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Theme: Exhaust Systems


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June 2012 Western Trucking News, Ontario Trucking News & Eastern Trucking News are published monthly by Woodward Publishing Inc. Head Office: Cherry Valley, Ontario, Canada, 877.225.2232 Head Office: (Sales) Barb Woodward, Sales: Carl McBride, Art Director/MIS: Chris Charles, Administration: Halina Mikicki, Distribution: Rick Woodward Editor-in-Chief: Marek Krasuski, Photojournalists: Wendy Morgan-McBride & George Fullerton French Translation: Kay Redhead Visit us on the web at: Copyright © 2011 Woodward Publishing Inc. All rights reserved. Publication Agreement: No. #40806005

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Theme: Exhaust Systems

Improving Designs Rise to Meet Expectations

By Marek Krasuski


xhaust systems have undergone significant changes in recent years, first with the introduction of diesel particulate filters (DPF) in 2007, and in 2010, the addition of diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) on all selective catalytic reduction (SCR) engines to eliminate nitrous oxide (NOx) emissions. The transportation industry was slow to embrace these advancements; the significant cost increases were thought to be prohibitive. Collective resistance, however, has since waned in light of improvements in fuel economy savings of 5 percent. Almost all truck manufacturers today, with the exception of International, have adopted Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) After Treatment Technology to treat exhaust gases downstream of the engine rather than reconfiguring changes under the hood. The new technology has ushered in design changes. Manifolds, for example, now come with outlets to send exhaust to coolers and valves. Turbos, as well, have changed over the years with variable outputs; older ones would only put out a set amount of boost. Turbos today react quicker and build more boost faster when required. In addition, Doser injectors add fuel to the exhaust to create a chemical reaction with the diesel oxidization catalyst (DOC) which creates the heat needed to burn soot from the Diesel Particulate filter (DPF). Exhaust piping has also changed as new emission regulations have been introduced. Maintenance

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Director for Day Construction, Jim Riddle, had this to say about cost increases. “Flex pipe used to cost about $19.38 for an 18inch piece. Stainless steel upgrades which doubled the lifespan cost $58.19. Now with the high temperatures involved, we have braided stainless pipes that cost $728.39. This is a major increase.” With new emission engines come numerous sensors in the exhaust system, ranging from pressure sensors to temperature sensors. Riddle says there are usually three temperature sensors and a pressure differential sensor in the filter assembly. The turbo is also equipped with a sensor to control s p e e d . Turbos, Jim says, do not seem to last as long as they used to. “It used to be that a turbo failed when there was a malfunction in the engine which caused damage or leakage in the turbo. Today, we have variable turbos with more moving parts that start to stick and not respond properly. This causes power and smoke issues.” Prior to the year 2010 before the E PA s t a n d a r d s were introduced, diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) did not exist in North America. In just two years with the advent of SCR technology, DEF sales have grown from zero to 40 million litres in Canada. That number is ex-

pected to swell to 250 million litres by 2016 as more Class 8 diesel engines with SCR technology appear on the nation’s roads. DEF is safe and readily available, but there are risks which users should be aware of. Manufacturers have taken steps to ensure that only DEF goes into designated tanks by reducing the size of filling necks. DEF or UREA tanks are usually stored next to the fuel tank, range in size from 3 to 30 gallons, and promise extended runs before another fill-up. Trucks can run up to 2000 kilometers on a 30-gallon

is spilled on aluminum fuel tanks. Spillage can be avoided by conducting inspections to confirm that all connections are tight. DEF freezes at -11 degrees C but will thaw once the engine is restarted. Operators, too, need not worry about running out of DEF as multiple indicators warn of diminishing levels. Engine speeds will slow as DEF decreases, warning drivers to refill. The widespread use and potential contamination of the mishandling of DEF has opened market opportunities for suppliers offering full service solutions.

UREA tank. Others promise even more performance by racking up 7000 kilometers between DEF fill-ups. DEF is also corrosive, which is why it is transported and contained in plastic tote containers. Stains will result if DEF

Some will conduct an audit of a work location, install site-appropriate storage tanks, and deliver and dispense DEF fluid. Uninterrupted supplies of DEF are assured by remote tank monitoring systems that measure fluid

volumes, temperatures and other statistics that are transmitted to the supplier. Diesel Particulate Filters (DPF), introduced in 2007 to burn off soot at high temperatures, also require maintenance. Guidelines call for cleaning once yearly for on-road use and more frequently for vocational applications. Prices for cleaning a diesel particulate filter can exceed $2,000 and a complete exhaust system installation with all emission controls can spike well over $10,000. Though expensive, today’s generation of exhausts made of stainless steel, aluminum, and chrome are largely free from rusting and tend to last longer. Experts say that most exhausts have a shelf life beyond five years and fall into disrepair from causes unrelated to rust. They can plug up if there is an engine malfunction like an injector missing, or the engine is burning oil. These will prematurely plug the filter to the point that it can’t be cleaned anymore. Beyond complying with E PA e m i s s i o n requirements, OEMs are investigating ways to balance environmental requirements with vehicle performance characteristics. One solution is the adoption of alternative fuels in the powering of engines. At the Truck World 2012 trade show

in Toronto, Steve Donnelly highlighted Peterbilt’s efforts in moving toward natural gas powered engines. The company, in fact, is well on its way to making the transition. The models 384, 365, and 320 are current products available with alternative fuel systems and new liquid natural gas (LNG) and compressed natural gas (CNG) engines are expanding the product line. The reasons for the shift are compelling: “Natural gas engines produce 25 percent less emissions and yield 30 percent better fuel costs,” said Donnelly, Peterbilt’s Territory Sales Manager. Beyond the need to comply with regulations and to demonstrate environmental responsibility, there are equally compelling reasons for the likes of Peterbilt and other builders to look at alternative fuel sources. One is price; the other, availability. Some experts predict that the price of oil will soar to $300 per barrel in the next few years. And whether we like it or not, oil is a limited commodity and supplies will dwindle eventually. The same can be said for natural gas, but there are ample reserves in North America, many of which are sourced from shale rock through a fracturing process. According to Donnelly many large projects are underway to enhance accessibility. To facilitate the transition to fuel efficient alternatives, some governments, too, have encouraged the transition through increased depreciation rates for natural gas engines. New emission standards have driven design changes in exhaust systems and fuelled the search for more efficient energy sources. The passage of time and increased usage will help iron out imperfections in the technology and likely accelerate the transition to better fuel alternatives.


DPF Cleaning Specialists Ltd.

Summer Vacation Ideal for Cleaning Filters


he summer vacation season is rapidly approaching with many trucks sitting idle as drivers enjoy their time away. This

downtime provides an opportunity to schedule truck maintenance. Let’s discuss one of the components to consider for maintenance, the Diesel Particulate Filter

(DPF). If trucks have been experiencing issues such as poor fuel economy, loss of power, and excessive re-gen, then cleaning the

DPF will reduce backpressure which causes stress to other engine components that may affect these difficulties. Cleaning the DPF will also support its original intent which is to drastically reduce soot emissions into our atmosphere. If the DPF is not maintained it may fail, resulting in a costly replacement item. Cleaning the DPF during vacation downtime, or other scheduled maintenance windows, will help reduce the number

of “side of the road DPF breakdowns” which can also be costly. The purpose of the “out of vehicle” cleaning is to remove ash. Ash will not burn off in the re-gen cycle. The re-gen cycle is designed to remove soot. Ash buildup in the filter is the major cause of backpressure and filter failure. Ash that does not escape through the filter deposits onto the filter media side walls. This ash build up will eventually harden into “ash plugs” which cannot

be removed. A scheduled cleaning based on the recommended interval is your best prevention for ash plugs. Not all trucks and duty cycles are the same and, therefore, not all results and schedules are equal. Have a Safe and Enjoyable Summer Vacation! For more information, contact DPF Cleaning Specialists Ltd. At: 5325 Outer Dr., Windsor, ON N9A 6J3; by phone, 519.737.6005, 877.373.2580, or by fax, 519.737.0005.


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The Safety Tip Adviser

Know What to Do When You Blow!

By Alvis Violo


our steering wheel trembles and you hear a bang. You have just experienced a tire blowout. At the same time, your vehicle pulls to one side and all the air runs out of the tire in a very short amount of time - less than one second. If your vehicle is not going too fast, it’s not a very dangerous situation. If you are driving at a high speed and you experience a tire blowout, now you have a serious problem. It is very important that we all know what to do if we find ourselves in this predicament. At the first sign of tire trouble try to follow these suggestions: First, don’t slam on the brakes; instead, let the truck/car slow down gradually by taking your foot off the gas pedal. If possible, try to work your vehicle toward the breakdown lane or toward an exit. If it is necessary to change lanes, signal your intentions to drivers behind and do so smoothly and carefully, watching your mirrors and the traffic around you very closely. Steer as your vehicle slows down. It is better to roll the car off the roadway (when you have slowed to 50 kilometres per hour), and into a safe place, than it is to stop in traffic and risk a rear-end or side collision from other

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vehicles. When all four wheels are off the pavement, brake lightly and cautiously until you stop and turn your emergency flashers on. It’s important to have the car well off the pavement and away from traffic before stopping, even if proceeding to a place of safety means rolling along slowly with the bad tire flapping. You can drive on a flat if you take it easy and avoid sudden moves. Don’t worry about damaging the tire. It is probably ruined anyway. Once off the road, put out reflector triangles behind your vehicle to alert other drivers. Keep your emergency flashers on. If you know how to change a tire, have the equipment, and can do it safely without being near traffic, change the tire as you normally would. Remember that being safe must take precedence over your schedule or whatever other concerns you may have. Changing a tire with traffic whizzing past can be nerve-wracking at best and dangerous at worst. Therefore, it may be best to get professional help if you have a tire problem or other breakdown on a multi-lane highway. To enhance safety, raise your hood and tie something white to the radio antenna or hang it out a window so police officers or tow truck operators will know that you need help. Also, don’t stand behind or next to your vehicle. If possible, stand away from the vehicle and wait for help to arrive. All highways and major roads are patrolled

regularly. Some highways have special “call-for-help” phones. If you have a cell phone you can call right from the roadside. It is not advisable to walk on a multi-lane highway. These are the most important things to remember when dealing with a flat tire on the highway: Don’t stop in traffic, get your vehicle complete-

ly away from the roadway before attempting to change a tire, and tackle changing a tire only if you can do so without placing yourself in danger. Finally, it is recommended that you have a qualified mechanic check your vehicle after having a flat tire to be sure there is no residual damage from the bad tire or the

aftermath of the flat. This is one of the most frightening moments on the road. But with the right techniques and know-how, you can safely overcome a tire blowout or rapid air loss on the road. 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


Mack Trucks, Inc.

Driving Skills Safety Challenge at Waste Expo 2012


reensboro, NC – The MACK® Driving Skills Safety Challenge took place on May 1 and 2 at Waste Expo 2012 in Las Vegas. The Challenge allows drivers to demonstrate the skills necessary for safely operating refuse and recycling routes, while at the same time competing for prizes. The Mack Driving Skills Challenge consists of seven events, including pre-trip inspection, turning radius and reversing accuracy. The event is open to show attendees with a valid CDL. Mack co-sponsored the event with Allison Transmission, Bridgestone and Michelin. Competitors demonstrated their skills by

driving through a closed course in a MACK® TerraPro™ model to emulate real-world operations. Scoring was based on safety, accuracy and following safety procedures. Specific scoring rules were provided at the event. The competition was conducted from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 1, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, May 2. The Driving Skills Challenge was in the Silver Lot No. 4 outside the Las Vegas Convention Center. The overall winners were announced at 4 p.m., Wednesday, May 2, including first-, second-, and third-place winners for the team and individual categories. In addition

to trophies, prizes were awarded to the top three finishers, including gift cards to the Mack Shop. All contestants received a Mack ceramic travel mug, as well as gifts from Allison Transmission, Bridgestone and Michelin. “Driving a refuse truck takes special skills to safely negotiate city traffic and residential neighborhoods,” said John Walsh, Mack vice president of marketing. “The Mack TerraPro model is designed specifically for safety, maneuverability and durability, but the most critical safety component is the driver. Mack is pleased to have again sponsored the Driving Skills Safety Challenge at

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

vironmental management systems. Mack is also a proud sponsor of Share the Road, an American Trucking Associations’ public information campaign aimed at enhancing the safety of our nation’s roadways. Mack Trucks, Inc. is part of the Volvo Group, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks, buses and construction equipment, drive systems for marine and industrial applications, aerospace components and services, and is one of the world’s leading producers of heavy-diesel engines (9-16 liter). The Group also provides complete solutions for financing and service. The Volvo

Group, which employs nearly 118,000 people, has production facilities in 19 countries and sells their products in more than 180 markets. Volvo Group sales for 2011 amounted to $47.8 billion. The Volvo Group is a publicly-held company headquartered in Gothenburg, Sweden. Volvo Shares are listed on Nasdaq OMX Nordic Exchange and are traded OTC in the U.S. For more information about Mack, visit our Web site at www.macktrucks. com.


Diesel Exhaust Fluid Supply Availability

Making sure you choose the right supplier & the right distributor


id you know that urea is a main component in the production of Diesel Exhaust Fluid and is also a feedstock for many other chemicals, including fertilizer? Did you also know that overall demand for urea is increasing as the population rises? What does this mean for the Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) Supply? •   Tr u c k s a l e s h a v e slowed in recent months but producers are holding to projections that the total heavy duty truck market will be around 250,000 to 275,000 trucks in 2012. • The availability of Diesel Exhaust Fluid is crucial due to the EPA mandate requiring SCR systems to have an electronic monitoring system on DEF tanks - No Urea, No DEF. • Many Diesel Exhaust Fluid suppliers rely on imported urea for pro-

duction. As developing economies rely on urea as a fertilizer for crops, imported urea supply can become tight. • Make sure DEF is where you need it. A distributor should have multiple storage terminals with a strong logistics network so you get DEF, now and in the future, when and where you need it. Terra Environmental Technologies (TET), a CF Industries Company, has teamed with Brenntag to provide TerraCair® Ultrapure Diesel Exhaust Fluid to fleets across North America. CF Industries is the largest producer of all major nitrogen products, including Urea, in North America. Brenntag has more than 100 stocking locations in the US and Canada of which half are capable of receiving TET’s stainless steel rail car deliveries of TerraCair® Ultrapure DEF. This expansive supply network

allows for improved handling capacity while supporting the highest purity standards. TET’s dedicated

DEF supply and Brenntag’s expansive geographic coverage, provides fleets with the low-risk choice

for high quality Diesel Exhaust Fluid. Contact Brenntag by phone at 855.333.0603 or

by email at DEF@Brenntag. ca to place your next order for TerraCair® Ultrapure Diesel Exaust Fluid.


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TEAM Truck Centre

Serious About the Used Truck Business!


EAM Truck Centres is proud to announce a new addition to their used truck department. TEAM has appointed Rob Nusca as their Used Truck Sales Manager who will be based at the TEAM Kitchener location. “We are extremely excited to have Rob join our team and take charge of TEAM Truck Centres’ used truck business” declares

Tim Ryan, Director of Vehicle Sales. Tim adds, “Rob’s leadership of our used truck department allows us to be even more competitive and to reinforce our commitment to larger fleets and vocational customers who operate straight trucks, dump trucks, cement mixers, as well as our valued owner operators looking for top dollar for their used power

units. Rob brings the right combination of experience and expertise to the team to allow us to do just that.” TEAM Truck Centres President, Rob O’Dowda, says, “We are delighted to have Rob on board. Our customers can expect a pleasant used truck buying experience with quality trucks refurbished to high standards, extended warranties, and flexible finance

options. We plan to stock all makes and models at our TEAM Kitchener location.” TEAM Truck Centres has four locations throughout South Western Ontario, each offering new Freightliner & Western Star Medium & Heady Duty Trucks. For more information, visit www.teamtruck. com.


Pilot Flying J

Pilot Flying J Acquires Travel Plaza in Canada


ilot Flying J recently acquired a travel plaza in Ayr, Ontario, and will remodel the Flying J Travel Plaza to feature full amenities for professional drivers and the motoring public. The travel plaza is located at 2492 Cedar Creek Road off Highway 401 at Exit 268.

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It will remain open during remodeling, which is expected to be completed in August 2012. The Flying J Travel Plaza in Ayr is Pilot Flying J’s 62nd location in Canada. The 5,700-square-foot travel plaza will feature six diesel lanes and DEF at the pump, and professional drivers

also will have access to such services as Transflo, four automated showers and 27 parking spaces for trucks. The Ayr location will include Papa Joe’s Hot Kettle restaurant, hot food deli and beverages, including Pilot’s house coffee. The Flying J Travel Plaza

in Ayr is part of the network of more than 550 travel centers and travel plazas in the Pilot Flying J family which serves more than 1.3 million customers every day across the U.S. and Canada. As with all other Pilot Flying J locations, the Ayr Flying J Travel Plaza honors the MyRewards loyalty card.

Pilot Flying J, the driverdriven company, is headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee, and has more than 550 retail locations across North America. The company employs more than 20,000 people and is the largest operator of travel centers and travel plazas in North America.

For more information, visit or contact Lauren Christ or Moxley Carmichael at 865.544.0088.


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Keeping Your Vehicles Clean

How to Wash Today for Tomorrow

By Jack Jackson


n my recent visits to prospective customers I have noticed a changing dynamic; there is a renewed interest in washing effectively and in an environmentally correct method. Last month at the Truck World trade show in Toronto, we had a tremendous amount of interest in the best ways to clean vehicles. It seems that many companies today know the methods they use are outdated, but are unaware of alternate ways to save money and enhance efficiencies.

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One example of this is a prospective client with six trucks that have to be washed every day due to the application of HACCP regulations for the transport of food. By visiting his workplace and taking stock of the methods he currently uses, we were able to demonstrate an annual $25,000.00 saving with the adoption of alternative practices. With a minimal investment, ROI would be one year for equipment, and ongoing savings would add to net profit. An additional benefit would be staff satisfaction; they would no longer see the washing program as a “dirty job” to avoid. Another potential customer has 35 box trucks and 11 tractor trailers. Frequency of washing is underutilized due to their current methods which render impossible the task of washing vehicles as required. To expand their

business, their wish was to wash every vehicle a minimum of once per week. By visiting and discussing with them the equipment that is available today, we designed a program to wash every truck and trailer each week and keep the budget cost neutral. The adoption of this plan allows this company to have a cleaner image and to expand their business into other industries by presenting themselves with a clean fleet guarantee and ecological certification. It’s not a matter of why, but rather, how to look at current washing methods. Customers today are becoming more demanding regarding both image and environment. What are your customers asking of you today? Our belief is you should be as proactive in the presentation of your customer’s image as your own. When the public sees

your truck pull in to make a delivery, you are projecting an image that reflects on both you and your customer. Is your customer proud of your arrival? You can answer that yourself and then ask your sales team and executive for confirmation. Being proactive today will ensure that business thrives tomorrow as your customers, current and future, continually embrace environmentally sensitive business practices. Today’s world dominated by social media can take you down very quickly with unflattering images of noncompliance and substandard business methods. Why not help your customer become more image conscious by showing leadership in your own company and, in the process, edging out the competition? With a simple analysis and discussion with a professional, you

can meet the demands of today’s corporations in search of the next advancement toward ecological sustainability. Replace the carbon footprint that is depleting our environment with the proper use of a harmless water footprint and supporting environmentally friendly solutions. Go ahead and be proactive before someone else does. My understanding from leaders in transportation is that they favor busi-

ness relationships with companies that practice and promote earth saving techniques. This is an achievable and admirable practice that results in a positive image for you and your customer. Jack Jackson is President of Awash Systems Corp. Email: jjackson@awashystems. com or call 800.265.7405. Visit our website www. North America’s Leader in Fleet Washing Solutions.


Legal Matters

Not All Officers Should Be Laying Trucking Related Charges

By Mark Reynolds


he Ministry of Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n hires and trains officers to specifically enforce legislation particular to the trucking industry. These officers are trained to inspect vehicles for mechanical defects, log books, dangerous goods requirements etc. For the most part they have a great deal of knowledge in regard to the legislative requirements for drivers and operators. There are also many police officers that have training in this field and are involved with the enforcement of these legislative requirements. There are also however, officers that decide to “dabble” in truck enforcement and do so without sufficient knowledge of the legislative requirements. I often deal with matters where an officer has charged someone with offences that are simply not valid. For example, I often see charges for improper tires because an officer has stopped a truck and decided that one or more of the trucks tires are improper without looking into what the regulations say about the condition of tires. The most common of these is where an officer observes a flat spot on a truck tire, decides that it is a problem, and lays a charge against the driver or operator, or both.

The “defendant” may go to the extent of actually replacing the tire(s) when in fact the tire is not improper. When it comes to tires, one flat spot does not make a tire improper. This single flat spot may have occurred for any number of reasons and, although not ideal, it is no reason to dispose of the tire, especially given the cost of a single truck tire. I also see many charges where the officer that is “dabbling” in truck enforcement charges someone driving a smaller truck for failing to produce a log book trip inspection report when, in fact, the driver does not require these documents. Drivers are often charged for not completing a proper trip inspection or not reporting defects that are not defects under the legislation. I know of one matter where an officer laid a total of eight charges for a vehicle having “unsafe defects”, none of which were defects under the Highway Traffic Act. The list of unfounded charges range from lights that are not required, tires that are not improper, brakes that are not a problem, loads that are not really insecure, and documents that are not required, as well as other superfluous charges. Some of these cases would actually be humorous if it did not cause such a problem for the driver or operator. I know of many operators who have shelled out a great deal of money for repairs that were not required. I’m not naïve enough to think that this type of occurrence will

ever end completely, but I certainly have to shake my head when I see some of these charges and hear of the expense caused by unnecessary repairs, or when a vehicle was improperly detained simply because the officer “thought” something was a problem.

I have to wonder how many people pay tickets, have CVOR points assigned, and pay for costly repairs and increased insurance premiums as a result of this “dabbling”. My advice is that whenever you are charged, you should check to ensure

that the charge is a valid one. Simply paying the ticket(s) and making the repairs can be very costly, can increase you insurance premiums and impact your driving record, or in the case of an operator, impact your CVOR

rating. Mark Reynolds is a former truck driver, MTO Enforcement officer, provincial instructor, and enforcement Co-ordinator and can be reached at OTT Legal Services at 416.221.6888 or MarkReynolds@OTTLegal. com


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Ontario Community Becoming Premier Industry Location By Marek Krasuski


sk the man on the street to rank the importance of trucking and he’ll likely respond with an intelligent generalization about its role in the economy. “Trucks,” our man might predict, “are essential for transporting goods from manufacturers to retailers from where we source our abundant consumer supplies.” Few are likely to rate the logistics sector as an integral component in the process. Logistics is the storage and distribution of goods and materials, the pro-

cess that ensures the right products get to the right place at the right time. Without the careful and strategic planning that underlies this process, bikinis would appear on shelves in October and crates of anti-freeze in May would tower over consumers in store aisles. Widely underappreciated by an unsuspecting public, the logistics sector is assuming a prominent role in the economic future of Cornwall, Ontario. Located beside Highway 401 between Toronto to the west, the nation’s capital to the north and Montreal to the

east, this eastern Ontario community is leveraging both its natural and human resources into one of the country’s leading distribution hubs housing corporate giants in the retail and transportation industries. Walmart is a longstanding community partner, providing for over a decade decently paid jobs for area residents in its 1.4 million square foot facility. Recently Shoppers Drug Mart built a large facility (600,000 sq. Ft.) in the Cornwall Business Park. Target, which is currently building a new 1.3 million sq. ft. distribution

centre, commonly known by the acronym “DC” in industry parlance, is scheduled to open later this year. Land has been sold

to transportation companies and the city has seen commensurate growth in transport and service warehouse operations

(3PLs). Bob Peters is the City’s Economic Development Officer and a key player behind the region-wide

development initiative that has also seen Sears and Tim Horton’s locate nearby. Cornwall, he says, boasts a strategic geographical advantage. “We occupy a pivotal location in central Canada. We are between Toronto and Montreal on the 401 and share a border crossing with the US right inside the city. Our other locational advantage is proximity to the St. Lawrence Seaway. This places Cornwall in the position of securing easy access to any mode of transportation.” Nestled at the junction of the nation’s two most populous provinces and at a gateway into the United States presents unique opportunities. But success demands more than just location. Cornwall, along with its regional partners comprising a collection of neighbouring municipalities and operating under the Ontario East Logistics Marketing Team, has taken a decidedly proactive approach to sculpting the area into a national distribution centre. The initiative has been methodical and consistent. The City has been marketing itself for 10 years and preparing for sustained growth. The epicentre of Community >> 14    June 2012

>> Community that growth lies in a 1,000 acre business park on the city’s fringe. It is equipped with its own interchange, thereby diverting heavy truck traffic away from city streets. The city has taken the progressive and bold step of waiving development fees, a levy that most municipalities charge for the provision of infrastructure (water, roads, sewers) corridors. Another incentive designed to attract businesses is the cost of land; it’s affordable. Cornwall’s Bob

Peters puts the cost of doing business into perspective. “The cost per acre has recently risen from $20 to $30,000.00. But this increase is still small in comparison to other municipalities where the price of land runs as high as $400,000 per acre. By establishing a presence in Cornwall, companies can save upwards of two million dollars on a building project.” Businesses have been paying attention; of the original 1,000 acres slated for development, just over 100 are left. Aside from the dem-

onstrated enthusiasm of company migration to the region, success is also measured by the dollars these businesses bring with them. “We have had half a billion dollars invested here in 2011 alone, and for the last three years have witnessed consistent growth,” Peters said. As if savings in development costs were not enough, Cornwall also provides a substantial operating incentive to set up shop. In contrast to the majority of Ontario communities saddled with paying down the prov-

ince’s burgeoning hydro debt, Cornwall sources its power supply from Hydro Quebec at substantially lower costs. All things considered, rate payers, from residential owners to commercial distribution centres, save between 5 and 30 percent. Far from performing alone, Cornwall seems to have embraced the principle of collaboration as a strategy in generating success. In addition to working with neighbouring districts that comprise the aforementioned Ontario East Logistics Marketing Team, it has enlisted the support of others too. The Canadian Supply Chain Sector Council and the Supply Chain & Logistics Association of Canada (SCL) are two national bodies which have been integral to helping the community develop the support necessary to manage sustained regional growth. The city has also reached out to the education

Lawrence College has established an Advisory Council that will look at developing a post secondary curriculum designed to meet the requirements of the Supply Chain Management industry. Campus Dean, Don Fairweather, said the Advisory Council will include local companies which will assist in providing program information directly relevant to the industry. Aside from the proposed Centre of Excellence the college plans to implement, it has already taken short term measures to address immediate demand. Already in place is a fast track warehouse program that gives graduates entry-level qualifications, including training in fork lift operations and accreditation in WHMIS. The school is aiming to develop a third-year program for graduates who will be prepared for midlevel management responsibilities in the industry. These efforts have also generated interest from

sessions to learn about the emergent employment opportunities. Supply chain sector partners are also reaping the benefits of a local workforce accustomed to the industry’s requirements. Cornwall is steeped in a manufacturing industry and, as such, citizens are accustomed to working evenings and weekends. A healthy work ethic, Bob Peters says, translates into a typically low employee turnover rate; music to the ears of employers who can ill afford the disruption and costs associated with an unstable labour market. An appreciative workf o r c e, s t r a t e g i c l o c a tion, low development and maintenance costs, coupled with community engagement from many sectors, have earned Cornwall the distinction of major player in the logistics industry. Its success is, perhaps, an instructive model for other communities to follow in harnessing resources

community which has responded in kind. St.

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that lead to economic development.


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ATSSA Sudbury

Diverse Agenda at May Meeting By Marek Krasuski


n May 10 th , the Sudbury Chapter of the ATSSA held its second last monthly dinner meeting for the year at the Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel. Chapter president, Stewart McBain, opened the meeting and, after discussing several procedural matters, presented a $300 award to Louise Cloutier who is completing the last segment of a parts apprenticeship with the support of her employer, William Day Construction Limited. Chapter vice president, Mike Hamel, also of Day Construction, delivered a talk and showed a video

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clip on melanoma, the most dangerous type of skin cancer which, last year, affected 5,300 Canadians; 920 people succumbed to the disease. Mike passed on a cautionary note against overexposure to sunlight, particularly during the upcoming summer months. Melanoma is commonly found on the tongue, palms of hands and soles of feet. The disease, which is clearly visible on the skin, is also known to be found on the backs of men and the legs of women. If there is any good news that can come from the onset of melanoma, it is that early detection is dir-

ectly linked to high survival rates. Regular inspections of vulnerable areas of the body, therefore, are highly recommended. The most vulnerable groups are fair skinned individuals, those with a family history of skin cancer, and people with compromised immune systems. Wes Govier of the Sudbury-based Regional Spring followed with a discussion of suspension systems and the importance of regular maintenance in the effort to control replacement costs. Noting that the suspension system is one of the lowest-cost parts on a heavy duty

truck, he said it is also the hardest working and therefore, is subject to the most abuse. In checking suspensions Wes advised Chapter members to check for worn pins and bushings, and to ensure that U-bolts are tight. These are the leading causes of suspension failures. Leaf springs, moreover, should be replaced at the time of breakage rather than waiting until the entire spring breaks, a practice which is not only expensive, but happens with some frequency. Govier added that suspensions on trucks running all the time require more frequent checks. The evening`s sponsor, Grote Industries, later provided an overview of developments in their product offering. Grote is a leading manufacturer and marketer of vehicle lighting and safety systems. Regional Sales Manager, Barry Duff, gave a summary of advancements made in LED lighting design. One of the reasons for the original high cost of LEDs, he noted, was the manual labour involved in affixing individual diodes to circuit boards. Large, bulbous diodes of

earlier generation LEDs have since been replaced with much smaller components with larger light output. Today`s compact light configurations allow for greater innovations involving fewer materials. Barry Duff called attention to several company products, including the latest additions such as the Supernova series full side turn LED lamps, stop and tail lights. Examples of features and benefits attached to some of these products are turn signals that are visible to drivers during operation, availability in recessed, grommet/flange, surface and integral flange mount versions, and single circuit board and single reflector component designs. Many

of these are said to contribute to fuel efficiency thanks to lower overall weight designs. Duff also highlighted Grote’s power cords which, he said, have plug-ins in completely sealed units, an engineering feature which reduces corrosion. T h e S u d b u r y AT S S A Chapter will hold its final dinner meeting for this season in June. Industry participants are encouraged to join and/or sponsor an evening which presents the opportunity to highlight product and service offerings to an engaged audience. Regular monthly meetings, which are scheduled on the second Thursday of each month, will resume in September.



Attention all ATSSA Members & Industry Stake Holders


rom: Board of Management: As mentioned in our last ‘Tale-Lite’, it would appear from ongoing discussions and mail received that certain ATSSA Branch Executives are opting for a more individualized and less structured arrangement and to broaden their scope to include areas such as logistics, whereas the ATSSA will remain focused on shop fleet maintenance. It is for these reasons that we are acting with legal counsel to guide us through these difficult times with certain branches. The ATSSA Executive will continue to examine where we are at as a Fleet Supervisor’s association, and what we need to change to make ourselves more attractive to maintenance staff, sponsors,

and other industry stake holders, while remaining true to our core principles, values, and objectives. We invite all members or former members to provide input by contacting by phone or e-mail any member of the Board of Management. Likewise, we also want to reach out to and invite any member or former member of any ATSSA branch-or potential supplier/sponsor- to contact a Board of Management officer (see listing below) should they want clarification on any of the current ATSSA Branch difficulties. Yours truly, Dan Cushing, President 416.346.3294, Ed Roeder, VP 905476.9829, Dave Cook, Treasurer 519.396.5219, Vic Wintjes, Secretary 416.802.7475. Email us at atssaorg@sympatico. ca.


Cross Border Services

Why Are CBSA & CBP Pushing For C-TPAT & PIP?

By: Dawn Truell


ith the amount of airline issues from peopl e with fake ID, carrying more than one passport, and passengers causing inflight security problems, rules and regulations are changing almost daily, making flying much more difficult today than 11 years ago, pre 911. A couple of months ago, February 17, 2012, there was a flight leaving Atlanta, Georgia bound for Houston, Texas. After pre-board security inspections when Air Tran Flight 297 proceeded to taxi down the runway, 11 passengers who identified

themselves as Muslims were found communicating with each other via cell phones. When stewardesses asked to shut them off for takeoff all 11 refused to do so. The ensuing commotion resulted in the plane being redirected back to the terminal where three TSA agents and four police officers were called to the scene. All 11 Muslim men were escorted off the plane. The TSA agents then had their luggage unloaded. This flight was then cancelled; all other remaining passengers had to disembark and find new flights. Ships coming into Canadian ports from other countries such as Somalia, Sri Lanka, China and India are coming in with high frequency, high volumes of heroin, cocaine, ecstasy, khat, marijuana, as well as human beings – many of whom die while en route. Trucking industry: 40 trucks per week at the

Sarnia/Port Huron border coming into Canada are caught with smuggling drugs; 20 more per week coming into Canada at the Windsor/Detroit border are caught for the same reason, and 30 more per week at the Fort Erie/Buffalo crossing. There are many more border points across Canada where, sadly, more trucks are apprehended

for smuggling drugs into Canada. The drugs that do make their way past border officials are pushed onto our streets, to our children, and our citizens all across the nation. One wonders why needs to be promoting the C-TPAT & PIP programs. When analyzing the amount of drug smuggling, human

trafficking, pornography, terrorism attacks and further threats, is it really a question that needs further elaboration? The drug trade itself has caused, and continues to cause, major damage to our economy, drug-related illness, and even death. Drug distribution among our children is absolutely sickening. We all need

to pull together and help prevent these crimes. Educating ourselves regarding these crimes and the prevention programs in place to address them is a great first start. Dawn Truell is the President of Cross Border Services. For more information on any of the above contact www.crossborderservices. org, 905.973.9136.



2012 TIMTC 4th Annual Meeting In Las Vegas


ake plans now to attend the 4th annual Trucking Industry Mobility and Technology Coalition (TIMTC) meeting, held in conjunction with ATA’s Management Conference and Exhibit (MC&E). The 2012 Annual Meeting will take place at the stunning Mandalay Bay Resort & Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada on October 8 to 9, 2012. This year’s meeting promises to provide more information, engagement and networking opportunities than ever before. Last year over 250 participants attended TIMTC business meetings and educational sessions that focused on top industry issues. Last year’s present-

ers included: Anne Ferro, FMCSA Administrator, Chad England, C.R. England COO, Ron Medford, NHTSA Deputy Administrator, Jim Burg, J a m e s B u r g Tr u c k i n g Company President and CEO, Greg Nadeau, FHWA Deputy Administrator, Kevin Burch, Jet Express President, and many more! TIMTC members will once again have the opportunity to participate in both the annual meeting and ATA’s MC&E simultaneously, offering unparalleled value. For more information and for your free registration for the 4th Annual TIMTC Meeting, please contact Carla Gossett at 770.432.0628 or TIMTC@


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Making Your Miles Count

Choosing a Trucking Company: Contract Interpretations

By Robert Scheper


couple months ago I had new clients come in and we went over their business situation. They just moved to a new company a few weeks before and gave me their story of what happened at the old. They were only there for six months before it became clear they couldn’t

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financially survive the treatment. They respectfully gave their 30 day notice. Their subsequent treatment, to say the least, was obscene. First, their second last check was immediately withheld (even though they drove the last 30 days). Then, after the plates were removed, the real abuse began. I have read a sizable sampling of lease operator contracts (lease operator are paid cents per mile as opposed to owner operator which are paid percentage). The similarities of some are astounding, as if they were written by the same

lawyer or, more likely, copied from each other. Most terms and conditions are presented almost identically, such as: independent contractor verses employee, or defining damage liability, fines etc. Eventually, however, contracts refer to “Schedule A”: rate of pay, rate of fuel surcharge (if any), license/insurance costs (if any), administration costs (if any), and deductibles etc. All these inclusions or exclusions make up the company pay package. There are two basic types of “schedule As”. One is often referred to as zero based (or all inclusive), while the other

includes a list of regular deductions. Zero based statements have no deductions except fuel costs, whereas the other type can deduct license, insurance, administration expenses, workers compensation, etc. off each pay period. My new client signed a basic zero based pay package (license and insurance included). Almost all contracts include a cancellation clause - determining the responsibilities of each party in the event of termination. In the illustration above the contract had a somewhat standard line which read: “ …if the independent leaves, any non-refundable portion of permits, licensing, insurance, decals, satellite removal/ repair will be charged to Independent…” There can be non-refundable costs associated with licensing (especially if the company doesn’t transfer the plate to another truck). However, this company also defined INSURANCE as “non-refundable,” even though they had a zero based contract which included insurance costs. This was their position. They bought insurance from a provider that required upfront payment in full (every year). Since the company didn’t have the cash up front, it had the lump sum financed through a premium installment contract. The argument the company made to my client was, since the insurance was paid in advance for

the entire year, they had the right to deduct the prorated balance (according to their calculations $3,308.37), and then clearly stated in writing “…No refund has been received or is expected for insurance…”. For anyone with even a basic knowledge of how insurance works we can see the breakdown in business logic. If the truck was written off ten days into the contract, would the entire annual premium be lost? According to the trucking company logic, it would! By the time the company wrote the statement “…no refund has been received or is expected for insurance…” the client had been at the new company for nearly a month. In all probability the trucking company should have already received the credit notice from their insurance provider. To confirm the facts on the process I phoned the trucking company’s insurance broker, I recorded a conversation where the representative clearly explained the standard “refund process system” (averaging three weeks from cancellation) and kept the evidence for a later date. (By the way, this was not the only area of conflict in the final settlement). When given an opportunity to perpetrate a fraud, some people don’t hesitate. It starts by someone in charge fabricating their own definition and interpretation of reality, contract phrases and “evidence”. Having skewed logic, standalone (or paired with half the facts) lines are drawn. Checks, if any, are not released unless the operator signs an indemnity (relinquishing rights to sue for satisfaction). This is referred to as extortion. This company perpetrated a fraud, a fraud clearly

understood by all who know the facts. It is clear some companies view drivers and operators as a dime a dozen, a renewable resource that can be abused at will. Sure, the company has a limited life span and will choke their “resources” to slow their own demise, but unfortunately it may take years - and many victims - for specific word to get around. “Buyer beware,” places a heavy burden on the driver pool, a pool that seems to grow more cynical rather than less. There used to be a strong bond of trust, co-operation and loyalty between driver and company. If the industry is to attain or sustain long term profitability, it must return to a trust and loyalty-based relationship. The key is not to circulate legislation, but education. There must be a clear industry standard and a clear form of accountability; hardly a minor task! Here’s the definition of fraud: “A false representation of a matter of fact - whether by words or by conduct, by false or misleading allegations, or by concealment of what should have been disclosed - that deceives and is intended to deceive another so that the individual will act (or not act) upon it to her or his legal injury.” Robert D Scheper operates an accounting and consulting firm in Steinbach, Manitoba. He has a Masters Degree in Business Administration and is the author of the Book “Making Your Miles Count: taxes, taxes, taxes” (now available on CD). You can find him at www. and thrconsulting.blogspot. com or at 877.987.9787. You can e-mail him at robert@thrconsulting. ca.


Health Insurance Matters

Complete Coverage Includes Illness & Extended Health Care

By Lina Demedeiros


ccident only coverage only meets your contractual requirement set out by the transport company and the fleet insurer. This means that there is no coverage in the event of the leading cause of loss of income - Illness. The majority of accident claims are short term with occasional, permanent disability claims. Since the body wears down, an accident claim in which tissue or bone was damaged may result in a condition payable under the illness portion of your contract. This is forcing many transport companies to re-think their strategy and talk to professional advisors about benefits options, especially as they witness excellent drivers

destroyed financially over something easily avoided. The best way to maximize protection against loss of income is through the acquisition of both accident and illness coverage. Extended health care and drug coverage is also an advisable course of action given the high cost of medication. So what is a condition that could result in a payout under the illness portion of your contract? Anything that generally started with an accident and, aggravated by overuse, turns into a “condition.” Examples are injuries to the back, muscles, legs and arms. In the flat bed market we commonly hear about degenerative disc disease, carpal tunnel syndrome, bursitis, plantar fasciitis, and soft tissue injuries that continue for longer than 60 days and later recur. The need for coverage protection is great. As younger owner operators come into trucking it only makes sense to protect your business from these leading causes of disruption. While many career owner operators find illness coverage an expen-

sive benefit, it’s more important to bear in mind that the advantages outweigh the costs. Losses resulting from illness represent loss of profits, equipment and any assets acquired through financing over time. It is also important to

note that the “Emergency Medical Reimbursement” coverage is intended only to cover you for expenses related to an accident. If you become ill, this does not replace an extended health care plan for illness coverage. As more transport com-

panies are pressured to lower their overall risk when working with Owner Operators, even as the cost of doing business increases, it pays to talk to a professional disability consultant to ensure that you purchase a benefits package most suitable to

your needs. Lina Demedeiros is the President of LMD Financial. Please be sure to visit us at user/lmd4di for tips next month on how to buy insurance protection as an Independent Owner Operator.



Drivers & CSA


r l i n g t o n , VA – The American Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n Research Institute (ATRI) launched its second annual truck driver survey to identify CSA impacts on trucking operations, as well as commercial driver perceptions and attitudes toward the maturing regulatory program. This survey, which will expand upon the truck driver research that ATRI undertook at last month’s Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS), will be compared and contrasted with last year’s CSA research – which included data from more than 5,000

drivers (report available online at www.atri-online. org). The brief on-line survey asks drivers for information on how their perceptions of CSA have changed or been affected as CSA continues its second full year of measuring motor carrier and commercial driver safety performance. The survey also seeks to capture attitudes toward the program and general understanding of its key components. AT R I i s t h e t r u c k ing industry’s 501(c)(3) not-for-profit research organization.


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New Products & Services

New Technology Helps Reduce Corporate Risk & Lower Operational Costs


he fleet world continues to change with more compliance rules, stricter due diligence practices, and technology advancements. It can be difficult, moreover, to stay updated on the many important changes in each province, including the trends and tools that can make the job of operating a fleet easier, safer, and more efficient. Fleets face multiple challenges. Among them are the struggle with high driver turnover and the challenges associated with driver compliance. Carriers, for example, need to validate MVRs and Abstracts of potential drivers during the recruitment stage, as well as ensure that medical records and license renewals are up to date. Monitoring the performance of drivers spread among several provinces and territories presents its own unique set of assessment challenges, as does familiarity with new com-

mercial vehicle impound laws and changes to the Criminal Code of Canada. These issues can now be easily managed with a new, previously unavailable technology. VerX Direct has negotiated a precedentsetting agreement with the provinces and territories of Canada. VerX Direct now provides carriers with their own 24/7 real-time access to the status and current class of drivers license(s). By simply opening a web browser and navigating to a secure web page, companies only need to enter driver license number, DOB, and the province of issue to quickly view the status and class of a driver. Whether seeking information on one or many drivers, results are immediately displayed on a web page and transmitted by email. Past transactions can be viewed online or downloaded through the reporting section when needed.

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Overview of VerX Direct System Results displaying “valid”, “not valid” or “ignition interlock requirement,” are colour coded to show driver variances and deficiencies, and most importantly, driver eligibility at a glance. Catherine Archibald, Supervisor, Compliance and Vehicle Claims for Canpar Transport LP, had this to say about the VerX Direct program: “The VerX system allows us to retrieve all our required information within just a minute or two. The system is fast, accurate and extremely easy to use. Now, we are able to check on the status of all our drivers immediately to see whether their license is valid, and to check out any potential new hires across Canada within seconds. Staff members at VerX Direct are a great bunch of people to work with; they have a lot of patience and will walk you through any problems you may encounter in getting started.” Bob Dolyniuk, Executive Director of the Manitoba Trucking Association, similarly credits the company for its efficiency. “The VerX Direct program helps carriers to ensure that their drivers’ licenses are valid and have the appropriate classification. This is an exceptionally effective tool for carriers that employ drivers in a number of provinces as the VerX Direct program is national in

scope. It is simple, efficient to use, and is an effective tool in satisfying NSC record keeping requirements in Manitoba. The program is designed so that carriers can determine when they want to validate their drivers’ licenses.” Drivers with suspensions and a history of bad driving practices affect companies. Today’s strict commercial impound laws require a 90-day driver verification period in order to avoid impound problems and loss of equipment. Provinces with governmentissued insurance programs require confirmation of annual license renewals;

failure to comply will result in loss of coverage. In addition, recent updates of the criminal code now render company owners and directors vulnerable to greater risk, massive fines, litigation, unwanted costs, as well as the heightened risk of prison time. Current VerX statistics have found that on average 1.5% of assessed drivers, in fact, have license suspension or improperly classed, even after a recent driver MVR was done. Reasons for such oversights include family support issues, administrative suspensions (impaired and.05 impaired warn-

ings), missed renewals and unpaid fines, failed or incomplete medicals, and incidents with snowmobiles or boats. Driver license verification is now helping companies eliminate outdated and ineffective practices of the past, thus reducing the time, effort and money associated in complying with various government regulations and laws. By adopting this valuable investigative technology you can keep unwanted drivers out of your expensive equipment and reduce driver orientation costs. VerX Direct offers a cost-effective solution: At approximately $3 per transaction, with no expensive hardware or software to purchase, VerX Direct starts delivering ROI almost immediately. To learn more about accessing low cost driverstatus information in each of the provinces and territories, contact VerX Direct at 866.713.2001 extension 22; by email at, or visit www.


Hi-Tech Original Seat Covers

Comfort & Durability


ach day, and in all seasons, seat cover fabrics exposed to humidity are vulnerable to deterioration by the onset of microorganisms such as bacteria. The result is diminished durability and the presence of unpleasant odours. Our investigations revealed that the use of metallised silver coatings on space suits effectively eliminated bacteria by blocking oxygen-transporting enzymes. The adoption of this technology has enabled Hi-Tech

Original Seat Cover to manufacture 100 percent polyester, breathable and hygienic s e a t c ov e r s free of

humidity and unpleasant odour. Testimonials from drivers applauding the comfort and design of these products demonstrate their quality and effectiveness. Hi-Tech seat covers, proudly made in Canada for over three years, fit any type of truck, including pick-ups and SUVs. For more information, call 418.845.0737, send an email to info@, or visit www.hitechoriginal. ca.


New Products & Services

Easylease Corp:

Delivering Wide Range of Products & Services


sset based leasing has become one of the fastest growing industries worldwide. For many companies, leasing equipment is not simply an option; it’s a necessity. Every customer is unique and therefore requires a unique solution. At Easylease we provide a wide range of products and services that cater to our many clients. Our highly-skilled sales consultants will evaluate your company and determine the best leasing solution for you. Every product and service we offer is delivered with a turnkey solution, custom fit for your business. Vendors, Customers and Captive Funders all stand

to benefit from sourcing our range of products and services. For vendors, benefits include: captive leasing programs, private label branded or co-branded program/documentation, faxable lease documentation, asset tracking, e-commerce activity reporting and customer tracking, customized vendor access Internet page, and dedicated support and in-house sales staff. Customers benefit by: lease lines of credit, creative financing with limited restrictions on asset types, 95 percent approval ratios, new business start-ups, e-commerce solutions, online instant

credit up to $30,000, lease portfolio reporting, North American exposure, group acquisition plans, employee purchase plans, and quick, reliable service. Captive Funders, similarly, profit by: captive broker leasing, high approvals on all declined business, access to over 15 funding sources, nonbalance sheet lending, ecommerce branded website links to Easylease broker services, and full activity reporting and funding status reports. In addition to these financial solutions designed to promote business growth, Easylease Corp offers: dedicated & educated leasing consult-

ants, 800 support lines, on-line e-commerce solutions, on-line sales tracking & reporting, on-going communication with you and your customers, strong funder relationships, limited restrictions on qualifying asset type, personal touch whereby all customers are contacted directly, incentive programs and training for sales representatives, as well as bilingual services. Leasing, as an alternative to full purchase options, also preserves cash flow, turning a $25,000.00 purchase, for example, into a small monthly payment and freeing up vital capital to invest in business growth or to allocate for unplanned purchases.

There are also tax deductible advantages. Because leasing is considered a revenue, rather than a capital expense, the full monthly payment may be eligible as a tax deduction. Unlike loans from financial institutions such as banks, “total solutions” can be achieved with limited asset restrictions. Another advantage is the availability of diverse lease structures to meet the unique needs of each customer. Since leasing only charges for the use of the equipment by assuming a residual position, lower payments, too, often result. Finally, risk is minimized since leasing removes some of the issues associated

with purchasing, making it easy to upgrade equipment as need arises. Easylease Corporation is located at 23 Lesmill Road, Suite 302, Toronto Ontario M3B 3P6. For more information about Easylease product and service solutions, contact Tariq Awan by telephone at 647.521.0508, or 416.497.4441, or toll free at 800.293.1119, by fax at 416.497.9988, or 800.835.8464, online at


W.K. Dahms Mfg. Ltd.

New Stone Slinger™ Keeps Operators Out of the Truck & on the Job!


ississauga, ON – W. K. Dahms Mfg. Ltd. has successfully launched a new generation of remote controls for Stone Slinger truck conveyors that can dramatically reduce the time to unload and place aggregate loads with precision. The new Stone Slinger Creep Drive system provides operators with a remote control feature that not only controls the speed and direction of the conveyor, but allows the operator to remotely maneuver the truck itself around the jobsite. The operator now has a single set of controls to run the conveyor and reposition the truck for ideal placement of the material, without returning to the truck. The truck and the Stone Slinger become a fully integrated material delivery system. Scott Nelson, Manager of W.K. Dahms, reports that the first of the new Stone Slingers equipped with

Creep Drive was delivered at the end of August to John Da Silva of Rock Concrete Forming Ltd. in Mississauga, Ontario. After putting the Stone Slinger through its paces for a full season, Da Silva says, “If I was buying another truck, I wouldn’t get anything else – no question!” According to Da Silva, his investment in the Creep Drive feature has paid off well. “On a typical weeping tile job, the driver has to go back and forth to move the truck four or five times. And, each time, when you get into the truck, you have to turn the PTO off, drive the truck, put the air brakes on again and restart the PTO. It’s the time-saving that pays you back.” The right place to be By using the remote control to move the truck, the operator remains outside the cab to keep the material flowing until the load is completely delivered. Da Silva says that getting out of the truck is the right

place for operators to be. “You get out here and you can see everything. We are always working in very tight spaces. You can watch the wheels and the ground more closely than if you’re steering from the cab. You won’t ever put the truck into a pothole or a ditch, so you never have to wait for another truck to come and pull you out!” The Stone Slinger Creep Drive adds a complete hydrostatic drive system to the standard powertrain of the truck. A hydraulic driven gearbox is inserted into the driveline. A CAN Bus panel controls all hydraulic and operating functions and communicates with the remote, which the operator carries in a sling. Jobsite safety designed in Nelson explains that safety was a key factor in Dahms’ design of the system. “The maximum speed the truck can achieve under hydraulic power is 2.5 km/h – a comfortable walking speed. The control circuit-

ry receives constant feedback on the actual wheel speed from the truck. If the truck’s on an incline, the hydraulics will brake its speed automatically. Several fail-safes are built in as well. If the wheel speed exceeds 4 km/h, the CAN Bus will shut down and stop the truck completely.” Lower costs, better results Da Silva finds that the Creep Drive leads to better job quality, too, with less wasted material. Operators naturally tend to avoid extra walks back to the truck if they possibly can. By making it easy to move the truck into the best location, Creep Drive helps operators distribute the material more precisely and consistently with no extra time or inconvenience. For a contractor like Da Silva, that translates into lower costs for cleanup and for material. W.K. Dahms Mfg. Ltd. has been manufacturing the Stone Slinger truck conveyor system for more

than 30 years and continues to set the standard for efficient delivery and placement of aggregate materials. The original Stone Slinger concept was an innovation of W. Keith Dahms, who first fitted a truck body with an outboard rear conveyor to replace the traditional laborious and costly wheel barrow method of distributing material on construction sites. Stone Slinger today represents a diverse family of sys-

tems for precise, labourfree placement of gravel and stone, sand, soil and mulch materials. W.K. Dahms Mfg. Ltd., is located at P. O. Box 520, 3074 Sawmill Road, St. Jacobs, Ontario, Canada. N0B 2N0 For further information on Stone Slinger truck conveyor systems, contact: Scott Nelson, Manager by phone at 519.664.3414 by fax at 519.664.2082 or visit www.stoneslinger. com


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Tires & Wheels

Goodyear Commercial Tire Systems

New Goodyear Severe-Service Tire


oronto, Ontario, – The new Goodyear G741 MSD truck tire is used for oil field, mining, logging and other severe-service applications commonly found throughout Canadian industry. “These are applications that require a tire that’s big, rough and tough but also versatile and easily adaptable to a wide range of conditions and environments,” said Dwight McGill, general manager, Commercial Tire Systems,

Goodyear Canada. “The G741 MSD boasts a number of features designed to help provide optimal performance across difficult terrain.” They include: Deep 33/32-inch tread with a wide footprint to help provide traction and high mileage. An aggressive, selfcleaning tread design to enhance grip and help resist mud build-up. A cut- and chip-resistant tread compound that helps provide long-lasting performance.

Tread block sipes to enhance traction in wet, snow and icy conditions, while helping to maintain dry traction. The tire also boasts an innovative sidewall

design that allows chains to be placed above the tread blocks for enhanced traction and grip. “Our customers throughout Canada h a v e asked for a

robust, multi-functional tire to tackle the oftenstark landscapes associated with oil field, mining, logging and other operations,” added McGill. (more) “We believe the new G741 MSD will quickly become the ‘tire of choice’ for companies that operate in these challenging vocations.” The G741 MSD is available in size 11R24.5, Load Range H. Goodyear Commercial Tire Systems offers a broad

portfolio of products and services to the commercial fleet industry, including a full range of original equipment and replacement tires; the fleetHQ portfolio of business solutions; national programs, tire management tools; online information; and business problem-solving tools for tomorrow’s commercial fleets. For more information, go to www.goodyeartrucktires. com. For more information about fleetHQ, go to


Kenworth Truck Company

10-Spoke Wheel Introduced with New Kenworth T680


ouisville, Ky. – Kenworth Truck Company is introducing a new Kenworth proprietary, 10-spoke forged aluminum wheel in conjunction with the launch of the Kenworth T680. “No detail, including wheels, was overlooked with the unveiling of the Kenworth T680,” said Erik Johnson, Kenworth

on-highway marketing manager. “This premium, 10-spoke Kenworth wheel possesses a distinctive, high-end and quality look. It’s a fabulous option for fleets and drivers that like to keep their trucks looking great.” The durable and lightweight Kenworth wheel features a no-polish, easymaintenance Alcoa Dura-

Bright®* surface treatment. It is easy to keep the wheel shiny and sparkling clean with just soap and water. There is no need to scrub or polish to keep them looking like new. A 22.5-inch Kenworth 10-spoke wheel will be available in summer 2012, followed later by a 24.5inch wheel. Kenworth Truck Com-

pany is the manufacturer of The World’s Best® heavy and medium duty trucks. Kenworth is an industry leader in providing fuel-saving technology solutions that help increase fuel efficiency and reduce emissions. Ke n w o r t h ’s I n t e r n e t home page is at Kenworth. A PACCAR Company.


Goodyear Commercial Tire Systems

Goodyear Transitions from Truckwise to fleetHQ By Marek Krasuski


fficials from Goodyear were on hand at a Truck World press conference in Toronto to announce the company’s rebranding package, replacing Truckwise with fleetHQ as the company’s new tire service program in Canada. The transition comes in the wake of the company’s intention to expand and strengthen its product and service brand throughout north America, noted Dwight McGill, general manager, commercial tire centres. Officials announced that multiple levels of service will meet customer demand for reduced operating costs on tires in an effort to generate a

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better return on investment. Company spokesmen called attention to the demand voiced by carriers that they have available a program that allows them to focus on their own businesses, freed from time consuming and costly maintenance diversions. FleetHQ, they said, is designed to address those specific needs. A number of features comprise the program’s defining attributes. Members will have access to a Solution Centre from where service technicians are contacted and dispatched to a breakdown site from one of 2,000 dealer locations throughout North America. The same level of service and pricing structure is

guaranteed across North America, and Goodyear says its record of servicing downed trucks is the best in the industry. TVTrack, another offering, is a recording service recently upgraded with additional features. This online program enables operators to collect, document, and present key tire information in a user friendly dashboard format. New to fleetHQ is TrailerReadiness, a program that allows fleets to develop custom trailer surveys and receive custom reports on essential vehicle systems. A national accounts program promises to ease the stress of drivers by consolidating the billing process for on-road product purchases and service

calls through the operator’s hometown dealer. Invoices can be paid later. Bruce Woodruff, Goodyear’s business solutions marketing representative, credited fleetHQ for its wider accessibility. “These benefits that were once exclusively available only to the largest fleets are now available to all companies and owner operators,” he said. The Gold Medallion component of the program offers retreads which are available in the most popular medium truck sizes, and Tire Pix, another feature, provides photos of tires that were replaced during a service call. In addition to new and retreaded tires, members of fleetHQ can expect

alignments on trucks and trailers, wheel balancing, wheel refinishing, and onsite fleet surveys, among other services. Officials at the press conference stressed that dealers willing to become part of the fleetHQ network undergo rigorous quality control standards. “Participating dealers are audited by Goodyear an-

nually to help ensure that they meet the company’s stringent service and operational requirements. We will continue this policy during and after the conversion from Truckwise to fleetHQ,” noted Dwight McGill. More information about the fleetHQ program is available online at: www.


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Nurturing Younger Roots (…continued from May issue.) By Wendy Morgan McBride


he Alexander family has strong, deep roots, 8th generation Empire Loyalist Roots, which they proudly display on a corner of their property. They are nurturing antique vehicle roots – Larry Sr. with his 1955 Crown Victoria (featured in May’s issue) and Larry Jr., with ‘70s muscle cars and street rods. Not to be forgotten is a 1965 GMC pickup which he lovingly protects with his 2012 Charger. But the shared family passion does not end here. Their other sons, Travis, seven, and Kevin, four, have already acquired their appreciation of classics, laying claims on both vehicles, though they are not allowed to get too close when riding their bikes in the garage. Travis will tell you straight away that he gets the truck and Kevin can have the car. I guess they are just on loan to Mom and Dad. The truck is referred to as the “DQ” truck.

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It got its nickname from the frequent trips to Dairy Queen while Larry and Erin where dating. It has since become a family tradition to take this ’65 pickup whenever the need for ice cream treats rises, though any occasion to get a ride in Dad’s truck is worth sharing with pride. Fresh out of high school, Larry purchased this pickup when he spotted an ad in the “trader” in late 1992. It was in Alfred, ON, just north of Ottawa. He purchased it for $1,200.00, and with a homemade tow bar and his dad’s assistance, brought it to their present home in Carrying Place, ON. “My dad and I worked on and off for four years to get it to its present state,” says Larry. “The cab was probably not worth saving and the box needed to be replaced, so I found a donor truck in Bancroft, ON and adapted the box, which had the spare wheel rack. I took a piece out of the old box fender and welded it into place.”

Larry worked on the cab to restore it to its former glory and cleaned up the dashboard, making sure all the dials and levers were in working order. He saved the steering wheel, put new padding in the seats and covered them with new tan upholstery. The doors were ordered from of Arizona. When reassembled it was a colorful vehicle. The box was blue with traces of red from the previous one, the doors were brown, and that awful oxidized red could be seen throughout the rest of the body. “I did not know what color to paint it,” Larry said, “so after visiting Salem Auto Body and looking at the paint chips, I chose the red with golden copper for the interior, covering up the original gray inside.” This farm truck carries a 292 6 cylinder 4 speed on the original frame. The transmission is from a 1955 school bus. It is also fast. Larry owned and fully restored a 1960 Fargo Powerwagon and says “that truck has nothing on this one. The Fargo was slow, and I think that after fully restoring it, I had it for maybe a week and sold it to help with the building

of our house.” Erin added, “It paid for our kitchen cabinets.” This truck also gets a lot of attention. “I have taken it out for a few weddings and car shows but my dad was the first to show it and that was by accident,” Larry said. “He borrowed it to take to Oshawa and while driving through Brighton a guy stopped him and asked if he would park the truck for an hour with the hood up. Mom and Dad agreed and went off shopping. When they returned, they discovered they were part of the Blossom Festival and the truck had won first place for people’s choice. It is definitely a head turner,” he continued. Of the models produced in this particular year, six, eight, and nine-foot boxes were available. Chrome grilles and bumpers came with the “Custom” cab trucks. Otherwise, the grilles were painted ivory. The ‘65s could be distinguished by the lettering on the grille which was displayed as an oval shaped G & C. Most interesting was the statement I found on a vintage advertisement which listed all the finer points of the underbody, boasting that “its price is only $49 more than others.”

The manufacturer designed them as haulers and GM was aware that extras on work vehicles were finding new buyers, so pickups were being produced with deluxe equipment. In 1964 the “wraparound’’ windshield was eliminated and a new front grille design, along with various interior changes, were added. Air conditioning and a 220 hp V8 were introduced in 1965. In concluding our interview, Larry explained the joy of his “DQ” truck. “I love driving my truck. It is a rarity and I take pride in knowing I did the full restoration of this vehicle. The only thing that changed is the addition of seatbelts to conform with modern regulations and the safety of my family. Once we had children I thought it was mandatory to include seatbelts, so they got installed. I hate

them, they don’t match, and I have since found that being a classic, they are not necessary.” When the family decided to buy their new Charger they scouted many dealerships. Once, when they were driving the ’65 pickup, Larry offhandedly asked the dealer what he would be offered on trade. Recalling the event, Larry laughs, saying “the salesman looked at me with an open mouth, and said, “oh no, we could never do a trade on this. We would owe you.” I would say that pride and quality go hand in hand when looking at this beautiful beast. With such attributes it will never have to worry about a home. Indeed, there will always be two boys, Travis and Kevin, who look forward to having their own DQ traditions with their own families. Wendy can be reached at cwmcbride@cogeco. ca


Section Française

Produits de Climatisation

Le Marché pour Les Climatiseurs est Particulièrement Robuste Actuellement et Propose de Multiples Produits et Options Par Marek Krasuski


es affaires marchent bien pour les fournisseurs de systèmes de climatisation en Amérique du nord. Malgré notre climat généralement est doux, la demande pour le confort dans les cabines et les couchettes dans les camions et aussi dans la foresterie hors route, les mines et l’équipment de construction continue à s’élever et les manufactuiriers de cet équipment répondent à ce besoin. Ceux qui s’y connanissent constatent une croissance de fournisseurs de compagnies étrangères, armées de prix plutôt aggressifs. « Nous ne pouvons pas construire des systèmes à des prix comparables aux prix de nos concurrents étrangers  » dit Hank Stuyt, coordinateur d’opérations chez Hammond Air Conditioning Ltd. Si ces parvenus arrivent à rivaliser les compagnies plus familiéres est une autre question, bien que leur historique dans la climatisation soit à revoir. La course pour acquérir une plus grande part du marché des manufacturiers plus établis en offrant des prix extrêmement réduits s’est terminée à cause de la qualité jugée inférieure du produit et du manque de confiance des distributeurs nordaméricains. Reste à voir si la même histoire se reproduise dans le marché des climatiseurs. Les climatiseurs sont opérés soit par des unités de puissance auxiliaire (APU) soit par des batteries. L’utilisation des APU existe depuis un bon bout de temps, environ dix ans, et ils sont très populaires surtout parmi les conducteurs d’une certaine expérience qui préfèrent un produit fiable. Les conducteurs se fient à la provision de puis-

sance continue pendant une longue période, ce qui représente un grand avantage par rapport aux unités de batteries qui, en général, ne donnent qu’un temps d’opération de 10 heures. Mais on commence à voir des changements d’attitude. « Nous voyons actuellement des flottes qui arrivent chez nous au lieu de se prèsenter chez les fournisseurs des APU traditionels.  » explique Hank Stuyt chez Hammond. Hammond offre le Arctic Breeze Truck AC, une unité à batterie sans émissions, ni ralenti qui marche à six batteries, mais peut marcher à quatre si besoin. Hammond dit que l’Arctic Breeze peut récupérer son prix par son économie de carburant sans avoir besoin de temps d’immobilisation pour le service. Stuyt prétend aussi que « c’est un des systéme qui opère avec un des plus bas ampérage, sinon le plus bas ampérage qui existe. Il y a plusieurs raisons pour changer aux systèmes d’opération de batterie. Le coût des APU peut s’élever à plus de quelques mille dollars au-dessus du coût de leurs équivalents électriques. L’entretien de ceux–ci est fréquent et coûteux et, en plus ces unités peuvent être bruyants. Il y a beaucoup d’histoires qui racontent que les conducteurs dans les arrêts de camions sont obligés de se lever au milieu de la nuit pour demander au conducteur voisin d’arrêter leur APU qui interrompt leur sommeil. En plus les APU consomme du carburant – à peu près un litre par heure, un coût supplémentaire qui peut être éliminer par l’alternatif opéré par une batterie. Suivant la legislation contre le ralenti, la Californie, qui est maintenant le

port-drapeau de contrôles écologiques, va exiger l’installation de filtres de particules de diesel sur les APU. Mais il est peut-être trop tôt pour estimer que les APU ne sont plus utiles. Ils servent l’affaire quant il s’agit de faire de longs voyages dans des régions isolées. Ils sont aussi utiles depuis l’arrivé des nouveaux systèmes de récuperation de déchets qui sont en train d’être développés non seulement par les manufacturiers majeurs mais aussi par les compagnies mineures. Une compagnie canadienne en train de se faire remarquée dans cette technologie est Enermotion, basée à Bolton, Ontario. La compagnie est prête à annoncer la présentation d’un APU assisté uniquement en exploitant la puissance de l’énergie perdue par le pot d’échappement du véhicule. Si ceci se révèle faisable, il produira assez d’énergie pour le chauffage, le refroidissement et la traction du véhicule pendant dix heures sans autre source d’énergie, et ainsi fournira une solution aux critiques au sujet de la consommation de carburant par les APU. Ce développement est assez impressionant pour avoir déjà attiré l’appui de certaines compagnies de transport et certains agences publiques engagés à appuyer des technologies durables. Les climatiseurs de bonne réputation partagent en commun certains caractéristiques. « Un bon système est un système qui dure, qui marche bien et qui minimise la consommation d’énergie  » opine Hank Stuyt. Gary Wilson de Wilson Instruments, un distributeur de Webasto Auxliiary Heaters et de Sleeping Well, une gammede climatiseurs

fabriquée en Italie, appuie cette opinion. « Les climatiseurs devraient être aussi efficaces que possible sans consommer de l’énergie,  » déclare-t-il. Wilson attribue l’efficacité de l‘unité Sleeping Well à sa conception unique. Ce système à composants inclue un évaporateur qui se situe en haut de la cabine. Sa fonction est basée sur l’extraction de la chaleur et de l’humidité qui permet l’air froid de déscendre. Ceci, dit-il est en contraste avec le système des APU qui utilise la pression atmosphérique pour forcer l’extraction de l’air chaud. Quand on le compare avec des systémes concurrents, la gamme à l’évaporateur de Sleeping Well est la clé de son opération efficace et de sa taille modeste. « Ceci nous permet d’utiliser une BTU de taille plus petite parce que notre évaporateur est placé plus haut dans le véhicule où il peut fonctionner avec la plus d’efficacité. Nos systèmes fonctionnent dans la chaleur où on en a le plus grand besoin. Le système Begrstrom NITE est parmi les meilleures réclamations pour les unités de haute efficacité. Fournie par Espar Heating, cette dernière version du No–Idle Thermal Environment, connu sous l’acronym NITE Plus, a une capacité de

refroidissement générée par moins de puissance de batterie qui offre un cycle de fonctionnement et un environnement de refroidissement. Il comprend des échangeurs de chaleur nouveaux et un écoulement d’air. Ceci, donne un refroidissement nouvellement conçu, avec une capacité de 4680 BTU par heure. La compagnie dit que ses clients peuvent réaliser des économies de jusqu’à $12,000 par an sur le coùts de ralenti. Impco Technologies, basé à Kitchener, Ontario offre un refroidisssement à air propre avec son ClearSky, une technologie de refroidissement à batterie. Cette technologie à refroidissement est approuvée par le California Air Resources Board (CARB) et se conforme aux normes EPA. Ce produit convivial permet aux conducteurs de choisir la température désirée en utlisant un thermomètre numérique. Il fournit huit heures de refroidissement et offre des options de puissance en route, et à l’hotel . Jusqu’ici, la législation contre le ralenti a été faite de pièces et de morceaux renforcée par ci et là par des municipalités et des régions sur le continent. Il se peut que l’engagement par l’administration Obama à réduire des émis-

sions de gaz à l’effet de serre par 17 pour cent avant 2020 mène à un renforcement cohérent, une éventualité à espérer selon Hank Stuyt de chez Hammond. «  L’industrie a déjà pris l’initiative et certains détaillants majeurs empêchent le ralenti des camions dans les aires de chargement et les municpalités imposent actuellement des amendes pour de bon.  » L’effort soutenu vers les initatives vertes commence aussi à stimuler des investissements dans le secteur de l’infrastructure de puissance sur la route. Il existe maintenant partout dans le pays, plus de prises de courant, ce qui réduit la nécessité d’unités qui fonctionnent à la puissance générée par le moteur. Ceux qui s’intéressent à l’industrie prétendent que le gaz naturel, que les États Unis possède en grande quantité, est aussi une source alternative d’énergie, mais il faudra de fortes ressources pour le développement de l’infrastructure. En vérité, cellesci et d’autres sources d’énergie, qui ne produisent pas d’émissions de gaz carbonique ni de la consommation de carburant, nous donnent de nouveaux paramètres pour l’expansion des produits.


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The Products & Services Directory is your direct route to professional companies serving your local trucking market across Canada. Include your company in the directory by contacting Barb Woodward by phone at 877.225.2232, fax at 613.476.5959 or email at Visit us online at accounting, tax & bookkeeping

Air Conditioning & Heating: Sales & Service

automated Lubrication systems

clutch products

compliance services

Emergency Road Services

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

TruckersBooks Software

automated Lubrication systems

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

Cut your Bookkeeping & Tax Services costs. Easy-to-use spreadsheet Bookkeeping Management System Software for Truckers. No bookkeeping experience needed. Save up to $600.00 per year in service fees. Toll Free: 888.456.6504 Tel: 905.305.6696 Advocates & Lobbyists

The Truckers’ Voice 2 Cripple Creek Crescent Stittsville, ON K2S 1T3 Tel: 613.831.1332 Air Brake Training for Mechanics

Freinmeister Group Inc.

Manwin Enterprises Inc. 15 Wanless Court Ayr, ON N0B 1E0 Toll Free: 888.823.7611 Tel: 519.624.4003 Fax: 519.624.5501


Niagara Service & Supply Ltd. 150 South Service Road Stoney Creek, ON Toll Free: 800.268.5076 Tel: 905.573.3101 sales@ 28    June 2012

SKF Lubrication Solutions (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

Beka Lube Products Inc.

buildings - all steel pre-engineered

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

A-Z Technical Building Systems Inc.


299 Mill Road, Unit 1510 Toll Free: 877.743.5888 Tel: 416.626.1794

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


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. 30 Baywood Road, Unit 7 Toronto, ON M9V 3Z2 Tel: 416.745.9220 Tel [alt]: 416.742.0003 Fax:416.745.7829

Fax: 416.626.5512

A proud Canadian remanufacturer of quality Heavy Duty & automotive clutches since 1980. Specializing in heavy duty & custom made clutches including our own. 81 Northline Road Toronto, ON M4B 3E9 Toll Free: 800.677.9038 Tel: 416.759.2245 Fax: 416.759.5890

Norsteel Buildings Limited Supplying Steel Buildings across Canada and around the world. 1405 Denison Street Markham, ON L3R 5V2

Fax: 888.477.0029

Lubecore International Inc.

7065 Twiss Road Campbellville, ON L0P 1B0 Tel: 905.864.3110 Fax: 905.878.6935

cargo control products


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

••• S.E.T.I. Imports Inc.

6176 Atlantic Drive,Mississauga,

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

ON L4C 1W2 Toll Free: 800.668.3773 Tel: 905.670.4488 Fax: 905.670.2748

Tel: 905.277.2377 Fax: 905.277.2378

DPF Cleaning

Mississauga, ON L4Z 1X8

J D Factors

Toll Free: 800.263.0664 Tel: 905.501.5000 Fax: 905.501.0395 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


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

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


Mortgage Alliance Maximum Results (Reg: 10224) Contact: Norm Williams An Independently Owned &

Danatec Educational Services Ltd “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

Toll Free: 877.377.2262

315 Matheson Blvd. East


Mover’s Equipment & Supplies

Mississauga, ON L5C 1Z8

ITR Canada Inc.

Cross Border Services


3413 Wolfedale Road, Suite 5

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

driver services, recruitment & employment

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

Emergency Road Services Corporation

factoring, finance & foreign exchange

DPF Cleaning Specialists

Toll Free: 866.822.4022 Tel: 905.477.0057

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



ICC The Compliance Center Inc.


Fil-Mor Automotive & Clutch Products Ltd.

Etobicoke, ON M9C 4V9

6 Farnham Crescent London, ON N6K 1K1 Tel: 519.641.6770 Air Conditioning & Heating: Sales & Service

Clutch Distribution Centre Inc.

Operated Franchise of the MAC

Kee Human Resources 6760 Davand Drive, Unit 9 Mississauga, ON L5T 2L9 Toll Free: 800.661.0377 Tel: 905.670.0835 Fax: 866.329.5331

Network. debt consolidation. mortgages. Will consider selfemployed individuals. 1165 Franklin Blvd., Unit 1, Cambridge, ON N1R 8E1 Toll Free: 877.904.9222

Fasteners, Fittings, Hose & Shop Maintenance

Fuel & Lubricants Direct

insurance brokers

Dalton Timmis Insurance Group F.B. Feeney Hardware

Blue Water West Ltd. “Serving the industrial and trucking Suppliers of Esso Fuel and Mobil aftermarket since 1952.” Lubricants to all sizes of businesses 32 Carnforth Road large or small, stationary or on the Toronto, ON M4A 2K7 go, on land or at sea. Toll Free: 800.363.0639 3100 Underhill Avenue Tel: 416.750.4610 Burnaby, BC V5A 3C6 Fax: 416.750.4164 Tel: 604.420.4331 Fax: 604.420.4137 ••• 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 Filters

Donaldson Company P. O. Box 1299, Minneapolis, MN 55440-1299 USA Toll Free: 800.374.1374 Tel: 952.887.3699 Fax: 952.887.3716 fleet management & litigation support

insurance brokers

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


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

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


insurance brokers

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


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


Best Miles Ahead 9049 Finnerty Sideroad Caledon, ON L7E 0H8 Tel: 905.880.4612

ON-Board truck Scales

Vulcan On-Board Scales RP Oil Limited 1111 Burns Street E. Unit 3 Whitby, ON L1N 6A6 Toll Free: 800.335.6623 Tel: 905.666.2313 Fax: 905.666.2761

#11-1642 Langan Avenue,Port Coquitlam BC V3C 1K5 Toll Free: 800.663.0854 Tel: 604.944.1481 Fax: 604.944.1482 Permits & services


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


Rainbow Insurance Brokers Inc In Business since 1995 40 Division Road North, R.R. 3, Cottam, ON N0R 1B0 Tel: 519.839.6588 Fax: 519.839.6087


Wakefield Canada Inc. 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 lubricants (synthetic)

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 or

The CG & B Group Inc. Package policies for both local and long haul fleets. 120 South Town Centre Blvd. Markham, ON L6G 1C3 Toll Free: 800.267.6670 Tel: 905.479.6670 Fax: 905.479.9164 lubricants

Bryson & Associates Insurance Brokers Ltd.

Hallmark 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

“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



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

730 Permit Services Box 755, 2085 Shanly Road Cardinal, ON K0E 1E0 Toll Free: 800.410.4754 Tel: 613.657.1244 Fax: 613.657.1453


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 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 Medical Testing & Assesments

DWS Fleet Management Services

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 or


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 Rust Control Products

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

Best Services, Best Value, Best Quality

DriverCheck Inc. Worried about substance misuse & abuse in your workplace? Corrosion Control Coatings Ltd 1 Manley Street Exclusive Canadian distributor of Ayr, ON N0B 1E0 Tectyl ® industrial corrosion control Toll Free: 800.463.4310 products. Tel: 519.632.9371 106 Colborne Street, P. O. Box 1088 Fax: 519.632.9534 Walkerton, ON N0G 2V0 Toll Free: 800.934.7771 Fax: 800.563.8078 oil furnace sales & Service v


Krown Corporate De-On Supply Inc. 1595 Lobsinger Line, R. R. #1 Waterloo, ON N2J 4G8 Toll Free: 800.824.4115 Fax: 888.626.7843

35 Magnum Drive Schomberg, ON L0G 1T0 Toll Free: 800.267.5744 Tel: 905.939.8750 Fax: 905.939.8710 June 2012   29

tarps & tarping systems

tire & wheel service & equipmenT

Cramaro Tarpaulin Systems

Duret et Landry Inc.

Cramaro, for all your tarping needs.

Tel: 905.662.2757

2250 Industrial Blvd. Laval, QC H7S 1P9 Toll Free: 800.663.0814 Tel: 514.337.7777 Fax: 450.663.2688

Fax: 905.662.4811

Ontario Office

206 Arvin Avenue Stoney Creek, ON L8E 2L8 Toll Free: 800.565.8277


Load Covering Solutions Ltd.

Corghi, ON Contact: Terry Lefebvre Tel: 416.902.5663


Fax: 905.335.8499

towing services

5499 Harvester Road Burlington, ON L7L 5V4 Toll Free: 800.465.8277 Tel: 905.335.2012

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


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

“Keeping You Covered”

towing services

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



trailer manufacturers

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

Trison Tarps 130 Copernicus Blvd. Brantford, ON N3P 1L9 Toll Free: 866.948.2777 Tel: 519.720.9464 Fax: 519.720.9468 test equipment-brakes, abs, lights

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


Stellar Roadside Assistance Ltd. Lite-Check, LLC 3102 East Trent Avenue Spokane, WA, 92202 Toll Free: 800.343.8579 Tel: 509.535.7512 Fax: 509.535.7680

185 Bartley Drive Toronto, ON M4A 1E6 We offer service to your light & medium duty vehicles in most areas of Ontario, 24/7. Simply dial... Toll Free: 855.424.2300 Tel: 416.424.2300 Fax: 416.424.2303

tire balancing



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


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


Centennial College

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

Fort Garry Industries

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

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

11 Glen Scarlett Road Toronto, ON M6N 1P5 Toll Free: 866.527.8225 Tel: 416.203.9300 Fax: 416.203.9303


K.B.W. Towing

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


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


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


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


Transit Trailer Ltd.

Georgetown, ON L7G 4S4 Toll Free: 800.572.8952 Tel: 905.873.3339 Fax: 905.873.3088 30    June 2012

Abrams Towing

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

Pat Rogers Towing

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


Kee Training Academy 6760 Davand Drive, Unit 9 Mississauga, ON L5T 2L9 Toll Free: 800.661.0377 Tel: 905.670.0835 Fax: 866.329.5331



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


Counteract Balancing Beads 13029 8th Line

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@


International Truckload Services Inc. J P Towing Service & Storage Ltd

Transportation Training

Brian Kurtz Trucking Ltd.

Carmen Transportation Group

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

Transport Companies

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

Yanke Group of Companies 27 Automatic Road, Brampton, ON L6S 5N8 Toll Free: 800.373.6678 Tel: 905.791.1369 ext 3747 Fax: 905.791.1278

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

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 diane@crossroadstrainingacademy. com or

Crossroads Training Academy 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

Transportation Training

Transportation Training

Transportation Training

Truck & Trailer Repairs

truck Exhaust systems

truck parts & supplies

Texis Truck Exhaust



Fort Garry Industries

Crossroads Training Academy

Contact: Brian Adams or Erica Kelly 2020 Bantree Street Ottawa, ON K1B 5A4 Toll Free: 866.529.1113 Tel: 613.742.7499 Fax: 613.742.7899

Crossroads Truck Training Academy

10 Maple Street, Smiths Falls, ON K7A 1Z5 Toll Free: 866.529.1113 Tel: 613.742.7499 Fax: 613.742.7899 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

Friendly Truck Driving School Contact: Thiru Mahalingam 850 Tapscott Road, Unit 9 Scarborough, ON M1Z 1N4 Tel: 416.291.9075 Fax: 416.291.1144

Greater Ottawa Truck Training Contact: Shahram Dowlatshahi 5 Caesar Avenue Ottawa, ON K2G 0A8 Tel: 613.727.4688 Fax: 613.727.5997

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

Kim Richardson Transportation Specialists Inc. Heavy equipment & forklift also available. Contact: Roxanne Wilkieson 172 Argyle Street N., Upper Level Caledonia, ON N3W 2J7 Toll Free: 800.771.8171 Tel: 905.765.3445 Fax: 905.765.1444

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

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

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

Northstar Truck Driving School Contact: Robert Labute 5044 Walker Road, Windsor, ON, N9A 6J3 Tel: 519.737.0444 Fax: 519.737.0445

Ontario Truck Driving School (Chatham) Contact: Admissions Officer 1005 Richmond Street, Chatham, ON N7M 5J5 Toll Free: 800.263.4777 Tel: 519.355.0077 Fax: 866.800.6837

Ontario Truck Driving School (London) Contact: Admissions Officer 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

Ontario Truck Driving School (Niagara-on-the-Lake) Contact: Admissions Officer (Truck and Bus Course Info) Contact: Admissions Officer (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

Ontario Truck Driving School (Oldcastle) Contact: Admissions Officer 2155 Fasan Drive, Oldcastle, ON, N0R 1L0 Toll Free: 866.410.0333 Tel: 519.258.0333 Fax: 519.258.9065

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

Brake specialists, installations, safeties and a whole lot more.


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

Ontario Truck Driving School (Sarnia) Contact: Admissions Officer 141 Mitton Street South Sarnia, ON N7T 3C5 Toll Free: 800.263.4777 Tel: 519.332.8778 Fax: 866.800.6837

Quality Custom 12 Clarke Blvd. Brampton, ON L6W 1X3 Tel: 905.451.8550 Fax: 905.451.7627

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

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

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 truck parts & supplies

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


Acadian Driveaway


P.O. Box 265 Stn. Main 16693 Old Hwy 2 Trenton, ON K8V 5R5 Toll Free: 888.992.9676 Tel: 613.392.9676 sales@compassvehicledelivery. com truck equipment



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


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 Saskatchewan


Valley Driver Training Contact: Jamie Fitchett 99 Cote Blvd. Hanmer, ON P3P 1L9 Tel: 705.969.8848 Fax: 705.969.0584


Discount Truck Parts Ltd.

Compass Vehicle Delivery Inc.

Fort Garry Industries Fort Garry Industries Sales and NSM certified installation of snow plows, sanders, mixers, dump bodies and more.

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

Fort Garry Industries

truck delivery

185 Carrier Drive Toronto, ON M9W 5N5 Toll Free: 800.668.1879 Tel: 416.679.1977 Fax: 416.679.1988


Fort Garry Industries


Grote Industries Co.

Ontario Truck Training Academy (Peterborough) Contact: Dennis Lagrois 365 Lansdowne Street East, Unit 3 Peterborough, ON K9L 2A3 Toll Free: 800.939.1463 Tel: 705.743.1888 Fax: 705.743.1875

truck lighting & accessories


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

“Diesel Performance Specialisits” 1850 Gage Court Mississauga, ON L5S 1S2 Toll Free: 800.267.4740 Tel: 905.795.2838 Fax: 905.678.3030

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

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


Fort Garry Industries 16230-118th Avenue NW Edmonton, AB T5V 1C6 Toll Free: 800.663.9366 Tel: 780.447.4422 Fax: 780.447.3289

grande prairie

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


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

red deer

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


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

thunder bay

Fort Garry Industries 915 Walsh Street West Thunder Bay, ON P7E 4X5 Toll Free: 800.465.5044 Tel: 807.577.5724 Fax: 807.475.9033 June 2012   31

truck parts & supplies

truck sales, leasing, parts & service

Levy Steering Centre Ltd.

“Premium Used Truck Dealer”. 1285 Shawson Drive Mississauga, ON L4W 1C4 Toll Free: 800.794.8627 Tel: 905.564.3411 Fax: 905.564.3419

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


Shield Truck Accessories

Toll Free: 866.617.0201 Tel: 519.765.2828 Fax: 519.765.2821

truck transmissions, differentials & pto’s

truck transmissions, differentials & pto’s

Arrow Truck Sales


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


P. O. Box 281 Aylmer, ON N5H 2R9

truck sales, leasing, parts & service

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

Surgenor Truck Centre

truck Wash Systems

Awash Systems Corp.

261 Binnington Court

C & R Transmission Service Ltd.

Kingston, ON K7M 9H2

We service clutches also.

Toll Free: 877.548.1101

13 Anderson Blvd.

Automatic Wash Systems & Water

Canada-Wide Parts Distributors Ltd

Treatment Recycling Systems customized to your requirements.

Canada’s leading supplier of Powertrain Components.

2211 Brant Street, P.O. Box 20070,

Stouffville, ON L4A 7X4

Toll Free: 888.297.0682

1261A Shawson Drive

Toll Free: 800.265.7405

Tel: 905.642.4556

Mississauga, ON L4W 1C4

Toll Free: 877.564.3116

Tel: 905.564.3116


Tel: 613.548.1100 Fax: 613.548.4990

Truck tire sales & service

Fax: 905.642.2293


Fax: 905.564.3119

Burlington, ON L7P 0A4


Trans Canada Automatic Truck Wash Ontario Regional Office

Canada Powertrain

Over 100 Truck Tire Service Centres Across Canada

3833 Nashua Drive

520 Abilene Drive

Mississauga, ON L4V 1R3

Mississauga, ON L5T 2H7

Toll Free: 800.268.4809

Toll Free: 800.465.0618

Tel: 905.677.3522

Tel: 905.564.5171 Fax: 905.564.5175

Fax: 905.677.4618

Home of the 8 Minute Semi Wash and the Clean Ride Car Wash

Domar Transmission Ltd. When it comes to transmissions… think DOMAR 130 Skyway Avenue,

Yellowhead Highway 16 West South at Range Road 14, P. O. Box 1825 Lloydminster, AB T9V 3C2

Toronto, ON M9W 4Y9

Tel: 780.874.9274

Tel: 416.675.2268

Fax: 780.874.9275

Toll Free Tel: 800.387.4883


Webtech Wireless Inc.

Quadrant Manager Mobile


ancouver, BC We b t e c h Wi r e less Inc., a leading provider of vehicle fleet location-based services (LBS) and telematics technology, recently announced the release of Quadrant Manager Mobile for iPhone and iPad. Designed specifically for busy fleet managers who need access to Quadrant Manager while on the go, Quadrant Manager Mobile provides real-time fleet information in an iOS web browser interface. Accessible through our standard Quadrant login web page, the user experience is optimized and sized to maximize the screen size of both the iPad and iPhone. These applications are the first in what Webtech expects to be a number of mobile handheld applications

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available on a wide range of platforms including Blackberry, Android and Windows Mobile. As part of the Quadrant 9.5 release, and enabled automatically for existing Quadrant customers, Quadrant Manager Mobile supports Webtech Wireless’ platform agnostic vision. “By leveraging emerging technologies, such as HTML5 and platform adaptive display, we’re able to provide a highly interactive user experience. With Quadrant Manager Mobile, fleet managers are never more than a few taps away from all the information they need to manage their fleet remotely. We are launching with iPhone and iPad, but the vision is to expand this offering to other mobile plat-

forms as well,” said Gary Zywiecki, VP Engineering. “Quadrant Manager Mobile represents the next step in our drive to provide our customers with fleet intelligence anywhere(TM). Delivering decision-ready data out of our Quadrant

solution-whether it be to executives, dispatchers or field personnel-extends the reach and effectiveness of Quadrant and enhances our ability to save our customers time and money. Quadrant Manager Mobile improves fleet utilization and further proves the already compelling econom-

ics our clients gain by selecting solutions from Webtech Wireless,” said Scott Edmonds, President and CEO of Webtech Wireless. Webtech Wireless Inc. (TSX:WEW) is a provider of vehicle fleet locationbased services (LBS) and telematics technology. It develops, manufactures and supports end-to-end wireless solutions that improve the pro-

ductivity, profitability, environmental compliance and safety of vehicle fleets. Its comprehensive suite of products and services include: automatic vehicle location (AVL), mapping, vehicle diagnostics, CO2 reporting, navigation, messaging, and mobile resource management. The Company serves customers of all sizes in the transport, government, service, insurance and OEM markets in over forty-one countries, including Fortune 500 companies. Specialized products include: Quadrant(R) commercial fleet solutions, InterFleet(R) solutions for government, and NextBus(R) real-time passenger information services for transit fleets. For more information, please visit


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K Kindersley Transportation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Ontario & Western Trucking News


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T Texis Truck Exhaust. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Ontario Trucking News The Fuel Lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 The Rosedale Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Thompson Emergency Freight Systems. . . . . . . 35 Ontario Trucking News Traction Truck Parts & TruckPro . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Ontario & Western Trucking News Tremcar. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36,47 Trimac Transportation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Trison Tarps Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1, 14

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

Benson Tire. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Ontario Trucking News Trailer Mfgrs, Sales & Service (Tankers) Hutchinson Industries. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Eastern Trucking News Tremcar. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36,47 Transmissions Domar Transmissions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10,16 Truck Parts & Accessories Traction Truck Parts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Ontario & Western Trucking News Truck Repairs TruckPro . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Ontario & Western Trucking News Truck Sales (Used) Arrow Truck Sales. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11,34 Ontario Trucking News Davy Truck Sales. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,17 Ontario Trucking News Video Recording Equipment

W White Oak Transport . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Wilson Instruments. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Ontario Trucking News Windshield Cam. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

Windshield Cam. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Weigh Scales (On Board) Vulcan On-Board Scales. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Western & Eastern Trucking News June 2012   33


Kenworth Truck Company

Cummins ISX12 G Added to Line of Natural Gas Engines


ouisville, Ky., – Kenworth Truck Co. is expanding its extensive line of industryleading green products by offering the Cummins Westport ISX12 G heavy duty natural gas engine for use in regional haul, vocational and refuse markets. This new engine requires a single fuel source and can run on either compressed (CNG) or liquefied (LNG) natural gas. The ISX12 G will be available with the Kenworth T660, Kenworth T800, Ke n w o r t h T 8 0 0 s h o r t hood, and the Kenworth W900S. The ISX12 G will come with a range of ratings to 400 hp and 1,450 ft-lbs. of torque, optional engine brake and manual and automatic transmission capability to meet customer needs. Kenworth is showing a T660 equipped with a CNGpowered ISX12 G engine at its booth (#30305) at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville. “Kenworth continues to work closely with Cummins Westport in the development and testing of this engine to ensure we can offer customers an engine platform that works well with Kenworth chassis,” said Michelle Harry, Kenworth natural gas vehicle marketing manager.” “The ISX12 G will really complete Kenworth’s line of factory-installed natural gas engines, which includes the 15-liter Westport HD and the 8.9-liter Cummins Westport ISL G,” added Andy Douglas, Kenworth national sales manager for specialty markets. The Cummins Westport ISX12 G engine operates on either compressed natural gas or liquefied natural gas, both of which are cost effective, low carbon, and low emissions fuels. The natural gas engine uses a maintenance-free, threeway catalyst and does not require a diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) tank, diesel 34    June 2012

particulate filter (DPF) or selective catalytic reduction (SCR) technology. With more natural gas fueling facilities opening across the United States and Canada, particularly along well-traveled corridors, and with more North American production coming on line in the months and years to come, Douglas expects natural gas to become an even much more readily accessible fuel. Already some operators are realizing significant fuel cost savings based on the current price of natural gas and diesel fuel, allowing them to recoup most or all of the additional cost associated with the natural gas engine platform through fuel savings. “With the right spec’ing choices, many operators have the potential to realize significant reductions

in emissions and fuel costs, particularly if they’re replacing trucks with older diesel engines with Kenworth trucks powered by the ISX12 G,” he said. The engine will allow truck operators to meet current and future environmental regulations more easily. When the ISX12 G is launched next year, Cummins Westport expects it to be certified to meet the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and California Air Resources Board emission standards of 0.20 g/bhp-hr NOx and 0.01 g/bhp-hr PM. The engine is expected to be capable of meeting EURO VI and pending U.S. greenhouse gas and fuel economy regulations, he added. Ke n w o r t h ’s I n t e r n e t home page is at Kenworth. A PACCAR Company.



Volvo Trucks North America

Volvo’s “Mean Green” Hybrid Shatters Hybrid Truck World Speed Records


ean Green, the world’s fastest hybrid truck, just got a little faster. The Volvo hybrid established new world speed records April 27 at Utah’s historic Wendover Airfield, eclipsing its previous marks in the standing kilometer (two-thirds mile) and flying kilometer.* “We are very pleased with Mean Green’s performance, especially at such a high altitude,” said Boije Ovebrink, Mean Green driver and owner. “We knew Wendover would present challenges because it’s more than 4,200 feet (1,280 meters) above sea level. To compensate for the thinner air and help prevent overheating, we reduced the truck’s power by nearly 20 percent. Even with the reduction in total output potential, Mean

Green had ample power to surpass the previous records.” Mean Green achieved the following world record speeds: Flying Kilometer –236.577 km/h (147.002 mph) Standing Kilometer – 153.252 km/h (95.245 mph) The speed record attempts were sanctioned by the United States Auto Club, an extension of the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA), motoring’s international governing body. The new world records are subject to FIA recognition, which will occur in about 30 to 60 days. Mean Green eclipsed its previous records – 218.780 km/h (135.943 mph) in the flying kilometer and 152.253 km/h (94.605 mph) in the standing kilo-

meter – established June 2011 at the Hultsfred Airport in Sweden. Though Mean Green’s modified aerodynamic body design bears little resemblance to a freighthauling tractor, the finely tuned speed machine is comprised almost entirely of production components from Volvo family vehicles, including a North American Volvo VN cab

and frame. Mean Green features a highly tuned Volvo D16 engine and a modified version of Volvo’s automated I-Shift gearbox, which interacts with the hybrid’s electric motor. The combination of an electric motor and Volvo D16 diesel engine delivers 2,100 horsepower and nearly 5,000 lb-ft. torque – of which 200 horsepower and 885 lb-ft. of torque

come from the electric motor. “Mean Green’s incredible performance underscores the strong potential of hybrid drivelines when applied to the right operation,” said Ron Huibers, Volvo Trucks president, North American Sales & Marketing. “Neither hybrid or any other alternative fuel technology, like natural gas, is a one-size-fits-all

solution, but the technology is available for appropriate applications. While diesel remains the most efficient transportation fuel currently available, we know the future of petroleum is limited. The Volvo Group continues to test and evaluate the merits of a number of alternatives.” For further information, contact www.volvotrucks. com.


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Livestock Transport Certification By George Fullerton


ivestock transporters across Canada will soon have the opportunity to receive specific livestock transport training and gain recognized certification. The Canadian Livestock Training (CLT) Certification program expands on training and certification programs that have been offered in Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario and British Columbia for a number of years. While the Certification training will continue to be offered as a classroom learning session, plus a practical hands-on training session, the program is also expected to be offered as an internet product in 2013. This will allow individuals or company staff to study CLT material and receive testing to achieve certification. Transport certification is increasingly requested by livestock producers, feedlot operations, and processors as a part of producer and food industry quality assurance programs. The CLT only provides multi species transport certification in North America. In a media release, Minister of Agriculture, Gerry Ritz, underlined the Federal government’s support for the CLT initiative with a grant of $320,000, explaining that “Canada’s livestock and poultry sectors will benefit from the development of a national standard for the transport of farm animals with the support of the Government of Canada.” The government release added that the investment in training and certification will help improve the transport of Canadian livestock and poultry across the country and overseas, keeping producers competitive and bolstering the economy. The Government is supporting an industry-led initiative to develop national standards for the safe and humane transport of farm animals to help address public concerns for animal 36    June 2012

welfare and ensure that the sector remains competitive in both domestic and international markets. The Canadian Cattleman’s Association has thrown their support behind the CLT initiative with a funding commitment extending through 2013. The Association recognizes that safe transport is an essential part of animal care and sees CLT as both proactive and essential towards ensuring responsible animal transport. The National Farm Animal Care Council, along with provincial livestock organizations, is currently working to develop a national multi-species transport certification program. It will be consistent with current regulations governing the transport of livestock in both Canada and the United States. Training will be aimed primarily at drivers, but also includes dispatchers and other transport personnel involved in managing livestock transportation. L i v e s t o c k Tr a n s p o r t certification began as an industry-driven initiative, involving livestock producers, livestock transporters and meat processors. Collaboratively, they came together to develop focused training that assured the safe and practical transport of livestock. The certification program offers species-specific, customized training in livestock and poultry handling, loading, manifesting, safety and emergency response, and bio-security. The training includes specific skills to identify and deal effectively with livestock and poultry not fit to be transported, and includes emergency accident response procedures. While CLT will be national in scope, it will also recognize specific provincial and regional regulations, in addition to US border protocols and schedules, and US livestock transport regulations. Once the CLT certification program is up and

running, it will also be an information exchange service to advise and support drivers with workplace concerns. The program will also offer an on-line information resource alerting drivers and transport companies to regulatory changes, security issues and professional development opportunities. Participants in CLT training will also receive hog transport training that includes practices and regulations relating to the National (United States) Pork Board Transport Quality Assurance (TQA) certification program. Successful applicants will be accorded TQA certification. The CLT will be delivered by qualified trainers experienced in animal behaviour, the logistics of livestock trucking, transport impact on quality, transport laws, and enforcement in dealing with accidents and rollovers. Geraldine Auston is leading the initiative to take Certified Livestock Transport (CLT) Certification to a national level. The national program grew out of the Alberta-based Certified Livestock Transport that began as an initiative of the Alberta Farm Animal Care Association. Auston explained that livestock producers and meat processors are adopting quality assurance protocols and are seeking assurances from livestock haulers that a high standard of animal care in transport is enforced. “Livestock is certainly one of the more complex commodities that is transported by truck. It is a very challenging job for the drivers, especially considering that they are dealing with live animals, a load that has a unique dynamic” said Auston. She pointed out that livestock drivers are entirely responsible for animal health, welfare and safety from the loading process

through to delivery and unloading. The CLT training program covers clearly defined issues, from animal behaviour and equipment safety, to load density and air circulation and hauling time - all parameters aimed to achieve the best possible conditions for transport. Jim Sherwood, owner of Valley View Farm Ltd., a livestock transportation company headquartered in Norton, New Brunswick, said he is becoming aware of Canadian Livestock Transport certification through contact with cattle producers, feedlot operators and meat processing plants he does business with in Ontario. “More and more we hear about certification for livestock transport in Ontario, but currently, there is not much talk in the Maritimes, partly because we have such a

small livestock industry,” said Sherwood. Sherwood added that he had participated in hog transport training and achieved TQA certification, which allows Valley View to deliver pigs to destinations in the United States. He said that while the Canadian livestock industry is not currently demanding transport certification, it is definitely on the radar. Sherwood says it will be interesting to see how, when, and by whom, Canadian Livestock Transport

(CLT) Certification will be developed in the Maritime Provinces. He expects that as the National program develops, the livestock industry in eastern Canada will come on board. Geraldine Auston is convinced that CLT certification will have a positive and supportive impact on the livestock transportation sector, and in turn will provide the public, producers, and processors assurance that while in transit, animal safety and welfare is getting the highest priority.



Feature: Cambrian College

Open House Highlights Unique Program By Marek Krasuski


uri ng an Apr i l Open House tour of the spacious trades workshop and learning centre at Cambrian College, Program Coordinator and Professor for the School of Skills Training, Robert (Bob) Huzij, led visitors to a workspace where three students were discussing a problem related to their field of study in the Co-op Diploma Apprenticeship Program (CODAP). A few feet away sat a deteriorating 1996 Dodge chassis

with a mounted 7.4 turbo diesel engine in equally poor condition. It’s a challenging work-in-progress for the next round of students who will rebuild all parts and restore the body to its original condition. An ambitious undertaking, to be sure, and one that Huzij says will engage students’ analytical and critical thinking skills. As the tour progressed more examples of learning opportunities presented themselves. Huzij pointed to a tapestry of wires

comprising a circuit board. “This is an electrical test centre replicating all the lighting found on a truck. There’s also a diagnostic function that will create real world problems that students are required to solve,” he explained. Before they take on that challenge, students will first learn to build circuits, adjust and test them, and finally advance to this latter problem solving stage. These opportunities, though effective instructional tools, are hardly one

of a kind. Cambrian, like other Ontario colleges offering the CODAP program, follows the same curriculum. What distinguished this teaching model is the uniqueness of program offering, breadth of learning, and employment choices after graduation. These benefits come in the wake of the College’s decision to more effectively respond to industry needs. “Many big companies have both on-road and off-road equipment. They told us they would prefer to hire graduates who have acquired the basics in both fields rather than hiring apprentices in each specialty,” Bob said. Cambrian, as with other Ontario colleges, traditionally offered, and continues to offer, two distinct programs: the Heavy Equipment Techniques Certificate Program and the Truck and Coach Technician Diploma. These two learning streams, however, were expanded three years ago to include a third choice – a three year diploma in both specialties. Huzij said that Cambrian, to date, is the only Ontario College to offer the dual specialization. The success of this model prompted Huzij to suggest that its popularity will continue to grow. “We have no problem placing all our graduating students. Large companies these days are looking for well educated apprentices with broadbased practical training.” Possessing skills to work on air brakes on trucks as well as hydraulics on off-road equipment is of particular interest to large companies. And so is education! Larger employers favour apprentices with academic training which the college diploma, in contrast to the trade certificate alternative, provides. They see better qualified grads as potential management material down the road. Huzij predicted that in a few years’ time all students will prefer to enrol in the three year dual program. The Heavy Equipment/

Truck and Coach Technician program stands behind previous education milestones the College has reached. “We were the first to start the college diploma apprenticeship program 14 years ago. Today there are four Ontario colleges delivering the same CODAP model,” Huzij said of Cambrian’s successes. Key to the shining reputation of the combined, three year program is the college’s willingness to include industry in the decision making process. Companies in the Sudbury region, the seat of Cambrian’s main campus, provide some funding, but more importantly their officers sit on the program’s Panel Advisory Committee, a pivotal position that enables them to be directly involved in program content and curriculum delivery. Some of the clearest evidence showing the benefits of industry collaboration is in a recent plea for reform of the program’s report writing component. Employer dissatisfaction with the quality of technical report writing skills exhibited by students prompted Cambrian to respond quickly to the complaints. It enlisted the support of its English Department to develop a new reporting model designed in accordance with company recommendations; the desired results were achieved and employers gave their nod of approval. Aside from these features, Bob Huzij pointed out that the three year Heavy Equipment/Truck and Coach Technician program is best quantified by the hours of in-school learning. Con-

ventional trade programs provide, on average, 240 hours of in-school training each year for a total maximum of 720 hours. “In the dual program,” Huzij stressed, “our students spend approximately 600 hours of learning each year for a total of 1,800 hours over the three years. Given the same quality of student, it’s obvious which of the two streams offers the greatest learning potential.” Aside from his bias toward the dual option, the college professor believes conventional trade programs, in general, should have more hours to better equip graduates for the inevitable challenges they will face in the workplace. In most cases news travels fast. But in the efforts of other colleges to adopt a version of Cambrian’s combined post secondary Truck and Coach and Heavy Equipment model, news moves haltingly. According to Bob Huzij this creates a silo effect whereby post secondary institutions become too preoccupied with their daily operational and development challenges. “They are too busy doing their own things.” The tour at the Open House concluded and more visitors, some agog at the heavy machinery and equipment on display, continued to funnel into the facility. As they did so the Professor of Skills Training wrapped up on an ambitious note. “We want to develop excellence in our field and produce industry leaders.” Given early successes and the program’s flexibility in responding to industry need, he just might get his wish.


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








Fort McMurray




Flying J Cardlock 85 East Lake Cres., Airdrie, AB T4B 2B5 Tel: 403.948.4193 Parking for 10.

Flying J Cardlock 2525 – 23rd Street NE, Calgary, AB T2E 7M1 Tel: 403.250.3835


Flying J Cardlock 345 Sakitawaw Trail, Fort McMurray, AB T9H 4E4 Tel: 780.743.3545 Grande Prairie


Flying J Travel Plaza 1260 Cassils Road East, Brooks, AB T1R 1B7 Tel: 403.362.5594 Parking for 20, Showers (2).

9212 – 108th Street, Grande Prairie, AB T8V 4C9 Tel: 780.532.2378 Grassland

5602 – 54th Avenue Bonnyville, AB Tel: 780.826.3043 Fax: 780.826.6353 Email: Convenience store, cardlock & showers.

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

Drayton Valley



Flying J Dealer

Flying J Cardlock

Hwy 9 & Hwy 36 South, Hanna, AB T0J 1P0 Tel: 403.854.5000 3 Diesel Lanes, Parking for 100, Showers (2).

High Level

Flying J Dealer 16806 – 118th Avenue, Edmonton, AB T5V 1M8 Tel: 780.455.1111 Fax: 780.482.4448 6 Diesel Lanes, Parking for 100, Showers (8).


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5109 – 63rd Avenue, Lloydminster, AB T9V 2E7 Tel: 780.875.2990 Parking for 12, Showers (2). 5904 – 44th Street Lloydminster, AB T9V 1V6 Tel: 888.875.2495 Fax: 780.875.2095 Convenience store, showers & laundry facilities.

10529 – 96th Street, High Level, AB T0H 1Z0 Tel: 780.926.2066 Parking for 25.

2520 – 2nd Avenue, Edson, AB T7E 1N9 Tel: 780.723.4744

Flying J Cardlock 294 Kelly Road, Hinton, AB T7V 1H2 Tel: 801.725.1370


British Columbia

Flying J Cardlock


Flying J Cardlock 115 Lockwood Street, Redcliff, AB T1A 7T9 Tel: 403.526.2669

Flying J Cardlock 929 Coutts Way & Sumas Way, Abbotsford, BC V2S 4N2 Tel: 604.850.1594 Showers (1).

Annacis Island

Flying J Travel Plaza Hwy #49 & 2, Box 73, Rycroft, AB T0H 3A0 Tel: 780.765.3740 Fax: 780.765.3748 Parking for 8, Pizza.

Sherwood Park

Husky Travel Centre

Flying J Travel Plaza 1291 Cliveden Avenue, Annacis Island, Delta, BC V5M 6G4 Tel: 604.521.4445 Parking for 4, Showers (1), TripPak.


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

Petro Canada Card Lock Flying J Cardlock

Hwy # 43 & West Mtn. Road, Whitecourt, AB T7N 1S9 Tel: 780.778.3073

Husky Travel Centre

Flying J Travel Plaza


6607 – 67th Street, Red Deer, AB T4P 1A4 Tel: 403.346.2842 Fax: 403.346.2852 5 Diesel Lanes, Parking for 26, Showers (4), Pizza.


Medicine Hat

Flying J Travel Plaza 4216 – 72nd Avenue SE, Calgary, AB T2C 2C1 Tel: 403.236.2404 5 Diesel Lanes, Parking for 15, Showers (2), TripPak.

Flying J Cardlock

5721 – 44th Street Lloydminster, AB T9V 0B3 Tel: 780.872.7089

Flying J Travel Plaza 11511 – 40th Street SE, Calgary, AB T2H 1L4 Tel: 403.720.0904 Fax: 403.720.4937 8 Diesel Lanes, Parking for 128, Showers (9), CAT Scales, TripPak.


Flying J Travel Plaza

Hancock Petroleum


15609 – 121A. Avenue, Edmonton, AB T5V 1B1 Tel: 708.413.9116

Red Deer

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

Flying J Dealer 1st Avenue, 1st Street, Grassland, AB T0A 1V0 Tel: 780.525.2295 Fax: 780.525.2297 10 Diesel Lanes, Parking for 75, Showers (2).

5505 Jubilee Avenue, Drayton Valley, AB T7A 1S3 Tel: 801.725.1370

2525 – 32nd Avenue NE Calgary, AB T1Y 6B7 Tel: 403.291.1233

1005 – 43rd Street, Lethbridge, AB T1K 7B8 Tel: 403.328.4735

302 – 20th Avenue, Nisku, AB T9E 7T8 Tel: 780.955.3535 5 Diesel Lanes, Parking for 8, Showers (2), Pizza, TripPak.


Flying J Cardlock

Calgary Husky Travel Centre

Strathmore Husky Travel Centre Flying J Travel Plaza

Flying J Cardlock

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


Flying J Cardlock


Cougar Fuels Ltd.

Flying J Dealer 2810 – 21st Avenue, Nanton, AB T0L 1R0 Tel: 403.646.3181 Fax: 403.646.6233 3 Diesel Lanes, Parking for 40, Showers (3), Humpty’s Restaurant.


Flying J Dealer 4949 Barlow Trail SE, Calgary, AB T2B 3B5 Tel: 403.569.6250 Fax: 403.235.5095 7 Diesel Lanes, Parking for 80, Showers (9).

Nisku Truck Stop Suite 201 – 8020 Sparrow Drive Leduc, AB T9E 7G3 Tel: 780.986.7867 Fax: 780.986.7898 Web: Open 24 hours, 7 days, restaurant, cardlock, ATM, convenience store, showers, scale.

RoadKing Travel Centre Strathcona Inc.

AgCom Petroleum Fuel Sales 1802 – 10 Avenue, SW Medicine Hat, AB Tel: 403.527.6411 Fax: 403.529.1660 Showers.

Flying J Travel Plaza 50 Pembina Rd., Sherwood Park, AB T8H 2G9 Tel: 780.416.2035 Fax: 780.416.2084 8 Diesel Lanes, Parking for 142, Showers (9), Denny’s/Pepperoni’s, CAT Scales, TripPak.

Flying J Travel Plaza 7970 Lickman Rd., Chilliwack, BC V2R 1A9 Tel: 604.795.7265 Parking for 21, Showers (2).

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New Brunswick






Perth – Andover

Chilliwack Husky Travel Centre

Southcoast Petroleum Ltd. 10178 Nordel Court Delta, BC Tel: 604.581.3835 Fax: 604.581.3850 Canopy, fax, photocopier, nearby gov’t scale, restaurant & ATM.

Flying J Cardlock

Brandon Husky Travel Centre

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

Chilliwack Petro – Pass 45461 Yale Road West Chilliwack, BC Tel: 604.795.9421 Fax: 604.792.8931 Commercial cardlock open 24hrs, 7 days, convenience store open Mon - Fri, 8am – 5pm (washrooms).

Petro Canada

Fort St. John

New Westminster

Flying J Cardlock 9407 – 109th Street, Fort St. John, BC V1J 6K6 Tel: 250.785.3052


Cool Creek Agencies 7985 Lickman Road Chilliwack, BC V2R 3Z9 Tel: 604.795.5335 Fax: 604.794.5080 Full-service islands, drivers’ lounge & game room, convenience store, showers, laundry facilities, parking & CAT scale


2190 Douglas Street North, Merritt, BC V0K 2B0 Tel: 250.280.1555 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.

Flying J Cardlock 24 Braid St., New Westminster, BC V3L 3P3 Tel: 604.522.6511

Jepson Petroleum Ltd. Box 1408 Golden, BC V0A 1H0 Tel: 250.344.6161 Fax: 250.344.2232 Email: Open 8am – 5pm Mon – Fri, lubes & propane, 24hr cardlock, regular, diesel & diesel mark.

9206 – 97th Street R.R. #2, Osoyoos, BC V0H 1V2 Tel: 250.495.6443

Prince George

Flying J Cardlock 2209 Theatre Road, Cranbrook, BC V1C 4H4 Tel: 250.426.3763

27052 Baker Road Hope, BC V0X 1L3 Tel: 604.869.9443

4869 Continental Way, Prince George, BC V2N 5S5 Tel: 250.563.1677 Showers (3).


1411 Northwest Blvd., Creston, BC V0B 1G6 Tel: 250.428.7131

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



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


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


Petro Canada – Petro Pass

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

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

Husky Travel Centre Flood Hope Husky Travel Centre

1725 Alaska Avenue, Dawson Creek, BC V1G 1P5 Tel: 250.782.3111 Showers (2).

4100 Portage Avenue, Headingley, MB R4H 1C5 Tel: 204.832.8952 Fax: 204.832.9104 8 Diesel Lanes, Parking for 150, Showers (9), Denny’s/Pizza, CAT Scales.

Portage La Prairie

Dawson Creek

Flying J Cardlock

Flying J Travel Plaza

Flying J Travel Plaza Dogwood Valley

Husky Travel Centre

Flying J Cardlock

Petro Canada – Petro Pass

Morris Husky Husky Travel Centre

Flying J Cardlock 131 Warman Road & Hwy. #59, Winnipeg, MB R2J 3R3 Tel: 204.231.5485





1990 – 18th Street North Brandon, MB R7C 1B3 Tel: 204.728.7387

Flying J Travel Plaza Highway 1 East, Portage La Prairie, MB R1N 3B2 Tel: 204.857.9997 Parking for 40.


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


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

Grand Falls

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


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


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


Lincoln Big Stop Circle K 415 Nevers Rd. Waasis, NB E3B 9E1 Tel: 506.446.4444 Driver Fax: 506.446.4455 Open 24 – 7, Irving FP Solution I – 24, drivers’ lounge, restaurant, convenience store, showers, laundry facilities, free overnight parking.


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


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

Truro Heights

Truro Heights Circle K Flying J Dealer Husky Travel Centre 10128 Nordel Court Delta, BC V4G 1J7 Tel: 604.582.1433

175 Kokanee Way, Kamloops, BC V2C 6Z2 Tel: 250.573.3027 Fax: 250.573.7820 8 Diesel Lanes, Parking for 125, Showers (5).

Petro Canada Flying J Cardlock 8655 Boundary Road, Vancouver, BC V5S 4H3 Tel: 604.454.9578

Flying J Travel Plaza 1747 Brookside Blvd., Winnipeg, MB R2C 2E8 Tel: 204.633.0663 Showers (2), TripPak.

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.

86 Connector Rd., Hwy 102 Exit 13, Truro Heights, NS B2N 5B6 Tel: 902.897.0333 Fax: 902.897.0499 Open 24 – 7, self service islands, drivers’ lounge, restaurant, convenience store, showers & parking. June 2012   39

Ontario, Eastern

Ontario, Eastern



Ontario, Eastern

Ontario, Northern

Ontario, Northern

Ontario, Western


North Bay



Esso Truck Stop

Fifth Wheel Truck Stop

Angelo’s Truck Stop Antrim Truck Stop 580 White Lake Road, Arnprior, ON K7S 3G9 Quick Stop 215 Hwy #49 Tel: 613.623.3003 Deseronto, ON K0K 1X0 Fax: 613.623.1003 Tel: 613.396.3043 Toll Free: 866.334.4775 Fax: 613.396.1449 Open 6am – 10pm, 7 days, Open 24 – 7, full-service islands, full-service islands, Subway, restaurant, convenience store, convenience store, parking & coffee showers, overnight parking, drivers’ drive-thru. lounge, CAT scale, garage service Dunvegan facilities, tire service, Western Star truck dealer.


Esso – Dunvegan

Ultramar 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 & drivers’ lounge

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.

730 Truck Stop

Vankleek Hill

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


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


Hwy 400 & 88 Bradford, ON Tel: 905.775.5794

Hwy 144 @ 560A

Watershed Car & Truck Stop

Kapuskasing Hwy 401 Exit 611 Kingston, ON Tel: 613.384.8888 Fax: 613.634.3162 Open 24 – 7

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

Flying J Associate

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Flying J Cardlock Hwy #17, Schreiber, ON P0T 2S0 Tel: 807.824.2383




20382 Old Highway #2, Lancaster, ON K0C 1N0 Tel: 613.347.2221 Fax: 613.347.1970 11 Diesel Lanes, Parking for 71, Showers (7), Denny’s, CAT Scales, Bulk Diesel.

Nairn Centre

Jeremy’s Truck Stop &

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

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



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


Flying J Travel Plaza 1765 Albion Rd. & Hwy #27, Etobicoke, ON M9W 5S7 Tel: 416.674.8665

Fort Erie

Flying J Cardlock

Flying J Travel Plaza 410 Government Road East, Kapuskasing, ON P5N 2X7 Tel: 705.337.1333 Fax: 705.337.1208 5 Diesel Lanes, Parking for 40, Showers (4).

Flying J Travel Plaza

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, drivers’ lounge, showers & shorttime parking

Ontario, Western


17 Duhamel Road, Sudbury, ON P3E 4N1 Tel: 705.692.5447



3250 Brookdale Avenue, Cornwall, ON K6H 5T3 Tel: 613.933.5668 Fax: 613.933.8053

Flying J Cardlock 987 Great Northern Road, Sault Ste. Marie, ON P6A 5K7 Tel: 705.759.8280

Hwy 144 & 560A Tel: 705.655.4911 or 705.523.4917 Fax: 705.523.4160

Esso – Kingston

1901 McConnell Avenue, Hwy 401 Exit 792 Cornwall, ON K6H 5R6 Tel: 613.933.8363 Fax: 613.932.3952 Open 24 hrs, diesel fuel, fullservice fuel islands, convenience store fuel bar, take-out food, CAT scale, Blue Beacon truck wash, propane, Sunoco Cardlock, restaurant, 200+ truck parking, private showers, laundry facilities, drivers’ lounge & arcade room, Bell Canada internet kiosk, barber shop, ATM, drug testing centre, chapel, motel (smoking & non-smoking), tire shop, lube shop, mechanic shop, Irving cardlock.

Sault Ste. Marie

2154 Riverside Drive 3305 Dorchester Road, (Exit 199, Hwy 401, East of London) Timmins, ON Dorchester, ON N0L 1G0 Tel: 705.268.3400 Tel: 519.268.7319 Fax: 705.267.7231 Fax: 519.268.2967 Open 24 hrs, diesel fuel, Open 24 – 7, restaurant, convenience store, CAT scale, convenience store, ATM & showers. blue beacon truck wash, drug testing centre, gasoline (self serve), Waubaushene ATM, take – out food, open roads Waubaushene Truck Stop chapel, Sunoco & Irving Cardlock, 21 Quarry Road, Box 419, full-service fuel islands, restaurant, private showers, laundry facilities, Waubaushene, ON L0K 2L0 drivers’ lounge, 150+ parking Tel: 705.538.2900 capacity, motel (smoking & Fax: 705.538.0452 non-smoking), arcade room, Email: convenience store.

Beamsville Relay Station Bradford Husky Travel Centre


Fifth Wheel Truck Stop

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



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

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.

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


Pilot Travel Center 19325 Essex County Road 42, Tilbury, ON N0P 2L0 Tel: 519.682.1140 Fax: 519.682.9221 6 Diesel Lanes, Parking for 150, Showers (6), Subway, CAT Scales, Bulk Diesel.

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


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 & drivers’ lounge


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, drivers’ lounge & arcade room, 100+ truck parking capacity, motel (smoking & non-smoking), Bell Canada internet kiosk, Irving cardlock.

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, drivers’ lounge & arcade room,100+ parking capacity, chapel, motel (smoking & non-smoking).

Ontario, Western

Ontario, Western

Ontario, Western






Port Hope


Vaudreuil – Dorion


Marshall Truck & Trailer Repair & Truck Stop

Fifth Wheel Truck Stop

Flying J Travel Plaza

Regina Husky Travel Centre

336 Kenora Avenue 40 Chisolm Dr. (Hwy 401 Exit 320) Hamilton, ON L8E 2W2 Milton, ON L9T 3G9 Tel: 905.561.4712 Tel: 905.878.8441 Fax: 905.561.7757 Fax: 905.878.9376 Email: Open 24 hrs, diesel fuel, Web: convenience store, CAT scale, Blue Open 24 – 7 for cardlock, open Beacon truck wash, ATM, lube 7am – 12am Mon – Fri, 7am – 5pm shop, Sunoco & Irving Cardlock, Sat, closed Sunday, full-service islands, drivers’ lounge, restaurant, full-service fuel islands, restaurant, showers, laundry facilities, drivers’ showers & parking lounge & arcade room, 100+ Kitchener parking, chapel, motel (smoking & non-smoking), & lottery tickets.


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


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

Stoney Creek

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


Flying J Travel Plaza 1181 Ave. Gilles Villeneuve, Berthierville, QC J0K 1A0 Tel: 450.836.6581 2 Diesel Lanes, Parking for 10.


Irving 24 5918, Rue Notre Dame Est


Hwy 401 Exit 14, Tecumseh, ON Tel: 519.737.6401


Flying J Travel Plaza 3850 Idylwyld Dr. N., Saskatoon, SK S7P 0A1 Tel: 306.955.6840 Fax: 306.955.6846 6 Diesel Lanes, Parking for 85, Showers (4), Denny’s/Pepperoni’s.

Fax: 514.259.0910 Open 24 – 7, restaurant, convenience store & laundry facilities.


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

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

Flying J Travel Plaza 1 Rang St. Andre, Napierville, QC J0J 1L0 Tel: 450.245.3539 5 Diesel Lanes, Parking for 10.

Flying J Travel Plaza

Flying M Truck Stop


Tel: 514.257.8626

Saint – Liboire 3700 Highbury Ave. South, London, ON N6N 1P3 Tel: 519.681.6859 Fax: 519.686.8629 12 Diesel Lanes, Parking for 200, Showers (17), Denny’s/Pizza, CAT Scales, TripPak, Bulk Diesel.


Moose Jaw

Windsor Husky Travel Centre

1755 Prince of Wales Drive Regina, SK S4Z 1A5 Tel: 306.789.3477

Montreal, QC H1N 2C5

Flying J Travel Plaza 1400 Britannia Road East, Mississauga, ON L4W 1C8 Tel: 905.564.6216 Parking for 80, Showers (3).

2900 Felix – Leclerc, Vaudreuil – Dorion, QC J7V 9J5 Tel: 450.424.1610 Fax: 450.424.0368 8 Diesel Lanes, Parking for 109, Pepperoni’s, Bulk Diesel.

Flying J Travel Plaza 370 North Service Rd. Hwy #1, Moose Jaw, SK S6H 4N9 Tel: 306.693.5858 Parking for 10.

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

Swift Current


Flying J Travel Plaza


628 County Road #41, RR 6, Napanee, ON K7R 3L1 Tel: 613.354.7044 Fax: 613.354.3796 12 Diesel Lanes, Parking for 165, Showers (15), Denny’s/Pizza, CAT Scales, TripPak, Bulk Diesel.

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, drivers’ lounge & overnight parking.



Husky Travel Centre

Flying J Associate 1145 Rang Saint Edouard, Saint-Liboire, QC J0H 1R0

Ste. Helene

Flying J Cardlock 1511 Ross Ave. East, Regina, SK S4R 1J2 Tel: 306.721.0070 Parking for 12, Showers (3).

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



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

569 rue Principale,

Flying J Travel Plaza 1196 Chemin des Olivieres, Bernieres, QC G7A 2M6 Tel: 418.831.3772

Ste. Helene, QC J0H 1M0 Tel: 450.791.2232 Fax: 450.791.2495 6 Diesel Lanes, Parking for 10.

Husky Bulk Sales 210 North McDonald Street Regina, SK S4N 5W3 Tel: 306.721.6880

Flying J Cardlock 1910 York Road West, Box 794, Yorkton, SK S3N 2W8 Tel: 801.726.8288 Showers (2).

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Phillips Industries

New V-CHECK™1 Battery Status Indicator


anta Fe Springs, CA - Phillips Industries has introduced a new 24 volt V-CHECK™1 Battery Status Indictor. The company also offers a 12-volt version. With one quick look, the V-CHECK™1 will ensure vehicle operators that their batteries have

all the power they need. The V-CHECK™1 continuously monitors the state of power for any battery, particularly lift gate batteries, and flashes RED if they are too low. Batteries can then be charged before they are needed, eliminating a situation where battery power is required but not

available. Phillips VCHECK™1 is a simple device that alerts operators d u r i n g pre-trip inspections that battery power may be lower

than required to complete the day’s tasks. With V-CHECK™1 there will be no more missed deliveries because a lift gate is nonoperational due to loss of power. If bat-

tery voltage is more than 12.4 volts or 75% power, the LED light flashes green but if the voltage falls below 12.39 volts, the light will blink red, indicating that batteries should be charged before the trailer leaves on the next trip. Phillips’s new 24 volt VCHECK™1 Battery Status

Indicator, part number 60-9024 and the 12 volt version, part number 60-9000, are available through Phillips authorized distributors. Please visit us at www. to learn how Phillips products can make a difference in your operation.


Life-Time Fenders

Life-Time Fenders Expands Mud Flap Hanger Product Line


anfield, OH L i f e - Ti m e F e n ders (, whollyowned subsidiary of Betts Spring Company, has expanded their spray suppression bundle with popular mud flap hanger part numbers. Heavy duty distributors now have access to a comprehensive offering of fenders and mud flap hangers, affording greater inventory turns and improved service

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to their fleet customers. Life-Time’s mud flap hanger offering includes all popular bar type and spring loaded hangers, integrated and standalone conspicuity solutions and related mounting brackets and hardware. Newly added to the bundle are three (3) popular coiled bar type hangers and two (2) spring loaded hangers, including powder coated black tapered and full size angled designs. The Life-

Time mud flap hanger offering totals eighteen (18) discrete part numbers, affording a competitively priced, comprehensive value to distributors with a limited or extensive commitment to spray suppression. For over one hundred forty (140) years and during six generations of continuous family ownership, Betts Spring Company has practiced daily the mission of its founder and decor-

ated spring maker William Michael Betts I – “Building Well, Serving Better”. From its proud beginning as the first spring manufacturer in the Western United States, Betts has evolved into a diversified manufacturing and distribution company providing innovative, patented solutions, products and services made in the USA. For more information, please visit www.



Transport for Christ

Father’s Day: Re-Examining a Familiar Story

By Chaplain Len Reimer


ne of the most beloved stories that Jesus told has been called the Prodigal Son. Many have identified with the young man’s need for mercy after his excursion into arrogance and stupidity. By focusing on the prodigal son, we may miss the central lesson of the parable. The central character in this story may not be the son, but the father. He is like no father you have ever known, and with Father’s Day approaching it might be an appropriate time to

re-examine this familiar story in a different way. There are two sons in this story, not one. And neither one of them had a loving relationship with their father. The younger son saw him only as a conduit for his own pleasures; the elder as a taskmaster that made him serve in the fields. While they were both in the house, neither was at home in his love. The actions of the father throughout are shocking. His arrogant son dishonored him by asking for his inheritance while his father was still alive. Rather than force his son to stay and deepen his hostility, the father gave him his share and let him go. The son squandered his inheritance on his own pleasures and ended up destitute and alone. Here is the important issue: all the while the Father waited. Parents who have watched their

sons or daughters make bad choices know that waiting is far more difficult than prodding or nagging. But what the father did was marvelous - to allow the son to come to his senses. We soon discovered from the reading how expectant that was. Years later when the son returned, the father spotted him while he was still a long way off. He had never stopped scanning the horizon against hope that one day his boy would come home. Now the waiting was over. The father ran to embrace him, showing him that nothing his son had done in the past years had changed the father’s love. Soon the older brother found out that his younger brother had come home and had been embraced by his dad’s open arms. He exploded in anger, refusing to come to the house and join the lavish party. When

the father approached him, he complained that he had never pursued his own aims, but had slaved tirelessly on his dad’s farm. Though a son, he lived as a slave. On the day of his father’s greatest joy, he sought to destroy it with his own anger. Now we know he didn’t have any better relationship with his father than his brother had had. Though the father

deeply loved both of his children, neither of them embraced that love. Jesus’ point is clear. There are two ways to run from God. We see that especially in the case of the younger son who rebelled and ran away to satisfy his own selfish desires. All that the father wanted both of them to know was how deeply they were loved. It wasn’t their obedience he wanted most, but their

affection. Parents of adult children understand that. God feels the same way about you. He’s not interested in your service or sacrifice. He only wants you to know how much you are loved, hoping that you will choose to love him in return. Understand that, and everything else about your life will fall into place; miss that, and nothing else will make any difference.


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The Complacency Coach

Knowing Your Exhaustion Level

By Bruce Outridge


t was his third trip this week and he was starting to feel the tiredness setting in. He was used to a couple of trips a week, but this was only Wednesday and he was on the third short trip. Having steady work was great and the paycheck would certainly benefit from the healthy miles, but his body was feeling the pace. So what was new about this week that hadn’t happened in the past? Ted had been running hard and was used to the physical nature of the product he hauled.

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Tarping, chains, and other job requirements were a way of life for Ted. What he was having trouble with was the emotional side. Personal issues like family and finances were causing Ted some troubled nights and his sleep wasn’t as solid as it should have been. It is one thing to lie down for six hours, but how many of those are solid sleep hours. As a result Ted was not getting quality sleep and was feeling exhausted. While driving to the border from his last switch he was starting to fall asleep. He had turned the trip and just had to get to other side of the border before shutting down for the night. He had caught himself drowsing off a couple times on his own, but on this particular night he had been caught by someone else, the Police. After the Police officer

reviewed his logbook with a fine tooth comb he was released and told to get more rest if he was feeling sleepy. On this trip he managed to get across the border and shut down. This happens to many drivers, a cause attributable to our internal clock and sleep management practices. As professional drivers the physical part of the job usually is something we are comfortable with and can do without too much thought. We do it every day and, for the most part, do it well. We have reached a comfortable level in our positions

and we can work for long hours because we are in a familiar zone and can apply a certain amount of pressure to completing required tasks. Where we get caught is in our brains where another level of stress adds to the normal pressure threshold. Think about the last time you were driving down the road with a load and started to think about family back home, or the work you didn’t get done on the weekend, or the

bills that need to be paid, or other priorities in your life. Your work tasks are diverted to the autopilot function and you begin to focus on the additional pressures. You have now added more anxiety and increased your level of exhaustion. Most of us don’t acknowledge that this has happened until we begin to feel tired and don’t understand why. So when thinking about your level of exposure to fatigue, think about your

job as one level and each additional level as an added burden to address. If possible, deal with issues so you’re not dragging them around with you on the road. Your livelihood depends on it. Bruce Outridge is a business and leadership consultant for the transportation industry with over 30 years of experience from driver to management. For more information, visit his website at www.



Maritime Report:

Best Fleets Seminar Takes to the Road By George Fullerton


ark Murrell brought the “Best Fleets to Drive For 2012” seminar to Moncton New Brunswick on May 9, making it the fourth stop of an eleven city Canadian tour. The half-day seminars provide the opportunity for regional trucking companies to learn firsthand about the “Best Fleets to Drive For”. The international program surveys and rates nominated trucking companies by scoring their operations and compiling the top twenty Best Fleets. The program also selects the best overall owneroperator fleet and the best company driver (or combination company driver/ owner-operator) fleet. Murrell said that companies participating in the Best Fleets to Drive For event unanimously agree that they gain an enormous value from the process since it requires the corporation to fully describe their employee programs and then, through driver surveys, receive feedback on those programs. Participating in the program also enables leaders in the industry to explore what is available in the way of employee programs. 2012 marks the fourth year of the “Best Fleets” program which has been enjoying sustained growth; it celebrated a 20% increase in nominations and a 35% increase in the number of participating fleets. Best Fleets to Drive For is jointly managed by Carrier”s Edge and Truck Load Carriers Inc. Mark Murrell is President of Carrier”s Edge, a Markham, Ontario based online training business that provides web based training programs for the truck transport industry. Mark explained to the seminar audience that “Best Fleets to Drive For” came about through the realization that trucking companies, as a rule, did

not make it on “Best Companies to Work For” lists, even though many trucking companies have well established and productive employee development and retention programs, and subsequently, are indeed great places to work. Carrier”s Edge took on the initiative to develop “Best Fleets” program and celebrate ingenuity and achievement through industry wide recognition. Carrier”s Edge partnered with Truckload Carriers Association and launched the program in 2008. Truckload Carriers Association is an industry trade association representing members in Canada, United States and Mexico, focusing on education and human resource development issues and promoting the positive image of the trucking industry. “Best Fleets to Drive For has really been gaining attention in the past couple of years” said Murrell, noting, “for example, earlier this year when I walked into the Dallas Truck Show, the very first thing I encountered, just before the registration desk, was a booth celebrating Paramount Freight Systems and their status as the winner of the owner operator “Best Fleet to Drive For”. Murrell went on to say that companies that rank in the top twenty are using that recognition in their promotion and recruitment efforts. Achieving finalist ranking is a positive measure of the company”s commitment to driver development and retention. While placing in the top twenty best fleets is considered a major achievement, Murrell pointed out that with some 50,000 companies across North America eligible to participate, simply being nominated and completing the survey process is a noteworthy accomplishment. The “Best fleets to Drive For” program is open

to any for-hire trucking company with more than ten trucks. Nominations are made, specifically, by drivers. Nominated companies complete a telephone interview that compiles information on employee programs and basic operations information covering a number of categories. The third step in the process is driver interviews that evaluate the level of satisfaction drivers have with their employer. The driver surveys provide direct evaluation and feedback on employee programs and the corporate culture. Each participating company receives a summary report that includes results of the corporate interview and driver surveys and comments. Companies have noted that participating in the program yields enormous value since it is an opportunity to see their personnel programs objectively evaluated by their employees in an anonymous theatre. On March 6, 2012, Truckload Carriers and Carrier”s Edge announced the Best Fleets winners; Motor Carrier Services came first in the company driver category and Paramount Freight Systems won as the owner operator Best Fleet. Motor Carrier Services is headquartered in Northwood Ohio and operates a 90 unit fleet, consisting of company trucks and hired owner operators. One of the innovative management features at MCS centres around regular driver performance evaluation. Rather than simply implementing a management designed evaluation criteria, drivers are regularly asked what parameters of performance they think they should be measured, and what criteria are less valuable. As a result, drivers proposed that truck cleanliness and driver attitude should be part

of evaluation. Including these items in the assessment process resulted in a dramatic change in company operations, noted particularly by a clearer level of understanding between management and drivers. MCS drivers are actively engaged in a Driver Liaison Committee that reviews company policies and makes recommendations for change. It also takes a different approach to twice-yearly safety meetings, incorporating a driver rodeo aspect where drivers and management personnel are divided into groups and rotate through a number of different stations whereby the group observes and offers constructive comment as a driver carries out a specific driving or safety related activity. Both company management and drivers agree that this type of peer to peer interaction creates a highly effective learning environment. MCS has a comprehensive wellness program that highlights walking and activity. The wellness program engages all employees and the winning team shares a $2000 reward. It also sponsors a fuel bonus program that rewards any of their drivers achieving less than seven miles per gallon with a $100 prize. The top five drivers are awarded additional $200 bonuses for fuel conservation ef-

forts. MCS also supports driver development through classroom and on line training, as well as college tuition reimbursement. Continuing education increasingly is becoming a measure of a positive work environment in the trucking industry, with 80% of the top twenty Best Fleet finalists delivering some kind of educational opportunity for drivers. Education support ranges from reimbursements for attending job related courses, through to grants or scholarships for continuing education. Increasingly, trucking companies are creating formal professional development policies as a means to promote career development. Paramount Freight Systems, a 138 unit fleet from Ft. Meyers, Florida was chosen as owner-operator Best Fleet to Drive For, for the second consecutive year. Paramount supports a driver committee that contributes input on company policies and practices, thus creating an engaged workplace. Paramount also emphasizes their “buddy program” that pairs new owner-operators with experienced operators. Paramount”s safety program recognizes driver of the week, month and year. They also maintain a comprehensive health program that includes weight loss incentives, as well as

supporting healthy living education initiatives. Paramount was early to embrace social media tools (twitter and facebook) which help to create a “virtual water cooler” where all employees interact and share information. In addition to engaging their own drivers through social media, Paramount has also hired twenty-five owner-operators directly by social media posts. While US companies took the winning spots, one third of the top twenty finalists were Canadian carriers. These included Yanke Group of Companies, Bison Transport, Caladon Canada, DJ Knoll, Erb Group of Companies, Kirska Holdings, Trimac Transportation. Erb Group also garnered specific recognition through the “Best Fleet” survey, noting that 32% of their drivers have been with them for more than ten years. Yanke Group was also recognized for their safety incentive program and came first in the “Be the One” category. The Best Fleets program also highlights five noteworthy fleets, anticipating that their management incentives will move them into the top twenty finalists in the near future. Canadian fleets to watch include Liberty Linehaul, Ayr Ontario, and TimeLine Logistic International, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.


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From the

Driver’s Seat By: Carl McBride carl@

Exhaust Systems

46    June 2012


s we all know, exhaust systems have changed on all new model trucks. With the introduction of the new DEF liquid exhaust cleaner, drivers require more training. The new systems are in place to improve overall fuel consumption and reduce the pollution that trucks are releasing into the air we breathe. We went to the 10 Acre fuel stop in Belleville, Ontario and asked the question: “From a driver’s point of view, what is your opinion on how the new exhaust systems are working?”


Rob Hurst drives for Wilburn Archer Trucking, Norwood, Ontario. “The new systems are not working well at all. I believe this is due to the lack of training on how to work with this kind of setup. So far I have seen no improvements in my mileage. When the system heats up to burn off residue in the pipes, it directly affects the computer. Manufacturers need to do more field work to resolve these problems and help the drivers better understand what is going on.”

Gurparwar Sandln drives for H.S. Dhalwal Transport based in Brampton, Ontario. “I drive a new truck and so far I have had no problems with the new system. With using DEF in my truck, the fuel usage and mileage have improved. I now have a better understanding of how the computer works. I must say, overall I am very happy with the new exhaust system.”

Max McVanell drives for Samuel and Son Transport in Mississauga, Ontario. “The new exhaust systems using DEF cause too much heat around the pipes when they are cleaning themselves out. Any plastic objects near the exhaust pipes will melt if the driver is not careful. More information and training is needed for the drivers. The old exhaust systems work fine. I hope it is a long time before I have to work with the DEF systems.”

Gord Morton also drives for Wilburn Archer Trucking in Norwood, Ontario. “I haven’t had the opportunity to drive a new truck yet. For this reason I do not have a lot of practical knowledge on the new DEF exhaust systems. I have never had exhaust problems on the old trucks, so why change? When I do upgrade to a new truck, I hope the training I get helps me to really understand what I am working with.” Come and see us at the Ontario Truck Driving Championships on July 14th, 2012, at the Hershey Centre in Mississauga.


#49 June  

Eastern Trucking News, Issue 49, June 2012

#49 June  

Eastern Trucking News, Issue 49, June 2012