Trucking News

Alcoa wheels in a ‘menacing’ black

Alcoa’s Dura-Black wheels are bringing a new sense of style to forged aluminum wheels. The wheel’s face is in a “menacing matte black”, while rim flange and mounting surfaces remain bright to support mounting. Both sides have been treated to… ... Continue Reading

Great Dane facility produces 125,000th trailer

WAYNE, Nebr. – Great Dane’s Wayne, Nebraska, manufacturing facility announced the production of its 125,000th refrigerated trailer during a commemorative celebration held at the plant. Attendees of the celebration included Wayne’s Mayor Cale Geise, Schuster Company president Steve Schuster and… ... Continue Reading

January’s trailer order volume down from last year: ACT Research

COLUMBUS, Ind. – ACT’s preliminary estimate for January 2019 net trailer orders is 25,800 units. “While the industry had the weakest January order volume since 2016, it was still sufficient enough to generate very minor orderboard growth. January net orders… ... Continue Reading

Volvo’s first electric trucks delivered to customers

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Volvo Trucks delivered its first all-electric vehicles this week – a refuse truck to waste and recycling company Renova, and a distribution truck to the logistics company DB Schenker and partner haulier TGM, operating in Sweden. Series… ... Continue Reading

ATA truck tonnage index increased in January

ARLINGTON, Va. — American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) for-hire truck tonnage index increased 2.3% in January after falling 1% in December. In January, the index equaled 117.3 (2015=100), up from 114.7 in December. “After monthly declines in both… ... Continue Reading

The delusion of driver turnover

Question,  how do we deal with the mass delusion that driver turnover is inevitable? When nothing could be further from the truth. Driver turnover is a manageable business challenge like any other. The only thing standing in our way of… ... Continue Reading

Second largest load in Alberta history hits highways

EDMONTON, Alta. – Mammoet Canada is at it again, moving historically large loads on Alberta’s highway system. This time, the carrier will be transporting a polypropylene reactor from Cessco Fabrication in Edmonton to Inter Pipeline’s Heartland Petrochemical complex in Strathcona… ... Continue Reading

TFI buys Toronto Tank Lines

MONTREAL, Que. — TFI International announced today that it has acquired Toronto Tank Lines (TTL). TTL  operates storage facilities and a fleet of approximately 75 tank trailers and 45 power units. According to the agreement, TTL will operate as a standalone business… ... Continue Reading

Arrow Truck Sales names new president

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Arrow Truck Sales announced this week that Jeffrey Oldham has been named the company’s new president. Oldham replaces Steve Clough, who has retired.  Oldham has most recently served as COO and general manager of Ag-Power, a multi-location… ... Continue Reading

Driving the first Level 2 autonomous new Cascadia

Level 2 autonomy supports - but doesn’t replace - the driver ... Continue Reading

DTNA recorded record sales in 2018

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Accident-free driving and 100% uptime are the lofty goals of Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA), which is coming off its best sales year in history. The company achieved retail sales of 175,950 units in 2018,… ... Continue Reading

Canada needs an energy information report

I don’t know about you, but I fill up my tank, or begin to squint with nervous suspicion, when the fuel gauge says it’s only a quarter full. The only indication we have of where the prices of gasoline and… ... Continue Reading

FTR: 2019 will be ‘good, strong year’

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – 2019 is panning out to be a “good strong year” for trucking. That’s according to Avery Vise, vice-president of trucking for FTR, who spoke during this month’s State of Freight webinar on Feb. 14. “Overall, our outlook… ... Continue Reading

Truck convoy departs Red Deer with message to support Canadian oil

RED DEER, Alta. – Despite how some might feel about the truck convoy heading to Ottawa, a palpable sense of Canadian pride emanated from Red Deer this morning when around 160 trucks departed from Gort’s Truck Wash in support of… ... Continue Reading

Navistar awards top suppliers

LISLE, Ill. – This week, Navistar recognized 35 of its top-performing suppliers with its annual Diamond Supplier Awards. This select group has helped Navistar deliver uptime to its customers and has exceeded performance expectations in four key metrics: quality, delivery,… ... Continue Reading

Angela Splinter to host Isaac Instruments’ webinar on human resources

CHAMBLY, Que. — Isaac Instruments putting on a webinar called “Modernize your HR Approach” and its host will be a familiar face. Angela Splinter, CEO of Trucking HR Canada will host the event slotted for the end of February. Splinter… ... Continue Reading

Bendix inches closer to sustainability goals

ELYRIA, Ohio – Bendix announced recently it is close to reaching its sustainability and energy reduction goals. In 2018, Bendix moved closer to its goal of Zero Landfill by diverting 96%  (more than 25.5 million pounds) of material waste from… ... Continue Reading

Highlight Motor Group donates to SickKids

CONCORD, Ont. —  Highlight Motor Group president Kirk Kalinitchenko along with vice-presidents,  Bob Cascagnette and Yury Eskin, delivered a $5,000 donation to the SickKids Foundation. These funds will be put towards the SickKids VS campaign — a $1.3 billion fundraiser… ... Continue Reading

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