24 Jun

Ritchie Bros. Edmonton auction nets over $72 million in sales

EDMONTON, Alta. – Ritchie Bros.’ latest Edmonton, Alta. auction brought in more than $72 million in sales, with around 70% of the equipment being sold online. “We continue to see strong attendance for our Edmonton auctions in 2019,” said Brian…

24 Jun

Shipper conditions deteriorated in April

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Conditions for U.S. shippers took a step back in April, due to stronger rail rates and higher fuel prices, according to FTR’s Shippers Conditions Index. However, FTR expects the rate environment through 2019 to become more favorable…

24 Jun

Trailer orders reach lowest point since 2016: FTR

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – The red-hot trailer market continues to cool, with May orders of 11,700 units marking the lowest total since July 2016. FTR reports orders for 2019 production have come to a halt, as most build slots are already…

24 Jun

Class 8 market showing signs of cooling: ACT

COLUMBUS, Ind. – Class 8 retail sales and build are at near record high levels, but there’s evidence that shows a change in direction is mounting. That’s according to ACT Research’s Transportation Digest. “The key message that has dominated our…

20 Jun

Mitsubishi Fuso names new director, Dealer Network Development

LOGAN TOWNSHIP, N.J. — Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America has named Peter Young the director of Dealer Network Development. In his new role, Young will focus on the development of the Fuso dealership network for the United States and Canada.…

19 Jun

Driver shortage dominates minister’s North Bay talks

NORTH BAY, Ont. – The province’s minister of economic development, job creation and trade has met with trucking industry leaders for talks on driver shortage and other key issues affecting the sector in northern Ontario. Todd Smith, along with his…

17 Jun

Environment Canada delays rollout of GHG rules for trailers

OTTAWA, Ont. – Environment Canada will delay the rollout of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions standards for trailers by one year, responding to a court challenge against similar rules in the U.S. The U.S. Court of Appeals stayed the rollout of…

17 Jun

Employers bracing for more pot problems: Expert

NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. – Eight months after recreational cannabis was legalized in Canada, employers are still grappling with issues related to marijuana use in the workplace. Now, an addiction expert is warning that the problem could get much worse when…

13 Jun

Loadings growth slowing, rates on the decline: FTR

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Trucking rates are expected to decrease about 7% this year, primarily driven by the spot market, with contract rates flat to down 1%. That’s the projection from industry forecaster FTR, which held a State of Freight webinar…

13 Jun

UPDATED: Canada’s ELD rule announced

ELDs to be required in Canada by 2021