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Truck News 10/22/2020 14:09
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – U.S. shippers faced their toughest conditions in two years in August, according to FTR’s latest Shippers Conditions Index (SCI). The index fell into negative territory with a reading of -1.79, just four months after the index showed shippers enjoying their strongest market conditions on record. The SCI was weighed by favorable rate […]
Truck News 10/22/2020 13:40
ROMULUS, Mich. – Canadian tanker trailer manufacturer Tremcar has appointed United Tank Trailer (UTT) its official distributor in Michigan. UTT offers a wide variety of tanker trailers. It also has a full-service R-stamp certified tank inspection and repair facility. “Our relationship started a year ago. We first sold a few units, and we quickly understood […]
Truck News 10/22/2020 11:36
OKOTOKS, Alta. – Mullen Group saw third quarter revenues drop 10.6% y-o-y to $290.9 million, but net income climbed by $5.7 million thanks to improved operating income before depreciation and amortization (OIBDA) boosted by government support. OIBDA climbed 16.7% in its LTL segment, 16.4% in logistics and warehousing, and 16% in specialized and industrial services. […]
Truck News 10/22/2020 10:03
TORONTO, Ont. – Canadian spot market load volumes were down slightly in early October, according to Loadlink Technologies, but the overall outlook remains positive. A strong end to September and the Canadian Thanksgiving holiday are partly to blame for the slower start to October. The last week of September reflected the highest freight totals since […]
Truck News 10/21/2020 15:28
NORTH BARRINGTON, Ill. – Lewis Idealease, a division of Lewis Motor Sales, has opened a new center in Bracebridge, Ont., the company said Wednesday.. The 18,000 sq.-ft. state-of-the-art facility features a parts warehouse and five drivethru bays including one lube pit/wash on seven acres of land, it said. The center is located at 1 Kirkhill […]
Truck News 10/21/2020 11:26
FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. – The NTEA’s annual Work Truck Show and Green Truck Summit, originally scheduled for March 9-12 in Indianapolis, has become the latest victim of Covid-19. The in-person show has been canceled, and there are no plans for a virtual event to mark Work Truck Week, but the association representing the work truck […]
Truck News 10/21/2020 10:19
TORONTO, Ont. – Truck stop operator ONroute is taking a series of measures to improve the customer experience at its sites, and that will include more food choices and parking spaces, the company CEO has told Today’s Trucking. “We are aggressively evaluating adding up to 200 parking spots in the next 12 months,” Melanie Teed-Murch […]
Truck News 10/20/2020 15:30
OTTAWA, Ont. – The number of truck drivers entering Canada rose for a third consecutive week during Oct. 12-18, the Canada Borders Services Agency (CBSA) said Tuesday. It said 108,009 truckers arrived in the country that week, up 2% from 105,851 in the comparable time a year ago. Arrivals had risen 2.65% during Oct. 5-12 […]
Truck News 10/20/2020 13:30
ARLINGTON, Va. – U.S. for-hire truck tonnage jumped 6.7% in September, but was down 2.7% year-over-year, according to the latest data from the American Trucking Associations (ATA). September’s increase came on the heels of a 5.3% decline in August. “September had a nice recovery after a significant decline in August,” said ATA chief economist Bob […]
Truck News 10/20/2020 13:26
PORT HURON, Mich. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers have seized 1,000 pounds of marijuana from a garbage truck heading for a landfill in New Boston, Mich. The agency said the incident happened Oct. 18 when officers at the Blue Water Bridge encountered a driver operating a trash hauler.
Truck News 10/20/2020 10:03
MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – Musket Transport proved its capability in handling delicate shipments when it partnered with Blackwood Gallery to stage the 2018 art show, The Work of Wind: Air, Land, Sea. The show was designed to raise awareness about climate change. This year, the company is once again collaborating with the University of Toronto Mississauga’s […]
Truck News 10/20/2020 09:33
MONTREAL, Que. — Canvec Leasing is now offering 24/7 mobile roadside repair service in the Greater Toronto Area, the company announced Tuesday. Canvec said its GTA operations will be managed by the new regional director for Ontario, Joe Totera. A specialist in call center and operations management, he has many years of experience in the […]
Truck News 10/19/2020 10:11
FONTANA, Calif. – Volvo Trucks will deploy another 70 Class 8 VNR Electric trucks in California, thanks to US$27.1 million in funding from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD). Volvo claims it will be the nation’s largest commercial deployment of Class 8 battery-electric trucks. The trucks […]
Truck News 10/19/2020 07:22
CHILLIWACK, B.C. — Ritchie Bros. sold more than 1,600 pieces of equipment worth $34 million at an auction in Chilliwack, B.C., last week, surpassing the previous site record by 39%, the company said Monday. More than 6,400 bidders from 44 countries participated in the online-only auction, it said. Nearly 90% of the items were sold […]
Truck News 10/16/2020 15:35
MUNICH, Germany – Traton SE, the truck and bus division of Volkswagen AG, said Friday it has reached an agreement in principle to acquire Navistar International. Traton, which already owns 16.8% of the American truck manufacturer, will buy the rest of Navistar stock at US$44.50 per share. “We are pleased to have reached agreement in […]
Truck News 10/16/2020 11:20
TORONTO, Ont. – Driving a truck requires plenty of focus, and PJ Barclay knows that focus can be impaired by more than drugs and alcohol alone. Physical factors, fatigue, medical issues, and mental health all contribute to overall impairment, the president and CEO of Impirica explained during DriverCheck’s online Fitness for Duty Summit. They aren’t […]

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