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May 2013

Celebrating Our 10th Anniversary

Issue 60

Serving Québec & The Maritimes

Lou’s 222 Premium Truck Polishing Line

The Future of Polish By Marek Krasuski


he well worn cliché, “what’s in a name,” means different things to different people. Many view it as a marketing gimmick to attract attention. Others invest in crafting a name that embodies the principles of their company and the quality of their products. The Calgary – based Lou’s 222 Premium Polishing Line has taken the latter approach by ascribing superior characteristics of their products to their company name and logo. Lou’s 222 takes its namesake from the three benefits their products deliver to customers: It works two times faster, shines two times brighter, and lasts two times longer than many competing brands. Lou’s 222 Metal Polish, along with companion products, was introduced two years ago. Sales for the second year tripled over the first, indicating strong demand for a product that has since lived up to its reputation as a premium polishing agent. Lou’s 222 Metal Polish, along with the Lou’s Blue Detailing Polish and Lou’s Bug Guard, is distinguished by the cleaners’ 3 in 1 properties, each containing a cleaner, polisher and sealer. It effectively cleans and Lou’s, page 4 >>

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New Products & Services


Tires & Wheels


Products & Services Directory


Traction-TruckPro Directory


Truck Stop Directory



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Lou’s 222 Premium Truck Polishing Line

Brilliant Shine & Surface Sealant >> Lou’s, from page 1

polishes all metal surfaces and restores them to pristine condition while leaving a protective and long lasting coating. Lou’s 222 Metal Polish can be used for high performance parts such as engines, bumpers, exhausts, truck stacks, tool boxes, stainless steel, chrome, and aluminum rims. It has proven to be an ideal solution for trucks exposed to the continuous assault from gravel and grime spraying up from road surfaces, salt, and sand and dirt that cake onto metal surfaces under extreme heat and cold conditions. Kelly Nitchie, co-owner of Lou’s 222, explains the unique benefits the 3 in 1 polishing agent provides to users, particularly truckers applying Lou’s 222 Metal Polish to their vehicle’s surfaces. “The product’s

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cleaning agent removes impurities on the surface. The polisher then buffs and shines, and the sealant absorbs into the polished surface which functions as a shield that repels water and protects against all the elements vehicles are exposed to in our harsh Canadian climate,” Kelly said. More protection is added to the surface as additional applications are made throughout the life cycle of the vehicle. Like many innovations, the storied history of Lou’s 222 echoes the well known aphorism, “success is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration.” The idea began with Kelly’s partner, Lou Lindquist, a trucker dissatisfied with available products on the market. Like any self respecting entrepreneur he decided to make something better, and so began a five year

trial and error in creating the best possible product. “Inevitably there were many mistakes in creating this product line. Either the compounds did not settle or mix the way we wanted them to, or it did not yield the maximum benefits we were looking for. We constantly tried new ideas over 5 years until we got it right,” Kelly explained about the product’s early development stages. Patience and persistence paid off, resulting in a product with exceptional attributes. Most polishing agents require wipe down shortly after application. Failure to do so results in a slimy film that can be difficult to remove. In contrast, Lou’s 222 Metal Polish is completely forgiving. Kelly Nitchie explains: “Lou’s is honestly the easiest polish to work with on the market. By using a microfiber

even hours or days after application, the removal process is still easy and the result is a polished vehicle with a brilliant shine.” Lou’s polishing products have received ringing endorsements from users, some which appear on the company’s website at, One example is from the following testimonial of a once- sceptical customer who has since become an enthusiastic dealer. “One of my best customers proceeded to tell me all about the product, that it was locally made by a person who works in the industry (a trucker),  and that he thought it was great. I had to investigate. I contacted Lou’s and was impressed with the ease of ordering, and shortly after began selling it. We have had nothing but  positive feedback, so whenever

about polishing, I always turn them onto Lou’s. Not one customer has ever been disappointed. Now with the Detailing Polish and Bug Guard, our customers’ vehicles are completely protected against all the elements of nature.” In the wake of Lou’s 222 Metal Polish success, the company has since expanded its product line to include Lou’s Blue Detailing Polish and Lou’s Bug Guard. Now all consumers in need of gleaming polished surfaces on multiple products benefit from wider product choice. Lou’s Blue Detailing Polish is an advanced, easy to use liquid detailing polish which cleans, polishes and seals paint to a resilient smooth finish and radiant shine. It works on all automotive metal or plastic painted surfaces, including oxidized paint

Similarly, Lou’s Bug Guard is an advanced, easy to use liquid form protectant which seals metal or paint surfaces from stubborn bugs, road grime and dirt. Enthusiasm for Lou’s Premium Polishing Line is also evidenced by the growing number of dealers who recognize the exceptional attributes of the metal polish, detailing polish and bug guard. Peterbilt, Traction, NAPA, Western Star, Kenworth and Freightliner are just a few of the 90 dealers coast to coast who sell Lou’s product line. The company invites prospective dealers to visit the website, try the product, and share the passion for a solution that has served many in the trucking industry and beyond. More information is available at, by calling 800.799.8916, or emailing Kelly at info@

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Theme: Suspension Systems

Advances in Suspension Technologies Improve Stability, Comfort & Payload

By Marek Krasuski


suspension system acts as an intermediary between the frame of a truck and the axles. Without it there would be no cushion to absorb the shock of the frame against the axles. Suspensions provide many functions. They stabilize the truck when travelling over surfaces, cushion the chassis from the road so the driver can steer the vehicle, maintain axle spacing and alignment, and create a smooth ride when empty or loaded. In their quest to provide maximum comfort manufacturers offer a variety of suspension configurations in their attempts to secure market share. Recently, for example, Mack introduced the Twin Y and mRIDE suspension systems at the Mid America Trucking Show in March. The Twin Y model, so named for its Y-shaped strong steel design, is the first to be used in air suspensions. It provides a more comfortable, stable and fuel efficient ride, due in part to its total weight measuring over 400 pounds lighter than other models. Upper and lower axle bushings ensure greater roll control and easier handling. Mack’s mRide spring suspension offers greater clearance for larger tires and brake components for trucks working in vocational environments. Parallel pinion angles on axles and a greaseless suspension prolong joint life and reduce mainten-

ance costs. Stability is assured by the use of spring leafs installed over four separate rubber block packs. Among top ranking suspension makers is the Ridewell Corporation, manufacturer air ride, rubber ride, and mechanical suspension systems for heavy duty applications. Ridewell is known for the introduction of its hydraulically controlled forced steer system which remotely controls up to three axles on a trailer by using an ergonomic handheld joystick that maneuvers in and out of confined spaces. Ridewell’s truck susp e n - sions

apart on corners.) In 2012 Ridewell released the RAR - 240 trailer air ride suspension for use with narrow track inverted drop axles. Like its predecessors, the shock absorber mount is relocated from the axle seat, thereby enabling the use of a shorter axle seat to be used in the beam. For drive axles, Ridewell hails the RD 202S as the industry’s toughest vocational system with capacity ranging from 38,000 to 75,000 pounds. This heavy duty drive suspension system is

quality when empty. The company notes, “as load increases, the progressive rate springs deflect more to carry a greater portion of the load, increasing the stiffness of the suspension without causing an abrupt change in ride characteristics.” A robotically welded equalizing beam provides a narrow profile for weight savings, distributes weight evenly between axles, and offers up to 17.5 inches of diagonal articulation for improved mobility and traction. Rubber bushings require no lubrication and offer extended


range from 8K to 22.5K capacity models and both single wheel and dual wheel models are SPIF compliant. (In 2011, Ontario introduced the SPIF - Safe, Productive, Infrastructure Friendly program mandating that all wheels on SPIF-approved trailers remain on the road surface in order to distribute cargo weight evenly and thus reduce damage to Ontario’s road infrastructure caused by excessive weight concentration. In addition, all SPIF-compliant trailers must be equipped with self-steering trailer wheels, a feature which many claim will help prevent tires from ripping

used for severe applications including refuse, military, firefighting, logging and construction. Independent articulating corners improve traction, stability, and safety. More information is available at Hendrickson, a worldwide manufacturer of on-highway applications, vocational and specialty markets, is also meeting demand in the vocational market. It recently introduced the Ultimaax severe duty rubber suspension system with 46,000, 52,000, and 60,000 pound capacities. The progressive rate spring provides a balance of loaded stability and ride

vice life. Standing alongside Hendrickson’s recent introduction of the Ultimaax is the Zero Maintenance Damping (ZMD) technology available on select Vantraax integrated air slider models. The ZMD eliminates shock absorbers, thereby avoiding maintenance costs and possible penalties at roadside inspections. The company says that ride quality and trailer component life are enhanced thanks to ZMD air springs that “exchange pressurized air through channels that interconnect the bellows and piston of this patent pending air spring. ZMD air springs provide continuous damping at a consistent rate over the

life of the air spring.” More information is available on the company website at www.hendrickson-intl. com. Last year, Meritor Wabco introduced two additional suspensions to its line of low mount trailer suspensions. The MTA25 with 25,000 lb. capacity and the MTA30 (30,000 lb. capacity) join the previously offered MTA23. Designed for vocational applications such as tankers, side and end dump trailers and logging, the new suspensions are lightweight, durable, and “have a unique, patent-pending axle wrap design, a foundation for a secure and durable connection,” the company says. Like the MTA23, the recent

additions are available with the company’s new optional lift kit which raises select axles to extend tire life. Meritor is also committed to remanufacturing components. In recent years it has invested upwards of $12 million in manufacturing upgrades and operations around the world. More recently, the company announced that Electronically Controlled Air Suspension (ECAS) is available on OEM installations and aftermarket retrofits. ECAS, by providing “intelligent load transfer,” improves traction and reduces tire wear. The company cites the following benefits of ECAS: control of ride height between axles and chassis, reduced air consumption and better fuel economy,

quick load transfer, a faster coupling process due to a quicker inflation and deflation of air bellows, speed activated driveline protection, and reduced rolling resistance. Search the company website at for more information. SAF Holland is another leading original equipment manufacturer of suspension systems along with other product lines such as land gear, kingpins and coupling products. An extensive offering of both air and mechanical suspensions addresses a wide range of vehicle applications for trucks and trailers. The ADZ Series of truck and bus suspensions are reported to improve durability and performance. Lighter weight, by as much as 250 pounds per axle compared to previous models, improves payload and operating efficiencies. Better stability and handling are provided by an advanced Integral Lower Module, and roll stability has increased 27 percent. The company has also applied its Black Armour corrosion prevention treatment to CBX air suspension axle systems, mechanical suspensions and landing gear. This rust prevention process chemically bonds with metal which forms a protective skin resistant to water and chemical penetration. The company says this corrosion inhibitor will not shrink and is flexible enough to prevent damage from gravel. To d a y ’s s u s p e n s i o n technologies offer comfort, stability and ease of handling, so much so that even rough road surfaces are smoothed over by advances in suspension design and function. One can only expect more developments are forthcoming.


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ouisville, Kentucky - Underscoring its commitment to meeting the needs of all customers, regardless of application, Mack Trucks unveiled two new suspensions offered with proprietary MACK® axles for superior fuel efficiency, performance, ride and handling. The MACK® Twin Y™ Air Suspension and MACK mRIDE spring suspension were showcased in the Mack booth at the 2013 Mid-America Trucking Show. The Mack Twin Y Air Suspension is the trucking industry’s first suspension to utilize an innovative Yshaped high-strength steel design. Delivering unmatched comfort, handling and fuel efficiency for highway customers desiring a smoother, more stable ride, the Twin Y is up to 403 pounds lighter than other air suspensions, offering customers a significantly lighter weight option. Field-tested by custom-

MACK® Twin Y ™ & MACK mRIDE Suspensions ers for more than three million miles and available on the MACK Pinnacle ™ Axle Back and Axle Forward models, the Mack Twin Y features MACK S38 and S40 series axles with C125/126, C150/151 and 200 Series carriers. The Mack mRIDE spring suspension, now offered with Mack axles, is ideal for vocational customers demanding a durable, stable ride with greater articulation. Paired with the Mack C150/151 series axle carriers, the Mack mRIDE is available on the MACK Granite®, Titan by MACK, Mack Pinnacle Axle Forward and the MACK TerraPro ™ model trucks. “Customers want a durable, rugged truck that gets the job done, but they also demand outstanding performance, handling and comfort,” said John Walsh, Mack Vice President of Marketing. “This is where Mack excels. The fully integrated Mack Twin Y and mRIDE suspensions featuring our

proprietary Mack axles offer improved stability, fuel efficiency, and ultimately a greater ROI for our customers.” Unique, Industry-First Twin Y Design Improves Stability and Control The design of the Mack Twin Y air suspension includes two stamped highstrength steel Y-shaped blades per wheel end. Clamping the axle with both upper and lower axle seats, the Twin Y blades greatly reduce suspension windup and significantly improve tire traction and braking control, as well as increase tire life by up to 25 percent. The axle seats are clamped to the axle housing by Huck U-bolts on both sides and never need to be re-torqued. Bushings in the upper and lower axle seats offer greater roll control and deliver easier handling with a more comfortable ride. The Twin Y’s lighter weight and reduced torque reactivity means less maintenance

and extended tire and component life, which also significantly improves customer ROI. The Twin Y’s design means the load on the suspension is entirely on the air ride and not on the pivot bushing. Mack mRIDE Absorbs the Work, Keeping Drivers Productive, Comfortable The use of spring leafs over four separate rubber block packs on the mRIDE provides stability and articulation, while also allowing the needed clearance for larger tires and brake components required in construction and vocational applications. In addition to being lighter than other spring suspensions, the mRIDE delivers a smoother ride, improved stability and greater ground clearance over difficult terrain. The Mack mRIDE provides constant ground contact for all wheels over its articulation range, which in turn maximizes traction on any jobsite. The parallel pinion

Mack Twin Y Air Suspension

Mack Twin Y Air Suspension angles of the Mack axles extend the driveline joint life. Coupled with the greaseless mRIDE suspension, the offering boasts easier maintenance and is easier to align, contributing to reduced customer

maintenance costs. For more information on the Mack Twin Y Air Suspension and Mack mRIDE, please visit our Web site a t w w w. m a c k t r u c k s . com.


ECAS for OEM & Aftermarket Applications


roy, Michigan Meritor WABCO, a leader in integrated safety systems and efficiency technology for the North American commercial vehicle industry, announced that its Electronically Controlled Air Suspension (ECAS) is available for both OEM installation and aftermarket retro-fit. ECAS addresses two key customer groups. For those fleets that are already using 6X2 vehicle configurations for weight and fuel savings, ECAS provides “intelligent load transfer” to help improve traction and reduce tire wear, offering advantages over many current mechanical and simple elec-

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tronic systems available today. For those fleets that are not yet using, but are considering 6X2 configurations, ECAS provides the assurance that the fleet will have optimal traction and ride performance to support conversion to 6X2. This enables fleets to now take advantage of the important fuel and weight savings that a 6X2 configuration delivers. “The positive feedback from fleet and OEM customers on Meritor WABCO ECAS also prompted us to create a retrofit package, enabling existing 6x2 vehicles to benefit from the immediate improvements ECAS offers,” said Pat Kealy, Director, Aftermarket, Meritor WABCO.

“This product could greatly accelerate the adoption of 6x2 tractors in North America, giving OEMs and fleets an achievable benefit in fuel savings.” Meritor WABCO ECAS addresses long-standing fleet concerns regarding 6x2 tractor applications by providing enhanced traction capability, improved drive axle tire wear, reduced parasitic loss, and further weight savings. It also potentially increases vehicle re-sale value. Key features and benefits of the new Meritor WABCO ECAS include accurate, electronic maintenance and control of ride height between axles and chassis, reduced air consumption for better

fuel economy through decreased compressor duty cycle with air spring pressure adjustment only occurring when there is a change in load. There is a quick and automatic load transfer from tag to drive axle to reduce drive axle wheel spin during low traction events and a faster coupling/uncoupling process with ECAS due to faster inflating/deflating of air bellows when compared to mechanical leveling valves. There is a speed-activated driveline protection realized by an automatic increase in driving level and a manual lift axle control to reduce roll resistance when the vehicle is unladen. More than 3 million

WABCO ECAS systems have been sold worldwide and Meritor WABCO has adopted the product to meet the growing interest in North America for the tractor, motor coach and bus markets. DriveForce™ and OnTrac are Meritor WABCO’s industry leading organiza-

tion of 150 dedicated sales, service, and technical support professionals handling all sales and technical support for ECAS. For additional product information, or to order, contact Meritor WABCO in the United States or Canada by calling 866-OnTrac1 866.668.7221).


Volvo Trucks


Volvo Introduces Innovative Suspension

olvo Trucks has launched its new Volvo Blade Air Suspension, designed to improve ride, handling and driver comfort. The Volvo Blade Air Suspension will be available on Volvo VNL and VNM models. Field-tested by customers for more than three million miles, Volvo Blade Air Suspension features paired high-strength steel blades for each wheel end attached to the axle using the upper and lower axle seats. The design

acts to control windup for smoother and more effective braking and improved traction especially at startup. In traditional highway trailing arm suspensions, braking and tractive forces cause the vehicle to rise during acceleration and drop during braking as the axle twists, increasing driveline bearing stresses and vibration. The Volvo Blade Air Suspension design prevents excessive axle windup and resulting vibration, creating a more comfortable ride for the

driver. Moreover, as a result of being less torque reactive, the suspension allows input torque ratings up to 2,050 lb.-ft. higher gross-combination weight ratings. The blades of the Volvo Blade Air Suspension are stiff vertically and flex laterally, allowing them to track and reduce tire scuffing, improving tire wear. Customer field tests reported up to a 25 percent improvement in tire wear because of this alignment feature. Additionally, Volvo Blade Air Suspen-

sion is lighter weight and requires less maintenance than trailing arm suspensions. Huck U-bolts are used to connect the axle seats to the axle housing that never require re-torqueing. There are no wear pads to wear out or bushings that need lubrication or maintenance. Because of the unique construction of the suspension, axle alignment is easier on VBAS-equipped vehicles. “Drivers are key to the success of our customers,” Bio said. “With a smoother ride and easier hand-

ling, the Volvo Blade Air Suspension will provide greater driver comfort, making it easier for fleets to retain experienced drivers.” For more information, please visit or if you are using your mobile phone. For further information, please contact Brandon Borgna, Volvo Trucks, phone 336.393.2143, email brandon.borgna@ or visit www.


Air Suspension Now on Popular Hino 195


ontreal, Quebec - At the opening of ExpoCam, Canada’s second largest truck show, Hino Motors Canada, Ltd. unveiled its newly designed Air Suspension system for its popular Hino 195 model. Hino contracted Link Manufacturing of Sioux Center, Iowa to design the air suspension system for its 19,500 lbs. GVWR model. The Z-beam design consists of a 12V compressor, dual air bags and a magnetic height

control sensor to maintain and balance frame height. Hino was able to integrate the air suspension system without any weight penalty compared to the standard spring suspension model. According to Eric Smith, Vice President of Sales and Marketing of Hino Canada, “Once again Hino is providing solutions to meet the demands of the marketplace. This cleverly designed system will offer carriers a solution for the transportation of shocksensitive goods and cargo.

Drivers will appreciate the smooth ride in this highly advanced chassis.” Smith went on to say, “Acceptance of the Hino cab-over-engine models since introduction has been overwhelming, clearly dominating the COE segment.” Expect the new air suspension system to arrive at Hino Dealerships as early as this August. About Hino Hino Motors Canada, Ltd., a Toyota Group Company, produces and distributes light and medium

duty commercial trucks in Canada and is headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario with manufacturing operations in Wood-

stock, Ontario. Service is provided through its extensive coast-to-coast dealership network and is backed by its industry

leading customer care protection program. For more information, please visit us at



Hendrickson Introduces Ultimaax Suspensions


oodridge, Illinois - Hendrickson has announced its Ultimaax suspension, “the next generation rubber suspension” for the severe service market, said Doug Sanford, Vice President and General Manager for the truck market. With a new flat bottom design for increased ground clearance, Sanford says the product addresses the need for severe duty

suspension around the 46,000-pound segment. With rubber suspension, progressive rate springs and walking (equalizing) beam technology, it enables improved ride conditions when loaded and unloaded. Ultimaax will be available in the fourth quarter in three capacities, 46,000, 52,000 and 60,000 pounds. Later launches will cover heavier capacities. Hendrickson also an-

nounced the launch of Zero-Maintenance Damping ride technology, the industry’s first “shockless” air suspension, said Vice President Perry Bahr. The ZMD air spring exchanges pressurized air between the bellows and pistol and provides uniform and consistent damping.

Shocks usually need to be replaced during the truck’s life cycle, re-

sulting in downtime. Leaky shocks can also lead to a citation. “Our new ZeroMaintenance Damping air springs take the hassles of common suspension wear item - the shock absorber and out of the maintenance equation entirely,” said Scott Fulton, Director of New

Product Development. ZMD is available on select Vantraax integrated air slider models. Hendrickson recently launched global, multi-lingual websites in conjunction with its 100th anniversary. The sites provide product and service information to fleets, owneroperators, and truck and trailer manufacturers. Visit the Hendrickson Web site at www.hendrickson-intl. com.


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C & R Transmission Service Ltd.

Stouffville Service Provider Celebrates 45th Anniversary – Service is the of our Business


stablished in 1968, C & R Transmission Service Ltd. is proud to be celebrating its 45th Anniversary this year. Located between Stouffville and Uxbridge, just 14 kilometres East from Highway 404 on Bloomington Road, this 20,600 square foot facility is easily accessible from regional thoroughfares. Our professionally trained technicians have attended and earned certificates from Centennial College, Funk/John Deere University, Allison and Eaton Training schools, as well as on-line training and in house schooling. We have an up-to-date and well stocked inventory including over 350 remanufactured units in our stockpile. We provide a full line of Funk Pump Drives and Power Shift Transmissions for loaders, skidders, railroad, mining and aviation equipment. C & R Transmission Service Ltd. has been an authorized Service Centre for Funk Manufacturing, a John Deere Company, since 1976. The Rebuilding Department repairs, remanufactures and supplies exchange units for transmissions and differentials. For transmissions, the exchange procedure takes approximately 2 hours to remove, wash and reinstall the accessory parts such

as the bell housing, yoke etc. from the core to the exchange unit. For differential exchanges it takes approximately 15 minutes to change over parts. In some cases, it’s in the customer’s best interest, or preferred by the customer, to repair their own unit. In most cases, however, the replacement parts will be in our inventory and are easily accessible for a quick repair turn around. March 2013 marked our 10th year as an Authorized Allison Transmission maintenance and overhaul dealer. The Allison Department is fully equipped with diagnostic equipment and our own transmission dynamometer. Our Allison trained technicians are able to cover diagnostics, troubleshoot problems, repair wiring and electrical issues, transmission failures and much more. We have the most up-to-date equipment to make repairs to new and old units. Once transmissions are rebuilt with OEM Allison parts and specifications, they are then tested on the dynamometer for quality assurance before shipping or reinstalling. Our inventory includes popular remanufactured Allison units for a quick turn around with less down time. C & R Transmission has 9 service bays to troubleshoot problems, perform


Costs Survey


rlington, Virginia - The American Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n Research Institute (ATRI) launched a survey to update the 2012 Operational Costs of Trucking report. The brief on-line survey seeks to capture basic cost information from forhire carriers such as driver pay, fuel costs, insurance premiums and lease or purchase payments.  Carriers are asked to provide 8    May 2013

full year 2012 cost per mile and/or cost per hour data. The results of this survey, combined with the previous Operational Costs of Trucking reports, will yield five full years (2008 – 2012) of trucking cost information derived directly from fleet operations. The survey is available online at and results will be available later this year.


clutch adjustments and clutch replacements, replace/repair u-joints, hanger bearings, motor and/or transmission mounts, and performs oil changes for transmissions and/or differentials. In many cases we offer same day service. The Parts Department

carries a large inventory of components including clutches, transmissions, front and rear differentials and parts for Allison, Eaton, Fuller, Funk, GM, IHC, Mack, Rockwell, Spicer and Twin Disc. We take pride in using original equipment material for your repair

needs. We have worked hard over the past 45 years and continue to do so by building strong relationships with our clientele. We are proud of what we do and are committed to continuing our reputation of service excellence.

We are located at 13 Anderson Boulevard, shown as Uxbridge on the GPS. For further information, or to enquire about free clutch adjustments and mud flaps, visit our web site at or call us toll free 888.297.0682.


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Legal Matters

Annual Road Check June 4th through June 6th

By Mark Reynolds


es, it’s that time of year again. Road check - the annual, North America wide survey of Commercial Vehicles, will run from June 4th through June 6th. Road check is a “random” inspection of commercial vehicles. The reason it is meant to be random is that the authorities can get some idea of how compliant the trucking industry is from one year to the next. Officers will be operating Inspection Stations 24 hours a day where possible and staffing will be at its peak during these

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three days in order to ensure that as many vehicles and drivers as possible are inspected. Officers are instructed to randomly inspect commercial vehicles and drivers. This means that officers are not to be looking specifically for vehicles that show signs of possible problems, but are to select vehicles based on “the next vehicle coming down the ramp” so that a true picture of the industry overall is shown through the statistics gathered. Once selected, a driver and his/her vehicle will receive a full mechanical and document inspection. At the end of these three days and with the statistics gathered, such as out of service defects and log book infractions, will be tallied to see if overall compliance across the continent as well as in separate jurisdictions has improved or declined. Now having said that in-

spections will be random, we all know that most officers that see a vehicle approaching in a condition indicating that it may not have been properly maintained will be difficult to resist, and some of the inspections conducted during Road Check will be based on the perceived condition of the vehicle. There are ways to avoid being selected for inspection on a non random basis. Officers use different methods of determining which vehicles may be defective based upon their individual experience, but some are obvious to most of us. Obvious damage to a vehicle is an indicator that the vehicle is not being maintained, even if the damage does not impact the safe operation of the vehicle. Although lights can blow at any time, it is often the fact that a burnt-out light will

attract the attention of an officer. When a number of lights are out, regardless of how insignificant they may seem, officers will pay attention to that vehicle. Tires are another indicator that a vehicle may have problems. If one tire has tread that is approaching the minimum depth, many officers will turn their attention elsewhere, but if a number of tires are in borderline condition you may receive more attention than you are comfortable with. Cracked or broken glass is another indicator. Any one of these defects may not be enough for an officer to select your vehicle outside of the “random” process, but in most cases it will cause the officer to instinctively look for other problems. If your vehicle has minor defects that are obvious, the officer at the scale head will likely signal your vehicle

to stop to allow the officer an opportunity for a closer look at the vehicle prior to allowing you to proceed. If the officers direct your vehicle to stop and your brakes look as though they may be out of adjustment, don’t be too surprised if you end up as an out of service statistic for Road Check. Check your vehicle carefully over the next few days. Be alert to problems that may attract undue attention. Given the random selection of vehicles,

you may be selected for an inspection regardless of your efforts, but it’s up to you whether you end up with a sticker indicating that you passed the inspection, or whether you end up as an out of service statistic. Mark Reynolds is a former truck driver, MTO enforcement officer, provincial trainer and enforcement coordinator, and can be reached at 416.221.6888 or at MarkReynolds@OTTLegal. com.


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Paying Tribute to the CNIB “Eye Van” By Marek Krasuski


NIB has had much to celebrate in the wake of the departure of the Medical Mobile Eye Care Clinic from its regional office in Sudbury on March 17. For 41 consecutive years the unit, also known as the CNIB Eye Van, has taken its full suite of medical eye care services and personnel to remote communities in Northern Ontario. Thirty towns and villages lacking specialists and eye care facilities benefit from a team of ophthalmologists and nurses, supported by an army of volunteers, who make the annual trek each year, traveling 6,000 kilometers across Ontario’s hinterland and serving more than 5,000 patients. The Medical Mobile Eye Care Unit is more than a bare-bones facility on wheels. “This trailer contains everything you would expect to see in any ophthalmologist’s office,” explained Monique Pilkington, CNIB Eye Van Manager. The van is a custom made transport truck with an attached 48-foot trailer comprised of a waiting room, vision screening area, and physician’s examination room. A slit lamp, instrument stand, surgical instruments and lasers are all onboard to assist ophthalmologists in performing minor surgical repairs. Monique Pilkington refers to the initiative as a family affair marked by the dedication of all participants involved in ensuring that first rate services are delivered to the communities in need. Among members of this extended family are 25 ophthalmologists who leave their own practices in Ottawa, Kingston, Toronto, Northern Ontario, and beyond to service the communities for one week intervals. The degree of dedication is evidenced by years of service. “The majority of our physicians have over

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10 years of service, and some have celebrated up to 35 years. They are completely committed to the program,” Pilkington said. Some physicians are glaucoma specialists and retinal surgeons; others bring additional sub specialties to the North. The service includes early diagnosis of eye conditions that could lead to blindness if left untreated. Each year, two nurses assist physicians and provide general care to patients, though their dedication extends beyond general nursing practice as each new applicant must commit to becoming a licensed AZ commercial truck driver. “The first thing we do is turn our nurses into truckers,” Pilkington explained. The nurses are responsible for driving the unit to each of the 30 communities and returning home at the end of the seasonal cycle. From March to November these nurses adjust to a nomadic lifestyle, living in hotel rooms and then moving on to the next community after a typical one week period. To make possible the training of nurses that qualify them for the program is the dedication of another community partner. Each year Manitoulin Transport, described by Pilkington as “one of our best corporate friends,” provides truck training for new applicants, free of charge, at their Sudbury-based driving school, the Northern Academy of Transportation Training. “The level of Manitoulin’s commitment can’t even be measured since, in addition to providing training each year free of charge, they also offer one-on -one instruction for our nurses,” added Pilkington. At a cost of $10,000 to train each driver, CNIB could never afford to pay for continuous training on a yearly basis. Manitoulin’s assistance is legendary. In previous years, when the

Eye Van had been held up by bad weather or mechanical failure, the company parachuted in professional drivers and mechanics to get the unit back on the road. Beyond the participation of health care professionals and Manitoulin Transport are the legions of volunteers. Community club members and staff from clinics, family health teams and hospitals book appointments for patients in each of the communities. The logistical challenge involving so many volunteers and scores of patients spread across northern Ontario, a region the size of France and Germany combined, is huge, but one executed with consummate skill after 40 years. Indeed, such is the success of the program that it serves as a model by which countries around the world have held as a benchmark in the development of their own programs. Success, however, might best be measured by the ability to overcome adversity which befell the CNIB’s Eye Van program in 1992. A fire scorched the unit and everything was lost - truck, trailer,

equipment and medical records. With the help of volunteers from across the province, and the University of Waterloo which donated a trailer, the clinic was running after just 12.5 days of downtime. It was another example, Monique Pilkington suggests, of widespread commitment. “The fire was like a death in the family and communities and suppliers immediately came together to get us back on the road. It just speaks to how important this program is to the people of Northern Ontario.” May is Vision Health Month and the CNIB and Doctors of Optometry

Canada are calling on all Canadians to do one simple thing that could save their sight: get an eye exam from a Doctor of Optometry. During this month participating Doctors of Optometry will generously donate $2 to

the CNIB for every eye exam conducted. More information on the CNIB’s Medical Mobile Eye Care Clinic is available online at: eye-van/Pages/default. aspx.


GPS Systems

What Is GPS Tracking? By Diane Shirchenko


PS Tracking usually consists of two components: A hardware (GPS unit) that is installed on the vehicle or heavy equipment and a means to communicate to the device when needed (usually done through the service provider website). The GPS unit receives the location information from GPS Satellites that are continuously transmitting location information (latitude and longitude). The unit transmits this and other information back to the service provider through the cellular or satellite network. What To Look For In a GPS Device The first decision that you need to make is to decide if you need a passive or active device. An active device is always available for communication and can send or receive data at any time. A passive device needs to be activated when required in order to communicate. One of the most obvious disadvantages of the passive device is that it cannot “detect” theft or misuse. Active devices have several features that make it more proactive for the owner to detect and prevent theft or recover the asset: Geo Fence A geo-fence is an area that you can draw on the service provider’s website and then set an alarm.

Motion Alert You can select this feature to get alerted every time an asset moves from its last location. Tamper Alert When this option is activated the owner gets an immediate alert as soon as someone unplugs the GPS device. Covert Install There is an option to get a GPS device with built-in antenna. By installing the GPS device covertly you reduce the chances of it being unplugged or deactivated by the thief. Ability to “Ping” and Remote Programming Look for GPS devices that have the ability to “ping” which means you can communicate with them any time you want in order to find out the location. Beyond Anti-Theft If you are going to make a decision to invest in GPS technology it’s worthwhile to know what it can do for you besides anti-theft. One of the main features that many equipment owners are now interested in is the ability to capture engine hours and other information from the asset. If you rent your equipment it is important for you to find out how much it’s being used. Also, if you are capturing engine hours or run time hours you can setup maintenance alerts like changing engine oil every 5,000 KM or every 1,000 hours of runtime.

You can also capture other information like battery voltage, oil pressure, engine temperature, etc. Some new GPS devices also allow “remote operations.” You can use these devices to remotely turn the asset on or off and also get the fault codes (debug codes) from your asset. Sounds Good But

What’s the Cost? These days GPS devices start around $200 and the monthly recurring fee starts at around $15. With the anti-theft capabilities and the productivity gains explained above it makes sense to adopt GPS technology across your vehicles and assets.


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Highway Thru Hell

Great Pacific Television’s “Highway Thru Hell” Completes Shooting Season 2


ancouver, British Columbia After more than four and a half months of field work and collecting more than 2000 hours of footage,  Great  Pacific Television is pleased to announce  that they have completed film-

ing the second season of “Highway Thru Hell”.  Shooting  recently wrapped up on the 13 episode Discovery Channel Canada series which has  been dubbed “the most  realistic” show on TV. This original Canadian

series is extremely successful across the globe. Debuting on Discovery Channel, it reached  1.7 million viewers - making it the highest series premiere in Discovery Channel Canada’s history. The second season sees the series increase from eight to thirteen episodes. “Highway Thru Hell” can also be seen worldwide in 170  countries.  “We believe the show  has  helped put the beauty of the region front and centre, and can only result in a higher tourism profile,” said Miller. Produced by Vancouver’s Great  Pacific Television, viewers can climb into the cabs alongside Jamie Davis and his heavy rescue crew in British Columbia’s Cascade Mountains. Davis works with trucking companies  throughout the

region to help keep their trucks safe during the demanding winter season. Jamie Davis thanks all the truckers that call on his rescue team when  their  trucks are in trouble. The  success of making BC’s highways 1, 3, and 5 safe is a team effort.  The crew from Highway Thru Hell wishes to  thank VSA, EAM, the RCMP, BC Ambulance, BC Ministry of  Transportation, and the  Heavy Rescue crews for opening their world to viewers around the globe.

The second season of Highway Thru Hell starts airing this September on Discovery  Channel Canada. Producer Mark Miller is available for interviews and photographs upon request. More information is available at the following links: HighwayThruHell, twitter. com/HwythruHell, www. aspx?sid=45238, www., www. g r e a t p a c i f i c t v. c o m , w w w. f a c e b o o k . c o m / HighwayThruHell.


Business Insurance Matters

Insurance Wordings By Linda Colgan


t never ceases to amaze me when searching the markets for alternative quotes that some Brokers do not make reference to the differences in terms or warranties that could be implied by a new Insurer. Beyond the premium, there are many other factors that should be considered when purchasing insurance. For example, in the past some shippers would not deal with an Insurer that did not have a minimum of an “A” credit rating. How could one justify premium savings when perhaps their largest contract is walking out the door? Always review the endorsements on the policies. Review the exclusions of the policies before making any decisions. Discuss these terms with 14    May 2013

your Broker. Ask about the Insurer’s claims protocol, reporting and response times. What services are provided between one Insurer and the other? Above all, discuss any changes with your Broker in detail before making any decisions. Be open about your internal forecast and potential changes within your organization as these may affect which product better suits the needs of your company. Above all, never hesitate to ask your Broker as many questions as possible about your insurance purchases. If you don’t, it could be a very costly error. Linda Colgan is a Transportation Insurance Advisor with JDIMI. To contact Linda call 416-809-3103 or email lindac@jdimi. com.


VISTA World Championship

Championship Showcases Best Volvo Truck Techs


ervice technicians from Babine Truck & Equipment of Prince George, Canada earned first place at the 2012-2013 Volvo Trucks North American VISTA Wo r l d C h a m p i o n s h i p semifinals. Conducted every two years, the competition recognizes technician excellence among Volvo dealer service personnel. By finishing first, Babine Truck & Equipment claims a spot among the best 32 teams in the world and will compete at the VISTA World Finals June 25, 2013 in Gothenburg, Sweden. Members of the winning team - Tyler Kronebusch, Dan Orser, Matthew Giesbrecht and Clarence Oosterhoff - out-performed 208 other teams representing Volvo dealers across North America. All four members of the Babine team are Volvo Master Technicians, the highest level

of certification for service technicians. Master technicians typically have more than two years of work experience, more than 115 hours of training and have completed a series of tests to achieve and maintain the status. The VISTA 2012-2013 (Volvo International Serv i c e Tr a i n i n g Aw a r d ) began in August 2012 and included three rounds of online competition involving technical questions. The field was narrowed to five teams of finalists from the U.S. and Canada who traveled to Volvo Trucks’ North American headquarters in Greensboro, North Carolina for the final round. The other finalists represented M & K Quality Truck Sales from Byron Center, Michigan, Burr Truck & Trailer Sales of Vestal, New York, Truck Enterprises Inc. from Harrisonburg, Virginia and Mobile Fleet Service of

Yakima, Washington. In Greensboro, the finalists were tested on their knowledge of service and parts literature and ability to look up parts and service information within the Volvo system. Contestants also had to troubleshoot pre-determined faults placed on two Volvo trucks and a Volvo D13 engine. Participation in the competition requires a significant dedication of time and effort. Each of the five finalist teams invested up to 34 hours of additional service training throughout the process. The best preparation for the competition, according to Babine’s Matthew Giesbrecht “is doing our everyday jobs. We have to be keen and aware of every truck that comes into our shop, diagnose the issue, fix it to the best of our ability and get the customer satisfied.” “The competition has

been a great team-building experience, creating a lot of unity within our team and the dealership,” Giesbrecht said. “It’s good to have a team of really accomplished individuals that can do their job and work well under pressure.” This year’s competition was the largest yet, with a 70 percent increase in dealership participation compared with the 2011 event. “The high level of participation in the 2012-2013 competition is a real win for technicians, dealers and customers,” said Göran Nyberg, President, Volvo Trucks North American Sales & Marketing. “The VISTA competition boosts training, builds knowledge and strengthens teams, which ultimately improves the customer experience.” The biennial VISTA competition began as a national event in Scandinavia in 1957 and expanded to a

(from left) Tyler Kronebusch, Dan Orser, Clarence Oosterhoff and Matthew Giesbrecht from Babine Truck & Equipment of Prince George, Canada earned first place at the 2012-2013 Volvo Trucks North American VISTA World Championshp semifinals. global event in 1977. The competition is open to all aftermarket employees in the service network. This year 16,710 people forming 4,391 teams from 93 countries participated worldwide. To view a brief video from the North American VISTA competition, visit com/watch?v=1iJS4tGfUy

s& For more information, please visit or if you are using your mobile phone. For further information, please contact Brandon Borgna, Vo l v o Tr u c k s , p h o n e 336.393.2143, email or visit www.volvotrucks.


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Special Feature

Ontario Trucking News Celebrates 10th Anniversary

By Barb Woodward


fter a prolonged winter, spring has finally sprung, and with it hopes for renewal take root in us all. This is an especially auspicious time for Woodward Publishing and for me personally, for May 2013 is a watershed month. It is the 10th anniversary of Ontario Trucking News. Like any entrepreneur trying to get a foothold in an established industry, there have been peaks and valleys along the road to business survival, let alone success. My former business partner and I knew we wanted to start our own publication after working several years for various construction publications. We had ambition, experience and enough expertise to forge ahead on our own. The challenge was finding the right topic and the right industry that would sustain our interest. I traveled a lot along the 401 in those days and noticed that trucks were everywhere – rumbling down the highways, populating roadside stops and pulling into yards. Trucks were ubiquitous, I noticed, and reasoned they were a critical economic engine. The idea took hold and after several months of planning we applied our experience – his in graphic design and research, mine in business administration – to the maiden issue of Ontario Trucking News which hit the stands in May 2003. At first we made headway by approaching companies with the offer of business profiles in ex-

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change for their supplier lists. We then solicited these companies to keep our fledgling enterprise afloat. This practice was later discarded along with our partnership which we dissolved in 2005. This juncture opened the opportunity for me to become sole proprietor. Company profiles continued as a principal feature of the magazine, and the passage of time and the learning trajectory we followed enabled us to develop into a publication with a strong bent for informative and descriptive corporate profiles. I believe our continued success in securing front page profiles from established companies like Shell Canada, Espar Products, Castrol, SKF Canada Limited, Continental Tire and Traction, to name a few, is a strong measure of our growth. Clients are assured that all information is accurate since profiles are reviewed, revised, and approved before publication. Indeed, the success of our profiles is supported by attractive feature packages that offer more bang for the buck. These profiles include front page coverage together with a full page editorial, accompanying photos, and an optional full page of advertising at half price when the full feature package is purchased. Another business element loved by our customers is the “baker’s dozen” package that includes a low monthly advertising rate in a twelve month package together with bonus features. Corporate profiles, advertising opportunities, and coverage of industry-specific topics by our columnists – more about that later – have been instrumental in our attempts to increase market share. New customers continue to come on board because they like the way we present our publication, our distribution, and pricing.

O f c o u r s e, b u s i n e s s growth calls for diligence. Sit on your laurels for even a short time and even strong companies begin to buckle under the weight of inertia. Resisting the impulse to settle in a comfortable and well-worn groove, Woodward Publishing launched Eastern Trucking News (ETN) and Western Trucking News (WTN) in 2008 in an attempt to expand coverage to each region of this vast nation. ETN serves Quebec and the Maritimes and WTN covers the Prairie Provinces, BC, Yukon and the Northwest Territories. We are also reaching out to our Francophone populations by increasing the number of pages in our French Section. We invite you to submit French language press releases for publication. More recently, a new website is under construction and will be launched in the near future. It will present more value-added opportunities for customers. Dealerships, for example, will be able to list their equipment in a new Marketplace Section, and searches for companies and products will be simplified. I am confident that more functions with periodic updates to the website will yield more advertising opportunities as well. In my many business dealings the question of gender eventually surfaces. As a woman I have been well received and respected in what is still a male dominated industry. But even here the demographics show more inclusion. There are many more female drivers today than a decade ago, and many women have secured positions in human resources, safety and compliance, and in positions as controllers and owners of trucking companies and related businesses. Ultimately, I look forward to an industry that is full of promise and free from gender and race distinc-

tions. Success, whether in business or on the larger canvass of life, is founded on collaboration. There are many contributors w h o k e e p Wo o d w a r d Publishing running as an effective voice for the transportation industry. Chris Charles has been Art Director since the early days back in 2005. He designed the Woodward Publishing logo as well as the yearly front cover of our media kit. I always rely on Chris to deliver the best ad designs. Many of our clients have told me on several occasions how they appreciate his creative expertise. Marek Krasuski has been writing for us since 2007, initially as a freelance contributor. He since joined our team in June 2011 as full time editor after completing a contract position as Communications Officer at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine. His writing skills, readily evident as principal writer for the corporate profiles that appear in most editions, have proven to be a great asset. Halina Mikicki is my talented and multilingual Administrative Assistant who joined the company in November 2009. Her role is pivotal in liaising with our Francophone customers. No less important are her many other talents. She screens my calls, performs office related duties and essentially runs the office while I’m away on business. In addition, her proof-reading abilities are extraordinary, skills she uses in assisting Marek with editorial duties. Kay Redhead came on board with us in April 2006 as Translator for our French section. Kay is a retired French teacher and I rely heavily on her valuable knowledge of the French language. I have several free lance writers. George Fullerton covers the East Coast. Mike Howe covers the West Coast while Peter

Dudley and Marek Krasuski cover all of Ontario. If someone has a lead for a story they should contact our Head Office at 877.225.2232 and we’ll make sure our writers promptly follow up. Two very interesting and informative writers are a husband and wife team, Carl McBride and Wendy Morgan-McBride. Carl interviews and writes a column titled, “From The Driver’s Seat”. It often takes many trips to a truck stop to get enough interviews for his monthly column, but he perseveres. Carl also works part-time as a sales executive. Many readers recognize Wendy’s column, “A Drive Back in Time”. Like most people she loves old vehicles and it shows in the descriptive detail she ascribes to each vintage car, always a lovely expose enhanced by beautiful pictures that accompany each story. This has been a longstanding dream for Wendy, and what better way to act on it than by attending car shows and interviewing car owners. Wendy also accompanies Carl as a representative at some trade shows such as the Road Today Truck Show in Brampton taking place this month. Rick Woodward is my Distribution Manager and much loved husband. We have been together for 20 years, married ten of them. Rick personally looks after the distribution of Ontario, Quebec and the Maritimes. He drives through all types of weather to make sure that our distribution is done right. Finally, some thoughts about my columnists! Each brings to the magazine knowledge and informed viewpoints based on the segment of the industry in which they earn their living. Readers are familiar with Mark Reynolds’ pithy insights into all matters relating to transportation law. It’s a wealth of experience built on decades as an MTO en-

forcement officer, provincial trainer and paralegal advisor. As tax consultant Robert D. Scheper puts forward ideas close to everyone’s heart, and pocketbook – taxes, and how to negotiate this essential part of the business landscape that most of us prefer to avoid. Lina Demedeiros of LMD Insurance Wealth Management always bring to our readers informative updates on health insurance, and Linda Colgan, representative for Jones Deslaurier Insurance, never fails to enlighten us about business insurance matters. In an age of beefed-up security, particularly at border crossings, the importance of Dawn Truell’s knowledge of cross border trading and associated protocols cannot be overstated. I am equally impressed by Brenda Ricker’s column, Healthy Living, and the advice she gives about foods that make our bodies the best they can be. Alvis Violo of Emergency Road Services guides us through all matters relating to safety, and Jack Jackson of Awash Systems helps save us money with tips on reducing washing costs, an essential part of the transportation industry. Bruce Outridge, known for his column, The Complacency Coach and his companion cartoons, often enlightens us with a more philosophical view that calls us to question our business practices and goals. While these contributors help guide us through the temporal world, columnist Chaplain Len Reimer calls us to consider our spiritual well being with scriptural messages urging us to develop our inner lives. It’s been quite a journey these past 10 years, and I look forward to building on this foundation with even more services as Woodward Publishing progresses into the next decade.


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Volvo Trucks & Shell

Global LNG Fuel Collaboration


olvo Trucks and Shell are pleased to announce a formal agreement to collaborate and coordinate activities supporting the wider use of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) as a fuel for heavy-duty commercial vehicles. “Customer interest in natural gas as a heavy-duty truck fuel will only con-

tinue to grow,” said Göran Nyberg, President of Volvo Trucks North American Sales & Marketing. “We plan to introduce our own Volvo LNG-fuelled engine in 2014, and this agreement is part of our effort to collaborate with various stakeholders to ensure that the market is supported with the necessary infrastructure.”

The agreement with Shell is global and nonexclusive, and will include collaboration on issues such as fuel specification and emissions performance, as well as general sharing of knowledge and experience with all aspects of this burgeoning market. Volvo Trucks announced the development of its

CAPTION: The Volvo D13-LNG compression-ignition engine will utilize liquefied natural gas (LNG) to deliver increased range and significant fuel efficiency improvements compared with other natural gas-powered offerings.

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proprietary 13-liter LNG engine for North America in May. The engine’s advanced high pressure diesel ignition technology will provide significant fuel efficiency gains compared with spark-ignited natural gas engines, making it a viable solution for long-haul trucking applications. The company’s proprietary Volvo

I-Shift automated manual transmission also will be available for customers to specify. The company currently offers a natural gas-powered option for the Volvo VNM daycab, and will offer a natural gas-powered version of the Volvo VNL daycab beginning in 2013. Both models utilize sparkignited engines.

For more information, please visit or if you are using your mobile phone. For further information, please contact Brandon Borgna, Volvo Trucks North America, phone 336.393.2143, email or visit www.volvotrucks.


Cross Border Services

Recent Prosecutions & Seizures By Dawn Truell


n April 11, 2013, border officers say they found nearly $11,000 stuffed into the shoes of a Phoenix man trying to walk into Mexico at the Lukeville port of entry. The 22-year-old man was arrested Wednesday when U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers

searched him and found $10,744 stuffed into his sneakers. The cash was seized and the man arrested and turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations. A n y o n e w h o ’s b e e n through an airport or crossed national borders has seen detection dogs,

noses diligently sniffing for illegal drugs or banned produce and invasive insects. There are even dogs trained to detect wildlife or wildlife parts, like rhino horns and ivory that smugglers try to sneak across borders. In February 2013, CBSA officers at the Sault Ste. Marie port of entry processed 88,523 travelers

in 59,696 vehicles, representing an 11 percent decrease in travelers and an eight percent decrease in vehicles compared to February 2012. There were also 3,131 commercial importations, representing a six percent decrease compared to the same period last year, and more than 300 international travelers by bus. It’s not always as easy to get into Canada as many think; our Canadian Immigration is on the Job! For example, on February 7, 2013 a U.S. resident was seeking entry into Canada. He was sent to immigration for a secondary examination. After completing a criminal record check, officers discovered that he was convicted of Reckless Driving, Retail Fraud as well as three offences of Driving Under the Influence. He was deemed inadmissible to Canada due to criminality and officers informed him that he would have to apply for criminal rehabilitation in order to enter Canada in the future. He was returned to the United States. Another instance: On February 9, 2013 a U.S. resident was seeking entry into Canada. He was sent to immigration for further questioning and it was determined that he was in fact living in Canada and working in the United States. He was advised that proper procedures must be followed. He must prove that he has a residence in the United States, has ties to his home country and is not intending to live in Canada. He was allowed to withdraw his application to enter Canada and was advised to come back when the requirements were met. On February 5, 2013 three returning Canadian residents declared US$173 in groceries. During a secondary examination, officers found four undeclared parcels in the back seat as well

as a large box in the trunk where two trumpets in cases were located. The driver admitted that she did not declare the parcels and the two trumpets. The total value of the undeclared goods was $290.88. The goods were then seized for the offence of non-report and released back to the traveler after a monetary penalty of $183.20 was paid. The driver was also a NEXUS member and due to this offence, her NEXUS card was revoked. Had the traveler properly declared the goods, she would have paid approximately $37 in taxes and maintained her NEXUS membership. On February 10, 2013 a returning Canadian resident was asked to provide a breath sample after an officer detected the odor of alcohol on the driver’s breath. The officer gave the driver three opportunities to provide a sample. After the third attempt, the driver was arrested for failure to provide a breath sample and was handed over to the Sault Ste. Marie Police Service. On March 28, 2013, CBSA officers seized 48.5 kg of cocaine at the Port of Montreal, Quebec. The cocaine was discovered in two sports bags that had been placed inside a container. Upon opening the container doors, border services officers noticed the two sports bags on top of merchandise boxes. Officers searched the suspicious bags and found a total of 39 packages of white bricks wrapped inside several layers of packaging. Tests determined that it was cocaine. The bricks were stamped with a scorpion logo. For further information on the fight against smuggling, terrorism, C-TPAT, FAST, PIP please contact Dawn Truell, President, Cross Border Services, at: www.c-tpat-certified. c o m o r w w w. c r o s s or call 905.973.9136.


Making Your Miles Count

EGR, to Delete or Not to Delete, That is the Question - Part I By Robert D. Scheper


t would not seem appropriate, at first glance, for anyone to openly tell another they should break the law, transgress a regulation or contravene a ruling. We are, by the way, law abiding citizens of a civilized nation, mature in mind and conscience. Our only hope is to supply our families with food and shelter and a means to prevail. However, what do real men do when laws restrict personal freedom and along with it their very hope to prevail? Laws are intended to provide citizens the framework for personal freedom, security and the pursuit of prosperity. But what happens when the laws themselves inflict the abuse and fraud? History has clearly shown that not all laws in society have been or will be just, fair, practical or even moral. Consider these examples: slavery, prohibition (alcohol as illegal), women not being allowed to vote, and the British monopoly of salt in India (see Mahatma Gandhi: Non-violent nonco-operation, protesting oppressive taxation and discrimination to achieve independence). Are sound and moral people bound to obey the laws when they are based

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on fraud, deception, discrimination and abuse? Would we today be a part of the underground rail road? Helping runaway slaves seek freedom in the north? Was it not (or would it not) be our moral obligation to do so? No sane citizen today would push for slavery or abolishing the female vote, but I would dare say a robust debate could be found for prohibition, with strong arguments on both sides - one claiming personal freedom, while the other showing the social degradation alcohol abuse fosters. Not all laws are as clear as slavery. Haste to create or passion to continue laws are not always based on justice, equality or liberty. Like the British Monopoly of salt or U.S. slavery laws, some had serious financial considerations. Who would pick the cotton? What would become of the British Treasury, of the impoverished southern States? Lawmakers (from the southern states or Britain) could hardly be considered unbiased in their arguments. There was big money and power to be made or lost. A comparison is easily made to the so called “Climate change” anti-carbon legislations. These laws

(originating between 1999 and 2001 at the height of global warming fears) are based on “climate science” a now steadily DECLINING source of true scientific data (see climate-gate and Why would politicians, and some scientists, contrive a climate crisis and facilitate harsh and extreme legislation? At the heart of every injustice and fraud is money and power. There was big money in slavery and concentrated power in denying women the right to vote. Climate change legislation is no different. One example is the “capn-trade” global carbon tax where (if passed) hundreds of billions of dollars would be funneled through an exchange privately administered without public accountability, allowing for unfettered power and economic control. Publicly, the exchange would “save the world” by economically controlling it, quietly harvesting billions in “credits” for global control. The plan is based entirely on a crisis (or in this case perceived crisis) and requires the public’s absolute “blind faith”. It makes Bernie Madoff’s fraud look like sandbox pocket change. So, if a citizen under-

stands and believes that a man made law was based on fraud and discrimination, are they morally bound to obey that law? Is it a law that must be observed? Is there a moral obligation that supersedes this anti-carbon legislation? Canadian’s are not anarchists, if anything we tend to be somewhat pacifistic. But what if an unjust, fraudulent based law restricts personal freedom and sabotages the very hope to feed our families? My accounting firm works exclusively with operators. Since 2008, (inception of the EPA second wave), I have personally seen operators go bankrupt, insolvent, or set back by decades due to temporary repairs. I call them temporary because they kept re-occurring. These were NOT fly by night operators. They were NOT financially challenged. They were in the industry for decades. They had a history of strong financial success (some with several trucks) and several with a respectable net worth. First there came the increase in monthly fuel costs ($1,000-$1,400), then the incessant downtime (luckily under warranty). Then the warranty expired, the team operators were hit

first, then the singles. Not many operators can overcome the average $9,000 - $18,000 per year in needless maintenance costs (coupled with reduced margins). Some were able to trade off just before the warranty expired while others got out of the industry, or sold the newer and “upgraded” to the older. A smart business move by the way. These challenges are NOT small. They are NOT petty and they are NOT temporary! These challenges threaten the very fabric of our nation’s trucking families. It can easily be a financial death blow to any operator. Anyone who found themselves in this crisis can take comfort in the fact that they have been truly victimized. If you survived, consider yourself fortunate to have purchased a non-typical non-lemon. Talking with and observing as many operators as I have, I must state that some seemed to miraculously overcome their maintenance and fuel challenges almost overnight. I’m of the Clintonian philosophy… don’t ask… don’t tell. I believe operators have three primary choices: stick it out (if you can), leave the industry or stand against

discrimination and fraudulently based legislation. For some, that may mean deleting a fraud. For all those who may participate in the “underground highway,” just remember: Without a complete understanding of the principles behind what you are doing, simple “deleting” is lawlessness. However well educated, principle based “deleting” may be viewed as civil disobedience, which (by the way) may result in the same consequences as lawlessness. Democracy provides us a civil means of waging war without physical conflict. Every election has its consequences, every politician his day of reckoning. If buffoons were elected, we must personally take responsibility for it. Democracy allows us the power to “elect the least offensive buffoon”. Robert D. Scheper operates an accounting and consulting firm in Steinbach, Manitoba. He has a Masters Degree in Business Administration and is the author of the Book “Making Your Miles Count: taxes, taxes, taxes” (now available on CD). You can find him at and or at 877.987.9787. You can e-mail him at robert@


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New Products & Services


Lisa Kelly Reveals Worldtrucker Smartphone App


isa Kelly, star of TV’s Ice Road Truckers and IRT: Deadliest Roads, unveiled the new Worldtrucker Smartphone app and website during the 2013 Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Kentucky. The website and Smartphone app, available for iPhone and Android platforms, enable truck drivers to connect and share experiences from their lives on the road. As the global ambassador for Worldtrucker, Lisa Kelly was one of the first to use the website and app. She has distinguished

herself in the social media landscape and has a large number of fans and friends on Facebook, Twitter and through the Worldtrucker forum. “I like keeping in touch with the trucking community,” Kelly said. “There are a lot of things that keep truck drivers united, and that’s what’s cool about the Worldtrucker concept. Other truck drivers understand what you’re going through.” P o w e r e d b y Vo l v o Trucks and designed to help the more than 20,000 members of the global Worldtrucker commun-

ity (www.worldtrucker. com) easily connect, the website and app achieve this by helping truck drivers exchange experiences and expertise with other drivers - both in their local communities and around the world. Upgrades to the Worldtrucker website include improved functionality and design, as well as new applications like a GPS-based system that allows truck drivers to record and share their routes on a map. This function is particularly useful when using the Worldtrucker Smartphone app, seam-

lessly integrated with the website. Through Trucker Interest Points (TIPs), drivers can check-in, com-

ment, rate and upload photos from a specific location and then share that information with fellow

truck drivers. A chat function in the app helps drivers find and contact other drivers that may be nearby. The app was developed based on data gathered from truck drivers at truck stops and through online surveys. Through Worldtrucker, Volvo Trucks hopes to increase interest in the profession and support the recruitment of new drivers to address the worldwide driver shortage. Volvo Trucks aspires to make Worldtrucker the largest and most active truck driver community in the world. Worldtrucker wel-

comes all truckers regardless of what truck brand they drive or prefer. For more information, visit www.volvogroup. com or www.volvogroup. mobi if you are using your mobile phone.


Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC

Oil-Coalescing Air Treatment Technology


lyria, Ohio - As commercial vehicle technology advances and expands the use of air for non-braking functions, it is more important than ever to protect vehicles’ air systems from contamination to ensure longevity and performance. Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC reminds fleets and owneroperators that the use of Bendix ® PuraGuard ® oil-coalescing air dryers, coupled with regular cartridge maintenance, is a crucial part of keeping air systems, oil-sensitive components, and vehicles functioning safely on the roadways. More than 40 years ago, Bendix - the North American leader in the development and manufacture of leading-edge active safety and braking system technologies - revolutionized commercial vehicles by inventing the air dryer to provide clean, dry air to reservoirs, valves, and other components. Installed between the compressor and reservoirs, the air dryer collects and removes solid, liquid, and aerosol contaminants such as water and oil before they 22    May 2013

enter the air brake system and jeopardize efficient

ing the air brake, engine, emission, and drivetrain

removing desiccant. Competitive designs filter oil

operation. To date, Bendix has produced more than 10 million air dryers, including more than 50,000 PuraGuard oil-coalescing air dryer cartridges, since its launch in 2009. Bendix PuraGuard oilcoalescing air dryer cartridges are highly proficient at preventing oil - as well as other contaminants from entering a vehicle’s air system, thereby protecting a variety of downstream parts and systems. Oil can be particularly harmful to an air system, contributing to premature damage in a variety of components such as pushpull dash valves, spring brake modulating valves, and brake chamber diaphragms. Oil-deteriorated seals can cause air system leaks that may be negatively noted during roadside inspection. With the impact of CSA (Compliance, Safety, Accountability) on fleets and owner-operators, taking steps to ensure system integrity is even more important today. Oil contamination can lead to the failure of any system that relies on clean air for proper operation, includ-

systems. These systems include a variety of advanced technologies required to meet stricter emissions regulations on vehicles built after 2007 and 2010, as well as technologies that fleets are increasingly adopting to improve productivity and fuel economy. Bendix® PuraGuard® oil-coalescing technology protects a variety of expensive vehicle systems, including safety-critical brake components, diesel particulate filters (DPFs), Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) systems, transmissions, and more. These advanced systems are extremely sensitive to oil contamination, and steps to reduce their exposure, such as using Bendix PuraGuard oil-coalescing cartridges, can potentially save a fleet thousands in future repair costs. One of the features that sets the Bendix PuraGuard solution above the competition is the placement of the oil-coalescing material. Bendix places the material before the desiccant, ensuring that oil and oil aerosols are removed before they reach the important moisture-

after it passes through the desiccant, which contaminates the desiccant and diminishes its ability to remove moisture. In competitive designs, oil reaches the desiccant in both the charge cycle and again in the purge cycle, which pushes the oil back through the desiccant, further contaminating it and reducing its useful life. The Bendix design removes more oil, improving performance and potentially prolonging the life of the filter. Another distinguishing feature of the Bendix ® spin-on cartridge design for Bendix PuraGuard oilcoalescing air dryers resides in a patented check valve. Coalescing filters are more efficient when air flows only in one direction through the coalescing media. The Bendix® patented check valve enables this one-way flow and makes Bendix oil-coalescing technology even more efficient than the available competitor’s design. Of course, ensuring that effective performance of an air dryer continues over time means replacing air dryer filters on a regular

basis. For better air dryer performance, non-oil-coalescing cartridges can be upgraded to the Bendix® PuraGuard® oil-coalescing cartridge. If the Bendix PuraGuard oil-coalescing cartridge is an OEM standard, it must be replaced with a like unit. When replacing cartridges, fleets need to beware of lowcost and counterfeit cartridges, which are not as effective as original OEM equipment. To ensure fleet owners and operators are using genuine parts, Bendix PuraGuard cartridges feature an embossed silver medallion on the top, as well as the PuraGuard logo on the side. Preventive Maintenance - As Easy as 1-2-3 Adhering to a strict preventive maintenance schedule is crucial to keeping a vehicle’s air system clean and ensuring superior performance. Depending on vocation, Bendix recommends a one, two, or three-year air dryer cartridge replacement on vehicles equipped with a Bendix compressor. For severe service applications, such as residential refuse trucks or school buses, the air dryer cartridge should

be replaced every year or 100,000 miles; for pick up and delivery operations, or for double- and triple-trailer line haul trucks, every two years or 200,000 miles is recommended. Line haul operations using a single trailer should swap the filter out every three years or 300,000 miles. Recommended intervals for trucks equipped with nonBendix compressors are six months (50,000 miles), one year (100,000 miles), and two years (200,000 miles), respectively. More frequent intervals may be required depending on a vehicle’s age, its compressor condition, the operating environment, the vehicle’s vocation, and its usage. Bendix® PuraGuard® oilcoalescing cartridges are now available for Bendix’s AD-9®, AD-IS®, AD-IP®, and AD-SP® air dryers, as well as for many competitive air dryers. For more information, call 800.AIR-BRAKE (800.247.2725) or visit To learn more about career opportunities at Bendix, visit Follow Bendix on Twitter at Bendix_CVS.


New Products & Services

1st Comprehensive Labour Time Estimating Program for Medium & Heavy Trucks


itchell 1 announced the launch of TruckLabor, the first comprehensive labor time estimating product for medium and heavy trucks, during a press conference held March 10 in conjunction with the 2013 Technology and Maintenance Council (TMC) Annual Meeting. For the first time, truck repair professionals have access to mechanical labor times from a single source. With TruckLabor’s Standard Repair Times (SRTs), technicians, service writers and shop management have instant access to the information they need to deter-

mine how long a repair will likely take for any medium- or heavy-duty truck. With this knowledge, they can accurately determine when the vehicle can be back on the road and how to best manage shop workflow to optimize available capacity. Dave Costantino, Director of Mitchell 1’s commercial vehicle group commented, “We are very pleased to launch TruckLabor, a truly groundbreaking labor time estimating solution for the Class 4-8 truck market. We’ve heard from many in the industry that this tool is needed, and we’ve committed significant de-

velopment resources to make it a reality. This product is a great example of how Mitchell 1 listens to the market and continues to develop innovative solutions to help service professionals increase efficiency and accuracy.” TruckLabor is a cloudbased system, so labor time data is automatically updated and the shop’s latest estimates are autosaved for quick retrieval. Technicians always have access to the most current information available, and can rest assured knowing their estimates are accurate and secure. The intuitive navigation guides the user through the steps to

quickly generate an estimate: Identify the vehicle by selecting a year/make/ model, choose the labor operations and add parts if applicable, then print the estimate. Key features of the new TruckLabor product include: Standard Repair Ti m e s f o r c o n s i s t e n t and accurate estimates, coverage of all makes and models of Class 4-8 trucks, estimator tool allows customization of labor rates for different customer types or service operations, automated labor data updates, saved estimates automatically organized in one location and content and technical support from Mitchell 1.

Mitchell 1 is the leader in mechanical labor estimating times for the automotive aftermarket and has brought this expertise to the TruckLabor solution for Class 4-8 trucks. The comprehensive database of labor times has been developed using a painstaking methodology

perfected over decades. For more information call your local representative at 888.724.6742 or visit truck. For southern Ontario contact Paul Booth at 416.473.7595 or email paul.booth@mitchell1. com or


OnGuard™ Collision Mitigation System


roy, Michigan Meritor WABCO, a leader in the integration of safety and efficiency technology for the North American commercial vehicle industry, announces the immediate availability of its next generation OnGuard collision mitigation system. The new system is already in production at two major OEM nameplates. Two more OEMs begin production in Q2 2013. “This next generation of Meritor WABCO’s industry-leading OnGuard Collision Mitigation System is another clear breakthrough in the advancement of commercial vehicle safety,” said Jon Morrison, President and General Manager, Meritor WABCO. “It brings additional functionality and benefits to the most requested collision mitigation technology in the commercial vehicle industry and takes us further along the path towards further reductions in ac-

cidents involving rear-end collisions.” Key product enhancements for this next generation of OnGuard include a 33% longer forward radar range with longand mid-range detection capability that expands the total width of radar coverage, auto alignment that assures faster and easier installation, eliminating the need for periodic, manual adjustments usually associated with normal operating conditions. There is a stationary object warning that provides critical and reliable driver warnings on approach to stationary vehicles, while minimizing the potential of nonessential warnings from other, non-threatening objects. Evasive maneuver check offered by the new longand mid-range detection radar technology. This provides enhanced vehicle and driver visibility into adjacent freeway lanes. If the system rec-

ognizes the potential for an imminent rear-end collision and detects an object in an adjacent lane, it immediately determines that the vehicle cannot perform a safe evasive maneuver and optimizes the vehicle’s warning

response and potential brake application accordingly. This latest generation of Meritor WABCO OnGuard continues to include the important “haptic warning” capability which was pioneered with the first

generation of OnGuard. This unique feature provides a rapid and noticeable brake “pulse” signal to the driver in the warning period before a collision mitigation braking event occurs, attempting to re-engage the driver

to respond as quickly as possible. For additional product information, or to order, contact Meritor WABCO in the United States or Canada by c a l l i n g 8 6 6 - O n Tr a c 1 (866.668.7221).



TP-9360 PRO-Alert, Portable Refrigerant Leak Detector


estbury, New York - Tracer Products has introduced the TP-9360 PRO-Alert, a portable refrigerant leak detector that features high-performance, heated-diode sensor technology to accurately detect refrigerant leaks down to 0.25 oz per year (7 g/year). The PRO-Alert features dual-sensitivity controls - a high-sensitivity setting when initially checking the general leak area, and a

low-sensitivity setting to hone in on the exact leak site. It is self-calibrating to neutralize background contamination, sensitive to both R-12 and R-134a refrigerants, and certified to meet SAE J1627. Its variable-intensity audible alarm and flashing LED help pinpoint leaks fast. The cordless, compact PRO-Alert is specifically designed to make leak detection efficient and easy. Simply turn it on and it’s ready for inspection

- instantly! Its 17 in (43 cm) long, chrome-plated, flexible metal probe easily slithers into tight spots and holds its position for more thorough inspection. It includes a powerful, builtin positive displacement pump

that draws a test sample into the detector for fast, accurate sensing. The PRO-Alert comes complete with sensor, replacement filters and two D-cell alkaline batteries, all conveniently packed in a rugged plastic carrying case. For more information call toll-free 800.641.1133. Outside the United States and Canada, call 516.333.1254. Visit our website at


Keeping Your Vehicles Clean

A Clean Vehicle Accomplishes Many Things

By Jack Jackson


hat is the most important reason for keeping your vehicles shiny and clean? Is it company image, driver satisfaction, extended life of equipment, environmental impact? All the above can be accomplished, yielding great returns for so many parts of your business. Yet it is still generally ignored by most companies who accord little investment or thought to its importance. In today’s world of environmental concerns and industry impacts, commercial transportation has thought seriously about the impact the industry has on the environment. We have all looked at efficiencies in tires, engines, fuel consumption, aero-dynamics, etc. A clean vehicle accomplishes many things. It satisfies customers and employees while adding to environmental well being and reducing capital costs. Not many other maintenance items are as visible and impactful as having nice, clean vehicles every day. Today, there is technology available to meet all your washing requirements, whether they stem from budgetary or environmental considerations. Generally, the most popular automatic machinery to wash vehicles consists of

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automated drive-through, rollover and walk-around units. These automated systems enable a truck to be washed and rinsed in less than 5 minutes. Available as well are water reclamation and recycle systems to offset environmental concerns and save on water costs. However, there are many operators still using the manual pressure washer and hand brush scrub system, taking up to 30 minutes or more to wash and rinse. Reliable labor, wasted time, and wash inconsistencies are the major frustrations of any operator utilizing a manual hand wash system. Washing inside your building, in most cases, means you are tapped into your municipal water sewage system, thus the grey water is being sent to the local treatment facility. This does help the environment but there is a big cost to pay. It costs the municipality to clean this water and your company or building is paying for water, possibly on a meter. (Check your water bill and understand it.) Another question to ask is: Who is paying for the discharge? Many companies do not realize that there is a water-in charge and, in many cases, a waterout charge. Some municipalities meter both water in and out with a hefty discharge fee. Sometimes it costs twice as much for water discharge than for water intake. Today’s technology allows for water treatment systems at your wash bay. There are many systems available that allow you to capture your water, clean it, and re-use for washing. This would allow for zero discharge, thus saving

money and the environment. Whether you are washing inside your building or outside on your parking lot, the use and cost of water can be a major hidden cost to your facility. Do the analysis and find and discover a saving, especially when you look at your cost per gallon of water.

For most of us, the municipality supplies our water through pipes to our facility. Take a minute to examine the water bill and come up with a cost per gallon of water. This is not easy, but necessary to determine your cost-per-vehicle of washing. After determining the cost of water, you will

have to capture the cost of labor, chemicals and supplies (brushes, cloths, etc). Overall, truck washing has much more of an impact than most operators take time to consider. There is a major consequence to both the environment and the bottom line of every company, city and municipality. Take the time to

assess your footprint on the environment and your bottom line. Jack Jackson is President o f Aw a s h S y s t e m s Corp. Email: jjackson@ or call 800.265.7405. Visit our w e b s i t e w w w. aw a s h, North America’s leader in Fleet Washing Solutions.


Canada Welcomes Presidential Permit for Detroit River International Crossing


ttawa, Ontario The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Labour and Member of Parliament for Halton, on behalf of the Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec, and Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, welcomed the signing of the Presidential Permit for the Detroit River International Crossing (DRIC) / New International Trade Crossing (NITC). The permit is required in the United States to allow the construction of the new publicly-owned bridge between Windsor, Ontario and Detroit, Michigan. “Canada and the

United States are each other’s most important trading partners. The Presidential Permit represents an important step towards a new bridge which will be needed for growing trade and traffic at the busiest Canada-U.S. commercial border crossing with over 8,000 trucks crossing each day,” said Minister Raitt. “This project will create thousands of jobs and opportunities on both sides of the border both during the construction period and in the years to come.” The crossing is one of Canada’s top infrastructure priorities. In addition to the new six-lane bridge, the project includes state-of-the-art inspection plazas and an interchange with Inter-

state-75 in Michigan. With the signing of the Presidential Permit, the project can now advance to the next steps including acquisition of properties in the U.S., relocation of utilities, land clearing and more detailed design in preparation of the procurement process to select a successful private sector partner to design, finance, build, operate and maintain the new crossing. In June 2012, Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Michigan Governor Rick Snyder announced the signing of the Crossing Agreement. Under that agreement, Canada will be responsible for constructing, financing and operating the new crossing.


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Tires & Wheels


Two New Environmentally Friendly Tire Lines


ort Mill, South Carolina - The Commercial Specialty Tire business unit of Continental Tire the Americas is launching two new brands of remolded industrial tires for sale in North America, the company said. Under the Ameri*Steel brand, Continental is introducing a full-sized industrial solid tire in presson band construction to the market. Manufactured from recycled base bands and with new rubber, the Ameri*Steel line will be offered in a standard black compound with smooth tread design. The product is available in 11 core sizes and offers excellent stability along with high load carrying capacity. “With the lowered cost from a recycled base and band, our new Ameri*Steel solid tires

provide a green alternative for forklift operations. This tire offers a viable solution, addressing our customers’ economic and environmental needs, and also provides the heavy duty construction and stationary stability that forklift operators need,” said Dr. Michael Andreas Maertens, Managing Director of Continental CST. Designed with a traction tread pattern for the North American market, the new Astrum Blue line will also be launched in 17 sizes for standard rims and Snap-InTire rims. This new super elastic solid tire is manufactured from recycled solid tire cores that are remolded

with new rubber and a robust sidewall in a standard black compound. Astrum Blue super elastic tires offer an environmentally friendly alternative by using the recycled cores, as well as low maintenance from their robust, puncture-resistant construction. “Astrum Blue solid tires offer all the benefits of a solid industrial tire in super elastic construction. Excellent for tough applications with a high risk of impact and cut damage, Astrum Blue solid tires are extremely stable, puncture resistant and they are also mountable on both industrial and pneumatic tire rims,” said Maertens.

Both of the new lines offer forklift companies an environmentally friendly and lower cost product for forklift operations. Ameri*Steel and Astrum Blue industrial tires will be available in May from authorized Continental commercial specialty tire dealers. Continental’s Focus on Green These two new industrial tire product lines underline Contine n t a l ’s s t r a t egy to adopt eco-friendly changes at all stages of the product’s l i f e c y c l e, from initial tire development al l t he wa y through pro-

duction. Continental is seeking to minimize the use of environmentally harmful materials with a heavy carbon footprint. The company has also removed nitrosamine and polycyclic hydrocarbons, which are aromatic oils that have traditionally been used in tire production. Throughout the production process, the aim is to increase the use of recycled materials and reduce the use of fossil-based resources like oil to a minimum. The company is committed to clean, energy-efficient production - for example, by recovering more

waste heat from the curing process, which can then be fed back to the production process. At the same time, Continental has also earned itself a reputation as a pioneer in the development and research of innovative and renewable raw materials. For example, Continental is currently taking part in a research project to examine the potential of Russian dandelions as an alternative source for natural rubber of rubber trees, potentially being used for all tire applications. This solution would significantly reduce the pressure on conventional rubber supplies. Continental also invests heavily in compounding research to achieve tire products with reduced rolling resistance, which lowers fuel consumption.


Georgia Retreader Makes the Move to ContiLifeCycle


ort Mill, South Carolina - Forest Park, Georgia based retreader and commercial truck tire dealer Hill Tire Co. has become the latest licensee of Continental Tire the Americas, LLC’s ContiTreads™. Continental said that Hill Tire Co. has begun retreading truck tires with

ContiTread brand flat precure treads at its facilities in Forest Park and Valdosta, Georgia. The Forest Park retread facility, near company headquarters, is approximately 45,000 square feet and employs 45. The 15,000 square-foot facility in Valdosta has 15 employees. These two locations

combined can produce more than 110,000 retreads annually. Hill Tire serves trucking fleets in the Georgia, Alabama and northern Florida areas from these two locations as well as Cartersville, Georgia, Doraville, Georgia and Birmingham, Alabama. Hill Tire made the deci-

sion to add ContiTreads after evaluating Continental’s ContiLifeCycle, a cradle-to-grave solution for commercial tires, said Allen Hill, Vice President of Commercial Sales. The dealer needed a national brand of retreads to sell to its large commercial tire customers, and Continental offered retreads

that matched the new tires with compounding and tread designs, plus SmartWay verified and fuel efficient products, Hill explained. Continental also provided personnel dedicated to help with sales of the ContiTreads, as well as plant evaluations and training as part of the licensing

process, Hill said. “We encourage other retreaders to test Continental’s product and see for themselves what the ContiLifeCycle can do. While we are committed to our current tread rubber supplier, Continental gives us an option to explore markets that were not open to us before,” he said.


Launches Michelin® X® Line™ Energy T


r e e n v i l l e, S . C . Michelin Americas Truck Tires, a division of Michelin North America, Inc., announced the launch of the MICHELIN ® X ® LINE ™ ENERGY T, a dual trailer tire for line haul operations that meets U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) SmartWay ® verified requirements. The dual trailer tire has been submitted to SmartWay® for formal 26    May 2013

verification and delivers industry leading fuel efficiency, mileage and durability. The MICHELIN ® X® LINE™ ENERGY T tire will be available for fleets in May. The MICHELIN® X® LINE™ ENERGY T tire is engineered with Advanced Technology™ Compounds that provide a cool running tread rubber which minimizes internal casing temperatures for low

rolling resistance and extended casing life. Compared to the MICHELIN® XT-1®, the MICHELIN® X® LINE™ ENERGY T tire will deliver a 10% reduction in rolling resistance bringing improved fuel efficiency. “By utilizing state of the art compounding and an engineered shoulder groove, MICHELIN ® X ® LINE™ ENERGY T tire provides a no compromise answer for fuel efficiency

with exceptional mileage and durability,” said Ted Becker, vice president of marketing for Michelin Americas Truck Tires. The MICHELIN® X® LINE™

ENERGY T trailer tire has a special curb guard feature to protect the sidewall and shoulder areas, promoting a longer casing life and retreadability. The rectangular bead bundle reduces heat and fatigue. The four circumferential grooves provide excellent water evacuation for optimized traction and exceptional handling. The MICHELIN® X ® LINE ™ ENERGY

T tire utilizes a shoulder groove that reduces irregular wear. The MICHELIN® X® LINE™ ENERGY T tire will be available in four sizes including: 11R22.5, 275/80R22.5, 11R24.5, and 275/80R24.5. This tire is replacing both the MICHELIN® XTA® Energy tire and the Michelin® XT1® tire. Additional details can be found at


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Comrades Save 1931 Rugby, Part of the Team! By Wendy Morgan-McBride


am so excited to be able to share this truck with you. It always amazes me how the minds of those innovators from so many years ago invented the motorized vehicle. But when I think about the concept of building a vehicle to serve and protect, I begin to understand the motivation of our historical engineers. People grew up as farm-

ers and education was a luxury few could afford as resources were limited and family priorities came first. And yet, even faced with limiting conditions, people were still able to build and create in order to help their fellow neighbours. A perfect example is this 1931 Rugby Fire Truck, an amazing early model with functions and features that still appear in modified form on today’s trucks, albeit on a smaller scale back then. Still, i t ’ s amazing to consider these f e a tures first appeared on fire engine trucks t h a t b e g a n with a

horse-pulled wagon powered by manual pumps. Although this 1931 can no longer tell us her mileage - the odometer stopped at 1000 miles this truck still has many years left in her, along with stories and secrets left unsaid, and even perhaps many more to come. The truck was originally purchased brand new off the assembly line in 1931 from Durant Motor Company. As with all communities, progress forged ahead and outdated equipment gave way to newer revisions. In this case the village needed to sell off the truck so they could purchase a more modern vehicle to accommodate their growing community. No one knew where the truck went, and for the most part it was never thought of again. About 20 years ago a few of the crew from the fire station in Stirling, Ontario, found the truck by chance, rusting away in some forgotten, outof-the- way place. They talked to other firefighters and put a plea out to the Stirling Rawdon counsel to rescue the truck for $1,000.00 and return it to the community. The firefighters donated all their time and efforts into restoring this beauty, thereby making a significant contribution to the community’s heritage. The truck still has its original Durant Rugby chassis, the body was in fair shape, and the original flathead 6 and 4 speed transmission needed to be overhauled. The group divided into smaller work teams to put this beloved truck back

together. It was even returned with the original wooden ladder, brass hose attachments and pumps - all requiring extensive repairs. The original 5-volt brown system has been upgraded to an 8-volt which enhanced the wiring system to make the headlights work more efficiently during night use. Once fully restored the truck was put on the books as part of the active fleet for the township. This way regular maintenance and insurance could be provided. A unique part of this truck’s maintenance is to occasionally replace the rope packing connected to the original water pump. The township firefighters feel that the truck is an important part of the department’s heritage, so they all contribute to and take pride in the vehicle’s upkeep. The department proudly displays their ownership on the door alongside that of the Durant Society Club. The whole community was elated when the members of the club brought their annual meeting, and the truck, to the area this past year so the vehicle could be admired. “The truck spends winters at the back of the fire hall inside,” said Rick Caddick, the current Fire Chief, “but come summer it has a home at the Stirling Agricultural Museum where a booth with a realistic fire station of the period becomes its place of honor for visitors.” The relic travels the Quinte area, driving to most events for display, and participates in the annual Santa Claus parade. When one of the crew or their family members

has a special event, particularly a wedding, the bride and groom often request that the truck takes its honourable part in the celebration. Many a wedding party has been seen riding to the reception and posing for pictures in this classic. When Rick was asked his favorite thing about the restored relic, he responded with obvious pride in his profession. “It makes me reflect on what firefighting is a l l about a n d h o w w e r i s k o u r o w n lives to help o u r c o m m u n ity and neighbours. It shows

how travelling to a fire to protect those we care about was a challenge we have all embraced and done with pride, because when this truck was used in the cold and unprotected cab you needed dedication.” Check out additional photos and find archived articles, all on our fan page on FaceBook ~ “A Drive Back in Time”.


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

Air Conditioning & Heating: Sales & Service

automated Lubrication systems

cargo control products

compliance services

driver services, recruitment & employment

S.E.T.I. Imports Inc.

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

••• Helping Truckers Professionally Manage the Bookkeeping and Tax Accounting-Side of Trucking. Visit Markham, ON Toll Free: 888.456.6504 Tel: 905.477.7773

Niagara Service & Supply Ltd. 150 South Service Road Stoney Creek, ON L8E 3H6 Toll Free: 800.268.5076 Tel: 905.573.3101

TruckersBooks, Inc.

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

Manwin Enterprises Inc. 15 Wanless Court Ayr, ON N0B 1E0 Toll Free: 888.823.7611 Tel: 519.624.4003 Fax: 519.624.5501 30    May 2013

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

“Changing the way you train since 1985. Canada’s leading TDG Training & Services.” 201-11450 29 th Street SE Calgary, AB T2Z 3V5 Toll Free: 800.465.3366 Tel: 403.232.6950 Fax: 403.232.6952

Bookkeeping Software

Wilson Instruments Ltd.

automated Lubrication systems

TruckersBooks, Inc.

Cut your Bookkeeping and Tax Services Cost with the TruckersBooks Software. Easyto-use Spreadsheet Bookkeeping Management System Software for Truckers. No Bookkeeping Experience Needed. Save up to $600 per Year in service fees. Toll Free: 888.456.6504 Tel: 905.477.7773 Brake & Safety check Products

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


FLO Components Ltd. “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 Components by:

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


Kee Human Resources

1280 Finch Ave. West, Suite 714 North York, ON M3J 3K6 Tel: 416.665.3328 Fax: 416.665.7634

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

Drakkar Human Resources


Rumanek & Company Ltd.

••• Air Brake Training for Mechanics

Bankruptcies & Debt Consolidation

Danatec Educational Services Ltd.



Cut your Bookkeeping and Tax Services Cost with the TruckersBooks Software. Easyto-use Spreadsheet Bookkeeping Management System Software for Truckers. No Bookkeeping Experience Needed. Save up to $600 per Year in service fees. Toll Free: 888.456.6504 Tel: 905.477.7773

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

The Extra Foot

“Don’t talk the talk when you can walk the walk with the extra foot.” Box 78114, Heritage RPO Calgary, AB T2H 2Y1 Toll Free: 877.293.7688 Tel: 403.585.9234 Fax: 403.452.9288 buildings - all steel pre-engineered

Clutch Distribution Centre Inc. Specializing in all types of new and reman clutches, clutch components, new and used flywheel exchanges, and flywheel grinding. Pick up and delivery within the GTA available upon request. Fast and friendly service since 1986. Mention this ad for a discount. 30 Baywood Road, Unit 7 Toronto, ON M9V 3Z2 Tel: 416.745.9220 Atl. Tel: 416.742.0003 Fax: 416.745.7829

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

Emergency Road Services Corporation

ITR Canada Inc.

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


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.

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

A Canadian Company with Hundreds of satisfied Customers since 1978 both domestic and internationally. 299 Mill Road, Unit 1510 Etobicoke, ON M9C 4V9 Toll Free: 877.743.5888 Tel: 416.626.1794 Fax: 416.626.5512

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

Employment screening

People Tracks Inc.

Contrast Logistics Software

RATE-N-ROLL© is a family of costing and pricing products for the trucking and logistics industry. 451 Donegal St, Apt. 3 Peterborough, ON K9H 4L7 Tel: 705.977.2120

“Your preferred Employment Screening Firm. Confirming the facts, one step at a time.” 6102 - 6th Line Orton, ON L0N 1N0 Tel: 519.855.9405 factoring, finance & foreign exchange

DPF Cleaning

Accutrac Capital Solutions Inc.

DPF Cleaning Specialists

Cross Border Services

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

Computer Services & Software

compliance services

A-Z Technical Building Systems Inc.

Emergency Road Services



Fil-Mor Automotive & Clutch Products Ltd.

“Your Goals Are Our Priority.” 6760 Davand Drive, Unit 9 Mississauga, ON L5T 2L9 Toll Free: 800.661.0377 Tel: 905.670.3426 Fax: 905.670.3436

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

“Accutrac provides cash flow solutions structured specifically for the freight and trucking industry. We’ve made factoring easy to understand and affordable with one low cost, all in. Qualification is easy and funding is available same day.” 74 Mississaga Street East Orillia, ON L3V 1V5 Toll Free: 866.531.2615 Toll Free Fax: 866.531.2651

factoring, finance & foreign exchange

fuel additives & lubricants

insurance brokers

Prolab Technolub Inc.  

J D Factors

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

4531 Rue Industrielle Thetford Mines, QC G6H 2J1 Toll Free: 800.795.2777 Tel: 416.423.2777 Fax: 418.423.7619 fuel Economy Products


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

insurance brokers

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


“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


oil furnace sales & Service

De-On Supply Inc.

1595 Lobsinger Line, R. R. #1 Waterloo, ON N2J 4G8 Toll Free: 800.824.4115 Fax: 888.626.7843 ON-Board truck Scales


Liquid Capital Midwest Corp.

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

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

Fasteners, Fittings, Hose & Shop Maintenance

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


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

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

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



730 Permit Services

Blue Water West Ltd. Suppliers of Esso Fuel and Mobil Bryson & Associates Insurance Lubricants to all sizes of businesses “Serving the industrial and trucking Brokers Ltd. large or small, stationary or on the aftermarket since 1952.” Bryson Insurance & Financial go, on land or at sea. 7515 Kimbel Street Services Ltd. 3100 Underhill Avenue Mississauga, ON L5S 1A7 “For All Your Trucking Insurance Burnaby, BC V5A 3C6 Toll Free: 800.363.0639 Needs. Transportation Insurance, Tel: 604.420.4331 Tel: 416.750.4610 Fleet Safety Management Services, Fax: 604.420.4137 Other Tel: 905.405.1275 Bonds, Health, Drug, Dental, Life Fax: 905.505.0616 & Disability Insurance. Same Day Quotes up to 10 units.” GPS SYSTEMS ••• Toll Free: 800.661.5196 Fax: 905.426.4959 Multi-Line Fastener

F.B. Feeney Hardware

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


NOCO Lubricants LP “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



P. O. Box 51016, RPO Tyndall Park Winnipeg, MB R2X 3C6 Toll Free: 877.778.4440 Tel: 204.694.1777 Fax: 204.633.0133


Best Miles Ahead

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


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

1295 Carol Crescent Laval, QC H7W 1G3 Toll Free: 866.927.8294 Tel: 450.687.8294 Fax: 450.687.6963

Can-Clean Pressure Washers

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

6790 Davand Drive, Units 13 & 14 Mississauga, ON L5T 2G5 Toll Free: 888.568.8001 Tel: 905.568.4868 Fax: 905.565.8821


lubricants (synthetic)

Kärcher Canada Inc.

Dalton Timmis Insurance Group Dican Instruments Canada Inc.


C.U.T.C. Inc.

Pressure Washers

Supply Co. Ltd.

••• “Serving fastener needs for Industrial, Automotive & AC GLOBAL Systems Maintenance Trades.” AC Global Systems provides fleet 1100 Courtney Park Dr. E., Unit 5 owners the tools they need to get Mississauga, ON L5T 1L7 the maximum efficiency out of their HUB International Ontario Ltd. Tel: 905.677.5088 mobile assets. Using GPS fleet Transportation Insurance Fax: 905.677.4917 management our typical customer 33 Princess Street, Suite 501 Canadian Insurance Brokers Inc. saves 20% on their annual fuel Leamington, ON N8H 5C5 1 Eglinton Ave. East, Suite 415 costs. Toll Free: 800.463.4700 Toronto, ON M4P 3Z1 fuel additives & 2795 Highway Drive Tel: 519.326.9339 Tel: 416.486.0951 lubricants Trail, BC V1R 2T1 Fax: 519.326.0128 Fax: 416.489.5311 Toll Free: 877.364.2333, ext 14 Fax: 250.483.6493 ••• ••• Bennetts Power Service

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

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

Jones Deslauriers Insurance Management Inc. Transportation Insurance Broker/Advisor 2150 Islington Avenue Toronto, ON M9P 3V4 Toll Free: 877.232.9996 Tel: 416.521.6713 Fax: 416.259.7178

Sinwal Enterprises Inc 5656 Bell Harbour Drive Mississauga, ON L5M 5J3 Toll Free: 866.326.7645 Tel: 416.520.5527 Fax: 905.814.1802

Established in Canada in 1985, Kärcher Canada Inc. is a wholly owned subsiduary of Alfred Kärcher GmbH and Company a family owned business located in Winnenden, Germany. 6535 Millcreek Dr., Unit 67 Mississauga, ON L5N 2M2 Toll Free: 888.705.9444 Tel: 905.672.8233 Fax: 905.672.3155 May 2013   31


Corrosion Control Coatings Ltd.

“Exclusive Canadian distributor of Tectyl® industrial Rust Preventative Products.” 106 Colborne Street P.O. Box 1088 Walkerton, ON N0G 2V0 Toll Free: 800.934.7771 Fax: 800.563.8078


tire Pressure Monitoring Systems (TPMS)

towing services

HawksHead Systems Inc.

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

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



Krown Corporate

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

Cramaro Tarpaulin Systems

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


Load Covering Solutions Ltd.

“Keeping You Covered” 5499 Harvester Road Burlington, ON L7L 5V4 Toll Free: 800.465.8277 Tel: 905.335.2012 Fax: 905.335.8499

Gobbo Towing & Recovery Ltd. 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

A Towing Service Ltd.


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

Abrams Towing

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


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“Meeting Your Service Needs in Eastern Ontario with a Mobile Mechanic on staff to assist you while on the road.” P. O. Box 126 Trenton ON K8V 5R2 Toll Free: 800.551.6151 Tel: 613.394.4924 Fax: 613.394.2428

Tremcar Inc.

Canada’s largest cargo tank and tank-trailer manufacturer for the transportation of a large variety of dry and liquid products. 790 Montrichard Avenue St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, QC J2X 5G4 Toll Free: 800.363.2158 Tel: 450.347.7822 Fax: 450.347.8372 trailer Sales, leasing, rentals & service

Traffic Offences

Fort Garry Industries

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


••• MG Paralegal Professionals “Being off the road will cost you time & money. Fight your tickets and keep your driver’s abstract J P Towing Service & Storage Ltd clean. For free consultation contact We are a family run business us by phone or visit our website.“ offering services such as Battery 94 Indian Road Boost, Fuel Delivery and Winching Toronto, ON M6R 2V4 including Heavy, Flatbed, Float Tel: 416.201.1195 Towing and Light Duty. Available 24 Fax: 416.907.1683 hours a day, 7 days a week. 11 Glen Scarlett Road www.torontoparalegalprofessionals. Toronto, ON M6N 1P5 com Toll Free: 866.527.8225 trailer manufacturers Tel: 416.203.9300 Fax: 416.203.9303

K.B.W. Towing KBW Truck Transfer Service Heavy & Medium Towing, Flatbed Specialists. 1 Towns Road Etobicoke, ON M8Z 1A1 Toll Free: 866.616.6379 Tel: 416.255.4443 Fax: 416.252.2558

Transport Companies

Best Transfer

6 Winer Road, R.R. #3 Guelph, ONN1H 6H9 Tel: 519.767.5555 Toll Free: 800,862.1470 Fax: 519.767.5105


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

Titan Trailers

Action Automotive, Towing & Recovery

13029 – 8th Line Georgetown, ON L7G 4S4 Toll Free: 800.572.8952 Tel: 905.873.3339 Fax: 905.873.3088

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.mackenzie@stellarroadside. com


tire balancing

Counteract Balancing Beads

Stellar Roadside Assistance Ltd.

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

tire & wheel service & equipmenT

Hofmann Balancing Techniques Ltd.

trailer manufacturers [ tankers ]

85 Pondhollow Road Sudbury, ON P3E 6C1

towing services

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

towing services

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

GTA Trailer Rentals Inc.

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

Carmen Transportation Group

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



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

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



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 Transport Companies



International Truckload Services Inc.

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


Bedard Tankers Inc.

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

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

Atlantis Transportation Services Inc.

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

Star Van Systems

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

Transport Companies

Transportation Training

Transportation Training

Transportation Training

Transportation Training

Commercial Heavy Equipment Training

Greater Ottawa Truck Training

Ontario Truck Driving School (London)

Safety Truck Training School Ltd

truck delivery

The Rosdale Group 6845 Invader Crescent Mississauga, ON L5T 2B7 Toll Free: 877.588.0057 Tel: 905.670.0057 Fax: 905.696.4630 Truck Storage Rentals

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

Crossroads Training Academy Contact: Read Conley or Diane Austin 49 Truman Road Barrie, ON L4N 8Y7 Toll Free: 866.446.0057 Barry Humphrey Enterprises Ltd. Tel: 705.719.2419 Truck, tractor and trailer storage Fax: 705.719.2438 with 14 acres of metal fencing and asphalt base. (3 minutes to the Linc diane@crossroadstrainingacademy. com or & Red Hill Expressway). 721 Mud Street East Stoney Creek, ON Crossroads Training Academy Tel: 416.801.3142 Contact: Robert Barclay Fax: 905.643.8256 888 Wallbridge Loyalist Road C.R.S. Bldg Transportation Training

Belleville, ON K8N 4Z5 Toll Free: 888.282.6605 Tel: 613.771.1495 Fax: 613.771.1495

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

Crossroads Training Academy

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@


Kee Training Academy “Your Goals Are Our Priority.” 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

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

Crossroads Truck Training Academy

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

Danbro Truck Training

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

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

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

Jay’s Professional Truck Training Centre

Contact: Jay or Chandrika 589 Middlefield Road, Unit 11 Scarborough, ON M1V 4Y6 Tel: 416.299.9638 Fax: 416.609.9814

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

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

Modern Training Ontario

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

Northern Academy of Transportation Training

Contact: Kevin Pattison 25 Vagnini Court, Lively, ON P3Y 1K8 Toll Free: 800.719.9334 Tel: 705.692.9222 Fax: 705.692.9256

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

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

Contact: Admissions Officer Forklift & Heavy Equipment Training Available 427 Exeter Road London, ON N6E 2Z3 Toll Free: 800.263.4777 Tel: 519.858.9338 Fax: 519.858.0920

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

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

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

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

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

Contact: Yogan Sockalingam 4 Wilkinson Road, 2nd Floor Brampton, ON L6T 4M3 Tel: 905.793.9546 Fax: 905.793.6426

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

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


Valley Driver Training

Compass Vehicle Delivery Inc.

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

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

Truck & Trailer Repairs


Fort Garry Industries Brake specialists, installations, safeties and a whole lot more.


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

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 truck equipment


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

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


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

Acadian Driveaway

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

“Diesel Performance Specialists” 1850 Gage Court Mississauga, ON L5S 1S2 Toll Free: 800.267.4740 Tel: 905.795.2838 Fax: 905.678.3030 May 2013   33

truck Exhaust Sales & Service

truck parts & supplies


The Truck Exhaust Place

Since 1982 we have been a one stop exhaust shop for the trucking industry as well as the heavy duty exhaust needs of industrial, farming, manufacturers and mining industry. We have been helping fleets, owner-operators, brokers, truck repair facilities, municipalities and manufactures get their equipment up and running and their trucks back on the road with minimal down time. 1365 Bonhill Road Mississauga, ON L6T 1M1 Toll Free: 800.385.8801 Tel: 905.670.0100 Fax: 905.670.8128 truck lighting & accessories

Grote Industries Co.

grande prairie

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


Fort Garry Industries

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

red deer


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


Fort Garry Industries

16230-118th Avenue NW Edmonton, AB T5V 1C6 Toll Free: 800.663.9366 Tel: 780.447.4422 Fax: 780.447.3289 34    May 2013




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

Manitoba Alberta

truck parts & supplies


Fort Garry Industries

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

Fort Garry Industries

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


Levy Steering Centre Ltd.

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

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


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

truck sales, leasing, parts & service

Shield Truck Accessories P. O. Box 281 Aylmer, ON N5H 2R9 Toll Free: 866.617.0201 Tel: 519.765.2828 Fax: 519.765.2821

Truck tire sales & service

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 Saskatchewan

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



Morgan’s Diesel Truck Parts & Service Inc.

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

1248 McAdoo’s Lane, R. R. #1 Glenburnie, ON K0H 1S0 Toll Free: 800.267.0633 Tel: 613.546.0431 Fax: 613.546.4206

Fort Garry Industries

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 truck transmissions, differentials & pto’s

Diesel Truck Parts Inc.



Canada-Wide Parts Distributors Ltd

Canada’s Leading Supplier of Powertrain Components. 1261A Shawson Drive Mississauga, ON L4W 1C4 Toll Free: 877.564.3116 Tel: 905.564.3116 Fax: 905.564.3119


Domar Transmission Ltd. 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

GTA Pressure Cleaning & Restoration “We work best under pressure!” 6755 Columbus Road, Unit 1 Mississauga, ON L5T 2G9 Tel: 647.444.3384 truck Wash Systems

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

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: 633.933.1700 Fax: 905.689.3381

truck sales, leasing, parts & service


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

truck Wash Facilities

Surgenor Truck Centre

Eastern Ontario / Western Quebec’s largest group of independent truck dealerships, has built a reputation as durable as the brands that we sell and lease. The Surgenor Truck Group includes two Truck Centres, one in Ottawa, and one in Kingston, as well as five service affiliates (Brockville, Pembroke, Gatineau, and two in Cornwall) providing regularly scheduled maintenance as well as on-call 24/7 for roadside assistance, and parts delivery. 261 Binnington Court Kingston, ON K7M 9H2 Toll Free: 877.548.1101 Tel: 613.548.1100 Fax: 613.548.4990


Fort Garry Industries

truck transmissions, differentials & pto’s


Fort Garry Industries

230 Travail Road Markham, ON L3S 3J1 Toll Free: 800.268.5612 Tel: 905.209.9744 Fax: 905.209.9757 Toll Free Fax: 800.267.9024

Discount Truck Parts Ltd.

truck parts & supplies

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

JOST International

Preferred Platinum Partners Position Extended


rand Haven, Michigan - JOST International (www. has extended their Preferred Platinum Partners position with Murphy-Hoffman Company (MHC) through 2015. JOST was a charter member of the Preferred Partner Program when it was established by MHC more than twelve years ago and they have maintained the relationship uninterrupted since that time. Rich Carroll, Vice President of Sales and Marketing commented about the importance of the program to JOST. “From the very beginning, we have seen tremendous value to our business from the association with the MHC Preferred Partner Program.  It has helped us establish our brand in

North America and we appreciate the benefits the program extends to the vendors who participate. We will certainly continue to take advantage of this opportunity.” M i k e B o z z o l i , Vi c e President of Operations - Parts, Service and Body Shop for MHC added, “Vendors who support our Preferred Partner program, like JOST, provide additional marketing, customer and technical support to our expanding network of dealerships to enable MHC to provide superior and knowledgeable customer service. JOST International (www.jostinternational. com) is a global manufacturer of fifth wheels, landing gear and kingpins. For more information call 800.253.5105.


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A & A Truck Exhaust. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Accutrac Capital Solutions Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Airtab. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Atlantic Truck Show. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Atlantis Transportation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Ayr Motor Express. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54


B. Andrews Truck Service Centre Ltd.. . . . . . . . . Benson Tire. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bennett’s Power Service Products . . . . . . . . . . . Best Transfer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bison Transport. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Blue Water West Agencies. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brian Kurtz Trucking Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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C & R Transmissions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Ontario Trucking News Canada-Wide Parts Distributors Ltd . . . . . . . . 36,54 Ontario & Eastern Trucking News C.U.T.C. Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 City View Bus Sales & Service Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . . 25 Ontario Trucking News


Day and Ross Transportation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Dican Instruments. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Ontario & Eastern Trucking News Discount Truck Parts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Western Trucking News


E.T. Transport. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Ontario Trucking News Emergency Road Services Corporation. . . . . . . . . 1 Eastern & Western Trucking News


G.A.P. Big Rig Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 GTA Pressure Cleaning & Restoration Ltd. . . . . . 14 Ontario Trucking News Gorski Bulk Transport . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Ontario Trucking News


Hotsy Pressure Washers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Western Trucking News


International Truckload Services Inc. . . . . . . . . . 56 Ontario Trucking News


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


Kärcher Canada Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Kindersley Transportation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Ontario & Western Trucking News Kleysen Group. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58


Laidlaw Carriers Van LP. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Eastern Trucking News Landstar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Ontario & Eastern Trucking News Levy Steering. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Liquid Capital Midwest Corp.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Ontario Trucking News Lou’s Metal Polish. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4


Maitland Transportation Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 Ontario Trucking News


Norm McWaters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28


Ontario Truck Driving Championships. . . . . . . . . 52


Precision Specialized Division Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . 57 Ontario Trucking News Prolab Technolub Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1, 14


Riviera Finance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Ontario Trucking News Road Today Truck Show. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Rumanek & Company Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Ontario Trucking News


Services Trans-West Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Ontario Trucking News Shell Canada Lubricants. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Sirius XM Canada Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Star Van Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Ontario Trucking News


Texis Truck Exhaust. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1, 24 Tiger Tool Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 The Fuel Lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 The Rosedale Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 TMTC Trade Show. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Traction Truck Parts & TruckPro . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 TransX. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47,60 Tremcar Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Tunit & Bully Dog. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 TVM Limited . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51

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


Wilson Instruments. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Ontario Trucking News

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Air Conditioning Sales & Service Wilson Instruments. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Bankruptcies & Debt Consolidation Rumanek & Company Ltd... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Diesel Performance Products Tunit & Bully Dog. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 DPF Sales & Service City View Bus Sales & Service Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . . 25 Driver Wanted (Special one-time delivery) Norm McWaters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Emergency Road Services Emergency Road Services Corporation. . . . . . . . . 1 Employment Opportunities Atlantis Transportation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Ayr Motor Express. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Best Transfer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Bison Transport. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Brian Kurtz Trucking Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Day and Ross Transportation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 E.T. Transport. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Gorski Bulk Transport . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 International Truckload Services Inc. . . . . . . . . . 56 Kindersley Transportation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Kleysen Group. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Laidlaw Carriers Van LP. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Landstar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Maitland Transportation Systems. . . . . . . . . . . . 56 Precision Specialized Division Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . 57 Services Trans-West Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Star Van Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 The Rosedale Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 TransX. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47,60 Factoring & Finance Accutrac Capital Solutions Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 JD Factors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Liquid Capital Midwest Corp.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Riviera Finance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Fuels Blue Water West Agencies. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Fuel Saving Products Airtab. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 G.A.P. Big Rig Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Fuel Treatment Products Bennett’s Power Service Products . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Prolab Technolub Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,14 GPS Systems Dican Instruments. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Lubricants Shell Canada. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Metal Polish Products Lou’s Metal Polish. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Permits & Waivers C.U.T.C. Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Pressure Washers Hotsy Pressure Washers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Kärcher Canada Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Satellite Radio Sirius XM Canada Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Steering & Clutch Products Levy Steering. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Tanker Manufacturing, Sales & Service Tremcar Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Theft Prevention Products The Fuel Lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Tire Sales & Service Benson Tire. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Tools Tiger Tool Inc .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Trade Shows Atlantic Truck Show. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Ontario Truck Driving Championships. . . . . . . . . 52 Road Today Truck Show. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 TMTC Trade Show. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Truck Exhaust A & A Truck Exhaust. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Texis Truck Exhaust. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,24 Truck Parts & Accessories Canada-Wide Parts Distributors Ltd . . . . . . . . 36,54 Discount Truck Parts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Traction Truck Parts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Truck Repairs B. Andrews Truck Service Centre Ltd.. . . . . . . . . 18 TruckPro . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Truck Transmissions C & R Transmissions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Truck Washing Facilities GTA Pressure Cleaning & Restoration Ltd.. . . . . . 14 Weigh Scales (On Board) Vulcan On-Board Scales. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

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Maritime Report

New Brunswick Community College Launches Truck Training Program By George Fullerton


arly in April, the Collège communautaire du Nouveau-Brunswick (CCNB) launched a pilot project in St. Quentin to train truck drivers, specifically to address a critical driver shortage witnessed by forest industries in the northern part of the province. The twelve week program will provide students with training certification and a Class 1 driver’s license. St. Quentin is a hub of forestry manufacturing and transportation in northwestern New Brunswick. While the Francophone community college headquartered in Edmundston is leading the project, they have engaged personnel at their Grand Falls satellite campus to manage the logistics. The pilot has also gained the support of New Brunswick’s Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour Department, and has partnered with the Centre de formation en Transport de Charlesbourg (CFTC) to launch this effort. CCNB also engaged in talks with APTA (Atlantic

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Provinces Trucking Association) to review truck driver training needs, availability, and the requisite attributes necessary for a successful driver training course. While the trucking industry, generally, is happy to meet and interview new recruits graduating from commercial driving schools, the forestry industries in northern New Brunswick have an added challenge since the largely rural region, with a predominantly French speaking population, lacks a commercial truck driver training school to train students in the French language. Josée Rioux-Walker, Department Head at the Grand Falls Campus, said that the school had undertaken a study after consultation with a number of forest industries to understand the immediate need for truck driver training. With a clearly demonstrated need for French language training, CCNB began looking for training expertise which led them to Centre de formation en Transport de Charlesbourg, a Quebec based driver training

school which has successfully and enthusiastically integrated simulators into their training curriculum. Centre de formation en Transport de Charlesbourg will provide one of their driving simulators, as well as instructors for classroom theory instruction, simulator training and on the road training. The training course will also provide trailer mounted log loader operation and training. Josée explained that simulator training allows students to gain primary driving skills including shifting, turning and backing up in less stressful (and less expensive) circumstances compared to a truck cab. Students will be led through a series of increasingly difficult lessons in their simulator sessions. Each student accumulating training time and skill development levels, and difficulties, will be evaluated by the instructor on a daily basis, and when needed, be provided individual tutorial support to help resolve identified difficulties. After achieving a level of success on the simulator,

students will advance to in-cab training with instructors. CFTC uses the Virage VS600M truck driving simulator which is constructed with conventional truck components and delivers a high degree of realism for the student. The unit comes with high quality graphics and 3D sound and high-fidelity motion for a realistic virtual driving experience. The simulator is adaptable enough to represent a range of truck models, instrumentation panels, performance modules, transmissions and engines. Manual shifters provide realistic force feedback and vibrations.

Josée said the college was overwhelmed with applications for the twelve seats in the pilot course, adding that her department continues to receive calls from people looking for driver training opportunities. CCNB conducted a comprehensive screening process to select the limited number of candidates. The age of students ranges from 21 to 52 years of age and includes one female student. Josée also added that several students have already been offered employment upon completion of their training. Since CCNB lacks any campus facilities in St. Quentin they were fortunate to make an agreement with the local High School, Polyvalente Alexandre-J.Savoie, for an available classroom. In addition to attracting attention from potential students, the program has also gained a lot of attention from the forestry and trucking industries. “Just recently, I received a call from a trucking contractor who was very interested in the training project. At the end of our conversation he pointed out that while spring load restrictions were on his equipment was parked, but if the project required a tractor-trailer unit for training he could provide one for a limited period of time. It is very encouraging to see that level of interest and support from the industry”, continued Josée. Remarking on the reac-

tion of a young female student who became deeply engaged with the announcement of the pilot project, Josée said the young lady had a general interest in considering commercial truck driving for a career. She wanted to try the simulator to see if she had the potential to become a truck driver. “Unless you have a close relative working in the transportation industry that is willing to give a learner the initial exposure to trucks and commercial driving, it is exceedingly difficult to gain even a rudimentary understanding of what is involved in a career in truck driving. Certainly, driving in the forestry industry includes challenges that are unique” said Josée. She went on to explain that francophone students need to gain a clear and definite understanding of work demands as equipment at the CFTC is expensive and tuition costs and related expenses can run as high as $12,000 or more. CCNB offers more than 95 technical and vocational training programs on five campuses. In 2011-2012, the college accepted more than 8,000 students in its regular and continuing education programs, and achieved student placement rates of 85 per cent following graduation. CCNB paints itself as an entrepreneurial and innovative college, with an added focus on applied research and innovation.


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Section Française

Le Gouvernement Du Canada Se Réjouit De La Signature Du Permis Présidentiel Pour Le Passage Frontalier International De La Rivière Detroit


ttawa, Ontario - L’ h o n o r a b l e Lisa Raitt, ministre du Travail et députée de Halton, au nom de l’honorable Denis Lebel, ministre des Transports, de l’Infrastructure et des Collectivités, ministre de l’Agence de développement économique du Canada pour les régions du Québec et ministre des Affaires intergouvernementales, s’est dit heureuse de la signature du permis présidentiel pour le passage frontalier international de

la rivière Detroit, le nouveau passage frontalier commercial international. Ce permis est exigé aux États-Unis pour permettre la construction du nouveau pont de propriété publique reliant Windsor, en Ontario, à Detroit, au Michigan. « Le Canada et les ÉtatsUnis sont l’un pour l’autre le partenaire commercial le plus important. L’obtention du permis présidentiel représente une étape importante vers la construction du

nouveau pont qui sera nécessaire pour répondre à l’augmentation des échanges commerciaux et de la circulation au poste frontalier commercial canado-américain le plus achalandé par lequel plus de 8 000 camions transitent quotidiennement  », a dit la ministre Raitt. «  Ce projet créera des milliers d’emplois et d’occasions d’affaires des deux côtés de la frontière tout au long des travaux de construction et pendant des années par la suite. »

Le passage constitue l’une des principales priorités du Canada en matière d’infrastructure. En plus du nouveau pont à six voies, le projet prévoit l’aménagement d’esplanades d’inspection ultramodernes et la construction d’un échangeur avec la route Interstate-75 au Michigan. Maintenant que le permis présidentiel est signé, le projet peut passer aux prochaines étapes qui comprendront notamment l’acquisition de pro-

priétés aux États Unis, le déplacement de services publics, le défrichage et la précision du design en vue du processus d’approvisionnement au terme duquel un partenaire du secteur privé sera choisi pour concevoir, financer, construire, exploiter et entretenir le nouveau passage frontalier. En juin 2012, le premier ministre Stephen  Harper et le gouverneur du Michigan, M. Rick Snyder, ont annoncé la signature d’un accord au sujet du pas-

sage. Cet accord précise que le Canada sera responsable de la construction, du financement et de l’exploitation du nouveau passage. Le nouveau passage constitue aussi un élément clé de la porte d’entrée et du corridor commercial continental. Il renforce l’engagement du Canada de veiller à la sécurité et à l’efficacité du poste frontalier qui facilitera le déplacement des personnes et des marchandises.

d’études géotechniques en vue de la construction du nouveau pont pour le Saint-Laurent. « La construction du nouveau pont pour le SaintLaurent demeure une priorité. Ces informations sont clés pour assurer la conception et la construction d’infrastructures résistantes et durables », a dit le ministre Lebel. La demande de propositions vise plus particulièrement la réalisation

des services techniques suivants : forages dans les sols et dans le roc; investigations portant sur la qualité et les propriétés des matériaux aux approches du nouveau pont et le long des chaussées existantes; essais en laboratoire sur des échantillons prélevés sur le site pour évaluer les propriétés mécaniques du roc et des sols de même que pour déterminer la qualité environnementale des sols, des sédiments et

de l’eau souterraine; certaines investigations géophysiques afin d’identifier des particularités géologiques; et autres services de laboratoire variés. Ces informations serviront à nourrir les prochaines étapes de développement et de planification du projet et serviront également comme intrants importants pour la conception définitive du nouveau pont pour le Saint-Laurent.

La demande de propositions, sous la gestion de Travaux publics et Services gouvernementaux Canada, est affichée sur MERX, le service électronique d’appels d’offres du gouvernement (www.merx. com). L’attribution du contrat devrait être annoncée à la fin juin 2013. Le 5 octobre 2011, le ministre Lebel a annoncé que le gouvernement du Canada procéderait à la construction d’une nouvelle

infrastructure pour remplacer le pont Champlain, l’un des ponts les plus achalandés au Canada. Le pont Champlain, où transitent chaque année des marchandises internationales d’une valeur d’environ 20 milliards de dollars, est un corridor crucial pour l’économie régionale et pour celle du Canada tout entier. Le projet répond également aux objectifs des stratégies des portes d’entrée du Canada.

ainsi que son installation d’exportation de renommée mondiale et les avantages concurrentiels qu’elle offre. « Afin de favoriser la création d’emplois, la croissance économique et la prospérité partout au Canada, notre gouvernement est déterminé à investir dans des projets qui aideront les exportateurs canadiens à atteindre les nouveaux marchés en croissance rapide dans toute la région de l’AsiePacifique  », a déclaré le

ministre Fast. Le gouvernement Harper s’engage à investir une importante somme d’argent, c’est-à-dire jusqu’à 10 millions de dollars, dans ce projet d’échangeur. Le remplacement d’un passage à niveau par un échangeur réduira les effets de la congestion routière sur l’environnement et répondra aux besoins actuels et futurs en matière de transport. Le corridor de la route 91 est un élément clé du grand réseau rout-

ier du Lower Mainland et un corridor commercial d’envergure directement lié au commerce entre l’Asie et le Pacifique. Le coût total de ce projet est estimé à 30 millions de dollars. Le gouvernement du Canada y consacrera jusqu’à 10  millions dans le cadre du Fonds d’infrastructure de transport de l’IPCAP, celui de la Colombie-Britannique y versera également 10  millions, et les autres 10  millions proviendront de contributions locales.

L e s i nv e s t i s s e m e n t s dans l’IPCAP ont fait du Canada la « porte d’entrée  » de choix entre l’Asie et l’Amérique du Nord, et cette initiative est un des éléments clés du programme de promotion du commerce du gouvernement Harper, qui vise à ouvrir de nouveaux marchés afin d’accroître les exportations canadiennes, de créer des emplois et de favoriser la prospérité. De fait, les ports de la côte Ouest du Canada

permettent aux navires de se rendre aux marchés asiatiques au moins deux jours plus tôt que les autres ports d’Amérique du Nord. À ce jour, le gouvernement fédéral a investi dans des projets d’infrastructure évalués à plus de 3,5 milliards de dollars. L’investissement du gouvernement fédéral est de 1,4  milliard de dollars dans le cadre de partenariats avec les quatre provinces de l’Ouest, des municipalités et le secteur privé.

V Le Ministre Lebel Annonce Une Demande De Propositions Concernant Le Nouveau Pont Pour Le Saint-Laurent


ttawa, Ontario - L’ h o n o r a b l e Denis Lebel, ministre des Transports, de l’Infrastructure et des Collectivités, ministre de l’Agence de développement économique du Canada pour les régions du Québec et ministre des Affaires intergouvernementales, a annoncé que le gouvernement du Canada a lancé une demande de propositions pour des services de laboratoire et

V Le Gouvernement Harper Annonce Un Nouveau Projet Le Long De La Route 91 En Colombie-Britannique


ttawa, Ontario - L’ h o n o r a b l e Ed Fast, ministre du Commerce international et ministre de la porte d’entrée de l’AsieP a c i f i q u e, a a n n o n c é un financement pour le projet d’aménagement d’un échangeur sur la route 91 à la hauteur de la 72nd  Avenue à Delta, en Colombie-Britannique. Ce projet permettra de mettre encore plus en valeur l’Initiative de la Porte et du Corridor de l’Asie-Pacifique (IPCAP)

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Section Française

Systèmes et Produits Freins

Les Manufacturiers De Freins Proposent Une Gamme De Choix


omme la plupart de pièces et de composants pour camions de nos jours, les opérateurs ont le luxe de choisir des produits de freins de chez les fournisseurs OEM et d’une vaste gamme de fournisseurs de produits d’aprèsmarché. Ceux-ci incluent des pièces nouvelles et remanufacturées offertes par tout le monde, depuis des compagnies domestiques jusqu’aux entreprises d’outre-mer. Pourtant, un large choix de produits peut présenter des difficultés. Des pièces remanufacturées à escompte sont tentantes d’un point de vue de coût mais beaucoup des gens dans l’industrie conseillent de ne pas choisir les alternatifs moins chers en expliquant que des économies initiales finiront par coûter plus cher à la longue à cause d’une usure prématurée et une performance compromise. L’achat de mâchoires de freins neuves réduit le risque associé avec les alternatifs remanufacturiés qui, d’un côté peuvent adhérer aux normes, mais de l’autre côté peuvent ne pas se montrer à la hauteur des originaux. En évaluant la qualité des freins remanufacturées, un représentant de l’industrie s’est exprimé ainsi, « Des fois on a de la chance, et on tombe sur un produit valable, mais souvent on ne trouve qu’un déchet et ces mâchoires ne vous apporteront que des ennuis. » Néanmoins, certains manufacturiers assurent les clients que l’emploi de machines, de manufacture et de montage précis garantit que les freins remanufacturées conforment aux spécifications des OEM et fournissent des garantis en appui. Mark Weber, Directeur de Ventes de Canadian Warehouse chez Haldex, un manufacturier et fournisseur de systèmes de freins et de suspensions et considéré

une des trois compagnies qui construisent des systèmes de freins complets pour camions et pour remorques. (Les deux autres sont Meritor WABCO et Bendix.) Haldex a sept usines aux États-Unis qui ne produisent que des produits remanufacturées. Weber confirme que les mâchoires de frein remanufacturées, tout comme des pneus rechapés, sont des alternatifs valables, si le processus de reconstruction utilisé est valable et les mâchoires elle-mêmes sont solides, des principes renforcés énergiquement par Haldex. « Le processus exigent des normes élevées et Haldex refuse de remanufacturer des mâchoires compromises. » a-t-il dit. Aussi bonnes que les mâchoires de frein remanufacturées puissent être, elles ajoutent une autre étape aux opérations, car il faut quelqu’un pour les ramasser et on a besoin d’espace additionnelle pour l’entreposage. Les produits après-marché peuvent avoir une performance non moins bonne que ceux des marques OEM mais encore ici on conseille la prudence dans les recherches de l’histoire et de la performance du produit. Certaines compagnies moins connues offrent des produits qui conforment aux normes exiguës par l’industrie mais révèlent des problèmes quand on les compare aux compagnies plus établies qui montrent une réputation solide dans le marché OEM. Les nouveaux venus restent souvent dans le secteur après-marché en dépit de la qualité de leurs produits et de leurs efforts. A l’autre bout de l’éventail de qualité, les produits après-marché domestiques et d’outremer arrivent à inonder les réseaux de distribution tout en bénéficiant de l’immunité des contrôles

régulatoires. Les produits après-marché ne sont pas tenus à arriver aux critères qui gouvernent les normes rigoureuses auxquelles les Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) doivent infailliblement conformer. Alors le défi pour les opérateurs se trouve dans la difficulté

de discerner la qualité avant l’achat, puisqu’ on ne peut juger la vraie valeur du produit, souvent déguisée sous certaines caractéristiques superficielles, qu’au moment de l’installation de celui-ci. Mark Weber encourage une deuxième évaluation du produit avant la sélection. «  Il y a beaucoup de produits qui se ressemblent sur marché actuel. C’est pourquoi les flottes devraient se demander si ces produits seront de la qualité nécessaire pour fournir une sécurité et une performance optimale. Malheureusement, c’est une question de temps si un produit sans marque peut arriver à la hauteur des espérances. » Weber dit que beaucoup de transporteurs font des investissements lourds dans la sélection d’un système de freins avec une expérience confirmée dans la sécurité et la performance. Jusqu’à aujourd’hui, les manufacturiers de camions sont en train d’assurer que les camions classe 8 conforment aux distances d’arrêt exigées par le National Highway Traffic Safety Association (NHTSA). Quand les nou-

veaux règlements seront en vigueur pour toutes les configurations cet été, un camion et une remorque qui voyagent à une vitesse de 100 km doivent pouvoir s’arrêter complètement à moins de 250 pieds. Les anciens réglements n’exigeaient qu’une distance

d’arrêt de 355 pieds. Ces changements représentent une réduction de 30 %. Les nouvelles normes exigent des modifications aux freins qui augmenteront la force des freins. Pour conformer à ces nouvelles normes, les manufacturiers de freins agrandissent les tambours de freins. Les freins d’arrière avec une dimension de 16.5 par 7 pouces, auront une largeur de 7 à 8.5/8 pouces. Une façon d’augmenter la force nécessaire pour conformer aux nouveaux règlements est de prévoir des tambours, des mâchoires et d’autres d’une taille plus grande. Une autre solution est l’adoption des freins à disque, solution que Mark Weber de Haldex trouve que les flottes sont en train de considérer comme alternatifs aux freins à tambour, une préférence favorisée traditionnellement par l’industrie. Les freins à disques ont toujours été un pivot du marché européen ou la plupart des manufacturiers mettent des freins à disque à tous les essieux. Par contre, l’industrie nordaméricaine a tardé à les

adopter. On doit dire que ceci est surprenant comme pratique quand on considère que les disques ont la réputation de durer plus longtemps que les tambours et sont connues pour leur performance supérieure, et par extension, leur sécurité. Pourtant, dans une industrie caractérisée par des marges de profits exiguës, le prix est le plus grand désavantage. Scott Deslippe, Directeur de Ventes chez EBI Canada, a dit le suivant au sujet de sa compagnie et les freins à disque. « Nos Xtreme Brake Shoes offre le meilleur contact mâchoires aux tambours sur le marché, fournissant une performance sans pareil et une usure sur les garnitures de freins et les tambours. Avec les mâchoires en acier inoxydable, nos pouvons aussi garantir que nos garnitures ne craqueront pas à cause de la rouille et la corrosion. Ajoutez à ceci notre Xtreme Dust Cover, la seule couverture sur le marché qui donne une protection de mâchoires et de tambours durable et facile à enlever. » Deslippe a donné un résumé des avantages et des coûts des freins à disque. «  Les freins à disque devient plus populaires, surtout sur les nouveaux véhicules. Les clients qui sont sur la route tout le temps les préfèrent. Les problèmes commencent quand les véhicules restent hors de route ou quand ils sont hors de service longtemps, une situation qui arrive plutôt aux remorques. A ce momentlà, ils ont besoin beaucoup d’argent et de temps pour des réparations, » a-t-il expliqué. Pourtant, certaines flottes restent convaincues que le rendement sur la vie de l’équipement compense le coût initial. Que vous utilisez les tambours ou les disques, c’est l’entretien qui est critique. Pendant la se-

maine de la sécurité de freins de l’année dernière, le Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) a annoncé que trente pour cent des véhicules inspectés en 2011 ont été placés hors de service à cause d’infractions dues aux freins. Il faut dire qu’au moins, un entretien de freins fautif peut causer une usure inégale et accélère le coût des réparations. Dans le pire des cas, un système de freins fautif peut causer une collision. Une plainte commune des spécialistes de freins est qu’il y a un manque de règlements de la quantité d’air à mettre dans les tuyaux des freins. Un conducteur, par exemple, peut y mettre 60 livres de pression une fois et 90 livres une autre, ce qui produit une usure inégale de mâchoires et de pneus. Une autre plainte est la tendance à vérifier la quantité d’air dans chaque chambre de freins en essayant d’entendre des fuites d’air dans une ambiance bruyante. En l’absence d’outils fiables pour mesurer l’air, la mesure de la perte de l’air est difficile et risque de provoquer un échec de freins. Scott Deslippe de chez EBI donne le conseil suivant. « La meilleure pratique est le graissage régulier des composants de freins et des vérifications régulières de l’usure pour s’assurer qu’il n’y a pas de sur-usure des composants. Si vous remplacez vos garnitures de freins quand c’est indiqué, souvent vous pouvez réutiliser un tambour par exemple. Si vous laissez ces mâchoires s’user au delà de la limite, vous êtes sur d’être obligé de remplacer le tambour aussi. » Au moment que les nouvelles distances d’arrêt seront de vigueur, la vérification et la réparation deviendront plus critique en attendant des inspections plus fréquentes.


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


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


Flying J Travel Plaza 11511 – 40th Street SE, Calgary, AB T2H 1L4 Tel: 403.720.0904 Fax: 403.720.4937 8 Diesel Lanes, Parking for 130, Showers (9), CAT Scales, TripPak. Hot food available. Denny’s.

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

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

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), CATScales.

Drayton Valley

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


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), CAT Scale.


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

Fort McMurray

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

Grande Prairie

Flying J Cardlock 9212 – 108th Street, Grande Prairie, AB T8V 4C9 Tel: 780.532.2378 40    May 2013

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


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

High Level

Flying J Travel Plaza 10529 – 96th Street, High Level, AB T0H 1Z0 Tel: 780.926.2066 Parking for 25. Hot food available.


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


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


Flying J Cardlock

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

Sherwood Park

Flying J Travel Plaza 50 Pembina Road, Sherwood Park, AB T8H 2G9 Tel: 780.416.2035 Fax: 780.416.2084 8 Diesel Lanes, Parking for 140, Showers (9), Denny’s/Pepperoni’s, CAT Scales, TripPak & Bulk Diesel.


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


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

Annacis Island

Flying J Travel Plaza


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

Flying J Dealer


2810 – 21st Avenue, Nanton, AB T0L 1R0 Tel: 403.646.3181 Fax: 403.646.2872 3 Diesel Lanes, Parking for 130, Showers (3), Humpty’s Restaurant and Papa Johns, CAT Scale.

Flying J Travel Plaza

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


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, Hot Food available.

Red Deer x

Flying J Travel Plaza 6607 – 67th Street, Red Deer, AB T4P 1A4 Tel: 403.346.2842 Fax: 403.346.2852 5 Diesel Lanes, Parking for 26, Showers (4), Pizza and other hot food available.


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

7970 Lickman Rd., Chilliwack, BC V2R 1A9 Tel: 604.795.7265 Parking for 20, Showers (4) and hot food available.


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


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

Dawson Creek

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

Fort St. John

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

British Columbia


Flying J Dealer

Ontario, Eastern


Flying J Travel Plaza

63100 Flood Hope Road Hope, BC V0X 1L2 Tel: 604.886.6815 Fax: 604.886.6821 8 Diesel Lanes, Parking for 50 Showers (4), CAT Scales, Subway and other hot food available.

20382 Old Highway #2, Lancaster, ON K0C 1N0 Tel: 613.347.2221 Fax: 613.347.1970 11 Diesel Lanes, Parking for 110, Showers (9), Denny’s, CAT Scales, Bulk Diesel.

Flying J Dealer

Ontario, Northern


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


Flying J Cardlock

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

New Westminster

Flying J Cardlock

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

Prince George

Flying J Travel Plaza

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


Flying J Cardlock

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


Flying J Travel Plaza

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 & Bulk Diesel.

Portage La Prairie

Flying J Travel Plaza

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


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

Flying J Cardlock

131 Warman Road & Hwy. #59, Winnipeg, MB R2J 3R3 Tel: 204.231.5485 Ontario, Eastern


Flying J Travel Plaza

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


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) and hot food available.

Sault Ste. Marie

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


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


Flying J Cardlock 17 Duhamel Road, Sudbury, ON P3E 4N1 Tel: 705.692.5447 Ontario, Western


Flying J Travel Plaza 2492 Cedar Creek Road Ayr, ON N0B 1E0 Tel: 519.624.9578 Fax: 519.624.2587 Parking for 30, showers (4), Papa Joe’s & Hot Kettle, CAT Scales.


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


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 230, Showers (15), Denny’s/Pizza, CAT Scales, TripPak, Bulk Diesel.


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


Flying J Cardlock 2000 Clements Road, Pickering, ON L1W 4A1 Tel: 905.428.9700 Fax: 905.428.9633 5 Diesel Lanes, Parking for 50, Showers (7).

Ontario, Western


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. Québec


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


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


Flying J Travel Plaza 1 Rang St. Andre, Napierville, QC J0J 1L0 Tel: 450.245.3539 5 Diesel Lanes, Parking for 10, Showers (1) & hot food available.

Ste. Helene

Flying J Travel Plaza 569 rue Principale, Ste. Helene, QC J0H 1M0 Tel: 450.791.2232 Fax: 450.791.2495 6 Diesel Lanes, Parking for 10 Showers (4) and hot food available. Saskatchewan

Moose Jaw

Flying J Travel Plaza 370 North Service Rd. Hwy #1, Moose Jaw, SK S6H 4N9 Tel: 306.693.5858 6 Diesel Lanes, Parking for 20, Showers (4), Bulk Diesel & hot food available.


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


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


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

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


British Columbia


New Brunswick






Cougar Fuels Ltd.

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

RoadKing Travel Centre Strathcona Inc.

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

Jepson Petroleum Ltd.

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


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

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

Strathmore Husky Travel Centre

436 Ridge Road Strathmore, AB T1P 1B5 Dogwood Valley Husky Services Tel: 403.934.3522 27051 Baker Road Fax: 403.934.3555 Hope, BC V0X 1L3 Email: hk7969@popmail. Tel: 604.869.9443 Web: Open 24 hours, 7 days, restaurant, cardlock, ATM, convenience store, showers. British Columbia



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

Chilliwack Husky Travel Centre Nisku Truck Stop

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


Husky Travel Centre

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

Medicine Hat

Husky Travel Centre

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

Petro Canada Card Lock

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


Murray’s Truck Stop


Calgary Husky Travel Centre

New Brunswick

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


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.

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


Husky Travel Centre



Petro Canada Southcoast Petroleum Ltd.

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

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

Nova Scotia


Tobique One Stop

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

Grand Falls

Enfield Big Stop (Circle K)

6757 Hwy #2 Exit 115, Perth – Andover, NB Enfield, NS S2T 1C8 Tel: 506.273.9682 Tel: 902.882.2522 Fax: 506.273.9682 Fax: 902.883.1769 Open 24-7, full-service islands, Open 24-7, full-service islands, drivers’ lounge with large screen, restaurant, satellite TV, convenience drivers’ lounge, restaurant (6 am store, showers, laundry, parking & 11pm), convenience store, showers & parking. free high-speed internet.


Salisbury Big Stop

Aulac Big Stop Circle K

1340 Trans Canada Hwy. Sicamous, BC V0G 2V0 Cool Creek Agencies Tel: 250.836.4675 7985 Lickman Road Fax: 280.836.2230 Chilliwack, BC V2R 3Z9 Contact: Shelley Arvandel Tel: 604.795.5335 Fax: 604.794.5080 Open 24-7, restaurant (6 am - 10pm), convenience store, Full-service islands, drivers’ lounge showers, laundry facilities, parking, & game room, convenience store, photocopier, oil products, ATM & fax showers, laundry facilities, parking machine. & CAT scale Manitoba

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

Petro Canada – Petro Pass

Petro Canada – Petro Pass

Husky Travel Centre

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

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


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

Chilliwack Petro – Pass

Petro Canada Morris Husky

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

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


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


Truro Heights

Truro Heights Circle K 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.


Antrim Truck Stop 580 White Lake Road, Arnprior, ON K7S 3G9 Tel: 613.623.3003 Fax: 613.623.1003 Toll Free: 866.334.4775 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.


Edmundston Truck Stop

Exit 19, 100 Grey Rock Road Edmundston, NB E7C 0B6 10 Acre Truck Stop Tel: 506.737.2010 902 Wallbridge Loyalist Road Fax: 506.737.2015 Belleville, ON K8N 5A2 Petro Pass Tel: 613.966.7017 315 Ouellette Street Fax: 613.962.4495 or Office at Open 24/7 365 days, full service Grand Falls, NB 613.966.4740 islands, diesel, cardlock, propane, Tel: 506.473.5575 lubricants, driver’s lounge and Fax: 506.475.9816 Web: business centre, seafood & burger Toll Free: 800.361.8322 Restaurant & Store - Mon-Fri 6 restaurant (Le Pirate de la Mer), am-11pm, Sat & Sun 7 am-8pm, convenience store, washrooms, Drivers’ lounge & game room, convenience store, showers, showers (4), laundry facilities, convenience store, showers, parking, Esso Card Lock & Retail parking for 75 trucks, double car laundry facilities, internet services, wash & 2 bay pet wash, Wi-Fi, ATM, Diesel, Wifi & Fax, laundry facilities fax & photocopier. showers, parking & CAT scale. and CAT Scale. May 2013   41

Ontario, Eastern

Ontario, Eastern

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Fort Erie


Flying M Truck Stop

Beamsville Relay Station 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.


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.

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


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


4673 Ontario Street, (Exit 64 off QEW) Beamsville, ON L0R 1B4 Bradford Husky Travel Centre Tel: 905.563.8816 Hwy 400 & 88 Fax: 905.563.4770 Bradford, ON Tel: 905.775.5794 Open 24-7, restaurant, convenience store, laundry facilities, ATM, Hwy 144 @ 560A showers & parking

Watershed Car & Truck Stop Hwy 144 & 560A Tel: 705.655.4911 or 705.523.4917 Fax: 705.523.4160

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


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



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

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



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


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

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

Vankleek Hill


Herb’s Travel Plaza Esso – Dunvegan 1515 County Road #20, (Hwy 417 Exit 51) Dunvegan, ON Tel: 613.527.1026 or 613.627.2100 Fax: 613.527.2726 Open 24-7, full-service islands, restaurant (Tim Horton’s), convenience store, parking & ATM. 42    May 2013

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

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

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

Fifth Wheel Truck Stop

Waubaushene Truck Stop 21 Quarry Road, Box 419, Waubaushene, ON L0K 2L0 Tel: 705.538.2900 Fax: 705.538.0452


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).

2475 South Service Road, (Exit 431, Hwy 401, Waverly Road) Bowmanville, ON L1C 3L1 Hamilton Tel: 905.623.3604 Fax: 905.623.7109 Open 24 hrs., diesel fuel, convenience store, CAT scale, Marshall Truck & Trailer gasoline (self service), ATM, Repair & Truck Stop propane, convenience store at fuel 336 Kenora Avenue bar, Sunoco fleet fuel cardlock, Hamilton, ON L8E 2W2 full-service fuel islands, restaurant, Tel: 905.561.4712 private showers, laundry facilities, Fax: 905.561.7757 drivers’ lounge & arcade room, 100+ truck parking capacity, Web: motel (smoking & non-smoking), Open 24-7 for cardlock, open 7 Bell Canada internet kiosk, Irving am - 12 am Mon - Fri, 7 am - 5 cardlock. pm Sat, closed Sunday, full-service islands, drivers’ lounge, restaurant, Dorchester showers & parking


Fifth Wheel Truck Stop

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



Fifth Wheel Truck Stop

North Bay



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.

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


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

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.


Johnny’s Gas Bar

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

Fifth Wheel Truck Stop

40 Chisolm Dr. (Hwy 401 Exit 320) Milton, ON L9T 3G9 Tel: 905.878.8441 Fax: 905.878.9376 Open 24 hrs, diesel fuel, convenience store, CAT scale, Blue Beacon truck wash, ATM, lube shop, Sunoco & Irving Cardlock, full-service fuel islands, restaurant, showers, laundry facilities, drivers’ lounge & arcade room, 100+ parking, chapel, motel (smoking & non-smoking), & lottery tickets.


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

Port Hope


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

Stoney Creek

Stop 50 Truck Stop

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


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

Ontario, Western




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.



Irving 24

Estevan Husky Travel Centre

Montreal, QC H1N 2C5

201 – 4th Street,

Fax: 514.259.0910





Swift Current

Husky Bulk Sales

5918, Rue Notre Dame Est Tel: 514.257.8626


Estevan, SK S4A 0T5

Open 24-7, restaurant, convenience

Tel: 306.634.3109

store & laundry facilities.

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

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

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

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

In Memoriam: Dennis Stanley Vincent

Trimac Exec Dennis Vincent Remembered


ennis Vincent, former President of the Alberta Tr u c k i n g A s s o c i a t i o n (now the Alberta Motor Transport Association) and chairman of what is now the Canadian Trucking Alliance in the 1980s, passed away peacefully earlier this month. He was 82. Vincent, a former Senior Executive with Calgarybased Trimac Transportation, is remembered as a

strong voice for Alberta’s transportation industry. He was a passionate leader, someone who served with distinction and left his mark on the changes that propelled the trucking industry to a new level. “The vibrant trucking industry we have in Alberta today was forged through the mettle and vision of men like Dennis Vincent,” says AMTA Executive Director Don Wilson. “The work he did during his time at the association is still felt today.” Sherry Orr, a former Alberta board member, says she recalls how welcoming Dennis Vincent was when she first joined the association’s board in 1984. “I was 21 years old, the only woman on a board of 40 or 50 men. Dennis was President at

the time and he took great effort to be welcoming and supportive.” Vincent, as a long serving member and later president of Alberta’s provincial trucking association, spearheaded many challenging issues

with various levels of government. But he always had the bigger picture in view and could dovetail Alberta’s concerns with issues of national importance that required support from across the country. After his retirement from

Trimac Transportation in 1995, Dennis loved spending time with his wife of 50 years and his dog Sam. Dennis is remembered by his two daughters, Loren Barge (Brent Nabozniak), and Janine Fontaine; nine grandchil-

dren, Trista Barge (James Barnett), Michael (Jenn) Barge, Theresa Ziehr, John Ziehr, Genis White, Elizabeth Ziehr, Devan Fontaine, Maria Ziehr, and Megan Fontaine; as well as many other friends and family.


In Memoriam: Gord Pryce

Harmac Founder Remembered


ord Pryce, Former owner of Harmac Tr u c k i n g , d i e d suddenly March 31. He was 75. Pryce began his trucking career as an owner-operator in the 1970s, before merging his small fleet of trucks with his friend and business partner, Al. The company became

known as Concord/Harmac Trucking. Gord was the beloved husband of Sarah. Loving father of Colleen Simpson, father-in-law to Walter Simpson, and grandfather of Thomas Simpson, all of Chicago, as well as loving stepfather of Linda Richmond and her husband Dave Webster of

Newmarket, Susan and her husband Rob Guy of Aurora, Jim Patton (Sylvia) of Aurora,and step grandfather of Rachel Guy. According to the family, donations in his name can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, Heart and Stroke Foundation, or the Canadian Diabetes Association.


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TMTA Sudbury

Report on Success of Cambrian College Training Program By Marek Krasuski


he Sudbury chapter of the TMTA held its monthly meeting on April 11 at the Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel. President Stewart McBain opened the meeting, welcomed members, and opened the floor to vice president, Mike Hamel, who apprised members of the dangers associated with cutting and welding. He concluded by advising employers to ensure that apprentices are aware of

the dangers involved in this practise. Entertainment chairman, Denis Methot, informed members that the annual golf tournament will be held on June 8th at the Forest Ridge Golf and Country Club in Sudbury. Sponsors and donations are welcome. TMTA member, Tim Brouse, informed participants about the change in disposal fees for tires. He advised that vendors check that they are not overcharged for disposal fees. Fees are based on tire

weight. Following dinner, Stewart McBain introduced Leslie Yeomans and Peter Pagnutti from Cambrian College, TMTA’s sponsor for the month. The Cambrian team spoke of the success of the college’s Mobile Trades Training program which provides instruction on heavy equipment operation, preemployment training and general education. The program is supported by a provincial government in-

itiative to prepare residents for employment opportunities in six First Nations communities. The mobile classroom recently spent several weeks delivering instruction in these northern Ontario communities. Peter Pagnutti’s class during the 4 week tour of the mobile unit consisted of 15 students ranging from teens to learners in their middle years. All were described as gung ho and enthusiastic by the college professor. It is hoped

that the training of northern students will enhance their employability with regional mining companies, especially in the Ring of Fire region in the James Bay lowlands. Demand for heavy equipment people, millwrights and welders is strong, said Pagnutti. The mobile training unit has since headed to Espanola, west of Sudbury, to deliver a pre-apprenticeship general carpenter program. This 36-week unit contains four phases

consisting of academic upgrading, apprenticeship training, exposure to secondary trade, and an 8-week work placement. The meeting concluded with a 50/50 draw. 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 September through June. For more information, contact www.tmtasudbury. org.


Save the Dates: These ‘Aint Your Granddad’s Trucking Events


oronto, Ontario - In trucking, business should be fun. The Ontario Trucking Association was sure to keep that in mind when we decided it was time to shake up our events lineup for 2013. Whether you’re an industry veteran or newcomer rising up the succession ladder at the family fleet; prefer black ties and fine dining or jeans and hot wings; enjoy the links in spring or riding Harley’s in the autumn, we’ve packed this season with something

for just about every type of trucker. Check it out: May 30 to 31, 2013: Board of Directors Spring Retreat and Golf, The Rosseau, Red Leaves, Muskoka. Nestled in the heart of Lake Rosseau, Red Leaves is the home of the biennial OTA Board of Directors Retreat. Designed with networking in mind, this intimate affair will provide attendees access to the OTA Board of Directors  and a broad-spectrum of carriers under one

roof. Sponsors will have exclusive access to the top drawer of the Ontario trucking industry. Sept. 12, 2013: OTA Cross-Ontario Motorcycle and Car Rally (Rain or Shine), Horseshoe Valley Resort Start your engine! This inaugural, cross-Ontario motorcycle and car ride is for bikers, hot-rod and classic wheels enthusiasts in the trucking industry. The moderately-routed, fun-filled adventure ride through the hills and val-

leys of Ontario will culminate at Horseshoe Valley Resort where guests will enjoy great food, drinks, music and showing off their paint and chrome. (Portion of the proceeds benefitting the OTA Education Foundation). Nov. 13 to 14, 2013: OTA Annual Convention and Executive Forum, Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Toronto Time to Ritz it up! The OTA Convention and Executive Forum has a new home - The Ritz-Carlton.

The event features fresh, contemporary elements aimed at new visitors to conventions and those working their way through the family business or corporate ladder in the trucking industry. An offsite dinner at a hot local watering hole will be a new feature along with the classic reception for traditionalists. The rest of the program will continue to focus on high level business speakers and motivators culminating with a Thursday evening industry dinner

celebration featuring a prominent speaker. Finally, cap the night by going allin at our first-ever fundraising Texas Hold ‘Em poker tournament. Event sponsors will receive preferred pricing for tickets for employees and customers. (Portion of the proceeds will benefit the OTA Education Foundation). A full list of sponsorship opportunities, costs and benefits can be obtained by contacting for more information.


Pilot Flying J

Pilot Flying J Opens New Casual Dining Experience


rofessional drivers spend hours on the road away from their families, transporting goods and materials across America. When they pull over to refuel, they’re looking for some familiar comforts and a little taste of home. That’s why Pilot Flying J is committed to making life better for America’s drivers; launching a $50 million project last year to remodel showers and offering diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) at the pump at now

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more than 3,000 lanes nationwide, among several other projects to enhance services for professional drivers. Continuing to deliver on that commitment, Pilot Flying J is launching a new fast, casual dining concept at select travel centers and travel plazas nationwide, the first of which opened in March at the new Pilot Travel Center in St. Marys, Georgia. In addition to Pilot Flying J’s premium coffee and cappuccino selections, the

new dining concept offers a variety-filled menu featuring hot soups, homestyle platters, fresh-made salads and cold sandwiches, a frozen yogurt bar, pizza, hot dogs and much more. Pilot Flying J is adding to its food offerings in order to meet the unique and growing needs of professional drivers, RVers, over-the-road travelers and local motorists. The new dining concept offers a variety of quality, freshmade, affordable snacks

and meals including signature items such as: Hot breakfast platters including steel-cut oatmeal and biscuits and gravy, hot soups and entrees such as meatloaf, beef stew and chicken pot pie, “graband-go” items like freshmade salads, pizza, fresh fruit and a frozen yogurt bar, premium coffee, cappuccinos and teas. The first of the new dining concepts to open at the St. Marys Pilot Travel Center offers indoor and outdoor seating for on-

the-go families, motorists and professional drivers to sit down and enjoy a delicious meal. Pilot Flying J plans to open more of the fast, casual dining concepts at

locations across the U.S. and will announce specific locations and more details in the coming months. For more information about Pilot Flying J, visit www.


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Healthy Living

Herbs & Spices are So Good For You

By Brenda Ricker


ry to imagine a turkey dinner and stuffing without the enticing aroma of sage, thyme or summer savory…or pumpkin pie without the scent of cinnamon. Impossible!

Guess what? The same herbs and spices that make these foods delightful are also proven to make you healthier and happier! Thyme fights off colds! This culinary herb contains two powerful germkilling chemicals - thymol and cavacrol - shown to shorten the duration of a cold or even prevent one. Thyme also helps break up congestion, reduces swelling and inflammation in nasal passages and helps the body get rid of excess phlegm.


Maxim Management Appointments


a x i m Tr u c k & Tr a i l e r i s pleased to announce two appointments. Kyle Cuthbert, BA, MBA, has been appointed to the position of Vice President of Service. Kyle leads the truck and trailer service operations for all Maxim branches across Canada. Prior to joining Maxim, Kyle spent 8+ years in Fleet Maintenance and Customer Experience. Kyle is responsible for all Maxim Truck & Trailer service operations across Canada. Paul Graham, who joined

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Maxim in 1989 and was mostly recently the Vice President of Service, has been appointed Product Support Specialist. In this important role, Paul will bring technical expertise and in-depth knowledge of all Maxim’s OEM products to our customer base. Maxim Truck & Trailer has 15 branch offices and over 550 employees in 10 cities from Vancouver to Montreal. Our capabilities include the sale, rental, leasing and complete after-sales service of new and used heavy duty trucks and trailers.


Allspice staves off stomachaches! Allspice has compounds that quell stomach upsets and curbs gas and bloating. No wonder allspice tea is the goto indigestion remedy. It works by calming inflammation in the digestive tract and boosting the amount of gastric juices in the intestines, which speeds digestion.

Sage boosts your memory! It’s no coincidence that the word “sage” also means wisdom: it helps prevent the breakdown of acetylcholine, a brain chemical that strengthens neural connections. Cinnamon protects your heart! This sweet spice can open capillaries, lower cholesterol, reduce fats in the bloodstream and

prevent plaque buildup in the arteries. Research shows just 1/4 teaspoon a day regulates insulin and cuts blood sugar levels. Cinnamon is also chocked full of antioxidants. Nutmeg eases stress! Nutmeg contains calming compounds that ease anxiety and prevent insomnia. These substances soothe the nervous

system, reducing stress levels, but they also lower blood pressure. Nutmeg is also packed with calcium. Why pay for over the counter medications when spices and herbs will do the same thing and they also come in effective teas. I can be reached at:


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Chevron’s Delo Brand Lubricants Announces March 2013 Inductees to Million Mile Club


an Ramon, California - Chevron Products Company, a Chevron U.S.A. Inc. division, maker of the Delo® brand of technologically advanced engine oils, lubricants and coolants, unveiled the eight drivers inducted to the Chevron Delo sponsored Red Eye Radio (formerly Midnight Trucking Radio) Million Mile Club in March 2013. Established in 1992, the Chevron Delo sponsored program is one of the most prestigious honors in the trucking industry. The Red Eye Radio Million Mile Club honors truck drivers in the U.S. and Canada with one million miles of accident-free driving. As a new inductee to the club, each driver receives a personalized Million

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Mile Club jacket provided by Chevron Delo, a Million Mile Club membership card and a gift from the other participating sponsors. “Chevron is committed to the health and safety of its employees and contractors worldwide – safety is a key part of our company’s DNA. With such a strong focus on safety, we eagerly support other safety efforts in the communities and industries where we operate. Sponsoring the Million Mile Club is an example of our ongoing commitment to safety and our desire to recognize and promote accomplishments in this area,” commented Jim Gambill, Delo Brand Manager, North America, Chevron Products Com-

pany. - Million Mile Club March 2013 Inductees: - William Coe, Jr., Coe’s Overland Express, Lakeland, Florida - Don Rodenberger, Versatile Transport, Rock Hill, South Carolina - Dale Weier, DJW Trucking, Columbus, Michigan - Daniel Fuentes, Pinnacle Freight Lines, North Bergen, New Jersey - John Rohrich, Fab Unlimited, Mapleton, North Dakota - John Dolfay, Yocum Oil, Forest Lake, Minnesota - A l l e n We f e l , A D M Trucking, Cedar Rapids, Iowa - Joe Houseknecht, Panera Bread/Consolidated Frt., Bradenton, Florida Chevron congratulates these drivers for their

outstanding accomplishments and commitment to safety. Apply Online Drivers can apply online for the Million Mile Club at: www.ChevronDelo. com/promotions. Red Eye Radio Red Eye Radio is a nationally broadcast radio show targeting the American Truck Driver. Awardwinning hosts Eric Harley and Gary McNamara engage their millions of listeners and callers with the major issues of the day including current events, legislation, popular culture, family issues, trucking news and information, detailed national weather forecasts, safety tips and interviews with trucking industry leaders. For more information go

to www.RedEyeRadio. com. Follow the Delo Brand The Delo brand can be followed on various social media channels, including Facebook, YouTube, Twitter (@ChevronDelo) and Flickr. Chevron’s Delo product family includes engine oils, premium lubricants and extended life coolants that provide premium performance and bottom-line value for diesel powered vehicles. All Delo products are covered under the Delo Warranty Plus program, which provides bumper-to-bumper protection against lubricant and coolant related failures as described in the Delo Warranty. More information on Delo prod-

ucts can be found at: Chevron Products Company is a division of an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of the Chevron Corporation (NYSE: CVX) headquartered in San Ramon, California. A full line of lubrication and coolant products are marketed through this organization under the Chevron, Texaco and Caltex brand names. Select brands include Havoline ® , Delo ® and Havoline Xpress Lube®. Chevron Intellectual Property, LLC owns patented technology in advanced lubricants products, new generation base oil technology and coolants. For more information go to:



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From the

Driver’s Seat By: Carl McBride carl@

Truck Stops

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hat, may I ask, is it going to take to get the Federal and Provincial governments, as well as the trucking associations from coast to coast, to work together on one project? Instead of doing surveys on whether we need more truck stops and rest stops in Canada, it is time to start breaking ground and building them. Again I am going to the drivers with a straightforward question. “How do you feel regarding Rest Stops and Truck Stops? Do we need more built on the major highways in Canada?”

Bruce Rumleski drives for Hoss Cartage based in Ayr, Ontario. “I drive only from Kitchener, Ontario to Montreal, Quebec. On that trip there is only one truck stop that I will stop and eat at. Most of the truck stops on the 401 highway are run down and outdated. In my opinion, no truck stop rest area should be allowed to serve alcohol. This encourages drinking and driving. The new En Route service centers have no room for trucks.”

Allan MacMillan drives for Titanium Transport based in Woodbridge, Ontario. “We need a lot more rest stops and truck stops right across Canada. Drivers in the U.S will tell you they need more rest stops in at least 50% of the states. The need for more stops should also include spaces for RV’s, buses and 5th wheel trailers”

Mike Mayer drives for Celadon Canada based in Kitchener, Ontario. “The majority of truck stops I see in Canada are old and run down. Improvements need to be made right across Canada. Safety issues need to be addressed throughout. Consideration should be given for lady truck drivers. They should be allowed safer and more up-to-date places to park when off duty.”

Ernest Jones also drives for Titanium Transport based in Woodbridge, Ontario. “Right now we do not have enough rest stops to cover 50% of the trucking industry’s needs at any given time, day or night. Most truck stops are not safe places to park. No one seems to care about the number of lady truck drivers that are in our industry. Liquor licenses should not be granted in truck stop restaurants.” If you have a question and want to hear other opinions or if you think there is a topic that should be addressed, send me an email at



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Transport For Christ

God’s Forever Love

By Chaplain Len Reimer


he Bible is the oldest bestselling book in the world and written in more languages than any other book. First Corinthians 13 is probably the most widely quoted passage in the world on the subject of love. Verse 13 says, “But now faith, hope, love, abide these three, but the greatest of these is love”. We recognize that Jesus demonstrated sacrificial love for us by dying for our sins, making possible our

forgiveness and restoring us to fellowship with the Father. Everything about us hinges on love because God, who is love, created us in His image (I John 4; 8, 16). Because God loves us, He gives us blessings and lets us share them with others. Sometimes when we pray and are told to wait, it is because He loves us and knows we need time to grow. When choices before us make it hard to know which is up, our Lord and Savior shows us. We need to depend on His guiding love. Until we come to understand and believe at our deepest innermost level that God is love, we will struggle with trusting Him, yielding to Him, obeying Him, and serving Him whole heartedly. Ke y t o o u r s p i r i t u a l growth as Christians is believing in God’s love even when we cannot see it. While we are to live in


Navigation Systems in the Trucking Industry


r l i n g t o n , VA The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) released findings from the first phase of a two-part research initiative aimed at assessing the use of navigation systems in large trucks. This first phase of the research, which analyzed survey data from over 800 drivers and carriers, identifies different systems and how they are used. “This research is an important first step in understanding the role of navigation systems in large truck crashes. By identifying the types of systems used, how drivers use them, and the types of crashes that may result from their use, industry stakeholders and policy makers can begin to implement crash mitiga-

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tion strategies and hopefully reduce the overall occurrence of these events,” commented Kendra Hems, President of the New York State Motor Truck Association. Furthermore, this study identifies the key priorities that navigation system providers should address in order to meet the needs of the trucking industry. ATRI’s phase 2 work will expand the research by collecting and comparing quantitative data from navigation systems while in use. This next step will attempt to identify the technical basis for navigation system failures and inadequacies from a truck operations perspective. A copy of this report is available from ATRI at


faith and hope, our most important dwelling place is in God’s love. Without making His love our ultimate dwelling we cannot fully live in faith and hope. We should refuse to take a step or a breath without remaining keenly sensitive to “the greatest of these” our Father’s love. Why not try this when the riding gets rough.



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Maritime Report

Teddy Bear Convoy By George Fullerton


number of transportation industry volunteers are enthusiastically gearing up for the Teddy Bear Convoy, scheduled for June 2, to support the Janeway Children’s Hospital Foundation in St. John’s Newfoundland. The highlight for this event will be a truck convoy which will begin forming at the City Tire retread plant on the Trans Canada Highway at 8:30 AM. The convoy itself will get underway at 10:00 AM and will proceed to the Janeway Hospital. The entire convoy traditionally circles the hospital three times, allowing children, their families and hospital

staff to see the trucks. Jocelyn Miller explained that the ‘Just For Kids Transportation Group’ has been organizing the convoy for the past couple years, but that the history of truck convoys supporting the Janeway Foundation dates back about thirty years. “For whatever reason the truck convoy faded away, but the Janeway contacted a couple of organizers from the past and they recruited some new people in the transportation industry and formed the Just For Kids Transportation Group. They have been organizing the convoy for the past couple years” Miller explained. She added that

last year’s convoy brought in about thirty trucks and raising $18,000. Miller expects that with a larger organizing committee, the 2013 convoy will be bigger and better. The Teddy Bear Convoy event will coincide with the annual Janeway Telethon. The convoy presentation will be featured in the televised portion of the telethon. Pledge sheets are turned over to Janeway Foundation staff who will issue official receipts if needed. Convoy volunteers are seeking support from owner operators and industry employees and businesses by collecting donation pledges. Pledge

sheets and money will be collected on Friday, May 31 by contacting Jocelyn Miller at 722-1991 or by email at Drivers participating in the convoy can submit their pledges and sheets when they arrive on site for the convoy. The presentation ceremony will get underway at the Janeway where a donation representing the entire amount raised by the Teddy Bear Convoy will be presented. Following the presentation, the convoy participants will return to City Tire facilities to enjoy a barbecue sponsored by Marine Atlantic. The individual with the largest pledge amount will win a

pair of tickets to the KISS concert scheduled for the Mile One Stadium. And yes, teddy bears will be integral to the program. The furry creatures who have ridden the convoy on truck grilles will be remaining at the Janeway to make friends with Janeway patients. The Janeway is the only children’s hospital in Newfoundland and functions in partnership with the St. John’s General Hospital and Health Sciences Centre as a teaching hospital for the Memorial University of Newfoundland Faculty of Medicine. The facility was founded as the Dr. Charles Alderson Janeway Child Health Centre in 1966 and

used the former Pepperrell Air Force Base hospital in the east end of the city. It was named after Charles Alderson Janeway, a pediatrician who is credited with helping to establish the hospital. The facility was modified to its present form in 2001 when a new state-of-the-art facility was opened as an annex of the Health Sciences Centre. The Janeway Children’s Hospital provides a broad range of medical services including acute care surgical, acute psychiatry care, neonatal intensive care, pediatric intensive care, three operating rooms, as well as rehabilitation, diagnostic and outpatient care.


New Brunswick Department of Transportation & Infrastructure

New Safety Training Requirements on Highway Projects By George Fullerton


he New Brunswick Department of Transportation and Infrastructure has announced that as of April1 2013, all truck operators working on provincial highway projects will be required to have completed basic training in Occupational Health and Safety Orientation, Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS), and Work Area Traffic Control Manual Awareness. Additionally, all sub contracting truck drivers will be required to perform a pre-trip inspection to ensure the safety of their vehicles. Tom McGinn, Executive Director of the New Brunswick Road Builders and Heavy Construction Association, explained that their organization supports the Department of Transportation decision to make basic safety training a prerequisite for working on highway projects and will adopt the same safety and awareness training as a requirement for all subcontractors working on other projects the associa54    May 2013

tion is involved in. “Basic safety and workplace awareness ensures that everyone on the work site is on the same page with regards to basic safety and workplace traffic movement protocols,” said McGinn. “The need for basic safety training requirements has been on the Association’s plate for many years and in 2011 they began working toward establishing safety training requirements.” McGinn explained that three of the safety training requirements are available online, and there are safety training providers who offer basic training in classroom settings and deliver custom design programs. “The required safety training is not intensive. For the most part it comes down to common sense practices that experienced workers and drivers practice every day. One of the major concerns driving the regulation is to ensure that less experienced personnel and drivers working on site have a clear understanding of safety practices and traffic control,” added McGinn. The regulations

will ensure that contracted trucks are safe, have properly working lights, and proper insurance coverage for both the truck and the operator. McGinn said safety training is important from a liability perspective for both the contractor and the Province, as well

as society at large and the public travelling in and around construction areas. Nova Scotia has had trucker safety training requirements in place for many years and operators who have not received training are not allowed on construction sites.

McGinn explained that when working with DOT on the regulations, his association consulted extensively with the Nova Scotia Road Builders Association to clearly understand how their safety requirement program has successfully worked over the years.

New Brunswick Road Builders and Construction Association was formed in 1958 and currently has 200 members, including construction companies and associated service and supply businesses that serve the construction industry.




Harper Government Announces New Project Along BC’s Highway 91


ttawa, Ontario The Honourable Ed Fast, Canada’s Minister of International Trade and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway, is pleased to announce funding for the Highway 91

and 72nd Avenue Interchange project in Delta, British  Columbia, further bolstering Canada’s AsiaPacific Gateway and Corridor Initiative (APGCI) and its world-class export facilitation and competi-

tive advantages. “In order to create jobs, growth and prosperity across Canada, our government is committed to investing in projects that help Canadian exporters reach new, fast-growing

markets throughout the Asia-Pacific region,” said Minister Fast. “This new interchange along Highway 91 will help relieve congestion and allow for the free flow of goods, services and people.” The 72nd Avenue traffic signals on Highway 91 could soon be a thing of the past. The Harper government is committing significant funding (up to $10 million) toward this interchange. The replacement of the at-grade crossing with an interchange will minimize the environmental impact of congestion and address current and future transportation needs. The Highway 91 corridor is a key element of the Lower Mainland’s major road network and a major trade corridor directly linked to Asia-Pacific trade. “This project is great news for the people of Delta,” said the Honourable Kerry-Lynne D. Findlay, Member of Parliament for Delta-Richmond East, and Associate Minister of National Defence. “Once complete, the new interchange will create jobs and prosperity for local residents while improving safety for all travelers on this important stretch of highway.” “As the gateway to the Asia Pacific, we’re continuing to make vital investments in infrastructure to get our goods to market more efficiently and safely,” said B.C. Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Mary Polak. “Our funding commitment is a major step toward bringing this

project to fruition. Families and commuters will also benefit from the smoother flow of traffic that an interchange will bring.” The total estimated cost of the project is $30 million with the Government of Canada contributing up to $10 million through its APGCI Transportation Infrastructure Fund, the Government of British  Columbia contributing $10  million and the remaining $10  million to be funded through local contributions. Investments in the APGCI have positioned Canada as the “Gateway of Choice” between Asia and North  America, and the initiative is a key element of the Harper government’s pro-trade plan to open new markets that increase Canadian exports and create jobs and prosperity. In fact, Canada’s west coast ports are more than two days closer to Asian markets than other ports in North America. To date, the federal government has invested in infrastructure projects, valued at over $3.5  billion, with federal investments of $1.4 billion, in partnership with all four western provinces, municipalities and the private sector.


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The Complacency Coach

Use Age Dynamics When Relating to New Driver

By Bruce Outridge


kay, so here is the real news. There is a recruiting shortage! There, it’s out and we can all move on. Now I know this isn’t news to any of us in the industry who are all looking for the next generation to fill the seats. The problem is that many of us can’t relate with the younger generation and this is where the

problem begins. I have seen many companies introduce social media programs, electronics, and other measures trying to attract the new generation to their place of business. That only throws water at the problem but does nothing to fix it. The reason is that the people operating social media or developing other ideas are still a generation ahead of the people entering the industry. As I attend recruiting fairs, trade shows, and other events I see the demographics. Many are entering their second career, are women, in their early twenties, new immigrants or possibly unskilled. Yet many recruiters are looking for university degrees, college diplomas

or industry experience. It was recently reported that a fast food business was offering jobs at minimum wage, but only those with university degrees could apply. Oftentimes when we attend these events we look at the number of names we collected, or how many people came to the booth when we should have been building data like the age of the crowd, the number of women and skilled workers, second career entrants and so on. Once that information is acquired you can tune your operation to match those demographics and attract more potential applicants to your booth. As a 30-year veteran in the industry I am as old school as they get, but as

Canada Cartage

Canada Cartage Wins Cargill Transportation Contract


oronto, Ontario Canada Cartage, the largest provider of dedicated trucking fleets in Canada, has been awarded a contract from Cargill to provide transportation services for their beef processing facility in Guelph, Ontario. Cargill made the decision to re-engineer their transportation services last October and looked at a number of companies. Canada Cartage and

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Cargill began working together in February 2013 to transport goods to small retail stores as well as large national grocery chains. “We are very pleased to be working with Cargill as their primary transport carrier in the Guelph region. As always, we are committed to delivering unparalleled dedication, accountability and leadership.” says Jeff Lindsay, President and CEO of Canada Cartage.

For more information, visit www.canadacartage. com or see Canada Cartage’s LinkedIn profile. For more information, visit www.cargill. com.


much experience as I have to offer, they may not be able to relate to a 50 year old former driver. So how do you transfer that age relationship into the next driver pool? I have always said that your current driver pool is your best sales force. So start looking at them with a different set of eyes. That twentyfive year old that started at your company two years ago and has been doing a good job may be the best

person to attend the next job fair and tell people at the booth what got him involved. Other twentyfive year olds can relate to that person. Do you have women drivers in your fleet? Have them attend the next trade show so they can talk with women coming to your booth. Match your tradeshow people to those you are trying to attract and you may find that you start relating more and generating greater interest

in your company. As our population becomes more educated, having a platform that people can grow into will help them see the interest in starting at the bottom and working their way up through the ranks. Bruce Outridge is a transportation consultant and author of the book, Running By The Mile. For more information on Bruce, please visit his website at www.



Precision Specialized Division Inc.

CDN Company Receives Prestigious SC&RA Award By Marek Krasuski


he Woodbridge, Ontario - based hauling company, Precision Specialized Division, Inc. (PSD), recently received the SC&RA Hauling Job of the Year Award. PSD holds the distinction as just the second Canadian company to win the coveted prize in the Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association’s (SC&RA) history. SC&RA chose PSD as first among entrants from around the world for its expertise in the execution, routing and planning of a major haul in the under 160,000 pounds (net) category. PSD was recognized for hauling a 110,000 pound Vertical Impregnation Tank (VIT) 180 kilometers from the shipping docks on the shores of Lake Ontario in

Oshawa to General Electric’s plant in Peterborough. The dimensions of the crated haul measured 21 feet long by 19 feet wide and 19 feet high. Loaded weight tipped the scales at 185,000 pounds. PSD Operations Manager, Ed Bernard, highlighted the logistical challenges in the planning and execution of the haul, considered rare even by today’s standards given the dimensions, weight and distance traveled. “Because the colossal crate being hauled did not have enough tie-down points, PSD cut holes in the crate floor to secure it safely with 15-1/2 inch chains - two in front and two in back with the remaining 11 chains evenly spaced out underneath through the crate floor.” Additional tie-downs,

however, was just one of many adjustments. The journey began with the dismantling and reconstruction of the exit gate at the Oshawa Port to allow the truck to pass through. Once en route an army of utility trucks from various regional authorities leapfrogged ahead of and behind the load to lift wires, turn away and take down traffic lights returning all infrastructures to their original positions once the truck passed. Thirty six utility trucks and 72 technicians were involved in the journey which took four days to complete. Four private escorts, seven police cruisers and two camera operators were also involved. A video charting the challenges and success of the haul is available online at:

gnpjC1E&feature=youtu. be. Ed explained that, “on some turns, up to an hour was required to execute the move safely. Anything less than complete attention to safety could have resulted in this unwieldy, two-story load toppling onto its side when cornering.” There were several complete road closures during this move, the longest being the last 9.5 mile stretch into Peterborough

which took place at night over a four hour period with the truck often moving at walking speed. The transport of the Vacuum Impregnation Tank (VIT) was executed successfully along one of the world’s most populated metropolitan areas, free from any mishaps. Ed attributes the success of the transport to months of detailed planning beforehand to ensure that all contingencies were addressed.

“From the initial planning to final unloading, this project required a staggering 1,947 man-hours. Planning the route required 305 man-hours over 16 weeks and approvals and permits from 17 local and regional governments, police departments and utilities,” he explained. PSD received the prize on April 5 at the SC&RA Annual Conference Closing Night Awards and Recognition Dinner.


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The Safety Tip Adviser

Be Aware of the Sun’s Dangers

By Alvis Violo


ith the long winter finally over and the summer fast approaching, it’s time to refresh our memory on how to drive in sunny conditions. Beyond having to prepare against other distractions on the road, drivers must also be aware of natural distractions such as the sun. Driving in the sun can obstruct your vision and cause limited sight. Without adequate protection the sun not only endangers a driver’s safety, it also creates a vision-health hazard that we need to be aware of.

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The suspected cause of many motor vehicle accidents is poor visibility due to sun glare. Necessary precautions should be taken by drivers to ensure their safety and the safety of others on the road. The following tips will help reduce the dangers of driving on bright sunny days. It’s always prudent to drive cautiously by leaving a proper distance between you and the vehicle in front to ensure ample reaction time. Make it a habit to lower your sun visors and make sure all windows are clean. Clean windows will help cut down on the sun’s glare. Make sure that wiper blades are in good condition and that the windshield washer fluid reservoir is full. Carry a bottle of washer fluid with you for easy top-ups. Take an alternate route when possible, lined with trees or tall buildings instead of a route with ex-

treme glare and avoid looking directly at the sun. Direct eye contact can bleach the eye’s retina and affect vision from five seconds to as long as thirty seconds. Most importantly, wear sunglasses at all times. If you wear prescription eye glasses, have a set of prescription sunglasses made for you. Not only is it important to wear sunglasses at all times, it is even more important to wear a good pair as they will have polarized lenses that reduce glare. Polarized lenses utilize polarized filtering technology to diffuse and deflect concentrated light waves. These also provide excellent protection by blocking the glare that can cause eyestrain and fatigue. A good pair of sunglasses will also have UV protection to shield the eyes from damage. Reflected UV rays are believed to contribute to various eye

diseases such as cataracts, macular degeneration and photokeratitis (sunburn of the eyes). A driver may also experience blurred vision, change in colour vision or difficulty seeing at night. Proper sunglasses are especially critical as scientists have identified the rapid deterioration of the Earth’s ozone layer and subsequent increased amount of harmful UV rays. As you can see, taking

safety precautions while driving in the sun will not only help us to avoid unwanted accidents, they will also help us to protect one of our most valuable assets, our eyes. I don’t know about you, but the first thing I am going to do Monday morning is to dig out my best pair of sun glasses. Drive safe, think positive and be prosperous. Alvis Violo is the C.E.O.

of Emergency Road Services Corporation., a coast to coast 24 hour bilingual roadside assistance company dedicated to the trucking industry in Canada and the U.S. For more information visit www. emergencyroadservices. com or call 877.377.2262. Please send your questions, feedback or comments about this column to alvis@ emergencyroadservices. com.


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Eastern Trucking News, Issue 60, May 2013