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James Menzies

James Menzies
James Menzies is editor of Truck News and Truck West magazines. He has been covering the Canadian trucking industry for more than 15 years and holds a CDL. Reach him at james@newcom.ca or follow him on Twitter at @JamesMenzies.
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    Your vehicle as a health device

    January 20, 2017 by James Menzies

    In early January, I visited for the first time the sprawling Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nev. This event is the global showcase for new and future technologies that will change the lives of consumers. Vehicle manufacturers had

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    More freight, fewer trucks seen in December: TransCore

    January 20, 2017 by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – Canadian capacity tightened dramatically in December, according to spot market data tracked by TransCore Link Logistics. December cross-border load volumes were “exceptional,” TransCore reports, marking the highest year-over-year increase in recorded history for the month of December.

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    HDA Truck Pride names western rep

    January 20, 2017 by Truck News

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. – HDA Truck Pride has hired Mike Copeland to drum up new business in its western region, including Western Canada. Copeland will serve as business development manager, western region, reporting to Tom Tecklenburg. He was most recently

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    Fleet maintenance summit to be held in conjunction with ExpoCam

    January 20, 2017 by Truck News

    MONTREAL, Que. – Fleet maintenance professionals, manufacturers and researchers will gather before ExpoCam this spring for the Canadian Fleet Maintenance Summit. The event, hosted by Newcom Media Quebec and PIT Group, will help fleet managers better understand and prepare for

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    HDA Truck Pride adds aftermarket expert

    January 19, 2017 by Truck News

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. – HDA Truck Pride has named Tom Kennedy to the position of vice-president, product management. He will focus on product category management and growth and product line expansion, the organization, North America’s largest independent provider of parts

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    Truck builders reducing inventories

    January 19, 2017 by Truck News

    Production should realign with demand in 2017, ACT Research reports

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    Purolator drivers vote to strike

    January 17, 2017 by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – Purolator drivers voted 97.4% in favor of strike action, according to the Teamsters union that represents them. Membership has not yet authorized strike action and the bargaining committee has not set a strike deadline, the union said

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    Truckload pricing could rise 4% this year: FTR

    January 13, 2017 by James Menzies

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Trucking rates in the US will increase by about 4% this year, according to a projection from industry forecaster FTR. In its monthly State of Freight webinar, FTR transportation economist Noel Perry, said truckload contract rate increases

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    Bison driver named Highway Angel

    January 12, 2017 by Truck News

    WINNIPEG, Man. – A Bison Transport driver has been recognized by the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) for helping another truck driver whose truck jackknifed in B.C. The incident happened May 6, 2016. Taljinder Sohi left a brake check and was

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    Drones, robots a part of Mercedes-Benz’s vision for final mile deliveries

    January 9, 2017 by James Menzies

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Mercedes-Benz continues through its van division to reimagine how final mile deliveries will be completed in the future. Last fall at the IAA Commercial Vehicles Show in Hanover, Germany, Mercedes-Benz showcased its Vision Van, complete with

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    ZF working on artificial intelligence for commercial vehicles

    January 9, 2017 by Truck News

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. – ZF announced at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) it is working with NVIDIA to develop artificial intelligence (AI) systems that will enable the development of autonomously driven commercial trucks and other vehicles. The ZF ProAI platform

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    Mercedes wants its vehicles to serve as personal health devices

    January 5, 2017 by James Menzies

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Mercedes-Benz is envisioning a future where the automobile doubles as a personal health device. The car maker discussed this topic in detail at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), which has come in recent years to very

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    IMT sells axle business to Dexter

    January 2, 2017 by Truck News

    CAMBRIDGE, Ont. – The IMT Group has announced it has sold its light-, medium- and heavy-duty axle business to Dexter Axle Company. The divisions included in the sale include the Ingersoll Axles division of IMT Partnership in Ingersoll, Ont. and

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    PacLease adds three B.C. locations

    December 29, 2016 by Truck News

    DELTA, B.C. – PacLease has added 10 new locations, including three in B.C. Its dealer network now includes 454 locations in the US and Canada. The new Canadian locations are: Inland PacLease, West Kelowna, B.C.; Peterbilt Pacific Leasing, Lantzville, B.C.;

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    TransForce International buys National Fast Freight

    December 29, 2016 by Truck News

    BRAMPTON, Ont. – TransForce International has announced the acquisition of National Fast Freight from Calyx Transportation Group. National Fast Freight provides LTL intermodal services across Canada and has generated $80 million of intermodal revenue over the past 12 months. TransForce

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