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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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    TMC, PIT Group form partnership

    September 21, 2018 by Truck News

    ORLANDO, Fla. – PIT Group has announced a strategic partnership with the Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) of the American Trucking Associations. The two groups will exchange technical and truck maintenance expertise. TMC will partner with PIT Group in field

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    Record August for trailer orders

    September 21, 2018 by Truck News

    Trailer orders exceeded the best August in history, according to preliminary data from FTR and ACT Research. FTR reported orders of 35,300 units, exceeding expectations at 27% higher than July and up 141% year-over-year. Fleets are placing 2019 orders a

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    Truck tonnage gains slow due to last year’s strength

    September 21, 2018 by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. – For-hire truck tonnage in the U.S. slumped 1.8% in August, but remained 4.5% better year-over-year, according to the American Trucking Associations. Year-to-date, tonnage is up 7.6%, far outpacing the annual gain of 3.8% seen in 2017. “Truck

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    How will 3D printing affect the supply chain?

    September 13, 2018 by James Menzies

    And why is UPS investing in it?

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    Truck orders: They’re magnificent and they’re real

    September 13, 2018 by James Menzies

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Truck orders have been strong all year, but just how strong have they been? “Four of the top five order months ever have occurred this year,” said Don Ake, FTR vice-president of commercial vehicles, in an update

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    The struggle is real

    September 12, 2018 by James Menzies

    Shippers struggling as rates increase, capacity decreases

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    ‘Tortoise recovery’ expected to continue

    September 12, 2018 by James Menzies

    No signs a recession is looming

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    Making the case for solar

    September 11, 2018 by James Menzies

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Just 200 trailers with solar panels on their roofs would generate enough power to supply 3,200 residential homes if that power were fed back into the grid. Jeff Kauffman of Tahoe Ventures, speaking at the FTR Transportation

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    Best Fleets nominations now open

    September 7, 2018 by Truck News

    MARKHAM, Ont. – Is the fleet you drive for one of the best? If so, now’s your chance to nominate them for the Truckload Carriers Association’s (TCA) Best Fleets to Drive For competition. To qualify, a fleet must have 10

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    Bendix upgrades Wingman Fusion

    September 6, 2018 by James Menzies

    More powerful stopping, new features to be added next year

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    Bendix’s electronic parking brakes look to eliminate rollaways

    September 6, 2018 by James Menzies

    ELYRIA, Ohio — The age-old red and yellow push/pull knobs used to activate and deactivate truck and trailer parking brakes may soon be a thing of the past, replaced with modern buttons that also improve safety. Bendix described its new

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    Betts Truck Parts names new procurement manager

    September 6, 2018 by Truck News

    FRESNO, Calif. – Betts Truck Parts & Service has named Sara Cox its new procurement and logistics manager. Cox has nearly 20 years of experience in a variety of industries, including truck and trailer, freight, and supply management, the company

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    Navistar’s Q3 results reflect strong truck market

    September 6, 2018 by Truck News

    LISLE, Ill. – Navistar has announced a US$170-million profit for the third quarter, on revenues of $2.6 billion. This despite acknowledging an impact of supplier constraints that delayed deliveries and impacted volumes. Revenues were up 18% year-over-year, mostly due to

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    August another record-setting month for Class 8 orders

    September 6, 2018 by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – North American Class 8 truck orders once again reached an all-time high in August, at 53,100 units, according to preliminary data from ACT Research. August bettered July numbers, which had set the previous all-time high. This over

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    APTA wishes drivers Happy National Trucking Week

    September 4, 2018 by Truck News

    DIEPPE, N.B. – The Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association (APTA) is wishing the thousands of professional drivers working in Canada’s eastern provinces a Happy National Trucking Week Sept. 2-8. The association notes 90% of all consumer products in Atlantic Canada are

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