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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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    Michelin’s Movin’ On to return to Montreal next year

    June 4, 2018 by Truck News

    MONTREAL, Que. – Michelin has announced its Movin’ On conference on sustainable mobility will return to Montreal in 2019, from June 4-6. Movin’ On, says Michelin, has emerged as the “leading international event in sustainable mobility.” The summit is initiated

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    Total, Michelin team up for road safety initiative

    June 1, 2018 by Truck News

    MONTREAL, Que. – Total and Michelin have announced the launch of a major road safety education program for 10- to 18-year-olds. They hope to reach 100,000 young people over a three-year period. It is being launched with the support of

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    Truck platoons coming, but hurdles remain

    May 31, 2018 by James Menzies

    MONTREAL, Que. – Truck platooning technology is ready to be deployed, and legislation in the U.S. has been passed to allow it, but hurdles remain before it becomes widely adopted. That was the conclusion of a panel discussion on truck

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    Michelin outlines plans for sustainable tire development

    May 31, 2018 by James Menzies

    MONTREAL, Que. – By 2048, Michelin is aiming to make its tires fully recyclable, and will construct them from 80% renewable and recycled materials. The company made the announcement at its Movin’ On conference on sustainable mobility here. Michelin says

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    Canadian transport costs rise

    May 31, 2018 by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The total cost of ground transportation for Canadian shippers rose 1.9% in March, according to the latest Canadian General Freight Index (CGFI). The base rate was up 2.1%, while average fuel surcharges decreased to 16.55% of the

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    DriveWise launches private career college

    May 28, 2018 by James Menzies

    BARRIE, Ont. – DriveWise held an open house May 23 to celebrate the expansion of its services into full-service A/Z training. The company, which previously focused mostly on simulator training for new and existing commercial drivers, has launched a private

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    Canada Cartage wins marketing awards

    May 25, 2018 by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – Canada Cartage has won two marketing awards from the Transportation Marketing and Sales Association (TMSA). The awards of merit were for the integrated campaign, and direct mail campaign categories. The awards recognized marketing and sales best practices

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    Essential Staffing acquires New Start Personnel

    May 25, 2018 by Truck News

    BARRIE, Ont. – Essential Staffing has announced its acquisition of New Start Personnel, a provider of drivers, skilled trades, and office staff in the Simcoe County area. “This acquisition is part of a growth strategy for Revolution Staffing and Essential

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    Freightliner, Western Star offer OOIDA rebates

    May 25, 2018 by Truck News

    PORTLAND, Ore. – Members of the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) are eligible for rebates on qualifying new Western Star and Freightliner truck models. Qualifying used trucks at SelecTrucks Centers are also eligible. Customers must be OOIDA members for 90

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    April trailer orders better than preliminary estimate

    May 25, 2018 by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – April trailer orders bettered preliminary estimates, according to ACT Research. The final numbers for net trailer orders were just below 24,000, up from the 23,100 preliminary estimate. “The final result outpaced our preliminary estimate, an indication of

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    Kenworth working with UPS on SuperTruck

    May 25, 2018 by Truck News

    KIRKLAND, Wash. – Kenworth and UPS are working together to develop a truck under the U.S. Department of Energy-funded SuperTruck II program. The goal is to improve freight efficiency by more than 100% over a 2009 baseline, and to achieve

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    Shippers still coping with tight capacity, rising rates

    May 24, 2018 by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – U.S. shippers are continuing to struggle in a tight market, according to the latest FTR Shippers Conditions Index. The index remained in double-digit negative territory at -10.5 in March, FTR reported, reflecting a tough operating environment. Conditions

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    Let’s give military veterans a chance

    May 24, 2018 by James Menzies

    One of the highlights of this job, is having the opportunity each year to reward a deserving professional driver. We at Truck News used to do so as part of our long-running Owner-Operator of the Year award, and now we

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    Bendix shares Roadcheck prep tips

    May 24, 2018 by Truck News

    ELYRIA, Ohio – With the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) Roadcheck inspection blitz coming up June 5-7, Bendix has offered some advice for passing the inspections with flying colors. “Almost 9,400 vehicles received out-of-service (OOS) violations during Roadcheck 2017, and

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    OTA seminar to focus on educating shippers

    May 18, 2018 by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) Sales Council is hosing an event aimed at educating customers on freight conditions. With capacity tight, and demand for trucking services high, the OTA says the conversation with shippers has changed from

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