Editorial director Lou Smyrlis and executive editor James Menzies co-presented an ‘Outlook on Trucking’ during the Private Motor Truck Council’s annual general meeting in Niagara-on-the-Lake June 20.
Smyrlis addressed the important role private fleet managers play in their company’s overall success and pointed out that while capacity may be excessive today, the benefits of operating a private fleet will once again be evident when capacity tightens back up in the months ahead.
Smyrlis also addressed various other industry trends, including the continuing attempt to reduce the environmental footprint of the transportation industry.
Menzies chimed in with some recent news items that are of importance to fleet managers, such as new sources of risk, the impending 2010 emissions standards and equipment strategies that can be employed to combat rising fuel prices.
It was a three-peat for Trucknews.com at this year’s KRW awards. The site was named one of Canada’s Top 5 business sites for the third straight year. The KRW awards are hosted by the Canadian Business Press, to reward excellence in writing and graphic design.
Truck News and Truck West also received four additional nods for print pieces. Managing editor Adam Ledlow won a silver award in the Best Profile of a Company category for his feature ‘Seeing Green’, a look at Lange Transportation’s geothermal initiative.
Menzies won a Top 5 award in the Best News Coverage category fo his ‘Up in Smoke’ article which examined Ontario’s controversial plan to ban waste oil heaters.
Menzies and Ledlow each also garnered Top 10 nominations: Menzies for ‘Mexican Invasion?’, again in the Best News Coverage category and Ledlow for ‘Shattered Life’ which qualified in the Best Profile of a Person category.
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