June 2014 Issue 73
—S e rv i n g Q u é b e c & Atl a n ti c P r ov i n c e s—
J D Factors
Flexible Financing Solutions for Transportation Companies By Marek Krasuski
ommercial transportation is an industry that faces many challenges, among them the need to pay for operating expenses before receipt of payment for rendered services. Indeed, receivables for deliveries typically range from 30 to 90 days, terms which often undermine a carrier’s capacity to meet immediate operating costs such as fuel, insurance, repairs and salaries. Commercial carriers have sought out traditional lenders such as banks to address accounts payable obligations, but these alternatives are typically attached to restrictive covenants which, if broken, negatively affect the credit worthiness of a company and result in the termination of the loan. In addition, such agreements require proof of equity J D Factors, page 4 >>
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Building on Reputation of Flexible Financing Solutions for Transportation Companies J D Factors >> and a sterling credit history. Traditional creditors typically require a debt to equity ratio of 3 to 1, so that for every $150,000 borrowed, for example, the carrier must have $50,000 of equity. Many companies, even with substantial revenues, are refused loans by failing to meet debt to equity ratios. Conversely, factoring provides the most flexible form of financing, according to Tina Capobianco, Vice President, J D Factors Corporation. J D Factors is the longest running factoring company in Canada, building a successful reputation in the provision of client services throughout the entire factoring cycle. “Each account executive with our firm is trained to treat every business like it was their own. In fact this is our strongest feature - developing close relationships with our clients and going the extra mile to address their business needs,” Tina says. Factoring, a widely used leveraging option, is the purchase of receivables by the factoring company, known as the Factor, from the carrier. Typically, a factor like J D Factors, or
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another of the roughly 25 factoring companies in Canada, will purchase a receivable from a trucking company contracted to make a delivery. Once proof of delivery has been presented the Factor pays the carrier for the delivered load, less its service fee. Unlike traditional financing sources, Factors are primarily concerned with the credit worthiness of the customer and their ability to pay the debt. J D Factors has distinguished itself in the industry by providing non-recourse factoring whereby the factor assumes the risk of carrying a debt which may not be paid. Moreover, in the event that a trucking company closes, it will still not be held liable for an outstanding receivable as long as J D Factors has the completed paperwork in hand. To ensure the credit worthiness of debtors - the customers of the seller/carrier, J D Factors will undertake an extensive credit history to ensure that fleets and owner operators are conducting business with reputable clients. Says Tina Capobianco, “we want our transportation clients to establish business relationships with good cus-
tomers.” Because of the company’s assiduous efforts to assess credit risk, defaults on receivables are minimal. Of equal importance, too, is J D Factors’ promotion of best business practices by training its clients to source companies which have good accounts receivable histories. As Tina Capobianco cautions, there is little point in delivering cargo for companies that do not pay their invoices. For commercial carriers who fail to get paid, the loss is twofold: They lose the fee for the delivery service as well as incur the costs to deliver the load. (Recourse factoring, an alternative leveraging tool whereby the customer assumes the risk of non payment, is also available as part of their list of business services.) J D Factors, with many years of experience in the factoring industry, has a broad base of knowledge and solutions that will ensure their clients’ specific needs are met. To this end the company assumes all activities related to the servicing of receivables - mail outs, invoice collection, etc. - leaving their customers to focus on their core transportation business. J D Factors’ customers can also expect
quick payment. “Once the delivery is complete and we have received freight confirmation and a signed bill of lading, we release the cash to our client right away,” Tina continued, adding that some of their customers receive funding on a regular basis in accordance with the frequency of deliveries. Factoring fees range from as low as 1.5 percent to 7 percent depending on program type. As a general rule, however, the lower the monthly freight volume and the longer the payment period, the higher the factoring rate. Higher volume carriers with customers who pay promptly typically qualify for lower rates. Serving a broad base of industries, including transportation, J D Factors is poised to meet the needs of companies with cash flow demands while providing a multitude of additional services such as: Reviews and guarantees on all approved accounts, payment processing and posting, full collections services, wire transfer funding, credit manage-
ment and insurance, and competitive rate structures, among others. The full suite of services also includes load advances to help underwrite the cost of delivery. While factoring ensures prompt payment, J D Factors also assumes responsibility for collection of the receivable and will assist their transportation customers by paying a portion of the fuel costs required to deliver a load. On presentation of load confirmation, this premier financial firm will advance up to 50 percent of the fuel cost required to get the load to its destination point. Once delivered and the bill of lading is submitted, the remaining fuel cost will be paid, followed shortly by the invoiced amount of the delivery, less the factoring fee. Customers receive a fuel debit card which provides automated purchase controls, detailed fuel management, up to the minute transaction information, and programmed credit limit notifications. In addition to providing the most flexible form of financing, unfettered by
restrictive covenants commonly associated with business loans from traditional lenders, factoring companies such as J D Factors stand alongside the growth of their clients. Notes Tina Capobianco, herself a 22 year industry veteran: “our factoring services grow in tandem with the additional trucks and freight volume our customers are able to generate. The flexibility of factoring works really well with transportation companies,” she concludes. With a long standing history as a premier factoring company, J D Factors continues to be one of the fastest growing financial firms in North America due in no small measure to the significant hallmarks upon which it has built its reputation - the highest level of personal service to clients, a broad base of knowledge and solutions, excellent training of account executives, and the ability to match quality service with the unique needs of each client. For more information, contact www.jdfactors. com.
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Currency Exchange Rates for Cross Border Carriers By Bruce Sayer
oes anyone remember the “Good Old Days” when cross border transportation was a highly lucrative business? Back then the Canadian dollar was worth less than 70 cents against the USD and Canada produced a vast array of finished goods for the US market. Trade was booming with huge volumes of manufacturing exports to the United States keeping trucks very busy with high paying south bound freight. Today it is a significantly different story. The Canadian dollar now hovers around parity and as a result, Canadian manufactured goods have lost the distinct advantage they once enjoyed. This shift in trade has resulted in a reversal; high demand for north bound freight into Canada with less need for south bound freight as compared to a decade ago. Traditionally, Canadian trucking companies have dominated the Canada-U.S. cross border market. While that still holds true, more American carriers are
now competing on our turf, pulling north with higher paying freight. This has changed cross border economics, creating a difficult challenge to Canadian carriers. Statistics Canada reports that between 2004 and 2009, “the balance of truck borne trade swung decidedly towards imports (to Canada).” During this period, Canadian cross border trucking companies suffered huge reductions in volume and profit margins. With the global economic scene in constant flux, more Canadian carriers are now reporting a return to previous volumes and revenues on cross border freight. However, market conditions of the previous decade have changed the competitive landscape dramatically as the U.S. carriers who made large profits during this period remain active in today’s cross border trade. Competition is at an all-time high as profit margins continue to shrink. Because Canadian trucking companies do so much business with US customers shipping into Canada, a large portion
of their receivables can be in US dollars. This creates a special kind of problem for Canadian carriers as the ever changing value of the US dollar against our own creates huge swings in profit margins. If the exchange rate between the time you move a load and provide an invoice, and the time the bill is paid fluctuates, so does your profit margin. For example, at the end of March this year USD was worth $1.12 Canadian. Within 45 days this rate had dropped to $1.08. If your trucking company moved $200,000 USD of loads in March,
this means by the time you got paid, your company would have lost 4 cents on the dollar or $8,000 off your profit margin. That’s a heavy loss to any business! To further complicate the matter, banks traditionally charge hefty rates on currency exchange. Service charges, bank fees and exchange rates are the backbone of a bank’s revenue source. Even if you were to take the time to shop the money market, most companies do not have sufficient volume to get the best exchange rate available. For small
to medium size carriers, retail is often the best rate they can obtain. The daily demands of running a trucking company and the need to access cash right away often prevents busy companies from finding the service provider that provides the best rate. Accutrac Capital solves this problem with BULKBuy Currency Exchange, a simple process designed to maximize your returns. In order to provide you with a high value exchange rate, Accutrac Capital combines the currency exchange volume of all our customers to ne-
gotiate the best exchange rate for small and medium size truck companies and passes these saving onto you. This levels the playing field, allowing any size fleet to obtain significant savings through convenient, easy to manage services. Now, even small trucking companies have an equal advantage to compete head to head with larger fleets and reduce the risk of cross border economics. For more information about financial services for the trucking industry, visit www.AccutracCapital.com.
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Theme: Labour Shortage
Labour Shortage Calls for Proactive Solution by All Industry Sectors
By Marek Krasuski
tatistics are generally used to amplify and/or clarify suppositions or hypotheses, but when it comes to the driver shortage they seem to confuse more than clarify. Case in point: A study by the Canadian Trucking Human Resources Council (CTHRC) says that the trucking industry will need to find as many as 319,900 “new employees over the next 10 years to keep the wheels moving.” Yet another study by the Conference Board of Canada released a report in February 2013 stating that the driver shortage could reach 33,000 by 2020. There’s a huge gap between 319,000 and 33,000, even when taking into consideration the CTHRC’s figure represents the shortage of all workers needed to meet the needs of the industry. Since truckers represented 82% of this sector’s work force in 2011, it stands to reason that they will continue to represent the lion’s share of the industry. Eighty two percent of the CTHRC’s projected shortfall of 319,500 would mean that the industry will still need nearly 220,000 drivers; still a giant leap from the Conference Board’s projected shortfall of 33,000, factoring in productivity increases. To muddy the waters even further, there is no driver shortage. In fact, supply outpaces demand by more than two to one. According to industry reports quoted by Yvette
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Lagrois, President of the Ontario Truck Training Academy (OTTA), Canada currently has 662,400 unemployed drivers. The problem is nobody wants them. “We don’t have a driver shortage, we have a skilled driver shortage,” Lagrois says, by way of introduction into the thousands of calls she receives each year from licensed commercial drivers looking to improve specific skills such as backing into loading docks or learning to drive manual transmissions. Yes, some driver training learning centers instruct their students only on automatic transmissions, leaving their graduates to search for additional training on manuals later. Lagrois describes the problem as systemic whereby some registered schools provide top notch training while others, registered or not, deliver mediocre instruction at best. The Blue Ribbon Task Force, authored by the Canadian Trucking Alliance, supports the need for a mandatory, industry wide minimum standard for truck driver training to even out the discrepancies in skill level among licensed graduates. Numbers notwithstanding, the Blue Ribbon Task Force identifies four general reasons for the driver shortage. Among them is what’s described as a demographic Tsunami in which the average age of a trucker is 4.2 years older than in the Canadian workforce. In addition, drivers are aging more rapidly than the average worker, and tens of thousands are approaching retirement. Driver compensation is another contentious issue. Wages are comparable to the national average, but truckers work more hours for the same pay, and traditional piece work, still common
in the industry, forces drivers to absorb the cost of inefficiencies imposed by others. The Task Force recommends that drivers receive competitive compensation packages, are able to predict with more certainty their weekly pay, and they receive remuneration for all performed tasks as well as out-ofpocket expenses. There are 67 truck driving schools in Ontario. Students who enroll in schools registered with the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) are eligible for government funding and are insured under the school’s insurance policy. Non registered colleges typically provide training under 40 hours and at a cost of under $1,000.00, and Lagrois says non registered schools may or may not have insurance coverage. To counter employer reticence about hiring drivers who fall short of industry expectations, Lagrois suggests that prospects get proactive by approaching the top 100 fleets to identify what they, as prospective employers, expect from start-ups. Foreknowledge of industry expectations can also help guide prospective drivers into the appropriate training path that will enhance their employment opportunities after graduation. Indeed, being proactive is an advisable course of action in all sectors of the industry. Al Thompson is professor and program coordinator at Centennial College’s School of Transportation. His advice to his students enrolled in the technician program is to acquaint themselves with potential employers and those in a position to hire. “Of a group of 60 technician students, how many approach companies to ask for a job? Probably
none,” he says, reflecting on the lack of interface between employers, learning centers and their students. Yet the lack of communication between these vital industry links goes both ways. Companies, for example, genuinely express interest in visiting the trade schools but business pressures and lack of time override their intentions to get into the schools and introduce their firms to students. Furthermore, the proliferation of security infrastructure on and around company facilities can have an intimidating effect. “Yards surrounded by wire fencing, cameras, and other protection devices from an industry perspective may not be what the company consciously wants to project. But it does leave an impression on a student who may be afraid of embarrassing himself by asking for a job.” Thompson explained that the lack of interaction among industry members, however unintended, is due in large part to the changing nature of the industry. Gone are the days when a young person would get exposure by helping Dad fix a car in the driveway or find work at a local gas station where the local mechanic introduced his young apprentice to basic mechanical repairs. Young people today have little exposure to the industry, so that those who do pursue a technician or even driver career path usually have a friend or relative who exposes them to the myriad opportunities. Even then, “young people today do not have the opportunity to gain basic skills and the field is foreign to them,” Thompson advised. Thompson’s insights apply equally to the lack of sufficient training for drivers. In previous times newly minted drivers
would work their way up through a progressive professional path, first by driving straight truck single axle vehicles and graduate to driving big rigs. Today the expectation is that novice drivers will get behind the wheel of a tractor trailer, in some cases still lacking the skill level to properly manage all aspects of its operation. Despite challenges, technicians have an easier time of finding gainful employment after graduation. “Today, there is an abundance of quality training opportunities available for technicians. When you’re employed in a shop situation, assistance and guidance is usually very close by. The employer’s ability to mentor any employee is a big factor in keeping a stable workforce. People want to believe in a secure future,” Thompson said. Technicians also benefit from a highly structured learning trajectory. Three levels of schooling are required in an apprentice program in which students are assigned employers who provide guidance in growing their skills. A three-way agreement is signed between the individual, the provincial ministry, and the employer in which practical work experience is provided by the employer and the in-school portion of the program delivered by professors at Centennial and other certified colleges. The course typically takes five years to complete, after which the passing of a provincial exam is
necessary for full accreditation. As with most things in the trucking industry, there have been revisions to technician learning benchmarks. Previously, learners had to fulfill a certain number of hours to meet the required standards. Today, learning is based on a book of 92 competencies or learning tasks, each of which must be satisfactorily performed and graded before moving on to the next task. Whether addressing the shortage of drivers or qualified technicians, experts call for a paradigm shift in addressing industry problems. And that shift demands more fluid communication channels between employers (current and prospective), employees, regulatory agencies, and learning centers. Expecting government to break down the siloing of industry sectors is unrealistic. It’s a challenge left largely to the private sector, but one which Al Thompson believes is well worth the effort. There are myriad opportunities for both drivers and technicians to aspire toward, replete with well paying and exciting positions. “I started out as a technician and ended up in my last job flying around the country taking care of problems. If people think they are going to be pigeonholed in a greasy shop, they are mistaken. This industry generates a lot of great people and great opportunities,” he concluded.
Theme: Labour Shortage
HR Changes Needed to Solve Driver Shortage
erhaps the trucking industry’s longstanding R&R system – recruitment and retention – needs another R: Revolution. As the truck driver shortage becomes a bigger and bigger problem by the day – with one projection estimating the US trucking industry will be short a million drivers just 10 years hence (plus over 35,000 in Canada) – many are beginning to wonder if current driver recruiting, hiring, and retention processes need to be completely overhauled, if not disposed of entirely, reports Fleet Owner in a recent feature. “We’ve been dealing with this driver shortage problem since the 1980s and the industry really hasn’t stepped forward with what I would call a ‘holistic’ solution,” explained Duff Swain, President of consulting firm Trincon Group, during a webinar designed to lay out new solutions for the driver shortage. “The industry has only selectively looked at the issue, often focusing on the idea ‘de jour’ to address it,” he said. Throwing money at the problem, using it as a carrot to lure drivers from one company or another hasn’t slowed down
the shortage,’ he added. Driver turnover still hovers around 100% and the shortage grows. “We need to look more comprehensively at the problem, in particular the role individual carriers play in improving the image and reality of truck driving as a long term career,” Swain stressed. Fleet Owner explained how Trincon highlighted four major points that need to be addressed by fleets, regardless of size, in order to truly craft a long-term fix for the driver shortage: Solve turnover first: Adopting “onboarding” strategies to build better relations with driver candidates on the front end of the recruiting and orientation process. Have something to sell: Developing a career path for drivers in terms of measurable pay increases, ongoing training, the ability to shift into different job functions within a trucking company, and of course healthcare benefits, retirement plans, vacation and home time not only bring drivers through the door but help keep them long term. Keep the pipeline full: High school students, immigrants, displaced workers, military veterans: the
industry needs to extend its outreach beyond the existing driver pool.” Relationship with driving schools a must: More than anything, carriers must form close relationships with accredited driver training schools as well as find ways to help driver candidates pay for training. “Carriers need to be able to influence the curriculum, especially the ‘driver finishing’ part of the program, because insurance providers look closely at that in determining risk exposure.” Overlaying those points, however, is the need for the industry to recognize that pay is not the critical linchpin of the driver shortage issue, states Fleet Owner. “Is compensation an issue? Of course it is. But once you establish competitive pay, it is how the driver gets treated that determines whether they stay or leave,” Swain stressed. “Pure and simple, we’ve been trying various methods of pay and bonuses year after year in this industry with little change in driver shortage and turnover rates to show for it.” Still, there is no “silver bullet” for the increasingly challenging aspects of the truck driver shortage.
John Larkin, Managing Director and Head of Transportation Capital Markets Research for Wall Street firm Stifel, Nicolaus & Co., noted in a research brief, that “linking compensation to performance has proven
to be effective in improving operational performance.” Bonuses incentivizing fuel efficiency, productivity, on-time performance, and safety all help drivers focus on these areas, he explained. “The personal-
ized treatment of each individual driver, wellmaintained equipment, and alignment with driver friendly customers can help maintain a positive outlook and ultimately improved performance.”
Ontario Trucking Association
Driver Shortage Holding Back Fleet Growth
new survey conducted by CK Commercial Vehicle Research (CKCVR), revealed that the driver shortage is prevalent concern among fleet operators, which will impact future new vehicle purchases. According to the Q2 2 0 1 4 Fl eet Senti me n t report by CKCVR, most fleets reported that their
struggle to recruit and retain drivers is affecting their ability to grow and add equipment. A majority (55%) indicated driver availability is the factor that most impacted their equipment purchases - outside of normal business conditions and freight demand. Hours of Service, along with other pending regulations, is also having an
effect on driver supply. The survey also found that just 2 percent of the planned power units to be ordered were designated for added capacity. Other results from the survey reflect a tight capacity situation with high utilization, virtually no trucks parked for lack of work, and an overall positive view of business conditions.
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Keeping Your Vehicles Clean
Most Important Elements of Truck Washing
By Jack Jackson
hat are the most important elements regarding vehicle washing, company image, driver satisfaction, extended equipment life and environmental impact? All this can be accomplished by having a consistent wash, yet it is still generally ignored by most companies. In today’s world of environmental concerns, the trucking industry has given serious thought to
the environmental impact and has found ways to be efficient in tires, engines, fuel consumption, aerodynamics, etc. Building on this record, why not an analysis of washing methods as well? T h er e i s tec h n o l o g y available to meet any washing requirements, whether they are budget or environmentally based. Generally, the most popular automatic machinery to wash vehicles is the automated drive-through, rollover and walk-around units. These systems enable a truck to be washed and rinsed in 2 to 5 minutes. Also available are water reclamation and recycle systems to offset environmental concerns and save on water costs. However, there are many operators still using the manual pressure washer and hand brush scrub system, taking up to 30 minutes or more to wash and
rinse. Reliable labor, time, and wash consistencies are the major frustrations utilizing a manual hand wash system. Washing inside your building usually means you are tapped into your municipal water sewage system, thus the grey water is being sent to the local treatment facility. This does help the environment but there may be big costs to pay: Fees to the municipality to clean this water, Costs to your company or building to pay for the water supply (possibly on a meter), and Possible costs for sewage discharge. (Some areas meter water in and out, often charging twice the amount for water discharge.) Today’s technology allows for water treatment systems at your wash bay. There are many systems available that capture your
water, clean it and re-use for washing. This allows for zero discharge, thus saving money and minimizing impact on the environment. The use and cost of water can be a major hidden cost. Do the analysis and find a major saving, especially when you look at your cost per gallon of water. For most of us, the municipality supplies our water through pipes to our facility. Examine the water bill and determine a cost per gallon of water. This is not easy, but necessary to determine your cost per vehicle of washing. After determining the cost of water, capture the cost of labor, chemicals and supplies. Overall, truck washing has much more of an impact than most operators take time to consider. Clean vehicles have a major effect on company image, driver satisfaction, the
environment and the bottom line of every company, city and municipality. Jack Jackson is President of Awash Systems Corp. “We solve vehicle wash-
ing issues where no one else can.” Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 800.265.7405. Visit our website www.awashsystems.com.
Government of New Brunswick
Traffic Advisory for Clair-Fort Kent International Bridge
lair / Fort Kent, New Brunswick – There will be restrictions on vehicle traffic on the Clair/Fort Kent International Bridge this summer due to construction activities at the Canadian and United States borders. From May 27 to June 23, no commercial or personal vehicles lar-
ger than a small delivery truck (6.71 meters long or 2.74 meters wide) will be permitted on the bridge. From June 25 to July 30, some commercial vehicles such as a straight truck, bus, or recreational vehicle (less than 14.94 meters long) will be allowed to enter Canada using the bridge. However, no commercial or
personal vehicles larger than a small delivery truck will be allowed to leave Canada using the bridge. The travelling public should also expect delays at both the Canadian and American borders at Clair/Fort Kent on August 15. These delays will be due to increased traffic related
to a one-day closure of the Edmundston-Madawas-
ka International Bridge and the gathering of the
World Acadian Congress in Edmundston.
Canada Border Services Agency
Fosterville Port of Entry Extends Hours for the 2014 Summer Season
he Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) is pleased to announce that the Fosterville port of entry
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extended its operational hours for the summer season. Fosterville is located in western York Coun-
ty, New Brunswick, on Route 122 next to the community of Orient, Maine. CBSA officers have prepared for an-
other summer season. Last year alone, the Fosterville port of entry processed over 15,000 travellers.
Quick Facts Summer season hours of operation are from May 15 to November 30. The hours of operation
during the summer season are Monday to Sunday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m. (Atlantic Daylight Time).
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Stretching Your Miles
FITZY – Make Miles While the Sun Shines By Peter Fitzgerald
riving for as many years as I have, I’ve come to accommodate and flow with the seasons and cycles of freight movement. Though I’ve mostly been in flat deck I have put my time in with dry vans and reefers. Probably the most cyclical industry sector is decks (at least in my opinion). Some of the busiest times for decks are usually
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spring and summer, and that’s ok with me. When I have to deal with over size/dimensional cargo, I’d much rather work in high volumes of daylight than jump from truck stop to truck stop during the winter solstice. Running the winter solstice means added pressure and demand for organization like never before. Every daylight minute must be times of travel, specifically 96 km/h. All
the other time of darkness can be consumed by distractions (even holding your water till darkness is normal), but daylight means moving! Efficiency of daylight hours is critical to survival. In the summer however, daylight is hardly the issue to focus on since it’s so plentiful. Load/unload schedules, navigating construction and maximizing logbook hours overtakes the sensitivity to
daylight hours (washroom breaks are now structured into logbook time, not sunshine). It’s an awkward shift that sometimes surprises an operator if they aren’t paying close attention. The effect on cash flow can also be seen year over year. Miles increase and revenues climb just as graduation traffic approaches. The cycle feels different every year, yet the same. Success as an operator (or any business for that matter) requires that owners adjust their lifestyle to accommodate the demands of their business. It would hardly seem logical for a farmer to take their two week holiday in mid-September. It would also hardly seem reasonable for an over dimensional operator to take their holiday while the sun shines. For me and my freight demands,
it makes sense to fly south when the ground is as solid as a rock. That’s not to say all deckers should fly south with the geese. There are some freight lanes, loops and contracts that pay the highest in the deepest caverns of winter. If you’re one of those, then going fishing during a time when deep woods off is a necessity is the most reasonable. What I’m saying is … know your industry sector, know when your high time demand is, and count your days off in the time when demand is the least. Know when the sun shines on your business and when it does not. This will not be the same for every operator, even at the same company. Get to know your dispatcher, get to know the company cycles, and try to coordinate your holiday time accordingly. But more importantly, work while
the sun shines. If now is your time of harvest, don’t stop till you have to. Being self-employed usually doesn’t provide the luxury of choosing your time of rest and relaxation. The old farmer’s proverb, make hay while the sun shines, also applies to trucking. So make miles while the sun shines. Peter Fitzgerald lives in Steinbach, Manitoba, an Owner Operator hauling specialty flat deck. He contributes on behalf of Making Your Miles Count productions. You can view his articles and other free visual and POD cast resources at thrconsulting. ca. Peter’s e-mail address is email@example.com. THR Consulting Group Inc. is an accounting and consulting firm specializing in Lease/Owner Operators. You can further research related topics at thrconsulting.blogspot.com or call 877.987.9787.
Employee Engagement Has a Direct Impact on Business Productivity By George Fullerton
a r l i e r t h i s y e a r, Eddie LeMoine launched into his seminar, a Journey to Engagement, at the Trucking Human Resource Sector Council – Atlantic in Truro, Nova Scotia, by quoting some common statistics about the value of engagement in the work place. LeMoine regards an engaged employee as a person who is happy with their job and motivated to carry out their assigned tasks with enthusiasm and a dedication to quality. Employee engagement has a direct impact on business productivity, he contends. Statistics suggest that about 27% of the workforce is considered actively engaged in their job. These people love their job, and they love doing it well. Statistically, this engaged group achieves 60% of overall business productivity. The actively engaged are best employees and are unlikely to leave their place of employment. About 59% of the average workforce in a business is considered ‘not engaged’. This portion shows up, gets paid, but does not enjoy what they are doing. Regardless, the ‘not engaged’ are also good workers and they also reach 60% productivity in business. To get the math to work, LeMoine quotes that 14% of the average workforce is ‘actively not engaged’. This portion of the workforce is dissatisfied and actually destructive, contributing a negative 20% deficit to business productivity. LeMoine explained that the statistics apply to Canadian industries in general, and he holds that the trucking industry can achieve greater productivity and improve employee retention by giving greater
attention to employee engagement. “The 59% ‘not engaged’ are generally wonderful and good people, but business is not getting full potential from them. Research has determined that about half of this group are actively looking for a new place of employment,” said LeMoine. LeMoine added that the most recent research suggests this portion of the workforce looking for new employment has grown to 80% in recent years. They are not engaged and not satisfied with their job and are ready for new opportunities. In Atlantic Canada, with diminished labour opportunities, workers are more apt to remain in an unfulfilling job because of the shortage of alternatives. Yet as soon as better prospects come along they quickly move on. The best productivity resource for trucking companies is to motivate their ‘not engaged’ workers. These workers started work, wanted to be engaged and initially enjoyed their employment, but in many cases later found themselves disappointed by not doing the type of work they originally expected. Motivation is not a onesize-fits all concept, LeMoine cautions. Males and females have different motivating triggers, and similarly, people of different cultural backgrounds may have different motivating influences. It is commonly understood that people born in different time periods are influenced by commonly held values they absorbed while growing up. Understanding these generational values, as well as gender and culture, is an important step to understanding how people from different generations are motivated. The Boomer generation,
people born between 1946 through to the mid 1960’s, are generally motivated by self centered gratification – the so called ‘me’ generation. Motivated by financial well-being they start work early and willingly put in extra hours and demonstrate their commitment to productivity. Generation X counts people born between mid1960’s and mid 1980’s. They are typically described as skeptical and are unimpressed by the way their predecessor boomers operated. As a group Gen Xers are greener. They focus on their family first and on work second. Gen Xers are motivated by pleasure, not fear. They are concerned about overall work productivity, though are less inclined to see the need to put in extra-long hours at work. Gen Xers are loyal to people rather than companies or brands. They understand and use social media productively. Generation Y includes people born mid 1980’s to the middle of first decade of the new millennium. Gen Yers are the coddled generation. They get along with people and are tech savvy. They are motivated by pleasure – if they don’t like the job they don’t stay. They simply move on to another place of work. Boomer managers need to understand what motivates each generation and build on their unique strengths. “Managers have to figure out what their employees like to do so as to turn them into engaged employees”, suggests LeMoine. He encourages assigning tasks to those likely to be the most enthusiastic to the particular job at hand. “Build on their strengths, figure out what they want to do, give them that job and they become an engaged employee”, LeMoine says.
Eddie LeMoine is one of Canada’s most sought-after experts on changing demographics, attraction and retention, diversity and performance development. When people are working at tasks they enjoy they are more productive and do their job well. Managers often will observe an employee doing a certain task well and assume they enjoy doing it. LeMoine contends this is not always the case. The employee may actually dislike a certain job but does it well out of sense of duty or commitment to professionalism, but ultimately is dissatisfied. In order to move employees to full engagement and increase productivity, managers have to take the time and make a concerted effort to ask employees what they like doing in the business. “Managers need to get to really know employees, and to speak with them, though not all supervisors
possess that ability,” LeMoine said, suggesting the Boomer-generation supervisors, especially, may have climbed the corporate ladder through skill sets other than personal communication. LeMoine suggests managers can initiate engagement by asking employees questions such as: ‘What are you excited about in life? What are you excited about in your job? What job or tasks do you think you would like to be doing?’ Listening and hearing effectively is as important as asking. Managers have to listen effectively. If communication lags, the employee may come away from the whole process discouraged, thinking their contribution was not appreciated.
While it’s impossible to have a job where employees always do what they want, LeMoine suggests that managers can at least ensure that the employee gets to do what they enjoy doing at least some of the time. A driver, for example, could get a preferred route or a favourite truck periodically, or be granted extended home time. Eddie LeMoine is one of Canada’s most soughtafter experts on changing demographics, attraction and retention, diversity and performance development. A bestselling author and international keynote speaker, he specializes in leadership, employee engagement and the psychology of success. Find Eddie at http://eddielemoine.com.
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New Kenworths at TMTA Meeting By Marek Krasuski
n May 15th the Sudbury Chapter of the Transportation Maintenance and Technology Association (TMTA) held its monthly meeting outside its regular venue at the Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel. Instead, the event was generously sponsored by the Sudbury Kenworth dealership located at 199 Mumford Road. The line up of events included a selection of Kenworth’s latest generation cab offerings. Kenworth’s new T680, its most fuel efficient model, offers up to 5 percent fuel economy improvement and comes with extra aerodynamic treatments. The T680 is equipped with the PACCAR MX-13 engine and 10-speed automated transmission. It is also roomier thanks to a bigger, wider cab and has extra headroom. Kenworth officials also introduced to a full house of TMTA members in attendance the T880 model, a rugged truck for demanding applications.
The T880 is also equipped with the PACCAR MX-13 engine and is rated up to 500 hp and 1,850 lb-ft of torque. The company says this new vocational truck includes an air assisted hydraulic clutch, reflector headlamps, and a comfortable cab with 23 inches between the seats. Kenworth’s Gary Crudge later informed participants about the importance of maintenance on engines and after treatment equipment. Crudge drew attention to the importance of emission controls despite the additional maintenance required for newer builds. “Due to emission controls we have cleaned up the air, and that is a good thing. It takes 35 2010 trucks to put out the same amount of emissions as just one truck in 1990,” he said of the significant strides made in environmental improvement. Still, the cost of maintaining newer engines and the cost of fuel has increased significantly. Crudge urged participants to read their
operator manuals and to follow guidelines in order to save money down the road from premature break downs due to lack of maintenance. Crudge also said the company has introduced a new after treatment 5 year, 800,000 kilometer warranty. He advised operators to consult with service managers about maintenance, the replacement of sensors, and related issues. TMTA Vice President, Mike Hamel, was on hand to deliver his monthly safety tips talk. Hamel informed audience members that a fully loaded ore truck weighs 31 times more than the average family sedan. The comparison illustrated the additional time and distance required for stopping these big rigs, and that private drivers should be made aware of these facts. Indeed, the talk was as much for the benefit of private drivers as professional carriers. Private drivers should be aware of avoiding the so called ‘no zones.’ Driving next to the
TransCore Link Logistics
TransCore Launches its Scholarship Program
oronto, Ontario – TransCore Link Logistics is pleased to announce the creation of its new scholarship program, LinkScholar. Dependents of TransCore clients are eligible to apply for one $2,500 scholarship based on academic excellence and one $2,500 scholarship based on demonstration of attributes of a model student. The LinkScholar Program aims to help students reach their potential by providing financial assistance towards their tuition. “I see this program as an opportunity to give back to the communities in which we live and work.
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More importantly, it’s one more way we can give back to our customers,” says Claudia Milicevic, Senior Director and General Manager of TransCore Link Logistics. Open to TransCore Link Logistics’ customers who subscribe to its services, any employee in a member organization is eligible to have their child or grandchild apply for the scholarship, which includes but is not limited to company drivers, dispatchers and office coordinators. This is the inaugural year for the annual program and applications are currently being accepted for these scholarship awards.
Deadline to apply is June 30, 2014. LinkScholar will aid the next generation of leaders in any study discipline they choose, and is not limited to transportation coursew o r k . T h e P r o g r a m ’s scholarships are available for many kinds of Canadian post-secondary education, such as vocational and trade schools, community colleges and universities. For more information or to download application forms, please visit www.transcore.ca/ linkscholar.aspx. If you have any questions, please call 800.263.6149 ext. 1115 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
right front steer tire, for example, puts vehicles in the truck driver’s blind spot and can lead to accidents as trucks, forgetting the car’s whereabouts, may move into the right lane. When driving behind a truck, drivers should be able to see both mirrors on the side of the cab ahead; if not this is a clear indication the passenger vehicle is following too close. Similarly, when driving in front of trucks, vehicles should always indicate their intention to change lanes as commercial vehicles require longer stopping distances and can ill afford to be suddenly cut off from careless vehicles. Truckers, too, need to clearly indicate their intentions by, for example, waiting to complete a turn before turning off signal lights. Courtesy, especially for professional drivers, should be the order of the day, Hamel concluded.
TMTA May meeting was generously sponsored by the Sudbury Kenworth dealership located at 199 Mumford Road. The Sudbury TMTA is a group of fleet maintenance professionals actively running light, medium, and heavy fleets in the province of Ontario and operating across Canada and the U.S. It holds monthly meetings on the second Thursday of each month from September to June at the award
winning Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel. Sponsors are encouraged to support the monthly dinner meetings. These are unique opportunities to engage in one place with transportation fleet maintenance and distributors from Sudbury, Timmins, North Bay and Manitoulin Island.
Transport Minister in Chicago
he Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, was in Chicago where she marked the 20th anniversary of the North A m e r i c a n F r e e Tr a d e Agreement (NAFTA), and addressed the Council of Great Lakes Governors regarding the importance of building the new Detroit River International Crossing (New International Trade Crossing) in order to spur ongoing economic growth in Canada and the United States. In her address to the NAFTANEXT summit, the Minister noted the benefits brought by the trade agreement and discussed the Government of Canada’s economic record, including its robust trade agenda. She highlighted investments in Canada’s AsiaPacific Gateway, as well as measures to improve rail safety, noting that these actions contribute to the safe and secure movement of goods across all of North America, helping to increase trade, grow the economy and create jobs. While meeting with the Council of Great Lakes Governors, Minister Raitt emphasized the importance of bilateral cooperation on border infrastructure projects such as the crossing between Windsor and Detroit. The new bridge will ensure there is sufficient border crossing capacity to handle projected growth in cross-
border trade and traffic in the Windsor-Detroit trade corridor. It will provide a much-needed crossing alternative at the busiest commercial border crossing between Canada and the U.S., create thousands of construction jobs and long-term employment opportunities on both sides of the border, and support national security and public safety priorities in Canada and the U.S. The Government of Canada has pledged to pay for almost all of the new bridge project, including property acquisition on the U.S. side. However, Canada continues to await a decision by the U.S. government to pay for its new customs plaza in Detroit. The U.S. inspection plaza represents a relatively modest investment - just $250 million of the overall $4.4-billion project. NAFTANEXT is a gathering of industry and government leaders to discuss the challenges and opportunities created by increased trade in North America. This summit is exploring how transportation, energy and environmental infrastructure will work in North America. 2014 marks the 20th anniversary of NAFTA, which has had an overwhelmingly positive effect on the Canadian economy. It has opened up new export opportunities, acted as a stimulus to build internationally competitive businesses, and helped
attract significant foreign investment. Under NAFTA, CanadaUS trade has grown to a value of about $2 billion per day (2012 figures) and Mexico has become Canada’s third-largest trading partner. Detroit River International Crossing About 30 per cent of total U.S.-Canada trade, more than $100 billion worth crosses the Windsor-Detroit international trade corridor each year. Canada is the top export destination for 34 states including each member state of the Council of Great Lakes States: Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. Over 8 million American and over 2 million Canadian jobs depend on trade and investment between Canada and the United States. The Minister said “The N A F TA N E X T e v e n t i s a good opportunity to discuss how we can advance our mutual goal of increasing trade, both on this continent and with markets around the globe.” “The ongoing collaboration of Canada and the United States on projects such as the Detroit–Windsor crossing can help to make North America the most competitive and dynamic region in the world.”
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Cross Border Services
New Illegal Drugs Hitting our Streets
By Dawn Truell
efine Bath Salts: a designer drug chemically concocted containing substituted cathinones causing effects similar to amphetamine and cocaine; sold under the semblance of bathing products due to their white crystals resembling Epsom salts. Packaging often states “not for human consumption” in order to avoid legal misconduct if someone should die. Bath Salts are a synthetic compound of a chemical that is found in the plant Khat, one that this reporter wrote about last year. Khat originates in Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya and is now being shipped into Canada. On the street the drug is known by various names: MDPV – methylenedioxypyrovalerone, methylone, mephedrone, ivory wave, vanilla sky, monkey dust, and hurricane Charley. This drug, bath salts, is being ingested via snorting, smoking, eating or injection. Similar to amphetamines, bath salts use causes symptoms on the central nerv-
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ous system that are absolutely horrific; increased risk of heart attack due to the high intensity of increased stimulation, kidney failure, liver failure, hallucinations, paranoia, violent behavior, increased tolerance for pain and can even lead to suicide. Health Canada reported that MDPV use has been connected with severe panic attacks, anxiety, hallucinations and psychosis. In a report written by an actual user from Nova Scotia, the experience “felt like I wanted to kill me or kill somebody else. Horrible feeling of sketchiness, constantly looking over your shoulder or peeking out around your curtains or windows, hiding under the blankets.” Do you remember a case in the news in May 2012 about a murder in Miami when a 31-yearold man, Rudy Eugene, was found viciously gnawing at 65-year-old Ronald Poppo’s face in the day light on a busy highway? When the police officer arrived on scene and demanded that Rudy Eugene stop, the 31 year old ‘growled’ back at him like an animal. Finally the police officer had to shoot Rudy to stop him. It took 4 shots to kill him. The 65-year-old victim lost 75% of his face to this vicious attack leaving him unrecognizable. Rudy Eugene, the man doing the chewing was high on Bath Salts. At Aberdeen Hospital in Nova Scotia, Dr. Heidi-
Marie Farinholt reported that this chemical concoction is one of the most addictive drugs out there currently. “It is extremely dangerous. So you take cocaine and multiply it by a factor of 10 and you have this,” she said. Unfortunately it’s very difficult to catch distributors of this product because being a synthetic drug, MDPV is not detectible by drug-sniffing dogs. It’s also difficult to detect the presence of this drug in a person’s body as it’s undetectable in routine blood and urine tests. Marijuana – Cannabis, we all know about this drug, which is grown right here locally, most often inhaled and used as a psychoactive drug and as medicine in critically ill patients. It contains THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol, and exhibits physiological side effects such as feelings of euphoria, relaxation, heightened mood and appetence. Now there is a New Marijuana that has hit the streets, it’s not from a plant; this one is being synthetically produced in Asia, most often China. This synthetic marijuana creates a “high” that is supposed to mimic the natural cannabis plant. Unfortunately there are far too many adverse, potentially life threatening side effects to this synthetically produced marijuana. It does not contain THC, alternatively unknown chemicals. The street name
changes constantly: K2, Spice, Spice Gold, Herbal Incense and MT-45. Where are people purchasing such a product? Well, because it’s not the standard run of the plant world mill, it’s being sold at convenience stores, hemp stores, smoke shops and is most often being purchased online! That’s correct, there are numerous websites now that are selling these products and they are extremely easy to purchase. These websites have been under investigation for the past year by drug enforcement teams such as ICE – Immigrations and Customs Enforcement – in an attempt to figure out how to control illegal drug sales. These websites are owned and operated by Chinese businesses. The street names are not mentioned in the “Controlled Substances Act” and therefore can be currently sold anywhere. As the DEA and RCMP
“Bath Salts” are a synthetic compound of a chemical that is found in the plant Khat catch wind of these new synthetic marijuana names they are working on laws that will encompass all possible forms of this dangerous street drug. These drugs from China are positively linked to numerous deaths in North America. The DEA compares taking this synthetic marijuana to playing Russian roulette. While our government is working diligently to track down and stop these illegal drugs from coming
into Canada, unfortunately due to the synthetic compounds utilized, it’s virtually impossible. For information regarding anti-smuggling, anti-human trafficking and antiterrorism initiatives such as PIP, FAST, C-TPAT, CSA please contact Dawn Truell of Cross Border Services at 905.973.9136, email email@example.com, visit www.c-tpat-certified. com, www.crossborderservices.org.
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
White House & US DOT Honor Daphne Izer as a “Champion of Change” for Truck Safety Work
n May 13, the White House and the U.S. Department of Transportation honored Daphne Izer as a 2014 Transportation Champion of Change. Her recognition has been a long time coming. Twenty years ago, Mrs. Izer started Parents Against Tired Truckers when her son and three other teenagers were killed by an overly-tired trucker who was driving beyond the allowed hours-of-service limits and fell asleep at the wheel. Surviving grief and anger over the death of her son and his friends, Daphne has channeled her family’s tragedy into action by dedicating herself to protecting others from becoming casualties of fatigued truck drivers and promoting the use of technology to bring
greater accountability with federal drive time limits. She has fought to make sure that truck drivers today are getting more of the rest they need for their own health and for the safety of those who share the road with them. Her work to create a national standard for the use of Electronic Logging Devices is a tribute to her son, Jeff, and the thousands of others who have been killed in truck crashes. Daphne’s efforts to improve highway safety have created an awareness of truck driver fatigue and enabled FMCSA to gain support for our Electronic Logging Devices proposal. I’m proud to say that in March, FMCSA announced our proposal to require motor carriers to use Electronic Logging Devices to improve the quality of
logbook data and compliance with hours of service safety rules. The uniform use of Electronic Logging Devices is an important step for saving lives and preventing serious injuries. This passion for safety also calls to mind the importance of the hours of service regulations that are in place today. Less than one year ago, new Hours-of-Service regulations went to effect to ensure drivers have the adequate rest they need to safely operate an 80,000 lb. commercial vehicle and share the road with other motorists, like Daphne’s son. The current Hours-of-Service rule includes common sense, data-driven changes to reduce truck driver fatigue and improve safety by reducing the maximum average work week for
truckers to 70 hours from 82 hours and requiring a 30-minute break during the first eight hours of their shift. Most importantly, analysis shows that these changes will save 19 lives and prevent approximately 1,400 crashes and 560 injuries each year. Seems reasonable? Well, it may be surprising to learn that there’s an effort underway in Congress to roll-back these important life-saving changes, which safety advocates like Daphne know are critical to improving highway safety. It is also worth emphasizing that no other mode of transportation allows safety-sensitive employees, like pilots and train conductors, to work such grueling schedules. As Daphne said at the White House, “We cannot roll-back the Hours-of-
Secretary Anthony Foxx honors Daphne Izer as a “Champion of Change” at the White House on May 13, 2014. Service rule and cause more deaths and injuries when saving lives should be first and foremost.” She is right - it’s all about saving lives. Her perseverance has hon-
ored the memory of her son, made roads safer and saved lives. We are proud to recognize Daphne Izer as a true Champion of Change.
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The Importance of Disclosure
By Mark Reynolds
hen you have been charged it is important that you do not declare yourself guilty prior to you or your representative seeing the disclosure. Disclosure is the evidence that the prosecution will be using in court in an attempt to convict you of your particular charge. In most cases involving traffic offences or commercial vehicle offences, the disclosure will consist of a copy of the charging officer’s notes. The officer needs to take note of the
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particulars of the offence, time, date, location etc. The officer also needs to make note of information that will be required as testimony in order to obtain a conviction. This is standard procedure. This does not necessarily mean that the officer has noted sufficient information to obtain a conviction. For example, in the case of a speeding ticket, the officer needs to note the procedure followed in order to prove that the radar device he or she was using at the time of the offence was functioning properly. Even if you are certain that you were in fact speeding, that does not necessarily mean that the officer made proper notes regarding the offence. It’s not enough for an officer to simply determine if you have committed the offence. The prosecution is required to prove this beyond a reasonable doubt. This
means more than the officer simply testifying that you were speeding, or you were over your hours on your log book, or your tire was improper. The majority of offences carry either demerit points, or CVOR points or both. Too many points or convictions can result in increased insurance premiums, which will always cost considerably more than the fine you are facing with a conviction. Simply paying the fine that is associated with a charge can cause more problems than you may have ever anticipated. Truck drivers for example can find themselves not only paying higher insurance premiums but could find themselves looking for work in another field, if they end up with too many convictions that either resulted in too many demerit points or caused too many CVOR points
to be assigned to their employer’s CVOR record. The employer’s insurance carrier can simply tell the employer that they are no longer insuring that particular driver. That being said, any paralegal or lawyer that does not request the officer’s disclosure when contesting a charge is not doing their job. If you have someone contesting a charge for you, don’t be shy about asking if disclosure has been requested,
and if the disclosure is sufficient. Even in a case where you may know you are guilty of the offence, the officer may have insufficient evidence to obtain a conviction. In fact I have seen cases where the officer did not make any notes regarding the incident at all. It could be that after writing someone a ticket the officer could have been called away on some emergency and did not have a chance to make notes regarding
the offence. That may be something of a long shot but it happens. The important thing to remember is not to be too hasty in deciding your case is a lost cause. The disclosure may very well show otherwise. Mark Reynolds is a former MTO officer, provincial trainer, and enforcement coordinator, and can be reached at 416.221.6888 or email MarkReynolds@OTTLegal. com.
Newcom Business Media
Truck World 2014 “Surpassed All Expectations”
oronto, Ontario More than 16,000 truck-industry men and women visited Truck World 2014, making the three-day event one of the most successful trucking shows ever, organizers report. “In fact, there were 16,065 visitors,” said Joe Glionna, Director of the Show Division at Newcom
Business Media, which owns Truck World. “But if you add in all the exhibitors and their people, the total is 20,307.” (The attendance marks a five-percent increase over Truck World 2012.) “We’re very pleased to know the exhibitors and visitors went away happy.” Over 400 companies strutted their latest equip-
ment and services. The show floor was abuzz with positive feedback. Luc Plouffe, an exhibitor with liftgate manufacturer Dhollandia Canada Inc., put it this way. “This year’s show greatly surpassed all my expectations.” From Thursday morning’s sold-out Fleet Managers’ Breakfast featuring Hayley Wickenheiser to
the thousands of earlymorning arrivals on Saturday lined up to pick up a free hat, organizers say the show went well with few if any glitches. Popular Additions to This Year’s Truck World Included: The business centre, where exhibitors took customers to discuss transactions in private.
The inaugural meeting of an important new industry group called SWIFT; a.k.a., Supporting Women in Freight Transportation. “That meeting was very reassuring and that’s where we took the all-important first steps,” commented Angela Splinter, CEO of Trucking HR Canada and one of SWIFT’s founders. The recruitment pavilion, where 39 carriers met and welcomed potential drivers face to face. The 20-Under-40 networkin g e v e n t w h e r e many of the industry’s upand-comers from across the continent mingled and swapped ideas. Among them was Speedy Trans-
port’s Jared Martin: “It was a great opportunity to network with likeminded freight geeks that share the same passion for transportation and logistics. Though many of us compete, we were still able to discuss reciprocal business opportunities to fill deficit lanes.” In assessing the overall success of the show, Newcom’s Glionna said that he is buoyed by the knowledge that a thriving truck show is a reflection of a thriving industry. The next Newcom event is ExpoCam in Montreal, Quebec scheduled for April 16, 17, 18, 2015 at Montreal’s Place Bonaventure.
Hino Motors Canada, Ltd.
Hino Celebrates 40 Years in Canada
ississauga, Ontario - Hino Motors Canada, Ltd. is pleased to announce that 2014 marks the company’s 40th year in Canada. Originally based in Burnaby, British Columbia, the company imported and assembled the first Hino trucks to arrive in North America. Forty years later, it is a much different company. Eric Smith, Vice President of Sales commented, “From humble beginnings in 1974 to the prominent Canadian manufacturer of Class 4 - 7 trucks it is today, Hino is proud to celebrate its 40th year in Canada. Today the company is well entrenched within the Canadian marketplace with a coast-to-coast network of 47 dealers, a Canadian assembly plant in Woodstock, Ontario, and its head office and Parts Distribution Centre located in Mississauga, Ontario. The next
40 years for Hino promise to be very interesting and exciting.” Hino Canada is planning to celebrate its milestone later this year at a gala event involving customers, dealers, suppliers and special guests. At the event the company will showcase its new Mississauga head office, Parts Distribution Centre and National Training Centre. From its new and much larger office, Hino will be better positioned to implement its Total Support philosophy with the finest products, services and parts availability for Canadian customers. In addition to this being the 40th year for Hino trucks in Canada, 2014 also marks the 30th year of Hino Trucks in the United States. In Japan, Tokyo-based Hino Motors has a long history tracing all the way back to 1918. For more information, please visit us at www. hinocanada.com.
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Volvo Trucks Honoured Military Heroes with 2014 Ride for Freedom Truck
olvo’s New River Valley (NRV) assembly plant in Dublin, Virginia unveiled the design for its 2014 Ride for Freedom memor-
ial truck, which travelled in a motorcade of about 175 motorcycles from the plant to the U.S. capital during the Memorial Day weekend. Each year, NRV
employees and the UAW Local 2069 Veteran Committee develop custom graphics for its tribute truck. Volvo employees at the NRV plant have been
participating for more than two decades in the Run For The Wall motorcycle rally, which honours those who have been captured or lost their lives while serving in
EFS & Shell Canada Products
New Commercial Fleet Card Program
ashville, Tennessee - Electronic Funds Source LLC (EFS), a leader in innovative and customized payment solutions, in partnership with Shell Canada Products, is pleased to announce the joint launch of a new Canadian commercial fleet card program, the Shell Fleet NavigatorTM/mc commercial card. The Shell Fleet NavigatorTM/mc card will leverage the EFS
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payments platform and offer broader acceptance for Canadian fleets with more than 1,200 Shell branded retail locations across Canada, combined with over 800,000 Canadian MasterCard® acceptance locations, all on a single card powered by EFS’ payments platform. “MasterCard’s superior payment network will provide fleet customers with the quickest, easiest and safest way to
pay,” said Betty DeVita, President, MasterCard Canada. “Our leading acceptance footprint in Canada means convenience and consistency when it comes to fueling. We are thrilled to work with EFS to bring such an innovative product to Canadian fleets.” The Shell Fleet NavigatorTM/mc commercial card allows Canadian fleets to define their own fuel networks from any
Shell or non-Shell fuel station in Canada where MasterCard® is accepted. This allows fleets to better manage routes and gain efficiencies while also controlling fueling costs. The EFS payments platform provides Shell Canada fleet customers with dynamic prompting and reporting, along with unique and innovative controls when the card is used at participating Shell retail locations.
Volvo’s New River Valley assembly plant in Dublin, Virginia unveiled the design for its 2014 rolling memorial truck, which travelled in a motorcade from the plant to the U.S. capital during the Memorial Day weekend. America’s armed forces. This year’s memorial truck, a Volvo VNL 670, is adorned with graphics saluting all military service members. As in years past, a significant portion of the design pays tribute to prisoners of war and those missing in action. In designing the truck, the
veteran’s committee focused on creating a visual to provoke thought and reflection, educate the public and incorporate a healing aspect. For more information, please visit www.volvogroup.com or www.volvogroup.mobi if you are using your mobile phone.
Ontario Trucking Association
OTA Lauds Budget Measure to Close Loophole for Tax-Exempt Trucks
he Ontario Trucking Association is applauding a measure announced in the provincial budget that would close a longstanding loophole which exempted certain heavy trucks from having to be plated and subjected
to commercial vehicle registration fees, provincial fuel taxes and even 407ETR tolls. For years, certain heavy trucks involved in commercial operations - such as mobile cranes, vacuum trucks and concrete pumper trucks, among
others - were designated as so-called “road-building machines” under the Highway Traffic Act, sparing their owners from being charged the types of fees and taxes all other commercial truck operators are required to pay. “A truck is a truck is a
truck,” says OTA President, David Bradley. “It should not matter what commercial enterprise a truck is in. They are all road users and their owners should pay their fair share of the costs of building, maintaining and safety of the infrastructure.”
OTA estimates the revenue leakage to the province from this loophole to be around $50 million a year. “It’s not like we’re talking about construction vehicles which are clearly road-building machines,” says Bradley. “We’re talking about trucks, many of which are involved in a broad range of commercial activities deployed by profit-driven entities like any other commercial road user. “We commend the provincial government for having the courage to close the loophole,” he said. Finance Minister Charles Sousa also released further details on the government’s plan for transportation infrastructure funding, which was for the most part announced by Premier Kathleen Wynne and Transportation Minister Glen Murray two weeks ago. Bradley says the plan is consistent with many
of the association’s key policy positions and appears to strike a better balance between roads, highways and bridges and transit. “The dedication of at least a portion of the current fuel tax revenue to transportation and the establishment of two trust funds - one for transit in the GTHA and the other to meet the transportation needs, including for roads and bridges, in the rest of the province - is consistent with what we have been calling for,” he says. However, Bradley notes that budget bill will have to be passed for any of the measures to take effect. Update as of May 2, 2014 - The Ontario Liberals have announced an Election on June 12, after opposition parties announced they would not support the budget. OTA will update members of how the issue of unplated vehicles will be affected in the coming months.
Ontario Trucking Association
Transport Minister Takes Boat Tail Case to Provinces
ederal Transport Minister Lisa Raitt says she supports aerodynamic boat tail devices on heavy trucks and has informed the Canadian Trucking Alliance she will raise the issue with provincial transport ministry officials. Transport Canada recently amended the federal rear under-ride manufacturing standard which paves the way for the introduction in Canada of full length boat-tails environmentally-friendly, rear trailer aerodynamic devices which reduce drag and GHG emissions. With the ball now squarely in the court of the
provincial governments, who have jurisdiction over truck weights and dimensions standards, Raitt tells CTA the topic will be on the docket at the next meeting of the Council of Ministers Responsible for Transportation and Highway Safety this fall. CTA has been urging the provinces to respond as quickly as possible so the industry begins taking advantage of this technology nation-wide. The Ontario Trucking Association believes Ontario is close to adopting the boat tail standard and is working closely with the MTO to see it through.
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Tires & Wheels
Retread Tire Association
Why The Public Sector Fleet In Your Area Should Be Using Retreaded Tires
By Harvey Brodsky
lthough practically every major trucking fleet in Canada routinely uses retreaded tires as a safe way to save money and help the environment, many public sector fleets in Canadian cities, towns and provinces still resist using retreads on their commercial vehicles. Why? The answer is, “For no good reason.” By that we mean there is still a prejudice against retreads based on a misconception that retreads are not as safe as new tires. But in fact retreads pro-
duced in modern retread plants throughout Canada are every bit as safe as comparable new tires while being a lot more friendly for the environment and costing a lot less of taxpayers’ money in nearly every case. The prejudice is caused in large measure because of the tire debris (also known as road alligators) we all see on highways throughout Canada. The road alligators, also known as rubber on the road that we see on the sides of many highways – and sometimes even in the middle of the road – are responsible for people believing that they are caused by failed retreads. The reality, however, is that most rubber on the road we see is caused by tire abuse, whether the tire is new or a retread. Unfortunately, too many people (including truckers) are guilty of not maintaining proper tire air pressure on a regular basis. When that happens, the tire is being asked to
do what it was not designed to do. If a poorly maintained tire (overloaded, underinflated, mismatched to the other tire on a set of duals on a truck) doesn’t stop when a tire begins to have a problem, the tire is going to come apart and leave tire debris all over the highway. An example would be to bend a piece of wire repeatedly until it breaks. You have caused the break by fatiguing the wire at the break point until it comes apart. The same thing happens to the sidewall of a tire when it is driven underinflated. The steel in the sidewall is being stressed at a point where it was not designed to be stressed. If this happens long enough the tire will finally fail, throwing rubber debris all over the highway and it does not matter if the tire is new or a retread. If the vehicle doesn’t stop when the tire problem begins, the tire will come apart!
Suppose you are driving to work or to the mall in your car and you realize one of your tires is going flat. Without exception you will stop and change the tire. You may not like it, especially if it is snowing or raining and you are in a hurry, but there is no way you will continue driving your car or pick-up with a flat tire. Now suppose you are driving an eighteenwheeler tractor-trailer and you hear or feel a tire beginning to have a problem. Often, if there is enough road noise and the problem tire is far enough back on the trailer that you may not even know you have a tire problem until it’s too late. Unless it is a front steer tire on your eighteen wheeler (then you have no choice but to stop) you can generally continue to drive the vehicle until you get to a truck stop where the tire can be changed much easier than if you stop on the highway. After all, you have seventeen
other tires to keep you going. This is called “limping on in.” Let’s suppose the damaged tire is actually a brand new tire that was installed yesterday and had never been anywhere near a retread factory. It was either defective or it happened to pick up a nail which caused it to go flat. As you keep driving your eighteen-wheeler to the truck stop, the damaged tire will continue to lose air and overheat. If you drive long enough the tire will finally disintegrate and throw tire debris all over the highway. Now remember, we said the tire that came apart was a new tire that had never been near a retread factory. But you can bet that the person in the car behind your truck will say, “Look at that! Another retread! There ought to be a law against those things! So here we have it. The retread industry takes the blame for all the rubber on the road, although a large percentage of the “ugly
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road alligators” comes from new tires that have never been retreaded. Do retreaded tires ever come apart? Of course they do, but the percentage of retread failures is about the same as for new tires, and this is why retreads are routinely and safely used by school and municipal buses, fire engines, commercial and military airlines and by millions of cars and trucks worldwide. If you are a taxpayer (aren’t we all!) and the city or town where you live is not saving money and helping the environment by using retreads on its fleet vehicles, maybe you should ask why not? After all, it is your money that is being wasted if they are not. For more information about the economic and environmental benefits of retreaded tires visit the RTA web site, www.retreadtire. org or contact us by telephone at 831.646.5269 or email info@retreadtire. org.
Ted Nelson Joins Akron Rubber Development Lab
kron Rubber Development Laboratory, Inc. is pleased to announce the addition of Ted Nelson to its team of technical staff in the position of Technical Advisor. Ted has been a part of the rubber industry for over 24 years. With a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, he started his career in the rubber industry as a Compound Development Chemist and Process Chemist with Cooper Tire and Rubber Company. He then moved on to The D.S. Brown Company to manage Technical, Mixing and Extrusion. From there, Ted did a short stint in the steel industry with Walbridge Coatings, 22 June 2014
Inc. where he achieved his ASQ Certification as a Quality Engineer. In 2002, Ted joined Hercules Tire and Rubber Company in Findlay, Ohio as the Technical Director, where he was responsible for quality, technical service, product development, product quotations, and sales for the Custom Mixing Division. The plant was purchased by Biltrite Industries in 2005 and then Robbins LLC in 2009. Ted became Plant Manager for Robbins during the transition, and was then promoted to VP of Technology over three facilities and was transferred to the Corporate Offices in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. In the after-
math of the Hexpol buyout of Robbins, he went to AirBoss as Director of Strategic Development in Kitchener, Ontario. Now, returning to Ohio, Ted is excited to join ARDL’s team of Technical Advisors, where he will consult in all areas of poly-
mer research, development and testing. ARDL finds solutions to customers’ toughest problems regarding polymers, including compound analysis and development, conducting process and production audits, creating highly advanced test
systems when a standardized testing specification does not exist, designing application-specific failure analysis programs, predicting service and shelflife and much more. Ted can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more informa-
tion about Akron Rubber Development Laboratory, Inc., please call 330.794.6600 or visit www.ardl.com. The Retread Tire Association is proud to have Akron Rubber Development Laboratory, Inc. in the RTA family.
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Proposed Excise Tax on Casings
n RTA retreader member called to our attention the issue of a proposed federal excise tax on casings sold and/or purchased by American retreaders and/or American casing dealers. His company had
been contacted by an IRS Excise Tax Specialist who was looking for additional information. We immediately contacted Roy Littlefield of the Tire Industry Association regarding this issue. The Tire Industry Associa-
tion is very much aware of the issue and has a broad background about the history of the proposed Excise Tax on Casings. Roy assured us that there should not be a problem and he suggested that any interested re-
treaders or casing dealers phone him to allow him to explain in more detail what the next step should be if you have been contacted by the IRS about this issue. Roy can be reached at 800.876.8372, ext. 108.
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Commercial Fleet Tire Digest
Factors Affecting Tire Mileage
n the passenger car tire world, a 50,000 mile warranty tire can be purchased as well as a 70,000 mileage tire or even a 90,000 mile tire. With commercial tires, there is never a mileage guarantee. For these tires, there are many variables that have a significant impact on how they are going to perform – vehicle make/ model, speed, route, load, service vocation, and the driver all have an impact on tire removal miles. There have been a number of industry studies documenting how a driver can influence treadwear by
as much as 35%. A young and aggressive driver that just received his CDL is typically hardest on tires while a driver that has been on the road for 35 years and highly experienced will usually have the highest removal miles and the best vehicle fuel economy. Driver training can seriously affect your overall tire costs. Some vehicles are just harder on tires than others. Some tire brands may perform outstandingly on a specific vehicle combination but have deficiencies on other models. That is why a fleet manager cannot
simply assume that just because a trailer tire that has been averaging 200,000 miles on one model configuration will be guaranteed to get the same miles on trailer model B or C. Road surface will play a role in tire mileage up to 50%. Surface Treadwear Rating Asphalt 100 Concrete 95 Gravel 65 Dirt 50 On straight and level roads tires will get the highest mileage but will decrease significantly when
driving over hilly, curvy, and mountainous terrains because of the increased torque and increased tire tread scrubbing. Terrain Mileage Straight & Level 100 Straight & Slightly Hilly 95 Hilly & Curvy 75 Mountains 50 Driving speed always has a big impact on treadwear because of the increased heat being generated by the tires traveling at the higher speeds. Heat is a tire’s worst enemy, especially truck tires with all of their mass.
Speed (MPH) 50 60 70 80
Mileage 100 85 75 60
Specific service vocation always has the largest impact on tire mileage. Tires that are in linehaul operation driving in a straight line from New York to California typically have the highest removal miles. The same tires running in city service with a high amount of turning will tend to scrub the treads off very quickly. Running tires off road on dirt and
gravel will also cause tires to wear out very rapidly. No two fleets are the same when it comes to their vehicles and specific routes and loads. Tire loads will vary also affecting tire performance. Running tires underinflated will have a significant impact on tire removal miles because of a combination of additional heat and irregular wear that will develop because the footprint is no longer the optimal design shape. Educating your drivers about tires will go a long way in helping fleets increase tire mileage.
Fleet Mobility Solution Integrates Valor TPMS
inneapolis, Minnesota – PeopleNet®
(www.peoplenetonline. com), a Trimble ® company and leading provider of fleet mobility technology, has announced that it was the first complete fleet mobility technology to integrate with Valor TPMS, Canada’s leading tire pressure monitoring provider. PeopleNet Senior Vice President of Product & Operations Rick Ochsendorf said, “Our integration with Valor gives our customers yet another choice for providing real-time tire-pressure information directly to their maintenance desk. Proactively managing tire pressure gives fleets a huge opportunity to reduce vehicle maintenance costs and improve fuel economy and safety.” Valor’s advanced Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems are manufactured with the latest technology based on its research and design institute. It is the only tire pressure monitoring company that develops and manufactures the complete tire pressure monitoring solution from sensor chip level to ana24 June 2014
lyzing software interface. “We’re proud to be a key PeopleNet integration partner,” said Valor President Will Hu. “Our collaborative relationship enables us to provide our advanced, patented Tire Pressure Monitoring System to PeopleNet’s customers. Our solution integrates seamlessly within PeopleNet’s open framework. In this way, we are able to deliver reliable, timely data that leads to better tire efficiency, increased safety, and overall logistic benefits.” The integration is the antidote for natural leakage and seasonal climatic changes that lower tire pressure. Providing drivers a visual cue is the most effective way to alert them to check their vehicles’ tire pressure before the pressure drops to lower-thanacceptable levels, which prevents unnecessary tire failure and tread wear, increased stopping distance, reduced fuel economy and the overall threat to vehicle safety. About Valor TPMS Headquartered in Burlington Ontario, Valor TPMS develops and manufactures tire pressure and
temperature-monitoring systems for the commercial truck, trailer, bus, recreational vehicle and mining equipment markets. For additional info about Valor TPMS, visit www.valortpms.com. PeopleNet provides fleet mobility technology for North America’s land transportation industry that enables greater levels of safety, compliance, cost reduction and customer
service. The company’s Precision Mobility Platform combines network communications, mobility and analytics to create the next-generation standard in technology-driven fleet performance and decision-making management. Its products are used by more than 2,000 truckload, LTL, private, and energy services fleets in the United States and Canada, including several
Fortune 500 companies. The company aggressively develops new products that continue to improve fleet management. Industry recognition of the company’s leadership includes: Frost & Sullivan New Product Innovation Award, Inbound Logistics Top 100 Award; Food Logistics’ 100 Top Technology Solutions and Service Providers; Frost & Sullivan Market Engineer-
ing Award; and M2M Value Chain Award. PeopleNet is a Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) Company and part of its international Transportation and Logistics Division. PeopleNet was named as a key factor in Trimble’s top ranking by ABI Research’s 2013 Commercial Fleet Telematics Competitive Assessment. For more information visit www.peoplenetonline.com.
Tire Advisor Mobile App
ashville, Tennessee - Bridgestone Commercial Solutions is pleased to introduce a mobile app designed to help fleets and dealers quickly access and compare information about the Bridgestone family of commercial tire brands. Called Tire Advisor, the app is a one-stop resource connecting users to a comprehensive catalog offering multiple search capabilities with the ability to create a library for future reference. Responding to customer
demands for robust mobile tools that provide detailed specifications on products, BCS created the app in an easy-to-use format tailored to the specific needs of commercial dealers and users of off-road and commercial truck tires as well as retread products. Additional Tire Advisor Mobile App Features Include: Information about truck and bus tires (Bridgestone, Firestone and Dayton), Bandag retreads, and offroad mining and construction tires (Bridgestone and
Firestone). Search engine functionality to identify the right product for the customer’s industry and application. Useful information about features, benefits, product images, technical specifications, and warranties. Easy navigation: Three easy ways to search for products: a step-by-step guided search, a filtered search and a keyword search that allows the user to jump quickly to a product by pattern name. Extended product information traditionally found in a product book
or website. Ability to compare products side-by-side within the same brand. Ability to share product information with others by email and to save products to a “favorites” folder with the ability to create multiple folders The new Tire Advisor app is available for free through the Apple iTunes Store. The iOS mobile app can be downloaded on iPad only. To learn more about Bridgestone brand tires, visit www.bridgestonetrucktires.com.
New Products & Services
T680 & Eaton Fuller Advantage
irkland, Washi n g t o n - Tr u c k purchasers have a new advantage when they specify the Eaton Fuller Advantage 10-speed automated transmission with the fuel-efficient Kenworth T680. “By optimizing the Kenworth T680 with the new Eaton Fuller Advantage™ 10-speed automated transmission and 2014 PACCAR MX-13 engine, Kenworth introduces a new opportunity for longhaul and regional operators to achieve fuel savings,” said Kurt Swihart, Kenworth Marketing Director. “This important opportunity with the T680 day cab, 52-inch sleeper and 76-inch sleeper configurations is something for truck operators to consider before deciding their next new truck purchase
decision.” The 2014 PACCAR MX13 engine with the Eaton Fuller Advantage 10-speed automated transmission is the popular combination for the new Kenworth T680 Advantage. The optimized engine and transmission, fuel-economy axles such as a 6x2 configuration, and aerodynamic enhancements with the T680 Advantage offer up to a 5 percent fuel economy improvement* over a standard T680 with a 2013 PACCAR MX-13. The enhanced fuel economy with the Eaton Fuller Advantage transmission of up to 2 percent* comes from the close integration of the PACCAR MX13 engine data to make optimum shifts. Precise engine and transmission communications are then combined with proprietary control logic to further
enhance down speeding in both overdrive and direct drive operation to save fuel. “The transmission’s shift points are tuned to the engine fuel map which features engine RPM and the engine load it determines where to shift and maintain gearing at the lowest fuel consumption point,” said Kevin Baney, Kenworth Chief Engineer. This powertrain combination can increase driver efficiency. “Drivers typically have the largest impact on a truck’s fuel economy. Everyone drives a truck differently and the fuel economy range between a fleet’s
top driver and lowest performer can exceed 1 mpg,” said Baney. “This transmission reduces this variability. Imagine the best drivers in your fleet, and cloning t h e i r shifting
performance. We think the Eaton Fuller Advantage is an option that makes a lot of sense for Kenworth’s most fuel-economy conscious customers.” A unique feature of the
Eaton Fuller Advantage is implemented during highway operation. “The transmission reads the road grade and continually monitors the load on the engine. The truck is running at optimum fuel efficiency on a flat highway with the transmission in 10th gear,” said Baney. “But if the grade begins to increase, it will shift into 9th gear. Ninth gear is direct drive meaning the transmission operation is very fuel efficient with the power needed to pull the grade. The short step ratio between 9th and 10th gears allows for quick shifts and keeps the engine in its optimal operating range.” The high performance and efficient Eaton Fuller
Advantage transmission includes a Precision Lubrication system that reduces churning losses, further enhancing fuel economy. In most applications, Precision Lubrication eliminates the need for a cooler, which reduces weight and increases reliability. The cooler elimination and use of aluminum on select components provides a 70-pound weight savings versus the Eaton UltraShift® PLUS LAS base model. Kenworth Truck Company is the manufacturer of The World’s Best® heavy and medium duty trucks. Kenworth’s Internet home page is at www. kenworth.com. Kenworth is a PACCAR company. *Individual fuel economy improvement will vary depending on use, road conditions and other factors.
Two New Extremely Durable LED Worklights
ermantown, Wisconsin – J.W. Speaker is proud to announce the latest additions to their XD Series LED worklights; the Models 880 XD and 881 XD. The Model 880 XD is a 3” x 5” horizontal rectangular LED worklight that is available with
Model 880 XD or without an integrated on/off switch. The Model 881 XD is a 3” x 5” vertical rectangular LED worklight that does not come with a switch. Both Models 880 XD and 881 XD boast an impres-
sive 1,680 Raw (900 Effective) Lumens of bright, white light in your choice of flood, spot, or trapezoid beam patterns. They are available in a convenient 12-24V DC configuration and feature a universal pedestal mount, making them useful for a multitude of applications! Like the rest of J.W. Speaker’s XD Series LED worklights, the Models 880 XD and 881 XD feature unique, thermally-conductive polycarbonate housings. This makes them lightweight, corrosionresistant, compact, and incredibly durable. They are sealed to Model 881 XD IP69K, affordably priced, and come with a Lifetime Limited Warranty
to give you peace of mind. To learn more about the Models 880 XD and 881 XD please visit J.W. Speaker’s website: www.jwspeaker.
com/other/the-xd-seriesled-worklights and be sure to check out the XD Series torture test video to see how these worklights de-
fied destruction! J.W. Speaker specializes in the design and manufacture of vehicle lighting systems for OEMs and
aftermarket applications. For more information, contact J.W. Speaker at 800.558.7288 or speaker@ jwspeaker.com.
Heavy Duty True UV LED Flashlight Kit
estbury, New York – Tracer Products has announced a new heavy duty kit that easily pinpoints all refrigerant and fluid leaks quickly and efficiently. The OPTI-PRO™ Plus/ EZ-Ject™ Heavy Duty Kit (Part No. TP-8657HD) features the OPTI-PRO™ Plus, a cordless, ultra-compact, true UV (violet light) leak detection flashlight with convenient on-board recharging. With power comparable to high-intensity
125 watt lamps, the highoutput UV LED provides optimal fluorescent dye response and contrast, causing each and every leak to glow brilliantly! Included in the kit are an
EZ-Ject™ A/C dye injector with hose/coupler and purge fitting, two EZ-Ject universal A/C dye cartridges, and an 8 oz. twinneck bottle of Dye-Lite® All-In-One™ concentrated o i l
dye for oil, fuel ATF, power steering and hydraulic leaks. Also included is an 8 oz. twin-neck bottle of Dye-Lite® water-based dye for coolant and truck/ trailer body leaks, an 8 oz. spray bottle of dye cleaner and fluorescence-enhancing glasses. All components are packed in a rugged carrying case. For more information, call toll-free 800.641.1133. Outside the U.S. and Canada, call 516.333.1254. Visit our website at www. tracerline.com.
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Semi-remorques Wizards Ltd.
Semi-Remorques Wizards Accueille Myriam Bélanger à Titre de Gestionnaire de Comptes au Sein de Son Équipe du Québec
ontréal, Québec - Semi-remorques Wizards Ltd. a annoncé la nomination de Myriam Bélanger au poste de gestionnaire des comptes de location à court et à long terme pour la région du Québec. Basée à notre bureau de
Montréal, Myriam sera responsable d’entretenir et de faire progresser les comptes actuels de Semiremorques Wizards tout en établissant de nouveaux partenariats durables. Myriam, qui est officiellement entrée en fonction le 23 avril 2014, apporte
à l’entreprise une riche expérience de consultation en matière de vente dans l’industrie du transport et de la logistique. « Myriam prend le temps d’apprendre à connaître les besoins du client afin d’offrir des solutions efficaces », explique Benoît
Fisette, vice-président de Semi-remorques Wizards pour la région du Québec. « Je suis persuadé que l’approche de Myriam, axée sur la consultation, sa détermination et son expérience contribueront grandement à combler nos clients dans le cadre de
nos services de location de semi-remorques. » Les clients de Semi-remorques Wizards sont invités à venir la rencontrer à la journée d’appréciation de la clientèle, qui aura lieu le 12 juin à la succursale de Montréal, au 2150, 46e Avenue, Lachine
(Québec). Outre les prix à gagner, un repas préparé par un traiteur sera servi entre 11 h et 14 h. On peut joindre Myriam Bélanger au 514.780.2033. Pour en savoir plus sur Semi-remorques Wizards Ltd., visitez le semi-remorqueswizards.com.
Gouvernement de Nouveau-Brunswick
Le Gouvernement Provincial Investit $800,000 dans des Projets D’infrastructure Municipale
araquet, Nouveau-Brunswick - Le gouvernement provincial investira 800 000 $ dans des projets d’infrastructure routière municipale à Caraquet, Maisonnette et Bas-Caraquet cette année grâce au Programme d’amélioration des routes provinciales désignées dans les municipalités. « Notre gouvernement s’est engagé à rebâtir le Nouveau-Brunswick, et c’est ce que nous faisons tous les jours », a affirmé le ministre des
Ressources naturelles, Paul Robichaud. « Aujourd’hui, ces collectivités reçoivent le soutien du gouvernement pour les aider à améliorer leur infrastructure. Nous sommes engagés à redresser la situation financière de la province tout en optimisant chaque dollars investi pour revitaliser notre économie provinciale. » M. Robichaud parlait au nom du ministre d e s Tr a n s p o r t s e t d e l’Infrastructure, Claude Williams.
Caraquet recevra 400 000 $ pour la phase II de l’asphaltage du boulevard Saint-Pierre Est, sur une distance de 1,7 kilomètre, entre le boulevard Industriel et le chemin Saint-Simon. La municipalité investira 100 000 $, ce qui portera le projet à 500 000 $. Maisonnette recevra 300 000 $ pour l’asphaltage de la route 320 (rue Degrâce) sur un kilomètre. Bas-Caraquet recevra 100 000 $ du gouvernement provincial afin de remplacer
un ponceau sur la rue Saint-Paul, à la hauteur du ruisseau Isabelle. « De plus, les travaux de la voie de contournement de Caraquet se poursuivront cette année grâce à un investissement de 10,6 millions de dollars provenant du budget d’immobilisations, a dit M. Robichaud. Ce projet de 45 millions de dollars est un engagement ferme de notre gouvernement. » L’ a c h è v e m e n t d e l a voie de contournement est prévu pour 201617.
Le gouvernement provincial investira 800 000 $ dans des projets d’infrastructure routière municipale à Caraquet, Maisonnette et Bas-Caraquet cette année grâce au Programme d’amélioration des routes provinciales désignées dans les municipalités. Dans l’ordre habituel : Jason Godin, maire de Maisonnette; Agnès Doiron, mairesse de Bas-Caraquet; le ministre des Ressources naturelles, Paul Robichaud, et Kevin Haché, maire de Caraquet.
Gouvernement de l’Île-du-Prince-Édouard
Le ministre Vessey rappelle aux Insulaires de faire attention aux motocyclistes
es conducteurs devraient redoubler de prudence maintenant que les Insulaires commencent à se déplacer en motocyclette, a déclaré Robert Vessey, ministre des Transports et du Renouvellement de l’infrastructure. « À l’occasion du Mois de sensibilisation à la sécurité en motocyclette que nous soulignons en mai, nous rappelons aux Insulaires de porter une attention particulière aux moto26 June 2014
cyclettes qui reprennent la route au fur et à mesure que le temps s’adoucit, de dire le ministre Vessey. Les motocyclettes sont moins visibles que les autres véhicules; il est donc important de regarder deux fois avant de s’engager dans une intersection et de leur réserver le même espace qu’on laisserait à une voiture ou un camion. » Près de 10 000 Insulaires détiennent un permis de classe 6, c’est-à-dire un permis leur permettant
de conduire une motocyclette. Au total, environ 2 700 motocyclettes sont enregistrées dans la province. Chaque année, de plus en plus d’Insulaires et de visiteurs se tournent vers ce mode de transport économique pour se divertir ou pour se promener. Depuis 2008, il y a eu 189 blessés et 13 morts dans la province à la suite de collisions mettant en cause des motocyclettes. Ce type d’accident peut notamment être causé par les ex-
cès de vitesse, le manque d’attention, l’utilisation d’un appareil mobile au volant ou la conduite avec facultés affaiblies par les drogues ou l’alcool. « La GRC et les services de police partenaires travaillent très fort pour veiller à ce que les gens conduisent en toute sécurité, d’ajouter la chef de police Joanne Crampton, responsable des Enquêtes criminelles pour la GRC à l’Île-du-PrinceÉdouard. Lorsque le temps
se réchauffe et que les visiteurs et les véhicules récréatifs s’ajoutent à la circulation, tous les conducteurs doivent ralentir, être vigilants et se garder en sécurité. » Les motocyclistes peuvent se protéger en restant bien visibles; en respectant les règles de la route et les vitesses maximales permises; en veillant à ce que toutes les lumières et composantes de leur motocyclette fonctionnent; et en portant un casque et
d’autres vêtements protecteurs. On peut obtenir plus d’information sur les règles de la route et consulter le Guide du conducteur en ligne à www.gov.pe.ca/ highwaysafety. En outre, le Conseil canadien de la sécurité offre régulièrement des cours à l’Îledu-Prince-Édouard pour aider les motocyclistes à améliorer leurs habiletés. Pour en savoir davantage à ce sujet, visitez www. ridertraining.org.
Services de Reparation pour Camions et Semi-Remorques
Les Services de Reparation Pour Camions et Semi-Remorques se Transforment Pour Répondre à L’évolution de la Technologie Par Marek Krasuski
es services de réparation pour camions et semiremorques de nos jours demeurent très semblables à ceux d’antan. Les véhicules rencontrent toujours des difficultés mécaniques et requièrent un personnel qualifié pour les réparer. La technologie, cependant, a grandement influencé où l’on les répare. Tandis que les conceptions de camions se développent, il y a besoin grandissant pour des formations spécialisées. Les techniciens ont désormais besoin d’un grand nombre de compétences pour gérer l’équipement de haute technologie sur les camions et semi-remorques d’aujourd’hui. Bien que la formation professionnelle ait changé, et bien qu’il y ait eu d’autres changements dans l’industrie de la réparation des camions et semi-remorques, le bureau des statistiques du travail des États-Unis prédit que les règlementations anti-pollution et l’augmentation des livraisons de fret vont accroitre de 15% la demande pour des techniciens. Contrairement à ce qui se passait auparavant, la sophistication croissante de l’équipement fait que ce sont les concessionnaires qui s’occupent des réparations. Les garanties, elles aussi, ont tendance à mener une large part des services pour camions et entreprises de réparation vers les concessionnaires, et la tendance vers la consolidation dans l’industrie lourde a mené à l’arrivée de grands concessionnaires avec de multiples succursales à travers le continent. Cela dit, les flottes et les propriétaireopérateurs avec de plus
anciens modèles et des conceptions plus récentes qui requièrent certains types de réparations continuent à se fier à des garages indépendants pour leurs besoins. Un autre facteur qui affecte l’industrie de la réparation est les composantes mécaniques, dont les durées de vies s’allongent et qui doivent être remplacées moins fréquemment. Les moteurs de camions requièrent moins de révisions qu’il y a dix ans. Selon le groupe de recherche Mackay & Company, « il y a eu un mouvement pour éloigner dans le temps le plus possible les activités de services, ce qui est une conséquence directe des avancées en qualité et fiabilité des produits. En conséquence, l’entretien préventif n’est plus l’activité de service numéro un en terme d’heures de travail par véhicule par an. » Cela ne veut pas dire que les boutiques de services n’ont plus qu’à chercher de nouveau clients. Les services toujours en cours, les nombreux contrôles de régulation et la nécessité de se tenir au courant des changements au sein de l’industrie exigent de la vigilance et de l’attention. De manière générale, les réparations sur les remorques de transport n’ont pas beaucoup changé au fil des années, selon Wes Govier, mécanicien retraité et ancien propriétaire d’un établissement de réparation à Sudbury, en Ontario. « Les changements majeurs pour les semi-remorques sont les pneus et freins ABS, mais généralement l’industrie de l’entretien des semiremorques n’a pas beaucoup changé », a-t-il dit. Les camions, au contraire, ont subi d’importantes
modifications, en particulier au niveau des trains d’entrainement, moteurs, transmissions, différentiels et contrôles d’émissions. Parce que les conceptions de camion sont devenues si complexes et spécialisées, les boutiques de réparations requièrent un équipement de diagnostique sophistiqué pour identifier les problèmes mécaniques et électriques. Il est très onéreux pour les entreprises de réparation de mal résoudre un problème technique. N’est-ce pas plutôt la qualité du travail effectué par les techniciens de nos jours qui serait en cause? Pas du tout, dit Wes Govier. « En raison de la complexité des nouvelles conceptions, quand des problèmes avec les moteurs se manifestent, c’est chez les concessionnaires qu’on fait réparer les camions. » Au-delà des nombreuses réparations qui sont entreprises principalement par les concessionnaires, la demande pour des entreprises de réparation indépendante est toujours assez élevée. Un entretien continu est requis pour répondre aux problèmes comme les remplacements des hangars, les airbags crevés, bagues de pieds usées et systèmes de freins détériorés. De même qu’avec la pénurie de conducteurs, le recrutement de techniciens qualifiés requiert une approche proactive de la part de l’industrie. Plus de ressources sont dépensées pour attirer les collégiens et Lycéens vers une carrière en réparation et en entretien de camions, et il y a des institutions postsecondaires qui introduisent des innovations dans leur curriculum qui
plaisent aux employeurs. Le Cambrian College, par exemple, a développé un programme de diplôme d’apprentissage co-op (CODAP) il y a quelques années qui est unique parmi les offres de programmes et se distingue par la diversité de son instruction et les choix de carrière qu’il offre après la graduation. Ses deux programmes traditionnels, le programme de certification en techniques pour équipement lourd, et le diplôme de techniciens de camions et véhicules de transport, ont étés modifiés pour accommoder une troisième option pour les étudiants - un diplôme de trois ans dans chaque spécialité qui est la seule dans son genre dans tout l’Ontario. Ce cours a été monté en réponse aux demandes de la part des entreprises pour des apprentis bénéficiant d’une solide formation théorique et d’une importante formation pratique. Les plus gros employeurs préfèrent les apprentis ayant une formation académique, celle qu’atteste un diplôme collégial par exemple, plutôt qu’un certificat de compétence. Il convient de souligner aussi la volonté du Cambrian Collège à inclure le secteur privé dans le processus de prise de décision. Les entreprises dans la région de Sudbury, où est basé le collège, leur offrent du financement, mais surtout, leurs officiers font partie du comité consultatif du programme, une position clé qui leur donne de l’influence sur le curriculum, ce qui garantit que les cours répondent bien aux exigences de l’industrie. La technologie est devenue une épée à double tranchant pour le transport commercial. D’une
part, les camions roulent plus longtemps sans avoir besoin de réparations majeures et les émissions de gaz à effets de serre ne sont qu’une fraction de ce qu’elles étaient jadis. D’autre part, il y a un prix à payer. Suite aux contrôles de 2010 sur la réduction de l’oxide nitrique et des émissions de particules de diésel, le rendement énergétique a souffert pendant quelques années jusqu’en 2013. Les prix des billets pour les camions ont aussi augmenté, en partie en raison du cout de ces contrôles d’émissions, et parce que les filtres pour particules de diésel ont besoin d’être lavés, entretenus et remplacés. Mais de manière générale, les camionneurs se font une joie d’adopter la technologie et tous les avantages qu’elle offre. Plus récemment, les établissements de réparation pour camions et semi-remorques ont du faire face à de nouvelles règlementations en matière de présentation de l’information. Les critères d’inspection en Ontario ont étés ajustés pour se conformer aux critères nationaux, ce qui a mené à l’adoption du critère 11 partie B du code national de sécurité. En plus de fournir plus de détails, le critère national reflète désormais l’évolution technologique des grands véhicules commerciaux. Dès qu’il sera mis en place le janvier 1er, 2015, il requerra aussi de la part des établissements de réparation qu’ils transcrivent en détail tout travail et toute inspection effectuée sur des véhicules, ce qui mènera à de plus longs temps d’arrêt pour les camions puisque les techniciens devront remplir les exigences de documentation.
En Ontario, les règlementations SPNPI (sécuritaire, productive, et n’endommageant pas l’infrastructure) ont présenté plus de difficultés, car elles exigent que les camions avec essieux relevés remplacent leurs essieux avec les essieux avec autoguidage. Les règlementations SPIF consistent en de multiples emplois du temps, tables de poids de véhicules, conditions préalables et règles d’applications. Même de mineures variations dans l’usage du véhicule peuvent changer les conditions préalables, emplois du temps et normes auxquels les véhicules doivent se conformer. De tels changements, cependant, ne sont pas facilement effectués par des établissements de réparation standards puisque les modifications requièrent des fournisseurs de services avec des qualifications d’ingénierie spécifiques. En conséquence, la plupart des établissements de réparations renvoient ce genre de travail vers quelques entreprises fiables qui sont autorisées à ajuster les véhicules aux normes SPNPI. Malgré les changements qu’a subis l’industrie des services de réparation, tels les conceptions sophistiquées, l’équipement de diagnostique, la prolifération de méga-concessionnaires, et nouvelles règlementations qui prolongent le temps d’arrêt dans les garages, la demande pour des services d’entretien et de réparation reste forte. Depuis 2009, les bénéfices des entreprises ont lentement rebondi, ce qui a mené à une augmentation des livraisons par camions et a accru la demande pour des services de réparation et d’entretien.
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automated Lubrication systems
Toll Free: 888.644.2333
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
FBC “Canada’s Small Business Tax Specialist”™ “Year-Round Tax Planning, Tax Preparation and Bookkeeping. We come to You – We’ll meet you at a time and place convenient to you.”
Fax: 905.858.0597 email@example.com www.beka-lube.com
Toll Free: 800.265.1002 firstname.lastname@example.org www.fbc.ca Air Brake Instructor Support
FLO Components Ltd. “For Total Lube Solutions, Go With the FLO!”
50 Admiral Blvd. Mississauga, ON L5T 2W1 Tel: 905.671.2355 Toll Free: 800.668.5458 Fax: 905.671.2358
Freinmeister Group Inc. 6 Farnham Crescent London, ON N6K 1K1 Tel: 519.641.6770 email@example.com www.freinmeister.com
driver services, recruitment & employment
firstname.lastname@example.org www.flocomponents.com Components by:
Air Conditioning & Heating: Sales & Service
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.
81 Northline Road Toronto, ON M4B 3E9 Tel: 416.745.9220 Alt. Tel: 416.742.0003 Fax: 416.759.5890 Charlie@cdcparts.com www.cdcparts.com
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 email@example.com www.thecompliancecenter.com
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 Torque Master Clutches.
81 Northline Road Toronto, ON M4B 3E9 Toll Free: 800.677.9038 Tel: 416.759.2245 Fax: 416.759.5890 firstname.lastname@example.org www.filmorautomotive.com
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.
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 email@example.com www.drakkar.ca
Kee Human Resources
“Your Goals Are Our Priority.”
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 firstname.lastname@example.org www.itrcanada.com
6760 Davand Drive, Unit 9 Mississauga, ON L5T 2L9 Toll Free: 800.661.0377 Tel: 905.670.3426 Fax: 905.670.3436 email@example.com www.keehumanresources.com factoring, finance & foreign exchange
Niagara Service & Supply Ltd.
150 South Service Road Stoney Creek, ON L8E 3H6 Toll Free: 800.268.5076 Tel: 905.573.3101 firstname.lastname@example.org
email@example.com www.autogreaser.com or
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 firstname.lastname@example.org www.dpfcleaningspecialists.com
“Accutrac provides cash flow solutions structured specifically for the freight and trucking industry. We’ve made factoring easy to understand and affordable with one low cost, all in. Qualification is easy and funding is available same day.”
74 Mississaga Street East Orillia, ON L3V 1V5 Toll Free: 866.531.2615 Toll Free Fax: 866.531.2651 Bruce@accutraccapital.com www.AccutracCapital.com
www.seti-imports.com cargo control products
C-TPAT, FAST, PIP, CSA, SCAC, MC, DOT, CVOR, NEXUS, Bonding, Training Programs & Seminars.
Mover’s Equipment & Supplies Wilson Instruments Ltd. 43 Crowe Bay Heights, R. R. 2 Campbellford, ON K0L 1L0 Toll Free: 877.467.4440 Tel: 705.653.2403 Fax: 705.653.5560 WilsonInstruments@sympatico.ca www.wilsoninstrumentsltd.com 28 June 2014
6176 Atlantic Drive Mississauga, ON L5T 1W2 Toll Free: 800.668.3773 Tel: 905.670.4488 Fax: 905.670.2748 email@example.com www.movers3.com
Danatec Educational Services Ltd. “Changing the way you train since 1985. Canada’s leading TDG Training & Services.”
201-11450 29 th Street SE Calgary, AB T2Z 3V5 Toll Free: 800.465.3366 Tel: 403.232.6950 Fax: 403.232.6952 firstname.lastname@example.org www.danatec.com
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 email@example.com www.multilinefasteners.com
Merrit Capital Corp.
“New & Used Truck & Trailer Financing. Contact us today to get started & call toll free 866.964.6932, email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.merritcapital.ca.”
3380 South Service Rd., Suite 303 Burlington, ON L7N 3J5 Tel: 289.635.1916 Fax: 289.816.0346 email@example.com www.merritcapital.ca fuel additives & lubricants
Cross Border Services
Dawn Truell, B.B.A., B.A. Psy 1450 Headon Road, PO Box 93005 Burlington, ON L7M 4A3 Tel: 905.973.9136 firstname.lastname@example.org www.crossborderservices.org www.c-tpat-certified.com
7515 Kimbel Street Mississauga, ON L5S 1A7 Toll Free: 800.363.0639 Tel: 416.750.4610 Other Tel: 905.405.1275 Fax: 905.505.0616 email@example.com www.feeneyhardware.com
Accutrac Capital Solutions Inc.
81 Tremaine Road Milton, ON L9T 2W8
F.B. Feeney Hardware “Serving the industrial and trucking aftermarket since 1952.”
S.E.T.I. Imports Inc.
Fasteners, Fittings, Hose & Shop Maintenance supplies
Clutch Distribution Centre Inc.
Account & Records Management Bookkeeping For Your Business & Personal Finances
J D Factors
Pat’s Driveline “Over 30 years of Driveline Manufacturing Expertise”
Ontario #1, 7337 Pacific Circle Mississauga, ON L5T 1V1 Toll Free: 877.438.3155 Tel: 905.564.3155 Fax: 905.564.3166 firstname.lastname@example.org www.patsdriveline.com Alberta 14715-116th Avenue Edmonton, AB T5M 3E8 Toll Free: 800.661.8826 Tel: 780.453.5105 Fax: 780.452.3555 email@example.com www.patsdriveline.com
315 Matheson Blvd. East Mississauga, ON L4Z 1X8 Toll Free: 800.263.0664 Tel: 905.501.5000 Fax: 905.501.0395 CanadaSales@JDFactors.com www.JDFactors.com firstname.lastname@example.org
Bennetts Power Service Products
P. O. Box 51016, RPO Tyndall Park Winnipeg, MB R2X 3C6 Toll Free: 877.778.4440 Tel: 204.694.1777 Fax: 204.633.0133 email@example.com www.powerservice.ca fuel Economy Products
Liquid Capital Midwest Corp.
“Large Account Service” to small fleet & start-up companies.”
176 Seacliff Drive West Leamington, ON N8H 3Y5 Toll Free: 877.653.9426 Tel: 519.419.5044 Fax: 519.326.4047 firstname.lastname@example.org www.liquidcapitalmidwest.com
Diesel Spec Inc.
1570 Richardson Street Montreal, QC H3K 1G3 Tel: 514.932.0060 Fax: 514.932.9741 email@example.com www.dieselspec.ca
Fuel & Lubricants Direct
Mattresses (Cab & Domestic)
Dalton Timmis Insurance Group “The Perfect Fit for your trucking insurance needs.”
Blue Water West Ltd.
Suppliers of Esso Fuel and Mobil Lubricants to all sizes of businesses large or small, stationary or on the go, on land or at sea.
3232 Underhill Avenue Burnaby, BC V5A 3C7 Tel: 604.420.4331 Fax: 604.420.4137 firstname.lastname@example.org www.bluewatergroup.ca
6715-8th Street NE Calgary, AB T2E 7H7 Toll Free: 866.472.0721 Tel: 403.241.2288 Fax: 866.399.3177 email@example.com www.daltontimmis.com
Erb and Erb Insurance Brokers Ltd. What you want to protect the most.We protect the best!
825 Queen Street East Toronto, ON M4M 1H8 Toll Free: 800.263.3030 Tel: 416.778.8000 Fax: 416.778.4492 firstname.lastname@example.org www.bairdmacgregor.com
Alternative Coverage to WSIB, Group Benefits Consultants, Life, Investments, Travel.
2550 Matheson Blvd. East Suite #130 Mississauga, ON L4W 4C1 Tel: 416.748.9992 Fax: 416.748.9994 email@example.com www.lmdinsurance.ca
Baird MacGregor Insurance Brokers LP
TruChoice Div. of LMD Insurance
30 Queen Street North Kitchener, ON N2H 6N2 Toll Free: 800.265.2634 Tel: 519.579.4270 Fax: 519.741.1977 firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com www.erb-erb.com
MacDavid Wellness Solutions Inc. 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 info@MacDavidInc.com www.MacDavidInc.com oil furnace sales & Service
HawksHead Systems Inc.
Hotsy Pressure Washers 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: 780.455.3920 firstname.lastname@example.org www.HotsyAB.com
Real-time pressure & temperature readings; wireless to the driver’s seat; for semi-trucks, trailers, RV’s & more. Alarms for deflation & temperatures.
10381 Parkwood Drive Rosedale, BC V0X 1X0 Toll Free: 888.321.TPMS Fax: 888.909.9857 sales@HawksHeadSystems.com www.tpms.ca towing services
Rust Preventive Products
The CG & B Group Inc.
A Towing Service Ltd.
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 email@example.com www.cgbgroup.com
tire Pressure Monitoring Systems (TPMS)
De-On Supply Inc. 1595 Lobsinger Line, R. R. #1 Waterloo, ON N2J 4G8 Toll Free: 800.824.4115 Fax: 888.626.7843 firstname.lastname@example.org www.deonsupply.com
35 Magnum Drive Schomberg, ON L0G 1T0 Toll Free: 800.267.5744 Tel: 905.939.8750 Fax: 905.939.8710 email@example.com www.krown.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org www.atowing.ca
tarps & tarping systems
ON-Board truck Scales
Stellar Roadside Assistance Ltd. Bryson & Associates Insurance Brokers Ltd. Bryson Insurance & Financial Services Ltd.
“For All Your Trucking Insurance Needs. Transportation Insurance, Fleet Safety Management Services, Bonds, Health, Drug, Dental, Life & Disability Insurance. Same Day Quotes up to 10 units.”
Toll Free: 800.661.5196 Fax: 905.426.4959 email@example.com www.brysoninsurance.ca
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 firstname.lastname@example.org www.hallmarkins.com
Cramaro Tarpaulin Systems Cramaro, for all your tarping needs.
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 email@example.com www.noco.ca
Vulcan On-Board Scales #11-1642 Langan Avenue Port Coquitlam BC V3C 1K5 Toll Free: 800.663.0854 Tel: 604.944.1481 Fax: 604.944.1482 www.vulcanscales.com Permits & services
24 Seacliff Drive East Leamington, ON N8H 0C2 Toll Free: 800.463.4700 Canadian Insurance Brokers Inc. Tel: 519.326.9339 1 Eglinton Ave. East, Suite 415 Fax: 519.326.0128 Toronto, ON M4P 3Z1 firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 416.486.0951 www.hubinternational.com Fax: 416.489.5311 email@example.com ••• www.cibi.ca
Dalton Timmis Insurance Group
Jones Deslauriers Insurance Management Inc.
35 Stone Church Road Ancaster, ON L9K 1S5 Toll Free: 888.385.8466 Tel: 905.648.3922 Fax: 905.648.2640 firstname.lastname@example.org www.daltontimmis.com
2150 Islington Avenue Toronto, ON M9P 3V4 Toll Free: 877.232.9996 Tel: 416.521.6713 Fax: 416.259.7178 email@example.com www.jdimi.com
The Perfect Fit for your trucking insurance needs.
Transportation Insurance Broker/Advisor
We offer service to your light & medium duty vehicles in most areas of Ontario, 24/7. Simply dial...
Toll Free: 855.424.2300 Tel: 416.424.2300 Fax: 416.424.2303 firstname.lastname@example.org www.stellarroadside.com
••• Load Covering Solutions Ltd. “Keeping You Covered”
HUB International Ontario Ltd. Transportation Insurance
206 Arvin Avenue Stoney Creek, ON L8E 2L8 Toll Free: 800.565.8277 Tel: 905.662.2757 Fax: 905.662.4811 email@example.com www.cramarotarps.com
185 Bartley Drive Toronto, ON M4A 1E6
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 firstname.lastname@example.org www.rpoil.com lubricants (synthetic)
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 email@example.com www.730permitservices.com
5499 Harvester Road Burlington, ON L7L 5V4 Toll Free: 800.465.8277 Tel: 905.335.2012 Fax: 905.335.8499 www.loadcoveringsolutions.com tire balancing
5656 Bell Harbour Drive Mississauga, ON L5M 5J3 Toll Free: 866.326.7645 Tel: 416.520.5527 Fax: 905.814.1802 firstname.lastname@example.org www.sinwal.com
Toll Free: 888.667.5438 Tel: 416.398.2500 www.abrams.ca
Action Automotive, Towing & Recovery
••• Sinwal Enterprises Inc.
“Service Across Ontario” 24 Hour Heavy Towing
Counteract Balancing Beads
1295 Crois Carol Laval, QC H7W 1G3 Toll Free: 866.927.8294 Tel: 450.687.8294 Fax: 450.687.6963 email@example.com www.cutcinc.ca
70 Watson Parkway South, Unit 8 Guelph, ON N1L 0C3 Toll Free: 800.572.8952 Tel: 519.837.3331 Fax: 519.837.3088 firstname.lastname@example.org www.counteractbalancing.com
“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 email@example.com www.action-towing.com June 2014 29
trailer Sales, leasing, rentals & service
Truck & Trailer Parts & Service
Truck & Trailer Repairs
MTT Repair Services Inc.
Gobbo Towing & Recovery Ltd. 85 Pondhollow Road Sudbury, ON P3E 6C1
5238 Hwy. 69 South Sudbury, ON P3E 4N1 Toll Free: 800.261.4252 Tel: 705.523.2341 Fax: 705.523.2817 firstname.lastname@example.org
J P Towing Service & Storage Ltd 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 hours a day, 7 days a week.
11 Glen Scarlett Road Toronto, ON M6N 1P5 Toll Free: 866.527.8225 Tel: 416.203.9300 Fax: 416.203.9303 email@example.com www.jptowing.com
Cambridge Truck & Trailer Ltd.
Cambridge Truck and Trailer has been a family-owned and operated business for more than 40 years. Serving clients throughout Ontario we have built our loyal customer base on value, reliability and commitment to get the job done.
690 Fountain Street North Cambridge, ON N3H 4R7 Toll Free: 800.267.7371 Tel: 519.653.7371 Fax: 519.653.4037 firstname.lastname@example.org www.cambridgetruck.com
Erb Group of Companies
Refrigerated Transportation Specialists.
290 Hamilton Road New Hamburg, ON N3A 1A2 Toll Free: 800.665.2653 Tel: 519.662.2710 Fax: 519.662.3316 email@example.com www.erbgroup.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org www.hanmtransportation.com
Kee Training Academy “Your Goals Are Our Priority.”
6760 Davand Drive, Unit 9 Mississauga, ON L5T 2L9 Toll Free: 800.661.0377 Tel: 905.670.3426 Toll Free Fax: 866.329.5331 Fax: 905.670.3436 email@example.com Truck & Trailer Parts & Service
GTA Trailer Rentals Inc.
KBW Truck Transfer Service Heavy & Medium Towing, Flatbed Specialists.
1 Towns Road Etobicoke, ON M8Z 1A1 Toll Free: 866.616.6379 Tel: 416.255.4443 Fax: 416.252.2558 firstname.lastname@example.org trailer manufacturers [ tankers ]
Head Office – 36 Cardico Drive Gormley, ON L0H 1G0 Toll Free: 866.482.5311 Fax: 905.888.6061 email@example.com www.gtatrailer.com
Smartway Trailer Rentals 2891 Sideroad 10 Bradford, ON L3Z 2A4 Toll Free: 888.747.7667 Tel: 905.775.6700 Fax: 905.775.7250 firstname.lastname@example.org www.smartwaytrailers.ca
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 Call Karen at 905.212.9898 English or Punjabi Call Monty at 800.267.1888 or 613.961.5144 extn 123
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 Debby@atlantis-airlink.com www.atlantis-airlink.com
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 email@example.com www.lease2landstar.com
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Trailer Parts & Service 8010 – 44th Street SE Calgary, AB T2C 4L2 Tel: 403.724.0061 www.fleetbrake.com
Truck Trailer Transit Service 17303 – 114th Ave Edmonton, AB T5S 2R9 Tel: 780.453.8706 www.fleetbrake.com
4841 – 78th Street Red Deer, AB T4P 1N5 Tel: 403.343.8771 www.fleetbrake.com
Star Van Systems
10 Kerivan Court, Stoney Creek, ON L8E 5P6 Toll Free: 800.263.4884 Fax: 905.643.8700 firstname.lastname@example.org www.starvansystems.com
Truck Automotive Trailer Parts & Service 540 Oak Point Highway Winnipeg, MB R3C 2E6 Tel: 204.632.5184 www.fleetbrake.com Saskatchewan
Truck Trailer Transit Parts 705 Henderson Drive Regina, SK S4N 6A8 Tel: 306.347.3470 www.fleetbrake.com
3904 – 78th Ave Edmonton, AB T6B 2W4 Tel: 780.465.5522 www.fleetbrake.com
Truck Trailer Tank Parts & Service
4005 – 9th Avenue North Lethbridge, AB T1H 6H6 Tel: 403.327.2626 www.fleetbrake.com
“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 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 Tel: 905.677.9861 Fax: 905.677.6919 email@example.com www.sousatrucktrailer.com Now Open
Sousa Truck Trailer Cambridge
575 Athabasca Street Kamloops, BC V2H 1C5 Tel: 250.314.0019 www.fleetbrake.com
Truck Trailer Transit PartsCustom Re-Line 2200 Drew Road Mississauga, ON L5S 1B1 Tel: 905.670.2784 www.fleetbrake.com
12 Clarke Blvd. Brampton, ON L6W 1X3 Tel: 905.451.8550 Fax: 905.451.7627 firstname.lastname@example.org www.qualitycustom.ca truck delivery
Truck Trailer Transit Parts 1223 Montee de Liesse St-Laurent, QC H4S 1J7 Tel: 514.331.6662 www.fleetbrake.com
Truck & Trailer Repairs
Greig Truck & Trailer
Let US see to your Repair Needs! Just minutes off Hwy 401 @ Exit 526.
2 Foster Stearns Road Trenton, ON K8V 5R8 Tel: 613.394.5005 Fax: 613.394.2736 Brian.Greig@bellnet.ca or Derrick.Greig@bellnet.ca
Truck Trailer Transit Parts & Service
Sousa Truck Trailer Repair Ltd.
1075 Industrial Road Ayr, ON N0B 1E0 Toll Free: 800.560.1050 Tel: 519.624.8090 email@example.com www.sousatrucktrailer.com
Truck Trailer Parts & Service
8401 – 99th Street Clairmont, AB T0H 0W0 Tel: 780.567.4407 www.fleetbrake.com
Carmen Transportation Group
3700 Weston Road Toronto, ON M9L 2Z4 790 Montrichard Avenue Toll Free: 866.857.5166 St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, QC J2X 5G4 Tel: 416.667.9700 Toll Free: 800.363.2158 Fax: 416.667.8272 Tel: 450.347.7822 info@carmentransportationgroup. Fax: 450.347.8372 com firstname.lastname@example.org www.carmentransportationgroup. www.tremcar.com com
7707 – 54th Street SE Calgary, AB T2C 4R7 Tel: 403.837.2871 www.fleetbrake.com
18504 – 111th Avenue Edmonton, AB T5S 2V4 Tel: 780.455.0559 www.fleetbrake.com
Canada’s largest cargo tank and tank-trailer manufacturer for the transportation of a large variety of dry and liquid products.
Truck Trailer Transit Parts & Service-Custom Re-Line
Truck Trailer Transit Parts
5785 Place Turcot Montreal, QC H4C 1V9 Tel: 514.937.1670 Fax: 514.937.2190 email@example.com www.bedardtankers.com
Truck Trailer Transit Parts & Service
Truck Trailer Transit Logger Parts
Bedard Tankers Inc.
Leader in Dry Bulk, Liquid, Liquefied Compressed Gas & Cryogenic Road Tanker Trailers.
HanM Transportation Management Services Ltd.
Proud distributors for Lode-King, Midland Manufacturing, Arctic Manufacturing, Landoll, CMIC Container Chassis and more.
The Rosdale Group 6845 Invader Crescent Mississauga, ON L5T 2B7 Toll Free: 877.588.0057 Tel: 905.670.0057 Fax: 905.696.4630 firstname.lastname@example.org www.rosedalegroup.ca
Fort Garry Industries
1868 Drew Road Mississauga, ON L5S 1J6 Tel: 905.677.2771 Fax: 905.677.2774 email@example.com
Fort Garry Industries
Brake specialists, installations, safeties and a whole lot more.
185 Carrier Drive Toronto, ON M9W 5N5 Toll Free: 800.668.1879 Tel: 416.679.1977 Fax: 416.679.1988 info@AcadianDriveaway.ca www.AcadianDriveaway.ca
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
Drive Star Shuttle Systems Ltd. 23 Industrial Drive Caledonia, ON N3W 1H8 Toll Free: 866.425.4440 Tel: 289.285.3021 Fax: 289.285.3026 firstname.lastname@example.org www.drive-star.com truck equipment
truck parts & supplies
truck parts & supplies
Discount Truck Parts Ltd.
Quality truck parts at discount prices.
11633 – 156 th Street Edmonton, AB T5M 3T8 Toll Free: 800.661.5051 Tel: 780.454.5050 email@example.com www.discounttruckparts.ca
Fort Garry Industries
Sales and NSM certified installation of snow plows, sanders, mixers, dump bodies and more.
firstname.lastname@example.org www.fgiltd.com/equipment TRUCK EXHAUST SALes & Service
Fort Garry Industries 5350-72 Avenue SE Calgary, AB T2C 4X5 Toll Free: 800.661.3126 Tel: 403.236.9712 Fax: 403.236.7249 email@example.com www.fgiltd.com nd
Fort Garry Industries
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 firstname.lastname@example.org www.texisexhaust.com
16230-118th Avenue NW Edmonton, AB T5V 1C6 Toll Free: 800.663.9366 Tel: 780.447.4422 Fax: 780.447.3289 email@example.com www.fgiltd.com
Fort Garry Industries 10610-82nd Avenue Clairmont, AB T0H 0W0 Toll Free: 866.424.5479 Tel: 780.402.9864 Fax: 780.402.8659 firstname.lastname@example.org www.fgiltd.com
Fort Garry Industries
The Truck Exhaust Place
Since 1982 we have been a one stop exhaust shop for the trucking industry as well as the heavy duty exhaust needs of industrial, farming, manufacturers and mining industry. We have been helping fleets, owner-operators, brokers, truck repair facilities, municipalities and manufactures get their equipment up and running and their trucks back on the road with minimal down time.
1365 Bonhill Road Mississauga, ON L6T 1M1 Toll Free: 800.385.8801 Tel: 905.670.0100 Fax: 905.670.8128 email@example.com www.totalexhaust.com truck lighting & accessories
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 firstname.lastname@example.org www.grote.com
5701-63rd Avenue Lloydminster, AB T9V 3B8 Toll Free: 800.661.9709 Tel: 780.875.9115 Fax: 780.875.1403 email@example.com www.fgiltd.com
Fort Garry Industries 731 Gana Court Mississauga, ON L5S 1P2 Toll Free: 888.456.6567 Tel: 905.564.5404 Fax: 905.564.8455 firstname.lastname@example.org www.fgiltd.com
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 email@example.com www.fgiltd.com
truck sales, leasing, parts & service
Eastern Ontario / Western Quebec’s largest group of independent truck dealerships, has built a reputation as durable as the brands that we sell and lease. The Surgenor Truck Group includes two Truck Centres, one in Ottawa, & one in Kingston, as well as five service affiliates (Belleville, Pembroke, Gatineau, & 2 in Cornwall) providing regularly scheduled maintenance as well as on-call 24/7 for roadside assistance, & parts delivery.
261 Binnington Court Kingston, ON K7M 9H2 Toll Free: 877.548.1101 Tel: 613.548.1100 Fax: 613.548.4990 Mike.Gallant@SurgenorTruck.com www.surgenortruck.com
1523 Ross Avenue East Regina, SK S4N 7E5 Toll Free: 800.552.8044 Tel: 306.757.5606 Fax: 306.781.7926 firstname.lastname@example.org www.fgiltd.com
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org www.fgiltd.com
520 Abilene Drive Mississauga, ON L5T 2H7 Toll Free: 800.465.0618 Tel: 905.564.5171 Fax: 905.564.5175 LHardy@oktire.com www.oktire.com truck transmissions, differentials & pto’s
Ontario 3, 7337 Pacific Circle Mississauga, ON L5T 1V1 Toll Free: 877.564.3116 Tel: 905.564.3116 Fax: 905.564.3119 email@example.com www.canadawideparts.com #
Ontario 15745-118th Avenue Edmonton, AB T5V 1B7 Toll Free: 800.665.7671 Tel: 780.454.5115 Fax: 780.453.3460 firstname.lastname@example.org www.canadawideparts.com truck Wash Systems
authorized Funk Service Centre &
Barry Humphrey Enterprises Ltd. Truck, tractor & trailer storage with 14 acres of metal fencing & asphalt base. (3 minutes to the Linc & Red Hill Expressway). 721 Mud Street East
Stoney Creek, ON Tel: 416.801.3142 Fax: 905.643.8256 email@example.com Truck tire sales & service
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 firstname.lastname@example.org www.crtransmission.com
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 email@example.com www.awashsystems.com Turbochargers
www.fgiltd.com truck sales, leasing, parts & service
700 Education Road Cornwall, ON K6H 2W8 Toll Free: 866.623.6766 Tel: 613.933.1700 Fax: 905.689.3381 firstname.lastname@example.org www.bensontire.
Fort Garry Industries
“Canada’s Leading Supplier of Drivertrain Components.”
Authorized Allison overhaul dealer,
7947 Edgar Industrial Drive Red Deer, AB T4P 3R2 Toll Free: 866.297.0022 Tel: 403.343.1383 Fax: 403.347.8275 email@example.com www.fgiltd.com
1440 Highland Avenue Brandon, MB R7C 1A7 Toll Free: 866.883.6120 Tel: 204.571.5980 Fax: 204.571.5982 firstname.lastname@example.org www.fgiltd.com
Canada-Wide Parts Distributors Ltd.
Centres Across Canada.
C & R Transmission Service Ltd.
Fort Garry Industries
Fort Garry Industries
Over 100 Truck Tire Service
Fort Garry Industries
Ontario Regional Office
Truck Storage Rentals
truck transmissions, differentials & pto’s
Surgenor Truck Centre
The largest Goodyear dealer in Ontario, offering over 15 locations equipped with 24 hour emergency service vehicles to handle all of your tire needs.
Truck tire sales & service
Gerry’s Truck Centre “Your Complete Transportation Business Partner.”
4049 Eastgate Cres. London, ON N6L 1B7 Toll Free: 800.363.4380 Tel: 519.652.2100 Fax: 519.652.6593 email@example.com www.gerrystrucks.com
Domar Transmission Ltd. “When it comes to transmissions... think DOMAR.”
130 Skyway Avenue Rexdale, ON M9W 4Y9 Toll Free: 800.837.4883 Tel: 416.675.2268 Fax: 416.675.2435 firstname.lastname@example.org www.domar.ca
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 email@example.com www.dieselperformance.com
Diesel Truck Parts Inc.
Morgan’s Diesel Truck Parts & Service Inc. 1248 McAdoo’s Lane, R.R. # 1 Glenburnie, ON K0H 1S0 Toll Free: 800.267.0633 Tel: 613.546.0431 Fax: 613.546.4206 www.morgan-diesel.com June 2014 31
Alphabetical Li st of Adv erti s er s Advertiser
A Accutrac Capital Solutions Inc. . . . . . . . . 1, 7 Aero Auctions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Ontario Trucking News Atlantis Transportation Services . . . . . . . . 41 Ontario Trucking News Ayr Motor Express . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Eastern Trucking News
B BD Diesel Performance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Bennett’s Power Service Products. . . . . . . 18 Benson Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Ontario Trucking News
C C.U.T.C. Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Canadian Fleet Maintenance Seminar. . . . 38 Carmen Transportation Group . . . . . . . . . . 42 Ontario Trucking News
D Day & Ross Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Diesel Spec Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1, 19 Domar Transmission Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . 14, 48
F Fergus Truck Show. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Fil-Mor Automotive & Clutch Products Ltd. .21
G Gear Centre Group. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Ontario & Western Trucking News Grand Financial Management Inc. . . . . . . . 12
H HanM Transportation Management Ser. . . 41 Ontario Trucking News Hotsy Pressure Washers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Western Trucking News
I Imperial Oil. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Ontario Trucking News International Truckload Services Inc.. . . . . 43 Ontario Trucking News
J J D Factors Corporation. . . . . . . . . . . . 1, 3, 51 Jimexs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Ontario Trucking News JZB Road Lines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Ontario Trucking News
K Kindersley Transport Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Western Trucking News
L Laidlaw Carriers Van GP Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Eastern Trucking News Landstar System Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Ontario Trucking News Liquid Capital Midwest Corp. . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Ontario Trucking News Lou’s 222. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
O Ontario Truck Driving Championships . . . . 39 Ontario Trucking News Ontario Truck Training Academy. . . . . . . . . . 9
Q QuikX Transportation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Ontario Trucking News
S SGI Cargo Insurance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Ontario & Western Trucking News Shell Lubricants. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Sirius XM Canada Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Star Van Systems. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Ontario Trucking News
T Texis Truck Exhaust . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 The Fuel Lock. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 The Rosedale Group. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Tiger Tool International Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Traction Truck Parts & TruckPro . . . . . . . . . 1 Trafalgar Supply Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 TransX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42, 52 Tremcar Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 TRUXPO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
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V Vulcan On-Board Scales. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Western & Eastern Trucking News
W Westcan Bulk Transport. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wilson Instruments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wilson Truck Lines. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Windshield Cam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
46 Western Trucking News 20 Ontario Trucking News 46 Ontario Trucking News 16
Y YOW Canada Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Ontario Trucking News 32 June 2014
Adv e rti s e r s by Product or S erv ice Advertiser page publications Air Conditioning & Heating Sales & Service Wilson Instruments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Auctioneers Aero Auctions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Clutch Products Fil-Mor Automotive & Clutch Products Ltd. .21 Diesel Performance Products Diesel Spec Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1, 19 Drivetrains Gear Centre Group. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Employment Opportunities Atlantis Transportation Services . . . . . . . . 41 Ayr Motor Express. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Carmen Transportation Group . . . . . . . . . . 42 Day & Ross Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 HanM Transportation Management Ser. . . 41 International Truckload Services Inc.. . . . . 43 JZB Road Lines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Kindersley Transport Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Laidlaw Carriers Van GP Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Landstar System Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 QuikX Transportation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Star Van Systems. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 The Rosedale Group. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Trafalgar Supply Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 TransX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42, 52 Westcan Bulk Transport. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Wilson Truck Lines. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Factoring & Finance Accutrac Capital Solutions Inc. . . . . . . . . 1, 7 Grand Financial Management Inc. . . . . . . . 12 J D Factors Corporation. . . . . . . . . . . . 1, 3, 51 Liquid Capital Midwest Corp.. . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Fuel Additives Bennett’s Power Service Products. . . . . . . 18 Insurance – Cargo SGI Cargo Insurance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Lubricants Imperial Oil. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Shell Lubricants. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Permits & Waivers C.U.T.C. Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Polishing Products Lou’s 222. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Pressure Washers Hotsy Pressure Washers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Satellite Radio Sirius XM Canada Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Tanker Manufacturing, Sales & Service Tremcar Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Theft Prevention Products The Fuel Lock. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Tire Sales & Service Benson Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Tool Boxes & Hardware Jimexs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Tools Tiger Tool International Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Trade Shows Canadian Fleet Maintenance Seminar. . . . 38 Fergus Truck Show. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Ontario Truck Driving Championships . . . . 39 TRUXPO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Training Ontario Truck Training Academy. . . . . . . . . . 9 YOW Canada Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Transmission Sales & Service Domar Transmission Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . 14, 48 Truck Exhaust Texis Truck Exhaust. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Truck Parts & Accessories Traction Truck Parts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Truck Repairs TruckPro. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Turbochargers BD Diesel Performance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Video Recording Equipment Windshield Cam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Weigh Scales (On Board) Vulcan On-Board Scales. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
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Natural Gas-Powered Kenworth T680 To Offer Eaton UltraShift PLUS Transmission
i r k l a n d , Wa s h ington – The new Kenworth T680 natural gas truck will be available with the Eaton® UltraShift ® PLUS automated transmission as an option. The announcement came in conjunction with the Alternative Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo in Long Beach, California. During ACT, Kenworth exhibited a T680 52-inch mid-roof sleeper specified
with an integrated powertrain package featuring the Cummins Westport ISX12 G 400-hp natural gas engine and the Eaton UltraShift PLUS automated transmission. The new package will be offered with the T680 52-inch sleeper or day cab natural gas tractor for linehaul and regional haul applications. The Eaton UltraShift PLUS will be available in the 10-speed LAS and
13-speed MHP series. “The Kenworth T680 natural gas configuration equipped with the Eaton UltraShift PLUS transmission offers truck operators the best line of sight toward increased fuel efficiency and performance in a Class 8 natural gas truck,” said Alan Fennimore, Kenworth Vocational Marketing Manager. “Start with the fuel-efficient T680,
add the Cummins Westport ISX12 G engine for natural gas fuel savings opportunities compared to diesel, and then mix
in the productive Eaton UltraShift PLUS to help maximize fuel economy and
driver comfort.” Benefits of the powertrain package for the T680 natural gas
vehicle includes intelligent shift selection software for performance and efficiency improvements; better launch and shift
decisions through grade sensing, weight computation and driver throttle commands; Hill Start Aid to help prevent rollbacks when engaged and simplify operations for even the most inexperienced drivers; and tailored shift logic for efficient operation and enhanced braking performance. Kenworth Truck Company is the manufacturer of The World’s Best® heavy and medium duty trucks. Kenworth’s Internet home page is at www.kenworth. com. Kenworth is a PACCAR company.
BelcaSoft & First BIT Partnership
a l g a r y, A l b e r t a and Toronto, Ontario - BelcaSoft, a Calgary-based software development and management consulting company is proud to announce strategic partnership with First BIT Canada, a Toronto-based ERP and IT systems solutions provider specializing in automated solutions for businesses. The direct connection between BelcaSoft and First BIT Canada allows companies to optimize resources, speed-up products development, and expand geographically. Partners will closely develop joint products: DispatchMAX and RigER. DispatchMax has been developed by First BIT Canada around a comprehensive, centralized database which works to streamline business workflow and guide users through all the functions that are required for the operation of any trucking and fleet management business in a more accurate and profitable way.
RigER - Rig Equipment Rentals is oilfield rental operations management software designed for Oil and Gas industry. This specific application allows controlling entire oil patch operations: from client service request and service schedule via field tickets to final service invoice. The product designed by BelcaSoft is for small and medium size energy servicing companies. RigER focuses on oil & gas equipment rentals but it tracks service jobs as well. “At the core of our business model are the principles of trust and honesty and ‘Win-Win’ relationships. We believe that this strategic partnership will help our companies achieve their goals through mutual collaboration,” said Michael Maltsev, CEO at BelcaSoft. Eugene Konstantynov, VP at First BIT Canada, comments: “We are proud to have joined in partnership with BelcaSoft because we see great op-
portunities for our products in Western Canada.” BelcaSoft is a Calgarybased software development and management consulting company. BelcaSoft is focused on custom software solutions for energy, manufacturing and construction industries. BelcaSoft has the industry experience, tools, and tailored software solutions to help companies streamline their business operations and accelerate their growth. First BIT Canada is a consulting provider specialized in end-to-end Business Management Solutions from Enterprise Resources Planning (ERP), Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and Human Resource Management (HRM) to IT Outsourcing including Infrastructure Management and Network Administration services. First BIT Canada helps customers focus on their strengths by providing proper tools to meet their needs.
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Welcome to our complimentary Truck Stop Directory. We want to help truckers and travellers find the nearest truck stop on route to their destination. For details on how you can list your truck stop, call Barb Woodward at 877.225.2232 or email Barb at firstname.lastname@example.org. Alberta
Cougar Fuels Ltd.
5602 – 54th Avenue Bonnyville, AB Tel: 780.826.3043 Fax: 780.826.6353 email@example.com www.cougarfuelsltd.ca Convenience store, cardlock & showers.
RoadKing Travel Centre Strathcona Inc.
26 Strathmoor Drive Sherwood Park, AB T8H 2B6 Tel: 780.417.9400 Fax: 780.417.9449
Jepson Petroleum Ltd. Box 1408, Golden, BC V0A 1H0 Tel: 250.344.6161 Fax: 250.344.2232 firstname.lastname@example.org Open 8 am – 5 pm Mon – Fri, lubes & propane, 24hr cardlock, regular, diesel & diesel mark.
Calgary Husky Travel Centre 2525 – 32nd Avenue NE Calgary, AB T1Y 6B7 Tel: 403.291.1233 www.myhusky.ca
RoadKing Travel Centre
Strathmore Husky Travel Centre 436 Ridge Road Strathmore, AB T1P 1B5 Tel: 403.934.3522 Fax: 403.934.3555 Email: hk7969@popmail. huskyenergy.com Web: www.myhusky.ca
4949 Barlow Trail SE Calgary, AB T2B 3B5 Tel: 403.569.6251 Fax: 403.235.5095 www.roadking.ca
Open 24 hours, 7 days, restaurant, cardlock, ATM, convenience store, showers.
Morris Husky Hwy 75 South, Box 989 Morris, MB R0G 1K0 Tel: 204.746.8999 Fax: 204.746.2611 email@example.com Web: www.myhusky.ca Open 24 hours, 7 days, restaurant Mon. – Fri. 6am – 1pm, Sat. & Sun. 7 am – 11pm, cardlock, ATM, convenience store with lottery, showers.
27051 Baker Road Hope, BC V0X 1L3 Tel: 604.869.9443 www.myhusky.ca
Flood Hope Husky Travel Centre 61850 Flood – Hope Road R.R. #2, Hope, BC V0X 1L2 Tel: 604.869.9214 www.myhusky.ca
Suite 201 – 8020 Sparrow Drive Leduc, AB T9E 7G3 Tel: 780.986.7867 Fax: 780.986.7898 Web: www.myhusky.ca Open 24 hours, 7 days, restaurant, cardlock, ATM, convenience store, showers, scale.
Husky Travel Centre
5721 – 44th Street Lloydminster, AB T9V 0B3 Tel: 780.872.7089 www.myhusky.ca
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.
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Chilliwack Petro – Pass
45461 Yale Road West Chilliwack, BC Tel: 604.795.9421 Fax: 604.792.8931 firstname.lastname@example.org Commercial cardlock open 24hrs, 7 days, convenience store open Mon – Fri, 8 am – 5 pm (washrooms).
Cool Creek Agencies
7985 Lickman Road Chilliwack, BC V2R 3Z9 Tel: 604.795.5335 Fax: 604.794.5080 email@example.com Full-service islands, drivers’ lounge & game room, convenience store, showers, laundry facilities, parking & CAT scale
Petro Canada Southcoast Petroleum Ltd. 10178 Nordel Court, Delta, BC Tel: 604.581.3835 Fax: 604.581.3850 firstname.lastname@example.org
Canopy, fax, photocopier, nearby gov’t scale, restaurant & ATM.
Petro Canada – Petro Pass 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.
Petro Canada Exit 450, 2600 Mountain Road Moncton, NB E1G 3T6 Tel: 506.859.6000 Fax: 506.859.6005 Open 24-7, convenience store, fast food, ATM & washrooms.
Perth – Andover
Husky Travel Centre 9206 – 97th Street R.R. #2, Osoyoos, BC V0H 1V2 Tel: 250.495.6443 www.myhusky.ca
Husky Travel Centre 1340 Trans Canada Hwy. Sicamous, BC V0G 2V0 Tel: 250.836.4675 Fax: 280.836.2230 Contact: Shelley Arvandel www.myhusky.ca Open 24-7, restaurant (6 am – 10pm), convenience store, showers, laundry facilities, parking, photocopier, oil products, ATM & fax machine.
Brandon Husky Travel Centre 1990 – 18th Street North Brandon, MB R7C 1B3 Tel: 204.728.7387 www.myhusky.ca
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
Aulac Big Stop Circle K 170 Aulac Road Aulac, NB E4L 2X2 Tel: 506.536.1339 Fax: 506.536.0579 email@example.com Open 24-7, full-service islands, drivers’ lounge, restaurant, convenience store, showers, laundry facilities, parking & CAT scale.
Edmundston Truck Stop Exit 19, 100 Grey Rock Road Edmundston, NB E7C 0B6 Tel: 506.737.2010 Fax: 506.737.2015 firstname.lastname@example.org www.edmundstontruckstop.com
Murray’s Truck Stop Exit 191, 198 Beardsley Road Woodstock, NB Tel: 506.328.2994 Driver’s Fax: 506.325.2148 calving.murraystruckstop@ gmail.com www.murraystruckstop.ca Open 24-7, full-service islands, drivers’ lounge & game room, restaurant, convenience store, showers, laundry facilities, parking & CAT scale & tire sales & service.
Enfield Big Stop (Circle K) 6757 Hwy #2 Enfield, NS S2T 1C8 Tel: 902.882.2522 Fax: 902.883.1769 Open 24-7, full-service islands, drivers’ lounge, restaurant (6 am – 11pm), convenience store, showers & parking.
Truro Heights Circle K 86 Connector Rd., Hwy 102 Exit 13, Truro Heights, NS B2N 5B6 Tel: 902.897.0333 Fax: 902.897.0499 Open 24-7, self service islands, drivers’ lounge, restaurant, convenience store, showers & parking.
Petro Canada – Petro Pass
Chilliwack Husky Travel Centre 7620A Vedder Road Chilliwack, BC V2R 4E8 Tel: 604.858.5113 www.myhusky.ca
Drivers’ lounge & game room, convenience store, showers, laundry facilities, internet services, showers, parking & CAT scale.
Dogwood Valley Husky Services
Nisku Truck Stop
Petro Pass 315 Ouellette Street Grand Falls, NB Tel: 506.473.5575 Fax: 506.475.9816 Toll Free: 800.361.8322 email@example.com
Tobique One Stop Exit 115, Perth – Andover, NB Tel: 506.273.9682 Fax: 506.273.9682 Open 24-7, full-service islands, drivers’ lounge with large screen, restaurant, satellite TV, convenience store, showers, laundry, parking & free highspeed internet.
Salisbury Big Stop 2986 Fredericton Road Salisbury, NB E4J 2G1 Tel: 506.372.3333 Fax: 506.372.0083 Open 24-7, drivers’ lounge & game room, restaurant, convenience store, showers, laundry facilities, parking & CAT scale
Lincoln Big Stop Circle K 415 Nevers Rd. Waasis, NB E3B 9E1 Tel: 506.446.4444 Driver Fax: 506.446.4455 firstname.lastname@example.org
Antrim Truck Stop 580 White Lake Road, Arnprior, ON K7S 3G9 Tel: 613.623.3003 Fax: 613.623.1003 Toll Free: 866.334.4775 email@example.com Open 24-7, full-service islands, restaurant, convenience store, showers, overnight parking, drivers’ lounge, CAT scale, garage service facilities, tire service, Western Star truck dealer.
10 Acre Truck Stop 902 Wallbridge Loyalist Road Belleville, ON K8N 5A2 Tel: 613.966.7017 Fax: 613.962.4495 or Office at 613.966.4740 firstname.lastname@example.org www.10acre.com
Open 24/7 365 days, full service islands, diesel, cardlock, propane, lubricants, driver’s lounge and business Restaurant & Store: Mon-Fri 6 am – centre, seafood & burger restaurant 11 pm, Sat 7-8 pm, Sun 7-10 pm, (Le Pirate de la Mer), convenience Open 24-7, Irving FP Solution I – 24, convenience store, hair salon, drug store, washrooms, showers (4), laundry testing, showers, parking, Esso Card facilities, parking for 75 trucks, double drivers’ lounge, restaurant, convenience car wash & 2 bay pet wash, Wi-Fi, ATM, store, showers, laundry facilities, free Lock & Retail Diesel, Wifi & Fax, laundry overnight parking. fax & photocopier. facilities & CAT Scale.
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.
Ultramar 3199 Hawthorne Road, (Exit 110 off Hwy 417) Behind Ultramar Service Station Ottawa, ON K1G 3V8 Tel: 613.248.9319
Open 24 hrs, restaurant, convenience store, washrooms, showers, overnight parking & drivers’ lounge.
Open 6 am – 10pm, 7 days, full-service islands, Subway, convenience store, parking & coffee drive-thru.
Esso – Dunvegan 1515 County Road #20, (Hwy 417 Exit 51) Dunvegan, ON Tel: 613.527.1026 or 613.627.2100 Fax: 613.527.2726 Open 24-7, full-service islands, restaurant (Tim Horton’s), convenience store, parking & ATM.
Joyceville Road, (Hwy 401 Exit 632) Joyceville, ON Tel: 613.542.3468 www.myhusky.ca
Esso – Kingston Hwy 401 Exit 611 Kingston, ON Tel: 613.384.8888 Fax: 613.634.3162 Open 24-7
Esso Truck Stop
Angelo’s Truck Stop 2025 County Road 44 Spencerville, ON K0E 1X0 Tel: 613.925.5158 Fax: 613.925.5158 Open 7 days, game room, restaurant, convenience store, showers, parking & CAT scale.
Herb’s Travel Plaza 21160 Service Road, Exit 27 off Hwy 417 Vankleek Hill, Ontario Toll Free: 800.593.4372 Tel: 613.525.2120 Fax: 613.525.1595 email@example.com Open 24-7 drivers’ lounge, restaurant, convenience store, laundry facilities, ATM, internet services, showers & parking.
2154 Riverside Drive Timmins, ON Tel: 705.268.3400 Fax: 705.267.7231 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Open 24-7, restaurant, convenience store, ATM & showers.
Waubaushene Truck Stop 21 Quarry Road, Box 419, Waubaushene, ON L0K 2L0 Tel: 705.538.2900 Fax: 705.538.0452 email@example.com
Beamsville Relay Station 4673 Ontario Street, (Exit 64 off QEW) Beamsville, ON L0R 1B4 Tel: 905.563.8816 Fax: 905.563.4770 firstname.lastname@example.org
Open 24-7, restaurant, convenience store, laundry facilities, ATM, showers & parking
Fifth Wheel Truck Stop 398 North Service Road, (Exit 74, off QEW, E. of Hamilton) (Casablanca Blvd. Exit) Grimsby, ON L3M 4E8 Tel: 905.945.0300 Fax: 905.945.1115 Open 24 hrs, diesel fuel, convenience store, CAT scale, Blue Beacon truck wash, ATM, drug testing centre, gasoline, Sunoco & Irving cardlock, fullservice fuel islands, restaurant, private showers, laundry facilities, drivers’ lounge & arcade room,100+ parking capacity, chapel, motel (smoking & non-smoking).
Marshall Truck & Trailer Repair & Truck Stop Bradford Husky Travel Centre Hwy 400 & 88 Bradford, ON Tel: 905.775.5794 www.myhusky.ca
Kingston Husky Truck Stop
215 Hwy #49 Deseronto, ON K0K 1X0 Tel: 613.396.3043 Fax: 613.396.1449
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, Open 24 hrs, lunch counter, convenience store, washrooms, drivers’ convenience store (hot food, pizza, chilli & soup), laundry facilities, showers & lounge, showers & short-time parking parking.
730 Truck Stop 2085 Shanly Road, Hwy 401 Exit 730, Cardinal, ON K0C 1E0 Tel: 613.657.3019
Sudbury Petro Pass
Hwy 401, Exit 250, 806607 Oxford Road, Drumbo, ON N0J 1G0 Tel: 519.463.5088 Fax: 519.463.5628 email@example.com
Jeremy’s Truck Stop & Country Restaurant 220 Highway 17 West Nairn Centre, ON P0M 2L0 Tel: 705.869.4100 Fax: 705.869.6796
BayTruck Stop 3060 Hwy 11 North North Bay, ON Tel: 705.474.8410 Fax: 705.495.4076 Toll Free: 888.474.8410 firstname.lastname@example.org Web: www.transportmall.com
London Husky Travel Centre
Hwy 401 & 74 (Exit 195 off 401) Belmont, ON Tel: 519.644.0200 www.myhusky.ca
336 Kenora Avenue Hamilton, ON L8E 2W2 Tel: 905.561.4712 Fax: 905.561.7757 email@example.com Web: www.marshalltruck.com
Open 24-7 for cardlock, open 7 am – 12 am Mon – Fri, 7 am – 5 pm Sat, closed Sunday, full-service islands, drivers’ lounge, restaurant, showers & parking
Fifth Wheel Truck Stop
2475 South Service Road, (Exit 431, Hwy 401, Waverly Road) Bowmanville, ON L1C 3L1 Tel: 905.623.3604 Fax: 905.623.7109
Open 24 hrs., diesel fuel, convenience store, CAT scale, gasoline (self service), ATM, propane, convenience store at fuel bar, Sunoco fleet fuel cardlock, full-service fuel islands, restaurant, private showers, laundry facilities, drivers’ lounge & arcade room, 100+ Open 24-7, full-service islands, truck parking capacity, motel (smoking restaurant, convenience store, showers, & non-smoking), Bell Canada internet parking & truck repairs within 2 km. kiosk, Irving cardlock.
Johnny’s Gas Bar 448 Talbot Street West Leamington, ON N8H 4H6 Tel: 519.326.5231 Fax: 519.322.0189 firstname.lastname@example.org www.johnnysgasbar.ca Card lock open 24 hours, 7 days, convenience store, cash discount, diesel exhaust fluid and coloured fuel.
Ultramar 535 Mill Street (Hwy 401 Exit 230 on TA site) Woodstock, ON N4S 7V6 Tel: 519.421.3144 Open 24 hrs, restaurant, convenience store, washrooms, showers, drivers’ lounge & overnight parking.
Flying M Truck Stop 7340 Colonel Talbot Road London, ON Tel: 519.652.2728 Fax: 519.652.6554 flyingmtruckstop.com Open 24 hrs, 6 days, full-service islands, drivers’ lounge, restaurant, convenience store, ATM, internet services, showers, garage on premises & parking
Irving 24 5918, Rue Notre Dame Est Montreal, QC H1N 2C5 Tel: 514.257.8626 Fax: 514.259.0910 Open 24-7, restaurant, convenience store & laundry facilities.
Milton Estevan Husky Travel Centre
Fifth Wheel Truck Stop 40 Chisolm Dr. (Hwy 401 Exit 320) Milton, ON L9T 3G9 Tel: 905.878.8441 Fax: 905.878.9376
201 – 4th Street, Estevan, SK S4A 0T5 Tel: 306.634.3109 www.myhusky.ca
Husky Bulk Sales 210 North McDonald Street Regina, SK S4N 5W3 Tel: 306.721.6880 www.myhusky.ca
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 & nonsmoking), & lottery tickets.
Regina Husky Travel Centre
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 & short-time parking.
1755 Prince of Wales Drive Regina, SK S4Z 1A5 Tel: 306.789.3477 www.myhusky.ca
Petro Canada – Petro Pass 402 – 51st Street East Saskatoon, SK Tel: 306.934.6766 Fax: 306.668.6110 email@example.com Drivers’ lounge, convenience store, laundry facilities, ATM, showers, scale & parking.
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.
Husky Travel Centre
Windsor Husky Travel Centre Hwy 401 Exit 14, Tecumseh, ON Tel: 519.737.6401 www.myhusky.ca
1510 South Service Road West (Trans Canada Hwy 1 West) Swift Current, SK S9H 3T1 Tel: 306.773.6444 www.myhusky.ca June 2014 35
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1955 GMC “Chool Bus” – A True Show Stopper By Wendy Morgan-McBride
s summer approaches many things are changing. Life feels better, we want to get out and enjoy the fresh warm air, spend time with friends and family and enjoy nature and its surroundings and travel on new adventures. It is also the end for some, a new chapter in their lives, as children move forward to new grades and toward adulthood. As everyone begins their summer holidays we all need to be aware of additional activities, including tourists out and about in our towns and cities. With these activities safety should be first and foremost in our minds. And safety is a perfect segue to the introduction of this month’s featured “Cool Bus,” owned by Tim and Brenda Schmidts of King City, Ontario. This 1955 GMC doesn’t work in the traditional way
of transporting our youth to and from their educational venue; instead it’s just for the pure enjoyment of travel, equipped with everything needed to make the trip an adventure of a lifetime. The exterior of this beast of a bus is one that will keep your attention. It is painted in Canada’s own “National School Bus Glossy Yellow”, highlighted with spectacular airbrushed artwork of orange and yellow lively flames that shoot out from the top and sides of the hood and run back along the sides. They even accent the rear view side mirrors. Pinstripes of white, orange and red are perfectly placed to bring attention to another flaming scene with a skull with black faded outlines. The superb painting continues into the interior with a dark navy metallic surface covering the roof with various outbursts of artistic expression
throughout. When you enter the bus you will see a great sunburst spring with the greeting, ‘welcome’ from the front over the windshield. Continue on to a moon crest, and smiling at you overhead are puffy clouds between the three sunroofs, spaced equally along the aisle of the bus. To complete the visual impression a wonderful Angel sits atop one of the clouds as if watching over the next road adventure. A howling wolf on the back door wards off evil and protects your spirit. The upholstery is equally remarkable. The driver luxuriates in the enveloping black leather air ride seat, ideal for those long hours behind the wheel. Passengers need not worry since comfort is generously provided for all passengers as well. Two large benches with overstuffed cushions upholstered in an Indian motif of reds and blues await those ready to board. They also make great places to get some shut-eye as they pull out to provide beds. To keep everyone happy on the trip there is a glass door fridge to hold all necessary treats, a 42” TV hides nicely in the back with a surround sound system and movable speakers to keep the party going outside as well at any stopovers. Built-in Mahogany cabinets have plenty of storage and maintain the feel of lavishness. A cupboard and work station sit just behind the driver. The sink is actually a brightly painted porcelain bowl modified for the unique space requirements and set in a black marble granite countertop. Also included is a four burner stove top all with
chrome fixtures. The engine is also kept pristine both mechanically and in appearance, and powered by a high performance 500 H/P 502 big block Chev motor with dual exhausts and a power turbo 400 transmission. This bus would bring pleasure to anyone aboard it. Since its restoration the Cool bus has put on 17,000 miles. Tim gives credit to the original owner, Barry Latham, for its appearance and unique ride. Barry and friends started the project in 2003 on Vancouver Island and finished in 2008. Tim had only just purchased the bus on October 1st, 2013 when I caught up with him at the Norwood Fair Show and Shine on Thanksgiving weekend. He said, “it’s been a huge hit, everyone loves it, and I love everything about it. When I was considering this purchase I bought it sight unseen. I just kept going back to the website and finally just bought it.” It was a very emotional time for the family as Barry had passed away in 2010. This was a project he had taken to heart for many years and used the bus as a camper right from the time of purchase. No detail or spot has been missed or left untouched in this Hippie style bus with a modern edge. The bus will be a great addition to Tim and Brenda’s other 26 show vehicles they own. They love to show them off at their annual Cruise for the Cure show. This year will mark the 4th year of this kind for them. Tim explains, “this one-day show has in the past three years hosted over 1,200 show
cars from every era. We have been able to raise o v e r
$230,000 for charity, and this year will be no exception as we set out to give back to the Alzheimer Society and to prostate cancer.” If you would like more information about this event
and how you can get involved, please visit their website www. timandbrendasplace.com. I am personally going to make the trip to King City to check out all the cool rides on Sunday, July 20th. It promises to be a show stopper.
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Transport For Christ
The Joy of Being Forgiven
By Chaplain Len Reimer
he blood of Jesus signifies the washing of our sins and our justification before God. The Bible says: “Who being the brightness of His glory, and the express image of His person, and upholding all things by the word of His power, when He had by Himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high; And
they sung a new song, saying, ‘Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof:’ for Thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and union; Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost; In whom we have redemption through His blood, even the forgiveness of sins: Much more then, being now justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him.” (Hebrews 1:3, Revelation 5:9, Titus 3:5, Colossians 1:14, Romans 5:9). One of the most amazing things that the shedding of blood of Jesus Christ has accomplished is our justification before God – God receiving us just
Former CTA Chair Bill Sokil Passes Away
o n g - t i m e C TA board member and former chairman of the Canadian Trucking Alliance, William (Bill) Sokil, passed away on Friday, April 25th, 2014. He was 83 years old. William is survived by his two sons, Greg (Angie) and Robert (Valerie); four grandchildren, Allison (Ari), Stephen, Katie, and Robyn; and brother, Russell. Predeceased by his wife, Marjorie, and his parents, John and Annie. William was a pioneer in the trucking industry with Sokil Express Lines in Edmonton, a prior Chair of the Canadian Trucking Alliance, and a past President of the Alberta Motor Transport Associa38 June 2014
tion. Prayers were held Friday, May 2 at 8:00 p.m. Park Memorial Chapel, 9709 111th Avenue, Edmonton, AB and the funeral service was held Saturday, May 3 at 11:00 a.m. at Park Memorial Chapel. In lieu of other tributes, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta, NWT and Nunavut, 10985124 Street, Edmonton, AB T5M 0H9.
as though we had never sinned. Because of Christ’s blood shedding, God can look at our lives no matter how dark, how sinful, or how unclean they may have been, and declare us guilt free! In justification our debts are not only canceled, they are wiped clean; our sins are not only forgiven, they are remembered against us no more.
Justification is a legal term. If we are brought before a judge to be tried for a crime and proven innocent, we have been justified. If we are proven guilty, we cannot be justified, and we must pay the price for our crime. The only way we could ever be declared justified once we’ve been proven guilty is to have someone meet
the full demands of the law by taking our punishment for us. Christ’s blood justifies us, not because we are innocent, but because He has taken our judgement. He is the spotless lamb offered up for the transgressor – the obedient Son taking the place of the rebellious child – the caring Creator yielding His life for His
fallen creation. Lord, I praise You that I can stand before You guilt free. What a great salvation! You didn’t just pity me, You came to take every judgement I deserved. You haven’t just forgiven my past; You regarded it as though it had never happened. You are my wonderful Savior and I am so grateful.
Canadian Trucking Alliance
Bison’s “Man of Steel” Rob Wells Named Volvo-CTA Driver of the Year
oronto, Ontario – Robert Wells – dedicated Albertan truck driver, family man, community leader, and superhero to those who know him – was recently named the 2013 national Volvo Canada/Canadian Trucking Alliance Driver
of the Year. Wells, a driver for Bison Transport who lives in Calgary, was officially handed the award and honored with the title at the recent Alberta Motor Transport Association’s annual general meeting. The winner of the na-
tional award is selected from existing recipients of the Volvo Truck Driver of the Year in each of the Canadian provinces. The award is presented annually to a Canadian professional transport driver who holds a collision-free driving record, demonstrates
a high level of professionalism both on and off the road and demonstrates courtesy within the industry and the public arena. Wells, 63, is a 40-year veteran of the trucking industry, spending his last 15 years with Bison as both a company driver and lease
operator. He has logged about 6-million collisionfree miles in his career. During that time he has racked up several safe driving awards at the companies he’s worked for. More recently at Bison, Wells has trained and mentored new drivers as an in-cab instructor and has served on Bison’s driver advisory board, where he makes recommendations to the company on driver issues, equipment and safety. He also served on the 2011-2012 AMTA Road Knights team, where he travelled the province educating students about traffic safety and careers in the trucking industry. Although he loves trucking, Wells’ greatest passion is his family – his wife Marlene, his five children, 13 grandkids and five greatgrandkids – who see firsthand Wells’ strength and dedication. Several years ago Wells was diagnosed with cancer. Instead of taking a break and giving up his seat, he continued to work throughout his chemo treatments and
other therapies and eventually beat the disease. “He is a man made of steel and accomplished what few other men could,” says Bison’s Garth Pitzel, Director of Safety and Driver Development. “Diligent, ethical, moral and valiant are just a few words to describe Rob. I never met a driver with more commitment than this man.” Throughout his life, Wells has been extremely active in the community. He’s been involved with his local Cub Scouts and is a long-time member of the Lion’s Club in Calgary, where he has received many accolades. He has also assisted several charities, including raising funds to supply villages in South Africa. “Through his actions both on and off the road, Robert personifies what this highly coveted award represents and it is an honour to recognize him as the nation’s professional Driver of the Year,” says CTA President David Bradley.
More Distracted Driving Along I-95
new report shows distracted driving is a growing problem along a section of one of the most heavily travelled interstate’s in the U.S. In its second annual report on distracted drivers on Interstate 95 in Northern Virginia, AAA MidAtlantic number found that the frequency I-95 drivers are likely to use their cell phone while driving increased from 56% in 2013 to 62% this year. It also found the number of distracted drivers on I-95 who have had a traffic incident or near-miss as a result of their behavior has increased from 24% in
2013 to 31% in 2014. Fifty-four percent of all distracted drivers on I-95 say they are at least occasionally responding to a work-related issue. These responders are 10% more likely than non-work responders to have an incident or near miss behind the wheel, according to the study. It also found work responders are also more likely than non-work responders to read texts, write texts and read/respond to emails. Just 18% of area drivers say their employer has a policy regarding the use of cell phones while driving.
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Health & Fitness
Just Start Walking By Dr. George Traitses
alking – it’s the simplest thing you can do to give yourself a workout. Keep in mind that moving is improving. Even 15 minutes a day can start you on the way to an activity habit. Walking is the easiest choice when the weather is agreeable, but don’t let a little rain or light snow keep you indoors. Here Are Some Tips to Get the Most Out Of It: Dress properly. In mild weather, wear several light layers so that you can remove a layer as your body warms up from the activity. If it’s a chilly day, bring gloves and a hat. You want to be comfortable and enjoy your walk. Wear supportive shoes. Thin-soled, untied or loose-fitting shoes may result in a twisted ankle or sore arches – not the benefit you are looking for! Wear footwear that is appropriate for the weather – your walk will not be enjoyable with cold or
wet feet. Bring a bottle of water. It’s surprising how quickly you may become thirsty, even on a short walk. Get your arms moving while you walk. Swing them gently front to back. As an added bonus, it will limber up your shoulder joints and muscles. Walk at a comfortable, brisk pace. The quicker the walk, the greater the benefits. A companion is a good idea. Ask your partner, a friend or one of your children to come along with you. When to Walk Getting into the activity habit is easiest if you choose a specific time each day. If you are a morning person, that might be before you go to work or after the kids are off to school. Not a morning person? A walk on your lunch break will work up an appetite and help your digestion. Alternatively, if evening is the best time for you, schedule your walk after
dinner and evening chores are completed. The important thing is to decide on the best time for you and try not to allow other things to get in the way. Look at your walk as an
enjoyable break in your day – a time when there are no chores to do or deadlines to meet. Breathe deeply. Look up at the sky, the trees and the rooftops. Smile. Life gets better when you fit in a walk.
For more information on health and safety visit the Ontario Chiropractic Association, a voluntary professional association whose mission is to serve our members and the public by advancing the
understanding and use of chiropractic care at www. chiropractic.on.ca or call 877.327.2273. Dr. George Traitses can be reached at 416.499.5656 or visit www.infinite-health. com.
The Benefits of Fruit
By Brenda Ricker
e always hear there are so many benefits to eating fruit. Well, here are some that are very beneficial. Pineapples help digest food and build strong bones. Cherries contain cyanidin, an
antioxidant that protects the body from cancer cells. Grapes improve the nitric oxide levels in the bloodstream that reduce blood clots. The amino acid, tryptophan, found in bananas reduces depression. The natural oil in oranges keeps your skin looking young and fresh. Pectin in apples can lower your bad cholesterol by 16%. Drinking lemon water can help cure bad breath and drinking it in the morning improves your elimination as this helps detoxify your system. The arginine in water-
melon rinds rids the body of excess ammonia and helps heal wounds. Fruits that are high in water content and help hydrate your body are: pineapple 95%, watermelon 95%, cantaloupe 89%, grapefruit 90%, pears 92%,
blueberries 95%, and tomatoes 94%. Giving the body good foods and keeping it well hydrated makes for a happy body. I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Foreign Worker Program Suspended By George Fullerton
n May 1st, the Department of Employment and Social Development website announced that Eassons Transport was suspended from the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) pending an investigation into the company’s requests for Labour Market Opinions. LMO’s are required to prove the need to hire a temporary foreign worker over a Canadian resident. Eassons is a Berwick, Nova Scotia based company serving routes in Canada and the United States. According to a May 8 CBC report, Eassons had successfully participated in the Temporary Foreign Worker program in 2013, and was hoping
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to hire additional workers through the program to cover vacationing drivers this year. In the report Paul Easson said he expected there had been a complaint about their use of the program and that Eassons was cooperating fully in an audit of their use of the program. Easson explained that there has been a shortage of truck drivers over the past ten years, they had not been fully staffed, and found that the program provided a solution. He said he hoped that the audit process would proceed quickly and felt that, when completed, the audit would prove the company had done nothing wrong. A Labour Market Opinion (LMO) assesses the
impact that hiring a temporary foreign worker will have on the Canadian labour market, and is required in some cases to complete a work permit application. A Labour Market Opinion (LMO) is issued by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada in response to an employer’s application to TFWP. The LMO is provided to Citizenship and Immigration Canada and is communicated to the employer. Chairman of the Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association and General Manager of Atlantic-Pacific Transport, Donnie Fillmore, commented that their company has never used the TFW program in 40 years of business, but well understands its
value and knows that several APTA members have subscribed to the program successfully. Fillmore said the application process requires significant data, including a Labour Market Opinion. He went on to say that there may be hundreds of Class 1 drivers unemployed through the winter season, “but that doesn’t mean they are available or qualified to run long haul for us. It also does not mean that those drivers necessarily meet the qualifications that our business requires.” Tr u c k i n g c o m p a n i e s want to hire from within the local labour pool, but when that labour pool does not offer qualified candidates, the temporary foreign worker program
offers a reasonable and practical alternative to secure qualified and eager employees, commented Fillmore. The Department of Employment and Social Development website quotes over 64,000 temporary foreign workers in Canada on Labour Market Opinions from January through
May 2014 and more than 40,000 to be on the LMO from April through June 2014. In 2012, the truck category was ranked eighth of the top occupational groups according to the number of temporary foreign worker positions on positive Labour Market Opinions in Canada.
LNG Pinnacle™ at ACT Expo
ong Beach, California - Mack’s natural gas-powered Mack® Pinnacle™ models were on display at the Alternative Clean Transp o r t a t i o n ( AC T ) E x p o 2014, spotlighting the manufacturer’s leadership in natural gas. ACT Expo, North America’s
largest clean fleet expo, took place May 5 to 8 at the Long Beach Convention Center, Long Beach, California. Mack booth No. 1357 showcased the Pinnacle Axle Back model with both LNG and CNG power. Ideal for regional haul and LTL, the Mack
Pinnacle is equipped with the Cummins Westport ISX12 G engine. The maintenance-free aftertreatment, requiring only a three-way catalyst to meet EPA 2010 and CARB emissions standards, combined with low-cost natural gas, reduces vehicle lifecycle costs.
“Mack is a longstanding leader in developing solutions that are designed with customer needs in mind,” said Roy Horton, Mack Powertrain Product Marketing Manager. “This includes natural gaspowered solutions, which offer reduced greenhouse gases and an increased return on investment for
our customers.” Mack has been a leader in natural gas technology development for more than two decades and has been offering natural gas-powered Mack TerraPro™ models since 2009. Mack plans to introduce a natural gas-powered version of the Mack Granite® model and its recently
announced Mack LR series refuse vehicle as well. Horton participated in a panel discussion with other OEMs titled HeavyDuty Natural Gas Trucks: A Reality Check at 2:45 p.m. Tuesday, May 6. For more information about Mack, visit o u r w e b s i t e a t w w w. macktrucks.com.
Mack’s natural gas-powered Mack® Pinnacle™ models were on display at the Alternative Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo 2014, spotlighting the manufacturer’s leadership in natural gas.
Supply & Demand “Normalizing”
healthier trucking industry has reflected extremely tight capacity in the truckload sector, but there may be a period of modest relief in sight, according to newly released report from the freight forecasting firm FTR. “There is a possibility for some relief of the tight truckload capacity over the next few months if freight growth slows as expected in the second quarter,” the group said in a release. ���The stressed supply situation of today is caused, primarily, by regulatory drag on shipping capacity along with the winter disruptions” Although trucking capacity will stay tight throughout 2014, “it looks
like much of the supplyand-demand balance is coming back down to a more ‘normal’ level as shippers are finishing their spring freight season and the backlog of loads caused by the winter weather has largely subsided.” Jonathan Starks, FTR’s Director of Transportation Analysis, noted ‘normal’ remains a relative term, since the industry continues to be operating at much higher levels of utilization than in the past. “Recent data shows a strong uptick in economic activity, but it will be hard to know if we are merely playing catch-up from a bad first quarter or if there is some real sustained growth occurring.”
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The Safety Tip Adviser
Air Conditioning Can Be Dangerous!
By Alvis Violo
ith the summer months having arrived, we need to remind ourselves of the dangers of air conditioning. Most of us could not live without air conditioning. In hot, humid climates it is more than a modern comfort. Air conditioning is an essential element in getting through hot, sweltering, sticky days. But, like most modern conveniences air conditioning has its down-sides. Are they sufficient to make you think twice about having an air conditioner in your home, office or vehicle? Many researchers believe they are. Let’s Find Out Why. A building’s air-conditioning system can be described as the lungs of the building. The air-conditioning system draws in outside air, filters it, heats, cools or humidifies it, circulates it around the building, then expels a portion of it to the outside environment. The quality of the air many people breathe at work or at home is totally dependent on the operation of the building’s air-conditioning system. Substandard airconditioning will lead to poor indoor air quality, which leads to irritable and potentially very sick people. The cost of poor airconditioning at work is enormous. Studies show that increased sick leave and lower productivity related to poor air-conditioning costs many millions of dollars each year. The human costs of poor air-conditioning include viral illness, respiratory problems, and deadly Legionnaires Disease (or Legionella).
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What are the health effects of poor air conditioning systems? Often the cause of respiratory and nasal symptoms is not properly diagnosed; therefore the work related nature of these afflictions is not recognized. There are three major categories of health problems: Lungs and respiratory tract problems (runny nose, blocked nose, coughing, sore throat, sneezing), and virus and bacteria reactions (fever, chills, headaches, muscular ache, nausea and vomiting.) Diseases include influenza, bronchitis and Legionnaire’s Disease. Allergic reactions can be itchy nose, watering eyes, shortness of breath, wheezing and coughs. Other illnesses include sinusitis, asthma and humidifier fever. It has also been proven that the body undergoes a certain amount of stress when forced to go from a boiling hot environment into an air conditioned one. Transitioning from an outside temperature of over 100 degrees Fahrenheit to an inside temperature of less than 78 degrees is bound to play havoc with one’s health. Who is at risk? People who spend a great deal of time in their homes such as the elderly, workers in
air-conditioned buildings, and venues such as hotels, museums, aquariums and gaming establishments. Air conditioners in cars or trucks also have their problems. Micro-organisms have been found within air conditioning uni t s t ha t m ay c aus e breathing problems. Researchers at Louisiana State Medical Center identified eight different types of mould living inside 22 of 25 cars tested. Vehicle air conditioning units can also circulate air-borne diseases, most famously Legionnaire’s Disease. If the unit has cheap filters or is not properly maintained it will simply recirculate pollutants. Of course, there are also positives to air conditioning. It creates a pleasant atmosphere inside, regardless of what is going on outside. It may eliminate heat rash and help hay fever sufferers by removing pollens from the air. The removal of dirty and dry air is also accomplished by air conditioning. The decision to use air conditioning is, of course, yours. Having weighed the pros and cons you may decide that the best option is to use it, but do so sparingly, not going below 78 degrees, and
not becoming reliant on it. Then hopefully we can all enjoy the benefits of air conditioning and avoid the detriments at the same time. Drive safe, think positive and be prosperous. Alvis Violo is the C.E.O.
of Emergency Road Services Corporation., a coast to coast 24 hour bilingual roadside assistance company dedicated to the trucking industry in Canada and the U.S. For more information visit www. emergencyroadservices.
com or call 877.377.2262. Please send your questions, feedback or comments about this column to alvis@ emergencyroadservices. com.
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Maritime Pro Stock Tour
Atlantic CAT to Present 15th Annual Atlantic CAT 250 in 2014
alifax, Nova Scotia – The Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour and Scotia Speedworld are excited to announce Atlantic Cat will return in 2014 to present the 15th Annual Atlantic Cat 250. The second of only two 250 – lap events on the 2014 schedule, the Cat 250 will mark event nine of 12 for the region’s prestigious touring series. The race will be held at Scotia Speedworld on Saturday, August 9th and will highlight the biggest stock car racing weekend
in the Halifax market this season. “The Atlantic Cat 250 is the crown jewel of the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour and Scotia Speedworld season. Atlantic Cat has been a great supporter over the years and this event is well known on the eastern seaboard. We are honoured to continue our relationship with Atlantic Cat in 2014,” said Ken Cunning, General Manager of the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour and Scotia Speedworld. “Atlantic Cat is proud of
its 15 year affiliation with the premier racing series in Atlantic Canada. The appreciation shown by the drivers, teams and race fans has made our continued involvement an easy decision,” commented Dan MacLeod, Rental & Used Equipment Sales Manager at Atlantic Cat. “The extent to which teams go in preparation for the race event is truly incredible. All for the chance to hoist the Scott Fraser Memorial Cup and call themselves an Atlantic Cat 250 winner. Doing so
places them amongst an elite group of racers.” The Atlantic Cat relationship with the marquee event at Scotia Speedworld dates back to 2000 and is the longest active race and sponsor relationship of its kind in Atlantic Canada. In the previous 14 editions of the race, nine different drivers have triumphed, with only three of those hailing from Canada. In the 2013 edition of the event, Craig Slaunwhite of Terence Bay, Nova Scotia became only the second Nova Scotian to successfully defend his home turf by winning the Atlantic Cat 250. The driver who cut his teeth at Scotia Speedworld led the most laps (165) in the race en route to a performance that ended with the #99 Halifax Glass and Mirror Chevrolet in victory lane. In order to take the victory, Slaunwhite had to hold off the likes of Shawn Turple (Enfield, Nova Scotia) and Shawn Tucker (Fredericton, New Brunswick) – both of whom are multitime series champions but have yet to hold the Scott
Fraser Memorial Cup as the winner of the Atlantic Cat 250. The 15th Annual Atlantic Cat 250 will see the green flag fly for qualifying at 5:00 PM on Saturday, August 9th. In addition to qualifying and the 250-lap feature for the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour, the card will include a 50-lap feature for the Maritime League of Legends Tour and a point paying feature for Scotia Speedworld’s Hydraulics Plus Bandoleros. The race will be available via live streaming at www.RaceTimeRadio.com. Prior to the 15th Annual Atlantic CAT 250, the track will be hot on Friday evening, August 8th for the Dartmouth Dodge Sportsman 100, which also serves as the final event in the Maritime Sportsman Challenge. All event and ticket information for the Atlantic Cat 250 weekend can be found at www.scotiaspeedworld. ca. About Atlantic CAT A t l a n t i c Tr a c t o r s & Equipment Ltd. (Atlantic CAT) is a full-line Caterpillar Equipment and Engine Dealership serving the provinces of Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick. The dealership meets the business needs of its customers by providing superior products backed by excellent parts and service capabilities. Atlantic Cat operates from eight locations. The company is engaged in the sale, lease, rental and service of the full-line of Caterpillar Earthmoving and Engine Products. These include machines for use in a variety of industries such as Mining, Forestry, Agriculture, Road Building, Road Maintenance, General Construction and Light Construction operations. The company sells and services the full-line of Caterpillar diesel Engines and Power Generation products for use in appli-
cations requiring Stand-by or Prime Power diesel generating products, Marine Power for commercial vessels, Truck Power for the on-highway trucking industry and time-saving Harvesters for the agricultural industry. About the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour The Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour (PST) is considered the highest level of stock car racing in Canada. The Tour is recognized in the industry as one of the healthiest stock car racing series in North America. PST visits five tracks throughout the Maritimes during its May through September season. The Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour is owned and operated by Maritime Pro Stock Tour Limited. For more information, call our administration office at 902.481.2531 or click www.maritimeprostocktour.com . You can also follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/prostocktour and like us on Facebook at www.facebook. com/prostocktour. About Scotia Speedworld Scotia Speedworld (SSW) is a 3⁄10 mile asphalt oval racing facility. SSW is the only track in Nova Scotia to host a weekly racing series, which runs May through September and features six different classes of race cars. SSW also hosts special events, including Monster Jam and the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour. SSW is located at Exit 6 on Highway 102, across from the Halifax Stanfield International Airport. For more information please click on www.ScotiaSpeedworld.ca or call our Event Hotline at 902.873.2277 or our office at 902.481.2514. Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/sswracing and follow us on Twitter www.twitter.com/ sswracing.
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Women in Trucking
How to Attract & Engage Female Drivers
By Ellen Voie
f you are a typical trucking company, you have one female driver for every 19 males. This is the national average (around five percent). There are some carriers who enjoy a much higher female driver pool. What are they doing differently? First, they have a culture that values and appreciates women. Years ago you could walk into a terminal and see more women in the mechanic’s calendars than you did in trucks. There were only men’s restrooms and showers and the few female drivers who entered the lounge
were teased mercilessly. Fortunately, that has changed, but not everywhere. There are some p l a c e s t h a t h a v e n ’t changed the environment and those are the carriers that have a hard time attracting women to the workforce. Look at the company’s recruiting ads. Do they always show a male driver with his mind on the “wife and kids at home?” One recruiting ad said the company was looking for “a few good mustaches.” Another ad read “take your wife to the big island.” Do they really think women feel included in these recruiting efforts? Are there women visible in management roles at the carrier? If so, women will feel welcomed and valued by the company when they see more women in leadership roles. Another thing to think about is your pet policy.
For many women, a pet is not only a companion, but a safety feature. A barking dog has scared away more than one predator in a parking lot and many women require a pet friendly company policy. Following are ways some carriers that have joined Women In Trucking Association as corporate members are engaging their female drivers. 1. Find a way to bring them together. Host an event or give them all tshirts that identify them as drivers for your company. 2. Sign them up as members of Women In Trucking so they can enjoy the benefits as well. They’ll receive invitations to networking events, opportunities for mentoring, a weekly e-newsletter, a lapel pin and membership card and more, for only $10 under the corporate membership. 3. Send them to the Salute to Women Behind the
Wheel held each March at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Kentucky. They’ll receive a red t-shirt and a bag filled with goodies from the sponsors while they enjoy the chocolate fountains and entertainment. Visit salute2women.com for information about the event. 4. Direct them to the Women In Trucking Association Facebook page where over 5,000 drivers share tips, trials, and successes with one another. The site is monitored by drivers for drivers and the information is current and relevant. 5. Encourage your current drivers to mentor a newcomer. You can direct them to the Women In Trucking website, or just ask your own drivers to offer support and encouragement to those new to the company. There are carriers that are becoming more ag-
gressive in their efforts to recruit female drivers because of the benefits women bring. Not just as drivers filling a need, but as well qualified employees who bring a different perspective to the job. As drivers, women take fewer risks according to Ron Kipling, author of “Safety for the Long Haul.” Kipling credits this trait as being related to differences in the level of testosterone between men and women. Trucking company executives often tell me that women are better at completing their paperwork and often treat their equipment better than their male counterparts. Regarding communication, women are often viewed as being better with customers as well. As trucks become more driver friendly and the freight is no longer being “fingerprinted” by drivers, the opportunity to become
a professional driver extends beyond those who are big, muscular, and mechanically minded. The length of haul is getting shorter and time at home is viewed as crucial in attracting and retaining drivers. Adding women to the driver pool is not just something we should do to fill a need; it’s something we should be doing because we have an opportunity to utilize underrepresented potential. As carriers, you can attract and retain more women and you should WANT to be increasing your percentage of female drivers. Use these suggestions and maybe you can enjoy more safe and conscientious drivers in your fleet. You can contact Ellen Voie, President / CEO of Women in Trucking, Inc. at Ellen@WomenInTrucking. org.
Government of Prince Edward Island
Be Alert for Motorcycles
rivers should be extra cautious now that Islanders are again taking to the province’s highways on their motorcycles, says Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal Minister Robert Vessey. “Since May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, now is the time - when the weather is improving and motorcycles are on the road again - to remind Islanders to stay alert,” Minister Vessey said. Nearly 10,000 Islanders hold a class six motorcycle drivers licence, and there are 2,700 motorcycles registered in Prince Edward Island. More Islanders and visitors every year are using motorcycles to tour our province or as a fuel-efficient mode of transportation. However, since 2008 there have been 189 injuries and 13 fatalities from
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accidents involving motorcycles in the province. Speed, lack of attention, driving while distracted by a mobile device, or driving while impaired by alcohol or drugs can all contribute to these accidents. Motorcyclists should attempt to be as visible as possible and always follow posted speed limits and traffic laws. Assure that all lights and systems are in working order, and
wear a helmet and other appropriate gear. Visit www.gov.pe.ca/ highwaysafety for more safety information including the driver handbook and the rules of the road. In addition, motorcyclists can access regular instruction in Prince Edward Island from the Canada Safety Council to help improve their skills; for more information visit www. ridertraining.org.
Minister Robert Vessey (centre), Red Rock Harley-Davidson General Manager Jamie Lowther (left) and Dave Corney of the Canadian Veterans Riding Club.
Women in Freight Transportation By George Fullerton
esearch relating to the trucking sector labour shortage suggests that young people and women in particular, have a low percentage of participation. The Trucking Human Resource Canada (THRC) has launched the Supporting Women in Freight Transportation (SWIFT) initiative.
Statistically, women represent just under 50% of the Canadian labour force. However, in the trucking and freight transportation sectors, they fill a far smaller portion of the employment positions. According to THRC, 25% of positions in freight claims/safety & loss prevention are filled by women. In managerial
and dispatching positions women represent 11% and 18% of the staffing contingent, respectively. As parts technicians and mechanics, transport trailer technicians and cargo workers, women fill these positions at 13% and 3% respectively. Behind the wheel, women represent just 3% of the employed contingent.
The Trucking Human Resource Canada has launched this initiative to encourage more women to consider a career in trucking. Supporting Women in Freight Transportation (SWIFT) was launched in April at the Truck World Show in Toronto. Prior to the launch, THRC had created an advisory committee to support the
initiative, which counts more than twenty women in trucking companies from across the country. This national advisory committee will steer the development of an employment action plan for women, and will include a national employment strategy, identification of best practices, and identification of challenges and existing barriers. Promoting trucking as an industry of choice for women, THRC CEO Angela Splinter, said that her organization has increasingly been hearing from women about employment concerns and their underrepresentation in the workforce. The THRSC determined the time was right to launch a program to encourage women to consider a career in trucking. While there is a notable shortage of drivers, Splinter pointed out that the industry also offers employment in many career tracks. She said the program will start out surveying women currently in the industry, as well as managers, and consult with the SWIFT advisory committee about the chal-
lenges and opportunities for this demographic. The inaugural meeting also welcomed Ellen Voie, President and CEO of Women in Trucking, a US based organization mandated to promote the employment of women in trucking, and to remove obstacles that might keep them from succeeding. Women In Trucking also celebrates the success of its members. Splinter said that SWIFT welcomed the wisdom that Voie brought to the event and expects to continue a positive working relationship with this organization. The objectives of SWIFT include raising awareness among women of the career opportunities available, and refining recruitment and retention practices which better support their integration into the workforce. SWIFT will also develop practical tools to engage with and connect women to careers in trucking and freight transportation. The THRSC expects to have its report available in the fall. A plan of action will follow from the results.
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The Complacency Coach
Improve Your Maintenance with Cleanliness
By Bruce Outridge
t is show time across Ontario and the outdoor shows will fill with custom trucks and enough chrome to blind a cat. Show quality is a bit different from road quality when it comes to keeping your truck clean, but it certainly is a goal to strive for. I am a big believer in treating the truck like you own it. I call that “Owning Your Position” and it is a great way to focus on being the best you can be. Most people think keeping a truck clean is just too much work, or it isn’t my truck so why should I take care of it. There is a word called “pride” that should enter into the equation, but keeping the truck clean is much more than that. Keeping the truck clean should be part of your maintenance routine. With CSA around and a focus from carriers on doing proper inspections, it is just common sense to know what is going on with your truck on a daily basis. If you feel it is too much work to keep the truck clean, then it may be a safe bet that you are willing to cut corners
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on your inspections and maintenance. If you are cutting corners on inspections and other tasks you may be missing items that require attention which, left unaddressed, can have you sitting at the side of the road waiting for a tow truck. So the simple equation is that improving your cleanliness will improve your maintenance. As you clean the truck you will notice things naturally before they go wrong. For instance, you are required to check your wheel fasteners every day to see if the nuts are coming loose. If your truck is covered in dirt you won’t look to see if they are coming loose. Most drivers in an inspection are touching the odd fastener so you may miss a loose lug nut. Rust dripping down from a lug nut is a sign that a wheel nut is coming loose. If the dirt is covering the wheels you may be missing important signs as to whether you have wheel problems or not. Someone who polishes their wheels and keeps them looking like new will notice things like rust, cracks, and other important signs of wear. The same thing goes for other components around the truck. So if cleanliness on the truck hasn’t been your strength to date then now is the time to start. How do you start? First, you have to get the truck to a basic point of cleanliness. Spring is a perfect time to give the truck a good cleaning, make note of any items that need repair, and take time to go through the whole truck section by section, just like a pretrip inspection. Create a
schedule for cleaning, or better yet put the cleaning supplies in your truck. Those times when you are sitting around waiting to get unloaded are great opportunities for getting your truck cleaned without taking time away from your family. Just make sure you keep waterless hand soap in the truck as well. I did much of my cleaning this way. By cleaning as you go, you will notice those items that are beginning to go while on the road. It will also make you want to keep your truck well maintained because you have invested that work in keeping it in top shape. Maintenance and cleanliness go hand in hand and spring and truck shows are a good incentive to getting your own truck in great shape. It will help your career, company image, and maintenance program. Try it and see! Bruce Outridge is a transportation consultant with over 30 years of experience and author of the books Driven to Drive and Running by the Mile. To learn more about Bruce and his products visit his website at www.outridgeenterprises. ca.
Novacab International Inc.
Novacab Announces Plans for Distribution
a n d i a c, Q u e b e c - Novacab International Inc. has announced to its shareholders that it is addressing the trucking sector in the USA and Canada with the penetration of the market of 458,000 trucks with sleeper cabs out of a fleet of 2,400,000 Class 8 trucks in the USA and Canada. This technology especially applies to
240,000 units used for refrigeration. Furthermore there are 125,000 new vehicles of Class 8 with sleeper cabins built every year in North America. Distribution of the Novacab product line is being done through a network of distributors: there are three types of Distributors: Class A Distributor: Dealers selling trucks
Class B Distributor: Tr a n s p o r t c o m p a n i e s handling their own fleet Class C Distributor: Service Centers catering to all independent brokers needs for maintenance repairs. In the next 6 months, 10 Distributors will be operational followed by the goal of having 25 Distributors within 2 years. Our objective is
to have the Distributors retrofit existing vehicles and provide for the installation of units within the market of 125,000 Class A trucks built each year. At an average unit cost of $ 10,000.00, Novacab’s revenues shall attain new heights. This represents 4,850 units at a value of $ 10,000.00 USD per unit. For the first 12
months, $4,589,000.00 USD of sales for Novacab International Inc. This technology allows for the vehicles to maintain electrical power used for heating and refrigeration without the need to operate the engines or through the use of generators. This provides for a reduction in yearly fuel consumption between 6,000 and 8,000 litres per
truck as well as a reduction of C02 and other gas emissions as well as prolong the engine’s useful life between 200,000 km to 300, 000 km. Currently 22 states in the USA and half of the Canadian provinces have recently passed legislation forbidding idling truck engines when stopped anywhere especially at truck stops.
Government of Newfoundland & Labrador
Investments in Transportation Infrastructure
he completion of one of the largest road infrastructure projects in the province’s history is a step closer today with the release of a tender for further paving of the Trans Labrador Highway. This work builds on the more than $500
million that has been invested in the key piece of transportation infrastructure in Labrador and will include a total of 140 kilometres of paving between Happy Valley-Goose Bay to Cartwright Junction and Happy Valley-Goose Bay to Churchill Falls.
“Completion of the Trans Labrador Highway has been a major focus of our government’s commitment to ensuring there is a well-developed transportation network in Labrador. With investments totalling more than $500 million over multiple
years, we have developed and paved 463 kilometres of highway connecting communities and creating new opportunities for residents and businesses.” Quote from The Honourable Nick McGrath, Minister of Transportation and Works.
The tender includes 60 kilometres of paving between Happy ValleyGoose Bay and Churchill Falls and upgrades to parts of the highway infrastructure and asphalt repairs on Route 520, Hamilton River Road in Happy ValleyGoose Bay at various loca-
tions between Markland Road and London Street, which will be completed in 2014. The tender also includes 80 kilometres of paving between Happy Valley-Goose Bay and Cartwright Junction that will be completed by fall 2015.
Appears to be Solution to Challenges Facing Port By Michael Howe
t was in February of this year that over 1,000 non-union truckers walked off the job at the Port of Vancouver, followed by about another 250 unionized truckers in March. The short lived strike brought major issues to the attention of the Port and the industry. Hundreds of millions of dollars in cargo was essentially stranded in the Vancouver area while the recipients waited for a resolution to the strike. Those truck drivers who walked out did so due to compensation. Drivers desired pay increases and pay for time generally spent waiting for cargo. Ultimately, drivers and the Port came to a compromise whereby there was a 12 per cent increase in round trip rates, as well as a minimum rate of $25.13 for drivers on
hourly wages. Additionally, drivers who were concerned about stability received an agreement to look at ways to improve the port licensing system. On May 20, 2014, Vincent Ready of Labour Arbitration and Mediation Services, made several recommendations designed to help improve trucking operations at the Port Metro Vancouver. Ready was directed to make recommendations on how payments are to be made to owner operators for wait times. They include: a method for payment of wait times for owner operators who do not have a port GPS system in their rigs, identification of the organization, company or entity responsible for the payment, a mechanism to ensure that wait time payments, including the retroactive payments, are paid to the affected drivers while the GPS systems are
being installed, reviews and clarification of wait time formulas, and advice on the introduction of hourly rates to be paid to owner operators instead of trip rates. With Ready’s recommendations, the Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, and the Honourable Todd Stone, British Columbia’s Minister of Transportation, offered the following joint comments to achieve stability in the Port Metro Vancouver trucking industry. “Mr. Ready has submitted recommendations to Transport Canada officials, which will be acted upon quickly. These recommendations allow for wait times to be measured and truckers to be compensated accordingly, consistent with the Joint Action Plan.” They added, “It doesn’t end here. Discussions on further steps to implement the Joint Action Plan and
on long-term solutions for stable and efficient trucking operations at Canada’s busiest port will continue. We are confident all parties will continue to work together to achieve longterm stability at the port. The efficient movement of marine containers through Port Metro Vancouver is critical to Canada’s AsiaPacific Gateway and the national economy. It is
crucial that it continues to be a reliable and efficient port of trade for Canada.” While Mr. Ready acknowledges the complexity of the port issues, he summarized his recommendations: “That said it is our view that immediate action must be taken with respect to wait times. To date, drivers have not been compensated for wait times and in our opin-
ion, it is necessary to provide recommendations to assist in facilitating such compensation.” With the backing of the government, it appears there may be a solution to the challenges facing the Port issue. Follow Mike on Twitter @TruckingDC. Like Mike on Facebook at www. facebook.com/Trucking PoliticsMore.
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Driver’s Seat By: Carl McBride email@example.com
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or over 45 years I have been travelling the major highways of Canada. When I do I am very comfortable running with truckers. However, I am very nervous about cars on the 400 series highways in Ontario. I am a four wheeler and have great respect for truck drivers. That is why after all my years of driving I am accident free on major highways. The drivers I spoke with opened my eyes on how poorly four wheelers are driving our major highways The question this month: “Do we need more police patrolling major highways in Canada day and night?”
Steve Lillie drives for Glen Fay based in Perth, Ontario: “Yes, we need more policing on the highways. Trucks may have speed limiters on but four wheelers don’t. Police need to slow the cars down. Speed limiters cause trucks to travel in packs. In bad weather if a lead truck loses control, the whole group crashes. Convoys of trucks are dangerous. For that reason speed limiters must be stopped. Back in the day if four or more trucks were travelling together a police officer simply got on the CB Radio and told them to break it up.”
Vl a d C h y k a s h e v drives for PRVT Logistics based in Milton, Ontario: “Right now I don’t believe we need more Police to patrol trucks. The problem is when you are doing 105 KPH down the highway and five or six cars pass you like you are parked, then there is a problem. Why are cars allowed to speed at will and truckers are blamed for accidents? It is time to crack down on the four wheelers.”
Marc Paradies drives for Atlantic Pacific Trucking based in Royal Road, New Brunswick: “Police must come out on the highways and control the four wheelers. The most dangerous time is when a car passes and the driver uses the right hand side mirror to pull in front of you. Don’t people read what it says on the mirrors? ‘Objects are closer than they appear’. Cars get rear ended by trucks for that reason. Time to send four wheelers back to school.”
Bob Vrooman drives for Kitchener, Ontariobased BLM Deck Division Trucking: “We need to get more police on the highways to control the four wheelers. They are getting more and more dangerous with their speeding. Speed limiters on trucks are causing them to travel in convoys. If a lead truck blows a tire or gets cut off by a four wheeler, you have a chain reaction accident. This past winter was hell for trucks because of these limiters. Think about it!” If you have any questions or ideas contact me at 613.902.5324 or at carl@ woodwardpublishing.com. Be Safe Out There!