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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

    Shippers shouldn’t expect relief this year: FTR

    July 27, 2018 by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – The FTR Shippers Conditions Index (SCI) remained in negative territory in May, with a -12.3 reading. That comes on the heels of April’s all-time-low reading of -13.4, reflecting the worse conditions for shippers ever seen by FTR.

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    TFI International improves margins, profit

    July 27, 2018 by Truck News

    MONTREAL, Que. – A strong trucking market allowed TFI International to boost its margins and profits in the second quarter. The company reported Q2 net income of $80.4 million on revenue of $1.32 billion, an increase of 4%. “Our consistent

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    Trucking business drives Mullen’s Q2 growth

    July 26, 2018 by James Menzies

    OKOTOKS, Alta. – Mullen Group’s increase in revenue was “all on the back of the trucking/logistics segment,” according to chairman and CEO Murray Mullen when discussing Q2 results with analysts today. The company’s trucking/logistics segment achieved its highest ever quarterly

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    Daimler to reorganize, create separate truck entity

    July 26, 2018 by Truck News

    STUTTGART, Germany – Daimler AG has announced a reorganization that will create three legally independent entities, including one dedicated to trucks. The new structure will be comprised of: Mercedes-Benz AG; Daimler Truck AG; and Daimler Mobility AG. All will operate

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    Canadian shipping costs rose in May: CGFI

    July 26, 2018 by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The cost of ground transportation for Canadian shippers increased 0.5% in May, according to the latest Canadian General Freight Index (CGFI) from Nulogx. The base rate was up 1.2% compared to April, with fuel surcharges accounting for

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    Mullen reports record trucking/logistics revenue

    July 26, 2018 by Truck News

    OKOTOKS, Alta. – Mullen Group reported record revenue for its trucking/logistics segment in the second quarter, up 19.8% year-over-year to $219.4 million. Its total revenue was $295.7 million, an increase of 8.1%, but its oilfield services revenue was down $14.1

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    Canadian spot market remains strong in Q2

    July 25, 2018 by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – Canadian spot market load volumes through the first half of 2018 were up 43% over the same six months in 2017, according to TransCore Link Logistics’ Freight Index. They were also 33% stronger than the second half

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    Wabco opens new Customer Care Center

    July 25, 2018 by Truck News

    AUBURN HILLS Mich. – Wabco has opened its first North America Customer Care Center, which will support all the products the company offers here. The company says it has significantly expanded its product offerings through four acquisitions in North America.

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    Truck tonnage to remain at “very high levels”: ATA

    July 24, 2018 by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. – U.S. for-hire truck tonnage dipped 0.4% in June, but was up 7.8% year-over-year. The American Trucking Associations (ATA) reported the y-o-y gain was higher than the 7.4% rise in May. Year-to-date, tonnage is up 7.9%, far outpacing

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  • Product

    Navistar standardizes Dana Spicer single drive axles

    July 24, 2018 by Truck News

    Navistar has made Dana Spicer single drive axles standard on its MV Series medium-duty trucks. It will include the Dana Spicer S110, S130, S140, S170, and S190 models, as well as the 060 series. “Our medium-duty trucks and buses are

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  • Blog

    The electrics are coming

    July 23, 2018 by James Menzies

    If the industry buzz over the last couple years was about autonomous driving, this year the clear theme that’s emerged as the hottest discussion point is electrification. And despite a high profile unveiling, much media coverage, and more than a

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  • News

    Trailer orders slower in summer

    July 23, 2018 by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Trailer orders fell for the sixth straight month in June, in line with an expected summer slowdown, according to the latest data from FTR. There were 18,600 units ordered in June, with orders totaling 335,000 units over

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    SambaSafety reaches 1.7 million subscribers

    July 20, 2018 by Truck News

    DENVER, Col. – SambaSafety says it has reached a new milestone, exceeding 1.7 million subscribers to its driver risk management platforms. In the last three years, the company says it has assessed risk on more than 100 million unique regulated

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    Bendix produces seven millionth reman’d brake shoe

    July 19, 2018 by Truck News

    ELYRIA, Ohio – Bendix recently celebrated the production of its seven millionth remanufactured brake shoe since beginning production in 2012. The company says demand continues to increase, as fleets and owner-operators look to optimize value when replacing shoes while maintaining

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    Bendix achieves ISO 14001:2015 certification

    July 19, 2018 by Truck News

    ELYRIA, Ohio – Bendix has announced it has completed ISO 14001:2015 transition audits at all 11 of its facilities across six locations. The standard focuses on environmental management systems and is an update to the previous standard established in 2004.

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