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Theme: EngineS & Engine Compliance

Taking Stock of Engine Builds & Compliance Standards

By Marek Krasuski

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rucking has time and again proven itself a forerunner of change by adapting to sweeping environmental standards. Exhaust reductions in 2002, soot controls in 2007, and the elimination of Nitrous Oxide (N0x) emissions in 2010 were pivotal events that demonstrated the industry’s adaptability. No doubt this history will support the transportation sector as it wrestles with new fuel efficiency standards introduced by the Obama Administration. The new program, developed by the US Department of Transportation and the Environmental Protection Agency, will affect trucks and buses built between 2014 and 2018. The requirements include a 20 percent reduction in fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions for combination tractors by the 2018 model year, beginning with 2014 builds. The changes are expected to spike sale prices of Class 8 trucks by $6,000 a significant amount, but one that many say will be absorbed in a year by accrued fuel savings. Reduction levels will be measured by carbon dioxide (C02) emissions calculated by a formula which at the time of this writing was not yet available to diesel engine manufacturers. The effort to bring engines up to the new standards has already been undertaken by some builders, even before the announcement on new rules was delivered by President Obama on August 9th of last year. According

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to Gary Crudge, General Sales Manager for Kenworth Truck Centres, the PACCAR manufactured MX engines that power m a n y o f K e n w o r t h ’s units already meets the new standards. Crudge adds that MX -equipped trucks can yield savings of 5 to $6,000 per year and more. “It’s safe to say that on high mile trucks running 300,000 miles a year, we are witnessing up to a$12,000 annual fuel savings depending on mileage, driver performance, weight and terrain, compared to some older less fuel efficient trucks.” The PACCAR MX engine model is reportedly the only diesel engine to use Compact Graphic Iron (CGI) in both the cylinder block and head. Other manufacturers use CGI only in blocks. The engines are 20 percent lighter and 75 percent stronger than conventional gray iron builds, delivering benefits such as quieter operation, durability and increased structural integrity. Fuel management is achieved by an electronic control module, and low operational speeds with excellent torque performance are typical characteristics of the MX engine which has a design life of one million miles. Crankshaft design has also been improved. The absence of counterweights and its lightweight construction account for quicker acceleration and increased power, as well as smoother operation of vehicles. Enhanced fuel efficiency and emission reductions also depend on the integration of design characteristics. Kenworth has for decades focused on aerodynamic advances. Its recent introduction of the T700 model fuses both engine and design improvements through a process the company calls “computational fluid dynamics.”

The heavy duty T700, best suited for LTL applications, is Kenworth’s flagship model that boasts the lowest aerodynamic drag of any Kenworth product ever built. Some improvements include aerodynamic roofs, bumpers, chassis fairings and hoods which, when opened, provide easy access to engine components. Having earned the distinction of being the first to receive EPA approval for its 2010 emission compliant engines, manufacturing giant Volvo Trucks is also the top seller of 13 and 11 litre engines in the U.S. (Conventional on road HD engine sizes have been reduced from typical 15 litre engines, a practice driven by EPA standards.) According to company officials, “Volvo’s fully integrated engines with Ishift transmission work in concert to maximize performance, driving Volvo Trucks’ industry leadership in fuel efficiency.” The company’s latest package is the XE 13 which, with the 13 litre D13 engines, delivers up to 500 hp and 1750 ib. ft. of torque. Reports say that “because the drivetrain is fully integrated, each system knows precisely what demands are being placed on each component. The high speed communication network allows the tractor’s I-shift transmission to direct the engine to respond to its needs instead of the other way around.” Volvo, meanwhile, will proceed with a five year research plan aimed at freight-moving efficiency of heavy duty trucks and the reduction of greenhouse gases thanks to research funding from the US government. In achieving program goals of Class 8 efficiency gains, Volvo will focus on improved truck aerodynamics and energy conversion effi-

ciency. Volvo Trucks senior vice president, sales and marketing, hailed the program as an important step forward in the integration of best practices. “We are delighted to receive this SuperTruck award that builds upon an already strong relationship with the U.S. Department of Energy. Freight transportation plays a vital role in our daily lives and the strength of our nation, so it’s essential that we step up our efforts to create the best, most efficient heavy-duty truck solutions possible. This public-private partnership is an important step forward as we continue to expand our technology leadership.” Another major player, Navistar International, continues to pursue its share of the medium-duty market with the MaxxForce 7 engine that powers most TerraStar and DuraStar medium duty vehicles. Upgrades to the V8 turbodiesel engine include a high pressure common rail fuel system, dial sequential turbochargers, and a compacted graphite iron block, features which the company says will deliver a better engine with outstanding power, performance, reliability and fuel economy. The graphite iron blocks, modelled after the MaxxForce 11 and 13, are claimed to add 75 percent more tensile strength, 40 percent better stiffness and 200 percent improved fatigue resistance compared to conventional block construction. The graphite block combined with additional features will increase the B50 engine life from 350,000 to 500,000 miles. Introduced in 2010, ratings for the MaxxForce 7 “have been boosted up to 300 horsepower and 660 lb.-ft. of torque. The new dual sequential turbo-

chargers design and highpressure common-rail fuel system yield higher peak power for impressive acceleration, grade climbing and towing capability,” the company says. International is the only company to harness EGR (Exhaust Gas Recirculation) technology to meet EPA 2010 emissions standards compared to the remaining engine builders who adopted the SCR (Selective Catalytic Reduction) alternative. EGR eliminates nitrous oxide emissions (N0x) inside the engine, a method which some competitors claim will fall short of the strict EPA guidelines. The MaxxForce 7’s basic warranty is a year longer than standard coverage on most medium duty counterparts. Engine refinements are likely to continue in tandem with other modifications necessary to meet ongoing regulations. This year, for example, will see the introduction of new brake stopping requirements for commercial vehicles. The initiative mandated by the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), and followed by Canadian transport authorities, calls for an approximate 30 percent reduction in stopping distance allowances. The move will require the installation of new disc brakes with approved OEM brake lining with enough friction to stop

vehicles within shorter distances. In Ontario, all new builds must now meet new SPIF requirements. The Safe, Productive, Infrastructure Friendly (SPIF) program affects all vehicles equipped with lift axles. As well, wheels on SPIF-approved trailers will be required to remain on the road surface in order to distribute cargo weight evenly and thus reduce damage to Ontario’s road infrastructure caused by excessive weight concentration. In addition, all SPIF-compliant trailers must be equipped with self-steering trailer wheels, a feature which many claim will help prevent tires from ripping apart on corners. Some, like Kenworth Truck Centre General Sales Manager Gary Crudge, foresee the installation of black boxes, another technology advancement that will hike up the sales ticket on new builds, but will also level the playing field. “Mandatory black boxes mean that operators won’t be able to run illegally. Drivers will not be falling asleep at the wheel, lives will be saved, and everyone will be forced to work within the same parameters,” he says. As rising unit costs, tighter regulations, increased competition and reduced freight rates define the industry, little room will be left for competitors unable to operate according to the most exacting efficiency standards.

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Mack Trucks, Inc.

Bulldog Power Leads the Pack

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reensboro, NC – For the first time, 13-liter engines have become the number one choice of U.S. Class 8 truck customers, and Mack is part of the heavy-duty truck manufacturing group that sells more 13-liter engines in the U.S. than anyone else. The Mack MP7 engine is also the top-selling 11-liter engine in the U.S.* “We’re seeing a shift in the market to less than 15-liter engines as customers increasingly focus on operational efficiency,” Kevin Flaherty, Mack senior vice president – U.S. and Canada said. “Mack’s leadership in the 11-and 13-liter engine segments also reflects strong customer response to our

MP series engines with ClearTech SCR Technology and growing demand for our MACK® mDRIVE™ transmission. The powertrain technologies we have in the market today allow us to deliver tremendous horsepower and torque through smaller liter engines while offering significant savings, both in terms of upfront cost and fuel efficiency.” * 11-liter engine segment: Based on YTD July 2011 U.S. Class 8 R.L. Polk registrations current engine manufacturers (liter range from 10.8 to 11.9); 13-liter engine segment: Based on YTD July 2011 U.S. class 8 R.L. Polk registrations current engine manufacturers (liter range

from 12.7 to 13.0) Dedicated to quality, reliability, and total customer satisfaction, Mack Trucks, Inc. has provided its customers with innovative transportation solutions for more than a century. Today, Mack is one of North America’s largest producers of heavy-duty trucks and MACK® trucks are sold and serviced through an extensive distribution network in more than 45 countries. Mack trucks and diesel engines sold in North America are assembled in the United States. Mack manufacturing locations are certified to the internationally recognized ISO 9001 standard for quality and ISO 14001 standard for environmental management systems.

Mack is also a proud sponsor of Share the Road, an American Trucking Associations’ public information campaign aimed at enhancing the safety of our nation’s roadways. Mack Trucks, Inc. is part

of the Volvo Group, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks, buses and construction equipment, drive systems for marine and industrial applications, aerospace components and

services, and is one of the world’s leading producers of heavy-diesel engines (9-16 liter). For more information about Mack, visit our Web site at www.macktrucks. com.

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Mack Trucks, Inc.

Competition Pits Extremely Big Guys Against Extremely Powerful Truck

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reensboro, NC – The most powerful truck Mack has ever built has tested the strength of the world’s most powerful men. The heavy-haul Titan by Mack™ dominated the recent truck-pull event of The Met-Rx World’s Strongest Man competition, held at Wingate University in Charlotte, NC. The battle pitched the behemoth Bulldog against 10 athletes in the truckpull showdown in the Final of this year’s competition. The competitors pulled the Titan tractor, which weighed in at 10 metric tons (22,000 lbs), over a distance of 25 meters (27.3 yards). Hapfor Julius Bjornsson was the winner, pulling the Titan the full distance in the shortest amount of time. Created in 1977, the World’s Strongest Man has become the premier event in strength athletics. Every year, bodybuilders

and power lifters compete in a range of extreme events that test the limits of human strength and endurance. For the truckpull event, athletes wear a harness and pull a truck, with the help of a rope. The winner is the athlete who completes the course in the fastest time. “Just like the competitors in this event, the Titan is all about tough and extreme,” said John Walsh, Mack director of public relations. “It is engineered for handling the toughest jobs in the most extreme conditions – oil fields, logging, heavy equipment hauling. It doesn’t flinch in rugged terrain or brutal weather.” Event organizers contacted Mack Truck Sales of Charlotte, Inc. and specifically requested a Titan for the two truck-pull events. “The Titan has earned a reputation as one of the world’s toughest trucks,” said Don Krom, sales man-

ager for Mack Truck Sales of Charlotte. “Customers know they are getting the most powerful engine ever offered by Mack, plus outstanding durability and quality.” The Titan model was introduced by Mack in 2008. It is powered by the Mack MP10 engine with a top rating of 605 hp and 2,060 lb-ft of torque and is built for strength with Mack’s Cornerstone chassis. A short front axle position increases load capacity and maneuverability, while high ground clearance gives drivers maximum control for navigating the sharp inclines and uneven terrain frequently found on logging and construction sites. The Titan is also designed to keep drivers comfortable and productive. From the air-ride cab mounting to the ergonomic interior and easy-to-read dash displays, it protects the driver from harsh exter-

ior conditions and eases difficult work days. Every new Titan, including the truck that was used in The Met-Rx World’s Strongest Man competition, features stunning trim packages with options such as button-tuck headliners and door panels or ultraleather seats – details that even the toughest Mack driver will appreciate. Dedicated to quality, reliability, and total customer satisfaction, Mack Trucks, Inc. has provided its customers with innovative transportation solutions for more than a century. Today, Mack is one of North America’s largest producers of heavy-duty trucks and MACK® trucks are sold and serviced through an extensive distribution network in more than 45 countries. Mack trucks and diesel engines sold in North America are assembled in the United States. Mack manufacturing locations are certified

to the internationally recognized ISO 9001 standard for quality and ISO 14001 standard for environmental management systems. Mack is also a proud sponsor of Share the Road, an American Trucking Asso-

ciations’ public information campaign aimed at enhancing the safety of our nation’s roadways. For more information about Mack, visit our Web site at www.macktrucks. com.

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Trade News

Tariff Removal on Trailer & Truck Parts Boosts Canadian Manufacturing By Marek Krasuski

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anadian parts manufacturers in the transportation industry will benefit from the elimination of tariffs on key imported components. The decision was announced November 27th, 2011 by federal Finance Minister Jim Flaherty. “By lowering costs for these businesses, we are enhancing their ability to compete in domestic and foreign markets and helping them invest and create jobs here at home,” he said in a press release. Parts used to make trailers and transportation equipment are included in the list of 70 different products subject to tariff-free status in several manufacturing sectors. The decision is the latest in a series of tariff-reduction

measures supporting the government’s 2010 commitment to create a tarifffree zone for Canadian industrial manufacturers. This latest decision will eliminate $32 million in import duties each year. Since 2009, the government has eliminated tariffs on 1,800 products and has saved business $436 million. Analysts credit the government for moving in the right direction, but some, like Claude Drouin, Technical Consultant for CFTS Group Inc., question the overall impact of these savings. “The $435 million savings spread among 1,800 products is not a lot of money to alleviate the growing burden placed upon Canadian carriers by rising fuel costs, operational expenses, labour, and the number of products

required to successfully operate freight companies,” he said. The savings to manufacturers, moreover, will not be felt through the entire supply chain, according to Wes Govier of Regional Spring, an Ontario-based truck parts and service provider. “As a retailer, the elimination of these tariffs is likely to have little impact on us with respect to significant price reductions.” Flaherty concluded his announcement with a missive on the government’s pro-business philosophy: “We believe in free trade in Canada. We are a free trading nation — that is the source of our strength, our quality of life, our economic strength. Some of these oldfashioned tariffs get in the way so we’re getting rid of them.”

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Making Your Miles Count

The Disinformation in Operator Taxes

By Robert Scheper

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ince the publication of my book in 2007 I have had the pleasure of talking to operators and accountants coast to coast about taxes. Most of the conversations go really well, however, it has become painfully clear that disinformation is still very normal. There are several things either operators or accountants still believe about taxes: first is that there are few options, and second is that those limited options produce

little difference. It’s a little like implying all truckers make the same money, or all trucks produce the same results. It’s a gross oversimplification. If a truck is spec’d right and driven professionally for a well-paying carrier, the results will be dramatically different from one that misses on all three cylinders. The net income of the former can often be two or three times that of the latter. The same can be said about taxes. The gross oversimplification of taxes is: self employed is the only available system that makes sense for operators. That’s just not so! The Canadian Income Tax Act provides a whole range of options for reporting income - some beneficial, others not so much. The general rule is this: the easier it is, the less benefit and options you have. The more complex it is, the more benefit and

options. The reason is the income tax system was written by lawyers and accountants in such a way that average citizens would become dependent on … lawyers and accountants. It’s not fair, but is anyone implying the income tax system is based on fairness? There is good news. What was too complex for the average citizen 25-30+ years ago is now do-able thanks to automation, the internet and education. Each available tax system has its own set of advantages and disadvantages. Self-employed is low cost and easy to set up/ administer for both operator and accountant, but incorporation - T4’s and per diem - is not. Self employed operators cannot use the simplified method ($51 per day) and must retain meal receipts for all deductions (IC73-21R9). Incorporated employees may collect a per diem

(non-taxable benefit) that doesn’t require receipts but does require other supporting documents and payments. The distinction in just these two features alone can create a huge difference in net tax payable ($7-10,000 annually). The difference is so large, in fact, that it creates other complicated disadvantages such as: drop in annual CPP contributions, drop in disability coverage (in most policies), possible future financing problems (due to drop in taxable income), increase in complexity of cash flow and government reporting, reclassification of taxes as monies in trust rather than amount owing, and the potential liability of defending the return to CRA officials. Of the seven disadvantages the three most critical are: disability, financing, and liability. The properly administered system is

not for operators who fly by the seat of their pants. Liability is the sleeping giant. A re-assessment could total $10-$12,000 per year. So looming is this threat, that if this potential liability is not secured I recommend you don’t venture into the option. Over the last four years I have spoken to operators and accountants coast to coast and investigated several cases. Simply put, accountants and operators too often are not compliant and CRA is not consistent in the application of rules. It appears Canada has regions with different emphasis on compliance and understanding of the rules (which gives a false sense of security in the future). This means that truckers talking over a cup of coffee are sometimes innocently spreading disinformation to their friends. At the going rate it may

take as long as five to eight+ years to assist operators (and sometimes the CRA) in the proper application of the Per diem system. However, once it is universally applied across Canada (in its auditable form) the industry liability will be minimized or even eliminated. This requires the proper education of both the operator and tax preparer since the Per diem system requires the full co-operation of both. Robert D Scheper operates an accounting and consulting firm in Steinbach, Manitoba. He has a Masters Degree in Business Administration and is the author of the Book “Making Your Miles Count: taxes, taxes, taxes” (now available on CD). You can find him at www.thrconsulting.ca and thrconsulting.blogspot.com or at 877.987.9787. You can e-mail him at robert@ thrconsulting.ca.

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Cummins Inc

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New 4,000 HP QSK95 Engine

ummins has just introduced the w o r l d ’s m o s t powerful high-speed diesel. The 95-liter 16-cylinder QSK95 is the first engine in a new highhorsepower diesel and gas platform that will extend up to the 120-liter 20-cylinder QSK120, capable of over 5000-hp (3728 kW) output. The QSK95 is designed for high-hour, h i g h l o a d applications in passenger and freight l o c o motives, marine vessels and ultra-class mine haul trucks as well as power generation applications and a ready-to-install drilling power module.

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Design features, product benefits and more are available at QSK95 Introduction. Cummins Unveils 2013/2014 Solution At Transit Bus Show Cummins unveiled a complete product portfolio at the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) Expo, including diesel, dieselelectric hybrid and natural gas engines capable of meeting EPA 2013 and 2014 federal regulations. EPA 2013 emissions regulations call for on-highway engines to be equipped with On-Board Diagnostics (OBD). New regulations for 2014 from the EPA and the U.S. Depart-

ment of Transportation (DOT) establish standards for carbon dioxide (CO2) and fuel-efficiency. Cummins on-highway engines will meet OBD as well as GHG and fuel-efficiency requirements by Jan. 1, 2013. See Cummins 2013/2014 Solution for additional information. LiuGong and Cummins Partner To Build MidRange Engines Cummins and Guangxi LiuGong Machinery Co. Ltd. have announced a joint-venture partnership to manufacture MidRange engines at a new facility in southern China. Engine production will commence in 2013, with initial volumes planned at 50,000 units with the capability to expand in the future. These engines will be adapted for local construction equipment markets to meet the demand of

LiuGong and other equipment manufacturers in China. See LiuGong and Cummins Partnership for more information. ISBe Is Natural Choice For Hybrids Lowering fuel consumption and CO2 emissions in public transportation is driving the demand for more diesel electric hy-

brid bus installations. In Europe, Cummins ISBe4.5 and ISBe6.7 engines have become the most widely selected for this type of low-carbon solution. Cummins ISBe engines already meet Euro 5 and EEV emissions without the need for additional particulate filtration and

the resulting installation and maintenance costs. Clean design characteristics coupled with high power-to-weight ratios allow the replacement of higher displacement engines. Additional details can be found at Natural Choice for Hybrids – Cummins ISBe.

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Emergency Road Services Corporation (E.R.S.)

E.R.S. Helps Children Charity Benefit in Hamilton

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awn Violo from Emergency Road Services Corporation (E.R.S.) and Joyce Rattray From R-Place Tavern in Hamilton, Ontario, teamed up to present a wonderful Christmas Party to 200 needy children on December 11, 2011. Dawn and Joyce have been putting on a Christmas charity for some time, an event which grows with the passing of each year. A hot meal was provided for all 200 children and their parents/guardians and included a chat with Santa. Each child also received multiple Christmas gifts, face paintings, a reptile viewing and treat bags to take home. Dawn and Joyce began to put the

charity event together in September by soliciting donations from the trucking industry and local Hamilton businesses. The money raised was used to buy all the food, drinks, and the hundreds of Christmas gifts for the children. Dawn and Joyce would like to extend a special thanks to the following people for their generous contributions to the benefit; A.T.S.S.A. – Toronto Chapter, Lloyd from Vitran Express, Vito from Highland Transport, Lorraine from ATS Retail, Bruno from GoJit, Scottie and Mike from Moncton Peterbilt, Wendy from Drive Star, Ed from KBW Towing, Derek from Abrams Towing, Tom from Pro Reefer,

Jonathan from Always on Call, Mark from Van on the Run, Brad from Mobile Mechanical Solutions, Pat from Spellar Truck, John from Circle B, Darryl from Darryl’s Mobile, Dave from Done Rite Construction, Tracey from E.R.S., Thomas and Hilda Hamilton and John and Linda Butler. The event would not have been a huge success without the generous donations of money and gifts from these people. Generous donations from all other supporters were also greatly appreciated. At this time of the year we are called upon to reflect on what we have and to give to those in need. All of the donors are special people who have truly made a dif-

Charity event guests included: (from left) Charmaine from FedEx, Tracey from ERS, Dawn from ERS, Alvis from ERS, Lorraine from ATS Retail and Lloyd from Vitran Express. ference in the lives of 200 special children. If anyone would like to

make a donation to next year’s event, please contact Dawn Violo at E.R.S. at

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Revisiting Your Right to Defend Yourself

By Mark Reynolds

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know I have addressed this issue before but, I think it needs to be addressed again. When you are charged with an offence in Provincial Offences court, you have the right to represent yourself in court and in some instances this is the right way to proceed. There are many other instances where this is simply not the way to go. For example, last month I was in court and watched a woman defend herself against a speeding offence. If convicted, she would lose demerit points. The officer was not present in the courtroom. He was on vacation. The prosecutor asked the woman if she would agree to an adjournment so that the officer could be present at the next court date. The woman agreed, and the

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matter was set over to a new date for trial. I then witnessed a man who had been charged with careless driving and instead pleaded guilty to following too close, which would reduce his demerit points from 6 to 4. The same officer had written this charge as well and was still on vacation. Both of these defendants agreed to assist the prosecutor in convicting them, when in fact both cases (in my view) should have been withdrawn. Had these two individuals been represented, there would have been a strong argument put forth to the justice that an adjournment should not be granted to allow the officer to attend court on a later date. If the officer was ill or injured and the prosecutor asked for an adjournment it would likely be granted. This officer was away on vacation. The prosecutor knew this and should have filed a motion to adjourn the matter at least 3 days prior to the court date. This would have given both defendants the option of attending on that

day or simply attending on the new date. Both of these defendants took time out of their day to attend court when the officer was not going to appear. The prosecutor should not have been granted the adjournment because he did not file that motion. Although

the prosecutor did not force these decisions on these two defendants, they made these decisions without full knowledge of the fact that there was a strong argument to be made to have their charges withdrawn. The vast majority of paralegals in Ontario of-

fer a free consultation. Had these two individuals decided to retain competent representatives, they would likely have had the charges withdrawn. Did they really save any money? I guess they will know when their next insurance bill arrives in the mail. My guess is that they

will be paying more for a few years. Mark Reynolds is a licenced paralegal, a former truck driver, MTO enforcement officer, provincial trainer and Enforcement coordinator and can be reached at 416.221.6888 or MarkReynolds@OTTLegal. com.

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Health Insurance Matters

Corporate Tips for Increasing Your Profitability in 2012

By Lina Demedeiros

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hroughout the years many transport companies have found a variety of ways to offset their largest expense: insurance. This includes increased deductibles for physical damage, self insurance, and pooling risk

with other carriers. Yet, annual increases still occur. These very tools designed to offset risk can be undermined by a lack of due diligence performance and by failure to consult an advisor. By comparison, implementing group health & dental, group long term disability for drivers and alternatives to the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board can increase profits. The need for due diligence is now even greater in the wake of new legislation in 2012 that impacts the construction industry and, by extension, the trucking sector. On the corporate side,

many companies have paid annual increases of 10 percent on fleet insurance packages. This escalation could have been avoided by adhering to due diligence practices, thus reducing operational expenses and increasing profitability. Here are some suggestions for the New Year to consider as tools for increasing corporate profitability: 1. Review your contract. If the contract is weighted in favor of employment law, you may find yourself in litigation or fined by WSIB in the event of an audit. 2. Talk to your general

insurance broker about premium increases as they relate to physical damage and liability. Determine if these can be offset by other insurance tools. 3. Consult an independent broker who represents multiple carriers and specializes in benefits and compliance matters in the transportation market. 4. Control the administration of benefits afforded to your employees and owner operators. This minimizes liability. 5. Add long term disability benefits to your plan. This is 100% paid by the employee

and ranks as a growing advantage for drivers and helps build driver retention. 6. Analyze coverage terms and conditions for your independent owner operators. Although most claims are short term, 5-year benefit plans for independent owner operators may undermine your profits in the event of a total loss claim. 7. Confirm with you advisor the steps needed to minimize corporate liability. Ensure that in the event of an owner/operator motor vehicle accident, the contract does not hold the

fleet owner’s insurance company liable as the first and principal payer of an insurance claim. 8. Ask your advisor to implement all available tools necessary to offset any liability back to the company. 9. Seek alternative coverage plans for owner operators which can help reduce costs. For more information, please contact your advisor or visit our website at www.lmdfinancial.com. Lina M. Demedeiros, RHU, Living Benefits Specialist

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Arrow Truck Sales, Inc.

Vikas Gupta New Branch Manager

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rrow Truck Sales, Inc., the leading source of pre-owned heavy-duty and medium-duty trucks in North America, announced that Vikas Gupta has been promoted to Branch Manager of their Toronto location. “Our decision to promote Vikas to Branch Manager was based on a number of reasons,” stated Steve Clough, President

of Arrow Truck Sales, Inc. “His professionalism and extremely strong work ethic were definite factors. But combined with his complete dedication to the Canadian trucking industry, and the personal interest he takes in his customers, we believe that there is no one more capable to manage the branch successfully.” “Vikas is a one-of-akind person,” said Scott Taylor, Arrow’s Eastern Regional Manager. “I’ve never met anyone more professionally driven than Vikas. He has a strong desire for continuous learning in today’s business environment and he is 100% dedicated to helping customers satisfy their transportation equipment needs. He truly is an inspiring person.” Again this year, Gupta was the #1 salesperson of all Arrow sales representatives in the US and Canada, a ranking he has held for the last 3 years. Gupta has earned the distinction of becoming a member of the exclusive “President’s Club,” as well as earning a “Diamond Level” award, which was his seventh time in the past eight years. But even more impressive than the awards he earns is the fact

that about 80% of Gupta’s truck sales come from repeat customers and/or customer referrals.

Gupta started with Arrow in 2004 as a sales representative. He is also a Certified Truck Appraiser, Road Today Trucking Magazine’s Administrator and a co-host of the radio show “Good Morning Today.” Previously, Gupta was a computer professional with over 15 years of management experience in sectors such as media, education, event planning and the I.T. industry. He emigrated from India along with his family nearly 10 years ago. For more information, visit www.arrowtruck. ca or www.arrowtruck. com.

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The Safety Tip Adviser

How Serious Are You About Snow Removal?

By Alvis Violo

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t’s that time of the year again when the issue of snow removal from trailer roofs needs to be re-addressed. It seems that as every year passes, our Provinces/States are taking the issue more seriously in order to prevent serious injuries or deaths. If you ask most fleet managers, they will agree that the accumulation of snow and ice on trailer roofs, which could weigh as much as two tonnes, is a major safety issue. These same fleet managers will probably also admit that the snow and ice also contribute to weight limit violations and a decrease in fuel economy. Although these fleet managers acknowledge the problem, in a study conducted in 2008 by the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI), 54 percent of respondents reported they rarely or never remove accumulated snow or ice. It is interesting to note that in the same study, 35 percent of respondents admitted to an experience of snow or ice causing personal injury or property damage to another motorist. Until recently, there were no laws in Canada or the U.S. requiring the removal of snow or ice from vehicles, but things are starting to change. In Canada, Quebec has passed a law that states, “no person…when driving a vehicle, (will) allow snow, ice or any other substance to fall from the vehicle onto a public highway.” Three years ago, the governor of New Jersey signed a law that sets fines for vehicles with dangerous accumulations of snow. The New Jersey law is be-

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lieved to be the first of its kind in the U.S. In the last few years, it looks like the U.S. has decided to take the removal of snow more seriously as there are now a total of twenty states that have some form of law in place. The list of states includes Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Georgia, Indiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, West Virginia and Wisconsin. The fact that not all provinces and states have passed snow removal laws should not give us a false sense that all the other

provinces and states do not penalize drivers and companies who cause personal injury or property damage from falling snow or ice. The majority of jurisdictions prefer to throw the book at drivers after the snow or ice has fallen. In serious accidents, authorities can broadly interpret other regulations governing commercial vehicles to increase the penalty. Once you cause an accident, rules covering pre-trip inspections, size and weights, and cargo securement can apply. So how do most companies remove the snow or ice? One of the lowest cost solutions is to send a driver or employee up on the roof to clear the snow or ice. The problem is, occupational

health and safety legislation in both Canada and the U.S. prohibit workers from climbing on trailer tops without approved fall protection equipment. What this means is that sending an employee up on a trailer roof is not only dangerous, it is most probably illegal. If anyone is looking for a possible solution, Emergency Road Services Corporation (E.R.S.) may have the answer. E.R.S. has set up a network of service providers across Canada and the U.S. that are ready to remove the snow and ice from trailer roofs. On average, E.R.S. will have a service provider at your trailer within one hour. You can have the snow and ice removed quickly

and you will avoid possible personal injuries to your own employees. The individual service providers and E.R.S. also have their own insurance in case of personal injury. Regardless of how you choose to solve the problem, please keep in mind the lives of others on our roads as your decisions could be a matter of life or death. Drive safe, think positive and be prosperous.

Alvis Violo is the C.E.O. of Emergency Road Services Corporation., a coast to coast bilingual (English & French) roadside assistance company dedicated to the trucking industry in Canada and the U.S. For more information visit www. emergencyroadservices. com, or call 877.377.2262. Please send your questions, feedback or comments about this column to alvis@emergencyroadservices.com

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Cross Border Services

Beyond the Border: Shared Vision for Border Security and Economic Growth by Prime Minister of Canada and President of U.S.A.

By Dawn Truell

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s Canada surrendering powers such as harmonized regulations over to the U.S.A.? Is that really what’s going on here? Let’s get the facts straight! First question on everyone’s mind is, what exactly is this recently announced Beyond the Borders agreement, and how does it affect us? When multiple security programs – the North A m e r i c a n F r e e Tr a d e Agreement, PIP Partners In Protection, FAST Free and Secure Trade, C-TPAT Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism, API Advance Passenger Information, IBET Integrated Border Enforcement Teams, ACE Automated Commercial Environment, eManifest, ACI Advance Commercial Information, NEXUS, Shiprider Program, AEO Automated Economic Operators – came into being, did anyone truly question why? Where did they come from? What were the ideas behind them? All of these programs are specifically

aimed at increasing border security, safety and resilience between Canada and the U.S.A. amid the backdrop of our increasingly integrated and globalized world. The Beyond the Borders program has been in the works for 10 years, following the 911 tragedy of the previous decade which gave rise to Smart Borders, the first security initiative. While addressing security threats at the earliest points possible through this, and subsequent programs, the Beyond the Borders agreement is also taking into account these sweeping measures while respecting the privacy, civil liberties and human rights of citizens in both Canada and the U.S.A. While the Prime Minister of Canada, Stephen Harper, and the President of the United States of America, Barack Obama, remain friends, have children the same ages, share similar political beliefs, and think highly of each other’s leadership qualities, speculation that this agreement has come to fruition because of their friendship is misleading. Beyond the Borders is about securing our shared borders and allowing easier access for trusted Canadian companies to enter the US market. The Beyond the Borders

agreement was actually written and presented on February 4, 2011. The media release and the official announcement to the world took place on December 7, 2011. Realistically, this agreement is a formality given the fact that for the past 10 years all of the above mentioned programs have been in effect for the purpose enhanced border security. Beyond the Borders is a mutual recognition between Canada and the U.S.A. to secure our borders while accelerating the legitimate flow of goods, people and services between our two countries in a partnership that supports economic competitiveness, prosperity and the promise of job creation. This risk management approach originally started with the C-TPAT program d e v i s e d i n N ov e m b e r 2001 by the U.S.A. following the tragedy of 911. Canada then followed suit with the PIP Partners in Protection measure. These programs, including the aforementioned supporting initiatives, and the Beyond the Borders program, address travel in its multiple modes land, air, sea and now space and cyberspace. Originally, information from the C-TPAT and PIP programs was kept con-

fidential and remained within the protective scrutiny of companies, PIP and C-TPAT. Now there is a mutual agreement that obliges company officials to share information between these two programs in order to facilitate the expeditious of goods for all involved. To ease cross border travel this agreement includes an integrated Canada-United States entry-exit system whereby the exchange of relevant entry information into one country serves to verify exit from the other country. Increased border personnel is also proposed to support the volume of commercial and passenger traffic. For commercial traffic, Customs processing will be streamlined and aimed at reducing the cost of conducting legitimate cross-border business. An integrated cargo security strategy ensuring compatible screening methods before departure from foreign ports bound for Canada and the United States is also being developed to accelerate subsequent crossings at land ports of entry between our two countries. The cost of the implementation of the Beyond the Borders program is about $200-million annually, says Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird. When we read about pilot projects such as the pre-clearance of truckloads as they leave the factories of trusted manufacturers in Canada for U.S. destinations, we know that many are already participants in the C-TPAT, PIP and FAST programs. If you are one of them, then you are already aware of the fact that security and the unfettered movement of goods are the underlying purposes of these programs. You also know that

to qualify you must meet minimum requirements to get pre-clearance authorization prior to hitting the borders so that when your shipment does arrive at the US border, you will be allowed to proceed through without hassle or secondary screening. Some of you might disagree. Indeed, I know that this is not always the case. Beyond the Borders is really the formalization of the previously instated multiple programs. Both governments recognize there are numerous issues surrounding the cross border movements within the commercial environment. These talks are a response to that concern. We live and work in an integrated global economy. The key motivation for this border deal was to ensure that the Canadian and U.S. economies remain competitive. Practices such as repeated inspections of auto parts, for example, shipping delays, and protracted border wait times are delays we simply can’t afford. Countless Canadian companies have stopped exporting to the United States, concentrating on riskier overseas markets or simply staying grounded within Canada’s borders. This unfortunate practice threatens our ability to grow the economy. Our Prime Minister is hoping that the Beyond the Border agreement will stimulate trade between Canada and the U.S.A., especially

in the wake of China’s ascendancy over Canada as the leading exporter to the U.S.A. in 2009. We need to change that! Scores of Canadian citizens are worried about privacy, surveillance, and the U.S. collecting biometric data on us such as fingerprints and iris scans slated for storage in U.S. databases. That concern is valid and is something that our Prime Minister will have to address. For now, fingerprints are only mandatory for identification purposes when applying for a FAST card or NEXUS card. If you do not want to release your fingerprints, don’t apply for the cards. I suspect It will be quite far into the future when any border guard ever asks for an iris scan. On a final note, there has been a press release regarding a proposed new border entry fee of $5.50 into the U.S.A. To date this is only a proposal to be included in the American 2012 budget to fund security measures. Canada disagrees. Prime Minister Stephen Harper stated that, “I think in terms of the economic recovery, we want to make sure that trade and travel between our two countries is easier, not more difficult.” To address any of these concerns or assistance with certification into any of these programs, please c o n t a c t D aw n Tr u e l l , President, Cross Border Services, www.crossborderservices.org.

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Editorial

Rubber Versus Rail Transport: Assessing the Pros & Cons

By Marek Krasuski

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ierre Burton called it the “spine of empire.” Gordon Lightfoot described it as “an iron road running from the sea to the sea.” Others preferring more romantic imagery named it the “wedding band of Confederation.” Without it, Canada’s historical development would have taken a decidedly different road with large portions of the country likely falling into American hands. Canada’s railways have played a seminal role in the creation of this country. For generations they served as the principal mode of connecting disparate populations across vast areas of a maturing nation. The passage of time, urbanization, and the advent of convenient alternatives for shuffling people and freight around the country and continent have since relegated Canada’s railways to a respected, but largely irrelevant status – at least in the minds of many who have since shifted their dependence onto car, truck and plane travel.

Dismissing the importance of railways would be to ignore their enduring role in the movement of both people and freight. In parts of the country, railways are, in fact, undergoing massive upgrades through huge capital investments. Each year 57 million passengers travel to and from downtown Toronto on the GO transit system, a transportation network said to move more people per year than Pearson International Airport. A $640 million renovation project is underway at Union Station in Toronto, the central hub from which all commuter lines fan out to the far reaches of suburban communities. GO will also add more trains, extend its hours, frequency of service, and add another 100 kilometres of line to the cities of Kitchener and Waterloo. VIA Rail, meanwhile, is spending about $300 million on upgrades to the main line between Toronto and Montreal and plans to add another 80 kilometres of new track. Six new stations will be built between Brockville to the east and Windsor to the west. And AMT, Montreal’s equivalent of Toronto’s GO, has in recent years expanded its lines from two to six and plans to electrify the whole system by 2020. Canada’s railway system

continues to be the dominant player in the transportation of the nation’s goods. They carry the majority of Canada’s freight, and generate impressive returns, both environmental and operational. It takes 280 trucks to carry as many shipping containers as just one intermodal train. Astonishingly, thanks to technological advancements such as lighter cars and automatic engine systems that reduce idling, Canada’s trains can move one tonne of freight almost 200 kilometres on just one litre of fuel – enough to make the most vigorous promoters of the trucking industry drool with envy. And while railways have become the most environmentally friendly way to move goods, they also boast a measure of independence. Unlike trucks, which rely on governments to build, improve and maintain highway infrastructure, rail companies repair and maintain their own tracks independent of third party involvement. In the face of rising fuel prices, labour costs, driver shortages and more regulatory pressures, some analysts question how trucking will compete with a railway industry which has made impressive gains. Significantly, these include tremendous improvements in fuel re-

duction, the manufacture of lighter rail cars, and the installation of new lines that reduce friction and rail wear. The trucking industry’s obituary, however, may yet be a long time coming. Trains, which are limited to the lines on which they move, still require trucks to deliver cargo to shipping points. And in spite of “precision railroading,” a concept developed by Canada’s leading company, CN, to make business more efficient, protests against poor rail freight service are never far behind the din of congratulatory remarks. In a survey to member carriers of the Canadian Trucking Alliance, 82 percent of respondents disparaged the industry’s shortcomings, citing among their complaints excessive waiting times at intermodal terminals, unreliable on-time per-

formance, and the application of demurrage fees. The results echoed similar criticisms from shippers who, in a study undertaken by Transport Canada, expressed low satisfaction; fully 62 percent claimed they suffered serious financial impact from poor rail service. The difficulty of railways to meet just-in-time logistics will render trucking a preferred mode of transport, especially for shippers moving perishables with limited shelf life. Trucking is a muscular industry with a proven ability to respond to persistent pressures, and though rail transit does boast higher efficiency rates, evidence suggests that continuous innovations will close the gap between rail and the lagging trucking sector. Today’s average train has an efficiency of 400 tonnemiles per gallon com-

pared to trucks with an approximate 130 tonnemiles per gallon ratio, according to the Rocky Mountain Institute, a non profit research organization. “Tested science and peer review analysis,” the Institute goes on to say, “found that a combination of improved aerodynamics, low rolling resistance tires, and more efficient engines could more than double the tonne-mileage of the average class 8 truck from 130 tonne-mile per gallon to 275 tonne-mile per gallon.” It may be an improvement that still significantly trails behind the 400 tonne-miles railway measurement, but an amply demonstrated track record of efficiency improvements will likely see that gap narrow even further and secure the trucking industry’s integral role in the transportation of the country’s freight.

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JOST International

Two New Lightweight Durable Landing Gear Products

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rand Haven, MI – JOST International has introduced two new lightweight landing gear products designed to significantly reduce trailer weight without compromising strength. Each is built with the standard JOST internal gear box which protects the gearing from abuse and moisture intrusion. AlumiLightX™, JOST’s AX100 Aluminum Hybrid Landing Gear Series, rated 16    January 2012

at 50,000 lift capacity and 27,000 pounds side load capacity, is designed to be durable, lightweight and corrosion resistant. To reduce weight the upper leg is manufactured from extruded aluminum and features a heavy duty reinforced strap for superior side load strength. The lower leg is made from polyester coated HSLA steel for added corrosion protection. The AlumiLightX™ is available in

inside and outside mount. A full set can save as much as 40 pounds. A set of the new JOST UL500 Landing Gear, with rated lift capacity of 55,000 lbs. and side load capacity of 29,000 lbs. is at least 27 pounds lighter than similarly rated landing gear. A re-engineered lift nut and the HSLA material used in the manufacture of

the UL500 Landing Gear reduce the weight without decreasing strength. Each leg can be outfitted with a grease tube for reduced maintenance requirements. “Reducing the weight of trailers in order to increase payload and/or to improve fuel efficiency is

a high priority for many commercial fleets” commented Brian Moynihan, OEM Sales Manager – Trailer Products for JOST. “Spec’ing a set of landing gear that can help in that regard makes sense. Our new products do that without giving up any of the quality JOST is known for.” Like other JOST landing gear, the UL500 and AX100 have no external gearbox which can easily be damaged by abuse

and the affects of water and corrosive chemicals. The Jost gearing mechanism is an integral part of the sturdy leg column protecting it from the elements. Jost landing gear are manufactured in the USA at Grand Haven, MI JOST International (www.jostinternational. com) is a global manufacturer of fifth wheels, landing gear and king pins. For more information call 800.253.5105.

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New Products & services

Maxon Lift Corp.

Liftgate Donated to Non-Profit Marine S.O.S. Organization

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anta Fe Springs, California – Maxon Lift Corp. is pleased to announce the donation of a Tuk-A-Way ® 72-25 liftgate to the non-profit Marine Corps S.O.S. Organization of St. Paul, Minnesota. Earlier this year, Frank Ranallo, founder of the marine corps S.O.S. Organization, approached MAXON for spare part donations to refurbish a 12-year old 72-25 liftgate that was mounted to a truck they received as a gift. Rather than providing the spare parts requested, Maxon offered to replace their older liftgate with a new 72-25 model as a contribution to this worthy cause. “It is with much pleasure that we donate

this 72-25 liftgate” says Brent Stratton, Office of the President. “We are honored to assist an organization that extends aid to our troops”. The labour contribution was generously donated by Truck Utilities Manufacturing (St. Paul, MN). Frank Ranallo has advised that the new Maxon liftgate will help serve many purposes, “the most recent being for the relocation of Marines and their families,” he said. Maxon activities also increased in December through its participation in the collection of toys for the “Toys For Tots” program. About Marine Corps S.O.S. Founded in 2006, Marine

Corps S.O.S. is a non-profit organization founded on the belief of building support for our troops by assisting with the purchase of military equipment for our servicemen and women. Through received company donations, Marine Corps S.O.S. has been able to purchase ballistic vests and armor plating, dispatch care packages, and purchase airfare tickets and calling cards for many of our military personnel. I f y o u would like to make a contribution to Marine Corps S.O.S., write to 1938 Nortonia Ave, St. Paul, MN 55119 or email Frank Ranallo at browning5000@yahoo.com.

More company information can be obtained from

Maxon and local Maxon sales representatives at

800.227.4116 or www. maxonlift.com.

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Tracerline® Dye-Lite®

Hard-to-Find Oil Leaks Are Now Easy to Find!

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estbury, New York — Technicians no longer have to fret over elusive leaks in petroleum-based fluid systems. Dye-Lite® TP-3100 fluorescent dye

pinpoints engine oil, hydraulic fluid, lubrication fluid, compressor oil and gearbox oil leaks easily and efficiently! Simply add a small amount of TP-3100 dye to

the system and allow it to circulate for several minutes. Wherever there is a leak, the dye escapes with the oil and accumulates at the site of each and every leak. Scan the system with

a high-intensity Tracerline® ultraviolet or blue light lamp and the dye glows a bright yellow color to clearly reveal the exact location of all leaks — even small leaks undetected by

other methods. After the leaks have been repaired, scan the system with the light again. If there is no glow, it means that all the leaks were fixed properly.

TP-3100 dye can remain safely in the system until the oil is changed, making it ideal for preventive maintenance. Periodic inspections with the lamp will detect future leaks before they can cause damage to the system. For more information about Dye-Lite® TP-3100 fluorescent dye, call tollfree 800.641.1133. Outside the United States and Canada, call 516.333.1254. Website at www.tracerline.com.

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Keeping Your Vehicles Clean

What Are Your Vehicle Washing Costs? By Jack Jackson

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s we visit hundreds of prospects and existing customers each year, the number one question that usually goes unanswered is: “What does it currently cost to wash your vehicles?” In today’s fiscally responsible world, it’s difficult to assess the value of an expense that is so varied, yet so important to company image, employee satisfaction, and bottom line. Don’t get me wrong, cleaning costs are minor compared to tires, engines and new vehicles, but some carriers are shocked at the overall expense of maintaining clean vehicles when we under-

take a detailed analysis of this expense. These are crucial questions to ask: Do we have the proper methods to measure this expense? Do we have all the ancillary costs captured in our budget or cost centers? Do we know how much water we use with our current methods? Are we charged for both water in and water out by the municipality? How many hours do we spend washing? Who is doing our washing? Does the work quality measure up to our image and employee satisfaction? By having your CFO conduct a little research, you

can determine the annual material costs of washing. The easiest method is to contact vendors that supply you with cleaning materials in order to quantify the annual expense. Step one complete! Step two is to measure the amount of water consumed. This depends on the method used. If you have an automatic washing system, call your vendor and ask for the gallons-per-minute use of the machinery. If you are employing an old fashioned hand wash method, the water hose typically uses 17 gallons of water per minute. Now determine the length of a wash cycle and the number of washes per week/month.

Step three is to factor in labor costs of the current washing method. How many hours does your staff spend washing per week/month? Multiply hourly wages by hours spent washing. Adding these costs together may reveal numbers that shock you. Alternatively, companies that use the services of a mobile spray company may be equally shocked by the annual costs determined by totaling the number of invoices in a given year. Money is literally going down the drain if you don’t accurately measure your vehicle cleaning expense and source a more costeffective alternative. In some cases companies

just stop washing! As one truck executive told me, “Now we are paying for the bad decision of not washing by having to replace equipment 5 years earlier than before.” If you aren’t paying attention to your cleaning, money is slipping away, company image is deteriorating, employee

dissatisfaction is rising, and the frequency of DOT inspections is increasing. You can ask us how to help you. Jack Jackson is President of Awash Systems Corp. and can be reached at 800.265.7405 or jjackson@awashsystems. com. Visit us at www. awashsystems.com for more details.

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Groeneveld Group

Lubrication Solutions Dealer Assigned to GTA Experienced team to sell & service Groeneveld Automatic Greasing & Safety Systems

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ecember 6, 2011 – Groeneveld CPL Systems Canada are pleased to announce the addition of Lubrication Solutions Canada to the growing list of Authorized Groeneveld dealers in North America. Lubrication Solutions will sell and service the complete range of Groeneveld Products throughout the Greater Toronto Area and Niagara Region. “We are pleased to start working with Lubrication Solutions to mutually expand our position and customer service offerings in this important region’, said Ron den Engelsen, member of the Board of Management of Groeneveld Group, the Netherlands. Groeneveld Group, a global leader in automatic greasing systems, OilMaster oil management devices and GreenSight safety systems, is expanding its dealer network in the US and Canada to even better sup18    January 2012

port its customers. With a great product offering for a wide variety of applications, for trucks and trailers as well as for off-road equipment, Groeneveld is determined to substantially grow its presence in the North American market. Growing its network of independent dealers in addition to the companyowned subsidiaries, is the company’s growth strategy. The appointment of Lubrication Solutions significantly supports Groeneveld’s growth plans in Canada. ”With our broad range of quality-leading products, including the superior single line automatic greasing systems for trucks and trailers and the unique dual-line TWIN 3 system for all kinds of heavy duty applications, Groeneveld offers exactly the right automatic greasing solution for each and every application in onand off-road,” says Ron den Engelsen.

With sales and service locations across Canada and state-of-the-art logistics and technical support center in Milton, Groeneveld has a solid organization in Canada. In addition, the company has a number of dedicated independent dealers and service dealers throughout the nation, providing the same industry-leading sales advice and service to customers in many sectors. Based on a number of years experience with another automatic greasing brand, Lubrication Solutions offers

a valuable extension to the Groeneveld network. “Groeneveld CPL Systems Canada has been looking after customers in Canada for over 20 years and we are excited by this opportunity to represent Groeneveld and their comprehensive range of products in the Greater Toronto Area and Niagara region. At Lubrication Solutions we pride ourselves on our inside and outside support with the focus always on customer service’, said Steve Woodward, President of Lubrication

Solutions. “With the industry-leading and wide Groeneveld product offering we are even better equipped than before to best service our customers’ needs.” Groeneveld in a nutshell Groeneveld Group, a family-owned company founded in 1971, is headquartered in Gorinchem, the Netherlands, and has its own state-of-the-art production facilities in Italy. The Groeneveld Group is active in the development, production, marketing and sales of

innovative products and services for efficiency and safety in transport, earthmoving and construction, railway, agriculture and industry for over 40 years. The company has its own sales and service locations in Europe, North and South America, Morocco, South Africa, China, Australia and New Zealand. Additionally, independent dealers and importers represent the company in various countries. For more information visit www.groeneveldgroup.com.

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Tires & Wheels

Esco

New Commercial Truck TPMS

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SCO announces their New Comm e r c i a l Tr u c k TPMS System. This system is installed inside the wheel/tire cavity in the drop center of the wheel, providing a significant advantage over external valve stem mounted sensors that can easily be

damaged or stolen. This system not only measures the pressure of the tires, but also the heat buildup in tires, which is one of the key factors in tire/ wheel failure. In addition, the ESCO TPMS reads and records any abnormal air loss over a period of time due to a puncture or leak

in the tire/rim. The “Hook and Go” feature allows the driver to hook up to any trailer equipped with this system automatically with no need to register TPMS sensors to the tractor. Also available is the TPMS Gate Receiver that will collect the data that is stored in the memory of

the Display Unit. This allows for constant monitoring of the tires on each registered truck; monitoring the heat buildup, Wheel Pressure, and any potential leaks in the tire(s). Both drivers and

owners are able to track down

and correct potential wheel failures before they occur. For more informa-

tion about the New ESCO TPMS System, call 800.754.1117, email sales at sales@esco.net or visit www.esco.net

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Tiger Tool International Inc.

Wheel Stud Installation Demonstrated On Motorhead Garage Big Rig Series

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bbotsford, BC – Tiger Tool International Incorporated made its television debut on Fox Sports Network (FSN) on Sunday December 11th at 11:30 am and Monday December 12th at 4:30 pm. During the show it demonstrated proper wheel stud installation

and removal techniques on heavy duty trucks with the assistance of their new 10608 Heavy Duty Wheel Stud Service Kit. The program featured a close-up look at the hydraulics in action as Kirk Jansen, Production Manager for Tiger Tool International Incorporated, demonstrated the easy removal and installation of wheel studs in just minutes. This Patented design safely delivers up to 10 tons of pressing power, making quick work of the most stubborn wheel studs, while eliminating the need to use a hammer or removing the hub in a way that risks damage to studs, hubs, seals, or wheel bearings. Motorhead Garage commented on the kit’s efficiency. “In trucking, time is money, and this tool performs the job in just minutes!” Tiger Tool International Incorporated is headquartered in Abbotsford, BC, Canada and is a manufacturer of unique specialized tools that service the needs of the light, medium, and heavy-duty equipment industry.

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New Year’s Eve – A Time to Reflect By Wendy Morgan-McBride

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ew Year’s Eve! A tradition many look forward to, a time to make changes, to rid yourself of old baggage, sometimes on both a personal and material level. The chance to ring out the old and bring in the new! It works so well for clothing, eating habits and relationships, but it would be dreadful if we threw out the past entirely. It’s what makes us who we are and the world what it is. The beauty of the past also comes to mind when you see a 1946

This is what the Wikipedia website has to say about the vehicle’s history: “The K and KB trucks were produced by the International Harvester Company, the first being the K introduced in the mid 1940s. In total there were 42 models, 142 different wheelbase lengths and load ratings ranging from 1/2 ton to 90,000 lbs. They are best known for their durability, prewar design in a postwar era, and low price. The follow-up to the K, the KB, was introduced in 1947, with the characteristic difference being a widened lower grill appearing like wings. Between 1947 and 1949,

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International KB5 flatbed rolling down the street in your hometown. It did for me. The LaPalm Moving System, owner of this truck, periodically brings this relic of the past to the public eye, reminding us of a slower time when family and honest work were part of everyday living, making us grateful for the old and how it reflects on the new. C o m p a n y owner, Jim LaPalm, purchased this truck in Sep-

122,000 KB-1 and KB-2 trucks were sold. The KB series added wings on the sides of the grill, a wraparound chrome piece on the front hood, a hood ornament and chrome lettering indicating the model designation below the International nameplate on each side of the hood.” And here is what ‘Billy’ of HCVC Vintage Truck Forum says: “The KB models were actually released in late 1946, following the common trend, started by Henry Ford, to release New Year’s models late in the previous year. This explains why some vehicles are listed

tember 2005 after leafing through the Canadian National Classic and Antique Trader. It was exactly what he wanted to represent his moving company. He bought it for $7,000 and had it transported from Saskatoon for another $1,800. Upon

as say, 1946, when the model wasn’t officially released until 1947. This stunt was started by Henry Ford to entice buyers into showrooms during the harsh American winters, when people didn’t move around much between November to February because of deep snow and extreme cold. The KB-5

its arrival he spent about $2,500 having the racks removed and the signage designed and attached. He eventually would like to replace the racks with new varnished hardwood, which will cost him about $600, but for the time be-

was a very popular model, and was powered by the Green Diamond 233 cu. in. motor (GRD-233). It had a 4 speed “crash” (non-synchro) transmission, and could be ordered with a single speed or two-speed rear axle. If it was fitted with a 2-speed, it became the KBS-5 model. The K-1 and KB-1’s to the K-5 and

ing it is perfect just the way it is. Just two months after the initial purchase, the cream and taupe KB5 was ready for its debut in November 2005 at the Santa Claus Parade in the Quinte region. Showcasing this beauty has since become an annual event. It stands out in parades and many are awed by its comfort and unique design, a reaction which initially surprised Jim. “Although it was purchased

strictly for the purpose of use in parades” he explained, “we did not think there was anything special about it. It’s just a neat truck. It is believed to have been a farming truck in its day. It’s a classic old truck with great lines.” This International runs on a Chrysler 318, Fargo 4 speed with a 2 tonne stake and rack with hoist chassis. With just over 48, 900 miles, you would never guess that the interior, including the dashboard, seats and steering wheel, as well as the body, are all original as far as Jim knows.

KB5’s all shared the same cab. The K-6/KB-6 models and those beyond had larger cabs. The smaller Inters had smaller cutouts in the wheel arch of the mudguard for their smaller wheels, and the larger trucks had bigger cut-outs in the wheel arch. The KB-5 was rated at a basic 2 tonnes, but most people regarded them as a 3 tonner. It’s interesting to see that they are rated at 13,500 lbs GVW (GVM), which is just over the old imperial 6 tons (6125 kgs).” In America, it apparently was possible to “downspec” the KB-5 to as low as

3/4 tonne which was then fitted with the GRD-214 motor. This seems a little strange to me as this would then make the KB-5 into a KB-2 or KB-3. As I understand, the KB-5 options in Australia had very limited specific weight ratings, and all the Australian KB-5’s were basically the same. The main options available here would have been a small variation in tire size and ply rating. May you all have a bright and prosperous 2012! Drop me a line at cwmcbride@cogeco.ca and let me know how I am doing, what you want to see, and if you have a Cool Ride story to share.

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Section Française

Les systèmes de chauffage

Les Technologies Évoluantes Dominent l’Industrie Par Marek Krasuski

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’évolution des normes environnementales et efficaces continuent à motiver les manufacturiers à présenter des raffinements de produits et de services. L’administration Obama a annoncé en août dernier une nouvelle demande pour le rehaussement des réglements de l’efficacité des carburants. Cette annonce exige une réduction de 23 pourcent de consommation de carburant pour les gros camions et des normes plus strictes pour les autres véhicules de transports de toutes les tailles. Quand on considère que pendant plus de 30 pourcent du temps d’arrêt d’un camion, on ne fait que chauffer la cabine, on n’est pas surpris que les manufacturiers de systèmes de chauffage sont toujours en train de chercher des améliorations de conception. Le concours d’améliorer sa part du marché, traditionellement réservé à quelques privilégiés, inclut maintenant des manufacturier moins importants, particulièrement en provenance de Chine, qui désirent faire concurrence aux compagnies de réputation plus solide, qui promettent des prix moins chers et des produits aussi efficaces que ceux des compagnies déjà connus dans l’industrie. Mais les conceptions inférieures, modelées sur de meilleurs systèmes, présentent un défi important quand il s’agit de gagner la confiance des distributeurs. Actuellement, il n’y a que quelques manufacturiers privilégiés qui continuent à contrôler la plus grand partie du marché des systèmes de chauffage. Espar et Webasto, toutes les deux des compagnies basées en Allemagne, munies d’une réputation solide depuis un siécle avec Teleflex, un chef d’industrie mondial en chauffeurs auxiliaires, sont parmi celles dont les ventes sont les plus importantes, qui ont des ré-

seaux de distribution très grands et une excellente réputation en innovation. L’appareil de chauffage d’Espar, pour le marché de camions de la classe 8, qui se vend le plus est l’Airtronic D2 Bunk Heater. Il marche à diesel et est alimenté par moins d’un ampère à l’heure d’életricité provenant d’une pile à 12 v. Il est capable de produire 7.500 BTU à l’heure, ce que les experts disent est assez pour chauffer une personne qui dort. John Dennehy, vice-président de marketing et de communications chez Espar, explique la fonction de l’Airtronic D2 Bunk Heater ainsi « L’appareil réduit les coûts opérationnels en économisant le carburant, n’use pas le moteur et ainsi permet des intervalles plus longs entre les entretiens et fournit au conducteur un meilleur confort, en gardant un niveau de chaleur constant, en éliminant les vibrations et le bruit du moteur et en améliorant la qualité de l’air.» L’économisation ainsi réalisée est considérable. Selon les calculs de Dennehy, un camion au ralenti émet 13 tonnes de gaz carbonique (calculs basés sur une estimation conservatrice de temps au ralenti de 1.200 à l‘an). En utilisant les mêmes paramètres, l’appareil de chauffage Airtronic émet seulement 5.5 tonnes à l’an, réduisant les émissions nocives et améliorant la qualité de l’air de 96 pourcent. Deux autres appareils de chauffage de la même compagnie qui rivalisent le D2 sont le D4 et l’Hydronic 5, celui-ci un appareil de chauffage à liquide de refroidissement qui offre trois fonctions critiques : il préchauffe le moteur, il préchauffe la cabine et la couchette et il préchauffe le carburant. Les appareils de chauffage à liquide de refroid-

issement Espar débitent entre 5.500 et 120.000 BTU, chiffres idéales pour élever rapidement la température des moteurs de la classe 8. Les produits de la compagnie se conforment aux règlements sur les émissions et antiralenti imposés par beaucoup d’états américains et de provinces canadiennes et ils étaient les premiers à se voir approuver par le California Air Resource Board (CARB), le portedrapeau et l’applicateur le plus stricte de la réduction des émissions. La conformité aux agences régulatoires est à recommander, mais l’efficacité de ces efforts se voit diminuée par un pot-pourri de règlements municipaux

et de politiques coercitives, peu cohésives. Cet état d’affaires ne réussit pas à résoudre le problème des émissions des gaz contribuant à l’effet de serre par moyen de programmes anti-ralenti. Entretemps Webasto, qui continue à marcher au pas d’Espar, a reçu beaucoup de louanges pour sa qualité et ses lignes de produits. Cette compagnie s’est vu décerner le Frost &Sullivan’s Anti-Idling Systems Technology Innovation Leadership of the year Award et pendant cinq ans a recu le vote d’un groups de magazines allemands pour le premier producteur de systèmes de climatisation et de chauffage. En vedette parmi sa ligne d’appareils de chauffage à liquide de refroidissement se trouvent le TSL 17 qui préchauffe, en moins de

deux heures, les moteurs des véhicules des Class 3 à 8, le Thermo 90 ST qui chauffe la couchette et le DBW 2010. Teleflex Canada fournit aussi des appareils de chauffage à air et à liquide de refroidissement aux concessionaires, aux organisations de service, aux manufacturiers de camions, d’autobus, et de véhicules tout terrain et militaires. Sous la marque Proheat, Teleflex offre le Proheat X45, appareil de chauffage à liquide de refroidissement qui assure le démarrage à temperature basse. Cet appareil a un panneau de contrôle qui affiche l’état de

l’appareil et un minuteur facultatif pour le chauffage de la cabine. La compagnie déclare que sa fiabilité a été prouvée, même aux températures extrêmement basses. L’appareil à air, aussi vendu sous la marque Proheat, est disponible aux modèles de 2 et 4 kilowatt et est équipé d’un panneau télécommandé qui assure un contrôle précis partout dans la cabine. Les deux types d’appareil de chauffage, celui à air et celui à liquide de refroidissement, sont des alternatifs très acceptables à ce qu’on avait, notamment la pratique couteuse et polluante de laisser les camions au ralenti pendant la nuit pour maintenir au chaud le conducteur et le moteur. Les deux types d’appareil de chauffage, celui à air et celui à liquide de refroidissement, ont des fonctions différentes. Celui à

l’air, normalement installé sous la couchette, utlise le carburant du réservoir de diesel. Ceci se consomme dans un échangeur de chaleur qu’il fait circuler dans le compartiment jusqu’à l’obtention de la température voulue. L’appareil à liquide de refroidissement, par contre, préchauffe le moteur et le garde à chaud aux températures glaciales. Les experts préviennent que les camions au ralenti dans un climat froid sans un appareil de chauffage à liquide de refroidissement souffriront d’une détérioration progressive accélérée. Sans un appareil de chauffage une

grande quantité de puissance est prise de la batterie et la friction continue pour faire démarrer le moteur à basse température en accélère l’usage. Les appareils de chauffage à liquide de refroidissement considérés plus compliqués, donc plus coûteux, peuvent bien chauffer la cabine si la température n’est pas trop sévère. Mais la façon la plus efficace de chauffer l’intérieur d’un camion est à air chaud parce que il est plus facile et moins coûteux de chauffer l’air que de produire une chaleur radiante des lignes de liquide de refroidissement. En dépit de la prédominance des manufacturiers établis, les concurrenciers éventuels, munis d’innovations, peuvent toujours prendre leur part du marché, spécialement dans cette société obsédée par l’idée que les avances technologiques produisent une efficacité accrue. Une telle com-

pagnie est déjà en train d’établir sa réputation dans le développement des unités de puissance auxiliaire (APU). Enermotion a vu couronné de succès ses efforts de faire ce que certains manufacturiers de moteurs tentent de faire depuis quelque temps : exploiter les dechets de chaleur des moteurs à combustion. Cette compagnie, spécialiste en systèmes de puissance alternative destinés aux applications de tranport, qui a complété un processus étendu de recherche et développement, est prète à presenter son produit au marché dans 12 ou 18 mois, après d’autres modifications. Son unité de chauffage et de refroidissement qui porte le nom de Hybrid Power and Energy Recovery (Hyper) est un système d’accumulation qui canalise cette chaleur de haute qualité d’un moteur à diesel qui pressurise le système à tourner les cycles de refroidissement et de chauffage. La taille de l’unité est comparable à un APU diesel conventionnel, ne contient pas de piéces mobiles et est capable d’accumuler 5 kilowatt d’énergie en une heure, assez d’énergie, selon la compagnie, pour fournir dix heures de chauffage ou de refroidissement sans consommer de carburant. Si cet Hyper réussit, il porrait renverser la popularité diminuante des APU conventionnels qui, jusqu’ici, ont reçu beaucoup de critiques à cause de leur poids, leur coût, leur problémes d’entretien et leur empreinte de carbon. Le progrès dans la conception d’appareils de chauffage, tel celui actuel en des nouvelles dispositions législatives, en des améliorations aérodynamiques, en des modifications du moteur et en les technologies du pneu vont probablement continuer pour améliorer l’économisation de carburant et reduire les effets sur l’environnement.

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automated Lubrication systems

buildings - all steel pre-engineered

compliance services

driver services, recruitment & employment

Cross Border Services

Account & Records Management Bookkeeping For Your Business & Personal Finances Toll Free: 888.644.2333

••• TruckersBooks Software Cut your Bookkeeping & Tax Services costs. Easy-to-use spreadsheet Bookkeeping Management System Software for Truckers. No bookkeeping experience needed. Save up to $600.00 per year in service fees. Toll Free: 888.456.6504 Tel: 905.305.6696 www.truckersbooks.com Air Brake Training for Mechanics

Beka Lube Products Inc. “Technology you can rely on.” 2830 Argentia Road, Unit 9 Mississauga, ON L5N 8G4 Toll Free: 888.862.7461 Tel: 905.821.1050 Fax: 905.858.0597 info@beka-lube.com www.beka-lube.com

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

A-Z Technical Building Systems Inc 299 Mill Road, Unit 1510, Etobicoke, ON M9C 4V9 Toll Free: 877.743.5888 Tel: 416.626.1794 Fax: 416.626.5512 a-ztech@sympatico.ca

C-TPAT, FAST, PIP, CSA, SCAC, Bonded Carrier, NAFTA, Customs Brokerage and SAPP. 4130 Foxwood Drive Burlington, ON L7M 4L3 Tel: 905.973.9136 Fax: 905.315.7427 crossborderservices@cogeco.net www.crossborderservices.org

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Multi-Line Fastener Supply Co. Ltd.

Drakkar Human Resources 1131 Derry Road East Mississauga, ON L5T 1P3 Toll Free: 877.372.5527 Tel: 905.795.1397 Fax: 905.795.1391 MississaugaResumes@drakkar.ca www.drakkar.ca Emergency Road Services

Norsteel Buildings Limited Supplying Steel Buildings across Canada and around the world. 1405 Denison Street Markham, ON L3R 5V2 Toll Free: 866.822.4022 Tel: 905.477.0057 Fax: 888.477.0029 info@norsteel.com www.norsteel.com

Danatec Educational Services Ltd.

Changing the way you train since 1985. Canada’s leading TDG Training & Services. 201-11450 29th Street SE Calgary, AB T2Z 3V5 Toll Free: 800.465.3366 Tel: 403.232.6950 info@danatec.com www.danatec.com

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cargo control products

Emergency Road Services Corporation 3413 Wolfedale Road, Suite 5 Mississauga, ON L5C 1Z8 Toll Free: 877.377.2262 Tel: 905.277.2377 Fax: 905.277.2378 info@emergencyroadservices.com www.emergencyroadservices.com

London, ON N6K 1K1 Tel: 519.641.6770 ron@freinmeister.com www.freinmeister.com Air Conditioning & Heating: Sales & Service

7065 Twiss Road Campbellville, ON L0P 1B0 Tel: 905.864.3110 Fax: 905.878.6935 info@lubecore.com www.lubecore.com

6176 Atlantic Drive, Mississauga, ON L4C 1W2 Toll Free: 800.668.3773 Tel: 905.670.4488 Fax: 905.670.2748 info@movers3.com www.movers3.com

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

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clutch products

Manwin Enterprises Inc. S.E.T.I. Imports Inc.

Ayr, ON N0B 1E0

81 Tremaine Road Milton, ON L9T 2W8 Tel: 905.878.7161 Fax: 905.878.7730 info@seti-imports.com www.autogreaser.com or www.seti-imports.com

Toll Free: 888.823.7611 Tel: 519.624.4003 Fax: 519.624.5501 manwin@bellnet.ca

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Wilson Instruments Ltd. 43 Crowe Bay Heights, R.R. 2 Campbellford, ON K0L 1L0 Toll Free: 877.467.4440 Tel: 705.653.2403 Fax: 705.653.5560 WilsonInstruments@sympatico.ca www.wilsoninstrumentsltd.com 22    January 2012

fleet management & litigation support

Fil-Mor Automotive & Clutch Products Ltd.

Integrated Training Resources

P. O. Box 402, 140 Market Drive Milton, ON L9T 4Y9 A proud Canadian remanufacturer Toll Free: 888.812.0099 of quality Heavy Duty & automotive Tel: 905.693.0660 clutches since 1980. Fax: 905.693.0332 Specializing in heavy duty & info@integratedtrainingresources.ca custom made clutches including www.integratedtrainingresources.ca our own. DPF Cleaning 81 Northline Road Toronto, ON M4B 3E9 Toll Free: 800.677.9038 Tel: 416.759.2245 Fax: 416.759.5890

SKF Lubrication Solutions

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

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.

DWS Fleet Management Services

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

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15 Wanless Court

P. O. Box 1299 Minneapolis, MN 55440-1299 Toll Free: 800.374.1374 Tel: 952.887.3699 Fax: 952.887.3716 engineserviceparts@ donaldson.com www.donaldson-filters.com

factoring, finance & foreign exchange

Mover’s Equipment & Supplies Lubecore International Inc.

Filters

Donaldson Company

ICC The Compliance Center Inc.

6 Farnham Crescent

“Serving fastener needs for Industrial, Automotive & Maintenance Trades.” 1100 Courtney Park Dr. E., Unit 5, Mississauga, ON L5T 1L7 Tel: 905.677.5088 Fax: 905.677.4917 www.multilinefasteners.com

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Freinmeister Group Inc.

Fasteners

DPF Cleaning Specialists

Clean and Care of your DPF is our only business with replacement of popular part numbers. 5325 Outer Drive Windsor, ON N9A 6J3 Toll Free Tel: 877.373.2580 Tel: 519.737.6005 Fax: 519.737.0005 info@dpfcleaningspecialists.com www.dpfcleaningspecialists. com

Liquid Capital Midwest Corp.

“Large Account Service” to small fleet & start-up companies.” 176 Seacliff Drive West, Leamington, ON N8H 3Y5 Toll Free: 877.653.9426 Tel: 519. 419.5044 Fax: 519.326.4047 riacobelli@liquidcapitalcorp.com www.liquidcapitalmidwest.com

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Fleet Management & Litigation Support for the Trucking Industry. 21 Lake Street, Ste. 2101 Wrentham, MA 02093-1214 Tel: 508.384.9021 Cell: 508.397.7169 Fax: 508.384.9010 dws@darrystuart.com www.darrystuart.com or www.ecmteam.com fuel additives & lubricants

Bennetts Power Service Products P. O. Box 51016, RPO Tyndall Park Winnipeg, MB R2X 3C6 Toll Free: 877.778.4440 Tel: 204.694.1777 Fax: 204.633.0133 gbennett@powerservice.ca www.powerservice.ca insurance brokers

Mortgage Alliance Maximum Results (Reg: 10224) Contact: Norm Williams An Independently Owned & Operated Franchise of the MAC Network. debt consolidation. mortgages. Will consider selfemployed individuals. 1165 Franklin Blvd., Unit 1 Cambridge, ON N1R 8E1 Toll Free: 877.904.9222 www.findthebestmortgage.ca

Baird MacGregor Insurance Brokers LP 825 Queen Street East, Toronto, ON M4M 1H8 Toll Free: 800.263.3030 Tel: 416.778.8000 Fax: 416.778.4492 lgarofalo@bairdmacgregor.com www.bairdmacgregor.com


insurance brokers

Baizana Insurance Brokers 806 Greenbank Road Ottawa, ON K2J 1A2 Toll Free: 877.791.1682 Tel: 613.825.5575 Fax: 613.825.5624 info@baizanainsurance.com www.baizanainsurance.com

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insurance brokers

Erb and Erb Insurance Brokers Ltd. What you want to protect the most. We protect the best! 30 Queen Street North Kitchener, ON N2H 6N2 Toll Free: 800.265.2634 Tel: 519.579.4270 Fax: 519.741.1977 cbunn@erb-erb.com or info@erb-erb.com www.erb-erb.com

lifting equipment & jacks

Canada Powertrain 3833 Nashua Drive Mississauga, ON L4V 1R3 Toll Free: 800.268.4809 Tel: 905.677.3522 Fax: 905.677.4618 parts@cptparts.com www.cptparts.com lubricants

lubricants

Permits & services

tarps & tarping systems

Wakefield Canada Inc.

730 Permit Services Box 755, 2085 Shanly Road Cardinal, ON K0E 1E0 Toll Free: 800.410.4754 Tel: 613.657.1244 Fax: 613.657.1453 info@730permitservices.com www.730permitservices.com

Cramaro, for all your tarping needs. 206 Arvin Avenue Stoney Creek, ON L8E 2L8 Toll Free: 800.565.8277 Tel: 905.662.2757 Fax: 905.662.4811 mail@cramarotarps.com www.cramarotarps.com

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Castrol HD creates products that deliver superior performance and greater reliability with the goal of reducing customer operating costs. 3620 Lakeshore Blvd. West Toronto, ON M8W 1P2 Toll Free: 800.268.5339 Tel: 416.252.5511 ext 4449 Fax: 416.252.7315 mpagnanelli@wakefieldcanada.ca www.castrol.ca lubricants (synthetic)

••• Bryson & Associates Insurance Brokers Ltd. Bryson Insurance & Financial Services Ltd. “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.” Toll Free: 800.661.5196 Fax: 905.426.4959 jscheetz@bryson-insurance.com www.bryson-insurance.com

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Hutchinson Fuels Hallmark Insurance Brokers Ltd. “The Transit Authority” 4 Lansing Square, Suite 100, Toronto, ON M2J 5A2 Toll Free: 800.492.4070 Tel: 416.492.4070 Fax: 416.492.4321 trucking@hallmarkins.com www.hallmarkins.com

1 Eglinton Ave. East, Suite 415 Toronto, ON M4P 3Z1 Tel: 416.486.0951 Fax: 416.489.5311 jasonj@cibi.ca www.cibi.ca

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Pressure Washers 5656 Bell Harbour Drive Mississauga, ON L5M 5J3 Toll Free: 866.326.7645 Tel: 416.520.5527 Fax: 905.814.1802 lubedealer@rogers.com www.sinwal.com Medical Testing & Assesments

Lucas Oil Products

Transportation Insurance Broker/Advisor 2150 Islington Avenue, Toronto, ON M9P 3V4 Toll Free: 877.232.9996 Tel: 416.521.6713 Fax: 416.259.7178 lindac@jdimi.com www.jdimi.com

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Dalton Timmis Insurance Group The Perfect Fit for your trucking insurance needs. 35 Stone Church Road, Ancaster, ON L9K 1S5 Toll Free: 888.385.8466 Tel: 905.648.3922 Fax: 905.648.2640 info@daltontimmis.com www.daltontimmis.com

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

“Keep that Engine Alive!” 4060B Sladeview Crescent Mississauga, ON L5L 5Y5 Toll Free: 888.878.6973 Fax: 905.814.9836 Email: info@lucasoil.ca Web: www.lucasoil.ca

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NOCO Lubricants Company Best Service, Best Value, Best Quality 2 Bradpenn Road Toronto, ON M8Z 5S9 Toll Free: 800.414.6626 Tel: 416.232.6626 Fax: 416.201.9880 orderdesk@noco.ca www.noco.ca

Best Services, Best Value, Best Quality

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1295 Carol Crescent Laval, QC H7W 1G3 Toll Free: 866.927.8294 Tel: 450.687.8294 Fax: 450.687.6963 pvoelker@sympatico.ca

Sinwal Enterprises Inc

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Jones Deslauriers Insurance Management Inc. Canadian Insurance Brokers Inc.

8 Loyalist Drive, Unit #2 Brighton, ON K0K 1H0 Toll Free: 800.465.0449 Tel: 613.475.3334 Fax: 613.475.4480

C.U.T.C. Inc.

Can-Clean Pressure Washers 6790 Davand Drive, Units 13 & 14 Mississauga, ON L5T 2G5 Toll Free: 888.568.8001 Tel: 905.568.4868 Fax: 905.565.8821 info@can-clean.com www.can-clean.com Rust Control Products

DriverCheck Inc. Worried about substance misuse & abuse in your workplace? 1 Manley Street, Ayr, ON N0B 1E0 Toll Free: 800.463.4310 Tel: 519.632.9371 Fax: 519.632.9534 drivercheck@drivercheck.ca www.drivercheck.ca oil furnace sales & Service v

Load Covering Solutions Ltd. “Keeping You Covered” 5499 Harvester Road, Burlington, ON L7L 5V4 Toll Free: 800.465.8277 Tel: 905.335.2012 Fax: 905.335.8499 www.loadcoveringsolutions.com

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Trison Tarps 130 Copernicus Blvd. Brantford, ON N3P 1L9 Toll Freel: 866.948.2777 Tel: 519.720.9464 Fax: 519.720.9468 paul@trisontarps.ca www.trisontarps.ca test equipment-brakes, abs, lights

Corrosion Control Coatings Ltd Exclusive Canadian distributor of Tectyl ® industrial corrosion control products. 106 Colborne Street P. O. Box 1088 Walkerton, ON N0G 2V0 Toll Free: 800.934.7771 Fax: 800.563.8078 dwells@cc-coatings.com www.cc-coatings.com

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Lite-Check, LLC 3102 East Trent Avenue Spokane, WA, 92202 Toll Free: 800.343.8579 Tel: 509.535.7512 Fax: 509.535.7680 info@lite-check.com www.lite-check.com tire balancing

De-On Supply Inc. 1595 Lobsinger Line, R.R. #1 Waterloo, ON N2J 4G8 Toll Free: 800.824.4115 Fax: 888.626.7843 info@deonsupply.com www.deonsupply.com ON-Board truck Scales

Krown Corporate 35 Magnum Drive Schomberg, ON L0G 1T0 Toll Free: 800.267.5744 Tel: 905.939.8750 Fax: 905.939.8710 info@krown.com www.krown.com Satellite Tracking

••• Dalton Timmis Insurance Group The Perfect Fit for your trucking insurance needs. 14-600 Crowfoot Cres., NW Calgary, AB T3G 0B4 Toll Free: 866.472.0721 Tel: 403.241.2288 Fax: 866.399.3177 info@daltontimmis.com www.daltontimmis.com

Cramaro Tarpaulin Systems

Counteract Balancing Beads 13029 8th Line Georgetown, ON L7G 4S4 Toll Free: 800.572.8952 Tel: 905.873.3339 Fax: 905.873.3088 info@counteractbalancing.com www.counteractbalancing.com

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

RP Oil Limited

Vulcan On-Board Scales

1111 Burns Street East, Unit 3 Whitby, ON L1N 6A6 Toll Free: 800.335.6623 Tel: 905.666.2313 Fax: 905.666.2761 larryharris@rpoil.com

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

Petro-Viron Inc. 2 Taggart St., Unit 10 Guelph, ON N1H 6H8 Tel: 519.837.2281 Fax: 519.763.9371 mgorman@petroviron.ca www.petroviron.ca/pivot/

TAABS Inc. 2324 – 2nd Avenue North, Lethbridge, AB T1H 0G6 Tel: 403.827.4044 tironem_12@hotmail.com www.taabs-int.com January 2012   23


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Duret et Landry Inc. 2250 Industrial Blvd. Laval, QC H7S 1P9 Toll Free: 800.663.0814 Tel: 514.337.7777 Fax: 450.663.2688 elandry@CorghiCanada.com

Ontario Office Corghi, ON Contact: Terry Lefebvre Tel: 416.902.5663 www.CorghiCanada.com

••• Hofmann Balancing Techniques Ltd 6500 Millcreek Drive Mississauga, ON L5N 2W6 Toll Free: 800.267.2185 Tel: 905.821.0799 Fax: 905.821.2073 info@hofmann.ca or johnvl@hofmann.ca www.hofmann.ca

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Hunter Engineering Company 112 York Street Eden Mills, ON N0B 1P0 Tel: 905.699.7991 d.martin@xplornet.ca www.hunter.com towing services

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“Meeting Your Service Needs in Eastern Ontario” P. O. Box 126, Trenton ON K8V 5R2 Toll Free: 800.551.6151 Tel: 613.394.4924 Fax: 613.394.2428 action@reach.net www.actiontowing.com

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KBW Truck Transfer Service Heavy & Medium Towing, Flatbed Specialists. 1 Towns Road Etobicoke, ON M8Z 1A1 Toll Free: 866.616.6379 Tel: 416.255.4443 Fax: 416.252.2558 edkbw@hotmail.com

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Smartway Trailer Rentals 2891 Sideroad 10 Bradford, ON L3Z 2A4 Toll Free: 888.747.7667 Tel: 905.775.6700 Fax: 905.775.7250 info@smartwaytrailers.ca www.smartwaytrailers.ca

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

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Gervais Towing & Recovery 1485 Startop Road Ottawa, ON K1B 3W5 Toll Free: 888.689.2170 Tel: 613.747.4666 Fax: 613.747.8323 info@gervaistowing.com www.gervaistowing.com

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Pat Rogers Towing

24 Hour Emergency Service Kingston, ON Toll Free: 888.221.3672 Tel: 613.384.2572 PatRogersTowing.com trailer manufacturers

Transit Trailer Ltd.

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Star Van Systems

Crossroads Training Academy

85 Pondhollow Drive Sudbury, ON P3E 6C1

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1129 Hwy #3, R R #3 Delhi, ON N4B 2W6 Tel: 519.688.4826 Fax: 519.688.6453 info@titantrailers.com www.titantrailers.com trailer manufacturers [ tankers ]

11 Glen Scarlett Road, Toronto, ON M6N 1P5 Toll Free: 866.527.8225 Tel: 416.203.9300 Fax: 416.203.9303 sales@jptowing.com www.jptowing.com

Yanke Group of Companies

Transport Companies

Transportation Training

Contact: Robert Barclay 888 Wallbridge Loyalist Road C.R.S. Bldg, Belleville, ON K8N 4Z5 Toll Free: 888.282.6605 Tel: 613.771.1495 Fax: 613.771.1495

Crossroads Training Academy Contact: Robert Barclay 1525 Centennial Drive Kingston, ON K7P 2Y7 Toll Free: 888.282.6605 Tel: 613.389.6000 Fax: 613.389.1998

Crossroads Training Academy

Contact: Brian Adams or Erica Kelly 2020 Bantree Street, Ottawa, ON K1B 5A4 Toll Free: 866.529.1113 Tel: 613.742.7499 Fax: 613.742.7899 Brian@crossroadstrainingacademy.com www.crossroadstrainingacademy.com 10 Maple Street, Smiths Falls, ON K7A 1Z5 Toll Free: 866.529.1113 Tel: 613.742.7499 Fax: 613.742.7899 erica@bellnet.ca www.crossroadstrainingacademy. com

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

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3700 Weston Road, Toronto, ON M9L 2Z4 Tel: 416.667.9700 Bedard Tankers Inc. Fax: 416.667.8272 Leader in Dry Bulk, Liquid, Liquified vince@ Compressed Gas & Cryogenic Road carmentransportationgroup.com Tanker Trailers. www.carmentransportationgroup. 5785 Place Turcot com Montreal, QC H4C 1V9 Tel: 514.937.1670 ••• Fax: 514.937.2190 btinc@aei.ca www.bedardtankers.com

Hansen Towing & Recovery

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Titan Trailers

trailer Sales, leasing, rentals & service

236 Rutherford Road South Brampton, ON L6W 3J6 Toll Free: 800.876.7097 Tel: 905.453.7319 Fax: 905.451.1534 hhansen@hansenautow.com www.hansentowing.com

10 Kerivan Court, Stoney Creek, ON L8E 5P6 Toll Free: 800.263.4884 Fax: 905.643.8700 kens@starvansystems.com www.starvansystems.com

Crossroads Truck Training Academy

Fort Garry Industries

Proud distributors for Lode-King, Midland Manufacturing, Arctic Manufacturing, Landoll, CMIC Container Chassis and more. trailers@fgiltd.ca www.fgiltd.com/trailers

GTA Trailer Rentals Inc. Head Office – 36 Cardico Drive Gormley, ON L0H 1G0 Toll Free: 866.482.5311 Fax: 905.888.6061 j.ciciretto@gtatrailer.com www.gtatrailer.com

Danbro Truck Training

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

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Commercial Heavy Equipment Training Contact: Gordon Brown 2421 Cawthra Road Mississauga, ON L5A 2W7 Toll Free: 800.297.4322 Tel: 416.456.2438 Fax: 905.281.9637 training@chet.ca www.chet.ca

Crossroads Training Academy

107 Bellevue Drive, Box 1450 Belleville, ON K8N 5J1 Toll Free: 800.267.1888 Tel: 613.961.5144 Fax: 613.961.1255 or 888.485.6487 ChrisMcMillan@itsinc.on.ca www.itstruck.ca

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

Friendly Truck Driving School Contact: Thiru Mahalingam 850 Tapscott Road, Unit 9, Scarborough, ON M1Z 1N4 Tel: 416.291.9075 Fax: 416.291.1144 friendlydriving@yahoo.com www.friendlydriving.com

Greater Ottawa Truck Training

Erb Group of Companies

Refrigerated Transportation Specialists 290 Hamilton Road, New Hamburg, ON N3A 1A2 Toll Free: 800.665.2653 Tel: 519.662.2710 Fax: 519.662.3316 info@erbgroup.com www.erbgroup.com

International Truckload Services Inc.

J P Towing Service & Storage Ltd “Service Across Ontario” 24 Hour Heavy Towing Toll Free Tel: 888.667.5438 Tel: 416.398.2500 www.abrams.ca

Transportation Training

27 Automatic Road, Brampton, ON L6S 5N8 Toll Free: 800.373.6678 Tel: 905.791.1369 ext 3747 Fax: 905.791.1278 recruiting@yanke.ca www.yanke.ca

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Abrams Towing

Transport Companies

22217 Bloomfield Rd. R R #6, Chatham, ON N7M 5J6 Toll Free: 877.995.5999 Tel: 519.354.9944 Fax: 519.354.9782 info@transittrailer.com www.transittrailer.com

Carmen Transportation Group Gobbo Towing & Recovery Ltd. Shop

Servicing GTA, Ontario and USA A company you can count on! 185 Bartley Drive Toronto, ON M4A 1E6 Toll Free: 800.773.7952 Tel: 416.656.4000 Fax: 416.656.3065 carol@atowing.ca www.atowing.ca

trailer Sales, leasing, rentals & service

K.B.W. Towing

Action Automotive, Towing & Recovery

5238 Hwy. 69 South, Sudbury, ON P3E 4N1 Toll Free: 800.261.4252 Tel: 705.523.2341 Fax: 705.523.2817 gobbotowing@bellnet.ca

A Towing Service Ltd.

towing services

Contact: Read Conley or Diane Austin 49 Truman Rd. Barrie, ON L4N 8Y7 Toll Free: 866.446.0057 Tel: 705.719.2419 Fax: 705.719.2438 read@crossroadstrainingacademy.com diane@crossroadstrainingacademy. com or crossroadstruc1@bellnet.ca www.crossroadstrainingacademy.com

Contact: Shahram Dowlatshahi 5 Caesar Avenue, Ottawa, ON K2G 0A8 Tel: 613.727.4688 Fax: 613.727.5997 gott@greaterottawatrucktraining.com www.greaterottawatrucktraining.com

Jay’s Professional Truck Training Centre

Contact: Jay or Chandrika 589 Middlefield Road, Unit 11, Scarborough, ON M1V 4Y6 Tel: 416.299.9638 Fax: 416.609.9814 jaystruck@bellnet.ca www.jaystrucktraining.ca

Kim Richardson Transportation Specialists Inc. Contact: Roxanne Wilkieson Heavy equipment & forklift also available. 172 Argyle Street N., Upper Level Caledonia, ON N3W 2J2 Toll Free: 800.771.8171 Tel: 905.765.3445 Fax: 905.765.1444 rwilkieson@krway.com www.krway.com


Transportation Training

Kim Richardson Transportation Specialists Inc. Contact: Roxanne Wilkieson Heavy equipment & forklift also available. 634 Ireland Road Simcoe, ON N3Y 4K8 Toll Free: 800.771.8171 Tel: 519.426.8260 ext. 232 Fax: 519.428.3112 rwilkieson@krway.com www.krway.com

Kim Richardson Transportation Specialists Inc. Contact: Roxanne Wilkieson Heavy equipment & forklift also available. 120 Bill Martyn Parkway St. Thomas, ON N5R 6A7 Toll Free: 800.771.8171 Tel: 905.765.3445 Fax: 905.765.1444 rwilkieson@krway.com www.krway.com

Transportation Training

Ontario Truck Driving School (Niagara-on-the-Lake) Contact: Bill Kent (Truck and Bus Course Info) Contact: Wayne Saunders (Heavy Equipment Info) 281 Queenston Road Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0 Toll Free: 800.263.4777 Tel: 905.685.1117 Fax: 905.641.0533 training@otds.com www.otds.com

Ontario Truck Driving School (Oldcastle) Contact: Bill Kent 2155 Fasan Drive, Oldcastle, ON, N0R 1L0 Toll Free: 866.410.0333 Tel: 519.258.0333 Fax: 519.258.9065 training@otds.com www.otds.com

Transportation Training

Shaun-David Truck Training School Contact: David Nicholas 10 Spalding Drive Brantford, ON N3T 6B8 Toll Free: 866.550.5589 Tel: 519.720.9349 Fax: 519.720.9351 shaundavid@bellnet.ca www.shaundavidtts.com

Tri-County Truck Driver Training Contact: Richard Wynia 480 Waydom Drive Ayr, ON N0B 1E0 Toll Free: 800.265.0400 Tel: 519.653.1700 Fax: 519.622.4002 info@tricountytruck.com www.tricountytruck.com

Contact: Bill Kent 1005 Richmond Street, Chatham, ON N7M 5J5 Toll Free: 800.263.4777 Tel: 519.355.0077 Fax: 866.800.6837 training@otds.com www.otds.com

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

Fax: 866.800.6837 training@otds.com www.otds.com

Ontario Truck Training Academy (Peterborough) Contact: Dennis Langrois 365 Lansdowne Street East, Unit 3 Peterborough, ON K9L 2A3 Toll Free: 800.939.1463 Tel: 705.743.1888 Fax: 705.743.1875 admin@otta.ca www.otta.ca

Safety Truck Training School Ltd Contact: Yogan Sockalingam 4 Wilkinson Road, 2nd Floor Brampton, ON L6T 4M3 Tel: 905.793.9546 Fax: 905.793.6426 yogan@safetytruck.com www.safetytruck.com

truck parts & supplies

truck parts & supplies

Fort Garry Industries

Saskatchewan

Ontario

Sales and NSM certified installation of snow plows, sanders, mixers, dump bodies and more. truckequip@fgiltd.ca www.fgiltd.com/equipment truck Exhaust systems

Texis Truck Exhaust

“Diesel Performance Specialisits” 1850 Gage Court Mississauga, ON L5S 1S2 Toll Free: 800.267.4740 Tel: 905.795.2838 Fax: 905.678.3030 texis@bellnet.ca www.texisexhaust.com truck lighting & accessories

truck delivery

Acadian Driveaway 11 Dansk Court, Toronto, ON M9W 5N6 Toll Free: 800.668.1879 Tel: 905.709.8131 Fax: 905.709.2527 info@adctoronto.com www.adctoronto.com

Fort Garry Industries 1523 Ross Avenue East, Regina, SK S4N 7E5 Toll Free: 800.552.8044 Tel: 306.757.5606 Fax: 306.781.7926 regina@fgiltd.ca www.fgiltd.com

Fort Garry Industries 3455 Miners Avenue P. O. Box 1848 Saskatoon, SK S7K 7K9 Toll Free: 800.772.4599 Tel: 306.242.3465 Fax: 306.933.4850 saskatoon@fgiltd.ca www.fgiltd.com Alberta

thunder bay

Fort Garry Industries 915 Walsh Street West, Thunder Bay, ON P7E 4X5 Toll Free: 800.465.5044 Tel: 807.577.5724 Fax: 807.475.9033 thunderbay@fgiltd.ca www.fgiltd.com

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Levy Steering Centre Ltd. 1409 Shawson Drive Mississauga, ON L4W 1C4 Toll Free: 800.565.5389 Tel: 905.564.1899 Fax: 905.564.1911 orderdesk@levysteering.com www.levysteering.com

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calgary

Fort Garry Industries

Grote Industries Co. 230 Travail Road, Markham, ON L3S 3J1 Toll Free Tel: 800.268.5612 Tel: 905.209.9744 Fax: 905.209.9757 or 800.267.9024 mark.paul@grote.com www.grote.com truck parts & supplies

5350-72nd Avenue S.E. Calgary, AB T2C 4X5 Toll Free: 800.661.3126 Tel: 403.236.9712 Fax: 403.236.7249 calgary@fgiltd.ca www.fgiltd.com

edmonton

Fort Garry Industries 16230-118th Avenue N.W. Edmonton, AB T5V 1C6 Toll Free: 800.663.9366 Tel: 780.447.4422 Fax: 780.447.3289 edmonton@fgiltd.ca www.fgiltd.com

Discount Truck Parts Ltd. Quality truck parts at discount prices. 11633-156 Street Edmonton, AB T5M 3T8 Toll Free: 800.661.5051 Tel: 780.454.5050 sales@gearcentregroup.com www.discountruckparts.com

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Manitoba

brandon

Fort Garry Industries 1440 Highland Avenue, Brandon, MB R7C 1A7 Toll Free: 866.883.6120 Tel: 204.571.5980 Fax: 204.571.5982 brandon@fgiltd.ca www.fgiltd.com

P. O. Box 281 Aylmer, ON N5H 2R9 Toll Free: 866.617.0201 Tel: 519.765.2828 Fax: 519.765.2821 hans@shieldtruckaccessories.com www.shieldtruckaccessories.com truck sales, leasing, parts & service

Gerry’s Truck Centre

10610-82nd Avenue Clairmont, AB T0H 0W0 Toll Free: 866.424.5479 Tel: 780.402.9864 Fax: 780.402.8659 grandeprairie@fgiltd.ca www.fgiltd.com

“Your Complete Transportation Business Partner” 4049 Eastgate Cres., London, ON N6L 1B7 Toll Free: 800.363.4380 Tel: 519.652.2100 Fax: 519.652.6593 info@gerrystrucks.com www.gerrystrucks.com

lloydminster

Fort Garry Industries 5701-63rd Avenue, Lloydminster, AB T9V 3B8 Toll Free: 800.661.9709 Tel: 780.875.9115 Fax: 780.875.1403 lloydminster@fgiltd.ca www.fgiltd.com

red deer

Fort Garry Industries 7947 Edgar Industrial Drive, Red Deer, AB T4P 3R2 Toll Free: 866.297.0022 Tel: 403.343.1383 Fax: 403.347.8275 reddeer@fgiltd.ca www.fgiltd.com

winnipeg

Ontario

2525 Inskster Blvd., R.R. #2 Stn Main, Winnipeg, MB R3C 2E6 Toll Free: 800.282.8044 Tel: 204.632.8261 Fax: 204.956.1786 winnipeg@fgiltd.ca www.fgiltd.com

Fort Garry Industries

Fort Garry Industries

Shield Truck Accessories

grande prairie

Fort Garry Industries

Quality Custom

12 Clarke Blvd. Brampton, ON L6W 1X3 Tel: 905.451.8550 Fax: 905.451.7627 info@qualitycollision.ca www.qualitycustom.ca

regina

saskatoon

Valley Driver Training

Contact: Jamie Fitchett 99 Cote Blvd. Hanmer, ON P3P 1L9 Ontario Truck Training Academy Tel: 705.969.8848 Modern Training Ontario (Oshawa) Fax: 705.969.3584 Contact: Nick Korakas valleydrivertraining@hotmail.com Contact: Dennis Lagrois 308 Kenora Avenue, 199 Wentworth Street East Hamilton, ON L8E 2W2 Truck & Trailer Repairs Oshawa ON L1H 3V6 Toll Free: 866.443.7483 Toll Free: 800.753.2284 Tel: 905.573.9675 Tel: 905.723.1237 Fax: 905.573.6425 Fax: 905.723.1245 info@moderntraining.com admin@otta.ca www.moderntraining.com Fort Garry Industries www.otta.ca Northern Academy of Brake specialists, installations, Ontario Truck Driving School Transportation Training safeties and a whole lot more. (Owen Sound) Contact: Kevin Pattison info@fgiltd.ca Contact: Admissions Officer 25 Vagnini Court, www.fgiltd.com/parts/ nd 1051 2 Avenue East Lively, ON P3Y 1K8 ••• Toll Free: 800.719.9334 Owen Sound, ON N4K 2H8 MTT Repair Services Inc. Tel: 705.692.9222 Toll Free: 1.800.263.4777 1868 Drew Road Fax: 705.692.9256 Tel: 519.376.0444 Mississauga, ON L5S 1J6 info@northernacademy.ca Fax: 1.866.800.6837 Tel: 905.677.2771 www.northernacademy.ca training@otds.com Fax: 905.677.2774 Northstar Truck Driving School www.otds.com info@mttrepair.com Contact: Robert Labute Ontario Truck Driving School 5044 Walker Road truck CUSTOMIZING (Sarnia) Windsor, ON, N9A 6J3 Contact: Bill Kent Tel: 519.737.0444 141 Mitton Street South, Fax: 519.737.0445 Sarnia, ON N7T 3C5 northstartruck@bellnet.ca Toll Free: 800.263.4777 www.northstartruckdrivingschool.com Tel: 519.332.8778

Ontario Truck Driving School (Chatham)

truck equipment

Mississauga

731 Gana Court Mississauga, ON L5S 1P2 Toll Free: 888.456.6567 Tel: 905.564.5404 Fax: 905.564.8455 mississauga@fgiltd.ca www.fgiltd.com

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Diesel Truck Parts Inc.

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

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Surgenor Truck Centre 261 Binnington Court, Kingston, ON K7M 9H2 Toll Free: 877.548.1101 Tel: 613.548.1100 Fax: 613.548.4990 mgallant@surgenortruck.com www.surgenortruck.com January 2012   25


Truck tire sales & service

truck transmissions, differentials & pto’s

truck transmissions, differentials & pto’s

truck transmissions, differentials & pto’s

truck Wash Systems

Awash Systems Corp. C & R Transmission Service Ltd. Ontario Regional Office Over 100 Truck Tire Service Centres Across Canada 520 Abilene Drive, Mississauga, ON L5T 2H7 Toll Free: 800.465.0618 Tel: 905.564.5171 Fax: 905.564.5175 LHardy@oktire.com www.oktire.com

We service clutches also. 13 Anderson Blvd. Stouffville, ON L4A 7X4

Automatic Wash Systems and

Canada Powertrain 3833 Nashua Drive, Mississauga, ON L4V 1R3 Toll Free: 800.268.4809

Toll Free: 888.297.0682

Tel: 905.677.3522

Tel: 905.642.4556

Fax: 905.677.4618

Fax: 905.642.2293

parts@cptparts.com

manager@crtransmission.com

Web: www.cptparts.com

Canada-Wide Parts Distributors Ltd

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

Water Treatment Recycling Systems customized to your requirements. 2810 Matheson Blvd. E., 2nd Floor, Mississauga, ON L2T 2B9

truck Wash Systems

Trans Canada Automatic Truck Wash Home of the 8 Minute Semi Wash and the Clean Ride Car Wash Yellowhead Highway 16 West South at Range Road 14 Lloydminster, AB T9V 3C2

Tel: 905.624.7227

Tel: 780.874.9274

Toll Free: 800.265.7405

Fax: 780.874.9275

iinfo@awashsystems.com

greg@tctw.ca

www.awashsystems.com

www.tctw.ca

ATSSA Sudbury

Sudbury Trade Show Builds on Previous Successes By Marek Krasuski

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he Sudbury chapter of the Automotive Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n Service (ATSSA) held its annual Trade Show on December 8, 2011, at the Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel. The success of this third show stands on the shoulders of the previous two annual events, each owing its achievement to sound planning, exhibitor diversity, high interest, and an excellent venue. “We were as successful as in previous years and had one of the best meals provided by the award winning Howard Johnson Hotel,” said ATSSA President, Stewart McBain. Over 30 exhibitors, including Ontario Trucking News, displayed the latest

in product and service offerings from the various sectors of the industry. Truck manufacturers included International, Volvo, Mack, Kenworth, Peterbilt, and Western Star. Automotive lighting was represented by Grote, Trucklite and UniBond Canada, automated lubrication systems by Lubecore, tires by Kal Tire, general products and lubricants by Nickel City Enterprises and OPW respectively, heavy duty truck lubes by CFTS Group/Pro Lab, heavy truck parts by S.S.&M., seals by Stemco, heavy engines by Wajax Power Systems, hoists by All Tool, truck boxes by GinCor Industries, cooling systems by Horton, air brakes and suspensions

by Bendix and Meritor, air cleaners by Donaldson, PTO Products and Drive Products, load binding by ANCRA and Kinedyne, body supplies by Alvan, personnel services by TPS, and apprenticeships by OYAP. All exhibitors provided door prizes ranging from power tools to safety kits, engine supplies, and lubricants. Gift certificates, some as much as $200, were also presented to ticket winners. The Howard Johnson provided the buffet dinner. The annual ATSSA Trade Show developed in response to the shared recognition by industry members that communication is key to knowledge acquisition and ultimately business success. Also in at-

tendance was ATSSA Vice President, Mike Hamel, who mused on the Trade Show’s significance. “This is  a great opportunity for people in the commercial industry to see  the new products

and services that are currently out on the market. The Trade show is also a great time to get to know other vendors and service providers on a personal level. Here the visitors can ask questions on any

particular product that they may be interested in. The unique thing about ATSSA trade show is that we can sit down and have a great supper together while getting to know each other.”

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ATSSA Toronto

December Meeting Filled with Generosity By Barb Woodward

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he “Toys for Tots” and “Food Drive” were huge successes at this year-end event. Constables Zoe Brown and Niki Georgiadis of Peel Regional Police were on hand to extend their heartfelt thanks to the ATS and its members for 26    January 2012

their generous donations. Alex Burbidge, Platoon Chief of the Vaughan Fire Department and Chief Chris Denni accepted food donations, together with $620.00 in cash. Kathy Sharp from the Salvation Army accepted $580.00 in cash and toys, all of which went to needy families in

the Brampton area. Comedian, Evan Carter, had the crowd in stitches with his Bill Cosby-like comedy routine. A special vote of thanks goes to Fort Garry Industries and Texis Truck Exhaust for sponsoring this entertaining act. Arden and the Tourists

are back with a 6-piece band that is guaranteed to make this coming year’s event a real success. Information and tickets for the Annual Ladies Night (February 25th, 2012) can be obtained through the ATS website at www.torontoats.com, or by contacting Brian Sib-

bald, Entertainment Chairman at 1-905.302.5470. Sponsor participation with cash and/or prizes is always welcome. This is your company’s opportunity to present your products and services to a captive audience. Also, by enlisting the support of other companies who do

sponsor a meeting, you will have your membership dues reimbursed. Meetings are at the Paradise Banquet Hall located on Jane Street just below the 407, and are held at 6pm every second Thursday of the month from September through to and including June.

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Transport For Christ

A New Year & A New Beginning

By Len Reimer

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s we begin a new year, some ask, “Is it going to be better”? Generally speaking the answer to this ongoing question is beyond our control. But we can make some serious decisions about how we

act. How do I want to feel – guilty or peaceful? For the most part, how we feel is based on choices we make. As humans we are bound to experience difficult times. The book of Job tells us that Job lost everything he had, including his family and wealth. We a r e d o o m e d t o failure, and to believe otherwise is to remain in needless, painful bondage. The truth is you cannot wander too far, fail too many times, or exceed the bounds of Christ’s forgiveness. But when you repent and turn to Him, He restores you to fellowship as though nothing had

ever happened. Peter denied Jesus three times, despite his boasts to remain faithful. Yet the Lord forgave him and made him a powerful leader. Peter had learned his lesson well. Though he surely experienced other failures and setbacks, he knew that his Saviour remained forever at his side, ready to forgive. Notice what an older and wiser Peter had to say about God’s grace: “His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue, by

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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 barb@woodwardpublishing.com. Alberta

bonnyville

Cougar Fuels Ltd. 5602-54th Avenue

Bonnyville, AB Tel: 780.826.3043 Fax: 780.826.6353 Email: brentm@cougarfuelsltd.ca www.cougarfuelsltd.ca

Convenience store, cardlock and showers.

calgary

Calgary Husky Travel Centre 2525-32nd Avenue NE Calgary, AB T1Y 6B7 Tel: 403.291.1233 www.myhusky.ca

Alberta

British Columbia

Manitoba

Strathmore

Golden

brandon

Strathmore Husky Travel Centre

436 Ridge Road Strathmore, AB T1P 1B5 Tel: 403.934.3522 Fax: 403.934.3555 Email: hk7969@popmail. huskyenergy.com Web: www.myhusky.ca Open 24 hours, 7 days, restaurant, cardlock, ATM, convenience store, showers. British Columbia

Chilliwack

Jepson Petroleum Ltd. Box 1408 Golden, BC V0A 1H0 Tel: 250.344.6161 Fax: 250.344.2232 Email: ladine@jepsonpetro.com Open 8am-5pm mon-fri, lubes & propane, 24hr cardlock, regular, diesel & diesel mark.

4949 Barlow Trail SE Calgary, AB T2B 3B5 Tel: 403.569.6251 Fax: 403.235.5095 www.roadking.ca

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

Edmonton

RoadKing Travel Centre Strathcona Inc.

26 Strathmoor Drive Sherwood Park, AB T8H 2B6 Tel: 780.417.9400 Fax: 780.417.9449

Leduc

Nisku Truck Stop

Suite 201 - 8020 Sparrow Drive Leduc, AB T9E 7G3 Tel: 780.986.7867 Fax: 780.986.7898 Web: www.myhusky.ca Open 24 hours, 7 days, restaurant, cardlock, ATM, convenience store, showers, scale.

lloydminister

Hancock Petroleum

5904-44 Street Lloydminster, AB T9V 1V6 Tel: 888.875.2495 Fax: 780.875.2095 Convenience store, showers & laundry facilities th

Chilliwack Petro-Pass

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

Cool Creek Agencies

7985 Lickman Road Chilliwack, BC V2R 3Z9 Tel: 604.795.5335 Fax: 604.794.5080 sdufault@coolcreek.ca Full service islands, driver’s lounge & game room, convenience store, showers, laundry facilities, parking & CAT scale

delta

Husky Travel Centre

5721-44th Street Lloydminster, AB T9V 0B3 Tel: 780.872.7089 www.myhusky.ca

MEDICINE HAT

Husky Travel Centre

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

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

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Husky Travel Centre 10128 Nordel Court Delta, BC V4G 1J7 Tel: 604.582.1433 www.myhusky.ca

delta

Petro Canada Southcoast Petroleum Ltd.

10178 Nordel Court Delta, BC Tel: 604.581.3835 Fax: 604.581.3850 nordel@southcoastpetro.ca Canopy, fax, photocopier, nearby gov’t scale, restaurant & ATM.

ENFIELD

Petro Pass

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

Morris

hope

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

Flood Hope Husky Travel Centre 61850 Flood-Hope Road R.R. #2, Hope, BC V0X 1L2 Tel: 604.869.9214 www.myhusky.ca

Merritt

Wagons West Travel Plaza 3999 Airport Road Merritt, BC V1K 1R2 Tel: 250.378.2100 Fax: 250.378.6060 Open 24 hours, 7 days, restaurant, convenience store, showers, TV with cable, Greyhound.

OSOYOOS

Hwy 75 South, Box 989 Morris, MB R0G 1K0 Tel: 204.746.8999 Fax: 204.746.2611 Email: morrismohawk@yahoo.ca Web: www.myhusky.ca Open 24 hours, 7 days, restaurant Mon. – Fri. 6am-11pm, Sat. & Sun. – 7am-11pm, cardlock, ATM, convenience store with lottery, showers.

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

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 & washrooms.

perth-andover

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

sALISBURY

winnipeg

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

6757 Hwy #2 Enfield, NS S2T 1C8 Tel: 902.882.2522 Fax: 902.883.1769 Open 24-7, full-service islands, driver’s lounge, restaurant (6 am-11pm), convenience store, showers & parking.

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

Tobique One Stop

Petro Canada-Petro Pass

Nova Scotia

Enfield Big Stop (Circle K)

grand falls

Morris Husky RoadKing Travel Centre

New Brunswick

Salisbury Big Stop

Ontario, Eastern

arnprior

Antrim Truck Stop

580 White Lake Road, Arnprior, ON K7S 3G9 Tel: 613.623.3003 Fax: 613.623.1003 Toll Free: 866.334.4775 jack@antrimwesternstar.com Open 24-7, full service islands, restaurant, convenience store, showers, overnight parking, driver’s lounge, CAT scale, garage service facilities, tire service, Western Star truck dealer.

bELLEVILLE

Ultramar

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, washrooms, showers, short-time parking & driver’s lounge

2986 Fredericton Road cARDINAL Salisbury, NB E4J 2G1 Tel: 506.372.3333 Fax: 506.372.0083 Open 24-7, driver’s lounge & game 2085 Shanly Rd., Exit 730 Hwy 401 Cardinal, ON K0C 1E0 room, restaurant, convenience Tel: 613.657.3019 store, showers, laundry facilities, Husky Travel Centre Open 24 hrs, restaurant, parking & CAT scale 9206-97th Street convenience store,washrooms, Petro Canada-Petro Pass waasis R.R. #2, Osoyoos, BC V0H 1V2 showers, overnight parking & 928 Marion Street, Lincoln Big Stop Circle K driver’s lounge. Tel: 250.495.6443 415 Nevers Rd. Winnipeg, MB Cornwall www.myhusky.ca Waasis, NB E3B 9E1 Tel: 204.949.7280 Tel: 506.446.4444 SICAMOUS Fax: 204.949.7288 Driver Fax: 506.446.4455 Open 24-7, driver’s lounge & game bigstop_bluecanoe@yahoo.ca room, convenience store, laundry Fifth Wheel Truck Stop Open 24-7, Irving FP Solution facilities, showers & parking 1901 McConnell Avenue I-24, driver’s lounge, restaurant, (Exit 792 off Hwy 401) convenience store,showers,laundry New Brunswick Cornwall, ON K6H 5R6 facilities, free over night parking. Tel: 613.933.8363 Husky Travel Centre woodstock aulac Fax: 613.932.3952 1340 Trans Canada Hwy. M urray’s Truck Stop Aulac Big Stop Circle K Open 24 hrs, diesel fuel, full-service Exit 191, 198 Beardsley Road Sicamous, BC V0G 2V0 fuel islands, convenience store at 170 Aulac Road Woodstock, NB Tel: 250.836.4675 fuel bar, take-out food, CAT scale, Aulac, NB E4L 2X2 Tel: 506.328.2994 Blue Beacon truck wash, propane, Fax: 280.836.2230 Tel: 506.536.1339 Driver’s Fax: 506.325.2148 Sunoco Cardlock, restaurant, 200+ Contact: Shelley Arvandel email: calving.murraystruckstop Fax: 506.536.0579 truck parking capacity, private www.myhusky.ca @gmail.com showers, laundry facilities, driver’s Email: aulac@eastlink.ca www.murraystruckstop.ca lounge & arcade room, Bell Canada Open 24-7, restaurant (6amOpen 24-7, full service islands, Open 24-7, full service islands, internet kiosk, barber shop, ATM, 10pm), convenience store, driver s lounge, restaurant, driver’s lounge & game room, drug testing centre, chapel, motel showers, laundry facilities, parking, convenience store, showers, restaurant, convenience store, (smoking & non-smoking), tire shop, photocopier, oil products, ATM and laundry facilities, parking & CAT showers, laundry facilities, parking lube shop, mechanic shop, Irving scale. fax machine. & CAT scale & tire sales & service. cardlock.


Ontario, Eastern

DESERONTO

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.

Ontario, Eastern

Ontario, Northern

sPENCERVILLE

timmins

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

DUNVEGAN

Herb’s Travel Plaza

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.

JOYCEVILLE

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

KINGSTON

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

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: suzie_vink@yahoo.ca Open 24-7 driver’s lounge, restaurant, convenience store, laundry facilities, ATM, internet services, showers & parking. Ontario, Northern

bradford

Bradford Husky Travel Centre Hwy 400 & 88 Bradford, ON Tel: 905.775.5794 www.myhusky.ca

Jeremy’s Truck Stop & Country Restaurant

220 Highway 17 West Nairn Centre, ON P0M 2L0 Tel: 705.869.4100 Fax: 705.869.6796

north bay

BayTruck Stop

Ultramar 1993 Hwy 15, Exit 623 Kingston, ON K7L 4V3 Tel & Fax: 613.542.7971 Email: AkashIndia@hotmail.com Open 24/7, fast-food, convenience store, ATM, overnight parking.

OTTAWA

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

Esso Truck Stop

2154 Riverside Drive Timmins, ON Tel: 705.268.3400 Fax: 705.267.7231 bgagnon@krebenterprises.ca Open 24-7, restaurant, convenience store, ATM & showers.

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

sudbury

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, driver’s lounge & game room, convenience store (hot food, pizza, chilli & soup), laundry facilities, showers & parking.

drumbo

london

Hwy 401, Exit 250, 806607 Oxford Road, Drumbo, ON N0J 1G0 Tel: 519.463.5088 Fax: 519.463.5628 Email: amdroit1990@hotmail.com

fort erie

Waubaushene

Waubaushene Truck Stop

21 Quarry Road, Box 419, Waubaushene, ON L0K 2L0 Tel: 705.538.2900 Fax: 705.538.0452 Email: bramji@sympatico.ca Ontario, Western

beamsville

Ultramar 1637 Pettit Road (Exit 5 off QEW) Fort Erie, ON L2A 5M4 Tel: 905.994.8293 Open 24 hrs, restaurant, washrooms, showers, overnight parking & driver’s lounge

grimsby

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

bowmanville

Fifth Wheel Truck Stop

2475 South Service Road, (Exit 431, Hwy 401, Waverly Road) Bowmanville, ON L1C 3L1 Tel: 905.623.3604 Fax: 905.623.7109 Open 24 hrs., diesel fuel, convenience store, CAT scale, gasoline (self service), ATM, propane, convenience store at fuel bar, Sunoco fleet fuel cardlock ,full service fuel islands, restaurant, private showers, laundry facilities, driver’s lounge & arcade room, 100+ truck parking capacity, motel (smoking & non-smoking),Bell Canada internet kiosk, Irving cardlock.

dorchester

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, driver’s lounge, 150+ parking capacity, motel (smoking & non-smoking), arcade room, convenience store.

Flying M Truck Stop

7340 Colonel Talbot Road London, ON Tel: 519.652.2728 Fax: 519.652.6554 Email: flyingmtruckstop.com Open 24 hrs, 6 days, full service islands, driver’s lounge, restaurant, convenience store, ATM, internet services, showers, garage on premises & parking

London

London Husky Travel Centre

Hwy 401 & 74 (Exit 195 off 401) Belmont, ON Tel: 519.644.0200 www.myhusky.ca

milton

Beamsville Relay Station

hWY 144 @ 560a

nAIRN CENTRE

Ontario, Western

Ontario, Western

Trucker’s Haven

Watershed Car & Truck Stop Hwy 144 & 560A Tel: 705.655.4911 or 705.523.4917 Fax: 705.523.4160 jim_blackbearhunting@live.com

Ontario, Western

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 & Irving cardlock, full service fuel islands, restaurant, private showers, laundry facilities, driver’s lounge & arcade room,100+ parking capacity, chapel, motel (smoking & non- smoking).

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, driver’s lounge & arcade room, 100+ parkin, chapel, motel (smoking & non- smoking), & lottery tickets.

kitchener

woodstock

Ultramar

535 Mill Street (Hwy 401 Exit 230 on TA site) Woodstock, ON N4S 7V6 Tel: 519.421.3144 Open 24 hrs, restaurant, convenience store, washrooms, showers, driver’s lounge & overnight parking. Québec

Montreal

Irving 24

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

estevan

Estevan Husky Travel Centre 201- 4th St. Estevan, SK S4A 0T5 Tel: 306.634.3109 www.myhusky.ca

regina

Husky Bulk Sales

Husky Travel Centre

336 Kenora Avenue Hamilton, ON L8E 2W2 Tel: 905.561.4712 Fax: 905.561.7757 Email: wayne@marshalltruck.com Web: www.marshalltruck.com Open 24-7 for cardlock, open 7am-12am mon-fri, 7am-5pm Sat, closed Sunday, full service islands, driver’s lounge, restaurant, showers & parking

Tecumseh, ON (off Hwy 401 at Exit 14) Tel: 519.737.6401 www.myhusky.ca

pickering

hamilton

Marshall Truck & Trailer Repair & Truck Stop

windsor

Windsor Husky Travel Centre

200 Clements Road Pickering, ON Tel: 905.428.9700 www.myhusky.ca

210 North McDonald Street Regina, SK S4N 5W3 Tel: 306.721.6880 www.myhusky.ca

Regina Husky Travel Centre

port Hope

1755 Prince of Wales Drive Regina, SK S4Z 1A5 Tel: 306.789.3477 www.myhusky.ca

Ultramar

Petro Canada-Petro Pass

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, driver’s lounge & short-time parking

saskatoon

402-51st Street East Saskatoon, SK Tel: 306.934.6766 Fax: 306.668.6110 Email: rainbow@sasktel.net Driver’s lounge, convenience store, laundry facilities, ATM, showers, scale & parking

stoney creek

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

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

swift current

Husky Travel Centre

1510 South Service Road West (Trans Canada Hwy 1 West) Swift Current, SK S9H 3T1 Tel: 306.773.6444 www.myhusky.ca January 2012   29


Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association Awards By George Fullerton

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he Atlantic Provi n c e s Tr u c k i n g Association came together in downtown Moncton in December to celebrate individuals who have made significant contributions to the trucking industry. “We are pleased to pay tribute to these men and women for their hard work and dedication to the industry” said Executive Director, Jean Marc Picard. “Each year the APTA recognizes outstanding individuals who work behind the wheel, or behind the desks of trucking companies. We are pleased to make these presentations to an exceptional group of recipients”. Annually, APTA confers the Good Samaritan Award on an individual in the industry who has committed a remarkable act of kindness or assistance in work related situations. This year the Good Samaritan Award was given to Roger Issaac, driver for Midland Transport. In early 2010, Roger was driving in western New York State when a sudden and severe snow storm halted all highway traffic.

As time passed and the storm intensified, Roger invited stranded motorists into the comfort of his truck cab. True to his Newfoundland heritage, Roger made the anxious motorists welcome, even making tea for his new guests. When the storm subsided after twenty hours Roger continued on his way, but the story of his act of kindness was picked up by newspapers in Buffalo and Boston. Others were also acknowledged for their contributions to the industry. Dispatcher of the Year award went to Evelyn Decker-Westcott of H u n t ’s Tr a n s p o r t , S t . John’s, Newfoundland. It was explained that Evelyn possesses the enviable talent to simultaneously juggle two cell phones and a desk phone, all the while making it look like a natural feat. Evelyn communicates with shippers, drivers and customers, leaving everyone feeling that their questions or concerns are given personal and effective attention. Evelyn was also credited with developing practical solutions that moves business forward.

The Service to the Industry Award went to Shane Esson, Midland Transport, and outgoing Chair of the Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association. Shane has been a dedicated member of the trucking industry for twenty years. In his term as Chair of APTA, Shane exhibited remarkable leadership skills piloting meetings with government officials, including one meeting with Prime Minister Stephen Harper. Shane took on an exceptional challenge when he assumed many of the duties of the Executive Director while the position was in transition. Shane was applauded for being an effective face and voice for the industry in the media, as well as providing key leadership for the Association’s strategic planning session. Gay White with Atlantica Diversified Transportation Systems (ADTS) was honoured with the APTA Safety to Motor Transport Award. Gay began her adult life attending Memorial University and becoming a school teacher, prior to finding her forte heading up the Human Resources and Safety Department

with ADTS. Gay serves on a variety of industry boards and committees and maintains an open door policy, sharing her expertise on safety issues and practices. Driver of the Year honours went to Steve McGibbon with Milltown Trucking, St. Stephen NB. Doug Morrow, also of Milltown, said that over the fifteen years Steve has been driving with the company, he has been exemplary in his attitude toward work, safety and customer service. “Steve has a professional attitude toward his work and is very considerate of everyone he works with.” said Morrow. “He takes a positive approach to his job, and sets the bar for a high standard of work in our company. He is always willing to share his knowledge and experience with others.” APTA Director Jean Marc Picard said he hopes for an improved economic climate in 2011, adding that the Association’s focus of activities will include Canada-US border issues, hours of service, safety and training seminars and Electronic On Board Recorders.

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Shane Esson Service to the Industry Award winner and past Chairman of APTA

022 left to right Randy Flemming Volvo Trucks, Steve McGibbon Driver of the Year, Steve’s mother Brenda McGibbon

Healthy Living

The Good, the Bad, & now the Ugly! The Disturbing Facts on Margarine Production

By Brenda Ricker

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argarine is a synthetic, man-made chemical which is alien to our bodies. Hard stick margarine is loaded with 30    January 2012

trans-fats. Hydrogen is forced into vegetable oil to turn it into a saturated fat, solid at room temperature. Newer margarine is made from vegetable oil and modified palm and palm kernel oil. It boasts non-hydrogenation, but I’ve never been a fan of the word “modified,” and palm oil is liquid at room temperature. Somebody has messed with it. Would you like your body to be “modified” or all natural?

Disturbingly, margarine is also just one molecule away from being plastic. Margarine makers start with cheap, poor quality vegetable oils such as corn, cottonseed, soybeans, safflower seeds and canola. These oils have already turned rancid by the extraction from oil seeds using high temperature and high pressure. Rancid oils are loaded with free radicals that react easily with other molecules,

causing cell damage, premature aging and a host of other problems. The last bit of oil is removed with hexane, a solvent known to cause cancer. Although hexane is subsequently removed, traces of it are inevitably left behind. Indeed, some of these oils are not suitable for human consumption to begin with. Canola oil, which is widely touted as the healthiest oil of all, has

problems as well. Consumption of Canola has been linked with vitamin E deficiency as well as growth retardation, and for this reason canola oil is not allowed to be used in the manufacture of infant formula. We must start thinking of the quality of every morsel we put into our bodies. There is a huge difference, for example, in quality between canola oil and cold-pressed extra virgin olive oil. Olive oil

is not heat treated, and extra virgin means the oil was obtained from the olives’ first pressing. Cancer, moreover, is linked to processed vegetable fats which are found in hydrogenated shortening and margarine. Remember to read the labels of any food you’re planning to consume. I have written and researched a paper on Margarine. You can request it at health_you_deserve@ yahoo.ca

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Employment

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From the

Driver’s Seat By: Carl McBride

Outlook for 2012

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elcome to the N e w Ye a r . I hope everyone had a great holiday. Now is the time to get ready for whatever Canada’s economy is going to throw at us. Our recovery in Canada has been slow, but at least we are going forward. Personally speaking, my hope for the New Year is that our recovery speeds up and the widespread problems in Europe don’t trigger another financial crash. Our question this month is: “What is your outlook for the economy in the Canadian Trucking Industry for 2012?”

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Victor Moses drives for David Brown United Transport out of Waterville, Nova Scotia. “In my own opinion the cost of living is rising too quickly. Wages are not going up at all. This situation needs to be balanced out to ease the pressure on the average person. Computers in trucks are a great addition to the industry, but they are slowing me down and that costs me money. The economy needs to improve even faster than it already is.”

Tim Kimmett drives for Cooney Transport out of Belleville, Ontario. “The economy is rising slowly and the cost of living is rising too quickly, leaving wages behind. We as drivers are still making a good living but the cost of living is getting further ahead of us. We need wage increases to offset these rising expenses.”

Marion Grim drives for Stericycle Transport out of Brampton, Ontario. “As our economy grows, so will the job market. Companies today want more and more out of their drivers. Hours of Service are good but are slowing work down. The pressures of Hours of Service and a slow moving economy have created more and more rude drivers on the highways.”

Jeff Delahunt drives for Erb Transport out of Trenton, Ontario. “The rise and fall of our economy depends on the manufacturing sector in Canada. As the economy rises the need for more drivers will improve. The most important change that needs action now is bringing wages and the cost of living into better balance.” ••• If you have any comments or questions that you would like addressed, please contact me at carl@ woodwardpublishing.com, or by calling 877.225.2232. Happy New Year to all our readers!

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Volvo Group’s Powertrain Organization

Booklet Commemorates 50 Years of Production

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o l v o G r o u p ’s Powertrain organization in Hagerstown, Md. recently received two awards for their commemorative booklet, capturing 50 years of developing and producing engines, transmissions and related power components for Volvo Group brands. The US-based Construction Writers Association (CWA) recognized the booklet with one of its top marketing communications awards, stating the booklet “went beyond technical profi-

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ciency to create something attractive, memorable and effective.” The 50-year commemorative booklet also earned a 2011 Summit Marketing Effectiveness Award, presented by the Summit International Awards, for its ability “to change, influence or reinforce a target audience’s knowledge, attitudes or beliefs.” Less than nine percent of this year’s 604 entries earned a marketing effectiveness award. The 42-page booklet, developed in conjunction with London, Ontario communications firm Marketing Strategies & Solutions, was initially released at the launch of the official anniversary celebrations

on May 5, 2011. It traces the evolution of modern diesel

power technology while highlighting the individual

and collective achievements of the people and

close-knit community of Hagerstown.

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Employment

Volvo Trucks Continues Sponsorship of America’s Road Team in 2012

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uring the American Trucking Associations’ (ATA) Management Conference & Exhibition in Grapevine, Texas, Volvo Trucks today announced its ongoing support of America’s Road Team, which uses professional drivers with outstanding driving records to deliver messages about highway safety and the essentiality of trucking. “All of us at Volvo Trucks are very proud to be part of the ATA’s America’s Road Team program,” said Ron Huibers, Volvo Trucks North America senior vice president, sales and marketing. “As one of the most important and effective highway safety efforts out there, the program fits perfectly with Volvo’s core value of safety.” The members of America’s Road Team are known as Captains, many of whom have accumulated millions of miles of accident-free

driving. They undergo a rigorous selection process to become part of the program. The Road Team Captains speak to hundreds of groups of lawmakers, government officials, students, regulators and other truck drivers. Their presentations include safe driving tips and highway safety information, much based upon their own experiences, as well as the importance of trucking to the American economy. Last January, at its New River Vally plant in Dublin, Virginia, Volvo Trucks presented a new VN 780 to the Road Team Captains and ATA officials. The new truck features life-saving Volvo safety technologies, including Volvo Enhanced Stability Technology (VEST) by Bendix and Volvo Enhanced Cruise (VEC). It’s also equipped with the innovative Volvo I-Shift automated manual trans-

mission, one of the cornerstones to Volvo’s industry leadership in fuel efficiency. Since receiving the truck, the Road Team Captains have been using it to transport the ATA Image Trailer, a mobile presentation facility, around the country, as they spread the industry’s messages of safety and es-

sentiality. “The Road Team Captains are the ultimate trucking ambassadors,” Huibers said. “With their passion and track record for safe driving, they are making our roadways safer for everybody.” Vo l v o Tr u c k s N o r t h America’s operations and

products are guided by the company’s three core values: Quality, Safety and Environmental Care. The Volvo VN and VHD trucks are assembled in the United States at the New River Valley Plant in Dublin, Virginia, while Volvo engines for North America are assembled in Hagerstown,

Maryland. Both plants are certified to ISO14001 environmental and ISO9001 quality standards. For further information, contact Brandon Borgna, Volvo Trucks North America, phone 336.393.2143, email brandon.borgna@ volvo.com or visit www. volvotrucks.us.com.

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The Complacency Coach

Improving the Engine of Your Business

By Bruce Outridge

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he number of bells and whistles you add to your truck doesn’t make the slightest difference unless the most

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important component is in top condition – the engine! Without it you have nothing. So when you buy a truck, take stock of the multiple factors that will help in making sound decisions. Consider life history, miles acquired, wear and tear analysis, oil samples, and other variables to make sure your engine reaches an optimal life span. This information, along with other drive line component information, is vital to your

success. Once you have decided on a truck, be sure that the purchase includes a warranty that protects you for break downs and other contingencies. This, my friend, is smart buying and good business sense. So let’s switch gears and apply these same principles to your business. As an Owner Operator you are the engine of your business. Absent yourself from the operation and you have nothing. Like the engine of a truck, you are

the engine of your business and are required to be in good shape to keep the business running for years to come. As with your truck, you need to look at the various components of your business. Like checking the engine oil when buying a truck, take stock of your health to ensure it too is in good shape. When assessing an engine’s mileage and wear and tear, evaluate your business experience and look at where you may need help. When purchasing a truck and securing a warranty for breakdown protection, make sure there is corresponding insurance coverage for your business. When you became an Owner Operator you looked at certain things before jumping into business; the first being decent equipment, the second a sound company to lease

with, and finally, commitment to do the job. Since you have worked hard to get the right truck, don’t you think you should work equally hard to create a successful business? You bought decent equipment, leased on with a good company, and committed to the job. Continued success requires taking a proactive approach to the operations side of the business. You will need a decent accountant, a smooth operation, and possibly a business consultant to help you make the right decisions. Adding those components to your business engine will ensure you have a suc-

cessful career as an Owner Operator. Don’t be one of the many business owners that begin by working hard and later let the operation flounder in the wake of the initial excitement. You wouldn’t spec an engine perfectly and then to forget to put oil in it down the road, so don’t do that to your business engine. About the Author Bruce Outridge is a business and leadership consultant for the transportation industry. His OS Program helps Owner Operators improve their businesses. For more information visit his website at www.outridge.ca

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