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Editor’s Note / sMpwdkI

Jag Dhatt

With the summer holiday months now ending, for many, the year is just beginning: back to school, waking up earlier, and of course, homework. While school supply shopping with my girls last week, one of them asked me how all their supplies get to stores. And thus, I told them of the importance of the trucking industry; from the production lines to the warehouses and finally, to the stores, most cargo is at one point in time carried by truckers. It’s funny how a shopping trip can become a learning experience for our kids. A big dilemma for many professional drivers is whether to become an owner/operator or a driver for an established company. There are pros and cons to both sides and in this issue, Ray Gompf shares his viewpoints based on his extensive history in the transport industry. One of the most exciting stories in this past year has been Volvo’s new trucks, especially the new VNR & VNL models. One of our writers, Raman Singh, was invited to the launch event to experience these new trucks. Finally, during the summer, I was invited to the 2017 Movin’On by Michelin Global Conference on Sustainable Mobility in Montreal. The conference was abuzz with news, talks, seminars, activities, and many hands-on experiences that focused on sustainable mobility. A highlight was the new Michelin Vision Concept Tire, something that doesn’t seem too far in the future. I also had the opportunity to sit and speak with Laura De Sanctis, Michelin’s heavy trucks Marketing Communications Coordinator, about her experience in the transport industry. Overall, it was quite the conference. Visit our site at www.desitrucking.com for more stories and features. And as always, stay safe and remember, share the roads. hux jdoN grmIAw dIAW Cu`tIAW mu`k rhIAW hn, bhuiqAW nUM l`g irhw hY ik nvW swl SurU ho irhw hY: muV skUL SurU, svyry CyqI au`Txw Aqy nwL hI b`icAW dy hom vrk krn dw iPkr[ mYN jdoN AwpxIAW b`cIAW nwL hux ipCly h&qy skUL dI splweI KRId irhw sI qW ie`k bytI ny Acwnk pu`iCAw, ieh swrw smwn ie`Qy iks qrHW Aw jWdw hY[ ieh vDIAw mOkw sI jdoN mYN aunHW nUM tr`ikMg ieMfstrI dI mh`qvpUrn BUimkw nUM smJw skdw Aqy mYN aunHW nUM sB d`isAw ik vsqW bxwaux vwLy kwrKwny ies nUM vyArhwaUs ‘c Byjdy hn ij`QoN ik ieh bhuqw smwn tr`kW rwhIN aunHW storW ‘c phuMcdw hY, ij`QoN ik qusIN ieh smwn KRId rhy ho[ ieh bVI vDIAw g`l sI ik ik smwn KRIdx dy ies itRp ‘c tr`ikMg ieMfstrI dI mh`qqw vI Awpxy Awp hI d`sI geI[ ies qrHW b`icAW leI ieh ie`k jwxkwrI dw mOkw vI bx igAw[ bhuq swry fRweIvrW leI ieh duic`qI bxI rihMdI hY ik kI auh Enr Awprytr bxn jW kyvl iksy sQwpq kMpnI dI fRweIvrI hI krdy rihx[ ienHW dovW p`KW dIAW lwB Aqy hwnIAW vI ies AMk ‘c ryA goNP, ijnHW dw tRWsport ieMfstrI ‘c lMbw qzrbw hY, v`loN bhuq vDIAw FMg nwl smJweIAW geIAW hn[ ipCly swl dIAW vDIAw khwxIAW ‘coN ie`k sI volvo dy nvyN Awey tr`k[ Kws krky VNR Aqy VNL mwfl[ swfy lyKkW ‘coN rmn isMG nUM ienW dy lWc krn smyN s`idAw igAw sI qW ik auh ienHW nvyN tr`kW dw Awpxw qzrbw horW nwL sWJw kr skx[ies sbMDI vI aunHW dw lyK vI pVHx Xog hY[ ienHW grmIAW ‘c mYnuM vI mWtrIAl ‘c hoeI 2017 mUivMg Awn kwnPRMs ‘c s`idAw igAw[ies kwnPRMs ‘c ij`Qy sYmInwr Aqy hr pRkwr dI jwxkwrI id`qI geI Aqy bhuq swrIAW AYkitvtIAW vI sn, au`Qy nwl hI sB ku`J kr ky vI ivKwieAw igAw[ sB qoN v`D iK`c dw kwrn sI Michelin Vision Concept Tire jo ik nyV Biv`K ‘c Aw irhw hY[ mYnUM ies dI mwrkIitMg kimaunIkySn koAwrfInytr nwL vI g`lbwq krn dw mOkw imiLAw Aqy aunHW ny tr`ikMg ieMfstrI sbMDI Awpxy qzrby sWJy kIqy[smu`cy qOr ‘qy ieh bhuq vDIAw kwnPRMs ho inbVI[ hor idlcsp khwxIAW Aqy jwxkwrI leI swfI vY`bsweIt www. desitrucking.com ‘qy jwE[ pihlW vWg Aws krdy hW ik sur`iKAq rhogy[ sVk nMU bwkIAW nwL rL ky vrqxw vI nw Bu`lo[

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what it takes to move the nation’s freight. When faced with the choice to be a company drivers or owner operator, there is no choice in my mind – pack your lunch in a paper sack and ask the company where the keys are. And believe me, I’ve been both for many many years, with more miles than I care to remember. If ever we can get the government to recognize truck driving as a skilled trade, with skill development that’s trackable, testable, over and above that which is the basic requirement for the classified license tested and issued by the government…, if ever we can get the government to recognize truck driving as a skilled trade, then there can be definite career paths. Right now, once you get that government issued commercial driver’s license, you are at the top of your game. There is no more pay increases for additional skill development and no incentive for any learning beyond that which is required for the license. But, there definitely is much more skill development that is learned, earned and expected, all without benefit of skill development training, testing or increased pay for skill. Also, without benefit of company input. If you want to advance your own skill development, then you have to pay for your own skill development. You want to know something else – you have to find that old hand that’s been around since the wheel was invented and beg him to teach you. I won’t say “her” in this instance because this old hand has been around since before women were invented. I will say there are some very fine, skilled female drivers out there who have developed skills that we should learn. Women try to find a better way to match their usual lesser physical strength. She will use reason rather than bull strength but accomplish the task. To be a small business owner operator trucker, you will first need a truck and let’s say that truck is $170,000. Then you need to license that truck, which costs on average about $3,000. Then, you need a trailer, costing anywhere from $40,000 to $150,000 depending on what you want to haul and how you want to haul it. Then you have to insure said vehicle at $25,000, give or take, more give though. You don’t have a customer yet, so maybe you should get a customer and then decide the type of equipment you may need to haul your customers’ freight. Then you have to become a compliance expert. There are so many rules and regulations, and then 63 jurisdictions all with differences in similar rules and regulations, so it’s not like you learn one and you’re good to go. Then there are federal rules and provincial rules, and different federal rules and state rules and then…well, you can tell it’s a jungle out there. That’s why many small business owner operators opt to placing some other company’s name on their door and allow that other company to assume some of the costs. Most “other” companies negotiate insurance for their entire fleet and will extend that insurance to the small business owner operator, even though most of them will charge back a fee to the small business owner operator for such insurance. Many large carriers employing small business owner operators will extend fuel cards and charge the small business owner operator back, but at least the small business owner operator isn’t forced to pony up his own money for fuel before he or she gets that first pay. But for every service that “other” company whose name you put on the door, there is a cost and although it comes off the pay statement of the small business owner operator, it’s still a cost that must be considered. Oh, that’s another thing. Every small business owner operator MUST know to four decimal points what the cost of running his 10

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It’s recommended to take a few photos. Take the photos from close up and also from further away so it can be understood as to where the flaw exists on your equipment. There are sample photos attached to guide you. Once photos are ready call the manufacturer warranty or customer service department to obtain a pre-repair authorization and to return the damaged parts to the manufacturer. The client will either be reimbursed by the manufacturer for approved parts and labour upon providing a receipt copy, or pay the shop doing the work directly. Keep in mind that warranty or customer service departments

can often be busy. If you call and get the voicemail, leave your contact information, a description of the problem and the serial or VIN number and do so loudly and clearly. This will help expedite your claim when the department returns your call. Another option is to email the department. Most manufacturers provide an email address contact. Here you can send your photos, VIN and brief description of the issue requesting a pre-repair authorization, and later receipts for payment reimbursement. When purchasing warranty or extra warranty, often it can be financed in to the deal. It may seem expensive at first, but affordable once financed in to monthly installments included in your payment. Some lenders may even require warranty to authorize the deal. Selling your equipment with transferable warranty is a major incentive to prospective buyers. There are also after market warranties available for purchase by outside company’s who are not the manufacturer, but make sure you read the fine print and understand what components will be covered and who is authorized to do the repair before making the purchase. If the manufacturer itself is offering extra warranty I encourage clients to purchase it and show a comparison of their lease payment with or without warranty to show the affordability. Keeping records of all warranty issues are very important for manufacturers. If an issue keeps recurring, the photos and damaged components will be reviewed by the engineering department and possible adjustments can be made to prevent future issues. If a problem exists, please point it out to the manufacturer, to prevent downtime and loss of income and possibly injuries to others in the future.

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Women in the Trucking Industry A chat with

Laura De Sanctis

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n a profession that used to be dominated by men, it’s nice to see more and more women now become part of this global industry. From owner-operators and drivers to CEO’s of companies, women have become dominant forces in the industry. At the 2017 Movin’On by Michelin Global Conference on Sustainable Mobility in Montreal, we had the opportunity to sit with Laura De Sanctis, Michelin’s heavy trucks Marketing Communications Coordinator and chat with her about her time and experience with, and thoughts on, the trucking industry. JD: Hi Laura and thank you for taking the time to sit and chat with us. I know this is a busy time for Michelin at the Movin’On Conference. LDS: Not a problem and yes, it is quite a busy, but exciting, time for the entire Michelin team. JD: What have you done prior to joining Michelin? LDS: I have an English degree with a minor in History, and worked in the retail industry for six years. After that, I joined a start-up company as a copywriter and eventual content manager. I then did some work with Google Ad Words and some digital marketing. JD: What was the first position you had with Michelin Canada? LDS: When I joined Michelin, I was the Digital Marketing Coordinator for passenger tires. As time went on, I got to work with many people in the company and took on more responsibilities. It was a lot of hard work, but the work was rewarding. JD: And now? LDS: Now, I handle all marketing communication for heavy trucks. I took over the role from Nathalie Du Cap, who has moved onto another position in the company. JD: Well, congratulations on the recent promotion. LDS: Thanks so much. It’s a lot of work and the learning curve is steep. But I like the challenge and plus, Michelin gives me great support if ever needed. JD: What are your thoughts on women in the transport industry? LDS: It is still a male dominated

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industry, but the gap is closing. One thing that I want to emphasize is that women should not be put off by this fact. With hard work and persistency, doors always open. Michelin, for example, believes in equal opportunity and for that reason, there are lots of women in the company. JD: Where do you see yourself in five years? LDS: I want to spend more time in marketing to actually master the marketing side. Afterwards, I may look at the opportunity to move into the sales side. There are lots of opportunities within Michelin. JD: What are some of the things of your role that you really like? LDS: The opportunity to work within this great organization is a benefit in and of itself. At the same time, I really like the challenges. Plus, I love to travel and my role allows me to do that from time to time. JD: What advice would you give other females who might be thinking of entering the industry? LDS: First and foremost, be confident in your skills and abilities. Know what you can do and what you’re capable of. Finally, set real goals and then go after them. I’m lucky that within Michelin, I was able to expand my role and enhance my abilities. JD: Well, I know you’re on a tight schedule, but thank you for taking the time to sit and chat with us. We wish you continued success at Michelin. LDS: The Movin ‘On Conference is really keeping all of us busy, but it’s a good type of busy. Thanks for the chat. By: Jag Dhatt


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British Columbia Rest Areas to Offer Free, Public Wi-Fi

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nless they have an unlimited data plan, motorists can quickly drain their cellphone’s data while on the road. Drivers in British Columbia will get some relief. The British Columbia Ministry of Transportation has recently announced plans to offer free Wi-Fi at rest areas. Currently, the rest area at Britton Creek off of the Coquihalla Highway offers the free Wi-Fi service. The Glacier View rest area on Highway 16 north of Smithers also has recently launched free Wi-Fi. Through the partnership of Canadian telecommunications company Telus and the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia, the following locations will feature free Wi-Fi by the end of the year: • Britton Creek, Highway 5 – 42 miles south of Merritt • Glacier View, Highway 16 – 4 miles north of Smithers • Taylor River, Highway 4 – 23 miles west of Port Alberni • Galena Bay, Highway 23 – 30 miles north of Nakusp • Mount Terry Fox, Highway 16 – 4 miles east of Tete Jaune • Loon Lake, Highway 97C – 25 miles east of Merritt More locations will add free, public Wi-Fi service in the coming

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years. Motorists can identify which rest areas offer the service with a Wi-Fi graphic on rest area signs. A Ministry of Transportation news release that free Wi-Fi “benefits the commercial trucking sector, allowing commercial operators to rest, access washroom facilities and stay connected.” Commercial vehicle inspection stations throughout the province also offer free Wi-Fi.


Ridewell Announces the Passing of Claude Sauriol

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ith great sadness, Ridewell Suspensions announces the sudden death of Claude Sauriol, Regional Sales Manager for Canada. Claude passed on September 5th at the too-young age of 53. Sauriol had represented Ridewell in Canada for over eight years and had been active in the heavy-duty suspension industry since 1993. “Claude was a great representative for Ridewell and cared deeply about taking care of his customers”, says Rick Rickman, Vice President of Sales for Ridewell, “but his positive character was best demonstrated by his concern for everyone he knew. He will be missed and remembered by many in the industry and his community.”

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The Internet of Things Helps Trucking In BC

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s it looks to expand its reach into the growing “Industrial Internet of Things” market, Ottawa-based Quarterhill (TSX:QTRH) (NASDAQ:QTRH) says it’s been awarded a multimillion-dollar contract to help manage trucks travelling in British Columbia. The deal is worth up to $5 million. Quarterhill, which was known as WiLAN until earlier this year, will provide ongoing maintenance and technical support for five years for the province’s Weigh2GoBC program. It’s a network of weigh-in-motion and automatic vehicle identification technologies that are designed to improve the efficiency of commercial vehicle traffic. Once a transponder-equipped vehicle has been initially checked at a Weigh2GoBC station, it can be cleared to bypass all subsequent inspection stations for up to 24 hours. Quarterhill subsidiary International Road Dynamics previously provided the hardware, software, integration and maintenance for all 11 Weigh2GoBC sites. “This contract adds to our recurring revenues and supports our corporate strategy of growth in our maintenance and service business,” said IRD president and CEO Terry Bergen in a statement. Quarterhill acquired IRD for $63.5 million in April as part of its move beyond its traditional patent licensing business. The company’s share price was up 1.1 per cent to $1.81 in late afternoon trading Tuesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange.

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riving too fast for conditions is defined as traveling at a speed that is greater than a reasonable standard for safe driving. Examples of conditions where drivers may find themselves driving too fast include: wet roadways (rain, snow, or ice), reduced visibility (fog), uneven roads, construction zones, curves, intersections, gravel roads, and heavy traffic. The Large Truck Crash Causation Study (LTCCS) reported that 23 percent of large-truck crashes occurred when commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers were traveling too fast for conditions. Below are some tips that will help you maintain a safe speed for various driving conditions. TIP #1: Reduce Your Driving Speed in Adverse Road and/or Weather Conditions Adjust your speed to safely match weather conditions, road conditions, visibility, and traffic. Excessive driving speed is a major cause of fatal crashes, and higher speeds may cause more severe crashes. The Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) recently reported that 25 percent of speeding-related large-truck fatalities occurred during adverse weather conditions. Did You Know? You should reduce your speed by 1/3 on wet roads and by 1/2 or more on snow packed roads (i.e., if you would normally be traveling at a speed of 60 mph on dry pavement, then on a wet road you should reduce your speed to 40 mph, and on a snow-packed road you should reduce your speed to 30 mph). When you come upon slick, icy roads you should drive slowly and cautiously and pull off the road if you can no longer safely control the vehicle. 28

Did You Know? When it first starts to rain, water mixes with oil on the road making it particularly slippery. Did You Know? Manufacturers generally advise drivers not to use a retarder [also called a “Jake” brake] on wet or slippery roadway conditions. In fact, a Safety Board Investigation of a motor coach crash that occurred in Canon City, Colorado, in December 1999, revealed that an enabled retarder most likely triggered the loss of control and eventual crash of the motor coach on a snow-covered and mountainous roadway. TIP #2: Enter a Curve Slowly Speed limits posted on curve warning signs are intended for passenger vehicles, not large trucks. Large trucks should reduce their speed even further. Studies have shown that large trucks entering a curve, even at the posted speed limit, have lost control and rolled over due to their high center of gravity. Did You Know? 40 percent of speedingrelated fatalities occur on curves. Did You Know? Braking in a curve can cause the wheels to lock up and the vehicle to skid. TIP #3: Reduce Your Speed Before Entering an Exit/Entrance Ramp Approach an exit/entrance ramp at a safe speed. Truck rollovers are more likely to occur on exit/entrance ramps when the driver misjudges the sharpness of the ramp curve and enters the curve at an excessive speed. Did You Know? The posted speed limit on an exit/entrance ramp generally shows the safe speed for a passenger vehicle; the safe speed for a large truck is usually

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significantly lower than the posted speed. Did You Know? Even though ramps and interchanges make up less than 5 percent of all highway miles, 20 to 30 percent of all large-truck crashes occur on or near ramps. TIP #4: Drive Slowly with a Loaded Trailer Be more cautious with a loaded trailer. Loaded trailers have a higher center of gravity and sudden speed adjustment may cause the load to shift, leading to skidding or a rollover.16 Did You Know? Large trucks with fully loaded trailers are 10 times more likely to roll over than those with empty trailers. Did You Know? Loaded trailers require 20 to 40 percent more braking distance than passenger vehicles to come to a complete stop. TIP #5: Slow Down in Work Zones Before entering a work zone, decrease your speed, merge into the correct lane well ahead of any lane closures, and be prepared to slow down or stop suddenly. Speed increases perception-reaction distance, braking distance, and stopping distance. Did You Know? Nearly a quarter of all work-zone deaths in 2006 involved a large truck. Did You Know? In October 2003, a CMV driver was traveling at 60 mph in a 45 mph work zone on the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway in Illinois. The truck driver rear-ended a 25-passenger bus. The crash caused a five-vehicle pileup, killing 8 women and injuring about a dozen others. As a result of the crash, the truck driver was charged and convicted of reckless homicide and sentenced to 4 years in prison.


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Wakefield Canada and Castrol Make Agreement

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ffective August1, 2017 Wakefield Canada and Castrol Industrial North America have entered into an agreement that appoints Wakefield Canada as the exclusive national distributor of Castrol Industrial premium lubricant products in Canada.

Wakefield has been Castrol’s national strategic partner since its inception, and holds the exclusive license to the Castrol brand in the Canadian Consumer, Commercial and now Industrial markets. With coast-to-coast distribution and warehousing, and a large dedicated sales force, Wakefield provides exceptional service and solutions to customers nationally.

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headquarters. Wakefield is ideally positioned to take the Industrial business forward within the Canadian market and have, in fact, been servicing many of Castrol Industrial’s existing customers for several years. Wakefield is both ISO 9001 and 14001 certified, and has been recognized as a “50 Best Managed Company” for eight consecutive years, achieving the top Platinum status in 2016. Wakefield Canada and Castrol Industrial North America have been, and will continue to work closely together to ensure the seamless transition of the Industrial business.


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avistar announced its OnCommand Connection Telematics solution, which includes remote diagnostics and electronic logging, is officially available for purchase. Initially launched in March, Navistar said OnCommand Connection Telematics offers fleets a comprehensive solution to cut the cost of vehicle maintenance, while also handling most federal and state regulatory requirements. The system has no signup fee or termination fee, Navistar said in a statement. “Only about 30 percent of small fleets are benefiting from the amazing power of telematics,” said Terry Kline, Navistar chief information officer. “In keeping with our DriverFirst philosophy and Uptime mission, we developed OnCommand Connection Telematics to make this information easily available and useable for the entire industry, from owner-operators to large fleets, on an integrated, predictable and easy-to-understand basis.” Navistar said OnCommand Connection Telematics and advanced remote diagnostics are also integrated with OnCommand Connection Electronic Driver Log, which automates hours-ofservice compliance requirements. The system also assists in fuel tax reporting, inspection reports, trip mapping history, and other functions.

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almart is putting the pressure on its suppliers to deliver exactly on time and packaged right. That means if a supplier delivers late, there will be a fine. There will also be a fine for early deliveries. The program, labeled “On-Time, In-Full,’’ intends to add $1 billion to revenue by improving product availability at stores. The pressure is on to stay on par with rival Amazon.com, which is expected to grow quickly once it completes the purchase of Whole Foods. “Wal-Mart has to find efficiencies wherever it can,’’ says Laura Kennedy, an analyst at Kantar Retail. “They’re trying to squeeze and squeeze and squeeze.’’ The program begins in August, and the company said they will require full-truckload suppliers of fast-turning items to “deliver what we ordered 100 percent in full, on the must-arriveby date 75 percent of the time.” Items that are late or missing during a one-month period will incur a fine of 3 percent of their value. Early shipments get dinged, too, because they create overstocks. The stakes increase by February when Walmart will expect deliveries to be on-time and in-full 95 percent of the time. Its previous target was 90 percent in a four-day window. Walmart acknowledged the goals are aggressive and will require new ways of working, saying it’s “working closely with our vendors to help reach these targets. We know that when products we’ve ordered arrive on time, it results in happier customers.’’ “Everybody has come to the stark realization that On Time In Full is here and it’s real and they better get ready for August,’’ says Colby Beland, vice president of sales at CaseStack, a logistics provider that bundles supplier shipments for delivery to retailers’ warehouses. SEPTEMBER - OCTOBER 2017

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ATA Informs FMCSA No Delay for ELDs

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merican Trucking Associations has sent a letter to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration expressing their staunch opposition to any effort that would delay the December implementation deadline for electronic logging devices. “Over the past week we have heard from our members, loudly and clearly, that they are vehemently opposed to these attempts to delay this important regulation,” said Bill Sullivan, ATA’s executive vice president of advocacy. “The industry stands ready and is prepared to implement ELDs. As our letter explains, it is incumbent on regulators and on Congress to dismiss this last-ditch try by some to evade critically important safety laws.” Sullivan argues, “With the December deadline approaching, opponents of electronic logging are making one last attempt to influence policymakers to reconsider the impending implementation deadline. These efforts are misguided, are supported by misinformation, and are simply an attempt to evade compliance with the existing laws and regulations governing duty hours and driver fatigue.” In the ATA’s letter to Deputy Administrator Daphne Jefferson, Sullivan states “This technology has proven effective in improving safety and increasing compliance many times. FMCSA’s 2014 report titled “Evaluating the Potential Safety Benefits of Electronic Hours-ofService Recorders,” found that carriers using an ELD saw an 11.7 percent reduction in crash rate and a 50 percent drop in hours-ofservice violations over carriers using traditional paper logs. This and other evidence has convinced ATA and many other industry supporters, along with law enforcement, Congress, FMCSA and numerous federal courts, including the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, which became the most recent court to reject arguments opposing the ELD mandate, to support the ELD final rule. Supporters of a delay are attempting to accomplish, almost at the 11th hour, what they’ve been unable to do in the courts,

Congress or with the agency: roll back this common sense, datasupported regulation based on at best specious and at worst outright dishonest arguments.” Sullivan rebutted the reasoning of those attempting to delay implementation with the following arguments:

• ELDs infringe on drivers’ right to privacy: The ELD regulation simply requires drivers to record their hours-of-service by a different means – an electronic device versus pencil and paper. Drivers must already show their paper logs at the request of law enforcement, and ELDs simply transmit that same information electronically, so claims of privacy infringement are unfounded –

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the only difference is in how drivers are recording and reporting their hours-of-service. To address the alleged privacy issues, FMCSA has built in privacy and harassment protections into its rules, protections that have satisfied Congress and the federal courts. • Based on when this rule will go into effect – midDecember – it will prevent important holiday shipments from arriving on time and adversely affect Americans’ holidays: The hours of service rules have not changed. ELDs do nothing but ensure compliance with the hours-of-service rules. The ELD final rule does not add any new limits on the number of hours a driver can drive in a day or work in a week. It is irrational to believe that the only way America’s holiday gifts can be delivered is by maintaining an antiquated paper system of recording hours-ofservice. • Drivers say they will change careers if the ELD mandate comes into effect: The American economy depends on the 3.5 million professional drivers in our industry. These drivers make sure our store shelves are stocked and our factories are supplied. Many of these drivers already use ELDs, so the argument that drivers will quit en masse doesn’t hold water. In fact, ATA members repeatedly tell me that after initially resisting using ELDs, their drivers now swear by the technology and refuse to work without it. This is because ELDs save drivers’ time by lifting the burden of 15-20 minutes spent manually calculating and recording their hours-of-service, reduce HOS violations by eliminating the numerous so-called “form and manner” violations and increase compliance with hours-of-service rules. Sullivan also pointed out that ATA feels ELD’s are more accurate, easier to access and most importantly, more difficult to falsify, 21st Century technology to demonstrate compliance with the HOS rather than an easy-to-falsify, error prone and 18th Century technology of a paper and pencil. He goes on to say he believes the reason some oppose ELD’s “are because they intend to cheat on their hours-of-service. Arguments against the ELD mandate are arguments in favor of violating the hours-of-service rules. If the hours-of-service rules are believed to be inappropriately limiting, that is a policy debate I’m sure the agency can address. Suggesting that it is overly burdensome to use an electronic device to log compliance with hours-of-service rules that don’t change whatsoever in December is a false argument.” Sullivan summarizes the ATA’s position by saying the organization strongly supports FMCSA’s electronic logging device mandate, and urges Congress to not interfere in the Agency’s efforts to improve safety by meeting this important regulatory deadline.

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How Proper Cabin Air Filtration Promotes Health And Safety

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ven though it may not always be apparent, the occupants of a heavy-duty vehicle’s cabin face constant exposure to allergens, pollutants and other airborne contaminants. A cabin air filter captures these contaminants before drivers and passengers can inhale them, which can lead to a variety of health issues, including: • • • • • •

Allergic reactions Asthma Headaches Irritated mucous membranes Nausea Watery or irritated eyes

These problems can be intensified when riding in a vehicle that lacks proper air circulation or sufficient cabin air filtration for the surrounding operating conditions. To reinforce the importance of clean cabin air, consider that it can sometimes be more polluted than outside air. When the windows are closed and a vehicle’s air conditioning, heating and ventilation systems draw outside air into the cabin, contaminants become concentrated inside the vehicle and micro-organisms begin to accumulate and multiply to concentrations of between 5-8 times higher than normal. A fine layer of dust can also form inside a poorly ventilated cabin, allowing contaminants to settle on all the surfaces and remain in the cabin even longer. Proper cabin air filtration promotes cleaner air and a properly functioning ventilation system, which can help drivers stay more alert and complete their routes safely. Cabin air filters can also help a driver avoid sneezing, blurry vision, headaches and other distractions associated with allergens entering the passenger compartment. When colder temperatures arrive, clean cabin air filters can also alleviate icy, foggy windows, which can limit visibility and create a dangerous driving situation. This is a result of an excessively dirty cabin air filter causing vents to blow with noticeably less force, 34

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Wabash Acquires Supreme Industries

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railer maker Wabash National Corp. aims to acquire fellow Indiana-based manufacturer Supreme Industries, which makes truck bodies, in a $21 per share stock offer worth between $342 million and $364 million. Founded in 1974, Supreme is the second largest U.S. manufacturer of truck bodies, with 2016 sales of $299 million, according to Wabash -- primarily building light- and mediumduty truck bodies at seven facilities throughout the U.S. Dick Giromini, Wabash’s CEO, said in a statement that the deal would merge the two companies and beef up Wabash’s own truck body manufacturing operations, positioning it to capitalize on the $2 billion “final mile” logistics market that’s rapidly increasing due to e-commerce activity. “We formally entered the final mile space in 2015 with the

launch of our dry and refrigerated truck bodies, and we have been aggressively growing our presence and product offering over the past two years,” he explained. “This acquisition supports these efforts and accelerates our objective to transform our business into a more diversified industrial manufacturer.” Giromini noted that acquiring Supreme provides Wabash with “significant growth and diversification benefits” in line with the company’s long-term strategic plan, including reduced dependence on dry van trailer demand, “reduced cyclicality” and new segments for growth. Under the terms of the agreement and merger plan, Wabash formed an acquisition subsidiary – Redhawk Acquisition Corp. – that will commence a tender offer to purchase all outstanding shares of Supreme for $21 per share.

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The deal is expected to be wrapped up no later than the fourth quarter of this year. Following the completion of the tender offer, Wabash expects to consummate a merger of Redhawk Acquisition Corp. and Supreme in which shares of Supreme that have not been purchased in the tender offer will be converted into the right to receive the same cash price per share as paid in the tender offer. In all, Wabash expects the deal to deliver at least $20 million in annual “run-rate” cost synergies by 2021, with expected cost synergies primarily driven by corporate and procurement expenditures plus operational improvement savings. Over time, Wabash said it expects to achieve “significant incremental revenue opportunities” via its acquisition and merger with Supreme that neither company could obtain on a standalone basis. The Supreme acquisition is part of a larger “diversification” strategy on the part of Wabash that Giromini touched on in the company’s second quarter earnings call – a strategy aimed at “insulating” the company from the cyclical ups and downs in trailer demand. “Certainly, there is increased focus on [acquisitions]; we’ve stated that in recent quarters that with the health of the company, the strength of the balance sheet really provides us an opportunity to increase the focus and effort in that arena,” he explained during the company’s earnings call in late July. “We’re taking more targeted approach; not simply waiting for opportunities to come across the transom,” Giromini added. “We’re extremely excited about … the final-mile space. It’s an area that we have invested in and continue to invest in organically here. And we continue to look at opportunities in that space to grow through strategic acquisition.” The money is apparently there to do it. On a consolidated basis, Wabash booked revenue of $436 million in the second quarter this year, which is a decrease of $36 million or 8% compared to the second quarter of 2016, with new trailer shipments reaching 14,150 units. In terms of operating results, Wabash reported consolidated gross profit in the second quarter of $57.7 million or 15.5% of sales. Gross profit was down $23.4 million year-over-year and up $8.3 million sequentially, the company added, while it generated operating income and margin of $38.7 million and 8.9%, respectively.

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CVSA Rolls Out New Level VIII Electronic Inspections

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he Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance is adding a level of inspection focusing on electronic equipment in commercial vehicles.

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• a descriptive location, including GPS coordinates • electronic validation of who is operating the vehicle • appropriate driver’s license class and endorsement(s) for vehicle being operated • license status • valid medical examiner’s certificate and Skill Performance Evaluation (SPE) Certificate • current driver’s record of duty status • hours-of-service compliance • USDOT or (Canada) NSC number • power unit registration • operating authority • Unified Carrier Registration (UCR) compliance • federal out-of-service orders “By adding a new electronic inspection level, our aim is to improve highway safety by providing additional options and strategies that will allow member jurisdictions to leverage technology while also increasing efficiency for industry,” CVSA Executive Director Collin Mooney said in a statement announcing the new level. “This new inspection level gives member jurisdictions a standard to apply to electronic inspections as described in the definition.” CVSA says the goal of the new electronic inspection is to help expand roadside enforcement’s footprint by increasing the number of interactions an agency or department could have with the motor carrier industry. It also would provide member jurisdictions “with additional information to create unique


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The New Volvo VNR & VNL My trip to Roanoke, NC took over 12 hours and took 3 flights; thankfully, none of the flights were delayed or late, so the day went by quickly. Upon arrival to Roanoke, officials from Volvo Trucks USA greeted us and took us to the hotel, where it was confirmed that the tour of the brand new Customer Center would be taking place in the morning. During the evening dinner, guests were introduced to the Volvo VNL 760, which upon initial looks seems like an amazing truck. Day two of the event began with breakfast and time to interact with fellow guests. After that, it was off to the brand-new Volvo Customer Center, where an extensive tour of the facility took place. A live tour took us through the paint shop and robot assembly line, where we witnessed the assembly of whole truck from start to finish. This was real eye-opening experience since it showed how much technology is used to make these trucks. Furthermore, there’s a personal touch that goes into these beautiful products from the people working on them. The day also consisted of four break away sessions, which gave information and details about the new VNR and VNL. The real good stuff came after lunch, where we got to see the complete lineup of the new trucks and drive them as well. The new VNL series was kept secret, even from the families of the teams developing it. For over three years, all information was carefully monitored and secured, even more than Colonel Sanders’ secret KFC recipe. Since the VNR had already been launched before, this event was mainly to introduce the VNR. This new truck has a beautiful exterior, complete with signature Volvo daytime running lights. The VNL series is equipped with automotive-quality LED headlights that produce abundant bright light to improve visibility. Automatic lighting and rain-sensing wipers are also available to improve safety. These lights make the truck look like something made from the future. The new design includes new sleek bodywork that improves aerodynamics. For functionality, the three-piece bumper makes it easier for mechanics to work on the truck. The grille is also something that caught my eye, beautifully positioned and sets the tone of the truck. Another exciting feature was to see that an over the road 70-inch sleeper gets a lift axle. Now let’s talk about the driver living environment. It’s pretty clear that Volvo really thought about drivers as now, there are 5 USB chargers and 12 AC charging points in the cab so that nothing battery powered gets drained. The new Volvo VNL is also equipped with Volvo’s smart steering wheel, putting controls for nearly all of the driver interface functions right at the driver’s fingertips. The smart steering wheel is attached to Volvo’s Perfect Position air-assisted, infinitely adjustable steering column, which enables drivers not only to tilt and telescope the steering column, but also tilt the steering wheel relative to the steering column. This lets drivers of all statures find the perfect steering wheel position and easily view the driver information display. Unlike trucks in the past, this new VNL really showcases that the driver’s comfort is the priority. That comfort extends to the four sleeper cab configurations available in the new Volvo VNL series. Designed to provide drivers a comfortable place to rest after a long day on the road, the sleeper options are packed with a number of space-saving, 40

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comfort-boosting innovations. Additionally, an all-new, full 70inch sleeper is available in the Volvo VNL 760 and 740 models, taking Volvo’s legendary comfort to an all-time high. For the first time in North America, Volvo’s Globetrotter trim levels will be available on the VNL 760 and VNL 860 sleeper models. Long a symbol of ultimate driver comfort, the Globetrotter trim levels include a full aerodynamic package, polished wheels, high-end seating, as well as a refrigerator, inverter and parking cooler package. Another very cool feature which I like is the Volvo Active Driver Assist by Bendix, which is now standard on all Volvo VNL models. This is a camera and radar-based system that combines forward collision mitigation warnings and active braking, even with stationary vehicles. The system features an industry-first heads up windshield display if a driver approaches too closely to an object in front of them. If no driver action is taken, the system can automatically apply the brakes to help mitigate a collision. Volvo Enhanced Stability Technology, an electronic stability control system, is also standard on all VNL models. These are features that were normally only found on luxury cars! An exciting feature usually found on luxury cars but is now standard on all VNL models is Superior Connectivity, including Volvo’s Remote Diagnostics, a factory-installed telematics hardware system that provides connectivity for proactive diagnostics and monitoring of critical engine, transmission and after-treatment trouble codes. The same hardware also allows customers to perform powertrain software and parameter updates over-the-air with Remote Programming, which helps improve uptime and vehicle efficiency, while reducing downtime costs. On the road, both the Volvo VNL and VNR are really great trucks and are very easy to drive. The cab is very quiet and if there are two people in the cab, they can carry on a conversation without raising their voices, something that was not possible with trucks in the past. The re-arrangeable cup holders are great and can accommodate a number of various cup sizes. The refrigerator is now within arm’s reach, located under the passenger seat, making it easier to grab something versus having it in rear portion of the cab. During the drive portion, I really enjoyed the fact that the interactive dashboard can now be customized to show features that the driver needs or wants. Rather than having a generic dashboard, drivers can now customize it a number of ways. Volvo’s newest I-Shift transmission is spot on. Not only does it make driving easier, but it uses intelligent electronics to continuously monitor grade, speed, weight, and engine load, shifting when necessary or holding a gear, whichever saves more fuel. So regardless of experience or training, the new I-Shift helps every driver become more fuel efficient. By: Raman Singh


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Platooning Test Well Underway in Quebec

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IT Group, the research and engineering branch of FPInnovations focused on improving fleet maintenance and operations in the North American transportation industry, announces its participation in Transport Canada’s Cooperative Truck Platooning Systems (CTPS) testing program taking place from July 24th to August 18th, 2017, at the Motor Vehicle Test Centre in Blainville, Quebec. Supported by the ecoTECHNOLOGY for Vehicles (eTV) program, the Cooperative Truck Platooning Systems (CTPS) testing program is a joint effort led by Transport Canada and includes the National Research Council Canada; Partners for Advanced Transportation Technology (University of California at Berkeley); the U.S. Department of Energy; the U.S. Federal Highway Administration; the California Department of Transportation, and Volvo Trucks. FPInnovations’ PIT Group was selected to participate due to its renown testing expertise, and will manage track operations and provide trailers, drivers, test engineers and scientific equipment, in addition to conducting fuel consumption measurements using the TMC Fuel Consumption Test Procedure in a ISO 17 025 context. In 2016, the same team successfully conducted Fuel Economy Testing of a Three-Vehicle Truck Platooning System. This year, the group is focusing on the real world performance and reliability of CTPS using a range of tractor-trailer configurations, speeds, separation distances and weights in various traffic conditions. Through reductions in aerodynamic drag and vehicle spacing, CTPS offers the potential to improve fuel economy, emissions, traffic flow, and road capacity by employing wireless communications and automation to create a convoy or “platoon” of multiple trucks following in close succession. The technologies 42

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employed by CTPS also have potential benefits for drivers and for increasing road safety. “Platooning is an important step towards autonomous vehicles and to realizing the potential to reduce fuel consumption, eliminate highway congestion and improve safety,” said Yves Provencher, director, market and business development of PIT Group. “This year’s testing program will provide a valuable understanding of the real savings potential of platooning. We are pleased to contribute our ten years of testing expertise to assist in this valuable industry research effort.” In the old days, the government prevented truckers from platooning, convoying, or whatever they wanted to call it because they felt is was unsafe. It wasn’t unsafe for those involved in the platoon because we were in constant contact with the lead truck and every other truck in the platoon. The lead was in charge and we slowed or sped up at the choice and under the direction of the leader. The unsafe part was the effect our trucks in convoy had on other traffic. The wind tunnel effect made the second and subsequent truck to travel in a virtual vacuum and actually push the lead truck faster than it would have been able to go all on it’s own. They manipulated the air around us for our advantage, but for smaller vehicles we would pass, they were the ones who had difficulty dealing with the manipulated air pressures. Even at legal speed, when the small vehicles were doing the passing, the air being pushed aside caused the unsuspecting small vehicle into moments of potential distress. The fuel saving was extremely significant and that’s why truckers convoyed. Now because of the Autonomous Vehicles on the horizon methodologies for Platooning have to be studied and approved.


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Michelin’s New Vision Concept Tire Time to be Movin’ON

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eing in Montreal in June 2017 was quite the experience, especially if one was attending Michelin’s Movin’On Conference, which focused on sustainability and Jag Dhatt mobility. This global conference gave attendees the chance to not only partake in a number of panels, discussions, and hands-on workshops, but introduced some amazing new technologies and visions. One which created quite the buzz was the Vision Concept tire, which was presented by Michelin’s executive vice-president of R&D, Terry Gettys. Vision is a concentration and collaboration of many technologies, resulting in a tire that is airless, connected, rechargeable, customizable and organic. What’s more is that Vision is both a wheel and tire. “The tire is inspired by nature with a very light, efficient structure,” said Gettys. “It’s not in production. It is a long-term concept which brings together our vision of all the elements of sustainable mobility,” continued Gettys. The Vision tire is amazing to say the least. According to Michelin staff, one of the most unique aspects of Vision is that it’s rechargeable, meaning that it has the ability to change tread patterns to adapt to various road conditions, climates, and driving styles. This could be done via 3D printers, even along the route to

your destination. Visit this link to view pictures and a remarkable video that showcases how Vision can easily adapt to various road and climate conditions:

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