29 Jul

Caring for drivers

Study aims to better understand and help truck drivers involved in traumatic incidents on the road

29 Jul

“Significant correction” coming for Class 8 market: ACT

COLUMBUS, Ind. – The Class 8 truck market is on the cusp of a significant correction, according to the latest Transportation Digest from ACT Research. The report also suggests the U.S. economy will decelerate from the 2018 tax cut-boosted growth…

28 Jul

Manitoba driver takes home hardware at SuperRigs show

ALBERT LEA, Minn. – The 37th annual Shell Rotella SuperRigs show brought drivers from across North America to small-town Minnesota with hopes of taking home an award in the truck beauty contest, and a Canadian driver did just that. Some…

28 Jul

A show that is all about camaraderie

MILLGROVE, Ont. – A relaxed affair with a catchy name. That is what organizer Kevin Klein calls the annual Great Canadian Truck Show, which concluded in Millgrove, Ont., on Sunday. This year’s event drew some 65 trucks, old and new,…

26 Jul

Miss Beehaving at SuperRigs

Truck shows all about meeting new and old friends for Ontario driver

26 Jul

Strong orders, interest in UltraLoft have Peterbilt feeling good

RENTON, Wash. – A sudden slowdown in Class 8 truck orders isn’t alarming Peterbilt, and its new UltraLoft sleeper has opened new opportunities for the truckmaker. Those were a couple takeaways from a conversation with on-highway marketing manager Wesley Slaven,…

26 Jul

U.S. trailer orders plunge 42% in June

COLUMBUS, Ind. – Net U.S. trailer orders plunged to 6,047 units in June, down 42% from May, according to market intelligence provider ACT Research. Year-to-date, net orders were 43% below last year, the company said in its monthly report. “This…

26 Jul

TFI focuses on profitable business as trucking rates slump

MONTREAL, Que. – TFI International – Canada’s largest for-hire truck fleet – remains focused on profits and cost controls as it emerges from a record-setting second quarter for 2019. But it’s hardly immune from industry challenges such as slowing freight…

26 Jul

Tackling Driver Retention – Part 7: The circle of success

Here we are at the end of this series. If you were to try and follow this process from beginning to end, I would suspect that the whole process would take six to 12 months. If done correctly, you should…

26 Jul

Western Canadian drivers represented at SuperRigs show

ALBERT LEA, Minn. – Deep in the heart of Minnesota, two Manitoba truck drivers have brought their rigs to the Shell Rotella SuperRigs show to take part in a competition that honors the best of the best in truck transportation.…