TORONTO- November 2014 freight volumes dropped 11 percent from October 2014, but truckers still hauled 19 percent more freight in November 2014 compared to November 2013.
When we posted the 50 Top Trucking Songs of All Time, we promised to keep our ears open for any others. True to our word, here’s the Next 40 Top Trucking Songs as chosen by you!
TORONTO, ON — It is an exciting time in the trucking industry. Our generation is learning so much about this business from the previous -generation, but they too are learning from us. You will read about young people who have the energy, technology-smarts and fresh ideas to change the way we do business. After reading this year’s 20 under 40, you will be assured that the future of our industry is in good hands. Something tells me that trucking may already be in my one-year-old son’s blood. When I ask him to back up so I can put his shoes on – he moves backwards while saying “Beep … beep … beep.” Should he choose to join this business and be a part of Today’s Trucking’s 20 Under 40 in year 2039, I could not be more proud.
TORONTO- Today’s Trucking presents trucking’s Team Canada: 2014-version. They’re fast thinkers, good hearted, young and ready to make the tough decisions.
CALGARY, AB-Oilfield transporter Aveda Transportation and Energy Services Inc. is purchasing Oklahoma City, OK.-based Hodges Trucking Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Seventy Seven Energy Inc. (“SSE”). With the purchase, the Canadian-based Aveda becomes the largest rig-moving company on the continent. Hodges currently owns approximately 900 pieces of rig-moving and heavy-haul equipment, including approximately 200 haul trucks, 400 trailers, 70 bed/pole trucks, 35 cranes, 40 forklifts/loaders and 160 service vehicles. Aveda, incorporated as a private company in 1994 only to go public in 2006,
DIEPPE, NB – New Brunswick’s 2015-2016 budget will hit Atlantic truckers’ pocketbooks with a 2.3-percent tax hike on diesel.
LOUISVILLE, KY — Eaton has added new electronic capabilities to its Fuller Advantage Series and UltraShift PLUS automated transmissions that allow for disengagement of a truck’s driveline while on slight downhill grades to drop engine speeds to idle. Eaton says the new technology improves fuel consumption by up to one percent.
WASHINGTON, DC- The trucking industry’s effort to suspend the current 34-hour restart is inching closer to victory.
WASHINGTON, D.C.- Truckers interested in whether or not the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)’s 34-hour restart rule will be suspended have turned their eyes to the U.S. Senate after the House passed the funding bill.
NEW LISKEARD, ON – Drivers, do you have a landmark truck stop you enjoy stopping at? Snap a picture. WABCO has launched its “This is #MyTruckStop” media campaign.
TORONTO- Truckers hauled more goods in the first half of 2014 than any combined semi-annual volumes on record, according to TransCore Link Logistics’ Canadian Freight Index.
TORONTO — Three years of relentless lobbying has paid off for the Ontario Trucking Association.
QUEEN’S PARK, Ont. — Enactment of mandatory speed limiter legislation is only weeks away in Ontario, but that didn’t stop a provincial lawmaker from questioning the government’s rationale behind the law as truckers continue to struggle in recession.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Coming soon to an Internet near you! A new web interface for the Safety Measurement System (SMS) is making it easier for American trucking regulators and the public to keep tabs on your business.