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Spotlight on… Lubecore International
More Dealerships Carry the Lubecore Name into Communities across the Country By Marek Krasuski
ubecore International, provider of premier automated lubrication solutions, is committed to its expanding network of distributors across this country, and farther afield. Independent distributors continue to join the Lubecore family for many reasons; among them, the demonstrable depth of commitment to customer service and the quality of the lubrication equipment. Lubecore International was founded in 2008 by Jan Eisses who holds the position of President of the Campbellville-based facility. Since that time he has assiduously enlisted a growing number of partners attracted by the complete line of lubrication products and services, good pricing, and a partnering approach that delivers value to businesses.
ferent times for different maintenance and repair functions? Is there a more efficient and cost effective approach to the current program? These abiding principles to which Lubecore owes its growing success include the establishment of long term relationships with customers based on a partnership approach that has been developed to achieve common goals. The extent to which the Lubecore has become a household name in the lubrication industry is evidenced by Jan Eisses’ innovative ideas. “I wanted to see if there was an opportunity to do things better. Modifications in the industry were slow to develop, so I wanted to create what I consider to be a perfect system.” In recognition of these superior business practices, more dealers have
who has singlehandedly installed some 2000 lubrication systems and is now ready to serve any need with all Lubecore products and services. Dan is joined by Bob Heida of BH Lubrication. Bob will marshal his 25 years experience in the field to expand Lubecore facilities throughout the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). Drivetec, an innovative company administered by Rheal Duprey, has also become a new Lubecore distributor in the Toronto
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region. Joining this group of new Lubecore dealers is National Tank Services which will provide the full product line, installations, and multiple services through its 14 branches spread across the country. Lubrication Solutions, formerly known as Lubecore Ontario, is no longer a Lubecore dealer and, as such, is unable to support extended customer warranties through the Steadylube grease program arranged under Smart Switch the Lubecore name. Customers wishing to proValue, indeed, also hinges attached themselves to cure Lubecore products on the ability to meet custhe Lubecore name, enand protect warranties tomer need. The Lubecore larging an already diverse are urged to contact the approach assesses need, network of local distribuaforementioned distribuin part, through a sertorships and dealers, tors or any of the other 30 ies of questions: “How particularly at this time authorized Lubecore locaare lubrication services in southern Ontario. tions throughout Canada, currently being delivThese additions inincluding Lubecore ered? What are the costs clude the participaInternational in Campof those services? Are tion of Lucecore bellville, Ontario. vehicles brought in on 3P which operAu t o m a t e d L u a regular basis for ates under the brication Systems servicing? Are lubriguidance of (ALS) have existed cation services coDaniel Pricop, for nearly 100 years incident with existing an experienced but widespread acservice intervals, or professional ceptance has been are vehicles limited by a failbrought in at dif- Low Level Switch Pressure Switch ure to appreciate
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their multiple benefits. Lubecore, in response, has provided materials that clearly explain the system’s design, components, and benefits. Lubecore automated lubrication systems are comprised of pneumatically operated pumps, electronic timers, manifolds and injector assemblies, and primary and secondary tubings with fittings. Each system is modified and assembled in accordance with the specific type of equipment and associated operating conditions. Adding to
this list of benefits is the Steadylube Extended Warranty for all customers using Lubecore Steadylube grease. These warranties can be secured by contacting authorized Lubecore dealers. Prospective Lubecore distributors and dealers are also attracted by what Jan Eisses says are the lubrication system’s maintenance-friendly advantages. “Our systems are designed with the mechanic in mind since he is the most important part of the maintenance program.” Indeed, value accumulates with the addition of features which promote safety and easy maintenance, resulting in saved time and money. Ease
ty, it cannot suck in air, an event which would otherwise require a service visit to bleed the pump and the mainline. Accompanying the shut off switch is a 16 Gauge Heavy Duty Wiring Harness. The tightly-sealed connections ensure that corrosion is eliminated, along with the need for additional maintenance due to electrical failure. Other maintenance-reducing features include: An LED on the solenoid which allows for an easy check on continuity in the system, a Manual Override Valve on the solenoid that eliminates the need to climb in the cab and cycle the system using the timer, a Smart Switch/LED IN Dash that confirms all connections are fully functional once the ignition is turned on, a Low Level Warning Device, and a Break Proof Makralon Reservoir which requires no
Makralon Reservoir mechanical maintenance and enables the mechanic to conduct a quick visual check of the grease level.
Heavy Duty Filter of use is promoted by an Automatic Low Level Shut Off which stops the pump from cycling once the grease in the reservoir has reached its minimum level. Since the pump is unable to pump itself emp-
A heavy Duty Inlet Filter prevents contamination, even when forced by an air operated filler pump. With the promise to ensure that locals continue to deal with locals in communities in Canada and
across the US, Lubecore, under the direction of Jan Eisses, continues to recruit qualified and service-oriented professionals to become distributors in their home towns. Features of the Lubecore recruitment program include financial assistance to potential distributors as well as technical advice, though preference for experienced mechanical professionals will minimize the need for comprehensive instruction. Says Jan Eisses, “experienced mechanics and other industry professionals speak from the benefit of their own experience. They can more readily field technical questions and clearly present the workings and benefits of the automated lubrication systems.” Jan Eisses established Lubecore International in 2008 in order to supply distributors across Canada and the world with lubrication solutions. In just three years, dozens of distributor locations have sprung up in many communities, including the recent addition of Lubecore 3P, BH Lubrication, Drivetec, and National Tank Services. His goal, however, is more ambitious, backed by the commitment “to get 500 distributors in communities across this vast North American landscape.” He continues, “The end user is who we need to service, and with more professionals joining the Lubecore team we will provide easily accessible automated lubrication services to communities across the continent.” More information about Lubecore service and product offerings, as well as partnership options, is available by contacting Lubecore at www.lubecore. com, by email at sales@ lubecore.com, by phone at 905.864.3110, or by fax at 905.878.6935.
Spotlight on… One Man’s Vision
Yukon Inventor & Driver Promotes Revolutionary Truck Design By Marek Krasuski
deas are the beginning points of all fortunes,” said the American author Napolean Hill. And if Whitehorse inventor, Ralph Fitzsimmons, succeeds in bringing his idea into practical usage, he may well reap substantial rewards for the creation of his Round Truck Cab. The concept of a circular truck came to the itinerant inventor some fifteen years ago while travelling the Alaska Highway as part of his regular run for a commercial carrier. As Fitzsimmons headed north, the driver of an approaching southbound car lost control of the vehicle and slammed into the guardrail lining the bend in the road where the incident unfolded. The vehicle ricocheted off the rail and across the highway onto the opposing shoulder. The fortunate driver and passengers were unharmed. The car’s motion after impact presented an insight. “I thought to myself that damage to that vehicle was minimized by the fact that it hit the rounded guardrail lining the curvature of the bend in the highway. If that rail had been straight, the impact of the crash could have been much worse. This is how the design originated. In the event of a collision, a round cab would more likely deflect objects away from the vehicle than being forced into the body of the truck at the moment of impact,” he said. Fifteen years later, Fitzsimmons continues to move forward in bringing his truck into production. He built a plywood prototype in his basement. The construction process revealed practical problems which called for design refinements. Once details were addressed and modifications made,
he patented the idea and began approaching truck manufacturers and engineers who, over the years, have shown interest in the truck’s design and its stated benefits. “I sent blueprints to interested parties, all of whom said they liked the design of the truck,” he noted, adding that the safety features are of particular interest. Barring a direct hit in the exact centre of the vehicle, objects that come into contact with the truck are expected to be deflected away from the rig, thus reducing damage at the point of impact. The Yukon inventor, who for decades has worked at refining machine designs, also credits the low-riding cab as a safety measure. Ralph explains: “People, animals and objects are often run over after the initial impact with conventional trucks. The Round Truck Cab, conversely, stands just 18 inches above the road compared to the standard 24 inches. Less clearance reduces the likelihood of being forced under the truck or under the wheels at impact.” The truck’s aerodynamic configuration yields additional benefits. Damage minimization is one major advantage. Another is fuel savings. In contrast to square -shaped tractors, wind resistance at highway speeds is reduced by the truck’s elliptical face. The circular shape also increases driver visibility and reduces blind spots, adding to the list of safety features which Fitzsimmons says supports the industry’s movement toward safety and reduced energy output. A Northerner for more than three decades, Fitzsimmons integrated design features capable of addressing challenges characteristic of harsh climates. “We run through a lot of snow and mud
on the highways in the Yukon,” he says. This environmental reality was one reason to move the steer tires inward so they align perfectly with the inside drive tires. “The front wheel makes a track for the inside wheel on the rear axle to follow. This will help reduce fuel consumption,” he continues. Another reason for the repositioning of the front wheels is to provide maximum turning radius for the steer tires. There are no mudguards in the Round Truck Cab; instead the steer tires are covered both in the front and at the side by the cab shell which functions as a protective cover and prevents a person or object from being run over by the wheels. Positioning the front tires inward also allows sharp turns to be made without risk of contact with the cab frame. Unique to the Fitzsimmons design is the forward-moving function of the entire cab which is lifted over and away from the engine, permitting easy access to both the engine and the steer tires where maintenance and repair tasks can be performed unhindered by the cab. Hydraulic cylinders attached to the main frame aid in lifting the cab away from the engine. The circular shape of the truck called for an engine which is positioned in the middle of the cab rather than in front. Above it, the sleeper is placed across the middle of the interior and raised two feet from the floor. Ralph Fitzsimmons has also applied his creative energies to a suitable engine design which he has also used
to promote the vehicle to manufacturers. And with an 8-foot interior radius, he says there is more space than a conventional truck with capacity for large storage compartments and spacious sleeping conditions. The design can also be modified for use in other motor vehicles. Heralded as a viable alternative to conventional trucks, the Round Truck Cab can be constructed with the same materials used on existing models. Images of the vehicle, available on the website www.fitztruckcabdesign. com, sport a steel bumper that reaches around the front and sides to the steps leading up into the cab, as well as a shell casing made of aluminum or steel. The photos also indicate doors that open inward and slide along two tracks toward the rear. Fitzsimmons cites safety reasons for this decision. “Once the door is closed it stays that way, even in accident situations when doors have been known to fly open under the impact of a crash.” A circular design that promotes a “rolling off’ effect of objects upon impact, a large interior space with max-
imum room and comfort, a modified engine compliant with these new parameters, together comprise an innovative and safetyconscious design that is also adaptable to other vehicular specifications. Widespread interest from industry representatives supports Ralph Fitzsimmon’s ongoing efforts to enlist the participation of partners in bringing this revolutionary idea to the production phase of development. “This aerodynamic model is unlike any
other conventional truck. If brought into production, it stands to provide many benefits for the operator, for the public, and for the environment,” he concludes. Fitzsimmons can be contacted at his website www.fitztruckcabdesign. com, by email at ralph. firstname.lastname@example.org, by phone at 867-6332241, or by mail at 229 Squanga Avenue, Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada Y1A 3Y5.
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Theme: Truck Manufacturers
Truck Manufacturers: An Overview of Recent Developments
By Marek Krasuski
ontinuous research and development of truck and engine technology has yielded safer trucks with enhanced engine power, reduced emissions, better mileage, and all round improved performance. Most builders today, in fact, compete in order to deliver the latest advancements that keep abreast with, and often exceed, environmental and performance regulations. Here’s an overview of some of those innovations. Mack has been making a name for itself in the provision of vocational trucks for municipalities throughout North America, beginning with New York City. In response to Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s mandate that city departments reduce diesel consumption by some 10 million gallons per year, Mack supplied the city with trucks equipped with a Hydraulic Regenerative Braking system. Mounted on the drivetrain, the hydraulic system contains a pump that pressurizes a large canister on the truck with hydraulic fluid. Upon acceleration, fluid is released and the pump functions as a motor to assist in the delivery of diesel engine power to the driveline. This helps the vehicle gain speeds of up to 30 mph using only a small amount of fuel and horsepower. Mack’s popularity with municipalities also rises from its vehicles which run on alternative fuels. The TerraPro cabover and low entry models can operate
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on liquid natural gas and landfill gas. Mack’s newest innovation is the tow plow which is attached behind a snowplow dump truck and controlled by hydraulics from the cab of the lead truck. The technology is capable of plowing a 30-foot swath, saving municipalities time and resources. According to recent sales data, truck manufacturer, Volvo, gained the largest share of the North American heavy duty truck market in 2011. The company attributes this success to fuel efficiency initiatives, driver comfort and safety features. In the third quarter of last year, Volvo introduced the efficiencyfocused XE13 powertrain package. It commands a 425 horsepower rating while allowing the engine to operate at 1150 rpms at speeds of 65 mph. Notes company president, Ron Huibers, “Our first introduction of the XE13 concept focused on exceptionally fuel-conscious fleets that spend considerable time cruising at highway speeds. The new 455 horsepower rating is aimed toward the higher performance demands of long-haul fleets.” Data shows that the XE13 yields a fuel efficient gain of three percent. Volvo says that customers have benefitted from a total eight percent fuel efficiency gain over the EPA ’07 engines. During the 2011 American Trucking Association’s Management Conference and Exhibition, Navistar introduced a series of creature comforts integrated into its most popular models, the International ProStar and the International TransStar. The initiative was taken in response to customer demand for features that would attract and retain good drivers. Those features include a diamond stitched interior trim on
seats, door panels and in the sleeper. Accompanying these additions, which will be available later this year, is an indash GPS system that includes prognostics, tire pressure monitoring, a premium stereo system and iPod/MP3 command and control functions. There are also safeguards against battery depletion, particularly in severe temperature conditions, such as an automatic startup device which starts the engine and recharges the batteries. Navistar has also integrated into these models the Bendix Wingman Advanced collision mitigation system which alerts drivers to closing distances between vehicles and, when necessary, applies brakes to reduce collision risk. A full feature line-up is available on the company website. Kenworth, meanwhile, continues to put forward its latest technologies. Company efforts to modify engines to meet the new efficiency standards set by the Obama Administration are underway. The new rules call for trucks built between 2014 and 2018 to meet a 20 percent reduction in fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. According to Gary Crudge, General Sales Manager for Kenworth Truck Centres, the PACCAR manufactured MX engines that power many of Kenworth’s units already meets the new standards. “They built the engine that way so they wouldn’t have to undertake rigorous reengineering processes in 2014,” he said. 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 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. Kenworth’s latest addition to its performance enhancing product line is the NavPlus System, an integrated communications network that makes driving easier, safer, and more productive. “It offers everything from truck-specific navigation to hands-free telephone conversations – along with audio controls (including satellite-enabled radio, AM/FM, CD, MP3 and USB), and camera inputs for up to four optional video cameras for monitoring the truck and trailer. In addition, an on-screen “PACCAR” pre-programmed button automatically dials the Kenworth PremierCare® Customer Center, which operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for roadside assistance,” the company says.
Of particular note is the recent introduction of the Cat CT660 Vocational Truck designed in accordance with specs gathered from experienced drivers. Cat’s first ever truck sports technologies that boast added operational conveniences and provides information to enhance management of fleets. These include better visibility and information that helps reduce costs, optimize efficiencies and improve security, Cat says. The truck’s design also highlights detailed attention to gauges. Unique to the T660 is the blending of the speedometer and the tachometer into a single gauge. In addition, round air conditioning vents optimize heating and cooling temperatures. The T660 has a stylish presentation and is equipped with parts that are easy to replace, particularly vulnerable components of the cab. For example, individual sections of the grill can be changed. The truck’s fenders are made of a rubber-based material which, if damaged by contact with another object, bounces back into place. A graphite cylinder block reduces engine noise and makes for a quieter ride. Beyond big name manufacturers, others too play their part in the advancement of industry innova-
tions. One such individual, who for years has worked in relative obscurity, is Ralph Fitzsimmons. The profile of his Round Truck Cab is featured in this publication and the March issue of Western Trucking News and Eastern Trucking News. The circular shape of the truck’s design mitigates collision damage by deflecting objects away from the vehicle rather than being forced into the body of the truck at the moment of impact. The Yukon inventor, who for decades has worked at refining machine designs, also credits the low-riding cab as a safety measure. Explains Fitzsimmons: “People, animals and objects are often run over after the initial impact with conventional trucks. The Round Truck Cab, conversely, stands just 18 inches above the road compared to the standard 24 inches. Less clearance reduces the likelihood of being forced under the truck or under the wheels at impact.” The designer continues to source partners to facilitate production. Ongoing innovations developed by major manufacturers and individuals working under the cover of anonymity will continue to ensure that trucks become safer, more efficient, and easier to operate.
Automotive Transportation Service Superintendents Association (ATSSA)
Restructured ATSSA Poised to Meet Challenges of 21st Century By Marek Krasuski
rucking is resilient and innovative – capable of meeting the endless spate of regulations imposed b y g ov e r n m e n t s , a n d harnessing technologies that refine operational performance. Its success depends on the participation of all industry players to implement a forward thinking plan of action. Among those to embrace this ethic of innovation is the Automotive Transportation Service Superintendents Association (ATSSA or ATS). The ATS has a long-standing history in Ontario. It began with the establishment of the Toronto chapter in 1939; its mission, the promotion of safety practices, development and reform in the maintenance and operation of motor transport fleets. In the intervening years, seven chapters from Ottawa, Hamilton, Windsor/Chatham, London, S u d b u r y, K i t c h e n e r / Waterloo and Belleville joined the founding Toronto group. Today, the ATS stands with a membership of approximately 1,450 industry participants, many of whom have served as expert witnesses at coroners inquests and continue to sit on Provincial Advisory Committees. ATS branches also sponsor apprentices, and support and operate the Canadian Fleet Maintenance Seminar, the largest event of its kind in Ontario attended by hundreds of delegates. In short, the organization has played a pivotal role in the advancement of Ontario’s transportation industry. But the age of the organization, and its long-standing configuration, have prompted its members and the eight chapters to conclude that a structural overhaul is needed.
“Our Charter is 70 years old. It needs to be updated with new terminology and to be revised in such way as to reflect province-wide representation from all chapter members,” explained Ed Roeder, vice president of the ATS Toronto Chapter. As the first ATS group to be established, Toronto holds the Charter and exerts more than an equal amount of influence in the organization. For example, it requires all chapters to provide annual financial reports, a practice that Roeder says needs to be changed, along with other revisions to ensure that its regional counterparts have more influence in the decision making process. It’s a sentiment with which Wes Govier heartily concurs. “We need to become a truly inter provincial organization in which all members have equal participation,” says the publicity spokesman for the ATS Sudbury Chapter. Govier mused that a restructured inter-provincial organization be comprised of all Ontario chapters, each holding an equal vote on policy matters. Another concern shared by the ATS community and amplified by Wes G ov i e r i s a r e t u r n t o the organization’s core principles. That includes heightened emphasis on the technical arm of the industry. In recent years there has been a shift away from technical maintenance and operations toward the heavily-financed marketing and sales sector. Attendance by fleet managers at monthly meetings has also dwindled, due, on the one hand, to time constraints, and on the other by access to technical information online. Still, the exchange of ideas and information among professionals at
regular meetings is hard to replace. Sudbury’s Wes Govier and Toronto’s Ed Roeder both envision strategies that would reignite interest in the ATS. In addition to encouraging wider attendance from supervisors, Govier feels that participation from everyone in the parts and service sector should be promoted. Also up for review is the loosening of restrictions on membership rules. Conventional practice restricts membership to the chapter one joins. An interprovincial association would entitle participants to membership in each of the province’s eight branches with all the attendant rights, privileges and obligations. More autonomy, unrestricted participation in all chapters, robust membership, and a return to core principles frame the parameters within which the ATSSA plans to evolve into a united provincial organization prepared to meet industry challenges of the 21st Century.
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The Fuel Lock
Industry’s Answer to Fuel Theft By Marek Krasuski
his editorial follows last month’s feature profiling The Fuel Lock. It highlights the product’s multiple characteristics that together provide an effective deterrent against fuel theft, and includes full contact information. Since its inception in 2008, The Fuel Lock has promised, and delivered, savings to its customers. This commitment is best described in the company slogan: “Don’t get caught with your caps off and your tanks dry! You’ll never know how many times these locks have saved you money.” Company founder, Doug Adolph, proudly stands by this product offering, an innovation distinguished by exceptional manufacturing methods and resistance to vandalism. Its success rises from Doug’s personal dissatisfaction with fuel cap locks that promised safety, but were unable to deliver. During one long haul trip to California, Doug had over one thousand dollars worth of fuel stolen from his tank. In response, he channelled his anger into a creative solution. “I knew what was on the market and how useless other locks were in preventing fuel theft. So I decided to design my own,” he said. Other drivers he had spoken with shared similar complaints
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about existing fuel caps which could be pried apart by experienced vandals. A seasoned commercial driver, Doug applied the skills he acquired in a previous career as a sheet metal journeyman. He designed a prototype which so impressed the truck and trailer component manufacturer, Timbren Industries, t h a t t h e y agreed to assist in its production. The Fuel Lock is set apart from most other models by its simplicity. It consists of two, semi-circular, solid steel covers hinged at one end which, when brought together, form a closed circle around the tank’s filler neck and an impenetrable cover that slips over the factory fuel cap. A cylinder lock is then pushed down into place and a rubber weather resistant cap is placed in the lock receiver located on the side of the cap. The entire installation process takes just 10 seconds. Unlike other models, there are only two moving parts consisting of the lock and shell, both of which are outside the tank. This design feature
again differs from most locks which contain multiple moving parts that are located inside the fuel tank and can cause serious setbacks when tampered with.
S u perior design is matched with superior manufacturing by Timbren Industries who employ state-of-the-art production methods that include computerized laser cutters, robotic welders and powder coating finishing processes that exceed market standards. These practices guarantee a flawless and perfect -fitting lock that is installed within seconds and requires no additional tools. The Fuel Lock’s popularity goes far beyond the proclamations of its inventor. Independent testimonials found on YouTube and on the company website attest to its functionality. Says one appreciative customer: “Thank you Doug. I have The Fuel Lock and it works! I saw a would-be thief trying to figure it out, but he gave up and left. This product dwarfs all of the failed ones I have stored in a shoebox in my shed.” Another confirms, “Having the Fuel Lock in place prevents theft and tampering of my fuel. It eliminates any illegal activity involving access to my fuel tank.” More information is available on the comp a n y w e b s i t e , w w w.
thefuellock.com, by phone, 866.990.3835, 605.999.6976, or by fax 905.683.5473. Mailing address is 41 Swanston
Crescent, Ajax, Ontario L1S 3J5. A video demonstration profiling The Fuel Lock’s functionality and ease of use is avail-
able on YouTube by entering: “The Fuel Lock, The best way to protect your diesel fuel from theft and vandalism.”
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My Miles Matter Rewards Loyal Shell Rotella® Users for Protecting their Engines
urlington, ON – Shell Lubricants has launched a loyalty program that rewards truck drivers and equipment operators for choosing Shell Rotella ® products. The My Miles Matter loyalty program is currently available to residence of the United States, but will expand into Canada by September 2012 with the same great benefits. The program allows members to earn Reward Miles by purchasing select Shell Rotella ® products and services. Those miles
can then be redeemed for a variety of rewards, including gift cards to popular restaurants and retailers, as well as a wide selection of merchandise geared towards truckers and their interests. In addition, My Miles Matter members will have access to exclusive online content and offers, along with the opportunity to participate in membersonly events at key industry tradeshows throughout the year. “We know that trucks and equipment are vital
to the livelihood of many people, which is why for over 40 years Shell Rotella® has delivered products that help keep trucks on the road and equipment operating,” said Chris Guerrero, Shell Rotella ® global brand manager. “We want to continue the tradition of being a bestin-class brand by treating our customers to My Miles Matter, a loyalty program that rewards people for choosing the Shell Rotella® brand to protect their trucks and equipment.” The My Miles Matter
program offers reward miles for purchases of specially marked bottles of Shell Rotella® T Triple Protection®, Shell Rotella® T5 synthetic blend or Shell Rotella® T6 full synthetic engine oil, or purchases of full-service oil changes using Shell Rotella® T Triple Protection®, Shell Rotella® T5 synthetic blend or Shell Rotella® T6 full synthetic engine oil at participating locations. Come September, Canadian members will be able to register and receive Reward Miles at
www.MyMilesMatter.com by entering the 12-digit reward code (“Reward Code”) under the cap of specially marked bottles of Shell Rotella®, or the Reward Code included on the sales receipt from the purchase of a Shell Rotella® oil change at a participating location. Reward miles can then be redeemed for great rewards from well-known retailers, restaurants, online outlets, as well as Shell Gift Cards and Shell branded items. Shell Rotella® protects
against wear, helps keep engines clean, helps protect against corrosion from acids and more. The engine oils are backed by the Shell Rotella® Lubrication Limited Warranty program, which allows drivers to feel confident knowing they have the protection of Shell Rotella®. For further information about My Miles Matter visit www.MyMilesMatter. com and for information about Shell Rotella® heavy duty engine oils visit www. shell.ca/rotella.
First Air Disc Brake Friction Material to Meet TMC’s Recommended Practice #628
MD Friction of North America announced that their premium air disc brake pad friction material, Textar T3070, has met the FMVSS 121 dynamometer requirements of TMC’s Recommended Practice #628 – “Aftermarket Brake Lining Qualification”, as verified by SAE’s Performance Review Institute. As a result, TMD’s friction material for 225 size
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calipers is the first and only air disc pad listed on TMC’s list of approved replacement linings. In addition, TMD’s premium drum brake lining, Textar T5000, has also passed RP 628 qualification testing for standard 16.5x7 drum brakes. Together, these two products offer the first TMC approved replacement option for newer tractor designs with air disc brakes on steer
axles and drum brakes on drive axles – a configuration recently released as standard or optional on all major truck manufacturers’ vehicles. Compatibility issues facing operators of vehicles with different brake designs on front and rear axles was a major reason TMD developed and certified to aftermarket standards a disc brake pad formulated to replicate
the performance of drum lining material. ATMD Friction is the largest supplier of air disc
brake pads to the commercial vehicle sector and supplies advanced brake friction technologies to
the motorsport market worldwide. For more information visit www.tmdfriction.com.
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Health Insurance Matters
Accidental Death & Dismemberment The Difference in Life Insurance Options
By Lina Demedeiros
ccidental Death & Dismemberment is a form of life and disability insurance intended to address multiple contingencies such as the catastrophic loss of sight, hearing and limbs, and death. Life insurance coverage can be purchased from a credit card company and generally provides coverage for loss of life taking place on a “common carrier,” meaning a ship, plane, or
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train, depending on the specifics of the policy. The chances of a payout under these circumstances are slim to none. The chance of an accidental death at all ages stands at a statistical average of 4.78 percent, falling in the same range as deaths from chronic lower respiratory (4.46 percent) and cerebrovascular diseases 5.42 percent). Diseases rising from malignant neoplasms (30.79 percent) and heart anomalies (20.31 percent) are much higher. Life Insurance protects you in the event of any type of death, including the leading causes which account for the death of one person every 13 minutes from circulatory problems and one every 17 minutes from cancer. Respiratory fatalities occur
once every 45 minutes. As an alternative to Workplace Safety and Insurance Board coverage, it is advisable to have $300,000 worth of Accidental Death & Dismemberment coverage. This is the amount afforded by coverage under WSIB. Pure life insurance can be for a specific term or extended for the duration of the natural life cycle. Term length depends on circumstances. For example, to protect your family and ensure they have an income in the event of death, it is advisable to secure a term long enough to cover a mortgage, education costs for children, spousal income, and funeral expenses. Here are the estimated costs: Mortgage $200,000, Education for
2 children - $150,000, Income for a spouse $100,000, final expenses and taxes - $30,000. Assuming the mortgage is amortized for 20 years, the children are 2 and 3 years of age, and the individual is young, the need for this coverage is only temporary, and so term insurance is ideal. When you are considering long term needs such as income tax, funeral expenses, and a year or two of income, the amount of coverage for a permanent insurance contract will range from $50, 000 - $250,000. This coverage is more expensive since the probability of death is much higher and the cost is factored over the average life expectancy of the applicant, regardless of gender or age at death.
These contracts can be purchased as part of investment packages and are considered a cash value asset. Many of them provide remuneration in the event that coverage is no longer required. With the rise of critical illness, even at young a young age, coverage for children is also recommended, along with a guaranteed insurability rider to increase cover-
age at a later date. This secures the child’s opportunity to buy coverage without a medical report in the future. So the next time someone calls to sell you life insurance on the phone, you know what to say. No thanks. For more information on this article or our service, please visit our website at www.lmdfinancial. com.
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Keeping Your Vehicles Clean:
Wash Now or Pay Later, Industry Experts Speak Out
By Jack Jackson
t two recent tradeshows with the trucking industry folks we discussed what a clean truck means in today’s world. Image: A clean truck is your traveling billboard. Would you not be angry if your billboard sign was obscured by dirt, oxidation and fading graphics? Vehicle life: There wasn’t
one person surveyed who didn’t believe a truck will last longer when cleaned regularly. Cleaning frequency: A vehicle washed more often actually hinders dirt from collecting and is easier to keep clean with subsequent washes. Vehicle Inspections: There was unanimous consent from participants that a dirty truck travelling down the highway would be pulled over for an inspection before a clean one would. Cleaning method: Washing a truck without applying a brush will fail to provide a great image. As well, pressure washers will damage electrical parts and graphics when not
operated properly. Cleaning location: Participants again unanimously concurred that cleaning vehicles outside will be banned as grey water loaded with cleaners flows through sewer drains and into lakes and rivers; an environmental hazard to be sure. Cleaning costs: Public washes are not cost effective for large fleets. Too much time and money is spent traveling back and forth and yields inconsistent results. Cleaning myths: Rain water! It does not actually remove grease, oil, gasoline or oxidation. In fact, without soap and brush cleaning, streaks and rusting cause irrevocable dam-
age, including leaks and hardware failure. Responses: Employees are much more satisfied
with their work when driving a clean truck. Both customer and driver image is heightened with a clean,
shiny truck arriving at a business location. With so many benefits rising from clean trucks, why do so many not get washed? Simply put, most agree the reason is cost. Today’s economic climate calls for budgetary restraints, and the first item to go in the maintenance world is washing. A commercial carrier with 1,000 trailers illustrates the full measure of the costs involved. Simply put, if they were to wash once a month at a public wash for $40.00 per unit, the cost of maintaining a clean fleet would be $40,000/month ($500,000 a year). This is an example of a company I dealt with who explained why they don’t wash their trailers any longer. Will they pay in the long run for unwashed trailers? There are ways to help this situation that involve minimal costs with the right attitude. Today, we need to look for efficient ways to wash and invest in a clean fleet for the many reasons stated. Otherwise what will be the future costs? Pay now or pay later. It’s up to you to determine what’s best for your business. Jack Jackson is President of Awash Systems Corp. Email email@example.com or visit www. awashsystems.com. North America’s leader in fleet washing solutions.
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What the Feds Have to Say About Drug Smuggling
By Dawn Truell
ecently, while chatting with a few of our country’s protectors, Central Intelligence Officers, I was discussing the amount of drug smuggling that continues to cross The Canada – US border, trying to get a clearer picture of the scope of the
problem. I was amazed with the response I received. We hear very little in the news about drug smuggling. Instead, we hear about highway accidents, weather, disputes, and violence around the world. Yet one of the problems here in Canada is drug smuggling. Every week at border points, just between the U.S.A. and Ontario, there are approximately 40 drug seizures. And that is just in the Trucking Industry! It does not include smuggling in personal vehicles, ocean freight and air transit. I found it shocking because here in Canada we think that we are almost
immune to this behaviour, crediting ourselves instead as a quiet, beautiful and peace keeping nation. And yet here in Ontario we hold the dubious distinction as one of the leaders in North America for drug smuggling! That is scary! To reinforce my point, let me share some news on recent drug seizures. January 26, 2012 - The Canada Border Services Agency seized 28 kg of cocaine with an estimated street value of $3.5 million at the Port of Saint John, New Brunswick. January 7, 2012 - Erisha Erickson from Rochester, New York, attempted to enter Canada by bus at the
Peace Bridge in Fort Erie. During a routine examination, conducted with the assistance of a detector dog handler and his dog KC, border services officers examined a bag containing food in Erickson’s possession. Hidden in food items, officers discovered a quantity of suspected narcotics including marijuana, psilocybin and oxycodone. Erickson was charged with three counts of importing under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act. January 11, 2012 - Jason Terry of Winnipeg attempted to enter Canada at the Peace Bridge when he was referred for secondary inspection. Border Services Officers discovered a laptop computer in the cab of his truck containing sexually suggestive images that appeared to be child pornography. CBSA’s criminal investigators attended and charged Terry under the Customs Act with attempting to smuggle, possession of illegally imported goods, and nonreporting of goods. The Niagara Regional Police Service was contacted and laid further charges under the Criminal Code. January 12, 2012 - Wayne Allen Thorn of Montana
arrived at the Blue Water Bridge in Port Edward , Ontario seeking entry into Canada. Upon secondary examination Border Services Officers discovered a loaded handgun in the vehicle. Thorn was charged with three counts under the Customs Act, including smuggling, failure to report goods upon importation to Canada, and willfully evading or attempting to evade compliance with any provision. He was also charged with two counts under the Criminal Code, including unauthorized possession of a firearm and unauthorized possession of a firearm in a motor vehicle. Januar 13, 2012 - The RCMP’s Greater Toronto Area Synthetic Drug Operations charged three men for their role in smuggling 400 kgs of Ketamine into Canada through the Port of Montreal. January 5, 2012 - Three males were arrested after they picked up the aforementioned shipment of Ketamine from a commercial warehouse. A fourth male was arrested on January 6, 2012. Subsequently, three persons were charged with Conspiracy to Import and Importing a Controlled Substance into Canada. December 22, 2011 - The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) seized five kilograms of heroin at the Port of Halifax, Nova Scotia, with an estimated street value of $2 million. With the use of x-ray technology, CBSA officers examined 772 cardboard boxes containing various food products and household goods. Heroin was found hidden in flour balls contained within smaller sealed clear plastic bags. November 29, 2011 – At the Port of Montréal, CBSA officers seized 310 kilograms of cocaine concealed in sunflower oil bottles. The street value is estimated at $14 million. October 14, 2011 - CBSA officers working at the international postal facility in Montréal intercepted a
shipment from Peru destined to a Calgary address. The parcel contained 12 bags of coffee, but upon further examination officers found some coffee bags that contained packages of cocaine. A total of 961 grams of cocaine were concealed inside the shipment. October 25, 2011 - CBSA officers in Calgary examined a courier shipment from the United Kingdom destined to an address in Brooks, Alberta. The shipment was declared as eight kilograms of green tea. Officers found four bags, all containing dried leaf and stem fragments. The material was later identified as khat. A total of eight kilograms were seized. November 9, 2011 - CBSA officers in Calgary examined a courier shipment from Texas destined to an Edmonton address. The package was declared as ornaments, frames and books. Further examination revealed cocaine concealed within picture frames, books, serving trays and napkin holders, totaling two kilograms in weight. During a five-month period last year, 492 drug seizures occurred at southern Ontario border crossing alone. Total value was estimated at $8,079,483, including over $6.7 million of cocaine, $1.1 million of MDMA (ecstasy), 499 alcoholic beverage seizures (4,607 litres) valued at $109,424, 199 tobacco seizures valued at $123,395, 38 currency seizures valued at $716,888, and 980 conveyance seizures, including aircrafts, boats and campers. If you have information about suspicious crossborder activity, please contact the Canada Border Services Agency Border Watch Toll-free Line at 888.502.9060. Contact Dawn Truell, President, Cross Border Services, at: www.crossborderservices.org, crossborderservices@cogeco. net.
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Hours of Service [HOS]:
Debate Continues Over Proposed HoS Changes
• Western Trucking News • Ontario Trucking News • Eastern Trucking News • Western Trucking News • By Marek Krasuski
ounterproductive, politically motivated, disappointing and ill-conceived. Such are the sentiments contained in the barrage of reports criticizing the new Hours of Service (HoS) changes proposed by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). Across the industry spectrum drivers, carriers, and the organizations which represent them are unhappy about the significant reduction in allowable weekly driving time, claiming the impact of the changes, if implemented, will negatively affect productivity, lead to higher costs and actually contribute to an increase in truck-involved crashes. Ironically, these new rules are said to undermine the very objective they are intended to achieve. According to the FMCSA, research demonstrates
that longer working hours in a given week lead to higher collision rates, but did not show a higher risk associated with 11 hour work days – the current maximum allowable limit. Working long hours continuously over a seven-day period is also associated with chronic fatigue and chronic health problems. On the basis of this evidence, the FMCSA proposes that the number of driving hours in a one week period be reduced by 12 to an average of 70. Also in accordance with the evidence, the 11 hour work day remains unchanged, but drivers will be compelled to take a mandatory 30-minute break after eight continuous driving hours. This is what FMCSA’s Administrator, Anne Ferro, has to say about its decision: “This final rule is the culmination of the most extensive and transpar-
ent public outreach effort tin our agency’s history. With robust input from all areas of the trucking community, coupled with the latest scientific research, we carefully crafted a rule acknowledging that when truckers are rested, alert and focused on safety, it makes our roadways safer.” Among those joining in the howls of protest against the proposed changes are the US carriers. They claim that reduced productivity and higher costs will result from these changes. Truckers, they say, are already beset by delays at border crossings and loading docks, and by time wasted in congested traffic, all of which are additional expenses that are passed onto consumers. The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) too has joined in the fray, claim-
ing the new regs will be yet another nail in the coffin of the small operator. Earning potential will be reduced and, “despite the fact that trucking has never been safer, federal regulators and big businesses continue to push for mandates that hurt small business truckers,” notes Todd Spencer, OOIDA’s vice- president. Adding to the intensity of the debate are challenges to the FMCSA’s claims that the revised HoS program promotes safety. The new rules also call for drivers to take at least two nights of rest between 1 and 5 a.m. each week. Some proponents, US Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, for example, say this final rule will help prevent fatiguerelated truck crashes and save lives. Not so, says Bill Graves, President of the American Trucking Associations (ATA). He professes that truckers prevented from driving during the wee hours of the night will be forced to join the legions of commuters during morning rush-hour periods. “By mandating drivers to two rest periods between 1 a.m. and 5 a.m. as part of a ‘restart’ period, FMCSA is assuring that every day as America is commuting to work, thousands of truck drivers will be joining them, creating additional and unnecessary congestion and putting motorists and those professional drivers at greater risk.”
The ATA, in fact, along with its Canadian counterpart, the Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA), claims that the existing rules implemented in 2004 are fine the way they are. They support their argument with statistics showing that truck-related fatalities, since 2004, have declined by nearly 30 percent, even though the miles travelled have substantially increased. Some go so far as to say that, should the changes become law, fatalities may actually increase as truckers are forced to share the road with more passenger vehicles precisely during those hours in which the largest percentage of truck-involved crashes occur. If the changes become law on the anticipated date of July 1, 2013, expect severe penalties for non compliance. The FMCSA is calling for a fine of $2,700 for drivers that exceed the time limit by three or more hours. Motor carriers will be slapped with an $11,000 fine for each offense. Anticipating the implementa-
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tion of the new rules on the target date, however, may be premature. Opponents to the legislation are preparing for a fight. The ATA and its supporters are ready to wage a legal battle against any revisions not in the industry’s favour, and safety organizations which believe the rules do not go far enough are expected to do the same. The rules apply only in America, but our linked economies guarantee that Canada will be impacted. CTA president, David Bradley, says that the new rules will put Canadian carriers traveling in the US under even more pressure to make deliveries within fixed timelines. He urged American legislators to look at Canadian rules which are more flexible and preserve safety standards. “Whether it’s hours of service rules or truck weights and dimensions standards, they need only look at Canada, their next door neighbour, to see how a more flexible set of rules can work without compromising safety,” he said.
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Democratic Action at Work By Marek Krasuski
ureaucracies at whatever level are behemoths firmly entrenched in the security of their state-sanctioned roles. As such, they can be slow to respond to challenges by the individuals whom they are supposed to serve. No wonder the disillusioned confine their complaints to private discussions in the nation’s kitchens and coffee shops. Occasionally, though, there are individuals who take initiative to right what they perceive to be wrongs. Two such people are Chuck Whyte of Sudbury and André Veronneau of Gogama. Each acted independently towards achieving the same goal - the reopening of the Watershed Rest Stop on Highway 144 about 200 kilometres north of Sudbury. The perceived wrong in question was the decision by the MTO to close this rest stop during the winter months. It’s not an unusual practice. The Ministry cites unsupportable expense for these closures, particularly for under-used facilities. In a previous communiqué defending its position, the government stated, “During the off season, these rest areas are not maintained. Winter temperatures and the significant investment required to overcome other challenges with remote rest areas prevent the ministry from operating the facilities year round.” In addition, the Province could no longer justify the cost of repairing damage caused by the indiscriminate vandalism perpetrated against this site. In a subsequent report it said “these services were previous targets for vandalism, which resulted in higher maintenance costs, leading to the closure of the facility a few years ago.” Indeed, Chuck Whyte concurred with the Ministry on this point, citing one case in which a toilet was ripped from the building and carted away. Nonetheless, Chuck still took to task the Ministry’s decision to
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close the site, claiming that its importance to truckers and other drivers should be the overriding consideration. “My guys would have no place to stop on Highway 144 until they got to Timmins. They needed a place to pullover safely and check their vehicles,” he complained. Dissatisfied, he began advocating for the rest stop to remain open year round. He approached France Gélinas, the NDP member for Nickel Belt, the political jurisdiction in which the rest stop and most of Highway 144 is located. Meanwhile, Gogama resident, André Veronneau, got busy collecting names on a petition also asking the government to start ploughing the rest area. Andre easily collected 500 signatures accompanied by the support of many others sympathetic to the cause. At the behest of her constituents, Gélinas began advocating for the change to the existing policy. She succeeded! “With the help of my constituents,” she said, “I was able to convince the Ministry of Transportation that the one size fits all policy on seasonal rest areas did not work in parts of Nickel Belt and that Highway 144 has some unique characteristics that needed to be taken into account.” “Unique characteristics” in this writer’s opinion, and that of many others who travel the highway, is an understatement. Highway 144 is a beautiful stretch of highway snaking over pristine passages of the Cambrian Shield. It winds its way around freshwater and mostly undeveloped lakes, and through miles of undisturbed forests. But it is dangerous. André Veronneau says a driver forced to change a tire on soft and narrow shoulders risks getting hit by passing traffic. In many places the surface is bumpy and rough, bends are tight, and visibility is limited by protruding rock cuts. The potential for disaster is further increased by
the sudden appearance of a bear or moose lumbering across the highway. The present configuration, in fact, is why Veronneau’s petition called for additional changes beyond the opening of the rest stop. As a trapper, André needs to access his trap lines from several vantage points, often miles apart, along the highway. In this he’s joined by cottagers, snowmobilers, skiers and hikers who also access the bush for recreational use. But they complain there is nowhere to leave their parked vehicles. Though there are secondary dirt roads that intersect with the highway and lead into lakes and forests, they are not ploughed in winter and cannot be used for parking. Vehicles, snowmobiles and other equipment are left on the narrow shoulders of an already narrow highway, leaving scarcely enough room for two vehicles to pass each other safely. Veronneau’s petition calls for these access points to be ploughed as well, which would get vehicles off the sides of the highway. Thus far, the government has not been persuaded, but that may change as pressure mounts from recreational enthusiasts when, according to André Veronneau, the OPP will begin ticketing these roadside vehicles. André Veronneau and Chuck Whyte, owner of the Dowling-based Whyte and Son Trucking, are, to use an old cliché, shining examples of the little guy fighting city hall and winning. Kudos to both of them and to France Gélinas for her proactive stance on this matter! Kudos, too, should be awarded to the MTO. My bias against government intransigence is no reason to overlook the MTO’s admirable capacity to respond to public need. In a letter to France Gélinas informing her of the decision to reopen the rest stop, MTO Regional Director, Eric Doidge, noted “we recog-
nize Highway 144 has some unique characteristics and very few commercial establishments. Your inquiry has prompted us to research alternative cost-effective ways to provide basic winter services for motorists at your Watershed rest area along Highway 144.” In recent times the Ministry has, in fact, made remarkable progress in addressing Highway 144’s shortcomings. The improved 100-kilomtre stretch of highway from Gogama to the Highway 101 junction is an engineering work of art, so much so that you could land a space shuttle on any part of this ultra smooth hard top, which now makes the journey between these points a driving pleasure. The Ministry has also built 27 pull-off areas where motorists can stop for brief intervals. This example of grass roots democratic action in-
itiated by Chuck Whyte and André Veronneau, resulted in a decision to re-open the Watershed rest stop this
winter. Next year a heated washroom will be added to the facility for winter use.
By Mark Reynolds
hen a driver is stopped by an officer for an alleged offence, very often the driver will receive a ticket or sometimes a number of tickets. When I see multiple tickets written to the same driver for the same traffic stop, I can usually tell if there has been some kind of heated dispute between the driver and the officer. This is not the conclusion that I jump to every time a driver receives multiple tickets, but when I see, for example, one ticket issued
for a safety violation and another six for things like not having the registration signed in ink, or no name on the commercial vehicle etc., I can generally assume that the driver and officer have had words, or at least the driver had some choice words for the officer. Back when I was an MTO officer, there used to be a saying that went “you keep talking and I’ll keep writing”. What that means is that the officer has the entire Highway Traffic Act listing a multitude of offences, both minor and major, and there is a pretty good chance that most drivers have not complied with these requirements 100 percent. As a result, there are any number of charges that the officer can lay when dealing with a driver. It may feel good at the time of the traffic stop to unload on the officer and heap whatever verbal abuse, or education, that the driver
feels is appropriate at the time. The officer on the other hand, often sees fit to “educate” the driver in regard to just how many violations the driver has committed, by showing the driver these violations in writing on a multitude of traffic tickets. In the end, the officer will recover from the verbal education provided by the driver (usually in a matter of minutes), and the driver will remember the encounter for some time thanks to the many reminders issued by the officer. (I have had clients come to
my office with as many as 15 traffic tickets from the same stop). When you are stopped by an officer for an offence, or even for a random stop at the Inspection Station, it is in your best interests to remain calm and in most cases say as little as possible. If you feel that the officer has identified an offence for which you do not believe you are guilty, there is nothing wrong with explaining your position to the officer, although many times the officer will simply tell you to dispute your
charge in court. This may not sound reasonable at the time, but if you decide to give the officer a piece of your mind, try to remember that instead of disputing one charge in court, you could be disputing a number of them. Officers deal with many drivers every day, and tend to develop a fairly thick skin when it comes to criticism of their work. Often they will respond to this criticism as indicated above. Given that even minor tickets usually carry a fine of over $100.00 each, the luxury
of telling off an officer is something most of us can ill afford. There is nothing to say that you cannot dispute the officer’s actions, but during the traffic stop when tempers may be elevated is probably not the time to “educate” the officer. 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.
Business Insurance Matters
Change & Your Insurance Policy By Linda Colgan
ne thing in life is guaranteed, change. With respect to insurance policies, these are negotiated on an annual basis, but
occasionally there are circumstances that directly impact operations, the dynamics of which can change dramatically. Depending on the severity between what had been negotiated at renewal and the affect of the changes on the overall operations, you may want to alert your Insurance Broker and discuss your fleet policies. Some issues that may direct change would be loss of a major contract, changes in dedicated lanes (supported by fuel tax reports); freight (i.e. no longer hauling high target items) or perhaps the trucks that are now running locally and no longer entering the U.S In retrospect, a merger or new acquisition should be discussed with your insur-
ance Broker long before the process is finalized. It is important that your Insurer and Broker form part of the process so the transition is seamless. Perhaps new endorsements need to be incorporated into the policy, limits need to be reassessed, and of course, shipping contracts need to be reviewed and pitfalls accepted or endorsed. These and many more circumstances need to be reviewed in depth and possibly renegotiated. Some fleet policies hold minimum premium stipulations. Has your fleet been reduced to the point that it restricts your ability to meet the financial responsibility of your policy terms? If so, the next call should be to your insurance Broker. A
prudent Broker will track your progress in this arena and bring potential future shortfalls to your attention. However, in the end the onus of financial responsibility rests on your shoulders. With open dialogue you can attempt to resolve the issues midterm - not at the end of the policy term when it may be too late. It’s so important that you communicate openly about your business and future planning with your Insurance Broker and Insurer. If changes need to be made, waiting till the end is not always the best decision. Linda Colgan is a Transportation Insurance Advisor with JDIMI. To contact Linda call 416.809.3103 or email lindac@jdimi. com
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Making Your Miles Count
Choosing a Trucking Company: Home Time
By Robert Scheper
ome time means different things to different people. Some operators require every weekend off (non-negotiable) while for others two days during the week is sufficient. There are also some operators who define home time as “four hours for laundry”. Not only does home time change from one driver to the next, home time demands can also fluctuate seasonally for each driver. There are seasons when any and all loads are accepted, while other times more conservative values prevail. These “seasons” often time correspond with either personal cash flow or relationship demands (Christmas bills verses Christmas time or
anniversary time verses anniversary bills). Additionally, driver home time demands can fluctuate within the seasons of life itself (single, attached, young married, young children, teenage children, empty nest or divorced). Each driver has their very own range of acceptable and unacceptable treatment in all seasons. Different companies can sometimes have a wide range of philosophies on home time. Some companies can provide regular predictable schedules, while others stretch all definitions to beyond breaking points. This huge variation can even be within the company itself, practically speaking between one dispatcher and another. Whether the company has a clear corporate standard or an undefined one, each company deals with the tension this issue brings. I became familiar with one company that was purposely hostile to family life. They weren’t yet openly prejudicial or discriminatory (hiring only unattached drivers)
but their culture strongly flowed towards single lifestyles. They were often openly hostile to infringing upon spouses (or at least what they thought was infringing) and they purposely trained certain staff members to assist in expediting driver divorces or encourage potential divorces whenever possible. They displayed it as a “service” to struggling drivers but behind closed doors, at senior management level, they openly believed divorced drivers are more committed to company values. They sincerely thought they were doing the right thing. I was even expecting someone to be appointed VP of divorce. However, at times it appeared to me the philosophy simply was a means to justify Senior Management personal lifestyles (if I’m gonna be wild and unattached I’m selling it to others as well). Whether that was actually the case or whether it was simply a selfish belief that drivers are: a dime a dozen, expendable, or not worth investing in, is hard to tell. I failed mind reading 101.
Management philosophies like that aren’t born over night; they are usually introduced gradually. Then, like the squeeze of a boa constrictor, corporate culture can crush a family lifestyle. It’s my personal belief that non-family oriented corporate culture produces short term positive results and long term negative ones (on average), replacing a predictable stress on customer service with a much more volatile one. More often than not divorces produce: pain, hardship, financial devastation and personal insecurity. It’s often followed by some form of depression and less-productive and accountable lifestyles. None of these features produce long term positive work performance. I’m an accountant. I’ve been one for 30 years. I’ve seen and walked with many variations of lifestyles. Though every principle has its noted exceptions those who have strong, secure families have predictable positive performances. If I was a trucking company
building a team of professional drivers I would be foolish to ignore these high producers. I would be equally foolish to convert the predictable to the volatile, regardless of my personal prejudices. It all affects company morale. It would be narrowminded of me to discuss home time without the typical conflict each request may bring. During seasons of high turnover in the industry statements like the following regularly occur: “…I told the company six weeks in advance I needed that weekend off. The last three trips I asked if the load would risk affecting my time off. I was assured it wouldn’t. When I finally realized I wouldn’t make it… I hit the roof. I won’t be treated that way. I found out another load could easily have been swapped with
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me. I can’t trust them anymore!” Shortchanging home time needs shortchanges driver priorities and commitments. It’s a slippery slope that too often backfires on the trucking company. Choosing the right company requires a sober evaluation of both the driver and the co mpan y cu ltu r e an d policies. It’s a debate well worth having 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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The Safety Tip Adviser:
When the Snow Melts, Be Ready!
By Alvis Violo
ith the spring season just around the corner we find ourselves faced with having to drive on wet and slippery roads more frequently as the snow melts away and the rain begins. While most of us use caution while driving on wet roads, many drivers behave as if they are driving under normal conditions. According to the National Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), every year nearly one million vehicle accidents
occur on wet road conditions. While it is impossible to completely eliminate the risk of driving on wet roads, it is possible to reduce the factors that lead to such accidents. Here are some of the best safety tips available to reduce those risks. Slow down: It is better to drive slow and safe than fast and reckless. As you decrease your speed, your tire’s tread contact with the road surface increases. If at all possible, avoid trying to pass other vehicles as this could cause a reaction or overreaction. Maintain a safe distance: You should not stay too close to the vehicle in front of you when the roads are wet. It takes about three times longer to brake on wet roads than it does on dry roads. Keep more than two vehicle lengths be-
tween you and the vehicle in front of you. Know how to recover from a skid: If your vehicle does skid, remember not to slam on the brakes. If you have an anti-lock braking system (ABS), do not pump the brakes. Instead, apply firm, steady pressure to the brakes and steer the vehicle in the direction of the skid. Properly maintain your tires: Improperly inflated tires not only adversely affect your gas mileage, they also affect your vehicle’s handling. Tires that are properly inflated and well-maintained can cut through water and keep traction better than worn or bald tires. Check your tires condition and air pressure on a regular basis. Be careful at intersections: Accidents occur
most frequently at intersections. When approaching an intersection, exercise caution during wet road conditions. Although you may be approaching slowly, other drivers around you may not be so cautious. Intersections are often made more dangerous by frequent oil spills, making the stopping surface more slippery. Try to avoid aquaplaning: While driving in wet conditions, your tires must cut through the water to maintain contact with the road. If you are traveling too fast and there is too much water on the road, your vehicle may start to ride on top of the water which is a condition called aquaplaning or hydroplaning. You can avoid aquaplaning by keeping your tires properly inflated, maintaining deep tire
treads, slowing down and driving on the tracks of the vehicle in front of you. As drivers, we all need to change our mindset and techniques when driving in wet road conditions. Wet roads lead to slipping, skidding and aquaplaning, all of which can cause vehicle damage, personal injury or even death. By taking a few precautions and by using wet road driving techniques, we can hopefully avoid ending up soaking wet on the shoulder of a highway waiting for a tow truck. Or, just like many other safety tips,
this safety tip could save our lives. Drive safe, think positive and be prosperous. Alvis Violo is the C.E.O. of Emergency Road Services Corporation., a coast to coast 24 hour bilingual 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Emergency Road Services Corporation (ERS)
ERS Helps Save Life of Stranded Driver
lthough Emergency Road Services Corporation (ERS) has coordinated over 25,000 service calls over the last five years, it is not every day that they are involved in saving a person’s life. On January 18, 2012, Legal Freight Services, a Transforce company, had a driver dispatched to a gas plant north of the town of Hinton, Alberta. The site was off road and
very difficult to get to in the snowy back country conditions. The driver’s load had slipped and left him stuck in the snow in a region beyond cell phone range. The weather north of Hinton that night had reached a temperature of – 40° C. The driver, Rejean Piche was stuck for over 18 hours without contact from anyone. As gas plant deliveries can take some time, his situa-
tion was unknown to his company`s dispatch team in Edmonton. It was not until Legal Freight Services received a call from a gas plant worker on the morning of the 19th that the company realized how dangerous the situation had become. Rejean was quickly running out of fuel and supplies in his truck. If the truck had stopped running, his life would surely be threatened.
The company that hired Legal Freight Services knew of the situation long before the trucker ’s company did and had been trying to get someone out to assist the driver from as early as the night before. They were unsuccessful. This is where Michelle Hendricks from ERS comes in. Mike Buckley, the Operations Manager for Legal Freight Services, called ERS and explained (in somewhat of a panic) that he had a very serious situation and needed to talk to the best person on staff. He was immediately transferred to Michele Hendricks. Mike Buckley explained to Michele the sever ity of the situation, the weather conditions, the fact that it was off road, and that it was not going to be a simple tow truck job. Mike says, “Michele was incredibly calm during the call and told me exactly what I needed to hear… ‘I’m getting
your driver out of there NOW!’” Within 20 minutes Michele had called Mike back and confirmed that she had located a company that would be able to retrieve the unit and the driver. This is something that could not be achieved by the company that Legal Freight Services was pulling the load for. Mike says, “I must admit, I was shocked and relieved she accomplished this so quickly.” Thankfully, everyone came out of the situation without harm. The tow company managed to get to the truck before it ran out of fuel and pulled the rig out of the snow. Mike had this to say to Michelle from ERS: “My entire team knows who you are and what you did for us. On behalf of myself, my entire dispatch team, and especially Rejean Piche and his family, thank you for being the professional that you are and for being on the other
end of the phone on January 19th.” The ERS management team would like to thank Michelle for the great job that she did and for the dedication she brings t o h e r j o b e v e r y d a y. Dawn Violo, founder and President of ERS says, “We try to instill in our team that what they do is an extremely important job. Most of the time we are trying to make sure that a company’s delivery is made on time, but we never know when we will get the next call to rescue a stranded driver and possibly save a life.” ERS is Canada’s only coast to coast 24 hour bilingual breakdown service dedicated to the trucking industry with services provided in both Canada and the U.S. If anyone would like to get more information about ERS and what they do, please visit www. emergencyroadservices. c o m o r c a l l D aw n a t 877.377.2262.
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News Products & Services
Bully Dog Technologies
Bully Dog Releases the Heavy Duty Gauge Tuner
merican Falls, ID – Only the industry’s leading tuning manufacturer could bring you a product this revolutionary. Combining the best-in-class features of the Heavy Duty WatchDog and Bully Dog’s time-tested and Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) approved economy tuning, the Heavy Duty Gauge Tuner (HDGT) is the premiere product for drivers and fleet owners. If you are serious about
getting peak performance out of your truck time and time again all while saving money on fuel and repairs, the HDGT is for you. Heavy Duty Diesel Tuning No other product can compete with the superior tuning options of the HDGT. Owners can choose between the standard equipped Economy Tune, the Economy + Power Tune or opt for complete custom tuning by one of Bully Dog’s trained profes-
sionals. Economy Tuning Subjected to Bully Dog’s rigorous on-road beta testing and approved by independent SAE testing, the Economy Tune consistently helps drivers achieve mileage gains from 6 to 12%. Economy + Power Tuning The Economy + Power Tune focuses on safely increasing the horsepower and torque of
your truck. Drivers report performance increases up to 18% and save
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pull heavier loads without downshifting. Custom Tuning For drivers who want to push the parameters and go beyond standard settings, Bully Dog’s professionallytrained tuners offer complimentary custom tuning. The HDGT is initially released for the Cummins® engines including the 2012 SCR engines. Caterpillar® and Detroit engines will be
added later. Below are the engines the HDGT works on: Cummins ISX/ISM ’03-’10, Cummins ISC/ ISL ’07-’10 and Cummins ISC/ISL/ISX11.9/ISX15 ’11-’12. Bully Dog: Providing the back in your seat, white knuckle, teeth gritting, eye watering, heart racing, adrenaline pumping, neck breaking experience. To learn more visit bullydogbigrig.com or call 888.474.1770 for one of our Canadian dealers.
W900S Natural Gas Mixer Truck at World of Concrete
irkland, Wash., January 16, 2012 – Kenworth’s latest vocational product line for ready mix operators and construction businesses will be on display at the annual World of Concrete Show Jan. 23-27 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Kenworth’s World of Concrete booth (C5413) will feature a four-truck lineup devoted to mixer trucks this year. Leading the way is the Kenworth W900S natural gas mixer, which is equipped with the Cummins Westport 8.9-liter ISL G engine, Allison 4500RDS 6-speed automatic transmission and McNeilus Bridgemaster mixer body. Rated at 320 hp and 1,000 lb-ft of torque, the ISL G uses a maintenance-free, three-way catalyst and is 2010 EPA and CARB compliant without the use of selective catalytic reduction (SCR) technology or a diesel particulate filter (DPF) Next is a T800 short hood mixer with 12.9-liter PACCAR MX engine rated at 405 hp and 1,450 ftlb of torque and Allison 4500RDS 6-speed automatic transmission. The PACCAR MX engine is available with a horsepower range of 380-hp to 485-hp and torque up to 1,750 lb-ft on selected 22 March 2012
Kenworth Class 8 models. Combined with excellent fuel efficiency, high reliability and durability, lightweight design, and low cost of ownership, the PACCAR MX engine is an ideal choice for Kenworth customers operating in vocational applications. The remaining trucks – a pair of W900S mixers – utilize a Cummins ISL9 engine with Eaton RTO14909ALL manual transmission and Cummins ISX11.9 engine with Eaton UltraShift® Plus 9ALL-VMS manual transmission, respectively. “Kenworth’s green trucks continue to gain interest among vocational customers, and the W900S natural gas mixer that we’re showcasing at this year’s World of Concrete is leading the way,” said Alan Fennimore, Kenworth vocational marketing manager. “Kenworth offers a wide range of chassis configurations that will work with either standard or bridge formula style mixer bodies. Kenworth’s vocational market share was strong in 2011 and we expect that to continue in 2012.” The company’s dedication to the green fleet includes aerodynamic trucks, compressed and liquefied natural gas trucks, and medium duty dieselelectric hybrids.
The fuel-efficient Kenworth T700 equipped with the low-emission PACCAR MX engine was named the 2011 Heavy Duty Commercial Truck of the Year by the American Truck Dealers. Kenworth is also the recipient of the 2011 J.D. Power and Associates award for Highest in Customer Satisfaction for Heavy Duty Truck Dealer Service. Ke n w o r t h ’s I n t e r n e t home page is at www. kenworth.com.
Tires & Wheels
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By Wendy Morgan-McBride
can’t believe it is March already. WOW, spring is just around the corner. One of my favorite things to celebrate is my Irish heritage with St. Patrick’s Day. See if you can get lucky with a little Irish. It is only fitting to feature “Gold Rush”, a 1927 Model T Coupe. This hotrod won’t be found under any rainbows or in a pot of gold, but I bet you won’t be able to catch it either. Kevin Walsh, of Belleville, Ontario, says “his car is fast and has almost caused a few accidents, but so far the best thing about owning it is the looks and celebrities that have admired and sat in it.” He even has the autograph of American Graffitti’s very own “John Milner” - Pat Le Mat, right on the front dash. Cindy Williams (Laurie) paid him a visit and sat in the driver’s seat at the Fleetwood County Cruise in London, Ontario. Cindy said that being around all the cars, especially this one, took her back to her youth and to the movie. Kevin finished the reconstruction of this car in 2010, over a three year period, with the help of “Kustoms by Watson”. “It was an interesting project, we had to find parts from many locations but it was so worth it,” he said. The body was found in Lindsay, Ontario, and was the standard black of the time when it was manufactured. It has since been
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beautified with a gold fleck for the main body and white finishing accents. White and red pin stripping was applied all around. “The body was in fair condition when purchased, but needed a good clean up and sandblasting”, states Walsh. The roof was custom designed out of vinyl with a gold diamond stitched into it to match the interior seats. After the main parts of the body were taken care of, Walsh sought out a frame from a ’32 Chevy. They customized the rails and chassis and put in a C4 automatic transmission and a 350 Windsor motor from a 1970 cougar. The 15” rubber on this little hotrod was bought and shipped from the United States to complete the period look. Now all that being said, there are some unique features over and above this Cool Ride. The interior lights and side mirrors came from a chopper and the steering wheel is from a boat. The gas tank is in the trunk. It has the original dashboard but has been customized to make it a perfect match. The Ford Model T (aka Tin Lizzie, T-Model Flivver or T) was produced by Henry Ford from September 1908 to May 1927. It was regarded as the first affordable car and opened travel possibilities for middle-class families. It was named the world’s most influential car of the 20th
century by an international poll. These cars were manufactured and distributed all over the world as Mr. Ford designed a unique way of making them into kits that could be shipped in wooden crates. The crate material was even incorporated into the car by becoming floor boards and by being used in parts of the frames. The crate scraps were recycled to become charcoal which we now know as “Kingsford Charcoal”. The engine of the first cars were 177 C.I.D (2.9 L) 20 hp 14 with 2-speed planetary gears. The wheelbase was 99.0” (2.515 mm) and the length was 134“ (3,404 mm). Amazingly, the curb weight was 1,200 lbs (540 kg). The Model T had a 177” (2.9 L) front mounted inline four-cylinder engine, producing 20 hp (15 kW) for a top speed of 40-45 mph (64-72 km/h). It was the first in the world with a detachable head, making maintenance and services like valve jobs easier to perform. The fuel economy ranged from 13-21 mpg (18-11 L/100 km) and the engine was capable of running on petrol, kerosene or ethanol. The 10 US gallon tank was mounted to the frame beneath the front seat and relied on gravity to feed the fuel to the carburetor rather than a pump. Consequently, the Model T could not climb a steep hill when fuel levels were low, so the immediate solution was to climb hills in reverse. In 1926 the tank was moved forward and
placed under the cowl on most models. The transmission was controlled with three foot pedals and a lever that was mounted to the road side of the driver’s seat. The throttle was controlled with a lever on the steering wheel. Early “tin lizzies” had brass radiators and headlights. Many were open-bodied touring cars and runabouts, these being cheaper to produce than closed-in cars. In Henry Ford’s autobiography he was quoted as stating, “Any customer can have a car painted any colour that he wants, as long as it is black.” It is thought this was due to the fast drying time of the black paint. By 1925, two million Model T’s were being manufactured a year due to Henry’s introduction of streamlined assembly. They sold for $240.00, a price Ford said would enable any assembly line worker to afford with just four month’s pay. In today’s economy with the extreme prices we are asked to pay for cars with lower standards and poorer quality compared to this oldie, I wonder if the overpriced vehicles we drive are a reflection of rising manufacturing costs or simply the result of greed. Maybe our past should not be totally dismissed, but instead, revisited and reassessed to see if any of those common practices can be used to improve our economy and help the people, as well as the country and the companies that produce them.
Have a wonderful St. Patty’s day! Make sure you get some green beer and if you see the “Gold Rush” coming your way, catch sight of its beauty and take pride in the fact it was possibly part of the pot of gold Henry Ford wanted for our heritage.
Contact Wendy at cwmcbride@ cogeco.ca or on the Facebook page, entitled appropriately, “Cool Rides – A Trip Back in Time.” Please join the group and check out all the featured articles with unpublished photos and links to all the articles you might have missed.
Les Produits Anti-Vol
Pour Combattre le Crime par moyen des Produits Anti-Vol Par Marek Krasuski
e transport commercial fait face actuellement à une tâche plutôt décourageante dans le domaine omniprésent de vol et détournement au Canada, activité criminelle en plein essor qui devient de plus en plus sophistiquée et de plus en plus profitable. On estime que la valeur monétaire de ce probléme en est de $5 milliard par an chez nous et on prétend que ce probléme est soutenu par des hierarchies organisées dont la structure réflète des sociétés commerciales faites d’unités plus petites régionales, de soi-disants cellules qui sont les auteurs du vol et qui disposent de la marchandise par moyen d’une chaine de distribution. Selon l’Alliance canadienne du Camionnage qui a commandé des services de Lansdowne Technologies pour faire une étude du vol de cargaison au Canada, cette activité criminelle produit des effets qui dépassent de loin la simple perte financière. « La marchandise volée et vendue à des marchés illégaux, » dit l’ACC « déplace des revenues d’entreprises légitimes à des criminelles et ainsi, diminue des revenus imposables. Plus inquiétant encore, c’est que récemment on a vu une augmentation de violence associée
avec ces crimes, ce qui compromet le bienêtre des conducteurs et d’autres employés dans l’industrie de transport. » Un des résultats néfaste, outre la violence et les revenus imposables diminués, c’est que les revenus mal acquis sont placés en d’autres activités illégales comme, par exemple, le trafic de drogue. Mais il y a une autre réalité qui devrait persuader les propriétaires et les opérateurs de compagnies de camionnage à devenir plus proactifs et moins dépendants des agents de la loi. Les ressources disponibles pour les efforts contre le crime sont dirigées en priorité vers la drogue et la violence concomittante, tandis que les peines imposées pour le vol de cargaison sont moins sévères comparées à celles imposées pour la possession et la distribution de la drogue. Puisque le crime et le vol de cargaison ne sont pas prioritaires, les gouvernements ne se sentent pas obligés d’agir aggressivement, et les ressources disponibles aux mesures coercitives continuent à être dépenser ailleurs. C’est pourquoi on conseille les compagnies de transport et les propriétaires – opérateurs d’essayer d’améliorer leur protection contre le vol e u x -
mêmes. Parmi plusieurs suggestions contre le vol, le sens commun est en première ligne. Les conducteurs sont conseillés à ne jamais attacher des étiquettes d’identification aux porte-clés, à fermer à clé, à tout temps, les portes de la cabine et les portes de chargements, à se garer dans des endroits sûrs et bien illuminés et à placer la marchandise de haute valeur en avant dans la remorque. Ceux-ci sont des conseils à effet dissuasif qui ne sont ni coûteux ni compliqués. Pour ajouter aux couches de protection il existe des avertissements et des produits anti-vol, tels des détecteurs, des alarmes et des fermetures qui bloquent l’accès à la direction, au réservoir de carburant et à d’autres fonctions opérationnelles Sur la liste des compagnies qui promettent de bloquer l’accès au carburant est The Fuel Lock. Le propriétaire de la compagnie, Doug Adolph, dit que le Fuel Lock utilise un équipment de la plus haute qualité pour maufacturier ses produits, y compris des coupoirs à laser, des soudeuses robotiques et des finitions enduits de poudre qui vont au-delà des normes de sécurité préscrites. L’utilisation de ces méthodes dernier cri assure un antivol sans défaut. Le produit consiste de deux couvertures semi-circulaires en acier solide munies d’une charnière qui, quand on les met ensemble, forment un circle fermé autour du bouchon du reservoir, plus une couverture infranchissable qu’on glisse sur le capuchon original du réservoir. D’autres fournisseurs offrent des appareils comme des cylindres d’acier pour couvrir les pivots d’une remorque pour bloquer des tentatives d’attaches, aussi bien qu’ une serrure pour le levier d’une soupape à air pour bloquer le frein. La compagnie Ravelco
basée aux États Unis s’est fait une réputation comme fournisseur d’appareils de haute qualité qui immobilisent un véhicule, un autre niveau de sécurité améliorée. Les systèmes d’immobilisation qui empêchent des voleurs de détourner le véhicule, en empêchant le moteur de démarrer sans l’ autorisation active du propriétaire. Le Ten Pin Plus de Ravelco qui, quand on n’en a pas besoin, est attaché au porte-clef du propriétaire, empêche le véhicule de démarrer avant que la prise, qui a un code individuel et qui est branché au clef de contact, démarre le véhicule. La compagnie prétend que, depuis son arrivée sur le marché en 1976, pas un seul véhicule n’a été volé à ce qu’on sache. En effet, certains systèmes sont trés sophistiqués et incluent un signal automatique qui alerte le propriétaire au mouvement inautorisé du véhicule. Mais la plupart de ces mesures ne font que gagner du temps et n’empêcheront pas une personne résolue de voler un camion ou sa marchandise. Par conséquence, des appareils antivol et des immobiliseurs doivent être accompagnés par d’autres produits de sécurité, comme, par exemple, des appareils de surveillance et de dépistage. Windshield Cam, une compagnie basée à Calgary, offre un systéme de caméra qui enrégistre l’activité de tous les quatre côtés d’un camion et de sa remorque,et alerte le conducteur, même quand celui-ci est à l’intérieur de sa couchette. On peut aussi le placer dans un casier frontal pour surveiller le chargement et le déchargement et monter la garde du chargement sur un camion à plateau. Le videosurveillance est enregistré sur les quatre caméras pendant 8 jours (200 heures) et ensuite
Satellite GPS et émetteur de véhicule les caméras recommencent automatiquement l’enregistrement, ce qui donne un vidéocarnet de tout le mouvement autour du camion. Selon le porteparole de la compagnie, Josh Haller, « le système de caméra résiste à la vibration, aux extrèmes de chaleur et de froid, au temps pluvieux, au sel de route et aux autres solutions chimiques étalées sur la route. Avec des miliers d’unités de Windshield Cams installés dans des camions partout en Amérique du Nord, ce système a prouvé qu’il résiste à toutes les intempéries et aux différents types d’opérations de camionnage. Des appareils de dépistage, la dernière étape de l’amélioration de la sécurité, permettent aux propriétaires ou aux agents de la loi de répérer un véhicule volé et d’accélérer le processus de récuperation sans encourir trop de dommages et la perte de la marchandises. La plupart des systèmes emploie un GPS qui transmet de l’information du vehicule, telle la direction, la vitesse et la position à un intéressé par télécommande, ce qui permet à la police de suivre le signal, engager le véhicule et arrêter le voleur. La compagnie Cellu Trak, basée au Québec, offre un système de sécurité antivol, qui consiste d’un GPS de flotte instantané, muni d’une technologie géocloture qui donne l’alerte au propriétaire quand le véhicule entre ou quitte une zone et à un contacte infaillible avec un website convivial. Au contraire, Boomer-
ang Tracking et le Lojack Corporation utilisent la technologie cellulaire pour répérer des biens volés. En 2011, ils ont dévoilé leur dernière technologie, une amélioration du système Espion, une solution de protection multidimensionnelle qui assure qu’un véhicule peut être répéré, même dans des endroits que les criminels croient être impénétrables et non identifiables. Ce système inclut un avis supplémentaire qui avise le propriétaire du véhicule électroniquement, par courriel, par téléphone, ou par texte, que leur unité a été déplacée sans autorisation. La police a loué ces appareils de dépistage, les trouvant les plus utiles, les plus efficaces et les plus simples à utiliser pour combattre le vol. Un autre avantage de ces appareils de dépistage, surtout quand ils sont accompagnés et appuyés par des outils de sécurité, c’est qu’ils aident la police à trouver des cargaisons, des remorques et des camions dans un endroit voisin de celui d’oû on l’a volé. Les statistiques de police nous disent que 300 vehicules sont volés tous les jours au Canada. Le vol de véhicules coûte cher, incommode les gens et prend beaucoup de temps, spécialement pour les transporteurs commerciaux dont les livraisons sont interrompus par ces actes criminels. Le moins qu’on puisse dire, c’est qu’avec une approche à plusieurs couches de sécurité, on arrivera à minimiser le risque d’une activité criminelle si répandue.
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Air Conditioning & Heating: Sales & Service
Lubecore International Inc. 7065 Twiss Road, Campbellville, ON L0P 1B0 Tel: 905.864.3110 Fax: 905.878.6935 email@example.com www.lubecore.com
••• Manwin Enterprises Inc. 15 Wanless Court, Ayr, ON N0B 1E0 Toll Free: 888.823.7611 Tel: 519.624.4003 Fax: 519.624.5501 firstname.lastname@example.org
Niagara Service & Supply Ltd. 150 South Service Road, Stoney Creek, ON Toll Free: 800.268.5076 Tel: 905.573.3101 sales@ niagarasevice.com
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 28 March 2012
S.E.T.I. Imports Inc. 81 Tremaine Road, Milton, ON L9T 2W8 Tel: 905.878.7161 Fax: 905.878.7730 email@example.com www.autogreaser.com or www.seti-imports.com
driver services, recruitment & employment
Cross Border Services 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 firstname.lastname@example.org www.crossborderservices.org
SKF Lubrication Solutions
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 Fasteners
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
Multi-Line Fastener Supply Co. Ltd.
“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 Filters
Danatec Educational Services Ltd
6176 Atlantic Drive, Mississauga, ON L4C 1W2 Toll Free: 800.668.3773 Tel: 905.670.4488 Fax: 905.670.2748 email@example.com www.movers3.com clutch products
“Changing the way you train since 1985. Canada’s leading TDG Training & Services.” 201-11450 29 th Street SE, Calgary, AB T2Z 3V5 Toll Free: 800.465.3366 Tel: 403.232.6950 Fax: 403.232.6952 firstname.lastname@example.org www.danatec.com
Clutch Distribution Centre Inc. 30 Baywood Road, Unit 7, Toronto, ON M9V 3Z2 Tel: 416-745-9220 Tel [alt]: 416-742-0003 Fax:416-745-7829 email@example.com www.cdcparts.com Specializing in all types of new and reman clutches, clutch components, new and used flywheel exchanges, and flywheel grinding. Pickup and delivery within the GTA available upon request. Fast and friendly service since 1986. Mention this ad for a discount.
Donaldson Company 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 firstname.lastname@example.org www.emergencyroadservices.com
P. O. Box 1299, Minneapolis, MN 55440-1299 USA Toll Free: 800.374.1374 Tel: 952.887.3699 Fax: 952.887.3716 email@example.com www.donaldson-filters.com fleet management & litigation support
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ICC The Compliance Center Inc. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org www.thecompliancecenter.com
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 email@example.com
(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 firstname.lastname@example.org www.skf.ca
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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: 877.373.2580 Tel: 519.737.6005 Fax: 519.737.0005 email@example.com www.dpfcleaningspecialists.com
Emergency Road Services
Mover’s Equipment & Supplies 6 Farnham Crescent, London, ON N6K 1K1 Tel: 519.641.6770 firstname.lastname@example.org www.freinmeister.com
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.
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Fil-Mor Automotive & Clutch Products Ltd.
A proud Canadian remanufacturer of quality Heavy Duty & automotive clutches since 1980. Integrated Training Resources Specializing in heavy duty & P. O. Box 402, 140 Market Drive, custom made clutches including Milton, ON L9T 4Y9 our own. Toll Free: 888.812.0099 81 Northline Road, Tel: 905.693.0660 Toronto, ON M4B 3E9 Fax: 905.693.0332 Toll Free: 800.677.9038 email@example.com Tel: 416.759.2245 Fax: 416.759.5890 www.integratedtrainingresources.ca
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 firstname.lastname@example.org www.liquidcapitalmidwest.com
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org www.powerservice.ca
Permits & services
tarps & tarping systems
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 email@example.com www.bairdmacgregor.com
Dalton Timmis Insurance Group
Rainbow Insurance Brokers Inc
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 firstname.lastname@example.org www.daltontimmis.com
958 Road 2 East, Kingsville, ON N9Y 2E4 Tel: 519.733.3268 Fax: 519.733.3282 email@example.com www.rainbowinsurancebrokers.com In Business since 1995 lifting equipment & jacks
Wakefield Canada Inc.
730 Permit Services
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 firstname.lastname@example.org www.castrol.ca
Box 755, 2085 Shanly Road, Cardinal, ON K0E 1E0 Toll Free: 800.410.4754 Tel: 613.657.1244 Fax: 613.657.1453 email@example.com www.730permitservices.com
Baizana Insurance Brokers 806 Greenbank Road, Ottawa, ON K2J 1A2 Toll Free: 877.791.1682 Tel: 613.825.5575 Fax: 613.825.5624 firstname.lastname@example.org www.baizanainsurance.com
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 email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org www.erb-erb.com
Canada Powertrain 3833 Nashua Drive, Mississauga, ON L4V 1R3 Toll Free: 800.268.4809 Tel: 905.677.3522 Fax: 905.677.4618 email@example.com www.cptparts.com lubricants
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 firstname.lastname@example.org www.bryson-insurance.com
C.U.T.C. Inc. 1295 Carol Crescent, Laval, QC H7W 1G3 Toll Free: 866.927.8294 Tel: 450.687.8294 Fax: 450.687.6963 email@example.com Pressure Washers
Sinwal Enterprises Inc 5656 Bell Harbour Drive, Mississauga, ON L5M 5J3 Toll Free: 866.326.7645 Tel: 416.520.5527 Fax: 905.814.1802 firstname.lastname@example.org www.sinwal.com Medical Testing & Assesments
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 email@example.com www.can-clean.com Rust Control Products
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 firstname.lastname@example.org www.hallmarkins.com
HUB International Ontario Ltd Transportation Insurance 33 Princess Street, Suite 501, Canadian Insurance Brokers Inc. Leamington, ON N8H 5C5 1 Eglinton Ave. East, Suite 415, Toll Free: 800.463.4700 Toronto, ON M4P 3Z1 Tel: 519.326.9339 Tel: 416.486.0951 Fax: 519.326.0128 Fax: 416.489.5311 email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org www.hubinternational.com www.cibi.ca •••
Hutchinson Fuels 8 Loyalist Drive, Unit #2, Brighton, ON K0K 1H0 Toll Free: 800.465.0449 Tel: 613.475.3334 Fax: 613.475.4480
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 email@example.com www.noco.ca
Best Services, Best Value, Best Quality
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 firstname.lastname@example.org www.drivercheck.ca oil furnace sales & Service v
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 email@example.com www.cc-coatings.com
De-On Supply Inc. 1595 Lobsinger Line, R. R. #1, Waterloo, ON N2J 4G8 Toll Free: 800.824.4115 Fax: 888.626.7843 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com www.krown.com
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
Trison Tarps 130 Copernicus Blvd., Brantford, ON N3P 1L9 Toll Free: 866.948.2777 Tel: 519.720.9464 Fax: 519.720.9468 firstname.lastname@example.org www.trisontarps.ca test equipment-brakes, abs, lights
Lite-Check, LLC 3102 East Trent Avenue, Spokane, WA, 92202 Toll Free: 800.343.8579 Tel: 509.535.7512 Fax: 509.535.7680 email@example.com www.lite-check.com tire balancing
Counteract Balancing Beads 13029 8th Line, Georgetown, ON L7G 4S4 Toll Free: 800.572.8952 Tel: 905.873.3339 Fax: 905.873.3088 firstname.lastname@example.org www.counteractbalancing.com
••• tire & wheel service & equipmenT
tarps & tarping systems
Duret et Landry Inc. 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 email@example.com www.daltontimmis.com
Jones Deslauriers Insurance Management Inc. Transportation Insurance Broker/Advisor 2150 Islington Avenue, Toronto, ON M9P 3V4 Toll Free: 877.232.9996 Tel: 416.521.6713 Fax: 416.259.7178 firstname.lastname@example.org www.jdimi.com
Cramaro Tarpaulin Systems 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 email@example.com
#11-1642 Langan Avenue, Port Coquitlam BC V3C 1K5 Toll Free: 800.663.0854 Tel: 604.944.1481 Fax: 604.944.1482 www.vulcanscales.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 firstname.lastname@example.org www.cramarotarps.com
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 March 2012 29
tire & wheel service & equipmenT
Hofmann Balancing Techniques Ltd 6500 Millcreek Drive, Mississauga, ON L5N 2W6 Toll Free: 800.267.2185 Tel: 905.821.0799 Fax: 905.821.2073 email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org www.hofmann.ca towing services
trailer manufacturers [ tankers ]
Gobbo Towing & Recovery Ltd. 85 Pondhollow Road, Sudbury, ON P3E 6C1
Shop 5238 Hwy. 69 South, Sudbury, ON P3E 4N1 Toll Free: 800.261.4252 Tel: 705.523.2341 Fax: 705.523.2817 email@example.com
Bedard Tankers Inc.
Hansen Towing & Recovery A Towing Service Ltd.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org www.atowing.ca
236 Rutherford Road South Brampton, ON L6W 3J6 Toll Free: 800.876.7097 Tel: 905.453.7319 Fax: 905.451.1534 email@example.com www.hansentowing.com
J P Towing Service & Storage Ltd
11 Glen Scarlett Road, Toronto, ON M6N 1P5 Toll Free: 866.527.8225 Tel: 416.203.9300 Fax: 416.203.9303 firstname.lastname@example.org www.jptowing.com
Action Automotive, Towing & Recovery
“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 email@example.com www.actiontowing.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Gervais Towing & Recovery 1485 Startop Road, Ottawa, ON K1B 3W5 Toll Free: 888.689.2170 Tel: 613.747.4666 Fax: 613.747.8323 email@example.com www.gervaistowing.com 30 March 2012
Proud distributors for Lode-King, Midland Manufacturing, Arctic Manufacturing, Landoll, CMIC Container Chassis and more. firstname.lastname@example.org www.fgiltd.com/trailers
“Service Across Ontario” 24 Hour Heavy Towing Toll Free: 888.667.5438 Tel: 416.398.2500 www.abrams.ca
Fort Garry Industries
Erb Group of Companies Refrigerated Transportation Specialists 290 Hamilton Road,
Head Office – 36 Cardico Drive, Gormley, ON L0H 1G0 Toll Free: 866.482.5311 Fax: 905.888.6061 email@example.com www.gtatrailer.com
International Truckload Services Inc. 107 Bellevue Drive, Box 1450,
Smartway Trailer Rentals 2891 Sideroad 10, Bradford, ON L3Z 2A4 Toll Free: 888.747.7667 Tel: 905.775.6700 Fax: 905.775.7250 firstname.lastname@example.org www.smartwaytrailers.ca
Fax: 613.961.1255 or 888.485.6487 ChrisMcMillan@itsinc.on.ca www.itstruck.ca
Star Van Systems Pat Rogers Towing
10 Kerivan Court,
22217 Bloomfield Road, R. R. #6, Chatham, ON N7M 5J6 Toll Free: 877.995.5999 Tel: 519.354.9944 Fax: 519.354.9782 email@example.com www.transittrailer.com
Stoney Creek, ON L8E 5P6 Toll Free: 800.263.4884 Fax: 905.643.8700 firstname.lastname@example.org www.starvansystems.com
Crossroads Training Academy Contact: Read Conley or Diane Austin 49 Truman Road, Barrie, ON L4N 8Y7 Toll Free: 866.446.0057 Tel: 705.719.2419 Fax: 705.719.2438 email@example.com diane@crossroadstrainingacademy. com or firstname.lastname@example.org www.crossroadstrainingacademy.com 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
27 Automatic Road,
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
Brampton, ON L6S 5N8 Toll Free: 800.373.6678
R. R. #2, Breslau, ON N0B 1M0 Tel: 519.836.5821 Fax: 519.836.9396
Contact: Gordon Brown 2421 Cawthra Road, Mississauga, ON L5A 2W7 Toll Free: 800.297.4322 Tel: 416.456.2438 Fax: 905.281.9637 email@example.com www.chet.ca
Yanke Group of Companies
1129 Hwy #3, R. R. #3, Delhi, ON N4B 2W6 Tel: 519.688.4826 Fax: 519.688.6453 firstname.lastname@example.org www.titantrailers.com
Brian Kurtz Trucking Ltd.
Commercial Heavy Equipment Training
Crossroads Training Academy
Transit Trailer Ltd.
Tel: 905.791.1369 ext 3747 Fax: 905.791.1278 email@example.com www.yanke.ca
10 Maple Street, Smiths Falls, ON K7A 1Z5 Toll Free: 866.529.1113 Tel: 613.742.7499 Fax: 613.742.7899 firstname.lastname@example.org www.crossroadstrainingacademy. com
Danbro Truck Training
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org www.friendlydriving.com
Toll Free: 800.267.1888
24 Hour Emergency Service Kingston, ON Toll Free: 888.221.3672 Tel: 613.384.2572 PatRogersTowing.com
Toll Free: 800.665.2653
Belleville, ON K8N 5J1
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
New Hamburg, ON N3A 1A2
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 email@example.com
Crossroads Truck Training Academy
GTA Trailer Rentals Inc.
Carmen Transportation Group
3700 Weston Road, Leader in Dry Bulk, Liquid, Liquified Toronto, ON M9L 2Z4 Compressed Gas & Cryogenic Road Tel: 416.667.9700 Tanker Trailers. 5785 Place Turcot, Fax: 416.667.8272 Montreal, QC H4C 1V9 vince@ Tel: 514.937.1670 carmentransportationgroup.com Fax: 514.937.2190 www.carmentransportationgroup. firstname.lastname@example.org www.bedardtankers.com com trailer Sales, leasing, rentals & service
Greater Ottawa Truck Training Contact: Shahram Dowlatshahi 5 Caesar Avenue, Ottawa, ON K2G 0A8 Tel: 613.727.4688 Fax: 613.727.5997 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com www.krway.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com www.krway.com
Truck & Trailer Repairs
truck lighting & accessories
Fort Garry Industries
Modern Training Ontario Contact: Nick Korakas 308 Kenora Avenue, Hamilton, ON L8E 2W2 Toll Free: 866.443.7483 Tel: 905.573.9675 Fax: 905.573.6425 firstname.lastname@example.org www.moderntraining.com
Northern Academy of Transportation Training Contact: Kevin Pattison 25 Vagnini Court, Lively, ON P3Y 1K8 Toll Free: 800.719.9334 Tel: 705.692.9222 Fax: 705.692.9256 email@example.com www.northernacademy.ca
Northstar Truck Driving School Contact: Robert Labute 5044 Walker Road, Windsor, ON, N9A 6J3 Tel: 519.737.0444 Fax: 519.737.0445 firstname.lastname@example.org www.northstartruckdrivingschool.com
Ontario Truck Driving School (Chatham) Contact: Bill Kent 1005 Richmond Street, Chatham, ON N7M 5J5 Toll Free: 800.263.4777 Tel: 519.355.0077 Fax: 866.800.6837 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org www.otds.com
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org www.otds.com
Ontario Truck Driving School (Owen Sound) Contact: Admissions Officer 1051 2nd Avenue East, Owen Sound, ON N4K 2H8 Toll Free: 800.263.4777 Tel: 519.376.0444 Fax: 866.800.6837 email@example.com www.otds.com
Ontario Truck Training Academy (Oshawa) Contact: Dennis Lagrois 199 Wentworth Street East, Oshawa ON L1H 3V6 Toll Free: 800.753.2284 Tel: 905.723.1237 Fax: 905.723.1245 firstname.lastname@example.org www.otta.ca
Ontario Truck Driving School (Sarnia) Contact: Bill Kent 141 Mitton Street South, Sarnia, ON N7T 3C5 Toll Free: 800.263.4777 Tel: 519.332.8778 Fax: 866.800.6837 email@example.com www.otds.com
Brake specialists, installations, safeties and a whole lot more. firstname.lastname@example.org www.fgiltd.com/parts/
MTT Repair Services Inc. 1868 Drew Road, Mississauga, ON L5S 1J6 Tel: 905.677.2771 Fax: 905.677.2774 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org www.safetytruck.com
Quality Custom 12 Clarke Blvd., Brampton, ON L6W 1X3 Tel: 905.451.8550 Fax: 905.451.7627 email@example.com www.qualitycustom.ca truck delivery
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 firstname.lastname@example.org www.tricountytruck.com
Valley Driver Training
Contact: Jamie Fitchett 99 Cote Blvd., Hanmer, ON P3P 1L9 Tel: 705.969.8848 Fax: 705.969.3584 email@example.com
truck parts & supplies
Discount Truck Parts Ltd. Quality truck parts at discount prices. 11633 – 156 th Street, Edmonton, AB T5M 3T8 Toll Free: 800.661.5051 Tel: 780.454.5050 firstname.lastname@example.org www.discountruckparts.com
Fort Garry Industries 5350-72nd Avenue SE, Calgary, AB T2C 4X5 Toll Free: 800.661.3126 Tel: 403.236.9712 Fax: 403.236.7249 email@example.com www.fgiltd.com
Fort Garry Industries 16230-118th Avenue NW, Edmonton, AB T5V 1C6 Toll Free: 800.663.9366 Tel: 780.447.4422 Fax: 780.447.3289 firstname.lastname@example.org www.fgiltd.com Alberta
Fort Garry Industries 10610-82nd Avenue, Clairmont, AB T0H 0W0 Toll Free: 866.424.5479 Tel: 780.402.9864 Fax: 780.402.8659 email@example.com www.fgiltd.com
Fort Garry Industries
Acadian Driveaway 185 Carrier Drive, Toronto, ON M9W 5N5 Toll Free: 800.668.1879 Tel: 416.679.1977 Fax: 416.679.1988 info@AcadianDriveaway.ca www.AcadianDriveaway.ca truck equipment
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 firstname.lastname@example.org www.shaundavidtts.com
230 Travail Road, Markham, ON L3S 3J1 Toll Free: 800.268.5612 Tel: 905.209.9744 Fax: 905.209.9757 or Toll Free: 800.267.9024 email@example.com www.grote.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 firstname.lastname@example.org www.otta.ca
Grote Industries Co.
truck parts & supplies
Fort Garry Industries Sales and NSM certified installation of snow plows, sanders, mixers, dump bodies and more. email@example.com www.fgiltd.com/equipment truck Exhaust systems
1440 Highland Avenue, Brandon, MB R7C 1A7 Toll Free: 866.883.6120 Tel: 204.571.5980 Fax: 204.571.5982 firstname.lastname@example.org www.fgiltd.com
Fort Garry Industries 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 email@example.com www.fgiltd.com Saskatchewan
Fort Garry Industries 1523 Ross Avenue East, Regina, SK S4N 7E5 Toll Free: 800.552.8044 Tel: 306.757.5606 Fax: 306.781.7926 firstname.lastname@example.org www.fgiltd.com
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 email@example.com www.texisexhaust.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 firstname.lastname@example.org www.fgiltd.com
Fort Garry Industries 5701-63rd Avenue, Lloydminster, AB T9V 3B8 Toll Free: 800.661.9709 Tel: 780.875.9115 Fax: 780.875.1403 email@example.com www.fgiltd.com
truck parts & supplies
Shield Truck Accessories P. O. Box 281, Aylmer, ON N5H 2R9 Toll Free: 866.617.0201 Tel: 519.765.2828 Fax: 519.765.2821 firstname.lastname@example.org www.shieldtruckaccessories.com truck sales, leasing, parts & service
Gerry’s Truck Centre “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 email@example.com www.gerrystrucks.com
••• 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 Toll Free: 800.267.0633 Tel: 613.546.0431 Fax: 613.546.4206 www.morgan-diesel.com
7947 Edgar Industrial Drive, Red Deer, AB T4P 3R2 Toll Free: 866.297.0022 Tel: 403.343.1383 Fax: 403.347.8275 firstname.lastname@example.org www.fgiltd.com
Surgenor Truck Centre
Fort Garry Industries
Fort Garry Industries 731 Gana Court, Mississauga, ON L5S 1P2 Toll Free: 888.456.6567 Tel: 905.564.5404 Fax: 905.564.8455 email@example.com www.fgiltd.com
261 Binnington Court, Kingston, ON K7M 9H2 Toll Free: 877.548.1101 Tel: 613.548.1100 Fax: 613.548.4990 firstname.lastname@example.org www.surgenortruck.com Truck tire sales & service
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 email@example.com www.fgiltd.com
Levy Steering Centre Ltd. 1409 Shawson Drive, Mississauga, ON L4W 1C4 Toll Free: 800.565.5389 Tel: 905.564.1899 Fax: 905.564.1911 firstname.lastname@example.org www.levysteering.com
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 March 2012 31
truck transmissions, differentials & pto’s
C & R Transmission Service Ltd. We service clutches also. 13 Anderson Blvd., Stouffville, ON L4A 7X4
truck transmissions, differentials & pto’s
Canada Powertrain 3833 Nashua Drive, Mississauga, ON L4V 1R3 Toll Free: 800.268.4809
Toll Free: 888.297.0682
truck transmissions, differentials & pto’s
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
truck transmissions, differentials & pto’s
Domar Transmission Ltd. When it comes to transmissions… think DOMAR
truck Wash Systems
truck Wash Systems
Awash Systems Corp.
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The Complacency Coach
Staying Unemployed Because of Your Truck?
By Bruce Outridge
eing unemployed because of the truck you are asked to drive. It seems like a silly statement, doesn’t it? Most people would laugh at the statement and tell me I was lying, but the statement is closer to the truth than you know. Deep down, anyone who has driven a truck understands the importance of decent equipment. In the thirty years I have been involved with the transportation industry I can understand how important the truck is as
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I’m one of the biggest chrome junkies around. However, when looking for work there is a line as to how picky you can be.
what I have heard. The fact is that many times the decision on the type of truck to drive comes from previous experi-
top priority. Trucks come with a variety of options these days, so it shouldn’t be hard to get the motor and setup
company you are investigating, not the equipment they buy. The company culture is the important thing. In time, you will
sultant for the transportation industry. He helps companies with their social media, leadership, and business program-
Or is there? To many, the truck is a number: “We have 80 pieces of equipment in our fleet.” To some, it is a statement: “I only drive large cars.” To others, it is about name brand or quality. As someone who talks with drivers and Owner Operators on a regular basis I have had some drivers who will only work at a company that has Volvo Trucks. I have had potential Owner Operators suggest that they just want a shiny truck and bounce down the road and get paid. I have also had Owner Operators who believe that one brand gets better fuel mileage than the other. I am not disputing these facts one way or the other; I am just restating
ence, culture, and hearsay. I find many people drive Volvo trucks because that is the name that they feel comfortable with. There is nothing wrong with these trucks. I used to drive them myself. I can also understand the person that likes the shiny truck as I drove Peterbilts for much of my career. These days, if you are in a position to choose the company you want to work for, then go ahead and drive for the one that has the trucks you want. That said, that same philosophy may have you working for companies that don’t fit the type of work you are willing to do. I used to do the same thing when investigating companies. I would look at their yard and check out their equipment. If I liked what I saw, I applied. If I didn’t then I moved on. My thinking was that if they kept their trucks in decent shape then it would be a good company to work for. If the trucks looked like crap, then maintenance, I concluded, wasn’t their
you want. My advice to those that are looking for work in the industry is to look at the merits of the
have the equipment you wish for. Bruce Outridge is a business and leadership con-
ming. Owner Operators should check out the OS Program at www.outridge. ca.
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Healthy Living Notice: Due to illness, Brenda Ricker’s column, Healthy
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peers; meet with current suppliers; get answers to critical technical questions; experience special events; and visit with hundreds of exhibiting companies.
Abrams Towing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Atlantis Transportation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Ontario Trucking News Airtabs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Bedard Tankers Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Best Transfer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Ontario Trucking News Brenntag Canada Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
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Automated Greasing Systems Lubecore International . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1, 4,7,19 SKF Canada Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Ontario Trucking News Diesel Performance Products Performance Products (Bully Dog) . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Emergency Road Services Emergency Road Services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1, 26 Eastern & Western Trucking News
Employment Opportunities Atlantis Transportation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Best Transfer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 FLI Transportation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 International Truckload Services Inc. . . . . . . . . . 36 Kindersley Transportation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Laidlaw Transportation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Star Van Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 TransX. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36, 40 White Oak Transport Limited. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Factoring & Finance J.D. Factors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Liquid Capital Midwest Corp.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Ontario Trucking News
C.U.T.C. Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Cross Border Services.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Domar Transmissions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10, 19
Emergency Road Services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 & 26 Eastern & Western Trucking News Fitzsimmons Truck Cab Design. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 FLI Transportation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Ontario Trucking News Hallmark Insurance Brokers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Hutchinson Industries. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Eastern Trucking News
International Truckload Services Inc. . . . . . . . . . 36 Ontario Trucking News
J.D. Factors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Kindersley Transportation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Ontario & Western Trucking News
Laidlaw Transportation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Eastern Trucking News Levy Steering. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Liquid Capital Midwest Corp.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Ontario Trucking News Lubecore International . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1, 4,7,19
Moneysworth Auto. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Ontario Trucking News
Performance Diesel (Bully Dog). . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Road Today Truck Show. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Shell Canada. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 SKF Canada Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Ontario Trucking News Star Van Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Ontario Trucking News
Tallman Truck Centres. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 The Fuel Lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8, 16 Traction Truck Parts & TruckPro . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Ontario & Western Trucking News TransX. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36, 40 Tremcar Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17,39 Trison Tarps Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,14 Truck World. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Vulcan On-Board Scales. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Western & Eastern Trucking News
Wajax Power Systems. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 White Oak Transport Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Wilson Instruments. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Ontario Trucking News
Ontario Trucking News Ontario Trucking News Ontario Trucking News Ontario Trucking News Ontario & Western Trucking News Eastern Trucking News Ontario Trucking News
Fuel Saving Products Airtabs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Heating Sales & Service Wajax Power Systems. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Wilson Instruments. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Ontario Trucking News Insurance Brokers Hallmark Insurance Brokers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Lubricants Shell Canada. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Permits & Waivers C.U.T.C. Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Cross Border Services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Steering & Clutch Products Levy Steering. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Tarps Sales & Service Trison Tarps Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,16 Theft Prevention Products The Fuel Lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8,14 Trailer Mfgrs, Sales & Service (Tankers) Hutchinson Industries. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Eastern Trucking News Tremcar Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10, 39 Truck Dealers Tallman Truck Centres. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Truck Designers Fitzsimmons Truck Design. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Truck Parts & Accessories Traction Truck Parts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Ontario & Western Trucking News Truck Repairs TruckPro . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Ontario & Western Trucking News Trade Shows Road Today Truck Show. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Truck World. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Truck Transmissions Domar Transmissions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10,19 Tuning Services Moneysworth Auto. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Ontario Trucking News Weigh Scales (On Board) Vulcan On-Board Scales. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Western & Eastern Trucking News March 2012 33
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 email@example.com. Alberta
Cougar Fuels Ltd. 5602-54th Avenue
Bonnyville, AB Tel: 780.826.3043 Fax: 780.826.6353 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.cougarfuelsltd.ca
Convenience store, cardlock and showers.
Calgary Husky Travel Centre 2525-32nd Avenue NE Calgary, AB T1Y 6B7 Tel: 403.291.1233 www.myhusky.ca
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
Jepson Petroleum Ltd. Box 1408 Golden, BC V0A 1H0 Tel: 250.344.6161 Fax: 250.344.2232 Email: email@example.com Open 8am-5pm mon-fri, lubes & propane, 24hr cardlock, regular, diesel & diesel mark.
RoadKing Travel Centre 4949 Barlow Trail SE Calgary, AB T2B 3B5 Tel: 403.569.6251 Fax: 403.235.5095 www.roadking.ca
7620A Vedder Road Chilliwack, BC V2R 4E8 Tel: 604.858.5113 www.myhusky.ca
RoadKing Travel Centre Strathcona Inc.
26 Strathmoor Drive Sherwood Park, AB T8H 2B6 Tel: 780.417.9400 Fax: 780.417.9449
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.
5904-44 Street Lloydminster, AB T9V 1V6 Tel: 888.875.2495 Fax: 780.875.2095 Convenience store, showers & laundry facilities th
45461 Yale Road West Chilliwack, BC Tel: 604.795.9421 Fax: 604.792.8931 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com Full service islands, driver’s lounge & game room, convenience store, showers, laundry facilities, parking & CAT scale
Husky Travel Centre
5721-44th Street Lloydminster, AB T9V 0B3 Tel: 780.872.7089 www.myhusky.ca
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
Petro Canada Southcoast Petroleum Ltd.
10178 Nordel Court Delta, BC Tel: 604.581.3835 Fax: 604.581.3850 firstname.lastname@example.org Canopy, fax, photocopier, nearby gov’t scale, restaurant & ATM.
Brandon Husky Travel Centre 1990-18th Street North Brandon, MB R7C 1B3 Tel: 204.728.7387 www.myhusky.ca
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
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.
Hwy 75 South, Box 989 Morris, MB R0G 1K0 Tel: 204.746.8999 Fax: 204.746.2611 Email: email@example.com 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
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
Enfield Big Stop (Circle K)
Morris Husky Chilliwack Husky Travel Centre
Salisbury Big Stop
Antrim Truck Stop
580 White Lake Road, Arnprior, ON K7S 3G9 Tel: 613.623.3003 Fax: 613.623.1003 Toll Free: 866.334.4775 email@example.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.
25 Bellevue Dr., 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 2085 Shanly Rd., Hwy 401 Exit 730 Open 24-7, driver’s lounge & game 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 convenience store,washrooms, 9206-97th Street P etro Canada-Petro Pass waasis showers, overnight parking & R.R. #2, Osoyoos, BC V0H 1V2 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 firstname.lastname@example.org room, convenience store, laundry Fifth Wheel Truck Stop Open 24-7, Irving FP Solution 1901 McConnell Avenue, facilities, showers & parking I-24, driver’s lounge, restaurant, Hwy 401 Exit 792 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 Open 24 hrs, diesel fuel, full-service Aulac Big Stop Circle K Exit 191, 198 Beardsley Road Sicamous, BC V0G 2V0 fuel islands, convenience store 170 Aulac Road Woodstock, NB fuel bar, take-out food, CAT scale, Tel: 250.836.4675 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, private showers, www.myhusky.ca @gmail.com laundry facilities, driver’s lounge Email: email@example.com & arcade room, Bell Canada www.murraystruckstop.ca Open 24-7, restaurant (6amOpen 24-7, full service islands, internet kiosk, barber shop, ATM, Open 24-7, full service islands, 10pm), convenience store, driver s lounge, restaurant, drug testing centre, chapel, motel driver’s lounge & game room, showers, laundry facilities, parking, convenience store, showers, (smoking & non-smoking), tire shop, restaurant, convenience store, photocopier, oil products, ATM and laundry facilities, parking & CAT lube shop, mechanic shop, Irving showers, laundry facilities, parking scale. fax machine. & CAT scale & tire sales & service. cardlock.
Quick Stop 215 Hwy #49 Deseronto, ON K0K 1X0 Tel: 613.396.3043 Fax: 613.396.1449 Open 6am-10pm, 7 days, full service islands, Subway, convenience store, parking & coffee drive-thru.
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.
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.
Kingston Husky Truck Stop Joyceville Road (Hwy 401 Exit 632) Joyceville, ON Tel: 613.542.3468 www.myhusky.ca
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: firstname.lastname@example.org Open 24-7 driver’s lounge, restaurant, convenience store, laundry facilities, ATM, internet services, showers & parking.
Bradford Husky Travel Centre Hwy 400 & 88 Bradford, ON Tel: 905.775.5794 www.myhusky.ca
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, washrooms, driver’s lounge, showers & short-time parking
Esso Truck Stop
2154 Riverside Drive Timmins, ON Tel: 705.268.3400 Fax: 705.267.7231 email@example.com Open 24-7, restaurant, convenience store, ATM & showers.
Hwy 401, Exit 250, 806607 Oxford Road, Drumbo, ON N0J 1G0 Tel: 519.463.5088 Fax: 519.463.5628 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Waubaushene Truck Stop
21 Quarry Road, Box 419, Waubaushene, ON L0K 2L0 Tel: 705.538.2900 Fax: 705.538.0452 Email: email@example.com Ontario, Western
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
4673 Ontario Street, (Exit 64 off QEW) Beamsville, ON L0R 1B4 Tel: 905.563.8816 Fax: 905.563.4770 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Open 24-7, restaurant, convenience store, laundry facilities, ATM, showers & parking
Jeremy’s Truck Stop & Country Restaurant
220 Highway 17 West Nairn Centre, ON P0M 2L0 Tel: 705.869.4100 Fax: 705.869.6796
3060 Hwy 11 North North Bay, ON Tel: 705.474.8410 Fax: 705.495.4076 Toll Free: 888.474.8410 Email: email@example.com Web: www.transportmall.com Open 24-7, full service islands, restaurant, convenience store, showers, parking & truck repairs within 2 km.
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.
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.
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 Husky Travel Centre
Hwy 401 & 74 (Exit 195 off 401) Belmont, ON Tel: 519.644.0200 www.myhusky.ca
Beamsville Relay Station
hWY 144 @ 560a
Hwy 144 & 560A Tel: 705.655.4911 or 705.523.4917 Fax: 705.523.4160 firstname.lastname@example.org
Watershed Car & Truck Stop
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.
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+ parking, chapel, motel (smoking & non-smoking), & lottery tickets.
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
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 Husky Travel Centre 201- 4th Street, Estevan, SK S4A 0T5 Tel: 306.634.3109 www.myhusky.ca
Husky Bulk Sales
Husky Travel Centre
336 Kenora Avenue Hamilton, ON L8E 2W2 Tel: 905.561.4712 Fax: 905.561.7757 Email: email@example.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
Hwy 401 Exit 14, Tecumseh, ON Tel: 519.737.6401 www.myhusky.ca
Marshall Truck & Trailer Repair & Truck Stop
Windsor Husky Travel Centre
200 Clements Road Pickering, ON Tel: 905.428.9700 www.myhusky.ca
2211 County Road 28 (Hwy 401 Exit 464) Port Hope, ON L1A 3W4 Tel: 905.885.4600 Open 24 hrs, lunch counter, convenience store,washrooms, showers, driver’s lounge & short-time parking
210 North McDonald Street Regina, SK S4N 5W3 Tel: 306.721.6880 www.myhusky.ca
Regina Husky Travel Centre 1755 Prince of Wales Drive Regina, SK S4Z 1A5 Tel: 306.789.3477 www.myhusky.ca
Petro Canada-Petro Pass
402-51st Street East Saskatoon, SK Tel: 306.934.6766 Fax: 306.668.6110 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Driver’s lounge, convenience store, laundry facilities, ATM, showers, scale & parking
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
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 March 2012 35
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Driver’s Seat By: Carl McBride
n keeping with this month’s theme we thought we would get your opinion about truck manufacturers. “Who do you feel makes the best truck in the industry and why?” I decided to take a road trip to the 10 Acres Fuel Stop where I got to talk to a number of drivers. Believe me, they all had interesting opinions.
Ted MacDonald drives for Element Bulk Logistics out of Welland, Ontario. “There isn’t really the best truck in the industry. Each truck has its good and bad points. For example, I like the ride on the short nose Peterbilt. The International has great bunk space and screens for the windows in summer. Freightliner is light which allows more weight to be put on the trailer.”
Harjet Singh drives for Prime Truckline out of Georgetown, Ontario. “For me, Volvo makes a great truck. The driver has more than enough living space. The suspension is very stable and makes for a good ride and better steering. Volvo works for me.”
Da r ry l M a i d m a n t drives for Laidlaw Transport out of Woodstock, Ontario. “I do not like any of the trucks on the highway today. Mileage is bad on most trucks. This new D.E.F you have to put in the trucks is time wasted. Most trucks have a poor ride with bad suspension. Lastly, most trucks do not have enough living space for the driver.”
Tim Herw ey er also drives for Laidlaw Transport out of Woodstock, Ontario. “For me, the lighter the truck, the better! Everything today is weight related. The more weight you can get on the trailer the better it is for business. The only truck that meets the weight requirements is Freightliner. They still provide a lot of comfort for the driver without a lot of excess weight onboard.” ••• If there are any questions you would like to have asked, please feel free to contact me at email@example.com.
Eastern Canadian Perspective:
Ferry Service Fights for Survival By George Fullerton
usinesses shipping goods from southwest Nova Scotia to markets in eastern Canada and New England have been calling for continued support for the Bay of Fundy ferry service between Digby, Nova Scotia and Saint John, New Brunswick. Bay Ferries operates the service through a contractual arrangement with Transport Canada which owns the ferry and the two ferry wharves. The service carried 8100 truck units in 2010. In 2006, Bay Ferries announced they were shutting down the service because they were unable to make money on the operation. The shutdown was avoided after the Federal government together with the governments of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick pumped
money into the operation. The Bay of Fundy Marine Transport Association is a loose affiliation of interest groups, including business associations, tucking companies, tourism and municipalities on both sides of the Bay that lobbies for support for the service. Over the years the Transport Association has made ongoing representations to the federal and provincial governments, regional municipal groups, and chambers of commerce regarding the importance of the ferry to the regional economy. Research has determined that for every dollar invested in supporting the service, it returns a dollar and a half in business activity. Marc Surrette with Nova Scotia Fish Packers Association has day to day contact with many ship-
pers that rely on the Digby – Saint John Ferry link. “Without a doubt, the ferry is a critically important link between the fisheries and their markets. Outside of domestic consumption, virtually all fish from southwest Nova Scotia is shipped by the ferry link to markets in Canada and the US, as well as shipping through air cargo terminals in New England” said Surrette. “At height of lobster season in December, it is not unusual to see a couple dozen trucks with very valuable cargo loading on the Ferry for the crossing and heading their time- sensitive cargoes to market.” Surrette went on to point out that in addition to fish, the ferry serves a lot of truck traffic, including round wood products and general freight. He said the ferry service definitely
deserves government support, and as such, should be looked at as highway infrastructure, requiring capital investment and ongoing service costs to keep it operating and safe. “The last time the Ferry was in dry dock,” explained Surrette, “fish shippers faced significantly increased costs using the alternative highway route, running double drivers, extra fuel costs and extra repair and maintenance on equipment. The highway route added an extra nine hours on a trip to the New England markets.” Chuck Brown with Cooke Aquaculture and Shoreland Transport in St. George NB, explained that the Saint John- Digby Ferry link is a critically important link for the movement of their equipment, products and personnel. Currently, Cooke uses
the Ferry service to ship harvested fish between their fish farms in southwest Nova Scotia to their processing plant in southern New Brunswick. Cooke Aquaculture is currently investing $150 million to expand their aquaculture business in southwest Nova Scotia. “With our expansion, the Ferry link becomes even more important as a critical connection to get our fresh fish products to New England markets and air freight terminals” said Chuck Brown. “Because we are dealing with a perishable product, minimizing transport time is critically important. Freshness is the number
one consumer consideration, so time is of the essence in our business,” he continued. “The current funding support to the ferry service expires March 2014, and we have been working towards a long term solution for the service” said Christopher Wright, a spokesman for the Bay of Fundy Marine Transport Association. He said that the group continues to seek political sup port for the ferry service, and recently met with the Federal Minister of Transport, the Provincial Ministers of Economic and Rural Development and Tourism and Transport Canada.
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Transport for Christ
Good News Available
By Len Reimer
here is a beautiful verse tucked away in what I call God`s love letter to all humans. We find it in John 3:16: “For God so loved the world (humans) that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should (shall) not perish but have everlasting life.” God himself became involved in that He expressed love by sending His only Son. WOW, can you imagine dispatching your only Son? Jesus had
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to live among a group of people who would harass him every day of His adult life. It all began when Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. “And when He had fasted forty days and forty nights, afterwards He was hungry.” Matthew 4:1,2 says, “Jesus being hungry and weak, when Satan tempted him.” (You ever notice that Satan comes when we are most vulnerable and weak). At least here Satan lost big time. Later on, Satan continued his menacing strategies by using prestigious people to aggravate and test Jesus at every turn. However, Jesus never lost sight of His objective to save mankind (you and Me). We further find in John 14:6, where Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth and the life, No one comes to the Father
except through me.” Our salvation can only come through Jesus Christ. There is no other way to heaven except the Jesus way. The price that He paid was very involved and excruciatingly painful. He was beaten and bruised beyond recognition. His words from the cross, “Father, forgive them for they know not what they are doing,” became very important for us. He did all that so we could be assured a place with Him in heaven. So our safety and security is in Him and Him alone. That whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. Friend, you too can be secure in Christ by accepting Jesus as your p e r s o n a l S a v i o u r. H e promises to intercede on our behalf and prepare a home in heaven for us. God bless you all.