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  • James Menzies
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    Can you help solve this mystery?

    February 13, 2007 11:18AM by James Menzies

    A reader recently submitted a question regarding a strange occurrence at Hwy. 400 and the Anne. St. overpass in Barrie, Ont. Since we, at trucknews.com didn’t have the answer, we thought we’d call upon the power of the Internet and

  • James Menzies
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    Global warming: I’m hopping off the fence

    February 1, 2007 9:16AM by James Menzies

    Global warming is here and it’s real. That’s the message expected to be delivered by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which has been convening in Paris, France this week. Representatives from more than 100 countries are involved in the

  • Lou Smyrlis
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    Is industry consolidation about to slow down? Not a chance

    January 30, 2007 10:32PM by Lou Smyrlis

    Listening to the federal finance minister’s refusal today to either apologize for or reconsider the government’s plan to curb the growing trend towards income trusts, I’m left wondering what this will mean to the pace of industry consolidation in 2007.

  • James Menzies
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    OPP to rein in colourful Sgt. Woolley

    January 19, 2007 9:50AM by James Menzies

    It appears OPP Commissioner Julian Fantino has no sense of humour. According to reports in Toronto-area media this morning, Fantino is reigning in the affable Sgt. Cam Woolley –the longstanding face of the OPP in the media and a frequent

  • James Menzies
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    A small truck blitz – it’s about time!

    January 17, 2007 2:13PM by James Menzies

    It was refreshing to hear about an MTO truck blitz focused on small commercial trucks yesterday. Too often, small commercial vehicles are overlooked when it comes to enforcing truck safety – and they are frequently the worst violators. It seems

  • James Menzies
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    Pay attention, people!

    January 10, 2007 11:01AM by James Menzies

    I was driving along the 401, minding my own business the other day when I nearly got caught up in what NASCAR announcers like to call “The Big One.” It really made me realize how quickly a wreck can occur

  • James Menzies
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    A feel-good holiday story

    January 4, 2007 2:00PM by James Menzies

    Truckers are often villainized in the mainstream news (see my previous blog entry about a column in the St. Catharines Standard for a prime example), so it’s nice when I get a call about a trucker who went out of

  • Lou Smyrlis
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    Hours of Service Delays – they would be “criminal” if they weren’t so “Canadian”

    January 4, 2007 12:57PM by Lou Smyrlis

    I could call what’s happening with the new hours of service legislation in Canada right now “criminal” if there were not a better description for it: totally and utterly “Canadian”. As you’ve likely heard Ontario has moved ahead with implementing

  • Lou Smyrlis
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    THE BASEMENT FILES: Research that should be filed but NOT forgotten

    January 4, 2007 11:53AM by Lou Smyrlis

    I dread the last two weeks of December. That’s when I force myself to my basement office to sift through and clean up the mountain of paper that naturally accumulates when one is involved with 8 to 10 major national

  • Truck News
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    New Year, new wishes

    January 4, 2007 11:32AM by Truck News

    I’m sure near the top of a wish list for many truckers would be a spot for improved roads and more places to safely pull over along the highway. In the world of Alberta politics these wishes fall under infrastructure

  • James Menzies
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    A campaign worth supporting – let’s do our part

    January 2, 2007 9:28AM by James Menzies

    One thing that has to be said about Canada’s minority Conservative government, is that it’s not tip-toeing around the issues. While many suspected a minority government would shy away from any controversial issues, Stephen Harper and his Cabinet have made

  • James Menzies
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    Cheers, to those of you on the road

    December 28, 2006 4:35PM by James Menzies

    The Christmas season is one of my favourite times of the year and this year has been no exception. Once the hustle and bustle of Christmas shopping was behind us, it was nice to settle down with family and enjoy

  • James Menzies
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    There is such thing as bad press

    November 29, 2006 10:02AM by James Menzies

    The old saying ‘There’s no such thing as bad press’ doesn’t necessarily ring true in the trucking industry. This is an industry that has a bad rap – and for the most part, undeservingly so. Negative stories about the trucking

  • James Menzies
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    The top 25 stories in 25 years

    November 21, 2006 11:29AM by James Menzies

    Since its inception, Truck News has been a trusted source of information for all-things trucking. The publication has broken many big stories throughout the years and has helped truckers learn about and understand changes that affect them. I’ve pored through

  • James Menzies
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    Cabotage urged for Prairie provinces, Mid-west states

    October 23, 2006 11:02AM by James Menzies

    Imagine being able to haul loads from point-to-point in the US, reducing empty miles and improving your vehicle utilization. If a trio of forward-thinking transportation professionals have their way, the practice of cabotage will be permitted – at least on