Today's Trucking

Drafting Through Disruption

June 8, 2018 by John Smith

The only thing certain in trucking is disruption. The massive shift in supply and demand caused by mandated electronic logging devices (ELDs) is a prime example of how one piece of legislation can wreak havoc on an entire sector. Unpredictability […]


OTA launching sales council

December 7, 2017 by John Smith

TORONTO, ON – The Ontario Trucking Association has unveiled a new sales council, building on the earlier rollout of a dedicated finance council.


Overing to oversee Hankook Canadian sales team

November 8, 2017 by elizabeth

BRAMPTON, ON – Hankook Tire has a new director of sales and marketing in Canada.
The company announced today that John Overing will oversee the region’s sales team, and will be instrumental in identifying growth opportunities within the Canadian market.
Overing has more than 18 years of industry experience, including senior-level positions at Yokohama Tire and Michelin North America.


Celadon Group sells flatbed division to PS Logistics

September 18, 2017 by elizabeth

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – The Celadon Group has sold all the assets in its flatbed trucking division to PS Logistics.
The company announced the completion of the disposition of assets Sept. 18, as part of a strategic plan to concentrate resources on other business lines and boost returns.
Assets included in the transaction were primarily leased and owned trailers, which were sold in exchange for an assumption or satisfaction of the lease obligations and cash, Celadon said. It is also entitled to post-closing goodwill payments.


Turn Complaints Around: When things go wrong, listen to your customer

June 27, 2017 by John Smith

Had a lesson in customer service the other day. Nothing to do with trucking, but an extraordinary example of how to respond to complaints.


Canada’s heavy-duty aftermarket transforming

January 24, 2017 by John Smith

LAS VEGAS, NV – Truck and trailer sales continue to drop in Canada, but the value of the aftermarket that serves them continues to rise, according to statistics released during Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week.


Bendix recognizes platinum performers

June 20, 2016 by John Smith

ELYRIA, OH – Nine Canadian businesses were among 36 top performers recognized this year by Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems’ Premier Distributor Program.


Mack projects 250,000-truck market, bigger vocational share

April 26, 2016 by John Smith

AUSTIN, TX – Mack Trucks president Dennis Slagle admits that North America’s truck makers are still living through a “hangover” when it comes to sales. “The over-exuberance at the end of 2014 introduced a lot of orders into the system,” he says. “The retail shelves were full, and that affected the number of trucks moving around.” But that is hardly dampening the company’s spirits.


Class 8 Truck Orders Hit Fifth Best Month Ever This Nov.

December 3, 2014 by TEONA Baetu

COLUMBUS, IN – North American truckers ordered 583,200 Class 5 -to-8 vehicles over the past 12 months, making the past 12-month period the strongest since December 2006, according to industry data.


Used Truck Market Makes Few Gains in October

December 2, 2014 by TEONA Baetu

COLUMBUS, IN – North American truckers bought about the same number of used trucks in October as they had in September, according to ACT Research. Class 8 used truck sales rose one percent in October compared to September 2014.


Manufacturing sales rebound despite lower prices

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

OTTAWA — Manufacturing sales rebounded slightly in September after a sharp drop in August, despite total numbers being minimized by decreasing product prices.


Top 10 Lessons Learned at Mid-America.

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

LOUISVILLE, KY. – Our reporters are combing the aisles of America’s biggest truck show in pursuit of wisdom and insight. Here are the 10 brightest pearls they’ve unearthed found so far.