Dave brings to you 36 years of valuable experience in transportation, management, business and compliance. Dave has driven in every condition across North America and overseas as military, police, company driver to owner operator to now Publisher Editor of Canadian Trucking Magazine. 2011 looks like a great year for the transport industry! Have you noticed with the freight up and the dollar up more is being shipped south. Tonnage is finally getting the iron moving. That’s great news for your magazine cause more advertisers equals more pages. I hope in March we are back up to 48 pages and then back to 64 so CTM can provide you in print all the great articles and entertainment you enjoy. If you know someone with a quality product to sell or you are working for a really good company that needs drivers, ask the decession makers to advertise in your favorite magazine. Two things I want to touch on in my blurb here. First the front cover story. This is written by a publish accomplished author Lewis Mackenzie.
Lewis Mackenzie is a well know lecturer, writer of two successful books, “Soldiers Made Me Look Good” and “Peacekeeper Road to Sarajevo” Mackenzie was a well respected Major General in the Canadian Armed Forces and a Formula Racer to be reckoned with. I am not going to take all 32 pages here to note his accomplishments and great things he has done for our Country. Instead folks read his first insertion in CTM starting at page 7 and if you want to see more, email me. I need to reach out to all my readers and friends about a real problem that affects all of us. You have noticed in the last years how I support Little Warriors and Operation KARE, as well as many other kids organization. It’s not just because I have had nine, yes I said nine kids of my own or being a former policeman. It’s because kids need our help. Stay with me here. Transport For Christ, a great organization that have partnered with Chapter 61 Ministries for an initiative called Truckers against Trafficking. 300,000 children and teenagers trafficked annually.
Yes this needs repeating National statistics puts the number of American Children and Teens trafficked at approximately 300,000. Friends that is 300,000 to many! Where do you think you see a lot of these teens is at the truck stops. Lot lizards we call them and don’t even realize these kids have been kidnapped from thier homes.
Let’s hit close to home here. Jessie Foster from Kamloops BC. Moved to Calgary and then to LasVegas lured by someone she did not know was a recruiter for the sex slave business. Now gone and missing! Chances are that Jessie or another child like her are walking around a truck stop or travel stop or a low track bar. There are ways you can help, These victims are told if they call for help or try to go to the police
thier families and friends can be harmed. They need to know that these low life scum cannot harm anyone from prison. Watch the missing posters at the boarder crossings and in my magazine, newspapers and internet. If you see one of these children in a misuse situation contact the local police.In plain language if you see a child working a truck stop drop a dime! If they approach you, ask them why they are doing this! If they are stumped by that question they may be in trouble. Do not try to intervene yourself these are dangerous punks with weapons using theses kids. Educate yourself, as a driver you see all kinds of thing and go to many different places. Little Warriors and Truckers against Trafficking can give you the tools to identify someone in trouble and what to do once you have. Truckers you have always been the hero’s of the highway there to help a person in trouble. A car broken down on the side of the road or in the ditch is a flag they need help. The flag for these kids are they are some place they should not be. Hey a lot of good truck shows coming up in the near future now is the time to make your plans to be there. I will be at Stirling again this year looking to give another lucky driver a HERD bar for thier truck. See you all there! Happy Trails,,,,,,,, Dave
www.albertamissingpersons.ca John Lyle ARMSTRONG 47 Years old at time of disappearance Height: 173 cm; 5’8” Weight: 73 kg; 161 lbs Hair Colour: Red-Grey Eye Colour: Green Date Last Seen: March 21, 2009 Place Last Seen: Calgary, Alberta File# 09098801 Calgary Police Service (403-266-1234) Information: ARMSTRONG left his home and said he was going for a long walk.
Rene Lynn GUNNING 19 Years old at time of disappearance Height: 157 cm; 5’2” Weight: 50 kg; 111 lbs Hair Colour: Black Eye Colour: Brown Date Last Seen: February 18, 2005 Place Last Seen: Edmonton, Alberta File# 2003-6950 RCMP Project KARE (1-877-412-5273) Information: GUNNING was last known to be leaving West Edmonton Mall in hope of hitchhiking back to British Columbia.
Kevin Glen PURDY 31 Years old at time of disappearance Height: 183 cm; 6’0” Weight: 75 kg; 166 lbs Hair Colour: Brown Eye Colour: Brown Date Last Seen: August 22, 1999 Place Last Seen: Red Deer, Alberta File# 99-20693 RCMP Red Deer City Detachment (403-343-5575) Information: PURDY was last seen leaving his home in Red Deer. His vehicle was later located north of Red Deer.
Amber Alyssa TUCCARO 20 Years old at time of disappearance Height: 155 cm; 5’1” Weight: 65 kg; 143 lbs Hair Colour: Black Eye Colour: Brown Date Last Seen: August 18, 2010 Place Last Seen: Nisku, Alberta File#20101010799 RCMP Leduc Detachment (780-980-7200) Information: Amber TUCCARO was last seen at the Nisku Place Hotel. She has not been in contact with anyone since that date.
Any information in regards to any missing person you are asked to please call the investigating agency at the numbers provided or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).
Sandy Long - Making Changes In the latest issue of Landline Magazine is a letter to the editor from a friend of mine. In it he talks about how women are still treated in the industry at truck stops, shippers and receivers and among other places we all have to do busi ness at or with. He is right in his contention that it should not happen that a woman driver is not waited on, served, talked to with respect or acknowledged as a professional driver. Things are better than they were 20-30 years ago, but there is still much room for improvement. Some of we women drivers are working on making the changes we see as needed. Last fall, myself and several other of the Women In Trucking Association Driver Advisory Committee had a phone conference with the executives from the TA/Petro corporation. During the over two hour conference call, we women drivers addressed the very issues at truck stops that my friend in his letter to the editor mentioned; that of courtesy given to women at the restaurants, fuel desks and shops affiliated with TA/Petro. The executives all agreed that it was unacceptable for any woman to be disrespected as a customer of their truck stops and they said that they would institute some additional training for staff to address courtesy towards women drivers especially.
In addition to the above issue concerning women, during the conference call, we also initiated dialog about lighting, pot holes, security and goods available in the stores with the executives that affects all drivers not just women. One of the things I brought up specifically was cleanliness in the bathrooms and showers; I told them, “it does not make a difference if you have big orange towels and flowers if the floor is not clean.” In my friend’s letter to the editor, he mentioned organizations that are not addressing the issues facing women quickly enough or something to that effect. As a charter member of Women In Trucking Association and as a member of their Driver Advisory Committee, I have seen some good things happen in the four years since it’s founding. A White Paper, which Ellen Voie started researching even before the founding of WIT, is now available thru J.J. Keller, free to WIT’s corporate members, that addresses the treatment of trainees of both genders. From the Trucker.com: “The trucking industry has struggled with how to avoid harassment issues between driver trainers and trainees during the initial weeks of employment. “The practice of putting two unrelated individuals in the cab of a truck for a few weeks of training can create a tenuous environment, especially when one is a male and one is a female,” said Ellen Voie, President/CEO of Women In Truck-
ing Association.” ““Unfortunately, the situation is unavoidable if there are not enough female trainers to accompany a female trainee,” Voie remarked. “We realize that harassment issues are not limited to those of opposite gender, so the white paper will be gender neutral to address potential harassment scenarios and offer ways to minimize or eliminate negative interaction,” she added.” The 2nd annual Salute to the Women Behind the Wheel will be again at MATS this year highlighting women drivers and their accomplishments. This tribute to women truckers puts women out in the limelight so to speak and brings attention to the fact that women are valuable assets to the trucking industry and are garnering millions of miles both as solo and team drivers. It might not seem like much to some people, but it is amazing to see the photo of all those women truckers in their red shirts standing together and focuses media and public attention on the positive role women play in the trucking industry. As far as organizations go, in my opinion, OOIDA uses a sledgehammer weighted with our huge (though not huge enough yet) membership and their almost four decades of experience in making changes and in getting their point across. The Women In Trucking Association uses a tack hammer and through their affiliations with trucking companies on all levels is chipping away at the inequalities
facing we women in the trucking industry in all areas of it. WIT encourages their connections to see
women as a valuable resource to fill their truck’s seats and to treat them equally with our brother drivers. As a young organization, we members at WIT are making the connections necessary to effect change in the future with politicians, companies and other organizations. Eventually, through good publicity such as the Salute to the Women Behind the Wheel, the White Paper concerning policies to avoid harassment of trainees of both genders and opportunities given to us member advocates of the trucking industry through interaction with people who approach WIT for accurate information; WIT will graduate to a bigger hammer. Until then, we women drivers need to be patient, good things will come through hard work and finesse; I cannot wait for the day we are treated totally equally with our brother drivers, but it will come, making changes just takes some time. Ya’ll be safe out there!
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Sandy Long is a long time truck driver who is also very active within the trucking industry. She was a long time writer for layover.com, is a life member of OOIDA, member of the WIT and owner of two websites: Trailer Truckin’ Tech, a yahoo group dedicated to the education of new and prospective truck drivers and www.satinandsteelsisterhood.com for women truck drivers. 22
Sandy’s first book Street Smarts: A Guide for a Truck Driver’s Personal Safety is available at https://www.createspace.com/34 49566
What is Formula Racing
By Dave MacKENZIE
self been the effective replacement for Formula Two).
On our front cover and on page 7 we have a story by a world famous Formula Race Car driver Lewis MacKenzie. Not sure how much you know about Formula Racing, so I went to Wikipedia, where else, and got the information for you. Formula racing is a term that refers to various forms of open wheeled single seater motorsport. Its origin lies in the nomenclature that was adopted by the FIA for all of its post-World War II single seater regulations, or formulae. The best known of these formulæ are Formula One, Formula Two, and Formula Three. Common usage of "formula racing" encompasses other single seater series, including the GP2 Series, which replaced Formula 3000 (which had it-
Categories such as Formula Three and GP2 are described as feeder formulæ, which refers to their position below Formula One on the career ladder of single seater motor racing. There are two primary forms of racing formula: the open formula that allows a choice of chassis and/or engines; and the control or "spec" formula that relies on a single supplier for chassis and engines. Formula Three is an example of an open formula, while Formula BMW is a control formula. There are also some exceptions on these two forms like Formula Ford where there is an open chassis formula but a restricted single brand engine formula Formula One History of Formula One In the process of reviving Grand Prix racing after the end of World War II, the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile's Commission Sportive Internationale was responsible 27
for defining the standardised regulations of Formula One in 1946. The first race to be run to the early Formula One regulations was a non-championship Grand prix at Turin in September 1946. The first officially recognised Drivers' World Championship was held in 1947 and the Formula One World Championship was inaugurated in 1950. This was the first example of formula racing.
well supported during the 1970s, with chassis from Tecno, March Engineering, Toleman, Ralt, Matra and others. The European championship ran continually until the creation of its successor, Formula 3000, in 1985. In 2008 it was announced by the FIA that Formula Two would return in 2009 in the form of the FIA Formula Two Championship.
Formula Three has a longer history, with at least ten active championships around the world. It was created by the FIA in 1950 as the low cost entry point to single seater formula racing. In 1959, it was replaced by a technically similar formula called Formula Junior, before Formula Three was reintroduced in 1964. Like the other FIA-derived formulĂŚ, F3 is an open class that permits a choice of chassis and engines. Notable championships include the Formula Three Euroseries, the British Formula Three Championship, and the Formel 3 Cup.
The Formula Two regulations were first defined in 1947 as a form of B-class below Formula One. It was not unusual for some Formula One events to include a number of F2 entries in the same field and the entries in the World Championship seasons of 1952â€“53 comprised exclusively F2 cars for reasons of cost. F2 had a patchy history until the inauguration of the European Formula Two Championship in 1967. F2 was an open formula that allowed the use of any chassis that met the prescribed regulations; it was 28
Recent history The FIA-sanctioned category directly below Formula One has been subject to two significant evolutions in its history. The first occurred in 1985 when the FIA Formula 3000 International Championship was launched as a modern successor to Formula Two. Formula 3000 retained the open chassis approach, but used a single engine supply of 3.0 litre V8s from Cosworth. The formula later adopted a single chassis supply from Lola with engines that were built by Judd and supplied by Zytek. The second major evolution came in 2005 when Formula 3000 was replaced by the GP2 Series. This uses a single chassis from Dallara and a Renault-badged 4.0 litre V8. Car manufacturers The Ford Motor Company was the first car manufacturer to become involved in the creation of an eponymous single seater formula when Formula Ford was developed in the United King-
dom in 1966â€“67. The cars made their race debut in July 1967. Formula Ford is and always has been an open formula with for chassis suppliers. Current suppliers include Van Diemen, Mygale, and Ray. Various specifications and capacities of 4-cylinder Ford road car engines have been used; the current cars are equipped with a 1.6 litre "Duratec" engine in Europe or the 1.6L "Kent" engine in the U.S. Renault quickly followed Ford's lead by devising the national Formula Renault championships in France in 1971. Since then, Formula Renault has expanded to include championships in the United Kingdom, Italy, Germany, Brazil and many other countries. There is also a European championship. Renault's increased involvement in motor racing resulted in the creation of a second European series for larger V6powered cars. The Formula Renault V6 Eurocup ran for two seasons before folding in a reorganisation of Renault's motor racing activities. The company took control of the 29
Spanish-based World Series by Nissan and developed it into the World Series by Renault. BMW developed Formula BMW in Germany in 2001â€“2002, after supplying engines for its predecessor, the Formula ADAC championship. Formula BMW now comprises four championships in Germany, the United Kingdom, the United States and East Asia, as well as an annual World Final at which the best drivers from each championship are invited to compete Outside EuropeFormula-style single seater racing can be found around the world in countries that have not adopted the career ladder of the common European formulae. Japan's highest level single seater championship is Formula Nippon, which is equivalent to GP2 and its predecessors. It began in 1973, using Formula Two regulations, and then adopted Formula 3000 regulations from 1987 to 1996. Since then, it has used chassis and engines that are built to its own proprietary ruleset. 30
It now uses a single chassis from Lola and two engine options from Honda and Toyota. The United States, too, has unique feeder formulae of its own. Since 1974, the most common route to top-level single seaters was Formula Atlantic, which is now known as the Atlantic Championship. It was later joined by the Firestone Indy Lights Series, first run by CART and later revived by the Indy Racing League (IRL). Atlantic joined its rival in support of the IndyCar Series after the latter's merger with Champ Car in 2008. Below this level sits the Star Mazda Championship, which is approximately equivalent to Formula Three. East Asia's racing culture is relatively young, but it already has its own Formula BMW championship and a Formula Three series. The cars that were built for the Formula Renault V6 Eurocup are now used in Formula V6 Asia and the GP2 Asia Series takes place since 2008.
Recent Border Seizures
By: Dawn Truell, President, Cross Border Services There are reasons why we need to Comply with Government Programs such as C-TPAT & PIP, drug smuggling today is out of control, these programs aid in protecting us all from drug smugglers.
Users have suffered serious side effects, including panic attacks, heart palpitations, hallucination, delusions and vomiting. It is also illegal in many European countries and several states in the United States. Five Charged, One Million Doses Seized in Largest Ever Ketamine Bust, Vancouver, British Columbia. On December 7, 2010, border services officers identified a suspicious shipment onboard a container vessel arriving from Hong Kong. Documentation accompanying the shipment identified the goods as 402 cartons of coffee mugs. When CBSA officers examined the 20-foot marine container, they noticed discrepancies in the Xray images and conducted a full examination of the container.
Here are some recent border seizures: CBSA and CPS seize $30,000 worth of synthetic cannabis in Calgary, Alberta on Tuesday, January 25, 2011; this investigation resulted in the execution of search warrants by both agencies on seven stores known to sell drug paraphernalia used for marijuana. Inside, officers seized 770 packages of a product containing suspected synthetic cannabis, which is illegal in Canada.
Synthetic cannabis, which also goes by the brand names Spice, K2, Yucatan Fire, Tribe and Skunk, is an herbal and chemical product which mimics the effects of cannabis.
Their examination confirmed 318 cartons of coffee mugs and 84 boxes that contained coffee mugs and vacuum sealed bags containing a white crystalline powder. Tests performed by border services officers indicated that the bags contained ketamine hydrochloride. A total of 1003.9 kg of ketamine was seized. Ketamine is a tranquilizer with hallucinogenic properties. The 1003.9 kg seized in this file represents well over 1 million doses â€” enough ketamine for every person in the cities of Surrey and Vancouver combined.
This seizure represents more than $15 million taken out of the wallets of drug traffickers. Ketamine causes symptoms including amnesia, depression, and long-term memory and cognitive problems. The drug can be used on its own, but it is also commonly cut and mixed into ecstasy pills, or is used as a date-rape drug. Ketamine is in the same category as cocaine, opium and heroin and is illegal to import, possess or sell. The maximum penalty for importing or trafficking ketamine is life imprisonment.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection seized more than $119,000 in marijuana and arrested two men in separate cases. According to court records, the 20 year old man was arrested Sunday at Los Indios International Bridge by CBP and later charged by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement with possession of a controlled substance. A 21 year old man was arrested Friday at Gateway International Bridge and also charged by ICE with possession of a controlled substance
Cross Border Services deals with all of these government compliancy programs and regulations, for Information please contact
905-973-9136 Information on any cross border issues contact firstname.lastname@example.org 905-973-9136.
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AMTA Assembles Western Canada’s First Road Knights Team The Alberta Motor Transport Association (AMTA) has assembled the West’s first team of road safety ambassadors called the AMTA Road Knights Team. The team members were selected because of their collision-free driving record, commitment to safety and enthusiasm for the industry in which they have made their career. AMTA Road Knights are professional transport drivers with flawless driving records who meet with community groups to share their knowledge about how to safely share the road with trucks. Their mission is to make our roadways safer by encouraging all road users to be partners 42
in safety. The team also works to increase awareness of trucking’s economic importance and to promote the industry as a viable career choice. Over the next two years, the AMTA Road Knights will appear at driving schools, business clubs, high schools, social clubs and other public venues. The 2011-2012 AMTA Road Knights are: Robert Wells, Bison Transport, Calgary Dennis Hokanson, Trimac Transportation, Edmonton Craig Gavel, Bison Transport, Edmonton Darwin Glenn Clark, Trimac Transportation, Edmonton
The selection panel included representatives from: Alberta Transportation, Workersâ€™ Compensation Board, Calgary Police Service, Corus Entertainment, Todayâ€™s Trucking magazine, Truck West magazine and AMTA. Candidates who were short listed for the program were required to deliver a well organized and clearly presented speech before the panel of judges, submit a detailed application outlining why they want to become a team member and then participate in a rigorous interview by the selection panel. Team members will now undergo training to help them further prepare for their role as industry ambassadors.
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Christmas is over. The kids are back in school,winter vacations are done and with fewer distractions now you can focus on making some improvements to your business. If you are fuel-reliant this could be the time to find a new supplier. Why? There are a number of reasons. Most companies who upgrade have become tired of the hassles associated with refuelling, like fuel shortages, wasted time and production and all the associated risks. If you aren’t happy with your current supplier this article will point you in the right direction. First of all, if you are doing your own fuel acquisition there is a better way. We’ve talked about this before. All the time and hassle compounds your costs giving 46
Here is an easy to follow TEN POINT CHECKLIST to help you make the right decision… 1) Reliability. Does the supplier guarantee fuel delivery regardless of regional fuel shortages? Check their track history. 2) Convenience. Can they deliver 24/7, 365 days a year? 3) Professional staff. Are their people well trained and certified? 4) ISO Certification. Do they adhere to standardized operations and procedures? 5) Service guarantee. Can they grow and adapt with your changing fuel needs? 6) Data capture capabilities. Are they on top of cur-
you choose the right fuel supplier? rent technology to supply you with detailed fuel data, online reporting, docket review and all the information you need? 7) Reconciliation. Do they have a committed support staff available to answer your questions fast? 8) Theft Prevention. Can the supplier provide anti-theft security, tank monitoring with remote service? 9) Environmentally responsible. How do they ensure safety in the workplace? What is their incident rate? Are they 100% accountable? If a spill occurs will they do the clean up?
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