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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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    Ancra International becomes Ancra Cargo

    July 4, 2018 by Truck News

    WOODSTOCK, Ont. – Ancra International has changed its name to Ancra Cargo. The name change went into effect July 2. The company says its core mission remains the same. “The company will continue to operate in its current structure, and

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    Eaton forms new eMobility business

    July 4, 2018 by James Menzies

    SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Eaton is banking on an electric future for trucking and has formed a new eMobility business to provided the industry with a wide range of electric power solutions. Most famous for its transmissions, Eaton is also well

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    Class 8 orders remain hot through June

    July 4, 2018 by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – Class 8 orders exceeded 40,000 units in June, for the fourth time in six months. Preliminary data from ACT Research pointed to 42,200 units being ordered. “Preliminary net order data indicate that demand for Class 8 trucks

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    Kriska gives drivers second raise this year

    June 28, 2018 by Truck News

    PRESCOTT, Ont. – Kriska has announced it’s increasing pay rates for the second time this year. The company says the combined raises represent the biggest annual pay increase in the company’s history. “Kriska has an excellent safety record,” says Kriska

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    Transportation costs continue to rise

    June 28, 2018 by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The cost of ground transportation for Canadian shippers rose for the sixth straight month in April, according to the latest Canadian General Freight Index. Costs rose 1.3% in April compared to March. The base rate rose 1.7%,

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    Paccar sets up shop in Silicon Valley

    June 27, 2018 by James Menzies

    SUNNYVALE, Calif. – Paccar has opened an Innovation Center in Silicon Valley, becoming the first truck manufacturer to create a permanent presence there. It has resulted in increased engagement with tech start-ups and created an environment that fosters innovation, according

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    Peterbilt anticipates another record-setting year

    June 27, 2018 by James Menzies

    SUNNYVALE, Calif. – Peterbilt anticipates setting records for both market share and truck build this year. Jason Skoog, Paccar vice-president and general manager of Peterbilt, said market conditions remain strong. “Strong order intake in the last half of 2017 have

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    Penske, NFI first to run electric Freightliner trucks

    June 27, 2018 by Truck News

    PORTLAND, Ore. – Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) has announced Penske Truck Leasing and NFI will receive electric trucks this year as part of its Electric Innovation Fleet. The fleet will consist of 30 eCascadia and eM2 first-generation electric vehicles,

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    Trailer orders up 27% y-o-y in May

    June 27, 2018 by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – Trailer orders were up 27% year-over-year in May, with industry production now committed to nearly Christmas. ACT Research reported net orders of 22,900 units in May, down 2% from April, but up substantially over last May. “With

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    Driver behavior results in most Operation Corridor charges

    June 27, 2018 by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – A 24-hour provincial safety blitz by the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and Ministry of Transportation resulted in about 700 charges against commercial drivers, mostly due to driver behavior. The charges, contends the Ontario Trucking Association (OTA), highlight

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    Ontario truck drivers to face zero tolerance approach to pot

    June 27, 2018 by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – Commercial vehicle drivers in Ontario must have no blood drug content when operating their vehicles, according to changes to the province’s Highway Traffic Act. Changes to the Act address the issues of impaired driving, distracted driving and

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    Big Freight Systems turns 70

    June 26, 2018 by Truck News

    WINNIPEG, Man. – Big Freight Systems is turning 70 this year, and has its eyes on future growth. “We’re always looking ahead to see what we can do next,” says Gary Coleman, president and chief executive of the company his

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    Breadner now carrying Hyundai Translead trailers

    June 25, 2018 by James Menzies

    BRESLAU, Ont. – Breadner Trailers has announced it will be offering the full line of Hyundai Translead trailers. Bob Breadner, president of Breadner Trailers, said the company was seeking a highly customizable trailer offering for the Ontario market. “The Mississauga

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    Phillips announces European acquisition

    June 25, 2018 by Truck News

    SANTA FE SPRINGS, Cali. – Phillips Connect Technologies has announced its acquisition of Polish electrical components company Fortech Poland. The company manufactures and distributes 24-volt electrical connectors and cables for commercial vehicles. The newly formed company will be named Phillips-Fortech

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    The many benefits of electrification

    June 21, 2018 by James Menzies

    For Volvo, the advantages of electrification will not only be enjoyed by customers, but by the world at large

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