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They can only react to situations as they have developed. he safety flag is the most misused flag in the But because the proponents of these technologies can use world. If someone has something to sell, the the “safety” flag and run that safety flag up the safety flag easiest marketing word is “safety”. pole, everyone is supposed to salute. The fact is, governments Trucking has its fair share of products and allowing such “real life tests” to happen, have wisely chosen services that purport to make life safer but to require a human to be “in control” just in case something sometimes it’s a stretch to find how the word safety applies. The big one right now is the Autonomous Truck or self driving. untoward happens, more so that a human is available to be sued It’s actually not a truck but a computer masquerading as a truck. and that responsibility will not fall back on the computer/truck What this computer/truck will do is for the most part operate and it’s manufacturer. However, when one thinks of safety items, without human intervention and possibly do that improvements in brakes, lights, tires, items to create operation without serious mishaps. But will it be visibility, personal restraints, creature comforts for safer? That is the question and it’s almost too late at the truck drivers, and technology, easily come to this stage to ask. mind. Already, autonomous cars have been involved in There is a lot of technology available to truckers collisions causing death that quite possibly an alert today mostly in the area of communications. While human could have avoided. Humans tend to predict the CB radio isn’t utilized to the degree it once was, what another driver may or may not do and can it is arguably the most significant technological take avoidance actions before the other human has safety item ever invented. It gave (and gives) made the mistake. Computers, at this point in their the trucker immediate real time information so he development, may be able to handle regular driving is totally aware of the surroundings for a several G. Ray Gompf kilometres in all directions giving the driver eyes a situations but can’t “think” and “predict” outcomes. 8

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Safety Innovations in Trucking kilometre ahead and behind so the driver’s decision making can be planned rather than simply reactive. Now, the Alberta Government, for one, is trying to reign in vehicle to vehicle voice communication because it’s distracting. No, Premier Notley, it’s not distracting, it’s an absolutely necessary safety tool. What’s the only thing autonomous vehicles require? They need vehicle to vehicle communication without which their is no autonomous trucking. It’s the same thing with vehicle to vehicle voice communication amongst trucks. Drivers tell each other exactly what they are seeing as they are seeing it, so those other trucks can take appropriate action to prevent catastrophic events. Truck drivers have often been travelling along the highway at full highway speed and suddenly a voice comes on the CB and yells, “Brake Check”. Immediately, all the truck drivers in the vicinity get off the fuel feed and their foot is hovering on the brake valve pedal. Then the driver is applying the brakes, sometimes as hard as possible just to stop in time to avoid something catastrophic. Because that driver yelled “brake check”, truck drivers had time to prepare for a major slow down. When a truck driver comes upon a traffic stoppage, it happens all too quickly. Truck drivers want to brake ahead of panic. Even the newest smart technology hasn’t replaced the immediacy of the driver to driver communication that has saved millions of lives; untold property damage and, ensured that Mrs Smith is able to find just the perfect roast for her Sunday dinner. But, none of that matters to Premier Notley. She thinks the CB is a distraction the use of which needs to be punished to the point of banning the technology altogether. Have you ever tried to drive in fog so thick it’s difficult to see the front of your truck let alone the vehicle or obstruction in front of you? There isn’t a trucker alive that hasn’t. Have you gotten through that fog because the voice on the other end of the CB was giving you explicit directions for navigation? It’s safe to say that many trucker has done just that because there is no excuse for a late delivery. The same thing applies to blizzards where the snow is so heavy, even if you weren’t moving, it’s difficult or downright impossible to see. Those other truckers around you get you through without incident. But that’s not being considered a safety item therefore it’s on the Alberta chopping block because it’s considered distracted driving. The screen on the Qualcomm may give you text instructions along the way but it can’t tell you when your 100 metres from disaster, but the CB can and does. Besides, if you text your dispatcher that you’re stopping because you can’t see where you’re going, chances are good, the dispatcher will demand you not stop because that load is much more important that your mere life. The next best safety item in the truck is the driver him or herself. It is that driver who makes all the critical decisions instantly. It is the driver that recognizes the truck is leading off to the right and makes the correction to avert disaster. It is the driver, who through experience can just feel the tire that’s not quite right and makes the determination to get it fixed immediately or can this be done in the shop at home. It is the driver than recognizes the railway tracks are going to force the truck to bottom out and possibly get hung up. It is the driver who recognizes that every time a rail crossing occurs there is imminent dangers that must be addressed and overcome 10

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Safety Innovations in Trucking skillfully and properly. Too often the safety of this component of the truck is underestimated in his or her functionality. The driver is not just a nut behind the wheel. The driver is the most critical safety component of any vehicle. That being said, there must be a constant updating of his or her skills development to ensure the safety mindset is first and foremost. The safety manager, of any organization, is probably one of the most critical tasks. It is that safety manager that has to look at all situations and determine how to write policy on how to handle any given situation and hopefully before an incident happens that would force such policy to be created. Yet, when there is a downturn and work force must be shed, the first ones to go are the operational (drivers) and the safety personnel. Seems backwards, but that’s the way it happens. The other major task assigned to the safety manager is to ensure all in his charge are fully cognizant of the myriad of rules and regulations both from within and from governmental sources. It is impossible or nearly impossible for every truck driver in the US and Canada to be fully aware of each and every rule from the 62 jurisdictions but the safety manager must have a serious working knowledge of all that apply in the company operations. The safety manager has to be fully aware of all the various government and private sources for advising the drivers under his control with the various resources at hand. It’s certainly a challenge. For the foreseeable future, the main safety features for all trucking companies are their highly skilled drivers and their safety manager who maintains the safety skill level of drivers.

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Why We All Don’t Drive A Ferrari with several hundreds of thousands of dollars in equity and has been driving a truck for twenty years. He earned his deal. Living on rent and having driven a company truck for one year with savings of only $5,000 will not get you what your friend got. It gets you shown to the door. A low or negative net worth is not something that’s looked at with fondness by a lender. You have a low balance in your bank accounts, you have no investments, no life insurance, no previous vehicle ownership, no property in your name and owe $50,000 in unsecured credit cards. Now you want $100,000 + when you have nothing to show for yourself? It doesn’t work that way. Not all hope is lost. It takes time, but you can realize the dream of having anything you might desire. Hard work does pay off eventually. If it was easy, everyone would be driving a Ferrari and have a fleet of brand new fully loaded highway trucks. But not every vehicle on the road is a Ferrari for a reason. That’s because not everyone can afford one, or it’s not practical. But with time and persistence, you will be rewarded eventually. There are things you can work on before applying for a loan; For example, you can build up your savings and investments over time. Have multiple credit cards, lines of credit, and loans and pay them off to show you can pay back money. That takes several years. Don’t miss any payments along the way either, not even on your cell phone as those are reported on your credit. Don’t carry large amounts of unsecured debt. Have a credit card and line of credit, but also pay them off in full each month. If you carry high balances over time, it shows you have over spent for your income and are struggling to pay it back. Work to pay your debts down. And try to earn the highest income you can. If you’re a trucker, take every load offered. The eager driver earns more money than the one who refuses loads or make excuses to his boss. Trying to declare a low income to save taxes is becoming a problem and many lenders are declining low income earners. We all have dreams and it’s a great motivation. Do not give up on your dreams, but the most important thing you need to be, is realistic and responsible. It’s not about showing off or looking good. This is your work. If you set your dreams within your means and work hard, they will be achieved. You can realize anything if you endure but there are sacrifices along the way and sometimes other things may be more important. I have a long time client

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redesigned automatic lighting system for fifth wheels will soon be available from SAF-Holland, which says its ELI-te electronic lock indicator will help drivers ensure a proper coupling when they hook onto trailers. The ELI-te Fifth Wheel Coupling Indicator includes white LED lights for the jaws-king pin area of the fifth wheel, red LED warning lights, and a long-life, application-specific electronic control module, said Bryon Redecker, product manager. The system is self-contained except for a power cord that must be fitted to a tractor’s electrical system. It is replacing a version introduced about 15 years ago that has links to an in-cab indicator system. For various reasons that product has not been popular, Redecker said. Miscouplings sometimes cause kingpins to slip loose from fifth wheels and trailer noses to fall onto the ground as a tractor pulls away. Major fleets have told SAFHolland that hundreds of instances of

dropped trailers occur each year. Drivers working with the ELI-te receive simple, immediate, and actionable feedback after each coupling. When a trailer kingpin is properly coupled to an ELI-te equipped

fifth wheel, four high-intensity white LED lights mounted within the fifth wheel automatically illuminate the lock jaws. Drivers can then verify that jaws have locked onto the kingpin.

If the coupling is not successful, the white lights stay dark and outward-facing red lights begin flashing. A driver can then find out why the coupling is not complete. A successful retry will turn off the red lights and illuminate the white lights. After a recheck, the driver can hook up air and electrical lines, finish a pre-trip inspection of tractor and trailer, and be on his way. The enhanced ELI-te is an integrated option on Holland’s FW series fifth wheels, including the FW31, 33 and 35. It will be available installed at the Holland factory or in retrofit kits. Price has not been set. “The lights make it easy for drivers to positively confirm that they have coupled correctly, and warn them if they have not. It’s a new generation of safety,” said Mark Molitor, vice president of engineering, Americas. “It’s an engineered, all-in-one system that will be spec’d by on-highway fleets that are looking to empower drivers to accomplish correct coupling consistently.”

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What is UCR? UCR stands for Unified Carrier Registration program. It was created by the federal legislation and has replaced the former system for registering the operators of vehicles engaged in interstate travel, it was commonly known as the Single State Registration System (SSRS). What is the major difference between the UCR and the SSRS? The UCR applies to all operators of Commercial Motor Vehicles (CMVs) whereas the SSRS only applied to for-hire motor carriers. The UCR also includes carrier’s that are transporting interstate goods even if their vehicles do not leave the state. According to the UCR program, what is considered a CMV? Any self-propelled vehicle used on highways engaged in interstate travel that has a gross weight of 10,001 pounds or more is considered a CMV. Also vehicles that are designed to transport 11 or more passengers including the driver are considered CMVs. Any vehicle that is required to have hazardous waste placards will also fall into this category. Will the registration apply to individual vehicles or will a single registration apply to the fleet? One registration based on fleet size applies to all the vehicles that are registered under the USDOT number. Do only motor carriers have to register for UCR? No, along with motor carrier, all motor private carriers, freight forwarders, brokers and leasing companies have to register for UCR as well. What happens if your company does not register for UCR? Each state has the authority to enforce registration compliance through roadside enforcement checks. If your vehicle is pulled over and your company has not been registered for UCR you could be subject to a fine depending on which state you are pulled over in. A business audit could also reveal that your company is not registered for UCR and this could lead to 20

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additional fines. Will you get a certificate to prove your registration with UCR? There is no certificate issued but your registration information is kept in a national database which can be accessed by law enforcement personnel as part of routine roadside checks. Do I have to renew this registration? Yes the UCR has to be renewed annually. What are the fees for the UCR? The fees depend on your fleet size, below is the breakdown of the fees: Number of Vehicles Amount Due 0 to 2 $ 76.00 3 to 5 $ 227.00 6 to 20 $ 452.00 21 to 100 $ 1,576.00 101 to 1000 $ 7,511.00 1001 or more $ 73,346.00 How does the government use these funds that are collected under this program? The revenue generated through the UCR program is used for enforcement of motor carrier safety programs. Where can I get more information on how to register or if I need assistance with registering or renewing? You can call us at our toll free number at 1-800-965-9839 if you need assistance in registering your company or business for UCR or renewing your UCR.

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Great Dane Showcases Two Refrigerated Truck Bodies

reat Dane showcased two refrigerated truck bodies at the 2016 International Foodservice Distributors Association (IFDA) Distribution Solutions Conference in Tampa, FL, Oct. 17-19. The truck body models on display are engineered to address increasing food safety regulatory changes with a focus on thermal efficiency and long-term durability, according to the company. “Great Dane’s refrigerated truck bodies incorporate industry-leading refrigerated trailer and truck body technology from Great Dane and Johnson Truck Bodies to ensure the safe and efficient delivery of temperature-sensitive products,” the company said. Great Dane said its Blizzard fiberglass composite truck body provides “a durable and reliable solution for a wide sector of applications, including last-mile deliveries,” according to the company. The walls and

ceilings are lined with .090” fiberglass reinforced plastic (FRP). Every seam is glassed and sealed by experienced technicians

to lock out moisture. The framework for wall and roof panels is made of welded steel that is completely covered in foam insulation and fiberglass. The fiberglass exterior blocks heat from penetrating the truck body because it

does not conduct heat and there are no seams or rivets for heat or moisture to pass through. Great Dane’s Guardian Reach-In refrigerated truck body uses the latest in fiberglass composite construction, which provides flexibility for transporting food with different temperature requirements, the company said. The Guardian can be designed with multi-temp zones (deep frozen, medium, and dry freight goods) in a single vehicle from under 10,000 gross vehicle weight (GVW) to 26,000 GVW. The Guardian’s construction and durability allows fleet owners to decrease their total cost of ownership by moving the same truck body to multiple chassis, which reduces the cost associated with replacing the entire unit. The Guardian is available with a number of refrigerated systems, including traditional diesel, engine driven, or Johnson AE Cold Plate systems, which are exempt from CARB/ARB regulation in California.

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Our most recent venture and our Chisholm in a small space above and negotiated a much larger internal most passionate has been our work for pediatrics in Greater Sudbury.” Gloria’s Restaurant at 469 Bouchard funding line with their bankers. The St. in Sudbury. In its infancy LAKES original leasing company founded in In May 2012, Kurtis’ newborn son was diagnosed with a rare genetic complex called Afteralong provided businesses throughout the north 2001Tuberous - LAKES Sclerosis. Leasing Corp, multiple trips to Toronto to Sick Kids Hospital, and seeing multiple families from the North, LAKES and the Eagle with commercial lending solutions to with Eagle Equipment Sales, and towards a comfort Chisholm Family felt it was important to develop pediatric care and began to raise money help them realize their long and short term goals. Today, LAKES Property Holdings - were ramped up to take on more business hasroom roughly with its head office stilldoing directly clients wherecomfortable. MIM’s internalLAKES, leasing company at 11,000 Healthcustomers Sciencesnationwide North Pediatrics so that kids testswith could feeltomore along has located in Sudbury Ontario. now grown to be one of the larger independents in the country. with the rest of the Chisholm group of companies, raised 52k in 2014 as part of the KICX for Kids campaign and Kurtis Erin Chisholm, co-owner at MIM - part of the Awardsproactive are simply to recognition of the care given to customers. since the&launch of the NEO Kids foundation in 2015 have become make this a reality for the Chisholm Family Trust, notes that the company “has always been The Bell Business Excellence Chair Award was earned through an children of Greater Sudbury. a strong supporter of our community here in Greater Sudbury. Our ongoing commitment to MIM’s neighbours in Sudbury as well as most recent venture and our most passionate has been our work for future customers, their children. 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If you have questions about financing and small businesses, work-life balance for employees, and community leasing services that we offer to businesses just like yours, contact us involvement. It’s this focus on customers, on their clients, on people, at 1-800-461-8625 today and one of our associates will be in touch that has and continues to allow the company to grow, in spite of the with you within one business day. 26

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OTTO Makes First Live Load Delivery

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utonomous vehicle development firm Otto and beer maker Anheuser-Busch recently completed what they claim is the world’s first commercial shipment via self-driving truck: transporting a full-loaded trailer of Budweiser beer more than 120 miles along Colorado highway I-25 from Fort Collins through Denver to Colorado Springs. Otto Co-Founder Lior Ron noted that a human truck driver remained aboard the vehicle for the entire route, monitoring the delivery from the sleeper berth as the truck completed the 120mile route, exit-to-exit, entirely on its own without any driver intervention. “The incredible success of this pilot shipment is an example of what is possible when you deploy self-driving technology. It also showcases the importance of collaboration with forward-looking states like Colorado and companies like Anheuser-Busch,” Ron said in a statement. “By embracing this technology, both organizations are actively contributing to the creation of a safer and more efficient transportation network,” he added.

The load originated at Anheuser-Busch’s facility in Loveland, Colorado and departed for its journey from the Fort Collins, Colorado weigh station. Otto’s Ron reiterated the “vision” for self-driving technology is to help transform the trucking industry by: Reducing the number of fatalities on U.S. roads. Nearly half of fatalities happen on highways and 94% of accidents are caused by human error. Enabling fuel-efficient driving and therefore reducing emissions from freight trucks, which are currently responsible for 28% of all road vehicle carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. Enhancing truck utilization and providing a sustainable solution for the driver shortage that continues to put pressure on drivers to work long hours at the risk of safe driving. He also noted that one “major opportunity” presented by its self-driving technology is that truck drivers will be able to rest during long stretches of highway, and perhaps even catch up on sleep. That begs the question of whether the driver is “on-duty” with respect to hours of service laws while they are resting, as its self28

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Jake Brake for 2017 X15 Cummins Introduced

acobs Vehicle Systems announced the introduction of the optimized engine brake for the 2017 Cummins X15 engine. “The 2017 X15 capitalizes on the optimization of the VGT and the braking cam to deliver approximately ten percent additional braking power at engine speeds under 1700 RPM, compared to that of the 2010 ISX15,” the company said. “At a typical engine speed of 1500 RPM, drivers can now rely on 450 HP of braking power to provide confidence and driver control while in traffic or descending a hill. Wıth a simple downshift to increase the engine speed, the engine brake in the X15 Performance

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Series will deliver a retarding force of up to 600HP of braking at 2100RPM. The X15 braking performance continues to be best-in-class for heavy duty engines in North America.” “Cummins was Jacobs’ first engine brake customer in 1961. Over 55 years later, we continue to innovate through collaboration among our engineering teams using all engine systems available to maximize engine braking,” said Steve Ernest, vice president, Engineering and

Business Development. “When the pioneers and global leaders of engine brakes combine efforts with world-class diesel engine designers, we drive constant innovation and evolution of technologies that deliver performance and value to the customer. With the Cummins X15, equipped with an integrated Jacobs Engine Brake, truckers will experience safer travel and the improved comfort they demand, while reducing the wear of foundation brakes, downtime and service costs.”

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SmartLINQ Remote Diagnostics Technology Now Available for All Heavy-duty Truck Engines

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eterbilt Motors Company introduced new technology enhancements to its SmartLINQ remote diagnostics platform, as well as expanded availability to all Class 8 truck engines, during the ATA Management Conference & Exhibition in Las Vegas. “Peterbilt’s SmartLINQ is providing our customers with greater uptime, as well as cost savings and improved fleet management,” said Darrin Siver, Peterbilt General Manager and PACCAR Vice President. “Reasoning engine technology and SmartLINQ Service Management are Peterbilt’s latest innovations to SmartLINQ’s comprehensive connected truck solutions.” SmartLINQ provides customers with real-time, at-a-glance information on fleet health, with detailed diagnostics and recommended actions, through the web-based PACCAR Solutions portal. SmartLINQ Service Management, powered by Decisiv, will be integrated with the PACCAR Solutions portal in 2017. Siver noted that nearly 20,000 Peterbilt trucks are equipped with SmartLINQ and that number is rapidly expanding with the system now standard and factory-installed on all heavy-duty trucks. Reasoning Engine Technology Reasoning engine technology, a collective knowledge approach to truck

diagnostics and repair, will be integrated with the SmartLINQ platform in December. “Reasoning engine technology improves truck service and repair efficiencies to get trucks back on the road faster,” said Scott Newhouse, Peterbilt Chief Engineer. “Using actual field repair data, it provides technicians and customers with the most efficient diagnostic and service procedures.” SmartLINQ’s reasoning engine

technology will collect and analyze information generated by the on-board diagnostics of every SmartLINQ-enabled truck. It utilizes machine learning to make associations between triggered diagnostic codes. Technicians can apply up-to-theminute information to more efficiently and accurately diagnose and solve service issues. SmartLINQ Service Management SmartLINQ Service Management provides customers with real-time access to the status of truck repairs and service being performed at Peterbilt dealerships. It improves uptime by streamlining communication between customers and dealers to expedite decision-making in the servicing of the vehicle, for instance

approving electronic repair estimates. “SmartLINQ provides customers with instant, complete remote diagnostic information,” said Mike Conroy, Director of Field Service. “SmartLINQ Service Management takes the next step by giving customers that same convenience during the service process, letting them manage it more efficiently.” SmartLINQ Service Management is user-friendly and features real-time dashboards, alerts and reports. All service steps are date- and time-stamped, providing a complete history of each service event. Beginning this month every Class 8 truck produced will have a code that dealer service technicians scan to access detailed chassis information and updatable service records though SmartLINQ Service Management. Model year 2007 and newer trucks can be retrofitted with a code through Peterbilt dealerships. The system expedites maintenance and repairs by giving service technicians quick access to essential information to help perform work faster and more efficiently. Service Management is currently being rolled out to the Peterbilt dealer network. The fleet portal is expected to be available through PACCAR Solutions in Summer 2017.

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up to a 14-foot or wider trailer installation. Purchasers can supply their own hangers or Ridewell can design a suspension hanger for a specific application. The 12.25” drum brake assembly accommodates 17.5” tires on a 41” axle track width at a 12” ride height. The disc brake configuration is designed for a 32” axle track width, accommodating 225-70R 19.5” and 245-70R 19.5” tire sizes at a 12” ride height. NOVEMber / DECEMber 2016


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Clean Diesel Benefits Explained

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he success of private industry, government, environmental and health organizations in working to replace older diesel engines with nearzero emission clean diesel technology has reaped significant air quality improvements in the Midwest and throughout the United States, according to the Diesel Technology Forum. In a presentation to the Midwest Clean Diesel Initiative in Chicago recently, Ezra Finkin, the director of policy for the Diesel Technology Forum, highlighted several of the clean air and health gains achieved over the past decade in reducing emissions from older diesel equipment. The MCDI is a collaboration of federal, state and local agencies, along with communities, non-profit organizations and private companies all working together to reduce diesel emissions in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Wisconsin and 35 tribal nations. Finkin outlined how new clean diesel heavy duty trucks (model year 2010 or newer) with near-zero emission have significantly reduced emissions by: Eliminating 8.3 million tons of NOx Eliminating 43 million ton of CO2 Saving 2.9 billion gallons of diesel fuel (65 million barrels of oil) Midwest is home to new diesel technology & manufacturing Finkin, who serves as member of the MCDI Steering Committee, noted that the Midwest is a true home to clean diesel as many of the global leaders in diesel truck and equipment manufacturing are headquartered in the region. The region boasts a number of states with the highest percentage of new technology clean diesel equipment in operation. This includes Indiana, where almost 50 percent of the diesel trucks in operation have the latest near-zero emissions technology, the highest percentage in the nation. This is significant, Finkin said, because a single clean diesel Class 8 truck can eliminate over one ton of NOx emissions relative to a previous generation of diesel truck in just one year. “Diesel engines manufactured to meet the model year 2010 standard actually generated less than half of the maximum allowable emissions of NOx and [particulate NOVEMber / DECEMber 2016

matter], which is a considerable margin of safety,” Finkin said. Diesel overwhelmingly dominates Midwest truck market Finkin also highlighted how diesel trucks were the overwhelming dominate fuel

sources for Class 3-8 trucks in the Midwest with the following chart: State Diesel Natural Gas Illinois 391,646 1,371 Indiana 477,677 1,834 Iowa 169,468 245 Michigan 233,684 282 Minnesota 205,673 592 Missouri 224,575 566 Ohio 364,563 1,208 Wisconsin 214,446 832 Total 2,281,732 6,930 Vehicles in Operation, Dec. 31, 2015 Largest NOx reductions to come from new diesels

With economic sector across the U.S. depending on diesel power, including agriculture, mining, construction, manufacturing and goods movement, the increased use of new diesel technology will provide immediate emissions benefits. “Today, the greatest opportunity for NOx emission reduction is older commercial vehicles,” Finkin said, “and the largest reductions in emissions are possible by accelerating the uptake of new technology clean diesel vehicles.” Clean diesel emission benefits would be immediate from VW mitigation funds Finkin also outlined how the recently approved $2.7 billion Volkswagen emissions mitigation settlement could provide the opportunity for immediate clean air benefits – if it is allocated properly. “Investing settlement dollars in the newest generation of clean diesel technology will enable all the Midwest and other regions to realize the most immediate clean air benefits from the available dollars. Other technologies meanwhile are more expensive and in many cases, require substantial investments in expensive infrastructure,” Finkin said. “Clean diesel is the more cost effective solution to provide near term benefits compared to [compressed natural gas] or electric vehicles.” Finkin noted the investments needed to reduce 1 pound of NOx, as provided by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, are: $86: clean diesel $107: CNG $165: battery electric

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Volvo Trucks to Develop High-Efficiency Vehicle as Part of SuperTruck II Program Volvo Trucks will use alternative engine designs and an integrated system approach to build a lightweight tractor-trailer that exceeds the freight efficiency goal of 100 percent improvement on a ton-mile-per-gallon basis compared with a 2009 baseline. The team also will demonstrate a powertrain capable of 55 percent brake thermal efficiency. Volvo will leverage its industry-leading expertise in vehicle development, along

with established partnerships with advanced technology and trailer equipment vendors. It will also draw from the company’s legacy of innovation in the areas of energy efficiency, safety and environmental solutions. The majority of the work will be performed in Greensboro, North Carolina, which is the North American headquarters for Volvo Trucks, and at the Volvo powertrain facility in Hagerstown, Maryland.

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Yokohama Adds Four New Tires

okohama Tire Corp. recently added four new sizes to its 104ZR line of urban/regional allposition/steer tire line-up: the 225/70R19.5, 245/70R19.5, 265/70R19.5 and 285/70R19.5. “The 104ZR is a true workhorse that’s designed to deliver longer tread wear, low rolling resistance and even wear, making it especially ideal for high scrub applications,” noted Tom Clauer, Yokohama’s manager of commercial and OTR product planning, in a statement. He added that the 104ZR still retains its original sizes as well: 295/80R22.5, 9R22.5, 10R22.5, 11R22.5 12R22.5 and 315/80R22.5. Clauer went on to emphasize that the 104ZR tire line is designed to provide several key benefits to truck owners: A five-rib, full-depth tread pattern to help deliver a smoother and quieter ride. The use of Yokohama’s unique “serpentine” groove pattern to reduce premature shoulder step-down and irregular wear, further preserving overall tread life. The incorporation of Yokohama’s

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NAFTA Truck Freight Shows Increase

he U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics reports that in August trucks moved more than 65 percent of all the international freight – with trains, planes, ships and pipelines picking up the rest. Truck and air freight were the only modes to experience an increase compared to last August. The value of freight hauled across the borders increased by more than 11 percent compared with July when freight was down nearly 10 percent from the previous month. August marks the largest monthto-month increase since March 2015. Compared to August 2015, freight was up 0.7 percent, the first year-to-year increase since December 2014 when freight increased by more than 5 percent. Year-to-year, NAFTA freight was down every month since then. Trucks were responsible for nearly $61 billion of the $93.1 billion of imports and exports in August. Rail came in second with more than $14 billion. Vessel and pipeline freight when compared with last year

contributed to the yearly decline in U.S.NAFTA trade flow because of plummeting crude oil prices, according to BTS. Freight totalled $93.126 billion, up more than $9 billion from the previous month and an increase of nearly $700 million from August 2015. Vessel freight experienced the steepest decline at 12.5 percent, half of July’s drop of 25.1 percent. Trucks had a 3.4 percent increase, the second highest increase next to air freight at 4.9 percent. Nearly 60 percent of U.S.-Canada freight was moved by trucks, followed by rail at 16.5 percent. U.S.-Mexico freight went up by 3 percent compared with August 2015. Of the $45.8 billion of freight moving in and out of Mexico, trucks carried more than 71 percent of the loads.

Peterbilt to Exhibit at 2017 MATS

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eterbilt Motors Company announced it will exhibit during the 2017 Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS) in Louisville, Ky., in March 2017, showcasing its latest products and services for the tens of thousands of expected attendees. “The Mid-America Trucking Show allows Peterbilt to spend quality time with customers and drivers while exhibiting our latest offerings,” said Darrin Siver, Peterbilt General Manager and PACCAR Vice President. “MATS is an outstanding venue for Peterbilt to thank the industry and interact with the many men and women who own, operate or are champions of our products.” Peterbilt said it will have a significant presence at the show. Its exhibit space will include the Model 579 EPIQ’s latest fuel economy enhancements and 34

new day cab configuration, SmartLINQ remote diagnostics technology and a special display for the Red Oval preowned truck program. Peterbilt’s Innovation & Class tour trailer will be located just outside the exhibit hall, featuring numerous displays and interactive features, including a driving simulator and an augmented reality demonstration that puts the user in a virtual driver’s seat with the latest in-cab technologies. Additionally, Peterbilt is the truck sponsor of the annual Paul K. Young Memorial Truck Beauty Championship, which will include a new “Best Peterbilt in Show” category with awards for first through third place. 2017 MATS is scheduled for March 23-25 in the Kentucky Exposition Center. NOVEMber / DECEMber 2016


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mnitek Engineering announced it has signed a contract with a European customer to develop a heavy-duty 13-litre natural gas engine for Class 8 trucks and certify the engine to EURO 6 emissions standards. The development contract includes a multi-year supply agreement for Omnitek’s proprietary components. Additional terms were not disclosed. The new 13-litre 450 hp natural gas engine being developed will initially be utilized to power a fleet of approximately 1,000 new Class 8 trucks, scheduled to commence service in 2017. “The ability of Omnitek’s technology to achieve EURO 6 emissions certification standards, which is a competitive advantage and not easily achieved, has not gone unnoticed in Europe. In addition, the availability of a 13-litre 450 hp EURO 6 heavy-duty natural gas engine, coupled with the build-out of natural gas fuelling infrastructure, should further accelerate deployment of natural gas heavy-duty trucks in Europe, as well as other world regions that require Euro 6 certification,” said Werner Funk, president and chief executive officer of Omnitek Engineering Corp. Funk highlighted the low-cost and clean-burning benefits of natural gas – particularly as oil prices begin to increase and emissions policies address the 200-nation “Paris Agreement on Climate Change” that was recently signed. “CO2, NOx and black carbon emissions from diesel engines, potent greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, are abated when using natural gas, and our technology offers countries around the globe a viable and proven solution,” he said. He emphasized that even with relatively low oil prices, the company is still in active discussions with several domestic fleet operators. Funk added he anticipates certain key projects commencing in the near future, as fleet managers have now completed analyzing the economic benefits of a pay-back period of less than two years for diesel-to-natural gas engine conversions and also recognize the environmental considerations and related compliance issues with meeting emissions mandates. NOVEMber / DECEMber 2016

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n trucking and in all industries, maintaining good credit is essential for growth and expansion. Not knowing your credit or having bad credit can harm your business and your personal life. Whenever I sit down with a client applying for credit, I always ask them, “How is your credit?” Some will tell me they don’t know, some say it’s good and some say it’s bad. For those that don’t know, it’s important knowing where you stand before you apply for credit. If your credit score is a poor one, then you can prepare cosignors in advance, or work on improving your credit well in advance. If your credit is good then that’s great. Keep it that way and you have less to worry about when applying for any type of credit. Often people tell me their credit is good and when I check it, it is not. That just causes a lot of problems for the person borrowing money, and the company you’re trying to borrow from. If your credit is being checked, always tell the truth, as the truth will be uncovered anyways. You make yourself look back and hurt your chances of getting credit if you don’t tell the truth. For those who have bad credit, all hope is not lost, but there will be repercussions for your past bad payment history that you must accept. For trucking companies, fuel cards on credit are essential. If the owners of the company have bad credit, there will be a huge issue. Paying cash for fuel will require a large amount of cash on hand at all times, making it extremely difficult to start the business. For larger companies this total will be several hundreds of thousands of dollars and more. It is much easier to have fuel cards and pay one fuel bill each month instead of paying every day. The cash will be tied up to keep paying fuel and you will have issues paying for maintenance, insurance, office staff, rent and drivers later. It is a big advantage to have good credit before starting a company, and maintaining that good credit. Partnerships in trucking are quite common. But if you partner with an individual who has bad credit that partnership is no longer split equally. If one partner has good credit and the others don’t, there

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will be a reliance on the partner with the good credit to obtain all the credit for the company. I recently saw a partnership dissolve for this reason. The partner with the good credit said all the money issues were on his head and his bad credit partner didn’t contribute equally. As he stated to me, he had everything to lose, while the other person had such bad credit that he had nothing to lose as no one would give him anything. Individuals and companies with bad credit are not entitled to the very best rates. Some of them talk a good game and try to demand a better rate, but that gets them nowhere. Future credit is all based on your past. If you don’t have a good past, your interest rate will be higher and sometimes you will be outright declined. Bad credit entitles you to nothing. I had one company enquiring about purchasing several brand new trucks and advised me they had high interest rates on some previous purchases and didn’t know why. I told them why. They had bad credit. High risk = high interest rates. In trucking equipment is not cheap. Trucks and trailers are not easy to pay with cash. If your credit is not good and you need equipment, there will be big issues. Whether it’s a company or an owner operator or even for a rental, your credit will be checked. If your credit is bad, you may be declined. Smaller amounts may be possible, but equipment costs are large and larger amounts are harder to come by if you have not maintained a good past credit history. A prospective owner operator who is declined must earn less money and remain driving a truck they do not own, or get a co-signor and a company who is declined may not be able to expand, and can lose loads with no equipment to dispatch. Driving abstracts and credit as well are often checked when hiring. If you have a poor credit history a company may not want to hire you even with the best driving record. A driver with bad credit cannot be trusted with expensive equipment or with a fuel card. If declined for a job this affects your earnings and affects your entire family. Not enough credit or too much credit can also pose issues. Owning only one credit card does not justify any lender to loan you large

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amounts of money. One item is not enough. You must have several items of credit. You must prove yourself with a good track record by paying back all of the items in a timely basis. Having too much credit is also a problem. If all credit cards and lines of credit are all maxed out and you’re only paying minimum payments over a long period of time and have no savings this will cause you problems. You may have spent more than you can afford and it will be difficult to get a deal approved when you can’t afford what you already have. Have credit that you can pay off affordably. Finding the comfortable balance where you can pay off all credit cards and lines of credit in full each month, make all installments such as mortgages and vehicle and equipment on time, and still have savings is the goal. It takes time to get there, especially if you’ve already overspent. But

it’s easier if this is done from the start. But again, circumstances can change any time. Bad things can happen to good people which may affect credit. I’ve seen illness, loss of employment and industry declines that affect people who had always paid their bills on time and still have every intention to. Sudden changes in life no can predict, but if in a situation like this, you can work to restore your credit once the situation has been resolved. Your credit stays on your record for seven years. If you’re able to, try to restore it. If your credit was bad from the start, try to correct it and show you are able to pay back borrowed money. Options such as secured credit cards are available to get it started. If you can have good credit going forward and really prove yourself, you will find that doors that were closed by financial institutions in the past might open for you once again.

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During the construction period, the Peace Bridge will require all trucks to submit ACE e-manifests, even if not currently required by CBP regulations. This will speed up the flow of truck traffic through CBP’s required clearance processes and minimize lane blockage by unprepared trucks. Once Bridge officials determine trucks have a complete and successful ACE e-manifest and have paid the applicable border crossing fees, they will be directed to cross the bridge. The readiness evaluation will take place in the commercial vehicle staging lot at the base of the bridge on the Canadian side. Trucks that have not submitted an ACE e-manifest will be denied access to the bridge and asked to return to a location off Peace Bridge property to address their issues or to use an alternate commercial crossing. Trucks that have not paid the appropriate border crossing fees will be directed to the FAST office adjacent to the Peace Bridge 8/9/16 2:36 PM staging facility where two self-serve kiosks

have been installed to provide opportunity for the driver to pay the fee using the CBP’s DTOPS (Decal and Transponder Online Procurements System: https://dtops.cbp. dhs.gov/main/# This will be open from 8 am until 10 pm daily to assist drivers/ trucks who have not already paid the border crossing fees. All drivers/carriers are encouraged address both their PBA’s requirement to file an e-manifest and their border crossing fees before arriving at the Peace Bridge. Prepared drivers and trucks will be critical in allowing the Peace Bridge to function as efficiently as possible and to continue to facilitate commercial traffic during this construction period. CBP and Peace Bridge officials with OTA’s assistance will be issuing additional education materials for the industry prior to implementation (scheduled for Nov 15). The Peace Bridge Authority will also be testing the new process in advance of going live on November 15th.

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ogo Island, Newfoundland – Many of us look to far-away, exotic places to get away from home for a vacation, when in reality, we don’t have to look any further than our own back yard (yes, that means Canada). There’s so much beauty in places to where few venture and I dare each of you to explore our own country, further than your own province. Thus, when Cadillac Canada invited me to Fogo Island for the launch of the new 2017 XT5, how could I dare say no? I had never been to Newfoundland, so this would be a double win for me. Fogo Island isn’t an easy place to get to – it took me three flights to reach one of the Eastern most islands of Canada. During the last leg, on a charter flight, the pilot circled over Fogo Island before landing; we thought it was for our viewing enjoyment, but he was actually checking the runway for wildlife. What I saw from the window was an idyllic island, filled with miniature lakes, trails and a few roads. It was serene, waiting to be explored by a lucky few. Awaiting us, as we disembarked the plane, was a crisp northerly wind, and of course, a fleet of new Cadillac XT5’s. The 2017 XT5 replaces the outgoing SRX, with subtle yet noteworthy changes. It’s a great looking Crossover Utility Vehicle (CUV) and in this competitive segment, the XT5 is right on top for design. In keeping with the image of Cadillac, it’s contemporary and stylish, yet has soft edges. I’ve said it before and I’ll say this again: Cadillac’s design team is on it’s A-game and the XT5 follows the same footsteps as the new CTS, ATS, and CT6. 42

As we loaded our luggage into our assigned CUV and nestled into our seats, the XT5’s interior welcomed us with almost everything that could be asked for in this luxury vehicle. New buyers of a crossover utility vehicle are looking for tech and gadgets, and this new Caddy provides it all. At the centre of the dash sits a beautiful touchscreen that is powered by the newest version of CUE (Cadillac User Experience) software. I’m not a fan of this system; it’s all touch-based and works good, at best. Call me old-fashioned, but give me knobs for the basic controls and I’m happy. Thankfully though, the new CUE is much faster because of an updated processor – it’s the same one found in the new CT6. To make sure we didn’t feel disconnected on Fogo Island, the Cadillac PR team made sure every XT5 on the island had 4G connectivity, and yes, smiles were on all the journalists’ faces. Driving from the airport to the Fogo Island Inn was almost surreal. Watching movies and TV shows depicting a fishing community do no justice to the sensation of being in the actual area. In one way, you jump almost 30-50 years back in time, thanks to the dirt roads, tranquil communities, and washed colours of Jag Dhatt buildings. jag@jgkmedia.ca Unlike some of its competition, we NOVEMber / DECEMber 2016


immediately noticed that the new XT5 delivered a very comfortable ride and of course, the Cadillac quiet we all come to admire. Even though our test vehicle was fitted with the large 20” wheel and tire package, potholes and road imperfections were easily absorbed. I found the seats to be comfortable yet supportive, great for short and long drives. Normal conversations were a breeze as well, thanks to excellent acoustic and general soundproofing. As I alluded to before, this Cadillac is filled

with technology, and one of the coolest has to be Rear Camera Mirror (only available on the Platinum package), which provides almost 300 degrees of rear viewing. Rather than a conventional rear-view camera, flip a switch and a rear-mounted camera provides a digital image on the rear view mirror. Initially, it’s kind of weird because you don’t see any of the cargo area, headrests, or rear passengers, but after a short time, it’s becomes a marvel. Since it’s a camera on the outside, it will tend to get dirty, especially during spring and fall, but not to worry as there is an autowash system in place, perfect for the Canadian environment. I had heard about the Fogo Island Inn, an “inn” that has won an accolade of awards. Zita Cobb, a dot.com tech executive, wanted to put the community in which she was raised back on the map. Through her Shorefast Foundation, Cobb built the Fogo Island Inn, a design, environmental and technological wonder, sitting atop the barren rocks of the island. As we crested the hill, what loomed before me was utterly jaw-dropping; and in the foreground, a beautifully staged 2017 XT5. Words cannot do justice to this vantage point, and the folks at Cadillac couldn’t have chosen a more ideal location for the Canadian media drive. With hotel check-in complete, it was time to head out and explore Fogo Island in the Caddy XT5. Since this was an individual media drive, with no pre-set courses, there were ample opportunities to put the XT5 through the hoops. Fogo Island, as mentioned before, has a mixture of terrain, with mostly single lane and dirt covered roads. We couldn’t really test highway capability, but that wasn’t the point; we were here to discover Fogo Island for its beauty and this 2017 Cadillac made it a breeze. According to Cadillac’s Bruce Young, the XT5 is 292 pounds lighter than the outgoing SRX and a whopping 650 pounds lighter than a Mercedes-Benz GLE. Said Young, “a mixture of materials was used to reduce mass, yet at the same time, NOVEMber / DECEMber 2016

provide better handling and more strength” – and it showed. The XT5 felt solid, strong, without being overbearing. Since Fogo Island is a haven for photographers, we had to make sure we got some good shots. Trust me, it wasn’t too difficult. But to get the spectacular ones, we had to take the XT5 off-road. With a ground clearance of 7.8” this Caddy took us through some challenging places – at one point, to capture a great shot of this beautiful CUV, we had to park it onto a rocky area. I was sure I was going to bottom out to get to this ledge. But nope, the XT5 climbed gracefully and planted itself with full poise. I was impressed! In another of Fogo’s areas, while driving to get an iceberg as a backdrop, we noticed the grass covered ground becoming soft. Again, our AWD model did not disappoint and we were able to get another great shot. Now, to be honest though, the XT5’s user adjustable AWD system probably won’t match up to that of a Jeep or Range Rover, but for most urban dwellers, it will be good enough. Power for the 2017 Cadillac comes from an all new, naturally aspirated 3.6 liter V6 that provides 310 hp and 271 lb-ft of torque. It’s enough for every day life and should provide enough oomph for most drivers. The engine is mated to a new 8-speed transmission (not ZF) with Electronic Precision Shift, which reduces vibration and allows for smoother shifting. There is also a new Reverse location so that the driver is connected and knows that s/he is putting the XT5 in reverse vs pushing the lever to the old location. The 2017 XT5 is loaded with all the usual safety features that one expects in a luxury CUV. One noteworthy mention, that should be standard in all vehicles, is if the driver leaves the XT5 while the transmission is engaged, the vehicle will stop. I don’t see a scenario like this happening much, but when it does, this safety feature could avoid a potential accident. After a full day of driving through beautiful Fogo Island, it was time to head back to the Inn for some R&R and dinner. The best aspect of the 2017 XT5 is definitely its demeanour. After all, it is a Cadillac. Simply get it, close the door, and enjoy the vehicle because it boasts luxury. The 2017 Cadillac XT5 starts at $45,100. My choice would definitely be the fully-loaded Platinum, priced at $68, 595 but the best seller will most likely be the Premium Luxury package at $59, 830. As I sat in my room at the Fogo Island Inn, enjoying the view of icebergs floating by in the North Atlantic, it was obvious why the 2017 Cadillac XT5 felt at place on this island, a place even Hollywood A-lister Gwyneth Paltrow called ‘heaven’. The vehicle holds the classic heritage of the Cadillac brand, much like Fogo Island itself. At the same time, it’s new and daring, like the Fogo Island Inn, waiting for people come and discover. As I sipped my tea, I just enjoyed the best of both, the new and the old.

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