Truck orders remain strong through May

COLUMBUS, Ind. – May’s Class 8 order activity continued trending above capacity, according to the latest data from ACT Research. There were 35,608 units booked in May. “Continuing to be led by Canada and the U.S., order strength remained broad-based.&#…

One of the best freight markets ever continues: ATA

ARLINGTON, Va. – U.S. for-hire truck tonnage rose 0.7% in May, and was 7.8% stronger than May 2017, according to the American Trucking Associations (ATA). The ATA also revised up the originally reported 2.2% gain in April to 2.7%. Year-to-date…

May continues record-setting year for Canadian spot market

TORONTO, Ont. – A record-setting year for Canadian spot market load volumes continued in May, according to the latest data from TransCore Link Logistics. May volumes were up 23% year-over-year, marking the highest May on record. Volumes were up 1%&#823…

Construction on second new Alberta facility begins for Trailcon

CALGARY, Alta. – Trailcon Leasing has broken ground on a new Calgary facility, the second new location the company has begun work on in Alberta in the past couple of months. “After Trailcon’s acquisition of Hubs Trailer Service in 2014,…

Tight labor market keeping carriers from fully cashing in on high rate environment

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Trucking conditions for carriers remained strong in April, with the FTR Trucking Conditions Index reflecting strong freight demand and continued tightness in capacity. The index read 11.5, meaning carriers can expect favorable condi…

Goodyear adds long-haul steer tire to Endurance line

AKRON, Ohio – Goodyear rolled out its new Endurance long-haul steer tire today. The new tire — the Endurance LHS — designed with all new compounds, is the latest product added to Goodyear’s Endurance family of high-mileage long-haul tires. …

Examining the reasons we began our trucking careers

My wife and I were having a conversation about retirement and income planning the other day, and the conversation turned to my job and the amount of time I spend away from home. “I never fully understood what attracted you…