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James Menzies

James Menzies
James Menzies is editor of Truck News magazine. 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

    Driving the first Level 2 autonomous new Cascadia

    February 18, 2019 by James Menzies

    Level 2 autonomy supports – but doesn’t replace – the driver

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    DTNA recorded record sales in 2018

    February 15, 2019 by James Menzies

    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Accident-free driving and 100% uptime are the lofty goals of Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA), which is coming off its best sales year in history. The company achieved retail sales of 175,950 units in 2018,

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    Economic yellow lights flashing, ACT warns

    February 12, 2019 by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – Yellow lights continue to burn for the U.S. economy and the North American commercial vehicle industry, ACT Research reports. “While the outlook has less of an orange tinge, sufficient caution flags remain to keep the yellow light

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    GTI buys Precision Specialized Division

    February 11, 2019 by Truck News

    WOODBRIDGE, Ont. – GTI Transport Solution has announced it is acquiring Precision Specialized Division, a division of Precision Truck Lines. Precision Specialized focuses on open-deck and heavy-haul transportation, which are also the specialties of GTI Transport Solution. All employees and

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    Progress made towards allowing weight parity for single tires

    February 11, 2019 by Truck News

    OTTAWA, Ont. – Changes to the Heavy Truck Weight and Dimension Limits for Interprovincial Operations in Canada pave the way for truckers to use wide-base single tires at the same weight limits as duals right across Canada. The decision was

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    Kriska acquires Icon Transportation

    February 11, 2019 by Truck News

    PRESCOTT, Ont. – Kriska Transportation Group has announced its acquisition of Icon Transportation Logistics (ITL) out of Puslinch, Ont. The company will continue to be led by general manager Alen Delija and its current management team. “ITL is a great

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    NACFE turns 10

    February 8, 2019 by Truck News

    NEW YORK, N.Y. – The North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE) is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. It aims to provide unbiased information to help North America’s truck fleets double their freight efficiency. The organization was formed in

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    Bendix opens technical center in Mexico

    February 8, 2019 by Truck News

    MONTERREY, Mexico – Bendix has opened a new 7,800 sq.-ft. technical center in Monterrey, Mexico. The site will be used to drive research and development across Bendix’s line of products. The engineering team there will work across the Bendix product

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  • Product

    Dana launches TCO calculator

    February 8, 2019 by Truck News

    Dana has produced a total cost of ownership calculator, which will help fleets run cost comparisons between diesel and full-electric powertrain options. The calculator requires minimal input and includes visual prompts for simple navigation, the company says. Users can input

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    Phillips Connect Technologies buys IoT partner

    February 8, 2019 by Truck News

    SANTA FE SPRINGS, Calif. – Phillips Connect Technologies (PCT) has announced its acquisition of Connected Holdings, an Internet of Things intelligent services provider. PCT is working to develop intelligent trailers that will integrate info on component health, early fault notifications,

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    Mullen Group’s trucking segment achieves record revenue

    February 7, 2019 by Truck News

    But “market meltdown” in oil and gas sector leads to $100-million impairment

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    Tallman Group forms joint venture with Rush Enterprises

    February 7, 2019 by Truck News

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – Tallman Group has announced a new joint venture with Rush Enterprises, operator of the largest network of commercial vehicle dealerships in North America. Both companies will own 50% of the new joint venture, which will operate Tallman

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    Class 8 orders start year on down note

    February 6, 2019 by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – The North American trucking industry booked 15,800 Class 8 trucks in January, down 26% from December and 68% off last January’s pace. Preliminary data from ACT Research also showed medium-duty orders rising to 23,400 units. “With near-record

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    ATA welcomes Trump’s comments on infrastructure, trade

    February 6, 2019 by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. – The American Trucking Associations (ATA) welcomed U.S. President Donald Trump’s comments on infrastructure and trade during last night’s State of the Union address. “Tonight, President Trump called for a national, bipartisan effort to restore our country’s declining

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    Titanium touts recruitment and retention success

    February 6, 2019 by Truck News

    BOLTON, Ont. – Titanium Transportation Group says it grew its driver base by 14% in 2018, while limiting driver turnover to 18.6%. In the U.S., driver turnover is often more than 90%. Titanium credits its success to establishing a culture

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