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Technologically Advanced Mirrors in the World By Marek Krasuski


t has been said that some people entertain ideas and others put them to work. It isn’t likely that Ross Souch had this in mind when he attended a truck show in a large convention room at the Royal York Hotel some years ago. He attended the annual show like any patron curious about industry developments. What changed for this resourceful entrepreneur was his introduction to a unique product which, he later learned, answered his longstanding complaints about an everyday device that all drivers depend on. Mirrors. At the far side of the hotel’s conference room Ross Souch noticed a tiny, but distinct object reflected in a mirror, one of many new products showcased at the trade show. Despite the distance, and the angle from which he was looking, the image was surprisingly distinct – so much so that as he approached it he realized the reflected image, initially noticed from hundreds of feet away, was himself. Ross recalls this to be his initial introduction to this line of revolutionary safety convex mirrors, the first on the market to eliminate annoying and dangerous blind spots Mirrors, page 4 >>

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“Driver’s Dream” Convex Mirror Systems: Taking the Uncertainty out of Driving >> mirrors and eradicate distortion. It was the “aha” moment for Ross Souch, a point at which he changed from a curious bystander into an advocate willing to put a great idea to work. Impressed with the product’s capacity to capture an image of himself from so far away, he researched the unique features of this device and later asked to be considered as a Canadian distributor,” Since 2000 Ross Souch and his firm, Checkerboard Consultants Inc., have been a major supplier of Safety Convex Mirrors to fleets, owner operators, and training schools across the country. It’s a service Ross executes with obvious pride – providing a product that enhances safety and reduces driver stress. Ross explains: “We believe that multiple  distractions such as making turns and lane changes without a clear view of what is around their vehicle can sometimes be overwhelming for operators. Our convex mirrors solve that problem. Being able to see what is around the vehicle at all times reduces stress levels for the operator, making them less tired at the end of the trip. In turn less stress and fatigue reduces the possibility of having an accident along the way.” The unique design characteristics of this product line, appropriately named *Driver’s Dream* Safety Convex Mirrors, accounts

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for its stated benefits and the enhanced driving experience that results. The curvature in standard mirror configurations is shaped to a degree which does provide a wider view, but only at a considerable distance beyond the mirror’s installation point. In addition, conventional curvature parameters that lack optimal characteristics cause images and distances to become distorted, a fact confirmed by most passenger mirrors embedded with the caption: “Objects in mirror are closer than they appear.” With design attributes far beyond the industry norm, the *Driver’s Dream* models consist of convex glass shaped with a sharper curve which yields two distinct benefits underscoring the products’ reputation – a wide angle view and absence of distortion. In contrast, conventional mirrors, particularly round convex models, create further distortion and a triangular view backwards from the installation point. If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a quick glance at the accompanying photo tells the story of the *Driver’s Dream* functionality. The *Driver’s dream* model reflects an expanded panoramic view displaying as much as seven lanes of traffic – a distinct difference, Ross says, from factory mirrors which typically show, at best, one or two lanes of traffic on either side of the vehicle. Standing alongside num-

erous testimonials corroborating the benefits of “Driver’s Dream* mirrors is the decision by new truck buyers to replace factory mirrors with these models. Constructed with stainless steel materials, their shelf life far exceeds conventional alternatives with some lasting 10 years and beyond. Moreover, Checkerboard’s motto, “We have been Green since day one,” is supported by its high quality manufacture. Says Ross Souch: “Once the glass breaks, normal convex mirrors are thrown into the garbage. Our stainless steel products only require a glass replacement which saves the frame from the landfill site. Great for budgets and the environment!” The richly-deserved reputation and growing popularity of the *Driver’s Dream* brand is reinforced by eliminating the uncertainty attached to particular driving situations. For example, a tractor trailer combination executing a left or right turn typically loses sight of the trailer at about 18 degrees into the progression. Regaining full view of the entire trailer occurs at about 90 degrees into the jackknifed position. Ross points out that “between 18 and 90 degrees the driver has no idea where the trailer is, its proximity to the curb or even to a pedestrian who runs the risk of getting hit.” Distinguished by a wide range view, *Driver ’s Dream* convex mirrors provide continuous sight

of the entire length of the cab and tractor throughout the turn, thereby eliminating risk of damage to wheels and tires scraping the curb, avoiding accidents with pedestrians, and replacing guesswork with an accurate view of the trailer’s position at all times. If mounted far enough forward on the fender or hood, the wide angle view mirrors also encompass more of the cab, affording drivers a full visual range around tractor and trailer. An experienced driver with an AZ license, Ross Souch knows well the subtle shifts in body movements that can lead to risky driving behaviour. Blind spots, common to factory mirrors, impel the driver of any vehicle to look over their shoulder. The turning of the upper body causes the shoulders, and the arms holding the steering wheel, to shift into the direction of the turn by up to 17 degrees, thus increasing the likelihood of the vehicle crossing into the next lane. Eliminating the need to turn by eradicating the blind spot promotes safer driving practices and reduced stress, crucial benefits delivered by *Driver’s Dream Mirrors.* In addition to commercial carriers who have embraced this product’s benefits, nationally-respected driver training companies have been equally eager to optimize their operations with the enhanced visual functions these safety convex mirrors provide. Of particular interest is their ability to allow driver trainers to see around the vehicle from the passenger seat, even when mirrors are adjusted to the operator’s requirements. “Again, because of the wide angle view provided by our rectangular mirrors, trainers benefit from the same visual as the driver in training,” notes Ross.

Since 2000 Ross Souch and his firm, Checkerboard Consultants Inc., have been a major supplier of Safety Convex Mirrors to fleets, owner operators, and training schools across the country. Driver’s Dream mirrors are available in a variety of models and shapes for the commercial transportation market. In an effort to address the safety needs of all drivers, Checkerboard Consultants Inc. has also extended its product line with the Model Part 7001 mirror which fits all cars, vans, delivery trucks and SUVs. Normally, an object can be seen in factory mirrors  if it is within 20 inches of any  rear wheel on smaller vehicles. Anything beyond or ahead of

this limited view places the object, or person, out of visual reach and into the blind spot. Easy-to-install instructions accompany each unit which is attached to any factory frame where the mirror portion is adjustable or where there is space between the frame and glass. For more information, contact Ross Souch at Checkerboard Consultants, 905.494.0255, by email, checkerboard@sympatico. ca, or visit their website:


*Driver’s Dream* Safety Convex Mirrors have a wide angle view but with absence of distortion

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Harnessing Fuel Economy Products in the Quest for Optimal Efficiencies

By Marek Krasuski


n September 2011 the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHSTA) and the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) introduced new standards calling for improvements in fuel economy for heavy duty commercial vehicles on new builds manufactured between 2014 and 2018. This comes in the wake of previous policies – the reduction of nitrous oxides (N0x) and diesel particulate matter (DPM), for example – to reduce energy consumption and harmful emissions into the environment. Collectively these regulations, coupled with the need to reduce cost-per-mile rates, have intensified research and development of fuel economy products. The National Research Council reports that current technologies are capable of reducing energy in heavy duty trucks by 45 to 50 percent between 2015 and 2020. That significant energy reduction is supported by a plethora of innovations in truck, trailer and engine designs, as well as parts and supplementary products intended to reduce energy consumption and improve performance. Manufacturers of Class 8 trucks, for example, have focused on aerodynamic improvements to achieve better yields. Enhancements to body designs have been critical in these particular builds since so much energy is expended in highway driving and dealing with greater wind resistance. For Class 8 trucks the

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potential for savings has prompted manufacturers to focus on aerodynamic designs that reduce wind resistance and, therefore, energy output. Where the industry has fallen short, at least according to trailer manufacturers, is in the adoption of aerodynamic trailers by commercial carriers who have demonstrated a preference for sleek tractors. They claim that trailers account for nearly three quarters of the total drag on a heavy duty truck trailer combination, and that the use of aerodynamic trailers can improve fuel economy by 14 percent on units travelling at 80 kph. A variety of enhancements to reduce wind resistance, also known as aerodynamic drag, include strakes, skirts, fairings, and boat tails to enhance performance levels. Some trailer specialists offer devices installed at key gap locations which alter dominant wind flow patterns and reduce drag. Included in the package of fuel economy measures are the soft technologies such as telematics, remote control equipment which maximizes vehicle uptime by immediately addressing service issues and monitoring overhaul intervals. The industry is rising above its traditional resistance to software programs, a reluctance which stemmed from service limitations like the siloing of information. Different programs were specific to different business functions. Dispatch programs, for example, were distinct and separate from accounting or fleet management programs and lacked integrating functions so that information in one department did not interface with another. Service providers have since overcome these limitations with integrated management systems that

streamline all business activity. Dispatch programs today, for example, match the nearest truck to an incoming customer order and, in doing so eliminate the risk of sending a truck from farther afield. Tire manufacturers, too, have been doing their share of product development by reducing rolling resistance. Among the list of improvements are single wide tires, also known as Super Singles. The biggest advantages to single drive tires are fuel efficiency and weight carrying capacity. Reducing drive tires to one on each side from the conventional two reduces the weight by half and diminishes rolling resistance. Some companies have endorsed the single wide tires, lauding them for their fuel economy, absence of tire failure, and better rolling resistance. Higher-end products generally mean higher prices, but in the end translate into overall cost savings gained from the quality of manufacture. Analysts say fuel savings accrued from reduced rolling resistance is 1.5 percent. Truck owners can expect even more from their tires as information chips are embedded in tires in order to convey crucial information about tire strength, pressure, temperature and history, data which is transmitted to fleet managers. Still a key factor in maintaining tire quality and keeping fuel expenses in check is tire pressure. Too much or too little negatively impacts fuel economy and product durability. Industry watchers note that though aerodynamics, improved rolling resistance and other strategies yield better fuel economy, driver behaviour still ranks as a primary factor in saving fuel. As one analyst noted,

“between the worst driver and the best driver,” the difference in fuel economy can be up to 25 percent. Drivers can improve performance and fuel savings by avoiding abrupt speed changes, reducing speed, maximizing engine use by cutting back on excessive idling for extended periods and peeling away excess cargo. Shedding 100 pounds of extra weight reportedly increases fuel efficiency by two percent. Fuel additives also have taken their place in the effort to reduce fuel consumption, particularly in peak pricing cycles. The fuel additive industry has had to deal with a checkered past, sullied mainly by “snake oil salesmen” who have made outrageous claims about improved performance. The US Federal trade Commission warns consumers to be wary of gas-saving claims of up to 25 percent. Despite complaints against these inferior brands that deceive consumers with exaggerated missives, representatives in the chemical industry do support the use of diesel fuel additives, many of which improve fuel economy as well as promote cold start performance, better fuel combustion, and add lubricity to fuel. Where the industry has really flexed its innovative muscle is in new engine builds. The combination of more stringent regulations and the demand for lower cost-per-mile performance continue to hasten product development. For example, the Cumminsmanufactured PACCAR MX engines that power many of Kenworth’s units already meet the fuel consumption standards for the 2014 – 2018 engine builds outlined in the aforementioned fuel efficiency standards introduced last year by the

Innovative engine development like the Cummins PACCAR MX engines that power many of Kenworth’s units already meet the 2014 – 2018 fuel consumption standards, Obama Administration. According to Kenworth’s National Sales Manager, Gary Crudge, “they built the engine that way so they wouldn’t have to undertake rigorous reengineering processes in 2014.” Of special note was Crudge’s reference to fuel economy. “It’s safe to say that on high mile trucks running 300,000 miles a year, we are witnessing a $12,000 annual fuel savings depending on mileage, driver performance, weight and terrain.” New builds are estimated to increase by about $6,000 - an expense that many predict will be absorbed in the first year by cumulative fuel savings. Meanwhile, recent announcements of better fuel economy came from Freightliner with its newest version of the Cascadia. The company says this latest model will achieve seven percent more efficiency than existing models. OEMs are also turning toward natural gas powered engines to efficiently power rigs. Peterbilt Territory Sales Manager, Steve Donnelly, noted that these builds are gaining in popularity because of the

projected 25 percent reduction in emissions and 30 percent savings in fuel costs. Natural gas powered trucks have access to an abundant supply of low cost fuel deposits extracted from shale rock. Mack Trucks, a division of the Volvo Group, also announced it will introduce two natural gas powered models to its fleet in 2013. The highway and construction vehicles will be added to the TerraPro natural gas refuse truck that has been on the market since 2009. Both models, the Pinnacle and Granite, will be powered with compressed (CNG) or liquefied (LNG) natural gas. Engine refinements, along with improvements in aerodynamics, tires, additives, telematics, and good driving practices together lead to even more fuel savings. However, though the costper-mile rate continues to decrease with the advent of fuel saving technologies, the cost of vehicles is going up, causing potential buyers to postpone new truck purchases and delaying the full impact fuel saving measures are intended to achieve.


Aeroserve Technologies

Hi-Tech Device Greatly Reduces Parasitic Drag By Kent Smerdon


here are questions in the public domain about how this revolutionary award winning product works. The question of “how” they work is answered fairly simply. The question “Why” Airtabs™ work might be more appropriate and will be addressed later. An Airtab ® is shaped much like a large ridged shark’s tooth or wish bone. They are low parasitic drag (NASA tested) aerodynamic vortex generators that have been designed to operate at peak efficiency at highway speed ranges. Each Airtab® generates two high rpm (approx. 3000rpm) counter rotating vortices that are four or five inches in diameter and trail out several feet behind before the vortices burst. Vortex generator technology has been used for decades in the aviation world to improve wing and lift performance. The fact that the Airtab® is a vortex generator is about the only connection it has with aviation. The Airtab® operates as an “open system” from an aerodynamic perspective. This means free stream airflow is modified by simply flowing over the Airtab® rather than a closed system where air is

directed or forced to enter an opening or cavity. They are mounted with the wide end forward in order to catch and trip the wind into the two counter-rotating vortices mentioned above. By placing them side by side about one inch apart around the trailing edges of bluff shaped (square backed) vehicles, Airtabs™ replace a sway inducing alternating series of large vertical eddies with a symmetrically balanced array of small but powerful horizontal vortices around the perimeter of the vehicle or trailer. Airtabs™ work passively, continuously and independently of driver technique, vehicle, weather conditions or fuel source. There are light weight devices (a set of 80 weigh about 2 Kgs.) with no moving parts, maintenance requirements, special training or operational changes to drivers’ normal duties and routines. There are no computers, wiring, compressors, pulley or cable mechanisms, brackets, hinges, rivets or welding to add extra weight, cross sectional or frontal area. Air tabs™ will crush if dislodged and run over, thereby posing minimum road hazard. Drivers consistently report greater vehicle stability, cleaner back ends and better mir-

ror visibility in rain. “Why” Airtabs™ Work The accurate and verifiable analysis of free stream turbulent flow and vortices remains one of fluid dynamics’ great challenges. The mechanics of this phenomenon remain a mystery that classical aerodynamics, wind tunnels or Computational Fluid dynamics (CFD) has yet to satisfactorily explain.

Aeroserve Technologies support a combination of the following two theories as to why Airtabs™ do what they do; a. That the tight array of dozens of horizontal vortices prevent turbulence from entering unwanted regions and form a virtual tail cone at the vehicle rear causing the airflow

The Airtab® low parasitic drag (NASA tested) aerodynamic vortex generator is shaped much like a large ridged shark’s tooth or wish bone. to behave as if the vehicle was slightly smaller than it actually is. This more efficient airflow reduces the drag coefficient and, therefore,saves fuel.

b. That the continuous forming and bursting of the vortices imparts energy and increased pressure to the vehicle base area, reducing base

pressure drag and improving fuel economy. Kent Smerdon is the Director of Business Development at Aeroserve Technologies.


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Tunit Diesel Performance

Interactive Computer Increases Diesel Engine Performance


fter ten years of tuning DD15, MaxxForce, Hino, Mitsubishi and other engines in Britain, the Tunit Performance Enhancing diesel tuner is now available in North America. What It Is The Tunit is an interactive computer which, through extensive research and development, exploits the full potential of diesel engines by increasing power and torque from 10 to 25 percent. How It Works The Tunit works by the careful modification of the interplay between engine parameters, altering fuel

and air characteristics to create smooth power gains. Accelerator, air mass and load readings are accurately used by the Tunit to calculate and deliver the alterations to the vehicle’s own signals with digital precision and speed. The Tunit owes its success to the investment of extensive, in-depth research and development. More power is delivered throughout the rpm range, but more importantly, transmitted lower down by the innovative re-mapping of the engine management system. This produces progressive power gain without sudden surges or drop-offs. The

turbo is not directly altered, therefore no strain is placed on it, or other engine components. The Tunit works within the safe tolerances of vehicle ECUs, so engines cannot be pushed beyond their design limit specifications. Fuel economy means more money to take home, and with fuel savings of normally 7-10% on most trucks, yields are significant. The increased torque results in fewer gear changes while optimizing fuel delivery against throttle position. The Tunit is the one investment your accountant will thank you for.

ROI is achieved in less than 2 months. Independent scientific research demonstrated that the Tunit reduced emissions significantly, contributing to less money spent at the pumps, re-

duced carbon footprint, and the preservation of the planet for tomorrow’s generation. Adjustability Each engine has different characteristics which demands variable power delivery. The Tunit fea-

tures manual adjustments engaged by a 10-position rotary switch. Warranties Each Tunit comes with a full 3 year product warranty. For vehicles under 5 years old, a free 12 month engine and driveline warranty (subject to terms and conditions) is available. The Tunit can just as easily be removed for servicing and warranty work. We provide a full 30 day refund policy and invite customers to test the product before purchase. Testimonials Doug, who hauls flatbeds

in the Rockies with his Maxxforce C13, says the Tunit transformed his truck. “Now I get 7.7 US mpg on 4900 miles.” Ben hauls freight with his DD15 from Ontario to Kentucky. “I was hard pressed to get 6.8 before. Now I get up to 7.5mpg.” Terry, with his DD15 notes, “On a consistent run I used on average 760 litres. Now I use 640 litres. To order, or for a full list of applications and details, call 866.212.3653 or 902.331.1372, or email Dealer inquiries are welcome. Visit our website


Evans Cooling Systems, Inc.

Waterless Coolant Reduces Maintenance, Saves Fuel


vans coolants are the world’s only WATERLESS engine coolants. Evans Heavy Duty Coolant (HDC) is formulated to support large diesel engines. Evans HDC is a liquid proprietary blend with soluble additives – NO water. It will last the lifetime of the engine and requires neither monitoring nor SCAs in any form. Water based coolant (anti-freeze) is generally a 50/50 mixture of ethylene glycol and water. Significant energy (26+ HP) is expended to keep the coolant in a liquid state throughout the cooling system. In a system designed to keep coolant temperature below the boiling point of water under all operating conditions Evans HDC eliminates the deficiencies inherent in anti-freeze. HDC boils at 375°F. The system can safely operate at higher temperatures and that means unmatched benefits to the heavy duty diesel operator. The failure temperature of anti-freeze is the boiling point of water, NOT the boiling point of the mixture. At its boiling point, the water portion of the mixture is liberated as vapour (flash vaporization). Ethylene gly-

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col remains in solution. If the liquid portion surrounding the vapour is above the boiling point of water, condensation cannot take place. Water vapour as the insulating barrier between hot metal and liquid coolant results in exponential temperature spikes. Flash vaporization at the inlet of the coolant pump creates a gas pocket in the pump. Coolant circulation ceases. Cooling system failure occurs. Coolant is expelled from the system from steam pressure that exceeds the pressure relief setting of the cap. As a piston moves inside the cylinder there is vibration of the liner. That vibration against the coolant alternately creates low and high pressures. Flash vaporization can occur at the instant of low pressure. During the high pressure instant the vapour then collapses against the cylinder liner. When repeated at the frequency of vibration, the metal is attacked and cavitation of the liner results. Upon shut down of an engine, the coolant pump ceases to circulate coolant through the system. Residual heat boils the stagnant water. Steam pressure

pushes anti-freeze out of the system. Water is aggressive towards metals causing corrosion and electrolysis. Water as a vapour creates steam pressure on seals and hoses. With Evans HDC as the coolant, these significant maintenance issues are eliminated. The engine can be modified to operate at slightly higher temperatures than those deemed safe with anti-freeze. Fan on time to total engine operating time can be reduced by 40 to 60%. The 26 Horse Power at 1,600 RPM parasitically drawn by the fan can power the vehicle. Depending on a variety of operating conditions, the fuel savings achieved will range from 3% to 7% annually. A vehicle traveling 100,000 miles per year at an average 6 miles per gallon (US) before modification will achieve savings of 794 gallons (US) if consumption reduction averages 5% - 354 gallons with a 3% reduction. The modification: replace anti-freeze with Evans HDC; change the thermostat from a 190°F to a 205°F; place a resistor pack across the coolant temperature

sensor to turn the fan on at 230°F and turn it off at 215°. It’s straight forward

and relatively simple. The cost excluding labour is in the range of $1,000 and can

be achieved in less than a year and benefits accrue for the life of the engine.


SmartTruck Aerodynamic System

Top Sustainable Solution at Rio+20 Earth Summit “Mission is Possible” according to Sustainia Honorary Chair Schwarzenegger


reenville, South Carolina – Sustainability legend Gro Harlem Brundtland, Media guru and philanthropist Ted Turner, EU Commissioner for Climate Action Connie Hedegaard and 150 VIP guests celebrated the first concrete outcome at Rio+20 in June 2012. The launch of Sustainia100. SmartTruck’s Trailer UnderTray System has been chosen for this prestigious and exclusive list of solutions. “I am very excited and inspired by this as it makes it absolutely clear that our mission is possible,” said Arnold Schwarzenegger, Honorary Chair of Sustainia. “That we do have the ammunition we need to tackle this challenge. That we have what it takes to create fun and attractive societies without destroying our planet.” The SmartTruck Trailer UnderTray System improves fuel efficiency in Class 8 long-haul trucks with its variety of configurations and options that

fit truck trailers to significantly reduce aerodynamic drag. Designed by world-class aerodynamic engineers, the system provides a clear alternative to traditional trailer side skirts through a durable, EPA SmartWay-verified solution that yields a fuelefficiency gain of more than 7 percent for the base model and at least ten percent for trucks fitted with the UnderTray System and add-on side fairings. “To be recognized in the international sustainability community is a great honor and a testament to the product itself and the advanced technology that was used to bring the UnderTray System to the trucking industry,” said Mike Henderson, CEO of SmartTruck. “We will continue leading the way for aerodynamic and fuel efficiency in the transportation sector, ultimately providing a more sustainable way for companies to transport goods in our society.” Sustainia100 is a

cornerstone in Sustainia – a construction site for the desirable society we could live in if we implemented ready and available solutions. Developed by world-leading companies, organizations and experts in close collaboration with UN Global Compact and Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s initiative Regions20, Sustainia is the first holistic introduction to the attractive sustainable future. Gathered from fifty-six countries spread over 6 continents, Sustainia100 is a complete guide to innovative and scalable solutions instrumental in creating sustainable societies. Building on ready and available solutions only, Sustainia100 is a tangible tool for sustainability professionals – from politicians to CEOs – dedicated to creating desirable and sustainable societies. Individually, the solutions represent sustainable innovation in areas such as city planning, energy, fashion, water and

The SmartTruck Trailer UnderTray System improves fuel efficiency in Class 8 long-haul trucks with its variety of configurations and options waste management, hightech and transportation. Collectively, they provide a guide of the building blocks available for transforming our societies. Sustainia100 solutions are nominees for the Sustainia Award, which honors outstanding performance within sustainability. The winner will be announced at a ceremony later this year in Copen-

hagen. “Securing the planet for future generations is a global collaborative task. Sustainia100 demonstrates that since the first Earth Summit in 1992 solutions and innovations to tackle this challenge hav e be e n de v e lo pe d all over the world,” said Gro Harlem Brundtland, Former Prime Minister, Member of The Elders Team. “We need to make more people aware of these solutions and inspire more to act. With the Sustainia100 there is no excuse for not choosing a sustainable path to the future. The solutions are there, ready for use.” “Science has long provided a body of knowledge that covers the huge and vast potential of sustainable solutions,” said Dr. Rajendra Pachauri, Chairman UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. “With Sustainia, we now have a platform that communicates this potential in a clear and comprehensive manner to a broad audience of politicians and corporations as well as civil society. Sustainia makes science easier to understand for a larger group of people,

which is just what we need to meet the challenges ahead.” “By 2030, the world will need at least fifty per cent more food, fortyfive per cent more energy and thirty per cent more water,” said Connie Hedegaard, Commissioner for Climate Action. “These figures show that continuing with business as usual is clearly not an option. It would be very costly in economic, environmental and human terms. This is why we need a more sustainable growth model that captures the value of a country’s natural wealth, of a clean environment, of social cohesion. Sustainia shows that many of the solutions are already there.” About SmartTruck Building on its aerodynamic background in the aerospace, motorsports and automotive industries, SmartTruck is bringing the next generation of aerodynamic products to the trucking industry. SmartTruck is headquartered in Greenville, South Carolina. For more information, visit the SmartTruck website at www.SmartTruckSystems. com.


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Cross Border Services

Any Drivers Passing Through Atlanta, Georgia?

By Dawn Truell, President


or those drivers out there who have driven along the I-20 through Atlanta, Georgia, did you know that you are diving on a pipeline for drug transporting between Georgia and Mexico? Federal authorities say the I-20 is a major drug pipeline from Mexico to Atlanta. A report that was released in November of last year by the Department of Justice’s National Drug Intelligence Center said Atlanta is the main eastern hub of drug activity for the Mexican drug cartels. There is a network of Interstate highways that pass through largely rural areas and I-20 was cited as one of the main arteries. “It’s constant and it’s the avenue that drug dealers most often take from Mexico to Atlanta,” Douglas Coun- ty Sheriff, Phil Miller said. “ T h e y m o v e it from M e x ico to Atlanta and then it is distributed all over t h e c o u n t r y. That means a lot of it comes through Douglas County and we are working so hard to stop it.” A l o n g t h e I - 2 0 L aw enforcement is cracking down. The specially trained Felony Interception Narcotics Detection (F.I.N.D.) Unit is making a ton of drug busts on the I-20, hoping that criminals will realize that this is

not a clear path for a drug throughway. This unit includes specially trained dogs that help in sniffing out drugs. “I think in time history will show us that the mafia and organized crime as we knew it in the ’40s, ’50s and ’60s pales in comparison to what we see from these Mexican cartels in terms of killing people and the amount of drugs they are putting on our streets,” Miller said. “While we’ve seized almost $20 million in cash and tons of drugs, we estimate that we are only getting maybe 10 percent. When you think of it like that, that’s why we feel it is so important.” Look at recent headlines and busts. Miller said for every one of these, there is no way to even guess how many get through undetected. Here are some recent examples: A mother with a 4-yearold at home found herself facing a drug trafficking charge after 20 pounds of marijuana was allegedly found in the vehicle she was driving. She was charged with trafficking marijuana following a traffic stop on I-20 westbound. It was concealed in a cardboard box loc a t e d i n the rear cargo area of the vehicle. A n tonio

sion of marijuana with intent to distribute after a traffic stop on I-20 found more than two pounds of pot and massive amounts of the dangerous moodaltering drug. She was headed to Birmingham, a top stop-over in the pipeline, according to federal officials. A Riverdale man was arrested on the I-20 for drug

trafficking charges after authorities seized more than 100 pounds of marijuana. Lendell Henderson, 38, was charged with trafficking marijuana. More than 100 pounds of pot was found in an SUV he was driving on a late Wednesday night. The street value could range from $70,000 to more than $300,000.

While patrolling Interstate 20, an officer stopped a truck loaded with 40,000 pounds of onions. After finding outof-date paperwork, the officer called in a drug dog which indicated the presence of cocaine. In hidden compartments 33 kilos (about 73 pounds) of cocaine was found and almost four times as much

marijuana. That truck was coming from Texas to Atlanta. For further information on aiding in the fight against contraband smuggling, or on C-TPAT, FAST, and PIP, please contact Dawn Truell, President, Cross Border Services, w w w. c r o s s b o r d e r s e r,


Demond Rutledge, 33, of Birmingham, Ala., was charged with trafficking marijuana and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony after deputies found 18 pounds of marijuana inside the vehicle he was driving on the I-20 where he was caught at a traffic stop. Laquisha Paulding was charged with trafficking of ecstasy and possesAugust 2012   11

New Products & Services

Hi-Tech Original Seat Covers

Ultrasonic Diagnostic Tool “Hears” Problems Before They Lead to Breakdowns


estbury, New York - Tracer Products has introduced the Tracerline® Marksman™ II ultrasonic diagnostic tool, a highly accurate instrument that converts and amplifies inaudible ultrasonic sound into audible “natural” sound. Service technicians can now easily hear sounds that signify problems such as air brake leaks, compressed air leaks, vacuum leaks, tire leaks and much more before they lead to major breakdowns. The Marksman II uses a two-tiered approach to ensure accurate diagnosis. The ultrasonic receiver converts inaudible sound into audible sound using heterodyne circuitry. Its unique Sound Signature Technology then fine tunes the audible sound into the natural sound emitted by the leak itself. A 5-LED signal-intensity indicator and audible alarm easily pinpoint the exact problem source. The Marksman II is so

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sensitive that it can detect leaks from orifices as small as 0.004 in (0.1 mm) at 5.0 psi (34 kPa), from a distance of 12 in (30 cm). An Internal Noise Control feature buffers ambient noise, making it ideal for use in even extremely noisy environments. This sleek, lightweight, ergonomically designed tool provides comfort and easy handling for prolonged use. The Marksman II comes complete with an ultrasonic receiver, headphones, hollow air probe, solid contact probe and an ultrasonic emitter that helps locate faulty seals, gaskets and weather stripping in passenger cabs, trailers and other non-pressurized enclosures. All components are packed in a sturdy carrying case. For more information about the Tracerline® Marksman™ II, call 800.641.1133. Outside the United States and Canada, call 516.333.1254 or visit us at www.tracerline. com.


Comfort & Durability


ach day, and in all seasons, seat cover fabrics exposed to humidity are vulnerable to deterioration by the onset of microorganisms such as bacteria. The result is diminished durability and the presence of unpleasant odours. Our investigations revealed that the use of metallised silver coat-

ings on space suits effectively eliminated bacteria by blocking oxygen-transporting enzymes. The adoption of this technology has enabled H i - Te c h Original Seat Cover to manufacture 100 per-

cent polyester, breathable and hygienic seat covers free of humidity and unpleasant odour. Te s t i m o n ials from drivers applauding the comfort and design of these products demon-

strate their quality and effectiveness. Hi-Tech seat covers, proudly made in Canada for over three years, fit any type of truck, including pick-ups and SUVs. For more information, call 418.845.0737, send an email to info@, or visit www.hitechoriginal. ca.


New Products & Services

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC

Kenworth Bendix Safety Technologies Options


lyria, Ohio – Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC continues to expand its presence as the North American leader in the development and manufacture of leading-edge active safety and braking system technologies. Kenworth Truck Company plans to offer Bendix® Wingman® Advanced™ – A Collision Mitigation Technology, and the SmarTire™ Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) by Bendix CVS later this year as options on select Class 8 trucks. Bendix Wingman Advanced delivers active cruise control with braking features, along with collision mitigation technology. SmarTire technology from Bendix continuously monitors the pressure and temperature of each tire on a commercial vehicle to provide real-time tire status information to the driver or maintenance technician. “Just as Bendix is committed to providing fleets, owner-operators, and drivers with highly proactive safety technologies, so is Kenworth, and the company’s choice of Bendix solutions reinforces that dedication,” said Scott Burkhart, Bendix Vice President and General Manager, Controls

Group. Bendix Wingman Advanced builds upon the company’s full-stability technology – Bendix® ESP® Electronic Stability Program full-stability system – providing fleets with a solution that can help drivers in collisions, rollovers, and loss-of-control situations. Using a radar sensor mounted to the front of the vehicle, Bendix ® Wingman ® Advanced™ – A Collision Mitigation Technology, delivers both warnings and active interventions to help drivers potentially avoid rear-end collisions or, at least, help reduce their severity. The system provides following distance and stationary object alerts, which are always available above approximately 10 mph – whether or not cruise control is engaged. When drivers use their cruise control, the adaptive cruise control with braking feature will actively intervene to help them maintain a safe following distance behind a forward vehicle by reducing throttle; engaging the engine retarder; or, if necessary, applying the foundation brakes. The collision mitigation feature of Bendix Wingman Advanced pro-

vides additional braking interventions, delivering up to two-thirds of the vehicle braking power through the steer, drive and trailer brakes. Above about 15 mph, this “always available” braking feature is ready to assist drivers – whether or not cruise control is active – by alerting the driver and automatically applying the brakes to help decelerate the vehicle when a rear-end collision may be imminent. The driver, of course, still maintains control of the vehicle and can add additional braking or steering inputs to help avoid or minimize the collision situation. A stationary object alert provides audible and visual alerts to the driver when the vehicle is approaching a stationary metallic object, such as a car, steel drum, or other metallic obstruction blocking the lane of travel. The alert gives the driver up to three seconds before a potential impact, helping him or her to respond to the impending threat. The warning is always available above about 10 mph. To assist fleets with managing the increasing costs of both fuel and tires, SmarTire™ TPMS provides drivers with the

necessary information to keep their tires properly inflated. Tire under inflation by as little as 10 percent results in a 1.5 percent drop in fuel economy, which can increase fuel spending by up to $1,000 per year for a single truck. Under inflation by 20 percent results in a 30 percent reduction in tire life. SmarTire technology warns the driver of tirerelated problems before they pose a safety hazard. Its temperature compensation feature allows the system to provide earlier warnings of a potential problem, providing valuable time for the operator to react to the issue before it results in a failure. The SmarTire system’s in-vehicle dash display provides information including actual tire pressure and temperature for each wheel location, along with a deviation value that shows the amount of over- or under inflation from each tire’s cold inflation pressure (CIP). This deviation value provides the user a deviation from target cold inflation pressure, regardless of tire temperature. The feature is important because tire pressure naturally increases when a tire’s temperature in-

creases. Increase in pressure can be due to normal operation or ambient conditions, but it can also be caused by under inflation. Without temperature compensation, a tire that is hot may appear fine to the operator. For drivers and fleets, this means they can accurately maintain their pressures anytime – whether a truck has been sitting idle or has been driving for hundreds of miles. An additional benefit the system provides is a high temperature warning, alerting the operator to a potential thermal issue, such as an overheated wheel-end due to a bearing or brake problem. Later this year, Bendix will release SmarTire™ for trailers as an aftermarket retrofit kit typically consisting of four or eight wheel sensors, harnessing and a wireless receiver. When paired with the latest version of SmarTire for tractors, the SmarTire trailer system will wirelessly link with the trailer, displaying both the truck and the trailer tire information. “Kenworth continually strives to offer the best in safety advances to its customers, and both Bendix® Wingman ® Advanced™ and SmarTire TPMS reflect that effort,” said Eric John-

son, Kenworth On-Highway Marketing Manager. Bendix’s Burkhart added, “The commercial vehicle industry is increasingly realizing the value of safety technologies, and for good reason – they are proven to help drivers reduce accidents and the high costs associated with them.” Bendix Wingman Advanced and SmarTire are key parts of Bendix’s evergrowing portfolio of technology developments that delivers on safety, plus four other areas critical to fleets’ success: stopping power, actionable information, reliability and fuel economy. Bendix understands these considerations are more important today than ever, as fleets operate in a challenging new environment that includes CSA, rising fuel costs and federally mandated reduced stopping distance and emissions standards. Technologies such as B e n d i x Wi n g m a n A d vanced do not replace the need for alert, safe drivers practicing safe driving habits, as well as continuous, comprehensive driver training. For more information, call 800-AIR-BRAKE (800.247.2725) or visit


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Espar Heater Systems

14th Annual Great American Trucking Show


e’re proud to be exhibiting at the 2012 Great American Trucking Show at the Dallas Convention Center in Dallas, Texas on August 23rd – 25th and we want to see you there! Be sure to visit us at the 2012 Great American Trucking Show to learn more about our company. We will be introducing at the show our newest addition, E=MC, Espar Maximum Control family of heater controllers. Come see the newest, the smartest controllers on the market. MultiMax F1000, for maximum sequence control and the Digi-MaxD1000, for maximum user control. These controllers were de-

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veloped to meet customer demands for a wider variety of options in the controls of the popular range of Espar bunk heaters and engine pre-heaters. The Multi-Max F1000 serves the needs of the Hydronic line of engine coolant heaters and the Digi-Max D1000 serves the needs of the Airtronic D2/D4 bunk heaters. Register today for free admission to GATS 2012 and be sure to visit Espar Heater Systems at booth 17075. The Great American Trucking Show is the nation’s second-largest trucking trade show and offers attendees a wide variety of industry exhibitors and informational

sessions. Attend free educational seminars, get the latest information from top industry leaders or see the amazing works of art at the Custom Rigs Pride & Polish Truck Beauty Contest. Some of the exciting events include The Cus-

tom Rigs Pride & Polish National Championship, truck beauty competition, educational seminars sponsored by TMTA, the Commercial Vehicle Outlook Conference and Free concerts from top country music artists, exhibits from leaders in the heavy

duty trucking industry and much more. Register today for free admission, courtesy of Espar Heater Systems. Free admission is available through August 22, 2012. If you have already registered for GATS 2012, feel free to share this with

a friend or co-worker. Refunds are not available on previous registrations. On-site Registration will be open August 23rd through August 25th for $10. For more information contact us at www.espar. com.


Warkworth Ontario Truck Show

Annual Warkworth Truck Show


he Annual Warkworth Ontario Tr u c k S h o w & Shine and Driver Appreciation Day will celebrate its 22nd successful year in conjunction with the Percy Agriculture/Warkworth

Fall Fair. The truck show, which will be held in the community of Warkworth, east of Toronto on Sunday September 9, 2012, promises a diverse lineup of trucks on display from an equally diverse selection

of exhibitors, including owner operators and national fleets. Among the roster of activities, typical of this event, is a free Steak BBQ for drivers and families, numerous awards and

prizes, and the opportunity for event participants to engage with members of the trucking industry. “Visitors can walk among the trucks, speak with the drivers, sit in the cabs, and get involved in the many activities available through the course of the event,” said Bill Newman, principal organizer of the show since its inception. The Annual Truck Show & Shine and Driver Appreciation Day attracts truck owners and drivers from Windsor to Montreal and the United States. As in previous years, over 100 trucks, ranging from the latest models to vintage designs, will be featured. Awards will be presented to registered participants, but the event is principally intended to showcase the importance of drivers, the industry, and their overall contribution to the country. All revenues collected from generous donations are reinvested back into the show to support the cost of the awards, tshirts, events, including the children’s midway ride, and the BBQ. At the same time, and the same place, trucking enthusiasts can also enjoy activities presented by the Warkworth Fall Fair, including the tractor pull, cow show, and the competition for local produce. An admission charge of $10 guarantees a fun day for everyone! For more information, contact Bill Newman at 705.924.3399.


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Transport Canada Program to Identify Ways to Greenify Trucking


oronto, Ontario - The trucking industry is encouraged by Transport Canada’s move to fund the next phase of the ecoTECHNOLOGY for Vehicles Program — a 5 year, $38-million program that will proactively test advanced vehicle technologies that will help develop safety and environmental regulations, as well as industry codes and standards. The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) applauded the announcement of the plan, which builds upon a successful predecessor program with the same name that was focused on testing environmental technologies for passenger cars. The new program, however, will expand testing activities to include heavy-duty trucks and a broader range of technologies. (See appendix below for details). “In these challenging economic times, CTA is appreciative of Transport Canada dedicating limited resources to research in our sector which could result in the identification of opportunities or challenges associated with green technology,” said CTA Senior VP Stephen Laskowski. “This research

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will no doubt identify ways to green our sector without introducing unnecessary costs as well as hopefully identifying challenging technology that is not worth pursuing.” Through the promotion of its enviroTruck campaign, CTA continues to lobby the federal government for the introduction of financial incentives to encourage the purchase of GHG friendly tractors and add-on devices for trailers. “With the heavy truck greenhouse gas regulation slated for introduction in 2014, CTA believes it is critical the federal government utilize the tax system, just as is the case with manufacturing equipment, to incentivize carrier purchases,” said Laskowski. Unlike the air quality emission standards, the GHG standards will not specify the required equipment for all heavy trucks sold over the regulatory period. Therefore, “incentives will be critical if the government would like to see more GHG friendly heavy trucks hitting the road at a much quicker rate,” added Laskowski. For a list of the heavy truck projects slated for inclusion under the  Eco-

TECHNOLOGY program see the list included below. Studying the feasibility of replacing truck rear view mirrors with onboard cameras to improve aerodynamic efficiency. eTV will test the reliability/durability of the camera equipment, study human factors consideration, and investigate user acceptance. Results will help develop vehicle safety regulations and support the implementation of future environmental regulations. Conducting scale-model aerodynamic wind-tunnel testing to measure the drag reduction capabilities of aerodynamic devices (e.g. cab under-body treatments, gap reduction methods, long combination vehicles) equipped on long haul truck-trailer combinations. Results will help develop North American emission regulations, and help industry integrate new innovations into the Canadian market. Studying the potential for boat tails (aerodynamic fins affixed at the end of tractor-trailers) to affect other road users due to the spraying of snow, ice, mud and other debris. Scale-model windtunnel testing and track

testing will be performed. Results will help develop safety regulations and non-regulatory codes and standards. Studying the safety benefits of side-skirts (an aerodynamic sheet of material that fills the gap from the bottom of the truck trailer to the ground and in between front and the rear axle of the trailer) versus side-guards (metal bars in the same area) to withstand pedestrian impacts at standard temperatures (20°C) and cold temperatures (-25°C). Results will help develop safety standards, and non-regulatory codes and standards. Testing the performance of hybrid electric

trucks across a variety of operating conditions, including cold weather. Results will be gathered on emissions performance and fuel consumption. This work will support the development of future environmental regulations, the development of non-regulatory codes and standards, Government of Canada energy efficiency programs, and the development of global technical regulations. Testing the safety and environmental performance of compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquefied natural gas (LNG) vehicles to assist with provincial weights & dimensions regulations, emissions regulations,

industry codes and standards and to support the work of the Technical Advisory Committee that is implementing the recommendations of the Natural Gas Use in Canadian Transportation Sector Deployment Roadmap. Conducting cross-comparison testing of various alternative fuel vehicles (such as compressed natural gas, propane, gasoline, diesel, and electric) in the laboratory to assess performance, fuel consumption and emissions, (e.g. greenhouse gas, black carbon, etc.). This work will support the development of future environmental regulations and Government of Canada energy efficiency

Commercial Vehicle Megatrends Conference

Meritor WABCO’s Morrison Speaks on Innovation ROI & Advanced Safety at Conference


roy, Michigan - Jon Morrison, President and General Manager, Meritor WABCO, made remarks pertaining to “Innovation ROI” during the Commercial Vehicle Megatrends USA 2012 conference in Dearborn, Michigan at The Henry. Morrison’s remarks emphasized the potential return on investment for operators leveraging four main areas of innovation: improving driver and highway safety; increasing vehicle uptime; avoiding accidents and increasing fleet efficiency. Morrison confirmed that Meritor WABCO’s SmarTrac™ Electronic Stability Control (ESC) technology ensures that truck tractors and motor coaches can meet the stringent standard for ESC systems as recently proposed by the U.S. Department of

Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Citing a study by the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute, Morrison said there are approximately 6,900 rollover accidents involving 200 fatalities annually. The use of ESC technology could help drivers avoid up to 56 percent of rollover crashes each year – the deadliest among all crash types, according to NHTSA research. Morrison added that integrated safety systems offer several advantages including reduced vehicle downtime, risk reduction and assistance for less experienced drivers. Meritor WABCO has a track record of being firstto-market with breakthrough safety innovations that save lives and improve vehicle performance, and

Morrison shared further information on the nextgeneration OnGuard™ Plus collision mitigation system. OnGuard Plus reacts to moving vehicles and decelerating vehicles ahead that come to a standstill. Its emergency braking can help the driver bring the vehicle to a complete stop. In case of stationary vehicles ahead, the system warns the driver and autonomously applies partial braking. This advanced safety function is the industry’s only innovation of its kind in North America.

“At Meritor WABCO, we are on the leading edge of safety technology that helps to reduce accidents and potentially save lives, as operators strongly benefit from additional returns on investment in innovation such as saving money through risk reduction,” Morrison said. “ESC and OnGuard Plus further demonstrate why Meritor WABCO leads the industry in the number of breakthrough technologies in North America, resulting in stronger safety and smarter efficiency for commercial

vehicles.” About Meritor WABCO Meritor WABCO is a North American joint venture focused on the development and delivery of proven, integrated safety technology and efficiencysmart components. These include braking systems and controls, active safety systems, and suspension and control systems for commercial vehicles in North America. Two leading global suppliers back Meritor WABCO, each with more than 100-year legacies. Meritor, Inc.

(NYSE:MTOR), a supplier of drivetrain, mobility, braking and aftermarket solutions for commercial vehicle and industrial markets, provides the JV the industry’s most extensive service and support network; while WABCO Automotive Control Systems, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of WABCO Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:WBC) provides breakthrough technologies and control systems for the safety and efficiency of commercial vehicles. For more information, visit


Phillips Industries

Three New Territory Sales Managers


anta Fe Springs, California - Phillips Industries has recently added three new Territory Sales Managers in their latest

effort to put more people in the field representing the company with sales and technical support. Joining Phillips as Territory Sales

Managers are Nick Chelman in the Southeast, Thomas Lewis in the South Atlantic region and Kent Crymes in the Southern region.

Please visit us at www. to learn how Phillips products can make a difference in your operation.


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U.S. Looking North for Guidance on Truck Crash Accountability


ttawa, Ontario - Reports emanating out of the United States suggest that the US Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is looking north of the border for possible guidance in terms of how to account for crash accountability under the administration’s carrier safety profile program – Compliance-Safety-Accountability (CSA). Under CSA, all accidents -- regardless of whether the truck was at fault or not

-- are listed on a carrier’s CSA profile and count towards the carrier’s overall score. Likewise, in Canada, provincial carrier ratings systems list all accidents are involved in but only those that were preventable, in other words where the truck was at-fault, are “pointed” and count towards a carrier’s overall safety rating. Industry officials in the United States, including the American Trucking Associations (ATA) have been urging FMCSA to examine

the Canadian approach. It appears that such an examination is underway but how long the review will take and what the outcome will be remains to be seen. Still, says the CEO of the Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA), David Bradley, “It’s nice to see the US government at least willing to look to Canada for examples of how things might work better, for a change.” “We have long held that whether its weights and di-

Mack Trucks

Hybrid Vehicle Development


reensboro, North Carolina - Mack Trucks announced it is expanding its natural gas-powered offerings and has taken a key step forward in its hybrid vehicle development process. Mack plans to offer natural gas-powered versions of the MACK® Pinnacle™ and MACK® Granite® models in 2013. Both models will utilize the Cummins Westport ISX12 G engine. Customer testing is scheduled to begin this year. The addition of the 12-liter natural gas-powered models expands Mack’s current natural gas solutions to on-highway and construction applications. Mack already offers natural gas-powered MACK® TerraPro™ Low Entry and MACK® TerraPro® Cabover refuse models. Like their Mack TerraPro natural gas counterparts, the Mack natural gas-powered Pinnacle and Granite models will feature maintenancefree aftertreatment and 18   August 2012

require only a three-way c a t a l y s t t o m e e t E PA 2010 and CARB emissions standards, setting a new benchmark for lower alternative fuel vehicle lifecycle costs and improving customers’ return on investment. Mack’s natural gas-powered trucks are available with compressed (CNG) or liquefied (LNG) fuel systems. Mack also is investigating other alternative driveline technologies, including high pressure direct injection, which uses a combination of natural gas and a small amount of diesel in the combustion process, and DME (dimethyl ether), which can be produced from natural gas. In addition, the company continues to move forward on development of diesel-electric hybrid TerraPro models, recently delivering additional Low Entry test units to the New York City Department of Sanitation for evaluation. The Mack diesel-electric hybrid technology provides up to a 30 percent

fuel economy improvement in stop-and-go applications such as refuse, with a corresponding greenhouse gas emissions benefit. For more information about Mack, visit our Web site at www.macktrucks. com.


mensions standards, safety initiatives such as the Canadian federal hours of service standards or speed limiters (in Ontario and Quebec), the Canadian experience provides a wealth of empirical evidence in terms of the impact on safety, on infrastructure and on the environment on certain measures, right in the United States’ backyard.” According to Brad-

ley, there are examples of where US regulators have adopted Canadian approaches – he cites the reset provisions in both the Canadian and US hours of service regulations as a “Made-In-Canada invention” as one – but they do not happen all that often. “There are good ideas on both sides of the border; and obviously a compatible approach is a good thing. Perhaps initiatives

like the Regulatory Cooperation Council, which arose out of the recent perimeter action plan, will morph into a body that over time may help create a more bilateral approach to certain trucking regulations,” he said. “In the meantime, we’ll continue to work with our partners at ATA and provide whatever information we can.”


Meritor, Inc.

Instructor-Led Training Courses for Commercial Vehicle Industry


r o y, M i c h i g a n Meritor, Inc. (NYSE: MTOR) continues to deliver industry-leading service and support through the company’s new instructor-led training (ILT) courses. In addition to the more than 100 online courses currently available through Meritor BullPen, several new in-depth and hands-on classes are now available for those interested in learning the specifics about Meritor’s diverse range of products and services. These in-person training courses are offered at the Meritor Tech Training Center in Troy, Michigan and led by the Meritor DriveForce™ Training Group. Attendees will receive

up-to-date product information and personalized attention from industry experts, who collectively have an average of more than a quarter century of industry and product experience. Each three-day course will run from 8 AM to 5 PM each day. Upcoming topics include: Rear-Drive Axle and Front Non-Drive Steer Axle, Foundation Brakes - Vehicle Dynamics and Controls and Trailer Products. The courses provide a mixture of product basics and hands-on skills training that covers: component identification, system operation, preventative maintenance, disassembly, assembly, adjustments, diagnostics and

parts failure analysis related to specific products in each course. Meritor’s commitment to customer support is further enhanced with Meritor DriveForce, the company’s North American sales and service organization, and the OnTrac™ technical support center, collectively staffed by more than 150 dedicated professionals to assist commercial vehicle customers with customized solutions before, during and after the sale. To register for an upcoming training session, or for more information, visit For important information, visit the company’s website at meritor. com.


Trailer Wizards

Benoit Fisette Appointed VP, Québec Region


ontreal, Queb e c – Tr a i l e r Wizards Ltd., C a n a d a ’s n a t i o n w i d e leader in semi trailer rentals  and  trailer sales  announces the appointment of Benoit Fisette as Vice President of our  Quebec region.  Fisette’s  primary responsibilities will be to work with the Quebec team to focus on sustainable growth, improve cost effectiveness for both the organization and its customers, and continue to build strong customer relationships. Fisette was most recently the Director of Sales (Eastern Canada)  Ground Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n S o l u tions at Calyx Transportation Group Inc. and has also worked with other trucking leaders including Kingsway Transport, TransX  Group of Com-

panies and Manitoulin Transport, bringing with him over sixteen years of diverse experience in leadership, management, operations, customer service and business development. He is also an active member of the Montreal Transportation Club and has won past awards  for Ground Transportation Solutions with Calyx Transportation Group Inc., including Sales Team of the year (Eastern Team), Deal of the Year and Circle of Excellence (Sales Leader). Fisette  is proud to join Trailer Wizards stating, “We are a very  well-recognized and dynamic  organization that advocates integrity and customer satisfaction while having a growth mindset. The trailer industry is growing at a fast pace and it’s an excit-

ing time to join Canada’s only coast to coast onestop-trailer-shop.” Fisette  resides in Blainville, Quebec, with his spouse and three year old son and enjoys  travelling and  the great outdoors, particularly sports fishing. To contact Benoit Fisette, call 1.855.EASY. LLV (327.9558).


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Canada & U.S. Launch New Technology to Reduce Border Wait Times


ort Erie, Ontario - The Honourable Rob Nicholson, P.C., Q.C., Member of Parliament for Niagara Falls, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, on behalf of the Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, announced the installation of new technology at the Peace and QueenstonLewiston Bridges to help people cross the border faster. “Canada and the United  States are taking action to promote the safe, secure and efficient movement of people and goods across the border,” said Minister  Nicholson. “This technology will make cross-border travel easier and facilitate trade by providing reliable, up-to-date information to help drivers plan and choose the fastest crossing.” New and advanced sensor technology near customs plazas and approach roads will measure and report delays, and relay this information to travellers. People will be able to plan their routes

better, time their crossing, and select the bridge with the best wait-times. “While driving to the border, we naturally wonder whether it will be faster to cross at Fort Erie or Queenston,” said Minister  Nicholson. “With this new technology, accurate, up-to-the-minute crossing times will be posted well before you reach the border.” This new system is expected to reduce border wait times for the travelling public and commercial carriers by up to one million hours per year. Up-to-date information on the Peace  Bridge and Queenston-Lewiston Bridge websites will help drivers to plan and save money on fuel by avoiding congestion. “This technology demonstrates significant progress on behalf of the Beyond the Border Action Plan by updating critical infrastructure at our ports and enhancement of the border-crossing experience for travelers,” said Acting Customs and Border Protection Commissioner David  Aguilar.

“This latest example of US-Canadian collaboration demonstrates our nations’ partnership to ensure continued economic competitiveness.” “Freight movement is essential to commerce and a healthy economy,” said Federal Highway Administrator Victor Mendez. “This technology will help U.S. businesses move their goods and products more efficiently across the border to help grow our national economy and create jobs.” This project supports commitments under the Beyond the Border Action Plan announced by Prime  Minister Stephen  Harper and U.S. President Barack  Obama on December  7,  2011. Under this Plan, Canada and the U.S. committed to reduce, eliminate and prevent barriers to crossborder trade and travel and install border wait time measurement technology at the top 20 land crossings. The border wait time technology will also: Help border agencies better manage traffic vol-


Navistar Changes to Urea Aftertreatment Engine


t’s official. Navistar announced that it will change course and develop a new engine that uses urea-based aftertreatment to comply with EPA emission standards. The new technology, which the company is calling In-Cylinder Technology Plus, will use a combination of in-cylinder technology and ureabased aftertreatment -- as do most selective catalytic reduction (SCR) engines currently on the 20   August 2012

market. The company said the EPA is supportive of the new approach and expects the engines to be available in early 2013. “Our distinctive solution will leverage the investment and advancement we’ve made in clean engine technology while providing immediate certainty for our customers, dealers, employees and investors,” said Daniel C. Ustian, Navistar Chairman, President and CEO. Navistar says the new

engines will also meet greenhouse gas emission rules in advance of the 2014 and 2017 fuel efficiency standards. The company was previously using only its in-cylinder, advanced exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) solution, which fell short of meeting the 2010 EPA 0.2 gram- NOx limit. Last month, a U.S. Court threw out an EPA interim rule which allowed the company to sell the engines by paying a fine.


ume by providing reliable information for planning purposes. Ensure more efficient border operations by allowing border agencies to focus resources on security. Reduce environmental impacts by decreasing vehicle emissions from border congestion and delays. “Border wait time measurement technology will i m p r ov e a c c e s s i b i l i t y across the border, increase efficiency at ports and enhance service levels,” said the Honourable Vic Toews, Minister of Public Safety. “By implementing border wait time technology at these ports of entry, travellers and commercial drivers will receive information to help them decide when

MP for Niagara Falls, Minister of Justice and Attorney General for Canada (centre) with Lew Holloway, General Manager, Niagara Falls Bridge Commission and Tim Kennedy, New York State Senator. and where to cross the border”. This project was completed in partnership with the Federal Highway Administration, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the Canada Border Services Agency and Trans-

port Canada. For information on the Peace Bridge, please visit: For information on the Queenston-Lewiston Bridge, please visit: www.niagarafallsbridges. com.



Expanded Border Wait Time System Improves CrossBorder Travel


bbotsford, BC - A new border delay message sign on Highway 1 will make it easier for motorists and commercial vehicle operators travelling to the U.S. to plan their route and save time. The sign was announced today by Minister of International Trade and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway, Ed Fast, and British  Columbia Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure, Blair Lekstrom. The Advanced Traveller Information System (ATIS) measures and displays border wait times to allow motorists to make informed travel decisions. The new sign is located on Highway 1 westbound, between the Whatcom Road Interchange and Highway 11. The new sign is part of the previous $2.6  million Highway  11/13 ATIS expansion, with the Government of Canada and the Province of British  Columbia each contributing $1.3 million. “The Government of Canada is proud to participate in the expansion of the Advanced Traveller In-

formation System,” said the Honourable Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway. “Using advanced technologies such as this new sign at crossings along the B.C. and Washington State international border will help travellers decide when and where to cross this border and will reduce delays at these crossings.” “We are committed to working with all partners to move people and goods more safely and efficiently across our borders,” said Minister  Lekstrom. “This new sign will give border travellers and families the information they need to plan their route and save time.” The project supports the Province’s goal to improve the movement of goods and people, which is outlined in ‘Canada Starts Here: The BC Jobs Plan’. It also supports the Government of Canada’s commitment to accelerate the legitimate flows of people and goods between Canada and the U.S., while strengthening security and economic competitive-

ness. The entire ATIS includes overhead message signs approaching key Lower Mainland Canada-U.S. border crossings and changeable message signs on Highway 1,  91 and  99. In addition, travellers can check border wait times and conditions online, at: or by calling: 604-542-4380. The federal funds come from the Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) at Border Crossings program, a contribution program that provides funding to transportation operators to deploy transportation technology at Canada-U.S. land border crossings. This new sign is part of several measures undertaken by the federal and provincial governments to improve cross-border trade and travel in B.C. These measures include expanding the ATIS, adding NEXUS lanes at three border crossings, FAST improvements at Highway  15, improving commercial vehicle access and adding an anti-idling signal system at the Peace Arch crossing.


Hwy 97 Project Reaches Halfway Mark


ake Country, British Columbia - The $77.9-million project to construct a new nine-kilometre section of Highway 97 between Winfield and Oyama has reached the halfway mark. Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Blair Lekstrom, KelownaLake Country MP Ron Cannan, and KelownaLake Country MLA Norm Letnick, toured the project today. Near Oyama, the Gatzke Road Overpass is taking

shape, with completion scheduled for this August. At the south end of the project, the walls are being installed for construction of the Wood Lake Overpass. Two steel pipes that will serve as underpasses for local access to orchards and recreational areas have been placed along the new route. Measures have also been taken to protect bat habitat in an environmentally-sensitive area. To date, over one million cubic metres

of rock and soil has been excavated and moved on the site. Approximately 250 direct jobs will be created over the life of the project, which is on schedule to be finished in summer 2013. The project is valued at $77.9 million. The project is funded under the Building Canada Fund, with the Government of B.C. contributing $44.3 million and the Government of Canada contributing up to $33.6 million.


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Chevron Canada Ltd.

2012 Delo Big Bass Boat Sweepstakes Offers Chance to Reel in a Big Catch


ississauga, Ontario - Chevron Canada Ltd., the Canadian distributor and seller of the Delo® brand of technologically advanced engine oils, lubricants and coolants, has announced its Delo Big Bass Boat Sweepstakes. Beginning May 1 through September 30, participants can register at for the chance to win a fully equipped 2012

ZX190 Skeeter® bass boat and other prizes*. The Delo Big Bass Boat Sweepstakes prizes include: Grand Prize: Fully outfitted 2011 Z X 1 9 0 Skeeter® bass boat (approximate retail value $32,000). 1st Prize:

An all-expense paid trip to appear on the “Honey Hole All Outdoors TV Show” – with host and bass professional, Bill Wi l c o x ( a p p r o x i m a t e retail value

$15,000). 2nd Prize: Four winners will receive a $500 cash gift card each (approximate retail value $500 each).

The Delo Big Bass Boat sweepstakes is open to legal residents of the United States and Canada who are considered legal adults in their state or

province at the time of the commencement of the sweepstakes – May 1, 2012.* No purchase required to participate in sweepstakes. More information on Delo products and the Delo Truck can be found at For more information about Chevron Lubricants Canada Inc. go to www.ChevronLubricants. com.


Pressure Systems International

Annual THERMALERT™ Athena Award


an Antonio, TX - Pressure Systems International (PSI), manufacturer of the Meritor Tire Inflation System (MTIS™) by PSI™ with ThermALERT™ technology, presented Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company with their 2011 Athena Award on Friday, April 20 during the Truck Trailer Manufacturers Association meeting held in Tuscon, AZ. Present at the award ceremony from Utility Trailer were Steve Bennett, Vice President; Hal Bennett, President; Jeff Bennett, Vice President

Engineering; Paul Bennett, Chairman and CEO; and Todd Bennett, Director of Finance. PSI was represented by Tim Musgrave, President and CEO, Frank Sonzala, Executive Vice President and Steve Robinson, Director - OEM Sales & Dealer Programs The Athena award is given by PSI each year to the company who does the most to promote the use of the ThermALERT technology. ThermALERT, when included with MTIS, warns vehicle operators of excessive heat buildup in the wheel end before it results

in wheel loss, wheel-end failures, possible danger, and costly trailer fires. MTIS by PSI is Utility’s preferred automatic tire inflation system and the ThermALERT technology has been increasingly included in the specifications, offering Utility customers an additional safety feature. As fleets have increasingly seen the early warning benefits of the ThermALERT technology, MTIS, with this option, now accounts for over fifty percent of PSI’s production. During the award pres-

Pictured left to right are: Walt Sherbourne - National Sales Manager, NA Trailer Products, ArvinMeritor, Steve Robinson - PSI - Director of OEM Sales & Dealer Programs, Tim Musgrave - PSI - President & CEO, Dick Giromini - Wabash National - President & CEO, Steve Miller - Wabash National - Vice President - Supply Chain Management. 22   August 2012

entation Tim Musgrave President & CEO for PSI thanked Utility for championing the ThermALERT™ technology. “ThermALERT™ was developed to address the

safety concern of possible wheel off situations due to heat buildup in the wheel end and we’re very appreciative that Utility recognizes the benefits this technology offers

their customers. Having a trailer manufacturer with Utility’s reputation support this technology reinforces our belief in the advantages of this technology.”


Legal Matters

The Right to Remain Silent

By Mark Reynolds


ften I am retained by clients who have been charged with an offence as a result of a collision and

they tell me that the officer spoke to other witnesses, but not the client. There is a very good reason for this. Once an officer has interviewed a witness or witnesses at an accident scene and has determined that they will be charging you with an offence, the officer does not want to hear anything from you, because it could be used in court against you. We are all aware of the term “You have the right to remain silent and any-

thing you say can be used against you in court”. This is a “caution” from an officer that has decided to charge you with an offence and is telling you that you have the right to not incriminate yourself. Often when people hear this caution it seems to prompt them to tell the officer their version of events because they feel they have nothing to hide. This is a mistake. When cautioned by an officer, my advice is to remain

silent, receive your charge and seek legal counsel. The officer is the person alleging the offence. It is the court that decides if the allegation will result in a conviction or not. If you tell the officer your version of events despite the fact that you have been cautioned, that can be used as evidence against you. If your version of events will actually assist you at trial, that’s when it should be presented, and that should be determined by

you and your representative after becoming aware of all of the facts, including what the other witnesses had to say in their statements. Being too anxious to tell your story after being cautioned can result in providing the prosecution with valuable evidence that can be used to convict you of the offence. When an officer does not ask you anything prior to charging you, that helps eliminate the possibility

of you providing evidence that can be used against you. When an officer cautions you that you have the right to remain silent, I would advise you to remain silent. Mark Reynolds is a licensed paralegal, former truck driver, MTO enforcement officer, provincial trainer and enforcement coordinator and can be reached at 416.221.6888 or by email at MarkReynolds@OTTLegal. com.



Betts Spring Receives PACCAR 50PPM Quality Award for Second Time


resno, California - Betts Spring has been named to PACCAR’s 2011 elite group of suppliers meeting the OEM’s demanding quality expectation of 50 PPM. Betts earned the distinction by lowering PPM, or product defects expressed in parts per million, to

zero at its state-of-the-art heavy duty component manufacturing facility in Fresno, California, where the company’s market leading lineup of spray suppression products are produced. Betts Spring supplies Betts and LifeTime Fenders branded spray suppression prod-

ucts and other proprietary components manufactured to PACCAR specifications. This is the second time Betts has received this honor, having been previously recognized in 2007. “It is truly an honor to receive this recognition from PACCAR, a high-

ly valued customer of Betts,” said President Mike Betts. “Throughout our operations, everyone is committed to meeting or exceeding the expectations of our customers for quality products delivered on schedule. We appreciate that PACCAR has recognized our effort and

superior results. Betts diligently pursues excellence for PACCAR and every other customer we serve.” In meeting the PPM standard, Betts creates a successful product more than 99.995 percent of the time Suppliers must have one year of product history with PACCAR before they can be nominated for the 50 PPM quality certification, a distinction maintained on a rolling six-

month performance basis. In additio n to maintaining a nonconforming parts rate of less than 50 PPM, PACCAR’s robust criteria includes maintaining a warranty claims rate of less than 50 PPM (one claim per 20,000 receipts); Production Parts Approval Process (PPAP) submission acceptance rate of 98 percent; an on-time submission rate of greater than or equal to 99 percent for the prior six months; maintaining a

quality system in compliance with QS-9000, ISO/ TS 16949 or ISO 9001 for 2008; and passing PACCAR’s Supplier Readiness Review. About Betts Spring For over one hundred forty (140) years and during six generations of continuous family ownership, Betts Spring Company has practiced daily the mission of its founder and decorated spring maker William M i chael Betts I – “Building Well, Serving Better”. From its proud beginning as the first spring manufacturer in the Western United States, Betts has evolved into a diversified manufacturing and distribution company servicing the requirements of heavy duty trucking, automotive and industrial clients with innovative, patented solutions, products and services made in the USA. For more information, please v i s i t w w w. B e t t s 1 8 6 8 . com.


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Tires & Wheels

Customized Tires Honour America’s Armed Forces


kron, Ohio - As a further reflection of its decades of military support, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, exclusive tire supplier of NASCAR’s three major national series and NHRA Racing’s Top Fuel and Funny Car classes, is honouring and supporting U.S. Armed Forces with the launch of the “Goodyear Gives Back” campaign, a fundraising effort designed to generate support for the U.S. Armed Forces and their families who make sacrifices to protect Americans’ freedom. Goodyear transformed the appearance of all related racing tires over the July 4th holiday race weekend, replacing the traditional “Goodyear Eagle” sidewalls with a symbolic yellow ribbon design reading “Support Our Troops.” A number of initiatives are part of this year’s program, including at-track activities, the launch of, and multiple opportunities for racing fans to participate – all to benefit the Support Our Troops organization. “Soldiers and their families make tremendous sacrifices for us every day. We hope that by changing the look of our race tires to raise awareness, along with Goodyear’s donation and fund-raising efforts, we can help make a difference in the lives of the troops and their families,” said Garth Ely, Goodyear Director of Brand Marketing. “From outfitting Humvees and planes, to patrolling the coast with the Goodyear blimp after Pearl Harbour, Goodyear has been supporting the military for more 24   August 2012

than 100 years.” To kick off this year’s program, Goodyear is leading the way with its own donation to Support Our Troops. During the “Goodyear Gives Back” event from July 1 through Au g u s t 3 1 , G o o d y e a r will donate $1 per select Goodyear tire sold up to $250,000* to the Support Our Troops organization. Over the past two years, contributions generated through the Goodyear effort have amounted to nearly $400,000 in cash and product, and have benefited U.S. service men and women directly and through the highly effective programs operated by Support Our Troops. This non-profit nationwide organization works to bolster the morale and well-being of America’s troops and their families by delivering over $20 million per year in care packs and requested items to the front lines, providing positive support at home, kids’ camp assistance and more. “Goodyear has played an integral role in efforts to raise awareness and funds to help impact the lives of U.S. Armed Forces and their families,” said Martin C. Boire, Executive Director of Support Our Troops. “We appreciate all that Goodyear, NASCAR and NHRA are doing by providing so many ways for the fans to show their support for our service men and women through this year’s campaign.” To extend the impact of this year’s p r o -

gram, Goodyear, NASCAR and a group of volunteers teamed up at Daytona International Speedway to fill care packages for the troops with personalized “thank you” cards and other essential items donated by Goodyear and NASCAR sponsors and partners. Goodyear and NASCAR have arranged an additional care package event scheduled at Michigan International Speedway in August. Through its official NASCAR partnership, UPS Trackside Services will provide shipping and manage the delivery of the care packages from Daytona to Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan. NASCAR drivers are helping to spread the word of this program and encouraging fans to join the effort. Goodyear aired three custom TV commercials during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race broadcast on July 7 on TNT, with Richard Childress Racing drivers Jeff Burton, Kevin Harvick and Paul Menard, Hendrick Motorsports drivers Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Kasey Kahne, and Stewart-Haas Racing driver Ryan Newman participating. Consumers and race fans can personally get involved in this year’s “Goodyear Gives Back” campaign by visiting w w w. G o o d y e a r. c o m / GivesBack and bidding on authentic, race-used Goodyear NASCAR and NHRA tires autographed by drivers who used them in these races, as well as other unique items including authentic motorsports experiences and memorabilia that are up for auction with all proceeds going directly to Support Our Troops.


Tires & Wheels

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Box 1276 Brooks, AB T1R 1C1 Tel: 403.501.5551 Fax: 403.501.5665 Contact: Brian Sieble Email:

NAPA Auto Parts



329 - 72nd Ave. S.E., Unit 82 Calgary, AB T2C 4X6 Tel: 403.279.2870 Fax: 403.279.4372 Contact: Peggy Deringer


Traction Head Office

18532 - 116 Avenue Edmonton, AB T5S 2W8 Tel: 780.489.7555 Fax: 780.481.0148 Contact: Ken O’Brien Email: th

edmonton north west


18051 - 111 Avenue Edmonton NW, AB T5S 2P2 Tel: 780.444.4334 Fax: 780.444.7204 Contact: Rob Dodds Email: th

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


NAPA Auto Parts 4657A

4833 - 2 Avenue Edson, AB T7E 1T8 Tel: 780.712.4152 Fax: 780.712.4212 Contact: Kris Pero Email: nd

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Paramount Parts Inc.

36 Riedel Street Fort McMurray, AB T9H 3E1 Tel: 780.791.3000 Fax: 780.790.0365 Contact: Brent Usick Email:

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#4 16101 - 101st Street Grande Prairie, AB T8V 0P2 Tel: 780.538.3038 Fax: 780.538.3398 Contact: Harold Harmsen Email:

High Prairie

High Prairie Truck & Trailer Ltd.

5309 - 53rd Avenue, Hwy 2 West, PO Box 1388 High Prairie, AB T0G 1E0 Tel: 780.523.4777 Toll Free: 877.523.4754 Fax: 780.523.4773 Contact: Crosby Rich


NAPA Auto Parts 4236A

120 North Street Hinton, AB, T7V 1S8 Tel: 780.865.8800 Fax: 780.865.7628 Email:

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British Columbia


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5205 - 65th Street Lloydminster, AB T9V 2E8 Tel: 780.875.7712 Fax: 780.875.4039 Contact: Peter Parkinson Email:

4704 - 48th Avenue Fort Nelson, BC V0C 1R0 Tel: 250.774.3273 Fax: 250.774.3274 Contact: John & Colleen Reynolds Email:

1940 Queen Avenue Brandon, MB R7B 0T1 Tel: 204.728.9573 Contact: Rick Blaine Email:

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Truck Zone Inc.

Hydraco Industries Ltd.

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

peace river

Peace Truck & Trailer Ltd. 9103 - 75 Street P.O. Box 7647 Peace River, AB T8S 1T2 Tel: 780.624.8655 Fax: 780.624.8592 Contact: Dwayne Brulotte Email: th

CHR-ACK Parts & Repairs

200 Oak Point Highway Winnipeg, MB R2R 1V1 Tel: 204.956.9490 Fax: 204.949.9493 Contact: Louise Ross Email:


N. W. territories

1875 Kryczka Place Kamloops, BC V1S 1S4 Tel: 250.374.3100 Fax: 250.374.0631 Contact: Fred Daku

Central Valley Truck Service Ltd.

105 Adams Road Kelowna, BC V1X 7R1 Tel: 250.765.7738 Fax: 250.765.7705 Contact: Rick Viens Email:

prince george

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

564 - 2nd Avenue Prince George, BC V2L 2Z9 Tel: 250.563.7778 Fax: 250.563.4994 Contact: Kevin Carter Email:

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NAPA #6260

4528F - 47 Avenue Rocky Mtn House, AB T4T 0A9 Tel: 403.845.2709 Fax: 403.845.2786 Contact: Dave Auld Email: th


Pelican Automotive


Pineridge Trailer & equipment ltd.

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NAPA Traction

1185 Hwy 97 North Quesnel, BC V2J 2Y3 Tel: 250.991.0650 Fax: 250.991.0620 Contact: Nick Biller Email:


Smithers Parts & Service


Delta Mike Holdings Ltd.

114 - 314 Old Airport Road Yellowknife, NT X1A 3T2 Tel: 867.669.6272 Fax: 867.669.6282 Contact: Doug Moodie Email: Ontario


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


Traction Barrie (703)

255 Saunders Road Barrie, ON L4N 9A3 Tel: 705.792.1371 Fax: 705.792.1591 Contact: Kevin Nicholas Email:


Visco Industrial

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

British Columbia

3465 Victoria Drive P.O. Box 3910 Smithers, BC V0J 2N0 Tel: 250.847.4287 Fax: 250.847.5038 Contact: Dan Groot Email:

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Triton Auto & Ind. Ltd.

Traction Cambridge (634)

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

Polar Park Automotive

831 Hwy 16 West Burns Lake, BC V0J 1E0 Tel: 250.692.7501 Fax: 250.692.7985 Contact: Keith Brown Email:


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


Taurus Heavy Duty Ventures Ltd 2703A Kilpatrick Avenue, Courtenay, BC V9N 6P4 Tel: 250.871.1191 Fax: 250.871.8107 Contact: Steve Dirnback

1003 Industrial Way Squamish, BC V0N 3G0 Tel: 604.892.5951 Fax: 604.892.3986 Contact: Roy Ramage Email:


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


Bow Valley Machine

5107 Keith Avenue Terrace, BC V8G 1K8 Tel: 250.638.0099 Contact: Steve Leal Email:

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WL Forestry Supplies Ltd.

675 McKenzie Avenue Williams Lake, BC V2G 1N9 Tel: 250.392.6699 Fax: 250.392.6644 Contact: Tom Good Email:


1090 Fountain St. N., Units 12 & 13 Cambridge, ON N3E 1A3 Tel: 519.653.3427 Fax: 519.653.0608 Contact: Jim Curley Email:


D & S Auto

459 Government Street P.O. Box 697 Dryden, ON P8N 2Z3 Tel: 807.223.3227 Fax: 807.223.4245 Contact: Dale Green



30 Bancroft Street Hamilton, ON L8E 2W5 Tel: 905.561.0932 Fax: 905.561.3280 Contact: Brian Kinzel Email:


JD Truck Parts

790 - 10th Street Hanover, ON N4N 1S2 Tel: 519.364.1848 Fax: 519.364.7738 Contact: Brad Wedow Email:



D & S Auto

1051 Railway Street Kenora, ON P9N 3W8 Tel: 807.468.9894 Fax: 807.468.8436 Contact: Dale Green Email:



2405 Scanlan Street London, ON N5W 6G9 Tel: 519.455.3440 Fax: 519.455.2812 Contact: Derek Dutt Email:



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



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



5915 Atlantic Drive, Units 6 & 7 Mississauga, ON L4W 1S4 Tel: 905.670.2868 Fax: 905.670.9757 Contact: Doug Paddock Email:

New Liskeard


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

north bay

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


Traction Ottawa (605)

3020 Hawthorne Road, Unit 200E Ottawa, ON K1G 3J6 Toll Free: 800.396.2664 Tel: 613.742.1209 Fax: 613.742.8639 Contact: John Clark Email:

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380 Industrial Park Crescent Sault Ste. Marie, ON P6B 5Y8 Tel: 705.759.8042 Fax: 705.759.2962 Contact: Maurice Saindon Email:

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Nick’s Truck Parts

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


Sudbury Truck & Trailer Inc. 510 Whissell Avenue Sudbury, ON P3B 2Z3 Tel: 705.673.3613 Fax: 705.673.4411 Contact: Cheryl Schroeder


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



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

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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 Contact: Fred Musial





Peace Truck & Trailer Ltd.

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

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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:

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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:



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

Prince George

Total Truck & Equipment Ltd.

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

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

British Columbia

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


Smithers Parts & Service

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

Partco Truck Parts & Service

High Prairie Truck & Trailer Ltd.

British Columbia

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


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

Westmark Truck Centre Inc.



Central Valley Truck Services 105 Adam Road, Kelowna, BC V1X 7R1 Tel: 250.765.7738 Contact: Ric D. Viens Email:

85 Devon Road Brampton, ON L6T 5A4 Tel: 905.791.7655 Fax: 905.791.1014 Contact: Stephen To

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



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.

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


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


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. 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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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 Rd. E., Unit A, Oakville, ON L6J 2X8 Toll Free: 800.265.6291 Tel: 905.842.2942 Fax: 905.338.5600 Contact: Michael Dwhytie



D.M.D. Truck Equipment Services Inc. 5 McDonald Drive Picton, ON K0K 2T0 Tel: 613. 471.2060 Fax: 613.471.2059 Contact: Jason Doxsee


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

The Healing Power of Honey!

By Brenda Ricker


oney was known as “the universal healer” in ancient Egypt, and scientists now say there’s good reason.

Honey (and other bee derived products) can take years off your body – both inside and out – keep you focused and energized, lull you to sleep and even help prevent diseases from flu to cancer! Do you toss and turn at night? Sleep easier with honey. A little of it can send you off to dreamland in no time as it triggers relaxing tryptophan in the brain, improving the

absorption of calming calcium and preventing the release of the stress hormone cortisol. Honey also prevents you from getting sick with propolis. Gathered by bees from tree bark, this antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral resin stops sore throats and allergies! It can reduce gingivitis, speed wound healing, and lower risk of cavities. Taking a spoonful of

buckwheat honey is known to stop a cough and relieve an itchy throat. Do you want your skin to keep glowing or get rid of that tiresome pimple? Just apply manuka honey, studies show it kills germs – including the culprit behind acne. It’s so powerful it can even protect wounds from germs. Bee pollen’s amazing nutritional content can boost stamina. It has all

the essential amino acids and 2 teaspoons is the equivalent of 3 servings of fruits and vegetables, which make it nature’s most complete health food. For all of us who wish to stay young, royal jelly can help. Produced in the beehive solely for the nourishment of the queen bee, royal jelly is chock full of antioxidants and amino acids. It rejuvenates

skin, increases energy and helps memory. Have honey on hand as it has so many uses. I can be reached at


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The Products & Services Directory is your direct route to professional companies serving your local trucking market across Canada. Include your company in the directory by contacting Barb Woodward by phone at 877.225.2232, fax at 613.476.5959 or email at Visit us online at accounting, tax & bookkeeping

Air Conditioning & Heating: Sales & Service

automated Lubrication systems

clutch products

compliance services

Emergency Road Services

Clutch Distribution Centre Inc. Account & Records Management

SKF Lubrication Solutions

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 Advocates & Lobbyists

Niagara Service & Supply Ltd. 150 South Service Road Stoney Creek, ON L8E 3H6 Toll Free: 800.268.5076 Tel: 905.573.3101


Wilson Instruments Ltd.

automated Lubrication systems

2 Cripple Creek Crescent Stittsville, ON K2S 1T3 Tel: 613.831.1332 Air Brake Training for Mechanics

Freinmeister Group Inc. 6 Farnham Crescent London, ON N6K 1K1 Tel: 519.641.6770 Air Conditioning & Heating: Sales & Service

Bankruptcies & Debt Consolidation

15 Wanless Court Ayr, ON N0B 1E0 Toll Free: 888.823.7611 Tel: 519.624.4003 Fax: 519.624.5501 28   August 2012

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

1280 Finch Ave. West, Suite 714 North York, ON M3J 3K6 Tel: 416.665.3328 Fax: 416.665.7634 buildings - all steel pre-engineered

A-Z Technical Building Systems Inc. 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


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

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

Supplying Steel Buildings across Canada and around the world. 1405 Denison Street Markham, ON L3R 5V2 Toll Free: 866.822.4022 Tel: 905.477.0057 Fax: 888.477.0029 cargo control products

81 Tremaine Road Milton, ON L9T 2W8 Tel: 905.878.7161 Fax: 905.878.7730 or

6176 Atlantic Drive, Mississauga, ON L4C 1W2 Toll Free: 800.668.3773 Tel: 905.670.4488 Fax: 905.670.2748

Mississauga, ON L5C 1Z8 Toll Free: 877.377.2262 Tel: 905.277.2377 Fax: 905.277.2378

factoring, finance & foreign exchange

Fil-Mor Automotive & Clutch Products Ltd.

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


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.


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


“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

315 Matheson Blvd. East Mississauga, ON L4Z 1X8 Tel: 905.501.5000

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 driver services, recruitment & employment

Fax: 905.501.0395


Liquid Capital Midwest Corp. “Large Account Service” to small fleet & start-up companies.” 176 Seacliff Drive West, Leamington, ON N8H 3Y5 Toll Free: 877.653.9426 Tel: 519.419.5044

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

J D Factors

Toll Free: 800.263.0664

Fax: 519.326.4047

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


Mortgage Alliance Maximum Results (Reg: 10224) Contact: Norm Williams An Independently Owned &

Danatec Educational Services Ltd. Mover’s Equipment & Supplies

3413 Wolfedale Road, Suite 5


S.E.T.I. Imports Inc.

Emergency Road Services Corporation

ITR Canada Inc.

Rumanek & Company Ltd.


Manwin Enterprises Inc.

ICC The Compliance Center Inc.

compliance services

43 Crowe Bay Heights, R. R. 2 Campbellford, ON K0L 1L0 Toll Free: 877.467.4440 Tel: 705.653.2403 Fax: 705.653.5560

The Truckers’ Voice

(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

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

Operated Franchise of the MAC

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

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

fuel additives & lubricants

insurance brokers

insurance brokers


oil furnace sales & Service v

Best Miles Ahead 9049 Finnerty Sideroad Caledon, ON L7E 0H8 Tel: 905.880.4612

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


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

Fuel & Lubricants Direct

NOCO Lubricants Company Canadian Insurance Brokers Inc. 1 Eglinton Ave. East, Suite 415 Toronto, ON M4P 3Z1 Tel: 416.486.0951 Fax: 416.489.5311

••• Blue Water West Ltd. Suppliers of Esso Fuel and Mobil Lubricants to all sizes of businesses large or small, stationary or on the go, on land or at sea. 3100 Underhill Avenue Burnaby, BC V5A 3C6 Tel: 604.420.4331 Fax: 604.420.4137 insurance brokers

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



Dalton Timmis Insurance Group

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

Baird MacGregor Insurance Brokers LP 825 Queen Street East Toronto, ON M4M 1H8 Toll Free: 800.263.3030 Tel: 416.778.8000 Fax: 416.778.4492

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



HUB International Ontario Ltd. Transportation Insurance 33 Princess Street, Suite 501 Leamington, ON N8H 5C5 Toll Free: 800.463.4700 Tel: 519.326.9339 Fax: 519.326.0128

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

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



ON-Board truck Scales


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


Rainbow Insurance Brokers Inc In Business since 1995 40 Division Road North, R.R. 3, Cottam, ON N0R 1B0 Tel: 519.839.6588 Fax: 519.839.6087

Vulcan On-Board Scales RP Oil Limited 1111 Burns Street E. Unit 3 Whitby, ON L1N 6A6 Toll Free: 800.335.6623 Tel: 905.666.2313 Fax: 905.666.2761

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


Wakefield Canada Inc. 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)

Erb and Erb Insurance Brokers Ltd. 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

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


••• Baizana Insurance Brokers

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

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


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

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 lubricants

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

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 Rust Control Products

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

DriverCheck Inc.

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

Worried about substance misuse & Corrosion Control Coatings Ltd Exclusive Canadian distributor of abuse in your workplace? Tectyl ® industrial corrosion control 1 Manley Street products. Ayr, ON N0B 1E0 106 Colborne Street, P. O. Box 1088 Toll Free: 800.463.4310 Walkerton, ON N0G 2V0 Tel: 519.632.9371 Toll Free: 800.934.7771 Fax: 519.632.9534 Fax: 800.563.8078 August 2012   29

Rust Control Products

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

tire & wheel service & equipmenT

Hofmann Balancing Techniques Ltd. 6500 Millcreek Drive Mississauga, ON L5N 2W6 Toll Free: 800.267.2185 Tel: 905.821.0799 Fax: 905.821.2073 or towing services

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

towing services

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


Gobbo Towing & Recovery Ltd.

Lite-Check, LLC

Transport Companies

Bedard Tankers Inc.

Carmen Transportation Group

3700 Weston Road Leader in Dry Bulk, Liquid, Liquified Compressed Gas & Cryogenic Road Toronto, ON M9L 2Z4 Tanker Trailers. Tel: 416.667.9700 5785 Place Turcot Fax: 416.667.8272 Montreal, QC H4C 1V9 vince@ Tel: 514.937.1670 Fax: 514.937.2190 www.carmentransportationgroup. com trailer Sales, leasing, ••• rentals & service

85 Pondhollow Road Sudbury, ON P3E 6C1

Shop A Towing Service Ltd.

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


Stellar Roadside Assistance Ltd. 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


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



tire balancing

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

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


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


13029 – 8th Line Georgetown, ON L7G 4S4 Toll Free: 800.572.8952 Tel: 905.873.3339 Fax: 905.873.3088 30   August 2012


Toll Free: 800.665.2653

Kee Training Academy

Tel: 519.662.2710

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

Fax: 519.662.3316



International Truckload Services Inc. 107 Bellevue Drive, Box 1450 Belleville, ON K8N 5J1 Tel: 613.961.5144

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

Transit Trailer Ltd. Pat Rogers Towing 24 Hour Emergency Service Kingston, ON Toll Free: 888.221.3672 Tel: 613.384.2572

Fax: 613.961.1255 or 888.485.6487


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

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


Action Automotive, Towing & Recovery

Counteract Balancing Beads

Centennial College 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@

290 Hamilton Road

GTA Trailer Rentals Inc.

Transportation Training

New Hamburg, ON N3A 1A2

Toll Free: 800.267.1888

trailer manufacturers

“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

Erb Group of Companies Refrigerated Transportation Specialists

Abrams Towing

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

Fort Garry Industries



3102 East Trent Avenue Spokane, WA, 92202 Toll Free: 800.343.8579 Tel: 509.535.7512 Fax: 509.535.7680

trailer manufacturers [ tankers ]

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


Yanke Group of Companies 27 Automatic Road,

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

Crossroads Training Academy 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

Titan Trailers

Brampton, ON L6S 5N8

Crossroads Training Academy

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

Toll Free: 800.373.6678

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

Brian Kurtz Trucking Ltd. R. R. #2, Breslau, ON N0B 1M0 Tel: 519.836.5821 Fax: 519.836.9396

Tel: 905.791.1369 ext 3747 Fax: 905.791.1278

Transportation Training

Transportation Training

Transportation Training

Truck & Trailer Repairs

Fort Garry Industries

Crossroads Training Academy 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

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

Danbro Truck Training

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

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

Northern Academy of Transportation Training Contact: 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

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

Ontario Truck Driving School (Sarnia) Contact: Admissions Officer 141 Mitton Street South, Sarnia, ON N7T 3C5 Toll Free: 800.263.4777 Tel: 519.332.8778 Fax: 866.800.6837

Brake specialists, installations, safeties and a whole lot more.


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

truck Exhaust systems

truck parts & supplies

Texis Truck Exhaust


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


Fort Garry Industries Grote Industries Co.

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

Contact: Robert Labute 5044 Walker Road, Ontario Truck Training Academy Windsor, ON, N9A 6J3 (Oshawa) Tel: 519.737.0444 Contact: Dennis Lagrois Fax: 519.737.0445 truck delivery 199 Wentworth Street East, Friendly Truck Driving School Oshawa ON L1H 3V6 Contact: Thiru Mahalingam Ontario Truck Driving School Toll Free: 800.753.2284 850 Tapscott Road, Unit 9 (Chatham) Tel: 905.723.1237 Scarborough, ON M1Z 1N4 Contact: Admissions Officer Tel: 416.291.9075 Fax: 905.723.1245 1005 Richmond Street, Fax: 416.291.1144 Chatham, ON N7M 5J5 Toll Free: 800.263.4777 O ntario Truck Training Academy Tel: 519.355.0077 Greater Ottawa Truck Training (Peterborough) Fax: 866.800.6837 Contact: Shahram Dowlatshahi Contact: Dennis Lagrois 5 Caesar Avenue 365 Lansdowne Street East, Unit 3 Ottawa, ON K2G 0A8 Peterborough, ON K9L 2A3 Tel: 613.727.4688 Ontario Truck Driving School Fax: 613.727.5997 Toll Free: 800.939.1463 Acadian Driveaway (London) Contact: Admissions Officer Tel: 705.743.1888 185 Carrier Drive Forklift & Heavy Equipment Fax: 705.743.1875 Toronto, ON M9W 5N5 Jay’s Professional Truck Training Available Toll Free: 800.668.1879 Training Centre 427 Exeter Road, Tel: 416.679.1977 Contact: Jay or Chandrika London, ON N6E 2Z3 Safety Truck Training School Ltd Fax: 416.679.1988 589 Middlefield Road, Unit 11 Toll Free: 800.263.4777 Contact: Yogan Sockalingam Scarborough, ON M1V 4Y6 Tel: 519.858.9338 Tel: 416.299.9638 4 Wilkinson Road, 2nd Floor Fax: 519.858.0920 Fax: 416.609.9814 Brampton, ON L6T 4M3 ••• Tel: 905.793.9546 Compass Vehicle Delivery Inc. Fax: 905.793.6426 Ontario Truck Driving School P.O. Box 265 Stn. Main Kim Richardson Transportation (Niagara-on-the-Lake) Specialists Inc. 16693 Old Hwy 2 Contact: Admissions Officer Heavy equipment & forklift also Trenton, ON K8V 5R5 (Truck and Bus Course Info) Tri-County Truck Driver available. Toll Free: 888.992.9676 Contact: Admissions Officer Contact: Roxanne Wilkieson Training (Heavy Equipment Info) Tel: 613.392.9676 172 Argyle Street N., Upper Level, Contact: Richard Wynia 281 Queenston Road, sales@compassvehicledelivery. Caledonia, ON N3W 2J7 480 Waydom Drive Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0 Toll Free: 800.771.8171 com Ayr, ON N0B 1E0 Toll Free: 800.263.4777 Tel: 905.765.3445 Toll Free: 800.265.0400 Tel: 905.685.1117 Fax: 905.765.1444 Tel: 519.653.1700 Fax: 905.641.0533 truck equipment Fax: 519.622.4002 Kim Richardson Transportation Specialists Inc. Ontario Truck Driving School Heavy equipment & forklift also (Oldcastle) Valley Driver Training available. Contact: Admissions Officer Contact: Jamie Fitchett Contact: Roxanne Wilkieson 2155 Fasan Drive, 634 Ireland Road, 99 Cote Blvd. Fort Garry Industries Oldcastle, ON, N0R 1L0 Simcoe, ON N3Y 4K8 Sales and NSM certified installation Hanmer, ON P3P 1L9 Toll Free: 866.410.0333 Toll Free: 800.771.8171 of snow plows, sanders, mixers, Tel: 705.969.8848 Tel: 519.258.0333 Tel: 519.426.8260 ext. 232 dump bodies and more. Fax: 705.969.0584 Fax: 519.258.9065 Fax: 519.428.3112

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


Quality Custom


Fort Garry Industries

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


Fort Garry Industries 2525 Inkster Blvd. R. R. #2 Stn Main, Winnipeg, MB R3C 2E6 Toll Free: 800.282.8044 Tel: 204.632.8261 Fax: 204.956.1786 Saskatchewan


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

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


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

grande prairie

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


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

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 August 2012   31

truck parts & supplies

truck sales, leasing, parts & service

Levy Steering Centre Ltd.

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

truck sales, leasing, parts & service

truck transmissions, differentials & pto’s

truck transmissions, differentials & pto’s

Arrow Truck Sales

1409 Shawson Drive Mississauga, ON L4W 1C4 Toll Free: 800.565.5389 Tel: 905.564.1899 Fax: 905.564.1911



Shield Truck Accessories

Gerry’s Truck Centre

“Your Complete Transportation Business Partner.” 4049 Eastgate Cres. London, ON N6L 1B7 Toll Free: 800.363.4380 Tel: 519.652.2100 Fax: 519.652.6593


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

Surgenor Truck Centre

Awash Systems Corp. C & R Transmission Service Ltd.

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

We service clutches also.

Truck tire sales & service

Fax: 905.642.2293

13 Anderson Blvd. Stouffville, ON L4A 7X4 Toll Free: 888.297.0682 Tel: 905.642.4556



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@


Over 100 Truck Tire Service Centres Across Canada Morgan’s Diesel Truck Parts & 520 Abilene Drive Service Inc. Mississauga, ON L5T 2H7 Toll Free: 800.267.0633 Toll Free: 800.465.0618 1248 McAdoo’s Lane, R. R. #1 Tel: 905.564.5171 Glenburnie, ON K0H 1S0 Fax: 905.564.5175 Toll Free: 800.267.0633 Tel: 613.546.0431 Fax: 613.546.4206 Diesel Truck Parts Inc.

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

Automatic Wash Systems & Water Treatment Recycling Systems customized to your requirements. 2211 Brant Street, P.O. Box 20070, Burlington, ON L7P 0A4 Toll Free: 800.265.7405


Trans Canada Automatic Truck Wash Home of the 8 Minute Semi Wash

Canada Powertrain Ontario Regional Office

truck Wash Systems

and the Clean Ride Car Wash

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

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

Peek Polish

Perfect Peek Shine Whatever the Season


eek Polish Promises Lasting Shine for Lorry Drivers and Fleet Managers as the Seasons Turn Saffron Walden, England – Peek will be helping lorry drivers and fleet managers clean up as the seasons turn and the elements take their toll on the exposed surfaces of the UK’s 440,000 lorries on the road this winter. The company is even offering UK truckers free samples of Peek polish to prove how it cleans, polishes and protects. “Peek not only cleans road grime, oxidation and corrosion from all the exposed unpainted metal, fibreglass, acrylic and Perspex surfaces on a lorry, but lorry drivers and fleet maintenance teams will also find the high polish shine from Peek protects

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surfaces and lasts for weeks after just a single application,” explains Peek polish inventor and CEO Robert Peek. Peek cleans, polishes and protects 38 different surfaces, including the kind of parts lorry drivers and fleet detail teams need to maintain – everything from un-lacquered and heavily corroded and oxidized painted metals through to fibreglass, Perspex and acrylic. Truckers and maintenance teams can use Peek to clean, polish and pro-

tect bumpers, grills, lights and light bars, flashings, wheels, fuel tanks and caps, exhausts, mirrors and mirror mounts and housings, pipes, air pipes and housings. Peek can also be used on nonmetallic surfaces, like Perspex windshields, side shields, glass protectors, wind deflectors and many more. It is probably Peek’s outstanding and long-lasting results on chrome and alloy detailing and wheels that make it a must-have in so many drivers’ cabs.

It is extremely simple and safe for lorry drivers and maintenance workers to use, with a single application leaving no residue or unpleasant odor and requiring no special COSHH handling procedures or protective clothing. In addition, the high-performance polish leaves a protective film that does not tarnish for up to three months. Since Peek is National Science Foundation International (NSF) certified for use around foodstuffs, it can also be used on lorry

fleets of bulk liquid tankers and food transports. This highly cost-effective, all round materials treatment compound is widely used in varied heavy automotive settings. As UK weather conditions worsen and become wetter, and in many parts of the UK the gritters hit the roads, the result is an increased toll on both metallic and non-metallic lorry parts. Peek can cut through the impact of poor conditions and keep lorries on the road and out of the

body-shop. Peek polish has developed a worldwide reputation as the leading product for cleaning, polishing and protection. It is recognized and used by leading authorities around the world, and has also achieved a highly prestigious Royal Warrant from Her Majesty the Queen, Elizabeth II. Free test samples for lorry drivers and fleet managers are available via, so first-time users can experience Peek polish’s versatility and outstanding performance for themselves. For more information within Canada or USA, please call 877.615.4272 or email Robert Peek at or visit their website at


Keeping Your Vehicles Clean

The Five Segments of Washing Vehicles

By Jack Jackson


n previous articles we have addressed efficient methods of washing vehicles and, in conjunction with our partners, developed a simple formula comprising five elements for an effective and comprehensive washing experience for fleets. These elements are: Temperature – hot water, cold water, ambient, temperature of vehicle; Time – labor, electric, water, fuel, dwell time of chemical; Application – automatic, manual, cloth, foam, touchless; Chemicals – soap, rinse, degreaser, wax; Procedure – cleaning of organic, non-organic, water hardness, chemicals, etc. These five factors, when working positively together, will result in an effective washing experience. Conversely, a negative interplay between these factors leads to an inefficient and costly wash.

By analyzing each segment, we can identify areas of improvement. Surprisingly, most costs are buried in the building where utilities, supplies and labor are lumped into the general category of “maintenance”. By segregating the wash cycle at any facility, we can improve results, thereby maximizing efficiencies. Temperature and water chemistry are crucial to maximizing benefits that the application of chemicals will yield. Water with higher levels of dissolved minerals, for example, requires much more soap to remove dirt. Types of dirt (organic versus nonorganic) require different dwell times to efficiently remove and protect the vehicle. A Reverse Osmosis system will remove dissolved solids; however, there is resistance to apply this process because of costs. Instead, users favour conventional methods that include expensive chemicals, failing to realize that the cost of these chemicals would pay for a Reverse Osmosis machine many times over. Labor is typically one of the highest costs – one which would be drastically reduced by the adoption of an automatic wash system. In less efficient alternatives, we often observe operators pushing the start button on

a wash system and then idly stand by. Is this an efficient use of time and labor? Of course, the combination of procedure and hidden materials adds up with no-one paying attention to these hidden costs. Paper towels, gloves, mops, cloths, etc. go unnoticed, as do spray cans with detail that mys-

teriously disappear. In our efforts to control costs we consult with clients on the right use of materials, including the proper dilution of chemicals. Manual application is the most costly of all systems, yet the majority of companies continue to see this as the least expensive method. Manually applying and mixing

chemicals is inefficient. Purchasing chemicals in RTU (ready to use) form is costly. Why buy someone else’s water and pay for the shipping costs as well when there is the least expensive supply at your own facility? Simply purchasing concentrated chemicals with automated dilution dispensers installed on site will save

your company unnecessary expenditures. Do you know your cost per wash? Jack Jackson is President of Awash Systems Corp. Email: or call 1 800 265 7405. Visit our website www.awashsystems. com. North America’s leader in Fleet Washing Solutions.


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Classy 1939 Classic By Wendy Morgan-McBride


am in love, and you would be too if you saw this awesome little 1939 Pontiac Silver Streak. If I could give this car a nickname it would be “Pure Elegance”. It just shouts ‘regal’ with its two tone custard and cream

painted exterior and wine wheel rims to match the interior. The original color was a mushroom tan shade but no one knows what the inside was like because it was a shell when Richard and Debbie Jones bought it. Purchased in Oshawa, it never wandered any more than 30 miles during its lifetime, at least until the body and chassis were transported to Pincort, Montreal, back in 2000. Richard was looking for a new project and came across the silver streak. He made the trip and brought it

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back to start an extensive project which he lovingly performed with his own sweat, tears and muscles. “When I saw it, I called it a rust bucket and was shocked that Rick had paid $6,000.00”, Debbie recalls. Rick remembers a different part of the story. “All I bought was the body and chassis and I person-

ally did all the work to bring it to its present state over a four year period. It spent two years in a primer state, but for the last five years it has been complete to my satisfaction,” he says. The chassis, although original, has a front end clip from a 1974 Pontiac Ventura. Richard sanded, pounded and painted the body himself. The door panels and back seat backing are grey felted with the Indian Head emblem embossed into them, also hand crafted by the

owner. It has a 350 Chevy motor and 700R4 transmission with just over 13,000 miles on it, giving yet another level of excellence to the package. “It drives like a new car right off the lot,” says Debbie. “When we moved from Montreal I was proud to drive it with my sister as my companion. The only thing missing was the radio,” she laughs. It cruises nicely at 70 mph and has become a favorite, winning a couple of trophies at the Atlantic Nationals, which has been a yearly trip for the couple since the vehicle’s completion. The car carries a very special tribute to a dear friend of Richard’s who was also involved in classic vehicles. ‘Wayne “Buck” MacFadden ~ The Fox 1942-2005’, has an honorable place on the driver side back window. Richard has restored many other vehicles over his time and is now retired and living in the Quinte Area. He says that he is currently re-building a 1967 Cutlass. Past restorations have included a ’33 Plymouth, ’56 Nomad and ’73 Corvette, each built to perfection. The Pontiac Silver Streaks were produced by General Motors from 1933-1954 with 251 cu in (4.1 L) flathead V8 and 287 cu in (4.7 L) OHV V8 engines. It was Pontiac’s most powerful engine at the time and was the least expensive eight cylinder engine built by an American automotive manufacturer. It was a quiet, smooth running engine with enough power that served the needs of the 1930’s and 1940’s American consumer.

Designed and priced for conservative lower middle class buyers, the Pontiacs filled a gap between the popular Chevrolets and the higher priced Oldsmobiles and Buicks. During its run, the “eight” came in all Pontiacs, which included the Special and Deluxe (19361940), Torpedo (1940-48) and Streamliner (194252), as well as the first six years of the Chieftain (1949-58) and the debut year for the Star Chief (1954-66). Something that should get a few people talking is this honorable mention I found when researching the car. Students at Roanoke C o l l e g e, Vi r g i n i a Campus, have begun taking a four door version of the silver streak and making it environmentally sound. They are in the process of converting their found vehicle into a functioning electric car. The long term project started in 2010 and over 50 students are involved in working toward a 2014 completion date. This will be one awesome electric classic. This year, the little 1939 will make the journey to the Atlantic Nationals as well as the PEI shows, sporting its ‘For Sale’ sign. Richard is asking $30,000.00, even though it has been appraised at $40,000.00 and the owner has already made an investment beyond that. He enjoys bringing life back into these classics and putting his personal stamp on them. It’s a passion that seems to agree with him. Richard says that he

m i g h t have to compile an iPod full of Debbie’s favorite songs, “although every song is her favorite and she loves to sing along with them”, he laughs. I would also personally enjoy making the trip in this Silver Streak, listening to the hum of the motor while traveling down the road. . If you are seriously considering purchas-

ing this car, I would be happy to pass your information on to Richard. Simply email me at, with 39 Silver Streak in the subject line. Until next month, catch up on past articles or see unpublished pictures of all my Cool Rides on our facebook page at Cool Rides ~ A Trip in Time.


Section Française


Pour Faire Face au Répandement Inevitable de la Corrosion Par Marek Krasuski


n l’appelle l’assassin silencieux, aussi menaçant que coûteux à corriger. Le coût de la corrosion est de 50 milliards par an aux camionneurs américains et s’élève à $250 milliards pour la nation ensemble, selon le Technique et Entretien Conseil. Contre toutes les tendances actuelles, de produits de meilleure qualité, d’améliorations environnementales et de services de plus en plus rationalisés, les problèmes de la corrosion sont devenus pires aujourd’hui que dans le temps. C’est un phénomène peu compréhensible pour certains, mais les experts comprennent bien les raisons pour la prolifération de la rouille. Traditionellement, le sel gemme ou le chlorure de de sodium a suffi pour fondre la neige et le verglas sur les routes, mais depuis quelques ans, les autorités du transport dans les provinces du Canada et dans les états américains susceptibles à la neige, se sont rendus compte qu’au lieu de répandre du sel, le chlorure de magnésium et le chlorure de calcium, appliqués à l’état liquide accéléraient le processus de dégel sur les routes. Ces composés s’appliquent avant le commencement de la neige, ce qui élimine le besoin de faire venir le personnel de route sur appel. Ceci, à tour, élimine le temps mort pour les camions, le gaspillage de carburant et la perte d’argent sous la forme de coùts supplémentaires. On ajoute à ces agents de dégele certains autres matériels tel le jus de betteraves, ou d’autres matériels collants qui retiennent les composés liquifiés sur la surface de la route. Ces produits ont une meilleure performance que le sel gemme pour dégéler la neige et

coûtent beaucoup moins aux municipalités et aux gouvernements, mais ils sont beaucoup plus corrosifs et causent des dommages importants aux composants des voitures et des camions. Quand les véhicules passent audessus de ces agents de trempage sur les routes, ils les tirent en haut sur le dessous de caisse et ainsi expose la surface métallique à plus d’humidité, ce qui facilite la corrosion. Les directeurs d’entretien qui précèdent ces nouveaux procéssus d’application n’ont habituellement pas prèté beaucoup d’attention à l’anti-corrosion. Le cycle de vie d’un remorque etait typiquement de cinq ans et on pouvait les revendre avant que la corrosion soit evidente. Ces pratiques, pourtant, ont changé, en partie à cause de la corrosion aggressive et en partie à cause du cycle de vie prolongé des camions. Cette évaluation est confirmé par Freeman Young, président de Krown Rust Control, une des protagonistes principaux du marché anti-corrosion depuis 29 ans. La compagnie compte 240 centres de service au Canada et est en train d’établir une présence dans les marchés Européen et Américain. « L’industrie reconnait que la corrosion est un des plus grands problèmes aujourd’hui - un qui produit un effet énorme. Les flottes sont en train de prolonger le cycle de vie de leurs camions jusqu’à 40 pourcent pour répondre aux coûts supplémetaires d’achat et d’entretien de leurs véhicules,  » a-t-il dit. Depuis des années, les camions, comme les autos, ont subi des changements de conception radicaux, y compris la substitution de pièces en metal par des piéces en plastique ou en fibre de verre. Mais la corrosion reste un problème, elle

a une portée insidieuse et étendue qui met en danger les composants essentiels à l’opération régulière et ininterrompue des camions. La corrosion est un problème qui risque de compromettre les rails d’acier au-dessous du véhicule. Elle s’étend jusqu’aux revêtements de câbles de transmission, des moteurs et présente des dangers encore plus importants aux harnais électriques, un des plus grands problèmes pour les opérateurs, les flottes et le personnel d’entretien. » En fait, la corrosion est un procéssus électrochimique qui s’accélérera dans les endroits capable de capturer l’humidité tels les boitiers de lampes, les prises de courant, même les lampes encastrés sont vulnérables, aussi bien que les bornes, les cosses de batterie, et les serrefils. Mais ce n’est pas tout. Il faut penser aux freins, aux reservoirs de carburant, aux suspensions qui sont tous susceptibles à la corrosion ainsi que les remorques qu’on dit enore plus vulnérables aux dommages structuraux que les camions. Les experts en corrosion recommandent surtout la simplicité. La meilleure défense contre la rouille est de laver les camions régulièrement. La corrosion se produit par la suite de l’adhesion de l’humidité aux surfaces de métal. Le sel attire et tient l’humidité et c’est logique que plus vite ce matériel qui absorbe l’humidité est enlevé, moins de dommage est fait. Quand il recommande le lavage régulier des camions, Freeman Young met en garde aussi. Un programme de nettoyage compréhensif est certainement à recommender, dit-il, en suggérant qu’un lavage par semaine serait le but d’atteindre pour les transporteurs commerciaux. Mais c’est le choix de

nettoyeur qui est le plus important. « Seuls les produits de nettoyage qui enlèvent le sel doivent être utilisés. » Les produits de nettoyage qui n’ont pas cette propriété laissent des traces sur les surfaces métalliques une fois sèchées, mais ce qui est beaucoup plus insidieux, ces trainées sont le signe de dommages à l’intérieur du métal. « Si on utilise un produit de nettoyage qui n’enlève pas le sel celui-ci peut causer le sel à entrer dans les craquelures et les crevasses de l’équipment, même dans les espaces ou le sel n’avait pas pénétré auparavant. Ceci peut accélérer la corrosion du véhicule, » a-t-il expliqué. Le prix des produits qui énlèvent le sel est à peu près le même que les autres produits d’entretien, c’est un avantage qui élimine la nécessité de choisir entre l’économie et l’efficacité. Ce qui distingue un bon éliminateur de sel est sa capabilité de se combiner avec la chlorure et de former un nouveau matériel qui elimine la possibilité de se combiner avec le métal. Une fois qu’on change les propriétés du chlorure en introduisant une nouveau matériel, celui-ci lâche sa prise sur le métal et sa capacité de retenir l’humidité, le catalyseur qui commence le processus de corrosion. La plupart des produits de nettoyage anti-sel repoussent une nouvelle accumulation pendant six ou dix jours avant que le processus recommence. On peut faire d’autres efforts contre la corrosion en utilisant des produits en aérosol. On conseil l’utilisation de ceux-ci quand il s’agit de préserver les raccordements des systèmes électriques. Ils ont un double fonction, d’éliminer l’humidité et d’en éviter une nouvelle exposition. Il est assez surprenant

qu’au moment des progrès technologiques importants, la bataille contre la rouille n’a pas encore été gagnée. Un fait que Freeman Young déclare énergiquement. « Notre compagnie ne déclare jamais dans sa littérature que nous arrétons la rouille. Une telle déclaration serait inéxacte. Ce que nous pouvons faire c’est de ralentir le processus de la corrosion et, par conséquent, prolonger la vie du véhicule. » Il y a d’autres mesures disponibles à coté des inhibiteurs de rouille et des éliminateurs de sel. Un certain directeur de flotte conseille contre l’achat de véhicules fabriqués d’une combinaison d’aluminium et d’acier, combinaison ou le matériel moins robuste est particulièrement vulnérable à la rouille. Mais l’achat de camions fabriqués d’un seul métal n’est pas facile non plus. Certains sont convaincus que les nouveaux véhicules fabriqués du vieux métal contienne des propriétés corrosives qui restent pendant le processus de recyclage. Une autre suggestion pour réduire la possibilité de rouille, au moins sur les camions de poids léger, c’est d’éviter les revêtements de box en métal. Le même conseil s’applique aux tombéreaux. En ce qui concerne les sous-revêtements protecteurs, les experts conseillent de prendre garde contre l’idée qu’une couche épaisse et lourde de cire ou de goudron soit

la meilleure méthode de protection. Si l’humidité, qui est la principale cause de la corrosion, se trouve bloquée par un revêtement infranchissable, le résultat est la condensation sans évaporation. L’eau est bloquée entre les surfaces de métal et un sous-revêtement épais, une condition qui accélère le processus de la corrosion. Un meileur alternatif est de choisir un produit plus léger, capable de pénétrer et de protéger les surfaces métalliques les plus vulnérables. Les experts en corrosion sont d’accord sur un point important : la clé à tout matériel anti-corrosif est sa capacité de séparer l’humidité du métal. Ils sont d’accord aussi sur les multiples avantages presentés par les inhibiteurs de rouille. Le principal avantage est la réduction des coûts d’entretien. Moins on dépense pour les réparations des camions rouillés, plus on peut dépenser pour les autres réparations. Rallentir le répandement de la corrosion evite certaines pannes éléctriques, ce qui aide à faire les livraisons en temps prévu et sauvegarder la réputation de la compagnie. Finalement le rendement sur l’investissement est optimisé par la valeur accrue sur la revente des equipments. Ces avantages, selon Freeman Young, sont des détails importants que les directeurs de flotte feraient bien de considérer.


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Recruitment Commercial for the Trucking Industry


ississauga, Ont a r i o - S h aw Tr a c k i n g i s excited to premiere another television spot in our campaign to help build awareness of how critical the trucking industry is to all Canadians. This is the second commercial created in Shaw Tracking’s efforts to take a leadership role to support industry visibility and recruitment goals. The first commercial, which served as an industry awareness spot, was released back in March. Shaw Tracking, a Shaw Communications company, has begun airing this second spot across Global and other Shaw Media specialty networks, as well as Shaw TV channels across the country. The ad is designed to highlight the wide range of rewarding careers available through the trucking industry, including Sales & Marketing, IT, Management, Mechanics, Operations and professional truck drivers. “The transportation industry contributes over 65 billion dollars to the Canadian economy, and it is still growing,” said Mike Ham, Vice President, Shaw Tracking. “Canadians need to be proud of this industry and understand that there

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are many dynamic opportunities available within it.” Together, our two commercials will air over 550,000 times throughout

the next year. By focusing on the opportunities, the educational perspective and the National scope that our industry reaches,

we are hoping to support recruitment goals. You can watch the spot on YouTube.

For further information, please contact Mike Ham, Vice President of Shaw

Tracking at 905.403.2098 or by email at mike.ham@


Health Insurance Matters

It Was an “Accident”? It Should be Covered!

By Lina Demedeiros


he most misinterpreted term in the transportation industry is what is considered an accident, the coverage supporting the event, and the conditions under which the insurer pays. The perception is that a fall, broken bone, pulled muscle, strain, or any form of physical damage to your body is considered an accident. However, many times accidents are related to other events which can develop into conditions that weaken your overall ability to do your job.

An accident, for the purposes of compensation while covered under an insurance policy, means an unexpected and sudden event due exclusively to an external force of violent nature beyond your control. If you have had a similar accident in the past you may or may not be covered, depending on whether you were insured with the same insurer or covered by the Workplace Safety & Insurance Board. If you did not heal properly and/or the injury is creating an ongoing problem, this may be considered a condition covered by the illness portion of your private insurance policy. An example of an accident resulting in a condition is degenerative disc disease. Although not very common, but still prevalent in trades where there is a lot of physical work, this condition is considered an illness.

Another example limiting payout in an effort to keep the cost of insurance down is a “Torn Rotor Cuff,” another common injury in trucking. This specific type of injury, although part of an accident, is subject to a limitation found in most policies in the transportation industry which limits payouts to 40 or 60 days. The severity of the claim can lead from six to 12 months off work, and potential surgery to repair the torn rotor cuff which holds the arm in the shoulder. The loss of earnings is potentially $20,000 if you have purchased the average benefit sold in trucking of $2,000 monthly, $30,000 if you are insured for $3,000 monthly or $40,000 if you are insured for $4,000 monthly. If the accident is considered an illness and payout is limited, the emergency medical expense portion of the coverage is

also limited to the days that are paid by the benefit you collected. For example, if there is no illness coverage, then no emergency medical expenses will be paid. If you had a torn rotor cuff your payout will be limited to only 60 days of physiotherapy and no additional medical expenses related to this incident will be covered, even though you are

still on claim. To avoid this type of financial loss we always recommend considering your options very carefully. As an independent business owner you have a need to protect yourself from both accident and illness. Since many trades have implemented safety measures, the probability of unexpected, sudden or vio-

lent accidents are minimal within a properly managed company or the activities of an experienced owner/ operator. Lina Demedeiros CHS, is the President or LMD Financial. For more information on this and other articles, contact us today or visit our website at


Transport Capital Partners (TCP)

Carriers Reluctant to Add Capacity By Marek Krasuski


arrier confidence in the ability to generate sufficient freight volumes essential to increasing capacity is slipping, says Transport Capital Partners (TCP) in their Second Quarter 2012 Business Expectations Survey. Diminishing expectations stem from a variety of reasons. A

scarcity of drivers, due in part to increasing pressure from CSA, mounting regulations, and perceived hikes in taxes for 2013 are contributing to a sluggish demand for additional equipment. More carriers this year (51%) believe they are not yielding a sufficient return on investment for their equipment compared to

the number (47%) holding the same opinion in May 2011. FTR Associates, an industry leader in freight transportation forecasting, predicts a “possible slowdown” due primarily to a sluggish US economy. Reduced freight growth, it says, has prompted fleets to reduce their purchases of Class 8 trucks.


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








Fort McMurray




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

Flying J Cardlock 2525 – 23rd Street NE, Calgary, AB T2E 7M1 Tel: 403.250.3835


Flying J Cardlock 345 Sakitawaw Trail, Fort McMurray, AB T9H 4E4 Tel: 780.743.3545 Grande Prairie


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

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

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

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

Drayton Valley



Flying J Dealer

Flying J Cardlock

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

High Level

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


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5109 – 63rd Avenue, Lloydminster, AB T9V 2E7 Tel: 780.875.2990 Parking for 12, Showers (2). 5904 – 44th Street Lloydminster, AB T9V 1V6 Tel: 888.875.2495 Fax: 780.875.2095 Convenience store, showers & laundry facilities.

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

2520 – 2nd Avenue, Edson, AB T7E 1N9 Tel: 780.723.4744

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


British Columbia

Flying J Cardlock


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

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

Annacis Island

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.

Sherwood Park

Husky Travel Centre

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


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

Petro Canada Card Lock Flying J Cardlock

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

Husky Travel Centre

Flying J Travel Plaza


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.


Medicine Hat

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.

Flying J Cardlock

5721 – 44th Street Lloydminster, AB T9V 0B3 Tel: 780.872.7089

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


Flying J Travel Plaza

Hancock Petroleum


15609 – 121A. Avenue, Edmonton, AB T5V 1B1 Tel: 708.413.9116

Red Deer

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.

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

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

2525 – 32nd Avenue NE Calgary, AB T1Y 6B7 Tel: 403.291.1233

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

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


Flying J Cardlock

Calgary Husky Travel Centre

Strathmore Husky Travel Centre Flying J Travel Plaza

Flying J Cardlock

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


Flying J Cardlock


Cougar Fuels Ltd.

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 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).

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.

RoadKing Travel Centre Strathcona Inc.

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

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).

British Columbia

British Columbia

British Columbia



New Brunswick






Perth – Andover

Chilliwack Husky Travel Centre

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

Flying J Cardlock

Brandon Husky Travel Centre

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

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

Petro Canada

Fort St. John

New Westminster

Flying J Cardlock 9407 – 109th Street, Fort St. John, BC V1J 6K6 Tel: 250.785.3052


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


2190 Douglas Street North, Merritt, BC V0K 2B0 Tel: 250.280.1555 Wagons West Travel Plaza 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.

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

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.

9206 – 97th Street R.R. #2, Osoyoos, BC V0H 1V2 Tel: 250.495.6443

Prince George

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

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

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


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

61850 Flood – Hope Road R.R. #2, Hope, BC V0X 1L2 Tel: 604.869.9214



1340 Trans Canada Hwy. Sicamous, BC V0G 2V0 Tel: 250.836.4675 Fax: 280.836.2230 Contact: Shelley Arvandel Open 24 – 7, restaurant (6am – 10pm), convenience store, showers, laundry facilities, parking, photocopier, oil products, ATM & fax machine.


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


Petro Canada – Petro Pass

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.

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

Husky Travel Centre Flood Hope Husky Travel Centre

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

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.

Portage La Prairie

Dawson Creek

Flying J Cardlock

Flying J Travel Plaza

Flying J Travel Plaza Dogwood Valley

Husky Travel Centre

Flying J Cardlock

Petro Canada – Petro Pass

Morris Husky Husky Travel Centre

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





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

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


928 Marion Street, Winnipeg, MB Tel: 204.949.7280 Fax: 204.949.7288 Open 24 – 7, drivers’ lounge & game room, convenience store, laundry facilities, showers & parking New Brunswick


Aulac Big Stop Circle K 170 Aulac Road Aulac, NB E4L 2X2 Tel: 506.536.1339 Fax: 506.536.0579 Email: Open 24 – 7, full-service islands, drivers’ lounge, restaurant, convenience store, showers, laundry facilities, parking & CAT scale.

Grand Falls

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


Tobique One Stop Exit 115, Perth – Andover, NB Tel: 506.273.9682 Fax: 506.273.9682 Open 24 – 7, full-service islands, drivers’ lounge with large screen, restaurant, satellite TV, convenience store, showers, laundry, parking & free high-speed internet.


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


Lincoln Big Stop Circle K 415 Nevers Rd. Waasis, NB E3B 9E1 Tel: 506.446.4444 Driver Fax: 506.446.4455 Open 24 – 7, Irving FP Solution I – 24, drivers’ lounge, restaurant, convenience store, showers, laundry facilities, free overnight parking.


Murray’s Truck Stop 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, drivers’ lounge & game room, restaurant, convenience store, showers, laundry facilities, parking & CAT scale & tire sales & service. Nova Scotia


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

Truro Heights

Truro Heights Circle K Flying J Dealer Husky Travel Centre 10128 Nordel Court Delta, BC V4G 1J7 Tel: 604.582.1433

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

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

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

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.

86 Connector Rd., Hwy 102 Exit 13, Truro Heights, NS B2N 5B6 Tel: 902.897.0333 Fax: 902.897.0499 Open 24 – 7, self service islands, drivers’ lounge, restaurant, convenience store, showers & parking. August 2012   39

Ontario, Eastern

Ontario, Eastern

Ontario, Eastern




Antrim Truck Stop 580 White Lake Road,

Fifth Wheel Truck Stop

902 Wallbridge Loyalist Road

Flying J Associate

Belleville, ON Fax: 613.962.4495 or Office at

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



Email: Web: Restaurant & Store - Mon-Fri

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

Quick Stop

215 Hwy #49 Deseronto, ON K0K 1X0 Diesel, Wifi & Fax, laundry facilities Tel: 613.396.3043 and CAT Scale. Fax: 613.396.1449 Open 6am – 10pm, 7 days, full-service islands, Subway, convenience store, parking & coffee drive-thru. parking, Esso Card Lock & Retail

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.

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



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


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



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

Angelo’s Truck Stop 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

Ultramar Herb’s Travel Plaza

25 Bellevue Dr., Hwy 401 Exit 538

Tel: 613.771.1755


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


730 Truck Stop

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


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.

Nairn Centre

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

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


2085 Shanly Road, Hwy 401 Exit 730, Cardinal, ON K0C 1E0 Tel: 613.657.3019 Open 24 hrs, restaurant, convenience store, washrooms, showers, overnight parking & drivers’ lounge. 40   August 2012

Kingston Husky Truck Stop Joyceville Road, (Hwy 401 Exit 632) Joyceville, ON Tel: 613.542.3468

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

London Husky Travel Centre Hwy 401 & 74 (Exit 195 off 401) Belmont, ON Tel: 519.644.0200

Flying J Travel Plaza


Belleville, ON K8N 4Z5

Hwy 144 @ 560A



6am-11pm, Sat & Sun 7am-8pm,

(rear of Ultramar Service Station)

Ontario, Western

Flying J Travel Plaza

10 Acre Truck Stop

convenience store, showers,

Ontario, Northern

Watershed Car & Truck Stop

1901 McConnell Avenue, Arnprior, ON K7S 3G9 Hwy 401 Exit 792 Cornwall, ON K6H 5R6 Tel: 613.623.3003 Tel: 613.933.8363 Fax: 613.623.1003 Fax: 613.932.3952 Toll Free: 866.334.4775 Open 24 hrs, diesel fuel, fullservice fuel islands, convenience store fuel bar, take-out food, Open 24 – 7, full-service islands, CAT scale, Blue Beacon truck restaurant, convenience store, wash, propane, Sunoco Cardlock, showers, overnight parking, drivers’ restaurant, 200+ truck parking, private showers, laundry facilities, lounge, CAT scale, garage service drivers’ lounge & arcade room, Bell facilities, tire service, Western Star Canada internet kiosk, barber shop, truck dealer. ATM, drug testing centre, chapel, motel (smoking & non-smoking), Belleville tire shop, lube shop, mechanic shop, Irving cardlock.

Tel: 613.966.7017

Ontario, Northern

Bradford Husky Travel Centre Hwy 400 & 88 Bradford, ON Tel: 905.775.5794

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

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


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


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


Fifth Wheel Truck Stop

3305 Dorchester Road, (Exit 199, Hwy 401, East of London) Dorchester, ON N0L 1G0 Tel: 519.268.7319 Esso Truck Stop Fax: 519.268.2967 2154 Riverside Drive Open 24 hrs, diesel fuel, Timmins, ON convenience store, CAT scale, Tel: 705.268.3400 blue beacon truck wash, drug Fax: 705.267.7231 testing centre, gasoline (self serve), ATM, take – out food, open roads Open 24 – 7, restaurant, chapel, Sunoco & Irving Cardlock, convenience store, ATM & showers. full-service fuel islands, restaurant, private showers, laundry facilities, Waubaushene drivers’ 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 Trucker’s Haven Email: Hwy 401, Exit 250, 806607 Oxford Road, Ontario, Western Drumbo, ON N0J 1G0 Beamsville Tel: 519.463.5088 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


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

Ontario, Western

Ontario, Western

Ontario, Western




Fort Erie




Vaudreuil – Dorion


Flying J Travel Plaza

Husky Travel Centre

Flying J Travel Plaza

Regina Husky Travel Centre

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


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.

200 Clements Road Pickering, ON Tel: 905.428.9700

Port Hope

Irving 24

Flying M Truck Stop

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

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

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


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

Fifth Wheel Truck Stop 40 Chisolm Dr. (Hwy 401 Exit 320) Marshall Truck & Trailer Milton, ON L9T 3G9 Repair & Truck Stop Tel: 905.878.8441 336 Kenora Avenue Fax: 905.878.9376 Hamilton, ON L8E 2W2 Open 24 hrs, diesel fuel, Tel: 905.561.4712 convenience store, CAT scale, Blue Fax: 905.561.7757 Beacon truck wash, ATM, lube Email: shop, Sunoco & Irving Cardlock, Web: Open 24 – 7 for cardlock, open full-service fuel islands, restaurant, 7am – 12am Mon – Fri, 7am – 5pm showers, laundry facilities, drivers’ Sat, closed Sunday, full-service lounge & arcade room, 100+ islands, drivers’ lounge, restaurant, parking, chapel, motel (smoking & showers & parking non-smoking), & lottery tickets.



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


Fifth Wheel Truck Stop


Flying J Travel Plaza


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.


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. Saskatchewan


Flying J Travel Plaza

Estevan Husky Travel Centre 201 – 4th Street, Estevan, SK S4A 0T5 Tel: 306.634.3109

Moose Jaw

Stoney Creek

Stop 50 Truck Stop Flying J Travel Plaza 1 Rang St. Andre, Napierville, QC J0J 1L0 Tel: 450.245.3539 5 Diesel Lanes, Parking for 10.

Saint – Liboire

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

Petro Canada – Petro Pass 402 – 51st Street East Saskatoon, SK Tel: 306.934.6766 Fax: 306.668.6110 Email: Drivers’ lounge, convenience store, laundry facilities, ATM, showers, scale & parking.

Swift Current

Husky Travel Centre

Flying J Associate

Hwy 401 Exit 14, Tecumseh, ON Tel: 519.737.6401

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.



Windsor Husky Travel Centre

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

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

Ste. Helene

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

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



Flying J Travel Plaza Petro – Pass Kitchener 120 Conestoga College Blvd. Kitchener, ON N2P 2N6 Tel: 519.748.5550 Fax: 519.748.9656 Drivers’ lounge & game room, convenience store, laundry facilities, showers & CAT scale.


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


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

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

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

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



Johnny’s Gas Bar 448 Talbot Street West Leamington, ON N8H 4H6 Tel: 519.326.5231 Fax: 519.322.0189 Email: Card lock open 24 hours, 7 days, convenience store, cash discount, diesel exhaust fluid and coloured fuel.

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.

Flying J Travel Plaza 1196 Chemin des Olivieres, Bernieres, QC G7A 2M6 Tel: 418.831.3772 August 2012   41

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Abrams Towing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Airtabs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 All Points Freight. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Arrow Truck Sales. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11, 36 Atlantis Transportation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49

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B Benson Tire. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Ontario Trucking News Brenntag Canada Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Brian Kurtz Trucking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Ontario Trucking News Brighton Speedway. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36

C C.T.E.A.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 C.U.T.C. Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Checkerboard Consultants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

D Davy Truck Sales. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1, 33 Ontario Trucking News Day & Ross . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 DMR Trucking Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Ontario Trucking News Domar Transmissions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16,18 Drive Logistics. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Ontario Trucking News

E Emergency Road Services Corporation . . . . . . . . 1 Eastern & Western Trucking News Evans Cooling Systems, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

F Fraser Transport (FLI).. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Ontario Trucking News Fleet Safety Council Conference. . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Ontario Trucking News

H Hutchinson Industries. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Eastern Trucking News

I Imperial Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Ontario Trucking News International Truckload Services Inc. . . . . . . . . . 50 Ontario Trucking News

J J.D. Factors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Jeff Bryan Transport . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Ontario Trucking News

K Kindersley Transportation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Ontario & Western Trucking News

L Levy Steering. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Liquid Capital Midwest Corp.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Ontario Trucking News Lou’s Metal Polish. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

N Nascar Schedule (Canadian Circuit). . . . . . . . . . 37

O OK Tire. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Ontario Trucking News

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R Rumanek & Company Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Ontario Trucking News

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T The Fuel Lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Traction Truck Parts & TruckPro . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Ontario & Western Trucking News TransX. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45,52 Tremcar Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Eastern Trucking News Trison Tarps Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1, 14 Truxpo. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

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The Safety Tip Adviser

Don’t Sweat It, Stay Cool This Summer!

By Alvis Violo


recently received an email from a reader that had read my article on the effects of air conditioning. Although the reader complimented me on the article, he mentioned that I should have talked about the problems for truckers who do not have air conditioning in their trucks. I would like to thank the reader for his email as he is the reason why I chose to write about how to stay cool this summer and how to recognize the signs of heat overexposure. Air conditioning and portable air conditioners can get expensive, so what are the things you can do to avoid the heat? Can you recognize the signs of heat exhaustion? And would you know what to do if someone started to show symptoms of it? Here are some sugges-

tions for staying cool this summer. To begin with, be aware of the heat, pay attention to it, and modify your activities appropriately. Be sure to check your hydration status and drink plenty of fluids to offset impending dryness. To ward off heatstroke it’s advisable to stay in relatively cool areas, even when outside. Avoid hot, enclosed places such as cars or trucks and never leave children unattended in a vehicle parked in the sun. Use a fan, if possible, and try to stay on the lowest floor of your building. Eat well-balanced, light and regular meals and wear loose-fitting, lightweight and light-coloured clothing. Windows, particularly those exposed to significant amounts of sun, should be covered to keep houses and vehicles cool. Weather stripping and proper insulation will keep cool air inside your home. Cool beverages are good for cooling down the body, while alcoholic drinks can impair the body’s ability to regulate its temperature. To recognize overexposure to heat, take note of these eight telltale signs. Chief among them is heavy sweating. Once heat stroke sets in, how-

ever, the body can no longer compensate and stops sweating. Other signs include pale skin, muscle cramps, weakness, headaches and nausea or vomiting. Altered mental states, confusion or disorientation for example, and fainting are also risks faced by victims of heat exposure. Temperatures in the 90s

(Fahrenheit) are dangerous and become increasingly so the higher the temperatures rise and the longer they last. The very young and the very old are most at risk as their weight and age can impair their ability to withstand the effects of these harmful conditions. The last thing to remember is that if you believe

someone is suffering from heat overexposure, get them into a shaded area and then immediately seek medical attention. You might just save that person’s life. 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 bilin-

gual roadside assistance company dedicated to the trucking industry in Canada and the U.S. For more information, visit or call 1.877.377.2262. Please send your questions, feedback or comments about this column to alvis@ emergencyroadservices. com.


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Making Your Miles Count

Choosing a Trucking Company: Another Fuel Surcharge Issue

By Robert Scheper


have a friend who is a Senior VP of a large retailer and also belongs to a few buying groups. Collectively they buy and ship hundreds of millions of dollars (north of a billion) of product per year. The other day, over our soft and medium basted breakfast, he asked what was up with fuel surcharges. When asking for a freight quote he would be told the rate and then informed “plus fuel surcharge”. The problem is different com-

panies have different fuel surcharge rates - 10%, 20%, 30% or even a cents-permile formula (amount and system varying from company to company). The picture he gets is a very inconsistent fuel cost impact. In my friend’s mind someone is exaggerating. The fuel surcharge costs just appear to be a politically correct method of increasing freight rates. The industry, having inconsistent presentation of fuel surcharges, is confusing (and therefore bad) for everyone. Instead of exposing and educating the customer on a realistic price point fluctuation of fuel expenses, the perceived cash grab is just a point of irritation. They no longer want to hear the rate plus fuel surcharge, just “the bottom line”. These are very smart people with sharp pencils

who become insulted by back door phraseology costs. It diminishes good faith. The industry may have a few large players, but it is dominated by small companies. These smaller independent companies (and some larger ones) too often have their own in-house methods of presenting industry costs. It makes perfect sense to them, but compared to others confuses the customer. In all honesty it is really nobody’s fault. Each independent company has the right to display their rates however they see fit. However, it’s the trucking company’s integrity that is often questioned when they present “differing weights and measures”. Inconsistent fuel surcharge systems (percentage or rate per mile) blocks the “fuel sur-

charge message”. The FSC was intended to expose the impact of market fuel costs. Inconsistency blurs it. This situation is not without its mirror to Lease/ Owner Operators. Every trucking company has the responsibility of dealing with market fluctuations in fuel cost as applied to their Lease Operators (those paid by mile not percentage). However, the method each company uses is often still very different from one another. Sometimes it’s just a numbers shuffle, like $1.00 per mile and $.45 fuel surcharge versus $1.25 per mile and $.20 fuel surcharge. At other times the clarity isn’t nearly as predictable: $.75 cent fuel cap vs. $.45 fuel surcharge, for example. This situation requires both calculations and assumptions and even more research on the fuel surcharge (how much does the FSC go up when fuel costs jump 10 cents per liter?) Using the above illustration, we all know there are operators out there claiming they’re being shafted $.25 per mile ($.45 - $.20). Unfortunately, they don’t know what they’re talking about. They’re not com-

municating an understanding of bottom line business math. Communicate Appropriate Business Logic It’s also important to understand the implications of flawed “business logic”. Lease Operator contracts (which include fuel surcharges) have nothing to do with the trucking industry (or company’s) fuel surcharge issues. They are separate. If a trucking company overcharges customers for fuel surcharges it is irrelevant to Lease Operators, and vice versa. The agreement to place your truck on a company is an agreement between the operator and the company and has nothing to do with the agreement between the company and its customers. When operators complain the company isn’t transferring the customer surcharge to them, it shows their lack of knowledge regarding business relationships. What if the company suddenly stopped charging fuel surcharge altogether and just quoted the bottom line figure (as I illustrated above). Obviously the quotes include fuel

surcharge - it’s just not specifically listed. According to the logic of the zealous operator, the company could argue for cutting their surcharge to the operators accordingly. Operators need to be careful and understand the implications of what they’re saying. Lease Operator contracts must specifically deal with market fluctuations in fuel price as it relates to the operations of one highway tractor... and that alone! The industry’s lack of consistency (and operator disinformation) only requires the operator to be much more sophisticated in both contract comparisons and negotiations. Proper analysis and communication is often critical to long term survival. Robert 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 1-877-987-9787. You can e-mail him at robert@


American Trucking Associations (ATA)

Trucking’s Share of Freight Market to Hit 70% by 2023


n the wake of the Great Recession followed by soft economic recovery, the freight economy is projected to grow significantly in the next decade, according to American Trucking Associations’ U.S. Freight Transportation Forecast to 2023. The Forecast, a product of collaboration between ATA, IHS Global Insight and Martin Labbe Associates, lays out the current state of the freight econ-

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omy where trucking is the leading mode of transportation and projects an even more robust role for trucks in the future. “The trucking industry continues to dominate the freight transportation industry in terms of both tonnage and revenue, comprising 67 percent of tonnage and 81 percent of revenue in 2011,” ATA Chief Economist Bob Costello wrote in this year’s forecast.

Overall, total freight tonnage is expected to grow by 21 percent by 2023, and revenue for the freight transportation industry is projected to rise 59 percent in that same timeframe. Trucking’s share of the tonnage market will rise over 2 percentage points to 69.6 percent by 2023, while the industry’s share of freight revenues will increase to 81.7 percent from 80.9 percent.



Chevron’s Delo Lubricants

Program Honors Accomplishments in Driver Safety


an Ramon, California - Chevron Lubricants, maker of the Delo® brand of technologically advanced engine oils, lubricants and coolants, unveiled the eight drivers inducted to the Chevron Delo sponsored by Red Eye Radio (formerly Midnight Trucking Radio) Million Mile Club in June 2012. Established in 1992, the Chevron Delo sponsored program is one of the most prestigious honors in the trucking industry. The Red Eye Radio Million Mile Club honors truck drivers in the U.S. and Canada with one million miles of accidentfree driving. As a new inductee to the club, each driver receives a personalized Million Mile Club jacket provided by Chevron Delo, a Million Mile Club membership card and a gift from the other participating sponsors.

“Chevron is committed to the health and safety of its employees and contractors worldwide – safety is a key part of our company’s DNA. With such a strong focus on safety, we eagerly support other safety efforts in the communities and industries where we operate. Sponsoring the Million Mile Club is an example of our ongoing commitment to safety and our desire to recognize and promote accomplishments in this area,” commented Jim Gambill, Delo Brand Manager, North America, Chevron Products Company. Million Mile Club June 2012 Inductees: Eric Bierke, Will Call Will Haul, Long Beach, California Ken Wright, Frito Lay, Irving, Texas Kenny Kircher Jr., Heartland Express, Potosi, Missouri Mark Lowthorp, Mar-

ten Transport, Clinton, Arkansas John Wieduwilt, Brown Transfer, Elm Creek, Nebraska Steen Gronlund, Mile Hi Specialty Foods, Longmont, Colorado Arthur Tulgestka, Great Lakes Heavy Haul, Onaway, Michigan Flora Bruna, USA Truck Inc., Chickasaw, Alabama Chevron congratulates these drivers for their outstanding accomplishments and commitment to safety. Drivers can apply online for the Million Mile Club at promotions. Red Eye Radio is a nationally broadcast radio show targeting the American Truck Driver. Award-winning hosts Eric Harley and Gary McNamara engage their millions of listeners and callers with the major issues of the day including current events, legislation, popu-

lar culture, family issues, trucking news and information, detailed national weather forecasts, safety tips and interviews with trucking industry leaders. For more information go to www.RedEyeRadio. com. The Delo brand can be followed on various social media channels, including Facebook, YouTube and Flickr. Extended Service Protection - Chevron’s Delo Product Family: Chevron’s Delo product family includes engine oils, premium lubricants and extended life coolants that provide premium performance and bottom-line value for diesel powered vehicles that may demand extended service protection and drain capabilities. The exceptional performance of Delo lubricants is a result of Chevron’s proprietary ISOSYN™ Technology which combines highly

refined base oils with advanced additives to create products that rival synthetic lubricants in critical performance tests while maintaining costs similar to mineral-based oils. All Delo products are covered under the Delo Warranty Plus program, which provides bumper-tobumper protection against lubricant and coolant related failures as described in the Delo Warranty. More information on Delo products and the Delo Truck can be found at About Chevron Products Company Chevron Products Company is a division of an

indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of the Chevron Corporation (NYSE: CVX) headquartered in San Ramon, California. A full line of lubrication and coolant products are marketed through this organization under the Chevron, Texaco and Caltex brand names. Select brands include Havoline®, Delo® and Havoline Xpress Lube®. Chevron Intellectual Property, LLC owns patented technology in advanced lubricants products, new generation base oil technology and coolants. For more information go to


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OPP Commissioner’s Commendation

Tow Truck Driver Honoured for Acts of Bravery By Marek Krasuski


n last month’s issue O n t a r i o Tr u c k i n g News columnist, Wendy Morgan-McBride, heralded the efforts of tow truck drivers who help people in need and paid tribute to their heroic efforts. Last June, the OPP extended a similar acknowledgement to one tow truck driver’s courage in the face of imminent danger. Kevin Serre, driver for Watershed Towing located 170 kilometers north of Sudbury on Highway 144, was presented with a Commissioner’s Commendation for assisting OPP at the Ontario Provincial Police’s North East Region Award Ceremony held in Iroquois Falls. Serre was hailed for his bravery in the wake of an incident in which a man he was trying to help threatened to ignite an IED (improvised explosive device). The possibility of blowing himself up and others around him prompted the police to close Highway 144 for nine hours. The drama began on a cold, late winter evening last January 11th when Serre approached a sta-

tionary vehicle next to the ditch off the highway. The driver, showing signs of distress, worried that he was running out of gas. Serre escorted him to the Watershed Gas bar where he opened the pumps and allowed the man to refuel his truck. As Serre prepared to close the premises the man bolted from the pumps without paying. Serre pursued the vehicle and reported the theft to the Timmins detachment of the OPP. Minutes later, the tow truck approached the errant driver who, this time, was found in his pickup truck lying on its roof after having left the road from excessive speed. The driver, amazingly unharmed, approached Serre with wallet in hand, claiming he was going to pay for the gas. Once inside Serre’s cab the driver was told the incident had been reported. It was at that point when tensions escalated. “He started to get really nervous and began to freak out because the police were coming. He then got out of my truck and started to pace the highway. I prompted him

to get back inside since he could freeze in the frigid temperatures which were around minus 20 degrees,” Serre reflected in the retelling of the story. The driver complied, returned to the vehicle and coolly posed the question that intensified the exchange between the two men while anxiously waiting for police to complete the hour-plus drive to the accident site. “He pulled out a tube from his fanny pack which was wrapped in foil with wires sticking out and asked me: ‘Do you know what an IED is?’ He then told me to drive the truck, but I refused.” Kevin Serre’s first reaction was to laugh, partly out of nervousness but more, he says, from the conspiracy stories his charge was transmitting about police, the government, and even Serre himself, whom the wouldbe bomber said was part of the elaborate setup to have him arrested and later killed. Unwilling to wait to be apprehended, the man ordered Serre out of the vehicle, slid over to the driver’s side and at-

tempted to flee. Serre reacted, first by taking the keys from the ignition, then by grabbing the man’s leg and pulling him out of the cab from where he fell onto the frozen asphalt. As the situation intensified Serre continued to update police who advised him to close the highway by parking his tow truck, equipped with flashing lights, across the highway. Speeding southbound along highway 144, police eventually arrived and began to calm the man down who was “screaming at them to stay away,” but who eventually complied with police orders and did not discharge the explosive device. Subsequent court proceedings revealed that the bomb contained screws which would have acted as shrapnel had it exploded. The 25-year old man was found not to be criminally responsible for his actions due to mental illness. He has since been remanded to a forensic psychiatric facility. Kevin Serre, who went beyond the call of duty, was honoured for his “courageous, publicspirited actions which

Kevin Serre, driver for Watershed Towing located 170 kilometers north of Sudbury on Highway 144, was presented with a Commissioner’s Commendation for assisting OPP led to the apprehension of the distraught man.” The tow truck driver, who now holds the distinction of hero by many, received an honorary plaque and a

police cap from OPP Commissioner Chris Lewis and Chief Superintendent Joffre Dupuis, at the Awards Ceremony in Iroquois Falls on June 14th.


Professional Drivers to Enjoy New, Deluxe Showers Thanks to $49 Million Pilot Flying J Investment


uly 11, 2012 - Pilot Travel Centers LLC (Pilot Travel Centers and Flying J Travel Plazas) announced today that the company is making a $49 million investment to remodel and upgrade its existing network of showers. By December of 2013 Pilot Flying J will have upgraded all of the more than 4,400 showers in the network with 75% of the showers rebuilt over the next 18 months. “Our Fleet Customers

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want drivers to have a great experience in the facilities where they are asked to purchase fuel,” said Mark Hazelwood, Executive Vice President of Sales for Pilot Flying J. “We are doing whatever it takes to make a driver’s day the best it can be, and one of those things is to provide the most comfortable and relaxing shower experience possible. We have by far the largest network of showers in North America, and we

want to make certain it’s the best.” During remodeling, showers will remain open at each location so that customers can continue to use the facilities without interruption. As part of the upgrades, Pilot Flying J plans to install all high-quality products including specially designed porcelain tile and new mold-resistant grout to improve maintenance and cleanliness of the shower. The shower upgrades

include many other improvements designed with the driver’s experience in mind, including: more hooks to hang and store personal items; new shower gel; better ventilation; iPod listening stations to allow drivers to play their own music; custom-designed benches for seating or to place personal belongings; softer, thicker, larger towels; brand-new cloth bathmats; and high-end, “spa-

style” shower heads that provide ideal water pressure for a great shower experience. Recognizing that clean, modern shower facilities are an essential need for professional drivers who are away from home for extended periods of time, Pilot Flying J is excited to complete this new project for their customers. “We want professional drivers to feel more at home when they visit our locations,” said Jimmy

Haslam, CEO of Pilot Flying J. “We know that drivers just want a clean place to rest, relax, and refresh before they have to get back out on the road. We listened to what features they wanted to see in our showers and are making these changes in order to provide the best shower facilities available to them while on the road.” For more information contact Lauren Christ of Moxley Carmichael at 865.544.0088.



Transport for Christ

Assurance of Heaven by Grace

By Chaplain Len Reimer


any of us spend time thinking about heaven and how to get there while others believe our existence is over when our life here on earth stops. Scripture tells us in Luke 23:43 about a discussion between two thieves on the cross. One thief had a change of heart while on the cross, and asked Jesus to remember him when he got to His Kingdom. Jesus answered and said to him, “Assured-

ly I say to you, today you will be with Me in Paradise.” Jesus accepted this thief’s expression of faith as genuine. Did the thief deserve such mercy? No. None of us do. But the point is that God’s grace saves us, not our merit. The word Paradise, refers to heaven (Luke 23: 3943). The words of Christ satisfied the criminal who took them as a message he could trust. We find in Psalm 12:6 “the words of the Lord are sure.” Knowing that we can, and should, trust the Word of God, we need to put our trust in Him. Recorded in John, 14: 1-6, we learn that Jesus leaves us with beautiful promises. In His Father’s house are many mansions for those w h o h a v e a c cepted Jesus as their personal Saviour. Not only are many mansions promised, but Jesus also commits to

returning to the world to take His children who have accepted Him back home to be with Him. WOW! Our son left us a note before he died, “and now more than ever before, I am looking forward to going home, because I know I have a home in glory land”. We too can have that confidence here on earth

when we have a personal relationship with Jesus that goes beyond any doubt. Earlier we noted words by the most trustworthy human on this earth, God’s Son, where in Psalm 12:6a it is written, “The words of the Lord are pure words.” So friends, if we want to spend eternity in heaven instead of hell we must make that deci-

sion while we are alive and well. Scripture says, “It is appointed for men to die once and after this comes judgement,” Heb. 9:27. None of us can avoid death and judgement. Unless we’re alive when the Lord returns, all of us will die, and every person in history will answer to Him for how they lived. When

we stand before His absolute holiness, we will not be able to say anything in our own defense. The only question will be whether we trusted in Jesus to be our Savior and forgive our sins, or whether we’ve chosen to pay our sin debt on our own and be consigned to our eternal condemnation. The choice is ours.


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The Complacency Coach

Fueling Your Passion

By Bruce Outridge


o you ever get in a rut and the days just seem to drag by? Some people don’t even realize they are in the rut, they just go

about their business not thinking about tomorrow. What about the guys who get to the end of that work life and find they have nothing left to work for? At that point things change and life takes a different direction. You start holding on, afraid to let go, not wanting to give up that position you built over a lifetime. This happens to many of us. We trudge through life not sure where we’re going. If you’re lucky, you notice it in time to make changes. If not, then you hope for the best. This happened to me

in my driving career. I had reached a high level of satisfaction with the company. I had a number of years of seniority, good vacation time and benefits. I never drove trucks older than two years and had my own dedicated trailer. I was on dedicated runs that gave me secure miles and income. I had everything a professional driver could want, except for one thing. I had stopped growing. Up to that point I had been working hard to make a name for myself as the best professional driver I could be. I kept

Survey Points to Incremental Hike in Driver Pay


ruck driver wages are poised to increase in the next twelve months, according to Transport Capital Partners’ (TCP) Business Expectations Survey. The survey shows that given the current shortage of qualified drivers and the inability to increase wages during the recession, 93 percent of carriers are expecting wages will increase. However, 71 percent expect the increases will be less than five percent over the next year. Such small increases in driver compensation might only exacerbate driver turnover and not help in attracting new entrants who will stay in the industry long term, says Lana Batts, TCP Partner. “Carriers are concerned about unseated trucks and the lack of applicants for a variety of reasons. Extended long-term unemployment encourages looking for a new job only 48   August 2012

as these benefits run out. Additionally, the increase in construction is resulting in former and current drivers moving back to that industry,” she notes. While driver wages seem to be holding steady, fuel prices have decreased s l i g h t l y ov e r t h e l a s t month. Carriers continue, however, to try to improve fuel economy because even the best fuel non-dedicated truckload surcharges do not cover all the fuel price increases. The most popular strategies include reducing individual speed limits, p u r c h a s i n g i m p r ov e d aerodynamics, and training drivers to improve MPG. “Diesel pricing is still high and fuel surcharges are viewed as inadequate by the industry. However, diesel may not be the fuel of the future as truck makers and carriers see the recently found centuryplus reserves of natural

gas as an opportunity,” said TCP Partner Richard Mikes.


the truck polished, delivered on time, and was not afraid to step up and take that extra load to help the team. Once I hit that mark of having all the attributes I was trying to gain, boredom began to set in. At that point two choices were available: to continue following the current program and maintain a stable lifestyle and income, or to turn the whole thing upside down and try to find a way to grow again. When I suggest you turn your life upside down, I do so with tongue-in-cheek. I don’t expect you to quit your job, put your family in the street and hang

out at coffee shops. I do, however, want you to look at what fueled that fire when you started in your career and try to capture that spirit again. Many times this can be done by creating a bucket list of things you hope to achieve through your career and personal life. Maybe the best place to start is in reviewing your own operation. What can be improved, changed, or discarded? Have you been on that dedicated run too long and need to move into other areas? Are you thinking about getting into the safety department or some other administrative division? Maybe now

is the time to start asking some questions and making improvements where needed. The only person that can fuel that passion is you. Like any fire, fuel is required to ignite the flames. The fuel that ignites the flames of passion has to start with you. Sometimes making a change requires drastic measures! Bruce Outridge is a business and leadership consultant with over 30 years experience in the transportation industry. For more information on programs for owner/ operators and professional drivers, please visit



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From the

Driver’s Seat By: Carl McBride carl@

Tester Training

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have learned from several different sources in both the U.S. and Canada that Department of Transportation (D.O.T.) inspectors and testers are not being kept up-to-date on training. Drivers taking on-road exams are discovering that their testers do not necessarily have AZ licenses. This prompted a road trip to the 10 Acre Truck Stop in Belleville, Ontario. Our question this month: “As a driver, how do you feel about the lack of training for D.O.T. inspectors and driving testers”


Rick Lester drives for Tandet Logistics based in Newmarket, Ontario. “The D.O.T. has some very good people working for them and they have a tough job to do. Unfortunately, their training is becoming more and more limited. Yes, they should be trained in all aspects of the trucks they deal with. Their job deals with all areas of truck safety, as well as keeping our highways safe for everyone. The matter is black and white. They are either right or wrong. Our road safety must come first.”

Jason Brisson drives for Laidlaw based in Woodstock, Ontario. “The people at D.O.T. have a tough enough job to do. No matter where they are, their training should always be the best and up-to-date. The trucking industry has a lot of new equipment being introduced and our safety does depend on their knowledge and training.”

Mark Brant drives for the Belleville, Ontariob a s e d c o m p a n y, F - 1 Freight Systems. “Being a D.O.T. officer is a tough enough job. If their training is not up-to-date, then the Ministry should improve it. Our safety is at stake on the highways as well as with all the four wheelers we deal with on a daily basis. Training must be improved.”

Kevin Millen drives for C.A.T. in Napanee, Ontario. “As a driver I don’t deal a lot with the D.O.T. inspectors. My main interaction with them is at the scales. So I don’t know a lot about good or bad training. They have a tough enough job to do and should be given the b e s t t r a i n i n g possible.”


#109 August  

Ontario Trucking News, Issue 109, August 2012

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