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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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    ‘Tortoise recovery’ expected to continue

    September 12, 2018 by James Menzies

    No signs a recession is looming

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    Making the case for solar

    September 11, 2018 by James Menzies

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Just 200 trailers with solar panels on their roofs would generate enough power to supply 3,200 residential homes if that power were fed back into the grid. Jeff Kauffman of Tahoe Ventures, speaking at the FTR Transportation

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    Best Fleets nominations now open

    September 7, 2018 by Truck News

    MARKHAM, Ont. – Is the fleet you drive for one of the best? If so, now’s your chance to nominate them for the Truckload Carriers Association’s (TCA) Best Fleets to Drive For competition. To qualify, a fleet must have 10

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    Bendix upgrades Wingman Fusion

    September 6, 2018 by James Menzies

    More powerful stopping, new features to be added next year

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    Bendix’s electronic parking brakes look to eliminate rollaways

    September 6, 2018 by James Menzies

    ELYRIA, Ohio — The age-old red and yellow push/pull knobs used to activate and deactivate truck and trailer parking brakes may soon be a thing of the past, replaced with modern buttons that also improve safety. Bendix described its new

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    Betts Truck Parts names new procurement manager

    September 6, 2018 by Truck News

    FRESNO, Calif. – Betts Truck Parts & Service has named Sara Cox its new procurement and logistics manager. Cox has nearly 20 years of experience in a variety of industries, including truck and trailer, freight, and supply management, the company

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    Navistar’s Q3 results reflect strong truck market

    September 6, 2018 by Truck News

    LISLE, Ill. – Navistar has announced a US$170-million profit for the third quarter, on revenues of $2.6 billion. This despite acknowledging an impact of supplier constraints that delayed deliveries and impacted volumes. Revenues were up 18% year-over-year, mostly due to

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    August another record-setting month for Class 8 orders

    September 6, 2018 by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – North American Class 8 truck orders once again reached an all-time high in August, at 53,100 units, according to preliminary data from ACT Research. August bettered July numbers, which had set the previous all-time high. This over

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    APTA wishes drivers Happy National Trucking Week

    September 4, 2018 by Truck News

    DIEPPE, N.B. – The Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association (APTA) is wishing the thousands of professional drivers working in Canada’s eastern provinces a Happy National Trucking Week Sept. 2-8. The association notes 90% of all consumer products in Atlantic Canada are

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    Speakers named for mental health symposium

    September 4, 2018 by Truck News

    MISSSISSAUGA, Ont. – The issue of mental health will take center stage Oct. 30, at the Trucking HR Canada’s Gearing Up for Mental Health symposium. Dave Henry, a professional driver with REK Express, will get the day started by discussing

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    Hamilton Petro Pass offering freebies to truckers

    September 4, 2018 by Truck News

    HAMILTON, Ont. – Hamilton Petro Pass will be celebrating truck drivers Sept. 7, with free hot dogs, pizza and drinks. Springers hot dogs will be offered from noon until 1:30 p.m., pizza slices from Pizza Bell from 1:30 till 3

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    Dicom Canada sold

    September 4, 2018 by Truck News

    MONTREAL, Que. – Dicom Canada has been sold to General Logistics Systems, a subsidiary of Royal Mail, for $360 million. Dicom Canada focuses on ground-based parcel, freight, and logistics services in Canada, with a focus on Ontario and Quebec. It

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    DTNA names new head of communications

    September 4, 2018 by Truck News

    PORTLAND, Ore. – Andrea Corso has been named the new head of communications at Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA). She assumed the rule Aug. 20, and will handle internal and external corporate communications as well as product communications for the

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    Finding parking the top cause of stress for pro drivers

    September 2, 2018 by Truck News

    PHOENIX, Az. – Truck parking availability in the U.S. improved in 2017, but finding a parking spot is the number one cause of stress for 85% of professional drivers. Those are a couple key findings from the 2018 Truck Parking

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    RoaDor rebrands as McLaren Doors

    September 2, 2018 by Truck News

    AURORA, Ont. – RoaDor has announced it is rebranding to McLaren Doors, to elevate the focus of the company’s change in ownership. The rebranding will be accompanied by a new logo, website, social media platforms, and brand positioning. McLaren Doors

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