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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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    TTSAO postpones meeting to discuss $40 cap

    May 17, 2018 by Truck News

    HAMILTON, Ont. – The upcoming provincial election has caused the Truck Training Schools Association of Ontario (TTSAO) to postpone an industry stakeholders meeting to discuss the $40 per hour cap on training second career students. The provincial government said it

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    Canada sees strongest Class 8 order month since 06

    May 17, 2018 by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – Class 8 net orders totaled 34,735 units in April, continuing an above-capacity trend, according to the latest figures from ACT Research. “As has been the case through the past seven months of rising backlog, the U.S. and

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    Pierquip hires Ontario sales director

    May 17, 2018 by Truck News

    MONTREAL, Que. – Pierquip has announced the hiring of Chuck Garvey as its new director of sales for Ontario. “Chuck possesses a strong mechanical background, and has an excellent understanding of all things reefer, combined with 25 years of customer

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    OTA welcomes Ford’s fuel price slashing promise

    May 17, 2018 by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – Progressive Conservative leader Doug Ford’s promise to slash fuel prices is being welcomed by the Ontario Trucking Association (OTA). The OTA confirmed with the Ford team that his promises to reduce fuel prices will include diesel. “The

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    Penske does a million voice-directed inspections

    May 17, 2018 by Truck News

    READING, Penn. – Penske Truck Leasing says it has completed a million voice-directed preventive maintenance inspections. It is part of Penske’s recently deployed paperless technology. “Our new approach to a voice-guided preventive maintenance process is exceeding our expectations for shop

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    Truck-Lite recognized for innovation

    May 17, 2018 by Truck News

    BUFFALO, N.Y. – Truck-Lite has received an innovation award from Buffalo Business First, during its 2018 Manufacturing Awards ceremony. It was one of three companies to receive an innovation award. “It is always an honor to be recognized for our

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    Great Dane hosts aftermarket conference

    May 17, 2018 by Truck News

    ATLANTA, Ga. – Great Dane says it attracted a record crowd to its seventh Aftermarket Parts and Service Conference May 2-5. It’s a biennial event that brings together aftermarket management and sales teams and vendors to discuss safety, technology and

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    Ontario issuing permits for smart lift axles, longer wheelbase tractors

    May 16, 2018 by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO) is now allowing carriers to apply for permits to operate smart lift axles on trailers, and longer tractors with multi-axle trailers. The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) pushed for the allowance of

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    2018 Annual Link Conference & Charity Golf Tournament

    May 14, 2018 by James Menzies

    Conference start time: 8:30 a.m. Golf Tee-Off time: 1 p.m.

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    International unveils UPNEXT platform

    May 14, 2018 by Truck News

    LISLE, Ill. — International Truck today announced that it is creating an industry forum, UPNEXT, where visionaries of the commercial trucking industry can come together to discuss emerging trends. “There’s a clear need for concerted industry dialogue on the new technologies that

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    FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index drops in March

    May 14, 2018 by Truck News

      BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index for March dropped month-over-month from 15.41 to 10.30. According to FTR,  this is not indicative of any fundamental change in the current freight demand climate, as the year-over-year index remains more than

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    Freightliner Custom Chassis celebrates milestone with UPS

    May 10, 2018 by Truck News

    GAFFNEY, S.C. – Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp. (FCCC) has delivered its 50,000th chassis to UPS. The chassis was specially branded and displayed at a recent celebration. “This is a momentous and special day for FCCC, one that is the culmination

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    Trailer orders remain “red hot”

    May 10, 2018 by Truck News

    Trailer orders remained strong in April, according to preliminary data from FTR and ACT Research. FTR reported orders of 22,000 units, reflecting a 20% decline from March, but an expected seasonal adjustment. Trailer orders were up 10% year-over-year. FTR said

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    Hot flatbed segment leading the market

    May 10, 2018 by James Menzies

    The flatbed sector is leading the way for a surging U.S. trucking industry. That was the assessment of FTR, which addressed the implications of a tight trucking market in its most recent State of Freight webinar May 10. “Flatbed is

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    Titanium achieves record quarter

    May 10, 2018 by Truck News

    BOLTON, Ont. – Titanium Transportation Group reported record earnings in the first quarter. Its consolidated revenue was up 53%, to a record $45.5 million, while its consolidated EBITDA also reached a record at $5 million, up 71%. Its logistics EBITDA

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