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Everyone has dreams for his or her future. For some, their dreams come true; but for the majority, they remain just that – dreams. Those who do not have dreams cannot get as far as they want in their lives as they would like. In the same breath, those who have dreams but do not pursue them also can’t get far as well. We have been working in the trucking industry for a long time now so I can relate and make connections to the above words. If you see a successful trucking company and you dream of trucking as a profession, there is nothing wrong with it. First of all, get proper knowledge about this profession through formal education from industry experts and from those already working successfully in the profession. By doing this, you can pre-calculate the advantages and disadvantages of the profession. By attaining the preliminary knowledge of the profession, you can better decide if it is the right profession for you. The second step is to make a checklist of the required training you will need and pursue it step by step. The most important thing is to take the proper training and go through all necessary steps rather than taking any shortcuts. The time you spend in the beginning will pay off in the long run and make you a more successful professional. Now that you are in the profession, ensure that you know the rules, laws, and regulations, and never try to bypass them. It takes less time and effort to follow rules rather than face the consequences. By taking a shortcut, or breaking laws or regulations, you can easily lose your dreams and any acquired wealth. Learning is a never ending process. Keep learning, become better day-by-day and see your dreams being fulfilled.

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Compliance - Why is it an issue? kilometers a year. In other words, his trucks spent more time in loading and unloading mode and most of his business was moving goods three or four blocks in town. How many of you have picked up a trailer that’s been sitting for a couple of weeks and find the brakes are locked, the boogies won’t slide because of the rust, and there are lighting issues because wiring joints have oxidized to the point of rusting through? Just because the truck or trailer isn’t used all that much doesn’t mean there aren’t going to be issues even more than if those pieces of equipment were used more regularly. After discussing the issue for a short time, that moving company owner was less concerned about the annual inspections. As equipment owners, we shouldn’t need the government to be inspecting our equipment and finding faults; we should be proactive enough, with the proper maintenance program in place so that problems don’t occur. There should rarely be a need for on-theroad repairs and if the maintenance program is doing what it should do, problems should be caught and fixed with only minor downtime. On-the-road repairs tend to be much more expensive and usually should be something that should have been caught in the yard, not on the road. Proper pre-trip inspections are the key to a good maintenance program. The key word in there was “PROPER”. Again, there is no excuse for this damage. Those lug nuts didn’t come loose as the truck was entering the inspection station. This is a clearly a lack of any kind of inspection. How could a competent driver miss loose lug nuts? This is now a very expensive fix. If the driver had noticed the loose lug nuts, had them re-torqued, this damage would not have occurred. There wouldn’t have been a government fine or an entry against the CVOR. Why do large companies have compliance, safety manager, and maintenance managers? Because finding a problem before it becomes an issue is critical, not just from a compliance point of view but from a bottom line point of view. Compliance is adhering to all the government rules and regulations. Making sure problems have been proactively addressed is an accounting issue that can make or break a trucking operation. If your company is too small to have specific safety and compliance managers, there are an abundance of third party safety and compliance companies that will assist these smaller operators to accomplish all that is required at reasonable prices. Most of these safety and compliance consultants have worked in enforcement with the various ministries involved with transportation. In Ontario, the Infrastructure Health and Safety Association (IHSA) can and will direct you to the proper resource. Also, the IHSA offers a great deal of free advice to its membership and you need not be a major carrier to belong although it is larger companies that send representatives to the meetings and seminars. Where are you smaller operators? Now 10

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Compliance - Why is it an issue?

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you can’t say you didn’t know. Compliance means never having to doubt when those scale lights call you to stop. Compliance means rarely being asked to “pull around”. Compliance means when you are inspected having the confidence, no issues will be discovered. There are a myriad of rules and regulations and this will always be the case. Drivers in Canada and the U.S.A. are faced with 64 State and Provincial Regulations,

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plus two Federal sets of rules that, while there is an effort to have the rules and regulations harmonized, aren’t harmonized and sometimes counter one another. There are literally thousands of local, municipal rules and regulations; again, the attempt is to be in harmony with other jurisdictions’ rules. Then there are company rules and regulations that vary from company to company. For a driver trying to be absolutely compliant can be even more of a challenge. The Hours of Service (HOS) is one area that can boggle one’s mind. The daily pretrip and post-trip inspections are too often treated with contempt and an “I know my truck” attitude. Both of these issues are where drivers often find themselves in difficulty with authority. If a driver spends the time to be vigilant in complying with these two issues, most of his/her problems disappear. Those companies with the wherewithal to either have a dedicated employee as safety and compliance officer or to hire an outside specialist consultant are better off. There is so much to learn and enact as a part of doing business that is necessary, that it actually pays to have such a safety and compliance specialist. There is no one person anywhere that can know it all although we are all held responsible for whatever happens and when it happens under our watch. Be safe, be responsible and be compliant – it’s in everyone’s best interest.

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AsIN srdIAW dy lMby AOKy mOsm ‘coN guzry hW qy ies dI s we dust ourselves off after a long hard Qkwvt dI DUV JwV rhy hW Aqy nwL hI grmIAW leI XojnwvW winter and start planning for Spring, we must vI bxw rhy hW[ swnUM Awpxy mOjUdw iv`qI p`Dr dw mulWkx zrUr evaluate the current status of our finances, krnw cwhIdw hY Aqy swnUM Awaux vwLw smW jo ik Awm qOr ‘qy and plan for wise decisions as we head into tr`kW leI bhuq ruJyivAW BirAw huMdw hY, leI bhuq smJ nwL the start of traditionally busier trucking Xojnw bxwauxI cwhIdI hY[ mYN ies qrHW dI XojnwbMdI dy iKlwP hW months. I am encountering decision making ijhVI ik bhuq swry pirvwrW Aqy ibznsW dy bhuq vDIAw lwBW which may not be in the best interests of some businesses and vwLI nhIN[ ikauN ik auh pihlW hI auh pRwpq krn dw Xqn kr their families, as they continue to strive for the unattainable and rhy hn jo pRwpq nhIN ho skdw Aqy nwL hI auh aus slwh nUM vI choose to ignore courteous advice given in their best interests. driknwr kr rhy hn ijhVI aunHW dy sB qoN Bly vwLI hY[ In leasing I am well known for being to get a tough deal done. lIizMg ‘c mYN ies leI jwxI jWdI hW ik mYN bhuq imhnq There is a LOT of extra work that has to be done to get a tough krky lIizMg krwauNdI hW[ ies qrHW dI vDIAw fIl lYx leI deal approved and clients appreciate that hard work. But they bhuq imhnq krnI pYNdI hY ijs dI myry kstmr vI dwd idMdy often don’t realize just how difficult it was to get an approval, and hn[pr keI vwr auh ieh nhIN socdy ik auh fIl lYx leI mYnUM instead try to push for more new deals when they can barely afford ikMnI imhnq krnI peI[ ies dy ault auh hor fIlz lYx leI the one just done. I find this unbelievable. I have told you your dbwA pwx l`g pYNdy hn jdoN ik aunHW ieh BLI BWq pqw huMdw hY deal was complicated and told you why, and yet you want another auh ieh ikMnI nwL muSkl ies fIl nUM c`ldw r`K rhy hn Aqy deal right away. It can be for a number of reasons like bad credit, aus qoN izAwdw fIl dw iks qrHW Bugqwn krngy[ mYnUM ies ‘qy maxed out credit, losses, not earning revenue, spending more than XkIn nhIN AwauNdw[mYN aunHW nUM d`sdI rihMdI hW ik quhwfI ieh they earn, and yet they want MORE when they can barely afford fIl ikMnI guMJldwr sI Aqy msW hI mnzUr hoeI hY[Aqy qusIN dUjI what they have. vI huxy cwhuMdy ho[ ies qrHW dy mOky keI kwrn bx skdy hn ; First thing, don’t make promises you cannot keep. Hiring a ijvyN bYf kRYift, Gwty, mYksf AwaUt kRYift ( Bwv ijMnw lY skdy driver and promising a new truck and trailer for them to drive sI ilAw hoieAw), bhuqI kmweI nw hoxI, kmweI nwLoN v`D Krcy[ when your deal has not yet been approved can lead to stress. If pr iPr vI auh jdoN ie`k hI nhIN sMBwl skdy dUjI dI mMg krdy you are a driver being hired, make sure that financing is in place hI rihMdy hn[ BEFORE you accept a job. If you are a company doing the hiring, pihlI g`l ieh ik auh vwAdy nw kro ijhVy qusIN pugw make sure that financing has been approved BEFORE nhIN skdy[ ie`k fRweIvr r`K lYxw Aqy nvyN tr`k Aqy you make a formal job offering. Always write subject tR y l r dw vwAdw kr dyxw jdoN ik fIl Ajy mnzUr vI nhIN to financing on your bill of sale as well just in case you hu M d IienHW g`lW nwL quhwnUM qxwE ho skdw hY[jy qusIN experience a problem getting approved. ie` k fR weIvr r`K rhy hoo qW ieh jOb dI sihmqI lYx qoN When your financial institution tells you it’s not a good pihlW ieh zrUr XkInI bxw lE ik ies sB leI pYsy idea to apply for more credit, I would suggest you listen dw pRbMD ho igAw hY[ib`l AwP syl ‘qy sdw ieh ilKo: to that advice. I’ve told people this, and yet they push the sbjYkt tU PweInYNisMg[ ikauN ik ho skdw hY ik ies dI envelope and present another deal. I don’t like declining mnzUrI leI quhwnUM koeI muSklW Awaux[ people, but I hate it more when they were already told myrI quhwnUM iehI slwh hY ik jdoN quhwnUM pYsw dyx vwLI Pash Brar NOT to apply for more credit. Another truck or trailer sMsQw ieh khy ik hor kRYRyift leI bynqI krnI TIk nhIN qW ieh g`l iDAwn nwl suxo[mYN bhuq vwr ieh g`l d`sdI rihMdI hW pr iPr vI auh hor fIl leI dbwA pwauNdy rihMdy hn[ - Pash Brar B.A. Pash is a mobile leasing representative with Auto One Leasing LP in Vancouver. She mYN ies qrHW dy lokW nUM korI nWh kih dyxw cMgw nhIN smJdI[ pr has a banking, collections and accounting background. She specializes in importing mYnUM ieh bhuq burw lgdw hY jdoN ik aunHW nUM pihlW hI ikhw jw vehicles and trailers from the USA. cu`kw huMdw hY ik hor kRYift leI AplweI nw kro[ ie`k hor tr`k jW 14

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will not magically make all the other underlying problems you already have go away. It’s not the solution to all your problems. A company I know is making all their current payments and paying their employees on time. However, each partner in the operation is behind in receiving their own personal pay cheques. At one point the partners were three months behind in pay because the partners take such huge salaries that they drain the company of every dime it makes. They are having record sales since the company started over twenty years ago, but sitting on over a million dollars of unsellable inventory for years, opened a new location which is taking a loss now every month for over a year, and now they decided to lease over $300,000 worth of brand new pick-up trucks that are not needed for the company. They are for personal use for the unpaid partners only. That is pushing the envelope to the extreme. Instead of addressing the problems, they are creating more expenses and more problems. If you can’t even pay yourself but decide to borrow more, there is a problem. I have one client who had a bad motor vehicle accident. He was the dispatcher and running a trucking company. They have not been able to keep up with payments on their leased trucks as he was in and out of the hospital. His decision to fix his problems was hire a dispatcher and pay the dispatcher a 6 figure income. A dispatcher cannot run trucks that are being repossessed for non payment. I understand the company needs to run, but when you cannot meet your current obligations, you cannot take on new obligations you cannot afford, such as hire a person you cannot afford to pay. Who do you pay first, the dispatcher or the leasing company? The leasing company of course because there’s no trucking company with zero trucks to run. I think the most difficult part of having a financial issue is first admitting it. If you can admit it then you can work to fix it. With any of my difficult deals, I always sit down and address the issues with the clients. I don’t have to, but I do it because to solve a problem you need to know what the problem is first. If you can admit and understand the struggles you are encountering and take honest advice, then the next time you apply for credit, it should 16

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ccording to WardsAuto data, U.S. big-truck sales totalled 25,726 units in January, 17.9% below like-2016’s 31,351. Medium- and heavy-duty truck sales in Canada also fell last month – down 3.6% compared to the previous year. Class 8 posted the largest loss with 10,944 deliveries for January, a 31.4% decrease from last year’s 15,952. Volvo Truck increased 8.6% to 1,178 units, the only truck maker in the weight class to post a gain. International plummeted 50.4% down to 1,293 units. PACCAR’s Kenworth dropped 29.5% while sister brand Peterbilt dropped 12.3%. Freightliner and Western Star also posted doubledigit losses in Class 8 of 41.0% and 22.9%, respectively.

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What is the Heavy Highway Vehicle Use Tax (HVUT)? The Heavy highway Vehicle Use Tax is a fee assessed annually on heavy vehicles operating on public highways in the United States at registered gross weights equal to or exceeding 55,000 pounds. How do you file to pay for the HVUT? You must complete the Form 2290 with all the required information and submit it along with the payment to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) before the deadline. Do you have to file the Form 2290? You must file Form 2290 and Schedule 1 if you have a registered taxable highway motor vehicle with a taxable gross weight of 55,000 pounds or more. The tax has to be paid by the person in whose name the highway motor vehicle is registered under the law of the state or province. Do I need to register to complete the Form 2290? You must be registered with the IRS and have an Employer Identification Number (EIN) to complete the Form 2290. When do you have to file the Form 2290? The Form 2290 must be filed for the month the taxable vehicle is first used on public highways during the current period. Are there any vehicles that are exempt from the HVUT? Below is a list of the vehicles that are exempt from the HVUT: • Commercial vehicles that are travelling less than 5,000 miles in a year • Vehicles that are not considered highway motor vehicles such as mobile machinery for non-transportation functions, vehicles specifically designed for off highway transportation • Agriculture vehicles that are travelling less than 7,500 miles in a year What is the tax amount for each truck? The tax is based on the taxable gross weight in pounds. The tax ranges from $100 per year for a vehicle that has a weight 20

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accar is recalling more than 400 Kenworth and Peterbilt trucks, according to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration documents that cite an issue with the fuel system. According to NHTSA, the problem affects model years ranging from 2015 to 2018. More specifically, the plastic fuel tee fittings may leak fuel in the engine compartment. A potential fire can occur if this fuel leak reaches an ignition source. The following trucks are affected by the recall:

2015-2018 Kenworth K370 2015-2018 Kenworth T680 2015-2018 Kenworth T880 2017-2018 Peterbilt 567 2017-2018 Peterbilt 579 Owners will be notified and dealers will replace the fuel tees for free. A notification schedule has not been released. Questions can directed to Kenworth customer service at 425-828-5000 and Peterbilt customer service at 940-591-4000. Paccar’s numbers for this recall are 17KWA and 217-A.


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Meritor® Introduces 14X HE High-Efficiency Linehaul Tandem Drive Axle

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eritor® (NYSE: MTOR) announced its new 14X HE high-efficiency linehaul tandem drive axle at the 2017 Technology & Maintenance Council’s (TMC) Annual Meeting & Transportation Technology Exhibition in Nashville, Tennessee. “Built upon our trusted and valued 14X platform that is specified by a large majority of fleets, the new 14X HE is an evolutionary axle that takes efficiency to a whole new level,” said Ken Hogan, vice president, Rear Drivetrain for Meritor. “Based on today’s diesel prices, a fleet with 1,000 trucks equipped with the 14X HE could realize $1 million per year in fuel savings.” Meritor’s engineering teams used cutting-edge technologies to improve axle efficiency up to 1.5 percent while also reducing weight by 30 pounds over the current industry-leading 14X design. The 14X HE comes standard with high-efficiency bearings, the Meritor Lube Management system and precision-finished gearing.

Meritor uses laser welding to manufacture components to reduce weight and drive efficiencies, Hogan said. The 14X HE’s ring gear is laser-welded to the differential housing, offering a very robust joint that eliminates fasteners and reduces oil churning losses. The axle, which targets linehaul customers seeking fuel efficiency, has superfast ratios down to 2.15 for aggressive downspeeding. “With fuel being the largest operating cost to fleets, the 14X HE rounds out more of our portfolio with a product focused on improved fuel economy to save fleets money and reinforce Meritor’s leadership in axle efficiency,” Hogan said. “Meritor recognizes that fuel prices won’t stay low forever and that customers are always looking for solutions to reduce their operating costs.” The 14X HE is one of 20 new global products that Meritor will introduce as part of its M2019 strategic plan. Meritor is showcasing the 14X HE and other products in booth No. 1522. To learn more about the new axle, visit meritor14xhe.com.

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enray, Inc. introduced two new chemical service kits to extend engine life and restore engine performance to original levels. Penray’s new 2-Step Oil and Fuel Treatment Kit #7702 offers a chemical service kit that removes debris and deposits from fuel systems, while fortifying engine oil with a specially-formulated compound that strengthens and extends the life of engine oil. This new 2-Step product includes Penray’s Total Fuel System Cleaner, which is effective in dissolving and removing harmful deposits throughout the fuel system, the company noted. It removes debris, varnish, and other contaminants from fuel tanks, fuel lines, and highlysensitive fuel injectors, resulting in more complete and consistent combustion. This 2-Step kit also includes Penray’s oil treatment, which includes detergents and other additives, increasing the lubricity and life of both conventional and synthetic engine oils. Penray is also introducing an upgraded 3-Step Premium Oil System Cleaner kit, #7603. This new kit includes the same oil and fuel supplements as the 2-Step kit, and adds Penray’s Crankcase and Differential Cleaner. This cleaning agent is useful on higher-mileage engines, those which have seen severe service, or those that have not had regular oil and

filter changes. This cleaner is designed to be added to engine oil five minutes before draining, and works to dissolve gum, sludge, and varnish throughout the crankcase, including critical areas like pistons, rings, cylinder walls, and the highly-sensitive cam/ lifter interface. “These two new chemical service kits, created and manufactured in the United States, represent an important opportunity to upgrade a routine oil change into a premium engine service,” explains Mark Kardon, director of marketing for Penray. ”The precision of fuel injectors used in virtually all late-model cars requires that they be kept meticulously clean and free of debris and deposits that can interfere with proper fuel delivery and injector spray patterns. These two new service kits provide the opportunity to upgrade to a powerful premium service that enhances both performance and longevity.”


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idewell Suspensions released the first model of its airride single point suspensions in the new RAR-254. “The Ridewell Air-Ride Single Point Suspension leverages proven components of the model RAR-266 suspension to provide the smoothness of an air-ride suspension with the advantages of a single point, pedestal mount suspension,” according to the company. The RAR-254 trunnion mount suspension is available in ride heights as low as 10”. The suspension is designed for integration with Ridewell drum and disc brake axles. As an option, the suspension can be shipped fully assembled with pre-aligned axles and pivot hardware torqued to specification. To reduce maintenance, the RAR-254 uses a high-density urethane bushing for the trunnion assembly center bushing instead of trunnion U-bolts. The suspension utilizes weldon pedestal mounts for easy ride height customization. The replaceable boss for the pivot bushing provides for a complete replacement of the bushing assembly. Narrow and wide bushing versions of the RAR-254 are available. Custom ride height, pedestal height and pedestal mount bolt pattern versions can be designed upon request.

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purwxy klwk dI itk itk dI Avwz dI bycYnI Aqy cu`p nMU qoVidAW dOrwn OU’RE not a Capitalist”, the Kwxy vwLy myz ‘qy bYiTAW ieh Sbd Aksr hI kMnW ‘c pYNdy hn: “ qusIN words rang out across the kitchen srmweydwr nhIN” [“ qusIN qW svY ivroDI ho[jy qusIN ie`k pwsy qW ivSvIkrn table, breaking the silence and dI vkwlq krdy ho, mlkIAq dy mu`Fly AiDkwrW dI hmwieq krdy ho pr nervous ticking of an old clock. dUjy pwsy rIAl AYstyt dI kImq ‘c srkwr dI d^lAMdwzI dy h`k ‘c hwmI “You’re a walking contradiction. How can you support globalism, Br rhy ho” [ myry slwhkwr dy khy hoey ieh Sbd Ajy vI myry kMnW ‘c gUMj the fundamentals of entrepreneurialism, and still rhy hn[ do swl pihlW ie`k grmIAW dI dyr Swm nUM myry slwhkwr Aqy myry be in favour of government ivckwr GrW dI KRIdx smr`Qw Aqy rIAl intervention on real estate AYstyt nUM lY ky BKvW ivcwr vtWdrw c`l pricing?”. To this day these irhw sI[hux mYnUM pqw l`gw hY ik audoN auh words from my mentor still TIk sn, jdoN auh kih irhw sI ik mYN qMg echo in my head. idlI nwl hI soc irhw hW smu`cI qsvIr Over two years ago on a late bwry nhIN soc irhw[aus qoN bwAd A`j q`k summer evening, a conversation XkInn srkwr dI d^lAMdwzI kwrn bhuq about the affordability of swry pwgl rIAl AYstyt vwiLAW dw ichrw housing and real estate between nMgw hoieAw hY[ ies qrHW bI sI ‘c pihlW myself and my mentor had kdy nhIN hoieAw [ pr ieh qW vkqI hY Ajy become the subject of a heated qW bhuq ku`J hoxw hY[ debate. Now looking back, 2016 ‘c dKlAMdwzI kwrn vYnkuvr he was right to claim that at Aqy Aws pws dy ^yqrW ‘c ies mwrikt the time I was being narrow ‘c AwieAw aubwLw ku`J TMFw hoieAw hY[ minded and not seeing the ipCly ku`J swlW ‘c kMstRkSn ‘c bhuq qyzI bigger picture. Fast forward AweI hY, v`fy v`fy Grwxy bxwey gey hn Aqy to today and sure government vpwrk Aml ibnw iksy pwbMdI qoN AsmwnI intervention has helped stem jw ciVHAw hY[ ienHW grmIAW ‘c lMbI susqI some of the craziest real estate qoN bwAd ieh Kyqr jwigAw hY[ srkwr A`gy runs that B.C. has ever seen - but it’s temporary, the AweI hY Aqy aus ny ivdySI KRIdwrW ‘qy 15% tYks ToikAw hY, rIAl AYstyt floodgates will burst. sOidAW dI muV bxqr kIqI geI hY[ies dy nwL hI vYnkuvr istI 2016 was the year of intervention and the ‘c 2017 qoN vykYNsI tYks vI lwieAw igAw hY[ieh hI nhIN knyfIAn realization of sobering results in Vancouver rYivinaU eyjMsI v`loN loAr mynlYNf ‘c rIAl AYstyt nwL sbMDq hr and surrounding municipalities. A ‘wild west’ mwmly ‘qy sKq ingwh r`KI jw rhI hY[ of sorts for the last few years, construction mYN ieh g`l qW mMndw hW ik ies qrHW dIAW pwbMdIAW Aqy has boomed, empires were created and srkwrI kwrvweIAW nwL vkqI qOr ‘qy qW auqpwdn ‘c KVoq AwvygI business practices ran unchecked in a loosely pr ies kMm ‘c qyzI AwauxI hI hY ikauN ik mMg rokI nhIN jw unregulated environment. skdI[imswl vjoN 15% ivdySI KRIdwr tYks kyvl rIAl AYstyt ‘qy This summer the sector woke up to a hI hY ies dw Asr vpwrk jW gYr irhwieSI rLvIAW imlvIAW QwvW bad hangover. The provincial government ‘qy lwgU nhIN[jy kONfo pRIsyl dI g`l krIey qW pUrqI igxvIN cuxvIN stepped in imposing the 15% foreign buyers hox kwrn ieh qW pihlW hI DVw DV ivk rhy hn[BwvyN cIn ‘c tax, a re-haul of real estate practices, a bwhr Dn jwx ‘qy pwbMdIAW hn pr iPr vI vYnkuvr ‘c au`QoN iksy Ryan Sahota vacancy tax starting in 2017 within the city of nw iksy qrHW pYsw phuMc hI irhw hY[Aqy vYnkuvr dy lwgly Sihr ies BBA, CPA, CA Vancouver, and not to mention that CRA has nUM ienvYst krn leI vI vDIAw QW hn[ies qrHW auqpwdn ‘c qyzI spread a blanket across the Lower Mainland rhygI[ ieh vI Aws hY ik AmrIkw ‘c trMp dy rwStrpqI cuxy jwx and is targeting any business practices remotely tied to kwrn Awaux vwLy mhIinAW ‘c knyfw ‘c AmrIkw qoN ibzns Aqy iemIgRySn 40

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The Calm Before The Storm real estate. I am a firm believer that while dw vI vwDw hovygw[Ais`Dy qOr ‘qy ivSv ‘coN vI ies qrHW v`D igxqI ‘c lok Awauxgy ikauN ik government initiatives and regulatory vweIt hwaUs v`loN d`Kx v`loN Awx vwiLAW ivru`D vI iSkMjw k`isAw jwvygw[trUfo srkwr dI control will slow growth for a brief moment, nIqI kwrn riPaUzIAW Aqy nvyN iemIgRWtW leI nrmI kwrn bI sI dy Sihr srHI ‘c irhwieSI it shall be fleeting as regulation cannot stop itkwixAW dI mMg vI vDygI[bI sI AMkVw ivBwg Anuswr 2017 ‘c 52,000 hor lokW dy Awx demand. dI Aws hY[lok rwey dy ault BwvyN sI Awr ey v`loN kMstRkSn Aqy rIAl AYstyt nUM Kws inSwnw Take for example that the 15% foreign bxwieAw igAw hY pr ies dI mMg vDyry hox kwrn ieh m`TI nhIN pvygI[zrw vyKo vYnkuvr dy buyers tax is on residential real estate only, ibzns v`loN ieh d`isAw hY ik auqpwdn dy vwDy kwrn aunHW nUM 2017 ‘c kMstRkSn ‘c 15,000 it does not apply to commercial nor to the AswmIAW dI loV hY[ bI sI leI iK`c Albrtw nwloN izAwdw hY[hux knyfw ‘c qyl BMfwrW dy non-residential component of mixed use. iK`qy kMm krn gey hunrmMd kwmy muV vwps Aw rhy hn[ Talking to individuals on the front lines in pr is`ky dy do pwsy huMdy hn[pr ijs qrHW do swl pihlW mYnUM d`isAw igAw sI AsIN vwikAw condo-presales, supply is limited as condo’s hI dunIAw dy bhuq vDIAw QW ‘c rih rhy hW[2010 dIAW ElMipk KyfW ny swnUM ivSv p`Dr are flying off the shelves like hot-cakes. ‘qy kwPI mwnqw duAweI[ijMnw smW swfI AbwdI h`doN bhuq izAwdw vD nhIN jWdI ieh au`nw Despite, recent restrictions in China on smW ies qrHW hI rhygw[ AsIN hr qrHW dy lwl PIqwSwhI Aqy hor hr qrHW dy kwnUMn lwgU outflowing capital, foreign monies will still kr skdy hW[ pr swnUM AslIAq qoN mUMh nhIN moVnw cwhIdw [ikauN ik ieh hnyyrI Awaux qoN come into Vancouver and the surrounding pihlW dI SWqI hY[ cities as a safe haven to invest and foster growth. With the ascendancy of president-elect Donald Trump, for dedicated theour coming months willCompany show us a possible influx of U.S. immigration and businesses, indirectly immigration from global sources may increase as the White House adopts a tougher stance south of the border. A greater influx of both refugees and new immigrants under the Trudeau administration is also fueling demand in Surrey. B.C. Stats has our net inflow population projection at a conservative 52,000 new individuals for 2017. Contrary to public opinion, even though CRA is specifically targeting construction and real estate, this will not slow down the need for supply. Take into consideration that earlier this week Business in Vancouver published 15,000 construction jobs will be needed to be filled in 2017 due to the sector’s growth. With B.C. currently looking more attractive than Alberta, we are also seeing an internal migration of workers and skilled labour from the oil-fields coming back home. Of course, as always there are two sides to the coin, but as was candidly pointed out to me, two years ago, we live in one of the most desirable places in the world. The 2010 Olympics put us on the map, it’s just a matter of time before our population Email: Joinkamway@kam-way.com or call us at: (360)332-1444 - x 939 exponentially multiplies. We can implement all the regulations and red-tape we want, but we have to face reality, this is just the calm before the storm.

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2017

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inters on BC’s Western Coast are usually the same year-after-year; dreary, rainy, and depressing, with remote chances of snow that actually sticks and stays. Well, such was not the case this winter, with the weather gods pummeling the area with one snow storm after another. Vancouver hasn’t seen this much snow in at least fifteen years, and it’s not over yet. When it snows on the West Coast, traffic problems compound, with many people fearful of taking their vehicles on the road. But, if you’re driving the new 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS450, you will want to venture on the snowy roads as you’re in good hands. For those who may be slightly confused on the nomenclature, the Mercedes GLS is the new version of the GL. This is MB’s largest SUV and although it’s not as big as the Cadillac Escalade, Lincoln Navigator, or the Infiniti QX80, it continues to occupy a soft spot in people’s hearts. How popular is this vehicle? Well, if you want one in Canada, you’re going to have wait a few months. The 2017 GLS gets a refresh with things that really up the look, feel, and drive of the vehicle. It’s still recognizable as MB’s flagship SUV; however, tweaks to the grille, emblem, fascia, lights and tailgate definitely make the vehicle prominent on the road. I’ve always been a fan of the GL, now GLS’, look because it exemplifies the brand’s luxury bloodline very well. The GLS is a tall vehicle and there’s definitely a step up to get into the vehicle. Luckily, our press vehicle was equipped with running boards to make that climb more manageable. Once inside, occupants are caressed by MB’s luxury cabin, complete with supple leather, fine carpet, wood inserts, and some great technology and gadgets. The attractive new steering wheel is much better than the outgoing one with the control buttons feeling more ergonomic. The new dashboard also looks and feels great. Overall, the colour combination that came in this press vehicle was perfect. The wood trim inserts perfectly matched the brown dash and seats. Speaking of seats, all occupants of the GLS rest their behinds on large supportive seats, most of which 42

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are heated. Up front, driver and passenger also get variable massage options and trust me, you will get spoiled. The 3rd row seats are always hit and miss – either legroom is next to nothing or the seats are flat and uncomfortable. I can say that with the GLS, even adults can sit in the 3rd row without complaining. Another great feature is the available electronic “easy-entry” feature of the 2nd row. Press a button and the 2nd row seats fold and tumble. Necessity? No, but cool factor for sure. The only gripe here is the you have to put them back manually. One option that every vehicle should have is a panoramic roof and if you add the Premium Package to your GLS, the heavens open up. During the winter months, the extra light really helps, especially for those who tend to get disgruntled easily. A recent study showed that people who suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) show improvement if their vehicles have a panoramic roof. All manufacturers, take note please. New for 2017 is a 9G-Tronic transmission, adding two more gears to the outgoing 7-speed. Some might think that 9 speeds are overkill – well, the new Ford F150 and Mustang will have 10 speeds – but it works great for the GLS. The first seven gears have shorter ratios, making Sport Mode or Manual Mode driving quite fun. The last two are for highway driving and better fuel efficiency. The 9G-Tronic is matched with a 3.0L bi-turbo gasoline engine. A diesel variant will be offered as well and in my opinion, that’s the brute to get. Not only will you get much better fuel economy, but way more torque. For now, the GLS 450’s V6 does a Jag Dhatt great job for every day driving, even Accredited AJAC Journalist when carrying the whole team or pulling a boat.


As one would expect, the GLS delivers a great plush ride for those who expect luxury. During my time with this SUV, Vancouver streets were getting riddled with potholes; but not to fret as the GLS tracked over them without spilling any of my home-made chai tea. Normally, Vancouver drivers rarely get to test the all-wheel drive functionality of most vehicles, but this time I was in for a treat. MB’s 4Matic permanent all-wheel drive worked amazingly well. Whilst others were staying off the roads, I got to my office and all

meetings without missing a beat. Also, the street from my home has quite a steep slope. With the snow and ice compounding the slope, I switched on the GLS 450’s Hill Descent mode and the MB creeped down with confidence. It was quite neat in fact – I had to do nothing except navigate the vehicle. On roads that were somewhat bare, I tested the GLS 450’s Dynamic Select modes, which include Sport, Comfort, Snow and Off-Road. As mentioned earlier, Snow Mode was useful at times, for obvious reasons. Sport Mode was fun and made the drive much more dynamic than I expected. Honestly, I didn’t think the 3.0L biturbo gasoline motor would provide as much get-up-and-go as it did for a vehicle this size. The V6 gasoline puts out 362 HP and 369 lbft of torque as low as 1,800 rpm. If you need more insanity, then go with the AMG GLS63, which gets the SUV from 0-100 km/h in just 4.5 seconds. As mentioned before, my choice would be the diesel variant as it’s the perfect engine for this vehicle. Driving in Sport Mode really shows the “S” in the GLS. Shifts are quick, especially if using the paddle shifters, and the aggressive throttle mapping is more than expected. More so, ride height drops just slightly to improve aerodynamics. Match this with a stiffer steering and you’ve got a big SUV worthy of the “S” badging. In Comfort Mode, everything becomes plush, period. The steering is so light that I doubt anyone would get tired after driving for hours.

While driving the GLS for the week, there were a couple of quirks that really stood out. The first being the storage areas in the front doors. Granted the large, wide seats are great, but if you had to reach for something in the door storage areas, good luck. My hand got stuck so many times that it became annoying. The other quirk, although it’s becoming a norm in the industry, is the infotainment system screen. It’s a beautiful, large 8” screen, but seems like an aftermarket bolt-on. BMW has also gone the similar route in some of their cars. Yes, it allows for more real estate on the dash, but takes away from the classy look of this luxury vehicle. On the same topic, the infotainment system seems dated and definitely needs a refresh. Those buying an SUV in this category always expect loads of safety features, because come on, it’s for the family. In

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addition to the basic safety features, there’s some unique systems in the GLS. If you’ve ever driven across the Fraser Vally of BC, or highways of Saskatchewan and Manitoba in incremental weather, you’ll want the CrossWind Assist. Rather being tossed around by cross-winds, this system ensures a straight stable ride. The Brake Assist Plus, Cross Traffic Assist and Collision Prevention Assist all work well together to bring the GLS to a stop in case the driver doesn’t take action during a potential impact situation. Finally, the Distronic Plus with Steer Assist are active cruise control systems that not only keep the vehicle in its lane, but can follow traffic from a stop up to 200 km/h. True to Mercedes-Benz roots, the 2017 GLS450 is a fantastic SUV that will look great in any driveway. It’s got a lot going for it, from exceptional safety and comfort features to various driving modes that will appease most drivers. Currently, the gaspowered engines are the only option, with the diesel variant hoping to makes its presence in mid to latter 2017. Pricing for the 2017 MB GLS450 starts at $82, 900.

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TransVix and DAT Solutions Form Exclusive Strategic Alliance

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afetyDriven – Trucking Safety Council of BC is thrilled to be hosting their Speaker Series on Health and Safety at the upcoming APNA Truck Show. This is our second year hosting this event and the speakers’ topics promise to be informative and educational. Our speakers will be addressing issues regarding the business of trucking and will be of particular interest to professional truck drivers and their families. The topics will focus on health and safety in the transportation industry. Held on the main floor alongside the trade show, the Series will kick off the afternoon of June 10th. The APNA truck show is a biennial event at Tradex. This year’s dates are June 10th and 11th, 2017. This well attended family friendly event will host, among other things, a job fair, Show ‘n Shine, entertainment and exhibitors galore. We invite you to visit us at www.SafetyDriven.ca for updates. SafetyDriven – Trucking Safety Council of BC, is a not-forprofit organization and is also a certifying partner for the Health and Safety Certificate of Recognition (COR). SafetyDriven works with management, employees and owner/operators in B.C. trucking and related industries to strengthen safety performance and reduce the number and severity of workplace injuries, illnesses and fatalities.

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Maxion Wheels Offers Heavy Duty Forged Aluminum Wheels

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forged aluminum truck wheel is being added to its extensive steel wheel offerings. Maxion Wheels announced during Heavy-duty Aftermarket Week. The first aluminum truck wheel available in North American, the new line will start with a 22.5x8.25 wheel available in the early Spring. It will weight 45 lbs., compared to approximately 68 lbs. for a comparable steel wheel. Three additional sizes – 24.5x8.25, 17.5x6.75, and 22.5x14.00 – will eventually fill out the new forged aluminum line, according to Maxion. All will be offered in bright

machined and polished finishes. “Maxion Wheels has been proudly serving the needs of the North American truck and trailer market for almost 100 years,” said Donald Polk, company president for the Americas. “By adding forged aluminum to our product mix, our steel wheel commercial vehicle customers now have a none-stop alternative for their wheel needs.”

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The average price of a gallon of onhighway diesel went up seven-tenths of a cent to $2.572 per gallon for the week ending Monday, Feb. 20. This marks the second consecutive increase after four straight weeks of decreases. Diesel price averages went up in nine of 10 regions in the U.S., according to the Energy Information Administration. The largest average increase was in the Rocky Mountain region, where prices at the pump went up by 2.6 cents per gallon. Prices decreased by a penny in the New England region, the only decrease in the nation.

Following are the average prices by region as reported by the EIA: • U.S. – $2.572, up seven-tenths • East Coast – $2.628, up two-tenths • New England – $2.658, down 1.0 cent • Central Atlantic – $2.770, up five-tenths • Lower Atlantic – $2.521, up two-tenths • Midwest – $2.495, up eight-tenths • Gulf Coast – $2.433, up nine-tenths • Rocky Mountain – $2.548, up 2.6 cents • West Coast – $2.876, up seven-tenths • West Coast less California – $2.767, up six-tenthst • California – $2.966, up nine-tenths


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