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Editor’s Note / sMpwdkI Think Like a Community Not Like an Individual Trucking is not about an individual, but also the community as well. The actions of a few can have huge impacts on this community, whether they be good or bad. While thinking of our own interests, we should make such decisions that benefit the trucking industry and avoid those that may harm it. One of the major complaints in trucking, from a driving perspective, is creating unhealthy competition. Rather than try to think of our own shortterm benefit, truckers and companies should focus on making standardized wages and rates. Now-a-days, our industry is facing a shortage of truck drivers, especially since there is a pool of aging Dilbag (Ron) Dhaliwal truckers who are getting ready to retire. New and potential recruits are not showing much interest in trucking because they do not see prospects of adequate money and respect – if they are investing long hours and working hard, they want to earn a decent living. As we move forward, let’s follow the rules, regulations, and ethics of the profession and make trucking respected, like it was before. In this edition, we are publishing a well-written article by our respected columnist, Ray Gompf. In, “I Am Old School” Gompf talks about how driving is not just holding the steering wheel; rather, operators must have much overall and specific knowledge. I agree with Mr. Gompf – trucking is considered general labor these days, but it’s not. It should be respected. In this fast-paced life where time is flying by, technology has changed the face of the world. The trucking industry is also changing with technology, mostly in the ways of communication and online presence. Most people are now connected through the Internet, and it is time for the trucking industry to take a serious look at the benefits of social media. Our cover story showcases the facts and figures of social media and it is a worthy read, especially when we see the startling numbers. With the approaching spring, two truck shows will be taking place in March and April. One of the largest shows, the Mid-America Truck Show, is taking place from March 27 – 29 in Louisville, Kentucky. Canada’s Truckworld is taking place from April 10 – 12 in Toronto, Ontario. The Desi Trucking Team will be attending both shows and we shall cover highlights and the latest updates in the next issue. Until next time, God bless our trucking community.

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’m “old school”. That means that when a brother or sister trucker is in difficulty, I stop and offer assistance. It also means that I do whatever I can to help truckers learn different ways of accomplishing the task. If we don’t help our brothers and sisters out there on the road, then how do we get the job done. A friend of mine, a truck driver from just south of Ottawa, had an experience that bothered her. Another female trucker had called her to say that she couldn’t get her truck started because she’d run the heater overnight and the battery was drained and no one could get to help her for three more hours. My friend was not all that far away so she went out of her way to help this stranded trucker. When she got there she pulled up along side the disabled truck and got her cables out to give this other trucker a boost. Sounds good to this point, Right? Well, it went downhill from there. The other driver didn’t know where her batteries were. She didn’t know how to unlock the battery covers. She didn’t know how to hook up the cables. And what’s worse, she didn’t want to get her hands dirty to learn how to do even the basics of what should be a natural part of the driving job. The upshot is that my friend just left the stranded truck driver sitting at the 8

truck stop where she had rested overnight to drive a truck. So, these well-meaning and told her to wait for the three hours un- know-nothings making recommendations til someone came to get her going. I agree on employment to those who are relying on my friend did the right thing although some the system to take care of them get directed don’t think she should have done to jobs not suitable for their low so. expectations of life. News flash, Truck driving is not steering truck driving isn’t for everyone. and shifting. Truck driving is a It’s not a job in the traditional great deal of skill and knowledge sense of the word, it’s a lifestyle that must be learned over a long that pays those who adopt the period of time. In fact, even lifestyle. That lifestyle is diffithough I’m retired from driving cult. It’s multifaceted. It’s large G. Ray Gompf and even though I’ve had more enough to be a critical compothan 4.5 million miles of experinent to life as we all know it right ence, there are still things that I can learn across the economy, but small enough that everyday. those of us in it have a great deal in comIn my opinion, there are two things mon and we don’t deal well with those who that lead to such incompetence on the part don’t fully accept the lifestyle. of a relative few among us. The other thing that lends trucking to The first thing is that truck driving being abused by a system that’s supposed schools, afraid of pushing away $5,000 or to be helping people with employment whatever today’s current training costs are, challenges is the fact that truck driving is keep allowing untrainable people into our NOT recognized as a skilled trade and submidst. They tend not to weed out those sequently develop a career path. who are basically those who take up space As it stands right now, truck driving and have no interest in contributing. The is classified as general labour. The gensafety net system is to fault for many of eral public and even the carriers and their those who don’t want to learn the trade. associations call us professional drivers. Why? Because the safety net system en- We are not. We’re not paid as professioncouraging people to get off the system als. While we are reasonably paid we are believes that any monkey can be trained not necessarily paid fairly. There is no dif MARCH / APRIL 2014

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Old School ferentiation between that green kid fresh out of truck driving school who is a bona fide steering wheel holder to a forty year experienced driver with a great deal of skill and knowledge -that older person who has learned something new everyday for his or her entire career. If we can make truck driving a skilled trade with a defined career path that would solve the first problem of truck driving schools refusing to weed out those who have no place in the industry, because of money. The truck driving school would then have to teach a consistent curriculum making it the same training taught at each school with qualified, experienced instructors. In some schools today, those that graduated and received their license last week are teaching the next week. This is wrong and yet there is no one, no government agency anywhere to monitor the training. Also, in some cases there are training carriers, who send two inexperienced drivers out on real life runs, calling it “peer training” and paying these two inexperienced souls half of what they’d have to pay a fully trained driver. Even the concept of peer training must not even come close to entering into our lexicon. The current system works well for the carriers and shippers who simply can shirk responsibility and leave those drivers out there on road to be disciplined by authorities on the road for indiscretions that probably were never taught, never learned. Unfortunately, it’s all about the money. The shippers want their freight moved as cheaply as possible; the carriers in an effort to meet those cheap freight demands scrimp on paying qualified skilled experienced drivers. We need to have a truck driver career path. What I mean by that is we have to differentiate between those who are raw green recruits and those with decades of proven experience. One would never go into any other private industry and expect they’d start at the top and remain there for their entire career and neither should truck drivers. There must be a basic skill level in order to obtain a commercial drivers’ license which is basically in place and approved by the government because there is a skill test to attain the classified drivers license but after that the government could care less nor do the carriers. There is additional training that is absorbed today through osmosis with no testing. Originally, my hazmat testing was the dispatcher signing a card and telling me I was now qualified to haul hazmat (dangerous goods). Of course, I did find a hazmat course to truly learn about what I was supposed to do at my own expense but it’s not recognized as another skill level in today’s world. The fact is that some carriers just don’t care and unless there’s a situation, nobody else cares. There has been recent talk of making truck driving into a skilled trade and it’s in the discussion stage. I started talking about this thirty years ago and was told to shut my face and get back in my truck because it would never happen. But, I’m not one to ever shut up and get back in my truck. I will argue the point until I figure a way to get people see past the money. When people talk to me about safety; about rules and regulations; about training; about how to reward advanced skill development, and there is a lot of skill required over and above that which the government deems necessary; they had better be prepared for a long and involved discussion until there is agreement. Thirty years and counting and still a long way to go. 10

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Social Media and Trucking soSl mIfIAw Aqy tr`ikMg The question is not if you are using social media, rather it is if you are not, why not? Estimates are that by just next year, 2015, nearly 60% of the world’s population (approximately 4 billion users) use the Internet in one form or another. Given that statistic, and given the sheer numbers of people using social media, it seems blatantly obvious that social media use in the trucking industry should be on the rise too. While there are no specific statistics for how many truck drivers use social media, there’s little doubt that this population is likely not much different than the rest of the population. Internet access is widely available, even on the road, so social media is a medium worth paying attention to in the industry. It has also become rather apparent that social media is not a fad; rather, it is a growing communication tool and media. Just to give an idea of the widespread and expanding use of social media, the University of North Carolina at Pembroke’s, “The Brief History of Social Media” offers some fascinating statistics. 1997 – The World Wide Web had one million sites; Blogging begins; AOL offers instant messaging 2001 – Wikiepedia starts; Apple begins selling iPods 2002 – AOL had 34 million members; Friendster, a social networking site, opens 2003 – MySpace begins; LinkedIn begins; iTunes begins 2004 – Facebook begins; Flickr begins; Digg begins; Podcasting begins 2005 – YouTube begins 2006 – Twitter begins; Google had indexed more than 25 billion web pages, 400 million queries per day, 1.3 billion images, and more than a billion Usenet messages. 2007 – iPhone is here 2009 – estimates suggest ¼ of the world’s population uses the Internet 2011 - It was estimated Internet users would double by 2015 to a global total of some four billion users, or nearly 60 percent of Earth’s population. 2013 - YouTube topped one billion monthly users with 4 billion views per day, and launched paid channels to provide content creators with a means of earning revenue. Facebook user total climbed to 1.11 billion. Twitter had 500 million registered users, with more than 200 million active. Apple’s customers have downloaded over 50 billion apps and the company again improved iTunes, even as iPads were revolutionizing social games. Flickr had 87 million users and stored 8 billion photos, while Instagram had 100 million users storing 4 billion photos. LinkedIn had 225 million users, while MySpace had 25 million users. Pinterest had 48.7 million users, while WordPress hosted 74 mil14

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Social Media and Trucking lion blogs. Dropbox had more than 100 million users with 1 billion files uploaded daily. Google+ had 343 million users. Reddit had 69.9 million monthly users, with 4.8 billion monthly page views. Many in the trucking industry appreciate and understand the need to maintain an active and visible presence in social media. One of the early trucking industry social media adopters, and current leader on social media in the industry, is Allen Smith of Ask The Trucker ( Allen is an advocate for social media use by the industry. “Facebook is a tool we use heavily to communicate with those in the industry,” says Smith. For Smith, it’s about developing relationships, and social media has been a very effective means of doing this. Having your message spread is a bit of an art though. “It’s more than just posting a link and hoping people will see it and spread the word,” says Smith. “What you want to do is say something about the article/link to create interest enough for others to either comment, “Like” or share.” A key is to remember that most people are quite busy and information overload can be a turn off. Short and sweet is good, which is what makes Twitter interesting. “Twitter needs a Hook to get people to Click. Since you only have 140 characters, you need to be precise and to the intriguing point,” says Smith. While social media is great for industry advocates and commentators like Smith, it is also becoming more and more important for others in the industry. Trade associations, trucking companies, non-profit groups, and even governmental entities are all beginning to see the value of a meaningful social media presence. The British Columbia Trucking Association (BCTA), a relative newcomer to the social media arena, has embraced the tool and is working through the challenges associated with it to make it as effective as they can. BCTA has been using both Facebook and Twitter since July 2013, so though their experience is relative new they have some interesting insight. Shelley McGuinness, Communications Specialist for the BCTA, says they primarily use social media to promote “BCTA initiatives that we’d like the public to be aware of.” In the past, BCTA would depend on media releases for dispersing information. “Twitter is always on for sharing information about special workshops, events, or BCTA projects, like resources we’ve been developing for employers that we’d like to share with non-members,” says McGuinness. She also points out that BCTA is an association so it is used for those purposes, but thinks trucking companies might find both Twitter and Facebook particularly valuable for human resources, especially if they want to attract younger workers. For BCTA, the effectiveniss of their social media efforts has varied thus for. McGuinness says that Twitter has been fairly effective, though they are still experimenting with how best to use it. “The bulk of our members don’t have Twitter accounts, and since we are member-oriented, it is not the best way to communicate with them,” says McGuinness. “It is, however, another means of promoting awareness of both BCTA and the industry generally, which MARCH / APRIL 2014

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Social Media and Trucking is one of our mandates. “ “It is an excellent way to remain on top of trucking, government and local news, since most outlets tweet on a regular schedule, and we can receive (and relay) truckingrelated information very quickly,” says McGuinness. “I have learned things on Twitter before anyone in the office received news by other channels, and noted items I’d like to share with members in our e-newsletter. The other thing about Twitter is, you not only get news, you see people’s reaction to it.” On the other hand, BCTA is finding Facebook to be a bit more of a challenge because for Facebook to be effective photos are important. “Photos are not something we can provide day to day, so we are still experimenting here too” says McGuinness. The one thing McGuinness recommends for others considering jumping into the social media realm is to consider time commitments. “For a business, the time factor is a consideration. Facebook needs to be updated regularly (we’re not quite there yet) and Twitter can be informationoverload,” says McGuinness. “As someone else in the industry said to me, it’s a lot of work!” Another interesting approach to social media is how government entities use it to communicate messages with the transportation industry. The Province of Alberta uses social media to do just that. Donna Babchishin, Director of Communications for Alberta Transportation, indicates that Alberta Transportation’s Twitter feed (@ABTransComm) has been running for 2-3 years, 511 Alberta just celebrated its one year anniversary on Twitter, and they have a Facebook account focused on Ending Impaired Driving that is used minimally. @ABTRansComm is for road construction notices, traffic safety information, department press releases and @511Alberta is for road conditions, weather, incident reporting, traffic cameras, etc. Alberta has found it to be an effective way to send and receive information. According to Babchishin, they accept two-way communication and that is important. “I addition to road condition information, motorists will often tell us when lights are out on a freeway, or a guard rail is down, or a sign is toppled, etc…,” says Babchishin. Transportation Minister Drysdale even commented on the effectiveness of social media at the anniversary celebratin for 511 Alberta, saying, “Our Twitter site is now up to about 30,000 followers and these numbers are growing daily, as Albertans realize the wealth of information available to them about road conditions from 511 staff and their fellow Alberta travelers.” Minister Drysdale also commented, regarding the 511 Alberta Twitter account: - Gone are the days of sitting stopped on the highway wondering what’s going on up ahead that’s brought traffic to a halt. - A quick glance at Twitter will likely answer all your questions about the hold-up and probably even provide a few photos. - With Twitter, we are all potential traffic reporters, and 511’s Twitter site: @511Alberta is the perfect forum for sharing valuable information with fellow travellers about current road and traffic conditions. Babchishin also says that they “enjoy the updates from 16

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Social Media and Trucking the Trucker community. As frequent and experienced road users, they are a credible source of information on our Twitter feeds.” In addition, they are very pleased at the interest by the trucking industry in Alberta’s tweets. “We have noted that they not only Re-Tweet our road condition information and our incident reports, but they often Re-Tweet our safety tips for the benefit of all road users,” says Babchishin. “Please don’t tweet while driving. Get your passenger to tweet or pull over.” Trucking companies too are becoming more and more interested in utilizing the power of social media. Challenger, for example, has held social media accounts since 2011, including Facebook, Twitter, and even LinkedIn. Andrea Harris, Marketing Communications Coordinator for Challenger, says, “We have found it to be an effective way to communicate with many different audiences.” As one might expect in an industry with high turnover, recruiting is a focus of most marketing efforts. “We primarily use our social media accounts for communicating with current Challenger drivers, for driver recruiting purposes, to connect with customers and employees, announce company news, and promotional marketing materials,” says Harris. Overall, Challenger has found the use of social media to be beneficial to their communication efforts. “Through the use of social media, we’ve found new ways to interact with our audience and target markets,” says Harris. “We’ve utilized fresh and interesting means to market our products and services, provide an additional level of quality customer service, and even recruit new drivers and gain better insight into consumer actions in product markets that we provide services to (which provides us with constant updates on what our customers themselves experience).” Referring back to the commentary offered by Allen Smith and how social media can be used for advocacy, even within the trucking industry, there are a couple of interesting cases of social media success worth noting too. The Deaf Truckers United group on Facebook is an example of how social media was used to gather and unite individuals and then to create awareness for laws that they believed needed to be changed. According to Smith, “They started a petition, attended the 2012 Truck Driver Social Media Convention, and voiced their thoughts to Elaine Papp, Chief, Medical Programs Division, FMCSA, who was a keynote speaker at the convention.” Shortly after the convention, a decision was made by the FMCSA to grant 40 individuals hearing exemptions. fmcsa-grants-hearing-exemptions/ Much of their messaging success is directly related to the use of Facebook. Then, there’s also Truckers Against Trafficking ( This is a group that began with a dream, to end the atrocities of modern day human slavery in the United States. “From no one even knowing what human trafficking was, to educating an entire industry (the trucking industry, along with the country) regarding the billion dollar business of forced prostitution and labor, the trucking industry has embraced this and is supporting it from all ends,” says Smith. Truckers Against Trafficking has used Twitter and Facebook as a large part of their campaign to create awareness and educate the masses. “Truck Drivers are now reporting suspicious prostitution of underage girls at truck stops,” says Smith. “Kylla Leeburg, one of the founders of Truckers Against Trafficking was a speaker at the 2012 Truck Driver Social Media Convention, sharing the awareness of Human Trafficking and how social media plays a part in that awareness.” There’s no doubt social media is more than a fad – it is an effecMARCH / APRIL 2014

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Volvo Trucks Introduces Interior and Exterior LED Lighting for North American Models In-cab LED lighting is now standard across Volvo Trucks’ North American vehicle lineup. Optional LED headlamps, designed for better visibility and longer life, are now available for the Volvo VNL and VNX. Both the LED interior lighting and LED headlamps are available for order. The solid-state LED interior lights and headlamps consume oneeighth the energy required of standard incandescent lighting and are designed for a significantly longer life. The optional LED headlamps from Truck-Lite Co., LLC, available on the Volvo VNL and VNX, models significantly improve visibility through an expanded beam pattern and light coloring similar to daylight. The headlamps also feature a lens coating to resist hazing and yellowing. Standard interior LED lighting on Volvo VNM, VNL, VNX, VHD and VAH models provide far longer life than standard bulbs while also placing less strain on the truck batteries than incandescent lighting. Red LED reading lamps are also avail-

able with the interior combination lamps, providing reading capability at night without sacrificing forward visibility. “In addition to improved efficiency and visibility compared with incandescent lighting, LEDs are designed to last far longer, so use of LED lighting can help reduce vehicle downtime and potential CSA violations,” said Jason Spence, Volvo Trucks product marketing manager. Volvo Trucks North America’s operations and products are guided by the company’s three core values: Quality, Safety and Environmental Care. The Volvo VNM, VNL, VNX, VHD and VAH trucks are assembled in the United States at the New River Valley Plant in Dublin, Virginia, while Volvo engines for North America are assembled in Hagerstown, Maryland. The New River Valley Plant is certified to ISO50001 energy standards. Both plants are certified to ISO14001 environmental and ISO9001 quality standards. The Volvo Group is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks, buses, construction equipment and marine and industrial engines. The Group also provides complete solutions for financing and service. The Volvo Group, which employs about 110,000 people, has production facilities in 19 countries and sells its products in more than 190 markets. In 2013, the Volvo Group’s sales amounted to $41.5 billion. The Volvo Group is a publicly-held company headquartered in Gothenburg, Sweden. Volvo shares are listed on OMX Nordic Exchange Stockholm and are traded OTC in the U.S. MARCH / APRIL 2014


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GAO Review Reinforces Industry Concerns on Safety Data A recent Government Accountability Office review of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s CSA safety monitoring program reinforces industry concerns with the program and calls for reform, according to the American Trucking Associations. The report found that FMCSA lacks sufficient safety performance data on most carriers to reliably compare them with other carriers. This is a particularly acute problem for small carriers who comprise more than 95% of the industry. Further, according to an ATA press release on GAO’s report, for CSA

to be effective in identifying carriers more likely to have a crash, the violation data used by the system should have a relationship to crash risk. However, for the vast majority of violations, FMCSA has not demonstrated the relationship between violation groups and motor carrier crash risk due, in part, to the lack of data. According to GAO’s analysis, of those with sufficient data, only 13 violations consistently had some association with crash risk and only two “had sufficient data to consistently establish a substantial and statistically reliable relationship with crash risk across all (of their) tests.” “Given

GAO’s findings, FMCSA should remove all carriers’ scores from public view,” said Dave Osiecki, ATA executive vice president and chief of national advocacy. “Since scores are so often unreliable, third parties are prone to making erroneous judgments based on inaccurate data, an inequity that can only be solved in the near term by removing the scores from public view.” The report also calls into question FMCSA’s intention on using CSA data as a basis for its Safety Fitness Determination rulemaking, scheduled for later this year. “Basing a carrier’s safety fitness determination on limited performance data may misrepresent the safety status of carriers, particularly those without sufficient data from which to reliably draw such a conclusion” the report said. Osiecki said it would “clearly be improper for FMCSA to proceed with its plan to base carrier safety fitness determinations on data from the system, until the problems identified by GAO have been rectified.”

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New research could help federal regulators add more “flexibility” to the latest truck driver hours of service rules, according to Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration director Anne Ferro. As reported by the Journal of Commerce, FMCSA this year plans a pilot project to test the impact of split sleep periods on truck drivers. That pilot test will build on an FMCSA study released in late 2012 that found sleep periods of five hours split between night and day were better for drivers than a 10-hour daytime sleep period. By using technology “on display and in full use today” such as electronic logging devices and in-cab driver monitoring, FMCSA could test the impact of allowing drivers to split 10-hour rest periods, reports JOC. Industry groups, including the American Trucking Associations, are eager and willing to participate in the pilot project, Ferro said. Currently, drivers are required to spend 10 hours off duty after 14 hours of work, including up to 11 hours of driving. Drivers also must take a half-hour rest break after eight consecutive hours of work. MARCH / APRIL 2014

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LOWEST COST OF OPERATION Aerodynamics Peterbilt innovations reduce operating costs With the 579, the combination of aerodynamic innovation and powertrain optimization delivers confidence and efficiency for the most cost-conscious companies. Designed for the best aerodynamic performance, we used Computational Fluid Dynamics to test, refine and validate. Peterbilt’s flexible Aero Packages provide the right combination of fairings, skirts and closeouts to exceed application-specific aerodynamic requirements. Available in a day cab, or with detachable sleeper, that adds versatility and longevity of a second life for highest resale value.

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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.

The Platinum interior features the revolutionary SmartNav system, an integrated, infotainment system. SmartNav features a 7-inch touch screen that provides real-time vehicle monitoring, a truck-specific Garmin navigation system, hands-free Bluetooth® connectivity, voice recognition, a fully integrated audio system with satellite radio as well as MP3, USB and iPod® capabilities.

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CAB The space to excel By designing our new cab around the driver, we’ve created an environment that drivers want to be in. The result is a spacious and ergonomic cab interior designed to put everything in reach and with the driver in mind. A new driver display package features large, easy-to-read, operationcritical gauges. The multi-function steering wheel features convenient access to cruise control and audio controls. Switches are backlit for enhanced nighttime visibility. Peterbilt’s SmartNav system, an integrated telematics and infotainment system, provides real-time truck monitoring, truck-specific navigation, hands-free Bluetooth connectivity and satellite radio.

SLEEPER A home on the road The Model 579 features a generously sized sleeper that combines comfort with productivity in an ergonomic business area. The bunk holds an 82-inch mattress, the largest in the industry, and provides the amenities of home that Peterbilt is known for. An innovative television mount accommodates flat-screen TVs on a convenient swivel. Abundant overhead storage spaces are thoughtfully designed and contribute to more flexible organization. Strategically placed LED lighting creates a pleasant ambiance for reading and working and saves battery life.

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What are sensitive teeth? sMvydnSIl dMd kI huMdy hn ? Does the taste of ice cream or a sip of hot coffee sometimes kI kdy grm kOPI dw Gu`t pIx Aqy AweIs krIm Kwx nwl quhwfy cause a painful experience for you? If you’ve ever suffered a dMd duKdy hn? jy kdy koeI grm jW TMFI cIz quhwfy dMd jW dMdW ‘c painful sensation in your teeth from drinking or eating somedrd mihsUs huMdI hY qw quhwfy dMd sMvydnSIl hn[ dMdW dIAW KoVHW thing hot or cold, then you may have sensitive teeth. Cavities Aqy Bury dMd hox kwrn ieh sMvydnSIlqw ho skdI hY[ pr jy quhwfy and fractured teeth can cause sensitive teeth. But if your dentist dMdW dy fwktr ny ies qrHW dw kwrn nhIN d`isAw qW tu`tw hoieAw has ruled these problems out, then worn tooth enamel, a cracked dMd, dMd ‘qy jMmI pypVI jw iksy dMd dI nMgI jVH vI iesdw kwrn tooth or an exposed tooth root may be the cause. Sensitivity may ho skdI hY[sMvydnSIlqw nUM ies qrHW vI ibAwn kIqw jw skdw be defined as a short, sharp pain that is usually initiated by eating hY ik jdoN ku`J TMFw q`qw Kwx nwl jW TMFI hvw l`gx nwl dMd ‘c hot or cold foods or exposure to cold air. qyz drd huMdI hox l`g pvy[ imswl vjoN cmcw Br AweIs krIm Taking a spoonful of ice cream, for example, can be sMvydnSIl dMd vwly ivAkqI leI duKdweI bx skdI a painful experience for people with sensitive teeth. hY[auh Bojn jW pIx vwlIAw vsqW ijnHW ‘c vDyry mwqrw The excessive consumption of acid-containing foods ‘c eyisf hY ijvyN K`ty jUs, &l Aqy sOPt ifRMks quhwfy and beverages, such as citrus juices and fruits and soft dMdW nUM sMvydnSIl bxw skdy hn[ sMvydnSIl dMd kwrn drinks, can also put you at risk for tooth sensitivity. hlky drd qoN lY ky sKq drd ho skdw hY jo keI GMitAW Having sensitive teeth can mean anything from getq`k rih skdw hY[ ieh dMdW dI iBAwnk ibmwrI hox dI ting a mild twinge to having severe discomfort that can icqwvnI vI ho skdI hY[ continue for several hours. It can also be an early warndMdW dI sMvydnSIlqw qoN kOx duKI hY? ing sign of more serious dental problems. dMdW dy rogIAW ‘c dMdW dI sMvydnSIlqw dI Awm iSkWho suffers from sensitive teeth? wieq hY[AmrIkw dy 40 imlIAn bwlg ivAkqIAW kdy Jagdeep Kaur Tooth sensitivity is one of the most common comnw kdy ies ibmwrI qoN pIVq rhy hn[BwvyN ieh ibmwrI B.D.S, M.P.H plaints among dental patients. At least 40 million adults bwlg hox smyN jW 70 swl qoN v`D aumr vwlY ivAkqIAW in the United States suffer at some time or other from nUM vI ho skdI hY pr 20 qoN 40 swl dI aumr dy lok ies sensitive teeth. It is more common in people aged between 20 qoN izAwdw pIVq huMdy hn[ and 40 years, although it can affect people in their early teens and kwrn: when they are over 70. AsIN jo dMd vyKdy hW ausdw ku`J ih`sw ie`k nrm qih nwl FikAw Causes hoieAw hY ijhVw AMdrly koml ih`sy dw bcwA krdI hY[jy AMdrlw The part of the tooth we can see is covered by a layer of enamnrm ih`sw nw FikAw hoieAw hovy qW dMd sMvydnSIl hojWdw hY[ieh el that protects the softer dentine underneath. If the dentine is exAwm qOr ‘qy audoN huMdw hY jdoN dMd Aqy msUVy imldy hn Aqy auprlI posed, a tooth can become sensitive. This usually happens where qih bhuq pqlI ho jWdI hY[ the tooth and the gum meet and the enamel layer is much thinner. sMvydnSIlqw dy ku`J kwrn hyTW ilKy gey hn: Here are some causes of sensitivity: 1. tu`QbrS nwl rgV- bhuq zor nwl Aqy ie`k isry qoN dUjy isry 1. Toothbrush abrasion - brushing too hard, and brushing q`k burS krn nwl vI keI vwrI mws, Kws krky msUVy rgVn from side to side, can cause enamel to be worn away, particularly krky vI ieh ho skdw hY[ nMgy hoey QW kwrn vI dMd sMvydnSIl ho where the teeth meet the gums. The freshly exposed dentine may skdy hn[ then become sensitive. 2. dMdW dw Gsxw- Bojn Aqy pIx vwlIAW vsqW qyzwbI hox kwrn 2. Dental erosion - this is loss of tooth enamel caused by atvI ieh bImwrI l`g skdI hY[ies nwl mws nukswinAw jWdw hY Aqy tacks of acid from acidic food and drinks. If enamel is worn away dMdW dy AMdrlw ih`sw nMgw ho jWdw hYy[ the dentine underneath is exposed, which may lead to sensitivity. 3. msUiVAW dI kmzorI- keI vwr msUVy kmzor ho jWdy hn Aqy 3. Gum recession - gums may naturally recede (shrink back), suMgV jWdy hn[ies qrHW jVHW nMgIAW ho jWdIAw hn[ijs kwrn and the roots will become exposed and can be more sensitive. KwDI pIqI cIz l`gx l`g pYNdI hY[jVHW dy ql ‘qy aunHW nUM Fkx leI Root surfaces do not have an enamel layer to protect them. koeI mws Awid nhIN huMdw[ 4. Gum disease - a build-up of plaque or tartar can cause the 4. msUiVAW dI ibmwrI- dMdW ‘qy jMmI pypVI jW kryVw hox kwrn gum to recede down the tooth and even destroy the bony supvI dMd kmzor ho jWdy hn Aqy dMd siQr r`Kx vwlI QW kmzor ho port of the tooth. Pockets can form in the gums around the tooth, jWdI hY[ dMd dy duAwly KoVHW ho jwx kwrn ies nUM swP krnw vI making the area difficult to keep clean and the problem worse. AOKw ho jWdw hY[ 5. Tooth grinding - this is a habit which involves clenching 5. dMd pIhxw- ieh ie`k qrHW dI Awdq hY[ ies Anuswr dMdW nUM 44


Tooth Sensitivity and grinding the teeth together. This can cause the enamel of the teeth to be worn away, making the teeth sensitive. 6. Other causes of pain from sensitivity may be: • A cracked tooth or filling - a cracked tooth is one that has become broken. A crack can run from the biting surface of a tooth down towards the root. Extreme temperatures, especially cold, may cause discomfort. • Tooth bleaching - some patients have sensitivity for a short time during or after having their teeth bleached. Discuss this with your dentist before getting treatment. Things that should be avoided: You may find that hot, cold, sweet or acidic drinks or foods like ice cream can bring on sensitivity, so you may want to avoid these. If you have sensitivity when brushing your teeth with cold water from the tap, you may need to use warm water instead. It is important you do not avoid brushing your teeth regularly as this could make the problem worse. Some toothpastes contain abrasive ingredients that may be too harsh for people who have sensitive teeth. Ingredients found in some whitening toothpastes that lighten and/or remove certain stains from enamel and sodium pyrophosphate, the key ingredient in tartar-control toothpaste, may cause to increase tooth sensitivity. When should you seek dental help? It is advisable to see a dentist if you have tried treating your sensitive teeth with desensitizing toothpaste for a few weeks and have had no improvement. Dental Treatment:

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Tooth Senstivity The dentist will carry out an examination of the affected part and will talk to you about the symptoms that you experience. The dentist will look at your teeth to find out what is causing the sensitivity and to find the best way of treating the symptoms. Because sensitivity may mean different things to a patient and dental professional, be sure to clarify exactly what you feel when you discuss the condition with your dentist. The dentist may treat the affected teeth with special de-sensitising products to help relieve the symptoms. Fluoride gels, rinses or varnishes can be applied to the sensitive teeth. These can be painted onto the teeth at regular appointments one or two weeks apart, to build up some protection. Sensitivity can take some time to settle, and you may need to have several appointments. If this still does not help, your dentist may seal or fill around the neck of the tooth, where the tooth and gum meet, to cover exposed

dentine. In very serious cases it may be necessary to root-fill the tooth. How to prevent sensitive teeth? • Brush your teeth twice a day for two minutes with fluoride toothpaste. Use small circular movements with a soft- to medium-bristled brush. Try to avoid brushing your teeth from side to side. • Change your toothbrush every two to three months or sooner if it becomes worn. • Have sugary foods and fizzy and acidic drinks less often. Try to have them only at mealtimes. • If you are thinking about having your teeth bleached, discuss sensitivity with your dentist before starting treatment. • If you grind your teeth, talk to your dentist about the possibility of having a mouth guard made to wear at night.

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Managing Workforce in Trucking tr`ikMg ‘c krmcwrIAW dI dyK Bwl The transportation industry operates in an extremely dynamic tRWsportySn ieMfstrI dw kMm bhuq hI gqISIl vwly mwhOl ‘c huMdw environment. The market conditions, technology and competihY[mwrikt dy hwlwq, qknIk Aqy mukwbly vwilAW dw lgwqwr vwDw ho tors are continuously evolving. Human Resources is one of the irhw hY[ ieMfstrI nUM A`gy vDwaux leI nOkrI dyx vwlw ivBwg ie`k bhuq most significant characteristics necessary to keep the industry hI mh`qv pUrn BUimkw inBwauNdw hY[ pr ies dI AxdyKI kIqI jw rhI moving in a forward direction, but this sector is largely overhY[ AsIN Aksr hI suxdy hW ik trWsportySn kMpnIAW Awpxy ibzns dy looked. We often hear about transportation companies changing mwfl, swzo swmwn, kMm dy BUgoilk iK`qy bdl rhIAW hn[ pr auh Awpxy their business models, equipment types or geographikMm krn vwly krmcwrIAW nUM ienHW qbdIlIAW leI Fu`kvyN bdlwA cal operational regions; however they reluctantly fail nhIN krdIAW[ ies qrHW keI vwr aus Prm dy Biv`KI ivkws leI to implement solutions to adequately prepare their v`fw Kqrw pYdw ho jWdw hY[ kwrn ieh ik mnu`KI srmwieAw iksy workforce to support these changes. This can often vpwrk Adwry Aqy ausdy shwiek AdwirAW dw AinKVvW AMg hY[ pose a significant threat to the future development of ieh bhuq zrUrI hY ik jy vwqwvrx gqISIl hY qW krmcwrI vI aus the firm, as human capital is an integral component in Anuswr hI hoxy cwhIdy hn[ ieh bhuq zrUrI hY ik kMpnI dIAW the development of business services and the markets bdl rhIAW siQqIAW Aqy bdl rhy audySW Anuswr aus kol Fu`kvyN that support them. A dynamic environment requires a inpuMn kMm krn vwly hox jo kMpnI dIAW AwsW ‘qy pUry auqrn[ ies dynamic work force. It is imperative that an organi- Dara Nagra leI kMm krn vwilAW nUM r`Kx dw FMg qrIkw vI bdl rhy audySW zation has the right employees with the right skills to vwlw hI hoxw cwhIdw hY[ ikauN ik ieh qW kMm krn vwly hI hn MBA PMP ® support the strategic objectives of the company. The ijnHW ny mwrikt dy nvyN tIicAW nUM pRwpq krnw hY[ hiring process needs to synchronize one’s market segments with ijhVIAW sMsQwvW jW kMpnIAW Awpxy kMm- kwj nMU vDwauxw cwhuMdIAW the labor segment. 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There is a need to implekIqI jw sky[ iksy tRWsportySn kMpnI dw mu`Flw audyS ieh hI huMdw hY ik ment a dynamic strategy to recruit qualified individuals through auh tRWsportysn ieMfstrI mwrkIitMg pRqIinD vjoN mohrI rol inBwaux dy the utilization of newspaper ads, job fairs, university informasmr`Q hovy[ies leI zrUrI hY ik auh qjrbykwr Aqy mwihr krmcwrIAW tion seminars and co-op programs. The primary intention of dI cox kry[ pRbMDkI FWcy ‘ c bhuq swrIAW qbdIlIAW Aw rhIAW hn a company’s marketing campaign needs to focus on gaining a ies dw pRBwv kMpnIAW Aqy aunHW nwL sbMDq krmcwrIAW ‘qy pYxw vI reputable presence in the transportation sector as an industry lwzmI hY[ ies ieMfstrI ‘c hr kMpnI ieh socx leI mzbUr hY ik auh leader, which significantly assist in attracting qualified candiikvyN cMgy krmcwrI BrqI kry Aqy aunHW nUM kMpnI ‘c itky rihx leI ikhVy dates for the available positions. FMg Apxwvy[ ijhVIAW kMpnIAW krmcwrIAW dIAW loVW nUM smJky aunHW The landscape of the organizational work force is undergoing dIAW mMgW nUM pUrIAW krn leI Fu`kvyN prbMD krdIAW rihxgIAW, auh tremendous change and future trends indicate this characteristic hI ieMfstrI ‘c kwmXwb hoxgIAW[ ienHW bdlwvW dy clidAW krmcwrI will dramatically alter the way companies relate to their emsmUh vI Awpxy kMm vwly QwvW ‘qy ies Anuswr hI rveIAw Apnwauxw ployees. Hiring and retaining good employees have become the cwhuMdy hn[ Ajoky krmcwrI hyT ilKIAW g`lW nUM vDyry qrjIh idMdy hn: primary concerns of nearly every company in every industry. * pirvwirk qrjIh Companies that understand what their employees want and need * BweIvwlI dI Bwvnw in the workplace and make strategic decisions to proactively * vDIAw jIvn dI Bwvnw fulfill those needs will become the dominant players in their * vwlMtIAr Bwvnw respective markets. 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Managing Workforce in Trucking • Environmental: Create and maintain a workplace that attracts, retains and nourishes good people. • Relationship: Focus on how to treat people and how they treat each other. • Support: Give people the tools, equipment and information to get the job done. • Growth: Deal with personal and professional growth. • Compensation: Cover the broad spectrum of total compensation, not just base pay and salary. One of the secret ingredients to empower the company with human capital is to have a proper work structure in place. Job design and specialization are fundamental components of strategic planning and ensuring organizational growth prospects are attained. Companies are increasingly dependent on comparative advantage and worker efficiency to stay afloat in today’s integrated global market place. This characteristic forces organizations to regularly appraise psychological assessments, to determine their employees’ sense of responsibilities, and knowledge of work activities. This article compares the traditional approaches to job design with some of the newly developing approaches. The traditional approaches categorize the work force into two major categories: 1) Management 2) Workers Management - can be most effective if it devises rules and procedures to govern the way in which a task is to be undertaken. Management is assumed to be more effective than labor at devising methods for executing the work and at planning and organizing. By breaking the work down into simple elements: • the training of workers is clearly simplified • workers are more easily substituted, one for another • supervision is made easier as it is apparent when workers are doing something that is not part of the specified task. Workers - Human beings are rational economic beings. In basic economics, labor is a commodity no different than apples or cold-rolled steel. The prime goal is assumed to be monetary and consequently reward systems which relate pay levels to output are seen as likely to result in maximum output. As such, humans will examine a situation and identify a course of action likely to maximize their self-interest and act accordingly. All that is required to maximize output, from the organization’s perspective, is to hire the right people, train them properly and construct an appropriate reward system. If the work can be paced, say by a machine, a worker can develop a natural rhythm and momentum. This approach ignores the psychological and social aspects of work to the detriment of the organization, the workforce and society as a whole. For instance, high levels of task rationalization are associated with high levels of boredom, which in turn is associated with job dissatisfaction and counterproductive worker behavior. The newer approaches for job design started considering non-economic caveats which are very important to the employees. These include distributive and procedural justice, social comparisons, social status and organization culture. According to various literatures on motivation, individuals often have problems consistently articulating what they want from a job. Therefore, employers have to create an open, fair, stress free and productive work atmosphere. Then, the employees can provide fair feedback and inputs without being afraid of losing their jobs. Productivity and quality are two important aspects in an organization. Adequate emphasis on both components spells success for the organization in the long run. At the same time, the employees should have job satisfaction. Only then do the first two aspects have significance. Thus, designing an effective and efficient job design, and organizing the three aspects of productivity, quality and job satisfaction becomes of paramount importance for the organization. MARCH / APRIL 2014


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because all the windows, front, side, and rear, have been placed at the driver’s eye line. This vehicle is definitely eye-candy for people of all ages, which is reflected in its high sales numbers. Step inside the Evoque and prepare to be awestruck with the lines, flow, and curves of everything from the dash and center console to the seats and ginormous panoramic roof. For those of you who know your interiors, you’ll notice some mix of Ford and Volvo, and that’s because when the Evoque was being designed, Range Rover and Volvo were both still owned by Ford. Don’t get me wrong – the sleek interior is a masterpiece and still purely Range Rover in look, feel, and fit and finish. The center console

has some of the controls for audio and climate, while the floating center touchscreen controls most everything else from navigation, settings, parking assist, and Bluetooth connectivity. For Canadian consumers, a heated front windshield is standard. The front seats are very comfortable and offer good legroom, while there is adequate legroom for adult passengers in the rear. Even though this is a compact vehicle, the large moonroof gives a much more open and airy feeling. Pressing the start button brings this Rover to life and the shifter, clearly from Jaguar, rises from the center console. The lightweight, direct-injected, turbocharged 4WD 2.0 litre engine, borrowed from Ford, produces 240hp and 250 lb-ft of torque. 50


That’s enough power to launch the Evoque from 0-60 in just 7.1 seconds, while maintaining excellent fuel economy. The engine is mated to a brand new nine-speed – that’s right, you read correctly, nine-speed automatic gearbox. The previous six-speed was very good, but this new ZF transmission is just superb, providing a smoother drive and increasing fuel economy by 11%. Also new is a four-wheel drive system that disengages at speeds above 35 km/hr, thus reducing load on the drivetrain. Of course, should grip be necessary, the four-wheel drive system engages in just 300 milliseconds. Driving the Evoque is not like driving your typical Range Rover. It is noticeably stiffer around corners and over bumps; but remember that this vehicle is smaller, shorter, and more ‘car-like’ in driveability. None-the-less, the ride is quite smooth thanks to the new MagneRide and Adaptive Dynamics technology, which monitors the vehicle 1,000 times per second. The Evoque is very easy to maneuver and is a breeze to drive around the city. Parking is made very simple with the automatic parking assist technology, where through the use of cameras, the Evoque is able to parallel park itself. I know this technology is not new, but it sure is amazing. On the highway, the Evoque offered a very smooth and quiet ride, and the electric steering provided exceptional feedback. For a smaller compact vehicle, the Evoque was firmly planted and I had complete confidence driving on the rainsoaked and snow-covered streets. While on a quick trip to Squamish, the Evoque was quite nimble and I was able to throw it into the curves easily.

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This is a very fun vehicle to drive! Although I didn’t have the opportunity to take the Evoque off-road, I was assured by Land Rover Canada that the vehicle is more than capable and lives up the brand’s name. One of the most important aspects of driving in today’s world is the ability to connect the driver to the vehicle. Range Rover has done an exceptional job in its voice operated controls of Bluetooth, navigation, and audio. I had no problems in placing calls, changing audio inputs, and setting a destination on the navigation system. Playback of audio on the Meridian sound system was music to the ears and made the daily commute more than enjoyable. The only complaint I have is that the Evoque does not have the ability to dictate/show, or reply to, text messages. Yes, it is a minor complaint and is not a deterrent for choosing this vehicle. The Range Rover Evoque, like its older siblings, has a plethora of safety features to ensure driver and passenger safety: Adaptive Cruise Control, Forward Alert, Intelligent Emergency Braking, Park Exit, hill-descent, and Parking Assist Cameras are just some of these. This Rover is available in a number of trims: Pure, Pure Plus, Pure Premium, Prestige, and Dynamic. Go for the Pure Premium or Prestige because you will have all the premium features you need without breaking the bank. The Pure starts at $47,965 while the Pure Premium and Prestige will run in the mid to high $50K mark. The Evoque is one of the best premium compact SU-crossovers available. Yes, it is probably a few thousand more than its competitors, but it has the attitude and style that the others don’t. You need to drive it to really experience it. MARCH / APRIL 2014


Auto Review

2014 Honda Accord Touring

Innovative Earth Dreams

Ever since the Honda Accord was launched in 1976, it has been one of the best selling cars in North America, year after year. The new 9th generation Accord, still available as a coupe or sedan, has made some significant changes that buyers will really appreciate. This mid-sized car will appeal to those buyers who are budgetminded, but still want lots of interior space and a ‘premium’ feel. Our test review vehicle, the fully loaded Touring Edition, was provided by Moe Khan, Open Road Honda’s Sales Manager, in Burnaby, BC. The 9th generation Accord made its Reviewed by: debut in 2013 and the new styling is very J. Dhatt - SJ Power Media Inc. appealing. The Accord sedan has always been conservative in its styling and a fresh new look was necessary, especially with that will be discussed a little later. The heated front and rear competitors like Ford, Mazda, and Nissan coming out with new leather seats are large, very comfortable, and offer great support, flowing designs. The Accord’s new front end is still distinctively even during longer drives. Unlike my previous experiences with Honda, but more masculine. The Touring comes standard with the Accord, these new seats made driving very enjoyable. Honda projector-beam LED headlights and LED daytime running lights. designers did not forget the rear passengers and there is now an The beltline starts lower in the front and rises slightly as it nears extra one and a half inches of well-needed legroom. You will easthe back, giving the car a more forward and aggressive look, ily notice that overall, the interior of the car is much roomier, even almost wedge-like. As compared to the previous generation, the though the overall dimensions of the car are smaller. Well done rear of the car is much more pleasing, with the taillight cluster, Honda. complete with LED’s, being more uniform. If you choose the Push the start button and the brand new Earth Dreams TechnolSport Edition, dual exhausts and rear deck spoiler are standard. ogy four-cylinder equipped Touring Edition comes alive. There Step inside the vehicle and you’ll notice that the designers of is a six-cylinder available, but for the average family, the four is Honda got it right; the new interior is warm, inviting, and highplenty enough. Even Honda said that about 75% of its sales are tech. I’ve mentioned this before, and it’s worth saying here again – those with the smaller four-cylinder. This new direct-injected unlike its competitors, Honda makes use of some of the best hard motor produces 185 horsepower (hp) and 181 lb-ft of torque. Just plastics for its interiors. The interior also comes with satin metal in comparison, the previous versions of the Honda four-cylinder produced only 166 hp, so considerable advancements has been made. In 2013, and carried forward to this year, Honda is going with its new Continuously Variable Transmission, or CVT in the automatic version– simply speaking, a CVT has no fixed gears. Rather, it offers a wide variety of gear ratios through the use of a pulley system and belt. Honda’s G-Design Shift logic offers more acceleration and response than conventional CVT designs. To be honest, when I first drove the 2013 model last year, I could not tell that it was equipped with a CVT. Anyone who has driven a vehicle with CVT notices something distinctively different, but with Honda’s patented G-Design Shift logic, the and faux wood or carbon like accents that should appeal to almost driver can still feel the “gears”; there is a 6-speed manual gearbox everyone. The audio and climate controls are easily within reach if you prefer to do all the shifting. and the 8” intelligent Multi-Information Display is a gem, providOn the road, one of the first things I noticed was how incredibly ing clear and accurate colours. The Touring Edition comes fully quiet the car was; my previous experiences with Honda vehicles loaded with dual-zone climate control, navigation, multi-angle were not such. As with the Civic and CR-V, Honda engineers rear-view camera, Bluetooth interface and other safety features made changes to the suspension and transmission, while adding 52


sound reducing glass – these changes are a definite welcome. Another noticeable change is increased visibility, both inside and outside of the car. On the inside, all of the gauges are clearly visible and on the outside, the driver has an excellent view of what’s in front, rear, and around the vehicle. Honda’s exclusive Lanewatch system, which puts a camera on the passenger side-view mirror, displays an image of the blind spot on the center LCD display. Initially, this technology got me distracted, but after a couple of days, I found myself relying on this image more and more as I didn’t have to turn my head. Driving the Accord is exactly what you’d expect from Honda – precise, comfortable, and now, fun. The new Earth Dreams Technology engine, lighter and with reduced friction, gives excellent responsiveness and acceleration. No, you’re not going to win ¼ mile races, but you now have one of the most fuel-efficient mid-sized cars available. The electric steering is probably one of the best for this class, inspiring more confidence in the driver. To stay connected with the car, there is no need to take the hands off the steering wheel. All controls for navigation, audio, and Bluetooth are accessible via hands-free operation. Is it the best in its class? No, but it is functional and practical. With driver and passengers in mind, there are a number of

technological safety features available in the new Accord, some of them being the aforementioned Lanewatch system, Lane Departure Warning, back up camera, front collision warning, LED headlamps, and expanded view side-view mirrors. Of course,

front, side, and curtain airbags are standard. For over a week, I really enjoyed driving the new 2014 Honda Accord. Fuel economy was excellent, especially with the Econo mode turned on, and I averaged about 7.1L/100 km of combined driving. I’m also looking forward to the new Accord Hybrid, which is available in limited quantities – book yours now. If you are looking for a ‘premium’ feeling, yet budget friendly mid-sized vehicle, the new 2014 Honda Accord will definitely not disappoint. The 2014 Accord starts at $23,990 while the Touring is priced at $30,690.

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professional driver will sign thousands of bills of lading in their career…yet few know what it is all about. I remember the first time I saw I box of blank bill of lading forms I though some idiot spelled ‘loading wrong”. Little did I know that the care the care and history of the making of that document. With the bill of lading the driver protects and obligates himself and the carrier to safely transport the number and time of goods and deliver then to the appointed destination in good order. In Canada and in US interstate transportation the bill of lading must contain these items: 1. The carriers name 2. Names of consignor and consignee. 3. Origin and destination points. 4. Number of packages. 5. Description of freight. Every shipment must have one. The carrier must issue or cause to be issued the bill of lading so if your shipper gives you a scale ticket or some other document, you have to make a bill of lading out and have it signed. I have seen drivers fined at scales for not having a bill of lading, for not having the carrier name on the bill match the name on the truck, for not having an adequate description ( in this case, a load of cedar shakes was described as “1 wood “). Even if you are using another carrier’s form, write “via Name” where Name is the name of your company, near the top. The number of packages is the next biggest problem for drivers. The rule here is that if you did not count it, don’t sign for it. If you are picking up a loaded trailer always sign “shippers load and count” next to your name. If the shipper is loading 20 pallets and the bill said 2000 pcs you can either let then have you count the pieces or sign “20 pallets said to contain 2000 pcs’ next to your name. The bill of lading is a special contract that carries specific rights and obligation codified in law, that have been developed in the way goods are traditionally transported. It is signed by the shipper and the driver but the consignee and the owner of the goods are also parties to the contract even though they did not have any thing to do with the making of it and may not of even had any choice in who the carrier would be. When you sign the bill of lading, you have now made your carrier, or you, if you’re an owner operator responsible for the value MARCH / APRIL 2014

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On February 1, Desi Trucking Magazine was invited to Inland Kenworth’s Langley location for an information session and BB-Q. Sutco Transportation is launching 6 new Kenworth trucks, fitted with LNG, for its Chilliwack fleet. This green initiative is a first for the local trucking industry and is supported by FortisBC.

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