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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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    Onatrio’s LCV program has been a success

    February 24, 2017 by James Menzies

    Ontario in late January lifted a number of restrictions that were placed on long combination vehicles (LCVs) operating in the province, paving the way for the more widespread use of double 53s. Key changes included the removal of the cap

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    OTA briefs South Asian truckers on key industry issues

    February 23, 2017 by James Menzies

    Well-attended Town Hall meeting the first of many between the two groups

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    Canadian Peterbilt dealers among North America’s best

    February 23, 2017 by Truck News

    WINNIPEG, Man. – Peterbilt Manitoba was recently recognized as the Peterbilt’s First Class Service Excellence Dealer of the Year. It boasted the highest dealer group performance for First Class Service Excellence, according to the company. “Whether it’s advanced diagnostic equipment

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    SambaSafety buys Vigillo

    February 23, 2017 by James Menzies

    PORTLAND, Ore. – SambaSafety has acquired Vigillo, a provider of real-time data for analyzing commercial driver and motor carrier safety performance. Vigillo is best known for its CSA monitoring platform, which allows carriers to gain detailed visibility into their safety

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    ATA throws support behind NACV show

    February 22, 2017 by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. – The American Trucking Associations (ATA) said today it will support the new North American Commercial Vehicle Show (NACV). “As the nation’s foremost trucking industry association, it only made sense for ATA to support our supplier community, many

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    Truck writers identify top technical achievements

    February 22, 2017 by Truck News

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Truck Writers of North America (TWNA) says the top five finalists for its 2016 Technical Achievement Award include engines, a disc brake, a steel wheel and electronic cruise control products. For the first time, the annual

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    PIT Group adds another US mega-fleet

    February 21, 2017 by Truck News

    ATLANTA, Ga. – PIT Group has welcomed another large US fleet to its roster. C.R. England has joined the organization, which offers unbiased research and testing of fuel-saving technologies and techniques. “PIT Group will help us identify opportunities to save

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    UPS makes successful drone delivery

    February 21, 2017 by Truck News

    LITHIA, Fla. – UPS and truck-launched drone maker Workhorse Group this week delivered a residential package by drone, which was launched from atop a package truck. The package was successfully delivered to a home Feb. 20. The drone then returned

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    US freight economy showing “signs of life”: ATA

    February 21, 2017 by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. – US for-hire truck tonnage increased 2.9% in January, on the heels of a 4.3% contraction in December. The American Trucking Associations’ (ATA) says its tonnage index was up 2.6% compared to January 2016. For all of 2016,

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    Troy Clarke elected chairman of Navistar board

    February 21, 2017 by Truck News

    LISLE, Ill. – Navistar has announced its president and chief executive officer Troy Clarke has been elected chairman of the board. The election took place Feb. 14. He replaces James H. Keyes, whose retirement was previously announced. “It has been

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    Wabash National invests in composites manufacturing facility

    February 21, 2017 by Truck News

    LITTLE FALLS, Minn. – Wabash National has announced a $3-million investment into a Minnesota manufacturing facility to expand production of molded structural composites (MSC). The investments is part of a broader $10-million long-term investment in composites, the company announced. “In

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    Truck orders pick up in January

    February 21, 2017 by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – Class 8 order activity reached a 13-month high in January, according to the latest data from ACT Research. Class 8 orders came in at 22,188 units, suggesting the current cycle bottomed out in the second and third

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    TFI’s Bedard sees improving conditions, more M&A ahead

    February 17, 2017 by James Menzies

    MONTREAL, Que. – Improving conditions across all business segments are expected this year by TFI International chairman and CEO Alain Bedard, but weakness in the US truckload segment could continue through the first half of the year. On a conference

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    Kroetsch named Safety Professional of the Year

    February 17, 2017 by Truck News

    KITCHENER, Ont. – Mike Kroetsch has been named the 2016 Central Ontario Chapter of the Fleet Safety Council’s Safety Professional of the Year. The safety consultant began his career in 1972 as a city driver. He became fleet safety coordinator

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    TFI International posts Q4 gains

    February 16, 2017 by Truck News

    Bedard “cautiously optimistic” about improving economy

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