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January 2014 Issue 68

—Serving Québec & The Maritimes—

Complete Innovations

Track & Manage Your Fleet’s Performance with Fleet Complete By Marek Krasuski


ince its inception in 2000, Complete Innovations set out to establish a significant footprint in the fleet management sector of the commercial transportation industry. In just 13 years it has earned a well deserved reputation as one of the fastest growing technology companies in North America. Today, as a leading global provider of mission critical fleet, asset and mobile workforce management solutions, Complete Innovations has built its success on assiduously pursuing a core business value, aptly reflected in the company name - innovation. Ilse Passet, the company’s Marketing Communications Specialist, ascribes an intuitive quality to this standard. “It’s in our DNA. Innovation is evident not only in the products and services we provide, but in all aspects of the company. We are always working towards better and more efficient ways of doing things,” she explained. As the most comprehensive and scalable cloud-based mobile workforce solution, Fleet Complete is one of Complete, page 4 >>

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our team


Spotlight on… Complete Innovations


Theme: Communications & On-Board Computers

Barb Woodward

Halina Mikicki

Rick Woodward

Chris Charles

Carl McBride

Marek Krasuski

President & Account Executive


Distribution Manager

Art Director & MIS

Account Executive

Editor in Chief


New Products & Services


Tires & Wheels


A Drive Back in Time


Products & Services Directory


Traction-TruckPro Directory


Truck Stop Directory



January 2014 Western Trucking News, O ntario Trucking News & E astern Trucking News are published monthly by Woodward Publishing G oup Head Office: Picton, Ontario, Canada, 877.225.2232 Head Office: (Sales) Barb Woodward, Sales: Carl McBride, Art Director/MIS: Chris Charles, Administration: Halina Mikicki, Distribution: Rick Woodward Editor-in-Chief: Marek Krasuski, Writers: Wendy Morgan-McBride, Carl McBride, George Fullerton & Mike Howe French Translation: Nicolas Côté Copyright © 2011 Woodward Publishing Inc. All rights reserved. Publication Agreement: No. #40806005

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Spotlight on... Complete Innovations

Fleet Complete® Full Suite of Tracking Resources Complete >> one of the company’s examples of innovative design, which has set it apart from many competitors. Fleet Complete comprises three distinct products which together provide a user friendly, fully integrated management system capable of reducing operational costs, in fact “Over 65% of the fleets using GPS fleet management reported they have recouped their investment in the system within 12 -13 months”. (Driscoll & Associates survey 2013-2014). Fleet Tracker, Asset Tracker, and Action Tr a c k e r , a l l running on the Fleet Complete software platform, operate on a cloudbased system. This is an application that can be accessed a n y w h e r e, a t any time and it contains real time information. The benefits of this service model, explained Ilse Passet, “help our customers stay connected with their vehicles, mobile assets and workers in the field and their drivers on the road, wherever they are and regardless of the device they are using. Our clients can always monitor what is happening and where it is happening,” she said. The company’s popular fleet tracking solution allows clients to streamline operations through enhanced management tools. Fleet Complete - Fleet Tracker, a GPS tracking device measures the speed at which company vehicles are travelling. Because it is

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attached to the ignition, the device indicates when the engine is running and whether the vehicle is moving or idling. Alerts can be programmed to notify management of additional information such as length of idling time, off-road driving, and aggressive driving such as harsh braking and sharp turning. In the Driscoll & Associates survey, monitoring driver behaviour is the second most important benefit that users

experience from fleet management systems. This comes as no surprise as behaviours such as speeding, and aggressive driving can lead to accidents, expensive tickets and increased insurance costs. Careful monitoring of driver behaviour and vehicle movement enables clients to measure performance and alter behaviour when necessary. The benefits of such an effective monitoring tool are many: efficiencies are increased, profits increase by optimizing vehicle routing, customer support is enhanced, environmental footprint is

reduced by conserving energy, and the unauthorized use of vehicles is prevented. In addition, Fleet Tracker’s Vehicle Maintenance Management feature alerts to upcoming oil changes, inspections, hours of service and other related items. Fleet Tracker proudly stands alongside one of two sister products the Asset Tracker. While Fleet Tracker monitors vehicles

with real time visibility, Asset Tracker monitors the location and status of additional high valued assets, thereby protecting against unforeseen losses. Heavy equipment, trailers, containers, mobile buildings and fieldmachinery can be tracked with the Asset Tracker device. Asset Tracker, like its Fleet Tracker counterpart, is also equipped with geo-fencing, location based rules, alerts and reporting functions - safeguards which collectively optimize asset utilization, in addition to reducing theft- related recovery costs and pro-

viding up-to-the-minute status on sensor data. Geo-fencing, for example, is a customized boundary drawn around any Point of Interest (POI) on a map and can be placed around any area where expensive equipment, such as a generator is allowed to move within a designated site. If the equipment is moved outside the POI, or if unauthor-

ized crossing of the electronic zone occurs, an alert will notify the client. Ilse Passet draws attention to its functionality and ease of use. “This is a great feature that allows the user to define any area of interest such as a warehouse facility, fleet yard or border crossing. The software is very intuitive and is as easy as drawing a shape in paint.” Location Based Rules enable clients to define any actions, situations or events deemed critical. For example, an alert can be programmed to announce when a con-

tainer door has been opened or its contents disturbed. Other location based rules include notifications when an asset has been moved, when an assets fuel is below a certain level, or an assets temperature is too high or low. Yet the full measure of monitoring location and status of high-value assets would not be complete without a thorough reporting function featured in the

Fleet Complete software. Reporting can be customized and scheduled based on unique management needs so that a full accounting of each assets every activity is easily obtained. Other features i n c l u d e, t e m p e r a t u r e readings, sensor readings such as plow up / down, door open / closed, seatbelt on / off and a Congregation function that reports when more than one asset is at the same location at the same time. What distinguishes Complete Innovations’ position in the marketplace is its extensive suite of products. Notes Ilse Passet: “Most of our

competitors specialize in either fleet tracking or equipment tracking, or perhaps have a standalone dispatching solution. We, on the other hand, offer a mobile workforce platform to suit the needs of all businesses that do work on the road or in the field.” This all-in-one cloud based solution also offers a fully compliant electronic driver logbook or hours-ofservice solution which offers a much needed solution to the elimination of HOS infractions and the consequent fines and CVOR/DOT penalties that result from non compliance. Action Tracker takes the complexity out of HOS roadside reporting by automating driver logs and related activity with its DOT complaint software. Drivers simply enter pertinent information onto their tablet and the Action Tracker generates reports for inspection authorities. This solution also maintains a running log of the number of driver hours accumulated for a specific time period. Through continuous monitoring of hours worked, drivers and companies can ensure that driving time falls well within established parameters, thereby saving thousands of dollars in penalties for each offence. Since its inception in 2000, Complete Innovations’ core values, including people, quality, productivity and community, as well as innovation, have positioned this company at the forefront of change. Expect to see even more advancements as it assiduously pursues its goal of customer service excellence.


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Cross Border Services

Toronto Cocaine Importation Scheme Busted

By Dawn Truell


up, our Toronto, Ontario is back in the news again for another Cocaine drug smuggling bust! On November 16, 2013, this seizure was found by investigations conducted by the RCMP and ICE, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Together they discovered and seized 70 kilograms of cocaine and arrested three Toronto residents that were responsible for this smuggling

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operation. U.S. Customs and Border Protection started the investigation while inspecting a shipment containing a hydraulic piston that originated in Ecuador, shipped through Miami and destined for Toronto. After a thorough examination, 70 kilograms of cocaine were found concealed inside the piston. HSI (Homeland Security Investigations) Special Agents in both Miami and Toronto were contacted by CBP to initiate a narcotics smuggling investigation. At this point the RCMP also got involved

locally, investigating the attempted delivery of cocaine into Canada. Several other Canadian law enforcement agencies became involved as this investigation progressed. Three men were arrested in Toronto in the Steinway Blvd. and Goodmark Place area. Multiple search warrants were executed throughout the GTA. The U.S.A. and Canada drug enforcement teams, including CBP Customs and Border Protection, ICE Immigrations and Customs U.S., CBSA, RCMP, the Toronto Police Service, Peel Region-

al Police and Homeland Security Investigations, continue to work diligently in the fight against drug smuggling. This case is a perfect example of the cooperative efforts on both sides of the border to eradicate criminal activity. The RCMP has charged the following men with offences

relating to the importation of cocaine: Olanrewaju Lisboa, 44, of Toronto, Akintoye Adebiyi, 45, of Brampton, and Mike Oduh, 49, of Toronto. These accused men are in custody and will appear in the Brampton Provincial Courthouse. This investigation is on-going; further arrests and charges

may be pending. For information regarding anything mentioned in this article, please contact Dawn Truell of Cross Border Services at 905.973.9136, email, visit or


Canadian Trucking Alliance

Canada Seeks Bridge CEO


ichigan is in the process of identifying and buying the properties in Detroit’s Delray neighborhood needed to make way for the New International Trade Crossing (NITC) into Windsor, Ont. According to Crains Detroit Business News, the state is assembling a list of properties required for the six-lane span, plaza and a

highway interchange. Meanwhile, Canada has begun the search for a chief executive to lead the Windsor Detroit Bridge Authority, which will oversee the bi-national construction of the span and its operation. Next year, the authority will seek qualifications from companies interested in building and operating the bridge under a publicprivate partnership.

Preliminary design, acquisition of property and relocation of utilities is expected over the next two Transport Canada’s Mark Butler said. Crains also reports the state plans to use eminent domain to acquire the parcels of real estate its owners refuse to sell. The project is scheduled to be completed by 2020.


Business Insurance Matters

Happy New Year! BY Linda Colgan


fter a lull in the festivities New Years provides the opportunity for many people to wipe the slate clean and create their new year’s resolutions. Many people forfeit resolutions and settle with a mindset that they will simply try to do something a bit better or perhaps balance the scales of home and business life more efficiently. Difficult feats no matter what one elects to do, but prioritizing puts life into perspective. Like the glass jar theory where the professor fills the jar with rocks and then gravel and asks the students if the jar is full, all students view the jar and respond to the professor

in the affirmative. The professor looks at the jar “full” of rocks and gravel and pours sand that fills the little nooks and crannies. The professor once again asks the students if the jar is full. The students look again at the jar and respond that it is indeed full. To their disbelief the professor pours water slowly into the jar until the water reaches the top. Now think about it. If the water went into the jar first, the results would not possibly be the same. So when we apply the same theory to our lives it becomes so clear. We must organize our life with priorities, the larger (important) ones taking precedence over the smaller or less important

issues. So regardless of mindset or resolution, tackle the larger goals first. It takes determination and focus to see them through. As someone once said, “you

can’t plan at 64 to retire at 65, it’s a lifetime plan.” So in closing, I wish everyone success with their continuing or new found goals. May health and happiness be found throughout

2014. Linda Colgan has been an Insurance Broker in the transportation industry since 1986 and currently has embarked on a new role as Senior Account Executive

with Bryson and Associates Insurance Brokers Inc. To contact Linda continue to call at 416.809.3103 or feel free to email Linda at lcolgan@brysoninsurance. ca.


MACK Trucks

U.S. Capitol Tree Lighting


reensboro, North Carolina - After completing a journey of more than 5,000 miles on the back of a MACK® Pinnacle™ model, the 2013 Capitol Christmas Tree was lit in an official ceremony at the U.S. Capitol on December 3rd. The tree traveled from

A MACK® Pinnacle™ model delivers the 88-foot Christmas tree to the U.S. Capitol on a custom-built oversized trailer.

the Colville National Forest in the state of Washington to the west lawn of the U.S. Capitol, making stops in communities across the country. Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-Ohio) led the ceremony and flipped the switch with the help of six-year old Giovanni Gayner to light this year’s Capitol Christmas Tree. The 88-foot Engelmann Spruce was hand-selected from a pool of candidate trees suggested by Colville National Forest employees by the U.S. Capitol Superintendent of Grounds Ted Bechtol. Gayner is a student at Hofstetter School in Colville, Washington, and he also participated in making ornaments for the 2013 Capitol Christmas Tree. Gayner’s name was drawn at random

from the many children in Washington State who participated in this year’ ornament making. More than 6,000 ornaments adorn the tree. The national event was made more festive by musical performances from the Notebusters Children’s Choir, the United States Marine Band and vocalist Lindsay Lawler. The 80-year-old tree was delivered to the U.S. Capitol on November 25 and was lowered by crane into place on the west lawn where it will delight passersby throughout the holiday season. As a sponsor of the tree tour, Mack provided two Mack Pinnacle models for the crosscountry tour. Both were distinctively decaled with the 2013 Capitol Christmas Tree tour logo and patriotic

images of a sturdy bulldog pulling a Christmas tree toward the U.S. Capitol. The trucks were equipped with the MACK mDRIVE® automated manual transmission and the MACK Twin Y™ air suspension, allowing drivers to have an easy and fuel-efficient drive. “We greatly appreciate Mack Trucks’ support of the Capitol Christmas Tree tour,” said Jeff Olson, President of Choose Outdoors, the nonprofit partner of the U.S. Forest Service for this year’s Capitol Christmas Tree. Mack has provided trucks for the Capitol Christmas Tree tour several times, most recently in 2011 and 2012. For more information about Mack, visit our Web site at www.macktrucks. com.


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Theme: Communications & On-board Computers

Integrated Communications Devices Minimize Risk, Improve Efficiency, & Lower Costs

By Marek Krasuski


ommunications devices have become an essential part of the transportation industry, so much so that it’s hard to believe the industry survived without the use of fleet management software, on board computers, and related tools that track everything from asset security to vehicle movement, shipment status and driving behaviour. Much of this software is being refined so as to reduce the amount of interaction between a driver and on board equipment, particularly in light of increasing regulatory control over usage. Several years ago, for example, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) began imposing penalties on drivers who text while on the road. According to the FMCSA, “research commissioned by FMCSA shows that the odds of being involved in a safetycritical event (e.g., crash, near-crash, unintentional lane deviation) is 23.2 times greater for CMV drivers who engage in texting while driving than for those who do not.” The evidence of greater vulnerability to accidents should provide strong incentive for commercial drivers to refrain from such activity, and hopefully send a message to their passengerdriver counterparts, many of whom still don’t get the message that texting and driving is dangerous. Many companies, therefore, are refining their software not only to compete for a larger share of the

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commercial transportation market, but also to minimize the interaction between drivers and the technology that surrounds them. After all, visual displays with flashing lights and multiple alerts can be just as distracting as texting. To this end PeopleNet Canada, an onboard computing and carrier fleet communications provider, has been designing integrated programs that limit the interface between the driver and the technology while the vehicle is in motion. The company’s fleet management applications feature locating, messaging, driver performance, safety, compliance and maintenance tools that help monitor daily operations. PeopleNet reports that users of their management control equipment perform 58.4% better than the national average, experience 43.8% fewer vehicle out-of-service events, far fewer driver out-of-service events, and 64.8% fewer moving violations. Its branded Blu.2 technology, moreover, helps to reduce driver training by up to five hours. Learn more about PeopleNet products at www.peoplnetonline. com. Complete Innovations, profiled in this edition, is another company distinguishing itself in the marketplace by offering a complete suite of tracking resources. Its threeproduct offering, under the Fleet Complete label, features Fleet Tracker, Asset Tracker, and Action Tracker, all of which run on the Fleet Complete software platform and operate on a cloud-based system. Fleet Tracker measures information such as length of idling time, off-road driving, and aggressive driving such as harsh braking and sharp turning. Asset Tracker monitors the lo-

cation and status of additional high valued assets, and the Action Tracker takes the complexity of out HoS roadside reporting by automating driver logs and related activity with its DOT - complaint software. (See front page feature for more information.) Celltutrak is another supplier that offers fleet management solutions, providing both telematics information retrieval systems and anti-theft technology. The company’s promise to deliver a full line of monitoring tools and safety devices is supported by the use of military technology which has been used for search and rescue missions and later adapted for civilian purposes. Its anti-theft technology is equipped with a kill-engine function that is activated if the tracking system detects unauthorized movement of a truck. In such an event the company’s fleet manager can remotely turn the engine off from a computer or smart phone once the vehicle comes to a stop. Similarly, keypads and security cards embedded with driver identification codes allow access only to authorized drivers. Unless the correct driver ID is entered, the vehicle will not start. More information is available on the company website, www. Despite the many benefits of on board computers that tie into broader software programs, a reluctance to fully embrace the technology exists, even though its ability to streamline operations, assess the status of trucks and shipments, and generally provide a bird’s eye view of a carrier’s daily activities yields substantial rewards. Some companies tend to operate in traditional ways and are comfortable working with outdated systems. For example,

several years ago when the United States introduced the ACE manifest – Automated Commercial Environment – there was a lot of resistance from the carrier industry to comply with the regulations that were designed to improve border safety. Opposition mounted in response to growing demands placed on companies to ensure their cargo information arrived at the border before the trucks did. Reluctance, too, also comes from drivers, many of whom resent excessive monitoring of their actions. Noted one driver: “Technology has put a ring in the noses of drivers, which is what the government wants and wholeheartedly endorses. There is no ‘freedom of the road’ left for medium and large sized company drivers anymore. If someone had told me a few years ago trucking would be where it is now, I would have laughed. Its’ a shame that companies spend a fortune on equipment and personnel just to micro-manage their drivers.” Unwillingness to embrace monitoring software also rises from perceptions of affordability. Over 60 percent of trucking companies are considered small businesses, and many of those believe freight software systems

are beyond their financial reach. Today, however, the technology is affordable. Providers today target smaller companies by offering leasing arrangements with minimal monthly rates, making these products much more affordable. Typically, on board computers are linked into dispatch programs that track the location of every truck in a fleet. Similarly, tracking tools monitor freight shipments and vehicles, provide fuel management, Automated Hours of Service, IFTA, Scanning, Navigation, Performance Monitoring, and critical event reporting. Security measures such as geofencing are also common. This safeguard allows customers to draw electronic zones around targeted areas such as buildings, docking facilities or fleet yards. Crossing a geofenced perimeter will trigger a warning to the user who can monitor truck activity with a computer or wireless mobile device. Shaw Tracking provides applications such as Automated Hours of Service, IFTA, Scanning, Navigation, Performance Monitoring with Fuel Management and Critical Event Reporting - solutions which help improve safety, increase compliance and improve financial returns.

See www.shawtracking. ca. Omnitracs, another leading stakeholder offers software applications, platforms and intuitive technologies such as solutions for safety and compliance, driver retention, GPS fleet tracking, and fleet maintenance software. These assist in solving common fleet problems and meeting fleet management objectives. For more information, contact www. While computers and related communications devices have streamlined operations and reduced costs for operators, experts caution against being lulled into a false sense of security. Technology alone does not eliminate risk; rather, its use lies in enhancing safety provided that all users, including drivers, continue to work responsibly. With the advent of ABS brakes, for example, many thought the vehicle would stop faster, and so engaged in riskier activity by increasing speeds and decreasing stopping distances. Hopefully, as technology is integrated, not only into the operations of a company, but into the minds of the people who use it, it will be embraced as a supplement to, rather than a replacement of, safety-conscious behaviour.


Shaw Tracking

Shaw Tracking Showcases New Video – “Filling Trucks, Fulfilling Needs”


ississauga, Ontario - Shaw Tr a c k i n g , a Shaw Communications company (TSX: SJR.B and NYSE:SJR), and leader in communications for the Canadian transportation industry, is proud to showcase a new video in collaboration with the non-profit organization Trucks For Change Network (“T4C”). The video, entitled “Filling Trucks, Fulfilling Needs”, will help to garner more awareness of T4C’s programs, which support charities and communities across Canada with transportation services. By matching available trucking capacity with charity freight requests, T4C’s member trucking companies are able to offer donated or reducedrate services to charities engaged in distributing donated food and materials. Since launching in 2011 with the help of the Ontario Trucking Association, Trucks For Change Network members have moved over four million

pounds of donations to communities across Canada, in the process saving tens of thousands of dollars for charity organizations including Food Banks Canada, Habitat For Humanity Canada, and Canadian Red Cross. Shaw worked in conjunction with Newcom Business Media to create the video, which highlights the significant role that T4C’s growing network of trucking and logistics members are playing in its communities. Shaw TV will broadcast “Filling Trucks, Fulfilling Needs” multiple times on all systems on Wednesday, November 27th. This segment will be airing on 43+ of Shaw’s local go! shows throughout the month of November. The video is also hosted for viewing on YouTube, and all participating carriers and sponsors are encouraged to embed it to their website to promote the trucking industry’s valuable contributions. Shaw Tracking is aligned with Trucks For Change

Network’s mission to facilitate the trucking industry’s support of the communities it serves. Mike Ham, Vice-President of S h aw Tr a c k i n g , c o m mented, “We’re ecstatic to have this opportunity to promote Trucks For Change Network, and to provide the resources to produce this video. We’re proud to contribute to T4C’s work and to support our customers and business partners involved in this innovative project”. Pete Dalmazzi, President and Founder of Trucks For Change Network, added, “We’re thrilled to have the support of Mike and the Shaw team. Shaw Tracking is a leading player in the Canadian trucking industry, and Shaw Communications’ production and distribution of our video will help us to tell our story inside and outside the trucking industry.  It’s a dream partnership for us”. To learn more about Trucks For Change Network, please visit www.

Shaw Communications is proud to showcase a new video in collaboration with the nonprofit organization Trucks For Change Network (“T4C”). Additional information about Shaw Tracking is available at For more information about Shaw, please visit About Trucks For Change Trucks For Change Network is an innovative non-profit collaboration of leading Canadian trucking companies and industry partners making a difference in communities by helping charitable organizations to distribute donated food and materials nationwide.

To learn more about our work, please visit us at www.trucksforchange. org. About Shaw Tracking Shaw Tracking is a division of Shaw Communications Inc, a diversified communications and media company. Shaw Tracking provides ruggedized hardware with advanced integrated software applications; on-board recording and driver interface solutions geared toward creating knowledge, efficiency and improved profitability for the Transportation and Logistics Industry. With applications such as Automated Hours of Service, IFTA, Scanning, Navigation, Performance Monitoring with Fuel Management and Critical Event Reporting, we are driven to surpass our customer’s expectations with solutions that improve safety, increase compliance and provide proven financial returns. Through cutting edge innovation and technology, coupled with over 23 years of experienced and dedicated support to the Transportation and Logistics Industry, we are committed to working with our customers to perform

at unprecedented levels. Additional information about Shaw Tracking is available at About Shaw Communications Inc. Shaw Communications Inc., is a diversified communications and media company, providing consumers with broadband cable television, HighSpeed Internet, Home Phone, telecommunications services (through Shaw Business), satellite direct-to-home services (through Shaw Direct) and engaging programming content (through Shaw Media). Shaw serves 3.4 million customers, through a reliable and extensive fibre network.  Shaw Media operates one of the largest conventional television networks in Canada, Global Television, and 19 specialty networks including HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada, History Television and Showcase. Shaw is traded on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges and is included in the S&P/TSX 60 Index (Symbol: TSX – SJR.B, NYSE – SJR). For more information about Shaw, please visit


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Keeping Your Vehicles Clean

Do You Believe in Touchless Washing?

By Jack Jackson


would say one of the most common questions today is, “do your brushes scratch paint?” We have been washing vehicles for over 23 years and the technology of brushes has only gotten better. Of course, you get what you pay for, but, no, we don’t scratch paint with our brushes. We are washing some of the most expensive paint and advertising wraps in the market on buses, trucks and trains – all with no issues.

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The technology of the proper brush with the proper chemical will far outperform any other method and will be the least expensive for any ROI out there. I could go into the various brushes, materials and mechanics, but not only would it be overwhelming, the answers would also depend on the desired outcome, throughput and budget. You can always contact us and get advice, just as we did recently with the following story. I recently visited a large urban transportation facility that spent over $1 million on an automatic, drive through wash system. This was only a 3 year old facility and their issue was the vehicles (trains) did not meet the cleanliness expectation of the customer. The chemical company was working diligently with the customer to come up with every scenario,

including additional wash arches, chemicals, soaps and acids to increase washing force allowed by the limited space of the building. Of course, more chemicals adds more costs and sometimes can actually do damage to the vehicle or paint. In this case, damage to the rivets resulted. When we did the inspection it was determined that it would be impossible to add any more chemicals to do the job, but what came to light was the brushes were of the most inexpensive on the market. Individual brush strands were round and hollow. In comparison it would be like cleaning your car with a bunch of cocktail size straws whipping against your vehicle. A round brush is not going to hold any chemical or water on it to ensure lubricity and eliminate abrasion at the same time.

Today’s brushes can ensure there are no issues with scratching, yet there is some scrubbing. Your best method to clean, as I am sure all your grandmothers would attest to, is a little soap and a good scrubbing. That holds true to today’s technology in cruciform polyethylene or polypropylene brushes. Once we added in some of the proper brushing technology the problem was solved. Even the nooks and crannies got a thorough clean. There are numerous videos available online to discuss today’s brush technology and the myths of touchless versus soft touch washing. If you would like to learn more, we are always available to discuss your requirements and recommend your best options. For those who want to know, there is cloth, lambskin, foam, polyethylene

and polypropylene brushes to mention a few, each with their advantages and disadvantages. Jack Jackson is President of Awash Systems Corp. Email: jjackson@ or call 800.265.7405. Visit our website for DIY tips and washing information. North America’s Leader in Fleet Washing Solutions.


The technology of the proper brush with the proper chemical will far outperform any other method and will be the least expensive for any ROI out there


Unique Products Provide Cost Saving Solutions By Marek Krasuski


estimonials describing the unique properties and benefits of Nviroclean, a spill remediation product, confirm this product’s value to the trucking industry. Tired of using cat litter and “all the old tricks” to clean up oil spills and other contaminants, Nviroclean users claim nothing matches its ability to effectively eradicate unwanted contaminants. Nviroclean, an EPA and MSDS-approved innovation, instantly cleans lubricants, oils and fuels, coolants, chemicals, paints, solvents, liquid detergents and bio-waste, food products and body fluids – all this with an environmentally safe product that can be reused up to five times. Nvironclean is as easy to use as it is effective. Simply apply generous amounts onto spills, work the Nviroclean into the contaminant with a broom, and pick up

the used material. Once it has lost its effectiveness, and only after multiple applications, simply place it in a container for disposal. Since there are no known hazards, according to the International Association for research on Cancer (IARC), this non-biodegradable product does not leach contaminants. Safely absorbing liquids directly into the product, Nviroclean is rendered safe for deposit in any landfill site. Each year, an estimated 200 million gallons of used motor oil and 220 million gallons of used antifreeze are improperly disposed of in the United States alone. Nviroclean, therefore, is the trucking industry’s answer to remediating the improper disposal of fuels and other industry-related products. In addition, a wide spectrum of users benefit from Nviroclean’s attributes. Carpet stains in the home or office, for ex-

ample, are easily removed simply by working in the product until it turns the colour of the stain. Once dried, the stain, now absorbed into the product, can simply be swept up or vacuumed. Ali Kahn, principal distributor of Nviroclean and other industry innovations such as the Supertech fuelsaver, highlights the wide ranging benefits of this multi-purpose product. “Nviroclean is a versatile and reusable product that is up to 15 times more effective than conventional clay products designed for the same use. Clean-up time is reduced by half compared to other products and helps avoid slips and falls in garages and yards. Ideal for the transportation industry, it is equally beneficial for use in other sectors such as municipalities, the medical profession, agriculture, the military, and aviation,” he said.

Nviroclean is deemed a fully green product formulated to absorb up to five times as much fluid per pound than conventional clay products. More information is available on the company website at www. or www. Standing alongside the benefits that Nviroclean provides is the Supertech fuel saver, the transportation industry’s answer to reducing costs by “cutting emissions on diesel and gas powered engines by up to 80 percent and by reducing fuel consumption by up to 12 percent, depending on driving conditions,” says Ali Kahn. Supertech® is a solid immersion device which functions inside the fuel tank of vehicles with hydrocarbon-driven engines (petrol or diesel). There are five models of varying size, providing for a fuel tank capacity of up to 800 litres.

The Supertech canister which is deposited directly into the fuel tank optimizes vehicle combustion by recovering the part of the fuel that remains un-burnt and literally goes up in smoke. Supertech weakens the inter-molecular bond of the atoms which form the molecules H and C (hydrocarbons), of which fuel is composed. This process facilitates a more efficient passage of oxygen, resulting in a more complete combustion process. Formerly un-combusted fuel now undergoes combustion, resulting in a more effective fuel burn, less emissions and better mileage. In addition, installation is simple, requiring no changes to the hydraulic, mechanical or electrical systems of the vehicle. Once installed the benefits of the Supertech are immediate, and users need not worry about damage to the vehicle or fuel tank

since the lightweight device is simply hooked to the inside of the tank. ALL on road fuel consumption tests were completed in accordance with the INTERNATIONAL PROTOCOL: SAE J1321of Society of Automotive Engineers. For more information, see their website at The device has also been validated by independent laboratories, universities, governments, and transport fleets in twenty countries. Its efficiency has been acknowledged through roll-bench laboratory tests and on the road. The device can also be easily re-installed in other vehicles. More information on these products is available at www.usfuelsaver. org and www.nviroclean. com, Contact Ali Kahn at or call 780.660.5696.


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Legal Matters

MTO Officers Laying Charges for Moving Violations

By Mark Reynolds


s of the New Year, MTO Officers will have the authority to lay charges for mov-

ing violations against commercial vehicle drivers under the Highway Traffic Act. This would include improper turns, red light violations, careless driving, etc. Although this authority already existed technically, MTO Officers were discouraged from writing these types of charges and were directed to focus instead on mechanical safety, log books, dangerous goods and

other related offences. This may not seem newsworthy, but the impact of this could be quite serious. Given that MTO has assigned 5 CVOR points to most moving violations under the Highway Traffic Act, more of these charges being laid against commercial vehicle drivers can have a significant impact on both the driver’s record and the operator’s CVOR record.

The higher the chances of these charges being laid, the higher the chances that drivers convicted of these offences are more likely to face discipline from their employer given the impact of 5 CVOR points per violation. Too many of these convictions can also result in drivers becoming unemployed and uninsurable. It will be very important in the future to take a long hard

look at the charge that has been laid and the evidence, or lack thereof, to support the charge. More companies will choose to contest these charges in court in order to manage the number of points being assigned to their CVOR and more drivers will be contesting these charges in order to reduce the number of convictions being assigned to their records.

It will be very important to seek advice prior to simply paying a fine. The result of not doing so could be career altering. 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 MarkReynolds@OTTLegal. com.

nese, phosphorus, calcium and fiber. Kale is the most nutrient dense green leafed vegetable. It aids in blood clotting, promotes healthy vision and retinal function and fights cancer. It includes vitamins A, B6,C, K and minerals – iron, fiber, niacin, folate, calcium,

manganese, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, riboflavin, and copper. Another notable benefit of green foods has to do with digestion. The digestive enzymes and other nutrients often found in green foods help this process by increasing regularity and keeping our

digestive tract operating efficiently. Optimum health involves providing our bodies with the best possible nutrients for maintaining cellular wellness and function. Green vegetables should be part of everyone’s foundation for good health.


Healthy Living

Eat your GREENS!

By Brenda Ricker


reen foods can support most bodily functions, boost energy levels, and eliminate toxins such as heavy metals which can weaken our tissues and lead to disease over time. “Eat your vegetables!” We have all heard this statement many times from our mothers as well

as our doctors and health professionals. That quote has never been more true than today. With the amount of free radicals that enter our bodies daily and the stress levels put on us, diet is more important today than ever before. Here are some of the important greens we should be eating regularly: Arugula inhibits cancer growth and improves immune defenses. It is an excellent choice for building healthy bones. It is chock full of vitamins A, C, E, K and minerals – folate, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, potassium,

choline, and fiber. Collard greens help lower LDL cholesterol; regulate blood sugar and combat osteoporosis. They also boost the immune system against viral and bacterial infection, and are enriched with vitamins A, B6, C, E, K, and minerals – folate, choline, manganese, potassium, calcium and fiber. Iceberg lettuce, although lowest of all leafy greens n u t r i t i o n a l l y, i c e b e r g combats anemia, heart disease and age-relates illnesses. Vitamins A, C, E and K are found here, as well as minerals – iron, folate, choline, manga-

Sousa Truck Trailer Repair Ltd.

New Sousa Location in Cambridge, Ontario


ousa Truck Trailer Repair Ltd. is excited to announce the opening of their new location in Cambridge, O n t a r i o . S o u s a Tr u c k Trailer Repair Ltd. has been servicing trucks and trailers in the greater Toronto area since 1988. Starting from the back of company owner John Sousa’s pick-up truck, the company has now grown to a 24hr shop and mobile service organization that employs nearly 50 people. Sousa prides

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itself on being a family run business that always puts its customers first. In 2011 Sousa began a new venture in Cambridge, Ontario by running a small fleet of its rental business (Sousa Convoy) and a 24hr mobile service. But as all family run businesses go, there comes a time where torches are passed and new opportunities arise. Running a shop in Cambridge has always been a goal of Christopher Sousa, son of owner John Sousa and now finally that dream

is coming true. Not only will they continue to run a fleet of rentals in Cambridge along with a 24hr mobile truck, but now finally Sousa will be able to provide their customers with a 12,000 square-foot shop along with 3 acres of fenced parking space. Sousa plans to open the doors as of January 2014, followed with a grand opening in June 2014. For more information please contact Christopher P. Sousa Toll Free at 800.560.1050



ATSSA - Toronto

ATSSA Members Show Their Generosity By Barb Woodward


he December meeting was a fun night as usual with the annual Toys for Tots Drive and food donations of nonperishable items for the Food Bank. Constable Amy Davidson of the Peel Regional Police and Toys for Tots Chair made an announcement the next day that as a group, a total of $860.00 was raised in cash donations and a total of 260 toys

were collected for donation to needy families in the area. Constable Amy Davidson commented, “What an amazing contribution to our Toys for Tots campaign! We are so grateful to the members of the ATSSA Toronto branch. I know the kids will enjoy receiving the gifts that were so generously donated.” The Ladies Night Dance will be held on February 22nd, 2014 at the Paradise Banquet Hall with

entertainment provided by Arden and the Tourists (6 piece band). Tickets are available from Brian Sibbald who can be reached at 905.564.7278. A new hotel has been chosen which is part of the Marriott chain and rooms can be reserved for $109.00 + tax. Sponsors for monthly meetings are always welcome and can be booked by contacting Brian Sibbald at 905.564.7278. This is your company’s op-

portunity for a captive audience to present your products and/or services! If you know a company that would like to become a sponsor and sponsors a monthly meeting, you will receive your membership dues free or if you have already paid, they will be reimbursed to you. Meetings are held at the Paradise Banquet Hall located on Jane Street just above the 407. Meetings are held every second Tuesday (changed from

Toronto ATSSA raised $860.00 in cash donations and 260 toys for this year’s Toys for Tots. every second Thursday) at 6 pm with a lovely buffet dinner followed by

company business and a presentation from the sponsor of the night.


Ontario Trucking Association

Truck Trainers, Insurers Join OTA Call for Mandatory Entry Level Training


n assembly of leading Canadian trucking insurers and the Truck Training Schools Association of Ontario have banded with

the Ontario Trucking Association in calling on the province to introduce mandatory entry level training for commercial truck drivers.

Northbridge Insurance, The Guarantee Company of North America, Old Republic Insurance of Canada, Zurich Canada and the Truck Training

Schools Association of Ontario (TTSAO) all recently penned letters of support for OTA’s position that mandatory entry level training would help reduce the driver shortage and raise the level of the quality of new drivers entering the industry by making truck driving a skilled occupation. Mandatory entry level training is a key recommendation of both the Canadian Trucking Alliance’s Blue Ribbon Task Force (BRTF) report on the driver shortage and the landmark Conference Board of Canada study. OTA and the provincial associations have been discussing the issue with their respective provinces and OTA recently brought the effort to the attention of Premier Kathleen Wynne. “There appears to be some traction gaining in certain provinces. While that’s a good sign, there is still a very long road ahead and major hurdles persist, which is why the training and insurance industries joining OTA on this issue is an important step,” says OTA President David Bradley. “The good news is that at the very least a dialogue is now underway.” In its letter, Northbridge

Insurance stated that mandatory entry level training would bring “much deserved respect to truck driving as a valued and skilled occupational skilled trade” and a “necessary step to ensure qualified men and women are behind the wheel of Canada’s distribution network.” Current licensing conditions surrounding heavy commercial trucks are lacking any benchmark for candidates to be measured against, points out Old Republic: “Mandatory entry level training standards will provide that needed benchmark to ensure those licensed to drive commercial trucks have the necessary skills to help them safely navigate Canada’s roadways. Our company believes strongly that mandatory entry level training standards must be implemented.” Added The Guarantee Company of North America: “Currently years of experience and driver vehicle abstracts are the only benchmarking criteria for determining driver’s qualifications. There currently isn’t any criteria in place to obtain a heavy commercial licence or ensure that a safety standard is maintained in the

critical first three years of licensing. Having a program such as mandatory entry level training will create and maintain a culture of safe driving behaviour and increased driver confidence.” “Our ability to produce quality graduates is hindered by reasons identified and outlined by the Blue Ribbon Task Force,” states the TTSAO. “By addressing a multiplicity of standards and curricula and having industry uptake, awareness and buy-in is critical for our identified goals. Mandatory entry level training will ensure a balance is maintained between industry capacity needs and public safety.” In its letter Zurich also supported the idea of a mandatory entry level training for commercial vehicle drivers, welcoming the opportunity to provide further input for a developmental program down the road. “We believe that establishing a qualification standard will ensure that driving a commercial vehicle is recognized as a profession and an important career, rekindling the deserved respect for the profession while also making our roads even safer.”


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Health Insurance Matters

Top 5 Solutions to Getting Claims Paid

By Lina Demedeiros


his month we provide you with the solutions to recover benefits not paid by an insurance company. The top 5 reasons why you as an Owner Operator do not get paid at claim time

are: You independently cancelled your plan, you were forced to cancel your plan that was being replaced by another “cheaper” insurance company, you had an accident not covered by the same insurance company, you were uninsurable for illness coverage, or you did not understand the terms of coverage. Here are the top five solutions for getting paid. Hire either a Certified Health Specialist, also known as a Registered Health Underwriter, or someone who specializes in the sale of disability insurance products. These can be found

by contacting the Financial Services Commission of Ontario at You can also contact the advisor who sold you the plan. If the advisor refuses to resolve the matter, and alleges you voluntarily cancelled the plan, then contact a personal injury lawyer. We also recommend that you contact a lawyer if you did not understand or signed a letter of understanding or waiver releasing any claims against the agent or the insurer. All pre-existing conditions are not covered by a new insurer. If you are uninsurable for illness, bear in mind that

many injuries do fall under this category and that limited coverage, such as 60 days for example, may be available. It is advisable to purchase Workplace Safety and Insurance Board coverage that offers protection against accidents that may not be covered by a private insurance plan. If you did not understand the terms of your coverage and/or have not been offered a superior plan, contact your advisor first to determine if you are unable to settle the claim. We recommend a Certified Health Specialist and/or Registered Health Underwriter

or personal injury lawyer to assist. If you have had a motor vehicle accident and are not protected by any of the reasons outlined above, your solution is to submit the claim under the accident benefits portion of the corporate fleet insurance since the company mandated you replace the policy. Any individual replacing a policy must understand the benefits they are giving up in an effort to gain other benefits. If you did not understand what you were losing, you have a claim against those individuals, unless you voluntarily can-

celled the policy. If you were forced to do this against your own wishes we suggest you contact a lawyer. A disability lasting 6 months can wipe out years of retirement savings, force you to re-finance, or put you out of business. It is always best to buy less coverage with more benefits than more coverage with limited benefits. For more information on this article or any others please visit our website at or 416.748.9992, toll free at 800.236.5810. Season greetings to all our readers!


Up With Women

Guinness World Record for Heaviest Vehicle Pull


oronto, Ontario - Li a Gri mani s , founder of Up With Women and recognized as one of Canada’s most powerful women, set a new Guinness World Record for the “Heaviest Vehicle Pulled 100 feet By A Woman”. Lia pulled a 17,000 pound transport truck to raise awareness for women and girls at risk and to inspire women to realize they are stronger than they think they are. “As a survivor of homelessness and violence in the home, I wanted to show women who are struggling that anything is possible, and that we are all stronger than we think we are,” said Grimanis. “I didn’t think I would live past the age of 21. On December 12th, I celebrated my 42nd birthday and I’m thrilled to use this opportunity to be able to give

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back through the truck pull to those who supported me when I was homeless - the YWCA and other shelters, and invest in the lives of women and girls at risk.” The event took place at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Marnie McBean, three-time Olympic champion, participated as a guest judge. “Accepting big goals is intimidating,” said McBean. “Unfortunately, that’s why too many people hesitate to ‘think big’ and try to make a positive change. Lia is a normal person who does incredible things because she makes it a habit to accept the fear and challenge that comes with big goals, demonstrating to others that they too can be, and are, stronger than they think.” Maple Leaf Foods, one of the event’s primary sponsors donated 10,000

pounds of food - 1,000 pounds for every 10 feet Lia pulled the truck - to the YWCA Toronto. “Lia, the Up With Women organization and the YWCA Toronto play tremendous roles in shaping bright futures for so many women and girls who need a helping hand,” said Michael McCain, President and CEO of Maple Leaf Foods. “We are proud to provide the YWCA with nutritious food that will help thousands of women enjoy healthy, balanced meals and to partner with Lia to get the message out that women and girls atrisk can be the leaders they have always wanted to be.” Canada Cartage, one of Canada’s leading transportation and logistics companies, provided the transport truck for the event. “Our company is excited to support Lia and her foundation in this event,” said Jeff Lindsay, President and CEO of Canada Cartage. “Lia’s story is inspirational, and sends a message of hope and encouragement to women living in difficult circumstances.” About Up With Women Since 2009, Up With Women has supported women at-risk of home-

lessness to become fully independent and active members of their communities. Up With Women runs

a free year-long careercoaching program to move women to the next level of economic independence

and break the cycle of poverty. For more information, please visit


TMTA Sudbury

TMTA Hosts 2nd Annual Trade Show By Marek Krasuski


he Sudbury chapter of the Transportation Maintenance and Technology Association (TMTA) held its annual trade show on Thursday December 12th at the award-winning Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel in Sudbury from 4 to 8 p.m. Admission was free for all enthusiasts wanting to be apprised

of industry-related products and services in the Sudbury region and elsewhere. Of the 28 exhibitors the majority, in fact, were from areas beyond Greater Sudbury, according to Publicity Officer, Wes Govier. “I would say about two thirds of our exhibitors are from out of town, the rest are local,” he said. Despite the bad weather which deterred

some from attending, the turnout was substantial with some 200 visitors taking part and observing the wide product range on display. TMTA Vice President, Mike Hamel, described the show as an important industry-related event. “This occasion is a great opportunity for stakeholders to see the latest products and services available

in the industry. All these exhibitors have something important to offer,” he said. Ve n d o r s g e n e r o u s l y provided products or gift certificates which TMTA President, Stewart McBain, raffled off every 15 minutes throughout the duration of the show. An excellent buffet was available to both members and

non members. The Sudbury TMTA is one of several groups of fleet maintenance professionals across Ontario actively running light, medium, and heavy duty vehicles across Canada and the U.S. It holds monthly meetings on the second Thursday of each month from September to June at the award win-

ning Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel. Sponsors are encouraged to support the monthly dinner meetings. These are unique opportunities to engage in one place with transportation fleet maintenance and distributors from Sudbury, Timmins, North Bay, Manitoulin Island and points between and beyond.


Evans Cooling Systems

Ocean to Ocean World Record Set


uffield, Connecticut – Australian motoring enthusiast Rod Wade, aka the Vintage Adventurer, has set a new world record in the Ocean to Ocean Driving Challenge with Evans Waterless Coolant running through the engine of his 1930 Model A Ford. The non-stop drive was completed in 50 hours, 20 minutes and 6 seconds, beating his goal by almost 10 hours. The journey began Friday morning, precisely at 12:01 am, where Rod and his codriver, Michael Flanders filled a bottle with water from the Atlantic Ocean. The engine ran reliably through snow and rain, and hills and plains, until arrival at California’s Venice Beach Saturday night at 11:20 pm, where they poured the water from the Atlantic into the Pacific Ocean, officially completing the Ocean 2 Ocean Challenge. Rod and Michael traveled the 2,947 mile trip averaging just over 58 miles per hour without any water in the cooling system, and without worries of overheating either. Evans Waterless Coolant was used to ensure the cooling system functioned under demanding conditions. Water was on board, but used where it was needed the most – to

hydrate Rod and Michael during their marathon adventure. Just before departure Rod said, “Evans waterless coolant performed so well when we drove through Asia in the hot summer that we insisted on using it for this trip. We are very confident with Evans.” This past June, the car completed the Peking to Paris Rally, considered to be the world’s greatest motoring challenge. Along this rigorous route, Evans waterless coolant successfully demonstrated its capabilities of performing under extreme conditions. With a boiling point of 375°F, Evans High Performance Coolant will function well past the failure point of waterbased coolants. Evans High Performance Coolant provides permanent

cooling protection for the life of the engine, and protects against corrosion, electrolysis and cavitation erosion. The next goal of the Vintage Adventurer team will be to take on the Ocean to Ocean Australia, again in the Model A Ford. Scheduled for June 2014, that event is a timed challenge from Queensland to Fremantle and return. Rod’s goal is to raise awareness and much needed money for Kidney Health Australia and the American Kidney Fund. For more information on Evans Cooling Systems, Inc. and Waterless Engine Coolants please visit For more information on the Ocean 2 Ocean Challenge, the Vintage Adventurer and the latest updates, visit


Celebrating at Venice Beach by Ricardo Da Cruz/Joman Auto Services January 2014   15

New Products & Services


Peterbilt’s New Model 567 in Full Production


he newest addition to Peterbilt’s vehicle lineup the vocational Model 567 - is now in full production. The rugged truck or tractor can be configured to meet a wide range of heavy- and severe-duty applications, Peterbilt Motors Company recently announced. “Assembly is in full swing for the Model 567 with strong demand for our new model in many different markets. The durability and versatility of the Model 567 make it ideal for dump, mixer, heavy haul and refuse applications,” said Robert Woodall, Peterbilt Director of Sales and Marketing. Peterbilt unveiled the new model earlier this year during the MidAmerica Trucking Show in Louisville, Kentucky. It was developed through the most extensive product research and development in the company’s long history of vocational models and endured rigorous testing at the PACCAR

Technical Center in Mount Vernon, Washington. “Peterbilt’s Model 567 can be ordered in 121and 115-inch BBC lengths with a wide variety of heavy-duty components and axle configurations for increased payloads and optimized weight distribution,” said Woodall. “It has a set-back front axle that provides excellent maneuverability and a tight turning radius. Combined with the panoramic view from the cab, operators will enjoy enhanced visibility and productivity throughout virtually every jobsite condition.” The Model 567 is standard with the PACCAR MX-13 Engine with up to 500 horsepower and 1,850 lb-ft of torque and can be ordered as a day cab or with Peterbilt’s complete line-up of detachable sleepers. Durable, Versatile Design Lightweight, yet durable to provide many years of service, the all-aluminum cab of the Model 567 is en-

hanced with strategically positioned steel reinforcements. “For additional strength and cab stability, steel upper A-pillars and rear corner reinforcements have been added,” said Landon Sproull, Peterbilt Chief Engineer. “The large cast aluminum front cab mounts distribute road stresses evenly, reducing road-induced wear and improving ride quality.” Durability is further improved with the Model 567’s Metton® hood that is highly resilient and can absorb many impacts that would shatter or crack other materials. The vehicle also features Peterbilt’s signature stainless steel oval mesh grille and surround, and the hood pivot system has a protection function that directs energy around the cooling module in the event of an impact. The Model 567’s chassis is designed to maximize strength while minimizing weight for increased payload capacity. The chassis

is 10 to 15 percent stiffer than comparable products for improved maneuverability, ride and handling. The clean frame rails facilitate ease of installation for various bodies, auxiliary axles and hydraulic tanks. Outstanding Operator Environment Panoramic visibility, superior ergonomics and best-in-class operator amenities combine to provide operators with improved productivity and safety. Maximum forward visibility is achieved through a panoramic windshield that features integrated locaters in the cab structure to allow for high-quality and time-efficient field repairs. A-pillars have strategically placed supports for added strength, allowing them to be 13 percent narrower than other designs, further enhancing visibility. The forward lighting system on the Model 567 is a proven design that significantly enhances down-

road visibility and reduces driver fatigue. The headlamps feature projector module low beams, which have a 2,000 hour lifecycle, and complex reflector high beams. Peterbilt’s signature pod-mounted design helps protect the headlight from potential damage to the fender, common occurrences on congested jobsites. According to Sproull, the Model 567’s interior combines ruggedness and durability with comfort and performance for the vocational market. The new interior begins with

a spacious 2.1 meter-wide cab that provides a quiet environment that reduces driver fatigue and improves efficiency. “A key consideration of the Model 567 design is the driver-centric research and planning process Peterbilt engineers used to develop the new model,” said Sproull. “We interviewed hundreds of drivers about their preferences to ensure the 567 cab would provide operators with the most desired, productive and comfortable operating environment.”


Mack Trucks

Lightweight Granite® MHD Rear Loader


ontreal, Quebec – Refuse customers seeking a lightweight and costeffective vehicle that is also tough and reliable can now look to the MACK® Granite® Medium Heavy Duty (MHD) rear loader that was introduced at the 2013 Canadian Waste and Recycling Expo. The Mack Granite MHD rear loader offers a reduced weight option for refuse companies and municipalities desiring a truck built for lighterduty cycles, such as short inner-city routes or for service in smaller towns. Because the Granite MHD has lighter weight components than other refuse models, it offers an economic alternative to help fleets increase their return 16    January 2014

on investment. “The MHD rear loader is a complement to the existing Mack refuse product line that includes the MACK Granite and the MACK TerraPro™ Cabover and Low Entry vehicles,” said Curtis Dorwart, Mack Refuse Marketing Product Manager. “This tough, lightweight truck is a customized option for our refuse customers who need a vehicle that is ideal for shorter routes and lower gross payload. We feel that it’s important to provide a complete offer of lighter – and heavier-duty refuse vehicles so we can tailor the truck to the application.” The clean back-of-cab design of the Granite MHD accommodates a range of body options and makes

the vehicle particularly well-suited to rear loader applications. Available in 4x2 or 6x4 configurations, the truck is equipped with a Cummins ISL9 345horsepower engine with a maximum torque rating of 1,150 lb.-ft., offering the power and durability that Mack is known for in a lighter package. In fact, the MHD rear loader is available as a Class 7 solution when configured as a 4x2. The MHD rear loader’s cab also offers improved driver comfort because it is mounted on airbags and shocks. With a short bumper-to-tire distance, the MHD rear loader has a superior front-end swing clearance and an excellent wheel cut that allows it to maneuver in and out of

Mack Trucks introduced today the MACK® Granite® Medium Heavy Duty (MHD) rear loader, a lightweight solution for refuse customers. tight collection sites. “Mack has been in the refuse business for more than100 years, supplying industry-leading solutions to best meet customers’

needs,” said John Walsh, Mack Vice President of Marketing. “As the clear market leader in refuse today, Mack vehicles are designed and spec’d for

the particular requirements of our customers.” For more information about Mack, visit our Web site at www.macktrucks. com.


New Products & Services

Carrier Transicold

Carrier Introduces Hybrid Vector™ 8600MT Multi-Temperature System


thens, Georgia - The new Vector™ 8600MT hybrid unit from Carrier Transicold advances multi-temperature trailer refrigeration with new smart remote evaporators that improve operational efficiencies and reliability, and enable easier, more flexible installation. Carrier Transicold helps improve global transport and shipping temperature control with a complete line of equipment for refrigerated trucks, trailers and containers, and is a part of UTC Building & Industrial Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). The Vector 8600MT is the first commercially available multi-temperature trailer refrigeration unit that meets the 2013 EPA Tier 4 standard. “The innovative engineering that went into the Vector 8600MT unit and its new smart remote evaporators provides our food distribution and supermarket customers with significant benefits,” said David Appel, President, C a r r i e r Tr a n s i c o l d & Refrigeration Systems. “These improvements will help customers in the key areas of reducing fuel consumption and maintenance costs, en-

vironmental compliance, quiet operation, lower total cost of ownership, and trailer configuration flexibility.” C a r r i e r Tr a n s i c o l d ’s third-generation Vector multi-temperature refrigeration system for North America, the Vector 8600MT shares key attributes of its recently introduced single-temperature sibling, the Vector 8500 unit. Both provide significantly reduced weight, improved fuel economy and greater refrigeration capacity. The new Vector models are also the first North American trailer units to use a fully hermetic electric scroll compressor. Proven efficient and reliable in Carrier Transicold refrigerated marine container systems, the scroll compressor has 70 percent fewer moving parts and is 200 pounds lighter than a traditional reciprocating compressor, contributing to the host unit’s overall 10 percent weight reduction compared to its predecessor. With the Vector 8600MT, one or two remote evaporators can be added to the host system, enabling a total of up to three refrigerated compartments within a single trailer, each maintained at a dif-

ferent temperature set point. “We call our new remotes smart evaporators because they each have an integral control module that communicates with the main APX™ control system,” said Bertrand Gueguen, President, G l o b a l Tr u c k / Tr a i l e r, Carrier Transicold. “It’s part of Carrier Transicold’s unique distributed electronics strategy. This means simpler wiring and streamlined installation, which ultimately results in higher reliability. The advanced design of the new smart remote evaporators also includes electronic expansion valves for better capacity and recovery after door openings, more precise temperature control, and lower fuel consumption.” T h e Ve c t o r 8 6 0 0 M T u n i t ’s s m a r t r e m o t e evaporators automatically adjust themselves to varying conditions to ensure optimized cooling capacities and more efficient fuel use, unlike competitive and earlier Carrier systems with mechanical expansion valves that required more setup, a high level of technician expertise and additional adjustments when reconfiguring trailer compartments.

The Vector platform’s signature E-Drive™ allelectric refrigeration technology means refrigeration and heating operations are 100 percent electric, powered over the road by an onboard generator driven by the unit’s diesel engine. Electric standby capability is built in, allowing haulers to tap into electric power supplies to run the system when parked, providing quiet, emissions-free refrigeration performance that can reduce operating costs by up to 70 percent compared to diesel operations, while conserving fuel for the highway. As with other 2013 Carrier Transicold truck and trailer refrigeration units, the Vector 8600MT unit incorporates Carrier Transicold’s performance-boosting ecoFORWARD™ technologies. Compared to the unit it succeeds, the new Vector 8600MT unit provides up to 4 percent higher cooling capacity at 60,000 Btu at 35 degrees Fahrenheit (1.6 degrees Celsius) and 24,000 Btu at -20 degrees Fahrenheit (29 degrees Celsius), while using up to 20 percent less engine power. T h e Ve c t o r 8 6 0 0 M T unit’s engine is certified for “evergreen” compli-

In addition to a host of other benefits, Carrier Transicold’s Vector 8600MT multi-temperature hybrid trailer refrigeration unit features smart remote evaporators that enable more flexible installation and automatically optimize performance. ance with the 2013 EPA Tier 4 standard for engines less than 25 horsepower. For fleets operating in California beyond seven years, the Vector platform’s standard electric standby capability provides an in-use compliance option for the California Air Resources Board (CARB). Carrier Transicold is also developing an optional engine emissions system

that further reduces engine emissions and provides a future CARB inuse compliance verified diesel emissions control strategy (VDECS). For more information about the Vector 8600MT multi-temperature trailer unit from Carrier Transicold, turn to the experts within the Carrier Transicold dealer network or visit www.carrier. com/ecoforward.


NAL Insurance & CarriersEdge

NAL & CarriersEdge Launch Online Training


ondon, Ontario – NAL Insurance, the leading provider of WCB Alternative Insurance Programs, and CarriersEdge, the leading provider of online driver improvement programs, is pleased to announce the release of the StepUp Contractor Package. Designed for owneroperators, and available exclusively through NAL, the StepUp Package pro-

vides a selection of the most popular CarriersEdge online training courses, packaged specifically to suit the needs of owner-operators and their drivers. Priced at just $9.99/ month per person, the StepUp package includes compliance courses covering vehicle inspection, cargo securement, hours of service, dangerous goods, and fire safety, as

well as professional development titles covering fuel efficiency, health and wellness, and business skills for owner-operators. The service is available on a month-to-month basis, with no minimum commitments or contracts. Employee drivers can be added for the same price, allowing owner-operators to provide comprehensive driver training to all their people.

“Utilizing our leading edge technology platform, we believe that we can deliver solutions not only for our Fleet customers, but also our Owner Operator clientele”, said Chris Henry, VP & GM of NAL. “With the StepUp package, owner-ops can have a complete safety and compliance training program available at their convenience. These courses sell individually for $40-50

through other channels, so we’re very pleased to be able to offer more than a dozen different titles for less than $10/month.” “NAL is known for having their finger on the pulse of the owner-operator community in Canada”, added Mark Murrell, President of CarriersEdge. “This package will help those contractors stay up to date on the latest regulations and we’re very

excited to be working with NAL to offer it.” The Contractor Package is available immediately through NAL’s Owner Operator Portal. More information is available at or by calling 800.265.1657. NAL Insurance is the largest provider of Worker’s Compensation Alternative Insurance in the Canadian Trucking Industry. Currently.


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Tires & Wheels

Kal Tire Raises Funds for STARS Saskatchewan


ernon, British Columbia - While K a l Ti r e t e a m members are usually focused on getting drivers back on the road, a special fundraiser saw Saskatchewan stores raising money to help get people in the air. Kal Tire presented STARS in Saskatchewan with a cheque for $10,500. To celebrate Kal Tire’s 60th anniversary earlier this year, several Kal Tire locations across the province raised money for the Saskatchewan STARS program. Initiatives included proceeds from in-store sales, summer barbeques, garage sales and more. The STARS helicopter air ambulances offer life-sav-

ing support to critically ill and injured patients in remote areas. “We picked STARS as our charity because it is a really essential service in Saskatchewan,” says Al Lepage, Zone Manager, Kal Tire. “We have team members and customers spread out across the province, and it’s nice to know STARS can get them the emergency treatment they need, even if they’re far away from a hospital.” STARS, a charitable, non-profit organization that saves lives across the Prairies, has Saskatchewan bases in Saskatoon and Regina, where BK117 helicopters are dispatched to ill and injured patients from La Ronge to Estevan.

Rod Gantefoer, Executive Director of the STARS Foundation in Saskatchewan says the donation from Kal Tire will go a long way to ensuring patients everywhere have access to the specialized medical care they need. “Life can change without a moment’s notice from a workplace injury, a heart attack, a drowning, a spinal cord injury or a car crash,” says Gantefoer. “For patients who are critically ill and injured, every minute saved before treatment can increase their chances of survival and improve their prospects for recovery.” “We’re very grateful for Kal Tire’s efforts to support our foundation,” says

From left to right: Rod Gantefoer, Executive Director, STARS Saskatchewan Foundation; Kent Peddie, Senior Zone Manager, Kal Tire; Al Lepage, Zone Manager, Kal Tire; and Cindy Seidl, Base Director, STARS Saskatoon. Gantefoer. “Donations like this help keep STARS operating and saving lives.”

Kal Tire stores across the country raised money for various charities as a way to give back and

support the communities that helped them grow over the past 60 years in Canada.


Mobile Awareness

MobileTRAQ Vue Integrated With TireStat TPMS


obile Awareness, LLC, a provider of leading-edge transportation safety products is pleased to announce the release of MobileTRAQ Vue, integrated with TireStat TPMS sensors, creating the most advanced tire pressure management system ever available for commercial trucks. MobileTRAQ Vue is the first highly integrated and field upgradeable, commercial-grade monitoring

and maintenance system, designed to grow with fleets and changing industry demands. It is a rugged, flexible asset-based monitoring system for both connected and standalone truck and trailer monitoring. Featuring an intuitive, programmable color touch-screen display that allows the driver to see and hear warnings, the MobileTRAQ platform was developed to readily connect with Mobile Awareness wired and wireless

sensors, the first of which is TireStat TPMS. TireStat TPMS is an innovative flow-thru tire sensor mountable inside the tire or externally on the valve stem. These unique TPMS sensors transmit data every 60 seconds to the MobileTRAQ monitor, with pressure and temperature events triggering the system to alarm in

real-time. This rapid reporting is as much as 5 times more frequent than most other TPMS systems. With a battery life of up to 10 years and an operating temperature of -40°F to 257°F (-40°C to 125°C), TireStat is the ruggedized sensor choice for commercial tire maintenance and monitoring. Designed and manufac-

tured in Northeast Ohio, MobileTRAQ Vue integrated with TireStat TPMS offers the user unique early warning indications, as well as adjustable tire alarm levels. Additional features include various integrated telematics communication interfaces for monitoring inside the vehicle and remotely, all provided with a 3-year

warranty. The fleet owner’s investment is further protected since MobileTRAQ will provide updates and feature upgrades including voice enunciation, driver logs and inspection forms. For more information, about Mobile Awareness contact Mobile Awareness at 866.653.5036 or visit


Improved Casing Warranty for Commercial Tire Products


ypress, California - Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. has rolled out an improved casing warranty for its commercial line of medium truck and bus radial (TBR) tires. Both fleet and independent operators will benefit from this improved warranty as it applies to the retreading of casings. The casing value has been increased to $110.00

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for the first retread on many popular sizes. Toyo Tires also offers a rubber allowance of up to $50.00 based on the remaining tread depth of the tire.  This makes the improved casing warranty by Toyo Tires one of the best in the tire business and instills confidence when using Toyo Tires’ commercial tire products. The new, 66-month war-

ranty applies to Toyo commercial truck tires purchased after October 10, 2013. Learn more about the improved casing warranty for commercial tires at customer-care/warrantyinformation, or consult with an authorized Toyo Tires dealer. For more information on the full line of commercial tire products from

Toyo Tires, including the ‘new for 2013’ M144™ highway-rib steer for midto-long haul use; and the M170™ regional steer with e-balance™ technology, log onto www.toyotires. com/tbr. For more information log onto www.toyotires. com and connect with the community at Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Google+.


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special Feature

Interview With The Honourable Glen Murray, Ontario Minister of Transportation By Michael Howe


relative newcomer to this post, the Honourable Glen Murray was appointed Ontario’s Minister of Transportation in February 2013. A lifetime of service oriented careers delivered Murray to his current post, a position he is passionate about. In fact, it was only a few months after his appointment that he issued his statement on “A Vision for Transportation in Canada.” Now, Minister Murray sits down with Woodward Publishing to discuss trucking specific issues. Q: Have you ever had the opportunity to experience what the life of an over the road truck (OTR) driver is like, or worked closely with the trucking industry? What are your views of truck drivers and the trucking industry? Yes, in two ways. When I lived in Winnipeg my next door neighbor was a truck driver. He would be gone for weeks at a time. At times he would love the freedom, and other times he would not because he would miss his family terribly. For his wife, it was an interesting time. The first week she was sort of glad to have him out of her hair, but by the second week, especially with the children, she really wanted him to be back – it was kind of tough. I don’t think people realize the stresses and strains, the hours that you drive, that the job has. I’m one that hates night driving, yet these drivers are out there at all hours. The transportation industry is a major segment of the

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Ontario economy. I have had some road time with the Ontario Trucking Association. They are doing some remarkable work, and I really appreciate the work they are doing to represent the industry. Q: How do you see the trucking industry, and in particular the individual driver, fitting into the new global / e-commerce economy? Is this an economy that will benefit professional truck drivers? The trucking industry is a highly ethical industry. The meetings that I have with the industry are most often centered on the safety of the vehicles, getting the proper training and skill sets, recognizing the skill sets of the drivers and support staff, and creating a quality of life and quality of employment that will encourage more people to want to work in the industry. Q: Drivers and fleets are faced with increased government regulation. What is the role of government in the industry, especially with regard to regulations and taxation? We have a huge infrastructure deficit. We are spending 14 billion each year on infrastructure improvement, 3 billion of which is for roads. For the last several years we have been increasing our spending up to a level where we have some hope of catching up on the backlog of infrastructure issues. We have critical bottlenecks around Canada where traffic simply isn’t moving. Transportation infrastructure is import-

ant. We are inheriting 50 years of infrastructure neglect. Right now we have a federal government that demonstrates inaction on the highways. In Canada it’s the provincial governments that are picking up the costs of investing in infrastructure. We want trucks working the border. We want communities like Regina and Dryden to have as frequent truck service as Bismarck and Missoula. We believe that trucking and rail are the arteries that are the beacons and future of our economy. And, if you don’t have frequent regular truck routes that are moving capacity through our communities, then we are at a competitive disadvantage with the United States because their highways are better, and their trucking and logistic services are more frequent and more regular. Q: What is your view on the need for long term infrastructure funding and are current funding levels adequate? This is a national issue. Ever since we have had NAFTA and free trade we’ve seen a greater shift of Canadian cities being connected to each other, but not by Canadian highways but rather by the higher quality US highways. Every transportation minister right now, I think, sees this as a priority. All I’m asking for in Ontario is that the federal government matches the Ontario government’s investment in highways, especially matching dollar for dollar on the trans-Canada system. Q. Are you concerned about the current and projected driver shortage and how it might impact the economy? We’ve had about a 172% job recovery in Ontario. The challenge we have now in Ontario is that we still have between 500,000 – 600,000 people unem-

ployed. Some of that is because of challenges due to lack of skills or their job disappeared for whatever reason. There are projections that Ontario can expect about 800,000 new jobs by 2016. So, we have this challenge of people without jobs and jobs without people. We have jobs without people because we don’t have people with the skills needed for jobs in this new economy. You see that in trucking too – including drivers, bus drivers, mechanics, and other positions. These are well paying high skilled jobs that need to be filled. We’ve added about 160,000 more seats in our colleges for trades and apprenticeship programs, and we have been working with leaders in the trucking industry to help us define where those real jobs are in real time, and we continue to work with the industry and unions to make sure that the skills and training are the right skills. Q: The trucking industry recently went through, and is still going through, a challenge with regards to fuel prices. Is there anything that could be done to help cushion the impact of escalating fuel price increases? I don’t think fuel prices are coming down anytime soon. I do think fuel switching, that is to natural gas, higher use of electric and new technology is coming. We’re in an innovation economy. One of the great things about the Canadian economy is that we are the largest auto sector in North America. We produce most of the buses that are on the streets of North America; we have excellent truck production companies, and have some of the best engineering schools. Q: Transportation industries rely on energy industries. Is increased domestic oil and gas production important to the future of

Canadian business? Yes, but we have some challenges with the extraction of those resources. The solution isn’t going to be cheaper fuel because of the environmental concerns. If you look at what is happening now, one of the biggest and fasted growing line items in my budget is climate change damage. Climate change to me is very real and we need to carefully examine how we move forward in the future. Q: Has NAFTA benefited the Canadian trucking industry in your view? What can be done to further ensure NAFTA works like it was intended? Free trade is one of the most important decisions we ever made as a country and I am a huge supporter of it. But, what we didn’t do is look closely at capacity. Your trade capacity is directly related to transportation capacity. If you have a country like the US paying for a minimum of 50% of the highway system, and in Canada you have a federal government paying for less than 10% of the highway system, and rely instead on provincial governments who don’t have the budgets, then you can’t compete. If we are going to compete in trade we need to compete in trans-

portation infrastructure. We need to put the same federal investment in our system that the US does. If we don’t, we can’t compete and transportation / trade problems will continue and may get worse. Q: What about the NAFTA specific US – Mexican Trucking Cross Border Program? Will this ultimately have an impact on the Canadian trucking industry? I have not really looked at this issue but will continue to work with the trucking industry on all related matters. Q: What are the major transportation related issues we should watch for in the next year or two? Reflecting on earlier comments, we need the federal government to match Ontario’s transportation infrastructure funding dollar for dollar. If we are truly interested in being competitive in a free trade economy, federal infrastructure funding needs to be increased. Special thanks to Minister Murray for taking the time to talk about these important trucking industry issues. Follow Mike on Twitter @TruckingDC. Like Mike on Facebook at www. PoliticsMore.


Hundred Days of Hell By George Fullerton


t is evident that log trucking on New Brunswick highways is increasing. In the mid 1990’s the forest industry shuddered to a near stop as the global economic crisis developed, and the US housing market virtually came to a stop. Saw mills and particle board mills across the region took major shift reductions and in many cases shutdown completely. It seemed like overnight log trucking on provincial roads was reduced to a trickle. In the summer of 2013 the demand for lumber and chipboard from the US housing industry appeared to be in a sustained recovery and as prices for lumber climbed, roads and highways welcomed back trucks pulling log trailers, thereby feeding increased mill activity while flatbed rigs pulled finished products out of mill yards and down the highway to markets. Perhaps eastern New Brunswick witnessed a deeper impact on their forest industry, with UPM closing down three pulp and paper plants and a

major saw mill operation on the Miramichi River as the economic crisis ramped up. Forestry has been the economic driver on the Miramichi since European settlement and the closure of the big mills sent shock waves throughout the communities. One of the results was an exodus of wood harvesting and trucking contractors. While some walked away from their gear, leaving the bank to deal with the equipment, a good number loaded trucks with gear and headed west to pick up forestry and oil patch work. While many made the hard decision to move westward, some stayed to tough out the situation, relying on a severely reduced forestry market and picking up work in other sectors. It seems entirely counter intuitive to see a young entrepreneur jump into wood trucking on the Miramichi, when it appeared the industry was at its absolute worse. But that is exactly what happened to Tyson Underhill. At 22 years of age he went to the bank with a business plan and convinced

loan officers that he could secure enough business to make a living trucking wood while paying down the truck debt. The plan has worked out pretty well for Tyson and his business, TCU Transport. This past autumn he traded his 2011 Peterbilt for a new 2014 Peterbilt and added on a new Manac steerable quad log trailer. The new truck adds to his fleet consisting of an older Peterbilt, two Kenworths, a Western star, a Volvo and an International. In addition to six quad and two tri-axle log trailers, TCU operates a couple of dump trailers on summer aggregate jobs and consistently employs three to five trucks through the year while beefing up the hired fleet when things get busy after freeze-up. While TCU operates a number of self loader trailers that work smaller contracts such as cleaning up scattered loads, there is also a Komatsu log loader for bigger contracts, and this autumn Underhill added a truck mounted log loader to cover increased operations. TCU Transport trucks primarily to mills in east-

ern New Brunswick. In addition to delivering to Arbec Forest Products and Miramichi Lumber (long logs) mills in his home town of Miramichi, Underhill also has exclusive contracts to deliver studwood logs to Delco Forest Products in the southeast corner of the province and to the Fornebu studwood mill in the northeast. Looking forward to a busy winter following freeze up sometime in December, wood truckers all across the region will increase their efforts to move wood from forest operations to mill yards, building inventory that will allow the mills to keep operating through spring weight restrictions when woods roads become virtually impassable.

Tyson, referring to the intense winter haul, explained that in addition to challenges offered by the deep cold, snow storms and icy roads, his trucks will be running every possible load they can fit in. To deal with increased trucking demand Tyson has increased his hired fleet to ten trucks. “We find some guys that have come off aggregate or other summer work, or sometimes we find a highway guy who wants to stay closer to home for the winter,” he said, adding that with more mills operating and increased harvesting activity on private woodlots, he expects a very busy winter. “We are also seeing Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island companies delivering

into the mills. That is a sure sign that the forest industry is improving and we hope this means we will be able to stay busy.” “Things always get intense from the last few weeks of December to sometime in March when weight restrictions come and things pretty well shutdown for trucking wood. We call that winter stretch, ‘our hundred days of hell’ ”, explained Tyson. When spring shutdown comes, Tyson, like a lot of truckers and forestry contractors, will get their equipment into shops and garages for major maintenance and service work.“We will spend close to a month overhauling the brakes and fixing everything up to prepare for the summer.”


St. John Harbour Bridge Rehabilitation Project Complete


aint John, New Brunswick - Rodney Weston, Member of Parliament for Saint John, on behalf of the Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, along with the Honourable Claude Williams, New Brunswick Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure, today called the newly completed Saint John Harbour Bridge in New Brunswick an example of cooperation in building a stronger future. “A safe and reliable bridge that helps connect to the region’s busiest Can-

ada-United States border crossing will strengthen the Atlantic Gateway, providing benefits to the transportation industry and other regional businesses, which helps create jobs over the long term,” said MP Weston. “The Saint John Harbour Bridge serves as a major transportation link for the province and the port city,” Minister Williams said. The Saint John Harbour Bridge consisted of rehabilitating the bridge deck, installing a new median, new barrier walls, new lighting and drainage

systems, and finally, paving and line-painting the bridge road. The project also included the removal of the toll booths and other toll related infrastructure, as well as a reconfiguration to the Route 1 highway lanes at the west end of the bridge. These upgrades improve safety and lengthen the lifespan of the structure. The removal of tolls speeds up both commuting time and the flow of goods and services through the city and region. The Saint John Harbour Bridge is part of a key interprovincial and inter-

national corridor linking the region’s busiest border crossing to the United States with southern New Brunswick and the other Atlantic Canadian provinces. Situated at the mouth of the Saint John River, the bridge has approximately 27,500 vehicles crossing it daily, making the Saint John Harbour Bridge an essential commercial and commuting link in the region. The $40-million project was jointly funded by the governments of Canada and New Brunswick. The Government of Canada

contributed $17.5 million from the Gateways and Border Crossings Fund. The Province of New Brunswick is contributing the remaining funds. The Saint John Harbour Bridge supports Atlantic Canada’s efforts to become a preferred gateway and trade corridor for goods and people coming into and leaving North America. Under the Gateways and Border Crossings Fund, Canada is investing more than $250 million in transportation infrastructure projects supporting the At-

lantic Gateway and Trade Corridor. Canada’s Atlantic Gateway and Trade Corridor is the shortest all-water route between North America’s East Coast and markets in Europe and Asia, via the Suez Canal. Double-stack rail service provides a direct link to Chicago in 72 hours, and a two-hour fly zone connects the Atlantic Gateway to Montreal, Toronto, Boston and New York. More information on Canada’s Atlantic Gateway can be found at


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Le député de Saint John, M. Weston, et le ministre Williams soulignent la fin des travaux de remise en état du pont du port de Saint John


aint John, Nouveau-Brunswick - M. Rodney Weston, député fédéral de Saint John, au nom de l’honorable Lisa Raitt, ministre des Transports, ainsi que l’honorable Claude Williams, ministre des Transports et de l’Infrastructure du Nouveau-Brunswick, ont aujourd’hui déclaré que la remise en état du pont du port de Saint John, maintenant achevée, est un exemple de collaboration pour un avenir meilleur Le projet du pont du port de Saint John comprenait les travaux suivants : remise en état du tablier; installation d’un nouveau terre-plein central, de nouveaux garde-corps, d’une meilleure signalisation et

de systèmes d’éclairage et de drainage; asphaltage; et traçage des lignes sur la chaussée. De plus, les postes de péage et toute l’infrastructure connexe ont été enlevés. Une reconfiguration des voies de la route 1 a aussi eu lieu à l’extrémité ouest du pont. Ces améliorations renforcent la sécurité et prolongent la durée de vie de la structure. L’élimination du péage accélère les déplacements ainsi que la circulation des marchandises et des services dans la ville et dans la région. Le pont du port de Saint John fait partie intégrante d’un corridor routier interprovincial et international stratégique, reliant le passage frontalier le plus fréquenté vers les

États-Unis avec le sud du Nouveau-Brunswick et les autres provinces du Canada atlantique. Le pont, qui est situé à l’embouchure de la rivière Saint-Jean, est franchi par à peu près 27 500  véhicules chaque jour, ce qui fait de lui un lien essentiel pour le commerce et les déplacements dans la région. Le projet de 40 millions de dollars a été financé par les gouvernements du Canada et du Nouveau-Brunswick. Le gouvernement du Canada y a engagé 17,5 millions de dollars grâce au Fonds pour les portes d’entrée et les passages frontaliers, et l’administration provinciale fournit la différence. Le pont du port de Saint John contribue aux efforts

du Canada atlantique pour devenir une région à vocation de porte d’entrée et de corridor de commerce privilégiée pour les marchandises et les personnes qui arrivent en Amérique du Nord et qui en partent. Dans le cadre du Fonds pour les portes d’entrée et les passages frontaliers, le Canada investira plus de 250 millions de dollars dans des projets d’infrastructure de transport pour appuyer la Porte et le Corridor de commerce de l’Atlantique. La Porte et le Corridor de commerce de l’Atlantique du Canada est l’itinéraire entièrement maritime le plus court entre la côte Est de l’Amérique du Nord et les marchés de l’Europe et ceux de l’Asie via le

De gauche à droite: Peter Gaulton, Président du conseil d’administration du Port de Saint John, député de Saint John Rodney Weston, ministre des Transports et de l’Infrastructure du Nouveau-Brunswick Claude Williams et maire de Saint John Mel Norton. canal de Suez. Les services ferroviaires de transport de conteneurs empilés assurent un lien direct à destination de Chicago en 72 heures, et un vol de deux heures relie la Porte de l’Atlantique à Montréal,

Toronto, Boston et New York. Pour plus de renseignements au sujet de la Porte canadienne de l’Atlantique, consultez le www.portedelatlantique.


Un nouveau pont au-dessus du Saint-Laurent en 2018


ontréal, Québec - L’honorable Denis Lebel, ministre de l’Infrastructure, des Collectivités et des Affaires intergouvernementales et ministre de l’Agence de développement économique du Canada pour les régions du Québec, a annoncé un nouvel échéancier plus court pour la construction

d’un nouveau pont pour le SaintLaurent. L’ a t t r i b u t i o n , à ARUP Canada Inc., du contrat pour des services de génie et de coordination, le 18  octobre dernier, a permis de raccourcir considérablement l’échéancier prévu initialement, de sorte que le processus d’approvisionnement pour le partenariat pub-

lic-privé (PPP) en vue de concevoir, construire, financer, exploiter et entretenir le nouveau pont sera lancé tôt au printemps  2014. Bien qu’un concours d’architecture international ne soit plus une option maintenant, des consignes précises en matière d’architecture relatives à la conception du nouveau pont seront in-

cluses dans les documents d’approvisionnement pour le PPP. L’échéancier plus court a été établi à la suite des recommandations présentées dans le rapport Buckland & Taylor, préparé pour la société Les Ponts Jacques-Cartier et Champlain  Incorporée, dans le cadre du programme de surveillance et de mainten-

ance du pont Champlain. Le 5  octobre  2011, le gouvernement du Canada a annoncé la construction d’un nouveau pont pour remplacer le pont  Champlain. Ce pont est l’un des plus achalandés au Canada; chaque année, des échanges commerciaux internationaux d’une valeur de 20  milliards de dollars y transitent. Sur le

plan de l’économie régionale et pour l’ensemble du Canada, le pont Champlain représente un corridor essentiel. Le projet répond également aux objectifs des stratégies des portes d’entrée du Canada. Pour en savoir davantage sur le nouveau pont pour le Saint-Laurent, veuillez visiter le site ca/nppsl.


Inauguration de l’échangeur One Mile House


aint John, Nouveau-Brunswick - M. Rodney Weston, député fédéral de Saint  John, au nom de Denis  Lebel, ministre de l’Infrastructure, des Collectivités et des Affaires intergouvernementales et ministre de l’Agence de développement économique du

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Canada pour les régions du Québec; Claude Williams, ministre des Transports et de l’Infrastructure du Nouveau-Brunswick; ainsi que M.  Mel  Norton, maire de Saint  John, ont procédé à l’inauguration de l’échangeur One  Mile  House sur la route 1. Ce projet de 83  millions

de dollars comprenait la conception et la construction d’un échangeur au-dessus de la route 1, qui relierait celle-ci au côté est du parc industriel de Saint John. «  Ce nouvel échangeur améliorera sensiblement la sécurité routière, ce qui sera tout à l’avantage des résidents de Saint  John

et des voyageurs, et contribuera à diminuer la congestion routière. Grâce à ce projet et à d’autres semblables, notre gouvernement crée des emplois et stimule l’économie locale » a dit M. Weston. « Cette nouvelle infrastructure offrira à l’industrie du camionnage un accès plus direct au

parc industriel de la ville », a indiqué M. Williams. Le gouvernement du Canada a versé 31,7  millions de dollars dans ce projet par l’entremise du Fonds canadien sur l’infrastructure stratégique, et l’administration provinciale a fourni la différence. Ce projet a entraîné la création de plus de

300 emplois et a contribué à stimuler l’économie locale. La réalisation de ce projet a également permis à la province d’atteindre ses objectifs en matière de sécurité et d’efficacité par rapport au réseau routier national et cadre avec la stratégie de transport à long terme de la province.


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Theme - Axles

Les configurations d’essieux standard font place aux essieux auto-suiveurs Par Marek Krasuski


es grands fabricants d’essieux fixes sont peu nombreux, et les fabricants d’essieux auto-suiveurs le sont encore moins. Trois de ces derniers dominent le marché canadien : deux d’entres sont établis en Ontario, et le troisième dans l’Ouest. KG Industries (KGI), établi en Colombie-Britannique, produit les essieux auto-suiveurs King Pin depuis 30 ans. Ces essieux sont destinés à supporter des charges variant de 20,000 à 65,000 livres, et ils sont conçus suivant les normes de conception nord-américaines qui facilitent le remplacement et la reconstruction. Leurs extrémités d’axes et rotules de direction sont usinées à partir de moulages d’acier trempé et allié, et l’entreprise affirme que les matériaux sélectionnés et les traitements thermiques utilisés fournissent les plus hautes valeurs d’impact dans l’industrie. La plupart de la production de KGI est tournée vers la production d’essieux auto-suiveurs pour applications routières et tout-terrain. En Ontario, les entreprises Eveley International Group, Ingersoll Axles, et IMT fournissent, avec KGI, la plupart des essieux auto-suiveurs du continent. Les essieux autosuiveurs de Eveley International Corps présentent un verrouillage de marche arrière, une conception de pivot d’attelage à la pointe, un système de cames à longue durée de vie, et un rayon de braquage de 20 à 30 degrés avec des butées réglables. Ils sont aussi disponibles avec des suspensions pré-installées. Toutes les pièces sont fabriquées dans l’installation de l’entreprise à Stoney Creek. Plus loin à l’ouest, Ingersoll Axles (voyez leur profil dans cette revue) produit sa propre marque d’auto-

suiveurs. L’essieu SmartSteer, un produit phare, peut être monté sur de nombreux modèles de suspensions provenant de tous les fournisseurs mondiaux de suspension. Ces essieux sont compatibles avec les barres de raccordement droites, à centre surbaissé ou encore de type camelback pour répondre à tous les besoins, et ils s’adaptent à plusieurs types de largeurs de voie, des largeurs de voie standard et non standard. Comme on peut s’y attendre, les auto-suiveurs sont équipés de plus de pièces que les essieux fixes, ce qui explique en partie les réticences de certains à les utiliser. Mais, une bonne installation et un bon entretien, comme le fait de bien ajuster et configurer les hauteurs de châssis, entraineront une longue espérance de vie; dans le cas contraire, les pneus s’useront plus vite. Voici, par exemple, ce que les responsables d’Ingersoll Axle ont à dire sur l’importance de l’entretien : «  Il est important de s’assurer que les pneus de vos essieux directeurs soient équilibrés. Un pneu bien équilibré ne fatiguera pas les pièces de vos essieux directeurs comme vos pivots d’essieux, amortisseurs, coussinets de suspension, billettes de direction, etc. Un pneu déséquilibré causera des rebondissements excessifs; le shimmy et l’usure grave des pneus affectent négativement l’essieu directeur. Il y a de nombreux produits comme des poids ou des billes d’équilibre qui peuvent être utilisés pour équilibrer les pneus. Relever ses essieux et faire tourner ses pneus peut nous en apprendre beaucoup. Si le pneu ralentit progressivement sans changer de direction de balancier, il est équilibré. Les marques d’usure de la bande de

roulement sont un autre moyen de voir si les pneus sont déséquilibrés. Une moitié du pneu aura de profondes sculptures, tandis que l’autre moitié sera excessivement usée. » Les essieux auto-suiveurs ne représentent que trois pourcent du marché nord-américain. On hésite à les utiliser davantage à cause de leur coût. Mais ces coûts, disent les partisans des essieux autosuiveurs, sont amortis par les économies réalisées au plan de l’équipement. Quand un camion tourne un coin sur des essieux fixes, il tire les pneus derrière lui. Les roues ne tournent pas, elles sont frottées ou tirées vers le côté lors du virage. Chaque fois qu’un remorqueur tourne, la remorque pleinement chargée qu’il tire à une tendance à continuer tout droit. Les pneus cabrent et s’écorchent à chaque tournant, ce qui les use et augmente la pression sur les essieux et la remorque, et accroît la consommation de carburant. Les temps d’immobilisations augmentent à mesure qu’augmentent les dommages causés par la fixité des essieux. Si la perspective de pouvoir réaliser des économies à long terme est un atout pour le marché des auto-suiveurs, la mise en place de nouvelles règlementations invitant à une évolution des pratiques l’est aussi. La récente règlementation SPNPI (SPIF en anglais) en Ontario, par exemple, exige que les essieux levés rigides soient remplacés par des essieux auto-suiveurs. Pour justifier sa politique en faveur de véhicules  sûrs, productifs et n’endommageant pas l’infrastructure (SPNPI), le ministère des transports explique que: « Les essieux auto-suiveurs restent sur la route en tout temps quand le véhicule est chargé, de telle sorte que tous les es-

sieux prennent leur part du poids et contribuent à la stabilité et la capacité de freinage du véhicule. Pour mieux protéger la surface routière, tous les essieux sur les véhicules et combinaisons SPNPI égalisent la répartition du poids, de telle sorte que le poids du véhicule et son chargement soient également répartis sur tous les essieux. » Les camions qui continuent à utiliser des essieux levés fixes seront pénalisés et n’auront pas le droit de transporter des chargements maximaux. Un vétéran de l’industrie observe que « au total, les opérateurs peuvent gagner plus d’argent en augmentant la capacité de transport de véhicules ayant reçu l’approbation de la SPNPI. » Parce qu’il est motivé par la réduction des coûts, le camionnage commercial conserve une préférence pour le essieux fixes, et là encore, quelques fabricants dominent. Hendrickson, un fournisseur de longue date de systèmes d’essieux auxiliaires, suspensions, ressorts, pare-chocs et autres composants destinés à un usage intensif, fournit une gamme d’options pour applications auto-routières. STEERTEK NXT est la nouvelle génération d’essieux avants de Hendrickson qui fournit «  plus de fiabilité, d’innovation, d’économies de poids, et qui est une alternative durable et légère aux essieux droits traditionnels. STEERTEK NXT offre le couple de démarrage qui est requis par les changements récents de l’article 121 des Normes de Sécurité des véhicules automobiles du Canada, et il s’adapte à une variété de conceptions de terminaisons de roues et de rotules,  » dit l’entreprise. Les ressorts à air exclusifs de Airtek supporte l’essentiel de la charge, ce qui augmente le confort du conducteur. Des

coussinets de caoutchouc permettent d’atténuer le bruit, les secousses et les vibrations. La série d’essieux Tandern de Hendrickson fournit, selon les rapports, une bonne performance autoroutière pour la conduite sur route ou la conduite tout-terrain, et leur utilisation pour essieux relevables est autorisée. La série HAS est disponible avec le système à option EDGE qui aide à réduire la vibration de la transmission. On trouvera plus d’information sur les choix de produits sur le site web de l’entreprise, www.hendrickson-intl. com. Meritor, pour sa part, est devenu le plus grand producteur indépendant d’essieux pour véhicules commerciaux, et offre la plus large gamme de capacités de charge. L’entreprise dit avoir amélioré la mobilité sur ses essieux moteurs grâce à des matériaux qui renforcent la résistance et des poids plus légers qui offrent de meilleures charges utiles et de meilleurs rendements. Meritor offre trois types d’essieux pour remorqueurs : droits, à pont baissé et à manivelle. Tous trois peuvent être modifiés pour des usages spécifiques. Ces produits présentent des largeurs de voie de 30 à 104 pouces, des poutres d’essieu pouvant supporter des poids bruts d’entre 20,000 et 30,000 livres. Les fusées d’essieu sont disponibles en divers profils de filetage. Le site web, www., offre une pleine gamme de produits.

En coopération avec FUWA, un producteur basé en Chine, AXN Heavy Duty, établi au Kentucky, produit de nombreuses remorques, essieux moteurs et directeurs. Des essieux destinés à un usage intensif sont disponibles avec de nombreuses options, comme des largeurs de voie non-standard. L’absence de coutures soudées maintient l’intégrité structurale, et des matériaux plus légers et une poutre solide garantit une plus longue espérance de vie, affirme l’entreprise. Il y a d’autres avantages : des revêtements de service plus étendus, des bouchons de fusées d’essieu à ventilation interne, et des supports conçus spécialement pour minimiser l’enfoncement des pédales de frein. Les essieux avants de AXN sont équipés de tubes légers sans soudure et présentent une section transversale plus rigide pour réduire l’enfoncement et fournir une plus longue espérance de vie. Le site de l’entreprise est www. Les essieux fixes demeurent la norme au sein de l’industrie  : les coûts plus faibles et le poids des habitudes expliquent cette large emprise sur le marché. Cela dit, il est probable que la part du marché des essieux auto-suiveurs augmentera à mesure qu’on prendra conscience du fait qu’ils constituent une alternative aux essieux fixes et qu’ils impliquent des avantages pour le matériel des camions et des remorques.


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A Car Making Dreams Come TRUE! By Wendy Morgan-McBride


elcome 2014 and goodbye 2013. I trust all my readers had a safe and relaxing holiday. On to a fresh adventure and new chapters in our busy lives….and hey, only 352 days to do it all again. January always makes me stop and think of what happened over the previous year. It is also a time to think of spring, already on the horizon line and just three months away, but to my niece Meg it is a time to celebrate, and for that I am dedicating this article to her. She will be 12 this year and I think she has been counting down since last Febru-

ary for this month to get here. She will soon learn that age and numbers are not all that special and that what we have accomplished is much more important. Meg is one of my biggest fans. She is quick to boast about her ‘famous’ writer in the family and sometimes I think she acts as my agent. If she sees a classic ride she is quick on her feet to get numbers and names and advise I will contact them for photo shots of their awesome ride and to chat with them about it. When she hears I will be attending a cruise or show she always has two

questions. The first one is obvious: “Can I come with you?” The other is, “will there be a ‘rumble seat’ car there because I want one - it is my dream car.” She is cute that way, so meeting Bernie and Judy Card last summer when they were

showing off their 1959 Square Bird, was a perfect fit to fulfill Miss Meg’s quest. Secretly, I think Bernie was also thrilled to have Meg at the shoot and see her eyes sparkle with joy when she climbed into this grand relic’s rumble seat and posed for photos. As the title of this story references, this car has the ability to make dreams and wishes come true, and so Meg got hers fulfilled, and long before Bernie got his when he purchased this car. As a young man his uncle, with whom Bernie was very close, owned the same type of car and Bernie’s wish was to own one too. It has many childhood memories that he could never let go of. One day his uncle took him to see Art Brown in Georgetown at the local wrecking yard. His uncle said if anyone had a relic of that vintage this is where it would be. When they arrived Art informed them that a dealer had come in and cleaned him out of all that he might have had. Bernie, needless to say, was disappointed. But some 20 years later he and his wife Judy were out and decided to stop at a ‘junk’ yard after hearing the owner might be in some trouble and wanting to get rid of stock. They made the trip to the place near Hwy 10 & 401 and low and behold in the back, covered in raccoon debris, sat this car deep in the lot alongside another vehicle. They inquired and were told if they could get it out of the chicken coop it was theirs. Eight hundred dollars later and a lot of unknown adventures still ahead, he had his car. Bernie asked Mr. Ball, the yard’s owner, about the car’s history and was told he previously bought it along with several others 20 years ago from Art Brown. Bernie was shocked to find the car of his dreams and knew it was meant to be

as his uncle, since passed, must have been helping him. The two door car is now a two-tone chicle and copra sage, transformed from its original black with pale yellow rims supporting the tires. It has its original chassis and matched serial frame with the standard 4C 100 HP motor and 3 speed without no sync mesh (grinds all gears double clutch to get it in gear) transmission, all intact. Bernie has owned it for over 42 years and it has been complete for the past 40. He has had the body and mechanics totally refitted and overhauled, but says age has taken its toll on the vehicle, named Gladys after his mother-in-law for being more trouble than it was worth. That said, his wife named his ’59 classic after Bernie’s mother. Tit for tat so they say. Bernie has replaced the metal box with a handmade wooden chest and every nut and bolt has had its turn with the wrench. The interior has been completely refurbished in fawn brown, including the dash and rumble seat area. When the Cards purchased their home in Colborne, Ontario after retiring, one of the specifications for the build was that a hoist be installed so he could store both of his cool rides safely. A notch has been cut into the ceiling and the Model A sits up top with the thunderbird tucked neatly underneath it. With some dismay the car would not start at the time of my visit so the photos were taken inside. I was informed that it could be sold the week following my interview. I can’t confirm if that happened, but if my niece Meg had won the lottery I’m sure she would have been on the list to pur-

chase. At this early stage in her life she only has a small paper route so she will need a few more pennies or customers. I am proud to credit Meg for some of the photos and wish her the best Happy Birthday ever. I also thank the Cards for welcoming us into their home

and letting a y o u n g g i r l ’s dreams come true. Life is about dreams and wishes, and that day I got to see two great people from different generations live those dreams via an awesome ‘rumble seat’ car.


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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 613.476.9248 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 26    January 2014

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

3413 Wolfedale Road, Suite 5

Computer Services & Software

Fax: 905.277.2378

compliance services

Mississauga, ON L5C 1Z8 Toll Free: 877.377.2262 Tel: 905.277.2377

••• 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.

Emergency Road Services Corporation factoring, finance & foreign exchange

Contrast Logistics Software RATE-N-ROLL© is a family of costing and pricing products for the trucking and logistics industry. 451 Donegal Street, Apt. 3 Accutrac Capital Solutions Inc. Peterborough, ON K9H 4L7 “Accutrac provides cash flow Tel: 705.977.2120 solutions structured specifically for the freight and trucking industry. We’ve made factoring easy to DPF Cleaning

understand and affordable with one low cost, all in. Qualification is easy

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


and funding is available same day.”

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

74 Mississaga Street East Orillia, ON L3V 1V5 Toll Free: 866.531.2615 Toll Free Fax: 866.531.2651


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


J D Factors 315 Matheson Blvd. East Mississauga, ON L4Z 1X8

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


Toll Free: 800.263.0664 Tel: 905.501.5000 Fax: 905.501.0395


Liquid Capital Midwest Corp. “Large Account Service” to small

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

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

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



AC Global Systems provides fleet owners the tools they need to get the maximum efficiency out of their F.B. Feeney Hardware mobile assets. Using GPS fleet “Serving the industrial and trucking management our typical customer aftermarket since 1952.” saves 20% on their annual fuel 7515 Kimbel Street costs. Mississauga, ON L5S 1A7 2795 Highway Drive Toll Free: 800.363.0639 Trail, BC V1R 2T1 Tel: 416.750.4610 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

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


insurance brokers

lubricants (synthetic)

Pressure Washers

Jones Deslauriers Insurance Management Inc.

Sinwal Enterprises Inc.

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

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

Fuel & Lubricants Direct

5656 Bell Harbour Drive Mississauga, ON L5M 5J3 Toll Free: 866.326.7645 Tel: 416.520.5527 Fax: 905.814.1802 Mattresses (Cab & Domestic)

MacDavid Wellness Solutions Inc.

Dalton Timmis Insurance Group “The Perfect Fit for your trucking insurance needs.” 6715-8th Street NE Calgary, AB T2E 7H7 Toll Free: 866.472.0721 Tel: 403.241.2288 Fax: 866.399.3177


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

MacDavid Wellness Solutions Inc. produces the Gel Master line of products. Having drivers’ health & wellness in mind, our product line includes mattresses, mattress toppers, seating & cushions. 27 Casebridge Court, Unit 3 Toronto, ON M1B 4Y4 Tel: 416.282.4435

Erb and Erb Insurance Brokers Ltd.

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


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

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



The CG & B Group Inc.

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

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


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



Blue Water West Ltd. Suppliers of Esso Fuel and Mobil HUB International Ontario Ltd. Lubricants to all sizes of businesses Transportation Insurance large or small, stationary or on the 33 Princess Street, Suite 501 go, on land or at sea. Canadian Insurance Brokers Inc. Leamington, ON N8H 5C5 3100 Underhill Avenue 1 Eglinton Ave. East, Suite 415 Toll Free: 800.463.4700 Burnaby, BC V5A 3C6 Toronto, ON M4P 3Z1 Tel: 519.326.9339 Tel: 604.420.4331 Tel: 416.486.0951 Fax: 519.326.0128 Fax: 604.420.4137 Fax: 416.489.5311

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

Rust Preventive Products

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

“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


Krown Corporate

Vulcan On-Board Scales Bryson & Associates Insurance Brokers Ltd.

Pressure Washers, Parts Washers, Parts, Accessories and Biodegradable Detergents. 16712-118th Avenue Edmonton, AB T5V 1P7 Toll Free: 800.328.1555 Tel: 780.451.4521 Fax: 780.451.1616

oil furnace sales & Service


Baird MacGregor Insurance Brokers LP



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

Can-Clean Pressure Washers

Hotsy Pressure Washers

insurance brokers

fuel additives & lubricants

Bennetts Power Service Products

insurance brokers

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

730 Permit Services

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

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

Cramaro Tarpaulin Systems

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


Load Covering Solutions Ltd.

“Keeping You Covered” 5499 Harvester Road Burlington, ON L7L 5V4 Toll Free: 800.465.8277 Tel: 905.335.2012 Fax: 905.335.8499 January 2014   27

tire balancing

towing services

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)

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


towing services

trailer Sales, leasing, rentals & service

Transport Companies

Pat Rogers Towing

GTA Trailer Rentals Inc.

Erb Group of Companies

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

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

24 Hour Emergency Service Kingston, ON Toll Free: 888.221.3672 Tel: 613.384.2572 trailer manufacturers [ tankers ]


Transport Companies

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


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

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

Bedard Tankers Inc.

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

towing services

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


Tremcar Inc.

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

J P Towing Service & Storage Ltd


Transit Trailer Ltd.

Tiger Tool International Inc.

85 Pondhollow Road Sudbury, ON P3E 6C1

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

trailer manufacturers [ tankers ]


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

Smartway Trailer Rentals

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

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

We are a family run business offering services such as Battery Boost, Fuel Delivery and Winching including Heavy, Flatbed, Float ••• Towing and Light Duty. Available 24 Cambridge Truck & Trailer Ltd. Cambridge Truck and Trailer has hours a day, 7 days a week. been a family-owned and operated 11 Glen Scarlett Road business for more than 40 years. Toronto, ON M6N 1P5 Serving clients throughout Ontario Toll Free: 866.527.8225 we have built our loyal customer Tel: 416.203.9300 Brian Kurtz Trucking Ltd. base on value, reliability and ••• Fax: 416.203.9303 R. R. #2 commitment to get the job done. Breslau, ON N0B 1M0 690 Fountain Street North Cambridge, ON N3H 4R7 Tel: 519.836.5821 Toll Free: 800.267.7371 Fax: 519.836.9396 ••• Tel: 519.653.7371 ••• Stellar Roadside Assistance Ltd. Fax: 519.653.4037 185 Bartley Drive Toronto, ON M4A 1E6 We offer service to your light & ••• medium duty vehicles in most K.B.W. Towing Carmen Transportation Group areas of Ontario, 24/7. KBW Truck Transfer Service 3700 Weston Road Simply dial... Heavy & Medium Towing, Toronto, ON M9L 2Z4 Toll Free: 855.424.2300 Flatbed Specialists. Toll Free: 866.857.5166 Tel: 416.424.2300 Fort Garry Industries Fax: 416.424.2303 1 Towns Road Tel: 416.667.9700 Proud distributors for Lode-King, Etobicoke, ON M8Z 1A1 Fax: 416.667.8272 Midland Manufacturing, Arctic Toll Free: 866.616.6379 info@carmentransportationgroup. Manufacturing, Landoll, CMIC Tel: 416.255.4443 com Container Chassis and more. Fax: 416.252.2558 www.carmentransportationgroup. com

A Towing Service Ltd.

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

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Transportation Training

Kee Training Academy HanM Transportation Management Services Ltd. Modern equipment for your refrigerated transportation needs. 3701 Chesswood Drive, Suite 322 North York, ON M3J 2P6 Toll Free: 888.473.5557 Tel: 416.787.3213 Fax: 416.787.6819

“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



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


LandStar Systems Inc. Landstar - The Freedom to Run your Business Your Way. 13410 Sutton Park Drive South Jacksonville, FL 32224 Toll Free 800.435.4010 Tel: 855.549.0707 Fax: 800.774.2347


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

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

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

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

Transportation Training

Transportation Training

Transportation Training

Transportation Training

Truck & Trailer Repairs

truck delivery

Drive Star Shuttle Systems Ltd.

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.

Ontario Truck Driving School Oldcastle

Kim Richardson Transportation Specialists Inc.

Ontario Truck Driving School Owen Sound

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

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

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

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

Northstar Truck Driving School Ontario Truck Training Academy Contact: Robert Labute - Oshawa 5044 Walker Road Windsor, ON N9A 6J3 Toll Free: 877.967.0444 Tel: 519.737.0444 Fax: 519.737.0445

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

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

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


College - Brampton

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 triOS

College - Oshawa

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

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

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

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

“A great service company knows how to keep YOU rolling.” Immediate emergency “callout “service. Ready to help 24 hours, 365 days a year. Fixed price, no truck equipment hidden costs, 25 years in business – all work guaranteed and excellent customer service. 1900 Gage Court Mississauga, ON L5S 1S1 Toll Free: 800.560.1050 Fort Garry Industries Tel: 905.677.9861 Sales and NSM certified installation Fax: 905.677.6919 of snow plows, sanders, mixers, dump bodies and more. Opening January 2014

Sousa Truck Trailer Cambridge 1075 Industrial Road Ayr, ON N0B 1E0 Toll Free: 800.560.1050 Tel: 519.624.8090 truck CUSTOMIZING

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

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


The Truck Exhaust Place

Greig Truck & Trailer



truck delivery

Truck & Trailer Repairs

Let US see to your Repair Needs! Just minutes off Hwy 401 @ Exit 526. Contact: Yvette Lagrois 2 Foster Stearns Road 365 Lansdowne Street East, Unit 3 Peterborough, ON K9L 2A3 Trenton, ON K8V 5R8 Toll Free: 800.939.1463 Tel: 613.394.5005 Tel: 705.743.1888 Fax: 613.394.2736 Fax: 705.743.1875 or

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

Sousa Truck Trailer Repair Ltd.

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

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


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

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


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

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

Grote Industries Co.

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 January 2014   29

truck parts & supplies

truck parts & supplies

truck parts & supplies

Alberta Ontario


red deer


truck sales, leasing, parts & service

Truck tire sales & service

truck transmissions, differentials & pto’s

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

truck parts & supplies

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 Manitoba Ontario




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


Fort Garry Industries

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

grande prairie

Fort Garry Industries

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 Ontario


Fort Garry Industries

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

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


thunder bay

Fort Garry Industries

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

Fort Garry Industries

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

Fort Garry Industries

Benson Tire

Surgenor Truck Centre

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

Eastern Ontario / Western Quebec’s


one in Ottawa, and one in Kingston,

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

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, as well as five service affiliates (Brockville, Pembroke, Gatineau, and two in Cornwall) providing


Diesel Truck Parts Inc.

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

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

Gerry’s Truck Centre



Canada-Wide Parts Distributors Ltd.

regularly scheduled maintenance “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

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 Storage Rentals

Ontario Regional Office

Over 100 Truck Tire Service Centres Across Canada. 520 Abilene Drive Mississauga, ON L5T 2H7 Toll Free: 800.465.0618 Tel: 905.564.5171 Fax: 905.564.5175 truck transmissions, differentials & pto’s

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. C & R Transmission Service Ltd. Truck, tractor and trailer storage with 14 acres of metal fencing and

Morgan’s Diesel Truck Parts & Service Inc.

asphalt base. (3 minutes to the Linc

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

721 Mud Street East

& Red Hill Expressway). Stoney Creek, ON Tel: 416.801.3142 Fax: 905.643.8256

Authorized Allison overhaul dealer, authorized Funk Service Centre & clutch service. Call or visit web site for details on how to get FREE clutch adjustments. 13 Anderson Blvd. Stouffville, ON L4A 7X4 Toll Free: 888.297.0682 Tel: 905.642.4556 Fax: 905.642.2293

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

Volvo Trucks

Volvo Trucks Delivers Natural Gas-Powered VNL Daycabs to SUPERVALU


olvo Trucks in North America began delivery of 35 compressed natural gas (CNG)-powered Volvo VNL tractors to SUPERVALU, INC., one of the largest grocery wholesalers and retailers in the U.S. The CNG-powered Volvo daycabs will operate out of the company’s Mechanicsville, Virginia distribution center. “We’re pleased to part-

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ner with SUPERVALU to deliver the latest in natural gas-powered vehicle technology,” said Göran Nyberg, President of Volvo Trucks North American Sales & Marketing. “Grocery distribution provides an excellent opportunity for environmentally conscious companies like SUPERVALU to utilize the clean-burning domestically abundant fuel.”

CNG-powered Volvo VNL tractors were on display at SUPERVALU’s Mechanicsville distribution center during a December 6 open house and ribbon cutting ceremony to unveil the tractors and a recently installed fast-fill CNG station. The distribution center operates 105 tractors and the company has set a goal of converting approximately 65% percent

of its fleet to natural gas by 2015. SUPERVALU operates 20 distribution centers across the U.S. and has more than 400 trucks in its national company-owned fleet. “This is an exciting project for our company and we’ve been proud to partner with a well-respected leader like Volvo Trucks to make it a reality,” said Mike Lech, Vice President of Logistics

for SUPERVALU’s Eastern Region. “Expanding the use of compressed natural gas trucks in our fleet is good for both the environment and our bottom line, and will help us continue SUPERVALU’s commitment to operating in a sustainable manner.” Volvo Trucks currently offers natural gas-powered versions of its VNL and VNM daycabs, which are

built on-line at Volvo’s New River Valley assembly plant in Dublin, Virginia, where all Volvo Trucks sold in North America are built. The Volvo VNL model features a 12-liter Cummins-Westport ISX12 G engine and the VNM daycab is powered by a factory-installed 8.9 liter Cummins ISL G engine. For further information, please visit com.


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Factoring & Finance Accutrac Capital Solutions Inc. . . . . . . . . . . 7 Ontario & Western Trucking News J D Factors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1, 3 Liquid Capital Midwest Corp.. . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Ontario Trucking News Fuel Saving Products Go Green Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Fuel Treatment Products Bennett’s Power Service Products. . . . . . . 13 GPS Systems Complete Innovation Inc. . . .. . . . . . . . . 1, 4, 5 DiCAN Digital Instruments Canada Inc. . . . . 9 Ontario & Eastern Trucking News Heating & Air Conditioning Sales & Service Wilson Instruments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Ontario Trucking News Permits & Waivers C.U.T.C. Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Pressure Washers Hotsy Pressure Washers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Western Trucking News Spill Remediation Products Nviroclean . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Tanker Manufacturing, Sales & Service Tremcar Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Ontario Trucking News Theft Prevention Products The Fuel Lock. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Tire Sales & Service Benson Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Ontario Trucking News Tools Tiger Tool Inc. .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Trade Shows Road Today Truck Show . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Truck Driver Training Ontario Truck Training Academy . . . . . . . . 38 Truck Equipment Delta Truck Equipment. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Truck Exhaust Texis Truck Exhaust. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Ontario Trucking News Truck Parts & Accessories Canada-Wide Parts Distributors Ltd. . . . 7, 32 Discount Truck Parts Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Hydra Steer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Traction Truck Parts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

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Truck Repairs TruckPro. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Ontario & Western Trucking News Turbochargers BD Diesel Performance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Video Recording Equipment Windshield Cam. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Weigh Scales (On Board) Vulcan On-Board Scales. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Western & Eastern Trucking News January 2014   31


“Good Samaritan Award” for Amazing Rescue By George Fullerton


red Sears feels a lot more comfortable in his Freightliner compared to a suit and tie that he donned at a recent awards dinner. Accompanied by his daughter Cassy Milner, and seated with coworkers from Midland Transport, Fred’s congenial conversation recalled work experiences from years of trucking, including the past seventeen with Midland Transport, and growing up working on his family’s farm near the Town of Sackville, New Brunswick. The annual awards ceremony got underway at the Ramada Plaza in Dieppe, New Brunswick on a cold December 12th evening. The event included welcoming remarks from Chairman Donnie Fillmore Jr. and Executive Director, Jean Marc Picard. The ceremony acknowledged deserving people working in the Atlantic provinces’ trucking industry began with Andrew Tobin, Marine Atlantic, announcing the

“Good Samaritan Award.” After a brief description of the rescue of a young lady trapped in an overturned car for more than one hour, Fred was called to the stage to receive the award. Fred’s Good Samaritan story began around 2:00 AM, on February night this past winter, following a work shift which took him to Saint John, Halifax and Prince Edward Island. As a winter storm approached, Fred had just finished his shift at the Midland, Dieppe Terminal and was returning home to Sackville. As the blizzard intensified, Fred was travelling east on the four lane highway when his attention to the snow packed road was distracted by a faint and instant flash of light in the deep embankment beyond the opposing traffic lanes. Discounting his first instinct that the light was a snowmobile, Fred gave the situation some thought, primarily because the light was so low to the ground and seemed to be stationary.

“Good Samaritan” Inuit Inuksuk sculpture awarded to Fred Sears (with daughter Cassy). A fitting award for a man who was at a critical spot, at a critical moment, and acted in a critical manner. 32    January 2014

His curiosity was raised because it would not be common for snowmobiles to be running at that time of the night, especially in such stormy conditions. Responding to his curiosity and growing concern, Fred stopped and backed his tractor to the point where he figured he was adjacent to the light source. He then proceeded to wade, waist deep, in snow across the median and opposite traffic lanes. Peering over the snow bank he saw that the light belonged to a car lying on its roof. Fred said that he approached the overturned car with a good deal of trepidation, concerned with exactly what he was going to encounter in the wreck. As he approached he called out and was happy to be answered with the blare of the car’s horn and an anxious voice calling out. Inside the car, 21 year old Lisa Croft was trapped upside down by the seat belt, which she was unable to release. She later estimated that she had been trapped in the car for

about one hour and as the winter storm intensified, had been very concerned whether she was going to be rescued. Fred recalled in the days following the rescue that the first thing he thought of when he saw Lisa was, “this girl is about the same age as my granddaughter”. Despite his efforts, Fred was also unable to release the belt, so he proceeded to cut it with his pocket knife. Fred said that after he helped Lisa from her car she was able to stand and with some assistance

make her way to his warm cab. Fred and Lisa then drove to Sackville where they waited about another hour for Lisa’s parents to arrive from Moncton. After a visit, first to the Sackville Hospital and later to the Moncton Hospital, it was determined that in addition to massive bruising and minor glass cuts, Lisa had also suffered a cracked vertebrae. In making the presentation of a sculpture representing an Inuit Inukshuk, Andrew Tobin with Marine Atlantic said that

Fred’s actions in the rescue exemplified the high degree of professionalism and compassion that employees in the trucking industry bring to their work. An Inuksuk is an Inuit stone landmark structure marking a significant geographic spot or monument, acknowledging that a “man has traveled this way” or “this is the right path”. The sculpture is a fitting award for a man who was at a critical spot, at a critical moment, and acted in a critical manner. Congratulations Fred!



January 2014   33



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





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


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

Sherwood Park

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


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


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

Annacis Island

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.

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

Drayton Valley


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

Flying J Dealer


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

Flying J Travel Plaza

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 Cardlock


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

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

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.

Grande Prairie


Fort McMurray

Flying J Cardlock

Flying J Cardlock 9212 – 108th Street, Grande Prairie, AB T8V 4C9 Tel: 780.532.2378 34    January 2014

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

Flying J Travel Plaza

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

Ontario, Western



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 410 Government Road East, Kapuskasing, ON P5N 2X7 Tel: 705.337.1333 Fax: 705.337.1208 5 Diesel Lanes, Parking for 40, Showers (4) and hot food available.

Sault Ste. Marie

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


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


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


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


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


Flying J Travel Plaza 3700 Highbury Ave. South, London, ON N6N 1P3 Tel: 519.681.6859 Fax: 519.686.8629 12 Diesel Lanes, Parking for 230, Showers (15), Denny’s/Pizza, CAT Scales, TripPak, Bulk Diesel.


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


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

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


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


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


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

Ste. Helene

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

Moose Jaw

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


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


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


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

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


British Columbia


New Brunswick






Cougar Fuels Ltd.

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

RoadKing Travel Centre Strathcona Inc.

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



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 business centre, seafood & burger Toll Free: 800.361.8322 Restaurant & Store: Mon-Fri 6 am restaurant (Le Pirate de la Mer), 11 pm, Sat 7-8 pm, Sun 7-10 pm, convenience store, washrooms, Drivers’ lounge & game room, convenience store, hair salon, drug showers (4), laundry facilities, convenience store, showers, testing, showers, parking, Esso parking for 75 trucks, double car laundry facilities, internet services, wash & 2 bay pet wash, Wi-Fi, ATM, Card Lock & Retail Diesel, Wifi & Fax, laundry facilities & CAT Scale. fax & photocopier. showers, parking & CAT scale. January 2014   35

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. 36    January 2014

Watershed Car & Truck Stop

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.


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

Jeremy’s Truck Stop &

Hwy 401 & 74 (Exit 195 off 401) Belmont, ON Tel: 519.644.0200


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


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

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


Fifth Wheel Truck Stop 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), ATM, take – out food, open roads Esso Truck Stop 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.

Waubaushene Truck Stop


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.


London Husky Travel Centre

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

Flying M Truck Stop 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

Nairn Centre

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.



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Swift Current

Husky Bulk Sales

5918, Rue Notre Dame Est

Estevan Husky Travel Centre

Montreal, QC H1N 2C5

201 – 4th Street,

Tel: 514.257.8626

Estevan, SK S4A 0T5

Fax: 514.259.0910 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

Ontario Trucking Association

OTA Reacts to Advisory Panel Proposal to Raise Fuel Taxes for Transit


he Transit Investment Strategy Advisory Panel appointed by Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne is pleased to announce it is recommending a series of potential measures to raise the $2 billion per year needed to fund the Metrolinx Big Move plan for dealing with traffic gridlock in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA). The proposed measures, of which 75 per cent of revenues would be directed towards transit, include a 0.5 per cent increase in the general corporate income tax rate and a redeployment of the GTHA portion of the province’s HST on gasoline and fuel taxes. Though, the primary recommendation is for a phased increase in gasoline and fuel taxes commencing with a 3-cent per litre hike in 2015, followed by an annual increase of 1 cent per litre, up to 10 cents over the next seven years. The tax increases would apply on a provincial basis and would go into “a dedicated, transparent and accountable trust fund.” Although it was not specified in the report issued today, panel mem-

bers have since indicated that 54 per cent of the monies going into the fund will pay for transit in the GTHA while the remaining 46 per cent will fund infrastructure improvements, which could possibly include roads, in the rest of the province. The panel does not recommend the introduction of tolls at this time. The provincial diesel fuel tax, which currently sits at 14.3 cents per litre, was last raised in 1992. The ball now sits in the provincial government’s court whether it adopts any or all of the recommendations. However, the premier has made reducing congestion in the GTHA one of her key priorities and she has indicated she is prepared to fight an election on the issue. Transportation Minister Glen Murray said his ministry will review the panel recommendations and would decide which path to take by spring 2014. It is widely anticipated the government’s preferred approach will be contained in the spring budget, which could be the launching pad for an election. As the predominant user of diesel fuel, the trucking industry is being asked

to take on a major new cost burden, says David Bradley, president of the Ontario Trucking Association. “We want to know a lot more about how the proposed investment trust fund will work and we want assurances that roads, highways and bridges will get their fair share of the dollars available net of the GTHA transit fund,” said Bradley. The trucking industry is prepared to pay its fair share, says Bradley, provided there will be a return on investment. “We would much rather see our fuel


ississauga, Ontario - The first installment of the 2014 Driving for Profit Seminar Series is coming to Mississauga January 21st, according to event founder NAL Insurance. S p o n s o r e d b y Tr u c k News, Dalton Timmis Insurance and Daimler Truck Financial, this event will feature Tom Kretsinger Jr., TCA Chairman

tax dollars go into a dedicated fund specifically set up for roads, highways and bridges - the infrastructure truckers use. You can’t move goods via transit.” However, while no one likes to pay increased taxes - and fuel is the second largest component of most trucking companies’ operating costs - the industry also has to weigh that against the fact that congestion in the GTHA is exacting a toll on the economy and on people’s lives. “For us, it’s an economic issue - will the increased

taxes actually take cars off the road and improve, or at least not make the situation worse in the future, as it pertains to goods movement? It sounds nice in theory but the industry will need to be convinced.” Bradley concedes that if carriers must pay more, a province-wide fuel tax is a fairer and more efficient way of getting all truckers, regardless of where they come from within Ontario to pay their fair share as opposed to a regional tax as initially proposed by Metrolinx which would have created a distortion

in the marketplace. Finally, Bradley says it is imperative the province closes a loophole in the Highway Traffic Act which exempts thousands of specialty trucks (e.g., sucker/pumper trucks, crane trucks, etc.) from having to be plated and from paying fuel tax. “These trucks use the infrastructure the same as every other truck and they should be expected to pay their fair share as well.” OTA estimates the province is losing out on about $60 million a year in registration fees and fuel taxes from these trucks.

and President of American Central Transport (ACT), Inc. who will take part in the ongoing “How We Did It” series. ACT is a premium service truckload carrier serving major shippers throughout the the eastern half of the United States. Recently, this 300+ unit fleet took First Place in the General Commodities Truckload/ Line-Haul Division, between 20 - 50 Million Miles

Category in ATA’s National Truck Safety Contest. Chris Burruss, President of Truckload Carriers Association is back by popular demand to provide an update on the ever-changing U.S. regulatory environment and its potential impact on Canadian motor carriers. Truck News Editorial Director Lou Smyrlis will moderate both sessions, while TransRep CEO Ray

Haight will act as Master of Ceremonies for the event. The event will be held at the Capital Banquet Centre on 6435 Dixie Road in Mississauga. Registration and continental breakfast start at 8 a.m., with the seminar getting underway at 9 a.m. A hot lunch will follow at noon. The cost to attend is $85. For more information or to register, visit www.drivingforprofit. com.

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Ontario Truck Training Academy (OTTA)

OTTA Builds Training Programs to Suit Industry Needs By Marek Krasuski


here is good news for trucking companies seeking to alleviate the chronic shortage of drivers, especially the youth demographic which is focusing its attention on other career options. The Ontario government is expanding employment opportunities for young people with a cash infusion of $295 million to gain the skills required for gainful employment in today’s marketplace. The program may include skills and training for truck driving and forklift operations. The Youth Employment Fund (YEF) provides employers such as trucking companies with financial incentives to potentially hire new recruits through a wage funding program for up to six months. The Fund will also reduce training and recruitment costs associated with hiring new employees. Yvette Lagrois from Ontario Truck Training Academy (OTTA) also sees that “success of any employment program also hinges on a sound selection process of the talent. Our goal is to train the next generation of professional working drivers.” OTTA seeks out companies that recognize the need to pre-screen the up and coming talent. Setting goals for students and determining where they are going to work, ahead of time, is fundamental to the under 30’s demographic. When suitable recruits complete a full certified AZ Course - PTDI (Professional Truck Driving Institute), our seasoned instructors have had the time to mold them so that their talent has value to employers. Ontario Truck Training Academy (OTTA) is a training institute with 15 years of success with centres lo38    January 2014

cated in Oshawa, Brampton, Peterborough, and a satellite yard in Lindsay. OTTA is listed on the Service Ontario website as a truck training provider and registered with Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities under the Private Career College Act, 2005. O T TA a l s o p a r t n e r s with TriOS College in the first approved Professional Transport Operator course combining Logistics, Truck Training, and Internship Placement. This is a large picture course that expands beyond a Professional Driver scope. A student learns ”inside the wall skills” like dispatch and logistics as well as the driving skills. Tuition assistance is available for this course as well, through various funding sources. “Our training programs are capable of meeting employer’s needs, and our selection process ensures that we promote students to the right employer, matching their skills with need,” Lagrois said. Recruitment, Lagrois insists, is a growing challenge in an industry with increasingly higher compliance standards. Gone are the days when the ability to steer a truck in the right direction guaranteed employment. To d a y, g o o d m e d i c a l records, a personal history free from substance abuse and criminal activity, and a good driving record are essential for employment with reputable firms, particularly for companies with cross border activity. Critical to the success of trucking companies’ recruitment efforts is the selection of a training centre that works with a company to establish fit. “OTTA positions itself with integrity trainers that bring qualified graduates to truck-

ing companies. We have an excellent CVOR and 15 years of training that supports our success,” Lagrois continued. OTTA is committed to working with trucking companies and students to ensure training costs are not a barrier. Sensitive to the

priorities of transportation companies, the Ontario Truck Training Academy will in some cases defer training costs until after graduation. To qualify for the Youth Employment Fund, employers need to offer a full time job placement

that includes training with a view to long term employment after six months. Employers can receive up to $6,800 to offset training and wage costs associated with a job placement. Further, there is no limit to the number of youths an em-

ployer can hire through the program; however, progress is monitored by a designated service provider and the employer will be removed from the program if funds are misappropriated. OTTA >>

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an interest in recruiting our graduates,” she said.

For more information on recruitment oppor-

tunities from the OTTA and on training incen-

tive programs, contact Yvette Lagrois at Yvette.

Funding began in September 2013 and will be accessible over the next two years. More information is available on the Ministry of Training Colleges and University website: Yvette Lagrois encourages prospective employers to contact the OTTA, even if they do not qualify for this particular program. “There are additional funding streams available that I am happy to source on behalf of trucking companies with, or call 800.753.2284.


Ontario Trucking Association

Truck Trainers, Insurers Join OTA Call for Mandatory Entry Level Training


n assembly of leading Canadian trucking insurers and the Truck Training Schools Association of Ontario have banded with

the Ontario Trucking Association in calling on the province to introduce mandatory entry level training for commercial truck drivers.

Northbridge Insurance, The Guarantee Company of North America, Old Republic Insurance of Canada, Zurich Canada and the Truck Training

Schools Association of Ontario (TTSAO) all recently penned letters of support for OTA’s position that mandatory entry level training would help reduce the driver shortage and raise the level of the quality of new drivers entering the industry by making truck driving a skilled occupation. Mandatory entry level training is a key recommendation of both the Canadian Trucking Alliance’s Blue Ribbon Task Force (BRTF) report on the driver shortage and the landmark Conference Board of Canada study. OTA and the provincial associations have been discussing the issue with their respective provinces and OTA recently brought the effort to the attention of Premier Kathleen Wynne. “There appears to be some traction gaining in certain provinces. While that’s a good sign, there is still a very long road ahead and major hurdles persist, which is why the training and insurance industries joining OTA on this issue is an important step,” says OTA President David Bradley. “The good news is that at the very least a dialogue is now underway.” In its letter, Northbridge

Insurance stated that mandatory entry level training would bring “much deserved respect to truck driving as a valued and skilled occupational skilled trade” and a “necessary step to ensure qualified men and women are behind the wheel of Canada’s distribution network.” Current licensing conditions surrounding heavy commercial trucks are lacking any benchmark for candidates to be measured against, points out Old Republic: “Mandatory entry level training standards will provide that needed benchmark to ensure those licensed to drive commercial trucks have the necessary skills to help them safely navigate Canada’s roadways. Our company believes strongly that mandatory entry level training standards must be implemented.” Added The Guarantee Company of North America: “Currently years of experience and driver vehicle abstracts are the only benchmarking criteria for determining driver’s qualifications. There currently isn’t any criteria in place to obtain a heavy commercial licence or ensure that a safety standard is maintained in the

critical first three years of licensing. Having a program such as mandatory entry level training will create and maintain a culture of safe driving behaviour and increased driver confidence.” “Our ability to produce quality graduates is hindered by reasons identified and outlined by the Blue Ribbon Task Force,” states the TTSAO. “By addressing a multiplicity of standards and curricula and having industry uptake, awareness and buy-in is critical for our identified goals. Mandatory entry level training will ensure a balance is maintained between industry capacity needs and public safety.” In its letter Zurich also supported the idea of a mandatory entry level training for commercial vehicle drivers, welcoming the opportunity to provide further input for a developmental program down the road. “We believe that establishing a qualification standard will ensure that driving a commercial vehicle is recognized as a profession and an important career, rekindling the deserved respect for the profession while also making our roads even safer.”


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Ontario Trucking Association

CTA Issues White Paper on Transportation of Dangerous Goods


he tragedy that befell the Quebec town of Lac Megantic last summer following the derailment of several rail tank cars carrying crude oil has put the issue of dangerous goods transportation by all modes under the microscope. Federal Transport Minister, Lisa Raitt, announced that she has asked the House of Commons Standing Committee on Transport to conduct a review of the situation and to make recommendations to prevent similar tragedies in the future. Although the Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) contends that an incident of the magnitude of Lac Megantic is unlikely to occur where trucks are involved - and while the frequency and severity of dangerous goods incidents involving trucks are extremely low - the Alliance says additional measures should be taken to further reduce the risk of highway accidents, whether dangerous goods are involved or not. In a white paper of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods by Truck in Canada, CTA repeats its long-standing position that the federal government should introduce a universal mandate requiring all trucks, where the driver is currently required to carry a logbook under the federal hours of service regulations, to be equipped with an electronic recording device (ELD); and introduce a manufacturing standard (in lock-step with the United States) requiring all new heavy trucks to be equipped with a roll stability system. In addition, CTA says all provinces should follow the lead of Ontario and Quebec by requiring the mandatory activation of truck speed limiters at no more than 105 km/hr and also intro40    January 2014

duce mandatory entry level training for truck drivers based on a national industry standard. An analysis of the 328 dangerous goods incidents involving trucks in 2012 conducted for CTA shows that the number of incidents was 1.64 per 10,000 shipments. Most (56.4%) of the releases of product were minor (less than 500 litres), which are usually cleaned up with little or no environmental damage. 86.3% of all incidents involved tank trucks. Most incidents occur during loading or unloading (70.7%) and are most often caused by employee error (28%) or equipment failure (34.1%). Releases during loading were most common (51.8%) but 80% led to releases of less than 1,000 litres. Accidents occurring while on the highway (where the public is most at risk) accounted for 16.2% of total incidents for a frequency of 0.27 per 10,000 shipments. Accidents were the cause in 56.8% of the major incidents (releases greater than 5,000 litres). However, major incidents represented only 6.4% of all incidents. In most cases (67.9%) the major product involved was flammable liquids (mainly crude oil). Accidents involving flammable liquids represented 11% of all incidents and .18 accidents per 10,000 shipments, 16.7% of the incidents involving tank trucks were the result of an accident on the highway. (Analysis conducted for CTA suggests that 80% of these were the result of a single vehicle accident). The issue of liability in the case of dangerous goods incidents has also loomed large since the Lac Megantic tragedy, with the federal government writing some big cheques for the clean-up and recently calling for increased insurance coverage for rail

carriers and shippers. According to the CTA white paper, the determination of liability, and who shall bear the costs of that negligence, is a statement of the public interest and public policy. However, it says the growing trend of shippers seeking to include clauses in freight contracts indemnifying them from liability is contrary to both the public interest and public policy. CTA calls for coordinated

action by both the federal and provincial governments in the form of an amendment to the federal and provincial statutes and regulations to annul clauses in freight contracts which indemnify shippers/3PLs from liability for their own negligence. A CTA advisory committee on dangerous goods has been struck to look at the regulations in more detail, “so this is our first

word on the subject,” says Bradley. “But we strongly believe the most effective thing governments can do is to take the recommended actions to reduce the risk of highway accidents and to make sure that the parties whose negligence causes an accident are held liable for the claims.” Transport Canada estimates that 70% (tonnage) of dangerous goods are transported by road,

24% by rail; 6% by marine; and less than 1% by air. The most commonly transported dangerous goods are crude petroleum oil, gasoline and fuel oils. The actual number of shipments of dangerous goods transported by truck is unknown. CTA estimates there are at least 2 million - and likely many more - dangerous goods shipments of various sizes by truck each year in Canada.


Health & Fitness

Holiday Survival By Dr. George Traitses


ecember marks the beginning of what can be a hectic holiday season, and until we flip the calendar over to a new year, the chaos just doesn’t let up. Since the added demands of this season can stress our bodies to capacity, we need to do everything we can to avoid letting the holiday rush get the best of us. Consider the follow-

ing tips to help keep you and your loved ones stay healthy, happy and safe this season. Wear shoes with plenty of cushioning in the soles to absorb the impact of walking on those hard shopping mall floors. Wear layers because you may be going from a cold environment outside to a warm environment inside. Instead of lugging

around a heavy purse, carry a light backpack or fanny pack with only those items that are absolutely essential. Take frequent breaks, but skip the designer coffee at the java stand and drink water instead. If at all possible, leave your children at home. Do not wrap packages while sitting on a hard floor; you’re more apt to strain a muscle in this

position. Instead, vary your position from standing at a countertop to sitting on a bed or comfortable chair. For more information on health and safety visit the Ontario Chiropractic Association Web site at or call 877.327.2273. Dr. George Traitses can be reached at 416.499.5656 or visit



Transport for Christ

Wreaths Across Canada Inc.

God’s Faithfulness

Lay a Wreath

By Chaplain Len Reimer


o here we are into a new year. The last 12 months seemed to be full of unexpected events for many of us and there is nothing we can do to change them. But we are beginning a new year. Many of us made new hopes and plans hoping it would be better than the

year before. Some of us may have even blamed God for things that went wrong or waivered from the way we wanted them to go. In reality, all He did was allow things to happen, which means we may actually have caused them. There is a beautiful verse of scripture in Psalm 36:5 “Your mercy, O Lord is in the heavens; Your faithfulness reaches to the clouds.” In my experience God’s mercy is endless. He extends His mercies to mankind. He is merciful even when we mess up. His mercy often repeats itself by Him being there for us through difficult times, which can actually make us stronger. He is truly faithful and dependable when we need

Him. Yes, we can truly count on Him. His faithfulness reaches to the clouds. He is a covenant (promise) keeping with those who never fail to trust Him. The key word is “trust” Him. Scripture goes on to tell us in II Corinthians 12:9 “My grace is sufficient for you.” There is always enough for us when we put our trust in Him. Seek ye first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things shall be added to you. Yes, we do need to do things more God’s way. After all, He not only promised to care for us, He keeps promises. Friends, our hope and wish is that your plans will include God. May you have a prosperous and successful year.


reaths Across Canada has chosen to place a wreath on the headstone of every veteran buried in the National Military Cemetery, the first Sunday of every December at 1:30, Beechwood Cemetary, Ottawa. It is our fervent hope that this practice will spread across Canada and that eventually every Military Cem-

etery will be adorned with wreaths, each and every year. This simple but effective “thank you” is central to the entire program. The wreaths symbolize our thanks to those who have served their country in the military and now lie at rest. Whether they died in battle, training accidents or years after retiring from the military, all who lie buried in these

hallowed grounds deserve the thanks of a grateful nation for defending the freedoms and lifestyle we enjoy today. It is our way to Remember and Honour those who served and Teach our youth of Canada, the value of freedom. It is a deeply personal way for any Canadian to say “thank you for your service to Canada.”



In Memoriam

Henry Vanroboys December 14, 1942 – November 26, 2013


urrounded by his family, Henry Rene Vanroboys entered into eternal rest into the arms of his Heavenly Father, peacefully on Tuesday, November 26, 2013. He was in his 71st year. He will be reunited in Heaven with his loving wife, Anne (February 2013). He is survived by his loyal mother, Marie Louise Vanroboys of Thamesville. Also survived by his children Carla and

Kevin Fox, Steve and Gina Vanroboys and Jennifer and Joe Marsh, all of Thamesville. Special papa to Megan, Dane a n d Tr e n t F o x , L u c a s and Audra Vanroboys and Oscar, Lucy, Libby, Boone and Scout Marsh. He is also survived by his mother-in- law, Margaret Goodman and his special s i s t e r - i n - l aw a n d h e r husband, Lynn and Ben Liberty Jr. and family. Henry lived most of his life in Thamesville. In recent years, he enjoyed his 2nd home at Rondeau Park. He was a proud, hardworking man, founder and owner of Vanroboys Trucking, Vanroboys Enterprises Ltd., One Henry Farms, Riverview Bingo Palace and other business investments. He loved spending time with his

grandchildren and was their biggest fan. He will continue to cheer them on as their Guardian Angel. He was also predeceased by his father, Oscar Vanroboys (2009) and brother-in-law, Pat Goodman (2012) and father-in-law, Ted Goodman (1988). Donations may be made at the funeral home to Chatham Kent Hospice (Cheques payable to St. Andrew’s Residence memo line Chatham Kent Hospice) or the charity of your choice. Online donations and condolences may be left at “I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall live. And whosever liveth & believeth in me shall never die.” (John 11:2526).


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The Safety Tip Adviser

Removal of Snow & Ice From Roof Tops

By Alvis Violo


ost fleet managers will agree that the accumulation of snow and ice on trailer roofs, which could weigh as much as two tons, is a major safety issue. These same fleet managers will probably also admit that the snow and ice contribute to weight limit violations and a decrease in fuel economy. Although these fleet

managers acknowledge the problem, in a study conducted by the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI), 54% of respondents repo r ted th ey r a r el y o r never remove accumulated snow or ice. It is interesting to note that in the same study, 35% of respondents admitted to an experience of snow or ice causing personal injury or property damage to another motorist. Until recently, there were no laws in Canada or the U.S. requiring the removal of snow or ice from vehicles, but things are starting to change. In Canada, Quebec has passed a law that states, “no person…when driving a vehicle, (will) allow snow,

ice or any other substance to fall from the vehicle onto a public highway.” In 2009, the governor of New Jersey signed a law that sets fines for vehicles with dangerous accumulations of snow. The New Jersey law is believed to be the first of its kind in the U.S. The fact that only a few provinces and a few states have passed laws should not give us a false sense that all the other provinces and states do not penalize drivers and companies who cause personal injury or property damage from falling snow or ice. The majority of jurisdictions prefer to throw the book at drivers after the snow or ice has fallen. In serious accidents, authorities can broadly in-

terpret other regulations governing commercial vehicles to increase the penalty. Once you cause an accident, rules covering pre-trip inspections, size and weights, and cargo securement can apply. So how do most companies remove the snow or ice? One of the lowest cost solutions is to send a driver or employee up on the roof to clear the snow or ice. The problem is, occupational health and safety legislation in both Canada and the U.S. prohibit workers from climbing on trailer tops without approved fall protection equipment. What this means is that sending an employee up on a trailer roof is not only dangerous, it is most probably illegal.

If anyone is looking for a possible solution, Emergency Road Services Corporation (E.R.S.) may have the answer. E.R.S. has set up a network of service providers across Canada and the U.S. that are ready to remove the snow and ice from trailer roofs. On average, E.R.S. will have a service provider at your trailer within one hour. You can have the snow and ice removed quickly and you will avoid possible personal injuries to your own employees. The individual service providers that are removing the snow also have their own insurance in case of personal injury. As added insurance to their customers, E.R.S. also has their own $ 5,000,000.00 liabil-

ity policy that applies to all service calls they get. Regardless of how you choose to solve the problem, please keep in mind the lives of others on our roads as your decisions could be a matter of life or death. Drive safe, think positive and be prosperous. Alvis Violo is the C.E.O. of Emergency Road Services Corporation, a coast to coast bilingual roadside assistance company dedicated to the trucking industry in Canada and the U.S. For more information, visit or call 877.377.2262. Please send your questions, feedback or comments about this column to


New Bridge Over the St. Lawrence for 2018


ontreal, Quebec - The Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec, is pleased to announce a new accelerated timeline for the construction of the new bridge for the St. Lawrence. “We will deliver the new bridge for the St. Lawrence in 2018, three years earlier than originally planned,” said Minister Lebel. “In fact, concrete actions to move the project ahead have already been taken.” The award of the contract for engineering and coordination services to ARUP Canada Inc. on October 18th has accelerated the original timeline significantly, enabling the procurement process for the public-private partnership (PPP) to design, build, finance, operate and maintain the new bridge to be launched in early spring 2014. Although an

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international architectural contest must now be set aside, precise architectural guidelines for the design of the new bridge will be included in the PPP procurement documents. The accelerated timeline responds to the recommendations of the Buckland & Taylor report, prepared for the JacquesCartier and Champlain Bridges Incorporated (JCCBI) as part of the Champlain Bridge surveillance and maintenance program. “While we cannot cut corners with infrastructure of such great importance for the metropolis and the economy of our country, we can certainly accelerate the process,” continued Minister Lebel. “No effort will be spared to deliver this project on time and within budget, keeping travellers and goods moving safely and efficiently through this important trade and transportation corridor.” On October 5, 2011, the Government of Canada announced that it would

be building a new bridge 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. The Champlain Bridge 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. Canada’s Economic Action Plan promotes new

opportunities for growth, job creation and long-term prosperity. Thanks to the Government of Canada’s leadership and our strong economic and financial fundamentals, the Canadian economy has re-

covered from the global recession better than most other industrialized countries. To learn more about the new bridge for the St. Lawrence, please visit



Eastern Report

Atlantic-Pacific Takes on Voodoo By George Fullerton


hen the Jet Aircraft Museum, based in London, Ontario, went looking for a trucking company to transport a CF-101 aircraft, better known as Voodoo, from Cornwallis, Nova Scotia, to its new home at the Jet Aircraft Museum, their queries lead them to the Atlantic-Pacific Transport office in Fredericton, New Brunswick. Since 1989 AtlanticPacific has been providing oversize and heavy haul services along with float and flatbed business. While the prospect of transporting a cold war era fighter aircraft presented unique challenges, Atlantic-Pacific’s Fredericton Manager, Ian Oliver, was confident that they had the expertise to do the job. “Over the years we have hauled a number of

aircraft, including TBM Avengers and helicopters. When Forest Protection Limited sold off their Avenger spray planes we hauled a number from their headquarters at the Fredericton airport to customers in the United States and Western Canada as well as ports in Montreal and Halifax. In the case of some of the Avengers, they had the wings removed and they were tilted sideways, and secured in a frame attached to the drop deck which reduced over-width concerns. With the Voodoo we had to be satisfied to secure the plane in its ‘wheels down’ position on the deck, with wings and afterburners removed. This gave us a twelve foot width, which of course required over-width permits and an escort.” The Voodoo driving assignment was handed to Stewart Finnamore, a

long time Atlantic-Pacific employee with a lengthy and recognized professional career. Stewart began driving in the early 1970’s, worked thirty years with R.S. Coughlan Ltd. in Fredericton, and the last ten years with Atlantic-Pacific. In 2008 Stewart’s professional career was recognized by the Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association (APTA), awarding him Driver of the Year. In 2009, Stewart was again honoured by the Canadian Trucking Alliance with the National Driver of the Year award. Stewart’s load, the CF101 Voodoo, identification number 006, was the last Voodoo to fly in the Canadian Armed Forces. The aircraft was designed and manufactured by McDonnell Aircraft Corporation, beginning in 1959. The Royal Canadian Air Force purchased sixty-six CF-

101’s from the United States Air Force in 1961. The Canadian Voodoo fleet was upgraded in the early 1970s with sixty-six advanced CF-101’s. On April 19, 1987, the Voodoo 006 made its last flight to the air base in Chatham, New Brunswick and then it was taken to Cornwallis Military Museum where it served as an outdoor display. Exposure to the elements in close proximity to the Bay of Fundy was not conducive to maintaining this important piece of Canadian military history since the aircraft suffered extensive corrosion and deterioration. Lacking the funds to ensure proper preservation of this piece of military history, the Cornwallis Museum made the decision to donate the Voodoo to the Jet Aircraft Museum in London, Ontario where staff has undertaken a fund raising campaign to restore the aircraft and make it air worthy again. In the first week of November 2013, Stewart Finnamore arrived at Cornwallis with a double drop – extendable trailer and was met with a group from the Jet Aircraft Museum volunteers who had the wings and engine afterburners removed, and the cranes ready to load the Voodoo. Finnamore is casual describing securement of this peculiar load, saying that in addition to chains on landing gear and struts on the airframe where

wings had been removed, there was a requirement for one strap over the tail section. Once loaded, the wingless aircraft was nudging 13’6” high and just over twelve feet wide. “ I hav e h au le d T BM Avengers and a few helicopters. You just have to be careful where you place the straps so that they are holding the airframe and not putting pressure on the skin of the plane,” explained Stewart, adding that the total weight of the Voodoo was only about ten tonnes. Tied down and ready to travel, Finnamore’s first hiccup was the cancellation of their appointment with the Princess of Acadia ferry at Digby, postponed as the service waited out a fairly serious blow that had seas on the Bay of Fundy running a bit too angry. “The Voodoo turned a lot of heads, that’s for sure. At the ferry, people were asking a lot of questions and taking lots of pictures. On the road, we had our picture taken a lot. People would pull up beside us, shoot their pictures and then carry on. I got a red light at one set of scales, simply because the officer wanted to have a look at the plane. Besides being hauled across country, people seemed to realize that the plane was unique and historically important. We delivered the plane with no problems on November 7th. Then I headed back to Cornwallis to pick up the wings and after-

burners,” said Stewart. Finnamore explained that the wings actually presented a more difficult load than the aircraft itself. “The wings are an awkward shape and quite flimsy so you have to be careful tightening them down.” He went on to explain that several old car tires were placed on the trailer deck and the wings placed on top which minimized abrasion to metal skin and provided some flexibility for tightening. Once the wings were tied down, the cargo measured sixteen feet wide. “I just kept my eye on the wings and stopped quite frequently just to keep everything snugged up. Since we were sixteen feet wide, we required extra escort in dense traffic situations and had to make a detour around construction on the 401. But we made that delivery on November 14th and everyone was very happy to see all the pieces arrive and get the Voodoo back together,” said Finnamore. Situated at the London International Airport, the Jet Aircraft Museum has a crew of volunteers busily inspecting, cleaning and reassembling the Voodoo 006. While the aircraft was structurally intact there are requirements for lots of components and component overhauls. For more information on the Jet Aircraft Museum and their Voodoo project, go to,


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The Complacency Coach

It’s a Different World, Get Used to It!

By Bruce Outridge


was looking at a television show the other night and an old advertisement came on showing people smoking in the office, at their desks, and so on. It got me to thinking how much things have changed since my early days back in the sixties. I certainly am not suggesting we go back to the days of smoking in the workplace, but it is an example of how many things have changed, particularly in the transportation industry, the manufacturing sector, and the technology field. Times have indeed changed; some for the better, and some maybe not as good as we would have liked. I was discussing some transportation issues with a fellow colleague about the image of the truck driver and how that has changed over time. Do you remember the days when transport drivers wore ties and a uniform? I certainly did as I was required to wear those as a mover. We were only allowed to take our ties off if we were actually lifting furniture. Today, most movers wear t-shirts. With an average industry age of fifty-five years, it isn’t surprising that the industry has people remembering the old ways and resisting change. As change comes on more

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forcefully and impacts our lives on a daily basis the tide of resistance becomes even stronger. So how do you deal with the changes and keep yourself up to date in your industry and in your lives? You can resist it all you want, but I can tell you that you won’t win. I have seen so many people fight change only to have to give in at a later date down the road. Think of the grandmother that wants to stay in touch with her grandkids. I have a relative that likes to travel and use the phone to book their travel arrangements. Years ago they had to learn to use the computer to book reservations or give up traveling because everything is done online nowadays. You can resist change all you want and opt out of communicating with society or you can learn to live with change and do your best to stay in the game. In my courses I tell my students that it is important that they keep up with changes and even more important keep up with changes in their industry. Here are some ideas on how to stay abreast of changes and remain in the game well into the future. The first thing is to decide what you need and where you want to go. If you are in your fifties ask yourself where you want to go in the next ten years. Will you be driving? Will you still be in business, or will you be stuck in a job that you hate? Once you have decided on the path you want to go, decide what you need to get there. Now, if you have been resisting change up until now decide where you need to change and

investigate how you can implement that into your daily routine. For instance, if you have been resisting cell phone use, investigate the features of one you would like and learn how it can improve your daily life, considering the benefits of easier communication and better time management.

Educate yourself by taking a course on something you would like to learn, whether for work or a hobby, and dedicate the time to learn it to improve yourself. We all resist change, but the best way to combat it is to incorporate the practice of change on a daily basis and learn how it can best

help move you forward. I remember when websites came out and I learned how to design them so I could update my own website. Today I offer that service to others. So change can be good, it is how you look at it that really takes insight. Failing to acknowledge that is the true source

of resistance. Bruce Outridge is a business and leadership consultant and author of the books Running by the Mile, Driven to Drive, and How to Start an Artistic Business in 12 Easy Steps. For more information on Bruce and his work please visit his website at



Cambrian College

Cambrian College Advances Innovative Learning with New Truck Build Program By Marek Krasuski


ambrian College is building on a tradition of setting itself apart with unique educational programs. A few years ago the school began by responding to industry needs in the CoOp Diploma Apprenticeship Program (CODAP). It did this by introducing a three year diploma that merged the Heavy Equipment Techniques Certificate Program and the Truck and Coach Technician Diploma. The initiative came in response to companies with on and off road equipment seeking graduates with knowledge in both fields. Since its inception interest and enrollment continues to climb. In one example that signalled the College’s determination to respond to

industry needs, suppliers and employers in the region asked for reform of the program’s report writing component. Employer dissatisfaction with the quality of technical report writing skills exhibited by students prompted Cambrian to respond quickly to the complaints. It enlisted the support of its English Department to develop a new reporting model designed in accordance with company recommendations and, ultimately, their nod of approval. More recently, staff and students in the College’s skills training division have ratcheted up the learning experience by rebuilding a 1993 diesel F250 Super Cab purchased in the Ottawa region. The vehicle has been dismantled down to the frame, a relatively easy process.

The hard part is putting it back together for students in the Truck & Coach/ Heavy Duty Equipment program. If the best learning is forged from experience, then students are well on their way toward a first class education. Bob Huzij, Professor and Program Coordinator, outlines the benefits of this pedagogical approach. “More than gaining a firsthand look at how this vehicle is made, this learning process promotes critical thinking and organizational skills. In the rebuilding phase students learn how to put parts and processes in the proper sequence.” Huzij is especially grateful to the many industry suppliers whose support has been essential to the project’s success. The instructional handson approach for learners

Cambrian Staff and students in the College’s skills training division have ratcheted up the learning experience by rebuilding a 1993 diesel F250 Super Cab purchased in the Ottawa region. The instructional hands-on approach for learners like Kyle Joyce heightens the overall learning experience. like Kyle Joyce heightens the overall learning experience. Kyle, now in his third year, bends over the frame of the chassis, bearing a studious look while trying to assess the next step in the reconstruction process. He and his group of enthusiasts spend as much as 20 hours a week on the project. This is over and above their regular weekly hours in classroom and shop learning. “This is a very adaptive exercise. Since we don’t receive all the information in rebuilding the truck, there are certain canvasses that are left blank and so we are left to figure it out ourselves. For example, we had to decipher how to wire the fuel tanks properly and determine the fuel centres with no position markings. It’s an example of how the program makes you think by throwing out options and together learning to understand how things work,” Kyle explained. More than a learning module for aspiring mechanics and technicians, this reconstruction project is a collaborative exercise, opening the opportunity for all members of the skilled trades’ disciplines at Cambrian to work together. Shawn

Poland, Vice President, College Advancement, played a key role in getting college approval for the project and raising funds to underwrite the costs. This initiative, he said, brings together participants from across the broader college spectrum. “This is a project that has pulled together many departments in the college and is emblematic of widespread cooperation. For example, the frame fabrication was completed by our welding students, and the wrapping of the truck will be completed by our graphic design students under supervision of their professors, so we are covering the full gamut of participation.” Poland and Huzij herald the project as a testament

to the innovation of the College’s skilled trades programs, especially once the vehicle is completed and literally rolls into schools and other learning centres. The opportunity for the maiden voyage of the F250 Super Cab rebuild will present itself on May 6 and 7, 2014 when the truck will be exhibited at the Ontario Technological Skills Competition in Waterloo. Concludes Shawn Poland, “not only is this project a great platform from which to make a statement about all the skilled trades at Cambrian College, it’s also about taking learning to the next dimension that goes beyond classroom activity and traditional learning methods.”


Kyle, now in his third year, bends over the frame of the chassis assessing the next step in the reconstruction process. January 2014   45



From the

Driver’s Seat By: Carl McBride

Truck Necessities

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irst of all I want to take the time to wish all of our readers a very Happy and Safe New Year. Let us all hope for a rise in the economy and more goods shipped. This issue I decided to keep things simple for the start of the New Year, so the question is: “What is something you always put inside your truck before beginning a long trip?”

Stuart Prange drives for Clean Harbours Transport based in Burlington, Ontario: “These days there is one thing I can never do without and that is my cell phone. I need it to stay in touch with my dispatch department. Also, at this time of year it is necessary to carry extra antifreeze, you never know when you may need it.”

Roger Paul drives for Quality Carriers Transport based in Oakville, Ontario: “I am an old school kind of driver. For me, I make sure my CB Radio is on and working. I also carry a briefcase full of maps for local knowledge.”

Raymond Deibaning drives for the Bramptonbased LandStar: “Two things that you must have in your truck this time of year are extra antifreeze because you never know how cold it is going to get, and windshield washer fluid which is also a must. When the highways get dirty you need to see where you are going.”

Andy Mercier drives for Contrans Transport based in Hagersville, Ontario: “I never leave without a fridge full of food. Truck stop food is getting too expensive and when you bring your own it is easier to eat healthy. In the winter, if you get stuck on a highway you know at least you can feed yourself.” If you have any questions or subjects to discuss please feel free to contact me at carl@woodwardpublishing. com, or call Carl McBride at 613.902.5324.


#68 January  

Eastern Trucking News, Issue 68, January 2014

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