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Dave brings 40 years of valuable and interesting experience in transportation, management, safety, business and compliance. Dave has driven in every condition across North America and overseas as Military, Police, Company Driver to an Owner Operator to transportation management. Now our Celebrity Editor Publisher of Canadian Trucking Magazine bringing you articles and entertainment in print and on the web. Join Dave on Face Book for real time updates and meet at your favorite stop or truck show! Be Happy to say Hi and maybe get a picture or two. See you down the road.

What an exciting month with hitting all the truck stops and talking to you on Chrome & Steel Radio and attending the Canadian Trucking Show & the Global Petroleum Show this past month. On the COVER is Steph “Hammer Down” Custance the new Ice Road Trucker coming out this summer. Steph was at the Canadian Trucking Show meeting IRT Fans and even was on stage to sing a song. I know you will love to watch her this season and find out all about her. Bottom right is a husband and wife team Mark & Jan from Ian Smart Photography who are no strangers to pictures taken by them and placed for your enjoyment in CTM. Mark is in the trucking industry and has a passion for trucks, and loves to combine a passion for photography with the passion for trucks. They do custom truck photography, family photos, and other projects as commissioned. They have a basement studio in thier home and are available for large groups or events. Thank-you for the great pictures in CTM year after year!

Here comes Chrome for Kids in Mission at the Mission Raceway Park by ZZ Chrome. That’s in British Columbia and worth the trip for sure. ZZ Chrome puts this on Supporting BC Children’s Hospital Foundation and with the help of Trucking makes a huge donation. Fergus is one of my favorite shows in Ontario as you can camp out there and have great times with your Brothers and Sisters in Trucking and watch the pulls. There are many more shows of all sizes on my schedule but not the time to write on every one right here. But if you watch my travels on FaceBook I will be sure to tell you where and why I am going. See more in the digital magazine and the next few pages, digital does not limit the amount of good stuff we can provide you! Read on ,,,,,

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Canadian Trucking Show was the BEST one EVER!!!! Here is a taste but much more in the Expanded Web Edition! With over 60 different displays and 4 bands plus 2 special guest performers and an awesome music man with a trivia contest. Farmery Beer was in the house to the right here, with Free Beer samples and waffles flanked by the Winnipeg Hooter Gals and the Gals from Fionn MacCool’s. By noon we had over 2,000 attendees through the gates and not one disappointed. This continues throughout the day till we reached over 8,000 attending. Tri-Service Military Veterans Association of Canada helped out Big Time again and ran the 50/50 and silent auction providing great prizes to those who donated. On the heels of that the fine members of the Military Police put on an awesome display and did not hold back from vehicles to weapons and Kaitlynne & William to the right as many others tried on the equipment. Big Daddy Tazz was in the house as the MC pounding it out on the Mic and Leanne Cater the “Boss Lady” from QX104 was on the radio! Lots of easy parking for Big Rigs and four wheelers with no waits or line ups to get in. Next year Bigger and Better than ever with the bands placed on the Red Barn stage and the Red Barn Beer Garden opened up with more food vendors and entertainment.


To the right Champion Towing out did themselves again with a terrific display of recovering a Truck & Trailer on its side. Twice Champion lifted it up and then set it back down.

Go to the Expanded Web Edition for the video on this and much more, entertainment and articles. We thank all those who could make it this year to make this the start of a real Manitoba Truck Show for all year after year with something for everyone but a Trucking theme. Special Thanks to our long time sponsors and support Querel Trailers, Keystone Western, Canuck Trailers, River City Ford and Beaver Truck Centre all who support this show and Trucking, and we should support them. Watch next month when we announce the date for next year. Thank-you to special guests Marc Springer from Shipping Wars and Steph “Hammer Down” Custance the New Ice Road Trucker!! If you are not on our Facebook, you would not know, CTM has hit a reach of over 1.5 million viewers on FaceBook with over 258,000+ fully engaged. WOW

Hard to wrap my mind around that and now 20,000+ LIKES to the CTM FB Page and 60,000+ on the Chrome & Steel Radio FB Page. We now broadcast live videos on the FaceBook Pages from the events we attend for your entertainment If you are on FB, please LIKE our page and get news, entertainment and first release of the web editions plus awesome videos and so much more. Your input built this magazine for you. It is made so you can pick it up, read it, and keep it. “Trucking” is our middle name Small enough to fit your pocket but big enough to entertain. I like to say again thanks for reading CTM and I look forward to hearing from you, than about you. See you on the road..... Be safe my friends! Keep On Trucking, All the Best!!!!!!

Happy Trails.....



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CBP Officers Find More than 1 Ton of Marijuana Stashed in Roof of Commercial Trailer

CALEXICO, Calif. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Calexico East commercial facility stopped an alleged smuggling attempt Monday after discovering almost 2,500 pounds of marijuana concealed in the roof of a commercial trailer. Officers discovered 232 wrapped bundles of marijuana concealed in the trailer’s roof. “Calexico CBP officers processed hundreds of commercial shipments that day and identified that this conveyance needed a more intensive inspection,” said Calexico Port Director David Salazar. “As a result, the officers stopped more than a ton of marijuana from entering our community, and prevented one million dollars in potential profit from reaching criminal organizations.” The incident occurred shortly after 4 p.m. on June 6, when CBP officers encountered a 2009 International tractor-trailer that had entered the cargo facility transporting a manifested shipment of onions and shallots. Officers referred the commercial truck to the port’s inspection dock for a more in-depth examination.

During an inspection of the conveyance, and following an alert from a CBP human-narcotics detector dog, officers discovered 232 wrapped bundles concealed in the trailer’s roof. The bundles field-tested positive as marijuana, valued at approximately $1 million. The driver, a 28-year-old male Mexican citizen and resident of Mexicali, Baja California, was turned over to the custody of Homeland Security Investigation agents for further processing. CBP seized the marijuana, the truck and trailer. Note from Dave! If you see suspicious activity, persons asking you for a ride across the border in your vehicle, a loose lipped driver talking about smuggling loads of weapons or drugs, do us all a big favour and contact authorities. Try to get as much information as possible without becoming involved and shut these bad guys down. They are bad for our business.

CALL BORDER WATCH~ 1.888.502.9060





By; Ellen Voie CAE, President/CEO Women in Trucking The Women In This was the first time the event Trucking (WIT) was held in Canada. “The sea of red t-shirts Association and and smiling faces said it all. the Owner-OperaSaturday’s Salute to Women Behind tor’s Business As- the Wheel was just what we hoped it would be; sociation of a celebration of women truck drivers and an opCanada (OBAC) portunity to thank them for their courage and held the first commitment to the industry. It may have been Canadian “Salute the first Canadian Salute, but it certainly won’t to Women Behind the Wheel.” The event was be the last,” said Joanne Ritchie, OBAC’s Execheld at Truck World 2016 in Toronto, Ontario on utive Director. Saturday, April 16. Andreea Crisan, COO of Andy TransThere were forty-two female commer- port, Montreal, Quebec and WIT board member, cial drivers who were honored and acknowl- addressed the audience of over 100 drivers, their edged for their efforts and successes as women families and supporters. She welcomed them in a male dominated career. and thanked them for their passion and determiThe drivers had a combined total of nation. 475 years of experience, although five of the The drivers were treated to a cake, rewomen were new to the industry with less freshments, and each one received a goodie bag than one year experience each. and a door prize from numerous sponsors. “Women comprise less than three Plans are underway for an event in 2017 and will percent of the driver population here in Canada,” be announced by WIT and OBAC in the near fusaid Ellen Voie, WIT President and CEO. ture. “These female professional drivers truly deserve Owner-Operator’s Business Associato be honored for their pioneering spirit and their tion of Canada is an innovative, member-driven, fierce determination to succeed in a very chal- results-oriented association that works with comlenging environment.” mercial drivers to promote a culture of safety, Each year the Women In Trucking As- professionalism, integrity, fairness, and respect. sociation holds a “Salute to Women Behind the For more information visit or phone Wheel” in Louisville, Kentucky at the Mid-Amer- 888-794-9990. ica Trucking Show.




Always consult your compliance, DOT, MOT as this is meant for information purposes and a guide only as HOS changes regularly.





The Yellowhead Inn by Dave MacKenzie



More than just a Truck

Welcome to the Yellowhead Inn, a mark of history on the Trans-Canada Highway. I stay at the Yellowhead every time I go through Edmonton and if I am pulling a load in a big truck there is plenty of parking and some pet friendly rooms. The Yellowhead Inn has been a vital part of Edmonton’s industry since its construction in 1972. Since then, it has played host to the men and women who have laboured to make this province and this city as great as they are today. Many have come for the convenience of its location and the allure of its affordable room rates, and many more have come back for the friends they have made with the exceptional staff and guests. The Yellowhead Inn offers an experience that no other hotel can boast of. With 153 rooms, the Yellowhead Inn is among the largest of the hotels in West Edmonton. With rates as low as $85, the hotel is the most affordable and most reliable in the city. Make sure to ask for your CTM, Trucker Discount.

Its pride is also held in its numerous facilities, ranging from the full-service restaurant to banquet facilities, a bar, and brandnew VLTs in the lounge. It has been cared for with great consideration, as it boasts of its complete room renovations in the West Wing, the lobby, and public areas. In time, The Yellowhead Inn will be among the newest hotels in the city, as they continue to plan for the complete renovation of every room and public space. And will still be the most affordable hotel in the city. Come and enjoy a wedding in the Veronica Ballroom. Come and put your feet up in Lucky’s Lounge after a long day. Come and experience the comfort of getting the nicest room in the city for a price beyond compare, just mention CTM. Come and experience the Yellowhead Inn, because they are better and very trucker friendly. All rooms come equipped with refrigerators, television, ironing board, hair dryer, complimentary wifi internet, individual heater/air conditioner,Keurig coffee maker, desk, and phone. Please make sure to tell them CTM sent you as the Yellowhead supports your magazine lets support them.








MyDenny’s App Adds Value for Frequent Diners

It's all about you. Your preferences, your tastes, your cravings. It's your Denny's, so why not have it all? Make Denny's yours with MyDenny's, the only app that earns you perks with every bite you take. Denny’s Restaurants has been a staple of Canadian dining for the last 45 years, providing classic diner fare, an inviting atmosphere, and great value for all their guests. With 59 locations across the country, many located along major transit routes, Denny’s is a dining staple for drivers, providing a bit of comfort and familiarity when away from home. Denny’s has always placed a high importance on being a good value, but with their recently relaunched Loyalty Program they have found a way to make dining an even better deal, especially for their loyal customers. With a simple download from Google Play or the App store, the free MyDenny’s mobile app allows guests to earn points for every purchase at participating stores. Every purchase also earns a stamp on their digital loyalty card. Once the card has been filled in, members earn a special $5 reward coupon and a new card is started automatically. One of the big questions about the app, has been how hard is it to get enough points to get the rewards? Well the answer is it’s easy, and there are lots of added incentives to sign up! New members automatically get 50 points for registering and there are opportunities to earn bonus points by completing polls on the app and entering promo codes that are posted on social media or emailed to their members. It doesn’t take long to earn enough points to redeem for rewards such discounts on purchases or free food and beverages. Every week Denny’s is giving away one thousand points to a new member, so there is an added incentive to sign up. With over 45,000 members and growing quickly, the app is proving to be highly successful for both Denny’s and their customers. One of the cool new upgrades to the app is the ability to scan a QR code on the bottom of each receipt, making it quick and easy to add the points to your account. Members can also use the app to send invitations to meet up with friends and share points back and forth with other members. For the non-smartphone users, there is a desktop version of the loyalty program available at providing all the perks, promotions, and contests available through the app. If you are a Blackberry user, you can use the mobile web version on your phone’s Internet browser, also at



Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Shell Pennzoil Ford, celebrates in victory lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan International Speedway on June 12, 2016 in Brooklyn, Michigan. Miss Sprint Cup gals to the right spend time interviewing drivers and NASCAR celebrities each week, as well going behind-the-scenes to deliver exclusive photos and NASCAR Sprint Cup Series content through their Miss Sprint Cup Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages. Check it out!

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It seems like yesterday but 40 years ago Jack Shields and his 3 sons (Clarence, Jim & John) started their first restaurant an A&W, in a small northern town called Fort McMurray. At that time there were less then 5,000 people living in that community. From there they expanded to include the Fort’s first Smitty’s Pancake House & Diary Queen franchises, the Garden Cafe, Willies and Oriellys & the Stags Head Inn. As Fort McMuuray continued to grow so did the Shields family business. In 1986 after the introduction of the Liberal National Energy Program the family lost all their business and were forced to start all over again. Some 25 years ago Jack and Clarence started all over again by operating a restaurant located the Nisku Truck Stop. From there they continued to grow acquiring the Airways Country Inn and numerous other business interests. Brother Jim and his wife Jody ventured off to start a successful greenhouse operation, while John continued on with an award winning career in radio. Blackjacks Roadhouse and Games Room is a brand new building been created to host Clarence’s latest vision, this outstanding and beautiful building features amazing truss work and a 2nd floor grand stage over- looking our room. They boast the best buffet in the area, as well as a great Canadian & Chinese cuisine menu. Our games room is furnished with 25 V.L.T.s, 5 Minute Keno, Sports Select. Watch and play all the sports from our comfortable lounge. Trucker Friendly Please come by anytime and enjoy our menu and great service. Open 24 hours a day featuring specials daily. Spend some time wandering around looking at one of the largest collection of oilfield, trucking and car racing memorabilia dating back some 100 + years. BLACKJACKS always look forward to the opportunity to be of service.








Canadian Trucking Magazine 93rd Edition  

This is the Web Edition of the 93rd Printed Edition of Canadian Trucking Magazine with Steph "Hammer Down" Custance on the cover

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