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Issue Issue65 65

—Serving Québec & The Maritimes—

Eastern Report

2nd Annual Cocagne Show & Shine By George Fullerton


he second annual Cocagne Truck Show and Shine took place under beautiful sunny skies on the weekend of August 23rd -25th. Warm temperatures moderated by the sea breeze drifted off the Northumberland Strait. Situated in Cocagne’s municipal park on the edge of the harbour, the show attracted more than thirty commercial trucks, all of them buffed to their gleaming best and all but just a few displaying their everyday working colours and license plates. Primary organizers Chantal and Gil Robichaud welcomed trucks from across New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. For the most part, the Cocagne Show is a relaxed affair with drivers sharing visits, conversation and their favorite refreshments. In addition to drivers, there was a continual stream of visitors arriving to have a look at the assembled gear, as well as meeting up with old acquaintances and making a few new ones too, no doubt. On Saturday afternoon it seemed that Mark Taylor from Kentville, Nova Scotia was drawing most atten Cocagne, page 4 >>

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tion with his daughter, Ami Jo and her 1968 GMC ‘Cracker Box’ cabover powered with a 318 Detroit. This classic work truck decked in M&M (candy) colors was not only eye catching, it was a major ear catcher too when Mark took it for a spin around the grounds with the straight pipe getting everyone’s attention. The Cracker Box, an obvious crowd favorite, took first place in Best Preserved category. Mark also brought along his cabover Freightliner, a 1965 Needlenose Peterbilt

and 1975 GMC (96 inch cab) which won him second place for Best Preserved. Mark had a flat bed on his conventional Jimmy, and it displayed an assortment of 71 series Detroit engines; a single c y l i n d e r, a t w i n cylinder, a triple, a four

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cylinder, a 6 cylinder, a V8 and a V-12. Even as a static display, the engines represent a remarkable era in diesel power, but Mark is not satisfied with static and proceeded to pull a pair of batteries out of the Jimmy tractor, and with a jug of fuel, fired up individual engines. Without the benefit of adequate, or in some cases, no exhaust muffling technology, the demonstration provided visitors with a dose of ear candy from the era where two stroke Detroit engines powered a lot of the industry. Every time a Detroit fired up, a spontaneous and ap-

preciative grin expanded right across his audience. Working trucks are the heart of the show, and the equipment on hand accurately reflected owner and driver dedication to a high quality professional presentation, both for the Show and Shine as well as for everyday hauling down the road. Junior Vautour from Shediac, New Brunswick took home the accolades for the Best Peterbilt. His ride (owned by Ronnie Kelly, Sussex, New Brunswick) operates for Midland Transport. Reid Davis from Windsor, Nova Scotia took the second place Peterbilt honours. Rénald Roy from Petit Roche, New Brunswick took both the Best Kenworth and the P e o p l e ’s C h o i c e Award (Best Overall) with his big yellow Kenworth. Luke Singer from Greenwood, Nova Scotia took second place among the Kenworths. Joey Hackett from Petit Roche, New Brunswick g a t h e r e d up the Best Freightliner aw a r d , w i t h ‘Spiderman’ Joey Uhlman from Bridgewater, Nova Scotia taking second place Freightliner. Joey is the key personality organizing the Bridgewater, Nova Scotia Truck Show and Shine which was held earlier in the summer. John Strayhorn from Moncton and an Atlantic-Pacific Tr a n s p o r t d r i v e r took top honours as Best International. Marc Johnson from

Cape Pele, New Brunswick, operating for Tidal Transport, filled in the second place slot. Darren Cail out of Scoudouoc, New Brunswick and operating for Philburn Produce, topped in the Mack class. Second place Mack went to Jimmy Pineau from Moncton, New Brunswick. Réjean Richard took first place in the Western Star genre with an auto hauler unit and he works for Transport Leberge. Second place went to Brian Haché from Memramcook, New Brunswick working for Brennan Farms. Leon Richard, a Midland Transport broker from St. Charles, New Brunswick, had the top Volvo. The second place Volvo awards went home to Windsor, Nova Scotia with Derek Davis of Hyway Services. Gilles Robichaud recognized East Coast International for their sponsorship support and for bringing a couple new trucks spiffed up for the show and looking for new owners. Goguen Truck and Trailer, in addition to sponsorship, was represented by staff and their Emergency Roadside Service Unit. NeverEnuf Chrome and Detailing from Moncton also had staff and a display trailer onsite, in addi-

tion to providing sponsor support. The Cocagne Fire Department also got in on the action by set-

ting up their gleaming fire truck fleet on the green. The Convoy for Hope fundraiser for cancer research had staff

on hand selling tickets and building support for their September 14 event and truck convoy from Salisbury to Aulac, New Brunswick. The verdict among attendees and participants was that the event was a great venue with great weather, good company and all round good fun!


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Theme – Tire & Wheel Products

Tire Makers Strive to Reduce Rolling Resistance, Increase Tire Life & Trim Operating Costs By Marek Krasuski


any have heard the aphorism, “It’s not what you make, but what you spend.” Few would argue that the transportation industry subscribes to this nostrum on a daily basis. Controlling costs is crucial to the industry and tire makers, like their counterparts in other sectors of the industry, have stepped up to the plate with innovations that yield savings. Reduced rolling resistance has long been the benchmark that producers have aspired to in edging out the competition with assurances of greater savings and fuel economy. That still remains a priority, but fleets continue to demand more from their tires and the utilization of those products in the workplace. Application-specific products are becoming a priority for many fleets. Selecting the right product for the right application maximizes investment potential. To this end the push toward the use of smaller fuel efficient vehicles and commercial light truck tires, when possible, is seen as an alternative. While fleets are demanding more from their commercial light truck tires - greater weight capacity, sidewall protection, and better handling in city environments - there is an additional incentive for light commercial trucks. The use of smaller vehicles enables fleets to hire drivers with non-commercial driver’s licenses. In the wake of critical shortages of commercial drivers, the ability to draw from a larger pool of drivers while reducing labour costs is too attractive to ignore. Whether non licensed drivers can live up to the professional standards of their certified counterparts is another question. Tire manufacturers are responding to the height-

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ened demand in the light commercial truck sector. Continental, for example, produces the HSR (Heavy Steer Regional) and HDR (Heavy Drive Regional) for the on/off road market, and both are known for an aggressive tread pattern for regional hauling use. The company has, this year, upgraded both models with up to 20 percent improvement in rolling resistance and mileage over the original designs, according to Libor Heger, Director of Truck Technology, the Americas. “Compounding is the backbone of our improvement to the HSR and HDR. We have made structural modifications as well, which have resulted in longer wearing, cooler running and more fuel efficient tires that have been performance proven on both certified tracks and North American roads,” he said. Michelin, meanwhile, offers one on road and one off road retreadable commercial tire in the same category. The XPS Rib offers long wear life which is attributable to the strength of the steel casing and tread compounds developed specifically for commercial applications. The XPS Traction includes a cut and chip resistant compound in the tread design that delivers toughness, traction and durability. The company says open shoulder grooves and independent tread blocks enhance the tire’s traction capabilities in off road and wintry conditions. Yokohama’s solution for the light commercial truck tire market is the RY215 and Y788R models. The RY215 is designed for long, regional haul and on and off highway applications for both trucks and highway trailers. Lauded for outstanding wet road performance, the RY215 is said to slice through standing water and is ideal for light

and medium duty applications. The Y788R is suited for all driving conditions and comes with a five-rib tread for driving stability and long mileage. Elsewhere, Cooper Tire has expanded its light truck portfolio with the introduction of the Discoverer HT3 tire. The Discoverer, said to be engineered for commercial-grade performance and highway traction in all seasons, features advanced technology, including silica infused tread compound and full depth 3D micro gauge siping to enhance performance in all seasons. “The Discoverer HT3 is available in R and S speed ratings and in 17 sizes ranging from 15 to 18-inch rim diameters. It is designed for highway and commercial driving for today’s light trucks and small fleet delivery vehicles, including Sprinter, Ford E-Series, Ram Cargo, Chevy Express and Nissan NV Cargo vans, as well as three-quarter one-ton pickup trucks,” the company says. While the use of lighter commercial vehicles and tires for specific applications is one way to control costs, achieving Smartway verification informs the industry that selected brands provide reduced rolling resistance and savings. Smartway is a collaboration between the EPA and the trucking industry intended to improve energy efficiency and reduce harmful pollutant emissions. Arguably the most sought after designation in the tire industry, tire products that meet the standards of the Smartway Technology Program offer long haul fleets the opportunity to enhance their fuel mileage on both tires and retreads with verified low rolling resistance on class 8 line haul tractor trailers. The EPA determined that approved tire models and retreads can reduce NOx

emissions and fuel use by 3 percent or more. Smartway’s projected savings of up to 6 billion gallons of diesel fuel each year converts into a savings of $10 billion in operating costs. A listing of Smartway approved products is available on the Smartway Technology Program website: smartway/technology/ tires.htm. Trending toward light commercial vehicles is an economic necessity for many. If too many large trucks are not maximizing capacity they have to adapt to become more efficient. That said, long haul configurations will always have their place in the transport of goods across this vast country, and tire makers continue to engineer products for long haul applications that yield savings. Yokohma’s line of Zenvironment tires, for example, reduces rolling resistance while maintaining road grip and tread life. These tires undergo a lower temperature/higher torque rubber compound mixing process that creates a higher and more uniform dispersion of carbon and a reduced amount of oxygen in the end product. Purchasers of the Zenvironment line of commercial long haul tires are guaranteed a 15 percent lower cost per kilometre, a testament to the company’s confidence in its high yield product line. More information is available in the Yokohama profile featured in this edition of Ontario and Western Trucking News. Tire makers have set their sights on single wide tires as well in their attempts to reduce costs. These wide based singles run more efficiently, reduce axle load to two tires while maintaining the load capacity of four, generate less heat, lower maintenance costs, and

reduce rolling resistance and fuel consumption. The one complaint about single wide tires is the reluctance of some operators to use them in remote areas of the country. A single wide tire that goes flat in an underserviced area may not be easily replaced. Moreover, when a single tire goes flat the truck is immobilized, whereas axles equipped with duals enable the driver to limp the vehicle to the next service centre. Critical to the industry is retreading technology, a re-manufacturing process that replaces tread on worn tires. Retreading is applied to the tire’s original casing so the integrity of the casing is critical for the tire to be recapped with new rubber. Michelin Retread Technologies promise to deliver reliable retreads owing to a number of critical procedures, including an x-ray inspection procedure and precise buffing to ensure that proper undertreading is achieved. The tire company recently introduced the XDS 2 Pre-Mold which, in addition to providing better traction and a 10 percent improvement over its predecessor, the XDS Pre-Mold, makes for an ideal retread. A full video presentation is available at Goodyear commercial tires, meanwhile, provide two types of retreads, Unicircle and Precure, for all position, drive and trailer tires. Unicircle retreads adhere snugly to the casing to enhance traction and reduce tearing and chunking, and include a compound which enhances traction and tread wear. The Precure process offers retreads that match tread designs of new tires for enhanced performance. Goodyear is also known for its DuraSeal Technology, introduced in 2008. Amid cries from disgruntled drivers over the cost of repairing or replacing

damaged tires, Goodyear responded with a tire sealant that prevents punctures of up to one quarter inch diameter in the tread surface area. Aftermarket sealants did exist before, but there were risks of chamber fires when the tire underwent retreading. DuraSeal is Goodyear’s attempt to eliminate the problem by applying a material that is applied underneath the liner so the tire can withstand the retreading process. More information is available at In 2013, developments also centered on innovations in the wheel and wheel components industries. Earlier this year TRP made aluminum wheels available for all makes of trucks and trailers, providing both weight reduction and fuel efficiency. The wheels, available in high polish finishes and in 22.5 and 24.5 inch sizes, are made from one piece of material with corrosion resistant properties. The engineering components supplier, ConMet, has developed its own line of premium bearings in response to OEM demands for wheel hub components that offer longer service intervals and industry leading warranties, according to ConMet General Manager, Mark Wagner. ConMet premium bearings are available on PreSet Plus steer and drive hub assemblies for Class 8 vehicles. As demand for cost efficiencies continues to rise the trend toward the adoption of light commercial trucks for regional hauls seems likely. But long haul commercial trucks will always figure prominently in the transportation business, and to that end manufacturers will continue to strive for tire and wheel products with improved designs that deliver lower cost-per-mile solutions.


Eastern Report

Burgess Hosts Hino Truck Clinic By George Fullerton


n October 17, Brunswick Hino will host a Customer Care Clinic and open house at Burgess Transportation Services in Petitcodiac. The event will welcome representatives from Hino Canada and Hino Japan, with the event getting underway at 7:30 AM. The Clinic invites Hino truck owners to arrange an appointment to have their vehicles undergo extensive and interactive technical inspections by Hino technicians. Hino representatives and technicians will be available to answer any questions about Hino trucks, whether for long term customers or those just recently becoming associated with the Hino brand. Brunswick Hino is a subsidiary of the Burgess Services family of businesses and has been serving Hino customers in Atlantic Canada since 2005. Brunswick Hino is the only Hino dealer in New Brunswick and is located in southeast part of the province, in close proximity to major urban and industrial centres. In addition to sales, Brunswick Hino maintains a comprehen-

sive parts inventory and service centre. Hino is headquartered in Mississauga, is the leader in medium duty truck sales in Canada and has a 132,000 square foot manufacturing plant in Woodstock, Ontario. Similar to its parent company, Toyota, Hino has an enviable reputation for reliability and fuel economy in the medium duty truck market. The Hino model line covers the 16,000 to 35,000 GVW range in class 4 to class 7 service duty categories. In 2012 Hino set a new record for sales of class 4 to7 trucks, beating their previous sales record set in 2006. In 2013 Hino medium duty truck sales represented 25% of the class 4 to 7 truck market share Canada. Hino Canada has the second highest market share in the world for class 4 and 5 trucks alongside their 155 and 195 models which were introduced in 2011. In addition to serving customers in New Brunswick, Brunswick Hino also sells and services trucks to New Brunswickbased trucking fleets right across Atlantic Canada. Sales Manager Dennis Murphy has worked with

Brunswick Hino since 2005, and since starting in this position, has been top Hino salesman for Atlantic Canada. “Hino is increasingly recognized as a leader in the medium duty truck market. We have witnessed continual increase in sales through our history. We look forward to meeting current and future customers as they participate in our Customer Care Clinic”, said Murphy. “ The Cus t om e r Car e Clinic will provide an excellent opportunity for owners, operators, fleet managers and prospective buyers to meet Hino technical staff face to face and learn more

about the Hino line”, commented Service Manager Greg Logan. Hino has committed to having eight to ten representatives from both Hino Japan and Hino Canada at the Clinic. The technical inspection will require approximately forty-five minutes to complete and covers over one hundred items. The inspection will be followed up by a brief interview with the vehicle owner to discuss their experience with the vehicle. Logan says the inspection will allow good communication between Hino Canada personnel and Hino technicians. A cost estimate of all items requiring

attention will be provided to truck owners participating in the inspection process. For the event, Burgess will shut down six bays in their facilities, leaving four drive-through bays for the clinic. The centre bay will be occupied by tables and chairs for visitors. Burgess Services will keep staff on hand for any emergency service work for trucks that arrive at their facilities through the day. “This event is absolutely representative of Hino’s commitment to customer service. It is a knowledge building opportunity for current and future customers as well as our own sales and service staff. Hino provides excellent dealer support as represented by this clinic, and Brunswick Hino is committed to extending that commitment to our customers all across Atlantic Canada”, commented Greg Logan. Burgess Transportation Services began in 1946 when Harry Burgess began trucking cream and other farm products in the Petitcodiac region. His fledgling trucking operation soon added trucks expanding into aggregate trucking and later established a major heavy construction (equipment), forestry contracting and trucking business in the region.

Harry’s sons, Derek and Trevor, joined the company and expanded into regional trucking services. In 1996, Burgess Services celebrated fifty years in business opening their 25,000 square foot service centre adjacent to their prominent location by the Petitcodiac exit from the Trans-Canada h i g h w a y. T h e s e r v i c e centre includes service bays for any and all types of commercial trucks and trailers, wash bays and body shop, as well as a fabrication shop. In addition to Hino, Burgess Services is also an authorized Mack Trucks parts and service center. Participants, while having the opportunity to interact with representatives and technicians with specific questions about Hino medium duty trucks, can also take advantage of a 15% discount on parts and service based on the free truck inspection. Visitors will also have the opportunity to test drive Hino trucks to experience why they are the fastest growing manufacturer in the medium duty truck class. Participants will also be able to enjoy a BBQ lunch and enter a draw for door prizes including a 64G iPad. For more information and registration, contact 506-756-2250 or service@brunswickhino. com.


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Woodward Publishing Group – Our New Look By Barb Woodward


fter ten years of becoming an integral part of the trucking industry Woodward Publishing Group magazines (Ontario Trucking News, Eastern Trucking News & Western Trucking News) is proud to announce the rebranding of our logos beginning with the October 2013 issues. Our new colors are green with black to signify our commitment to environmentally responsible business principles and practices. If you currently

receive a print copy of one of our publications and want to save a tree, just send an email to halina@ or call 1-877-225-2232 to receive a digital copy instead. Our original logo was designed by my former business partner when we introduced Ontario Trucking News into the marketplace in May 2003. Since taking over Ontario Trucking News in 2005, I’ve wanted to make a change to both the design and color of our logos. I made a decision to make the change with the launch of our 2014 Media Kit this month so that everyone will be able to clearly distinguish our publications from those of our competitors. In the past we have often been confused with the magazine, “Truck News,” as well as other competitors. All publications strive for distinctive branding 8   October 2013

and I felt it was time to clearly differentiate ourselves by changing our logos and drawing attention to the broad regions of the country we represent - Ontario, Western and Eastern Canada. Another welcome addition to our online enhancements is the “sliders” on the front page of our website. We now offer several informative monthly articles on the front page dealing with various issues

product information. We want our clients, both current and future, to know that we are committed to effectively serving the trucking industry from “coast

ads to our Products & Service Directory and our new Inventory Management System, known as the “Marketplace Section.” As well, advertiser s t a tistics

to coast” both in print and on-line. There are several choices of ad space available on

are available which measure the number of impressions and clicks on each

page views and visit time. We encourage everyone to take the time to review our “Editorial Calendar” for 2014 so they can plan next year’s marketing strategy. Two of our most popular packages are the “Baker’s Dozen” package and our Front Page Feature Package. Call 1-877-2252232 for more details. No matter what your budget priorities are, there are several advertising options. Whether you want

and announcements in the trucking industry, customer profiles, and new

our website, from leaderboard ads, vertical banners, and premium partner

ad. Our website utilizes Google Analytics to track web stats for overall traffic,

to place print ads only, a combination of print and web, or just web, we’ve

got the right fit for your company! Ontario Trucking News is also a media partner with many organizations in the trucking industry. In October, the CTEA conference will be held at the Eaton Chelsea Hotel in Toronto from October 21st – 23rd. Carl McBride (From The Drivers’ Seat) and Wendy McBride (A Drive Back in Time) will be on hand at our booth to answer any questions you may have. You can also pick up a copy of the October issue of Ontario Trucking

News as well as our 2014 Media Kit. Our motto is “We work for you!” My belief is that without our customers we wouldn’t have publications to publish. I have been fortunate to have hired a staff of well experienced professionals who have the same mindset as me. They are a dedicated group who believe that our clients come first, and by helping them achieve their marketing objectives more sales and profits will be generated for our loyal customers. For more information or to receive our 2014 Media Kit, call 1-877-225-2232 or send an email to barb@ You can also contact Carl McBride at 613-902-5324 or send him an email at Don’t forget to visit our website at to view our Monthly articles on our web site front page deal with various issues and announcements in the trucking industry, customer new look and advertising opportunities. profiles and new product information.


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Making Your Miles Count

Accuracy in Compliance is Key to Retaining Tax Savings

By Robert D. Scheper


have had the honor of writing for Ontario Trucking News for almost six years and have usually focused on the topic of tax savings using subsistence allowances (aka per-diem, meal allowance, non-taxable benefits). I have received numerous responses from operators, accountants and auditors coast to coast, the vast majority providing interest and enthusiastic support. Many of those who have contacted me understand the issues and application with minimal clarification (or at least they come across that way). However, there are still some individuals who obviously are operating with half or less than half the information. In my industry analyst blog, “Canada Truck Operators,” (http:// thrconsulting.blogspot. com/), I have repeatedly come out in deep opposition to accountants who apply a lazy or non-existent set of rules for compliance. “Nontaxable benefits” have erroneously been applied to per mile rates or simply lumped together in a year end journal entry (both of which are usually reassessed). If you use the system (or think you do) and are concerned about your accountant doing it right, here is a litmus test to rate your personal compliance. There are three qualifications: you must be a T4’d employee, the employee must have an employer-employee agreement, and there must be

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an audit trail to support the agreement. Ask yourself these questions: Did your personal income tax return show T4 income from your corporation? Did your corporation remit regular monthly (or quarterly) source deductions to CRA for the year 2012? Did you regularly (monthly) receive a separate check from your corporation for meal allowance which corresponds to your travel status via your log book? If your answer to any one of these questions was no, you may be in trouble. Unfortunately, too many accountants and bookkeepers either got you to sign a waiver or will not be held liable anyway, (some situations may limit or remove liability of tax preparers). That means that if you or your corporation is audited you stand alone against the penalties and interest… and they WILL be substantial. I have advised many operators that if you don’t do it right, don’t do it at all! The only reason I am so adamant about compliance is what non-compliance does to the entire lease/owner operator industry. Picture in your mind what will eventually happen. Someone who was under the impression that they were complying with non-taxable benefit rules gets audited (and it WILL happen). There is no adequate audit trail to support the system and the auditor reassesses the return. With an average reassessment of $10,344.70 (2012 average savings) the operator has their financial guts handed to them (plus 10-30% interest and penalties). The accountant/ bookkeeper may feel very sorry for you, but isn’t liable because of a signed waiver (or other circumstances). Almost immediately the talk on the CB will be “meal allowance is a sham”. Fear, anger and panic bounces

from coast to coast, and disinformation costs the lease/operator industry millions of dollars in potential tax savings. In 2011 I produced a seminar on non-taxable benefits. It is two and a half hours long with interviews and Q+A’s. The system is not what most operators are used to. Each operator must

understand the system and live with the seven disadvantages. The seminar can be downloaded off our website for free. You can then evaluate if your taxes are being prepared properly. If your accountant is not willing to prepare your personal and corporate returns without a waiver, either do the research

yourself, find someone who will stand up for their work, or remain selfemployed and keep your meal receipts. It would be irresponsible of me to advise otherwise. It’s not BAD news, it is just accurate news. R o b e r t D. S c h e p e r 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 call 877.987.9787 or Email: robert@thrconsulting. ca.


Eastern Report

East Coast Ferry Service Updates By George Fullerton


ast June, at a ceremony held at the Digby Ferry Terminal, West Nova MP, Greg Kerr, and Saint John MP, Rodney Weston, announced that the federal government will spend up to $60 million to purchase a new ferry for the run between Digby, Nova Scotia and Saint John, New Brunswick. The Digby-Saint John link is a critical trade route between the two provinces and allows products from southern Nova Scotia quicker access to US and Canadian markets. The current ferry serving the passage crossing the Bay of Fundy, the Princess of Acadia, is forty-two years old and has served this route since 1971. The Bay of Fundy crossing currently takes three hours and the ship has capacity for 155 cars and 33 tractor-trailers. The Princess of Acadia is owned by Transport Canada and is operated under contract by Bay Ferries Limited. In 1997, Marine Atlantic divested itself of its Digby and Yarmouth ferry services. Bay Ferries Ltd. took over the Digby-Saint John service in April of that year. The ferry operates year-round, sailing 70 kilometres each way.

Transport Canada also owns both the Digby and Saint John ferry terminals. Speaking on behalf of the Federal government, MP Rodney Weston said, “We consider this to be a piece of a vital transportation link. Over the past seven years Ottawa has committed close to $30 million to maintain this service.” “A replacement vessel will ensure safe, reliable and efficient operation of this ferry service while creating jobs and supporting the local economy,” Minister of National Defence and MP for Central Nova Scotia, Peter MacKay, said in a statement. Search for a replacement vessel will get underway very quickly. Transport Canada also supports private operators who provide ferry services between Wood Islands, Prince Edward Island and Caribou, Nova Scotia, as well as Cap-aux-Meules, Îles-de-la-Madeleine, Quebec and Souris, Prince Edward Island. Yarmouth-Portland Maine Ferry Service Meanwhile, the province of Nova Scotia has been entertaining a request for proposals (RFP) from companies interested in operating a ferry service between Yarmouth, Nova Scotia and Maine. That RFP was to have closed

on June 20 but the government says companies requested more time so the RFP process was extended to July 5. On August 13, the Nova Scotia government approved a bid to bring back the ferry service between southwestern Nova Scotia and Maine, selecting STM Quest Inc. The company is a joint venture between ST Marine Ltd. and Quest Navigation, both of which have deep roots in Maine and Nova Scotia. Nova Scotia officials noted that the STN Quest proposal had a combination of deep research and careful planning in addition to an expressed passion for the route. Negotiations with STN Quest are with the aim to launch the cruiseferry service in 2014. In the past, the Yarmouth to Portland Maine ferry service had provided a significant logistical advantage to southwest Nova Scotia shippers, especially seafood producers serving the New England and international air freight markets. Newfoundland Service Elsewhere, the ferry service to Newfoundland faced challenges after the vessel MV Blue Puttees ran aground in thick fog on July 31 while leaving Port aux

Basques, Newfoundland. It is expected to be out of service until late August. Blue Puttees suffered damage to its bow after striking a wharf as it was leaving Port aux Basque in heavy fog. The ship remained disabled in the harbour waiting for high tide to help lift it from its grounding. Once refloated, the Blue Puttees returned to its berth to discharge passengers and vehicles. There were no injuries resulting from the mishap among the 398 passengers and 91 crew members. The initial accident investigation revealed that the ship had not experienced any mechanical failures that would have contributed to the incident. Damage to the bow of the ship was inspected by divers and shortly thereafter the Blue Puttees sailed to Halifax to be dry docked for repairs. Marine Atlantic revised

ferry scheduling, cancelling the Argentia, Newfoundland run and putting three ships - the Atlantic Vision, the Highlanders and the Leif Ericson - on the shorter Port aux Basques-North Sydney run. Marine Atlantic said the loss of the ferry had been extremely challenging since it occurred in their busiest season. “Our business experienced a small interruption to ferry service following the grounding,” commented Gord Peddle, Manager with Atlantic Diversified Transportation Systems in Mount Pearl, Newfoundland, “but Marine Atlantic acted quickly to re-assign the ferry from the Argentia run to the Port aux Basque run, and the level of service was right back up to normal.” Peddle went on to say that cancellation of the Argentia service would have little impact on commercial

trucking since the price point for that run was very competitive with the Port aux Basque service. On August 12, Marine Atlantic ferry service witnessed another short interruption when MV Highlanders suffered an electrical fault which resulted in the vessel dropping anchor in the approach to Sydney Harbour. After a short time, the electrical fault was remedied and the vessel continued to the ferry terminal at North Sydney. On August 16, Marine Atlantic reported that repair work on the Blue Puttees’ bow was ahead of schedule and that they expected the ship to be back in service on the North Sydney- Port aux Basque run by August 21. The return to service would allow The Atlantic Vision to resume its run from North Sydney-Argentia, Newfoundland.


Ontario Trucking Association

Bradley Calls for Mandatory Entry Level Training


n a recent meeting with OTA President David Bradley, Premier Kathleen Wynne agreed that action should be taken to address the problem of a shortage of qualified truck drivers in Ontario. The Premier discussed her recent tour of Eastern Ontario where she heard first-hand  that even in that economically challenged part of the province companies are having a difficult time finding properly trained,  profes-

sional drivers. The meeting prompted Bradley to write a letter to Brad Duguid, Minister of Training Colleges and Universities about the issue and call for mandatory entry level driver training to be introduced. “The trucking industry plays an essential economic role. It could also be part of the solution to the high level of unemployment amongst young people and displaced workers. However, (Wynne and I) also

discussed the fact that in order to operate a heavy truck safely and productively - in other words to be employable - requires a higher level of entry level skills training today than ever before.” Bradley explained that although some truck driver training schools provide excellent entry level driver training, overall the quality of skills training currently available is inconsistent and too often inferior. Bradley attributed the

low assessment to a lack of adequate funding sources; a class A licence test that is too easy to challenge and pass; two ministries involved - MTCU and MTO - leading to inconsistent approaches; and a multiplicity of standards and curricula but a lack of uptake/awareness/buy-in. Under mandatory entry level driver training, a prospective driver would have to complete a training program that meets a n i n d u s t r y - a p p r ov e d

standard before challenging the Class A license test - a key recommendation of the 2012 report from the Canadian Trucking Alliance’s Blue Ribbon Task Force on the Driver Shortage. Over the next month, CTA, OTA and the other provincial trucking associations, along with our sectoral council, Trucking HR Canada, plan to embark on a proposed three-year project to be funded in part by Human Resources and Skills

Development Canada (HRSDC) to lay the foundations for mandatory entry level training for truck drivers by updating existing National Occupational Standards, supporting curriculum development, and exploring various accreditation models. Since jurisdiction over vocational training resides with the provinces, Bradley says it is imperative that OTA has the Ministry’s support for this initiative.


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GPS Systems

Laser Technology Gives Plow Operators the Edge Over Old Man Winter By Diane Shirchenko


he word “LASER” often conjures up images of Star Trek or Star Wars type scenarios where the good guys shoot it out with the bad guys using high powered laser guns that destroy everything they hit. Today there is another scenario in which laser technology is being used to wage a war, the war against hazardous winter driving conditions and inefficient, unsafe plow operations. Every winter in North America the snow flies and the snow plows hit the road to get the white stuff off to ensure the safest driving conditions possible. These winter control operations take their toll

on operators (in terms of stress) and on budgets (in terms of damage done to property and plows as well as liability issues). Enter the GL3000PMC guidance laser for wing and tow plows from DiCAN Inc. This highly advanced and reliable system uses a 532NM class IIIA laser that puts a large, bright green dot on the road 30-50 feet ahead of the vehicle indicating where the edge of the wing / tow plow will hit. If the laser transgresses an undesirable location (parked car, mailbox, guard rail, human being, etc) the driver knows ahead of time to make the necessary adjustments to avoid contact. This of course is of major

benefit to budgets and can have a very positive effect on reducing liability issues during winter control operations. Establishing line control using the GL3000PMC also greatly reduces operator stress as drivers no longer need to mentally calculate on a continual basis where the end of the plow is going to hit. DiCAN Inc has received many testimonials from seasoned operators; some with over 20 years’ experience operating winter control vehicles, testifying to the effectiveness and benefits of this system. The increased safety of having the driver looking in their natural driving field of view for line control

instead of looking away at a 7” monitor is also a significant benefit. A lot can happen in a short period of time and when the conditions are at their worst, plow operators need the best systems in place in order to maximize safety and efficiency and to reduce liability and stress. Looking away from the road, even for a couple seconds, can be disastrous. With the GL3000PMC this is no longer an issue. Another benefit to using this technology is that it facilitates one man wing plow operations. This, of course, has a major benefit to budgets. The GL3000PMC will quite often pay for itself within one year by reducing damage, liabil-

The GL3000PMC guidance laser uses a 532NM class IIIA laser that puts a large, bright green dot on the road 30-50 feet ahead of the vehicle indicating the edge of the wing. ity, and payroll, as well as reducing stress and its effects on operators and by increasing safety and efficiency. Plow operators can plow faster and safer with the GL3000PMC from DiCAN Inc. It meets all federal

US OSHA and Canadian CCOS standards for operation. If you aren’t using it now, perhaps it’s time to give it some consideration. Call 866.884.7659 or email for more information or to schedule a demo


Fleet Safety Council

22nd Annual FSC Conference October 24-26, 2013


he Fleet Safety Council’s Annual Educational Conference will be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel (fomerly Delta) in Kitchener, Ontario, October 24 to 26, 2013. This event brings together fleet safety professionals from the truck, bus and courier industries as well as insurance and many other related businesses to discuss the latest in driver training, staff development and risk management techniques. Our Theme this year is “Predictive Behaviour Analysis Seminar: Preventing Incidents Before They Happen”. The Annual Educational conference brings together professionals from across Ontario, representing a transportation sector workforce of over 68,500. Supporting our theme this year, we are assembling a powerful group of people to host a series of seminars and workshops including: Incident Analysis, Profiling Behaviour Causes with 12   October 2013

Linkage, Influence of Monitoring on Attitudes and Behaviour with a special focus on Management and Enforcement and Recognition and Risk Indicators. Our final session will be a Panel discussion on the future of Behaviour Analysis including experts from Insurance, Enforcement and Telematics. Our action packed agenda will include an influential group of individuals that will leave our delegates full of ideas to take home and implement within their own organizations. As a Bonus this year, we are offering a Pre-Conference session entitled: Explore Transportation Careers - Fast tracking Grade 11 & 12 Students into the Transportation Industry. This Bonus session will include leaders of Transportation Education from Secondary, College and Trade Schools. This Bonus session is Free to all Delegates and People within the transportation industry that have an interest in en-

couraging our youth make a career in the Transportation Industry their first choice. Our delegates will leave this year’s conference with a Certificate in Predictive

Behaviour Analysis and a comprehensive set of skills and material that they can immediately use. Our information packed agendas and growing list of major sponsors provide our dele-

gates with an exceptional opportunity to build contacts, gain knowledge and have fun! The Council’s goal is to achieve knowledge through training.

For more information on attending or sponsoring this event, please contact Betty Taylor, Lori Van Opstal or Rick Geller or visit our website at


C500, C500 Twin Steers & T800s Move Oil Rigs & Equipment for Dynamic Heavy Haul


wift Current, Saskatchewan - The modern day gold rush is deep in the ground more than a mile down for oil and natural gas. It’s an energy bonanza for companies like Dynamic Heavy Haul, out of Swift Current, Saskatchewan, which moves temporary housing, platforms and oil rigs in a 200-mile radius of Swift Current. The company also handles about 20 percent of its loads in Alberta. Started in 2006, by a group of life-long truckers, who all had oil field experience, Dynamic Heavy Haul has grown from 12 specialized rigs to 38 today. The equipment it runs must fit with the conditions it encounters. “We run hell or highwater,” said Eric Eckert,

a partner and GM for the company. “In the 10 months we can operate (shutting down for part of April and May due to snow/ice break-up), we encounter temperatures of down to -40 degrees Fahrenheit, to more than 100 degrees Fahrenheit. The roads go from pavement, to gravel to dirt trails cut by bulldozers. It’s a demanding business. You need tough trucks and tough people.” Dynamic Heavy Haul runs a combination of Kenworth trucks, from the ultra, heavy duty C500 and C500 twin steers, to the Kenworth T800. Many of the trucks were purchased through Custom Truck Sales in Regina, Saskatchewan, and the last order of 12 trucks financed through PACCAR Financial.

“The equipment is all very specialized, and we work very closely with Custom Truck and Kenworth applications engineers on just the right specs,” said Eckert. “We have versatile winch tractors, picker (crane) trucks and bed trucks that are used to carry disassembled rigs. Often times the equipment we put on the truck costs more than the chassis itself, so to us, it’s critical to have a truck that is reliable and durable, can stand the test of time, and is comfortable to drive with excellent handling; a truck that drivers want to drive. In past companies I’ve worked for, we’ve seen drivers who didn’t want to drive certain trucks due to their handling and comfort. If you have an expensive work truck that no one

wants to drive, that’s disastrous.” According to Eckert, “our drivers are what we feel are the best in business; dedicated and professional - the cream of the crop. They love the Kenworths, and they’re spec’d exactly the way we want them. We don’t have to go to the aftermarket for add-ons.” The big trucks start with Kenworth C500s configured with 40,000-lb tandem steer axles, which is also known as a Kenworth C550. These bed trucks carry the sub structure for the drilling platform and the derrick. A 65-ton winch pulls the sub-structure onto the truck and the gross load typically ranges from 150,000 to 180,000 pounds. A smaller 30-ton winch is also on the truck to handle smaller

loads. Other C500s are tandem steer tri-drive trucks, equipped with 30- and 45ton stiff boom pickers to hoist anything and everything on the oil lease. Several of the Kenworth C500s and T800s in the fleet are outfitted as tandem or tridem drives and are used as “prime movers” and/ or winch tractors. “These are what actually haul and move the oil rigs down the road,” said Eckert. Depending upon the configuration, the Kenworth C500 twin steers and C500s are equipped with 500- to 600-hp Cummins engines. Many feature planetary drives, which gives added gear reduction on the wheel ends to reduce on the differentials and drivelines. “Nobody can make a truck this big and this strong,” said Eckert. “When we’re making moves for an oil company, there is no excuse for downtime when setting up an oil rig and the support outbuildings. Too many people are waiting and too much money is at stake. The C500 and C500 twin steers are our workhorse trucks, transporting much of the equipment.” On the lighter, but hardly less brawny side of equipment, Dynamic Heavy Haul uses several Kenworth T800s, powered by Cummins engines rated at 550hp and driven through 18-speed transmissions. “Many of the T800s have 4-speed auxiliaries - this gives us two additional lower gears and two higher gears,” explained Eckert.

“The two lower gears are what’s vital when we start out in a crawl with our loads.” The T800 tractors, feature 30-ton winches and haul trailers carrying 100,000plus pounds. “Some of these T800 winch tractors are rigged as “Texas Beds,’” said Eckert. “They’re versatile enough to winch and tow, but also have a full-width live roller on the back as well as cross supports. The winch can draw cement or water tanks onto the bed, or move a drill house right on the back of the T800.” According to Eckert, the T800s and C500s are typically equipped with small sleepers - 38-inch AeroCab(R) and 42-inch modular. “They’re not normally used,” he said. “But they’re there if we have a log book issue, or get stuck in a storm,” said Eckert. “They’re a good safeguard against the unexpected.” In a typical move, Eckert said there are 12 trucks on a job - a combination of C500 twin steers, C500s and T800s. “Forty buildings per site is the norm, and depending on the distance to the production site, it could be from four hours to two days for set-up,” he said. “It takes about a week to drill a well, then, once that’s completed and operating, the whole site is torn down, reloaded, and moved to the next well site.” Ke n w o r t h ’s I n t e r n e t home page is at Kenworth is a PACCAR company.


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Cross Border Services

Wondering Why It’s Getting Tougher at the Borders?

By Dawn Truell


n August 4, 2013 at the Ambassador Bridge, Wi n d s o r / D e t r o i t b o r der, a 61-year-old man from Colborne, Ontario, Wayne Douglas Rutherford, was charged with two counts of illegal drug smuggling and possession of a substance for the purpose of trafficking cocaine and methamphetamine. This gentleman was driving a commercial shipment

of produce from California to Ontario. He was referred for secondary screening where in the front walls of the cargo trailer was found multiple packages totaling 53 kilograms of cocaine and 22 kilograms methamphetamine. O n Au g u s t 9 a t t h e Pharr International Bridge in Pharr, Texas, officers seized $1.5 million in marijuana discovered in a truck shipment of produce. The driver was carrying a shipment of avocados when the officers discovered 120 packages of marijuana concealed in the roof of the trailer and tractor. Drugs smuggled into our beautiful Port of Halifax? On August 12, 50 kilograms of cocaine were found inside a shipping container destined for Ontario by CBSA in a load of auto equipment from Panama. Two men

from Vaughan, Ontario were arrested in this case. In Point Edward on August 19 a 50 year old man from Ellwood, Kansas was arrested when it was found by OPP and CBSA Officers that he was armed with a prohibited 32-caliber Cobra and ammunition entering Canada. Bananas from Ecuador: In a load of bananas destined to Canada and Belgium, 4.4 tons of cocaine were seized and valued at $260 million! On August 31 In Guayaquil, Ecuador, drug dealers tried to bribe police. Five people were arrested. On September 9, 2013, 31 pounds of crystal methamphetamine with a street value of $1 million was seized at the Laredo International Bridge. In the drive shaft of the Ford F-150 driven by Miguel Angel Mar-

tinez-Lopez, 41 of Matamoros, Mexico, and his passenger, Juan Eduardo Villaverde-Hernandez, 52 of Naucalpan, Mexico, CBP officers discovered a “white crystallized substance.” The two were charged with possession and intent to distribute. While the U.S.A. was remembering the fallen on September 11, a case of human smuggling was discovered in a high-seas chase in the Florida Keys. Two men from Las Vegas were arrested during a stolen boat interception by CBP on the ocean side of Boot Key. They were attempting to smuggle 5 migrants from Cuba into the U.S.A. Food, water and gasoline drums were found on the vessel. They were charged with grand theft of the boat, valued at $65,000, property damage, assaulting law enforcement officers, and health and safety

violations for having the gasoline drums on the vessel and attempting to illegally smuggle migrants. Summer is normally a busier time for migrant smuggling due to the calmer seas and favorable currents. Last week, 46 Cuban migrants were caught off the Keys by the U.S. Coast Guard crews. They were stopped before setting foot on U.S. soil under the wet-footd r y - f o o t p o l i c y. T h e policy states that non

nationals that make it to shore and step on U.S. soil can stay. If not they get sent back to Cuba. These 46 were returned. For information regarding anti smuggling, anti human trafficking and anti terrorism initiatives such as PIP, FA S T, C - T PAT, p l e a s e contact Dawn Truell of Cross Border Services 905.973.9136,, www., w w w. c - t p a t - c e r t i f i e d . com.


Ritchie Brothers

Over $530,000 Raised for KidSport BC at 4th Annual Corporate Kids Challenge


ancouver, British Columbia - On September 14, 2013, Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers (NYSE and TSX: RBA) hosted the 4th annual Corporate Kids Challenge and raised more than CA$530,000 for KidSport BC™, a community-based sports funding program that provides grants for financially disadvantaged children to participate in amateur sport. As part of the event, Ritchie Bros. welcomed Olympic athletes, local celebrities and corporate teams to participate in a series of sports day challenges. The opening ceremonies for the event included a presentation from Michelle Stilwell, BC Liberal MLA for ParksvilleQualicum, Corporate Kids Challenge athlete and fivetime Canadian Paralympic

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medal winner in women’s basketball and women’s athletics, on behalf of the Province of British Columbia, where she presented a cheque for CA$400,000 to KidSport BC. “We are here today to celebrate 20 amazing years of KidSport,” said Michelle Stilwell. “Sport creates so many opportunities for us to learn about teamwork, camaraderie and fair play - it helps make us stronger citizens and builds stronger communities. So I am excited to announce, as a representative for the Minister of Sport, Coralee Oakes, that the government of BC is donating $400,000 to KidSport BC. This is a commitment to BC’s future and BC’s families.” The Corporate Kids Challenge teamed up Olympic athletes and local celeb-

rities with 20 corporate teams from the Greater Vancouver area. After facing off in a series of sports day challenges, including tug of war, as well as hockey, soccer and basketball challenges, and an obstacle course set up by the BurnabyFire Department, Marsh/ ACE were crowned this year’s champion. “For me this event is very important because it gives me the chance to give back to an organization that has given me so much,” said Richard Hortness, two-time Canadian Olympian in men’s swimming and former recipient of KidSport funding. “When I was younger and just started swimming competitively and seeing some success, I was told by my parents that we may not be able to afford it

anymore. Thankfully we found KidSport and they were able to help me continue to do something I love.” The evening concluded with a live charity auction featuring auction items donated by local companies and members of the business community. The unreserved auction took place on site at the event - held at Ritchie Bros. head office in Burnaby, British Columbia - where bids were made in person, live online at www.rbauction. com and by proxy. Auction highlights included a 10-person boot camp session with twotime CFL all-star defensive back and TV exercise show host Tommy Europe, Vancouver Canucks gift packages, a deluxe fishing trip vacation for two at Stuart Island, BC and much

more. All proceeds from the charity auction were donated to KidSport BC. “Twenty years ago the staff and board of Sport BC had a vision of a program like KidSport, but I don’t think they could have imagined an event like this today that raises so much money and helps so many kids get in the game,” said Pete Quevillon, Director, KidSport BC. “I would like to say a big thank you to all the corporate teams who came out to support this truly fun and important event,” said Peter Blake, Chief Executive Officer, Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers. “Ritchie Bros. has operations around the world, but BC is our home base - it’s where we were born and bred - and we want to give back to our community. As soon as we connected

with KidSport BC in 2010 there was an instant connection and every year we are so proud to host this event.” Ritchie Bros. plans to host the 5th Corporate Kids Challenge in September 2014. About KidSport™ Established in 1993 by Sport BC, KidSport™ is a community-based sports funding program that provides grants for financially disadvantaged children ages 18 and under to participate in amateur sport and learn valuable life lessons and skills. The organization operates 177 chapters across Canada, 41 of which are based in British Columbia. For more information about KidSport™ and how you can help in your community, please visit www.


Do You Know a Highway Hero? Send in Your Nomination for the Goodyear Highway Hero Award


kron, Ohio - Do you know a professional truck driver who has performed an act of heroism while on the road? The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company wants to hear the story! Goodyear is accepting nominations for its 31st North America Highway H e r o Aw a r d a t w w w. through Nov. 29, 2013. The Goodyear Highway Hero Award, which is the oldest and most prestigious award of its kind, honors truck drivers who put themselves in harm’s way to help others. Goodyear will announce the 31st Highway Hero Award winner during the 2014 Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS) in Louisville, Kentucky. The winner will receive

a $5,000 prize, a custom Goodyear Highway Hero ring, and other honors. The Highway Hero Award was created in 1983 to help elevate the image of the trucking industry and recognize truck drivers for their courage and selflessness. Last year’s Goodyear Highway Hero Award winner, Jason Harte, rescued a family of six, including four children, from a crushed minivan. The previous year’s Goodyear Highway Hero Award recipient, Mike Schiotis, rescued a woman from a gun-wielding attacker. Other past winners include a driver who pulled an elderly man from a car moments before it was destroyed by on oncoming train, a driver who rescued two girls who were trapped in a burning

vehicle, and a driver who dove into a pond to save a child who was stuck in a rapidly sinking car. “ Tr u c k d r i v e r s a r e often first responders to on-highway incidents, springing into action without regard for their o w n w e l l b e i n g and putting their lives on the line to save others,” said Phillip Kane, Vice President, Goodyear Commercial Tire Systems. “Through the Goodyear Highway Hero program, we’ve heard hundreds of stories about truck drivers’ bravery. If you know

a truck driver who has put his or her own safety at risk to help someone else, please let us know.” To nominate a truck driver for Goodyear’s 31st North America Highway Hero Award, fill out the o n l i n e Highway H e r o registration f o r m , and hit the “submit” button, which will send your nomination directly to Goodyear. For consideration, candidates must meet the following criteria: • Must be a full-time truck driver • Must reside in the U.S. or Canada • The incident must have

occurred in the U.S. or Canada • Nominee’s truck at the time of the incident must have had 12 wheels or more •  Nominee must have been on the job - or on the way to or from work in his or her truck - at the time of the incident •  Incident must have taken place between Nov. 16, 2012, and Nov. 16, 2013, to qualify for this year’s program. After the Goodyear Highway Hero Award nomination period ends, the list of eligible Highway Hero Award candidates will be narrowed down to four finalists. A panel of trucking industry judges will then select the 31st Goodyear North America Highway Hero, who will be revealed March 2014

during a special event at MATS. (Final approval of Goodyear Highway Hero finalists and the Highway Hero Award winner is at Goodyear’s sole discretion. Finalists must clear background checks to Goodyear’s satisfaction.) Goodyear is one of the world’s largest tire companies. It employs approximately 69,000 people and manufactures its products in 52 facilities in 22 countries around the world. Its two Innovation Centers in Akron, Ohio and ColmarBerg, Luxembourg strive to develop state-of-theart products and services that set the technology and performance standard for the industry. For more information about Goodyear and its products, go to corporate.


October 2013   15

Keeping Your Vehicles Clean

New Rules for Washing Trucks – Part II

By Jack Jackson


s with all things in the world there are new ideas and thoughts on how to apply old methods that will yield better results for human beings, animals and the environment. Washing vehicles can be taught in the same manner, specifically by following simple new rules for a better wash, a better washing experience, and a better image while being environmentally conscious

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and safe. We h a v e d r a f t e d 1 8 Rules, 9 of which we shared last month, and another set which we now present. Rule 10 is aptly titled Measure, measure, meas u r e ! T h a t ’s b e c a u s e what gets measured can be improved. Once you understand your cost per wash, then you can understand what to key into in order to become even more efficient. Rule 11 is Clean more means clean less. The more you clean your vehicle the less time it takes to clean in the future and thus, less cleaning is required overall. Watch your cost per wash continue to decrease as it takes less time, water, chemicals and labor to achieve a lower cost per wash. Rule 12 addresses the question, How fast can I wash? Until you mea-

sure, you don’t know how fast you can be, so begin the process of measurement and improvement. Rule 13 deals with sewers and their discharge. Where does the water go? Yes, the new “green” in washing …. understand what you are doing before someone comes to you and tell you what you have to do. Rule 14 poses the

question, How can we save the whales & baby ducks? Simply by paying attention to the costs, usage, and discharge of the natural resources you use to wash. Rule 15 is about Safety. Washing by hand is not the safest way to clean a vehicle as many injuries are possible. Driving a dirty vehicle is not safe for the driver and is more likely to catch the atten-

tion of DOT. Rule 16 - Image! Staff members are happy and proud to drive a clean vehicle, and customers expect a clean truck, so don’t disappoint. Rule 17 is about Ergonomics. By planning, you can achieve greater satisfaction with your staff and a better workplace environment. Using any combination of these rules will save

y o u m o n e y, t i m e a n d costs. I hope all or some of these points resonated with you and will help to improve all aspects of your business. Jack Jackson is President of Awash Systems Corp. Email: jjackson@ or call 800.265.7405. Visit our website, North America’s leader in Fleet Washing Solutions.


Ontario Trucking Association

Stay in Touch – Try OTA Alumni


ou spent your career in the Ontario trucking industry as an owner or senior manager of an OTA carrier or allied trades member. You may still be active in the business, or perhaps you’re retired. Regardless, you

would like to keep in touch with industry colleagues you’ve gotten to know over the years (or have yet to get to know!). The OTA Alumni, which is volunteer-led and has been in existence for over 20 years, is a social group for industry people

over 55 years of age. The Alumni’s chief event is a dinner for alumni and spouses held each year in conjunction with the OTA annual convention. However, from time-totime other social events, including group trips abroad, have occurred,

depending on the interest of the alumni themselves. Joining is easy. There is no membership fee. All you have to do is contact OTA’s Yvonne Macaulay at 416.249.7401, ext. 231 or email yvonne. maccaulay@ontruck. org.


October 2013   17

Health Insurance Matters

Savings On Group Insurance Expenses

By Lina Demedeiros


ne of the leading cost effective tools to employee retention is health care benefits. In order to save on group insurance costs the benefits of enlisting the services of a risk man-

ager specializing in health care will improve the performance, productivity and profitability of the company benefit plan. The key is always establishing what benefits matter the most within the various employee categories, ranging from senior management to laborers. Some of the greatest leads into effective benefit management start from the human resources department or with small management groups. For most companies the focus is on costing versus a broader view of their balance sheets. Absenteeism, retention and loyalty

are key drivers in either maximizing or depleting profits. By simply utilizing the services of risk management specialists, recommendations may be made to help offset increased costs of health care services, add value to a benefit plan, and reduce expenses. This service, depending on the situation, is available on a tax deductible basis versus after tax dollar rates. The key is always determining the corporate priorities of the employer, the benefits that matter the most, and the impact of the current benefit plan on profits.

With health care costs increasing and access to qualified specialists becoming more difficult, some executives appreciate concierge health care services which enable them to access their medical records and obtain guided care, especially when faced with multiple health care issues and/ or the need for chronic care services. This option affords the executive the opportunity of narrowing down the wait times to see a qualified specialist and to access services like an MRI scan. One of the greatest risks faced by companies to-


ECE R90 Certification for Brake Discs


r o y, M i c h i g a n W i t h M e r i t o r ’s (NYSE: MTOR) continued focus on world-class quality, the c o m p a n y ’s E u r o p e a n Aftermarket business received the first ECE R90 certification for Meritor AllFit brake discs from the Vehicle Certification Agency (VCA). “Passing this certification is a testament to the performance and durability of our Meritor AllFit brake disc family,” said Michael Boe, Managing Director, Aftermarket Europe, Meritor. “These parts have similar performance attributes

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as original equipment parts and are put through rigorous tests to meet high standards.” During VCA testing, parts are evaluated for geometry, material specifications, wear condition, service brake vehicle performance, comparison with dynamic frictional properties of the original part and high load and thermal fatigue integrity tests. Each disc was tested using R90-approved MDP3000 pads and met each requirement. Testing included 15 or more cycles without damage or failure for thermal

fatigue, 500 cycles without failure for R90 high strength test, and 10 cycles testing for surface cracks up to 2/3 radial width of the friction surface. The VCA is an executive agency of the United Kingdom’s Department for Transport, Type Approval Authority and a leading certification body. “Meritor works continuously to further refine replacement part validation processes and original equipment tests, ensuring products meet customer requirements,” added Boe. For important infor-

mation, visit the company’s website at meritor. com.


day is the Privacy Act. The leading cause of increased insurance costs is pre-existing conditions or addictions. The Privacy Act limits an employer’s ability to obtain medical information; however a risk manager may help curb those costs with pre-employment health risk ratings. These prescreening tools can assist in decreasing employee absenteeism, increasing loyalty and driving the cost of insurance down - a proactive approach, indeed, to early intervention and active management. A good example is an employee earning $30,000 a year who is diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis. By adding a Catastrophic benefit to the plan would save an employer thousands of dollars and loss of time, including benefit costing. For companies who self insure, benefits such as

Short Term Disability, a return to work audit, medical opinion, and actionable treatment are available. In addition, the duration of a claim can be predicted more accurately. The service provided by a health insurance specialist begins with a questionnaire to establish priorities and benefits based on an analysis of the corporate budget and an assessment of the current benefit model in place compared to alternative solutions. The health risk check in the questionnaire can lead to reduced fleet insurance costs by providing for sporadic urine analyses and alcohol and drug testing. If you would like more information on risk management services contact our office or your broker. Lina M. Demedeiros, CHS Pr e side n t, w w w. or call 800.236.5810.


FLO Components Ltd.

FLO Components Ltd. Becomes First SKF Lubrication Business Unit System House for Both LINCOLN & SKF Brands in Canada


utomatic Greasing Systems specialist FLO Components Ltd. is proud to announce that it has received a letter of intent from SKF Lubrication Business Unit (LBU) designating FLO Components as a SKF LBU System House for both LINCOLN and SKF brands. In November 2012, FLO reached an agreement with SKF LBU to become a key distributor in Ontario, of SKF Brand Lubrication Products and Solutions for industrial applications (manufacturing, processing &

packaging). With this new announcement, FLO becomes the first official SKF LBU System House able to offer the entire spectrum of LINCOLN and SKF Lube Solutions, for all applications including on-road trucks and vehicles and off-road mobile and stationary equipment. According to Mr. Len Shpeley, Ontario District

Manager - SKF Lubrication Systems; “Over the last 35 years, FLO Components has and continues to set the standard for what a Lubrication System House should be. We look forward to seeing this same level of professionalism, commitment and expertise applied to the SKF Brand Lubrication Products platform. Effective May 1st 2013, SKF Lubrication Solutions restructured its frontline operations and appointed FLO Components Ltd. as their full service

& support partner for Ontario. FLO is now stocking a full inventory of SKF lube product. Over the short-term, the current SKF Technical & Engineering support team will work alongside FLO to ensure the transition is as seamless as possible.” Commenting on its new role, Deckert said; “FLO

Components has been ‘Meeting Customers’ Needs Better’ as lube solutions experts and trusted lubrication advisors with the LINCOLN brand of equipment and solutions since 1977. We look forward to providing the SKF brand customer, with the same exceptional service and support our Lincoln brand customers have come to expect. Deckert offers some background on how FLO obtained its new status; “The collective efforts of FLO staff has been recognized by SKF LBU managem e n t . F L O ’s superior performance and on-going commitment as a team in building the LINCOLN brand over the longterm created this new opportunity for us. Since 1999, w e have w o n f i v e O u t standing Distributor Awards a n d w e r e recognized in 2010 by then LINCOLN as an important part of their success over 100 years of being in business. Now another honour - we are the “first” dual brand SKF LBU System House in Canada and the second one in North America (the first one in the USA received their letter of intent three hours before us). According to FLO’s Marketing Specialist Gabriel Lopez; “The ‘SKF branded’

lube product compliments the ‘LINCOLN branded’ lube product, filling in gaps which existed in the LINCOLN line for some special applications. With the addition of the SKF line, we can now offer complete cradle-to-grave lubrication solutions for large operations with several diverse requirements,

such as sand and gravel pits, cement plants and paving plants. Combined with our thirty-five years focus on customer service, one phone call is all it takes.” FLO Components Ltd. is a lubrication systems specialist and a leading supplier of “Total Lube Solutions” to major indus-

trial manufacturers, food and beverage, trucking, mining, construction and road building companies and other heavy equipment users in Ontario. For more information, call us: 800.668.5458, email us:, visit our web site: www.flocomponents. com.


October 2013   19

Legal Matters

Take Advantage of Free Consultations By Mark Reynolds


often receive calls from people that have been convicted of an offence without being aware of the penalties for their particular offence. A prime example of this is someone who has decided to save money by representing themselves for a Drive While Suspended charge. After speaking with the prosecutor, the person then agrees to plead guilty and pay their fine. They find out later that their licence has now been suspended for 6 months. The court is not able to waive the suspension because the suspension is a legislated penalty. Given that they have pled guilty, the chances of appealing the matter successfully are slim. In the vast majority of cases the person views the charge as a minor one and therefore simply pleads guilty. Paying a fine is one thing,

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but not being able to drive for 6 months is a pretty significant penalty, especially if the person drives for a living. I have touched on this subject before, but I think it needs to be addressed again. The vast majority of paralegals offer a free initial consultation. Paralegals do not instruct you on how to fight your charge, but they will advise you of whatever issues are involved with your particular offence. They can tell you whether the charge is a serious one, how many demerit points are involved, and what the penalties are for your offence. You are under no obligation to hire the paralegal to represent you, but after being made aware of the facts and penalties for your offence, you can then make a more informed decision regarding whether or not you should retain

a paralegal to represent you or whether you think you can handle the matter yourself. In the case of the suspended licence charge, the 6 month suspension

is much more severe than the fine. In most cases the driver is not aware of the suspension until it’s too late. When you are charged with an offence, always

seek legal advice. It’s free and in many cases being represented by a competent paralegal will save you money in the long run. Mark Reynolds is a licensed paralegal, a former

truck driver, MTO enforcement officer, provincial trainer and Enforcement coordinator and can be reached at 416.221.6888 or email MarkReynolds@


Healthy Living

The Best Alternative to Refined Sugar By Brenda Ricker


oconut sugar is a relatively new, up and coming product in your regular food market. It’s a welcome introduction as many people are trying to change their daily diet to obtain better diabetic health. Regular refined sugar, high fructose corn syrup, processed and packaged foods, plus the quick stop at the fast food drive-in, are all leading to a society of declining health and increased obesity. People

are looking for a way out of this dilemma. Coconut sugar is made from the flowers of the coconut palm tree. Harvested flowers are split open, drained of their sap and then boiled to remove the excess moisture. This syrup is then dried into fine granules. No added chemicals, fertilizers or pesticides are used in any part of the growing, harvesting or processing stages. The final results are therefore always pure and 100% natural.

One of the lowest glycemic index sweeteners on the market, organic coconut palm sugar is high in nutrients, unrefined, contains 16 amino acids, is ecologically beneficial and provides sustained energy with an inspired taste. It is affordable and is used as a replacement, in equal amounts, to refined sugar. For health conscious consumers and diabetics, it can be considered to be the best sweetener substitute. Indeed, organic coconut palm sugar is the perfect

health choice for people and the planet. While coconut sugar has long been a staple for the South East Asian community as part of their culinary heritage and herbal medicine traditions, the evolution of this sweetener into a practical and easy-to-use cane sugar alternative heralds an exciting moment for the food and beverage industry. Follow me on Facebook and Twitter. I can be reached at



Policies Should Match Rhetoric on Driver Importance to the Industry By Marek Krasuski


t is bad news and we’ve all heard it before, but it bears repeating. The shortage of drivers, long a significant problem in the industry, will get still worse. By 2020 the gap between the supply and demand of drivers is expected to reach 25,000 and even peaking at 33,000, given a lower rate of productivity growth. These stats are provided by economists at the Conference Board of Canada in a report entitled “Understanding the Truck Driver Supply and Demand Gap and Its Implications for the Canadian Economy.” There are the usual suspects that account for the crisis. Aging population, congestion, more regulations including hours-ofservice rules, and the na-

tion’s growing appetite for more stuff to help make our lives comfortable and enjoyable. Worst still, the Conference Board report tells us, is that it’s not just trucking that suffers. Productivity gains for the trucking industry, brought about in large part by a talented workforce, flow down the supply chain in the form of lower prices for shippers and ultimately all us consumers. Significantly, one of the Board’s suggestions for improving the state of the industry is to address labour challenges through better working conditions and wages. One dimension to the better-wages debate is overtime pay. The Canadian Labour Code, Part III, specifically states that Commercial Vehicle Drivers are entitled to over-

time pay after 60 hours per week. This also applies to drivers on mileage rates, thanks to a calculation that converts miles to hour equivalents. But there is a catch. The Canadian Labour Code only applies to federally regulated carriers, meaning those that cross borders. Those that don’t, fall under various provincial authorities and are subject to a hodgepodge of differing regulations. In a report earlier this year, the Canadian Trucking Alliance, echoing a common refrain we hear throughout the industry, acknowledged that “drivers are our most important asset.” To give force to the rhetoric underscoring driver importance, the CTA in its study entitled Blue Ribbon Task Force on the Driver Shortage,

took the industry to task by recommending that compensation packages be competitive with other sectors, that driver time should not be wasted waiting at loading docks or for feedback by their carrier, and that they should be paid for all the work they do. Driving, too, should be considered a skilled trade with all the rights and responsibilities implied in that designation. If, as the Conference Board of Canada, the CTA, and other authorities on the subject say, drivers are indispensible to the trucking industry and key to the Canadian economy, then it’s high time to support the rhetoric with legislative teeth and get meaningful and wide ranging regulations in place. In Ontario, labour laws dic-

tate that employers must pay employees overtime rates of at least one and a half times (“time and a half”) the regular rate of pay after 44 hours of work. Commercial drivers, and only those subject to the Canadian Labour Code, are expected to toil

an additional 16 hours to receive the same compensation. Verbal expressions of gratitude, though gracious and heartfelt they may be, are small comfort for the lads and ladies that bring us the goods and services that support our prosperous lives.


October 2013   21

Business Insurance Matters

Conditions of the Markets By Linda Colgan


n reflecting on articles of the past it seems that the topic for the fall is typically insurance market conditions. So what has changed in the past year with the traditional transportation Insurers? The change from Markel to Northbridge has not seen many changes in fleet underwriters so familiarity remains for all Brokers and Insureds. The merge with the Markel sister companies allowed the product

offering to become more enhanced. Property and casualty lines can be written in conjunction with the transportation programme, thereby fulfilling the need of one stop insurance purchasing. Intact has seamlessly orchestrated its merge with Jevco, but in doing so elimination of the speciality non-fleet coverages brought some turmoil to the carriers that had been an interesting portion of the Jevco transportation

portfolio - i.e. car carriers. Fleet and non-fleet coverages continue to be offered through this valued traditional insurance market. Old Republic remains the only Insurer that focuses just on transportation insurance. They have not changed their appetite for U.S exposure for fleet or non fleet. It’s truly a familiar market with many as underwriters and claims staff members have been with ORIC for well over a decade.

Zurich has had some changes in staffing and continues to focus on transportation as a large part of the Ontario speciality insurance market. I would also like to take this opportunity to welcome back Chris Hemphill to the Zurich family. You were missed. GCNA has launched its expansion into the transportation insurance (not just bonding) sector and we extend our wishes of success to the many famil-

iar faces in the new underwriting, claims and loss prevention departments. Economical has some new initiatives and has cemented their foundation with seasoned fleet underwriters. Welcome, Don Williams, to the Aviva fleet team. I know you will provide great leadership in this arena. You have some amazing talent on your team and in the products being offered. The select umbrella

markets still focusing on the transportation lines of business have been consistent and always a pleasure to deal with. This is a snapshot of the state of the traditional market during the past year. See you in the same place this time next year for another annual update. Linda Colgan is a Transportation Insurance Advisor with JDIMI. To contact Linda call 416.809.3103 or email lindac@jdimi. com


Canadian Trucking Alliance

MTA Responds to Councillor Proposing Truck Ban


he Manitoba Trucking Association is frustrated and disappointed with recent comments made by City of Winnipeg Councillor Dan Vandal regarding truck routes in the city. “We have to progress as a city, does anyone other than the trucking association like semi?trailers at Portage and Main?” said Councillor Dan Vandal. According to media reports, Vandal then went on to state, “It’s a no? brainer. We have semi?trailers that go down Provencher over the bridge... and then meander onto Portage Avenue. It’s time to get rid of the tractor trailers from Portage and Main and Provencher Boulevard.” Terry Shaw, General Manager, Manitoba Truck-

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ing Association responded: “We were very surprised to again be hearing a call for a truck ban on Provencher. To hear that Councillor Vandal is making comment on an increased ban is even more surprising and, frankly, very disappointing. The Manitoba Trucking Association is a solutions?based organization. Our preference is to work in harmony with our elected leaders and other stakeholders towards a mutually agreeable result. We have heard loudly, clearly and regularly that Councillor Vandal doesn’t want trucks on certain vital traffic corridors in Winnipeg, such as Provencher, and now possibly Portage Avenue. Unfortunately, what is noticeably lacking from those state-

ments are any suggestions on reasonable alternative routes.” Norm Blagden, President of the Manitoba Trucking Association confirms: “Truck traffic naturally gravitates towards the most efficient routes. The questions trucking companies, and the customers they serve, concern themselves with are: Is the route direct? Is it cost effective? And is it safe? If trucking companies were provided with alternative routes to Provencher and/or Portage that better address those basic business needs, then Winnipeg industry wouldn’t be as reliant on them. Unfortunately, that isn’t the case currently.” Shaw concluded by pointing out that this

proposed ban would impact more than just “the trucking association”, as Councillor Vandal stated: “The trucking industry employs about twenty thousand Manitobans, and is a critical service provider

to other key Winnipeg industries such as construction, manufacturing and retail trade. We question how a key to Winnipeg seeing ‘progress as a city’ includes the arbitrary discrimination of such a large

segment of Winnipeg’s population and industry.” MTA estimates the financial burden to Winnipeg industries of banning trucks from Provencher to be almost $600,000 annually.


October 2013   23


Rethinking Safety When it Hits Close to Home

By Marek Krasuski


have always been a great supporter of safety training - at least in theory. As important as it is to all industries, I must admit I’ve considered it peripheral to my own interests and ambitions. At various times in the past I’ve dragged myself into safety training courses,

always either under protest or duress imposed by an employer or as a condition of employment. Safety, in other words, is better left to the other guys. The ASERT/NATT profile featured in last month’s edition highlighted oil spills training and the use of fire extinguishers, among other services. Writing that story prompted my reflections on safety. If the tea kettle on my stove, which is about to boil any minute, were to catch fire I would take some relief in knowing I could reach for the extinguisher in the corner of the kitchen and

“deal” with the danger. The problem is I’ve never used an extinguisher, never had to release the safety mechanism, and have no idea what would happen even if I was able to pull the trigger - or is it depress the lever? Truth is I’m not proactive about potential risks that I don’t feel threatened by. Sympathetic, yes! Like practically every other Canadian watching the horrific events unfold in the wake of the train derailment in Lac Megantic, Quebec, my heart went out to all those victims - that is, until compassion hardened into rage over the loss of

life and property that ensued from the explosion of hazardous materials. I was compelled to point fingers, find the culprits and punish them. (Seems I’m not alone in this as lots of parties are being called on to participate in the cleanup and will likely stand as defendants in the law suits that will inevitably follow.) Aside from my blustering about incompetence and blame, I went about my daily business. Two days later (funny how related events cluster together) residents of a small town in northern Ontario were evacuated from their homes. My

summer residence lies just 100 metres beyond that evacuation zone. Though I happened to be out of town at the time I felt personally affected. It was a relatively mild event. Ammonia gas was leaking from you guessed it - a railcar passing through this main transportation rail line. Nonetheless, the incident prompted a reassessment of my own vulnerability. If the gas leak was more toxic, would I know what to do if emergency personnel were not around or not able to advise? It’s unrealistic to expect the average Canadian to know how to handle

toxic spills. Even the above-mentioned ASERT program is targeted to folks in firefighting or in transportation who are involved with the handling of petroleum, chemicals and natural gas and presumably have some background in the field. What is realistic is to know what action to take to protect myself and others within my influence in the wake of threats to my safety and theirs. It’s high time for me to start rethinking the importance of safety - after I find the fire extinguisher I thought was in the kitchen corner


Government of British Columbia

First Cariboo Connector Phase 2 Four-Laning Project Complete


rince George, British Columbia - The first Phase 2 Cariboo Connector four-laning project on Highway 97 is now complete. This expanded section of one of B.C.’s most important corridors will improve safety and efficiency for families, commercial traffic and tourists travelling this route. The Old Cariboo Highway-to-Sintich Road project included widening approximately 3.5 kilometres of Highway 97 to four lanes and improv-

ing the intersections at Holmes Road and Bowron Road, as well as a number of highway access roads along the highway. The culvert and roadway banks at Haggith Creek have been stabilized to reduce erosion and maintain the water quality of the creek. The expansion has added capacity to the south end of Highway 97 heading into Prince George and ties into the existing five kilometres of four-laning from the Simon Fraser Bridge to Sintich Road,

completed in 2010 as part of Phase 1 of the Cariboo Connector Program. This $17-million project is part of $200-million committed for Phase 2 of the program that will add 30 kilometres of new fourlane sections to Highway 97. This builds on the $240 million already invested through Phase 1 of the program. The nine Phase 2 projects will all be complete or underway by 2017. When completed, almost 50 per cent of the 440-kilometre highway between

Cache Creek and Prince George will be either three or four lanes wide. Quotes: Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Todd Stone - “This is an important milestone for the Cariboo Connector Program. Building on the success of Phase 1, we’re now well on our way with Phase 2, which when complete, will support economic growth that will benefit workers and families in the region and across the province.” Prince George-Valemount MLA Shirley Bond -

“Improving transportation infrastructure is critical to economic growth and development. Our government’s continued investment in Highway 97 ensures that road users - whether they are lo-

cal residents, tourists or industrial vehicles - have safer, more efficient travel. We appreciate the patience that motorists have had during work on this section of the Cariboo Connector.”


Government of Saskatchewan

New Border Signs Warn Motorists of Photo Enforcement


rivers arriving in Saskatchewan will have a clear reminder to slow down in work zones as new signs warning of photo speed enforcement have been erected at major points of entry. “These signs clearly state that work zone speed limits are photo-enforced and 24   October 2013

that fines have tripled,” Highways and Infrastructure Minister Don McMorris said. “They offer a bold reminder that drivers who refuse to respect our workers and slow to 60 km/hr will be photographed and ticketed.” The seven signs will be posted at Highway 1 at both the Alberta and Mani-

toba borders, Highway 16 at the Alberta and Manitoba borders, Highway 7 at the Alberta border, and Highways 6 and 39 at the U.S. border. Highlighting the new work underway this week is a $2.2 million surfacing project on the westbound lane of Highway 1 from Regina city limits to the

junction with Highway 46. Other projects include repairs to Highway 5 near Humboldt and Highway 6 south of Ceylon, as well as culvert replacements near Grenfell, Craven and Stockholm. To learn more about Saskatchewan work zones, head to www.highways. and

to view a gallery of photos from this year’s construction season, visit www. h i g h w a y s . g ov. s k . c a / / ConstructionGallery2013. Additional travel information about emergency road closures, the status of ferries and barges and other road activities can also be found on the Highway Hotline at www.high- It’s also available by calling 306-787-7623 in Regina, 306-933-8333 in Saskatoon, the SaskTel cellular network at *ROAD, toll-free across Canada at 1-888-335-7623 and via the Highway Hotline mobile website at sk/map/mobile.


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New Products & Services

Fontaine Introduces New Infinity Superior Slide Trailer


a l e y v i l l e, A l a bama - Fontaine Trailer Company, the recognized technology leader in the platform trailer industry, is introducing a new trailer featuring independent sliding axles. The new Infinity Superior Slide is the most versatile platform trailer on the market. It can be configured as a closed tandem set at the rear, a closed tandem set at the front, a full 10’spread axle, and any combination in between. “Fontaine Trailer Dealers deserve much of the credit for this new product launch,” remarked Alan Briley, VicePresident of Sales and Marketing. “They told us that fleets are reporting that several states are beginning to enforce kingpin-to-axle regulations,


dmonton, Alb e r t a - Tr a i l e r Wizards has announced the availability of a new 13-axle trailer for rent  or  lease. The trailer is currently available at Trailer Wizards’ Edmonton location but is available for  rent  or  lease  all over North America. The 13-axle trailer is made up of an Aspen 85 ton tridem lowbed, a hydraulic removable neck, a six-foot deck extension, a tridem common air booster, and a tridem jeep. The trailer is capable of safely hauling a capacity of 85 tons on its 29-foot deck. “At Trailer Wizards, we really stand by having any type of trailer for any type of need,” Gary Myroniuk, Vice President of Trailer Wizards’ Prairie Region explained. “Since a 10axle trailer usually only has a 65 ton capacity, we wanted to ensure we had the equipment for our cus26   October 2013

and that drivers need an easy way to stay in compliance... especially since these regulations vary from state to state, making it even more difficult for drivers to stay in compliance. The Fontaine Infinity Superior Slide is the solution. It gives drivers the ability to change axle settings quickly and easily to accommodate various state regulations, and to keep their equipment rolling no matter where they go. It’s perfect for leasing and rental operations where ‘you never know’ where the trailer might end up running,” he concluded. The entire Infinity line is constructed with fabricated steel mainbeams and steel crossbracing, aluminum floor and rear skirt, and with Fontaine’s exclusive RASR

routed aluminum side rail. The result is a very durable trailer that delivers the perfect balance of strength, weight and economy. Infinity mainbeams are the strongest in the industry, built with grade 130 flanges and welded continuously on both sides. The design and construction are so strong that Fontaine backs it in writing with the XtremeBeamT Lifetime Warranty. You can get warranty details from your local Fontaine dealer. FontaineR Trailer Company is the largest platform trailer manufacturer in the world producing a complete line of aluminum, steel and composite trailers for the flatbed, dropdeck and heavy haul markets. Manufacturing

facilities are located in Jasper, Haleyville and Springville, Alabama. Fontaine Trailer is a Marmon Highway Technologies / Berkshire Hathaway company. Mar-

mon Highway Technologies (MHT) supports the transportation industry worldwide with a wide range of high-quality products and services. For more information

contact Alan Briley, Fontaine Trailer Company, 430 Letson Road, Haleyville, Alabama 35565, call 205.486.5251 or visit w w w. f o n t a i n e t r a i l e r . com.


Trailer Wizards Announces Availability of 13-Axle Trailer tomers in the construction industries or oilfields hauling pieces like bulldozers, rock trucks, cranes, generators, excavators, or whatever they need to get their jobs done and done safely.” Myroniuk continued “The more axles, the more weight the trailer can legally haul.” For more information on the 13-axle trailer, please contact Gary Myroniuk, Vice President of Trailer Wizards’ Prairie Region at 780.451.9015 or toll free at 855.451.9015. For over 50 years, Trailer Wizards Ltd. has been delivering professional commercial trailer solutions with fast, customer-friendly service while continuously driving out costs. As Canada’s largest and only national commercial  trailer rental,  leasing,  sales,  storage,  parts  and  maintenance  company, Trailer Wizards Ltd. provides “Lo-

cal Service… Nationwide” to Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Regina, Winnipeg, Mississauga, Montréal and

Moncton. To learn more about Trailer Wizards Ltd., visit trailerwizards. com.



Combustible Gas Leak Detector


estbury, New Yo r k - T h e Tr a c e r l i n e ® TP-9363 PRO-Chek CG™ Combustible Gas Leak Detector is a high-quality diagnostic tool that is ideal for finding leaks in CNG vehicles, acetylene welding tanks, propane tanks and more. It also detects gasoline, methanol, ethanol, methane, ethane, butane and other dangerous gases. The PRO-Chek CG is twice as sensitive as competitive units, and features a threeposition switch with a

sensitivity slide that helps pinpoint the location of each leak fast! Additional features in-

clude a variable-intensity auto alarm and flashing yellow LED to determine the size of t h e

leak, and an auto-zero function that blocks out background gas levels. The detector’s chromeplated, flexible metal probe holds its position in tight areas. The PRO-Chek CG comes complete with sensor, (2) D cell batteries and a rugged carrying case. For more information about the Tracerline® TP9363 PRO-Chek CG™, call toll-free 800.641.1133. Outside the United States and Canada, call 516.333.1254 or visit website at


New Products & Services

Industry Breakthrough Aids in Fatigue Reduction & Driver Wellness By Marek Krasuski


ommercial drivers are subject to myriad pressures and demands. From wait times at loading docks to on-time deliveries to conformance with a host of compliance regulations, they are expected to transport goods while adhering to strict safety procedures. Indeed, safety, a chief consideration in the trucking industry, requires professionalism in the execution of all driver-related responsibilities, not least of which includes excellent driving practices. Unfortunately, fatigue, borne of sleep deprivation in many cases, undermines the industry’s best efforts to maximize safety performance. The National Transportation Safety Board, for example, estimates that truck drivers who fall asleep at the wheel are a contributing factor in half of the truck related road deaths on North America’s thoroughfares every year. In addition, a significant minority of drivers, fully 44 percent, claimed to rarely, or never, get a decent night’s sleep before the next work day; the average was just 4.78 hours’ sleep. Research studies indicate that falling asleep during waking period’s increases if a person sleeps less than six hours. These trends, particularly disturbing for drivers and other transportation personnel responsible for the safe delivery of cargo, prompted a bi-national initiative to study fatigue and its impact on the industry. The North American Fatigue Management Program (NAFMP) is a comprehensive approach for the management of commercial driver fatigue and represents a collaboration among multiple jurisdictions in Canada

and the U.S. and various motor carrier stakeholder groups. Its focus is to develop a corporate culture that reduces driver fatigue though education, screening and treatment, optimized scheduling, and the provision of fatigue management technologies. Many factors contribute to fatigue. The demands of work and a busy personal life, physical health, scheduling, stress, and even the time of day can contribute to a driver’s tiredness and heighten risk factors while behind the wheel. It is for this multiplicity of fatigue causes, including sleep deprivation that the NAFMP developed a variety of educational opportunities to deal with the complexity of these issues. The NAFMP has contributed significant time and resources to the development of a comprehensive Fatigue Management Program that will enhance the ability of trucking companies and drivers to effectively deal with the challenges, and ultimately to provide solutions, to fatigue in this highly competitive and demanding industry. The NAFMP, by helping motor carriers to recognize the critical factors that add to fatigue, including sleep debt, will assist in the better management of fatigue and, by extension, the reduction of collisions. To this end it has developed 10 instructional models tailored to all stakeholders in the industry - Commercial Drivers, Driver Spouses and Families, Motor Carrier Executives and Managers, Safety Managers and Other Trainers, Dispatchers and Driver Managers, and Freight Shippers and Receivers. The importance that the NAFMP places on sleep underscores the prepon-

derance of evidence that it is, indeed, the most efficient way to address fatigue. This evidence is supported by a related study by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) stating that commercial drivers involved in a fatigue crash had on average just 5.5 hours of sleep, and for those crashes where fatigue was not a factor, the sleep average was 8 hours. The same study goes on to say that recognition errors such as faulty perception, distraction and inattention, and decision errors - risk taking, aggressive driving, judgement problems - could also be caused by fatigue. Though adequate sleep is key to addressing fatigue, the quality of sleep is as important as quantity. Without it, a person’s potential can be limited. Poor sleep can lead to drowsiness and irritabili t y. E v e n the loss of one night’s sleep increases tension and over time can leave people looking older than they are. How well a person sleeps determines how well they will function when awake. To be sure, a good night’s sleep yields benefits far beyond the satisfaction of having slept well. It improves memory, enhances clear thinking and decision making functions, and reduces exhaustion and the risk of infections, diabetes and heart conditions, among other ailments. Moreover, the number of stress hormones diminishes while in restful sleep, thereby reducing cardiovascular disease and other stress related illnesses.

The collaborative approach undertaken by the NAFMP in addressing fatigue establishes a sound plan of action. Widespread participation from all industry stakeholders enhances results and drivers, particularly, need to be apprised of the essentials of a quality sleep. Among those essentials is an appropriate sleeping environment, and one of the most important factors in a truck cab sleeper is the temperature. Cooler temperatures allow the brain to rest properly and allow the body to repair it-

self. Another factor is the right mixture of darkness and light. A quiet environment is equally important as is a smoke free and odourless space. Strong scents disturb breathing and cause poor sleep. Of equal importance to a good sleep, and ultimately to the promotion of safe driving practices, is the right equipment, namely the mattress. Several features are essential to a quality product that goes beyond the minimum DOT requirements of a 4-inch foam mattress. It should, for example, conform to the body for superior cushioning and comfort. High elasticity is also required

so that the mattress responds immediately to changes in body position. Too much heat generation will compromise firmness and support, therefore a mattress with the optimal level of density is neces-

ized approach to creating an effective sleep environment with rejuvenating gel mattresses that are designed to respond to the specific weight and shape of each user. The gelMaster truck mattress

sary to prevent it from collapsing under body weight. A quality mattress should have a high load bearing capacity and contain properties that maximize durability and resilience. In addition, a temperature-neutral mattress that will never get warmer than body temperature is advised. It should also be impervious to odours and fluids. The material should be non allergenic and be easily cleaned and sanitized. Mindful of the NAMFP focus on fatigue-causing factors such as inadequate sleep, MacDavid Wellness Solutions Inc. has developed an individual-

technology introduced into the marketplace by MacDavid Wellness represents a 21st Century breakthrough in truck mattress technology. With a pliable infused liquid gel material, combined with a quality engineered viscoelastic layer for weight absorption and distribution, gelMaster has revolutionized sleep comfort and mattress hygiene for the trucking industry. Ontario, Western and Eastern Trucking News will feature articles and testimonials of the gelMaster mattress and other products by MacDavid Wellness Solutions in subsequent editions of Woodward Publishing magazines. For more information visit their website at: www.macdavidinc. com, email, or phone 416.282.4435.


October 2013   27

Tires & Wheels

Kal Tire Educates Canadians About TPMS


ernon, British Columbia - A tire’s number one enemy isn’t road hazards; it’s under-inflation. Most drivers know low tire pressure can lead to skidding, hydroplaning and blow outs, even losing control of a vehicle. Yet most people aren’t aware of a tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) in their vehicle and they don’t recognize the low tire pressure light that could save their life. According to Transport Canada, a recent study indicated that about 50% of the vehicles on the road in Canada have at least one tire that is either over or under-inflated by more than 10%. In fact, 10% of all vehicles surveyed had at least one tire underinflated by 20%. This represents a real safety issue. Canada Safety Council states that under-inflation is the leading cause of tire failure. In the U.S., the National Highway Transportation Safety

Administration estimates 660 people per year are killed as a result of underinflated tires. Low tire pressure has a big impact on road safety. Since you can’t always tell if a tire’s pressure is low just by looking at it, tire pressure monitoring systems were created to warn drivers when this happens. The symbol, which illuminates on the dashboard, appears like a treaded horseshoe surrounding an exclamation mark. “TPMS is such an important safety feature, but we’re finding a lot of drivers don’t know what TPMS is and there is skepticism about its value,” says Carey Hull, Director of retail products, Kal Tire. “Just like seatbelts and air bags, TPMS can save lives. We want to help Canadians understand TPMS, what the warning light looks like and what to do when they see the symbol light up on

their dashboard.” A tire loses its ability to manage the vehicle’s weight when pressure drops as little as five per cent. As a result, steering, braking and suspension can suffer. If the TPMS senses your tire is underinflated by 25 per cent or more below the vehicle manufacturer’s recommended air pressure, the TPMS symbol illuminates on your dashboard. This is a warning to pull over and check your tire pressure. Once checked, if the tires all appear normal, proceed with caution to a tire service centre to have them properly inspected. “Ideally, everyone would check their tire pressure monthly, long before it’s ever under-inflated by 25 per cent, because at that point, you could be in danger,” says Hull. “Ideally drivers would never see the TPMS symbol illuminate on their dashboard, but if they do, we want them

to be able to respond appropriately.” Starting in 2007, TPMS became a legislated feature on all passenger vehicles sold in the United States, the first country to mandate TPMS. Today, nearly 70 per cent of new vehicles sold in Canada are TPMS-equipped, but the feature isn’t mandated here. Schrader International, the leading supplier of TPMS sensors, valves, tools and training, predicts that over the next decade, TPMS will be a standard safety feature on all vehicles globally. “Initially, there was a lot of skepticism from people in the US as well,” says Trevor Potter, Vice President Sales and Marketing, North America, Schrader International. “Drivers didn’t yet understand the value of having a system that automatically detects low tire pressure, but that’s changed in the

last few years. In the US, more and more people know what it is now, and they appreciate it.” We are approaching a busy season for winter tire changeovers. Consumers should be aware of what needs to be done to the TPMS in their vehicle when changing tires. If a new set of wheels are being purchased with new tires, new TPMS sensors may need to also be purchased and the system will need to be reset. If a set of tires are being installed on existing rims, then TPMS service will be required. The extra service fee charged to ensure the system is working on new tires sometimes confuses and upsets Canadians who haven’t heard of TPMS, says Hull. “There is a sense of frustration from people when they come into the store and they have to have TPMS work done, but once we explain what it is and that it could prevent

tire failure, people are more accepting.” When new vehicles first started entering Canada with TPMS installed, Kal Tire chose to embrace the technology and the safety it gives drivers. All Kal Tire technicians are fully trained in TPMS procedures and are equipped with the latest diagnostic tools in order to ensure the TPMS is working properly. Maintaining the TPMS in a vehicle may cost a few extra dollars, but it will also save money. Tires that wear evenly last longer. Some tire manufacturers advise that just five PSI below placard pressure could lessen a tire’s life by as much as 25 per cent. Proper tire inflation also provides better fuel economy, saving money at the pump. Most importantly, maintaining the TPMS in a vehicle can save lives. For more information, please visit www.kaltire. com.


“One Continental” Offers Full Commercial Spectrum at SEMA 2013


ort Mill, South Carolina - Continental Tire the Americas, LLC’s Commercial Vehicle Tire group is bringing its “One Continental” approach to the annual SEMA show to be held at the Las Vegas Convention Center November 5 - 8, 2013. Situated just across from its dynamic sister group, the Passenger and Light Truck unit, Conti’s truck tires, retreads, and ContiPressureCheck tire pressure monitoring system will be together to represent “One Continental” in booth 42205. The “One Continental” approach, first demonstrated at the Mid-America 28   October 2013

Trucking Show in March 2013, represents how Continental is the manufacturer that is best able to meet a trucking fleet’s needs and lower their overall driving costs, said Paul Williams, Continental’s Executive Vice President for truck tires, the Americas. The company does this by offering a wide spectrum of tire and automotive components for commercial trucks in the Americas, he explained, and thus is the best partner for truck tire dealers looking to grow their business. “We’re going to have a very unique proposition for truck tire dealers who visit us at SEMA. Whether

they are North American or Latin American based, they can take advantage of Continental’s premium new truck tires, premium ContiTread™ retreads, or the ContiPressureCheck™ tire pressure monitoring system. By offering them a full range of products needed by today’s trucking fleets for their tires, we’ll give dealers the competitive advantage they are looking for,” Williams said. “We can even help them access products from our

automotive companies in the Continental family to help diversify their business.” The company will focus on growing its dealer network throughout the Americas, and is again actively inviting prospective dealers and retreaders to come learn about the ContiLifeCycle philosophy - encompassing products for the total lifetime of a truck tire. Continental will have Spanish-speaking personnel on hand to meet

with dealers from the Latin American markets and discuss their needs, and the booth also features demonstrations of the ContiPressureCheck tire pressure monitoring system. This evolutionary tire pressure monitoring system was designed in cooperation with Continental’s Commercial Vehicles & Aftermarket business unit from the Automotive division, who will also be represented at the show in booth 22693. “We are very excited to attend SEMA again in 2013 and looking forward to meeting with dealers who want to become business partners with Continental, from all markets through-

out the Americas,” Williams said. “We are confident that we are the ‘one’ manufacturer who can best help them grow their business. Not only do we address the full lifecycle of a tire through new products, retreading and tire pressure monitoring, we can also connect them to our Automotive division to address their customers’ component, aftermarket, safety and electronic needs.” Interested dealers are invited to stop by booth 42205 for an appointment, or to email commercial.tireinfo@conti-na. com to request information in advance of the SEMA show.


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Collecting Rarities & Memories in a ‘59 Square Bird By Wendy Morgan-McBride


ernie Card is a collector, but not just any ordinary collector. He is a collector of special, rare objects, but as he puts it, anyone can be a collector if they want to. It all depends on how deep in debt you want to go. “I love collecting odd cars, not rare but the ones that are not overly popular,” Bernie said on a sunny Sunday afternoon at the Annual Zwick’s Park Lion’s Classic Car show and shine. We sat in his 1959 Thunderbird, a rare and unique experience for this writer, under a small shade tree, just cruising through stories of collecting and how he came to purchase this rare "square bird" of a car. All this talk of rarities explains his love and knowledge of collecting. The Thunderbirds were the original NASCAR racers and this car had its time on the track before leaving California and coming to Canada. It made its rounds in Canada too, not on the racing track mind you, but on the track of our great

nation. Bernie researched the history of his car. It started its Canadian life in Winnipeg, Manitoba, was then sold and traveled to Powasson, Ontario, and finally became the property of the owner of the Asterville Buslines where Bernie found it on a trip to the Barrie Flea Market just over six years ago. “The wife and I like to travel and attend flea markets and such to find rare items. It’s great to keep the body young when you are retired,” he laughs. “We always make a list of things we hope to find, and this particular year I put a car on the list. She asked what kind of car and after thinking about it I said a fast one, but it also has to be comfortable. So when we came home this car came too.” The car has been fondly named ‘Caroline’ after his mother. He snickered at that statement as he explained that it was his wife’s way of getting back at him for naming a previous purchase, a 1930 Model A Rumble Coupe,

after her mother, ‘Gladys’. The car is a rich Hickory Tan, the original call as stated on the ownership and VIN registration. It has an Author White top and the inside mimics these colors. It is equipped with the original motor, a line 430 7L and cruisomatic large transmission. With 166,000 miles and the original classic appearance, you would think it just came off the sales floor. Over the last six years Bernie has replaced the gas tank and rebuilt the motor and transmission to keep it in good running order. It was ready for the road when he purchased it at $12,000, and he estimates it has a current value of $17,500. He would like to get it repainted because of a minor accident and a couple scratches which he admits were his fault. But if you could find them you would do better than me. He had to show me where they were, and you could sense his embarrassment for even letting me photograph it in what he thought was a less than perfect state… LOL. Purists were mad when an enlarged Thunderbird appeared in 1958 sporting a backseat, but Ford officials couldn’t have cared less; demand was soaring for the allnew “Squarebird.” Sales jumped a whopping 76 percent in 1958 to 37,892, and another 67,456 Thunderbirds followed in 1959, joined by 92,843 in 1960. In 1958 there was the introduction of a hardtop model and a unitized body/frame platform similar to the construction used by Lincoln’s equally new Continental. The wheelbase increased to

113 inches, overall length went up 2 feet, and the weight jumped about a half-ton. To move this mass, Ford’s new FE-series 352 cubic-inch V-8 replaced the 312-cid Y-block. Linc o l n ’s e v e n larger 430 cubic-inch V-8 became an option in 1959. A fully automatic convertible top appeared in 1959, followed by this country’s first postwar sunroof, a manually controlled hardtop option offered in 1960. The coilsspring suspension used in the rear in 1958 was traded for traditional leaf springs in 1959. He says that, although it is fast and as comfortable as sitting on your living room couch, the best thing is the looks you get when this racing beauty c om e s d own the road. You know it is coming and you just have to look. I loved meeting this couple and spent time with them again to photograph the Model A mentioned earlier. Please watch for that story in the next few months, it will even feature my 11 year old niece whose dream is to own a rumble coupe. Be sure to check out the Drive Back in Time fan page on Facebook and see other photos of this

car, as well as past articles and our new Woodward Publishing Fan Page. Also… click "like" and add your comments or

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Ontario Trucking Association

Licence Fee Increase Phase-In Extended by a Year


ntario Minister of Transportation Glen Murray has responded to concerns raised by the trucking industry over the phase-in period of the 70% increase in commercial plate fees originally announced in March 2012. In a letter dated August 27 and sent to OTA president David Bradley, the minister states: “I am pleased to advise you that the ministry is adjusting the fee schedule to implement the heavy commercial vehicle validation increase over a three-year period instead of a twoyear period. The increase scheduled for December 2013 will now be an intermediate step. The final increase has been delayed by one year with an implementation date of December 2014. This change is in response to the concerns you raised that the trucking industry felt this increase to be steep and over too short a period of time.” While acknowledging that the plate fees had not increased in 20 years, the Ontario Trucking Association at the time of the original announcement objected to the government’s characterization

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of the increases as being “modest” and “gradual.” The original schedule had the fees increasing by 30% in December 2012 and then by another 40% in December 2013. The association proposed that at the very least the increases needed to be phased-in over a longer period to allow the industry to adjust. To get the message out to government, OTA launched a “Put the Brakes on the 70% Fee Increase” campaign which provided trucking companies with a portal to communicate with their local MPPs on this matter. Under the new, recently announced schedule, the fees will increase by about 22.3% on December 1, 2013 compared to current levels and then by another 6.3% in December 2014. “Although OTA had urged the government to cancel the fee increase altogether, this announcement to delay full implementation until 2014 provides carriers with some additional breathing space and allows them time to adjust contracts accordingly,” said OTA President David Bradley. “A 70% increase in any

expense item is a challenge,” says Bradley. “Unfortunately, when it comes to things like taxes and fee increases it’s very difficult to shut the barn door after the horses have bolted. Nevertheless, we welcome the minister’s announcement; the government has listened to the concerns of truckers, who, under the previous phase-in sched-

ule, were being asked to bear a disproportionate toll of the increase in these tough economic times.” The schedule for a number of other previously announced but more modest fees increases (e.g., for the air brake endorsement practical test, o/o permit replacement, trip permits, etc.) remain essentially unchanged.

The fee schedule accompanying the announcement did include the introduction of a new fee of $32 starting October 1, 2013 for a new entrant education and evaluation/commercial vehicle operator’s registration written test. Further details on the new entrants program to follow. OTA remains concerned that certain heavy utility

trucks - such as mobile cranes, vacuum trucks, concrete pumping trucks and water trucks - are exempt from paying any plate requirements and therefore from paying any vehicle registration fees and fuel taxes. The association estimates the revenue leakage to the province from this runs around $50 million per year.



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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

Bookkeeping Software

clutch products

compliance services

Emergency Road Services

TruckersBooks, 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

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

Brake & Safety check Products

automated Lubrication systems


The Extra Foot

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

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

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

“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 cargo control products


••• Air Brake Instructor Support

Mover’s Equipment & Supplies FLO Components Ltd.

Freinmeister Group Inc. 6 Farnham Crescent London, ON N6K 1K1 Tel: 519.641.6770

“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:

Air Conditioning & Heating: Sales & Service

S.E.T.I. Imports Inc.

150 South Service Road Stoney Creek, ON L8E 3H6 Toll Free: 800.268.5076 Tel: 905.573.3101 34   October 2013

clutch products

Clutch Distribution Centre Inc.


Niagara Service & Supply Ltd.

6176 Atlantic Drive Mississauga, ON L5T 1W2 Toll Free: 800.668.3773 Tel: 905.670.4488 Fax: 905.670.2748

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

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 Alt. Tel: 416.742.0003 Fax: 416.745.7829

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

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

Emergency Road Services Corporation

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

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

Contrast Logistics Software

People Tracks Inc.

RATE-N-ROLL© is a family of costing and pricing products for the trucking and logistics industry. 451 Donegal Street, 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

DPF Cleaning

factoring, finance & foreign exchange

Cross Border Services C-TPAT, FAST, PIP, CSA, SCAC, Bonded Carrier, NAFTA, Customs Brokerage and SAPP. 4130 Foxwood Drive Burlington, ON L7M 4L3 Tel: 905.973.9136 Fax: 905.315.7427


DPF Cleaning Specialists Clean and Care of your DPF is our only business with replacement of popular part numbers. 5325 Outer Drive Windsor, ON N9A 6J3 Toll Free: 877.373.2580 Tel: 519.737.6005 Fax: 519.737.0005 driver services,

Danatec Educational Services Ltd. recruitment & employment “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


“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


Drakkar Human Resources 6303 Airport Road, Suite 100 Mississauga, ON L4V 1R8 Toll Free: 877.372.5527 Tel: 905.795.1397 Fax: 905.795.1391


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

Accutrac Capital Solutions 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


Kee Human Resources “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

Liquid Capital Midwest Corp.

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

Fasteners, Fittings, Hose & Shop Maintenance supplies


insurance brokers

insurance brokers



AC Global Systems provides fleet owners the tools they need to get F.B. Feeney Hardware the maximum efficiency out of their Canadian Insurance Brokers Inc. HUB International Ontario Ltd. 1 Eglinton Ave. East, Suite 415 mobile assets. Using GPS fleet Transportation Insurance “Serving the industrial and trucking Toronto, ON M4P 3Z1 management our typical customer aftermarket since 1952.” 33 Princess Street, Suite 501 Tel: 416.486.0951 saves 20% on their annual fuel 7515 Kimbel Street Leamington, ON N8H 5C5 costs. Fax: 416.489.5311 Mississauga, ON L5S 1A7 Toll Free: 800.463.4700 2795 Highway Drive Toll Free: 800.363.0639 Tel: 519.326.9339 Trail, BC V1R 2T1 Tel: 416.750.4610 Fax: 519.326.0128 Toll Free: 877.364.2333, ext 14 Other Tel: 905.405.1275 ••• Fax: 250.483.6493 Fax: 905.505.0616 •••

••• Multi-Line Fastener Supply Co. Ltd. “Serving fastener needs for Industrial, Automotive & Maintenance Trades.” 1100 Courtney Park Dr. E., Unit 5 Mississauga, ON L5T 1L7 Tel: 905.677.5088 Fax: 905.677.4917


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

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

Diesel Spec Inc. 1570 Richardson Street Montreal, QC H3K 1G3 Tel: 514.932.0060 Fax: 514.932.9741 Fuel & Lubricants Direct

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


insurance brokers

Dalton Timmis Insurance Group

fuel additives & lubricants

Bennetts Power Service Products

Dalton Timmis Insurance Group

Baird MacGregor Insurance Brokers LP

825 Queen Street East Toronto, ON M4M 1H8 Toll Free: 800.263.3030 Tel: 416.778.8000 Fax: 416.778.4492

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



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


730 Permit Services 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


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


Permits & services

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


C.U.T.C. Inc. 1295 Crois Carol Laval, QC H7W 1G3 Toll Free: 866.927.8294 Tel: 450.687.8294 Fax: 450.687.6963 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 lubricants (synthetic)

Can-Clean Pressure Washers 6790 Davand Drive, Units 13 & 14 Mississauga, ON L5T 2G5 Toll Free: 888.568.8001 Tel: 905.568.4868 Fax: 905.565.8821 Rust Preventive Products

TruChoice Div. of LMD Insurance Alternative Coverage to WSIB, Group Benefits Consultants, Life, Investments, Travel. 2550 Matheson Blvd. East Suite #130 Mississauga, ON L4W 4C1 Toll Free: 800.236.5810 Tel: 416.748.9994 Cell: 416.704.0870

Sinwal Enterprises Inc. 5656 Bell Harbour Drive Mississauga, ON L5M 5J3 Toll Free: 866.326.7645 Tel: 416.520.5527 Fax: 905.814.1802 oil furnace sales & Service



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


Transure Insurance Inc. “In the Truck Insurance Business for 20 years.” 40 Division Road North, R.R. 3 Cottam, ON N0R 1B0 Tel: 519.839.6588 Fax: 519.839.6087

Corrosion Control Coatings Ltd.

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

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

Bryson & Associates Insurance Brokers Ltd.

Bryson Insurance & Financial Services Ltd. Suppliers of Esso Fuel and Mobil “For All Your Trucking Insurance Lubricants to all sizes of businesses Needs. Transportation Insurance, large or small, stationary or on the Fleet Safety Management Services, go, on land or at sea. Bonds, Health, Drug, Dental, Life 3100 Underhill Avenue & Disability Insurance. Same Day Burnaby, BC V5A 3C6 Quotes up to 10 units.” Tel: 604.420.4331 Toll Free: 800.661.5196 Fax: 604.420.4137 Fax: 905.426.4959

Blue Water West Ltd.

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

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

Cramaro Tarpaulin Systems 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

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 October 2013   35

tarps & tarping systems

towing services

Stellar Roadside Assistance Ltd. 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 tire balancing

towing services

J P Towing Service & Storage Ltd

We are a family run business 185 Bartley Drive offering services such as Battery Tremcar Inc. Toronto, ON M4A 1E6 Boost, Fuel Delivery and Winching We offer service to your light & Canada’s largest cargo tank and including Heavy, Flatbed, Float medium duty vehicles in most Towing and Light Duty. Available 24 tank-trailer manufacturer for the areas of Ontario, 24/7. hours a day, 7 days a week. transportation of a large variety of 11 Glen Scarlett Road Simply dial... dry and liquid products. Toronto, ON M6N 1P5 Toll Free: 855.424.2300 790 Montrichard Avenue Toll Free: 866.527.8225 Tel: 416.424.2300 St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, QC J2X 5G4 Tel: 416.203.9300 Fax: 416.424.2303 Toll Free: 800.363.2158 Fax: 416.203.9303 Tel: 450.347.7822 Fax: 450.347.8372 ••• trailer Sales, leasing, rentals & service

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

K.B.W. Towing

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

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



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 Tools

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 towing services

Pat Rogers Towing

Action Automotive, Towing & Recovery “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


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

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

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 36   October 2013

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

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

Cambridge Truck & Trailer Ltd. Cambridge Truck and Trailer has been a family-owned and operated business for more than 40 years. Serving clients throughout Ontario we have built our loyal customer base on value, reliability and commitment to get the job done. 690 Fountain Street North Cambridge, ON N3H 4R7 Toll Free: 800.267.7371 Tel: 519.653.7371 Fax: 519.653.4037


trailer Sales, leasing, rentals & service

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

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


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


Best Transfer

6 Winer Road, R.R. #3 Guelph, ON N1H 6H9 Tel: 519.767.5555 Toll Free: 800.862.1470 Fax: 519.767.5105

Star Van Systems

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


The Rosdale Group

6845 Invader Crescent Mississauga, ON L5T 2B7 Toll Free: 877.588.0057 Tel: 905.670.0057 Fax: 905.696.4630


Transportation Training

Brian Kurtz Trucking Ltd.

Transportation Training

Traffic Offences`

Fort Garry Industries

MG Paralegal Professionals

“Being off the road will cost you time & money. Fight your tickets and keep your driver’s abstract clean. For free consultation contact us by phone or visit our website.“ 94 Indian Road Toronto, ON M6R 2V4 Tel: 416.201.1195 Fax: 416.907.1683 www.torontoparalegalprofessionals. com trailer manufacturers [ tankers ]


A Towing Service Ltd.

trailer manufacturers [ tankers ]

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

Bedard Tankers Inc.


••• Carmen Transportation Group

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


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

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

3700 Weston Road Toronto, ON M9L 2Z4 Toll Free: 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

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


Alpine Truck Driver Training

Contact: Jack Lochand 595 Middlefield Road, Unit 10 Scarborough, ON M1V 3S2 Toll Free: 855.869.1222 Tel: 416.869.1222 Fax: 416.869.0222

Commercial Heavy Equipment Training Ltd. Contact: Dwight Nelson 2421 Cawthra Road Mississauga, ON L5A 2W7 Toll Free: 800.297.4322 Tel: 416.456.2438 Fax: 905.281.9637

Transportation Training

Transportation Training

Transportation Training

Transportation Training

Truck & Trailer Repairs

truck equipment

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


Crossroads Training Academy - Barrie Contact: Read Conley or Diane Austin 49 Truman Road Barrie, ON L4N 8Y7 Toll Free: 866.446.0057 Tel: 705.719.2419 Fax: 705.719.2438

Crossroads Training Academy Belleville Contact: Al Dykstra 53 Grills Road Belleville, ON K8N 4Z5 Toll Free: 888.771.1495 Tel: 613.771.1495 Fax: 613.771.1495 info@crossroadstrainingacademy. com www.crossroadstrainingacademy. com

Crossroads Training Academy Kingston Contact: Robert Barclay 1525 Centennial Drive Kingston, ON K7L 4V2 Toll Free: 888.282.6605 Tel: 613.389.6000 Fax: 613.389.1998 info@crossroadstrainingacademy. com www.crossroadstrainingacademy. com

Crossroads Training Academy Ottawa Contact: Brian Adams or Erica Kelly 2020 Bantree Street, Suite 200 Ottawa, ON K1B 5A4 Toll Free: 866.529.1113 Tel: 613.742.7499 Fax: 613.742.7899

Crossroads Truck Training Academy - Smiths Falls

Contact: Brian Adams/Erica Kelly 10 - 12 Maple Avenue 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 or Krista Gray 505 Kenora Ave., Bldg. 1, Unit 1 Hamilton, ON L8E 3P2 Toll Free: 800.273.5867 Tel: 905.575.7606 Fax: 905.388.6699 or

Friendly Truck Driving School

Contact: Thiru or Dhas Mahalingam 850 Tapscott Road, Unit 9 Scarborough, ON M1X 1N4 Toll Free: 855.414.3837 Tel: 416.291.9075 Fax: 416.291.1144

Greater Ottawa Truck Training Contact: Shahram Dowlatshahi 5 Caesar Avenue Ottawa, ON K2G 0A8 Toll Free: 877.468.8229 Tel: 613.727.4688 Fax: 613.727.5997

Jay’s Professional Truck Training Centre

Contact: Jay Pootha or Chandrika Fernando 589 Middlefield Road, Unit 11 Scarborough, ON M1V 4Y6 Toll Free: 877.611.1511 Tel: 416.299.9638 Fax: 416.609.9814

Kim Richardson Transportation Specialists Inc. 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. 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: Brian 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 Toll Free: 877.967.0444 Tel: 519.737.0444 Fax: 519.737.0445

Ontario Truck Driving School - London Contact: Gus Rahim 427 Exeter Road London, ON N6E 2Z3 Toll Free: 800.799.5627 Tel: 519.858.9338 Fax: 519.858.0920

Ontario Truck Driving School - Tri-County Voc. Driver Training Niagara-on-the-Lake Schools Inc. Contact: Jim Campbell 281 Queenston Road Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0 Toll Free: 855.265.5627 Tel: 905.685.1117 Fax: 905.641.0533

Contact: Richard Wynia 480 Waydom Drive Ayr, ON N0B 1E0 Toll Free: 800.265.0400 Tel: 519.653.1700 Fax: 519.622.4002

Contact: Gus Rahim 2155 Fasan Drive Oldcastle, ON N0R 1L0 Toll Free: 866.410.0333 Tel: 519.737.7890 Fax: 519.737.1733

Contact: Martha Jansenberger 252 Queen Street East Brampton, ON L6V 1C1 Toll Free: 888.282.3893 Tel: 905.450.2230 x. 1610 Fax: 905.450.3041

Ontario Truck Driving School Oldcastle

Ontario Truck Driving School Owen Sound Contact: Gus Rahim 1051 – 2nd Avenue East Owen Sound, ON N4K 1S3 Toll Free: 877.378.0444 Tel: 519.376.0444 Fax: 866.800.6837

Ontario Truck Driving School - Sarnia Contact: Gus Rahim 141 Mitton Street South Sarnia, ON N7T 3C5 Toll Free: 800.799.5627 Tel: 519.332.8778 Fax: 519.337.5911

Ontario Truck Training Academy - Brampton Contact: Yvette Lagrois 76 SunPac Blvd. Brampton, ON L6S 5Z8 Toll Free: 800.753.2284 Tel: 905.367.0066 Fax: 905.792.0985


College - Brampton


Contact: Yvette Lagrois 199 Wentworth Street East Oshawa, ON L1H 3V6 Toll Free: 800.753.2284 Tel: 905.723.1237 Fax: 905.723.1245

Contact: Yvette Lagrois 365 Lansdowne Street East, Unit 3 Peterborough, ON K9L 2A3 Toll Free: 800.939.1463 Tel: 705.743.1888 Fax: 705.743.1875


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 truck CUSTOMIZING

Quality Custom

12 Clarke Blvd. Brampton, ON L6W 1X3 Tel: 905.451.8550 Fax: 905.451.7627 truck delivery

College - Oshawa

Truck Training Academy of Stoney Creek

Contact: Tanya Smajlagic 298 Grays Road, Unit 1 Stoney Creek, ON P3P 1L9 Tel: 905.573.3635 Fax: 905.573.8911

Valley Driver Training

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

Greig Truck & Trailer

Let US see to your Repair Needs! 2 Foster Stearns Road Trenton, ON K8V 5R8 Tel: 613.394.5005 Fax: 613.394.2736

Acadian Driveaway

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

truck lighting & accessories

Grote Industries Co.

Compass Vehicle Delivery Inc.

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

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 truck parts & supplies


Drive Star Shuttle Systems Ltd. Fort Garry Industries

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



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

Texis Truck Exhaust

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


Contact: Deborah Jollymore 200 John Street, Suite C5 Oshawa, ON L1J 2B4 Toll Free: 888.718.7467 Tel: 905.435.9911 x. 2010 Fax: 905.435.9985

Ontario Truck Training Academy - Oshawa

Ontario Truck Driving School - Ontario Truck Training Academy Chatham - Peterborough Contact: Gus Rahim 1005 Richmond Street Chatham, ON N7M 5J5 Toll Free: 866.985.0077 Tel: 519.355.0077 Fax: 519.355.0066

Taranis Training Ltd.

Contact: Mike Hummel & Kathy Buttars 1485 Rosslyn Road Thunder Bay, ON P7E 6W1 Toll Free: 855.247.4213 Tel: 807.476.1746 Fax: 807.476.1875

Fort Garry Industries

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

23 Industrial Drive Caledonia, ON N3W 1H8 Toll Free: 866.425.4440 Tel: 289.285.3021 Fax: 289.285.3026

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

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truck parts & supplies

truck parts & supplies

truck parts & supplies


Manitoba Ontario




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

grande prairie

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


Fort Garry Industries

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

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


Fort Garry Industries 2525 Inkster Blvd. R. R. #2 Stn Main Winnipeg, MB R3C 2E6 Toll Free: 800.282.8044 Tel: 204.632.8261 Fax: 204.956.1786

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


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 truck sales, leasing, parts & service



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

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


thunder bay

red deer

Fort Garry Industries

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

915 Walsh Street West Thunder Bay, ON P7E 4X5 Toll Free: 800.465.5044 Tel: 807.577.5724 Fax: 807.475.9033

Fort Garry Industries


Diesel Truck Parts Inc.

Morgan’s Diesel Truck Parts & Service Inc. 1248 McAdoo’s Lane, R. R. #1 Glenburnie, ON K0H 1S0 Toll Free: 800.267.0633 Tel: 613.546.0431 Fax: 613.546.4206

truck sales, leasing, parts & service

Truck tire sales & service

Surgenor Truck Centre

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

truck transmissions, differentials & pto’s

Benson Tire

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



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 truck Wash Systems

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 Storage Rentals

truck transmissions, differentials & pto’s

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 Tel: 905.662-2662 Fax: 888-407-9498 Turbochargers

Barry Humphrey Enterprises Ltd. Truck, tractor and trailer storage with 14 acres of metal fencing and C & R Transmission Service Ltd. asphalt base. (3 minutes to the Linc We service clutches also. & Red Hill Expressway). 13 Anderson Blvd. Stouffville, ON L4A 7X4 721 Mud Street East Toll Free: 888.297.0682 Stoney Creek, ON Tel: 905.642.4556 Tel: 416.801.3142 Fax: 905.642.2293 Fax: 905.643.8256

BD Diesel Performance “Consistent, Quick, Quality” 33541 MacLure Road Abbotsford, BC V2S 7W2 Toll Free: 800.887.5030 Tel: 604.853.6096 Fax: 604.853.8749

J.W. Speaker Corporation

A New Breed of LED Worklights


ermantown, Wisconsin - J.W. Speaker Corporation unveiled the latest addition to their lineup of LED worklights at the end of August. Dubbed the “XD Series,” these nine products feature a signature proprietary housing and impressive illumination. “It’s true that we used the latest in state-of-theart electronics on the XD Series, but what really sets them apart is the technology that went into the housing,” said John Walker, Aftermarket Sales

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Manager for J.W. Speaker Corporation. “Our unique polycarbonate housing is thermally-conductive, which is important when you’re talking about LED worklights, because as LEDs heat up, their light output decreases. We’ve designed the XD Series to specifically address this and maximize light output.” In addition to being thermally-conductive, the XD housings have some other relevant benefits. Starting with the form factor, you’ll no-

tice that the XD Series LED worklights are extremely compact and lightweight to suit a wide variety of different applications. From a durability standpoint, the XD Series is designed to be both im-

pact- and corrosion-resistant, making them some of the most rugged and long-lasting products available. Lastly, all of the XD Series LED worklights are either sealed to prevent water ingress (IP67) or stand up to high pressure washing (IP69K). Best of all, XD Series worklights come with a Lifetime Limited Warranty against manufacturer and material defect. Visit

xd-series-led-worklights to learn more about this innovative new line of LED worklights and view the “XD Series Torture Test” video to experience just how tough the XD Series really is. J.W. Speaker Corporation specializes in the design and manufacture of vehicle lighting systems for OEMs and aftermarket applications. For more information, contact J. W. Speaker Corporation at 800.558.7288 or speaker@


Kenworth Launches 2013 Kenworth Road Tour


irkland, Washington - Kenworth Truck Company has launched the 2013 Kenworth Road Tour. The tour takes the new Kenworth T880 vocational model and the Kenworth T680 on-highway model with the new mid-roof 52inch sleeper on the road to special customer events hosted by 34 Kenworth dealerships across the United States and Canada before year-end. T h e Ke n w o r t h R o a d Tour opened on Tuesday, September 10, at MHC Kenworth in Kansas City, Missouri.  The tour truck and comprehensive trailer exhibit will make stops at various Kenworth dealerships in Alabama, Arizona, California Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin, and in the provinces of Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario, Saskatchewan and Quebec. (See the complete schedule below.) “The brand new Kenworth T880 and Kenworth T680 52-inch sleeper configuration are the latest in Kenworth’s outstanding line of quality and innovative trucks,” said Alan Fennimore, Kenworth Voca-

tional Marketing Manager, who heads up the tour. “These two new models enhance Kenworth’s 90year, well-deserved and strong reputation of providing industry-leading trucks to our customers. We’re excited to bring these most recent additions to The World’s Best® product line - along with the fuel-efficient PACCAR MX-13 engine - to customers throughout the United States and Canada.” Kenworth has put together an interactive, self-guided exhibit housed in a state-of-the-art, double-expanding, 53-foot tour trailer. Customers will especially enjoy taking some time to learn more about the key features of both the T880 and T680, see the new 12.9-liter PACCAR MX-13 engine, and experience 90 years of Kenworth history. The new Kenworth T880, which sets an industry standard for vocational trucks, is designed to help maximize performance in such applications as  dump, mixer, refuse, a n d h e a v y h a u l . Tw o T880s are featured on the tour. The T880 dump truck has a standard 122.5-inch BBC hood and a PACCAR MX-13 engine rated at 500-hp and 1,850 lb-ft of torque. The T880 flatbed hauler features the 116.5-inch BBC short hood optimized for the PAC-

CAR MX-13 engine. That truck’s engine is rated at 455-hp and 1,650 lb-ft of torque. The PACCAR MX13 engine offers  excellent fuel efficiency, high reliability and durability, lightweight design, and low cost of ownership. Transporting the 53-

foot tour trailer exhibit is the T680 52-inch sleeper equipped with a PACCAR MX-13 engine rated at 500-hp and 1,850 lb-ft of torque. This new sleeper configuration joins the T680 day cab and T680 76-inch sleeper offerings. All are designed to maxi-

mize performance in line haul, pickup and delivery, and regional hauling operations. The mid-roof sleeper provides customers more options for fuel efficiency and a more comfortable living and working environment. That is especially import-

Kenworth Road Tour Schedule TOUR DATE Sept. 10 Sept. 12 Sept. 16 Sept. 18 Sept. 19 Sept. 20 Sept. 23 Sept. 25 Sept. 27 Sept. 30 Oct. 2 Oct. 4 Oct. 7 Oct. 9 Oct. 11 Oct. 15 Oct. 17 Oct. 19 Oct. 21 Oct. 23 Oct. 25 Oct. 28 Nov. 4 Nov. 6 Nov. 15 Nov. 20 Nov. 22 Nov. 25 Dec. 2 Dec. 4 Dec. 6 Dec. 9 Dec. 11 Dec. 13

DEALERSHIP MHC Kenworth - Kansas City MHC Kenworth - Denver Kenworth Sales Company - Salt Lake City Papé Kenworth - Portland Kenworth Northwest - Lakewood Inland Kenworth - Langley GreatWest Kenworth - Calgary Edmonton Kenworth - Northside Custom Truck Sales - Saskatoon Wallwork Kenworth - Fargo Rihm Kenworth - St. Paul Wisconsin Kenworth - Windsor Kenworth of Indianapolis Eastern Michigan Kenworth - Dearborn Kenworth of Buffalo Kenworth Toronto Kenworth Montreal Gabrielli Kenworth MTC Kenworth Kenworth of Pennsylvania - New Stanton Truck Enterprises - Harrisonburg Worldwide Equipment - Prestonsburg NorCal Kenworth - Morgan Hill Inland Kenworth - Fontana Inland Kenworth - Phoenix MHC Kenworth - Fort Worth MHC Kenworth - Oklahoma City MHC Kenworth - Tulsa Performance Kenworth - Houston Kenworth of South Louisiana - Gray Truckworx Kenworth - Birmingham MHC Kenworth - Atlanta Kenworth of Jacksonville MHC Kenworth - Greensboro

CITY Kansas City Denver West Valley City Portland Lakewood Langley Calgary Edmonton Saskatoon Fargo St. Paul Windsor Indianapolis Dearborn Buffalo Mississauga Saint-Laurent New York City Ridgefield Park New Stanton Harrisonburg Prestonsburg Morgan Hill Fontana Phoenix Fort Worth Oklahoma City Tulsa Houston Gray Birmingham Atlanta Jacksonville Greensboro

STATE/PROVINCE Missouri Colorado Utah Oregon Washington British Columbia Alberta Alberta Saskatchewan North Dakota Minnesota Wisconsin Indiana Michigan New York Ontario Quebec New York New Jersey Pennsylvania Virginia Kentucky California California Arizona Texas Oklahama Oklahoma Texas Louisiana Alabama Georgia Florida North Carolina

ant for fleets whose drivers are not out on the road for several weeks at a time, but still demand comfort in their trucks. Inside, the Kenworth Road Tour trailer has nearly 1,000 square-feet of exhibit space. One side is dedicated to the vocational T880 and the other side to the on-highway T680. Visitors can examine the cab common to both models, new T880 hood, complex reflector headlamps,  air-assisted hydraulic clutch, trim levels, exterior paint samples featuring 30 new Kenworth Signature colors and interior fabric options,new 52-inch sleeper, Kenworth NavPlus®  system with Bluetooth capability for hands-free cell phone calling,  and  electric-over-air dash switches. There are videos featuring the design process for the T880 and T680, robotic cab construction, and Kenworth history - complete with a 90th anniversary wall and a display of Kenworth’s other prestigious awards. There is also a wall display of Kenworth’s leading partner suppliers. Tour Partners for the T880 Road Tour include Bendix, Bridgestone, Chevron, Eaton, Hendrickson and Michelin. Ke n w o r t h ’s I n t e r n e t home page is at Kenworth is a PACCAR company.


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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




Flying J Dealer

Flying J Travel Plaza

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

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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


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


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


Flying J Cardlock

Flying J Travel Plaza


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

Sherwood Park

Flying J Dealer

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

Flying J Cardlock

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.

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

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

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.

Fort McMurray


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

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.


Flying J Dealer

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


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.

Ontario, Eastern


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


Flying J Travel Plaza

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

410 Government Road East, Kapuskasing, ON P5N 2X7 Tel: 705.337.1333 Fax: 705.337.1208

1196 Chemin des Olivieres, Bernieres, QC G7A 2M6 Tel: 418.831.3772

5 Diesel Lanes, Parking for 40, Showers (4) and hot food available.

Flying J Travel Plaza

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).

Berthierville 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



Calgary Husky Travel Centre 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.

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


Aulac Big Stop Circle K

Husky Travel Centre

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



Petro Canada Southcoast Petroleum Ltd.

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

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

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

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


Murray’s Truck Stop

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.

New Brunswick

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

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. Nova Scotia


Enfield Big Stop (Circle K)

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


Truro Heights Circle K

Salisbury Big Stop

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.

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

Ontario, Eastern



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


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 and CAT Scale. fax & photocopier. showers, parking & CAT scale. October 2013   41

Ontario, Eastern

Ontario, Eastern

Ontario, Northern

Ontario, Western

Ontario, Western

Ontario, Western




Fort Erie


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


Ultramar 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.



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   October 2013

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

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.


Nairn Centre

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

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


North Bay

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.

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


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.


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


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


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

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 chapel, Sunoco & Irving Cardlock, 2154 Riverside Drive full-service fuel islands, restaurant, Timmins, ON private showers, laundry facilities, Tel: 705.268.3400 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.


Flying M Truck Stop

Fifth Wheel Truck Stop

Jeremy’s Truck Stop &

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

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


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.

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


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

Pilot Flying J

New Tucson Travel Center


ilot Flying J is pleased to announce the opening of a Pilot Travel Center in Tucson, Arizona featuring full amenities for professional drivers. “We’re thrilled that our new travel center will serve professional drivers traveling on I-10 through Arizona,” said Pilot Flying J CEO Jimmy Haslam. “We hope drivers will enjoy the convenience and amenities of our new Pilot Travel Center, where our team is working hard to make life better for America’s drivers.” Located off Interstate 10 at exit 268 at 5570 E. Travel Plaza Way, the travel center offers many amenities, including the following. There are eight diesel lanes and12 gasoline lanes with high-speed pumps for quicker refueling; two RV fuel lanes; Subway, Taco Bell and Cinnabon. The expanded food offerings are to include pizza, soup, salads, sandwiches and hot dogs; premium coffee and cappuccino selections; and everyday products for quick shopping needs. The new facility is Pilot Flying J’s 13th in Arizona and the 667th overall in North America. The travel center is adding 105 local

jobs and is expected to contribute more than $4.4 million annually in state and local tax revenue. “We invite professional drivers to visit our new location,” said Steve Barnes, General Manager for the Pilot Travel Center. “Our staff takes great pride in providing the quality service our guests deserve.” Opening the new store is one more step in Pilot Flying J’s mission to making life better for America’s drivers. In 2011, the company launched a $50 million project to remodel driver showers, and it offers DEF at the pump in more than 3,400 lanes nationwide. In the past year, Pilot Flying J has opened 20 stores in the U.S. and three in Canada. As with all other Pilot Flying J locations, the Tucson Pilot Travel Center honors the MyRewards loyalty card, through which members can earn in-store retail and restaurant discounts. The combined network of over 650 Pilot travel centers and Flying J travel plazas across North America serves more than 1.3 million customers daily. V i s i t w w w. p i l o t f l y for more information.


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Section Française

Navigation et Logiciels de Gestion de Fret

Les Disponibilités des Solutions de Gestion de Fret Selon Leur Coût et Capacité Par Marek Krasuski


es logiciels de fret utilisent les ressources des technologies informatiques pour permettre plus d’efficacité aux opérateurs dans l’industrie du transport. Ils facilitent les opérations quotidiennes et l’échange d’information, et traquent l’emplacement et la progression des livraisons. Les logiciels font partie de la gestion de la logistique et devraient être pleinement intégrés aux opérations. Malgré les nombreux avantages que présentent les logiciels de gestion de fret, plusieurs sont réticents à les utiliser. Il a été observé que nombreuses compagnies ont tendance à opérer selon des formats traditionnels et sont habituées à fonctionner avec des systèmes périmés. De plus, les petites entreprises, qui sont majoritaires dans l’industrie et qui font face à des défis financiers pensent que leurs ressources monétaires sont insuffisantes pour se permettre de tels logiciels. Cela fut peut-être le cas il y plusieurs années quand un système de gestion pouvait coûter entre 50000$ et 100000$, mains certains disent que les possibilités de location s’effectuant au moyen de paiements mensuels de quelques centaines de dollars mettent désormais ces systèmes à la portée de tout opérateur, ce qui pourrait générer d’importants revenus. D’autres, cependant, mesurent leur enthousiasme. Mark Bowie représente ProMiles Canada Inc., un fournisseur de logiciels de kilométrage et de cartographie pour l’industrie du transport. La compagnie affirme que son programme de gestion d’essence peut faire réaliser à ses clients des économies de milliers de dollars par an, à travers une optimisation de l’achat d’essence et un système de 44   October 2013

planification de voyage. « La rentabilité est le plus gros obstacle pour les plus petites flottes puisque la plupart des systèmes connus coûtent très cher, » ditil. « Le coût élevé provient des dépenses importantes faites lors du développement des logiciels pour s’assurer que le système est capable de satisfaire aux besoins des flottes importantes, qui ne sont pas toujours les mêmes.  Assurer l’entretien d’une douzaine de véhicules n’est simplement pas la même tâche que d’assurer l’entretien de plusieurs centaines de tracteurs et potentiellement de milliers de remorqueurs, qui peuvent être de modèles très différents, » a-t-il observé. Bowie ajoute que les larges gammes de variables associées aux coûts sont dues aux fonctionnalités des systèmes de gestion de l’industrie. « Ce qui aggrave la confusion c’est une définition assez floue de ce qu’est un système de gestion. Il y a des fournisseurs qui vendent des solutions de gestion de fret pour quelques centaines de dollars et d’autres qui en vendent pour des dizaines de milliers de dollars sans qu’il y ait pour autant beaucoup de points de comparaison disponibles. En fait, il y a un vrai besoin de ces éléments de comparaison, à cause des différentes fonctionnalités recherchées par les clients. » L’utilisation des systèmes de gestion de fret en conjonction avec d’autres technologies a, en fait, abouti à d’importants bénéfices. La North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE) a publié une étude cette année montrant que les flottes qui avaient adopté les technologies telles que les logiciels de gestion, les limiteurs de vitesse et les formations de chauffeurs épargnaient 5700$ par camion et par année, ce

qui représente une augmentation de 4400$ depuis 2010. L’étude, qui s’est intéressée à 60 technologies et pratiques utilisées au cours des 10 dernières années, a aussi indiqué une augmentation du pourcentage d’utilisation de ces produits et services, qui est passée de 31 à plus de 50 entre 2003 et 2012. Ceux qui douteraient des logiciels de gestion pourraient au premier abord avoir de bonnes raisons d’être sceptiques quand aux bénéfices professionnels de ces programmes. Les modèles anciens avaient des limitations telles que la compartimentation de l’information, où des programmes séparés se chargeaient de tâches séparées, avec une faible capacité d’intégration. Mais les logiciels d’aujourd’hui offrent des modules multiples liant toutes les opérations logistiques. Un bon exemple est offert par les logiciels de répartition qui dirigent efficacement le trafic entrant et sortant, améliorant ainsi le contrôle et la visibilité des opérations. La fonction de répartition permet de pister les camions, en temps réel, de connaître leur position, le statut de leurs chargements et leur disponibilité. Les répartiteurs peuvent efficacement écourter le délai des livraisons en appariant le camion disponible le plus proche avec un site de chargement et en envoyant l’information nécessaire au système informatique à bord du camion ou à l’appareil portable du chauffeur. La transmission des détails de livraison clés par voie électronique évite aussi de gaspiller du temps sur des conversations téléphoniques potentiellement dangereuses. Les modules de pistage apportent du soutien aux capacités de répartition et informent les clients quant au statut de leurs

livraisons. En saisissant un numéro d’identification en rapport à la livraison, les livreurs peuvent identifier le lieu exact de leur livraison en accédant à un portail informatique qui permet aussi de récupérer des documents, d’obtenir des rapports personnalisés et d’autres détails. Les logiciels peuvent être modifiés pour subvenir aux besoins spécifiques des clients. Les transporteurs spécialisés dans les aliments périssables et réfrigérés, par exemple, peuvent obtenir des fonctionnalités qui requièrent que les chauffeurs suivent des procédures spécifiques lors de la manipulation des remorques réfrigérées. Les vérifications de programmation et les balances dans les appareils portables font que les chauffeurs doivent effectuer des tâches étape par étape lors du chargement et du déchargement des marchandises. Les fonctionnalités des logiciels rappellent aux chauffeurs de mesurer la température la nourriture avant de la charger pour s’assurer qu’elle est à la bonne température. Ne pas se plier aux demandes du système empêcherait le chauffeur de continuer son voyage tant que les bonnes données n’ont pas été entrées dans le système. L e s s y s t è m e s d’évaluation sont devenus une partie intégrante de la gestion du transport en déterminant rapidement combien facturer un client pour le transport d’une marchandise. Les programmes d’évaluation épargnent au personnel la corvée de devoir calculer les frais de transport en se servant de manuels. D’ailleurs, cette dernière méthode a plus de chance de se révéler imprécise, ce qui mène à des disputes entre transporteur et expéditeur, disputes qui conduisent à des pertes de revenus. Les fonctionnali-

tés d’évaluation peuvent calculer les frais en fonction de la taille et du poids du chargement et du coût par kilomètre et des frais définis entre les agglomérations. Les modules de CrossDocking qui surveillent les livraisons de fret sont aussi communes aux systèmes de gestion de fret. Ces modules permettent de groupe les livraisons et de les acheminer à leur destination en passant par plusieurs terminaux. Le statut du chargement peut être suivi et toute l’information associée transmise directement à l’entreprise. Les fonctionnalités de Cross Dock offrent de fortes possibilités de contrôle des processus et maintiennent les clients au courant du statut de leurs livraisons. Aucun logiciel de gestion de fret ne serait complet sans un système de navigation pour garder un œil sur les dates prévues d’entretien des véhicules, réduire les coûts d’essence, optimiser la planification horaire et le routage, et s’assurer des heures de chargement et de livraison. Les capacités de pistage des flottes permettent de localiser les camions avec une parfaite précision, et elles s’accompagnent d’une multitude de fonctionnalités permettant de faire des rapports pour améliorer la rentabilité. La navigation pour les chauffeurs comprend des cartes et des mises à jour en direct sur les conditions routières. Nombre de ces produits font usage des technologies satellitaire et cellulaire pour la transmission de l’information. Le satellite identifie la position et le déplacement des véhicules équipés de GPS avec l’information transmise par un réseau de tours cellulaires. Pour faciliter l’optimisation des opérations, certaines com-

pagnies comme CelluTrak, un fournisseur de systèmes de récupération d’information télématique et de technologie antivol, offrent un module pour surveiller le comportement du chauffeur et qui vérifie le nombre de fois que les freins ont étés utilisés, la vitesse de déplacement du véhicule, le taux de virages serrés durant le service, les moment d’oisiveté, la fréquence de mise en marche et d’extinction du moteur, et l’entrée et la rentrée dans une zone particulière. Au bout d’une certaine période de temps, les données peuvent être analysées pour rendre compte du comportement et de la prestation du chauffeur et, si nécessaire, introduire des changements. Les activités essentielles des entreprises, que ce soit la répartition, le Cross Docking, l’évaluation, la facturation, la comptabilité ou la navigation sont optimisées par l’efficace robotisation des activités des entreprises qui fournit un contrôle optimal sur tout le processus de livraison et de surveillance. Le choix de la meilleure solution est déterminé par la capacité et le niveau de besoin. Mark Bowie de ProMiles observe que : « la meilleure solution pour la plupart des clients sera un système ajustable à leurs besoins, à la fois dans le présent et dans l’avenir. Le pistage du chargement n’est peutêtre pas un besoin immédiat, mais il sera presque assurément essentiel d’ici 5 ans. L’inventaire des pièces n’est peut-être pas un enjeu aujourd’hui, mais qu’en sera-t-il quant la flotte doublera ou triplera ses effectifs? Ne pas transporter un inventaire des pièces pour l’équipement peut alors être onéreux. L’approche modulaire de plusieurs systèmes permet aux clients d’avoir des solutions qui évoluent avec eux. »


Section Française

Le gouvernement du Canada franchit une nouvelle étape dans le dossier du nouveau pont pour le Saint-Laurent


ttawa, Ontario - L’ h o n o r a b l e Denis Lebel, ministre de l’Infrastructure, des Collectivités et des Affaires intergouvernementales, et ministre de l’Agence de développement économique pour les régions du Québec, a annoncé que le gouvernement du Canada a lancé une demande de propositions pour la réalisation d’études préparatoires et la rédaction des exigences techniques en vue de la construction du nouveau pont pour le Saint-Laurent. « La construction du nouveau pont pour le Saint-Laurent demeure une priorité et les projets préalables aux travaux de construction respectent les échéanciers fixés  », a dit le ministre  Lebel. « Les résultats obtenus en

vertu de cette demande de propositions joueront un rôle prépondérant sur l’efficacité et les opérations du futur pont. » Les études préparatoires aideront à déterminer les options possibles en ce qui concerne le fonctionnement des systèmes de transport intelligents, des systèmes électriques et de l’éclairage ainsi que des systèmes de péage électroniques. Les systèmes de transport intelligents intègrent diverses technologies de l’information et des communications qui permettent aux usagers de la route de bénéficier d’un réseau de transport efficace, sécuritaire et durable. Les systèmes de transport intelligents aident à assurer le déplacement fluide et sécuritaire des utilisateurs en informant

ces derniers de tout retard ou condition susceptible d’avoir une incidence sur leurs déplacements. Ils permettent aussi d’assurer le mouvement continu des marchandises. Les études préparatoires comprendront, entre autres l’évaluation des options liées aux systèmes de transport intelligents pertinents, notamment les systèmes de gestion de la circulation, les systèmes d’information pour les usagers, les systèmes de sécurité et les systèmes de surveillance du transport routier tel que le camionnage; l’évaluation de la compatibilité en ce qui concerne les technologies et le partage d’information avec les systèmes utilisés par d’autres organisations pour des systèmes

électroniques et la gestion des péages; la recommandation de critères de conception pour ces systèmes; une description des besoins en ce qui a trait aux systèmes électriques et à l’éclairage. La demande de propositions inclura également : l’élaboration des dessins de concept préliminaires pour les systèmes de transport intelligents, les systèmes de péage, les systèmes électriques et l’éclairage; la rédaction des exigences techniques particulières et des critères de performance pour les systèmes de transport intelligents, les systèmes de péage, les systèmes électriques et l’éclairage, qui seront intégrés aux documents d’appel d’offres ou de propositions pour

les prochaines étapes du projet; le développement d’estimations de coûts pour la mise en place, l’entretien et l’exploitation à long terme des systèmes de transport intelligents, des systèmes de péage, des systèmes électriques et de l’éclairage. Tr a v a u x p u b l i c s e t Services gouvernementaux Canada (TPSGC) gère ce processus d’approvisionnement au nom de Transports Canada. TPSGC appliquera ses mesures d’intégrité et veillera à mener le processus d’approvisionnement de façon à ce qu’il soit compétitif et équitable, et à ce qu’il en résulte le meilleur rapport qualité-prix pour les contribuables canadiens. Un surveillant à l’équité indépendant a été mandaté pour s’assurer de

l’équité dans le cadre de cet appel d’offres. La demande de propositions est disponible gratuitement sur L’attribution du contrat devrait être annoncée au mois de novembre 2013. Le 5 octobre 2011, le gouvernement du Canada a annoncé qu’il 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.


Le gouvernement du Canada attribue des contrats de construction pour le pont-jetée temporaire reliant l’île des Sœurs et Montréal


ttawa, Ontario - Le gouvernement du Canada a octroyé un contrat d’un montant de 58 004  887,50  $ à EBC - Pomerleau PJCC 62000 S.E .N.C. pour l a con struction d’un pont-jetée temporaire entre l’île des Sœurs et Montréal dans le cadre du projet du nouveau pont pour le Saint Laurent. Ce pont de contournement disposera en tout de sept voies, soit trois voies dans chaque direction ainsi qu’une voie réservée aux autobus de ville, en plus d’une piste pour les piétons et les cyclistes. Il sera en place jusqu’à ce que le pont de l’île des Sœurs

soit remplacé définitivement dans le cadre de la construction du nouveau pont pour le SaintLaurent. Le pont de l’île des Sœurs est un lien clé entre les autoroutes principales de Montréal et le pont Champlain qui est un corridor de commerce essentiel entre le Canada et les États-Unis. Les travaux de ce pontjetée temporaire commenceront à la fin d’août et devraient être achevés d’ici 2015. Le gouvernement du Canada a également annoncé l’octroi de marchés connexes au projet du pont- jetée temporaire. Le consortium Dessau | Cima + s’est ainsi vu octroyer

un contrat d’un montant de 6 421  396,88  $ pour la surveillance du chantier de construction et LVM inc. un contrat de 1 299 771,31 $ pour des services de contrôle de la qualité. Tr a v a u x p u b l i c s e t Services gouvernementaux Canada (TPSGC) a géré le processus d’approvisionnement de ces contrats en veillant à ce qu’il favorise l’accès à tous, la compétition et l’équité, et à ce qu’il en résulte le meilleur rapport qualité-prix pour les Canadiens. Un surveillant de l’équité a supervisé le processus d’approvisionnement, et une firme indépendante a examiné dans

ses moindres détails la répartition financière de chaque offre. TPSGC a par ailleurs appliqué ses mesures d’intégrité. Les Ponts Jacques Cartier et Champlain Incorporée, la société d’État responsable de gérer, d’exploiter et d’entretenir les ponts fédéraux de Montréal, est à la tête du projet du pont-jetée temporaire. Des échanges commerciaux internationaux évalués à 20 milliards de dollars transitent chaque année par le pont Champlain. Ainsi, ce corridor joue un rôle majeur pour l’économie régionale de même que pour l’économie de l’ensemble du Canada.

Un corridor de trans port qui est efficace pour ses usagers, pour le transport en commun et pour les véhicules commerciaux est essentiel à la qualité de vie des résidents et des travailleurs du Grand Montréal. Le Plan d’action économique du Canada est axé sur la création de nouvelles possibilités d’emploi et de croissance, ainsi que sur le maintien de la prospérité à long terme pour les Canadiens. Le renforcement des infrastructures partout au pays constitue une composante importante de ce plan. Grâce au leadership du gouvernement du Can-

ada ainsi qu’à de solides assises économiques et financières, l’économie canadienne s’est mieux rétablie de la récession mondiale que la plupart des autres pays industrialisés. Le Canada a fait figure de chef de file parmi les pays du G-7 pendant la période de rétablissement économique grâce à la création de plus de 965 000 nouveaux emplois nets depuis juillet 2009. Pour en savoir plus au sujet du pont-jetée temporaire, rendez-vous sur le site Pour en savoir plus sur le nouveau pont pour le Saint-Laurent, consultez le site nppsl.


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Health & Fitness

Avoid Pain from Backpack Use By Dr. George Traitses


ack pain is pervasive among Canadian adults, but a new and disturbing trend is emerging. Young children are suffering from back pain much earlier than previous generations, and the use of overweight backpacks is a contributing factor, according to the Ontario Chiropractic Association. In fact, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reports that backpack-related injuries sent more than 7,000 people to the emergency room in 2001 alone. “In my own practice, I have noticed a marked increase in the number of young children who are complaining about back, neck and shoulder pain,” said Dr. George Traitses. “The first question I ask these patients is, ‘Do you carry a backpack to school?’ Almost always, the answer is ‘yes.’” This new back pain trend among youngsters isn’t surprising when you consider the disproportionate amounts of weight they carry in their backpacks often slung over just one shoulder. According to Dr. Traitses, a recent study conducted in Italy found that the average child

carries a backpack that would be the equivalent of a 39-pound burden for the average adult man or a 29-pound load for the average adult woman. Of those children in the

study who carried heavy backpacks to school, 60 percent had experienced back pain as a result. Dr. Traitses also reports that preliminary results of studies being conducted in France show that the longer a child wears a backpack, the longer it takes for a curvature or deformity of the spine to correct itself. “The question that needs to be addressed next is, ‘does it ever return to normal?’” The results of these types of studies are especially important as more and more school districts - many of them in urban areas - remove lockers from the premises, forcing students to carry

their books with them all day long. The problem has become so widespread, that the California State Assembly recently passed legislation that would force school districts to develop ways of reducing the weight of students’ backpacks. Similar legislation is being considered in New Jersey as well. The OCA suggests limiting the backpack’s weight to no more than 10 percent of the child’s body weight and urging the use of ergonomically correct backpacks. What Can You Do? Dr. Traitses offers the following tips to help prevent the needless pain that backpack misuse could cause the students in your household. • Make sure your child’s backpack weighs no more than 10 percent of his or her body weight. A heavier backpack will cause your child to bend forward to support the weight on the back, rather than the shoulders. • The backpack should never hang more than four inches below the waistline. A backpack that hangs too low increases the weight on the shoulders, causing your child to lean forward when

Titanium Transportation Group

Titanium Buys JTS


itanium Transportation Group has announced the completion of its latest transaction - the acquisition of Jackson Transportation Systems Inc. (“JTS”), an Orillia based trucking company. Titanium says the acquisition complements Titanium’s growth strategy. The JTS transaction has now expanded Titanium’s fleet to 150-plus trucks and over 500 trailers with a 46   October 2013

significantly larger service capability. Titanium has grown steadily since its inception in the fall of 2002. Titanium successfully acquired Flex-Mor Industries out of Bolton, April 1, 2011 and earlier this year acquired flatbed companies Flatliners Express and Gary Jackson Transportation out of Kingston and Napanee respectively. “While investigating possible acquisition targets,

we not only focused on financial information, but we also analyzed their corporate culture and the expertise that this acquisition could bring to Titanium,” said Ted Daniel, President of Titanium, in a press release. “JTS presented good human capital, route compatibility and overall harmonious service offerings which were the major components contributing to the success of this transaction.”


walking. • A backpack with individualized compartments helps in positioning the contents most effectively. • Make sure that pointy or bulky objects are packed away from the area that will rest on your child’s back. • Bigger is not necessarily better. The more room there is in a backpack, the more your child will carry -and the heavier the backpack will be. • Urge your child to wear both shoulder straps. •Lugging the backpack around by one strap can cause the disproportionate shift of weight to one side, leading to neck and muscle spasms, as well as low-back pain. • Wide, padded straps are very important. Nonpadded straps are uncomfortable and can dig into your child’s shoulders. • The shoulder straps should be adjustable so

the backpack fits to your child’s body. Straps that are too loose can cause the backpack to dangle, causing spinal misalignment and pain. • If the backpack is still too heavy, talk to your child’s teacher. Ask if your child could leave the heaviest books at school, and bring home only lighter hand-out materials or workbooks. Or encourage your local school district to purchase textbooks on CD-Rom. • Although the use of rollerpacks - or backpacks on wheels - has become popular in recent years, the OCA is now recommending that they be used cautiously and on a limited basis by only those students who are not physically able to carry a backpack. Some school districts have begun banning the use of rollerpacks because they clutter hallways, resulting in danger-

ous trips and falls. Chiropractic Care Can Help If you or your child experiences any pain or discomfort resulting from backpack use, call your doctor of chiropractic. Doctors of chiropractic are licensed and trained to diagnose and treat patients of all ages and will use a gentler type of treatment for children. In addition, doctors of chiropractic can also prescribe exercises designed to help children develop strong muscles, along with instruction in good nutrition, posture and sleeping habits. For more information on health and safety visit the Ontario Chiropractic Association Web site at www. or call 877.327.2273. Dr. George Traitses can be reached at 416.499.5656 or visit www.infinite-health. com.



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Factoring & Finance Accutrac Capital Solutions Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Ontario & Western Trucking News J D Factors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Liquid Capital Midwest Corp.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Ontario Trucking News Fuel Saving Products Diesel Spec Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1, 18, 55 Fuel Treatment Products Bennett’s Power Service Products . . . . . . . . . . . 20 GPS Systems DiCAN Digital Instruments Canada Inc. . . . . . . . 12 Ontario & Eastern Trucking News Heating & Air Conditioning Sales & Service Wilson Instruments. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Ontario Trucking News Insurance - Cargo SGI Canada . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Lubricants Imperial Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Ontario Trucking News Shell Canada Lubricants. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Natural Gas Products Shell LNG . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Western Trucking News Permits & Waivers C.U.T.C. Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Satellite Radio Sirius XM Canada Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Suspensions IMT Corporation (Ingersoll Axles). . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Ontario Trucking News Tanker Manufacturing, Sales & Service Tremcar Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Theft Prevention Products The Fuel Lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Tire Sales & Service Benson Tire. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Ontario Trucking News Tools Tiger Tool Inc. .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Trade Shows Canadian Transportation Equipment Association 48 Truck Exhaust Texis Truck Exhaust. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1, 10 Ontario Trucking News Truck Manufacturers Volvo Trucks Canada. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Truck Parts & Accessories Canada-Wide Parts Distributors Ltd. . . . . . . 24, 32 Discount Truck Parts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Drive Products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Ontario Truck & Bus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Traction Truck Parts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

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Next Step in New Bridge for St. Lawrence Project


ttawa, Ontario - The Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs, and Minister of the Economic Development Agency for the Regions of Quebec, is pleased to announce that the Government of Canada has issued a request for proposals for preparatory studies and writing of technical requirements for the new bridge for the St. Lawrence. “Building a new bridge for the St. Lawrence continues to be a priority, and the preliminary construction work is on schedule,” said Minister  Lebel. “The results of this request for proposals will play a determining role in the effectiveness and operations of the future bridge.” The preparatory studies will help identify options for the operation of intelligent transportation

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systems, electrical and lighting systems, and electronic tolling systems. The intelligent transportation systems will incorporate various information and communication technologies that will give road users an efficient, safe and sustainable transportation network. They will also help users travel quickly and safely by informing them of any delay or other situation that may impact their travel. These systems will additionally enable a continuous flow of goods. The preparatory studies will include the following: assessment of relevant intelligent transportation system options, in particular traffic management systems, user information systems, safety systems and monitoring of trucking; assessment of technological compatibility and information sharing with systems used by other or-

ganizations, for electronic systems and tolling; recommended design criteria for these systems; description of needs for electrical and lighting systems. The request for proposals also includes: preparation of preliminary design drawings for intelligent transportation systems, tolling systems, and electrical and lighting systems; writing of technical specifications and performance criteria for in-

telligent transportation systems, tolling systems, and electrical and lighting systems, to be incorporated in bid or proposal documentation for the next phases of the project; preparation of cost estimates for installation, maintenance and longterm operation of intelligent transportation systems, tolling systems, and electrical and lighting systems. Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) is handling the

procurement process on behalf of Transport Canada. PWGSC will apply its integrity measures and manage the procurement process so that it ensures competition and fairness and results in the best value for Canadian taxpayers. An independent fairness monitor has been mandated to ensure the equity of this call for tenders. The request for proposals is available free of charge at buyandsell. The contract award should be announced in

November 2013. On October 5, 2011, the Government of Canada announced that it would be building new infrastructure to replace the Champlain Bridge. This bridge is one of the busiest in Canada, with $20 billion worth of international trade crossing it every year. It is a crucial corridor for the regional economy and for Canada as a whole. The project also meets the objectives of Canada’s gateway strategies.


Contracts Awarded for Temporary Causeway-Bridge


ttawa, Ontario The Government of Canada has awarded a $58,004,887.50

contract to EBC - Pomerleau PJCC 62000 S.E.N.C. for the construction of a temporary causewaybridge between île des Sœurs and Montreal as part of the new bridge for the St. Lawrence project. This bypass bridge will have a total of seven lanes, three in each direction, a reserved bus lane for transit as well as a pathway for pedestrians and cyclists. It will be in place until the île des Sœurs Bridge is permanently replaced as part of the construction of the new bridge for the St. Lawrence project. The île des Sœurs Bridge is a key link between major highways in Montreal and the Champlain Bridge - an essential CanadaUnited  States trade corridor. The construction of the temporary causewaybridge will begin at the end of August and should be completed by 2015. The Government of Canada also announced the award of associated contracts for the temporary causeway-bridge project. Consortium Dessau | Cima + was awarded a $6,421,396.88 contract to supervise the construc-

tion site and LVM inc. was awarded a $1,299,771.31 contract for quality control services. Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) managed the procurement processes for these contracts and ensured that they were carried out in a manner that enhanced access, competition and fairness, and resulted in best value for Canadians. A fairness monitor oversaw the procurement process and a third-party firm reviewed the detailed financial breakdowns of all the bids. In addition, PWGSC’s integrity measures were applied. Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Incorporated, the Crown Corporation responsible for managing, operating and maintaining federally-owned bridges in Montreal, is leading the t e m p or ar y cau se w aybridge project. With an estimated $20 billion in international trade crossing the Champlain Bridge annually, this corridor is a significant part of the regional economy and Canada’s economy as a whole. An

efficient transportation corridor for commuters, public transit users and commercial vehicles is essential to ensuring the quality of life of residents and workers in Greater Montreal. C a n a d a ’s E c o n o m i c Action Plan focuses on creating new opportunities for jobs and growth, and ensuring long-term prosperity for Canadians. Strengthening infrastructure across the country is an important part of this plan. Thanks to the Government of Canada’s leadership, and our strong economic and financial fundamentals, the Canadian economy has recovered from the global recession better than most other industrialized countries. Canada has been a leader among G-7 countries throughout the recovery, with more 965,000 net new jobs created since July 2009. For more information about the temporary causeway-bridge, please visit For more information about the new bridge for the S t .   L aw r e n c e, p l e a s e v i s i t   w w w. t c . g c . c a / nbfsl.



Women in Trucking

What’s Your Image? By Ellen Voie


mage is defined in one dictionary as “a mental representation.” In other words, it’s the picture in your mind that appears when someone mentions a word. For example, when you hear the word “nut,” you could imagine anything from a piece of metal that accompanies a screw or something you eat, such as a cashew or walnut, or even a person who you think is a little bit goofy. Ask the non-trucking public to describe a “trucker” and you may hear words such as man, burley, and uneducated. When you change the words to “professional driver” you might hear a few more positive descriptive words, but not always. Most of us agree that the trucking industry has an image problem and it all relates to the perception of those who don’t understand the importance and

value of our industry. This could be due to the mental representation they have in their minds of “truckers.” How many movies or television shows have depicted drivers as less than desirable neighbors? From Thelma and Louise to Duel, the drivers aren’t always the nicest guys on the road. For those of us employed in the trucking industry, we each represent a segment, or a mental representation, to our neighbors and friends. Whether you are a driver, dispatcher, sales representative, safety professional, or technician, the people you meet will tie your affiliation to the trucking industry in their “mental representation.” You might be the only professional driver in your church or the only diesel mechanic in your neighborhood. The image you leave these people with is one they will associate with your profession.

Whether that is fair or not isn’t the issue, our minds just find a way to stereotype in the future what has been known to us in the past. So, how does your personal image contribute to the one the industry is currently dealing with? If you’re wearing sweat pants and a nasty t-shirt to the grocery store on Saturday after a long trip without a shower, the clerk will (unfortunately) create a mental representation about you. What if you were clean, dressed nicely, and smiled a lot? Wouldn’t that create a different image in someone’s mind about who you are and what you do for a living? Is it fair for someone to associate one person with an entire industry? No, but does it happen? Yes. Think about the story about the blind men and the elephant. Each man

felt a different part of the animal and came to his own conclusions about what an elephant looked like. One felt the tusks and assumed that all elephants were smooth and pointed. Another one felt the elephant’s skin and assumed that all elephants were coarse, and another blind man felt the trunk and thought the beasts were round and flexible. The story illustrates the different perspectives of the blind men. Each one had their own mental image of the elephant and they were all correct, but they were all wrong as well. Don’t let the image of an industry be lowered because of your actions and your appearance. Think about how you represent your fellow drivers, managers, owners, and other colleagues in trucking. Although you are one small piece of a large group, you might be the only person

your neighbor meets from your carrier. If you truly care about the image of our industry, then take responsibility for your small part of it. Think about the elephant and the blind men and how their mental image was created by only touching a part of the animal. We lament the fact that the motoring public doesn’t seem to understand the

importance of the trucking industry, the professionalism of the drivers, and the skills needed to transport goods in a safe, efficient manner. You can change that. Make sure the image you portray leaves a positive mental representation with everyone you meet. We can change their perception, one person at a time.


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Thanks to the Industry & Professional Drivers During National Trucking Week 2013 By Louise Yako, Pres. & CEO


he BC Trucking Association (BCTA) calls truck drivers “professional drivers” to emphasize that people who drive for a living develop a skill set and pride in their work that sets them apart from those of us who don’t. Whether it gets official recognition as a skilled trade or not, navigating a semi-trailer combination requires not only technical acumen, but also patience, commitment and problem-solving skills. I know because I’ve tried it, and I’ll never possess the right skills. To mark National Trucking Week, which ran this year from September 1 to 7, BCTA would like to extend sincere thanks to professional drivers across British Columbia and those who work with them and support them at home. Day in and day out, professional drivers deliver the necessities of life and more, including everything from groceries to smart phones, to meet the demands of the

communities they service. They carry out their work so efficiently that few of us ever suffer the want of an item we need simply because a truck arrived late. Whether we continue to receive that level of service may be in question. The trucking industry needs large numbers of qualified drivers, and soon. According to the Conference Board of Canada, the average age of industry drivers in 2011 was 46. Far fewer young drivers are taking up a job that used to be number one for men in Canada. When you combine growing demand for road transportation services with driver retirements and other factors over the next seven years, projections are that forhire carriers will be short 25,000 to 33,000 drivers nationwide by 2020. How can we address such a gap? BCTA and our fellow trucking associations

across Canada have been defining and implementing strategies for a number of years, including to support the hiring of skilled immigrants and development of entry-level driver training (including a high school program starting in

values into operations and acknowledge that without drivers the industry can’t exist. Drivers need predictable weekly pay, competitive compensation packages, and fair recompense for reasonable expenses on the road. Quality of life

September 2014 at the NorKam Trades Centre of Excellence in Kamloops). We can’t miraculously fill those 33,000 seats. To do that will take the cooperation, effort and vision of motor carriers, governments and the public generally, because what it may come down to is respect for the profession and the men and women who choose it. The trucking industry is recognizing that to attract new candidates, it needs to embed a set of core

matters and carriers can support it by defending a driver’s time and health from uncertain schedules, including avoidable delays at choke points like shippers’ loading docks and terminals. Looking ahead, support from government and industry for a mandatory entry-level training standard for drivers will increase the profession’s prestige and better define the skill set that qualified drivers must have. Nothing equals on-road experi-

ence, but new entrants to the profession and prospective employers should both have confidence that training will start them off strong. Smart carriers are already implementing strategies to support and retain their drivers, including additional c o m p a n y training, driver wellness programs and incentives for saving fuel (which also has documented safety benefits) and recognition for long service. Why does the public need to be involved? Professional drivers share the road with vehicles of all types, but driving a big rig is nothing like driving a passenger car. Heavy trucks take longer to get up to speed, are hard to stop once there, and need more room to maneuver. Professional drivers are trained to deal with the particular requirements of their vehicles.

There’s a lot to respect in the skill and presence of mind a professional driver needs to operate his or her truck on heavily congested highways and city truck routes, and the best thing other drivers can do to is give them room - lots of it - and grant them some patience. We are all the ultimate beneficiaries of their work. Driving is a fine and necessary profession. Kudos during National Trucking Week 2013 to those who practice driving safely every day in BC, and to all those in the industry who work alongside them. BCTA, a member-based, non-profit, non-partisan advocacy organization, is the recognized voice of the provincial motor carrier industry, representing over 1,200 truck and motor coach fleets and over 250 suppliers to the industry. BCTA members operate over 13,000 vehicles, employ 26,000 people, and generate over $2 billion in revenue annually in the province.


Ontario Trucking Association

OTA Says Toronto Needs Comprehensive Goods Movement Strategy


he Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) says the city of Toronto should conduct a comprehensive goods movement study and not limit itself to looking at restricting trucks from school zones or other parts of the city. “If we truly are interested in making things better, we need to look at things more broadly and more comprehensively,” says the association’s President, David Bradley. An appeal from City Councillor Gary Crawford for City staff to study banning trucks in school 50    October 2013

zones in the wake of the September 3, 2013 tragedy, where a 14-year old girl died after being struck by a disposal truck on the first day back to school, has spawned calls for broader restrictions on truck traffic throughout the city. Bradley says blanket solutions like bans on all trucks are likely impractical. “The city is dependent upon trucks for providing the essentials of life every day,” he said. “They are where they are, when they are, because the customers they are serving require them to be. We need to examine ways

for all types of vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians to better co-exist. “If you want to restrict trucks from certain routes at certain times of the day, then it is imperative that the people who own the goods the truckers are hauling be brought into the frame,” he said. “Trucks can operate at any time of the day, but if you want to move them to off-peak times then there has to be someone there to ship or receive the goods, which is out of the trucking industry’s control.” He said that when trucks do try to operate in the

off-peak periods - in the middle of the night, for example - residents often complain about the noise. He said it might be an interesting experiment for the city to examine restricting local garbage pick-up to certain times of the day. “That would clearly fall within the city’s authority and we would be able to see how that goes.” Another problem is the system of truck bans that are already in place on many city streets. “Sometimes it makes sense to introduce such restrictions in order to keep trucks out of residential areas,” says

Bradley. “But too often the motivating factor is NIMBYism and before you know it the trucks can’t go anywhere.” Regardless, whether it’s to deal more effectively with congestion or gridlock, or safely sharing the road with other vehicles or pedestrians, what Toronto needs is a comprehensive goods movement program, according to OTA. “City planners concentrate on the movement of people, but goods movement always seems to be forgotten,” says Bradley. “A comprehensive study of goods movement into,

out of and within the City of Toronto has long been needed.” In the meantime, Bradley reminds all truckers to be extra careful and vigilant on city streets and all motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians to be cautious when sharing the roads with trucks. “We all need to co-exist and be respectful of each other,” he says. “Common sense and going back to the basics of safety are probably our best hope for avoiding tragedies.” “Whatever the city decides to look at, we will be happy to provide input,” he said.



Western Report

British Columbia Trucking Association By Michael Howe


he trucking industry is well represented in British Columbia with the British Columbia Trucking Association (BCTA) keeping a watchful eye on a multitude of issues. In fact, the sole purpose the BCTA was formed is to advance the interest of BC motor carriers. With a vast direct and associate membership program, including every conceivable type of freight and numerous industries reliant on trucking, the BCTA is well situated to continue its effectiveness as an advocacy group. Tr a c e A c r e s , Vi c e President of BCTA, suggests the association has been an effective voice for trucking for 100 years now. “This year, 2013, marked the 100th Anniversary of BCTA,” says

Acres. Having this anniversary date afforded BCTA the opportunity to be even more visible this past year. “It really provided an opportunity to see just how far we have come as an association and an industry, as well as using it as a point of pride to talk about the value of the industry and the association,” says Acres. Celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Association really came at a good time too because there are a number of significant issues facing the industry in BC. One of the major issues facing the trucking industry in this province is also a North American challenge. Acres explained

that there is a shortage of drivers now and projected into the future. “The average age of truck drivers is older than the average age of other drivers. There also doesn’t appear to be a lot of interest among the youth to become truck drivers.” The projections for BC alone are that there

there is significant competition for labor in Western Canada given the growth in the energy industry. “It’s a challenge, but the industries we compete with for labor are also dependent on the trucking industry and we are dependent on them,” Acres continued. Another major issue

will be a shortage of 4,000 truck drivers by the year 2020. The Association is working on a number of fronts to help address the driver shortage issue and to spark new interest in truck driving careers. However,

Acres identifies for the trucking industry is cost of operations. “Fuel costs, driver costs, taxation, including the Carbon Tax in British Columbia, all represent increasing costs for the trucking industry.” A healthy trucking in-

dustry is important for BC because the economy is so resource dependent, and that industry is dependent on trucking. The oil and gas industry, logging industry, and others need a healthy trucking industry. BC is also an import / export gateway with the Asia Pacific area. “That’s why it is so important we address the issues of a driver shortage and operation costs for not only the good of the trucking industry but the Province and region as well,” noted Acres. The one thing the BCTA’s 100th Anniversary allowed them to do was talk to the public a little more. “Trucking is underappreciated because people

tend to forget that almost everything we have was brought by a truck,” said Acres. “It’s important to our daily lives.” Instead, Acres fears that what the public sees with trucking are trucks that are large, noisy, polluting, and in the way. “We are making progress in changing the perception of trucking, but overall the industry remains underappreciated,” Acres concluded. Acres is optimistic though and has great pride in the industry. “There’s value in the industry and the Association, and we are proud of what we do.” Learn more about the British Columbia Trucking Association at: www. Follow Mike on Twitter @TruckingDC. Like Mike on Facebook at www.facebook. com/ Trucking Politics More.


Transport for Christ

How Should I Respond to the Bible?

By Chaplain Len Reimer


s we consider the question, we find verses of scripture to help us. The writer John records in John 6:68, where Peter asks Jesus, “Lord to whom, shall we go?” The time comes for all of us when a life of faith in Christ seems more difficult than we expected. We all must ask and find an answer. Where else can we go? Jesus alone promises us eternal life. We may face trouble for a little while here on earth, but the sufferings here are not worth

becoming discouraged over when compared to what is waiting for us when we get home. The writer of Psalm 119: 97, 98 goes on to say “O how I love Your (word) law. It is my meditation all the day.” Our days will be better when we spend time thinking about God, who He is, and what He has done for us. We can love Him because He loves us. The writer John in I John 2: 5 goes on to say, “But whoever keeps His word, In him the love of God has truly been perfected.” By this we know that we are in Him. Jesus is the only One in whom we can find lasting peace, and to obey Him ought to be less difficult. The writer Paul suggests in I Timothy 6: 20 that we are to avoid worldly and empty chatter and opposing arguments. It can lead us astray, and away from God. We find

the gospel of Jesus Christ does not change. He is the same yesterday, today, and forever (Hebrews 13:8),

and His salvation remains eternally secure for those who believe. It is worth fighting for,

so we must contend for the faith, no matter what challenge we face. It is important for us to study

the word of God. We need to respect it as God’s word and we need to practice it.


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The Complacency Coach

Giving Back - The Need to Help Others

By Bruce Outridge


t still amazes me how many people bop through life focused on themselves. Maybe it is a lack of exposure to outside problems and conditions, or maybe it is a self righteousness that they are entitled and shouldn’t give back to those in need. I know a person such as this. He was born without much money but his family members have since passed on leaving him their estates. Today he is worth millions but won’t give away anything to charities. He believes that nobody gave him money, so why should he. He feels instead that the money he did get was owed to him. We all believe we are

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entitled, some feel they are entitled to large vacations, some feel they are entitled to a case of beer. Whether large or small, we all feel entitled. Most of us are hard working people and are trying to do right by our positions in life. Part of our nature, however, is social and that means many of us have a dire need to help others. It’s part of our makeup. This part of us can be even stronger if the cause is deeply rooted within the structure of our family and friends. Maybe we have a family member that is sick or maybe we have friends that have been affected by a disease. When that happens the cause may become part of us. I am a firm believer in what goes around comes around and I have always been one to give back. It hasn’t always been about giving money as that can be hard to pledge, but there are other ways to give. You can give back in time, through products and services, or through prayer. What people don’t realize is that the gift doesn’t have to be

grand. It can be simple and thoughtful. It can be as simple as a dollar bill in the plate at church or a large donation on national television. If you have ever seen anyone in the corner of a bus shelter on a cold winter’s night and gave them a hot cup of coffee you will see the appreciation in their faces. They may not put your name on the side of the building, but they may respond with a thoughtful glance of appreciation. Either way you have done something that many others haven’t, you have gone farther than others care to go and you have changed a moment. For one moment you have made a life better for someone else, no matter the return. That’s giving! On October 5th you may want to give again. I personally have had cancer affect friends and family and that is why this cause is important to me. Trucking for a Cure will be holding their fourth annual convoy to celebrate the women in trucking and to support the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. October is Breast Cancer month and the transportation industry has been stepping up to support this cause in big numbers. Breast Cancer takes big numbers but ongoing research is required to solve an issue that is close to many of our hearts. This is the time to get involved, this is the time to step up to the plate and

do good for others. This is the time to participate in an important event that is part of your industry. You can get involved in a big way or a small way, but get involved. You can sponsor the cause as a company, sponsor the cause by entering a truck, or donate

directly to the Foundation. To learn how you can get involved and details about the event on October 5, 2013, visit the Trucking for a Cure website at www. We hope to see you there! About the Author Bruce Outridge is an au-

thor of the books Driven to Drive, Running By The Mile and media affiliate for Trucking for a Cure. For more information on Trucking for a Cure or Bruce and his work please visit and www.truckingforacure. com.




Bendix Honours Grand Champion Of 2013 ATA National Truck Driving Championships


lyria, Ohio – Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC honoured the Grand Champion winner of this year’s American Trucking Associations (ATA) National Truck Driving Championships (NTDC), held August 20 to 24 in Salt Lake City, Utah. For a third straight year, Bendix is the proud sponsor of the Bendix National Truck Driving Championships Grand Champion Award, given to the five-day competition’s overall top driver. Bendix is pleased to recognize the 2013 winner, Gary Harms, a Walmart Transportation profes-

sional truck driver based in Olathe, Kansas. He also won the individual 5-Axle Sleeper driving competition. Gary has logged 30 years as a driver, with more than 1.7 million miles behind the wheel. His driving skills and knowledge of transportation and truck safety information topped those of 422 other professional truck drivers. Gary began competing in his state truck driving championships in 2007, and this is his second trip to the NTDC. In 2011, he placed first in the 4-axle class. The NTDC – an annual contest among professional truck drivers – fea-

tures the winners from 50 state trucking associations’ truck driving championships who participate in nine truck types. Collectively, these champions have driven 605,654,659 accident-free miles. Throughout the event, in their respective classes, drivers tested their expertise in the driving skills they use daily. The competition course inside the Salt Palace Convention Center challenged their knowledge of safety, equipment, and the industry. The skills course tested drivers’ ability to judge distances; maneuver tight spaces; reverse, park,

and position their vehicle exactly over scales, before barriers or around curves. “Bendix congratulates Gary Harms for earning this year’s National Truck Driving Grand Champion award, and salutes the entire qualifying field of drivers who competed in the 2013 National Truck Driving Championships,” said Fred Andersky, Bendix Director of Government and Industry Affairs, and Director of Marketing – Charging. Bendix plans to continue sponsorship of the Grand Champion Award as part of its robust, ongoing commitment to promoting

commercial vehicle and highway safety. Through its ever-growing portfolio of technology developments, Bendix delivers on safety, plus other areas critical to the success of both drivers and fleets. By improving vehicle performance and efficiency, and providing unparalleled post-sales support, Bendix aims to strengthen industry returns on investment in the equipment and technology that rewards everyone with safer roadways. For more information, call 800-AIR-BRAKE (800.247.2725) or visit


Truckload Carriers Association

Nominate Your Carrier as Best Fleets to Drive For


lexandria, Virginia - When you drive for the best, let the world know by nominating your company for the Truckload Carriers Association’s (TCA) 6th annual Best Fleets to Drive For®  survey and contest. Company driv-

ers and owner operators may nominate trucking companies through 5:00 p.m. ET on November 1, 2013. Simply go to www. to complete the application form. Best Fleets to Drive For® is an annual evalua-

tion of the best employers in the trucking industry. CarriersEdge of Markham, Ontario, the leading provider of online driver quality improvement solutions, conducts the survey for TCA. Best Fleets is open to all for-hire trucking compan-

ies operating in the U.S. or Canada with 10 or more trucks, regardless of TCA membership status. After a company is nominated and chooses to continue with the survey and contest, it answers questions about its current human resources best practices,

both electronically and via phone interviews with senior management and a random sampling of its drivers. Top finishers will be identified as Best Fleets to Drive For®, and the highest scoring fleets in each of the Company Driver and Owner Operator categories will be named that category’s overall winner. As a carrier proceeds through the program, its policies and processes are scrutinized, from benefits and professional development, to driver and community support, to safety record and company culture. According to Tom Pirnie, President of Grand Island Express of Grand Island, Nebraska, the winner of the Best Overall Fleet for Company Drivers in last year’s program, “Entering this competition forces a carrier to examine, in depth, its recruiting, HR policies, procedures and benefits. A review of maintenance and safety practices / results is also necessary. The whole process will give you a benchmark as to how you compare to your competition. It will bring positive change to


your company.” Pirnie believes that there are many tangible benefits for carriers who participate in Best Fleets to Drive For®. “The competition can supply renewed energy and focus on company improvements,” he said. “Setting goals and working on improvements can upgrade the communications and morale of all the associates, including the drivers themselves. Winning or placing in the top 20 creates company pride and unity.” After the survey is completed, the top 20 winners will be announced on January 31, 2014, and will be recognized at TCA’s Annual Convention, March 23-26, 2014, at the Gaylord Texan in Grapevine, Texas. The Best Overall Fleet in both categories will also be announced and honored at the convention. To view best practices from last year’s survey as well as profiles of the overall winners, visit www. BestFleetsToDriveFor. com. To view the program’s Facebook page, visit bestfleetstodrivefor.


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From the

Driver’s Seat By: Carl McBride carl@

Railway Safety

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ack in August an unmanned train rode down the tracks into Lac-Mégantic, Quebec. There it crashed and became a massive fireball. This disaster killed many people and destroyed a beautiful small town. For once this is a crash that cannot be blamed on the trucking industry, even though a lot of safety discussions have taken place. I felt it was time to hear from the truck drivers themselves. Drivers are generally quite well trained in handling dangerous goods and situations on a daily basis.

Jack Quest drives for BLM Deck Division Transport based in Kitchener, Ontario: “Let me say this plain and simple, a train that size should always have at least a two man crew. Both should have dangerous goods training. The train should never have been left alone. Safety must be paramount at all times. Even when the train arrives at its destination the engineer and conductor should do one last safety check before handing the train over to the receiver at the other end.”

Dan Vincent, President of Vincent Transport based in Belleville, Ontario had this to say. Although Mr. Vincent is the President of his own company he is very proud to say he is also a driver. Safety is an issue, as far as he is concerned, and being a driver allows him to know what is going on and to ensure that his drivers are well trained. “Safety in the rail industry must be cleaned up right across Canada. No train should leave the yard without at least a two man crew that is safety trained and certified. The crew should never leave the train from the start to finish points of their trip.”

Sean O’Brien drives for RIMS Transport based in Hamilton, Ontario: “Yes, safety is a must in a truck as well as a train. A train should never be allowed to leave the yard without a t w o m a n c r e w. B o t h should be safety trained. The conductor is always the second set of eyes that the engineer needs. Rail companies should be forced to have a sleeper berth on these trains for the crew. Safety must be improved, that is all I can say.”

Chris Stirling drives for Kriska Transport based in Prescott, Ontario: “A trained safety crew is a must in the rail industry. No freight train should be allowed on the main lines without at least a two man crew. Regardless of what freight they are hauling, both members of the crew should be safety trained. In the trucking industry a lot of drivers hold a WHIMIS card which means they are trained to handle dangerous goods. The rail industry must clean up its act.” I`d like to hear from you. Contact me directly by email at or call 613.902.5324.


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Eastern Trucking News, Issue 65, October 2013