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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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    Cheers, to those of you on the road

    December 28, 2006 by James Menzies

    The Christmas season is one of my favourite times of the year and this year has been no exception. Once the hustle and bustle of Christmas shopping was behind us, it was nice to settle down with family and enjoy

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    There is such thing as bad press

    November 29, 2006 by James Menzies

    The old saying ‘There’s no such thing as bad press’ doesn’t necessarily ring true in the trucking industry. This is an industry that has a bad rap – and for the most part, undeservingly so. Negative stories about the trucking

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    The top 25 stories in 25 years

    November 21, 2006 by James Menzies

    Since its inception, Truck News has been a trusted source of information for all-things trucking. The publication has broken many big stories throughout the years and has helped truckers learn about and understand changes that affect them. I’ve pored through

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    Cabotage urged for Prairie provinces, Mid-west states

    October 23, 2006 by James Menzies

    Imagine being able to haul loads from point-to-point in the US, reducing empty miles and improving your vehicle utilization. If a trio of forward-thinking transportation professionals have their way, the practice of cabotage will be permitted – at least on

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    Are you afraid?

    August 1, 2006 by James Menzies

    It seems truck hijackings are happening more and more frequently these days. It’s a scary thought, especially since the thieves seem to be getting more brazen. And they’re so organized that they often get away with their crimes. Recently, Donald

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    Time to crown Owner/Operator of the Year is near

    July 18, 2006 by James Menzies

    Trucking can be a thankless job. The independent nature of trucking means that often nobody is there to witness the little things you do on a daily basis to get your loads where they’re headed on time in a safe

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    Ontario lights a fire under smokers

    May 25, 2006 by James Menzies

    Anti-smoking activist Heather Crowe died on Monday without ever having smoked a cigarette. You may recognize her from the TV commercial where she spoke of her battle with lung cancer – a disease she was stricken with after working in

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    Sign up today for your free Shell ROTELLA SuperRigs 2006 calendar

    March 29, 2006 by James Menzies

    Trucknews.com and Shell Canada Products are offering visitors to the blog a free Shell ROTELLA SuperRigs 2006 Calendar. While it may already be March, this calendar is a true collector’s item. It features some of the snazziest work trucks from

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    Slipping and sliding in Michigan

    March 2, 2006 by James Menzies

    I just returned from a couple days in Houghton, Michigan where I had the chance to drive some trucks on hard-packed snow and ice. Driving on snow and ice may not sound like a lot of fun to most of

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    Things are warming up in Tampa

    February 15, 2006 by James Menzies

    Well, the weather in Florida is gradually becoming more Florida-like and I think we’ve finally hit the 70s. The news here has also gotten hotter. Two significant announcements have come out of TMC thus far. Firstly, Volvo announced it will

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    Surf’s up at TMC

    February 13, 2006 by James Menzies

    Welcome to the Truck News blog! The addition of the blog to trucknews.com not only makes the Web site more interactive, but it will also provide you with a look behind the scenes of Canada’s largest trucking newspaper. In addition

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