Wednesday, December 19, 2018
U.S. for-hire truck tonnage spiked 6.3% in October, posting a year-over-year increase of 9.5%. “After slowing at the end of the third quarter, truck freight surged in October,” said ATA chief economist Bob Costello. “Last month’s strength was due, at...
There may be undeniable tensions on issues like carbon taxes, but Canada’s First Ministers have found some common ground on topics including wide base tires and electronic logging devices. “We have agreed to develop harmonized standards in the trucking sector,...
The region of Manitoba is pushing ahead with discussions gone for executing a required section level driver preparing (MELT) program, Infrastructure Minister Ron Schuler declared today. "Our legislature is centered around security to the exclusion of everything else," Schuler...
Preliminary Class 8 truck orders in North America totaled 27,500 in November, according to FTR, with the market winding down after five consecutive months topping 40,000 orders. Novembers order total was the lowest of the year and the lowest since September 2017,...
In an ongoing choice, a government judge in Arkansas has said that drivers ought to be paid in any event the lowest pay permitted by law for time spent on furlough and in their sleeper billets. The decision doesn't...
The region of Manitoba is pushing ahead with meetings gone for executing a Mandatory Entry level driver preparing (MELT) program, Infrastructure Minister Ron Schuler reported today. "Our legislature is centered on security regardless of anything else," Schuler said. "Obligatory passage...
Recent changes to state work laws, particularly in California, are testing the business practices of engine bearers and different organizations that have versatile specialists. The trucking business has been hit by a 2014 choice from the ninth Circuit Court...
Saskatchewan is blending its wide-base single tires (WBST) program with Ontario as part of a recent commitment between the provinces to improve internal trade.  In addition, the program is being expanded and made permanent. Saskatchewan Premier Scott...
The Healthy Fleet 10 Pound Challenge is back. Amid the long stretches of January and February, drivers, staff, and officials from over the business will lock in to move in the direction of their weight reduction objectives to contend in...
Unless GDP growth stalls or declines, “we’re going to continue to see pressure on driver pay and rates into 2019,” says Gordon Klemp, president of the National Transportation Institute. Ongoing pay increases would follow a year of multiple wage jumps that Klemp projects will culminate...

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