving Lower

    July 29, 2015 12:00AM by Today's Trucking Staff

    BEAVERTON, OR — Seasonal trends continued to hamper U.S. truckload freight availability and rates on the spot market during the week ending July 25, according to DAT Solutions, which operates the DAT network of load boards.

  • Freight Transport Future Remains ‘Bright’

    July 27, 2015 12:00AM by Today's Trucking Staff

    ARLINGTON, VA — A new report released on Monday shows the amount of freight that’s expected to be moved over the next decade should increase by nearly 30% from its current level.

  • U.S. Spot Freight Rates, Availability Continue Lull

    July 23, 2015 12:00AM by Today's Trucking Staff

    BEAVERTON, OR — The availability of truckload freight on the U.S. spot market hit a lull during the week ending July 18, according to DAT Solutions, which operates the DAT network of load boards, leading to a decline in load-to-truck ratios and rates across all three equipment types and at their lowest points in at least the past four weeks.

  • Great Dane shakes up leadership team

    July 21, 2015 1:53PM by Truck News

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – Great Dane has shaken things up with its leadership team as they announced several new appointments earlier today. Rob Ulsh has been promoted to vice-president, dealer and international sales. He is replacing Chris Hammond who was named executive

  • Next Big Step Reached in Cross-Border Bridge Project

    July 21, 2015 12:00AM by Today's Trucking Staff

    WINDSOR, ON — The group charged with building the new Gordie Howe International Bridge crossed another milestone this week when it requested qualifications from companies that would like to be part in the more than $2 billion project.