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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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    Questions remain about speed limiter enforcement tactics

    July 7, 2009 by James Menzies

    Enforcement of Ontario and Quebec’s speed limiter laws took full effect July 1 and enforcement officers in Ontario didn’t hesitate to fine drivers who didn’t have their engines locked in at 105 km/h or less. However, the tool the MTO

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    Tweet, tweet…

    June 25, 2009 by James Menzies

    Tweet, tweet. That’s right, Truck News is on Twitter. Why? That’s a pretty good question – one that I too asked when it was first suggested we give it a try. After all, I’m not so vain as to think

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    Canadian fleets to meet EPA2010 head on?

    June 24, 2009 by James Menzies

    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: The trucking industry has a wonderful story to tell about the incredible progress it has made towards reducing its emissions over the past decade. A new report out of the US

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    Senior drivers: The Minister responds

    June 16, 2009 by James Menzies

    The following is a letter from Ontario Transport Minister Jim Bradley in response to recent coverage of what Truck News has referred to as discriminatory driver testing requirements for senior drivers in Ontario… Dear Mr. Menzies: Thank you for your

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    Will Ontario’s LCV pilot project succeed?

    June 15, 2009 by James Menzies

    Before long, you’ll likely see the first of Ontario’s long combination vehicles (LCVs) puttering down the 401. They’ll be hard to miss. Already there’s been much debate about whether or not LCVs are viable on Ontario’s congested roadways. Certainly there’s

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    CFMS offers sneak peak at speed limiter enforcement tactics

    June 1, 2009 by James Menzies

    The Ontario Ministry of Transportation was on-hand at this year’s Canadian Fleet Maintenance Seminars to offer some insight on how trucks will be inspected for compliance with Ontario’s new speed limiter law. The law has been on the books since

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    Competing with the “undead”

    May 6, 2009 by James Menzies

    Yesterday morning another informative Driving for Profit seminar was hosted by NAL Insurance and KRTS Transportation Specialists. As always, it was well worth attending. These events provide practical, real-world advice at an affordable rate and allow participants to be back

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    Swine flu: Media hype or a real concern?

    April 30, 2009 by James Menzies

    A few years ago it was the bird flu. Now it’s the swine flu. Why can’t these damned animals keep their flues to themselves? As far as the avian flu was concerned, it never did blow up into the global

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    The search is on for the 2009 Owner/Operator of the Year

    April 13, 2009 by James Menzies

    It’s that time of year again, time to give some recognition to the best owner/operator you know. For the 16th year in a row, Truck News and Truck West will be presenting our annual Owner/Operator of the Year Award, sponsored

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    Where there’s solidarity, there’s hope

    March 25, 2009 by James Menzies

    Our recent coverage of the discriminatory road test requirement for all senior A/Z licence holders in Ontario has created quite the stir. My phone’s been ringing off the hook from drivers wanting to know what can be done. The requirement

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    Live from Louisville (with daily updates)

    March 17, 2009 by James Menzies

    – See below for updates It’s an annual rite of spring. Here I am plucking away at my keyboard from a hotel in Louisville, Ky., home to the Mid-America Trucking Show. By all counts, this year’s show will be a

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    Removing roadblocks to developing a ‘green’ economy

    March 3, 2009 by James Menzies

    As much as I like to criticize the Ontario Liberals, I have to say I’m impressed by Premier Dalton McGuinty’s acknowledgement that Ontario must reinvent itself and focus on creating an economy based on sustainable energy projects. Ontario’s manufacturing jobs

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    Business Networking 101 – Part 2

    February 25, 2009 by James Menzies

    At a recent Driving for Profit seminar, hosted by NAL Insurance and KRTS Transportation Specialists, business networking guru Allison Graham shared some insight on how to network effectively at business functions. This is Part 2 of this blog series. Part

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    Business Networking 101 – Part 1

    February 22, 2009 by James Menzies

    At a recent Driving for Profit seminar, hosted by NAL Insurance and KRTS Transportation Specialists, business networking guru Allison Graham shared some insight on how to network effectively at business functions. For the second time in a row, I was

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    EPA2010 – Myths and Realities: Part 4

    February 18, 2009 by James Menzies

    As January 2010 draws near, fleet managers and owner/operators will have to decide between two competing technologies to meet EPA2010 emissions standards. By now, most will know that Navistar is going to ramp up exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) levels in

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