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  • James Menzies
    Blog

    While we’re at it, let’s limit all vehicle speeds

    July 4, 2007 11:14AM by James Menzies

    Ontario Transport Minister Donna Cansfield has unexpectedly announced (amid very little fanfare during a long weekend) that the province is going ahead with an OTA proposal to require the use of speed limiters on heavy-duty trucks operating within the province.

  • James Menzies
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    Always be prepared!

    June 19, 2007 10:10AM by James Menzies

    A reader submitted these photos as a reminder to always be prepared for everything while out on the road. These pictures were taken near Terrace, B.C. The driver apparently rounded a corner in the highway and was greeted with a

  • James Menzies
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    ‘Hypermiling’ poses safety risks

    June 6, 2007 11:14AM by James Menzies

    A growing legion of motorists are taking notice of their fuel economy and altering their driving styles to maximize mileage. However, the American Trucking Associations’ has voiced concern that the practice of ‘Hypermiling’ is posing risks to truckers and other

  • James Menzies
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    Waste oil heater ban likely to move forward

    June 1, 2007 8:20AM by James Menzies

    It’s sometimes surprising which topics elicit the most passionate responses from readers. Take for instance the cover story on the June issue of Truck News (Up in Smoke) about the impending ban of waste oil space heaters in Southern Ontario.

  • James Menzies
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    Banning rush hour deliveries in TO would be costly

    May 23, 2007 9:48AM by James Menzies

    Last year around this time Toronto City Councillor Michael Walker began touting one of the most asinine policies to ever emanate from City Hall when he proposed a rule that would ban downtown deliveries during the morning and afternoon rush

  • Truck News
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    Nostalgic recollections of a bygone production era

    May 16, 2007 5:55PM by Truck News

    I tend not to write in this space about internal matters regarding how our magazine is produced, on the assumption that readers prefer that I focus on industry issues. However, I’m going to break that rule here because of a

  • James Menzies
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    Will 2007 be the summer of discontent?

    May 16, 2007 9:35AM by James Menzies

    It appears native groups in various parts of Canada are determined to bring attention to land disputes by creating widespread “economic disruptions.” Freight trains were blocked last month near Deseronto and now native groups in Manitoba are vowing to block

  • James Menzies
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    Readers are getting pee’d off over roadside messes

    May 14, 2007 11:51AM by James Menzies

    It must be spring, because I’m getting more and more e-mails from road users voicing their disgust in an all too common practice out on the road. Of course I’m talking about drivers who relieve themselves into juice bottles, windshield

  • Truck News
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    Problems with the Ice Core data

    May 4, 2007 8:45AM by Truck News

    A few days ago I posted a Blog entry and also a website news item at www.hazmatmag.com and www.solidwastemag.com about a documentary from the UK entitled The Great Global Warming Swindle, which takes apart the conventional wisdom about man-made climate

  • Truck News
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    The Great Global Warming Swindle

    April 30, 2007 1:37PM by Truck News

    Please find below the link to the video documentary you may have heard about from the UK entitled “The Great Global Warming Swindle.” Be prepared to have your assumptions about global warming seriously rocked by this documentary. I was told

  • Lou Smyrlis
    Blog

    Baird’s fears about Kyoto are worth considering but so are the many answered questions

    April 21, 2007 10:42PM by Lou Smyrlis

    What to make of the Harper government’s conviction that meeting our Kyoto commitment would drive the country into recession and leave thousands unemployed and facing soaring gas and energy prices? According to federal environment minister John Baird, the deep reductions

  • James Menzies
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    Cops in trucks? Now that’s a great idea!

    April 19, 2007 8:30AM by James Menzies

    I recently came across an article from the Associated Press about a new program in Kansas that puts cops in the cabs of trucks to enforce traffic laws. You can read about it here. What a great idea. Basically, police

  • James Menzies
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    Spring’s an ugly time of year thanks to litterbugs

    April 16, 2007 12:07PM by James Menzies

    Driving along Hwy. 401 on the weekend, I couldn’t help but shake my head as I passed by literally thousands of pieces of trash along the highway. The ditches are covered in debris tossed aside by inconsiderate motorists who treat

  • James Menzies
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    US trucking industry says ‘We’ll pay more tax’

    April 5, 2007 11:03AM by James Menzies

    In a surprising move, the US trucking industry has actually said it would welcome higher fuel taxes. The caveat being, the money would have to be set aside for infrastructure funding. And we’re not talking bicycle paths here, which sadly

  • James Menzies
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    Jumpers ruin other lives on their way out

    March 30, 2007 8:25AM by James Menzies

    I spent a good half-hour in traffic this morning as the express lanes of the 401 were closed due to reports of a ‘jumper’ who apparently leapt to his death into traffic around 6 a.m. just past the DVP. For