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Substance Abuse in the Industry

Weed it Out or Not?


he door is open now for legal recreational use of marijuana. The question is how wide is that door, especially within the trucking industry. Since almost nine out of ten Canadian truckers cross the border into the United States, rest assured, when an American DOT officer asks a Canadian driver to provide a urine sample, it better be absolutely clean. The USA is considering demanding hair samples to determine drug use. Urine tests may only indicate use up to a month previous, but hair testing could give positive results months after the last use. And neither indicate impairment, just use. In Canada however, current impairment is the litmus test, but in the USA, recent past use is enough to both prevent entry into the US and/or remove the ability to drive commercially in the USA. And therein lies the problem for truckers operating with a Canadian commercial driver’s license. In Canada, as long as there’s been a sufficient length of time that impairment is not an issue, quite likely, no charges will be laid. With wine, beer or spirits, the tests are accurate and have been adjudicated enough times that when the authorities say you’re intoxicated, you’re intoxicated and you have henceforth and evermore a criminal record which may prevent the crossing of the border. Even being hireable as a commercial driver for any purpose in Canada may be out of the question. Adding the use of recreational drugs, on one’s own time, creates a whole new level of risk for employers, who may 8

just take a pass on risking employing accommodation for recreational use, but recreational users as commercial drivers. even with such accommodation being It’s not about your right to indulge in given, the employer is still going to face a legal substance on your own time; it’s more culpability than an employer where about the employer’s right to mitigate accommodation with respect to legal risks in an industry that requires absolute recreational use of marijuana. safe operation of vehicles at all times. So, for now, the safest route for drivers The problem is our litigious society is to continue with drug abstinence or where precedence is the guide. It won’t find other industries for employment matter the actual reason for the incident that maybe more accommodating. For or even who is a fault or to what degree carriers, the safest route is to write iron that fault might be, that exchanges paint clad policies eliminating those who use and wrinkles fenders. It will open the marijuana recreationally from being doors for litigants to demand no previous employable. If the government can’t get drug use, not just the lack of impairment. it right, and it didn’t, then both carriers The drug user will be the one seen as the and drivers must protect themselves from one bearing all of the fault regardless of unforeseen situations for which they other circumstances. could be held accountable. The legalization of marijuana has For decades, illegal drug use was an opened a Pandora’s Box that can never issue. The trucking industry has done be closed. If ever a situation, where a remarkable job of bringing abusers the laws of unintended consequences to heel to the point where those that are created, this is an example of illwere drug abusers have all but been considered legislation of the highest eliminated. order. The legalization by the few states Carriers all have written policy on that have legalized recreational use, and standard operating procedures. But, the whole of Canada that has legalized is it enough to protect the carriers to the recreational use of marijuana, is a have written policy on how to deal with blow to advances made by the trucking impairment? No! Carriers must have industry to have a sober, drug free cadre written policy because they of safety specialist behind the must have written policy. Now, wheel of trucks. labour laws, not specifically Without reciprocity or written with drug impairment harmonization with the USA in mind must be used until laws, Canadian truck drivers the proper wording of labour must follow USA rules legislation is modified. These and regulations until there laws probably will only be is harmonization between updated after some precedent the two countries. That setting court cases have been harmonization is decades adjudicated. away. For now, just don’t use. G. Ray Gompf Unions may be demanding For every action, there

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is an equal and opposite reaction. In this case, the government of Canada has made actions without considering the ramifications of their actions. For every piece of paper created by the government, there are ten or more other pieces of paper that contradict the new piece of paper. Now, the genie

is out of the bottle – the government is responsible to find each and every contrary piece of paper and make the old and the new agree. Not only that, the government must now make all those corporate policies agree as well. The task is monumental but not totally impossible, just close to impossible. Court challenges may not get it 10

right either, which will exacerbate the problems and will have to be resolved in the Supreme Court. This means that for the next decade, the Canadian trucking industry will be trying to figure it all out. Life would be so much easier if everyone followed the rules but that is never going to happen. The world is full of people who don’t respect themselves so why would we expect them to respect others. In order to maintain and improve safety in trucking, carriers must play the role of enforcement to prevent truck drivers from driving impaired in any form. With there being such a disparity among unequal legislation in jurisdictions far and wide, the range of the North American trucker, the carriers must comply with the most stringent and write their corporate policy to comply there. This is going to be a hard decade for Carrier Human Resources types but in order to mitigate risks, and not violate various rights versus various laws, policies must be cast in concrete until somebody in a position of governmental power decides to make this a priority and

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get it right. Should we regulate what an employee can do while on the clock? Absolutely. But, know we need to answer questions of impairment. “When this incident occurred, is it possible this driver was impaired? The urine sample indicated this driver uses marijuana,” will become the lawyer’s favourite question in court. Definitions are paramount, and not all definitions have been forthcoming. In precedent-driven case law, definitions have to be earned, studied and argued. It would have been good if the government had given some definitive guidelines and it really didn’t. Open the court challenge rally. It’s all well and good to require court challenges to zero in on solutions, but when you’re the one in the court challenge, remember it’s your dime. You’re the one paying big money because if you capitulate, everyone else’s rights may continue to be violated. In order to protect yourself from that incredible legal expense to get the correct precedence set, it may just be safest of all not to get into the position of having to defend yourself in the first place. Legalization was just the easy step. Establishing precedent is now the difficult and expensive step and there are many more issues much more valuable as an industry. EASTERN EDITION


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Utility Trailer Manufacturing Introduces New Aerodynamic Device


tility Trailer Manufacturing Co., the industry’s largest manufacturer of refrigerated trailers and leading manufacturer of dry freight vans, flatbeds, and Tautliner® curtain-sided trailers, introduced its patented Utility Aerodynamic Tail (UAT). When paired with low rolling resistant tires and configured on a Utility dry van or reefer, the combination of the Utilitydesigned Aerodynamic Tail and Side Skirt are designed to reduce fuel use and aerodynamic drag. The Utility Aerodynamic Tail was engineered and tested to meet strict Utility operational requirements. Utility is the only trailer manufacturer that makes all of their own CARB (California Air Resources Board) and Canadian EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) compliant aerodynamic devices. “We always think about how we can make our trailers more fuel efficient. That is why we have pursued aerodynamic technologies which will further improve trailer performance. Our Utility Aerodynamic Tail was put through rigorous testing including a Computational Fluid Dynamics analysis,” said Jeffrey Bennett, Vice President, Engineering & Product Development for Utility. “Utility’s Aerodynamic Tail was developed to be user-friendly, maintenance friendly and the best overall value of similar products in the market.”

Weighing only 25 pounds and compatible on dry vans and refrigerated trailers with rear swing doors, the Utility Aerodynamic Tail is constructed of a UV-protected thermoplastic composite and comprised of two full height side fairings and one full width roof fairing. The side fairings are connected to the rear swing doors. Using standard opening procedures for the rear swing doors, the UAT automatically deploys when the doors are closed and folds back when the doors are open with no additional driver involvement necessary. The roof fairing does not interfere with lock rods or rear light areas and meets all DOT Photometric requirements.

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Gear up for the Holidays:

5 Essentials for the First-Time Driver on Your List A

s a parent, the struggle is real when it comes to gift ideas for your teenager. Maybe they could use another video game or a gift card to the mall. Or maybe, they’ve entered a new phase of their life and started driving. Take the guesswork out of the holiday season and give the gift of safety this winter. OK Tire has put together a list of musthave holiday gifts for the first-time driver in your life. From automotive services to essential safety items, you can rest easy this holiday season knowing your vehicle is in good hands. Visit your local OK Tire store for more info on these great gifts.

WeatherTech Floor Mats Keep your car interior safe from wet, slushy boots. Protective floor mats from WeatherTech Canada will have you resting easy while your teenager borrows the car, knowing the interior will be as spotless as ever. Winter Emergency Kit Why not assemble an emergency kit to keep in your vehicle for the harsh winter months? This can include non-perishable food and water, first aid supplies, flares, candles and matches, a flashlight, batteries and a cell phone charger. Warm clothes


and a spare tire with a toolkit are also good additions.

torn. Swap your torn wipers for improved visibility and keep your novice driver seeing clearly this winter.

Winter Tires A good set of winter tires can be the difference between rocking the road and losing control. Available exclusively at OK Tire, Blacklion carries winter tires designed with directional tread, deepsnow evacuation grooves and biting edge sipes to handle the winter weather like a pro.

Winter Wheels Everyone talks about winter tires, but winter wheels are just as important. Road salt can corrode your aluminum wheels, making them deteriorate faster. Pick up a set of steel wheels this winter as an investment in safety for you and your young driver.

Winter Wipers Did you know you should change out your wipers for the winter? After clearing snow and ice from your windshield, wipers can easily become cracked or

Preventative Maintenance A little preventative maintenance can go a long way for new drivers. By taking care of your winter maintenance now, you’re making an investment in you and your first-time driver’s future.

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Drivers and Carriers Disagree on Driver Shortage

The Weekend of Protests


n late December, protesters took to their trucks in Lloydminster, Estevan, Medicine Hat, Bonnyville, Brooks, and other centers to protest the Trudeau government’s destruction of the oil and gas industry in Canada. In Trudeau fashion, his solution is to throw money at the problem in an effort to buy votes with the money paid to the

government by those very same voters who paid the money but in the form of guaranteed loans. These protesters aren’t buying what Trudeau is selling. Clearly, they want pipelines built. They want means to get their products to market. Trudeau wants the very largest contributor to the Canadian economy shut down.


n a recent report from the American Transportation Research Institute, motor carriers listed the driver shortage and driver retention as their top 2 concerns regarding the state of the trucking industry. However, commercial drivers placed both issues much lower; fifth for driver retention and ninth for the shortage. In fact, commercial drivers listed hours of service, truck parking, and the ELD mandate as their top 3 concerns. “If the driver shortage is No. 1 and driver retention is No. 2 for carriers, then they better care about what’s on the drivers’ list,” ATRI President, Rebecca Brewster said. “I think it’s interesting when the shortage shows up on the drivers’ side of the equation, personally, because that means they are feeling the effects of there not being enough drivers to go around.” The American Transportation Research Institute received approximately 1,500 responses from both motor carriers and commercial drivers. The report is designed to help address each issue strategically in the future. EASTERN EDITION

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The Trucking Fraternity


here hasn’t been much good news in trucking for quite some time. From driver shortages, to rate fluctuations, the start of bad winter driving conditions and E-Logs, a lot of people in the trucking industry have been very frustrated. Having had the great opportunity to work with truckers and their families, I see the genuine caring nature of them first hand and want to

burn down a few years ago while going up a hill. To this day the cause of the fire was never found. But two fellow truckers behind this truck were able to see the smoke start and pulled the driver over and helped unhook the trailer from the tractor and saved the driver and the truck. I’m proud to know all of these drivers personally. I had a driver who collapsed in his truck at the Vancouver port. As each truck

share some real life stories of the good in truckers so we can start 2019 on a good note. When there is a car accident, quite often the first on the scene to offer assistance is a trucker. Time and time again they are the first to pull over and offer a hand. They are on the road all day and are technically working, but they will almost always stop regardless of time deadlines and see what they can do to help. I had a brand new trailer I had financed and imported in to Canada from the USA

moved up in the line, his truck didn’t move. A fellow friend and colleague driver who was behind him got out of his truck to check on his friend, found him hunched over and called for help. The driver had a serious stroke and luckily his friend checked on him in time. An air ambulance took the driver to the hospital and that saved his life. A few minutes later and the driver’s life would have ended at the port.


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I knew two drivers who were pulled over and parked legally in a median in Calgary. An out of control vehicle came at both drivers who were standing outside. The truck driver who saw the car coming at them pushed his friend out of the way, saving his life. When the friend got up he saw that his selfless friend had perished in this courageous act of saving his life. In 2008 when Greyhound passenger Tim McLean was attacked, mutilated, killed and partially consumed by Vince Weiguang Li, it was a truck driver who pulled over to help the bus driver and remaining passengers of the bus. He provided a crowbar and hammer for protection until the police arrived and arrested Mr. Li. The situation was obviously terrifying and most would run away as fast as possible but the trucker stayed and helped. Quite often truckers run into difficulty when trying to obtain a loan for a truck or trailer. I have encountered so many truckers who selflessly help out a friend by co-signing on the loan or even lend the down payment to help a friend or relative. I rarely encounter this in other industries and it goes to show what a tight knit bunch the trucking industry is. My business is based solely on referrals. So many of my truckers have become friends and sent their other friends and family to me to help them with finance deals. I have an open invitation for any meal at any driver’s house. They are so warm and welcoming. The drivers and wives refer to me as their sister and I enjoy the warmth of being treated like a member of the family. Even just dropping something off quickly to a driver’s home, the family who has never met me before welcomes me in and asks me to stay and to please eat something. It’s amazing. One driver once had some leftover lunch and came in to the trucking office and shared it with Pash Brar the office staff. I had already EASTERN EDITION




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left for the day and the next morning the staff told me that I missed out on his delicious leftovers. A few days later that same trucker came to the office so I mentioned to him that I heard he brought in this great food and too bad I missed it. The next morning he returned with hot freshly prepared food for everyone. I was so surprised. His lovely wife was thrilled everyone loved her food and got up early and made enough for everyone. I’ve had the pleasure of knowing this driver and his brother for many years and they’re such a nice group of people. For me, literally truckers are the best people. Many truck drivers keep in touch on the road using radio and newer technologies. Even cab drivers help each other. I watched in Edmonton as our cab driver got calls from fellow cabbies who told him how to reroute himself avoiding traffic jams to get me to the airport in time. The driver had a network of cab driver friends who all helped each

other. I have seen truckers do the same thing. Keeping a network of friends on the road is helpful to save time, cost and avoid possible hazards. Emotionally it is difficult to be away you’re your family for a long period of time while at work, and fellow drivers offer friendship and comradery until you get home from your load. An avid fan of this article Rudy from Saskatchewan texted me that “A smile is

a smile in any culture.” That is so true. He has encountered different cultures throughout trucking, but a simple gesture like a smile, will always be a positive thing. I hope everyone can go out on the road with a smile instead of anger, worry or stress this coming year. Just remember you’re in an industry with a lot of great people and that when times are tough, your fellow trucker is there for you to help pick up the pieces.

Manitoba to Become Fourth Province to Embrace MELT


he province of Manitoba is moving forward with consultations aimed at implementing a Mandatory EntryLevel driver Training (MELT) program, Infrastructure Minister Ron Schuler announced today. “Our government is focused on safety above all else,” Schuler said. “Mandatory entry-level training is something the trucking industry has asked for and we want to work in a collaborative way to ensure that Manitoba roadways are as safe as possible.” Consultations will be held Jan. 7 in Winnipeg and Jan. 10 in Brandon. Just days after Saskatchewan said it would begin a MELT program this coming March, Manitoba appears to following the same path and become the fourth province to do so. 20

“Mandatory entry-level training is something that would have broad impacts across sectors including transportation, infrastructure and agriculture,” Schuler said. “We want to hear from Manitobans and ensure this proposed change focuses on safety in collaboration with industry.” Following Saskatchewan’s announcement, Manitoba Trucking Association executive director Terry Shaw posted his thoughts on Twitter, writing, “ON, AB and now SK have all beaten MB out of the gate on this issue. MB is recognized as a transportation hub yet @ MBGov is silent on this critical transport policy. @TruckingMB members are concerned. @Brian_Pallister, @Min_ Schuler, will MB mandate truck driver training?” Shaw later tweeted, “Mandatory Entry Level Training (MELT) may be a reality

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across North America but @MBGov remains silent… AB – MELT 2019, SK – MELT 2019, ON – MELT in place now, US – ELDT 2020 (Entry Level Driver Training). MB is literally surrounded by MELT jurisdictions.” Alberta announced in October that it would implement a MELT program this spring. B.C. has not made any official announcements on whether it will have its own program in the near future. Manitoba’s effort to iron out a MELT program for Class 1 drivers began in April, working with Manitoba Education and Training, as well as Manitoba Public Insurance. Upcoming consultations will include discussions around training standards, approaches to out-of-province drivers, and the scope of individuals who will require MELT training. EASTERN EDITION

New Rule for Diabetic Truckers Takes Effect


n updated rule regarding the allowance of diabetics to get behind the wheel eliminates a typical two or three-month delay for drivers with diabetes to request an exemption from the FMCSA after being automatically disqualified for having the condition. In a statement supporting the new rule, the American Diabetes Association said, “The old rule contained a blanket exclusion against insulin use regardless of how well a person managed his or her diabetes. In 2003, FMCSA began granting exemptions to individuals who could satisfy criteria and wait out a long and cumbersome application process.” Under the old regulations, diabetic drivers were not allowed to drive while waiting for exemption resulting in a loss of income that could last up to 6-months. Dropping the exemption process under the new rule essentially moves the decision-making process from the FMCSA to the driver’s medical examiner,


who determines whether or not the individual has his or her diabetes under control. “It was not something that we asked to do; it was something FMCSA wanted us to do,” said Brian Morris, a Doctor and FMCSA Medical Review Board member. “We put a lot of work into this, and in my opinion, we didn’t really have a level of comfort doing it. What it does, in essence, is shift the responsibility and

liability on diabetics who use insulin from the FMCSA to the certified medical examiner.” On the other-hand, FMCSA Administrator, Raymond Martinez said in a statement, “This final action delivers economic savings to affected drivers and our agency and streamlines processes by eliminating unnecessary regulatory burdens and redundancy.”

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Webasto and Wanxiang A123 Sign Strategic Cooperation for Chinese Market


ebasto, global systems partner to almost all automotive manufacturers, and Wanxiang A123, manufacturer of lithium ion power batteries headquartered in Hangzhou, signed a strategic agreement at the regional headquarter of Webasto in Shanghai. The agreement enables a long-term strategic cooperation between both companies using the combined know-how and expertise of both partners. A first joint project is the development and production of a battery module, which will be integrated into the Webasto standard battery system for commercial vehicles for the Chinese market. The battery modules from Wanxiang A123 contain high-quality NCM battery cells. They allow optimum space utilization, possess high energy density and guarantee maximum safety. Webasto uses its competence in the fields of system integration and thermo management to offer with these cells a battery system with outstanding

battery system for commercial vehicles. A particular advantage of the Webasto standard battery system for commercial vehicles is its modular design: The product development process is shortened by the use of these standardized modules, so that even small quantities can be produced cost-efficiently. This design also enables individual and flexible adaptation to current technological developments and customer-specific requirements.

performance and reliability. “The establishment of the battery production in China is a significant step towards achieving our aim of becoming a leading global systems partner in the battery business,” explains Freddy Geeraerds, member of the Management Board Webasto SE and responsible for the Chinese market. “The quality of all Webasto products meet the highest standards in the industry. With this strategic cooperation with Wanxiang A123 we are very confident to secure this also for our battery systems in China.” In March 2018, Webasto signed a letter of intent with Samsung SDI to develop and manufacture a battery module specially optimized for Webasto for the European market. Webasto integrates this module into its battery packs of the standard

Peterbilt Recognized as a Top Place to Work for Women


eterbilt Motors Company announced it will be recognized by Women in Trucking as a top workplace for women in the trucking industry. Peterbilt will receive the award on November 13th as part of the Women in Trucking Accelerate conference being hosted this year in Dallas, Texas. “Receiving this award is a testament to Peterbilt’s commitment to fostering and empowering a diverse workforce,” said Jason Skoog, Peterbilt General Manager. “I am excited about our progress to date, and the continued expansion across all of Peterbilt’s diversity initiatives, including the implementation earlier this year of a EASTERN EDITION

Veteran’s affinity group.” In 2018 Peterbilt’s Women Initiative (PBWIN) has featured guest speaker Joann Lublin, retired management news

editor for The Wall Street Journal and author of “Earning It: Hard-Won Lessons from Trailblazing Women at the Top

of the Business World”, as well as led workshops on growing one’s personal brand. Empowerment of local students and individuals is an outreach initiative of PBWIN. The organization frequently visits local primary and secondary schools to promote STEAM education. Under the Peterbilt Diversity Council, Peterbilt has two affinity groups to date: PBWIN and the Veterans’ organization. PBWIN currently has more than 100 members within their organization who are dedicated to championing the empowerment of women at Peterbilt through education, support, networking, personal growth and development opportunities.

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Volvo Trucks to Demonstrate Volvo VNR Electric Models in 2019 and Commercialized in 2020 electrified transport ecosystem. Cities prioritizing sustainable urban development can leverage electrified transport solutions to help improve air quality and reduce traffic noise. Cleaner, quieter, fullyelectric commercial transport also creates opportunities for expanded morning and late-night operations, helping cut traffic congestion during peak hours.” The Volvo VNR Electric demonstration units will be based on the proven propulsion and energy storage technology currently being used in the European Volvo FE Electric, and builds on the Volvo Group’s accumulated corporate expertise in electrified transport solutions. Volvo Buses has sold more than 4,000 electrified buses since 2010. “The Volvo VNR is ideal for applications like heavy urban distribution,


olvo Trucks is taking a major leap into all-electric powered trucks with the VNR regional-haul for a demonstration program in California in 2019, expanding to commercial North American sales of the all-electric VNR in 2020. Peter Voorhoeve, president of Volvo Trucks North America, said “We are proud to announce the Volvo VNR Electric, designed to support cities focused on sustainable urban development and fleets operating in a range of regional-haul and distribution operations. The Volvo VNR Electric leverages the versatility of the new Volvo VNR series with a proven fullyelectric powertrain, and represents a strategic stride toward a comprehensive


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drayage and other regional applications where electric trucks will first have the greatest impact,” said Johan Agebrand, Volvo Trucks North America director of product marketing. “The VNR series has received tremendous industry acceptance since its April 2017 introduction and the addition of an all-electric powertrain provides even greater opportunities to expand its footprint in the regionalhaul market.” The Introduction of the Volvo VNR Electric models are part of an innovative partnership, known as LIGHTS (Low Impact Green Heavy Transport Solutions) between the Volvo Group, California’s South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD), and industry leaders in transportation and electrical charging infrastructure. “The LIGHTS project is a truly unique opportunity to showcase a holistic approach to electrification of the freight transport industry as we handle ongoing challenges including electricity generation and battery optimization,” said Voorhoeve. “We appreciate that the California Air Resources Board (CARB) and the SCAQMD have recognized our leadership and trusted us to oversee this project that will ultimately result in the commercialization of fullyelectric heavy-duty trucks. In addition to introducing the VNR Electric, through LIGHTS we will bring a complete sustainable freight solution with end-to-end electrification coordination with our many partners.” “Electric trucks bring many unknowns and our holistic focus through the LIGHTS project will help our fleet partners transition securely and smoothly based on their individual needs regarding driving cycles, load capacity, uptime, range and other parameters,” said Agebrand. “Within the project we’ll look at everything from route analysis and battery optimization to servicing and financing. We always aim to offer high uptime and productivity.” CARB awarded $44.8 million to SCAQMD for the Volvo LIGHTS project. The Volvo LIGHTS project will involve 16 partners, and will transform freight operations at the facilities of two of the United States’ top trucking fleets. Volvo LIGHTS is part of California Climate Investments, a statewide initiative that puts billions of CapEASTERN EDITION

and-Trade dollars to work reducing greenhouse gas emissions, strengthening the economy and improving public health and the environment – particularly in disadvantaged communities. Volvo Trucks provides complete transport solutions for professional and demanding customers, offering a full range of medium to heavy duty trucks. Customer support is secured via a global network of 2,100 dealers and workshops in more than 130 countries. Volvo trucks are assembled in 16 countries across the globe. In 2017, more than 112,000 Volvo trucks were delivered worldwide. Volvo Trucks is part of Volvo Group, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks, buses and construction equipment and marine and industrial engines. The Group also provides solutions for financing and service. Volvo Trucks’ work is based on the core values of quality, safety and environmental care.

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B.C. Considers MELT T

he Office of the Auditor General of B.C. says more needs to be done to ensure commercial vehicle safety in the province, including the consideration of a MELT program. The auditor general released a new report titled An Independent Audit of Commercial Vehicle Safety, indicating that during the past decade there are on average 300 people killed from vehicle collisions per year, with 20% involving heavy commercial vehicles. “The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General, and ICBC have commercial vehicle safety programs in place that prevent crashes and save lives, but much more needs to be done to ensure British Columbia’s roads are safe,” said the auditor general, Carol Bellringer. The report included a recommendation that work evaluating licensing strategies continue. “We recommend that ICBC continue its recent work to evaluate licensing strategies, including the effectiveness of B.C.’s commercial driver licensing standards, to improve road safety, and that it act upon the findings, in

coordination with the Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General,” the report states. “This should include consideration of mandatory entry-level training.” In B.C., heavy commercial vehicles

represent 3% of registered vehicles and involved 19% of fatal collisions in the province. The auditor general’s report does state that in the majority of the fatal collisions involving heavy vehicles, the commercial driver is not at fault. The report says safety education and awareness around commercial trucks are helpful but are limited due to budget constraints. The auditor general recommends that

the provincial government do more to ensure commercial vehicles are driving safely, and says government does not have a clear and effective system to hold licensed private inspection facilities accountable for complying with commercial vehicle safety standards. “As part of our audit, we identified a model that assesses the impact of roadside inspection and enforcement activities on commercial vehicle safety,” said Bellringer. “We adopted the model for use in B.C., then used it to analyze the data collected by the B.C. government. Over the past three years, roadside inspection and enforcement activities with commercial vehicles in B.C. prevented an estimated 1,100 crashes, including four fatalities and more than 260 injuries. Government should use this type of data analysis to set clear targets and allocate resources efficiently to meet its targets.” The question that hasn’t been asked is “If Quebec has had mandatory training for more than two decades, and they have, why hasn’t MELT become the catch phrase of the week before this, and what’s to study?”

Select Trailer Sales Wins Stoughton Blue Diamond Dealer Award


elect Trailer Sales has been named the first-ever winner of the Stoughton Blue Diamond Dealer Award. The Mississauga trailer dealer has been in business for more than 17 years, and offers Stoughton’s complete line of dry vans, refrigerated vans, and parts and service. The award recognizes sales growth, volume, customer service and 30

dedication. “Our team is committed to reflecting the highest standards of excellence synonymous with the Stoughton brand,” said Select Trailer Sales’ president Jamie Ferguson. “Our expert sales, service and parts staff delivers both the professionalism and knowledge you would expect when purchasing or

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innipeg, MB— Much has changed since 1958 when founders Frank and Gerry Arnold saw an opportunity to expand the family farm with the transportation of grain. Incorporated in August of 1958 this family operated business now employs 5 generations with the youngest employee being 21 years old and the oldest over 80 years old. The company has far surpassed what Frank and Gerry envisioned back in the fifties. Arnold Bros. Transport Ltd. hauls a variety of goods throughout Canada and the USA due to the multiple types of equipment the company has available. The company works with dozens of industries, with a loyal and long-standing customer base that relies on quality of service and people. Arnold Bros. Transport Ltd. has evolved over the years into various forms of trucking operations from hauling farm machinery on flat beds and agricultural products in the early days, to operating with dry van and refrigerated trailers in the present. Throughout the years, the company has always stayed focused on being a single source truckload company, servicing both Canada and the United States. 32

The company is headquartered in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada and provides services to a variety of Fortune 500 companies as well as rural small business operators; each one being a significant part of the growth. Arnold Bros. Transport Ltd. has offices in Milton, Calgary, and Edmonton and yard Locations in Vancouver, Regina, Saskatoon and Montreal. Arnold Bros. Transport Ltd. continues to be a family owned and operated business that values relationships with customers, employees, Owner Operators, and suppliers. It has changed greatly from its small beginnings, and always strives to be innovative and a leading company in the transport industry. Commitment to quality service, competitive pricing, safe and efficient operation along with a team of professional drivers and staff members are all reasons for the company’s 60 years in business, and continued success. A private Gala celebration for staff, Company Drivers, and Owner Operators took place Saturday, Oct 6th, 2018 at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg, MB, where everyone in the company enjoyed an evening of memories, fellowship, and looking towards the future.

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Truckers Protest Again, Fighting for Alberta


ruckers For Pipelines organized a convoy to show Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government their dissatisfaction with the current state of the oil and gas industry. “We obviously need pipelines,” said Laurie Ryan, Laurlee Energy Services’ owner. “We need our product to go to the coast either way—east or west or north— and get some fair market value for our product and share the wealth to the rest of the country, including our families.” Two days after Ottawa gave Alberta’s energy sector $1.6 billion, the opposition leader said oil and gas workers “don’t need handouts.” “Give a province $1.6 billion you might feed them for a couple of weeks, but let them build a pipeline to get our energy to market and you can feed them for a generation,” Scheer said. The federal government purchased the Trans Mountain pipeline for $4.5 billion earlier this year, but the expansion hit a wall when the Federal Court of Appeal ruled the liberals did not consult enough with Indigenous and environmental groups.

Despite the large purchase price, Scheer believes “there are politicians across the country that don’t believe in our energy sector, that don’t want to see it developed or expanded.” “But conservatives are joining common cause with those across the country that

do want to support this sector.” More than 2,200 trucks participated in the convoy, a spokesperson for Truckers For Pipelines said. Leduc RCMP said there were extreme traffic delays while the trucks drove towards the rally.

Great Dane Announces New Vice President of Aftermarket


reat Dane today announced the appointment of Bill Healy as the company’s new vice president of Aftermarket. Healy is the successor to current VP of Aftermarket Dave Durand, who will retire in 2019. Healy joined Great Dane in February 2018 as the director of Aftermarket Parts Sales. “Bill’s extensive experience in aftermarket sales and operations leadership has been a great asset to our Aftermarket team during his time with the company,” said Chris Hammond, Great Dane’s executive vice president of Sales. “I’m looking forward to seeing how he puts his knowledge and expertise to use as he leads the Great Dane 34

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Aftermarket group into the future.” In his new role, Healy will provide overall leadership of Great Dane’s Aftermarket department, overseeing the company’s parts distribution center (PDC) and all parts activities associated with Great Dane branches, dealers and distributors in the US, Canada, Mexico and South America. Healy has more than 30 years of aftermarket experience spanning across multiple industries. He has extensive experience leading aftermarket strategy and working with distribution in both OEM and independent automotive aftermarket environments.


Saskatchewan Harmonizes Super Singles Rules with Ontario weight on 455 mm tires or wider from 3,850 kg to 4,250 kg per tire. This increase does not apply to tires on the steering axle. In coming months, regulations will

be amended to allow trucks to use the tires without a permit. Saskatchewan’s super single pilot program, which began in July 2017, will also become permanent.


askatchewan is expanding, making permanent, and harmonizing its single widebase tire program with Ontario’s in an effort to improve internal trade. “Our provinces are taking action to create a better trade environment in Canada that will result in real benefits to our key sectors and the people who do business in our provinces,” said Trade and Export Development Minister Jeremy Harrison. “This announcement is one of several initiatives the provinces are working on to enhance internal trade between Saskatchewan and Ontario.” The harmonization of the super single tire programs is intended to make shipments easier for trucking companies traveling between the two provinces. It is also expected to help curb greenhouse gas emissions. “With thousands of trucks transporting goods in and out of the province, an increase in fuel economy reduces both shipping costs and carbon emissions,” said Highways and Infrastructure Minister Lori Carr. “This program shows that provinces can reduce internal barriers to trade and have a positive impact on the environment by working together.” The expansion of the single wide-base tire program applies to all 12-month primary weight highways and allows permitted trucks to increase EASTERN EDITION

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B.C. Audit Proves What Truckers Have Always Known


n accordance with the Auditor General Act, the British Columbia auditor general recently published “An Independent Audit of Commercial Vehicle Safety” report. The audit focused primarily on heavy commercial vehicles rather than taxis, limousines and emergency vehicles. In her opening comments, Auditor General Carol Bellringer said that trucks represent only 3 percent of registered vehicles in the province but account for 19 percent of the fatal collisions. However, Bellringer was not quick to put blame on the truckers. “In the majority of those fatal collisions, the commercial driver is not at fault,” Bellringer wrote in her comments. “All road users have a responsibility for safety around commercial vehicles.” Regarding licensing, the audit found that the government could not determine if commercial licensing standards are adequate. However, the government has begun looking into the issue. Comparing the province’s standards to Europe and the U.S., the audit points out that specialized training is not required to obtain a commercial license in British Columbia. The audit notes that safety education and awareness programs that focus on

safe driving in and around commercial vehicles can prevent crashes, but that none of the existing programs in the province have “the budget or authority for overall responsibility.” The report recommends the provincial government “establish clear responsibility for the promotion of commercial vehicle road safety education and awareness.” “In fatal collisions between passenger vehicles and trucks, research has shown that the driver of the passenger vehicle is more often at fault than the truck driver,” the report states. “In nonfatal collisions, research suggests truck drivers are equally at fault. Therefore, drivers of both passenger and commercial vehicles need education on driving safely in and around trucks.” As far as inspections go, the audit was more confident in the government’s licensed private inspection facilities. One point of concern is that the Ministry of Transportation does not have a system set up to hold those facilities accountable when they do not follow the rules.

According to the audit, commercial vehicle safety programs in the province prevented approximately 1,100 crashes, including four fatalities and more than 260 injuries, saving $130 million in costs. Cost savings include lost working

days, medical costs and $18 million in insurance costs. The audit states that while the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia and the Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General all have safety programs that prevent crashes and save lives, more needs to be done to further ensure road safety in British Columbia.

Family of Late Calgary Trucker Receive Donations from the Community


n the morning of December 3, 2018, Amandeep Sethi’s co-driver was backing up his truck to hook up the trailer, not knowing Sethi was behind the truck ultimately crushing him between the two machines. Amandeep Sethi was 44-years old and 36

worked as an owner-operator under contract at Bison Transport in Calgary. He leaves behind two young children and his wife without an income. In the wake of this tragedy, a family friend of the Sethi’s started a GoFundMe page to pay for the funeral costs and the

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family’s living expenses until they can get back on their feet. Close to five days after Amandeep’s death, donations passed the $60,000 mark. Amandeep’s wife, Suvidha, said she is deeply thankful for all of the donors; even someone who’s put forward just a dollar. EASTERN EDITION


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First Ministers Talk ELDs, Equalize Single Tire Weights, Remove Trade Barriers


he Canadian Trucking Alliance has given a thumbs up to the announcement by the First Ministers Conference in Montreal to remove internal trade barriers for the trucking industry, specifically the agreement on weight parity between dual tires and new generation, wide-based single tires on heavy truck configurations in Canada. The joint communique issued by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Minister of Intergovernmental and Northern Affairs and Internal Trade Dominic LeBlanc and the provincial and territorial first ministers will commit provinces and territories to align their regulations allowing the same weight on single tires as on duals tires. Following an update to the National Memorandum of Understanding on Vehicle Weights and Dimensions (MoU) and to regulations in non-complying provinces and territories, this will allow movement of single tire-equipped trucks and trailers in support of the Canadian supply chain when operating on highway 38

networks designated by each province. The MoU was first implemented in 1988 and is an agreement between the federal government and all provinces and territories to promote Canadian harmonization of weights and dimensions of heavy vehicles. Since that time, the MoU has been expanded to include more vehicle configurations and regularly updated by the Council of Ministers of Transportation based on recommendations of a national Task Force. “CTA and its provincial association partners have been advocating for these changes since 2008 and we are grateful for efforts by all levels of government to move forward on this issue,” said CTA’s Geoff Wood, Sr. VP, Policy. “This is truly a show of support for the Canadian trucking industry and the supply chain. We are looking forward to the MoU update and necessary regulation changes to operationalize this key announcement.” Wide single tires have many benefits to Canadian fleets specifically, including, reduced weights that improves vehicle

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productivity, GHG reduction, and increased traction in winter conditions. The change also effectively ends the competitive advantage of cross-border US trucking fleets over Canadian carriers that operated in both the Canadian domestic markets and into the United States. The change allows one tire spec for both domestic and international operations without weight penalties. “This is true progress and shows how government-industry collaboration can support our industry,” says Wood. “It also opens the door for further positive discussions for some provincial trucking associations to work with provincial government representatives to review and expand the highway network on which these tires can be used.” Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs) were also among the main items discussed by the First Ministers Conference during the session on removing internal trade barriers in truck transportation in Canada. “CTA applauds the First Ministers for agreeing to move forward cooperatively EASTERN EDITION

on this issue. By introducing this technology in unison and with urgency for federally and provincially regulated truck operations, governments are levelling the playing field and enhancing highway safety across Canada. It is important all governments approach ELDs as a priority to have regulations in place by January 2020 to align closely with the US ,” said Wood. ELDs, which electronically monitor truck driver hours of service compliance, were introduced in the United States in 2015 and will be required on all trucks operating in the US by the end of 2019. Canadian proposals to follow suit with the US were introduced in late 2017 and federal and provincial governments are working towards introducing similar requirements in Canada. CTA would like to see this regulation implemented as soon as possible (January 2020) and believes the addition of third-party certification of the ELD technology and the elimination grandfathering provisions for outdated non-ELD electronic technology will go a long way towards aligning our regulations with the US and providing enhanced legitimacy to hours of service compliance in Canada. “In addition to the first ministers, Federal Transport Minister Marc Garneau and members of the Council of Ministers Responsible for Transportation and Highway Safety should be commended for their efforts to date on this file,” added Wood. “Hours of service regulations are the common denominator by which all trucking activity takes place and the movement towards ELDs in Canada is a huge leap forward for business competitiveness making our roads safer.” In a statement the government said it is committed to developing “harmonized standards in the trucking sector, building on federal investments in the National Trade and Transportation Corridors initiative. Federal, provincial and territorial governments will work together on an accelerated basis to harmonize standards for wide-base tires, ELDs and size and weight restrictions.” EASTERN EDITION









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2019 Kia Forte What’s your Forte?


ont-Tremblant, QC: When Kia Motors first began selling their cars in North America in the mid1990’s, nobody thought the small Korean brand would amount to much. Kia’s sister company, Hyundai, hadn’t faired very well either and at that time, had no way of ever challenging Honda or Toyota. Rather than bowing out and admitting defeat, Kia Motors invested more talent and funds into the brand, resulting in one of the most astonishing turnarounds in automotive history.


The Kia Forte made its debut in 2008, with the tag line, “What’s your Forte” that resonated with buyers a many. It was a very cool looking car, and with the Koup variant, the brand was on the rise. Now into its third generation, the Forte has evolved further, enough so to compete with the Civic and Corolla. Can it go headto-head with the leaders of the pack? To find out, we were invited to the areas of Ottawa and Tremblant to find out. Whereas the automotive industry seems to be shifting towards the SUV/crossover designs, readers will be surprised to know that last year, the Forte was Kia’s highest

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volume seller, ahead of its SUV siblings. The Forte has become the face of the brand, and for good reasons. Upon first glance, there are hints of bigger brother Stinger in the Forte’s styling. Up front, the tiger nose grille, coupled with X-shaped Daytime Running Lights (DRL’s) and prominent air ducts make the car look wider and more menacing. The long hood, high beltline and short rear deck give the Forte a sportback look. It’s arguably the best looking in the bunch: not as aggressive as the new Civic or bland like the Sentra, this compact really appeals to a wider


spectrum of buyers. Readers will also be happy to know that the 2019 Forte is larger, by 80mm, than the current model, allowing for extra interior room. Even with the car being bigger, the cherry on the top is the fuel efficiency has been improved by about 17%, something we’ll talk about later. Buyers also won’t be disappointed with the car’s interior, which will again be vaguely familiar. The turbine vents, inspired by the Stinger, give the feeling of a sporty car. Both front and rear passengers enjoy a good amount of room and the Forte comfortably seats five. I tried both the front and rear seats and was thoroughly satisfied with legroom and shoulder room. The use of materials is actually very good, with softer materials used above waist level and harder plastics below. What’s more is that a leather-wrapped steering wheel is standard, even on the base trim! If you’re carrying cargo, don’t fret: the trunk is huge for a compact car. We easily stored our suitcases, backpacks and still had lots of extra space. Another important aspect, and not just for millennials, is that the new Forte comes standard with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, both of which display EASTERN EDITION

nicely on the standard 8” touchscreen. the fall season because everything looks In all honesty, if you haven’t used the just beautiful, a fitting backdrop for the interface of your cell phone (Android or Forte. Apple) in your car, you’re I said before that I find missing out on a lot and the 2019 Forte to be the thankfully, the Forte has best-looking car in this this pointed check off. Kia segment, and the drive is also mentioned that having just as good. Occupants this option is one of the top don’t feel cramped at all four things buyers want in and the car proves to be a new car. stable, yet agile at the same The drive route for time. The new suspension the 2019 Forte began in setup on the Forte is a Ottawa and landed us in little on the firm side, Mont-Tremblant. There’s something I like and what Jag Dhatt something about driving many buyers are looking Accredited AJAC Journalist through these areas during for. Now that doesn’t mean JANUARY - February 2019


it’s harsh, but more on the sporty side and feels well connected to the road. Couple that with a steering that doesn’t have a vague centre and you’ve got a car that is very fun to drive. Did I mention that it’s quiet as well? From straightaways to twisty, winding roads, the new Forte came

own version of the CVT, labeled the IVT (Intelligent Variable Transmission), in 2016 and their goal was to make it the best in the business. Did they succeed? Well, I’ve driven many cars that have a CVT and yes, they have become better over time, but still aren’t great. Kia’s

chain, which we’re told is better than the conventional belt. The end result is that the car is very responsive, but as mentioned before, 17% more fuel efficient. As in other Kia models, the new Forte’s transmission has 3 modes – Normal, Sport and Smart – that will enhance the steering and responsiveness of the car. Even though the base 2019 Forte starts at $16,495, Kia is betting that the hot seller will be the EX trim, which gets you a lot for $20,995. For example, there’s wireless charging, 16” alloy wheels, LED headlamps, blind spot detection and rear cross traffic alert. Of course, you still get the leather-wrapped steering wheel, heated front seats and a bunch of other standard features. While many people think that sedans are on the way out, there are some that are keeping their presence and the 2019

through without a glitch. With increasing demands for better and better fuel efficiency, many manufacturers have moved to a continuous variable transmission (CVT) vs the traditional gear system. Basically, rather than hard gears, a CVT has a pair of variable diameter pulleys, joined by a belt. As the pulleys move closer or further apart, it changes the ratio of the gears, and thus, the transmission’s ratio. An advantage of the CVT is better fuel economy, but it comes with a trade-off, a loss of driving excitement. But, like it or not, they are here to stay. Kia began working on their

new IVT is probably the most impressive of the bunch, so much so that I would argue that anyone taking this car for a test drive would think it had hard gears. This car’s CVT uses a flexible 42

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Forte is one of them. Kia’s new tagline, a compact, not a compromise is a spoton description of the new Forte. Anyone looking at buying a compact definitely needs to take this car for a test drive because trust me, it will surprise you. EASTERN EDITION

Cat Says New 12.5L C13B Engine Delivers 15L Powerhouse


aterpillar has introduced a new engine it says delivers is 15-litre power at a system weight that is 32 percent lighter. Designed for high-hour and long-life construction, agriculture and industrial applications of more than 10,000 hours, the new C13B is a 12.5-litre engine with a power density reaching 46 horsepower per liter. It’s available in multiple power ratings from 456 hp to 577 hp. Peak torque is 1,943 lb.-ft., and Cat says the engine boasts excellent load acceptance thanks to high torque rise. Cat says the engine delivers peak power across a wide speed range, “enabling OEMs to optimize machine performance based on their application needs.” The C13B features a new aftertreatment system that utilizes a diesel oxidation catalyst (DOC), diesel particulate filter and high-efficiency selective catalytic reduction (SCR) to eliminate

the need for exhaust gas recirculation. As a result, Cat says fuel consumption has been reduced by up to 6% and the system is 63% lighter and 65% smaller than its current equivalent. The engine is configurable with a wide range of factory installed options, Cat says, giving OEMs a choice of transmission interfaces, rotating electrics and other machine interfaces. It will be available with engine-mounted aftertreatment and installed radiators from the factory. “We understand that not all customers have the resources to design, manufacture and validate on the same scale,” says Jeff Moore, Product Director of Research and Development for Cat’s 7.2 to 18L engines. “For that reason, Caterpillar designs its products with the flexibility to accommodate various OEM requirements, resulting in lower installation costs.” The C13B will enter full production in 2019.



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All-new Loadlink Puts it all Under One Hood


ransCore Link Logistics announces the launch of its highly anticipated Loadlink next generation service. A new edition of the load board enables members of the service to combine all of their freight matching activities on Canada’s largest freightmatching network. The new software is a single platform service, discontinuing the need for member apps to operate in silos. Loadlink is packed with incredible new technology that enables a lighter, faster and seamless service that requires no install. The first Loadlink launched in 1990 revolutionized the way that the Canadian trucking industry looked for loads and equipment. “It forever changed the way that technology could play a crucial part in trucking,” said Claudia Milicevic, TransCore’s senior director & general manager. “This redesign of Loadlink started with answering the needs of what current members of the software wanted most, the intuitive user experience that customers will benefit from, and jammedpacked features that current and future Loadlink customers are going to love.” Fuller, More Immersive Freight Matching Activities Include:

Loadlink Driver app: The free Driver app is essential for drivers who want to work with Canada’s freight brokers and carrier companies on Loadlink. The Driver app enables driver tracking which bridges the gap so that customers can be serviced better.

Real-Time Load Tracking: Once assigned a load, carriers can track the driver’s location with time stamps and share this information with the broker. Document Sharing: Once a load is delivered, the driver can take a photo of the proof of delivery and upload it to Loadlink, which can then be shared with any party the carrier desires to. Templates for frequent lanes: Repetitive postings are easily accessed with the option to repost select or all postings

available for the day. Preferred networks: Customize private networks benefit preferred companies in specific lanes. Trucking industry innovations are critical to meeting the demands of the future. The new Loadlink brings forward efficiencies, time saving and revenue-generating opportunities that are all important to help elevate the way freight is moved. With over 18 million loads, and trucks on the system and over $2.5 billion in invoiced transactions on its Rate Index truckload spot market rate tool, Loadlink, Rate Index and other ancillary products continue to be vital services to its customers. “We’ve worked hard for more than a year building, testing and reinventing our approach to load matching,” said Milicevic. “This enhanced Loadlink creates a unique and engaging experience that will provide existing and new Loadlink customers with fresh ways for more revenue opportunities for their business. We’re excited to be making this available to existing customers first.” Start Making Money Now Contact Loadlink (1-800-263-6149) to find out about current promotions and learn how you can start using the new Loadlink today.

CNG Stations Open on 401


hree trucks stops along Hwy. 401 in Ontario now have compressed natural gas (CNG) filling stations for heavy trucks. The stations were installed by Union Energy Solutions Limited Partnership and Clean Energy Fuels. They’re located at Windsor Travel Centre, the Flying J between London and Woodstock, Ont., and the Flying J in Napanee, Ont. The London station will offer renewable 44

natural gas (RNG). “Natural gas as a transportation fuel is the best solution to deliver emission reductions associated with diesel fuel from our highways, roads and communities,” said Chad Lindholm, vice-president at Clean Energy. “This network of CNG stations will enable heavy-duty truck fleets to confidently travel these routes ensuring they have sufficient fuel as they cross Canadian and provincial borders as well as travelling

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into the United States.” “We are proud to introduce new CNG fuelling stations at our Flying J locations in London and Napanee,” added Clint Lawrence, region manager for Flying J. “Both travel centres are located on key stretches of highway for professional drivers, and these fuelling stations will help to make their journey smooth and seamless while offering a fuel alternative for professional drivers.” EASTERN EDITION




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Day & Ross Buys Stonehammer


ay & Ross announced it has purchased Alberta-based Stonehammer Transport. “This acquisition in Western Canada is a significant complement to our eastern flatbed fleet, bolstering our national network to better serve our customers,” said Bill Doherty, CEO. “We are proud 46

to welcome the Stonehammer team to the Day & Ross family, and we look forward to working together to provide quality service with a commitment to safety.” Stonehammer operates in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and B.C., servicing the energy, construction and power industries. Its fleet includes 53-ft.

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stepdecks, flatbed trucks, cargo trucks and one-ton trucks. “This is a great addition to our fleet and another key step in expanding our service offering,” said Doug Tingley, president, Day & Ross Freight.



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