27 Mar

Shippers Conditions Index reflects balanced freight market

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – The January Shippers Conditions Index (SCI) reflected a balanced freight market, FTR reported. The 1.4 reading was slightly lower than December’s 1.8, but remained in positive territory for shippers. FTR forecasts the index to remain close to…

30 Nov

18 Wheels of Christmas gearing up for Holiday Season

CALGARY, Alta. – Now in its 16th year, 18 Wheels of Christmas is up and running again in an effort to help local food banks during the Holiday Season. Launched in 2002, the effort was created to give the transportation…

30 Nov

Tips to spare

Canadian fleets share tire purchasing advice

30 Nov

Communication the biggest barrier drivers face

I did something at the end of October I haven’t done for a very long time – I attended a trucking symposium. Sponsored by the Women’s Trucking Federation of Canada (WTFC), it brought together drivers and staff from operations, safety,…

30 Nov

Revamped Bill 148 should balance economy and wages

Within minutes of his election as Ontario Premier, Doug Ford declared Ontario is open for business. The provincial government’s announced review of Bill 148 is definitely a step in the right direction. The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA), with its hundreds…

30 Nov

Daimler continues growth in Mexico

PUERTO VALLARTA, Mexico – Freightliner strengthened its Mexican market share in a soft market and is anticipating a stronger end to the year as a new administration takes the helm. “On Dec. 1, we are going to have a new…

30 Nov

ATA issues statement on signing of USMCA Trade Pact

ARLINGTON, Va. — The American Trucking Associations (ATA) president and CEO Chris Spear issued the following statement today after leaders of the United States, Canada, and Mexico signed the USMCA trade pact during the G-20 Summit in Argentina: “We commend…

30 Nov

Great Dane names new v.p. of aftermarket

SAVANNAH, Ga. – Great Dane has named Bill Healy the new vice-president of aftermarket. Healy is the successor to current v.p. of aftermarket Dave Durand, who will retire in 2019. Healy joined Great Dane in February 2018 as the director…

30 Nov

OTA applauds Made-in-Ontario Environment Plan

TORONTO, Ont. — The Ontario Trucking Association says it is pleased the Ford Government was listening to the trucking industry as it drafted its Made-in-Ontario Environment Plan. In the plan, announced this week by Rod Phillips, Minister of Environment, Conservation…

29 Nov

Stricter chain up regulations implemented in B.C.

VICTORIA, B.C. – The B.C. government has placed stricter regulations on commercial drivers when chaining up, and includes all vehicles over 5,000 kg. The move follows two other highway safety enhancements – reduced speed limits on 15 highway sections and…