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Robust Air Conditioning Market Features Multiple Products & Options

By Marek Krasuski


usiness is brisk for suppliers of air conditioning systems in North America. Despite our generally temperate climate the demand for comfort in truck cabs and sleepers, and in off-road forestry, mining and construction equipment continues to rise, and more manufacturers are responding to the need. Those in the know report a recent spike in suppliers from off shore companies armed with aggressive pricing structures. “We can’t build systems at the same prices that some offshore competitors are selling them for,” says Hank Stuyt, Operations Coordinator for Hammond Air Conditioning Ltd. Whether these upstarts can compete with the better known companies, the traditional standard bearers of quality products, is another question, though their history in the heating market bears reviewing. The race to acquire a larger market share from long-established manufacturers by offering cut throat prices came to an end because of alleged inferior product quality and the difficulty of securing the trust of North American distributors. Whether history repeats itself in the air conditioning market remains to be seen. Air conditioners are powered either by auxiliary power units (APU) or batteries. APUs have been around longer – about 10 years – and they have captured a loyal following, especially among seasoned drivers comfortable

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with product reliability. Drivers depend on their continuous power supply over long periods, a distinct advantage over battery operated units which have a general run time of 10 hours. But loyalties are shifting. “We have fleets coming to us instead of suppliers of traditional APU’s,” says Hammond’s Hank Stuyt. Hammond is home to the Arctic BREEZE Truck AC, a battery powered, emissions free, no idling unit which operates with a recommended number of six batteries, though four is often sufficient for average use. Hammond says the Arctic Breeze system can pay for itself in fuel savings alone with virtually no downtime for servicing. Stuyt also claims the product is “one of the lowest, if not the lowest, amperage drawing system out there.” There are many reasons for changing over to battery operated systems. The purchase cost of APUs can run several thousand dollars above their electrically-powered counterparts. Maintenance costs are frequent and pricey, and the units are also noisy. Stories abound from drivers in truck stops who, in the middle of the night have to get up and ask the trucker beside them to turn off their APUs because of disruption to their sleep. APUs also run on fuel – about a litre an hour – a significant cost overrun that can be offset by battery operated alternatives. In the wake of anti-idling legislation, California, the standard bearer of environmental controls in North America, will require the installation of diesel particulate filters on APUs. But it may be too soon to consider APUs as having fallen into disfavour. They

have their place, especially on long runs in remote areas. They may be further redeemed by the advent of new waste recovery systems under development by both major manufacturers and industrious smaller companies alike. One Canadian company making inroads in this technology is the Bolton, Ontario based Enermotion. The company is on the cusp of introducing an APU powered solely by harnessing wasted energy lost through the tailpipe. If successful, it will generate enough energy to provide heating, cooling and load power for up to 10 hours without burning any fuel, thereby addressing criticisms about APU fuel consumption. The development has been impressive enough to attract the support of some transport companies and public agencies committed to sustainable technologies. Reputable air conditioning systems share common characteristics. “A good system is one that lasts, works well, and minimizes power usage,” says Hank Stuyt. Gary Wilson of Wilson Instruments, a distributor for Webasto Auxiliary Heaters and the Italian made Sleeping Well series of air conditioners, supports Hank’s assessment. “Air Conditioners should be as efficient as possible with no fuel burn,” he says. Wilson attributes the Sleeping Well units’ efficiency to unique product design. This component system includes an evaporator which is mounted high in the cab. Its function is to extract heat and humidity so as to allow cold air to fall. This, he says, is contrasted with APUs which use pressure to force out the hot air. Compared to competitor systems, the Sleeping Well series evap-

orator is key to the units’ efficient operation and accounts for the compact size. “We are able to use a smaller BTU unit because our evaporator is up high in the vehicle where it works most efficiently. Our systems work in the heat where they are most needed.” Among the best claims of high efficiency units is the Bergstrom NITE system provided by Espar Heating. This latest version of the No-Idle Thermal Environment, known as NITE Plus, boasts a 30 percent higher cooling capacity that is generated with less battery power, promising a longer running cycle and cooler environment. It features new heat exchangers and redesigned airflow, making for efficient cooling with a capacity of 4,680 BTU/hour. The company says users can maximize savings up to $12,000 per year on unnecessary idling costs. The Kitchener – based Impco Technologies offers clean air cooling with its ClearSky battery- powered air conditioning technology. The no-idling air conditioning technology is approved by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) and is EPA com-

pliant. Powered by four dedicated batteries, this user - friendly product enables drivers to select the desired temperature using a digital thermostat. It provides up to eight hours of cooling capacity and offers both shore power and hotel power options. Another supplier, the Concord, Ontario - based Cool Moves, offers a selection of battery-powe r e d a i r c o n d i t io n i n g products for long haul applications. “They are designed to run electrically, either off batteries or by utilizing a power supply which can plug into the grid and convert 110 AC power to 12v or 24v DC power. There are several models delivering various amounts of cooling power. All systems eliminate the need for the engine of the vehicle to be running. Cool Moves also offers a split system air conditioning kit that uses a low consumption compressor. The Split Line system allows the user to adapt the temperature in the cab for traveling or sleeping as required. It is a versatile kit that can be adapted to the specific needs of the user and space available in the cab,” states the company website.

Thus far, anti - idling legislation has been a patchwork of regulations enforced to varying degrees by municipalities and regions across the continent. The Obama Administration’s commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 17 percent by the year 2020 may prompt consistent enforcement – a good thing, says Hammond’s Hank Stuyt. “Industry has already taken the lead with some major retailers preventing idling of trucks at loading docks, and municipalities are now issuing real fines.” The sustained push toward green initiatives is prompting investment in shore power infrastructure as well. More plug-in outlets across the land reduce the need for enginedriven charging units. Industry watchers also claim that natural gas, which the US has in abundant supply, is an alternative energy source, but requires strong financial resources for infrastructure development. Indeed, these and other energy sources, free of carbon emissions and fuel burn, are setting the parameters by which product development will unfold.


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Sleeping Well Arctic Plus By Brian Lawrence


ndel B has introduced a second generation “Sleeping Well ARCTIC PLUS”12vdc No-idle Air-conditioning system. The first generation SW (Sleeping Well) Arctic 2000 with 6,150 BTU of cooling power was a hybrid powered system with integrated 12vdc to 24vdc converters supplying power to the 24vdc compressors and compressor controls. The new SW (Sleeping Well) Arctic Plus is still a three component system, but it is a full 12vdc system with the same 6,150 BTU output. The result of having a true 12vdc system has allowed Indel B’s air-conditioning engineers to make more than 30 system improvements resulting in better overall system performance and reliability. The first generation SW Arctic 2000 had two 12/24vdc

converters, a number of relays and a second condenser cooling fan that are not present in the “New” SW Arctic Plus system design. The result is a dramatic 30% reduction in power (amperage) consumption, down to 55 amps / hour at maximum 6,150 BTU output. This has important advantages for our customers in improving system runtime for extended driver comfort while resting, improved system reliability and extended auxiliary battery pack life. The over-all size of the SW Arctic Plus system’s three components have been reduced. It still has the same high performance “Sleeper Cooling Unit“ (evaporator)

that is ultra-quiet, compact for easy sleeper installation, but it now has a six speed fan that offers the driver more comfort choices. The “Compressor Box” has been slightly reduced in size and redesigned to better fit into the sleeper under bed compartment in most trucks. The exterior “Condenser Unit” still has a standard s t a i n less steel mount-

ing bracket, but is 10% smaller and has also been redesigned to fit more easily on the rear external sleeper wall. A “New Drivers Display” with On-board Diagnostic can assist the driver in the case of a system failure to ensure easier and faster service if required. In most cases, the most common driver notification “E1” would let the driver know that he needs to recharge the systems auxiliary battery pack. An important feature of the “New Driver Display” is the driver

“Option Button”. This feature allows the driver to lock the SW Arctic Plus unit at a reduced speed (output) allowing for extended system runtime for those unexpected longer stop-overs. For driver convenience and ease of operation the SW Arctic Plus includes a “Driver Remote Control”. One important feature of the Sleeping Well Arctic Plus system that makes us different than most of our competitors is the high sleeper placement of our efficient and powerful “Sleeper Cooling Unit” (evaporator). Our Sleeper Cooling U n i t ’s r e t u r n air is located at the rear of the unit. What this means to our customers is that our SW Arctic Plus system is ex-

changing, converting the sleeper hot air into cold air, thus removing the hot sleeper air altogether, making a more comfortable environment within the sleeper. Most of our competitor’s return-air is taken in under the sleeper bed returning the cooler air off the floor to their cooling unit and forcing cold air up into the sleeper to cool the driver. Not so efficient! Our “New Sleeping Well Arctic Plus” is now being operated by our customers at stop-overs in Texas and Florida giving their drivers ten (10) hours of cool comfortable stopover time. For further information please contact Brian Lawrence, Indel B North American Representative at brian.indelb@zing-net. ca or to reach a dealer in your area visit www.


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Ontario Truck Driving Championship (OTDC)

2012 OTDC Reaches New Milestone By Marek Krasuski


he Ontario Truck Driving Championship (OTDC) is gearing up for its annual competition scheduled to take place July 13 to 15 at the Hershey Center in Mississauga. Celebrating 66 years of driving excellence. It began in 1947. The OTDC has been a forum for enhancing public awareness of the profession’s importance, promoting safety, and providing the opportunity for drivers to display their skills. The OTDC traditionally provides five competitive classes for qualifying drivers to demonstrate their abilities. These include competitions in the following categories: Straight Truck, SingleSingle, Single-Tandem, Tandem-Tandem, and Train. OTDC past president and current sponsorship officer, Penny Rabishaw, credits the organization for

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its forward-thinking views. “We are a progressive organization. We like to try new things, and this year will be no exception to our rule of introducing innovation,” she remarked. This year, the OTDC, is the first provincial organization of its kind to establish a new category intended to reinforce the importance of safety and to engage more members of the trucking community. The introduction of the Graduating Class segment, says Penny Rabishaw, is “to provide an opportunity for newly licensed drivers to get involved in the competition and promote professionalism.” Unlike the traditional five categories, applicants for this new competition need not be employed, nor do they require the same qualifications as competitors in the traditional classes. T h e O T D C ’s c u r r e n t president, Tom Mead,

shares Penny’s enthusiasm for the anticipated benefits the new class will provide; not only for new drivers,

to the many aspects of the industry. It gives them the chance to demonstrate the skills they learned and

but particularly for employers scouting for skilled new recruits and for truck training schools looking to showcase their recent graduates. “This addition of the Graduating Class will introduce new drivers

opens the possibility of meeting carrier reps looking for new hires. Trucking Schools will benefit equally from the exposure,” he said. Both Rabishaw and Mead hope that the anticipat-

ed success of the new driver competition will be adopted by their provincial counterparts. Notes Tom Mead, “Carriers, schools, and drivers all stand to benefit from the Graduating Class competition. It will be wonderful if all provinces across Canada adopt a similar program.” Mead also believes the quicker drivers are immersed in the industry, the quicker they will learn and retain all the information required to become an industry professional. Drivers who have recently graduated from a truck training program with a Class A license are eligible to apply for the competition in the Tandem-Tandem class. Applicants can contact the OTDC for details and eligibility requirements. The organization encourages early registration due to space limitations. If previous years are in-

dicative of public interest, the OTDC expects widespread participation from hundreds of enthusiasts, both at the Skills Competition and the evening Awards Banquet. It collaborates with the MTO which acknowledges winners from its own National Safety Code Inspector Challenge competition alongside OTDC winners from each of the five categories. The five winners from the Ontario team will compete at the national competition later this year. The provincial championships will be held from July 13 to July 15, 2012. The Skills Competition takes place on July 14 at the Hershey Center, 5500 Rose Cherry Place, in Mississauga with the Evening Awards Banquet to follow at Stage West Hotel, also in Mississauga. To learn more contact the OTDC at, or call 905.212.7936.


Legal Matters

Road Check Time, Check Your Vehicle Carefully

By Mark Reynolds


es, it’s that time of year again. “Road Check,” the annual North America wide survey of Commercial Vehicles. This will run from June 5th through June 7th. Road check is a “random” inspection of commercial vehicles. The reason it is meant to be random is so that the authorities can get some idea of how compliant the trucking industry is from one year to the next. Officers will be operating Inspection Stations 24 hrs a day where possible and staffing will be at its peak during these three days in order to ensure that the maximum number of vehicles and drivers are inspected. Officers are instructed to conduct random inspections. This means that officers are not looking specifically for vehicles that show signs of possible problems, but are to select vehicles based on “the next vehicle coming down the ramp” so that a true picture of the industry is shown through the statistics gathered. Once selected, a driver and his/her vehicle will receive a full mechanical and document inspection.

At the end of these three days the statistics gathered, such as out-of-service defects and logbook infractions, will be tallied to see if overall compliance across the continent, as well as separate jurisdictions, has improved or declined. Having said that inspections will be random, we all know that most officers who see a truck approaching in a condition indicating it may not have been properly maintained will be tempted to flag the vehicle. There are ways to avoid being selected for inspection on a non random basis. Officers use different methods of determining which vehicles may be defective based upon their individual experience, but some are obvious to most of us. Visible damage to a vehicle is an indicator that the rig is not being maintained, even if the damage does not impact the safe operation of the vehicle. Although lights can blow at any time, it is often the fact that a burnt light will attract the attention of an officer. When a number of lights are out, regardless of how insignificant they may seem, officers will pay attention to that vehicle. Tires are another indicator that a vehicle may have problems. If one tire has tread that is approaching the minimum depth, many officers will turn their attention elsewhere, but if a number

of tires are in borderline condition, you may receive more attention than you are comfortable with. Cracked or broken glass is another indicator. Any one of these defects may not be enough for an officer to select your vehicle outside of the “random” process, but in most cases it will cause the officer to instinctively look for other problems. If your vehicle has minor defects that are obvious, the officer at the scale head will likely signal your vehicle to stop to allow the officer an opportunity for a closer look before allowing you to proceed. If the officers direct your vehicle to stop and your brakes look as though they may be out of adjustment, don’t be too surprised if you end up as an out-of-service statistic for Road Check. Check your vehicle carefully over the next few days. Be alert to problems that may attract undue attention. Given the random selection of vehicles, you may be selected for an inspection regardless of your efforts, but it’s up to you whether you end up with a sticker indicat-

ing that you passed the inspection, or are sidelined and removed from the road.

Mark Reynolds is a former truck driver, MTO enforcement officer, provincial trainer and enforce-

ment coordinator, and can be reached at (416) 2216888 or MarkReynolds@


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Aeroserve Technologies Ltd.

Covering Your Rear End By Kent Smerdon BSc.


t has been well over a decade since the U.S Department of Energy (DOE) commenced its multi year study to reduce heavy truck (Class 8) fossil fuel consumption through the reduction of vehicle aerodynamic drag coefficients. According to the Argonne National Laboratory, the US Class 8 trucking industry alone (at the time) consumed 18 billion gallons of diesel annually. That equates to about 72 billion litres, or approximately 94 times the amount of oil that spilled in the Gulf of Mexico. Although tractor manufacturers continue to reduce forebody aerodynamic drag by streamlining their products, relatively little attention is being paid to the rear ends of the loads the trailers.

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Products exist (mostly aftermarket) that address Base Pressure Drag, the suction at the rear doors of trailers that takes extra fuel and dollars to pull along the highway. These devices can be heavy, bulky and expensive, but the most problematic feature is that they can interfere with loading operations and are therefore dismissed as viable contenders. This dismissal can be costly. These two drag locations (fore and aft) are not mutually exclusive. That is to say, the paying of much attention in one area will somehow make up for inattention in the other. In fact, they are very closely related. To understand the relationship between forebody aerodynamic improvements and the trailer

rear, let’s examine this statement from a 1999 NASA report regarding forebody drag at the front of the tractor and afterbody drag at the rear of the trailer. ”Because base drag increases as forebody drag is reduced and these components of drag are additive, afterbody refinement (base drag reduction) will be required in order to achieve an overall drag coefficient of 0.25” ( page 30 item 5: /DTRS/1999/pdf/H-2283 .pdf). What does this statement mean? Onset flow velocity (the airspeed at any defined point of interest) arriving at the base region (the rear of the trailer) increases if the forebody is better streamlined. Therefore, there will be an increase in actual suction on the base because that suction is a

function of the airspeed that actually reaches the base. In other words, if the mean velocity at the trailing edges of the trailer is increased due to forebody streamlining, the base flow mechanisms “think” the entire vehicle must be traveling faster. An example: A typical tractor trailer traveling at 100kmph. Let’s assume the mean velocity airflow arriving at the trailer rear has been slowed to 75kmph due to upstream flow separation, obstructions (mirrors etc.) and skin friction forces. This yields a baseline amount of base pressure drag on the trailer doors. Now, let’s streamline the tractor sufficiently so that the onset flow velocity at the trailer rear is increased to 85kmph. This higher onset flow velocity will create higher suction on the trailer doors even

though the tractor has not increased its speed. To further illustrate, let’s look at an absurd example of massive forebody drag. Let’s mount a huge plexiglass plate that extends 5 metres out each side and 5 metres above the tractor! Such a configuration would make any trailer aerodynamic refinements irrelevant. Trailer base drag would be greatly “reduced” simply because the trailer would be traveling along almost entirely within the monstrous wake of the tractor. This extreme example should help clarify why a less streamlined body reduces base pressure drag, whereas a better streamlined forebody actually increases it. However, because the drag at these two locations is cumulative, it becomes evident that as tractor manufacturers make

continued streamlining progress, an ever increasing share of total drag will be at the rear end. Another consideration: Aerodynamic drag forces increase as the square of the velocity, a law which applies everywhere, including the back of the trailer. If the onset flow velocity at the trailer doors is doubled, the drag forces are quadrupled. In summary, improved tractor streamlining causes an increase in base pressure drag at the trailer rear, which partially offsets any aerodynamic gains up front. Put another way, the more attention that is paid to streamlining the front end, the more important it becomes to pay aerodynamic attention to the rear end. For more information, contact Aeroserve Technologies Ltd. at www.


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The Safety Tip Adviser

Air Conditioning Is Great But There Are Hazards

By Alvis Violo


ith the summer months approaching, we need to remind ourselves of the hazards of air conditioning. Most of us could not live without air conditioning. In hot, humid climates, it is more than a modern comfort. Air conditioning is an essential element in getting through hot, sweltering, sticky days. But, like most modern conveniences, air conditioning has its down-sides. Are they sufficient to make you think twice about having an air conditioner in your home, office or vehicle? Many re-

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searchers believe they are. Let’s find out why. A building’s air-conditioning system can be described as the lungs of the building. The airconditioning system draws in outside air, filters it, heats, cools or humidifies it, circulates it around the building, then expels a portion of it to the outside environment. The quality of the air many people breathe at work or at home is totally dependent on the operation of the building’s airconditioning system. Substandard air-conditioning will lead to poor indoor air quality, which leads to irritable and potentially very sick people. The cost of poor air-conditioning at work is enormous. Studies show that increased sick leave and lower productivity related to poor air-conditioning costs many millions of dollars each year. The human

costs of poor air-conditioning include viral illness, respiratory problems, and deadly Legionnaires Disease (or Legionella). What are the health effects of poor Air Conditioning systems? Often the cause of respiratory and nasal symptoms is not properly diagnosed; therefore the work related nature is not recognised. There are three major categories of health problems: Lungs and respiratory tract problems (runny nose, blocked nose, coughing, sore throat, sneezing), virus and bacteria reactions (fever, chills, headaches, muscular ache, nausea and vomiting. Diseases include influenza, bronchitis and Legionnaire’s Disease, and allergic reactions (itchy nose, watering eyes, shortness of breath, wheezing and coughs. Illnesses include sinusitis, asthma and hu-

midifier fever.) It has also been proven that the body undergoes a certain amount of stress when it is forced to go from a boiling hot environment into an air conditioned one. Going from an outside temperature of over 100 degrees Fahrenheit to an inside temperature of less than 78 degrees is, for example, bound to play havoc with one’s health. Who is at risk? Large numbers of people are at risk are people who spend a great deal of time in their homes such as the elderly; workers in airconditioned buildings, including office staff, cleaning staff and security staff; staff in air-conditioned venues such as hotels, museums, aquariums, gaming venues; building maintenance workers (such as mechanics, electricians, etc); air-conditioning company workers; people who are in their air conditioned

vehicles for long periods of time such as truck drivers. Air conditioners in cars or trucks also have their problems. Micro-organisms have been found within air conditioning units that may cause breathing problems. Researchers at Louisiana State Medical Center identified eight different types of mould living inside 22 of 25 cars tested. Vehicle air conditioning units can also circulate air-borne diseases, most famously Legionnaire’s Disease. If the unit has cheap filters or is not properly maintained, it will simply re-circulate pollutants. Of course, there are also positives to air conditioning. It creates a pleasant atmosphere inside, regardless of what is going on outside. It may eliminate heat rash and help hay fever sufferers by removing pollens from the air. The removal of dirty and dry air is also accomplished by air

conditioning. The decision to use air conditioning is, of course, yours. Having weighed the pros and cons, you may decide that the best option is to use it, but do so sparingly, not going below 78 degrees, and not becoming reliant on it. Then, hopefully, we can all enjoy the benefits of air conditioning and avoid the detriments at the same time. Drive safe, think positive and be prosperous. Alvis Violo is the C.E.O. of Emergency Road Services Corporation., a coast to coast 24 hour bilingual roadside assistance company dedicated to the trucking industry in Canada and the U.S. For more information, visit www. emergencyroadservices. com or call 877.377.2262. Please send your questions, feedback or comments about this column to


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XE13 Named Top Industry Innovation in 2011


allots have been cast and the verdict is in. Volvo Trucks’ XE13 powertrain package was the North American trucking industry’s most significant technical innovation of 2011. The Truck Writers of North America (TWNA) presented Volvo Trucks with the 21st annual TWNA Technical Achievement Award on February 22, 2012 during an award ceremony at the Technology Maintenance Council’s spring meeting in Tampa, Florida. “It’s an incredible honor to be recognized by the Truck Writers of North America,” said Ron Huibe r s , p r e s i d e n t , Vo l v o Trucks North American sales & marketing. “We truly appreciate their thorough evaluations of our XE13 package, a proprietary solution that provides just a glimpse at the future potential of Volvo Trucks’ integrated powertrain.” First introduced in September 2011, Volvo Trucks’ XE13 powertrain package boosts fuel efficiency by about three percent by lowering engine rpm at a given vehicle speed, a concept Volvo calls “downspeeding.”

“The benefits of “downspeeding” an engine are intuitive – lower engine rpm results in less fuel consumed – but virtually impossible to achieve without a perfectly harmonized powertrain.” said Ed Saxman, Volvo Trucks product manager – powertrain. “The intelligence of the Volvo I-Shift and proprietary software used in the XE13 package has created an incredible paradigm shift, so we now see the transmission controlling the engine.” Available on Volvo VN series tractors, the XE13 powertrain package includes the following components: Volvo D13 engine with 425 or 455 horsepower rating and 1750 lb-ft of torque Volvo I-Shift overdrive transmission with a 0.78:1 ratio Axle ratios of 2.64 to 2.69 Proprietary software that facilitates seamless communication between Volvo’s integrated powertrain components. “Volvo’s XE13 powertrain package brings the concept of running slow to a new level,” said James Menzies, TWNA Technical Achievement Award committee chair. “Several

members of the committee have had the chance to drive a Volvo VN equipped with the new powertrain package and we were all very impressed with how it performed on the road.” The XE13 package consistently operates in the engine’s “sweet spot” –

1050 rpm to 1500 rpm – with customer data indicating up to 70 percent of operation in the most efficient range of 1100 rpm to 1200 rpm. Operating in this range yields about a 1.5 percent fuel efficiency improvement for every 100 rpm of “downspeed-

ing,” so that the XE13 package provides about a three percent fuel efficiency gain. TWNA award committee member John Baxter said the XE13 concept “represents a sea-change in thinking as far as how the drivetrain is to be put

together and could also drive a serious shift to automated transmissions in the future. It will certainly help to squeeze more energy out of each gallon of fuel.” For more information contact www.volvotrucks. com.


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Making Your Miles Count

The Best Way to Pay Taxes, or NOT Pay Taxes

By Robert Scheper


’ve been in the accounting industry for over thirty years (I started at age four) and have more than twenty of those exclusively in trucking. During that time I’ve seen many people try to not pay any taxes. The key word is “try.” There are two ways to not pay any taxes - the legal way and the illegal way. I have never personally seen any citizen who chooses the illegal way to build retirement wealth, even if they are never audited and CRA accepts their returns as filed. Corner cutters eventually end up on someone else’s corner and they themselves get cut. Their losses usually outnumber their unpaid taxes by multiples. Those people hardly come out of the twilight zone long enough to maintain a logical conversation. I won’t dignify their approach with a reply. The legal way to guarantee not paying taxes is not making money (specifically taxable income). Mathematically speaking, those operators who comprise the bottom 0-40% of earners have the highest probability of snubbing CRA. However, if you are in the top 60-100% of operators in Canada you almost certainly will pay. There are several exceptions to this rule such as: purchasing high amounts of RRSP’s, contributing high amounts to charity, or having a high amount of personal exemptions (children, disabilities etc.), all of which have distinct disadvantages. RRSP’s just defer taxes till retirement, charity requires giving away something of value, and high levels of personal exemptions

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have extenuating circumstances (responsibility/ inconvenience/hardship). Too often people defer to their accountant to find a silver bullet, a magic exemption that solves all their tax demands no matter how much money they make. Quite frankly this is usually not legally possible. However, operators who earn in the lowmiddle range of between 0-60% and utilize the perdiem system (non-taxable benefits) can greatly reduce, or in some cases, almost eliminate their taxes. For instance, driving super single or even team (husband/wife) can dramatically drop/eliminate taxable income. The

key, however, is the proper and legal application of the per-diem system and living with the changes needed to navigate its seven disadvantages. Let’s look at some stats. The average Canadian truck driver has taxable income of $50-55,000 per year and pays taxes between $1218,000 (CPP included). T h e average operator only saves $10,095 (2011) using the perdiem system. It’s nothing to be ashamed of but

it still requires a $1,905.00 check to be issued. Using national averages, it will never be a silver bullet. However, if you can handle the disadvantages it’s a perfectly honorable option for tax savings. If you meet another operator who you know who, say, earns in the top 60% range, does not use the per-

diem system, does not buy RRSP’s, and yet does not pay taxes … throw up a red flag in your mind. Back away slowly so as not to attract attention and protect yourself from their inevitable shrapnel. There is no accountant smart enough to eliminate the average trucker’s obligation. If they insist they never pay, either the operator is lying to you or lying to Revenue Canada (through their bookkeeper). Watch what they say, and find out what they actually mean by not paying taxes.

Some operators use their GST returns to pay their income taxes and then say “they never pay taxes”. Just remember, not EVER paying ANY taxes is usually a sign of either poverty or deception. 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 and or at 877.987.9787. You can e-mail him at robert@


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Historic 250,000th Kenworth T800

Event Hosted by Kenworth Assembly Plant in Renton, Washington


irkland, Wash. – Kenworth Truck Company celebrated the production and delivery of its historic 250,000th Kenworth T800 truck during a special ceremony at the Kenworth assembly plant in Renton, Wash. T h e l a n d m a r k Ke n worth T800 was received by Trican Well Service Ltd., which is one of North America’s largest providers of oil and gas pumping services and whose headquarters is located in Calgary, Alb. Trican has operations in Canada, the United States, Russia, Kazakhstan, Australia and North Africa. “The Kenworth T800 is a versatile, hard-working truck that customers can count upon in a diversity of demanding vocational and on-highway applications,” said Gary Moore, Kenworth general manager and PACCAR vice president. “Kenworth celebrated the T800’s 25th anniversary last year, and now we celebrate another significant milestone – the 250,000th T800. We thank Trican for being a strong T800 supporter and a loyal Kenworth customer.” Tr i c a n ’s D o n L u f t , president and chief operating officer; and Ben Mikulski, corporate manager of equipment standards

and R&M services, were presented with the keys to the new Kenworth T800 by Gary Moore. Trican purchased the new T800 from GreatWest Kenworth in Calgary and expects to use the vehicle to transport a massive coil unit in excess of 200,000 lbs. in the oilfields of North America. The Kenworth T800 has become Trican’s truck of choice for its versatility, reliability and high maneuverability. “The Kenworth T800 has been a very high-performing, productive truck for Trican since we began purchasing T800s about 15 years ago,” Luft said. “It’s a special moment to receive the 250,000th T800. We certainly appreciate the efforts of Kenworth and its employees to provide us with excellent trucks that get the job done in our tough, demanding applications in the oilfields.” Trican’s tridem, widehood T800 is powered with a Cummins ISX15 500 hp engine rated at 1,850 lbft of torque at 1,200 rpm and driven by an 18-speed manual transmission. The T800 features the Diamond cab interior with Kenworth NavPlus®, and the Kenworth 38-inch AeroCab® sleeper. Other specifications of interest include Kenworth’s large, 1,780 square-inch cooling mod-

The historic 250,000th Kenworth T800 was received by Trican Well Service Ltd., during a special ceremony held at the Kenworth assembly plant in Renton, Wash. From left are Gary Moore, Kenworth general manager and PACCAR vice president; Trican’s Don Luft, president and chief operating officer, and Ben Mikulski, corporate manager of equipment standards and R&M services; and Daryl Simon, Kenworth Renton plant manager. 16    May 2012

Kenworth - Renton employees gathered to celebrate the 250,000th Kenworth T800. ule, Kenworth AG690 rear suspension, Dana Spicer D2000 20,000-lb. standard track front axle, 20,000-lb. Watson and Chalin steerable pusher axle, factoryinstalled transmission power takeoff (PTO) and auxiliary split-shaft PTO, and front and rear Bendix air disc brakes. Trican provides a comprehensive array of specialized products, equipment and services that are used during the exploration and development of oil and gas reserves. For more information, visit Trican’s website in Canada ( or the United States (www. 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 dieselelectric hybrids. Ke n w o r t h ’s I n t e r n e t home page is at Kenworth. A PACCAR Company.


Keeping our Vehicles Clean

How to Wash in a Changing World

By Jack Jackson


ike everything in the world, washing vehicles is changing the way people think. In the past, common practice was to apply outside pressure and a chemical agent to wash the vehicle. Most companies defer to the mobile pressure spray firm to arrive at the company yard under the cover of darkness or on weekends and miraculously clean the vehicles and have them ready to go for the next run. Out of sight, out of mind, hoping all will be well. This traditional practice is changing quickly, and with most changes it takes time for us to understand, catch on, and decide on the next steps to take to wash efficiently and economically using environmentally friendly methods. Most large corporations and image-conscious

companies have already planned their strategy to address their environmental concerns, get an advantage over the competition, and actually save money in the long run. Today, most people don’t realize it’s illegal to wash your own vehicle outside, let alone spray down your fleet in the back yard of your parking lot. Both Toronto and Calgary have by-laws prohibiting car washing in driveways without capturing wash water. Check out their websites for a complete understanding by searching car wash by-laws. You will see that there is no tolerance for allowing wash water to drain into storm sewers. Most people don’t realize that storm sewers deposit their contents directly into streams, rivers, lakes or oceans. Thus, any chemical, metal or contaminant that is washed off the vehicle heads directly into the aquaculture of your local environment. Imagine the wildlife on the other side of that sewer pipe having to endure the wash water as it hits the stream? Such irresponsible practices can be easily avoided.

To my knowledge, the State of Washington in the USA is the first to levy a fine against a city for washing their public vehicles outside and allowing the water to go directly into the storm sewer. To read the article against Ben Franklin Transit, click on: http:// ben-franklin-transit-tocontest-eco-fine.

The simplest measure to preserve the environment is to direct wash water into municipal drains to be processed at the city water works. This ensures the water is free of contaminants before it is redirected into the aquaculture. Also, the ability to recycle wash water for re-use at your facility is becoming more common as the cost of

water continues to climb. (Note the sewer charges that are now added to your water invoice.) Alternatively, if you reduce the amount of water you wash by researching the most efficient wash systems, and by recycling waste wash water, your water footprint will be reduced. I am sure all Fleet Managers have reduced

their carbon footprint. The question now is, have they reduced their water footprint? Jack Jackson is President o f Aw a s h S y s t e m s Corp. Email: jjackson@ or call 800.265.7405. Visit our w e b s i t e w w w. aw a s h North America’s leader in Fleet Washing Solutions.


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New Products & Services

Kinedyne Showcases New Products at Truck World 2012


inedyne the world leader in manufacturing and distributing cargo control products for the transportation industry once again p a r t i c i p a t e d i n Tr u c k World, Canada’s National Truck Show. Representatives at Kinedyne’s booth #2003 featured top-ofthe-line products and live cargo securement demonstrations. “We were thrilled to be exhibiting at Truck World since it is always a great opportunity to come face-to-face with the people and companies who use our products,” says James Klausmann II, Kinedyne Executive Vice President and the son of the company’s founder. “At this year’s show, we wanted to give our new and existing customers a true “hands-on” experience with some of our innovative products that will help customers save money and time on the road.” Kinedyne manufactures/distributes more than 5,000 items, including flatbed products, chains, interior van products, webbing, beam systems, hardware, and more. Featured as part of the company’s 2012 Truck World display were two cost-saving products developed with both the driver and fleet owners’ needs in mind: Kinedyne Polar™ and Tiger™ Tarp Ties: Kinedyne launched two new tarp tie brands in 2011 to meet the demands of the industry. The “POLAR” Natural Rubber Tarp Tie is designed to withstand frigid temperatures and severe winter weather conditions. The “TIGER” EPDM Rubber Tarp Tie (synthetic) is designed to resist UV degradation with high elastic retention 18    May 2012

and thus withstand the day-to-day environmental exposure to heat found in warmer climates. Both tarp ties feature crimped S-Hooks as a standard feature. Unlike competitors’ products that often tear when overstressed, extensive laboratory testi n g

confirmed that all Kinedyne’s tarp ties are designed to avoid the tearing of the strap. If the product is overstressed the S-Hook will bend, allowing a driver to easily make a quick, economical fix in the field by replacing the S-Hook or bending it back. Kaptive Beam® Solutions: Kinedyne Kaptive Beam Systems provide a “double-decking” solution designed to optimize trailer cube space for Interior Van fleet operators. The system actually creates a “second deck” in a trailer for storing cargo using a strategic system of tracks and beams. In the traditional “floor load” method, a trailer is usually filled to capacity before it reaches the allowable cargo weight limit. The Kaptive Beam System utilizes the maximum cargo space inside the trailer and as a result decreases loading time, increases overall freight capacity, reduces freight

damages, reduces lost decking beams and offers a more fuel efficient solution over the road. Kinedyne assures a fleet that their specialized decking team will consult, test and validate a solution that meets their

needs. Additional products that were featured at the Kinedyne booth included: Steadymate® Recreational Vehicle Tie-Downs and Hardware: Steadymate is Kinedyne’s complete line of straps and accessories developed to safely and securely tiedown all outdoor adventure toys. The spotlighted product shown at Truckworld Show is the newly re-engineered Steadymate Wheel-Chock. This product is designed for ease of use in transporting, maintaining and storing motorcycles with tire widths up to 180 mm. The new Wheel-Chock keeps bikes supported in an upright position allowing for easy one-person tie-down operation. GRIP LINK™ Tire Chains: Available in VBar and Square Link designs for highway use, and Stud chains for offroad conditions, Kinedyne’s GRIP LINK line offers high strength, carbon steel chains that are case hardened for extra

long wear-life. Manufactured to exceed industry performance standards, the entire GRIP LINK line can be purchased year round thanks to a “justin-time” stocking system that takes the guesswork

out of the next season’s inventory planning. GRIP LINK has been among Kinedyne’s most popular products. Flatbed products: including winches, winch straps, and ratchet straps. Straps are available in a variety of colors – including the company’s standard Black Edge Gold Web profile – as well as in the patented Rhino Web profile, a highly durable and abrasion resistant webbing for cargo control tie-down straps. Interior van products: including jack bars, shoring bars, logistic straps and tracks and interior van accessories.

O v e r t h e p a s t y e a r, Kinedyne has invested in a substantial expansion of their manufacturing capacity including a new 100,000 square foot plus addition to their facility in China (300,000 sq ft in total). Additional investments were also made in a successful effort to achieve the prestigious ISO 9001:2008 certification for its Quality Management System. The company also grew its global capabilities by appointing TDS Corporation as its exclusive distributor in Japan and appointing Cargo Securing Solutions Limited as its exclusive sales agent to cover the United Kingdom. The company also strengthened its sales team in the United States by appointing a new National OEM Account Manager position as well as several new appointments made at territory level. Kinedyne also recently expanded its management team by making three additions to their management team who will focus on expanding the Kaptive Beam system market, propel company product innovation and overall increase operational efficiencies.

For more information contact their sales department at 1-800-268-3530 (Canada) or visit their website at About Kinedyne Corporation: Founded in 1968, Kinedyne Corporation is the world leader in manufacturing and distributing cargo control products for the transportation industry. The company maintains the top market share in several industry sectors through the development and engineering of a highquality product offering that includes multiple patented products. Kinedyne products service users that include OEM’s, fleet operators and independent owner/operators. The company serves several markets including Heavy Duty Trucking, Government and Military, Farm and Agricultural, Moving and Storage, Automotive and Recreational Vehicles. Kinedyne is a New Jersey-based entity that currently has facilities in four countries with a worldwide operations group that includes Kinedyne Canada Ltd. (Canada), Nantong Kinedyne Ltd. (China), and Sistemas Kinedyne, S.A. (Mexico).


New Products & Services

New Media:

Online Video Series Helps Manage Risk By Marek Krasuski


e live in an increasingly complex world in which the employeremployee relationship no longer endures for a lifetime, and company guarantees for health care, accident and illness coverage are today more the exception than the rule. Today’s business culture takes a cost-effective bottom line approach in which workers are assigned the role of contractors and, as such, are obliged to assume a greater, if not total, responsibility for all business practices. This is especially true in the trucking industry where Owner Operators transport much of the nation’s freight and in doing so take on much more risk for each load. Lina Demedeiros, president of LMD Financial, specializes in risk management, particu-

larly in the commercial transportation and construction sectors. She’s a Living Benefits Specialist and a monthly contributor to this magazine. Her company’s mission is to address the corporate and individual needs of independents, as well as fleets and their employees. Demedeiros devotes her time and expertise to the provision of optimal benefits package plans, all of which fall under the rubric of “risk management solutions.” Her latest attempt to address these complex issues was the reason for producing a series of online videos with industry experts. In a recent interview she told me that contracts between owner operators and the companies they work for often meet only minimum benefits requirements and, therefore, fall short in delivering adequate coverage in the event

of “‘Are You Exposed?” draws attention to the widespread and mistaken assumptions people have about their benefits provisions, and the solutions available to ensure that maximum coverage is in fact obtained. Reducing risk and maximizing profitability is complex, particularly in a niche market where subtle nuances in contract language can make or break a company at the time of a claim. To date, there are four videos uploaded and available for viewing at com/user/LMD4Di. Two additional videos, one following the first two segments, the other following the latter two, summarize the major points discussed in each. Presented in digestible segments averaging five minutes each, information about the pitfalls and opportunities associated with risk management

are discussed by industry experts, Lina Demedeiros and Kevin Snobel, Safety and Compliance Consultant. Peter Carter, Editor for Today’s Trucking, interviews both on a number of topical industry issues. Carter, with his relaxed and approachable demeanor, is a perfect fit for the role as moderator, especially since he immediately introduces the viewer to the subject matter with a question to both participants who follow up with their respective responses. A lot of information is exchanged, in equal measure, between Demedeiros and Snobel and punctuated with occasional comments from Peter Carter. This informal exchange enhances the viewing experience, allowing the observer to easily follow the direction and content of the dialogue. First among the list of discussion topics featured in the first video are the ramifications of Bill 119. Both Snobel and Demedeiros reiterate that the introduction of the Bill shifts more responsibility away from the owner operator and onto the company to provide adequate benefits coverage. The impact of this first segment, however, could have been significantly enhanced by the transmission of more background material. The commentators effectively call attention to the Bill’s impact on companies, but the failure to provide an overview of the Bill, its history, and reason for being, undermine a comprehensive understanding. (The Bill, in fact, proposes to make workers’ compensation coverage mandatory for independent operators, sole proprietors, and others in the transportation industry, as well as the construction industry for which is was originally intended.) Admirably, these experts convincingly apprise the viewer of industry fun-

damentals that underlie poor choices in purchasing decisions. Truckers are experts in transportation, they emphatically state, and drivers predictably focus their attention on the job at hand, leaving little time for making informed decisions about optimal coverage plans best suited to their specific needs. Demedeiros and Snobel reference concrete examples of uninformed drivers who purchase insurance options that fall way short of adequate benefits coverage. Lina cites one case in which the purchase of a higher end policy, at an additional $100 monthly contribution, translates into an annual disability payment of $30,000 versus a paltry $6,000 payout for the marginally less expensive alternative. Viewers are similarly reminded that Health Benefits Advisers frequently take direction from the trucking companies that hire them and that prudent employees, owner operators, and others should seek independent counsel when making decisions about living benefits coverage for disability, illness and other misfortunes that lead to work stoppage. We are reminded also that all are infallible, and even the most careful among us are vulnerable to risk. The videos also present

sound advice for companies. One theme focusing on the importance and profitability of safety, deftly introduced by Peter Carter, explores the rewards companies reap from sound safety protocols which stand alongside equally sound benefits packages for their employees and independent drivers. Kevin Snobel persuasively highlights the high driver retention and the accompanying savings that companies accumulate from low employee turnover. At its core, the “Are Your Exposed” video series disseminates valuable information on the importance of quality contracts, the necessity of exerting due diligence, liability risk, and the pursuit of the right of course of action in optimizing coverage plans. Lina Demedeiros invites viewers to contact her office, free of charge, for advice on these and all matters related to maximizing coverage and ensuring that financial stability continues in the face of illness, accident and disability. In addition to accessing the online videos at the aforementioned Youtube address, Lina Demedeiros can be contacted at: www., email lina.lmdfinancial@gmail. com, phone 416.748.9992 or 800.236.5810, fax 416.748.9994.


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Tires & Wheels

Product Line Strategy Award Honours X One® Line of Wide Base Single Tires


reenville, SC. – Michelin North America was honored with a Product Line Strategy award from Frost & Sullivan for its X One® line of tires. By developing a wide array of application-specific, robust products that help fleets reduce operating costs through fuel and weight savings, Frost & Sullivan determined that Michelin has distinguished itself as a Product Line Strategy leader in the commercial vehicle widebase tire segment. For the Product Line Strategy Award, Frost & Sullivan uses a set of criteria to benchmark Michelin’s performance against key competitors. “Michelin, through its

longstanding commitment to wide-base tires, has been instrumental in developing a comprehensive product lineup that addresses the demands of diverse truck operations and has consequently driven the adoption of wide-base tires,” says Kumar Saha, industry analyst with Frost and Sullivan’s Automotive & Transportation team. “The company has emerged as the leader in this category by working with customers to consistently improve its products and by optimizing its portfolio to cover not only the different requirements of drive and trailer axles, but also the unique needs of longhaul, regional, vocational, and ultra weight-sensitive

applications.” Based on Frost & Sullivan’s independent analysis of the North American Wide-Base Truck Tires market, it found that the MICHELIN X One line of wide-base tires combines advanced rubber technology with practical and cost-efficient consideration, transitioning wide base single technology from a niche option to the mainstream in the Commercial Trucking industry. The report goes on to say Michelin’s continued commitment to wide-base tires has led it to strategically improve the distribution support of these products across North America, enabling fleet customers to experience the benefits of wide-base tires over

traditional dual tires. “When Michelin launched the X One wide base tire in 2000, our goal was to provide a product that would bring value to trucking fleets and owner-operators,” said Jaye Young, country marketing manager, Michelin Americas Truck Tires. “Over the years Michelin has continued to innovate and now offers a breadth of wide single products that are the most fuel efficient, longest lasting, most retreadable wide base tires in the industry.” Each year, Frost & Sullivan presents this award to the company that demonstrates the most insight into the needs and product demands of its customers. The recipient company

optimizes its product line by leveraging products with the various price, performance and feature points required by one or more market segments. Frost & Sullivan Best Practices awards recognize companies in a variety of regional and global markets for demonstrating outstanding achievement and superior performance in such areas as leadership, technological innovation, customer service and strategic product development. Industry analysts compare market participants and measure performance through indepth interviews, analysis and extensive secondary research to identify best practices in the industry. Frost & Sullivan, the

Growth Partnership Company, enables clients to accelerate growth and achieve best-in-class positions in growth, innovation and leadership. The company’s Growth Partnership Service provides the CEO and the CEO’s Growth Team with disciplined research and bestpractice models to drive the generation, evaluation and implementation of powerful growth strategies. Frost & Sullivan leverages 50 years of experience in partnering with Global 1000 companies, emerging businesses and the investment community from more than 40 offices on six continents. To join our Growth Partnership, please visit www.



New ContiPressureCheck System Warns Truck Drivers of Tire Inflation Problems


nderinflation, the enemy of commercial truck tires, has been estimated by the Technology and Maintenance Council to cause nine out of 10 tire failures, as well as faster tire wear and reduced fuel economy. At the MidAmerica Trucking Show this year, Continental Tire the Americas, LLC revealed its first product that directly addresses this crucial component of tire maintenance. ContiPressureCheck™ is a new, advanced tire pressure monitoring system specifically designed for commercial vehicles. The system constantly monitors the pressure and temperature of each tire on the vehicle in order to provide real-time, on-demand tire status information and to 20    May 2012

warn the driver of tire-related problems before they become a critical concern, said Clif Armstrong, CTA’s director of commercial vehicle tire marketing for the Americas. “ContiPressureCheck is a unique product that brings together all Continental’s expertise in tires, inflation, in-cab displays,

about fuel economy and operating cost reductions,” Armstrong said. How it works ContiPressureCheck integrates its sensors, communication system and data processor into a single module that is housed inside a rubber container and glued to the inner surface of the tire. The

sensors and monitoring technologies for a direct system that not only provides advanced, accurate pressure data, but also addresses fleet concerns

sensors continuously monitor both air pressure and the tire’s temperature, and send data wirelessly to the truck’s electronic control unit (ECU). This processes

the data, saves warnings and sends them directly to a display in the driver’s cab. The driver can immediately take corrective action and avoid a breakdown before it happens. Advantages ContiPressureCheck has two major advantages for commercial truck drivers over other systems, Armstrong said. First, it is the only system on the market to account for the tire’s temperature at its most optimal point inside the tire, which eliminates interference from other outside elements. The system then compensates for the temperature in the inflation data. ContiPressureCheck’s construction takes into account years of research into tire pressure monitoring systems, and pro-

vides a robust and reliable system – the second advantage of the product, Armstrong added. “Because the ContiPressureCheck system sensors are placed inside the tire, they are less prone to breakage or accidental damage. This construction also avoids measurement errors due to brake heating,” he said. “The system can be easily installed when tires are replaced or even before the new vehicle is delivered from the manufacturer.” Benefits The benefits of using ContiPressureCheck extend well beyond the longevity of the system and the accuracy of its data. Looking at all the factors that impact a commercial fleet’s costs, Armstrong said ContiPressureCheck

addresses several issues that impact fleet operations. “First is fuel economy. As fuel costs increase, it becomes more and more vital for fleets to manage every drop of diesel. That alone can pay for the cost of a tire pressure monitoring system, and also reduces emissions,” Armstrong said. “The benefits don’t stop there. Proper tire inflation also reduces tire wear and the incidence of breakdowns. All of these factors help keep trucks operating longer and more continuously on the road, thus reducing operating costs for fleets.” ContiPressureCheck will be available to the North American trucking marketplace in fall 2012.


Tires & Wheels

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Unified Auto Parts Inc.

807 - 1st Avenue West Meadow Lake, SK S9X 1N2 Tel: 306.764.4220 Fax: 306.763.7988 Contact: Mark Krasicki Email:

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Golden West Trailer & Equipment Ltd.

1802 Stadacona West Moose Jaw, SK S6H 4N8 Tel: 306.692.7402 Fax: 306.694.0607 Contact: Brent Campbell Email:

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Unified Auto Parts Inc.

365 - 36th Street West, Unit 7 Prince Albert, SK S6V 7L4 Tel: 306.764.4220 Fax: 306.763.7988 Contact: Mark Krasicki Email:



405 Park St., Regina, SK S4N 5B2 Tel: 306.721.8333 Fax: 306.721.4446 Contact: Max Devers Email:



#2 - 2915 Faithfull Avenue Saskatoon, SK S7K 8E8 Tel: 306.244.9877 Fax: 306.244.9878 Contact: Nathan Pound Email:

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Brake & Drive Ltd.

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


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


Pacesetter Trading Co. Ltd. 171 Industrial Road Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 5M7 Tel: 867.633.5908 Fax: 867.456.2824





Truck Zone Inc.

Peace Truck & Trailer Ltd.

15816 - 111th Avenue Edmonton, AB T5M 2R8 Tel: 780.451.0225 Fax: 780.452.3499 Contact: Jason Shesky

9103 - 75th Street P.O. Box 7647 Peace River, AB T8S 1T2 Tel: 780.624.8655 Fax: 780.624.8592 Contact: Rene Houle Email:

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Bradvin Trailer Sales Ltd. 10920 - 87th Avenue Grande Prairie, AB T8V 8K4 Toll Free: 800.665.0509 Tel: 780.539.6260 Fax: 780.539.4247 Contact: Brad Willsey Email:


Partco Truck Parts & Service 20 West Road Industrial Park Box 1187 Sundre, AB T0M 1X0 Toll Free: 800.372.7826 Tel: 403.638.3414 Fax: 403.638.4232 Contact: Daryl Peters or Scott Lausen Email:

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High Prairie Truck & Trailer Ltd. 5309 - 53rd Avenue, Hwy 2 West P.O. Box 1388 High Prairie, AB T0G 1E0 Toll Free: 877.523.4754 Tel: 780.523.4777 Fax: 780.523.4773 Contact: Crosby Rich

British Columbia


Lickman Truck & Trailer Parts & Services Ltd. Bay 26 - 43915 Industrial Way Chilliwack, BC V2R 3A4 Toll Free: 877.772.6255 Tel: 604.793.9660 Fax: 604.793.9620 Contact: Dave Easson or Wayne Cromarty Email: lickmantruckandtrailer@


Truck Zone Inc. 5205 - 65th Street Lloydminster, AB T9V 2E8 Toll Free: 800.707.9209 Tel: 780.875.7712 Fax: 780.875.4039 Contact: Peter Parkinson Email:

British Columbia


Smithers Parts & Service 3465 Victoria Drive P.O. Box 3910 Smithers, BC V0J 2N0 Tel: 250.847.4287 Fax: 250.847.5048 Contact: Dan Groot Email: Manitoba


RCB Truck & Trailer Ltd. 5600 Richmond Ave. E. Brandon, MB R7A 7L5 Tel: 204.727.9172 Fax: 204.725.4702 Contact: Rick Blaine Email: Ontario


Simcoe Truck & Trailer Ltd. 630 Welham Road Barrie, ON L4N 8Z8 Toll Free: 888.738.1400 Tel: 705.728.8222 Fax: 705.728.9855 Contact: R.K. (Ken) Bastien


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


Westmark Truck Centre Inc. 85 Devon Road Brampton, ON L6T 5A4 Tel: 905.791.7655 Fax: 905.791.1014 Contact: Stephen To

Prince George

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Total Truck & Equipment Ltd.

Hydraco Industries Ltd.



North Keele Auto, Truck & Trailer Repair Centre Ltd. 3915 Keele Street Downsview, ON M3J 1N6 Tel: 416.638.5963 Fax: 416.638.5964 Contact: Sam Schuster


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


Ken Lapain & Sons Ltd. 2119 County Road 15, R.R. #2 Essex, ON N8M 2X6 Tel: 519.776.6473 Fax: 519.776.6475 Contact: Tony Lapain


OK Tire Truck Repair 39 Shorncliffe Road Etobicoke, ON M8Z 5K2 Toll Free: 800.661.6681 Tel: 416.236.1277 Contact: Darryl Croft

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Goulais River Truck & Tractor Ltd.



Hwy #4 Truck Service Ltd. 402143 Grey Road 4, R.R. #1 Hanover, ON N4N 3B8 Tel: 519.369.5052 Fax: 519.369.5961 Contact: Doug Hammond


Serge G & D Repair Inc. 214 Highway 11 East P.O. Box 1706 Hearst, ON P0L 1N0 Tel: 705.362.5633 Fax: 705.362.7960 Contact: Serge Roy


Parent Mechanical Services 53 Brunelle Road North Kapuskasing, ON P5N 2M1 Tel: 705.335.3617 Fax: 705.337.6880 Contact: Roger Parent


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


B. Andrews Truck Service Centre Ltd.

90 Highway 552 East Goulais River ON P0S 1E0 Tel: 705.649.4788 Fax: 705.649.4754 Contact: Darcy Leveille

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


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Barton Truck Centre Ltd.

634 Fourth Line Caledonia, ON N3W 2B3 Toll Free: 800.654.6454 Tel: 905.765.5011 Contact: Tom Snyder Jr

483-487 Rennie Street Hamilton, ON L8H 3P6 Tel: 905.544.2626 Fax: 905.544.0747 Contact: Ralph Pagliuso

clearly, and contribute to overall good health. The old maxim, “You are what you eat,” turns out to be true. New research on so-called “brain foods” shows that some chemicals in the foods we eat

t hos e s o- c al l e d “ s e nior moments,” or even worse, dementia? The answer is a qualified “yes!” Although no one “miracle” food is going to boost your brain power instantly, make

Here are some food suggestions to maximize your health: Berries are full of memory-boosting nutrients. Cherries are natures own little anti-inflammatory pills. That old adage

We’ve all heard that fish is “brain food,” and there’s good reason for it. Speaking of seafood as brain food, consider the oyster, which is one food rich in both iron and zinc. Eating flavonol-

go right to our brain cells. Sounds pretty powerful! But can food really make us more intelligent, give us smarter kids, improve memory, help us think more clearly, and maybe even forestall

your kid a genius, or cure Alzheimer’s, regularly adding certain foods to your diet will help you function at your personal best, both physically and mentally throughout your lifetime.

about “an apple a day” is right on target. Turmeric also has powerful antiinflammatory properties. Egg yolk contains one of the most important nutrients for building better brains - choline.

rich cocoa can improve blood vessel function and boost circulation. Coconut oil, the healthiest oil on earth, is super rich in Omega 3. Chia Seed oil is also one of the richest sources of Omega – 3.

9122 Rock Island Road Prince George, BC V2N 5T4 Tel: 250.564.6763 Fax: 250.564.6761 Contact: Mark Forbes Email:

2111 - 9th Avenue S.W. Medicine Hat, AB T1A 7G8 Tel: 403.526.2244 Fax: 403.526.1074 Contact: John Karamanos Email:

Oneida Truck & Trailer

Pioneer Spring & Alignment 437136 Hawn Drive, New Liskeard, ON P0J 1P0 Tel: 705.647.8707 Fax: 705.647.9362 Contact: Dan Lachapelle



K.I.D. Truck & Trailer Service 1090 South Service Road East Unit A Oakville, ON L6J 2X8 Toll Free: 800.265.6291 Tel: 905.842.2942 Fax: 905.338.5600 Contact: Michael Dwhytie


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


Wilson Truck & Trailer

401 Queensway West Simcoe, Ontario N3Y 5B3 Tel: 519.428.0501 Fax: 519.428.4631 Contact: Duane & Lori Wilson


Sudbury Truck & Trailer Centre Inc. 510 Whissell Avenue Sudbury, ON P3B 2Z3 Toll Free: 800.461.4023 Tel: 705.673.3613 Fax: 705.673.4411 Contact: Dennis Monticelli


Mobile Mechanical Services 11769 Hwy 64 Verner, ON P0H 2M0 Tel: 705.594.1319 Fax: 705.594.1548 Contact: Reg Rainville



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

Healthy Living

Feed Your Brain!

By Brenda Ricker


any foods from berries to oysters to good oils are proven to boost memory, help us think

Your brain matters, so feed it well. For a complete report you can reach me at


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1955 Ford Crown Victoria Fairlane: Keeping The Roots Young By Wendy Morgan-McBride


ho out there can say they love doing their job? I can, all the time. I know there are down days for many, but not for me. Every time I go out I have loads of fun, shooting and listening to stories about antique vehicles. This past week I was able to shoot a double, (father and son team); a luxury classic and a farm truck. More on that later! I have a chance to meet amazing people and travel the back roads in the Quinte area. This week I went to the beach, yes in April! Who gets to do that as part of their job? I feel so spoiled. In 2009 Larry and Mary Alexander, owners of Alexander Excavating in Carrying Place, Ontario, brought home a 1955 turquoise and snowshoe white Ford Crown Victoria Fairlane. This “all Canadian” car, built in Windsor, Ontario, is just one of the many reasons why this young 70-something couple stays young. When I say ‘young’ I refer to my photoshoot. I

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comment on 1955 being a time of parking and making out in your car. Larry takes the bait and pipes up: “Don’t say another word.”

Mary, just as quickly, moves toward the car: “Where would you like us, in the back seat or the front?” All I could say was, “whatever makes you comfortable.” ”The car is valued at between $40,000 to $50,000 at auction, but to this couple it is priceless,” Larry tells me with considerable pride. The unibody chassis carries a 292 cubic inch Ford ‘Y’ block Thunderbird engine accompanied by a four barrel holly carburetor. It operates on a two speed

Ford-o-matic transmission. The growl of the duel exhausts makes you take notice that there is power, but it is a gentle beast.

time, and the pure look you get from people makes me smile. We have met many nice people. It has to be the style and straight lines that draw attention.” The last Crown Victoria rolled off the assembly line on September 17th, 2011, after 57 years in production, making it one of the longest lasting car designs of all time. The 1955 Ford Fairlane Crown Victoria’s claim to fame was a wrapover-the-roof tiara. The

This is an awarding winning car, and believe me, there are many trophies to support that claim. It wins at least two out of three of the events they take it to. The finishing touches that complete this car are a continental kit (spare wheel on rear; I did not know, but had to ask), fender skirt and rocker panel molding with stainless steel stone guards and door edge guards. The icing on the cake is the white wall tires complemented with wire wheel covers which really make it stand out and shine. On the front are chrome spotlights and a tinted glass windshield with a hint of blue. The first order of business after purchase was to get it roadworthy. After closer inspection, Larry found it needed new brakes, tires, shocks and assorted safety improvements. He tells me that “driving this beauty is a dream. “It takes you back in

Fairlane was the crowning gem of the bright twotone candy floss color and chrome era. It was introduced in 1955 as Ford’s full size model and was available in six different

standard hardtops, though in fact they weren’t. They measured 198.5 inches overall and rode the same standard 115.5-inch wheel base. The 1955 Ford Fairlane specifications state that they operated with rear wheel drive, steel unibody, and came with a 272.0 - 292 cu inch 3.7 L. ‘Y’ block Thunderbird engine with 162-193 BHP at 4000 RPMs. The average weight was 3,270 lbs. and their selling price ranged from $1,920.00 to $2,270.00. The name Crown Victoria was derived from the stainless trim that crowns the roof line, also known as the tiara. Fairlane got its namesake from Henry Ford’s Fair Lane mansion located in Dearborn, Michigan. When compared to other vehicles the Victoria is large in size, both in the passenger area and trunk. Their reputation for harnessing speed made them very appealing as police cars and taxi cabs. This 1955 was not the first classic the Alexanders owned. Mary told me, beaming with motherly pride, that they

brought all their babies home in their 1967 Chevrolet Convertible. They purchased it brand new. Their only regret was selling it just prior to purchasing the 1955 Fairlane. This family is immersed in the world of classics. Larry Jr. brought home a 1965 GMC truck which he and his father worked on for four years. You can read all about it in the continuation of this amazing family that will be featured in next month’s issue. On the learning curve I have been riding, I have found that of all the things we have in today’s society the one constant is these automobiles. They might be from yesteryear, but they were our future at one time, and they keep showing us how important the past is. Now I just have to get a few rides in these vintage vehicles. Who knows, maybe one day someone will let me drive theirs in one of the many area parades. This 1955 does appear in the odd parade, so if you see a cool ride coming, check it out and check out the driver. Maybe it will be me. You can find additional photos of this car, as well as past featured vehicles, on our facebook group page – ‘Cool Rides ~ A trip back in time.’ Each album has links to past articles. Drop me a line. I love my fans and sharing my experiences. Wendy @


body styles. The car could be purchased as a 2 door club sedan, a 4 door town sedan, a hardtop, and a Sunliner convertible. The front portion of the roof in front of the band was Skyliner glass. The Crown Vic’s roof looked longer than the

To be continued next month…

Section Française

Les lubrifiants et les Additifs aux Carburants

L’industrie de Chimiques Appuie l’Usage de Certains Additifs au Diesel Par Marek Krasuski


n projette que la demande pour les lubrifiants s’élevera par un taux annuel de 2.6 pourcent jusqu’à l’an 2015. Bien qu’on prédise que le secteur manufacturier surpassera l’après-marché du véhicule motorisé, le besoin de camions de marcher à une capacité optimale veut dire que le transport commercial va capturer une part du marché importante. Il y a un ensemble de piéces mobiles dans les camions et les études ont montré que les problèmes très communs dans l’industrie incluent les pannes prématurées de roulements à billes, à cause de la lubrification impropre. Trop de lubrifiant, trop peu, un mauvais choix et la possibilité de panne méchanique ou même de véhicule s’élève dramatiquement. L’usure des corps de surface qui détériorent prématurément coùte approximativement d’un à deux pourcent du produit national brut (GDP) aux États Unis. Pendant les années récentes, il y a eu une campagne vers les systèmes de lubrification automatisés (ALS). Bien qu’elle soit en existence depuis des décennies, l’industrie n’a jamais embrassé cette technologie. Des plaintes souvent entendues incluent des problèmes de distribution et la provision de services à jour. Le personnel d’entretien a d’autres préoccupations et n est pas convaincu que les systèmes automatisés soient supérieurs aux pratiques manuelles conventionnelles. Il y a le fait aussi qu’on préfère ce qu’on connait et que d’adopter ce qui est nouveau est rarement préférable. Les partisans de (ALS) pourtant, encouragent une analyse des deux approches. Selon eux,

la lubrification manuelle exige des périodes d’immobilisation de longue durée et, en plus, présente des risques augmentés aux techniciens qui sont obligés de grimper sur, dans et autour du camion et de la machine par la révision efficace de tous les points de lubrification – une méthode non seulement risquée mais aussi plutôt inéfficace et couteuse. Ces systèmes ont le défaut de ne viser qu’un seul point de contact du roulement. On suppose qu’une fois en marche, la graisse se répandra sur toute la surface. C’est une hypothèse faussée par des études récentes qui montrent que ces méthodes de lubrification sont la cause de 53 pourcent de pannes de roulement à billes. Par contre, les systèmes de lubrification automatisés appliquent le lubrifiant en quantités petites et précises à intervalles rapprochés mais fréquents. Ces systèmes assurent que cette méthode d’application garantit que tous les composants sont graissés quelque soit leur locale et leur accessibilité. En plus, des applications fréquentes préservent la vie utile des composants. L’application de quantités de graisse qui visent les roulements spécifiques veut dire qu’il y a moins de gaspillage de graisse, que moins d’énergie est dépensée parce que il y a moins de friction sur les joints et que la productivité de l’ensemble est augmentée. Les systèmes de lubrification automatisés ont cinq composants en commun. Ceux-ci incluent un appareil de contrôle ou un minuteur à 12 ou à 24 volts qui mettent le systéme en marche, une pompe et un reservoir qui distribuent le lubrifiant au système de lignes d’alimentation qui servent de liaison de la

pompe aux soupapes de mesures ou aux injecteurs, d’autres soupapes qui mesurent et distribuent la graisse aux points d’application, et des lignes d’alimentation qui transportent la graisse des soupapes de mesure aux points d’application. Il y a deux types d’ALS qui dominent l’industrie, le progressif et le paralèlle. Le premier consiste d’une pompe qui applique le lubrifiant à chaque point par moyen des soupapes à mesure et les lignes d’alimentation. Si une ligne ou un roulement ne reçoit pas de graisse, le système s’arrête et signale à l’opérateur de corriger le problème avant que des dommages se produisent. Le deuxième provisionne la graisse par une seule ligne d’alimentation à de multiples branches d’injecteurs dont chacun fonctionne indépendamment et peut être règlé pour livrer des quantités variables de lubrifiant à des points différents. A part les avantages déjà examinés, ALS, en contraste avec la pratique manuelle, quelles sont les propriétés communes à tous les bons lubrifiants qui promettent de réduire la friction et de préserver la lubricité? Des sources indiquent qu’un lubrifiant de qualité possède un point d’ébullition élevé, un point de congélation bas, une viscosité haute, de la stabilité thermale, un préventif de corrosion, et une haute résistance à l’oxydation. Aidant les lubrifiants à maximiser la bonne fonctionnement sont les additifs de carburants. Il y a une grande variété de fournisseurs d’additifs de carburants dont certains qui font des prétensions outrées en ce qui concerne des économies énormes dans la consommation de carburant. Ce sont ceux–ci, selon Claude Drouin prorié-

taire d’une franchise ProLab, un fournisseur de lubrifiant industriel, qui ont terni la réputation de l’industrie avec le surnom désagréable de ’snake oil salesman’, vendeur de remède de charlatan. « Beaucoup de représentants font des promesses fausses. Une fois que le client a fait une mauvaise expérience avec un produit qui ne donne pas satisfaction, il devient plus résistant à l’achat d’un produit qui fonctionne comme il faut. » Les additifs pour le temps froid devraient fournir des fonctions spécifiques qui maximise l’opérabilité. La premiére fonction est la capacité d’extraire l’eau. Quand le moteur démarre dans le froid, une partie du carburant qui entre au moteur retourne à des températures plus élevées ce qui cause la condensation. Des gouttes d’eau s’accumulent au filtre, ce qui réduit le courant du carburant, produit un effet de gelée, une réduction de pression, et finalement un perte du moteur. Un autre trait des conditionneurs de carburant de qualité, selon Claude Drouin, est la capacité de nettoyer le carburant. « Le pétrole sort de la terre et ainsi est plein

d’impuretés. Bien qu’on le traite, le nettoie, et le raffine, il est impossible de tout enlever. Le carburant qu’on voit peut avoir l’air propre à l’oeil nu, mais il ne l’est certainement pas, » dit-il. Les filtres à moteur ramassent les particules qui restent avant que le carburant entre au moteur. E n c o n s é q u e n c e, l a saleté s’accumule sur les filtres et une couche de vernis se forme sur les surfaces verticales à l’intérieur du systéme de carburant. Ceci augmente le procès de contamination et réduit la performance du système d’injection de carburant. Drouin dit que le mauvais fonctionnement des injecteurs compromettent leur capacité d’atomiser le carburant, ce qui peut produire un gaspillage de carburant de 4 à 6 pourcent. Un conditionneur de carburant de qualité nettoiera les injecteurs, recommencera une atomisation optimale, et regagnera une consommation de carburant de 100 pourcent. Une troisième également importante fonction des additifs de carburant suit la présentation au marché, il y a quelques années, de Ultra Low Sulphur Diesel. (ULSD)

contient beaucoup moins de lubricité, un ingrédient clé qui lubrifie les pièces d’injecteur et d’autres composants dans le système du moteur de carburant qui sont sujets à de haute pression. Par exemple, ULSD a un facteur de lubricité de 15 parts par million, alors que les plus vieux carburants ont 445 parts par million. Un bon conditionneur de carburant peut compenser pour la basse lubricité des carburants ULSD. En dépit des plaintes des marques inférieures qui trompent le client par des prétensions fausses, l’industrie chimique approuve l’usage d’additifs pour les carburants diesel. The American National Conference on Weights and Measures (NCWM) conseille que les clients identifient les cinq propriétés qui établissent la norme des meilleurs additifs pour les carburants diesel. Ils sont le contenu d’énergie, le numéro de cétane, l’opérabilité à basse température, la stabilité thermale, et la propreté des injecteurs de carburant. Le conseil de beaucoup dans l’industrie est de consulter les concessionaires informés concernant le traitement spécifique des applications.


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automated Lubrication systems

Account & Records Management Bookkeeping For Your Business & Personal Finances Toll Free: 888.644.2333

••• TruckersBooks Software Cut your Bookkeeping & Tax Services costs. Easy-to-use spreadsheet Bookkeeping Management System Software for Truckers. No bookkeeping experience needed. Save up to $600.00 per year in service fees. Toll Free: 888.456.6504 Tel: 905.305.6696 Air Brake Training for Mechanics

Beka Lube Products Inc. “Technology you can rely on.” 2830 Argentia Road, Unit 9 Mississauga, ON L5N 8G4 Toll Free: 888.862.7461 Tel: 905.821.1050 Fax: 905.858.0597

buildings - all steel pre-engineered

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


••• Norsteel Buildings Limited

50 Admiral Blvd. Mississauga, ON L5T 2W1 Tel: 905.671.2355 Toll Free: 800.668.5458 Fax: 905.671.2358


compliance services

Air Conditioning & Heating: Sales & Service

Lubecore International Inc. 7065 Twiss Road Campbellville, ON L0P 1B0 Tel: 905.864.3110 Fax: 905.878.6935


Mover’s Equipment & Supplies 6176 Atlantic Drive,Mississauga, ON L4C 1W2 Toll Free: 800.668.3773

15 Wanless Court Ayr, ON N0B 1E0 Toll Free: 888.823.7611 Tel: 519.624.4003 Fax: 519.624.5501


Niagara Service & Supply Ltd. 150 South Service Road Stoney Creek, ON Toll Free: 800.268.5076 Tel: 905.573.3101 sales@


Wilson Instruments Ltd. 43 Crowe Bay Heights, R. R. 2 Campbellford, ON K0L 1L0 Toll Free: 877.467.4440 Tel: 705.653.2403 Fax: 705.653.5560 26    May 2012

S.E.T.I. Imports Inc. 81 Tremaine Road Milton, ON L9T 2W8 Tel: 905.878.7161 Fax: 905.878.7730 or


SKF Lubrication Solutions (A Division of SKF Canada Ltd.) “Greasing on the Go!” 5777 Coopers Avenue Mississauga, ON L4Z 1R9 Toll Free: 800.207. 5823 (LUBE) Tel: 905.631.1821 Fax; 905.631.1787


Tel: 905.670.4488

clutch products

Manwin Enterprises Inc.

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

Clutch Distribution Centre Inc. Specializing in all types of new and reman clutches, clutch components, new and used flywheel exchanges, and flywheel grinding. Pickup and delivery within the GTA available upon request. Fast and friendly service since 1986. Mention this ad for a discount. 30 Baywood Road, Unit 7 Toronto, ON M9V 3Z2 Tel: 416.745.9220 Tel [alt]: 416.742.0003 Fax:416.745.7829

DPF Cleaning

DPF Cleaning Specialists

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

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


“Large Account Service” to small fleet & start-up companies.” 176 Seacliff Drive West, Leamington, ON N8H 3Y5 Toll Free: 877.653.9426 Tel: 519. 419.5044 Fax: 519.326.4047


driver services, recruitment & employment

Mortgage Alliance Maximum Results (Reg: 10224)

Drakkar Human Resources 1131 Derry Road East Mississauga, ON L5T 1P3 Toll Free: 877.372.5527 Tel: 905.795.1397 Fax: 905.795.1391


Fax: 905.670.2748

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

Liquid Capital Midwest Corp.

cargo control products

factoring, finance & foreign exchange


Tel: 905.477.0057

Toll Free: 866.822.4022

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

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

Fax: 888.477.0029

1405 Denison Street Markham, ON L3R 5V2

compliance services

Fil-Mor Automotive & Clutch Products Ltd.

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.

Supplying Steel Buildings across Canada and around the world.

Flo Components Ltd.

clutch products

Contact: Norm Williams An Independently Owned & Operated Franchise of the MAC Network. debt consolidation. mortgages. Will consider selfemployed individuals. 1165 Franklin Blvd., Unit 1, Cambridge, ON N1R 8E1 Toll Free: 877.904.9222

Fasteners, Fittings, Hose & Shop Maintenance

Danatec Educational Services Ltd “Changing the way you train since 1985. Canada’s leading TDG Training & Services.” 201-11450 29 th Street SE Calgary, AB T2Z 3V5 Toll Free: 800.465.3366 Tel: 403.232.6950 Fax: 403.232.6952


Kee Human Resources 6760 Davand Drive, Unit 9 Mississauga, ON L5T 2L9 Toll Free: 800.661.0377 Tel: 905.670.0835 Fax: 866.329.5331 Emergency Road Services

F.B. Feeney Hardware

“Serving the industrial and trucking aftermarket since 1952.” 32 Carnforth Road Toronto, ON M4A 2K7 Toll Free: 800.363.0639 Tel: 416.750.4610 Fax: 416.750.4164


ICC The Compliance Center Inc. Dangerous Goods Supplies & Services. 205 Matheson Blvd. East, Unit 7 Mississauga, ON L4Z 1X8 Toll Free: 888.977.4834 Tel: 905.890.7228 Fax: 905.890.7070

Emergency Road Services Corporation 3413 Wolfedale Road, Suite 5 Mississauga, ON L5C 1Z8 Toll Free: 877.377.2262 Tel: 905.277.2377 Fax: 905.277.2378

Multi-Line Fastener Supply Co. Ltd.

“Serving fastener needs for Industrial, Automotive & Maintenance Trades.” 1100 Courtney Park Dr. E., Unit 5, Mississauga, ON L5T 1L7 Tel: 905.677.5088 Fax: 905.677.4917


insurance brokers

insurance brokers


Donaldson Company P. O. Box 1299, Minneapolis, MN 55440-1299 USA Toll Free: 800.374.1374 Tel: 952.887.3699 Fax: 952.887.3716 fleet management & litigation support

DWS Fleet Management Services Fleet Management & Litigation Support for the Trucking Industry. 21 Lake Street, Ste. 2101, Wrentham, MA 02093-1214 Tel: 508.384.9021 Cell: 508.397.7169 Fax: 508.384.9010 or fuel additives & lubricants

Bennetts Power Service Products P. O. Box 51016, RPO Tyndall Park Winnipeg, MB R2X 3C6 Toll Free: 877.778.4440 Tel: 204.694.1777 Fax: 204.633.0133 insurance brokers

DriverCheck Inc.

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

Hallmark Insurance Brokers Ltd. “The Transit Authority” 4 Lansing Square, Suite 100 Toronto, ON M2J 5A2 Toll Free: 800.492.4070 Tel: 416.492.4070 Fax: 416.492.4321



HUB International Ontario Ltd Transportation Insurance 33 Princess Street, Suite 501 Canadian Insurance Brokers Inc. Leamington, ON N8H 5C5 1 Eglinton Ave. East, Suite 415 Toll Free: 800.463.4700 Toronto, ON M4P 3Z1 Tel: 519.326.9339 Tel: 416.486.0951 Fax: 519.326.0128 Fax: 416.489.5311


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



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

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


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


NOCO Lubricants Company Best Service, Best Value, Best Quality 2 Bradpenn Road Toronto, ON M8Z 5S9 Toll Free: 800.414.6626 Tel: 416.232.6626 Fax: 416.201.9880

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

ON-Board truck Scales


Vulcan On-Board Scales

RP Oil Limited

Baizana Insurance Brokers 806 Greenbank Road Ottawa, ON K2J 1A2 Toll Free: 877.791.1682 Tel: 613.825.5575 Fax: 613.825.5624

Permits & services


730 Permit Services

Rainbow Insurance Brokers Inc

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

Wakefield Canada Inc. In Business since 1995 958 Road 2 East Kingsville, ON N9Y 2E4 Tel: 519.733.3268 Fax: 519.733.3282


Castrol HD creates products that deliver superior performance and greater reliability with the goal of reducing customer operating costs. 3620 Lakeshore Blvd. West Toronto, ON M8W 1P2 Toll Free: 800.268.5339 Tel: 416.252.5511 ext 4449 Fax: 416.252.7315 lubricants (synthetic)

What you want to protect the most. We protect the best! 30 Queen Street North Kitchener, ON N2H 6N2 Toll Free: 800.265.2634 Tel: 519.579.4270 Fax: 519.741.1977 or

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


••• Erb and Erb Insurance Brokers Ltd.

De-On Supply Inc. 1595 Lobsinger Line, R. R. #1 Waterloo, ON N2J 4G8 Toll Free: 800.824.4115 Fax: 888.626.7843

Best Services, Best Value, Best Quality

1111 Burns Street E. Unit 3 Whitby, ON L1N 6A6 Toll Free: 800.335.6623 Tel: 905.666.2313 Fax: 905.666.2761

Rust Control Products

Corrosion Control Coatings Ltd

Exclusive Canadian distributor of Worried about substance misuse & Tectyl ® industrial corrosion control abuse in your workplace? products. 1 Manley Street 106 Colborne Street, P. O. Box 1088 Ayr, ON N0B 1E0 Walkerton, ON N0G 2V0 Toll Free: 800.463.4310 Toll Free: 800.934.7771 Tel: 519.632.9371 Fax: 800.563.8078 Fax: 519.632.9534 ••• oil furnace sales & Service v

Jones Deslauriers Insurance Management Inc.

Dalton Timmis Insurance Group

Baird MacGregor Insurance Brokers LP

Medical Testing & Assesments


C.U.T.C. Inc. 1295 Carol Crescent Laval, QC H7W 1G3 Toll Free: 866.927.8294 Tel: 450.687.8294 Fax: 450.687.6963 Pressure Washers

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

Cramaro Tarpaulin Systems

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


Load Covering Solutions Ltd.

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


Trison Tarps 130 Copernicus Blvd. Brantford, ON N3P 1L9 Toll Free: 866.948.2777 Tel: 519.720.9464 Fax: 519.720.9468 test equipment-brakes, abs, lights

The CG & B Group Inc. Package policies for both local and long haul fleets. 120 South Town Centre Blvd. Markham, ON L6G 1C3 Toll Free: 800.267.6670 Tel: 905.479.6670 Fax: 905.479.9164

Sinwal Enterprises Inc 5656 Bell Harbour Drive Mississauga, ON L5M 5J3 Toll Free: 866.326.7645 Tel: 416.520.5527 Fax: 905.814.1802

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

Lite-Check, LLC 3102 East Trent Avenue Spokane, WA, 92202 Toll Free: 800.343.8579 Tel: 509.535.7512 Fax: 509.535.7680 May 2012   27

tire balancing

towing services

tire & wheel service & equipmenT

Duret et Landry Inc. 2250 Industrial Blvd. Laval, QC H7S 1P9 Toll Free: 800.663.0814 Tel: 514.337.7777 Fax: 450.663.2688

Ontario Office

Corghi, ON Contact: Terry Lefebvre Tel: 416.902.5663

Abrams Towing

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


6500 Millcreek Drive Mississauga, ON L5N 2W6 Toll Free: 800.267.2185 Tel: 905.821.0799 Fax: 905.821.2073 or

Pat Rogers Towing

Transit Trailer Ltd.

Action Automotive, Towing & Recovery

“Meeting Your Service Needs in Eastern Ontario” P. O. Box 126 Trenton ON K8V 5R2 Toll Free: 800.551.6151 Tel: 613.394.4924 Fax: 613.394.2428

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

trailer manufacturers [ tankers ]

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


185 Bartley Drive Toronto, ON M4A 1E6 We offer service to your light & medium duty vehicles in most areas of Ontario, 24/7. Simply dial... Toll Free: 855.424.2300 Tel: 416.424.2300 Fax: 416.424.2303

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Transportation Training

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


J P Towing Service & Storage Ltd 11 Glen Scarlett Road Toronto, ON M6N 1P5 Toll Free: 866.527.8225 Tel: 416.203.9300 Fax: 416.203.9303


Fort Garry Industries

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

Crossroads Training Academy

Centennial College

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

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


Kee Training Academy 6760 Davand Drive, Unit 9 Mississauga, ON L5T 2L9 Toll Free: 800.661.0377 Tel: 905.670.0835 Fax: 866.329.5331




107 Bellevue Drive, Box 1450 Belleville, ON K8N 5J1 Toll Free: 800.267.1888 Tel: 613.961.5144 Fax: 613.961.1255 or 888.485.6487


Commercial Heavy Equipment Training Contact: Gordon Brown 2421 Cawthra Road,Mississauga, ON L5A 2W7 Toll Free: 800.297.4322 Tel: 416.456.2438 Fax: 905.281.9637

Crossroads Training Academy K.B.W. Towing

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

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

Crossroads Truck Training Academy

10 Maple Street, Smiths Falls, ON K7A 1Z5 Toll Free: 866.529.1113 Tel: 613.742.7499 Fax: 613.742.7899 www.crossroadstrainingacademy. com Contact: Brent Nantais 505 Kenora Ave., Bldg. #1, Unit #1 Hamilton, ON L8E 3P2 Toll Free: 800.273.5867 Tel: 905.575.7606 Fax: 905.388.6699

Friendly Truck Driving School Contact: Thiru Mahalingam 850 Tapscott Road, Unit 9 Scarborough, ON M1Z 1N4 Tel: 416.291.9075 Fax: 416.291.1144

Greater Ottawa Truck Training

International Truckload Services Inc. Head Office – 36 Cardico Drive Gormley, ON L0H 1G0 Toll Free: 866.482.5311 Fax: 905.888.6061

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

Danbro Truck Training


GTA Trailer Rentals Inc.

Contact: Robert Barclay 888 Wallbridge Loyalist Road C.R.S. Bldg, Belleville, ON K8N 4Z5 Toll Free: 888.282.6605 Tel: 613.771.1495 Fax: 613.771.1495 Contact: Robert Barclay 1525 Centennial Drive Kingston, ON K7P 2Y7 Toll Free: 888.282.6605 Tel: 613.389.6000 Fax: 613.389.1998


Erb Group of Companies

Crossroads Training Academy

Crossroads Training Academy

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 Bedard Tankers Inc. Fax: 416.667.8272 Leader in Dry Bulk, Liquid, Liquified vince@ Compressed Gas & Cryogenic Road Tanker Trailers. www.carmentransportationgroup. 5785 Place Turcot com Montreal, QC H4C 1V9 Tel: 514.937.1670 ••• Fax: 514.937.2190 trailer Sales, leasing, rentals & service


Stellar Roadside Assistance Ltd.

Transportation Training

Brian Kurtz Trucking Ltd.

Carmen Transportation Group

85 Pondhollow Road Sudbury, ON P3E 6C1


27 Automatic Road, Brampton, ON L6S 5N8 Toll Free: 800.373.6678 Tel: 905.791.1369 ext 3747 Fax: 905.791.1278

Titan Trailers

1129 Hwy #3, R. R. #3 Delhi, ON N4B 2W6 Tel: 519.688.4826 Fax: 519.688.6453

Gobbo Towing & Recovery Ltd.

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

22217 Bloomfield Rd., R. R. #6 Chatham, ON N7M 5J6 Toll Free: 877.995.5999 Tel: 519.354.9944 Fax: 519.354.9782


towing services

A Towing Service Ltd.

Transport Companies

Transport Companies


Hofmann Balancing Techniques Ltd

trailer Sales, leasing, rentals & service

Yanke Group of Companies

Counteract Balancing Beads 13029 8th Line Georgetown, ON L7G 4S4 Toll Free: 800.572.8952 Tel: 905.873.3339 Fax: 905.873.3088

towing services

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

Contact: Read Conley or Diane Austin 49 Truman Road Barrie, ON L4N 8Y7 Toll Free: 866.446.0057 Tel: 705.719.2419 Fax: 705.719.2438 diane@crossroadstrainingacademy. com or

Contact: Shahram Dowlatshahi 5 Caesar Avenue Ottawa, ON K2G 0A8 Tel: 613.727.4688 Fax: 613.727.5997

Jay’s Professional Truck Training Centre

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

Kim Richardson Transportation Specialists Inc. Heavy equipment & forklift also available. Contact: Roxanne Wilkieson 172 Argyle Street N., Upper Level Caledonia, ON N3W 2J2 Toll Free: 800.771.8171 Tel: 905.765.3445 Fax: 905.765.1444

Transportation Training

Transportation Training

Transportation Training

truck delivery

truck parts & supplies

truck parts & supplies




Fort Garry Industries Kim Richardson Transportation Specialists Inc. Heavy equipment & forklift also available. Contact: Roxanne Wilkieson 634 Ireland Road Simcoe, ON N3Y 4K8 Toll Free: 800.771.8171 Tel: 519.426.8260 ext. 232 Fax: 519.428.3112

Kim Richardson Transportation Specialists Inc. Heavy equipment & forklift also available. Contact: Roxanne Wilkieson 120 Bill Martyn Parkway St. Thomas, ON N5R 6A7 Toll Free: 800.771.8171 Tel: 905.765.3445 Fax: 905.765.1444

Modern Training Ontario Contact: Nick Korakas 308 Kenora Avenue, Hamilton, ON L8E 2W2 Toll Free: 866.443.7483 Tel: 905.573.9675 Fax: 905.573.6425

Northern Academy of Transportation Training Contact: Kevin Pattison 25 Vagnini Court, Lively, ON P3Y 1K8 Toll Free: 800.719.9334 Tel: 705.692.9222 Fax: 705.692.9256

Northstar Truck Driving School Contact: Robert Labute 5044 Walker Road, Windsor, ON, N9A 6J3 Tel: 519.737.0444 Fax: 519.737.0445

Ontario Truck Driving School (Chatham) Contact: Bill Kent 1005 Richmond Street, Chatham, ON N7M 5J5 Toll Free: 800.263.4777 Tel: 519.355.0077 Fax: 866.800.6837

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

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

Ontario Truck Driving School (Oldcastle) Contact: Bill Kent 2155 Fasan Drive, Oldcastle, ON, N0R 1L0 Toll Free: 866.410.0333 Tel: 519.258.0333 Fax: 519.258.9065

Shaun-David Truck Training School Contact: David Nicholas

Acadian Driveaway

10 Spalding Drive

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

Brantford, ON N3T 6B8 Toll Free: 866.550.5589 Tel: 519.720.9349 Fax: 519.720.9351

Tri-County Truck Driver Training Contact: Richard Wynia 480 Waydom Drive Ayr, ON N0B 1E0 Toll Free: 800.265.0400 Tel: 519.653.1700 Fax: 519.622.4002

Ontario Truck Driving School (Owen Sound)

Contact: Admissions Officer 1051 2nd Avenue East Owen Sound, ON N4K 2H8 Toll Free: 800.263.4777 Tel: 519.376.0444 Fax: 866.800.6837

Valley Driver Training


Fort Garry Industries Sales and NSM certified installation of snow plows, sanders, mixers, dump bodies and more. truck Exhaust systems


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


99 Cote Blvd.

3455 Miners Avenue P. O. Box 1848, Saskatoon, SK S7K 7K9 Toll Free: 800.772.4599 Tel: 306.242.3465 Fax: 306.933.4850

Hanmer, ON P3P 1L9 Tel: 705.969.8848 Fax: 705.969.3584

Truck & Trailer Repairs

Ontario Truck Driving School (Sarnia)

safeties and a whole lot more.

Fort Garry Industries

Texis Truck Exhaust “Diesel Performance Specialisits” 1850 Gage Court Mississauga, ON L5S 1S2 Toll Free: 800.267.4740 Tel: 905.795.2838 Fax: 905.678.3030 truck lighting & accessories

Brake specialists, installations,

Contact: Bill Kent 141 Mitton Street South Sarnia, ON N7T 3C5 Toll Free: 800.263.4777 Tel: 519.332.8778 Fax: 866.800.6837

MTT Repair Services Inc.

Ontario Truck Training Academy (Peterborough)

Fax: 905.677.2774

Contact: Yogan Sockalingam 4 Wilkinson Road, 2nd Floor Brampton, ON L6T 4M3 Tel: 905.793.9546 Fax: 905.793.6426

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

Fort Garry Industries

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

Safety Truck Training School Ltd


Fort Garry Industries

Contact: Jamie Fitchett

Ontario Truck Training Academy (Oshawa)

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

truck equipment

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


1868 Drew Road Mississauga, ON L5S 1J6 Tel: 905.677.2771 truck CUSTOMIZING

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

Grote Industries Co. 230 Travail Road Markham, ON L3S 3J1 Toll Free: 800.268.5612 Tel: 905.209.9744 Fax: 905.209.9757 or Toll Free: 800.267.9024 truck parts & supplies

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



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

red deer

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


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

thunder bay

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


Levy Steering Centre Ltd. 1409 Shawson Drive Mississauga, ON L4W 1C4 Toll Free: 800.565.5389 Tel: 905.564.1899 Fax: 905.564.1911



Shield Truck Accessories

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

P. O. Box 281 Aylmer, ON N5H 2R9 Toll Free: 866.617.0201 Tel: 519.765.2828 Fax: 519.765.2821

Fort Garry Industries

grande prairie

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


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

truck sales, leasing, parts & service

Arrow Truck Sales “Premium Used Truck Dealer”. 1285 Shawson Drive Mississauga, ON L4W 1C4 Toll Free: 800.794.8627 Tel: 905.564.3411 Fax: 905.564.3419 May 2012   29

truck sales, leasing, parts & service

truck sales, leasing, parts & service

truck transmissions, differentials & pto’s

truck transmissions, differentials & pto’s

Gerry’s Truck Centre “Your Complete Transportation

Surgenor Truck Centre

Business Partner.”

261 Binnington Court Kingston, ON K7M 9H2 Toll Free: 877.548.1101 Tel: 613.548.1100 Fax: 613.548.4990

4049 Eastgate Cres. London, ON N6L 1B7 Toll Free: 800.363.4380 Tel: 519.652.2100 Fax: 519.652.6593

Truck tire sales & service

Awash Systems Corp. C & R Transmission Service Ltd. We service clutches also. 13 Anderson Blvd. Stouffville, ON L4A 7X4 Toll Free: 888.297.0682 Tel: 905.642.4556 Fax: 905.642.2293



Canada-Wide Parts Distributors Ltd

Canada’s leading supplier of Powertrain Components. 1261A Shawson Drive Mississauga, ON L4W 1C4 Toll Free: 877.564.3116 Tel: 905.564.3116 Fax: 905.564.3119 customerservice@

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

Automatic Wash Systems and Water Treatment Recycling Systems customized to your requirements. 2810 Matheson Blvd. E., 2nd Floor Mississauga, ON L2T 2B9 Toll Free: 800.265.7405 Tel: 905.624.7227


Trans Canada Automatic Truck Wash

Diesel Truck Parts Inc.

Morgan’s Diesel Truck Parts & Service Inc.

truck Wash Systems

Ontario Regional Office

Over 100 Truck Tire Service Centres Across Canada 520 Abilene Drive Mississauga, ON L5T 2H7 Toll Free: 800.465.0618 Tel: 905.564.5171 Fax: 905.564.5175

Canada Powertrain 3833 Nashua Drive Mississauga, ON L4V 1R3 Toll Free: 800.268.4809 Tel: 905.677.3522 Fax: 905.677.4618

Domar Transmission Ltd. When it comes to transmissions… think DOMAR 130 Skyway Avenue, Toronto, ON M9W 4Y9 Tel: 416.675.2268 Toll Free Tel: 800.387.4883 Email:

Home of the 8 Minute Semi Wash and the Clean Ride Car Wash Yellowhead Highway 16 West South at Range Road 14, P. O. Box 1825 Lloydminster, AB T9V 3C2 Tel: 780.874.9274 Fax: 780.874.9275

ATsSA Sudbury

Getting Ready for Warm Weather By Marek Krasuski


n April 12, 2012, the ATSSA Sudbury Chapter held its monthly dinner meeting at the Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel. Chapter President, Stewart McBain, opened the meeting with a brief discussion of apprenticeship awards which will be celebrated in May, and with an introduction to the evening’s sponsors, Cambrian College and Cummins. Following dinner, Dave Kloos gave his monthly “tech talk,” this time on pre-season servicing of air conditioning units. He urged attendees to check tension on all belts and assess the condition of heater and refrigerant hoses. Other check points included evaporators, and heater cores, particularly for the accumulation of foreign materials that can restrict air flow. Common to most air conditioners today are filters which, 30    May 2012

Dave said, should be replaced; clogged filters will affect operational performance. In conclusion, Dave suggested that in the absence of a refrigerant identifier, users should turn everything off and check pressures with manifold gauges. Following Dave’s talk, Program Coordinator and college professor, Robert (Bob) Huzij, delivered an overview of Cambrian’s apprenticeship model in both the Truck & Coach and Heavy Equipment learning streams. Cambrian College offers the CODAP – Co-op Diploma Apprenticeship Program – alternative; the other learning program in Ontario is the Block Release model. This post secondary program includes a college diploma and all apprenticeship in-school hours which are completed in the two year period. Students can specialize either in Truck & Coach or Heavy

Equipment. Unique to the Cambrian program is the third option: an additional third year of study after which, if successful, learners will receive accreditation in both specialties. It may be a lot of education, but Bob says it stands to reap substantial rewards for those prepared to tough it out. “A lot of companies are looking for both college graduates as well as apprentices. The more education a person has, the more attractive they are for potential employers.” The Cambrian College model will be examined in detail in next month’s issue of Ontario Trucking News. Completing the roster of speakers was Cummins representative, Ron Meredith, who introduced Cummins with an overview of the company’s percentage of market share which, he said, has reached close to 50 percent thus far in 2012. Meredith acknowledged

that Cummins owes much of its success to the network of quality partners distributed across the continent and beyond. “Our partners have done a great job and support us in many different ways,” he said. Meredith also drew atten-

tion to the challenges presented by new emissions standards imposed by the Environmental Protection Agency. The Sudbury chapter of the ATSSA holds monthly dinner meetings on the second Thursday of each

month from September through to, and including, June. Industry participants are encouraged to join and/or sponsor an evening which presents the opportunity to highlight product and service offerings to an engaged audience.


Industry Converges at Canada’s National Truck Show By Marek Krasuski


t was an event worth celebrating. Thousands came to Toronto’s International Centre from April 19 to 21 to see what’s new in trucking. Truck World 2012 dazzled guests with hundreds of exhibits showing and demonstrating the latest in product designs and services from OEMs, manufacturers, distributors, suppliers and supporting organizations. Over 300,000 square feet of floor space was dedicated to displays and conference space for presentations by experts in their respective fields. Seminars included topics on load distribution and gravity calculations, new inspection requirements, maintenance software and the impact of social media on operational efficiencies. The Exhibitor Presentation Theatre, in addition, provided an oasis from the noise of the crowd where the public received firsthand information about products and services from manufacturers. Subject material ranged from natural gas engines to diesel exhaust, suspension systems, border issues, and challenges the industry faces in recruitment, retention and profitability. Over 300 exhibitors featured their innovations, providing enough diversity, information and entertainment for even the most discriminating guests. Heightened optimism was palpable, evidenced not only by the 20,000 industry visitors,

but also by the enthusiasm with which exhibitors transmitted their product and service offerings. These people are passionate about what they do, and in this issue we celebrate their excitement with snapshots depicting a selection of exhibitors and the diversity of their products and services. Enjoy the tour! In a prominent display sure to catch the eye of guests entering the show, Volvo showcased the hybrid diesel and electrically powered engine which has gained popularity in Europe, particularly in London, England, where the City transit system has added over one hundred of these fuel saving units into its fleet of buses. Priced at $70,000 more than its conventional diesel counterpart, company spokesmen say the 30 percent fuel consumption saving and extra horsepower offset the additional purchase cost over time. Territory Sales Manager for Peterbilt, Steve Donnelly, gives a lesson on the benefits of natural gas powered engines. Peterbilt, he says, has been an industry leader in engine modification for natural gas use. Many natural gas trucks are already on the road in the US, and Steve says they are gaining popularity in Canada. The engines promise a 25 percent reduction in emissions and a 30 percent reduction in fuel costs. Fuelling stations and related infrastructure for natural gas use in

Wingliner’s company motto, “Work less. Do More.” is supported by a unique trailer cover design that has been gaining world attention from delivery companies. Wingliner’s innovative approach includes hydraulic sidewalls that fold themselves onto the roof, allowing all-around access to goods in any location throughout the length of the trailer.

trucks still fall short of the required level, but major projects already underway. An abundant resource and low-cost supply of natural gas are incentives for further development. This Western Star baby blue beauty receives plenty of TLC from a team of people who work for the company and are devoted to the customization of Western Star trucks featured in corporate shows. This highway truck packs a Detroit DD16 15.6 L engine, comes with threaded front suspension spring pin bushings, and is adorned with a Prairie Buckskin Premium Interior. Trucking is widely perceived as a man’s profession. The non profit association, Women In Trucking, is challenging that perception. Founded in 2007, Association President, Ellen Voie, says the organization was established for three reasons: to encourage women to consider a career in the industry, to address obstacles that discourage women from entering the profession or reasons that prevent them from succeeding, and to celebrate success. Ellen says there are close to 200,000 women working in trucking in the United States alone, and that their role as drivers, logistics experts, builders, sellers, as well as safety, compliance, and human resources professionals is significant. Bridgestone had on hand the latest in product innovation. Dave McDonald, Commercial Sales Manager for this tire company, explained how Bridgestone is leading in the production of tires that meet demanding fuel efficiency standards. Their new line of Ecopia SmartWay Verified Products feature low rolling resistance. In some brands the shape of casings has been changed to reach that objective. Single tires for ultra wide applications, another product option, increase payload capacity and, if used on both tractor and trailer, can reduce vehicle

weight by as much as 1,200 pounds. Starlite Graphics and Signs came to the Show ready to enhance the image of any interested companies. The graphics company designs and produces vinyl surfaces on which customers can have printed corporate logos, images and virtually any content of their choice. Their vinyl images can be attached to many surfaces, including glass, and come with product warranties. In business for 75 years, the Quebec-based company, Simard Suspensions, has long since set its sights much farther afield. Specializing in the manufacture and installation of suspensions for vocational trucks, Simard has built a stellar reputation at home and abroad. It has reconfigured over 1,000 truck suspension systems now working in trucks in Chile’s mining industry. The company also has over 300 configurations that meet varying regulations in each of Canada’s ten provinces and territories, says company president, David Tremblay. Wingliner’s company motto, “Work less. Do More.” Is supported by a unique trailer cover design that has been gaining world attention from delivery companies. Conventional box trailers offer excellent protection but are difficult to load and unload as access is restricted to the back of the trailer. Wingliner’s innovative approach includes hydraulic sidewalls that fold themselves onto the roof, allowing all-around access to goods in any location throughout the length of the trailer. The company says that drivers are 40 percent more efficient per delivery stop, averaging a savings of one full day over the course of a work week. Truck World 2012 was supported by the Ontario Trucking Association, Canadian Trucking Alliance and the Canadian Transportation Equipment Association and the support of exhibitors and sponsors.


In a prominent display sure to catch the eye of guests entering the show, Volvo showcased the hybrid diesel and electrically powered engine which has gained popularity in Europe, particularly in London, England, where the City transit system has added over one hundred of these fuel saving units into its fleet of buses. Priced at $70,000 more than its conventional diesel counterpart, company spokesmen say the 30 percent fuel consumption saving and extra horsepower offset the additional purchase cost over time.

This Western Star baby blue beauty receives plenty of TLC from a team of people who work for the company and are devoted to the customization of Western Star trucks featured in corporate shows. This highway truck packs a Detroit DD16 15.6 L engine, comes with threaded front suspension spring pin bushings, and is adorned with a Prairie Buckskin Premium Interior.

Bridgestone had on hand the latest in product innovation. Dave McDonald, Commercial Sales Manager for this tire company, explained how Bridgestone is leading in the production of tires that meet demanding fuel efficiency standards. Their new line of Ecopia SmartWay Verified Products feature low rolling resistance. In some brands the shape of casings has been changed to reach that objective. Single tires for ultra wide applications, also part of the product line, increase payload capacity and, if used on both tractor and trailer, can reduce vehicle weight by as much as 1,200 pounds. May 2012   31

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








Grande Prairie


Red Deer


Flying J Cardlock

Flying J Cardlock

Flying J Travel Plaza

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

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

Flying J Cardlock 85 East Lake Cres., Airdrie, AB T4B 2B5 Tel: 403.948.4193 Parking for 10.


Flying J Travel Plaza 1260 Cassils Road East, Brooks, AB T1R 1B7 Tel: 403.362.5594 Parking for 20, Showers (2).


Cougar Fuels Ltd. 5602-54th Avenue

Bonnyville, AB Tel: 780.826.3043 Fax: 780.826.6353 Email:

Flying J Dealer 4949 Barlow Trail SE, Calgary, AB T2B 3B5 Tel: 403.569.6250 Fax: 403.235.5095 7 Diesel Lanes, Parking for 80, Showers (9).


Flying J Dealer RoadKing Travel Centre 4949 Barlow Trail SE Calgary, AB T2B 3B5 Tel: 403.569.6251 Fax: 403.235.5095

Drayton Valley

Flying J Cardlock

Convenience store, cardlock and showers.

5505 Jubilee Avenue, Drayton Valley, AB T7A 1S3 Tel: 801.725.1370



1st Avenue, 1st Street, Grassland, AB T0A 1V0 Tel: 780.525.2295 Fax: 780.525.2297 10 Diesel Lanes, Parking for 75, Showers (2). Ha


Flying J Dealer Hwy 9 & Hwy 36 South, Hanna, AB T0J 1P0 Tel: 403.854.5000 3 Diesel Lanes, Parking for 100, Showers (2).

High Level

Calgary Husky Travel Centre 2525-32nd Avenue NE Calgary, AB T1Y 6B7 Tel: 403.291.1233

Flying J Cardlock 15609 - 121A. Avenue, Edmonton, AB T5V 1B1 Tel: 708.413.9116

10529 - 96th Street, High Level, AB T0H 1Z0 Tel: 780.926.2066 Parking for 25.

Flying J Travel Plaza 4216 - 72nd Avenue SE, Calgary, AB T2C 2C1 Tel: 403.236.2404 5 Diesel Lanes, Parking for 15, Showers (2), TripPak.

16806 - 118th Avenue, Edmonton, AB T5V 1M8 Tel: 780.455.1111 Fax: 780.482.4448 6 Diesel Lanes, Parking for 100, Showers (8).

294 Kelly Road, Hinton, AB T7V 1H2 Tel: 801.725.1370



Flying J Cardlock 2520 - 2nd Avenue, Edson, AB T7E 1N9 Tel: 780.723.4744

Flying J Cardlock

Nisku Truck Stop Suite 201 - 8020 Sparrow Drive Leduc, AB T9E 7G3 Tel: 780.986.7867 Fax: 780.986.7898 Web: Open 24 hours, 7 days, restaurant, cardlock, ATM, convenience store, showers, scale.

Flying J Cardlock 2525 - 23rd Street NE, Calgary, AB T2E 7M1 Tel: 403.250.3835 32    May 2012

Flying J Cardlock


Husky Travel Centre 5721-44th Street Lloydminster, AB T9V 0B3 Tel: 780.872.7089


1802-10 Avenue, SW Medicine Hat, AB Tel: 403.527.6411 Fax: 403.529.1660 Showers.


Flying J Dealer 2810 - 21st Avenue, Nanton, AB T0L 1R0 Tel: 403.646.3181 Fax: 403.646.6233 3 Diesel Lanes, Parking for 40, Showers (3), Humpty’s Restaurant.


Flying J Cardlock

Flying J Cardlock

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

1005 - 43rd Street, Lethbridge, AB T1K 7B8 Tel: 403.328.4735

Flying J Travel Plaza 302 - 20th Avenue, Nisku, AB T9E 7T8 Tel: 780.955.3535 5 Diesel Lanes, Parking for 8, Showers (2), Pizza, TripPak.

British Columbia


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

Flying J Travel Plaza Hwy #49 & 2, Box 73, Rycroft, AB T0H 3A0 Tel: 780.765.3740 Fax: 780.765.3748 Parking for 8, Pizza.

Husky Travel Centre

Petro Canada Card Lock AgCom Petroleum Fuel Sales

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

Annacis Island

Sherwood Park

Fort McMurray



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

Flying J Travel Plaza

Flying J Dealer 11511 - 40th Street SE, Calgary, AB T2H 1L4 Tel: 403.720.0904 Fax: 403.720.4937 8 Diesel Lanes, Parking for 128, Showers (9), CAT Scales, TripPak.

5904-44th Street Lloydminster, AB T9V 1V6 Tel: 888.875.2495 Fax: 780.875.2095 Convenience store, showers & laundry facilities

561-15th Street SW Medicine Hat, AB T1A 4W2 Tel: 403.527.5561


Flying J Travel Plaza

Hancock Petroleum

6607 - 67th Street, Red Deer, AB T4P 1A4 Tel: 403.346.2842 Fax: 403.346.2852 5 Diesel Lanes, Parking for 26, Showers (4), Pizza.

Flying J Travel Plaza 1291 Cliveden Avenue, Annacis Island, Delta, BC V5M 6G4 Tel: 604.521.4445 Parking for 4, Showers (1), TripPak.


Flying J Travel Plaza 50 Pembina Rd., Sherwood Park, AB T8H 2G9 Tel: 780.416.2035 Fax: 780.416.2084 8 Diesel Lanes, Parking for 142, Showers (9), Denny’s/Pepperoni’s, CAT Scales, TripPak.

Flying J Travel Plaza 7970 Lickman Rd., Chilliwack, BC V2R 1A9 Tel: 604.795.7265 Parking for 21, Showers (2).

RoadKing Travel Centre Strathcona Inc. 26 Strathmoor Drive Sherwood Park, AB T8H 2B6 Tel: 780.417.9400 Fax: 780.417.9449

Chilliwack Husky Travel Centre


7620A Vedder Road Chilliwack, BC V2R 4E8 Tel: 604.858.5113

Strathmore Husky Travel Centre

Chilliwack Petro-Pass

436 Ridge Road Strathmore, AB T1P 1B5 Tel: 403.934.3522 Fax: 403.934.3555 Email: hk7969@popmail. Web: Open 24 hours, 7 days, restaurant, cardlock, ATM, convenience store, showers.

45461 Yale Road West Chilliwack, BC Tel: 604.795.9421 Fax: 604.792.8931 Commercial cardlock open 24hrs, 7 days, convenience store open Monday to Friday, 8am-5pm (washrooms).

British Columbia

British Columbia

British Columbia






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


Jepson Petroleum Ltd. Box 1408 Golden, BC V0A 1H0 Tel: 250.344.6161 Fax: 250.344.2232 Email: Open 8am-5pm mon-fri, lubes & propane, 24hr cardlock, regular, diesel & diesel mark.

Husky Travel Centre 9206-97 Street R.R. #2, Osoyoos, BC V0H 1V2 Tel: 250.495.6443 th

Prince George


Morris Husky

Hwy 75 South, Box 989 Morris, MB R0G 1K0 Tel: 204.746.8999 Fax: 204.746.2611 Email: Web: Open 24 hours, 7 days, restaurant Mon. – Fri. 6am-11pm, Sat. & Sun. – 7am-11pm, cardlock, ATM, convenience store with lottery, showers.

Flying J Travel Plaza Flying J Cardlock 2209 Theatre Road, Cranbrook, BC V1C 4H4 Tel: 250.426.3763


Flying J Cardlock 1411 Northwest Blvd., Creston, BC V0B 1G6 Tel: 250.428.7131

Dawson Creek

Dogwood Valley Husky Travel Centre

Flood Hope Husky Travel Centre 61850 Flood-Hope Road R.R. #2, Hope, BC V0X 1L2 Tel: 604.869.9214

Flying J Cardlock


Husky Travel Centre

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


10128 Nordel Court Delta, BC V4G 1J7 Tel: 604.582.1433



27052 Baker Road Hope, BC V0X 1L3 Tel: 604.869.9443


1725 Alaska Avenue, Dawson Creek, BC V1G 1P5 Tel: 250.782.3111 Showers (2).

4869 Continental Way, Prince George, BC V2N 5S5 Tel: 250.563.1677 Showers (3).

Husky Travel Centre 1340 Trans Canada Hwy. Sicamous, BC V0G 2V0 Tel: 250.836.4675 Fax: 280.836.2230 Contact: Shelley Arvandel Open 24-7, restaurant (6am10pm), convenience store, showers, laundry facilities, parking, photocopier, oil products, ATM and fax machine.

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

Fort St. John

9407 - 109th Street, Fort St. John, BC V1J 6K6 Tel: 250.785.3052

Flying J Cardlock 8655 Boundary Road, Vancouver, BC V5S 4H3 Tel: 604.454.9578


Flying J Cardlock

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

grand falls


Enfield Big Stop (Circle K) 6757 Hwy #2 Enfield, NS S2T 1C8 Tel: 902.882.2522 Fax: 902.883.1769 Open 24-7, full-service islands, driver’s lounge, restaurant (6 am-11pm), convenience store, showers & parking.


truro heights

Truro Heights Circle K



1747 Brookside Blvd., Winnipeg, MB R2C 2E8 Tel: 204.633.0663 Showers (2), TripPak.

Flying J Cardlock

Petro Canada-Petro Pass Brandon Husky Travel Centre

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.

1990-18th Street North Brandon, MB R7C 1B3 Tel: 204.728.7387


500 Oak Point Highway Winnipeg, MB Tel: 204.949.7292 Fax: 204.949.7295 Open 24-7, driver’s lounge & game room, convenience store, laundry facilities, ATM, showers & parking

Tobique One Stop

Ontario, Eastern


Antrim Truck Stop


Salisbury Big Stop 2986 Fredericton Road Salisbury, NB E4J 2G1 Tel: 506.372.3333 Fax: 506.372.0083 Open 24-7, driver’s lounge & game room, restaurant, convenience store, showers, laundry facilities, parking & CAT scale

Lincoln Big Stop Circle K 4100 Portage Avenue, Headingley, MB R4H 1C5 Tel: 204.832.8952 Fax: 204.832.9104 8 Diesel Lanes, Parking for 150, Showers (9), Denny’s/Pizza, CAT Scales.

86 Connector Rd., Hwy 102 Exit 13, Truro Heights, NS B2N 5B6 Tel: 902.897.0333 Fax: 902.897.0499 Open 24-7, self service islands, driver’s lounge, restaurant, convenience store, showers & parking.

580 White Lake Road, Arnprior, ON K7S 3G9 Exit 115, Perth-Andover, NB Tel: 613.623.3003 Tel: 506.273.9682 Fax: 506.273.9682 Fax: 613.623.1003 Open 24-7, full service islands, Toll Free: 866.334.4775 driver’s lounge with large screen, restaurant, satellite TV, convenience Open 24-7, full service islands, store, showers, laundry, parking & restaurant, convenience store, free high-speed internet. showers, overnight parking, driver’s sALISBURY lounge, CAT scale, garage service facilities, tire service, Western Star truck dealer.


New Westminster

Nova Scotia

Petro Pass

Highway 1 East, Portage La Prairie, MB R1N 3B2 Tel: 204.857.9997 Parking for 40.

Flying J Travel Plaza

Exit 191, 198 Beardsley Road Woodstock, NB Tel: 506.328.2994 Driver’s Fax: 506.325.2148 email: calving.murraystruckstop Open 24-7, full service islands, driver’s lounge & game room, restaurant, convenience store, showers, laundry facilities, parking & CAT scale & tire sales & service.

315 Ouellette Street Grand Falls, NB Tel: 506.473.5575 Fax: 506.475.9816 Toll Free: 800.361.8322 Driver’s lounge & game room, convenience store, showers, laundry facilities, internet services, showers, parking & CAT scale.


131 Warman Road & Hwy. #59, Winnipeg, MB R2J 3R3 Tel: 204.231.5485

Wagons West Travel Plaza

24 Braid St., New Westminster, BC V3L 3P3 Tel: 604.522.6511


Murray’s Truck Stop

Exit 450, 2600 Mountain Road Moncton, NB E1G 3T6 Tel: 506.859.6000 Fax: 506.859.6005 Open 24-7, convenience store, fast food, ATM & washrooms.


Flying J Cardlock


Portage La Prairie

Flying J Travel Plaza

Flying J Travel Plaza

Flying J Cardlock

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

New Brunswick

Aulac Big Stop Circle K


2190 Douglas Street North, Merritt, BC V0K 2B0 Tel: 250.280.1555

Petro Canada Southcoast Petroleum Ltd.

Petro Canada-Petro Pass

New Brunswick

Ultramar 25 Bellevue Dr., Hwy 401 Exit 538 (rear of Ultramar Service Station) Belleville, ON K8N 4Z5 Tel: 613.771.1755 Open 24 hrs, lunch counter, convenience store, washrooms, showers, short-time parking & driver’s lounge


415 Nevers Rd. Waasis, NB E3B 9E1 2085 Shanly Rd., Hwy 401 Exit 730 Tel: 506.446.4444 928 Marion Street, Cardinal, ON K0C 1E0 Driver Fax: 506.446.4455 Winnipeg, MB Tel: 613.657.3019 Tel: 204.949.7280 Open 24 hrs, restaurant, Open 24-7, Irving FP Solution Fax: 204.949.7288 convenience store,washrooms, I-24, driver’s lounge, restaurant, Open 24-7, driver’s lounge & game showers, overnight parking & room, convenience store, laundry convenience store,showers,laundry driver’s lounge. facilities, free over night parking. facilities, showers & parking

Petro Canada-Petro Pass

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Ontario, Eastern

Ontario, Eastern



Ontario, Northern

Ontario, Northern

Ontario, Western

Ontario, Western

hWY 144 @ 560a




Sudbury Petro Pass

Fifth Wheel Truck Stop

Fifth Wheel Truck Stop

Watershed Car & Truck Stop

Fifth Wheel Truck Stop 1901 McConnell Avenue, Hwy 401 Exit 792 Cornwall, ON K6H 5R6 Tel: 613.933.8363 Fax: 613.932.3952 Open 24 hrs, diesel fuel, fullservice fuel islands, convenience store fuel bar, take-out food, CAT scale, Blue Beacon truck wash, propane, Sunoco Cardlock, restaurant, 200+ truck parking, private showers, laundry facilities, driver’s lounge & arcade room, Bell Canada internet kiosk, barber shop, ATM, drug testing centre, chapel, motel (smoking & non-smoking), tire shop, lube shop, mechanic shop, Irving cardlock.

Flying J Associate 3250 Brookdale Avenue, Cornwall, ON K6H 5T3 Tel: 613.933.5668 Fax: 613.933.8053


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.


Esso-Kingston Hwy 401 Exit 611 Kingston, ON Tel: 613.384.8888 Fax: 613.634.3162 Open 24-7

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


Flying J Travel Plaza

Ultramar 1993 Hwy 15, Exit 623 Kingston, ON K7L 4V3 Tel & Fax: 613.542.7971 Email: Open 24/7, fast-food, convenience store, ATM, overnight parking.


Ultramar 3199 Hawthorne Road, (Exit 110 off Hwy 417) Behind Ultramar Service Station Ottawa, ON K1G 3V8 Tel: 613.248.9319 Open 24 hrs, lunch counter, convenience store, washrooms, driver’s lounge, showers & short-time parking


Angelo’s Truck Stop 2025 County Road 44 Spencerville, ON K0E 1X0 Tel: 613.925.5158 Fax: 613.925.5158 Open 7 days, game room, restaurant, convenience store, showers, parking & CAT scale.

vankleek hill

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



Pilot Travel Center Flying J Travel Plaza 20382 Old Highway #2, Lancaster, ON K0C 1N0 Tel: 613.347.2221 Fax: 613.347.1970 11 Diesel Lanes, Parking for 71, Showers (7), Denny’s, CAT Scales, Bulk Diesel.


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

north bay

BayTruck Stop 3060 Hwy 11 North North Bay, ON Tel: 705.474.8410 Fax: 705.495.4076 Toll Free: 888.474.8410 Email: Web: Open 24-7, full service islands, restaurant, convenience store, showers, parking & truck repairs within 2 km.

Sault Ste. Marie


3070 Regent Street Sudbury, ON Tel: 705.522.8701 Fax: 705.522.4280 Open Mon-Fri. 6am-11pm, Sat. 8am-8pm & sun. 10am-9pm, driver’s lounge & game room, convenience store (hot food, pizza, chilli & soup), laundry facilities, showers & parking.

Herb’s Travel Plaza

1515 County Road #20, (Hwy 417 Exit 51) Dunvegan, ON Tel: 613.527.1026 or 613.627.2100 Fax: 613.527.2726 Open 24-7, full service islands, restaurant (Tim Horton’s), convenience store, showers, parking & ATM.

21160 Service Road, Exit 27 off Hwy 417 Vankleek Hill, Ontario Toll Free: 800.593.4372 Tel: 613.525.2120 Fax: 613.525.1595 Email: Open 24-7 driver’s lounge, restaurant, convenience store, laundry facilities, ATM, internet services, showers & parking.


Ontario, Northern

Flying J Cardlock


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

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


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


2475 South Service Road, (Exit 431, Hwy 401, Waverly Road) Bowmanville, ON L1C 3L1 Tel: 905.623.3604 Fax: 905.623.7109 Open 24 hrs., diesel fuel, convenience store, CAT scale, gasoline (self service), ATM, propane, convenience store at fuel bar, Sunoco fleet fuel cardlock ,full service fuel islands, restaurant, private showers, laundry facilities, driver’s lounge & arcade room, 100+ truck parking capacity, motel (smoking & non-smoking),Bell Canada internet kiosk, Irving cardlock.

Marshall Truck & Trailer Repair & Truck Stop Fifth Wheel Truck Stop

3305 Dorchester Road, (Exit 199, Hwy 401, East of London) Dorchester, ON N0L 1G0 Tel: 519.268.7319 Fax: 519.268.2967 Esso Truck Stop Open 24 hrs, diesel fuel, 2154 Riverside Drive convenience store, CAT scale, blue Timmins, ON beacon truck wash, drug testing Tel: 705.268.3400 centre, gasoline (self serve), ATM, Fax: 705.267.7231 take-out food, open roads chapel, Sunoco & Irving Cardlock, full Open 24-7, restaurant, convenience service fuel islands, restaurant, store, ATM & showers. private showers, laundry facilities, Waubaushene driver’s lounge, 150+ parking Waubaushene Truck Stop capacity, motel (smoking & 21 Quarry Road, Box 419, non-smoking), arcade room, Waubaushene, ON L0K 2L0 convenience store. Tel: 705.538.2900 drumbo Fax: 705.538.0452 T rucker ’s Haven Email: Hwy 401, Exit 250, Ontario, Western 806607 Oxford Road, Drumbo, ON N0J 1G0 Tel: 519.463.5088 beamsville Fax: 519.463.5628 Email:

Beamsville Relay Station 4673 Ontario Street, (Exit 64 off QEW) Beamsville, ON L0R 1B4 Tel: 905.563.8816 Fax: 905.563.4770 Email: Open 24-7, restaurant, convenience store, laundry facilities, ATM, showers & parking

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17 Duhamel Road, Sudbury, ON P3E 4N1 Tel: 705.692.5447

Petro-Pass Kitchener 120 Conestoga College Blvd. Kitchener, ON N2P 2N6 Tel: 519.748.5550 Fax: 519.748.9656 Driver’s lounge & game room, convenience store, laundry facilities, showers & CAT scale.


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

3700 Highbury Ave. South, London, ON N6N 1P3 Tel: 519.681.6859 Fax: 519.686.8629 12 Diesel Lanes, Parking for 200, Showers (17), Denny’s/Pizza, CAT Scales, TripPak, Bulk Diesel.

fort erie


Flying M Truck Stop

London Husky Travel Centre Flying J Cardlock


Flying J Travel Plaza

Ultramar Hwy 400 & 88 Bradford, ON Tel: 905.775.5794

336 Kenora Avenue Hamilton, ON L8E 2W2 Tel: 905.561.4712 Fax: 905.561.7757 Email: Web: Open 24-7 for cardlock, open 7am-12am mon-fri, 7am-5pm Sat, closed Sunday, full service islands, driver’s lounge, restaurant, showers & parking


Kingston Husky Truck Stop Bradford Husky Travel Centre




Joyceville Road, (Hwy 401 Exit 632) Joyceville, ON Tel: 613.542.3468

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

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

1637 Pettit Road (Exit 5 off QEW) Fort Erie, ON L2A 5M4 Tel: 905.994.8293 Open 24 hrs, restaurant, washrooms, showers, overnight parking & driver’s lounge

7340 Colonel Talbot Road London, ON Tel: 519.652.2728 Fax: 519.652.6554 Email: Open 24 hrs, 6 days, full service islands, driver’s lounge, restaurant, convenience store, ATM, internet services, showers, garage on premises & parking

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Estevan Husky Travel Centre

Fifth Wheel Truck Stop 40 Chisolm Dr. (Hwy 401 Exit 320) Milton, ON L9T 3G9 Tel: 905.878.8441 Fax: 905.878.9376 Open 24 hrs, diesel fuel, convenience store, CAT scale, Blue Beacon truck wash, ATM, lube shop, Sunoco & Irving Cardlock, full service fuel islands, restaurant, showers, laundry facilities, driver’s lounge & arcade room, 100+ parking, chapel, motel (smoking & non-smoking), & lottery tickets.


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


Husky Travel Centre 200 Clements Road Pickering, ON Tel: 905.428.9700

port Hope


Flying J Travel Plaza

535 Mill Street (Hwy 401 Exit 230 on TA site) Woodstock, ON N4S 7V6 Tel: 519.421.3144 Open 24 hrs, restaurant, convenience store, washrooms, showers, driver’s lounge & overnight parking.

1 Rang St. Andre, Napierville, QC J0J 1L0 Tel: 450.245.3539 5 Diesel Lanes, Parking for 10.





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

Flying J Travel Plaza


628 County Road #41, RR 6, Napanee, ON K7R 3L1 Tel: 613.354.7044 Fax: 613.354.3796 12 Diesel Lanes, Parking for 165, Showers (15), Denny’s/Pizza, CAT Scales, TripPak, Bulk Diesel.

5918, Rue Notre Dame Est Montreal, QC H1N 2C5 Tel: 514.257.8626 Fax: 514.259.0910 Open 24-7, restaurant, convenience store & laundry facilities.

Irving 24

Windsor Husky Travel Centre Hwy 401 Exit 14, Tecumseh, ON Tel: 519.737.6401

Flying J Associate

370 North Service Rd. Hwy #1, Moose Jaw, SK S6H 4N9 Tel: 306.693.5858 Parking for 10.


Flying J Travel Plaza

Stop 50 Truck Stop

3850 Idylwyld Dr. N., Saskatoon, SK S7P 0A1 Tel: 306.955.6840 Fax: 306.955.6846 6 Diesel Lanes, Parking for 85, Showers (4), Denny’s/Pepperoni’s.


Ste. Helene

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Flying J Travel Plaza

Flying J Travel Plaza

1145 Rang Saint Edouard, Saint-Liboire, QC J0H 1R0

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

1310 South Service Road (Exit QEW at Fifty Road) Stoney Creek, ON L8E 5C5 Tel: 905.643.1151 Fax: 905.643.8068 Open 24-7, full service islands, restaurant, convenience store, laundry facilities, ATM, showers & parking

Moose Jaw


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

201- 4th Street, Estevan, SK S4A 0T5 Tel: 306.634.3109

Flying J Cardlock Flying J Travel Plaza 569 rue Principale, Ste. Helene, QC J0H 1M0 Tel: 450.791.2232 Fax: 450.791.2495 6 Diesel Lanes, Parking for 10.

swift current

Husky Travel Centre

Husky Bulk Sales

2900 Felix-Leclerc, Vaudreuil-Dorion, QC J7V 9J5 Tel: 450.424.1610 Fax: 450.424.0368 8 Diesel Lanes, Parking for 109, Pepperoni’s, Bulk Diesel.

402-51st Street East Saskatoon, SK Tel: 306.934.6766 Fax: 306.668.6110 Email: Driver’s lounge, convenience store, laundry facilities, ATM, showers, scale & parking

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


Flying J Travel Plaza

Petro Canada-Petro Pass

210 North McDonald Street Regina, SK S4N 5W3 Tel: 306.721.6880

Regina Husky Travel Centre 1755 Prince of Wales Drive Regina, SK S4Z 1A5 Tel: 306.789.3477

1510 South Service Road West (Trans Canada Hwy 1 West) Swift Current, SK S9H 3T1 Tel: 306.773.6444


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

Webb Wheel Products

New Media Applications for Easy Access to Information


ullman, AL – Webb Wheel Aftermarket has launched new media applications to communicate important information to commercial vehicle operators, maintenance personnel and part distributors. Webb Wheel can now be found on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and by downloading the new Webb i-phone and i-pad applications. Webb is utilizing new media applications as a tool to not only deliver

company news but to also offer proper wheelend maintenance procedures and part interchange details that can be used for technician training, service repair instruction, and to find correct replacement components. To find Webb information best suited to your business you can: • G o t o Yo u Tu b e a t w w w. y o u t u b e . c o m / webbwheel. Here you can view videos in English, Spanish and French that instruct you on the

proper installation techniques for various wheel end mounting systems and the consequences of not following the proper procedures. • Use iPad & iPhone applications. Just search Webb Wheel in the iTunes App Store to download these free applications that offer technical videos for training and updating technician skills, Webb’s complete Installation and Maintenance Manual for wheel-end components, new product and service bulletins

from Webb and a complete part number interchange. • Follow Webb on Facebook – www.facebook. com/webbwheel – and Twitter – www.twitter. com/webbwheel – to keep up with the latest news from the leading N. A. supplier of wheel end components. “Webb has a great deal of us e f ul i nf or m at i on in our libraries and we wanted to make sure that it was made available to anyone in the industry that could benefit from

it” explained Marshall Boheler, Vice President OES Sales and Marketing for Webb’s Aftermarket Business. “People today are using a variety of on-line tools to access information and training that can make their jobs easier so we needed to have a presence wherever they might want to find us. Webb’s goal is to continue to enhance communication channels to our customers.” Webb Wheel Products, Inc., headquartered in Cullman, Alabama,

manufactures hubs, brake drums and rotors for medium- and heavyduty trucks, trailers and buses. Webb Wheel is a Marmon Highway Techn o l o g i e s ®/ B e r k s h i r e H a t h a w a y c o m p a n y. Marmon Highway Technologies (MHT) supports the highway transportation industry worldwide with a wide range of high-quality products and services.


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Proposed US Highway Bill Good for Trucking, says ATA By Marek Krasuski


n March 14, 2012, the U.S. Senate passed a surfacetransportation bill that the trucking industry says will improve safety and establish a framework for reform in the transportation system. Of the $109 bill targeting highway and transit improvements, $2

billion will be provided annually for freight-specific projects, program reforms, and the creation of a clearinghouse for commercial drivers’ drug and alcohol test results. The Bill also includes provisions for a notification system informing employers of driver traffic infractions and raises standards that new

companies and drivers must meet before entering the trucking industry. ATA president, Bill Graves, had this to say about its limited, but measurable benefits: “While several safety initiatives, such as improved truck productivity, were not included in this bill, it is important to recognize just how much this bill does to

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improve truck safety.” Other highlights include a federal freight program which restricts public-private partnerships and privatization. The restriction came in the wake of an amendment introduced by New Mexico Democrat, Jeff Bingaman, which discourages states from leasing roads to private compan-

ies and limits tax breaks for private operators running highways on behalf of state governments. The ATA supported the Bingaman amendment, claiming its impact will protect the public interest. Graves also credited Senator Hutchison for her efforts to prevent the spread of tolls. Some legislators who



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Benson Tire. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Best Transfer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Ontario Trucking News Brenntag Canada Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Ontario Trucking News Brighton Speedway. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 BTV Productions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Ontario Trucking News


C.U.T.C. Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Canada Wide Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Ontario Trucking News CFTS Group Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9


Davy Truck Sales. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,17 Ontario Trucking News Discount Truck Parts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Western Trucking News Domar Transmissions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10,18 Drakkar Human Resources. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37


Emergency Road Services of Canada Inc. . . . . 1,22


Fraser Transport (FLI).. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Ontario Trucking News


Hallmark Insurance Brokers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Hutchinson Industries. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Eastern Trucking News


International Truckload Services Inc. . . . . . . . . . 42 Ontario Trucking News


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


Kindersley Transportation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Ontario & Western Trucking News


Laidlaw Transportation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Eastern Trucking News Levy Steering. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Liquid Capital Midwest Corp.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Ontario Trucking News Lubecore International . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1, 7, 16 LVG Auctions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Ontario Trucking News


Performance Diesel (Bully Dog). . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12


Road Today Truck Show. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19


Shell Canada. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Star Van Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Ontario Trucking News


The Fuel Lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Traction Truck Parts & TruckPro . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Ontario & Western Trucking News TransX. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37,44 Trison Tarps Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1, 14


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


Wajax Power Systems. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Wilson Instruments. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Ontario Trucking News

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voted for the bill’s passage say it will be the major jobs builder of the year and is the answer to America’s longstanding need to address the nation’s infrastructure deficits. The bill, which passed the Senate with a 74 to 22 majority vote, must pass a House vote and receive presidential approval.

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Cross Border Services

There Is A New Drug In Town By Dawn Truell


he drug is called Khat which is an East African plant that is a mild narcotic. It has been chewed for centuries by people in the Horn of Africa and parts of the Middle East for its stimulating effects. The green leaf is central to cultural and social activities for many communities across the area and key to the economic survival of thousands of khat farmers who grow it legally. In recent years, there

has been a high demand for the herbal stimulant by the Somali Diaspora. Despite it being illegal in several western countries, including Canada and the U.S., it has helped open up a booming industry in fertile parts of Kenya, such as Meru County. Now the livelihood of these farmers is under threat after the Netherlands, which has a vibrant Somali community and is a key Khat hub to other European countries, announced a ban on all imports of the plant in

January. Until now, the Netherlands and Britain were the only major European countries allowing the trade and consumption of the flowering shrub. Olle Schmidt, a Swedish member of the European parliament who’s been raising the issue of the drug’s detrimental social and health effects for many years, says that several security services have admitted that there might be a link between Al Shabaab and illegal Khat trade but it is very

difficult to track the cash generated by the trade and ultimately know who the end receivers are. They have followed the money to Dubai and further into Somalia. Now it has hit the UK and Europe, and is now being moved into Canada and the U.S.A. Al Shabaab targets vulnerable young addicts and this drug Khat is now being traded into North America. Normally we hear about drugs like marijuana, heroine, cocaine, crack, hallucinogens, LSD, ec-

stasy, Psilocybin, STP/ DOM, PCP, Angel Dust, Wet, Supergrass, Killer Weed, Embalming Fluid, Rocket Fuel, Hog, Wack, Dust, Oxone, Zoot, Peace Pill, Elephant tranquillizer, horse tranquillizer and Steroids, but now there is a new drug being dangerously illegally pushed here in North America. The easiest way for these drugs to make across the ocean from Africa is by boat, ships or containers which are being infiltrated then landing here

off shore on our Canadian shores taboot! Trucks are an easy target for loading this contraband so heads up out there! Be careful, be aware, know your goods and who you are carrying for! This Khat drug has been proven to not only cause severe brain damage but also death! For further information please contact Dawn Truell, President, Cross Border Services, at www. or crossborderservices@


Trucker Television:

Compelling & Sensitive Portrayal of Life on the Road By Marek Krasuski


n unpretentious celebration of life on the road is one way to describe Trucker Television, a new half hour series launched across the country on Saturday, April

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14 and 15 on CTV Two, and on the internet. It is also a heartfelt portrayal of the trucking world by the show’s producer, Tom Mann, president of BTV Productions. “We wanted to tell important stories

about life on the road from the guys and girls whose work affects every aspect of our economy. This show is about people and how truckers impact all our lives.” Many people fail to real-

ize the truckers’ role; if anything, general perceptions are often skewed by unflattering stereotypes depicting tough and scary men with tattoos and threatening stares. Trucker Television is challenging these biased observations with a sensitivity to, and realistic depiction of, the trucking life. True to its mission, the program informs the reader about the industry from the trucker’s perspective. There are no editorializing reviews, no newsy commentaries from reporters with little industry knowledge, nor any clinical observations dispatched by experts far removed from the challenges and rewards of the driving life. A look at Trucker Television’s first show, still available online at www., tells it all. The footage includes views about the job from drivers behind the wheel of their rigs. There are stories about industry legends, first person accounts of memorable moments, and an overview of truck types. Excellent footage with wide angle and close-up shots demonstrates an admirable level of professionalism by the show’s producer – which is not surprising, given Tom Mann’s previous experience as announcer,

reporter and documentary producer for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC). Each staff member complements the programming with unique skill sets. (Truckers Television now stands alongside BikerTV, another BTV television production now in its eleventh year.) The show also highlights the truck of the week and interviews with drivers telling stories about vehicle restoration projects or viewpoints explaining why their particular rig is best. Upbeat soundtracks with original Canadian music enhance the pleasure of the viewing experience. Also included in this first program is a substantial segment on Convoy for a Cure, a charity event in support of breast cancer. A sensitive portrayal of the disease’s widespread impact is underscored by testimonials from affected people and includes interviews from many event participants. Expect to see similar features that reinforce Tom’s intention “to support as many trucking related charities as possible.” Equally important is topic focus, which is skillfully driven by the show’s host and co-producer, Angela Lesperance, whose

interest in trucking dates back to an early family connection. Both her father and uncle are truckers. Asked about future content, Tom Mann politely demurred, suggesting that upcoming programs would speak for themselves. With a national footprint, Truckers Television will highlight regional issues in the industry, bringing to public attention local topics from across the land. Advertisers, too, will find here an effective platform to demonstrate their unique product and service benefits to a national television and internet audience. Trucker’s Television is an engaging program with an uncomplicated formula that helps to keep the program realistic and honest while providing a platform on which truckers can tell their own stories. Catch the program every Saturday on CTV Two in eastern and western Canada (local times) at 11.30 a.m. and on Sundays at the same time in Ontario. Online access is available at More information contact BTV Productions Inc., at P. O. Box 15, Princeton, Ontario Canada, by phone at 519.488.5086 or by fax 519.458.4209.



Transport for Christ

Facing Life's Challenges In Memorium:

Robert “Bob“ Lodge


(Owner of 730 Truck Stop)

uddenly on Wednesday, April 18, 2012, Bob Lodge of Cardinal, age 67. Loving husband of France Forest. Dear father of Carolyn (Ed Douesnard), Steven (Lynne) and Brian (JoAnne). Dear stepfather of Sebastien and Charles (Anne). Dear brother of Barbara (Merrick Morrill), Beverley (Lloyd Findlay), Gordon (Eileen), Jeannie (Ronald Mastine), Mary (Merlin Gunter), Harry (Hélène), Louise (Gilles Dallaire), Alan. Bob will be fondly remembered by grandchildren Erin, Stanley, Bradlee, Trevor and step-grandchildren Thomas and James.

Predeceased by his parents Stanley and June Lodge (nee Amy). Also survived by aunt, uncles, nieces,

nephews and cousins. Funeral Arrangements: Friends may call at the Royal Canadian Legion, 2194 Dundas Street, Cardinal, on Sunday from 1-4 and 6-8 p.m. and Mon-

day from 10 a.m.-noon, then at Dupuis Funeral Home, 148 Daniel- Johnson St., Danville, P.Q. on Tuesday from noon until 2:15 p.m. A celebration of Bob’s life will be held in the Danville-Asbestos Trinity United Church on Tuesday, April 24th at 2:30 PM followed by the interment in the Danville Protestant Cemetery. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be gratefully acknowledged by the family. Arrangments entrusted to the Marsden Mclaughlin Funeral Home, Cardinal 613.657.4848. Online condolences may be made at marsdenmclaughlin. com.


By Chaplain Len Reimer


ave you ever wished you could immediately understand God’s will when going through a difficult situation? If you have, then you’re in good company! We’ve all faced challenging circumstances that have confounded us – we’ve had no idea about how to proceed, and we’ve longed for the Lord’s guidance, help, and provision. However, as believers, we must understand that the Holy Spirit indwells us the moment we accept Jesus Christ as our Savior. He has been given to us as an

everlasting promise that God will never leave us nor forsake us, no matter what happens. Although you may be facing a situation that makes you feel isolated, helpless, or directionless, understand that you’re never alone. The Holy Spirit is with you; to live the life of Christ through you, helping you face every challenge in a godly, victorious manner. John 16:13 promises, “He will guide you into all the truth; for He will not speak on his own initiative, but whatever He hears, He will speak; and He will disclose to you what is to come.” He lives inside you and knows you even better than you know yourself. He understands exactly what you require to grow in the likeness of Christ, and He enables you to become the person the Lord created you to be. He is available twenty four hours a day, 365 days a year; the Holy Spirit is always there for

you. He never sleeps but is constantly working in and through you for your good. There is no problem you face that God can’t handle. In fact, not only will the Holy Spirit help you get through your heartaches, He will also use your burdens to teach you about the love, wisdom, and power of God. If there is something within you that is hindering God’s work, He will reveal it to you (John 16:8). When you feel inadequate, He bestows you with giftedness you need to live the Christian life (I Cor. 12:4-11). In your greatest moments of weakness and distress, the Holy Spirit can energize, encourage, and empower you to overcome whatever afflicts you (Rom. 5:3-5). Whenever you need Him, pray, listen, follow His direction, and confidently obey His promptings, because you can be sure that He will never lead you astray.


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The Complacency Coach

Keeping Cool or Being Cool: That is the Difference!

By Bruce Outridge


im was in a hurry. He had done his best to beat all the barriers that he could think of to avoid delays on his route, so he left early, stayed off the main roadways that were continually congested, and planned well for his breaks and fuel. He had done a good job. What he didn’t plan for was a freak accident on the route that he chose, one that shut the roadway down for over an hour. Should he panic? Should he start getting upset and fly off the handle? None of that will change the situation and will not help to make things go any faster, so he made the dreaded

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call to dispatch about his delay. He then began to sit and wait. Remember those days when traffic had a certain pattern to it? You could leave after a certain time (better known as after traffic) and you would have a clear run through the city. You could pinpoint certain days when traffic would be light and roads would be empty. That’s the reason so many drivers liked driving at night; the traffic was much lighter. That still works for the most part, but in my years of driving experience even that plan is not foolproof. Have you ever arrived in Chicago or Toronto at 2 o’clock in the morning to find the highway lit up with lights and traffic at a full stop? As things change with people working from home, the proliferation of coffee shops on every corner, and population growth causes more people to be out and about on the roadways.

Those traffic patterns we knew so well are beginning to erode. The transportation industry, however, is going the opposite way by trying to get more people on the roads by way of more owner operators and drivers, and therefore, more trucks. So how does this affect you as a professional driver? The first part is to remember that you are a “Professional Driver” and that you have no control over those areas outside of your personal control. Once you have completed as much planning as possible to make sure your trip is safe and timely, you have done your part. The rest of your duties are to make sure you drive safe. Part of driving safe is keeping your cool and keeping your patience level on high alert. Everyone keeps cool in different ways! I, myself, hate traffic and do my best to avoid it at all costs. To me, that means leaving earlier than needed to make

sure I have enough time and feel relaxed on my arrival. Other drivers don’t mind traffic and probably have their own ways of staying cool. Remember, being cool - and I am not talking about wearing sun glasses at night - is vital for the safety of the public and your health as a driver. Medical issues can be created from finding yourself uptight in traffic, or, worse yet, succumbing to road rage. Being cool means recognizing the situations that get you uptight and finding ways to avoid them. Being cool is being professional – and that’s where you come in! Bruce Outridge is a business and leadership consultant for the transportation industry. His 30 years of experience help Owner Operators and Professional Drivers operate successful businesses. For more information please visit his website at www.outridge. ca.



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From the

Driver’s Seat By: Carl McBride

Keeping Cool

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ood weather is almost upon us. The arrival of summer, of course, brings both hot days and nights. When Big Rigs are parked and drivers are on downtime the question always arises, how do they stay cool? It was time for a little road trip to the 10 Acre Fuel Bar to ask the question: How do you keep your truck cool in the warm weather of summer and, most importantly, when you are in the back sleeping?


Bhupinder drives for Interstate Freight Systems out of Brampton, Ontario. “I am fortunate to be driving a new Kenworth day cab. So for now I use the a/c in the truck. In the early morning hours or evening runs I like to open a window for fresh air. This also saves fuel so I can get better mileage during these times.”

Eric Bromley drives for Eassons Transport out of Berwick, Nova Scotia. “Eassons, like many other large companies, is watching fuel consumption on all of their trucks. Drivers are given a limited amount of idle time so they too watch their fuel consumption, which is good. So when it comes to staying cool in summer, vent windows are opened and electric fans are used. This generally works out quite well when you are in the truck sleeping.”

Murray Watson drives for Laidlaw Transport out of Woodstock, Ontario. “Driving a day cab doesn’t mean I have a lot of idle time since I don’t have a truck to use. In my case I am always on the move and the truck a/c gives me a terrible headache so I drive with the window open to stay cool. I like the warm weather, so staying cool isn’t a big problem.”

Matt Derouchie drives for Brian Craig, a broker out of Belleville, Ontario. “I drive to Vancouver and back on every trip I take. Crossing Canada, you run into different types of heat, from damp to dry and back again. Running the truck’s a/c all the time when idling isn’t practical. I have screens that fit in my windows and I run electric fans when I am in my truck. This, at least, keeps me comfortable when I am asleep.”


#106 May  

Ontario Trucking News, Issue 106, May 2012

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