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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

    Impending US food safety rules will affect carriers

    May 18, 2014 by James Menzies

    The US is modernizing its food safety regulations and Canadian carriers will be affected

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  • News

    How to create a fleet drivers are happy and proud to work for

    May 15, 2014 by James Menzies

    Best practices from the Best Fleets to Drive For competition are revealed during a cross-Canada seminar series

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  • News

    Cummins recognizes Eaton as ‘Top Supplier’

    May 14, 2014 by James Menzies

    GALESBURG, Mich. — Cummins has recognized Eaton as a ‘Top Supplier.’ The two companies worked together on the SuperTruck program and also jointly launched the SmartAdvantage integrated powertrain package. “It is a great honour to receive this award, and reflects

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  • News

    AMTA changes job titles

    May 14, 2014 by James Menzies

    CALGARY, Alta. — The Alberta Motor Transport Association (AMTA) has changed the titles of several board members and a staffer. “The recent realignment of AMTA prompted the Board of Directors to recommend a change to the title of several key

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  • Blog

    Medical marijuana and trucking

    May 13, 2014 by James Menzies

    You knew it would happen eventually. Since the federal government okayed the use of medicinal marijuana in about 2001, many Canadians have resorted to the treatment to ease the suffering from conditions such as chronic pain. It stands to reason

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  • News

    Tallman Truck Centre hires Mississauga v.p.

    May 13, 2014 by James Menzies

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Tallman Truck Centre has announced the hiring of Chris Hutter as vice-president of sales for its Mississauga location. Hutter brings to the position more than 20 years of experience and success in a variety of senior leadership

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  • Feature

    LET ME TELL YOU ABOUT MY FRIEND BEN

    May 13, 2014 by James Menzies

    I am really happy for my pal Ben Rouillard, executive v.p. of B&B Group/Bess Tank Lines, who last week dropped me a note to let me know he closed his first acquisition. The company bought High River, Alta.-based Cooney’s Farm

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  • Feature

    TRANSCORE OFFERING SCHOLARSHIPS

    May 13, 2014 by James Menzies

    If you have a son or daughter that’s pursuing a post-secondary education and you use TransCore’s services, your child could qualify for one of two $2,500 scholarships. One is based on academic excellence and the other on being a model

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  • Feature

    DRIVING THE GMC SIERRA & CHEVY SILVERADO HD

    May 13, 2014 by James Menzies

    I was recently invited to spend a couple days in Southern Alberta driving the new GMC Sierra HD and Chevy Silverado HD. Heavy-duty, by pickup truck standards, these vehicles fall on the lighter end of the spectrum in terms of

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  • Feature

    THE MEDICAL MARIJUANA CONUNDRUM

    May 13, 2014 by James Menzies

    You knew it would happen eventually. Since the federal government okayed the use of medicinal marijuana in about 2001, many Canadians have resorted to the treatment to ease the suffering from conditions such as chronic pain. It stands to reason

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  • Feature

    BISON WANTS MORE FLEETS TO GET ON-BOARD WITH PIT

    May 13, 2014 by James Menzies

    FPInnovations’ Performance Innovation Transport (PIT) is in the midst of an aggressive expansion campaign on both sides of the border. The organization conducts the twice-yearly Energotest trials, which measure the performance of fuel-saving devices and technologies using the most stringent

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  • Feature

    THE OTA’s $50-MILLION GIFT TO THE PROVINCE

    May 13, 2014 by James Menzies

    The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) has long argued that all heavy trucks that ply the province’s roads should be treated equally, and expected to pay commercial vehicle registration fees and provincial fuel taxes. However, under the Highway Traffic Act, many

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  • Feature

    BEST FLEETS SEMINAR SERIES IS UNDERWAY

    May 13, 2014 by James Menzies

    The Best Fleets to Drive For seminar series shares the best practices employed by carriers that drivers really like to work for. Mark Murrell, president of CarriersEdge, puts on the free, half-day seminars, to recognize the industry’s best driver-focused programs

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  • Feature

    IS THERE A FUTURE FOR SMALL FLEETS?

    May 13, 2014 by James Menzies

    Bill Cameron, the controversial Truck News columnist and owner of four-truck flatdeck fleet Parks Transportation, has a grim outlook on the future for small carriers. He writes in the June issue that there is little interest among big carriers in

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  • News

    Medical marijuana and trucking: A legal minefield for carriers

    May 9, 2014 by James Menzies

    COOKSTOWN, Ont. — Patti Satok wasn’t surprised when she failed her pre-employment drug test. She was more surprised when the trucking company that had offered her a driving job suddenly reconsidered the position it had proffered. Satok is one of

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