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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

    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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  • News

    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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    June Class 8 orders one of the strongest months in more than a decade

    July 19, 2018 by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – For the fourth time in six months, North American Class 8 truck orders exceeded 40,000 units, according to the latest data from ACT Research. Orders totaled 42,224 units in June. “North American Class 8 net orders continued

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    Trucking industry at full utilization: FTR

    July 19, 2018 by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Truckers remained at full capacity in May, according to the latest FTR Trucking Conditions Index. An index reading of 11.4 reflected full capacity utilization, and FTR projects trucking conditions to improve further as the freight season enters

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  • News

    DTNA dealers targeting 24-hour turnaround times

    July 18, 2018 by James Menzies

    YOUNTVILLE, Calif. – Stefan Kurschner wants Daimler Trucks North America’s (DTNA) dealerships to be the Starbucks of truck dealers. The senior vice-president, aftermarket for DTNA, wants customers to know they can go to any location in the continent and receive

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  • News

    Alliance Truck Parts vows to become industry’s leading value parts supplier

    July 17, 2018 by James Menzies

    YOUNTVILLE, Calif. – Alliance Truck Parts wants to become the industry’s leading truck parts provider, and it has a plan to get there. Stefan Kurschner, senior vice-president, aftermarket, with Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA), said Alliance will bolster its presence

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  • News

    New Western Star leadership eyes vocational growth

    July 17, 2018 by James Menzies

    YOUNTVILLE, Calif. – David Carson, the newly installed president of Western Star, says the company is positioned for growth in the vocational segment and poised to take advantage of a strengthening market. Speaking to the truck press for the first

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  • News

    OTA calls for more targeted enforcement

    July 13, 2018 by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) is urging enforcement agencies to target carriers and drivers that don’t comply with regulations and elevate their safety performance. The call for targeted enforcement is in response to new Ontario Province Police

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