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CONTENTS ADVERTISERS A&A Intermodal Terminal .................................. 43 Amex ............................................................... 37 Automann ........................................................ 17 Big Rig Road Services ...................................... 30 BP Lab Services ................................................ 30 California Truck Centers ................................... 3 California Traffic and Criminal Law ................ 13 California Trucking Association ........................ 33 Capitol Truck Lines Inc ................................... 35 Cheema Transport .......................................... 29 Coast Truck Centers ...................................... 33 CVTR Inc ......................................................... 35 EROAD .............................................................. 27 Ex-Guard .......................................................... 47 E Trucking Solutions ........................................ 31

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Adapting to Change ho rhy bdlwA dy AnukUl hoxw Xojnwb`D Aqy ivDI pUrbk sMBwl

Holiday Shopping at the Truck Stop Want to Quit Smoking? kI qusIN isgrt pIxI C`fxI cwhuMdy ho?

Horse Power To Autonomous Transportation

EZ ELD Solutions .............................................. 28 Freightliner North West ..................................... 15 Golden Land Trans. Insurance .......................... 13 Great Dane Trailers .............................................7 Gurbir Samran .................................................. 21 Howes Lubricator ............................................. 9 Jagdeep Singh Insurance Agency .................. 30 Jumbo Logistics .............................................. 32 Kam-Way Transportation Inc ........................... 22 Maxx Printing .................................................. 32 McCoy Freightliner ........................................... 14 NSC Compliance ............................................... 19 Pape Kenworth ............................................... 11 Primelink Express ............................................. 29 Sidhu Diesel Repair .......................................... 37 Speedy Truck Wash Inc. .................................. 30 TEC Equipment ................................................. 41 TEC Equipment, Seattle ................................... 45 Thermo King Fresno .......................................... 28

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Half of Truckers Not Ready for ELDs Instructional Technologies Adds Intro to ELDs Course Mandatory Drug Testing Amended to Include Opioids Michelin Group Appoints New Leadership Team for North America Wabco Acquires Stake in Nikola Peterbilt Completes Disc Brake Standardization on Model 579

Trucker .....................................44 Truxco Parts, Inc. ............................................. 39 TruckX ............................................................. 31 Utility Trailer Sales ............................................. 2 Utility Trailer of Dallas .................................. 23 Utility Trailer Sales of Utah ................................. 5 Volvo Trucks .................................................... 48 Western Truck Center ................................. 24-25 4






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ith the New Year come new beginnings and opportunities to make differences, in our lives, businesses, and communities. For 2018, take the opportunity to become the change, to better yourself and grow. There are many changes in the world of transport, from ELDs to electric trucks. Whether positive or negative, ELDs are here and so, it’s better to make the transition to the new system with as little disruption as possible. Desi Trucking Magazine has tried to educate its readers about the changes – if you still are unclear, contact us and we will do our best to help. The other big announcement was Tesla electric truck – Elon Musk promises that his newest vision will change the transport industry, and already, some big guns have placed their orders. The question, however, remains when and if these electric trucks will become a reality. This April, the trucking industry will gather again at the International Centre for Truckworld 2018. JGK Media Inc., parent company of Desi Trucking Magazine, is again the official SouthAsian media partner for the show. We encourage all of our readers to attend the largest truck show in Canada. As Desi Trucking Magazine enters its 9th year of publication, we would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you for your continued support. From all of us at JGK Media Inc., we wish you all a very prosperous and joy filled 2018. God bless.


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listen to the real life experts plying the trade, keeping industry going by delivering the products to the market. It’s hardly a wonder that everything people see, touch, taste, was on a truck driven by a highly skilled operator before it reached you the customer of that product. That’s 100% of everything was on a truck. There are no railway tracks leading to your grocery store. There are no deep-sea ports with docks at your local big box store. There are no airports within close proximity to home. Without trucks and those highly skilled drivers driving them you would be naked, in an empty field beating wolves with a stick for a taste of that rabbit the wolf pack killed for your benefit. You go ahead Mr. Legislator, you stop trucks from being safe. It’s on you. Now those big shippers and receivers must not be left out of this guilt.

It is routed back to Government not understanding their capacity to mess with the law of unintended consequences. The government in a quest for more revenue streams without looking too greedy. Well, that’s easy to overcome. Manufacturers and wholesalers and retailers figure out they have rolling warehouses while the goods are in transit. Rather than stocking ahead, they manufacture and immediately load a truck (rolling warehouse); then the receiver leaves it on the truck until the very last second before it’s needed. They even call it “just in time” freight. The problem with “just in time” freight is that Mother Nature, traffic conditions, a truck driver’s well-being, and a whole host of variables interfere with the just in time portion of the equation. To deal with the variables, shippers/receivers apply fines to the truck driver for not delivering within the window of time the load was supposed to be delivered. Oh, this doesn’t happen, you say. Think again. Some of these windows of time for delivery are a mere fifteen minutes. Trying to move the load 4,000 miles within the exact amount of time available to hit the window of delivery under ideal conditions with no hiccups is probable, but usually not always possible. Now, is this a government induced problem or is it an internal industry problem? The trucker doesn’t care who created the problem but there has to be a solution we’ll beyond the truck driver’s pay grade.



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Everybody in the supply chain has a reason for doing things the way they do. Mostly it’s in response to some sort of government regulation that didn’t consider the law of unintended consequences. Then each modification made to reduce the impact of government intervention by those in the supply chain moves the problem along the chain to the last link, who has no recourse. The government is culpable in each and every one of the accidents that occur every week, month, and year. Here’s some things to consider. There’s a distinct lack of places for truck drivers to park and rest. The snow clearing along the highways across Canada and parts of Northern USA is definitely less than ideal. Highway maintenance is sadly lacking. Punitive rules and regulations have been instituted that often conflict with one another. Pay for drivers is inadequate at best. Professionalism is demanded with minimal qualification. The mandatory entry level training is a small step forward but what’s needed is recognizing truck driving as a skilled trade with a defined career path of advancement and remuneration for advanced skill development, and a complete rethink of the Hours of Service. Only then will the transport industry not only become safer, but more respected.

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Half of Truckers Not Ready for ELDs


survey conducted between Nov. 30 and Dec. 5, by HELP Inc., the provider of the PrePass weight station bypass service, shows clearly, one week before the U.S. electronic logging device (ELD) mandate is set to kick in, nearly half of trucking professionals who responded to a recent survey said they’ve yet to select an ELD. The survey was taken by 1,620 trucking professionals, 49% of whom said they haven’t yet selected an ELD. Only 33% of respondents said they have selected and installed an ELD, while 18% said they have made a selection but have yet to install them. More than half the respondents who identified themselves as fleet managers reported having ELD devices installed and operational, while just under 28% of drivers and owner-operators claimed to be ready. Of those who have not installed an ELD, 68% don’t plan to do so before the deadline, the survey found. They cited reasons including not being convinced the ELD



mandate will take effect. Some 31% of drivers said they don’t plan to install an ELD at all. “It is surprising to see that such a large share of both owner-operators and drivers as well as fleet professionals see no need or rush to comply with the upcoming ELD mandate,” said HELP CEO Karen Rasmussen. “Whether they are in favour of ELD or not, there is every indication that the FMCSA intends to follow through with its plans to require the devices without delay.” The poll also found 24% of respondents said they have not selected an ELD due to the costs. “I believe there is a misconception among some fleets and owner-operators/ drivers that ELDs are expensive and difficult to install, but that’s not the case,” said Rasmussen. “PrePass and a few other providers offer ELD solutions that literally take just a few seconds to install when paired up with a smartphone or tablet, and the apps cost no more than a dollar per day to use.”



Adapting to Change ho rhy bdlwA dy AnukUl hoxw


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Technology in qknwlojI isrP tr`ikMg audXog ‘c hI nhIN sgoN hr pwsy bhuq qyzI general has rapidly evolved, not just in the trucking industry, and nwL vDI hY, Aqy ieh iksy vI audXog ‘c Swml hox leI ie`k bhuq it is a great tool to incorporate in to the industry. Embrace the vDIAw swDn hY[ ies leI qknwlojI nMU ApxwE Aqy ieh tr`ikMg changes and appreciate how it can improve our lives and safety ieMfstrI ‘c ikvyN swfI izMdgI nMU vDIAw Aqy sur`iKAq bxw skdI in the trucking industry. hY, ies g`l nMU sLwho[ Safety innovations in the past years have been roll stability, ipCly swlW ‘c jo sur`iKAw pRqI AivSkwr hoey hn auh hn, lane departure warning, collision avoidance systems, speed rol siQrqw, lyn qoN bwhr in`klx ‘qy icqwvnI, t`kr qoN bcw leI governing systems, dash camera’s for liability purposes, anti isstm, spIf nMU kwbU r`Kx vwLw isstm, izMmyvwrI leI fYS kYmry, lock brakes, cruise control, fully automatic trucks and much AYNtI lOk bRykW, krUz kMtRol, pUry AwtomYitk tr`k Aqy bhuq ijAwdw more comfortable cabs with less noise. These have been great Awrwmdwiek G`t rOLy vwLIAW kYbW[ ieh bhuq vDIAw KojW hn pr innovations, but there are still complaints. Drivers don’t want to iPr vI Ajy keI iSkwieqw hn[ fRweIvr ieh nhIN cwhuMdy ik spIf be speed restricted and not concerned about saving money on fuel, nMU ie`k h`d ‘c bMinAw jwvy Aqy nw hI auh qyl dI Kpq bwry icMqq and with comfortable quiet trucks with automatic transmissions, hn[ G`t rOLy vwLy Awrwmdwiek kYb Aqy AwtomYitk tRWsimSn hox a driver is more likely to fall asleep because there’s no need to krky gyAr bdlx dI loV nhIN huMdI ies leI fRweIvr nMU nINd Awaux shift gears. But the safety advances and lives saved far outweigh dy ijAwdw cWs hn[ pr ienHW KojW nwL vDx vwLI sur`iKAw Aqy jo the complaints. jwnW bcIAW hn aunHW dw plVw iSkwieqW nwloN kwPI Bwrw hY[ When the Diesel Exhaust Fluid of DEF trucks debuted I mYnMU Xwd hY jdoN fIzl Aygzwst PlUiefz (DEF) tr`kW dI remember the big uproar it caused. Drivers were refusing to buy Awmd hoeI sI qW audoN ikMnHW rOlw ipAw sI[ fRweIvr nvyN tr`k KRIdx new trucks and preferred older model non DEF trucks. There was qo N nWh kr rhy sn Aqy purwxy ibnHw DEF vwLy tr`kW nMU qrjIh idMdy huge surge for demand on the used market for non DEF trucks at sn[ ibnHw DEF vwLy tr`kW dI mwrkIt ‘c bhuq mMg vD geI sI[ the onset. I could not give away a DEF truck for free at that time. aus vyly koeI DEF tr`k muPq ‘c vI lYx nMU iqAwr nhIN sI[ pr But eventually it has assisted with a lot of bad emission options. AKIr ‘c ies ny KRwb pRdUSn nMU shI krn ‘c kwPI m`dd kIqI[ Electric vehicles are the next innovation with Tesla’s ielYktROink vhIkl nvIN Koj hn Aqy SurUAwq hoeI hY, tYslw dy electronic truck debut. With performance claims of 0-60 MPH nvyN ielYktROink tr`k dI Awmd nwL[ ies dI pRPwrmYNs in 5 seconds, better acceleration up a hill, up to 500 bwry dwAvw kIqw jw irhw hY ik ieh 0-60 mIl pRqI GMtw mile range before charge, solar powered mega chargers, dI rPqwr q`k isrP 5 sikMt ‘c phuMc skdw hY, cVHweI ‘qy auto pilot standard, jack knifing stoppage, one million ijAwdw pwvr, ie`k vwr cwrj krky 500 mIl q`k jw skdw mile no breakdown claims with 4 independent motors, hY, solr pwvrf mYgw cwrzr, Awto pwielt stYNfrf, jYk no brake pad changes, no transmission, no differentials, nweIP hox qoN rokx vwLw, cwr KudmuKiqAwr motrW vwLw ijs no emissions, and explosion proof glass are some of the nMU ds l`K mIl q`k iksy vI irpyAr dI loV nhIN, koeI bRyk many features this new truck will have once production pYf bdlx dI loV nhIN, koeI tRWsimSn nhIN, koeI ifPRYSIAL begins in 2019. Telsa app will give full information for nhIN, koeI DUAW nhIN, Aqy nw tu`tx vwLy SISy, ieh sB ies remote diagnostics and will inform of maintenance as nvyN tr`k ‘c hovygw ijs dw auqpwdn 2019 ‘c SurU hox jw Pash Brar well. They claim it will be less expensive than a diesel irhw hY[ nwL hI tYslw AYp rImot fwieAwgnOsitk leI vI pUrI jwxkwrI dyvygI Aqy hox vwLI dyKBwl dI jwxkwrI vI - Pash Brar B.A. dyvygI[ aunHW dw kihxw hY ik ieh fIzl tr`k nwloN ssqw hovygw pr Pash is a mobile leasing representative with Auto One Leasing LP in Vancouver. She jdoN ie`k vwr ies dI pRofkSn SurU ho geI audoN hI shI pqw l`gygw has a banking, collections and accounting background. She specializes in importing ik kI ieh s`c hY? Ajy q`k jo iSkwieq AweI hY auh lMbI dUrI ‘qy vehicles and trailers from the USA. jwx vwLy fRweIvrW vloN hY ik 500 mIl pRqI cwrj kwPI nhIN hY Aqy 16




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truck, but once in production the real results will come in. So far long distance highway drivers are complaining that the 500 mile range per charge is not a far enough distance and only good for local drivers, and complaints of the driver being in the front middle of the cab and not being able to see their blind spots to the left and right. Time will tell. But if these electric trucks are not tried, we cannot find out the capabilities. Driverless cars which are fully autonomous are currently being tested as well as driverless trucks. If the experiments prove successful, this could turn the whole trucking industry upside down. Would driver’s still be needed in any form? Whether it’s a truck or taxi, is the driver still going to be needed? Could the driving all be done through an application and computer? That’s what we will eventually find out. It could potentially save lives,

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but all employed drivers will be terrified about the prospect of losing their job one day. That is inevitable and a change in occupation may be needed. Electronic log books are the biggest complaint I am seeing. It will force a driver to take his designated break, which forces rest and ensures safety. But drivers are complaining that wait times, which they consider off time, are being included in “on duty time”. I will imagine that the first bit will take getting used to and that deliveries will be later than usual at the onset, but let’s see how the industry adjusts. With many protests and non stop complaining there is nothing that can be done to stop it. It is a reality. Electronic log books are here. Maybe they will save lives with well rested drivers. Again only time can tell. Technology will keep evolving. Imagine life before your smart phone, GPS and computer. Advances will keep happening and we cannot stop change. I hope the trucking industry will continue to evolve and adapt to change. What may seem horrible or scary now may prove to be an advantage later. Keep your minds open to change and instead of wasting negative energy trying to stop advances, embrace and adapt to change. I see so many angry lease operators trying to sell their trucks and trailers and try to leave the industry after protesting. That’s your option to do so. But maybe the trucking industry will become better than ever, and you didn’t stay to find out. This may lead to regret later.

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Instructional Technologies Adds Intro to ELDs Course


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Holiday Shopping at the Truck Stop By RoadPro Family of Brands


oliday shopping is a hassle for drivers. The malls are jammed and there’s no room to park a rig, anyway. Online shopping is convenient, but what if you’re not at home to get the package? It could get stolen off the porch or fall into the hands of the intended recipient. Truck stops are an overlooked solution for holiday shopping. You’re going to stop at one anyway, so it doesn’t require a special trip. And they’re open 24 hours so you can avoid the mall crowds and shop on your schedule. There’s plenty of parking, too. And, since most truck stop chains offer some sort of rewards program, you can earn points for your generosity. No, we’re not suggesting you buy diesel fuel additive or wiper blades for your significant other. There ae plenty of other choices that the people on your list will be delighted to get. Here’s a quick gift guide:

Entertainment – Whether their tastes run to DVDs of old TV shows and movies, the latest bestsellers on audiobook or country and pop CDs, truck stops carry enough games, movies, music and books to satisfy everyone on your list. Electronics – DVD players, cameras, phones, headphones, chargers, TV sets and GPS navigation systems – your average truck stop stacks up pretty well against Best Buy and without the long lines. Toys – You can find something for any young child or grandchild at a truck stop: stuffed animals, games, drones, 26


remote control helicopters and cars, dolls and action figures and, of course, toy trucks. Food – Got a jerky fan on your list? Nothing beats a truck stop for jerky selection. Tools – Have you ever given someone a ratchet set as a present? Then you are a practical gifter, someone disinclined to waste money on the frivolous and unnecessary. You’re OK with your

presents not being loved, so long as they’re used. Consider jumper cables, heavy-duty ice scrapers or coolers. Clothing – Nothing designer label here, but plenty of insulated hoodies, graphic tees, hats, socks and gloves. Most truck stops also sell discount jewelry. Stocking Stuffers – Sometimes the little gifts are harder to pick than the big ones. You don’t want to waste too much time thinking about them or too much money buying them. Luckily, truck stops are full of inexpensive knickknacks; just grab a handful of whatever is at the counter. Gift Competitions – Got one of those families where relatives compete to find the most unusual gifts? You’re in luck because truck stops are the place to find them. We’ve even seen full-sized Viking helmets (no, not the NFL team). So, let everyone else fight for parking and elbow room at the mall or big box store. Find a truck stop and do your holiday shopping the smart way.




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Mandatory Drug Testing Amended to Include Opioids DOT Drug Testing: Part 40 - Employee Notice This is a reminder that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) drug testing program will soon require testing for four semi-synthetic opioids (i.e., hydrocodone, oxycodone, hydromorphone, oxymorphone). The change is effective January 1, 2018.


hat does this mean for the employees? Beginning January 1, 2018, in addition to the existing DOT drug testing panel (that includes marijuana, cocaine, amphetamines, phencyclidine (PCP), and opiates), you will also be tested for four semi-synthetic opioids (i.e., hydrocodone, oxycodone, hydromorphone, oxymorphone). Some common names for these semi-synthetic opioids include OxyContin®, Percodan®, Percocet®, Vicodin®, Lortab®, Norco®, Dilaudid®, Exalgo®. If you test positive for any of the semi-synthetic opioid drugs, then as with any other drug test result that is confirmed by the laboratory, the Medical Review Officer (MRO) will conduct an interview with you to determine if there is a legitimate medical explanation for the result. If you have a valid prescription, you should provide it to the MRO, who will determine if the prescription is valid. If a legitimate medical explanation is established, the MRO will report the result to your employer as a ‘negative’. If not, the MRO will report the result to your employer as ‘positive’. As it has been the requirement in the past, when your employer receives a ‘positive’ drug test result, your employer is to immediately remove you from performing safety-sensitive functions and provide you with a list of qualified Substance Abuse Professionals (SAP) available in your area. In order to return to performing safety-sensitive functions for any DOT-regulated employer, you must complete the return-to-duty process that will include an evaluation by a SAP, who will require education and/or treatment. The SAP will determine if you successfully completed the prescribed education and/or treatment. Before an employer could return you to safety-sensitive work, the employer must get a negative result on a directly observed return-to-duty drug test. After you return to safety-sensitive work, you must be subject to directly observed follow-up testing for 12-60 months depending on the SAP’s recommendations. Do I need to tell anyone about my prescribed medications? Your employer may have a policy that requires you to report your prescribed medications to them. So check with your employer. If your job function has DOT-regulated medical standards (truck/ bus driver, airline pilot, mariner), the DOT agency regulation may require you to report your prescribed medications to those who approved your medical qualifications. What should I tell my prescribing physician? If you are taking any prescription medications, consider this to be a reminder to have a conversation with your prescribing physician to discuss your safety-sensitive work. Be proactive in ensuring that your prescribing physician knows what type of transportationrelated safety-sensitive work you currently perform. For example, 34


don’t just provide a job title but describe your exact job function(s) or ask your employer for a detailed description of your job function that you can give to your prescribing physician. This is important information for your prescribing physician to consider when deciding whether and what medication to prescribe for you. It is important for you to know whether your medications could impact your ability to safely perform your transportation-related work. Will the MRO report my prescribed medication use/medical information to a third party? Historically, the DOT’s regulation required the MRO to report your medication use/medical information to a third party (e.g. your employer, health care provider responsible for your medical qualifications, etc.), if the MRO determines in his/her reasonable medical judgement that you may be medically unqualified according to DOT Agency regulations, or if your continued performance is likely to pose a significant safety risk. The MRO may report this information even if the MRO verifies your drug test result as ‘negative’. As of January 1, 2018, prior to the MRO reporting your information to a third party you will have up to five days to have your prescribing physician contact the MRO. You are responsible for facilitating the contact between the MRO and your prescribing physician. Your prescribing physician should be willing to state to the MRO that you can safely perform your safety-sensitive functions while taking the medication(s), or consider changing your medication to one that does not make you medically unqualified or does not pose a significant safety risk. NOTE: This document informally summarizes some of the effects of recent changes to the Procedures for Transportation Workplace Drug and Alcohol Testing Programs that are important for transportation employees, but it should not be relied upon to determine legal compliance with those procedures.



Michelin Group Appoints New Leadership Team for North America


ichelin Group has named Scott Clark as the next chairman and president of Michelin North America, effective Jan. 1, 2018. Joanie Martin also has been named chief administrative officer, a newly created role in the company. “Scott has represented the voice of Michelin customers with dependable passion in our organization for more than 20 years,” said Jean-Dominique Senard, CEO of Michelin Group, based in Clermont-Ferrand, France. “Scott is well-equipped to lead Michelin North America, especially as we transition next year to a new organizational structure.” Under Michelin North America’s new structure, which also will be implemented on Jan. 1, 2018, Clark will be responsible for all key customer-facing functions of the company, including sales and marketing for North America, as well as quality, technical and supply chain units. Going forward, Michelin’s North America region will be comprised of the United States and Canada. “I am excited about the future for our company as we refocus our business top to bottom on the relationships that matter most — those with our customers,” said Clark. “We want to deliver a customer experience that is as differentiated and satisfying as the quality and performance of Michelin products.” Clark has served since 2007 as executive vice president of Michelin North America and chief operating officer of its passenger- and lighttruck tire unit spanning the United States, Canada and Mexico. Previously, he served from 2005 to 2007 as senior vice president of Michelin’s heavy-truck tire unit in Asia. Across his 21-year tenure with Michelin, Clark has held various leadership roles in marketing, sales and other functions for units in Europe, Asia and North America. Earlier in his career, he worked for the Ralston Purina Co. (now Nestle Purina PetCare). Clark currently serves on the board of Jones Naturals, a pet products company based in Rockford, Illinois. He has served previously on the boards of the Greenville Symphony Orchestra and American Heart Association. He holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in business administration from Washington University in St. Louis. Reporting to the chairman and president in her new role as chief administrative officer, Martin will be responsible for critical business-support functions that include communications, 36


corporate development, finance, legal services, personnel, safety and environment, among others. “Our goal is to empower Michelin employees by placing them closer to the customers at the heart of our business,” Martin said. “Executing this transition successfully will further position Michelin as a winning leader in sustainable mobility for years ahead, in North America and globally.” A 21-year veteran of Michelin North America, Martin recently served as chief financial officer for the company. Previously, Martin was financial director and controller for Michelin’s passenger- and light-truck tire business across the United States, Canada and Mexico. Earlier assignments included various leadership roles in the tax and audit functions for Michelin in Greenville and Clermont-Ferrand. Martin is active in several key professional development and

community engagements, including executive sponsor for the Women’s Network at Michelin North America and board member since 2011 for Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital System. She formerly served as a board member for the Michelin Tire Credit Union, among other volunteer roles. As an expatriate, Martin served as chair of the International Women’s Club in ClermontFerrand. She earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina, and a master’s degree in management and accounting from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta. Martin is a Certified Public Accountant in South Carolina. Clark and Martin both serve among South Carolina’s 270 Liberty Fellows, the statewide leadership initiative established in a collaboration by Hayne and Anna Kate Hipp, Wofford College and the Aspen Institute.



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re you a truck driver who wants to quit smoking or using tobacco products but don’t know where or how to start? Have you tried before and think that you’ll never be able to stop? The St. Christopher Truckers Relief Fund wants you to know you are NOT alone! There are many other professional drivers on the road feeling the same way. To help them along on their path to living smoke-free, St. Christopher Fund has begun a driver movement to drive a Rig Without Cigs. The Fund is sponsoring a year-long program to help drivers and their families break the nicotine habit. The program started September 1 and runs through August 31, 2018. Drivers can join the program at the beginning of each quarter and continue throughout the year. There will be a prize drawing each quarter for drivers that are involved and making progress. One grand prize drawing will be held for all drivers that stay involved for the whole year.



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Each driver that signs up be a part of the program will fill out an online informational questionnaire. After receiving the information, SCF will provide information on how to break the chains of nicotine. The St. Christopher Fund will provide weekly encouragement and accountability and create a network of support from fellow drivers. The program helps drivers identify and beat their tobacco triggers. The Fund will explain how nicotine addiction works and what methods of smoking aids, along with alternative therapies are available to them. The Fund also recommends that each driver receive a consultation with a tobacco cessation doctor or counsellor to decide the best method of treatment for each individual and will provide information on how to obtain that consultation. Rigs Without Cigs will offer quarterly conference calls to discuss participants progress and answer questions they may have. Dr. John McElligott will facilitate these calls. If you have questions or would like more information on the tobacco cessation program, email Julie Dillon at julie@ The program is open to all semi-truck drivers and others in the trucking industry. All prize-eligible participants must have an active CDL. Friends and family are encouraged to participate also, but aren’t prize-eligible. Certain criteria must be met to be eligible to win a completion, monthly or grand prize. All prizes are provided by Road Pro.

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Wabco Acquires Stake in Nikola


abco announced it has made a $10-million investment to acquire a 1% equity stake in Nikola Motor Company, in an agreement it says will “accelerate the development of industry-leading safety technologies specifically designed for electric trucks.” “As vehicles become increasingly autonomous, electric and connected, Wabco continues to be at the forefront of breakthrough technology innovation,” said Jacques Esculier, Wabco chairman and chief executive officer. “We are excited to invest in Nikola Motor Company to help the industry realize our joint vision of electrified and autonomous trucks, buses, trailers and off-highway vehicles. Wabco’s technologies, notably industry-leading braking, traction and stability control systems, continue to advance the transportation industry.”


New Year’s Resolutions for a Happier, Healthier You

anuary is a great time for new beginnings. With the new year come new adventures, experiences, challenges and growth. Whether you’ve already set your New Year’s resolutions or don’t believe in them at all, January is a great time to focus on growth. Here are a few resolutions that you can start today: Try more new things. Instead of going to the same restaurant, try a new one. Do something different on the weekend and consider joining a gym, dance or language class to break out of your routine. Eat well. Although it’s one of the most popular, many of us still struggle with it. Eating well is not just about dieting and losing weight. It’s making time to really think about the food that you consume and the nutrition that you put into your body. Don’t worry so much about the number on the scale. Instead, focus on the quality of the food that you eat and making healthy choices a priority in your everyday life. 40

Nikola is building a zero-emissions truck, which it says will be tested with commercial fleets in late 2018, with production to begin in 2021. “Wabco continues to stay at the vanguard of technology and innovation. Here at Nikola, we are driving a paradigm shift in the transportation industry by creating the most advanced semi-truck ever built. Wabco is a vital business partner to enable autonomous driving, electronic braking, and stability control for trucks and trailers,” said Trevor Milton, Nikola founder and chief executive officer. “Wabco is recognized as a global leader in safety and efficiency technologies for next-generation commercial vehicles. We have added a world-class supplier to the Nikola truck family and are looking forward to our collaboration to bring Nikola’s zero emission trucks to market.”


Exercise. We all wish we had more time to exercise, and the key is to get your physical activity in no matter how little it is. Even a 15-minute walk or run daily is enough to improve your health and get your body in better shape. Mental health. Take time for yourself to make your mental health a priority. Life can get stressful, so whether it’s a five-minute meditation session in the morning, enjoying a cup of coffee on your own or an hourlong walk in the evening, do what you can to keep your mental health in check. Read more. The benefits of reading are countless, and making a habit out of reading is great for you. Why not join a book club? Even better, ease into it by joining one online, like the Amnesty International Book Club, a free no-pressure club with great recommendations and popular discussion guides. Stay current on human rights issues and enjoy reading good books, within a reasonable time commitment of only six books a year.



Horse Power To Autonomous Transportation By G Ray Gompf, CD


ay back in the day, for eons, freight was moved by horses, and sometimes oxen, but mostly horse and wagon. I remember as a little kid working with the horses on the farm, doing all the farm chores with horses that very often did their job with little input from me. After all, weighing in at 40 or 50 pounds as a kid, was I really in charge of a team of horses that weighed in at probably close to 4,000 pounds? No. That was almost Autonomous. The horses knew what had to be done and did it with very little direction, sort of like the driver only being there to make adjustments when he felt the need to override the horse.

I don’t remember this myself, but there was also a time when a driver may have partaken a little too much of the fermented grape and would load himself into the buckboard and tell the horse to go home and the next morning find himself safely at home. Horses knew what to do. Over the past century, technology has replaced the horse with the internal combustion engine and actually added workload to the human operator. Oh sure, the internal combustion engine sped the movement of goods and products that allowed people with vision and innovation to dream of solutions that made life better. The Great War from Jul 28, 1914 – Nov 11, 1918 was the last war to rely on the war horse. It was also the first war in which mechanization played such an important role. 42


The merging of truck and computer has pretty much come full circle to the point where self-driving cars and trucks are not merely a vision for the future, but a seeming reality actually under test. Autonomous trucks are among us and likely will become much more sophisticated and capable. Some even envisage a time when trucks will move continent wide without human involvement whatsoever. I for one don’t share this dream. I believe there will continue to be a need for a human to be onboard if for no other reason than to wear the blame when something goes wrong. And something will go wrong because nothing man does is infallible. Hopefully, that human onboard will always have override powers to take back control. There’s this old saying that if man made it, there will be reason to fix it at some point. It is going to break down at the most inopportune moment, not when it’s in the shop for preventive maintenance, but out in the middle of no-where and a human has to figure out what’s wrong and get it limped in for repair. Also, there are functions performed by the driver that absolutely no machine could correct. For example, an autonomous truck backs to a dock and the autonomous forklift loads the truck but

can’t possibly know precisely where to place the various pallets to ensure proper balance. Not a human has been involved. But wouldn’t you know that 50, 345-pound load is still under gross by 1,000 pounds and is 3,000 pounds over on the trailer axles. Figure



that out Mr. Autonomous Truck and correct it because the slider isn’t allowing the axles to slide and a solution has to be found. The human is going to be much more adept at solving this problem using solutions not programable in a computer. Sure, many of the driver’s tasks can be replicated with computer control but what isn’t programmable is the human ability to resort to non-conventional solutions on the spot depending on availability, location, and weather. I have a backup camera on my car, and while it doesn’t stop me, it does tell me STOP when I get too close to an object. It also, sometimes, tells me to stop for no good reason like if there’s a snowflake on the camera lens. It doesn’t know it’s a mere snowflake. It doesn’t know if it’s a brick wall, all it knows is there is something and it must be brought to my attention. The need for human workers in the transportation supply chain might be somewhat fewer than in the past but there will always be a need for knowledgeable experienced human intervention at many points along the way. Many of the supply chain jobs of the future don’t exist yet. These are the jobs that the next generation will have to develop in order for the human race to perpetuate itself. Everyone will work, will contribute as they have in the past, but differently. I am not saying that they’ll work better, just differently. Those who fear that nobody will be employed when technology replaces workers, while they have a right to fear, must learn how to



see what jobs will be available when they are ready for the labour market. It will be toughest on those with years in the business whose jobs suddenly disappear but frankly, even with the super

speed of technology, change will still take at least a decade for the evolution from innovation to reality. There are jobs today, well-paying jobs, that weren’t even considered as little as twenty years ago. The problem faced isn’t that people don’t train themselves for future jobs, but that they are having great difficulty staying ahead of technology that’s changed in twenty years compared to changes that took several centuries to evolve. It’s the speed with which changes are happening. Now with the recent Tesla announcement on the electric truck – does this signal the change from the internal combustion engine to electric power? Certainly. The internal combustion engine has fallen out of favour with the environmentalists of the world but will the electric batteries that will power these electric trucks be any more beneficial environmentally? The jury hasn’t heard all the evidence to this point and it will be sometime before any impact is made, favourably or unfavourably. Man has constantly used his environment to make changes and he will continue to use the Earth’s resources; however, it might be that the old way may have been the better solution. The price of progress often has been no progress at all, only a change for the sake of change. In the past couple of decades, mechanics have been auto technicians and truck technicians. Possibly in the not so distant future, the people who fix our vehicles will become even more specialized than in the past. Certainly, the computer components of our vehicles are already remove and replace, there’s no fixing. More and more parts and pieces are remove and replace. But it’s the diagnostician that will become the mechanic of the past. Maybe the human in the truck will be that diagnostician and while the computers do have self-diagnosing capabilities, will that ability extend to diagnosing when multiple issues are in separate systems? The simple fact is that no matter how sophisticated technology becomes, there will always be a requirement for human intervention. While human intelligence is collectively questionable, I don’t think anyone will ever create that infallible computer. After all, if man makes it, it will break down and fail. Human jobs will always be a large part of autonomous transportation.


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Peterbilt Completes Disc Brake Standardization on Model 579


eterbilt Motors Company announced today that rear disc brakes are now available on Peterbilt Model 579 completing the standardization of disc brakes for this model. In 2012 Peterbilt introduced the Model 579 with front disc brakes as part of its leadership to increase driver safety and reduce stopping distance. With the addition of rear disc brakes, Peterbilt has been able to further reduce stopping distance. “Safety is one of the driving forces in our industry and we are continually evaluating how we can improve the driver experience,” said Robert Woodall, Assistant General Manager – Sales and Marketing, Peterbilt Motors Company. “Combining front and rear disc brakes is a testament to our commitment to providing the safest trucks on the road.” The inclusion of rear disc brakes further exemplifies Peterbilt’s dedication to safety and superior drive performance through meeting its customers’ various application needs. Air disc brakes offer precise brake adjustment, better force distribution, even pad wear, and reduced brake fade. In addition to exemplary performance, air disc brakes are ideal for fleets that require light- weight, fuel efficient vehicles. In addition to the disc brake standardization, Peterbilt

has made significant investments and commitments to safety, such as, adding standard options that include electronic stability control, Bendix® Wingman® and first in class lighting systems that increase visibility and headlamp coverage. 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. For more information about Peterbilt, visit www. Peterbilt is a PACCAR Company, traded publicly on the NASDAQ as PCAR.

Healthy Habits at Work to Boost Productivity


hen striving to maintain optimal overall health, it’s imperative to instill good habits into your busy work schedule, which can also make you happier and more productive. In the superbusy transportation industry, it’s important to plan for success by following these six tips and tricks to achieve a healthy lifestyle. Stay hydrated. Start your day off with a glass of water, staying hydrated improves your rate weight maintenance, mood and energy levels. Tip: keep a water bottle on your desk in case you forget. Take breaks. Refrain from sitting all day long — jump at every opportunity you have to step away from your desk, or truck, and walk around. Short breaks and light exercise 46


are proven to increase productivity and creativity. If you’re in an office and have a one-on-one meeting, make it a walking meeting. You can take a stroll through the office or on your floor while connecting about the task at hand. Snack smart. Store wholesome snacks in your truck or at your desk to curb those afternoon cravings. Nuts, dried fruit and microwaveable popcorn are all great ideas. They help you stay full for longer due to their high fibre and healthy fat content, and they don’t expire too quickly. Orville Redenbacher microwaveable popcorn provides you with a satisfying snack in just a few minutes. It’s a convenient option made with 100 per cent whole grain popcorn, which is high in fibre and now most flavours contain no artificial colours, flavours or preservatives.



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