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Editor’s Note / sMpwdkI

Happy New Year!

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We have day, night, seasons, birth, death and in all of these, everything happens according to the laws of nature. Our world has made laws in order to make it a better place to live and be. Every country, every industry has its own laws and rules, including the trucking industry in which we are involved. Regardless of whether we like it or not, we all have to follow pre-set rules. We have to ensure that we understand and have knowledge of industry laws, regulations, and rules. If needed, it’s important to get the right information and training on these, so that we can do our jobs properly. After the training, it’s time to implement what you have learned into your day-to-day operations. Your life will become easier, hustle free, and you will undoubtedly achieve more success in your business. As Albert Einstein said, “You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else.” Yes, if you play better, you will definitely be ahead of your competition. The opposite is also true: you can cheat, but this process will only cause you to have bigger problems. If you get caught breaking rules and laws, the costs can be heavy: from getting heavily fined to shutting down your operation – both of which I’m sure you wouldn’t choose. We wish you happy and successful New Year. God bless truckers…see you in the next issue.

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What’s New for Trucks and Trailers in 2017

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What’s new for trucks and trailers in 2017 drivetrain powered by high-density lithium batteries. Energy will be supplied on-the-go by a hydrogen fuel cell giving the Nikola One a range of 800 to 1,200 miles while delivering over 1,000 horsepower and 2,000 lb-ft of torque, which is nearly double that of any semi-truck on the road today. Never has a production model class 8 truck achieved best-in-class fuel efficiency while also dramatically improving performance over its diesel competition – all with zero-emissions. Nikola has a production model and will be delivering to customers in 2017. Can you imagine going up the Smasher or Fancy Gap and not even dropping a gear while grossed out at 80,000 with no fuel carbon footprint? Tax that! One of the selling points - and I’m not so sure it isn’t corporate hype - on the Autonomous Truck is that it will be much more fuel efficient than any human controlled truck, perhaps as much as ten percent better. While a ten percent efficiency improvement may well be even the low side of reality, will the Autonomous Truck simply be the VCR of the truck world to be replaced by a Bluetooth version before running out its life cycle? Moving on, Swift Transportation plans to begin equipping FlowBelow Aero Inc.’s Tractor AeroKit tandem axle aerodynamics package on its company trucks, with the initial deployment of the kits through 2017 expected to account for approximately 40% of the TL carrier’s company trucks. Again, these improvements in aero dynamics will only offer minuscule improvements in fuel efficiency as a result of drag, certainly the return on investment will offer a fairly short pay off. A new fairing design is also in the works that will completely close off the “gap”. The gap represents possibly 20% of the drag on the combination of a tractor and trailer. Fairings have lessened the drag to some degree. Products like EcoTabs have had significant effect on gap drag but this new fairing concept will eliminate gap drag.

While there are those studying and improving drag ratios that will improve fuel efficiency, there are engineers working furiously to improve the efficiency of the driveline itself. Engines are vastly improved in efficiency over the same engines of a mere decade ago. Smaller engines producing more horsepower – who knew! 10

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What’s new for trucks and trailers in 2017 Alternative fuels are gaining ground but these are still mostly fossil fuels. Then there are the tried and true fossil fuels and those being supplemented with more sustainable fuels. The results however are still carbon releasing. Canada is one of the few counties in the world with vast forests, the carbon sinks of the world, to the point where we have the ability to naturally produce more oxygen than we create carbon. Moving to the roads themselves, there are new pavements having already been invented that will save 80% to the costs of building roads over the methodologies used today, yet provide a stronger more environmentally friendly, more fuel efficient surface over which tires can perform and even last much longer. The problem being that governments are slow to react to new methodologies and are prone to lobbying efforts of those who wish not to see improvements. This new pavement process will be decades away from common usage but eventually will happen. Efficiency is about to become the new buzz word. Efficiency at every level of the supply chain in the future will make us look extremely wasteful today. Communications will dramatically be different. Shippers will find the most efficient methodology of getting their goods to customers, rather than the efficient methodology of going looking for the shipper with product to move. This is going to be the most earth-shattering paradigm shift in thinking. Capacity and freight will be matched much more efficiently with better software and improved communications. XYpper. com is already a world leader in this approach. I believe the industry seems to have difficulty embracing new technology, sort of “why fix it, it isn’t broken” attitude. It’s apparent change will occur and the sooner one changes the faster one will benefit. It also seems that everything is coming at a faster pace than ever before so there is lots of confusion, misconception and hesitancy. The old tracking systems are based on CDMA technology which is fast approaching its end and will become obsolete sooner than anyone can imagine. All telco’s, in bed with the big solution providers, are scrambling to adopt the new GSM smart phone technology because they know CDMA will end but are not saying when as not to create a panic. It’s not a question of when, but rather it’s how and with whom. So, to sum my prognostications up for this year: • The industry will be staying the course on improving aerodynamics. Fairing improvements, side skirt improvement, and Eco-tab usage. • Improvements in fuel efficiency will continue. • Alternative fuels will gain usage to lessen the impact on fossil fuel dependency. • Drivelines will continue to be improved for efficiency. • Carbon tax will have significant effect on both the operating costs of transportation and the costs goods and services provided to all of us with no appreciable gains to humanity. • Urban center transportation services will utilize all-electric solutions for motive power. • Communications will continue to improve. • New and better pavement solutions will start to be seen. 12

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If that person wants to hY ‘qy 75,000 fwlr dI lIz Bwv rkm dyxI bxdI hY[jy tr`k dw sell the truck, there will be a $25,000 difference that needs to be mwlk tr`k vycxw cwhy qW 25,000 fwlr aus nUM aus bYNk jW iv`qI made up to the bank or financing institution. sMsQw nUM dyxw pvygw ijs ny aus nUM krzw id`qw sI[ How does negative equity happen? It can happen in a number nYgyitv AYikautI iks qrHW huMdI hY? ieh keI kwrnW krky of ways, but a very common way is to not put down enough of ho skdI hY[pr ies dw mu~K kwrn huMdw hY ik SurU ‘c bhuqI a down payment from the start. Trucks and cars lose value of fwaU n py m Y N t nw dyxw[nvIN kwr jW tr`k jdoN hI sVk ‘qy Aw jWdy 20-30% the day they drive off the lot brand new. If zero down is hn, au s y smy N aunHW dI kImq 20-30% Gt jWdI hY[ jy iksy given on a finance, then the vehicle is now worth much less than PweInYNs ‘qy zIro fwaUn pymYNt id`qI hoeI hY qW aus smyN vhIkl dI the loan. kImq aus au`qy pey lon qoN vI bhuq G`t rih jWdI hY[ Sometimes an asset can drop suddenly in value. If interest keI vwr ies qrHW vI huMdw hY ik iksy srmwey jW cIz dI kImq rates rise, assets such as stocks, bonds and real estate typically Acwnk Gt jWdI hY[jy ivAwj dI dr vD jwvy qW stOk bONf Aqy drop in value. Sometimes it’s something out of our control. A rIAl AYstyt dI kImq Gt jWdI hY[ies qrHW keI vwr ieh swfy good example of real estate was the leaky condo crisis in the v`s ‘c vI nhIN huMdw[ies dI ie`k audwhrx hY 1990 ‘c ibRitS 1990’s in British Columbia. Condominiums were built using kolMbIAw ‘c lIkI ( coNdy) kONfoAW dy sMkt dI[ieh kONfomInIAm California plans that did not account for the amounts of heavy kYlIPonIAw plYn dy Anuswr bxwey gey sn ijhVy bI sI dy d`Kx rainfall on the southern west coast of BC, and properties were p`CmI kost ‘qy BwrI mINh dw mukwblw nhIN kr sky[ies qrHW ieh damaged and leaking. The repairs to each owner were well in to mkwn cox l`g pey Aqy Krwb ho gey[hr ie`k mwlk nUM ies dI 6 figures. These people had a mortgage to pay and now a repair murMmq krvwaux leI l`K fwlr q`k Krcw krnw pYxw sI[ienHW assessment almost as the large as the mortgage. The value of the dy mwlkW dy isr ‘qy ij`Qy mwrgyj KVHI sI au`Qy murMmq leI vI properties dropped due to the leaks, and huge repairs owing, and kwPI pYsy dI loV sI[ienHW pRwprtIAW dI kImq Gt geI Aqy ieh were nowhere near the amounts owed. A lot of people had to mwrgyz dI leI rkm dy nyVy qyVy vI nhIN sI[bhuq swry lokW v`loN claim bankruptcy because they could not afford to get out of this idvwlw k`F id`qw ikauN ik auh nYgyitv AYikautI dI hwlq ‘coN nhIN negative equity situation. nhIN inkl skdy sn[ One client called me and told me he wanted a luxury car and myry ie`k klwieMt ny mYnUM sMprk kIqw Aqy ikhw ik auh offered his existing vehicle as a trade. A trade value was ie`k lgzrI kwr KRIdxI cwhuMdw hY Aqy aus ny tRyf leI assessed. We requested the bank payout on the trade and bdly ‘c AwpxI hux vwLI kwr dyx leI ikhw[ tRyf vYlXU there was a difference of over $14,000. The client had dw AMdwzw lwieAw igAw[AsIN bYNk kol phuMc kIqI jdoN no money, so guess what? He also got no luxury car. He ik Prk qkrIbn 14,000 fwlr dw sI[klwieMt kol dyx was upset and I had to explain to him that the person who leI koeI pYsw nhIN sI[ies leI soco kI ho skdw sI? did his original deal needs to be spoken to. 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Negative Equity the dealership is mad and so is the person doing the new finance. All have lost something due to someone else’s initial inefficiency. One trucker took over one of my trailer leases. He brought his wife along when signing. She told me that the previous person they had dealt with was dishonest and would not talk to her or her husband and she wanted to make sure that didn’t happen again. I asked what happened and they explained they had another trailer they were trying to sell. I asked for the year, make and model and knew the sale price range when they told me. They told me the payout of the loan and it was about 13,000 more than the value of that trailer. I asked if they were aware of this and that they would be taking a loss. This couple said that’s why they were so upset by the previous person that did their deal. He did their deal incorrectly and now they were in negative equity and would be taking a loss. That person does not return their calls and is extremely rude to the couple.

Cash back incentives or rolling in to longer terms will still leave you in negative equity. This is very common practice in the United States from car dealerships. They are taking in vehicles which already have negative equity as trades and giving them a new vehicle and adding the negative value to the new vehicle. The people are drawn in by cash back incentives and long terms of 72 months and longer. When looking at numbers and seeing all the new car sales it would appear the economy is doing great, when in reality it’s a big misconception. It’s putting people already in a negative equity situation in to an even worse negative equity situation. They go from owing more than the trade vehicle was worth, to owing even more on a new vehicle, and again more than the vehicle is worth. Their situation went from bad to worse. To avoid negative equity situations there are a few things you can do. One is know who you’re dealing with. If there are a lot of unhappy people who are taking losses that have all dealt with the same person, avoid that person. Know the values of what asset you are acquiring. Don’t over pay and look at the value of that asset as it ages. For example, a trailer generally goes down in value about 10% a year. If you 16

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Negative Equity plan on using it for 3 years and know what a 3 year old trailer of that value sells for, you can plan your loan. You know that your loan needs to be less than that 3 year value. You can plan this with your lender. Shortening a term can help avoid negative equity. For example if you put zero down on a new truck but pay it off in 2 years, then negative equity may happen in the first few months, but will quickly dissipate as the asset is paid off rapidly. Too long a deal will lead to negative equity. Putting a down payment on an asset that equals its decrease in value is also a great way to ensure you are never in negative equity. So if buying a new trailer, put 10% down to equal the drop in value or 20-30% down on a new truck or car. This allows you to have a longer term and lower payment later, but you pay more up front at the beginning. Selling or trading your equipment or any assets should not add stress. If you want to sell something that has an existing lease or any type of loan on it, there should not be tension. If your deal was done correctly, your asset should be worth more than your loan payout and you will get a nice cheque or credit towards the sale of a new asset. If you do find yourself in a negative equity situation, be prepared to take a loss, to keep the asset until it’s paid off, or discuss your options with your financial advisor to see what can be done to alleviate the situation.

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When did the Department of Transportation (DOT) drug and alcohol testing regulations come into effect? The DOT drug and alcohol testing regulations were set on February 15, 1994 for all the employees that were working under the jurisdiction of all DOT agencies. All concerned parties were required to comply by January 1, 1996. Which employee’s need to get drug tested? Any driver who drives a Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) is subject to the drug testing regulations if the vehicle requires a commercial driver’s license (CDL). This applies to any vehicle that: - Has a gross vehicle rating or gross combination weight rating of 26,001 pounds or more OR - Is designed to transport 16 or more passengers, including the driver OR - Is transporting hazardous materials requiring placards. Does a part-time, intermittent or back up driver need to follow these regulations too? Yes regardless of how frequent the driver drives if they fall under the above category then the regulations apply to them. Do these regulations apply even though the driver only drives intrastate? Yes, if the driver drives within the state or travels outside the state they still have to follow these regulations. Who is exempt from these regulations? The regulations do not apply to any individual who is exempt from requiring a CDL, including military personnel and certain farmers and emergency responders. What type of tests is a driver required to go through? There are several different types of tests that a driver could be required to take including the following: - Pre-employment drug testing: performed before a driver starts any safety sensitive functions. The company must maintain a negative drug test results before a driver can drive a CMV. - Reasonable-suspicion testing: If a trained supervisor has 20

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US DOT Drug & Alcohol Testing Regulations reasonable suspicion that a driver has violated the drug or alcohol rules then the driver has to go for this testing. - Random testing: every driver is required to be part of a random drug test pool. Once the driver is informed about being selected for a random test, he/she should report for the test immediately. For drug testing: 50% of the drivers in a pool must be tested in a 12 month period For alcohol: 10% of the drivers in a pool must be tested in a 12 month period. - Post-accident testing: If a driver is involved in an accident the following chart shows the situations where testing is required. The driver must report for the alcohol test within 8 hours and the drug test with 32 hours. Type of Accident involved Involves human fatality Involves bodily injury with treatment away from accident Disabling damage to any motor vehicle (requires towing)

Citation issued to the Driver? Test Required? Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes

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- Return-to-duty testing: If a driver fails a test or violates the rules then the driver is required complete the education and/or treatment required specified by a substance abuse professional. Once the driver is ready to return to duty they must complete this test. If a driver is off work and wants to come back to work again then they will not do the return-to-duty test, they will have to complete the pre-employment test. What must the driver never do? For Alcohol, the driver must not have an alcohol concentration of 0.04 or greater, or have consumed alcohol within 4 hours prior to starting work. For Drugs, the driver must not report to duty if have used any prohibited substances or they have refused to submit to any DOT-required test. What specific drugs are tested for during the drug testing? The following drugs or classes of drugs are tested during a drug test: - Marijuana - Cocaine - Opiates - Phencyclidine - Amphetamines. Does an owner operator also have to follow the drug and alcohol testing regulations? Yes the rules are not any different for owner operators, if the individual drives a CMV, then they have to follow the regulations. 22

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US DOT Drug & Alcohol Testing Regulations

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If the driver works for 2 or more employers, can he/she be just in one random pool? No, the driver must in the pool of each employer who the driver works for. What must the driver do if he is tested positive for drugs and or alcohol test? The individual has to be evaluated by a Substance Abuse Professional (SAP). Then the driver must comply with all the recommended treatments. After the treatments the driver will be re-evaluated by the SAP and after the evaluation if the SAP allows the driver to return to work then he must pass a return to duty test prior to starting again.

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What are some of the common violations carriers commit? - Having a driver drive before receiving their negative pre-employment test results - Not testing drivers at the required random rate - Not having a testing program in place - Not having a random testing program in place - Failing to conduct post-accident testing in the prescribed time frame Where can I get more information on regulations relating to the drug testing for drivers? You can call us at our toll free number at 1-800-965-9839 if you need more assistance in following the regulations.

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perating a commercial motor vehicle during the winter months poses many challenges for the professional driver. One of these challenges is dealing with rapidly changing weather and road conditions. From icy roads to blinding blizzards, it is important for drivers to be prepared for whatever hazardous conditions they may face. Now is a good time to review some of the steps that drivers should take and issues they need to be aware of when it comes to staying safe during the winter months.

vehicle’s exhaust pipe is clear and free of snow. Retaining body heat is important to avoid hypothermia, a condition brought on when the body’s temperature drops to a dangerously low level. Symptoms of hypothermia include uncontrollable shivering, slow speech, memory lapses, and drowsiness. Ways to stay warm and prevent hypothermia include trying not to stay in one position too long, dressing in layers, and using any additional blankets and coats to insulate the body’s heat. ACT NOW!

Winter survival kit All drivers should have a winter survival kit in their vehicle. In addition to the items that should be in their vehicle at all times (warning devices, jumper cables, tool kit, first aid kit), they should also carry a snow brush and scraper, shovel, traction devices, a brightly colored cloth, blankets/sleeping bag, extra food and water, extra medications (if necessary), and proper outerwear (extra coat, gloves, hat, boots). Stranded during the storm Knowing how to react if stranded on the road during a snowstorm is key to driver safety. First and foremost, if a driver is stranded in his/her vehicle, he/she should stay in the vehicle. He/she should never leave for assistance, unless help is visible and close (within about 100 yards). Leaving the vehicle is a dangerous decision, as it is easy to become disoriented in blowing and drifting snow. If able to safely do it, the driver should hang a brightly colored cloth outside the vehicle. He/she should run the vehicle’s engine (with the heater on) for about 10 minutes every hour to keep warm. While the engine is running, the driver should open a window slightly to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning. Also, to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning, the driver should make sure the

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n 2009, the US Department of Energy had a bold initiative – develop Class 8 tractor trailers with 50% greater fuel efficiency. When the announcement was first made seven 7 years ago, many were skeptical of whether a task like this could be completed. Fast forward to today, and some manufacturers haven’t just met the requirements, they’ve surpassed them, thanks to their new SuperTrucks. Class 8 trucks haul about 80% of the goods in North America and use about 28 billion gallons of fuel per year in the USA alone. Even though commercial trucks only make up 4% of vehicles on the road, they consume about 20% of the fuel! In order to reduce their reliance on fossil fuels, four teams of truck manufacturers and suppliers began designing and optimizing technologies to increase fuel efficiency and lower carbon emissions. Crews from Cummins & Peterbilt, Freightliner, Navistar, and Volvo began their SuperTruck Programs. So, what makes a Class 8 SuperTruck? Although there’s not an easy or short way of defining them, SuperTrucks utilize the following technologies to increase fuel efficiency (Note: this list is not exhaustive): • Lightweight Materials – Rather than use conventional materials, some of the manufacturers have even implemented carbon fibre to reduce weight. • Highly Engineered Aerodynamic Surfaces – By making enhancements to the bumper, chassis and roof fairings, there is improved air flow under the truck, around the tires and the trailer gap.

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So, the initial nagging question was whether the fuel efficiency targets could be met. The results were staggering. The team of Cummins and Peterbilt built a SuperTruck that gave a 20% increase in engine efficiency, 76% increase in freight efficiency, resulting in a whopping 10.7 miles per gallon average rating! Freightliner, a division of Daimler, had an impressive 115% increase in freight efficiency and averaged 12.2 miles per gallon. The remaining two teams, Navistar and Volvo are also on track to surpass expectations.

We had a chance to chat with the Volvo team to gain more in-depth knowledge about their SuperTruck Program. The manufacturer’s PR team also sent some great online materials for our perusal. According to Volvo, their first challenge was to build a tractor trailer combination that had an efficient chassis and was ultra aerodynamic. Rather than using generic materials, carbon fibre was used on the entire roof, hood, and side fairing – not only is carbon much lighter, but it’s also stronger. Volvo is also working on developing new materials with similar properties but at a much lower cost. Next, their SuperTruck partner, Ridge Corp, developed trailer add-on aerodynamic devices made of composite materials in order to meet the desired durability and stiffness without compromising payload capacity. Moving on, rather than using steel, the entire chassis of the SuperTruck is made of aluminum; only the bolts holding it together are steel. Volvo’s aluminum chassis is almost half the weight of traditional steel and has the greatest impact on the vehicle weight. Thanks to a much lower weight and aerodynamic drag, Volvo’s SuperTruck required a lot less engine power. Rather than using the baseline D13 engine, a D11 engine was more than sufficient. This downsizing yielded further weight reduction. Overall, with all these changes, Volvo’s SuperTruck’s weight was reduced by 3,200 pounds. Like Volvo, other manufacturers are using state-ofthe-art technology to make sure their SuperTrucks are impressive. If what we’ve seen so far is any indication, they’ll be more than just impressive. SuperTrucks are here Jag Dhatt to stay!


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DriverTech Re-entering Direct Sales Market for Mobile Communications

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riverTech announced it will be re-entering the direct sales market for mobile communications with its DT4000 mobile device and FleetWatcher fleet management system. According to the company, more than 500 fleets use DriverTech’s software and rely on DriverTech’s Tier 1 Network Operating Center (NOC) to keep their trucks in communications with fleet managers. DriverTech also announced the addition of industry veteran Steve Sanderson to its team as the National director of sales. “Steve is known by fleets across the industry as a trusted advisor based on his many years at Teletrac, Rand McNally, Lytx and SmartDrive. We look forward to his sales leadership and deep knowledge of

the industry,” said Mark Haslam, president and CEO. “I’m thrilled to be a part of DriverTech. Their customers love the technology and hands on approach to service. I’m really

looking forward to showcasing the amazing advancements they’ve made to their DT4000 in-cab device, FleetWatcher portal and ecosystem of third party integrations,” said Steve Sanderson. “This is a critical decision for any transportation company and we spent a significant amount of time reviewing technology partners. Throughout our

extended relationship with DriverTech, they have proven their dedication to advancing their technology and reliability standards while maintaining the agility and flexibility we feel is an essential characteristic for any Roehl technology partner. DriverTech is now the standard platform across our entire fleet,” said John Paape, vice president of technology and CIO of Roehl Transport. DriverTech has made multiple recent additions to its software including: • WorkFlow integrations with leading transportation management software providers • Fleet-managed Truck Safe Navigation • Rollover stability system event detection with critical event reporting • Navistar OnCommand and Cummins Connected Diagnostics

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Winterizing Your Truck

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By: RoadPro Family of Brands

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here are some lucky OTR truckers whose tires will never touch snow or ice this winter, but for most drivers this is the time of year to get their trucks ready for cold weather. (And even the drivers who stay down South shouldn’t get too cocky. In recent years, snow and ice storms have hit Arkansas, Tennessee, North Carolina and even Georgia.) Better to prepare for the worst – and do it now before the cold weather hits. Here’s how to make sure your truck can handle whatever winter puts in its path: Battery: Cold weather drains batteries fast. Check the age and strength of your battery. Fuel additives: Every driver knows that diesel fuel can gel in extreme cold, but not everyone knows why. It’s due to paraffin, a hydrocarbon found in diesel. Paraffin crystallizes in freezing temperatures, allowing any water in the fuel to emulsify and turn the diesel to slush. The solution is to use winter blend fuel with a high cetane rating and add anti-gel additives at each fill-up. Cooling systems: Yes, you have to worry about cooling systems in cold weather. A comprehensive winterization check should include inspections of the radiator, belts and hoses for potential failures. Also, check the coolant to see if it’s at the optimum freeze point. Fuel filter and water separator: Monitor the truck’s water separator daily and drain it when full to avoid contamination. Replacing old fuel filters also protects the engine. Air dryer: The air dryer prevents water from entering the brake lines where it can freeze. Make sure it works and change the filter if needed. Engine block heater: Since diesel engines require a higher cylinder temperature than gasoline vehicles, they are harder to start in the winter. Drivers who travel a lot through the coldest parts of the country should consider an electric engine block heater to use when the truck is parked for long periods of time. Tire pressure: Cold weather can cause underinflated tires, which wear faster and hurt fuel mileage. Adjust the inflation accordingly. Emergency supplies: Breakdowns in the summer are inconvenient; breakdowns in the winter can be dangerous. In addition to the usual emergency supplies, make sure to have coldweather clothing and footwear, a shovel, flashlight with extra batteries, blankets, first aid kit, flares, radio, anti-gel fuel additive and food and water. Of course, along with the equipment checks comes a reminder to drive safely in winter conditions.

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“Most Wanted List”

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Factoring

Factoring for Transport Companies; How else to finance your start-up?

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s a start-up transport company, it might seem like your first few weeks in business are met with never-ending cash-flow demands. If this sounds familiar, you’re not alone. But what if we told you about a financing option that would enable your new transport business to function effectively, without incurring debt? An option that allowed you to successfully fund allimportant items like fuel, driver pay, insurance and truck payments in the crucial growing stages of your new business? Allow us to introduce you to factoring. What is factoring? In simplest terms, factoring is the sale of accounts receivable, which gives your small business immediate access to working capital, without incurring debt. The purchase and sale of these invoices (which usually bear a net-30 day or longer payment term) at a discount, can remedy a start-up’s never-ending cash-flow dilemmas. How will factoring improve cash flow? The sale of your accounts receivable through factoring will provide you, with immediate cash that you can use to manage your business. Consider your endless list of expenses to get you on the road; your fuel, truck and trailer payments, insurance and eventually driver salaries. Factoring will provide you with cash advances up to

95 per cent of the invoice, and by choosing J D Factors, we’ll collect payment for the invoices and accept any credit risk on your behalf. We will guide you to do business with good, stable brokers and shippers and avoid any losses due to non payment. Is factoring right for me? You might be asking yourself, “Who factors?” Most commonly, in the transportation industry many start ups and

small- to medium-sized companies across North America are turning to factoring to increase their cash flow. Factoring is also ideal for start-ups with growth potential, who may not be able to access capital from conventional banking methods. Companies that may have had their bank lines reduced (or eliminated) and need to maintain cash flow will also turn to factoring. As well as companies who have the potential to grow quickly, but lack the financial resources to make it happen. Where do I sign up?

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Bendix Wingman Advanced System Available on Kenworth T270 and T370

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with braking, along with autonomous emergency braking technology to help drivers mitigate rear-end collisions. “This proven Bendix technology is popular with our Class 8 fleet customers. Now, Kenworth medium duty truck operators can specify the system on new Kenworth T270 and T370 trucks to help avoid collisions not only on the freeway, but also in urban driving conditions experienced by medium duty truck operators,” said Kurt Swihart, Kenworth marketing director. Using a radar sensor mounted to the front of the vehicle, Bendix Wingman Advanced delivers both warning alerts to drivers and active interventions. The system provides following distance, impact and stationary object alerts, which are always available – whether or not cruise control is engaged. When

drivers engage cruise control and set speed, the system will actively intervene to help them maintain a safe following distance behind a forward vehicle by reducing throttle; engaging the engine retarder; or, if necessary, applying the foundation brakes. According to Bendix, its driver assistance technologies are designed

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National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Recommends Driving Mode Phones

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he U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released proposed guidelines today to help address driver distraction caused by mobile and other electronic devices in vehicles. Today’s announcement covers the second phase of voluntary guidelines to address driver distraction on U.S. roads. The first phase focused on devices or systems built into the vehicle at the time of manufacture. “As millions of Americans take to the roads for holiday gatherings, far too many are put at risk by drivers who are distracted by their cellphones,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx.”These commonsense guidelines, grounded in the best research available, will help designers of mobile devices build products that cut down on distraction on the road.” The proposed, voluntary guidelines are designed to encourage portable and aftermarket electronic device developers to design products that, when used while driving, reduce the potential for driver distraction. The guidelines encourage manufacturers to implement features such as pairing, where a portable device is linked to a vehicle’s infotainment system, as well as Driver Mode, which is a simplified user interface. Both pairing and Driver Mode will reduce the potential for unsafe driver distraction by limiting the time a driver’s eyes are off the road, while at the same time preserving the full functionality of these devices when they are used at other times. “NHTSA has long encouraged drivers to put down their phones and other devices, and just drive,” said NHTSA Administrator Dr. Mark Rosekind. “With driver distraction one of the factors behind the rise of traffic fatalities, we are committed to working with the industry to ensure that mobile devices are designed to keep drivers’ eyes where they belong — on the road.” The agency is seeking public comments on its proposed guidelines. Comments can be made here. NHTSA continues to urge the driving public to take the following safety precautions to minimize distraction while driving: 38

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Desi News Be a safe, distraction-free driver, put your cell phone down and focus on the road; When using electronic devices for directions, set the destination prior to driving;

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Nikola Motor Company Unveils Electric Semi-Truck

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future orders. Nikola Manufacturing Plant & Hydrogen Stations “Nikola will build a world-class advanced manufacturing facility which will create thousands of new jobs,” said Nikola Founder and CEO Trevor Milton. Nikola is currently in discussions with several states to decide who to partner with in its effort to reduce America’s dependence on fossil fuels, advance green energy and revolutionize the trucking industry.

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Desi News The location of the Nikola Motor manufacturing facility will be determined in the first half of 2017. At the launch event, Milton also unveiled Nikola’s plan for a network of Nikola hydrogen fuelling stations across the US and Canada. Nikola plans to begin construction of its hydrogen fuelling stations in January 2018. Nationwide Sales, Service and Warranty At this evening’s event, Nikola Motor Company announced Ryder System, Inc. as its exclusive nationwide distribution and maintenance provider. Ryder has a network of over 800 service locations in North America today. Commenting on the new strategic partnership, Ryder’s President of Global Fleet Management Solutions, Dennis Cooke said, “We commend Nikola for its leadership in zero-emission vehicles, and for its decision to partner with Ryder as their exclusive nationwide distribution and maintenance provider. This relationship is key to expanding our advanced vehicle technology portfolio of innovative solutions. Ryder continually monitors emerging fleet technologies

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ust because your appearance stands out doesn’t mean everyone is going to like what they see. While the likes of Audi and Acura toe a conservative style line among upscale automakers, Lexus is sticking with the extroverted styling theme it’s built around the so-called “spindle grille” that dominates the face of the latest RX mid-size crossover. This isn’t the first RX to feature the spindle grille, but it is the first to have been designed around it. Thanks to it and a number of other styling elements, we think this—for better or worse—is the most interesting-looking Lexus crossover in the brand’s history. We haven’t forgotten about the smaller NX, but while it wears similarly creased bodywork (and yes, that grille), it all looks a bit cluttered on that compact’s smaller body. By contrast, the RX’s added overall length creates a more suitable canvas for Lexus’ designers to work with. The result is a fourth-generation RX more distinctive than any of its predecessors, a relatively daring move for an automaker that, largely, has played things pretty straight since it was spun off as Toyota’s premium brand in the late 1980s. But like any good brand, Lexus is selfaware enough to know that too drastic of a departure might drive away buyers, and that’s why the RX’s restrained interior creates such a sharp contrast to the edgy exterior. Standout design elements include the infotainment screen set atop the dash, large enough to show both navigation and either audio or climate control information. We wished the nifty striped trim on the centre console was used more extensively throughout the cabin. We also liked the comfortable seating, which included electric rear seat adjustments with the executive trim package. That package also includes a sweet-sounding 15-speaker stereo system, power-adjustable front-seat thigh supports, touch-free power tailgate, 360-degree camera system, and precollision system with automatic braking. One major annoyance was with the remote touch interface infotainment controller, which is far too sensitive, making it a challenge to use effectively.


On paper, the German automakers also have an advantage in their torquey turbocharged engines, while the RX uses a comparatively straightforward 3.5-litre V6 shared with, of all vehicles, the Toyota Camry sedan and Sienna minivan. But this is an excellent engine no matter what car it’s bolted into, and it’s even better in the new RX when paired with an all-new eight-speed automatic transmission. This V6 may not be as rich in low-end power as those German turbo motors, but the eight-speed’s tightly-spaced ratios make great use of the engine’s 295 hp and 267 lbft of torque and give the RX great acceleration, from a stop or at speed. Selectable drive modes (eco, normal and sport) let the driver tailor the experience to some degree. We were less excited by the soft ride which, though extremely comfortable, doesn’t offer much in the way of driver engagement. We suppose that’s what we’d expect from Lexus, but if you want the firmer ride and sharper handling more characteristic of a German

crossover, the RX can be optioned with an F-Sport package whose air suspension reacts to that drive selector by tightening up in sport mode. Official fuel consumption estimates are 12.2/8.9 L/100 km (city/ highway), and our tester averaged 11.3 L/100 km in combined driving. You might be surprised, as a couple of other people were, at this RX 350’s $68,000 price as tested; a $54,000 base price is more palatable, but that higher number is actually still an excellent value compared to many of the RX’s European competitors. The Acura MDX and Volvo XC90 are among the few upscale mid-size crossovers that comes in at a similar price point when fitted with close to the same features. The RX has always distinguished itself with strong value for money, but this latest version’s controversial styling helps set this crossover apart even more. And shoppers who don’t mind -- or even enjoy -- the RX’s look are the lucky ones who will discover they can own one of the most luxurious vehicles in its class for a very nice price.

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Toronto Endorses Plan for Road Tolls on Gardner and DVP

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oronto council has endorsed a plan to put tolls on the Gardiner Expressway and Don Valley Parkway, with all the revenue going toward a $33 billion slate of unfunded transit and infrastructure projects. The Ontario government will have to approve the decision, however, before the city can take any steps to implement the revenue tool. After nearly 12 hours of debate that was often polarized and sometimes even loud, the measure was approved by a vote of 32-9. Mayor John Tory, who bore the brunt of the criticism from some of his colleagues on council, spearheaded the idea — despite the fact that during his mayoral campaign he said tolls were “not a preferred option” to boost the city’s revenues. But he said Tuesday that he chose to move forward with the most palatable of three options suggested by staff. Those recommendations would have seen the city either raise property taxes by 10 per cent or sell off Toronto Hydro and other municipal assets. After the vote, Tory told reporters he was proud of council’s decisions. And he said he’s looking forward to the province making the legislative changes to allow it.

New & Net Trailer Orders More than Double Previous Month in November

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ew and net trailer orders surged in November, strongly indicating that the trailer buying season has begun. Driven mostly by Dry Vans, November net orders climbed 71% month-over-month, according to the most recent State of the Industry: U.S. Trailers published by ACT Research Co. (ACT). A drop in cancellations also helped boost last month’s sales. “Dry vans were also nearly equivalent to year-ago levels,” said Frank Maly, Director–CV Transportation Analysis and Research at ACT. Speaking on the comparison to last year, Maly continued, “Even with that surge, total trailer orders for the month still trailed last November by 7ppt, and ytd net orders are down one-third from 2015 volume.”

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Wabash National Corporation Launches Cold Chain Series Refrigerated Van Trailer

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abash National Corporation announced commitment from a fourth fleet to join the company’s launch program for its Cold Chain Series refrigerated van trailer made with molded structural composites. Leonard’s Express joins Werner Enterprises, K&B Transportation and Combined Transport—with dealers Regional International, TEC Equipment and Wick’s Truck Trailers—to bring the company’s

refrigerated trailer to the North American market, the company noted. “The launch program for our Cold Chain Series composite reefer continues to move forward as planned,” said Brent Yeagy, president and chief operating officer. “Refrigerated carriers see the superior performance benefits in our new molded structural composite technology. Many carriers have been very interested in participating in the launch

program so they can better understand the value of the performance benefits on their operations.” “We’re excited to show the progress we’ve made since we introduced our prototype trailer in February,” added Robert Lane, director of business development for Wabash National’s Commercial Trailer Products. “We’ve spent the past eight months in R&D undergoing further testing and qualifications and finalizing repair procedures. This reefer is unlike anything on the market today.” Wabash National’s Cold Chain Series refrigerated van is made out of the company’s proprietary molded structural composite with thermal technology (MSCT), which the company said improves thermal performance by up to 25% and is up to 20% lighter, while improving puncture and damage resistance. In addition, the molded structural composite floor system promises higher floor ratings—up to 24,000 pounds. “What this means for our customers is improved thermal efficiency, reduced fuel costs, increased payload and cargo capacity, optimized utilization and enhanced durability,” Yeagy explained. Molded structural composites are used in a wide range of applications, including aerospace, automotive, marine and commercial construction. This is the first time the technology is being used in the trailer industry. Wabash National also utilizes this technology in its previously commercialized refrigerated truck body. Production and field testing for the initial launch trailers will begin in the first quarter of 2017.

New Mobile Accident Reporting App Tool

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new mobile accident reporting app tool for the transportation industry has re-set the standard for documenting the occurrence of commercial and business vehicle traffic crashes. The Accident Plan app leads the driver through each critical step of the accident reporting process, and will also keep administrators informed in real time, document every vital aspect of the event and assemble it into a comprehensive accident report. In addition, it provides an animated, seven-chapter training video featuring “Skidmore.” Skidmore teaches drivers in advance about proper accident reporting and conduct. “The motor carrier has long held the disadvantage when it comes to crash defense,” says Brendan Dawson, Founder and CEO of Accident Plan. “That’s due, at least in part, to the driver not having proper tools and training with which to adequately handle a stressful crash scene event.” Baffled by the inadequacy of the old paper accident kit, Dawson said he built Accident Plan from scratch in order to give drivers a tool to help them focus on the critical task at hand and for motor carriers who need to proactively manage their claims. 46

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According to co-founder Patrick Fay of Fay Engineering, accident reconstruction experts since 1971, Accident Plan can help level the playing field for motor carriers by helping the driver capture critically important information.

“Vital data can be swept away quickly as emergency crews begin to clear the scene,” Fay says. “Accident Plan gives the driver and the motor carrier the best chance to collect that data while it’s still fresh.” “This information can create a distinct advantage during investigation and can significantly limit a carrier’s exposure during potential litigation.”


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