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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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    Shippers dealing with “pro-carrier environment”: FTR

    April 26, 2018 by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Conditions remained tight for U.S. shippers in February, with the FTR Shippers Conditions Index reflecting an unfavorable environment. Regulatory pressures coupled with slowly increasing capacity in a hot freight market, put upward pressure on rates, FTR reports.

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    Mullen reports record trucking/logistics revenue

    April 26, 2018 by Truck News

    OKOTOKS, Alta. – Mullen Group reported record first quarter revenue for its trucking/logistics segment, but continues to face headwinds in its oilfield services division. The company generated consolidated revenue of $292.1 million, up 2.5%, thanks to record revenue in trucking/logistics,

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    TFI boosts profit, creates last mile segment

    April 25, 2018 by Truck News

    MONTREAL, Que. – TFI International reported stronger earnings during the first quarter, thanks to improved truckload operations. Total revenue of $1.2 billion was flat compared to Q1 2017, but the company said this was due to currency exchange rates and

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    March trailer orders up 39% y-o-y

    April 25, 2018 by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – Net trailer orders rose 39% year-over-year in March, and trailer builders are now committed through October. ACT Research reported the trailer industry closed March with just over 30,000 orders – up from the preliminary estimate of 29,500.

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    Tallman opens used truck center

    April 25, 2018 by Truck News

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – Tallman Group has announced the opening of a used truck center in Mississauga. Located at 1715 Britannia Road East, it will offer all makes of used medium-, heavy-, and severe-duty trucks. They’ll also be offered with used

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    Truck tonnage decreases, but remains strong

    April 24, 2018 by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. – For-hire truck tonnage in the U.S. decreased 1.1% in March, according to the American Trucking Associations (ATA). The February decline was revised down from 2.6%, to 0.8%. Year-over-year, tonnage was up 6.3%, and for all of 2017

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  • Blog

    A bright idea, too long coming

    April 24, 2018 by James Menzies

    Ghost vehicles must disappear from our roads

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    Reefer Sales & Service named Dealer of the Year

    April 24, 2018 by Truck News

    BRAMPTON, Ont. – Reefer Sales & Service has been named Carrier Transicold’s 2017 North American Dealer of the Year. The dealer has 130 employees and supports Ontario’s refrigerated transport industry. It recently consolidated several operations into a new 46,000 sq.-ft.

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    Western Star offers rebate to Women’s Trucking Federation members

    April 24, 2018 by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – Western Star is offering a rebate to members of the Women’s Trucking Federation of Canada. The Western Star 4700, 4900 and 5700XE models qualify for the rebates of up to US$2,500. Customers must be a member for

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    Blackberry on trucking’s radar

    April 20, 2018 by James Menzies

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – Blackberry has improved the ability of its Radar trailer tracking system to detect trailer cargo capacity. It uses flight sensors to detect very precisely – to 99.9 accuracy – the amount of space remaining in a trailer.

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    Great Dane plant wins safety award

    April 20, 2018 by Truck News

    STATESBORO, Ga. – Great Dane’s manufacturing plant in Statesboro, Ga., has been recognized for its commitment to safety. It received the Georgia Association of Manufacturers award for having no lost work cases in 2017. “Great Dane is a proud member

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    Volvo celebrates 35 years of aerodynamics

    April 20, 2018 by Truck News

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – Volvo was doing aero before aero was cool. The company announced at Truck World that it’s celebrating 35 years of aerodynamics. The company brought an integral sleeper to the market in 1983 as Volvo White. In 1996,

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    East Manufacturing celebrating 50 years

    April 20, 2018 by Truck News

    RANDOLPH, Ohio – East Manufacturing is offering special trailer packages to celebrate 50 years in business. Its flatbed, drop deck, dump and refuse trailers packages will adorn gold East nameplates, along with 50th anniversary mud flaps. The flatbed and drop

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    Mack brings Canadian Anthem to Truck World

    April 19, 2018 by James Menzies

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – The new Mack Anthem made its Canadian debut at Truck World, decked out in a proud Canadian livery. Orders for the new highway tractor have exceeded expectations, Mack officials announced. Stu Russoli, highway product manager for Mack

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    Cummins focused on providing ‘power of choice’

    April 18, 2018 by James Menzies

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – The company best known for producing diesel engines wants it known that its capabilities extend beyond diesel. “We intend to be in the diesel business for a long time yet,” said Julie Furber, executive director of electrification

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