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June 2011

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Issue 37

Serving Québec & The Maritimes

Spotlight… OK Tire & E.R.S. Partnership see page 4…

Dawn Violo of Emergency Road Services Larry Hardy of OK Tire Canada

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Products & Services Directory


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June 2011 Western Trucking News, Ontario Trucking News & Eastern Trucking News are published monthly by Woodward Publishing Inc. Head Office: 259 Salmon Point Road, R.R. #1, Cherry Valley, Ontario, Canada K0K 1P0, 877.225.2232 Head Office: (Sales) Barb Woodward, Sales: Carl McBride,, Art Director/MIS: Chris Charles, Administration: Halina Mikicki, Distribution: Rick Woodward Photojournalists: Marek Krasuski, Barb Woodward, Peter Dudley & Rick Woodward French Translation: Kay Redhead Visit us on the web at: Copyright © 2011 Woodward Publishing Inc. All rights reserved. Publication Agreement: No. #40806005

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OK Tire & E.R.S. Partner to Help Customers Get Back on the Road Faster


rucking customers can drive easy with OK Tire’s announcement of its partnership with Emergency Road Services Corporation (E.R.S.), providing 24hour bilingual emergency roadside assistance for the commercial trucking industry in both Canada and the continental USA. Unfortunately, you never know when or where you’re going to break down. That’s why OK Tire partnered with E.R.S. With one call, you can be connected to a nearby OK Tire store or an alternative service provider and E.R.S. will get you back on the road, saving you time, money and sanity. The partnership will help alleviate the stress of costly breakdowns, not only making it easier to connect to help faster, but also saving customers money by reducing administrative downtime and increasing productivity. “We value our commercial trucking customers and we want them to feel protected if they should breakdown. Partnering with E.R.S. is the best way we can get them back on the road as quickly and cost effectively as possible,” says OK Tire’s National Manager, Truck and Specialty Tires, Larry Hardy. OK Tire has been part of the Canadian landscape since 1953 when a group of independent tire shops banded together to increase the selection they could offer customers. Today, they have over 270 locations of which more than 100 are commercial locations. Each OK Tire store is independently owned and operated. This means local owners can tailor the products and services they offer to the cities and towns they serve. It’s local service with the benefit of

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national support; you get nationwide warranties on tires and mechanical services and the personal service of a local owner/ manager. OK Tire also operates nine regional warehouses across Canada, ensuring consistent product availability and responsive service. Every OK Tire owner lives and works in their local community. They’re your neighbors and friends. That’s why they invest in things like mud bogs, rodeos, sports teams, car races and community barbeques. Owners are also actively involved in local charities and work with groups fighting breast cancer, stamping out hunger and promoting community wellness. When it comes to quality work, you can depend on OK Tire. All the OK Tire Technicians are certified HD wheel installers and are trained in safety procedures best practices. E.R.S. is an independently owned and operated Canadian company dedicated to providing efficient, quality, one on one personal emergency road services in Canada and the United States. Their goal is to provide peace of mind to their customers by giving them the most rapid, cost effective roadside services in order to reduce both equipment and administrative downtime. In 2006, the founders of E.R.S. realized the need for an alternative to the traditional “Do It Yourself” emergency road services. Extensive research revealed that trucking companies in Canada struggled to get prompt

and cost effective emergency roadside assistance. A common phrase in the trucking industry was “get it fixed at any cost” especially during the night or on the weekend. Research results determined that Canada needed a nationwide bilingual emergency

provided their services in Canada only. In 2009, due to customer demand, the company decided to expand its services into the United States. Today, more than half of the companies over 17,000 service providers are located in the United States. In 2010, it was de-

Dawn Violo, President of E.R.S. and Larry Hardy, National Manager of Truck and Specialty Tires for OK Tire at the OK Tire Conference in Palm Springs, California, February 2011. road service provider that customers could rely on 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. It was also concluded that the most important benefit to the trucking companies would be reduced downtime which would in turn lower operating costs and increase customer satisfaction. Armed with extremely positive feedback from the trucking industry and a wealth of experience in the truck and trailer repair industry, Emergency Road Services of Canada Inc. was born and

termined that the company name needed to be changed as many trucking companies still assumed that the company only provided their services in Canada. In December of 2010, the company was re-named to Emergency Road Services Corporation. Today, more than 500 trucking companies and countless owner operators rely on E.R.S. on a daily basis to provide the best possible bilingual (English and French) emergency breakdown services across Canada

and the United States. Their goal is to have a service provider on scene in one hour and to have your equipment back on the road in less than two hours. At the end of the day, E.R.S. would like you to consider them as a part of your emergency breakdown solutions team. Along with providing tire services, E.R.S. also provides mechanical services for trucks and trailers, towing services, boost services, lock-out services, snow removal services and reefer/heater repair services. All of these services are provided to their customers 24 hours per day, 7 days a week, in both Canada and the U.S. If you do breakdown, all you have to do is remember E.R.S.’s slogan which is, “Make One Call”. Larry Hardy from OK Tire and Dawn Violo, the President of E.R.S., met a few years ago at the Fergus Truck Show in Fergus, Ontario, and at that time agreed that some day they would work together. It was not until E.R.S decided to expand their services into the U.S. that Larry decided that it was time for OK Tire and E.R.S. to form a co-branding agreement and to finally work together. Dawn Violo says, “It was an honour to have OK Tire approach our company and ask us if we would be interested in signing a co-branding agreement with them. We immediately said yes as OK Tire has in my opinion, the best reputation in the tire industry in Canada. Having now met many of the OK Tire management team, all I can say is that OK Tire is

a first class organization.” In February of 2011, Dawn and her husband attended OK Tire’s annual conference in Palm Springs, California. Dawn was able to meet the OK Tire management team and many of the OK Tire franchise owners. The conference was a first class event from start to finish and was very informative. By working together, OK Tire and E.R.S. hope that they can improve the level of service the OK Tire customers receive. In the event that an OK Tire location cannot help one of their customers for any reason, their customers now have an alternative to use instead of being left out in the cold. By making one call to E.R.S. for any breakdown in Canada or the U.S., trucking customers will be assured a helping hand when they need it the most. Joining forces with E.R.S. is another example of how OK Tire is constantly striving to improve the services they provide to their customers. As Dawn likes to say, “OK Tire’s slogan says it all, ‘Honestly Driven’. Larry and Dawn would like to invite everyone to the OK Tire booth at the Atlantic Truck Show located at the Moncton Coliseum in Moncton, New Brunswick. The show takes place on June 10 and June 11, 2011. This would be a great place to meet Larry and Dawn and to ask them questions about the benefits of both companies. Dawn is very excited to be attending the truck show as she is a native of New Brunswick. For more information on OK Tire, visit www.oktire. com. For more information on E.R.S., visit www. emergencyroadservices. com. You can also call Dawn Violo directly at 877.377.2262.


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Combating Theft Calls for Layered Approach

By Marek Krasuski


he old cliché, “necessity is the mother of invention” aptly describes the state of criminal activity in the trucking industry. The sophistication and diversity of security devices continue to rise in response to the overwhelming spike in the theft of cargo, trailers, and trucks. Criminals are more high tech, daring and violent in their efforts to reap the spoils from stolen goods. According to the FBI, investigations have shown that large scale heists are supported by well organized hierarchies whose structures mirror large corporations. Leaders run regional or national operations by dispatching orders to so-called cells of thieves and brokers who, with the help of others in the distribution chain, transport goods and dump stolen merchandise onto the black market. Cargo theft is estimated to cost the transport industry $1 billion in Canada and between $15 and $30 billion annually in the U.S. What makes theft such a lucrative activity is the voracious appetite for goods of every type. Historically, thieves focused their attention on cigarettes, alcohol and portable electronic goods. Today, almost anything attracts the attention of criminals whose clandestine actions generate huge profits on loads that can easily be dumped at flea markets or in the stock rooms of merchandisers who ask no questions. There is little evidence that the stealing trend is abating. Theft losses jumped by five percent in the first half of 2010 in the wake of multi-trailer thefts and warehouse burglaries.

Attempts to reduce theft are further thwarted by comparatively light sentences, particularly for first-time offenders, as well as the reluctance of carriers to report heists for fear of spiking insurance premiums and threats to their reputations. The high costs of hiring investigators to apprehend culprits also deter carriers from taking proactive measures. The market has responded with an assortment of deterrents. According to the National Insurance Crime Bureau, a well designed security plan should include four pillars of protection. The first, known to every competent driver is common sense. Simple measures such as avoiding identification tags on key rings, parking in well lit areas, locking cargo doors and following carefully planned and high density routes are advised. The same approach should be the guiding principle around docking facilities and yards since most thefts occur on carrier properties. Companies are encouraged to hold employees responsible for their actions and to have in place practices that restrict the access of strangers to terminals and docking yards. As well, employees ought to be authorized to question any strangers on the property and inspect noncompany trucks such as rental units or interlining carriers. Perimeters should have monitoring systems and adequate lighting, and trailers tightly backed against docking platforms or parked in pairs with their cargo doors abutting each other. The second pillar comprises warning and anti-theft devices. Detectors, loud alarms, steering wheel locks and theft deterrent decals are advisable, as are fuel tank anti-siphoning accessories. Most of these popular devices fit over the road commercial trucks,

medium duty vehicles and reefer trucks. These easy-to-install products do not restrict fuelling or cause splash-back, nor can be broken or removed by thieves. An estimated 350,000 trucks in North America are equipped with anti-siphoning devices and with such precautions notwithstanding, professional thieves are innovative. These systems alone will buy only a little time and will not prevent a tenacious thief from stealing a vehicle. The National Insurance Crime Bureau suggests they be used in tandem with supporting deterrents, not least of which include immobilizing devices that disable critical automotive functions such as hidden switches that prevent an engine from starting, and fuel cut-off devices that enable a vehicle to run for only a short time before stalling. Since disabled vehicles can still be towed away, the fourth layer of security, and the most sophisticated, is encouraged. Tracking devices are critical components of fleet management systems. The high-tech features of these tools enable owners and enforcement authorities to track in real time the movement and location of vehicles and assist in the recovery of property, reduce the risk of loss or damage to cargo, and increase the likelihood of apprehending perpetrators. Tracking devices commonly use Global Pos-

and location, to a remote user which police can view on an electronic map. The only North American company equipped with cellular-driven technology that specializes exclusively in the recovery of stolen vehicles and freight is Boomerang Tracking. Unlike GPS systems, the cellular-driven technology camouflages the antenna and tracking device deep within the body of the vehicle and can also identify stolen vehicles and cargo buried in underground lots and in metal shipping containers,

itioning Systems (GPS) for locating vehicles. The GPS sends vehicle information, such as speed, direction

benefits which GPS systems cannot provide. Such precautions can result in reduced insurance pre-

miums as well as a quick retrieval of units due to these tracking devices and in-house retrieval teams that are dispatched immediately when notification of a theft is received. Elm Technologies’ fleet tracking systems, conversely, does employ a satellite-based tracking system of non-powered assets. Sales Manager, Paul Gallagher, attributes the success of Elm’s products to the inability of tech-savvy thieves to interfere with signal transmission, a risk he says is more prevalent in cellular-based applications. Elm Technologies’ suite of mobile asset management solutions includes SkyBitz tracking products for all types of trailers. The featured models, the GLS400 and GLS410 are used primarily to enhance operational efficiencies by monitoring in real time the movement and location of all units with easyto-install hardware that is difficult to detect for would-be thieves. A key feature of the SkyBitz mod-

els is trailer optimization. Paul Gallagher explains: “Monitoring and recording the length of time a trailer waits at a docking facility, for example, enables the carrier to demonstrate any unreasonable delays that exceed the limits of a contract and take remedial action.” Included among the multiple benefits of the SkyBitz models - asset optimization, remote monitoring and control, and In-Transit Visibility – are the enhanced safety and security benefits associated with the constant monitoring of the location and status of trailers. The SkyBitz system is equipped with enhanced security functions such as geofence technology and lockdown features. In an age of well executed thefts, brazen attempts to steal almost any product that’s quickly converted into cash, and limited antitheft resources, expect to see more criminal activity, and by extension, ongoing innovations to counteract assaults in the transportation industry.


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Ravelco Anti-Theft Device, Since 1976


he Ravelco (pronounced Ruhvel-co) Anti Theft Device was first sold in Houston, Texas on July 20, 1976 by Vincent Raviele. He had his brand new 1976 Lincoln Mark IV stolen from a night club parking lot back in 1976. The only device that was available at that time for the prevention of theft was a push button (kill switch) hooked up to the coil and hidden under the carpet under the brake pedal. An alarm system was also available, but in order to activate it, one had to turn it on with a key that was mounted in the fender of the vehicle.

Mr. Raviele diligently worked day and night for nearly two months and developed the Ravelco. Ravelco Canada West Ltd. provides customer driven solutions in the security field. Our activities focus on the securing of automotive vehicles that fall under the category of RV’s, heavy equipment and transport trucks. Ravelco Canada West Ltd. is committed to providing dependable and reliable service to our customers. Qual ity workmanship is our top priority and we are

committed to providing the highest level of work ethic for every install we undertake. The Ravelco Anti Theft Device is installed in an easily accessible place beneath or flush mounted in the dashboard. A removable 16 pin male plug (which when not in use connects to your key chain) makes all the electronic connections. A hidden armored

steel cable protects the wires from the rear of the Ravelco base on through to the engine compartment where all the connections are made and camouflaged. When the plug is removed from the Ravelco, it is impossible to start the vehicle. The circuits interrupted by the Ravelco may vary from application to application. Typically, they would include the electronic fuel pump, the ignition circuit, the starter circuit or even the computer.

All electrical connections are made in the engine compartment of the vehicle and are connected in and through the factory wiring harnesses. Since there are no exposed wires, a properlyinstalled Ravelco is virtually impossible to detect and very time consuming to trace because all the wires are the same color (black). Even trained, mechanics have called our offices to question the location of the Ravelco hook-up on a vehicle. The Ravelco Anti Theft Device is the only immobilizer partnered with the NCIB (National Insurance Crime Bureau).

Ravelco is honored to be partnered with the NICB. The NICB is the leading organization working with automobile/truck insurance companies to prevent fraud and auto theft and Ravelco is the leading manufacturer of anti theft devices for vehicles. We are diligently working with insurance companies and the IBC (Insurance Bureau of Canada) to have the Ravelco endorsed within Canada as well. For more information please visit the website at or c a l l M i k e M c Ko n e a t 250.219.4592.


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Trackem GPS Services Increase Fleet Security By Jeremy van den Heuvel


rackem is a simple GPS monitoring solution utilizing the integrated GPS in your Smartphone or with an invehicle modem. Trackem will monitor your assets’ location/speed/direction and vehicle status in real time allowing you to locate your team right from your Smartphone or from our web interface. Transmission of the GPS data happens every 2 minutes as the asset is moving giving you the details you need to either locate your fleet/equipment or also

assist in everyday tasks with the fleet. Trackem will store this GPS information allowing you to look at the details of your business when it is convenient for you. You can access this information from any computer with an internet connection. Real-time reports of your fleet’s activity can be downloaded in multiple formats or you can receive instant alerts via email or SMS when your specific parameters are violated. These parameters can be set when vehicles leave specified areas, when

specific speed limits have been breached or based on vehicle activity. The Trackem solution may also decrease insurance costs since you can now locate your vehicle at any moment, recovering it quickly. You can also set up a boundary that if the vehicle leaves that area during specific times to notify you immediately, keeping your vehicle protected and safe from theft or misuse. Trackem not only protects your vehicles or equipment but also increases the safety of your

employees. Employees that may have broken down on the side of the road can now get help sent to their location. If you have not heard from an employee or they have not checked in while working you can now remotely monitor where they are and dispatch the next closest person to verify they are safe. Installation of the invehicle modems can be done in many ways such as plug and play through the OBD port within the vehicle or covertly installed modems.

Trackem incorporates practical tools designed to enforce employee accountability, increase efficiency, customer service, reduce operational costs, fuel, labour and maintenance while increasing security, safety and the number of jobs completed every day. Provide your fleet operators and managers the data they require to increase revenue and decrease costs. TIP: Use the experience of the Trackem team to understand where and how we can help your team improve, reduce and

eliminate. Trackem is a tool to help with managing your mobile work force as well as to measure your successes and failures. The Trackem system will give you the insight to manage and make changes to your business, however it is up to you to implement the changes. For more information contact Jeremy van den Heuvel, Director of Sales at 1-866-868-7225, by email at jvh@trackem. com or visit our website at www.Trackem. com.


Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA)

$5 Billion a Year Problem Linked to Organized Crime


oronto, Ontario – The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) used the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police National Pipeline/ Convoy Conference held in Toronto to unveil a groundbreaking study on cargo crime in Canada. CTA commissioned Lansdowne Technologies Inc., to conduct the study which

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involved months of collaboration between key stakeholders from trucking, law enforcement and the insurance sector. In addition to CTA, the study was sponsored by: Markel Insurance Company of Canada, Marsh Canada Limited, Zurich Insurance, TransCore Link Logistics, the British Columbia Trucking Association, the

Saskatchewan Trucking Association, the Alberta Motor Transport Association, the Manitoba Trucking Association, the Ontario Trucking Association and the Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association. The purpose of the study was to clearly explain cargo crime in Canada and to promote awareness of the issues and challenges

facing Canada in coming to grips with the problem of cargo crime, estimated to be a $5 billion a year problem in this country. Cargo crime covers a number of criminal acts including theft, larceny and robbery. It is also linked to smuggling and national security threats. Too often it is incorrectly perceived as a victim-

less crime. But the effects reach much further than its direct stakeholders to the Canadian economy as a whole. Cargo that is stolen and sold in illegal markets shifts revenues from legitimate businesses to criminals and depletes tax revenues. What is more disturbing is the recent increased use of violence in perpetrat-

ing cargo crime, putting the well-being of truck drivers and other industry employees at risk. Moreover, the study finds that the involvement of organized crime, which uses the proceeds of cargo crime to fund other illegal activities such as drug smuggling, cannot CTA >> page 9

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Windshield Cam Truck Video Surveillance Helps Stop Criminals


ased in Calgary Alberta, Windshield Cam is the leader in Truck Video Surveillance. The 4 Camera Windshield Cam System video records all 4 sides of the truck and trailer, including the front, left and right sides and behind the trailer protecting you 24/7 against theft, vandalism and hit and runs. The rear camera can record any tampering or theft from the rear of vans or reefer units, even alerting the driver if he or she is inside the bunk. It can also be placed on a headache rack to monitor loading/unloading and to watch the load on a flat deck. It records video from all 4 cameras for 8 days continuously (200 hours) before automatically starting over, providing an extended video log of all movements around your equipment.

“It really is getting to be necessary these days to protect your equipment with mobile video surveillance”, says owner Ron Hoefsloot. “Not only do these video cameras continuously protect your equipment while parked, but they also provide safety for the driver. We know of numerous drivers that were robbed, assaulted, or have had road rage incidents turning into physical confrontations captured on the cameras. Prevention is always the best form of security, and most criminals are deterred after seeing the Video Cameras.” The Windshield Cam also protects you while travelling down the highway or on congested city streets. Expensive lawsuits and insurance claims resulting from accidents can be substantially reduced or eliminated with

the Windshield Cam video evidence. Especially with the new CSA2010 regulations, fighting unfair traffic tickets and other violations is more important than ever. The Windshield Cam can make it much easier to win some unfounded tickets and violations in court with video evidence. Josh Haller, Technician for Windshield Cam, adds “We get a lot of questions on how well our camera system stands up to vibration, extreme cold or heat, wet weather, road salt and other chemical solutions put on the roadways. With thousands of Windshield Cam units in trucks all over North America, it has proven itself over many years that it can easily withstand all types of weather and different types of trucking operations.” On the issue of reliability, Josh says “We rarely see any problems or warranty issues with the Windshield Cam System. But, if there is a problem, we can usually fix it quickly and get the equipment sent back to the customer the same day that we receive it. To view an actual truck video or for more information please visit our website at or contact me at 403.616.6610.


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The Safety Tip Adviser

Beware of the Lurking Thief!

By Alvis Violo


s t h i s m o n t h ’s magazine theme deals with theft prevention products, I thought it might be an opporunte time to discuss tips on how to help prevent theft in our everyday lives. There will always be thieves around us but by just taking a few precautions, we can make their lives a little more difficult. Here are a few tips to help us keep our belongings where they belong. Never leave personal belongings unattended. Unguarded articles invite the thief which includes articles left in vehicles,

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whether the vehicle is locked or not. Always r e m ov e a r t i c l e s f r o m view. The trunk is the best place to leave them if they must stay in the vehicle. Wallets, pocketbooks, etc., are prime targets for the “hit and run” thief. These items should stay with you all of the time. Often people leave such items unguarded while leaving their rooms and offices for a moment or two (to visit a friend, go to a washroom, answer a phone, etc.), and upon their return find their valuables missing. Lock your doors when you are leaving your room, office, or vehicles. Most of the thefts from such areas occur when the areas are unlocked. Doors and windows have locks so use them. If they are not in proper working order, get them repaired immediately.

Whenever you notice juveniles or other strangers wandering about in areas that they should not be in, notify the police immediately. Officers will quickly respond. Try to avoid carrying large sums of cash in your pocket. Checking accounts, credit cards and traveler’s checks are much safer when you must deal in large sums. Obviously everyone carries some cash but anticipate what you’ll need, and refrain from carrying more. Also refrain from keeping large amounts of cash in your home or office. On the occasions when this may happen, keep this confidential. Flashing your cash invites theft. Consider installation of an automatic alarm system for your home and vehicle. There are many varieties of antitheft devices available on

the market today. While many seem to set themselves up as the ultimate in security, you should bear in mind that no system is “fool proof”. One last thing to remember is, “do not forcefully confront thieves or pursue them when they flee.” Such action involves a high degree of risk and has in the

past resulted in assaults upon the pursuer. It is far more advisable to be able to provide a good description of a thief and the direction of flight and notify the police. Drive safe, think positive and be prosperous. Alvis Violo is the C.E.O. of Emergency Road Services Corporation., a coast to coast bilingual road-

side assistance company dedicated to the trucking industry in Canada and the U.S. For more information v i s i t w w w. e m e r g e n or call 877.377.2262. Please send your questions, feedback or comments about this column to


CTA page 6 >> be understated. Cargo crime requires a network of criminals to both commit the theft and distribute the stolen goods. The study says there are many challenges faced by law enforcement agencies in dealing with cargo crime. For example, the law, as currently written, does not differentiate cargo theft from general property theft. Furthermore, penalties do not seem to match the serious-

ness of the crime. Police sources note that someone caught with $10,000 in cocaine will spend time in prison, but someone caught stealing $1-million in plasma TV’s may not even go to jail. These two issues result in a lack of enforcement resources being deployed to combat cargo crime.  Cargo crime does not benefit from a sufficiently high profile with federal and provincial governments to compel them to take necessary legislative and

policy action. As a result, carriers are less likely to report thefts because of lack of success by law enforcement agencies in solving these perceived low level crimes. Another issue hampering efforts to combat cargo crime is the lack of information sharing and standardized reporting on cargo crime across the country. Various steps are being taken to address the growing problem of cargo crime in Canada. Trucking companies have advocated for

policy changes, heightened their personnel and cyber security awareness and, where possible and within their financial capabilities, taken steps to improve their physical security measures. Law enforcement agencies have created programs to train and raise awareness of front-line police officers and have put in place telephone tip lines to involve the public. Insurance companies are improving their data-capturing capability and are collaborating

with other stakeholders to set up local crime task forces. In spite of the steps already taken the study concludes much more needs to be done and highlights a number of specific measures that should be undertaken: •  Government should redefine simple “theft” to include “cargo theft” which has ties to organized crime; ensure that penalties associated with cargo crimes reflect the extent and impact of the problem; and, ensure cargo theft becomes a priority for increased police resource allocation and legislative change. •  All stakeholders need to increase opportunities for stakeholders affected by cargo crime (e.g., enforcement, insurance, shippers and carriers) to exchange information, discuss issues and work together to develop effective crime prevention strategies and standardized protocols. They also need to work together to raise the profile of cargo crime with the Canadian chiefs of police and public policy makers and develop a standardized reporting protocol. •  Insurance companies need to investigate the expanded utilization of the Insurance Bureau of Canada’s program for non-attributable information sharing across the trucking community, from which police can distil regional and national trends. •  Law enforcement agencies need to enhance the education and training of enforcement officers on cargo crime. •  Trucking companies need to do more to protect themselves such as

personnel security screening programs for new applicants; route risk assessments which enable the carrier to plan out delivery routes that avoid high crime areas; corporate security management systems; and greater participation in the movement against cargo crime and enhanced dialogue with intermodal partners across Canada and the United States. QUOTES “This study – which is the first of its kind in Canada and perhaps so far as we know anywhere in the world - is the initial step in developing a coordinated and effective action plan to address the growing problem of cargo crime in Canada,” said CTA President and CEO David Bradley. “I am pleased the report has accomplished its objective,” said Garry Robertson, National Director Investigative Services, at the Insurance Bureau of Canada. “It offers a complete view of cargo crime across Canada, shedding light on an important issue which has yet to be properly addressed with a cohesive effort.” “This is an issue of public safety,” said Sergeant Rob Ruiters, National Program Coordinator, Canada’s Pipeline/Convoy Program, Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). “Cargo crime not only affects the trucking, insurance and enforcement communities, but its increasing prevalence threatens the security of the public.” An executive summary of the report is available below. For more information, please contact publicaffairs@cantruck. ca.


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2009 Freightliner, Cascadia. 14.0L @ 515HP, 13-spd, Absolutely gorgeous truck. 2 beds, Moose bumper, virgin Bridgestone drives. Fully serviced with warranty. 650,000 km’s. $84,950. Call 1.888.318.0340.

2006 Volvo VNM64T, VED12 395 hp. 10-speed. Very clean units. safety & warranty included. $36,950 each. Call 1.888.318.0340.

2006 Volvo VNL780, VED12, 465 hp, 10-spd. auto-shift trans., workstation, fridge, factory inverter, ¾ locks, fully refurbished, safety & warranty, 710,000 km’s. -57380. payments as low as $1,708 /mo, O.A.C. + taxes. Call 1.888.318.0340.

Phone: 877.225.2232, 12    June 2011



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June 2011   13

Making Your Miles Count

Choosing a Trucking Company: The Contract - Part I

By Robert D. Scheper


ease Operators and Owner/Operators have vastly different business models and contracts. Owner/ Operators (paid percentage) are subject to feast and famine rate fluctuations while Lease Operator contracts (paid by the mile) are designed for simplicity and predictability. Prior to the late 70’s there was no such thing as an Owner/ Operator or Lease Operator. There was either a trucking company or a company driver. Contrary to popular opinion, all Lease Operator contracts are not the same. The same truck may not produce similar results at different companies. The very life or death of a Lease Operator can be buried in the pages of a contract. Here is the business principle: the higher the level of risk, the higher the level of return. A driver must accept personal financial risk to have the opportunity for higher income. Driver performance contributes to all successful truck operations. The contract operator concept began as a win/ win situation. The driver reaped the rewards of their risk and effort while the company eliminated a capital requirement and retained motivated drivers at a contracted price. The concept took hold and the majority of high performing business minded drivers bought trucks and switched to Lease Operator contracts. The niche grew to an estimated 8-12% of all drivers. Don’t be fooled about 14    June 2011

this. Trucking companies knew exactly how much it costs to operate a highly depreciating asset. Contracts were created using a “cost plus structure” and Operators had to outperform the average driver in order to gain an increased return on their investment. It was an honorable and achievable challenge for most. Lease Operator positions began as an exclusive club of mechanical, business minded professionals with almost the entire contract relationship based on the honor system. In fact, prior to the 1990’s an estimated 40% plus of all Lease Operators ran down the road without

so much as a written or signed contract (violating DOT regulations). In the mid 1990’s and later, heated competition impacted the once honorable business model and margins began to fall. By the end of the decade many business minded operators either became a trucking company themselves (cutting out the middleman) or left the industry. Companies reacted two ways. First, Operator contracts morphed into their own competitive world (due in part to deregulation). For example, they began to “change” so as to attract more operators. They swung from detailed (listing all

costs such as: license, insurance, workers compensation, administration costs, decals, service charges, HVUT, etc.) all the way to zero based contracts (those listing only revenue and fuel) or sometimes a combination of both. They went back and forth trying to find the perfect marketing presentation. I followed one company who materially changed their contract three times in twelve months. It was bizarre! Contract comparisons were charted out on napkins all across Canada. The problem was most napkins recorded the same assumptions about revenue, fuel and

maintenance producing similar financial margins in many (but not all). The unknown factors were usually shrugged off (layovers, routes/lanes, and uniqueness of freight, customer base, power/ spec requirements, hidden risks/liability and other miscellaneous demographics). What seemed like a lot of options usually boiled down to very few. It was during this time the myth that “all contracts are about the same” was generally adopted. Company salesman (recruiters) “sold” contracts on a supply/demand basis rather than searching out contracts scientifically evaluated

by Operators. Companies only had to pay what the local market would bare (supply) and adjusted terms only when demand increased (enough operators complained or quit). R o b e r t D. S c h e p e r 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 o n CD ) . You c an fi n d him at and or at 877.987.9787. You can e-mail him at robert@


FLO Components Ltd.

FLO Receives Distributor Award from Lincoln Industrial


utomatic Greasing Systems specialist FLO Components Ltd. is proud to announce that it has received the Lincoln Industrial Corp. special “Celebrating 100 Years” distributor award. According to Mr. Len Shpeley, Lincoln’s Ontario District Sales Manager; “This award was developed to recognize a select few distributors who over the long term consistently supported Lincoln in growing not just sales and market share but also product and new mar-

ket development. Over the last 35 years, FLO Components has and continues to set the standard for other Lincoln Systems Houses. We look forward to many more years of mutual success!” FLO has been the leading distributor for Lincoln in Ontario since 1977. The Company received the “Distinguished Distributor Award” which is awarded annually for outstanding sales performance to one or two distributors in North America, in 1999, 2002, 2005 and 2007.

Commenting on this most recent award, Mr. Chris Deckert, President of FLO Components said; “It was an honour to receive this award. Not many companies can say that for over two generations we have been a key partner with a global leader.  Our thanks go to everyone at FLO who focus at making us the best at responding quickly, at installing professionally and at providing quality customized lubrication solutions for all our customers - done right the first time.  This award

is an indication to us that, over the long term, we are getting it right.” FLO’s Marketing Specialist, Gabriel Lopez adds; “This award is a validation of our passion for building strong and lasting customer relationships. We are committed to ‘Meeting Customers’ Needs Better’, and our clients get that. They understand that

they are not dealing with ‘just another Autogreaser supplier’. They consistently choose FLO because they know they can trust and rely on FLO to take care of them, quickly and professionally.  Without our customers, none of this would be possible.” FLO Components Ltd. is a lubrication systems specialist and a leading

supplier of “Total Lube Solutions” to major manufacturers, trucking, mining, construction and road building companies and other heavy equipment users in Ontario. For more information, call us at 1.800.668.5458, e-mail us at or visit our web site at



Groeneveld Appoints Phil Carrick as National Sales & Key Account Manager for all of Canada


ilton, Ontario, May 5, 2011 Groeneveld Group, a global leader in automatic greasing systems, Oilmaster Oil Management devices and Greensight safety systems, has appointed Phil Carrick as National Sales and Key Account Manager for Canada.

Phil Carrick has over 30 years experience in the Truck and Trailer market and has held senior roles including representing one of North America’s largest trailer manufacturers as a Dealer. Wim Zieleman, Managing Director for Groeneveld Canada welcomes the experience Carrick brings to the position. “Phil has tremendous knowledge of our industry and will play a key part in our role in the Canadian market”. Groeneveld Group, celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, is headquartered in Gorinchem, the Netherlands (NL) and has its own production facilities in Italy and Israel. The Groeneveld Group is active in development, produc-

tion, marketing and sales of innovative products and services in over 30 countries for more than 40 years. The company has its own sales and service locations in Europe, North and South America, Morocco, South Africa, India, China, Australia, New Zealand and Russia. Additionally, independent dealers and importers represent the company in various countries. Overall, Groeneveld is active in over thirty countries. The company is geared up to further boost its presence in the Canadian and U.S. markets. The appointment of Phil Carrick as National Sales and Key Account Manager for Canada underlines the growth ambition of Groeneveld in Canada.


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Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA)

CTA Takes On CRFA Over Biodiesel


ccording to the President and CEO of the 4,500 member Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA), the Canadian Renewable Fuels Association (CRFA) “is clearly defensive” since the release of the federal government’s Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement (RIAS) on the proposed biodiesel mandate set to come into force on July 1st of this year. The RIAS found that the costs to Canadians of requiring all on-road diesel fuel sold in Canada to contain an average 2 per cent biofuel content would exceed benefits by a staggering $2.5 billion over the next 25 years and produce

negligible greenhouse gas reductions. On April 8th, the CRFA issued a press release in which it accused CTA of “misleading Canadians” when, according to Bradley, all CFRA offers in response are the findings of some warmed over studies by “‘CRFA commissioned independent experts’ – their words not mine,” says Bradley. “That’s a bit of an oxymoron.” The government’s own regulatory impact statement also says truckers’ fuel costs will increase as a result of the biodiesel mandate, reflecting a combination of higher prices at the pump and reduced

fuel efficiency. CTA cites data from the US which shows that depending on the biofuel blend, the differential between the pump prices for biodiesel and regular diesel to argue that the price gap will be significantly higher than the numbers estimated by Environment Canada in the RIAS. CRFA meanwhile claims that its experts believe prices will go down. CRFA does not try to rebut CTA’s concerns over potential supply issues; notably that Canada will have to import as much as 85 per cent of its biodiesel needs to meet the demand, at least for the first several years, or that biodiesel

Wajax Corporation

Wajax Acquires Harper Power Products


oronto, ON - Wajax Corporation announced that effective today its Wajax Power Systems division has acquired the assets of Harper Power Products Inc. (“Harper”) for $21.6 million, subject to postclosing adjustments. For the year ended December 31, 2010, Harper had adjusted annual sales of

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approximately $71 million. Wajax Power Systems will assume the operation of Harper’s 10 branches in Ontario located in Toronto, Ottawa, Hamilton, London, Sudbury, Timmins, Kingston, Cornwall, Niagara Falls and Pembroke. Harper is the authorized Ontario distributor for Detroit Diesel, Mercedes-Benz, MTU

and Deutz engines, MTU Onsite Energy generator sets and Allison transmissions. With the exception of Deutz engines, Wajax Power Systems is presently the authorized distributor of these lines in the rest of Canada except for portions of British Columbia. This business will be rebranded as Wajax Power Systems.


cannot be transported by pipeline. Says Bradley, “If CRFA is so sure that biodiesel prices will be less than regular diesel and that supply won’t be an issue, why won’t it support an amendment to the regulation which would enable the government to suspend the mandate should prices exceed that of regular diesel or if we end up with supply shortages?” Similarly, CRFA dismisses CTA’s concerns over the potential impact biodiesel could have on the oper-

ability and durability of most heavy truck engines as “untrue” saying that biodiesel will work well in “all” truck engines, citing the results of some very limited studies conducted in recent years in nearperfect conditions. According to Bradley, “What the RIAS says is that if all the stars are aligned in the universe, biodiesel at a two per cent blend can work in truck engines, not that it will work, especially at the higher blends that will occur at various times of the year and in various

regions.” Bradley notes that the ethanol mandate for gasoline established a maximum blend rate of 10 per cent specifically to address warranty issues. “Why won’t CRFA support a cap at B5 for now, and then perhaps move the limit up over time when and if the engine technology develops to be able to safely use it? Higher blends could still be sold to those that want it as a special fuel.” Most engine warranties for heavy trucks cover B5 or less.


Legal Matters

Ways to Increase Your Odds of Being Charged at the Scale

By Mark Reynolds


have been asked to run this column again for those who may not have read this before. I will mention a number of different things, all of which I experienced as an MTO officer, that may well have an impact on whether or not you are charged if you are in violation at the scale. This is all tongue in cheek and I don’t actually recommend this type of behaviour.

Start by entering the scale ramp at an excessive rate of speed, ignoring the 40 km per hour speed limit sign. When you are directed to stop on the scale, hit the brakes as hard as you can in an attempt to damage the scale. Ignore the directional lights in front of you, and look at the officer in the scale house for direction. When the officer uses hand signals to encourage you to follow the directions on the sign in front of you, use hand signals back to the officer to communicate that you didn’t understand the officer’s hand signals. When you decide to follow the direction of the signs, respond about 2 seconds late to each direction to ensure that you will

be directed to move forward and back up several times. When you are finally directed to the rear of the scale for an inspection (a near certainty at this point) pull into an inspection lane and look straight ahead, or start updating your log book, but don’t roll down your window. When the officer knocks on the window and gestures to you to roll the window down, roll it down and ask the officer what he or she wants. When asked to produce your documents, say something funny like “gee, I didn’t know I needed a drivers licence”. Hand the officer your documents and roll up your window. Do not open your window again until the officer knocks on

the window and gestures to you to roll the window down, then roll down the window and ask the officer what he or she wants now. The officer will instruct you to release your brakes and turn on all of your lights, and that he or she will want to see your signals and brake lights. The officer will instruct you to remain in the vehicle and follow his or her directions. Nod to the officer to show that you understand and roll up your window. When the officer proceeds to the front or back of your vehicle, exit your vehicle and follow the officer. When the officer explains again, that you need to stay in the vehicle to operate lights etc., nod to show that you understand,

but remain standing beside the officer. Once the officer convinces you that you are to remain in the vehicle, return to the vehicle and look straight ahead. Do not roll down the window. When the officer gives you hand signals to indicate that you should operate the signals and brake lights, exit the vehicle and ask the officer if he or she means that they want you to operate the signals and brake lights. Return to your vehicle and look straight ahead. Do not roll down your window until the officer knocks on the window and gestures to you to roll it down, then roll down the window and ask the officer if the inspection is going okay so far. Engage the

officer in some irrelevant conversation making sure to mention at some point that your taxes pay his or her salary. Be sure to offer opinions and strategies that you feel would assist MTO in running a more efficient enforcement program. The officer will attempt to check your brakes and will realize that you have not released your parking brakes. At this point roll down your window after the officer knocks and gestures for you to do so, and deny that the officer gave you instructions to release your brakes. Assure the officer that there is no need to check the brakes because you would never drive a vehicle with brake problems. When the officer instructs you to ensure the air pressure is between 90 and 100 PSI, ask the officer if that is metric or imperial. When the officer completes his or her inspection, and points out the defects found on the vehicle, explain that none of the defects existed when you checked the vehicle this morning, regardless of how many defects the officer detected or how blatant they may be. Remind the officer that you would never drive a vehicle in the condition the officer suggests and insist on seeing each defect. Upon seeing each defect, tell the officer that you did not know that you were required to check that component, after all you’re not a mechanic, you were in a hurry this morning and it was dark. When the officer hands you your charges, insist that you are being treated unfairly, because this is your bosses fault and point out that, in your opinion, cars are much more dangerous than trucks. Then call me at OTT Legal Services. Mark Reynolds is a licensed paralegal, former truck driver, MTO Enforcement Officer, provincial trainer and Enforcement coordinator. He can be reached at 416.221.6888 or by email at MarkReynolds@


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Ask the Fuel Expert

Less Fuel = More Productivity?

By Jack Lee


e’ve heard the phrase, do more with less, right? But surely, where fuel is concerned, more production requires more fuel. Simple logic, isn’t it? Well, like everything today, nothing is simple and when you look at new opportunities and new technology, it’s now a realistic idea to get more productivity out of less fuel. Here’s what I mean. Know Your True Cost of Fuel First off, have you ever considered your true cost of fuel? What I mean by this is the cost of the fuel (the price at the pump) plus the cost of getting it. That is, the time it takes drivers to go and get fuel and during that time, the cost of administration, insurance, repairs and maintenance. On top of this is also fuel waste and theft which, depending on security and monitoring systems, each account for an addition 5% to 20% of fuel purchases. As to the time taken to get fuel, industry averages peg it at thirty minutes. This includes the time it takes to stop work, change routes, find the filling station, wait in line, refuel and pay and the time it takes to get back to the route or worksite. That’s 30 minutes every day for every truck or piece of equipment in your company. You may never have thought of this as a real cost because it’s how you’ve always done it. But when you think about what your business could be doing with those wasted thirty minutes, you quickly recognize

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the enormous costs associated with refuelling yourself. Refuelling takes time and time is money. Take, for example, a fleet of ten trucks. Ten trips to get fuel each day takes 5 hours a day at a cost of about $5,000 per month for labour (more if you pay over-time). This means 100 hours of vehicle wear and tear plus more hours of office overhead to manage operators and equipment. These costs are easy to measure, but there is more. Know Your Hidden Fuelling Costs Today fuel theft ranges 5% to 20% of annual fuel purchases. This number has grown with the increasing price at the pump. Fuel is taken by employees who top up their own vehicles without authority or by organized gangs who steal fuel from your fuel tanks. Either way it amounts to thousands of litres in real losses each year! Fuel waste is another huge area of cost that is hard to measure. Waste comes from idling, speeding, poor driver habits and routing issues. Measuring waste requires accurate data on fuel consumption by vehicle and mileage to produce indicative fuel efficiency trends. Again, for most companies, this is either too hard or too time-consuming to measure. Now here is the number one hidden fuel cost: lost productivity. The thirty minutes spent each day by ten trucks getting fuel adds up to 1,250 hours of lost revenue per year. If you expect a return of $150 per hour, you are losing $187,500! That’s almost $200,000 in lost revenues each year! If you have a larger fleet, the numbers are even more staggering. So what’s the answer? Crush Waste, Rev Up Revenue First, understand there is more to your true cost

of fuel than just the price at the pump as mentioned above. There’s the labour and overhead you pay for and the productivity and revenue you give up. As a business manager, you know this is a very big deal. Second, make fuel come to you. Use an onsite fuelling service with trucks that refuel your fleet and equipment while it is idle. Your operators start every day with full tanks and you get thirty extra minutes each day to deliver more products, ship more goods, push more dirt or complete your construction projects. Direct to equipment fuelling is not new. In fact, the longest-established provider and the only national company is 4Refuel. In addition to 24/7 service across the country, they have also introduced service standards, safety training, environmental protection and a national certification program for all their operators. 4Refuel has also introduced technology that automates reporting so you can manage fuel costs in deep detail in only a few clicks. Manage Cost and Consumption Online

Entirely web-based, the fuel reporting system is called Fuel Management Online (FMO) and helps companies control fuel costs, manage budgets and measure fuel efficiency by unit. Because of its automation and built-in suite of reporting tools, FMO greatly reduces administration time and increases accuracy. Combined, direct to equipment fuelling with Fuel Management Online will help you reduce costs, eliminate theft and waste and turn wasted time into profitable, productive time. Together, that spells more productivity! Once you see the hid-

den costs that drive up your true cost of fuel and recognize that these costs can be controlled, you can start converting lost time into extra revenue to make this spring and summer more profitable. If we believe the fuel gurus, our cost per litre is going nowhere but up, so you’ll be glad you’ve armed yourself with solutions that protect that bottom line! Remember, you can’t manage what you don’t measure! Jack Lee is the founder and chairman of 4Refuel Canada LP, a wholly Canadian-owned national distributor and manager of fuel supply for over 6,000

businesses in transport, construction, marine and rail across Canada. Jack Lee built the company from its roots in Langley, BC into the country’s largest provider of direct to equipment fuelling services. 4Refuel created one of the world’s most powerful online fuel management reporting systems and leads the fuel management industry with the only national standards program for workplace safety, environmental protection and professional service. Got a question about fuel? Ask the fuel expert by emailing Jack at AskTheFuelExpert @


Navistar, Inc. - Announcement

Automotive Industry Veteran Transitions from Navistar Board to First-line Leadership Role


arrenville, Illinois - May 3, 2011 - Navistar, Inc. announced today that William H. Osborne has been named Vice President

of Custom Products. In this role, Osborne will have accountability for Navistar’s Monaco RV and Workhorse business units. Osborne was appointed to Navistar’s Board of Directors in September 2009 and was a member of the board’s finance committee. He resigned his board position to assume his new role. Osborne was previously President and Chief Executive Officer of Federal Signal Corporation (NYSE: FSS) and a veteran auto-

motive industry executive. “We are fortunate to have Bill join our team and apply his knowledge of the industry to our business,” said Daniel C. Ustian, Navistar Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer. “As a former member of Navistar’s board of directors, Bill has unique insights into our company. His manufacturing and automotive experience and expertise will be of great value to Navistar as we continue to diversify and expand globally into new market-

places.” Osborne, 51, spent more than 30 years in the automotive industry. Prior to joining Federal Signal in September 2008, Osborne served in a number of senior-level positions with Ford Motor Company, most recently as President and Chief Executive Officer of Ford of Australia. Previously, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Ford of Canada. Osborne’s earlier assignments included a variety of roles in product design,

development and engineering. Before his career at Ford, Osborne held positions at Chrysler and General Motors. Osborne holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Kettering University, a Master’s Degree in Engineering from Wayne State University, and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago. About Navistar Navistar International Corporation (NYSE: NAV) is a holding company whose subsidiaries and affiliates

produce International® brand commercial and military trucks, MaxxForce® brand diesel engines, IC Bus™ brand school and commercial buses, Monaco® RV brands of recreational vehicles, and Workhorse® brand chassis for motor homes and step vans. The company also provides truck and diesel engine service parts. Another affiliate offers financing services. Additional information is available at newsroom.


Schenker of Canada

Brampton Outstanding Business Achievement Award


oronto, ON - Schenker of Canada Limited has been awarded the 2011 Brampton Outstanding Business

Achievement Award in the Logistics Category. Winners were announced the evening of April 27th at an award ceremony held

at the Rose Theatre in Brampton. Accepting the award for Schenker of Canada was Mike Gilmartin, Na-

tional Director of Health and Safety. The Brampton Outstanding Business Achievement Awards publicly recognize and honour local businesses that have demonstrated a passion for excellence. Schenker of Canada was one of two finalists in the Logistics Category. Companies are judged on a number of criteria, including product innovation and technological achievement, excellence in business leadership and entrepreneurship, demonstration of measurement of customer service and reliability and community involvement and contribution, as well as others. Winning firms will now be

submitted to the Ontario Chamber of Commerce Outstanding Business Achievement Awards by the Brampton Board of Trade. Schenker of Canada Limited is the 2nd largest Integrated Logistics Service Provider in Canada, operating from over 40 sites across the country. The company spans a coast-tocoast network that extends to all major harbors, airports and border crossings. In just over half a century, the business has grown to include 1,700 employees. Schenker of Canada Limited has a portfolio of supply chain services in Canada that include: Contract Warehousing/SCM,

North America Domestic Transportation, Ocean and Air Freight, Courier, Land, Customs Brokerage and Consulting, and services for Sports Events. About the Brampton Outstanding Business Achievement Awards In 1997, the City of Brampton and the Brampton Board of Trade founded the Brampton Outstanding Business Achievement Awards to advance responsible business leadership and harmony within the community. Since its inception, many noteworthy and accomplished companies have been recognized and honoured with this prestigious award.


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Health Insurance Matters

Reducing Your Risks at Claim Time with Group Insurance

By Lina Demedeiros


roup benefits have become an invaluable part of a total compensation package. Many times members of the plan generally have little or no understanding of the benefit plan until claim time. The employer many times believes that once a group booklet is handed out their obligation is fulfilled. Despite the benefits under these contracts there are many things you should know about the plan and this best thing is to always take the time to learn the financial risks you may have. The obligation to explain these financial risks rests with the advisor or agent who negotiated the benefits on your behalf or with the company as a whole. The most misunderstood component is the long term disability component of the plan. Disability is a common group benefit that is usually misunderstood.

Generally these benefits are offered as a $1,500 or $2,000 per month long term disability benefit. An individual earning higher than that amount can qualify them for a higher limit such as $3,000 a month. The group insurance contract offers 66.67% or 85% of all source income. This minimum amount is generally referred to as a “non-evidence maximum” based on the amount of insurance provided without proof of income which is $1,500.00. The maximum payable is $3,500.00. The maximum will only be paid based on evidence of your net earnings after tax, generally supported by a T4 stating your earnings in box 14. The duration of a disability is also commonly misunderstood by many. Under long term disability you may have a 6, 12, 18 or 24 month short term benefit based on your job or the important aspects of your work. If you are injured or sick for only 12 to 18 months you will only get paid for 6 months unless you are permanently disabled meaning that you are unable to do any kind of job. This benefit period is generally negotiated on your behalf by the company. The waiting period to collect a benefit is another common mis-


AMTA Driver Appreciation BBQ’s


alling all professional transport drivers! You are cordially invited to enjoy a free hot BBQ lunch as we pay tribute to professional drivers! The BBQs take place at Alberta Transport weigh stations at the locations listed below. The AMTA and Alberta Commercial Vehicle En-

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forcement Officers host these BBQs each year as a driver appreciation activity. Be sure to save the date and plan to join us at any or all of these locations: Coutts: May 27, 2011, Vermillion: June 23, 2011, Whitecourt: July 13, 2011, Leduc: June 28, 2011, Grande Prairie: Sept. 7, 2011 AND Balzac: Sept. 21, 2011.


understanding. Generally the waiting period for employees of a company i s 1 1 9 d ay s , howe v e r owner operators or “contract workers is the first day for injury and 8, 15 or 30 days for illness. This waiting period takes in consideration benefits like Employment Insurance. In the case of the owner operator there

are no other benefits, so be sure you can last the number of days specified or contact your advisor or Human Resources Department. The Extended Health Care component in recent years has also been restructured understanding that there has been more pressure applied on group plans so be sure

you understand the limits of valuable benefits such as drugs, chiropractor services, physiotherapy, podiatrist services, etc. Familiarizing yourself with the plan will help you understand the potential financial exposure you have and enable you to set up a health care spending account to address those expenses

not covered by the plan. It is in your best interest to read the contracts. If you don’t, then at least contact management to get a better understanding of what your benefits include. For more information on this article call us at 800.236.5810 visit us at twitter @lmd4di or www.


Volvo Trucks North American

VISTA Recognizes Best Volvo Truck Technicians


ervice technicians from Beaver Truck Centre in Winnepeg, Manitoba captured first place at the 2011 Volvo Trucks North American VISTA competition. The hands-on team competition, highlighting technician excellence,

helps participants hone their skills while determining the top dealer service personnel. Members of the winning team - Dennis Baehnk, Chris Dunn and Daniel Teleglow - will compete at the VISTA World final in Gothenburg, Sweden

during the last week of June. This was the second time this team has won the Volvo VISTA Team competition in North America; their first win was in 2007. The other two teams to reach the final rounds represented GATR of Sauk Rapids, Inc., Sauk Rapids,

Minnesota, and Mobile Fleet Service, Yakima, Washington. A total of 120 three person teams from Volvo dealers across North America competed in the latest VISTA team challenge, which began last October. Participation in

Alberta Motor Transport Association (AMTA)

AMTA Supports IRP Change


MTA is joining forces with the other provincial trucking associations to support a change to the International Registration Plan that should save the trucking industry about $81 million per year. International Registration Plan (IRP), Inc., the organization responsible for establishing IRP rules, is set to vote on a ballot that would allow motor carriers to pay registration fees

based on actual mileage and automatically register each truck involved in IRP with each IRP jurisdiction. IRP Inc., the organization responsible for establishing IRP rules, is set to vote on a ballot that would allow motor carriers to pay registration fees based on actual mileage and automatically register each truck involved in IRP with each IRP jurisdiction. If the ballot passes, it would mean that the indus-

try would not be overpaying registration fees due to overestimated mileages and the purchase of trip permits for jurisdictions that a truck is not registered to operate in. Adding and removing vehicles from IRP would become administratively simpler. Fleets could operate into any and all IRP jurisdictions for maximum flexibility without extra paperwork. The only carriers that might overpay registration

fees would be new IRP fleets in their first year of operation since they would be required to use the IRP mileage chart, which may or may not accurately reflect their first year of operations. However, after the first year, new fleets would pay registration fees based on their actual mileage. The vote is set to take place in May, with January 1, 2013, as the anticipated implementation date.


Team members Dennis Baehnk (left), Chris Dunn (right) and Daniel Teleglow (not pictured) placed first at the Volvo North American VISTA Team finals in Greensboro, N.C. The representatives from Beaver Truck Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba, will travel to Gothenburg, Sweden in June to compete against teams from around the globe in the VISTA World final. the biennial event requires a significant dedication of time and effort as participants work through three rounds of competition involving online technical questions. Three teams of finalists traveled to Greensboro for the final round. All the answers for the written questions are contained in Volvo service and parts literature, and

the finalists were tested on their knowledge of service bulletins and ability to look up parts and service information within the Volvo system. There was also a strong hands-on element to the competition, where the contestants had to troubleshoot predetermined faults placed on two Volvo trucks and a Volvo D13 engine.


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PACCAR Financial (PFC)

Celebrating 50 Years of Financing Customers & Dealers


ACCAR Financial (PFC) is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. “We’re celebrating a milestone,” said Todd Hubbard, President of PACCAR Financial. “The growth of PACCAR’s captive finance company has been dramatic. In 1970, PFC had total assets of $87 million in its portfolio compared to $3.6 billion in 2010. The finance group saw a 30 percent jump in business between 2009 and 2010, and it’s looking to grow significantly again in 2011.” Recent customer surveys reinforce PFC’s commitment to customer service which Hubbard said helped propel PFC’s growth. According to Hubbard, PFC has grown to be a primary lender to customers through Peterbilt’s and Kenworth’s network of dealerships. “Our mission is to support our dealers

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with innovative and attractive lease and finance packages for their customers,” said Hubbard. “Since we have a vested interest in the transportation industry, we can be more creative and responsive to our dealerships’ customers than other finance sources.” Hubbard said that mission was very evident during the recent downturn in the economy from which the trucking industry is emerging. “We had a perfect storm of events, which impacted many customers ability to obtain financing due to the tightening of credit,” he said. “Because of PACCAR Inc’s superior A+ corporate credit rating, we had good access to funding at reasonable costs and were well positioned to work with our customers and address the issues.” PFC also stepped in to help customers through the introduction of a used

truck trade package program. “In some cases, our customers wanted to purchase new trucks, but trading in their existing used trucks was a problem due to depressed resale values in the used truck market,” said Hubbard.  “PFC bridged that gap by taking a portion of the trades and limiting a dealer’s risk of absorbing an entire trade package.  The end result was that it helped facilitate new truck purchases, which was good for our customers, good for our dealers, and good for PACCAR.” PFC’s vested interest in the transportation industry has been a fundamental building block for many PACCAR dealers.  So has the finance company’s longevity and track record with customers. “The amount of time PFC has been in business plays a big factor in my ability to effectively sell to my customers – that they’ll

be there to service the loan, and be there the next time our customer wants to replace a truck,” said Clay Madden, Director of Finance for Performance Kenworth in Houston. “So many times, finance companies come and go. As a finance manager you can’t always promise that the loan you’re placing will be serviced until the end of the loan.  We’ve just seen so many finance companies go out of business. As our captive finance company, our customer can feel confident with PFC that they’re going to be there even when the industry goes into a downturn.” According to Gary Carlson, President and founder of Select 1 Transport, how a financial group responds in times of uncertainty is a barometer for future success. “During the middle of last year, we had some growth we were concerned about

Cooper Sykes, President of Cooper Kenworth, relies on PACCAR Financial (PFC) for support in providing retail financing for his customers. In 1973 and ’74, when the economy went into a trough, PFC allowed Sykes to continue his business when another lender threatened to end support for his dealership floor plan. and how we were going to fund that growth,” recalled Carlson, whose company specializes in automotive transport, event marketing, and managed global logistics. “We picked up the phone, gave PFC a call and said, ‘here’s what we are thinking of doing. We’d like to change our truck financing a little bit.’ Without hesitation, they worked with us. Obviously we showed them a good,

well-thought-out proposal and it allowed them to work with us on a refinancing package. That will go a long way for us over the years to come.” PACCAR Financial (PFC) has been assisting Peterbilt and Kenworth truck owners for 50 years with innovative purchase and lease plans that can be customized to meet their individual business needs.


TRP Aftermarket Parts

Hands-Free Radio-CD Player


enton, WA - May 5, 2011 - TRP Aftermarket Parts announces the availability of an AM/FM CD player with front-panel auxiliary input jack and matching coaxial speakers that offer operators a crystal-clear, hands-free way to answer calls on their cell phones. By syncing their cell phone or smart phone to the audio system through Bluetooth® wireless tech-

nology, drivers can speak through a built-in microphone and can hear calls through the speakers. The Bluetooth-enabled radio provides a higher power output for better sound quality in noisy environments as well as a continuous stream of weather information through a built in weather-band. The high-power radio, which also comes in a non-Bluetooth model with

24-hour weather band and without, is specifically engineered to work in tough environments. “The TRP radio contains part components tested to higher standards than those used in standard radios and speakers,” said Everett Seymoure, TRP Global

Manager. Backed by a one-year unlimited mileage nationwide warranty, TRP radios are also designed and tested to more

stringent standards to ensure that they last in

the more strenuous environment of a heavy-duty vehicle, he added. “TRP radios with handsfree cell phone capability can help drivers comply w i t h the proposed Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) rule on the use of hand-held cell phones while operating a commercial motor vehicle,” Seymoure said. “The proposed cell phone rule has some stiff penalties for commercial drivers caught using their hand-held cell phones,” Seymoure added. “It’s important for fleets and operators to develop hands-free options for drivers to answer cell phone calls since cell phones can be an important way for dispatchers or customers to keep in touch with drivers,” Seymoure said. “Without such options, drivers face penalties of up to $2,750 per offense and carriers face penalties of $11,000 per offense. Drivers with multiple offenses may also face disqualification of their commercial driver’s license (CDL). The

agency is also proposing that states suspend a driver’s CDL after two or more violations of any state law on hand-held cell phone use.” For more information about the proposed federal rule banning the use of hand held phones for commercial drivers, visit the federal government’s online site for U.S. government regulations: http:// TRP radios are available in the United States and Canada at authorized Kenworth and Peterbilt dealers. For more information or to find your nearest authorized dealer, visit TRP Aftermarket Parts TRP Aftermarket Parts for commercial vehicles are available through a network of authorized retailers that include Kenworth, Peterbilt, and DAF dealerships around the world. From dump trucks to cement mixers, delivery vans to tractor trailers, school buses to transit buses, TRP offers reliable aftermarket products that are designed and tested to exceed customers’ expectations regardless of the vehicle make, model or age. For more information, visit www.TRPParts. com.


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New Products & services

Titan Trailers

High-Lift Steering Axle Suspension Improves Ride & Extends Tire/Trailer Life


elhi, ON - The new-high lift ParaMax Suspension System, now available on all Titan trailers offers a more comfortable ride and a longer tire and trailer life for haulers who operate on rough roads and off-road sites. The ParaMax high-lift steering axle system, designed by Titan Trailers Inc., is rated to 25,000 lbs. with steer angles at 30°. The suspension was designed to provide extreme travel and high-lift capabilities of up to 10.5” and 13.5” of the total axle travel capability for the most demanding on-road and off-road conditions. Titan Trailers is a premium manufacturer of custom-built trailers specializing in severe-duty applications such as forestry, aggregates, scrap and waste hauling. As Mike Kloepfer, President of Titan Trailers, announced the ParaMax suspension, he credited Titan’s experience for the development of the new system. “We work closely with our customers in the

field and we see what they go through. Conventional steering axles with trailing arm suspensions having limited up-travel and were not capable of handling the extreme conditions of many logging roads, quarries and landfill sites. So we tasked our engineering group to find a better, more durable solution that would also reduce the cost of operation due to extended tire life and reduced tire damage.” The ParaMax suspension is designed around hightravel parallel linkage with the king pin set to 90o to the ground. The parallel mount configuration allows the suspension to lift the axle higher than other steer axles. The additional lift means that Titan Trailers can go where other trailers will not be able to go. It also ensures that the lift plates stay parallel for increased airbag life and significantly reduced tire wear. This configuration provides the axle with more freedom to displace different heights vertically as well as from side to side. The trailers

LED Light Meets Tough California Compliance


eterson has announced that its Model 354 Series of LED Mid-Turn Lights meets Title13 compliance for use on long trailers in the state of California. Few lighting manufacturers currently offer mid-turn products designed to meet the tough SAE J2039 performance standards legally required by California Title 13. Peterson’s M354 MidTurn Light provides the

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intense brilliance and wide angle of visibility set by J2039. California is the only state where J2039 compliance is mandatory. The M354 Series features hardwired leads terminated with AMP hardshell connectors, and comes in both grommet and flange-mount versions. Compliance standards met by M354 items include: Mid-Turn: SAE J2039, Side Marker: FMVSS108 and Reflex: FMVSS108.


may also be fitted with super single low profile tires to allow even more clearance. Furthermore, according to Kloepfer, the tracking capability of the ParaMax Suspension System means that even in the rough conditions, the tracking of the tires is constant and complete and minimizes the potential for uneven tire wear and damage. With a greater freedom of movement, the system maintains a comfortable ride on deeply rutted roads and in rough off-road conditions. The design of the suspension allows the left side to vertically adjust to a different height than the

With its extreme lift height and freedom of movement, the ParaMax steering-axle system allows longer life and an improved ride for Titan moving floor trailers used in forestry, aggregate and waste hauling. right side, thereby relieving potential stress on the axle and the suspension as well as on the trailer itself. With its higher ground clear-

Titan’s ParaMax high-lift suspension utilizes steering hightravel parallel beams with the king pin set to 90o to give steering axles more ground clearance and greater freedom of movement on rough terrain with less tire wear and tire damage.

ance in the lifted position, the ParaMax suspension reduces stresses and impacts on the axle, as well as minimizing wear on its tires. By avoiding damage to the system, the trailer will consistently track better in the long run, provide a better ride resulting in decreased driver fatigue, increased trailer availability and longer life for the entire body structure and running gear. Single-axle ParaMax Suspensions are now available on its full line of live-floor trailers. About Titan Trailers Titan Trailers is a worldclass innovation leader

in the hauling industry long recognized for jobspecific functionality and attention to manufacturing detail. Titan Trailers offer business-minded haulers a complete line of trailers utilizing advanced design and manufacturing technologies based on the patented THINWALL™ extruded aluminum panel. Titan focuses its extensive R&D activities on making its trailers the best business choice for operators in the custom trailer market. For more information about Titan Trailers, visit the Titan website at www.


New Products & services

J. W. Speaker Corporation

Benefits of Upgrading Your Headlights to LED


f the five human senses, sight accounts for 90% of a driver’s ability to react to oncoming hazards and dangerous road conditions. This being the case, it stands to reason that headlights are one of the most important (if not the most important) safety features on your truck. The more nighttime driving you do, the more valuable a good set of headlights will be to you. The purpose of this article is to share with you the hottest new technology to hit the world of headlights (LED) and explore the benefits it has over traditional headlights. Superior Visibility Hands down, the most

significant advantage that LED headlights have over traditional headlights is the visibility they provide. LED headlights produce a crisp, clean, bright white light that effectively turns night into day. A really well-designed LED headlight will meet all on-road regulations, eliminate glare for oncoming traffic, and have a beam pattern that lights up parts of the road you’ve likely never seen before at night! Extreme Durability LEDs utilize solid-state construction meaning that there are no breakable bulbs, fragile filaments, or sensitive electrodes like those found in incandescent, halogen, or

HID lighting. For this reason, LEDs are the perfect choice for trucks that travel roads with bumps, curves and potholes that cause traditional headlights to prematurely fail. Investing in a good pair of LED headlights will not only save you money on replacement parts and labor, but the time and inconvenience that a failed headlight will also cost you. Unmatched Longevity Another advantage that LEDs have over traditional headlights is their superior lifespan. One LED headlight will out-live 300+ incandescent headlights, 50+ halogen headlights, or 20+ HID headlights. Install

LED headlights and it’s likely you’ll have to replace your truck before you have to replace the lights! Promote Alertness We’ve all seen news stories about the deadly consequences of falling asleep at the wheel, but did you know that the type of headlights you use can be a significant factor in either causing or preventing driver fatigue? Studies show that our body’s internal clock (called the circadian rhythm) is linked to the cycle of night and day. More specifically, our brains interpret the color temperature of light we’re exposed to and then tell the body whether we should be alert or at rest.

Traditional headlights have a color temperature that closely resembles sunset - the time of day that our brain tells the body to prepare for sleep. LED headlights, on the other hand, closely mimic

the characteristics of a bright noon day sun when the body is most awake. For more information on our best-in-class LED headlights, call 1-866.280.0522 or visit www.jwspeaker. com.


Peterbilt Motors Company

Launch of Rolltek® Side Rollover Protection


enton, Texas Peterbilt Motors Company announces the availability of IMMI RollTek® side rollover protection on all Peterbilt Class 8 vehicles. The RollTek protection system has been integrated in the

Atlas Premium Air Ride, high back driver’s seat. “Safety is a paramount concern for Peterbilt and is always an important consideration with fleets,” said Bill Jackson, Peterbilt General Manager and PACCAR Vice President. “Fea-

tures such as RollTek can assist in reducing injuries which may occur in certain accidents and will benefit customers who utilize equipment with a high center of gravity or who operate trucks in severe terrains.”

IMMI Vice President of Sales, James Johnson, emphasized the importance of this protection for drivers of tanker type trucks. “Industry experts tell us stability systems reduce commercial vehicle incidents between 25 and 40 percent. But, in some situations when rollovers cannot be prevented, RollTek provides an additional level of safety protection for the vehicle occupants” Johnson said. RollTek combines side airbag protection with advanced seatbelt technology to help protect commercial vehicle occupants.  Under the appropriate conditions, RollTek deploys within a quarter-second to minimize driver movement, increase survivable space and cushion head and neck impact.  The system provides continuous sensing to constantly monitor the truck’s angular position. The RollTek side rollover protection system is available on Models 389, 388, 386, 384, 367, and 365. For more information about Peterbilt, visit www.


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New Products & services

Efficient Transportation Solutions (ETS)

Advanced Material Technology for Truck Bodies


ehicle mass (or weight) is an undisputed factor in vehicle fuel economy, “according to the International Council on Clean Transportation. “Lightweighting” is the current buzz word in the transportation industry these days. Lightweighting is the term, used originally in the aerospace industry but now broadened, whereby advanced material technology is used to reduce the dead weight of a vehicle without reducing the durability or capacity of the vehicle. With a reduced curb weight, both payload and fuel efficiency is increased. “The transportation industry is concerned about their costs especially fuel,” says ETS President John Mogford. “Our composite dry freight truck bodies address cost concerns inexpensively and with rapid payback.” Efficient Transporta-

tion Solutions (ETS) has developed a proprietary process to assemble lightweight, composite panels into dry freight van body kits. Truck body weight reductions of 40% are yielding payload increases of upwards of 2000 lbs and/ or fuel savings of 10% for current ETS clients. Although new to North America, composite sandwich panels were developed in Europe in the 1990’s, specifically for manufacturing truck and van bodies. Thousands of truck, van and trailer bodies have proven to be rugged and durable in climate extremes such as Norway, Sweden, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. Today, truck rental companies Hertz and Thrifty choose it because of its rugged durability while courier companies TNT and Fed Ex choose it because of the increased payload and profitability. Hauling cargo is what

transportation firms do, yet few have figured out how to avoid hauling extra body weight. Ron Riggs, Technical Director for ETS, explains, “Our exclusive composite panels and high strength aluminum extrusions create a sleek “smooth sided” body system that is lighter, stronger and more durable, environmentally responsible and more cost effective than conventional truck bodies. A 24 foot MonoVan body weighs only 955 Kilograms (2100 pounds) which is approximately 40% less than a traditional 24-foot dry freight van.” ETS manufactures their “MonoVan” lightweight composite truck body kits in their Eastern Ontario plant. These kits are flatpacked shipped to exclusive dealers across North America. Orders have been placed by licensed dealers, as well as, LDL Pneumatique of Quebec and Comptank

Corporation of Ontario. These organizations, being leaders in their respective markets, have partnered with ETS to bring the Monovan “Fat Free Van Body” to receptive customers across Canada and US. North American companies will now be able to benefit from technology

that has been in use for 10+ years in numerous other weight-sensitive, fuel-conscious and environmentally focused countries. ETS is currently expanding their North American presence, and are seeking new dealers. Interested companies are encouraged to contact our

office to discuss available opportunities. For more information contact John Mogford at 905.594.1235, Mike Stewart at 514.771.0177 or by email at mstewart@ldlphi. com. You can also visit our website at


Mitchell 1 (A Snap-on Tool Company)

New Web-Based Diagnostic & Service Program


epair-Connect is a new intelligent web-based diagnostic and service program from Mitchell 1, a Snap-on Company based in San Diego, California. The simple task of entering a Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) for any brand of truck, will give a technician the proper information required to fix the p rob lem. In order for truck maintenance repair facilities to fully appreciate and understand how Repair-Connect saves time, Mitchell 1 is offering a 14-Day trial subscription to qualified companies.Kristy LaPage, Account Supervisor for Mitchell 1 noted during recent product demonstrations that once a service person saw how 26    June 2011

quickly Repair-Connect generated the required repair information for any brand of truck by inputting the trouble code, they

Communication Interface (VCI) such as NEXIQ USBLink, or DTCs allowing vehicle information to be entered manually. It

were really impressed. We encourage all technicians to try it in their own environment using our 14-Day trial subscription. Features of Repair-Connect include automatic retrieval and clearing of DTCs through a Vehicle

offers intuitive menu selections to make navigation quick and e a s y. R e p a i r Connect delivers a concise wiring diagram that displays

only the wires making up a particular circuit and will provide the entire engine diagram when needed. Repair Connect also shows thousands of digital photos which provide detailed views of components involved with the repair. Te c h n i c i a n trainees as well

as skilled technicians can benefit from this new on-line diagnostic and service program. The technician simply enters a DTC from the vehicle and the system rapidly delivers the service information needed. Based on the DTC, Repair-Connect anticipates and retrieves the exact information required to fix the vehicle in 30 seconds or less. It can be a useful tool to train

new technicians since it takes much of the guess work out of the troubleshooting process not to mention that it’s all done from just one location! By using the intelligent diagnostic capabilities of Repair-Connect, truck service facilities can increase the productivity of technicians as well as lower operating costs of vehicles they are servicing by having repairs completed quickly and correctly. For more information about RepairConnect visit www. To inquire about the 14Day trial subscription, please contact Mitchell 1’s Commercial Vehicle Group at 888.883.8570 or by sending an e-mail to


Tires & Wheels

Two New Construction Truck Tires


ort Mill, SC - During a special customer event at its Proving Grounds in Uvalde, Texas, Continental Tire the Americas, LLC (“Continental”) last week launched two new medium radial truck tires to complete its suite of products for construction and severe duty truck-

ing applications. The Continental HSC1 (Heavy Steer Construction) is a new steer tire design developed by Continental’s commercial vehicle tire research and development team for the Americas, and produced at its award-winning commercial truck tire plant in

Mt. Vernon, Illinois. The HSC1’s tread pattern and compound were chosen by Continental engineers for optimal original mileage with excellent selfcleaning properties, as well as a three groove design that performs well, even on loose surfaces. A wider tread and shoulder ribs improve wear and increase performance, while the patented tread pattern and contour provide reduced stone retention and improved

impact resistance. The HSC1 promises optimum casing value and long lifetimes, and is available in sizes 11R22.5 and 11R24.5 for load range H, with 12R sizes scheduled for introduction later this summer. An extra-deep drive tire for construction service, the new Continental HDC1 (Heavy Drive Construction) features a full 32/32” tread depth and a new selfcleaning tread pattern. A heavy duty compound and

aggressive open shoulder design were chosen to provide superior original mileage and traction, while the tire’s optimized contour ensures higher load capabilities with less deformation. Both the HSC1 and HDC1 use Continental’s new on/ off road compounding, which increases resistance to tread cuts, chips and chunks and reduces the depth of tread damage. Continental’s exclusive “Stable” bead construc-

tion was included in both new products for better structural durability and extended product life. Likewise, a premium fourply belt with reinforced second and third belt for both new tires prevents fatigue fractures and withstands highly concentrated pressure. The complete portfolio of Continental’s construction and severe service truck tires is available online at www.continental-truck. com.


Severe Duty Super Single Tire


kron, Ohio - Bigger, better and enhanced mileage is the mantra for Goodyear’s newest super single tire, designed for tough and severe-duty vocational

applications. The G278 MSD replaces Goodyear’s popular G178 Super Single and provides enhanced mileage, thanks to a one-inch larger footprint, deeper tread depth

and special compounding. Available in 385, 425, and 445/65R sizes in 22.5, the G278 MSD is a versatile, all position performer in on/ off highway applications, including construction,

concrete, oil service, and logging. The rugged criss-cross tread design helps provide exceptional off-road traction, while it helps to pump away water from the tread for enhanced grip. The tread design also offers a quiet ride, while the tire’s grooved angles with full-width interlocking groove protectors help keep stones from imbedding and drilling into the tread. Special compounding helps resist cuts, chips and tears, leading to increased time in service. To help keep tire costs lower for operators, the G278 MSD will come with matching retreads in three sizes, beginning in June. “Our precure retreads will feature the same tread design as well as tread depth as the G278 MSD,” said Kramer. “The one-two punch in our retreading program is the tread and casing of the G278 MSD. Since the tire is constructed with a high tensile steel radial casing, featuring steel belts, the G278 MSD offers customers the potential for multiple retreads and a way to help reduce tire cost through years of superior performance.” For more information on Goodyear’s commercial tires visit com/truck.


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


Traction Head Office

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

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

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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


NAPA Auto Parts 4236A

120 North Street Hinton, AB, T7V 1S8 Tel: 780.865.8800 Fax: 780.865.7628 Email: 28    June 2011

Truck Zone

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

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Hydraco Industries Ltd.

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

peace river

Peace Truck & Trailer Ltd. 9103 – 75th Street Peace River, AB, T8S 1T2 Tel: 780.624.8655 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

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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

2330 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


Traction Truck Parts

25 – 43915 Industrial Way, Chilliwack, BC V2R 3A4 Tel: 604.793.9611 Fax: 604.793.9669 Contact: Dave Easson or Wayne Cromarty

Fort Nelson

Traction CHR-ACK Parts & Repairs

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

British Columbia


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


Central Valley Truck Service Ltd 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




Traction Brandon 1940 Queen Avenue, Brandon, MB, R7B 0T1 Tel: 204.728.9573 Email: Contact: Rick Blaine


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

NAPA Traction


1185 Hwy 97 North Quesnel, BC, V2J 2Y3 Tel: 250.991.0650 Fax: 250.991.0620 Email: Contact: Nick Biller

Traction Ontario Head Office


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 5107 Keith Avenue Terrace, BC, V8G 1K8 Tel: 250.638.0099 Email: Contact: Steve Leal

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

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:


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

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


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


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


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:

New Liskeard

Traction New Liskeard 437136 Hawn Drive, New Liskeard, ON P0J 1P0 Tel: 705.647.8707 Fax: 705.647.9362

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

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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

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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

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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



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



#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 Yukon


Pacesetter Trading Co. Ltd. 171 Industrial Road, Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 5M7 Tel: 867.633.5908 Fax: 867.456.2824





McCoy Service Centre West

Peace Truck & Trailer

17303 – 114th Avenue, Edmonton, AB T5S 2R9 Tel: 780.453.8706 Fax: 780.453.8758 Email: Contact: Darnell Jabs

9103 – 75th Street, Peace River, AB T8S 1T2 Tel: 780.624.8655 Fax: 780.624.8592 Email: Contact: Rene Houle

McCoy Service Centre South 3904 – 78th Avenue, Edmonton, AB T6B 2W4 Tel: 780.468.1471 Fax: 780.440.1394 Contact: Ken Mitchell

grande prairie

Bradvin Trailer Sales Ltd. 10920 – 87 Avenue, Grande Prairie, AB T8V 8K4 Tel: 780.539.6260 Fax: 780.539.4247 Email: Contact: Brad Willsey th

red deer

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


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 Contact: Crosby Rich

British Columbia


Lickman Truck & Trailer

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

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

medicine hat

fort nelson

Truck Zone

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

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

British Columbia

Prince George

Total Truck & Equipment Ltd. 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: 250.847.5048 Email: Contact: Dan Groot Manitoba


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 Ontario


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


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



Brockville Tractor-Trailer Maintenance 3524 County Road 26, R.R. 2 Prescott, ON K08 1T0 Tel: 613.925.2889 Fax: 613.925.4933

caistor center

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


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


North Keele Auto, Truck & Trailer Repair 3915 Keele Street, Downsview, ON M3J 1N6 Tel: 416.638.5963 Fax: 416.638.5964


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


OK Tire Truck Repair 39 Shorncliffe Road, Etobicoke, ON M8Z 5K2 Tel: 416.236.1277 Contact: Darryl Croft

goulais river

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




new liskeard

Barton Truck Centre Ltd.

Pioneer Spring & Alignment

483-487 Rennie Street, Hamilton, ON L8H 3P6 Tel: 905.544.2626 Fax: 905.544.0747


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


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


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


Parent Mechanical Services 53 Brunelle 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:

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


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


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


Sudbury Truck & Trailer 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

Name That Food, What We Are Really Eating – Part II By Brenda Ricker


ere are the answers to the four sets of ingredients that I had listed in last month’s column. The first one is New York Style Bagel Chips, second was Ritz Crackers, third was Kellogg’s Special K and the fourth one was for Dare Simple Pleasures Social Tea Cookies. Some items like the

bagel chips, Special K or even English muffins seem healthy and it’s only because they are marketed to look that way. The bottom line is, spend your calories on foods like fruit and vegetables and not on white flour in its many disguises. Sometimes it’s hard to know what to eat! We wonder whether the government really has our best interest at heart when regu-

lating ingredients, additives and the labeling of a product or if they are simply caving into business pressures. For instance the wording of some labeling leads us astray as outlined below. Light/lite: Fewer calories? Not necessarily. It may simply mean that, for example, the oil was lighter color than the oil normally used. It is calorie reduced if it says, “low calorie” or

“calorie reduced.” Pure and Natural: Usually placed prominently for its proven customer appeal. In fact, there is very little legal restriction on the use of either pure or natural. “Pure and Natural” does not mean a food is additive free. Smoked flavored: Actually, “Pyroligneous Acid” but who would buy it? For that very reason, the FDA

has allowed manufacturers to substitute less formidable descriptions in some cases. Be wary of foods with added flavor. Take a look at this site just to see some of the additives being placed in our foods and the consequences. Visit dangerous-food-additivesto-avoid. Are additives really ne-

cessary? The Canadian government has decided that the benefits outweigh the costs in this case. So now we have cheap refined carbohydrates, oils and sugar indications that they are good food additives which provide a longer shelf life. You be the judge. Is this a benefit to our food source? Email me at health_you_deserve@


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

Air Conditioning & Heating: Sales & Service

automated Lubrication systems

cargo control products

compliance services

Driver Training

E&B Safety Consulting

E & B Safety Consulting Inc.

Aarden Industries 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

26 Napier Court, Utopia, ON L0M 1T0 Tel: 705.797.0041 Fax: 705.797.2469

••• Manwin Enterprises Inc. 15 Wanless Court, Ayr, ON N0B 1E0 Toll Free: 888-823-7611 Tel: 519-624.4003 Fax: 519.624.5501 Email:

In-Home Service Truckers Tax Saver Tel: 800.642.2716 Email: Web: “Call for an In-Home Quote in Ontario”


Wilson Instruments Ltd.

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

43 Crowe Bay Heights, R.R. 2 Campbellford, ON K0L 1L0 Tel: 705.653.2403 Fax: 705.653-5560 Toll Free: 877.467.4440

Transport Financial Services

Advocates & lobbyists

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

••• S.E.T.I. Imports Inc.

automated Lubrication systems

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

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



Southwest Tax Consulting Inc.

Flo Components Ltd.


7065 Twiss Road Campbellville, ON L0P 1B0 Tel: (905) 864-3110 Fax: (905) 878-6935 Email: Website:

CPL Systems Canada Inc.

Freinmeister Group Inc. 6 Farnham Crescent, London, ON N6K 1K1 Tel: 519.641.6770 Email: Web: 30    June 2011

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

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:

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

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

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.

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!”

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


compliance services

buildings - all steel pre-engineered

Air Brake Training for Mechanics

clutch products

Lubecore International Inc.

Beka Lube Products Inc.

automated Lubrication systems

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


••• 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.”

Mover’s Equipment & Supplies

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


DriverCheck Inc. 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


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

1 Manley Street, Ayr, Ontario N0B 1E0 Tel: 519.632.9371 Toll Free Tel: 800.463.4310 Fax: 519.632.9534 Email: Web:

DriverCheck Inc. 4888,72nd Avenue SE, 2nd Floor, Calgary, AB T2C 3Z2 Tel: 403.720.5848 Toll Free: 800.463.4310 Email: Web: Worried about substance misuse & abuse in your workplace? Emergency Road Services


Emergency Road Services of Canada Inc.

Maggie’s Essential Services

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

Cell: 416.994.3588 Fax: 905.846.1625 Email: Web: IFTA, Road Taxes, Administration, Permits/Renewals driver services, recruitment & employment

factoring, finance & foreign exchange

Danatec Educational Services Ltd. 201-11450 29th Street SE, Calgary, AB T2Z 3V5 Drakkar Human Resources Toll Free: 800.465.3366 1131 Derry Road East, Tel: 403.232.6950 Mississauga, ON L5T 1P3 Email: Tel: 905.795.1397 Web: Toll Free Tel: 877.372.5527 Fax: 905.795.1391 Changing the way you train since 1985. Canada’s leading TDG Training Web: & Services.

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:

factoring, finance & foreign exchange

insurance brokers

lifting equipment & jacks


Pressure Washers

RP Oil Limited

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:

Can-Clean Pressure Washers

Dalton Timmis Insurance Group

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.

insurance brokers

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



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


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

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: lubricants (synthetic)

Corrosion Control Coatings Ltd

Dalton Timmis Insurance Group Multi-Line Fastener Supply Co. Ltd. 1100 Courtneypark Drive East, Unit 5, Mississauga, ON L5T 1L7 Tel: 905.677.5088 Fax: 905.677.4917 Web: Serving Fastener Needs for Industrial, Automotive & Maintenance Trades Filters

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


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.


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 Web: Castrol HD creates products that deliver superior performance and greater reliability with the goal of reducing customer operating costs.

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: oil furnace sales & Service


Donaldson Company 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:

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:


fleet management & litigation support

Bryson & Associates Insurance Brokers Ltd. 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:

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”


Erb and 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!

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

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

ON-Board truck Scales


Vulcan On-Board Scales Lucas Oil Products 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

Canadian Insurance Brokers Inc.

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


HUB International Ontario Ltd

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

Rust Control Products

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


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

106 Colborne Street, P.O. Box 1088 Walkerton, ON N0G 2V0 Toll Free Tel: 800.934.7771 Toll Free Fax: 800.563.8078 Email: Web:


Krown Corporate 35 Magnum Drive, Schomberg, ON L0G 1T0 Tel: 905.939.8750 Fax: 905.939.8710 Toll Free Tel: 1.800.267.5744 Email: Web: Satellite Tracking

Petro-Viron Inc. 2 Taggart St., Unit 10 Guelph, ON N1H 6H8 Tel: (519) 837-2281 Fax: (519) 763-9371 Email: tarps & tarping systems

#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 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:

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


Cramaro Tarpaulin Systems 206 Arvin Avenue, Stoney Creek, ON L8E 2L8 Tel: 905.662.2757 Toll Free Tel: 800.565.8277 Fax: 905.662.4811 Email: Web: Cramaro, for all your tarping needs. June 2011   31

tarps & tarping systems

tire & wheel service & equipmenT

Trison Tarps

Hunter Engineering Company

130 Copernicus Blvd., Brantford, ON N3P 1L9 Tel: 519.720.9464 Toll Free Tel: 866.948.2777 Fax: 519.720.9468 Email: Web:

112 York Street, Eden Mills, ON N0B 1P0 Tel: (905) 699-7991 Email: Website: towing services

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

Counteract Balancing Beads


TAABS Inc. 2801 2nd Avenue North, Unit #2 Lethbridge, AB T1H 6S2 Toll Free: 888.553.3005 Fax: 403.394.9911 Email: Website: tire & wheel service & equipmenT

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

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


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: 32    June 2011

trailer Sales, leasing, rentals & service


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

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

Transport Companies

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

Hansen Towing & Recovery


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

85 Pondhollow Drive, Sudbury, ON P3E 6C1


Lite-Check, LLC

tire balancing

trailer manufacturers

Gobbo Towing & Recovery Ltd.

test equipmentbrakes, abs, lights

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

towing services

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


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


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


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

236 Rutherford Road South, Brampton, ON L6W 3J6 Tel: 905.453.7319 Fax: 905.451.1534 Toll Free Tel: 800.876.7097 Email: Web:


K.B.W. Towing KBW Truck Transfer Service 1 Towns Road, Etobicoke, ON M8Z 1A1 Tel: 416.255.4443 Toll Free Tel: 866.616.6379 Fax: 416.252.2558 Email: Heavy & Medium Towing, Flatbed Specialists.


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


Pat Rogers Towing

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

Storstac 90 North Queen Street, Etobicoke, ON M8Z 2C9 Tel: 416.231.9100 Toll Free Tel: 866.474.8044 Fax: 416.231.7517 Web: Contact: David Culotta Specializing in Fleet Maintenance, Lift-gate Installation & Service, Custom Modifications & ISO Shipping Containers

Bedard Tankers Inc. 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. 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

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


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

Brian Kurtz Trucking Ltd. R R #2 , Breslau, ON N0B 1M0 Tel: 519.836.5821 Fax: 519.836.9396


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

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



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:


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 International Truckload Services Inc.

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:

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 Crossroads Training Academy Email: 49 Truman Rd., Barrie, ON L4N 8Y7 Web: Tel: 705.719.2419



Smartway Trailer Rentals

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.

Star Van Systems 10 Kerivan Court, Stoney Creek, ON L8E 5P6 Toll Free: 800.263.4884 Fax: 905.643.8700

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

Transportation Training

Transportation Training

Transportation Training

Transportation Training

truck delivery

Acadian Driveaway 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

Kim Richardson Transportation Specialists Inc.

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

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.

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:

Kim Richardson Transportation Specialists Inc.

120 Bill Martyn Parkway Street, Thomas, Ontario N5R 6A7 Crossroads Truck Training Tel: 905.765.3445 Academy Toll Free Tel: 800.771.8171 10 Maple Street, Fax: 905.765.1444 Smiths Falls, ON K7A 1Z5 Contact: Roxanne Wilkieson Tel: 613.742.7499 Email: Fax: 613.742.7899 Website: Toll Free Tel: 866-529-1113 Heavy equipment & forklift Email: also available.

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

Modern Training Ontario

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

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) 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

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 25 Vagnini Court, Tel: 705.897.8849 Ontario Truck Training Academy Lively, ON P3Y 1K8 Fax: 705.524.7067 (Oshawa) Contact: Kevin Pattison 199 Wentworth Street East, Tel: 705.692.9222 Toll Free Tel: 800.719.9334 Oshawa ON L1H 3V6 Truck & Trailer Fax: 705.692.9256 Contact: Dennis Lagrois Repairs Email: Tel: 905.723.1237 Toll Free Tel: 800.753.2284 Greater Ottawa Truck Training Web: Fax: 905.723.1245 Northstar Truck Driving School 5 Caesar Avenue, Email: 1540 Matthew Brady Blvd., Ottawa, ON K2G 0A8 Website: Windsor ON N8S 3K6 Tel: 613.727.4688 Fort Garry Industries Contact: Robert Labute Ontario Truck Training Academy Fax: 613.727.5997 Email: Tel: 519.967.0444 (Peterborough) Contact: Shahram Dowlatshahi Web: Fax: 519.967.0445 365 Lansdowne Street East, Unit 3, Brake specialists, installations, Email: Peterborough, ON K9L 2A3 safeties and a whole lot more. Tel: 705.743.1888

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:

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.

Northern Academy of Transportation Training

Ontario Truck Driving School (Chatham) 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

Toll Free Tel: 800.939.1463 Fax: 705.743.1875 Email: Website:

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:

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:


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

11 Dansk Court, Toronto, ON M9W 5N6 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

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

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


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


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


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


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


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


truck parts & supplies

Quality Custom

Discount Truck Parts Ltd.

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

truck parts & supplies

11633-156 Street, Edmonton, AB T5M 3T8 Tel: 780.454.5050 Toll Free: 800.661.5051 Email: Web: Quality truck parts at discount prices.

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:

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: June 2011   33

truck parts & supplies

truck parts & supplies

truck sales, leasing, parts & service

Truck tire sales & service

truck transmissions, differentials & pto’s

truck Wash

Levy Steering Centre Ltd. 1409 Shawson Drive Alberta

Mississauga, ON L4W 1C4


Fax: 905.564.1911

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:

Tel: 905.564.1899 Toll Free: 800.565.5389 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: 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:

thunder bay

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

Shield Truck Accessories P.O. Box 281, Aylmer, ON N5H 2R9 Tel: 519.765.2828 Toll Free Tel: 866.617.0201 Fax: 519.765.2821 truck sales, leasing, parts & service

Diesel Truck Parts Inc.

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

Trans Canada Ontario Regional Office 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 truck transmissions, differentials & pto’s

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

Fort Garry Industries

Tel: 519.652.2100

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

Toll Free Tel: 800.363.4380 Fax: 519.652.6593 Email: Web: “Your Complete Transportation Business Partner”

South at Range Road 14 Lloydminster, AB T9V 3C2 Tel: 780.874.9274 Fax: 780.874.9275 Email: Web: Home of the 8 Minute Semi Wash and the Clean Ride Car Wash

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


Surgenor Truck Centre 261 Binnington Court, Kingston, ON K7M 9H2 Tel: 613.548.1100 Toll Free Tel: 877.548.1101 Fax: 613.548.4990 Web:

Yellowhead Highway 16 West

Truck Wire, Cable & Electrical Accessories

C & R Transmission Service Ltd

4049 Eastgate Cres., London, ON N6L 1B7

1261A Shawson Drive, Mississauga, ON L4W 1C4 Tel: 905.564.3116 Toll Free: 877.564.3116 Fax: 905.564.3119 Email: customerservice@ Web: Canada’s leading supplier of Powertrain Components.



Gerry’s Truck Centre

Automatic Truck Wash Canada-Wide Parts Distributors Ltd

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

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:

Toll Free Tel: 800.363.1588

Mascot Truck Parts 475 Admiral Blvd., Unit #1 Mississauga, ON L5T 2N1 Tel: 905.670.9100 Fax: 905.670.0618 Toll Free Tel: 800.668.5560

Fax: 905.820.6142 Email: Web:


Transport Canada

United Nations Decade of Action for Road Safety


ttawa, ON - May 1 1 , 2 0 1 1 - To celebrate the official launch of the United Nations Decade of Action for Road Safety, Transport Canada is challenging all Canadian road users to make Canada’s roads the safest in the world. Many countries around the world are participating in the launch by illuminating selected landmarks in yellow. In Canada, the CN Tower will be lit up to mark the occasion. Canadian road users can make a difference by making safe decisions on the roadways. We can each do our part by driving 34    June 2011

sober, wearing a seatbelt, observing speed limits, not using cell phone or texting devices while driving and properly securing our children in the appropriate child car seats. Motorists should also always pay attention to vulnerable road users (pedestrians and cyclists), and vulnerable road users should always pay attention when using or crossing a street. Let’s take action now to make Canada’s roads the safest in

the world. To support the UN Decade of Action for Road Safety and

promote a safety culture in Canada, 2011 has been designated Canada’s Year of Road Safety. Transport Canada is asking Can-

adians to rethink the way they drive. More information can be found at www. In Canada, one person dies every four hours on our roads and approximately 500 people are injured per day. Worldwide, approximately 1.3 million people are killed in road crashes each year and about 20 to 50 million are injured. This number is expected to rise over the next 20 years, particularly in low- and middle-income countries.

In March 2010, the UN General Assembly passed a resolution establishing the Decade of Action for Road Safety (2011-2020). This initiative, led by the World Health Organization, aims to first stabilize and then reduce the expected number of road traffic deaths around the world by promoting safety awareness activities at the regional, national and global levels. More information on the Decade of Action can be found at For more information on Transport Canada’s road safety programs, please call 800.333.0371.


Alphabetical List Of Advertisers Advertiser

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A A & A Exahust Systems. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9,23  Ontario Trucking News Airtabs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24  Ontario Trucking News Arrow Truck Sales. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12, 21 Atlantic Trucking Show . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20

B Bennett’s Power Service Products . . . . . . . . . 7, 48 Brighton Speedway. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38  Ontario Trucking News Britannia Fleet Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

C C & R Transmission. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16  Ontario Trucking News C.U.T.C. Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Castrol/Wakefield . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4, 13, 22  Ontario & Western Trucking News Checker Flag Leasing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

D Domar Transmission Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8, 19

E Eastern Greenway Oils . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45  Eastern Trucking News Emergency Road Services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1, 4  Eastern & Western Trucking News

F Fleet Safety Council Conference. . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Flo Components. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15  Ontario Trucking News FLI Transport. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41  Ontario Trucking News

G Great Canadian Truck Centre. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43

H Hunter Engineering Company. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27  Ontario Trucking News HWT Transport. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45  Western Trucking News Hutchinson Industries. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1  Eastern Trucking News

I International Truckload Services Inc. . . . . . . . . . 44  Ontario Trucking News

J J.D. Factors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Jonjo Transport Refrigeration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

K Kindersley Transport Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45  Ontario Trucking News

L Laidlaw Carriers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46  Ontario Trucking News Levy Steering. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Liquid Capital Midwest Corp.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1  Ontario Trucking News Lubecore International . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1, 7, 19 Lucas Oil Products. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

M Mackie Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42  Ontario Trucking News Maitland Transportation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43  Ontario Trucking News

O Ontario Truck Driving Championships. . . . . . . . . 40 OTT Legal Services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23  Ontario Trucking News

P Performance Diesel (Bully Dog). . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Petro-Viron Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25  Ontario Trucking News

S SKF Canada Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1  Ontario Trucking News Star Van Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44  Ontario Trucking News

T TAABS International. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 The Fuel Lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Traction Truck Parts & TruckPro . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1  Ontario & Western Trucking News TransX. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41, 47 Trison Tarps Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1, 14

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

W Wilson Instruments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8  Ontario Trucking News Windshield Cam. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

Y Your Advantage Staffing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48  Ontario Trucking News


Page Publication

Air Conditioning Sales & Service Wilson Instruments. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8  Ontario Trucking News Automated Greasing Systems Flo Components. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15  Ontario Trucking News Lubecore International . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1, 7, 19 SKF Canada Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1  Ontario Trucking News Diesel Performance Products Performance Products (Bully Dog) . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Emergency Road Services Emergency Road Services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1  Eastern & Western Trucking News Employment Opportunities FLI Transport. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41  Great Canadian Truck Centre. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 HWT Transport. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45  International Truckload Services Inc. . . . . . . . . . 44  Kindersley Transport Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45  Laidlaw Carriers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46  Mackie Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42  Maitland Transportation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43  Star Van Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44  TransX. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41, 47 Your Advantage Staffing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 

Ontario Trucking News Western Trucking News Ontario Trucking News Ontario Trucking News Ontario Trucking News Ontario Trucking News Ontario Trucking News Ontario Trucking News Ontario Trucking News

Exhaust Sales & Service A & A Exahust Systems. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9, 23  Ontario Trucking News Factoring & Finance J.D. Factors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Liquid Capital Midwest Corp.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1  Ontario Trucking News Fuel Additives Bennett’s Power Service Products . . . . . . . . . 7, 48 Eastern Greenway Oils . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45  Eastern Trucking News Fuel Improvement Products Airtabs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24  Ontario Trucking News Legal Services OTT Legal Services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23  Ontario Trucking News Lubricants Castrol/Wakefield . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8, 13, 22  Ontario & Western Trucking News Lucas Oil Products. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Permits & Waivers C.U.T.C. Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Racetracks Brighton Speedway. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38  Ontario Trucking News Satellite Tracking Petro-Viron Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25  Ontario Trucking News Steering & Clutch Products Levy Steering. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Tarps Sales & Service Trison Tarps Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,14 Theft Prevention Products The Fuel Lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Trade Shows Atlantic Trucking Show. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Fleet Safety Council Conference. . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Ontario Truck Driving Championships. . . . . . . . . 40 Trailer Leasing Checker Flag Leasing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Trailer Repairs Britannia Fleet Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Transport Refrigeration Sales, Service & Parts Jonjo Transport Refrigeration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Truck Parts & Accessories Traction Truck Parts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1  Ontario & Western Trucking News Truck Sales Arrow Truck Sales. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12, 21 Truck Transmissions C&R Transmission. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16  Ontario Trucking News Domar Transmission Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8, 19 Truck Repairs TruckPro . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1  Ontario & Western Trucking News Weigh Scales (On Board) Vulcan On-Board Scales. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1  Western & Eastern Trucking News Wheel Balancing Products Hunter Engineering Company. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27  Ontario Trucking News TAABS International. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

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Welcome to our complimentary Truck Stop Directory. We want to help truckers and travellers find the nearest truck stop on route to their destination. For details on how you can list your truck stop, call Barb Woodward at 877.225.2232 or email Barb at Manitoba




Petro Canada-Petro Pass

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


Petro Canada-Petro Pass

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

Husky Bulk Sales

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


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

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


Petro Canada-Petro Pass

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


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


Petro Canada-Petro Pass

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


Petro Canada-Petro Pass

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

Petro Canada-Petro Pass

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


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

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swift current

Husky Travel Centre

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

British Columbia



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

Husky Travel Centre


Regina Husky Travel Centre

Petro Canada-Petro Pass



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



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

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

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

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

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



RoadKing Travel Centre Strathcona Inc.

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

Jepson Petroleum Ltd. 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.


Dogwood Valley Husky Travel Centre 27052 Baker Road, Hope, BC V0X 1L3 Tel: 604.869.9443

Flood Hope Husky Travel Centre Cool Creek Agencies 7985 Lickman Road, Chilliwack, BC V2R 3Z9 Tel: 604.795.5335 Fax: 604.794.5080 Full service islands, driver’s lounge & game room, convenience store, showers, laundry facilities, parking & CAT scale

Western Ontario


fort erie

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


Husky Travel Centre




Cougar Fuels Ltd.

British Columbia

61850 Flood-Hope Road R.R. #2, Hope, BC V0X 1L2 Tel: 604.869.9214


Husky Travel Centre 9206-97th Street, R.R. #2, Osoyoos, BC V0H 1V2 Tel: 250.495.6443

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, (Exit 199, Hwy 401, East of London) Dorchester, ON N0L 1G0 Tel: 519.268.7319 Fax: 519.268.2967 Open 24 hrs, diesel fuel, convenience store, CAT scale, blue beacon truck wash, drug testing centre, gasoline (self serve), ATM, take-out food, open roads chapel, Sunoco & Irving Cardlock, full service fuel islands, restaurant, private showers, laundry facilities, drivers’ lounge, 150+ parking capacity, motel (smoking & non-smoking), arcade room, convenience store.


Trucker’s Haven

Hwy 401, Exit 250, 806607 Oxford Road, Drumbo, ON N0J 1G0 Tel: 519.463.5088 Fax: 519.463.5628 Email:

Petro-Pass Kitchener 120 Conestoga College Blvd., Kitchener, ON N2P 2N6 Tel: 519.748.5550 Fax: 519.748.9656 Drivers’ lounge & game room, convenience store, laundry facilities, showers & CAT scale.


Flying M Truck Stop 7340 Colonel Talbot Road, London, ON Tel: 519.652.2728 Fax: 519.652.6554 Email: Open 24 hrs, 6 days, full service islands, drivers’ lounge, restaurant, convenience store, ATM, internet services, showers, garage on premises & parking

Western Ontario

Western Ontario




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


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


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

port Hope

Windsor Husky Travel Centre Tecumseh, ON (off Hwy 401 at Exit 14) Tel: 519.737.6401



535 Mill Street, (Hwy 401 Exit 230 on TA site) Woodstock, ON N4S 7V6 Tel: 519.421.3144 Open 24 hrs, restaurant, convenience store, toilet, showers, truckers’ lounge & overnight parking Eastern Ontario


Antrim Truck Stop

580 White Lake Road, Arnprior, ON K7S 3G9 Tel: 613.623.3003 Fax: 613.623.1003 Toll Free: 866.334.4775 Open 24-7, full service islands, restaurant, convenience store, showers, overnight parking, truckers’ lounge, CAT scale, garage service facilities, tire service, western star truck dealer.



Ultramar 2211 County Road 28, (Hwy 401 Exit 464) Port Hope, ON L1A 3W4 Tel: 905.885.4600 Open 24 hrs, lunch counter, convenience store,toilet, showers, truckers’ lounge & short-time parking

stoney creek

Stop 50 Truck Stop 1310 South Service Road, (Exit QEW at Fifty Road) Stoney Creek, ON L8E 5C5 Tel: 905.643.1151 Fax: 905.643.8068 Open 24-7, full service islands, restaurant, convenience store, laundry facilities, ATM, showers & parking


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.

Eastern Ontario

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

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


Fifth Wheel Truck Stop

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 fuel islands, convenience store at fuel bar, take-out food, CAT scale, Blue Beacon Truck Wash, propane, Sunoco Cardlock, restaurant, 200+ truck parking capacity, private showers, laundry facilities, drivers’ lounge & arcade room, Bell Canada Internet Kiosk, barber shop, ATM, drug testing centre, chapel, motel (smoking & non-smoking), tire shop, lube shop, mechanic shop, Irving Cardlock.

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. #


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

Eastern Ontario

Northern Ontario

New Brunswick




Angelo’s Truck Stop

2025 County Road 44, Spencerville, ON K0E 1X0 Tel: 613.925.5158 Fax: 613.925.5158 Open 7 days, game room, restaurant, convenience store, showers, parking & CAT scale.

vankleek hill

Herb’s Travel Plaza

Kingston Husky Truck Stop Joyceville Road, (Hwy 401 Exit 632) Joyceville, ON Tel: 613.542.3468


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




Northern Ontario



Hwy 400 & 88, Bradford, ON Tel: 905.775.5794

hWY 144 @ 560a

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

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.

BayTruck Stop


Open 24-7, restaurant, convenience store, ATM & showers.

21 Quarry Road, Box 419, Waubaushene, ON L0K 2L0 Tel: 705.538.2900 Fax: 705.538.0452 Email:

north bay

1993 Hwy 15, Exit 623 Kingston, ON K7L 4V3 Tel & Fax: 613.542.7971 Email: Open 24/7, Fast-Food, Convenience Store, ATM, Overnight 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.

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.

Bradford Husky Travel Centre JOYCEVILLE

Esso Truck Stop 2154 Riverside Drive, Timmins, ON Tel: 705.268.3400 Fax: 705.267.7231

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.


Waubaushene Truck Stop


Irving 24 5918, Rue Notre Dame Est, Montreal, QC H1N 2C5 Tel: 514.257.8626 Fax: 514.259.0910


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.

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.


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

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.


Lincoln Big Stop (Irving)

415 Nevers Rd., Waasis, NB E3B 9E1 Tel: 506.446.4444 Fax: 506.446.4440 Open 24-7, restaurant, convenience store & laundry facilities. Open 24-7, full service & self service New Brunswick islands, drivers’ lounge & game room, restaurant, convenience store, aulac showers, laundry facilities, parking

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

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

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

Truro Heights Circle K 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. June 2011   37

Section Française

Les Logiciels De La Transportation

L’industrie est Peu Enthousiaste à Accepter les Logiciels Commerciaux Par Marek Krasuski


armi la population générale, il existe une image qui caractérise l’industrie de transportation; le camionneur insouciant qui roule, bras hors de la vitre, le long de la route, en écoutant ses chansons favorites sur la radio FM. Mais il semblerait que ce temps n’est plus. L’arrivée du perfectionnement du moteur, des contrôles d’émissions, des dispositifs de communication et des logiciels de courtier ont inauguré une nouvelle époque de sophistication. Mais les apparences peuvent être trompeuses. Bien que la technologie ait joué un rôle important en avançant l’industrie, on est surpris d’apprendre que l’impulsion à accepter les changements technologiques traine souvent. En dépit des avantages multiples des programmes de logiciels de transportation, par exemple, il reste néanmoins une réticence à accepter cette technologie même si ses capacités de rationaliser les opérations, d’estimer la stuation des camions et de fournir généralement une vue d’ensemble des activités quotidiennes d’une entreprise produisent des avantages importantes. « Les gens sont lents à changer leurs habitudes et à employer la technologie,  » opine Dara Nagra, représentant chez Avaal Technologie Solutions, un chef d’industrie qui fournit des logiciels de gestion avec une formation en technologie et un service de consultaion. Il remarque que la majorité des compagnies ont tendance à opérer selon des modes traditionnelles et trouvent les systèmes démodés plus commodes. Cest une constatation renforcée par d’autres, y compris James May, directeur régional en Amérique du 38    June 2011

nord chez la compagnie, Crimson Logic, une entreprise de logiciel et de consultation commerciale, qui aide les compagnies dans l’expédition des marchandises transfrontalières. Quand les États Unis a introduit le m a n i f e s t e Au t o m a t e d Commercial Environment (ACE) en 2007, James a noté « Il y avait beaucoup d’opposition dans l’industrie de transportaion. Les compagnies ne voulaient pas se rendre conformes aux règlements qui étaient conçus pour améliorer la sécurité frontalière. «  Les objections n’étaient pas contre la sécurité frontalière en soi - tout le monde acceptait la necessité de participer à l’amélioration de la sécurité après 9/11. La résistance a augmenté face aux nouvelles demandes exigées aux compagnies de s’assurer que les informations au sujet de leurs marchandises arrivaient à la frontière avant leurs camions. La cause de cette réticence est liée aussi à des considérations financières. Soixante-deux pourcent de compagnies de transportation sont jugées de petites compagnies, et beaucoup d’entre eux croient que le coût des systèmes de logiciel pour les marchandises transfrontalières dépassent leur budget. C’était, en effet, le cas il y a quelques années, mais ce ne l’est plus, dit Dara Nagra. « ll y a cinq ans, un programme d’expédition aurait coûté entre $50.000 et $100.000. Aujourd’hui la technologie est abordable. Au lieu de vendre les logiciels à de grandes compagnies à des marges énormes, les fournisseurs ont commencé à viser les compagnies plus modestes en leur offrant un bail à coût mensuel minime. Aujourd’hui les transporteurs plus modestes peuvent avoir

accès aux programmes en payant quelques centaines de dollars par mois, » affirme-t-il. Dans son rôle de fournisseur et d’éducateur, Dara voit de première main, des mentalités traditionnelles ancrées dans une ancienne façon de penser. Mais il a aussi témoigné le changement de comportement, une fois que ses clients comprennent l’application du logiciel et les avantages à leurs entreprises. « Une fois qu’ils comprennent comment marche la technologie et combien d’argent ils économiseront, alors ils l’adorent, » dit Dara et il en donne la preuve en mentionnant que 500 compagnies ont acheté les services de technologie d’Arvaal dans les derniers deux ans. Néanmoins, ceux qui hésitent à utiliser la technologie ont peut-être raison de voir d’un oeil critique les avantages vantés des progammes de logiciel. Après tout, la technologie est toujours en évolution et forcément il faut du temps à atteindre une efficacité optimale. Les services de logiciel traditionnels avaient des limitations – par exemple, ce qu’on appelle le magasinage d’information. De différents programmes étaient particuliers à de différentes fonctions commerciales. Les programmes d’expédition étaient séparés de ceux de comptabilité ou de gestion de flotte et manquaient des fonctions d’intégration qui auraient permis que les informations d’un département soient en liaison avec un autre. Pourtant, beaucoup de compagnies ont pu surmonter ces limitations avec des programmes qui fournissent des systèmes de gestion conçus pour rationaliser les différentes activités commerciales. Les logiciels de gestion

des marchandises peuvent s’adapter aux besoins spécifiques de chaque transporteur, mais les meilleurs partagent tous les mêmes caractéristiques. Parmi eux, il y a un programme d’expédition. Dans un cadre traditionnel, les expéditeurs sont là pour répondre au téléphone à un débordement de clients qui demandent des livraisons. Les expéditeurs alors font un accord entre ces demandes et la disponibilité des conducteurs. Le logiciel d’expédition remplace cette activité fastidieuse en offrant une fonction qui répère la position de chaque camion de la flotte. La demande du client est alors donnée au camion le plus proche et cette information est entrée automatiquement dans le système. Le siège social peut accéder aux informations concernant la position des remorques, des camions, des conducteurs et des demandes des clients. Des programmes de logiciel bien équipés, pourvus d’outils de dépistage GPS, sont capables de contrôler le transport des cargaisons sur la route et aux docks de transition et sont aussi capables d’estimer la route la plus courte entre les points de livraison. Les clients peuvent profiter des informations mises à jour qui leur font savoir la situation de leur cargaison. Greg Rogge est directeur général et vice-président chez Clark Freightways, un transporteur basé en Colombie Britannique avec de multiples camions, remorques et réseaux de distribution à travers la province. Les logiciels de gestion qu’il a incorporés dans la compagnie il y a à peu près deux ans, etaient fournis par Accord Software, une compagnie basée dans Concord, Ontario. Leur module de dock de tran-

sition est un de plusieurs qui reflètent les processus variés de l’opération commerciale d’un transporteur, il contrôle et transmet les détails de cette activité au système de facturation. Selon Greg la fonction dock de transition du système Accord, appelé Centreline TMS, fournit de multiples avantages. « Cette fonction donne des informations à nos clients sur la situation de leur marchandise et nous aide à évaluer la performance de nos conducteurs. Cet outil de contrôle est capable d’enrégistrer les heures d’arrivée, du chargement et du départ des conducteurs aux docks de transition. Les outils de facturation et de comptabilité sont des fonctions également importantes qui aident à réduire le taux de travail employé par l’entrée manuelle des données financières. Un bon programme va fournir des fonctions qui permettent de traiter les factures. Les modules de comptabilité devrait inclure des enrégistrements du grand livre, des listes de clients, le maintien des comptes et les fonctions de rapport. Les progammes de logiciel devrait contenir un journal des coùts de carburant et les dépenses associées avec les taxes, une fonction particulièrement importante parce que les taxes et les péages varient d’un état à l’autre aux États Unis. Certains programmes, comme le Centreline TMS d’Accord contiennent une fonction qui calcule toutes les variations de cargaison – la taille, le poids, la distance, par exemple – et sont capables de transmettre ponctuellement un prix de livraison. L’estimation du prix de transport de la cargaison par les employés qui sont obligés de consulter des manuels de façon régulière est ainsi éliminée.

Parmi les technologies d’ordinateur sont les services offerts par quelques compagnies comme Crimson Logic dont les systèmes offrent aussi les logiciels d’expédition traditionelle. Ces compagnies emploient la technologie pour expédier des marchandises transfrontalières à travers de multiples services, pour les transporteurs découragés par les paperasseries pénibles exigées par les autorités frontalières. Par exemple, Crimson Logic offre un portail web où les compagnies entrent les détails de leur e-manifests qui décrivent les cargaisons destinées aux États Unis. Si elle utilise le portail web, la compagnie reçoit ponctuellement un avis qui l’informe de la situation de son dédouanement. Les services de consultation de Crimson Logic incluent le remplissage des e-manifests de la part du transporteur et le dépot de ces informations aux courtiers de douane et aux autorités frontalières. Les compagnies de transport doivent s’attendre à voir une augmentation du nombre de dépots de données électroniques aux autorités frontalières du moment où le Canada commence à refléter les exigences des manifests ACE américains. Le programme de l’e-manifest ACI exigé par l’Agence de services frontaliers du Canadal (ASFS) est maintenant en état de marche, mais les transporteurs ont jusqu’à l’été 2012 pour se mettre en conformité avec les exigences, après quoi la mise en oeuvre sera complète et les transporteurs qui n’y sont pas conformes seront passibles d’amende. Le directeur de service Al Simard applique le programme de logiciels pour les fonctions diagnostiques chez Kenworth Truck Centres à Sudbury.


Section Française

Transports Canada

Transports Canada Appuie la Décennie d’Action Pour la Sécurité Routière des Nations Unies


ttawa, Ontario – le 11 mai 2011 - Pour célébrer le lancement officiel de la Décennie d’action pour la sécurité routière des Nations Unies, Transports Canada lance un défi aux usagers de la route au Canada : faire en sorte que nos routes soient les plus sécuritaires au monde. Plusieurs pays partout dans le monde soulignent ce lancement en illuminant en jaune des points d’intérêt. Au Canada, la tour du CN sera illuminée pour souligner l’occasion.

Les usagers de la route au Canada peuvent changer les choses en faisant des choix sécuritaires sur la route. Nous pouvons tous collaborer en évitant l’alcool au volant, en portant une ceinture de sécurité, en respectant les limites de vitesse, en évitant d’utiliser au volant un téléphone cellulaire ou un appareil servant à envoyer des messages texte et en attachant correctement nos enfants dans des dispositifs de retenue appropriés. Les automobilistes

doivent toujours être attentifs aux usagers de la route vulnérables, à savoir les piétons et les cyclistes, et ces derniers devraient toujours être prudents quand ils utilisent ou traversent une voie de circulation. Agissons dès maintenant pour faire en sorte que nos routes soient les plus sécuritaires au monde. Pour appuyer la Décennie d’action pour la sécurité routière des Nations Unies et favoriser une culture de la sécurité au Canada, l’année 2011

a été désignée l’Année nationale de la sécurité routière 2011. Transports Canada demande aux Canadiens de revoir leurs habitudes au volant. Pour plus de renseignements, consultez le ca/securiteroutiere2011. Au Canada, une personne est tuée sur nos routes toutes les quatre heures et environ 500 personnes sont blessées chaque jour. À l’échelle mondiale, environ 1,3 million de personnes sont tuées chaque année dans des collisions routières, et

environ 20 à 50 millions de personnes sont blessées. Ce nombre devrait augmenter au cours des 20 prochaines années, en particulier dans les pays à faible et à moyen revenu. Lors de l’assemblée g é n é rale des Nations Unies en mars 2010, une résolution a été adoptée sur la proclamation de la Décennie d’action pour la sécurité routière (20112020). Cette initiative, dirigée par l’Organisation mondiale de la santé, vise d’abord à stabiliser et à réduire le nombre prévu

de morts dans des collisions routières partout dans le monde en multipliant les activités de sensibilisation de la sécurité sur le plan régional, national et mondial. Pour plus de renseignements au sujet de la Décennie d’action pour la sécurité routière, consultez le (en anglais seulement). Pour plus de renseignements au sujet des programmes de sécurité routière de Transports Canada, veuillez composer le 800.333.0371.


Le Salon Du Camionnage De l’Atlantique

Dès Juin, On Fait Du Chemin Jusqu’à Moncton!


oncton, Nouveau-Brunswick – Le Salon du Camionnage de l’Atlantique s’amène en ville les 10 et 11 juin 2011, alors que le plus important et le plus inclusif des salons du camionnage du Canada atlantique s’installe au Colisée de Moncton. L’édition  2011 s’annonce des plus favorables pour mousser vos ventes et vous procurer d’intéressantes perspectives commerciales, au moment où les principaux

décideurs de l’industrie du transport et des opérations logistiques connexes s’apprêtent à moderniser leurs flottes et leurs entrepôts. L’économie mondiale est sur la voie de la reprise et la confiance des consommateurs connaît un regain. Or, c’est bien connu, l’industrie du camionnage est vitale pour l’économie nord-américaine, et celle-ci continue de prospérer même en période d’incertitude. Comme le rappelle le dicton : si vous

l’avez, c’est qu’un camionneur l’a transporté. Le Salon du camionnage de l’Atlantique se veut le rendez-vous de l’industrie où sont mis en vitrine les nouveaux produits et les plus récents équipements de transport et de camionnage commercial. Distributeurs, gestionnaires de flotte ou acheteurs à la recherche d’un camion, tous ces gens désirent discuter en personne avec vos représentants commerciaux et du domaine technique afin de mieux

planifier leur prochaine acquisition. Qu’il s’agisse de camions, de remorques, de composantes moteur, de pièces d’origine ou de services voués à l’industrie des camions de poids lourd ou moyen, le Salon du camionnage de l’Atlantique se veut le lieu idéal pour assister au lancement des produits les plus récents et novateurs sur le marché, dont l’industrie du transport et du camionnage ne saurait se passer. Bonne nouvelle pour

l’industrie : un rapport de la firme FTR  Associates prévoit un redressement spectaculaire de la demande pour le camionnage de classe 8. En effet, dans son édition de mars des Perspectives nord-américaines du camionnage et du transport commercial (North America Commercial Truck and Trailer Outlook), la firme prévoit un accroissement de la demande de plus de 50 % en 2011. Dans un tel contexte, le Salon du camionnage

de l’Atlantique s’impose comme un rendez-vous de choix, au bon endroit et au bon moment. Consultez le pour connaître les dernières mises à jour et pour obtenir d’autres détails intéressants! Renseignements à l’intention des médias : Denise Levesque-Miller, publiciste, Master Promotions, ou 1.888.454.7469 ou visiter www.masterpromotions. ca.


La Corporation Wajax

Wajax Annonce l’Acquisition de l’Entreprise Harper Power Products


oronto, Ontario – La Corporation Wajax a annoncé qu’à compter d’aujourd’hui, sa division Wajax Power Systems a acquis les actifs d’Harper Power Products Inc. (« Harper ») pour 21,6 millions de $, sous réserve d’ajustements postclôture. Pour l’exercice clos le 31 décembre 2010, Harper affichait des ventes annuelles ajustées d’environ 71 millions de $. Wajax Power Systems

assumera l’exploitation des 10 succursales d’Harper situées à Toronto, Ottawa, Hamilton, London, Sudbury, Timmins, Kingston, Cornwall, Niagara Falls et Pembroke. Harper est le distributeur ontarien autorisé pour les moteurs Detroit Diesel, Mercedes-Benz, MTU et Deutz, les groupes électrogènes sur site MTU et les transmissions Allison. À l’exception des moteurs Deutz, Wajax

Power Systems est actuellement le distributeur autorisé de ces lignes de produits dans le reste du Canada, sauf dans certaines parties de la Colombie-Britannique. Cette entreprise sera rebaptisée Wajax Power Systems. L’entreprise et les actifs d’Harper Truck Centers Inc., un concessionnaire de camions routiers exploité séparément dans la région du Grand Toronto, ainsi que

l’entreprise Thomas Built Bus d’Harper, n’ont pas été inclus dans la transaction d’achat. Au sujet de cette acquisition, Neil Manning, président et chef de la direction, a déclaré : « Il s’agit d’une acquisition très importante pour Wajax Power Systems. Par l’intermédiaire des activités établies d’Harper, nous renforçons notre présence de façon considérable sur le marché ontarien, que nous ne

couvrions que faiblement jusqu’à présent. Cette acquisition représente également un pas important dans la poursuite des objectifs stratégiques de la division, qui vise à devenir un fournisseur national de solutions intégrales de systèmes de puissance. » Wajax est une corporation diversifiée possédant trois entreprises principales de distribution qui proposent des services de vente et d’après-

vente de pièces et de services de soutien pour de l’équipement mobile, des éléments constitutifs industriels et des systèmes d’alimentation, s’appuyant sur un réseau de 108 succursales dans l’ensemble du Canada. Sa clientèle englobe des entreprises du secteur des ressources naturelles, de la construction, du transport, de la production, du traitement industriel et des services publics.


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OTN Goes to the Races

Again this year, Ontario Trucking News is one of the sponsors of former Canadian Modified Class Champion Andrew Hennessy. Andrew is now competing in the Late-Model Class.

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Canadian Fleet Maintenance Seminar

Wrap-Up of 2011 CFMS


arkham, Ontario - The Canadian Fleet Maintenance Seminar (CFMS) concluded its 48th annual conference at the Hilton Suites in Markham, Ontario May 9 th to 11 th. Despite increased sponsor attendance, a sold out Trade Show and two days packed full of informative panels, activities and high profile speakers, overall attendance was lighter than organizers wanted or expected and not unlike trends for similar industry events of recent years. The good news, one year after extensive changes were undertaken in 2010, the committee’s choice for location, content and organization appear to remain popular. Once again the event featured 9 information packed sessions and over 30 presenters speaking on current and relevant topics facing today’s industry. “Smartway” a U.S. initiative that will have implications for trucking throughout North America was explained by a panel made up of Steve Laskowski (OTA), Josh Lepage (Navistar) and Brent Larson (Wabash Trailers). Laskowski advised “The proposal itself is two pronged and deals with both greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) and fuel efficiency standards (FES). The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will be responsible for g ov e r n i n g G H G s t a n dards and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) will be responsible for g ov e r n i n g F E S . E PA’s proposed GHG standards would begin with model year 2014 while NHTSA’s rules would come into play in 2016 for most regulated categories. NHTSA would have a two year voluntary program beginning in 2014.” Laskowski later went on to say that “fuel savings are estimated at 316 million US gallons in 2014 with

savings reaching 1.9 billion US gallons in 2018. Long range forecasts of fuel savings in year 2050, are expected to reach 8.5 billion US gallons. Monies saved as a result of reduced fuel savings as a result of the regulation, pre-tax, are estimated at $700 million in 2014 reaching to $50 billion in 2050.” Hands On - Professional Training, a unique 4 part panel put together by Leighton Watkins (Bridgestone Bandag Tire Solutions) encouraged delegates to participate in 4 areas of routine maintenance. Wheel end adjustments presented by Dave Wallace of Stemco; Brakes which focused on Slack and push rod relationships by Todd Bourque (Haldex) and Claude Drouin (CFTS Group). Hydraulic Maintenance for PTO’s, Pumps and hoses was given by John Curtis (Parker Canada) and DPF/SCR which focused on what you need to know to service these critical areas by Steve De Sousa (Mack) and Norm West (DPF Cleaning Specialists). This was a new format for the CFMS and one which received many favourable comments, so look for it again at future seminars. Green Alternatives for your Fleet featured some of the changes that you can expect to see with the hybrid revolution beginning to take hold. Presenters Josh Lepage and Mark McGrew from Navistar touched on service points and features of both Hybrid and all electric vehicles and Steve Clark of Canada Post shared with everyone his experience with their new all electric eStar delivery vehicles, one of which was being on display outside. According to Clark the “eStar offsets 9.4 tons of GHG emissions or the equivalent of approx. 900 trees” a 6.2 ton / 600 tree saving over conventional hybrids.

Computer Technologies, moderated by this year’s chairman Jim Pinder outlined the use of computers in your maintenance shop and what’s available to help you track and maintain your equipment and components. Locate and schedule timely repairs and service, and find the information sources to help you perform the work. Linda Brown of the Canadian Automotive Repair and Services (CARS) also presented on their new program “Trucks on Demand” with a mandate to “address on a national basis the human resource tr ain in g de v e lo pme n t needs of the automotive repair and service industry”. Brown outlined computer training programs for existing technicians that will be available as an upgrade or refresher courses which can be delivered in a cost effective and timely manner. Other presenters on this panel were Bill Baldassi (T-Fleet Services); Paul Gallagher (Elm Technologies) and Pierre Valley Mack/Volvo Trucks Canada. Keeping with tradition John Montgomery of Volvo Trucks Canada announced the winner of the Canadian Fleet manager of the year award, which this year went to Les Wakeling of Canada Building Materials (CBM) Toronto. With 34+ years in the industry Wakeling who has been with CBM for the past 31 years oversees a fleet of over 400 mixers, trucks and tractor trailers from Windsor, Ontario to Gatineau, Quebec. As usual many friends and well-wishers were on hand to congratulate Les on his achievement. In addition to these activities, this year’s CFMS boasted an expanded trade show and outside display. As in previous years a silent auction and BBQ draw (donated by Home Hardware Stores) helped raise $2,800 in support of Prostate Can>> page 46 June 2011   41


NEW – The Complacency Coach

If it Sounds Too Good to be True, it Probably is!

By Bruce Outridge


ver the C.B. radio everyone can hear the announcement, “brand new barbecues, fifty bucks, still in the box, going fast!” I have heard this many times over the years at several truck stops across the North America. Many times it is the result of a produce trucker being told that his load won’t be accepted at the delivery point and he tries to sell it as fast as he can to recoup non-payment by the

company, which is more for the independent guys. Many times it is a trailer that has been stolen and the goods are being sold out of the back of the truck stop parking lot. The reason these crooks get away with this is that they drag the trailer to another part of the country before selling it. Therefore people don’t realize what has happened because it isn’t on the news. Now I mentioned barbecues early on because many times I have heard of these being sold, but it applies to anything from t-shirts, home decor, cars, and of late due to fuel prices, diesel fuel. So what can you do to combat the rising problem of theft? The first thing to remember is that you won’t be able to handle everything yourself, but working with

your company in general and being aware of your surroundings plays a huge role into the prevention of property being stolen. From a company’s standpoint there are many great products on the market to track equipment, monitor loads, and alert out of route travel, however much of that only helps once someone has stolen the equipment. Also with the size of some fleets, the cost of tracking devices and manpower to monitor the fleet become overwhelming to stay on top of in a diligent way. You would need a team of FBI agents to do a truly proper job of monitoring all of the fleet’s equipment. So the prevention part really comes down to the driver. Most drivers are checking their loads on a regular basis due to

procedures and regulations but where they fall down is that during the trip they become complacent. You’ve travelled 400 miles into the trip, start talking to someone on the C.B. as to where you are going, when your appointment time is, what product you’re carrying, etc. In your mind, all that you are doing is trying to stay alert. You can see the trailer so you don’t have to worry about someone stealing it while you’re traveling. What you may not realize is that you are being stalked and tracked. On the other end that person may be planning on the perfect place to steal equipment, freight, or both. Becoming complacent lets your guard down and creates problems. So here are some things you can do today to prevent theft of your unit or property. When speaking with someone you don’t know, never reveal relevant details of your trip. Monitor vehicles that may be following you for an unusual length of time. Stop at areas that are on main routes and park in well lit areas. Buy a lock that

you can keep in the truck to place on the back of trailers while eating in restaurants. Stay to general routes that your company follows. Don’t get creative by running back roads or areas that are not familiar to you. Remember being complacent means letting your guard down, which is where problems begin.


Kenworth Truck Company

Plant Receives Environmental Honour


i r k l a n d , Wa s h ington - The Kenworth Truck Company manufacturing plant in Renton, WA was recently honoured with a 2010 Gold Award presented by the King County Industrial Waste Program. The award is for compliance with the plant’s industrial wastewater discharge permit. The award recognized the plant for one year of no wastewater violations of any kind  covering discharge, permit, ordinance, reporting, self-monitoring, and  King  County  monitoring. K e n w o r t h ’s p l a n t s in  Renton,  Washington and Chillicothe, Ohio, both 42    June 2011

Bruce Outridge is a leadership and business consultant for the transportation industry. He is known as the “Complacency Coach” in some areas and helps professional drivers improve their productivity and efficiency. More details can be found on his website at

hold the prestigious ISO 14001:2004 certification for effective environmental management systems established to help build Class 8 trucks in an environmentally sustainable manner. Kenworth’s medium duty products are produced at the PACCAR manufacturing facility in Ste. Therese, Quebec, which also holds ISO 14001:2004 status. In addition, the Kenworth Renton plant currently holds a Best Workplace for Recycling and Waste Reduction Award presented in 2010 by  King  County’s Solid Waste Division for Kenworth’s outstanding efforts to reduce, reuse and recycle.



Cross Border Services

Flooding - Are You Concerned?

By Dawn Truell


ews is flying around about the devastation caused by all of the flooding in Canada and the U.S. from the Southern United States to the Midwest, all the way along the Mississippi River, across to the East Coast, Manitoba & Quebec Canada. Is anyone else out there concerned? Indeed our weather patterns are affecting our lives, from putting our homes in ruin, our lives in danger and our truck drivers driving on

unsafe roads. Manitoba flooding is reaching ‘unprecedented’ levels. Twenty areas in Manitoba are now under a state of emergency. Flood waters have spread across the province, overtaking roads, testing dikes threatening to shut down businesses in the area completely. Flooding of the Mississippi River, has displayed devastation no one has seen since the Great Flood of 1927. As the Mississippi River gushes downstream with no clear boundaries, flooding continues to deluge parts of Tennessee. Residents farther south brace for what will come. “When you see the Mississippi River and it’s about two miles wide because it’s lost its borders, it’s sobering,” said Tennessee

Governor Bill Haslam. In some areas, murky brown water has inundated entire neighborhoods, with only the roofs of buildings and treetops visible from the sky. In the past century, the Mississippi River flooding in April and May 2011 are among the largest and most damaging along the flood-prone U.S. River. Comparisons are being made with the major Mississippi River floods in 1927 and 1993. In April 2011, two major storm systems tracked through much of the vast Mississippi River watershed, dumping record rainfall over large areas. Already rising from springtime snow melt, the river, and many of its tributaries, began to swell to record levels by the beginning of

May. Areas along the Mississippi experienced flooding which include Illinois, Missouri, Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi, and Louisiana. U.S. President Barack Obama declared the western counties of Kentucky, Tennessee, and Mississippi Federal disaster areas. Fourteen people have died in Arkansas, with 340 dead across seven states in the preceding storms. Thousands of homes have been ordered evacuated, including over 1,300 in Memphis, Tennessee, and more than 2,000 in the state of Mississippi. Louisiana between Simmesport and Baton Rouge may be inundated with 20–30 feet (6.1–9.1 m) of water. It’s not just the Mississip-

pi Basin that’s flooding this spring. In the northeast, heavy rains and snowmelt have triggered flooding along Lake Champlain. Surging water has already swamped hundreds of homes and cottages on the lake’s 600-mile coastline. Across the countryside, people fled to higher ground, shored up levees trying to hold back the flood, unfortunately, these floods are much stronger than anyone anticipated.

I don’t have much of a backyard left from all of the rain and storms either, but I can’t complain. There are many people out there that have nothing left. For those people, stay safe. You are all in our prayers. For our faithful truck drivers out there, be careful, stay safe, and make it home! For information on any cross border issues contact me at


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Canadian Fleet Maintenance Manager (CFMS)

CFMS Crowns 23rd Annual Canadian Fleet Maintenance Manager


he 2011 winner of the Canadian Fleet Maintena n c e M a n a g e r Aw a r d was announced at the Canadian Fleet Maintenance Seminar held again at the Markham Hilton Suites May 9-11, 2011. This year’s winner was Les Wakeling of Canada Building Materials Inc. a division of St. Mary’s Cement Inc. based in Toronto, Ontario. Les has served in the industry for over 34 years, 31 of which have been with the CBM group and is an active member of the RMCAO (Regional Mixed Concrete Association of Ontario), THSAO (Transportation Health and Safety Association of Ontario) and ATSSA (Automotive Transportation Service Superintendents Association).

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As an active member of the Toronto ATSSA, and solid supporter of the CFMS, Les was on hand to graciously accept his award which was presented by John Montgomery, Regional Service Manager for Volvo Trucks Canada. During his day to day operations Les oversees the CBM fleet which is comprised of 400+ mixers, straight trucks and tractor trailers in 20 maintenance facilities spread across southern Ontario from Windsor to Gatineau Quebec employing the help of at least 34 Technicians and apprentices throughout these locations. Besides maintaining the fleet to a 97% availability status, Les also plays a key role in the spec’ing and purchasing of all CBM equipment. Over

the years Les has been instrumental in helping to develop, new configurations for the ready mix applications such as Hi-Lift steer axles, Simard twin steer configurations and Chalmers rear suspensions all of which have proven suitable for the ready mix industry. On a personal note Les is married with 3 children and very active in supporting his local sports programs coaching senior Lacrosse in Brampton, Six Nations and Buffalo, New York securing 5 Mann Cup victories in the process. Congratulations Les, we thank you for your dedication and the contributions that you have made to this vital industry over the years. As a Leader in our industry…Our hats are off to you!


John Montgomery (left), Canadian Regional Service Manager, Volvo Trucks Canada and Les Wakeling, Manager of Transportation and Maintenance, Canada Building Materials Inc.


From the

Driver’s Seat By: Carl McBride

Theft Prevention Products

Load theft has been a growing problem for the last number of years. Large locks and locking seals have been put onto the back of trailer doors. GPS tracking units have been put on both trucks and trailers. On- board truck computers have brought additional safety to drivers, trucks, trailers and their loads.

For this issue we asked our drivers this question: “What is your opinion of theft prevention products being introduced into the trucking industry in Canada today?”

Sylvain Groleau is a broker driver for Syline Transport from Montreal, Quebec. “Depending on what products are being used, I am in favor of anything to do with the safety of the driver and the load. More training needs to be done regarding GPS units and on-board computers.”

Glenn Kerry is a broker driver from Oxford, Nova Scotia. “Safety features on both trucks and trailers are a must in today’s industry. There have been too many loads stolen lately. The more safety equipment provided to drivers, the less worry drivers have about their own safety and the security of the loads.”

Cory Paugh drives for David Brown United Ltd. from Cambridge, Nova Scotia. “Being new to the company, it is a new adventure to learn about safety products on both trucks and trailers. An on-board computer is going to be a welcome tool to not only learn but to use on a daily basis. Safety in trucking is very important.”


Ministry of Transportation

Deadline Extended for B-Pass Refunds


redericton, NB, May 13, 2011 New Brunswickers now have until June 30 to return their Saint John Harbour Bridge B-pass for a refund, Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Claude Williams announced today. “Now that the tolls have been removed from the Saint John Harbour Bridge, the devices used for automatic payment are no longer required,” said Williams. “By extending this deadline from May 14 to June 30, we are ensuring New Brunswickers have ample time to receive any refunds that may remain on their accounts.” Williams said there is another option for the return of these devices. B-pass devices can be dropped off at St. Jo-

seph’s Hospital and various locations throughout the Greater Saint John area, or through any of the participating Saint John Dragon Boat Teams. Donors are asked to look for the Pass it on Campaign posters or call the St. Joseph’s Hospital Foundation office at 506.632.5596 for dropoff locations. Individuals who wish to receive a personal refund on their account may submit a request by email to, or by mail to: Department of Transportation, P.O. Box 6000, Fredericton, N.B., E3B 5H1. Applicants should include their name, complete mailing address and phone number, along with the transponder number or account number.


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Transport For Christ

All Men & Women Want to Be Happy

By Chaplain Len Reimer


ften we fail to discover the one sure path to happiness. In reality happiness does not consist of getting what you want. Even Solomon of old discovered that. Rather happiness is built on the foundation of acknowledging that Jesus Christ is the Lord of our lives. The path to happiness is the one that leads back to the Master. How happy do you have to be? How are you doing? This is a social question to which people want a brief casual answer. But, how should we answer it? Should we give it a shallow, trite answer or should we tell the truth, the plain unvarnished truth? According to the ABC evening news someone commits suicide every

>> page 41 cer. Also on hand this year was Joanne McKenzie and the Convoy for a Cure on behalf of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation Ontario (CBCFO). Unlike past seminars, two keynote speakers were featured this year. On Tuesday night Allison Graham of Elevate Seminars + Strategic Development Inc. shared here tips on how to build the ultimate network after which all present were released to tour the Information Suites and put their new skills to work. On Wednesday night an unfortunate situation/ illness prevented scheduled speaker Terry Evan46    June 2011

17 minutes. A staggering 500,000 additional people are treated in emergency rooms each year for attempted suicide. Why do people take their own lives? Because, they think it will make them happy. A quote from French scientist and religious philosopher Blaise Pascal states, “All men and women seek happiness. This is without exception and the motive of every action of every man and woman, even those who commit suicide“. A quote from Russian novelist Leo Tolstoy puts it this way; “I believe the motive power of all actions is personal happiness”. The reason people consume alcohol, take black market drugs, have illicit sex, read or watch porn is all in search of happiness. This world is not helpful, not now, nor ever. There is no lasting happiness outside of Jesus Christ, being apart from Jesus. Life really has no meaning. God desires for men and women to be part of His forever family. He makes every worldly pursuit lead ultimately to futility and frustration. Why?

shen from his intended performance. Thanks to the sponsor (Truck News /Motor Truck) and the quick thinking of Kathy Penner and her agency contacts, the CFMS crowd was treated to a surprise fill in. Pinball Clemons delivered his trademark interactive and lively presentation and life lessons. Last word was Terry was recovering in hospital with best wishes from everyone for a speedy recovery. For more information about this year’s seminar, check out their website which is being updated. The 2012 seminar is currently scheduled to take place next May 7th, 8th and 9th.


Because God knows that if you and I could find purpose and meaning in any worldly pursuit apart from Him, we would surely pursue it. God makes every avenue that leads away from Him into a dead end. Apart from Him, life has no meaning. Futility is the chief tool God uses to sovereignly draw men to Himself of

their own free will. God turns up the heat until we freely choose to leave the devil`s kitchen. God is far more interested in what kind of men and women we become than what we have when we get there. The single best way to encourage men and women for the long term is for them to become believers in Jesus Christ.

To experience the deep joy of faith and the abundant life offered through Jesus you must become a Christian. A Christian is one called to walk with Christ, equipped to live like Christ, and sent to work for Christ. To be a Christian means to be “with Christ”. He never scolded them. He invited men to come and be with

Him. Christian or discipleship means to attach Jesus to our minds and hearts. It means to let Him apply the gentle, steady, constant pressure that will change the location of our desires, motivation and ambitions. It is a slow process. The narrow road of obedience, leads to the broad road of joy, peace and happiness.


#37 June  

Eastern Trucking News, Issue 37, June 2011

#37 June  

Eastern Trucking News, Issue 37, June 2011