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Navistar’s PΛRTSMΛRT® Brand is “Right on the Money” Do you have the “economy blues”? By Kim McWatt


or five straight months, economic indicators illustrate positive trends for the trucking industry even in a slow economy, according to transportation forecasters. Even with this positive outlook, today’s economy continues to challenge even the strongest trucking companies. To help combat the “economy blues”, Navistar has provided a solution for the truck and bus market. In February 2009, the company launched its private label parts solution – PΛRTSMΛRT® - through the International® and IC Bus™ dealership network. PΛRTSMΛRT is an all makes solution, backed by a one-year parts replacement warranty and built to International aftermarket quality standards. As Michael Cancelliere, senior vice president and general manager for Navistar Parts in North America, stated, “PΛRTSMΛRT provides Navistar a great opportunity to support our customers during these challenging economic times when many customers are cutting back and pinching pennies. With this new parts line, Navistar enters a segment of the parts business in which we previously have not been involved. It’s a necessity in today’s environment to offer cost effective products customers can use to hold down their operating expenses without sacrificing quality.” All Product Brands competitively priced PΛRTSMΛRT offers a wide range of products including mirrors, HVAC products, belts, hoses, hydraulic brake components, lighting, rotating electrics, seals, maintenance, and much more. Since the launch in 2009, and based on customer demand, new products have been regu-

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what’s important for a typical bus maintenance manager,” says Baze. Getting more information The PΛRTSMΛRT brand targets both current customers and also calls upon those who shy away from OEM products. A prime target market is the owners of off-warranty trucks and third or fourth owners. Navistar has been reaching end customers through various media such as print, radio, television, and the Internet and continues to promote through the International and IC Bus dealer network. Promotions for PΛRTSMΛRT products are available through Navistar’s marketing and sales program on the myEDGE Virtual Parts Counter at w w w. v i r t u a l partscounter. com. Customers can easily view PΛRTSMΛRT products available at participating International and IC Bus dealerships on The website features the entire product line and is updated regularly with new products. A downloadable parts catalogue is available with images, part numbers, industry part numbers, and descriptions. The site is also e-commerce enabled; however parts purchases are available to U.S. customers only at this time. Give us your feedback! The Navistar PΛRTSMΛRT team is dedicated to grow-

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This Month’s Theme: Truck Parts

Beware of Manufacturers Bearing Low-Cost Gifts

rends in the auto parts industry tend to follow the motor vehicle industry. So it’s no surprise that with major shifts in the supply and demand of vehicles, there are similar upheavals in the auto parts sector. It used

shore parts manufacturers coming into the market,” says Wes Govier, a veteran buyer of truck auto parts for his Sudbury-based firm, Regional Springs. Govier has serviced the trucking industry for 31 years as a specialist in brake repairs, rear ends, clutches, transmissions springs, and suspension systems. He remains loyal to traditional suppliers. “We deal strictly with the North American manufacturers,” he continues, adding that offshore parts “are not the same as the North American manu-

delay, major purchases. The aptly named aftermarket has benefited from the financial slump: recent estimates place it at nearly $200 billion annually. The major beneficiaries, however, are on distant shores. The Original Equipment Suppliers Association (OESA) estimates there were 30,000 firms in North American automotive supply chain in 1990, roughly the time when offshore suppliers moved with significant momentum into the North American market. Today about 5,000

to be that North American Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) took the lion’s share of the auto parts industry. In the wake of consumer obsession for lower prices and competition from offshore suppliers, market share for these once uncontested giants continues to diminish. In 2008 the demand for Original Equipment (OE) parts declined by 20 percent in just one year. This preceded a precipitous drop in 2009 with a further 34.3 percent slump. In fact, adjusting for inflation, the demand for OE parts in 2009 spiralled down to levels not seen since the 1950s. Talk to any parts supplier and expect to hear the same answers that account for the turnaround. “There are a lot of off-

facturers would make.” His supply line flows with few interruptions thanks to a network of relationships he has developed with various North American manufacturers and even the traditional suppliers are not what they used to be. Many OEs may supply parts from locations in the US and Canada, but components - bearings and seals, for example – come from offshore sources and are assembled domestically. OEMs, it seems, continue to enjoy an unrivalled reputation for quality from some loyal buyers. As the statistics show, other market forces prevail and a weak economy favours the aftermarket. As with private consumers, transport carriers prefer to invest in servicing and repairing trucks to avoid, or at least

firms remain, according to a comprehensive industry report issued by the US Department of Commerce International Trade Administration. Though the survivors have benefited from less competition through higher sales volumes, forecasts predict that they too will experience declines from a struggling global economy. Furthermore, a trend toward further consolidation will likely usher in more changes in the OE parts. As larger Original Equipment Manufacturers swallow up competitors, experts fear a monopolization of the market will drive up prices. OEs are faced with significant challenges, according to analyses by Claude Drouin, Fleet Maintenance Consultant with CFTS Group Inc. and a

By Marek Krasuski


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longstanding observer of shifts in the truck auto parts industry. “The OEs do have to uphold a certain level of quality that aftermarket suppliers do not,” he says. “When you install an OE component on a vehicle, the company will back it up with warranties.” In addition to the costs associated with meeting industry standards enforced by regulatory bodies, the OEs are the ones who invest financial resources in research and development. Second line aftermarket producers, meanwhile, reduce costs by copying innovations developed by others. In worst case scenarios, fake parts are manufactured and slip unnoticed into the global supply chain. The US federal trade Commission estimates that counterfeiting costs the automotive sup-

market replacements, then it is a free for all,” observes Claude Drouin. “This is a price-driven industry, so you can always find cheaper and cheaper prices. But how can the suppliers manage this when the cost of production is going up everywhere,” he asks, referring to challenges such as the rising cost of materials. Examples include plastic resins which have spiked 45 percent in two years, rubber climbing 20 percent in just one year, and steel for bodies, frames and bumpers up nearly 100 percent since 2007. These hikes are driven by demand in the developing world for raw materials critical for parts production. Drouin’s response to escalating production costs is predictable: “Manufacturers will try to compete on price and forget about

Drouin, says that some OEs found the venture too costly, preferring instead to leave discounted aftermarket parts to others. In an industry that survives on cutting costs at every opportunity, the demand for offshore and discounted parts is understandable – but there are risks. Listen to Claude Drouin, “My philosophy to anyone who will listen to me is that the best way to cut maintenance costs is to remove the need for maintenance. If you have to keep repairing parts over and over again, you lose money. If it’s necessary to pay double the price on a quality part, then at the very least you save on labour costs because you don’t need additional repairs.” The most reliable measurement for profitability in

plier industry $12 billion annually worldwide. The main culprits, according to the Motor and Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) are China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Russia, India, Pakistan, and Uruguay. The overriding question remains: Has the flood of offshore parts compromised quality? The answer lies in the age old dictum, ‘You get what you pay for.’ “When you go to after-

quality.” On the other hand, he also cautions against sweeping generalizations, noting that some aftermarket products can be better than OE products, but come with a higher price tag. In the race to stay competitive, some OEs have entered the fray of discounted parts and established overseas facilities to capitalize on low wages in order to produce second line parts, but success has been limited. The auto parts expert, Claude

trucking is cost per mile/ kilometre which can increase dramatically with frequent repairs associated with second rate parts. So take heed, experts say and reign in the temptation to buy cheap now, but pay more later. Doubtless, the temptation will intensify as secondary auto parts flood the North American market, particularly from low-cost countries like China which is already enjoying explosive growth in the automotive industry.


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This Month’s Theme: Truck Parts

Airtabs™ Aerodynamics Reduce Drag By Kent Smerdon BSc


erodynamic drag is a battle that can only be managed and while poor vehicle aerodynamic choices last the life of the vehicle, so do good choices. Aerodynamic improvements are passive in nature, working constantly regardless of driver technique, load, weather conditions or fuel type. Airtabs™ provide simple,

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cost effective and maintenance free ways to enhance safety, improve vehicle stability and save fuel dollars. Airtabs™ alter the airflow around the vehicle by using aviation based vortex generator technology. Airtabs™ help to reduce suction at two locations: the tractor-trailer gap and the back of the trailer (trailer doors). This airflow modifica-

tion provides additional benefits. The modified airflow stabilizes the tractor and/or trailer, especially in gusty crosswinds. The enhanced stabilization increases tire life by reducing scrubbing of the tires. Splash and spray in rain or snow is also reduced giving drivers better mirror visibility to see vehicles approaching from the rear thereby providing for safer lane

changes and allows other drivers to pass more safely. The reduced suction at the rear of the trailer keeps the accumulation of dirt and snow to a minimum. By reducing snow build up on the trailer rear helps keep low temperature LED tail/ brake lights cleaner. In addition to use on semi tractor and/or trailers, Airtabs™ are in use on an array of square backed vehicles including buses,

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Points to Consider When Buying Truck Parts By Claude Drouin


ome would say that the best bang for your buck is to get the best possible quality at the lowest possible price. Well, I think it’s a tough call when most suppliers claim to have the best quality at a fair price and many others claim to sell the equivalent same quality at low cost. O.E.M.’s (Original Equipment Manufacturers) are regulated by the trucking industry and legislation to meet certain performance criteria when producing new vehicles and offer replacement parts that will ensure proper performance of these vehicles. We have come to trust these genuine brand parts and think they are up to standards. But are they? Some truck part manufacturers that supply the O.E.’s now produce parts offshore and some end users have witnessed degradations in quality in some cases. There is no doubt that the O.E.’s have been trying to compete with the aftermarket jobbers to preserve their once bigger share of the replacement part business. The trucking industry is struggling and many fleet maintenance operations are faced with budget cutbacks and will try the different options to make ends meet. The aftermarket replacement part industry is not regulated for quality and performance. These networks offer a broad range of high quality parts which meet and exceed O.E.M. standards to a point where they can improve performance of the vehicles. They also offer substandard parts that can reduce performance and sometimes generate nightmares. One has to be careful in choosing the right parts. In some cases, little is gained by using higher quality parts when they can be submitted to abu-

sive operational practices. In other cases, quality parts can reduce the need for maintenance and that’s when cost per mile comes down. Most fleet maintenance professionals will agree that reducing maintenance frequency is the most efficient approach. Don’t forget that parts need to be replaced by technicians and labor is very expensive, sometimes more than the parts being replaced. If one can get better longevity and proper performance of a higher quality part, the need to replace it drops, and the need to buy another part and pay someone to replace it is delayed while the vehicle keeps generating revenue. Some of the fleets I’ve worked with have reduced their cost dramatically by improving the performance of their vehicles. For example: one fleet had poor grip on maintenance because operations did not see the importance of bringing the vehicle in for scheduled maintenance. Maintenance management in turn did not see the value in higher priced quality parts. Their average brake life on trailers was 18 months. Mechanics lacked the skills to maintain the wheelends adequately and brake foundation components were changed at every reline. Long story short, their trailer maintenance cost had sky-rocketed to unprecedented levels. It took several years of hard work to bring this company’s maintenance to a decent cost per mile. It took a solid commitment from higher management in the company to coordinate the efforts of operations along with those of the maintenance department to achieve astounding results. Today this company could be cited as an example of success in vehicle maintenance. The

average brake life on trailers is now 48 months. Their wheelends brake foundations are now changed only once per 15 year life cycle of the trailers. Operations are happy to see that trailers are no longer stuck in the shop for 12 hour brake jobs every 18 months and downtime is reduced dramatically. This was achieved by improving performance, partly through better replacement parts, and other key factors like training, departmental coordination, etc. Replacement part selection is the key to controlling your maintenance cost. Lower priced parts may not be the answer if performance is affected in using them, but then again, higher priced “High Performance” parts may not be the answer either. One has to study all options and choose carefully.

For more information contact Claude Drouin, Technical Consultant of

the Commercial Fleet Tech Support Group Inc. at 877.765.9629, via email

at or visit www.cftsgroup. com.


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The Safety Tip Adviser

Are You Ready for an Emergency Breakdown?

By Alvis Violo


e all know that a breakdown can happen a t a n y t i m e, w h e t h e r our vehicles are new or old. Cell phones give us a false sense of security, but find yourself in a freezing or snowing situation and you will kick yourself for not being prepared. What would happen if your cell phone battery died or even worse, your cell phone did not work in the area you broke down in. Being prepared with a roadside emergency kit would reduce your stress, increase your safety and

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hopefully get you back on the road faster. If you breakdown in an area where outside rescue is not available for an extended time, your very survival could be at stake. That is why I recommend that all of us carry certain items in our vehicles that would help us in the unfortunate event of a breakdown. I will call my first list of items, ‘glove compartment essentials’. Your glove compartment should always have your vehicles manual, registration and insurance information. The phone number of your roadside assistance company if you have coverage or if you do not have any type of coverage, the phone number of Emergency Road Services Of Canada Inc., which is 1.877.377.2262. Local

must. The last item to be stored in your glove compartment is your cell phone charger for reasons discussed above. It is unbelievable how many truck drivers call our company for breakdown service and then are unreachable because their cell phone batteries have died. The following items are ‘roadside emergency kit essentials’. Safety items include a first aid kit, fire extinguisher, flares, reflective hazard triangles and a flash light with extra batteries. Mechanical items include jumper cables, pocket knife, vice grips, screwdrivers, an adjustable wrench and pliers. For winter conditions, you should have a windshield scraper, tow strap and a small folding shovel. Basic survival items include blankets,

maps along with a pen and paper are also a

chemical hand warmers, a hat and gloves, granola

or energy bars, bottled water and candles with matches. It is also very important to consider the special needs of not only ourselves but also the needs of our passengers. For people with diabetes, extra insulin should be on hand. For people with hypoglycemia, high energy snacks in addition to their ration of food should be stored. For anyone on board who takes medication, take an extra few days of that medication just

in case. Before you actually put your roadside emergency kit to use, another good tip is to take some time to familiarize yourself with the items in your kit and learn how to use them properly. Also remember that the most important item in your whole kit is your own good judgment. The first good judgment you should make right now, if you haven’t already, is to have your roadside emergency kit ready before you actually need

it. 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 or call 1.877.377.2262. Please send your questions, feedback or comments about this column to


October 2010    13

Health Insurance Matters

Readers Blog, Call or Write

By Lina Demedeiros


he value of benefits can be minimized or maximized by the need of a person who has a medical condition. Buying coverage to coverage to cover a medical condition definitely comes with a price tag whether it is a group plan or an individual plan. Membership certainly has its privileges. Last month a reader of ours contacted us to share his story of denied group benefits based on information the employer had access to since he had been employed as a driver formerly and re-hired as a contract driver service. The reader chooses to remain anonymous. For privacy purposes we will call him Bill. Bill returned to a company where he had worked for several years. He took a leave of absence due to a medical condition, approximately 2 months and returned. Upon his return he was denied benefits by management due to his medical condition. Bill enjoys working for this company and really does not want to harm the company in any way. This company has paid him very well over the years and Bill certainly would be unable to find a better “employer”. We understood Bill’s concerns and advised him to do the following. Ask management to submit an application to prove he would be denied coverage. This would ensure that both the company and Bill were certain coverage was denied for the record and avoid any employer’s liability back to the trans14    October 2010

port company for denying him a benefit he was entitled to as an employee of the company. Negotiate at least paying the whole or part of the premium since the health care costs are escalating each year or discuss an incentive program to restore his faith and commitment to Bill as a good standing driver for the firm for so many years. Applying for the Ontario Drug Benefit; Trillium Drug program that would provide financial assistance for him with these drugs that are necessary to help him with his degenerative illness. This information is available on the internet by visiting: http://www. public/pub/drugs/trillium.html. Bill as a loyal employee of this company now rehired as a contractor appreciates his job, had written to his member of parliament in regards to this distressful situation as well as many other organizations and thought he should share his story with us. Bill, we thank you for submitting your story; we greatly appreciate you wanting to share your experience with other people in the transportation industry that are burdened by a similar story as yours.

Unfortunately, because you really do not want to ap-

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contractor of the company, we hope you accept

our recommendations and approach your employer or apply for the Ontario Drug Program. Employers cannot deny benefits as a result of being privy to a medical condition you have, they must offer you benefits or be subjected to litigation. If you have a story to share to help create more awareness in trucking please visit our blog at http://lmd4benefits. witter or call us at 1.800.236.5810. Sharing these stories provides valuable insight and restores a career oriented industry.


Purchasing Genuine Parts Helps Eliminate Failures


lyria, Ohio, September 14, 2010 - Carl Tapp was reviewing the parts catalogue system for P.A.M. Transportation Services, Inc., when something caught his eye. As Vice President of Maintenance for the company, Tapp was accustomed to seeing certain part numbers associated with Bendix® AD-9® air dryers, but suddenly he began to notice new part numbers for air dryers in the system with lower prices. Tapp discovered that parts vendors were selling his company will-fit air dryers, rather than the genuine Bendix products he typically purchased. In this case, the will-fit products were cheaper, but Tapp understood that the less expensive air dryers would not meet the stringent testing requirements conducted by Bendix to ensure quality aftermarket

products. According to David Schultz, Aftermarket Marketing Manager at Bendix, while will-fits (which are not made by the original manufacturer, nor do they violate patents or intellectual property) and knockoff products (which do) may have an initial lower cost when compared to genuine products. They cost more in the long run due to a generally shorter product life because of lower quality manufacturing levels and testing. For 80 years, Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC has been setting the industry standard for developing advanced safety technologies. Bendix believes a critical factor in ensuring the performance of these technologies is leadership in the battle against counterfeit and knockoff parts. “I am adamant about buying genuine products,”

Tapp said. “I’ve been in business for more than 30 years, and I have seen the difference between will-fit parts and genuine parts. Will-fits are not held to the high standards that quality remanufactured products are held to.” Founded in 1980, P.A.M. Transportation is based in Tontitown, AR. The company provides nationwide dry van truckload, expedited truckload, intermodal, and logistics services to the manufacturing, retail, and automotive industries. The company also provides direct service into Ontario and Quebec. With more than 2,200 trucks on the road, “it’s vital that a part doesn’t potentially compromise the integrity of the entire air brake system,” Tapp said. Tapp sent the will-fit Bendix AD-9 air dryer to Bendix for evaluation. Mark McCollough, Bendix

Director of Air Treatment, responded with a letter outlining the results of the evaluation. The dryer was confirmed to be from the same manufacturer and the same model of an air dryer for which Bendix had recently completed testing. “It failed 7 out of 11 areas of the design verification testing that we use to test our own genuine Bendix air dryers,” McCollough said. “A few of the failures were significant enough that they would likely cause a truck or tractor to be disabled on the road due to the inability to build air. Other failures identified in the testing would likely impact the air system unfavourably, leading to related failures over time.” That was the proof Tapp needed to explain to others within P.A.M. Transportation why he was so adamant about purchasing

genuine parts: it keeps the fleet on the road. “It can happen a lot these days because of the bad economy,” Tapp said. “People tend to cut corners in the interest of saving money.” Tapp’s fleet did not experience any failures stemming from the 40plus will-fit air dryers purchased. He did return all of the will-fit dryers and bought genuine Bendix AD-9 air dryers as replacements. “Bendix believes that subjecting its genuine Bendix products, both new and remanufactured, to stringent reliability standards and substantive testing to ensure tolerance, performance, and dependability will help improve the safety of our roadways,” said David Schultz, Aftermarket Marketing Manager at Bendix. “To the untrained eye, willfit, knockoff and counter-

feit parts seem similar to a genuine Bendix product because they are manufactured to appear the same. It’s important to remember, however, that these components often may not be subjected to the rigorous testing and standards that Bendix employs to guarantee its parts.” Often, counterfeits and knockoff components, in particular, contain a “design-around,” which attempts to recreate a patented design without directly violating the patents. As a result, the component design does not function in the same manner as the patented component would and counterfeiting results in inferior products, which ultimately compromises public safety. For more information about Bendix products visit www.bendix. com.


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Carbon Credits, Highjacking the Global Economy – Part I

By Robert D. Scheper


emember the comedy Trading Places (1983)? It was the story of two Duke brothers Randolph and Mortimer (owners of Duke and Duke Commodities) who tried to make a fortune by cornering the orange juice market while trading places of their own Louis Winthorpe III (Dan Aykroyd) with a street hustler Billy Ray Valentine (Eddie Murphy). It weaved a clever theme with hilarious characters. The financial plot, however, is not at all unique to the free market. Trying to

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corner a market is normal activity in business. Think of: Bill Gates and Microsoft, Oppenheimer with De Beers “Diamonds”, and JD Rockefeller with Standard Oil just naming a few. However, the Duke boys (no relation to Bo and Luke) tried to corner it through a form of insider trading. In the movie Pelican Brief, corruption was also the theme, wherein a greedy Capitalist oil company stopped at nothing to manipulate the political system for billions in potential profits. They tried to impose “legislative” favors onto a market (similar to how the speed limiters were passed). What makes movie plots like these so interesting is that they are believable. Cornering the market or

are legitimate business models and goals (notwithstanding moral implications). Human greed should not be underestimated. Al Gore traveled around the world with his hockey stick graph perpetuating a global warming crisis. He advocated world leaders submit to a form of currency called “carbon credits” (US Cap n’ Trade). It’s a currency similar to Canadian Tire money (printed and distributed by an independent body). It may be traded by the public but redeemable only by the printers. The distributor ultimately determines its cash value through a “negotiated” formula. It creates billions or even trillions of phantom currency from thin air, and the “formula

mention a cut at the time of trade). It’s the ultimate attempt to corner the global economy. There are basically two economic models: the free market model where the customer/market determines an acceptable price for product/service, or a regulated economic model where an entity (government) determines the level and price of some - all products/services (“all” being communism). The carbon credit model would allow the EPA (or its affiliate) to specifically tax each industry directly. If the world collectively signs on to this system it creates a house of global power not seen since the Roman Empire. Each country must voluntarily relinquish its economic sovereignty to a bureau-

(carbon debit/credits). It would be a non-democratically elected body with near absolute economic power and NO public accountability. “Climate-gate” exposed gross deception and academic coercion! Now it’s not just a matter of relinquishing our sovereignty but relinquishing it to a probable fabrication based on arrogance and greed. The entire global crisis is potentially a “scientific fraud” (light on the science). Mr. Gore’s “hockey stick graph” better resembles a cork screw (light on the cork). This scandal dwarfs the Pelican Brief movie (maybe Julia Roberts can play Tipper). Isn’t it strange how sometimes truth is more shocking than fiction, how “big lies

of a quote from Adolf Hitler). Do people think scandals of this magnitude only occur in the context of Capitalism? Is greed and deception only reserved for the likes of Bernie Madoff or the executives of Enron and Worldcom, or are we in the age where, regardless of your environmental position… BIG LIES ARE BIG BUSINESS? 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 and or at 1-877-987-9787. You can

legislating favors are not conspiracy theories, these

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Ontario Ministry of Transportation

No Insurance, No Plate Renewal


tarting November 2010, a new system will help improve road safety by keeping uninsured vehicles off Ontario’s roads. A new electronic verification system, developed by the province and the Insurance Bureau of Canada will provide on-thespot confirmation of valid insurance coverage during the licence plate renewal process. The ability to check for insurance in real-time means fewer uninsured vehicles on Ontario’s roads and less risk to other drivers. In Ontario it is mandatory for all vehicles to have valid insurance coverage. Currently, drivers are required to provide proof of valid insurance when renewing their driver’s licence plates. Drivers who have insurance or vehicle-in-

formation issues in their registration information will be notified in writing approximately 120 days prior to their licence plate expiration date -- giving them time to correct or update their information. Kathleen Wynne, Minister of Transportation said, “Uninsured vehicles and their drivers put other road users at risk. That’s why it’s so important that we get them off our roads. Being able to check a driver’s insurance coverage information in realtime will make it more difficult for these drivers to get on the road in the first place. The message is clear: to drive in Ontario, you must be insured - it’s the law.” Ralph Palumbo, VicePresident, Ontario, Insurance Bureau of Canada also commented, “Insurance Bureau of

Canada and the automobile insurance industry in Ontario continue to work together with the Province to promote road safety in Ontario. IBC looks forward to the project launch in November as the next step in deterring uninsured vehicles on Ontario’s roadways.” Quick Facts There are approximately 13.6 million registered passenger vehicles in Ontario. All vehicles on Ontario’s roads must be insured. There are tough penalties for driving without insurance. There is a fine of up to $25,000 for a first offence and a fine of up to $50,000 for a second offence, and the possibility of a driver’s licence suspension for up to one year. To learn more about vehicle permit renewal

services contact the Service Ontario Driver and Vehicle Contact Centre at 416.235.2999 (GTA) or toll free in Canada at

1.800.387.3445. To f i n d o u t m o r e about the Insurance Bureau of Canada call 1.416.445.5912 or read

more about the Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act in Ontario by visiting


The Hallmark Insurance Group

Norma Gray New Transit Authority Account Manager


he Hallmark Insurance Group is pleased to announce the appointment of well-known transportation broker Norma Gray to “The Transit Authority”, as an Account Manager. Norma has over 10 years trucking insurance experience and joins a seasoned team of trucking insurance professionals at Hallmark – Tim & Diana Farquhar, Derek Lachapelle, Manny Soares, Vanessa Spadafora, Ashley Viger and John Walters.

Hallmark Insurance Group is a full-line insurance brokerage that represents all markets (both traditional and “captive”) and provides commercial, employee benefits and group personal lines service to the transportation industry - both trucking and heavy-duty repair firms. Norma can be reached  by email at or via direct telephone at 416.490.6065.


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Ask The Fuel Expert

Fuel Storage Tanks… Convenience or Liability?

obody likes hassle. That’s why many fuel-reliant companies made the decision to use on site fuel storage tanks. It made sense. There was the convenience of having the

innocently and was even viewed as a perk of employment, but as fuel costs have escalated over the years any amount of fuel taken by employees hurts your business. If you don’t regulate this type of theft, it can add up and cost you thousands of dollars in lost productivity, because after all, fuel is an investment. Besides, letting staff help themselves to fuel whenever they want delivers a message that you are not paying attention to the details. What else can they take?

If there is a fuel spill (and they do happen, whether the boss finds out or not) you are responsible for the expensive clean ups. If you have a major fuel spill because of negligence or faulty equipment, you may have a public relations debacle waiting to explode. The competition loves a good environmental neglect story! But there is a better way to manage the monster: Total Fuel Management OK, so now that you have a tainted picture of using fuel storage tanks, there

fuel you needed close at hand, no need to drive to a card lock, and access was of course 24/7. What could possibly go wrong? I’ll tell you. Fuel storage tanks do eliminate some of the hassles associated with refuelling, but at the same time add a number of liabilities. First of all, fuel theft is a real problem. Security is the issue. Having thousands of litres of fuel on your property makes your storage tank easy prey for organized fuel thieves. These thugs prepare and plan to rip you off and there are many documented cases where these gangs have run away with thousands of dollars in fuel using fuel pumps. If you do not have tight security measures in place you could be at risk. Another common type of fuel theft occurs every day when your employees help themselves to your fuel. It may have started

When you open your storage tanks to staff do you know where all that fuel is going and to what piece of equipment? Ineffective tank monitoring is really just ineffective management. But today fuel can be measured and managed for a return on investment, just like any other cost associated with your business. For years fuel has flowed from storage tanks without accountability. There were no checks in place, other than a hand written docket with a rough estimate of how much fuel was pumped. Another costly risk of storing all that fuel on your property is of course increased insurance premiums. Unless you have state-of the-art tanks and your people are completely trained on proper handling of hazardous goods, your insurance costs go up. And what about all of the risks to the environment?

is a better way to manage the monster. Total Fuel Management systems can give you peace of mind by eliminating theft and

By Jack Lee


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helping you measure and control your fuel consumption. Your Insurance Agent will be happy too because TFM eliminates the risks of refuelling. Total Fuel Management Companies, like 4Refuel, will deliver fuel directly to your storage tank 24/7, usually while your equipment is parked for the day. Each time your equipment is led from the tank, the transaction is digitally

monitored and detailed data is delivered to you on-line, including the date and time of the fuelling. Fuel theft can also be eliminated too, as tank monitors security alarms are activated whenever there is unauthorized refuelling. Let me make one last point. TFM guarantees you will have the fuel you need so your storage tanks don’t go dry, even in

a regional fuel shortage. You keep working while your competitors wait for fuel, no hassles. Jack Lee is CEO of 4Refuel – the largest onsite fuel management company in Canada and a global leader in technology designed to help businesses reduce their fuel expenses. Got a question about fuel? Ask the fuel expert by emailing Jack at AskTheFuelExpert @


New Products & services

Cummins Eastern Canada

Cummins Exclusive Distributor for ClimaCab in Eastern Canada


ummins Eastern Canada LP is pleased to announce they have become the exclusive distributor for ClimaCab in Eastern Canada. ClimaCab is a battery powered APU from Glacier Bay. “We are excited to be able to represent such a high quality APU designed for economy conscious operators of class 7 and 8 trucks” says Cummins Eastern Canada’s Regional VP Robert Verdurmen. “ClimaCab offers no trade off technology superiority”, says Verdurmen. “Glacier Bay has been making advanced cooling technologies for decades which means the technology inside a ClimaCab system is one of the best in the world.” ClimaCab offers operators 10 to 15 hours of

comfort in the cab at a constant 22-24 degrees C both in summer and winter conditions without running the truck engine when parked. ClimaCab keeps an operator’s costs in control and based on estimated fuel and maintenance savings, a ClimaCab will pay for itself in as little as 18 months or less. The cost is about one-third of the cost of idling an engine and one-half the

cost of running a diesel APU annually. ClimaCab benefits: • 8,000 BTUs/hour for 10 to 15 hours • Precise digital thermostat • Shore power option • No alternator upgrade • Start assist feature helps start the truck • Takes no storage space under the bunk • 4 AGM batteries in slim line battery box

• Fully integrated Espar or Webasto heater options • Highly compact evaporator design and intelligent software to continuously monitor climate levels in the sleeper • “Set and forget” climate controller *(“Savings estimated based on fuel consumption of 10 hours per day, 5 days per week, 48 weeks per year, 4 liters per hour at $.90 per liter, 4 year ownership. Cooling estimates based on ambient temperatures of 35 degrees C. Delta temperature estimates based on typical conditions and vary based on sleeper size, insulation package, curtain usage, shading, south or north facing direction.”) For more information please contact your nearest Cummins Eastern Canada Branch.


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New Products & services


New In-Cab Display for Popular LoadMaxx


eptember 15, 2010 – Eugene, OR - AirWeigh is pleased to announce a new in-cab display option for the popular LoadMaxx series of truck and tractor scales. The new LoadMaxx display includes all of the Air-Weigh scale features in a small rectangular package that’s just 1.8” x 3.3”, or about the size of a credit card, and only 0.8”

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thick. It can be mounted on any flat surface with permanent adhesive tape. An optional dash swivel mount offers even more mounting locations. The new display is ideal for quick retrofits or vehicles where mounting the original round gauge display in the dash is not practical. The LoadMaxx on-board scale, now with both rect-

angular and round display choices, converts tractor and trailer suspension loads to an accurate onthe-ground weight. Unlike air gauges, or other air gauge based load indicators, the LoadMaxx scale uses true digital two-point calibration to compute and display onthe-ground weight for steer, drive, and trailer axles. LoadMaxx accuracy

is not affected by altitude, temperature, or humidity and is easy to install and operate. Programmable alarm outputs that indicate warning weights and overweight on any axle or GVW are standard. Fleets may also integrate their on-board computer to LoadMaxx via J1939, J1708, or RS-232 to mon-

itor, record, and transmit vehicle weights. With Air-Weigh scales, fleets have a tool to manage and monitor weight compliance, as well as e l i m i n a t e ov e r w e i g h t fines and all of the costs and delays incurred by checking weights at an inground scale. Air-Weigh scales increase loading

efficiency and decrease overall cost per mile for fleets that check-weigh. They also help fleets comply under increasing enforcement of federal and local weight laws. For more information visit their website a t w w w. a i r - w e i g h or call 1.888.459.3444.


New Products & services

Innovative Hydrogen Solutions Inc.

IHS Successfully Completes SAE J1321 Type II Fuel Test Protect the Environment While Increasing Profits


nnovative Hydrogen Solutions was recently involved in testing in ‘The Program for Advanced Vehicle Evaluation’ (PAVE). PAVE was established at Auburn University as a complementary research program at the National Center for Asphalt Technology’s (NCAT), Pavement Test Track (www. Trucking operations at the ‘track’ provide a unique opportunity to study issues that are important to the trucking industry in a highly controlled and cost effective manner. The purpose of the series of tests IHS was involved with was to determine the impact of the IHS I-PHI (Partial Hydrogen Injection) product on fuel economy when used in the 14L diesel engine of class 8 trucks. Innovative Hydrogen Solutions participated in

a “Type II Test Procedure” with Auburn University in Alabama. The “Type II Test Procedure” published both the Technology and Maintenance Council (TMC) and the Society for Automotive Engineers (SAE) was used to perform these evaluations (RP-1102 and J1321, respectively). The longer 40-mile minimum run distance required in the SAE version was used in order to be in strict conformance with both test procedures. All test runs were executed on the NCAT Pavement Test Track in Opelika, Alabama between June 15th and August 11th, 2010. The gross combined weight (GCW) of the tractor-trailers used for the evaluations was approximately 155,000 pounds. All three trucks (one control vehicle and two treatment vehicles) were run at a target speed of between 45 and 48 mph

with the tractors in direct gear (1:1 ratio) and with demand wheel horsepower of 200 to 350 horsepower. The valid treatment-tocontrol (T/C) ratios for ‘weighted fuel usage’ for all runs in both the baseline and treatment segments ranged from 0.5% to 1.7%, with the typical ratio spread being less than 1%. This is well inside the 2% filter, which is indicative of a highly controlled test. The results shown in Table 1 were observed in the four evaluations.: Prior to the “Type II Test Procedure” IHS contracted Clean Air Technologies International (CATI) from

Buffalo, NY, the only E.P.A. verified Portable Emission Measuring System (PEMS) Technology Equipment, to create an approved test program and to act as a third-party verification entity to ascertain any noticeable emission and/or fuel reductions associated with using the IHS I-PHI tm. The goal of the test program was to generate enough valid data and repeatable data so that CATI could make confident conclusions on specific emission and/or fuel performance improvements resulting from the use of the I-PHI. The test program implemented and the cor-

Test Hardware Tractor Mileage % # Setting # Improvement 10-8 A 1 8,071 +0.6 10-8 A 1 22,915 +4.4 10-7 B 3 8,554 -0.2 10-7 B 3 24,053 +3.2 Table 1: Results observed in the four evaluations

responding analysis offers a reliable assessment process for verifying the environmental performance claims as well as the technological processes of the I-PHI. The performance claims concluded by CATI concerning the I-PHI system are as follows: Reduced fuel consumption: Highway Driving: 30.96% and City Driving: 13.13%. Reduced greenhouse gas emissions: Highway Driving: NOx -23.84%; HC -26.72%; CO -38.23%; CO2 30.82%; PM

86.14% City Driving: NOx -8.62%; HC -16.86%; CO -37.63%; CO2 -12.71%; PM -16.06% Based on CATI’s observations and the results obtained during testing, the I-PHI met or exceeded the performance claims made by Innovative Hydrogen Solutions Inc. Innovative Hydrogen Solutions is located in Newmarket, Ontario. We invite you to contact Bruce Peck, Business Development at or call 866.447.6960 ext. 706 or 905.830.0890 ext. 706.


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New Products & services

Peterson Manufacturing Company

Vehicle Safety Lighting Line Adds ECK® Corrosion Prevention


randview, MO Peterson Manufacturing Company has augmented its vehicle safety lighting line by adding ECK® corrosion prevention products from Van Nay, LLC. ECK (Electrolysis Corrosion Kontrol) is a unique dielectric coating patented by Van Nay in 1998. Its breakthrough formulation has proven highly effective in preventing dissimilar metal corrosion of all metals, including stainless steel, aluminums, copper, brass, cold-rolled steel and black oxide. Field tested for over 12 years, ECK not only protects all metals and electrical connections, it also prevents all types of corrosion: electrolysis,

galvanic, magnesium and cal-chloride. It is safe to use with both rubber and plastic, will not harm paint, and withstands high temperatures up to 1000° Fahrenheit. Peterson will be selling ECK in the United States only. “Harsh road conditions including chemicals, moisture and temperature changes are always an issue, no matter the manufacturer,” said Kristen Goodson, Director of Product Management for Peterson. “By offering ECK as a value added product for the safety lighting needs of our customers, we’re helping ensure that their trucks and trailers keep on rolling instead of sitting idle due to corrosion issues.” Peterson will offer ECK

Why You Should Use the Fuel Lock System


driver with a Guelph transport company fuelled up in North Carolina, went inside to have breakfast and a shower, came out and checked his fuel gauge. It had gone from a full tank to ¼ tank. The cost of the fuel lost was estimated at $400.00. A company in Peterborough, Ontario had a truck vandalized with numerous rolls of paper towel stuffed into the fuel tank. This action plugged up the fuel system’s internal components. Cost Breakdown:

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- Fuel Theft - $3.00/ US gallon x 300 gallons = $900.00 - Injector Replacement = $3,500.00 - Towing Company Cost = $300.00 - Service Call & Fuel (minimum) $250.00 - A 100 Volt Pump that plugs into standard power inverter $200.00 The cost in down time, labour and parts was over $10,000. Who can afford this? For more information or how to order The Fuel Lock call 866.990.3835 or order on-line at www.


in tubes of brushable liquid that applies easily to electrical connections and different metals being assembled. ECK was specially engineered to outperform such industry standard products as silicones, tapes, and coated hardware. And unlike other dielectric coatings, the ECK formulation incorporates zinc powders

to create a lasting barrier against the corrosion that always occurs between dissimilar metals such as aluminums and steel. This barrier absorbs the energy from any electrochemical reaction, thus preventing corrosion – the only patented product proven to do so. Richard Nay, Van Nay’s president, said: “We’re

pleased to have a worldclass safety lighting manufacturer such as Peterson using ECK to fight corrosion. The top two warranty and downtime issues in the trucking industry are dissimilar metal corrosion and lighting/wiring corrosion. Our product tackles both.” Van Nay, LLC headquarters in Elgin, Illinois and

owns the patent for dissimilar metal corrosion prevention with their ECK coating. For more information, contact Mark Assenmacher, Dir. of Marketing, Peterson Manufacturing Co. at1.816.765.2000 or by email at or visit their website at www.


Tires & Wheels


Ridewell Axles Now Approved by TPC International


idewell and TPC International (Edmonton AB) are proud to announce that Ridewell axles are now approved by TPC International to be produced as “TPC ready” for their TIREBOSS™ Tire Pressure Control Systems. The first ones shall be installed on three axle logging trailers and will be manufactured by Temisko Trailers (Notre Dame du Nord, Quebec) for Bourgeois Diesel Service Ltd (Nova Scotia). Robotically integrated Ridewell suspensions and TPC ready axles are standard equipment on trailers offered by Claude Bourgeois.

The TIREBOSS™ Tire Pressure Control system is a computerized device, operated from the cab. This allows the driver to adjust tire pressures while the vehicle is in motion. Each system can be programmed to suit your vehicle configuration and specific haul cycle requirements. All systems come with standard, built in safety systems and continuous tire pressure monitoring. Stuck in a rut? TIREB O S S ™ Ti r e P r e s s u r e Control can get you out! Demonstrations have proven the effectiveness of reduced tire pressure by providing increased flotation, reduced rutting, less road damage, and improved access to work sites. Roger Cousins of Ken Hardy Trucking testifies, “...I was able to drive in, load up and leave

totally unassisted while the trucks with high pressure had to be dragged around.” TIREBOSS™ Tire Pressure Control systems have a reputation for being extremely reliable and low cost to maintain. The systems are transferable from one vehicle to another reducing additional capital expenditure each time the vehicle is replaced. Visit www. for more information. For more information on products and services offered by Bourgeois Diesel Service Ltd, please send enquiries to claudebo@

For more information on Temisko products, please send enquiries to temisko@tlb.sympatico. ca or visit their website at layoutframes/temisko.

html. Ridewell manufactures suspensions for the truck, trailer, bus, and RV industries. The company supplies the North American community and many

other countries worldwide. For more information contact Ridewell Corporation at 1.800.641.4122 or visit their website at www.


Spectra Products

Zafety Lug Lock System


afety Lug Lock system helps prevent lug nut loosening, wheel damage and potential wheel loss by securing two adjacent wheel nuts together to minimize their ability to rotate and loosen. This design, along with a preengineered blend of high-tech thermoplastic resins, provides a high strength to weight ratio that retains its flex-

ibility and has been proven effective in independent

testing. Zafety Lug Lock excels in extreme operating

environments, including chemical exposures and temperature ranges. The system provides a clear visual check of lug nut security and is available in Standard and High Temperature formulations for severe braking applications. For more information contact Andy Malion, Spectra Products Inc. at 888-381-2355, or visit


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tires & Wheels


Trailer Brake Maintenance Tips from PACCAR Dealers


arts purchase decisions made to maximize short term cash flow can result in long-term implications such as costly repair bills, downtime and a decrease in the operating life of trucks, as well as their trailers. Managers from leading Kenworth and Peterbilt dealers report that trailer neglect is a common problem in the industry and one that can and should be corrected. “As freight volumes begin to increase, it’s particularly important for operators to pay attention to their

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trailers as they gear up and return dormant equipment back to service,” said Jim Moore, Parts Manager for Kenworth of Mississippi-Jackson. Kenworth of Mississippi-Jackson is part of Kenworth of Alabama & Mississippi Inc., with five locations in the two states. “Dragging brakes and hanging brake chambers on trailers can throw the truck out of alignment, damage the truck’s fifth wheel or cause problems in the truck’s suspension.” Increased economic activity is leading to an increase in vehicle utilization

for equipment that was left sitting through the harsh winter and summer heat. “When you have equipment sitting unused for extended periods of time, particularly trailers, condensation from rain penetration and snow melt can cause rust to build up” said Jason Swan, Service Manager of Peterbilt of Hattiesburg in Hattiesburg, Miss. Peterbilt of Hattiesburg LLC is one of the five dealerships of the Day Dealer Group, which covers southern Louisiana and Mississippi. “Operators should make a habit of inspecting the brakes on

sidelined trailers by hooking them up to an air supply and actuating them.” Kenworth of Mississippi’s Moore recommends that operators routinely check the brakes of sidelined trailers for rust at the parking brake side and the mounting bolts. If rust or any other structural damage is present, the brake chamber must be replaced, he added. “However, if you have problems with trailer brakes and no structural damage or rust is present on the emergency brake side, the brakes may just

require adjustment or the air system may need to be checked,” Moore said. “Also inspect movement of the brake cams. Hanging cams can cause all sorts of problems with brake chambers.” “One of the benefits of installing and using trailer brake chambers offered by TRP Aftermarket Parts is a colored stroke indicator that makes it easier for operators and mechanics to identify the need for a brake adjustment,” he added. If the valves are leaking, Moore said don’t replace them without first checking to see if the diaphragms in the brake chambers are leaking. Over time the diaphragms can rot and leak as well. If the service diaphragm is leaking, it can be replaced without going to the expense of replacing the entire brake chamber assembly, Moore added. A leaking emergency diaphragm means the entire brake chamber assembly should be replaced. “When a trailer brake is frozen, that’s certainly one of the most obvious signs of trailer brake problems,” Peterbilt of Hattiesburg’s Swan said. But a visual inspection needs to be done to determine if the problem is the result of brake shoes adhering themselves to the brake drums or the result of a brake chamber problem. Dirt and other contamination can also cause internal wear. “Chemicals used in deicing roads, such as magnesium chloride, can be very corrosive and eat through metal,” he said. “The best way to prevent corrosion damage is to wash the trailer undercarriage regularly.” “Some of the biggest problems we see on trailers are associated with trailer brakes and result from the actions of inattentive drivers,” said David Undernehr, Inventory Control Manager for Peterbilt of Hattiesburg. “If a driver isn’t careful when he’s backing into a dock, he could miss the

dock, allowing the dock lock to hit the brake chamber, damaging it or tearing it off.” If the bolts holding the brake chamber to the bracket pull through the base of the chamber, that’s usually a sign of a poor quality brake chamber made of lighter gauge steel. Trailer brake chambers from TRP Aftermarket Parts are what we recommend to our customers. The TRP chambers are made with a 10-guage reinforced stud-mounted housing, which provides exceptional strength. “In addition, the TRP trailer brake chambers have polished chrome-plated internal push rods that prevent seal wear, which would allow dirt to enter the inner chamber parts,” Undernehr said. “The epoxy-coated steel power springs provide longer life and are highly resistant to corrosion from road salts, chemicals and other contaminants. They also have synthetic rubber diaphragms to resist abrasion. Advanced seals maintain separation of the brake chamber’s service brake and parking/emergency brake sides, eliminating premature air leaks, which can reduce the life of the trailer brakes.” New federal regulations requiring shortened stopping distances won’t require changes in brake maintenance, but they will require operators to be careful in the replacement parts they choose for their trailer brakes, Swan said. “In the coming years, as new Federal Motor Carrier Administration rules for stopping distances take effect, it will become even more crucial for operators to use quality replacement brake chambers that meet the needs of their applications on their trailers,” Swan said. “Operators will also need to be sure they include the inspection of brake chambers as part of their drivers’ walk-around regimen.”


Tires & Wheels

TAABS Wheel Balancers

ESCO Skirt Nut

Increase Tire Life, Fuel Mileage & Save Money

Replacement Wheel Nut Prevents “Clocking”


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 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 our web site www.TABBS-INT. com.



eptember 2010 ESCO introduces its new Skirt Nut model #40125 as a replacement for the common wheel attaching nuts the 22mm x 1.5 flange nut. ESCO Skirt Nut, for hub piloted wheels, centers the rim/tire onto the wheel and prevents dangerous “clocking”, the number one cause of loose wheels that can result in catastrophic “Wheel Offs”. The Skirt Nut is the only flange nut in the market that meets and exceeds Standard SAE J1965. The Skirt Nut’s patented design, features extended

threading which allows the Skirt Nut to penetrate into the Hub-Piloted Disk Wheel an extra 3/16” (5mm) into the stud hole preventing any movement which results from extra space between the stud and hub base (5mm). Coated in a graphite based sealant, unlike standard flange nuts, Skirt Nut will not rust onto the wheel/ rim, causing issues when servicing or changing the wheel. One part number fits all 22mm hub piloted applications. To m a i n t a i n c o r r e c t torque and clamping force, improve tire wear, and eliminate the risk

of wheel loss, 10 Skirt Nuts per wheel are recommended. All Wheel attaching parts must be torqued to meet Manufacturer’s specs according to OSHA Regulation 29CFR1950.177 “Servicing Single Piece Wheels”. Samples of the Skirt Nut are available upon request. Ship Date: Available upon request. Sold in cases of 10 or 50. Delivery: 1 week ARO, How to Purchase: Contact ESCO for purchasing information. Contact Jeff Jobe, Chief Operating Officer at 352754-1117 or email him at


Blackberry Dealer-Locator App


a l l a s , Te x a s – Michelin Americas Truck Tires (MATT) is rolling out a mobile dealer-locator application for Blackberry smart phones used in the U.S. and Canada. As the first truly mobile tire-related application in the trucking industry, the new MICHELIN® Blackberry application joins the existing MICHELIN® ONCall™ emergency road service (ERS) and online dealer and service locator in Michelin’s “Wherever You Go” offering. “Based on research into the most popular mobile platforms in the trucking industry, we launched the Blackberry application first,” said Jaye Young, U.S. Country Marketing Manager, MATT. “But the Android and iPhone applications are not far behind. It’s no secret that today’s business runs in real-time, and our customers expect information literally at their fingertips—including information about where they can find Michelin tires.”

The Blackberry application provides the location of the nearest Michelin truck tire or service provider, as well as basic information about that location, all from the handheld Blackberry device. Users can call MICHELIN ONCall ERS directly from the application or search

for a provider by category, including emergency road service, travel plazas, onsite tire service or MRT retread providers. The application can provide service providers based on the user’s current GPS location or an entered lo-

cation. It also gives users the ability to call the service provider or save the provider’s information to their device’s contacts or address book. In addition to being able to call for emergency road service directly from the application, Michelin has recently enhanced MICHELIN ONCall ERS at 1-800-TIRE-911. “We now have direct contact with service technicians in order to ensure timely service of customers who need us, many times in the middle of the night,” said Clive Guest, Emergency Roadside Service Manager, MATT. “We’ve also implemented very clear service metrics, so our partners are accountable for their performance. The initial response has been very positive, with call volumes increasing significantly in a very short time.” For more information on the Blackberry app or MICHELIN ONCall, please visit www.michelintruck. com.


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



329 – 72 Ave. S.E., Unit 82, Calgary, AB, T2C 4X6 Tel: 403.279.2870 Fax: 403.279.4372 Email: Contact: Pat Joseph nd


Traction Head Office 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. 36 Riedel Street, Fort McMurray, AB T9H 3E1 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

High Prairie

High Prairie Truck & Trailer Ltd 5309 – 53rd Avenue, High Prairie, AB T0G 1E0 Tel: 780.523.4777 Fax: 780.523.4773 Contact: Crosby Rich

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


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


Pelican Automotive 62330 Pelican Business Park, Wabasca, AB T0G 2A0 Tel: 780.891.3600 Fax: 780.891.3615 Contact: Shawn Molloy 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

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

prince george


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 – 120 Street, Surrey, BC V3V 4G1 Tel: 604.582.4888 Fax: 604.582.4880 Email: Contact: Steve Knowlan th


Bow Valley Machine


RCB Truck & Trailer Ltd.


30 Bancroft Street Hamilton, ON L8E 2W5 Tel: 905.561.0932 Fax: 905.561.3280

Traction 200 Oak Point Highway Winnipeg, MB, R2R 1V1 Tel: 204.956.9490 Fax: 204.949.9493 Email: Contact: Louise Ross N. W. territories


Delta Mike Holdings Ltd. 114 – 314 Old Airport Road Yellowknife, NT, X1A 3T2 Tel: 867.669.6272 Fax: 867.669.6282 Email: Contact: Doug Moodie Ontario

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



williams lake


120 North Street Hinton, AB, T7V 1S8 Tel: 780.865.8800 Fax: 780.865.7628 Email:

1875 Kryczka Place, Kamloops, BC, V1S 1S4 Tel: 250.374.3100 Fax: 250.374.0631 Contact: Fred Daku

675 McKenzie Avenue Williams Lake, BC, V2G 1N9 Tel: 250.392.6699 Fax: 250.392.6644 Email: Contact: Tom Good


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

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

WL Forestry Supplies Ltd.


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

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

Pineridge Trailer & Equipment Ltd.

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Central Valley Truck Service Ltd


4704 – 48th Avenue, Fort Nelson, BC V0C 1R0 Tel: 250.774.3273 Fax: 250.774.3274 Email: Contact: John & Colleen Reynolds


NAPA Auto Parts 4236A

British Columbia

Visco Industrial

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


Contact: Brian Kinzel Email:


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


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

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

maidstone 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 Road 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

Tractor Trailer Service 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: Saskatchewan

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 Street 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 Street West Swift Current, SK S9H 5G4 Tel: 306.773.7293 Fax: 306.773.5511 Email: Contact: Bruce Borden




medicine hat

South Side Frame & Alignment Company Ltd.

Hydraco Industries Ltd.

433 – 58 Avenue S.E., Calgary, AB T2H 0P5 Tel: 403.253.2337 th


McCoy Service Centre West

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


Simcoe Truck & Trailer Ltd

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

4704 – 49th Avenue, Fort Nelson, BC, V0C 1R0 Tel: 250.774.3273 Fax: 250.774.3274 Email: Contact:John & Colleen Reynolds

630 Welham Road, Barrie, ON L4N 8Z8 Tel: 705.728.8222 Fax: 705.728.9855


Total Truck & Equipment Ltd.

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

McCoy Service Centre South

Bradvin Trailer Sales Ltd.

fort nelson


CHR-ACK Parts & Repairs

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: 780.440.1394 Contact: Ken Mitchell

British Columbia

red deer

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


Partco Truck Parts & Service 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

high prairie

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

British Columbia



Lickman Truck & Trailer

Truck Zone

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

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

Prince George

9122 Rock Island Road, Prince George, BC V2N 5T4 Tel: 250.564.6763 Email: Contact: Mark Forbes


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


A-1 Paul’s Trailer Repair 19415 – 94 Avenue, Surrey, BC V4N 4E6 Tel: 604.882.8627 Email: Contact: Brent Cross th



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


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


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



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


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


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

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

Wilson Truck & Trailer


Muskoka Truck Centre




K.I.D. Truck & Trailer Service

Fax: 613.741.0245


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

260 Hawn Road., Box 1088, New Liskeard, ON P0J 1P0 Tel: 705.647.8707 Fax: 705.647.9362

P O Box 1706, Hearst, ON P0L 1N0 Tel: 705.362.5633 Fax: 705.362.7960

634 Fourth Line, Caledonia, ON N3W 2B3 Tel: 905.765.5011

North Keele Auto, Truck & Trailer Repair

new liskeard

Pioneer Spring & Alignment

Serge G & D Repair Inc.

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

Oneida Truck & Trailer


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


Ray & Doris Truck Parts 106 Hamel Avenue, Longlac, ON P0T 2A0 Tel: 807.876.2687 Fax: 807.876.2570


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:


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


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


Mobile Mechanical Services 11769 Hwy 364, Box 309, Verner, ON P0H 2M0 Tel: 705.594.1319 Fax: 705.594.1548 Saskatchewan


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

Healthy Living

Aspartame, a Deadly Neurotoxin that Actually Causes Weight Gain!

By Brenda Ricker


ithout health, looking better won’t last long. There are many people

who count their calories and watch their weight who are unknowingly ingesting dangerous chemicals as a substitute for sugar. These chemicals are very destructive and found in thousands of common low-calorie, “diet” foods. Would it surprise you to know that a food additive you were led to believe was a harmless, benign substitute for sugar turned

out to be a damaging and often deadly neurotoxin, an additive that changes brain chemistry? That it is a chemical that destroys the central nervous system -- causing nerve transmitter disruption, brain malnutrition, and neurotoxicity? A substance that is particularly harmful to the undeveloped nervous systems of children? It can cause brain dam-

age, that ranges anywhere from ADHD to neurological problems that mimic Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s. What’s worse is this highly addictive and cumulative substance causes serious withdrawal symptoms when stopped. You do not want to get addicted to this substance. but you may already be addicted. This harmful chemical

substance is found in everyday foods - foods everyone likes. It is called Aspartame (APM) and is also sold as Nutra-Sweet, Equal, Equal Measure, Spoonful and others. It is an artificial sweetener found in thousands of diet foods and diet drinks. These are common foods like diet soda, sugarless gums such as Dentyne

and Bubble Gum, ‘Lite’ yogurt, Jello, puddings and pies, baked goods, sugarless jams and jellies, children’s vitamins and even medications. You’ll even find it in Slim Fast, listed as phenylalanine and in Weight Watcher’s diet foods. For a complete story on Aspartame email me at


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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 Brake Training for Mechanics

automated Lubrication systems

S.E.T.I. Imports Inc. 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

Freinmeister Group Inc. 6 Farnham Crescent, London, ON N6K 1K1 Tel: 519.641.6770 Email: Web: Air Conditioning & Heating: Sales & Service


Wilson Instruments Ltd.

Southwest Tax Consulting Inc.

43 Crowe Bay Heights, Campbellford, ON K0L 1L0 Tel: 705.653.2403 Fax: 705.653-5560 Toll Free: 877.467.4440 Email:

4493 Colonel Talbot Road, P. O. Box 32051, London, ON N5V 5K4 Tel: 519.652.6278 Toll Free Tel: 800.642.2716 Email: Web: “Call for an In-Home Quote in Ontario”

automated Lubrication systems


Beka Lube Products Inc.

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

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.”

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” Advocates & lobbyists

The Trucker’s Voice 2 Cripple Creek Crescent, Stittsville, ON K2S 1T3 Tel: 613.831.1332 Email: Peter_Turner@ Web: 28    October 2010


SKF Lubrication Solutions (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!” buildings - all steel pre-engineered

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. compliance services

Cross Border Services 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.


Consultants: Transportation

A-Z Technical Building Systems Inc 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: cargo control products

6705 Tomken Road, Suite 219, Mississauga, ON L5T 2J6 Toll Free Tel: 800.401.9138 Ext. 1 Toll Free Fax: 888.795.2258 With over 30 years experience in the Transportation & Insurance Industry! driver services, recruitment & employment

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

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


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

clutch products

factoring, finance & foreign exchange

Liquid Capital Liquid Capital Midwest Corp. 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.


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

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 Truck Drug &&Alcohol tRAILER rEPAIRS Testing

Mover’s Equipment & Supplies

CPL Systems Canada Inc.

J D Factors 315 Matheson Blvd. East, Mississauga, ON L4Z 1X8 Tel: 905.501.5000 Toll Free Tel: 800.263.0664 Fax: 905.501.0395 Email:

E&B Safety Consulting


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

factoring, finance & foreign exchange

Stateside Transportation Consultants Inc.

Driver Training




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

clutch products

ICC The Compliance Center Inc. 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

••• Fil-Mor Automotive & Clutch Products Ltd. 81 Northline Road, Toronto, ON M4B 3E9 Tel: 416.759.2245 Integrated Training Resources Fax: 416.759-5890 Toll Free Tel: 1.800.677.9038 P.O. Box 402, 140 Market Drive, Fil-Mor Automotive is a proud Milton, ON L9T 4Y9 Canadian remanufacturer of quality Tel: 905.693.0660 Heavy Duty & automotive clutches Fax: 905.693.0332 since 1980. Toll Free Tel: 888.812.0099 Fil-Mor Automotive specialize in heavy duty & custom made clutches including our own

DriverCheck Inc.

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

Multi-Line Fastener Supply Co. Ltd.

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

Donaldson Company Emergency Road Services of Canada Inc. 3413 Wolfedale Road, Suite 5, Mississauga, ON L5C 1Z8 Tel: 905.277.2377 Fax: 905.277.2378 Email: Web:

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:

fleet management & litigation support

insurance brokers

insurance brokers

lifting equipment & jacks


ON-Board truck Scales

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: Fleet Management & Litigation Support for the Trucking Industry. fuel additives & lubricants

Bennetts Power Service Products P.O. Box 51016, RPO Tyndall Park Winnipeg, MB R2X 3C6 Tel: 204.694.1777 Toll Free Tel: 877.778.4440 Fax: 204.633.0133 Email: Web: fuel improvement products

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

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


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.


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

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:


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.

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”


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.

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

Sinwal Enterprises Inc 5656 Bell Harbour Drive, Mississauga, ON L5M 5J3 Tel: 416.520.5527 Toll Free Tel: 866.326.7645 Fax: 905.814.1802 Email: Web: MIRRORS (CONVEX)

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!

Checkerboard Consultants Inc. 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


HUB International Ontario Ltd

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

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:

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

••• Rainbow Insurance Brokers Inc 958 Road 2 East Kingsville, ON N9Y 2E4 Tel: 519.733.3268 Fax: 519.733.3282 Email: www.rainbowinsurancebrokers. In Business since 1995

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


Lucas Oil Products

Canadian Insurance Brokers Inc.

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

730 Permit Services



Allen Insurance Group

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:

Dalton Timmis Insurance Group

4Refuel Canada Ltd.

insurance brokers

RP Oil Limited

lubricants (synthetic)

••• 231 Oak Park Blvd., Oakville, ON L6H 7S8 Tel: 905.501.0922 Toll Free Tel: 888.473.3835 Fax: 905.257.2580 Web:

Vulcan On-Board Scales

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


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:

The Mortgage Centre

Pressure Washers

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.”

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:

oil furnace sales & Service

Can-Clean Pressure Washers


NOCO Lubricants Company 2 Bradpenn Road, Toronto, ON M8Z 5S9 Tel: 416.232.6626 Toll Free Tel: 800.414.6626 Fax: 416.201.9880 Email: Web:

Best Service, Best Value, Best Quality

Boomerang Tracking/LoJack De-On Supply Inc. R.R. #1, 1595 Lobsinger Road St. Jacobs, ON N2J 4G8 Toll Free Tel: 800.824.4115 Toll Free Fax: 888.626.7843

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.” October 2010    29

Rust Control Products

tire balancing

towing services

towing services

trailer manufacturers [ tankers ]

Transport Companies

Bedard Tankers Inc.

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

Gobbo Towing & Recovery Ltd. 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:

ABC Towing & Storage Counteract Balancing Beads 13029 8th Line Georgetown, ON L7G 4S4 Tel: 905.873.3339 Fax: 905.873.3088


Toll Free Tel: 800.572.8952

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:

tire & wheel service & equipmenT

tarps & tarping systems

Duret et Landry Inc.


4421 Harvester Road Burlington, ON L7L 4X1 Tel: 905.631.8248 Fax: 905.631.8175 Toll Free: 866.337-0688 Web: Heavy Towing, Recovery & Spill Clean-ups. Your Absolute Best Choice!


2250 boul, Industriel,

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


Toll Free Tel: 800.663.0814

Aero-Kit Industries

Fax: 450.663.2688

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”


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.


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

••• 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:

Trison Tarps

towing services

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

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


Hansen Towing & Recovery

236 Rutherford Road South, Brampton, ON L6W 3J6 Tel: 905.459.1011 Fax: 905.451.1534 Toll Free Tel: 800.876.7097 Email: Web:


K.B.W. Towing

1 Towns Road, Etobicoke, ON M8Z 1A1 Tel: 416.255.4443 Toll Free Tel: 866.616.6379 Fax: 416.252.2558 Email: Flatbed Specialists, Heavy & Medium Towing

790 Montrichard Ave. St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, QC J2X 5G4 Tel: 450.347.7822 Fax: 450.347.8372 Toll Free Tel: 800.363.2158 Email: trailer Sales, leasing, rentals & service

Action Automotive, Towing & Recovery


Pat Rogers Towing

Kingston, Ontario 24 Hour Emergency Service Toll Free Tel: 888.221.3672 Tel: 613.384.2572 Web:

Head Office – 36 Cardico Drive, Gormley, ON L0H 1G0 Toll Free Tel; 866.482.5311 Fax: 905.888.6061 Email: Web:


Smartway Trailer Rentals

C.A. Towing

Toronto, ON M4A 1E6


trailer & Container Sales & service



Email: Web: Proud distributors for Lode-King, Midland Manufacturing, Arctic Manufacturing, Landoll, CMIC Container Chassis and more.

GTA Trailer Rentals Inc.

Active Heavy Towing & Recovery

185 Bartley Drive


3102 East Trent Avenue Spokane, WA, 92202 Tel: 509.535.7512 Toll Free Tel: 800.343.8579 Fax: 509.535.7680 Email: 30    October 2010

Gervais Towing & Recovery

Fax: 416.656.3065

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

Email: Web: A TOWING SERVICE, TORONTO. A company you can count on!

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


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

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

International Truckload Services Inc. 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


Centennial College

Tel: 416.656.4000 Toll Free Tel: 800.773.7952

Carmen Transportation Group

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

Service GTA, Ontario and USA

Lite-Check, LLC


Fort Garry Industries

P O Box 126, J P Towing Service & Storage Ltd Trenton ON K8V 5R2 11 Glen Scarlett Road, Tel: 613.394.4924 Toronto, ON M6N 1P5 Toll Free Tel: 800.551.6151 Tel: 416.203.9300 Fax: 613.394.2428 Toll Free Tel: 866.527.8225 Fax: 416.203.9303 Email: Email: Web: Web: “Meeting Your Service Needs ••• in Eastern Ontario”

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

Brian Kurtz Trucking Ltd.



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:

A Towing Service Ltd.

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

Tremcar Inc.

Abram’s Towing

Tel: 514.337.7777

Cramaro Tarpaulin Systems



Laval, QC H7S 1P9


85 Pondhollow Drive, Sudbury, ON P3E 6C1

Transit Trailer Ltd. Titan Trailers

1129 Hwy 3, R R 3, Delhi, ON N4B 2W6 Tel: 519.688.4826 Fax: 519.688.6453 Email: Web: #


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:

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


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

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

2020 Bantree Street, Ottawa, ON K1B 5A4 Tel: 613.742.7499 Toll Free Tel: 866.529.1113 Contact: Brian Adams or Erica Kelly Email: Brian@

Crossroads Truck Training Academy

10 Maple Street, Smiths Falls, ON K7A 1Z5 Tel: 613.742.7499 Fax: 613.742.7899 Toll Free Tel: 866-529-1113 Email:

Danbro Truck Training

505 Kenora Ave., Bldg. #1, Unit #1, Hamilton, ON L8E 3P2 Contact: Brent Nantais Tel: 905.575.7606 Toll Free Tel: 800.273.5867 Fax: 905.388.6699

Equitrain Systems Ltd.

7384 Beards Lane, P.O. Box 1741, Woodstock, ON N4S 0B1 Tel: 519.537.7722 Toll Free Tel: 866.718.3993 Fax: 519.537.3672 Contact: Melissa Email: Web:

Greater Ottawa Truck Training Northstar Truck Driving School Ontario Truck Training Academy 1540 Matthew Brady Blvd., 5 Caesar Avenue, (Peterborough) 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:

Kim Richardson Transportation Specialists Inc. 23 Industrial Drive, Caledonia, Ontario N3W 1H8 Tel: 905.765.3445 Toll Free Tel: 800.771.8171 Fax: 905.765.1444 Contact: Roxanne Wilkieson Email: Website: Heavy equipment & forklift also available.

Kim Richardson Transportation Specialists Inc. 634 Ireland Road, Simcoe, Ontario N3Y 4K8 Tel: 519.426.8260 ext. 232 Toll Free Tel: 800.771.8171 Fax: 519.428.3112 Contact: Roxanne Wilkieson Email: Website: Heavy equipment & forklift also available.

Kim Richardson Transportation Specialists Inc. 120 Bill Martyn Parkway Street, Thomas, Ontario N5R 6A7 Tel: 905.765.3445 Toll Free Tel: 800.771.8171 Fax: 905.765.1444 Contact: Roxanne Wilkieson Email: Website: Heavy equipment & forklift also available.

Windsor ON N8S 3K6 365 Lansdowne Street East, Unit 3, Contact: Robert Labute Peterborough, ON K9L 2A3 Tel: 519.967.0444 Tel: 705.743.1888 Fax: 519.967.0445 Toll Free Tel: 800.939.1463 Email: Fax: 705.743.1875 Email: Ontario Truck Driving School Website:


1005 Richmond Street, Chatham, ON N7M 5J5 Contact: Bill Kent Tel: 519.355.0077 Toll Free Tel: 800.263.4777 Toll Free Fax: 866.800.6837 Email: Web:

Ontario Truck Driving School (London) 427 Exeter Road, London, ON N6E 2Z3 Contact: Bill Kent Tel: 519.858.9338 Toll Free Tel: 800.263.4777 Fax: 519.858.0920 Email: Web: Forklift & Heavy Equipment Training Available

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

Ontario Truck Driving School (Sarnia) 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)

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:

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

Northern Academy of Transportation Training

Ontario Truck Training Academy (Oshawa)

Modern Training Ontario

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:

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:

••• 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”

Robar Training Specialists


701 Powerline Road, Brantford, ON N3R 7X3 Contact: Don Ross Tel: 519.770.3576 Toll Free Tel: 866.231.5885 Fax: 519.770 4559 Email: Website:

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

Shaun-David Truck Training School 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:

Tri-County Truck Driver Training 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:

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

Valley Driver Training 99 Cote Blvd. Hammer, ON P3P 1L9 Contact: Jamie Fitchett Tel: 705.897.8849 Fax: 705.524.7067



Quality Custom

truck parts & supplies

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

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



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


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


Fort Garry Industries 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 Aldo’s Driveline

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

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:


Truck & Trailer Repairs

Fort Garry Industries

Grote Industries Co.

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

Safety Truck Training School Ltd. 4 Wilkinson Road, 2nd Floor Brampton, ON L6T 4M3 Contact: Yogan Sockalingam Tel: 905.793.9546 Fax: 905.793.6426 Email: Web:

truck lighting & accessories

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

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: October 2010    31

truck parts & supplies



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:

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

truck sales, leasing, parts & service

Truck tire sales & service

Truck tire sales & service

Gerry’s Truck Centre Alberta ontario


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:

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”




New Millenium Tire 925-26 Street, NE Calgary, AB T3N 1A2 Tel: 403-235-3411


New Millenium Edmonton Tire & Lube’

thunder bay

Fort Garry Industries

Irvine Truck Centre

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

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



Levy Steering Centre Ltd.

3731 69 Avenue NW Edmonton, AB T6B 3G4 Tel: 780-485-0026 British Columbia


Domar Transmission Ltd. Ontario Regional Office

130 Skyway Avenue,

520 Abilene Drive, Mississauga, ON L5T 2H7 Toll Free Tel: 800.465.0618 Tel: 905.564.5171 Fax: 905.564.5175 Email: Web: Over 100 Truck Tire Service Centres Across Canada

Toronto, ON M9W 4Y9

truck transmissions, differentials & pto’s


32    October 2010

When it comes to transmissions… think DOMAR


Mascot Truck Parts Mississauga, ON L5T 2N1


12085-103/A Ave Surrey, BC V3V 3G7 Tel: 604-588-6110

Diesel Truck Parts Inc.

Alberta Ontario

1409 Shawson Drive Mississauga, ON L4W 1C4 Tel: 905.564.1899 Fax: 905.564.1911 Toll Free: 800.565.5389 Web:

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:


New Millenium Tire Head Office 25 Clark Blvd., (at Hwy 410) Brampton, ON L6W 1X4 Tel: 905.452.0111 Toll Free 888.890.1888 Fax 905.452.9595

Tel: 905.670.9100

C&R Transmission Service Ltd. 13 Anderson Blvd. Stouffville, ON L4A 7X4 Tel: 905.642.4556 Fax: 905.642.2293 Toll Free: 888.297.0682 We service clutches also.


Shield Truck Accessories P.O. Box 281, Surgenor Truck Centre 261 Binnington Court, Aylmer, ON N5H 2R9 Kingston, ON K7M 9H2 Tel: 519.765.2828 Tel: 613.548.1100 Toll Free Tel: 866.617.0201 Toll Free Tel: 877.548.1101 Fax: 519.765.2821 Fax: 613.548.4990 Web:

11305 County Rd 42 Tecumseh, ON N8N 2M1 Tel: 519-735-0006 Québec


New Millenium Tire 2550 Chemin Petite Rivière Vaudreuil, QC J7V 8P2 Tel: 450.455.2307

habilitation and attendant care. Any claim for injury must meet the definition of injury to which they apply i.e., minor, noncatastrophic and catastrophic. Claims can surmount depending on the degree of injury. In some cases an injury does not exist however the cost to investigate or defend a claim are substantial. Deterioration of a Carrier’s loss ratio may dictate the annual insurance costs to the Carrier will be impacted and these costs

must be absorbed somehow. On a fleet where owner/operators pay their own insurance, the Carrier may directly pass on the increased premiums. On a fleet where the company pays the insurance premiums, the bottom line profit margin will be affected which too, may have a crippling affect. Every action has bearing on the transportation firm providing employment opportunities. If one has any knowledge of claims abuse or intention to do

Fax: 905.670.0618 Toll Free Tel: 800.668.5560 Truck Wire, Cable & Electrical Accessories

••• Techspan

New Millenium Tire of Windsor

high claims frequency payment (and perhaps abuse) refers to the accident benefit provisions. As of September 1, 2010 renewal policies and new business reflect the reduced benefits unless “buy back options” are purchased. The accident benefits section of the auto insurance policy is protected by the Carriers WSIB coverage. Absence of WSIB permits an attack or entitlement under the automobile policy for injury, re-


475 Admiral Blvd., Unit #1

3131 Pepper Mill Court,

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

Insurance Claims & Accident Benefits very Insurer calculates the premium rate dependent on the loss frequency and performance of the carrier along with many other factors. The activity on the claims draws a lot of attention from management on both sides of the equation and has the opportunity to inflict premium increases if the loss ratio evidences deterioration. Some losses are controllable and some are unpredictable. One area of statistically

Tel: 416.675.2268 Toll Free Tel: 800.387.4883

New Millenium Tire

Business Insurance Matters

By Linda Colgan

truck transmissions, differentials & pto’s

so, it is only prudent to protect an employer and bring these situations to the attention of management. The theory that one is claiming against the Insurer that does not burden the Carrier holds absolutely no merit. Linda Colgan has been an Insurance Broker in the transportation industry since 1986 and currently is a Transportation Insurance Advisor with JDIMI. To contact Linda call 416.809.3103 or email


Mississauga, ON L5L 4X6 Tel: 905.820.6150 Toll Free Tel: 800.363.1588 Fax: 905.820.6142 Email: or Web:


Section Française

Theme du Mois: La Sécurité De La Cargaison

Les Menaces À La Sécurité De La Cargaison Exigent Une Approche Intégrée Par Marek Krasuski


omme dans beaucoup d’aspects du camionnage le problème de la sécurité de la cargaison exige des initiatives multiples qui, ensemble, tissent un réseau de protection et de prévention. D’énormes pertes financières sont produites par la perte de la cargaison à la suite de tonneaux, de chargements et d’attaches impropres de biens transportés, pour ne pas parler du vol direct. Au Canada, on estime que le vol de la cargaison coûte 1 milliard de dollars par an à l’industrie. Pour chaque incident rapporté, il y en a encore quatre qu’on ne signale ni à la police ni aux compagnies d’assurance. Le fait de ne pas signaler un vol cache le fait honteux qu’autant que 80% de vol de la cargaison est le résultat d’un soi-disant « coup monté de l’intérieur ». La réaction de l’industrie est d’encourager les propriétaires et les opérateurs de flotte de vérifier la provenance des employés. L’avis actuel indique que la compagnie devrait reviser sa politique pour s’assurer qu’un tri de tous les employés et non seulement des conducteurs soit obligatoire. Cette sécurité devrait inclure la discussion de la destination de la cargaison et la sécurité de toute documentation. On encourage les compagnies à tenir les employés responsables pour la sécurité et aussi à avoir en place des pratiques qui limitent l’accès aux terminaux et aux docks inconnus. En plus, tout employé devrait avoir l’autorisation d’interroger tout inconnu qui se trouve sur la propriété et de faire une inspection de camions, tels que les véhicules de location ou d’autres transporteurs, n’appartenant pas à la compagnie qui se trouvent dans le terminal. Puisque la majorité des vols arriv-

ent sur la propriété de la compagnie, on encourage les compagnies de sécuriser leur périmètres par moyen de systèmes de surveillance, d’éclairage approprié et de promouvoir la pratique de mettre les camions en contiguité du dock et les garer dos à dos. Ce qui rend le vol de cargaison une activité si lucrative actuellement, c’est cet appetit vorace pour toutes sortes de biens. Autrefois, les voleurs cherchaient les cigarettes, l’alcool, et les électroniques, par exemple, alors qu’ actuellement, presque n’importe quoi - des couches de bébé, des meubles, même de la gomme - attire l’attention des criminels, dont les actions clandestines leur apportent des profits énormes parce qu’ils peuvent disposer facilement de ces marchandises dans des marchés aux puces ou dans la resserre de quelque marchand qui ne pose pas trop de questions. Il y a très peu de témoignage que les autorités font du progrès dans l’arrêt du vol de la cargaison. Selon Freightwatch International USA, les pertes dûes au vol ont augmenté de 5% pendant la première moitié de 2010, en partie à cause d’une augmentation des activités de gang qui visent des vols de camions multiples et qui donnent des récompenses plus importantes. Dans un rapport produit par Freightwatch, le directeur général, Ron Greene a noté « Ce que nous voyons actuellement est une approche plus concentrée par les voleurs de la cargaison qui cherchent des vols de camions multiples et des cambriolages d’entrepots à grande échelle ». Les compagnies de transport, entretemps, ne sont pas très motivées de faire leur propres enquêtes privées des vols de cargaisons et la complicité des employés. Les enquêtes

privées et secrètes peuvent coùter dans les milliers de dollars, des sommes, en fait, souvent plus grandes que la valeur de la marchandise volée. Ce qui contribue à la menace à la securité de la cargaison sont les sanctions trop légères, voir même conditionnelles, reçues par les criminels quand ceux-ci sont répérés et poursuivis en justice. La plupart du temps, le délit de vol de la cargaison reste impuni aux États Unis. Au Canada, les ressources de la mise en application de la loi en ce qui concerne le vol et la récupération de la cargaison sont inadéquates, même dans les régions du pays où il y a un risque important. D’un certain coté pourtant, ces mêmes ressources de contrôle inadéquates ont encouragé des initiatives de l’industrie. Dans certains cas, des associations, des compagnies de transport, des fournisseurs d’assurance et des courtiers collaborent avec la police et partagent des informations sur les incidences de vol en ligne. De tels programmes collaboratifs ont souvent aidé à récupéré la marchandise volée. Regardez, par exemple, les contre – mesures au vol d’autos dans le Manitoba, qui ont produit une baisse importante dans la fréquence de vol d’autos, particulièrement dans les régions rurales de la province. Le vol d’autos a baissé par une marge de 62% entre 2007 et 2009 grâce à deux initiatives, la première d’entre elles identifie les véhicules qui sont plus « en danger » d’être volés, et l’autre visent les jeunes les plus susceptibles de voler les autos. D’autres versions de ce programme populaire très efficace seraient capables de produire de bons résultats dans d’autres régions du pays. Il y a des compagnies de transport qui ont cher-

ché l’aide de spécialistes pour protéger la sécurité de leur cargaison. Boomerang Tracking est une compagnie, peut-être la seule en Amérique du Nord equippée de technologie cellulaire, qui spécialise exclusivement dans la récupération de véhicules et de cargaison volés. Selon le représentant de la compagnie, Tim Malone, Boomerang a récupéré 7,000 unités volées au Canada, ce qui représente une valeur de $340 millions. Contrairement à la technologie de satellite ou de celle du SPG qui utilisent un mécanisme de dépistage exposé, la technologie cellulaire de Boomerang cache l’antenne à l’intérieur profond du véhicule. Boomerang vend et installe des mécanismes à usages multiples. Un mécanisme d’avis est utilisé pour protéger le camion, avec un deuxiéme mécanisme portatif qui protège la remorque et la charge. Cette technologie cellulaire est capable aussi d’identifier des véhicules volés et de la cargaison enterrés dans des parking souterrains ou dans l’intérieur de conteneurs, des avantages que les systèmes de positionnement global ne peuvent pas offrir. De telles précautions peuvent produire des primes d’assurance réduites, sans parler d’une récupération rapide des unités due à ces mécanismes de dépistage très sophistiqués et les équipes de récupération internes qu’on envoie immédiatement dès qu’on a reçu un avis de vol. D’autres spécialistes comme Windshield Cam offre des options de technologie qui découragent le vol. Une unité d’enrégistrement numérique montée d’une caméra à quatre vidéos enrégistre des activités devant, derriére, et aux côtés d’un camion et d’une remorque, en route, garé dans un aire de repos ou à un arrêt routier. Le mécanisme enrégistre 200 heures

de vidéo avant de recommencer automatiquement. Le Windshield Cam Video est capable aussi d’aider les conducteurs apprentis, d’enrégistrer le comportement des conducteurs et d’indentifier des sections de routes dangereuses. Pour minimiser les risques si coûteux de la cargaison, il faut aussi utiliser d’autres ressources, y compris le sens commun et la caution. Comme les études montrent que les facteurs humains et les erreurs des conducteurs et non pas des echecs mécaniques sont responsables de 85 à 90 pour cent des collisions sur les routes, l’expérience montre aussi que d’autres fatalités résultent du chargement et déchargement impropres. En 2004, par exemple, 10 camionneurs ont été tués dans des accidents de chargement dans l’état de Washington. Pour essayer d’empêcher ce genre d’incident, on a publié une série de contrôles de danger primaires qui sont les suivants : il faut empêcher les employés de se tenir sur la remorque pendant le chargement des opérateurs des élévateurs de fourche, il faut identifier d’avance des dangers potentiels avant le commencement des opérations, il faut suivre des procédures normalisées et il faut s’assurer que les employés restent à distance des remorques et du voisinage pendant le chargement des camions. En fait, la sécurité de la cargaison est devenue prioritaire en 2010 avec la mise en place de nouvelles normes installées dans le Code canadien de Sécurité 10 (CCS 10) exécuté par le Conseil canadien d’adminstrateurs du transport motorisé. Les nouveaux règlements suivent un nombre d’accidents graves causés par des attaches de qualité inférieure. Certaines compagnies de transport, essayant de modérer leurs dépenses ont cherché des attaches

moins cher aux sangles de mauvaise qualité cousues d’un fil inférieur. Des soucis financiers aussi ont poussé d’autres compagnies à attacher de nouvelles sangles à une quincaillerie usée. La réponse à cette situation, dans la forme de nouveaux réglements, interdit l’utilisation d’attaches sans étiquette après le 1er janvier 2010. Toutes les provinces et les territoires se sont mis d’accord qu’il y aura mise en place de ces réglements qu’à titre formatif pendant un an, c’est- à-dire jusqu’au 1er janvier 2011, ce qui veut dire que les compagnies de transport ne seront pas passibles d’amende pendant cette période. ( Les infractions éventuelles seront, pourtant, notées au cas ou l’usage impropre du minimum d’attaches exigé a posé un risque de sécurité.) Après la date limite de janvier 2011, la conformité complète aux règlements sera exigée. Les règlements exigent une étiquette du manufacturier qui indique la force des attaches (Working Load Limit ou WLL) de l’assemblage. Les réglements disent que : « Une étiquette portant les informations du manufacturier et le taux du WLL de l’assemblage complète des attaches doit être attachée. Chacun des composants de l’assemblage n’aura pas besoin d’étiquette si le taux de l’assemblage entière est fourni. Dans l’absence d’un taux pour l’assemblage entière, le WLL pour assemblage sera basé sur le plus bas des WLL qui apparait sur un des composants. Du vol de la cargaison – qu’on estime à une valeur de $10 milliards par an aux États Unis et à $30 milliards par tout le monde – aux coûts associés au chargement impropre et à la sécurisation des marchandises, les risques endemiques requièrent une approche coordonnée et compréhensive.


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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


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

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


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


swift current

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

Petro Canada-Petro Pass


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

Cougar Fuels Ltd.


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


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

Estevan Husky Travel Centre

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British Columbia

British Columbia

Western Ontario


fort erie



Hancock Petroleum

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

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.

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


Western Ontario


Regina Husky Travel Centre

Petro Canada-Petro Pass brandon


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).



Chilliwack Husky Travel Centre

Chilliwack Petro-Pass

Husky Travel Centre


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

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


Fifth Wheel Truck Stop

3305 Dorchester Road, Petro-Pass Kitchener (Exit 199, Hwy 401, East of London) 120 Conestoga College Blvd., Dorchester, ON N0L 1G0 Kitchener, ON N2P 2N6 Tel: 519.268.7319 Tel: 519.748.5550 Fax: 519.268.2967 Dogwood Valley Fax: 519.748.9656 Open 24 hrs, diesel fuel, convenience Husky Travel Centre store, CAT scale, blue beacon truck Drivers’ lounge & game room, 27052 Baker Road, wash, drug testing centre, gasoline convenience store, laundry facilities, Hope, BC V0X 1L3 (self serve), ATM, take-out food, showers & CAT scale. open roads chapel, Sunoco & Irving Tel: 604.869.9443 london Cardlock, full service fuel islands, restaurant, private showers, laundry Flood Hope Husky Travel Centre facilities, drivers’ lounge, 150+ 61850 Flood-Hope Road parking capacity, motel (smoking Flying M Truck Stop Cool Creek Agencies R.R. #2, Hope, BC V0X 1L2 & non-smoking), arcade room, 7340 Colonel Talbot Road, 7985 Lickman Road, convenience store. Tel: 604.869.9214 London, ON Chilliwack, BC V2R 3Z9 drumbo Tel: 519.652.2728 Tel: 604.795.5335 Fax: 519.652.6554 Trucker’s Haven 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, Full service islands, driver’s lounge Drumbo, ON N0J 1G0 islands, drivers’ lounge, restaurant, # R.R. 2, Osoyoos, BC V0H 1V2 & game room, convenience store, Tel: 519.463.5088 convenience store, ATM, internet Tel: 250.495.6443 showers, laundry facilities, parking & Fax: 519.463.5628 services, showers, garage on premises & parking Email: CAT scale

Western Ontario

Western Ontario


Eastern Ontario

Eastern Ontario

Northern Ontario

New Brunswick


vankleek hill




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


Fifth Wheel Truck Stop

Windsor Husky Travel Centre

Quick Stop


215 Hwy #49, Deseronto, ON K0K 1X0 Tel: 613.396.3043 Fax: 613.396.1449 Open 6am-10pm, 7 days, full service islands, subway, convenience store, parking & coffee drive-thru.

Tecumseh, ON (off Hwy 401 at Exit 14) Tel: 519.737.6401



535 Mill Street, 40 Chisolm Dr. (Hwy 401 Exit 320) (Hwy 401 Exit 230 on TA site) Milton, ON L9T 3G9 Woodstock, ON N4S 7V6 Tel: 519.421.3144 Tel: 905.878.8441 Esso-Dunvegan Open 24 hrs, restaurant, convenience Fax: 905.878.9376 1515 County Road #20, Open 24 hrs, diesel fuel, convenience store, toilet, showers, truckers’ lounge & overnight parking store, CAT scale, Blue Beacon truck (Hwy 417 Exit 51) wash, ATM, lube shop, Sunoco & Eastern Ontario Dunvegan, ON Irving Cardlock, full service fuel Tel: 613.527.1026 or islands, restaurant, showers, laundry arnprior 613.627.2100 facilities, drivers’ lounge & arcade Fax: 613.527.2726 room, 100+ parkin, chapel, motel Open 24-7, full service islands, (smoking & non- smoking), & lottery Antrim Truck Stop restaurant (Tim Horton’s), convenience tickets. 580 White Lake Road, store, showers, parking & ATM. Arnprior, ON K7S 3G9 pickering Tel: 613.623.3003 Fax: 613.623.1003 Toll Free: 866.334.4775 Open 24-7, full service islands, Husky Travel Centre restaurant, convenience store, JOYCEVILLE 200 Clements Road, Pickering, ON showers, overnight parking, truckers’ Kingston Husky Truck Stop lounge, CAT scale, garage service Tel: 905.428.9700 Joyceville Road, facilities, tire service, western star (Hwy 401 Exit 632) truck dealer. port Hope Joyceville, ON bELLEVILLE Tel: 613.542.3468 ULTRAMAR 25 Bellevue Drive, (Hwy 401 Exit 538, rear of Ultramar Service Station) Ultramar Belleville, ON K8N 4Z5 2211 County Road 28, Tel: 613.771.1755 (Hwy 401 Exit 464) Open 24 hrs, lunch counter, KINGSTON convenience store, toilets, showers, Port Hope, ON L1A 3W4 E sso -Kingston short-time parking & truckers’ lounge Tel: 905.885.4600 Hwy 401 Exit 611, Kingston, ON cARDINAL Open 24 hrs, lunch counter, Tel: 613.384.8888 convenience store,toilet, showers, Fax: 613.634.3162 truckers’ lounge & short-time parking 2085 Shanly Road, Open 24-7 stoney creek Exit 730 off Hwy 401 OTTAWA Stop 50 Truck Stop Cardinal, ON K0C 1E0 1310 South Service Road, Tel: 613.657.3019 (Exit QEW at Fifty Road) Open 24 hrs, restaurant, convenience store, toilet, showers, Stoney Creek, ON L8E 5C5 overnight parking & truckers’ lounge Tel: 905.643.1151 Fax: 905.643.8068 Open 24-7, full service islands, restaurant, convenience store, laundry facilities, ATM, showers & parking



Fifth Wheel Truck Stop

Pilot Travel Centre 19325 County Road 42, Exit 56 off Hwy 401 Tilbury, Ontario Tel: 519.682.1140 Fax: 519.682.9221 Email:TravelCenter.461@ Open 24-7, six pilot diesel lanes, six gasoline lanes & six ESSO Cardlock lanes, subway restaurant, large convenience store, drivers’ lounge & game room, CAT scale, coin laundry, ATM, six showers & 70+ parking available.


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

1901 McConnell Avenue, (Exit 792 off Hwy 401) Cornwall, ON K6H 5R6 Tel: 613.933.8363 Fax: 613.932.3952 Open 24 hrs, diesel fuel, full-service & short- ime parking fuel islands, convenience store at sPENCERVILLE fuel bar, take-out food, CAT scale, Blue Beacon Truck Wash, propane, Angelo’s Truck Stop Sunoco Cardlock, restaurant, 200+ 2025 County Road 44, truck parking capacity, private Spencerville, ON K0E 1X0 showers, laundry facilities, drivers’ lounge & arcade room, Bell Canada Tel: 613.925.5158 Internet Kiosk, barber shop, ATM, Fax: 613.925.5158 drug testing centre, chapel, motel (smoking & non-smoking), tire shop, Open 7 days, game room, restaurant, convenience store, showers, parking lube shop, mechanic shop, Irving & CAT scale. Cardlock.

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


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

Bradford Husky Travel Centre 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

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.


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

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

315 Ouellette Street, Grand Falls, NB Tel: 506.473.5575 Fax: 506.475.9816 Toll Free: 800.361.8322 Drivers’ lounge & game room, convenience store, showers, laundry facilities, internet services, showers, parking & CAT scale.


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.

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 Rd., 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 email: calving.murraystruckstop 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 (6 am11pm), convenience store, showers & parking.

truro heights

Truro Heights Circle K 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

86 Connector Rd., Hwy 102 Exit 13, Truro Heights, NS B2N 5B6 Tel: 902.897.0333 Fax: 902.897.0499 Open 24-7, self service islands, drivers’ lounge, restaurant, convenience store, showers & parking. October 2010    35

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4Refuel Canada Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 A & A Exhaust Systems. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15  ACC International Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12  Aero Kit Industries Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Airtabs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8  Alutrec Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,41 Allen Insurance Brokers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1  Alrange Container Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

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Benson Tire. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23  Ontario Trucking News Blue Water Bridge Canada . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17  Ontario Trucking News Brennalex Inc. (Reltima). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18  Ontario Trucking News


C.U.T.C. Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12  Canada Wide Parts Distributors Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . 17  Castrol/Wakefield. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5, 45 Convoy for a Cure. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Cummins Inc. (ClimaCab). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 

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Domar Transmission Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Drakkar Human Resources Inc. . . . . . . . . . 1,40,47 Eastern Trucking News Drive Logistics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39


Emergency Road Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,48  Eastern & Western Trucking News Espar Heater Systems. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20  Ontario Trucking News


Fil-Mor Automotive Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Fleet Safety Council . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45  Ontario Trucking News


Groeneveld/CPL Systems. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Ontario Trucking News


HWT Transport. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Western Trucking News


Innovative Hydrogen Solutions Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . 21 International Truckload Services Inc.. . . . . . . . . 43 Ontario Trucking News


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


Kindersley Transport Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Ontario Trucking News Kemptville Truck Centre Limited. . . . . . . . . . . . . 13  Ontario Trucking News


Levy Steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Liquid Capital Midwest Corp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,12 Ontario Trucking News Lite-Check. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Ontario Trucking News Lucas Oil Products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2


Navistar - PartSmart Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 New Millenium Tire Centre. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24


Performance Diesel (Bully Dog) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Phantom Freightlines. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41


Schneider National Transport. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44  Ontario Trucking News SKF Products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8  Ontario Trucking News Stateside Transportation Consultants Inc.. . . . . . 42


TAABS Wheel Balancers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 TCB Trailer Service & Repair Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 The Fuel Lock. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 The Trucker’s Voice. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Thompson Emergency Freight Systems. . . . . . . 37  Traction Truck Parts & TruckPro . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1  TransX. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Trimac Transportation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Trison Tarps Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,14

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


Wilson Instruments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Ontario Trucking News Wolf Trailer Company Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Western Trucking News


Yanke Group of Companies. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Ontario Trucking News Your Advantage Staffing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Ontario Trucking News

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Automated Lubrication Systems Groeneveld/CPL Systems. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 SKF Products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8  Border Crossings Blue Water Bridge Canada . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17  Container Sales Alrange Containers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Diesel Performance Products Performance Products (Bully Dog). . . . . . . . . . . 11 Emergency Road Services Emergency Road Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,,48  Employment Opportunities Drakkar Human Resources Inc. . . . . . . . . . 1,40,47 Drive Logistics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Fleet Safety Council . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45  HWT Transport. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43  International Truck Load Services. . . . . . . . . . . . 43  Kindersley Transport Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Phantom Freightlines. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Schneider National Transport. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44  Thompson Emergency Freight Systems. . . . . . . 37  TransX. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Trimac Transportation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Yanke Group of Companies. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Your Advantage Staffing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Factoring & Finance J.D. Factors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Liquid Capital Midwest Corp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,12 Fuel Saving Products Airtabs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8  Fuel Security Products The Fuel Lock. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Fuel Solutions Provider 4Refuel Canada Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 GPS Management Systems Brennalex Inc. (Reltima). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18  Heating Sales & Service Cummins Inc. (ClimaCab). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19  Espar Heater Systems. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20  Wilson Instruments. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16  Insurance Allen Insurance Brokers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1  Lite Testing Products Lite-Check. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Lubricants Castrol/Wakefield. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5,45 Lucas Oil Products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Permits & Waivers C.U.T.C.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12  Steering & Clutch Products Levy Steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Tarps Sales & Service Aero Kit Industries Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Trison Tarps Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,14 Trailer Parts & Accessories Wolf Trailer Company Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Trailer Service and Repairs TCB Trailer Service & Repair Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Transportation Consultants Stateside Transportation Consultants Inc.. . . . . . 42 Truck Exhaust A & A Truck Exhaust . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15  Truck Parts & Accessories Fil-Mor Automotive Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Navistar - PartSmart Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Traction Truck Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1  Truck Tires Benson Tire. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23  New Millenium Truck Centres. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Truck Sales Kemptville Truck Centre Limited . . . . . . . . . . . . 13  Truck Repairs TruckPro. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1  Truck Washing Equipment ACC International . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12  Trucker Advocate The Trucker’s Voice. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Weigh Scales (On Board) Vulcan On-Board Scales. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1  Wheel Balancing Products TAABS Wheel Balancers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21

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Volvo Trucks Canada

New Technology Improves Efficiency & Safety


ruck drivers and fleet managers know they need every advantage in today’s tough economic environment. Thanks to Volvo Trucks, they have access to innovative technologies to boost fuel economy, safety and driver productivity. Three Volvo systems were in the spotlight during a special customer event in Canada held September 9-10, 2010. The Volvo Trucks Enhanced Technology Event in Canada demonstrated Volvo Enhanced Stability Technology (VEST), Volvo Enhanced Cruise (VEC) and I-Shift – technologies that have been shown to improve efficiency and safety. The event was held at the Waterloo Regional Emergency Services Training & Research Complex in Waterloo, Ontario. Representatives from Volvo Trucks showcased the three systems and of-

fered a roll-over simulation experience as well as a Ride-and-Drive opportunity. Volvo Enhanced Stability Technology (VEST) is one of the most important advancements in truck safety. As a standard feature on all Volvo trucks since 2005, VEST assists the driver in maintaining control during emergency manoeuvres and braking events, dramatically reducing the likelihood of a rollover, jackknife or loss of control. VEST sensors quickly and accurately detect a dangerous driving situation and respond by automatically reducing engine torque, applying the engine brake and activating the necessary wheel-end brakes more rapidly than a driver can respond. With Volvo Enhanced Cruise (VEC), cruise control becomes a powerful safety feature. Implementing the latest in advanced colli-

sion avoidance technology, the system works with a truck’s cruise control to maintain a safe following distance between vehicles, even in adverse weather and visibility conditions. Using radar sensors, VEC monitors vehicles moving in front of and to the side of the Volvo truck. With the ability to detect up to 32 objects within 500 feet in front of the truck, VEC alerts the driver to potential danger and even automatically slows the truck to avoid a collision. In simple terms, the Volvo I-Shift is 12-speed, two-

pedal automated transmission that integrates seamlessly with all Volvo engines. With the deployment of intelligent electronics, I-Shift is actually a fuel-saving, productivity boosting, driver satisfaction and safety-enhancing technology. Using microprocessors, Volvo I-Shift continuously monitors changes in grade, vehicle speed, acceleration, torque demand, weight and air resistance. With the engine and transmission in constant communication, I-Shift automatically selects the best gear for the

engine. I-Shift improves safety by reducing driver fatigue. The driver can focus on the road, making turns, avoiding other traffic and the like without worrying about being in the right gear on the right grade at the right time. Vo l v o Tr u c k s N o r t h America’s operations and products are guided by the company’s three core values: Safety, Quality and Environmental Care. The Volvo VN and VHD trucks are assembled in

the United States at the New River Valley Plant in Dublin, Virginia, while Volvo engines for North America are assembled in Hagerstown, Maryland. Both plants are certified to ISO14001 environmental and ISO9001 quality standards. For further information, please contact John Mies of Volvo Trucks North America, phone 336.393.4300, email or visit www.volvotrucks.


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CIT Group Managers

Suggestions for Meeting CSA 2010 Regulations


hecking out idled trucks used for spare parts during the economic downturn before they return to service will be particularly important after new federal safety regulations go into effect in the Fall of 2010, said Chris Harrison, general manager of CIT Kenworth of Morton, Ill. In 2010, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) implements the Comprehensive Safety Analysis 2010 (CSA 2010) program, www. which places greater significance on truck maintenance and includes more stringent penalties for violations. Harrison and managers from CIT Group Inc. locations in Joliet and Normal, Ill., offer truck operators several recommendations to accomplish that review from their own customers’ experiences. Andy Cox, service manager for CIT Kenworth of Chicago in Joliet, Ill., said the practice of using idled trucks for spare parts was common among a variety of customers from line haulers to construction companies. Cox recommends a parts inventory and fleet maintenance tracking program, something like the PremierCare Connect system offered by Kenworth Truck Company. The Connect system is particularly useful because they can help fleets keep track of needed repairs, particularly ones identified by the drivers, which CSA 2010 will require. They also link the company’s service department directly to the parts department at the local dealer, Cox said. The hosted system can then be set to automatically order high-demand parts. “One of the issues we run into is where parts have been taken off of sidelined trucks, but no records were ever kept of which parts were removed,” Cox said. “So if they took a fuel pressure 38    October 2010

sensor, for example, and no one wrote it down, then nobody would notice until somebody tried to start the truck.” The new CSA 2010 program identifies 10 different groups of parts and accessories that the government considers critical for safe operation. Among them are lamps, reflective devices, electrical wiring, brakes, glazing and window construction, fuel systems, coupling devices including fifth wheels, miscellaneous equipment such as heaters, and frames, cab and body components. So, for any sidelined trucks that fleets will return to service, Harrison and Scott Dehm, body shop manager at Central Illinois Kenworth in Normal, also recommend the following steps: 1) Check the fuel tanks, fuel lines, and fuel filters before putting idled trucks back into service. During the winter, water or moisture can condensate on top of the fuel tank from the fuel constantly freezing and thawing. The lower the fuel level in the tank, the bigger the problem can be, he added. The algae forms from the condensation, not on the diesel fuel itself, but it can contaminate the fuel. 2) Do not use diesel additives to treat algae in a fuel tank. The truck should be towed to a repair facility that can drain the fuel tank, the fuel pump and fuel lines, properly dispose of the contaminated fuel and clean the injectors and filters, he added. Using additives inside the tank can make the contamination problem worse, particularly if the truck has a 2007 model or newer engine. Newer engines depend on a fuel with very low sulphur content in order to meet the strict emission limits set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency or the California Air Resources Board. 3) Replace damaged fuel

tanks with OEM-quality replacement tanks. TRP Aftermarket Parts offers replacement fuel tanks made by an ISO-certified manufacturer that uses the same thickness and grade of aluminium standards called for in OEM manufacturing. 4) Check engine oil seals. When trucks sit for long periods of time without being routinely started and allowed to run for brief amounts of time, the rubber in the seals can actually dry out and deteriorate. 5) Examine drive belts, hoses, fittings and adaptors, plus the exhaust system for leaks. If they need to be replaced, choose quality replacements like those offered by Dynacraft and TRP®. Harrison said before returning an idled truck to service, it should always be checked out by a trained qualified technician since CSA 2010 establishes vehicle maintenance as one of seven categories under which carriers will be examined. Harrison and Dehm also recommend a number of maintenance steps truck operators and mainten-

ance managers can take to be prepared for CSA 2010: 6) Wash the truck and trailer routinely, particularly during the winter season to remove chemical de-icers and road salts from trucks and trailers. Routine washings not only prevent corrosion of the body, they also prevent build-up and potential damage to the truck’s and trailer’s electrical system and wheel components including brakes. Routine washings also help prevent build up of road salts on fifth wheels, which can cause them to seize up. Quality brake components, like the spring brake chambers offered by TRP

Aftermarket Parts, feature coatings that protect them from rust jacking caused by chemicals and road salts. However, allowing calcium chlorides and salts to settle on truck and trailer parts for long periods of time can encourage premature damage, particularly if any cracks or chips develop in the protective coating. 7) Develop a routine maintenance program for trailers that includes periodic inspections and replacement of trailer brakes such as the spring brake chambers offered by TRP. Trailers often sit unused for long periods of time in truck operations. 8) Consider a replace-

ment program for truck, tractor and trailer lights. New light emitting diode (LED) lighting products, like those available from TRP Aftermarket Parts, can enhance detection of the vehicle or trailer when it’s parked in a dark or dimly lit parking lot or on the side of a road, something that’s particularly important in the dead of winter. 9) Follow engine manufacturers’ recommendations for regular valve adjustments and DPF filter cleanings, like the FSX cleaning service provided by participating Kenworth and Peterbilt dealers for trucks equipped with 2007 or later compliant emission systems. 10) Conduct regular analysis of your engine oil condition. This can help you identify potential failures prior to a major expense or downtime. “As with any vehicle or trailer, regular preventive maintenance properly conducted can identify the potential for problems in the shop before they occur on the road or become a violation of the new federal regulations,” Harrison said.



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Cross Border Services

Border Information Land & Sea By Dawn Truell


eginning September 14, 2010, the license plate readers will be installed in each of the three primary inspection lanes at the Cornwall border. The installation will take

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place between 9:00 p.m. and 9:00 a.m., Monday through Thursday and Saturday from midnight to 9:00 a.m. Two lanes of traffic will remain open for traffic as needed during the installation. License plate readers capture vehicle

plate numbers to provide border services officers with information about the vehicle registration, ownership and passage history. Travelers may experience some delays during the installation and are reminded to take this into account and plan their border crossings accordingly. CBSA will introduce security gates in the Primary Inspection Lanes at the interim port of entry in the city of Cornwall effective September 7, 2010. The security gates, along with previously installed speed bumps, will assist with traffic control and the safety and security of officers and pedestrians in the general vicinity of the port of entry. Following routine questioning by border services officers, the security gate will be raised to enable travelers to proceed to the secondary inspection area or to exit the CBSA compound as instructed by the officer. The security gates are similar to ones already in

place at CBSA port of entry operations in other parts of Canada. Regina, Saskatchewan, September 9, 2010 – CBSA and the RCMP have dismantled a significant marijuana growing operation in the community of Grenfell, Saskatchewan. On September 7, 2010, a traveler seeking entry into Canada at the Goodlands, Manitoba border crossing, was located approximately 400 km southeast of Regina. CBSA officers referred the traveler for a secondary examination. During this examination, a small amount of suspected hash was located in the individual’s vehicle along with documents to suggest the presence of a growing operation in Saskatchewan. A 29-yearold male from Calgary, Alberta was arrested at the border. He was taken into custody with the assistance of the RCMP Killarney detachment in Manitoba, prompting an investigation of a property.

On September 8, 2010, RCMP executed a search warrant on the property, an abandoned theatre in Grenfell, Saskatchewan, located approximately 125 km east of Regina. Inside, RCMP officers found approximately 416 marijuana plants in all stages of growth. The marijuana growing operation used a sophisticated and automated system to support the marijuana plants. Niagara Fort Erie Region - $325,000 cocaine seized at the Queenston Bridge. September 2, 2010, CBSA officers seized the 2.5 kg along with a gun in possession of two residents from the Greater Toronto Area seeking re-entry to Canada during secondary screening with the assistance of Detector Dog Ruben and his handler. MV Sun Sea Migrants – August 23, 2010 - The safety and security of Canadians remains a priority for the Government of Canada and the Canada Border Services Agency. CBSA is exercising due diligence in the screening of all irregular migrants for both security and criminal threats. The adult migrants have been transferred to appropriate accommodation and detention facilities on the Lower Mainland where the CBSA is conducting more detailed examinations to determine admissibility. Minors are not in detention; accompanied minors will remain with their mothers in low-risk facilities and wherever possible will be accommodated together. In the best interest of the children, unaccompanied minors have been released to the B.C. Ministry of Children and Family Development and are being cared for in a safe and secure facility. 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, www.crossborderservices or call 905.973.9136.



Legal Matters

Discouraging You from Exercising Your Rights

By Mark Reynolds


wrote a column some time ago regarding the manner in which some provincial offences courts implement processes that seem to be designed to discourage you from contesting a traffic ticket, or trucking offence. I think it is worth mentioning again. Some years ago the administration of Provincial Offences (tickets etc.) was downloaded from the province to the individual municipalities. Along with this responsibility came the revenue generated by the fines that result from convictions for these offences. Now let’s not kid ourselves, this is huge revenue for the municipalities. Try to remember the last time you heard a mayor (not to mention any names) that did not complain about a lack of funding from the provincial and or federal governments. Does it not make sense that the municipalities would want the revenue from traffic tickets to be kept as high as possible? With this in mind, think about the last time you received a ticket from an MTO Officer, or Police Officer at the side of the road. It used to be that if you wanted a trial, you simply indicated that on the reverse side of your ticket and mailed it in to the court. You then received a Notice of Trial in the mail and you or your representative attended the court on trial date. This seems pretty straight forward. Now however, some municipalities have rules that seem to have drifted away from this straight forward process. In some municipalities, you can no longer

mail your intention to challenge the officer’s evidence. If you get a ticket, you may see on the reverse side of the ticket, the words Do Not Mail. You or your agent MUST appear at this court in person. This is all well and fine if you happen to live within close proximity to the court where your matter will be heard. For most drivers, this presents a problem. For example, if you receive a ticket in Windsor and you live in Oshawa do you drive back to Windsor to request a trial date or do you hire someone to file the ticket for you? Now I would generally advise that you hire someone with experience to contest your ticket for you, BUT that does not mean that you should be forced to do so. What this inconvenience does is it puts defendants in the position of feeling as though the process is just too complicated and that they may as well just pay the ticket. Now if I was a cynical individual, I might think that this inconvenience may have been designed to achieve this very result, given that the municipality does not need to go to the expense of actually having to prove the charge against you, and the municipality receives the revenue from your payment. Do these municipalities not receive mail at all, or just not from someone contesting a source of revenue? Never mind that the Charter of Rights and Freedoms guarantees your right to a trial. Even when you decide to attend the court to file the ticket for a trial date, this can be very time consuming. It is not unusual, at many courts to wait in line for 30 – 60 minutes to file your ticket. This is usually because there are simply not enough clerks available to serve you any faster. Is this just a coincidence or is this another way of discouraging you from contesting your ticket? Why hire more clerks when it is much more profitable for people to simply pay their fine instead of

contesting their charge? In the end, many defendants feel that it is just not worth contesting the ticket. Bear in mind however that simply paying a ticket may save you the time, effort and inconvenience of contesting it, but the potential increase in insurance premiums may make you rethink that when it is too late. Remember that in-

surance premiums, demerit points and CVOR points are what keep people in my business employed. Let’s also not rule out the fact that you may not be guilty of the offence. There are other “inconveniences” that are too numerous to mention in this one column, that may discourage someone from contesting their ticket.

None of these inconveniences can be justified in my view, especially given that you have a right to a trial. What is my advice? If you get a ticket, take advantage of the free consultation offered by me and other paralegals and get the facts before deciding to simply pay your ticket. Things could get very costly after you pay the fine and the

municipality in question may be more concerned about revenue than your rights. Mark Reynolds is a former truck driver, MTO Enforcement Officer, Provincial Trainer and Enforcement Coordinator and can be reached at OTT Legal Services at 416.221.6888 or at MarkReynolds@OTTLegal. com.


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OTA & Volvo Trucks Canada

Search Begins for Ontario Driver of the Year


eptember 1, 2010 - Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) and Volvo Trucks Canada are now accepting nominations for the 2010 OTA/Volvo Trucks Canada Ontario Driver for the Year. If you have a driver who deserves to be recognized because of their collision-free driving record and exemplary

professionalism both on and off the road, you are encouraged to fill out a nomination form (below) and submit it by the deadline of October 18, 2010. Who is Eligible? A professional truck driver who has been regularly employed for the past five years and during that period en-

countered no preventable collisions. This award program is open to company drivers and owner-operators contracted to OTA member companies. Other criteria for the driver: is he/she a professional in every sense of the word, has an exemplary driving record, extends courtesy to other

road users and puts road safety before all else? The judges value evidence of the following: active participation in highway safety programs and initiatives, Truck Driving Championships, Driver Training Programs, First-aid Courses, examples of unusual courtesy extended to other road users, customer

commendations and acts of bravery or kindness arising out of highway incidents. Ontario’s Driver of the Year Receives an attractive keepsake plaque engraved with the recipient’s name and a cheque for $500 courtesy of Volvo Trucks Canada and a trip to the OTA Convention in Toronto for the driver and

a guest where the award will be presented. Submit nomination form to: Ontario Trucking Association, Communications Department, 555 Dixon Road, Toronto, ON, M9W 1H8, call 416.249.7401 x. 247 or email deanna.pagnan@


OTA Education Foundation

Scholarship Application Deadline Extended


eptember, 2010, The OTA Education Foundation has extended the deadline for qualified individuals to apply for a scholarship that recognizes the professionalism of Ontario truck drivers. The scholarship will aid one university or college student who is a son or

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daughter of a professional truck driver who has been killed or seriously injured while driving a commercial vehicle on the job. Deadline for applications is October 31, 2010. Download an application form and additional information at: www.ontruck. org/educationfoundation.

For the 2010/2011 academic year, a scholarship of $2,000 is available for one student who will be selected by the OTA Education Foundation. To be considered for the 2010/2011 academic year, applicants must be enrolled in or registered to attend a recognized Canadian university or college

on a full-time basis, and be under the age of 25 as of January 1, 2010. The application process also requires the inclusion of letters from both the student applicant as well as the employer/carrier

of the applicant’s parent. Details are provided in the application. The OTA Professional Driver Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually and funded by an endowed fund administered

by the OTA Education Foundation. For further information, contact the executive director of the OTA Education Foundation, Betsy Sharples at




From the

Driver’s Seat By: Carl McBride

New Rest Stops

e all know about the 23 new rest stops on the 400 series highways in Ontario. We have three questions this month : “How do you feel about rest stops with parking spaces for trucks and trailers that are marked incorrectly? “ “What are your comments concerning some rest stops with no diesel fuel for trucks to fuel up?” and “Will you support independently owned truck stops or government owned rest stops?” We asked several drivers this question and were quite pleased about their take on security in the trucking industry today. ••• Please submit your questions and feedback to I will be glad to ask the question, search for the answer and publish the results.


Ian Beecroft of Skelton Truck Lines, from Sharon, Ontario. Ian stated that he and his fellow drivers will not support the new rest stops if it turns out that they do not want our business. “old school” truck stops know more about looking after both trucks and their drivers. He also pointed out that when more and more trucks have computers in them, these rest stops will need parking places for trucks who have no choice and must find a place to park during down-time.

Talwinger Singh of Trans X Transport from Aberfoyle, Ontario. Talwinger explained that at Trans X they drive straight through from terminal to terminal and if they need to stop for a rest they stop at Pipeline or Petro Pass yards, so these new rest stops do not factor into the Trans X schedules.

Allison Nicholson of Nicholson Transport from Clearview, New Brunswick. Allison stated that he supports truck stops not rest stops. Truck stops serve comfort food not fast food. If the new rest stops do not want the trucking business, so what.

Richard Weltz is a retired driver from Highland Transport, from Markham, Ontario. “Old school truck stops have been around a lot longer than the government highway rest stops.” Richard stated. When he travels today he thinks ahead of where the best truck stops are so he can eat well on the road.

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Schneider National Transport

Delivering Stable Ground for Teams to Balance Work & Home


veryone knows that juggling the responsibilities of work, bills and family can be quite the balancing act. That’s especially true for those who make their living on the open road. But as a team driver, there’s also plenty of opportunity to turn that juggling act into financial success. And if anyone is able to provide team drivers the stability needed for that success, it’s Schneider

National. “Throughout the years, Schneider has grown into a position of leadership within the industry and, in turn, is able to offer drivers various employment options across our expanding portfolio of services,” said Mike Hinz, Vice President of Driver Recruitment. “One of the most profitable positions at Schneider is working on our expedited line of business as a team

driver. Our team drivers start at a premium pay, and we offer bonuses for safety and service performance.” Schneider takes teams seriously and has enacted programs so that their team drivers can be as successful as possible. These programs include: * Train Your Partner: Experienced drivers literally train their partners and receive a referral bonus. * Team Advisor Board:

Schneider gives team drivers in the zero-to-90day employment window access to experienced drivers to answer questions and help make the transition to teams as smooth as possible. * Elite Team: This program recognizes drivers for service, cost attainment, safety and utilization. Schneider Team drivers who are members of the Elite Team average 1,200 miles a day.

In addition to training and success-rewarding Team programs, all Schneider team drivers enjoy the benefits of predispatched and priority freight, dedicated dispatch teams, quarterly bonuses for Haz-Mat, and access to Schneider’s 24 operating centers that are home to TVs, showers, laundry services, workout facilities and fuel and maintenance shops. Plus, the freight Schneider team

drivers haul is 99 percent no-touch and 70 percent drop-and-hook. And their drivers get plenty of time at home. This powerful combination creates a stable environment for drivers who want more miles and less hassle. If you’re interested in learning about the team driving opportunities with Schneider National, please visit www.schneiderjobs. com or call 800.44-PRIDE (800.447.7433).



TV Showcase of Trucking Careers for Younger Demographic


eptember 9, 2010, The Canadian Tr u c k i n g H u man Resources Council (CTHRC) and the Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) and the provincial trucking associations have teamed up to produce a profile of the trucking industry that will air on an upcoming episode of The Profile Series, an award winning informational TV series hosted by Lou Gossett Jr., and distributed in the USA to CNN, Bravo and via the Internet. The CTHRC-CTA production will air in Canada on a yet-to-be finalized national network. The broadcast version of the profile will also be posted to popular social

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networking sites such as You Tube, Google Video, etc. However, viewers can get a sneak peak of a customized version of the profile by visiting the CTA website at http://www. cta.html. The OTA version of the program can be viewed by clicking media/clip/ota.html. Linda Gauthier, Executive Director of the CTHRC says “the purpose of the production is to showcase the Canadian trucking industry and its many career opportunities.” One of the key reasons for partnering with The Profile Series is that the company seeks out stations and internet venues

that appeal to a younger demographic. “We’re attempting to promote the industry to a younger demographic,” says David Bradley, CTA’s President and CEO. “We need to attract more young people to the industry so it’s logical that we would use media that they are more likely to tune into.”

The stars of the show are the people of the Canadian trucking industry who appear in the profile and do a great job of promoting the various jobs and career opportunities on offer. They include drivers, mechanics, driver trainers, administrators and company owners. They are all from companies

that provided much-needed sponsorship for the project: Bison Transportation of Manitoba, Rosenau Transport of Alberta, Robert Transport of Quebec and Cavalier Transportation, Challenger Motor Freight, Jeff Bryan Transport, Manitoulin Transport and Rosedale Transport of Ontario.

Financial support was also provided by the Alberta Trucking Association, the Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association, the British Columbia Trucking Association, the Manitoba Trucking Association, the Ontario Trucking Association and the Saskatchewan Trucking Association.



It’s All About Numbers

Transport for Christ

3rd Quarter HST Due!

What a God!

By Kelly Liese Potvin


t w a s n ’t t h a t l o n g ago that I wrote my editorial on the GST dropping from 6 to 5%, reminding owner/operators that GST cheques would be coming in lower than what they may have become accustomed to. Now, owner/operators living in British Columbia or Ontario will be receiving larger average cheques this quarter and in the future, but for different reasons. What do I mean? For ‘carded’ owner/ operators who were ex-

empt from paying PST on items such as repairs, parts, and trucks, you have been paying it since July 1st. During the past quarter purchases on any major item would have been a very noticeable, painful increase. You are now paying more for e v e r y t h i n g . Yo u r H S T cheques will be higher, however this is not a windfall because you have been paying the increase in taxes of HST and are just being reimbursed for it. For owner/operators with no cab card, you have been paying PST for what may seem like the beginning of time. You should be receiving a larger cheque than in the past! The simplest explanation for that is with the taxes now being harmonized, (British Columbia and Ontario the most recent provinces to

join), this is in your favour. This is probably the only time that the playing field has been level between owner/operators who cross the border, and those who prefer to drive only in Canada. Now that the HST refund cheques will be larger, this is a great time to open up a Tax Free Savings Account (TFSA). The interest earned is not taxable and the funds in the savings account will help towards paying off any monies owing on next year’s tax return. Kelly Potvin is an accredited Bookkeeper/Tax Preparer who has been in the accounting business for 20 years. Based out of Cardinal, ON she is located within a mile of the 730 Truck Stop. For more information please visit or call her at 613.340.8409.


By Chaplain Len Reimer


ord God all-powerful, who is like You? Psalm 89:8, “Oh Lord God of hosts, who is like You, Oh mighty Lord? Your faithfulness also surrounds You”. Let us ponder the achievement of God. He doesn’t condone sin, nor does He compromise His standard. God does not overlook our sins, or consider them trivial or harmless. We need to understand; sin has a price and must be dealt with. God does compromise or make a concession by mutual agreement. We

must request God’s forgiveness for our wrong doings and sins; God does not alter His standards. He doesn’t ignore our rebellion, nor does He relax His requirements. When one of our family members rebel against us, we cannot alter our requirements so they no longer rebel. In a similar way God sets the standard and it cannot and will not be altered. God and sin have nothing in common; they are opposite and can only be resolved through Jesus’ death on the cross. We find in the gospel of John 14:6, Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me”. We further read in Ephesians 2:8, “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast”. We find another

wonderful verse in I John 1:9, “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us and our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness”. Rather than dismiss our sins, He assumes our sins and incredibly, sentences Himself. God does not dismiss or overlook our wrongdoing. We read in the gospel of John 3:16, “For God so loved the world (mankind) that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life”. So Jesus took upon Himself our sin, past, present and future. So in that way, He sentenced Himself for our wrongdoing. Friend if you are not absolutely certain of spending eternity in heaven, then read this article again and secure your place in heaven. Remember that God loves you and so do we.


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Truckers’ Voice

MTO Abuse or Arrogance – Part 2 By Peter Turner


eside this article, we have provided an example of what should be on the Liability Form. This form is important to have to protect you when dealing with the MTO when you are stopped for an inspection because it could cost you a minimum of $7,000.00 to replace the computer not including loss of work. You can also find this form on our website at After several calls with Mr. Lee Gratta and receiving all of the important documents about his win over the Ontario Ministry of Transport (MTO) it has become apparent that his case was about Section 82.1 (5) of the Ontario Highway Traffic Act. In short it states that you are required to assist the officer or agent when asked. When they asked him to assist them this was the Government’s attempt to limit their liability if something was to cause damage to the truck computer. They could claim that the driver installed it and the driver must have done something to have caused the damage. Mr. Gratta has 25 years working with computers so he was able to testify as an expert witness. The Judge stated that the “benefit of the doubt” goes to Mr. Gratta’s 25 years of experience over the MTO’s three hour crash course. Since then the Ontario Government has filed a Notice to Appeal the Decision. We have posted the judgement on our website. Section 82.1 (5) should have been thrown out because when it was written, the MTO was operating the scales with only one person.  This was at a time when the truckers and the MTO had respect for each other. The policy of the MTO is now that there must be a Supervisor on duty along with an agent when 46    October 2010

open. You may not be aware that there are two very different regulations that regulate the trucking industry. The first one is the Provincial Regulation for trucks that stay within the Provincial borders. The second Interprovincial Regulation is for trucks that travel outside of Provincial borders. There are many differences in the two regulations. For example, the “speed limiter” regulation and the “smoking in commercial trucks” regulation do not apply within Federal Regulations; however the Federal government did review the speed limiter studies that the Ontario Trucking Association put forward. The Federal government stated that OTA studies did not support their claim, but the Ontario government seems to the study. As we have seen, the Ontario government has chosen to use only Provincial Regulations. All of the Provincial Governments have signed agreements with the Federal government and agree to enforce Federal Regulations with regard to Federal Carriers. The Ontario government has chosen to disregard their agreements with the Federal Government by enforcing regulations such as no smoking in commercial trucks, CVSA Rules and speed limiters, etc.  This has led to the Ontario Government to not only undermine the Federal Government but also our Civil Rights. Before the end of this year, The Truckers Voice will be filing an action against the MTO for slander and defamation against it members in a class action. It has become clear that after many letters and conversations with the MTO they have refused to work with us dealing with the Commercial Vehicle Operator’s Registration (CVOR ACT).  The MTO uses all

information from the first day a certificate is issued including warnings which you can’t dispute, inspections and audits to prove that you are a non-compliant carrier. In a conversation with Mr. Lloyd Blower from the Alberta Ministry of Transportation, I was told

that Alberta is starting to use the same practices as the MTO. They are going to use all the information they gather  through the Commercial Vehicle Safety Compliance from the time a certificate is issued a CVSC to prove that you are a non-compliant carrier.

We have an update in the case of Foreshew vs MTO. They have met at mediation and I received a call from Mr. Foreshew who was a little upset. After I discussed the results from the mediation with Mr. Forshew, we are pleased about taking this to Court to prove our case

on the record. If you believe it is time to stop the abuse of your rights or if you wish to join our class action to become a member, call Peter Turner at 1.613.831.1332 or visit the Trucker’s Voice website at


#29 October  

Eastern Trucking News, Issue 29, October 2010

#29 October  

Eastern Trucking News, Issue 29, October 2010