UPDATED: U.S. trucker shortage swells to 60,800 in 2018

July 24, 2019 by Truck News ARLINGTON, Va. – The U.S. driver shortage rose to 60,800 last year, up nearly 20% from 50,700 in 2017, the American Trucking Associations said in a study released Wednesday. The group warned that the shortage could hit 100,000 in five years and 160,000 by 2028. “Over the past 15 […]

Canfor temporarily shutting down lumber mills across B.C.

Low lumber prices and the high cost of fibre are the cause of curtailment, according to the company Apr. 25, 2019 Canfor has announced it will be temporarily closing down operations at almost all of its B.C. dimension mills. The company said in a news release Wednesday, it will be shutting down operations for one […]

Trailer orders officially “epic”: ACT

October 25, 2018  by Truck News COLUMBUS, Ind. – September trailer orders, totaling more than 58,000 units, were up 52% from August and 135% year-over-year, according to ACT Research’s State of the Industry: US Trailer Report. “Following the strongest July and August net orders in industry history, September results were truly epic, posting more than 58,000 […]

Record August for trailer orders

September 21, 2018 Trailer orders exceeded the best August in history, according to preliminary data from FTR and ACT Research. FTR reported orders of 35,300 units, exceeding expectations at 27% higher than July and up 141% year-over-year. Fleets are placing 2019 orders a few months ahead of schedule, FTR reports, with large fleets ordering substantial […]

9 months into ELD mandate, confusion persists

August 27, 2018 Brian Straight, managing editor Joe DeLorenzo, director of the Office of Enforcemnt and Compliance for FMCSA, has the inevitable task of attending events such as the Great American Trucking Show last week in Dallas and standing in front of audiences to represent FMCSA’s viewpoint on regulations and enforcement. In the past year, most of […]

Tariffs not enough to derail trucking economy

July 13, 2018 Brian Straight, managing editor First in a series of FreightWaves’ Market Update webinars highlights economic outlook, impact of ELD mandate, and areas of freight strength While there is a lot of noise surrounding tariffs and potential trade wars, FreightWaves’ Chief Economist Ibrahiim Bayaan isn’t as concerned as some that the noise will result […]