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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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    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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    Speakers named for mental health symposium

    September 4, 2018 by Truck News

    MISSSISSAUGA, Ont. – The issue of mental health will take center stage Oct. 30, at the Trucking HR Canada’s Gearing Up for Mental Health symposium. Dave Henry, a professional driver with REK Express, will get the day started by discussing

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    Hamilton Petro Pass offering freebies to truckers

    September 4, 2018 by Truck News

    HAMILTON, Ont. – Hamilton Petro Pass will be celebrating truck drivers Sept. 7, with free hot dogs, pizza and drinks. Springers hot dogs will be offered from noon until 1:30 p.m., pizza slices from Pizza Bell from 1:30 till 3

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    Dicom Canada sold

    September 4, 2018 by Truck News

    MONTREAL, Que. – Dicom Canada has been sold to General Logistics Systems, a subsidiary of Royal Mail, for $360 million. Dicom Canada focuses on ground-based parcel, freight, and logistics services in Canada, with a focus on Ontario and Quebec. It

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    DTNA names new head of communications

    September 4, 2018 by Truck News

    PORTLAND, Ore. – Andrea Corso has been named the new head of communications at Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA). She assumed the rule Aug. 20, and will handle internal and external corporate communications as well as product communications for the

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    Finding parking the top cause of stress for pro drivers

    September 2, 2018 by Truck News

    PHOENIX, Az. – Truck parking availability in the U.S. improved in 2017, but finding a parking spot is the number one cause of stress for 85% of professional drivers. Those are a couple key findings from the 2018 Truck Parking

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    RoaDor rebrands as McLaren Doors

    September 2, 2018 by Truck News

    AURORA, Ont. – RoaDor has announced it is rebranding to McLaren Doors, to elevate the focus of the company’s change in ownership. The rebranding will be accompanied by a new logo, website, social media platforms, and brand positioning. McLaren Doors

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    Haldex’s Grey-Rock friction turns 90

    September 2, 2018 by Truck News

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Haldex has announced its Grey-Rock heavy-duty friction products line is celebrating its 90th anniversary next year. “Over the past 90 years Grey-Rock has outfitted hundreds of millions of shoes with the gold standard of stability and

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    Manac buys flatdeck trailer manufacturer Alutrec

    September 2, 2018 by Truck News

    ST-GEORGES, Que. – Manac has announced it closed a deal to acquire aluminum flatdeck trailer manufacturer Alutrec. Alutrec is based in Laurier-Station, Que. “We are proud to announce this transaction. Alutrec has a great range of products in the aluminum

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    Conditions for shippers moderating: FTR

    August 24, 2018 by Truck News

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Conditions for U.S. shippers moderated in June, but still presented a challenging environment. The FTR Shippers Conditions Index (SCI) read -9.5 in June, a nearly three-point improvement from the previous month, indicating the worst may be over

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    Highlight Motor Group moves into larger California facility

    August 23, 2018 by Truck News

    SANTA FE SPRINGS, Calif. – Highlight Motor Group has moved into a new facility in the Los Angeles, Calif., area. The company says its new digs in Santa Fe Springs, a gateway city of southeast Los Angeles, better suits the

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    Express Mondor acquires Transport L’Epiphanie

    August 23, 2018 by Truck News

    LANORAIE, Que. – Express Mondor has announced its acquisition of Transport L’Epiphanie, which will complement its specialized operations. The acquisition includes Transport L’Epiphanie’s rolling stock, which when combined with Express Mondor’s existing fleet, now includes more than 100 tractors and

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