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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.
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    CNG filling stations opened along Hwy. 401

    December 14, 2018 by Truck News

    LONDON, Ont. – Three trucks tops along Hwy. 401 in Ontario now have compressed natural gas (CNG) filling stations for heavy trucks. The stations were installed by Union Energy Solutions Limited Partnership and Clean Energy Fuels. They’re located at Windsor

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    OTA makes case for trucking in pre-budget submission

    December 14, 2018 by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) has brought attention to key issues facing the trucking industry it would like the provincial government to address in the upcoming budget. In its pre-budget submission, the OTA outlined concerns about Driver

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    Trucking conditions dropped sharply since August: FTR

    December 14, 2018 by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Trucking conditions in the U.S. continued to slide in October, to a reading of 3.17 on the FTR Trucking Conditions Index. That marks a significant drop since August, when it was in double digits. The index has

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    Detroit expands analytics availability

    December 14, 2018 by Truck News

    PORTLAND, Ore. – Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) has expanded its Detroit Connect Analytics to additional truck models. The analytics package can now be ordered on new trucks, or in the aftermarket, for the new Cascadia, the original Cascadia, and

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    Day & Ross makes western acquisition

    December 14, 2018 by Truck News

    OKOTOKS, Alta. – Day & Ross has announced it has purchased Alberta-based Stonehammer Transport. “This acquisition in Western Canada is a significant complement to our eastern flatbed fleet, bolstering our national network to better serve our customers,” said Bill Doherty, CEO.

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    Manitoulin deal strengthens northern presence

    December 13, 2018 by Truck News

    WHITEHORSE, YUKON – Manitoulin Transport has purchased Kluane Freight Line’s book of business and formed a joint venture with the Chief Isaac Group of Companies. Kluane is a First Nation-owned LTL carrier based in Whitehorse and a member of the

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    Canada Cartage helps launch connected vehicle tech group

    December 13, 2018 by Truck News

    HAMILTON, Ont. – Canada Cartage has announced it is part of a group launching the Centre for Integrated Transportation and Mobility (CITM) to help Ontario companies develop connected vehicles and mobility technologies. The $10.5-million center is a public-private partnership between

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    Trucking to grow at slower pace: FTR

    December 13, 2018 by James Menzies

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – The surge in truck loadings seen in 2017 and into 2018 has begun to subside, and trucking’s growth is expected to slow in 2019, according to Avery Vise, vice-president of trucking for FTR. Speaking during FTR’s State

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    Finning to buy 4Refuel

    December 12, 2018 by Truck News

    VANCOUVER, B.C. – Finning International has announced an agreement to purchase 100% of 4Refuel Canada and 4Refuel US for approximately $260 million. 4Refuel provides mobile, on-site fueling and serves about 3,400 customers. The company refuels customer equipment on site, mostly

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    Meritor to provide year-long aftermarket training

    December 12, 2018 by Truck News

    TROY, Mich. – Meritor has announced the launch of a year-long aftermarket training series. It will include nationwide events, interactive distance training sessions, and online, computer-based courses. The training is aimed at heavy-duty truck technicians, parts consultants and management professionals.

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    Volvo to electrify VNR

    December 11, 2018 by James Menzies

    Volvo will commercialize VNR Electric by 2020

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    New Volvo Trucks leader optimistic about the future

    December 11, 2018 by James Menzies

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – A 53-year-old former engineer from the Netherlands now leads Volvo Trucks North America, after a successful stint in Australia where he grew the company’s market share. Now Peter Voorhoeve hopes to do the same as president of

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    Select Trailer Sales wins Stoughton dealer award

    December 6, 2018 by Truck News

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – Select Trailer Sales has been named the first-ever winner of the Stoughton Blue Diamond Dealer Award. The Mississauga trailer dealer has been in business for more than 17 years, and offers Stoughton’s complete line of dry vans,

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    Class 8 orders slide as OEMs’ 2019 order boards fill up

    December 5, 2018 by Truck News

    Class 8 orders fell sharply in November, to 27,500 units, marking the end of five consecutive months exceeding 40,000 units, according to preliminary data from FTR. November marked the lowest total this year, and the weakest month since September 2017.

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    Mission Critical Electronics buys Xantrex

    December 3, 2018 by Truck News

    BURNABY, B.C. – Xantrex, a B.C.-based company that provides onboard AC power technologies, has been purchased by Mission Critical Electronics (MCE). Xantrex was previously a part of the solar activity of Schneider Electric. “We are delighted to have Xantrex join

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