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Editor’s Note / sMpwdkI

Jag Dhatt

There is a lot going on in 2018. Even though it’s still early in the year, there are some hot topics that will make a definite impact in the transport industry. Although only for the USA for now, starting April 1st, companies not running an ELD (Electronic Logging Device) will be in violation of regulatory code. This will impact all those truckers and companies which run cross-border. There is lots of information available through government sites, so make sure you stay informed and adhere to regulations. Another issue that keeps getting brought up is driver shortage. I’ve spoken to many companies and have received various responses, ranging from “there is a shortage” to “the issue is with drivers not wanting to take certain routes.” We will discuss this issue in future issues and in our online platforms in more detail. Since it’s 2018, Canada’s national truck show, TruckWorld, will be taking place at the International Centre in Mississauga, Ontario from April 19th to 21st. Desi Trucking is again the Official South-Asian partner and we encourage all those in the transport industry to come and enjoy the show. Learn about new products and services and enter to win prizes, including drones! The cover story in the last issue received lots of response. We can an abundance of emails congratulating Ray Gompf on his story, “Who Holds the Gavel?” If you haven’t had the chance to read the story yet, make sure you do. We look forward to seeing you at TruckWorld 2018. Make sure you visit us in Booth #1227.

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transport creating a carbon footprint that is quite significant. Of course, the issue of disposal is still not resolved. Carbon is absorbed by plants and as long as we don’t go past the point where our plant life is oversupplied, we shouldn’t have serious issues, notwithstanding what some governments are claiming. Those same plants provide us with oxygen, which is necessary for our existence. Yes, it’s a good thing we’re considering our carbon footprint, after all our goals and objectives must be to leave this world for the next generation in better shape than it was presented to the previous generation. The fact is that many other products are available to mitigate and improve fuel mileage no matter what the motive fuel is. EcoFins, available at, are small pieces of plastic engineered in a specific shape, applied to certain locations on a truck, which basically modify the airflow, preventing much of the drag around the gap between tractor and trailer. Also, the EcoFins can be applied to reduce the drag around the wheels. When applied to rear edge of the trailers, they can reduce the drag from the slip stream created at the back of the trailer as it moves along at highway speed. For those who have to run through snow storms, that slip stream causes the buildup of snow along the rear surface of the trailer covering everything including the lighting — EcoFins virtually stop the problem so not only are they a fuel saving device, but a safety item. EcoFins are inexpensive yet improve fuel mileage considerably. The EcoFins can return your investment measured in hundreds of dollars, not thousands, in a matter of a few fill ups, regardless of the fuel source. OEMs have been producing aerodynamic vehicles for the past thirty years or more. It seems with every gain the industry makes to improve fuel economy and burn less carbon-based fuel, governments find new and better ways to negate those gains, in an effort to claim improvement.


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Businesses strive to produce more with less and trucking businesses are no different. They strive to do the most with the least because profit margins are already thin. Fuel economy is an area where using less makes good business sense. The use of fairings, under trailer skirts, fenders, around all tires, and those that eliminate the gap between tractor and trailer, are quite well utilized through the industry. Even tires themselves have been improved to be more efficient, improving fuel mileage, while still providing the friction necessary for proper traction and braking. But now that these issues are all being addressed, there’s one other area of improvement that will virtually stop the “dead mile” syndrome in order to increase capacity. The fact is there’s a great deal of capacity being used inefficiently. Bringing the inefficient use of equipment into efficient is another way to resolve the carbon footprint issue.

There are innovators working on this issue. has been working for more than five years to bring order to the capacity issue and is ready to bring their solution to market. Improving the capacity by as much as 28% without buying a single new or larger trailer is the kind of thinking so needed in the trucking industry. XYpper has provided exactly the methodology to offer the kind of efficiency necessary. Green choices don’t always have to involve hardware to operate better, but the ways business is conducted is equally, if not more important, to protecting our environment. Relying on our government to tell us they have all the answers is an exercise in futility. Those in government tell us they have the only answers, but they have no skin in the game. Those of us with skin in the game stumble along, trying to do the best with what we have, improving as we go. Governments do what they do to make themselves look good in order to get themselves re-elected. The government could be operating on the best practices available but often is not. The Green movement isn’t new – it’s as old as mankind itself. Up until this past few generations, mankind did exercise, the Reduce, Reuse and Recycle mantra. Since World War II, the wasting of resources has  iPaul srcwrj  KwLI Aqy l`dy hoey ‘qy pI sI mIl become pervasive. While adherents use the  kMpnI iPaul AkwaUNts id`qy jWdy hn Reduce, Reuse and Recycle mantra, they do  do hPiqAW bwAd is`DI bYNk ‘c AdwiegI  pyf plyts so as if this current generation invented it.  mhIny bwAd syPtI bons  pyf loifMg Aqy AnloifMg No, what they invented was the wastage of  sYtylweIt dw koeI Krcw nhIN  tolW dw Aqy kstm tRWspONfrW dw resources and now, those same wasters have  vDIAw itkwaU mwhOl Krcw id`qw jWdw hY found the Three-R bandwagon and have made  swrw swl kMm  pyNt kof bons it Government policy. The world doesn’t need more government policy that imposes, but nw koe I ktOq I Aqy nw koe I clwkIAW policy that encourages being better. Rarely does imposed policy hit the mark. AmrIkw dy Enr AwprytrW dI jld loV hY Whether or not you believe the Climate Change proponents and the carbon taxers words, approaching the use of our nonswfI tIm ‘c A`j hI Swml hovo! renewable resources with respect, treating our 905-893-3447 EXT. 230 home planet with equal respect is essential if only for a purely selfish reason to have a better bottom line. The truth is always somewhere between the two extremes of the argument and in this case, let common sense prevail and let’s get the job done.

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a reputable shop is a good indication. If service records are not being provided, you may want to discontinue with the item and look elsewhere. An inspection being expired may be a bad sign. A new inspection should be negotiated in advance of the sale. If the seller refuses, this could indicate something is mechanically wrong and they want you to pay a hefty mechanic bill instead of themselves. I recently dealt with a driver who did not negotiate the inspection, and when I suggested it, the seller refused to provide anything. I told the driver not to buy, but he didn’t follow my advice and was he given a $3,000 bill for the truck to pass inspection. Buyer beware. Make sure to check the tires, wheels and brakes. If you are buying a set of b train trailers, that would be twenty tires to possibly replace, which will be very costly. Check the tread on the tires and the brake pads. A red flag is shiny new studs, which means the wheels and tires have been changed. Usually the seller takes off their newer tires and tries to give you their worn out ones. This often happens in trade ins. They get the equipment appraised and when the time comes to hand it over, the shiny studs are a giveaway. I have also seen a price negotiated and then the person doesn’t give it to the buyer. They keep driving or using it and then expect the same money even though it is now not the original agreement, like 4,000 extra miles driven on it. If you are unsure, I encourage you to show a mechanic the equipment. A honest seller should not have issues with you bringing in a mechanic to take a look. It shows you are a serious buyer and it could lead to possible sale. Anyone who is applying high pressure techniques and trying to get money from you as fast as possible could be a bad indication. Why do they need the money so fast? Are they trying to dupe you? My favorite line is the “I have someone else ready to pay” and trust me, there is never anyone as a backup. Is the item over priced and they don’t want you to figure that out? High pressure is a bad sign and I encourage you to hold your ground and take your time to make a decision. Asking for a large down payment up front may also be something to be wary of. I met two young men in their early twenties who each gave $10,000, so a total of $20,000 down on a used truck. I met them and asked why they did that before they met with me who was going to finance the truck. I had to explain that I am supposed to take the down payment and give it to the financial institution who is financing their deal. They assured me it was ok and I knew it wasn’t ok. I knew who the seller was. It was a trucking company who has multiple law suits for not paying driver’s and ordered custom made equipment from dealerships and never picked it up costing the dealership a lot of money. They were known as very bad people, and as a predicted, they kept these two young men’s life savings and didn’t give them the truck. They tried to give a bill of sale for a different truck than the young men had seen, 16

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and then revoked the job offer that also came with the truck and cut off all contact. I felt bad for the young men and they certainly learned their lesson. Never give a large deposit up front unless you know the person or it is a reputable dealership. I have bought hundreds of pieces of used equipment to finance and that is my job. I always tell clients, they will purchase maybe less than five items over their lifetime, so seek out advice

and help from those who deal with used sales daily, like me. We can guide you and help you avoid an overpriced item, one with liens, or one with damage. I have never allowed a client of mine to be duped because I know what to expect. It’s my job to know. I know there are good and bad pieces of equipment, and my goal is to get you a good piece, so you can make money and help you reach your financial goals. So always seek assistance from someone who is known and trusted BEFORE you negotiate your deal.


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Ontario Changes Commercial Driver’s License Rules


tarting July 1, 2018 new Class D license renewal requirements and medical requirements will come into effect. License Renewal Requirements Class D license holders up to age 80 will be subject to a Class D knowledge test and vision test every five (5) years at time of license renewal. Class D license holders over the age of 80 will still have to complete an annual knowledge, vision and road test. Medical Requirements Class D license holders under the age of 46 will be required to submit a Medical Report every five (5) years Class D license holders between the ages of 46 and 64 will be required to submit a Medical Report every three (3) years, and Class D license holders age 65 and older will be required to submit an annual Medical Report The Medical Report form must be completed by a family physician or nurse practitioner licensed to practice in Ontario.

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Peterbilt Launches New Model 579 UltraLoft


eterbilt Motors Company introduced the new Model 579 UltraLoft. The UltraLoft offers drivers an integral cab and sleeper design for Peterbilt’s flagship onhighway Model 579 that provides the ultimate level of driver comfort and the distinctive style and quality Peterbilt is known for. “The Model 579 has been a huge success for our on-highway customers, and today Peterbilt is taking it to the next level,” said Kyle Quinn, Peterbilt Motors Company General Manager and PACCAR Senior Vice President. “The UltraLoft was designed and tested in close collaboration with customers and drivers. The UltraLoft delivers a premium environment while maintaining the distinctive Peterbilt style. I am confident drivers will fully embrace this new home away from home.” The driver experience was the key factor in designing the new UltraLoft. By optimizing the space available, the new sleeper model includes industry-leading storage and comfort. The UltraLoft gives drivers the largest upper and lower bunk mattresses, best-in-class headroom in both bunks and some creature comforts of home with space to accommodate the industry’s largest microwave and


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enough room to fit a 32 inch flat screen TV. “Peterbilt’s customers have been asking for a product that maximizes the space available in the cab, and the UltraLoft delivers on that request. This makes it an ideal truck for team drivers, training scenarios and customers that want to maximize aerodynamic performance and driver comfort,” said Robert Woodall, Assistant General Manager – Sales and Marketing, Peterbilt Motors Company. “The first customers to see and test the UltraLoft have provided overwhelming excitement and requested the first available production models.” The improvements are not limited to the driver experience. The UltraLoft provides an estimated 2-percent aerodynamic improvement to push the limits of efficiency even further while maintaining the styling and bold look of the Model 579. “Throughout the design process we asked ourselves, what is best for the drivers to be the most comfortable and productive? So, we added headroom, storage and improved the overall space to maximize the driver’s experience,” said Scott Newhouse, Chief Engineer, Peterbilt Motors Company. “The expansive loft style space, the increase in efficiency and the reduction in overall tractor weight are a testament to the team’s focus on maximizing the driver experience.” The 579 UltraLoft is available for order now and production scheduled to begin in the summer. Peterbilt Motors Company, located in Denton, Texas, has a global reputation for superior quality, industry leading design, innovative engineering and fuel efficient solutions, and is recognized as the “Class” of the industry. Peterbilt provides a comprehensive array of aftermarket support programs through its 350-plus North American dealer locations that complement its full lineup of on-highway, vocational and medium duty products, including alternative fuel vehicles. Peterbilt offers industry leading service and support, including SmartLINQ connected truck technologies, expedited Rapid Check diagnostic services, the Red Oval certified used truck program, automated parts inventory replenishment and 24/7 complimentary Customer Assistance through 1-800-4-Peterbilt.


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Majority Will See How Autonomous Trucks Develop Before Adopting Technology


hen it comes to self-driving vehicles, passenger cars may grab most of the headlines, but they aren’t capturing most of the investment in the

space. According to a PwC analysis, of the $6.8 billion raised by autonomous-transport startups since 2012, about 62% has gone to companies working on technology for vehicles ranging from drones to unmanned forklifts and tractor-trailers, all pieces of the larger ecosystem of industrial mobility.

Significantly, these investments in the pioneers of industrial mobility have been accelerating in recent years. From 2012 to 2014, companies working on automobiles received about as much investment ($660 million) as those building non-auto solutions ($702 million). But from 2015 to 2017, nonauto investment increased five-fold to $3.5 billion, while investment in companies working on tech for passenger cars rose a comparatively modest 188% to $1.9 billion. Why does this matter? The rapid growth in capital pouring into startups working on industrial mobility reveals that hefty bets are being placed on the prospect that the impact of autonomous vehicles may well first made more forcibly upon industrial applications – even as self-driving passenger cars continue to capture consumers’ imagination. Indeed, autonomous vehicles – as a broader technology – are still in their adolescence, though they’re growing fast. And there appear to still be open opportunities for investors and businesses alike to reap the potential benefits of embracing industrial mobility as early adopters and investors. That’s because most businesses surveyed for “Industrial Mobility: How Autonomous Vehicles Can Change Manufacturing,” a new study from PwC and the Manufacturing Institute, said they’d 24

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rather wait for the technology to prove itself than to take on the risk of being an early adopter. Just 9% of manufacturers have adopted some sort of autonomous mobility within their operations, while 11% expect to do so in the next three years. Attitudes toward self-driving trucks are a good example of this cautious approach. Nearly two-thirds of respondents in the survey said they’ll wait and see how the technology evolves before adopting it. That’s especially interesting, given that most all survey respondents estimated that autonomous trucks could slash transportation costs by up to 25%. In a nutshell: they see the potential, but aren’t quite ready to jump in. Cost is arguably the most important factor keeping manufacturers on the sidelines. The high cost of autonomous technology was the most frequently cited barrier to adoption in our survey, with nearly six in 10 respondents identifying it as a hurdle. At the same time, 86% said advanced industrial mobility’s ability to deliver a cost advantage was among the factors most likely to prompt them to embrace the technology.

With investment in industrial mobility surging, it’s a fair bet that businesses may see autonomous technology’s value proposition start to seem more attractive (and proven) sooner rather than later. And, it only stands to reason that some early adopters – and the early-stage companies developing the technology they implement – will score a competitive edge while their peers loiter on the sidelines.

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A Canadian Among the Finalists for Highway Hero


he Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company will celebrate the 35th anniversary of its Highway Hero Award on Thursday, March 22, via a special event that will take place during the week of the 2018 Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville,

KY. This year one of the finalists in the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company’s Highway Hero Award is a Canadian. “Since 1983, Goodyear has honoured professional truck drivers who have put themselves in harm’s way to help others, making the Goodyear Highway Hero Award the oldest and most prestigious honour of its kind,” said Gary Medalis, marketing director, Goodyear. “It is our privilege to have recognized truck drivers for their extraordinary acts of heroism over the last three decades and we will continue this great tradition next month.” Here are this year’s Goodyear Highway Hero Award finalists and their stories: Brian Bucenell, a driver from Richmond, Virginia Bucenell had just merged onto the Ohio Turnpike near Toledo when he switched on his CB and overhead other truck drivers discussing a high-speed chase that was taking place not far from his location. Moments later, while glancing at his mirror, Bucenell spotted a group of state trooper pursuit vehicles chasing a car, which was rapidly heading his way. Bucenell’s truck suddenly entered a construction zone and was forced to merge from three lanes to two lanes. The speeding car tried to pass his 18-wheeler on the shoulder. Over the course of the next minute, while maintaining highway speed, Bucenell kept pace with the car, spotted an opening and maneuvered his truck to sandwich the car against the guard rail, stopping the vehicle and giving state troopers time to catch up with it. Troopers arrested the car’s driver and passengers, who were later charged with motor vehicle theft. They had chased the suspects, whose stolen car had attained speeds of more than 100 miles per hour, for more than 20 minutes.


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Ryan Moody, a driver from Tacoma, Washington Moody was driving down a busy Chicago freeway when a motorcyclist swerved and crashed in front of his truck. With no time to spare, Moody skillfully maneuvered his truck to avoid hitting the unconscious motorcyclist, who was bleeding from a head injury, and then positioned his 18-wheeler to protect him from other vehicles. After jumping out of his truck, Moody wrapped his own shirt around the badly injured motorcyclist’s head to prevent further blood loss, while simultaneously calming surrounding bystanders, who had gathered nearby. Moody stayed with the motorcyclist until paramedics arrived. They later credited him with saving the man’s life. Frank Vieira, a driver from Ancaster, Ontario Vieira was driving near Toronto, Ontario, when he heard a loud crash, looked over his shoulder and noticed that a car on the other side of the road had slammed into the back of a stationary roll-off truck. Vieira parked his truck and ran to the car, whose driver had been pierced through the neck by a piece of his own vehicle’s steering wheel, which had snapped off on impact. Vieira placed one of his hands over the still-conscious motorist’s wound and applied direct pressure, while using his other hand to notify emergency services. The driver of the parked truck walked over to the car to investigate and immediately fainted at the sight of the injuries sustained by the motorist. While continuing to apply direct pressure, Vieira used his foot to pull the leg of the driver who had fainted away from traffic. Emergency personnel arrived and transported both men to the hospital. They survived. Trucking industry journalists are now evaluating the above finalists and will select the 35th Goodyear Highway Hero Award recipient. The winner of the Goodyear Highway Hero Award will receive a special ring, a cash award. and a congratulatory trophy. Each of the other finalists will receive a cash prize and other items. “We look forward to naming our next Highway Hero, honouring our Goodyear Highway Hero Award finalists, and celebrating 35 years of the Goodyear Highway Hero Award program next month,” said Medalis.


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Paccar Recalls Almost 2,000 Trucks for Wrong Gear Indicator


accar is recalling nearly 2,000 Kenworth and Peterbilt trucks for issues with the instrument panel, according to a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration document. This recall only affects trucks with automated transmissions. More specifically, Paccar is recalling select 201418 Kenworth T680/T880 trucks and 2017-2018 Peterbilt 567/579 trucks equipped with an automated Eaton UltraShift Plus or Eaton Advantage transmission with right hand stalk shifter. According to a NHTSA recall document, the display that indicates which transmission gear the driver selected may display incorrectly. The instrument panel may indicate “N” when the shifter is set into “D” or “R”. Consequently, the truck will not move. Owners of affected trucks will be notified by Paccar, which will have dealers install a transmission software update for free. Recalls are slated for April 2. For questions, call Kenworth’s customers service at 425-828-5000 or Peterbilt’s customer service at 940591-4000 with recall number 18KWA and 118-A.


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Winter Warmer Recipes By RoadPro Family of Brands


t’s the time of year when the end-of-the-day trip across the parking lot from your truck to the travel center restaurant seems like it requires a sled and huskies. There’s an alternative that’s cheaper, healthier and carries virtually no risk of frostbite. Cook in your cab. We know what you’re thinking – you want something tastier than snacks out of cellophane. Well, with the right recipes and a few 12volt appliances you can make delicious, healthful meals that will

Lime Cilantro Chicken Ingredients • 3 chicken breasts • Juice from 2 limes • 1 bunch chopped cilantro • 2 cloves garlic • 1 onion diced • 1 can beans of choice, drained • 1 tsp cumin • 1 tsp rosemary • Salt and pepper Directions Add all ingredients and cook on low for 8 hours in the slow cooker.

Beef and Broccoli Ingredients • 1 lb thinly sliced beef • 1 cup beef broth (organic, MSGfree) • 3 cloves garlic minced • 1 tbsp honey • 1 bag frozen broccoli florets Directions Place all ingredients except broccoli into slow cooker. Cook covered on low for 5 hours. Add broccoli and cook additional 30 minutes on high.

keep you warm and well-fed throughout winter. We’ve collected some recipes from Carolyn O’Byrne, a life coach and author of “Gut Instinct,” a book that offers nutritional and lifestyle advice specifically for truckers. All of these are crafted specifically for in-cab cooking with 12-volt appliances, like RoadPro’s slow cooker. The ingredients can be kept safely in a RoadPro cooler until it’s time to cook. O’Byrne recommends making more than you need for one meal so have leftovers to enjoy.

Vegetable Lentil Soup Ingredients • 4 cups of dried lentils • 32 oz any broth (organic, MSG-free) • 2 cups water • 1 onion chopped • 4 cups of vegetables of choice (frozen or fresh) (Ideas: carrots, peas, celery, squash, sweet potato) • 28 oz can diced tomatoes • 4-6 cloves minced garlic or organic garlic powder • Salt and pepper to taste Directions Place all ingredients in 5+ quart slow cooker (if cooker is smaller, halve the recipe). Cook on low for 7-8 hours or until vegetables are tender.

Hawaiian Chicken Ingredients 2 lbs cut-up chicken 1 can pineapple chunks in 100% juice 1 onion 1 bell pepper 4 tbsp honey Salt and pepper Directions Combine ingredients in slow cooker and cook on low for 8 hours.

If you’ve never cooked in your cab, these easy recipes are a great way to start. If you do, you can add these dishes to your rotation.


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Tallman Receives International Truck Presidential Award


allman Group announced it has received the International Truck Presidential Award. The Presidential Award, introduced in 2017, honours the top seven per cent of International Truck dealerships that achieve the highest level of performance in terms of operating and financial standards, market representation, and customer satisfaction. “This award is the highest honour an International dealer principal can achieve from the company,” said Mark Belisle, senior vice-president of distribution at Navistar. “Tallman Group, is one of only 14 International dealerships in the United States and Canada who earned this prestigious recognition in 2017. “The Presidential Award also recognizes the effort and dedication of all the dealership’s employees. A highly skilled, professional staff is a critical success factor for any commercial truck dealership. Kevin Tallman, CEO, Tallman Group is clearly committed to growing his business and being recognized by customers as the dealership of choice in their market. I congratulate everyone at Tallman Group for their commitment to outstanding customer service, operational excellence and representation of the International Truck brand.” Kevin Tallman added: “This award is great honour for everyone at Tallman Group because it recognizes all the hard work and professionalism we bring

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BC Rest Area Opens


modern rest area has opened between Merritt and Kelowna on Highway 97C at the Loon Lake Interchange. This rest area will be one of eight throughout the province to be wired for free Wi-Fi this year, designed to make the traveling experience better for British Columbians and visitors to the province. “It is important for travelers to stay fresh and alert on long trips, and Loon Lake’s new rest area provides an option on the Okanagan Connector,” said Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Claire Trevena. “Commercial truck drivers and travelers alike have told us they want more highway rest areas and improvements to the existing stops, and this one has amenities for all to benefit from when they need a break from the road.” The $4.2-million Loon Lake rest area, approximately 40 kilometers southeast of Merritt, is a modern “Class A” facility with running water and flush toilets. It features a contemporary design, separate parking locations for passenger, commercial and recreational vehicles, and a landscaped outdoor area with picnic tables. Electric car charging stations will be installed this spring, and Loon Lake is one of eight B.C. rest areas designated to get free Wi-Fi this year, as well as the following stops: • Hunter Creek on Highway 1 – 11 kilometers west of Hope • Bradner on Highway 1 – 53 kilometers east of Vancouver • Cole Road on Highway 1 – 73 kilometers east of Vancouver • The Last Spike on Highway 1 – 24 kilometers east of Sicamous

• Slim Creek on Highway 16 – 120 kilometers east of Prince George • Mount Terry Fox on Highway 16 – six kilometers east of Tête Jaune • Boulder Creek on Highway 16 – 53 kilometers west of Hazelton Funding for the Loon Lake rest area and free Wi-Fi was provided by the ministry’s Rest Area Improvement Program. Since 2015, almost $10 million has been invested in rest-area enhancements throughout B.C.

An interactive map, which features all provincial rest area locations, along with webcams and current road and weather conditions, can be found using the map tab at:

Ontario Parking Study Extended


he deadline to complete a survey to support a study of truck parking and rest areas in southern Ontario has been extended until April 30, as analysts look to secure more participants. SPR Associates is gathering the information for the Ontario Ministry of Transportation, and has so far collected 1,700 responses. But that’s apparently not enough. “The data is very high quality,” says study director Ted Harvey, referring to information that’s been provided about 25 highway segments, and about 30,000 parking and service ratings for more than 70 truck stops. The information will be used to determine where additional truck parking is needed, and what amenities drivers need at truck stops. To complete the survey, go to, survey.htm 34

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Peterbilt Announces Allstate Peterbilt as Dealer of the Year


eterbilt Motors Company names Allstate Peterbilt as the 2017 Dealer of the Year The award was presented at the 2018 Peterbilt Dealer Meeting held in Scottsdale, Arizona. The annual two-day business meeting brings together Peterbilt dealers from across North America. The meeting includes presentations and breakout sessions, with focused reviews on strengthening the dealer network and providing an industry leading sales and service experience to customers. “The Peterbilt dealer network has never been stronger. The dealer is the most important conduit from Peterbilt to the customer and Allstate Peterbilt is a shining example of service excellence and customer support,” Said Kyle Quinn, PACCAR Senior Vice President and Peterbilt General Manager. “Their commitment to the customer is a model others will follow. I thank them for their commitment and their pride in presenting the Red Oval.” In addition to Dealer of the Year for 2017 Allstate Peterbilt also takes home the Platinum Oval award which is given to the group of elite Peterbilt dealership locations who have demonstrated outstanding performance in all aspects of the Peterbilt Standards of Excellence program, a 2017 Best in Class award which honors the dealer organizations that rank the highest across the North American dealer network, and the TRP Dealer of the Year award which honors the top performing dealer in supporting the PACCAR Parts all makes TRP brand. “We are very proud of this achievement” added Don Larson Dealer Principal and Owner of Allstate Peterbilt. “With 21


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locations across the Great Lakes Region Allstate Peterbilt has never been stronger. We pride ourselves on providing a customer experience that is second to none, I am humbled to see this dedication recognized.” This is Allstate Peterbilt’s second Dealer of the Year award adding it to their 2013 award. In 2016 Allstate took home awards for Parts and Service, Platinum Oval and Best in Class. “Receiving the Peterbilt Dealer of the Year award is a true honor and a proud moment for Allstate Peterbilt. We’ve invested significantly in our facilities, training for our staff and reaching customers we haven’t before,” said Jeff Vanthournout President of Allstate Peterbilt. “We look forward to an even stronger 2018 and are excited to defend our place as Dealer of the Year.” Allstate Peterbilt operates 21 dealerships throughout the Great Lakes Region and finished 2017 as one of the top performing dealerships in parts and service, medium duty sales, Class 8 sales and MX engine sales. Allstate is also one of the leaders in the Peterbilt dealer network for mobile service and is part of the Peterbilt Mobile Service Council, which develops best practices for other Peterbilt dealers to follow in developing their mobile service operations. “2017 was a record setting year for Peterbilt because of the stronger than ever dealer network. Dealerships like Allstate Peterbilt provide the bedrock of our customer experience,” said Peyton Harrell Director of Dealer Development, Peterbilt Motors Company. “Without a network full of dealers just like them we couldn’t be as successful as we have been.” In addition to Dealer of the Year Peterbilt also recognized the top-performing dealerships with Best in Class awards. The Best in Class Awards are based on a combination of Peterbilt’s standard of excellence scores, financial performance, part and service performance and utilization of PACCAR training and programs. Dealerships receiving Best in Class Awards include: • Allstate Peterbilt Group, Peterbilt Trucks Pacific, Dobbs Peterbilt Group, Camions Excellence Peterbilt, Rush Peterbilt Truck Centers, Stahl Peterbilt, Peterbilt Manitoba, The Peterbilt Store, The Larson Group Peterbilt, Jack Group Peterbilt, Calgary Peterbilt, Performance Peterbilt

Greener Urban Delivery of Sustainable Produce


rocery deliveries are going green for Metro Vancouver residents. Walmart Canada and Sustainable Produce Urban Delivery (SPUD) are teaming up to bring customers more environmentally friendly options for grocery delivery. SPUD uses their delivery platform Food-X Urban Delivery, to maximize space, and reduce waste, truck trips, and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions with a shared warehousing system and consolidation of orders.

“Our strategic collaboration with Food-X allows us to serve customers in the heart of Vancouver in an environmentally friendly and sustainable way,” says CEO and president of Walmart Canada Lee Tappenden. Customers looking to take advantage of the new service will be able to ship online on Walmart Canada’s website. Food-X is promising delivery as soon as the next day.

The new delivery system is expected to be in place by summer 2018. Food-X will be opening a new 74,000-sq.-ft. warehouse outfitted with their proprietary delivery technology. The facility will also have several bio-digesters used to compost meat, produce, and compostable packaging. While SPUD is opening the new warehouse to accommodate the Walmart operation, it will also continue to operate its other warehouse in Vancouver for existing retailers. Peter van Stolk, CEO at SPUD says consumer demand for online grocery shopping is growing and that means more trucks on the road, making efficient, environmentally friendly, and lower cost delivery systems more important. Walmart says the new agreement will also help to fulfill its promise to customers to make grocery shopping easier for those in urban centers where larger food stores may not be as easily available. march - april 2018


Bison Transport Named “Best Fleet to Drive For” by TCA, CarriersEdge


or the eighth year, Bison Transport has been recognized as one of the Best Fleets to Drive For by the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) and driver training company, CarriersEdge. Bison is among 20 forhire trucking companies across North America that are being recognized for providing exemplary work environments for their professional drivers and employees. To be considered for the Best Fleets program, companies are required to receive a nomination from at least one of its company drivers or owner-operators. They are then evaluated against a scoring matrix covering a range of categories including total compensation package, health benefits, pension plans, professional development

opportunities and more. “It’s not easy to be named one of the Best Fleets to Drive For,” said John Lyboldt, TCA president. “It simultaneously requires commitment to an individual carrier’s operations and a vision for the future of the industry as a whole.” Bison has continuously demonstrated a commitment to providing an outstanding work environment for professional drivers and owner-operators. “Our team is consistently named North America’s Safest Fleet and we credit our professional drivers with maintaining that reputation,” said Garth Pitzel, Bison Transport’s director of safety and driver development. “We are pleased to be recognized for providing a leading workplace in the trucking industry.”

Glasvan Offers Antimicrobial Protection in its 2019 Great Dane Reefer Trailers


lasvan Great Dane’s (www.glasvangreatdane. com) new 2019 model Great Dane Everest Reefer trailer line up is now equipped with Microban protection. Trailer liners with Microban, our new standard, offer broad-spectrum 24/7 antimicrobial trailer to help support compliance and safety requirements under the Food Safety Modernization ACT (FSMA) and Hazard Analysis and Critical Points (HACCP) by greatly reducing bacteria and mildew that contribute to contamination, odour and stains. Only available on Everest Reefers, Microban is Great Dane’s new antimicrobial product that delivers 24/7 protection and is now standard in both of our ThermoGuard and PunctureGuard refrigerated liners lasting for the entire life of the trailer. “Carriers can rest assured that in their efforts to provide freight integrity to customers, that their complex 38

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food transportation needs will be met with our 2019 Reefer models,” says Tom Pepper, Sales Representative for Glasvan Great Dane. “Our Microban fortified reefer linings will help them meet stricter FSMA and HACCP principles and this can work to make them a carrier of choice in the eyes of their customers and shippers.” Great Dane’s testing of the liner with this patented technology have proven that two stain and odour causing bacteria most common to food contamination do not thrive in a Microban setting. In fact, tests resulted in a 99.9% reduction in microbial growth compared to those without Microban. The Great Dane Everest Reefer is the only trailer on the market that offers this exclusive antimicrobial technology. Microban actively fights the growth of bacteria that can cause odours and stains in the liner and helps carriers and their customers meet health and safety protocols.

Volvo Has 100 Certified Uptime Centres


olvo Trucks North America announced it now has more than 100 Certified Uptime Centres in its dealer network. The certified dealers maximize uptime through greater service bay availability, and standardized processes that lead to expedited check-in and repair times. “Post-purchase support is vital and our Volvo Certified Uptime Centres show that we’re serious about our business partnerships and supporting maximum uptime,” said Bruce Kurtt, senior vicepresident of sales for Volvo Trucks North America. “Our dealer network has embraced the Certified Uptime Centre concept and processes, and committed to a new approach to customer service. More than 100 of our North American dealers have now completed the rigorous certification process that will help more Volvo Trucks customers get back on the road quickly following a service stop.”

consistency,” said Mike Gomes, vice-president of maintenance for Bison Transport. “This is important for our operations and our drivers as they can now be confident in the service that they will receive across the network regardless whether they are at their home dealer or pulling into a dealer for the first time. In essence the relationship has been established for the entire network through the Certified Uptime process. It provides confidence to our team knowing we will receive information in a defined period and action is guaranteed.”

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To become certified, dealers must implement numerous modifications to their service processes, including the designation of uptime bays for repairs taking less than four hours, as well as revised service workflows to speed repairs. These trucks are serviced immediately instead of the first-come, first-served practice commonly used for vehicle repairs. “The uptime process has become part of our identity as a dealer group and an expected standard by our customers,” said Clay Claiborne, corporate service manager for Bruckner Truck Sales, which has achieved certification at all 22 of their locations. “Volvo Certified Uptime Centres offer march - april 2018






ollywood/Los Angeles, CA: pretty fast. I do wish that the 400-horsepower engine Lincoln has been on quite the that is nestled into the Continental would be an roll lately; no, we’re not talking option, but not for now. According to Lincoln brass, about another celebrity joining this vehicle is aimed at a market that if focused on Mathew McConauhey to speak luxury and the 2.7L is a great engine for the Nautilus. volumes about the brand. Rather, it’s about the brand Both engine choices are mated to an 8-speed rebranding itself into celebrity status. automatic transmission with Start/Stop technology. Hot on the heals of the MKC and the Navigator, It’s too early to tell if the technology can be Lincoln revealed the new Nautilus at the LA Auto disengaged, but we’ll find out soon. Many people Show in late November. Yes, this new mid-size also roll their eyes at the Start/Stop feature, but crossover is a successor to the outgoing MKX, but I personally like it because every bit to help the according to Lincoln President Kumar Galhotra, environment is a step in the right direction. For the the Nautilus is much more than a simple name USA, Nautilus is available in either front or allchange. “We wanted to develop a vehicle that brings wheel drive, and for Canada, only all-wheel drive, a sense of experience that was different than ever because you know, we’re Canadian. The system before,” said Galhotra. “And, with the introduction is set to rear-wheel drive mode as standard, unless of Nautilus, Lincoln now has a strong, distinctive there’s loss of traction. portfolio with a common and recognizable identity.” Since this was the first unveiling of the Nautilus, Sometimes the simplest of things have the most there was no opportunity to drive the vehicle; however, profound effect. Up front of the Nautilus is a new we were encouraged to step inside and experience signature grille, and boy does it ever make an impact this newest Lincoln. “Everything about Nautilus – the wing-shape is, thankfully, a thing of the past. (and other Lincoln models) is focused on a better Below the side-view mirrors are distinctive, elegant and more human experience,” explained Galhotra. side badges that proudly display the Nautilus name From the Welcome Lights to the new optional Revel – a nice look in my opinion. Even though all panels sound system and Perfect Seats, Lincoln is confident have been reworked, behind the A-pillars, the vehicle the vehicle will appease a wide range of buyers. is recognizable as Lincoln. Rounding The seats are firm yet comfortable, up the vehicle is a redesigned tailgate, with a tonne of adjustments for the reminiscent of the MKC, complete perfect position. Choice of interior with wrap-around taillights. Overall, materials is top-notch and fit and the Nautilus is a handsome looking finish seems to be excellent. There is vehicle that carries the legacy of the a good amount of room for both front Lincoln brand. and rear passengers, and even taller Under the hood sit one of two occupants will find enough headroom. available power plants. Standard is Finally, the storage compartments the 2.0L four-cylinder that gives 245 are very well made and placed. “We horsepower, or the optional 2.7L had a specialized anthropological turbo six-cylinder that delivers 335 team that watched drivers’ interaction Jag Dhatt horsepower and 380 lb-ft. of torque. with their vehicles,” said Galhotra. Accredited AJAC Journalist That’s enough to get this SUV moving “Based on these observations, we


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designed Nautilus so that it fit the needs of the driver. Thus, for example, the storage area between the front seats is designed to fit even a lady’s handbag.” Where did this extra space come from? Well, lately, most Lincoln vehicles are now equipped with the by-wire, push button gear selector. I’m a fan of an actual gear shifter, but the modern individual doesn’t seem to mind – they would much rather prefer the extra space than a shifter. Moving on, there’s a beautiful 12.3” digital instrument cluster that can be customized in a variety of ways. Of course, in this luxury vehicle, you’ll find a wireless charging pad and the SYNC 3 infotainment comes standard with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. I had mentioned that Lincoln has been on a roll recently, but just how well is the brand doing? Well, in Canada and the USA, 2017 has marked the 4th year of consecutive growth for Lincoln, ahead of the class in the luxury segment. The growth is even more staggering overseas. In 2015, the brand sold just over 11,000 units in China; and this year, 45, 729 units have been sold up to October!

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Drug and Alcohol Testing Under Revaluation


ollowing a fatal 2016 Amtrak accident in Chester, Pennsylvania, and a series of news articles about the increase in drug use across the United States and in the transportation sector, Democratic staff of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, U.S. House of Representatives, began a review of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s drug and alcohol testing program to evaluate patterns of increased usage across the modes of transportation and to determine whether DOT’s program is effective or in need of improvement. A report was prepared for House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure ranking member Peter DeFazio (D-OR). T&I Committee Democratic staff found that while DOT is effectively carrying out drug and alcohol testing requirements, policies, and goals, there are significant gaps in its drug and alcohol testing program. Based on this review, T&I Committee Democratic staff developed 15 recommendations for improving the program, along with ten key findings.

the United States are able to conduct the same drug and alcohol tests on safety-sensitive personnel located outside of the United States that are required of personnel in the United States. • DOT and HHS should prioritize research that could lead to a scientifically valid and legally defensible testing standard for marijuana impairment. • DOT should routinely review exemptions from reporting requirements for drug and alcohol testing and consider conducting a review that compares the results of DOTmandated tests with the results of tests conducted under company authority to help better inform regulators of drug and alcohol abuse among transportation workers.

Recommendations include: • DOT should revise its regulations to ensure alcohol and controlled substances testing programs encompass all employees and agents performing safety-sensitive functions, addressing any gaps that currently exist in employees and agents who are tested. • PHMSA should renew discussions with Canada and Mexico to ensure pipeline companies that operate pipelines from Canada or Mexico into

Trucking HR Canada Announced Today its 2018 Webinar Series


he webinars will focus on practical HR solutions to help employers address key HR challenges. Topics include the legalization of recreational marijuana; mental health in the workplace; coaching and mentoring, and our most popular topic from last year – best practices from Top Fleet Employers. “Now more than ever, it is critical that trucking and logistics employers are prepared and equipped to deal with the growing HR challenges facing the industry,” says Angela Splinter, CEO of Trucking HR Canada. “Our webinar series will offer practical insights, 42

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tips, and resources to help employers address what Trucking HR Canada has identified as key, evolving concerns”. The first webinar is scheduled for April 25, at noon EST, and will focus on the legalization of recreational marijuana and its impending impact on employers’ rights and responsibilities. This webinar will be delivered by employment law specialist Shelley Brian Brown, a lawyer with the firm Steinberg Title Hope & Israel LLP. Cost for the series is $249, with individual webinars priced at $99.

Luber Finer Introduces New Extended Life Oil Filter


uber-finer, a leading brand in heavy duty filtration since 1936, is pleased to introduce the LFP9001XL, an upgraded oil filter designed for the very popular Cummins ISX engine. The XL (Extended Life) version of Luber-finer’s LFP9001 full flow oil filter features a 100% synthetic filter media that keeps oil flowing smoothly while delivering enhanced filter efficiency over a longer time period. Luberfiner’s XL filters can help reduce the frequency of filter replacements and help increase vehicle uptime while reducing total service and filter spend. “An oil filter should only be judged on three metrics: efficiency, capacity and restriction,” said Layne Gobrogge, Director of Heavy Duty Marketing. “Luber-finer’s full flow technology has been proven to outperform competitive combination bypass filters in particulate removal efficiency and capacity, as well as offer lower oil restriction. The LFP9001XL is the latest example of how Luber-finer continues to exceed customer expectations.”

As calculated using ISO 4548-12 and ISO 4548-1 in-house testing vs. competitive filters, the Luber-finer LFP9001XL provides:

• 100% greater efficiency at removing particulate at 5 microns. • 45% more capacity to capture harmful particulate compared to competitive standard oil filters. • 8% less restriction on an engine’s oil flow under harsh test conditions at a flow rate of 25 gallons per minute.

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Old Tech vs New Tech By G Ray Gompf, CD


ocial media is great, and I love it. There’s a lot of discussion going on about standard transmissions vs automatic transmissions. The discussion is really much broader than that. It is my belief, and my belief is pretty much borne out by reality, that once a computer takes over a human skill, that skill becomes lost, at least to those who never had acquired the skill in the first place. Sure, allowing a computer to shift gears is fine and believe me, I’m fully aware that the automatic transmissions in today’s trucks, under absolutely ideal conditions, can and do outperform an old seasoned hand using a perfectly operating standard transmission under precisely the same conditions. The automatic transmission is only scratching the surface of computers taking over human skills. There’s cruise control and reactive cruise control. There’s automatic headlights. There’s lane departure warning. There’s blind spot warning. There’s back up warning. There are gauges that tell you the tire pressure while your moving. There’s even a computer screen on the dash the tells

you more than you ever thought you needed to know about the truck you’re driving. The information being fed to you can be a full-time job without the driving part, which is becoming the distraction. The complete automation of even the driving part of the truck operation is fast becoming a reality where the truck simply drives itself. For now, 44

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however, there must be a “driver” who is qualified to assume control if something goes wrong. In this automation race, there’s also motive power sources that are fighting for the supremacy now occupied by the diesel engine. Compressed natural gas is making inroads. The advent of a battery system that is powerful enough and offers a quick recharge and a five-hundred mile range is also upon us. Aerodynamics is also a factor. Ever since Kenworth introduced the “Anteater,” aerodynamics is now a critical element of the truck buying decisions. But was the Anteater truly the first truck to be designed aerodynamically. I seem to remember a Labatt tractor trailer in the 50’s that was pretty sleek. The only constant is that “nut behind the wheel” and while computers have made the driver’s job somewhat different, the need to have a highly skilled, knowledgeable, and experienced driver piloting, monitoring the computers, in the very least, of this large truck on the roads they need to travel. If they eliminate the driver to a computer, who is going to ensure the right trailer is properly connected, who is going to slide the boogies when weights need to be shifted, who is going to do the proper vehicle inspections for safe operation, and who is going to set the wheel chocks, open the doors, back into docks, and supervise loading and unloading (I’m being polite here). So, let’s talk about this automated truck. In absolutely ideal conditions, they can’t be beat. It’s those less than ideal conditions that have me concerned. Would any sane skilled driver use cruise control on wet or slippery pavement? Yes, there are people who do but remember I said sane and skilled. No highly skilled driver would even consider the use of cruise control in situations where there could be slippery conditions. It might be interesting to see how an autonomous truck reacts in a blizzard. Highly skilled human drivers are expected to get through, no matter the amount of snow falling or the visibility available. Will autonomous trucks be able to get through unscathed? Will battery powered electric trucks maintain their fivehundred mile range when the temperatures dip into the serious minuses of a bitter cold Canadian winter? One of the battery powered entries into the big truck markets is bragging the equivalent of 2,000 horsepower right through the entire power/torque curves. Can you imagine a run up Fancy Gap with 2,000 horses pulling up the hill? But, will that 2,000 horsepower be there in the dead of winter climbing the Coquihalla?

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Volvo and Paccar have opened the doors to 100% of their vehicles being emission free within the next few years. One would assume they’ll be relying on battery stored electricity, but we’ll just have to wait and see. There are some very good minds working on the equipment. The problem isn’t going to be the lack of innovation in the building of equipment, but it just might be in the innovation of those charged with operating these new vehicles. The lack of inspiration emanating from those politicians making the rules is critical and they have been shirking the responsibility to satisfy lobby groups that have no idea the ramifications of what they insist. Politicians, who are supposed to understand the law of unintended consequences, consider only the votes to be garnered by acquiescence. Innovators will innovate, those who have to learn and use the innovation will learn and use it with even more efficiency than intended. But when legislators enter the fray, instead of having our minds controlling the Bluetooth, we have to operate state-of-the-art innovation with a set of reins designed to direct a team of horses. We, as the labour component of the trucking industry, need to regain the voice we lost when we lost collective bargaining. We, as small business owner/operator truckers, must become united; after all, we own more of the equipment than do the large fleets who run the show. They were allowed to unionize but we can’t. I’m proposing that all small business owner/operator truckers take a look at the way the fleets have organized. They have a federal group that lobbies the federal government. They have provincial groups that lobby the provincial governments. They even have international organizations that harmonize legislation in several countries. We have squat and we own most of the equipment, then have virtually no say in operating that equipment. So, let’s organize the way the fleets have. Well, we’re doing just that. We have a federal group organizing to deal with the federal government. We have several provinces organizing their voices

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to deal with their respective provincial governments, notably in Quebec and Ontario. Other provinces have people discussing the way they need to organize. Where support to the fleet groups is appropriate, it will happen,

and where their position is contrary, there will be a methodology to discuss the issue and hopefully reach a consensus that works for most. Some of the major issues that need our attention and input include: • ELD’s • Hours of Service, particularly making it flexible • making driving a recognized skilled trade • ensuring there is a career path • ensuring a life skill development path is promulgated and to which will be adhered • ensuring technology and human skill are properly merged • ensuring Federal and Provincial governments harmonize regulations • ensuring US & Canadian governments harmonize regulations with respect to transportation • ensuring fairness with insurance • ensuring small business owner/operator truckers have the same buying ability as fleets • ensuring laws already in place are enforced (like double brokerage) • ensure that we have a say and control on our working conditions, wages, etc. For the small business owner/operator truckers to rely on the fleet organizations to which the small business owner operator truckers are not eligible to join, to be the voice of trucking is beyond insanity. It would behoove every small business owner/operator trucker to proactively contact the now existing Canadian Federation of Truckers in the person of Yannick Fournier by email at: and become a member of both provincial and federal organizations to be heard and recognized at every level. The organization is set up so that if you join the federal group, you will also be a member of your provincial group.

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* Based on averaging the third-party testing results for fuel economy comparing the International LT with A26 engine against the (a) 2018 Freightliner Cascadia CA126SLP with DD13, (b) 2018 Kenworth T680 with Paccar MX-13 and (c) 2018 Volvo VNL670 with Volvo D13. Actual customer results for fuel economy may vary. The “category” tested consisted of Class 8 trucks with North American 12-13L engines.

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