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August 2014 Issue 75

—S e rv i n g Q u Ê b e c & Atl a n ti c P r ov i n c e s—

August Theme:

Insurance & Wealth Management Products By Marek Krasuski


rucking is a complicated business, and amid all the regulations and demanding compliance standards to contend with, companies, drivers and owner operators need to protect themselves, firstly on the road with adequate insurance coverage, and secondly, off the road by maximizing the value of their hard earned cash and preparing for a comfortable retirement. The number of wealth management tools is probably as diverse as the dizzying number of insurance options which are subject to a wide range of influences such as delivery destinations, loss ratios and driver performance to name a few. Sourcing financial planners online to create wealth management portfolios is a good place to start, but these websites are general in their descriptions of the services they provide. Instead, their messages invite prospective clients to set up consultations before advice is given. Still, they do give readers something to think about beforehand. Some advisors draw attention to mistaken assumptions common to many who are new to financial planning. Among them is a lack of understanding the different financial tools available and the results each are designed to achieve. Others include believing that one catch-all financial Insurance, page 4 >>

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Theme: Insurance & Wealth Management Products

Consultation: A Good Place To Start In Negotiating Insurance Contracts & Sourcing Wealth Management Products Insurance >> tool is sufficient, failing to understand how retirement income streams work, or overlooking the risk of losing maturity potential on investments because of unplanned major expenses. Wealth management issues deal as much with sound financial planning today as they do with future earnings. Cash flow management can increase profits or spell doom for companies that fail to get their finances in order. Factoring is one popular tool that helps carriers manage expenses by providing quick turnaround times on receivables, less fees, to cover operating expenses. Similarly, a manageable level of debt and good credit history are indicators of financial well being. But in today’s complex world consumers seek as much protection as possible. The need for sound investment management, for example, is coupled with the desire for security against accident/disability, education expenses for children, and leaving something behind for loved ones. Such widespread demands for protection call for advice from experts in the field of financial planning. Selecting the right mix of wealth management products is as difficult as deciding on the right insurance plan, equally subject to innumerable influences. That aside, there are, for example, private insurance alternatives to WSIB coverage for contract workers who are considered small business owners. Qualified candidates may be eligible for accident-only and accident-plus-illness coverage. Some providers suggest

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that broad coverage offered by private insurance plans include: 24 hour loss of income accidentonly that protects average earnings, minimum of 24 months for short term disability, accidental death and dismemberment of $300,000, long term disability coverage to age 65 or 70, extended health and drug insurance, plus out of province coverage for long haul truckers with US exposure. Others advise owner operators to purchase bank loan protection versus traditional business overhead expense reimbursement as a means of protecting their assets. Owners who finance their truck through lines of credit have the advantage of paying off the entire outstanding amount through bank loan protection in the event of a disability. What carriers and owner operators can expect to see more of in the near future is usage-based insurance, a term that essentially acquires crucial information drawn from telematics devices. Telematics are

capable of measuring and recording a lot of information such as the frequency of driver acceleration and braking, speed, the sharpness of turns at corners, lane changes, etc. Traditionally, rates have been set by past crash history. Usage-based insurance will instead look at driving behaviour to predict future crash risk and set premiums accordingly. Another incentive to the telematics-based model is that drivers, knowing their behaviour is recorded, will operate vehicles more carefully, thereby contributing to lower insurance premiums. While data collected from telematics is crucial, it is by no means singular. Fleets stand to benefit by working closely with their brokers, providing information, and proof of, additional riskmitigation policies and procedures. Differences in coverage can vary considerably. A small carrier might look at loss-of-use coverage in the event of a breakdown or accident that sidelines the truck. Such coverage

would typically provide for a substitute vehicle so business can be carried on as usual. Larger fleets, by way of comparison, may find loss-of-use coverage unnecessary as another vehicle may be on hand to continue operations. Similarly, a local cartage company may not find it necessary to purchase enhanced liability as, say, a carrier with frequent trips to the US, particularly in highly litigious states. Where policies can differ by such determinants as delivery radius, commodities, driver history, satellite tracking and other factors, some aspects of insurance coverage are singled out for special consideration. Linda Colgan has been in the transportation business for nearly 30 years and is Senior Account Executive with Bryson and Associates Insurance Brokers. Colgan draws special attention to cargo insurance since it is one of the most complex and misunderstood parts of the industry which potentially renders the carrier responsible for freight loss

or damage. “So many carriers do not understand that by virtue of their signature on the shipper’s contract they are exposed to so much risk,” Colgan cautioned. A shipper contract could include a “cost of delay” term which transfers the risk of delayed freight onto the carrier. A delay of even two hours to a production line at GM, for instance, could result in huge losses to the carrier. Colgan’s advice is to encourage carriers to consult with the select few insurers who specialize in the commercial transportation market. In such examples, the carrier could negotiate with the shipper to eliminate the pitfalls or to have the insurer agree to include the condition into the insurance contract, likely for an additional fee. Aside from shipper contracts, carriers need to pay close attention to the terms of their own insurance policies. Every insurance contract carries exclusions, some of which could be detrimental to the carrier. A contract could

include a dusk-to-dawn exclusion in which case the carrier would be responsible for cargo theft/ damage during this period. Other exclusions could be high risk items like alcohol or electronics that may not be insured in the event of loss or damage. Colgan also cautions carriers to be attentive to bills of lading that have a declared value written on them. If the declared value is less than its real worth, the carrier could be responsible for the difference. To add to the complexity, outbound freight is usually accompanied by two valuations under the Highway Traffic Act. But not all is lost in the labyrinthine world of insurance. Even though freight is described as the ‘Rubics Cube” of insurance, a term Linda Colgan coined to describe the complexities, there are solutions. The best one is to consult with a commercial transportation broker and have the important exclusions endorsed, or removed from the exclusions list and put into the insurance contract. The endorsement will likely increase premiums, but the added expense may well be worth the effort. Indeed, Colgan urges carriers to cast their gaze beyond the bottom line and source the best coverage that minimizes risk. “Are you signing documents not knowing what the legal repercussions are? You may save $300 on a premium but expose yourself to $100,000 of risk to uninsured freight.” In the complex world of wealth management products and insurance coverage, the default position should be to contact experts who can help protect your interests.


Hallmark Insurance Brokers Ltd.

Wealth Management Plans Provide Buffer Against the Unforeseen While Maximizing Returns By James Broad Ph.D., Chief Operating Officer


nsurance and wealth management first begins with a clear understanding of your goals and dreams which are as individual as you are. Starting a new family,

preparing for retirement, or running a business? A customized plan helps you manage risk which can bring you closer to your goals through an integrated planning process. Wealth management can be more than

just planning for your retirement or protecting you against risk. Wealth management is a process designed to help you better understand financial independence, identify the roadblocks and help you fill in those gaps in

achieving your short or long term goals. Wealth management products are the ideal vehicles designed to help you meet your personal goals. With the proper monitoring Hallmark Financial Planning can ensure that

you’ll continue to meet your goals. A sound wealth management plan protects you against uncontrollable events such as death or disabilities as well as helping you to plan for controllable events such as retirement. Meeting Your Needs Through a Wealth Management Product How do I maximize my estate? When you own certain assets that you wish to pass on to family members, you’ll be able to benefit from two key tax advantages featured in a tax-exempt life insurance contract. Savings are sheltered from tax, and the entire value of the policy including the death benefit and investment value will be passed on to your named beneficiaries tax-free. How can I supplement my retirement income? The savings you accumulate in a tax-exempt life insurance policy can be used to help supplement retirement income. You can do this though systemic withdrawals. How can I preserve my estate through a wealth management product? The asset your children will inherit will become a significant tax bill on your death. Capital gains are payable on such assets as your nonregistered investments and your family cottage. Almost half of the value of your RRSP or registered retirement income fund (RRIF) will be given to CCRA. Tax-exempt life insurance can provide beneficiaries with an insurance amount that will offset taxes owing. This step will then leave your estate intact. How do I leave a legacy to my favorite charity? You can leave a charitable gift with a tax-exempt life insurance contract. This is due to the tax-sheltered

growth as well as the tax free death benefit that is paid out to the charity. You also benefit by either reducing your taxes annually or by providing tax relief to your estate at the time of your death. How do I meet my business needs through this wealth management product? You can retain key employees through a tax exempt life insurance contract. Since this product includes both a life insurance portion and a tax sheltered savings component a policy can be placed by your company on a key person. Your company will pay for the life insurance coverage on that key person, thus providing the funds needed to carry on if that key person passes away prematurely. The key person contributes to the savings component that is building tax-shelter savings to help towards retirement or estate planning. How does a wealth management product assist your family when I’m the sole owner of my business? The insurance value can help your family cover off any tax liabilities on your estate. If your family decides on selling the business the insurance proceeds can be used to keep the company operating until the sale. You could also use the death proceeds to help fund the requirements when terminating the business. A tax-exempt life insurance product with an integrated approach to wealth management will provide the insurance solutions you are looking for and at the same time help towards your investments goals. Ask your Hallmark Financial Planning advisor at 905.944.4061 to help you meet your needs today.


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Business Insurance Matters

Review Cargo Limits Regularly

By Linda Colgan


ransportation is somewhat deemed as an ever changing industry. Predictably a carrier can be guaranteed one thing – freight will change over the course of the year. Other issues may remain a constant but the freight fluctuates with the times and demands of society. Change can also be imposed by competition through rates, increased manufacturing, or success in securing a contract. Even a tragedy could dictate changes in freight and lanes travelled i.e.,

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immediate need of specialized equipment, water, emergency supplies. These changes pose a question – how many times will a carrier review their cargo exposure/limits compared to the scope of coverage offered by their policy? The answer should be “regularly.” Some carriers will purchase exaggerated limits for the comfort of eliminating all possibilities of beaching their policy limits. A premium is charged for this luxury and is not an option for many. The possibility to purchase higher limits for a specific load also exists, but a trip transit rider also has the expectation of premium. In most cases the annual premium to increase the policy limits is more appealing financially than to do multiple trip transits during the course of the year. With diligent review of the cargo average and

maximum values it is most feasible to purchase the proper cargo limits with perhaps a bit of inflation for the security. In determining the proper cargo limits it is necessary to be aware of the origin of the goods along with how the goods are being shipped on the bill of lading. A carriers’ focus should not be isolated to only the cargo limits on an insurance policy. Dispatch and management should always be conscious of the cargo policy coverage ranging from the limits to warranties of the policy (i.e., tarpaulin warranty, locked vehicle warranty) restrictions imposed by application of specific endorsements (i.e., reefer breakdown, theft endorsements) and last, but not least, the scope of policy coverage ( i.e., is loading and unloading, employee dishonesty, etc.

included or excluded). Changes to the commodities being hauled may be specifically excluded from the cargo coverage i.e., heated or refrigerated freight, electronics, pharmaceuticals, copper, livestock, alcohol. In some cases Insurers may have limitations on specific types of freight. These are all outlined within the insurance policy. Material changes in risk may deem an insurer to deny a loss or inflict additional charges for the

change in exposure i.e., hazardous goods. It is of paramount importance to keep your insurance Broker aware of any significant changes during the course of the year. Entering into a freight contract may bring immediate jubilation to the income of the carrier but the contract between the carrier and the shipper does not necessarily bind the Insurer to the same exposures. Contractual obligations could extend a carrier to accept responsibility that is not insured or insurable and therefore self assumes the risks i.e., delay. It is highly recommended that a carrier forwards any shippers contract to legal counsel for interpretation of the risks involved and how to reduce their exposures by amending and negotiating the contract on their behalf.

A carrier should never sign a contract before sending a copy to their insurance Broker to review. Gaps between the expectations of the contract versus how the insurance policy will respond can be discussed. In some cases an Insurer may have to endorse the policy to bind the interests of all parties. I n s u m m a r y, r e v i e w policy conditions, endorsements and exclusions. Ask questions and review the exposures regularly i.e. terminal catastrophe limits. More importantly, keep your Broker aware of any significant changes during the course of the year. Linda Colgan has been an Insurance Broker in the transportation industry since 1986 and is a Senior Account Executive with Bryson & Associates Insurance Brokers Inc. To contact Linda, call 416.809.3103 or email her at lcolgan@ brysoninsurance.ca.


How to Evaluate Credit on Your Customers By Bruce Sayer

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wning and operating a trucking company demands more than just common sense. To navigate the difficult choices company owners and fleet managers face every day requires road sense, solid judgment, people skills and good business acumen. Too often it’s the business decisions without due diligence that can catch up with you and leave you in a difficult position. Here’s an example to illustrate my point; Company XYZ Trucking has just secured a new customer that promises to keep 3 trucks busy every week with a long haul to Los Angeles, California. A steady demand for fresh produce covers the back haul. This, for any trucking company, is an excellent opportunity. So XYZ Trucking assigns its best equipment and drivers to the lane and commits all needed resources to ensure reliable, safe delivery of goods to satisfy their new customer. For 3 months, deliveries are made, invoices are issued and drivers are paid. Prob-

has yet to pay any of its invoices and XYZ Trucking is facing a cash flow shortage. It’s not that the new customer won’t pay; they are just notoriously slow despite the carrier’s ongoing efforts to collect. In today’s restrictive economic times, customers that are hit the hardest will either try to stretch out their payments or worse, fail to pay at all. This is a common situation in the trucking industry, and one that needs to be avoided whenever possible. So how does a trucking company evaluate new customers to assess whether they are good for the company? The answer lies in due diligence. When your company delivers product for a customer, then invoices, then waits for payment, your company is in fact extending credit to that customer. Every new customer should complete a credit application and provide references from other businesses that have extended credit to them. Be sure to check the applications, too many

the information and then fail to verify the data. It’s unlikely the potential customer will list a contact that reports anything negative, but if the customer has trouble coming up with three or four good references, it probably indicates trouble. If a customer balks at handing over such information, the reason is most likely because they have bad credit. A second approach is to check the customer’s website for a list of their clients a n d call

financial closet. The most effective method to assess your customer’s ability to pay is to run a credit report on them. There are several fee-based options available to you providing different information at varying costs. Select a service that best meets your needs and budget. Accutrac Capital is one of Canada’s leading factoring companies in the freight

ed and cost free access to the tool to conduct credit searches. “We have amassed a database of nearly 2,000 active companies specifically related to the trucking industry.” says Charles Sheppard, President of Accutrac Capital. “Providing credit information on each of these companies and permitting free access to this information allows our clients to make informed decisions prior to taking on new customers.” Mr. Sheppard explains further, “Supplying valuable information, providing trusted advice and assisting with business decisions is in keeping with our overall philosophy; to make the lives of our customers easier.” Once you have completed your due diligence, you may still take on the new customer despite their record of taking 60 to 90 days to pay. After all, even slow paying customers are revenue sources. It is important to remember that there are alternative ways of working with your new client. Ask for

a substantial deposit, or consider invoice factoring to gain immediate access to your money. Factoring companies like Accutrac Capital provides funds within hours of issuing an invoice to your customer. Factoring invoices is now considered a common business practice to ensure steady reliable access to cash for trucking companies that work with slow paying customers. With the lowest advertised rates, excellent customer service, convenient services and a sterling reputation for integrity, Accutrac Capital has quickly been established as a leading “go-to” financial lender to the trucking industry. Gathering information and tracking your customer’s credit rating isn’t just something you do at the outset of a relationship. Ongoing monitoring will alert you of potential problems that may affect your customers’ ability to pay and help you avoid getting burned. For more information about assessing credit and invoice factoring, visit us online at www.accutraccapital.com.


the accounting departments for a reference. Even if your potential new customer happily completes a credit application, it doesn’t mean they don’t have a few

transportation space. With the launch of its new website (specifically designed to service the trucking industry), Accutrac features a “Credit Search” tool accessible by paid subscription. As a value-add to all its factoring clients, Accutrac


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Eastern Report

Ice Road Trucker Star, Alex Debogorski, Gears Up for Special Olympics By George Fullerton


nne Marie Shannon, Coordinator of the 3rd Annual World’s Largest Truck Convoy for Special Olympics Nova Scotia, scheduled for September 20, 2014 said the enthusiasm for the event is building in a big way. At mid-July she explained there were 112 trucks of a 140 truck convoy already committed, and the word was abuzz that Honorary Convoy Marshal and Ice Road Truckers star, Alex Debogorski, will attend. Debogorski has been a central part of the History Channel’s 8-year long Ice Road Truckers reality show. As convoy marshal, Alex will ride in the number two truck, following the lead position which is reserved for the truck and trucker who raises the highest amount of pledges. Funds raised go to support athletic, educational and social activities for people with intellectual disabilities. The Nova Scotia Convoy is one of many convoys across the continent which combined with others makes this the World’s Largest Convoy for Special Olympics. In addition to catching a glimpse of Alex in the convoy through the streets of Dartmouth, the public can also meet Alex at a public event scheduled for Friday afternoon at the Enfield, Nova Scotia Irving Big Stop. Irving Oil has thrown their support behind the Nova Scotia Convoy, signing on as a presenting sponsor. The scheduled Big Stop appearance is the best chance for fans to get up close to meet Alex as the general public’s access will be restricted. Of course, if anyone is really keen to get up close with the reality TV star they only have to register for the Convoy and sign up with a big mitt full of pledges. 8    August 2014

Since Alex is making a commitment to this important cause, Eastern Trucking News, thought it only appropriate to interview Alex, arguably one of the most famous truckers in the world. Speaking from his hometown in Yellowknife, NWT, Alex explained his interest in the Special Olympics event: “Special Olympics event is very important to me. I did a Convoy for Special Olympics in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, a few years back and met a Special Olympian and we had a great time. It was an exciting and very important event for him and we had a great time doing the Convoy. I kept in contact with him for a time, but unfortunately he has since passed away. So many of these Special Olympians struggle with, more than just a few issues in their lives.” Alex continued, “I still have a place for the Special Olympics movement, and I like to support the effort whenever I can. Special Olympics is a powerful movement, and it is important everyone support their efforts.” He went on to comment that fund raising Convoys are an excellent opportunity for truckers to participate in community efforts. Most truck drivers are on the road for long periods of time, away from their family and when they are home something like a Convoy is a good way for them to give back to their community. Out on the road drivers face a lot of burdens; they work extremely hard, they deal with increased regulations, and always face the risk of mechanical breakdowns. They miss a lot of important things going on at home; birthdays, graduations, anniversaries. They miss a lot of family and community events. Trucks and driving

are a big part of their life, so if they can combine home time with a little of truck business mixed in it is good for them and their family.” Participating in Convoys by gathering pledges and driving in the convoy shows their dedication to their community, and also puts a smile on faces, explained Alex. He continued, “Fund raising convoys are an opportunity where the general public gets up close to a truck and puts a face of a driver to the trucks. They see trucks every day, but they don’t understand very well the challenges that the drivers deal with. Convoy events are a chance to meet drivers and others from the industry, and maybe gain a little better understanding of the industry and the challenges the drivers face. We aren’t ogres. Some of us might look like ogres, or smell like ogres after we have been out on the road for a spell”, he said, punctuating his jibe with his trademark belly laugh, “We are just people, working hard to make a living for our families.” Alex was born in Alberta and has lived the past thirty seven years in Yellowknife. He boasts that he has eleven children and nine grandchildren, has 150 vehicles including a 1994 Freightliner in his back yard. The Freightliner had seen duty doing ice road work, but over the past few seasons the TV gig has taken him away to other regions of the north and he drives whatever truck History Channel has arranged. “I could bring my own truck and make a little more money, maybe, but I have to get it there and get it back out, and you never know what mess might happen. It is a lot simpler to fly in, jump in somebody’s truck, work

Alex Debogorski, a central part of the History Channel’s 8-year long Ice Road Truckers reality show, aaid: “I am really looking forward to participating in the Nova Scotia Special Olympics Convoy. I have not been in eastern Canada much, and I know there are a lot of ‘Ice Road Truckers’ fans out there.” the season to get it done, and jump on a plane and get home.” Alex recalled, “When I came to Yellowknife in 1976, at the time we crossed ice over the Mackenzie River to get to town in the winter. In the early 1980’s I began hauling north on ice roads. We work two months, February and March usually, but it all depends on the freeze up. For two months, you just run as long and as hard as you can go, then it is done, and you go home and on to something else.”

In the ice road ‘off season’, Alex concentrates on work with his gravel truck, hoe and dozer, operating around Yellowknife under his banner Eagle North Contracting. In addition to making topsoil, Alex does landscaping contracts in his community. Alex concluded his talk by reiterating his interest in the Special Olympics: “I am really looking forward to participating in the Nova Scotia Special Olympics Convoy. I have not been in eastern Canada much, and I know there are a lot of ‘Ice Road

Truckers’ fans out there. I am looking forward to meeting a lot of them, and meeting a good bunch of Special Olympians. All sorts of people come out and support this cause that is so important to the life of the Special Olympians. I hope to see you all in September.” You can support the Nova Scotia Special Olympics Convoy through Alex’s facebook page, www.facebook.com/TheIceRoadAlex or through truckconvoyns.ca/tag/ truck-convoy-novascotia.


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Keeping Your Vehicles Clean

Truck Washing – Water Costs

By Jack Jackson


ater costs are an essential fact of life, and even more so for commercial carriers whose operating costs, including water, are a determining factor in maintaining financial viability. For this mid-summer issue I leave you, dear reader, with some facts to consider in weighing your overall cleaning expenses and choosing the best cleaning approach. Did you know a 3/4” hose dispenses 17 gallons of water per minute? Using this hose at normal city water psi of 35-50 for 1

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hour will equal 1020 gallons of water. Water/sewer rates range from as low as $0.01/gallon to as high as $0.04/ gallon across North America. As most people know, when you look at your water bill there are monthly fixed fees, variable usage fees for water consumption, and fees for sewer rates. Very few actually have a meter on the sewer to determine usage. Generally, sewer rates are a percentage of the water rate billed as cubic feet or gallons used. Running water for 8 hours straight using a 3/4” water hose will cost $80 to $300 per day. For 365 days your costs can be in the range of $29,000 to $100,000 per year of water. Do you know your water use? Jack Jackson is President

of Awash Systems Corp. “We solve vehicle wash-

ing issues where no one else can.” Email: jjack-

son@awashystems.com or call 800.265.7405. Visit

our website www.awashsystems.com.


Manitoulin Transport

Manitoulin Purchases Jomac Transport of Winnipeg


innipeg, Manitoba - Manitoulin Transport announced on July 7th that it has purchased Jomac Transport of Winnipeg, Manitoba. The latest of several strategic investments in Western Canada, this builds on Manitoulin’s purchase of Smooth Freight of Brandon, Manitoba in November 2013, and provides Manitoulin with comprehensive ground coverage throughout Manitoba. “Nothing says commitment to a region like providing complete coverage

and by acquiring Jomac we now have Manitoba covered,” said Don Goodwill, President, Manitoulin Transport. “Jomac was very appealing to us because of their strong customer relationships, high quality of service, disciplined approach to operations, and because they have a company culture similar to our own.” Jomac Transport prov i d e s d a i l y ov e r n i g h t freight-shipping service between Winnipeg and three northern communities in Manitoba: Thompson, Flin Flon and The

Pas. From its northern docks, it also delivers to most outlying areas in the north such as Lynn Lake, Leaf Rapids, Gillam, Norway House, Cross Lake, and Snow Lake. Jomac Transport also services remote communities during winter road season. Under the terms of the purchase agreement, all of Jomac’s assets and employees will be absorbed by Manitoulin Transport. “We believe our customers and employees will be in good hands with Manitoulin,” said Wes MacLean, President, Jomac Trans-

port. “This merge will certainly benefit companies in Manitoba as Manitoulin can provide more extensive coverage and services to help bring their business to the next level.” MacLean will be staying on at Jomac Transport in a consulting role as it transitions to Manitoulin. “We said a few years ago that we were committed to rounding out our services and reach in Western Canada, and we made good on that commitment,” said Gord Smith, CEO, Manitoulin Group of Companies.


Stretching Your Miles

FITZY – Saskatchewan Hijacking By Peter Fitzgerald


ther than the swarm of bugs that can plaster my windshield, I like driving the prairies, but last month got me questioning my position. I was traveling east about 15 minutes behind a buddy of mine, minding my own business when I saw him pulled over by

the side of the road. He had an RCMP behind him, and as I drove past I saw three RCMP cruisers in front of him. For a while I thought my co-worker was in serious trouble, having that many cruisers surrounding his truck. A couple hours later I called his cell phone half thinking nobody would answer since he would be

in jail. But, sure enough, he answered in a chipper fashion. “Are you smuggling Central American children into the US from the North?” I joked. “Nope, I got hijacked by the RCMP for their local speed trap,” he quipped. Apparently RCMP can, and will, pull over a random commercial highway

tractor for an inspection, and they don’t need any cause or suspicion to do so. Then, as the trucker is pulled over and they are filling out a perfectly clean inspection report (which apparently takes about 45 minutes), three RCMP cruisers park in front of the truck and wait to pounce on their prey. In Saskatchewan, if a

police officer has pulled over a vehicle (or an ambulance is present) with the cruiser lights flashing, traffic must slow to 60 km/h while passing the roadside vehicles. Obviously not many do. The three cruisers parked in front of the truck wait with their speed guns, using the truck as cover or bait. The officers easily catch their fish within the allotted time. When they are all busy handing out citations, the original officer finishes the clear inspection and waves the bait – the trucker – good bye. The trucker, meanwhile, gets a clear inspection but wastes 45 minutes in his log book. I was just wondering, can truckers apply for commission on those fines? I mean really, isn’t our time money? I’m not necessarily complaining myself because I’m fortunate enough to work for a company that pays me $50.00 for every clean inspection I get. Okay, that’s $66.67 per hour, not upside down for my hour, but not much of a benefit for my company. What happens to those operators who don’t get paid $50.00 for a clean inspection? I guess they just have 45 minutes of blissful “on duty not driving”. I’m not sure what others think about this practice but I’m feeling a little v ul ner able an d take n advantage of – in other words, used and ma-

nipulated. Not that it’s anything new. I’m married with two young kids, so I’m used to it. But experiencing it from law enforcement officers is a little bit different than from my family. We come to expect it from kids, but not from those who are sworn to serve and protect. I’m sure there are operators who would park their truck all week long for $66.67 an hour, but I kind of think the concept is complicity to entrapment. I don’t want to come across as complaining. I’m just paranoid enough to think that if I complain too much the officers would just turn around and find something wrong with my truck at the same time they ticket the unsuspecting four wheelers. Now that would be efficiency. 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 peter@ thrconsulting.ca. THR Consulting Group Inc. is an acco u n tin g an d consulting firm specializing in Lease/Owner Operators. You can further research related topics at thrconsulting. blogspot.com or call at 877.987.9787.


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Cross Border Services

Businesses More Profitable If Contraband Stopped

By Dawn Truell


rust me, this writer knows all about how the economy here in Ontario is not doing so well and hasn’t been for quite some time now. Although our government does play a large hand in this problem, working directly within the cross border industry I can tell you there’s something else that is greatly affecting our economy: contraband smuggling. For every kilogram of illegally smuggled drugs we are boosting the economy of another source country – Mexico, Somalia, Columbia, Yemen – as well as organized crime. On top of that we have to take into account the amount of people that have been killed during the harvesting, packing and transportation of these illegal drugs. Once these drugs hit our streets we have a real problem with drug addiction and drug related deaths. More wrenching is that our children are at risk of being marked for either distribution or ingestion of these

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drugs. This process then spirals and continues into the hospitals and drug addiction facilities for remediation. Money is spent on cleaning our streets and combating illicit drug use instead of focusing our economic efforts on legal products like food, clothing, supplies, cars, etc. – all of which will boost our economy. The following are recently reported drug smuggling incidents. With carpets imported from Pakistan, after landing at Pearson International Airport, CBSA Officers seized 20 kilograms of heroin that was found concealed in strings woven into these carpets. Along with the heroin, false ID’s and cash were also found. The RCMP was called in by CBSA Officers. Arrested were four men from Toronto: Tajudeen Fanikayode, 52, Saidi Sanni Olufeko, 38, and Peter Ajiri, 34, all of Toronto, along with Akeem Onaola, 46, of Mississauga. All were charged with importing drugs into Canada, possession for the purpose of trafficking and conspiracy. CBSA discovered 46 kilograms of uncut cocaine hidden in a cargo container in the port of Halifax, Nova Scotia that had been en route from Panama to Montreal. The container had 207 suitcases which, with the utilization of Xray detection equipment, displayed clearly that

10 of the suitcases had contraband sealed in flat packages, each containing 4.5 kilograms of cocaine within the wall of the container. The RCMP was called in and four men, all from South America, were arrested in Montreal. A maverick group of drug smugglers who were selling 20 kilograms of cocaine a week on the streets of Montreal and its environs were finally arrested by the Montreal Police. Forty arrests were made on suspects linked to organized crime groups such as the Mafia, the West End Gang and outlaw motorcycle gangs in Montreal. These largescale drug traffickers were also busted for marijuana, hashish and numerous other illegal drugs. They were operating for the monetary benefit of not only themselves, but also contributing to these criminal organizations. During the arrests both the Montreal Police and the RCMP seized, in addition to the drugs, $750,000 in cash, eight firearms and two indoor marijuana grow operations. In Sarnia, Ontario, CBSA seized over 123 kilograms of cocaine, worth $12 million, that was packed in 105 small brick sized packages hidden in the false bottom of a pickup truck while tow men were entering Canada via the Blue Water Bridge. These men were attempting to smuggle in more than

1,000 kilograms. On Highway 401 West, OPP Officer stopped a car for a routine traffic violation. During the stop the officer began to suspect that the man behind the wheel was carrying drugs. The officer decided to conduct a search of the car where he discovered $745,000 in cash that he immediately seized. Upon further investigation the officer uncovered that the cash was linked to cocaine traffickers in Montreal. Harold Douglas Maybee, of Noyan, was arrested and charged with being in possession of the proceeds of crime and money laundering. In the US, CBP officers arrested two females, separately, attempting to smuggle $2,155,000.00 worth of cocaine at both the Pharr and the Hidalgo International Bridges recently. These women were what the drug lords like

to call “transporters”. I’m sure you have all seen the TV shows out there that depict the plight of those who transport drugs. They do this because they are either forced into these illegal activities or motivated by monetary gain. They don’t seem to worry about the risk of capture with the drugs in their possession, in their vehicles, or drugs bursting inside of their bodies and killing them. Worse still, even if they make it to their destination, the chances are pretty high that they will be killed. One of the women, 19 years old, a teenager in my books, was caught while driving a 2005 Chevrolet Cobalt. She was referred for secondary screening, upon which intrusive imaging displayed 25 packages of cocaine weighing 62.3 pounds valued at $1,994,000.00. The second woman, another 18 year

old teenage, was caught by CBP with $161,000.00 worth of cocaine. It is with great passion that I continue on my quest to aid in the prevention of contraband smuggling which unfortunately infects our society on a daily basis, killing our friends, relatives and, sadly, children as well. We all struggle to survive in this economy, so let’s not contribute to the wealth of the drug lords; instead the wealth of our own families and our great country Canada should be our priority. For information regarding any topic listed above or anti-smuggling, anti-human trafficking and anti-terrorism initiatives such as PIP, FAST, C-TPAT, and CSA, please contact Dawn Truell of Cross Border Services at 905.973.9136, email dawntruell@gmail.com, or visit www.c-tpat-certified. com.



Proactive Measures Required to Address Driver Shortfall, Recruiter Says By Marek Krasuski


he TransX Group of Companies is a leading transportation service provider with 2,500 employees that include support staff, drivers and owner operators. The company describes itself as committed to recruiting, retaining and developing the best employees in the transportation industry. Recently, TransX brought on board Craig Goldstein as Recruiting Manager to reinforce the company’s commitment to a robust and sustainable recruitment program. The June edition of Ontario Trucking News featured the ongoing shortage of drivers and technicians and as a recruitment expert for 14 years, Craig Goldstein has since shared some insights about the prevailing shortage and his company’s efforts to deal with the challenge. Goldstein attributes the shortage, in part, to a problem of perception. “The truth is that there is a stigma attached to the trucking industry,” he says, reinforcing the mistaken image of the truck driver which hardly

squares with the facts. Every industry stakeholder knows that manoeuvring trucks in heavy traffic and tight areas is tricky business, but only a small part of the job. Staying abreast of compliance standards, managing paperwork, handling technology devices, and successfully negotiating trans-border crossings demands knowledge, skill, and a willingness to shoulder many responsibilities. As a seasoned recruiter Craig Goldstein calls for carriers to be proactive in their recruitment efforts. “There are good companies out there who bring interest and credibility to the driving profession. After all, it’s a tough job. Drivers have to be knowledgeable about many things and have the ability to think on their feet and make timely decisions. I give them a lot of credit because there is no room for failure, he says.” Other companies, he suggests, should have mentorship and training programs to guide newly minted drivers through the process. Indeed, part of the shortage is due to the

reluctance of some carriers to hire inexperienced drivers, preferring instead to save time, in the short run, by putting seasoned drivers on the road as soon as possible. Goldstein encourages companies to be patient; keeping in mind that even veterans once were in the same position as today’s novices. TransX already has established a safety oriented driver program which includes a policy of recruitment for drivers with clean safety records, safety training for all terminal employees, safety benchmarks and other initiatives. Still, Craig Goldstein will be developing his employer’s training and mentoring program further, ever mindful of the long term consequences of a driver shortfall. “If we don’t have enough quality drivers the shortage will reverberate throughout the economy. Customers rely on efficient deliveries so a qualified driver pool is essential to guarantee that freight arrives on time and the commercial carrier industry lives up to its reputation.”


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Tires & Wheels

Tires & Wheels

Why Do My Tires Lose So Much Air?

By Harvey Brodsky


question truckers frequently ask me is why tires lose air and what can be done about it. It is a good question and deserves a good answer; so let’s take a look at the four main reasons why your tires lose air. Let’s also consider

what can be done about the problem. The main cause of air loss can be traced to one or more punctures in the tread area of a commercial truck tire. This doesn’t necessarily mean it will result in a catastrophic tire failure, but it may just mean the tire is slowly leaking air because it has picked up a nail or another sharp object in the tread area of the tire. Punctures in the tread area can lead to the tire losing just a few pounds of air pressure every day. Although this may not sound like a big deal, in just a week, a truck tire designed to hold 100 PSI can be down to 80 PSI, causing premature wear and possibly

leading to a tire failure. City driving usually leads to a higher incidence of punctures than over the highway driving. The second reason why tires lose air is because of osmosis. Truck tires are designed today with steel belts and excellent inner liner compounds that are engineered to keep air from escaping. However, over time air will still slowly escape, perhaps just 1 to 2 PSI per month, but over a twelve month period that 100 PSA tire will be down 10 to 20% (to 80 – 90 PSI). That 20% underinflation can cost you almost 2% in truck fuel economy. At today’s fuel prices that isn’t chump change.

The third reason for air loss is leaking valve cores. Also, leaking valve cores can stick in cold weather and freeze up, which just makes the air loss problem worse. Many fleets just will not even go to the trouble to check their tires in the winter because of sticking valve cores. A good solution here is to switch to V2B valve caps (send us an email to info@retreadtire.org or call us at 831.646.5269 and we’ll give you more information about where to buy these wonderful valve caps) The fourth and most obvious reason why tires lose air is because of tire damage mainly due to tires hitting curbs. Side-

wall cuts and snags can also lead to the loss of air. Driver education leading to increased awareness can significantly reduce this problem. Tire experts have been preaching for years about the importance of inspecting your tires on a regular basis – at least once weekly – to look for damage, irregular wear and poor inflation pressure. Unfortunately, in the real world it does not happen frequently enough because it takes time, money and effort to do the job properly. Installing and using automatic tire inflation systems which adds air to the tires whenever they are below the fleets rec-

ommended specifications, is a great way to ensure that your tires are running at the proper air pressure at all times. By keeping their tires properly inflated a fleet achieves significant financial benefits. Improving tire removal mileage, maximizing fuel economy, improving retreadability and reducing tire related roadside service calls are the critical reasons to keep your tires properly inflated. Our Tip of the month is that by keeping your tires properly inflated you will reduce headaches and keep your tire costs as low as possible. You aren’t doing this for a hobby, are you?


Retread Tire Association

More About Tire Gauges & Air Pressure by Gary Nichols


ust yesterday, I went to check my car’s tire pressures, and my fancy digital gauge had a dead battery and my old stick gauge produced radically different readings each time I “stuck” the same tire. I dug out a dial gauge I’d used very little, and it didn’t work at all. I also have an electric air pump I bought at Sears, and the gauge on it never matches any other gauge I use. How difficult can it be to make a decent tire gauge for CARS? I shudder to think of how much money

I’ve spent over the years, buying new ones. I sometimes think it’s a symptom of the fact that nobody much cares about their air pressure until they don’t have any. I’ve been to auto parts stores, hardware stores, etc., and the result is always the same: Price is determined by features, not by quality. It would be nice to be able, once, to buy a good, accurate, reliable gauge, even if it cost a bit more than the ones on offer everywhere. It’s almost as if we insist we want people to use a gauge on

their tires, but refuse to provide them with a decent tool for doing so. Truck tire gauges are probably much better built, but the range is all-wrong. It’s another of those paradoxes, just as when we had all those problems with tires on Ford Explorers: That was just about the time when the last of the “free” air pumps disappeared. Nobody wants to go to a tire store for a “free” check, because they know the tire store will make them wait, then try to sell them something. We need two things: Truly free air and decent

gauges! The following was just received from Gary Nichols of RTA Member Emerging Products Sales, LLC in reply to our RTA news about tire gauges and air pressure. Incredible coincidence, Harvey. Just two hours ago I was doing an air pressure check on my personal vehicle using my Budini Tire Management system. I was utilizing our hi-tech Bluetooth psi tool and decided to calibrate to two different store supplied psi gauges- one traditional stick gauge and also a dial style gauge with an actual

release valve. Both being higher end and supposedly better quality than most motorists would usually invest in. I also calibrated all the equipment against my factory set and annually calibrated master gauge I use for my commercial truck tire work. The end result- both the stick and dial car tire gauges were between 5-6 psi readings above actual. With my set pressure I run in my tires at 32 lbs they were showing mostly 36 psi! That is in excess of a ten percent false reading. The real problem occurs

when the inspected tire is set to say 30 psi based on the stick gauge- the tire would then have an actual pressure of possibly six pounds less or operating at as low as 24-25 lbs. Totally unacceptable- subjecting the tire to excessive wearexcessive fuel consumption- and most concerning- exposing passengers to unsafe conditions. Contributed by Gary Nichols, President, Emerging Products Sales, LLC Cornelius, NC. Contact him by email at garynichols@ emergingproductssales.com or visit www.emergingproductssales.com.



New Tire Family for Maximum Service Life


anover, Germany - The new Conti Hybrid HS3 and Conti Hybrid HD3 in 19.5 inch formats for steering and driving axles are aimed at the regional transportation segment for vehicles with a total weight of more than 12 metric tons. Equipped

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with powerful overload reserves, the new Hybrid tires can handle the higher weight of modern Euro 6 vehicles, and the varying load conditions that are a common feature of regional transportation. The perfect choice particularly for trailers used in regional transportation

Conti Hybrid - new tire range in 19.5 and 17.5 inch formats for the booming regional and distribution transport market.

is the Conti Hybrid HT3 19.5. This tire, constructed to suit the handling characteristics of towed units, can easily handle powerful torsional movements at unloading sites in the urban freight distribution. It is also suitable for vehicle chassis with returnable containers or

in the disposal sector, and has proven its worth in long-distance trips between depots. The steering axle tires of the new Conti Hybrid family are marked “M+S”, the drive axle tires with “M+S”, and the Three Peak Mountain Snowflake Symbol (3PMSF).


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New Products & Services

Phillips Industries

New Partnership will Offer the Latest Innovations in Harness & Trailer Lighting Technology


anta Fe Spring, California – Phillips Industries entered into an exclusive distribution agreement with Innotec Group earlier this year. This partnership meshes Phillips’ well established quality reputation and customer relationships with Innotec’s world-class products, processes and experi-

ence. The combination of Innotec’s BOARDFREE ® products with Phillips’ award-winning STA-DRY® trailer harnesses offer the commercial vehicle industry a package of innovative electrical products that will lower costs. These new BOARDFREE® LED products are a great addition to the Phillips PERMALITE™ HD line of

lights; they will be sold under the PERMALITE ™ XT brand name. The PERMALITE™ XT lights, with BOARDFREE® technology, can extend the life of the lights and reduce lighting violation events during roadside checks due to their durability and design. BOARDFREE ® in-mold technology is a process that eliminates the need

for a traditional printed circuit board resulting in an ultra-thin light that generates no hazardous waste. All PERMALITE® XT LED lights with BOARDFREE® technology feature: • Superior durability and impact resistance, • Resistance to corrosion, harsh chemicals and UV exposure. • Solid molded construc-

tion of lens and housing, • High efficiency optical design, •   B OA R D F R E E ® c o n struction that allows for optimal heat management, leading to longer life expectancy. • When it’s time to replace, there is no hazardous waste. • Lights exceed FMVSS 108

A full line of superior LED exterior lights for trailers are now available in the commercial vehicle aftermarket through a new program launched this month. PERMALITE™ XT offers parts distributors and dealers the unique BOARDFREE® LED exterior lighting product manufactured in the U.S. by Innotec.


Daimler Trucks North America

FCCC Releases 24/7 Direct Customer-Service App


a f f n e y, S o u t h Carolina - Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp. (FCCC) has released a new mobile app that connects customers with its legendary, nationwide dealer and service network regardless of time of day or geographic location. The 24/7 Direct app from FCCC made its debut in Apple’s App Store for the iOS mobile operating system this week, joining

recently released versions of the app for Android and Windows Phone. The 24/7 Direct app, which is available free of charge, makes FCCC customer service available 24 hours a day, seven days a week by putting the entirety of the FCCC dealer and service network in the palm of users’ hands. The app is designed for customers riding on RV, walk-in van, and commercial bus chassis.

“We design and build products made for people who love spending time on the road, which means the need to locate and connect with a dealer or service center can happen anywhere,” said Bryan Henke, Manager of Product Marketing for FCCC. “When we say we’re ‘Driven by You,’ we mean it. And a big part of that drive is providing the best and most comprehensive support network

we can. The 24/7 Direct app makes that network even more accessible and effective for our customers.” The location-based app uses GPS coordinates to provide customers with information on the closest dealers within a set distance, from as close as 25 miles up to 250 miles. App users can then connect easily with an individual dealership via phone or email; users

can also connect with FCCC directly via phone or email via the app. The 24/7 Direct app is the first customer-focused app from FCCC; it released a dealer- and servicefocused app, SalesHQ, in 2013. To download 24/7 Direct, search for “24/7 Direct” or “FCCC” in the app stores for Apple, Android and Windows Phone. Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation

manufactures premium chassis for the motorhome, delivery walk-in van, and school bus and shuttle bus markets. Visit the Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation website at www.freightlinerchassis.com for additional FCCC news and product information. Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation is a subsidiary of Daimler Trucks North America LLC, a Daimler company.


Mack Trucks

Mack Boosts Service Capacity in Canada


reensboro, North Carolina – Mack Tr u c k s f u r t h e r strengthened its service and support network in Canada with the opening of new facilities in Saskatchewan and Quebec. “Mack’s customers reap the benefits of maximum vehicle uptime and increased ROI because of the ongoing investments throughout our dealer network,” said Stephen Roy, President, Mack Trucks North American Sales & Marketing. “Mack is committed to delivering products, services and support that we’re confident provide unparalleled customer value, and our dealers live this commitment every day.”

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Redhead Equipment – Regina, Saskatchewan Redhead Equipment recently opened the doors to its new Regina, Saskatchewan location between Emerald Park and the City of Regina on Highway 1 East. Redhead Equipment, which also retails and services trailers and construction equipment, built the new 117,000 squarefoot facility to streamline their operations and better serve the growing needs of their diverse customer base. The truck service center, staffed by 15 Mack technicians, nine of whom are Mack Master Technicians, features 27 service bays, including wash and welding bays, a lube pit, overhead crane and truck

lifting system. The location houses an extensive parts inventory in its 30,000 square-foot parts warehouse and operates seven service trucks to provide support at customer locations and jobsites. Mack Laval – Laval, Quebec Mack also enhanced its presence in Quebec with the opening of Mack Laval near Montreal. The dealership was previously based in Anjou, Quebec and known as Camions Lourds de Montreal. Moving to the Laval facility will help ensure even greater customer service and easy access from major routes AR-440 and AR-25. The 19,000 square-foot facility provides 14 service bays

manned by 14 technicians and a 3,500 square-foot parts warehouse, overhead crane, lube pit and high-tech lube system. The facility is equipped to service alternative fuel vehicles. Located on a 138,000 square-foot lot, Mack Laval provides ample room for trailers and is monitored by an advanced camera system to help protect customers’ assets. Ongoing Mack Dealer Investments Since 2010, Mack dealers have invested $380 million, leading to a: • 35 percent increase in bay capacity; • 162 percent increase in Mack Master Technicians; • 69 percent increase in

spare parts availability; • 62 percent increase in hours available for service; and • 82 percent increase in parts department employees.. The ongoing invest ments to expand service

and support capabilities further the effectiveness of Mack’s GuardDog® Connect telematics-based maintenance solution. For more information about Mack, visit our website at www.macktrucks. com.


Mack Trucks expanded its service capabilities in Canada with the newly opened Redhead Equipment in Regina, Saskatchewan.

New Products & Services

Volvo Trucks

Introducing an Innovative Approach to Fleet Management Services by Telogis


o l v o Tr u c k s i s complementing its Remote Diagnostics connected vehicle platform with the introduction of fleet management services provided by Telogis, a leading provider of cloud-based location intelligence software. Volvo’s integrated connected vehicle hardware, standard on new Volvopowered Volvo trucks, allows motor carriers to utilize Telogis’ best-inclass Fleet, Compliance and Navigation applications, while eliminating hardware purchases and installation costs traditionally associated with fleet management systems. Actionable information delivered through the Telogis platform helps motor carriers control costs, increase safety and hoursof-service compliance, improve customer service and enhance operations. “We’re pleased to collaborate with Telogis to

deliver tremendous value to motor carriers seeking flexibility and the robust information needed to fine-tune their operations,” said Göran Nyberg, President, Volvo Trucks North American Sales & Marketing. “Leveraging the connectivity of our vehicles to facilitate fleet management services represents a breakthrough for fleet managers, who are no longer captive to hardware. As part of our long-term strategic focus, we’ll look toward further integration of our vehicles with best-in-class fleet management solutions.” Volvo Trucks and Telogis will offer three fleet management packages, all of which are currently available for order. Telogis Fleet for Volvo Trucks, Telogis Compliance and Navigation for Volvo Trucks and a bundled option that provides the full suite of services offered in the Fleet and Compliance and

Navigation packages. Telogis services are enhanced by the addition of Volvospecific vehicle data, providing fleet managers and operators with an inside look at driver/vehicle performance and history. The services will be available during the third quarter of 2014 for the more than 60,000 Volvo trucks already equipped with Volvo’s connected vehicle hardware. Telogis Compliance and Navigation for Volvo Trucks For-hire and private fleets can eliminate paper logs and more easily manage and meet federal, state and local mandates with hours-of-service, Driver Vehicle Inspection Reports (DVIR) and more with Telogis Compliance. Coupled with Compliance is Telogis Navigation that delivers truck-specific, real-time road conditions and community-based navigation updates that

help to maximize uptime and improve on-time arrivals. Telogis Fleet for Volvo Trucks Through hardware that is built into all new Volvopowered Volvo trucks, customers can activate Telogis services over the air, delivering a reliable, scalable and comprehensive fleet management solution. Fleets gain insights to help improve operations, asset utilization and driver safety. Customers also benefit from viewing their entire fleet of vehicles and assets on one dashboard for all trucks in their fleet. The standard hardware on all Volvo-powered Volvo Trucks built for the U.S. and Canada also enables Volvo’s Remote Diagnostics, which provides proactive diagnostics and repair planning assistance. Remote Diagnostics has demonstrated a marked improvement

Volvo Trucks is complementing its Remote Diagnostics connected vehicle platform with the introduction of fleet management services provided by Telogis, a leading provider of cloud-based location intelligence software. in repair accuracy and efficiency, reducing the average diagnostic time at a service location by up to 70 percent and lowering the average time of repair by more than 20 percent. The service also helps improve parts availability and provides technicians at the repairing dealer with easyto-read repair instructions before the truck arrives for

service. Remote Diagnostics also facilitates service case communication and documentation among Volvo Action Service, dealers and customers through ASIST, Volvo’s web-based service management tool. For more information, visit www.volvogroup. com or www.volvogroup. mobi if you are using your mobile phone.


RM2J Inc.

New Patent for ‘’Intelligent Speed Control System’’


M2J Inc. has received the patent certificate for their new ”Intelligent Speed Control System” for road vehicles. RM2J plans to launch this new prod-

uct in early 2015 under the name of E-SMARTDRIVER. Jean Poulin, President RM2J Inc. announced that it has secured a new patent for the new speed

control technology that the company has been working on over the recent years. “The granting of this patent is a big step for RM2J to begin to market

this new product” said Mr. Poulin. “We already have a high demand for this product since it will contribute a great deal to make our roads even safer.” men-

tioned Bernard Peloquin, VP Sales and Marketing, RM2J Inc. E-SMARTDRIVER uses the GPS technology to locate the vehicle and limits its acceleration in the

posted speed-limit zones. This product will improve passenger’s safety, decrease collision risks and reduce fuel consumption caused by speeding over the speed limits.


Road Choice™ Truck Parts

New Products & Expanded Distribution Network


reensboro, North Carolina - Road Choi ce™ Truck Parts, the recently launched private label all-makes parts brand, added five new product categories and expanded its distribution footprint in North America to more than 100 authorized retail locations. The new products in-

clude alternators/starters, brake drums, clutches, windshields and wiper blades. Road Choice already offered an extensive array of high-demand parts, including air conditioning, air springs, air/ electrical coils and accessories, brake chambers, exhaust products, lights, shock absorbers and universal joints.

“We are pleased to expand our parts offering for customers seeking high-quality parts at a value price,” said Dan Bambrick, Private Brand Manager for Road Choice. “Adding these new parts to our product lineup also allowed us to add new retailers, who came on line as a result

of our additional offerings, enabling customers to have more options for

their Road Choice-branded parts. It’s a win-win for our customers.”

Road Choice all-makes parts are value-priced to compete with heavyduty manufacturers’ and warehouse distributors’ private brand parts. Road Choice products are designed to offer owners of out-ofwarranty trucks quality and reliability with parts covered under a min-

imum, one-year warranty. Drivers and fleet managers can find the growing selection of all-makes parts and a listing of authorized Road Choice Truck Parts retailers at www.roadchoice.com. Those interested in carrying Road Choice Truck Parts should inquire by e-mail at info@roadchoice.com.


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Section FranÇaise

Gouvernement de Nouveau-Brunswick

Partenariat des gouvernements pour la réfection d’un tronçon de la route 11


oncton, Nou veau-Brunswick - Le premier projet admissible aux termes du Nouveau Fonds Chantiers Canada au Nouveau-Brunswick consiste en des améliorations à la route 11. Le fonds est l’un des éléments du Nouveau Plan Chantiers Canada, le plus vaste et le plus long plan fédéral d’infrastructure de l’histoire canadienne. Cet engagement fournira 53 milliards de dollars au cours des 10 prochaines années afin de soutenir

les infrastructures provinciales, territoriales et municipales. « Investir dans des infrastructures routières clés comme la route 11 est à la base même du plan de notre gouvernement visant à créer des emplois et améliorer la qualité de vie dans les communautés du Nouveau-Brunswick », a déclaré le premier ministre, David Alward. « Ces améliorations importantes vont assurer une plus grande sécurité sur la route 11 et promouvoir la croissance économique

dans toute la région en reliant les liens commerciaux essentiels, comme le chemin de fer et les ports de Belledune et de Dalhousie. » Le projet consiste à apporter des améliorations importantes à la route 11 dans la région de Shediac, ce qui permettra d’améliorer la sécurité des personnes qui empruntent l’autoroute et d’améliorer le transport de marchandise le long de cette route. Le projet comprend la construction d’une nouvelle route de contournement

à accès limité de quatre voies sur 6,8 kilomètres, ainsi que l’élargissement à quatre voies de l’actuelle route à accès limité de deux voies, de la route 15 à Shediac jusqu’au sud de la rivière Shediac. « L’appui du gouvernement fédéral envers les infrastructures publiques n’a jamais été aussi fort », a affirmé le ministre fédéral de l’Infrastructure, des Collectivités et des Affaires intergouvernementales, Denis Lebel. « Nous sommes ravis de travailler avec le premier

ministre Alward et le gouvernement provincial afin d’approuver des projets dans le cadre du Nouveau Plan Chantiers Canada. Cela nous permettra de nous assurer que des fonds d’infrastructure continuent d’être versés au Nouveau-Brunswick, alors que nous nous concentrons sur la création d’emplois, la promotion de la croissance et l’édification de collectivités fortes et prospères partout au Canada. « Nous sommes fiers d’investir dans la réfection de l’infrastructure de

ce tronçon de la route 11, qui favorisera la croissance économique et l’amélioration de la mobilité dans la région de Shediac et qui augmentera la sécurité de tous ceux qui utilisent le réseau routier. » Au cours des 10 prochaines années, le Nouveau-Brunswick profitera de près de 866 millions de dollars en financement fédéral, y compris près de 394 millions de dollars aux termes du Nouveau Fonds Chantiers Canada.

Report de la date limite concernant les semiremorques quadrem sans essieu autovireur


redericton-NouveauBrunsw i ck - Les semi-remorques à quatre essieux qui ne sont pas munis d’un essieu autovireur pourront continuer à circuler au NouveauBrunswick durant les cinq prochaines années. Comme l’a expliqué le ministre des Transports et de l’Infrastructure,

Claude Williams, la réglementation actuellement en vigueur précise qu’il faut cesser d’utiliser ces semiremorques d’ici le 31 décembre 2014. Or, cette date limite a été reportée au 31 mai 2020. « Nous avons reçu des commentaires de la part de l’industrie du camionnage sur cette question,

a fait savoir M. Williams. Compte tenu des défis que doit constamment relever l’industrie et des coûts considérables qui sont associés à la conversion de leurs remorques d’ici la fin de l’année, les camionneurs ont besoin de plus de temps pour effectuer les changements requis. Le délai accordé

leur permettra de faire un plus grand usage des semi-remorques qui font présentement partie de leurs parcs de véhicules en attendant de les doter d’un essieu autovireur. Cette mesure devrait contribuer à réduire à long terme le fardeau de cette modification pour l’industrie du camionnage. »

Après 2014, il faudra un permis spécial afin de pouvoir conduire un camiontracteur attelé à une semiremorque à essieu quadrem sans essieu autovireur. Ces permis s’appliqueront uniquement aux modèles de 2014 ou précédents. Les conducteurs qui souhaitent continuer à conduire ce type de remorque


après le 31 décembre devront communiquer avec le Bureau des permis au 506453-2982 ou à l’adresse special.permits@gnb.ca. Une fois en vigueur en 2020, le règlement relatif aux essieux autovireurs contribuera à améliorer la sécurité et l’efficacité du réseau routier du NouveauBrunswick.


Transports Canada

Ouverture du pont Strandherd-Armstrong


ttawa, Ontario - Le 12 juillet 2014 les gouvernements Harper et de l’Ontario ainsi que l’administration de la Ville d’Ottawa ont célébré l’inauguration du nouveau pont StrandherdArmstrong. Ce nouveau pont, qui enjambe la rivière Rideau entre le chemin River et la promenade Prince of Wales, procure une nouvelle liaison pour le transport en commun et la circulation automobile, cycliste et piétonnière entre les communautés de Riverside-Sud et de Barrhaven. Le pont de 143 mètres de long compte quatre voies de circulation ordinaires,

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deux voies auxiliaires de virage, deux voies réservées aux autobus, deux autres voies pour les cyclistes et, dans chaque direction, un trottoir en bordure. Les voies réservées aux autobus d’OC Transpo assureront un transport en commun efficace pour ceux qui le préféreront à l’automobile, et il y aura les voies cyclables et les trottoirs pour le transport actif. En outre, le pont améliorera la sécurité publique en facilitant les interventions d’urgence dans les secteurs de Riverside-Sud et de Barrhaven. Les faits en bref Le coût total du projet du pont Strandherd-Arm-

strong est de 50 millions de dollars. Les gouvernements fédéral et provincial ont tous deux contribué un

tiers du financement du projet, pour un maximum de 16 millions de dollars chacun, en vertu du Fonds

Chantiers Canada. La Ville d’Ottawa assumera le reste du financement. Pour de plus amples

renseignements au sujet du pont StrandherdArmstrong, veuillez visiter ottawa.ca.


Gouvernement de l’Île-du-Prince-Édouard

Nouveau Harding Creek pont du chemin ouvert à la circulation


es travaux de remplacement du pont du chemin Harding Creek à Clinton estimé à 350 000 $ sont terminés et le pont est maintenant ouvert à la circulation, de dire le ministre des Transports et du Renouvellement de

l’infrastructure, Robert Vessey. « Nous sommes heureux d’investir dans la sécurité et l’efficacité des routes et des ponts de l’Île-duPrince-Édouard, d’ajouter le ministre Vessey. Des investissements stratégiques de ce genre aident

à améliorer la sécurité et à stimuler l’économie dans les régions rurales de la province. » Les travaux de construction ont commencé à la fin mai à la suite d’une séance d’information communautaire tenue à New London. Construit

en 1974, le pont original avait été identifié comme ayant besoin de renouvellement dans le cadre du programme d’inspection des ponts du ministère. Deux autres ponts seront remplacés en 2014-2015, soit celui de Rocky Point et celui de Souris.


Section FranÇaise

Accessoires de camion

La diversité des accessoires n’est limitée que par les choix personnels et l’épaisseur de son portefeuille Par Marek Krasuski


elon de nombreux rapports, les ventes de commandes de classe 8 connaissent une forte résurgence. Selon la FTR, une entreprise de prévision de transport de fret, les commandes nettes ont connu « une croissance de 14% d’année en année et le mois de mai le plus rentable depuis 2006. » Ceci est une bonne nouvelle pour tout le monde, y compris les fabricants et les fournisseurs d’accessoires pour camions. Il n’y a pas si longtemps, nombre de ces entreprises avaient fermé leurs portes, en raison de la récession, de la pénurie de conducteurs qualifiés, de régulations plus strictes et des prises de retraites. Bien que la pénurie de conducteurs persiste, un climat meilleur va sans doute régner dans le marché des accessoires. Il n’y a jamais de pénurie de pièces de chrome, couvre-sièges, visières, carénages ou autres pièces aérodynamiques, qui sont toutes disponibles chez OEM et des fournisseurs de marchés d’après-vente, et qui peuvent êtres choisies en vue ou bien de donner une image particulière à son entreprise, ou bien d’en donner une qui reflète des préférences personnelles. « Les gens veulent êtres identifiés par leur marque. Ils veulent qu’on regarde leurs camions et qu’on remarque les lumières et décalcos et les touches de peinture. Toutes ces choses créent une impression et établissent une position dans le marché, » a noté un représentant de l’industrie. Les propriétaires-opérateurs qui ont un intérêt personnel à développer une image vont plus probablement décider d’accessoiriser leurs véhicules avec des accessoires personnalisés,

alors qu’au contraire les plus grandes flottes avec des douzaines ou même des centaines d’unités préfèreront la méthode plus rentable où tous les véhicules sont marqués de la même façon avec peu de modifications. D’autres, comme la police ou les casernes de pompiers, services d’urgences et municipalités personnalisent typiquement leurs véhicules avec des phares et autres signes distinctifs pour établir une marque unique. Le Canada n’est pas à cours de fournisseurs d’accessoires de marchés après-vente. Field Truck Accessories, basé à Aylmer, Ontario, offre toute une gamme de pare-chocs inoxydables, couvercles pour caisson de batterie, tuyaux réfrigérants inoxydables, grilles, phares et ailes en fibre de verre et autres accessoires. L’entreprise fournit aussi des découpages laser sur mesure et l’usinage pour intégrer les logos et les noms sur les carrosseries. Shield utilise des matériaux inoxydables avec des finitions en mirror 304 #8, considérés comme étant des produits de qualité. Les produits peuvent êtres personnalisés et viennent avec des polices d’assurances. Un fournisseur majeur de pièces en acier inoxydables, TRP, utilise de l’acier de teneur 304 ou 403 - des teneurs d’acier qui résistent à la corrosion tout en fournissant des tôles qui laissent une finition plane et belle. L’inventaire de l’entreprise est grand, comprenant une variété d’accessoires, y compris des ailes, parechocs, panneaux décoratifs, robes, boîtes à outils, et composantes intérieures telles des poignées ou des panneaux. Plus loin dans l’est

du Canada, Never Enuf Chrome s’est trouvé une place dans le marché des accessoires en achetant et revendant des phares distinctifs et des accessoires en chrome avec des caractéristiques uniques que le copropriétaire, Dan Boudreau, affirme « apporte un caractère spécial et une attractivité aux camions. » Boudreau et son partenaire ont créé l’entreprise en partant du principe que le marché supporterait l’apparition d’une entreprise fournissant une plus large gamme de produits en chrome spécialisés à des prix compétitifs. Ce concessionaire fait la promotion de ces accessoires en transportant une salle d’exposition à bord d’une semi-remorque à tous les évènements auxquelles il se rend. Ce camion est garni d’un extérieur fait à l’aérographe et d’un intérieur montrant une belle quantité de panneaux en acier inoxydable, d’étagères, et d’étalages remplis de matériaux de camions polis et de phares. L’entreprise, basée au Nouveau-Brunswick, a été désignée le concessionnaire Atlantique Canada pour Lincoln Chrome. Class Eight Manufacturing, un fournisseur basé à Vaughan, Ontario est connu pour la haute qualité de ses ailes, gardeboues externes et accessoires. Une machine à ailes de haute gamme produit des produits de qualité, faits sur mesure, et l’entreprise dit que son emballage attentif de ses ailes fait que les produits sont intacts quand ils sont délivrés, car en effet de nombreux clients se sont plaints d’avoir reçus de l’équipement endommagé de la part d’autres fournisseurs au sein de l’industrie. Class Eight Manufacturing fournit ses services à OEM et des fournisseurs de mar-

chés après-vente à travers l’Amérique du Nord. Un débat a eu lieu pour savoir quel matériau est de la meilleure qualité pour les ailes - le choix se fait typiquement entre le traditionnel métal et du polymère dur. L’aile classique en acier inoxydable miroité continue de plaire grâce à son aspect luisant qui reflète la lumière. Les ailes en acier ne se fissurent pas en général quand du matériel renforcé est ajouté. Les ailes en plastique ont aussi leurs défenseurs car ils ne se bossèlent pas et sont plus difficiles à égratigner. Une entreprise, Minimizer, a essayé de combiner les meilleures propriétés des deux produits pour en façonner un nouveau. L’aile en polymère de cette entreprise est construite en un matériau composite de polymère PEHD que l’entreprise affirme être le seul fabricant avec une technologie de thermoformage breveté à construire l’aile en polymère Minimizer. Son attribut clé est son endurance elle ne va ni se fissurer, ni se bosseler, ni rouiller, et certains modèles viennent aussi avec une apparence métallique. Les technologies aérodynamiques attirent beaucoup d’attention vers elles dans le marché des accessoires, étant donné que tous les propriétaires essayent de réduire les dépenses énergétiques. Cette technologie a largement été considérée comme n’étant essentielle qu’aux camions, mais des recherches ont montré que la résistance à l’air des remorques représente les trois quarts de la résistance à l’aire de l’ensemble tracteur-remorque. Les entreprises aujourd’hui gardent une vue d’ensemble et contemplent plusieurs modèles de camions avant de les intégrer dans leurs

flottes. Une combinaison de prix d’essence, régulations de réduction d’émissions, pression sur les entreprises à adopter une position plus « verte », et la sensibilisation grandissante encourage les entreprises à réévaluer la rentabilité des technologies aérodynamiques de tracteurs. L’entreprise Airtab a breveté des générateurs de tourbillons uniques en forme de delta conçus pour accroître la performance aérodynamique et le rendement énergétique en réduisant la traînée à deux endroits clés : l’interstice entre tracteur et remorque et la surface de base faisant face à l’arrière de n’importe quel véhicule privé ou commercial à arrière carré qui atteint régulièrement des vitesses autoroutières. Ces dispositifs sont fixés aux aires cibles par adhésion et ne requièrent aucun gonds, ou autre forme d’attache. Montés à la fois sur tracteur et sur remorque aux points de traînée clés, les Airtabs réduisent la turbulence, améliorent la stabilité du véhicule, et réduisent la traînée en changeant la direction des vents dominants. L’installation des Airtabs requiert une heure par homme par véhicule. Solus Solutions est une autre entreprise qui développe de la technolo-

gie avancée de réduction de traînée pour camions et remorqueurs pour réduire la consommation en essence. L’entreprise affirme que toutes ses innovations « sont aérodynamiquement robustes et sont conçues pour les zones de forte traînée sur les véhicules cibles. Tous les produits satisfont les critères d’utilisabilité et de durabilité mis an avant par les propriétaires de flottes et opérateurs, et tous ont été inspectés par les gouvernements fédéraux et des États-Unis, et sont donc compatibles avec leurs régulations et exigences. La gamme d’accessoires intérieurs et extérieurs est aussi diversifiée que leurs couts. Une pleine restauration de camions de classe 8, par exemple, coute facilement plus de 100 000 dollars avec des camions comprenant tout de systèmes d’échappement reluisant jusqu’à des enveloppes de réservoir en acier inoxydable. Les prix peuvent sembler excessifs - simplement repeindre la carrosserie peut monter jusqu’à 30 000 dollars mais cela ne devrait pas être surprenant, étant donné la quantité de travail, l’expertise, le temps et la créativité qui sont investis en la transformation d’un simple camion en une œuvre d’art.


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automated Lubrication systems

Toll Free: 888.644.2333



“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.”

Beka Lube Products Inc. “Technology you can rely on.”

2830 Argentia Road, Unit 9 Mississauga, ON L5N 8G4 Toll Free: 888.862.7461 Tel: 905.821.1050 Fax: 905.858.0597 info@beka-lube.com www.beka-lube.com


Toll Free: 800.265.1002 fbc@fbc.ca www.fbc.ca Air Brake Instructor Support

FLO Components Ltd. “For Total Lube Solutions, Go With the FLO!”

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

50 Admiral Blvd. Mississauga, ON L5T 2W1 Tel: 905.671.2355 Toll Free: 800.668.5458 Fax: 905.671.2358 sales@flocomponents.com www.flocomponents.com Components by:

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

150 South Service Road Stoney Creek, ON L8E 3H6 Toll Free: 800.268.5076 Tel: 905.573.3101 sales@niagaraservice.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 pmorale@filmorautomotive.com 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.

cargo control products

Mover’s Equipment & Supplies Wilson Instruments Ltd.

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Fasteners, Fittings, Hose & Shop Maintenance supplies

6176 Atlantic Drive Mississauga, ON L5T 1W2 Toll Free: 800.668.3773 Tel: 905.670.4488 Fax: 905.670.2748 info@movers3.com www.movers3.com

Dangerous Goods Supplies & Services.

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

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 driverjobs@drakkar.ca www.drakkar.ca



Kee Human Resources

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 clientservices@itrcanada.com 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 ea@keehumanresources.com www.keehumanresources.com factoring, finance & foreign exchange

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 info@dpfcleaningspecialists.com 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


“Changing the way you train since 1985. Canada’s leading TDG Training & Services.”

201-11450 29 th Street SE Calgary, AB T2Z 3V5 Toll Free: 800.465.3366 Tel: 403.232.6950 Fax: 403.232.6952 info@danatec.com www.danatec.com


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 brendachu@multilinefasteners.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 solutions@merritcapital.ca, or visit www.merritcapital.ca.”

3380 South Service Rd., Suite 303 Burlington, ON L7N 3J5 Tel: 289.635.1916 Fax: 289.816.0346 steve@merritcapital.ca www.merritcapital.ca fuel additives & lubricants

Cross Border Services

Danatec Educational Services Ltd.

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 tfeeney@feeneyhardware.com www.feeneyhardware.com

Accutrac Capital Solutions Inc.

C-TPAT, FAST, PIP, CSA, SCAC, MC, DOT, CVOR, NEXUS, Bonding, Training Programs & Seminars.

Dawn Truell, B.B.A., B.A. Psy 1450 Headon Road, PO Box 93005 Burlington, ON L7M 4A3 Tel: 905.973.9136 crossborderservices@cogeco.net www.crossborderservices.org www.c-tpat-certified.com

F.B. Feeney Hardware “Serving the industrial and trucking aftermarket since 1952.”

financing Companies

DPF Cleaning



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

driver services, recruitment & employment

“Your Goals Are Our Priority.”

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

ICC The Compliance Center Inc.


compliance services

Niagara Service & Supply Ltd.

compliance services

Clutch Distribution Centre Inc.

Account & Records Management Bookkeeping For Your Business & Personal Finances

clutch products

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 sales@gearcentregroup.com www.patsdriveline.com Alberta 14715-116th Avenue Edmonton, AB T5M 3E8 Toll Free: 800.661.8826 Tel: 780.453.5105 Fax: 780.452.3555 sales@gearcentregroup.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 canadasales@jdfactors.com


Bennetts Power Service Products

P. O. Box 51016, RPO Tyndall Park Winnipeg, MB R2X 3C6 Toll Free: 877.778.4440 Tel: 204.694.1777 Fax: 204.633.0133 gbennett@powerservice.ca www.powerservice.ca 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 riacobelli@liquidcapitalcorp.com www.liquidcapitalmidwest.com

Diesel Spec Inc.

1570 Richardson Street Montreal, QC H3K 1G3 Tel: 514.932.0060 Fax: 514.932.9741 christian@dieselspec.ca www.dieselspec.ca

Fuel & Lubricants Direct

insurance brokers

insurance brokers

Mattresses (Cab & Domestic)

Pressure Washers

towing services

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 dchristie@bluewatergroup.ca www.bluewatergroup.ca

6715-8th Street NE Calgary, AB T2E 7H7 Toll Free: 866.472.0721 Tel: 403.241.2288 Fax: 866.399.3177 info@daltontimmis.com www.daltontimmis.com


TruChoice Div. of LMD Insurance

Alternative Coverage to WSIB, Group Benefits Consultants, Life, Investments, Travel.

2550 Matheson Blvd. East Suite #130 Mississauga, ON L4W 4C1 Tel: 416.748.9992 Fax: 416.748.9994 lina@lmdinsurance.ca www.lmdinsurance.ca


insurance brokers

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

Erb and Erb Insurance Brokers Ltd. What you want to protect the most.We protect the best!

Baird MacGregor Insurance Brokers LP

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

30 Queen Street North Kitchener, ON N2H 6N2 Toll Free: 800.265.2634 Tel: 519.579.4270 Fax: 519.741.1977 cbunn@erb-erb.com or info@erb-erb.com www.erb-erb.com


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 sales@hotsyab.com www.HotsyAB.com



Stellar Roadside Assistance Ltd.

Package policies for both local and long haul fleets.


185 Bartley Drive Toronto, ON M4A 1E6 Toll Free: 800.773.7952 Tel: 416.656.4000 Fax: 416.656.3065 carole@atowing.ca www.atowing.ca

Rust Preventive Products

The CG & B Group Inc.

120 South Town Centre Blvd. Markham, ON L6G 1C3 Toll Free: 800.267.6670 Tel: 905.479.6670 Fax: 905.479.9164 cgb@cgbgroup.com www.cgbgroup.com

A Towing Service Ltd. Servicing GTA, Ontario and USA A company you can count on!

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

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

185 Bartley Drive Toronto, ON M4A 1E6 We offer service to your light & medium duty vehicles in most areas of Ontario, 24/7. Simply dial...

Toll Free: 855.424.2300 Tel: 416.424.2300 Fax: 416.424.2303 john.mackenzie@stellarroadside.com www.stellarroadside.com

tarps & tarping systems

ON-Board truck Scales


Bryson & Associates Insurance Brokers Ltd. Bryson Insurance & Financial Services Ltd.

“For All Your Trucking Insurance Needs. Transportation Insurance, Fleet Safety Management Services, Bonds, Health, Drug, Dental, Life & Disability Insurance. Same Day Quotes up to 10 units.”

Toll Free: 800.661.5196 Fax: 905.426.4959 dbundock@brysoninsurance.ca 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 trucking@hallmarkins.com 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 orderdesk@noco.ca 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

206 Arvin Avenue Stoney Creek, ON L8E 2L8 Toll Free: 800.565.8277 Tel: 905.662.2757 Fax: 905.662.4811 sales@cramarotarps.ca www.cramarotarps.com


Permits & services

Load Covering Solutions Ltd. “Keeping You Covered”

HUB International Ontario Ltd. Transportation Insurance

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 dan.mcguire@hubinternational.com Tel: 416.486.0951 www.hubinternational.com Fax: 416.489.5311 jasonj@cibi.ca ••• 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 info@daltontimmis.com www.daltontimmis.com

2150 Islington Avenue Toronto, ON M9P 3V4 Toll Free: 877.232.9996 Tel: 416.521.6713 Fax: 416.259.7178 michelles@jdimi.com www.jdimi.com

The Perfect Fit for your trucking insurance needs.

Transportation Insurance Broker/Advisor

RP Oil Limited

1111 Burns Street E. Unit 3 Whitby, ON L1N 6A6 Toll Free: 800.335.6623 Tel: 905.666.2313 Fax: 905.666.2761 larryharris@rpoil.com www.rpoil.com 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 info@730permitservices.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

Abrams Towing “Service Across Ontario” 24 Hour Heavy Towing

Toll Free: 888.667.5438 Tel: 416.398.2500 www.abrams.ca


Action Automotive, Towing & Recovery “Meeting Your Service Needs in Eastern Ontario with a Mobile Mechanic on staff to assist you while on the road.”

P. O. Box 126 Trenton ON K8V 5R2 Toll Free: 800.551.6151 Tel: 613.394.4924 Fax: 613.394.2428 action@reach.net www.action-towing.com


••• C.U.T.C. Inc. Sinwal Enterprises Inc.

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

Serving the Transportation industry since 1989.

1295 Crois Carol Laval, QC H7W 1G3 Toll Free: 866.927.8294 Tel: 450.687.8294 Fax: 450.687.6963 pvoelker@sympatico.ca www.cutcinc.ca

Gobbo Towing & Recovery Ltd. Counteract Balancing Beads 70 Watson Parkway South, Unit 8 Guelph, ON N1L 0C3 Toll Free: 800.572.8952 Tel: 519.837.3331 Fax: 519.837.3088 info@counteractbalancing.com www.counteractbalancing.com

85 Pondhollow Road Sudbury, ON P3E 6C1

Shop 5238 Hwy. 69 South Sudbury, ON P3E 4N1 Toll Free: 800.261.4252 Tel: 705.523.2341 Fax: 705.523.2817 gobbotowing@bellnet.ca August 2014   21

towing services

trailer Sales, leasing, rentals & service

Transport Companies

Transport Companies

Truck & Trailer Parts & Service

Truck & Trailer Repairs


J P Towing Service & Storage Ltd Cambridge Truck & Trailer 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 dispatch@jptowing.com www.jptowing.com

690 Fountain Street North Cambridge, ON N3H 4R7 Toll Free: 800.267.7371 Tel: 519.653.7371 Fax: 519.653.4037 dispatch@cambridgetruck.com www.cambridgetruck.com


Fort Garry Industries

KBW Truck Transfer Service

3700 Weston Road

Toronto, ON M9L 2Z4 Cambridge Truck and Trailer has been Toll Free: 866.857.5166 a family-owned and operated business Tel: 416.667.9700 for more than 40 years. Serving clients throughout Ontario we Fax: 416.667.8272 have built our loyal customer base on info@carmentransportationgroup. value, reliability and commitment to get com the job done. www.carmentransportationgroup.


K.B.W. Towing

Carmen Transportation Group

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

Heavy & Medium Towing,

trailers@fgiltd.ca www.fgiltd.com/trailers

Flatbed Specialists.




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 info@erbgroup.com www.erbgroup.com

Tel: 416.255.4443 Fax: 416.252.2558 dankbw@hotmail.com trailer manufacturers [ tankers ]

Bedard Tankers Inc. Leader in Dry Bulk, Liquid, Liquefied Compressed Gas & Cryogenic Road Tanker Trailers.

GTA Trailer Rentals Inc. Head Office 36 Cardico Drive Gormley, ON L0H 1G0 Milton Branch 8155 Lawson Road, Milton, ON Cambridge Branch 1295 Dickie Settlement Road, Cambridge, ON Toll Free: 866.482.5311 Tel: 905.888.6363 Fax: 905.888.6061 info@gtatrailer.com www.gtatrailer.com


5785 Place Turcot Montreal, QC H4C 1V9 Tel: 514.937.1670 Fax: 514.937.2190 btinc@aei.ca www.bedardtankers.com


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

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 kevin@hanmtransportation.com www.hanmtransportation.com

790 Montrichard Avenue St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, QC J2X 5G4 Toll Free: 800.363.2158 Tel: 450.347.7822 Fax: 450.347.8372 tremcar@tremcar.com www.tremcar.com 22   August 2014

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

4841 – 78th Street Red Deer, AB T4P 1N5 Tel: 403.343.8771 www.fleetbrake.com

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 ea@keehumanresources.com Truck & Trailer Parts & Service

7707 – 54th Street SE Calgary, AB T2C 4R7 Tel: 403.837.2871 www.fleetbrake.com


8010 – 44th Street SE Calgary, AB T2C 4L2 Tel: 403.724.0061 www.fleetbrake.com

Truck Trailer Transit Parts 18504 – 111 Avenue Edmonton, AB T5S 2V4 Tel: 780.455.0559 www.fleetbrake.com th

Truck Trailer Transit Service 17303 – 114th Ave Edmonton, AB T5S 2R9 Tel: 780.453.8706 www.fleetbrake.com

info@fgiltd.ca www.fgiltd.com/parts/


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



Truck Automotive Trailer Parts Sousa Truck Trailer Repair Ltd. “A great service company knows & Service how to keep YOU rolling.” Immediate


Truck Trailer Transit Parts 705 Henderson Drive Regina, SK S4N 6A8 Tel: 306.347.3470 www.fleetbrake.com British Columbia


Truck Trailer Transit Logger Parts

Truck Trailer Transit Parts & Service-Custom Re-Line

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



Call Karen at 905.212.9898 English or Punjabi Call Monty at 800.267.1888 or 613.961.5144 extn 123

Canada’s largest cargo tank and

Truck Trailer Transit Parts & Service

Kee Training Academy

Trailer Parts & Service


4005 – 9th Avenue North Lethbridge, AB T1H 6H6 Tel: 403.327.2626 www.fleetbrake.com

Transportation Training

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

recruiting@itsinc.on.ca www.itstruck.ca


Truck Trailer Transit Parts & Service

540 Oak Point Highway Winnipeg, MB R3C 2E6 Tel: 204.632.5184 www.fleetbrake.com


tank-trailer manufacturer for the and liquid products.

Transportation Training


Tremcar Inc.

Atlantis Transportation Services Inc.

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


International Truckload Services Inc.


Red Deer

“Your Goals Are Our Priority.”

Transport Companies

transportation of a large variety of dry



HanM Transportation Management Services Ltd.

Toll Free: 866.616.6379

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

The Rosdale Group

1 Towns Road Etobicoke, ON M8Z 1A1

Star Van Systems

575 Athabasca Street Kamloops, BC V2H 1C5 Tel: 250.314.0019 www.fleetbrake.com

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 chris@sousatrucktrailer.com www.sousatrucktrailer.com Now Open

Sousa Truck Trailer Cambridge 1075 Industrial Road Ayr, ON N0B 1E0 Toll Free: 800.560.1050 Tel: 519.624.8090 chris@sousatrucktrailer.com www.sousatrucktrailer.com truck CUSTOMIZING

Alberta Ontario


Truck Trailer Transit PartsCustom Re-Line 2200 Drew Road Mississauga, ON L5S 1B1 Tel: 905.670.2784 www.fleetbrake.com

Quality Custom


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

St. Laurent

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

Truck Trailer Parts & Service 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 recruiter@landstar.com www.lease2landstar.com

3904 – 78th Ave Edmonton, AB T6B 2W4 Tel: 780.465.5522 www.fleetbrake.com

Grande Prairie

Truck Trailer Tank Parts & Service 8401 – 99th Street Clairmont, AB T0H 0W0 Tel: 780.567.4407 www.fleetbrake.com

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

Acadian Driveaway 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

truck delivery

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

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 mark.paul@grote.com www.grote.com truck parts & supplies


truck parts & supplies

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



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


Fort Garry Industries

Fort Garry Industries

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

truckequip@fgiltd.ca www.fgiltd.com/equipment TRUCK EXHAUST SALes & Service

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

grande prairie

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


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 texis@bellnet.ca www.texisexhaust.com


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


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

The Truck Exhaust Place

1365 Bonhill Road Mississauga, ON L6T 1M1 Toll Free: 800.385.8801 Tel: 905.670.0100 Fax: 905.670.8128 james@totalexhaust.com www.totalexhaust.com

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


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


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

Surgenor Truck Centre

Eastern Ontario / Western Quebec’s largest group of independent truck dealerships, has built a reputation as durable as the brands that we sell and lease. The Surgenor Truck Group includes two Truck Centres, one in Ottawa, & 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

truck transmissions, differentials & pto’s



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

Ontario Regional Office

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 psims0307@yahoo.ca Truck tire sales & service

Canada-Wide Parts Distributors Ltd.

Over 100 Truck Tire Service Centres Across Canada.

“Canada’s Leading Supplier of Drivertrain Components.”

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

3, 7337 Pacific Circle Mississauga, ON L5T 1V1 Toll Free: 877.564.3116 Tel: 905.564.3116 Fax: 905.564.3119 sales@gearcentregroup.com www.canadawideparts.com

truck transmissions, differentials & pto’s

C & R Transmission Service Ltd.

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


Truck Storage Rentals


red deer

Manitoba 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.

Fort Garry Industries

Fort Garry Industries

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

Truck tire sales & service


thunder bay

Drive Star Shuttle Systems Ltd.

truck sales, leasing, parts & service

Authorized Allison overhaul dealer, authorized Funk Service Centre & clutch service. Call or visit web site for details on how to get FREE clutch adjustments.

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


Ontario #

Ontario 15745-118th Avenue Edmonton, AB T5V 1B7 Toll Free: 800.665.7671 Tel: 780.454.5115 Fax: 780.453.3460 sales@gearcentregroup.com www.canadawideparts.com truck Wash Systems

Awash Systems Corp.

Automatic Wash Systems & Water Treatment Recycling Systems customized to your requirements.

2211 Brant Street, P.O. Box 20070 Burlington, ON L7P 0A4 Toll Free: 800.265.7405 Tel: 905.662.2662 Fax: 888.407.9498 info@awashsystems.com www.awashsystems.com Turbochargers

Benson Tire

The largest Goodyear dealer in Ontario, offering over 15 locations equipped with 24 hour emergency service vehicles to handle all of your tire needs.

700 Education Road Cornwall, ON K6H 2W8 Toll Free: 866.623.6766 Tel: 613.933.1700 Fax: 905.689.3381 info@bensontire.com www.bensontire.com

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 rickscarpone@hotmail.com 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 sales@bd-power.com www.dieselperformance.com

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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 August 2014   23

Alphabetical Li st of Adv e rti s e r s Advertiser

Page Publication

Accutrac Capital Solutions Inc. . . . . . . . . 1, 7 Atlantis Transportation Services . . . . . . . . 40 Ontario Trucking News Ayr Motor Express . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Eastern Trucking News


Wilson Instruments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Ontario Trucking News Diesel Performance Products Diesel Spec Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1, 11 Driveshafts Pat’s Driveline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Ontario & Western Trucking News

BD Diesel Performance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Bennetts Service Products. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Benson Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Ontario Trucking News Brian Pite Freight Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Ontario Trucking News

C C.U.T.C. Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Carmen Transportation Group . . . . . . . . . . 31 Ontario Trucking News

D Day & Ross Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Diesel Spec Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1, 11 Domar Transmission Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . 12, 41

H Hallmark Insurance Brokers Ltd. . . . . . . . . . 5 Ontario Trucking News HanM Transportation Management Ser. . . 32 Ontario Trucking News Hotsy Pressure Washers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Western Trucking News

I International Truckload Services Inc.. . . . . 33 Ontario Trucking News

Employment Opportunities Atlantis Transportation Services . . . . . . . . 40 Ayr Motor Express. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Brian Pite Freight Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Carmen Transportation Group . . . . . . . . . . 31 Day & Ross Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 HanM Transportation Management Ser. . . 32 International Truckload Services Inc.. . . . . 33 Laidlaw Carriers Van GP Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Landstar System Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Maitland Transportation Systems Ltd.. . . . 31 Siemens Transportation Group. . . . . . . 42, 43 Star Van Systems. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 The Rosedale Group. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 TransX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33, 44 Villeneuve. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Westcan Bulk Transport. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Wilson Truck Lines. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Xan Systems Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35

Ontario Trucking News Eastern Trucking News Ontario Trucking News Ontario Trucking News Ontario Trucking News Ontario Trucking News Eastern Trucking News Ontario Trucking News Ontario Trucking News Ontario & Western Trucking News Ontario Trucking News

Ontario Trucking News Western Trucking News Ontario Trucking News Ontario Trucking News

Factoring & Finance


Accutrac Capital Solutions Inc. . . . . . . . . 1, 7 J D Factors Corporation. . . . . . . . . . . . 1, 3, 43 Liquid Capital Midwest Corp.. . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Ontario Trucking News

J D Factors Corporation. . . . . . . . . . . . 1, 3, 43

L Laidlaw Carriers Van GP Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Eastern Trucking News Landstar System Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Ontario Trucking News Liquid Capital Midwest Corp. . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Ontario Trucking News Lucas Oil Products. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

Lubricants Lucas Oil Products. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Shell Lubricants. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Mattresses For Bunks MacDavid Wellness Solutions Inc . . . . . . . 25

M MacDavid Wellness Solutions Inc . . . . . . . 25 Maitland Transportation Systems Ltd.. . . . 31 Ontario Trucking News


Permits & Waivers C.U.T.C. Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Pressure Washers Hotsy Pressure Washers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Western Trucking News

Pat’s Driveline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Ontario & Western Trucking News

Satellite Radio Sirius XM Canada Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

S Shell Lubricants. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Siemens Transportation Group. . . . . . . 42, 43 Ontario & Western Trucking News Sirius XM Canada Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Star Van Systems. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Ontario Trucking News

Tanker Manufacturing, Sales & Service Tremcar Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Ontario Trucking News Theft Prevention Products The Fuel Lock. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Tire Sales & Service

T Teamsters Local 362 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Texis Truck Exhaust . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 The Fuel Lock. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 The Rosedale Group. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Traction Truck Parts & TruckPro . . . . . . . . . 1 TransX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33, 44 Tremcar Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 TRUXPO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

Western Trucking News Ontario Trucking News

Benson Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Ontario Trucking News Trade Shows TRUXPO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Transmission Sales & Service

Ontario & Western Trucking News

Domar Transmission Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . 12, 41 Truck Exhaust

Ontario Trucking News

Texis Truck Exhaust. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Ontario Trucking News Truck Parts & Accessories Traction Truck Parts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Ontario & Western Trucking News

V Villeneuve. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Ontario Trucking News Vulcan On-Board Scales. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Western & Eastern Trucking News


Truck Repairs TruckPro. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Ontario & Western Trucking News Turbochargers BD Diesel Performance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25

35 Western Trucking News 10 Ontario Trucking News 38 Ontario Trucking News 13

X Xan Systems Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Ontario Trucking News 24   August 2014

Advertiser page publications Air Conditioning & Heating Sales & Service


Westcan Bulk Transport. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wilson Instruments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wilson Truck Lines. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Windshield Cam. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Adv e rti s e r s by Product or S erv ice

Unions Teamsters Local 362 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Western Trucking News Video Recording Equipment Windshield Cam. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Weigh Scales (On Board) Vulcan On-Board Scales. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Western & Eastern Trucking News

Women in Trucking

What Does a Professional Driver Love About His or Her Job?

By Ellen Voie


hat attracts someone to the trucking industry? Is it the freedom of being on the road or is it the above average pay? Maybe it’s just a last resort for many who are unable to find or keep a job elsewhere. The Women In Trucking Association, along with University of WisconsinStout graduate students wanted to know the answer to this question. So,

four students in Dr. Jeanette Kersten’s Organizational Development Class conducted research to find out what brings men and women into the trucking industry, as well as what keeps them here. The students, Emily Kaliska, Mai Thao, Ashley Noel and Angela Skillings had no experience in the trucking industry, but they took on the task of trying to delve into the motivation to drive a big rig over the road. A survey was sent to more than 900 Women In Trucking members, both men and women, and asked the respondents questions to find the positive job attributes that attracts and retains them as professional drivers. They received responses from 80 drivers. The results were not too

surprising, but the difference in the answers between the generations was a bit unexpected. Overall, the top five positive attributes on why the respondents chose a career in trucking was: 1. Good pay 2. Benefits 3. Health Insurance 4. No touch freight 5. Retirement benefits For students in driver training, one hundred percent of them cited independence in their reasons for entering the industry. They also prioritized the short-term education requirement as a benefit. The Women In Trucking Association will be using this research to develop a recruiting guide for our corporate members. However, we thought it would be fun to create a way for drivers to talk about their reasons

for being in the industry. We created a social networking campaign called I HEART Trucking (www. IHeartTrucking.com) for drivers to submit short videos talking about their chosen career. The first video submission was by Elizabeth Lopez, a Houston based driver for National Truck. Elizabeth calls her job, “Awesome” and tells about the reasons she loves her job. “I get to see things that I would never see in a warehouse, and I get paid to do it, too!” she said. The goal is to get drivers, both men and women, to talk about what they love about their jobs. The campaign will run until August 15th and the winners will be announced at the Great American Truck Show in Dallas, Texas on August 22, 2014.

I HEART Trucking is sponsored by Internet Truckstop, a freight matching service. “This is a great way to put a human face on the industry,” said Peter Vomocil, Internet Truckstop’s Vice President of Marketing. “People see trucks on the road every day, but often don’t get an opportunity to know the drivers behind the wheel. We are looking forward to giving those outside the industry a unique window into the cab,” Vomocil added. The I HEART Trucking campaign was created by the Women In Trucking Association as an image campaign, and it is powered by the efforts of All Truck Jobs.com, which supplied the expertise and is hosting the site. If you are a driver, please check out IHeartTrucking.

com and submit a short video to tell us why you love your job. If you work for a carrier, encourage your drivers to talk about their role and their attraction to a job as a driver. For the rest of you, visit the website and vote for your favorite video. The trucking industry has a need for more drivers and that need is growing. In order to reach out to the non-trucking public, we need a way to view professional drivers as real moms, dads, uncles, aunts and grandparents or cousins who chose a career in the trucking industry. Help us get the word out about the I HEART Trucking campaign. You can contact Ellen Voie, President/CEO of Women In Trucking at Ellen@WomenInTrucking. org.


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


British Columbia


New Brunswick

New Brunswick


Sherwood Park



Grand Falls


Petro Pass

Exit 191, 198 Beardsley Road Woodstock, NB Tel: 506.328.2994 Driver’s Fax: 506.325.2148 calving.murraystruckstop@ gmail.com www.murraystruckstop.ca

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


Murray’s Truck Stop 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 ladine@jepsonpetro.com 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.



British Columbia

Morris Husky Hwy 75 South, Box 989 Morris, MB R0G 1K0 Tel: 204.746.8999 Fax: 204.746.2611 morrismohawk@yahoo.ca Web: www.myhusky.ca

315 Ouellette Street Grand Falls, NB Tel: 506.473.5575 Fax: 506.475.9816 Toll Free: 800.361.8322 guypass@nb.sympatico.ca

Open 24 hours, 7 days, restaurant Mon. – Fri. 6am – 1pm, Sat. & Sun. 7 am – 11pm, cardlock, ATM, convenience store with lottery, showers.

convenience store, showers, laundry


parking & CAT scale.

Drivers’ lounge & game room, facilities, internet services, showers,


Dogwood Valley Husky Services 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

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


Petro Canada – Petro Pass Nisku Truck Stop 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

Medicine Hat

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

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

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

Chilliwack Petro – Pass

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

Cool Creek Agencies

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


Petro Canada Southcoast Petroleum Ltd. 10178 Nordel Court, Delta, BC Tel: 604.581.3835 Fax: 604.581.3850 nordel@southcoastpetro.ca

Canopy, fax, photocopier, nearby gov’t scale, restaurant & ATM.

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

New Brunswick


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,

170 Aulac Road Aulac, NB E4L 2X2 Tel: 506.536.1339 Fax: 506.536.0579 aulac@eastlink.ca

showers, laundry, parking & free high-



Nova Scotia


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

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.

Aulac Big Stop Circle K

Open 24-7, full-service islands, drivers’ lounge, restaurant, convenience store, showers, laundry facilities, parking & CAT scale.

Open 24-7, full-service islands, drivers’ lounge & game room, restaurant, convenience store, showers, laundry facilities, parking & CAT scale & tire sales & service.

speed internet.


Salisbury Big Stop 2986 Fredericton Road Salisbury, NB E4J 2G1 Tel: 506.372.3333 Fax: 506.372.0083

Ontario, Eastern


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


Open 24-7, drivers’ lounge & game

Edmundston Truck Stop Exit 19, 100 Grey Rock Road Edmundston, NB E7C 0B6 Tel: 506.737.2010 Fax: 506.737.2015 georges@etruckstop.ca www.edmundstontruckstop.com

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 bigstop_bluecanoe@yahoo.ca

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 jtombs@gmail.com 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 facilities & CAT Scale. overnight parking. fax & photocopier.

Ontario, Eastern

Ontario, Eastern

Ontario, Northern

Ontario, Western

Ontario, Western

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Trucker’s Haven



25 Bellevue Dr., Hwy 401 Exit 538 (rear of Ultramar Service Station) Belleville, ON K8N 4Z5 Tel: 613.771.1755

3199 Hawthorne Road, (Exit 110 off Hwy 417) Behind Ultramar Service Station Ottawa, ON K1G 3V8 Tel: 613.248.9319

Open 24 hrs, lunch counter, convenience store, washrooms, showers,short–time parking & drivers’ lounge.


Open 24 hrs, restaurant, convenience store, washrooms, showers, overnight parking & drivers’ lounge.



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.

Quick Stop

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.


Herb’s Travel Plaza 21160 Service Road, Exit 27 off Hwy 417 Vankleek Hill, ON K0B 1R0 Toll Free: 800.593.4372 Tel: 613.525.2120 Fax: 613.525.1595 suzie_vink@yahoo.ca Open 24-7 drivers’ lounge, restaurant, convenience store, laundry facilities, ATM, internet services, showers & parking.

Ontario, Northern


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


2154 Riverside Drive Timmins, ON Tel: 705.268.3400 Fax: 705.267.7231 bgagnon@krebenterprises.ca

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 bramji@sympatico.ca

Ontario, Western


Beamsville Relay Station 4673 Ontario Street, (Exit 64 off QEW) Beamsville, ON L0R 1B4 Tel: 905.563.8816 Fax: 905.563.4770 relaystation@bellnet.ca

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

Nairn Centre

Kingston Husky Truck Stop

Fort Erie


Esso Truck Stop

Vankleek Hill

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 (hot food, pizza, chilli convenience store, washrooms, drivers’ & soup), laundry facilities, showers & parking. lounge, showers & short-time 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 amdroit1990@hotmail.com

Jeremy’s Truck Stop & Country Restaurant 220 Highway 17 West Nairn Centre, ON P0M 2L0 Tel: 705.869.4100 Fax: 705.869.6796

North Bay

Bay Truck Stop 3060 Hwy 11 North North Bay, ON Tel: 705.474.8410 Fax: 705.495.4076 Toll Free: 888.474.8410 baytruckstop@bellnet.ca Web: www.transportmall.com

London Husky Travel Centre

Hwy 401 & 74 (Exit 195 off 401) Belmont, ON Tel: 519.644.0200 www.myhusky.ca


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 kiosk, Irving cardlock. parking & truck repairs within 2 km.

336 Kenora Avenue Hamilton, ON L8E 2W2 Tel: 905.561.4712 Fax: 905.561.7757 wayne@marshalltruck.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


Johnny’s Gas Bar 448 Talbot Street West Leamington, ON N8H 4H6 Tel: 519.326.5231 Fax: 519.322.0189 inbox@johnnysgasbar.com 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.




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 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.

Port Hope

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.

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

Regina Husky Travel Centre 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 rainbow@sasktel.net Drivers’ lounge, convenience store, laundry facilities, ATM, showers, scale & parking.

Swift Current


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 August 2014   27

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Taking the Time With a 1949 By Wendy Morgan-McBride


h how the summer is flying. Many things are rushing by but I love to sit back and take the time to enjoy the little things. I think everyone should do their own thing at their own pace and stop and smell the roses whenever p o ssibl e, even taki n g the opportunity to do so when waiting in line or for long awaited paperwork to arrive. These too are occasions to reflect on life and appreciate all we have. Discovering who we are and how we got to this point can make the future easier to handle. Taking those experiences and mistakes and learning from them helps to understand why they happen. This past month has done just that for me. It is always hurry up and wait, and although I love pressure and find that I am more productive under stress, after a diagnosis with bladder cancer almost six years ago, I have changed how

I look at things. If I can take time for me to do the things I love, then I take it. June 25th was to mark 5 years clear of cancer – one more scope and I would be cancer free. Yet another tumor was found and I am now facing surgery and starting anew with a 5 year calendar of scopes. June 25th was also a red letter day for another reason; it marked the grade 12 graduation of my nephew. He has struggled to get through school and as I watched him walk across the stage and heard them say he graduated, with special skills attached, I was a very proud aunt. He took his time, did it his way and accomplished a huge goal. When I asked him what he planned to do, he said, “I am not sure what I want to do, so I am going back to educate myself more on the secondary level.” WOW! He is spending his summer working not one but two jobs, not because he has to but because he wants to take a chance to get

to know himself, to check out what is available to him out in the big world. He is not rushing to wrestle with the pressures of society, but rather is taking the time to smell the roses and experience life. Jonathan Rockel is the owner of this month’s feature – a 1949 Ford Club Coupe. He too is taking his time to live life with the car of his dreams. He purchased this dragster street rod just over 2 years ago and has since started racing on the drag strips with it. He is on a new learning curve, letting the car tell him what it needs and personalizing it to fit his preferences. I found Jonathan and the ‘Black Pearl’ at the Picton Airstrip where they hold events for those that want to show and drag their beasts. The car has a Chev 454 engine that purrs and dual exhausts that roar at the turn of the key. The front end of the car is a blended 1976 Camaro and the back a Ford 9” with a turbo 400 transmission. The history on it says it was first registered in 1973, but it has been working for its keep long before registrations were required. With over 32,000 miles clocked on this turnkey Jon did not need much for the safety. The horn needed to be repaired and some fine tuning to the instrument panel was required to get all the gauges working. This was the hardest part, costing him about $400.00 to get it ready to rock and roll. “I have not won any races with it yet”, he says, “but getting on the drag strip is my way of getting to know it, how it feels and where

it needs improvement.” He brought it down from Yarker, Ontario after finding out about the event from his Kingston cruise buddies, “It is nice to just see what is out there to compete with and I had to have this car, I always liked cars with more street rod style, and it helps to get feedback from fellow enthusiasts, he said.” Jon still wants to sharpen the edges with this car, saying, “the body needs to be re-done and a new paint job would be nice since there are ripples in areas, but for now I will tinker with it and see what it can do on the strip.” This month with all its challenges has prompted me to reflect on a story from our youth about the tortoise and the hare. We can rush to get things done, to be places and to please people, but if we don’t please ourselves or the ones we love, and don’t enjoy the fruits of our labour, then who are we really pleasing? As I recover over the next few weeks I have decided that I am going to take time to let my body do what it needs to do, and if I don’t get something done then it will still be there when I am ready, and that is okay. Take the time to catch up on past articles on our Facebook fan page, ‘A Drive Back in Time’ and I hope you take time to relax, enjoy the rest of the summer, and spend time with those you love doing what you love.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns. If you have a vehicle you would like to see featured or know of a vehicle and proud owner,

please contact me via the fan page or email me at cwmcbride@cogeco.ca. You can also call our office and I will contact you. Until next month stay safe.


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Ontario Truck Driving Championships (OTDC)

OTDC Raises Public Awareness & Selects Winners for Nationals By Marek Krasuski


he Ontario Truck Driving Championships (OTDC) celebrated its 68th year with yet another event showcasing the industry’s best talents at the Barrie Molson Centre July 11th and 12th. The OTDC provides a forum not only to demonstrate the skill set of all professional drivers competing in five categories, but also for building greater awareness of the importance commercial trucking plays in the economy and the lives of countless thousands. The OTDC is also a forum for the best of the best. All of the 67

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drivers that competed in one or more of the five classes previously made the grade as the top-three winners in regional and private championships before qualifying for the OTDC provincial competition. In addition, drivers had to be free of any at-fault accidents in the preceding 12 months. Heading the line of winners – and there were many – was Stew Jutzi of Erb Transport Ltd. by coming first place in the Straight Truck category and by achieving the highest overall score. At the event’s gala, Jutzi was presented with the Grand Champion Ring by Barb

Woodward, Publisher of Ontario Trucking News, Eastern Trucking News and Western Trucking News. Ontario Trucking News was one of the many sponsors who contributed to the event’s success. First place winners in the remaining four categories – Single Single, Single Tandem, Tandem Tandem and B Train – were Clary Ward, ConWay Freight Canada, Kerry Ellsworth, Reimer Express Lines, Preetpal Nijjar, Canada Cartage System, and Aaron Kershaw, Tim Horton’s, respectively. Second and third place winners were Robert Hunter, Waste Management and Joe Ferreira, City of Brampton (Straight Truck), Marc Lefebvre, Canada Cartage System and Joseph Kuntz, Home Hardware Stores (Single Single), William Wolfe, Home Hardware, and Ed Connors, Molson Coors (Single Tandem), Tom Griffiths, Home Hardware and Derek Sumsion Challenger Motor Freight (Tandem Tandem), and Wayne Burnette, Home Hardware and Doug Congdon, Reimer Express Lines (B Train). Rookie of the Year Award went to Bruce Lambert of Martin Brower, and Preetpal Nijjar, first place winner in the Tandem Tandem category, also distinguished himself by garnering the Highest Points Award. The MTO Safety Aw a r d w e n t t o Shawn Matteson (Home Hardware Stores) who, along with fellow competitors, had to undertake pre-trip safety checks under the watchful gaze of MTO officials. Matheson tied with Dan Congdon (Reimer

Express Lines) for the highest Pre-trip score. This year spectators, too, had the chance to participate by signing up for the Powder Puff Competition. Open to partners of competing professional drivers, the Powder Puff extended the invitation for partners to engage in meaningful industry activity, beyond cheering on their partners in each of the five categories. A smaller venue, the Powder Puff challenged participants with similar circuits that involved negotiating circuits and backing up under challenging conditions. Those who participated grasped a firsthand understanding of the challenges their partners face handling obstacles as part of their daily jobs. First, second and third place winners were Crystal Soules, Tracy Schoutsen and Cathy Green, respectively. The OTDC first began in 1947 under a different name as a partnership between the Automotive Transport Association (ATA) and Transportation Safety Association of Ontario (TSAO). Then, as now, the Group is comprised of industry volunteers dedicated to raising the profile of the truck driving industry and providing a venue to promote safety and professionalism as participants demonstrate their multiple skill sets. Hundreds of enthusiasts lend their support as delegates, fans, contestants, judges, and committee members. “As a non-profit group for 68 years, the OTDC has always been and is still today made up of industry volunteers who understand

s and Trucking New t of Ontario en id es ship Pr on d, pi ar e Grand Cham Barb Woodw ent present th id es . Pr es C ni TD pa roup of Com Ewen Steel, O i, from ERB G tz Ju ew St to ring winner

the value and importance of your contribution. Ontario Trucking News’ sponsorship support of the Grand Champion Ring, is an example of the very underpinning of the OTDC, as without our sponsors, volunteers and supporters this event

would just not be possible. A Big Thank you to all, as your contributions helped make the 2014 Ontario Truck Driving Championships in Barrie, Ontario a huge success!” The Team Ontario winners will head to the nationals this September 4th to 7th in Estérel, Quebec.



Eastern Report

Peterbilt Atlantic Celebrates Anniversaries By George Fullerton


eterbilt Atlantic has planned a double celebration for August 18, 2014, at their Moncton sales and service centre. In addition to marking twenty years since Tim Hawkins and his father started Peterbilt Atlantic, the day will also host the Peterbilt 75th Anniversary Tour which marks the founding of Peterbilt trucks. To m D y k e m a n , Vi c e President of Operations with Peterbilt Atlantic said staff will be on hand to welcome visitors, invite them to celebrate by enjoying a barbecue and refreshments. In addition to taking in Peterbilt and trailer gear on the lot, visitors will have the opportunity to check out a selection of old and new trucks which will be part of a show and shine event. The Peterbilt Anniversary Tour features a Special Anniversary Edition 579 Peterbilt which will pull the Peterbilt Anniversary Tour Trailer. This unit will spend 2014 visiting Peterbilt dealers and other events all across North America.

The Peterbilt Anniversary Tour trailer is a custom-built, double-expandable 53-foot trailer with lots of Peterbilt memorabilia, interactive displays, a history wall display, a PACCAR MX-13 Engine; this in addition to cab and sleeper cutaways on Peterbilt’s new Models 579 and 567. This unit is bound to grab the interest of anyone remotely interested in trucks, whether experienced drivers or aficionados of technological development. The Special Anniversary Edition 579 Peterbilt features a paint scheme reminiscent of the original 1939 Peterbilt. The truck features additional interior and exterior adornments that make it stand out, even in a Peterbilt lot. In mid-June salesman, Tyler Witherell, reported they had a couple of Anniversary Edition 579’s trucks on their lot, but he was interested in finding them a new home, so the touring 579 may be the lone example at Peterbilt Atlantic come August. Peterbilt Atlantic was founded by Tim Hawkins and his father Dick in 1994. They opened their

first shop in Fredericton, which was quickly followed with a facility in Moncton. Over the years, Peterbilt Atlantic expanded their business, providing a superior product and backing it up with a solid parts and service commitment. Additional sales and service shops were added in Kentville, Nova Scotia; Saint-Louisdu- Ha!-Ha!, Quebec; Charlottetown, Prince

Edward Island; Sydney, Nova Scotia; Deer Lake, Newfoundland and Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. In their drive to continue the highest possible service to their customers Peterbilt Atlantic opened a new facility in Kentville in June of 2014. Tom Dykeman also pointed out that they expect to open a new sales and service facility early in 2015, located right on the #20 Highway

at Saint-Pascal, Quebec. Peterbilt Atlantic will have another celebration at their Moncton location this autumn when they unveil North America’s first edition of Talbert Trailers’ ‘Rockico Custom Deck’. This innovatively designed deck can be quickly converted by the driver from a flat deck to a raised deck or a beam deck configuration. The deck’s width can also be

hydraulically widened. This engineered piece of equipment is sure to attract a lot of interest from the heavy haul sector. Marking their 20th anniversary, Tim Hawkins, CEO Peterbilt Atlantic, commented, “Our goal back then is the same as it is now - to give people the best products at the best value, and to match it with fast, quality service that’s second-to-none.



Nearly $4,000 Annual Savings Now Available with the Peterbilt Preferred Card


enton, Washington - The Peterbilt Preferred Card provides more ways commercial truck operators across the United States, Canada and Mexico to save money on parts and service for their vehicle fleet. In fact, there are 4 great ways to save with Peterbilt Preferred. Weekly, Monthly and Annual offers, in addition to bonus Rewards, bring customers multiple savings options to fit their needs. With upwards of 70 annual offers, owners

and operators can save up to $4,000. In addition, monthly and weekly offers bring the total savings even higher with special offers on seasonal products and services. Plus, customers who use their Peterbilt Preferred program more often can receive valuable REWARDS offers good throughout the Peterbilt dealer network. “Since 2006, the Peterbilt Preferred program has served commercial vehicle owners and operators in the U.S. and Canada,” said Bart Lore, General Market-

ing Manager for PACCAR Parts. “The program provides money-saving offers on quality parts and services to more than 175,000 customers at close to 300 dealerships throughout North America.” Customers can find out more about all the ways they can save with the Peterbilt Preferred program by clicking on the Peterbilt Preferred website at: partsandservice.peterbilt.com. In addition to information about money-saving offers, customers can sign up to receive e-mail notifications

regarding new offers. Partsandservice.peterbilt. com also gives members instant access to view offers on their mobile, tablet and smart devices. They can click on the phone link provided to call their dealership’s parts department to ask questions or order parts directly over the phone. Members can also share offers with drivers, managers or company employees via Facebook, Twitter or Linkedin social media accounts. “The Peterbilt Preferred Program has been a popu-

lar program with our dealers and our customers for many years,” Lore said. “We continue to look for new ways to expand the Peterbilt Preferred Program and to bring even more value

to the market. The value of the program is bringing truck and fleet operators and owners the support they want, when they want it and the parts and service they need.”


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Completion of Unique Truck Building Initiative By Marek Krasuski


n June 9th Cambrian College celebrated the completion of an 18-month long project with the unveiling of the Little Big Rig followed by a luncheon and remarks by College officials who paid tribute to all stakeholders. The Little Big Rig exemplified the College’s unique learning program for students in the skills training division as they first stripped down this kit and rebuilt it from the chassis up. This 1993 diesel F250 Super Cab first debuted in May at the local high school in Espanola. A total of 32 students from three programs - welding fabrication, heavy equipment, and automotive - collaborated in the rebuilding process, an initiative designed to develop critical thinking and problem

solving skills, noted the project’s Lead and professor, Bob Huzij. “This was an excellent opportunity to show kids what is possible. Literally the nuts and bolts of the program, they learned how to prepare, plan, and execute the rebuilding process. Instead of telling them how to do something, they were able to learn through trial and error to complete the project themselves. It was truly a great lesson in critical thinking.” The Little Big Rig will be driven to other industry events to stimulate young people into considering a career in the automotive trades at Cambrian. The kit, purchased in Tennessee and the truck in Florida, is the only vehicle of its kind in Canada to date. Not surprisingly, it continues to attract the attention of aspiring students and onlookers. Shawn

Poland, Associate Vice President College Advancement, was instrumental in convincing sponsors to underwrite the project. Contributors included William Day Construction who purchased the kit, Sign City who completed the exterior wrap, and Fountain Tire who supplied the tires and rims. The fibreglass, kit built by its inventor in Tennessee, includes interior Cadillac Escalade seats and a Ford powertrain. The total cost of the project, approximating $50,000, was for parts and related expenses only as student labour in the reconstruction was unpaid. As might be expected student interest in participating in this one-of-a-kind initiative was enthusiastic: “The students contributed their time after normal school hours and they were so engaged that it was hard to get them to leave at

the end of the day,” Huzij said. Ind e e d , one s t ud e nt elaborated on the project’s value as an instructional tool. “This is a very adaptive exercise,” said third-year learner Kyle Joyce, one of four students who saw the project through from inception to completion. “Since we don’t receive all the infor-

mation in rebuilding the truck, there are certain canvasses that are left blank and so we are left to figure it out ourselves. For example, we had to figure out how to wire the fuel tanks properly and determine the fuel centres with no position markings. It’s an example of how the program makes you think by throwing out options

and together learning to understand how things work,” Kyle explained. The F250 Super Cab Little Big Rig will be presented at next year’s Ontario Technological Skills Competition in Waterloo, thereby demonstrating to industry enthusiasts the learning opportunities in the skilled trades at Cambrian College.


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Health & Fitness

Caffeine May Boost Workout Benefits By Dr. George Traitses


alf of Americans and 55% percent of Canadians consume coffee in the morning, and paired with exercise this habit may help super-charge weight loss. In a Spanish study published in the International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism, athletes who consumed at least 4.5 mg of caffeine per kilogram of weight burned 15% more calories for three hours following a workout versus those who took a placebo. “For a 150-pound woman (68 kg), that’s roughly 300 mg of caffeine, the amount in about 12 ounces of brewed coffee, a quan-

tity you may already be sipping each morning,” writes Cynthia Sass, MPH, RD, on Foxnews. com. Other studies have shown caffeine consumption increased blood flow, reduced perceived postworkout muscle pain and improved memory. All of this good news comes with a word of caution, of course-water should remain your go-to beverage, stick to caffeine that occurs naturally (like in coffee and tea), and don’t overdo it. “The maximum amount of caffeine recommended for enhancing performance with minimal side effects is up to 6 mg per kg body weight, which is about 400 mg per day (or about

16 ounces of coffee) for a 150-pound woman,” Sass writes. Source: “5 Reasons You Should Drink Coffee Before Your Workout,” by Cynthia Sass, Foxnews. com, June 24, 2014. 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. D r. G e o r g e Tr a i t ses can be reached at 416.499.5656 or visit w w w. i n f i n i t e - h e a l t h . com.


Healthy Living

Debate Over Hydrogenated Oils

By Brenda Ricker


ou have probably heard of hydrogenated oils and the debate over whether they are friend or foe. Hydrogenated oils are unsaturated oils that have been put through a process to saturate them, making them shelf stable.

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This is how the process works: lt begins with an unsaturated fat. Generally manufacturers use poorer quality oils like cottonseed, soybean, canola and corn. The oil is then heated to high temperatures to remove impurities. This process causes oils to oxidize. The oil is then mixed with a finely ground metal catalyst, usually nickel, which is needed to make the hydrogen process possible. The oil is then placed under high heat and pressure inside a reactor vessel. Following

this, the oil and nickel catalyst are introduced to the hydrogen atoms which are forced into the molecular structure of the oil. Oil that is partially hydrogenated needs emulsifiers which are soap like substances that produce a smoother product. The oil is then heated again to “clean” it. The heat changes the molecular structure, rendering it dangerous to your health. The oil is bleached as it is now a grey color the consumers would not want to buy. It is now mixed with synthetic vitamins, minerals, and a natural yellow color as it is illegal to add synthetic yellow. Partially hydrogenated oils are not your friend. It is better to stick with natural oils like coconut, olive and oils from avocado, nuts, and seeds. Fat is good, but just be sure to eat the right kind of fat. I can be reached at health_you_deserve@yahoo.ca.



Eastern Report

Maintenance Conference Gears Up for September By George Fullerton


he Associate Trades Council’s working committee, the Vehicle Maintenance Council, has lent their efforts to designing the Transport Technology and Maintenance Conference which will be held on September 14-16 at the Hilton Hotel in Saint John, New Brunswick. The Associate Trades Council is a working committee in the Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association (APTA) that represents product and supply services to the trucking industry. The 2014 Maintenance Conference was organized on a new model in an attempt to be more responsive to the indus-

try’s technical knowledge needs, according to Associate Trades Vice Chair, Charlie Taylor. “In the past it has been challenging to attract attendance to our technical conferences, so the associate trades went to trucking fleets to ask their staff to come together to outline subject content they wanted and to provide input on how the conference could best be organized”, Taylor said. The result was a gathering of about twenty representatives from some of the region’s major fleets to a meeting that resulted in the formation of a Vehicle Maintenance Council which identified the industry’s most pressing technical issues facing carriers.

To further narrow the subject list, the council organized a survey that was dispatched to trucking fleets. The results of the survey essentially morphed into the agenda for the technical conference, with the Council’s proviso that high calibre expert speakers make the presentations. As an example, Taylor pointed out that a seminar on ‘Corrosion in Atlantic Canada’ will be delivered by Darren Harmon, an engineer and business development expert with Grote Manufacturing’s (wiring) harness department. “Darren is a very talented engineer, a leader in the field, with an in depth knowledge of the environ-

mental (road) chemical elements that impact transport equipment. Darren deals with corrosion issues every day and is tasked with development of products that tolerate the increasingly complex assortment of chemicals used in highway maintenance.” The Monday luncheon speaker will be Caroline Ouellette, Captain of Canada’s Women’s Olympic team and four time Olympic gold medalist. Caroline will be able to share her experience in team building and motivation, a background which dovetails with a preceding presentation on recruitment and retention. The afternoon sessions will be launched by Cum-

mins’ Adam Whitney who will focus on engine regeneration and Eaton’s Brent Talbert automated transmissions. The last spot on the afternoon’s agenda is a town hall format where OEMs will discuss their biggest challenges as well as emerging technologies. This session will be moderated by a trucking industry representative specifically tasked to keep speakers challenged and on subject. As of press time for this issue, Volvo and Peterbilt had committed their participation, while organizers anticipated other OEMs will participate as well. Following breakfast the following morning a number of trade show partici-

pants will deliver several hands-on demonstrations and expert commentary on disc brakes, trailer couplings, ABS, bearing preload and roadside inspection. The roadside inspection will feature a working truck in the Saint John Trade and Convention Centre which will undergo inspection by a commercial enforcement officer. This demonstration will give attendees a comprehensive understanding of the procedure and detail that roadside inspections cover, providing fleets with knowledge that helps ensure they are in compliance with regulations. For more information contact www.apta. ca.


Maritime Pro Stock Tour

Maritime Racing Community Saddened by Passing of Riverside Speedway Owner


ohn “Nova” Chisholm, legendary entrepreneur, philanthropist and mover of dirt, died in the early hours of July 4th at the age of 68. Born in Antigonish on January 5th, 1946, to Donald and Margaret L. Chisholm, John co-founded with his father Nova Construction, one of the largest road building companies east of Quebec. When it came to the business of moving dirt and building roads, John was a natural from the start. The Chisholm clan, whose centuries-old motto was I am fierce with the fierce, was a family of farmers, loggers and earth-movers. Mechanical competence was considered a necessity of life. So at age 4, with his father looking on stoically, John Nova learned to drive tractor. He bought his first D4 dozer at 17 and won a contract to dig the basement of the Angus L. MacDonald Library at St. Francis Xavier University,

happily cutting classes to do so. Later that year, following the assassination of John F. Kennedy - a watershed event for his generation, John Nova quit school for good and founded Nova Construction. One of the company’s first major jobs was building a large section of highway on Newfoundland. For John, landing in preTransCanada Newfoundland was “like getting dropped on the moon.” But he loved the work: the camaraderie of his crews, creating smooth, straight, well-built roads where there were none before. Most of all, he loved beating the pants off the competition - a passion for which he would never lose his appetite. In 1975, at age 29, John and his team started construction on what is still considered to be among the largest and most successful industrial projects ever completed in Nova Scotia - the Wreck Cover

Hydroelectric Plant. For the next three decades, John lead Nova Construction’s expansion into ever larger and more successful industrial projects: the development of Porcupine Quarry, considered to be among North America’s finest sources of quality aggregate; the construction of the Cobequid Pass, and the establishment of Pioneer Coal, a reclamation mining company with operations throughout Cape Breton and Pictou County.

He also played an instrumental role in the conception of Confederation Bridge. His son Donald has succeeded him as President of Nova Construction. John played as hard as he worked. A lover of NASCAR racing, he travelled to Tennessee in the mid-1960s to scope out the legendary Bristol Raceway, and ultimately created a replica, the Riverside Speedway, upon which his son Donald races today. Quiet and old-fashioned,

John believed that actions spoke louder than words. While he was well-known for substantial gifts made to a number of organizations including the Coady Institute at Saint Francis Xavier University, many people around Antigonish were touched by his kindness and generosity. In 2011, he was recognized for his significant contributions to Nova Scotia’s economy with an honourary degree from St. FX. And so, 48 years after dropping out of high

school, he finally graduated. What an awful pile of dirt it took to make that happen. John will be mourned and deeply missed by his wife, Anne; his son and daughter-in-law Donald and Kellie Chisholm; his daughter and son-in-law Julie Chisholm and Aly Mawji; the delights of his life, his grandchildren, Emily, Shelby,Nahla, Kieran; and the many loyal and committed employees of Nova Construction, past and present.


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Eastern Report

Temporary Foreign Worker Program Needs Changes By George Fullerton


onnie Fillmore, Chairman of the Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association (APTA), is calling on the Honorable Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development, to make changes to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program so that it works effectively for the trucking industry. “The Temporary Foreign Worker Program is certainly the hottest subject in the industry, right across the country. The government must move quickly and make changes to the program so that it works in a cost effective and practical manner for the industry,” commented Fillmore in a telephone interview. Fillmore said recent program changes are having a significant negative impact on the trucking sector. “Our industry needs those changes, and our country needs those changes. Canada runs on trucks, and we need drivers in those seats to move goods.” He further explained that, “Over the next seven years in Atlantic Canada alone we are looking for 2,000 new truck drivers. Across the

country that figure stands around 30,000. Effectively, the recent changes to the temporary foreign worker program have complicated access to our major potential labour pool. Canada cannot generate 30,000 qualified drivers in that period. The industry absolutely relies on temporary workers.” Fillmore said the program had been working relatively well and many Atlantic trucking companies tapped into its benefits. He pointed out that it was entirely unfair to penalize the trucking industry’s participation in the program because of problems created by other industries. “The truck drivers brought in under the program have been highly skilled professionals and they have gone to work in good paying jobs. They have worked out well and they have made a significant economic contribution to our country. They have paid taxes and consumed goods and services while filling a critical labour need. The industry needs continued access to those workers.” Jean-Marc Picard, APTA Executive Director, says changes to the Temporary

Foreign Worker Program are having a major impact on the trucking industry. “The impact on our industry will be absolutely huge” said Picard, who estimated that more than 75% of the APTA membership has used the Temporary Foreign Worker Program. He is concerned that changes will result in parked trucks and restrict the movement of cargo. Changes include limiting the number of TFWs (Temporary Foreign Workers) that a company can employ to only 10% of their total workforce. The duration of contracts for TFW is reduced from four years to just one year. He went on to point out that the Department of Employment and Social Development Canada restructured the Labour Market Opinion into a Labour Market Impact Assessment which is a more comprehensive and exhaustive requirement demonstrating that the applicant has effectively attempted to recruit Canadian workers. The more detailed application process is further compromised with a hike in fees for each TFW application from $275 to $1,000.

Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) has also further restricted access to the TFWP by basing eligibility on median provincial wages as opposed to National Occupational Classification. Their reasoning is that wage is a more objective and accurate reflection of skill level requirement and labour need in a given area. With the regulation changes, positions where the prevailing wage (in the applicant’s industry) is below the provincial/territorial median wage are considered low-wage. Employment positions where the prevailing wage is at or above the provincial/territorial median wage will be considered high-wage positions. ESDC has implemented a cap on TFW applications into low wage positions. Picard said this puts the Atlantic region trucking companies in a position where access is further restricted. He pointed out that because the government looked at truck driver wages across all industries, from over-the-road professionals to part timers doing local deliveries, the median wage for the truck driver category was

in the $16 range, while the provincial median wage is in the $17 range. Picard said the Association has been working feverishly to point out to EDSC that over-the-road drivers, along with other professional truck drivers, have a median wage that puts them above the high wage threshold and as such those companies should not be subject to the restrictive cap. “Our members are extremely concerned about this situation” stated Picard. “The program worked well in our industry for many years, and now our members have no idea where and how they will find qualified drivers to move the goods for their customers. Every company hauling commercial goods today is looking for drivers; it is a welldocumented fact that the industry has a shortage of drivers. The change to the program has just amplified the situation and it will change the landscape of our industry in Atlantic Canada”. Picard went on to point out that the Conference Board of Canada produced a document in 2013 highlighting the driver short-

age facing the industry. The report states that the trucking industry currently faces a lack of qualified drivers and will need to recruit an estimated 33,000 additional drivers by 2020. He added that restricting the TFWP only complicates an already serious situation for the industry. “The trucking industry prefers to hire qualified Canadians as truck drivers,” added Picard, stating that companies that use the TFWP program do so only when they have exhausted their ability to attract qualified Canadians. On July 1, ESDC lifted Eassons transport’s suspension from using the TFWP. Eassons, a Berwick, Nova Scotia based carrier, came under investigation in May 2014 because the Department had ‘reasonable grounds to suspect that the employer or group of employers provided false, misleading or inaccurate information in their applications’. A CBC report said Eassons’ suspension was lifted after inspectors found no rules were broken, according to an official in the Department of Employment and Social Development Canada.


Truckload Carriers Association

Professional Truck Driver Named Highway Angel


lexandria, Virginia – The Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) is pleased to name Gary de Vos of Trenton, Ontario as its latest Highway Angel. Gary de Vos, who drives for Bison Transport of Winnipeg, Manitoba, is being recognized for helping a motorist who had a serious collision with a deer. On April 23, 2014, de Vos was driving down a remote stretch of Highway 1 east of Winnipeg. It was about 5:00 a.m. and still dark. As he came to a wide, dirt shoulder, something on the side of the road caught his atten36   August 2014

tion. Not sure exactly what it was, he decided to investigate. He was astounded to find a man sitting on the dirt shoulder, underneath a brown blanket. Apparently, he had hit a deer, which caused his car to overturn and skid about 30 feet off the roadway into a watery muskeg. The man had crawled out of the wreck and back to the road, shivering and seemingly in shock, taking a blanket he had in the car with him for its meager warmth. B y t h e t i m e d e Vo s stopped, the man had already been on the side of the road for more than 45

minutes. He said he had counted at least 28 vehicles that had sped past him without stopping. Gary de Vos quickly brought the motorist into his warm truck and cranked up the heat even higher. His attempts to get help through the CB radio were unsuccessful, and his cell phone was out of signal range, but he was able to notify his dispatcher about the problem through satellite communication. Eventually, someone did stop and offer assistance and called 911. He gave the phone to de Vos, who explained what had happened and de Vos kept the

accident victim warm and waited with him until help eventually arrived. “As a night-time driver who has to pass through a highly deer-prone area, I’m always scanning the roadway left to right because deer are so hard to see,” said de Vos, who spent 32 years in the Canadian military and has been a professional truck driver for about five years. “With the guy under a brown blanket, sitting on a dirt shoulder – in the dark – he blended right in. It would have been so easy to miss him if it weren’t for the movement he made.”

For his good deed, TCA has presented its latest Highway Angel with a certificate, patch, and lapel pin. Bison Transport also received a certificate acknowledging that one of its drivers is a Highway Angel. Since the program’s inception in August 1997, hundreds of drivers have been recognized as Highway Angels for the unusual kindness, courtesy, and courage they have shown others while on the job. To nominate a driver or learn more about the program and its honorees, visit Highway Angel online at www.truckload.

org/Highway-Angel or Facebook page at on.fb.me/ tcanews. For additional information, contact TCA at 703.838.1950 or angel@ truckload.org.


TCA Highway Angel Gary de Vos of Bison Transport


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Transport For Christ

Creator’s Instructional Manual By Chaplain Len Reimer


f you look up the word “wisdom,” you will find this definition: “Having the ability to make sensible decisions and judgements.” Life is all about decisions, and your quality of life is based on the quality of your decisions. How many times have bad decisions put you in a downward spiral? (Think about it for a moment - God’s wisdom. Doesn’t that blow your mind? It should.) The Bible says that to receive His wisdom all we have to do is ask. But there is a condition. We must ask in faith - faith that He will give it and faith to use it instead of your own “wisdom.” I look back a few years or so and say, “Wow, if only I knew then what I know now.” The problem is that I think I know everything now, especially what God should allow to happen in

my life. However, in a few years I will again say, “Wow, if only I knew then what I know now, I would have never done this or asked for that.” It is always the same. We will never know enough to be totally in charge, calling all our own shots. I am amazed by our enormous pride and stubbornness. We continually rely on our own understanding instead of His, even though we know our track record in certain areas is terrible. Reading the manufacturer’s instruction manual always, I repeat, always works. Winging it as we try to assemble our lives on our own without using His instruction manual costs time, energy, money, lots of stress, frustration, anguish and pain. He is our Creator, He made us for amazing activities and good works. He has given us the best instruction manual ever

written. We would have to be idiots not to follow it. But we chuck it to the side and use our own bogus manual that is co-written by Satan, the world and our flesh. Then, we are bewildered when the pedals don’t work, the wheels fall off and our lives spin out of control and crash. Today, stop facing life’s challenges and storms in a half-witted way. Instead, ask for and receive from Him who “gives generously and without finding fault.” Why would we want to make decisions using any wisdom other than His? Isn’t it pretty arrogant to think that we know it all, especially in light of our track record? He designed us and knows exactly how we function best. Be wise. Whose instruction manual are you using to assemble your life - yours or His?


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The Complacency Coach

Can Golf Help Your Business Be Successful?

By Bruce Outridge


ave you noticed how much life seems to mirror itself in different aspects of your life? For instance, while trying to improve my golf game I often will look at my business in the same way. In golf I am trying to make the most yards in the shortest amount of strokes. In business I am trying to make the most amount of money with the fewest number of mistakes. In golf I am trying to either go

around or over the water traps. In business I am trying to negotiate around bad deals or bad business. Of course, in golf the last thing anyone wants to do is to get stuck in a sand trap, especially me as I am terrible in the sand. In business, if you aren’t moving forward you are in danger of getting stuck in a rut. Now if you don’t play golf you may not understand the connection between business and golf, but you can compare business to any sport that is of interest to you. The important thing is that many times the techniques that you would use to get ahead in your hobby or sport may help you improve your business. So let’s assume you own a truck and have been an owner operator for a few years, but you feel stifled.

The runs seem the same and you would like to make more income for your business. In golf, to achieve our goal we would look at the par, the course for that hole and choose the appropriate clubs to get us to the hole in the shortest amount of time or strokes. By comparison you may have to look at the area you have been running as an owner operator. Maybe it’s time to change areas, look for better routes or look at your business as a whole and try to see where you need to improve your operation. In your business the water traps are those expenses that really need attention. How are you able to reduce fuel costs and other expenses in your business? Is it time to bring in a bookkeeper? Maybe you need to have a discus-

Smart Truck Canada

Support For Victims & Survivors of Breast Cancer


mart Truck Canada is pleased to partner with Cancer Care Foundations across Canada in helping victims and survivors of breast cancer while promoting research in this field. Smart Truck Canada invites Canada’s trucking fleets to support the “Pink UnderTray Awareness Campaign”. For a limited time this leader in Undertray Systems is offering Pink UT6 systems for $1989.00 Canadian, a package which includes a decal from the cancer foundation in the province where the unit was purchased. Attached to your trailer, these decals

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demonstrate the true color of your support. Smart Truck Canada, a proud supporter of Cancer Care Foundations across Canada, is pleased to donate $350.00 from the sale of each UT-6 UnderTray system. The company invites customers to make a donation as well in order to create more tomorrows for those facing breast cancer diagnoses. All funds raised will remain in the donating province, thereby promoting regional care and research for Canadians and their families battling breast cancer. To buy a Pink Under-

Tray system visit www. smarttruckcanada.com for a list of participating dealers.


sion with your accountant or possibly look into the benefits of a fuel program. What you really want to watch is getting stuck in those dreaded sand traps. Oh how I hate those sand traps, I lose a lot of strokes in my game if I land in one of those. I see many people get stuck in a rut in their business. They don’t look at the numbers, they haven’t made a business plan, they don’t do their bookkeeping regularly and then wonder why they are not successful. If this keeps up for a long time you can

actually drive your business into the ground. So do you start playing golf in order to get your business sorted out and on the right track? Of course not! Golf is just a neat correlation to business. Look at your business as a whole and decide where you need to go to improve and be more successful. Look at what potential hazards might take your success plan off course. Lastly, make sure you review your business on a regular basis so you don’t get into a rut and

slide into a downward pattern. In other words, evaluate the hole, choose your clubs, watch out for the water, stay out of the sand, and you may very well win the game. About the Author 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 work or to purchase his books please visit his website at www.outridgeenteprises.ca.



Canadian Trucking Alliance [CTA]

Recognizing Truck Driving as Skilled Occupation Key to Jobs Strategy


oronto, Ontario Truck driving is a skilled occupation that should not be lumped in with burger flippers and other low wage/low skill jobs in order for the industry’s jobs strategy to work. That’s the over-riding comment from the Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) in the wake of changes to the controversial Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) announced recently by Federal Employment Minister Jason Kenney.

“In an industry as fragmented and diverse as trucking, it’s not surprising there are varying opinions on the TFWP,” says CTA President David Bradley. “Obviously, those companies that utilize the program in order to fill truck driver vacancies will be impacted, whereas those who do not are less concerned.” According to the minister, the changes are designed to encourage Canadian businesses to fill job vacancies with Canadians, reduce the number of for-

eign workers in Canada under the program and put a stop to abuses. The minister says that scrapping the program, at least for low wage occupations, remains on the table. Regardless of whether a company uses the TFWP or not, Bradley says employing Canadians is always paramount and there is a very clear industry consensus that truck driving should be considered a skilled occupation. The fact that it isn’t, says CTA, is a key impediment to

addressing the driver shortage, which could reach 33,000 in the for-hire trucking sector by 2020, according to the Conference Board of Canada. Bradley contends trucking companies who use the TFWP do not do so to expand their businesses. “Even prior to the announced changes the program was considered by most to be too cumbersome and restrictive for anything other than a temporary, stop-gap measure to fill unseated trucks when a company is unable to fill those positions with qualified Canadians.” “The TFWP is what it is,” he says. “It’s not an ideal program, nor is it a solution to the shortage of qualified truck drivers. But it’s all that is available to fill some seats on a temporary basis for those who choose to use it.” H e s a y s C TA w o u l d much rather work with the federal and provincial governments to fulfill the industry’s need for qualified Canadian transport operators; or where that is not possible, with quali-

fied immigrant drivers on a path to citizenship. The current situation is untenable. “On the one hand, the government wants the TFWP to be a last resort or perhaps disappear altogether,” he says. “On the other, because truck drivers are lumped in with unskilled, low wage jobs like burger flippers, younger or displaced Canadians are unable to access programs like the Canada Jobs Grant, which would help them with the costs of the training they need before obtaining a commercial licence and becoming employable.” “This is a real disincentive for people who might otherwise consider a truck driving career,” he adds. Moreover, by classifying truck driving as low-skill, the industry is excluded (except in the few situations where the TFWP can be a stepping stone to landed immigrant status through Provincial Nominee Programs) from utilizing immigration channels available to people from skilled occupations. CTA believes one of the TFWP changes - the move from categorizing occupations as skilled or non-skilled to looking at whether an occupation pays low or high wages compared to the median average wage in a province - may reflect an effort to deal with the skilled versus unskilled issue. However, the use of a median hourly wage for truck drivers is problematic. “It’s not a homogeneous occupation,” says Bradley. “The wages and the demands of the job for local pick-up and delivery

drivers, for example, cannot be compared to those of long distance over-thehighway drivers, where wages tend to be higher and the shortage is felt most acutely.” Bradley says the industry does not expect government to solve the driver shortage. He points to the efforts of CTA’s Blue Ribbon Task Force on the Driver Shortage, which is working hard to address the industry’s recruitment and retention challenges. “When it comes to issues of compensation, lifestyle and training, the responsibility rests with the industry,” he says. “However, governments do have an important role to play they determine which occupations are eligible for shared training funds; which qualify for immigration; and they set licensing standards and oversee the training institutions.” CTA and the provincial trucking associations are calling upon the provincial governments to introduce mandatory entry level training for truck drivers. With the support of Employment and Social Development Canada, the Driving the Future Project - being managed by Trucking HR Canada in cooperation with CTA - is developing a new national occupational standard for entry level truck drivers and laying out a framework for better labour market information. “We must continue to work together,” says Bradley. “Trucks move 90% of all consumer products and foodstuffs in the country so it’s essential the industry has a sufficient supply of qualified drivers.”


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From the

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

Speed Limits


ritish Columbia has decided to change its speed limit to 120 KPH on certain highways. Ontario is now talking about doing the same on the 400 series highways. Cars, SUV’s and pick-ups are commonly doing 120 to 140 KPH now. Transport trucks, however, will still be limited to 105 KPH. Only fuel companies, car companies (additional sales to replace vehicle lost in crashes) and Insurance companies (increased rates) will benefit. My question: How do you feel about increasing the speed limit from 100 KPH to 120 KPH?

Larry Weber drives for Chapple Fuels, located in Chatham, Ontario: “It doesn’t really matter what the speed limit is. People do not pay attention to the signs anyway. No police to stop speeders? Who cares? Truckers are in more danger because speeding cars cause accidents.”

Eric Swanlumb drives for Kriska Transport based in Mississauga, Ontario: “Traffic will run smoother if you change the speed limiters on trucks. If you change the speed limit to 120 KPH, cars will just increase to 140 KPH. Where is the safety?”

John Livingstone drives for SGT Transport in Brampton, Ontario: “The province might as well change the speed limit to 120 KPH now. Car drivers are already doing 120. More and more truck drivers are running dash cams. That is to show the police the truth about an accident as it happens.”

Harry Tayler drives f o r C o n t ra n s F l a t b e d Group based in Hagersville, Ontario: The province might as well change the speed limit to 120 KPH. That is the speed they are doing now. Car drivers don’t care what the speed limit is, so change it to whatever you want.” If you have any ideas or questions you would like to see discussed, please feel free to contact me at carl@ woodwardpublishing.com or phone Carl McBride at 613.902.5324.


Transport Canada

Construction Begins on Hwy 104 Heatherton Bridge


n June 27th, the Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada and Regional Minister for Nova Scotia, on behalf of the Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs, and the Honourable Randy Delorey, Nova Scotia Minister of Environment and Minister Responsible for Gaelic Affairs, on behalf of the Honourable Geoff MacLellan, Nova Scotia Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal, marked the start of construction of the Highway 104 Heatherton Bridge project. The Highway 104 Heatherton Bridge project involves the reconstruction of the Heatherton Bridge on the National Highway System on Highway 104, between Exit 35 and Exit

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36 in Antigonish County, Nova Scotia. The project consists of the construction of a detour bridge adjacent to the existing bridge, the removal of the existing bridge and the construction of the replacement bridge. Construction is expected to be complete by the end of July 2015. “ S t r e n g t h e n i n g N ov a Scotia’s communities and ensuring their long-term prosperity is a key commitment of our government. We are proud to invest in the replacement of Highway 104’s Heatherton Bridge as we continue to focus on creating jobs, promoting growth and building strong, prosperous communities across the country, to improve the quality of life of all Canadians. This highway is not only a vital link in the Trans-Canada Highway system, but it is also key infrastructure the

people of Nova Scotia need and rely on.”

The Honourable Peter MacKay, Regional Min-

ister for Nova Scotia and Minister of Justice

and Attorney General of Canada.


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