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Worldwide Leader in Innovative Financing & Lending Solutions By Marek Krasuski


he ethic of customer service is a prevailing mantra endorsed by many in the national business community, yet few are the industry leaders prepared to advance the message into higher levels of commitment through innovation, flexibility and client representation in all regions of the country. CIT, a global leader in equipment financing, has cultivated customer relationships for over one hundred years by providing financial solutions tailored to the needs of each client. That distinguished reputation extends into Canada as well where CIT is a leader, providing flexible financing solutions in transportation, construction, mining, oil and gas, material handling, forestry, industrial, manufacturing, technology and office equipment. CIT also engages in M&A’s, leveraged acquisitions, management buyouts, recapitalizations and other leveraged transactions through its Capital Finance division. In the last few years following the global economic recession, commercial carriers have once again turned their attention to new purchases, and CIT, one of Canada’s leading providers of equipment financing, has been there to offer a broad range of products. Foremost among them are leasing packages, structured with enough flexibility to provide value-added services to each customer. CIT, page 4 >>

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CIT Canada

A Worldwide Leader in Innovative Financing & Lending Solutions >> CIT C I T C a n a d a ’s C h i e f Credit Officer, Vince Piccolo, outlined some of the advantages of leasing products. “Highest among the benefits of leasing is flexibility. More capital is available through a leasing product than a loan because less of the equipment cost is amortized over the term.” A loan on a $100,000 truck, Vince explained, would be fully financed over a five year period; conversely, a leased vehicle with a 20 percent residual, only 80% would be financed over the 5 year period, resulting in lower payments. Favorable monthly payments and leasing structures provide many additional advantages. Traditional lending institutions often demand collateral on more assets than those for which they are providing financing. A lease, in contrast, holds security only on assets that are financed. In addition, because of lower monthly payments, leasing frees up cash flow, now available to address other business priorities. CIT’s flexible leasing alternatives enable customers to have payment amounts and payment frequencies best suited to their business needs. Budgeting too is simplified since payments are fixed and predictable throughout the life of the lease. Costs are easier to integrate into cash flow planning. Leasing from CIT can also provide competitive advantages. Commercial carriers, as well as other customers, have the ability to update, improve or replace equipment throughout the term of the lease, enabling a quick response to changes in technology, the market, in regulations, or even adjustments to operational priorities. Customers also benefit from

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payments which are often made from additional income made possible by the newly leased equipment. In addition, leasing may provide the customer with certain tax advantages. Consultation with a tax advisor is advised. While the benefits of leasing continue to attract a growing number of clients in an increasingly demanding marketplace, most

transportation organizations in Canada opt for capital leases which allow for purchase options at the end of term and/or a TRAC lease. To further complement its product offering, CIT has recently introduced both FMV and operating lease products which it plans to begin offering in the transportation market place. Each structure yields advantages. Capital and TRAC leases, usually structured to a “$1 out purchase option” or

“bargain purchase option”, confers ownership – an attractive option for those intending to use the equipment for an extended period beyond the financing term. The purchase price of the

equipment is fixed when signing the lease. Ownership is secured without a large capital investment at the time of acquisition. This plan requires a larger payment (compared to the FMV option) as the full value of the equipment is being financed over the term of

the lease. The FMV lease and operating lease are analogous to renting equipment over a fixed period of time. Both are flexible and typically provide the lowest monthly

payment. Customers benefit from capital savings as no initial investment is required, and the burden of technology obsolescence at the end of the lease is shifted from the operator to the finance company. Upon lease expiration, the equipment may be

purchased, returned to the finance company, or the lease may be renewed. In addition to attractive and flexible payment options, a century long commitment to customer service at CIT is underscored by strong regional representation, another variable in the corporate mix that yields customer benefits. Vince Piccolo explains: “ C o m p a n y repre-

sentatives engaged with their local markets help us to understand our customer and vendor base. When we understand who they are and what their needs are, we can help match our financing solutions to address their priorities.” Even in sparsely populated areas of this vast country, CIT is prepared to answer market demands when conditions warrant. Blake Macaskill, the company’s Managing Director, highlights CIT’s

pr epar edn ess. “Wh en there is a proven need for representation in an area where CIT does not have a regional rep, we will consider placing someone there. Even in the absence of someone on location, anyone is free to contact us with questions about leasing, whether they choose to procure our services or opt for another provider.” CIT also enlists the expertise of preferred independent brokers in unrepresented areas who work with CIT and both prospective and existing customers. Unlike other providers tied to relationships with specific OEM’s, CIT’s suite of lending options is open to all qualified applicants. “We will finance any make or model truck or trailer. In addition, we will finance attachments to the trailers as well as help our existing customers with unexpected expensive repairs on trucks they have financed with CIT. In the end, it is our asset and their livelihood” Blake continued. CIT’s ability to pro actively respond to market demands also stems from employees with long standing company tenure. CIT employees, often with 15+ years’ experience, are integral to the relationship-building process with customers allowing CIT to continue to distinguish itself as a premier finance and lease provider. CIT’s operations provide financing and leasing capital and advisory services to clients and customers around the world, reinforcing in the process a century-long reputation for superior service and innovation. In Canada, that tradition endures with a team of professionals committed to providing the transportation industry and other core sectors with innovative financing solutions.


J D Factors

Fuel Your Receivables


uel. Repairs. Payroll. Insurance. These expenses are ever present in the minds of trucking company owners. They comprise the most important costs of any trucking company and they need to be paid frequently and on time. Making these payments on time can strain the cash flow of even the most established trucking company. In an ideal world, you would get paid as soon as you have completed your work. However, the reality is we aren’t always paid immediately for the goods or services we provide. This is because, like most businesses, trucking companies typically give their clients a minimum of net 30 day terms to pay their invoices. Many of the costs to transportation companies however are immediate. This creates

a cash flow gap whereby expenses are immediate, but revenues are delayed. If this gap is not managed properly, the company risks going out of business. Unless your company has financial backing, your only options to manage this gap are to either restrict growth or to use business financing. One form of business financing is called factoring. Factoring pays cash to trucking companies in exchange for their invoices. It is a means for getting the cash flow back into a company and protecting a company from bad debt. This can provide peace of mind because it means that the stability and progress of one’s company doesn’t depend on the timeliness of their customer’s payment. After all, even if customers are extremely

responsive and pay quickly after being invoiced, there is still a delay between the completion of the job and the payment of the invoice. Factoring provides companies with dependable cash flow, enabling them to meet ongoing expenses and putting them on the path to growth. An added benefit that factoring provides is that the factor will conduct thorough credit checks on all the main customers and follow up with these customers until invoices are paid. This is a valuable service in that it prevents collection problems and bad debt for trucking companies. This allows the owner to focus on more important business issues like sales and profitability, instead of collecting invoices. Additionally, if a factoring company factors an in-

voice on a non-recourse basis, the factor takes the credit risk of the customer, protecting the client from credit loss. If you want increased cash flow while reducing the headache of credit or collections problems, J D Factors is the solution. J D Factors specializes in

non-recourse factoring for the transportation industry. As a client of J D Factors, you will have the ability to turn your invoices into cash as you require. Simply send us your invoices with proper backup and you will have access to your funds the very next business

day. You select the accounts that you would like to finance and we will take care of the rest. The transportation industry is challenging enough in these tough economic times. J D Factors can help you manage your risk and increase your cash flow.


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Theme: Financing

Financing Options: Selecting the Best Fit

By Marek Krasuski


t seems that buying a truck these days isn’t what it used to be. Today carriers are faced with unprecedented increases in new builds. In just a few years the average price of a new truck has spiked from $95,000 to $125,000 while the trade-in value of used three-year old models remained stagnant. The economic downturn of 2008/2009 forced many operators to extend their trade-in cycles and many are now faced with the decision to retire these older models in exchange for new builds that meet EPA emission controls and other regulatory standards. Carriers are faced with tough decisions. Larger fleets with access to capital, often through financing tools offered by OEMs, are better positioned to trade in older models, particularly as economic prospects brighten. Cashstrapped operators, however, will be hard pressed to replenish stock, even though maintenance costs on older trucks are reported to be three times higher than on new builds. Factor in a modest $20,000 trade-in value for a truck seven years or older and an operator faces a debt of more than $100,000 for a new vehicle. The prospect of incurring heavy debt load accounts in part for the recent growth in full service leasing. Data shows that the percentage of new registrations of heavy duty trucks that are leased has gone from around 13 percent in 2007 to just over 20 percent in 2011 with a slight dip in 2012. Leasing

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patterns in the medium duty market show more robust activity. The percentage of new registrations of new medium duty trucks rose from 25 percent in 2007 to over forty percent in 2012. Michelle Harry, Director of Marketing for PacLease, highlights the many advantages attached to the leasing option. (PACCAR Leasing is part of the financial services group of PACCAR Inc., which provides financial support for the purchase of light, medium and heavy duty trucks under the Kenworth, Peterbilt and DAF nameplates.) “Full service leasing affords operators the opportunity to offload the maintenance of trucks onto the leasing company. The increasing complexity of vehicles equipped with emission controls, safety features, telematics and other devices calls for full service shops, trained technicians and managers fully apprised of the latest regulatory controls. Leasing enables operators to focus instead on their core business by letting the leasing company take care of vehicle maintenance,” she said. Carriers are acutely aware of just-in-time deliveries and can ill afford roadside breakdowns. Leasing can minimize the risk with plans that provide for substitute vehicles and get shipments back on the road. Leasing is typically a long term relationship that extends beyond the first lease term and into the purchase of newer generation vehicles. Michelle Harry says that PACCAR consults with customers before lease renewal to spec new trucks and smooth the transition into new equipment for the next lease term. PacLease, among others, offers rentals to supplement leased equipment during seasonal upswings. A strong incentive for leasing is the preserva-

tion of capital. Funds that would otherwise be invested in new purchases can be directed toward expansion and other business priorities. Predictable, fixed and regular payments enable operators to accurately measure operating costs while benefitting from new fuel -efficient equipment. Leasing terms and payment frequency can be adjusted according to business needs. Business health too is also dependent on cash flow, and though some carriers have limited funds, the acquisition of new equipment, whether through leasing or financing, potentially generates more revenue by reducing operating expenses through dependable state of the art vehicles. Two types of leases dominate the market – Fair Market Value (FMV) and Purchase Option or Finance Leases. FMV leases are essentially rentals with attendant benefits of the full service lease. This alternative eliminates the risk of undermining the future value of assets if sold during a slow economy. Leasing companies provide the option of returning the asset, renewing the lease, or purchasing it outright at fair market value. Again, leasing relieves the operator from the burden of

unpredictable regulation changes that adversely impact the value of equipment that falls below updated standards. Generally, fixed and variable rates are available, and lease payments typically are tax deductible. As well, operators equipped with the latest trucks are more likely to retain and recruit drivers with new spec’d equipment, and lessees also avoid the hassle of facing disposal regulations at vehicle retirement. Finance leases, by contrast, allow customers to buy the equipment at the end of the lease term. Capital investments at the start of the lease are low, thereby preserving cash for other expenses. Monthly payments are lower too, and lease payments are typically tax deductible. Rates can be fixed or variable and irregular payment options - balloon, skip and token - yield additional advantages. Traditional loans are still popular among carriers as ownership shifts to the fleet or owner operator at term end. Payments are higher than leases since a percentage of principal is factored into each payment. There are typically tax deductible and depreciation tax benefits as well. Finance and leasing companies encourage clients to consult with tax advisors about benefits.

Carriers with large cash reserves are uniquely positioned to buy equipment outright, but finance companies urge caution in full purchases. With new builds costing $125,000, significant funds are required to replenish fleets – funds that may be invested elsewhere such as underwriting higher fuel and labour costs. Financing is also an effective method of building a strong credit rating. Fixed and variable rate loans area available. Fixed rate loans offer predictable payments as interest and principal payments are locked through the life of the loan. Variable or floating rate loans offer more flexibility. Payments remain the same, but if interest rates fall, more principal is paid in each payment. A heavily financed industry calls for multiple finance options; among them Factoring, a common financing practice in the transportation sector. Jenny Bugg speaks for the Canadian division of JD Factors, a specialist in the industry. “Since we opened in Canada in 1989, factoring has always been very popular with the transportation business, and we service companies of varying sizes,” she said. The company provides up to 95 percent on the value of invoices that the company assumes. Carrier cli-

ents are issued cash payouts by the factoring company, and in JD Factors’ case, often just one day after invoice submission and approval. Factoring is the purchase and sale of accounts receivables. Carriers that submit invoices directly to customers typically wait 30 or more days for payment. Factoring enables quick payment by tendering the invoices to the factoring agent on approved customer accounts. JD Factors also eliminates the risk of non payment to the carrier. “If we approve the company and the invoice goes unpaid after approval, we will assume the risk of non payment and take the hit ourselves. The carrier is not required to pay back the money we issued to them for the value of the invoice,” Bugg explained. The multiple financing options in today’s marketplace may expand the scope of business opportunities, but prosperity still depends on the ability to generate cash flow. Whether or not new equipment purchases will generate more dollars depends also on costs, prudent management, larger economic forces at work and, perhaps, confidence in the ability to get the job done. Freight, after all, will always need hauling, both in good times and bad.


Execucor Financial Limited

Providing Financial Solutions for Over 30 Years


xecucor Financial Limited is one of the oldest lease brokerage firms in Canada. We have been providing financial solutions that work for businesses, large and small, from coast to coast since 1983. Our primary goal is to source for our customers the financial solutions they need

to grow. While financing may be our product, the relationship with our customers is our largest asset. Most of our clients are small businesses, each with dreams and visions of success. Execucor possesses the knowledge, experience and lease financing resources that can secure capital to help our clients succeed. With access to some of the largest lenders and the lowest interest rates in Canada, Execucor has helped thousands of Canadian entrepreneurs, businesses and corporations realize their goals. Lease Financing Lease financing is an alternate form of lending, offering many benefits to business owners such as low down payment requirements. This method saves working capital, provides flexible payment options, allows for seasonal payments and balloon payment options, and yields tax planning benefits. Execucor provides lease financing from $10,000 to over $1,000,000 for new and used equipment for the transportation, construction, manufacturing, waste management and hospitality industries.

Transportation Financing Execucor is an expert in transportation financing. Single truck owners up to large fleet operators all require flexible and fast financing, whether to purchase equipment for a new project, or simply replace outdated vehicles. While customers may seek similar ser-

vices to meet the many needs of customers, an enduring tradition that continues to this day. By offering more flexible products and diversifying into additional financing areas, we provide better service on a continual basis. Creditor ’s insurance and invoice factoring are two such areas of divers-

ic headache for small business owners. This is where the Execucor team steps in and seeks out alternate financial solutions. We have funding partnerships that many of our competitors do not, and we are able to provide financing to those who may have credit challenges. The backbone of our success

relationships with lenders, equipment vendors and customers, while our team continues to provide exceptional service. With this solid foundation and demonstrated commitment to our customers, we will continue to provide financial solutions for the long haul. “While we provide transportation and

need access to financing that is made easy, fast, and as straightforward as possible,” says Eric Knight, President of Execucor Financial Limited. We look forward to the opportunity of helping you make your financial dr e ams a r e ality. F o r more information or to receive a leasing quote,

vices such as purchasing a transport truck, every client’s financial situation differs. Execucor refrains from a cookie cutter approach. Instead, it works with clients to source the best solution available. Every business is different. Some clients require different types of trucks for their applications. Carriers haul for clients with different pay schedules. Not every client can afford the same down payment or repayment terms. As an alternative, we provide effective and quick solutions most often within 24 hours because we know that each day a client does not operate, money is not being earned. Execucor has successfully helped single owner operators grow their business into significant fleet operations by arranging lease financing on purchases of highway trucks, trailers and off-road equipment. Execucor’s successful 30 year business record can be credited to our ability to adapt to client needs. Our business focus has always been servicing, understanding and staying attuned to our customers. Over the years Execucor has expanded its financial ser-

ification that have helped both Execucor and our clients. Creditor’s Insurance Insurance offers peace of mind and protection from loss of income due to disability or illness, a nightmare for every small business owner. We offer Disability Insurance, Critical Illness Insurance and Life Insurance. Factoring Factoring is a financial transaction where a business sells its accounts receivables to a third party (the factor) at a discount. This transaction allows the company to receive its funds sooner. A small transportation owner/operator may wait for more than 60 days for payment of goods hauled. Factoring can alleviate this cash flow issue. Factoring can be arranged for up to 95% of invoiced amounts and paid within 48 hours. This is why we stay in touch with our customers, to see whether they may require such services as they work to grow their business. We keep an eye on the marketplace for any new solutions that may be available. Financing can be difficult and a bureaucrat-

and growth is due to our “can do” attitude and our belief that everyone should be able to receive financing. Our firm has established solid long-term

equipment financing for businesses of any size, our focus remains with the little guy. They are the backbone of the economy; the guys who drive their own truck and who

please call 888.393.2826 (Canada), or visit o u r w e b s i t e a t w w w. You can also follow us on Twitter at @ERICatEXECUCOR.

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Health Insurance Matters

Banking Solutions

By Lina Demedeiros


s a company our primary goal is to ensure that our clients are satisfied with our quality of service. Our partners are interested in ensuring that you achieve your goals by helping you earn higher interest and pay

lower fees when banking. As a partner, Manulife Bank delivers, whether you are a large corporation or a small company looking for the best terms for deposits, savings, lines of credit or mortgages. All you need to do is call us and we will have a specialist help you achieve your objectives. As an advisor I have currently both a Manulife Access program which provides me as a business owner a secured line, and credit, to my investment. My underlining investment is a GIC at a rate unbeatable by any banking institution registered to my company. What this means is that

if I need the funds for my business, the bank is paying me for my investment and charging me for whatever I choose to use the line of credit for. I also own a Manulife One account, a program offering unique advantages and one which you may have seen advertised on TV. Unlike most lines of credit this allows me to track my expenses. For example, if I use $10,000 to buy new furniture, I could have a sub account called “Furniture.” If I wrote several cheques for renovations I could allocate the expense to another sub account titled “Renovations”. It is very convenient

for tracking expenses and helps you at tax time. Do you make large deposits on behalf of your business? The Advantage account delivers up to 1.65% interest. How about a Tax Free Savings Account or US Advantage or US Business Advantage Account? This is an ideal time to talk with our specialists. Do you know what you are saving for? If it is for your child’s education we can help with a package that yields $167 per month in 10 years, providing a total of $20,000.00. But what if you could earn 1%, 2% or 3% more on your money? You would have $20,000 saved

15 months sooner. Spending Habits Shift to Bank Loan Insurance vs Loss of Income In recent years the majority of owner-operators have been using lines of credit to finance their trucks. A line of credit is generally backed by an asset such as a home which is a personal financial obligation. Fifty percent of all mortgage foreclosures, re-financings or bankruptcies are the result of illness. As young owner-operators enter into the industry with mortgages and lines of credit to finance equipment, the trend is shifting to more bank loan insurance as a viable alternative

to the workplace safety and insurance board. The benefits are reaped for both the transport company and owner-operator. It is a complete risk management tool providing compliance and avoiding employer liability while helping a company increase retention and reduce recruitment costs. Talk to us today and learn how living benefits are the way to help you save and protect your most valuable assets. For more information contact us directly by visiting our website at, or call 800.236.5810, Lina M. Demedeiros, CHS President.


Liquid Capital

Financing Your Growing & Dynamic Trucking Business By Rick Iacobelli


t one point or another, every business is confronted with cash flow problems and it doesn’t just happen during difficult times. Businesses need cash for many reasons. A company may be just starting-up or experiencing sudden growth, or possibly need to expand their fleet. There could also be the need to fund some major repairs or possibly bridge a slump in business. All of these reasons and others can create an immediate urgent need for funding. Current research shows that a large proportion of small and medium sized businesses fail because of difficulties in meeting short term financial obligations, not because business is bad. So it seems contradictory for a growing and profitable business to get into serious financial trouble, or even go broke. But on closer examination, it’s not surprising how often this happens. At certain times, there’s even a need for short-term bridge financing. How many of us have been in a position where business related expenses were paid utilizing personal resources?

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Even if one or two of your larger accounts fail to pay their invoices on time, or if they take an additional 30, 60 or even 90 days to pay, you can still have a cash flow problem. Traditionally, business people have relied on corporate lines of credit that are derived from conventional lending sources. Bank financing relies on financial history, consistent performance and ratios. It establishes limits that can soon become meaningless, leaving one to deal with the same issues all over again. The process of acquiring extended financing can become a lengthy, arduous and sometimes impossible experience. There is a viable alternative to surviving those “cash strapped” cycles, especially during periods of business growth and expansion or business start-up. This alternative form of financing is known as “Factoring” and is sometimes referred to as “Accounts Receivable Financing” or “Asset-Based Lending.” More and more, factoring has become a realistic and workable solution, allowing businesses to prevail when cash flow uncertainties can threaten survival or impede

profitable growth. One of the biggest advantages of factoring is the short turnaround time. Unlike the bank, there is no lengthy approval process, so business owners can often have money in hand within a few working days. As long as a business is sound and has credit worthy customers, there are few obstacles to obtaining financing. Once approved, funding is easily provided, and ongoing financing is limited only by the amount of receivables (invoices) you can generate. Additionally, your receivables can be insured to protect against credit loss. Quite simply, when a company has “credit worthy” accounts receivable (invoices), it’s possible, through factoring, to get immediate cash based on those receivables. So when the bank says no, factoring professionals can say “yes”, and provide the much needed financing that a business requires to operate. It allows businesses to use current assets to generate and finance more business and realize additional profits that would otherwise be missed opportunities. If you have questions

about factoring or would like to arrange a presentation on ‘Alternative Financing’ for your office or or-

ganization please contact Richard (Rick) Iacobelli P. Eng. MBA at 877.653.9426 or e-mail him at riaco-

belli@liquidcapitalcorp. com or visit his web site at


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TMTA Sudbury

Transportation of Dangerous Goods By Marek Krasuski


he Sudbury chapter of the TMTA held its monthly meeting at the Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel on February 14 at which a special presentation on the transportation of dangerous goods was delivered by Marc Schram, Surface Inspector for Transport Canada’s Ontario Region. In a refreshing departure from the proliferation of bland power-point seminars, Marc’s delivery of serious content was contrasted with refreshing and humorous anecdotes that, while entertaining, reinforced the importance of the subject matter. The transportation of dangerous goods is indeed serious business, and the consequences of improper delivery can lead to explosions, fires and other disastrous results. Readers may recall the Mississauga Train Derailment in 1979 in which explosives and poisonous gases were released into the atmosphere following the derailment of a Canadian Pacific train in November of that year. Over 200,000 people were removed from the city, the largest civilian evacuation until

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the more recent disaster at New Orleans in 2005. The Mississauga mobilization was a turning point in the development of a federal department governing dangerous goods. CANUTEC, acronym for the Canadian Transport Emergency Centre, is the Directorate within the Transport Canada ministry that promotes public safety in dangerous goods transportation. In a similar vein Marc’s presentation included film footage of explosions around the world caused by the ignition of dangerous goods and included methods of proper securement and transport. Industry members attending the seminar were advised to consult the 2012 Emergency Response Guidebook which advises first responders in quickly identifying hazardous materials involved in an incident and the procedures required for protection during the initial response phase. The Guide is primarily designed for use at a dangerous goods incident occurring on a highway or railroad. In the event of an emergency involving dangerous goods, CANUTEC can be reached at 613-996-6666 or *666 on

a cellular phone. Later in the evening Mike Baillon of HYVA informed participants about the company’s products. H Y VA o f f e r s a w i d e range of technical products and components, mainly used in connection with hydraulic loading and unloading systems on trucks and trailers for the road transportation industry in on- and off-road applications. HYVA is also an important player in the manufacturing and supply of compactors and waste collecting units for the environmental services industry. Mike spoke about the quality of dump box cylinders which he said are superior to others owing to highly protected seals. T h e c o m p a n y ’s d u m p boxes have a quick time cycle of just 45 seconds from the box-up position to the rest position. A safety sensor which transmits an audio warning in the event of malfunction will prevent the box from rising any further. The box can also drop at variable angles in order to discharge residual aggregate stuck to the box. In response to questions about shaky boxes when empty, Mike Baillon explained that

the company’s “HY-FIX” Bodylock automatically locks the box in place. TMTA Vice President, Mike Hamel, delivered a safety presentation on the dangers of CO poisoning. A $235 fine can be levied against homeowners with fire burning units - fuel, oil, natural gas - who do not have CO detectors on every level of their home. Even relatively low CO levels, Mike explained, can cause brain damage or death depending on the length of poison ingestion. Later, Dave Kloos and Jim Bosse provided an excellent You Tube video on wheel alignment for this month’s “Tech Talk” segment. Jim stressed the need to check the rear drive axles for alignment as they affect positioning of the front wheels. The video is available at videos/. Bob Huzij and Angela Gilmore of Cambrian College drew attention to the school’s “Lil’ Big Rig” fundraising event, a project through which participating sponsors can have their company logo affixed to a Ford F-250 modified to appear as a full size Class 8 truck. Local radio advertising

and other marketing tools are available depending on level of sponsorship. Safety concerns were voiced by other TMTA members about driving in curb lanes and the risks posed to vulnerable pedestrians – children and the elderly – walking dangerously close to passing trucks. In other news members were informed of upcoming events, including the organization’s first Transportation Maintenance & Technology Conference (TMTC) to be held May 6 – 8 at the Kingbridge Conference Centre & Institute in King City, Ontario. The site is an innovative conference venue with multifaceted communication facilities and unique design features intended to maximize benefits for all stakeholders. According to organizers, “the Kingbridge Mission Statement reflects the direction the TMTC is committed to.” Unlike hotel venues, the facility assumes responsibility for all aspects of planning, enabling the organizers to focus exc l us i v e ly o n de le gate and sponsor recruitment and related activities. The Conference is the outgrowth of the newly formed Transportation

Maintenance & Technology Association, comprising seven of the eight chapters of the Automotive Transportation Service Superintendents Association (ATSSA). Former ATSSA chapters decided to go on their own amid disagreements with the original charter holding Toronto chapter. The Conference will be overseen by a steering committee comprised of one representative from each of the five TMTA chapters. For more conference information, contact Wes Govier at 705-566-4888, The Sudbury TMTA is a group of fleet maintenance professionals actively running light, medium, and heavy fleets in the province of Ontario and operating across Canada and the U.S. It holds monthly meetings on the second Thursday of each month from September to June at the award winning Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel. Sponsors are encouraged to support the monthly dinner meetings. These are unique opportunities to engage in one place with transportation fleet maintenance and distributors from Sudbury, Timmins, North Bay and Manitoulin Island.


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Making Your Miles Count

Per Diem Versus Non Refundable Tax Credit

By Robert D. Scheper


here is a lot of disinformation about per diem. The word per diem is Latin for “per day” and many in the trucking industry who use the words generally attribute it to the $51.00 per day allowance provided on the TL2 (simplified method). However, this seems to be an anomaly mostly in the trucking industry. The many other industries which use the per diem system are very aware of its true tax meaning. Simply put, it’s a “non-taxable benefit” provided an em-

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ployee by an employer. A per diem figure can range in amount depending on the agreement. Canada Revenue Agency allows any amount that is defendable (key word being defendable). The defense would involve more than just a discussion about an amount. If you need to know more it would be helpful to read my extensive blog and download my free tax seminar on our website (see below). Many Per Diem amounts are negotiated one time. However, linking per diem to the Treasury Board of Canada (now called National Joint Counsel) is also popular. The current daily per diem is $89.10. The TL2 per day allowance is a non refundable tax credit which is decidedly different from a non-taxable benefit. The $51.00 is a non negotiable amount set by CRA guide-

lines for anyone who uses the form. The $51.00 is also only a starting point that is eventually reduced through a series of formulas on your personal income tax form. The best province in Canada produces a $13.60 after tax credit. Where the problem comes is in comparing the after tax credit and the non-taxable benefit. The formula is easy enough to calculate, but the results are hard to swallow. Currently the average difference is 655% ($89.10/$13.60). This came down from 926% in 2007 when my book was published on this topic ($76.95/$8.31) but up from 626% in 2011 ($85.20/$13.60). The reason it has started to creep back up again is that the adjustments of the lunch bag letdown campaign stopped in 2011 while the National Joint Coun-

sel gives raises every six months. The problem with many tax preparers is that they associate the words per diem with the $51.00 per day. This is a serious error. In the words of the judge who struck down the class action law suit (failing at the Supreme Court in December 2006), “it’s like comparing apples to monkeys”, I prefer to say it’s like putting gasoline in your diesel engine. It won’t work, or maybe more accurately, it will work but only until your engine blows up - or you are audited. If you are a self employed operator and your taxes are prepared properly you can’t use the $51.00 anyway (see IC7321R9). Actual invoices are the only way to survive a complete audit. However, bumping down the road operators hear and discuss many combinations,

and most are untrue or half true. There is also another common occurrence. Many tax preparers only complete half the transition to the per diem system. Once the client is incorporated they T4 them at the end of the year and are then legally able to use the TL2 simplified method. It’s better than the self employed receipt total (which usually totals less than $51.00) but does not nearly have the impact of the per diem system. For those who use the per diem system properly you already know the net tax effect (est. $10k per year). You should also be well familiar with the monthly requirements and the seven disadvantages of using it (not insignificant or insurmountable). For those operators whose per diem is linked

to National Joint Counsel, you will be expecting your semi-annual raise April 1st, 2013. It may finally top $90.00 this time. For those of us who have been following the semiannual raises, we have noticed a slight decline in the percentage increase. This would be the result of senior government negotiations over the last number of years. Politically, it is of notable interest. Robert D. Scheper operates an accounting and consulting firm in Steinbach, Manitoba. He has a Masters Degree in Business Administration and is the author of the book, “Making Your Miles Count: taxes, taxes, taxes” (now available on CD). You can find him at and or at 877.987.9787 or email robert@thrconsulting. ca.


American Trucking Associations

ATA Lauds Safety Accomplishments


here has been substantive progress on more than half of 20 critical steps necessary to further enhance highway safety, according to a new progress report released by American Trucking Associations. The report comes four years after ATA released its list of safety priorities and called on policymakers to

do more to make trucks and their workplace – the roadways – safer. “ATA has been a vocal advocate for making common sense, data-supported, regulatory and legislative changes to improve the safety of our nation’s highways,” ATA President and CEO Bill Graves said. “Regulators and lawmakers at the state and federal level

have answered ATA’s calls in several areas, but there is still much more work to be done. For instance, though Congress has taken positive steps on electronic logging devices and on hair testing for drugs, ATA will continue to press for progress on these issues until meaningful changes are finally implemented.” Nine other areas – in-

cluding improving truck parking, enactment of primary seat belt laws, establishment of programs to target aggressive driving behaviors, development of crashworthiness standards for large trucks, and the creation of a clearinghouse for driver drug and alcohol test results – have seen

some favorable progress, but still substantive changes have not yet been fully implemented. There are several areas, however, where no meaningful headway has been made, says ATA. These include: implementation of a national speed limit of 65 mph and speed

limiters for all commercial vehicles and for passenger vehicles for drivers with certain traffic convictions. Also, the “federal truck safety program, along with many states, is moving in the wrong direction on truck-involved traffic enforcement interventions,” says ATA.


Phillips Industries

New Territory Manager


anta Fe Springs, California - Phillips Industries has hired Scott Storie as a new Territory Sales Manager. Storie will cover Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska and Kansas servicing the needs of current Phillips customers in those states as well as developing new opportunities within the territory. Storie joins Phillips In-

dustries from American Packing and Gaskets (APG), a Houston-based manufacturer of industrial products, where he held the position of Central Region Sales Manager. Prior to his position with APG, Storie was employed by Barnes Distribution for more than eleven years, most recently as Business Development Specialist. Barnes is an industry leader in the distribution of maintenance, repair, operating and production supplies and Storie’s experience there gives him a solid background for his new position with Phillips. He is a graduate of Park University, Parkville, Missouri with a Bach-

elor of Science degree in Business Management. Please visit us at www. to learn how Phillips products can make a difference in your operation.



Motor Carriers Input Needed for 34-Hour Restart Changes


rlington, Virginia - The American Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n Research Institute (ATRI) released a survey on the potential impacts of changes to the 34-hour restart rule. Under the new Hours-of-Service rules that are scheduled to take effect next year, changes to the 34-hour restart will include 1) a requirement that a restart include two periods between 1 a.m. – 5 a.m., and 2) a limitation of one restart per 7-day time period. This survey is

part of a larger ATRI study quantifying real-world operational impacts on the trucking industry that may result from these revisions. Motor carriers are encouraged to provide confidential input on the HOS changes through ATRI’s survey, available online at The aggregated and anonymized results of the survey will be available later this year and ATRI’s full HOS study will be released in early 2013.


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Keeping Your Vehicles Clean

Driver Recruitment & Clean Trucks

By Jack Jackson


hat impact does a clean vehicle have on your customers and employees? Do you have a clean and green strategy to boost

your image? There are many articles discussing the impending, if not current shortage of qualified, professional drivers for the trucking industry. Do you think you can gain an advantage in acquiring these types of drivers over competing carriers if you offered a clean truck every day they arrived to work? When your drivers come to work, are their trucks clean? The positive impact of safe, clean vehicles on drivers will go a long way in boosting morale

and gaining loyalty. Which companies do you believe will attract and retain the best drivers in the future? Today, more than ever, we hear from customers who are purchasing a wash system that allows their employees to wash their vehicles and demonstrate their pride. Some of our drivers are very passionate about the company vehicles and, by having the ability to wash every day, we believe this helps in having a driver turnover lower than the average company.

Imagine having to arrive to your office every day with a film of dirt on your desk, floor and doors. You would never feel good about having to wipe your hands or protect your clothes from dirt. A clean presence shows that management cares about the company and its employees. Most drivers feel proud to drive in a vehicle that is looked upon as professional by the pristine image created by clean trucks. The biggest issue for those that do wash regularly is the frustration of

oxidation on the paint and decals. By never brushing while you wash, your paint and decals will build up with a soap film that eventually obscures your graphics and hinders your image. A dirty image is one thing, but a worn out graphic can be even worse. This happens by continually spraying soaps and chemicals and never removing that film. Touchless spray can remove dirt and grit, but not that fine dirt film. Just like the dirt that accumulates in the shower, soap scum

builds up over the paint and oxidizes metal. Cracks appear on the logos or picture wraps. Removing dirt on paint with brushes will make your company’s image shine. Clean vehicles will also attract the best employees who will help your business grow. Jack Jackson is President of Awash Systems Corp. Email: or call 800.265 7405. Visit their website at www.awashsystems. com. North America’s Leader in Fleet Washing Solutions.



Kenworth Celebrates 90th Anniversary


irkland, Washington - Kenworth Truck Company is celebrating its milestone 90th anniversary during 2013. With an excellent heritage of quality, innovation and technology, Kenworth has provided thousands of customers with The World’s Best(R) trucks over the decades. It all began in 1923 when Harry W. Kent and Edgar K. Worthington incorporated the Gersix Motor Company as “Kenworth”. The company name was formed from a combination of letters from the founders’ last names. That first year, the small Seattle truck manufacturer produced 78 sixcylinder, gasoline-pow-

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ered trucks. Since then, Kenworth has produced more than 900,000 trucks. Kenworth’s success and staying power in a competitive business can be traced back to a phil-

osophy established early in the firm’s history. The goal was to build the right

Kenworth truck for each customer’s application to get the job done and build that truck to last. That philosophy, which continues to be true to this day, resulted in Kenworth establishing a solid reputation for its quality, innovative and durable trucks that are driven by state-of-the-art technology. Kenworth was the first truck manufacturer to install diesel engines as standard equipment in 1933 and sold the first sleeper cab in 1936. The Kenworth T600A transformed the industry as the first truly aerodynamic Class 8 truck in 1985. A year later, the Kenworth T800 was introduced and is widely recognized

for serving productively in applications such as dump truck, mixer, logger, and extreme heavy haul. The milestone 250,000th T800 was produced and celebrated last year.

“Over the past 90 years, Kenworth has played an essential role in the development of trucks that are more fuel efficient, productive and economical to operate,” said Gary

Moore, Kenworth’s General Manager and PACCAR Vice President. Ke n w o r t h ’s I n t e r n e t home page is at Kenworth is a PACCAR company.


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Cross Border Services

2013 Just Begun & Already Millions Seized in Drug Busts

By Dawn Truell


n January 16, 2013, a transport truck driver at the Queenston Bridge carrying a shipment of 132 boxes of recycled paper was sent for secondary examination. Border services officers noticed that labels may have been removed from each box and replaced by other labels. When the boxes were opened, 13,200 kilograms of loose contraband tobacco was found with an estimated value of $1.7 million. On the same day another driver transporting a sea container declared the contents of a load was herbal leaf formulation. Upon secondary examination officers discovered 99 boxes with 13,464 kilograms of loose contraband tobacco with an estimated value of $1.7 million. On January 23, 2013, CBSA officers seized 3.1 kilograms of heroin in the suitcase of a traveler arriving in Montreal from Qatar. When officers x-rayed the suitcase it showed it had a false bottom. Officials drilled a hole in the suitcase from which

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white powder escaped. Tests on this powder confirmed it was heroin. On January 28, 2013 a 38 year old woman, Johanna Carolina Ortiz, a U.S. citizen, arrived on a flight from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, and was referred for a secondary enforcement examination with U.S. Customs and Border Protection. When the CBP officers examined her suitcase they located a large amount of cosmetic products. As this raised obvious suspicion these cosmetic containers were sent for testing after which it was confirmed that 24 pounds of liquid cocaine was found, concealed in 25 bottles and canisters labeled as hair products and hand lotion. Ortiz was turned over to the Massachusetts State Police for further investigation. On January 29, 2013 in Tucson, Arizona, an 18 year old girl, Clarisa Aguilar, a U.S. citizen, was formally charged with narcotics smuggling after being caught with 1.9 pounds of methamphetamine worth $21,850. Clarisa now faces federal prosecution following a weekend drug bust at the Border Patrol’s checkpoint on Interstate 19. She was in a commercial shuttle at the Nogales Station where agents apprehended her. On January 30, 2013 In Del Rio, Texas, a 57 year old Mexican man, Ciudad Acuña, was arrested by U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officers after

more than 30 pounds of marijuana was discovered hidden in the vehicle he was driving. CBP officers inspected a 1998 Dodge Caravan when it arrived at the Del Rio port of entry from Mexico. During inspection a CBP canine alerted officers to the spare tire area. Officials opened the tire and found 32 packages of marijuana weighing a total of 35.55 pounds and worth an estimated $35,550. A day after on January 31, 2013, CBSA examined a refrigerated semi-trailer truck containing fruits and vegetables where they found 66 boxes of loose contraband tobacco hidden behind the shipment. These boxes, which arrived at the Saint-Bernardde-Lacolle, Quebec port of entry, contained 8,250 kilograms worth an estimated $1 million. On February 12, 2013 in Carlsbad, California, CBP confiscated nearly 3,000 pounds of marijuana on the beach. Northern San Diego County Agents observed three men in a panga boat at about 2:30 AM near Ponto State Beach. When the agents approached the panga, the three men jumped into the water and attempted to flee. Two of the men swam to shore and were arrested. Agents boarded the panga and discovered 108 bundles of marijuana. The bundles weighed a total of 2,938 pounds with an estimated street value of $4,407,000. The two

arrested men were determined to be Mexican nationals and were taken to a local hospital for medical treatment. They were released from the hospital into the custody of the U.S. Border Patrol. Smuggling, undervaluation and other Customs

Act offences may lead to seizure and/or prosecution in a court of law. CBSA and CBP keep a record of all infractions in their computer systems. If you have an infraction record you may have to undergo a more detailed examination on future trips.

For further information on the fight against smuggling, terrorism, C-TPAT, FAST, and PIP, please c o n t a c t D aw n Tr u e l l , President, Cross Border Services, at: or www. or call 905.973.9136.


Ridewell Suspensions

Sales Territory Change


pringfield, Missouri - After 23 years as Southeastern Regional Sales Manager at Ridewell Suspensions, Mike Webb is retiring. He began his career in sales at Williams Air Controls, and has now logged more than 40 years in the transportation industry. Though excited about what retirement holds for him, Webb has thoroughly enjoyed his time at Ridewell. “Ridewell taught me

what great products, customer service, and attention to detail is all about. My career with Ridewell has been an enjoyable and fulfilling experience.” “Mike will be missed at Ridewell,” said Rick Rickman, Vice President of Sales. “He played a large role in the growth of Ridewell during his many years with us. I join others at Ridewell and customers throughout the southeast in wishing Mike a well-

deserved retirement.” Stepping into Webb’s role as manager of the Southeastern territory is Ted Siegle. Siegle comes to Ridewell with over 13 years of experience in the transportation industry. He served most recently as the Regional Sales Manager of the North Central Region for Watson & Chalin Manufacturing, working primarily with auxiliary suspensions for trucks and trailers.


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Legal Matters

Sealed Loads

By Mark Reynolds


s we all know, drivers of commercial vehicles are required to inspect

the security of the load they are transporting and ensure that the load is secured in accordance with the National Standard 10 for Cargo Securement. This standard has been in place for some time and the fact that drivers are responsible for load security is nothing new. Under Part One of this standard the driver must make all necessary adjustments to the cargo

securement systems and make necessary adjustments before driving the vehicle, and not more that 80 kilometres from where the cargo was loaded. The driver must also re-inspect the load and securement systems and make necessary adjustments, or add more securing devices if required. This must be done when the driver’s duty status changes, the vehicle has been driven

for three hours, or the vehicle has been driven 240 kilometres. There are exemptions to these rules and it is important that drivers be aware of these. I have had clients in the past that have been charged with loads not being properly secured when in fact they were exempt from the requirements. A driver is not required to inspect the security of the load when the load is

sealed and the driver has been ordered not to open it, or when the vehicle is loaded in such a manner that makes the cargo, or portions of the cargo, inaccessible. It is important to know all of the requirements placed on a driver in regard to the securement of a load, especially when the driver is charged with a load security violation. In the event that a driv-

er is charged with such a violation and meets the exemptions stated earlier, it is the responsibility of the driver or the driver’s representative to prove this in court. Mark Reynolds is a licensed paralegal, a former truck driver, MTO enforcement officer, provincial trainer and Enforcement coordinator and can be reached at 416.221.6888 or email MarkReynolds@


Mack Trucks

Mack Launches Overhaul Program for Legacy Engines


reensboro, North Carolina - Mack now offers a new engine overhaul program to better serve MACK® E7 engine owners. The Mack Purebred Overhaul program is an industry standout, offering extended warranty coverage of up

to three years or 350,000 miles. “ M a c k ’s t r u c k s a r e known for reliability and durability, and our customers hold on to their trucks a long time,” said John Taaffe, Mack Director of Aftermarket Marketing. “Revitalizing the engine

is a logical solution. The Mack Purebred Overhaul program offers a range of options to help maximize vehicle uptime.” The Mack Purebred Overhaul program offers four solutions to restore power, reliability and operating efficiency:

1. Basic - The Basic overhaul package contains all Mack Genuine parts, filters and fluids needed for an in-frame engine overhaul. 2. Plus - The Plus package includes all the benefits of the Basic package and adds REMACK® cylinder heads. 3. Premium - The premium package includes all the benefits of the Plus package and adds Mack Genuine turbo and injector set and a special extended warranty at no cost. 4. REMACK Engine REMACK is Mack Truck’s genuine remanufactured product offering. The REMACK Engine package combines a remanufactured three-quarter engine, Mack Genuine turbo and set of six inject-

ors, filters and fluids. The REMACK Engine package also includes a special extended warranty at no cost. All Mack overhaul kits come with a standard two-year, unlimited mile warranty, which includes parts and labor when in-

Mack will now offer its Purebred Overhaul Program for MACK® E7 engines. T h e o v e r h a u l p ro g r a m provides extended warranty coverage for up to three years or 350,000 miles.

stalled by an authorized Mack dealer. The Purebred three-year, 350,000 mile extended coverage warranty is standard with Premium and REMACK Engine packages, and is available for purchase with the Basic and Plus packages when installed by an authorized Mack dealer. Contact your local Mack dealer or visit for more information about the Mack Purebred Overhaul program. The Mack Purebred Overhaul program is part of MACK Pedigree Uptime Protection, an integrated package of aftermarket solutions. For more information about Mack, visit our Web site at www.macktrucks. com.


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New Products & Services

Take Control of Your Bookkeeping By Ron Johnson


arkham, Ontario - February 15, 2013 - TruckersBooks, a leading provider of a new easy-to-use customized-for-truckers Bookkeeping Management software, announces the launch of its latest 2013 version. TruckersBooks software allows truckers without bookkeeping experience to simply enter their income and expenses into a set of customized spreadsheets. No columns to total. No columns to design. No accounting or bookkeeping

jargon or software program to learn. All of the applicable trucking expenses have been customized into the system so truckers simply enter their invoices and receipts and, when ready, print GST Net filing and financial reports. From the information entered the system will create all of the customized-for-truckers financial reports which can be viewed or printed as required. Features of customized reports include: Profit/Loss (P&L), Cash Flow, GST/ HST NetFile ready Report,

Monthly and Quarterly, a Special Month-end Report for accountants, a GST/ HST audit management report with detailed GST/ HST paid by expense type to support the next GST audit. In addition, the system allows truckers to enter income and expenses in Canadian and/or US funds without conversions. The system does it all, including creating reports in US and Canadian funds, performing currency conversions, and creating a total operating statement everywhere in Canadian funds.

The system is designed so truckers can enter diesel fuel with GST/HST included or excluded. TruckersBooks is a major leap forward in simplifying the bookkeeping process for truckers while creating a way for operators to cut operating costs and take control of the numbers. To get a closer look at the truckersbooks system, go to www. or to view a demo of the software go to and click the links titled TruckersBooks-2013 for Canadian Truckers or

TruckersBooks-2013 for US Truckers. About TruckersBooks Tr u c k e r s B o o k s w a s founded in 2008 as the software division for Trucktax. Its mission was to create specifically for truckers an easy-to-use customized bookkeeping management system designed to cut bookkeeping costs and maintain updated operating numbers on a monthly basis without the need for bookkeeping experience. Drawing on 28 years’ experience, TruckersBooks hits the mark. First launched in

2011, several upgrades and enhancements have since been added to TruckersBooks-2013. Special offer to Ontario Trucking News Readers To help you get your books ready for tax time we are offering Ontario Trucking News readers a $25.00 discount off the regular truckersbooks price. To receive the discount, simply go to the truckersbooks website and purchase your copy of the software by entering Ontario Trucking News in the “Sales Agent Name field”.


Freight Wing Introduces AeroFlex Composite


eattle, Washington - Freight Wing has announced a new trailer side skirt, the AeroFlex Composite, which has been SAE/ TMC tested to improve fuel economy by up to 7.45 percent. The skirts are SmartWay verified. Made of a pliable composite material, and braced with flexible mounting rods, the

new side skirts provide a clean, smooth appearance while maintaining its flat panel shape. “It’s a great new addition to our line of aerodynamic trailer fairings,” said Sean Graham, President of Freight Wing. “It joins our family of side skirts which includes the AeroFlex DMP (formerly called the AeroFlex 2012) which is constructed of

heavy duty Dense Matrix Polyethylene (DMP). Our new composite model is of the same geometry as the DMP and gets the same fuel economy benefits as our original model - they’re just constructed differently. Customers can expect an ROI in as little as 50,000 miles of trailer utilization.” According to Graham, the DMP model can take

Phillips Industries ®

New Sta-Dry Electrical Wiring Harness Adapter


anta Fe Springs, California - A new electrical wiring harness adapter designed to connect STA-DRY® main or mid-main modular harness systems to STA-DRY® SLIM-7 trailer harness is now available from Phillips Industries. The new “plug n’ play” STADRY® Harness Adapter connects the round m a l e style of the 36 20    March 2013

series to the sleek SLIM7™ female style of the 34 series. Like all Phillips STADRY® products the molded plug of the new harness adapter keeps moisture and contaminants from penetrating the electrical system. The STA-DRY ® Harness Adapter is easy

to install and comes with pre-applied corrosion resistant dielectric grease to fur-

ther reduce the damaging effects of road chemicals on trailer harness systems. The overall design function of a slim fit harness system allows for tight squeezes. The new adapter, part number 341903-006, is available from authorized Phillips dealers. Please visit us at www.phillipsind. com to learn how Phillips products can make a difference in your operation.


the most abuse of any side skirt on the market thanks to bounce back nature of its plastic construction. “With new innovations in composite material, we’re able to bring to market the AeroFlex Composite - a great looking, robust skirt that still is able to bend from impacts such as bottoming out at loading docks,” he said. “The new offering gives fleets and owner- operators two great skirts to choose from, depending upon their applications and driving patterns - each with the ability to improve fuel economy for our customers by 4-6 percent in real-world applications.” We i g h i n g i n a t 1 7 0

pounds, the three-piece AeroFlex Composite side skirts feature an easy-toinstall pressure responsive mounting system, which provide ample support and flexibility. The composite panels are able to handle typical impact situations. “They are also UV protected and have a low coefficient of thermal expansion - allowing the skirts to hold its flat panel shape,” said Graham. About Freight Wing Seattle-based Freight Wing was incorporated in 2003. The company’s mission is to provide practical fleet fuel savings through innovative improvements to the aerodynamic profile of semi trailers. It manu-

factures and distributes a full line of fairings, including trailer side skirts, belly fairings, and gap fairings and customized products for a variety of trucking applications. Freight Wing products represent the most thoroughly evaluated aerodynamic trailer fairings available to the trucking industry. Multiple scientific testing projects, to validate fuel economy improvements, have been conducted by third parties including the U.S. Department of Energy, the EPA SmartWay Program and Transport Canada. For more information visit the website at www.


New Products & Services

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 mirror 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 to behave as if the vehicle was slightly smaller than it actually is. This more

The Airtab® low parasitic drag (NASA tested) aerodynamic vortex generator is shaped much like a large ridged shark’s tooth or wish bone. 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 improv-

ing fuel economy. Kent Smerdon is the Director of Business Development at Aeroserve Technologies.


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Tires & Wheels

ContiLifeCycle Reaches West Coast with Rovince


ort Mill, South Carolina - Continental Tire the Americas, LLC’s (“Continental”) Commercial Vehicle Tire Business Unit has expanded its ContiLifeCycle footprint to the west coast with a new licensee. The company is proud to report that Rovince International Corp. in Compton, Calif.

is the latest retreader to adopt the ContiLifeCycle process. With 25 years experience in retreading, Rovince International decided in mid-2012 that the ContiLifeCycle was the perfect complement to its business lines, said company President Lionel Perera. The company is primarily known in the U.S. as an activated carbon importer, but also sells truck and industrial solid tires at several company-owned

dealerships. “We were very familiar with Continental as one of the leading tire manufacturers in the world, and we carry Continental truck tires at our retail locations. With the ContiLifeCycle retread solution, we are now able to create more business by following the Continental tire through its entire lifetime. It’s a good match,” Perera said. Production of the ContiTread branded retreads began December 1st,

Perera said. Rovince has the capacity to produce approximately 200 retreads daily, and found that the ContiTreads were very competitive to other brands, he added. “The quality of the ContiTreads and the mileage they get was very important to us. We have tested the tires with several fleets and found that they can definitely produce more mileage than other retreads on the market. This makes us more competi-

tive and it’s a package that we can sell – both the new and the retread with the same performance and tread patterns,” Perera said. Paul Williams, Continental’s Executive Vice President for truck tires – the Americas, said the growth of the ContiLifeCycle and expansion to the west coast means that fleets in the region now have access to the fuel-efficient ContiTreads mandated by California

regulations. “We’re happy to report that Rovince has begun production of our HDL Eco Plus and HTL Eco Plus ContiTreads, which are SmartWay verified for low rolling resistance. This is especially important in California, where SmartWay verification is required for many truck tires after January 1, 2013,” Williams said. “We are pleased to meet this need with ContiTreads from Rovince International.”


Low Rolling Resistance Tires Perform Well in Winter


ttawa, Ontario - Transport Canada has released the results of a study on the safety and environmental performance of low rolling resistance tires. Low rolling resistance tires are designed to improve vehicle fuel efficiency. They are made of advanced materials and have treads, dimensions and weights that help to minimize the energy lost as the tire rolls across the

road surface. The study, Packed Snow Performance of Low Rolling Resistance Class 8 Heavy Truck Tires, examined several brands of tires to assess their performance in packed snow winter conditions. To comply with Canada’s proposed Heavyduty Vehicle and Engine Greenhouse Gas Emission Regulations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from new on-road heavy-duty vehicles, it is

expected that truck manufacturers and importers will increase their use of fuel savings technologies, including low rolling resistance tires, on vehicles available for sale in Canada. During public consultations for the proposed Regulations, which are expected to come into force for 2014 model years and beyond, some industry stakeholders expressed concern that low rolling resistance tires may have

reduced traction performance in Canadian winter conditions, particularly when equipped on class 8 long-haul heavy trucks. The study, conducted by the National Research Council on behalf of Transport Canada’s ecoTECHNOLOGY for Vehicles Program, demonstrated that the current generation of low rolling resistance tires offers a similar level of snow traction performance as conventional tires, while reducing fuel con-

sumption and emissions. Tires used in this study were chosen from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s SmartWay Program’s approved list, a widely-accepted designation for low rolling resistance tires in North America. The study’s results, as well as other test results from the ecoTECHNOLOGY for Vehicles program, will inform Canada’s proposed emission regulations for heavy-duty

vehicles and Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety Standards. This study will help support the uptake of low rolling resistance tire technology by the Canadian trucking industry, maintaining road safety and benefitting the environment. For more information about the ecoTECHNOLOGY for Vehicles Program and test results from this study, please visit Transport  Canada’s website at


$73 Million Invested in Nova Scotia Plant


aterville, Nova Scotia Michelin North America reinforced its commitment to the province of Nova Scotia by announcing a $73 million (CDN) project investment at its Waterville truck tire plant. Michelin anticipates the investment will create approximately 50 new jobs in the Annapolis Valley. “Today’s announcement shows once again that Michelin believes in both the province of Nova Scotia and our highly skilled

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e m p l o y e e s , ” s a i d M r. Dana LeBlanc, President, Michelin North America (Canada) Inc. ”The demand is growing in North America for our wide based tire products like the MICHELIN® X One®, and this manufacturing investment at Waterville will help us meet that demand.” “Companies like Michelin have demonstrated that Nova Scotians, and particularly the workers and industries in rural Nova Scotia, can be among the world’s best in quality and

productivity,” said Nova Scotia Premier Darrell Dexter. “This investment will help Michelin create an anticipated 50 new, high-value jobs in rural Nova Scotia.” LeBlanc said, “We appreciate our long-standing partnership with the provincial government and we are certainly proud of our over 40-year history of manufacturing in this province. This investment is even more special, as Waterville just celebrated 30-years of manufacturing last year.”

The Michelin Waterville Plant will make capital investments in equipment improvements and increased production capacity over the next four to five years. The project will include the installation of new technologies in all aspects of the manufacturing process, supporting the success and continued growth of wide based tire products like the MICHELIN® X One® for commercial trucking in North America. In addition, the project will include a 3,000 sq. metre assembly build-

ing expansion. Hiring for positions will be ongoing as the project develops. About Michelin Waterville Opened in 1982, Michelin Waterville manufactures radial truck and off the road (OTR) and heavy-duty earthmover tires. During Waterville’s last significant expansion period from 2005-2007, Michelin invested $92 Million to begin production of the revolutionary MICHELIN® X One® wide single truck tires in Waterville for the North Amer-

ican marketplace. Michelin Waterville celebrated the production of its 30 millionth tire in October 2010, which coincidentally was a MICHELIN® X One® tire. Michelin Canada has over 3,700 employees, with 3,500 employees working at Michelin’s three tire production plants in the communities of Bridgewater, Pictou County (Granton) and Waterville. Michelin Canada’s Marketing and Sales teams are located in Laval, Quebec.


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Business Insurance Matters

Carnival Triumph By Linda Colgan


think many of us were in shock as we helplessly watched the handicapped cruise liner, Carnival, floating aimlessly at sea. Onboard, passengers and crew were in disbelief that such a tragedy could impact a trip that was destined for fun and sun. A route travelled many times before seamlessly. As the media unleashed article after article of the damaged ship and the declining conditions all the passengers and crew were exposed to, I could not help but compare this unfortunate event to the transportation industry. Somewhat similar to a ship, trucks are loaded, bills of lading issued, and a destination planned with the promise of payment for the safe receipt of the precious cargo. In a risk

manager thought process, one is trained to analyze the risks involved in transporting from point A to B and everything in between. Many times the risk is transferred (insurance), self insured (no insurance or forms of deductibles) or a combination of both risk transfer and a portion of the risk being self absorbed. In order to start the risk management process one has to identify the foreseeable risk. Then the resolution process starts. Backup plans are formed and should be recorded so that in the event that management is not available, these plans will be readily passed on to the next in command. The risk managers for Carnival probably had a contingency plan, but given the way some of the factors

kept changing, it also altered the difficult decisions that had to be made. Risking transferring precision cargo (passengers) could potentially mean the loss of life. Therefore, as stressful and difficult as it was, the potential relief for passengers was not worth the potential risk. Many shades of the Carnival scenario made me

think of the risks every transport company faces. In transportation the obvious risk maybe an accident, but it could be much more than that. It could be the loss of computer systems (long gone are the days of pen and paper), hydro, terminal fire, loss of employee(s), sickness, receivables, or loss of suppliers. It could also

be a change in corridor (different lanes provide different elements of risk), or legislation (let’s not forget California which impacts many a transport company travelling into their territory). These examples are just to name a few. They say that there is profit from every tragedy. I am hoping that in light of what transpired we can

all learn a valuable lesson and take another look at our personal and business lives and reassess our own risk management. It’s always a process worth reviewing. Linda Colgan is a Transportation Insurance Advisor with JDIMI. To contact Linda call 416.809.3103 or email lindac@jdimi. com.


Ambassador Bridge

Proposal to Allow Hazmat


he owners of the Ambassador Bridge have applied for permission to allow a wider number of hazardous materials to be transported by truck across the span. The proposal is supported by the Michigan DOT. According to various media reports, the plan would allow flammable and combustible liquids, as well as corrosives, to be carried across the structure. Certain flammable and non-flammable, nonpoisonous, non-toxic compressed gases are currently allowed on the bridge, but the proposal would expand the types of hazmat and dangerous goods allowed. Explosives, however, would still be banned. Currently, more dangerous HazMat shipments have been restricted to the Detroit-Windsor Truck

Ferry and the Blue Water Bridge between Sarnia and Port Huron. A MDOT spokesman told  Truck News  magazine that the application might have to do with the new $260-million Gateway Project - which links the bridge to a dedicated ramp and series of freeways and also includes changes primarily with the routing of trucks. According to the article, a public comment period, which was to have concluded January 31, has been extended indefinitely. It could be 18 months before a decision is made. Those who are opposed say the bridge lacks proper infrastructure to carry dangerous hazardous materials and lacks the proper specific spill containment areas. The Ontario Trucking Association is monitoring developments on this issue.


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Section Française


Les Manufacturiers d’Embrayages Fournissent une Transmission à Vie Prolongée, Réduction des Vibrations et le Confort du Conducteur Par Marek Krasuski


es embrayages ont subi des transformations pendant des années pour suivre le rythme de la demande toujours croissante pour la performance, la durabilité et la fiabilité. Les intervalles d’entretiens prolongés et les innovations de conception et de matériels qui aident à protéger les composants de la transmission contribuent à ces avances. Comme tout dans la vie, les embrayages ont un cycle de vie qui peut s’abréger prématurément par une chaleur excessive, une cause majeure de panne d’embrayage. Trop de chaleur entre le volant, les discs, le plateau intermédiaire et le plateau de pression peut entrainer la destruction des matériels et, dans certains cas très graves, des blessures au conducteur. Depuis 1980, Paul Morale de Fil-Mor Automotive & Clutch Parts Ltd. est spécialisée dans la re-fabrication d’embrayages et d’accouplements connexes pour l’industrie automobile et de transport. La gamme de produits incluent des trousses d’embrayages, des volants, des pompes à eau et d’autres produits provenant de compagnies de marque telles Sachs, Horton, Eaton, Lipe et TorqueMaster. Morale dit que la chaleur n’est pas la cause unique de panne « Il y a plusieurs facteurs qui contribuent à la détérioration de l’embrayage. Il peut être abusé ou le conducteur, par manque de savoir faire, peut y exercer trop de pression. L’embrayage peut durer 100,000 ou 500,000 kilomètres, dépendant de plusieurs facteurs de performance » dit-il. Les embrayages existent depuis l’existence des camions. Ils transmettent la puissance du moteur à la transmission ou à la boite de vitesse à des rapports en 26    March 2013

proportion avec les tours minute du moteur exigés par la transmission pour faire avancer le véhicule à la vitesse souhaitée. Pour diminuer les risques d’une panne d’embrayage, les experts conseillent que les charges recommandées pour le véhicule ne soient pas excédées, que les embrayages ne soient utilisés que pour les applications recommandées et qu’une formation bien adaptée soit offerte pour le démarrage, l’engagement et l’opération entière de l’embrayage. Les embrayages existent en plusieurs styles d’applications industrielles telles des configurations à disc simple ou à disc double, aussi bien qu’en matériels différents comme en céramqiue ou en kevlar qui prolongent la vie l’embrayage. Le kevlar n’est pas beaucoup utilisé dans l’industrie à cause de son coùt élevé, mais est connu pour sa capacité de résister au transfert de chaleur générée de l’engagement de l’embrayage du volant au plateau de pression. Il y a plusieurs manufacturiers de marque dans le marché du transport commercial. Eaton est un fournisseur mondial d’embrayages moyens et lourds. L’embrayage à ressort à main, par exemple, convient particulièrement au marché nord-américain à cause de sa longévité. Il possède des applications de torsion qui vont de 600 à 3059Mn (MilliNewton meters). Des embrayages automatisés incluent le Centrifugal et l’Electronic Clutch Actuation, disponibles dans les configurations ressort à angle et ressort à diaphragme. Eaton dit que sa gestion de systèmes thermaux contrôle mieux la chaleur et qu’ainsi la performance est améliorée et la vie de la transmission est prolongée. Les revêtements en céramique, idéals pour

des applications de service sévères améliorent la gestion de l’embrayage et reduisent l’usure dans des conditions de haute chaleur. La compagnie maintien que ses discs d’ embrayage réduisent la torsion vibratoire transmise par la transmission à l’aide d’un ressort à tension basse qui est capable de réduire les dommages éventuels causés par la vibration excessive. En 2011, Eaton a lancé l’embrayage EverTough, une pièce après-marché qui vise les opérateurs qui conduisent des véhicules plus vieux. Après la baisse économique de 2009, la compagnie a cherché à offrir une autre possibilité moins chère, en particulier pour un troisiéme ou quatrième placement. Les ventes se sont avérées robustes. « Nous constatons un très bon résultat dans nos marchés visés depuis le lancement de la ligne EverTough d’Eaton,  » a déclaré le directeur des ventes après-marché, Catherine Auckland. Le EverTough a certaines qualités spécifiques, un taux de 2.050 de torsion et inclue une garantie d’un an de kilométrage illimité. Les transmissions semiautomatisées et entièrement automatisées continuent à gagner une plus grande part du marché, suivant la tendance à une plus grande sophistication. La réaction des directeurs de flotte et des directeurs de ventes attribuent cette popularité à l’économie du carburant, à une facilité de conduite et à une réduction en dommages aux pièces mécaniques. Ces transmission exigent moins de dextérité de la part des conducteurs et ceux-ci peuvent garder les deux mains au volant et mieux surveiller les alen-

tours. Les changements d’embrayage sont engagés à des rapports en proportion avec les

tours minute du moteur. Ceci est à la différence aux transmissions manuelles sujet à de mauvaises pratiques de changement par des conducteurs inexpérimentés ou négligents dont les mauvaises habitudes de conduite usent prématurément les embrayages et les transmissions. Certains représentants de l’industrie de transport se demandent si une expérience de conduite sans la nécessité de changer l’embrayages des centaines de fois par jour n’attirerait peut-être plus de demandes d’emploi dans une industrie qui subit actuellement une pénurie sévère de conducteurs. Un des fournisseurs majeurs de produits aprèsmarché par OEM est Valeo, qui offre une gamme de trousses d’embrayages et de volants pour des camions moyens et lourds. Les avantages de ces conceptions incluent une technologie auto-règlable des couvercles à diaphragm et à ressort à angle et des revêtements céramétallqiues. Céramétallique veut dire des composants de métal qui sont incorporés dans le matériel céramique. La compagnie décrit ces trousses comme des embrayages qui permettent une meilleure performance de conduite parce que la conception du disc simple réduit l’effort du changement et élimine la résistance. Il y a moins d’éffort du pied

par terre et un amortisseur plus long réduit la vibration et le bruit. Moins de pièces donnent une meilleure fiabilité. Il n’y a pas besoin de règlement à l’intérieurde l’embrayage. Le système de déclenchement est facile à opérer par une seule personne. « La conception à diaphragme prolonge la vie de l’embrayage en donnant une pression de plateau uniforme et une plus grande pression de charge en même temps que l’ensemble du disc s’use, » ainsi note le website de la compagnie. Un des fournisseurs de chef des embrayages pour les camions classe 8 en Amérique du Nord est Sachs. Les embrayages manuels de Sachs utilisent la même technologie pour réduire la vibration qui caractérise son modèle auto-règlable le Twin Xtend. Cette option empêche la vibration d’être tranmise par la transmission. Les règlements de l’embrayage sont connus d’être faciles et exactes grâce à un enduit étanche qui empêche la contamination du mécanisme de l’anneau de règlage. Un ressort à diaphragme  «  permet une pression uniforme sur le plateau, tout en facilitant l’effort de la pédale. La vie de l’embrayage est prolongée et le confort du conducteur est amélioré. Il y a moins de pieces mobiles et de points d’usure, ce qui donne une meilleure fiabilité. » L’auto-règlable Twin Xtend de Sachs se règle automatiquement à l’usure de l’embrayage, ce qui permet économies de main-d’oeuvre et les temps d’immobilisation. La compagnie a attaché trois caractéristiques distincts et leurs avantages associés au Twin Xtend  : Patented

Controlled Center Plate, Heavy Duty Adjustment Mechanism and Open Architecture. Ensemble, ceux-ci produisent une réduction de l’effort de la pédale, des réglements précis sans danger de surrèglement, le refroidissement de composants intérieurs et la réductios de taux d’usure. La gamme entière des embrayages, de leurs caractéristiques et de leurs avantages est disponible en ligne à Le prix des embrayages autoréglables est plus onéreux initialement, mais le retour sur l’investissement justifie le coût supplémentaire de l’achat. Le Exedy Globalparts Corporation, qui porte la ligne de Daikin d’embrayages, fournit des produits d’embrayage de rechange pour les Amériques. La compange nomme la technologie de la pédale et un mécanisme de pression à ressort qui réduit la fatigue chez le conducteur, une augmentation de vie de l’embrayage et une réduction de temps d’immobilisation. Une gamme entière de produits est disponible à www. Aujourd’hui, les embrayages offrent plus de fonctionnalité, qui en plus de transmettre la puissance à la transmission et finalement aux roues, agissent comme des amortisseurs pour protéger les transmissions des vibrations excessives causées par la résonance du moteur. En conclusion, le choix de l’embrayage approprié dépend de l’application. Ceux qui achètent des camions neufs sont conseillés de chercher l’avis d’un représentant de vente pour s’assurer que l’embrayage approprié convient à l’usage éventuel du camion. Si l’usage et le véhicule ne se conviennent pas, une panne est inévitable.


Rescued 1955 History Restored By Wendy Morgan-McBride


n the back roads of Prince Edward County there are many sites to see, but the best of all is the little hobby farm with a storied description of many rescues - horses and cats and puppies too. The best rescues are the ones you don’t see, the ones in the garage like this 1955 Chev B210. Tucked away with its own blanket, cuddly and dry, it sits alongside a partner that you have met before - a 1928 Mercedes-Benz SSK Replica. The Struthers family are the owners who love life as much as collecting classics. Laura was kind enough to show off her car to our readers back in January, and now we have Burton sharing his rescued cool ride that was once believed to be a Kentucky state trooper car, due to the residual navy blue paint and gold top when it was purchased back in 1970 and brought into Canada. The wine burgundy paint job was the work of Burton, and with the black interior seating it makes for a finished and classy look. The car originally had a 350 V8 small block but now thrives on a 235 straight 6. It went from a 3-speed standard to a 3-speed auto-

matic which sits upon its original frame encased in an all steel body. With just over 89,000 miles this car is enjoyed by many admirers at car shows, cruise nights, and on special occasions when newlyweds are taken for their first ride as man and wife in the Quinte Region. Burton traded his $1,000 boat and added another $1,200 cash to purchase this car. He brought it home back in the fall of 1995, spending about 14 months putting it back together, a labour of love that entailed a lot of man hours. Burton thanks Gord Horner of Smithfield, and Terry Livingston of Legacy Collisions, for all their time and effort in transforming this vehicle into a real beauty. The floor was stripped and totally rebuilt and the bumpers and figures were all re-chromed, restored to their

original pristine condition. The f r o n t seat, now part of a Pontiac station wagon, was not even bolted in when it

arrived. “One mystery, considering all the work needed, was to find that the original radio was in the car and it still worked”, Burton laughed. The Chevrolet 210 was the midrange model of the Chevrolet car from 19531957. It took its name by shortening the production series number (2100) by one digit in order to capitalize on the 1950’s numerical auto name trend. It replaced the Styleline DeLuxe model available in previous years. This model was dropped following the 1957 year and was replaced by the Biscayne. The 210 series was introduced in 1953 and was the best selling model during 1953/54, owing to its balance of style and luxury of the 150 series, but less costly than the glitzy Bel Air of the time. The ‘55 model year

marked the introduction of a new chassis and the debut of the Chevrolet’s legendary small block V8. The center door frame was beefed up for more safety and the brakes were 11-inch drums. The 210 buyer was free to choose any powertrain option available. The ammeter and oil pressure gauges were changed to warning lights. The 210

was offered in 5 body styles - the sedan, coupe, hardtop, wagon and convertible both in 2 and 4-door styles. It only happens once in an engineer’s lifetime that a company like Chevrolet hands you a blank sheet of paper and says, “Design us a car from scratch”. That’s the chance Edward Nicholas Cole was given with the 1955 Chevrolet in May of 1952. “We got a big kick out of designing this new Chevrolet, and you will get an even bigger one out of driving it”, said Ed Cole, Chevrolet Chief Engineer, of the hot new model. Chevrolet shed its old image in 1955, replacing it with all new “Motoramic” styling. Cole started the design with a new frame, new bodies, three new engines, new frontend suspension, new rear springs and new brakes. “Don’t argue with this baby!” warned one Chevrolet ad in 1955. “Blue ribbon beauty that’s stealing the thunder from the high priced cars!” proclaimed another. When Chevrolet introduced the 1955 Chevy in late 1954 it changed their history. So what made the new Chevy so popular? Its new 265 cubic inch V8 was probably the most important feature in the motoring public’s eye. The 1955 Chevrolet also represented a completely new vehicle in styling and engineering. With its new styling and the option of a potent new “TurboFire” V8, it was the most changed Chevy and the most exciting car to ever wear the

bowtie badge since WWII. So what’s not to like about this car? I say nothing, and Burton agrees: “It drives like new, handles nice, and you can travel for miles in comfort. I just like it the way it is and I love educating and showing it off.” Another point of interest is the licence plate on this car. It’s a fitting message as many would think this restored relic should be admired but not touched. In truth there’s a totally different reason. If you were driving down the road and looked in your

rear-view the plate reads as “BURTON,” a source of some amusement to the owner. But the real reason for the moniker is traced back to the Struthers’ youngest daughter. When she wanted her dad’s attention and he ignored her she would call him NOTRUB, an affectionate nickname bestowed upon him in younger years that he decided to carry over to today. C a t c h m e o n FAC E BOOK at “A Drive Back in Time” to see unpublished photos, or drop me a line. Enjoy!


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TruckersBooks, Inc. Cut your Bookkeeping and

6 Farnham Crescent London, ON N6K 1K1 Tel: 519.641.6770

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Freinmeister Group Inc.

A Canadian Company with Hundreds of satisfied Customers since 1978 both domestic and internationally. 299 Mill Road, Unit 1510 Etobicoke, ON M9C 4V9 Toll Free: 877.743.5888 Tel: 416.626.1794 Fax: 416.626.5512 cargo control products

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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


to-use Spreadsheet Bookkeeping Management System Software for Truckers. No Bookkeeping Experience Needed. Save up to $600 per Year in service fees. Toll Free: 888.456.6504 Tel: 905.477.7773 Brake & Safety check Products

FLO Components Ltd. “For Total Lube Solutions, Go With the FLO!” 50 Admiral Blvd. Mississauga, ON L5T 2W1 Tel: 905.671.2355 Toll Free: 800.668.5458 Fax: 905.671.2358 Components by:

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


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Resurfacing all types of flywheels and repairing lugs. A good line of clutch related components including clutch brakes, clutch forks, drive lugs, release bearings, pilot bushings/bearings, master/ slave cylinders, flywheels and alignment tools. compliance services

Computer Services & Software

Contrast Logistics Software RATE-N-ROLL© is a family of costing and pricing products for the trucking and logistics industry. 451 Donegal St, Apt. 3 Peterborough, ON K9H 4L7 Tel: 705.977.2120 DPF Cleaning

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


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


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

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

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


Kee Human Resources 6760 Davand Drive, Unit 9 Mississauga, ON L5T 2L9 Toll Free: 800.661.0377 Tel: 905.670.3426 Fax: 905.670.3436 Emergency Road Services

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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

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

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

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J D Factors 315 Matheson Blvd. East Mississauga, ON L4Z 1X8 Toll Free: 800.263.0664 Tel: 905.501.5000 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 Fax: 519.326.4047 Fasteners, Fittings, Hose & Shop Maintenance

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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



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 lubricants (synthetic)

Rainbow Insurance Brokers Inc “In the Truck Insurance Business for 18 years.” 40 Division Road North, R.R. 3 Cottam, ON N0R 1B0 Tel: 519.839.6588 Fax: 519.839.6087

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

Erb and Erb Insurance Brokers Ltd. 806 Greenbank Road Ottawa, ON K2J 1A2 Toll Free: 877.791.1682 Tel: 613.825.5575 Fax: 613.825.5624

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

Jones Deslauriers Insurance Management Inc.



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

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

Bryson & Associates Insurance Brokers Ltd.

Bryson Insurance & Financial Services Ltd. Blue Water West Ltd. “For All Your Trucking Insurance “Serving fastener needs Suppliers of Esso Fuel and Mobil Needs. Transportation Insurance, Lubricants to all sizes of businesses for Industrial, Automotive & Fleet Safety Management Services, large or small, stationary or on the Maintenance Trades.” Bonds, Health, Drug, Dental, Life go, on land or at sea. 1100 Courtney Park Dr. E., Unit 5 & Disability Insurance. Same Day 3100 Underhill Avenue Mississauga, ON L5T 1L7 Quotes up to 10 units.” Burnaby, BC V5A 3C6 Tel: 905.677.5088 Toll Free: 800.661.5196 Tel: 604.420.4331 Fax: 905.677.4917 Fax: 905.426.4959 Fax: 604.420.4137

Multi-Line Fastener Supply Co. Ltd.

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

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

Prolab Technolub Inc.

Dalton Timmis Insurance Group

insurance brokers

Best Miles Ahead

Baizana Insurance Brokers F.B. Feeney Hardware

insurance brokers

AC Global Systems provides fleet owners the tools they need to get Canadian Insurance Brokers Inc. the maximum efficiency out of their HUB International Ontario Ltd. 1 Eglinton Ave. East, Suite 415 mobile assets. Using GPS fleet Transportation Insurance Toronto, ON M4P 3Z1 management our typical customer 33 Princess Street, Suite 501 Tel: 416.486.0951 saves 20% on their annual fuel Leamington, ON N8H 5C5 Fax: 416.489.5311 costs.” Toll Free: 800.463.4700 2795 Highway Drive Tel: 519.326.9339 Trail, BC V1R 2T1 Fax: 519.326.0128 Toll Free: 877.364.2333, ext 14 ••• Fax: 2550.483.6493

fuel Economy Products

“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

insurance brokers


People Tracks Inc. “Your preferred Employment Screening Firm. Confirming the facts, one step at a time.” 6102 - 6th Line Orton, ON L0N 1N0 Tel: 519.855.9405


Hallmark Insurance Brokers Ltd. “The Transit Authority” 10 Konrad Crescent Markham, ON, L3R 8T7 Toll Free: 800.492.4070 Tel: 905.475.4070 Fax: 905.944.0273

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

Vulcan On-Board Scales #11-1642 Langan Avenue Port Coquitlam BC V3C 1K5 Toll Free: 800.663.0854 Tel: 604.944.1481 Fax: 604.944.1482 March 2013   29

Permits & services

tarps & tarping systems

towing services

towing services

trailer manufacturers [ tankers ]

Gobbo Towing & Recovery Ltd. 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

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


Kärcher Canada Inc. Established in Canada in 1985, Kärcher Canada Inc. is a wholly owned subsiduary of Alfred Kärcher GmbH and Company a family owned business located in Winnenden, Germany. 6535 Millcreek Dr., Unit 67 Mississauga, ON L5N 2M2 Toll Free: 888.705.9444 Tel: 905.672.8233 Fax: 905.672.3155 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

85 Pondhollow Road Sudbury, ON P3E 6C1

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 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 tire balancing

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

Counteract Balancing Beads 13029 – 8th Line Georgetown, ON L7G 4S4 Toll Free: 800.572.8952 Tel: 905.873.3339 Fax: 905.873.3088 tire Pressure Monitoring Systems (TPMS)


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

HawksHead Systems Inc.


Real-time pressure & temperature readings; wireless to the driver’s seat; for semi-trucks, trailers, RV’s & more. Alarms for deflation & temperatures. 10381 Parkwood Drive Rosedale, BC V0X 1X0 Toll Free: 888.321.TPMS Fax: 888.909.9857

Action Automotive, Towing & Recovery


tarps & tarping systems

“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


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


P.O. Box 6001, 6500 Silver Dart Drive, Toronto AMF, ON L5P 1B2 Toll Free: 800.387.7717 Tel: 905.672.5171 Fax: 905.672.7652


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


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


Pat Rogers Towing

24 Hour Emergency Service Kingston, ON Toll Free: 888.221.3672 Tel: 613.384.2572 Traffic Offences

MG Paralegal Professionals

“Being off the road will cost you time & money. Fight your tickets and keep your driver’s abstract clean. For free consultation contact us by phone or visit our website.“ 94 Indian Road Toronto, ON M6R 2V4 Tel: 416.201.1195 Fax: 416.907.1683 www.torontoparalegalprofessionals. com

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

Bedard Tankers Inc.

Leader in Dry Bulk, Liquid, Liquified Compressed Gas & Cryogenic Road Tanker Trailers. 5785 Place Turcot Montreal, QC H4C 1V9 Tel: 514.937.1670 Fax: 514.937.2190

Atlantis Transportation Services Inc.


trailer manufacturers

Tiger Tool International Inc. Unique, specialized tools to service the needs of the Light & HeavyCramaro Tarpaulin Systems Duty Equipment Industry. Cramaro, for all your tarping needs. 34434 McConnell Road, Unit 160 206 Arvin Avenue Abbotsford, BC V2S 7P1 Stoney Creek, ON L8E 2L8 Toll Free: 800.661.4661 Toll Free: 800.565.8277 Tel: 604.855.1133 Tel: 905.662.2757 Fax: 604.855.4424 Fax: 905.662.4811


Transport Companies

Titan Trailers

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

Best Transfer

Tremcar Inc.

Canada’s largest cargo tank and tank-trailer manufacturer for the transportation of a large variety of dry and liquid products. 790 Montrichard Avenue St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, QC J2X 5G4 Toll Free: 800.363.2158 Tel: 450.347.7822 Fax: 450.347.8372 trailer Sales, leasing, rentals & service

6 Winer Road, R.R. #3 Guelph, ONN1H 6H9 Tel: 519.767.5555 Toll Free: 800,862.1470 Fax: 519.767.5105


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


Fort Garry Industries

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


GTA Trailer Rentals Inc.

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


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

Carmen Transportation Group

3700 Weston Road Toronto, ON M9L 2Z4 1.866.857.5166 Tel: 416.667.9700 Fax: 416.667.8272 info@carmentransportationgroup. com www.carmentransportationgroup. com


Erb Group of Companies

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



Transit Trailer Ltd.

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

International Truckload Services Inc.

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

Transport Companies

Transportation Training

Transportation Training

Transportation Training

Transportation Training

truck delivery

Compass Vehicle Delivery Inc.

Star Van Systems

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


The Rosdale Group

6845 Invader Crescent Mississauga, ON L5T 2B7 Toll Free: 877.588.0057 Tel: 905.670.0057 Fax: 905.696.4630 Transportation Training

Crossroads Training Academy

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

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

Crossroads Training Academy

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@


Kee Training Academy

6760 Davand Drive, Unit 9 Mississauga, ON L5T 2L9 Toll Free: 800.661.0377 Tel: 905.670.3426 Toll Free Fax: 866.329.5331 Fax: 905.670.3436


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

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

Greater Ottawa Truck Training

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

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

Jay’s Professional Truck Training Centre

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

Kim Richardson Transportation Specialists Inc. Heavy equipment & forklift also available. Contact: Roxanne Wilkieson 172 Argyle Street N., Upper Level, Caledonia, ON N3W 2J7 Toll Free: 800.771.8171 Tel: 905.765.3445 Fax: 905.765.1444

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

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 (Niagara-on-the-Lake)

Contact: Admissions Officer (Truck and Bus Course Info) Contact: Admissions Officer (Heavy Equipment Info) 281 Queenston Road Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0 Toll Free: 800.263.4777 Tel: 905.685.1117 Fax: 905.641.0533

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

Contact: Jamie Fitchett 99 Cote Blvd. Hanmer, ON P3P 1L9 Tel: 705.969.8848 Fax: 705.969.0584

Contact: Admissions Officer 2155 Fasan Drive Oldcastle, ON N0R 1L0 Toll Free: 866.410.0333 Tel: 519.258.0333 Fax: 519.258.9065

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)

Drive Star Shuttle Systems Ltd.

Fort Garry Industries

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

1868 Drew Road Mississauga, ON L5S 1J6 Tel: 905.677.2771 Fax: 905.677.2774


Fort Garry Industries

Sales and NSM certified installation of snow plows, sanders, mixers, dump bodies and more. truck Exhaust Sales & Service

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


Specializing in walking floor repairs. Open weekdays 7am-midnight 2170 Allanport Road Allanburg, ON L0S 1A0 Tel: 905.227.8782 Fax: 905.227.8789

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

Quality Custom

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

Safety Truck Training School Ltd Contact: Yogan Sockalingam 4 Wilkinson Road, 2nd Floor Brampton, ON L6T 4M3 Tel: 905.793.9546 Fax: 905.793.6426 Contact: Richard Wynia 480 Waydom Drive Ayr, ON N0B 1E0 Toll Free: 800.265.0400 Tel: 519.653.1700 Fax: 519.622.4002

truck equipment


Niagara Truck & Trailer Inc.

Tri-County Truck Driver Training

23 Industrial Drive Caledonia, ON N3W 1H8 Toll Free: 866.425.4440 Tel: 289.285.3021 Fax: 289.285.3026

MTT Repair Services Inc.

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

Ontario Truck Training Academy (Oshawa)


Truck & Trailer Repairs

Ontario Truck Driving School (Oldcastle)

Contact: Robert Labute 5044 Walker Road, Windsor, ON, N9A 6J3 Tel: 519.737.0444 Ontario Truck Training Academy Fax: 519.737.0445 (Peterborough) Contact: Dennis Lagrois 365 Lansdowne Street East, Unit 3 Ontario Truck Driving School Peterborough, ON K9L 2A3 Toll Free: 800.939.1463 (Chatham) Tel: 705.743.1888 Contact: Admissions Officer Fax: 705.743.1875 1005 Richmond Street, Chatham, ON N7M 5J5 Toll Free: 800.263.4777 Tel: 519.355.0077 Fax: 866.800.6837

Valley Driver Training

P.O. Box 265 Stn. Main 16693 Old Hwy 2 Trenton, ON K8V 5R5 Toll Free: 888.992.9676 Tel: 613.392.9676 sales@compassvehicledelivery. com

Grote Industries Co.

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

Acadian Driveaway

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

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

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truck parts & supplies

truck parts & supplies

truck parts & supplies




Diesel Truck Parts Inc.


Morgan’s Diesel Truck Parts & Service Inc.

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

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



Fort Garry Industries

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

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

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


grande prairie


Fort Garry Industries

Fort Garry Industries

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fort Garry Industries


truck sales, leasing, parts & service


Levy Steering Centre Ltd.

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


Shield Truck Accessories

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

Gerry’s Truck Centre

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

Truck tire sales & service

truck transmissions, differentials & pto’s

Ontario Regional Office

When it comes to transmissions… think DOMAR 130 Skyway Avenue Toronto, ON M9W 4Y9 Toll Free: 800.387.4883 Tel: 416.675.2268 Fax: 416.675.2435

truck transmissions, differentials & pto’s

truck Wash Facilities

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

Surgenor Truck Centre 261 Binnington Court Kingston, ON K7M 9H2 Toll Free: 877.548.1101 Tel: 613.548.1100 Fax: 613.548.4990 Truck tire sales & service

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


“We work best under pressure!” 6755 Columbus Road, Unit 1 Mississauga, ON L5T 2G9 Tel: 647.444.3384 truck Wash Systems Email: d

Benson Tire The largest Goodyear dealer in Ontario, offering over 15 locations equipped with 24 hour emergency service vehicles to handle all of your tire needs. 700 Education Road Cornwall, ON K6H 2W8 Toll Free: 866.623.6766 Tel: 633.933.1700 Fax: 905.689.3381

GTA Pressure Cleaning & Restoration


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@

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

Healthy Living

Coconut Water: Is It All It’s Cracked Up To Be?

By Brenda Ricker


at-free, cholesterolfree, low-calorie, super-hydrating, naturally rich in electrolytes - the touted bene32    March 2013

fits of North America’s latest health craze, coconut water, seem endless. Dubbed “nature’s sports drink” and “life-enhancer” by marketers, it’s no wonder why celebrities have replaced their acai berry drinks and Kabbalah water with a juice box of coconut water. Coconut water is referred to as the first sports drink known by the natives on the tropical islands, and the coconut tree is also

known as the “tree of life.” For the uninitiated, coconut water is the clear, nut-flavored juice stored inside young coconuts. It has long been a staple liquid of Southeast Asian nations where the fruit is also harvested for its flesh, oil and milk. Coconut water contains natural sugars, as opposed to refined ones, and some important vitamins and minerals. It is rich in potassium, which enhances

the body’s ability to hydrate, making it perfect to drink after exercise. This mineral helps regulate blood pressure by counteracting the stimulating effects of sodium, and this in turn helps to prevent related issues like stroke and heart attack. People drink it as a hangover remedy for the same reason. The magnesium also helps to enhance hydration. Coconut water hydrates and cleanses the skin,

good news for so many of us who experiment with various remedies for a supple and flawless appearance. So for that ideal

look, apply coconut water. Stay tuned for Part 2, coming next month! I can be reached at: health_you_


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C CIT Canada . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4, 5 Ontario & Western Trucking News C.U.T.C. Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Canadian Fleet Maintenance Seminar. . . . . . . . . 42 Challenger Motor Freight. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51

D Day and Ross Transportation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Dican Instruments. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Ontario & Eastern Trucking News Domar Transmissions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8, 19 Drive Products Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Eastern Trucking News

E E.T. Transport. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Ontario Trucking News Emergency Road Services Corporation . . . . . . . . 1 Eastern & Western Trucking News Execucor. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Ontario Trucking News Expocam. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

F Frasier Transport Corp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Ontario Trucking News

G G.A.P. Big Rig Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 GTA Pressure Cleaning & Restoration Ltd. . . . . . 13 Ontario Trucking News

H Hotsy Pressure Washers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Western Trucking News Hutchinson Industries.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Eastern Trucking News

I International Truckload Services Inc. . . . . . . . . . 41 Ontario Trucking News

J JD Factors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

K Kärcher Canada Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Kindersley Transportation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Ontario & Western Trucking News Kleysen Group. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50

L Laidlaw Carriers Van LP. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Eastern Trucking News Landstar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Ontario & Eastern Trucking News Levy Steering. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Liquid Capital Midwest Corp.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Ontario Trucking News

N NOCO Lubricants LP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Ontario Trucking News

P Prolab Technolub Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1, 13

R Riviera Finance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Ontario Trucking News Road Today Truck Show. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Rumanek & Company Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Ontario Trucking News

S Shell Canada. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Star Van Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Ontario Trucking News

T Texis Truck Exhaust. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Ontario Trucking News Tiger Tool Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 The Fuel Lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 The Rosedale Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Traction Truck Parts & TruckPro . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Ontario & Western Trucking News TransX. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39, 52 Tremcar Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Tunit & Bully Dog. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

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

W Wilson Instruments. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Ontario Trucking News

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Diesel Performance Products Tunit & Bully Dog. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Emergency Road Services Emergency Road Services Corporation. . . . . . . . . 1 Eastern & Western Trucking News Employment Opportunities Atlantis Transportation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Anvil Ring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Best Transfer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Brian Kurtz Trucking Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Challenger Motor Freight. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Day and Ross Transportation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 E.T. Transport. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Frasier Transport Corp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 International Truckload Services Inc. . . . . . . . . . 41 Kindersley Transportation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Kleysen Group. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Laidlaw Carriers Van LP. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Landstar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Star Van Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 The Rosedale Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 TransX. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39, 52

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Equipment Financing CIT Canada . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4, 5 Ontario & Western Trucking News Execucor. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Ontario Trucking News Factoring & Finance JD Factors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Liquid Capital Midwest Corp.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Ontario Trucking News Riviera Finance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Ontario Trucking News Fuel Saving Products Airtab. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Ontario Trucking News G.A.P. Big Rig Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Fuel Treatment Products Bennett’s Power Service Products . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Prolab Technolub Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1, 13 GPS Systems Dican Instruments. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Ontario & Eastern Trucking News Heating Sales & Service Wilson Instruments. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Ontario Trucking News Lubricants NOCO Lubricants LP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Ontario Trucking News Shell Canada. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Permits & Waivers C.U.T.C. Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Pressure Washers Hotsy Pressure Washers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Western Trucking News Kärcher Canada Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Steering & Clutch Products Levy Steering. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Tanker Manufacturing, Sales & Service Hutchinson Industries. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Eastern Trucking News Tremcar Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Theft Prevention Products The Fuel Lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Tire Sales & Service Benson Tire. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Ontario Trucking News Tools Tiger Tool Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Trade Shows Canadian Fleet Maintenance Seminar. . . . . . . . . 42 Ontario Trucking News Expocam. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Road Today Truck Show. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Ontario Trucking News Transmissions Domar Transmissions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8, 19 Truck Exhaust A&A Exhaust Systems. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Ontario Trucking News Texis Truck Exhaust. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Ontario Trucking News Truck Parts & Accessories Drive Products Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Eastern Trucking News Traction Truck Parts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Ontario & Western Trucking News Truck Repairs B. Andrews Truck Service Centre Ltd.. . . . . . . . . 16 Ontario Trucking News TruckPro . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Ontario & Western Trucking News Truck Washing Facilities GTA Pressure Cleaning & Restoration Ltd.. . . . . . 13 Ontario Trucking News Weigh Scales (On Board) Vulcan On-Board Scales. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Western & Eastern Trucking News March 2013   33

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








Grande Prairie


Red Deer


Flying J Cardlock

Flying J Travel Plaza

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


Flying J Travel Plaza

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).

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


Drayton Valley

Cougar Fuels Ltd.


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


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

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).

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.

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


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

Flying J Cardlock


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

Flying J Cardlock

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

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).

Medicine Hat


Flying J Cardlock

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


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

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

Petro Canada Card Lock

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

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


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


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

RoadKing Travel Centre Strathcona Inc.


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.


Fort McMurray

Nisku Truck Stop

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

Flying J Travel Plaza


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

Flying J Cardlock

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

Husky Travel Centre


Flying J Cardlock

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

Flying J Travel Plaza

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

Flying J Travel Plaza


Flying J Travel Plaza

Sherwood Park

Flying J Cardlock

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

British Columbia

Annacis Island

Husky Travel Centre

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

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

Flying J Cardlock

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


Flying J Travel Plaza

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.

Flying J Cardlock

High Level

Calgary Husky Travel Centre

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


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

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

Flying J Cardlock

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

Flying J Travel Plaza

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

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


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


Strathmore Husky Travel Centre

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.

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, 8 am - 5 pm (washrooms).

British Columbia

British Columbia

British Columbia





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


Jepson Petroleum Ltd.

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

Husky Travel Centre

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

Prince George


Flying J Travel Plaza

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

Dogwood Valley Husky Services 27051 Baker Road Hope, BC V0X 1L3 Tel: 604.869.9443

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

Flying J Travel Plaza Husky Travel Centre

Flying J Cardlock

Dawson Creek

Flood Hope Husky Travel Centre 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 (6 am - 10pm), convenience store, showers, laundry facilities, parking, photocopier, oil products, ATM & fax machine.


Flying J Cardlock

Portage La Prairie



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

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

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


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

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



Flying J Cardlock


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


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

Fort St. John

Flying J Cardlock

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.

Petro Canada – Petro Pass Brandon Husky Travel Centre 1990 – 18th Street North Brandon, MB R7C 1B3 Tel: 204.728.7387


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

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

Flying J Cardlock

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

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.

Petro Canada – Petro Pass 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

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

Petro Pass


315 Ouellette Street Enfield Big Stop (Circle K) Grand Falls, NB 6757 Hwy #2 Tel: 506.473.5575 Enfield, NS S2T 1C8 Fax: 506.475.9816 Tel: 902.882.2522 Toll Free: 800.361.8322 Fax: 902.883.1769 Open 24-7, full-service islands, Drivers’ lounge & game room, convenience store, showers, drivers’ lounge, restaurant (6 am laundry facilities, internet services, 11pm), convenience store, showers showers, parking & CAT scale. & parking.


Truro Heights

Truro Heights Circle K 86 Connector Rd., Hwy 102 Exit 13, Truro Heights, NS B2N 5B6 Tel: 902.897.0333 Petro Canada Fax: 902.897.0499 Exit 450, 2600 Mountain Road Open 24-7, self service islands, Moncton, NB E1G 3T6 drivers’ lounge, restaurant, Tel: 506.859.6000 convenience store, showers & Fax: 506.859.6005 parking. Open 24-7, convenience store, fast food, ATM & washrooms. Ontario, Eastern

Perth – Andover


Antrim Truck Stop

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

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


Flying J Travel Plaza

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


Murray’s Truck Stop

Lincoln Big Stop Circle K

New Westminster

Flying J Cardlock


Tobique One Stop

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

New Brunswick

Aulac Big Stop Circle K

Flying J Dealer

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

Petro Canada Southcoast Petroleum Ltd.

New Brunswick

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.


10 Acre Truck Stop 902 Wallbridge Loyalist Road Belleville, ON K8N 5A2 Tel: 613.966.7017 Fax: 613.962.4495 or Office at 613.966.4740 Email: Web: Restaurant & Store - Mon-Fri 6 am-11pm, Sat & Sun 7 am-8pm, convenience store, showers, parking, Esso Card Lock & Retail Diesel, Wifi & Fax, laundry facilities and CAT Scale. March 2013   35

Ontario, Eastern

Ontario, Eastern

Ontario, Eastern

Ontario, Northern

Ontario, Northern

Ontario, Western


Vankleek Hill

North Bay



Esso Truck Stop

Fifth Wheel Truck Stop

BayTruck Stop

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


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


730 Truck Stop 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.


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

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.


Flying J Cardlock

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

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

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

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

Hwy 144 @ 560A

Watershed Car & Truck Stop Hwy 144 & 560A Tel: 705.655.4911 or 705.523.4917 Fax: 705.523.4160



Beamsville Relay Station

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


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 Cardlock

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.

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

Flying J Travel Plaza 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

Quick Stop


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

Angelo’s Truck Stop

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2154 Riverside Drive 3305 Dorchester Road, Timmins, ON (Exit 199, Hwy 401, East of London) Dorchester, ON N0L 1G0 Tel: 705.268.3400 Tel: 519.268.7319 Fax: 705.267.7231 Fax: 519.268.2967 Open 24 hrs, diesel fuel, Open 24-7, restaurant, convenience convenience store, CAT scale, store, ATM & showers. blue beacon truck wash, drug Waubaushene testing centre, gasoline (self serve), ATM, take – out food, open roads Waubaushene Truck Stop chapel, Sunoco & Irving Cardlock, 21 Quarry Road, Box 419, full-service fuel islands, restaurant, Waubaushene, ON L0K 2L0 private showers, laundry facilities, Tel: 705.538.2900 drivers’ lounge, 150+ parking Fax: 705.538.0452 capacity, motel (smoking & non-smoking), arcade room, Email: convenience store. Ontario, Western Drumbo

Trucker’s Haven Hwy 401, Exit 250, 806607 Oxford Road, Drumbo, ON N0J 1G0 Tel: 519.463.5088 Fax: 519.463.5628 Email:


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

Fort Erie


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




Flying J Associate

Sault Ste. Marie

Ontario, Northern


Fifth Wheel Truck Stop

Herb’s Travel Plaza

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.

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.

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

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

Sudbury Petro Pass 3070 Regent Street Sudbury, ON Tel: 705.522.8701 Fax: 705.522.4280 Open Mon - Fri. 6 am - 11pm, Sat. 8 am - 8 pm & sun. 10 am - 9 pm, drivers’ lounge & game room, 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.

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


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.


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 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).

Ontario, Western

Ontario, Western

Ontario, Western







Ste. Helene

Moose Jaw


Marshall Truck & Trailer Repair & Truck Stop

Fifth Wheel Truck Stop

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

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



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.

Flying J Travel Plaza

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


Flying M Truck Stop 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


Ste. Helene, QC J0H 1M0

569 rue Principale, Tel: 450.791.2232 Fax: 450.791.2495

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.


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.


Vaudreuil – Dorion

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

Flying J Cardlock

Flying J Travel Plaza 2900 Felix – Leclerc,

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



Estevan Husky Travel Centre 201 – 4th Street,


Port Hope

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

Irving 24



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.

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

Vaudreuil – Dorion, QC J7V 9J5


Husky Travel Centre

Stoney Creek

Petro Canada – Petro Pass

8 Diesel Lanes, Parking for 109,

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

Stop 50 Truck Stop


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

Tel: 450.424.1610

Flying J Travel Plaza

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.

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

Flying J Travel Plaza

Fax: 450.424.0368


200 Clements Road Pickering, ON Tel: 905.428.9700

Flying J Travel Plaza

6 Diesel Lanes, Parking for 10.

Pepperoni’s, Bulk Diesel.

Flying J Travel Plaza 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.

Flying J Travel Plaza

Flying J Travel Plaza

Flying J Travel Plaza

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.

Hwy 401 Exit 14, Tecumseh, ON Tel: 519.737.6401



Johnny’s Gas Bar

Windsor Husky Travel Centre

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 Associate

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

Estevan, SK S4A 0T5 Tel: 306.634.3109

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

Husky Travel Centre

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


Flying J Cardlock

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

Pilot Flying J

Double Rewards Points for Pro Drivers in February


o thank the men and women who keep America moving, Pilot Flying J this February offered double rewards points for professional drivers through its MyRewards program. “Not only did we want to reward our loyal customers for their patronage, we wanted to demonstrate our industry-leading appreciation to the hardworking and inspiring drivers who keep this country moving,” said John Compton, CEO of

Pilot Flying J. Professional drivers were able to earn double points from February 1-28 by using their MyRewards card or other qualifying loyalty cards at participating Pilot Flying J locations nationwide. “As part of our commitment to making life better for America’s drivers, every day we respect and appreciate them,” Compton said. “Offering double rewards points this February was just an additional

way we could express our gratitude.” To earn double points, drivers swiped their MyRewards card at the fuel pump and when they made all in-store purchases including food and beverages such as Pilot Flying J’s premium coffee, breakfast offerings like biscuits and gravy or steel-cut whole grain oatmeal, and soup and deli items. Vi s i t w w w. p i l o t f l y for more information.


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Bob Reaman – Our Story By Donna Reaman


year ago my husband Bob was still driving his truck, travelling in and out of the local grain elevators, the main source of supporting his family. Last fall we knew he was sick, but the doctors could not put a finger on the cause, so he continued to work. Bob pulled his truck in the laneway on Tuesday, December 6th. It would be the last time he would drive. By Saturday, December 10th, 2011, I was en route with Bob and our daughter to the hospital Emergency department. When I realized he stopped breathing, Bob was air lifted to a hospital in Kitchener. The next three weeks were touch and go. He would spend the next nine months in the Intensive Care Unit. In January Bob was diagnosed with Balbar (Lou Gehrig’s disease). At that time we were told he only had two months to live and would not make it to his 56 birthday. Bob is a fighter who has never lost his spirit despite the disease. Bob is on a ventilator 24/7 and is peg fed. On September 18th Bob was moved to a long term care facility two hours from home. He went there against his will. His wish was, and still is, to come back to our rural community so he could be close to our children, family, and friends. Being so far away he can’t come home on a day pass. Too much time, a total of four hours, would be spent on the road. To make matters worse the conditions in this longterm care facility are horrible. Bob’s room was not even washed before he was admitted. There was splashed food on the walls which I could scrape off with water. The unit is filthy. It can be up to four days before Bob sees the housekeeping staff. Even then the minimal services entail sweeping the floor and making the bed. Most of the unit is in isolation. Since Bob was put in this

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“prison” he has had pneumonia three times. The nurses are so complacent. We were told that Bob would have things to do. Recreation was all cut back. He cannot even leave the floor. At least in ICU they would take Bob outside. Here, the facility does not have time. I asked the nurses about his quality of life. In reply I was told “that is up to the family” and that they do not have time! Most of the nurses treat Bob like the other mentally challenged patients in the unit. They do not understand that Bob has ALS, not Dementia. How degrading for him! When Bob was diagnosed in January I promised him I would never leave him alone in a hospital in an unfamiliar city. I have lived for nine months in the ICU 24/7, sleeping on a foldout chair next to him for weeks at a time. I do not city drive and a four hour daily commute is not possible for me. I get rides back and forth with our sons. Now I sleep in Bob’s room but for how long I do not know. When they kick me out I will have to sleep outside. I will not leave him alone. Bob wants to be in our r u r a l c o m m u n i t y. H e knows this current arrangement is not working. He is missing out being a father to our daughter. She needs both her parents but has to live with her brother and sister-in-law when I am with her dad. Our adult children cannot get in to see their father. By the time they finish work and make the long drive, visiting hours are over. Our granddaughters are missing out on seeing and knowing their grandfather since there’s no way to get them down to see him. Bob is and always has been about family, work and the outdoors. People that know Bob admire him as a friendly outgoing person who would help anyone. We know we are going to lose Bob to a horrible

disease and I will give him everything he wants, even if it kills me. I need to get him home to his community. To add more stress to my life I have been told we do not qualify for any help, so I have been organizing craft shows during the past month to help support us. With Bob so far away I cannot be a wife, a mother, and support our family all

at the same time. I feel like a failure. There has to be some place in our area that he could be placed ASAP. I felt I needed to tell the whole story. We need help and I do not know where else to turn. The system (both health and support) seems to be broken - at least for us. I will be posting more as our story unfolds. All our family is

asking is to bring him back home to our community. A Benefit Dance will be held for The Reaman Family on Saturday, March 2nd, 2013 at the Wingham Columbus Centre from 9:00 PM to 1:00 AM. Live Music by Sound Drive, and a Silent Auction and Lunch will also be provided. Tickets are $10 each and are avail-

able from WSC Transport Inc. 519.418.8000. Also contact Julie Pettapiece, 519.505.3505, Maryanne McCormick, 519.357.3424, or access the facebook event page, Benefit Dance for “The Reaman Family”. Donations gratefully accepted at any CIBC Branch deposited to “Reaman Family Benefit In Trust”.



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Transport for Christ

How to Control Anger

By Chaplain Len Reimer


n Isaiah 64:9, the prophet implores God with these words: “Do not be angry beyond measure, O Lord, nor remember iniquity forever.” From this passage we learn that God measures His anger in a way appropriate to each occa-

sion. We, too, can learn how to control our anger and focus it so that we do no harm. How do we go about doing that? Ephesians 4:26 exhorts us to control our anger so we do not sin. While anger itself is not sinful, it can quickly lead to this. A line exists that we must not cross. So, how do we know when we have crossed it? Clearly we must avoid verbal abuse and physical violence, but anger can lead to other sins just as deadly. Whenever you see the following in your life, you know you have crossed the line. Scripture tells us “an angry man stirs up strife.” Strife can take many forms, but it always pits one person


New Bridge for the St. Lawrence


ontreal, Québec - In the work leading to construction of a new bridge for the St. Lawrence to replace the Champlain Bridge, the federal government continues to work with its partners, including the Government of Québec. The Honorable Denis Lebel, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Québec, announced that the 36th formal meeting on the project between representatives of the two governments took place on February 7, 2013. The objective of this working session was to discuss the technical aspects of public transit that must be taken into consideration in order to advance the business case and the preliminary design. “Not including my own consultations, not including my discussions over

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the phone or by email, the 36th working meeting between the two levels of government on this important project has continued since January 23,  2012. In addition, in July  2012, I personally approved a project management structure that will provide for frequent consultations with partners and stakeholders outside the federal government,” said Minister Lebel. “This is a major project for the Canadian economy. It will create thousands of new jobs and we are managing this project accordingly. We won’t be able to say ‘yes’ to everything and sometimes we will have to make difficult decisions. That said, we intend to pursue collaboration and exchanges, as we have been doing since the start of the project,” he said. For more information about the new bridge for the St.  Lawrence, please v i s i t w w w. t c . g c . c a / nbfsl.


against another, even if things don’t become loud or violent. Scripture warns us against staying angry overnight. Extended anger usually leads to bitterness. So God instructs us, “Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice.” Nursing anger leads

people to avoid each other and eventually to cut off their relationship altogether. We need to be kind to all, able to teach, patient when wronged, and employ gentleness when correcting those who are in opposition, asking that God grant them repentance leading to the knowledge of the truth. Remember, “The anger of

man does not achieve the righteousness of God”, James 1:20. Therefore, when you find yourself crossing the line and becoming angry beyond measure, submit yourself to God and “do not give the devil an opportunity”, Ephesians 4:27. Instead, confess your feelings, pray for the person who has infuriated

you, and ask for the Lord’s guidance in the situation. Surely, the Lord will give you “such a word as is good for edification according to the need of the moment, so that it will give grace to those who hear.” Please remember, uncontrolled anger/temper can negatively affect our health.


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NAPA Auto Parts

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



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

edmonton north west


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

edmonton south


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


NAPA Auto Parts 4657A

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

fort mcmurray

Paramount Parts Inc.

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

grande prairie


#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:


Truck Zone Inc.

5205 - 65th Street Lloydminster, AB T9V 2E8 Tel: 780.875.7712 Fax: 780.875.4039 Contact: Peter Parkinson Email: 44    March 2013


medicine hat

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

red deer


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

rocky mountain house

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

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

burns lake

Polar Park Automotive

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


Gear-O-Rama Supply Ltd. 4876 North Access Road Chetwynd, BC V0C 1J0 Tel: 250.788.2255 Fax: 250.788.2780 Contact: Dale Phillipps


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

fort nelson

CHR-ACK Parts & Repairs

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

British Columbia








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

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

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

N. W. territories


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

Pineridge Trailer & equipment ltd.


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


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


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


Triton Auto & Ind. Ltd.

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:

williams lake

WL Forestry Supplies Ltd.

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



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



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


Traction Cambridge (634)

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


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 Email:



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:





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

Unified Auto Parts Inc.



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:

Richmond Hill


45 Mural Street, Unit #4 Richmond Hill, ON L4B 1J4 Tel: 905.771.7331 Fax: 905.771.7271

sault ste. marie


380 Industrial Park Crescent Sault Ste. Marie, ON P6B 5Y8 Tel: 705.759.8042 Fax: 705.759.2962 Contact: Tee Jay Francella

st. catharines

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

thunder bay

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

meadow lake

807 - 1st Avenue West Meadow Lake, SK S9X 1Y4 Tel: 306.236.4800 Fax: 306.763.7988 Contact: Mark Krasicki Email:

moose jaw

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:

prince albert

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


Traction 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:

swift current

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



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

Fort Saskatchewan

TruckPro Fort Saskatchewan (Applecart Logistics) 11401-85 Avenue Unit #13 Fort Saskatchewan, AB T8L 0A9 Owner: Rick McIntosh Gen Mgr: Don Lehman Tel: 780.998.5030 Fax: 780.998.5025

grande prairie

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

high prairie

High Prairie Truck & Trailer Ltd.

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


Truck Zone Inc.

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

medicine hat

Hydraco Industries Ltd.

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



British Columbia


Peace Truck & Trailer Ltd.

Smithers Parts & Service


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

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 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@ British Columbia


Creston Truck Service Ltd. 401 Helen Road Creston, BC V0B 1G0 Owner: John Huscroft Tel: 250.428.5321 Fax: 250.428.7055

Prince George

Total Truck & Equipment Ltd.



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


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


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


Westmark Truck Centre Inc.



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


W. Thur & Sons Ltd.

270 Arthur Street North Elmira, ON N3B 2Z5 Tel: 519.669.3991 Fax: 519.669.5934


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

goulais river

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


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

Barton Truck Centre Ltd.


Oneida Truck & Trailer


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

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

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

Central Valley Truck Services


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



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

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

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


Sudbury Truck & Trailer Centre Inc.

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:


510 Whissell Avenue Sudbury, ON P3B 2Z3 Toll Free: 800.461.4023 Tel: 705.673.3613 Fax: 705.673.4411 Contact: Dennis Monticelli

thunder bay

new liskeard

Tractor Trailer Service

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

Mobile Mechanical Services

Pioneer Spring & Alignment


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


Quality Truck Repair Inc. 840 Colonel Sam Drive, Oshawa, ON L1H 8A9 Tel: 905.721.2788 Fax: 905.721.0459

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


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:

Travis Body & Trailer Inc.

Travis Gains Transport Canada Approval


ravis Body & Trailer, Inc., of Houston, Texas has been notified that its application for “Pre-Clearance” status in Canada has been approved by Transport Canada. Travis is a top 30 trailer manufacturer in the US, and among the top three manufacturers of aluminum dump products, and transfer trailers in the US. Effective immediately, the Travis product line of

aluminum end dumps, aluminum bottom dumps, aluminum refuse trailers, and specialty trailers will be available in Canada. This will include the recently acquired Alumatech product line, purchased by Travis in 2011. Ocean Trailer, with 5 locations in Western Canada, is Travis’ Importer of Record”, and will act as Travis’ exclusive dealer in the areas served by their

branch locations; Coquitlam, BC, Delta, BC, Calgary, AB, Edmonton, AB and Winnipeg, MB. With over 30 years serving Canada’s transportation industry, Ocean is well equipped to introduce the Travis product into Canada. Ocean is also the Utility Trailer dealer in Western Canada, and represents several other prominent US and Canadian manufacturers.

Travis Body & Trailer, Inc. is a member of the Canadian Transportation Equipment Association, (CTEA). Travis Body & Trailer, Inc., of Houston, Texas, was founded in 1989, after acquiring the assets of CMC Trailers. Travis manufactures Aluminum End dumps, Aluminum Bottom Dumps, Aluminum Refuse trailers, and various specialty trailers and body

products across a broad spectrum of industries, including construction, rendering, municipal solid waste (MSW), agriculture, organic waste, oilfield and

many others. Travis is located at 13955 FM 529 Road, Houston, Texas 77041. The Contact telephone number is 800.535.4372.


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From the

Driver’s Seat By: Carl McBride carl@

AZ Testing

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etting an AZ drivers license to run a transport truck in Canada has often been a point of discussion and jokes. If you fail your driver’s test in British Columbia, just come to Ontario and get one. If you are 65 years old in Ontario, just go to Manitoba and get your license. This month the questions asked at the 10 Acres Fuel Stop in Belleville, Ontario are: Should there be a standardized drivers test for AZ licensing in all provinces of Canada and should all driver testers in Canada be required to have an AZ commercial license?

T r av i s L a m b e r t drives for C.A.T. based in Napanee, Ontario. “Both your questions are very easy to answer. Standardized driver tests for a commercial license should be the same in every province in Canada. As far as driving testers are concerned, it should be the law that a tester be in possession of a commercial driver’s license and it should always be up-to-date at all times.”

J a s o n R o s e drives for Denis Rose Jr. Transport based in Lancaster, Ontario. “I work on the highways of Ontario with drivers from all over the country. Yes, we should all have to go through the same standardized test right across Canada. We must start improving the quality of drivers in Canada.”

C l au d e B e r g e r o n drives for the Montrealbased Quality Carriers. “The quality of the trucking industry is getting progressively worse. Yes, standardized driver testing would be a great start. The industry needs to improve the quality of drivers on our highways, coast to coast. In Quebec testing is very strict and this should be the same in every province. All road test personnel must have an AZ driver’s license. If a tester told me they did not have a commercial license, I would stop the test right there.”

Steve Larson drives for Farquhar Transport, part of Massey Wholesale Ltd. based in Massey, Ontario. “Most certainly we should demand the same drivers test in every province in Canada. Some of the AZ transport drivers on the highways don’t even know how to back a truck and trailer into a dock. If road tests are being done by people who don’t know how to drive a truck themselves, they should be fired. We need to have better quality drivers in our industry.” Let us know what you think. Contact me via email at



The Complacency Coach

You May Have Talent, But Is It Good for Business?

By Bruce Outridge


ave you ever watched an older couple that has been ballroom dancing their whole life waltz across the floor? It’s as though they are floating. Absolutely beautiful! Similarly, have you ever watched a talented truck driver spin a 53-foot trailer into a tight spot in one shot? It too can be a vision of perfection to watch. They have either been to that location a thousand times or are just really good at what they do. I know many of them, and no matter how long their truck is or how long the trailers get, they can spin that truck into a dock with ease. We all know the other side where people can’t park a trailer in the dock if their lives depended on it. Just because someone is good at one thing, it does not make them good at something else. However, for many drivers the one thing they may or may not be good at is business. Many drivers are good at knowing about the industry or knowing the business, but the two don’t necessarily go hand in hand. When I was starting out in the freight side of

the business I worked for a small startup carrier, the kind many of us start our careers with. These startups often have no maintenance plan, barely any freight, and the equipment can only be described as scary at best. If you have ever worked for such a place you understand where I coming from. They certainly teach you what you don’t want in a company. The business I first worked with had been started by an ex-truck driver who thought he could reap the profits by starting his own company. The operation was focused on city driving, so having a maintenance budget seemed like a nonessential item. The contracts they did have seemed to go out as fast as they came in, often due to some problem that wasn’t discussed in the setup phase. Everything seemed to be done by half measures and money was never invested in getting things done properly. Eventually, after a year’s employment they went bankrupt and took my last pay cheque with them. Again, some good lessons learned that had never failed me since then. Still, they were nice people, the type to give you the shirt off their back, but apparently business was not their strong point. As I talk with many owner-operators and potential owner-operators I see the same problem. They may have great talents at driving, or have had a former working life that will help them on the road, but they don’t have a clue about the business end of trucking. When buying a truck you are

not only putting yourself in the driver’s seat, but also taking charge as president of your own company. You now have to learn how to run that enterprise with a profit or you will be out of business very shortly. So what do you do if you don’t have the tal-

ent for running a business? You have many options. You can learn general business principles through books. You can hire someone to help guide you through the process and help you run your business efficiently, or you can find a partner that is good at the busi-

ness end and team up that way. If you’re just hoping it will all work out you will be very disappointed when the roof falls in. Know your talents, acknowledge your limitations, and you will move along successfully. Remember, we can’t all be

good at everything. Bruce Outridge is a transportation consultant with over 30 years of experience and is the author of the book “Running By The Mile.” For more information on products and services please visit his website at www.outridge. ca.


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New Columnist - GPS Systems

Laser-Guided Plows Save Mailboxes & Guardrails By Diane Shirchenko


any public works crews have acquired a new weapon in their snow removal arsenal-lasers. In sweatshirt and jeans, coffee cup by his side, driver Mike White sits a dozen feet up, a king looking

down over his roads. As the wind gusts to 40 miles an hour, snow swirls, softening the snow banks and blending pavement and yard. On the front of his mammoth truck is an 11foot blade; on the right is a second blade, 10 feet long. It’s called the wing.

Mike moves both with a bank of controls in the middle of the cab. The end of the wing is behind the driver – one reason why mailboxes, guardrails and cars become storm victims. Cities and municipalities are bolstering their efforts to plow snow with laser

guidance help. This technology is designed to more precisely remove snow. Operations managers have incorporated this technology in an effort to eliminate damage typically caused by wing plows which can impact mailboxes, guard rails, signposts, bridge abut-


New RIST Transport Partnership


avalier is pleased to announce their partnership with RIST Transport Ltd. Based in the Northeastern United States, RIST has 11 terminal locations spanning Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Massachusetts. The partnership between

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Cavalier and RIST Transport combines their extensive networks and enables both companies to better serve their customers. Not only does RIST offer expedited coverage to the Northeastern states, they also bring a long and proud history. RIST Trans-

port’s parent company, Wadhams Enterprises Inc., has provided customers across the United States with excellent service since 1949. Two-day service between the Northeast USA and Canada’s busiest traffic lane, Ontario and Quebec, is just one of the highlights of the union. Enhancing this service offering with expedited overnight lanes is also in the planning stage.

Additionally, this partnership provides customers with freight consolidation, warehousing on both sides of the border and a single point of contact for all service inquiries. Customers can contact their service representatives at the terminal level or securely access the online tracking features and real time visibility of their shipment data at www. and


ments and other obstructions while snow swirls around in stormy conditions. Many towns used to employ wingmen whose whole job was to watch the wing and help the driver avoid accidents. Now, without a wingman, a driver must be a bit of a contortionist as the wing plow is located behind the driver. A vivid-green laser beam now guides Mike’s plow. From the top of his truck the laser beams a line down through the snow six inches to the right of his wing. The beam ends in a two-inch circle on the ground, 30 feet in front of the truck. Although the beam becomes fainter in the daylight, it’s a huge help before sunrise. This ghostly ruler shows its operator exactly where to drive. Mike knows where the beam is, he has six inches from where the

edge of the wing is. So as long as he keeps that beam away from whatever is in front of him - mailbox, curb, etc., - he will know he won’t hit it. This technology is located above the truck cab, shooting the green laser beam about 30-60 feet ahead of the truck’s wing plow, depending on the type of road on which the operator will be using the plow. DiCAN Inc. has been a proud representative of this solid technology in Canada for over seven years. We welcome an opportunity to serve you and answer any questions you may have. Our satisfied customer base offers a wide range of consumer scenarios to assist in your efforts to assess the benefits of this technology for your application. Please take time to contact us at info@dicaninc. com or 866.884.7569 for more information.



The Safety Tip Adviser

Adjust Your Driving On Wet Roads

By Alvis Violo


ith this terrible winter coming to an end and the spring approaching, we find ourselves faced with having to drive on wet slippery roads more frequently due to melting. While most of us use caution when driving on wet roads, many drivers still behave as if they are driving under regular conditions. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), every year nearly one million vehicle accidents occur in wet road conditions. While it is impossible to completely eliminate the risk of driving on wet roads, it is possible to reduce the factors that lead to such accidents. Here are some of the best safety tips available to reduce those risks. Slow down. It is better to drive slow and safe than fast and reckless. As you decrease your speed, your tire-tread contact with the road surface increases. If at all possible, avoid trying to pass other vehicles as this could cause a reaction or overreaction. Maintain a safe distance. You should not stay too close to the vehicle in front

of you when roads are wet. It takes about three times longer to brake on wet roads than it does on dry ones. Keep more than two vehicle lengths between you and the car in front. Know how to recover from a skid. If your vehicle does skid, remember not to slam on the brakes. If you have an anti-lock braking system (ABS), do not pump the brakes. Instead, apply firm, steady pressure to the brakes and steer the vehicle in the direction of the skid. Properly maintain your tires. Improperly inflated tires not only adversely affect your gas mileage, they also affect your vehicle’s handling. Tires that are properly inflated and well maintained can cut through water and maintain traction better than worn or bald rubber. Check your tires’ condition and air pressure on a regular basis. Be careful at intersections. Accidents occur most frequently at these crossways. When approaching an intersection exercise caution during wet road conditions. Although you may be approaching slowly, other drivers around you may not be so cautious. Intersections are often made more dangerous by frequent oil spills that make the surface more slippery and difficult to stop. Try to avoid aquaplaning. While driving in wet conditions your tires must cut through the water to maintain contact with the

road. If you are traveling too fast and there is too much water on the road, your vehicle may start to ride on top of the water which is a condition called aquaplaning or hydroplaning. You can avoid aquaplaning by keeping your tires properly inflated, maintaining deep tire treads, slowing down and driving on the tracks of the vehicle in front of you. As drivers, we all need to change our mindset and techniques when driving in wet road conditions. Wet roads lead to slipping, skidding and aquaplaning, all of which can cause vehicle damage, personal injury or even death. By taking a few precautions and by using wet road driving techniques, we can hopefully avoid ending up soaking wet on the shoulder of a highway waiting for a tow truck, or just like many other safety tips, this safety tip could save our lives. Drive safe, think positive and be prosperous. Alvis Violo is the C.E.O. of Emergency Road Services Corporation., a coast to coast bilingual roadside assistance company dedicated to the trucking

industry in Canada and the U.S. For more information, visit www.emergen- or call 877.377.2262. Please send your questions, feedback

or comments about this column to


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Challenger Group

Lodwick Transport Limited & Cam Hiltz Trucking Limited to Rebrand


odwick Transport Limited and Cam Hiltz Trucking Ltd. have been part of the Challenger Group for a number of years and now, as part of our ongoing growth strategy, they are rebranding as Challenger Climate and Challenger Bulk. It is an exciting year for the Challenger Group as they embark upon the rebranding of their temperature controlled and waste haulage divisions. On March 1st, Lodwick Transport, a climate-control carrier, will be operating under the brand name ‘Challenger Climate’ and Cam Hiltz Trucking Ltd., their waste haulage division, will now be known as ‘Challenger Bulk’. The progression to rebrand the divisions

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comes on the heels of Challenger refreshing its corporate identity to a sleeker, smoother design. Lodwick, Hiltz, and Elgin Motor Freight Inc. have embraced the identity change, reinforcing a more cohesive public image as the Challenger Group of Companies. Challenger is a name you know, a brand you can trust. Rebranding means “a fresh new name and renewed focus to be more in line with the other members of the Challenger family, and to be a one stop shop for the shipping public,” explains Geoff Topping, General Manager of Challenger Climate and Challenger Bulk. “Challenger Climate will continue to operate climate-controlled trailers, offering customers

the ability to transport their goods fresh, frozen, or heated, and Challenger Bulk will specialize i n m ov i n g b u l k c o m modities, primarily in the waste management and recycling industries at this time.” Cam Hiltz Trucking Ltd. was founded in 1997 and was originally based in Newmarket, Ontario. Their focus was on waste haulage from the Greater Toronto Area to Michigan landfill sites and they were acquired by Challenger in 2002. Founded in 1941 by Cliff Lodwick Sr., Lodwick Transport Limited was a third generation Canadian trucking company, highly respected within the trucking industry. Sharing Challenger’s dedication to excellence

in their employees, safety, and technology, Lodwick was the first Canadian carrier to offer remote temperature monitoring of freight on trailers for their customers. Acquired in 2007, Lodwick has been part of the Challenger Group for six years. “This change clarifies to the shipping public the strength, size and commitment behind these two great companies,” explains Dan Einwechter, CEO and Chairman of Challenger. As of March 1st 2013, the majority of the Challenger Climate and Challenger Bulk staff will be permanently relocated to 300 Maple Grove Road in Cambridge, Ontario, Challengers corporate centre. The Challenger Group will maintain a

presence in the GTA with an office and yard space in Mississauga, ON, sharing space at 1905 Shawson Drive. Challenger has been a North American leader in the supply chain industry since its inception in 1975. The Challenger Group employs more than 2,000 people and operates approximately 1,500 trucks and 3,300 trailers. As one of the largest privately owned truckload carriers in Canada, Challenger has been consistently recognized by its customers and within the industry for the outstanding quality of its services. In 2012, Challenger was once again given the honour of being recognized as one of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies for the thirteenth con-

secutive year, and has been a Platinum member since 2007. Challenger is an active leader in many significant green initiatives, including LEED certification of their headquarters and SmartWay Transport partnership. In addition to their state of the art HQ facilities in Cambridge, Ontario, the Challenger Group has facilities in Montreal, Toronto, London, Mississauga, Vancouver, Calgary, Winnipeg, and Edmonton. For further information on the Challenger Group, please visit CHALLENGER. com or contact Geoff Topping, General Manager of Challenger Climate and Challenger Bulk, via phone 226.755.1125 or email geofft@challenger. com.


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