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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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    Canada’s spot market cooled slightly in April

    May 9, 2018 by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – Canadian spot market load volumes were down 19% in April, but remained 42% higher year-over-year, marking the strongest ever April. That’s according to TransCore Link Logistics, which measures load activity across its load board. In April, intra-Canada

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    APTA creating trucking career awareness campaign

    May 9, 2018 by Truck News

    DIEPPE, N.B. – The Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association (APTA) has hired a transport outreach liaison officer to help it address the labor shortage. “Lately, if you read anything about our industry one topic seems consistent, we are growing, evolving, changing

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    Volvo launches truck configurator

    May 7, 2018 by Truck News

    GREENSBORO, N.C. – Volvo Trucks has developed an online configurator that allows customers to design their own VNR and VNL online. The custom design can be shared via social media, or sent to a Volvo dealer. “The Volvo Trucks online

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    Volvo cars and trucks to share traffic info

    May 7, 2018 by Truck News

    GOTHEBURG, Sweden – Volvo trucks and cars in Europe are participating in a cloud-based service to share real-time traffic hazard information. Volvo’s Connected Safety was launched by Volvo Cars in 2016, and is now being rolled out in Volvo Trucks.

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    ITS buys Mortrans

    May 4, 2018 by Truck News

    BELLEVILLE, Ont. – International Truckload Services (ITS) has announced its acquisition of Mortrans Transport. The deal includes 45 trucks and 65 employees. “Not only will we keep all their employees, we are also hiring additional drivers and office staff. In

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    QEW closures coming this weekend

    May 4, 2018 by Truck News

    BURLINGTON, Ont. – The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) is warning truckers that the Toronto-bound QEW at the Burlington Skyway Bridge will be fully closed from 9 p.m. May 5 to 10 a.m. May 6. All traffic will be detoured via

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    Great Dane taps Decisiv to improve service

    May 3, 2018 by Truck News

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – Great Dane has partnered with Decisiv to enhance service and maintenance event management. “Great Dane has chosen Decisiv as a technology partner to enable system connectivity and complete visibility around service events,” said Dave Durand, vice-president of

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    Mack donation raises funds for research

    May 3, 2018 by Truck News

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Mack Trucks raised US$1.96 million for the Environmental Research & Education Foundation (EREF) during a live auction for a Mack Granite April 25. This is the 22nd year Mack has donated a vehicle to the cause.

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    Anheuser-Busch orders Nikola trucks

    May 3, 2018 by James Menzies

    Plans to go all-in on renewable powered trucks by 2025

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    Truck orders dip in April

    May 2, 2018 by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – Classes 5-8 net orders slowed in April, but were still up 40% year-over-year, according to preliminary data from ACT Research. ACT reported Classes 5-8 net orders of 59,600 units in April, but added the lower order intake

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    OTA scholarships available

    April 30, 2018 by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) Education Foundation has scholarship opportunities posted on its website. Students can apply for university or college scholarships in the amounts of $1,500 or $1,000 respectively, by visiting www.otaef.com. Applicants must be sponsored

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    Continental’s ContiTrack2 reaches milestone

    April 30, 2018 by Truck News

    FORT MILL, S.C. – Continental says one million tires have now been measured in the U.S. and Canada with its Bluetooth-enabled digital inspection tool, ContiTrack2. The tool and its software identify and track a commercial tire’s tread wear and tire

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    Atlas supports Move for Hunger

    April 30, 2018 by Truck News

    OAKVILLE, Ont. – Atlas Canada has re-upped its partnership with Move for Hunger, a national non-profit organization that fights hunger and reduces food waste. As part of the partnership, 33 Atlas Canada partner agents collect non-perishable food from customers who

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    TFI focused on improving quality of revenue

    April 30, 2018 by Truck News

    MONTREAL, Que. – TFI International doubled the profit margins of its truckload business in the first quarter, and saw earnings improve across all four of its operating segments. “Over the past year, Canadian truckload operations have remained strong, and most

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    Mullen discusses “messy” results

    April 26, 2018 by James Menzies

    OKOTOKS, Alta. – “Disappointing” and “messy” were a couple of the words Mullen Group CEO Murray Mullen used to describe the company’s first quarter, but he remains optimistic about the remainder of the year. On a conference call with analysts

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