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February 2013

Issue 57

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Serving Québec & The Maritimes

February’s Theme:

Clutches By Marek Krasuski

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lutches have undergone transformations over the years to keep pace with growing demand for performance, durability and reliability. Extended maintenance intervals and innovations in design and materials that help protect driveline components contribute to these advancements. As with everything in life, clutches have a life cycle which can be prematurely shortened by excessive heat, the major cause of clutch failure. Too much heat between the flywheel, discs, intermediate plate and pressure plate can lead to the destruction of materials and in serious cases, cause injury to the operator. Since 1980, Paul Morale of Fil-Mor Automotive & Clutch Products Ltd. has specialized in the re-manufacture of clutches and related clutch parts for the automotive and trucking industry. The company’s product line includes clutch kits, flywheels, water pumps and many related products from well known companies such as Sachs, Horton, Eaton, Lipe and TorqueMaster. Morale says that heat is just one cause for breakdown. “Many factors contribute to clutch deterioration. They can be abused or the driver can excessively ride the clutch. Clutches can last 100,000 or 500,000 kilometers, depending on many performance factors,” he said. Clutches have been around for as long as the trucks they are used on had to be powered. They transmit the power of the engine to the transmission or gearbox Clutches, page 4 >>

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Tires & Wheels

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A Drive Back in Time

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Traction-TruckPro Directory

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Products & Services Directory

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Employment

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Truck Stop Directory

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Theme: Clutches

Clutch Manufacturers Provide Extended Drivetrain Life, Reduced Vibration & Driver Comfort

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at ratios to match the engine’s rpms which are required by the driveshaft to move the vehicle at a desired speed. In order to mitigate the risk of clutch failure, experts advise that recommended vehicle loads not be exceeded, that clutches be used only for recommended applications, and that proper training be provided in the starting, shifting and overall operation. Clutches come in a variety of styles for heavy duty applications such as single disc and double disc configurations, as well as different materials such as ceramic or kevlar which prolong clutch life. Kevlar is not widely used in the industry because of high cost, but is noted for its ability to resist heat transfer generated from clutch engagement to the flywheel and pressure plate. There are a number of brand name manufacturers that supply clutches to the commercial transportation market. Eaton is one worldwide supplier of medium and heavy duty clutches. The Angle Spring manual clutch, for example, is well suited for the North American market due to its reputation for longevity. It comes with torque applications ranging from 600 to 3059 Mn (MilliNewton meters). Automated clutches include the Centrifugal and Electronic Clutch Actuation, available in both angle spring and dia-

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phragm spring designs. Eaton says its thermal management systems control heat better so that performance is improved and drivetrain life extended. Ceramic facings are ideal for severe service applications, improve clutch management and reduce wear in high thermal conditions. The company claims its clutch discs reduce vibratory torque transmitted through the drivetrain with the help of a low rate spring characteristic that reduces damage caused by excessive vibration. In 2011 Eaton introd u c e d t h e E v e r To u g h aftermarket clutch for operators running older vehicles. After the economic downturn in 2009 the company sought to provide a lower priced alternative, par-

ticularly for third and fourth replacements. Sales have been robust. “We’ve seen a healthy adoption of our targeted end markets since the introduction of the EverTough by Eaton line,” said Aftermarket Director, Catherine Auckland. T h e E v e r Tough has limited features, is rated for 2,050 lb-ft of torque, and includes a one year/unlimited mileage warranty. Automated manual and fully automated

transmissions continue to gain larger market share alongside the general trend toward greater sophistication. Feedback from fleet managers and sales managers attribute their popularity to better fuel economy, ease of driving, and reduced damage to mechanical parts. Less skill is required to drive them and operators can keep both hands on the wheel and be more attentive to their surroundings. Gear shifts, too, are engaged at optimum rpm range. This is in contrast to manuals subjected to poor shifting practices by inexperienced or careless drivers whose poor driving habits lead to clutch a n d

transm i s sion wear and tear. Some transportation representatives speculate that an easier driving experience, without the need to shift gears hundreds of times in a day, will attract more ap- plicants to an in-

dustry undergoing severe driver shortages. A major supplier of OEM engineered aftermarket products is Valeo, offering a wide range of clutch kits and flywheels for medium a n d heavy d u t y trucks. Attributes of these designs include self adjusting technology, diaphragm and angle spring covers and cerametallic facings. Cerametallic refers to metal components which are incorporated into the ceramic material. The company describes these kits as clutches that “allow for better driving performance because the single disc design reduces shift effort and eliminates drag. There is reduced pedal effort at the floor and a longer travel damper reduces vibration and noise. Fewer moving parts mean better reliability. No internal clutch adjustments are necessary. The release system is easy for one person to adjust. Diaphragm design increases the life of the clutch by giving uniform

plate pressure and greater plate load as the disc assembly wears,” notes the company website. One of

the top OE suppliers of clutches for Class 8 trucks in the North America is Sachs. Sach’s manual adjust clutches utilize the same technology to reduce vibration that is featured on its self adjusting model, the Twin XTend. This option prevents vibration from being transmitted through the drivetrain. Clutch adjustments are reported to be easy and accurate thanks to a protective sealant that prevents contamination of the adjusting ring mechanism. A diaphragm spring “promotes uniform plate pressure to be applied while easing pedal effort. The life of the clutch is enhanced along with driver comfort. With fewer moving parts and wear points, reliability is increased.” Sach’s self adjusting Twin XTend automatically adjusts for clutch wear, thereby saving on labour and downtime. The company attaches three distinct features and associated benefits to the Twin XTend: Patented Controlled Center Plate, Heavy Duty Adjustment

Mechanism, and Open Architecture. Collectively, these yield a reduction in pedal effort, precise adjustments with no risk of over adjusting, the cooling of internal components, and the reduction of wear rates. A full measure of t h e c o m p a n y ’s clutches, features and benefits is available online at www. sachs.com. Self adjusting clutches generally cost more initially, but the return on investment justifies the additional purchase price. The Exedy Globalparts Corporation, which carries the Daikin line of clutches, supplies aftermarket clutch products to the Americas. The company cites pedal technology and a pivoting pressure spring mechanism that ensures reduced driver fatigue, increased clutch life and less vehicle downtime. A full product line is available for viewing at www.exedyusa. com. Clutches today offer more functionality that, in addition to transmitting power from the engine to the transmission, and ultimately the wheels, also act as shock absorbers in order to protect powertrains from excessive vibration caused by the engine’s resonance. Finally, choosing the right clutch depends on application. Buyers of new trucks are advised to consult with sales representatives to ensure the right clutch is matched with the truck’s intended use. An improper match can result in premature breakdown.

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Transportation Maintenance & Technology Association (TMTA)

2013 Transportation Maintenance & Technology Conference

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t. Thomas, Ontario - The first annual TMTC event will be held on May 6, 7, & 8, 2013 at the Kingbridge Conference Centre & Institute, 12750 Jane Street, King City, Ontario L7B 1A3 in Canada. Thanks to the invaluable input and generous cooperation of the Transportation Maintenance and Technology Association (TMTA) membership, and other associates in our industry, this inaugural

Transportation Maintenance and Technology Conference (TMTC) will have something for everyone! The TMTC Planning Committee has put together some very informative seminars, workshops and panels to discuss current issues that affect transportation businesses. The plan is to have a unique trade fair with no risk of exhibiting in a “bad” aisle, because there’s only one continuous circle. That’s right, a 1/8th mile in-

door walking track. There will also be beverages and food to help attendees and exhibitors to network easily. There will not be the typical exhibitor stress of setting up and then shipping back to the home office an elaborate 10’x10’ or 20’x20’ booth! They WILL NOT FIT in the space allowed. Simply bring along a couple of pop-up displays, literature and business cards and you’re good to go! Please find our Draft Pro-

gram outlining the Conferences’ Sessions and Workshops along with the Registration Form, which include the Seminar Selection Form, and the Sponsorship Form. It is important for exhibitors and/or attendees to register before March 29th to ensure an on-site guest room. There are only 124 rooms available, but the hotel will have taxis cabs available, if required. There is also plenty of free parking on-site which

makes staying at one of the alternate hotels in the area almost as convenient. New this year, registration and accommodation are on one form, so there is only one bill to pay directly to TMTC. Note that there is a cancellation charge on rooms cancelled after April 1st, 2013. Registration cancellations will be accepted up to April 1st, 2013 and substitutions up to April 24th, 2013. Credit cards are required upon check-in at the hotel to

cover incidentals. Please register early, in order to greatly assist the TMTC Staff in accommodating everyone’s needs. The TMTC exists to support the transportation industry by providing and sharing with conference delegates the knowledge, skills and continuous improvement related to vehicle technology and maintenance and by promoting adherence to ethical and legal industry standards and practices.

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B. Andrews Truck Service Centre ltd.

New Truck Wash Facility Strengthens B. Andrews Commitment to Total Customer Care By Marek Krasuski

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sk Boyd Andrews about the key to business success and expect a response that centers on people. “Our customers are our lifeline, so we are committed to the work that needs to be accomplished as efficiently as possible. It is from this business philosophy that we have expanded our range of services.” B. Andrews Truck Service Centre Limited has been a premier provider of truck and trailer repairs in Mississauga for the past 17 years. Its commitment to a full menu of services is underscored, most recently, by the addition of the GTA Pressure Wash & Restoration located at the same site on Columbus Road in Mississauga, strategically positioned near the GTA’s major transportation network of 400-series highways. Both trucks and trailers undergo high pressure washes with state-of-theart equipment designed to thoroughly clean even the most stubborn stains. What distinguishes this operation from many others is the interior cleaning service, Boyd explains. “Our mobile unit allows us to specialize in

washing out the interior of trailers. Everything from animal waste to carrot stains is removed, typically within half an hour, with high pressure equipment.” Two dedicated bays are reserved for cleaning of truck exteriors and interiors. A detailing specialist has been brought on board for fine interior finishing. The wash centre services trucks from one tonne gross vehicle weights. The rapid success of GTA Pressure Wash & Restoration, since opening just months ago, is measured by a respected clientele in the industry. Major truck manufacturers have relied on this facility to fully service and clean trucks for the resale market. High pressure washes using environmentallyapproved detergents are used for axle washes and degreasing to prepare for final sandblasting. Customers can now look forward to a mobile wash service anywhere in the GTA. This “washer on wheels,” equipped with a 1,000 gallon holding tank and capable of producing pressurized spray at 4000 psi, is dispatched to fleet yards for on-site truck and trailer cleaning. Standing alongside

these latest advance m e nt s g e ar e d t owa rd comprehensive care is the traditional mechanical services customers have relied on since B. Andrews opened its doors 17 years ago. General repairs and overhauls, which extend beyond engine work, include, but are not limited to, suspensions, alignments, brakes, electrical, drivelines, exhaust systems, as well as a preventative maintenance program. An updated suite of diagnostic tools and repair software programs quickly identify even the most concealed mechanical problems and related breakdowns. This 5-bay truck service centre provides a mobile service for emission testing and certification, thereby eliminating the need to transfer vehicles to other centres. All staff members are fully licensed technicians conversant in the latest diagnostic and mechanical software and capable of providing fast and efficient service. As founder and principal of this thriving enterprise, Boyd Andrews brings to his clientele an abiding commitment to customer care reinforced by a professional track record of success. Prior to the

opening of the Mississauga-based service centre, Boyd spent additional years assiduously cultivating trust with customers in his role as operator

of three dealerships. To discover the benefits of enlisting the services of B. Andrews Truck Service Centre and GTA Pressure Wash & Restora-

tion, peruse their website at www.bandrewstruck. com or visit their location at 6755 Columbus Road, Unit 2, Mississauga, Ontario.

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Cross Border Services

Do You Have Your NEXUS Card? By Dawn Truell

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ave you been travelling recently via the airport? Have you waited in that long two and a half hour lineup for customs marching through single file as if making your way to your death at a concentration camp? In contrast to these poor folks, the Nexus people just fly through the line with no waiting, no ghastly lineup reminiscent of the long waits for limited products during the socialist period. Is it the stupendous amount of drug related busts that have been going on or the immigration laws that are constantly changing which account for these ridiculous lineups through customs? Are they afraid that we are all smuggling something into another country? During a recent trip the people in my lineup were getting more irritated waiting for the customs check,

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some with smoke coming out of their ears, to borrow a celebrated metaphor. A gentleman behind me panics over missing his flight. He tries to get someone’s attention who works there, but they brush him off as if to say ‘you are not important.’ Too bad! Perhaps the airline will hold his flight, though we all know that never happens anymore. Sweat beads build on his brow. Those of us in line are trying desperately to push him ahead. What is it about travelling that is the best part? How about when travelling via road? Have you crossed the borders in or out of Canada and the U.S.A.? Those of us without a Nexus card wait in the exasperating lineups that are hundreds of cars and trucks deep while the Nexus card holders fly through the unpopulated Nexus line. I highly recommend we all get our Nexus cards!

Pilot Project At the Blue Water Bridge there has begun a six month pilot project that will measure the time savings for truckers using dedicated FAST lanes. About 1,400 trucks will be involved in the initiative. As part of the project, trucks using the dedicated FAST lanes will be fitted with a dash-mounted blueRover sensor which measures traffic flow. The idea is to measure how significant the time savings are for trucks using FAST lanes to cross into Canada at this bridge location. All hope that these trucks do indeed prove that the FAST lanes save time for truckers. Approximately 6,000 commercial trucks cross the Blue Water Bridge each day, making it Canada’s second busiest commercial crossing. It’s estimated that border delays cost Canada’s economy between $15 billion and $30

billion per year. Unfortunately this has caused protests, so not I’m sure how “FAST” the crossing is going to be. revolver in hay bales A horse trailer entering Canada from Missouri at the Sarnia border on December 7, 2012 was found with a revolver in the hay bales. The driver was fined $20,000 and was in jail for four days. I guess he forgot that it’s illegal to carry guns into Canada! James Keith Webster, 72, pled guilty to attempting to smuggle a gun into Canada at the Blue Water Bridge. Webster had been repeatedly asked by CBSA if he had a gun. He said yes but he had left it at home. CBSA discovered a .357 revolver in his possession and also found $50,000 in a lunch bag and $6,000 in his wife’s purse. Webster’s wife was returned to America where the cash was seized. As most of us

are aware, any amount over $10,000 must be declared at all border points going in or out of Canada and the U.S.A. Heroin In Montreal On December 18, 2012, CBSA seized 2.3 kg of heroin worth approximately $1,000,000 in a bonded warehouse in Montréal, Quebec. The drugs were discovered in six boxes that contained work gloves imported from Pakistan. The heroin was found in the fingers of the gloves. Arrested by the RCMP for this crime was Stephen Ashamu Giwa of Brampton, Ontario. He faced charges of importation and possession of heroin for the purpose of trafficking. A second individual was also arrested related to this seizure. Adeseye Adegoke Adewale of Montréal faced accusations of importation and possession of heroin for the purpose of traffick-

ing, as well as conspiring to import heroin for the purpose of trafficking. “CBSA officers at Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport work in close cooperation with their partners from the RCMP’s Airport Federal Investigation Section to intercept narcotics when they’re being imported, before they reach our communities,” said Benoît Chiquette, the CBSA’s Regional Director General for the Quebec Region. Since the beginning of 2012, CBSA officers in Quebec have made 1563 drug seizures valued at over $77 million. For further information on the fight against smuggling, terrorism, CTPAT, FAST, and PIP please c o n t a c t D a w n Tr u e l l , President, Cross Border Services, at: www.c-tpatcertified.com or www.crossborderservices.org or call 905.973.9136.

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Editorial

Road Safety Strategy 2015 By Marek Krasuski

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ndustry watchers have typically extended a nod of approval to the federal government for a national plan of action that has been pivotal in lowering the death toll on this country’s roadways. It’s also a plan of action that few Canadians outside official transportation circles seem to be aware of, except when ticketed by police for unsafe driving practices. The Road Safety Strategy 2015 is now past its midpoint, and if statistics demonstrating a downward trajectory continue, Canada will continue to enjoy the safest roads in the world. The current Road Safety Strategy flows from two previous action plans, the first developed in 1999, to reduce fatalities and injuries. It’s a collaborative effort by industry stakeholders – governments, road safety

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organizations and the enforcement community – and broad enough for provinces and territories to adjust regulatory oversight and enforcement rules according to regional needs. The strategy, implemented by the Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators (CCMTA), differs from its predecessors in that it is designed to be more flexible and embrace a holistic approach by acknowledging the “interdependencies that exist between drivers, roads and vehicle safety design,” according to the Strategy 2015 website authored by the CCMTA. Another distinguishing feature of the updated safety plan are the measurement tools applied to assess objectives. In place of hard percentage based targets, results will be quantified using

rate-based measures. Individual jurisdictions, however, will be allowed to evaluate targets as they see fit. The plan seeks to achieve four strategic objectives: to raise public awareness, improve collaboration among all stakeholders, enhance

enforcement, and improve road safety information in support of research and evaluation. The key groups of drivers the plan seeks to target are young drive rs , m e d i c a l l y - at - ri s k drivers, vulnerable road users, high risk drivers, the general population,

and motor carriers. No one, it seems, is beyond the plan’s reach. The program also includes infrastructure development and various vehicle initiatives in meeting safety objectives. Canada’s Road Safety Strategy has to date yielded improvements impres-

sive enough to predict its continuation beyond 2015. Since the first iteration of this initiative was introduced back in 1996, a 25 percent reduction in crashes has been achieved, representing the lowest death toll from vehicular accidents in more than 60 years.

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Mack Trucks

MACK Pinnacle vs World’s Strongest Men

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reensboro, North Carolina - Thirty o f t h e w o r l d ’s strongest men challenged 19,000 pounds of pure Mack power during the recent MET-Rx World’s Strongest Man 2012 competition. Pulling a MACK® Pinnacle™ Axle Back model tractor was one of the qualifying events during the 35th annual competition conducted at the Commerce Casino and other

locations throughout Los Angeles, California. The World’s Strongest Man competition, which aired on ESPN on December 30, 2012 pitted men from 17 countries against each other, testing the limits of human strength and endurance through a series of extreme events. Competitors in the truck pull qualifier wore a harness connected to a rope and were required to pull

the Pinnacle tractor more than 30 meters (32.8 yards) in the shortest amount of time. Hafpór Björnsson, of Iceland, won the qualifying round for the second year in a row, finishing in 26.93 seconds. Terry Hollands and Zydrunas Savikas finished the competition second and third place, respectively. All advanced to the next phase of the competition. The Pinnacle model is

designed for durable overthe-road hauling with a MACK Advantage™ chassis to optimize payload. Equipped with the MACK MP8 engine offering 1,760 lb-ft of torque and 505 hp, the fuel-efficient Pinnacle delivers near-zero emissions through the combination of the MP8 engine and MACK ClearTech™ SCR technology. For more information visit www.macktrucks.

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Health Insurance Matters

Bill 119 & Trucking

By Lina Demedeiros

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ffective January 1st, 2013, Bill 119 has extended mandatory coverage and payment of WSIB premiums to the construction industry. This will dramatically impact many types of small business owners and other industry professionals. Whether incorporated, a partnership or sole proprietor, everyone must be registered and acquire personal coverage. If you have employees, the principal of the organization may opt out. This was mandated by former Labour Minister, the Honorable Peter Fonesca, to discipline the industry as a result of companies employing contract workers without coverage. In some well known cases workers suffered on-thejob injuries while in the employ of so-called underground businesses. Some of these tragedies were on the news, others I heard from Members of Parlia-

ment in which uninsured, injured workers had no recourse to programs such as disability compensation under the Canada Pension Plan. It saddened me to tell a particular MP that the regrettable onus for coverage remained with the individual. The Canada Pension Plan disability benefit will pay only if the individual is unable to perform essential daily activities such as eating, dressing, toileting, transferring, bathing etc. In one poignant example a contractor in this MP’s riding lost his arm without the benefit of access to replacement income in the form of compensation from the builder. Fortunately, many transport companies have taken the initiative to ensure that owner-operators have alternative coverage to the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board, yet many remained uninsured, particularly in areas of occupational illness and long term care. In 2013, achieving balance and minimizing risk for both owner-operators and transport companies is the name of the game. Most commercial carriers are exposed to claims under their fleet insurance policy for Statutory Accident Benefits. These employers risks are

heightened by the absence of due diligence by a certified health specialist. The costs to employers are increased operational costs and challenges to recruitment and retention. Owner-operators working in the construction industry may be required to maintain WSIB coverage as a result of the inherent liability placed on the builder, unless they have a specialist confirm proper risk management and waive any potential liability back to the builder. I remind readers that in spite of any contractual coverage by a customer, provincial coverage for any company registered in the province of Ontario is still required, especially those without employees. Also important to remember is that private coverage is an absolute asset as a result of the rigid definitions set out by social programs such as the disability benefits afforded by the Canada Pension Plan. In the transportation industry it is important to minimize your risk exposure by adopting our philosophy that Less is More. Sound coverage plans afford a guaranteed income by ensuring you are

protected in the event of any type of claim. Knowledge is always power and security.

For more information on this article or our new program, True Choice, contact our office directly

by visiting us at www. lmdinsurance.ca or call 800.236.5810.

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Government of Ontario

Improving Hwy 66 Near Kirkland Lake

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ntario is improving Highway 66 near Kirkland Lake, creating more than 80 jobs. More than 11 kilometres of Highway 66 are being reconstructed to improve driving conditions and safety. The highway provides a critical link to Quebec and is an important corridor for mining and other industries located within the Timiskaming

District. Investing in Northern Ontario’s roads, highways and bridges is part of the McGuinty government’s Growth Plan for Northern Ontario. A strong northern economy creates local jobs and protects the health care and education services. Construction will begin this spring and will be complete by the end of the year.

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Legal Matters

Early Resolution Meetings, The Presumption of Guilt

By Mark Reynolds

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ne of the new procedures in our courts is a process called Early Resolution meetings with a prosecutor. When you are scheduled for an early resolution meeting you would meet with a prosecutor to discuss a guilty plea to the original offence or a guilty plea to a lesser

offence. In either case you will be asked by the prosecutor to plead guilty to something in the vast majority of cases. This is generally viewed as streamlining the court process, saving valuable time, etc. Many people will select this option regarding their charge, and some will see it as beneficial, especially in cases where the prosecutor is willing to reduce the charge or points. In some cases you will be required to attend these meetings and if you do not, you will be automatically deemed not to dispute the charge and will be convicted of

the original offence. This may sound like a good thing in some respects, saving the taxpayer money by streamlining the court processes, but there is a major problem to this approach. The problem is that when you attend an early resolution meeting neither you or the prosecutor have viewed the evidence against you, so you are being asked to plead guilty to something regardless of whether or not the prosecution has sufficient evidence to obtain a conviction. It’s easy to say ‘well I did it, so let’s just get it over with,” but as I have

Editorial

Nation Wide Protests Clog Transportation Arteries By Marek Krasuski

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rucks and trains across the nation came to a halt on Wednesday, January 16th as protestors of the Idle No More Movement stalled traffic at strategic locations. The purpose was to draw attention to First Nations demands for better treatment from the federal government and to ensure protection of the environment. Commercial carriers at Canada’s busiest border crossing, the Ambassador Bridge in Windsor, Ontario came to a halt as hundreds of protestors called for greater protection of treaty rights and voiced their objection against passage of the omnibus bill, C-45. “Our fight is with the Harper government and we want the general public to understand that,” said Stan Beardy, the Ontario regional chief of the Assembly of First Nations. In keeping with the spirit of respect and cooperation, demonstrations across the nation remained largely civil, aside from minor skirmishes where tempers flared. Rail transport came to

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a halt at targeted locations across the country. In Ontario, a blockade near Belleville disrupted train traffic along the Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal corridor. VIA passengers disembarked at the Belleville location and were bused to their destinations. Blockades were also erected in western Canada. Trains were stopped on the CR rail line near Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, and in British Columbia protestors blocked the rail line near the community of Kitwanga. Traffic delays occurred in northern Ontario on highway 17 near Espanola and further west near Nipigon. Hundreds of protestors also demonstrated in British Columbia against the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline that, if installed, would lead to oil tankers passing through traditional waters, they said. The Idle No More movement is an attempt to usher in a transformative period to ensure the integrity of the environment. Spiritual Elders, dreams, visions and peoples’ core values play key roles in

guiding decisions and moving forward.

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mentioned in previous columns, once you are charged with an offence, it’s not about whether you committed the offence or not, it’s about whether the prosecution can prove it beyond a reasonable doubt. What is written on the face of your ticket is not sufficient evidence to obtain a conviction. There are elements to each of-

fence that need to be proven. That’s why when you hire a paralegal to defend your charge, your chances of having the ticket dismissed or withdrawn are better. A competent paralegal will make sure that he or she views the evidence before entering any kind of a guilty plea. In the end, the result may well be a guilty plea to a lesser offence, but prior to

doing that, the defendant and the prosecutor should know if there is sufficient evidence to support the prosecution’s case. Mark Reynolds is a licenced paralegal, a former truck driver, MTO enforcement officer, provincial trainer and Enforcement coordinator and can be reached at 416.221.6888 or MarkReynolds@OTTLegal. com.

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Making Your Miles Count

Non-Taxable vs Self-Employed

By Robert D. Scheper

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he first few months of the year are always focused on tax in many ways. Too many people think their options are seriously limited. They are only half right. Your options are determined by the tax reporting system you choose, and the systems are NOT the same. The two primary systems are the self employed and the employee (which can use non-taxable benefits). The self-employed system is one of the most inefficient tax reporting systems available for operators. It’s easy for accountants but costly in tax payable. The reason is the restrictions imposed by Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). Simply put, it is invoice driven. Invoices are the only means of reducing taxable income. Tire expenses need invoices for tires, fuel expenses need fuel invoices and meal expenses need restaurant receipts. Though the vast majority of accountants still use the $51.00 per day simplified method, it can be (and lately often is) refused. In order to tell if you are carrying this potential refusal, ask yourself two questions: are you a self employed operator (proprietor), and do you give your log sheets to your tax preparer (or a summary of days away from home)? If the answer to both questions is yes, your tax preparer is using the batch/simplified method. Even though Circular IC73-21R9 disallows self employed people using the form/method, many tax preparers still use it. They just place the TL2 figure in the meal receipt field on the

tax form. They may not be using the TL2 “form” but they are still using the batch method ($51.00 x days away from home). Under CRA scrutiny, if the field doesn’t have corresponding meal receipts the entire amount can be reversed. That reversal usually costs $2,500 - $4,000 per year. It’s a significant potential liability. The Self Employed system requires receipts. Receipts cost money and lost receipts increase your taxes. It’s that simple and it’s that inconvenient. Self-employed operators who use their personal vehicle for business purposes (most do) have an even greater demand, a personal vehicle log book. There is good news and bad news. If you don’t have one, good news, you are in the majority as approximately 75% of all operators do not have a personal vehicle log book. If you do have one and are audited, then it’s bad news. It’s considered “low hanging fruit” and all “estimates” can be disallowed. If you don’t have a log book for your personal vehicle, your tax preparer guesses the percentage of business use. The operator also has to provide fuel, maintenance, lease payment/depreciation etc. for each separate vehicle. That’s a lot of paper! Too many tax preparers allow clients to deduct personal vehicle expenses without a log book year after year after year. Please understand that each operator carries that liability. I trust all those who are comfortable carrying that liability will not be complaining if anything goes wrong. After all, most people never complain about unfunded liabilities anyway, right? The main reason tax preparers and operators use it is because of simplicity and familiarity. That’s the way they’ve always done it. I’ve written about the employee/per diem system for over five years (since my book came out in 2007).

I’ve talked to hundreds of tax preparers and operators coast to coast, year after year. The biggest complaint I receive from tax preparers is that: it’s a lot more complicated, truckers won’t learn it, my staff doesn’t have the time to train operators, and I have to raise my rates and lose clients. Each point is valid, except

usually the losing clients one. The biggest complaints I receive from operators are: nobody told me, my tax preparer says it’s too complicated, or my tax preparer says there’s no such thing. Truth, half truth, and no truth! Successful operation of any business requires proper research. Piece by piece,

separate the truth from the untruth, the information from the disinformation. Our website offers a 2.5 hour downloadable seminar to help in your research. It’s free! Understand your business obligations and don’t be left holding an unfunded, unexpected liability. Robert D. Scheper operates an accounting and con-

sulting firm in Steinbach, Manitoba. He has a Masters Degree in Business Administration and is the author of the Book “Making Your Miles Count: taxes, taxes, taxes” (now available on CD). You can find him at www.thrconsulting.ca and thrconsulting.blogspot.com or at 877.987.9787. You can e-mail him at robert@ thrconsulting.ca.

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Healthy Living

The Life Enhancing Benefits of Coconut

By Brenda Ricker

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oconuts are seen by some as a miracle food, helping protect and cure the body of internal and external ailments. Coconut milk has many uses, most of which build up the immune system and the body’s defenses. You can find coconut milk in the ethnic foods section of a local grocery store or make it at home. Coconut oil works wonders for dry and damaged skin, cuts, bruises, and speeds healing while it fights infection. Coconut oil forms a protective barrier to hold in moisture. It penetrates into the deeper layers of the skin to keep connective tissues strong and supple. Coconut oil is readily absorbed into the skin, helping to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It aids in exfoliating the

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outer layer of dead skin cells, making the skin smoother. Coconut oil is used to treat dry and damaged hair and works as a lathering ingredient for natural shampoos and soaps. It can be used to fry foods, baking and makes a healthier mayonnaise. When you make pastries substitute 50% coconut oil for whatever fat is recommended. There is no mistaking the wonderful benefits of coconut oil, including its contribution to a heart healthy diet. There are numerous claims that adding coconut oil to your diet increases energy, balances hormones, and stimulates the thyroid gland. The cholesterol-lowering properties of coconut oil are linked directly to this ability to stimulate thyroid function. Coconut oil raises your metabolic rate, helping to release energy and promote weight loss. Researchers believe that the oil is different from other saturated fats because it is composed of mediumchain fatty acids. Try coconut oil for yourself, with an open mind, to see what effects it has on you. Solid at room temperature, coconut oil can be used as the solid oil portion in many home remedies. Coconut milk, too, has many benefits. Are you lactose intolerant? Does milk upset your stomach?

Well I have great news for you. Coconut milk does everything regular milk will do. This delicious beverage goes great on cereal, in coffee, can be mixed into recipes and poured into a tall glass. Both coconut milk and water can be taken as beverages. For centuries cultures around the world have revered and relied upon coconut for its nutritional powers and infinite practical uses. Native tradition attributes healing and life-giving properties to the fruit-bearing palm, which is why it is often called the ‘Tree of Life’. In western society the health benefits of coconuts are just beginning to be understood. The mystery appears to be in the favorable fats. Although coconut contains saturated fat, a closer examination shows that not all saturated fats pose a health problem. Saturated fat chains exist in a variety of lengths which impact the body differently. Coconut represents a vegetarian-sourced saturated fat consisting of medium chain fatty acids (MCFA). Scientists have long recognized MCFAs, such as lauric and capric acid, for their anti-viral and anti-microbial properties. The body utilizes MCFAs as energy instead of storing them as fat and promotes weight management.

Coconut is loaded with vitamins, minerals and electrolytes including potassium, calcium and chloride. Coconut consuming cultures around the world have lower incidence of heart disease than Americans. Lauric acid exists abundantly in coconut and plays a fundamental role in building our body’s

immune system. Once in our system it changes into an antibacterial and antiviral substance called “monolaurin” which destroys viruses and diseases. Lauric acid also occurs naturally in human breast milk and plays a vital role in nourishing and protecting babies from infections.

Until next time, I can be reached at health_you_ deserve@yahoo.ca.

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New Products & Services

Simple & Affordable Aid for Pre-Trip Inspections By Marek Krasuski

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here is an aphorism which says “truly elegant design incorporates top-notch functionality into a simple, uncluttered form.” This is a nostrum that the Calgary-based distributor, Ron Murphy, has embraced and applied to the transportation industry. Murphy is the exclusive distributor of a product both simple in design and practical in application. Enter The Extra Foot! Recently introduced to the Canadian Marketplace at Truxpo 2012, The Extra Foot has attracted attention from fleets and owner-operators alike for its use in performing pre-trip inspections and reinforcing health and safety proced-

ures. Unique to the industry, its primary function is to safely depress the brake pedal to allow drivers to inspect trucks and trailers for air leaks and lighting malfunction. This product, similar in basic design to a squeegee, comprises a handle with adjustable sleeve and a grooved-head, U-shaped adaptor. Before vehicle inspection, the base of the handle is pressed against the brake pedal. The handle is then adjusted to the optimal length to allow the driver to firmly lock the adapter on the other end of the shaft around the steering wheel. It’s a simple solution, Ron Murphy says, to ensuring that a pre-trip inspection is conducted

efficiently and safely. “This device frees drivers from the risk of employing an improvised and potentially dangerous method of holding down the brake pedal while checking the vehicle. Drivers no longer have to resort to placing a cinder block on the brake, or gerryrigging other unsafe procedures.” An era of heightened safety regulations and the attendant penalties for non compliance calls for additional equipment that reduces risk and Ron Murphy envisions The Extra Foot as another tool in meeting this objective. “This device, the first of its kind to be offered to the

industry, enables drivers to efficiently perform what they are required to do. As an industry the trucking community across Canada is committed to the CCMTA Canadian Road

Safety Strategy 2015 with the vision of making our Canadian roads the safest in the world. Incorporating devices like The Extra Foot into each company’s safety policies and putting one of these in every truck in Canada can hopefully achieve this goal.” Murphy’s convictions are supported by testimonials from transportation businesses in the United Kingdom where, since its introduction there three years

ago, The Extra Foot has garnered a groundswell of support. “We use The Extra Foot in all our lorries at Sherling Steel. It’s a great job. No more fines for faulty brake lights or air lines,” confirms company representative Gary Sloan. Included with The Extra Foot adaptor is a window scraper and squeegee which, when used on the adjustable handle, easily reach all cab and trailer windows and lights. Constructed of plastic and aluminum, the device is rated for minus- 40 degree C temperatures, is lightweight, and easy to store by affixing to a cab panel or trailer wall when not in use. Adding to The Extra Foot’s functionality and

simple design is yet another distinguishing feature: Price! A cost of just $50 includes the adaptor, adjustable handle, squeegee and scraper – an operational expense easily absorbed by any owneroperator or fleet intending to include The Extra Foot as part of their health and safety program. Functional, affordable, and crucial to safety inspections, The Extra Foot, concludes Ron Murphy, “is another tool for getting the job done better.” Contact Ron Murphy, exclusive Canadian distributor, for purchasing and product information at: ron@shamrockagency. com or go to their website; www.theextrafoot. com.

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Kaptive Beam® System “Double Decking” Solution

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inedyne’s Kaptive Beam Systems offer a “double decking” solution designed to optimize interior trailer cube space for fleet operators. The system creates a second deck in a trailer for storing cargo using a series of tracks and beams permanently mounted inside the trailer. MAXIMIZES TRAILER CAPACITY In the traditional “floor load” method of loading freight, a trailer is filled to capacity before it reaches the allowable c a r g o weight limit. By providing a second level through the use of captive decking beams, the Kaptive Beam System gives the option to use the maximum cargo space in the trailer on every load. The system also allows 16    February 2013

for easy load-in and loadout of cargo, which helps to get drivers back on the road quickly. COST-EFFECTIVE The Kaptive Beam System allows drivers to double the payload in every trailer. This means the system essentially pays for itself in as little as 3,500 miles. In addition, since the system’s beams remain “captive” inside the trailer, there are no concerns

that the beams will be lost or stolen. VERSATILITY Kinedyne Kaptive Beam Systems can be used in both decking and shoring applications and can be customized for a variety

of trailer configurations. Each beam is adjustable in 2” increments so drivers can optimize the trailer cube for each specific haul and type of cargo. UNIQUE BEAM & LOCKING HEAD DESIGN: Kinedyne Kaptive Beam Systems are made from high-strength aluminum alloy material that provides maximum tensile strength at the lightest possible system weight. The b e a m heads are made f r o m z i n c plated s t e e l and utilize a h e a v y - d u t y, spring-loaded trigger, which automatically locks the beam into the track slots. BEAM SIZE & RATINGS Kaptive Beams are made to accommodate both 96” trailers and 102” trailers. Built to support heavy loads, when evenly distributed, the beams have

a vertical rating working load limit of 2,200 lbs. and a horizontal rating of 1,500 lbs. The system works with all trailer designs and meets the requirements of every major trailer OEM. EXTENDED WARRANTY

Kinedyne now offers a 2-year warranty on all K2 Kaptive Beam Systems and components. SYSTEM CONFIGURATIONS Tracks for most Kaptive Beam Systems are available in a Single and

Double configurations and designed for both Surface Mount and Sheet and Post type trailer installations. For a full list of the Kinedyne Kaptive Beam System and part numbers visit www.kinedyne. com.

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Phillips Industries

Next Generation Battery Status Indicator

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anta Fe Springs, California - Phillips Industries has introduced the next generation of their V-CHECK™ battery status indictor, a simple device that gives an immediate signal of available battery power. The VCHECK™ II digitally monitors the state of power for any battery, particularly lift gate batteries, to ensure all work that needs to be performed can be performed. If the V-CHECK™ II signals less than optimum power, the battery can be

charged before a situation occurs where battery power is required but not available. The Phillips V-CHECK™ II features a large display surface for the digital read out of the battery state of charge. Both the voltage measurement and percentage of battery life remaining appear every 15 seconds.  The Go/NoGo LED light feature instantly shows if the battery is ready to complete the day’s work. Green indicates available power

12.6V to greater than 15V, yellow between 12.4V and 12.5V and red below 9V - 12.3V. It’s simple to install and gives the vehicle operator information that is critical to minimizing downtime caused by lack of battery power to complete required tasks. The new 12 volt V- C H E C K ™ I I B a t t e r y Status Indicator, part number 60-9100, is available through Phillips authorized distributors. For more information visit www.phillipsind.

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New Products & Services

Bully Dog Technologies

Bully Dog Selects Yooba’s iPad Publishing Platform for Trade Show Kiosks

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oston, Massachusetts - Bully Dog Technologies is a family-owned company and has exploded since its founding in 1998. Since 2004, Bully Dog has attended the SEMA show in Las Vegas each year. The largest automotive aftermarket trade show in the world, SEMA plays host to over 100,000 industry leaders from over 100 countries. Needless to say, it is always a daunting undertaking for the Bully Dog’s sales team. Enter the iPad. The prospect of easily multiplying Bully Dog’s onfloor sales force at SEMA (and at other trade shows throughout the year) was tantalizing. Deploying iPads would give Bully Dogs’ salespeople the

tools they needed to inform customers about its product while also giving them ability to gather sales leads, newsletter subscriptions and other valuable information quickly and easily. Looking for a development platform that was both intuitive and robust, Bully Dog happened upon Yooba. Here was a service that provided accessible development tools and a rock-solid deployment system for much less of an investment than anything else they had found - Bully Dog was sold. “Building and deploying the app with the Yooba web tool was as simple as could be, and Yooba’s deep feature set made implementing the vision of our design team an

achievable goal,” says Josh Couch, Multimedia Designer at Bully Dog Technologies. “Yooba’s ‘Dev Mode’ was invaluable, allowing for realtime testing of changes as they were made, which enabled us to hold to a very ambitious and efficient development schedule.” “After some initial presales conversations with Bully Dog, we didn’t hear anything from them until their app was completed,” says David Nordin, President at Yooba. “We were totally amazed at the level of design, functionality and content that Bully Dog had achieved on their own. It truly shows the power and ease-of-use of the Yooba solution.” The Bully Dog app is

intended to provide basic company and product information to prospective customers, all while gathering as much information as possible about these prospects easily and painlessly. Designed with redundancy in mind, we

want to ensure that no matter how customers wanted to interact with the app, it works. Use of both large, touch friendly elements and more conventional menu options ensures instant user familiarity and a dominant,

Bully Dog Technologies

Bully Dog Now Supports Paccar® MX & PX-8

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merican Falls, Idaho - Bully Dog Te c h n o l o g i e s proudly announces that it has added Paccar® to its list of supported engines. This adds yet another major engine that Bully Dog has added to the range of engines that are available with Bully Dog’s Heavy Duty WatchDog (HDWD) and Heavy Duty GT (HDGT), product lines. Drivers who have already tested the Paccar application report serious gains in horsepower, torque, and overall performance. Add fuel economy to the mix, and this becomes a winning combination all the way around. Both the HDWD and HDGT include the ability to change the speed limiter, read and erase trouble codes, display additional gauge information, monitor the safety of the engine, etc. on both the Paccar MX and PX-8 engines.

With these latest additions, the HDWD and HDGT are available for the Cat®, Cummins®, Detroit and now Paccar engines. More engine applications are in development, so keep checking Bully Dog’s website or call Advanced Tuneups / Moneysworth @ 1-866.212.3653 or email Peter Friesen economy@agapemail. net. Advanced Tuneups / Moneysworth is a Master Distributor for Bully Dog in Canada, and the Master Distributor for Tunit in North America. We have a lowest price guarantee for all our products. We have you covered for your needs. Advanced Tuneups is liquidating some of the older stock, and offering the remaining Power Pups for the Detroit and or Cummins Engines for $2,000 each (plus taxes, shipping and handling). Grab this special offer while supplies last.

Bully Dog is an industry leader in developing full-featured aftermarket enhancements for an unprecedented number

of vehicle applications. Founded in 1999 and guided by the idea that every vehicle possesses untapped potential, Bully

Dog equips gas, diesel and heavy duty drivers with the tools to unlock their rides’ potential power and economy gains.

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looping banner puts key information before the user as soon as they approach the iPad. Bully Dog Technologies is a family-owned company specializing in aftermarket vehicle performance products, and has exploded since its founding in 1998. Yooba is a privately held company providing solutions for digital media since 2001 with offices in Boston, MA and Stockholm, Sweden. Additional Yooba information can be found at www.yooba.com.

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Tires & Wheels

Hankook i*cept Evo Receives Good Design Award

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ayne, New Jersey - Hankook Ti r e ’s U l t r a High Performance (UHP) winter tire, winter i*cept evo, was honored with the Good Design Award 2012 (Transportation Design category). The Good Design Award is a well recognized design program with a 62-year tradition beginning in 1950. Entries to the program are judged based on criteria for highest aesthetic in terms of innovative design, new technologies, materials, construction, concept, energy efficiency and more. In 2012, the Good Design Award selected approximately 500 product designs and graphics from 48 countries. Hankook Tire’s Winter i*cept evo was honored in the Transportation Design category. Winter i*cept evo is Hankook Tire’s flagship

UHP winter tire product that incorporates environmentally-friendly features and satisfies both style and performance, maximizing handling and braking in wet and snowy conditions. In particular, this product was highly acknowledged for its asymmetrical tread design reflecting a polar bear’s claw shape and the application of 3D kerfs for further winter traction. In addition to its innovative tread design, the new silica compound applied to Winter i*cept evo significantly reduced the tire’s rolling resistance for enhanced vehicle fuelefficiency. Prior to the Good Design Award 2012, Hankook Tire was honored with numerous design awards on various occasions in the past decade, such as the iF Design Award (Germany), International Design Excellence Award (the US),

and the Reddot Design Award, which is one of the top 3 design awards in the world, for its Product Design Category. By winning another prestigious award for its product design, Hankook Tire has clearly demonstrated its status in the world as a global leading tire company, recognized for excellence not only in product performance but also in product designs. “In addition to the award from the Reddot Design Award, Hankook Tire once again was selected for a prestigious award from the Good Design Award 2012. This certainly proves Hankook Tire’s competitiveness in the global industry with

leading technology, product performance and design,” said Ho Youl Pae, Senior Vice President of Marketing Strategy Planning Division at Hankook Tire. He added, “Hankook Tire will continue its relentless effort to produce the best tire products in terms of quality and performance, but also in terms of its design and eco-friendliness.” Hankook has been gaining market share in the United States with its line of winter tires, with the Winter i*cept evo leading that growth. In addition to the recent Good Design Award, the Winter i*cept evo has been well received by the media in

the U.S., being recognized recently by a leading independent magazine for its performance. The design work put into developing new tires is an integral part of Hankook’s marketing efforts. Tires that not only offer the exceptional performance that consumers expect from Hankook, but also provide a fresh, visually appealing design aid in generating increased brand awareness and purchase consideration. To push the envelope of tire design Hankook partnered with the University of Cincinnati’s College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning (DAAP) and a number of its third year industrial design students in 2012 for a project entitled ‘Tire Design For The Future Environment’. Students were asked to create new tire designs based on their own visions of

future cars, sustainability needs such as reducing and reusing raw materials used in tire production, the importance of increasing tire efficiency and meeting specific tire performance targets.  Full-scale mockups of the winning designs were shown at the 2012 SEMA show in Las Vegas, Nevada to great media and show attendee interest. The Good Design Award program is organized by the Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design in cooperation with the European Center for Architecture, Art, Design and Urban Studies. The program announces winners on an annual basis and covers new consumer products designed and manufactured under various categories including electronics, transportation, furniture and more.

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Bridgestone Brings Back Dayton™ Truck Tires

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ashville, Tennessee - Bridgestone Commercial Solutions, a business of Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, announced that it is reintroducing its Dayton™ medium truck tire line in 2013. Commercial market needs combined with renewed interest from drivers, small fleets and managers pushed the revival of the line, which was retired in 2011. Dayton medium truck tires are made in the United States and offer small fleets and independent drivers sought-after quality at a lower cost. “Increasing fleet and truck maintenance costs continue to force managers, small companies and independent drivers to search for high quality, dependable and proven solutions at a lower cost,” said Bert Jones, Manager, Product Marketing, TBR, 18    February 2013

Retread and OTR, Bridgestone Commercial Solutions. “We are bringing back Dayton truck tires to provide a viable solution to the market - tires with proven technology that are immediately available to meet market demands.” Engineered with a quality casing, Dayton medium truck tires offer excellent retreadability and are available for steer, drive and trailer applications. The Rib Radial All Position™ tire is designed for steer applications in long and regional haul service. The Radial Metro All Position™ tire is designed for steer applications in regional haul and pick-up and delivery service. The Drive Radial Deep Skid™ is a drive axle tire designed for high-scrub applications in long and regional haul, as well as pick-up and delivery service. Radial Highway Service™ tires are

designed for tandem and single-axle trailer applications in long and regional

haul, as well as pick-up and delivery service. Each of the four applications

comes in a variety of sizes. To learn more about Dayton truck tires and

product offerings, visit www.daytontrucktires. com.

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Yokohama Wins HDRA Season Opener

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ullerton, California - Yokohama Tire Corporation and the Desert Assassins’ quest to be the first-time recipient of the recently-created World Championship of Desert Racing, jumped off to a great start with Cameron Steele’s win at the HDRA South Point Vegas 250 in Jean, Nevada on January 12, 2013. The race (four 62-mile laps) was the season opener for HDRA (High Desert Racing Association), which recently bought SCORE (Southern California Off Road

Enthusiasts). The two racing associations will run separate events but share points to determine the off-road desert series world championship. In the race, Steele, a two-time SCORE Person of the Year, campaigned his 800-horsepower Open Truck fitted with purposebuilt 40-inch Yokohama Geolandar A/T-S® R tires. “The Yokohama Geolandars are really special and are made for tough, offroad racing conditions,” said Steele. “They definitely helped us to the top of the podium. Let’s keep it

rolling all year long.” “Yokohama and the Desert Assassins are focused on the World Championship this year,” said Duane Sampson, Yokohama’s Motorsports Manager. “With this win, we are in

the best starting position to make that a reality on the Geolandar A/T-S R tires.” For more information on Yokohama’s extensive product line, visit www. yokohamatire.com.

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Section Française

Les Gouvernements Provincial et Fédéral Investissent dans Provincial Bandag Tires

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dmundston, Nouveau-Brunswick - Les gouvernements provincial et fédéral font un investissement combiné de 306 010 $ dans le développement de l’entreprise Provincial Bandag Tires Ltd. d’Edmundston. Cet investissement permettra à l’entreprise d’accroître son efficacité et la modernisation de son usine. « L’ i n v e s t i s s e m e n t d’aujourd’hui va permettre à une entreprise locale de rechercher de meilleures possibilités grâce à la modernisation de ses installations », a déclaré la ministre du Développement social, Madeleine Dubé. « Notre plan pour rebâtir le Nouveau-Brunswick cible ainsi des occasions de développement économique dans la ré-

gion d’Edmundston et du Madawaska. » Mme Dubé prenait la parole au nom du ministre du Développement économique, Paul Robichaud. « La grande priorité de notre gouvernement, c’est la création d’emplois, la croissance et la prospérité à long terme pour les Canadiens et les Canadiennes », a souligné le ministre associé de la Défense nationale et ministre d’État (Agence de promotion économique du Canada atlantique) (la Francophonie), Bernard Valcourt. « Notre investissement dans Provincial Bandag Tires Ltd constitue une étape importante dans la stimulation de l’économie du nord du Nouveau-Brunswick. Ce projet vise à aid-

er une entreprise résolue à croître et à se bâtir un avenir dans le nord de la province. En appuyant de tels projets, nous investissons dans l’avenir du Madawaska, faisant de la région un meilleur endroit où vivre, travailler et élever une famille. » Le gouvernement provinciale accorde un investissement de 71 000 $ du Fonds de développement économique et d’innovation pour le nord du Nouveau-Brunswick. Le gouvernement fédéral, par l’intermédiaire du Programme de développement des entreprises de l’APECA, fournit une contribution remboursable de 136 010 $ à l’égard de ce projet. Le Programme d’aide à la recherche industirelle du Conseil national de recherches du

Canada contribue pour sa part jusqu’à concurrence de 99 000$ au projet par l’intermédiaire du Programme pilote d’adoption de la technologie numérique. L’investissement conjoint des gouvernements fédéral et provincial aidera l’entreprise à acquérir et à exploiter un nouveau logiciel afin d’accroître son efficacité et de moderniser son usine. L’entreprise Provincial Bandag Tires Ltd., quant à elle, contribue pour 98 136 $ au projet. « Provincial Bandag Tire était à la recherche d’une solution qui permettrait de répondre aux divers défis de l’entreprise dans nos multiples point de ventes et service, notre centre de distribution et l’usine de fabrication de pneus rechapés », a

déclaré Michel Plourde, président de la province Bandag Tires Ltd. « Aujourd’hui, un tel système est essentiel pour la plupart des entreprises comme la nôtre qui veulent rester compétitives dans un environnement où les décisions doivent être prises plus rapidement avec un accès facile aux bonnes données et où chaque entreprise doit, à

tout prix, se tailler une place dans l’industrie. » Provincial Bandag Tires Ltd., dont le siège social est situé à Edmundston, au Nouveau-Brunswick, est une entreprise familiale fondée en 1972. Elle se spécialise dans le rechapage de pneus de transporteurs lourds et dans l’installation et la réparation de toutes sortes de pneus.

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Les Gouvernements Provincial et Fédéral Investissent dans la Rénovation d’Infrastructures à Eel River Crossing

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el River Crossing, NouveauBrunswick - Les gouvernements provincial et fédéral investissent une somme totale de 213 626 $ dans un projet d’amélioration d’infrastructure à Eel River Crossing. « L’objectif de rebâtir l’économie du NouveauBrunswick se concentre sur les partenariats locaux et les priorités », a souligné le député de Campbellton-Restigouche-Centre, Greg Davis, qui est également secrétaire parlementaire du ministre du Développement économi q u e, r e s p o n s a b l e d u 20    February 2013

développement du Nord et des affaires rurales. « L’investissement dans ce projet d’infrastructure stratégique amènera de nouvelles occasions pour la région et encouragera la croissance à Eel River Crossing et dans le Restigouche. » M. Davis prenait part à l’événement au nom du ministre du Développement économique, Paul Robichaud. « Notre investissement dans les infrastructures d’Eel River Crossing est un pas de plus en faveur du développement économique du nord du Nouveau-Brunswick », a

indiqué le ministre d’État de l’Agence de promotion économique du Canada atlantique (APECA) et de la Francophonie, Bernard Valcourt. « Cet investissement permettra aussi au parc d’attirer de nouvelles entreprises dans le secteur, ce qui favorisera la création d’emplois, la croissance et la prospérité à long terme à Eel River Crossing. » Les fonds investis dans ce projet permettront au village de prolonger son réseau d’eau et d’égout dans le parc industriel Restigouche. Cela aidera à attirer de nouvelles entreprises dans le sec-

teur industriel d’Eel River Crossing et à augmenter l’assiette fiscale, ce qui profitera à toute la collectivité. Les travaux comprendront l’ajout d’une conduite maîtresse, l’aménagement d’une nouvelle borne-fontaine, le défrichage d’un terrain et l’installation d’une fosse septique. « Le Village d’Eel River Crossing a récemment pris possession du parc industriel Restigouche », a expliqué le maire, Denis Savoie. « Nous avons certainement besoin du soutien et de la collaboration des différents ordres de gouvernement. Nous

devons également être à l’écoute des entrepreneurs du secteur privé. » Le gouvernement provincial investit 100 000 $ dans le projet par l’intermédiaire de la Société de développement régional. Le gou-

vernement fédéral, par l’entremise de l’APECA, verse au projet la somme de 113 626 $ dans le cadre du Fonds d’amélioration de l’infrastructure communautaire. Le Village d’Eel River Crossing investit 13 626 $.

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Sweetheart Impala Sport By Wendy Morgan-McBride

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eet a sweetheart of a car! With its creamy white finish and red details it just screams February 14th - Valentine’s to those naïve and foolish enough to forget. Cupid would be proud to shoot his arrows from this 1958 Impala Sport. It is a true head turner and it took the breath away from its present owner, Dennis Young, so much so that he traded in his previous classic, a ’68 Roadrunner in mint condition, after spotting the Impala on the Oshawa, Ontario Kijiji website. “I have done the history on my Impala, finding that it was built in St. Louis, Missouri and shipped to and purchased in New Mexico, where it stayed until 1997. It was purchased from its original owner and brought to Oshawa where it went through a seven year off frame restoration,” Dennis explained with evident pride. “I bought the car in 2007 and finished the restoration. When I bought it, there was still about 4550% electrical and mechanical repairs with a bit of suspension work needed. That took me about nine months of at least eight hour days tinkering every day.” Both the body and white paint with red pin stripping was completed when Mr. Young purchased

the car, as well as the interior which had been finished with the original tuck and roll style of its time. All the steering components were replaced and the power steering was upgraded from power assist. The front wheel bearings and hubs were also upgraded from roller bearings to tapered, recovered from a 1964 Impala. The brakes were completely re-built and the ignition system brought up to date with an electronic ignition. The body sits on the original “X” frame with drum brakes, and a new 350 small block engine, but the original 348 big block has been re-built and will be back in the car very soon. With just over 90,000 miles on the speedometer and an automatic 2-speed power glide, the 1958 is a rare commodity, holding the distinction as one of a few left of the one-yearonly body style created by the designers of Impalas, thus setting it apart from any other car on the market of that day. The 1958 Chevrolet Impala Sport Coupe was the first of its generation, classed as a full size vehicle with the 2-door hardtop and featuring the FR layout (front-engine, rear wheel drive) which was first established in 1885 and went on to become the standard for most 20th century cars. In an era when gasoline was cheap and cars were heavy, the mechanical advantages of the FR drivetrain layout made up for any disadvantage in weight terms. It remained almost universal among car designs until the 1970s. The wheelbase of

the Impala Sport Coupes was 120.5” with a length of 209.1 inches, a width of 77.7 inches, and a height of 57 inches, making them a heavy but durable car, much like the Bel-Air, Biscayne, Brookwood, Nomad and Parkwood. The Impala was introduced in 1958 and positioned as a top-of-the-line car. It was a change from the 1955–1957 shape that was itself a substantial departure from the conservative Chevrolets of past years - longer, lower, and wider than its predecessors. The sharp tailfins of the 1957 gave way to deeply sculptured rear fenders. Three taillights on each side would become an Impala hallmark, whereas lesser models had two and wagons just one. Special crossed-flag insignias sat above the side moldings, the bright rocker moldings and dummy rear-fender scoops. 1958 was the first year of dual headlamps. Underneath this new body was a new chassis. The standard perimetertype frame was abandoned, replaced by a unit with rails laid out in the form of an elongated “X.” Chevrolet claimed that the new frame offered increased torsional rigidity and allowed for a lower, yet still roomy passenger compartment. In this design, a transitional step between traditional construction and the later fully unitized body/chassis was introduced. The body structure was beefed up in

a number of areas, most notably the rocker panels and firewall to create a solid package. However, this frame was not as effective in protecting the interior structure in a side impact crash as the traditional perimeter frame. With a sixcylinder engine, a Chevrolet Impala started at $ 2 , 5 8 6 , while $2,693 bought a V8. Interiors held a twospoke steering wheel and color-keyed door panels with brushed aluminum trim. No other series included a convertible. In addition to style and vigorous performance, ads marketed its “quick, eagerto-please handling that lets you know you’re the boss.” The 1958 Chevrolet Impala helped Chevrolet regain the number one production spot in this recession year. Ed Cole, Chevrolet’s chief engineer in the late 1950s, defined the Impala as a “prestige car within reach of the average American citizen.” Although this car looks complete to the average observer, Dennis says “with the frame off restoration

and ongoing work, it has caused a few scuffs and scratches to the paint. That being said, with it being so big and heavy it should have a brake upgrade to the front disc brake system. When it is truly complete to my standards it would be nice to repaint it.” From where I stand, that cannot be far off, but every collector has their own views on completion when it comes to restoration. Happy Valentine’s to all and here’s hoping there are a few of Cupid’s arrows finding their way to new loves. For those without that special someone, catch me on our Fan Page on Facebook for more photos of this, and past classics, from A Drive Back in Time. Enjoy!

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US Regulator Warns Canadians of Online Scam

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oronto Ontario OMVIC, the regulator of motor vehicle sales in Ontario, has been alerted by the Oklahoma Used Motor Vehicle and Parts Commission (UMVPC), of a potential online scam specifically targeting Canadian car buyers. UMVPC alleges Ambient Auto Center of Oklahoma City advertises on the Canadian sites of Autotrader, Wheels, E-bay, Craigslist, Kijiji and Autocatch: their ads offer highend late model vehicles at prices that may be ‘too good to be true’. UMVPC

Investigator John Cobb states, “We have received numerous enquiries about this operation. Their website became active in October and yet they are not a licensed dealer. From what we have seen thus far, all their advertising is targeting Canadians.” A review of Ambient Auto Center’s website finds claims of “hundreds of used exotic vehicles” for sale and “award-winning service”, and they offer to “ship world wide” (sic). However, according to Cobb, “this dealer has no physical presence - the advertised address for

this supposed extensive dealer operation is in fact an empty corn field next to a warehouse owned by the State of Oklahoma. We are making this information public to stop this scam from finding a victim”. OMVIC also strongly cautions Ontarians about buying vehicles remotely, whether privately, or from a dealer in another state or province. According to Terry O’Keefe, OMVIC Manager of Communications and Education, “Ontarians are only protected by OMVIC and Ontario’s consumer protection laws

when they buy from an Ontario-registered dealer. If consumers buy privately and something goes wrong, they are basically on their own. Further, if a consumer buys from a business in another province or state and then need help, they will have to utilize the regulatory body, if any, in the jurisdiction where they bought the vehicle”. When shopping for a car online, O’Keefe also warns consumers “not to get sucked in by an ‘amazing deal’. If something is priced below market value, it should usually be

seen as a warning, not an opportunity”. O k l a h o m a ’s U M V P C would like to hear from any consumers who have dealt with Ambient Auto Center. They can be reached at 405.521.3623. The Ontario Motor Vehicle Industry Council (OMVIC) administers and enforces the Motor Vehicle Dealers Act (MVDA) on behalf of the Ministry of Consumer Services. OMVIC maintains a fair and informed vehicle sales marketplace by regulating dealers and salespersons, regularly inspecting Ontario’s 8,000 dealerships

and 24,000 salespeople, maintaining a complaint line for consumers and conducting investigations and prosecutions. OMVIC is also responsible for administering the Motor Vehicle Dealers Compensation Fund on behalf of its Board of Trustees. For more information contact Terry O’Keefe, Manager of Communications, Media Relations and Education by Tel: 416.226.4500 x 3525, email terry.okeefe@omvic. on.ca, or visit their web site at www.omvic.on.ca or visit www.buywithconfidence.ca.

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oronto, Ontario “Tag-Teaming,” the act of two illegal car sellers in different locations working together to hide their identities and lure unsuspecting car buyers to purchase vehicles, is emerging as a trend in online auto sales, according to the Ontario Motor Vehicle Industry Council (OMVIC). Mystery Shopper research also revealed the growing trend of curbsiders (illegal sellers who usually pose as private sellers or small businesses) using online ads to sell popular vehicles and, more recently, highend models. As part of this provincewide research, random calls were made to “private” vehicle sellers with ads posted on free online websites. “Stop asking stupid questions,” was one seller’s response to a potential buyer when she asked if the advertised vehicle had been in any major accidents. Another suspicious seller was confused about which vehicle the buyer was calling about. Why? Because he had numerous cars for sale; often a sign the seller

is a curbsider. “Ontarians need to be careful when buying online. They need to become educated and learn to spot the common tactics curbsiders use,” says Carey Smith, OMVIC’s Director of Investigations. “If the car is much cheaper than most other models of the same year and mileage, the consumer should be very cautious and should consider walking away from the deal.” OMVIC is warning Ontario vehicle buyers who are seeking a sweet deal to avoid a sour experience with the launch this month of its fall consumer awareness campaign that spotlights these new trends in online auto sales. According to Smith, the increased use of free online advertising makes it easier for curbsiders to run their business and more difficult to track them: “The trend of curbsiders using online ads to bilk unsuspecting car buyers who are looking for a deal is rapidly growing.” Industry research finds that 25 per cent of “private” classified ads on online marketplaces like Kijiji and Craigslist are actually

posted by curbsiders. One devious tag-team operated its illegal business from the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) and a city in northern Ontario. The team registered vehicles to the member in northern Ontario, but her partner would sell the vehicles in the GTA. “They thought this would make it difficult to track them,” says Smith. “It is becoming increasingly common for curbsiders to try to sell vehicles that are not registered in their name, so purchasers will have to be bold and check ID: ask to see the seller’s driver’s licence and compare it to the car’s registration. If they don’t match - walk; and don’t listen to the excuses they will try to use to explain it.” Unfortunately some consumers ignore the warning signs in the search for a bargain. Smith warns, “Buying a vehicle is a big investment, so consumers should do their homework - don’t get sucked in by a cheap price. If a deal seems too good to be true, it probably is. Also be aware that not all curbsiders pose as private sellers; some may be

working out of businesses like rental companies, repair shops and gas stations. If they are not registered with OMVIC, they are not legitimate sellers. If you’re unsure, ask to see their OMVIC licence; if they can’t produce one, leave! Please report them to OMVIC.” To help Ontario car buyers avoid curbsiders, OMVIC offers the Creepometer, an interactive online tool and video. The Creepometer and other valuable resources can be found at BuyWithConfidence.ca. The only way

Ontario car buyers can fully protect themselves is to buy their vehicles from an Ontario-registered dealer. By law, registered dealers provide advertising disclosure and all-in pricing with no hidden fees, mandatory full disclosure of a vehicle’s past use, history and condition and cancellation or rescission rights if specified information is not disclosed.

There is also access to the Motor Vehicle Dealers Compensation Fund - up to $45,000 for each valid claim made to the Fund.

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Air Conditioning & Heating: Sales & Service

Bankruptcies & Debt Consolidation

compliance services

driver services, recruitment & employment

factoring, finance & foreign exchange

Cross Border Services Account & Records Management Bookkeeping For Your Business & Personal Finances Toll Free: 888.644.2333 Air Brake Training for Mechanics

Rumanek & Company Ltd. Wilson Instruments Ltd.

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

1280 Finch Ave. West, Suite 714 North York, ON M3J 3K6 Tel: 416.665.3328 Fax: 416.665.7634 Jordan@rumanek.com www.Rumanek.com buildings - all steel pre-engineered

automated Lubrication systems

Brake & Safety check Products

A-Z Technical Building Systems Inc. Beka Lube Products Inc.

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

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299 Mill Road, Unit 1510 Etobicoke, ON M9C 4V9 Toll Free: 877.743.5888 Tel: 416.626.1794 Fax: 416.626.5512 a-ztech@sympatico.ca cargo control products

canadasales@jdfactors.com

Drakkar Human Resources

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

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“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 info@danatec.com www.danatec.com

Emergency Road Services

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Air Conditioning & Heating: Sales & Service

ICC The Compliance Center Inc. FLO Components Ltd.

F.B. Feeney Hardware “Serving the industrial and trucking aftermarket since 1952.” 32 Carnforth Road Toronto, ON M4A 2K7 Toll Free: 800.363.0639 Tel: 416.750.4610 Fax: 416.750.4164 tfeeney@feeneyhardware.com www.feeneyhardware.com

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The Extra Foot

“For Total Lube Solutions, Go With the FLO!” 50 Admiral Blvd. Mississauga, ON L5T 2W1 Tel: 905.671.2355 Toll Free: 800.668.5458 Fax: 905.671.2358 sales@flocomponents.com www.flocomponents.com Components by:

“Large Account Service” to small fleet & start-up companies.” 176 Seacliff Drive West, Leamington, ON N8H 3Y5 Toll Free: 877.653.9426 Tel: 519.419.5044 Fax: 519.326.4047 riacobelli@liquidcapitalcorp.com www.liquidcapitalmidwest.com

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 keeto@keehumanresources.com www.keehumanresources.com

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“Don’t talk the talk when you can walk the walk with the extra foot.” Box 78114, Heritage RPO Calgary, AB T2H 1M0 Toll Free: 877.293.7688 Tel: 403.585.9234 ron@shamrockagency.com www.theextrafoot.com

Liquid Capital Midwest Corp.

Fasteners, Fittings, Hose & Shop Maintenance

Danatec Educational Services Ltd.

Freinmeister Group Inc. 6 Farnham Crescent London, ON N6K 1K1 Tel: 519.641.6770 ron@freinmeister.com www.freinmeister.com

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

Mover’s Equipment & Supplies 6176 Atlantic Drive Mississauga, ON L4C 1W2 Toll Free: 800.668.3773 Tel: 905.670.4488 Fax: 905.670.2748 info@movers3.com www.movers3.com clutch products

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

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Emergency Road Services Corporation

Multi-Line Fastener Supply Co. Ltd.

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

“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 brendachu@multilinefasteners.com www.multilinefasteners.com

Employment screening

Filters

Donaldson Company

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S.E.T.I. Imports Inc.

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

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ITR Canada Inc. Fil-Mor Automotive & Clutch Products 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

Niagara Service & Supply Ltd. 150 South Service Road Stoney Creek, ON L8E 3H6 Toll Free: 800.268.5076 Tel: 905.573.3101 sales@niagaraservice.com 24    February 2013

DPF Cleaning

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DPF Cleaning Specialists

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.

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 info@dpfcleaningspecialists.com www.dpfcleaningspecialists.com

SKF Lubrication Solutions

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

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

People Tracks Inc.

“Your preferred Employment Screening Firm. Confirming the facts, one step at a time.” 6102 - 6th Line Orton, ON L0N 1N0 Tel: 519.855.9405 cheryl@peopletracks.com www.peopletracks.com

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

factoring, finance & foreign exchange

DWS Fleet Management Services

J D Factors

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

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


fuel additives & lubricants

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

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Best Miles Ahead 9049 Finnerty Sideroad Caledon, ON L7E 0H8 Tel: 905.880.4612 bestmilesahead@gmail.com

insurance brokers

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

Baizana Insurance Brokers

4531 Rue Industrielle Thetford Mines, QC G6H 2J1 Toll Free: 800.795.2777 Tel: 416.423.2777 Fax: 418.423.7619 info@prolab-technologies.com www.prolab-technologies.com

insurance brokers

Dalton Timmis Insurance Group

Rainbow Insurance Brokers Inc

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

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“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 trishd@xplornet.com www.rainbowinsurancebrokers.com

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

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

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 cgb@cgbgroup.com www.cgbgroup.com

9768 – 170th Street, Suite 556 Edmonton, AB T5T 5L4 Toll Free: 855-BIGRIG1 Toll Free: 855.244.7441 www.gapbigrigpower.como Fuel & Lubricants Direct

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 trucking@hallmarkins.com www.hallmarkins.com

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

1100 Burloak Drive, Ste. 300 Burlington, ON L7L 6B2 Toll Free: 866.884.7569 Tel: 905.937.9652 Fax: 905.938.7405 dianes@dicaninc.com www.dicaninc.com

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

tarps & tarping systems

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

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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 sales@cramarotarps.ca www.cramarotarps.com

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ON-Board truck Scales

Load Covering Solutions Ltd.

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

730 Permit Services

Blue Water West Ltd.

Dalton Timmis Insurance Group

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

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Suppliers of Esso Fuel and Mobil HUB International Ontario Ltd. Lubricants to all sizes of businesses Transportation Insurance large or small, stationary or on the 33 Princess Street, Suite 501 C anadian Insurance Brokers Inc. go, on land or at sea. Leamington, ON N8H 5C5 1 Eglinton Ave. East, Suite 415 3100 Underhill Avenue Toll Free: 800.463.4700 Toronto, ON M4P 3Z1 Burnaby, BC V5A 3C6 Tel: 519.326.9339 Tel: 416.486.0951 Tel: 604.420.4331 Fax: 519.326.0128 Fax: 604.420.4137 Fax: 416.489.5311 dan.mcguire@hubinternational.com rfeeney@BlueWaterAgencies.ca jasonj@cibi.ca www.hubinternational.com www.bluewatergroup.ca www.cibi.ca

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

oil furnace sales & Service

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NOCO Lubricants LP

Dican Instruments Canada Inc.

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

Vulcan On-Board Scales

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GPS SYSTEMS

Krown Corporate

Sinwal Enterprises Inc

lubricants

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

Rust Control Products

Cramaro Tarpaulin Systems

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fuel Economy Products

G.A.P. Big Rig Power Inc.

lubricants (synthetic)

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Prolab Technolub Inc.

insurance brokers

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

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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 pvoelker@sympatico.ca

“Keeping You Covered” 5499 Harvester Road Burlington, ON L7L 5V4 Toll Free: 800.465.8277 Tel: 905.335.2012 Fax: 905.335.8499 www.loadcoveringsolutions.com tire & wheel service & equipmenT

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

tire Pressure Monitoring Systems (TPMS)

Pressure Washers

HawksHead Systems Inc.

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 lindac@jdimi.com www.jdimi.com

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

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

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 sales@HawksHeadSystems.com www.tpms.ca February 2013   25


Tools

towing services

Tiger Tool International Inc.

Unique, specialized tools to service the needs of the Light & HeavyDuty Equipment Industry. 34434 McConnell Road, Unit 160 Abbotsford, BC V2S 7P1 Toll Free: 800.661.4661 Tel: 604.855.1133 Fax: 604.855.4424 Info@tigertool.com www.tigertool.com

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

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trailer manufacturers

Titan Trailers

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

trailer Sales, leasing, rentals & service

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A Towing Service Ltd.

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

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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 john@stellarroadside.com www.stellarroadside.com

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

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K.B.W. Towing

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

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Abrams Towing

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

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MG Paralegal Professionals

Action Automotive, Towing & Recovery

“Meeting Your Service Needs in Eastern Ontario.” P. O. Box 126 Trenton ON K8V 5R2 Toll Free: 800.551.6151 Tel: 613.394.4924 Fax: 613.394.2428 action@reach.net www.actiontowing.com 26    February 2013

“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 Toronto, ON M6R 2V4 Tel: 416.201.1195 Fax: 416.907.1683 jgangadin@mgparalegal.com www.torontoparalegalprofessionals. com

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

P.O. Box 6001, 6500 Silver Dart Drive, Toronto AMF, ON L5P 1B2 Toll Free: 800.387.7717 Tel: 905.672.5171 Fax: 905.672.7652 Debby@atlantis-airlink.com www.atlantis-airlink.com

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

Crossroads Training Academy

Atlantis Transportation Services Inc.

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J P Towing Service & Storage Ltd

Pat Rogers Towing

“Service Across Ontario” 24 Hour Heavy Towing Toll Free: 888.667.5438 Tel: 416.398.2500 www.abrams.ca

Bedard Tankers Inc.

Leader in Dry Bulk, Liquid, Liquified Compressed Gas & Cryogenic Road Tanker Trailers. 5785 Place Turcot Montreal, QC H4C 1V9 Tel: 514.937.1670 Fax: 514.937.2190 btinc@aei.ca www.bedardtankers.com

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

International Truckload Services Inc.

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

Transportation Training

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 info@transittrailer.com www.transittrailer.com Transport Companies

towing services

Transport Companies

Star Van Systems

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

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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 read@crossroadstrainingacademy.com diane@crossroadstrainingacademy. com or crossroadstruc1@bellnet.ca www.crossroadstrainingacademy.com

Crossroads Training Academy Tremcar Inc.

Canada’s largest cargo tank and tank-railer manufacturer for the transportation of a large variety of dry and liquid products. 79 Montrichard Avenue St-Jean-sur-Richeleiu, QC J2X 5G4 Toll Free: 800.363.2158 Tel: 450.347.7822 Fax: 450.347.8372 tremcar@tremcar.com www.tremcar.com

Best Transfer 6 Winer Road, R.R. #3 Guelph, ON N1H 6H9 Toll Free: (800) 862-1470 Fax: 519) 767-5105 blair@besttransfer.com www.BestTransfer.com

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The Rosdale Group

6845 Invader Crescent Mississauga, ON L5T 2B7 Toll Free: 877.588.0057 Tel: 905.670.0057 Fax: 905.696.4630 steveh@rosedale.ca www.rosedalegroup.ca Transportation Training

trailer Sales, leasing, rentals & service

Fort Garry Industries

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GTA Trailer Rentals Inc.

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

Crossroads Truck Training Academy

Carmen Transportation Group

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Centennial College

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

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

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

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

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

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

3700 Weston Road Toronto, ON M9L 2Z4 1.866.857.5166 Tel: 416.667.9700 Fax: 416.667.8272 info@carmentransportationgroup. com www.carmentransportationgroup. com

Crossroads Training Academy

Crossroads Training Academy

Brian Kurtz Trucking Ltd.

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

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

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 keeto@keehumanresources.com

10 Maple Street, Smiths Falls, ON K7A 1Z5 Toll Free: 866.529.1113 Tel: 613.742.7499 Fax: 613.742.7899 erica@bellnet.ca www.crossroadstrainingacademy. com

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 brent@danbro-training.com

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


Transportation Training

Transportation Training

Transportation Training

truck delivery

truck lighting & accessories

truck parts & supplies

Manitoba

brandon

Grote Industries Co. Greater Ottawa Truck Training

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

Jay’s Professional Truck Training Centre

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

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

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

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 info@moderntraining.com www.moderntraining.com

Northern Academy of Transportation Training

Contact: Kevin Pattison 25 Vagnini Court, Lively, ON P3Y 1K8 Toll Free: 800.719.9334 Tel: 705.692.9222 Fax: 705.692.9256 info@northernacademy.ca www.northernacademy.ca

Northstar Truck Driving School Contact: Robert Labute 5044 Walker Road, Windsor, ON, N9A 6J3 Tel: 519.737.0444 Fax: 519.737.0445 northstartruck@bellnet.ca www.northstartruckdrivingschool.com

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

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

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

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

Ontario Truck Driving School (Owen Sound) Contact: Admissions Officer 1051 – 2nd Avenue East Owen Sound, ON N4K 2H8 Toll Free: 800.263.4777 Tel: 519.376.0444 Fax: 866.800.6837 training@otds.com www.otds.com

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 training@otds.com www.otds.com

Ontario Truck Training Academy (Oshawa) Contact: Dennis Lagrois 199 Wentworth Street East Oshawa ON L1H 3V6 Toll Free: 800.753.2284 Tel: 905.723.1237 Fax: 905.723.1245 admin@otta.ca www.otta.ca

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

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

Valley Driver Training Contact: Jamie Fitchett 99 Cote Blvd. Hanmer, ON P3P 1L9 Tel: 705.969.8848 Fax: 705.969.0584 jamie-vdt@live.ca www.valleydrivertraining.ca Truck & Trailer Repairs

185 Carrier Drive Toronto, ON M9W 5N5 Toll Free: 800.668.1879 Tel: 416.679.1977 Fax: 416.679.1988 info@AcadianDriveaway.ca www.AcadianDriveaway.ca

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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 www.compassdelivery.com

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Fort Garry Industries Brake specialists, installations, safeties and a whole lot more. info@fgiltd.ca www.fgiltd.com/parts/

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

Drive Star Shuttle Systems Ltd. 23 Industrial Drive Caledonia, ON N3W 1H8 Toll Free: 866.425.4440 Tel: 289.285.3021 Fax: 289.285.3026 sales@drive-star.com www.drive-star.com truck equipment

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truck parts & supplies

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

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Alberta

calgary

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

edmonton

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

grande prairie

Fort Garry Industries 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 niagaratruck@talkwireless.ca

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

truck CUSTOMIZING

Texis Truck Exhaust

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

Acadian Driveaway

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 mark.paul@grote.com www.grote.com

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

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

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

lloydminster

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

red deer

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

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

winnipeg

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 winnipeg@fgiltd.ca www.fgiltd.com Ontario

Mississauga

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

thunder bay

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

regina

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

saskatoon

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

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Levy Steering Centre Ltd. 1409 Shawson Drive Mississauga, ON L4W 1C4 Toll Free: 800.565.5389 Tel: 905.564.1899 Fax: 905.564.1911 orderdesk@levysteering.com www.levysteering.com February 2013   27


truck parts & supplies

truck sales, leasing, parts & service

Diesel Truck Parts Inc.

Shield Truck Accessories

Morgan’s Diesel Truck Parts

P. O. Box 281

& Service Inc.

Aylmer, ON N5H 2R9

1248 McAdoo’s Lane, R. R. #1

Toll Free: 866.617.0201

Glenburnie, ON K0H 1S0

Tel: 519.765.2828

Toll Free: 800.267.0633

Fax: 519.765.2821 hans@shieldtruckaccessories.com www.shieldtruckaccessories.com truck sales, leasing, parts & service

Tel: 613.546.0431 Fax: 613.546.4206 www.morgan-diesel.com

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Truck tire sales & service

truck transmissions, differentials & pto’s

truck transmissions, differentials & pto’s

C & R Transmission Service Ltd.

Domar Transmission Ltd.

Benson Tire The largest Goodyear dealer in Ontario, offering over 15 locations equipped with 24 hour emergency service vehicles to handle all of your tire needs. 700 Education Road Cornwall, ON K6H 2W8 Toll Free: 866.623.6766 Tel: 613.933.1700 Fax: 905.689.3381 info@bensontire.com www.bensontire.com

We service clutches also. 13 Anderson Blvd. Stouffville, ON L4A 7X4 Toll Free: 888.297.0682 Tel: 905.642.4556 Fax: 905.642.2293 manager@crtransmission.com www.crtransmission.com

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truck Wash Facilities

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Gerry’s Truck Centre

When it comes to transmissions… think DOMAR 130 Skyway Avenue, Toronto, ON M9W 4Y9 Toll Free: 800.387.4883 Tel: 416.675.2268 Fax: 416.675.2435 rickscarpone@hotmail.com www.domar.ca

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Awash Systems Corp. Automatic Wash Systems & Water Treatment Recycling Systems customized to your requirements. 2211 Brant Street, P.O. Box 20070, Burlington, ON L7P 0A4 Toll Free: 800.265.7405 info@awashsystems.com www.awashsystems.com

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“Your Complete Transportation Business Partner.”

Surgenor Truck Centre

4049 Eastgate Cres.

261 Binnington Court

London, ON N6L 1B7

Kingston, ON K7M 9H2

Toll Free: 800.363.4380

Toll Free: 877.548.1101

Tel: 519.652.2100

Tel: 613.548.1100

Fax: 519.652.6593

Fax: 613.548.4990

info@gerrystrucks.com

mgallant@surgenortruck.com

www.gerrystrucks.com

www.surgenortruck.com

Canada-Wide Parts Distributors Ltd Ontario Regional Office Over 100 Truck Tire Service Centres Across Canada. 520 Abilene Drive Mississauga, ON L5T 2H7 Toll Free: 800.465.0618 Tel: 905.564.5171 Fax: 905.564.5175 LHardy@oktire.com www.oktire.com

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

GTA Pressure Cleaning & Restoration

“We work best under pressure!” 6755 Columbus Road, Unit 1 Mississauga, ON L5T 2G9 Tel: 647-444-3384 gtapressurecleaning@mail.com

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ATSSA Toronto

Fil-Mor Automotive & Clutch Distribution Centre Host ATSSA January Meeting By Barb Woodward

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he January meeting was hosted by FilMor Automotive Products and Clutch Distribution Centre. Presentations were made by two of their suppliers, n a m e l y Ke i t h Wo o d s , Product Manager of ZF Services North America (Sachs clutches), and Tom Broad, Canadian Regional Manager of Horton, Inc. Since 1980, Fil-Mor has specialized in the remanufacture of clutches and related clutch parts for the automotive and trucking industry. Their product line offers items such as clutch kits, flywheels, water pumps and many related products from well known companies such as Sachs, Horton, Eaton, Lipe and TorqueMaster. For further information, contact 28    February 2013

Paul at 800.677.9038. Rob Venneri, Owner of Clutch Distribution Centre, specializes in all types of new and remanufactured clutches, clutch components, new and used flywheel exchanges for faster service and flywheel grinding. He also provides pickup and delivery service within the GTA area upon request. Call Rob at 416.745.9220 for more information. 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 three seminar sessions

held independently from the trade show. The show will begin at 9:00 AM and conclude 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 with musical accompaniment by Arden

and the Tourists (6 piece band). The cost is the same as last year ($130 per couple). It will be a formal dinner followed by many prizes to be won. Rooms at the Marriott Hotel will be $104 + tax as well a s

a free l i m ousine service to and from the Paradise Banquet Hall. Sponsors are needed to

support this yearly event, so please contact Brian Sibbald for sponsorship information and to book your tickets for the dance. The Automotive Transportation Service Superintendents Association (ATSSA) 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. The purpose of the A.T.S.S.A is to present information and expert advice delivered by manufacturers to stakeholders responsible for the maintenance of trucking fleets. Membership in the A.T.S.S.A is open to fleet superintendents and those with a primary interest in the maintenance and care

of truck fleets. Anyone that works in the trade is welcome. Associate and Affiliate Membership is open to original equipment manufacturers and allied industry suppliers. Sponsors for monthly meetings are always welcome. Bookings can be reserved by contacting Brian Sibbald at 905.564.7278. This is your opportunity to present company products and services to a captive audience! In addition, ATSSA fees will be reimbursed to those members who successfully recruit a sponsor. 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.

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Alphabetical List of Advertisers

Advertisers by Product or Service

Advertiser Page Publication

Advertiser

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Bankruptcies & Debt Consolidation Atlantis Transportation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Ontario Trucking News

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page publications

Rumanek & Company Ltd... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Ontario Trucking News Diesel Performance Products Tunit & Bully Dog. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

B. Andrews Truck Service Centre Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . 5 Ontario Trucking News BTC Express Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Ontario Trucking News Benson Tire. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Ontario Trucking News Bennett’s Power Service Products . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Best Transfer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Ontario Trucking News Bison Transport. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Ontario & Western Trucking News Brian Kurtz Trucking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Ontario Trucking News

C C.U.T.C. Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Canadian Fleet Maintenance Seminar. . . . . . . . . 13 Caravan Logistics Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Ontario Trucking News

D Dican Instruments. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Ontario & Eastern Trucking News Discount Truck Parts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Western Trucking News Domar Transmissions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8, 14

E Emergency Road Services Corporation . . . . . . . . 1 Eastern & Western Trucking News Expocam. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

Emergency Road Services Emergency Road Services Corporation. . . . . . . . . 1 Eastern & Western Trucking News Employment Opportunities Atlantis Transportation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 BTC Express Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Best Transfer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Bison Transport. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Brian Kurtz Trucking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Caravan Logistics Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 FrasIer Transport (FLI). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 International Truckload Services Inc. . . . . . . . . . 42 Kindersley Transportation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Star Van Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 The Rosedale Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 TransX. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30, 44 TVM Limited . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39

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Factoring & Finance JD Factors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Liquid Capital Midwest Corp.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Ontario Trucking News Fuel Saving Products G.A.P. Big Rig Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

F Frasier Transport (FLI). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Ontario Trucking News

G G.A.P. Big Rig Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 GTA Pressure Cleaning & Restoration Ltd. . . . . . . 5 Ontario Trucking News

Fuel Treatment Products Bennett’s Power Service Products . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Prolab Technolub Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1, 12 GPS Systems Dican Instruments. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Ontario & Eastern Trucking News Heating Sales & Service

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

I International Truckload Services Inc. . . . . . . . . . 42 Ontario Trucking News

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Wilson Instruments. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Ontario Trucking News Lubricants Shell Canada. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Permits & Waivers C.U.T.C. Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

JD Factors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

Steering & Clutch Products Levy Steering. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

K Kärcher Canada Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Kindersley Transportation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Ontario & Western Trucking News

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Tanker Manufacturing, Sales & Service Hutchinson Industries. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Eastern Trucking News Tremcar Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Theft Prevention Products

Levy Steering. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Liquid Capital Midwest Corp.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Ontario Trucking News

The Fuel Lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Tire Sales & Service Benson Tire. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Ontario Trucking News

P Prolab Technolub Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1, 12

Tools Tiger Tool Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

R Road Today Truck Show. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Ontario Trucking News Rumanek & Company Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Ontario Trucking News

S Shell Canada. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Star Van Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Ontario Trucking News

Trade Shows Canadian Fleet Maintenance Seminar. . . . . . . . . 13 Ontario Trucking News Expocam. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Road Today Truck Show. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Ontario Trucking News Transmissions Domar Transmissions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8, 14 Truck Exhaust

T Texis Truck Exhaust. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Ontario Trucking News Tiger Tool Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 The Fuel Lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 The Rosedale Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Traction Truck Parts & TruckPro . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Ontario & Western Trucking News TransX. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30, 44 Tremcar Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Tunit & Bully Dog. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 TVM Limited . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Ontario Trucking News

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

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Texis Truck Exhaust. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Ontario Trucking News Truck Parts & Accessories Discount Truck Parts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Western Trucking News Traction Truck Parts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Ontario & Western Trucking News Truck Repairs B. Andrews Truck Service Centre Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . 5 Ontario Trucking News TruckPro . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Ontario & Western Trucking News Truck Washing Systems Kärcher Canada Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Truck Washing Facilities GTA Pressure Cleaning & Restoration Inc.. . . . . . . 5 Ontario Trucking News Video Recording Equipment Windshield Cam. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

Wilson Instruments. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Ontario Trucking News Windshield Cam. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

Weigh Scales (On Board) Vulcan On-Board Scales. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Western & Eastern Trucking News February 2013   29


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Employment

Keeping Your Vehicles Clean

Is the Cost of Water on Your Mind?

By Jack Jackson

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eing in the vehicle wash business for the past 20 years has brought to my attention many different questions related to problem solving. The most discussed topic with clients in 2012 was on cleaning vehicles with minimal effect on the environment. In the last article we looked at the discharge of water. So let’s now discuss the origins of water. Most customers we deal with are on the municipal water grid, so they are paying for drinkingquality water and using it to wash vehicles. A cubic meter of water equals 265 US gallons. Every municipality has a fixed monthly charge and a monthly usage fee based on consumption as well as a fee for discharge into municipal sewers. Most sewer charges equal consumption charges, and in some cases an additional fee is tagged on. Calculating water costs depends on your method of washing. Hand washing: A pressure washer uses four to five gallons of water per minute, so a machine consumes a cubic foot of water every 1.5 minutes. If the staff takes 15 minutes to wash a vehicle, 10 cubic feet of water is consumed. Therefore, 60 to 75 gallons of water costs on average 1 cent per gallon or 60 - 75 cents to wash that vehicle. Hand washing with a regular hose as distinct from a pressure washer uses 17 gallons per minute. Mathematical-

ly, the 15 minute wash works out to 255 gallons or $2.55 per wash. Automatic washes: These vary from as low as 5 gallons per minute to 300 gallons per minute. Such a broad range is determined by the equipment you are using and the recycling systems available. Let’s discuss the best scenario. Automatic machines with brushes use much less water (and chemicals) since the brushes do the cleaning. Depending on your machine, you can pay as low as 10 cents per wash and as much as $1.50 for water use. The worst case scenarios are automatic washes that are touch-less with no water recycling. A 300 gallon a minute machine that takes 5 minutes for the complete cycle (without chemical costs) will use 1,500 gallons of water, costing $15.00 based on the 1 cent per gallon cost. Prices vary across North America and from city to city due to the degree of debt incurred by the municipality, and not the degree of water consumption. A report by circleofblue.org that measured the cost of water per household across cities in North America ranged from as low as 1 cent per gallon to as high as 4 cents per gallon. Multiply the dollar amounts above by a factor of 4 and the cost is substantial. Water consumption has continued to decrease across North America. However, it’s a catch 22 scenario. Less water consumption means less revenue for municipalities. The issue they then have is to replace aging infrastructure to ensure that the capacity of water can continue and that they meet the rising costs of wages, chemicals and maintenance. Frustrating for most businesses is the increasing monthly costs even as

they seek ways to reduce water usage. It is estimated by USA Today (Sep 27th, 2012 article “Rising Water Rates”) that the cost of infrastructure debt has risen from $1,012 in 2006 to $1,611 per capita in 2011. It is expected that water charges will increase from 5 to 15 percent every year across North America in order to service the expected one trillion dollar price tag required to service aging infrastructure over the next 20 years. Needless to say, the cost of water will continue to increase and become

Jack Jackson is President of Awash Systems Corp. Email: jjackson@awashy-

stems.com or call 800. 265.7405. Visit our website www.awashsystems.

c o m , N o r t h A m e r i c a ’s leader in fleet washing solutions.

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a big part of everyone’s expense in business. How do you determine your costs and what are your best washing methods? We can help you figure that out just by asking a few questions.

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TMTA Sudbury

Mitsubishi Electric Hosts TMTA February Meeting By Marek Krasuski

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n January 10th the Sudbury chapter of the Transportation Maintenance & Technology Association (TMTA) held its monthly meeting. TMTA president Stewart McBain chaired the event and welcomed Doug DeJong and Danny Ritter from Mitsubishi Electric, this month’s sponsor. Danny Ritter delivered to the audience of 80 attendees a presentation that was supported by diagnostic tools to explain the process involved in identifying electrical failure between a battery, starter and alternator. Ritter engaged the audience with a series of questions that elicited participation and discussion from viewers throughout the 40-minute seminar. In his capacity as Technical Sup-

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port Manager, Mr. Ritter spends much of his professional time hosting discussion groups about Mitsubishi Electric products for companies and fleets throughout North America, a testament to his obvious skill conducting interactive learning exercises. Before the presentation Doug DeJong, Director – Heavy Duty Sales & Marketing, gave an overview of the company and a description of products on display. DeJong drew attention to Mitsubishi Electric’s global footprint. This $47 billion company has captured 52 percent market share in North America, 65 percent in Europe and 70 percent in Japan. Mitsubishi has test facilities throughout the world and employs over 100,000 people. It was the first to invent the planet-

ary gear reduction starter, DeJong said, and boasts an impressive manufacturers’ parts-per-million record, an engineering reference to the percentage of manufactured products that fail quality control measures. DeJong said their closest competitors deliver a failure rate of 300 products per million produced. The failure rate of many companies is closer to 14,000 products per million. In contrast, Mitsubishi Electric has a record of just seven failed products for every million manufactured units. DeJong attributes Mitsubishi’s impressive quality control to large investments in core research and development, and to the vertically integrated structure of the company. Mitsubishi manufactures all components in house and makes

its own manufacturing equipment. Starters and alternators undergo three separate tests bearing different loads before leaving the plant. Mitsubishi’s most recent development is the 160-amp alternator with the “lowest amperage draw in the industry and the most torque,” DeJong said. It was released in November, 2012. A 200amp version will be available later this year. TMTA president, Stewart McBain, announced an information meeting on the transportation of dangerous goods. It will be held on February 14, 2013, 5 p.m. at the Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel at 50 Brady Street in Sudbury. Marc Schram from Transport Canada will deliver the presentation, providing a one time opportunity to meet face to face with a

Danny Ritter from Mitsubishi Electric, delivered a presentation to the audience of 80 attendees. His presentation featured diagnostic tools to identify electrical failures between a battery, starter and alternator. policy maker. The TMTA meetings are held at the Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel in Sudbury on the second Thursday of

each month at 6.30 p.m. from October through June. For more information, contact www.tmtasudbury. org.

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Employment

Business Insurance Matters

Certificates of Insurance By Linda Colgan

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nce coverage has been bound, an Insurance Broker can provide a certificate of insurance evidencing the type of coverage bound, the respective limits and deductibles. In transportation often generic certificates are issued as evidence of insurance. One of the pitfalls to this type of certificate is it does not permit the insurance Broker or Insurer to populate their computer systems with a list of all certificate holders. If a shipper or another party wants to be added to the certificate as additional Insured, this directly affects the insurance policy. It provides protection or access to coverage through the Named Insured’s insurance policy if a loss occurs that includes the additional Insured. In addition to the certificate of insurance, the Insurer

on risk must issue an endorsement evidencing the alteration to the terms of the insurance policy. Sometimes a certificate is issued reflecting the annual term but scope of coverage is restricted to a specific project or limits are enhanced for a short term (trip transit). It is important that this be identified properly on the certificate of insurance. Identification of all parties on the certificate is also extremely important. Only legal entities should be recognized as certificate holders, and Insured’s, for obvious reasons. Most certificates of insurance have an area that provides a snapshot of the Insured’s operation. It is important that this be properly described. It is as important to review the accuracy of the documents evidencing coverage to the shippers

and other sources of business relationships entered into, as it is to review the accuracy of the policies issued. As a recipient of a certificate it is recommended that the only acceptable source is the Insurance Broker of the Insured or the actual Insurer. Always

review the content matter and ensure the limits are adequate for the load, and that the carrier is permitted to carry that particular type of freight (i.e., aluminum, hazardous goods, reefer freight, etc). If releasing a load to a carrier, does the insurance expire during the

course of transit? A series of questions provides target areas to look at on a certificate of insurance. The Insurance Broker’s contact information is on each document issued. If there are any questions regarding the information on the certificate, one should not hesitate to call

and ensure all grey areas are confirmed in writing. Linda Colgan has been an Insurance Broker in the transportation industry since 1986 and currently is a Transportation Insurance Advisor with JDIMI. To contact Linda call 416.809.3103 or email lindac@jdimi.com.

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Ontario Trucking Association

FBI Launches ‘CanScam’ Webpage

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he FBI and Canadian authorities continue to investigate a series of alleged cargo thefts against shippers of building material suppliers in the U.S. and parts Canada. The FBI, which traced the scams back to Canada, launched an investigation called Operation CANSCAM and set up a webpage for companies to detail their activities with

the fraudulent companies. “The FBI is currently investigating the activities of allegedly fraudulent Canadian business entities,” the FBI said in a statement.” In summary, the scam begins when a Canadian business (typically located in or around Montreal, Quebec) requests a line of credit with a U.S. business. “The Canadian business will fax or e-mail refer-

ences, credit documents, and/or tax documents to prove authenticity. The Canadian business will then place an order for materials on the line of credit and arrange for shipping by a third party. The materials are hauled to Canada, and payment is never made.” The alleged fraudulent businesses go by the names: Canstruct, Inc., AYA Distributors, Xpress

Auto Parts, Point Tech Performer, Inc. and Emptech. According to the FBI, the alleged scheme has targeted lumber and construction material shippers and retailers (lumber, siding, roofing, flooring, etc.), tire and auto parts retailers, and trucking and logistics companies. Anyone with information can contact the FBI at canscam@ic.fbi. gov.

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Continental Truck Tires Reach the Skies & Beyond

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ort Mill, South Carolina - Known for their longevity and premium construction since 1872, today’s Continental tires are reaching new heights as they help operate some of the world’s most inventive engineering projects. In London, a familiar sight for both residents and visitors alike is the world-famous EDF Energy London Eye. This tallest cantilevered observation wheel in the world allows passengers to enjoy the sights of London from fully enclosed capsules, suspended on a 1,322ton (1,200 tonne) rotating wheel which hangs over the River Thames. There are 32 capsules, each with its own climate control and stability system, and the London Eye stands 442 feet (135 meters) tall. The drive systems of the London Eye are located

in two towers, one at each end of the wheel’s boarding platform. But what riders of the London Eye don’t realize is that the rotation of the wheel depends on Continental truck tires. The tires, Continental HSRs (Heavy Steer Regional truck tires from the Commercial Vehicle Tire business unit), act as friction rollers along the rim of the wheel. The tires are each turned by hydraulic motors, and the rotation of the tires turns the entire wheel structure to provide the rotating view of the London skyline, said Mark Robinson, Head of Technical Operations for the EDF Energy London Eye. “Continental truck tires were chosen for the turning mechanism of the EDF Energy London Eye, because of their durability and reliability,” Robinson said. “The Continental

HSRs have to rotate along the rim of the London Eye throughout the hours of operation, and it’s imperative that there be no down time and that they be low maintenance. We have had no issues with the Continental tires and they have proven to be reliable, helping us provide spectacular views of London to millions of visitors since we opened in 2000,” said Robinson. Across the Atlantic Ocean, Continental truck tires are helping NASA to reach even higher in fact, all the way to Mars and Jupiter. United Launch Alliance (ULA) recently contacted Continental to provide replacement tires for its two KAMAG self-propelled modular transporter platforms at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. ULA designs, builds and launches Atlas V and

Delta IV rockets that deliver missions to orbit for the U.S. Department of Defense, NASA, the National Reconnaissance Office and other commercial customers. ULA uses KAMAG transporters to move Delta IV and Atlas V rockets and payloads. The KAMAG transporters each use 72 Continental HTR truck tires to move payloads from the processing facilities to the launch pad. The combined weight of the launch vehicles and payloads can be up to 100 tons (90.7 tonnes). The Atlas V and Delta IV launch vehicles carried by the KAMAGs have launched high-profile missions including NASA’s ‘Curiosity’ Mars rover, Global Positioning System (GPS) satellites and other critical national security payloads. Specified by KAMAG for use with its self-pro-

pelled modular transporter platforms, the Continental HTR (Heavy Trailer Regional) tires were installed in September 2012. HTRs are also a product of Continental’s Commercial Vehicle Tire

business unit, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of truck, bus and industrial tires worldwide. For more information visit our website www.continental-truck. com.

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

Alberta

Alberta

Alberta

Alberta

Alberta

Airdrie

Calgary

Grande Prairie

Lethbridge

Red Deer

Whitecourt

Flying J Cardlock

Flying J Travel Plaza

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

Brooks

Flying J Travel Plaza

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).

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

Bonnyville

Drayton Valley

Cougar Fuels Ltd.

Calgary

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

Grassland

2525 – 32nd Avenue NE Calgary, AB T1Y 6B7 Tel: 403.291.1233 www.myhusky.ca

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).

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.

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

Rycroft

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

Flying J Cardlock

Edmonton

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

Flying J Cardlock

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

Flying J Dealer

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

Medicine Hat

Calgary

Flying J Cardlock

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

Hinton

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

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

Petro Canada Card Lock

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

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

Chilliwack

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

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

RoadKing Travel Centre Strathcona Inc.

Leduc

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.

Nisku

Fort McMurray

Nisku Truck Stop

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

Flying J Travel Plaza

Nanton

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

Flying J Cardlock

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

Husky Travel Centre

Edson

Flying J Cardlock

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

Flying J Travel Plaza

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

Flying J Travel Plaza

Abbotsford

Flying J Travel Plaza

Sherwood Park

Flying J Cardlock

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

British Columbia

Annacis Island

Husky Travel Centre

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

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

Flying J Cardlock

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

Hanna

Flying J Travel Plaza

Flying J Travel Plaza

Lloydminster

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

High Level

Calgary Husky Travel Centre

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

Redcliff

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

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

Flying J Cardlock

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

Flying J Travel Plaza

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

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

Strathmore

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

Chilliwack

Strathmore Husky Travel Centre

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

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


British Columbia

British Columbia

British Columbia

Manitoba

Golden

Osoyoos

Morris

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

Cranbrook

Jepson Petroleum Ltd.

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

Husky Travel Centre

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

Prince George

Hope

Flying J Travel Plaza

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

Dogwood Valley Husky Services 27051 Baker Road Hope, BC V0X 1L3 Tel: 604.869.9443 www.myhusky.ca

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

Flying J Travel Plaza

Husky Travel Centre

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

Dawson Creek

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

Kamloops

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

Vancouver

Flying J Cardlock

Portage La Prairie

Sicamous

Creston

Flood Hope Husky Travel Centre

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

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

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

Delta

Merritt

Flying J Cardlock

8655 Boundary Road, Vancouver, BC V5S 4H3 Tel: 604.454.9578 Manitoba

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

Fort St. John

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

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

Headingley

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.

Flying J Travel Plaza

Flying J Cardlock

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

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.

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

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

Petro Pass

Enfield

315 Ouellette Street Enfield Big Stop (Circle K) Grand Falls, NB 6757 Hwy #2 Tel: 506.473.5575 Enfield, NS S2T 1C8 Fax: 506.475.9816 Toll Free: 800.361.8322 Tel: 902.882.2522 guypass@nb.sympatico.ca Fax: 902.883.1769 Drivers’ lounge & game room, Open 24 – 7, full-service islands, convenience store, showers, drivers’ lounge, restaurant (6 am – laundry facilities, internet services, 11pm), convenience store, showers showers, parking & CAT scale. & parking.

Moncton

Truro Heights

Truro Heights Circle K

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

Arnprior

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

Salisbury Big Stop

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

Waasis

Petro Canada – Petro Pass

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

Grand Falls

Salisbury

New Westminster

Flying J Cardlock

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

Petro Canada – Petro Pass

Flying J Cardlock

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.

Woodstock

Murray’s Truck Stop

Tobique One Stop

Brandon

Petro Canada Southcoast Petroleum Ltd.

Aulac

Petro Canada

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

New Brunswick

Aulac Big Stop Circle K

Winnipeg

Flying J Dealer

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

New Brunswick

Lincoln Big Stop Circle K

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

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

Belleville

10 Acre Truck Stop 902 Wallbridge Loyalist Road Belleville, ON K8N 5A2 Tel: 613.966.7017 Fax: 613.962.4495 or Office at 613.966.4740 Email: 10acrekmurphy@gmail.com Web: www.10acre.com Restaurant & Store - Mon-Fri 6am-11pm, Sat & Sun 7am-8pm, convenience store, showers, parking, Esso Card Lock & Retail Diesel, Wifi & Fax, laundry facilities and CAT Scale. February 2013   35


Ontario, Eastern

Ontario, Eastern

Ontario, Eastern

Ontario, Northern

Ontario, Northern

Ontario, Western

Dunvegan

Vankleek Hill

North Bay

Timmins

Dorchester

Esso Truck Stop

Fifth Wheel Truck Stop

BayTruck Stop

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

Cardinal

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

Joyceville

730 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.

Cornwall

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.

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

Bradford

Flying J Cardlock

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

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

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

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

Hwy 144 @ 560A

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

Deseronto

Beamsville

Beamsville Relay Station

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

Sudbury

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

Belmont

Ultramar

Flying J Cardlock

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

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

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).

Ultramar 3199 Hawthorne Road, (Exit 110 off Hwy 417) Behind Ultramar Service Station Ottawa, ON K1G 3V8 Tel: 613.248.9319 Open 24 hrs, lunch counter, convenience store, washrooms, drivers’ lounge, showers & shorttime parking

Quick Stop

Spencerville

215 Hwy #49 Deseronto, ON K0K 1X0 Tel: 613.396.3043 Fax: 613.396.1449 Open 6am – 10pm, 7 days, full-service islands, Subway, convenience store, parking & coffee drive-thru.

Angelo’s Truck Stop

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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 bgagnon@krebenterprises.ca Open 24 hrs, diesel fuel, Open 24 – 7, restaurant, convenience store, CAT scale, convenience store, ATM & showers. blue beacon truck wash, drug Waubaushene testing centre, gasoline (self serve), 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, Tel: 705.538.2900 drivers’ lounge, 150+ parking Fax: 705.538.0452 capacity, motel (smoking & non-smoking), arcade room, Email: bramji@sympatico.ca convenience store. Ontario, Western Drumbo

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

Etobicoke

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

Fort Erie

Lancaster

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

Schreiber

Kapuskasing

Ottawa

Flying J Associate

Sault Ste. Marie

Ontario, Northern

Kingston

Fifth Wheel Truck Stop

Herb’s Travel Plaza

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

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.

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

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.

Tilbury

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 www.myhusky.ca

Bowmanville

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

Grimsby

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

Fifth Wheel Truck Stop 398 North Service Road, (Exit 74, off QEW, E. of Hamilton) (Casablanca Blvd. Exit) Grimsby, ON L3M 4E8 Tel: 905.945.0300 Fax: 905.945.1115 Open 24 hrs, diesel fuel, convenience store, CAT scale, Blue Beacon truck wash, ATM, drug testing centre, gasoline, Sunoco & Irving cardlock, full-service fuel islands, restaurant, private showers, laundry facilities, drivers’ lounge & arcade room,100+ parking capacity, chapel, motel (smoking & non-smoking).


Ontario, Western

Ontario, Western

Ontario, Western

Québec

Québec

Saskatchewan

Hamilton

Milton

Port Hope

Berthierville

Vaudreuil – Dorion

Regina

Marshall Truck & Trailer Repair & Truck Stop

Fifth Wheel Truck Stop

Flying J Travel Plaza

Regina Husky Travel Centre

336 Kenora Avenue 40 Chisolm Dr. (Hwy 401 Exit 320) Hamilton, ON L8E 2W2 Milton, ON L9T 3G9 Tel: 905.561.4712 Tel: 905.878.8441 Fax: 905.561.7757 Fax: 905.878.9376 Email: wayne@marshalltruck.com Open 24 hrs, diesel fuel, Web: www.marshalltruck.com 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 full-service fuel islands, restaurant, islands, drivers’ lounge, restaurant, showers, laundry facilities, drivers’ showers & parking lounge & arcade room, 100+ Kitchener parking, chapel, motel (smoking & non-smoking), & lottery tickets.

Mississauga

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.

LEAMINGTON

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

Montreal

Napierville

Windsor

Napanee

Windsor Husky Travel Centre Hwy 401 Exit 14, Tecumseh, ON Tel: 519.737.6401 www.myhusky.ca

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

Saint – Liboire

London

Estevan

Flying J Travel Plaza

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

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.

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: rainbow@sasktel.net Drivers’ lounge, convenience store, laundry facilities, ATM, showers, scale & parking.

Swift Current

Regina

Flying J Travel Plaza

Pickering

Saskatchewan

Flying J Travel Plaza

Johnny’s Gas Bar 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.

Saskatoon

Petro Canada – Petro Pass

Woodstock

448 Talbot Street West Leamington, ON N8H 4H6 Tel: 519.326.5231 Fax: 519.322.0189 Email: inbox@johnnysgasbar.com www.johnnysgasbar.ca Card lock open 24 hours, 7 days, convenience store, cash discount, diesel exhaust fluid and coloured fuel.

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

Moose Jaw

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

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

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.

Husky Travel Centre

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

Ste. Helene

Bernieres

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 www.myhusky.ca

Yorkton

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 www.myhusky.ca

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 www.myhusky.ca

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: flyingmtruckstop.com Open 24 hrs, 6 days, full-service islands, drivers’ lounge, restaurant, convenience store, ATM, internet services, showers, garage on premises & parking February 2013   37


Employment

The Safety Tip Adviser

Clear Your Trailer Roof Tops: It Could Be A Matter of Life or Death By Alvis Violo

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few winters ago a motorist named Peter Morano was driving in Aurora, Illinois, when his windshield was struck by an explosion of snow and ice. As a semitrailer drove under an underpass, a large block of ice flew off the trailer roof and torpedoed into Morano’s windshield. Morano stated, “There was blood everywhere, pouring from my head, nose and my eye. I was scared that I was losing so much blood that I was going to die.” M o r a n o ’s n o s e w a s smashed and broken in several pieces and required a two hour surgery to be reconstructed. The orbital, which is the bone section below his left eye socket, was also shattered. Several tiny shards of glass flew into his left

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eye and tore his iris. Surgeons said his vision could be permanently damaged. If you ask most fleet managers, they will agree that the accumulation of snow and ice on trailer roofs, which could weigh as much as two tonnes, is a major safety issue. These same fleet managers will probably also admit that the snow and ice also contribute to weight limit violations and a decrease in fuel economy. Although these fleet managers acknowledge the problem, in a study conducted by the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI), 54% of respondents reported they rarely or never remove accumulated snow or ice. It is interesting to note that in the same study, 35% of respondents admitted to an experience of snow or ice causing personal

injury or property damage to another motorist. Until recently, there were no laws in Canada or the U.S. requiring the removal of snow or ice from vehicles, but things are starting to change. In Canada, Quebec has passed a law that states, “no person when driving a vehicle, (will) allow snow, ice or any other substance to fall from the vehicle onto a public highway.” In 2009, the governor of New Jersey signed a law that sets fines for vehicles with dangerous accumulations of snow. The New Jersey law is believed to be the first of its kind in the U.S. The fact that only a few provinces and one state have passed laws should not give us a false sense that all the other provinces and states do not penalize drivers and companies that cause personal in-

jury or property damage from falling snow or ice. The majority of jurisdictions prefer to throw the book at drivers after the snow or ice has fallen. In serious accidents, authorities can broadly interpret other regulations governing commercial vehicles to increase the penalty. Once you cause an accident, rules covering pre-trip inspections, size and weights, and cargo securement can apply. So how do most companies remove snow or ice? One of the lowest cost solutions is to send a driver or employee up on the roof to clear the snow or ice. The problem is occupational health and safety legislation in both Canada and the U.S. prohibit workers from climbing on trailer tops without approved fall protection equipment. What this

means is that sending an employee up on a trailer roof is not only dangerous, it is most probably illegal. If anyone is looking for a possible solution, Emergency Road Services Corporation (E.R.S.) may have that solution. E.R.S. has set up a network of service providers across Canada and the U.S. that are ready to remove the snow and ice from trailer roofs. On average, E.R.S. will have a service provider at your trailer within one hour. You can have the snow and ice removed quickly and you will avoid possible personal injuries to your own employees. The individual service providers that are removing the snow also have their own insurance in case of personal injury. As added insurance to their customers, E.R.S. also has their own $ 5,000,000.00 liabil-

ity policy that applies to all service calls they get. Regardless of how you choose to solve the problem, please keep in mind the lives of others on our roads as your decisions could be a matter of life or death. Keep in mind Peter Morano’s wife who states, “Pete could have been killed, and that keeps going through my head”. Drive safe, think positive and be prosperous. Alvis Violo is the C.E.O. of Emergency Road Services Corporation, a coast to coast bilingual roadside assistance company dedicated to the trucking industry in Canada and the U.S. For more information, visit www.emergencyroadservices.com or call 877.377.2262. Please send your questions, feedback or comments about this column to alvis@emergencyroadservices.com.

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Employment

Transport for Christ

The Best Friend You Will Ever Have

By Chaplain Len Reimer

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e find a beautiful verse of scripture in Song 5:16. It says “His mouth is full of sweetness. And he is wholly desirable. This is my beloved and this is my friend, O daughters of Jerusalem.” Many of us know the familiar hymn, “What a friend we have in Jesus.” We all consider our Savior a great friend – but none of us have an exhaustive knowledge of the heights, depths, and breadth of His amazing

friendship. Consider just a few of the elements of Jesus’ loving relationship with you. He has committed Himself to you as a friend for life. In fact, this commitment lasts more than an earthly lifetime; it’s eternal. He will never leave you, no matter what you do. You may suffer some dashed expectations in your lifetime, but the Lord Himself will never disappoint you. He remains open to you at all times. Jesus will show you as much about Himself as you desire to learn and are able to appreciate. He will never keep from you anything about Himself that you need to know. He renews His loving overtures to you every day. He knows how to meet your deepest longings, and He remains sensitive to your wants as well as your needs. Jesus

is an inspiring, comforting listener who hears exactly what you say and always provides the very best for you. We then ask the question, what kind of friend is Jesus? The gospel of John 15:13 answers that question: “Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends.” Jesus is the kind of friend who willingly laid down His life as payment for your sins— past, present, and future. Without complaint, He bore all your sorrows and suffering, while pledging never to leave you nor forsake you (John 14:18). Jesus is the friend who sticks closer than a brother (Prov. 18:24), the friend who walks by your side through everything. We beg you to be reconciled to God. What a friend we have in Jesus.

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In Memoriam

Robert Reginald Eugene King

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eptember 21, 1940 December 19, 2012 Robert peacefully passed away, on December 19, 2012 at the Credit Valley Hospital at the age of 72. Beloved husband of Esther for 50 years. Loving father of Jeffrey (Ellen Wells), Derrick (Darlene), and Shane (Lorie Ann Green). Cherished grandfather of Matthew and Mark. He is predeceased by his parents Pearce and Irene King and his brother Wallace. Survived by his siblings Doreen (Alex),

Betty (John), Roma (Von), Bert (Kay), Dave (Ruth), Hayward (Louis), Benni (Vera), Sandra, Sadie (Brian), Ruth (Den), and his sister-in-law Mallina. Vi s i t a t i o n w a s h e l d at Glen Oaks Memorial Chapel and Reception Centre 3164 Ninth Line in Oakville, Ontario on Friday, December 21, 2012 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM and 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM. Funeral took place at Glen Oaks Memorial Chapel and Reception Centre 3164 Ninth Line in Oakville, Ontario on Saturday, December 22,

2012 at 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM. Memorial Site Details Web Address: http:// glenoaks.sharingmemories.ca/site/RobertReginaldEugeneKing. html.

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Employment

Maritime Report

Share The Road Campaign By George Fullerton

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et more than a couple commercial truck drivers together talking about near misses with cars and the contributions to the conversation range from scares and aggravation to devastating and tragic incidents. While some incidents may be attributed to nonsensical or aggressive behavior toward trucks, in many instances it is simply a driver’s lack of knowledge or appreciation for the operation of trucks and the need to respectfully share the road with commercial carriers. As Safety, Compliance and Driver Recruitment Officer with Keltic Transport in Moncton, New Brunswick, and Chair of the Atlantic Provinces Tr u c k i n g A s s o c i a t i o n (APTA) Safety Committee, Elaine Sode hears more than her share of near miss incidents and, from time to time, sees accident reports cross her desk. “I travel a lot with other people who will observe

a truck changing position in the lane and ask why the driver is making the maneuver. Typically my response is to explain that the driver is likely checking on the following vehicle which forces them to adjust their lane position to get a visual of the approaching car in their rear view mirrors”. Sode explained that cars travelling in truck blind spots present a very dangerous practice. A large segment of the public does not appreciate the position or the size of a truck’s blind spot and unwittingly continue to linger unnecessarily, and dangerously, in these blind spots. Sharing the road with commercial trucks has always been a personal issue with Sode, and this year the APTA safety committee has taken on the challenge to deliver a poignant message: Share the road safely with trucks. “A lot of the motoring public does not have an

adequate understanding of the operating complexity of heavy trucks on the highway and of the serious safety issues presented by failing to share the road safely with trucks,” she said. Through the safety committee the Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association plans to revitalize their ‘No Zone’ public awareness initiative aimed at building and delivering a comprehensive public education message by stressing road sharing. Sode said the industry has enthusiastically responded to the revitalization of the program and contends that one of the best opportunities to improve the public’s understanding of truck dynamics, and to develop relevant skills, is to ensure that road-sharing instruction is included in driver training curricula. “Currently, driver training programs are not required to include specific information aimed toward understanding truck dy-

namics and sharing the road safely with trucks,” said Sode. The absence of this information in most training courses presents a marketing challenge for the trucking industry to lobby driver training schools to include this critical information. She insists that if road sharing information was included in instructional courses, it would heighten truck awareness, and instill this knowledge in new drivers who could pass it on to parents and other uninformed drivers. Currently the APTA safety committee is reviewing an education tool called Teens and Trucks, produced by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance. The product is a popular and polished presentation with video, lesson plan and workbook elements that could be easily adapted into driver training programs. The Teens and Trucks message focuses on truck blind spots, cutting off trucks, safe following distances and

trucks making turns. Statistically, 70% of collisions between trucks and cars are caused by cars and 35% of those accidents involve blind spot issues. Teaching the concept of truck blind spots can have a significant impact on road safety. Sode said that they are giving consideration to promoting the Share the Road message with the grade 7-9 age group. “There is merit in having this age group receive the message because as a demographic they absorb messages well and easily share new knowledge with their parents.” While the safety committee is framing and working on details toward launching their campaign, they are also looking for partnering opportunities with groups concerned about highway safety. They are also encouraging representatives from the trucking industry to deliver the ‘share the road safely with trucks’ message to audiences.

For several years Mack trucks, along with support from Michelin tires, has offered a comprehensive ‘share the road with trucks’ program where working professional drivers with exemplary driving safety records use a dedicated Mack tractor trailer to educate public audiences on how to safely share the road with large vehicles. Road sharing education programs are delivered through a number of safety organizations across the United States and Canada. Additionally, several jurisdictions make available comprehensive messaging through their driver handbooks. The APTA is also considering trailer decals as another strategy in promoting the message. Trailer manufacturers and dealerships will be approached for their participation in this initiative. Drivers, too, will have the opportunity to attach decals to their equipment.

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Province is Paralyzing the Trucking Industry

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ieppe, New Brunswick - Service New Brunswick’s renewal fees have once again hit the trucking industry. “This is the third increase that the trucking industry gets in less than two years; first diesel tax,

then the IFTA registrations and now the registration renewal fee increase. We are one of the largest employers in New Brunswick contributing over $1 billion to the GDP each year. What will it take for them to realize that they are weakening us more

every time they do this”, said Jean-Marc Picard, Executive Director. “Cut some fat off from their government.” The new annual revenue for heavy commercial vehicles is estimated at $10.5 million; and for trailers, it’s estimated at $3.2

million. “Carrier fees to renew plates on a truck went from $25 to $50 and to renew plates on a trailer went from $17 to $27, that’s only for the piece of paper”, said a member of the association. P i c ar d ad d e d “ t he s e

fees are hitting the trucking industry extremely hard. The Government doesn’t realize that if we keep getting increases from our Provincial Government, it will catch up to us and our businesses will be forced to shut down.” “The government in-

creased these fees to recover the costs of administrating the Motor Ve h i c l e S y s t e m ; t h e y need to find other ways to generate revenues and give the trucking industry a break, we are not the only answer to their deficits.”

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New Bridge Planned for Little Barachois Brook

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he transportation network in the western region of the province will soon receive a significant upgrade through a tender call for a new bridge at Little Barachois Brook near Stephenville Crossing.

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“Our investment in this bridge replacement follows other significant bridge projects on the west coast, including the replacement of the Searston Gut Bridge and the improvements to the Main Gut Bridge,” said the Honourable Paul Davis,

Minister of Transportation and Works. “This is another example of the Provincial Government’s commitment to ensuring our bridges throughout the province continue to meet the needs of the communities they serve.” The existing bridge was

completed in 1961 and was built to the standards of that era. The new bridge will be a single span, 30 metre bridge that will be significantly wider than the existing bridge and will have a greater load capacity. The new bridge will be built in

the same location as the existing bridge, so a twolane temporary bypass will be constructed to accommodate traffic while construction is ongoing. This project is scheduled for completion by the end of 2013. Budget 2012: People

and Prosperity includes an investment of $165.1 million to enhance provincial road and bridge infrastructure, supplemented by $60 million in Federal Government funding, for a total investment in 2012-13 of $225.1 million.

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Employment

The Complacency Coach

Have You Changed with the Times?

By Bruce Outridge

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hese days experience can be a great advantage. In a shrinking market of available drivers who carry with them the respect and proper attitude that shaped our industry, experience has been an invaluable asset. I have also found that if you don’t change with the times you may find yourself behind the times, regardless of the full weight of experience behind you. The need to adapt can happen at any time throughout your career and in any area, whether in technology, driver improvement or in other segments of professional development. Many of us, for example, will change out of necessity as truck technology calls for more skills, or when your child insists on communicating with you through text messaging, forcing you to become adept at cell phone use. One of the earliest changes for me was back in my early days on the road. I had been taught by a more experienced driver in the moving industry. When learning through someone else you also run the risk of acquiring their bad habits. At the time trucks weren’t the sophis-

ticated units they are today and clutches weren’t synchronized the way they are now. That being the case, many of us that were self taught learned to shift without using the clutch. This didn’t cause me any concern until later in my trucking career when technology improved I was informed that not using the clutch was ruining the transmission along with other components. I immediately had to go from not using the pedal on the left at all to learning how to double clutch in a real hurry. I certainly didn’t want to be the source of a broken transmission. Since those days many of us have gone through the same process of having to learn to use computers, cell phones and other items that at the time may have seemed u n n e c e s s a r y. Ti m e s change, however, and if you can’t run alongside new developments you will find yourself put out to pasture. This has happened to many who have left the industry because they didn’t want to take the time to learn new skills. Many drivers have lost good job promotions because they didn’t keep up with the technology. So how will you improve over the coming years to make sure you stay a viable part of this core industry? Are you planning to upgrade your skills as a driver through industry challenges and learning events? Are you planning to improve your computer skills that may lead you into a new position down the road? As an owner operator, will you learn

more about the industry and your business in order to ride the tides of change over the next few years? Upgrading doesn’t have to be an accredited course, learning a new system, or taking on new responsibilities. It can be as simple and immediate as learning a new skill this month to

run your business better next month and to stay on top of industry trends. That self directed learning is often the best way to keep yourself in the saddle as a top notch driver and as a highly desirable professional with a long term future in the industry. Don’t wait until you are

no longer able, viable, or regretful that you should have upgraded your skills years ago. Many have tried that route and found that the unemployment line was the only place they could find a home. About the Author Bruce Outridge is a transportation consultant

with over 30 years experience in the transportation industry. He is the author of the book, Running by the Mile, and helps owner operators and drivers have successful businesses and careers. For more information on Bruce visit his website at www.outridge. ca.

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Employment

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From the

Driver’s Seat By: Carl McBride carl@ woodwardpublishing.com

Drug Testing

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he U.S. trucking industry has a new set of drug testing rules. Some industry leaders and truck drivers believe this will improve safety on American highways. Canadian Transport Companies and their drivers who travel to the U.S must be tested for drugs every six months or have their names put in a random drug testing pool. Is random drug testing useful and is it going to cross the border into Canada? At 10 Acres Fuel Stop in Belleville, Ontario we asked: “Are drug testing rules and regulations keeping up with the times in Canada?”

Alan Autry drives for Rosen Express based in Mississauga, Ontario. “Drug testing for drivers in Canada, in my opinion, is minimal at best. They need to be regulated the same from coast to coast. The only drivers I know who are tested are those who travel to the U.S. In Canada we need realistic rules and regulations for all drivers to follow.”

Steven McPherson drives for Ivaco Rolling Mills based in L’Orignal, Ontario. “Canadian drug testing rules are limited at best. The trucking industry needs testing done the same way in every province. When you travel to the U.S. your name is entered into a random draw pool. Wherever you are at the time, you must submit to testing.”

Sylvain Rule drives for Couture Transport based in Lévis, Québec: “I have never had a problem with drug testing. Random urine tests are generally done. Urine tests are usually done prior to your employment with the company. If you drive to the U.S. you get tested every six months.”

Clair Hardy drives for Goat Transport based in Whitby, Ontario. “Since I only drive in Ontario, I find that drug testing is reasonably done. You get a urine test before you start with a company and in most cases random testing down the road.” What’s your opinion? Let us know what you think. If you have any questions that you as a driver feel should be asked, please let me know. Contact Carl McBride via email, carl@ woodwardpublishing. com.

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#57 February  

Eastern Trucking News, Issue 57, February 2013

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