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Spotlight on… Kal Tire

Unshakable Commitment to Service & Savings By Marek Krasuski

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nalysts concur that profitability in the transportation industry hinges on a cardinal axiom – the determination of cost-per mile. Absent this overriding rule and the accurate measurement of profit margins remains elusive. For nearly 60 years Kal Tire has been a strict adherent to this abiding principle which has been the driving force behind its own growth as well as that of its customers nationwide. From its administrative structure to the multiple service and product packages available, the entire spectrum of this company’s operations is focused on providing a level of both savings and product/service value that surpasses customer expectations and the performance delivery of any competitors. In standing by its commitment to provide stellar service with broad national reach, Kal Tire has launched another expansion phase. Both commercial services and site locations are growing in Ontario to better serve the needs of today’s fleet managers and drivers. Greater coverage in Ontario will equal the broad base of commercial service securely established in western Canada. Future locations in this province will also reflect the level of commercial

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service at Kal Tire’s flagship location at 395 Creditstone Road in Vaughn, Ontario. For more than four years this site has built a reputation, equal to that of its partner locations in the West, of providing truck alignments on all commercial drive, steer and trailer tires. From a cost-per-mile perspective, alignments are an integral component of total service, says Danny Funk, Kal Tire’s Eastern Director of Stores. “We understand that a tire needs to be rolling straight down the highway perfectly, and alignment services are essential to achieve this and to minimize tire wear. The last thing we want is to have customers returning with complaints about performance deficiencies.” As new facilities are built at strategic locations across Ontario, expect to see alignment services similar to the same infrastructure advancements found at the Vaughn site. These include drive-through service bays equipped with pits and large enough to accommodate all tractor trailer units. A spacious work area under vehicles with good lighting, proper air circulation and easy reach to superior-grade equipment enables technicians to perform all alignment functions with no

limitations. Less advanced methods such as crawling under a truck with a 36-inch pipe wrench, for example, fail to achieve the same results. While on tour of the Vaughn facility, Danny Funk cautions against widespread misperceptions in the commercial trucking industry. “Many people think alignment is all about the front tires. In our role as tire experts w e

have an obligation to explain that it’s just as crucial to align drive tires and trailer tires.” Trailer tires are, in fact, less vulnerable to the same level of torque stresses as drive and steer tires, but they are subject to other pressures that rise from shouldering excessive cargo weight. Alignment services are integral to the drive toward “customer savings” – a company mantra

Danny Funk, Eastern Director of Stores (right), and Ron Pierce, Zone Manager, work in tandem with all employees to maximize customer savings by reducing cost-per-mile expenses on all Kal Tire products and services. As with all senior officers, both Funk and Pierce have worked through multiple positions, a practice embedded in the corporate culture to ensure a consistent level of expertise.

which is best described by Ron Pierce, Zone Manager, who, along with Danny Funk, highlights the extent to which Kal Tire goes to achieve fiscal restraint. “We have customers telling us that they can’t believe we do so much work so they can buy fewer tires from us.” Ron’s missive flows from a description of the multiple components standing alongside alignments that make up full service packages. Kal Tire sells premium tires, including Michelin, Bridgestone, Bandag, Continental, Firestone and Yokohama brands. Each product line achieves excellent performance levels thanks to Kal Tire’s supporting services which together reaffirm the company’s promise prominently displayed in every store across the country. It reads: “If we sell it, we guarantee it!” Included in commercial service plans is a detailed and updated reporting system in which pools of data covering all aspects of tire conditions are measured, monitored and transmitted to back to commercial carriers. This is crucial information, says Ron Pierce, that saves companies both time and money. “These reports show fleet managers data on the number of tire repairs and changeovers, air pressure

statistics, and alignments performed, along with our assurances that we have the right tire for the right application so that they achieve the lowest costper-mile on each tire.” Kal Tire also performs tests on carrier vehicles to determine optimal performance levels on multiple applications – a principal feature of their education program. Recognizing the high cost of quality tires, the company’s promise to maximize tire performance and life cycle is equally supported by an advanced retread program which, in keeping with company standards of excellence, is internally implemented and managed. Three state-of-the-art facilities – London, Mississauga and Sudbury – house advanced engineering processes and expert technicians who retread tires with premier Bandag retreads. The in-house retread program yields multiple benefits, says Danny Funk. “Because we own our own plants, it allows us the confidence to know that every retread is manufactured to the highest standards and reinforces our lowest cost-per-mile promise to our customers. We always retread tires that are as good as, or better than, new ones.” Indeed, tires with good radial casings can get up


to three retreads, accumulating huge savings for carriers as remanufactured tires generally cost just 30 percent of new tire values. Retreads also serve multiple applications. Danny explains: “Retreads allow for the changing of tread designs. For example, a new tire can be purchased in the fall to be used for better traction in the winter. In a later season, after the tread is worn, a different tread design can be attached for non-directional highway-type applications.” This year Kal Tire has added 16 new stores – four in Ontario, 12 in western Canada – to its chain of nation-wide locations.

This trajectory of continuous expansion is complemented by the three warehouse facilities in Brampton, London, and Stoney Creek, Ontario. The newly-built Brampton 180,000 square-foot facility now increases Kal Tire’s total warehousing space to 230,000 square feet. Ample storage space, says Zone Manager Ron Pierce, “allows us to ensure that our customers benefit from a continuous and steady supply of tires in spite of disruptions in the supply chain.” Though each store carries large inventories, these strategic locations guarantee easy access to all product lines, including exotic brands. To be sure, saving customers

money is also about minimizing downtime; securing tires quickly is key to the process. And so are the people that stand behind every Kal Tire product and service program. Danny Funk and Ron Pierce both hold senior management positions. Both also have in common a shared professional history with all other Kal Tire employees. Everyone works through multiple ranks of the company. It’s a practice embedded in the corporate culture and one that Ron Pierce says promotes a consistent level of expertise. “By working through the ranks virtually everyone in the company has a

high level of expertise and shares an equal commitment to customer satisfaction.” Consistency of tire exper-

tise and commitment level throughout all 230 Kal Tire stores and 55 associate partners is the product of a stellar training program. The company boasts the best experts in the industry who provide 95 percent of Kal Tire’s in-house training in some 80 courses covering every aspect of the tire industry. Among them: mechanical inspections, brake-measuring methods, tire types, tire changing, torque wrench sequencing, communications, etc. Kal Tire’s other flagship services include onsite inspections to ensure that crucial tire conditions – air pressure, tread depth, etc. - are optimized on all fleet units. Significantly, the company also provides 24hour emergency roadside service, another program

feature that extends the company’s reach to all customers in need. A call to one central number guarantees a Kal Tire technician will be promptly dispatched to the breakdown location from the nearest service centre. Kal Tire’s prominence in the transportation industry has for almost 60 years advanced along a growth trajectory thanks to its distinctive features of accessible sales and service locations, product selection, competitive pricing and superior service. Ongoing expansion of commercial services in Ontario and beyond, coupled with an unshakable commitment to customer savings, represent further efforts to consolidate Kal Tire’s premier reputation for yet another 60 years.

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Drive-through commercial service bays, featuring superior-grade alignment equipment and spacious work areas below vehicles, enable technicians to perform all alignment functions in an environment with good lighting, proper air circulation and easy access to all tools.

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Theme: Future of Tires

Commercial Tire Industry Strives for Optimal Design Features & Efficiencies

By Marek Krasuski

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n August of this year President Obama introduced new fuel efficiency standards that call for better performance on trucks to be built in 2014 and beyond. If these standards are enshrined into law there will be an increased emphasis on equipping commercial trucks with fuel efficient, low rolling-resistant tires. Manufacturers, though, are not necessarily waiting for government sanctioned rules to come into effect; instead, the desire to increase market share with better product lines featuring performance, durability and efficiency is what drives innovation. Earlier this year, Modern Tire Dealer published results from a survey to independent tire dealers who ranked truck tire brands for quality and durability. Respondents gave Michelin the highest score with an overall rating of 4.6 on a 5 point scale. Michelin, in fact, has recently been the focus of attention for product design advancements. Last September it was accorded a “value-added” designation from True Blue Book which added over $1,200 to the value of a used truck with Michelin X One Singles. The company says the X One delivers 4 to 10 percent fuel savings and represents a growing share of the market as these single wide tires, also known as “super singles,” replace conventional dual radial tire assemblies on both drive and trailer axles. Fewer tires save about 200 pounds per axle weight, the company says.

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Multiple benefits notwithstanding, super singles have met with some resistance. Drivers in remote regions with limited access to shops and inventories are weary of flat tires. A driver can limp a rig home if equipped with dual axle tires, an option unavailable to rigs with singles. Still, super singles are here to stay says Larry Hardy, National Manager for Truck and Specialty Tires for OK Tire. “The primary benefit is less rolling resistance, a popular feature which is gaining widespread acceptance in the United States.” The low profile tire is noted for a wide and narrow footprint, but with the same amount of rubber on the road as conventional duals. In the aforementioned survey, Michelin also won top marks for brands that offer the most retreads, a reputation reinforced with the introduction of the XZA+ Evertread which replaces the popular XZA steer tire and boasts maximum retreadability. Michelin, in addition to promising the same fuel saving performance as the XZA3, also claims the Evertread will extend tire life with 30 percent more mileage capacity than the competition. The company is committed to make good on its claim by paying customers twice the difference in cost between their tires and the competition’s should the Evertread’s performance fall short. Both owner operators and fleets are entitled to three retreads on Evertread casings. A dual compound tread and multiple rubber compounds are what reduces wear, maximizes fuel efficiency and extends tire life. Commercial buyers have not always pledged their loyalty to brand name North American manufacturers. In recent years offshore competitors secured as much as 70 percent of

market share with cheaper imports. But demand fell precipitously as complaints about roll resistance, durability, limited retreads and additional weight mounted. Declining interest in imports is reflected in Modern Truck Tire’s survey demonstrating that some Chinese-manufactured brands scored just 2.8 on the 5.0 point scale, while tires produced on the Indian subcontinent scored

tires and retreads with the integration of cool running compounds in the manufacturing process. This longstanding producer continues to reduce rolling resistance on all tires with closed shoulder tread designs. Open shoulder designs, while providing better performance, do not deliver optimal levels of fuel economy, says Goodyear’s director of marketing, Donn Kramer. Open

retreaded, a crucial factor for fleets trying to minimize operating costs. Experts predict that casing construction will evolve alongside improvements to tread designs and compounds in the ongoing effort to produce a super tire with the lowest possible rolling resistance. This year, Bridgestone, which ranked second in the survey for overall quality, launched a campaign to

line includes the General RT, a regional tire trailer available in two sizes, and the General RA, a regional all position tire, designed for pick-up and delivery functions. Continental, which came in at number eight with a score of 3.6 in the survey’s overall ranking, also introduced new product lines. As tire manufactur ers continue to advance technologies in that ever

even less. Several years ago Goodyear, which ranked third on the survey measuring dealers’ perceptions of overall tire quality, received accolades for being the first in the world to install tire sealants for commercial trucks. Built into the crown of the tire, the sealant, branded as DuraSeal technology, is a gel-like rubber compound that surrounds a nail and seals any tread puncture up to one-quarter inch and requires no repair or sealing reapplication. The company says that aftermarket sealants, in contrast, are less effective and are inconvenient to apply. Under the Fuel Max Technology name, Goodyear also promises fuel efficient

shoulder designs are also more susceptible to uneven wear which reduces tread life. In other news, Goodyear recently introduced its fleetHQservice program featuring non-stop roadside assistance along with benefits such as: a fleet program with consistent, nation-wide pricing, a solution centre with access to service technicians from 2000 dealer locations, an online function that monitors tire conditions, and photos of tires replaced during a service call. The keys to fuel efficiency – tread depth, tread design and compounds – are also supported by casings. Casing construction determines the number of times a drive tire can be

extend the life span of tire casings and increase the number of retreads. The company cites testimonials from fleets, some of whom claim to have extended tire life by two years and increased retreads by a factor of two. General Tire, under the supervision of its parent company, Continental Tire, launched this year the popular Grabber signature in a medium tire line. It is hoped that Grabber’s success on the light truck tire side will be equally lauded for good traction and durability in medium tire construction applications. It will not be used for long haul purposes. In addition to the Grabber, Continental Tire’s rebranding of General’s medium tire truck

present goal of finding a perfect balance between weight, reduced rolling resistance and durability, expect to see even more improvements as natural rubber reserves dwindle. Notes OK Tire’s Larry Hardy, “because natural rubber demand is outstripping supply, manufacturers will focus on the right mixture of elements that will combine with diminished rubber volumes and retain tire quality that is resistant to heat build up, provides longer-lasting casing designs, and is able to carry and maintain air pressure.” Considerable challenges to be sure, but in light of an admirable track record, ones that manufacturers will handle with typical aplomb.

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OK Tire Etobicoke Commercial Centre

Launch of New OK Tire Etobicoke Commercial Centre By Marek Krasuski

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t was an event befitting the importance of the occasion. Over 250 commercial drivers, suppliers, fleet managers and their families participated in the Grand Opening of the OK Tire Etobicoke Commercial Centre on Shorncliffe Road. The celebration marked the beginning of a new level of service for commercial vehicles as this one-stop multiple service facility offers complete tire care, lube and oil changes, and alignments on all drive, steer, and trailer axles. The Croft family, which has been servicing the commercial truck industry for decades and is the proud owner of the Commercial Centre, hosted the event. Visitors toured the site, replete with the latest technology advancements designed to ef-

ficiently address the needs of the commercial vehicle industry. The tenor of the celebration was marked by enthusiasm. “Everyone was impressed with the new facility,” said Dwayne Croft who, along with brothers, Darryl and Dale, and parents, Louise and Pat, operates the new Centre, complete with a team of 12 technicians and four service advisers. The Grand Opening on Friday September 23rd and Saturday the 24th also included a BBQ and a generous selection of prizes. Four winners each received a pair of brand name, installed premium steer tires while others were the recipients of jackets, a flat screen plasma television and sundry prizes. Locating the ideal site was four years in the mak-

ing since the Crofts wanted to remain in the same neighbourhood where they have been servicing customers at several other area shops. Now with the OK Tire Etobicoke Commercial Centre at 39 Shorncliffe Road open for business, two previously separate sites – the commercial tire centre and the commercial truck repair and alignment centre – have been merged and supported by a new commercial quick lube service and a Truckpro parts department. A family tradition that began with Pat and Louise Croft providing excellent service at fair market value will continue to endure as the second generation Crofts – Darryl, Dwayne and Dale – move forward in the provision of new levels of customer service.

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Emergency Road Services

E.R.S. Celebrates 5th Anniversary & 25,000 Service Calls By Marek Krasuski

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t was a celebration that marked the 5th anniversary of Emergency Road Services (E.R.S. Corp) and the completion of 25,000 service calls. On September 24th, over one hundred appreciative customers, vendors and supporters attended the fun and food-filled event at the home of founders Alvis and Dawn Violo in Mississauga, Ontario. Professional caterers dispensed appetizers and later a full course dinner, while bartenders served drinks to customers throughout the day and well into the evening. Beyond the immediate recognition of this milestone, the celebration had a more inclusive intention. ”What we really wanted to do was to show our appreciation to our customers and vendors for their ongoing support throughout the years,” said E.R.S. Co- Founder and CEO Dawn Violo. That support, the bedrock of the company’s prosperity, has been continuous and widespread, due in large part to a unique service package and a successful record of customer satisfaction. E.R.S. began in 2006 with little more than an idea and the determination to answer an unmet need in the commercial transportation industry. The Violos realized the necessity for an alternative emergency road service that was prompt, cost effective and comprehensive. “No one had ever done in Canada what we wanted to do, and that was to provide one number to call 24/7 for all road emergency services across Canada and the U.S. In the past, stranded drivers or dispatchers had to do everything on their

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own and call individual mechanics or technicians. What we do instead is provide a streamlined and hassle-free approach by dispatching a service provider closest to the breakdown location with the best price that will tend to all vehicle contingencies, including mechanical

breakdowns, towing, tires and lock outs.” Shortly after opening, E.R.S. secured a contract with one of North America’s largest retail chains and then with a premier express delivery company that led to expansion into the United States – both testaments to Alvis and Dawn’s vision of complete 24 hour emergency care. Since then, the success of their business plan continues to be measured by the number of satisfied customers who rely on E.R.S. “We have completed over 25,000 service calls so far and we are growing rapidly,” says the intrepid entrepreneur. The reputation of E.R.S. is supported by prices that are both fair and competitive and, equally important, by the speedy delivery of emergency services from over 17,000 providers, each of whom can be promptly dispatched to breakdown locations across North America. Backed by an extensive network of vendors and by over 20 years’ experience in the industry, the

Violos confidently support their claim that “when someone calls for emergency service, we put them back on the road in an average of less than two hours, anywhere in North America, utilizing our own 24 hours bilingual (English & French) contact centre.” Dawn and Alvis would also like to thank their hard working staff for their commitment to providing a professional emergency breakdown service. Dawn Violo says “Thank you to all of our dedicated staff and to all of our loyal customers who have made E.R.S. what it is today. We look forward to growing together over the next five years”. If anyone would like to learn more about how E.R.S. can reduce your equipment downtime and emergency breakdown costs, please visit www. emergencyroadservices. com or call 877.377.2262 and speak to Dawn Violo.

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Loyal customers who attended the party included (from left): Joe Bradica; Glasvan, Mike Pereira; CCT Canada, Vito DePasquale; Highland Transport, Dawn Violo; E.R.S., Benny DiFranco; Peel / ITD, Steve Dobosz; Laidlaw Carriers, Bruno Gemetti; GoJit, Boysie Dindyal; FedEx, Lorraine Virkutis, ATS and Alvis Violo; E.R.S.,


Alexander Mourzenko: Mortgage Agent

Save Thousands on Taxes, Get Rid of Debt Sooner By Alexander Mourzenko

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housands of tax dollars can be saved every year simply by the restructuring of mortgages and proper bookkeeping. For years this tax saving strategy has been available mostly to wealthy Canadians through knowledgeable tax planners and financial advisors. However, this

tax saving strategy, called Cash Damming, can also benefit owner-operators. Cash Damming uses a Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC) to pay for business expenses while increased business cash flow is used to pay down a nondeductible mortgage/loan. The key to this strategy is that interest paid on borrowed amounts used for

personal business expenses are tax deductible. In the end, you’ll have a large tax deductible business loan and no mortgage. This only works with a nonincorporated/personal/ partnership small business. For example, if an owneroperator has lease payments of $2,500 a month and monthly fuel expenses of $7,500, $10,000 can be

borrowed from HELOC each month with a payment of the same amount made to the mortgage account. In one year, $120,000 can be transferred from the personal mortgage into a business loan. Thus, one can deduct from business income approximately $4,000 dollars of interest (given an interest rate of 3.5% on

$120,000 loan) in following years, until the business loan is paid in full. This allows a mortgage of $360,000 to be paid off in three years and $12,000 of interest will be deducted from your business income every year, thus decreasing a tax bill by $4,000 dollars if you are in average 30% tax bracket. The advantages of Cash Damming techniques are obvious. Monthly mortgage payments are eliminated and only interest is paid on HELOC if business is slow. Alternatively, capitalize interest and make payments of interest-oninterest tax deductible as well. If business is good, business loans can be paid off as quickly as possible without penalties. The benefit is much greater flexibility in managing cash flow, and eliminating the struggle to secure enough cash to pay monthly bills. The resulting tax free refunds can be used to reduce debt, or expand business and increase revenue streams. Cash Damming is legal and follows CRA’s rules governing interest deductibility set out in IT-533 Interest Deductibility and Related Issues published

on October 31, 2003. Though Cash Damming is not complicated, the mortgage, banking accounts and bookkeeping setup should be properly arranged in order to ensure compliance with IT-533 requirements and provide CRA with audit trails. For most people, managing money and doing bookkeeping, in addition to tax preparation, is tedious and difficult. As a truck driver, owneroperator, and now mortgage agent, I feel that truckers are not getting adequate service from the financial industry. That is why I offer all services “under one roof”: mortgage, HELOC and bookkeeping service specific to the trucking industry to ensure that you receive proper implementation and execution of the dayto-day tasks of Cash Damming. Call or send me an e-mail and Start saving money and building your wealth! Call Alexander Mourzenko toll free at 877.946.7946 or e-mail him at mourzenko@gmail.com or join his network on LinkedIn ad http:// ca.linkedin.com/ pub/alexander-mourzenko /13/96a/716.

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Transpro Freight Systems

Transpro First in Service & Safety

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ranspro has recently received T h e S h i p p e r ’s Choice Award for service excellence and the Platinum Plus safety award from Markel Insurance. The company ranked first overall in both truckload and LTL service as voted by Canadian shippers and was in the top 5% of safe operators, compared to 1000 Canadian carriers in the Markel study. Frank Prosia, President, Transpro Freight Systems (Transpro) comments, “It’s hard to express how great it feels to be recog-

nized by the industry in this fashion.” Silvy Wright, President and CEO, Markel Insurance Company of Canada states, “It is our distinct pleasure to recognize Transpro’s commitment to safety and continuous improvement, particularly the commitment it has demonstrated to road safety and the uninterrupted flow of goods in Canada.” To f i n d o u t m o r e about their services visit their website at w w w. t r a n s p r o f r e i g h t . com.

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Making Your Miles Count

Choosing a Trucking Company: Environmental Risks

By Robert D. Scheper

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perators are in business to make m o n e y. T h e i r business model accepts responsibility and risk, and in return accepts cash. The more responsibility accepted, the greater the risk, and the greater the return. Responsibility is usually the easiest to calculate. Which load, at which destination cargo should be brought to, and when, are factors that determine a predictable dollar figure. Risks, however, are not always that easy to calculate and integrate into the operators’ business model. Some time delay risks can at least be partially

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compensated through efficient pick-ups, drop-offs, customs etc. However, some intangible risks are less definable: freight claims, accidents, DOT inspections, fines, weather (and a host of others). Markets such as tankers, refer, dry van, flat deck, livestock, logging, bulk, LCU”s etc. also have their own specific risks, all difficult to factor into costs. Each risk must be accepted and managed by the operator in order to navigate toward a successful financial conclusion. Some risks must be worked through while others avoided whenever possible. In the last decade there is a risk operators have been exposed to that should be avoided at almost any cost… ACERT-EGR-DPFSCR…aka… EPA-BS. It may be a tough risk to avoid, but too often it’s been the death of even exceptional operators.

I’ve always appreciated a good mechanic’s advice on Detroit’s pollution control devices dating back to the 1970’s; once the warranty is off, wipe it all out! Common sense is just common sense! Fuel mileage went up and emissions went down, and everybody was happy! But apparently radicals have limited common sense. If a trucking company purchased 20 trucks and found a 60%+ increase in maintenance they can hire a lawyer for $50,000 to fight the manufacturer at $2,500 per truck, but a single operator can’t afford to spend $50,000 to save $50,000(+/-). The best option an operator has is avoid the risk entirely. With regards to upgrading your truck, companies must remember that you are the one accepting the risk, not them. It’s your business, not theirs! If the company

forces the issue, maybe it’s best to let the company handle the risk and drive for them or take your power to those who appreciate common sense business models. The problem with environmental legislation is the historical melding of politics and science. I have a close friend who is finishing his PHD in his field of research. Some of his piers get jobs in industry. However, some don’t follow the corporate route and instead chase government grants for their paycheck. Competition for grants is all about marketing and presenting a sense of value - even better if it’s tied to a crisis (real or imagined). This means unethical scientists (a true contradiction in terms) who fudge data (see climategate), can manufacture controversies. Add to that groups who refuse to acknowledge industry

related environmental advancements (ie. Oil Sands surface mining verses In Situ or surface drilling) and you get extreme disinformation and even fraud. Giving “scientists” the freedom to manufacture a crisis is a lot like giving tire shops permits to randomly throw down spike strips on highways. Tire manufacturers would get in line, so would the national association of tow trucks, flare manufacturers, credit card companies, and even fuel companies who would fuel the service vehicles. The economic boom would be tremendous. But who pays? You, the operator! Trucking Companies that require operators to have newer trucks are still embracing old business models and are just not thinking through their policy. They believe it’s the truck that makes on- time delivery, not primarily the driver. A fleet of well main-

tained older trucks operated by top drivers can outperform new trucks any day of the week. Just ask any tow truck driver who earns his bread and butter with an older vehicle. As a successful operator you must factor in all industry risks into your business model. If the company requires you to take on too much risk then walk away! When enough operators vote with their feet the industry will have to take notice. Robert D Scheper operates an accounting and consulting firm in Steinbach, Manitoba. He has a Masters Degree in Business Administration and is the author of the Book “Making Your Miles Count: taxes, taxes, taxes” (now available on CD). You can find him at www.thrconsulting.ca and thrconsulting.blogspot.com or at 877.987.9787. You can email him at robert@thrconsulting.ca.

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Keeping Your Vehicles Clean

Washing Your Fleet – What is Your Cost? By Jack Jackson

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e have been in the washing business for 20 years and now it’s a time for change. Here are some statistics and washing methods to consider as benchmarks indicating the importance of this topic for the future. Though washing isn’t usually on the priority list, it’s important to bear in mind that your trucks are moving billboards that advertise your company. The question is, are you maximizing this to optimal advantage? Today, in contrast to previous times, water, soap, environment and image are huge considerations. Washing usually takes place in the last bay of a building, typically on weekends or at night by a power – spray company or down the street at the neighborhood public wash facility. There are several options in the industry that can maximize your company’s presentation value. Today we will visit the task of hand washing at your own facility. Do you have a wash bay, or do you wash outside in the parking lot with a pressure washer? I would say over 50% of companies wash with these two methods. Since we have a database of thousands of customers and prospects, we have been able to collect such statistics, including information from truck companies that say GOD washes their vehicles – a slightly irreverent euphemism for washing occasionally, if at all. To give you some statistics: A ¾” water hose under normal city water pressure (35-50psi) will discharge up to 17 gallons of water per minute. That is 33,000 gallons per day. A pressure washer will discharge 5 to 10 gallons of water per minute, depending on the ECU. (Effective Cleaning Unit, ECU = PSI x GPM) 14    November 2011

An automatic truck wash will generally discharge 300 gallons per minute; the world’s largest truck wash discharges 6,000 gallons per minute…no typo there. Check out this link from my friends at Interclean: w w w. y o u t u b e . c o m / watch?v=mkKLb7Wsxaw Based on research, it can take 11,000 gallons of water per day to wash 8 trailers if your employees are not frugal and keep the water running the entire shift. Regardless of the water rate – even pennies per gallon/litre – any number multiplied by 11,000 will be a large amount. So what is your water cost? Check out the water

bill next time it comes in for the per gallon cost, and don’t forget to check the sewer fee as well. Add those two numbers together and multiply by your gallons consumed. Step one complete. Now take the labor you pay for washing per week and add the soap, brush and rag costs. The number can be staggering when these expenses are factored in. It begs the question: Are you getting your money’s worth for the corporate image you want to portray? Or, are there alternatives that can save money, improve efficiencies, and enhance wash consistency? The answer is a resounding yes! Everyone has their own

ideas on how to maximize the presentation value of their company while taking into account environmental concerns and, significantly, the cost of doing business. Only you know what your company’s expectations are, and therefore, only you can measure the value of these considerations. Water costs and environmental concerns will dictate the washing methods of the future. These are what will change the industry and add value to the bottom line of your company’s image. Ask around the company and see what everyone thinks about your washing today. Many may not think about it at all. Yet, by investing

time and careful consideration, there can be a lot of money to save and a reputation as a green

company to enhance, as well as a public image to preserve on that travelling billboard.

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New Products & services

Lite-Check

Lite-Check Quality Brake Inspections

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ctober 6, 2011, CVSA statistics reveal “60% of Out-of-Service Brake defects could have been discovered with a good pre-trip inspection”. If the technician is able to apply and observe the brake operation with controlled air pressure at the axle on both the trailer and truck, these numbers will drop. Brakes comprised the largest percentage of 52 percent, of Out-of-Service Violations (OOSV) cited in roadside inspections conducted during Roadcheck 2011 and the percentages have not significantly changed for the past 3 years. This suggests nonuniform or non-existent brake inspection procedures, especially on the out-bound lane. A consistent quality trailer brake inspection is possible with the right process and equipment.

Too often the air pressures are not known and the inspection may require two technicians, which would create an unreliable process. The requirements for quality brake inspections are straight forward. Additional inform a tion i s

outlined in the TECHNICAL MAINTENANCE COUNCIL’s Recommended Practices. • Regulated air pressures for the trailer matching

the truck operation for consistent applications. - Excessive pressures will stress the air system creating air leaks and mechanical damage. - Low pressures do not exercise the brake operation as in real life and may not show air loss.

• Apply Emergency (supply) air before the service (control) air to prevent service brake compounding creating mechanical issues. The INSPECTOR 910B is the comprehensive tool as a “One Person, One Tool, One Process” operation for lights, brakes, and ABS.

- Be able to perform the air test on the supply air only and then, the supply/ control together. - Identify external air loss (fittings, air line damage, hub seals, air bags, etc.) - Identify internal air loss (valve seals, chamber leakage, etc) • Observe the brake mechanical operation at the wheels with a remote allowing one technician to control the process with regulated air pressures. - Slack adjustments will be correct and consistent. - Reduce automatic slack damage by releasing pressure during adjustment. - Verify all brake movements are in unison. - Observe brake movement during an air leak test. Applying these basic principles will not only re-

duce road issues, but also cut maintenance costs, brake wear, and tire wear. The LITE-CHECK INSPECTOR 910B vehicle tester performs the above procedures following T M C ’s R e c o m m e n d e d Practices. With the full remote control operation, a trailer brake inspection should require only 5 minutes by one technician including slack adjustments. The LITE-CHECK Pedal Actuator performs the service brake operation on a truck for the axle inspection.

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The ABS logo represents how the ABS is interrelated with both the air and electrical systems.

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New Products & services

Health Insurance Matters

Living Benefits & Maximized Claim Returns

By Lina Demedeiros

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veryone today understands what a death benefit is, a benefit that is paid when you die. The same holds true for living benefits; benefits that you receive while you are alive. An important consideration since disability is much more

likely than death. The average Canadian relies on social benefits from Employment Insurance, Canada Pension Plan Disability, group benefits or savings. These termspecific programs, including employer-sponsored group disability benefits, fall short of providing adequate coverage for extended, long term absences from work. Today especially, the opportunity to collect a disability pension has become so difficult that a person has to be practically incapacitated before benefits are forthcoming. Living Benefits are contracts for insurance against disability rising from multiple factors such

as accident, sickness or critical illness (heart attack, stroke, or cancer). They also provide for long term care either at home or in an institution under the supervision of medical staff – one of the largest expenses contributing to our burgeoning health care budget. The need for living benefits, therefore, is far more pressing than death benefits since the risk of an accident or illness far exceeds the likelihood of death, thanks in part to medical advances that prolong life. These contracts are often scripted in obscure and confusing language, replete with complex definitions, unclear payment terms,

and loaded with limitations that most people overlook based on probabilities that they will never need the coverage. Only after a claim is filed do they become aware of the contract’s restrictions. The various outcomes, and potential pitfalls, of living benefits contracts can be effectively discerned by specialists in the market. Their level of education and professional code of conduct requires them to provide a contract that represents the client’s best interests. Maximum benefits to policy holders can be provided by these specialists, known as Registered Health Underwriters (RHU). These experts are able to

accurately determine the outcome of a benefits plan, address areas of concern, and secure medical reports necessary to confirm the authenticity of a claim. They also advise on the most tax-effective approach to implementing benefits programs, as well as address legal concerns connected to employmentrelated regulatory bodies, and legislation, such as the labour act and income tax act. Since these contracts should maximize your personal well being, consult with your advisor about payout options. Choose the optimal time period and the specific circumstances under which you would

like to have benefits paid. In addition, assess the best strategies to protect yourself against inflation, secure retirement contributions to an RRSP, and advocate for retrieving as much as 100 percent of your paid premiums. The investment in a living benefits contract is always a guarantee of freedom by enabling you to choose the outcome. For more information on this article or questions you may have, visit our NEW LinkedIn Group at www. linkedin.com/groups? gid=4119508&trk=myg_ ugrp_ovr. Lina M. Demedeiros: RHU, Living Benefits Specialist, E&O.E.

ing that the speed cars be limited, but I would think that if one is serious about making the roads safer, the amount of speed allowed should be significantly less. I also think that this is more of a provincial matter than a federal one, although I don’t recall any Ontario MPP even mentioning such legislation, and if they were to agree with Mr Karygiannis regarding the limit of 150 km per hour, the streets wouldn’t be any safer at all. Trucks in Ontario are presently limited to 105 km per hour. Although this

legislation was not popular with some in the trucking community, everyone seems to have adjusted to it, and let’s face it, truckers are not the issue when it comes to street racing. I have to wonder why this legislation has been avoided up to this point. Who would it offend? I’m certainly not suggesting that cars be limited to 100 km per hour, but anyone that has been travelling with the flow of traffic at, say 115 km per hour only to have another driver(s) pass them as though they

were parked, knows that the situation is a dangerous one. If our politicians are serious about making the roads safer, they will need to get serious about limiting the speed of vehicles or having a stronger police presence on our roads. Mark Reynolds is a licensed paralegal, a former truck driver, MTO enforcement officer, provincial trainer and Enforcement coordinator. He can be reached at (416) 2216888 or MarkReynolds@ OTTLegal.com

ine, needed by the thyroid gland (as well as vitamin A, also needed by the thyroid gland). Fatty Acids Butter has appreciable amounts of butyric acid, used by the colon as an energy source. This fatty acid is also a known anticarcinogen. Lauric acid, a medium chain fatty acid, is a potent antimicrobial and antifungal substance.

Butter also contains conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) which provides excellent protection against cancer. Range-fed cows produce especially high levels of CLA as opposed to “stall fed” cattle. It pays, then, to get your butter from a cow that has been fed properly. Butter also has small, but equal, amounts of omega 3 and 6 fatty acids, the socalled essential fatty acids.

Stay tuned for next month and the conclusion of Butter is Better. I can be reached at: health_you_ deserve@yahoo.ca Brenda’s recently published book, From Nanny Bean’s Kitchen, Cooking for One Made Easy, includes 165 recipes and nutritional information accompanied by anecdotes, quotes and heart-warming stories.

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Legal Matters

Speed Limiter Legislation for Cars

By Mark Reynolds

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n the wake of a fatal car crash that killed one man, Liberal MP Jim Karygiannis says he will introduce a private member’s bill to have cars equipped with speed limiters. The crash in question

was apparently as a result of street racing in Toronto, on October 10/2011. Police say the vehicle was travelling at approximately 180 km per hour. I would have to say that speed limiter legislation for cars is a great idea. The problem is that Mr. Karygiannis is proposing that cars be limited to 150 km per hour. I don’t know where this figure came from, but will cars that are capable of travelling at 150 km per hour be significantly safer? The maximum speed allowed in Ontario is 100 km

per hour. Is there a legitimate need for cars to have the ability to go 50 km per hour over the maximum speed limit? I have been driving for a very long time and I can’t recall a need to travel at anything near 150 km per hour. This has all of the appearances of pretending to address a problem, and getting one’s name into the media with a private members bill that will likely never see the light of day. Don’t get me wrong, I think Mr. Karygiannis is on the right track by propos-

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Healthy Living

Why Butter Is Better By Brenda Ricker

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ne of the healthiest whole foods you can include in your diet is butter. “What?” I can hear many of you saying, “Isn’t butter bad for you? I thought margarine and spreads were better because they’re low in saturated fat and cholesterol?” Be not deceived folks! Butter is truly better than 16    November 2011

margarine or other vegetable spreads. Despite unjustified warnings about saturated fat from well-meaning, but misinformed, nutritionists, the list of butter’s benefits is impressive indeed: Vitamins Butter is a rich source of easily absorbed vitamin A, needed for a wide range of functions in the body, from maintaining good vision,

to keeping the endocrine system in top shape. Butter also contains all the other fat-soluble vitamins (E, K, and D). Minerals Butter is rich in trace minerals, especially selenium, a powerful antioxidant. Ounce for ounce, butter has more selenium per gram than either whole wheat or garlic. Butter also supplies iod-

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New Products & services

Kenworth Truck Company

New 2012 Kenworth Calendar

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irkland, Wash., October 18, 2011 – The new 2012 Kenworth Calendar featuring The World’s Best® trucks is now available for order (www.shopkenworth.com/). The six-page, 2012 Kenworth Wall Calendar features the T370 fire tanker, T440 Extended Day Cab compressed natural gas (CNG) tractor, T660 86-inch Studio AeroCab®, T700 75-inch AERODYNE®, T800 38inch AeroCab heavy haul, and W900L 86-inch Studio AeroCab®. The wall calen-

dar is 26-1/4 inches tall by 28 inches wide. T h e 2 0 1 2 Ke n w o r t h Appointment Calendar, which is 9-3/4 inches tall by 13 inches wide, offers a Kenworth Truck of the Month. Featured trucks include the T370 fuel tanker, T470 Extended Day Cab service truck with a PACCAR winch, T660 Extended Day Cab Regional Hauler, T800 Extended Day Cab dump, and K500 with a carrying capacity of 105,000 lbs. In addition, the six wall calendar photographs are incorporated.

New 2012 Kenworth Calendar is available in Wall and Appointment Formats.

Most of the featured trucks in both calendars are equipped with the PACCAR MX, PACCAR PX-6 or PACCAR PX-8 engine. “The 2012 Kenworth Calendar highlights Kenworth’s excellent range of quality products, which offer low operating cost, durability and reliability, and outstanding performance for a variety of customer applications,” said Reid Nabarrete, Kenworth assistant general manager for marketing and sales. “Drivers, fleet managers and truck enthusiasts will be proud to display the 2012 Kenworth Calendar with The World’s Best trucks.” To order, visit your Kenworth dealer or go to www.shopkenworth.com and click on “Calendar”. Cost is $16.95 (US$) for the 2012 Kenworth Wall Calendar and $11.95 (US$) for the 2012 Kenworth Appointment Calendar. Prices do not include shipping and handling. The calendar also may be ordered by calling 877.705.3314 (U.S.) and 425.806.2306 (International). Kenworth Truck Company is the manufacturer of

The World’s Best® heavy and medium duty trucks. Kenworth is an industry leader in providing fuelsaving technology solutions that help increase fuel efficiency and reduce emissions. The company’s dedication to the green fleet includes aerodynamic trucks, compressed and liquefied natural gas trucks, and medium duty diesel-

electric hybrids. Kenworth is the only truck manufacturer to receive the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Air Excellence award in recognition of its environmentally friendly products. In addition, the fuel-efficient Kenworth T700 equipped with the low-emission PACCAR MX engine was named the 2011 Heavy

Duty Commercial Truck of the Year by the American Truck Dealers. Kenworth is also the recipient of the 2011 J.D. Power and Associates award for Highest in Customer Satisfaction for Heavy Duty Truck Dealer Service. Kenworth’s Internet home page is at www.kenworth. com. Kenworth. A PACCAR Company.

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Volvo Trucks

Volvo #1 in #1 Engine Size Class

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or the first time, 13-liter engines have become the number one choice of U.S. Class 8 truck customers, and no one sells more 13-liter engines – or 11-liter engines – in the U.S. than the Volvo Group.* “This success of our engines in North America reflects the strength of the Volvo Group and our globally proven technology,” Ron Huibers, Volvo Trucks senior vice president, sales and marketing, said. “Volvo’s fully integrated engines and I-Shift

transmission work in concert to maximize performance, driving Volvo Trucks’ industry leader-

Volvo XE13 package is the latest example of our commitment to innova-

ship in fuel efficiency. The recently released tive powertrain solutions. With our Volvo 13- liter D13 engines, delivering up to 500 hp and 1750 lb-ft of torque, customers get all the power and efficiency they need without unnecessary costs.” *13-liter engine segment: Based on YTD July 2011 U.S. class 8 R.L. Polk registrations current engine manufacturers (liter range from 12.7 to 13.0); 11-liter engine segment: Based on YTD July 2011 U.S. Class 8 R.L. Polk registrations current engine manufacturers (liter range from 10.8 to 11.9) For further information, please contact Brandon Borgna, Volvo Trucks North America, phone 336-393-2143, email brandon.borgna@volvo. com or www.volvotrucks. us.com

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In a Spirit of Respect & Honour By Wendy Morgan-McBride

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his month’s issue involves a vehicle that is near and dear to my heart on many levels. First, I would like to pay respect to my dad, Harold Morgan. My family and I will celebrate our memories of my dad, Oct 30th, the day we lost him in 2003. You may wonder what this has to do with this month’s Cool Ride’s feature. My dad was a trucker, and diesel ran through his veins - which is why I love trucks. The last truck he drove was a Mack, and it was also the first truck in his funeral procession. That Mack has since been retired when it was written off in an accident just over a year after my dad passed. What remains is the bulldog attachment which is proudly displayed on my wall with the keys and the insignia,“H.R’s Last Ride”. I am a Mack girl through and through and I think they are awesome creatures. I have the luxury of visiting cruise nights on any given day in the Quinte region. This month’s particular feature took place during a visit to the Zeller’s parking lot in Belleville on a Tuesday evening. I was searching for a particular car, a Dodge 440, which will be showcased on a later column. As I was scouting the parking lot a beautiful site came into view - a 1958 red and black animal with a bulldog sitting proudly on the hood. A Mack Truck in all its glory! How could I not interview the owner and snap some shots. Bart Haakman is a county resident and retired trucker with an incredible story about his largerthan-life-scrap yard dog. This hand-painted red and black flatbed has history on so many levels that to name it as just a scrap yard 18    November 2011

dog is an understatement. The cab was rescued from a local wrecking yard where it was retired by the now defunct Fennel’s Cement. It still sported the manufacturer’s paint from its first job at CVM out of Ottawa. When it was purchased new as a cement truck, it was yellow with black checkered paint. When it was unearthed from a wrecking yard years later there was, of course, a little rust. This truck, while in operation, had never seen a winter of work. The motor and transmission from a Mercedes were acquired when Bart got them in exchange for building a trailer for a local farmer who had purchased it for the chassis. This truck has been on the road for just over 3 years. Before that Mr. Haakman took eight years to reconstruct it. The parts sat on a trailer in the backyard until Bart was suddenly unable to work. During a routine logging trip he fell off the top of the load and was left with a broken back, a lot of therapy, and time to think. When his frustration level peaked, the need to be productive began. And so did reconstruction on the vehicle. This former cement truck became a flatbed. The deck was patched together like a homemade quilt out of steel, acquired for free for helping a friend when the old Hankon plant was deconstructed. He also scouted truck stops and highway ditches to secure stacks and mud flaps. If this truck could talk the history and stories of all these parts would knock you over. The interior was green, a custom colour for all Macks of this vintage. He changed the interior colour scheme to red, making all the original dials, gauges and steering wheel even more at-

tractive. He laughs when explaining that the seat, a good and comfortable fit, came from a minivan. “The most expensive parts I had to put cash out for were the windows,” Bart says. “They cost me $600.00, the cab was $200 from the wrecker, and the chassis $400.00. Not bad for the time and pride of building and painting it on my own. The rebuilding became a form of therapy that gave me the will to carry on. And I just love driving it.” Here is a little history I discovered about Mack trucks in Canada. In 1940 these were used in World War II, an event that spurred Mack’s growth in Canada. The British were the ones who affectionately nicknamed them bully, hence the bulldogs that adorn all their hoods and fenders. In the mid 40s offices were moved into Montreal to take advantage of the construction market, while new distributors, service dealers and a Mack branch was opened in Toronto. During the 50s, highway construction in Canada and higher gross vehicle weights were allowed, making the versatile and rugged trucks, like the Mack B model, popular in the market. Later, the L Models were introduced into the market in 1948 through to 1961, during which time 1,275 where built and sold. The B series was introduced in 1953 and was probably the most successful and popular product, sporting a rounded appearance that set a new styling standard for trucks. Only 127,786 where built up to 1966. 1953 also marked the famous Thermodyne open changer, direct injection diesel engine, thus establishing Mack’s leadership in diesel performance and fuel efficiency.

In 1955, D Model low cabs where used for city delivery and their frames were also used for cement mixer drums. This truck was manufactured for the same purpose. There were two styles of D models; one type had a square grill and plain trim and was mainly produced from 1955 to early 1956. The second included a stylized grill, cab rear corner windows, and stylish emblems and trim. They were built from mid 1956 until the end of D Model production in 1958. A total of 832 D Model Mack trucks were produced. I asked Bart what the future holds for this wonderful creature. He smiled and said “well, it will be getting a Cummins motor because I am going to make it my touring vehicle. I want to pull a trailer for camping. I will be a menace on the highway, but my wife wants to travel and misses being in a semi. So this is an easy fix for both of us. In a spirit of respect and honour for truckers: The truckers think of family, as they drive along, but they know their job is needed to keep our nation’s economy strong. It’s the working men and women who make our country great -- Let’s not forget the truckers as they haul that load of freight... Without them we’d have empty shelves in our homes and stores, They keep Canada working in every town from shore to shore. Let’s also praise their families for their sacrifices, too, for they stand behind the truckin’ man and woman with a love that’s strong and true. If no one seems to appreciate all the miles that separate, If you haven’t heard a “thank you” for that urgent load of freight, Let me tell you, driver, you’re a hero riding tall,

as you navigate from coast to coast and bring goods to us all! And for the families of the truckers “A sincere appreciation for the sacrifices you have made as they roll across our nation!” Vicki Scofield. I look forward to hearing

from car classis hobbyists. If you have a vehicle older than 1980 that you would like to see featured in the Cool Rides column, I can make arrangements to see your Ride. Please email me at: cwmcbride@ cogeco.ca

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Goodyear Launches fleetHQ “Tire Answer Man” Blog

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kron, Ohio – The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company has launched the fleetHQ “Ask The Tire Answer Man” blog, exclusively available at  http://blog. fleethq.com/. “This unique blog gives fleets and owner-operators

an opportunity to interact with Tim Miller, Goodyear’s ‘Tire Answer Man,’ “ said Bruce Woodruff, director of business solutions marketing, Goodyear Commercial Tire Systems. A 30-plus year commercial tire veteran, Miller also serves as marketing

communications manager for Goodyear’s commercial tire business. “Having spent his career working with original equipment truck manufacturers, fleets and owneroperators in a variety of capacities from engineering to national account sales, Tim will draw upon his vast knowledge of the tire and trucking industries to discuss issues that are important to transportation professionals,” said Woodruff. The fleetHQ “Ask the Tire Answer Man” blog boasts a variety of additional features, including: • Regularly updated blog entries that cover a wide range of truck and truck tire-related topics, such as wide-base tires, the importance of selecting the right on-highway service provider, the United States Environmental Protection

Agency’s SmartWay program, and others; • A calendar that lists “The Tire Answer Man’s” live trade show appearances; • A feature that lets readers submit questions to “The Tire Answer Man;” • An interactive poll; • Trucking industry headlines, plus links to trucking

magazine trade journal Web sites, and more. “Along with products and services, information is a pillar of Goodyear’s fleetHQ program,” said Woodruff. “Through this blog, we want to provide useful information that will help fleet owners and truck drivers make better business decisions.”

G o o d y e a r ’s f l e e t H Q program offers a variety of tools and benefits, including the 24/7 fleetHQ Solution Center, which dispatches service technicians to downed trucks; TV Track, a powerful online management tool that helps fleets monitor their tires’ conditions and performance, among other functions; Gold Medallion retreaded tires; the fleetHQ Truck Stop Network, which encompasses more than 300 locations; and more. “fleetHQ provides an array of premium benefits designed to help fleets and owner-operators reduce their costs,” said Woodruff. “These benefits go beyond tires and extend to services and information that make it easier for transportation professionals to do business.” The benefits of fleetHQ are available to trucking operations of every size, he added. Goodyear Commercial Tire Systems offers a broad portfolio of products and services to the commercial fleet industry, including a full range of original equipment and replacement tires. This includes the 24/7 fleetHQ Solution Center, national programs, tire management tools, online information, and business problem-solving tools for tomorrow’s commercial fleets. For more information on the fleetHQ program, go to www.fleetHQ. com.

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Alberta

Alberta

brooks

lloydminster

Box 1276, Brooks, AB T1R 1C1 Tel: 403.501.5551 Fax: 403.501.5665 Email: bnapa@telus.net Contact: Brian Sieble

5205 – 65th Street Lloydminster, AB, T9V 2E8 Tel: 780.875.7712 Fax: 780.875.4039 Email: peter@truck-zone.com Contact: Peter Parkinson

NAPA Auto Parts

calgary

Traction

329 – 72nd Ave. S.E., Unit 82, Calgary, AB, T2C 4X6 Tel: 403.279.2870 Fax: 403.279.4372 Email: pjoseph@uapinc.com Contact: Pat Joseph

edmonton

Traction Head Office

18532 – 116 Avenue Edmonton, AB T5S 2W8 Tel: 780.489.7555 Fax: 780.481.0148 Email: kobrien@uapinc.com Contact: Ken O’Brien th

edmonton north west

Traction

18051 – 111 Avenue Edmonton NW, AB T5S 2P2 Tel: 780.444.4334 Fax: 780.444.7204 Email: rdodds@uapinc.com Contact: Rob Dodds th

edmonton south

Traction

3404 – 78th Avenue Edmonton South, AB, T6B 2X9 Tel: 780.465.8010 Fax: 780.466.4627

edson

NAPA Auto Parts 4657A

4833 – 2nd Avenue Edson, AB, T7E 1T8 Tel: 780.712.4152 Fax: 780.712.4212 Email: kpero@napacanada.com Contact: Kris Pero

fort mcmurray

Paramount Parts Inc.

36 Riedel Street, Fort McMurray, AB T9H 3E1 Tel: 780.791.3000 Fax: 780.790.0365 Email: busick@napacanada.com Contact: Brent Usick

grande prairie

Traction

#4 16101 – 101 Street, Grande Prairie, AB T8V 0P2 Tel: 780.538.3038 Fax: 780.538.3398 Email: hharmsen@uapinc.com Contact: Harold Harmsen

High Prairie

High Prairie Truck & Trailer Ltd 5309 – 53rd Avenue, High Prairie, AB T0G 1E0 Tel: 780.523.4777 Fax: 780.523.4773 Contact: Crosby Rich

hinton

NAPA Auto Parts 4236A

120 North Street Hinton, AB, T7V 1S8 Tel: 780.865.8800 Fax: 780.865.7628 Email: gireland@napacanada.com 20    November 2011

Truck Zone

medicine hat

Hydraco Industries Ltd. 2110 – 9 Avenue S.W. Medicine Hat, AB T1A 7G8 Tel: 403.526.2244 Fax: 403.526.1074 Email: jkaramanos@hydraco.com Contact: John Karamanos th

peace river

Peace Truck & Trailer Ltd. 9103 – 75th Street Peace River, AB, T8S 1T2 Tel: 780.624.8655 Fax: 780.624.8592 Email: pttrh@telus.net Contact: Rene Houle

red deer

Traction Red Deer 8045 Edgar Industrial Cr. Red Deer, AB, T4P 3R2 Tel: 403.342.7884 Fax: 403.342.7377 Email: rcain@uapinc.com Contact: Ron Cain

rocky mountain house

NAPA #6260

4528F – 47th Avenue Rocky Mtn House, AB, T4T 0A9 Tel: 403.845.2709 Fax: 403.845.2786 Email: dauld@napacanada.com Contact: Dave Auld

Wabasca

Pelican Automotive 2330 Pelican Business Park, Wabasca, AB T0G 2A0 Tel: 780.891.3600 Fax: 780.891.3615 Contact: Shawn Molloy British Columbia

burns lake

Polar Park Automotive

British Columbia

Manitoba

kelowna

winnipeg

Central Valley Truck Service Ltd. 105 Adams Road Kelowna, BC, V1X 7R1 Tel: 250.765.7738 Fax: 250.765.7705 Email: kelownatraction@shawbiz.ca Contact: Rick Viens

prince george

NAPA – PG

564 – 2nd Avenue Prince George, BC, V2L 2Z9 Tel: 250.563.7778 Fax: 250.563.4994 Email: kcarter@napacanada.com Contact: Kevin Carter

quesnel

NAPA Traction 1185 Hwy 97 North Quesnel, BC, V2J 2Y3 Tel: 250.991.0650 Fax: 250.991.0620 Email: nbiller@napacanada.com Contact: Nick Biller

smithers

Smithers Parts & Service 3465 Victoria Drive Smithers, BC V0J 2N0 Tel: 250.847.4287 Fax: 250.847.5038 Email: dansps@telus.net Contact: Dan Groot

squamish

Triton Auto & Ind. Ltd. 1003 Industrial Way Squamish, BC, V0N 3G0 Tel: 604.892.5951 Fax: 604.892.3986 Email: info@tritonindustries.ca Contact: Mike Bothroyd

Surrey

Trailine Trailer Parts Ltd. 10304A – 120th Street, Surrey, BC V3V 4G1 Tel: 604.582.4888 Fax: 604.582.4880 Email: trailine@telus.net Contact: Steve Knowlan

terrace

Bow Valley Machine

831 Hwy 16 West Burns Lake, BC, V0J 1E0 Tel: 250.692.7501 Fax: 250.692.7985 Email: kebrown@napacanada.com Contact: Keith Brown Fort Nelson

5107 Keith Avenue Terrace, BC, V8G 1K8 Tel: 250.638.0099 Email: terracetraction@citywest.ca Contact: Steve Leal

Traction

WL Forestry Supplies Ltd.

CHR-ACK Parts & Repairs 4704 – 48th Avenue, Fort Nelson, BC V0C 1R0 Tel: 250.774.3273 Fax: 250.774.3274 Email: colleen@chr-ack.com Contact: John & Colleen Reynolds

kamloops

Pineridge Trailer & Equipment Ltd. 1875 Kryczka Place, Kamloops, BC, V1S 1S4 Tel: 250.374.3100 Fax: 250.374.0631 Contact: Fred Daku

williams lake

675 McKenzie Avenue Williams Lake, BC, V2G 1N9 Tel: 250.392.6699 Fax: 250.392.6644 Email: tgood@napacanada.com Contact: Tom Good Manitoba brandon Traction Brandon 1940 Queen Avenue, Brandon, MB, R7B 0T1 Tel: 204.728.9573 Email: rcbt2@mts.net Contact: Rick Blaine

Traction

200 Oak Point Highway Winnipeg, MB, R2R 1V1 Tel: 204.956.9490 Fax: 204.949.9493 Email: lross@uapinc.com Contact: Louise Ross N. W. territories

yellowknife

Delta Mike Holdings Ltd. 114 – 314 Old Airport Road Yellowknife, NT, X1A 3T2 Tel: 867.669.6272 Fax: 867.669.6282 Email: yknapa@ssimicro.com Contact: Doug Moodie Ontario

Traction Ontario Head Office 6895 Menway Court, Mississauga, ON L5S 1W2 Tel: 905.612.0032 or 905.672.3288 Fax: 905.612.8572 Email: kobrien@uapinc.com Web: www.uapinc.com Contact: Ken O’Brien

bancroft

M&M Gas Diesel & Truck Parts 27523 Highway 62 South, Bancroft, ON K0L 1C0 Tel: 613.332.5474 Fax: 613.332.5998

barrie

Traction Barrie (633) 255 Saunders Road, Barrie, ON L4N 9A3 Tel: 705.792.1371 Fax: 705.792.1591 Contact: Jason Nelson Email: jnelson@uapinc.com

bolton

Visco Industrial 1 Simpson Road, Bolton, ON L7E 1E4 Tel: 905.857.2071 Fax: 905.857.2070 Contact: Mike Roome

cambridge

Traction Cambridge (634) 1090 Fountain St. N., Units 12 & 13, Cambridge, ON N3E 1A3 Tel: 519.653.3427 Fax: 519.653.0608 Contact: Jim Curley Email: jcurley@uapinc.com

dryden

D & S Auto 495 Government Street P.O. Box 697 Dryden, ON P8N 2Z3 Tel: 807.223.3227 Fax: 807.223.4245 Contact: Dale Green

hamilton 30 Bancroft Street Hamilton, ON L8E 2W5 Tel: 905.561.0932 Fax: 905.561.3280 Contact: Brian Kinzel Email: bkinzel@uapinc.com

Ontario

hanover

JD Truck Parts 790 – 10th Street, Hanover, ON N4N 1S2 Tel: 519.364.1848 Fax: 519.364.7738 Contact: Brad Wedow Email: jdtruck@wightman.ca

kenora

D & S Auto 1051 Railway Street, Kenora, ON P9N 3W8 Tel: 807.468.9894 Fax: 807.468.8436 Contact: Dale Green Email: dgreen@napacanada.com

london 2405 Scanlan Street, London, ON N5W 6G9 Tel: 519.455.3440 Fax: 519.455.2812 Contact: Derek Dutt Email: ddutt@uapinc.com

maidstone 3725 Webster Dr. RR #3 Maidstone, ON N0R 1K0 Tel: 519.737.7995 Fax: 519.737.7741

Markham 498 Markland Street, Unit 4, Markham, ON L6C 1Z6 Tel: 905.888.0800 Fax: 905.888.6800

mississauga 5915 Atlantic Drive, Units 6 & 7 Mississauga, ON L4W 1S4 Tel: 905.670.2868 Fax: 905.670.9757 Contact: Doug Paddock Email: dpaddock@uapinc.com

New Liskeard 437136 Hawn Drive, New Liskeard, ON P0J 1P0 Tel: 705.647.8707 Fax: 705.647.9362

north bay

Service 1 Mufflers & More 2621 Trout Lake Road, North Bay, ON P1B 7S8 Tel : 705.497.0404 Fax: 705.497.9543

sault ste. marie 380 Industrial Park Crescent, Sault Ste. Marie, ON P6B 5Y8 Tel: 705.759.8042 Fax: 705.759.2962 Contact: Maurice Saindon Email: msaindon@uapinc.com

st. catharines

Nick’s Truck Parts

Ontario

thunder bay

Tractor Trailer Service 64 Water Street South, Thunder Bay, ON P7B 6T3 Tel: 807.345.5882 Fax: 807.345.1559 Contact: Felice Meo

whitby 1751 Wentworth St. W., Units 3-6, Whitby, ON L1N 8R9 Tel: 905.432.2785 Fax: 905.571.5436 Contact: Paul MacLean Email: pmaclean@uapinc.com Saskatchewan

meadow lake

Unified Auto Parts Inc.

807-1st Avenue West Meadow Lake, SK, S9X 1N2 Tel: 306.764.4220 Fax: 306.236.3200 Email: mark.napa@sasktel.net Contact: Mark Krasicki

moose jaw

Golden West Trailer & Equipment Ltd.

1802 Stadacona West Moose Jaw, SK, S6H 4N8 Tel: 306.692.7402 Fax: 306.694.0607 Email: brent@goldenwt.com Contact: Brent Campbell

prince albert

Unified Auto Parts Inc.

365-36th Street West, Unit 7, Prince Albert, SK S6V 7L4 Tel: 306.764.4220 Fax: 306.763.7988 Email: mark.napa@sasktel.net Contact: Mark Krasicki

regina 405 Park St., Regina, SK, S4N 5B2 Tel: 306.721.8333 Fax: 306.721.4446 Email: mdevers@uapinc.com Contact: Max Devers

saskatoon #2, 2915 Faithfull Avenue Saskatoon, SK, S7K 8E8 Tel: 306.244.9877 Fax: 306.244.9878 Email: nathanp@paramountparts.ca Contact: Nathan Pound

swift current

Brake & Drive Ltd.

1511 Cheadle Street West Swift Current, SK S9H 5G4 Tel: 306.773.7293 Fax: 306.773.5511 Email: brakeanddrive@sasktel.net Contact: Bruce Borden

Weyburn

Southern Industrial & Truck Ltd

244 Dunkirk Road, St. Catharines, ON L2R 7K6 Tel: 905.687.7031 Fax: 905.687.7129

300 Hwy 13 South Service Road, Crossroads Industrial Park, Weyburn, SK S4H 2K7 Tel: 306.842.2422 Fax: 306.842.6264

sudbury

Yukon

510 Whissell Avenue, Sudbury, ON P3B 2Z3 Tel: 705.673.3613 Fax: 705.673.4411 Contact: Cheryl Schroeder

Pacesetter Trading Co. Ltd.

Sudbury Truck & Trailer Inc

Whitehorse

171 Industrial Road, Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 5M7 Tel: 867.633.5908 Fax: 867.456.2824


Alberta

Alberta

grande prairie

sundre

Bradvin Trailer Sales Ltd. 10920 – 87th Avenue, Grande Prairie, AB T8V 8K4 Tel: 780.539.6260 Fax: 780.539.4247 Email: bwillsey@bradvin.com Contact: Brad Willsey

high prairie

High Prairie Truck & Trailer Box 1388, High Prairie, AB, T0G 1E0 Tel: 780.523.4777 Fax: 780.523.4773 Contact: Crosby Rich

Partco Truck Parts & Service

3465 Victoria Drive, Smithers, BC V0J 2N0 Tel: 250.847.4287 Fax: 250.847.5048 Email: dansps@telus.net Contact: Dan Groot

British Columbia

RCB Truck & Trailer Ltd.

chilliwack

Lickman Truck & Trailer

5205 – 65th Street, Lloydminster, AB, T9V 2E8 Tel: 780.875.7712 Fax: 780.875.4039 Email: peter@truck-zone.com Contact: Peter Parkinson

medicine hat

fort nelson

Truck Zone

Hydraco Industries Ltd. 2110 – 9th Avenue S.W., Medicine Hat, AB T1A 7G8 Tel: 403.526.2244 Fax: 403.526.1074 Email: jkaramanos@hydraco.com Contact: John Karamanos

PEACE RIVER

Peace Truck & Trailer 9103 – 75th Street, Peace River, AB T8S 1T2 Tel: 780.624.8655 Fax: 780.624.8592 Email: pttrh@telus.net Contact: Rene Houle

smithers

Smithers Parts & Service

Box 1187, West Road Industrial Park, Sundre, AB T0M 1X0 Tel: 403.638.3414 Fax: 403.638.4232 Email: s.lausen@airenet.com Contact: Daryl Peters or Scott Lausen

25, 43915 Industrial Way, Chilliwack, BC V2R 3A9 Tel: 604.793.9660 Fax: 604.793.9620 Email: lickmantruckandtrailer@ shaw.ca Contact: Dave Easson or Wayne Cromarty

lloydminster

British Columbia

CHR-ACK Parts & Repairs 4704 – 48th Avenue, Fort Nelson, BC, V0C 1R0 Tel: 250.774.3273 Fax: 250.774.3274 Email: colleen@chr-ack.com Contact:John & Colleen Reynolds

Prince George

Total Truck & Equipment Ltd. 9122 Rock Island Road, Prince George, BC V2N 5T4 Tel: 250.564.6763 Email: totaltruck@telus.net Contact: Mark Forbes

Manitoba

brandon

5600 Richmond Ave. E., Brandon, MB, R7A 7L5 Tel: 204.727.9172 Fax: 204.725.4702 Email: rcbt2@mts.net Contact: Rick Blaine Ontario

barrie

Simcoe Truck & Trailer Ltd 630 Welham Road, Barrie, ON L4N 8Z8 Tel: 705.728.8222 Fax: 705.728.9855

bolton

Bolton Truck & Trailer 1 Simpson Road, Bolton, ON L7E 1E4 Tel: 905.951.9111 Fax: 905.951.9113

Brockville

Brockville Tractor-Trailer Maintenance 3524 County Road 26, R.R. 2 Prescott, ON K0E 1T0 Tel: 613.925.2889 Fax: 613.925.4933

Ontario

Ontario

Caledonia

hanover

634 Fourth Line, Caledonia, ON N3W 2B3 Tel: 905.765.5011

Hwy #4 Truck Service R R #1, Hanover, ON N4N 3B8 Tel: 519.369.5052 Fax: 519.369.5961

Oneida Truck & Trailer

downsview

North Keele Auto,

hearst

Serge G & D Repair Inc.

Truck & Trailer Repair 3915 Keele Street, Downsview, ON M3J 1N6 Tel: 416.638.5963 Fax: 416.638.5964

P O Box 1706, Hearst, ON P0L 1N0 Tel: 705.362.5633 Fax: 705.362.7960

eden

53 Brunelle Road North, Kapuskasing, ON P5N 2M1 Tel: 705.335.3617 Fax: 705.337.6880

Voth Sales & Service 10816 Plank Road 19, Eden, ON N0J 1H0 Tel: 519.866.3459 Fax: 519.866.3572 Contact: Frank Voth

essex

Ken Lapain & Sons Ltd.

2119 County Road 15, R.R. #2 Essex, ON N8M 2X6 Tel: 519.776.6473 Fax: 519.776.6475

Etobicoke

OK Tire Truck Repair 39 Shorncliffe Road, Etobicoke, ON M8Z 5K2 Tel: 416.236.1277 Contact: Darryl Croft

goulais river

Goulais River Truck & Tractor

kapuskasing

Parent Mechanical Services

longlac

Ray & Doris Truck Parts 106 Hamel Avenue, Longlac, ON P0T 2A0 Tel: 807.876.2687 Fax: 807.876.2570

mississauga

B. Andrews Truck Service Centre Ltd.

6755 Columbus Road, Unit #2, Mississauga, ON L5T 2G9 Tel: 905.670.3384 Fax: 905.670.5794 Contact: Boyd Andrews Email: bjandrews60@hotmail.com

Prescott

Brockville Tractor Trailer Maintenance

90 Highway 552 East, Goulais River ON P0S 1E0 Tel: 705.649.4788 Fax: 705.649.4754

3524 County Road #26, R.R. #2 Prescott, ON K0E 1T0 Tel: 613.925.2889

hamilton

new liskeard

Barton Truck Centre Ltd. 483-487 Rennie Street, Hamilton, ON L8H 3P6 Tel: 905.544.2626 Fax: 905.544.0747

Pioneer Spring & Alignment 260 Hawn Road., Box 1088, New Liskeard, ON P0J 1P0 Tel: 705.647.8707 Fax: 705.647.9362

Ontario

oakville

K.I.D. Truck & Trailer Service 1090 South Service Rd., Unit A, Oakville, ON L6J 2X8 Tel: 905.842.2942 Fax: 905.338.5600

simcoe

Wilson Truck & Trailer 401 Queensway West, Simcoe, Ontario N3Y 5B3 Tel: 519.428.0501 Fax: 519.428.4631 Contact: Duane or Lisa Wilson

sudbury

Sudbury Truck & Trailer 510 Whissell Avenue, Sudbury, ON P3B 2Z3 Tel: 705.673.3613 Fax: 705.673.4411 Contact: Dennis Monticelli

verner

Mobile Mechanical Services 11769 Hwy 364, Box 309, Verner, ON P0H 2M0 Tel: 705.594.1319 Fax: 705.594.1548 Saskatchewan

Saskatoon

A-Line Frame & Alignment 3246 Millar Avenue, Saskatoon, SK, S7K 5Y2 Tel: 306.931.6612 Fax: 306.931.6615 Email: stan.aline@sasktel.net Contact: Stan & Fred Neudorf

Mitchell 1

Mitchell 1 Awards 2011 SuperTech Grand Champion

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aleigh, NC – Mitchell 1, a Snap-on company, gave a full one-year subscription to Repair-Connect. net to the Grand Champion of TMC’s Supertech 2011-National Technician Skills Competition, 2ndtime  champion Jeffrey Schlecht from the Omaha Truck Center, Norfolk, NE. Repair-Connect.net, an intelligent web-based diagnostic program, is Mitchell 1’s newest online service information program. With his new subscription to RepairConnect.net, Schlecht will merely need to enter a

Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) for any brand of truck into the main page of Repair-Connect to immediately gain access to the proper information required to fix the problem identified by the code. Mitchell 1 has been a sponsor of the SuperTech national competitions since their inception six years ago and each year Mitchell 1 has run the Service Information skills station testing competitors on their ability to use computers and web-based programs to diagnose and fix vehicles properly. In addition to their involve-

ment at the national level, Mitchell 1 also supports and participates in many state technician skills competitions. Mitchell 1 on-line vehicle repair products, including Tractor-Trailer.net, Medium-Truck.net and Repair-Connect.net have all the vital procedural service information in one place to maximize shop productivity. They include thousands of detailed color wiring diagrams to help solve complex electrical problems as well as fullcolor photos that provide a real-world view of many vehicle components and

assemblies. Unique to Mitchell 1 products, CircuitSelect™ allows the user to easily trace, highlight, isolate and hide individual wiring circuits using different colored highlights. Tractor-Trailer. net is used in TMC Skills Competitions to test technicians on their ability to use computer-based information which is becoming more prevalent in shops where medium and heavy duty trucks and trailers are serviced. Mitchell 1 programs are also increasingly being included as part of truck technician vocational school curricu-

lums to train technicians how to use the most up dated tools available when they graduate. For more information about Tractor-Trailer. net, Medium-Truck.net, or Repair-Connect, call 888-724-6742 or locate an independent service representative at www.mitchell1.com. Subscribers can bundle Medium-Truck.net with Tractor-Trailer.net if they repair both types of vehicles. For more information on Mitchell 1 products and services, visit the company’s website at www. mitchell1.com.

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Section Française

Les Systèmes d’Arrimage des Cargaisons

Les Produits d’Arrimage des Cargaisons, Règlements et Contrats Par Marek Krasuski

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es produits d’arrimage des cargaisons, appareils qui attachent le charge sur et dans la remorque, n’ont pas encore complètement arrêté la vague de tonneaux et d’autres causes de perte de fret. Dans une tentative de réduire les incidences de de perte de cargaisons, le Conseil canadien des Administrateurs en Transport Motorisé (CCATM) a mis en place, en 2010, une série de règlements incorporés dans le document La Norme 10 du Code National de Sécurité (CNS Norme 10). Le programme a été développé avec l’appui des intéressés de l’industrie pendant la préparation du North American Cargo Standard Securement de 1994 à 1999. A partir du 1 janvier 2010, les provisions du CNS Norme 10 exigent que tout appareil d’arrimage soit marquée de sa limite de charge nominale (working load limit) (WLL). Une période d’un an d’apprentissage a suivi, pendant laquelle on recevrait un simple avertissement en cas de nonconformité aux nouvelles normes. Cette période est maintenant périmée et, depuis le début de janvier 2011, les inspecteurs ne tiendront pas compte de tout appareil d’arrimage non marquée de sa limite de charge nominale. Puisque l’exigence d’utiliser des appareils d’arrimage marqués de leur limite de charge nominale, touche les transporteurs des toutes les 10 provinces aussi bien que ceux des États Unis, des problémes de l’application de la loi de manière cohérente restent à resoudre. L’Alliance canadienne du Camionnage (ACC) s’est exprimée ainsi, « Les gouvernements se sont engagés de procéder avec ses règlememts en dépit du fait que il n’a y pas, pour l’instant, conformité entre 22    November 2011

leurs applications. » Les camions à plateau et les remorques seront les plus touchés par ces réglements et ils n’en sont pas trop heureux, étant donné que ce sont eux qui transportent leur charge de façon très visible et sont sujet à la surveillance plus attentive des inspecteurs. Les spécialistes de l’ industrie s’attendent à un manque de conducteurs du secteur de camion à plateau, puisque les conducteurs, dans une tentative d’eviter une surveillance constante de la part des inspecteurs, auront tendance à vouloir travailler pour des compagnies qui utilisent des camions fourgons. Il y en a qui voient la CSA 2010 comme une façon d’équilibrer les responsabilités des conducteurs et les exigences démesurées que leur imposent les transporteurs. Certains disent que les transporteurs, pour essayer de montrer une image comme il faut, imposent des mesures draconiennes, comme par exemple des menaces de renvoi et des penalités financières aux conducteurs, tandis qu’eux-mêmes, ils n’assument pas leur part juste de responsabilité. Certains conducteurs voient la CSA 2010 comme un outil pour réparer cette injustice, puisque les transporteurs aussi se verront imposer des penalités si leur équipment s’avère dommagé ou défectueux lors d’une inspection. On peut facilement trouver CSA norme 10 sur l’Internet avec toutes les informations sur les règlements aussi bien qu’un compte-rendu de tous les classements et le marquage des ensembles des appareils d’arrimage. Le compte-rendu dit, par exemple, que si un appareil consiste d’une sangle, d’un treuil, et d’une chaine, le classement de chaque composant n’est pas nécessaire porvu que le fabricant ait fourni un

WLL pour l’ensemble. En plus, le compte-rendu dit que c’est seul le fabricant de l’appareil doit fournir le classement, les tendeurs et les sangles de bâche ne sont pas des appareils qui conviennent et que le manque de marquage lisible qui indique la force d’un appareil donnera à cet appareil un WLL de zéro. Partie 4 de la CNS Norme 10 fournit un compte-rendu définitif des provisions et des information sur les règlements et les recommandations du chargement. Comme la CNS Norme 10 est l’outil legislatif par lequel les règlements sont définis et imposés, c’est le bon choix de produits d’arrimage des cargaisons qui assurera la conformité à ces règlements. Des chaines, des élingues, des câbles, des barres de cargaison, des rochets, des lieurs, des treuils, des sangles et des toiles sont inclus dans la liste de produits d’arrimage. The Web Sling & Tie Down Association est une source d’informations qui aide à faire le bon choix de produits, la sécurité de l’emploi, l’entretien et l’inspection des produits d’arrimage et d’autres produits de sécurité.. On espère que la CNS Norme 10 arrêtera la tendance de l’industrie vers l’utilisation de produits inférieurs, partculièrement pendant des crises économiques, au moment oû les transporteurs éprouvent la tentation de faire des réparations de toile à l’atelier du coin pour la quincaillerie défectueuse oû cherchent des produits au coin des affaires au prix d’affaires souvent de fournisseurs d’outre-mer. Ces stratégies qui sont censées réduire les coûts risquent, au contraire, de les élever de façon importante pour ceux qui se trouvent pris dans un filet de litigation. Si des attaches défectueuses proviennent d’un fabricant d’un pays lointain. le trans-

porteur nord-américain sera passible des dommages causés par un accident éventuel. La résponsabilité s’arrête à la frontiére maritime, ce qui veut dire que si la compagnie de transport laisse tomber une charge de bois sur la route à cause d’ attaches défectueuses, les autorités chercheront et poursuivront le transporteur et au lieu du fournisseur d’outre-mer. Puisque l’emploi de produits d’arrimage des cargaisons certifiés est indispensable à la sécurité des charges, les conducteurs et les transporteurs doivent rester vigilants à se protéger contre une plus grande résponsabilité. Selon un article trouvé sur le website de l’ Association de Camionnage de l’Ontario (OTA) écrit par Tim Courtney, vice-président de Underwriting chez Markel Insurance Company of Canada, l’usage toujours croissant de langage « expansif » dans les contrats d’expédition met les transporteurs à un plus grand risque et à la résponsabilité du cargaison, même quand le transporteur n’est pas fautif. Il s’explique ainsi « Depuis la dernière décennie, les contrats conçus pour gérer les rapports entre les expéditeurs, les transporteurs et les fournisseurs de logistique ont évolué. Ils incluent maintenant un langage qui contient plus de risque aux transporteurs qu’ils n’ont jamais vu auparavant. Les implications financières se voient principalement dans les pertes des cargaisons qui sont assez fréquentes et qui deviennent de plus en plus sévères. Mais il y a une plus grande menace qui est en train de se présenter. » Courtney ajoute que l’emploi de mots comme « tout » ou « aucun » pour identifier les responsabilité du transporteur augmente cette responsabilité, tout en protégeant l’éxpéditeur

même si c’est celui-ci qui est la persoone fautive. Auparavant, la résponsabilité pour la reclamation des cargaisons était partagée entre tous les participants qui avaient contribué à la perte. Aujourd’hui les fabricants de marque se protègent contre le risque, en plaçant des contrôles plus strictes sur qui doit accepter la résponsabilité de perte d cargaison. La concurrence sur le marché des produits d’arrimage des cargaisons, est robuste et les acheteurs ont le choix parmi un grand nombre de sources de fabricants et de fournisseurs.. Kinedyne Corporation, un fournisseur majeur pour le transport routier, marin, ferroviaire et aérien depuis plus de quarante ans, a un choix de produits très large, appuyé par de nouvelles additions à leur ligne. Parmi celles-ci, se trouvent l’Adjustable Lever Binder, le Cinchite 1 Tie-down et le Strap and Wire Rope with Chain Assembly. La compagnie D.O.T. Tiedown basée aux États Unis est un fournisseur international de contrôles de marque et d’étiquettes privées. Ses produits sont tissés, tintés et coupés aux États Unis et cousus selon les spécifications du client. Son web-site dit que D.O.T. et la seule compagnie au monde qui fabrique des filets pour les cargaisons aériennes avec un ordinateur qui contrôle une machine automatique de filet. Load Covering Solutions basée à Burlington ON est

spécialiste dans la fabrication de toiles et de systèmes mecanisés pour beaucoup d’applications de transport; parmi lesquelles, des couvertures à plateau, à tombereau découvert, à trémie et à remorque à déchets. Trison Tarps se spécialise aussi dans la fabrication de toiles pour acier et pour bois, aussi bien que dans les systèmes de câbles, des chaines, des liants et d’autres produits d’arrimage. Cette année Trison est devenu le plus récent distributeur des produits de Aero Industries, une compagnie qui, elle aussi, est spécialiste dans les toiles de bonne qualité et d’accessoires de remorque. Walco Equipment, dont le siége social se trouve dans l’Ontario, importe de la quincaillerie de partout dans le monde et distribue des produits d’arrimage de cargaison, des chaines à pneus, et de l’équipment agriculturel et industriel. Son web-site fournit l’accès à des pages de fabricants et de distributeurs. Un grand choix de produits, la conformité aux règlements nouveaux maintenant imposés par SNS Norme 10, le risque toujours croissant du déplacement de résponsabilité sur les compagnies de transport par moyen de contrats concus pour protéger les fabricants de cette résponsabilité, tous ces problémes demandent notre attention pour garantir la sécurité des cargaisons.

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Le Gouvernement Harper Va de L’avant avec la Construction d’un Nouveau Pont au-Dessus du Fleuve Saint-Laurent

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ontréal, Québec - le 5 octobre 2011 L’honorable Denis  Lebel, ministre des Transports, de l’Infrastructure et des Collectivités et ministre responsable de l’Agence de développement économique du Canada pour les régions du Québec, a annoncé aujourd’hui que le gouvernement Harper ira de l’avant avec la construction d’un nouveau pont au-dessus du fleuve Saint-Laurent à Montréal. «  La construction d’un nouveau pont au-dessus du fleuve Saint-Laurent est essentielle à la croissance économique de

Montréal et de ses environs, et sera profitable à l’ensemble du pays  », a déclaré le ministre Lebel. «  Il s’agit d’un important projet d’infrastructure dont les retombées s’échelonneront sur de nombreuses années. Sa réalisation permettra d’assurer le déplacement sécuritaire et efficace des personnes et des biens le long de ce corridor routier très achalandé. » Le gouvernement du Canada a examiné attentivement les études de préfaisabilité et d’évaluation qui ont été effectuées jusqu’ici, et il a conclu qu’un nouveau pont était

n é c e s s a i r e . Au c o u r s des prochains mois, le gouvernement entamera d’importants pourparlers avec ses partenaires afin de déterminer le moyen le plus efficace d’aller de l’avant avec ce projet. Il se penchera aussi sur la création d’un partenariat public-privé pour assurer la construction du pont, et sur la question du péage. Le gouvernement examinera aussi diverses options de gouvernance du pont, entre autres le rôle que le Québec pourrait être appelé à jouer dans ce projet. Le gouvernement collaborera avec le secteur privé afin de s’assurer que la construction du pont n’entraîne pas de coûts supplémentaires pour les contribuables. Jusqu’à ce qu’un nouveau pont soit construit, le gouvernement du Canada continuera de s’assurer

que le pont Champlain demeure sécuritaire. « La sécurité et la sûreté des personnes qui empruntent le pont Champlain chaque jour est une priorité de notre gouvernement  », a indiqué le ministre Lebel. « Depuis 2009, nous avons annoncé des investissements d’envergure qui se chiffrent à 380  millions de dollars pour que ce pont important demeure sécuritaire pour tous ceux qui l’utilisent. » Le gouvernement procédera aux études et aux travaux préliminaires à la construction du pont, et il tiendra compte du point de vue des principaux intervenants dans ce dossier, y compris les maires de la région et la province de Québec. Toutes les décisions seront prises d’une manière responsable au plan financier. La possibilité de construire un tunnel n’a pas

L’honorable Denis  Lebel, ministre des Transports, de l’Infrastructure et des Collectivités et ministre responsable de l’Agence de développement économique du Canada pour les régions du Québec été retenue, car la construction et l’exploitation d’une telle infrastructure coûteraient beaucoup plus cher qu’un pont. Le pont Champlain, avec ses six voies, est le pont routier le plus achalandé au Canada. Chaque année, environ 11  millions d’usagers du transport en commun, 60 millions de véhicules et

des échanges commerciaux internationaux d’une valeur de 20 milliards de dollars y transitent. Le pont est un important corridor de commerce pour l’économie régionale, et il profite aussi à l’économie nationale. De plus, il répond aux objectifs des stratégies des portes d’entrée du Canada.

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Agence des services frontaliers du Canada

Le Compte à Rebours Pour se Conformer aux Exigences du Manifeste électronique Débute le 1er novembre 2011 Pour les Transporteurs Routiers

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ttawa, Ontario - le 12 octobre 2011 - L’Agence des services frontaliers du Canada (ASFC) a annoncé aujourd’hui que l’échéancier de mise en œuvre du Manifeste électronique pour les transporteurs routiers débutera le 1er novembre 2011. Ce qui signifie qu’à compter du 1er  novembre 2012, les transporteurs routiers qui ne respecteront pas les exigences de transmission électronique des données sur le fret routier et le moyen de transport avant leur arrivée à la frontière se verront refuser l’entrée au Canada et imposer

une sanction à taux nul (non pécuniaire). Par la suite, le 1er  mai 2013, les transporteurs routiers qui ne respecteront pas les exigences se verront refuser l’entrée au Canada et imposer une sanction pécuniaire. «  Lorsqu’il sera entièrement mis en œuvre, le Manifeste électronique sera un processus virtuellement sans papier qui s’enclenchera avant même que les expéditions n’atteignent la frontière et qui améliorera le dialogue entre les négociants et l’ASFC », a indiqué Cathy  Munroe, vice-présidente, Direc-

tion générale des programmes. « En procédant rigoureusement à une évaluation du risque à l’aide de l’information préalable sur les expéditions commerciales, les agents des services frontaliers de l’ASFC pourront mieux s’assurer que les expéditions jugées à risque élevé ou inconnu sont examinées et que les marchandises légitimes à faible risque traversent la frontière le plus efficacement possible. » De plus, l’ASFC a récemment simplifié le processus lié à la transmission obligatoire des données par voie électronique avec

le lancement du portail du Manifeste électronique

sur Internet. Ce portail permet aux entreprises de

transmettre à l’ASFC, par voie électronique, leurs données sur le fret et le moyen de transport par l’entremise du site Web de l’Agence. Le Manifeste électronique est un important projet de la Couronne qui améliore le traitement des marchandises commerciales qui entrent au Canada, tout en renforçant la sécurité de la population canadienne et du commerce international. Pour des renseigne ments supplémentaires sur le Manifeste électronique, consulter le site Web de l’ASFC au  www. asfc.gc.ca.

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automated Lubrication systems

Beka Lube Products Inc. 2830 Argentia Road, Unit 9 Mississauga, ON L5N 8G4 Toll Free Tel: 888.862.7461 Tel: 905.821.1050 Fax: 905.858.0597 Email: info@beka-lube.com Web: www.beka-lube.com “Technology you can rely on.”

cargo control products

Mover’s Equipment & Supplies 6176 Atlantic Drive, Mississauga, ON L4C 1W2 Tel: 905.670.4488 Toll Free Tel: 800.668.3773 Fax: 905.670.2748 Email: info@movers3.com www.movers3.com clutch products

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

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Fil-Mor Automotive & Clutch Products Ltd. 81 Northline Road, Toronto, ON M4B 3E9 Tel: 416.759.2245 Fax: 416.759.5890 Toll Free Tel: 1.800.677.9038 A proud Canadian remanufacturer of quality Heavy Duty & automotive clutches since 1980. Specializing in heavy duty & custom made clutches including our own.

6 Farnham Crescent, London, ON N6K 1K1 Tel: 519.641.6770 Email: ron@freinmeister.com Web: www.freinmeister.com Air Conditioning & Heating: Sales & Service

Lubecore International Inc. 7065 Twiss Road Campbellville, ON L0P 1B0 Tel: 905.864.3110 Fax: 905.878.6935 Email: info@lubecore.com Website: www.lubecore.com

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compliance services

Aarden Industries Inc. 26 Napier Court, Utopia, ON L0M 1T0 Tel: 705.797.0041 Fax: 705.797.2469 AardenIndustries@hotmail.com

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Manwin Enterprises Inc. 15 Wanless Court, Ayr, ON N0B 1E0 Toll Free: 888.823.7611 Tel: 519.624.4003 Fax: 519.624.5501 Email: manwin@bellnet.ca

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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.

SKF Lubrication Solutions (A Division of SKF Canada Ltd.) 5777 Coopers Avenue Mississauga, ON L4Z 1R9 Tel: 905.631.1821 Fax; 905.631.1787 Toll Free: 800.207. 5823 (LUBE) Email: marketing@skf.ca Web: www.skf.ca “Greasing on the Go!” buildings - all steel pre-engineered

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

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Driver Training

E & B Safety Consulting

E & B Safety Consulting Inc.

Travel Centre of America, 535 Mill Street, Unit 104, Woodstock, ON N4S 7V6 Tel: 519.537.2002 Fax: 519.537.7499 Email: sandy@ebsafetyconsulting.com Web: www.ebsafetyconsulting.com Taking the guesswork out of compliance

Travel Centre of America, 535 Mill Street, Unit 104, Woodstock, ON N4S 7V6 Tel: 519.537.2002 Fax: 519.537.7499 sandy@ebsafetyconsulting.com Web: www.ebsafetyconsulting.com Taking the guesswork out of compliance

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compliance services

factoring, finance & foreign exchange

Liquid Capital Liquid Capital Midwest Corp. 176 Seacliff Drive West, Leamington, ON N8H 3Y5 Tel: 519. 419.5044 Toll Free Tel: 877.653.9426 Fax: 519.326.4047 riacobelli@liquidcapitalcorp.com www.liquidcapitalmidwest.com “Large Account Service” to small fleet & start-up companies.

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Drug & Alcohol Testing

Mortgage Alliance Maximum Results

Reg: 10224. An Independently Owned & Operated Franchise of the DriverCheck Inc. MAC Network. 1 Manley Street, 1165 Franklin Blvd., Unit 1, ICC The Compliance Center Inc. Ayr, Ontario N0B 1E0 Cambridge, ON N1R 8E1 205 Matheson Blvd. East, Unit 7, Toll Free Tel: 877.904.9222 Tel: 519.632.9371 Mississauga, ON L4Z 1X8 Web: www.findthebestmortgage.ca Toll Free Tel: 800.463.4310 Tel: 905.890.7228 Debt Consolidation. Mortgages. Will Fax: 519.632.9534 Consider Self-Employed Individuals. Fax: 905.890.7070 Email: drivercheck@drivercheck.ca Contact: Norm Williams Toll Free: 888.977.4834 Web: www.drivercheck.ca sales@thecompliancecenter.com Fasteners DriverCheck Inc. www.thecompliancecenter.com nd nd 4888,72 Avenue SE, 2 Floor, Dangerous Goods Supplies & Calgary, AB T2C 3Z2 Services Tel: 403.720.5848 ••• Multi-Line Fastener Supply Co. Toll Free: 800.463.4310 Ltd. Email: rossmullen@drivercheck.ca 1100 Courtney Park Drive East, Web: www.drivercheck.ca Unit 5, Worried about substance misuse & Mississauga, ON L5T 1L7 abuse in your workplace? Tel: 905.677.5088

Integrated Training Resources P. O. Box 402, 140 Market Drive, Milton, ON L9T 4Y9 Tel: 905.693.0660 Fax: 905.693.0332 Toll Free Tel: 888.812.0099 info@integratedtrainingresources.ca www.integratedtrainingresources.ca

Maggie’s Essential Services Cell: 416.994.3588 Fax: 905.846.1625 Email: Maggie@TruckAdmin.com Web: www.TruckAdmin.com IFTA, Road Taxes, Administration, Permits/Renewals driver services, recruitment & employment

Emergency Road Services

Fax: 905.677.4917 Web: www.multilinefasteners.com Serving Fastener Needs for Industrial, Automotive & Maintenance Trades Filters

Emergency Road Services of Canada Inc. 3413 Wolfedale Road, Suite 5, Mississauga, ON L5C 1Z8 Tel: 905.277.2377 Fax: 905.277.2378 Email: info@ersofcanada.com Web: www.ersofcanada.com factoring, finance & foreign exchange

Donaldson Company P. O. Box 1299 Minneapolis, MN 55440-1299 USA Tel: 952.887.3699 Fax: 952.887.3716 Toll Free Tel: 800.374.1374 Email: engineserviceparts@ donaldson.com Web: www.donaldson-filters.com fuel additives & lubricants

Danatec Educational Services Ltd. Wilson Instruments Ltd. 43 Crowe Bay Heights, R.R. 2 Campbellford, ON K0L 1L0 Tel: 705.653.2403 Fax: 705.653.5560 Toll Free: 877.467.4440 WilsonInstruments@sympatico.ca www.wilsoninstrumentsltd.com 24    November 2011

A-Z Technical Building Systems Inc 299 Mill Road, Unit 1510, Etobicoke, ON M9C 4V9 Tel: 416.626.1794 Toll Free Tel: 877.743.5888 Fax: 416.626.5512 Email: a-ztech@sympatico.ca

201-11450 29th Street SE, Calgary, AB T2Z 3V5 Toll Free: 800.465.3366 Tel: 403.232.6950 Email: info@danatec.com Web: www.danatec.com Changing the way you train since 1985. Canada’s leading TDG Training & Services.

Drakkar Human Resources 1131 Derry Road East, Mississauga, ON L5T 1P3 Tel: 905.795.1397 Toll Free Tel: 877.372.5527 Fax: 905.795.1391 MississaugaResumes@drakkar.ca Web: www.drakkar.ca

J D Factors 315 Matheson Blvd. East, Mississauga, ON L4Z 1X8 Tel: 905.501.5000 Toll Free Tel: 800.263.0664 Fax: 905.501.0395 Email: canadasales@jdfactors.com

Bennetts Power Service Products P. O. Box 51016, RPO Tyndall Park Winnipeg, MB R2X 3C6 Tel: 204.694.1777 Toll Free Tel: 877.778.4440 Fax: 204.633.0133 Email: gbennett@powerservice.ca Web: www.powerservice.ca


fleet management & litigation support

insurance brokers

Dalton Timmis Insurance Group DWS Fleet Management Services 21 Lake Street, Ste. 2101 Wrentham, MA 02093-1214 Tel: 508.384.9021 Cell: 508.397.7169 Fax: 508.384.9010 Email: dws@darrystuart.com Web: www.darrystuart.com Web: www.ecmteam.com Fleet Management & Litigation Support for the Trucking Industry. insurance brokers

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

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35 Stone Church Road, Ancaster, ON L9K 1S5 Tel: 905.648.3922 Toll Free Tel: 888.385.8466 Fax: 905.648.2640 Email: info@daltontimmis.com Web: www.daltontimmis.com The Perfect Fit for your trucking insurance needs.

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Wakefield Canada Inc. 3620 Lakeshore Blvd. West, Toronto, ON M8W 1P2 Tel: 416.252.5511 ext 4449 Toll Free Tel: 800.268.5339 Fax: 416.252.7315 mpagnanelli@wakefieldcanada.ca Web: www.castrol.ca Castrol HD creates products that deliver superior performance and greater reliability with the goal of reducing customer operating costs.

lubricants (synthetic)

Sinwal Enterprises Inc 5656 Bell Harbour Drive, Mississauga, ON L5M 5J3 Tel: 416.520.5527 Toll Free Tel: 866.326.7645 Fax: 905.814.1802 Email: lubedealer@rogers.com Web: www.sinwal.com. oil furnace sales & Service

Dalton Timmis Insurance Group 14-600 Crowfoot Cres., NW Calgary, AB T3G 0B4 Tel: 403.241.2288 Toll Free Tel: 866.472.0721 Fax: 866.399.3177 Email: info@daltontimmis.com Web: www.daltontimmis.com The Perfect Fit for your trucking insurance needs.

Bryson Insurance & Financial Services Ltd. Toll Free: 800.661.5196 Fax: 905.426.4959 Email: jscheetz@bryson-insurance.com www.bryson-insurance.com “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”

De-On Supply Inc.

Hutchinson Fuels 8 Loyalist Drive, Unit #2, Brighton, ON K0K 1H0 Tel: 613.475.3334 Toll Free Tel: 800.465.0449 Fax: 613.475.4480

test equipment-brakes, abs, lights

Lite-Check, LLC 3102 East Trent Avenue Spokane, WA, 92202 Tel: 509.535.7512 Toll Free Tel: 800.343.8579 Fax: 509.535.7680 Email: info@lite-check.com www.lite-check.com tire balancing

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1595 Lobsinger Line, R.R. #1 Waterloo, ON N2J 4G8 Toll Free Tel: 800.824.4115 Toll Free Fax: 888.626.7843 Email:info@deonsupply.com Web:www.deonsupply.com

35 Magnum Drive, Schomberg, ON L0G 1T0 Tel: 905.939.8750 Fax: 905.939.8710 Toll Free Tel: 1.800.267.5744 Email: info@krown.com Web: www.krown.com Satellite Tracking

Erb and Erb Insurance Brokers Ltd.

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Vulcan On-Board Scales Lucas Oil Products 4060B Sladeview Crescent Mississauga, ON L5L 5Y5 Toll Free Tel: 888.878.6973 Fax: 905.814.9836 Email: info@lucasoil.ca Web: www.lucasoil.ca “Keep that Engine Alive!”

#11-1642 Langan Ave. Port Coquitlam BC V3C 1K5 Ph: 604.944.1481 Fax: 604.944.1482 Toll Free Tel: 800.663.0854 Web: www.vulcanscales.com

NOCO Lubricants Company HUB International Ontario Ltd 33 Princess Street, Suite 501 Leamington, ON N8H 5C5 Tel: 519.326.9339 Fax: 519.326.0128 Toll Free Tel: 800.463.4700 Email: dan.mcguire@ hubinternational.com Web: www.hubinternational.com Transportation Insurance lifting equipment & jacks

2 Bradpenn Road, Toronto, ON M8Z 5S9 Tel: 416.232.6626 Toll Free Tel: 800.414.6626 Fax: 416.201.9880 Email: orderdesk@noco.ca Web: www.noco.ca

Best Service, Best Value, Best Quality

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tarps & tarping systems

Box 755, 2085 Shanly Road, Cardinal, ON K0E 1E0 Tel: 613.657.1244 Toll Free Tel: 800.410.4754 Fax: 613.657.1453 Email: info@730permitservices.com Web: www.730permitservices.com

5499 Harvester Road, Burlington, ON L7L 5V4 Tel: 905.335.2012 Toll Free Tel: 800.465.8277 Fax: 905.335.8499 Web: www.aero-kit.com “Keeping You Covered”

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TAABS Inc. 2801 2nd Avenue North, Unit #2 Lethbridge, AB T1H 6S2 Toll Free: 888.553.3005 Fax: 403.394.9911 Email: joel@taabs-int.com Website: www.taabs-int.com tire & wheel service & equipmenT

2250 Industrial Blvd., Laval, QC H7S 1P9 Tel: 514.337.7777 Toll Free Tel: 800.663.0814 Fax: 450.663.2688 Email: elandry@CorghiCanada.com

Ontario Office Corghi, Ontario Tel: 416.902.5663 Contact: Terry Lefebvre Web: www.CorghiCanada.com

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Cramaro Tarpaulin Systems

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

206 Arvin Avenue, Stoney Creek, ON L8E 2L8 Tel: 905.662.2757 Toll Free Tel: 800.565.8277 Fax: 905.662.4811 Email: mail@cramarotarps.com Web: www.cramarotarps.com Cramaro, for all your tarping needs.

C.U.T.C. Inc.

13029 8th Line, Georgetown, ON L7G 4S4 Tel: 905.873.3339 Fax: 905.873.3088 Toll Free Tel: 800.572.8952 Email: info@counteractbalancing.com www.counteractbalancing.com

Duret et Landry Inc. Aero-Kit Industries

Pressure Washers

3833 Nashua Drive, Mississauga, ON L4V 1R3 Tel: 905.677.3522 Toll Free Tel: 800.268.4809 Fax: 905.677.4618 Email: parts@cptparts.com Web: www.cptparts.com

2 Taggart St., Unit 10 Guelph, ON N1H 6H8 Tel: 519.837.2281 Fax: 519.763.9371 Email: mgorman@petroviron.ca www.petroviron.ca/pivot/

Permits & services

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Counteract Balancing Beads

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ON-Board truck Scales

Petro-Viron Inc.

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Hofmann Balancing Techniques Ltd 6500 Millcreek Drive, Mississauga, ON L5N 2W6 Tel: 905.821.0799 Fax: 905.821.2073 Toll Free Tel: 800.267.2185 Email: info@hofmann.ca or johnvl@hofmann.ca Web: www.hofmann.ca

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Canada Powertrain 1 Eglinton Ave. East, Suite 415, Toronto, ON M4P 3Z1 Tel: 416.486.0951 Fax: 416.489.5311 Email: jasonj@cibi.ca Web: www.cibi.ca

106 Colborne Street, P. O. Box 1088, Walkerton, ON N0G 2V0 Toll Free Tel: 800.934.7771 Toll Free Fax: 800.563.8078 Email: dwells@cc-coatings.com Web: www.cc-coatings.com Exclusive Canadian distributor of Tectyl ® industrial corrosion control products.

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Canadian Insurance Brokers Inc.

Corrosion Control Coatings Ltd

Krown Corporate

730 Permit Services Bryson & Associates Insurance Brokers Ltd.

Rust Control Products

lubricants

30 Queen Street North, Kitchener, ON N2H 6N2 Tel: 519.579.4270 Fax: 519.741.1977 Baizana Insurance Brokers Toll Free: 800.265.2634 806 Greenbank Road Email: cbunn@erb-erb.com or Ottawa, ON K2J 1A2 info@erb-erb.com Tel: 613.825.5575 Fax: 613.825.5624 Web: www.erb-erb.com Toll Free: 877.791.1682 What you want to protect the most.. Email: info@baizanainsurance.com We protect the best! Web: www.baizanainsurance.com

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lubricants

RP Oil Limited 1111 Burns Street East, Unit 3, Whitby, ON L1N 6A6 Tel: 905.666.2313 Toll Free Tel: 800.335.6623 Fax: 905.666.2761 Email: larryharris@rpoil.com

Can-Clean Pressure Washers

Trison Tarps

6790 Davand Drive, Units 13 & 14 Mississauga, ON L5T 2G5 Tel: 905.568.4868 Fax: 905.565.8821 Toll free: 888.568.8001 Email: info@can-clean.com Website: www.can-clean.com

130 Copernicus Blvd., Brantford, ON N3P 1L9 Tel: 519.720.9464 Toll Free Tel: 866.948.2777 Fax: 519.720.9468 Email: paul@trisontarps.ca Web: www.trisontarps.ca

Hunter Engineering Company 112 York Street, Eden Mills, ON N0B 1P0 Tel: 905.699.7991 Email: d.martin@xplornet.ca Website: www.hunter.com November 2011   25


towing services

towing services

Hansen Towing & Recovery A Towing Service Ltd. 185 Bartley Drive Toronto, ON M4A 1E6 Servicing GTA, Ontario and USA Tel: 416.656.4000 Fax: 416.656.3065 Toll Free Tel: 800.773.7952 Email: carol@atowing.ca Web: www.atowing.ca A company you can count on!

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Abrams Towing

“Service Across Ontario” Tel: 416.398.2500 Toll Free Tel: 888.667.5438 24 Hour Heavy Towing Web: www.abrams.ca

236 Rutherford Road South, Brampton, ON L6W 3J6 Tel: 905.453.7319 Fax: 905.451.1534 Toll Free Tel: 800.876.7097 Email: hhansen@hansenautow.com Web: www.hansentowing.com

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trailer Sales, leasing, rentals & service

Transport Companies

Fort Garry Industries

Erb Group of Companies

Email: trailers@fgiltd.ca Web: www.fgiltd.com/trailers Proud distributors for Lode-King, Midland Manufacturing, Arctic Manufacturing, Landoll, CMIC Container Chassis and more.

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K.B.W. Towing

GTA Trailer Rentals Inc.

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

Head Office – 36 Cardico Drive, Gormley, ON L0H 1G0 Toll Free Tel; 866.482.5311 Fax: 905.888.6061 Email: j.ciciretto@gtatrailer.com Web: www.gtatrailer.com

J P Towing Service & Storage Ltd

Smartway Trailer Rentals

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Action Automotive, Towing & Recovery P. O. Box 126, Trenton ON K8V 5R2 Tel: 613.394.4924 Toll Free Tel: 800.551.6151 Fax: 613.394.2428 Email: action@reach.net Web: www.actiontowing.com “Meeting Your Service Needs in Eastern Ontario”

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C.A. Towing R.R. #2, 2485 Campbellville Road, Campbellville, ON L0P 1B0 Tel: 905.854.0169 Toll Free Tel: 800.363.2209 Fax: 905.854.1282 Email: catowing@bellnet.ca

11 Glen Scarlett Road, Toronto, ON M6N 1P5 Tel: 416.203.9300 Toll Free Tel: 866.527.8225 Fax: 416.203.9303 Email: sales@jptowing.com Web: www.jptowing.com

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

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Pat Rogers Towing Kingston, Ontario 24 Hour Emergency Service Toll Free Tel: 888.221.3672 Tel: 613.384.2572 Web: PatRogersTowing.com trailer manufacturers

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Transit Trailer Ltd. 22217 Bloomfield Rd., R R #6, Chatham, ON N7M 5J6 Tel: 519.354.9944 Toll Free Tel: 877.995.5999 Fax: 519.354.9782 Email: info@transittrailer.com Web: www.transittrailer.com Transport Companies

1485 Startop Road, Ottawa, ON K1B 3W5 Tel: 613.747.4666 Toll Free Tel: 888.689.2170 Fax: 613.747.8323 Email: info@gervaistowing.com Web: www.gervaistowing.com

1129 Hwy #3, R R #3, Delhi, ON N4B 2W6 Tel: 519.688.4826 Fax: 519.688.6453 Email: info@titantrailers.com Web: www.titantrailers.com trailer manufacturers [ tankers ]

Gobbo Towing & Recovery Ltd.

Bedard Tankers Inc.

85 Pondhollow Drive, Sudbury, ON P3E 6C1

5785 Place Turcot Montreal, QC H4C 1V9 Tel: 514.937.1670 Fax: 514.937.2190 Email: btinc@aei.ca Web: www.bedardtankers.com Leader in Dry Bulk, Liquid, Liquified Compressed Gas & Cryogenic Road Tanker Trailers

Shop 5238 Hwy. 69 South, Sudbury, ON P3E 4N1 Tel: 705.523.2341 Fax: 705.523.2817 Toll Free: 800.261.4252 Email: gobbotowing@bellnet.ca 26    November 2011

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

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Yanke Group Of Companies 27 Automatic Road, Brampton, ON L6S 5N8 Tel: 905.791.1369 ext 3747 Toll Free Tel: 800.373.6678 Fax: 905.791.1278 Email: donnah@yanke.ca Web: www.yanke.ca

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

3700 Weston Road, Toronto, ON M9L 2Z4 Tel: 416.667.9700 Fax: 416.667.8272 Email: vince@ carmentransportationgroup.com Web: www. carmentransportationgroup.com

Friendly Truck Driving School

2421 Cawthra Road, Mississauga, ON L5A 2W7 Tel: 416.456.2438 Toll Free Tel: 800.297.4322 Fax: 905.281.9637 Contact: Gordon Brown Email: training@chet.ca Web: www.chet.ca

888 Wallbridge Loyalist Road, C.R.S. Bldg, Belleville, ON K8N 4Z5 Tel: 613.771.1495 Toll Free Tel: 888.282.6605 Fax: 613.771.1495 Contact: Robert Barclay

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

Crossroads Training Academy 2020 Bantree Street, Ottawa, ON K1B 5A4 Tel: 613.742.7499 Toll Free Tel: 866.529.1113 Fax: 613.742.7899 Contact: Brian Adams or Erica Kelly Brian@crossroadstrainingacademy.com www.crossroadstrainingacademy.com

Crossroads Truck Training Academy

Brian Kurtz Trucking Ltd.

Carmen Transportation Group

Commercial Heavy Equipment Training

Crossroads Training Academy

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Transportation Training

850 Tapscott Road, Unit 9, Scarborough, Ontario M1Z 1N4 Tel: 416.291.9075 Fax: 416.291.1144 Contact: Thiru Mahalingam Email: friendlydriving@yahoo.com Website: www.friendlydriving.com

Greater Ottawa Truck Training

5 Caesar Avenue, Ottawa, ON K2G 0A8 International Truckload Tel: 613.727.4688 Crossroads Training Academy Services Inc. Fax: 613.727.5997 49 Truman Rd., Barrie, ON L4N 8Y7 107 Bellevue Drive, Box 1450 Contact: Shahram Dowlatshahi Tel: 705.719.2419 Belleville, ON K8N 5J1 gott@greaterottawatrucktraining.com Toll Free Tel: 866.446.0057 Tel: 613.961.5144 www.greaterottawatrucktraining.com Fax: 705.719.2438 Toll Free Tel: 800.267.1888 Jay’s Professional Truck Fax: 613.961.1255 Contact: Read Conley Training Centre Toll Free Fax: 888.485.6487 read@crossroadstrainingacademy.com 589 Middlefield Road, Unit 11, Email: ChrisMcMillan@itsinc.on.ca or Diane Austin Scarborough, ON M1V 4Y6 Web: www.itstruck.ca diane@crossroadstrainingacademy. Contact: Jay or Chandrika ••• Tel: 416.299.9638 com Fax: 416.609.9814 or crossroadstruc1@bellnet.ca Email: jaystruck@bellnet.ca www.crossroadstrainingacademy.com Web: www.jaystrucktraining.ca

Transportation Training

Titan Trailers Gervais Towing & Recovery

290 Hamilton Road, New Hamburg, ON N3A 1A2 Tel: 519.662.2710 Fax: 519.662.3316 Toll Free Tel: 800.665.2653 Email: info@erbgroup.com Web: www.erbgroup.com Refrigerated Transportation Specialists

Transportation Training

Centennial College P. O. Box 631, Station A, Toronto, ON M1K 5E9 Tel: 416.289.5000 Ext 7606 Email: dormiston@ centennialcollege.ca Web: www.centennialcollege.ca Looking for a career? Apprenticeship Training: Truck,Coach & Heavy Equipment Technicians.

Kim Richardson Transportation Specialists Inc. 172 Argyle Street N., Upper Level, Caledonia, Ontario N3W 2J2 Tel: 905.765.3445 Toll Free Tel: 800.771.8171 Fax: 905.765.1444 Contact: Roxanne Wilkieson Email: rwilkieson@krway.com Website: www.krway.com Heavy equipment & forklift also available.

Kim Richardson Transportation Specialists Inc. 634 Ireland Road, Simcoe, Ontario N3Y 4K8 Tel: 519.426.8260 ext. 232 Toll Free Tel: 800.771.8171 Fax: 519.428.3112 Contact: Roxanne Wilkieson Email: rwilkieson@krway.com Website: www.krway.com Heavy equipment & forklift also available.

Kim Richardson Transportation Specialists Inc.

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

120 Bill Martyn Parkway Street, St. Thomas, Ontario N5R 6A7 Tel: 905.765.3445 Toll Free Tel: 800.771.8171 Fax: 905.765.1444 Contact: Roxanne Wilkieson Email: rwilkieson@krway.com Website: www.krway.com Heavy equipment & forklift also available.

Danbro Truck Training

Modern Training Ontario

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

308 Kenora Avenue, Hamilton, ON L8E 2W2 Contact: Nick Korakas Tel: 905.573.9675 Toll Free Tel: 866.443.7483 Fax: 905.573.6425 Email: info@moderntraining.com Web: www.moderntraining.com


Transportation Training

Transportation Training

Truck & Trailer Repairs

truck lighting & accessories

truck parts & supplies

truck parts & supplies

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

Northern Academy of Transportation Training 25 Vagnini Court, Lively, ON P3Y 1K8 Contact: Kevin Pattison Tel: 705.692.9222 Toll Free Tel: 800.719.9334 Fax: 705.692.9256 Email: info@northernacademy.ca Web: www.northernacademy.ca

Northstar Truck Driving School 5044 Walker Road, Windsor, Ontario, N9A 6J3 Tel: 519.737.0444 Fax: 519.737.0445 Contact: Robert Labute Email: northstartruck@bellnet.ca www.northstartruckdrivingschool.com

Ontario Truck Driving School (Chatham) 1005 Richmond Street, Chatham, ON N7M 5J5 Contact: Bill Kent Tel: 519.355.0077 Toll Free Tel: 800.263.4777 Toll Free Fax: 866.800.6837 Email: training@otds.com Web: www.otds.com

Ontario Truck Driving School (London) 427 Exeter Road, London, ON N6E 2Z3 Contact: Bill Kent Tel: 519.858.9338 Toll Free Tel: 800.263.4777 Fax: 519.858.0920 Email: training@otds.com Web: www.otds.com Forklift & Heavy Equipment Training Available

Ontario Truck Driving School (Niagara-on-the-Lake) 281 Queenston Road Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0 Contact: Bill Kent (Truck and Bus Course Info) Contact: Wayne Saunders (Heavy Equipment Info) Tel: 905.685.1117 Toll Free Tel: 800.263.4777 Fax: 905.641.0533 Email: training@otds.com Web: www.otds.com

Ontario Truck Driving School (Oldcastle) 2155 Fasan Drive, Oldcastle, Ontario, N0R 1L0 Tel: 519.258.0333 Toll Free: 1.866.410.0333 Fax: 519.258.9065 Contact: Bill Kent EEmail: training@otds.com Website: www.otds.com

Ontario Truck Training Academy (Oshawa) 199 Wentworth Street East, Oshawa ON L1H 3V6 Contact: Dennis Lagrois Tel: 905.723.1237 Toll Free Tel: 800.753.2284 Fax: 905.723.1245 Email: admin@otta.ca Website: www.otta.ca

Ontario Truck Driving School (Owen Sound) 1051 2nd Avenue East, Owen Sound, Ontario N4K 2H8 Tel: 519.376.0444 Toll Free: 1.800.263.4777 Fax: 1.866.800.6837 Contact: Admissions Officer Email: training@otds.com Website: www.otds.com

Ontario Truck Driving School (Sarnia) 141 Mitton Street South, Sarnia, ON N7T 3C5 Contact: Bill Kent Tel: 519.332.8778 Toll Free Tel: 800.263.4777 Toll Free Fax: 866.800.6837 Email: training@otds.com Web: www.otds.com

Ontario Truck Training Academy (Peterborough) 365 Lansdowne Street East, Unit 3, Peterborough, ON K9L 2A3 Tel: 705.743.1888 Toll Free Tel: 800.939.1463 Fax: 705.743.1875 Email: admin@otta.ca Website: www.otta.ca Contact: Dennis Langrois

Safety Truck Training School Ltd 4 Wilkinson Road, 2nd Floor Brampton, ON L6T 4M3 Contact: Yogan Sockalingam Tel: 905.793.9546 Fax: 905.793.6426 Email: yogan@safetytruck.com Web: www.safetytruck.com

Shaun-David Truck Training School 10 Spalding Drive, Brantford, Ontario N3T 6B8 Contact: David Nicholas Tel: 519.720.9349 Toll Free Tel: 866.550.5589 Fax: 519.720.9351 Email: shaundavid@bellnet.ca Web: www.shaundavidtts.com

Tri-County Truck Driver Training 480 Waydom Drive, Ayr, ON N0B 1E0 Contact: Richard Wynia Tel: 519.653.1700 Toll Free Tel: 800.265.0400 Fax: 519.622.4002 Email: info@tricountytruck.com Web: www.tricountytruck.com

Valley Driver Training 99 Cote Blvd. Hanmer, ON P3P 1L9 Contact: Jamie Fitchett Tel: 705.969.8848 Fax: 705.969.3584 valleydrivertraining@hotmail.com

truck CUSTOMIZING

Quality Custom 12 Clarke Blvd. Brampton, ON L6W 1X3 Tel: 905.451.8550 Fax: 905.451.7627 Email: info@qualitycollision.ca Web: www.qualitycustom.ca truck delivery

Acadian Driveaway 11 Dansk Court, Toronto, ON M9W 5N6 Tel: 905.709.8131 Toll Free Tel: 800.668.1879 Fax: 905.709.2527 Email: info@adctoronto.com Web: www.adctoronto.com truck equipment

Fort Garry Industries Email: truckequip@fgiltd.ca Web: www.fgiltd.com/equipment Sales and NSM certified installations of snow plows, sanders, mixers, dump bodies and more. truck Exhaust systems

Texis Truck Exhaust 1850 Gage Court, Mississauga, ON L5S 1S2 Tel: 905.795.2838 Toll Free Tel: 800.267.4740 Fax: 905.678.3030 Email: texis@bellnet.ca Web: www.texisexhaust.com “Diesel Performance Specialisits” truck lighting & accessories

truck parts & supplies

230 Travail Road, Markham, ON L3S 3J1 Tel: 905.209.9744 Toll Free Tel: 800.268.5612 Fax: 905.209.9757 Toll Free Fax: 800.267.9024 Email: mark.paul@grote.com Web: www.grote.com.

calgary

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

Discount Truck Parts Ltd. 11633-156 Street, Edmonton, AB T5M 3T8 Tel: 780.454.5050 Toll Free: 800.661.5051 Email: sales@gearcentregroup.com Web: www.discountruckparts.com Quality truck parts at discount prices.

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

winnipeg

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

regina

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

Fort Garry Industries 3455 Miners Avenue P. O. Box 1848, Saskatoon, SK S7K 7K9 Tel: 306.242.3465 Toll Free: 800.772.4599 Fax: 306.933.4850 Email:saskatoon@fgiltd.ca Web: www.fgiltd.com

P. O. Box 281, Aylmer, ON N5H 2R9 Tel: 519.765.2828 Toll Free Tel: 866.617.0201 Fax: 519.765.2821 hans@shieldtruckaccessories.com www.shieldtruckaccessories.com truck sales, leasing, parts & service

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

Gerry’s Truck Centre

grande prairie

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

lloydminster Manitoba

Shield Truck Accessories

edmonton

Fort Garry Industries

saskatoon

Grote Industries Co.

Email: info@fgiltd.ca Web: www.fgiltd.com/parts/ Brake specialists, installations, safeties and a whole lot more.

Techspan 3131Pepper Mill Court, Mississauga, ON L5L 4X6 Tel: 905.820.6150 Toll Free Tel: 800.363.1588 Fax: 905.820.6142 Email: sales@techspan.ca Web: www.techspan.ca

Fort Garry Industries

Truck & Trailer Repairs

Fort Garry Industries

Alberta

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

red deer

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

Mississauga

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

4049 Eastgate Cres., London, ON N6L 1B7 Tel: 519.652.2100 Toll Free Tel: 800.363.4380 Fax: 519.652.6593 Email: info@gerrystrucks.com Web: www.gerrystrucks.com “Your Complete Transportation Business Partner”

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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 Tel: 613.546.0431 Toll Free Tel: 800.267.0633 Fax: 613.546.4206 Web: www.morgan-diesel.com

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Surgenor Truck Centre 261 Binnington Court, Kingston, ON K7M 9H2 Tel: 613.548.1100 Toll Free Tel: 877.548.1101 Fax: 613.548.4990 Email:mgallant@surgenortruck.com Web: www.surgenortruck.com Truck tire sales & service

thunder bay

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

Levy Steering Centre Ltd. 1409 Shawson Drive Mississauga, ON L4W 1C4 Tel: 905.564.1899 Fax: 905.564.1911 Toll Free: 800.565.5389 orderdesk@levysteering.com Web: www.levysteering.com

Ontario Regional Office 520 Abilene Drive, Mississauga, ON L5T 2H7 Toll Free Tel: 800.465.0618 Tel: 905.564.5171 Fax: 905.564.5175 Email: LHardy@oktire.com Web: www.oktire.com Over 100 Truck Tire Service Centres Across Canada November 2011   27


truck transmissions, differentials & pto’s

C & R Transmission Service Ltd. 13 Anderson Blvd. Stouffville, ON L4A 7X4 Tel: 905.642.4556

truck transmissions, differentials & pto’s

truck transmissions, differentials & pto’s

Canada Powertrain 3833 Nashua Drive, Mississauga, ON L4V 1R3 Tel: 905.677.3522

Fax: 905.642.2293

Toll Free Tel: 800.268.4809

Toll Free: 888.297.0682

Fax: 905.677.4618

manager@crtransmission.com

Email: parts@cptparts.com

We service clutches also.

Web: www.cptparts.com

Canada-Wide Parts Distributors Ltd 1261A Shawson Drive, Mississauga, ON L4W 1C4 Tel: 905.564.3116 Toll Free: 877.564.3116 Fax: 905.564.3119 Email: customerservice@ canadawideparts.com Web: www.canadawideparts.com Canada’s leading supplier of Powertrain Components.

truck Wash Systems

truck Wash Systems

Awash Systems Corp.

Trans Canada Automatic Truck Wash

2810 Matheson Blvd. E., 2nd Floor, Mississauga, ON L2T 2B9 Tel: 905.624.7227 Toll Free Tel: 800.265.7405

Yellowhead Highway 16 West

Truck Wire, Cable & Electrical Accessories

Techspan

South at Range Road 14

3131 Pepper Mill Court,

Lloydminster, AB T9V 3C2

Mississauga, ON L5L 4X6

Tel: 780.874.9274

Tel: 905.820.6150

Email: info@awashsystems.com

Fax: 780.874.9275

Web: www.awashsystems.com

Email: terry@tctw.ca

Automatic Wash Systems and

Web: www.tctw.ca

Water Treatment Recycling Systems

Home of the 8 Minute Semi Wash

Email: sales@techspan.ca

customized to your requirements.

and the Clean Ride Car Wash

Web: www.techspan.ca

Toll Free Tel: 800.363.1588 Fax: 905.820.6142

The Safety Tip Advisor

Is Your Ride Ready For The Winter?

By Alvis Violo

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s the end of the fall approaches, it’s that time again to get our vehicles ready for the winter.  Unfortunately, most people who drive rarely make any preparations. While some drivers do get away with it, there are many others who are not prepared and

end up paying a lot more money for unnecessary expenses. Getting your vehicle ready for winter is not an expensive under-

wipers. We should also check the wiper fluid reservoir as the last thing you want is to run into a midwinter ice storm without

need oil that is thinner and circulates well. Your owner’s manual will tell you which oil is recommended for winter driving.

vehicle owners rarely have it available when they need it. Buy the antifreeze early, top up the fluid level and place a spare jug in

drive safely through ice and snow. It could save your life or the life of a loved one. Drive safe, think positive

taking, nor is it very time consuming. The majority of these common preparations can be carried out by the vehicle owner and include the following: 1. Battery: The battery should always be inspected using specialized equipment to ensure that it has adequate power and that it functions properly. 2. Windshield Wipers: A major frustration of winter driving is having wipers that do not work. Always replace old or worn out

any wiper fluid. 3. Tires: Worn out tires can have a damaging influence while driving on wet or snowy roads. Traction is often at a bare minimum due to slippery road conditions.  Properly inflated tires provide the highest contact between the tires and the road. 4. Oil: We should also change the vehicle oil to suit the winter. As the temperature drops, oil gets viscous and circulates poorly which means we

5. Vehicle Service: For those of us who have postponed getting the vehicle serviced during the summer, it is time to make sure that the old air and fuel filters are replaced and that the engine is running smoothly. Switch on the heater and make sure it is working properly. Also, open the hood of the vehicle and inspect the belts and hoses. 6. Antifreeze: Despite the importance of this fluid, less than 30 per cent of

your vehicle. 7. Lights: All vehicle lights should be checked and burnt out bulbs should be replaced. In some cases, the light lenses may need to be scrubbed to remove grime and oil that has accumulated over the summer. This winter, make sure your vehicle is as prepared as you are. Go the extra mile by getting your vehicle ready for the season. Equally important is learning what it takes to

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

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Transport for Christ

Everyone wants to be happy

By Len Reimer

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ccording to the ABC evening news someone

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commits suicide every 17 minutes. A staggering 500,000 additional people are treated in emergency rooms each year for attempted suicide. Why do people take their own lives? Because they think it will make them happy. Russian novelist Leo Tolstoy put it this way; “I believe the motive power of all actions is personal happiness.” Indeed, much of what we do is in

search of happiness. This world is not helpful - not now, not ever. There is no lasting happiness outside of Jesus Christ. Apart from Jesus, life has no meaning. Because God desires men to be part of “His forever family,” He makes every worldly pursuit lead ultimately to futility and frustration. Why? Because God knows that if you and I could find purpose and meaning in any worldly

pursuit apart from Him, we would surely pursue it. God makes every avenue that leads away from Him into a dead end. Apart from Jesus, life has no meaning. Futility is the chief tool God uses to independently draw men to Himself of their own free will. God turns the heart until we freely choose to leave the devils kitchen. He is far more interested in

what kind of people we become than what we have when we get there. Most people only know enough about God to be disappointed with Him. To experience the deep joy of your faith and the abundant life offered through Jesus, “you must accept Jesus Christ as personal Saviour.” The narrow road of obedience leads to the broad road of joy that yields peace and happiness.

Everyone wants to be happy, yet we often fail to discover the one sure path to happiness. Happiness is not about getting what you want. Even Solomon discovered that. Rather, happiness is built on the foundation of acknowledging that Jesus Christ is the Lord of our lives. The path to happiness is the One that leads back to the Master. How are you doing?

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Business Insurance Matters

‘Tis the Season By Linda Colgan

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ell we would all love for the Christmas season to pass without incident, however in our personal or business lives that simply may not happen. Fate cannot be deterred, but when we think about crime and how it affects our industry, some things are within our grasp.

Cargo crime escalates during this season. Unattended trailers are sure targets for those who feel that crime pays far better than working hard and getting paid for sweat equity. It seems that reminders to alert personnel to double check loads, lock gates, set alarms, and take extra time to ensure that freight and assets are protected,

go unheeded. Extra steps to secure the protection of freight cannot guarantee that cargo is risk free, however, effective deterrents may make the difference between a thief taking your’s or someone else’s property that is more vulnerable. As a footnote, during this season many companies donate the use of equip-

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C C.U.T.C. Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Canada Wide Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37  Ontario Trucking News Castrol/Wakefield . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30,34  Ontario Trucking News

E Edge Transportation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37  Western Trucking News Emergency Road Services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 & 20 Eastern & Western Trucking News

F FLI Transportation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34  Ontario Trucking News

H Halton Industry Education Council . . . . . . . . . . . 35  Ontario Trucking News Hunter Engineering Company. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19  Ontario Trucking News

I Imperial Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 International Truckload Services Inc. . . . . . . . . . 37  Ontario Trucking News

J J.D. Factors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

K Kal Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4  Ontario Trucking News

L Levy Steering. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Liquid Capital Midwest Corp.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1  Ontario Trucking News Lite-Check. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Lubecore International . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,7, 10 Lucas Oil Products. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

M Mackie Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35  Ontario Trucking News Moneysworth Auto. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11  Ontario Trucking News

P Performance Diesel (Bully Dog). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Petro-Viron Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17  Ontario Trucking News

S SKF Canada Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1  Ontario Trucking News Star Van Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37  Ontario Trucking News STI Transportation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36  Ontario Trucking News

T TAABS International. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 The Fuel Lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Tiger Tool International Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Traction Truck Parts & TruckPro . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1  Ontario & Western Trucking News TransX. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38, 40 Trison Tarps Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,14 TVM Limited . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37  Ontario Trucking News

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

W Wilson Instruments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12  Ontario Trucking News Windshield Cam. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

Y Your Advantage Staffing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40  Ontario Trucking News

ment for Christmas parades. Call or email your broker and alert them to such possibilities. Linda Colgan has been an Insurance Broker in the transportation industry since 1986 and currently is a Transportation Insurance Advisor with JDIMI. To contact Linda call 416.809.3103 or email lindac@jdimi.com

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ATSSA Toronto

Roadranger Captures Audience at October Meeting By Barb Woodward

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epresentatives from Roadranger field marketing gave an overview on the latest Roadranger Drivetrain Products, Roadranger Aftermarket Parts including the Canadian Rebuilt Transmission, Eaton Clutch, and the Dana Axle Carrier Exchange. They also talked about the technical training course offered by the Roadranger Academy. Literature was also provided on their next generation of Roadranger Synthetic Lubricants which help save up to 1%

annually on fuel costs. For more information call 800.826.4357 or visit www.roadranger.com. The executive and members of the ATS would like to thank all of the sponsors of September’s Trade Show namely A Towing Services, Abrams Towing, All Tool Canada, Arrow Truck Sales, CARS Network, Centennial College, Day Distributing (Pathfinder Lubricants), DCL International Inc., Dican Inc., Drouin/Pro Lab Industries, Evans Cooling c/o Market Mentoring Limited, F.B. Feeney Hardware, Fil-Mor Automotive

& Clutch Products Ltd., Grote Manufacturing Canada Ltd. Haldex Canada Limited, Harper Truck Centers Inc., Innovative Trailer Design Industries, ITS Distributing, J & W Alignment Ltd., Kal Tire Ontario, KBW Towing & Recovery, Krown Rust Control System, Lubecore Ontario, Ontario Ministry of Transportation, Newton Electric Inc., Ontario Trucking News, On-Trux, Performance Equipment Ltd., Peterbilt Truck Centres, Pro Reefer Sales, Rav Ontario, Road Today, Stargate Manufacturing Inc., Texis Truck Exhaust,

Tico Canada, Toromont Cat, Tran-Steer Inc., Trout River Industries (HTTR Ltd.), Truck News, Ultra/ Clear Engine Fluids, VW Transcon Services (LiteCheck), Webasto Product North America Inc., Western Toronto International Trucks Inc. and XL Radiators Inc. The 49th Annual Canadian Fleet Maintenance Seminar has been scheduled for May 8th, 9th and 10th, 2012. The relatively new site at the Hilton Suites Conference Centre in Markham, Ontario has enjoyed great success and will continue to be

the site for many years to come. To book your trade booth contact Dave Ongaro at 1-905.957.7265 or for more information visit www.cfmsonline.com. Sponsors for monthly meetings are always welcome. This is your company’s opportunity for a captive audience to present your products! Also, if you know a company that would like to become a sponsor and they do sponsor a meeting, you will receive a discount off your annual membership dues. Meetings are held at the Paradise Banquet Hall located

on Jane Street just below the 407. It is held at 6pm every second Thursday of the month from September through to and including June. Information and tickets for the Annual Ladies Night can be obtained through Brian Sibbald, Entertainment Chairman at 1-905.302.5470 or visit the ATS website at www.torontoats.com. Arden and the Tourists are back with a 6 piece band with both slow and fast dances. Sponsorship is always welcome with a cash donation or prizes.

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ATSSA Belleville

Krown Rust Control Sponsors October Meeting By Barb Woodward

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n October 6th, 2011 Krown Rust Control made a presentation following another scrumptious buffet style dinner. As we all know Krown’s rust control product is absolutely phenomenal and has justly earned its reputation by keeping rust from building up on all types of vehicles. To further enhance their line of products they came out with the MR35 Salt Eliminator.

Salt accumulation comes from the 20 million tones of salt used on roads across North America each year. The changing combinations of sodium, magnesium, and calcium chlorides in the salt consequently speed up the corrosion process by a hundredfold, even causing aluminum to corrode. The MR35 Salt Eliminator dissolves more salt quicker, keeps salt dissolved, and prevents

salt from reforming on the surface. It is made up of 38 ingredients that function together to accomplish multiple tasks simultaneously, such as breaking up salt coating so more surface area is available to be dissolved. It also removes surface contaminants, some of which have a bond with the salt. MR35 helps form new bonds with the dissolved minerals and chlorides so they do not reform (precipitate)

while leaving a corrosioninhibiting hydrophobic protection on the surface. It does not contain caustics or strong acids and fulfills and exceeds the CEPA proposed regulation Pollution Prevention plan. For more information on the MR35 Salt Eliminator call 800.267.5744 or visit their website at www. krown.com. Sponsors for monthly meetings are always welcome. This is your company’s opportunity

for a captive audience to present your products! If you wish to sponsor a meeting, please contact Fred Laughlin, President at safcom@sympatico.ca. Meetings are held at 7pm on the 1st Thursday of the month at the Ramada Inn, Belleville, Ontario, from September through to and including June. Being a member of the A.T.S.S.A. is a great way to learn more about the trucking industry. This very valuable organiza-

tion is made up of diesel mechanics, fleet managers as well as members of the manufacturing sector, repair shops and media. Members come together to enjoy a nice meal and discuss common issues in the industry. I strongly urge everyone to become a member and attend as many meetings as possible. The time you spend and the people you meet is well worth becoming a member!

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Research Unveils Limited Driver Understanding of CSA

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he American Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n Research Institute (ATRI) recently released its findings on driver attitudes toward the Compliance Safety Accountability (CSA) initiative spearheaded by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Association (FMCSA) and introduced in December 2010. The results, gleaned from a survey with a sampling of 4,555 LTL, TL, local and regional intermodal

drivers, sought to measure the effects CSA has had on driver employability issues and carrier operations from drivers’ perspectives. Though the CSA has been in effect for several months, the study concluded that its basic principles are not generally well known. The report’s areas of concern are: unsafe driving, driver fitness, substance and alcohol use by drivers, vehicle maintenance,

cargo-related issues such as load shift prevention and the handling of hazardous materials, and the crash history of motor carriers. Among the chief worries drivers expressed about the impact of CSA was the perception that they would be terminated. Nearly two thirds of respondents shared this concern. In addition, most – nearly 70 percent – did not believe CSA implementation affected

profitability, nor did they believe that roadside inspections (RI) have increased in frequency, an observation that contrasts with the higher number of RIs that have, in fact, taken place in order to assign CSA scores to carriers and drivers. While trucking companies have altered practices to reflect the changes brought about by CSA, less than half (41.4%) of the respondents reported not receiving any

additional training, while the majority – nearly 59 percent - did report some level of employer-sponsored instruction. T h e AT R I ’s f i n d i n g s reveal that widespread misperceptions persist around driver understanding of CSA. Among them: a majority believed that a trucking company inherits past violations of new hires, that traffic convictions are part of the FMSCA’s calculations, that the FMSCA can re-

voke a commercial driver’s license as a result of CSA, and that CSA takes into account a driver’s personal driving record. These and other prevalent myths shared among drivers have prompted the Report’s authors to issue a clarion call to carriers: Provide additional CSA training and education sessions for drivers. Details of the report can be accessed through the ATRI website: www.atrionline.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

bonnyville

Cougar Fuels Ltd. 5602-54th Avenue

Bonnyville, AB Tel: 780.826.3043 Fax: 780.826.6353 Email: brentm@cougarfuelsltd.ca www.cougarfuelsltd.ca

Convenience store, cardlock and showers.

calgary

Calgary Husky Travel Centre 2525-32nd Avenue N.E. Calgary, AB T1Y 6B7 Tel: 403.291.1233 www.myhusky.ca

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

Alberta

Strathmore

Strathmore Husky Travel Centre

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

Leduc

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.

lloydminister

Hancock Petroleum

5904-44th Street, Lloydminster, AB T9V 1V6 Tel: 888.875.2495 Fax: 780.875.2095 Convenience Store, Showers & Laundry Facilities

Manitoba

Golden

brandon

Golden Husky Travel Centre

1050 Trans Canada Hwy., 436 Ridge Road, Golden, BC V0A 1H1 Strathmore, AB T1P 1B5 Tel: 250.344.6878 Tel: 403.934.3522 Fax: 250.344.6855 Fax: 403.934.3555 Web: www.myhusky.ca Email: hk7969@popmail. Open 24 hours, 7 days, Restaurant, huskyenergy.com Cardlock, ATM, Convenience Store, Showers. Web: www.myhusky.ca Open 24 hours, 7 days, Restaurant, Cardlock, ATM, Convenience Store, Showers. British Columbia

Chilliwack

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

Edmonton

RoadKing Travel Centre Strathcona Inc.

British Columbia

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 Monday to Friday, 8am-5pm (washrooms).

hope

Dogwood Valley Husky Travel Centre 27052 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

Merritt

Wagons West Travel Plaza Cool Creek Agencies

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

3999 Airport Road Merritt, BC V1K 1R2 Tel: 250.378.2100 Fax: 250.378.6060 Open 24 hours, 7 days, Restaurant, Convenience Store, Showers, TV with Cable, Greyhound.

OSOYOOS

delta

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, S.W. Medicine Hat, AB Tel: 403.527.6411 Fax: 403.529.1660 Showers.

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Husky Travel Centre 10128 Nordel Court, Delta, BC V4G 1J7 Tel: 604.582.1433 www.myhusky.ca

9206-97th Street, R.R. #2, Osoyoos, BC V0H 1V2 Tel: 250.495.6443 www.myhusky.ca

SICAMOUS

delta

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, Restaurants & ATM

1990-18th Street North, Brandon, MB R7C 1B3 Tel: 204.728.7387 www.myhusky.ca

Morris

Morris Husky Hwy 75 South, Box 989, Morris, MB R0G 1K0 Tel: 204.746.8999 Fax: 204.746.2611 Email: morrismohawk@yahoo.ca Web: www.myhusky.ca Open 24 hours, 7 days, Restaurant Mon. – Fri. 6AM-11PM, Sat. & Sun. – 7AM-11PM, Cardlock, ATM, Convenience Store with Lottery, Showers.

Petro Canada-Petro Pass 217 Main Street, Morris, MB Tel: 204.746.8967 Fax: 204.746.6008 Open 24-7, full service islands, drivers’ lounge & game room, convenience store, ATM & 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’s & restrooms

perth-andover

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

sALISBURY

aulac

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 (6am10pm), convenience store, showers, laundry facilities, parking, photocopier, oil products, ATM and fax machine.

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

arnprior

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, truckers’ lounge, CAT scale, garage service facilities, tire service, western star truck dealer.

Salisbury Big Stop

Belleville, ON K8N 4Z5 Tel: 613.771.1755 Open 24 hrs, lunch counter, convenience store, toilets, showers, short-time parking & truckers’ lounge

cARDINAL 2986 Fredericton Road, Salisbury, NB E4J 2G1 Tel: 506.372.3333 Fax: 506.372.0083 2085 Shanly Rd., Exit 730 Hwy 401 Open 24-7, drivers’ lounge & game Cardinal, ON K0C 1E0 Tel: 613.657.3019 room, restaurant, convenience Open 24 hrs, restaurant, store, showers, laundry facilities, convenience store, toilet, showers, parking & CAT scale overnight parking & truckers’ waasis lounge

928 Marion Street, Lincoln Big Stop Circle K Winnipeg, MB 415 Nevers Rd., Waasis, NB E3B 9E1 Tel: 204.949.7280 Tel: 506.446.4444 Fax: 204.949.7288 Driver Fax: 506.446.4455 Open 24-7, drivers’ lounge & game bigstop_bluecanoe@yahoo.ca room, convenience store, laundry Open 24-7, Irving FP Solution I-24, drivers lounge, restaurant, facilities, showers & parking convenience store,showers,laundry New Brunswick facilities, free over night parking.

Aulac Big Stop Circle K

Ontario, Eastern

Exit 115, Perth-Anover, NB Tel: 506.273.9682 Fax: 506.273.9682 Open 24-7, full service islands, bELLEVILLE drivers’ lounge with large screen, ULTRAMAR restaurant, satellite TV, convenience 25 Bellevue Drive, store, showers, laundry, parking & (Hwy 401 Exit 538, rear of Ultramar free high-speed internet. Service Station)

winnipeg

Petro Canada-Petro Pass

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 am11pm), convenience store, showers & parking.

315 Ouellette Street, Grand Falls, NB Tel: 506.473.5575 Fax: 506.475.9816 truro heights Toll Free: 800.361.8322 Truro Heights Circle K guypass@nb.sympatico.ca 86 Connector Rd., Hwy 102 Exit 13, Drivers’ lounge & game room, Truro Heights, NS B2N 5B6 convenience store, showers, Tel: 902.897.0333 laundry facilities, internet services, Fax: 902.897.0499 showers, parking & CAT scale. Open 24-7, self service islands, mONCTON drivers’ lounge, restaurant, convenience store, showers & parking.

Tobique One Stop

Petro Canada-Petro Pass Husky Travel Centre

ENFIELD

Petro Pass

Brandon Husky Travel Centre

Nova Scotia

Enfield Big Stop (Circle K) grand falls

Jepson Petroleum Ltd.

Box 1408, Golden, BC V0A 1H0 Tel: 250.344.6161 Fax: 250.344.2232 Email: ladine@jepsonpetro.com Open 8am-5pm mon-fri, lubes & propane, 24hr Cardlock, regular, diesel & diesel mark.

New Brunswick

Cornwall

Fifth Wheel Truck Stop

1901 McConnell Avenue, (Exit 792 off Hwy 401) Cornwall, ON K6H 5R6 Tel: 613.933.8363 woodstock Fax: 613.932.3952 Murray’s Truck Stop Open 24 hrs, diesel fuel, full-service Exit 191, 198 Beardsley Road, fuel islands, convenience store at Woodstock, NB fuel bar, take-out food, CAT scale, Tel: 506.328.2994 Blue Beacon Truck Wash, propane, Driver’s Fax: 506.325.2148 Sunoco Cardlock, restaurant, 200+ email: calving.murraystruckstop truck parking capacity, private @gmail.com showers, laundry facilities, drivers’ www.murraystruckstop.ca lounge & arcade room, Bell Canada Open 24-7, full service islands, Internet Kiosk, barber shop, ATM, drivers’ lounge & game room, drug testing centre, chapel, motel restaurant, convenience store, (smoking & non-smoking), tire shop, showers, laundry facilities, parking lube shop, mechanic shop, Irving Cardlock. & CAT scale & tire sales & service.


Ontario, Eastern

Ontario, Eastern

Ontario, Western

Ontario, Western

Ontario, Western

DESERONTO

vankleek hill

beamsville

grimsby

milton

Quick Stop

215 Hwy 49, Deseronto, ON K0K 1X0 Tel: 613.396.3043 Fax: 613.396.1449 Open 6am-10pm, 7 days, full service islands, subway, convenience store, parking & coffee drive-thru.

Québec

Montreal

Irving 24

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Herb’s Travel Plaza

Beamsville Relay Station

Fifth Wheel Truck Stop

5918, Rue Notre Dame Est,

Fifth Wheel Truck Stop 4673 Ontario Street, Montreal, QC H1N 2C5 21160 Service Road, 398 North Service Road, 40 Chisolm Dr. (Hwy 401 Exit 320) (Exit 64 off QEW) Exit 27 off Hwy 417 Tel: 514.257.8626 (Exit 74, off QEW, E. of Hamilton) Milton, ON L9T 3G9 Beamsville, ON L0R 1B4 Vankleek Hill, Ontario Tel: 905.878.8441 (Casablanca Blvd. Exit) Tel: 905.563.8816 Toll Free: 800.593.4372 Fax: 514.259.0910 Fax: 905.878.9376 Grimsby, ON L3M 4E8 Fax: 905.563.4770 Tel: 613.525.2120 DUNVEGAN Open 24-7, restaurant, convenience Open 24 hrs, diesel fuel, Tel: 905.945.0300 Fax: 613.525.1595 Email: relaystation@bellnet.ca convenience store, CAT scale, Blue Fax: 905.945.1115 Email: suzie_vink@yahoo.ca Open 24-7, restaurant, convenience store & laundry facilities. Beacon truck wash, ATM, lube Open 24-7 drivers’ lounge, Open 24 hrs, diesel fuel, store, laundry facilities, ATM, shop, Sunoco & Irving Cardlock, restaurant, convenience store, convenience store, CAT scale, blue showers & parking Saskatchewan full service fuel islands, restaurant, laundry facilities, ATM, internet beacon truck wash, ATM, drug bowmanville Esso-Dunvegan showers, laundry facilities, drivers’ services, showers & parking. testing centre, gasoline, Sunoco estevan 1515 County Road #20, lounge & arcade room, 100+ Cardlock, full service fuel islands, Ontario, Northern (Hwy 417 Exit 51) parkin, chapel, motel (smoking & Estevan Husky Travel Centre restaurant, private showers, Dunvegan, ON non- smoking), & lottery tickets. bradford laundry facilities, drivers’ lounge Tel: 613.527.1026 or 201- 4th St. Estevan, SK S4A 0T5 pickering Fifth Wheel Truck Stop & arcade room,100+ parking 613.627.2100 Tel: 306.634.3109 2475 South Service Road, capacity, chapel, motel (smoking & Fax: 613.527.2726 Open 24-7, full service islands, (Exit 431, Hwy 401, Waverly Road) non- smoking) & Irving Cardlock. www.myhusky.ca restaurant (Tim Horton’s), Bowmanville, ON L1C 3L1 hamilton convenience store, showers, Tel: 905.623.3604 regina Bradford Husky Travel Centre parking & ATM. Fax: 905.623.7109 Hwy 400 & 88, Bradford, ON Husky Travel Centre Open 24 hrs., Diesel fuel, Tel: 905.775.5794 200 Clements Road, Pickering, ON convenience store, CAT scale, Marshall Truck & Trailer www.myhusky.ca Tel: 905.428.9700 gasoline (self service), ATM, Repair & Truck Stop hWY 144 @ 560a www.myhusky.ca propane, convenience store at fuel 336 Kenora Avenue, Watershed Car & Truck Stop bar, Sunoco fleetfuel Cardlock ,full port Hope JOYCEVILLE Hamilton, ON L8E 2W2 Hwy 144 & 560A, service fuel islands, restaurant, Husky Bulk Sales Kingston Husky Truck Stop Tel: 705.655.4911 or Tel: 905.561.4712 private showers, laundry facilities, 210 North McDonald Street, Joyceville Road, 705.523.4917 Fax: 905.561.7757 drivers’ lounge & arcade room, (Hwy 401 Exit 632) Fax: 705.523.4160 100+ truck parking capacity, motel Email: wayne@marshalltruck.com Regina, SK S4N 5W3 Joyceville, ON jim_blackbearhunting@live.com (smoking & non-smoking),Bell Web: www.marshalltruck.com U ltramar Tel: 613.542.3468 Tel: 306.721.6880 north bay Canada Internet Kiosk, Irving Open 24-7 for Cardlock fuelling, 2211 County Road 28, www.myhusky.ca BayTruck Stop Cardlock. open 7am-12am mon-fri, 7am-5pm www.myhusky.ca (Hwy 401 Exit 464) 3060 Hwy 11 North, North Bay, ON Sat, closed Sunday, full service dorchester Port Hope, ON L1A 3W4 Regina Husky Travel Centre Tel: 705.474.8410 islands, drivers’ lounge, restaurant, Tel: 905.885.4600 Fax: 705.495.4076 showers & parking 1755 Prince of Wales Drive Open 24 hrs, lunch counter, Toll Free: 888.474.8410 convenience store,toilet, showers, kitchener KINGSTON Email: baytruckstop@bellnet.ca Regina, SK S4Z 1A5 truckers’ lounge & short-time Esso-Kingston Fifth Wheel Truck Stop Web: www.transportmall.com parking Tel: 306.789.3477 Hwy 401 Exit 611, Kingston, ON Open 24-7, full service islands, 3305 Dorchester Road, Tel: 613.384.8888 restaurant, convenience store, stoney creek (Exit 199, Hwy 401, East of London) www.myhusky.ca Fax: 613.634.3162 showers, parking & truck repairs Stop 50 Truck Stop Dorchester, ON N0L 1G0 P etro-Pass Kitchener Open 24-7 whin 2 km. saskatoon 1310 South Service Road, Tel: 519.268.7319 120 Conestoga College Blvd., Ultramar sudbury (Exit QEW at Fifty Road) Fax: 519.268.2967 Kitchener, ON N2P 2N6 Open 24 hrs, diesel fuel, Stoney Creek, ON L8E 5C5 Tel: 519.748.5550 convenience store, CAT scale, blue Tel: 905.643.1151 Fax: 519.748.9656 beacon truck wash, drug testing Fax: 905.643.8068 Drivers’ lounge & game room, centre, gasoline (self serve), ATM, Open 24-7, full service islands, Petro Canada-Petro Pass Sudbury Petro Pass convenience store, laundry 1993 Hwy 15, Exit 623 take-out food, open roads chapel, restaurant, convenience store, 3070 Regent Street, Sudbury, ON facilities, showers & CAT scale. Kingston, ON K7L 4V3 402-51st Street East, Sunoco & Irving Cardlock, full laundry facilities, ATM, showers & Tel: 705.522.8701 Tel & Fax: 613.542.7971 london service fuel islands, restaurant, parking Fax: 705.522.4280 Email: AkashIndia@hotmail.com Saskatoon, SK private showers, laundry facilities, Open Mon-Fri. 6am-11pm, Open 24/7, Fast-Food, Convenience drivers’ lounge, 150+ parking Tel: 306.934.6766 Sat. 8am-8pm & sun. 10am-9pm, Store, ATM, Overnight Parking. capacity, motel (smoking & drivers’ lounge & game room, OTTAWA Fax: 306.668.6110 Flying M Truck Stop non-smoking), arcade room, convenience store (hot food, pizza, 7340 Colonel Talbot Road, convenience store. chilli & soup), laundry facilities, Email: rainbow@sasktel.net London, ON showers & parking. drumbo windsor Drivers’ lounge, convenience store, Tel: 519.652.2728 timmins Trucker’s Haven Windsor Husky Travel Centre Fax: 519.652.6554 laundry facilities, ATM, showers, Hwy 401, Exit 250, Tecumseh, ON Ultramar Email: flyingmtruckstop.com (off Hwy 401 at Exit 14) 806607 Oxford Road, 3199 Hawthorne Road, scale & parking Open 24 hrs, 6 days, full service Tel: 519.737.6401 Drumbo, ON N0J 1G0 (Exit 110 off Hwy 417) islands, drivers’ lounge, restaurant, www.myhusky.ca Behind Ultramar Service Station Tel: 519.463.5088 Esso Truck Stop convenience store, ATM, internet Ottawa, ON K1G 3V8 Fax: 519.463.5628 woodstock 2154 Riverside Drive, services, showers, garage on Tel: 613.248.9319 Email: amdroit1990@hotmail.com Timmins, ON premises & parking Open 24 hrs, lunch counter, fort erie Tel: 705.268.3400 convenience store, toilet, London Fax: 705.267.7231 Truckers’ lounge, showers swift current bgagnon@krebenterprises.ca & short- ime parking Open 24-7, restaurant, convenience Ultramar Husky Travel Centre sPENCERVILLE store, ATM & showers. 535 Mill Street, Angelo’s Truck Stop 1510 South Service Road West, Ultramar Waubaushene (Hwy 401 Exit 230 on TA site) 2025 County Road 44, 1637 Pettit Road (Exit 5 off QEW) Woodstock, ON N4S 7V6 W aubaushene T ruck S top Spencerville, ON K0E 1X0 (Trans Canada Hwy 1 West) London Husky Travel Centre Fort Erie, ON L2A 5M4 Tel: 519.421.3144 21 Quarry Road, Box 419, Tel: 613.925.5158 Hwy 401 & 74 (Exit 195 off 401) Swift Current, SK S9H 3T1 Open 24 hrs, restaurant, Tel: 905.994.8293 Waubaushene, ON L0K 2L0 Fax: 613.925.5158 Belmont, ON convenience store, toilet, showers, Open 24 hrs, Restaurant, Toilet, Tel: 705.538.2900 Open 7 days, game room, Tel: 306.773.6444 Tel: 519.644.0200 truckers’ lounge & overnight Showers, Overnight Parking & Fax: 705.538.0452 restaurant, convenience store, parking www.myhusky.ca Email: bramji@sympatico.ca www.myhusky.ca Truckers’ Lounge showers, parking & CAT scale. 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Cross Border Services

C-TPAT Becomes Law in California, Spreading Across North America

By Dawn Truell

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alifornia State Legislature enacts C-TPAT – Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism - Supply Chain Security Law. This Law requires exporters, importers, retailers, manufacturers and transportation companies to inform the public about their efforts to combat contraband smuggling, human trafficking and weapons smuggling. For Californians, this law is man-

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datory and is one that is spreading across the U.S.A. and into Canada. C-TPAT has been a voluntary program since its inception immediately after the tragedy of 911 on September 11, 2001. Now that we have witnessed the U.S.A. forge ahead with making this program mandatory, there is no doubt in this writer’s mind that this mandatory participation will spread into Canada very quickly and will have an influence on our PIP – Partners In Protection program. In addition, the Authorized Economic Operator (AEO), the international equivalent of PIP and CTPAT, is also now part of both these heightened security programs. Once you join the C-TPAT program and PIP, AEO will be added to your specific pro-

grams under the direction of Dawn Truell at Cross Border Services. On the bright side, we can conclude that our countries are making a giant step towards securing North America and the World. I suggest that for com-

panies currently not part of these programs to please contact me and become acquainted with the true facts surrounding the details, security measures, and other requirements in order to comply. C-TPAT, PIP and AEO are heightened security

measures for the protection of our citizens, companies and countries. Supply Chain Security focuses on the protection of goods, systems, data, tracking, monitoring, internal procedures, employees, property and more - all operational

functions of your company and of the entire supply chain. Please contact Dawn Truell for further details and explanations on this t o p i c a t : w w w. c r o s s borderservices.org, crossborderservices@cogeco. net 905.973.9136.

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Cross Border Services Agency

eManifest Begins November 1st

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ttawa, Ontario October 12, 2011 - The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) today announced that the eManifest implementation timeline for highway carriers will begin on November 1, 2011. This means on November 1, 2012, highway carriers that do not comply with the requirement

to electronically transmit cargo and conveyance data ahead of arrival at the border will be denied entry and will face zero-rated (non-monetary) penalties. Subsequently, on May 1, 2013, highway carriers that do not comply with the requirements will be denied entry to Canada and face monetary penalties.

“When fully implemented, eManifest will be a virtually paperless process that starts before shipments even reach the border and will improve two-way communications between trade and the CBSA,” said Cathy Munroe, Vice-President, Programs Branch. CBSA also recently made electronic data transmis-

sion requirements easier to achieve with the launch of its internet-based eManifest Portal. The eManifest Portal allows businesses to electronically submit their cargo and conveyance data to the CBSA via its Web site. For more information on eManifest requirements, visit the CBSA Web site at www.cbsa.gc.ca.

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Halton Industry Education Council

Searching for the Right Truck & Coach Apprentice

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t can be a challenge today for employers to address substantial growth and maintain Ministry of Transportation truck safety standards at the same time. Finding the right employees to tackle this challenge is not always easy. Hiring Truck and Coach Technician apprentices becomes an investment in the future for trucking companies. A free on-line job matching service such as the website www.apprenticesearch.com is a great tool and resource for these companies to assist in that investment. The website connects employers with apprentices. Funded by Employment Ontario, www.apprenticesearch.com, is committed to providing a high quality service to both applicants seeking apprenticeship training and employers seeking to hire quality applicants. apprenticesearch.com provides a job matching database service, as well as individual trade profiles, links and information. In addition, there is a large, easy-to-access virtual library of up-to-date information concerning a wide variety of skilled trades, including Truck and Coach Technician, Truck Trailer Service Technician, Tire,

Wheel and Rim Mechanic, and Truck Trailer Commercial Driver. The site is easy to use and navigate! Trucking employers who are interested in recruiting apprentices can register online at www.apprenticesearch. com, post a vacancy (or vacancies), and initiate a live search online for suitable candidates. Nonapprenticeable vacancies can also be posted in a section of the website called “Other Jobs.” Local administrators in each Ontario geographic area are available to assist all website users! A shortage of skilled workers can present serious problems for employers; logging on to www. apprenticesearch.com can provide a quick solution. Hiring an apprentice is also an investment in our collective future. Other benefits of hiring apprentices are the many financial incentives, subsidies and tax credits available for both the employer and apprentice at the following link: www.apprenticesearch.com/userfiles/ file/PDFs/ApprenticeResources/Apprenticeship_ incentives_and_subsidies_ sept_2010(2).pdf Peter Bryant, President of Bryant Trailer Services Inc. (BTSI), a Brampton

employer, hired 30 apprentices in the last 15 years, many of whom have continued to progress and advance within the company. After posting a vacancy for a Truck and Coach Technician apprentice, he was pleased to hear from a number of potential applicants. He interviewed and hired two apprentices and with these results, Peter would definitely use the website services again. Mike, who was hired as an apprentice through the website, is a former truck driver who knows a lot about trucks and wanted to get into the mechanical aspect of the trucking industry. He noticed our website on a bus bench ad and found it to be a “great site with good information on the trades and making connections with employers.” Mike has been mechanically inclined all of his life, likes to be productive and safety conscious and is committed to the safety and compliance of the job, fully realizing that the work he performs has an impact on lives. Let us help you search for an apprentice at www. apprenticesearch.com.

Call today to speak with one of our administration staff or log on for further

information or assistance! For more information call 905.634.2575 Ext. 20,

toll free 877.905.2748 or e-mail: admin@apprenticesearch.com.

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Employment

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Driver’s Seat By: Carl McBride

Tire Tech

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ur question this month: “What is the future for tires in the trucking industry? Are the super singles going to take over or will we remain with the tires we have?” This time I decided to speak with some mechanics who are the unsung heroes of our industry and do their best to keep our drivers safe on the road. The night crew at Belleville International Truck at 77 Bellevue Drive in Belleville, Ontario were very interesting to talk to and quickly gave me some great pointers on tires.

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Dave Dingwall: “Regarding the super singles, many drivers tell me they are excellent tires but handle poorly in bad weather. In the shop they are easier to both mount and remove. The one question that is still being asked is , what happens when you have a blowout?”

Sean McKay: “As much as these tires are easy to work with, I am very cautious around such large rims. Newer and better mounting equipment needs to be developed to assist the tire busters in their job. Safety air gauges need to be installed on all tires to help keep loads level in case a tire blows.”

Julian Phillips: “What happens when a super single blows is my main concern. Incorrect inflation of a tire can cause a blowout in the shop just as easily as on the road. So far no super singles have blown in the shop. Time and time alone will answer that question.”

Chris Cousins is the main counter man on the evening shift at BIT. “I don’t get to see many of the different tires on our customers’ trucks, but I am curious to learn more about super singles. I wish the tire manufacturers would provide more information to counter people like myself about the good and bad points of truck tires. The more we know, especially from a safety point of view about tires, the better we can help our customers. What exactly are safety air gauges and how do they work?”

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Transpro Freight Systems

Transpro Recognized as First in Service & Safety

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ranspro has recently received T h e S h i p p e r ’s Choice Award for service excellence and the Platinum Plus safety award from Markel Insurance. The company ranked first overall in both truckload and LTL service as voted by Canadian shippers and was in the top 5% of safe operators, compared to 1000 Canadian carriers in the Markel study. Frank Prosia, President, Transpro Freight Systems (Transpro) comments, “It’s hard to express how great it feels to be recognized by the industry in this fashion. Our company has worked hard to get here. To be appreciated for what we’ve accomplished in the areas of service that matter most to our customers is phenomenal. Add to that our ability to achieve these high standards without compromising the safety of our operation 36    November 2011

and it’s a big win that we are extremely proud of.” Silvy Wright, President and CEO, Markel Insurance Company of Canada states, “It is our distinct pleasure to recognize Transpro’s commitment to safety and continuous improvement, particularly the commitment it has demonstrated to road safety and the uninterrupted flow of goods in Canada.” Transpro Freight Systems provides reliable, cost effective solutions for their customers’ Transborder LTL and Truckload requirements. They handle both dry goods and perishable products. They also offer warehousing and distribution programs, and complement these asset-based services with a full range of third party logistics services. The company has all the processes and security programs in place

to offer seamless service across North America. The latest technology is

in place to provide real time shipment visibility for their customers and

the company is both ISO and Smartway certified. To find out more about their

services visit their website at www.transprofreight. com.

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Employment

The Complacency Coach

Lowering Tire Costs with Common Sense

By Bruce Outridge

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hat is the trouble with tires? Their cost is one of the biggest concerns for the Owner Operator and trucking companies to get a handle on, but one of the most important pieces of operating profitably. The truth is that most Owner Operators don’t put aside money for tires because they are not a daily operating expense. This is especially true for the new Owner Operator who may have just bought a used truck and is struggling to get miles down the road to generate income.

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If the driver hasn’t set his business up properly to account for tire replacement he will face challenges down the road. This is even more important in the beginning stages when an operator takes over a truck and should maintain an overall checklist that includes items that will need attention in the upcoming months. Tires are like anything else, an investment in which you get what you pay for. Buy old tires and you will have a low return on investment. Buy newer tires and the return on investment grows, if managed correctly. However, with so many manufacturers on the market, how do you know which is the best tire that gives you the best return on investment? Start with your trusted mechanic. Take him or her for a coffee and ask questions about tire wear, casings, and used tire buy

backs. Become aware of potential tire problems. Find out how tires are traded and at what tread depth is the best time to trade in order to reap the most amount of money from your tire program. Once you have acquired firsthand knowledge on what to look for and what is important, the next step is to make sure you have the money set aside for a tire program. This is where most Owner Operators miss the mark. This should be a part of an overall maintenance fund calculated on a permile basis. The important part is to start this program even before tires are needed since the expense will inevitably grow. By having this money set aside, operators can capitalize on deals that arise or secure promotional advantages from preferred suppliers that offer optimum pricing advantages.

Don’t forget to check out the supplier associated with your carrier by buying within their plan to capitalize on great savings for your equipment. If you operate in areas such as construction sites where the potential for tire problems are more common, then a more aggressive tire program may be the answer to make sure you are operating in a safe manner. If you pay attention to your tires you will see that they are fairly predictable. Whenever I had dedicated equipment I was able to go years without tire problems, where many of my counterparts

had tire recaps coming off on a regular basis. The most important factors for an effective tire program is to know how to gauge tire wear, the costs associated with returning casings and used tires, and to be putting money aside for repair and replacement as required. Bruce Outridge is a business and leadership consultant for the transportation industry. He helps Owner Operators set up and run successful operations through proper business management. For more information please visit his website at www.outridge. ca.

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