Monday, November 12, 2018
The U.S. economy is “in a good place” and expected to stay there through 2019. That was the assessment of Bill Witte, senior economist with FTR, who gave an economic update to subscribers during a State of Freight webinar Oct....
It was a record August for North American Class 8 truck orders, according to data from ACT Research. There were 53,069 units booked in August, marking the sixth time in eight months in which industry orders surpassed 40,000 units. “Robust orders...
Enforcement teams placed 21.6% of commercial vehicles out of service during Level 1 inspections completed for this year’s Roadcheck inspection blitz run from June 5-7. The annual Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) event recorded 67,502 truck and bus inspections in...
There is little uncertainty cannabis is an intriguing issue among Canadian transporters weeks before official sanctioning produces results on Oct. 17. Many transporter HR and activities staff went to an OTA-facilitated course this week intended to help part bearers...
Michelin North America has launched a nationwide painted rock contest to celebrate the spirit of exploration and mobility. Starting yesterday, Michelin distributed 100 yellow painted rocks in California, Florida, Georgia, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Montana....
The independent aftermarket has a smorgasbord of industry associations. There are groups for distributors, service providers, suppliers, remanufacturers and rebuilders. There are groups where the multiple segments interact and groups where they remain isolated. Each group’s mission statement is...
A federal judge recently ended two class action lawsuits worth a total of more than $120 million against TransAm Trucking, a Kansas-based refrigerated carrier who ranks No. 93 in the CCJ Top 250. Judge Eric F. Melgren in the United States District...
National Trucking Week marks an opportunity to recognize one of Canada’s largest and most important employment sectors. The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA), in conjunction with the provincial trucking associations, are proud to highlight the many contributions made by over 400,000...
It is a decent time to truck in the U.S. The economy is solid, cargo needs to move, and rates are on the ascent. Eric Starks, the director and CEO of FTR, indicated a few promising markers amid a business...
Another Alberta measure station is setting the bar with regards to innovation. At the highest point of its class in Canada, you'd need to movement south of the fringe to locate a business truck measure station equivalent to the Atmore...

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