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CONTENTS ADVERTISERS Ace Truck Repairs ............................ 29 Castrol Lubricants ................................ 7 CBS Parts Ltd ................................... 13 Champion Towing ............................. 28 Coastline Transmission ..................... 43 Cool Heat Truck Parts ...................... 29 Cool-it Hiway Services ..................... 33 Cummins ........................................... 23 First Truck Centre ............................... 11
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Fort Garry Industries (FGI) .................... 41 Freightliner .......................................... 2 Gold Key Insurance ............................. 31 Good Luck Truck & Trailer Repair ......... 19 Harley Davidson Motorcycles ........... 37 Howes Lubricators ............................... 9
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Inland Kenworth ............................. 5, 28 Jaguar / Land Rover ..............................21 Kam-Way Transportation Inc .............. 39 MDF Tire Canada Inc ......................... 27 Mercedes-Benz Langley ..................... 25 Michelin ............................................. 47 NSC Compliance ............................... 35 Ocean Trailer .................................. 3, 28 Peterbilt Trucks ................................... 48 Pike Enterprises Ltd ............................. 29 Safe Trans Consulting Inc ................. 30 Valley Freightliner Inc ......................... 27
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“You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else.” - Albert Einstein
We have day, night, seasons, birth, death and in all of these, everything happens according to the laws of nature. Our world has made laws in order to make it a better place to live and be. Every country, every industry has its own laws and rules, including the trucking industry in which we are involved. Regardless of whether we like it or not, we all have to follow pre-set rules. We have to ensure that we understand and have knowledge of industry laws, regulations, and rules. If needed, it’s important to get the right information and training on these, so that we can do our jobs properly. After the training, it’s time to implement what you have learned into your day-today operations. Your life will become easier, hustle free, and you will undoubtedly achieve more success in your business. As Albert Einstein said, “You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else.” Yes, if you play better, you will definitely be ahead of your competition. The opposite is also true: you can cheat, but this process will only cause you to have bigger problems. If you get caught breaking rules and laws, the costs can be heavy: from getting heavily fined to shutting down your operation – both of which I’m sure you wouldn’t choose. We wish you happy and successful new year. God bless truckers…see you in the next issue.
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Maintenance Matters “If it ain’t broke don’t fix it.” Our modern day trucks are a lot more than they once were so that old adage doesn’t truly hold much water anymore. “You can pay me now or pay me later.” That old advertisement line has a great deal of relevance especially as our trucks become more computers than machines. A truck used to be a fairly simple machine built to withstand heavy abusive usage and as long as you changed the oil regularly and greased those places that needed greasing regularly, changed the odd filter, then all was good for about a million miles. Today’s trucks, while built to be worked hard and long serving, have become as much computer as working machine as living quarters. The truck’s computer system monitors virtually every possible thing on the truck and pretty much self-diagnosis problems and even recommends solutions. If one chooses to ignore the warnings and doesn’t deal with situations in a timely manner, the truck simply shuts down and often when that happens it’s at the most inopportune time. The other thing that is most overlooked is the owner’s manual produced by the manufacturer. This book should be one of the 8
most important features of any new truck and read by all concerned. The driver; the mechanic; the owner; everyone who has a purpose with this truck. Truck drivers don’t simply drive a truck to the best of their ability and ensure the truck is operated at it’s peak efficiency. N ow computers take over the efficiency part and the driver has become a systems analysis specialist monitoring the efficiency of the truck as well as conducting its progress along the road while abiding by all the various rules and regulations that impede progress. Now a truck’s systems may be monitored by smart phones and situations can be forwarded directly to maintenance supervisors who are helping monitor the systems from thousands of miles away and can recommend whether impending repairs can be left until the truck can be scheduled back at the home terminal or if there should be emergency repairs made along the way. Keeping filters changed in a timely fashion is a no brainer. Many truck operators will rely on oil samples to tell them when oil needs to be changed but they will change filters on a regular interval. The oil sample not only tells you if the oil is clean
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enough to remain in the engine but will also tell you the potential condition of rings, bearings and internal parts of the engine. By changing, at least the filters, on a regular timely basis and greasing all those parts that need greasing regularly, the visual inspection of those parts and pieces makes you aware of the wear factors going on. You can take a look at a part and say, there’s some wear there, I’m going to have to replace that soon, then schedule a time to replace the worn part. A few dollars worth of grease regularly applied can save thousands of dollars in prematurely worn parts. Air filters are also critically important and should be changed on a regular basis based on the types of driving you are doing; in compliance with manufacturers specifications. Tires. Maintaining proper tire pressure is critical and must be checked regularly, daily. Heading into winter, ensure the steering tires have the maximum tread possible. Drive tires should be winter grade rubber and be at the top of their traction game. Trailer tires shouldn’t be overlooked, because they do provide the stability factor on unstable roadways. Do not enter winter season with questionable tires. January / February 2015
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Maintenance Matters Hoses and connections. Make sure all hoses and electrical connections are free of cracks and are suitably waterproof. Transmission and Differentials, inspect the oil in these internal parts and change periodically. Check shifter slaves and change as necessary. Check wheel seals and hub oil for proper viscosity. There are lots of parts and pieces you can not see or even which you have access, but those parts and pieces you can see and to which you have access must be constantly monitored either during daily walk around or during maintenance inspections in order to keep you moving when on the road. Recently, in the wake of the seven-foot snowfall in two days in Buffalo NY, some newly minted truckers asked what they should carry in their truck particularly during the winter. Buffalo is one thing because help is not that far away, nor is that help going to be a long time coming, but the same cannot be said in much of Canada even on major highways. If you should get snowed in like the Buffalo case say between Hearst and Long Lac in Ontario, you could be days before any help arrives therefore you’d better be prepared to ensure you don’t succumb to the elements of nature. Some things they should carry might seem obvious while others may seem ridiculous but this is as complete a list as could be determined at the time: Clothing that you may want to carry and hope you never have to use: Balaclava; two piece long underwear; two piece snowmobile suit; leather mits – not just gloves but MITS; a good pair of warm waterproof boots like Sorels; in addition to your regular clothing you would normally carry. You should carry a food supply to last about a week. Military MREs are good to carry because they last forever and provide nourishment with little preparation. Also make sure you carry water. You dehydrate in the summer, but during winter you can easily dehydrate before you even realize it. Things you will need in your truck to keep your truck running: Tire Chains (check various provincial regulations); Two ten foot lengths of chain – you just never know when they will come in handy for a variety of uses; replacement fuel filters; methyl hydrate and or methyl alcohol – caveat, check with your maintenance supervisor to ensure use of these products will not void warranties – or suitable substitute products; small propane torch; your tool box with a variety of tools, open and box end wrenches, variety of screwdrivers, ballpeen hammer, short handled sledge hammer; long handled sledgehammer. WD 40, Duct tape, Grease and grease gun. A siphon hose. A few rolls of toilet paper and a can that fits a roll of toilet paper. These can be soaked in diesel fuel and set on fire and will burn for hours in an emergency. Learn ow to eliminate ice and ice crystals from fuel, from brake systems and learn how to free up frozen parts and pieces. Landing gear will seize with ice, brakes will become impossible 10
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Preventive Maintenance to free up because of ice. Carry an air hose about fifty feet long. In inclement conditions you may have a need to reduce the air pressure in the tires for traction but immediately upon getting underway with little danger of losing traction, you need to be able to air up. When you are going to stop for the night or drop a trailer in the yard, make sure you heat the brakes up to ensure they are dried out, especially trailer brakes. Simply apply a bit of spike as your pulling into the yard to get rid of moisture in the brake linings. Northern winters can be trying on both man and machine. Maintenance of the machine however is of utmost importance. Maintenance prevents those situations where you break down. Breaking down in a cold Canadian winter can be life threatening. Remember the Jake Brake has an off switch and should never be used in slippery conditions. Also the cruise control. Do not ever use cruise when there’s a chance of slippery conditions. sweIPn nwLI[ku`J rol toielt pyprW dy Aqy ie`k kYn jo ienHW dy myc dw hovy[ienHW kYnW nUM fIzl nwL iBauN ik A`g bwLI jw skdI hY jo sMkt ‘c keI GMty q`k bldI rih skdI hY[ quhwnUM ieh vI is`K lYxw cwhIdw hY ik iPaul qoN, bryk isstm qoN AweIs jW ies dy ikRstlW nUM ikvyN htwauxw hY Aqy jMmy hoey tukVy iks qrHW TIk r`Kxy hn[ AweIs nwL lYNifMg gyAr kMm krnoN ht jwvygw Aqy AweIs kwrn brykW lwauxIAW vI muSkl ho jwxgIAW[ Awpxy kol 50 Pu`t dy krIb eyAr hoz vI r`Ko[ BYVy mOsm ‘c twierW dI sVkI pkV r`Kx leI quhwnUM eyAr pRYSr Gtwauxw vI pY skdw hY[ pr jdoN ies qrHW dw Kqrw lMG jwvy qW ieh pRYSr iPr vDwauxw vI pYxw hY[ jdoN qusIN rwq nUM tr`k KVHw krdy ho jW Xwrf ‘c trylr C`fdy ho qW ieh zkInI bxwE ik hIt dy ky bRykW nUM KuSk Bwv s`ukw krnw hY, Kws krky trylr bRykW nUM[ bRyk lweIinMg ‘coN is`lH dUr krn leI Xwrf ‘c jwx smyN ku`J ku spweIkW dI vrqoN kro [au`qrI Kyqr dIAw srdIAW mnu`KW ‘qy hI nhIN sgoN mSInW ‘qy vI Asr pwauNdIAW hn[ pr mSInrI dI sWB sMBwl sB qoN v`D zrUrI hY[ sWB sMBwl krn nwL mSIn dy KVH jwx dIAW sMBwvnwvW qoN bicAw jw skdw hY[ knyfw dIAW srdIAW ‘c mSInrI dw KVH jwxw jwn lyvw is`D ho skdw hY[ Xwd r`Ko ik jYk bRyk ‘c ie`k AOP siv`c hY ijs nUM silprI hwlqW ‘c kdy vI nhIN vrqxw cwhIdw[ ies qrHW hI krUz kMtrol hY[ jdoN kdy silprI Bwv iqlkx vwLIAW hwlqW hox qW kdy vI krUz kMtrol dI vrqoN nw kro[ 12
he economic downturn over the past few years has contributed to the importance of preventative maintenance. Fleet owners and owner operators are trying to save money by keeping their equipment longer. However; there are innumerable trucks on the road with powertrains in such a neglected mechanical condition that they can be referred to as failures looking for a place to happen. The owners of many of these trucks lack a proper and organized preventive maintenance program. Preventive maintenance is a general term that applies to all procedures necessary to have maximum life at the lowest possible cost, short of removing and repairing the unit. A number of conditions contrary to good preventive maintenance can generally be pointed to when inspecting a failed powertrain component. Taking a few minutes every so many hours or miles to do a few simple checks could help avoid premature breakdown thus reducing the repair cost. If the drivetrain is not properly cared for, it will breakdown. Most failures fall into one of the following three categories, driver error, general wear and lack of preventative maintenance. An example of a driver error failure would be worn or broken transmission and differential sliding clutches, gears or shift forks. On the other hand, bearing failures are not usually attributed to driver error and are usually caused by lubrication issues or general wear from use. Lubrication issues range from simply not greasing a universal joint to the loss of oil in a transmission or differential. Using the following preventative maintenance list should help prevent premature powertrain failures; Transmission and Differential Oil • Check your transmission and differentials daily for oil leaks. Repair leaks promptly to prevent oil loss and subse-
quent lubrication related failures. • Watch for a change in the color and feel of the oil. • Inspect the heat exchanger and hoses for leaks. • Check transmission and differential oil levels at every engine oil change interval. Air System • Drain moisture and listen for air leaks daily. • If the vehicle is equipped with an air dryer, confirm that the air dryer system is working properly. Clutch System • Grease cross shaft bushings at every chassis lubrication interval. • Grease clutch release bearing every 30,000 km. (18,000 miles) • Have the clutch checked and adjusted if the clutch does not disengage completely, the clutch brake does not function correctly or if the clutch pedal free-play is less than 1/2”. Drivetrain • Inspect the driveshaft for loose or worn u-joints weekly. Repair promptly to help prevent excessive driveline vibration and related failures. • Have the driveline checked by a maintenance facility if unusual noise or vibration is detected. • Monitor the transmission and differential end yokes for excessive endplay. Yoke nuts that become loose can cause serious damage which is not covered by the manufacturer’s warranty. There should be no endplay at the transmission, thru shaft and rear differential yokes. The yoke at the input of the front differential is expected to have between .003” to .010” endplay. • Inspect the transmission and differentials at the chassis lubrication interval for loose or missing bolts and fasteners. Pay particular attention to the bolts that attach the transmission to the engine.
If you have any powertrain related questions or problems, call Coastline Transmission at 1-888-686-4327 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org January / February 2015
CVSA wants the safest driver The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) is looking for a truck or bus driver who goes beyond the call of duty and achieves long-term safety and compliance levels. CVSA is accepting nomination forms for a new award, the International Driver Excellence Award (IDEA), from Jan. 5 to Feb. 27, 2015. The nomination for is available at: http://www.cvsa.org/programs/documents/idea/2015-ideanomination-form-final.pdf Drivers from Canada, the U.S. and Mexico may apply. You do not have to be affiliated with CVSA to apply. Nominees must have: • At least 25 cumulative years of accident-free driving in a commercial motor vehicle with a clean driving record for the past three years; • No felony convictions; • No safety-related driving suspensions in the past three years; • No driver violations in the past three years, excluding form and manner violations. The winner will be announced in April 2015, and presented with his or her award at the CVSA 2015 Annual Conference and Exhibition in Boise, ID, in September 2015. Travel expenses for the award winner and one guest will be covered. The winner will receive a trophy, a monetary award and a medallion to place on his or her truck or bus.
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e truckers lead and have lead a fairly sedentary lifestyle for a lot of years. The truth be known, we do not work, for the most part, in physically demanding situations. We do, however, work in a highly stressful and mentally challenging environment constantly. We tend not to stop when we need to stop for nature calls. We constantly go well beyond the mental limits that most people endure. It is this very stressful lifestyle coupled with the sedentary fact of our job that creates a health situation for each and every one of us. OK, I’ll give you that we are called upon, more often than we should, to handbomb a load of freight but our real exercise level is very low to non-existent. We complain about having to walk across the parking lot of a truck stop because we had to park in the back corner. There are too few parking spots for big trucks and compulsory hours of service that compound the parking problem but that’s a whole different issue. We tend to eat like we were involved in high intensity workouts. We tend to eat the wrong kinds of foods because it’s quick, easy and inexpensive. We’re always in a hurry to get somewhere only to wait until the receiver gets around to dealing with us. From my old army days, the phrase “hurry up and wait” is the true truckers lifestyle. Or it could be a shipper that has us waiting. Either way, we have time on our hands. Because of the hours of service the way they currently exist, grabbing a nap isn’t an option anymore or if you do grab a nap, it doesn’t count for much with respect to the rest element of our hours of service. At some point in the day, we all can find ten or fifteen minutes for exercise. We’re supposed to do a “walk around” to check the mechanical condition of our vehicles several times a day and this walk around can include an exercise program that will make us a great deal healthier than we are today. Why not incorporate some stretches, lunges into the walk around? You can do push ups using the wheels instead of getting down to the ground. Besides you want to touch each tire anyway, so while there, why not do a push up or two. On your five axle truck and trailer, that’s ten opportunities to do two push-ups per tire group. As you move from tire group to tire group, raise your legs up high as you walk. As you examine 14
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Health, Wellness & Nutrition all the points in the walk around, that whole ten minute walk around has just become a stretching, exercising ten minutes, now that you’ve raised your heart rate, don’t just saunter over to the truck stop, run to it but the last 100 feet or so, slow down to a walk. Or while you’re sitting there waiting for the shipper or receiver to acknowledge you’re there, get out and do a few simple exercises and stretches. You never know, you might be required to do some handbombing and you need to get your muscles warmed up to such activity. Nonetheless, a little light exercise will make you feel a whole lot better and help you burn off those calories we tend to pile up on and help relieve some of that pent up stress. When we’re sitting there in heavy traffic, there’s another exercise that we can do that can be done in the driver’s seat without even feeling like we’re multitasking. This can be done virtually anytime in almost any situation. It’s simply breathing. Not just the in and out of the air in the top part of our lungs but sustained and deep breathing where we use the whole of our lung. Do this when you’re feeling a bit tired, before or after light exercise, to de-stress or whenever you feel like it. Breathe slowly and deeply to the count of ten, ensuring the air goes to the bottom of your lung, then think about the air going to the middle of the lung and then to the top. When you first start this, you may find you want to cough but believe me, this feeling goes away after you practice this kind of breathing exercise a few times. When you can comfortably take in the air filling your lungs over the count of ten, then try to hold your breath for a count of ten, then slowly let the air out through the count of ten, then repeat. Until you get used to breathing deeply, you may not be able to hold your breath for the count of ten, but try to hold it for a few seconds before starting to exhale but exhale as slowly as possible. The goal is to be able to achieve the breathing in to the count of ten, holding for the count of ten and exhaling to the count of ten. That will give you two full breaths every minute. Now you might say that you won’t be getting enough oxygen into your system but the truth is you’ll be getting more oxygen. You’re oxygen levels will go up considerably and you’ll be less tired than before the breathing exercise. If you’re a smoker, stop. In seven years, it will be as if you never smoked. Your lungs will completely regenerate within that seven years but this breathing exercise will help decrease the amount of time required to regenerate completely. That’s the exercise component. It’s not hard; It’s not demanding but it is invigorating and you’ll notice the difference almost immediately and you’ll have to get another hole or two punched into your belt. Now the food intake side. Many of us take a look at those buffets out there in the truck stop food and think healthy. Yes, some of it may be. But I wasn’t born a rabbit and I don’t like lettuce anyway. Usually the buffets are laden with foods that are high in salt – to make them taste better – contain more saturated fats than we need to consume in a month for one meal. We need to become our best advocates for good nutrition at truck stops across the continent. Some truck stops are definitely trying to put a better meal that actually taste good together for us to consume. The problem is that we are exposed to a lot of foods that while they taste good and are what we think of as fast and easy, they aren’t healthy. The object of the exercise is just to think about what is going inside your body. We need to be concerned about our salt intake. The Heart and Stroke Foundation recommends we set a target of 2,300 mg or less per day, which is the equivalent of 1 teaspoon of salt. Basically, the food we eat contains more than enough salt for our daily intake, so when you pick up that saltshaker to add salt, you’re adding salt to your salt and that’s not healthy at all. I’m talking heart healthy now. Don’t wait for that survived heart attack to take action to reduce your salt. It’s almost that simple. Nutrition is complicated yes, much more complicated than the space for this article permits and way beyond my pay grade but if you can increase your level of exercise in just the small minimal ways mentioned herein and reduce your salt intake, you have taken a huge step forward in bringing your health to a higher standard. These two things aren’t rocket science, just easy to achieve and your waist will appreciate your efforts. January / February 2015
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Walmart and Truck Parking Policy For many drivers, Walmart is a one-stop shop. You can park, go inside and get your needs and stay for the night. Or can they? Many truckers use their smart phones and a variety of apps that point them in the direction of places where they can park for the night without too much fear of being disturbed while they sleep. This one particular app lists truck stops even Walmart parking lots where truck parking is acceptable. Even so, it’s always wise to verify with the Walmart store manager to ensure they will accept truck parking. Aaron Mullins, Walmart Corporate spokesman, said Walmart has no plans to place a company-wide truck parking ban. He said truck parking decisions are made on a store-bystore basis. “We’re always reviewing the safety at our stores when it comes to traffic,” Mullins said “But there is no plan for a company-wide policy.” Truck parking bans are not something the company takes lightly. Mullins said stores often look for other ways to resolve parking issues, such as designated truck parking areas. There are some Walmart locations throughout the U.S. that are independently owned, and the owners of those locations make their own rules, and some of those stores have chosen to prohibit truck parking, however a majority of corporately owned Walmart locations welcome overnight truck parking. If you’re planning on parking at a Walmart location, we recommend calling ahead to make sure the store does not have no-truck parking policy. The only thing the stores ask is that trucks park at the back of the lot and do not obstruct the flow of traffic.
34 Hour Reset Rule set back to pre-2013 rule The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration published Monday, Dec. 22, a notice in the Federal Register announcing the suspension of enforcement of the two hours-ofservice provisions rolled back by the 2015 appropriations act passed by Congress and signed by the president last week. The rule suspension became effective immediately upon the president’s signing last Tuesday. The law required the agency to post the notice, however. At least until Sept. 30, 2015, drivers may abide by pre2013 restart rules, meaning a 34-hour restart does not have to include two 1 a.m. to 5 a.m. periods. The once-a-week limit has also been removed. The law requires FMCSA to perform a study of the rules and their effects on drivers, carriers and safety before they can go back into effect. After the agency reports to Congress — and concludes that the 2013 rules enhance safety — they may go back into effect. FMCSA says in its Dec. 22 notice that it will issue another notice once the rules “regain their legal force and effect.” 16
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It’s Not New Anymore
By: PASH BRAR
It’s Not New Anymore
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hen equipment is bought new it’s often an exciting day for the dealership and the purchaser. Everyone has a smile on their faces as the equipment leaves the dealership and goes out for their first load. However, the moment that piece of equipment leaves the dealership on the first day, it becomes used and is no longer considered new. With a brand new trailer, the moment it leaves the dealership, it drops in value by approximately 10%. For the first few years, it will continue to decrease in value by 10% each year. For example, a trailer that cost $55,000 brand new is now worth $49,500 the day it leaves the dealership and for one year. $55,000- $5,500 (10%) = $49,500. For the second year you take $49,500 – $4950 (10%) = $44,550 for the second year. This formula is an approximate guideline and things like wear and tear and options and maintenance must be factored in. If you’re not sure, ask a dealership for an appraisal. I had a client who bought a brand new trailer and wanted to sell it after 2 months. I had to explain that the 10% in value was gone. He was trying to sell it for the same price he paid for it new. The trailer was no longer new and no one was willing to pay that. I also explained to him that he had put 10% down and now it was 10% less in value and someone had to pay for the drop in value, and that would be him. A compromise we reached was I suggested he rent the trailer for a few months and get his 10% value out of it first, and then sell it so he wouldn’t lose money, and he agreed. With brand new trucks, the value drops considerably the first day you pick it up. A brand new truck loses approximately 20% of its value the moment it leaves the dealership and becomes a used truck. So a truck that was $150,000 brand new, is now worth $120,000 when it leaves the dealership lot. $150,000 – 30,000 (20%) = $120,000. A year later, the truck drops in value approximately another 15%, and then 10% the subsequent year after. Again this is an approximate guideline and wear and tear and extra options, and - Pash Brar B.A. Pash is a mobile leasing representative with Auto One Leasing LP in Vancouver. She has a banking, collections and accounting background. She specializes in importing vehicles and trailers from the USA.
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It’s Not New Anymore further additions must be considered. Recently a few of my clients were looking at buying some trucks that were only 3 months old. The owner wanted just as much as they were brand new. That was not possible. They were used and had lost 20% of their value. The bank that financed the sellers trucks had taken only 10% down, and so he owed more than their worth, so he ended up taking losses on all of the trucks he had to sell. I’m a believer that that the value of any equipment should be equal or more than with the outstanding loan value. If enough money wasn’t taken down on a lease or loan from the start of the deal, a person or company needing to sell a truck or trailer early, may suffer a loss. There could be a mismatch in value. So a person who puts 10% down on a new truck and wants to sell it a few months in, has not put down enough to cover the drop in value of the truck which was 20%, or could be more if the truck has not well taken care of. When buying new equipment, do your research on what you want and what you need it for. If you think you will not be keeping the equipment long term, make sure you know the value of the equipment short and long term. Consider all possible options available to you, should you need to sell the equipment before your lease or loan expires. Check to see if your financer will even let you out of the deal and you are not locked in. Some financers will require you pay them the full amount of the entire term of the loan or lease you signed for, even if you’re selling the equipment early. They want every single penny for the entire term. So be diligent and ask questions up front and study the values of equipment. Because as stated before, once new equipment leaves the dealership, it is no longer new and considered a used piece of equipment.
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fter a full day of driving your truck, does your low back hurt or entire body feel tired? Are your neck and shoulders sore after driving for just a few hours? It would seem that with a job of driving, because you are seated and not exerting a lot of physical energy, it would be a relatively easy job. As drivers are well aware, this is not the case! Driving a vehicle, whether it is a small car, a taxi, a bus or a truck for an extended period can take a major toll on your body. You may not realize it, but when in a seated position your back is vulnerable to the vibrations of your vehicle traveling on the pavement. The vibration causes neck and back muscles to be activated more often as they are continuously trying to keep your spine stable as you drive and travel over uneven surfaces. This causes the muscles to become tired quickly and in time decreases the spinal support these muscles can provide. The muscles may be working minimally, but activity for an extended time without rest will lead to fatigue and cause repetitive trauma which can lead to strains, sprains and ultimately pain. If driving a vehicle is a major component of your job, you have a high risk of injury every day. When you are seated in your vehicle, your pelvis tilts backward and this disrupts the proper curvature of your low back. This altered curvature increases the pressure in the discs of the spine and makes them more vulnerable to injury from the vibrations of the vehicle. Some common problems in patients who drive for a living include neck/shoulder pain, leg cramps, poor circulation, sciatica and chronic low back and hip pain. You must take actions to protect yourself at work and at home, otherwise the health of your spine will deteriorate and lead to degenerative disc disease and potential for disc herniation. To help minimize the effect on the curvature of your low back, avoid slouching and use a lumbar support. Lumbar support does not have to be built in to your seat, you can even use a small towel rolled to fill the space between your low back and the seat. To avoid the constant vibration in the same direction, consider changing the angle of your seat by tilting your seat a notch back and forth every half hour. This will minimize the vibration being applied in the same tissue and therefore prevent pain at the end of your day. Additionally, make sure you take time to stretch every couple of hours when driving and also continue stretching routines and core strength training on days off. If you aren’t already, visit a chiropractic physician for preventative and wellness spinal care to keep your spine healthy and mobile even if you aren’t experiencing any back pain. Dr. Jaipaul Parmar is a chiropractic physician and co-owner of Alliance Wellness Clinic in Vancouver, British Columbia. For more information or to book an appointment please visit www.alliancewellness.ca or email email@example.com. 20
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Cummins - Western Canada Cummins Western Canada is an exclusive distributor for Cummins Inc., the world’s largest independent manufacturer of diesel engines. We take pride providing sales and exceptional service and support for Cummins engines, generators, filters and related products serving the varied needs of our customers in Western Canada, such as mining, oil and gas, power generation, agriculture plus on and off road vehicles. Whether you are moving freight across country or making deliveries across town, sometimes you need expert Cummins engine repair. Total Customer Loyalty Is Our Mission. At the end of each day, only one thing matters at Cummins Western Canada: Keeping our customers for life. That means 100% satisfaction with the performance of Cummins products, services, information and our people. When you bring your equipment to our Cummins Quickserve® facility, our aim is to get you back on the road quickly by following these important principles: • Make you feel welcome: Our staff is friendly and knowledgeable, our facilities are comfortable and clean. • Communicate: We’ll tell you what is going on with your repair. We won’t keep you in the dark. • Get it done fast: Our goal is to ensure that Cummins engine work performed in our shop with a standard repair time of four hours or less will be completed that same day. • Get it done right...the first time. Through the Cummins engineering principle of continuous improvement, our engines are cleaner, more efficient and more durable than ever. However, as our engine technology is continuously 22
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34-Hour Restart Rule SUSPENDED! In a major blow to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s safety regulation agenda, both houses of Congress have passed a spending bill that includes a provision to suspend the 2013 version of the 34-hour restart rule. The rules will now automatically revert to the original 34-hour restart rule that was in place between 2003 and 2013. We have the answers to your questions after the jump. 1) What Did Congress Do? Congress suspended the rules by adding the following language to the 2015 Omnibus Appropriations Bill (the 2015 spending list): “Section 133 temporarily suspends enforcement of the hours-of-service regulation related to the restart provisions that went into effect on July 1, 2013 and directs the Secretary to conduct a study of the operational, safety, health and fatigue aspects of the restart provisions in effect before and after July 1, 2013. The Inspector General is directed to review the study plan and report to the House and Senate Committees on Appropriations whether it meets the requirements under this provision.” 2) What Does That Mean? Essentially, that the 2013 version of the 34-hour restart rule has been suspended. That version of the rule required that the restart period contain two periods between 1 a.m. and 5 a.m. Instead, drivers should revert to taking any 34-hour period for a restart. A driver can now also utilize a restart more than one time per week if necessary. The 2013 rules only allowed one restart every 168-hours. 3) When Does This Go Into Effect? As soon as President Obama signs the law into effect. There is little to no chance of a veto as the bill contained a number of items viewed as political ‘wins’ for the President. It would be highly shocking for him to reject this bill. 4) Suspended? You didn’t think it would be simple did you? The rules have been suspended and the DOT has been ordered to complete a study comparing the effectiveness of the two different versions of the rules. The bill is an annual spending bill, it runs out on September 30, 2015. If we reach that date with no resolution another suspension will need to be legislated to prevent the 2014 rules from going back into place. 5) What About the 30 Minute Rule? That’s still in place, as are daily driving and On-duty limits. This bill only targeted the 34-hour restart rule. Continue to follow those regulations. 6) What If I Get Pulled Over? One of the problems with rules changing in this manner is that Congress does not give law enforcement agencies the opportunity to train. (FMCSA usually gives them several months). You may experience issues during roadside stops. We advise remaining calm and appealing the ticket to the body monitoring Commercial Vehicle Safety in the applicable state. 24
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OPP encouraging care and control The Ontario Provincial Police is concerned about the number of commercial vehicle related incidents this winter. They have responded to more than 1,200 commercial motor vehicle collisions since November first. Between November 1 and December 17, the OPP responded to 1,295 collisions that involved commercial trucks, with more than 220 of those incidents in the past ten days alone. In one recent incident, the driver of the tractor-trailer drove into a bridge support, resulting in the truck jack-knifing leaking about 15,000 litres of diesel fuel into a creek. The OPP continue to see large trucks lose control and roll over, when the drivers ignore posted ramp speed advisory signs, and they fail to slow down when traveling on highway on and off ramps. “The OPP acknowledges that many commercial motor vehicle drivers take their driving responsibilities seriously, but it is imperative that every person, who drives a large truck, recognizes the increased risks and social costs. The risk of death and serious injuries is greater, and the property damage and disruption to the movement of traffic are more extensive, when these large load-bearing vehicles are involved in collisions,” said Chief Superintendent Chuck Cox, who is the provincial commander for the OPP Highway Safety Division Nine of the commercial truck road crashes, since Nov. 1, resulted in the loss of life. Since the beginning of 2014, the OPP has responded to more than 8,850 collisions that involved a truck, with 74 resulting in deaths. As Ontarians get ready to head out on the road with their families to visit loved ones over the holidays, the OPP is reminding all drivers to: Adjust your speed and slow right down, when visibility and road conditions deteriorate and avoid non-essential travel during these periods. Activate your full set of headlights every day throughout the winter months, since using the full set of headlights is the only way to completely engage your rear lights and this is critical in helping to reduce the risk of collisions when driving in poor visibility. Use MTO’s Ontario 5-1-1 Traveller Information Services to obtain easy access to up-to-date winter information on road conditions and road closures on provincially-maintained roads. Ontario 5-1-1 also provides voice-activated, hands-free service. Drivers are expected to observe Ontario cell phone laws when using Ontario 511 while on the road and are encouraged to pull over to a safe location to use it as the safest option. Planning ahead and being prepared will help keep road users safe so help spread the word about Ontario 511. Also, on Facebook, there is a group “Canadian Traffic Reports for Truckers” to which everyone in the industry is invited to not only check on traffic related problems but to report them also.
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January / February 2015
US DOT Drug & Alcohol Testing Reg.
US DOT Drug & Alcohol Testing Regulations AmrIkw dy trWsport ifpwrtmYNt v`loN fr`g Aqy Srwb tYst krn sbMDI inXm NSC Compliance Services
hen did the Department of Transportation (DOT) drug and alcohol testing regulations come into effect? The DOT drug and alcohol testing regulations were set on February 15, 1994 for all the employees that were working under the jurisdiction of all DOT agencies. All concerned parties were required to comply by January 1, 1996. Which employee’s need to get drug tested? Any driver who drives a Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) is subject to the drug testing regulations if the vehicle requires a commercial driver’s license (CDL). This applies to any vehicle that: - Has a gross vehicle rating or gross combination weight rating of 26,001 pounds or more OR - Is designed to transport 16 or more passengers, including the driver OR - Is transporting hazardous materials requiring placards. Does a part-time, intermittent or back up driver need to follow these regulations too? Yes regardless of how frequent the driver drives if they fall under the above category then the regulations apply to them. Do these regulations apply even though the driver only drives intrastate? Yes, if the driver drives within the state or travels outside the state they still have to follow these regulations. Who is exempt from these regulations? The regulations do not apply to any individual who is exempt from requiring a CDL, including military personnel and certain farmers and emergency responders. What type of tests is a driver required to go through? There are several different types of tests that a driver could be required to take including the following: - Pre-employment drug testing: performed before a driver starts any safety sensitive functions. The company must maintain a negative drug test results before a driver can drive a CMV. - Reasonable-suspicion testing: If a trained supervisor has reasonable suspicion that a driver has violated the drug or alcohol rules then the driver has to go for this testing. - Random testing: every driver is required to be part of a random drug test pool. Once the driver is informed about being selected for a random test, he/she should report for the test immediately. For drug testing: 50% of the drivers in a pool must be tested in 34
AmrIkw dy ifpwrtmYNt AwP tRWsport Bwv fI E tI v`lNo fr`g Aqy Srwb syvn vwilAW dy tYst krn leI inXm kdoN qoN lwgU hn? ieh inXm 15 PrvrI 1994 qoN aunW swry krmcwrIAW ‘qy lwgU ho gey hn jo trWsport ivBwg dy Kyqr ‘c AwauNdy hn[ swry sbMDq AiDkwrIAW nUM pihlI jnvrI 1996 q`k ienHW ‘qy Aml krn leI ikhw igAw sI[ ikhVy krmcwrIAW nUM fr`g tYst krvwaux dI loV hY? auh hr frweIvr ijs nUM kmRSIAl motr vhIkl clwaux leI kmRSIAl frweIvr Bwv sI fI AYl lweIsYNs dI loV hY aus leI ieh tYst krwauxw zrUrI hY[ieh hyT ilKI hr vhIkl leI lwgU hY: - vhIkl jW grOs kMbInySn dw ku`l Bwr 26,001 pONf jW ies qoN v`D hovy[ - fRweIvr smyq 16 jW ies qoN v`D muswPr iljwx leI bxweI geI hovy[ - Kqry vwLy inSwn l`gIAW vsqW nUM Fox vwLI vhIkl hovy[ kI iksy pwrt tweIm jW iv`c ivcwly clwaux vwLy fRweIvr nUM ienHW inXmW dI pwlxw krnI pYNdI hY? hW iblku`l[ jy koeI vI fRweIvr ies qrHW dI vhIkl clwauNdw hY jo ies SRyxI ‘c AwauNdI hY aus ‘qy vI ieh inXm lwgU hMudw hY[ jy koeI fRweIvr ie`k styt qoN dUjI styt ‘c jWdw hY qW kI ieh inXm aus ‘qy vI lwgU hud M w hY? hW, fRweIvr BwvyN ausy styt ‘c rihMdw hY jW dUjI styt ‘c jWdw hY ieh inXm sB ‘qy lwgU huMdw hY[ kI iksy nUM ies qoN Cot vI hY? ies inXm qoN aus nUM hI Cot hY ijs ‘qy sI fI AYl lwiesMs lYx dI Srq nhIN[ ienHW ‘c POjI , ku`J ikswn Aqy AYmrjYNsI g`fIAW Swml hn[ fRweIvrW nUM iks qrHW dy tYst krwauxy pYNdy hn? hyT iliKAW smyq bhuq swry tYst hn ijhVy ik fRweIvr nUM krwauxy pYNdy hn: - pRI AYNplwiemYNt Bwv nOkrI l`gx qoN pihlW krwieAw jwx vwLw tYst: ieh audoN kIqw jWdw hY jdoN fRweIvr koeI sur`iKAw nwL sbMDq kMm krnw cwhuMdw hY[ kmRSL vhIkl clwaux dyx qoN pihlW hr kMpnI nUM ieh tYst krwauxw cwhIdw hY Aqy vyKxw cwhIdw ik ieh nYgyitv hI hY[ - Xog S`k dy ADwr ‘qy: jy iksy mwnqw pRwpq suprvweIzr nUM ieh S`k pYNdI hY ik fRweIvr ny fr`g Aqy Srwb nwL sbMDq inXmW dI aulMGxw kIqI hY qW auh vI tYst krwaux leI AwK skdw hY[ - ibnw d`sy kdy kdweIN- hr ie`k fRweIvr nUM ies g`l leI iqAwr rihxw cwhIdw hY ik aus dw kdy vI ies qrHW dw tYst ho skdw hY[ jdoN vI kdy iksy fRweIvr nUM ies qrHW krn leI AwiKAW jWdw hY qW auh nWh January / February 2015
January / February 2015
US DOT Drug & Alcohol Testing Reg. a 12 month period For alcohol: 10% of the drivers in a pool must be tested in a 12 month period. - Post-accident testing: If a driver is involved in an accident the following chart shows the situations where testing is required. The driver must report for the alcohol test within 8 hours and the drug test with 32 hours. Type of Accident involved Citation issued to the Driver? Test Required? Yes Yes Involves human fatality No Yes Involves bodily injury with treatment Yes Yes away from accident scene Disabling damage to any Yes Yes motor vehicle (requires towing) - Return-to-duty testing: If a driver fails a test or violates the rules then the driver is required complete the education and/or treatment required specified by a substance abuse professional. Once the driver is ready to return to duty they must complete this test. If a driver is off work and wants to come back to work again then they will not do the return-to-duty test, they will have to complete the pre-employment test. What must the driver never do? For Alcohol, the driver must not have an alcohol concentration of 0.04 or greater, or have consumed alcohol within 4 hours prior to starting work. For Drugs, the driver must not report to duty if have used any prohibited substances or they have refused to submit to any DOTrequired test. What specific drugs are tested for during the drug testing? The following drugs or classes of drugs are tested during a drug test: Marijuana - Cocaine - Opiates - Phencyclidine - Amphetamines. Does an owner operator also have to follow the drug and alcohol testing regulations? Yes the rules are not any different for owner operators, if the individual drives a CMV, then they have to follow the regulations. If the driver works for 2 or more employers, can he/she be just in one random pool? No, the driver must in the pool of each employer who the driver works for. What must the driver do if he is tested positive for drugs and or alcohol test? The individual has to be evaluated by a Substance Abuse Professional (SAP). Then the driver must comply with all the recommended treatments. After the treatments the driver will be re-evaluated by the SAP and after the evaluation if the SAP allows the driver to return to work then he must pass a return to duty test prior to starting again. What are some of the common violations carriers commit? - Having a driver drive before receiving their negative pre-employment test results - Not testing drivers at the required random rate - Not having a testing program in place - Not having a random testing program in place - Failing to conduct post-accident testing in the prescribed time frame Where can I get more information on regulations relating to the drug testing for drivers? You can call us at our toll free number at 1-800-965-9839 if you need more assistance in following the regulations. 36
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iksy vhIkl dy nkwrw hox dw nukswn (toieMg Awid)
kMm ‘qy jwx leI tYsitMg: jy koeI fRweIvr tYst ‘c TIk nhIN inkldw qW aus nUM iksy fr`g jW Alkohl vwLy mrIzW dw ielwj krn vwLy koL jW koeI slwh mSvrw jW dovyN QweIN jwx leI vI ikhw jw skdw hY[pr kMm ‘qy jwx qoN pihlW fRweIvr nUM ieh tYst zrUr pws krny pYxgy[ jy koeI fRweIvr kMm ‘qy nhIN Aqy iPr qoN kMm ‘qy Awauxw cwhuMdw hY qW ies qrHW dI hwlq ‘c aus dw rItrn tU ifautI tYst nhIN ilAw jwvygw sgoN aus nUM pRI AYNplweymYNt vwLy swry tYst dyxy pYxgy[ ikhVIAW g`lW hn jo fRweIvr nUM nhIN krnIAW cwhIdIAW? ij`QoN q`k Alkohl jW Srwb dw sbMD hY fRweIvr ny vhIkl clwaux qoN 4 GMty qoN pihlW hI pIqI hoxI cwhIdI hY Aqy ij`QON q`k tYst dI g`l hY aus dI Alkohl kMsYNtrySn 0.4 jW ies qoN v`D nhIN hoxI cwhIdI[ ij`QON q`k fr`g dy syvn dI g`l hY jy aus v`loN ies dw syvn kIqw igAw hY jW aus ny fI E tI tYst dyx qoN nWh kr id`qI hY qW aus fRweIvr nUM vI ifautI ‘qy nhIN jwxw cwhIdw hY[ fr`g tYsitMg smyN ikhVIAW ikhVIAW fr`gW dw tYst kIqw jWdw hY? - mYrUAwnw - kokyn - EpIeyt - PYniskilfIn - AYmiPtwmIn kI Enr Awprytr nUM vI fr`g Aqy Alkohl tYsitMg dy inXmW Anuswr c`lxw zrUrI hY? - hW iblkul aunHW leI koeI v`Kry inXm nhIN hn[ jy koeI sI AYm vI clwauNdw hY qW aus nUM ienHW inXmW dI pwlxw krnI hI pvygI[ jy fweIvr do jW ies qoN v`D mwlkW kol kMm krdw hovy qW kI auh ie`k hI rYNfm pUl iv`c hovygw? nhIN, fRweIvr nUM aus hr ie`k mwlk dy pUl iv`c hoxw pvygw ijs leI auh kMm krdw hY? jy fRweIvr Alkohl jW fr`g tYst ‘c pws nhIN hud M w qW aus nUM kI krnw cwhIdw hY? iksy mwihr Aqy mwnqw pRwpq ielwj krn vwLy Bwv sbstYNs Aibauz pRoPYSnl ( AYs ey tI) v`loN aus dI jWc krnI cwhIdI hY[fRweIvr nUM aus v`loN d`sIAW geIAW swrIAW dvweIAW lYxIAW cwhIdIAW hn Aqy hdwieqW Anuswr c`lxw cwhIdw hY[ ies qoN bwAd AYs ey tI v`loN aus dI dubwrw jWc kIqI jwvygI Aqy jy auh TIk smJdw hY qW aus nUM dubwrw kMm ‘qy jwx dI slwh dyvygw[ pr kMm SurU krn qoN pihlW aus nUM irtrn tU ifautI tYst zrUr pws krnw pYxw hY[ auh ikhVIAW Awm glqIAW hn ijhVIAW kYrIAr kMpnIAW jW vhIkl mwlk krdy hn? - iksy fRweIvr nUM aus dy nYgyitv hox dI irport imlx qoN pihlW hI r`K lYxw - smyN isr jW kdI kdweIN fRweIvrW dy ieh tYst nw krwauxy - tYsitMg pRogrwmW dw pRbMD nw hoxw - rYNfm tYstW dI suivDw nw hoxw - AYksIfYNt hox dI sUrq ‘c ies qoN bwAd vwLy loVINdy smyN tYst January / February 2015
January / February 2015
Moving Freight - Short Haul
Moving Freight Short Haul
QoVI dUrI dI FoAw FuAweI
his month we will concentrate on short haul freight transport, and its importance in the transportation sector. We will also examine why large trucking companies are organizing their facilities to accommodate short haul trips rather then engaging drivers in traveling long distances. Short haul freight transport can be defined as delivering goods across distances no greater than 450 miles from the point of origin to the final destination. Companies engaging in this form of freight transport normally consolidate numerous shipments from various producers and manufacturers to form full truck loads. These truck loads are then transported by long haul freight transporters to various other provinces and regions within Canada and the U.S. This is one of the most effective strategies utilized by carriers in ensuring maximum efficiency and profitability in their daily operations. This technique is formally referred to as “freight consolidation” and it is a commonly used practice among carriers. To further illustrate this concept, consider three manufacturers who all specialize in the production of various goods. Each manufacturer has a weekly LTL shipment consisting of eight skids that require transport to another province which is situated more than 450 miles from the point of origin. Since these companies ship such small quantities of goods, it would clearly not be economically viable to operate internal trans38
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Moving Freight - Short Haul portation divisions, as this would incur the additional costs of equipment, operators and maintenance. These companies would have to outsource their transport function to an independent carrier which can efficiently consolidate the freight belonging to of each of these manufacturers into a single shipment. In this situation the carrier would utilize one truck to routinely pick up goods from each of these manufacturers and transport it to a warehouse. This initial phase would constitute as short haul freight transport, as the manufacturers are located within close proximity of one another, and the warehouse is also situated relatively close-by. Once these three shipments are consolidated, a long haul truck would be used to transport the shipment to its final destination point. Companies with large fleet sizes and divisions across various provinces are beginning to restructure their facilities so even commodities requiring long haul transport are shipped in such away, whereby no single driver is required to drive more then 450 miles. Essentially, this means that all the transportation the company engages in constitutes as short haul transport. In order to achieve this objective, companies will setup warehouses approximately 450 miles apart from each other along their normal routes of delivery. In situations whereby the shipment is required to travel above this distance, the driver will simply drop the trailer at the second warehouse facility, and operators from that facility will transport the load the remaining distance. The driver that initially made the drop however, does not necessarily drive back without cargo, instead the second warehouse will provide a shipment which requires delivery in the opposite direction. Why are Carriers utilizing this Technique? The answer to this question lies solely in the fact that short haul transport provides several advantages to both the carrier and the driver. Long haul drivers are becoming increasingly concerned with the lack of time they are able to spend at home with their families and friends. Individuals engaged in long trips are also required to spend much of their disposable income on food, phone and lodging expenses. Furthermore, many company drivers utilize their own equipment, and are responsible for repair jobs that arise during transport. If a truck malfunctions on the highway, it is very costly for truck owners to have the vehicle towed to a repair facility. TechniJanuary / February 2015
cians are also likely to take advantage of the situation and charge high repair costs, as the driver has no other alternative. Likewise, carriers also reap several benefits in formulating strategies to minimize the distances their trucks are required to travel. If the company utilizes its own equipment, it can create its own in-house repair facilities, and regularly service trucks without having to concern themselves with the risks involved in sending trucks on long haul trips. Furthermore, carriers have a greater chance in retaining drivers if they do not require them to be out
for several days at a time. The advantages of short haul transport are numerous, and this form of shipping is becoming increasingly common among carriers. A company must be very careful in deciding which form of transport to engage in, and strategically weigh the pros and cons of each one. Although profit maximization is the main objective of any transport company, carriers must evaluate several other factors such as driver preference and conduct thorough risk assessments when sending drivers on long distance trips!
2015 Cadillac Escalade
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adillac recently held the introduction of its all-new Escalade in the heart of Toronto, specifically in the heart of Yorkville. This upscale slice of Toronto real estate is home to exclusive shops and restaurants, and luxurious hotels. Basically, this is a place to be seen, or be seen in a vehicle that projects the image one wants to portray. Media guests for the Escalade launch stayed at Toronto’s very first boutique hotel, The Hazelton. As one Torontonian put it, “That’s about the fanciest place in town.” It certainly draws an upscale crowd of really rich, or posers looking the part. With a steady lineup of Ferrari, McLaren and other exotics parked outside, Cadillac was front and centre, showing off its new, full-size luxury SUV to a young, well-healed crowd of Toronto socialites and business people. Looks Getting a full-size truck into a boutique hotel is like trying to park an Escalade in one of those parking spots labeled “small car”. To get around this, the party part of the launch was held on a garage rooftop, transformed into a nightclub, complete with gourmet finger food, fancy cocktails and live performers, including the requisite fire-twirling entertainers. There was even Escalade inspired golf carts to shuttle guests to the roof. The star of the show was the allnew 2015 Escalade, a vehicle Cadillac hopes will make up about twenty percent of its overall sales. With a $6, 000 price drop and very competitive packages, they hope even wealthy shoppers will see the value in this SUV. It sure got attention, thanks to the fabulous LED projector headlamps and taillights. The angular shape is very modern and the sleek sheet metal looks up to date. 40
Inside The Escalade always makes an impact when it arrives at any destination, and the sheer size and attitude it projects says a lot about the person driving it. The inside was what needed to be refreshed the most, and the attention to detail Cadillac infused in its new truck should pay dividends. Any luxury buyer expects leather, wood, and a smart infotainment center, which Cadillac delivers on all of these. The dash and doors are covered with hand-cut leather. The opengrain wood and contrasting interior materials, like faux suede, all make it look as rich as the buyer expects. Front and centre is Cadillac’s CUE entertainment system that I find easy to operate and interact with. The buttons below it are touch sensitive; there are no knobs or switches. Front passengers simply swipe their fingers over the surface to change the volume and heat controls. Cadillac is making a bet that young buyers will like this, yet I suspect that older, traditional Cadillac buyers might find it tricky at first. Drive One of the reasons to buy a big truck-based SUV, like this Escalade, is to move a lot of people or tow a trailer to say a cabin or cottage. This is just what I experienced on the drive portion of the Escalade launch, driving north of Toronto to The Briars, a 100-hectare resort on the edge of Lake Simcoe. This family-run complex includes a huge stretch of lake frontage, golf course, pools, tennis courts, and activities for all ages – the Escalade fits right in. For moving a large family around in comfort, the Escalade is wonderful as there is plenty of room to stretch out and when the long wheelbase (ESV) model is chosen, the room behind the third row of seats January / February 2015
is impressive. Granted, about 70 percent of all buyers choose the shorter wheelbase as it looks less imposing, and some might not need the interior vastness. Under the hood is GM’s premium 6.2L V8 with a whopping 420 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque. This might seem like overkill but this larger engine can switch off to just four cylinders under light load, more often, greatly increasing fuel economy. The power goes to just the rear wheels, all four wheels, or automatically controlled, all by a switch on the dash. My experience driving for the day returned about 12L/100km in mostly highway driving. Not bad for such a big truck. Verdict Buyers of high-end vehicles look for value as well, even though they might splash out on other luxurious items like expensive hotels, meals, and cloths. The new Escalade adds about $10,000 worth of new equipment, like the standard magnetic ride control for a
more nimble ride. The cabin is much quieter, convenient when doing big business deals on the phone, and the ride overall is much more refined than before. Starting at $79,900 the Escalade is for the well-healed, but Cadillac representatives told me that most buyers shoot for the moon and buy the top Premium model for $90, 500. In the past, many Escalades were imported from the United States, but with this new aggressive pricing strategy, Cadillac Canada is confident that the majority will now be purchased here in Canada. It was nice to live the Cadillac experience, even for the one day. The new Cadillac is fresh and much more refined, with features never seen before. Do young wealthy buyers like the Cadillac brand and where it is going? The short answer is yes. GM claims this is the fastest growing luxury brand in Canada and BC is a hot spot for the Escalade. It has been seven years since we’ve had an all-new Escalade… the wait was worth.
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Happy New Year
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appy New Year. Every year we start the new year with hope that the next year will be better than the last one. Often this concept is hollow in that we tend to revert back to our old ways because they are comfortable. Our old habits overrule all those good intentions with which we start the new year. But what would happen if we actually made those New Year’s Resolutions with some meaning and make the life changes necessary to make a difference. Let’s think about it for a minute. The only way to grow is to make and accept change. I invite everyone to share these resolutions that follow. We tend to make resolutions about ourselves and for ourselves but why not make resolutions that would make the world a better place or at least our immediate world. Resolve to be a safer driver. That’s only six words but the meaning is much more than six little words. What makes us a safer driver? It’s a little harder to describe but that’s what I’m going to try to do. Be conscious of your surroundings. That’s a biggie. Be aware of that car creeping up your blind side; that car running along side of you not passing, just sitting there in your blind spot. But then you all know that anyway. You know how to drive and drive safely in traffic. So, resolve to be more focused and don’t let your mind slip to automatic pilot as we often do, especially when the road ahead gets to be a bore. So being conscious always is a good way to look at it. Maintain that safety margin and don’t creep up on the vehicle ahead of you. Even at a safe distance back, to the car in front of you, you look much closer than you are and those car drivers see us as a threat. Remember, “ANY TIME IS TRAIN TIME”. Never, ever, leave yourself exposed on a railway track. Make sure when you start to cross a railway track that you can clear that track without leaving any part of your vehicle on or near the track where there is any possibility of a train coming along and striking a part of your vehicle. Anytime, a train and another vehicle or person is struck the train is not at fault. More often than not there is a fatality. For more information on truck rail safety, you may want to visit www. operationlifesaver.ca Every time you engage the reverse gear to go backwards be absolutely certain there is nothing that is going to cost you an insurance claim or worse, that you injure another living creature. Let’s just resolve to make every day a safe day. I know we all try to achieve that goal because we all have a vested interest in getting back to our families safely and soundly. It’s those little lapses in focus that cause us the grief. Fortunately, most of those little lapses do not result in any problems but it’s those that do that must concern us. We have a difficult task to perform. We can be involved in mind numbing traffic jams to mind numbing boredom all within the same hour yet, we have this absolutely wonderful 42
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Happy New Year feeling of contribution to society that keeps us going. The overwhelming majority of the general driving public consider us not much more than a nuisance or inconvenience to their existence therefore they treat us as such on the road. We have to change their attitudes to the point where they recognize our worth. They need to be proud of us every time they pick up a loaf of bread, buy a piece of clothing, even a new car because without our safe involvement in the supply chain, they would have nothing. If, we all have a safe year, it would go a long way to changing the public’s attitude in our favour. When we all are safer, the word more courteous enters into the lexicon. Those two words just go together. One follows the other. Perception is reality therefore we need to make the reality the perception. Let’s be perceived as being the safest drivers on the road because the fact is we are, no ifs, buts, or ands. If we resolve to be and achieve a safer year than last, our insurance rates can go down or at least hold the line. If there is less risk, there is less insurance premium to pay. Resolve to watch your dress and deportment. If we want to be looked upon as professional, then it’s time we looked the part. That doesn’t mean we have to be in a suit and tie. But we can be clean and neat. Yes, there are times when we have to crawl in the dirt and get dirty, but we don’t need to look like that for two days. When you have to crawl under the truck to check the brakes, for example, use your coveralls and work gloves to keep yourself as clean as possible. We can watch our language and not use profanity especially when civilians are around. There are a lot of people, especially children, that do look to us as role models. There are those who look at every detail of our presentation and judge us solely on the way we look. If we can resolve to present ourselves at all times as treating our work place with respect, then other people will respect us too. It’s a two way street. If we want to be respected, then we need to respect ourselves first. Resolve to ensure your vehicle is in the best possible mechanical shape it can be. There is one maintenance issue that has recently reached my consciousness. Our brake foot valve can cause problems. Over time, especially because we operate in a world that uses salt, a corrosive, to make the roads safer, some of that salt tracks into our trucks on our boots and that salt can corrode the pin that connects the foot valve itself to the truck. As the pin corrodes it prevents the foot valve from fully releasing which can lead to the brakes being slightly applied and we don’t notice because we adjust our thinking instead of feeling when things start to go wrong. As a result brake shoes can become worn out before their time, not only that but they can become overheated, causing fires or failure unexpectedly. When we’re doing our maintenance checking let’s ensure we look at all those little things that could cause us grief. Pay absolute attention to your circle checks. Ensure you run absolutely legal. Don’t allow outside influences to rush you possibly causing you to lose focus. There is no load of freight worth your life so don’t take those chances. Read about and listen to all those things that can have an effect on our daily lives as we work and interact with others. Study ways to improve our lives and take the actions necessary to make our world a better place. Interact with others in the industry to stay ahead of the various issues that periodically come up. Have a safe, happy and prosperous 2015. SbdwvlI nhIN vrqxI cwhIdI[bhuq swry lok Aqy Kws kr b`cy swƒ ghu nwl vyKdy hn[jykr AsIN hr vyly AwpxI kMm vwlI QW vWg su`cjy bx ky rhWgy qW lok vI swfI iezq krngy[ pRx kro ik quhwfw vhIkl mkYnIkl p`Ko XkInn bYst hY:- mYNtInYNs p`KoN vI AsIN ie`k AxgihlI krdy hW[ swfw bryk Put vwlv swfy leI sm`isAw bx skdw hY[AsIN dunIAW dy AYsy Bwg iv`c rihMdy hW ijQy sur`iKAw leI sVkW qy nmk CVkwieAw jWdw hY[ieh nmk swfy buUtW nwl bryk pYfl q`k phuMc skdw hY Aqy Pu`t vwlv ƒ tr`k nwl joVn vwlI ipMn ƒ gwl idMdw hY[ies nwl Put vwlv pUrI qrHW kMm nhIN krdw Aqy brykW QohVIAW QohVIAW l`gIAW rihMdIAW hn[is`ty v`joN bryk SU CyqI Gs jWdy hn[bryk SuU grm ho ky A`g PV skdy hn jW bryk &yl ho skdI hY[ Awpxy srkl cYks v`l puUrw iDAwn dyvo[XkInI bxwau ik qusIN inXm nhIN qoV rhy[iksy AYsy pwsy iDAwn nw jwx idE ijs nwl qusIN Poks gvw lvo[izMdgI nwloN kImqI koeI Bwr nhIN hY[ies leI kdy cwns nw lvo[ rozwnw izMdgI iv`c jdoN qusIN duUijAW nwl kMm krdy ho jW gl bwq krdy ho qW hr aus g`l ƒ suxo jW pVHo jo quhwfy jIvn ƒ pRBwvq kr skdI hY[Awpxy jIvn ƒ suDwrx dy FMg l`Bo Aqy dunIAW ƒ cMgyrw bnwaux dI koiSS kro[ Swlw 2015 swl quhwfy leI sur`iKAq, KuSI BirAw Aqy KuShwl hovy[ January / February 2015
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New “SaferRide” Mobile App and New Data Highlight Start of Annual Holiday Drunk Driving Crackdown U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Deputy Administrator David Friedman today kicked off the annual “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” holiday crackdown on drunk driving by unveiling a new mobile app to help people who have been drinking get a safe ride home. They also announced new data revealing a decline in drunk driving deaths in 2013. The new data shows that drunk driving deaths declined by 2.5 percent in 2013. Yet, even with this decrease from the previous year, 10,076 people died in crashes involving a drunk driver in 2013—one death every 52 minutes. December 2013 was the month with the lowest number of drunk driving fatalities, 733 lives lost. “We will continue to be relentless in our effort to curb drunk driving because each life is precious,” said Secretary Foxx. “Too many lives are still being cut far too short because of drunk driving. We can stop these tragedies by making the decision not to allow ourselves or our loved ones to get behind the wheel after drinking.” NHTSA’s new SaferRide app will help keep drunk drivers off our roads by allowing users to call a taxi or a friend and by identifying their location so they can be picked up. The app is available starting today for Android devices on Google Play. “We’re making progress in the fight against drunk driving by working with law enforcement and our safety partners, and by arming people with useful tools, such as our new SaferRide app,” said Deputy Administrator Friedman. “This holiday season, don’t make the selfish and deadly choice to drink and drive.” This year’s crackdown starts on December 15 and continues until January 1, 2015. During this period, more than 10,000 participating police departments and law enforcement agencies will be out in force to protect the public and get drunk drivers off our roads. These efforts are supported by an $8 million dollar U.S. DOT national advertising campaign conveying NHTSA’s Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over message. Secretary Foxx and Administrator Friedman were joined by representatives from local law enforcement agencies, Mothers Against Drunk Drivers (MADD) National President Jan Withers, the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) Vice Chairman John Saunders and Officer Jeremy Schenck, from Prince William County Police Department. It is against the law in all 50 States, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico to drive a vehicle while legally drunk, with a blood alcohol concentration BAC of .08 or higher. All states also prohibit anyone under the age of 21 to drink and to drive with any BAC in their system.
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Ride Program reaches half way mark The Ontario Provincial Police RIDE campaign has reached the halfway point. In northwestern Ontario, all the statistics are sent to Thunder Bay, where Sergeant Shelley Garr talked about the results so far this year. “Right now, in the northwest region, we’ve had officers conducting RIDE checks all throughout the time period. We have accomplished 497 RIDE initiatives. So, far we’ve had 20 people who have been charged with impaired, or over .80, or refusing (a breath test) and five who have been charged with a warn range suspension,” she said. Garr said -- of the 20 charged -- two were in Kenora, five were in Sioux Lookout and none were from Dryden. While these numbers are low in comparison to Southern Ontario, she said they don’t want to see anyone drinking and driving. “We want to remind people that no amount of alcohol is safe. If you are getting behind the wheel and driving a vehicle, then we would hope and expect -- and we want the people, who are with you in that vehicle -- to stop you from consuming any alcohol either. Just don’t do it. Don’t get behind the wheel if you’ve been drinking,” she said. The campaign runs from November 24th until January 2nd 2015.
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The Model 579 is built to last. We made the new aluminum cab solid and durable, with the highest quality fit and finish. An in-mold process embeds color directly onto the dash for a long-lasting finish that virtually eliminates fading, scratching and peeling. Electrical wiring carriages support wiring and reduce wear and tear, adding to the overall durability of the components.
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Arriving on time and meeting delivery deadlines, whatever the weather conditions, is a daily challenge for professional drivers. You can trust the MICHELIN XDS 2 to get you where you need to go, when you need to get there. And with its 3D Matrix Siping Technology and wider tread, it offers exceptional traction and improved* take off mileage, providing you with savings and peace of mind. ®
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Published on Dec 29, 2014