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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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    A Canadian first

    November 15, 2018 by Truck News

    Platooning tested on Canadian highways, forestry roads for the first time

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    Nikola claims US$12 billion in hydrogen truck pre-orders

    November 15, 2018 by Truck News

    PHOENIX, Ariz. – Hydrogen truck maker Nikola says it has raised another US$210 million and now boasts US$12 billion in pre-orders. About $380 million of those were for the recently announced Nikola Tre European cabover. “Once the Nikola Tre arrives

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    Brace for rougher 2019: Mark Seymour

    November 14, 2018 by James Menzies

    BRAMPTON, Ont. — “Fasten your seatbelts in 2019, we’re going to be in for maybe a little bit of a rough ride.” That was the sobering warning from Mark Seymour today, who was participating in a panel discussion at the

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    Trucking needs more sensible regs, not fewer: TCA

    November 14, 2018 by James Menzies

    BRAMPTON, Ont. – There is no appetite in Washington to reduce trucking regulations, but there is great potential to make the regulations that trucking operates under more sensible. That was the message Dave Heller, vice-president of government affairs with the

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    Ram Tracking moves into bigger office

    November 13, 2018 by Truck News

    OAKVILLE, Ont. – Ram Tracking has expanded its workforce and moved into a new 2,468 sq.-ft. office. The move was necessitated by a growth in sales and employee count, the company announced. It has recently added new products, including a

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    Trailer orders continue at torrid pace

    November 13, 2018 by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – Trailer orders remained hot in October, with 55,250 units ordered, the second best month in history right on the heels of the all-time record set in September. That’s according to preliminary data from ACT Research. “After posting

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    Eberspaecher acquires climate control specialist

    November 12, 2018 by Truck News

    LYON, France – Eberspaecher has announced it has acquired vehicle climate control specialist Kalori, in a bid to become the world’s leading vendor of climate control systems for commercial and special vehicles. Kalori develops and produces air-conditioning and ventilation systems

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    Have trucking conditions peaked?

    November 12, 2018 by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Trucking conditions in the U.S. worsened in September, to their lowest level in a year, according to the FTR Trucking Conditions Index. It’s the first time the index, at 4.58, has fallen to single digits since December

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    Titanium posts strong Q3 earnings

    November 9, 2018 by Truck News

    BOLTON, Ont. – Titanium saw its revenue climb 42% in the third quarter, while netting a profit of $1.1 million. Truck transportation EBITDA climbed 59% to $4.2 million in the quarter, while the logistics segment came in at $1.4 million,

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    International launches CV Series

    November 8, 2018 by James Menzies

    Navistar back in the Class 4/5 segment with new International CV

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    Drivewyze to bring scale bypass to Ontario

    November 2, 2018 by James Menzies

    TORONTO, Ont. – Drivewyze has announced it’s bringing its weigh station bypass platform to Ontario. It will offer bypasses at 32 Ontario scales by the end of the year, the company told Trucknews.com at the American Trucking Associations’ Management Conference

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    Canadian shipping costs continue to rise

    November 2, 2018 by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The total cost of ground transportation for Canadian shippers rose 2% in August, according to the latest Canadian General Freight Index. The base rate was up 2.3%, while average fuel surcharges assessed by carriers decreased to 17.8%

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    Volvo teams with Trimble for fleet management services

    November 2, 2018 by Truck News

    GREENSBORO, N.C. – Volvo Trucks has partnered with Trimble Transportation Enterprise to collaborate on fleet management services. The two companies inked a memorandum of understanding that will see Trimble develop future transportation management and fleet maintenance products and services for

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    OTA weighs in on new Drive Clean program

    November 2, 2018 by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) has given the province input on how its new Drive Clean program should look. It also wants incentives given to fleets who adopt low-emissions equipment. The Ontario government recently announced the cancellation

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    Paccar Parts opens new Toronto PDC

    October 31, 2018 by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – Paccar Parts has announced the opening of a new 160,000 sq.-ft. parts distribution center in Toronto, Ont. The facility opened on Oct. 22 and will support customers across Eastern Canada. The company says the new facility features

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