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Issue 55

Serving Québec & The Maritimes

Diesel Performance is Our Business By Marek Krasuski


rucking is an industry prone to the comings and goings of so-called ¨snake oil salesmen¨ who have tarnished the industry’s reputation with products long on hyberbole and short on results. Engine oils, additives, and even magnets that purportedly change the molecular structure of fuel have delivered inflated and false promises. This is not to say all products should be labelled with the same dismissive swipe. Much of the industry has worked hard to deliver on commitments of fuel economy and enhanced performance. But products and services bearing unsubstantiated claims tend to get noticed more than those with well deserved reputations, and innovators introducing new technologies are disadvantaged by the challenge of proving to a sceptical industry that their product actually does what it says it will do. Which is why the Edmonton-based firm, Big Rig Power chose early to have its product subjected to the rigours of third-party testing. The product in question is the Bully Dog Big Rig Power Programmer. This software is Big Rig, page 5 >>

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Spotlight on… Big Rig Power


Theme: Suspension Systems

Barb Woodward

Halina Mikicki

Rick Woodward

Chris Charles

Carl McBride

Marek Krasuski

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Art Director & MIS

Account Executive

Editor in Chief


Tires & Wheels


New Products & Services


Traction-TruckPro Directory


Products & Services Directory


A Drive Back in Time


Truck Stop Directory



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Spotlight on… Big Rig Power

Master Distributor of Bully Dog Products Saves Canadian Operators Thousands Big Rig >> a premium product whose benefits are underscored by the glowing testimonials of truckers impressed by the delivery of fuel economy and enhanced engine performance. A constant refrain from the trucking industry is the complaint that rates remain fixed while expenses continually rise. It’s a business reality that former trucker, Sharri Knapton, took seriously. Sharri originally installed the Bully Dog software on her own trucks. Impressed by the accumulated fuel savings, she initially became a dealer for the US-based Bully Dog, and later Master Distributor of Bully Dog products in Canada. The decision was prompted as much by servicing the industry as it was about the bottom line. “It was not just about making money, but also giving back to an industry that I came from. . . one that does not always receive the benefits it’s promised,” she said. Since introducing the product to the Canadian marketplace just two years ago, the Edmonton-based Big Rig Power has rapidly expanded its presence in the western market thanks to measurable gains in fuel economy delivered by the Power Programmer. Those savings are significant. Performance assessments, even by conservative measures, demonstrate that on highway applications achieve 1 to 1.5 miles per gallon fuel savings. These results were confirmed by the aforementioned independent tests initiated by the independent third-party firm, FP Innovations. Test results showed that after rigorous testing over a two day period one truck equipped with the Bully Dog Programmer yielded 8.76 percent better fuel economy than an identical

vehicle travelling the same distance at the same speed and under the same weight and conditions. “Over one mile per gallon in fuel economy was gained on an oval track in a controlled environment,” Sharri confirmed. The result has attracted interest from major fleets which, Sharri says, rarely purchase fuel saving products that offer less than 7 percent fuel economy. Importantly, these are minimum yields. At the time of this interview, Sharri recently serviced a trucking company that achieves fuel economy of two miles per gallon. Bouyed by reduced costs, one northern-Ontario carrier documented $18,000 in fuel savings. “He even showed me the bills to prove it,” Sharri said. The secret to the Bully Dog Programmer’s success is the ability to fine tune the Engine Control Module (ECM). Identical engines coming off an assembly line are established with preset, wide parameters to accommodate the multiple applications for each new build. As Sharri explains, “they create one good file on one truck, then copy and paste that file to each additional engine. Even though the trucks are identical, the ECMs have different characteristics.” While factory tuning works fine, trucks do not run to maximum efficiency because of these standardized parameters – an essential limitation since manufacturers cannot take the time to write custom tuning programs for each unit. The Programmer addresses this limitation by making 50 adjustments to the ECM in order to reduce fuel consumption, increase engine power, improve torque, and burn fuel at hotter temperatures, thus

reconfiguring healthier engines that also generate less exhaust particulate than stock tuning engines. Another distinguishing characteristic of Bully Dog’s software is the additional power and torque that is loaded to the truck. The average ‘Power &

Economy’ tune adds 110 horsepower to the wheels.” Many engine manufacturers run ECMs between 64 and 71 percent capacity to meet warranty and compliance issues. The ‘Power and Economy’ tune will increase power an additional 15 percent, raising for all intents and purposes the horsepower of a 550 engine to 650. “More horsepower maintains the inertia of the truck,” Sharri explains as segue into the benefits for operators. “What this power increase means is you’ll be able to haul more weight with less effort and stay in higher gears on hills. Most drivers report that they’ve gained 1.5 to 2 gears on hills after installing a Bully Dog. That extra horsepower mainly means that you’ll be able to stay out of the higher rpm range, thus remaining within the truck’s power band, and save more fuel.” Indeed, quicker times to climb hills and quicker recovery translates into time saved – as much as 10 hours on a log which can be redirected toward sleeping, time off or other tasks.

Custom tuned programmers, which start at $4,200, yield a return on investment in a matter of months. (Quebec consumers benefit from a 30 percent rebate in accordance with legislation promoting emissionsfree innovation.) Notes Sharri Knapton: “Most drivers burn $10,000 of fuel per month at least. If I can provide 10 percent savings, which I know in my heart I can increase to 13, that’s $1,300 in monthly fuel savings alone. No mechanical changes to engines or components are required. All adjustments to ECM’s are made by downloading software from Bully Dog’s internet database into the tuner. The programmer is then plugged into a data port in the truck cab which reads all specs from the ECM necessary to build a file. The Programmer is then updated by going online to Bully Dog’s website. Once connected to a computer, the system automatically sorts through the massive catalog of tunes to find the one best suited to the application of the truck. The new tune uploaded to the Programmer is then plugged back into the cab where, after a series of simple prompts, the in-

formation is loaded into the ECM. While other companies do offer similar programs, the sophistication of Bully Dog’s software, and its ability to be installed from anywhere with a computer and Internet access, is unparalleled. “Ours is the only mobile, customizable, internet updateable tuning option on the market. In order to perform a full software tune with any of our competitors the truck’s ECM needs to be removed and shipped to their facility. Without its ECM, the truck can now be down anywhere from 3-8 days. Any trucker will tell you that having a rig parked for that long is simply unacceptable. While our competitors are looking at down time in days, one of our installs usually takes about an hour,” Sharri explained. Among the suite of benefits is the Programmer’s ability to adjust the speed limiter to comply with different speed limits in Ontario and Quebec. Changing the speed limiter takes just five seconds. Big Rig Power, Master Distributor for the Bully Dog Programmer, carries additional Bully Dog technologies to improve overall vehicle performance. New ceramic coated exhaust manifolds are the fastest flowing exhaust manifolds in the industry.

With radiant temperatures lowered by 190 degrees, this manifold delivers quicker turbo spool, higher power output and more fuel economy for class 8 engines. Big Rig Power also provides custom tuning on all applications as well as conversions. In just two years Big Rig Power’s trajectory continues to climb as more operators and national fleets embrace this convenient, easy to install technology that saves an average truck, driving 200,000 kilometers per year, $15,000 to $20,000 in annual fuel costs. Respectful of widespread suspicion of products yielding false promises, Big Rig Power reinforces its commitment with a 30 day money back guarantee. Drivers have a full month, risk free, to try the product and see how well it works. Experience, though, has shown that just after two weeks clients call, praising the product for a better running rig and its ability to deliver significant fuel savings. The Bully Dog Power Programmer is compatible with Cummins, Detroit and Caterpillar builds. For more information contact Big Rig Power at 1-855-BIGRIG1, 855-2447441 or visit their website at www.gapbigrigpower. com.


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Theme: Suspension Systems

A Look at Current Suspension Technologies

By Marek Krasuski


he many uses of trucks and trailers call for a wide range of designs, and suspension manufacturers know well the need to tailor designs to vehicle type and use. Even then, in an environment of increasing regulatory control, new regulations push forward the drive for further innovations. The 2011 introduction of Ontario SPIF – Safe, Productive, Infrastructure Friendly – laws is a case in point. Since July 1st of last year all wheels on SPIFapproved trailers have been required to remain on the road surface in order to distribute cargo weight evenly and thus reduce damage to Ontario’s road infrastructure caused by excessive weight concentration. In addition, all SPIF-compliant trailers must be equipped with selfsteering trailer wheels, a feature which many claim will help prevent tires from ripping apart on corners. The regulations demand that all trucks have to be weighed, loaded and unloaded at different intervals, with each axle calibrated to meet the new standards. The process for compliance of each vehicle demanded numerous adjustments as commercial trucks and trailers underwent continuous testing to ensure that loads are prope r l y

Hendrickson AirTech

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distributed between tandems and self steer axles. Operators, too, had to understand which rules apply to their specific applications. Even conventional gravel trucks are subject to different regulations depending on wheel base, application, and other factors. Indeed, even minor variances in vehicle application changed the qualifying preconditions, schedules and standards to which vehicles had to comply. For example, not all 4-axle trucks were subject to the same regulations. A 3-axle truck plus auxiliary axle required a front axle weight – as a percentage of gross vehicle weight – different from a 4-axle truck equipped with a self steer triaxle. That aside, there is a number of premier suspension manufacturers whose products fill the needs of the global heavy duty commercial vehicle industry. Stability, comfort, improved ride and reduced maintenance are benefits companies promote to capture market share. Hendrickson, a worldwide manufacturer, supplies more than a handful of suspensions for on-highway applications, as well as vocational and other specialty markets. Its product line includes Integrated Monoleaf Suspension and Steer Axle systems with designs that build on the features of traditional mechanical suspensions while reducing weight by up to 85 pounds. This steer axle system boasts a smooth ride thanks to an optimized leaf spring design and

premium shocks. Durable rubber bushings require no lubrication and help to reduce maintenance and noise. Another on-highway offering by Hendrickson is the HAS series of singleaxle rear air suspensions. Designed for maximum comfort, large volume springs and quality shock absorbers reportedly provide a softer ride and greater protection from the effects of road shock on chassis, equipment, drivers and passengers. Ride quality is also reinforced by air springs that adjust to load conditions. A full suite of Hendrickson products is available on their website, www.hendrickson-intl. com. Since 1967 the Ridewell Corporation has manufactured air ride and rubber ride mechanical suspension systems and continues to maintain a strong presence in the heavy duty market for Class 6, 7 and 8 vehicles. This year, Ridewell expanded the RAR240 series of trailer air-ride suspensions. Orders can be placed for yoke mount suspensions designed for use with Ridewell brand axles and Wabco PAN 22 air disc brakes. In addition,

Ridewell RAR-240 a new air ride trailer suspension has been released for use with narrow track inverted drop axles. The company’s air ride suspension systems range from light duty 8,000 lbs capacity to heavy duty 30,000 lbs capacity models with 5.5 to 24-inch ride height range. Ridewell supports its claim to outof-the-box innovation with product developments such as the introduction of a hydraulically controlled forced steer system which remotely controls up to

three axles on a trailer by using an ergonomic handheld joystick that maneuvers in and out of confined spaces. Ridewell’s truck suspensions range from 8K to 22.5K capacity models and both single wheel and dual wheel models are SPIF compliant. The company says the RD2025 fitted for truck drive axles is the most rugged vocational suspension system in the industry. More information is available on the company website at This year, Meritor introduced two additional suspensions to its line of low mount trailer suspensions. The MTA25 with 25,000 lb. capacity and the MTA30 (30,000 lb. capacity) join the previously offered MTA23. Designed for vocational applications such as tankers, side and

company website at www. for more information. Another major supplier in the global marketplace is SAF Holland which specializes in coupling, lifting and suspension systems for trucks, buses, tractors and trailers. The company says its ADZ series exceeds the design features of previous models. Better stability and handling are provided by an advanced

Watson & Chalin SL2200 Integral Lower Module, and roll stability has increased 27 percent. The ADZ series outperforms previous models by 54 percent. Lighter installed weight by as much as 2 5 0 lbs. per axle promises increased payload and

Meritor MTA25 end dump trailers as well as logging rigs, the new suspensions are lightweight, durable, and “have a unique, patent-pending axle wrap design, a foundation for a secure and durable connection,” the company says. Like the MTA23, the recent additions are available with the company’s new optional lift kit which raises select axles to extend tire life. Meritor is also committed to remanufacturing components. In recent years it has invested upwards of $12 million in manufacturing upgrades and operations around the world. Noted Meritor President and CEO, Chip McClure, “it is hard not to see the increasing potential that remanufacturing holds for commercial vehicle suppliers,” he said at a recent conference. Search the

based company which has gained a growing presence in the international market. The company’s lineup of truck suspensions includes truck lift steering with capacities ranging from 8,000 to 25,000 lbs. for the SL2200 self steering axle and lift suspension. Drive axle air ride suspensions range from 17,000

better operating efficiency. At least a dozen air suspension systems with disc or drum brake axles make up the Fusion series for all trailer applications.

to 30,000 lbs. capacity. Mechanical and air ride suspensions are available for trailers. Watson’s mechanical Spring Beam Series features models with up to 120,000 lb. capacity. Five distinct product categories comprise the lineup of trailer air ride suspensions. More information is available at Despite the comfort and ease of handling made possible by advances in suspension technologies, there are detractors. Some industry representatives say drivers are afraid of losing the feel of the road with systems that are too sophisticated. “Driving a truck these days can be like flying

SAF Holland ADZ Series Many mechanical suspensions are noted for their rugged design, strength and ability to manage difficult tasks. A full lineup of products for the marketplace is available on the company website, www. Watson & Chalin Suspension Systems is a US

a plane. There’s just too much air,” noted one industry observer. Nonetheless, with design features marking these advanced systems, it’s probable that even more developments will render today’s progress in the industry an historical footnote down the road.


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Afghanistan Repatriation Memorial Fund

Remember the Sacrifice of Our Canadian Military


he i dea for th e Afghanistan Repatriation Memorial came about as a way for everyday Canadians to remember the sacrifice of our Canadian military members in Afghanistan. The Afghanistan Repatriation Memorial will be a beautiful, permanent memorial honouring our Canadian soldiers the

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men and women who have sacrificed their lives in the war in Afghanistan. It was felt to be appropriate that the Memorial be in Quinte West (Trenton) as it is the home of 8 Wing Trenton, the Base where all fallen Canadians come back to Canada,

where they are met by their families, and where the beginning of the Highway of Heroes is. Set in a park like setting on the beautiful Bay of Quinte, and with Canadian Forces Base Trenton - Canada’s largest Air Force Base - nearby, the Afghanistan Repatriation Memorial will be a fitting tribute not far from where so many repatriation ceremonies occur, and at the beginning of

our fallen soldiers’ journey along the Highway of Heroes, from Trenton to Toronto. These motorcades see thousands of Canadians on many of Highway 401’s overpasses paying tribute to those killed in action and their families, all the way to Toronto. The Afghanistan Repatriation Memorial design was selected from many entries submitted by Canadian citizens, and chosen to represent our nation’s recognition of the loss of sons, daughters, husbands, wives, fathers and mothers. Sadly, 155 Canadian service members have fallen to date in this conflict. The Memorial site will be approached by a walkway from a dedicated parking area off Highway 2 on the east side of Trenton at RCAF Road, alongside the Base. The Monument itself is in a quiet

and reflective low walled area containing two large granite maple leafs, one in red granite inscribed with the Canadian Forces emblem and Provincial shields. The other leaf is in black granite etched to depict a family’s loss with a solitary soldier in black granite depicting a fallen comrade, and contains the names of those who have died in the conflict. The entire site is designed to be reflective and contemplative in character and harmonize with its surroundings. Within the Memorial’s circular form, two granite benches will provide seating for those who come to reflect and enjoy the peace and beauty of the memorial site and park. In addition to the monuments, flags and walkways, the Memorial will be professionally landscaped and maintained with shrubbery, plants,

flowers and trees. How can Canadians give to help build the Afghanistan Repatriation Memorial? Your help is needed to build this great Memorial. Please join all Canadians, coast to coast, who have already been giving to the Afghanistan Repatriation Memorial Fund. This is not a government initiative, but solely funded by Canadians honouring Canadian soldiers. Individuals, companies and organizations are all welcome to contribute to the fund to complete the $1.5 million dollar project. Donations, no matter how small, will make this a reality.


Special Feature

Afghanistan Repatriation Memorial was the Afghan Ambassador to Canada. His Excellency, Barna Karimi, spoke of how the children of his country can now attend school each day, stating that enrollment has grown upwards of 9 million students, thanks in large part to the help provided by our Canadian Military who assisted with the building of schools and giving back to the country its will to survive and fight. He also went on to mention how the nation is now thriving

By Ca r l M c B r i d e & W e ndy Morgan-McBride


n November 10 w e w ere honored to attend the dedication and unveiling of this historic memorial. Upon arrival we were greeted by a group of the city’s finest, OPP and firefighters with a ladder truck extended to its fullest and a large Canadian Flag arching the entrance. The driveway leading into the park was lined with Canadian Flags, prompting a feeling of patriotism, pride and respect. We watched as the honor guards arrived and formed their positions alongside volunteer firemen, city workers, legion members, air/sea cadets of all ages and military personnel all in full dress uniforms. The OPP took time to greet and assist families of the fallen to find their seats. Mayor John William was overseeing all details while greeting those who attended and speaking with press and special guests. Air cadets prepared for the reading of the names on stage while sea cadets were positioned by a ship’s bell and the Royal Canadian Military College cadets were guarding the concealed memorials. The Air Forces Pipe Band and the Trenton Citizen Band provided a musical tribute for the event and ceremony. At 1:00 PM a lone Air Force piper ushered in the honor guard and the colours. For a moment

when the piper stopped all was silent. The Mayor was the first to speak and welcomed everyone to the ceremony. Each speaker, one after the other, took their turn at the podium and extended to all present words of honor, respect, gratitude and sadness at the loss of 158 members of our military. We believe the most moving speaker of the day

with health clinics and hospitals, thanks again to the Canadian Military. He brought prayers and thanks from his mother and the entire country for giving the people of Afghanistan a renewed sense of pride. The monuments were unveiled, first with the lone soldier, then with a large maple leaf, both in black granite. On the front of the leaf is the image of a family with a crack dividing them

from a soldier, symbolizing the story of broken and separated families due to deployments and sometimes death. On the reverse of this stone are engraved all the names of the 158 fallen soldiers lost to the war in Afghanistan. The third monument, a red granite maple leaf shows the crests of the provinces and territories of Canada. This piece represents the country as a whole, united, and standing behind our soldiers in their fight. As family and guests approached the stone they searched for names, left flowers, and placed poppies in the crack of the stone. Some left lipstick kisses on the stone while others posted ribbons and photos of their loved ones. There were truly heart breaking tears of healing and appreciation for having their soldier finally reserved a place of honor at this site where they returned for repatriation. The group of committee members and staff of the city should be proud of bringing to full circle an event that instilled honor and greatness on this community and the Military that serve Canada. The collection of funds for this project has yet to be completed. Just over $800,000 has been raised toward the $1.5 million target. Donations are still being accepted and appreciated. If you would like to donate you can do so online at


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Transportation Maintenance and Technology Association (TMTA)

Topic Range at Monthly TMTA Meeting By Marek Krasuski


he Sudbury Chapter of the Transportation Maintenance and Technology Association (TMTA) held its third meeting of this year’s session at the Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel on November 8th during which time TMTA president, Stewart McBain opened the floor for elections of officers. Almost all officers from the previous term elected to stand for another session. All were

unanimously endorsed by members in attendance. Seasoned member and now retiree, Jim Riddle, formerly of Day Construction, took the podium to bring home the importance of broad and active participation in the organization. He underscored the importance of learning about the industry through face to face contact with fellow members over and above learning through online tools, though these too

have their place on the learning trajectory. During the “tech talk” which has become a standard component of the monthly meetings, Dave Kloos, also of Day Construction, urged members to prepare for winter driving by checking block heaters, lights, plugs, wiring connections, heaters, filters and batteries. Anti freeze protection is also a priority. Ron Walkem and Tom Broad, sales reps for Hor-

ton, gave an overview of company products, particularly the advantages of fans and cooling solutions. A sampling of solutions included the DM Advantage Fan Drives which keep engine coolant at optimum temperature, providing better engine performance and reduced noise. These two speed fans alternate between eddy current and spring – actuated cooling and reduce fan cycling which increases liner life and


Motor Carriers Address Restart Changes


rlington, Virginia - The American Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n Research Institute (ATRI) released a survey on the potential impacts of changes to the 34-hour restart rule. Under the new Hours-of-Service rules

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that are scheduled to take effect next year, changes to the 34-hour restart will include 1) a requirement that a restart include two periods between 1 a.m. – 5 a.m., and 2) a limitation of one restart per 7-day time period. This survey is

part of a larger ATRI study quantifying real-world operational impacts on the trucking industry that may result from these revisions. Motor carriers are encouraged to provide confidential input on the HOS

changes through ATRI’s survey, available online at The aggregated and anonymized results of the survey will be available later this year and ATRI’s full HOS study will be released in early 2013.


improves fuel economy. Horton is also known for its DM Advantage Conversion Super Kits which, in addition to promising easy installation, feature a premium double-row angular contact sheave bearing and improved air cartridge seal that provide 40 percent longer life and a long-wearing friction liner for added reliability and reduced maintenance. These kits contain all essentials for the complete rebuild of a drive fan. More information about Horton cooling solutions is available online at Concluding the evening’s roster was a presentation by Peter McLeod of Nickel City Enterprises, distributor of a wide range of janitorial products for commercial and industrial use. A sampling of this company’s product line includes wipers, dispensers, hand soaps, clean-

ers, brushes and various compounds. To source the full range of products and services, contact Nickel City Enterprises at 705670-8828, or visit their location at 105 Elm Street, Unit 1 in Sudbury. The Sudbury TMTA is a group of fleet maintenance professionals actively running light, medium, and heavy fleets in the province of Ontario and operating across Canada and the U.S. It holds monthly meetings on the second Thursday of each month from September to June at the award winning Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel. Sponsors are encouraged to support the monthly dinner meetings. These are unique opportunities to engage in one place with transportation fleet maintenance and distributors from the regions surrounding Sudbury, Timmins, North Bay and Manitoulin Island.


Cross Border Services

Organized Crime Involved in Fake Pills

By Dawn Truell


ave you ever ordered prescriptions online? Did you know that they are counterfeit? Did you also know that these companies that are selling to you online are run by International Organized Crime? Samples of some of the hundreds of thousands of pills sent by mail but seized by Canada Border Agency Officials were on display in Vancouver last week. The presentation followed the end of Operation Pangea V, an international investigation co-ordinated by Interpol that spanned 100 countries. RCMP Sgt. Duncan Pound said Canadian officials inspected almost 4,000 packages, seizing 2,000 of those and confiscating nearly 140,000 fake pills worth about $1 million. “These products are dangerous,” said Heather Ardiel, chief of operations for the border agency at the Vancouver International Mail Centre. “Taking prescription medications without proper medical advice may pose serious health risks and in some cases even be fatal.” Police have arrested a 58-year-old B.C. man and seized 6,000

counterfeit erectile dysfunction pills and recommended charges to Crown counsel. There are two more cases being investigated with over 4,000 websites, Asia being the primary source of the medications of counterfeit drugs with over 8,000 dosages. Investigations are ongoing daily. Truck Driver Wrongfully Accused In Large Drug Bust There is a case you may have heard of involving a truck driver, Kuldeep Singh Dharni, accused of smuggling 100 kilograms of cocaine with an estimated street value of $10 million. He was recently acquitted of all charges. Superior Court Justice, Mr. Thomas Carey, even expressed sympathy that the 39-year-old Brampton trucker had to undergo such legal troubles since he was arrested three years ago when customs officers made the secondlargest ever cocaine bust at the Ambassador Bridge. “I wish you the best of luck,” Carey told Dharni after delivering his ruling. “I’m sorry this ordeal was visited upon you.” Customs officers found 100 bricks of cocaine in Dharni’s truck, hidden among aluminum coils picked up in Indiana. They were discovered after he attempted to cross the Ambassador Bridge into Canada around 8:30 p.m. on August 10, 2009. Dharni maintained that he had no idea cocaine was hidden in his truck, though federal prosecutor Richard Pollock argued that the accused knew full

well. Carey found Dharni’s evidence truthful and suggested that the owner of the truck, not Dharni who drove it, orchestrated the crime which carries a maximum penalty of life in prison. The owner of the truck was dishonest on the stand and had directed Dharni to a busy truck stop to wait while paperwork was allegedly processed, during which time he could have had cocaine planted in bags on the unsealed truck. Judge Carey also noted that two sets of footprints on the aluminium coils did not match Dharni’s. “I do believe your evidence,” Carey told Dharni. “It was clear and uncontradicted by any other evidence. It did not sound practised or rehearsed and it made sense. The cross examination, in my view, enhanced your credibility. There is no criminal record alleged

and I accept you, Mr. Dharni, as a person of good character.” Dharni was declared free to go. Outside the court house Dharni, who listened to the two-week trial with the help of Punjabi interpreters, expressed both relief with the decision and thanks to his lawyer, Mr. Patrick Ducharme. Ducha-

rme said he will seek a quick return of his client’s passport from the police so that Dharni can return to his wife and 2 1/2-year-old son in Brampton and resume his trucking career. Dharni had been living under strict bail conditions for more than three years. Such examples show that things aren’t always as

they seem. For further information on the above story, or in aiding in the fight against smuggling, terrorism, C-TPAT, FAST or PIP, please contact Dawn Truell, President, Cross Border Services, at: www.c-tpat-certified. c o m o r w w w. c r o s s or call 905.973.9136.


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Shell Lubricants

MyMilesMatter™ Now Available In Canada


urlington, Ontario - Shell Lubricants is recognizing drivers with the launch of a new loyalty program that rewards truck drivers and equipment operators for choosing Shell Rotella® products. After launching in the United States earlier this year, the unique program is now available in Canada. MyMilesMatter™ allows members to earn Reward Miles by purchasing select Shell Rotella® products and services. Reward Miles can then be redeemed for a variety of items connected to industry trade, enthusiast interests and recreation activity. Canadian members of MyMilesMatter™ will now have access to exclusive online content, special offers and invitations to members-only events at key industry tradeshows throughout the year. “We know that trucks and equipment are vital to the livelihood of many Canadians, which is why for over 40 years Shell Rotella® has delivered industry leading products that help keep trucks on the road and equipment operating,” said Shell Rotella® Global Brand Manager Chris Guerrero. “We’re continuing our tradition of being a best-in-class brand by treating our customers to MyMilesMatter™, a loyalty program that rewards people for what they are already doing, choosing the Shell Rotella® brand.” The MyMilesMatter™ program offers Reward Miles for purchases of specially marked bottles of Shell Rotella® T Triple Protection®, Shell Rotella® T5 synthetic blend or Shell Rotella® T6 full synthetic, or purchases of full-service motor oil changes using Shell Rotella® T Triple Protection®, Shell Rotella® T5 synthetic blend or Shell Rotella® T6 full synthetic at participating locations. Speciallymarked bottles hit stores in mid-September. 14    December 2012

To receive Reward Miles, eligible individuals can go to aspx to register and enter the 12-digit Reward Code found under the cap of specially-marked bottles of Shell Rotella® or included on the sales receipt from the purchase of a Shell Rotella® motor oil change at participating locations. Reward Miles can then be redeemed for rewards from such well-known retailers, restaurants and recreation facilities as Burger King, Subway and Bass Pro Shops. Shell Rotella® protects against wear, helps keep engines clean and protects against corrosion from acids. These engine oils

are backed by the Shell Rotella® lubrication limited warranty program, ensuring drivers feel confident knowing they have the protection of Shell Rotella®. For further information about MyMilesMatter™ visit www.mymilesmatter.

com/ca-en/default.aspx and for information about Shell Rotella® heavy duty engine oils, visit www. For more information, contact Shell Lubricants, Shell Media Line,, 877.850.5023, Jennifer Mc-

Crindle, Birchall & Associates Public Relations, jmc-, 905.338.7600.


Gin-Cor Industries

Business Community Salutes Northern Ontario Truck Equipment Company By Marek Krasuski


ision and collaboration are what Luc Stang considers key ingredients in the recipe for success. It’s also a formula that’s been endorsed by the business community in Northern Ontario by conferring on Stang, President and CEO of Gin-Cor Industries, two distinct awards. On October 4th, 2012, Stang became the recipient of the coveted Entrepreneur of the Year Award presented by the Northern Ontario Business Awards (NOBA) at the annual gala, this year in Timmins, Ontario. The event has become a northern tradition attended by top business professionals who celebrate each year’s most successful business

innovators. An average 100 nominations are submitted for consideration in each of the ten business categories; only one winner in each class is selected. Stang vigorously expanded and refined business operations after assuming ownership of Gin-Cor back in 2002, transforming the company from a small operation to a thriving medium sized firm which stands today as the largest employer in the Mattawa region. This year, the company completed a $3 million expansion upgrade that includes increased production capacity and an enlarged site. The addition of 18,000 square feet houses 12 new bays and a sandblasting and paint facility. Gin-Cor

builds severe trucks and modifies vocational commercial vehicles with lift axles in accordance with new regulations the Ontario government introduced back in 2011.

Personal achievements notwithstanding, this entrepreneur attributes much of his success to the efforts of others. “I’m always encouraging our team to remain creative, to

Drivers & Carriers Asked About Navigation Systems


rlington, Virginia - The American Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n Research Institute (ATRI) has launched a new survey that explores the use of navigation systems by commercial drivers. This brief online survey, which seeks both commercial driver and motor carrier input, will capture information on the attitudes of both groups toward navigation systems including perceived benefits and risks. While navigation systems are becoming increasingly commonplace in the nation’s commercial vehicles, the impact that these devices have on driver behavior, decision making and safety is not fully understood. There is mounting anecdotal evidence that GPS navigation units are being blamed for large truck crashes where “bridge strikes” and other

crashes in which the truck driver was using a navigation system designed for passenger vehicles have been high profile events. The results of this survey will provide further insight on the use of these systems and their impact in commercial trucking operations, as well as the impacts that other methods for providing directions to drivers might have on fleet safety and operations. The research results will also provide an opportunity for the public sector to improve transportation operations and minimize infrastructure damage. Drivers and carriers are encouraged to complete the confidential survey, available on ATRI’s website at www. ATRI is the trucking industry’s 501(c)(3) notfor-profit research organization. It is engaged in

critical research relating to freight transportation’s essential role in main-

taining a safe, secure and efficient transportation system.


think outside the box and to find solutions unique to the needs of our clients,” he said. But collaboration extends far beyond the shop floor. “Success comes from surrounding yourself with good people. Drawing on the expertise of mentors, such as seasoned experts in the business community, including our customers, friends and family, are crucial for positive reinforcement,” he continued. Just two weeks following the NOBA prize, Stang was named Business of the Year at the 33rd annual North Bay and District Chamber

of Commerce Business Awards in recognition of a year of stellar growth. In addition to the facility expansion, Gin-Cor also established sales offices in Ottawa, Toronto and London in order to provide market representation further afield. Standing on the shoulders of these successes, Luc Stang and his Mattawa-based heavy duty truck company are well positioned to reach the next milestone: recognition as one of Canada’s 50 best managed companies.


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Health Insurance Matters

Cost Effective Solution to Retention… Benefits

By Lina Demedeiros


he cost to a transport company to retain quality employees and/or leased owner/operators is as little as 10% to 20% of their current recruitment expenses. The average turnovers for companies with group plans that mandate Workplace Safety and Insurance Board for owner/ operators is as high as 45% or more with retention rates as little as 15%. Although costs for recruitment vary from company to company, the de-

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termination of how your best staff invests in your success is based on how effectively you address their needs. As the markets harden, so do the hearts of those who have committed themselves to your success. The difference between the employer-employee relationship and contract work is peace of mind and increased discretionary income. Yet regardless of the type of working relationship, the guarantee of an income in the event of illness is money in the bank. Can you imagine suddenly learning you will be off work as a result of an illness or accident and learn you are not covered? What is the likelihood of receiving benefits from Canada Pension Plan, Employment Insurance, or from an accident - only policy when you become ill? As health care costs in-

crease and OHIP coverage decreases, many doctors’ offices now offer plans to address common requests and expenses not covered by OHIP. Dentists, for example, offer financing for procedures that people typically put off for the day when they could afford it. Benefits today, more than at any other time, have become the primary motivation for employees to change jobs. The more consciously an employer addresses their income and coverage needs, the more likely a company is to increase their retention. The end result is increased profitability. The types of expenses that traditionally impact the average individual annual income are largely unforeseen. Those costs include health care, legal expenses, taxation, contracts and audits. By being able to reduce exposure to unforeseen expenses,

employees will more likely be invested in protecting their employer’s profitability. Today, business owners are looking for more effective strategies to retain more income with tax effective strategies such as health care spending accounts. In the last decade com-

panies have elected to stop funding group insurance health care programs for employees and/ or leased or owner/operators. This has impacted retention even though employers have invested in covering additional operational expenses. The key to addressing employees’ needs is a

balance between funding models, administration and participation. For more information on the variety of tools at no cost to you, or ways to cap your overall participation, talk to any of our advisors. Visit us at, a proud member of Canadian Insurance Authority.


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Legal Matters

Take Care During the Festive Season

By Mark Reynolds


s the festive season approaches there are often many social functions and celebrations in our schedules. It’s important to be careful, however, that we do not overindulge when it comes to alcohol consumption. The temptation is always there when we are at social functions to celebrate with friends and

have a drink or two. For those of us that rely on our driver’s licence to earn a living it is especially important to avoid consuming alcohol if we intend to drive. Although one or two drinks may not make you feel as though you are impaired, there are many factors at play that could result in a problem at roadside. Although you may not be “impaired” after a couple of drinks, your blood alcohol level could be above what is acceptable. The standard of .08 mg of alcohol per 100 ml of blood is not an easy thing to determine without a blood test or breathalyzer test.

We don’t have these at our disposal, so we tend to rely on how we feel, or limit ourselves to a certain number of drinks, to decide if we are OK to drive. Bear in mind that if you are below the .08 level, but still register a warning during a roadside test, your driver’s licence will be suspended and your vehicle impounded for a period of 3 to 7 days, and this suspension will appear on your driving record. You have not technically committed an offence, but the suspension applies just the same. In the event that you are subject to a roadside

Peterson Manufacturing

New Strategic Alliance


randview, Missouri - Peterson Manufacturing has announced a new strategic alliance with Dorian Drake International, Inc. to represent the company in specific international markets. The partnership is designed to expand Peterson’s worldwide presence in regions where Peterson does not currently have an international sales partner. Peterson products have been sold internationally for more than six decades, so export sales are nothing new for the company. However, Peterson identified promising opportunities in certain foreign

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markets where they have traditionally not had a defined representative in the field. Peterson is currently represented in Central and South America, the Caribbean, and portions of Mexico by John Prior, Inc.; in New Zealand and Australia by CDL Autoparts; and in the United Kingdom and Western Europe by UK-based Peterson Europe. Peterson is confident that having sales representatives on the ground in more parts of the world will make their impressive recent growth in the export sector even more

successful in the coming months and years. With roots dating back to 1947, Dorian Drake has a rich history of working with U.S. manufacturers to build successful international sales in the automotive and industrial sectors. Peterson Manufacturing Co. has long been recognized as an industry innovator in the design, engineering and production of a complete line-up of vehicle safety lighting, wire harness systems, safety accessories and more. For more information, visit www.pmlights. com.


test and fail to provide a breath sample, the penalties for failing to provide that breath sample carry the same penalties as if you have been convicted of impaired driving. We will hear this message over and over during the coming weeks, but it is important not to ignore this message. Drinking and driving can have dev-

astating results, and it’s simply not worth the risk to you, or to other users of the road. Although the temptation may be there, if you intend to drive, don’t consume alcohol, and if you consume alcohol, don’t get behind the wheel. The festive season does not last forever, and when it’s over we all have to

resume our normal lives. Let’s make sure we are able to do that. Mark Reynolds is a licensed paralegal, a former truck driver, MTO enforcement officer, provincial trainer and enforcement coordinator and can be reached at 416.221.6888 or by email at MarkReynolds@


Making Your Miles Count

Taxpayers “Fair Share” By Robert Scheper


he primary thing that changes your Canadian taxes is taxable income (not rates). Tax rates are determined by taxable income and are therefore static for every citizen (rate, not income). If any citizen’s taxable income goes up or down, the rates follow no matter who you are or what industry you are in. The key to changing your tax bill is changing your taxable income. The primary methods (but not exclusive) for changing taxable income is: revenue/ income, a tax deduction, a taxable benefit or a nontaxable benefit (hold your opinion on this last one till after this article). If you’re an owner/operator and you purchase $1,000 worth of tires your taxable income goes down by $1,000 (tax deduction). However, your actual tax bill may only go down

$350+/- depending on what the total taxable income to date is. Therefore, in managing your taxes the eye must be on the taxable income and not the tax rate. Unfortunately (or fortunately) there are different methods of arriving at your taxable income conclusion. Let’s take a brief look at tax history in the trucking industry. Back in the 1980’s trucking companies paid their long distance drivers several ways: rate per mile, flat fees, maybe hourly and finally a meal allowance per day to reimburse them for out of pocket travel expenses (sometimes long distance companies paid for hotel accommodations as well). Employees would receive one check for their pay and another check for their meal expenses. Revenue Canada would classify their work pay

as taxable income (and taxed accordingly) but their meal allowance pay as a “non-taxable benefit” (tax free). Incidentally, the meal expense check was 100% deductible for the trucking companies (for long distance drivers). Ask any seasoned veterans in the industry. They should all remember the “good old days” of meal allowances. When applying for jobs the typical line was “…so much per mile… plus so much per day meal allowance…”. The amount per day varied considerably $20-$30+. This provided the average long distance driver about $6,500 per year in meal reimbursements. It was very fair since it represented a close estimate for actual out of pocket expenses in the 1980’s. So… what happened? Politically the government at the time desired to rid the industry of “non-

taxable benefits” (for obvious reasons…. increasing taxes). They approached the industry and “sold” them the “non-refundable tax credit system” (known today as the TL2 simplified method). This system placed the travel cost reimbursements directly into the hands of the Canada Revenue Agency. The end result was easily manipulated by changes to several key points in the overall formula. It promoted large numbers which were cleverly converted into very small tax credits (nonrefundable). It was a widely promoted as a “NEW SYSTEM” (not really new as it was already being used by railway employees). Today this system promotes $51.00 per day but only a $13.60 result (average best province result). This $13.60 is AFTER the generous raise in 20072011 of 50%-80%. This

means today that drivers either survive off $13.60 per day in meals or subsidize their employment from their own pockets. So, who pays an industry to perform an industry job? It’s kind of upside down… don’t you think? Which employees subsidize their employment with their own after tax money… paying to work? Well, truckers for one. This tax effect must be considered in the definition of paying our “fair share”. It’s with this concept in mind, as well as several other concepts, that many drivers push back at their annual tax bill. There is a simple solution. Return to the 1980’s. Return back to the nontaxable benefits. Negotiate your own “estimated re-imbursement for job related costs.” It’s not as simple as standing on a chair and saying so, it requires careful

planning and negotiation - most easily performed as a lease/owner operator. If you wish to hear more about it visit our website, my blog, or read my book which details the two very different systems and end results. I also have a seminar available for those with downloading capabilities. In the trucking industry taxpayers “fair share” is all about defining taxable income and non-taxable benefits. Robert D. Scheper operates an accounting and consulting firm in Steinbach, Manitoba. He has a Masters Degree in Business Administration and is the author of the Book “Making Your Miles Count: taxes, taxes, taxes” (now available on CD). You can find him at and or at 877.987.9787. You can email him at


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Tires & Wheels


PSI Featured in News Program Touting San Antonio’s Manufacturing Resurgence


an Antonio, Texas San Antonio based Pressure Systems International (PSI) was featured in a July TV news special highlighting the city’s manufacturing base and its recent resurgence. WOAI Channel 4 aired a story news/local/story/SanAntonio-coming-on-

strong-in-manufacturing/ atTVdCEnk0OuLdQgZd9WEQ.cspx early in July featuring PSI to highlight the growth of manufacturing in San Antonio. The city was recently placed seventh on a list published by Forbes Magazine of the top areas leading the resurgence of manufacturing in the United States.

Pressure Systems International manufacturers the leading automatic tire inflation system for commercial vehicles in San Antonio; marketed in North America as the Meritor Tire Inflation System (MTIS) by PSI and exported from the USA to China, South America, Europe and more than

39 countries worldwide. The show featured PSI employees assembling and testing the product for quality and included commentary from company executives explaining the increased market acceptance of the product both in the U.S. and around the world. San Antonio’s manufacturing sector will

continue to benefit from the company’s growing global market share. About Pressure Systems International Pressure Systems International is the world leader in automatic tire inflation systems and markets and sells its products in North America through

Meritor as the Meritor Tire Inflation System by PSI. PSI has also opened markets in 39 countries and is currently exporting to China, Europe, South America, Africa and Australia. For more information about Pressure Systems International visit their website


Tire Specialists Excel at International Truck Show


e were a big hit at the largest truck show in the world,” enthusiastically reported Frank Sonzala, Executive Vice President of Pressure Systems International (PSI), the world leader in automatic tire inflation systems for commercial vehicles. PSI occupied one half of Exhibition Space 26 E03 showcasing American ingenuity to the world-wide audience attending the 2012 Hannover IAA Commercial Vehicle Show. Their exhibit partner was Phillips Industries, a leading innovator and manufacturer of air and electrical harness products to the commercial vehicle industry.

Each of these companies holds a solid share of U.S. business in the products they produce and are both on a path to increase their participation in the global market. Sonzala continued, “Both Phillips and PSI are gaining customers as well as new distribution opportunities through our efforts we made in Hannover. Just as importantly we have had a chance to catch up with current customers located throughout the world. We have been so successful and are the first companies to sign on for the 2014 show. “ The joint exhibition space was designed with a “green” theme demonstrating how PSI and

Phillips products can help meet the environmental goals of the show’s attendees. Sonzala reports that this was a very important topic of conversation with visitors to their booth. Rob Phillips, Vice President of Global Operations for Phillips Industries was also pleased with the show experience “OEMs from around the globe have access to the most recognized brand in coiled electrical and vehicle harness systems, Phillips. This exhibition allowed us to show commercial vehicle operators, manufacturers and distributors why Phillips is their best choice. We’ll certainly be back in 2014 as an exhibitor.


Continental Invited Americas Retreaders to SEMA


ort Mill, South Carolina - Reflecting its expanding presence across the Americas, the Commercial Vehicle Tire business unit of Continental Tire the Americas, LLC (“Continental”) invited retreaders from across the region to experience the ContiLifeCycle at this year’s Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show in Las 20    December 2012

Vegas. Because SEMA brings a diverse audience of tire professionals throughout the Americas, Continental decided to take advantage of the opportunity to demonstrate the ContiLifeCycle philosophy for truck tires and begin fostering relationships with retreaders seeking partnership, said Paul Williams, Executive Vice President for Truck

Tires, the Americas. “We invited retreaders throughout the Americas to visit with us at SEMA and see the value that ContiLifeCycle can truly bring to their business,” Williams said. “We created an atmosphere at SEMA 2012 where they were invited to come in, meet the people who would be their contacts, and have a real conversation about

Continental’s capabilities. We were prepared to have detailed discussions with them about Continental’s equipment, products and solutions for flat precure tread operations that are revolutionizing how fleets see retreading today.” A personalized experience, included samples of top-selling new truck tires and ContiLifeCycle retread products, awaited

retreaders who visited Continental’s truck tire exhibit space at the South Hall, Booth 42321 to discuss the ContiLifeCycle, Williams said. “We made it no secret that the Americas market is our next frontier for retreading. This ‘open door’ session at SEMA allowed us to listen to the needs of retreaders and dealers in this market so that we

can continue with our goal of achieving a full distribution footprint for new tires and retreads across the hemisphere,” Williams concluded. For more information on the ContiLifeCycle, visit www.contimedia-cvt. com/contilifecycle. The SEMA Show took place October 30 – November 2, 2012 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.


Tires & Wheels

December 2012   21

New Products & Services

Coolant Improves Fuel Economy & Reduces Emissions


haron, Connecticut - Evans Cooling Systems, Inc., manufacturer of the only waterless engine coolant, reported that recent testing results by the Department of Sanitation in New York City (DSNY) and Emisstar LLC, a nationally recognized emissions testing firm, showed fuel economy improvement while lowering exhaust emissions. The objective of this evaluation was to report the results of a chassis dynamometer test program at the New York City Department of Sanitation

Vehicle Test Facility to assess the fuel economy, emissions, and temperature performance characteristics of Evans Waterless Heavy Duty Coolant. The test was performed on a diesel refuse collection truck, a Mack MP7 owned and operated by DSNY. Two computer controlled test configurations were selected to produce a statistically valid comparison of fuel economy and emissions performance data. The two test cycles reflected the New York City Garbage Truck cycle and the other reflected events that are normally found

in refuse collection operations. The results were fuel economy improvement of 4.4 and 6.1 percent and a reduction of CO2 emissions of 4.3 and 5.6 percent respectively. Emisstar conducted testing in March of 2012, utilizing highly accurate and standard duty cycles with universal recognition across the industry. It was also noted that the test showed no negative impact to oil and transmission fluid temperatures. A complete copy of the report is available at www.evanscooling. com.

“Evans waterless coolants have shown to improve fuel economy by as much as 3 – 9 percent, substantially reducing

operating costs for fleets and owner operators,” according to Mike Tourville, Evans Marketing Director. “The report demonstrates that Evans can help reduce CO2 and particulate emissions.” A feature of Evans Heavy Duty Coolant is its higher boiling point of 375 degrees F, significantly higher than water-based coolants - allowing the engine to safely operate at slightly higher temperatures. The huge separation of the boiling point from the operating temperature enables raising the fan-on temperature

to 230° F, resulting in less fan-on time. The fans on heavy duty diesel engines draw a considerable amount of horsepower, using significant amounts of fuel. About Evans Cooling Systems, Inc. Evans Cooling Systems, Inc., headquartered in Sharon, CT, has focused on engine cooling for over 25 years. Evans is committed to maintaining a cleaner, safer environment, for all major heavy duty engine users. Please visit www.evanscooling. com, or call 1-860-6681114.


New Trailer AirRide Yoke ADB Suspensions


pringfield, Missouri – Ridewell is pleased to announce the expansion of the RAR-240 series of trailer air-ride suspensions. Now available for order are yoke mount suspensions designed specifically for use with Ridewell brand axles with Wabco PAN 22 air disc brakes. The new suspensions can also be used with IMT’s axles with Wabco Pan 22, 19, or 17 ADB, or Haldex ADB. Two new designs are

available for order. First, the yoke trailing arm beam that allows the brake actuator to be placed under the tail. A critical benefit of this design is that no modifications to the trailer frame beyond those typically done for a standard RAR-240 yoke suspension are required. Also, no change to the normal frame transition geometry is required. Compatible only with Wabco PAN 22 or Haldex ADB.

RAR-240 Part #2400209 (above) – 25,000 lb. capacity, ride height range 8.0” to 9.5”.

RAR-240 Part #2400209: 25,000 lb. capacity, ride height range 8.0” to 9.5”. When brake actuator ground clearance and protection are critical, the newly designed yoke trailing arm below has a “banana beam” that allows the brake actuator to be tucked between the beam and trailer frame. This design requires a more “squaredoff” frame transition to allow clearance for the actuator.

RAR-240 Part #2400210: 25,000 lb. capacity, ride height range 6.0” to 7.5”. RAR-240 Part #2400211: 25,000 lb. capacity, ride height range 7.5” to 9.0”. Ridewell manufactures suspensions for the truck, trailer, bus, and RV industries. The company supplies the North American community and many other countries worldwide. For more information visit www.ridewellcorp. com.


CIMC Containers & Chassis Available Anywhere in Canada


ississauga, Ontario - Trailer Wizards Ltd., C a n a d a ’s n a t i o n w i d e leader in trailer rentals and trailer sales, now have brand new CIMC containers and chassis available in Canada. The latest inventory includes: Tridem 40-53’ Expandable Chassis (Eastern Canada only), 53’ Domes-

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tic, Heated Containers, 53’ Domestic, Dry Containers Coming Soon: 53’ Domestic, Refrigerated Containers. “One of our goals here at Trailer Wizards is to be your one-stop-trailer-shop, coast to coast,” President Doug Vanderspek explained. “These containers and chassis will help us meet the growing

needs of our customers to provide intermodal as well as over-the-road solutions. Not to mention we’re one of the few companies with access to CIMC’s container parts on a weekly basis resulting in less down time for our customers’ fleets.” CIMC has over 40% market share in the international container busi-

ness and 56% market share in the dry marine container market. Established in 1980, CIMC has been the biggest container-manufacturing company in the world since 1996. CIMC’s products have become staples in the transportation industry through forward-thinking, long-lasting galvanized parts, and extensive detail

on exceptional product quality. Contact a Trailer Wizards Sales Representative for more details. If you’re planning ahead and would like to learn more about availability, call now 1-855-EASY-RLS (855.327.9757). Trailer Wizards Ltd. formed in 2010 as a result of the merger between

Lions Gate Trailers Ltd., Provincial Trailer Rentals, and other select providers that form a strategic network. Trailer Wizards Ltd. locations include Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Mississauga, Montréal, Moncton, Regina and Saskatoon. To learn more about Trailer Wizards, please visit www.


New Products & Services

HDS Compact Upright Hot Water Pressure Washer


amas, Washington - Kärcher, the w o r l d ’s l a r g e s t maker of cleaning equipment, has expanded its HDS series of hot water pressure washers to include a new entry-level Compact Upright design. The new HDS 1.7/12 Compact Upright is powerful and robust with unsurpassed maneuverability. The new model is compact, lightweight and easy to transport and features numerous useful details that make working with hot water high-pressure cleaners more convenient, intuitive and easier than ever. The 1200 psi, pressure washer produces 1.7 gallons per minute of 175°F water, while weighing in

at just 150lbs. The new Upright is ideal for craftsmen of all types, including: sanitary, air conditioning, bricklayers, painters, plasterers, light construction, and remodeling contractors; in addition to tire service centers, and metal working companies. These new machines feature enhanced: ergonomics, storage, user-friendliness, quality, mobility & efficiency. Available in 120V 15AMP power, each has been ETL safety certified to UL and CSA safety standards. Its innovative Upright design with ergonomic handle and large wheels make it easy to move, even over stairs and steps, moreover its compact design and integrated tilting

aid make it easy to load, transport and unload with just about any compact SUV. The HDS 1.7/12 has a considerably smaller footprint than other hot water models, allowing for use and storage in tight spaces. It has integrated spray lance storage, power cord hooks, mounting clip for detergent hose and nozzle compartment to make the unit simple and practical resulting in shorter prep times. Engineered to be the user-friendliest of hot water pressure washers, its central control panel has just three modes: off/cold/ hot. Its optical fuel level indicator makes it easy to fill when necessary,

and safety locks prevent fuel and oil from leaking during transport in the horizontal position. A robust 3-piston axial pump and brass cylinder head provide the unit with more

power and endurance, while a fine water filter and exhaust temperature sensor protect the unit from damage. Hot 175°F water significantly increases cleaning performance, while its triple nozzle power contour provides up to 40% more cleaning power, and its 92% efficient, statethe-art, burner technology uses 25% less fuel consumption. For over 75 years,

Kärcher has been a world leader in cleaning technology. Around the world, Kärcher is known for its Power, Quality and Innovation. Worldwide, Kärcher has over 40,000 sales and service outlets, in more than 190 countries, employing over 7,000 people, and generating over 2 billion dollars in annual revenues. To find out more about Kärcher’s commercial and industrial cleaning innovations, visit www.karcher. ca. For more information please contact Laura James, Director Marketing and Business Services of Kärcher Canada. You can call her at 905-6728233, x. 2228 or email laura.james@karcherna. com.


Next Generation of PACCAR Proprietary Engines for 2013


irkland, Washington - Kenworth is enhancing its engine line-up for 2013 with the addition of the next generation of PACCAR proprietary engines, which are designed to deliver industry-leading performance, reliability and fuel efficiency. Kenworth customers can now specify the new PACCAR MX-13, PACCAR PX-9 and PACCAR PX-7 engines on new Kenworth truck orders placed through Kenworth dealers in the United States and Canada for delivery in 2013. “The new engine lineup further strengthens Kenworth’s vertical integration,” said Judy McTigue, Kenworth Director of Marketing Planning and Research. “PACCAR’s latest engine technology provides efficient and productive performance for customers in a wide range

of truck applications.” PACCAR MX-13 The 12.9-liter PACCAR MX-13 engine is designed to meet the demands of heavy duty truck applications. The engine is available for Kenworth Class 8 models, including the Kenworth T660, T680, T700, T800 and W900. “The new PACCAR MX-13 engine offers a wide range of horsepower and torque ratings to meet customer power requirements. This engine opens the Kenworth door to additional customers in vocational applications, including logging, dumps and hauling applications over 100,000 lbs.,” said McTigue. The engine’s horsepower and torque begin at 380 hp and 1,450 lb-ft, respectively. The PACCAR MX-13 util-

izes the latest common rail, fuel-delivery technology, which enables injection pressures of

regulate the fuel in a central manifold, only compressing the amount of fuel mix-

up to 2,500 bar and significantly enhances fuel efficiency and performance. The common rail fuel system uses controls to

ture needed. The result is finer fuel atomization and more ways to optimize combustion, ensuring the lowest possible fuel consumption, emission and noise levels. PACCAR PX-9 The 8.9-liter PACCAR PX-9 engine is available for Kenworth medium

and heavy duty trucks, including the Kenworth T270, T370, T440, T470 and W900S. The PX-9 possesses one of the highest power-to-weight ratios in its class, with heavyduty features such as replaceable wet liners, roller cam followers, bypass oil filtration and targeted pistoncooling. The PACCAR PX-9 offers ratings from 260 to 380 hp and provides up to 1,250 lb-ft of torque. The engine delivers the durability and efficiency necessary to help lower operating expenses, reduce maintenance and increase productivity. PACCAR PX-7 The 6.7-liter PACCAR PX-7 engine is available for Kenworth’s medium duty conventional and c a b ov e r l i n e - u p . T h e engine offers ratings of

200 to 325-hp and up to 750 lb-ft of torque for the Kenworth T170, T270 and T370. For the Kenworth K270 and K370 cabovers, PACCAR PX-7 ratings are 220-hp /520 lb-ft, 240-hp/560 lb-ft and 250-hp/660 lb-ft. The PACCAR PX-7 delivers superior performance, minimizes operational costs and maximizes uptime for medium duty customers. The PACCAR MX-13, PACCAR PX-9 and PACCAR PX-7 replace the PACCAR MX, PACCAR PX-8 and PACCAR PX-6, respectively. The new engines are undergoing extensive testing and dealer service technicians will receive engine training to help provide excellent customer support. Ke n w o r t h ’s I n t e r n e t home page is at, Kenworth, A PACCAR Company.


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Atlantic Truck Show

Atlantic Truck Show Rolls Into Moncton June 7–8, 2013


oncton, New Brunswick The Atlantic Truck Show (ATS) will be rolling into the Hub City June 7–8, 2013. The Moncton Coliseum will play host to Atlantic Canada’s largest and most inclusive trucking show. In 2011, nearly 12,000 visitors streamed through the gates during the twoday event and they did not leave disappointed. Visitors and exhibitors

alike are still talking about the success of that edition and Show Management plans to meet or exceed that in 2013. The 2013 event, which is the 15th edition, promises to be an outstanding business opportunity and will surely ramp up sales. The ATS is where decision makers come to source out new products and to see the latest in commercial truck and tr an s po r ta ti o n e qu ip -

ment. Fleet managers, truck buyers and distributors want to talk with sales and technical staff face to face to plan their next purchase. This has become THE mustattend industry event. “The market in Atlantic Canada is thriving,” says Show Manager Mark Cusack. “This was evident at the Atlantic Heavy Equipment Show in 2012 and if the last edition of the Atlantic Truck

Show was any indication, this should be a banner year as well,” explained Cusack. “Exhibit sales are way ahead of our last edition at this stage of the game. We are sitting at nearly 75% sold out at this point and we could not be more pleased,” said Cusack. Many trucking and logistic companies in the region are in growth mode, which means they

will be modernizing and expanding their fleets and facilities. Companies are hunting for new talent and the show will also return with the “Recruiting Here” feature. Visitors will be encouraged to come with resume in hand and to meet with HR representatives from companies who are hiring. The ATS is the ideal venue to witness the launch of the newest and

most innovative products on the market that are paramount to the trucking and transportation industry, including trucks, trailers, engine components and parts manufacturers, as well as services catering to the heavy and medium duty truck industry. Vi s i t w w w. a t l a n t i c for updates and all the exciting details! The truck stops here!


Highway 11 Twinning Project Scrapped


redericton, New Brunswick - New Brunswick’s Tory government has scrapped the twinning of the entire stretch of highway between Miramichi and Shediac. Instead, Transportation Minister Claude Williams says the big project will be downscaled, with more passing lanes introduced in the longest stretch between Bouctouche and Glenwood, just outside Miramichi. “With the financial shape the province is in, we can’t afford to do the entire project,” Williams said. “The price has gone well over $1 billion since the original estimate was done in 2008, thanks to inflation and increased costs.” The Liberals criticized the decision, pointing to Williams’ own words when he was an opposition critic during the Graham government years between 2006 and 2010.

“He accused our government of not moving fast enough on this issue and not making it a priority,” said interim Liberal leader Victor Boudreau. “He said it was an essential tool for economic development for northern New Brunswick. For him to all of a sudden to say it’s not that important and to do only a half-job on the highway is not acceptable.” During their mandate, the Liberals had prioritized the twinning of Route 1 between St. Stephen and Saint John because they considered it an economic gateway project that would drive trade between New Brunswick and the rich New England market. Second in line was Route 11, which they had planned to twin this past summer. Their plans were foiled by the Progressive Conservative election victory of 2010. David Alward’s Tory government

has made eliminating the province’s deficit a top priority and pledges to have it down to zero by the end of its term in 2014. The premier has said repeatedly that the Liberals had set up the province for a $1-billion deficit before his government began ratcheting back spending. Williams said it was still a priority to twin the entire length of Route 11, but most of it will have to be put off until the province’s finances are better. The provincial government has already purchased most of the land needed to twin the entire 128-kilometre length, which has been the scene of several fatal accidents and moose collisions in recent years. The Department of Transportation estimates that 15,000 vehicles use the section between Shediac and Bouctouche, a stretch many commuters use for working in Metro Moncton. The traffic count

also goes up in the 10 kilometres or so between the unincorporated community of Glenwood and Miramichi. Under the new plan, these two spots will still be twinned. Fewer vehicles - about 6,000 - drive along the lengthiest portion that skirts Kouchibouguac National Park all the way to Bouctouche, where more passing lanes will be introduced. The province is still talking to Ottawa about costsharing the mini-version of the twinning project. Williams met with his federal transport counterpart, Denis Lebel, last spring, and Alward has also broached the subject with Prime Minister Stephen Harper on several occasions. “We are getting all our information together to make sure we have a solid file, so we can get together again to have a discussion

with the federal government to share the cost,” Williams said. “I’m optimistic because the federal government has already initiated discussions with the provinces on its next big infrastructure program. We’re confident and we’ll be ready.” The Liberal leader said the Tories had already had two years to forge a deal. “They need to bring their federal cousins to the table like they promised they would do,” Boudreau said. “It’s bad enough that it looks like we won’t get any compensation for the Point Lepreau nuclear plant refurbishment and now we can’t get funding for Route 11. There’s a problem there. “If there’s any way we can stop northern New Brunswick from emptying itself to southern New Brunswick and other parts of the country, it’s by stimulating the economy and this is one project that

would do that.” The minister’s own riding of Kent South will be the largest beneficiary of the latest twinning plan, a fact that made him smile when a reporter asked him about it. “I’ve been elected since 2001 and I said in the very first election I would make this my priority,” he said. “The premier at the time, Bernard Lord, said up until the election of 2006 that the twinning of Route 11 would be next in line after the twinning of Route 2. Unfortunately, the Liberals won in 2006 and switched the priority to Route 1.” Williams said he’s always made it clear that twinning Route 11 was the most important highway project in New Brunswick. “ I t ’s n o t j u s t a b o u t Claude Williams being the local MLA - it’s about providing a safe highway connecting north and south.”


New Brunswick - Transportation & Infrastructure

Middle River Bridge in Bathurst Will Re-Open in Spring


athurst, New Brunswick - The replacement of the Middle River Bridge in Bathurst will be completed in the spring of 2013. “Replacing the Middle

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River Bridge in Bathurst is taking more time than originally planned due to a delay in the supply of the steel structure,” said Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Claude Williams. “A new

modular bridge will be installed this winter, but concrete for the deck, barrier walls, and the asphalt wearing surface will not be placed until spring 2013 when weather conditions per-

mit.” Williams said there should be no increased costs to taxpayers as a result of the delay in opening the new bridge. Construction work began in April

2012 and was originally scheduled to be completed this fall. The $2 million project involves replacement of the two-lane bridge on Riverside Drive. The old Middle River Bridge was

built in 1956. A detour will continue throughout the winter months and signage will remain in place. The maximum length of the detour is about five kilometres.


Maritime Report

Big Trucker Turn-out for Maritime Convoys By George Fullerton


his past autumn truckers came out in strength to support two worthy fund raising causes, and through their participation raised nearly $40,000. Jo-Anne Phillips lead the organizing committee for Convoy For Hope Atlantic which saw nearly fifty power units convoy from the Salisbury New Brunswick Big Stop to the Aulac New Brunswick Big Stop in September. Trucks from New Brunswick, Nova

Scotia and Prince Edward Island participated in the event. Leonard Roberts, from Salisbury, New Brunswick collected the highest pledged amount for $2,000 and had the honour of donning a beautiful pink gown and taking his place as lead truck for the 2012 Convoy. “It was very exciting to witness the trucker turnout for the event and to experience the energy they put into gathering pledges. At the end of the

day our Convoy for Hope raised $25, 000 for cancer research” explained JoAnne Phillips. Jo-Anne said that one of the highlights of the event was the cancer survivors who publicly shared their survival experience with truckers and the public who turned out to support the event as they gathered in crowds and cheered on overpasses. Convoy for Hope funds go to breast, colon, prostrate and lung cancer research. Next year, Jo-Anne will be looking for a PEI Convoy for Hope to cross Confederation Bridge to meet up with the New Brunswick Convoy. Jo-Anne also thanked law enforcement agencies. “In addition to being a very successful fundraising effort, organizers were delighted to receive letters from the Department of Transportation, and the RCMP remarking on this important fund raising effort, as well as the professional, considerate and safe manner in which the Convoy was conducted.” In Nova Scotia, event organizer Anne Marie Shannon reported that the Convoy for Special Olym-

pics in that province was a success that reached beyond organizers’ expectations. “ We h a d f i f t y - s e v e n trucks registered for our event and raised $19,000 to support Special Olym-

pians. We are delighted with the support that the trucking industry brought to the event, the first time Nova Scotia actively participated in the World’s Largest Convoy for the Special Olympics, and which also incorporates a number of individual Convoys all across North America” she said. Shannon expressed gratitude for support from the Halifax Regional Po-

lice Force and RCMP. She went on to extend gratitude to CFB Shearwater for logistical support and opening their facilities to assemble the convoy that traveled through the streets of Dartmouth. Several convoy truckers delighted special Olympians by taking them as passengers for the convoy. Athletes also conducted a vote to choose the best truck in the convoy. The event concluded with a

BBQ, live entertainment and good old fashion family fun. Look for a bigger Nova Scotia Convoy for Special Olympics on September 21, 2013.

While Richard Deyong, driver for Plus Four Trucking & Carrier Services, was looking to take his place as lead truck for garnering the most pledges, he became aware that one special Olympian named Andrew was securing last minute pledges to reach lead truck position for a company that sponsors his Olympic participation. Realizing this Olympian’s ambition, Richard had Andrew accompany him in the lead position and earned the distinction of Olympian friend for life. In addition to the Nova Scotia and New Brunswick convoys, Ontario, Manitoba and Saskatchewan held similar events, joining with seventeen additional convoys across the US. In total, 1,461 trucks participated in the World’s Largest Convoy for Special Olympics 2012 and raised $525,000.


Nova Scotia - Transportation & Infrastructure Renewal

$13.5-Million Contract Awarded for Indian Sluice Bridge


rivers to and from Surettes Island in Yarmouth County will soon enjoy more convenient travel with a new, two-lane Indian Sluice Bridge. It will replace the onelane bridge and mean less traffic delays during repairs as one lane can be left open. The province continues to invest in communities and create good jobs. This $13,533,445 contract for the 189-metre bridge was awarded to Dexter Construction Co. Ltd. A sketch of the new Indian Sluice Bridge (also

known as Surettes Island Bridge) is available online at Photos/2012/nov/IndianSluice-Bridge.jpg. “We realize how important this new bridge is to the community and we’re pleased we’ve been able to move up the original schedule as part of our five–year highway improvement plan,” said Maurice Smith, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal. “It was originally planned to be tendered next year, but the work was moved ahead and residents can look forward to the new

bridge opening in the summer of 2014.” “As chair of the Indian Sluice Bridge Replacement Committee and a resident of Surettes Island,

I am ecstatic with this announcement,” said Earl Muise. “The new two-lane bridge will be a milestone in our community’s history and development.”

Replacing the bridge is part of government’s 5-Year Highway Improvement Plan and the jobsHere economic development plan. They create

jobs and improve highway infrastructure for residents, visitors, businesses and industries. The plan is available at


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

Air Conditioning & Heating: Sales & Service

Bankruptcies & Debt Consolidation

Account & Records Management

Rumanek & Company Ltd.

Bookkeeping For Your Business & Personal Finances Toll Free: 888.644.2333

1280 Finch Ave. West, Suite 714

Advocates & Lobbyists

The Truckers’ Voice

North York, ON M3J 3K6

Wilson Instruments Ltd.

Tel: 416.665.3328

43 Crowe Bay Heights, R. R. 2 Campbellford, ON K0L 1L0 Toll Free: 877.467.4440 Tel: 705.653.2403 Fax: 705.653.5560

Fax: 416.665.7634

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

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


Beka Lube Products Inc.

150 South Service Road Stoney Creek, ON L8E 3H6 Toll Free: 800.268.5076 Tel: 905.573.3101 26    December 2012

Toll Free: 877.743.5888 Tel: 416.626.1794 Fax: 416.626.5512


(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

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


compliance services

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 driver services, recruitment & employment

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 Fasteners, Fittings, Hose & Shop Maintenance

Cross Border Services

6176 Atlantic Drive, Mississauga, ON L4C 1W2 Toll Free: 800.668.3773

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


Tel: 905.670.4488 Fax: 905.670.2748 clutch products

S.E.T.I. Imports Inc. 81 Tremaine Road Milton, ON L9T 2W8 Tel: 905.878.7161 Fax: 905.878.7730 or

DPF Cleaning

J D Factors

cargo control products

Mover’s Equipment & Supplies 50 Admiral Blvd. Mississauga, ON L5T 2W1 Tel: 905.671.2355 Toll Free: 800.668.5458 Fax: 905.671.2358

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.


Flo Components Ltd.

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

factoring, finance & foreign exchange

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

DPF Cleaning Specialists

Etobicoke, ON M9C 4V9 “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

Fil-Mor Automotive & Clutch Products Ltd.

compliance services


299 Mill Road, Unit 1510

SKF Lubrication Solutions Niagara Service & Supply Ltd.

buildings - all steel pre-engineered

A-Z Technical Building Systems Inc.


Manwin Enterprises Inc.

automated Lubrication systems

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

clutch products

Clutch Distribution Centre Inc. 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

Drakkar Human Resources


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

F.B. Feeney Hardware

1131 Derry Road East “Serving the industrial and trucking Mississauga, ON L5T 1P3 aftermarket since 1952.” Toll Free: 877.372.5527 32 Carnforth Road Tel: 905.795.1397 Toronto, ON M4A 2K7 Fax: 905.795.1391 Toll Free: 800.363.0639 Tel: 416.750.4610 Fax: 416.750.4164 •••

Kee Human Resources 6760 Davand Drive, Unit 9 Mississauga, ON L5T 2L9 Toll Free: 800.661.0377 Tel: 905.670.3426 Fax: 905.670.3436 www. Emergency Road Services


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

ICC The Compliance Center Inc. Dangerous Goods Supplies & Services. 205 Matheson Blvd. East, Unit 7 Mississauga, ON L4Z 1X8 Toll Free: 888.977.4834 Tel: 905.890.7228 Fax: 905.890.7070

Emergency Road Services Corporation 3413 Wolfedale Road, Suite 5 Mississauga, ON L5C 1Z8 Toll Free: 877.377.2262 Tel: 905.277.2377 Fax: 905.277.2378

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

insurance brokers

Dalton Timmis Insurance Group

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 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

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

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


insurance brokers

Rainbow Insurance Brokers Inc In the Truck Insurance Business for 18 years. 40 Division Road North, R.R. 3, Cottam, ON N0R 1B0 Tel: 519.839.6588 Fax: 519.839.6087


insurance brokers

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


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


Prolab Technolub Inc. 4531 Rue Industrielle Thetford Mines, QC G6H 2J1 Toll Free: 800.795.2777 Tel: 416.423.2777 Fax: 418.423.7619 Fuel & Lubricants Direct

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

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

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

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


Best Miles Ahead

Permits & services

lubricants (synthetic)

Erb and Erb Insurance Brokers Ltd.

Baizana Insurance Brokers


Bryson & Associates Insurance Brokers Ltd. Bryson Insurance & Financial Services Ltd. “For All Your Trucking Insurance Needs. Transportation Insurance, Fleet Safety Management Services, Bonds, Health, Drug, Dental, Life & Disability Insurance. Same Day Quotes up to 10 units.” Toll Free: 800.661.5196 Fax: 905.426.4959

Hallmark Insurance Brokers Ltd. “The Transit Authority” 10 Konrad Crescent Markham, ON, L3R 8T7 Toll Free: 800.492.4070 Tel: 905.475.4070 Fax: 905.944.0273

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



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

Krown Corporate 35 Magnum Drive Schomberg, ON L0G 1T0 Toll Free: 800.267.5744 Tel: 905.939.8750 Fax: 905.939.8710 tarps & tarping systems


NOCO Lubricants LP HUB International Ontario Ltd.

Transportation Insurance 33 Princess Street, Suite 501 Leamington, ON N8H 5C5 Canadian Insurance Brokers Inc. Toll Free: 800.463.4700 1 Eglinton Ave. East, Suite 415 Tel: 519.326.9339 Toronto, ON M4P 3Z1 Fax: 519.326.0128 Tel: 416.486.0951 Fax: 416.489.5311 •••

“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

1595 Lobsinger Line, R. R. 1 Waterloo, ON N2J 4G8 Toll Free: 800.824.4115 Fax: 888.626.7843


ON-Board truck Scales

Cramaro Tarpaulin Systems

De-On Supply Inc. #

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



Blue Water West Ltd. Suppliers of Esso Fuel and Mobil Lubricants to all sizes of businesses large or small, stationary or on the go, on land or at sea. 3100 Underhill Avenue Burnaby, BC V5A 3C6 Tel: 604.420.4331 Fax: 604.420.4137

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

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

RP Oil Limited

Vulcan On-Board Scales

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

Load Covering Solutions Ltd. “Keeping You Covered” 5499 Harvester Road Burlington, ON L7L 5V4 Toll Free: 800.465.8277 Tel: 905.335.2012 Fax: 905.335.8499 December 2012   27

tarps & tarping systems

Trison Tarps 130 Copernicus Blvd. Brantford, ON N3P 1L9 Toll Free: 866.948.2777 Tel: 519.720.9464 Fax: 519.720.9468 tire & wheel service & equipmenT

towing services

Stellar Roadside Assistance Ltd. 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

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 tire balancing

Counteract Balancing Beads 13029 – 8th Line Georgetown, ON L7G 4S4 Toll Free: 800.572.8952 Tel: 905.873.3339 Fax: 905.873.3088 tire Pressure Monitoring Systems (TPMS)

HawksHead Systems Inc. Real-time pressure & temperature readings; wireless to the driver’s seat; for semi-trucks, trailers, RV’s & more. Alarms for deflation & temperatures. 10381 Parkwood Drive Rosedale, BC V0X 1X0 Toll Free: 888.321.TPMS Fax: 888.909.9857 towing services

towing services

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


trailer manufacturers [ tankers ]

Transport Companies

Bedard Tankers Inc.

Carmen Transportation Group

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

K.B.W. Towing


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

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.

Kingston, ON Toll Free: 888.221.3672 Tel: 613.384.2572


A Towing Service Ltd.

Smartway Trailer Rentals

“Being off the road will cost you time & money. Fight your tickets and keep your driver’s abstract clean. For free consultation contact us by phone or visit our website.“ 94 Indian Road

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

Toronto, ON M6R 2V4 Tel: 416.201.1195 Fax: 416.907.1683 www.torontoparalegalprofessionals. com trailer manufacturers

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

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


Transportation Training

International Truckload Services Inc. 107 Bellevue Drive, Box 1450

Fax: 613.961.1255 or 888.485.6487


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

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


Yanke Group of Companies Titan Trailers

27 Automatic Road,

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

Brampton, ON L6S 5N8


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

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


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

Tel: 519.662.2710 Fax: 519.662.3316

Kee Training Academy 6760 Davand Drive, Unit 9 Mississauga, ON L5T 2L9 Toll Free: 800.661.0377 Tel: 905.670.3426 Toll Free Fax: 866.329.5331 Fax: 905.670.3436

Belleville, ON K8N 5J1

Transport Companies 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

Toll Free: 800.665.2653

Tel: 613.961.5144

MG Paralegal Professionals


Toll Free: 800.267.1888

Traffic Offences

Gervais Towing & Recovery


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

Centennial College

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

290 Hamilton Road New Hamburg, ON N3A 1A2

24 Hour Emergency Service



Erb Group of Companies Refrigerated Transportation Specialists

Pat Rogers Towing

“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

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



Action Automotive, Towing & Recovery

Fort Garry Industries

Transportation Training

Toll Free: 800.373.6678 Tel: 905.791.1369 ext 3747 Fax: 905.791.1278

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

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

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

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


truck delivery

truck parts & supplies


Compass Vehicle Delivery Inc. 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

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

Fort Garry Industries Niagara Truck & Trailer Inc. Specializing in walking floor repairs. Open weekdays 7am-midnight 2170 Allanport Road Allanburg, ON L0S 1A0 Tel: 905.227.8782 Fax: 905.227.8789

Contact: Robert Labute 5044 Walker Road, Ontario Truck Training Academy Windsor, ON, N9A 6J3 (Oshawa) Tel: 519.737.0444 Contact: Dennis Lagrois Fax: 519.737.0445 truck CUSTOMIZING 199 Wentworth Street East, Friendly Truck Driving School Oshawa ON L1H 3V6 Contact: Thiru Mahalingam Ontario Truck Driving School Toll Free: 800.753.2284 850 Tapscott Road, Unit 9 (Chatham) Scarborough, ON M1Z 1N4 Tel: 905.723.1237 Contact: Admissions Officer Tel: 416.291.9075 Fax: 905.723.1245 Quality Custom 1005 Richmond Street, Fax: 416.291.1144 12 Clarke Blvd. Chatham, ON N7M 5J5 Brampton, ON L6W 1X3 Toll Free: 800.263.4777 Ontario Truck Training Academy Tel: 905.451.8550 Tel: 519.355.0077 Greater Ottawa Truck Training (Peterborough) Fax: 905.451.7627 Fax: 866.800.6837 Contact: Shahram Dowlatshahi Contact: Dennis Lagrois 5 Caesar Avenue 365 Lansdowne Street East, Unit 3 Ottawa, ON K2G 0A8 Peterborough, ON K9L 2A3 Tel: 613.727.4688 Ontario Truck Driving School truck delivery Fax: 613.727.5997 Toll Free: 800.939.1463 (London) Contact: Admissions Officer Tel: 705.743.1888 Forklift & Heavy Equipment Fax: 705.743.1875 Jay’s Professional Truck Training Available Training Centre 427 Exeter Road, Contact: Jay or Chandrika London, ON N6E 2Z3 S afety T ruck Training School Ltd 589 Middlefield Road, Unit 11 Toll Free: 800.263.4777 Contact: Yogan Sockalingam Scarborough, ON M1V 4Y6 Tel: 519.858.9338 Tel: 416.299.9638 4 Wilkinson Road, 2nd Floor Fax: 519.858.0920 Fax: 416.609.9814 Brampton, ON L6T 4M3 Tel: 905.793.9546 Fax: 905.793.6426 Ontario Truck Driving School Kim Richardson Transportation (Niagara-on-the-Lake) Specialists Inc. Acadian Driveaway Contact: Admissions Officer Heavy equipment & forklift also 185 Carrier Drive (Truck and Bus Course Info) available. Tri-County Truck Driver Toronto, ON M9W 5N5 Contact: Admissions Officer Contact: Roxanne Wilkieson Training (Heavy Equipment Info) Toll Free: 800.668.1879 172 Argyle Street N., Upper Level, Contact: Richard Wynia 281 Queenston Road, Tel: 416.679.1977 Caledonia, ON N3W 2J7 480 Waydom Drive Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0 Fax: 416.679.1988 Toll Free: 800.771.8171 Ayr, ON N0B 1E0 Toll Free: 800.263.4777 Tel: 905.765.3445 Toll Free: 800.265.0400 Tel: 905.685.1117 Fax: 905.765.1444 Tel: 519.653.1700 Fax: 905.641.0533 ••• Fax: 519.622.4002 Kim Richardson Transportation Specialists Inc. Ontario Truck Driving School Heavy equipment & forklift also (Oldcastle) Valley Driver Training available. Drive Star Shuttle Systems Ltd. Contact: Admissions Officer Contact: Jamie Fitchett Contact: Roxanne Wilkieson 23 Industrial Drive 2155 Fasan Drive, 634 Ireland Road, 99 Cote Blvd. Caledonia, ON N3W 1H8 Oldcastle, ON, N0R 1L0 Simcoe, ON N3Y 4K8 Hanmer, ON P3P 1L9 Toll Free: 866.425.4440 Toll Free: 866.410.0333 Toll Free: 800.771.8171 Tel: 705.969.8848 Tel: 289.285.3021 Tel: 519.258.0333 Tel: 519.426.8260 ext. 232 Fax: 705.969.0584 Fax: 289.285.3026 Fax: 519.258.9065 Fax: 519.428.3112

Sales and NSM certified installation of snow plows, sanders, mixers, dump bodies and more. truck Exhaust systems


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 Inkster Blvd. R. R. #2 Stn Main, Winnipeg, MB R3C 2E6 Toll Free: 800.282.8044 Tel: 204.632.8261 Fax: 204.956.1786 Saskatchewan


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


Texis Truck Exhaust

Fort Garry Industries

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


truck lighting & accessories

Grote Industries Co.

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


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

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

truck parts & supplies

Fort Garry Industries

Discount Truck Parts Ltd.

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

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

Fort Garry Industries

grande prairie


Fort Garry Industries 5701-63rd Avenue Lloydminster, AB T9V 3B8 Toll Free: 800.661.9709 Tel: 780.875.9115 Fax: 780.875.1403 December 2012   29

AC Global Systems

truck parts & supplies


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

truck sales, leasing, parts & service

Gerry’s Truck Centre “Your Complete Transportation Business Partner.” 4049 Eastgate Cres. London, ON N6L 1B7 Toll Free: 800.363.4380 Tel: 519.652.2100 Fax: 519.652.6593


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


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

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

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



Canada-Wide Parts Distributors Ltd Canada’s leading supplier of Powertrain Components.

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

Canada Powertrain



truck transmissions, differentials & pto’s

1261A Shawson Drive Mississauga, ON L4W 1C4 Toll Free: 877.564.3116

Tel: 905.564.3116

Surgenor Truck Centre

Fax: 905.564.3119

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



Truck tire sales & service

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


Toronto, ON M9W 4Y9

Ontario Regional Office Over 100 Truck Tire Service Centres Across Canada 520 Abilene Drive Shield Truck Accessories Mississauga, ON L5T 2H7 P. O. Box 281 Toll Free: 800.465.0618 Aylmer, ON N5H 2R9 Tel: 905.564.5171 Toll Free: 866.617.0201 Fax: 905.564.5175 Tel: 519.765.2828 Fax: 519.765.2821 truck transmissions, differentials & truck sales, leasing, pto’s parts & service

Toll Free: 800.387.4883 Tel: 416.675.2268

truck Wash Systems

Awash Systems Corp. Automatic Wash Systems & Water Treatment Recycling Systems

Burlington, ON L7P 0A4

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

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Our new series of device (pictured) is engineered with CDMA and GSM technology to deliver the high reliability needed to help streamline operations, reduce costs associated with service

and maintenance of vehicles, improve driver safety and customer response. It is designed as a universal solution for 24/7 visibility and continuoustracking. Key features of the device (pictured) are: Internal or external cellular and GPS antenna options for easy and covert installation, High sensitivity GPS, 20,000 buffered message log, Dual serial ports, Garmin® FMI support, Power management sleep modes, and Automatic, over-the-air configuration and firmware download. What makes this product different to others in the market? Our new device is an Enterprise Class Device for High Reliability, it has; CDMA technology provided on the Rogers Network throughout Canada and is compatible to function for transit in the United States,

internal antennas for easy installation or covert installation, optional support for Garmin navigation/ Two-Way messaging and optional support for PTO. Instead of having different devices throughout your fleet, this device will meet the needs of almost any GPS F l e e t Ve h i c l e Tracking company requirement. To mitigate liability to your company, all employers want to know where their asset is travelling at a company approved speed and is it idling unnecessarily because excess idling costs the employer $6 per hour, per asset. Note AC Global Systems also has asset trackers for stationary equipment, even portable assets (e.g. port-apotties). Already have devices installed in your fleet but like this product? No problem! We have a knockout program which replaces your current fleet for little to no capital cost. We offer no contracts as we are confident out product will satisfy your needs. If it doesn’t we offer a 30 day money back guarantee! Be sure to contact AC Global Systems on 877.364.2333 to see how we can help you save up to 30% on fuel costs alone.



Kenworth Adds PeopleNet

2211 Brant Street, P.O. Box 20070,

Arrow Truck Sales


C Global Systems, based in Trail BC, specialises in GPS solutions for your fleet and assets and are the Western Canada Master distributors of this product. Recently, we have implemented a rental system to be able to monitor your fleet with no hardware costs. With the rental program comes a new device which is built to receive updates directly to the device, meaning you don’t have to replace the device when new technology is released! Our devices and web based software are designed to get the most out of your work force, with most of our clients seeing a return on their investment within 90 days. This is an operational savings, not a capital cost because fuel savings is 20 to 30%. Our rental program is designed to help businesses reap the benefits of fleet monitoring at the lowest cost available in Western Canada. We can have you up and running within 2 weeks (allowing shipping and installation times). Currently the program is available on our new device featured in this article (and pictured) and comes with an industry first lifetime warranty.


customized to your requirements.

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

Western Canada Master Distributors of GPS Solutions

Toll Free: 800.265.7405



i r k l a n d , Wa s h ington – Kenworth has added a PeopleNet ® pre-wire option for the Kenworth Class 8 T660, T800 and W900. PeopleNet is a leading provider of innovative and integrated onboard computing and mobile communications systems for effective fleet management. The company provides fleets with real-time automated tools that can help to enhance safety and

compliance, reduce operating costs and improve customer service. Automatic vehicle location, lane departure notification, onboard event recording, remote vehicle shutdown, speed monitoring, and vehicle management are some key PeopleNet applications available with its onboard computer. The Kenworth option includes an adaptor for J1939 to communicate to J1708 for use by the

system. The pre-wire is compatible with all versions of the display units. For more details, contact your Kenworth dealer or visit the PeopleNet website, Kenworth also offers many pre-wire options for Qualcomm systems to accommodate customer needs. Ke n w o r t h ’s I n t e r n e t home page is at www., Kenworth, a PACCAR company.


‘Twas the Night of a 1973 Cuda By Wendy Morgan-McBride


was the night before Christmas 2011 and all through the AutoTrend shop things were a stirring. The paint guns were loaded, the trigger waiting to spray a beautiful sub lime green with black accent for a very deserving ‘73 Cuda 383 which stood waiting. Silvio Tanti and his wife Brigitte and family are not novice hobbyists of classic cars. They have owned a few, and they even traded their 73 Charger for the Cuda you see here. Brigitte found the car on Kijiji and negotiated with the previous owner in Brantford, Ontario. Silvio works as a body and paint man and has worked on many classics over the years. In fact, a few of my previous articles were vehicles he helped restore and I am sure this won’t be my last encounter with his work. On Christmas Eve last year, instead of doing the traditional family get together and sitting at home wrapping presents,

visiting, and enjoying the season, the family spent their evening painting and clear coating their 73 Cuda from a Panther Pink to its present state. Affectionately nicknamed “My Baby,” the Tanti family love showing and driving their muscle car. Silvio always loved the look of muscle cars, the adventures of driving them, and his love of bringing classics back to the pristine condition of their historical era. Silvio has done just that with this beauty. He changed the motor from a 340 to a 383 4-speed with a 727 transmission. The chassis is original and the car has just over 121,000 miles on it. Working a year on the car, mostly over the winter months with Cody and Joe, they re-did everything; the wiring, lights, body, glass and the interior which sports a black colour to match the accents of the car. This past summer the hard work paid off with receipt of two people’s choice awards. Silvio estimates all the time and labor he and his family put into this car

is worth about $35,000, but don’t even think about asking if they will sell. It is “NOT AVAILABLE!” The price for a 1973 Plymouth Barracuda was between $2,940 and $3,125 when they were new. Weighing in at 3,130 lbs and a top speed of 93.225 m/h, these cars could leave a black streak a mile long. Total production for Plymouth in 1973 was just over 880,000 with over 11,500 of those being the hardtop coupe Cuda. From 1970 through 1974 the series was produced using an E-body construction. The interior was given a floorshifter, vinyl semi-bucket seats and rear seating. The rear seats folded down, allowing ample space for cargo. The Plymouth Cuda was a two-door coupe that was manufactured by the Plymouth division of Chrysler from 1964 to 1974. The first-generation Barracuda, a fastback Abody coupe based on the Plymouth Valiant, had a distinctive wraparound back glass and was available from 1964–1966. The 1970–1974 E-body Cuda, no longer Valiant-based, was available as a coupe and a convertible, both of which were very different from the previous models. The final model year for the Cuda was 1974. With a new grille, single headlights and four circular taillights for 1972, the Barracuda would remain basically unchanged through to 1974, with new body side stripes and minor changes to the bumpers to conform to federal impact standards. These were the only significant variations. Big Block engines, heavy duty suspensions, rear

axles, and large tires and wheels were no longer offered. Additionally, convenience/comfort items such as power seats, power windows, and interior upgrade options were dropped, though a sun roof could still be ordered. As with other American vehicles of the time, there was a progressive decrease in the Cuda’s performance. To meet increasingly stringent safety and exhaust emission regulations, big-block engine options were discontinued. The remaining engines were detuned year by year to reduce exhaust emissions, which also reduced their power output. There was also an increase in weight as bumpers became larger. Beginning in 1970, all E body doors were equipped with heavy steel side-impact protection beams. Higher fuel prices and performancecar insurance surcharges deterred many buyers as the interest in high performance cars waned. There were few visible differences between 1972 and 1973 Barracudas such as the side marker light positions were slightly changed, a ‘Cuda bodyside stripe had a flat bottom edge, and there were impact-absorbing black rubber bumper guards. The latter didn’t detract much from the lines of the original thin-line bumpers. But then, they didn’t offer much extra protection either, except in head (or tail) on situations. The men who designed the ‘Cuda drove it around Chrysler HQ and everybody liked it - except for Carroll Shelby. He didn’t

like the idea of Plymouth making their own version of the Shelby Charger. He said it would take away the feeling of being special owning a Shelby Charger. Since Chrysler didn’t want to offend Shelby this early in their relationship, the Cuda was dropped. All I can say about Carroll Shelby is that he missed the boat on being offended. This is not a car to offend anyone! With its style and power it is sure to make an impact on generations to come. Tradition is what you make it, but family unity is sure to make any tradition,

new or old, a memory. Upon seeing this car, which gave me a different reflection on Christmas with its sub lime color, it reminded me of the Grinch, giggles, and the love this family has for this car and the time they share together. I can honestly say this is a true Christmas blessing. With that being said, Santa shouted on that faithful Christmas Eve, “Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good-night!” I wish you all a very safe and special Christmas and whatever the tradition, I am sure the memories will be many.


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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








Grande Prairie




Flying J Cardlock

Flying J Cardlock

Flying J Travel Plaza

Strathmore Husky Travel Centre

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


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


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


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).

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


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


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

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


Flying J Cardlock 2525 – 23rd Street NE, Calgary, AB T2E 7M1 Tel: 403.250.3835 32    December 2012

Red Deer

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

Drayton Valley

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).

Flying J Cardlock 5109 – 63rd Avenue, Lloydminster, AB T9V 2E7 Tel: 780.875.2990 Parking for 12, Showers (2).


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.


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


Flying J Dealer

5721 – 44th Street

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

Lloydminster, AB T9V 0B3 Tel: 780.872.7089

Medicine Hat

Flying J Cardlock


Flying J Cardlock

Flying J Travel Plaza

561 – 15th Street SW

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

Medicine Hat, AB T1A 4W2 Tel: 403.527.5561


Petro Canada Card Lock

Flying J Cardlock

Medicine Hat, AB

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

Tel: 403.527.6411 Fax: 403.529.1660 Showers.


Nisku Truck Stop

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

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.

Strathmore 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.

Flying J Travel Plaza


1802 – 10 Avenue, SW

Fort McMurray

345 Sakitawaw Trail, Fort McMurray, AB T9H 4E4 Tel: 780.743.3545

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

Sherwood Park

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

Flying J Cardlock

Annacis Island

Flying J Travel Plaza

AgCom Petroleum Fuel Sales


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

Husky Travel Centre


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

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

Flying J Cardlock

Flying J Dealer



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

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

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.

British Columbia

Husky Travel Centre

High Level

Calgary Husky Travel Centre

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

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

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.

RoadKing Travel Centre Strathcona Inc. 26 Strathmoor Drive Sherwood Park, AB T8H 2B6 Tel: 780.417.9400 Fax: 780.417.9449

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

British Columbia

British Columbia

British Columbia



Fort St. John

New Westminster


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).

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


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

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.

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.


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

Prince George


Flying J Travel Plaza


Dogwood Valley Husky Services

Flying J Cardlock

Flying J Travel Plaza

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


Jepson Petroleum Ltd. Cool Creek Agencies

Flying J Cardlock

27051 Baker Road Hope, BC V0X 1L3 Tel: 604.869.9443

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

Flying J Cardlock 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


Dawson Creek

Flying J Dealer

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

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



Flying J Cardlock

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

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.

Salisbury Big Stop

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

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

New Brunswick

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.

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

Portage La Prairie

Petro Pass

Husky Travel Centre 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.


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


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

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

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

Petro Canada – Petro Pass

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



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 Petro Canada Exit 450, 2600 Mountain Road Moncton, NB E1G 3T6 Tel: 506.859.6000 Fax: 506.859.6005 Open 24 – 7, convenience store, fast food, ATM & washrooms.

Perth – Andover

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. Ontario, Eastern


Antrim Truck Stop


Brandon Husky Travel Centre

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.




Petro Canada Southcoast Petroleum Ltd.

Morris Husky

Flying J Travel Plaza Flood Hope Husky Travel Centre

Petro Canada – Petro Pass

Aulac Big Stop Circle K

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.

New Brunswick



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



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.

580 White Lake Road, Arnprior, ON K7S 3G9 Tobique One Stop Tel: 613.623.3003 Exit 115, Perth – Andover, NB Fax: 613.623.1003 Tel: 506.273.9682 Toll Free: 866.334.4775 Fax: 506.273.9682 Open 24 – 7, full-service islands, Open 24 – 7, full-service islands, restaurant, convenience store, drivers’ lounge with large screen, showers, overnight parking, drivers’ restaurant, satellite TV, convenience lounge, CAT scale, garage service store, showers, laundry, parking & facilities, tire service, Western Star truck dealer. free high-speed internet. December 2012   33

Ontario, Eastern

Ontario, Eastern



Ontario, Eastern


Angelo’s Truck Stop

10 Acre Truck Stop

Quick Stop

215 Hwy #49 902 Wallbridge Loyalist Road Deseronto, ON K0K 1X0 Belleville, ON Tel: 613.396.3043 Tel: 613.966.7017 Fax: 613.396.1449 Fax: 613.962.4495 or Office at Open 6am – 10pm, 7 days, 613.966.4740 full-service islands, Subway, Email: convenience store, parking & coffee Web: drive-thru. Restaurant & Store - Mon-Fri Dunvegan 6am-11pm, Sat & Sun 7am-8pm, convenience store, showers, parking, Esso Card Lock & Retail Diesel, Wifi & Fax, laundry facilities and CAT Scale.

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.


Fifth Wheel Truck Stop 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.

Joyceville Road, (Hwy 401 Exit 632) Joyceville, ON Tel: 613.542.3468


Flying J Associate

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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


Ontario, Western

North Bay



Esso Truck Stop

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.

Sault Ste. Marie

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

Hwy 400 & 88 Bradford, ON Tel: 905.775.5794

Hwy 144 @ 560A

Watershed Car & Truck Stop

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).

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

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



Flying J Travel Plaza 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 17 Duhamel Road, Sudbury, ON P3E 4N1 Tel: 705.692.5447

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




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

Esso – Kingston

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.

2154 Riverside Drive 3305 Dorchester Road, Timmins, ON (Exit 199, Hwy 401, East of London) 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, Waubaushene, ON L0K 2L0 private showers, laundry facilities, drivers’ lounge, 150+ parking Tel: 705.538.2900 capacity, motel (smoking & Fax: 705.538.0452 non-smoking), arcade room, Email: convenience store. Ontario, Western Drumbo

Beamsville Relay Station



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

Herb’s Travel Plaza

Bradford Husky Travel Centre Kingston Husky Truck Stop

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.

Vankleek Hill

Ontario, Northern



730 Truck Stop

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

Ontario, Northern

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


Marshall Truck & Trailer Repair & Truck Stop

Ontario, Western


Fifth Wheel Truck Stop

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.


Ontario, Western




Port Hope


Vaudreuil – Dorion


Flying J Travel Plaza

Regina Husky Travel Centre

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.

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

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

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

Stoney Creek

Irving 24

Stop 50 Truck Stop

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

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





Flying J Travel Plaza

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

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.

Moose Jawv

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


Petro Canada – Petro Pass

Windsor Husky Travel Centre Hwy 401 Exit 14, Tecumseh, ON Tel: 519.737.6401


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

Saint – Liboire

Johnny’s Gas Bar 448 Talbot Street West Leamington, ON N8H 4H6 Tel: 519.326.5231 Fax: 519.322.0189 Email: Card lock open 24 hours, 7 days, convenience store, cash discount, diesel exhaust fluid and coloured fuel.


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

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.



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

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

Ste. Helene

Husky Travel Centre 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 Flying J Travel Plaza 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.

200 Clements Road Pickering, ON Tel: 905.428.9700

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

569 rue Principale, 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).

Flying M Truck Stop 7340 Colonel Talbot Road London, ON Tel: 519.652.2728 Fax: 519.652.6554 Email: Open 24 hrs, 6 days, full-service islands, drivers’ lounge, restaurant, convenience store, ATM, internet services, showers, garage on premises & parking December 2012   35

Section Française

Pièces et Accessoires Devrait Connaître une Croissance Modeste des Marchés


’après-marché pour les pièces de rechange pour les camions moyens et les poids lourds a poussé un soupir de soulagement récemment suivant les répercussions de la récession de 2008 et la suite des répliques économiques, à ce moment les ventes ont baissé de presque 35%, finissant à des niveaux pas vus depuis plus d’un demisiècle. Pourtant, les experts prédisent que la demande pour les pièces de rechange et les composants augmentera de 3,85 en 2013, une prédiction soulignée par les propriétaires d’ateliers de montage associés. « Nous avons vu une augmentation modeste régulière cette année passée » a dit Wes Govier, propriétaire de Regional Springs, une compagnie de pièces de rechange basée à Sudbury qui a servi l’industrie de camionnage depuis plus de 30 ans. Des résultats rassemblés d’une étude récente faite par Original Equipment Suppliers Association (OESA) soulignent ce point de vue. Cette étude explique que ses membres prédisent une période de croissance soutenue pendant les 12 mois à venir. Il y a plusieurs raisons pour cette prédiction. Les unités de vente pour les nouveaux camions se sont vues en baisse régulièrement. Les ventes pour le mois de juillet étaient de 32 % plus basses que pour le même mois l’année passée, résultat d’une économie moins performante que prévue. Avec une augmentation significative du coût des services financiers pour de nouveaux camions, les flottes ont tendance à retenir les inventaires actuels d’anciens modèles qui ont besoin de plus de pièces de rechange. Il faut dire aussi que les modèles de camions plus avancés demandent, eux aussi, des pièces de rechange qui sont plus coûteuses. Les manufacturiers de 36    December 2012

pièces de rechange sont sujets à la concurrence, non seulement d’autres manufacturiers domestiques, mais aussi de manufacturiers d’outre-mer qui ont délogé bien des concurrents Nord-Américains. Beaucoup de ces manufacturiers d’outre-mer ont l’avantage de profiter d’un main d’oeuvre à bon marché et encore des avantages du fait qu’ils sont considérés des manufacturiers après-marchés de second ordre. Par exemple, les manufacturiers d’Original Equipment renforcent la qualité de leurs produits par des garanties et investissent en recherches et développement. En revanche les compagnies d’outre-mer ont l’avantage de copier les innovations faites par les compagnies à la pointe de l’industrie qui ont déjà fait un investissement considérable et s’en chargeraient d’autres en ce qui concerne la production. Mais est-ce-que c’est juste de supposer que les produits qui viennent d’outre-mer soient de qualité inférieure que celles fabriquées en Amérique du Nord? «Décidément pas » est la réponse de Wes Govier qui rejette l’idée que les produits étrangers doivent être automatiquement considérés inférieurs. «  On peut prendre un produit étranger flambant neuf et le mettre à côté d’un produit Nord-Américain et on ne remarque aucune différence. » La qualité d’un produit e se fait voir dans la performance plutôt que dans l’apparence et les produits étrangers peuvent s’avérer aussi bons ou même meilleurs que les produits domestiques, quoi qu’il n’y ait pas de garantie. Mais puisque l’industrie de pièces de rechange fonctionne selon le prix, des produits de bonne qualité sont généralement plus coûteux. D’autres dans l’industrie ont des points de vue différents sur l’effet des pièces importées. Goran

Abramovic est le directeur de Marketing chez Wurth Canada, une compagnie qui fournit à l’industrie des pièces détachées, d’attaches, de boulons, des produits chimiques, d’outils, des composants électriques, et toutes sortes de produits du même ordre. Les produits domestiques doivent se conformer aux normes DIN, normes de l’industrie qui garantissent un certain niveau de qualité. Abramovic opine que beaucoup des produits importés circonviennent ces règlements et fournissent au marché canadien des compasants de mauvaise qualité, dont certains peuvent entrainer des dommages graves si on les utilise comme lien critique dans un système de moteur ou de freins. Les produits chimiques manquent de normes de sécurité telles des étiquettes d’avertissage, dont l’absence rend leur contenu inconnu aux clients. Dans une industrie qui fonctionne selon le prix beaucoup de clients choisiront les produits importés qui sont moins coûteux, en dépit de leur mauvaise qualité. Comme dit Goran Abramovic « Les décisions du client se basent souvent sur le coût. Ils achèteront un boulon à dix sous au lieu d’un qui en coûte 25, même quand celui-ci est un meilleur produit qui conforme aux normes de contrôle de qualité. Surtout sur les petits articles le client ne se donnera pas la peine de faire une comparaison. ». Des compagnies comme Wurth sont aussi plus encombrés par le prix croissant des matières premières. Les prix plus élevés pour des produits essentiels tels le nickel, l’acier, le cuivre et le cuivre jaune rongent la marge bénéficiaire et celle-ci est difficile à faire passer au client. Abramovic dit aussi que sa compagnie refuse la tentation de se compromettre en ce qui concerne la qualité parce que c’est la devise principale de la

compagnie. A part les menaces susmentionnées des produits d’outre-mer, il y a une demande croissante pour les pièces détachées et les accessoires qui proviennent du contrôle d’émissions et des normes de sécurité, maintenant que les camions plus vieux doivent se conformer aux nouvelles normes. Dans l’Ontario, par exemple, depuis 2011, les camions et les remorques commerciaux ont dû être modifiés selon les règlements du SPIF- Safe, Productive, Infrastructure Friendly, programme qui touche à tous les véhicules équipés d’essieux sur les routes de la province. Les prédictions pour le proche avenir identifient le secteur des pneus comme une des catégories de produits qui continuera à dominer l’après-marché des pièces détachées, avec les produits mécaniques comme les transmissions et les suspensions. Les composants électriques et électroniques dont le secteur est plus petit verra la demande la plus élevée en 2013. Chantant la même chanson triste que le reste de l’industrie, le secteur des pièces détachées voit les ressources humaines comme une menace signifiante. L’OESA a fait un sondage pour ses membres et rapporte les réactions suivantes « Quand on a demandé aux répondants d’identifier le défis de court terme les plus signifiants pour leurs compagnies pendant 2013, presque 25% a mentionné les capacités des ressources humaines.  » La pénurie de personnel était aussi un souci dans la liste de de défis à long terme. La majorité de répondants voulait conseiller aux gouvernements à développer des programmes de formation qui pourraient parer à cette pénurie de main d’oeuvre compétente. D’autres soucis qui amoindrissent la confiance dans l’industrie des pièces détachées sont

la crise de dettes en Europe et l’incertitude économique aux États-Unis. Il y a d’autres soucis qui persistent. Sur le web-site de l’OESA, le président directeur général, Neil DeKoker a dit que la difficulté d’accès au capital, spécialement pour les petites entreprises, pourrait interrompre le flot de produits. « Une panne dans cette partie de la voie de ravitaillement pourrait arrêter l’industrie entière. » En fait, les sources de fonds prives sont déjà moins disponibles à cause des rendements bas et les prêts bancaires qui sont basés sur des évaluations des biens, jugées trop basses dans l’industrie, sont actuellement plus rares dû à un manque général de fonds, ce qui entraine une réduction générale de la disponibilité de crédit. En fondant son commentaire sur l’enquête susmentionnée d’OESA, DeKoker a aussi dit que les OEMs reconnaissent l’importance de communiquer avec leurs fournisseurs et de maintenir des programmes de production constant afin de contrôler les coûts, spécialement parce que la pression vers le bas continue d’augmenter à cause de la concurrence d’outremer et des secteurs dits ‘adjacents’. L’existence des matières légères développées pour l’industrie aérospatiale est citée comme exemple. Beaucoup de ce qui se passe dans l’industrie de pièces détachées résonne dans le marché d’accessoires aussi. Peter Hohendron est vice-président de Dieter Accessories, fournisseur de produits en acier inoxydable qu’on trouve sous la marque TRP chez Peterbilt et Kenworth et sous la marque Alliance chez Freightliner, Western Star et Sterling. Chez International aussi bien que chez Volvo et Mack leurs produits se vendent sous la marque de ’Dieter’s ‘. Tous les camions des OEMs vendent le produit

‘ Panelite accessory’  qui a’été relancé récemment. Dieter a vu une demande croissante pour son acier inoxydable, commençant en 2010 et s’élevant à son apogée en 2012, année de référence qui égalait les volumes de 2006, la meilleure année dans l’histoire de la compagnie. Une partie importante de la clientèle de Dieter est des propriétaires qui ont choisi de moderniser leurs vieux modèles au lieu de les échanger en faveur de nouveaux modèles. «  Dans beaucoup de cas, les propriétaires-opérateurs décident d’améliorer leurs vieux modèles en les accessoirisant,  » dit-il. Comme pour l’industrie des pièces détachées, les améliorations des méthodes de manufacture et d’équipements donnent un meilleur produit. Les surfaces sont plus lisses et plus brillantes et les dimensions sont plus exactes. Hohendron offre des tuyaux pratiques pour reconnaitre la qualité du produit. « La façon la plus rapide d’évaluer la qualité de l’acier inoxydable est d’y tenir un aimant. Si l’aimant s’y colle, c’est de l’acier inoxydable de qualité inférieure, parce que le contenu de nickel est bas. Le type d’acier inoxydable que nous utilisons est le type 304 qui a un haut contenu de nickel, n’est pas magnétique et ne rouillera pas. D’autre façons de juger si une pièce est de bonne qualité sont la taille et la finition, la qualité du bord, la lumière/l’installation électrique, l’épaisseur du matériel et la qualité des surfaces moulues de la pièce. » Finalement un modèle de consolidation de l’industrie des pièces de rechange qui est caractérisé par la restructuration des fournisseurs majeurs et le départ des fournisseurs plus petits a résonné dans le marché des accessoires. Selon Peter Hohendorn «Pendant la récession de 2008-2009, on a perdu plusieurs de nos concurrents. »


Alphabetical List of Advertisers Advertiser Page Publication

A Anvil Ring Transportation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Western Trucking News Atlantis Transportation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Ontario Trucking News

B Benson Tire. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Ontario Trucking News Bennett’s Power Service Products . . . . . . . . 16, 47 Best Transfer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Ontario Trucking News Brian Kurtz Trucking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Ontario Trucking News B.T.C. Express . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Ontario Trucking News

C C.U.T.C. Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Canada Wide Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Western Trucking News Clutch Distribution Centre. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Ontario Trucking News

D Davy Truck Sales. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Ontario Trucking News DMR Truck Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Ontario Trucking News Domar Transmissions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13, 16

E Emergency Road Services Corporation . . . . . . . . 1 Eastern & Western Trucking News

F Fil-Mor Automotive & Clutch Products Ltd . . . . . 14 Flo Components Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Ontario Trucking News Frasier Transport (FLI). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Ontario Trucking News

G G.A.P. Big Rig Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

H Hutchinson Industries.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Eastern Trucking News

I International Truckload Services Inc. . . . . . . . . . 46 Ontario Trucking News

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

K Kärcher Canada Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2, 19 Kindersley Transportation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Ontario & Western Trucking News

L Laidlaw Carriers Van GP Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Eastern Trucking News Levy Steering. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Liquid Capital Midwest Corp.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Ontario Trucking News

P Prolab Technolub Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1, 13

R Rainbow Insurance Brokers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Ontario Trucking News Rumanek & Company Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Ontario Trucking News

S Star Van Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Ontario Trucking News Streamline Auto Body. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Ontario Trucking News

T Tiger Tool Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 The Fuel Lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 The Rosedale Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Thompson Emergency Freight Systems. . . . . . . 47 Ontario Trucking News Traction Truck Parts & TruckPro . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Ontario & Western Trucking News TransX. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43, 48 Tremcar Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1, 17, 38 Trison Tarps Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1, 14 Tunit & Bully Dog. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 TVM Limited . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Ontario Trucking News

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

W Wajax Power Systems (Webasto) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Ontario Trucking News Wilson Instruments. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Ontario Trucking News Windshield Cam. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43

Advertisers by Product or Service Advertiser

page publications

Automated Greasing Systems Flo Components Ltd... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Ontario Trucking News Bankruptcies & Debt Consolidation Rumanek & Company Ltd... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Ontario Trucking News Clutch Products Fil-Mor Automotive & Clutch Products Ltd . . . . . 14 Collision Repairs & Towing Streamline Auto Body. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Ontario Trucking News Diesel Performance Products Tunit & Bully Dog. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Emergency Road Services Emergency Road Services Corporation. . . . . . . . . 1 Eastern & Western Trucking News Employment Opportunities Anvil Ring Transportation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Atlantis Transportation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Best Transfer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Brian Kurtz Trucking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 B.T.C. Express . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 DMR Truck Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 FrasIer Transport (FLI). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 International Truckload Services Inc. . . . . . . . . . 46 Kindersley Transportation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Laidlaw Carriers Van GP Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Star Van Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 The Rosedale Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Thompson Emergency Freight Systems. . . . . . . 47 TransX. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43, 48 TVM Limited . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45

Western Trucking News Ontario Trucking News Ontario Trucking News Ontario Trucking News Ontario Trucking News Ontario Trucking News Ontario Trucking News Ontario Trucking News Ontario & Western Trucking News Eastern Trucking News Ontario Trucking News Ontario Trucking News Ontario Trucking News

Factoring & Finance J.D. Factors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Liquid Capital Midwest Corp.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Ontario Trucking News Fuel Saving Products G.A.P. Big Rig Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Fuel Treatment Products Bennett’s Power Service Products . . . . . . . . 16, 47 Prolab Technolub Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1, 13 Heating Sales & Service Wajax Power Systems (Webasto) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Ontario Trucking News Wilson Instruments. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Ontario Trucking News Insurance Brokers Rainbow Insurance Brokers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Ontario Trucking News Permits & Waivers C.U.T.C. Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Steering & Clutch Products Levy Steering. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Tanker Manufacturing, Sales & Service Hutchinson Industries. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Eastern Trucking News Tremcar Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1, 17, 38 Tarps & Tarping Systems Trison Tarps. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1, 14 Theft Prevention Products The Fuel Lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Tire Sales & Service Benson Tire. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Ontario Trucking News Tools Tiger Tool Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Transmissions Domar Transmissions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13, 16 Truck Parts & Accessories Canada Wide Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Western Trucking News Traction Truck Parts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Ontario & Western Trucking News Truck Repairs TruckPro . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Ontario & Western Trucking News Truck Sales (Used) Davy Truck Sales. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Ontario Trucking News Truck Washing Systems Kärcher Canada Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2, 19 Video Recording Equipment Windshield Cam. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Weigh Scales (On Board) Vulcan On-Board Scales. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Western & Eastern Trucking News December 2012   37


Healthy Living

Surprising Fruit Cures for Just About Anything

By Brenda Ricker


ere are a variety of fruit choices that will help prolong physical and emotional well being. Dried plums stop bone loss. Prunes are not just a constipation cure. The vitamin K, copper and boron in these shriveled plums also prevent osteoporosis.

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Dried cherries help you sleep. Dried cherries are the perfect bedtime snack. They contain high amounts of sleep-inducing melatonin. Twenty dried cherries before turning in can speed your way to dreamland and 45 dried cherries a day can ease arthritis pain. Raisins beautify your smile. These sugary, sticky treats were once thought to cause cavities, but raisins actually protect against tooth decay and even gum disease because of the oleanolic acid, which prevents plaque from sticking. Craisins fight off infections. With phytonutrients proven to kill bacteria, most people don’t eat fresh

cranberries. Cranberry juice often contains too few real cranberries and too much sugar to do much good. Ingesting dried cranberries (nickname Craisins) in the amount of 1/3 cup a day can protect you against antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria, including those behind ulcers, urinary tract infections, and staph infections, as well as tooth decay. Dates relieve anxiety. Often called “nature’s candy”, dates ease stress and help unkink tense muscles! Dates contain calcium and magnesium, which work in harmony to calm the nerves. A handful has more potassium (which regulates heartbeat and breathing rate) than an entire banana. Dates have the highest antioxidant content of any dries fruit. Dried apricots boost immune function. Apricots are nature’s most concentrated source of caroten-

oids and antioxidants proven to help prevent cancer, heart disease and lower “bad” cholesterol. Just four small dried apricots pro-

vide the same amount of immune-boosting, cancer fighting beta-carotene you would get from eating a big bunch of carrots or five

fresh apricots. If you have any questions I can be reached at: health_you_deserve@


CK Commercial Vehicle Research

CKCVR Annual Fleet Study


olumbus, Ohio CK Commercial Vehicle Research ( has completed their Annual Fleet Study for 2012. Seventy-seven representatives from small, medium and large forhire, private and government fleets responded to this year’s questionnaire. The study is a valuable resource for anyone interested in commercial vehicle demand for 2013. Highlights from CKCVR’s 2012 Annual Fleet Study report include: • Expected volume of Class 8 fleet purchases

for 2013 increased by four percentage points from last year’s report (for 2012 purchases) with a decline in planned Class 5-7 units, • Planned trailer purchases for 2013 equal 9% of the responding group’s overall population, • 27% of respondents indicated they plan to add some capacity with power unit purchases but overall units designated is small, • Availability of quality drivers continues to pose a challenge. • Overall positive views of CSA. The full report includes detailed information re-

garding fleet equipment buying plans for 2013 including brand choices and technology specifications for both power units and trailers by fleet activity and expected volumes. Also included are opinions about CSA, challenges facing the industry, information resources and the most important factors when choosing equipment brands. For more information about CKCVR’s 2012 Annual Fleet Study and details on how to order, send an e-mail to chris@ or visit www.



ATSSA Toronto

Mack Canada’s Truck & Coach Apprenticeship Awards By Barb Woodward


ack Canada along with their G TA r e g i o n dealers were very pleased to have John Montgomery, Director of Service Operations (Mack & Volvo) make a presentation featuring shop technician skills upgrading as well review the “Volvo Fleet Maintenance Manager of the Year” award. Along with Mack Trucks, the Toronto ATSSA has traditionally used the November general meeting to recognize and award Truck & Coach Apprentice Technicians enrolled in the ATSSA (MAP-32) Modify Apprenticeship Program. This year was the inaugural presentation of the ATSSA  Scholarship funds  to the top three ATSSA apprentices in their 2011/2012 class.

The top winner received a $2,500 cheque, the second winner received a $1,500 cheque and the third winner received a cheque for $1,000. The December Meeting is our annual Toys for Tots meeting so don’t forget to bring your gifts for the children, together with non-perishable items for the Food bank. Countless families need your support in these trying times. Please make sure you don’t forget the teenagers as they need your support as well. The Canadian Fleet Maintenance Seminar will be a one day seminar and trade show. It will be held on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at the Paradise Banquet & Convention Center located at 7601 Jane Street (Just N. of Hwy. 407). There will be 3 seminar sessions with a trade show open

exclusive of sessions. It will begin at 9:00 AM and end with a banquet dinner from 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM. The Ladies Night Dance will be held on February 23rd at the Paradise Banquet Hall hosting Arden and the Tourists (6 piece band). The cost is the same as last year ($130 per couple). It will be a formal dinner and, of course, there will be lots of prizes to be won. Rooms at the Mariott Hotel will cost the same as last year and the free limousine service to and from the Paradise Banquet Hall will be available. Sponsors are needed to support this yearly event, so please contact Brian Sibbald concerning sponsorship and to book your tickets for the dance. Sponsors for monthly meetings are always welcome and can be booked by contacting Brian Sib-

bald at 905.564.7278.This is your company’s opportunity for a captive audience to present your products! Also, if you know a company that would like

to become a sponsor and they do sponsor a meeting, your membership dues will be reimbursed. Meetings are held at the Paradise Banquet Hall

located on Jane Street just below the 407 at 6:00 PM every second Thursday of the month from October through to and including June.


triOS College

Programs Achieve Accreditation


ississauga, Ontario - Announced as a testament to the calibre of the curriculum, triOS College Supply Chain & Logistics programs have been accredited by the Canadian Supply Chain Sector Council (CSCSC) through its National Accreditation Program (the NAP). The accreditation is only granted when educational institutions meet rigorous criteria set by the Council’s national standard.

The Council’s standards for accreditation were created with significant input from supply chain sector stakeholders. The standards are based on national and international best practices and principles. As an accredited program, the Supply Chain & Logistics course offered at triOS College has shown that it meets all of those standards. This noteworthy accreditation adds to the numerous highlights of both programs, Supply Chain and

Logistics + Internship and Supply Chain and Logistics. The highlights include: Canadian International Freight Forwarders Association (CIFFA) Certification, Supply Chain & Logistics Association Canada (SCL/ CAL) membership and an internship component. The accreditation from the Canadian Supply Chain Sector Council was granted in October 2012 and is effective for three years. More information about triOS College may be found at


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Keeping Your Vehicles Clean

Myths of Soft Touch vs Touchless Washing

By Jack Jackson


uestions still continue in the industry on what is the best method to wash a vehicle. Brushes scratch and a touchless wash doesn’t clean the film off vehicles. Those are the two myths most believe, both are somewhat true when you are not optimizing the equipment or the proper methods to maximize results. It is the his-

tory of neglect by owners of the machinery that keep these myths alive. Let’s discuss brushes first. Soft touch brushing of vehicles through the proper method in today’s world is not an issue. Brushes have come a long way from the old days. Lamb skin, foam, and cruciform polyethylene are a few of the materials used today that have dispelled the old myth of brushing cars. Utilizing a proper brush on an automatic spinning or jigging cylinder will reduce the amount of chemicals required to wash a vehicle. Most people don’t realize it, but the chemical or soap actually keeps the brushes clean as well as assisting in the removal of dirt from vehicles. Many people don’t realize the

importance of the proper soap to ensure maximum performance. In addition, most machine brushes must be replaced regularly to ensure the structure and length are correct for maximum cleaning. Another typical oversight by most operators is allowing worn out brushes to clean vehicles. Once the structure or length of the brush is compromised, the quality of the wash is compromised as well. It’s the same as trying to sweep with a worn out broom, there will be streaks and lines of dirt left behind. We have been selling brush machines for a long time and have heard of every issue there could be with brush problems. It always comes down to the two same issues: 1. Worn

Meyers Transportation Services

New 80,000 ft2 Facility


eyers Transportation Services are proud to introduce Meyers Distribution International, located in Cheektowaga New York, as the newest acquisition in its expansion of services to their family of companies. In an effort to continue to expand to meet the changing needs of our clients and continue to differentiate ourselves as the premier provider of transportation services in our market, we have established Meyers

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Distribution International, our new 80,000 sq/ft warehousing and distribution facility providing full warehouse and distribution services, located within minutes of both the International border and of Buffalo International Airport. MDI (Meyers Distribution International) offers customized and flexible third party services to meet all of your requirements and can service over 50% of the United States and Canadian marketplace within

a one day transit time! Specializing in Consolidation/Deconsolidation, Order Fulfillment, and Inventory Management, MDI can take your warehousing AND transportation worries away, by providing the best solutions and options. For more information, contact Rob Maggio, President of MDI, by phone at 888.215.1934 x. 5701, email or contact your Meyers Transportation Services sales representative.


out brushes. 2. Improper use of chemicals/soap. We have been selling both polyethylene and foam brushes for 20 years. To give you an example, our polyethylene brushes will last 20,000 washes and our foam brushes will last 40,000 washes. That is all dependent on what you are washing as well. If you wash flat surfaces, your brushes can last even longer. Using the proper soap will add time to your brushes by increasing the lubricity and removing the grime. Touchless washing of vehicles is a much more complicated initiative. There is a reliance on proper spraying of water, temperature, positioning of vehicle, positioning of water nozzles, chemical composition and dwell time to achieve optimum results. Neglecting any one of these in whole or part will result in poor

quality of washing. Many don’t pay attention to the maintenance of the machinery or may use the least amount of chemicals or least expensive ones to achieve results that are believed to be as good as the original setup from the manufacturer. Most times the wash bay is out of sight, out of mind, and gets little attention until it breaks. This is most unfortunate because these breakdowns are costly on both fronts the emergency call to the manufacturer to fix the machine and the loss of vehicle cleaning during the downtime period. Visit your wash bay periodically to see what is happening with the machinery. You will be surprised at the results when you ensure that proper maintenance, chemicals and brushes are all working together to achieve fabulous results. No ma-

chine is a miracle worker, at least until the day when all vehicles are the same and someone has built the perfect washing system that cleans every nook and cranny of our vehicles. To compromise on minor cleaning is acceptable, but to pay for excessive dirt residue left on the vehicle with streaks caused by neglect is not the right way to do business. Call your expert now and get your cleaning optimized. For those companies that utilize a 3rd party company to pressure wash vehicles in the parking lot, we have a host of other issues to discuss in next month’s column. Jack Jackson is President of Awash Systems Corp. You can email: or call 1-800.265.7405. Visit our website www., North America’s leader in Fleet Washing Solutions.



Business Insurance Matters

Everyone is Responsible for Providing the Customer/Client with a Great Experience By Linda Colgan


e have all been in the position of being a customer or a client and at times we can recall amazing encounters. But having one bad exchange becomes entrenched in one’s gray matter far deeper than the pleasant experience. Ever start a story about one bad experience? Everyone can relate to terrible exchanges and

the urge to retell the event is hard to suppress. First and foremost, we have to realize that everyone is accountable for providing a customer/ client with a great experience, regardless of the role. Normally the receptionist or dispatch people are the first point of contact - they set the stage for building perception of the company from the outset. Drivers and

owner/ operators also uphold very important roles such as (but not limited to) custodians of the freight, professional drivers, and front line representatives of the company. These positions are of pivotal importance as are all roles in between. If a customer has a complaint, one of the most deadly sins is to ignore it or hope that the situation will resolve itself. Jumping

into action instead of hiding behind a job description (“sorry this is not my job”) is the correct remedy in the process of satisfying customer grievances. Tasks may be difficult to resolve but a positive mind, determination and communication with the customer are the positive reinforcements needed to maintain focus and provide assurance that as a company the customer’s needs are paramount. People tend to feel jilted if they sense their issues are not important or are being ignored. Assuring a customer that they are the most important part of your day is the proper approach simply because – they are. Follow the complaint through to the end, meet the benchmarks voiced to your customer and, if a deadline cannot

be achieved, communicate this before the deadline is exhausted. People tend to share bad experiences far more than the opportunity to share a pleasant encounter. In business as in life things will go wrong. It is how one handles a situation

and the approach in the remedial process that is as important as the resolution. Linda Colgan is a Transportation Insurance Advisor with JDIMI. Contact Linda at 416.809.3103 or email lindac@jdimi. com.


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The Safety Tip Adviser

Getting Heat When You Need It Most

By Alvis Violo


ith the winter season just around the corner it sounds like a good time to refresh our memories on how to prepare our heating systems for the winter. If you haven’t already done so, most of us will begin turning on our heating systems to break the morning chill within our homes and vehicles. This column is designed to help you do a quick and easy safety inspection of your home as you prepare to start the heating system for the first time this season. Although most of these safety tips apply to our homes, some of the tips can apply to our vehicles as well. Several steps should be undertaken in preparing your home heating system for the winter. Be sure to test the power supply in your Carbon Monoxide Detector and Smoke and Fire Detectors. The condition and charge of all fire extinguishers in the home should be monitored as well. Combustible materials are a potential hazard and so should be kept away from furnaces and heating systems. It’s also a good idea to have a family meeting to discuss your fire drill plans! These simple steps will

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ensure that your home and families are prepared in case of a heating system issue or fire emergency! Once assured your home is prepared for any safety hazards that may arise, perform a quick walk-around inspection of heating system. As you look at the unit you are simply trying to discover obvious issues that should be addressed before the initial start-up. Look for loose side panels or cracks in the metal. Are there any water or rust streaks on the top or sides? Gently grab the flue and ducting to see if it is loose or broken, then look for loose or frayed wires that may be visible. Finally, if the furnace filter has not been replaced in the last 15 days, remove and replace the filter after you write the date onto the edge. It’s time now to start the gas furnace heating system. Initial start-up is best done on a day when you don’t actually need the heat. This will give you lots of time to repair or correct anything that may be needed. Turn your thermostat to the heat position. Set the temperature to a setting that is higher than the current temperature in the home. Listen for the furnace to start up within 30 seconds to 3 minutes. Be aware that when the heating system starts for the first time of the season you are likely going to hear small crackling sounds from the system and duct expanding and contracting, and may also

smell a foul odor for the first few hours. This is generally soot, dust or cobwebs that need be cleaned off from the long summer period when the heating system was not being used. What if The Furnace Won’t Start? If your heating system doesn’t start within a few

moments, you may need to call your local HVAC company to service the equipment or get your furnace manual and attempt some of the simple troubleshooting steps they may suggest for your specific model. As always, if you ever smell natural gas, open the windows and leave

the home immediately! Never turn on or off any electrical items and call 911, and your local utility company to check the home immediately! Drive safe, think positive and be prosperous. Alvis Violo is the C.E.O. of Emergency Road Services Corporation, a coast to coast bilingual road-

side assistance company dedicated to the trucking industry in Canada and the U.S. For more information, visit www. emergencyroadservices. com or call 877.377.2262. Please send your questions, feedback or comments about this column to



Transport for Christ

Christmas, the Arrival of Immanuel!

By Len Reimer


hile Christmas for some may be an expensive time of year, many folks tend to overspend, for some it becomes a time of simply overdoing it with unneeded items. Scripture has so much dependable information on this. Isaiah 7:14; “A virgin will be with child and bear a son, and she will call His name Immanuel”. It may seem like an insignificant detail, but the virgin birth of Jesus Christ,

and not overindulgence, is central to our salvation. It emphasizes the fact that the Lamb of God had to be absolutely perfect. Because of the virgin birth, Jesus does not have the same sin nature as we do (Romans 5:12), which is why He was able to take all of our iniquities and forgive us of them on the cross. The word “Immanuel” means God with us (Matthew 1:23). The Lord Himself came to dwell among us and save us from our sins. We also find in John 3:16, “For God so loved the world (every human being) that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” We further find recorded in Isaiah 9:6 “For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given; and the government will be upon His shoulder and His name

will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, everlasting Father, prince of Peace.” Even the Old Testament many years earlier forecasted the arrival of Jesus Christ, God’s Son. Based on scripture, it would appear to be all part of God’s plan. When we look at more scripture, it tells us that Jesus was not well received by leaders of the time. They did not like the arrival of God’s Son because they were afraid of His power, taking their control and leadership. You see friends, Jesus left heaven’s glory, where all was peaceful and well. He left all of that so we, all who will put our faith and trust in Him, can be sure of a home in heaven - like a note our son, Terry Reimer left us before he died suddenly. “Now more than ever, I look forward to going home, because I know I have a home in

glory land”. There it is, thousands of years before a census was decreed, generations before a teenage girl encountered the messenger

of God, and long before a couple found travelers rest in a barn. The promise appears, and is repeated throughout Scripture, the hope

of our redemption. Redemption has always been God’s plan for mankind. We wish you all a Merry Christmas! Chaplain Len & Sue Reimer.


Fort Garry Industries

Fort Garry & Pinwood Truck Parts in Ontario


ort Garry Industries is pleased to announce they have reached a binding agreement to purchase an equity share in Pinwood Truck Parts. The pending transaction will close November 30, 2012. Pinwood Truck Parts has 3 locations in Chatham, Sarnia and Comber. Pinwood was established in 1986 by Kevin Broadwood and Norm Pinard. The 3 locations provide full line parts distribution to the heavy duty market in Southwestern Ontario. Fort Garry Industries

was established in 1919 and with corporate offices in Winnipeg, Manitoba, operate 22 locations providing Parts, Service, E q u i p m e n t , & Tr a i l e r Sales to the commercial vehicle market. Six locations in BC are part of a long term strategic partnership with CBS Parts Ltd. Pinwood Truck Parts will continue to operate independently, but will share product and system synergies as part of the FGI group of companies. The combined resources will offer 25 locations

across Western Canada and Ontario. Fort Garry and its partner companies are committed to strategic growth in order to comprehensively serve our National and Regional customers in the commercial vehicle market. For more information, please visit or call 204.632.8261. For more contact information at Fort Garry Industries Ltd., contact Dave C a n n o n - S r. M g r o f Business Development, 905.903.0075 or by email or visit


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The Complacency Coach

Leading into the New Year

By Bruce Outridge


t’s hard to believe that another year has come and gone already. It seems like yesterday I was just planning the goals for the current year and it has already passed. I sometimes wonder where I am on my own current slide of evolution. Have I grown, have I slid backwards? Am I making a difference? These are questions that should go through your mind as a business owner – at least on an annual basis, but hopefully more frequently than that. As I have mentioned in the past, a business owner needs to be always on their game and should have a pulse on their business every quarter or semi annually at least. What I’m talking about is more on the personal side of growth. Are you where you want to be in your

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life? As I look back over my career it is funny to see how it has laid itself out, and whether I had anything to do with it or not. I am enjoying entrepreneurship and would like to take the credit that I steered my career in a certain direction to attain certain milestones. But the fact is that I didn’t have as much to do with it as I would like to think. When I changed career paths or jobs it wasn’t always by choice - like the time I said I wanted to be out of the truck doing something else by the time I was 45 years old. That happened at 43, but not by my grand design. Things happened at my employer’s that made me quit, and voila, here I am. Or how about the time I decided to haul freight for the moving business? Sure, it may have been a well thought out plan, but in reality I just wasn’t making the money I wanted moving furniture with my truck. So I sold my ownership in the company. Yeah, a well thought out plan. So what I am getting at here is that once in a while it is good to stop and take stock of your life and where you are.

The goals I had at 30 and 40 have changed now that I am almost hitting 50. Certain opportunities have come and gone and others have presented themselves nicely, but at the end of the day I am where I want to be. We’ll get into writing goals and related stuff in future columns, but note that the grand design you have for your life may not

come to fruition in the manner that you thought. Maybe you thought you would be driving that big rig by now but instead are still looking for work. Maybe you’re ready for a change but aren’t sure how to make that break. That may not be in your control, or maybe you’re not ready and your gut is telling you so. You have to put in the

effort, but in the end the control may be beyond your grasp. All you can do is work towards your goal and hope that you keep the train going along the track you wished for. The cards will either fall into place or get scattered like a ‘52 pickup, but at least you will have done the work. Take stock, enjoy your holiday season and get set

for a strong year ahead. I wish you well. About the Author Bruce Outridge is a business and leadership consultant with over 30 years experience in the transportation industry and is the author of the book Running By The Mile. His book and more information are available on his website at www.outridge. ca.



The Transport Association of Canada

Federal Minister Addresses Transport Association of Canada By George Fullerton


he Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities delivered the Federal government’s message of improving business opportunities and building the Canadian economy through leadership and cooperation among business sectors. This message was delivered in his address to the annual conference of the Transportation Association of Canada held at Fredericton in October. The Transport Association of Canada conference was held in conjunction with the annual meeting of the Council of Ministers Responsible for Transport and Highway Safety. Lebel said, “The federal government is clearly focused on building the

Canadian economy in order to position ourselves as world leaders. To meet the needs of Canada’s growing population and economy in the coming years we require a seamless and efficient transportation system.” He stressed that cooperation is imperative to success. “To meet the transportation challenge, it is necessary for all levels of government and industries to work together to build an integrated transportation system that will support international trade and economic competitiveness. We simply can’t afford, quite literally, to miss the boat or truck or train that connects us to the opportunities of the global marketplace.” “The days of transportation operating in isolation are past, said Lebel, adding that Canada must link transportation systems as

well as our respective transportation strategies so that Canada stays competitive. He said that Canada’s Gateways and Trade Corridors approach is one example of Canadian policy innovation that has been recognized by many countries. Lebel pointed to the Asia-Pacific Gateway and Corridor Initiative which has helped reduce congestion in the Lower Mainland of British  Columbia and improved the capacity and reliability of trade in that region. In southern Ontario the Continental Gateway approach supports projects to add much needed bridge capacity between Windsor and Detroit and to improve the integration of Canadian and American supply chains that cross our shared land border.

Reflecting on the Atlantic Gateway initiative, Lebel recognized its opportunity for increased capacity extending to deep-water ports, modern marine terminals with ondock rail access, doublestack Class 1 rail service to the North American heartland, international airports with air cargo capabilities, and an efficient and reliable highway network. Speaking specifically about the Port of Halifax, Lebel championed the South End Terminal Expansion project and the ongoing Richmond Terminals Multipurpose Gateway Improvements. Both projects, he said, will ensure port facilities are adapted to meet the latest global standards, increase their competitiveness, and support the success of the entire Atlantic Gateway and Trade

Corridor The increased use of Intelligent Transportation Systems, or ITS, is one example of innovative tools being supported through the initiative. Intelligent Transportation Systems shares information between different jurisdictions, agencies, businesses and travelers about what is moving, where it is going and when it is moving. As an example Lebel explained that travellers using the Confederation Bridge to Prince Edward Island can now dial a 511 information service to get current traffic and road conditions on the bridge. ITS  has also supported cross-border information sharing services between New  Brunswick and Maine to help both jurisdictions utilize their regional and border infrastructure efficiently.

ITS applies technology and innovation to make our transportation networks more efficient and reliable, and attract increased trade in the region, said Lebel. “Through a modern, safe and secure transportation system, we can create conditions that will help to support commerce and create jobs.”


The Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities.

Route 1 Gateway highway project

New Brunswick Completes Route 1 Four Lanes By George Fullerton


n late October the government of New Brunswick, together with Southwest New Brunswick MP John Williamson representing the federal government, celebrated the completion of the Route 1 Gateway highway project connecting the Trans-Canada highway at Riverglade, New Brunswick and the St. Stephen-Calais International border crossing. The $540 Million initiative completes the 240 kilometres divided four lane route which promises to provide increased economic growth for New Brunswick. “The Route 1 Gateway represents a new beginning for trade and travel between New Brunswick and the United States, our largest trading part-

ner,” said Premier David Alward. “It will improve safety and foster economic growth in the region.” MP John Williamson concurred that the Route 1 Gateway will not only improve transportation efficiency and traffic flows in New Brunswick, but will also benefit the economy through improved logistics serving international trade. He said that the strategic infrastructure investment in Route 1, the major trade corridor between Atlantic Canada and the Eastern United States, will generate increased economic opportunities for the region. Williamson attended the event on behalf of Fisheries and Oceans Minister, Keith Ashfield, who is also Minister responsible for the Atlantic Gateway.

New Brunswick’s Transportation and Infrastruct u r e M i n i s t e r, C l a u d e Williams, expressed his pleasure in seeing the project completed one year ahead of schedule and on budget, adding that the project illustrates the effectiveness of public-private partnerships and illustrates efficiencies that were worked into the construction project’s management plan. Dexter Construction Company Ltd. was responsible for the design and construction portion of the work, while Transfield Dexter Gateway Services Ltd. is responsible for the operation, maintenance and rehabilitation of the highway until 2040. Construction project director, Harry Varjabedien, said “Dexter Construction

Company Ltd. has taken a great deal of pride in the project, and the success due to innovative thinking, careful planning, and team work by all parties involved.” The federal government contributed $210 million through the ProvincialTerritorial Base Fund and through the Gateways and Border Crossings Fund. Export Development Canada was a key partner for Dexter Construction, providing both financing and bonding solutions. The Atlantic Gateway and Trade Corridor Strategy were launched in March 2011. The strategy focuses on investments in transportation and infrastructure projects which advance trade opportunities for the Atlantic Canada region. Canada’s Atlantic Gate-

way boasts a competitive and integrated air, rail, marine and road transportation network, providing a fast, reliable and secure transportation network between North American markets and those in Europe, the Caribbean, Latin America and Asia via the Suez Canal. In addition to ice-free deep water ports able to accommodate the world’s

largest ships, the Atlantic Gateway also features modern air cargo facilities, intermodal services, secure and efficient border crossings, rail infrastructure connections across North America, 64,000 kilometres of highways, and major truck corridors linking markets in Ontario, Quebec, and the Northeast United States.


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From the

Driver’s Seat By: Carl McBride carl@

More Rest Areas

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t won’t be long before all the for-hire trucks in Canada will have EOBR’s installed and running. The new E-log systems are, in my opinion, a great addition to the trucking industry. There is one major problem attached to the E-logs. The driver must stop when their hours are up and these logs cannot be adjusted. Our question this month is: “With more and more trucks having EOBR’s or E-Logs installed and working, do you feel we need more rest areas for trucks on the highways of Canada?”


Claude Rule drives for Transnat Transport based in Plesseville, Quebec. “Yes, we need more rest areas to stop when our hours are up. I drive a lot in the Maritimes and they have very few good places to stop. There are places for RV’s but nothing for big trucks. Loads arrive late because it is so far from rest stops. Dispatchers and customers have to reschedule late shipments and this costs money.”

Peter Kuchar drives for Muirs Transport based in Concord, Ontario. “Yes, more rest areas are needed. In the United States rest areas are a one hour drive from each other on most major highways. We need this and more in Canada. We should be using the U.S. hours of service so that drivers get more downtime to sleep.”

Joanne Fallowfield drives for the Cambridge, Ontario-based firm, Millcreek Transport. “Being a woman driver, I can say we need many more rest areas in Canada. These rest areas need overhead lights at night, washrooms and a pay phone for emergency reasons. Finding rest areas in Canada where you can legally park is getting harder and harder.

Jason Vos drives for Rothsay Transport in Dundas, Ontario. “Now that we are required to use the new E-logs, yes we need many more rest areas. It is becoming harder to find places to park legally. The governments need to step in and help the entire trucking industry. They have regulated us to slow down our highway speed. They have regulated our hours of service. Now they must find us places to rest.”


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Eastern Trucking News, Issue 55, December 2012