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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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    U.S. truck tonnage posts strongest gains in three months

    August 22, 2018 by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. – U.S. for-hire truck tonnage rose 1.9% in July, according to the latest data from the American Trucking Associations (ATA). June’s decrease in tonnage was revised up to -0.5%. The index was up 8.6% year-over-year in July, bettering

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    Trans East buys car hauling trailer distributor CD Jabbco

    August 21, 2018 by Truck News

    IROQUOIS, Ont. – Trans East Trailers has announced its acquisition of CD Jabbco, Canada’s exclusive distributor of Cottrell car hauling trailers. CD Jabbco is a supplier of parts and services to the car hauling industry and is based in Iroquois,

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    Mack to continue playing offense, new president promises

    August 21, 2018 by James Menzies

    Martin Weissburg takes the helm as Anthem demand boosts on-highway market share

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    Wabco opens new global research and development hub

    August 21, 2018 by Truck News

    HANOVER, Germany – Wabco has announced the opening of a new state-of-the-art Global Technology and Innovation Center in Hanover, Germany. The company says the new center will significantly expand its global product development and engineering capabilities. It invested $30 million

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    Class 8 truck orders remained hot in July

    August 20, 2018 by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – Class 8 net orders totaled 52,629 units in July, marking the fifth month in the last seven that orders have exceeded 40,000 units. “Making July’s order intake more impressive is the fact that the month is typically

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    Trailer orders mark strongest July ever

    August 20, 2018 by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – The trailer industry posted its strongest July for orders in history, with more than 29,000 net orders booked in the month. That’s more than twice the level of last July, according to ACT Research’s State of the

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    Trucking conditions to remain strong for next year: FTR

    August 20, 2018 by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Trucking capacity remains extremely tight, according to the latest FTR Trucking Conditions Index, which remained unchanged from May in June. Conditions for truckers are at their most favorable, the index suggests, with the capacity crunch at its

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    First Volvo built at New River Valley returned

    August 16, 2018 by Truck News

    DUBLIN, Va. – Volvo Trucks’ New River Valley truck plant was recently reunited with the first truck ever built there. The truck was donated by the Wilson family, founders of the former Wilson Trucking Corporation. It’s a 1982 Volvo F7

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    Kenworth plants receive environmental certification

    August 14, 2018 by Truck News

    KIRKLAND, Wash. – Kenworth has announced all three of its assembly plants – including its medium-duty plant in Ste-Therese, Que. – have been ISO14001:2015 certified. The certification supports the production of trucks in an environmentally responsible manner. Heavy-duty truck plants

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    The need for speed

    August 13, 2018 by James Menzies

    Some of the fastest race rigs bring their horsepower to Rodeo du Camion

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    Peterbilt graduates 50th class of technicians

    August 13, 2018 by Truck News

    DENTON, Texas – Peterbilt has graduated its 50th class of factory-trained technicians through its Peterbilt Technician Institute (PTI). The institute has been in business since November 2013 and has trained more than 500 graduates. More than 95% of those graduates

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    Stronger pricing, ability to attract drivers keys to Titanium’s success

    August 9, 2018 by James Menzies

    BOLTON, Ont. – Improving rates and the ability to add capacity in a driver-starved market were two of the reasons Titanium Transportation Group was able to achieve record revenue and profit in the second quarter. Speaking to analysts about Q2

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    Titanium reports record quarter

    August 9, 2018 by Truck News

    BOLTON, Ont. – Titanium Transportation Group rode a strong trucking market to record results in the second quarter. The company reported revenue of $51.8 million, marking a year-over-year increase of 58%. Net income was $2.2 million, or double the previous

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    Canadian suppliers among Daimler’s best

    August 8, 2018 by Truck News

    PORTLAND, Ore. – Two Canadian suppliers were among the 40 recipients of Daimler Trucks North America’s (DTNA) 2017 Masters of Quality Supplier awards. The awards recognize the top quality component and service suppliers to Freightliner and Western Star. Multimatic Manufacturing

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    Electric trucks to become more prominent: ACT Research

    August 8, 2018 by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – More than 100,000 electric commercial vehicles will be sold by 2035, according to a report from ACT Research. The study, Commercial Vehicle Electrification: To Charge or Not To Charge, concludes that commercial electric vehicles will grow from

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