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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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    CTA says Canada delivered “the best deal possible”

    October 3, 2018 by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) says it’s pleased Canada and the U.S. reached a new trade pact, and will continue assessing how the agreement will affect the trucking industry. “CTA firmly believes the Government of Canada delivered

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    Operational costs of trucking are rising

    October 2, 2018 by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. – The operational costs of trucking increased 6% in 2017, to US$1.69 per mile, according to the latest Analysis of the Operational Costs of Trucking report. The report was published by The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI). Costs

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    ATA comments on trade agreement

    October 2, 2018 by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. – The American Trucking Associations (ATA) this week welcomed a new trade agreement with Canada. “ATA is pleased that the United States, Canada and Mexico will continue their nearly 25-year-long tradition of free and open trade among North

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    Yokohama opens new R&D center

    October 2, 2018 by Truck News

    CORNELIUS, N.C. – Yokohama Tire Corporation (YTC) has opened a new research and development facility in North Carolina. The 25,000 sq.-ft. facility replaces a temporary facility it has used in Concord, N.C., since 2016. “In 1969 – almost 50 years

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    OTA encouraged by potential emissions tampering crackdown

    October 1, 2018 by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) is welcoming government consultations on anti-tampering enforcement and environmental incentives. The province of Ontario recently announced a consultation process to redesign a heavy truck emissions control program, which will include stronger roadside

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    Aftermarket parts sales expected to grow

    October 1, 2018 by Truck News

    MANHASSET, N.Y. – Aftermarket parts sales are expected to gain momentum in the coming months, according to the CMVC Parts Aftermarket Leading Retail Sales Indicator (PLI). It increased 0.6% in August from July, and was 7.3% higher year-over-year, according to

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    Volvo’s electric trucks coming to North America in 2020

    October 1, 2018 by Truck News

    GREENSBORO, N.C. – Volvo Trucks has announced it will introduce all-electric trucks to the North American market in 2020. The launch will come through a partnership between Volvo Group, California’s South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD), and other industry

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    OTA welcomes WSIB rate reductions

    September 26, 2018 by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) is welcoming rate reductions from the Workplace Safety and Insurance Bureau (WSIB). The WSIB announced trucking rate reductions of 30%, from $6.97 to $4.88. The OTA says this move will return $1.45

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    Volvo designers win award

    September 26, 2018 by Truck News

    NEW ORLEANS, La. – Volvo Trucks’ designers recently received a silver International Design Excellence Award (IDEA) for their design of the new VNL. “Our first goal with our design was to bring value to customers. To receive accolades from the

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    Shipper conditions unchanged in July

    September 26, 2018 by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Conditions for U.S. shippers remained relatively unchanged in July, staying in moderately negative territory. The FTR Shippers Conditions Index (SCI) read -9.9 for the month, following a June reading of -9.5. Shippers remain in a “very challenging

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    ZF developing platooning system

    September 25, 2018 by Truck News

    HANOVER, Germany – ZF has announced it’s building a fully integrated platooning system, including sensor sets, the ZF ProAI supercomputer, ReAx electrohydraulic steering, and the TraXon transmission. The complete system is in pre-production, and it will be used to support

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    Dayton truck tires to cost more

    September 25, 2018 by Truck News

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Dayton truck and bus tires sold in the U.S. and Canada will be priced 10% higher, according to parent company Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations. The company blamed increased business costs and other market dynamics. The price increase

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    OOIDA to celebrate 45th anniversary

    September 24, 2018 by Truck News

    JOPLIN, Mo. – The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) is celebrating its 45th anniversary this year at the Guilty by Association Truck Show Sept. 27-29. The show will be held in Joplin, Mo., and will feature an hours-of-service listening session

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    The changing face of trucking

    September 24, 2018 by James Menzies

    If you’ve been around the trucking industry for any length of time, you’ve no doubt noticed the shift of demographics over the past several years. The traditional Canadian driving force is aging, and not being replaced with young people coming

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    Titanium to host BBQ, hiring fair

    September 24, 2018 by Truck News

    BOLTON, Ont. – Titanium Trucking Services has announced a driver hiring fair, to be held Sept. 29 for drivers and their families. It will be hosted at 32 Simpson Road in Bolton, Ont., from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. It

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