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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.
  • News

    Western Star adds new options, 25-ton XD OffRoad hauler

    April 27, 2017 by Truck News

    PHOENIX, Ariz. — Western Star has added a new 25-ton hauler to its XD OffRoad line of equipment, aimed at smaller off-road applications, such as construction, mining, and quarry site hauling. “The XD-25 provides yet another extreme duty option for

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    At 50, Western Star just getting started

    April 27, 2017 by James Menzies

    From humble Canadian roots, Western Star celebrates 50 years in business

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    Trucking HR Canada recognizes top employers

    April 25, 2017 by Truck News

    OTTAWA, Ont. — Trucking HR Canada has recognized 48 trucking companies through its Top Fleet Employers program. Fleets were rated on categories including: recruitment and retention strategies; workplace culture; compensation; training and skills development; and innovative human resources practices. “We

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    Optimism returning to oil and gas industry: Mullen

    April 24, 2017 by Truck News

    OKOTOKS, Alta. – Mullen Group reported improved revenue in the first quarter of 2017 in both its trucking/logistics and oilfield services segments, but the markets remain “fragile,” according to chairman and CEO Murray Mullen. The company posted Q1 revenue of

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    SAF-Holland introduces new severe-duty fifth wheel slider

    April 24, 2017 by Truck News

    MONTREAL, Que. – SAF-Holland revealed at ExpoCam a new severe-duty slider fifth wheel system. It’s designed for heavy- and severe-duty hauling operations, and boasts a 80,000-lb vertical load and 200,000-lb drawbar pull capacity. It’s compatible with Holland FW35, FW33, and

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    International introduces RH Series regional haul truck

    April 20, 2017 by Truck News

    MONTREAL, Que. — International Truck today launched its new RH Series regional haul tractor at ExpoCam. The Class 8 tractor is powered by the new International A26 12.4-liter engine. “The new International RH Series continues out commitment to build trucks

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    Volvo debuts new VNR regional truck at ExpoCam

    April 20, 2017 by James Menzies

    Clean sheet design was inspired by drivers

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    Mack introduces 16,000-lb front axle

    April 20, 2017 by James Menzies

    MONTREAL, Que. — Mack Trucks today announced availability of a proprietary 16,000-lb front axle on its Pinnacle axle back and axle forward models. The new offering was announced at ExpoCam, and is geared towards flatdeck and heavy haul carriers in

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  • Blog

    Banning dangerous goods shipments in bad weather impractical

    April 17, 2017 by James Menzies

    So, the Mayor of Prescott, Ont. wants dangerous good shipments banned in bad weather. Mayor Brett Todd, whose town is situated in Eastern Ontario alongside Hwy. 401, Canada’s busiest highway, called for the ban at a City Council meeting after

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    Carrier Transicold takes over ComfortPro APU line

    April 17, 2017 by Truck News

    ATHENS, Ga. – Carrier Transicold has announced it has signed an agreement to acquire the ComfortPro auxiliary power unit (APU) line of products from Westport Fuel Systems. The agreement covers select IMPCO road and rail transport product lines from Westport.

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    SmartDrive offers fresh insights into risks of distracted driving

    April 17, 2017 by Truck News

    SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Distracted drivers are less safe overall, commit significantly more fundamental driving errors and drive faster over the speed limit, when compared to non-distracted drivers. The results are courtesy of in-cab camera provider SmartDrive Systems, which has

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    FMCSA to host listening session on autonomous trucks

    April 17, 2017 by Truck News

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – The US Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) will host a public listening session on the topic of highly automated commercial vehicles. The session will take place Apr. 24 from 9:30 a.m. till noon EST. The session

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    Trailer Wizards website available in Punjabi

    April 17, 2017 by Truck News

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – Trailer Wizards has announced its website is now available in Punjabi. The company notes a good percentage of the transportation industry is Punjabi-speaking and the new website will provide these customer with the tools and information they

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  • Product

    Wabash names Eco Flaps preferred provider

    April 17, 2017 by Truck News

    BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – Eco Flaps aerodynamic splash guards have been named a preferred provider by Wabash National for its commercial dry and refrigerated van trailers, the company announced. “We couldn’t be more excited about this new partnership with Wabash National,”

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    OOIDA not giving up on e-log challenge

    April 17, 2017 by Truck News

    GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. – The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) is taking its challenge against the US electronic logging device (ELD) mandate to the Supreme Court. The organization, which represents small business truckers, appealed a court ruling handed down by

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