Trucking News

The many benefits of electrification

For Volvo, the advantages of electrification will not only be enjoyed by customers, but by the world at large ... Continue Reading

Goodyear steers for longhaul

Goodyear has added another product to its Endurance family of high-mileage long-haul tires with the introduction of the Endurance LHS steer tire, which complements the line’s LHD drive tire. After several years of research and field testing, Goodyear says the… ... Continue Reading

Michelin takes action for traction

Michelin is launching what it calls “its most aggressive drive-axle tire” in the Michelin X Works Grip D tire, made specifically for energy-sector and logging fleets operating in extreme conditions . In fact, truck operators and dealers in the Grande… ... Continue Reading

MTA names driving championships award winners

WINNIPEG, Man. – The winners of the Manitoba Trucking Association (MTA) Provincial Truck Driving Championships have been announced, with four carriers boasting champion drivers. Placing first in the straight truck category was Bruce McKechnie from Bison Transport; Brian Hrabarchuk of… ... Continue Reading

Linamar: The Power to Perform

Linamar: Employees with the Power to Perform Linamar provides an excellent platform for employees to advance their career. In 50 years, Linamar has grown from a small machining operation to a leading global manufacturing powerhouse. From the entrepreneurial seeds planted… ... Continue Reading

Truck orders remain strong through May

COLUMBUS, Ind. – May’s Class 8 order activity continued trending above capacity, according to the latest data from ACT Research. There were 35,608 units booked in May. “Continuing to be led by Canada and the U.S., order strength remained broad-based.… ... Continue Reading

One of the best freight markets ever continues: ATA

ARLINGTON, Va. – U.S. for-hire truck tonnage rose 0.7% in May, and was 7.8% stronger than May 2017, according to the American Trucking Associations (ATA). The ATA also revised up the originally reported 2.2% gain in April to 2.7%. Year-to-date… ... Continue Reading

May continues record-setting year for Canadian spot market

TORONTO, Ont. – A record-setting year for Canadian spot market load volumes continued in May, according to the latest data from TransCore Link Logistics. May volumes were up 23% year-over-year, marking the highest May on record. Volumes were up 1%… ... Continue Reading

Construction on second new Alberta facility begins for Trailcon

CALGARY, Alta. – Trailcon Leasing has broken ground on a new Calgary facility, the second new location the company has begun work on in Alberta in the past couple of months. “After Trailcon’s acquisition of Hubs Trailer Service in 2014,… ... Continue Reading

Tight labor market keeping carriers from fully cashing in on high rate environment

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Trucking conditions for carriers remained strong in April, with the FTR Trucking Conditions Index reflecting strong freight demand and continued tightness in capacity. The index read 11.5, meaning carriers can expect favorable conditions to improve into Q3… ... Continue Reading

Goodyear adds long-haul steer tire to Endurance line

AKRON, Ohio – Goodyear rolled out its new Endurance long-haul steer tire today. The new tire — the Endurance LHS — designed with all new compounds, is the latest product added to Goodyear’s Endurance family of high-mileage long-haul tires. According… ... Continue Reading

Mullen Group announces pair of acquisitions

OKOTOKS, Alta. – The Mullen Group announced it has entered into a letter of intent to acquire the shares of Canadian Hydrovac Ltd. (CHL), as well as an agreement with AECOM to acquire the business and assets of the company’s… ... Continue Reading

The corporation conversation

Two opposing conversations within the same week just highlight that there’s never one answer for all situations. The topic: corporations. My first conversation was with a prospective client’s spouse. She called because she and her husband weren’t happy with the… ... Continue Reading

Examining the reasons we began our trucking careers

My wife and I were having a conversation about retirement and income planning the other day, and the conversation turned to my job and the amount of time I spend away from home. “I never fully understood what attracted you… ... Continue Reading

Marijuana legalization coming down the pipe

OTTAWA, Ont. — Marijuana legalization is on the way, whether we like it or not. On June 7, after more than six hours of speeches, the Senate passed Bill C-45, the Cannabis Act, 56 to 30 with one abstention. Since shying… ... Continue Reading

Haze continues to hang over legalization of marijuana

Whether or not you agree with the legalization of marijuana, society and our lawmakers have spoken, and it’s coming. Are you prepared? I’m not sure any of us are. There is still a ton of misinformation about how legalization will… ... Continue Reading

J.G. Drapeau to acquire Ontario LTL division of Mainliner Freightways

TORONTO, Ont. –– Polaris Transportation Group announced today that J.G. Drapeau has entered into an agreement to acquire the Ontario LTL division of Mainliner Freightways and transition into the 150,000 square foot cross-dock and warehousing facility in Etobicoke, Ont. The acquisition… ... Continue Reading

Alberta’s extreme conditions inspire design of Michelin’s new drive-axle tire

EDMONTON, Alta – Michelin North America is launching the most aggressive drive-axle tire it has ever produced this August, aiming to meet the extreme conditions of oil field and logging fleets. And the inspiration for the tire – the Michelin… ... Continue Reading

Working trucks awarded during SuperRigs

RAPHINE, Va. – Eric Turner’s 2015 Peterbilt 389 is pretty impressive inside and out. Turner took home Best of Show honors at the Shell Rotella SuperRigs competition this past weekend in Virginia, also placing first for Best Interior. Turner, whose… ... Continue Reading

Truck West July 2018

Click here to download the July 2018 Truck West Digital Edition ... Continue Reading