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Spotlight on… Highland Transport & emergency Road Services

Highland Transport & E.R.S. Team Up to Improve Fleet Efficiency & Customer Satisfaction


f y o u a s k Vi t o D e Pasquale, the Director of Maintenance for Highland Transport, fleet efficiency and customer satisfaction go hand in hand. If you do not run an efficient fleet of trucks and trailers, your customers’ level of satisfaction will dramatically decrease. In today’s economy, the number one goal of any company is to make your customers happy. According to Vito, the best way to keep customers happy is by being on time with their deliveries. Vito’s master plan to achieve on time deliveries involves having a top notch maintenance program and an efficient emergency breakdown solutions provider. Highland Transport has realized that they are experts in moving freight and not in roadside assistance. Although the majority of trucking companies handle their emergency breakdowns internally, Highland Transport has decided that the fastest and most cost effective way to get their drivers back on the road is by using a professional breakdown service. About a year ago, Vito heard about a Canadian company that specialized in providing breakdown solutions to the trucking

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industry 24 hours a day in both Canada and the U.S. What also peaked Vito’s interest was the fact that this Canadian company provides their services in both English and French, they provide photos of accident related downtime, they give their customers the opportunity to talk directly to repair facilities and they always attach a copy of the vendor’s invoice from the breakdown repair to their own invoice. The name of this company is Emergency Road Services of Canada Inc. (E.R.S. Canada) and they are Canada’s only 24 hour bilingual roadside assistance company that caters to the entire trucking industry. Now in their fourth year in business, the services that E.R.S. Canada coordinates across Canada and the U.S. include truck/ trailer repairs, tire repairs/replacements, towing services, heater/reefer repairs, lock-outs and fuel delivery. They also provide accident related repairs, estimate services, safety inspections and can coordinate the shunting of trailers back to their customers’ yards. According to Vito, all you have to do is make one call for any kind of breakdown

and E.R.S. Canada does all the rest. In fact, Highland Transport has provided all of their drivers with E.R.S. Canada’s 24 hour emergency toll free number that they are to use in the event of a breakdown. What Highland has essentially done is eliminate one step in the breakdown process. Once the driver has notified their dispatch of a pos-

communication is the key as E.R.S. Canada is in constant contact with the drivers. The method that Highland Transport has chosen to take care of their breakdowns ensures that every breakdown gets immediate attention. The person that ensures first rate service at E.R.S. Canada is their President, Dawn V i o l o . Dawn and

sible service failure due to mechanical breakdown, the process begins. The driver calls E.R.S. Canada and the Highland dispatch notifies the customer. During this whole process,

Vito talk almost daily and Vito says that he can always get a quick answer to any of his questions, which is rare in this industry. Since Vito has switched over to E.R.S. Canada, Highland Transport estimates that they have saved between 20% and 30% on their breakdown costs and equipment downtime has also been reduced significantly. The main reason for the savings is the fact that E.R.S. Canada has established preferred rates with its service providers and they do not mark up the service provider’s invoice. E.R.S. Canada actually gives their customers a copy of the service provider’s invoice which makes everything they do transparent.

What also impresses Vito is how E.R.S. Canada audits all of the service provider’s invoices and fights for Highland Transport to get the best possible price on every breakdown. The only incentive that E.R.S. Canada has on every single service call is to get the customer the best price and to get the customer back on the road as quickly as possible. In fact, Vito continually states that one of the best decisions he has made since becoming the Director of Maintenance at Highland Transport is the switching over to E.R.S. Canada to handle his emergency breakdowns. Not only has Vito decreased his overall breakdown costs across Canada and the U.S. by a significant amount, he has also increased Highland Transport’s customer satisfaction by having his loads delivered on time. Having loads delivered on time comes down to keeping equipment downtime to a minimum. E.R.S. Canada reduces equipment downtime by having developed a network of over 15,000 service providers spread out across Canada and the U.S. This huge network of service providers ensures that all of their customers, big or small, get the fastest response times and the best possible prices for their breakdowns. Highland Transport is a part of the TransForce group of companies and has two divisions: a truckload van division and a chassis container division. Having been in business for over 40 years, Highland Transport has the resources to meet any and all of their customer’s requirements throughout North America. Some of Highland Transport’s key features include

24/7 dispatch, a fleet of over 650 vans (53’) with an average age of 3 years, tridems and heater service provided and available upon customer’s request. They provide 20’ and 40’ container chassis’ and Btrain service. Both truckload and intermodal divisions are satellite tracked. They also have a fully bonded yard with reefer plug-ins and monitoring is available. Highland Transport’s equipment is inspected four times a year and includes nightly inspections at their customers’ yards ensuring no downtime. H i g h l a n d Tr a n s p o r t is currently looking for owner/operator teams and owner/operator singles for new lanes awarded. If anyone would like to join their growing family and be part of a team that has been around since the late sixties, contact their Recruiting Department at 877.444.4303. For more information regarding Highland Transport, visit www.highlandtransport. com. If anyone would like to learn more about E.R.S. Canada and how they can reduce your equipment downtime and overall breakdown costs, please visit www.ersofcanada. com or call Dawn Violo at 877.377.2262. By teaming up with E.R.S. Canada, Highland Transport is letting all shippers know that they take their breakdowns seriously and that their number one priority is to get their loads delivered on time. With the help of Dawn and her team at E.R.S. Canada, Vito has found a way to increase his customers’ satisfaction and at the same time, reduce his overall breakdown costs. Hats off to Vito and Highland Transport for gaining a competitive advantage in a very challenging business environment.


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This Month’s Theme: Truck Customizing

Customization Market Segment Continues to be Strong Despite Industry Highs & Lows

By Marek Krasuski


t the top of the scale, full-tilt makeovers of Class 8 trucks are known to cost in excess of $100,000 with rigs sporting everything from gleaming exhaust systems to stainless steel tank wraps. The costs may seem excessive, but not surprising considering the amount of work, expertise, time and creativity invested in transforming a regular rig into an eyecatching work of art. Truck shows and the larger custom specialists are the standard bearers measuring what’s hot in the industry. In recent years efforts have focused on creating impressions reminiscent of a previous era. “The biggest trend I have seen in the last couple of years is with paint. There has been a move toward a retro, 1980’s style of paint on trucks,” says Hans Giesbrecht, owner of Shield Truck Accessories based in Aylmer, Ontario. Giesbrecht has to be an astute observer of trends, his livelihood depends on it. Practically everything Shield Truck Accessories produces is custom made, from visors to battery boxes to tank wraps and an assorted array of accessories. Customization costs average much less than the stratospheric peaks of $100,000, but rates can still reach into the tens of thousands of dollars. “We recently customized one truck that cost in excess of $30,000,” Giesbrecht noted of the stainless steel products mounted to the rig. The company’s

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products are reportedly superior to what is found in chrome shops. All of Shield’s parts are made of premium 304 #8 heavy gauge steel noted for its strength and gleaming mirror finish and popular among drivers are Shield’s visors. “Our visors are in high demand, especially among owners whose trucks are outfitted with manufactured visors that are not much more than accent pieces,” he continues. Discriminating drivers are apt to replace factory-made pieces with quality visors that eliminate glare and minimize reflection and as well function as a centrepiece for building identity. “Personalized visors can alter the look of a truck. Customers will ask for specific lighting shapes and sizes and load their visors with a lot of lights to

distinguish themselves.” Standing alongside the demand for visors are fuel skin wraps. Conventional aluminum tanks are prone to discoloration by road salt and other environmental threats. Stainless steel covers do not fade like aluminum and require only a quick wipe to preserve a high finish polish that lasts years. Giesbrecht admits that during recessionary times, such as the one experts tell us we are emerging from, the accessories industry is the first to suffer. He has seen competitors close their doors and if recent employment trends in

trucking are anything to go by, the predicted shortage of drivers over the next two years may further compromise investments in the customization market. South of the border a shortfall of 200,000 drivers is predicted by the end of 2010 followed by a similar shortfall in 2011, according to the state of logistics report by the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals. Retirements, tougher safety regulations designed to get bad drivers off the road and the need to replace drivers who were laid off during the recession, account for much of the shortage. Another principal factor is the spate of challenges associated with the profession;

the average salary for a U.S. truck driver was $37,730 in mid-2009. This, coupled with the demand for a quality-of-life career in which workers want to be home with their families at the end of the day, underscores the Report’s claims that the industry will experience a shortage of one million drivers over the next 15 years just to replace retirees and meet the normal growth of freight. Giesbrecht, meanwhile, hopes to continue resisting market pressures thanks in part to a solid reputation and an unfailing desire by many who

see the need to customize as an important business practice. Indeed, customization sculpts a corporate identity. “People want to make themselves unique. They want to be noticed on the road and gain more attention. This prompts conversation which helps create an identity. Many drivers want to be recognized by the rig they are driving rather than by who

providing electrical lighting and harness systems for a range of trailer sizes and applications. Paul, like Giesbrecht, agrees that it is primarily Owner/Operators that opt for customizing rigs. Larger fleets with dozens or even hundreds of units prefer a more cost effective approach in which all vehicles are marked the same way with few added features.

t h e y a r e, ” Giesbrecht says of the impressions he gleans from customers who patronize his shop. Customization, he continues, is also driven by design changes by truck companies. Battery boxes, for example, which fit a particular rig one year, may not fit the same truck a year later due to minor changes in cab configuration. Others agree with Giesbrecht’s assessment of developing a unique image. “People want to be identified by their brand. They want people to look at their truck and notice the lights and decals and paint jobs. All of these things create an impression and establish a market position,” says Mark Paul, Business Development Marketing Manager for Grote Industries’ Canadian operations based in Markham, Ontario. Grote Industries’ core business is

But Grote’s unique lighting systems also attract other segments of the industry. Police and fire departments, emergency services and municipalities all customize vehicles with specific lighting configurations and other signature features in order to establish a specific brand. In addition to customizing lighting on vehicles, Grote Industries also has a reputation for advancements into white light technology. The company is known for its functional LED Worklamps. The LEDs, while providing a low amperage draw that uses less battery power than conventional incandescent lighting, are known for their powerful illumination and even distribution of light across the visibility spectrum. LEDs have no filaments which builds resistance against damage caused by vibrations. These resilient units have been especially useful in withstanding the rigours of harsh working

environments. Reduced power consumption, a cleaner brighter white, and more useable light are features which have made the LED Worklamp popular for the inside of trailers as well as for emergency vehicles and machinery for the farming, mining and construction industries. Whitelight (R) products are available in a variety of sizes and LED configurations for many applications. Customized products not only enhance image, but provide comfort. Air conditioning systems are also undergoing modifications that conform to changing rig designs and driver comfort with non-invasive installations. The Concord, Ontario based company, Cool Moves, sports the Ren Cool Combination Kit, an air conditioning unit with components which can be configured in different ways according to the specs of the truck and availability of space. Company president, Gary Wilson, says Cool Moves offers the widest range of mounting options in North America. Units can be mounted on the back wall of a cab, on the roof or using a so-called split system whereby operating components are placed wherever space provides. Cool Moves imports many of its products which can be packaged in multiple ways to suit customers’ needs. The company draws on its extensive experience installing systems in limited spaces. It services military hardware heating and AC units placed in tanks and armoured vehicles where unused space is at a premium. Though not a necessity for Class 8 trucks and trailers, industry watchers predict the market will ascend a continuing trajectory, spurred by the need for some degree of brand recognition.


The Safety Tip Adviser

Be Careful When You Tow Or Watch It Go!

By Alvis Violo


f you ever plan to involve yourself in activities such as camping, boating or some sort of automotive pastime, such as auto racing, then chances are you will need to do some towing. While it may seem hard to believe, towing an average-sized trailer is really easier than it looks. Before you attempt to tow a trailer however, make sure you learn to do it safely. Two of the most important things to remember when you tow are basic common sense and the ability to adjust your driving. When towing,

remember that everything you do while driving needs to be done at about half the speed when compared to driving without a trailer. When turning, you need to go much slower. When you are accelerating, do it much easier. If you need to brake, allow yourself a great deal more space to stop and when you change lanes, allow more room for your vehicle and the trailer. Follow these tips when attaching your trailer to the tow vehicle Know your vehicle’s towing capacity and the weight of what you are towing. You can find your vehicle’s capacity in the owner’s manual. To determine the weight of what you are towing, include the weight of the trailer itself and the object(s) on the trailer. Take into account any extras, like

of the boat. Choose a hitch with the proper rating. Hitches are ranked from Class I to Class V, and their towing capacity increases in each class. A Class I trailer can tow 907 kg while a Class V is rated to tow 4,536 kg. Connect the wiring for lights and brakes. Trailers have their own brake and turn signals, so make sure you have the proper wiring harness to connect the lights to your vehicle. If you are towing more than 680 kg, your province likely requires the trailer to have its own brakes, so be sure to connect those to your vehicle as well. Register your trailer; trailers need their own license plates. Before you take it on the road, obtain the proper registration and plates, the latter of

the back end. Know the width and length limits of cargo in your province. There are restrictions on how wide and long your cargo can be before you need to use flags or extra lights. For example, if you are towing long planks of wood, there will be a length at which your province requires you to affix a flag or red light to the end. Make sure the cargo is strapped down properly. Bumps in the road, hills and turns can cause cargo to shift. If the cargo gets off balance, it could rip the trailer off the hitch. Make sure everything is tightly packed and secured. Hook up your trailer and now that you have the equipment you need, securely attach the trailer to your vehicle by following these three steps. Attach the coupler to the

you cannot tow the trailer until you get the proper equipment. Make sure the ball is not worn out; grease the ball regularly to prevent wearing. Attach the safety chains between the trailers and tow vehicle. Cross the chains underneath the trailer tongue, making sure they are a little slack but do not drag on the ground. Then, attach the chains to the tow vehicle itself, not the hitch. The chains are a backup safety device designed to keep the trailer and tow vehicle connected should the hitch fail. Hook up all the electrical, and then test your lights. Take the time to learn how to properly connect and tow a trailer so you can reach your destination as smoothly as possible. Since recreational

you do not want your weekend of fun ruined by a trailer mishap. The last safety tip I have is one we hardly think about. Make sure your insurance policy allows for the towing of trailers. Find out if you have liability insurance in case something happens while towing and make sure the trailer and its contents will be covered in case they are damaged. Drive safe, think positive and be prosperous. Alvis Violo is the C.E.O. of Emergency Road Services Of Canada Inc., a coast to coast national roadside assistance company dedicated to the trucking industry in Canada and the U.S. For more information, visit www. or call 1-877-377-2262. Please send your questions, feedback or comments about

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Smokin’ Gord Cooper Faces Many Challenges


algary, Alberta – On the racetrack, “ S m o k i n ’ G o rd ” Cooper faces many challenges when racing with Canada’s first and fastest diesel drag semi, The Smokin’ Gun. With his personal best ¼ mile speed clocking

in at 119.88 mph, Cooper turns to Shell Rotella T ® Triple Protection ® to help keep his engine in top form. Cooper had been using Shell Rotella T for years when Shell Rotella became an official sponsor in 2005.

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“I’ve been using Rotella T for 20 years, and would never think about using anything else,” says Cooper. “No matter how hot I run my engine, I know that

Rotella T will keep my engine protected and continuously adapt to the needs of my engine for protection in these tough off-highway applications.”

Ranked Top Five Fastest Diesel Drag Racing Association Pro Rig in North America, The Smokin’ Gun takes 3,100 hp to

move 9,500 lbs down the 1/4 mile in less than 12.5 seconds, and gets to speeds over 120 mph, putting the rig’s twin-turbo engine

through some of the harshest racing conditions. In the summertime Cooper continues to tour

Canada with the Smokin’ Gun and his Crew, wowing race fans with spectacular burn-outs and fast 1/4 mile runs. When the racing season

ends Gord goes back to work full time hauling oversize and delicate oilfield equipment with his commercial trucking company, O.C.E.A.N. Hauling &

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mental standards. Shell can offer and deliver real value to your business by helping you adapt to the ever-changing maintenance and lubrication requirements of your fleet. Shell has developed an adaptable approach to fleets focused on delivering value in three areas. First would be products that help protect, extend maintenance intervals and deliver benefits such as improved fuel economy.

Second are innovative maintenance solutions to increase efficiencies. Third but not least is business services to help your fleet business. All of Shell’s heavy-duty engine oils, greases and antifreeze are designed to protect and deliver performance - Rotella®, Spirax®, Donax®, Retinax® and Rotella® ELC. Shell Canada Fleet 2010 Lubricant Technology Symposium

Shell Canada recently held a series of fleet information sessions in Toronto and Winnipeg, led by Shell’s global technology and marketing experts. Fleet owners and operators were about to discuss and learn more about topics including various new emission control technologies, equipment changes, fleet technology trends and understanding ways that lubricant technology can help to save fleet owners and operators s a v e m o n e y. More information on upcoming fleet sessions can be found at ca/fleet. Business Services Shell Canada’s Business Services include Shell Fleet Management - a program that is a custom analysis process designed to reduce fleet management costs. Shell LubeEquipment supports acquisition and set-up of lubricants storage and dispensing equipment. The Shell LubeAdvisor delivers technical advice, basic product recommendations and troubleshooting support for lubricant-related equipment problems. Maintenance Solutions Shell Canada also has maintenance solutions geared to make a fleet more efficient. The Lu-

beAnalyst tests the condition of your lubricant to monitor and track your equipment performance. The LubeCoach™ provides relevant training on topics such as storage and handling of lubricants, cleanliness of the lubricant and application of the lubricant, all very important to the life of our fleet.

S h e l l ’s On-Site Oil Analysis (OSA) is the only service of its kind in Canada. It tests oil samples and has results ready in minutes. Fleet owners and operators also receive a printed report that assesses the oil’s condition and level of engine wear. For example, the OSA engine report outlines the condition of the oil and air filters; condition of the rings, pistons, bearings and other vital internal parts, and the presence of contaminants. It also reports on the transmission and power steering, giving an analysis of those parts as well and recommends actions to take to correct emerging problems before they become serious. One of the most valuable maintenance solu-

tions in Shell’s lineup is the LubeVideoCheck™. This solution allows for assessment of internal engine conditions without the need for complete dismantling of the engine. A fiber-optic digital camera (video scope) is fed into the engine and transmits video images of key engine components to a hires monitor, which is an ideal way to find and decrease maintenance costs. The Shell LubeExpress del i v e r s f a s t e r, safer oil change service that helps extend engine life. This benefits the fleet immensely as the service is fast and clean. It optimizes the amount of fresh oil used by taking the exact amount of oil required for the change and no more! More contaminants are removed to extend engine life and you get greater protection as instant oil pressure is obtained from the start-up. The LubeExpress provides safer working conditions, less operational downtime, improved engine wear and protection and improved workshop cleanliness. Shell Canada can adapt to fleet business needs with their wide portfolio of products, business services and maintenance solutions that deliver real value.


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Ask the Fuel Expert

When Cheap Fuel Costs You More…

By Jack Lee


o you like shopping around for a good deal? I remember hearing about a guy who got a good deal on a new paint job for his truck…his brother-in-law was going to do it. No need to write any more because you can finish the rest of that story. I like a good deal and as a business owner I always try to get the best price from our suppliers, while taking into consideration all of the facts looking beyond just price. Take fuel for example. If you are driving a few blocks to save a couple of cents per litre to fill up your car, it makes sense. But is price-per-litre the best way to shop for your fleet? Let me ask you another question: Is fuel a commodity or an investment? If you view fuel as a commodity chances are you shop for fuel based on price alone. If you view fuel as an investment you are concerned about maximizing the return on your fuel investment and the resulting productivity. Sound complicated? Really it’s not. Let me explain.

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If you refuel your fleet with a supplier that gives you a “low price guarantee” you don’t get much else, just the fuel. There usually is not a written service guarantee that ensures you get the fuel you need, anytime, day or night; not to mention emergencies. And what about fuel shortages? Will you be lined up with everybody else waiting for the big oil companies? Cheap fuel suppliers can leave you in the

l u r c h too, stopping your work. Now that’s expensive. If the cost of fuel is your only concern then are you 100% sure that you are getting every drop you pay for? Unless there is 100% transparency you could be getting less. If your fuel delivery company does not monitor each refuelling occasion digitally and can show you how much fuel was delivered, to the exact drop, you have no real proof. Low cost price leaders typically do not invest in technology and as a result you do not get more than a simple invoice with each fill… that’s it. Total Fuel Management delivers more for your money! When you use a Total Fuel Management Company, like 4Refuel, you will get a competitive price

and they will deliver a whole lot more. A big part of that is information that you can use to calculate the return on your fuel investment. With each fill up, you know, to the drop, how much fuel each truck or piece of equipment got and when it was refuelled. You can get that data delivered to you in real time via email in addition to data that shows how much time that particular unit was productive, how much downtime and key operating information like time spent idling, hard acceleration etc. All this is important stuff if you care about your bottom line productivity. Total Fuel Management minimizes the risks associated with refuelling too because drivers are certified, trained professionals, so you won’t have to pay for costly cleanups. If there is a regional fuel shortage the top TFM companies will guarantee delivery because they work with a number of suppliers in and outside of your territory. You’ll be working while others are waiting. And that is priceless! Jack Lee is CEO of 4Re-

fuel Inc. the largest on-site fuel management company in Canada and a global leader in technol-

ogy designed to help businesses reduce their fuel expenses. Got a question about

fuel? Ask the fuel expert by emailing Jack at askthefuelexpert @ 4refuel. com.


Legal Matters

Facility Audits

By Mark Reynolds


TO has the authority to conduct a Facility Audit at an operator’s place of business, which includes a review of books and records pertaining to the operator’s trucking business. When MTO decides to audit a particular operator, the auditor will contact the operator, usually by fax, informing them of the intention to conduct the audit, usually about a week in advance of the intended audit. The letter that is faxed to the

operator outlines the types of records the auditor will expect to see during the audit and the time and date that the audit will commence. The auditor will then attend at the operator’s place of business to review documents such as Hours of Work records, Maintenance files and so forth. At the outset of the audit, the auditor traditionally cautions the operator that any statements made by the operator can be used in any prosecutions against the operator that may result from the audit. If the operator wishes to have a representative at the audit, the operator usually contacts the representative to attend from the start of the audit. The purpose of having a representative at the audit is to sit with the auditor and contest anything that the auditor may wish to use during the

audit that may reduce the operator’s score at the end of the audit, and also to ensure that the auditor is following proper procedures. The representative is usually a former MTO auditor and representation at a Facility Audit is highly recommended. When an audit is conducted, the auditor will review documents such as log books going back as far as 6 months. Any issues found in the log books can result in the operator or the driver, or both being charged with an offence. It’s easy to see how a great many charges could result given that each driver will have about 180 days of logs and if the operator is operating 10 trucks there would be 1800 logs to choose from and charges laid for any discrepancies. A common discrepancy would be receipts that

don’t match logs. For example, the log shows that the driver is in a certain location and the receipt for the same date and time shows a different location, this would be considered a false log. Other issues may include drivers being over their allowable hours, or failing to submit logs to the operator. The auditor may also review documents such as Trip Inspection Reports. A common problem with inspection reports would be if the auditor looks at 50 inspection reports for a specific driver and truck and notices that no defects are ever detected, this would appear to be somewhat suspicious. Although it may be somewhat inconvenient to note every minor defect, it is important to do so. If an inspection report indicates no defects on a given day and the operator produces

a work order showing that there were repairs performed on the vehicle that day, that should have shown up on the inspection report, the driver and or operator is liable to be charged. It’s easy to think that a minor paperwork issue can be ignored but if the operator is audited there

is a very good chance that your paperwork issue may result in charges. Mark Reynolds is a licenced paralegal, a former truck driver, MTO Enforcement Officer, Provincial Trainer and Enforcement Coordinator and can be reached at 416.221.6888 or MarkReynolds@OTTLegal. com.


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Low Cost Producer, the Origins of Speed Limiters

By Robert D. Scheper


low cost producer is not interested in hiring the most professional of drivers. They hunt for low cost bodies that simultaneously fog a mirror and not attract higher insurance premiums. Using this business model the company has to consider their equipment and fuel costs, so they voluntarily speed limit their trucks. They have chosen to be a low cost producer, more interested in increasing volume and cutting costs than in servicing quality customers with good paying freight. Their business model primarily attracts customers by cutting freight rates. A service oriented producer is not focused so much on cost but on value. They charge a premium rate for their premium service and hire quality drivers who operate equipment professionally and deliver exceptional service. In this model, value is brought to the customer by quality carriers who meet or exceed service expectations and the customer pays accordingly. Now let’s say a low cost producer wanted to bid on a time sensitive higher service oriented contract (an example of this would be Purolator). It would mean higher margins for the company because they’re quoting on high service rates while positioning themselves as a low cost provider, a bold short sighted (but not uncommon) business move. They try to cheat their business model. This strategy is attempted as often as possible but it is rarely sustainable. Now let’s say two com-

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panies pick up their trailers from the same time sensitive shipper in Toronto on their way to Vancouver. One is the low cost company (voluntarily speed limiting their trucks) and the other a quality trucking company (focused on servicing the time sensitive customer and not governing their drivers). The low cost producer will periodically be at a disadvantage all along the trip because their restricted speed ranges anywhere from 0-15 km/h below posted limits. Therefore, it becomes mathematically improbable for this low cost producer to meet

customer expectations consistently on this time sensitive higher margin freight. Unless, what if that low cost producer refuses to acknowledge their business model limitations? What if they have OTA connections to legislate quality service providers DOWN to low cost service standards (through universal speed limiters)? They can “level the playing field” by removing the quality from the free market system. So who suffers? Everyone! After the service expectations have been reduced to a “level playing field”, time sensitive

freight becomes little more than cost conscious freight. Thanks to the Ontario Trucking Association, universal speed limiters mean a continuation of universal price gouging across Canada. There is less service for the customer, less margins for trucking companies and less ability to provide bonuses to employees and shareholders. This mentality is greedy, short sighted and originates from people who don’t understand or don’t want to understand their industry. Who cares how many years they’ve been in the industry; age does not guarantee wisdom and

understanding! The solution is simple; get special interest groups such as the OTA out of the supply and demand system. Stop legislating a quality profit oriented industry into a mediocre regulatory abyss. Robert D. Scheper operates an accounting and consulting firm in Steinbach,

Manitoba. He has a Masters Degree in Business Administration and is the author of the Book “Making Your Miles Count: taxes, taxes, taxes” (now available on CD). You can find him at www. and or at 1-877-987-9787. You can email him at


Brenntag North America, Inc.

Diesel Exhaust Fluid When & Where You Need It


renntag is the world’s largest distributor of Diesel Exhaust Fluid. Brenntag’s experience with Diesel Exhaust Fluid begins in Europe where we currently supply DEF (or in Europe referred to as Adblue®), to truck stops, fleets, and fuel/ oil distributors. Brenntag established our leadership position by leveraging our existing structure of facilities and equipment which is compatible with Diesel Exhaust Fluid. Brenntag continues to provide Europe with quality Adblue® delivered when and where you need it. In North America Brenntag has a similar infrastructure to Europe that is comprised of over 100 terminals in most major cities that can bring in bulk urea and supply customers from coast to coast. Brenntag also maintains the high-

est quality standards in handling and transporting DEF. Quality is a key differentiator for Brenntag; we promote TerraCair® Ultrapure Diesel Exhaust Fluid. TerraCair® is sourced from one Company, CF Industries who recently acquired Terra Industries. TerraCair® maintains supply chain integrity from start to finish. So when you use TerraCair® you receive a Certificate of Analysis which traces the product from Brenntag back to the production facility. In each step of the supply chain Brenntag tests and retests to ensure the product is on spec when you receive it. This supply chain integrity is why most truck manufacturers choose TerraCair® for their factory fill and dealer aftermarket. Brenntag supplies DEF in 2.5 US gallon (9.46 L) bottles, 55 US gallon (208

L) drums, 330 US gallon (1,249 L) totes and in bulk and can provide dispensing equipment as well. Equipment options range to include electric tote pumps, up to 1,000 and 2,000 US gallon or greater,

mini-bulk above ground storage tanks. Because DEF is a chemical, special equipment is required for dispensing. Brenntag engineering evaluates equipment solutions to ensure performance and compat-

ibility. Brenntag prides itself on having the best service and support network for DEF as well. Brenntag offers strategically located DEF terminals for customer pick up or we can deliver as well.

Brenntag delivers over 70% of our orders next day. We also offer single point order entry and remit to as well. DEF demand is growing as new trucks roll off the assembly lines. Companies and individuals who purchase these new trucks need assurances that high quality supply will be reliable and affordable. One call to Brenntag puts our national network of resources to work for you. With well-placed Canadian warehousing and packaging facilities located in key business centers coast to coast, DEF product is never far away. Contact our Diesel Exhaust Fluid Sales Team at 877.363.5843 or email def@ or visit our website at Quality Products, Superior Service… Coast to Coast.


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NeW Products & Services

Boomerang Tracking

Third Annual Vehicle Theft Awareness Month Educating the Public on Proactively Protecting Their Vehicles From Theft


ith consumers across Ontario continuing to pay the price for the ongoing problem of vehicle theft, Boomerang Tracking, Canada’s leader in stolen vehicle recovery, launched the third annual Vehicle Theft Awareness Month in July to provide valuable theft protection information to vehicle owners. Today’s Professional Thieves Recent figures released by Statistics Canada showed that 125,000 vehicles disappeared in Canada in 2008 – one every four minutes - confirming that vehicle theft remains an expensive crime for every driver on the road. Even more alarming, the Insurance Bureau of Canada reported that 67% of vehicles stolen in the Toronto area are not recovered. This is due in large part to the fact that the majority of vehicle theft is the work of professional thieves. In the trucking industry, thieves were in the past only interested in the cargo itself but one of the latest trends that Boomerang is seeing is the seizure of the transport equipment along with the load it is carrying. Reality of Theft Mireille Alvo recently had her brand new Toyota

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Matrix stolen only three months after purchasing it. After parking in her workplace lot as usual, she returned to find her parking space empty and her car nowhere to be found. “It was horrible. You feel violated. It is just a car, and that’s the reality, but it’s not just losing the car, it’s losing a sense of trust. I have to continue parking in that lot every day so I had to regain trust in the environment.” she commented. Consequences of Theft While it is true that most insurance policies will cover a vehicle loss, drivers could expect to pay at least $2,500 in out of pocket expenses from a theft in lost vehicle contents, loss of use of vehicle, loss of down payment, potential rental car costs and increases in insurance premiums on a replacement vehicle. The prevalence of vehicle theft and its consequences are real for every driver. “While many drivers might feel like vehicle theft is a problem that will never happen to them, that is unfortunately not always the case,” commented Scott Nilson, General Manager of Boomerang Tracking. “Every driver has a part to play in stopping vehicle theft: it is essential that consumers take a pro-

active role in protecting themselves. We believe that the more layers of protection a driver uses, the safer their vehicle will be.” Free Tools To Learn More To educate consumers about vehicle theft,

Boomerang Tracking has published the Keeping Track booklet, a guide to protect vehicles from theft. It includes a review of vehicle theft in Canada and the four methods of protection against theft. A free electronic version is available at www.

B o o m e r a n g Tr a c k i n g . com/knowledge. In addition, throughout July Boomerang Tracking updated its YouTube channel with the three part testimonial of the victim who experienced vehicle theft first hand and is viewable at www. To date, the Boomerang Tracking devices have aided in the recovery of close to 7,000 vehicles and other assets with an approximate value of $350 million, including incidentals.


NeW Products & Services

Temper Axle Products Corporation

New Doctor Preload Bearing Adjustment Tool


octor Preload bearing adjustment tool, manufactured by Temper Axle Products Corporation, is a breakthrough in wheel end bearing adjustment. Designed to adjust tapered roller bearings to light preload position with a high degree of accuracy, the tool enables technicians to complete the bearing

adjustment process in less than one minute. A single nut Temper-Loc nut rounds out the bearing adjustment system and the procedure is straightforward. The wheel-end is assembled in place on the spindle. The technician ensures that the assembly is up in the proper position on the spindle, and not sagging out of position. Next,

the Temper-Loc Nut is hand tightened against the outer bearing. Doctor Preload is applied to the spindle end, adjusted to the Roll-In Zone and the wheel is turned three revolutions. Then, the tool is adjusted to the Set point for the axle (Drive/ Trailer or Front), and the nut is again hand tightened to secure the preload. The tool is removed, and

the single-nut Temper-Loc is locked in place with a fingertip controlled retaining key. The Truck and Bus Wheel Subcommittee of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), established target preload settings. Entitled “Setting Preload in Heavy Duty Wheel Bearings”, SAE J2535 is the basis for the final setting

preloads established using Doctor Preload. SAE published a paper presented by the company at the 2009 Commercial Vehicle Conference in Chicago: “Technology Breakthrough Achieves Objectives for SAE Preload Targets in Heavy Duty Wheel Ends”, paper number 2009-012887. Doctor Preload and Temper-Loc Nuts are receiving a warm reception in the US trucking industry. Fleet owners appreciate the operating benefits of optimally adjusted wheel ends, and fleets are adopting the products as their standard. A major food products importer is work-

ing to specify the Doctor Preload technology on their new equipment purchases. Heavy-duty truck and trailer service organizations like the time savings they get, and the ability to deliver a consistently higher quality service to their fleet customers. Temper Technology Products Corporation, located in Niagara-on-the-Lake in Southern Ontario, is Temper’s Canadian distribution company. Doctor Preload and Temper are registered trademarks of Temper Corporation. For more information call 518.853.3467 or visit our website at


Bully Dog Technologies

Ceramic Coated Exhaust Manifolds


merican Falls, ID – Are you looking for the best exhaust manifolds in the market? Bully Dog is pleased to announce the availability of ceramic coated exhaust systems for Class 8 engines. The first manifold developed is the E Model Exhaust Manifold. This new manifold will replace stock exhaust manifolds

on E Model 3406E engines ’94-‘00 as well as C-15 engines ’99-’04. The E Model Manifold is guaranteed to provide 0.3 to 0.4 mpg improvement in fuel economy gains, as well as add 30 additional hp to the rear wheels. The entire manifold is finished

with a high performance ceramic coating; which improves air flow, as well as it lowers exhaust temperatures radiating off of the manifold by 300 degrees. Independent testing on a Saenz flow bench confirms air flow improvements of 18% over a stock manifold. For more information about the Bully Dog E Model Manifold, to find a dealer near you, read testimonials of other drivers using

t h e product and to calculate your yearly savings after installing the manifold, visit www. or call Peter Friesen at 902.331.1372.


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Wheels & tires

TAABS Wheel Balancers

Regional Steer Tire Family Now Increase Tire Life, Fuel Mileage, & Save Money Verified by SmartWay


ort Mill, South Carolina (July 20th, 2010) The entire regional steer tire family of products from Continental Tire the Americas, LLC (“Continental”) has now been added to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) SmartWay® Transport Partnership’s list of verified fuel savings technologies. Continental’s HSR2® (Heavy Steer Regional), HSR1 and HSR truck tires were recently verified by SmartWay as low rolling resistance truck tires. The HSR2 is the latest generation of regional steer and allposition truck tires, featuring a 23/32” deep improved cut and chip resistant tread compound for optimal performance; patented groove geometry for better resistance to cracking and tearing; a protective curb rib for high scrub applications; and the VAI® + system of visual alignment and tread depth indicators. HSR1, also in the regional tire family, features reduced noise and excellent wet traction through an optimized tread pattern. The HSR is a previous generation tire which is still in use by

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many regional fleets today, and its tough casing lasts multiple lifetimes as a retreaded tire across North America. Continental offers a wide selection of truck tires that have been verified by the EPA for low rolling resistance when used for Class 8, line haul trucks. The complete list of SmartWay verified tire products which

are currently available from Continental includes the following. Steer consists of HSL2, HSL2 Eco Plus, HSR2, HSR2 Eco Plus, HSR1, HSR, Drive has HDL Eco Plus, HDL2 Eco Plus, HDL2 DL Eco Plus and Trailer has HTL Eco Plus and

HTL1. Tires verified by the EPA for lower rolling resistance can provide a reduction in NOx emissions and an estimated fuel savings of 3% or greater, relative to the “best selling” new tires for line haul trucks, when used on all five axles on long haul class 8 trucks. According to the EPA SmartWay Transport Partnership Web site, its projected savings of between 3.3 and 6.6 billion gallons of diesel fuel per year represents a savings of as much as 150 million barrels of oil per year. This is the equivalent of taking 12 million cars off the road, leading SmartWay partners to save nearly $10 billion in operating costs. Continental also participates in the SmartWay Transport Partnership as a shipper partner, committing to reduce its environmental impacts from ground freight transportation. The majority of Continental tire products are shipped within SmartWay’s environmentally sensitive guidelines. To locate a dealer for Continental truck tires, visit



nnovative, dependable, money saving describe what our product is all about. TAABS is an automatic wheel balancing system for commercial trucks and trailers. By dynamically balancing tires, TABB Wheel Balancers give owners and operators the competitive advantages they want. TAABS’ innovative design ensures top performance. The outer casing is built from marine grade aluminum. Inside, 32 oz of steel chromed ball bearings rest in a non-toxic, environmentally friendly dimethicone silicone. As the wheels rotate, the ball bearings work to counteract imbalances the tire assembly experiences. The advantages are obvious: cabin vibration is reduced; the product contains no harmful lead, mercury or PCB’s; and, the silicone is extremely resistant to extreme temperatures (-162°F). For a complete demonstration of how TABBS work, watch our video at www.taabs-int. com TAABS Wheel Balancers are dependable and easy to install. We have Five Series of Balancers. They will fit 22.5” and 24.5” steers, drives, and trailers with both steel and aluminum wheels. Installation is as easy as changing your tires. TAABS mount easily behind the steer and between drive and trailer wheels. Money Saving? Absolutely! Trials with fleet companies across Canada have demonstrated that in only 8 months, tires show at least 10% and up to 30% less wear. Trailers have shown up to 20% less wear. The savings on ten tires – average cost $500 - could be as much as $1500. Over a five-year period, a truck and trailer savings could be as much as $10,300! We are so sure of our product that we offer a 5 year unlimited Mile Warranty and a 90 day Money Back Guarantee.

Increasing costs and uncertain markets are a difficult challenge for responsible owner/operators and fleet managers. TABBS offers a reliable solution in an uncertain economy. Increase truck and tire mileage, ensure a smoother ride, and save

money with TABBS. We are a Canadian owned and operated company and we would be proud to serve you. We can balance your tires AND your pocketbook. For more information, call 403.827.4044 or visit m.


Wheels & tires

Robotic Polishing for Heavy Trucks, Trailers, Buses & RV’s


eamington Ontario, – Shining Glory Robotic Polishing offers aluminum rim polishing for heavy trucks, trailers, buses & RV’s with our robotic polishing machine and bead cleaning. We also offer polishing, by hand, for your tanks, steps, battery boxes etc. In our machine we’re able to do 19.5, EU19.5, 22.5, 24.5, super singles

and extra wide steers and the tires can stay on! For owner/operators, we honour truckers’ hours and understand that your down-time is crucial; we own two VIS polishing machines and are able to get you and your truck in and out in less than four hours when you drive in! Need to book an appointment within 24 hours or you can drop your rims off.

Attention fleet owners, enhance your safety program by removing unsafe wheels from your inventory, and lighten your load by replacing your steel rims with reconditioned, polished and inspected rims or brand new aluminum rims; we’re the official distributor for “Alexrims” in Eastern Canada. We offer other services such as timely pick-up

and delivery of your rims at no charge if on our current route. Please call for details! We also offer interior “detailing”. While your truck is getting the rims clean and shiny why not the inside? For more information or to book an appointment call Shining Glory Robotic Polishing, 538 Highway 77, Leamington, Ohio, USA at 877.221.8228.


Tire Retread & Repair Information Bureau [TRIB]

The Importance of Tire Inflation By Harvey Brodsky


othing is more important than maintaining proper tire inflation if you want your tires to last longer and be trouble free. Why aren’t more truck tires maintained with the proper amount of air for

the load being carried? Part of the answer is that it isn’t easy to check 18 tires with a calibrated tire gauge at least once weekly. It’s easy to tell you how important it is to check your tires with a gauge instead of by thumping. But

it’s a lot less trouble than to be down with a damaged tire –caused because of under inflation, or over inflation – in the middle of nowhere in the middle of the night on some dark, scary two lane road. The Tire Retread & Repair Information Bureau

has a wealth of important information about how to properly maintain your tires, with a special emphasis on proper tire inflation. Let us send you a FREE package of useful information. You’ll have enough good material to keep you

reading for a week, and the best part is you’ll learn more about how to properly maintain your tires, which in the long run will keep more of your money in your pocket, where it belongs. Our packet contains a great CD and DVD, loaded

with useful information, and the DVD features a retread plant tour which is fun to watch. To get an information package call 888.473.8732, our toll free number from the U.S. or Canada, or send an email to info@


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Section Française

Theme du Mois: Les Systèmes de Conditionnement de l’Air

Des Systèmes de Conditionnement de l’Air Conforment aux Normes Écologiques, et Aussi aux Exigences du Client Par Marek Krasuski Traduit Par Kay Redhead


ettre le moteur au ralenti ne sert à rien, mais les conducteurs de poids lourds diesel ont jusqu’ici utilisé cette méthode pour garder au chaud le moteur et le carburant, pour masquer les bruits et les odeurs, pour assurer la sécurité et pour garder la température de la cabine soit chaude ou froide pendant les périodes de repos. Les conséquences de cette pratique sont accompagnées de chiffres ahurissants qui nous donnent une image très inquiétante de la perte de l’énergie, du gaspillage de coûts financiers et des dommages infligés à l’environnement. Il existe des études qui indiquent que l’industrie de transport consomme plus d’un milliard de gallons de carburant diesel par an quand les moteurs sont au ralenti. Si cette pratique est éliminée, il sera possible d’économiser plus de 2,000 $ par camion par année. A la suite de l’introduction de loi contre le ralenti du moteur, initiés comme toujours en Californie, les systèmes de chauffage et de refroidissement sont en train de subir des changements considérables. Des technologies nouvelles permettent aux conducteurs de fermer le moteur principal pendant un arrêt, pour se fier à une batterie à bord ou à une unité de puissance auxiliaire (AUP, auxiliary power unit) qui, dans certains cas, utilise une source alimentaire externe. La série Sleeping Well est une marque de conditionnement de

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l’air connu comme très éfficace avec un systéme climatisant sans ralenti à 12 volts qui ne consomme aucun carburant, ne décharge aucune émission, marche sans bruit, n’a besoin que de très peu d’entretien et offre un retour d’investissement très rapide. La compagnie Wilson Instruments de Campbellford, Ontario, Canada, est un des distributeurs de Sleeping Well. C’est cette compagnie qui a établi un réseau de distribution pour ce produit d’origine italienne qui a gagné le marché européen et plus tard a été modifié pour se faire accepter par le marché nord-américain. « On avait besoin d’un produit plutôt orienté vers un système de composants qu’on pouvait installer et retirer facilement  » nous a expliqué Gary Wilson, président de la compagnie. Les systèmes Sleeping Well utilisent des APU alimentés de batteries qui sont capables de fournir dix heures de puissance avant d’être rechargées. C’est un système à trois composants, un évaporateur monté en haut dans la cabine oû se trouve la plus grande concentration de chaleur, un compresseur placé dans la boite de rangement sous le lit et un condensateur monté à l’extérieur de la cabine. Les deux unités, la plus petite et la plus grande, ont 3200 et 6000 BTU, comparés à des unités de climatisation plus grandes qui utilisent jusqu’à 10,000 BTU. Les unités Sleeping Well sont relativement petites mais Wilson nous met en garde contre l’idée que ce qui est plus grand est meilleur.

Ces unités sont placées stratégiquement afin de maximiser la conversion d’air chaud et d’humidité en air froid. « Nous avons la possibilité d’utiliser un BTU de puissance plus petite parce que notre évaporateur est monté plus haut à l’intérieur du véhicule, ce qui lui permet de marcher avec une éfficacité accrue. Nos systémes marchent dans la chaleur oû ils réussissent le mieux, » Wilson nous a expliqué que souvent les unités de ses concurrents sont montées au fond de la cabine et poussent l’air froid de dessous. Sleeping Well, au contraire, extrait la chaleur et l’humidité de la partie supérieure de l’unité, ne laissant effectivement que l’air plus froid. L’éfficacité du systéme de climatisation est donc basée sur la source de puissance. « Tout dépend des batteries » a continué Wilson,  » Du moment oû on améliore la puissance des batteries, elles durent plus longtemps,  » Wilson Instruments choisit cellesci selon la demande individuelle du conducteur. Les camionneurs qui voyagent plus fréquemment aux régions chaudes et humides, comme le Texas et le Nouveau Méxique, ont besoin des plus grandes unités et des batteries plus puissantes, capables de faire marcher le climatiseur plus longtemps pour contrebalancer des conditions climatiques plus extrèmes. Innovative Transportation Solutions (ITS) Distributing, un autre fournisseur de la série Sleeping Well, a récemment annoncé qu’il va equiper ses unités avec des Battery Isolaters 48530 qui promettent une solution plus flexible que les isolateurs traditionnels. La batterie est plus petite et plus légère et engendre moins de chaleur que ses concurrents. Elle épargne le système de chargement, en évitant la connexion avec la batterie auxiliaire.

La batterie principale est chargée jusqu’à 13.2V, ce qui utilise une moindre force sur les composants couteux du système de chargement et ainsi prolonge la vie du produit, selon les informations sur le site web ITS. Les unités de puissance auxiliaires qui approvisionnent les climatiseurs, les chauffeurs et d’autres appareils prolongent aussi la vie du moteur, économisent le carburant, réduisent la pollution de l’air et du bruit et évitent le danger de contravenir aux règlements toujours plus punitifs sur la marche au ralenti. Il faut ajouter, pourtant, que tout le monde n’est pas d’accord sur les APU. Certains intéressés trouvent que le système d’APU (auxiliary power units) manque d’efficacité en général. « Il n’existe pas une seule APU qui n’est pas problématique, » nous a dit un certain représentant. Les unités APU coûtent jusqu’à 12,000 $ et ont besoin d’un entretien supplémentaire, ce qui entraine des dépenses supplémentaires pour des vidanges plus fréquentes et un temps mort plus long pour le véhicule. Parmi les prétentions qui garantissent les unités de haute efficacité se trouve le système Bergstrom NITE fourni par Espar Heating Systems. La dernière version du No-Idle Thermal Environment, connu sous le nom de NITE Plus, présente une capacité de refroidissement engendrée avec moins de puissance de batterie qui promet un cycle plus long et une ambiance plus froide. Il présente aussi de nouveaux échangeurs de chaleur et un écoulement d’air de conception nouvelle qui assurent un refroidissement efficace d’une capacité de 4,680 BTU à l’heure. Une autre marque d’AC qui ne se fie pas aux unités de puissance auxiliaire

(APU) est le Arctic Breeze Truck AC par Hammond Air Conditioning. Ce système de climatisation à 12V/DC ne fait pas de bruit ni de vibration et utilise des ressources d’énergie renouvelables. Avec un retour potentiel de seulement 12 mois, le Arctic Breeze n’utilise que 45 ampères et fournit 8000 BTU de refroidissement. « Basé sur un cycle de 50 à 60%, le système ne consomme que un moyen de 650 watts à l’ heure » ainsi dit le site web de la compagnie. Le Arctic Breeze prend sa puissance de 6 batteries de camion qui maintiennent un niveau de confort optimale de 12 à 16 heures, dépendant de l’heure du jour, de la couleur du camion et du nombre d’accessoires. Cool Moves, une compagnie basée à Concord, Ontario, offre une série de solutions de refroidissement écologiques. Ses deux produits, Bycool et Minicool, sont des systèmes légers et de puissance basse qui se conforment à toutes les normes écologiques. Les modèles Mochila, Revolution, Dynamic et Compact se montent facilement sur

le mur oû sur le toit de la cabine. Le système de refroidissement évaporateur se composent de l’unité elle-même et d’un réservoir d’eau. Un tableau de bord permet au conducteur de modérer le débit de l’eau, la vitesse du ventilateur et les arrêts éventuels. La pompe montée sur le réservoir qui contrôle le débit de l’eau marche sans bruit et en accord avec le réglage prévu sur le tableau de bord. Ce processus élimine la chaleur et ne laisse qu’un air frais légèrement humidifié. Le réservoir n’a besoin que de l’eau du robinet chaque deux ou trois jours. Des démonstrations à des expositions commerciales ont confirmé que ces unités utilisent de l’énergie de façon efficace; chaque unité a marché pendant trois jours, à raison d’une batterie du groupe 31 chacune. Le Mochila et Revolution ont été vérifiés par Smartway. Les systèmes de climatisation démontrent encore une fois la flexibilité de l’industrie de transport qui se montre à la hauteur d’accepter le défi des normes plus strictes écologiques.


Boomerang Tracking

Repérage Boomerang A Lancé Pour La Troisième Fois Le Mois De La Sensibilisation Au Vol De Véhicules


es consommateurs à travers le Québec continuent toujours de payer le prix pour le problème du vol de véhicules. Voilà pourquoi Repérage Boomerang, chef de file au Canada en repérage de véhicules volés, a lancé pour la troisième fois en juillet le mois de la sensibilisation au vol de véhicules afin de fournir aux conducteurs de précieux renseignements sur comment bien se protéger. Les voleurs professionnels d’aujourd’hui utilisent de nouvelles méthodes De récentes statistiques publiées par Statistiques Canada démontrent que

125,000 véhicules ont disparu au Canada en 2008, un toutes les quatre minutes, confirmant que le vol de véhicules demeure un crime coûteux pour chaque conducteur sur la route. Le taux de vols de véhicules à Montréal est de 30% supérieur à la moyenne canadienne et 50 véhicules par jour sont volés dans les rues de Montréal. Plus alarmant encore, le BAC rapporte que 2 sur 3 véhicules volés dans la région de Montréal ne sont pas récupérés. Cela est dû en grande partie au fait que la majorité des vols de véhicules est l’œuvre de voleurs professionnels. Peter Lambrinakos,

Commandant du SPVM (Service de police de la Ville de Montréal), note que les voleurs utilisent de nouveaux moyens pour voler des véhicules. «Certaines organisations retirent la serrure de la porte du véhicule, branchent un ordinateur au module de commande du moteur, extraient les informations du véhicule, remettent la serrure et sortent du véhicule. Avec cette information en main, les voleurs peuvent facilement faire une copie de la clé et peuvent ainsi voler le véhicule lorsque bon leur semblera. D’autres voleurs partent à la recherche de voitures de luxe à travers les annonces classées sur Internet. Ils appellent

alors le propriétaire pour un rendez-vous, font un essaie routier avec la voiture et la vole, » conclut le Commandant Lambrinakos. Les conséquences du vol Bien qu’il est vrai que la plupart des polices d’assurance couvre la perte d’un véhicule, les conducteurs doivent s’attendre à payer au moins 2,500 $ de leur poche en dépenses reliées au vol tel que les items volatilisés dans le véhicule, la perte d’usage du véhicule, la perte de l’acompte initial, les éventuels frais de location de voiture et l’augmentation de la prime d’assurance sur un véhicule de remplacement. « Chaque con-

ducteur a une part à jouer afin d’arrêter le vol de véhicules: il est essentiel que les consommateurs jouent un rôle proactif afin de se protéger euxmêmes. Nous croyons que plus le conducteur utilise de couches de protection, plus son véhicule sera en sécurité, » affirme Scott Nilson, Directeur général de Repérage Boomerang. Des Outils Gratuits Pour En Apprendre Plus Pour éduquer la population face au vol de véhicules, Repérage Boomerang a publié le guide de protection contre le vol de véhicules Sur les traces. On y retrouve un survol de l’état du vol de véhicules au Canada ainsi

que des quatre moyens de prévention contre le vol. Une version électronique est disponible sur le www. connaissance. Repérage Boomerang à mis à jour sa chaîne sur YouTube avec le témoignage en trois parties d’une résidente de Montréal qui a expérimenté le vol de son véhicule trois mois seulement après qu’elle l’ait acheté et peut être visionné sur le http://www. Depuis sa création en 1995, Repérage Boomerang a repéré près de 7,000 véhicules représentant une valeur de plus de 350 millions $, incluant les repérages fortuits.


MAXON Lift Corp

Maxon Lift & Purkeys Electric Announce Partnership


anta Fe Springs, California, July 2, 2010 – MAXON Lift Corp. and Purkeys Fleet Electric have formalized their decade-long informal relationship with a strategic partnership agreement. Both companies are the leaders in their respective areas: MAXON is the largest single brand manufacturer of lift gates in the world and Purkeys Fleet Electric is the industry expert when it comes to the electrical needs of national fleets. The ultimate goal of this partnership is to combine our industry experience resulting in the best product available today: the correct lift gate for our customer’s application AND the best electrical system to keep the lift gate (along with other truck/ trailer attachments) running and on the road. Battery charging issues have always been a hot topic for fleets. Lately, these issues have escalated due to new idling laws that put additional constraints on recharging times for batteries. Addi-

tionally, more and more attachments and tools on trucks and trailers are in need of electric power. This partnership will aid in resolving the issues arising at the point of sales regarding what is needed in terms of the lift gate and total battery charging capacity. This cooperation will result in a greater body of knowledge that will get incorporated into MAXON’s future lift gate designs. Purkeys Fleet Electric owner, Bruce Purkey, is a well known expert in the transport industry. With well over 32 years of combined experience, Bruce is known as TMC’s “Doctor Electricity” and a Silver Spark Plug recipient. Bruce’s other achievements include: developing and running the electrical skills station for TMC’s Super Tech competition since it started back in 2005; he’s served as a member on the board of ASE for mechanic certification; he’s assisted with writing electrical test material for ASE; he’s worked

with fleets on electrical issues and has been developing solutions for the past 3 decades; with the aid of his team, Bruce has conducted electrical training for both large and small fleets and he’s developed testing tools, procedures and products to make working on electrical systems an easier and more exact science for fleets, tractors and trailers. Purkeys Fleet Electric has been serving heavy-duty fleets’ electrical needs for over twenty years. Based in Northwest Arkansas, Purkeys Fleet Electric serves many regional and national fleets across North America. They pride themselves on providing the highest level of electrical expertise to every customer. Purkeys Fleet Electric’s goal is to help their customers reduce their electrical maintenance costs and equipment usage so they get the most out of their electrical equipment. Their approach is to look at the electrical system as

a whole, not just the component parts. They work hard so that their customers get the maximum return on investment with their electrical systems. Purkeys Fleet Electric’s

customers range from small operations to the largest trucking companies in the nation. They provide the highest level of service to all customers regardless of how many

trucks in their fleet. They work with heavy-duty vehicles of all types. More company information can be obtained at 800.219.1269 or www.


MAXON Lift Corp

Arnold Kowal New Product Manager


anta Fe Springs, CA (July 16, 2010) – MAXON Lift Corp. is pleased to announce Arnold Kowal’s newly appointed role as Product Manager. Arnold brings well over 25 years of industry experience to this position. His knowledge of

the liftgate industry makes him the ideal candidate to fulfill this demanding role. As Product Manager, Arnold will manage, coordinate, and provide strategic planning of activities concerned with the research and development of new or improved concepts, ideas, basic product data and applications for all of Maxon’s products. “Arnold is a seasoned professional with extensive technical experience and liftgate product knowledge. His expertise contributes to Maxon’s leadership role in the industry”, says Anton Griessner, Vice President of Business Development & Marketing. Join us in congratulating Arnold to

this newly appointed role. Arnold can be reached at 1-800-227-4116 or Maxon Lift Corp. was founded in 1957. That same year, owner Max Lugash invented the TUKA-WAY® liftgate, which remains the largest selling style of liftgate in North America. For more than fifty years, Maxon Lift Corp. has initiated and developed a variety of innovative products that have become truck equipment industry benchmarks. More company information can be obtained from Maxon and local Maxon sales representatives at 1-800-227-4116 or www.


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RCB Truck & Trailer Ltd. 5600 Richmond Ave. E. Brandon, MB, R7A 7L5 Tel: 204.727.4850 Fax: 204.727.2068 Email: Contact: Rick Blaine







NAPA Auto Parts Box 1276 Brooks, AB T1R 1C1 Tel: 403.501.5551 Fax: 403.501.5665 Email: Contact: Brian Sieble



200 Oak Point Highway Winnipeg, MB, R2R 1V1 Tel: 204.956.9490 Fax: 204.949.9493 Email: Contact: Louise Ross

Unit #82-5329-72nd Ave. S.E. Calgary, AB, T2C 4X6 Tel: 403.279.2870 Fax: 403.279.4372 Email: Contact: Pat Joseph


Traction Head Office

meadow lake

Unified Auto Parts Inc. 807-1st Avenue West Meadow Lake, SK, S9X 1N2 Tel: 306.764.4220 Fax: 306.236.3200 Email: Contact: Mark Krasicki

moose jaw

Golden West Trailer & Equipment Ltd. 1802 Stadacona West Moose Jaw, SK, S6H 4N8 Tel: 306.692.7402 Fax: 306.694.0607 Email: timgoldenwesttrailer@ Contact: Tim Trafford

prince albert

Unified Auto Parts Inc. 365-36th Street West Prince Albert, SK S6V 7L4 Tel: 306.764.4220 Fax: 306.763.7988 Email: Contact: Mark Krasicki


Traction 405 Park St. Regina, SK, S4N 5B2 Tel: 306.721.8333 Fax: 306.721.4446 Email: Contact: Max Devers


Traction #2, 2915 Faithfull Avenue Saskatoon, SK, S7K 8E8 Tel: 306.244.9877 Fax: 306.244.9878 Email: Contact: Jeff Stinson

swift current

Brake & Drive Ltd. 1511 Cheadle St. W. Swift Current, SK S9H 5G4 Tel: 306.773.7293 Fax: 306.773.5511 Email: Contact: Bruce Borden 22    August 2010


18532-116th Avenue Edmonton, AB T5S 2W8 Tel: 780.489.7555 Fax: 780.481.0148 Email: Contact: Richard O’Brien

edmonton north west


18051-111th Avenue Edmonton NW, AB T5S 2P2 Tel: 780.444.4334 Fax: 780.444.7204 Email: Contact: Rob Dodds

edmonton south


3404-78th Avenue Edmonton South, AB, T6B 2X9 Tel: 780.465.8010 Fax: 780.466.4627


NAPA Auto Parts 4657A 4833-2nd Avenue Edson, AB, T7E 1T8 Tel: 780.712.4152 Fax: 780.712.4212 Email: Contact: Kris Pero

fort mcmurray

Paramount Parts Inc. 10012 Centennial Drive Fort McMurray, AB T9H 4A2 Tel: 780.791.3000 Fax: 780.790.0365 Email: Contact: Brent Usick

grande prairie


#4 16101-101 Street, Grande Prairie, AB T8V 0P2 Tel: 780.538.3038 Fax: 780.538.3398 Email: Contact: Harold Harmsen


NAPA Auto Parts 4236A 120 North Street Hinton, AB, T7V 1S8 Tel: 780.865.8800 Fax: 780.865.7628 Email: Contact: Gord Ireland

Truck Zone 5205-65th Street Lloydminster, AB, T9V 2E8 Tel: 780.875.7712 Fax: 780.875.4039 Email: Contact: Peter Parkinson

medicine hat

Hydraco Industries Ltd. 2110-9th Avenue S.W. Medicine Hat, AB T1A 7G8 Tel: 403.526.2244 Fax: 403.526.1074 Email: Contact: John Karamanos

peace river

Peace Truck & Trailer Ltd. 9103-75th Street Peace River, AB, T8S 1T2 Tel: 780.624.8566 Fax: 780.624.8592 Email: Contact: Rene Houle

red deer

Traction 8045 Edgar Industrial Cr. Red Deer, AB, T4P 3R2 Tel: 403.342.7884 Fax: 403.342.7377 Email: Contact: Ron Cain

rocky mountain house

NAPA #6260 4528F-47th Avenue Rocky Mtn House, AB, T4T 0A9 Tel: 403.845.2709 Fax: 403.845.2786 Email: Contact: Dave Auld British Columbia

burns lake

Polar Park Automotive 831 Hwy 16 West Burns Lake, BC, V0J 1E0 Tel: 250.692.7501 Fax: 250.692.7985 Email: Contact: Keith Brown

Fort Nelson

Traction CHR-ACK Parts & Repairs 4704-48th Avenue, Fort Nelson, BC V0C 1R0 Tel: 250.774.3273 Fax: 250.774.3274 Email: Contact: John & Colleen Reynolds


Pineridge Trailer & Equipment Ltd. 1875 Kryczka Place, Kamloops, BC, V1S 1S4 Tel: 250.374.3100 Fax: 250.374.0631 Contact: Fred Daku

British Columbia


Central Valley Truck Service Ltd

NW territories


Delta Mike Holdings Ltd.



JD Truck Parts

105 Adams Road Kelowna, BC, V1X 7R1 Tel: 250.765.7738 Fax: 250.765.7705 Email: Contact: Rick Viens

114-314 Old Airport Road Yellowknife, NT, X1A 3T2 Tel: 867.669.6272 Fax: 867.669.6282 Email: Contact: Doug Moodie

790 – 10th Street, Hanover, ON N4N 1S2 Tel: 519.364.1848 Fax: 519.364.7738 Contact: Brad Wedow Email:

prince george


D & S Auto

564-2nd Avenue Prince George, BC, V2L 2Z9 Tel: 250.563.7778 Fax: 250.563.4994 Email: Contact: Kevin Carter




G & N Holdings Ltd. 1185 Hwy 97 North Quesnel, BC, V2J 2Y3 Tel: 250.991.0650 Fax: 250.991.0620 Email: Contact: Nick Biller


Ridgeline HD Parts Ltd. 9880 McGrath Road Rosedale, BC V0X 1X0 Tel: 604.794.7078 Fax: 604.794.0099 Email: Contact: Joel Fast


Smithers Parts & Service 3465 Victoria Drive Smithers, BC V0J 2N0 Tel: 250.847.4287 Fax: 250.847.5038 Email: Contact: Dan Groot


Triton Auto & Ind. Ltd. 1003 Industrial Way Squamish, BC, V0N 3G0 Tel: 604.892.5951 Fax: 604.892.3986 Email: Contact: Mike Bothroyd


Trailine Trailer Parts Ltd. 10304A - 120th Street, Surrey, BC V3V 4G1 Tel: 604.582.4888 Fax: 604.582.4880 Email: Contact: Steve Knowlan


Bow Valley Machine 5107 Keith Avenue Terrace, BC, V8G 1K8 Tel: 250.641.8885 Email: Contact: Steve Leal

williams lake

WL Forestry Supplies Ltd. 675 McKenzie Avenue Williams Lake, BC, V2G 1N9 Tel: 250.392.6699 Fax: 250.392.6644 Email: Contact: Tom Good

Traction Ontario Head Office 6895 Menway Court, Mississauga, ON L5S 1W2 Tel: 905.612.0032 or 905.672.3288 Fax: 905.612.8572 Email: Web:


M&M Gas Diesel & Truck Parts 27523 Highway 62 South, Bancroft, ON K0L 1C0 Tel: 613.332.5474 Fax: 613.332.5998

barrie 255 Saunders Road, Barrie, ON L4N 9A3 Tel: 705.792.1371 Fax: 705.792.1591 Contact: Jason Nelson Email:


Quinte Truck & Trailer Parts 280 Jamison Bone Road, Belleville ON K8N 5B5 Tel: 613.966.6070 Fax: 613.966.0720


Visco Industrial 1 Simpson Road, Bolton, ON L7E 1E4 Tel: 905.857.2071 Fax: 905.857.2070

cambridge 1090 Fountain Street North, Units 12 & 13, Cambridge, ON N3E 1A3 Tel: 519.653.3427 Fax: 519.653.0608 Contact: Jim Curley Email:


D & S Auto 495 Government St. P.O. Box 697 Dryden, ON P8N 2Z3 Tel: 807.223.3227 Fax: 807.223.4245 Contact: Dale Green

hamilton 30 Bancroft Street Hamilton, ON L8E 2W5 Tel: 905.561.0932 Fax: 905.561.3280 Contact: Brian Kinzel Email:


1051 Railway Street, Kenora, ON P9N 3W8 Tel: 807.468.9894 Fax: 807.468.8436 Contact: Dale Green Email:


2405 Scanlan Street, London, ON N5W 6G9 Tel: 519.455.3440 Fax: 519.455.2812 Contact: Derek Dutt Email:


3725 Webster Dr. RR #3 Maidstone, ON N0R 1K0 Tel: 519.737.7995 Fax: 519.737.7741

mississauga 5915 Atlantic Drive, Units 6 & 7 Mississauga, ON L4W 1S4 Tel: 905.670.2868 Fax: 905.670.9757 Contact: Doug Paddock Email:

north bay

Service 1 Mufflers & More 2621 Trout Lake Rd North Bay, ON P1B 7S8 Tel : (705) 497-0404 Fax: (705) 497-9543

sault ste. marie 380 Industrial Park Crescent, Sault Ste. Marie, ON P6B 5Y8 Tel: 705.759.8042 Fax: 705.759.2962 Contact: Maurice Saindon Email:

st. catharines

Nick’s Truck Parts 244 Dunkirk Road, St. Catharines, ON L2R 7K6 Tel: 905.687.7031 Fax: 905.687.7129


Sudbury Truck & Trailer Inc 510 Whissell Avenue, Sudbury, ON P3B 2Z3 Tel: 705.673.3613 Fax: 705.673.4411 Contact: Cheryl Schroeder

thunder bay 64 Water Street South Thunder Bay, ON P7B 6T3 Tel: 807.345.5882 Fax:807.345.1559 Contact: Felice Meo

whitby 1751 Wentworth St. W., Units 3-6, Whitby, ON L1N 8R9 Tel: 905.432.2785 Fax: 905.571.5436 Contact: Paul MacLean Email:




grande prairie

RCB Truck & Trailer Ltd.

Bradvin Trailer Sales Ltd.

5600 Richmond Ave. E. Brandon, MB, R7A 7L5 Tel: 204.727.9172 Fax: 204.725.4702 Email: Contact: Rick Blaine

10920-87th Avenue Grande Prairie, AB T8V 8K4 Tel: 780.539.6260 Fax: 780.539.4247 Email: Contact: Brad Willsey


Zirino’s Auto Truck & Trailer Service Ltd. 3165 McGillivray Blvd. Winnipeg MB, R3Y 1G5 Tel: 204.275.8038 Fax: 204-275-7759 Email: Contact: Joe Zirino

high prairie


433 – 58th Avenue SE, Calgary, AB T2H 0P5 Tel: 403.253.2337


Truck Zone

5205-65th Street Lloydminster, AB, T9V 2E8 Tel: 780.875.7712 Fax: 780.875.4039 Email: Contact: Peter Parkinson

medicine hat

Hydraco Industries Ltd. 2110-9th Avenue S.W. Medicine Hat, AB T1A 7G8 Tel: 403.526.2244 Fax: 403.526.1074 Email: Contact: John Karamanos


Peace Truck & Trailer


9103-75th Street Peace River, AB T8S 1T2 Tel: 780.624.8566 Fax: 780.624.8592 Email: Contact: Rene Houle

17303-114th Avenue Edmonton, AB T5S 2R9 Tel: 780.453.8706 Fax: 780.453.8758 Email: Contact: Darnell Jabs 3904-78th Avenue Edmonton, AB T6B 2W4 Tel: 780.468.1471 Fax: 780-780.440.1394 Contact: Ken Mitchell

Box 1187 West Road Industrial Park Sundre, AB T0M 1X0 Tel: 403.638.3414 Fax: 403.638.4232 Email: Contact: Daryl Peters or Scott Lausen


McCoy Service Centre West

McCoy Service Centre South


Box 1388, High Prairie, AB, T0G 1E0 Tel: 780.523.4777 Fax: 780.523.4773 Email: Contact: Crosby Rich

A-Line Frame & Alignment

South Side Frame & Alignment Company Ltd.


Partco Truck Parts & Service

British Columbia




High Prairie Truck & Trailer


3246 Millar Avenue Saskatoon, SK, S7K 5Y2 Tel: 306.931.6612 Fax: 306.931.6615 Email: Contact: Stan & Fred Neudorf


red deer

McCoy Service Centre 4841-78th Street Red Deer, AB, T4P 1N5 Tel: 403.343.8771 Fax: 403.340.0888 Contact: Larry Ackerman

Lickman Truck & Trailer 25, 43915 Industrial Way Chilliwack, BC V2R 3A9 Tel: 604.793.9660 Fax: 604.793.9620 Contact: Dave Easson or Wayne Cromarty

fort nelson

CHR-ACK Parts & Repairs 4704-49th Avenue Fort Nelson, BC, V0C 1R0 Tel: 250.774.3273 Fax: 250.774.3274 Email: Contact:John & Colleen Reynolds

Prince George

Total Truck & Equipment Ltd. 9122 Rock Island Road, Prince George, BC V2N 5T4 Tel: 250.564.6763 Email: Contact: Mark Forbes

Simcoe Truck & Trailer Ltd 630 Welham Road, Barrie, ON L4N 8Z8 Tel: 705.728.8222 Fax: 705.728.9855


Bolton Truck & Trailer 1 Simpson Road , Bolton, ON L7E 1E4 Tel: 905.951.9111 Fax: 905.951.9113


Delta Spring & Chassis 232 Woolwich Street, Breslau, ON N0B 1M0 Tel: 519.648.2119

caistor center

Pyett Spring & Alignment 9381 Silver Street, R.R. 2, Caistor Center, ON L0R 1E0 Tel: 905.957.7033 Fax: 905.957.0808


Oneida Truck & Trailer 634 Fourth Line, Caledonia, ON N3W 2B3 Tel: 905.765.5011



North Keele Auto, Truck & Trailer Repair

3465 Victoria Drive Smithers, BC V0J 2N0 Tel: 250.847.4287 Fax: 250.847.5038 Email: Contact: Dan Groot

3915 Keele Street, Downsview, ON M3J 1N6 Tel: 416.638.5963 Fax: 416.638.5964


Voth Sales & Service

19415-94th Avenue Surrey, BC V4N 4E6 Tel: 604.882.8627 Email: Contact: Brent Cross

10816 Plank Road 19, Eden, ON N0J 1H0 Tel: 519.866.3459 Fax: 519.866.3572 Contact: Frank Voth

Smithers Parts & Service

A-1 Paul’s Trailer Repair




Ken Lapain & Son Ltd 2119 County Road 15, Essex, ON N8M 2X6 Tel: 519.776.6473 Fax: 519.776.6475

goulais river

Goulais River Truck & Tractor 90 Highway 552 East, Goulais River ON P0S 1E0 Tel: 705.649.4788 Fax: 705.649.4754


Barton Truck Centre Ltd. 483-487 Rennie Street, Hamilton, ON L8H 3P6 Tel: 905.544.2626 Fax: 905.544.0747


Hwy #4 Truck Service R R #1, Hanover, ON N4N 3B8 Tel: 519.369.5052 Fax: 519.369.5961


Serge G & D Repair Inc. P O Box 1706, Hearst, ON P0L 1N0 Tel: 705.362.5633 Fax: 705.362.7960


Muskoka Truck Centre 88 Madill Church Road, Huntsville, ON P1H 2J2 Tel: 705.789.8600 Fax: 705.789.9584 Toll: 866.353.3009



B. Andrews Truck Service Centre Ltd. 6755 Columbus Road, Unit #2 Mississauga, ON L5T 2G9 Tel: 905.670.3384 Fax: 905.670.5794 Contact: Boyd Andrews Email:

new liskeard

Pioneer Spring & Alignment 260 Hawn Rd., P O Box 1088, New Liskeard, ON P0J 1P0 Tel: 705.647.8707 Fax: 705.647.9362


K.I.D. Truck & Trailer Service 1090 South Service Rd., Unit A, Oakville, ON L6J 2X8 Tel: 905.842.2942 Fax: 905.338.5600


Ottawa Trailer Repair Inc. 2020 Bantree Street, Ottawa, ON K1B 5A4 Tel: 613.741.0878 Fax: 613.741.0245


Wilson Truck & Trailer 401 Queensway West Simcoe, Ontario N3Y 5B3 Tel: 519.428.0501 Fax: 519.428.4631 Contact: Duane or Lisa Wilson



Sudbury Truck & Trailer

53 Brunell Road North, Kapuskasing, ON P5N 2M1 Tel: 705.335.3617 Fax: 705.337.6880

510 Whissell Avenue Sudbury, ON P3B 2Z3 Tel: 705.673.3613 Fax: 705.673.4411 Contact: Dennis Monticelli

Parent Mechanical Services



Ray & Doris Truck Parts

Mobile Mechanical Services

106 Hamel Avenue, Longlac, ON P0T 2A0 Tel: 807.876.2687 Fax: 807.876.2570

11769 Hwy 364, P O Box 309, Verner, ON P0H 2M0 Tel: 705.594.1319 Fax: 705.594.1548

Healthy Living

It’s Time to Take Charge of Your Health!

By Brenda Ricker


n the last few months we have talked a lot about “emptying your

bucket”, cleansing the body, nutrients the body n e e d s t o b e h e a l t h y, good digestion, water and many other topics. Chemicals and toxins are factors we must get rid of out of our bodies to experience optimal health. People are becoming aware that being tired, lacking energy and

vitality is not the way to live. As you know chemicals and toxins are all around us and are creating many diseases and the body is losing its ability to deal with them and we are feeling the effects. We know that chemicals and toxins are the primary cause of illness,

disease and obesity! They accumulate over time and cause the liver and kidneys to become overworked and weak and they accumulate in fat tissue. The more chemicals and toxins, the more fat the body manufactures. Weight loss diets or cleansers containing Ma Hung,

ephedra and caffeine is primarily water and lean muscle loss. Minimal fat is lost because cleansing of body systems is not addressed. Chemicals and toxins are bound within fat tissue and need specific nutrients to release them safely and effectively. Have you wanted to

take charge of your health and feel the positive effects? If so, I have written articles I would like to send you to help you regain your health. Email me at health_ you_deserve@yahoo. ca and I will send this information to you. I wish everyone GREAT HEALTH!


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The Products & Services Directory is your direct route to professional companies serving your local trucking market across Canada. Include your company in the directory by contacting Barb Woodward by phone at 877.225.2232, fax at 613.476.5959, email at or mail at 259 Salmon Point Road, R.R. #1, Cherry Valley ON K0K 1P0. Visit us online at accounting, tax & bookkeeping

Air Conditioning & Heating: Sales & Service

automated Lubrication systems

compliance services

driver services, recruitment & employment

factoring, finance & foreign exchange

Drakkar Human Resources

Liquid Capital Liquid Capital Midwest Corp.

Cross Border Services Accounts & Records Management Bookkeeping For Your Business & Personal Finances Toll Free Tel: 888.644.2333


It’s All About Numbers 1017 Jordan Road, Cardinal, ON K0E 1E0 Diagonally across from the 730 Truck Stop Tel: 613.340.8409 Fax: 888.818.4964 Summer hours by appointment only

SKF Lubrication Solutions Wilson Instruments Ltd. 43 Crowe Bay Heights, Campbellford, ON K0L 1L0 Tel: 705.653.2403 Fax: 705.653-5560 Toll Free: 877.467.4440 Email: automated Lubrication systems


2830 Argentia Road, Unit 9 Mississauga, ON L5N 8G4 Toll Free Tel: 888.862.7461 Tel: 905.821.1050 Fax: 905.858.0597 Email: Web: “Technology you can rely on.”

Advocates & lobbyists

299 Mill Road, Unit 1510 Etobicoke, ON M9C 4V9 Tel: 416.626.1794 Toll Free Tel: 877.743.5888 Fax: 416.626.5512 Email: Web:

Mover’s Equipment & Supplies CPL Systems Canada Inc. Corporate Office 8450 Lawson Road, Unit #5, Milton, ON L9T 0J8 Tel: 905.875.1017 Fax: 905.875.2125 Toll Free Tel: 800.263.1760 Email: Web: or

The Trucker’s Voice

6176 Atlantic Drive, Mississauga, ON L4C 1W2 Tel: 905.670.4488 Toll Free Tel: 800.668.3773 Fax: 905.670.2748 Email:

Air Brake Training for Mechanics

50 Admiral Blvd., Mississauga, ON L5T 2W1 Tel: 905.671.2355 Fax: 905.671.2358 Toll Free: 800.668.5458 Email: Website:

••• S.E.T.I. Imports Inc. Freinmeister Group Inc. 6 Farnham Crescent, London, ON N6K 1K1 Tel: 519.641.6770 Fax: 519.641.6046 Email: Web: 24    August 2010

81 Tremaine Road Milton, ON L9T 2W8 Tel: 905.878.7161 Fax: 905.878.7730 Email: Web: or


205 Matheson Blvd. East, Unit 7, Mississauga, ON L4Z 1X8 Tel: 905.890.7228 Fax: 905.890.7070 Toll Free: 888.977.4834 Dangerous Goods Supplies & Services


clutch products

E & B Safety Consulting Inc. Travel Centre of America, 535 Mill Street, Unit 104, Woodstock, ON N4S 7V6 Tel: 519.537.2002 Fax: 519.537.7499 Web: Taking the guesswork out of compliance Drug &&Alcohol Truck tRAILER Testing rEPAIRS

Liquid Capital 420 Bronte St. S., Ste. 211 Milton, ON L9T 0H9 Tel: Stan Peirson: 416.994.3389 Tel: Frank Galati: 416.970.7600 Fax: 905.878.6570 “Funding in 24 hours.” Fasteners

DriverCheck Inc.

Multi-Line Fastener Supply

Emergency Road Services of Canada Inc.

Donaldson Company

1 Manley Street, Co. Ltd. Ayr, Ontario N0B 1E0 1100 Courtneypark Drive East, Tel: 519.632.9371 Unit 5, Toll Free Tel: 800.463.4310 Mississauga, ON L5T 1L7 Fax: 519.632.9534 Tel: 905.677.5088 Email: Fax: 905.677.4917 Web: Web: Worried about substance misuse & abuse in your workplace? Serving Fastener Needs for Industrial, Automotive & Maintenance Trades Emergency Road Services Filters

Integrated Training Resources Fil-Mor Automotive & Clutch Products Ltd.

Flo Components Ltd.

Travel Centre of America, 535 Mill Street, Unit 104, Woodstock, ON N4S 7V6 Tel: 519.537.2002 Fax: 519.537.7499 Email: Web: Taking the guesswork out of compliance

ICC The Compliance Center Inc.

••• 2 Cripple Creek Crescent, Stittsville, ON K2S 1T3 Tel: 613.831.1332 Email: Peter_Turner@ Web:

176 Seacliff Drive West, Leamington, ON N8H3Y5 Tel: 519. 419.5044 Toll Free Tel: 877.653.9426 Fax: 519.326.4047 “Large Account Service” to small fleet & start-up companies.


cargo control products


Trucktax™ 4261-A14 Hwy 7 East. Suite 885 Markham, ON L3R 9W6 Toll Free: 888.456.6504 Tel: 905.477.7773 Fax: 866.323.8250 Web: “Bookkeeping, Tax Preparation and Tax Planning for Truckers”

Driver Training

buildings - all steel pre-engineered

A-Z Technical Building Systems Inc Beka Lube Products Inc.

Transport Financial Services


1131 Derry Road East, Mississauga, ON L5T 1P3 Tel: 905.795.1397 Toll Free Tel: 877.372.5527 Fax: 905.795.1391 Email: Web:

E&B Safety Consulting


Specializing in the trucking industry since 1974 Toll Free: 800.461.5970 Email: Web: “We Make Trucking Less Taxing”

(A Division of SKF Canada Ltd.) 5777 Coopers Avenue Mississauga, ON L4Z 1R9 Tel: 905.631.1821 Fax; 905.631.1787 Toll Free: 800.207. 5823 (LUBE) Email: Web: “Greasing on the Go!”

4130 Foxwood Drive Burlington, ON L7M 4L3 Tel: 905.973.9136 Fax: 905.315.7427 Email: Web: C-TPAT, FAST, PIP, CSA, SCAC, Bonded Carrier, NAFTA, Customs Brokerage and SAPP.

81 Northline Road, Toronto, ON M4B 3E9 Tel: 416.759.2245 Fax: 416.759-5890 Toll Free Tel: 1.800.677.9038 Fil-Mor Automotive is a proud Canadian remanufacturer of quality Heavy Duty & automotive clutches since 1980. Fil-Mor Automotive specialize in heavy duty & custom made clutches including our own

P.O. Box 402, 140 Market Drive, Milton, ON L9T 4Y9 Tel: 905.693.0660 Fax: 905.693.0332 Toll Free Tel: 888.812.0099


3413 Wolfedale Road, Suite 5, Mississauga, ON L5C 1Z8 Tel: 905.277.2377 Fax: 905.277.2378 Email: Web:

Consultants: Transportation

factoring, finance & foreign exchange

P O Box 1299 Minneapolis, MN 55440-1299 USA Tel: 952.887.3699 Fax: 952.887.3716 Toll Free Tel: 800.374.1374 Email: engineserviceparts@ Web: Financial adviser

Stateside Transportation Consultants Inc. Resurfacing all types of flywheels and repairing lugs. A good line of clutch related components including clutch brakes, clutch forks, drive lugs, release bearings, pilot bushings/bearings, master/ slave cylinders, flywheels and alignment tools.

6705 Tomken Road, Suite 219, Bakkar Financial Limited Mississauga, ON L5T 2J6 J D Factors 132 Franciscus Street Toll Free Tel: 800.401.9138 Ext. 1 315 Matheson Blvd. East, R.R.#1 Waterloo,ON N2J 4G8 Toll Free Fax: 888.795.2258 Mississauga, ON L4Z 1X8 Tel: 519.885.1449 Tel: 905.501.5000 Cell: 519.497.8073 Toll Free Tel: 800.263.0664 Email: Fax: 905.501.0395 With over 30 years experience in the Transportation & Insurance Industry! Email: “The Financial Help for Truckers”

fleet management & litigation support

insurance brokers

insurance brokers

lifting equipment & jacks

lubricants (synthetic)

730 Permit Services

Dalton Timmis Insurance Group DWS Fleet Management Services 21 Lake Street, Ste. 2101 Wrentham, MA 02093-1214 Tel: 508.384.9021 Cell: 508.397.7169 Fax: 508.384.9010 Email: Web: Web:

Baird MacGregor Insurance Brokers LP 825 Queen Street East, Toronto, ON M4M 1H8 Tel: 416.778.8000 Toll Free Tel: 800.263.3030 Fax: 416.778.4492 Email: Web:

fuel additives & lubricants

Bennetts Power Service Products P.O. Box 51016, RPO Tyndall Park Winnipeg, MB R2X 3C6

14-600 Crowfoot Cres., NW Calgary, AB T3G 0B4 Tel: 403.241.2288 Tol Free Tel: 866.472.0721 Fax: 866.399.3177 Email Web: The Perfect Fit for your trucking insurance needs.

3833 Nashua Drive, Mississauga, ON L4V 1R3 Tel: 905.677.3522 Toll Free Tel: 800.268.4809 Fax: 905.677.4618 Email: Web:

5656 Bell Harbour Drive, Mississauga, ON L5M 5J3 Tel: 416.520.5527 Toll Free Tel: 866.326.7645 Fax: 905.814.1802 Email: Web:




Baizana Insurance Brokers 806 Greenbank Road Ottawa, ON K2J 1A2 Tel: 613.825.5575 Fax: 613.825.5624 Toll Free: 877.791.1682 Email: Web:


Tel: 204.694.1777

Erb & Erb Insurance Brokers Ltd. 30 Queen Street North, Kitchener, ON N2H 6N2 Tel: 519.579.4270 Fax: 519.741.1977 Toll Free: 800.265.2634 Email: or Website: What you want to protect the most.. We protect the best!


Toll Free Tel: 877.778.4440 Fax: 204.633.0133 Email: Web: fuel improvement products

Green Titan Hydrogen H.O.D. 4 Trucking Inc. Toll Free Tel: 877.898.1733 Email: bskakie1661@rogerscom Web: “The Green Titan Generator” fuel solutions provider

Canada Powertrain

Sinwal Enterprises Inc


Fleet Management & Litigation Support for the Trucking Industry.

Wakefield Canada Inc. 3620 Lakeshore Blvd. West, Toronto, ON M8W 1P2 Tel: 416.252.5511 ext 4449 Toll Free Tel: 800.268.5339 Fax: 416 252.7315 Email: Web: Castrol HD creates products that deliver superior performance and greater reliability with the goal of reducing customer operating costs.


Bryson & Associates Insurance Brokers Ltd. Bryson Insurance & Financial Services Ltd. Tol Free: 800.661.5196 Fax: 905.426.4959 Email: “For All Your Trucking Insurance Needs” Transportation Insurance, Fleet Safety Management Services, Bonds, Health, Drug, Dental, Life & Disability Insurance. “Same Day Quotes up to 10 units”

HUB International Ontario Ltd 33 Princess Street, Suite 501 Leamington, ON N8H 5C5 Tel: 519.326.9339 Fax: 519.326.0128 Toll Free Tel: 800.463.4700 Email: dan.mcguire@ Web: Transportation Insurance

Permits & services

Hutchinson Fuels 8 Loyalist Drive, Unit 2, Brighton, ON K0K 1H0 Tel: 613 475 3334 Tol Free Tel: 800.465.0449 Fax: 613.475.4480 #


Checkerboard Consultants Inc. Brampton, ON L6R 2E8 Tel: 905.494.0255 Fax: 905.494.0655 “Driver’s Dream” Safety Convex Mirrors wipe out blind spots on vehicles & equipment.” Mortgages

The Mortgage Centre 9 Holland Street West, Bradford, ON L3Z 2B9 Tel: 905.669.9864 Fax: 905.669.0054 macintosh.k@ IDirect Mortgages Inc. Lic.#10584 An Independent Agent for The Mortgage Centre Network “The mortgage agent to the transportation industry.” oil furnace sales & Service

Box 755, 2085 Shanly Road, Cardinal, ON K0E 1E0 Tel: 613.657.1244 Toll Free Tel: 800.410.4754 Fax: 613.657.1453 Email: Web:


C.U.T.C. Inc. 1295 Carol Crescent, Laval, QC H7W 1G3 Tel: 450.687.8294 Toll Free Tel: 866.927.8294 Fax: 450.687.6963 Email: Preventative Maintenance Products 1

Pro-Ma Performance Products 6370 Concession #6 South Amherstburg, ON N9V 2Y8 Tel: 519.796.5919 Toll Free Tel: 866.284.7851 Fax: 519.736.9436 Email: Pressure Washers

Can-Clean Pressure Washers 6790 Davand Drive, Units 13 & 14 Mississauga, ON L5T 2G5 Tel: 905.568.4868 Fax: 905.565.8821 Toll free: 888.568.8001 Email: Website: RECOVERY SYSTEMS


••• 4Refuel Canada Ltd. 231 Oak Park Blvd., Oakville, ON L6H 7S8 Tel: 905.501.0922 Toll Free Tel: 888.473.3835 Fax: 905.257.2580 Web: insurance brokers

Cowan Insurance Group 705 Fountain St. N., P.O. Box 1510 Cambridge, ON N1R 5T2 Tel: 519.578.6030 Toll Free Tel: 877.578.6030 Ext. 41378 Email:

Rainbow Insurance Brokers Inc

Lucas Oil Products

958 Road 2 East Kingsville, ON N9Y 2E4 Tel: 519.733.3268 Fax: 519.733.3282 Email:

4060B Sladeview Crescent Mississauga, ON L5L 5Y5 Toll Free Tel: 888.878.6973 Fax: 905.814.9836 Email: Web: “Keep that Engine Alive!”

R.R. #1, 1595 Lobsinger Road St. Jacobs, ON N2J 4G8 Toll Free Tel: 800.824.4115 Toll Free Fax: 888.626.7843


ON-Board truck Scales

kingsway general insurance authorized brokers

De-On Supply Inc.


Boomerang Tracking/LoJack 8010 Chemin Devonshire Mont-Royal, QC H4P 2K3 Toll Free Tel: 877.777.8722 Toll Free Fax: 888.234.8641 “Global Leader in Vehicle Theft Recovery.” Rust Control Products

Dalton Timmis Insurance Group Allen Insurance Group P O Box 189, 45 Dominion Street, Warkworth, ON K0K 3K0 Toll Free Tel: 877.924.2632 Fax: 705.924.3385 Email: Web:

35 Stone Church Road, Ancaster, ON L9K 1S5 Tel: 905.648.3922 Tol Free Tel: 888.385.8466 Fax: 905.648.2640 Email Web: The Perfect Fit for your trucking insurance needs.

Canadian Insurance Brokers Inc.

RP Oil Limited

Vulcan On-Board Scales

1 Eglinton Ave. East, Suite 415, Toronto, ON M4P 3Z1 Tel: 416.486.0951 Fax: 416.489.5311 Email: Web:

1111 Burns Street East, Unit 3, Whitby, ON L1N 6A6 Tel: 905.666.2313 Toll Free Tel: 800.335.6623 Fax: 905.666.2761 Email:

#11-1642 Langan Ave. Port Coquitlam BC V3C 1K5 Ph: 604.944.1481 Fax: 604.944.1482 Toll Free Tel: 800.663.0854 Web:

Corrosion Control Coatings Ltd 106 Colborne Street, P.O. Box 1088, Waterloo, ON N0G 2V0 Toll Free Tel: 800.937.7771 Toll Free Fax: 800.563.8078 Email: Web: August 2010    25

Rust Control Products

tire balancing

towing services

Krown Corporate 245 Creditstone Road Concord, ON L4K 1N6 Tel: 905.738.6191 Fax: 905.738.6190 Toll Free Tel: 1.800.267.5744 Email: Web: STAFFING

Counteract Balancing Beads 13029 8th Line Georgetown, ON L7G 4S4 Tel: 905.873.3339 Fax: 905.873.3088 Toll Free Tel: 800.572.8952 Email:

Maizis & Miller

tarps & tarping systems

Duret et Landry Inc. 2250 boul, Industriel, Laval, QC H7S 1P9 Tel: 514.337.7777 Toll Free Tel: 800.663.0814 Fax: 450.663.2688 Email:

Ontario Office

Corghi, ON Tel: 416.902.4663 Contact: Thierry Lefebvre Web:


Aero-Kit Industries 5499 Harvester Road, Burlington, ON L7L 5V4 Tel: 905.335.2012 Toll Free Tel: 800.465.8277 Fax: 905.335.8499 Web: “Keeping You Covered”


Cramaro Tarpaulin Systems 206 Arvin Avenue, Stoney Creek, ON L8E 2L8 Tel: 905.662.2757 Toll Free Tel: 800.565.8277 Fax: 905.662.4811 Email: Web: Cramaro, for all your tarping needs.


Trison Tarps 130 Copernicus Blvd., Brantford, ON N3P 1L9 Tel: 519.720.9464 Toll Free Tel: 866.948.2777 Fax: 519.720.9468 Email: Web: test equipmentbrakes, abs, lights

Lite-Check, LLC 3102 East Trent Avenue Spokane, WA, 92202 Tel: 509.535.7512 Toll Free Tel: 800.343.8579 Fax: 509.535.7680 Email: 26    August 2010

trailer manufacturers [ tankers ]

Hofmann Balancing Techniques Ltd 6500 Millcreek Drive, Mississauga, ON L5N 2W6 Tel: 905.821.0799 Fax: 905.821.2073 Toll Free Tel: 800.267.2185 Email: or Web: towing services

Abram’s Towing “Service Across Ontario” Tel: 416.398.2500 Toll Free Tel: 888.667.5438 24 Hour Heavy Towing Web:


Action Automotive, Towing & Recovery P O Box 126, Trenton ON K8V 5R2 Tel: 613.394.4924 Toll Free Tel: 800.551.6151 Fax: 613.394.2428 Email: Web: “Meeting Your Service Needs in Eastern Ontario”

185 Bartley Drive Toronto, ON M4A 1E6 Service GTA, Ontario and USA Tel: 416.656.4000 Fax: 416.656.3065 Toll Free Tel: 800.773.7952 Email: Web: A TOWING SERVICE, TORONTO. A company you can count on!


ABC Towing & Storage



J P Towing Service & Storage Ltd 11 Glen Scarlett Road, Toronto, ON M6N 1P5 Tel: 416.203.9300 Toll Free Tel: 866.527.8225 Fax: 416.203.9303 Email: Web:


Pat Rogers Towing Kingston, Ontario 24 Hour Emergency Service Toll Free Tel: 888.221.3672 Tel: 613.384.2572 Web: trailer & Container Sales & service

C.A. Towing R.R. #2, 2485 Campbellville Road, Campbellville, ON L0P 1B0 Tel: 905.854.0169 Toll Free Tel: 800.363.2209 Fax: 905.854.1282 Email:


1485 Startop Road, Ottawa, ON K1B 3W5 Tel: 613.747.4666 Toll Free Tel: 888.689.2170 Fax: 613.747.8323 Email: Web:


Gobbo Towing & Recovery Ltd. 85 Pondhollow Drive, Sudbury, ON P3E 6C1


5238 Hwy. 69 South, Sudbury, ON P3E 4N1 Tel: 705.523.2341 Fax: 705.523.2817 Toll Free: 800.261.4252 Email:

4421 Harvester Road Burlington, ON L7L 4X1 ••• Hansen Towing & Recovery Tel: 905.631.8248 236 Rutherford Road South, Fax: 905.631.8175 Brampton, ON L6W 3J6 Toll Free: 866.337-0688 Tel: 905.459.1011 Fax: 905.451.1534 Web: Toll Free Tel: 800.876.7097 Heavy Towing, Recovery & Spill Clean-ups. Email: Web: Your Absolute Best Choice!

3700 Weston Road, Toronto, ON M9L 2Z4 Tel: 416.667.9700 Fax: 416.667.8272 Email: vince@ Web: www.


trailer Sales, leasing, rentals & service


Gervais Towing & Recovery A Towing Service Ltd.

1 Towns Road, Etobicoke, ON M8Z 1A1 Tremcar Inc. Tel: 416.255.4443 790 Montrichard Ave. Toll Free Tel: 866.616.6379 St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, QC J2X 5G4 Fax: 416.252.2558 Tel: 450.347.7822 Email: Fax: 450.347.8372 Flatbed Specialists, Heavy & Medium Toll Free Tel: 800.363.2158 Towing Email:

Active Heavy Towing & Recovery 1764 Victoria Street North, Kitchener, ON N2B 3E5 Tel: 519.742.8080 Toll Free Tel: 800.433.3858 Fax: 519.745.5512 Email: Web: Since 1967 24 Hour Service Kitchener, Cambridge, Guelph

Transport Companies

Carmen Transportation Group

K.B.W. Towing

tire & wheel service & equipmenT 109-5405 Eglinton Ave. W. Etobicoke, ON M9C 5K6 Tel: 416.620.5111 Toll Free Tel: 888.620.5111 Fax: 416.620.5216 or “North America’s largest recruiter for the Heavy Truck & Equipment Industries”.

towing services

Storstac 90 North Queen Street, Etobicoke, ON M8Z 2C9 Tel: 416.231.9100 Fax: 416.231.7517 Web: trailer manufacturers

Titan Trailers 1129 Hwy #3, R R #3, Delhi, ON N4B 2W6 Tel: 519.688.4826 Fax: 519.688.6453 Email: Web: trailer manufacturers [ tankers ]

Erb Group of Companies Fort Garry Industries Email: Web: Proud distributors for Lode-King, Midland Manufacturing, Arctic Manufacturing, Landoll, CMIC Container Chassis and more.

290 Hamilton Road, New Hamburg, ON N3A 1A2 Tel: 519.662.2710 Fax: 519.662.3316 Toll Free Tel: 800.665.2653 Email: Web:


••• International Truckload Services Inc. GTA Trailer Rentals Inc. Head Office – 36 Cardico Drive, Gormley, ON L0H 1G0 Toll Free Tel; 866.482.5311 Fax: 905.888.6061 Email: Web:


Smartway Trailer Rentals 2891 Sideroad 10, Bradford, ON L3Z 2A4 Tel: 905.775.6700 Toll Free Tel: 888.747.7667 Fax: 905.775.7250 Email: Web:


107 Bellevue Drive, Box 1450 Belleville, ON K8N 5J1 Tel: 613.961.5144 Toll Free Tel: 800.267.1888 Fax: 613.961.1255 Toll Free Fax: 888.485.6487 Email: Web:


Yanke Group Of Companies 27 Automatic Road, Brampton, ON L6S 5N8 Tel: 905.791.1369 ext 3747 Toll Free Tel: 800.373.6678 Fax: 905.791.1278 Email: Web: Transportation Training

Transit Trailer Ltd. 22217 Bloomfield Rd., R R #6, Chatham, ON N7M 5J6 Tel: 519.354.9944 Toll Free Tel: 877.995.5999 Fax: 519.354.9782 Email: Web:

Bedard Tankers Inc.

Transport Companies

5785 Place Turcot Montreal, QC H4C 1V9 Tel: 514.937.1670 Fax: 514.937.2190 Email: Web: Leader in Dry Bulk, Liquid, Liquified Compressed Gas & Cryogenic Road Tanker Trailers

R R #2 , Breslau, ON N0B 1M0 Tel: 519.836.5821 Fax: 519.836.9396

Brian Kurtz Trucking Ltd.

Centennial College P.O. Box 631, Station A, Toronto, ON M1K 5E9 Tel: 416.289.5000 Ext 7606 Email: dormiston@ Web: Looking for a career? Apprenticeship Training: Truck,Coach & Heavy Equipment Technicians.

Transportation Training

Transportation Training

Transportation Training

Transportation Training

Truck & Trailer Repairs

Orillia Premier Truck & Trailer Repair Inc. Adanac Truck Driver Training 595 Middlefield Road, Unit 10, Scarborough, ON M1V 3S2 Tel: 416.754.2222 Toll Free Tel: 877.317.4222 Contact: Wayne Campbell Email:

Commercial Heavy Equipment Training 2421 Cawthra Road, Mississauga, ON L5A 2W7 Tel: 416.456.2438 Toll Free Tel: 800.297.4322 Fax: 905.281.9637 Contact: Gordon Brown Email: Web:

Crossroads Training Academy 49 Truman Rd., Barrie, ON L4N 8Y7 Tel: 705.719.2419 Toll Free Tel: 866.446.0057 Fax: 705.719.2438 Contact: Read Conley or Diane Austin diane@crossroadstrainingacademy. com or

Crossroads Training Academy

888 Walbridge Loyalist Road, C.R.S. Bldg, Belleville, ON K8N 4Z5 Tel: 613.389.6000 Toll Free Tel: 888.282.6605 Contact: Robert Barclay

Crossroads Training Academy 1525 Centennial Drive, Kingston, ON K7P 2Y7 Tel: 613.389.6000 Toll Free Tel: 888.282.6605 Contact: Robert Barclay

Crossroads Training Academy

Greater Ottawa Truck Training 5 Caesar Avenue, Ottawa, ON K2G 0A8 Tel: 613.727.4688 Fax: 613.727.5997 Contact: Shahram Dowlatshahi Email: gott@ Web: www.

Jay’s Professional Truck Training Centre

589 Middlefield Road, Unit 11, Scarborough, ON M1V 4Y6 Contact: Jay or Chandrika Tel: 416.299.9638 Fax: 416.609.9814 Email: Web:

Modern Training Ontario 308 Kenora Avenue, Hamilton, ON L8E 2W2 Contact: Nick Korakas Tel: 905.573.9675 Toll Free Tel: 866.443.7483 Fax: 905.573.6425 Email: Web:

Northern Academy of Transportation Training 25 Vagnini Court, Lively, ON P3Y 1K8 Contact: Kevin Pattison Tel: 705.692.9222 Toll Free Tel: 800.719.9334 Fax: 705.692.9256 Email: Web:

Ontario Truck Driving School (Niagara-on-the-Lake)

Shaun-David Truck Training School

281 Queenston Road Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0 Contact: Bill Kent (Truck and Bus Course Info) Contact: Wayne Saunders (Heavy Equipment Info) Tel: 905.685.1117 Toll Free Tel: 800.263.4777 Fax: 905.641.0533 Email: Web:

111 Sherwood Drive, Unit 14, Brantford, ON N3S 6J9 Contact: David Nicholas Tel: 519.720.9349 Toll Free Tel: 866.550.5589 Fax: 519.720.9351 Email: Web:

Ontario Truck Driving School (Sarnia)

480 Waydom Drive Ayr, ON N0B 1E0 Contact: Richard Wynia Tel: 519.653.1700 Toll Free Tel: 800.265.0400 Fax: 519.653.2442 Email: Web:

141 Mitton Street South, Sarnia, ON N7T 3C5 Contact: Bill Kent Tel: 519.332.8778 Toll Free Tel: 800.263.4777 Toll Free Fax: 866.800.6837 Email: Web:

Ontario Truck Driving School (Windsor) 1333 College Avenue, Windsor, ON N9B 1M8 Contact: Bill Kent Tel: 519.258.0333 Toll Free Tel: 866.410.0333 Fax: 519.258.9056 Email: Web: Forklift & Heavy Equipment Training Available

Tri-County Truck Driver Training

Valley Driver Training

99 Cote Blvd. Hammer, ON P3P 1L9 Contact: Jamie Fitchett Tel: 705.897.8849 Fax: 705.524.7067 Ontario Truck Training Academy

300 Matchedash St. S. Orillia,ON L4V 4X3 Tel:705.327.9998 Fax: 705.327.9709 Email: “We specialize in all makes & models of trucks & trailers.” truck CUSTOMIZING

truck parts & supplies

Quality Custom


12 Clarke Blvd. Brampton, ON L6W 1X3 Tel: 905.451.8550 Fax: 905.451.7627 Email: Web: truck delivery

2020 Bantree Street, Northstar Truck Driving School Ottawa, ON K1B 5A4 1540 Matthew Brady Blvd., Tel: 613.742.7499 Windsor ON N8S 3K6 Toll Free Tel: 866.529.1113 Contact: Robert Labute Contact: Brian Adams or Erica Kelly Tel: 519.967.0444 Email: Brian@ Ontario Truck Training Academy Fax: 519.967.0445 (Peterborough) Email: 365 Lansdowne Street East, Unit 3, Crossroads Truck Training Peterborough, ON K9L 2A3 Academy Ontario Truck Driving School Tel: 705.743.1888 10 Maple Street, (Chatham) Toll Free Tel: 800.939.1463 Smiths Falls, ON K7A 1Z5 1005 Richmond Street, Fax: 705.743.1875 Tel: 613.742.7499 Chatham, ON N7M 5J5 Email: Fax: 613.742.7899 Website: Contact: Bill Kent Toll Free Tel: 866-529-1113 Tel: 519.355.0077 Robar Training Specialists Email: 701 Powerline Road, Toll Free Tel: 800.263.4777 Brantford, ON N3R 7X3 Danbro Truck Training Toll Free Fax: 866.800.6837 505 Kenora Ave., Bldg. #1, Unit #1, Contact: Don Ross Email: Hamilton, ON L8E 3P2 Tel: 519.770.3576 Web: Contact: Brent Nantais Toll Free Tel: 866.231.5885 Ontario Truck Driving School Tel: 905.575.7606 Fax: 519.770 4559 (London) Toll Free Tel: 800.273.5867 Email: 427 Exeter Road, Fax: 905.388.6699 Website: London, ON N6E 2Z3 Safety Truck Training Contact: Bill Kent Equitrain Systems Ltd. School Ltd. 714976 Oxford Road 4, Box 22082 Tel: 519.858.9338 4 Wilkinson Road, 2nd Floor Woodstock, ON N4S 8Y4 Toll Free Tel: 800.263.4777 Brampton, ON L6T 4M3 Contact: Adrian Fax: 519.858.0920 Contact: Yogan Sockalingam Tel: 519.537.3300 Email: Tel: 905.793.9546 Toll Free Tel: 866.718.3993 Web: Fax: 905.793.6426 Fax: 519.421.7135 Forklift & Heavy Equipment Email: Email: Web: Training Available Web:

Acadian Driveaway 8131 Yonge Street, Ste 207, Thornhill, ON L3T 2C6 Tel: 905.709.8131 Toll Free Tel: 800.668.1879 Fax: 905.709.2527 Email: Web: truck equipment

Email: Web: Sales and NSM certified installations of snow plows, sanders, mixers, dump bodies and more. truck lighting & accessories


2130062 Ontario Inc. o/a G9 Truck & Trailer Repair 492 Mountainash Road, Brampton, ON L6R 0K9 Tel: 416.454.5592 Fax: 905.216.1636


New Tech Mobile Services Inc. 6749 Second Line, R.R. #4, Tottenham, ON L0G 1W0 Tel: 705.333.2411 Fax: 905.936.2411 “Your one stop mobile shop”


MTT Repair Services Inc. 1868 Drew Road, Mississauga, ON L5S 1J6 Tel: 905.677.2771 Fax: 905.677.2774 Email:

2525 Inskster Blvd. R.R. #2 Stn Main Winnipeg MB R3C 2E6 Tel: 204.632.8261 Toll Free: 800.282.8044 Fax: 204.956.1786 Email: Web: Saskatchewan


Fort Garry Industries

Fort Garry Industries

Email: Web: Brake specialists, installations, safeties and a whole lot more.

1440 Highland Avenue Brandon MB R7C 1A7 Tel: 204.571.5980 Toll Free: 866.883.6120 Fax: 204.571.5982 Email: Web:


Truck & Trailer Repairs

Fort Garry Industries


Fort Garry Industries

Fort Garry Industries


199 Wentworth Street East, Oshawa ON L1H 3V6 Contact: Dennis Lagrois Tel: 905.723.1237 Toll Free Tel: 800.753.2284 Fax: 905.723.1245 Email: Website:

Techspan 3131Pepper Mill Court, Mississauga, ON L5L 4X6 Tel: 905.820.6150 Toll Free Tel: 800.363.1588 Fax: 905.820.6142 Email: or Web:

Truck Training Schools Association of Ontario 27 William Street St. Catharines, ON L2R 5H9 Toll Free: 866.475.9436 Fax: 905.704.1329 Web:

truck lighting & accessories

Aldo’s Driveline 475 Admiral Blvd., Unit #1, Mississauga, ON L5T 2N1 Tel: 905.670.9105 Fax: 905.670.0618 Toll Free Tel: 800.899.0427 Email:


Grote Industries Co. 230 Travail Road, Markham, ON L3S 3J1 Tel: 905.209.9744 Toll Free Tel: 800.268.5612 Fax: 905.209.9757 Toll Free Fax: 800.267.9024 Email: Web:

1523 Ross Avenue East Regina, SK S4N 7E5 Tel: 306.757.5606 Toll Free: 800.552.8044 Fax: 306.781.7926 Email: Web:


Fort Garry Industries 3455 Miners Avenue P.O. Box 1848 Saskatoon, SK S7K 7K9 Tel: 306.242.3465 Toll Free: 800.772.4599 Fax: 306.933.4850 Web: Alberta


Fort Garry Industries 5350-72nd Avenue SE Calgary, AB T2C 4X5 Tel: 403.236.9712 Toll Free: 800.661.3126 Fax: 403.236.7249 Email: Web:


Fort Garry Industries 16230-118th Avenue NW Edmonton AB T5V 1C6 Tel: 780.447.4422 Toll Free: 800.663.9366 Fax: 780.447.3289 Email: Web: August 2010    27

truck parts & supplies


grande prairie

Fort Garry Industries 10610-82nd Avenue Clairmont AB T0H 0W0 Tel: 780.402.9864 Toll Free: 866.424.5479 Fax: 780.402.8659 Email: Web:


Fort Garry Industries 5701-63rd Avenue Lloydminster AB T9V 3B8 Tel: 780.875.9115 Toll Free: 800.661.9709 Fax:780.875.1403 Email: Web:

red deer

Fort Garry Industries 7947 Edgar Industrial Drive Red Deer, AB T4P 3R2 Tel: 403.343.1383 Toll Free: 866.297.0022 Fax: 403.347.8275 Email: Web:

truck parts & supplies

Fort Garry Industries 731 Gana Court Mississauga, ON L5S 1P2 Tel: 905.564.5404 Toll Free: 888.456.6567 Fax: 905.564.8455 Email: Web:

truck sales, leasing, parts & service

truck transmissions, differentials & pto’s

truck transmissions, differentials & pto’s

Gerry’s Truck Centre ontario

thunder bay

Fort Garry Industries 915 Walsh Street West Thunder Bay, ON P7E 4X5 Tel: 807.577.5724 Toll Free: 800.465.5044 Fax: 807.475.9033 Email: Web:

4049 Eastgate Cres., London, ON N6L 1B7 Tel: 519.652.2100 Toll Free Tel: 800.363.4380 Fax: 519.652.6593 Email: Web: “Your Complete Transportation Business Partner”


Levy Steering Centre Ltd. 1409 Shawson Drive Mississauga, ON L4W 1C4 Tel: 905.564.1899 Fax: 905.564.1911 Toll Free: 800.565.5389 Web:


Irvine Truck Centre 7537 Woodbine Avenue Markham, ON L3R 2W1 Tel: 905.513.1500 Toll Free Tel: 877.468.7897 Fax: 905.752.0967 Email: Web:


Morgan’s Shield Truck Accessories P.O. Box 281, Aylmer, ON N5H 2R9 Tel: 519.765.2828 Toll Free Tel: 866.617.0201 Fax: 519.765.2821

C&R Transmission Service Ltd. Surgenor Truck Centre 261 Binnington Court, Kingston, ON K7M 9H2 Tel: 613.548.1100 Toll Free Tel: 877.548.1101 Fax: 613.548.4990

13 Anderson Blvd. Stouffville, ON L4A 7X4 Tel: 905.642.4556 Fax: 905.642.2293 Toll Free: 888.297.0682 Email: We service clutches also.

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truck sales, leasing, parts & service

Diesel Truck Parts Inc.

Morgan’s Diesel Truck Parts & Service Inc. 1248 McAdoo’s Lane, R.R. #1 Glenburnie, ON K0H 1S0 Tel: 613.546.0431 Toll Free Tel: 800.267.0633 Fax: 613.546.4206 Web:

Truck tire sales & service

Over 100 Truck Tire Service Centres Across Canada

Fax: 905.670.0618 Toll Free Tel: 800.668.5560



3131Pepper Mill Court, Mississauga, ON L5L 4X6 Tel: 905.820.6150

Toll Free Tel: 800.465.0618


Tel: 905.670.9100

3833 Nashua Drive, Mississauga, ON L4V 1R3 Tel: 905.677.3522 Toll Free Tel: 800.268.4809 Fax: 905.677.4618 Email: Web:

Mississauga, ON L5T 2H7


Mississauga, ON L5T 2N1

Canada Powertrain

520 Abilene Drive,

Fax: 905.564.5175

475 Admiral Blvd., Unit #1

Truck Wire, Cable & Electrical Accessories

Ontario Regional Office

Tel: 905.564.5171

Mascot Truck Parts

Domar Transmission Ltd. 130 Skyway Avenue, Toronto, ON M9W 4Y9 Tel: 416.675.2268 Toll Free Tel: 800.387.4883 Email: When it comes to transmissions… think DOMAR

Toll Free Tel: 800.363.1588 Fax: 905.820.6142 Email: or Web:

TRP Aftermarket Parts

TRP Launches Premium Mattress Line


enton, WA (July 9th, 2010) - TRP(TM) Aftermarket Parts recently introduced premium high-density foam and innerspring mattresses for sleeper bunks in a variety of sizes. TRP innerspring mattresses feature a high thread count and a threelayer quilted design that resists tearing according to tests conducted under rigorous Cornell Industry test standards for durability. The innerspring mattress is 7-inches thick and features a design that limits horizontal motion which minimizes friction in the springs and reduces motion and noise, and is 28    August 2010

ideal for team drivers. The quality of the innerspring construction means longer wear and a straight cut foam topper over the top and bottom of the mattress provides an added layer of comfort. The 5-inch thick foam mattress features premium high-density foam that offers full body support. “By adding either a quality innerspring or foam mattress to their trucks, owner/operators and fleets can make their work environments more comfortable and productive,” said Everett Seymoure, Global Man-

ager for TRP. “TRP mattresses are competitively-priced aftermarket products that meet or exceed original equipment specifica-

ment of Transportation regulations for flammability resist-

tions,” Seymoure said. Manufactured in North America, TRP mattresses also meet or exceed U.S. Depart-

ance. T R P ’s p r e mium innerspring mattresses are available in 25-inch by

79-inch or 31-inch by 79inch sizes. For larger requirements the mattress is available in 26-inch by 80-inch, 31inch by 80inch, 38-inch by 80-inch, 39inch by 80-inch or 42-inch by 80-inch sizes. TRP’s comfortable 5-inch thick foam mattress is available in a 31inch by 79-inch or 35-inch by 79-inch size and also 36-inch by 80-inch, 38inch by 80-inch, 39-inch by 80-inch or 42-inch by 80-inch. Both the foam and innerspring mattresses come delivered in “tight roll”

packages, which enable them to be easily transported and installed. TRP Aftermarket Parts for commercial vehicles are available through a network of authorized retailers that include Kenworth, Peterbilt, and DAF dealerships around the world. From dump trucks to cement mixers, delivery vans to tractor trailers, school buses to transit buses, TRP offers reliable aftermarket products that are designed and tested to exceed customers’ expectations regardless of the vehicle make, model or age. For more information, visit www.trpparts. com.


Bergstrom Inc.

Leading Designer & Manufacturer of Cab Climate Systems


ergstrom Inc. is the leading designer and manufacturer of cab climate systems for heavy duty commercial trucks, off-highway machines and specialty vehicles. By combining progressive engineering talent, lean manufacturing principals and a global footprint, Bergstrom offers a unique blend of commercial vehicle marketplace focus and customer value. With facilities in four continents, they are poised to service any market including but not limited to truck, bus, mili t a r y, construction, agriculture, a n d other u n conventional commerc i a l vehicles. In addi-

tion to cab climate systems Bergstrom provides aftermarket air conditioning systems and parts as well as heating replacement parts for heavy-duty climate systems. Bergstrom’s NITE (NoIdle Thermal Environment) products are designed to keep drivers comfortable in any condition. NITE Plus is an energy efficient and environmentally-friendly no-idling sleeper solution that complies with all idle restriction l aw s . R u n n i n g 8-10 hours on 4 AGM deep cycle batteries, it features 4,600 BTU/h cooling capacity. NITE Phoenix uses

comparable levels of battery

power as other no-idle solutions, but as a result of its larger compressor it keeps drivers cooler. The system has the highest and longest cooling capacity of any battery-powered, no-idle solution on the market. Featuring 7,500 BTU/h cooling capacity, the NITE Phoenix delivers the powerful system that drivers need to stay cool and comfortable in areas of the country that are extremely hot. In addition to enhancements made to the electrical system, the NITE Phoenix also includes a new LCD digital user interface and battery monitoring system that make it easier for drivers to control the unit. Features include onboard service diagnostics, automatic temperature cont r o l and a check filter function. NITE Day Cab was developed in response to a growing demand for solu-

tions to reduce idling in the day cab industry. The system uses the same technology as Bergs t r o m ’s popular NITE Plus unit, but is installed as a split system. T h e compressor and evaporator are installed between the truck’s seats, and the condenser is mounted remotely to the exterior of the cab and features a 7,200 BTU/h cooling capacity. “The goal in developing our line of battery-powered NITE systems is to provide drivers with an effective solution to maintaining comfort while adhering to no-idling restrictions,” said Bill Gordon, National Director of Aftermarket and

Director of Global Marketing for Bergstrom. As battery-powered, noidling systems, the CARBapproved NITE systems are able to generate a high BTU cooling capacity without sending damaging emissions into the environment. This helps drivers reduce emissions and comply with increasingly stringent anti-idling laws. It also helps save money, reducing the average truck’s fuel usage,

some by 3,790 gallons a year, and saving the owner more than $12,000 a year in reduced fuel costs and maintenance, based on the national average of idling 8 hours a day, 300 days a year and current fuel prices. “Battery-powered auxiliary units such as ours are a very effective way for trucking fleets to save money o n fuel during these challenging times. We are very pleased to provide trucking fleets with this more efficient system, ” said Bill Gordon. Bergstrom’s NITE Plus system is currently available as factory installed options on Freightliner Cascadia trucks and International® ProStar® and LoneStar® trucks. For more information call 815.874.7821 or visit their website at


Brennalex Inc.

New GPS Tracking System Called Smart Antenna By Brendan Finnerty


n today’s fast paced world of technology, thieves are becoming smarter and faster so systems are changed to adapt. With large investments in equipment for transport companies and other sectors that have commercial vehicles this is becoming a major problem. Because of this, insurance costs go up, new equipment must be obtained and loss of time and money are felt. The theft problem the trucking industry faces is significant. Canadian companies shipping goods

lose up to 8.5 billion dollars per year to cargo theft. Fortunately prevention technology is keeping up.

Big things do come in small packages, the Smart Antenna is easy to install and hard to defeat, it is an industrial strength solution for GPS fleet tracking. The engine’s 160dBm acquisition sensitivity

enables acquisition and tracking performance in the harshest signal environment, including but not limited to weak signal environment such as urban canyons and/or remote locations. If you are looking for security for your loads, this system can do that and more. It can locate your vehicles 24/7, 365 days a year in real time. Better dispatch and supervision allowing more service calls to be completed and it also verifies employee activity and reduces overtime. Save on fuel costs by

eliminating personal usage of company vehicles and reducing excessive idling. Generate comprehensive reports detailing start/ stop activity, route replay, beginning and end of day, trips to saved locations and mileage totals, etc. It can even send directions to your drivers if they are lost. Verify employee, on the job site data or arrival time for improved customer service and billing. Track maintenance service points and receive alerts for vehicles that are due for service/inspection, resulting in less wear and

tear which extends vehicle life. Receive e-mail alerts for speeding and off hours or weekend use resulting in decreased insurance and liability costs. We also offer the ability to track trailers at specific intervals at any time. Updates are typically provided 1 - 2 times per day. See trailers on the Teluware console along with other vehicles in the account using different Teluware applications. Alerts may be triggered for un-authorized movement or door open events. Refrigerated temperature monitoring inside

both trailers and dedicated refrigerated compartments for the purpose of reducing loss of perishables due to non-working refrigeration units. Set temperatures at 2 minute update readings; set alerts for temperature readings that go above or below user settings. With so many more services we have to offer, I am sure we are able to meet your needs and get you going. For more information, call 514-601-2650 or send an email to or visit our website at www.


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Welcome to our NEW, complimentary Truck Stop Directory. We want to help truckers and travellers find the nearest truck stop on route to their destination. For details on how you can list your truck stop, call Barb Woodward at 877-225-2232 or email Barb at Manitoba




Petro Canada-Petro Pass Highway #7 & #68, Arborg, MB Tel: 204.376.5593 Fax: 204.376.5587 Open 24-7, drivers’ lounge & game room, convenience store & parking


Petro Canada-Petro Pass 400 Park Avenue, Beausejour, MB Tel: 204.268.2223 Fax: 204.268.4749 Open 24-7, convenience store & parking

Husky Bulk Sales 210 North McDonald Street, Regina, SK S4Z 1A5 Tel: 306.721.6880 1755 Prince of Wales Drive Regina, SK S4Z 1A5 Tel: 306.789.3477


Brandon Husky Travel Centre 1990-18th Street North, Brandon, MB R7C 1B3 Tel: 204.728.7387

402-51st Street East, Saskatoon, SK Tel: 306.934.6766 Fax: 306.668.6110 Email: Drivers’ lounge, convenience store, laundry facilities, ATM, showers, scale & parking


Petro Canada-Petro Pass 217 Main Street, Morris, MB Tel: 204.746.8967 Fax: 204.746.6008 Open 24-7, full service islands, drivers’ lounge & game room, convenience store, ATM & parking


Petro Canada-Petro Pass Highway #11 & #304 Pine Falls, MB Tel: 204.367.8800 Fax: 204.367.4037 Open 24-7, Parking


Petro Canada-Petro Pass Highway #7 & 5th Street, Teulon, MB Tel: 204.886.2732 Fax: 204.886.3612 Open 24-7, convenience store & parking


Petro Canada-Petro Pass 500 Oak Point Highway, Winnipeg, MB Tel: 204.949.7292 Fax: 204.949.7295 Open 24-7, drivers’ lounge & game room, convenience store, laundry facilities, ATM, showers & parking

Petro Canada-Petro Pass

928 Marion Street, Winnipeg, MB Tel: 204.949.7280 Fax: 204.949.7288 Open 24-7, drivers’ lounge & game room, convenience store, laundry facilities, showers & parking

swift current

Husky Travel Centre 1510 South Service Road West, (Trans Canada Hwy 1 West) Swift Current, SK S9H 3T1 Tel: 306.773.6444


Cougar Fuels Ltd. 5602-54th Avenue

Bonnyville, AB Tel: 780.826.3043 Fax: 780.826.6353 Email: brentm@cougarfuelsltd. ca Convenience store, cardlock and showers.


Calgary Husky Travel Centre 2525-32nd Avenue N.E. Calgary, AB T1Y 6B7 Tel: 403.291.1233

RoadKing Travel Centre 4949 Barlow Trail SE, Calgary, AB T2B 3B5 Tel: 403.569.6251 Fax: 403.235.5095


RoadKing Travel Centre Strathcona Inc.

201- 4th Street, Estevan, SK S4A 0T5 Tel: 306.634.3109

26 Strathmoor Drive Sherwood Park, AB T8H 2B6 Tel 780-417-9400 Fax 780-417-9449

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Skyline Truck Stop

5904-44th Street, Lloydminster, AB T9V 1V6 Tel: 888.875.2495 Fax: 780.875.2095 Convenience Store, Showers & Laundry Facilities

5507 Trans Canada Hwy, Craigellachie, BC Tel: 250.836.4949 Fax: 250.836.4950 Email: Open 24-7, full service islands, driver’s lounge & game room, restaurant, convenience store, laundry facilities, ATM, showers & parking

Husky Travel Centre 5721-44th Street, Lloydminster, AB T9V 0B3 Tel: 780.872.7089


Husky Travel Centre 561-15 Street SW, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 4W2 Tel: 403.527.5561 th

Petro Canada Card Lock AgCom Petroleum Fuel Sales 1802-10 Avenue, S.W. Medicine Hat, AB Tel: 403.527.6411 Fax: 403.529.1660 Showers. British Columbia



Husky Travel Centre 10128 Nordel Court, Delta, BC V4G 1J7 Tel: 604.582.1433


Petro Canada Southcoast Petroleum Ltd. 10178 Nordel Court, Delta, BC Tel: 604.581.3835 Fax: 604.581.3850 Canopy, fax, photocopier, nearby Gov’t Scale, Restaurants & ATM


Jepson Petroleum Ltd.

7620A Vedder Road, Chilliwack, BC V2R 4E8 Tel: 604.858.5113

Box 1408 Golden, BC V0A 1H0 Tel: 250.344.6161 Fax: 250.344.2232 Email: Open 8am-5pm mon-fri, lubes & propane, 24hr Cardlock, regular, diesel & diesel mark.

45461 Yale Road West Chilliwack, BC Tel: 604.795.9421 Fax: 604.792.8931 Email: chilliwack@southcoastpetro. ca Commercial Cardlock Open 24 hrs, 7 days, Convenience Store open Monday to Friday, 8am-5pm (washrooms).

Western Ontario


fort erie

Husky Travel Centre 1340 Trans Canada Hwy., Sicamous, BC V0G 2V0 Tel: 250.836.4675 Fax: 280.836.2230 Contact: Shelley Arvandel Open 24-7, restaurant (6am-10pm), convenience store, showers, laundry facilities, parking, photocopier, oil products, ATM and fax machine. Western Ontario

Ultramar 1637 Pettit Road (Exit 5 off QEW) Fort Erie, ON L2A 5M4 Tel: 905.994.8293 Open 24 hrs, Restaurant, Toilet, Showers, Overnight Parking & Truckers’ Lounge


Fifth Wheel Truck Stop

Chilliwack Husky Travel Centre

Chilliwack Petro-Pass

British Columbia




Estevan Husky Travel Centre

British Columbia

Hancock Petroleum

Regina Husky Travel Centre

Petro Canada-Petro Pass brandon



Beamsville Relay Station 4673 Ontario Street, (Exit 64 off QEW) Beamsville, ON L0R 1B4 Tel: 905.563.8816 Fax: 905.563.4770 Email: Open 24-7, restaurant, convenience store, laundry facilities, ATM, showers & parking


Fifth Wheel Truck Stop

398 North Service Road, (Exit 74, off QEW, E. of Hamilton) (Casablanca Blvd. Exit) Grimsby, ON L3M 4E8 Tel: 905.945.0300 Fax: 905.945.1115 Open 24 hrs, diesel fuel, convenience store, CAT scale, blue beacon truck wash, ATM, drug testing centre, gasoline, Sunoco Cardlock, full service fuel islands, restaurant, private showers, laundry facilities, drivers’ lounge & arcade room,100+ parking capacity, chapel, motel (smoking & non- smoking) & Irving Cardlock.


2475 South Service Road, (Exit 431, Hwy 401, Waverly Road) Bowmanville, ON L1C 3L1 Tel: 905.623.3604 Marshall Truck & Trailer Fax: 905.623.7109 Repair & Truck Stop Open 24 hrs., Diesel fuel, 336 Kenora Avenue, convenience store, CAT scale, Hamilton, ON L8E 2W2 gasoline (self service), ATM, propane, Tel: 905.561.4712 convenience store at fuel bar, Sunoco Fax: 905.561.7757 fleetfuel Cardlock ,full service fuel Email: islands, restaurant, private showers, Web: laundry facilities, drivers’ lounge & Open 24-7 for Cardlock fuelling, arcade room, 100+ truck parking open 7am-12am mon-fri, 7am-5pm capacity, motel (smoking & nonSat, closed Sunday, full service smoking),Bell Canada Internet Kiosk, islands, drivers’ lounge, restaurant, Irving Cardlock. showers & parking



Fifth Wheel Truck Stop

3305 Dorchester Road, (Exit 199, Hwy 401, East of London) Petro-Pass Kitchener Dorchester, ON N0L 1G0 120 Conestoga College Blvd., Tel: 519.268.7319 Kitchener, ON N2P 2N6 Fax: 519.268.2967 Tel: 519.748.5550 Open 24 hrs, diesel fuel, convenience Dogwood Valley Fax: 519.748.9656 store, CAT scale, blue beacon truck Husky Travel Centre Drivers’ lounge & game room, wash, drug testing centre, gasoline 27052 Baker Road, convenience store, laundry facilities, (self serve), ATM, take-out food, Hope, BC V0X 1L3 showers & CAT scale. open roads chapel, Sunoco & Irving Tel: 604.869.9443 london Cardlock, full service fuel islands, restaurant, private showers, laundry facilities, drivers’ lounge, 150+ Flood Hope Husky Travel Centre parking capacity, motel (smoking 61850 Flood-Hope Road Flying M Truck Stop Cool Creek Agencies & non-smoking), arcade room, R.R. #2, Hope, BC V0X 1L2 7340 Colonel Talbot Road, convenience store. 7985 Lickman Road, London, ON Tel: 604.869.9214 Chilliwack, BC V2R 3Z9 drumbo Tel: 519.652.2728 Tel: 604.795.5335 Trucker’s Haven Fax: 519.652.6554 OSOYOOS Fax: 604.794.5080 Hwy 401, Exit 250, Email: H usky T ravel C entre 806607 Oxford Road, Open 24 hrs, 6 days, full service 9206-97th Street, Drumbo, ON N0J 1G0 Full service islands, driver’s lounge islands, drivers’ lounge, restaurant, # R.R. 2, Osoyoos, BC V0H 1V2 Tel: 519.463.5088 & game room, convenience store, convenience store, ATM, internet Tel: 250.495.6443 Fax: 519.463.5628 showers, laundry facilities, parking & services, showers, garage on premises & parking CAT scale Email:

Western Ontario


London Husky Travel Centre Hwy 401 & 74 (Exit 195 off 401) Belmont, ON Tel: 519.644.0200


Fifth Wheel Truck Stop 40 Chisolm Dr. (Hwy 401 Exit 320) Milton, ON L9T 3G9 Tel: 905.878.8441 Fax: 905.878.9376 Open 24 hrs, diesel fuel, convenience store, CAT scale, Blue Beacon truck wash, ATM, lube shop, Sunoco & Irving Cardlock, full service fuel islands, restaurant, showers, laundry facilities, drivers’ lounge & arcade room, 100+ parkin, chapel, motel (smoking & non- smoking), & lottery tickets.

Western Ontario

Eastern Ontario



Pilot Travel Centre

19325 County Road 42, Exit 56 off Hwy 401 Tilbury, Ontario Fifth Wheel Truck Stop Tel: 519.682.1140 1901 McConnell Avenue, Fax: 519.682.9221 (Exit 792 off Hwy 401) Email:TravelCenter.461@ Cornwall, ON K6H 5R6 Tel: 613.933.8363 Fax: 613.932.3952 Open 24-7, six pilot diesel lanes, six Open 24 hrs, diesel fuel, convenience gasoline lanes & six ESSO Cardlock store, CAT scale, blue beacon truck lanes, subway restaurant, large wash, barber shop, ATM, drug convenience store, drivers’ lounge & testing centre, gasoline (full service), game room, CAT scale, coin laundry, mechanic shop, propane, take-out ATM, six showers & 70+ parking food, Sunoco Cardlock, full service available. fuel islands, restaurant, private showers, laundry facilities, drivers’ lounge & arcade room, 200+ truck parking capacity, chapel, motel (smoking & non-smoking), tire shop, lube shop, Bell Canada Internet windsor Windsor Husky Travel Centre Kiosk, convenience store at fuel bar, Irving Cardlock. Tecumseh, ON (off Hwy 401 at Exit 14) Tel: 519.737.6401 Eastern Ontario



Antrim Truck Stop Husky Travel Centre 200 Clements Road, Pickering, ON Tel: 905.428.9700

port Hope

Ultramar 2211 County Road 28, (Hwy 401 Exit 464) Port Hope, ON L1A 3W4 Tel: 905.885.4600

stoney creek





Esso-Kingston Hwy 401 Exit 611, Kingston, ON Tel: 613.384.8888 Fax: 613.634.3162 Open 24-7

Open 24-7, full service islands, restaurant, convenience store, laundry facilities, ATM, showers & parking

2085 Shanly Road, Exit 730 off Hwy 401 Cardinal, ON K0C 1E0 Tel: 613.657.3019 Open 24 hrs, restaurant, convenience store, toilet, showers, overnight parking & truckers’ lounge



Ultramar 535 Mill Street, (Hwy 401 Exit 230 on TA site) Woodstock, ON N4S 7V6 Tel: 519.421.3144

Herb’s Travel Plaza 21160 Service Road, Exit 27 off Hwy 417 Vankleek Hill, Ontario Toll Free: 800.593.4372 Tel: 613.525.2120 Fax: 613.525.1595 Email: Open 24-7 drivers’ lounge, restaurant, convenience store, laundry facilities, ATM, internet services, showers & parking. Northern Ontario


Hwy 400 & 88, Bradford, ON Tel: 905.775.5794

hWY 144 @ 560a

Watershed Car & Truck Stop Hwy 144 & 560a, Tel: 705.655.4911 or 705.523.4917 Fax: 705.523.4160 Email:

new liskeard

Gilli’s Truck Stop Hwy #11 North, New Liskeard, ON Tel: 705.647.1919 Fax: 705.647.5610 Full service islands, restaurant, convenience store, showers & parking.

Quick Stop

Sudbury Petro Pass 3070 Regent Street Sudbury, ON Tel: 705.522.8701 Fax: 705.522.4280 Open Mon-Fri. 6am-11pm, Sat. 8am-8pm & sun. 10am-9pm, drivers’ lounge & game room, convenience store (hot food, pizza, chilli & soup), laundry facilities, showers & parking.


Esso Truck Stop 2154 Riverside Drive, Timmins, ON Tel: 705.268.3400 Fax: 705.267.7231 Open 24-7, restaurant, convenience store, ATM & showers.


Waubashene Truck Stop 21 Quarry Road, Box 419, Waubashene, ON L0K 2L0 Tel: 705.538.2400 Fax: 705.538.0452 Email: Québec


Irving 24

5918, Rue Notre Dame Est, Montreal, QC H1N 2C5 Tel: 514.257.8626 Fax: 514.259.0910 Open 24-7, restaurant, convenience store & laundry facilities. New Brunswick


Aulac Big Stop Circle K 170 Aulac Road, Aulac, NB E4L 2X2 Tel: 506.536.1339 Fax: 506.536.0579 Email: Open 24-7, full service islands, drivers’ lounge, restaurant, convenience store, showers, laundry facilities, parking & CAT scale.

four falls

Springwater Truck Stop


Stop 50 Truck Stop 1310 South Service Road, (Exit QEW at Fifty Road) Stoney Creek, ON L8E 5C5 Tel: 905.643.1151 Fax: 905.643.8068

vankleek hill

Bradford Husky Travel Centre 1515 County Road #20, (Hwy 417 Exit 51) Dunvegan, ON Tel: 613.527.1026 or 613.627.2100 Fax: 613.527.2726 Open 24-7, full service islands, restaurant (Tim Horton’s), convenience store, showers, parking & ATM.

Northern Ontario



580 White Lake Road, Arnprior, ON K7S 3G9 Tel: 613.623.3003 Fax: 613.623.1003 Toll Free: 866.334.4775 JOYCEVILLE Kingston Husky Truck Stop Open 24-7, full service islands, restaurant, convenience store, Joyceville Road, (Hwy 401 Exit 632) showers, overnight parking, truckers’ Joyceville, ON lounge, CAT scale, garage service Tel: 613.542.3468 facilities, tire service, western star truck dealer.

25 Bellevue Drive, (Hwy 401 Exit 538, rear of Ultramar Service Station) Belleville, ON K8N 4Z5 Tel: 613.771.1755 Open 24 hrs, lunch counter, Open 24 hrs, lunch counter, convenience store,toilet, showers, convenience store, toilets, showers, truckers’ lounge & short-time parking short-time parking & truckers’ lounge

Eastern Ontario


Ultramar 3199 Hawthorne Road, (Exit 110 off Hwy 417) Behind Ultramar Service Station Ottawa, ON K1G 3V8 Tel: 613.248.9319 Open 24 hrs, lunch counter, convenience store, toilet, Truckers’ lounge, showers

& short- ime parking sPENCERVILLE

Angelo’s Truck Stop

2025 County Road 44, 215 Hwy #49, Spencerville, ON K0E 1X0 Deseronto, ON K0K 1X0 Tel: 613.925.5158 Tel: 613.396.3043 Fax: 613.925.5158 Fax: 613.396.1449 Open 24 hrs, restaurant, convenience Open 6am-10pm, 7 days, full service Open 7 days, game room, restaurant, store, toilet, showers, truckers’ lounge islands, subway, convenience store, convenience store, showers, parking & overnight parking parking & coffee drive-thru. & CAT scale.

New Liskeard Husky Travel Centre Hwy 11 North, New Liskeard, ON Tel: 705.647.6300

2539 Route 130, Four Falls, NB E3Z 2H3 Tel: 506.273.3682 Open 12 hrs, 6 days, full service islands, restaurant, convenience store, laundry facilities, ATM, showers & parking.

north bay

BayTruck Stop 3060 Hwy 11 North, North Bay, ON Tel: 705.474.8410 Fax: 705.495.4076 Toll Free: 888.474.8410 Email: Web: Open 24-7, full service islands, restaurant, convenience store, showers, parking & truck repairs within 2 km.

grand falls

Petro Pass

New Brunswick


Petro-Canada Exit 450, 2600 Mountain Road, Moncton, NB E1G 3T6 Tel: 506.859.6000 Fax: 506.859.6005 Open 24-7, convenience store, fast food, ATM’s & restrooms


Tobique One Stop Exit 115, Perth-Anover, NB Tel: 506.273.9682 Fax: 506.273.9682 Open 24-7, full service islands, drivers’ lounge with large screen, restaurant, satellite TV, convenience store, showers, laundry, parking & free high-speed internet.


Salisbury Big Stop 2986 Fredericton Road, Salisbury, NB E4J 2G1 Tel: 506.372.3333 Fax: 506.372.0083 Open 24-7, drivers’ lounge & game room, restaurant, convenience store, showers, laundry facilities, parking & CAT scale


Lincoln Big Stop (Irving) 415 Nevers Road, Waasis, NB E3B 9E1 Tel: 506.446.4444 Fax: 506.446.4440 Open 24-7, full service & self service islands, drivers’ lounge & game room, restaurant, convenience store, showers, laundry facilities, parking


Murray’s Truck Stop Exit 191, 198 Beardsley Road, Woodstock, NB Tel: 506.328.2994 Driver’s Fax: 506.325.2148 Open 24-7, full service islands, drivers’ lounge & game room, restaurant, convenience store, showers, laundry facilities, parking & CAT scale & tire sales & service. Nova Scotia


Enfield Big Stop (Circle K) 6757 Hwy #2, Enfield, NS S2T 1C8 Tel: 902.882.2522 Fax: 902.883.1769 Open 24-7, full service islands, drivers’ lounge, restaurant (6am11pm), convenience store, showers & parking.

315 Ouellette Street, truro heights Grand Falls, NB Truro Heights Circle K Tel: 506.473.5575 86 Connector Rd., Hwy 102 Exit 13, Fax: 506.475.9816 Truro Heights, NS B2N 5B6 Toll Free: 800.361.8322 Tel: 902.897.0333 Fax: 902.897.0499 Drivers’ lounge & game room, convenience store, showers, laundry Open 24-7, self service islands, facilities, internet services, showers, drivers’ lounge, restaurant, parking & CAT scale. convenience store, showers & parking. August 2010    31

Alphabetical List Of Advertisers Advertiser

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A A & A Truck Exhaust . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13  ACC International . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11  Airtabs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Allen Insurance Brokers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1  Alrange Containers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Alutrec Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1, 7

Ontario Trucking News Ontario Trucking News Ontario Trucking News Ontario Trucking News Ontario & Eastern Trucking News

B Benson Truck & Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Ontario Trucking News Boomerang Tracking. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,10 Brighton Speedway. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33

C C.U.T.C.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10  Ontario Trucking News Castrol/Wakefield. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5,34 Ontario Trucking News

D E Emergency Road Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1, 4, 40  Western & Eastern Trucking News

F Fleet Safety Council . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38  Ontario Trucking News


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Air Conditioning Products Wilson Instruments. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15  Ontario Trucking News Automated Lubrication Systems SKF Canada. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4  Ontario Trucking News Commercial Truck Door Manufacturers Whiting Door Mfg.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Container Sales Alrange Containers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Diesel Performance Products Performance Products (Bully Dog). . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Emergency Road Services Emergency Road Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1, 4, 40  Western & Eastern Trucking News Employment Opportunities Fleet Safety Council . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38  Highland Transport. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37  Kindersley Transport. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36  TransX. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37  Your Advantage Staffing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40

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Factoring & Finance J.D. Factors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Liquid Capital Midwest Corp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,10 Ontario Trucking News Fuel Economy Products Airtabs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Ontario Trucking News

G H Hallmark Insurance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12  Ontario Trucking News Harper Truck Centres . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Higland Transport. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37  Ontario Trucking News HWT Transport. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Western Trucking News

I International Truckload Services. . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Ontario Trucking News

J J.D. Factors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3


Fuel Security Products The Fuel Lock. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Heating Sales & Service Wilson Instruments. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15  Ontario Trucking News Insurance Allen Insurance Brokers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1  Ontario Trucking News Hallmark Insurance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12  Ontario Trucking News Lubricants Castrol/Wakefield. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15,42 Ontario Trucking News Shell Canada. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Permits & Waivers C.U.T.C.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10  Ontario Trucking News

L Levy Steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Liquid Capital Midwest Corp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,10 Ontario Trucking News

Steering & Clutch Products Levy Steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Tarp Sales & Service Trison Tarps Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,14

M N New Millenium Truck Centre. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Ontario Trucking News

Tracking Software Boomerang Tracking. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,10 Trailer Sales Alutrec Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1, 7 Ontario & Eastern Trucking News

O P Performance Diesel (Bully Dog) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9


Transportation Consultants Stateside Transportation Consultants Inc.. . . . . . 34 Transportation Companies HWT Transport. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Western Trucking News

S Shell Canada. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 SKF Canada. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Ontario Trucking News Stateside Transportation Consultants Inc.. . . . . . 34

T TAABS Wheel Balancers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Western Trucking News Temper Axle Products Corportation . . . . . . . . . . 17 The Fuel Lock. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Traction Truck Parts & TruckPro . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1  Ontario & Western Trucking News TransX. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Ontario Trucking News Trison Tarps Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,14

V Vulcan On-Board Scales. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1  Western & Eastern Trucking News

W Whiting Door Mfg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Wilson Instruments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Ontario Trucking News Windshield Cam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

Y Your Advantage Staffing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Ontario Trucking News

Truck Exhaust A & A Truck Exhaust . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13  Ontario Trucking News Truck Parts & Accessories Traction Truck Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1  Ontario Trucking & Western Trucking News Truck Tires Benson Truck & Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Ontario Trucking News New Millenium Truck Centres. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Truck Sales Harper Truck Centres Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Truck Repairs TruckPro. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1  Ontario Trucking & Western Trucking News Truck Washing Equipment ACC International . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11  Ontario Trucking News Video Recording Equipment Windshield Cam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Weigh Scales (On Board) Vulcan On-Board Scales. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1  Western & Eastern Trucking News Wheel Balancing Products TAABS Wheel Balancers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Western Trucking News Wheel-End Adjustment Products Temper Axle Products Corportation . . . . . . . . . . 17

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Transport for Christ

What is a Christian?

By Chaplain Len Reimer


salm 119:5 “Oh that my ways were steadfast in obeying your decrees (statutes).” Christians are people who acknowledge and live by the Word of God (Bible). The Christians’ eyes are on the God of

the Bible, as their Father and Christ as their Saviour. Their consciences are captive to the Word of God, and they aspire, like the psalmist, to have their whole lives brought into line with it. A Christian that lives by the precepts of Scripture enjoys the peace of Christ and totally trusts God for the future. The promises of Scripture are before

them as they pray, and the precepts are before them as they go about their daily tasks. Christians know that the Bible has gone forth to create and control and order things around them, and this thought brings them only joy. Christians are independent folks for they use the Word of God (Bible) as a touchstone by which to test the various views that are put to them, and they will not touch anything they are not sure that Scripture sanctions. We f u r ther find recorded in I Peter

2:9 (NIV), “But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His wonderful light.” Please note, God chose

us. We did not wake up one morning and decide to go find God, no God chose us. He also made us part of royal priesthood, a special people, and His very special people. Why? Because, He loved us and Jesus Christ gave Himself

for us so we could be presented blameless, perfect, and sinless before our Heavenly Father. We may hear words something like this, “Father, (Dad), my death on the cross paid for his/her sins in full.” Praise God.


A.T.S.S.A. Meetings Toronto Chapter, Est. 1938 – No September 2010 Meeting Regular Monthly meetings are held at: Paradise Banquet Hall, 7601 Jane Street, Vaughan Web:, E-mail:

A.T.S.S.A. Belleville Branch, 2010 Est 1999 Meetings: 1st Thursday of the Month, 7pm Ramada Inn on the Bay, Belleville E-mail: Tel: (613) 968-3411

A.T.S.S.A. Hamilton Branch, Est 1945 Meetings: 3rd Monday of the Month Renaissance Banquet Centre, 2289 Barton Street East Web:, E-mail:

A.T.S.S.A Kitchener-Waterloo Branch, Est. 1971 Meetings: 1st Thursday of the Month Holiday Inn, Kitchener Web:, E-mail:

A.T.S.S.A London Branch, Est. 1947 Meetings: 2nd Tuesday of the Month Lamplighter Inn, London Web:, E-mail:

A.T.S.S.A. Ottawa Branch, Est. 1966 Meetings: 3rd Tuesday of the Month Chimo Hotel, Ottawa Web:, E-mail:

A.T.S.S.A. Sudbury & District Branch, Est. 1978 Meetings: 2nd Thursday of the Month Howard Johnson Hotel, 50 Brady Street, Sudbury Web:, E-mail:

A.T.S.S.A. Winsor-Chatham Branch, Est 1974 Meetings: 2nd Monday of the Month Ciociaro Club Web:, E-mail:

September 12, 2010 Warkworth Truck Show & Driver’s Appreciation Day Warkworth Fairgrounds (Ontario) Telephone: 705.924.3399 Contact: Bill Newman Email: Web:

September 30 - October 2, 2010, Truxpo 2010 Tradex Centre Abbotsford, B.C. Telephone: 800-565-2282 or 604-888-5319 Contact: Sandra Stashuk Email: Web: or

November 5, 6 & 7th CamExpo Quebec Les Promotions Roger Tél.: (418) 877-1919 / (866) 858-1919 Fax: (418) 877-9292 Roger Paradis, Sylvia Jack, Roger Paradis, Fax: (416) 614-8861 August 2010    33


Health Insurance Matters

The Impact of Bill 119 on Trucking?

By Lina Demedeiros


n November, 2009 an amendment to Bill 119 mandating WSIB coverage for independent contractors and/or sole proprietors came into effect. The objective of Bill 119 is taking all reasonable steps to minimize the company’s risk exposures to its drivers and owner/ operators in the event of an injury. The fleet owner must take all reasonable steps to minimize the company’s risk exposure relative to its owner/operators, contract drivers and employees. In the absence of this, most

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commercial insurance policies may not recognize a claim against it. When a company uses contractor workers such as owner/operators and contract drivers they should establish a basic program to help the business minimize the liability issues arising from worker injuries. These programs fall under two categories; Supplemental Plans for individuals who must have WSIB by law, and Alternative Plans for individuals who are NOT required by law to be covered by WSIB. Supplemental plans cover situations where WSIB does not pay a benefit; alternative offers 24 Hour coverage and covers both occupational and nonoccupational injuries. The company responsibility is to implement, enroll and collect premiums. The Plan design considerations for trucking

have been in place for years. The following are some guidelines for “Proper” alternatives to WSIB; 24 Hour Loss of Income to age 65 or 70, illness income benefits from 30th day of illness maximum of 5 years not necessarily as high as income benefits, and $300,000 of accidental and dismemberment or co-ordination of benefits. Also, Out of Country of up to 30 days, catered to the individual owner/operator’s needs, Overhead Expense Reimbursement for owner/operators including illness coverage. Health, Drugs and Dental Benefits Bill 119 does not suggest that a fleet owner or owner/operator become an insurance expert since a financial advisor fulfills this role. The key is to limit overall potential liability back to the company and its respective contractors or employees.

Many businesses are unaware that they may be exposing themselves to a significant financial liability that may arise if they do not take reasonable steps to ensure there is adequate protection. Some key concerns amongst fleet owners are; the possibility of a suit for negligence and contestable rehabilitation and re-training allowances. The company may be held liable for the differences amounting to thousands of dollars for a long term permanent disability. Allow the independent to make independent decisions and to find their own coverage. This could leave the company open to costly litigation and compensation if there is a workplace injury. These key concerns have been addressed by many fleet owners to their disadvantage by focusing on costing. Some solutions

such as tradition group insurance may impact their status with Canada Revenue Agency as well as the nature of the relationship employer or employee relationship. The best solution is to create standardized mandatory programs for all owner/operators, tailor plans to meet their specific

needs and ensure that you have taken reasonable steps to reduce your company’s risk exposure. For more information on Bill 119 and new programs to meet these needs please contact me, Lina Demedeiros at 1-800-2365810 or visit our website at www.lmdfinancial. com.



It’s All About Numbers

The HST Has Arrived!

By Kelly Liese Potvin


irst it started with the phone calls coming in on June 10th. Clients had received the NEW HST rebate cheques and wanted to

know what they were. Did they have to pay it back? Will it affect their taxes at the end of the year? Some clients called to complain they had not received a cheque. Their friend/family even spouse had received one and they were still waiting. Did I apply for it when I had prepared their 2009 Taxes? Finally, why did some taxpayers receive $100.00 while others received $330.00? I had to explain the same answers over and over

to many clients. For all the propaganda the government had put out regarding the HST, many people still did not have a clue what to expect when they received their cheques. Some wondered HOW it affected them personally and which spouse received it, or why there was a monetary difference in the cheques. The HST cheque that has arrived is one of three nontaxable cheques expected for taxpayers who are 18 and over and who filed or

will file a 2009 tax return. Cheques were disbursed June 10th to the taxpayers that were eligible [less than $160,000 family income or $80,000 single] and had their taxes ASSESSED by May 10th. For taxes assessed after May 10th, cheques or deposits were issued 4-8 weeks later. If the taxpayers were married or living together, then the cheques were issued to the first one who filed. If a taxpayer turns 18 prior to December 1st, 2010 they may be eligible

to the December 2010 and June 2011 cheques. The following 2nd and 3rd cheque is expected to be released in December 2010 and June 2011. Yo u m u s t f i l e y o u r taxes to receive the HST cheque. Well, there is another look into the HST from the taxpayer rebate side of it. If you have any further questions or want to learn more, you can access the HST link from my website at Kelly Potvin is

an accredited Bookkeeper/Tax Preparer who has been in the accounting business for 20 years. As a side note, I will be visiting Halifax the first two weeks of August and available to meet with any Owner/Operators to discuss what services, It’s All About Numbers has to offer. Please feel free to call or text me on my cell at 613-340-8409 if you have any questions or would like to make arrangements to meet with me.


Cross Border Services

Heightened Security is For a Reason B.C. a commercial truck driver, was arrested. The tractor-trailer combination was escorted to the utilities station and

By Dawn Truell


s much as we all know that it is a pain every time we want to cross the borders in and out of Canada/U.S.A., we have good reasons for heightened security initiatives. The following are some recent border incidents. July 2nd, 300 pounds of high-grade marijuana were seized at the Cascade, BC & Laurier, WA border; it was concealed within a commercial load of woodchips destined for the Avista Utilities generating station in Kettle Falls, WA. Matthew Tutt, 31 of North Vancouver,

its cargo offloaded under CBP supervision when wooden crates were observed sliding out of the rear of the trailer into the station’s hopper. Five crates were retrieved and a CBP narcotic detector dog named Diesel gave a positive alert to the presence of a narcotic odour. The crates contained 255 plastic bags, 300 pounds of marijuana suspected to be “BC Bud,” a highly potent form of marijuana cultivated in British Columbia, Canada, and can sell for $3,500 to $6,000 a pound. Tutt was taken into custody on site by CBP officers and turned over to agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Homeland Security Investigations

for his initial appearance in U.S. District Court in Spokane, WA. July 10th, 5 PM, CBP officers were screening travelers when they became suspicious of a man and the documents he was presenting in order to gain entry into the U.S. CBP officers examined the documents closer and found that the Visa was a counterfeit document. The man was a repeat offender and was processed for removal from the U.S. July 13th, Canada’s Pub-

ism and transnational organized crime. Issues addressed are; drug trafficking, illegal immigration, illicit movement of prohibited or controlled

goods, agricultural hazards, and the spread of infectious disease. D a w n Tr u e l l i s t h e President of Cross Border Services. For further

information on any cross border issues please contact crossborderservices@, www.crossb o rd e r s e r v i c e s o r c a l l 905.973.9136.


lic Safety Minister, Vic Toews and U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary, Janet Napolitano, met to advance a strategic dialogue on developing a shared vision for border security for Canada and the United States. “Our mutual security extends beyond our borders and we must work together to mitigate threats before they reach either Canada or the U.S. while facilitating the legitimate mobility of people and goods between us” said Minister Toews. Joint Border Threat and Risk Assessment, releasing later this summer, outlines areas of concern along U.S./Canada borders where there is the potential of terrorAugust 2010    35


Business Insurance Matters

SABS Reform By Linda Colgan


any articles have been written about the forthcoming changes to the accident benefits coverage which will be implemented September 1st, 2010. For most reading these documents it is far more complex than reading a War and Peace novel. For many they will be looking for reduction in premiums to coincide with the reduction

of benefits – well it just isn’t going to happen. A couple changes have been implemented already. For example a capped limit now applies to minor injuries and the extraction of entitlement to attendant care benefits for injuries qualifying within the minor injury category. Within the Province of Ontario, the accident benefits coverage has been abused and statistically

is ranked highest across Canada for loss payments. Modifications have taken place through the years however with the new reform coverage will be restricted. Some benefit payments will now fall within the limits provided for the injuries, income replacement will be based on a reduced percentage and as noted above, some coverage removed altogether. All insurers will provide

options in most categories to “buy back” coverage if possible within each category. When thinking of the current system versus the new regime, the thought process is much different on a personal basis than it is on a transportation or business level. For those working within the insurance industry we are spearheading how to incorporate the forthcoming changes

into the renewal process and providing as much documentation as possible to our clients regarding the changes September 1st, 2010. As mandated, all Insurers have sent out notices of the impending changes of the Insurance Act to each one of their policyholders. Between this correspondence and the material sent from your Broker, we encourage you to contact your Insurance

Broker along with your Broker providing benefits and discuss. Going forward your Broker will (or should) ensure that the auto renewal discussions will involve dialogue of the new changes to the insurance act and how it impacts your business. Linda Colgan is a Transportation Insurance Advisor with JDIMI. Contact Linda at 416-809-3103 or email


TransCore Link Logistics

Freight Index Records Highest Volume Since Mid 2008


oronto, ON – TransCore’s Canadian Freight Index climbs for fifth straight month, shows significant improvement year over year with a 73 percent increase in spot market freight availability. The May 2010 index rose by 22 points over the previous

month. Combined crossborder postings have increased 82 percent year over year. Truck postings have decreased by 14 percent for the same period indicating a reduction in capacity to meet demand. Intermediaries and carriers across Canada list

more than 12 million loads and trucks per year on Loadlink®, Canada’s largest logistics freight matching database and network. As a result of this high volume, TransCore’s Canadian Freight Index is representative of the ups and downs in spot market freight movement as well

as provides a historical account of the domestic and cross border spot market freight movement. The Loadlink freight matching database constitutes the largest Canadian network of freight carriers, freight brokers and intermediaries and has been available to Can-

adian subscribers since its inception in 1990. The Loadlink network provides Canadian based companies with the largest online database of available loads and trucks, unlimited access and guaranteed payment. TransCore’s Commercial Technology Group

Ray Collin, Shandex Trucking of Pickering, Ontario, was quite direct when he stated that Tim Horton’s should be at each location. As he pointed out when a driver is in a hurry, a good cup of coffee and a sandwich to go is very helpful and Tim Horton’s can provide this. Ray pointed out that a good sit down restaurant allows a driver a chance to relax and unwind a little, before hitting the road again.

Arten Alab, National Transport Inc., of Montreal, Québec, was very straightforward when he said the food provided at each location should be of good quality, not second rate like some places are. Arten would like to see a Tim Horton’s at each location because of the quality of products they provide. If some of the older style truck stops would provide better quality food on their menus their restaurants would be much busier.

John Williams, ATS, of St. Cloud, Minnesota, had quite a number of remarks. First there should be less fast food at all of these locations. Today’s drivers are beginning to think healthy and are watching their weight. The quality of food served should be the first thing that any food outlet needs to consider. John also goes on to say when he comes to Canada he does enjoy Tim Horton’s.

is a leading provider of transportation solutions in the United States and Canada. TransCore’s trailer tracking and in-cab communications solutions feature the industry’s fastest response times and state-of-the-art satellite networking.


W From the

Driver’s Seat By: Carl McBride

What’s to Eat?

hat types of food would you like to see being served at the 23 newly rebuilt locations on the 400 series highways in ontario? Over the past year or so a lot of questions have been asked about the newly rebuilt rest areas. Nobody has taken the time to think about our waistlines and how they got that way. A trip to the Flying J in Napanee, Ontario, certainly opened my eyes to the views of a number of drivers. ••• Please submit your questions and feedback to I will be glad to ask the question, search for the answer and publish the results.


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Patrick Pineaule, Robichaud Transport, of Valleyfield, Québec, like many of the drivers I spoke with are becoming healthy eaters. Patrick agreed there should be less fast food at all of the new rest stops. Patrick stated that if a rest stop has low fat, quality foods on their menus he is a customer. A lot of times though Patrick prepares his food at home to eat on the road, to avoid all the fat and calories found in restaurant menu items.


Yanke Group of Companies

“Be the One” Safety Incentive – Wins A Truck!


anke Group of Companies has always fully valued and promoted safety, both in the workplace, and on our nation’s highways. More recently Yanke took this focus to a new level through a newly created safety incentive program called “Be the One”. The goal of this initiative was to increase everyone’s awareness with respect to safety, and make safety a personal mission statement, challenging each staff member to “Be the One”. This was accomplished through safety breakfasts, seminars, and on line video presentations to EVERY staff member at the Yanke Group of Companies. Our staff and Professional Transport Operators worked together to bring safety to a personal level, resulting not only in a very positive change to

corporate safety culture, but ultimately a significant overall savings in the physical, emotional and financial impact accidents have on the organization and the public at large. Since incorporating the program in 2009, Yanke had an impressive 48.50% reduction in accident costs compared to the previous fiscal year. The majority of incidents occur in 7 different categories, and Yanke realized significant reductions in 6 of these categories, including an astounding 94.32% reduction in “leaving road way” accidents alone. The “Be The One” safety program began with general awareness sessions across Canada, and it included a “Be the One” reminder decal affixed prominently on each power unit and featured incentive draws for all operators that met the qualifying

criteria between November 1st, 2009 through to April 30th, 2010. The draws included 6 monthly home furnishing packages worth $5,000 each, and a Grand Prize draw for a NEW 2010 pickup truck of their choosing worth up to $50,000. To be included in the draws, certain qualifying conditions had to be met including attendance at an awareness session, achieving a minimum amount of miles driven and remaining accident/ incident free. Ya n k e i s p r o u d a n d pleased with the overwhelming commitment to “Be the One”, which resulted in a total of 468 drivers entered into the draws!! Yanke is also pleased to announce that one of its long serving Professional Operators, Brian “Huggy” Halabura, was drawn from all the entries and became the

winner of a brand new FORD F-150 pickup this past week. Yanke wishes to congratulate all of its Operators and staff for their commitment to “Be the One”, and helping to make the roads a safer place for us all. Yanke Group of Companies provides transportation solutions in partnership

with its customers across North America and around the globe. Yanke operates 5 different business units that provide a “one stop” source of transportation services, they include: Yanke Specialized Road Services, Yanke Multimodal Services, Yanke Supply Chain Services, Yanke Global Logistics

Services, and Aero Delivery. Yanke offers a wide range of service options including freight forwarding, air cargo, international steamship line containers, inland rail, domestic double stack rail, full truckload dry van services, temperature controlled services, and local warehousing.


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New Remote Controlled Roll-Up Door Opener


he WHITING® Group of Canada recently introduced an automatic, remote controlled; roll-up door opener called CommandLIFT™. The revolutionary CommandLIFT™ door opener is designed to be used with the extensive line of

quality roll-up doors that are manufactured in Canada by WHITING® Door in Burlington, Ontario. After conducting extensive surveys of fleet owners and operators of

local delivery vehicles and long-haul trucks and trailers, WHITING® was able to identify five major industry concerns. Safety of the Drivers: The truck driving population is aging, and after a long day on the road, many drivers find it difficult to climb up to the door sill to open and close the roll-up door of their trailer. With the push of a button on the vehicle’s key fob, the driver or warehouse person can open and close the roll-up door without even touching it. The CommandLIFT™ door opener works 24-hours a day and never takes a holiday. Claims for worker’s compensation due to shoulder, back and knee injuries are always 38    August 2010

a major concern. Using the CommandLIFT™ door opener to open and close roll-up doors will help keep drivers on the job and not at home recovering from injury. Security of Cargo: The CommandLIFT™ door opener ensures that the roll-up doors are closed securely and will stay closed even if the driver forgets to engage the latch on the door. Fleet owners can feel more comfortable that their cargo is secure while on route to its destination. R e duced

Door Maintenance: The CommandLIFT™ door opener opens and closes the roll-up door with a smooth controlled motion that will help reduce door maintenance, downtime and help increase the expected service life of the door components. The CommandLIFT™ door opener can be used on all WHITING ® , doubletorsion, spring balancer equipped roll-up doors. Driver Retention: Having a perk like the CommandLIFT™ door opener will help fleets retain the best drivers available. Why would drivers look for employment with companies where they will have to manually open and close roll-up doors all day?

Anything new, must be easy to Install and Maintain: Depending on the complexity of the vehicle’s wiring requirements, The CommandLIFT™ door opener can usually be installed in a couple of hours. The unit

is installed on the existing roof bows and connects to the vehicle’s 12 or 24 volt battery. The CommandLIFT™ door opener is a European designed product that is now being built in CANADA by WHITING® Door.

Driver retention, secure cargo, reduced worker’s compensation claims, reduced door maintenance and European technology all enhance the efficiency or your fleet. Contact WHITING® Door at 877.845.3816 for more

information on how the CommandLIFT™ door opener can increase your fleet’s efficiency or go to to see the features video of the revolutionary, new CommandLIFT™ door opener.


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Western Trucking News, Issue 27, August 2010

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