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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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    Chevron still producing CJ-4 engine oil

    March 23, 2017 by James Menzies

    Continuing production of previous category engine oil gives fleets more time to transition, company says

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    Thermo King expands line of power management products

    March 23, 2017 by James Menzies

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Thermo King introduced three new power management tools at the Mid-America Trucking Show. Complementing its existing line of power management products, Thermo King added a boost charger, auto-start module and electric power jack charger. The boost charger

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    Bestpass offers program for leased trucks, eyes Canadian expansion

    March 23, 2017 by James Menzies

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Bestpass is coming out with a toll management service for leased vehicles. Its leased equipment toll solution (LETS) allows leasing companies to seamlessly rebill the lessee and transfer transponders from lease provider to customer accounts and back. The

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    Rand McNally introduces TND 740 truck GPS

    March 23, 2017 by James Menzies

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Rand McNally has announced the launch of a new TND 740 truck-specific GPS, which it says is faster and more powerful than the unit it replaces. The system was designed to save drivers time. It attaches to

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    Mack gains ground, sees room for further growth

    March 23, 2017 by James Menzies

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Mack Trucks achieved a 1% market share gain in 2016, and the company sees an opportunity to add to that this year. John Walsh, vice-president of global marketing and brand management with Mack, told press at the

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    Peterbilt grows fleet sales, looks to build on strong 2016

    March 22, 2017 by James Menzies

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Peterbilt in 2016 opened 25 new dealerships for the third year in a row and produced more than 36,000 trucks – the fourth highest tally in its history. Kyle Quinn, senior vice-president of Paccar and general manager

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    Kenworth brings deals, product enhancements to MATS

    March 22, 2017 by James Menzies

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Kenworth achieved its all-time record heavy-duty market share in 2016, at 15.1%, highlighting a strong year for the company. Its market share in the medium-duty segment was 8.6%. It also took pride in growing the penetration of

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    Bendix gives update on safety system developments

    March 22, 2017 by James Menzies

    Interest in stability control flatlines, disc brakes and collision mitigation systems on the rise

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    Optimism growing for stronger Class 8 truck demand

    March 22, 2017 by James Menzies

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Truck and component manufacturers at the Mid-America Trucking Show indicated they are increasingly optimistic about the Class 8 truck market in 2017. Joe McAleese, chairman of Bendix, said going into this year, he expected Class 8 builds

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    Trailer companies should be applauded for safety improvements

    March 22, 2017 by James Menzies

    You don’t often leave a truck equipment press conference feeling as though you’ve been punched in the gut. But that’s exactly how I felt after hearing the heart wrenching story of Marianne Karth, who lost two children – aged 13

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    Titanium grows revenue, EBITDA

    March 22, 2017 by Truck News

    BOLTON, Ont. – Titanium Transportation Group posted a net loss of $62,091 in 2016, but grew its revenue 6% and improved its EBITDA slightly over the previous year. The company says it generated $116.6 million in revenue in 2016, a

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    OTA continues push for ‘smart’ lift axles

    March 20, 2017 by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. — The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) is taking its next steps towards convincing Ontario to allow smart lift axles. The OTA says it recently completed an analysis the Ministry of Transport can use to develop a regulatory amendment

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    More fleets spec’ing inverters: Xantrex

    March 20, 2017 by Truck News

    BURNABY, B.C. – More fleets are spec’ing power inverters in their new Class 8 trucks, according to a leading supplier. Xantrex reports that inverters are becoming a standard option on Class 8 sleeper trucks. Mitul Chandrani, senior marketing manager for

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    Trucking conditions to get better from here: FTR

    March 20, 2017 by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Trucking conditions in the US remained unchanged in January, but will improve later this year, according to the latest FTR Trucking Conditions Index. The January reading of 2.7 was virtually unchanged from December, but FTR is projecting

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    DyTerra’s Ontario branch under new ownership

    March 20, 2017 by Truck News

    AYR, Ont. – DyTerra, a company that services the propane and fertilizer industries, primarily in Western Canada, is exiting the Ontario market but its services will continue under new ownership. The company announced it is selling the assets from its

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