U.S. and Canadian natural gas Class 8 truck retail sales were down 23% year-to-date through November 2018, according to a quarterly report from ACT Research.
North American Class 8 orders in December were the lowest in more than a year, according to two research firms that track the trucking industry. But 2018’s Class 8 orders still crushed a 14-year industry record for heavy-duty truck orders.
Increases to truck driver pay and a softening freight market were key to lower turnover numbers for large truckload fleets, according to ATA.
Ontario Premier Doug Ford was a guest of Challenger Motor Freight this week, as he toured the carrier’s facility, stopped to chat with drivers and discussed some of trucking’s most pressing issues with industry leaders
Motor carriers and drivers see different priorities when it comes to issues facing the trucking industry, a new study by the American Transportation Research Institute has found.
Federal Minister of Labour, Patty Hajdu, drew straight from CTA’s arguments calling for a level the playing field by stopping some employers from misclassifying employees as a way to avoid source deductions or other labour obligations – a practice known as Driver Inc.