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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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    Home Hardware, John Deere win fleet safety awards

    June 15, 2018 by Truck News

    NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. – John Deere Canada and Home Hardware Stores were the winners of the Private Motor Truck Council of Canada (PMTC) Fleet Safety Awards. The awards were presented at the PMTC’s annual meeting. John Deere won in the

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    Detroit turns 80, produces millionth HDEP engine

    June 15, 2018 by Truck News

    DETROIT, Mich. – Detroit, celebrating its 80th anniversary this year, has announced the production of its millionth heavy-duty engine platform (HDEP) engine. The HDEP line was introduced in 2007 and was jointly developed in Germany, Japan and the U.S. The

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    Scholarship to allow aspiring trucker to achieve dream

    June 15, 2018 by Truck News

    NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. – An aspiring truck driver will see his dream come true thanks to a scholarship from the Private Motor Truck Council of Canada (PMTC). William Gavin of Cardinal, Ont., has won the scholarship to obtain his A/Z

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    First Rick Austin Memorial Dispatcher of the Year Award presented

    June 14, 2018 by Truck News

    NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. – Linda Valliere has been named the first-ever winner of the Rick Austin Memorial Dispatcher of the Year Award. The Praxair dispatcher has been with the company for 40 years in various roles. She has a legendary

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    Three private fleet drivers inducted to Hall of Fame

    June 14, 2018 by Truck News

    NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. – Three professional drivers with a combined 16 million kilometers of accident-free driving were inducted into the Private Motor Truck Council of Canada’s Hall of Fame. David Armstrong, who works for CPC Logistics in the John Deere

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    Ontario truck blitz results improving

    June 14, 2018 by James Menzies

    But proper pre-trip inspections can drive even better results

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    Demand increasing for aftermarket parts

    June 13, 2018 by Truck News

    MANHASSET, N.Y. – An upward trend in commercial vehicle aftermarket parts sales is in place, according to the latest Parts Aftermarket Leading Retail Sales Indicator (PLI) from Commercial Motor Vehicle Consulting (CMVC). The index ticked up 0.6% in April from

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    CORTDC winners announced

    June 13, 2018 by Truck News

    KITCHENER, Ont. – Home Hardware Stores defended its team title and Erb Transport’s Stewart Jutzi was named grand champion at the Central Ontario Regional Truck Driving Championships June 9. Jutzi also received the highest points on the day and won

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    Trailer orders strong through May

    June 12, 2018 by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Preliminary trailer orders totaled 21,200 units in May, according to FTR, reflecting a seasonal drop but continuing strong levels. Trailer orders have now totaled 335,000 units in the past 12 months, FTR reports. If OEMs can keep

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    Doing it for the kids

    June 11, 2018 by James Menzies

    Trucking for Kids truck show experiences another growth spurt

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    Freightliner debuts electric Cascadia, M2

    June 6, 2018 by James Menzies

    PORTLAND, Ore. – Daimler Trucks boldly proclaimed it intends to be the world’s leader in electric trucks, and it showed for the first time its electric-powered eCascadia and eM2 for the North American market. The announcements and electric truck debuts

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    DTNA oulines strategies for connectivity, automation and electrification

    June 6, 2018 by James Menzies

    Company’s vision is to be world’s leader in electric trucks

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    Daimler to open automated truck R&D center

    June 6, 2018 by James Menzies

    PORTLAND, Ore. – Daimler Trucks announced today the creation of an Automated Truck Research and Development Center, which will be located at its new headquarters in Portland, Ore. The new center will be dedicated to further developing automated driving technology,

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    Trucking for Kids coming this weekend

    June 4, 2018 by Truck News

    ILDERTON, Ont. – The third annual Trucking for Kids truck show is coming to the Ilderton Fairgrounds June 8-10. The trucks will begin rolling in June 8 at 3 p.m. and are welcome to stay until June 10 at 3

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    Accuride closes Mefro Wheels acquisition

    June 4, 2018 by Truck News

    EVANSVILLE, Ind. – Accuride has completed its previously announced acquisition of German steel wheel manufacturer, Mefro Wheels. “Acquiring Mefro Wheels transforms Accuride into a worldwide industry leader, strongly positioned to supply wheel end system solutions to the global automotive and

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