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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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    Truck orders remain strong through May

    June 20, 2018 by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – May’s Class 8 order activity continued trending above capacity, according to the latest data from ACT Research. There were 35,608 units booked in May. “Continuing to be led by Canada and the U.S., order strength remained broad-based.

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    One of the best freight markets ever continues: ATA

    June 20, 2018 by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. – U.S. for-hire truck tonnage rose 0.7% in May, and was 7.8% stronger than May 2017, according to the American Trucking Associations (ATA). The ATA also revised up the originally reported 2.2% gain in April to 2.7%. Year-to-date

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    May continues record-setting year for Canadian spot market

    June 20, 2018 by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – A record-setting year for Canadian spot market load volumes continued in May, according to the latest data from TransCore Link Logistics. May volumes were up 23% year-over-year, marking the highest May on record. Volumes were up 1%

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    Tight labor market keeping carriers from fully cashing in on high rate environment

    June 20, 2018 by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Trucking conditions for carriers remained strong in April, with the FTR Trucking Conditions Index reflecting strong freight demand and continued tightness in capacity. The index read 11.5, meaning carriers can expect favorable conditions to improve into Q3

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    Haze continues to hang over legalization of marijuana

    June 20, 2018 by James Menzies

    Whether or not you agree with the legalization of marijuana, society and our lawmakers have spoken, and it’s coming. Are you prepared? I’m not sure any of us are. There is still a ton of misinformation about how legalization will

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    Home Hardware, John Deere win fleet safety awards

    June 15, 2018 by Truck News

    NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. – John Deere Canada and Home Hardware Stores were the winners of the Private Motor Truck Council of Canada (PMTC) Fleet Safety Awards. The awards were presented at the PMTC’s annual meeting. John Deere won in the

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    Detroit turns 80, produces millionth HDEP engine

    June 15, 2018 by Truck News

    DETROIT, Mich. – Detroit, celebrating its 80th anniversary this year, has announced the production of its millionth heavy-duty engine platform (HDEP) engine. The HDEP line was introduced in 2007 and was jointly developed in Germany, Japan and the U.S. The

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    Scholarship to allow aspiring trucker to achieve dream

    June 15, 2018 by Truck News

    NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. – An aspiring truck driver will see his dream come true thanks to a scholarship from the Private Motor Truck Council of Canada (PMTC). William Gavin of Cardinal, Ont., has won the scholarship to obtain his A/Z

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    First Rick Austin Memorial Dispatcher of the Year Award presented

    June 14, 2018 by Truck News

    NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. – Linda Valliere has been named the first-ever winner of the Rick Austin Memorial Dispatcher of the Year Award. The Praxair dispatcher has been with the company for 40 years in various roles. She has a legendary

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    Three private fleet drivers inducted to Hall of Fame

    June 14, 2018 by Truck News

    NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. – Three professional drivers with a combined 16 million kilometers of accident-free driving were inducted into the Private Motor Truck Council of Canada’s Hall of Fame. David Armstrong, who works for CPC Logistics in the John Deere

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    Ontario truck blitz results improving

    June 14, 2018 by James Menzies

    But proper pre-trip inspections can drive even better results

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    Demand increasing for aftermarket parts

    June 13, 2018 by Truck News

    MANHASSET, N.Y. – An upward trend in commercial vehicle aftermarket parts sales is in place, according to the latest Parts Aftermarket Leading Retail Sales Indicator (PLI) from Commercial Motor Vehicle Consulting (CMVC). The index ticked up 0.6% in April from

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    CORTDC winners announced

    June 13, 2018 by Truck News

    KITCHENER, Ont. – Home Hardware Stores defended its team title and Erb Transport’s Stewart Jutzi was named grand champion at the Central Ontario Regional Truck Driving Championships June 9. Jutzi also received the highest points on the day and won

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    Trailer orders strong through May

    June 12, 2018 by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Preliminary trailer orders totaled 21,200 units in May, according to FTR, reflecting a seasonal drop but continuing strong levels. Trailer orders have now totaled 335,000 units in the past 12 months, FTR reports. If OEMs can keep

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    Doing it for the kids

    June 11, 2018 by James Menzies

    Trucking for Kids truck show experiences another growth spurt

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