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1 Choice Among Fleet Professionals & the Armed Forces for GPS Tracking #

By Marek Krasuski


iligence, innovation and dedication are the three corporate practices that have distinguished Cellutrak as a unique provider of both telematics information retrieval systems and anti-theft technology. Cellutrak’s partnership with Ituran provides stable proprietary technology and 15 years experience around the world, which led to a well deserved reputation as a global leader in vehicle location and fleet monitoring systems. The company’s promise to deliver a full line of monitoring tools and safety features is supported by the use of military technology by the Israeli military for search and rescue missions and later adapted for civilian purposes. Cellutrak’s unique technology locates trucks, as well as other vehicles, with pinpoint accuracy and provides a wealth of monitoring information to help manage fleets efficiently and ultimately improve profitability. ‘Control’ and ‘iTrailer’ are the two company products that address the needs of commercial transportation; other CelluTrak, page 4 >>

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Spotlight on… CelluTrak


Theme: Security Systems

Barb Woodward

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Marek Krasuski

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New Products & Services


Tires & Wheels


A Drive Back in Time


Products & Services Directory


Traction-TruckPro Directory


Truck Stop Directory



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Leader in Tracking Recovery, Vehicle Security & Personal Service CelluTrak >>

products offer monitoring and security services for private vehicles.

‘Control’, aptly named for its tracking capabilities, provides fleet managers with virtually all relevant information needed to streamline operations. Cellutrak spokesperson, Corinne Fetter, outlined the breadth of functions available with this adapted telematics technology. “Our fleet management module provides a whole suite of reports, depending on the specific needs of the customer.” The reporting functions of the Control product assist in optimizing route planning, providing instant and verifiable customer billing, monitoring fuel costs with the view of curtailing expenses, and reducing overtime charges by confirming the number of hours worked on a vehicle or piece of equipment. A driver behavior module, recently introduced to Cellutrak’s line of product offerings, has been repeatedly tested and affirmed by the widespread use of Ituran’s technology in Israel, Brazil, Argentina, and the United States. (Ituran is a publicly traded company on the NASDAQ and is identified by the symbol “ITRN.”) This driver behaviour module also reports details such as: the number of times the brakes have been engaged, the speed at which the vehicle travels, the rate of sharp turns during a shift, idle times, ignition on/off frequency, and the entry and re-entry into a particular zone. Over a period of time, data can then be analyzed to indicate

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driver behaviour, thereby allowing performance to be measured and altered when necessary. C e l l u t r a k ’s c l a i m t o market differentiation is encapsulated in Corinne Fetter’s company description. “Where we differ is in the fact that we offer both telematics and anti-theft systems. Our competitors typically offer either one or the other, but not both,” she explained. Chief among the com-

p a n y ’s Anti Theft/ Security System features is the kill-engine function which can be engaged remotely. If the tracking system detects unauthorized movement of a truck, the fleet manager can remotely turn the engine off from a computer or smart phone once the vehicle comes to a stop. Standing alongside the kill-engine feature are three levels of driver identification designed to prevent unauthorized access into the vehicle. Keypads and security cards embedded with driver identification codes allow access only to authorized drivers. Unless the correct driver ID is entered, the vehicle will not start.

Cellutrak’s security also includes geofencing management and alerts. A critical element to the system, geofencing allows customers to draw electronic zones around a specified area such as a building, docking facility or yard. Crossing the geofenced perimeter will trigger a warning to the user w h o

can monitor truck activity with a computer or wireless mobile device. A free downloadable app is compatible with Androids, iPhones and BlackBerry. The full measure of the security system’s effectiveness is supported by the commitment of various insurance companies who offer reduced premiums to clients equipped with Cellutrak’s anti-theft technology.

‘iTrailer,’ the newest addition to the Cellutrak line of products, was im-

plemented in response to the growing need to monitor assets, trailers and containers. This device was developed with particular attention to technical difficulties, common in other products, such as power consumption, temperature durability, concealment, tampering and rough environments. iTrailer

differs from most products on the market thanks to a long lasting back-up battery which lasts for years. Full reporting information also reveals the length of time a trailer sits at a loading dock, the time it took to load or unload, and the number of stops between departure and arrival points. Other features include embedded GSM/ GPS antennas, dust and shock resistance designed for extreme conditions, a keep-alive mechanism, geofencing management, and alert functions that draw attention to idling, s p e e d s , a n d s e c u r i t y.

Corinne Fetter says this trailer product withstands frigid temperatures of up to minus 40 degrees centigrade. Both Control and iTrailer products are equipped with jamming detection capabilities. When vehicles pass through restricted regions such as military zones cellular transmission is interrupted. Thanks to reliance on GPS technology, satellite images identify

and s t o r e v e h i c l e m o v e m e n t throughout these restricted areas. The Control and iTrailer solutions store up to 14,500 positions so that when the vehicle passes beyond the jammed zone, the stored information is transmitted back through the cellular network and downloaded to the telematics system. Cellutrak’s products incorporate both satellite and cellular technology for universal and uninterrupted transmission of information. The satellite identifies the location and movement of GPSequipped vehicles with pinpoint accuracy. The information is then transmitted through the GSM

cellular network of towers back to the Cellutrak system. Always attentive to customer security, the company employs innovative methods to achieve this. Corinne Fetter explains: “Many criminals are familiar with GPS tracking systems, know what they look like and where they are typically installed. Our technicians will take the extra time to place GPS units in well camouflaged locations,” she said. Cellutrak’s unique advanced technology is equally noted for its user friendly features. Upon purchase, vehicles are outfitted with GPS units. The company’s customer support service issues an email with login information and other details. The customer accesses the Cellutrak website with the login information, after which all company GPSequipped vehicles will be displayed at the bottom of the screen. Once the “locate” icon is engaged, positioning details of all stationary and moving vehicles will appear in real time. The user can then decide which vehicles to track. Moreover, any outstanding issues are immediately addressed by company representatives who are available 24/7 – no unanswered emails, no layered voice mail menus. Cellutrak’s reputation as a worldwide leader in vehicle security, tracking recovery and personal service continues to expand through its demonstrated commitment to outstanding service for the transportation industry and making the world a safer place for every driver. For more information, call 888.901.8725 or visit


Theme: Security Systems

Security Systems Attempt to Thwart Growing Menace of Cargo Crime

By Marek Krasuski


argo crime continues to be a persistent and growing concern that calls for the marshalling of all resources to halt the damage it inflicts on the transportation industry and the economy. Losses range from $5 to $9 billion annually in Canada, and cargo crime is one of the fastest growing criminal activities that is becoming increasingly violent. Stolen cargo is sold in illegal markets which shifts income from legitimate businesses and depletes tax revenues. The exact number of cargo thefts is difficult to identify as many heists go unreported. Companies are simply averse to having their reputations tarnished and their insurance premiums increased. According to a study commissioned by the Canadian Trucking Alliance, several challenges interfere with the battle against cargo crime. Among them is the way the law is currently written. Cargo theft is not differentiated from general property theft and penalties can be relatively minor, prompting those in the trade to become even more brazen in their efforts. For example, police sources are quoted as saying that someone caught with $10,000 in drugs is more likely to go to prison than another caught with a million dollars in electronics. The latter may not even see a jail cell. Enforcement resources, too, are stretched to the limit, prompting criminals to expand their network of activities.

This study, supported by others in the industry, calls for a multi-pronged approach to reduce cargo crime. Trucking companies are developing new security measures. Thorough checks on new business partners are becoming more frequent. Solid paper trails tracking shipments, and ID tags and sign-in sheets are recommended. In addition, the Private Motor Truck Council of Canada advises securing yards with lots of lighting, alarmed fencing, security tapes and manned service yards. Monitoring buildings with motion detectors, cameras and alarms is also advised. The cargo crime campaign draws on other resources as well. Law enforcement agencies are raising awareness of front-line police officers and insurance companies are upgrading their information gathering capabilities. Lobbyists are also demanding stiffer penalties as a deterrent. Integral to this multipronged approach are security systems installed on trucks, trailers and cargo, and many suppliers are entering the fray to meet the demand. Suppliers provide a bevy of detectors, alarms, steering wheel locks and antisiphoning accessories. Anti-siphoning devices that fit over-the-road commercial trucks are easy to install and do not restrict fuelling or cause splashback. Some cannot be broken or removed by thieves. The Fuel Lock is one company that has modified locking devices with the promise of greater security. Its inventor, Doug Adolph, designed the model with only two moving parts. It consists of two, semi-circular, solid steel covers hinged at one end which, when brought together, form a closed circle around the tank’s filler neck and an impene-

trable cover which slips over the factory fuel cap. A chrome lock cylinder is then pushed down into place and a rubber weather resistant cap is placed in the lock receiver. The entire installation process takes just 10 seconds. The Fuel Lock is one in a long line of locking devices to prevent fuel theft which can run as high as $1,100 per tank. Visual recording devices are also used to reinforce security. Windshield Cam is one firm that provides 360 degree visual coverage of vehicles while parked or in motion. Cameras not only improve visibility, but record the driving activity of other drivers and, in the case of accidents, clearly demonstrate what actually happened. The company says that video evidence is the best protection against false claims against truckers, accidents, road rage, insurance claims and traffic tickets. Recorded activities prevent cargo theft, vehicle robbery and vandalism and beef up security for drivers while parked. Noted one happy customer: “The Windshield Cam gives me peace of mind while I’m driving and parked. Now when I’m sleeping or not in my truck, I feel safer with video security watching my vehicle. It is by far the best money I ever spent on my truck,” he said. The

Windshield Cam system records video from all 4 cameras for 200 hours, about 8 full 24 hour days. Larger hard drives record 325 hours of footage. After the hard drive is full it will automatically start recording video from the beginning and slowly overwrite the oldest video first. Tracking devices, too, are critical components of fleet management systems and play a central role in security enhancement. The high-tech features of these tools enable owners and enforcement authorities to track in real time the movement and location of vehicles and assist in the recovery of property, reduce the risk of loss or damage to cargo, and increase the likelihood of apprehending perpetrators. Tracking devices commonly use Global Positioning Systems (GPS) for locating vehicles. The GPS sends vehicle information, such as speed, direction and location, to a remote user - information which police can then view on an electronic map in the event of a theft. The Quebec-based Cellutrak specializes in asset management, theft prevention and recovery for vehicles, including trucks and trailers. Personalized reporting enables users to observe vehicle movement in real time. Standard features include anti-

theft technology, secure access to a website, GPS/ GSM jamming detection, geofence management tools and monitoring capabilities. (See Front Page feature for more details on Cellutrak’s full suite of services.) Wireless mobile communications tracking systems also use cellular communications as well as GPS systems. While GPS systems use a network of orbiting satellites that provide communication coverage between a carrier and its assets, cellular based alternatives rely on land based communications towers. As a driver moves beyond the range of one cell tower the vehicle is transferred to a different cell. Landlines are used to transfer information from the cellular network to the carrier’s place of operations. Boomerang Tracking is one company that has opted for the latter. The cellular-driven technology camouflages the antenna and tracking device deep within the body of the vehicle and can also identify stolen vehicles and cargo buried in underground lots and in metal shipping containers. This technology can result in reduced insurance premiums as well as quick retrieval of units due to these tracking devices combined with in-house retrieval teams which, in

Boomerang’s case, are dispatched immediately when notification of a theft is received. Tracking systems often incorporate geo-fencing features that alert companies to the movement of trucks in a defined area. An electronic boundary is created whereby any movement of vehicles, authorized or otherwise, within a restricted area will be monitored and brought to the attention of company personnel. Wireless tracking systems can also be extended from the truck to the trailer, thereby providing a view of the trailer connection to the truck and notify personnel of disconnections. Dispatchers, for example, can link into the satellite communications network to detect the date and time of a trailer connection or disconnection. An in-cab display unit will provide the identification number of the trailer that the driver is connecting to, thus ensuring that the operator is in fact connected to the right trailer. Security systems are becoming a mainstay of the transportation industry, their importance heightened by brazen attempts to steal almost any product that can be quickly converted into cash. As criminal activity increases, more innovations are likely.


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Theme: Security Systems

Windshield Cam’s 4 Camera Truck Video Security


algary, Alberta Windshield Cam i s the ori gi na l , and continuing, leader in Multi Camera Truck Video Security for commercial trucks. The 4-Camera Windshield Cam System video records all 4 sides of the truck & trailer, including the front, left and right sides and trailer rear, protecting you 24/7 against theft, vandalism, hit & runs, traffic accidents and road rage incidents. The 2-side cameras are also very important in providing proof in merging accidents and in determining who sideswiped whom. The rear camera records any tampering or theft from the rear of vans or reefer units, even

alerting the driver while inside the bunk. It can also be placed on a headache rack to monitor loading/ unloading and to view the load on a flat deck. The system records video from all 4 cameras for 14 days continuously before automatically starting over. “Not only does the Windshield Cam System continuously protect your equipment while driving and parked, but it also provides safety for the driver,” says company owner Ron Hoefsloot. “We know of numerous drivers that were robbed, assaulted, or have had road rage incidents that have turned into physical confrontations that were captured on the cameras”. For anyone

considering “cheap” car “dash cams” sold as video cameras for commercial trucks, caution is advised. Windshield Cam has tested practically every model currently on the market and not one of them works well at night. The short video loop of only a few hours is insufficient for overnight surveillance or to check on a previous incident. Ron advises that quality should be paramount. “Reliability is also a big issue with these cheap dash cams that are flooding the market. We hear from many truckers who have returned the dash cams because they are either useless at night or the suction cups are breaking off after a few

days”. The protection of a driver and truck & trailer unit that could easily be worth well over $100,000 should not be entrusted to a cheap $149 car camera. The Windshield Cam actually sees and records night images at greater distances than can be seen by drivers – a huge bonus for night time operators! Expensive lawsuits and insurance claims resulting from accidents can be substantially reduced or eliminated with evidence produced by Windshield Cam. Given the new FMCSA regulations, fighting unfair traffic tickets and other violations is more important than ever for the protection of the driver

and the company’s CVOR. Ron adds, “With thousands of Windshield Cam units in trucks all over North America, they have proven themselves over many years, demonstrating that they can easily withstand all types of weather and trucking applications.” Before purchasing any

camera unit marketed for commercial trucks, be sure to ask to see actual video footage from a truck driving at night on the highway. To view Windshield Cam’s actual truck video footage, please visit or call Ron at 403.616.6610.


Schneider National

New Container & Trailer Tracking Technology


r e e n B a y, Wisconsin Schneider National, one of the nation’s largest truckload, logistics and intermodal providers is pleased to

announce that it is installing new tracking tec h n o l o g y a c r o s s i ts fleet of van trailers and intermodal containers. The new technology provides Schneider and

its customers with continuous, real-time information regarding the location and load status of each trailer and container while adding new supply chain efficiencies.

CTA & CargoNet

September Event: Cargo Crime Along 401 Corridor


he Canadian Trucking Alliance in partnership with Verisk Crime Analytics Canada, CargoNet, police agencies and the Ontario Trucking Association, is pleased to announce the official launch of Project Momentum - an initiative to raise awareness of the growing threat of cargo crime in the high risk corridor along Highway 401 from the Ontario-Quebec border to Windsor. Project Momentum will be rolled out in two phases. The first phase includes a public awareness and multi-media campaign and a series of three workshops

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on cargo crime mitigation strategies attended by carriers, law enforcement, shippers, the insurance sector, and officials from all three levels of government. Jeff Bryan, President of Jeff Bryan Transport and OTA Chairman will host the first workshop on September 5th in Burford, Ontario, where his company is located. “The goal is to educate everyone from carriers, to the courts, to the public of the scope and seriousness of cargo crime and the impact it and the organized syndicates behind it is having not only on the business world but in our communities,” he

said. “There is some momentum building. Industry has taken the first steps, law enforcement is there beside us to help, but so much more needs to be done such as tougher sentencing.” Project Momentum’s second phase will focus on providing training and awareness to law enforcement, raising the profile of cargo crime and its consequences in the judicial system and strengthening the “partnership” to reduce cargo crime. Plans to roll out similar events in other hot spots across Canada are being planned.


The installation includes an upgrade to the trailer-tracking technology currently installed on the company’s Van Truckload and Dedicated fleets as well as the firsttime installation within the Intermodal container fleet. With the new container-tracking installation, Schneider is the only intermodal provider in North America with 100 percent fleet coverage and cargo sensing capabilities. Schneider is installing Qualcomm Enterprise

Services’ Trailer Tracks 210 (TT210) technology on more than 44,000 intermodal containers and van trailers. Unlike trailers, intermodal containers are not tethered to a tractor for significant periods of time during the rail portion of a move, making it difficult to power a tracking device. Qualcomm’s new technology uses solar and cellular power, opening the door for intermodal container tracking and load sensing for the first time.

The capability will help Schneider better monitor its customers’ freight and enable shippers to check on the status of loads at any time via the Schneider website. A c c o r d i n g t o F i l t e r, all of Schneider’s intermodal containers will be equipped with tracking devices by September 30, 2013.The van trailer fleet upgrade will be complete by December 2015. For more information about Schneider National, visit www.schneider. com.


Accutrac Capital

A Merger to Benefit the Transportation Industry By Bruce Sayer


f you are in the transportation industry, sooner or later you will experience a cash shortage. It doesn’t matter if you’re a single truck

owner-operator, have 100 trucks on the road or broker freight, you will inevitably have a cash shortage. The key to surviving is to have a back-pocket plan in

place. Working with a financial provider that understands transportation is an essential means of navigating these difficult times. Often, cash shortages

are the result of a growing business. Unfortunately, these times of substantial growth are often when banks and traditional lenders get cold feet. If you’re lucky enough to

get approved for financing, it most often comes with strings attached like requests to guarantee the loan with personal assets such as your home. Fortunately, there are better alternatives to financing your expanding business. Two of Canada’s leading alternative financial institutions, both with extensive transportation experience, have joined forces to provide increased service capabilities and customized invoice factoring for trucking companies. ITC Invoice to Cash Inc. has now successfully completed its merger with Accutrac Capital to form a greatly expanded organization. Joining the Accutrac Capital group of companies, ITC will now operate as Accutrac Capital ITC Inc. As a part of the Accutrac Capital group of companies, the new Accutrac Capital ITC will provide a strengthened management team and a broader organization creating an enhanced service experience for customers. Among the exciting additions that the ITC merger brings to Accutrac Capital is a menu of highly competitive loan and leasing products to help clients

purchase new or used equipment. The addition of these services plus the accumulation of other capabilities allows Accutrac Capital to provide additional specialized services such as the UFOS software which allows immediate monitoring on Bills of Lading, Carrier Confirmations and Delivery Status. “Accutrac Capital has a strong base of clients in the trucking and transportation industries,” explains Charles Sheppard, President of Accutrac Capital. “We pride ourselves in being a full-service alternative financing company. The addition of equipment loan and leasing products is a great complement to our hugely popular flat fee factoring, load advance, fuel card products and currency exchange service.” The Accutrac Capital group of companies is a collective of premiere financial service providers for companies requiring non-traditional funding solutions. For more information about our specialized services for the trucking industry, contact Accutrac Capital at 866.531.2615 or visit us online at


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Health Insurance Matters

Insurance Industry Launches New Program

By Lina Demedeiros


s of May 1st, 2013 the insurance industry launched a program to compete with all companies offering alternative coverage to WSIB in the transportation industry. A predominant insurer delivering a variety of financial solutions for small business owners has introduced an enhanced service model to address longstanding concerns of their brokers and customers. Some of the key features are pre-existing

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coverages with no waiting periods, loss of income based on net or gross earnings, and administration options to simplify the enrollment process. This is ideal for Owner Operators who may take advantage of covering their net incomes as an employee of a corporation and for others administrating their business as a sole proprietor or small business owner with just a company name. This flexibility helps reduce cost while the company provides the opportunity to also purchase coverage in amounts of $100.00 of the qualifying income, thus reducing overall costing to owner operators and corporations. Some other value added features with the new program include the opportunity to deal directly with the insurance company via the insurance broker at claim time, and take

advantage of the opportunities offered by insurers that have positioned themselves to offer home, car, business, life, and critical illness insurance, thereby delivering savings. For large trucking companies that utilize a provider that offers an alternative to the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board, the overall administration of the plan helps increase efficiency as changes are realized within 30 days with direct billing and claims administration by their broker. This no increase in costing offers a tremendous amount of value to the industry as a whole where traditionally the benefit offering may have been inadequate. For example, qualifying for $2,200 in coverage would have required a purchase of $2,000 or $2,500 of monthly replacement income.

By merely having your broker assess your current list of owner operators, you may yield savings by establishing benefit periods for older owner operators, eliminate coverage where trucks have been paid for, or merely remove the benefit if paid by a line

of credit. Since the majority of claims are illness related, it is advisable to add illness coverage and co-ordinate extended health benefits to avoid any liability under your fleet insurance policy. The plan is an individual program with no increase

in the cost of insurance. The larger the company the more stability they will offer. For more information please contact your broker or our office directly at 800.236.5810 or visit us at www.lmdinsurance. ca.


FTR Associates

Lower Order Activity in June


loomington, Indiana - FTR Associates has released preliminary data showing June Class 8 truck net orders at 18,606, 18% less than May and the first month orders have been below 20,000 since November 2012. However, comparisons to 2012 show current June order activity 14% above a year ago and year-to-date orders annualizing to 261,300 com-

pared to total 2012 orders of 224,600 units. Jonathan Starks, FTR’s Director of Transportation Analysis, commented “Orders were slightly below the general expectations but a decline was not surprising given the typical summer slowdown in orders. One month of a small drop in orders is not enough to have a substantial impact on our production forecast for 2013. HOS

has begun but is unlikely to impact order activity (either up or down) for several months - for now it is business as usual.” Final data for June will be available from FTR later in the month as part of its North American Commercial Truck & Trailer Outlook service. Contact FTR Associates at ftr@ftrassociates. com  or  888.988.1699 ext. 1 for more details.


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Keeping Your Vehicles Clean

Keep Safety In Mind When Washing Vehicle

By Jack Jackson


fter attending a prominent twoday seminar in June with trucking companies, one theme that consistently emerged was that a clean image and truck is becoming more of a necessity for customers and employees, particularly for drivers. Top notch truck drivers are a valuable commodity, especially those who have direct customer contact.

Personality and appearance are paramount for a successful business to garner clients and cultivate successful relationships from corporations right down to retail outlets. Responsible drivers who know the importance of good customer service continually ask to be treated well and to deliver their goods in clean trucks. A clean truck with a uniformed driver is the best way to portray a professional image. We have all had an experience with the opposite presentation, and usually it isn’t a good one. There are a number of ways to wash large trucks, tractors and trailers, but is safety on your mind when you decide which method is best? There are many factors that an operations team must consider

to determine what best suits their company and vehicles when drafting a plan. Whether you decide to outsource your cleaning to a third party or handle that task internally, you should consider many safety factors. Outsourcing to a third party can basically be handled by meeting with the company and ensuring all requirements are clear and both parties understand their responsibilities. By providing a written agreement about responsibilities and expectations, both parties can be assured the equipment available or chemicals used are up to the proper standards and meet required guidelines. Failing to do so can be disastrous. A case in point is an Ontario company which was fined for

the death of a cleaning worker at their facility. As for your own employees, the proper equipment and training is essential for safety, and the set-up of this equipment can be as important as the equipment itself. Today there are many methods available to ensure ergonomically correct procedures to reduce strain and slipping when using drop guns, power washers and even a regular garden hose. As for any automatic machine you may be using, there are procedures to follow that not only allow the operator to be safe, but ensure that vehicles receive a clean wash. There are touchless washes and soft touch washes with brushes that can enhance the image of your fleet and, when operated properly, will not damage vehicle

graphics or paints. By allowing professionals in the wash industry to meet with you, you can not only achieve a better result, but assure efficiency and reduce any WSIB claims from staff members. All of us, particularly drivers, would like to see a clean vehicle. This can be achieved by consulting with professionals in the

washing industry for solutions that best suit your company, your image, and your staff’s well being. Jack Jackson is President of Awash Systems Corp. Email: or call 1-800265-7405. Visit his website www.awashsystems. com. North America’s Leader in Fleet Washing Solutions.


Search Begins for 2013 Truck Driver of the Year


ho is that great driver in your fleet with an impeccable safety record, courteous attitude on and off the road, and a role model in his or her community? We want to know. Each year the Ontario Tr u c k i n g A s s o c i a t i o n honours a professional, exemplary transport driver who has a collision-free driving record. The OTA/Volvo Ontario Driver of the Year award is presented at the annual convention of the Ontario Trucking Association in November. Entry forms are available from OTA and can be downloaded and printed. The award is generously sponsored by Volvo Trucks Canada Inc. The winner will be automatically eligible to compete for the title CTA/ Volvo Trucks Canada National Truck Driver of the Year. Eligibility Minimum Requirement: A professional truck driver

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who has been regularly employed for the last five years and during that period encountered no preventable collisions. This award program is open to company drivers and owner-operators contracted to OTA member companies. There is no limit to how many drivers a company can nominate. Other Criteria The ideal candidate is a professional in every sense of the word. He/she has an exemplary driving record, extends courtesy to other road users and puts road safety before all else. The judges value evidence of a nominee’s active participation in programs and initiatives pertaining to highway safety. Such participation may consist of involvement in safety committees, truck driving championships, driver training programs, first-aid courses and activities of a similar nature. Judges also look for unusual courtesy

extended to other road users, customer commendations and any acts of bravery or kindness arising out of highway incidents. Ontario’s Truck Driver of the Year Receives a keep-

sake trophy engraved with the recipient’s name and a $500 cheque courtesy of Volvo Trucks Canada Inc. The award is presented by a Volvo Trucks Canada official at the Ontario Trucking Association con-

vention, held in Toronto annually in November. Ontario’s Truck Driver of the Year will also be considered for the CTA/ Volvo Trucks Canada National Truck Driver of the Year, which brings with it

a $1,000 prize. Submit to the OTA before August 30, 2013. By mail at 555 Dixon Road, Toronto, Ontario, M9W 1H8 or electronically via email to`.


Cross Border Services

Phase II of Beyond the Border Initiative Has Begun

By Dawn Truell


he implementation of Phase II of the Entry/Exit information system, part of the Beyond the Border Action Plan, commenced June 30, 2013. Under Phase II, the CBSA and DHS will exchange entry data collected on third-country nationals (those who are neither citizens of Canada nor of the U.S.), permanent residents of Canada who are not U.S. citizens, and lawful permanent residents of the U.S. who are not Canadian citizens. These will take place at all automated land ports of entry along the common border, including all major land border crossings. This exchange will begin on June 30. No effects on regular operations are anticipated. Phase II builds on the successful work of Phase I which involved the exchange of routine biographic information on these same classes of travelers at four land ports of entry in British Columbia/ Washington State and Ontario/New York. This initial phase validated the Entry/Exit concept: that entry into one country confirms the exit from the other. The process of collecting and sharing information will be done in accordance with each country’s privacy laws and policies and is consistent with the Action Plan, Joint Statement of Privacy Principles, and an Annex to the Statement of Mutual Understanding on Information Sharing agreed to by DHS and the CBSA. Smuggling Doesn’t Pay In Montreal on June 12   August 2013

19, 2013, CBSA discovered 10,570 kilograms of loose tobacco valued at $850,000 in a truck attempting to cross over the St-Bernard-de-Lacolle station. The driver claimed it was shredded paper but the scent of tobacco overtook his truck which was subsequently examined. Officials discovered 585 bags of tobacco hidden behind a few rows of bags of paper. False declarations and/or smuggling result in prosecution and penalties for both the driver and the transport company. As prayers went out to a 3-year-old boy whose crying alerted authorities to a child smuggling attempt, the 34-year-old woman, Mayra Rodriguez-Saenz, who was going to sell him for $800 was arrested by U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Mayra was taking the boy to Houston, Texas where she was to receive the money for him; the boy was from Oaxaca, Mexico. When the boy refused to get close to Mayra and would not stop crying, CBP Officers at the Hidalgo-Reynosa International Bridge pulled her over and began the investigation. The boy is now safe thanks to the alertness of the CBP Officers at the border point. At the Pacific Highway port of entry, Vancouver, British Columbia, on June 26, 2013, CBSA seized 62.3 kilograms of cocaine hidden in a truckload of food products being shipped into Canada from California. The driver of the truck was sent for secondary inspection after failing to satisfy the primary officer about the contents of his load as described in the bill of lading. The truck was then off-loaded and 56 bricks were discovered in five cardboard boxes sitting on two pallets. The driver was arrested by the CBSA and the drugs and driver were turned over to the RCMP. As the celebrations unfolded on July 4th, In-

dependence Day in the U.S.A., CBP officers in El Paso, Texas, seized 284 pounds of marijuana in two incidents with a street value of $227,200. “CBP officers were on guard and vigilant during the July 4 holiday and as a result two large marijuana loads were stopped at the border,” said Hector Mancha, CBP El Paso Port Director. At 9:30 a.m. a 1995 Chevrolet Cheyenne pickup approached the Bridge of the Americas International crossing from Mexico. CBP officers noticed that the appearance of the truck looked suspicious and so ordered the vehicle to pull over for a secondary inspection. Upon a thorough exam utilizing the “Buster” density meter to scan the spare tire it displayed high readings that would indicate contraband. “Boomer,” the CBP’s drug sniffing dog, was alerted to the vehicle. Officers also used a Z-Portal x-ray and spotted anomalies in the fuel tank. A CBP officer found and removed 120 marijuana filled bundles weighing 188 pounds from the spare tires and side walls of the pickup truck. The driver, 37-year-old Juan Jorge Lechuga Va-

ladez of Torreon, Mexico was arrested and will face federal charges. He is currently being held in jail in El Paso, Texas. The other incident was at 11:30 a.m. on the same day when a 2003 Nissan Altima entered the same bridge and, upon

secondary examination, utilizing the same Z-Portal x-ray system and another drug sniffing dog named “Anna,” 100 marijuanafilled bundles weighing 96 pounds were found in the dashboard and rear doors of the vehicle. For further information

on the fight against smuggling, terrorism, C-TPAT, FAST, PIP please contact Dawn Truell, President, Cross Border Services, at: crossborderservices@, or www. or call 905.973.9136.


August 2013   13

Making Your Miles Count

Making Payments on Your 2012 Income Tax?

By Robert D. Scheper


hirty to 35% of operators make monthly payments on their prior year’s income tax. Primarily because, bit by bit over the year(s), the operator’s tax savings account was ignored or eaten up by personal financial draws. That is to assume they were advised to be putting money aside for taxes in the first place. When an operator doesn’t put money aside they are unpleasantly surprised in June. Then usually they start making payments in July or August, maybe September if they can drag

it out that long. Lack of understanding regarding cash flow and tax liabilities can be a huge bucket of ice water on business and personal cash flow. However, there are more things to do than just sock away cash in advance. Operators can actually reduce the amount owing if they plan ahead and change reporting systems. The average truck driver claims annual taxable income of between $50,000 and $55,000 and pays taxes of $12,000 to $18,000 per year as a self-employed operator. All else being equal, by using the per diem system (aka: subsistence allowance, meal allowance, non-taxable benefits) an operator only claims $25,000 to $30,000 in taxable income, and therefore only pays taxes of $2,000 to $12,000. That’s a $10,000 savings! The Per Diem system doesn’t just defer taxes like the way RRSPs do.

FLO Components

New GTA Territory Sales Manager


LO Components is pleased to announce the appointment of Oliver Paiement as Territory Sales Manager - GTA. Oliver is a Chemical-Environmental Engineering Technology Graduate of Mohawk College of Applied Arts and Technology in Hamilton, Ontario and holds several pertinent certifications, including Six Sigma Certification and Certified Lubrication Specialist from Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers. Oliver’s previous experience over the last 13 years includes various technical support, project management and business development positions in the Lubrication Industry. Oliver’s education and knowledge make him a natural fit on our team of 14   August 2013

lubrication solutions specialists, and well suited for providing the kind of technical and sales support our customers have come to expect. His previous experience in reliability and operations optimization in the Lubrication industry will be a great asset. His primary responsibility will be to provide local technical support to our customers and build FLO’s client base in the greater Toronto area.”


It’s an actual tax reduction system. It’s also not new. It’s been around for decades. Actually, the old timers should be able to remember the days when companies paid a meal allowance per day to their drivers, if they remember it was not taxed. However, the non-taxable benefit system was abandoned almost universally by the trucking companies in the mid 1980’s. It was replaced by the TL2 simplified method (now $51.00 per day). The simplified method converts the $51.00 (on your T1 income tax return) to a non-refundable tax credit of only $13.60 per day (best province). This non-taxable system has seven disadvantages which, coupled with Zombie-like hoards of disinformation, can so intimidate operators they “hit the ditch” on the opportunity. If you are interested in listening to the seven disadvan-

tages just go to our website and download, for free, the two and a half hour CD or pod cast. When I was writing my book in 2006 (released 2007) I remember the early morning I ran the total Canadian tax savings on my calculator. The blood ran from my forehead as it showed hundreds of millions of dollars per year. With that volume of savings I was convinced operators would tsunami toward the opportunity. However, since then I have reevaluated the reaction and realized many operators and accountants have frozen into the $12,000 to $18,000 results. It appears that unless operators are trained, one at a time, by an accounting firm, most are intimidated by the complexity and change. Typical tax savings advice to operators has therefore been reduced

to a couple of illogical alternatives. “Buy a new truck to reduce taxes”. As if sending $100,000 to a financing company (over a few years) is better than $35,000 to CRA (over the same number of years), in addition to having to deal with fuel consumption differences or higher maintenance costs (probable after warranty). The other advice is the age old “it’s better to lease than finance,” an option usually endorsed by salesmen who typically get a kickback for leasing rather than arranging financing. As I outlined in my book, the benefits are usually to depreciation rather than lease expenses with two temporary exceptions: initial year of down payment (depending on month of signing) and the final year in the term (if very low buyout). However, both exceptions are temporary and DO NOT REDUCE

TAXES, but only bump tax liabilities into the future. When it comes to reducing taxes there is only one method: changing from taxable income into a non-taxable benefit. It’s more work, complicated, and slow to get started, but it works! The best things in life are free. The best business systems, however, are not. It requires work, effort and co-operation. Download the seminar … check out your alternatives. 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.



n analysis of the 2011 National Household Survey (NHS) by the Conference Board of Canada shows that the average age of a truck driver has continued to increase at a faster rate than the rest of the labour force and is even older than previously thought. In its report on the driver shortage and economic implications released earlier this year, the Conference Board relied on the 2006 Census and Labour Force Survey to find the average driver age to be 44 years - four years higher than it was for the average worker and increasing more rapidly as well. The Conference Board characterized the situation the trucking industry finds itself in - a rapidly aging and relatively older workforce of drivers combined with few young en-

Average Age of Canadian Truck Driver Even Older Than Reported tering the occupation - as a “demographic tsunami.” It estimated that the national shortage of truck drivers could reach 33,000 by 2020. The more recent numbers from the NHS (which is voluntary and replaces the long census questionnaire) confirms this challenge confronting the industry and suggests the situation may be even more pronounced. Based on its review of the NHS data, the Conference Board now finds the average truck driver age is 46 years, compared to the average age for all workers in Canada of 41.5 years. Most importantly, the Conference Board says the increase in the average driver age is due to a drop in the share of drivers between 20 and 29 years old. In 2006 11.6 per cent of truck drivers were in

that age group but in 2011 this share declined to just 8.8 per cent of the driver population. Also of note is the fact that in 2006 the share of drivers in the 30 to 34 year range was 10 per cent, the same as it was for the total labour force. However, by 2011 8.5 per cent of drivers found themselves in this age group. For the total labour force there was a slight increase to 10.4 per cent. On the other end of the spectrum the share of the driver population in the age group 55 years and older has increased from 20 per cent to 26 per cent. Furthermore, the NHS data indicate that 4.4 per cent of drivers are 65 and over (compared to 3 per cent in 2006) while for the total labour force the share of this age cohort increased from 2.6 per cent to 3.5 per cent. According to the

Conference Board, this confirms that in the trucking industry more than in others a primary source of “new” labour is delayed retirements - which it says is “nothing more than a bandage solution.” The Conference Board was also able to examine the variation in the driver age by province. The NHS data indicate drivers are slightly “younger” in Alberta, where the average age is 44.9 years (in part reflecting the generally younger labour force in Alberta (40.6 years relative to the national average of 41.5 years)). On the other hand, the average driver age is over 47 years in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Manitoba (although in provinces where the driver population is particularly small some caution should be taken when interpreting the results).

The data also show that truck driver remains the second most common occupation among men in Canada after retail sales person. Unsurprisingly, Ontario continues to be home to the largest number of drivers, with over 92,000. Quebec, Alberta and B.C. follow with 57,000 39,000 and 32,000 respectively. The Conference Board concludes “it will ultimately be up to the industry to address this ongoing

challenge and to make the occupation more attractive to younger drivers. But as we also put forth (in its earlier report), it will also be important to convince customers of the need to address this challenge now and to work with them to develop strategies that will make best use of drivers’ time, as the trucking industry has a long track record of sharing its productivity benefits with customers through lower prices.”


August 2013   15

Legal Matters

Attitude Charge Could Reduce Multiple Tickets

By Mark Reynolds


hen a driver is stopped by an officer for an alleged offence, very often the driver will receive a ticket or sometimes a number of tickets. When I see multiple tickets written to the same

driver for the same traffic stop, I can usually tell if there has been some kind of heated dispute between the driver and the officer. This is not the conclusion that I jump to every time a driver receives multiple tickets but when I see for example, one ticket issued for a safety violation and another six for things like not having the registration signed in ink, or no name on the commercial vehicle, etc, I can generally assume that the driver and officer have had words, or at least the driver had some choice

words for the officer. Back when I was an MTO officer, there used to be a saying that went “you keep talking and I’ll keep writing”. What that means is that the officer has the entire Highway Traffic Act listing a multitude of offences, both minor and major, and there is a pretty good chance that most drivers have not complied with these requirements 100%. As a result, there are any number of charges that the officer can lay when dealing with a driver. It may feel good at the

time of the traffic stop to unload on the officer, and heap whatever verbal abuse or education that the driver feels is appropriate at the time. The officer on the other hand, often sees fit to “educate” the driver in regard to just how many violations the driver has committed by showing the driver these violations in writing on a multitude of traffic tickets. In the end, the officer will recover from the verbal education provided by the driver (usually in a matter of minutes) and the driver will remember

DHL Express

DHL’s Partnership with Free the Children, Me to We


rampton, Ontario - DHL Express is celebrating its first year as the official logistics partner of charities Free The Children and Me to We. By providing the charities with free shipping, storage and logistics support, DHL has allowed them to allocate 90% of donations and funds to aid programming overseas, according to the company. “For global charities like Free The Children and Me to We, logistics is a costly necessity, one where we as a company saw the opportunity to make an enormous d iffe rence i n offeri ng our services,” says Greg Hewitt, President of DHL Express Canada. “Social responsibility today is about more than just writing a cheque; it is about using our expertise and reach as the world’s largest logistics provider to help women, children and families aim for and achieve a better life.” O v e r t h e p a s t y e a r, DHL has worked with Free The Children to ship boxes full of toys, pencils, pens, crayons and notebooks to Kenya,

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Ecuador, Haiti, Nicaragua and India, with Canadian students who fundraise for “Adopt a Village” countries donating many of the supplies. DHL also shipped nearly 3,000 solar lamps to India, Kenya and Haiti, providing much-needed light in homes where children had been studying in the dark with the aid of a candle. Free the Children also called on DHL to ship boxes full of health kits and medical supplies, which were sent to health clubs at local schools to educate kids on personal hygiene. “DHL’s support has enabled Free The Children to connect Canadian students, concerned families and even media professionals with ‘Adopt a Village’ countries,” said Roxanne Joyal, co-CEO of Me to We. “We are so grateful for their assistance. This partnership is remarkable, because we are linking children and their families from different parts of the world and financial circumstances to each other, and are underscoring the importance of education,

understanding and philanthropic spirit - values that make this world a better place.” DHL Express also supports the Me to We Artisans program, which has helped more than 500 Maasai Mamas in Kenya sell their traditional beadwork in Canada. DHL Express ships 150 kilograms of Me to We products free of charge from Nairobi t o To r o n t o b i w e e k l y. DHL Express shipped more than 50,000 artisan pieces, saving the charitable initiative more than $84,000, which, in turn, is invested back into the Maasai communities for food, medicine, clothing and school fees. In 2012, DHL employees logged 1,176 volunteer hours with Free The Children. Volunteer efforts included preparations for We Day, Free The Children’s signature national youth empowerment event, and other initiatives, including We S c a r e H u n g e r, w h i c h saw employees collect and donate 1,160 lbs of food to local food banks, and donations that provided 400,000

litres of clean drinking water to “Adopt a Village” communities.


the encounter for some time thanks to the many reminders issued by the officer. (I have had clients come to my office with as many as 15 traffic tickets from the same stop). When you are stopped by an officer for an offence, or even for a random stop at the Inspection Station, it is in your best interests to remain calm and in most cases say as little as possible. If you feel that the officer has identified an offence for which you do not believe you are guilty, there is nothing wrong with explaining your position to the officer, although many times the officer will simply tell you to dispute your charge in court. This may not sound reasonable at the time, but if you decide to give the officer a piece of your mind, try to remember that instead of disputing one charge in court, you could be dis-

puting a number of them. Officers deal with many drivers every day and tend to develop a fairly thick skin when it comes to criticism of their work. Often they will respond to this criticism as indicated above. Given that even minor tickets usually carry a fine of over $100.00 each, the luxury of telling off an officer is something most of us can ill afford. There is nothing to say that you cannot dispute the officer’s actions, but during the traffic stop when tempers may be elevated is probably not the time to “educate” the officer. 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 MarkReynolds@


3 Year Partnership Commits to Minimum of $72,000 in Donations Shadow Group of Companies Announces Partnership with the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation & Canadian Cancer Society


he Shadow Group of Companies, a Langley based company with over 40 years history in Western Canada, is proud to announce a three year partnership with both the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation and Canadian Cancer Society. The Shad-

ow Group will match their customers’ monthly donations, while also promoting both organizations with fully graphic wrapped trailers in Alberta and British Columbia. “Everyone has a connection with cancer, whether it’s a family member or friend,” says Robert Reid,

President of the Shadow Group of Companies, whose own family has experience with the disease. “I wanted to partner with organizations that were instantly recognizable, so people instantly understand the message we’re trying to get out there. Ultimately we hope it mo-

tivates and reminds people in the community that we can all help support the cause in our own way.” The Shadow Group has teamed up with one of their customers, Graymont, to help promote awareness for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation with a set of Super B tankers painted and decaled in the CBCF colors. Each set of trailers represents a $500.00 monthly donation by Graymont that is matched by the Shadow Group for the duration of the partnership with CBCF. You will find this unit running in Alberta. The Shadow Group has joined with Lehigh Cement

to aid in awareness for the Canadian Cancer Society, also with a set of Super B tankers that are painted blue and decaled with the recognizable daffodil symbols. These trailers also represent a $500.00 monthly donation from both Lehigh Cement as well as the Shadow Group. It should be noted that Tremcar made the very generous donation of their time efforts to the CCS as they painted these giant units at their own cost. This unit can be found running in British Columbia and more predominantly around the Lower Mainland. About the Shadow Group of Companies The Shadow Group of Companies is a servicebased transportation company in Western Canada with over 40 years of experience. Operations run throughout Canada as well as the continental USA. The Shadow Group offers a diverse set of services including shipping, storage, equipment rentals, site services and Logistics Solutions to their clients. The Shadow Group of Companies is the parent company for Shadow Lines Transportation, Bulk Solutions, EconoPro and Pacific Transportation. To learn more about the Shadow Group of Companies, visit About the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation Since 1986, the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation has been at the forefront of a nation-wide movement to raise awareness and mobilize action on breast cancer. Today, the Foundation is the leading organization in Canada dedicated to creating a future without breast cancer. Their investments in vital research, education and health promotion programs have led progress in breast cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care. About the Canadian Cancer Society The Canadian Cancer Society is a national community-based organization of volunteers whose mission is the eradication of cancer and the enhancement of the quality of life of people living with cancer. For 75 years the Society has been with Canadians in the fight for life and has been relentless in its commitment to prevent cancer, fund research and support Canadians touched by cancer. From this foundation, they are committed to continuing to work with Canadians to change cancer forever so fewer Canadians are diagnosed with the disease and more survive.


August 2013   17

Business Insurance Matters

Beware of Involving More Than One Insurance Broker By Linda Colgan


hopping for insurance quotes is not the same as looking for the best deal on a truck. Period! Insurance involves knowledge of your business - this is the mere foundation, the building blocks of how the remainder of the process flows. Transportation is a niche industry. You need to engage in a relationship with a niche Broker who specializes in the transportation insurance sector. A Broker that specializes in transportation knows the history of your industry, the scope of coverage under which you need to operate, and the insur-

ance coverage required to protect your assets. The Broker knows the insurance markets, their appetites for business, their capacity, their history, their claims personnel and, in a difficult situation, is seasoned to see the rough waters through. No running for the high ground. After being in this industry for decades, there are situations that are forever etched in your mind. One example of a situation in which I was asked to assist involved an individual who contacted two Brokers to canvass the markets for insurance coverage. One was a reputable transportation Broker and the other was one not familiar

with transportation, but mainly focused on property/casualty business. Sounds innocent enough …. till both approach the same market. The information was quite different to start with. The Insurer declined to one Broker as that particular division of the Insurer did not write long haul trucking - the Brokerage approached the wrong department. The experienced Brokerage in transportation contacted the long haul transportation department, received confirmation and the quote was presented. Sounds easy? Not! The problems were just unfolding. The one Brokerage

objected to the Insurer writing the business as their original application was declined. The Insurer’s management was placed in a difficult position and decided to compare the applications. After reviewing, the Insurer deemed the Insured (because of his signature on both applications) committed willful misrepresentation and elected to cancel the policy for cause. Misrepresentation is an industry “crime” that dictates the policy can be voided ~ as “if it never existed.” To commit misrepresentation voices a clear case for a facility risk. On this particular risk, it equated to an approximate

500% increase in premium that potentially could span 6 years with compromised deductible levels, coverage, etc. The transportation owner’s signature was on both applications and the information on both applications varied - slightly - but enough to support the Insurer’s stance to take action. This saga ended up being resolved after days of agony, turmoil and a lot of interception from experienced individuals. Without the knowledge, experience and historical relationships, this story could have had a much different ending. Research your Broker, ask questions and ensure

the Broker is well voiced within your niche industry. You must have the confidence they will represent you properly. Make sure you have copies of the submission - after all it is your right to know how you are being represented to the insurance markets. Above all, make sure the information on the applications or surveys are as accurate as possible. Copies of these documents should be regarded as important as all other legal documents it takes to operate your business. Linda Colgan is a Transportation Insurance Advisor with JDIMI. To contact Linda call 416-809-3103 or email


Mack Trucks

Mack Websites Awarded Top Honors in Media Competition


reensboro, North Carolina - The M a c k Tr u c k s homepage and the Mack Shop website won top honors in the Interactive Media Council’s Interactive Media Awards global competition recognizing excellence in website design and development. Both sites were recently redesigned by Liquid Interactive, a digital marketing agency based in Breinigsville, Pennsylvania. The Mack homepage ( was one of a select few to win the 2013 Best in Class award in the Manufacturing category. The new homepage earned high scores for functionality, content, design, usability and standards compliance. The design features rotating photography highlighting the Mack Trucks product line. The redesigned homepage also spotlights recent news and product developments and enables users to easily engage with Mack through social media links. The Mack Shop ecommerce website

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( received an Outstanding Achievement award in the Consumer Goods category. The site sells MACK®branded consumer products, including apparel, toys, collectibles, accessories and other distinctive items that express the spirit of the Mack brand. “The feedback we have heard from customers about both the MackTrucks. com homepage and the Mack Shop website has been incredibly positive,” said Steve Tercha, Mack Director of Marketing and Brand Development. “These sites clearly communicate the fundamental connection our customers have with our trucks and powertrain, as well as our merchandise. Liquid Interactive did a great job with both projects.” The Interactive Media

Awards competition accepts nominations annually from around the world from marketing departments, agencies, graphic artists and individual web designers. The competition strives to elevate the standards of excellence on the Internet. Dedicated to quality, reliability, and total customer satisfaction, Mack Trucks, Inc. has provided its customers with innovative transportation solutions for more than a century. Today, Mack is one of North America’s largest producers of heavy-duty trucks and MACK® trucks are sold and serviced through an extensive distribution network in more than 45 countries. Mack trucks and diesel engines sold in North America are assembled in the United States. Mack manufacturing locations are certified to the internationally recognized ISO 9001 standard for quality and ISO 14001 standard for environmental management systems. Mack is also a proud sponsor of Share the Road, an American Trucking Associations’ public information cam-

paign aimed at enhancing the safety of our nation’s

roadways. For more information

visit www.macktrucks. com.


New Research Identifies Significant Flaws in 34-Hour Restart Benefit Cost Calculations


rlington, Virginia - The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) released the findings of its assessment of the Regulatory Impact Analysis used by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to justify changes to the 34-hour restart provision, which were scheduled to take effect July 1, 2013. The sweeping changes to the Hours-of-Service rules proposed by FMCSA

include two new 34-hour restart provisions which limit use of the restart by truck drivers to one per week (168 hours) and a requirement that the restart include two overnight periods from 1 a.m. to 5 a.m. ATRI’s analysis quantifies a delta between FMCSA’s purported industry benefit and actual industry costs resulting from the restart changes of more than $322 million. Among the flaws in the

FMCSA Regulatory Impact Analysis identified by ATRI are: The reliance by FMCSA on a biased dataset of driver logs from carriers undergoing compliance reviews and safety audits skewing the data toward drivers operating at the higher limits of available hours. The assignment of industry costs associated with the change to only 15 percent of the driving population, ignoring

operational changes and associated costs which are likely to be experienced by a much larger percentage of drivers. ATRI’s analysis is based on industry survey data of over 2,000 commercial drivers and 500 motor carriers as well a detailed analysis of logbook data representing 40,000+ commercial drivers and over 1.4 million individual driver logs. “We know that the 34-

hour restart changes are going to have a significant impact on our operations and across the entire supply chain,” commented Steve Niswander, Vice President of Safety Policy and Regulatory Relations for Groendyke Transport and chairman of ATRI’s Research Advisory Committee. “ATRI’s analysis clearly documents the costs that our fleet and fleets across the country are likely to

experience when these changes take effect on July 1st.” A copy of this report is available from ATRI at ATRI is the trucking industry’s 501(c)(3) notfor-profit research organization. It is engaged in critical research relating to freight transportation’s essential role in maintaining a safe, secure and efficient transportation system.


Train Trailer

New Brand, Expanded Services & Locations


uly 2013 marks the integration of semitrailer rental companies, Train Trailer and WestVan Inc. under a singular brand, Train Trailer. Train Trailer offers topquality trailer rentals, leases, storage and maintenance. The rental fleet is

comprised of vans, reefers, chassis and specialized trailers for heavy haul requirements. Shunt trucks are also offered for rent to customers within the GTA. The new Train Trailer can provide a more expansive list of services with a larger fleet of equipment - evolving with the needs of new and existing customers. Train Trailer asks the right questions to give customers the best solutions. Now, Train has more autonomy at the manager level which delivers higher service levels, quicker response times and on-the-spot resolution to address any and all customer concerns. According to Train Trailer President, Rick Kloepfer, “Our team has really come together under the new, unified brand. Train is now more equipped than ever to give our customers the most diversified transport trailer rental fleet in Canada.” Along with a brand new, full service facility in Canada’s next distribution hubCornwall, Ontario, two key positions have been created to better man-

age the expanded operations. Matt Kelly will be heading up western operations as Train Trailer’s new Western Regional Manager. Wayne Rapelje has been promoted to the position of VP of Business Development and will be responsible for sales and customer relations on a national basis. Train Trailer has been p r ov i d i n g t o p - q u a l i t y trailer rental services for over forty years. Recently amalgamated with WestVan, Train Trailer now has 3 locations to serve you: one in Mississauga (serving the GTA and surrounding areas), one in Calgary (serving the West) and the newest addition in Cornwall, Ontario (serving the East). For more information on the new Train Trailer visit their website for detailed service and contact information at


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New Products & Services

Meritor Introduces New High-Torque Clutch


roy, Michigan Meritor Inc. (NYSE: MTOR) continues to expand its complete solutions offering to aftermarket customers by adding a high-torque 15.5-inch clutch to its current line for medium- and heavy-duty trucks. Customers can purchase the new clutch, which includes15.5” x 2”/10 spline/7 spring, from warehouse distributors stocking Euclid-brand parts. The clutch, available in an easy-pedal model, offers end users a 24-month/unlimited

mileage warranty against defects in material and workmanship. “Truck operators of all sizes want a complete solution for drivetrain systems,” said Bill Statham, S e n i o r M a n a g e r, Drivetrain Products, Aftermarket, Meritor. “Our new Euclid hightorque, easy-pedal clutch is reliable, dependable and long-lasting. These characteristics are what customers demand and our products are designed to exceed those expectations.”

Unique to this Euclid clutch offering, with max-

plate that keeps springs from wearing faster which

imum torque of 2,250 lb.ft., are: Superior vibration control (dampening), for reduced drivetrain torsional rate, A heavier-duty back

reduces maintenance cost and downtime, A strap-driven pressure plate, which reduces noise and delivers smoother release. Because Euclid clutches

are manufactured new, customers incur no core charge or handling expenses. About Meritor, Inc. Meritor, Inc. is a leading global supplier of drivetrain, mobility, braking and aftermarket solutions for commercial vehicle and industrial markets. With more than a 100-year legacy of providing innovative products that offer superior performance, efficiency and reliability, the company serves commercial truck, trailer, off-highway, de-

fense, specialty and aftermarket customers in more than 70 countries. Meritor is based in Troy, Michigan, United States, and is made up of more than 9,000 diverse employees who apply their knowledge and skills in manufacturing facilities, engineering centers, joint ventures, distribution centers and global offices in 19 countries. Common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol MTOR. For important information, visit the company’s website at



Launch of Interactive Driver Fatigue Management Tool


ttawa, Ontario - The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, and Anne S.  Ferro, Administrator of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), are pleased to announce the launch of the North American Fatigue Management Program (NAFMP), a website that provides training and education on commercial bus and truck driver fatigue management.

“The collaborative work that has been done with partners will assist motor carriers and drivers i n m a n a g i n g f a t i g u e, and promote safety by reducing fatigue-related crashes” said Minister Raitt. “We can help save lives and prevent crashes on our roads by providing drivers and companies with educational tools,” said Administrator  Ferro. “This is another supportive resource truck and bus drivers can utilize in addi-

tion to complying with our hours-of-service rules.” The NAFMP is a voluntary, interactive webbased educational and training program developed to provide commercial truck and bus drivers and carriers with an awareness of the factors contributing to fatigue and its impact on performance and safety. It provides: • information on how to develop a corporate culture that facilitates reduced driver fatigue; • fatigue management

education for drivers, drivers’ families, carrier executives and managers, shippers/receivers and dispatchers; • information on sleep disorders, screening and treatment; • driver and trip scheduling information; and, • information on Fatigue Management Technologies. The program was developed by multiple partners, including Alberta Employment and Immigration, Alberta Transpor-

tation, Alberta Worker’s Compensation Board, Alberta Motor Transport Association, Commission de la santé et de la sécurité du travail du Québec, Société de l’assurance automobile du Québec, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, the American Transportation Research Institute, and Transport Canada (TC). The NAFMP fatigue management tool does not replace or override the FMCSA or TC’s regulation on hours-of-service.

FMCSA and TC-regulated commercial motor carriers and drivers continue to have a duty to know and comply with the respective FMCSA or TC hours-ofservice regulations. The NAFMP is a complement to hours-of-service regulations that aims to improve motor carrier safety and increase alertness and reduce fatigue. For more information on the North American Fatigue Management Program, please visit www.



All-Wheel Drive T270 & T370 Now Available with Hendrickson PRIMAAX EX Rear Air Suspension


i r k l a n d , Wa s h ington - The Kenworth T270 and T370 medium duty models equipped with factoryinstalled, front drive axles are now available for order with the Hendrickson PRIMAAX(R) EX rear air suspension. “ To h e l p c u s t o m e r s meet their requirements in demanding vocational applications, Kenworth 20   August 2013

continues to expand its suspension offering with quality products,” said Doug Powell, Kenworth Medium Duty Marketing Manager. “Kenworth’s T270 and T370 4x4, front drive axle trucks - specified with a Hendrickson PRIMAAX EX suspension - offer excellent performance and low life-cycle cost for vocational operators who prefer running

medium duty trucks to get the job done.” The Hendrickson PRIMAAX EX suspension is ideal for vocational and severe duty applications. Key features include higher roll stiffness; reduced roll steer coefficient; increased lift capacity; no-lube, heavy duty bushings for reduced maintenance; and redesigned U-beam assembly, air

spring, torque rod bracket and frame bracket for increased robustness and durability. The suspension, which has a 15.5-inch ride height, is available with the Kenworth T270 and T370 4x4 straight trucks in ratings of 23,000 lbs. and 26,000 lbs. with a single rear axle. Ke n w o r t h ’s I n t e r n e t home page is at www.ken- Kenworth is a

PACCAR company.


New Products & Services


Heavy-Duty WorkStar With 13-Liter SCR Engine


isle, Illinois - Navistar, Inc. is pleased to announce the launch of its heavy-duty International ® WorkStar ® vocational trucks powered by the company’s 13-liter engine with Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) emissions technology. The  WorkStar  is the fourth heavy-duty International®  truck model to transition to SCR technology since December 2012. “With the launch of the WorkStar with our 13-liter SCR engine, we continue to make great progress in our engine transition strategy and customers are benefitting from our expanded product line-up,” said Bill Kozek, President

North America Truck and Parts, Navistar. “We’re well positioned to continue our positive momentum and we are on schedule to complete the SCR transition in our remaining heavy-duty truck offerings by early August.” The company’s portfolio of SCR-based heavy-duty trucks also includes the International ProStar ®, International PayStar® 5900 Set-Back Axle and International 9900i - all available with the Cummins ISX15 engine. In addition, Navistar’s proprietary 13-liter engine with SCR was launched in the ProStar in April and is now available in the WorkStar. The remaining line-up of

International heavy-duty truck models will transition to SCR emissions technology in a phased launch in the coming weeks based on volume and customer demand. International®WorkStar Features The WorkStar is designed to take on the heaviest loads and the most rugged jobs. The heavy-duty WorkStar model includes two variations, 7600 SBA (46” set-back axle) and 7600 SFA (30” set-forward axle). Both models feature a 113” BBC (bumper to back-of-cab). Features include: Available high-visibility hood where front-end power take-off (FEPTO) is

not required Available 4x2, 6x4 and 8x6 axle configurations Available from 365 hp 1,250 lb-ft torque up to 475 hp 1,700 lb-ft torque Huck-bolted frame and crossmember system with a number of frame-rail options for maximum durability Diamond Logic ® electrical system for greater reliability, improved productivity and lower maintenance costs Double-sided, galvanized steel cab for maximum durability Dual-powered steering gears and large front axle for excellent maneuverability Wrap-around panoramic

windshield for best-inclass visibility where FEPTO is not required Optional Eagle®interior with premium rosewood dashboard and easyto-read ivory gauges or chrome bezel black gauges

on instrument panel Easy-to-clean vocational floor mats and vinyl interior panels throughout the cab to improve durability For more information please visit us at www.



Peterson Debuts LED Forward Lighting


randview, Missouri - Peterson has entered the exciting, rapidly developing LED forward lighting market with the introduction of a new USA designed, tooled and manufactured 7-inch round LED headlight. According to Steve Meagher, Peterson’s VP of Sales, it’s a decision whose time has come. “Peterson Manufacturing is pleased to bring our first forward lighting product

to the market. We have been at the forefront of the LED revolution in vehicle lighting since the very beginning, and over the past 18 years, our people have become experts in the design, engineering, tooling and manufacturing of LED vehicle lighting. We engineered and designed this lamp in-house, tooled it at our tooling division, and are manufacturing and assembling it here in the USA. The demand for LED forward lighting will

continue to increase for some time to come. That growth makes it the next logical step in our 68-year history of manufacturing vehicle lighting equipment.” Peterson’s new, DOTlegal 701C 7-inch round headlight is a drop-in LED replacement for all PAR56 standard headlights, including popular H6014, H5024 and H6024 halogen sealed beams. It exceeds FMVSS-108 and CMVSS-108 requirements,

and its construction and performance conforms to all applicable SAE standards. The 701C incorporates two OSRAM Opto Semiconductors OSTAR HL Pro LED devices per headlamp (one for low beam, and another for high beam). These LED light sources are much more efficient than halogen lights, drawing only 0.7–1.9 amps, and will last many times longer than a traditional sealed beam. A color tem-

perature range of 5400k ? 6300k closely simulates the natural daylight. The solid-state multi-volt design is compatible with all 12-volt and 24-volt vehicles. The heavy-duty cast aluminum housing and hard-coated polycarbonate lens ensure that the lamp assembly will last as long as the diodes. Unlike some competitors’ lights, which claim to be direct PAR56 replacements, Peterson’s 701C has its

standard H4 3-blade terminals integrated directly into the cast alloy housing, not wired onto the light as a separate pigtail. For more information, visit pmledheadlights. com.


Tracer Products

Heavy Duty Compact Leak Detection Flashlight Kit


estbury, New York - Tracer Products has introduced a special leak detection kit that makes it easy for heavy-duty technicians to find all air conditioning and fluid leaks the first time - and avoid costly comebacks. The TP-8647HD kit features the OPTIMAX Jr™, a cordless, blue light LED

leak detection flashlight with mega power that reveals even the smallest leaks. It is ideal for leak checking hard-to-reach spots that are inaccessible to larger lamps. This ultracompact leak detector has a 100,000-hour service life and is powered by three AA batteries, which are included. Also included in the kit

are: an EZ-Ject™ A/C dye injector with hose/coupler and adapter/purge fitting, two EZJect universal A/C dye cartridges with co-solvent free FluoroLite® dye 3/4 each 1/2 oz

cartridge can service up to 14 vehicles, 3/4 an 8 oz bottle of Dye-Lite® AllIn-One™ concentrated oil dye that services up to 16 vehicles, an 8 oz bottle of Dye-Lite coolant dye that service s u p to 8 vehicles, and fluores-

cence-enhancing glasses. Everything is stored in a convenient, sturdy carrying case. All Tracerline® universal/POE A/C dyes have been laboratory tested and proven safe for use in hybrid vehicles. For more information about the TP-8647HD heavy-duty kit, visit our website at


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Tires & Wheels


Kal Tire Celebrates 60 Years of Running on Rubber

ernon, British Columbia - June 12, 1953, Tom Foord opened the first Kal Tire store in Vernon, BC, after one day looking out the window of his gas station thinking, “Everything runs on rubber.” The unique story is; 60 years later, the organization has grown to over 240 stores in Canada, has a mining tire division operating in 19 countries, employs over 5,300 team members, remains based in Vernon, BC, and still remains a prominent familyowned business having successfully crossed into its second generation of

family involvement. “The success of Kal Tire is directly attributable to the hard work and dedication of its team members,” says Robert Foord, President, Kal Tire, and youngest child of Tom and Norah. “They continue to embrace a culture that began from day one that is based on values and customer service.” Kal Tire is more than the blue and orange store fronts that are seen across the country. There is a sophisticated support network in place for those stores. The company owns and operates retreading

plants, warehouses and distribution centres and has a dedicated transportation fleet delivering products to those stores. The Kal Tire Mining Tire Group has become a global leader delivering best-inclass customized solutions for mining customers and has OTR retreading plants in three countries. There are award-winning innovative in-house training programs that keep team members around the world trained in a consistent manner. In celebration of its 60th anniversary, Kal Tire is giving back to commun-

ities who have supported them over the years, from BC to Ontario, as they have done since the early days. In BC, Kal Tire will be helping to fund resurfacing projects that use recycled products. From Alberta to Ontario, various organizations will be the recipients of fundraising activities including a variety of children’s hospitals and other important causes that support families and medical care. “Supporting communities where our team members live, work and play is part of our culture,” states Foord. “We are grateful to

many and this milestone gives us the opportunity to thank our customers, our communities and our team members for their loyalty and dedication for the past 60 years.” On Saturday, June 15th, many Kal Tire stores across

Canada held celebration events that included fundraising barbeques, garage sales with great deals, WHL players signing autographs and more. For more information, visit news&info.



New Version of Yokohama iPad App


ullerton, California - Yokohama Tire Corporation (YTC) has released a new version (v1.3) of its iPad app for the truck tire industry, the Yokohama Commercial Tire Navigator. It is available on iTunes for free download at com/us/app/yokohamacommercial-tire-navigator/id542098953?mt=8. The Yokohama Commercial Tire Navigator is designed to help fleet owners and truck operators learn which Yokohama tires are best for various applications and

road conditions. It also contains useful tools to aid with maintaining optimum tire pressure and maximizing fuel savings. “We launched Yokohama’s latest version of the app at the 2013 MidAmerica Trucking Show, where we received some great feedback from our customers,” said Alan Holtschneider, YTC Senior Manager, Marketing Communications. “Business users will find the app to be very easy to use, loaded with information and entertaining as well.” Updates and features

of the new v1.3 version include: • YTC’s Inflation Pressure Calculator, a tire maintenance tool that recommends appropriate tire inflation levels to prevent tire damage and tire wear. • Information and 360-degree tire photography on the new TY517™ ultra wide base drive tire and the new RY407™ ultra wide base trailer tire. Additional features of the app include: • A Fuel Savings Calculator, which compares Yokohama’s fuel-efficient tires against the competition.

• Information about YTC’s commercial tire lineup, with 360-degree tire photography, including the Zenvironment® line and the company’s EPA SmartWay-verified tires. • SmartSolution®, Yokohama’s innovative communication platform that is divided into four value propositions: longevity, efficiency, availability and dependability. • A dealer locator to help drivers find the closest Yokohama dealer while on the go. “Tires are the third-largest expense for fleets, so

we’re glad that our app can provide customers with tools and information to help them with their tire management,” said

Holtschneider. For more information on Yokohama’s extensive product line, visit www.

ings without sacrificing durability. The M760 Ecopia is primarily designed for use on-highway, long-haul and regional service, and also can be applied for pick-up and delivery service. The product works well on single and tandem axle trucks providing exceptional traction

in severe weather conditions, making the tire ideal for a broad range of fleet applications. Optimized groove width helps combat casing damage and improve drilling resistance, increasing casing lifespan and improving retreadability To l e a r n m o r e, v i s it www.ecopiatrucktires. com.



New Premium Ecopia Drive Tire


ashville, Tennessee - Bridgestone Commercial Solutions is pleased to introduce the Bridgestone M760 Ecopia tire, a premium drive radial that is EPA SmartWay verified and CARB compliant. The newest addition to the Ecopia tire line, the M760 delivers high traction and long mileage in a unique

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fuel efficient and retreadable design. “The new M760 Ecopia answers commercial customer need for a fuelefficient tire that offers longer wear, as well as superior traction and casing durability,” said Bert Jones, Manager, Product Marketing, TBR, Retread and OTR, Bridgestone Commercial Solutions.

“Typically in this application, you sacrifice fuel economy for traction. With the M760 Ecopia, fleets don’t have to choose one feature over the other.” Specially designed edges grip roadway to improve traction and last longer, and the IntelliShape™ sidewall design re-

duces overall tire weight allowing greater fuel sav-


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1956 – A Year of Inspiration, Dedication & Admiration By Wendy Morgan-McBride


t’s the lazy, hazy days of summer where all you want to do is be by the water, drinking in the sun, the fun, and maybe a cocktail or two. This is when I need inspiration and, ironically, I found it in this 1956 Ford Crown Victoria with the aqua watery blue and two tone white paint. It screams relaxation and coolness. The interior reflects these impressions in its soothing color, comfort and airiness. What an awesome experience of summer days. Jack Bradshaw labored in his garage

for over two years, on and off the frame and worked right down to the metal in order to achieve this sensation of liquid breezes. The car originated in Arizona but it is making a mark in its new home of Belleville, Ontario, taking as its namesake, ‘Big Blue.’ Unique to this vehicle is the artfully constructed tire cover awash in color and imagery from a bygone era. The entire car was professionally painted, but the tire cover features an artist’s rendition of a diner scene, replete with Jack Bradshaw’s three lovely restored beauties ~ a baby blue Model T, a red

Phantom, and of course Big Blue. The three cars sit, as they would in their day, parked in front of the diner, ready to show off or race, all in that 1950’s diner kind of way. It is a true inspiration and testament to Jack’s dedication and commitment to keep this era alive and well. The car body sits on its original chassis with a 292 V8 motor and automatic transmission. Jack has only put about 800 of the 71,000 miles on the odometer, and he loves to show it off at the Quinte Cruise nights every Tuesday where he and his wife keep busy with talk of classic cars. He says his love for the ‘50s makes this a dream car to drive, and the fact that it is a continental is a bonus in his eyes. Bradshaw purchased the car 3 years ago for $3,000 and has since invested another $8,000, but the appraisal and resale value is a staggering $47,000. He feels he has completed this car to its fullest and does not see himself doing anything more than regular maintenance. The first Crown Victoria appeared in 1955; it was a two-door, six seat coupe, part of the Ford Fairlane range. It differed from the regular Victoria model by having a stainless steel band that “crowned”

the roofline passing right over the car as an extension of the B-pillar line. The model was produced in 1955 and 1956. In 1956 Ford added its Lifeguard safety package. The Lifeguard safety package consisted of seat belts, a padded dashboard, a deep dish steering wheel and a breakaway rear-view mirror. The option was a slow seller. The optional air conditioner, which was expensive and also a slow seller, was totally revamped; the compressor was now housed beneath the hood and the cooling vents were moved atop the dashboard. The egg-crate grill featured on the 1955 Crown Vic was widened into a series of rectangles for 1956, but this subtle exterior change was not compatible with the adoption of a 12 volt electrical system across the line. Jack is already looking toward his next project, a luxury T-Bird.

If its quality and presentation value come anywhere near his other cars, two of which I have personal viewed, it will be another beauty with its own history and cause for admiration by classic car lovers. If you would like to see more photos of this car, follow me on Facebook

with upcoming stories, cast your vote in the reader’s choice, or just revisit past editorials, remember to link with the fan page and leave me a message. Enjoy your lazy summer days and stay safe. See you in September.


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

Air Conditioning & Heating: Sales & Service

Bankruptcies & Debt Consolidation

cargo control products

compliance services

Danatec Educational Services Ltd. Rumanek & Company Ltd.

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

••• Helping Truckers Professionally Manage the Bookkeeping and Tax Accounting-Side of Trucking. Visit Markham, ON Toll Free: 888.456.6504 Tel: 905.477.7773

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

••• TruckersBooks, Inc. Cut your Bookkeeping and Tax Services Cost with the TruckersBooks Software. Easyto-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

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

1280 Finch Ave. West, Suite 714 North York, ON M3J 3K6 Tel: 416.665.3328 Fax: 416.665.7634 Bookkeeping Software

TruckersBooks, Inc. Cut your Bookkeeping and Tax Services Cost with the TruckersBooks Software. Easyto-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

“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:

“Don’t talk the talk when you can walk the walk with the extra foot.” Box 78114, Heritage RPO Calgary, AB T2H 2Y1 Toll Free: 877.293.7688 Tel: 403.585.9234 Fax: 403.452.9288 buildings - all steel pre-engineered

Air Conditioning & Heating: Sales & Service

A-Z Technical Building Systems Inc.

••• S.E.T.I. Imports Inc.

150 South Service Road Stoney Creek, ON L8E 3H6 Toll Free: 800.268.5076 Tel: 905.573.3101 26   August 2013

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

Drakkar Human Resources 6303 Airport Road, Suite 100 Mississauga, ON L4V 1R8 Toll Free: 877.372.5527 Tel: 905.795.1397 Fax: 905.795.1391



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 Alt. Tel: 416.742.0003 Fax: 416.745.7829

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

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

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


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

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

Employment screening

People Tracks Inc.

Contrast Logistics Software

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

“Your preferred Employment Screening Firm. Confirming the facts, one step at a time.” 6102 - 6th Line Orton, ON L0N 1N0 Tel: 519.855.9405 factoring, finance & foreign exchange

DPF Cleaning

Accutrac Capital Solutions Inc.

DPF Cleaning Specialists

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

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

Computer Services & Software

compliance services

Cross Border Services

Emergency Road Services

Emergency Road Services Corporation


Fil-Mor Automotive & Clutch Products Ltd.

“Your Goals Are Our Priority.” 6760 Davand Drive, Unit 9 Mississauga, ON L5T 2L9 Toll Free: 800.661.0377 Tel: 905.670.3426 Fax: 905.670.3436


ITR Canada Inc.

The Extra Foot FLO Components Ltd.

Niagara Service & Supply Ltd.

clutch products

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

Kee Human Resources


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

6176 Atlantic Drive Mississauga, ON L5T 1W2 Toll Free: 800.668.3773 Tel: 905.670.4488 Fax: 905.670.2748


Air Brake Training for Mechanics

Freinmeister Group Inc.

Mover’s Equipment & Supplies

driver services, recruitment & employment

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

“Accutrac provides cash flow solutions structured specifically for the freight and trucking industry. We’ve made factoring easy to understand and affordable with one low cost, all in. Qualification is easy and funding is available same day.” 74 Mississaga Street East Orillia, ON L3V 1V5 Toll Free: 866.531.2615 Toll Free Fax: 866.531.2651

factoring, finance & foreign exchange

fuel additives & lubricants

insurance brokers

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

fuel Economy Products


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

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


••• Diesel Spec Inc.

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

1570 Richardson Street Montreal, QC H3K 1G3 Tel: 514.932.0060 Fax: 514.932.9741 Fuel & Lubricants Direct

lubricants (synthetic)

Sinwal Enterprises Inc. TruChoice Div. of LMD Insurance

Alternative Coverage to WSIB, Group Benefits Consultants, Life, Investments, Travel. 2550 Matheson Blvd. East Suite #130 Mississauga, ON L4W 4C1 Toll Free: 800.236.5810 Tel: 416.748.9994 Cell: 416.704.0870

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


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


Fasteners, Fittings, Hose & Shop Maintenance supplies

insurance brokers

Dalton Timmis Insurance Group

Prolab Technolub Inc. 4531 Rue Industrielle Thetford Mines, QC G6H 2J1 Toll Free: 800.795.2777 Tel: 416.423.2777 Fax: 418.423.7619

insurance brokers

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


De-On Supply Inc. 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

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


Blue Water West Ltd. Suppliers of Esso Fuel and Mobil Lubricants to all sizes of businesses Bryson & Associates Insurance large or small, stationary or on the Brokers Ltd. go, on land or at sea. Bryson Insurance & Financial F.B. Feeney Hardware 3100 Underhill Avenue Services Ltd. “Serving the industrial and trucking Burnaby, BC V5A 3C6 “For All Your Trucking Insurance aftermarket since 1952.” Tel: 604.420.4331 Needs. Transportation Insurance, 7515 Kimbel Street Fax: 604.420.4137 Fleet Safety Management Services, Mississauga, ON L5S 1A7 Bonds, Health, Drug, Dental, Life Toll Free: 800.363.0639 & Disability Insurance. Same Day Tel: 416.750.4610 Quotes up to 10 units.” GPS SYSTEMS Other Tel: 905.405.1275 Toll Free: 800.661.5196 Fax: 905.505.0616 Fax: 905.426.4959



Vulcan On-Board Scales The CG & B Group Inc.

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

Dalton Timmis Insurance Group Dican Instruments Canada Inc.

P. O. Box 51016, RPO Tyndall Park Winnipeg, MB R2X 3C6 Toll Free: 877.778.4440 Tel: 204.694.1777 Fax: 204.633.0133

1100 Burloak Drive, Ste. 300 Burlington, ON L7L 6B2 Toll Free: 866.884.7569 Tel: 905.937.9652 Fax: 905.938.7405

730 Permit Services


AC Global Systems provides fleet owners the tools they need to get the maximum efficiency out of their “Serving fastener needs HUB International Ontario Ltd. mobile assets. Using GPS fleet for Industrial, Automotive & Transportation Insurance management our typical customer Maintenance Trades.” 33 Princess Street, Suite 501 Canadian Insurance Brokers Inc. saves 20% on their annual fuel 1100 Courtney Park Dr. E., Unit 5 Leamington, ON N8H 5C5 1 Eglinton Ave. East, Suite 415 costs. Mississauga, ON L5T 1L7 Toll Free: 800.463.4700 Toronto, ON M4P 3Z1 2795 Highway Drive Tel: 905.677.5088 Tel: 519.326.9339 Tel: 416.486.0951 Trail, BC V1R 2T1 Fax: 905.677.4917 Fax: 519.326.0128 Toll Free: 877.364.2333, ext 14 Fax: 416.489.5311 Fax: 250.483.6493 ••• fuel additives & ••• lubricants •••

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

Permits & services



Multi-Line Fastener Supply Co. Ltd.

Bennetts Power Service Products

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

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

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


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 Crois Carol Laval, QC H7W 1G3 Toll Free: 866.927.8294 Tel: 450.687.8294 Fax: 450.687.6963 Pressure Washers

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

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

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 August 2013   27

Pressure Washers

tire balancing

towing services

towing services

trailer manufacturers [ tankers ]

Transport Companies

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 Preventive Products

Corrosion Control Coatings Ltd. “Exclusive Canadian distributor of Tectyl® industrial Rust Preventive Products.” 106 Colborne Street P.O. Box 1088 Walkerton, ON N0G 2V0 Toll Free: 800.934.7771 Fax: 800.563.8078


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

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)

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 Tools


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 28   August 2013


trailer Sales, leasing, rentals & service

Action Automotive, Towing & Recovery “Meeting Your Service Needs in Eastern Ontario with a Mobile Mechanic on staff to assist you while on the road.” P. O. Box 126 Trenton ON K8V 5R2 Toll Free: 800.551.6151 Tel: 613.394.4924 Fax: 613.394.2428

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

Pat Rogers Towing 24 Hour Emergency Service Kingston, ON Toll Free: 888.221.3672 Tel: 613.384.2572 Traffic Offences`

Tiger Tool International Inc.

Unique, specialized tools to service the needs of the Light & HeavyDuty Equipment Industry. 34434 McConnell Road, Unit 160 Abbotsford, BC V2S 7P1 Toll Free: 800.661.4661 Tel: 604.855.1133 Fax: 604.855.4424

Fort Garry Industries

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


towing services

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


“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 trailer manufacturers

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


Stellar Roadside Assistance Ltd.

85 Pondhollow Road Sudbury, ON P3E 6C1

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


Titan Trailers Inc. 1129 Hwy #3, R. R. #3 Delhi, ON N4B 2W6 Tel: 519.688.4826 Fax: 519.688.6453 trailer manufacturers [ tankers ]

J P Towing Service & Storage Ltd

We are a family run business 185 Bartley Drive offering services such as Battery Toronto, ON M4A 1E6 Boost, Fuel Delivery and Winching We offer service to your light & including Heavy, Flatbed, Float medium duty vehicles in most Bedard Tankers Inc. Towing and Light Duty. Available 24 areas of Ontario, 24/7. Leader in Dry Bulk, Liquid, Liquified hours a day, 7 days a week. Simply dial... Compressed Gas & Cryogenic Road Toll Free: 855.424.2300 11 Glen Scarlett Road Tanker Trailers. Tel: 416.424.2300 Toronto, ON M6N 1P5 5785 Place Turcot Fax: 416.424.2303 Toll Free: 866.527.8225 Montreal, QC H4C 1V9 Tel: 416.203.9300 Tel: 514.937.1670 Fax: 416.203.9303 Fax: 514.937.2190

Best Transfer

6 Winer Road, R.R. #3 Guelph, ON N1H 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


A Towing Service Ltd.

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

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


tarps & tarping systems

Cramaro Tarpaulin Systems

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

GTA Trailer Rentals Inc.

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


Carmen Transportation Group

3700 Weston Road Toronto, ON M9L 2Z4 Toll Free: 866.857.5166 Tel: 416.667.9700 Fax: 416.667.8272 info@carmentransportationgroup. com www.carmentransportationgroup. com



Erb Group of Companies

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

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 Transport Companies

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


Atlantis Transportation Services Inc.

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

Star Van Systems

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

Transport Companies

Transportation Training

Transportation Training

Transportation Training

Transportation Training

Quality Custom

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

Transportation Training

Kee Training Academy “Your Goals Are Our Priority.” 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


Alpine Truck Driver Training Contact: Jack Lochand 595 Middlefield Road, Unit 10 Scarborough, ON M1V 3S2 Toll Free: 855.869.1222 Tel: 416.869.1222 Fax: 416.869.0222

Commercial Heavy Equipment Training Ltd. Contact: Dwight Nelson 2421 Cawthra Road Mississauga, ON L5A 2W7 Toll Free: 800.297.4322 Tel: 416.456.2438 Fax: 905.281.9637

Crossroads Training Academy - Barrie 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

Crossroads Training Academy Belleville Contact: Al Dykstra 53 Grills Road Belleville, ON K8N 4Z5 Toll Free: 888.771.1495 Tel: 613.771.1495 Fax: 613.771.1495 info@crossroadstrainingacademy. com www.crossroadstrainingacademy. com


Crossroads Training Academy Kingston Contact: Robert Barclay 1525 Centennial Drive Kingston, ON K7L 4V2 Toll Free: 888.282.6605 Tel: 613.389.6000 Fax: 613.389.1998 info@crossroadstrainingacademy. com www.crossroadstrainingacademy. com

Crossroads Training Academy Ottawa Contact: Brian Adams or Erica Kelly 2020 Bantree Street, Suite 200 Ottawa, ON K1B 5A4 Toll Free: 866.529.1113 Tel: 613.742.7499 Fax: 613.742.7899

Crossroads Truck Training Academy - Smiths Falls Contact: Brian Adams/Erica Kelly 10 - 12 Maple Avenue 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 or Krista Gray 505 Kenora Ave., Bldg. 1, Unit 1 Hamilton, ON L8E 3P2 Toll Free: 800.273.5867 Tel: 905.575.7606 Fax: 905.388.6699 or

Friendly Truck Driving School Contact: Thiru or Dhas Mahalingam 850 Tapscott Road, Unit 9 Scarborough, ON M1X 1N4 Toll Free: 855.414.3837 Tel: 416.291.9075 Fax: 416.291.1144

Greater Ottawa Truck Training Contact: Shahram Dowlatshahi 5 Caesar Avenue Ottawa, ON K2G 0A8 Toll Free: 877.468.8229 Tel: 613.727.4688 Fax: 613.727.5997

Jay’s Professional Truck Training Centre Contact: Jay Pootha or Chandrika Fernando 589 Middlefield Road, Unit 11 Scarborough, ON M1V 4Y6 Toll Free: 877.611.1511 Tel: 416.299.9638 Fax: 416.609.9814

Kim Richardson Transportation Specialists Inc. 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. 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: Brian Pattison 25 Vagnini Court Lively, ON P3Y 1K8 Toll Free: 800.719.9334 Tel: 705.692.9222 Fax: 705.692.9256

Ontario Truck Driving School Oldcastle Contact: Gus Rahim 2155 Fasan Drive Oldcastle, ON N0R 1L0 Toll Free: 866.410.0333 Tel: 519.737.7890 Fax: 519.737.1733

Ontario Truck Driving School Owen Sound Contact: Gus Rahim 1051 – 2nd Avenue East Owen Sound, ON N4K 1S3 Toll Free: 877.378.0444 Tel: 519.376.0444 Fax: 866.800.6837

Ontario Truck Training Academy - Brampton Contact: Yvette Lagrois 76 SunPac Blvd. Brampton, ON L6S 5Z8 Toll Free: 800.753.2284 Tel: 905.367.0066 Fax: 905.792.0985

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

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

Contact: Gus Rahim 427 Exeter Road London, ON N6E 2Z3 Toll Free: 800.799.5627 Tel: 519.858.9338 Fax: 519.858.0920

Contact: Mike Hummel & Kathy Buttars 1485 Rosslyn Road Thunder Bay, ON P7E 6W1 Toll Free: 855.247.4213 Tel: 807.476.1746 Fax: 807.476.1875

Taranis Training Ltd.

Ontario Truck Driving School - Tri-County Voc. Driver Training Niagara-on-the-Lake Schools Inc. Contact: Richard Wynia 480 Waydom Drive Ayr, ON N0B 1E0 Toll Free: 800.265.0400 Tel: 519.653.1700 Fax: 519.622.4002

truck delivery

College - Oshawa

Contact: Tanya Smajlagic 298 Grays Road, Unit 1 Stoney Creek, ON P3P 1L9 Tel: 905.573.3635 Fax: 905.573.8911

Contact: Gus Rahim 141 Mitton Street South Sarnia, ON N7T 3C5 Toll Free: 800.799.5627 Tel: 519.332.8778 Fax: 519.337.5911

1005 Richmond Street Chatham, ON N7M 5J5 Toll Free: 866.985.0077 Tel: 519.355.0077 Fax: 519.355.0066

Contact: Jim Campbell 281 Queenston Road Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0 Toll Free: 855.265.5627 Tel: 905.685.1117 Fax: 905.641.0533


Ontario Truck Driving School - Sarnia

Ontario Truck Driving School Ontario Truck Training Academy Chatham - Peterborough Contact: Gus Rahim

Ontario Truck Driving School - London

College - Brampton

Contact: Deborah Jollymore 200 John Street, Suite C5 Oshawa, ON L1J 2B4 Toll Free: 888.718.7467 Tel: 905.435.9911 x. 2010 Fax: 905.435.9985

Northstar Truck Driving School Ontario Truck Training Academy Contact: Robert Labute - Oshawa 5044 Walker Road Windsor, ON N9A 6J3 Toll Free: 877.967.0444 Tel: 519.737.0444 Fax: 519.737.0445


Contact: Martha Jansenberger 252 Queen Street East Brampton, ON L6V 1C1 Toll Free: 888.282.3893 Tel: 905.450.2230 x. 1610 Fax: 905.450.3041 martha.jansenberger@trios. com

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

Truck Training Academy of Stoney Creek

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

Valley Driver Training Contact: Jamie Fitchett 99 Cote Blvd. Hanmer, ON P3P 1L9 Tel: 705.969.8848 Fax: 705.969.0584 Truck & Trailer Repairs

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


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


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


Drive Star Shuttle Systems Ltd. 23 Industrial Drive Caledonia, ON N3W 1H8 Toll Free: 866.425.4440 Tel: 289.285.3021 Fax: 289.285.3026 truck equipment

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

Fort Garry Industries Sales and NSM certified installation of snow plows, sanders, mixers, dump bodies and more. August 2013   29


truck parts & supplies

truck parts & supplies

truck sales, leasing, parts & service

Texis Truck Exhaust



Morgan’s Diesel Truck Parts & Service Inc.

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


The Truck Exhaust Place Since 1982 we have been a one stop exhaust shop for the trucking industry as well as the heavy duty exhaust needs of industrial, farming, manufacturers and mining industry. We have been helping fleets, owner-operators, brokers, truck repair facilities, municipalities and manufactures get their equipment up and running and their trucks back on the road with minimal down time. 1365 Bonhill Road Mississauga, ON L6T 1M1 Toll Free: 800.385.8801 Tel: 905.670.0100 Fax: 905.670.8128 truck lighting & accessories


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

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

Fort Garry Industries

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

grande prairie

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


Fort Garry Industries

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


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


red deer

Fort Garry Industries

7947 Edgar Industrial Drive Red Deer, AB T4P 3R2 Toll Free: 866.297.0022 Tel: 403.343.1383 Fax: 403.347.8275 Manitoba


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

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 30   August 2013

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

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


Surgenor Truck Centre

truck transmissions, differentials & pto’s

Eastern Ontario / Western Quebec’s largest group of independent truck dealerships, has built a reputation as durable as the brands that we sell and lease. The Surgenor Truck Group includes two Truck Centres, one in Ottawa, and one in Kingston, C & R Transmission Service Ltd. as well as five service affiliates We service clutches also. (Brockville, Pembroke, Gatineau, 13 Anderson Blvd. and two in Cornwall) providing Stouffville, ON L4A 7X4 Toll Free: 888.297.0682 regularly scheduled maintenance Tel: 905.642.4556 as well as on-call 24/7 for roadside Fax: 905.642.2293 assistance, and parts delivery. 261 Binnington Court Kingston, ON K7M 9H2 ••• Toll Free: 877.548.1101 Tel: 613.548.1100 Fax: 613.548.4990

truck Wash Facilities

GTA Pressure Cleaning & Restoration

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


Canada-Wide Parts Distributors Ltd.

Barry Humphrey Enterprises Ltd. Truck, tractor and trailer storage with 14 acres of metal fencing and asphalt base. (3 minutes to the Linc & Red Hill Expressway). 721 Mud Street East Stoney Creek, ON Tel: 416.801.3142 Fax: 905.643.8256 Truck tire sales & service

truck sales, leasing, parts & service

Benson Tire 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

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

Ontario Regional Office

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

Levy Steering Centre Ltd.


Fort Garry Industries

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

Truck Storage Rentals

Fort Garry Industries Grote Industries Co.

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

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

truck transmissions, differentials & pto’s

Diesel Truck Parts Inc.


Fort Garry Industries

Truck tire sales & service

The largest Goodyear dealer in Ontario, offering over 15 locations equipped with 24 hour emergency service vehicles to handle all of your tire needs. 700 Education Road Cornwall, ON K6H 2W8 Toll Free: 866.623.6766 Tel: 613.933.1700 Fax: 905.689.3381

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

Awash Systems Corp.

Automatic Wash Systems & Water Treatment Recycling Systems customized to your requirements. 2211 Brant Street, P.O. Box 20070 Burlington, ON L7P 0A4 Toll Free: 800.265.7405 Tel: 905-662-2662 Fax: 888-407-9498

Alphabetical List of Advertisers

Advertisers by Product or Service

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Air Conditioning Sales & Service Wilson Instruments. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Ontario Trucking News

Accutrac Capital Solutions Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Airtab. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Atlantis Transportation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Ayr Motor Express. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49

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B B. Andrews Truck Service Centre Ltd.. . . . . . . . . 19 Bennett’s Power Service Products . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Benson Tire. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Best Transfer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Bluewave Energy (Parkland Corporation) . . . . . . 13 Brian Kurtz Trucking Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50

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C C.U.T.C. Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Canada Wide Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33, 49 Eastern & Western Trucking News CelluTrak. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1, 4

D Day and Ross Transportation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Dican Instruments. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Ontario & Eastern Trucking News Diesel Spec Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18, 51 Discount Truck Parts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Western Trucking News

E Edge Transportation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Western Trucking News Emergency Road Services Corporation. . . . . . . . . 1 Eastern & Western Trucking News

G GTA Pressure Cleaning & Restoration Ltd. . . . . . 17 Ontario Trucking News Gorski Bulk Transport . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Ontario Trucking News

H HanM Transportation Management Services Ltd..47 Ontario Trucking News Hotsy Pressure Washers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Western Trucking News

I IMT Corporation (Ingersoll Axles). . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Ontario Trucking News International Truckload Services Inc. . . . . . . . . . 48 Ontario Trucking News

J J D Factors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 JZB Road Lines. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Ontario Trucking News

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

L Levy Steering. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Liquid Capital Midwest Corp.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Ontario Trucking News

P Prolab Technolub Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1, 7

R Riviera Finance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Ontario Trucking News Rumanek & Company Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Ontario Trucking News

S SGI Canada . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Shell Canada Lubricants. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Shell LNG. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Western Trucking News Sirius XM Canada Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Star Van Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Ontario Trucking News

T Texis Truck Exhaust. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Ontario Trucking News Tiger Tool Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 The Fuel Lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 The Rosedale Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Traction Truck Parts & TruckPro . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Ontario & Western Trucking News TransX. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43, 52 Tunit & Bully Dog. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

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

W Wilson Instruments. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Ontario Trucking News Windshield Cam. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

page publications

Bankruptcies & Debt Consolidation Rumanek & Company Ltd... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Ontario Trucking News Diesel Performance Products Tunit & Bully Dog. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Emergency Road Services Emergency Road Services Corporation. . . . . . . . . 1 Eastern & Western Trucking News Employment Opportunities Atlantis Transportation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Ayr Motor Express. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Best Transfer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Brian Kurtz Trucking Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Day and Ross Transportation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Edge Transportation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Gorski Bulk Transport . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 HanM Transportation Management Services Ltd..47 International Truckload Services Inc. . . . . . . . . . 48 JZB Road Lines. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Kindersley Transportation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Star Van Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 The Rosedale Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 TransX. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43, 52

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

Factoring & Finance Accutrac Capital Solutions Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Ontario & Western Trucking News J D Factors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Liquid Capital Midwest Corp.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Ontario Trucking News Riviera Finance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Ontario Trucking News Fuels Bluewave Energy (Parkland Fuel Corporation) . . 13 Ontario Trucking News Fuel Saving Products Airtab. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Ontario Trucking News Diesel Spec Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18, 51 Fuel Treatment Products Bennett’s Power Service Products . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Prolab Technolub Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1, 7 GPS Systems Dican Instruments. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Ontario & Eastern Trucking News Insurance - Cargo SGI Canada . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Lubricants Shell Canada Lubricants. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Natural Gas Products Shell LNG. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Western Trucking News Permits & Waivers C.U.T.C. Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Pressure Washers Hotsy Pressure Washers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Western Trucking News Satellite Radio Sirius XM Canada Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Steering & Clutch Products Levy Steering. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Suspensions IMT Corporation (Ingersoll Axles). . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Ontario Trucking News Theft Prevention Products The Fuel Lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Tire Sales & Service Benson Tire. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Ontario Trucking News Tools Tiger Tool Inc .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Truck Exhaust Texis Truck Exhaust. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Ontario Trucking News Truck Parts & Accessories Traction Truck Parts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Ontario & Western Trucking News Truck Repairs B. Andrews Truck Service Centre Ltd.. . . . . . . . . 19 Ontario Trucking News TruckPro . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Ontario & Western Trucking News Truck Washing Facilities GTA Pressure Cleaning & Restoration Ltd.. . . . . . 17 Ontario Trucking News Video Recording Equipment Windshield Cam. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Weigh Scales (On Board) Vulcan On-Board Scales. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Western & Eastern Trucking News August 2013   31



British Columbia




red deer




NAPA Auto Parts


Smithers Parts & Service

D & S Auto

99 - 7th Street East Brooks, AB T1R 1C1 Tel: 403.501.5551

8045 Edgar Industrial Cr. Red Deer, AB T4P 3R2 Tel: 403.342.7884

3465 Victoria Drive Smithers, BC V0J 2N0 Tel: 250.847.4287

459 Government Street Dryden, ON P8N 2Z3 Tel: 807.223.3227

Sudbury Truck & Trailer Inc.


Traction 329 - 72nd Ave. S.E., Unit 82 Calgary, AB T2C 4X6 Tel: 403.279.2870


Traction Head Office 18532 - 116th Avenue Edmonton, AB T5S 2W8 Tel: 780.489.7555

edmonton north west

rocky mountain house

NAPA #6260 4528F - 47th Avenue Rocky Mtn House, AB T4T 0A9 Tel: 403.845.2709


Pelican Automotive 2330 Pelican Business Park Wabasca, AB T0G 2A0 Tel: 780.891.3600


British Columbia

18051 - 111th Avenue Edmonton NW, AB T5S 2P2 Tel: 780.444.4334

burns lake

edmonton south

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


NAPA Auto Parts 4657A 4833 - 2nd Avenue Edson, AB T7E 1T8 Tel: 780.712.4152

fort mcmurray

Paramount Parts Inc. 36 Riedel Street Fort McMurray, AB T9H 3E1 Tel: 780.791.3000

grande prairie


Polar Park Automotive 831 Hwy 16 West Burns Lake, BC V0J 1E0 Tel: 250.692.7501


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


Lickman Truck & Trailer Parts & Services Ltd. Bay 31B - 43915 Industrial Way Chilliwack, BC V2R 3A4 Toll Free: 877.772.6255 Tel: 604.793.9660


Taurus Heavy Duty Ventures Ltd



Triton Auto & Ind. Ltd.


1003 Industrial Way Squamish, BC V0N 3G0 Tel: 604.892.5951

30 Bancroft Street Hamilton, ON L8E 2W5 Tel: 905.561.0932



64 Water Street South Thunder Bay, ON P7B 6T3 Tel: 807.345.5882

Trailine Trailer Parts Ltd.

JD Truck Parts


10304A - 120th Street Surrey, BC V3V 4G1 Tel: 604.582.4888

790 - 10th Street Hanover, ON N4N 1S2 Tel: 519.364.1848



Bow Valley Machine

D & S Auto


williams lake


Unified Auto Parts Inc.


807 - 1st Avenue West Meadow Lake, SK S9X 1Y4 Tel: 306.236.4800

WL Forestry Supplies Ltd. 675 McKenzie Avenue Williams Lake, BC V2G 1N9 Tel: 250.392.6699

2405 Scanlan Street London, ON N5W 6G9 Tel: 519.455.3440




Traction 1940 Queen Avenue Brandon, MB R7B 0T1 Tel: 204.728.9573


Traction 200 Oak Point Highway Winnipeg, MB R2R 1V1 Tel: 204.956.9490

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


Traction 5915 Atlantic Drive, Units 6 & 7 Mississauga, ON L4W 1S4 Tel: 905.670.2868

New Liskeard

N. W. territories

High Prairie

fort nelson


CHR-ACK Parts & Repairs

Delta Mike Holdings Ltd.

north bay

4704 - 48th Avenue Fort Nelson, BC V0C 1R0 Tel: 250.774.3273

114 - 314 Old Airport Road Yellowknife, NT X1A 3T2 Tel: 867.669.6272

Service 1 Mufflers & More




NAPA Auto Parts 4236A 120 North Street Hinton, AB, T7V 1S8 Tel: 780.865.8800


Truck Zone Inc.

Pineridge Trailer & equipment ltd. 1875 Kryczka Place Kamloops, BC V1S 1S4 Tel: 250.374.3100


M&M Gas Diesel & Truck Parts

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

2621 Trout Lake Road North Bay, ON P1B 7S8 Tel : 705.497.0404

moose jaw

Golden West Trailer & Equipment Ltd. 1802 Stadacona Street West Moose Jaw, SK S6H 4N8 Tel: 306.692.7402

prince albert

Unified Auto Parts Inc. 365 - 36th Street West, Unit 7 Prince Albert, SK S6V 7L4 Tel: 306.764.4220


Traction 405 Park St., Regina, SK S4N 5B2 Tel: 306.721.8333




#2 - 2915 Faithfull Avenue Saskatoon, SK S7K 8E8 Tel: 306.244.9877

Traction Ottawa (605)

swift current


27523 Highway 62 South Bancroft, ON K0L 1C0 Tel: 613.332.5474

Central Valley Truck Service Ltd.


Richmond Hill

Traction Barrie (703)



255 Saunders Road Barrie, ON L4N 9A3 Tel: 705.792.1371

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

Southern Industrial & Truck Ltd


sault ste. marie

105 Adams Road Kelowna, BC V1X 7R1 Tel: 250.765.7738

medicine hat

prince george

Hydraco Industries Ltd.


2111 - 9th Avenue S.W. Medicine Hat, AB T1A 7G8 Tel: 403.526.2244

Visco Industrial


564 - 2nd Avenue Prince George, BC V2L 2Z9 Tel: 250.563.7778

1 Simpson Road Bolton, ON L7E 1E4 Tel: 905.857.2071

380 Industrial Park Crescent Sault Ste. Marie, ON P6B 5Y8 Tel: 705.759.8042

peace river



st. catharines

Peace Truck & Trailer Ltd.

NAPA Traction

Traction Cambridge (634)

Nick’s Truck Parts

9103 - 75 Street Peace River, AB T8S 1T2 Tel: 780.624.8655

1185 Hwy 97 North Quesnel, BC V2J 2Y3 Tel: 250.991.0650

1090 Fountain St. N., Units 12 & 13 Cambridge, ON N3E 1A3 Tel: 519.653.3427

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

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meadow lake

3020 Hawthorne Road, Unit 200E Ottawa, ON K1G 3J6 Toll Free: 800.396.2664 Tel: 613.742.1209

5205 - 65th Street Lloydminster, AB T9V 2E8 Tel: 780.875.7712


Traction 1751 Wentworth St. W., Units 3-6 Whitby, ON L1N 8R9 Tel: 905.432.2785

1051 Railway Street Kenora, ON P9N 3W8 Tel: 807-468.9894

2703A Kilpatrick Avenue Courtenay, BC V9N 6P4 Tel: 250.871.1191

5309 - 53rd Avenue, Hwy 2 West High Prairie, AB T0G 1E0 Tel: 780.523.4777 Toll Free: 877.523.4754

thunder bay

Tractor Trailer Service

5107 Keith Avenue Terrace, BC V8G 1K8 Tel: 250.638.0099

#4 16101 - 101st Street Grande Prairie, AB T8V 0P2 Tel: 780.538.3038

High Prairie Truck & Trailer Ltd.

510 Whissell Avenue Sudbury, ON P3B 2Z3 Tel: 705.673.3613

Brake & Drive Ltd. 1511 Cheadle Street West Swift Current, SK S9H 5G4 Tel: 306.773.7293

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


Pacesetter Trading Co. Ltd. 126 Industrial Road Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 2T9 Tel: 867.393.3902



British Columbia





Smithers Parts & Service


Ken Lapain & Sons Ltd


B. Andrews Truck Service Centre Ltd.

Wilson Truck & Trailer

Truck Zone Inc. 15816 - 111th Avenue Edmonton, AB T5M 2R8 Tel: 780.451.0225

Fort Saskatchewan

TruckPro Fort Saskatchewan (Applecart Logistics) 11401-85 Avenue Unit #13 Fort Saskatchewan, AB T8L 0A9 Tel: 780.998.5030

grande prairie

Bradvin Trailer Sales Ltd.

Peace Truck & Trailer Ltd. 9103 - 75th Street Peace River, AB T8S 1T2 Tel: 780.624.8655


Ontario Tel: 250.847.4287

Partco Truck Parts & Service


20 West Road Industrial Park Sundre, AB T0M 1X0 Toll Free: 800.372.7826 Tel: 403.638.3414

Bolton Truck & Trailer


Geeraert Mechanical Service 5911 B - 50th Avenue Taber, AB T1G 1W7 Tel: 403.223.8744

10920 - 87th Avenue Grande Prairie, AB T8V 8K4 Toll Free: 800.665.0509 Tel: 780.539.6260

British Columbia

high prairie

Lickman Truck & Trailer Parts & Services Ltd.

High Prairie Truck & Trailer Ltd. 5309 - 53rd Avenue, Hwy 2 West High Prairie, AB T0G 1E0 Toll Free: 877.523.4754 Tel: 780.523.4777


Truck Zone Inc. 5205 - 65 Street Lloydminster, AB T9V 2E8 Toll Free: 800.707.9209 Tel: 780.875.7712 th

medicine hat

Hydraco Industries Ltd. 2111 - 9th Avenue S.W. Medicine Hat, AB T1A 7G8 Tel: 403.526.2244

3465 Victoria Drive Smithers, BC V0J 2N0


25 - 43915 Industrial Way Chilliwack, BC V2R 3A9 Toll Free: 877.772.6255 Tel: 604.793.9660


Creston Truck Service Ltd. 400 Helen Road Creston, BC V0B 1B0 Tel: 250.428.5321


Central Valley Truck Services 105 Adams Road Kelowna, BC V1X 7R1 Tel: 250.765.7738

Prince George

Total Truck & Equipment Ltd. 9122 Rock Island Road Prince George, BC V2N 5T4 Tel: 250.564.6763

1 Simpson Road Bolton, ON L7E 1E4 Tel: 905.951.9111


Westmark Truck Centre Inc. 85 Devon Road Brampton, ON L6T 5A4 Tel: 905.791.7655


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


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


Voth Sales & Service Inc.


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




6755 Columbus Road, Unit #2 Mississauga, ON L5T 2G9 Tel: 905.670.3384

OK Tire Truck Repair

Quickfix Truck Trailer Repairs

39 Shorncliffe Road Etobicoke, ON M8Z 5K2 Toll Free: 800.661.6681 Tel: 416.236.1277

new liskeard

goulais river

Goulais River Truck & Tractor Ltd. 90 Highway 552 East Goulais River ON P0S 1E0 Tel: 705.649.4788


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


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

Serge G & D Repair Inc.

10816 Plank Road 19 Eden, ON N0J 1H0 Tel: 519.866.3459

214 Highway 11 East Hearst, ON P0L 1N0 Tel: 705.362.5633



W. Thur & Sons Ltd.

Parent Mechanical Services

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

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

6191 Atlantic Drive Mississauga, ON L5T 1N7 Tel: 905.696.6888

Pioneer Spring & Alignment 437136 Hawn Drive New Liskeard, ON P0J 1P0 Tel: 705.647.8707

401 Queensway West Simcoe, Ontario N3Y 5B3 Tel: 519.428.0501


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

thunder bay


Tractor Trailer Service

K.I.D. Truck & Trailer Service

64 Water Street South Thunder Bay, ON P7B 6T3 Tel: 807.345.5882

1090 South Service Rd. E., Unit A Oakville, ON L6J 2X8 Toll Free: 800.265.6291 Tel: 905.842.2942


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


Mobile Mechanical Services 11769 Hwy 64 Verner, ON P0H 2M0 Tel: 705.594.1319



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

J. Provost Contracting Ltd. 683A Hwy 17N Wawa, ON P0S 1K0 Tel: 705-856-4513 Saskatchewan


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


A-Line Frame & Alignment 3246 Millar Avenue Saskatoon, SK S7K 5Y2 Tel: 306.931.6612


Leo Jolicoeur Joins Drivewyze as Vice President of Sales & Marketing


urlingame, California - Drivewyze, which offers weigh station and inspection site bypass opportunities at both fixed weigh stations and roadside mobile inspection sites, has announced the appointment of Leo Jolicoeur as vice president of sales and marketing. Jolicoeur served as executive vice president and chief marketing officer for @Road, a leading

provider of fleet management services, before it was bought by Trimble in 2007. Under Jolicoeur’s tenure, @Road grew to an industry leader in mobile resource management services with more than 250,000 vehicles under subscription. Previously, Jolicoeur served as vice president of product marketing and service operations at WebEx Communications. Jolicoeur has also held senior level

positions at Infoseek and various product marketing and business management positions at Apple Computer and Digital Equipment Corporation. “We’re pleased to have Leo on board heading up our sales and marketing team,” said Brian Heath, President of Drivewyze. “Drivewyze, and its sister company, Intelligent Imaging Systems, have grown rapidly in the past two years. Still, with lead-

ers like Leo providing direction, we see even greater opportunities on the near horizon as we continue to deploy the first commercial vehicleto-infrastructure solution for large trucks and buses across the United States.” Jolicoeur said he sees incredible potential with Drivewyze’s cloud-based technology, which offers transponder-like functionality to tablets, smartphones and select Elec-

tronic Logging Devices (ELDs). Recent moves by major transportation companies to provide various intelligent transportation solutions more broadly to the market demonstrate that potential, he added. “The Drivewyze PreClear bypass system electronically connects trucks and commercial buses with weight and inspection stations through existing GPS and tele-

matics technologies at a fraction of the cost of traditional transponderbased systems,” Jolicoeur said. “I am excited to offer my expertise in helping Drivewyze deliver an intelligent vehicle-toinfrastructure solution that will move roadside inspection practices far beyond traditional compliance programs.” For more information, visit or call 888.988.1590.


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


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


Flying J Travel Plaza 11511 – 40th Street SE, Calgary, AB T2H 1L4 Tel: 403.720.0904 Fax: 403.720.4937 8 Diesel Lanes, Parking for 130, Showers (9), CAT Scales, TripPak. Hot food available. Denny’s.

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

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

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), CATScales.

Drayton Valley

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


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), CAT Scale.


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




Flying J Dealer

Flying J Travel Plaza

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


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

High Level

Flying J Travel Plaza 10529 – 96th Street, High Level, AB T0H 1Z0 Tel: 780.926.2066 Parking for 25. Hot food available.


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


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


Flying J Cardlock

34   August 2013

50 Pembina Road, Sherwood Park, AB T8H 2G9 Tel: 780.416.2035 Fax: 780.416.2084 8 Diesel Lanes, Parking for 140, Showers (9), Denny’s/Pepperoni’s, CAT Scales, TripPak & Bulk Diesel.


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


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

Annacis Island

Flying J Travel Plaza


2810 – 21st Avenue, Nanton, AB T0L 1R0 Tel: 403.646.3181 Fax: 403.646.2872 3 Diesel Lanes, Parking for 130, Showers (3), Humpty’s Restaurant and Papa Johns, CAT Scale.

Flying J Travel Plaza


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, Hot Food available.

Red Deer x

Flying J Travel Plaza


Flying J Cardlock

Flying J Travel Plaza


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

Sherwood Park

Flying J Dealer

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

Flying J Cardlock

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

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

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

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 and other hot food available.

Fort McMurray


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

7970 Lickman Rd., Chilliwack, BC V2R 1A9 Tel: 604.795.7265 Parking for 20, Showers (4) and hot food available.


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


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

Dawson Creek

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

Fort St. John

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

British Columbia


Flying J Dealer

Ontario, Eastern


Flying J Travel Plaza

63100 Flood Hope Road Hope, BC V0X 1L2 Tel: 604.886.6815 Fax: 604.886.6821 8 Diesel Lanes, Parking for 50 Showers (4), CAT Scales, Subway and other hot food available.

20382 Old Highway #2, Lancaster, ON K0C 1N0 Tel: 613.347.2221 Fax: 613.347.1970 11 Diesel Lanes, Parking for 110, Showers (9), Denny’s, CAT Scales, Bulk Diesel.

Flying J Dealer

Ontario, Northern


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


Flying J Cardlock

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

New Westminster

Flying J Cardlock

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

Prince George

Flying J Travel Plaza

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


Flying J Cardlock

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


Flying J Travel Plaza

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 & Bulk Diesel.

Portage La Prairie

Flying J Travel Plaza

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.

Flying J Cardlock

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


Flying J Travel Plaza

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


Flying J Travel Plaza 410 Government Road East, Kapuskasing, ON P5N 2X7 Tel: 705.337.1333 Fax: 705.337.1208 5 Diesel Lanes, Parking for 40, Showers (4) and hot food available.

Sault Ste. Marie

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


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


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


Flying J Travel Plaza 2492 Cedar Creek Road Ayr, ON N0B 1E0 Tel: 519.624.9578 Fax: 519.624.2587 Parking for 30, showers (4), Papa Joe’s & Hot Kettle, CAT Scales.


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


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 230, Showers (15), Denny’s/Pizza, CAT Scales, TripPak, Bulk Diesel.


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


Flying J Cardlock 2000 Clements Road, Pickering, ON L1W 4A1 Tel: 905.428.9700 Fax: 905.428.9633 5 Diesel Lanes, Parking for 50, Showers (7).

Ontario, Western


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. Québec


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


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


Flying J Travel Plaza 1 Rang St. Andre, Napierville, QC J0J 1L0 Tel: 450.245.3539 5 Diesel Lanes, Parking for 10, Showers (1) & hot food available.

Ste. Helene

Flying J Travel Plaza 569 rue Principale, Ste. Helene, QC J0H 1M0 Tel: 450.791.2232 Fax: 450.791.2495 6 Diesel Lanes, Parking for 10 Showers (4) and hot food available. Saskatchewan

Moose Jaw

Flying J Travel Plaza 370 North Service Rd. Hwy #1, Moose Jaw, SK S6H 4N9 Tel: 306.693.5858 6 Diesel Lanes, Parking for 20, Showers (4), Bulk Diesel & hot food available.


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


Flying J Travel Plaza 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, other hot food available & bulk food.


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

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


British Columbia


New Brunswick






Cougar Fuels Ltd.

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

RoadKing Travel Centre Strathcona Inc.

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



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

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

Strathmore Husky Travel Centre

436 Ridge Road Strathmore, AB T1P 1B5 Dogwood Valley Husky Services Tel: 403.934.3522 27051 Baker Road Fax: 403.934.3555 Hope, BC V0X 1L3 Email: hk7969@popmail. Tel: 604.869.9443 Web: Open 24 hours, 7 days, restaurant, cardlock, ATM, convenience store, showers. British Columbia



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

Chilliwack Husky Travel Centre Nisku Truck Stop

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


Husky Travel Centre

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

Medicine Hat

Husky Travel Centre

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

Petro Canada Card Lock

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

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


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.

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


Aulac Big Stop Circle K

Husky Travel Centre

1340 Trans Canada Hwy. Sicamous, BC V0G 2V0 Cool Creek Agencies Tel: 250.836.4675 7985 Lickman Road Fax: 280.836.2230 Chilliwack, BC V2R 3Z9 Contact: Shelley Arvandel Tel: 604.795.5335 Fax: 604.794.5080 Open 24-7, restaurant (6 am - 10pm), convenience store, Full-service islands, drivers’ lounge showers, laundry facilities, parking, & game room, convenience store, photocopier, oil products, ATM & fax showers, laundry facilities, parking machine. & CAT scale Manitoba



Petro Canada Southcoast Petroleum Ltd.

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

Petro Canada – Petro Pass

Petro Canada – Petro Pass

Husky Travel Centre

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).

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


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

Chilliwack Petro – Pass

Petro Canada Morris Husky

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

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

Grand Falls


Murray’s Truck Stop

Jepson Petroleum Ltd.

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

New Brunswick

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

Perth – Andover

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


Enfield Big Stop (Circle K)

6757 Hwy #2 Tobique One Stop Enfield, NS S2T 1C8 Exit 115, Perth – Andover, NB Tel: 902.882.2522 Tel: 506.273.9682 Fax: 902.883.1769 Fax: 506.273.9682 Open 24-7, full-service islands, Open 24-7, full-service islands, drivers’ lounge with large screen, drivers’ lounge, restaurant (6 am restaurant, satellite TV, convenience 11pm), convenience store, showers & parking. store, showers, laundry, parking & free high-speed internet. Truro Heights


Truro Heights Circle K

Salisbury Big Stop

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

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

Ontario, Eastern



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


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


Edmundston Truck Stop

Exit 19, 100 Grey Rock Road Edmundston, NB E7C 0B6 10 Acre Truck Stop Tel: 506.737.2010 902 Wallbridge Loyalist Road Fax: 506.737.2015 Belleville, ON K8N 5A2 Petro Pass Tel: 613.966.7017 315 Ouellette Street Fax: 613.962.4495 or Office at Open 24/7 365 days, full service Grand Falls, NB 613.966.4740 islands, diesel, cardlock, propane, Tel: 506.473.5575 lubricants, driver’s lounge and Fax: 506.475.9816 Web: business centre, seafood & burger Toll Free: 800.361.8322 Restaurant & Store - Mon-Fri 6 restaurant (Le Pirate de la Mer), am-11pm, Sat & Sun 7 am-8pm, convenience store, washrooms, Drivers’ lounge & game room, convenience store, showers, showers (4), laundry facilities, convenience store, showers, parking, Esso Card Lock & Retail parking for 75 trucks, double car laundry facilities, internet services, wash & 2 bay pet wash, Wi-Fi, ATM, Diesel, Wifi & Fax, laundry facilities and CAT Scale. fax & photocopier. showers, parking & CAT scale. August 2013   35

Ontario, Eastern

Ontario, Eastern

Ontario, Northern

Ontario, Western

Ontario, Western

Ontario, Western




Fort Erie


Beamsville Relay Station 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.


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.

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


Ultramar Fifth Wheel Truck Stop 1901 McConnell Avenue, Hwy 401 Exit 792 Cornwall, ON K6H 5R6 Tel: 613.933.8363 Fax: 613.932.3952 Open 24 hrs, diesel fuel, fullservice fuel islands, convenience store fuel bar, take-out food, CAT scale, Blue Beacon truck wash, propane, Sunoco Cardlock, restaurant, 200+ truck parking, private showers, laundry facilities, 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.



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



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.

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

Vankleek Hill


Herb’s Travel Plaza 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. 36   August 2013

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

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


Nairn Centre

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

Country Restaurant 220 Highway 17 West Nairn Centre, ON P0M 2L0 Tel: 705.869.4100 Fax: 705.869.6796


North Bay

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

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.

Fifth Wheel Truck Stop

Waubaushene Truck Stop 21 Quarry Road, Box 419, Waubaushene, ON L0K 2L0 Tel: 705.538.2900 Fax: 705.538.0452


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.


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).

2475 South Service Road, (Exit 431, Hwy 401, Waverly Road) Bowmanville, ON L1C 3L1 Hamilton Tel: 905.623.3604 Fax: 905.623.7109 Open 24 hrs., diesel fuel, convenience store, CAT scale, Marshall Truck & Trailer gasoline (self service), ATM, Repair & Truck Stop propane, convenience store at fuel 336 Kenora Avenue bar, Sunoco fleet fuel cardlock, Hamilton, ON L8E 2W2 full-service fuel islands, restaurant, Tel: 905.561.4712 private showers, laundry facilities, Fax: 905.561.7757 drivers’ lounge & arcade room, 100+ truck parking capacity, Web: motel (smoking & non-smoking), Open 24-7 for cardlock, open 7 Bell Canada internet kiosk, Irving am - 12 am Mon - Fri, 7 am - 5 cardlock. pm Sat, closed Sunday, full-service islands, drivers’ lounge, restaurant, Dorchester showers & parking


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


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


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

Port Hope

Fifth Wheel Truck Stop

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


Flying M Truck Stop

Fifth Wheel Truck Stop

Jeremy’s Truck Stop &

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

Angelo’s Truck Stop Quick Stop

4673 Ontario Street, (Exit 64 off QEW) Beamsville, ON L0R 1B4 Bradford Husky Travel Centre Tel: 905.563.8816 Hwy 400 & 88 Fax: 905.563.4770 Bradford, ON Tel: 905.775.5794 Open 24-7, restaurant, convenience store, laundry facilities, ATM, Hwy 144 @ 560A showers & parking


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

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.


Johnny’s Gas Bar

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

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


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

Ontario, Western



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



Montreal 5918, Rue Notre Dame Est

Estevan Husky Travel Centre

Montreal, QC H1N 2C5

201 – 4th Street,

Fax: 514.259.0910





Swift Current

Husky Bulk Sales

Irving 24

Tel: 514.257.8626


Estevan, SK S4A 0T5

Open 24-7, restaurant, convenience

Tel: 306.634.3109

store & laundry facilities.

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

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

Petro Canada – Petro Pass 402 – 51st Street East

Husky Travel Centre

Saskatoon, SK Tel: 306.934.6766

1510 South Service Road West

Fax: 306.668.6110

(Trans Canada Hwy 1 West)

Swift Current, SK S9H 3T1

Drivers’ lounge, convenience store, laundry facilities, ATM, showers,

Tel: 306.773.6444

scale & parking.


Seaboard Foods to Add 45 Natural GasPowered Kenworth Trucks


uymon, Oklahoma - When High Plains Bioenergy delivers biodiesel made from pork fat at its biodiesel plant, it will be using compressed natural gas (CNG)-powered Kenworth trucks to get the fat out. High Plains Bioenergy, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Seaboard Foods, produces more than 30 million gallons of B99 biodiesel annually from a variety of fats, including pork fat rendered at the nearby Seaboard Foods pork processing plant. The company now uses two Kenworth T660 day cabs powered by the new Cummins Westport ISX12 G heavy-duty natural gas engine to transport the biodiesel from the plant to regional biodiesel customers. In addition, Seaboard Foods Live Production Operations will be placing 43 Kenworth T800 short hood day cabs, also powered by the Cummins Westport ISX12 G engine, into operation hauling live animals from the farms to the company’s pork processing plant and animal feed from its feed mill operations to its farms. Seaboard’s live operations transport more

than 4 million market hogs annually from its farms to its Guymon, Oklahoma pork processing plant. “We see adding CNGpowered Kenworth trucks as a great opportunity to further our commitment to sustainability and environmental stewardship,” said Terry Holton, President and CEO of Seaboard Foods. “The availability of a 12-liter natural gas engine really makes it possible for our operation to run CNGpowered trucks because it provides the right amount of power and torque for the loads our trucks carry.” The Cummins Westport ISX12 G engine requires a single fuel source and can run on either CNG or LNG (liquefied natural gas), both of which are cost effective, low carbon and low emissions fuels. The natural gas engine uses a maintenance-free, three-way catalyst and does not require a diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) tank, diesel particulate filter (DPF) or selective catalytic reduction (SCR) technology. Kenworth currently offers the ISX12 G for the Kenworth T660 and T800 short hood (116.5inch BBC). Also available for heavier applications is

Kenworth’s T800 standard hood (122.5-inch BBC) with the Westport(TM) 15L HPDI technology natural gas engine. “Our past experience with our diesel-powered Kenworth trucks offers us confidence in the durability and reliability of these natural gas-powered Kenworths in the years to come,” Holton said. The CNG-powered trucks will be fueled using two new dedicated natural gas fueling stations that the

company has built and located near its biodiesel plant in the Oklahoma Panhandle. “With the right spec’ing choices, many operators like Seaboard have the potential to realize significant reductions in fuel costs and emissions, particularly if they’re replacing older diesel trucks with new Kenworth trucks powered by natural gas,” said Andy Douglas, Kenworth National Sales Manager for specialty markets.

Recently, the average cost of diesel fuel in the United States was just under $4 per gallon, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. The average price of a diesel gallon equivalent of CNG in the United States is nearly $1 less. “The new Cummins Westport ISX12 G engine also provides a better operational fit for many operators, such as Seaboard, because it provides as much as 80 hp of additional

power and 450 pounds of additional torque compared to the peak rating of the 8.9-liter Cummins Westport ISL G engine,” said Douglas. “The Kenworth T660 and T800 are both high-quality, rugged and reliable trucks that fit well into our sustainability and environmental stewardship program” Holton said. 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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Section Française

Fabricants de Remorques

Ventes en Masse Pour les Fabricants de Remorques Par Marek Krasuski


’industrie de la remorque est peutêtre loin de rejoindre les niveaux de production des nouveaux véhicules utilitaires, mais elle joue néanmoins un rôle crucial. Sans remorque, il n’y a pas des livraisons routières. Ces nombres relativement bas rendent peut-être compte de la priorité qu’accorde l’industrie du transport à l’innovation en matière de conceptions de camions, mais les promoteurs de remorqueurs affirment qu’il s’agit là d’une erreur de jugement coûteuse. Les études montrent qu’une réduction de 20% de la traînée aérodynamique résulte en une économie de 6% en essence à 30mph, une économie de 10% à 50mph et une économie de 14% à 80mph. Puisque l’essentiel de la traînée est due à la remorque - certains estiment jusqu’à 70%, les technologies aérodynamiques disponibles pourraient réduire la traînée de 40%. Les airtabs, les virures, les jupes aérodynamiques et les rétreints sont des appareils disponibles qui permettent de réduire la traînée. Séduits par la perspective de pareilles économies, certains fabricants et flottes marchandes sont en train de concevoir de nouvelles façons de diminuer les dépenses à travers des améliorations pour les remorques. Navisar, par exemple, est une compagnie qui investit dans les souffleries, les tests sur pistes et les évaluations des flottes pour réduire la consommation d’essence. Pour ce qui est des organismes de réglementation de l’industrie, la Smartway

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Transportation de la EPA aux Etats-Unis va donner son approbation à toute semi-remorque fourgon de 53 pieds qui réduit sa consommation d’essence de 5 pourcent. Cela peut se faire en combinant des pneus à faible résistance au roulement avec n’importe quel mécanisme d’augmentation de l’aérodynamisme. Malgré toute l’attention que reçoivent les camions, l’industrie des remorques montre des signes de croissance, grâce à des fabricants qui en 2012 ont ouvert et rénové des installations. Par exemple, Tremcar, basé au Québec, a ouvert une nouvelle installation à London, en Ontario, ajoutant un élément à sa liste d’installations basées dans cette province, ainsi qu’en Ontario et dans l’Ohio. Cette expansion coïncide avec l’une des plus importantes augmentations des ventes dans l’histoire de la compagnie et de l’industrie. En 2012, ce fabricant de transporteurs de vrac liquide et sec a accru ses ventes de 61 pourcent par rapport à l’année précédente. « Le rendement de Tremcar a été assez remarquable,  » observe Allan Paaren, vice-président de la compagnie, chargé des ventes en Ontario et dans les provinces maritimes. Le succès de Tremcar est largement attribué à la récente réussite de l’industrie pétrolière, mais Paaren loue aussi la fine stratégie de la compagnie. « Une part de notre succès vient de notre capacité à nous emparer de la demande en augmentant le nombre de nos installations et à

répondre rapidement aux exigences du marché. Il y a peut-être une demande, mais il faut être en mesure de la satisfaire, » dit-il. A cette fin, Tremcar a récemment entrepris des mesures pour accroître la récupération des vapeurs, en particulier sur les remorques à pétrole, pour augmenter la performance opérationnelle. La croissance exceptionnelle de Tremcar reflète une croissance générale de l’industrie. La production de remorques en 2012 a augmenté de 9.4% parmi les 25 plus grands producteurs, selon un rapport approfondi publié par Sur ces 25 compagnies, les 6 plus importantes ont produit les trois quarts des nouvelles conceptions. La production des remorques à plateau a connu la plus importante croissance, tandis que la production des semi-remorques fourgons reste importante. La compagnie Wabash National Corporation s’est aussi fortement développ é e . Tr a n s c r a f t , u n e compagnie subsidiaire de Wabash National Corporation et un fabricant majeur de remorqueurs à plateaux, a connu une croissance de 52 pourcent et a reçu un fort soutien de la part du président de la compagnie, Dick Giromini  : «  Ce fut une année phénoménale de transformation pour la Wabash National, comme le montre la progression constante, année après année, de nos résultats financiers. En particulier, les ventes nettes en 2012, qui sont de 1,5 milliards de dollars, marquent un nouveau record pour la compagnie, tandis que la marge brute de 1 1 , 2 % représente un sommet depuis 2004 et un progrès

annuel de 560 points de base, soit le double du rendement de l’an dernier, » a-t-il dit à Trailer Body Builders. Great Dane fut l’une des compagnies les plus performantes, ses ventes en 2012 ayant augmenté de 13 pourcent par rapport à 2011. Les remorques fermées, remorques à plateau et conteneurs frigorifiques se sont montrés les plus rentables. Reflétant la tendance à l’expansion, la compagnie a ouvert l’an dernier un nouveau site industriel réfrigéré en Géorgie qui, à performance optimale, générera 5000 produits par an. Le représentant au Canada de la compagnie, Glasvan Great Dane, basé au Mississauga, a reçu cette année le prix du fournisseur international Great Dane de l’année (Great Dane Tr a i l e r s Int e rna t i ona l Dealer of the Year Award), parce que son entreprise a affiché les meilleures ventes et en récompense de l’excellence du service à la clientèle. Le président de Glasvan, George Cogham senior, a attribué ce prix à « la qualité de nos produits, nos standards à la pointe de la compagnie en service à la clientèle et les connaissances exceptionnelles de notre équipe qui aide à garder ses produits sur la route. » Parmi les autres concurrents meneurs du groupe des 25 plus gros fabricants se trouve Manac, basé au Québec, et qui conçoit, fabrique et distribue des semi-remorques depuis presque 50 ans. Leurs ventes en 2012 avaient augmenté de 8 pourcent par rapport à 2011, et la compagnie s’attend à un rendement semblable en 2013 pour ce qui est de la production des semiremorques, remorques à plateau et remorques pour professionnels. Plus récemment, Manac a acquis la réputation de porte-étendard en matière de normes de sécurité, titre qui lui a été décerné par la compagnie

d’assurances Institute for Highway Safety, basée aux Etats-Unis, pour sa capacité à protéger les conducteurs et les passagers des voitures qui emboutissent l’arrière des remorques. Seuls les appareils de protection de la partie inférieure de la carrosserie faits par Manac, conçus pour empêcher le glissement des voitures sous la remorque, ont affichés des résultats satisfaisant aux trois catégories de tests. Une autre compagnie canadienne qui se joint à la liste des plus gros fabricants est Doepker Industries, basé à Anaheim en Saskatchewan, qui a pu se vanter d’une augmentation de 27 pourcent de sa production et d’une importante augmentation de 60 pourcent de ses revenus, grâce à un mélange de modèles et de dynamisme dans le secteur pétrolier. Grâce à sa gamme de production variée - remorques, plates-formes, bennes, camions a rideaux latéraux - elle s’est aussi distinguée dans le domaine forestier. Tandis que les ventes sont la priorité du marché des remorques, les agences de location, elles, s’attardent sur des objectifs spécifiques. Allan Paaren, de Tremcar, affirme que les remorques sont le plus souvent louées pour de courtes durées afin de remplir des objectifs spécifiques, et servent à pallier un manque d’effectifs chez des opérateurs en attente de nouveaux camions. Tremcar a fait appel aux services de Element Financial Corporation pour assister les clients avec les programmes de location. Les emprunts, contrairement aux achats, s’accompagnent de peu d’entretien et de coûts fixes sans investisse ments importants de capitaux dans de nouveaux achats. Pareillement, les locations libèrent du capital pour d’autres achats. Trailer Wizards

est une des agences de location les plus importantes au Canada. Cette entreprise souligne les nombreux avantages des programmes de location pour remorques neuves et usagées, sur des contrats de courte et longue durée. Des contrats de location simples et de locations-financement sont disponibles à coûts fixes, ce qui rend les dépenses prévisibles, et permet des locations avec options d’achats. Une étude des sites-web des fabricants et fournisseurs générera plus d’informations au sujet des alternatives de locations et emprunts. Il convient aussi de noter que les transporteurs canadiens à conteneurs frigorifiés pénétrant sur le territoire des Etats-Unis devraient vérifier l’impact des nouvelles législations sur le transport des aliments. La Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) des Etats-Unis est décrite comme le plus gros revirement dans la législation de la sécurité des aliments depuis des décennies. A cause du nouveau programme qui gouverne les compagnies alimentaires, les transporteurs devront s’assurer que leur chargement respecte les quatre sections de la loi. Ces sections comprennent une analyse des dangers, des mesures préventives, la traçabilité, le transport sanitaire des nourritures et la falsification intentionnelle des aliments. En d’autres termes, la FDA, qui a le mandat de faire respecter la loi, exigera la preuve que les aliments furent transportés à la bonne température durant le voyage. Les compagnies concernées sont encouragées à s’entretenir avec leurs fournisseurs d’aliments pour déterminer exactement quelles technologies et rénovations seront nécessaires pour satisfaire la nouvelle réglementation. On s’attend à la pleine mise en application des lois d’ici 2015.


Section Française

La Route Périphérique sur la Rive Sud du Fleuve Fraser Stimule l’Économie de la Colombie-Britanniques


elta, ColombieBritannique - La route périphérique sur la rive sud du fleuve Fraser est à ce jour terminée à 80% et sera prête à ouvrir en décembre 2013, comme prévu. C’est ce qu’ont annoncé Mme Nina Grewal, députée fédérale de Fleetwood-Port Kells, au nom de l’honorable Ed Fast, ministre du Commerce international et ministre de la porte d’entrée de l’Asie-Pacifique du Canada, ainsi que M. Todd  Stone, ministre des Transports et de l’Infrastructure de la Colombie-Britannique. La nouvelle route à quatre voies rendra le transport des marchandises et des personnes plus sécuritaire et efficace, ce qui contribuera à renforcer l’économie. «  Le gouvernement du Canada appuie le projet de la route périphérique sur la rive sud du fleuve Fraser. Ce projet apporte déjà des

avantages aux collectivités locales par la création de nouveaux emplois, et continuera à favoriser la croissance économique ainsi que la prospérité de la région et du Canada dans son ensemble », a dit Mme  Grewal. «  La nouvelle route changera grandement le cours des choses dans la région métropolitaine de Vancouver. Elle augmentera la capacité du réseau routier du Lower Mainland et le rendra plus efficace et fiable. Comme les autres projets liés à la Porte de l’AsiePacifique, la nouvelle route contribuera à augmenter les exportations du Canada vers les marchés en croissance rapide de la région de l’Asie-Pacifique. » «  La route périphérique sur la rive sud du fleuve Fraser est essentielle pour bâtir une économie vigoureuse dans l’intérêt des familles de la ColombieBritannique  », a indiqué M.  Stone. «  Ce nouvel

itinéraire, qui reliera les infrastructures portuaires, ferroviaires et routières clés, contribuera à élargir nos marchés et à accroître la compétitivité de la Colombie-Britannique. Il rendra aussi les quartiers plus sécuritaires pour les familles de la région en éloignant la circulation des poids lourds des rues résidentielles. » « Nous avons hâte que la route périphérique sur la rive sud du fleuve Fraser soit terminée en décembre », a dit la mairesse de Delta, Mme  Lois  E.  Jackson. « Cette nouvelle route va pallier un des plus sérieux problèmes de congestion routière du parc industriel Tilbury et rendra les déplacements plus efficaces pour les résidents et les entreprises de Delta. » Le projet de la route périphérique donne lieu à l’un des plus grands plans de mise en valeur de l’environnement et de l’agriculture pour un

projet routier en ColombieBritannique. Le projet comprend des travaux liés à un système d’irrigation à Delta, auquel sera consacré 20 millions de dollars. Ce système apportera de l’eau douce du fleuve Fraser à plus de 15  000  acres de terres agricoles, ce qui permettra aux agriculteurs de diversifier leurs cultures et d’avoir un rendement plus élevé. Ces mesures stimuleront l’économie et créeront des emplois. «  L’amélioration du système d’irrigation à Delta constitue un avantage énorme pour les agriculteurs de la région », a fait remarquer le président du Delta Farmers Institute, M. John Savage. « En d’autres mots, les agriculteurs auront accès à plus d’eau douce d’une meilleure qualité, ce qui augmentera le rendement des cultures. Ensemble, avec l’aide du gouvernement de la Colombie-Britannique, nous améliorons

l’industrie agricole et c’est une bonne chose. » La route périphérique sur la rive sud du fleuve Fraser est une route à quatre voies qui s’étendra sur 40 kilomètres. Le tronçon est, à Surrey, a ouvert en décembre  2012. Une fois entièrement terminée en décembre  2013, la route périphérique permettra de réduire d’une heure par jour le temps de déplacement des familles qui font la navette entre Delta et la route 1, à Langley. La route périphérique sur la rive sud du fleuve Fraser s’inscrit dans le cadre de l’initiative Canada Starts Here - The BC Jobs Plan. Ce plan vise à élargir les marchés pour les produits de la Colombie-Britannique, particulièrement en Asie, et à renforcer l’infrastructure permettant de mettre nos produits sur le marché. Le projet multipliera les débouchés économiques et commerciaux et créera 7 000 emplois à long terme

à Delta et à Surrey, grâce à de plus grandes possibilités de développement industriel le long du corridor. En outre, la construction de la route dans son ensemble entraîne la création de plus de 4 000 emplois. Dans le cadre de l’Initiative de la Porte et du Corridor de l’Asie-Pacifique, le gouvernement du Canada a versé 365  millions de dollars dans ce projet de 1,264 milliard de dollars. Le gouvernement de la Colombie-Britannique a fourni la différence. Pour des renseignements sur le projet de la route périphérique  : (en anglais seulement). Pour des renseignements sur les projets environnementaux liés à la route périphérique  : (en anglais seulement). Pour en savoir plus sur la porte d’entrée canadienne de l’Asie-Pacifique : www. portedelasiepacifique.


Lancement d’un Outil Interactif d’Aide à la Gestion de la Fatigue des Conducteurs


ttawa, Ontario L’honorable Lisa Raitt, ministre des Transports, ainsi que Mme Anne  S.  Ferro, administratrice de la Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) du département des Transports des États-Unis, ont annoncé aujourd’hui le lancement du Programme nord-américain de gestion de la fatigue (PNAGF), un site Web de formation et de sensibilisation à la gestion de la fatigue au volant des conducteurs professionnels d’autobus et de camions. «  Le lancement de ce programme est une excellente nouvelle  », a dit la

ministre Raitt. « Le travail que nous menons de concert avec nos partenaires va aider les transporteurs et les conducteurs à mieux gérer la fatigue au volant et à promouvoir la sécurité avec, pour résultat, une diminution des accidents liés à l’état de fatigue. » «  Nous pouvons contribuer à sauver des vies et à prévenir des accidents sur nos routes en offrant aux conducteurs et aux entreprises de transport des outils tels que ceux du site Web du Programme nord-américain de gestion de la fatigue  », a déclaré Mme  Ferro. «  Les conducteurs d’autobus et de camions peuvent utiliser

ces ressources très utiles, en plus de se conformer à nos règles sur les heures de service. » Le PNAGF est un programme de formation et d’éducation interactif à adhésion volontaire disponible sur le Web. Il a été conçu pour sensibiliser les conducteurs professionnels d’autobus et de camions, ainsi que les entreprises de transport aux facteurs contribuant à la fatigue et à leurs conséquences sur l’accomplissement des tâches, ainsi que sur la sécurité. Ce programme offre : des renseignements sur la manière de promouvoir

une culture d’entreprise contribuant à réduire la fatigue des conducteurs; une formation en gestion de la fatigue pour les conducteurs et leur famille, les cadres et gestionnaires d’entreprises de transport, les expéditeurs et réceptionnaires, ainsi que les répartiteurs; des renseignements sur les troubles du sommeil, leur dépistage et leur traitement; des renseignements sur la planification des déplacements et des horaires des conducteurs; des renseignements sur les technologies utilisées en gestion de la fatigue. Plusieurs partenaires ont

contribué à la conception de ce programme parmi lesquels figurent le ministère de l’Emploi et de l’Immigration de l’Alberta, le ministère des Transports de l’Alberta, la Commission des accidents du travail de l’Alberta, l’Alberta Motor Transport Association, la Commission de la santé et de la sécurité du travail du Québec, la Société de l’assurance automobile du Québec, la Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, l’American Transportation Research Institute et Transports Canada (TC). L’outil d’aide à la gestion de la fatigue que constitue le PNAGF ne vient ni remplacer ni supprimer les

règlements sur les heures de service de la FMCSA ou de TC. Les conducteurs et transporteurs professionnels qui sont soumis aux règlements de la FMCSA et de TC restent tenus de connaître les règlements respectifs sur les heures de service de la FMCSA ou de TC et de s’y conformer. Le PNAGF vient compléter ces règlements, améliorant ainsi la sécurité du transport routier tout en stimulant la vigilance des conducteurs et en réduisant leur fatigue. Pour en savoir davantage sur le Programme nordaméricain de gestion de la fatigue : www.nafmp. org.


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fter several months of concern for motor carriers over the future management of the Peace Bridge, Canada and the United States have finally reached an agreement that assures the Peace Bridge Authority will not be dissolved. The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) has received a copy of the “Peace Bridge Understanding,” which received initial approval in both the New York Senate and Assembly, and assures the 80-yearold committee will continue with a number of planned border projects. There was some cause for concern earlier this month as internal turmoil between U.S. and Can-

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Peace Bridge Authority Will Not Dissolve as Agreement Struck adian board members of the Peace Bridge Authority led to a bill passed by the New York State Senate to dissolve the Peace Bridge Authority. That is no longer the case. The Peace Bridge Agreement outlines three distinct project areas that are to be initiated “immediately and simultaneously”. They include: US Plaza Enhancements and Widening Project This will begin with a traffic study in July, with an eye to widening the plaza and enhancing the flow of traffic, after which an environmental review or EIS will be undertaken. The Pre-Inspection Pilot Program The PBA intends to proceed with any required review and approvals for the Pilot Program, which will provide for primary inspection of U.S. - bound trucks on the Canadian side of the Bridge. The Pilot Program is expected to last between 12 and 18 months. Va r i o u s U S P l a z a Improvement Projects •  The Gateway Ramp Project, which is designed to provide a direct connec-

tion from the Plaza to I-190 NB, eliminate the Plaza exit onto Baird Drive and remove Baird Drive from Front Park, and create a new entrance to the Plaza at Porter Avenue for all traffic coming from City streets. • The Customs Warehouse Project, which will provide a small addition to

a 1960s-era building and provide upgrades to meet post-9/11 security requirements and improve energy efficiency. • The Approach Widening Project on the U.S. end of the bridge, which will provide for better separation of truck traffic from automobile traffic, improve the flow of traffic to Nexus

booths, and provide a staging area for eventual redecking of the bridge. Empire State Development shall proceed with the acquisition of the ECH property. • The PBA and NYS will cooperate on the purchase of Busti Avenue by the New York State for the purpose of creating a neighborhood

buffer and potential other uses subject to further planning. In addition to confirming the undertaking of all these projects, the Agreement also stated that it is the PBA’s intention to maintain the authority’s current structure and to refinance any bonds due in 2014.



Health & Fitness

Healthy Foods, Healthy Weight By Dr. George I. Traitses


n Canada today, where food is abundant, affordable and irresistibly delicious, overweight and obesity are now an epidemic. As the epidemic keeps growing, weight loss and dieting have become major topics of conversations, media coverage and health care research. The secret to weight loss is simple: Consume fewer calories than the body uses. Any diet that limits caloric intake will do the trick. The problem is, when people go off the diet, they gain the weight right back. That happens because most diets require that we deprive ourselves of certain foods or food groups - and many can’t sustain this for long. Instead, research has shown that people respond better to positive messages. With some education, everyone can learn to form healthy eating habits and pave the way

to maintaining a healthy weight and improving fitness. Below you will find five simple tips that will help you eat healthier. 1. Choose Foods High in Fiber and Water The key to feeling satisfied without weight gain is adding water and fiber to favorite dishes and reducing fat. Waterbased soups or stews, for example, are more filling than their ingredients served as a separate meal. Fiber, which has been lacking in the typical American diet, is found mostly in vegetables, fruit, whole grains and legumes. It increases satiety, reduces hunger and can help manage weight. Unlike other food components, it passes through the digestive tract unchanged and unabsorbed, curbing hunger faster and longer. 2. Reduce Simple Carbohydrates Simple carbohydrates sugar, candy, pizza, chips,

cookies and bread that are not made from whole grains - are low in fiber and are rapidly broken down by the body, so they can be consumed in large amounts without feeling full. In some people, simple carbohydrates can trigger overeating, as well as blood-glucose slumps, which can lead to fatigue, headaches, craving sweets, depression, irritability and a host of other symptoms. 3. Stock Up on Healthy Foods and Snacks Eating well does not have to cost a lot of money. To lower your food expenses, consider buying meats in bulk, buying fruits and vegetables that are in season and sticking to serving sizes. In addition, keep a good variety of lowcalorie snacks available to satisfy cravings. Having carrot sticks, apple slices, whole-grain granola, fruit and raisins on hand can

prevent you from running to the snack machine or picking up fast food on the way home. 4. Read Food Labels Read food labels carefully to monitor your caloric intake and the serving size, while watching the list of ingredients. For decades, the food industry

has been motivated to increase portions and to load processed foods with appetite-stimulating salt, sugar and fat. Salt and sugar trigger their own appetite responses in the brain while fat enhances other flavors. Commercial

cereals often contain more salt than potato chips, and spaghetti sauce is loaded with more sugar than chocolate. The same happens in buffets, where everyone overeats - the variety alone is enough to keep you eating when you are no longer hungry. 5. Form Healthy Eating Habits Avoid eating in front of the TV or while busy with other activities. Pay attention to what you are eating, chew your food well and fully enjoy the smell and taste of your foods. Eat slowly, so your brain can get the message that your stomach is full. When eating out, read the menu carefully. Many restaurants now list the number of calories next to the meals or include a section of low-calorie dishes. To enjoy eating out without overeating, consider sharing your meal or ordering a half-portion or an ap-

petizer as a main meal, in addition to taking half of your meal home. Calories Count It takes an excess of about 3,500 calories to gain a pound - and a loss of 3,500 calories to shed a pound. One hundred extra calories a day can put on 10 pounds a year. To determine caloric intake in foods, you can go to a calorie counting Web site, such as www. calorie_counter.asp. There you can also keep track of the foods you eat throughout the day, as well as calculate the caloric intake you will need to maintain your current weight or to lose weight. Old Foods for New Weight Management Research shows that some foods can contribute to weight management as a part of a healthy, wellbalanced diet: • Replacing simple carbohydrates with eggs during breakfast helps improve satiety and reduce daily caloric intake. A high-quality source of protein, choline, folate, iron and zinc, eggs may promote loss of body fat and stabilize glucose levels. • Potatoes, rich in vitamins C and B6, potassium a n d f i b e r, h a v e b e e n ranked as a very satisfying food. French fries, however, don’t count their energy density is rapidly increased by the fats added in the frying process. • Eating yogurt in place of foods with the identical number of calories may also help in weight loss. Emerging evidence shows that calcium and protein from lowfat dairy products may help burn fat. For more information on health and safety visit the Ontario Chiropractic Association Web site at or call 877.327.2273. You can contact Dr. George I. Traitses at 416.499.5656 or visit www.infinite-health. com.


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Ontario Truck Driving Championships [OTDC]

OTDC Hosts 67th Competition at Brantford, Ontario Airport By Marek Krasuski


n a spirit of professional camaraderie truck drivers from around the province converged on the Brantford Airport July 12 to 14 to test their driving mettle against their peers in a variety of competitive events. This annual competition is an initiative undertaken by the Ontario Truck Driving Championships (OTDC) which, this year, celebrates 67 years of excellence. OTDC past president and sponsorship officer, Penny Rabishaw, credits the organization and the annual event as a forum for enhancing public awareness of the profession’s importance, the promotion of safety, and providing the opportunity for drivers to demonstrate their skills in several competitive categories. The event took place in Brantford, Ontario where 56 drivers from across the province came to demonstrate a multitude of skills and manoeuvres in five categories over two courses on the tarmac of the city airport. The Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO), a partner in safety with the OTDC, actively participated by holding its 20th National Safety Code Inspectors Challenge. OTDC president, Tom Mead, summarized some of the skill testing activities. “Drivers were tested on everything from safe entry and exit of trucks to and from the course. The competi-

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tion measured various skills, among them good judgement and the ability to manage trucks and trailers through obstacle courses,” he said. The weekend competition opened with the Mayor’s Welcome Reception at the Best Western Brant Park Inn, which included singing and dancing. The Skills Competition followed early Saturday morning and continued throughout the day. Rob

Marshall of Maple Leaf Foods won the Grand Champion award. Marshall received a 10k gold ring embedded with a diamond chip from Barb Woodward of Woodward Publishing. Woodward Publishing produces this magazine and its sister publications, Eastern Trucking News and Western Trucking News. The ranking of winners in each of the categories are as follows: Straight Truck: First place – Rob Marshall,

Maple Leaf Foods. Second place – Mike Hamilton, City of Brampton. Third place – Steward Jutzi, ERB Transport. Single Single: First Place – Clary Ward, Con-Way Freight Canada. Second Place – Shawn Pietracupa, Con-Way Freight Canada. Third place – Ricardo Santos, FedEx Freight Canada. Single Tandem: First Place - Bert Weykamp, Con-Way Freight Canada. Second Place – Bryon Winfield, Home Hardware Stores Ltd. Third Place – Jason Wingle, Con-Way Freight Canada. Tandem Tandem: First Place – Rennie Barran, Speedy Transport Group. Second Place – Tom Griffiths, Maple Leaf Foods. T h i r d P l a c e – S h aw n Matheson, Home Hardware Stores. B–Train: First Place – Jim Schaefer, Tim Hortons. Second Place – Aaron Keershaw, Tim Hortons. Third Place – Edward Connors, Molson Coors. Perfect Pre-Trip winners were Rob Marshall, Shawn Pietracupa, Shawn Matheson and Greg Arnold. The MTO Award was received by Rob Marshall and first place in the women’s category, Powder Puff, was Nicole Kershaw. Second and third places went to Kelly Wilson and Tricia Singh Barran respectively. Rennie Barran of Speedy Transport Group won the Rookie of the Year award. First place winners took home a $300 prize; second

place earned $200 and third place finalists received $100. The Highest Points winner, Rob Marshall, and Rookie of the Year winner, Rennie Barran, both took home $100. Contestants were joined by crowds of industry supporters on hand to witness the precision and skills of Ontario’s finest professional drivers. Prizes were conferred upon winners and runnersup at the Awards Banquet, also at the Best Western, following what was described as a delicious dinner. A Farewell Breakfast opened by Rev. Don Harrison of Open Road Chapel concluded the weekend festivities on Sunday morning. The winners and their representatives will

move on to compete at the National Professional Truck Driving Championships in Abbotsford, British Columbia September 19th to 22nd. Winners from each of the provincial championships held across the country will compete in five vehicular classes. The event will be held at the Ramada Plaza and Conference Centre. The OTDC championships were or igin ally formed to create greater public awareness of truck driving as an important and essential profession. For 67 years the OTDC has served as a tool for drivers to display the skills, knowledge and professionalism required to conduct business on Ontario’s roads and highways.



Transport for Christ

God’s Best for You

By Chaplain Len Reimer


t does not make any difference who you a r e, w h a t y o u d o ,

where you live, or what your vocation is. Friend, here is the most important key to finding that God’s best for you. You must have faith in the Lord God for every area of your life. He knows all things, is all powerful, and He loves you perfectly, which means that He can and will arrange every circumstance of your life to work out for your best if you will trust Him with all your heart. It all begins with cen-

tering your trust in Him. You are to rely upon God only, and not upon your wisdom or understanding. You see, there are some things that you will never be able to understand with your limited knowledge. Therefore, you must rely on God’s profound wisdom for your life. You are to respect Him as your God. You should stand in awe before Him, worship Him, and obey Him. Friend, if you do not respect and

honor God, you cannot expect to be wise. You see, wisdom starts with fearing Him. Prov. 9:10 reads: The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. Knowledge of the Holy One results in understanding. He is the only one who has the authority to govern every area of your life. You are to reject evil. Everyone faces evil at one point or another and you are going to be tempted to sin. God will not eliminate

your temptations, trials, heartaches, burdens, or defeats. Rather, you must trust Him to help you flee from all evil. God will make your path straight. In other words, God will guide you and make your life easier. That doesn’t mean you won’t have any obstacles along the way; rather, it means that God will either remove them or enable you to overcome them. God will bring health to your body. Now, not everyone who

is sick is living in sin. H o w e v e r, m o s t o f u s would admit that sometimes we disobey God by using our body unwisely, and that often results in sickness. Therefore, trust His clear guidance to lead you to better health. Friend, if you want your life to be the very best it can be, you must put your full trust in God, you must honor Him as your Lord, and you must obey Him in every area of your life.


Mack Customer Success Story

For NTS, Helping Others Helps the Business


n 2008, as the Great Recession ran the trucking industry off the road, Cindy Normandin found an opportunity to assist a friend… and herself. The friend had worked his entire life to

build a trucking company, only to see it dwindle in the downturn. As co-owner of the successful Braun’s Express in Hopedale, Massachusetts, Cindy knew she could help the friend into a well-deserved retirement.

She discussed the situation with her husband and coowner, David Normandin, and bought his business all of five trucks and some property. “I said, ‘Let’s see what we can do with it, what other

markets we can get into.’ My husband said if it didn’t work, it would be mine to close.” As it turns out, it was hers to expand. In the five years since then, Normandin Transportation Services (NTS) has grown in customers, employees and vehicles, from the initial five trucks to a fleet of 65. The company reached out to new customers and now does point-to-point line hauling throughout the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and Midwest. The road to success wasn’t easy for the former teacher who left her profession in 1985 to join her husband in the trucking business. But through her enterprise, Normandin turned the corner, and a profit, with the help of other forwardthinking people. “I never thought I was held back in the trucking industry before, but I did meet some barriers,” she said. “The trucking business can be difficult. There are a lot of rules and regulations.” And then there was the challenge of scale. In the beginning, potential customers considered her company too small to deliver. “If you tell people you only have five trucks, are they going to hire you?” The company had to grow to survive.” One of the smallest com-

From left: Stephen, David and Cindy Normandin, with Matthew Cann. panies found an ally in one of the biggest. “I gained a Fortune 500 company as a customer who wanted to support diversity. They helped me achieve national certification as a woman-owned business,” Cindy continued. She also received support from another industry leader, Mack Trucks, and sales representative Jim Lavoie at Ballard Mack in Worcester, Massachusetts. Within the past year, NTS has purchased seven new MACK® Pinnacle™ tractors with 445 hp MP8 engines, 9-speed transmissions and 70-inch midrise sleepers. The trucks feature idle-free auxiliary power units that use a dedicated battery bank to provide in-cab comforts without burning diesel fuel. “The drivers say the trucks are great,” Cindy said of the new Pinnacle models. “They have a lot of power, and the interiors are comfortable.”

Fuel efficiency counts a lot for a company that participates in the EPA’s SmartWay program, which promotes strategies and products to reduce fuel consumption. “The trucks are still in the break-in period but they’re doing very well. We generate weekly reports and post them at every terminal with the drivers’ MPG ranking. The drivers all look to see where they are on the ranking. We have quite a few people above 6.5 mpg. The highest this week was 6.95 mpg.” In addition to the drivers and Mack, she credits much of her success to family members, including her husband and the two newest members of the team - son Stephen Normandin and son-inlaw Matthew Cann. They are the next generation of innovators and, not surprisingly, some of her best friends.


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Healthy Living

Coconut Oil, The Uses Are Endless

By Brenda Ricker


oconut oil has a bit of a craze surrounding it. People have put together hundreds of different uses for

this beneficial oil. Coconut oil has found its way into pantries, medicine cupboards, and even first aid kits. Some of the uses seem bizarre, but coconut oil has garnered this newfound fame for good reason. For years coconut oil had a bad name, but today it is one of the healthiest oils with so many applications. It has antimicrobial, antioxidant, antifungal, antibacterial, anti-inflam-

matory, anti-parasitic, and antiviral qualities. It also aids in the absorption of vitamins and minerals. The immune boosting properties make it the perfect oil to use in so many ways. We all know we have got to get away from toxins and chemicals in products we use every day. Here are a few examples that can help you do this: Moisturizer - an excellent way to soften and hy-

drate dry, rough, or damaged skin. Dandruff - massage the oil into the scalp to ease symptoms of dandruff, both itching and flaking. Lip balm - coconut oil protects the lips and also offers some protection from the sun. Pet care - both inside and out. Diaper rash - helps heal mild diaper rash gently and effectively. Other examples of coco-

nut oil use include shaving cream, after-shave, hair conditioner, acid reflux, eye cream, toothpaste, eczema, hemorrhoids, sun-

burn, and many others. Email me and request my 50 best uses of Coconut Oil at Health_you_deserve@



Fraser Perimeter Road Grows B.C.’s Economy


elta, British Columbia - The South Fraser Perimeter Road (SFPR) is now 80 per cent complete and on-track to open in December 2013, announced Nina Grewal, Member of Parliament for Fleetwood - Port Kells, on behalf of the Honourable Ed Fast, Canada’s Minister of International Trade and Minister for the AsiaPacific Gateway, and British Columbia Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Todd Stone. The new four-lane route will strengthen the economy by improving the safe and efficient movement of goods and people. “The Government of Canada is supporting the new South Fraser Perimeter Road project, which has already brought benefits to local communities through new jobs, and will continue to bring economic growth and prosperity to the region and the rest of Canada,” said Grewal. “The new road will make a significant difference in the Metro Vancouver region through improved efficiency, reliability and capacity of the Lower Mainland road network, and like other Asia-Pacific Gateway projects, it will help increase Canada’s exports to fast-growing 44   August 2013

markets throughout the Asia-Pacific region.” “The South Fraser Perimeter Road is critical to building a strong economy for B.C. families,” said Stone. “This new route will help expand our markets and make B.C. more competitive by connecting key port, rail and highway infrastructure. It will also make communities and neighbourhoods safer for families by removing heavy truck traffic from residential roads.” “We are looking forward to the completion of the South Fraser Perimeter Road in December,” said Delta Mayor, Lois E. Jackson. “This new route will alleviate some of the worst traffic congestion in the Tilbury Industrial Area and will improve transportation efficiency for Delta residents and businesses.” The SFPR includes one of the largest environmental and agricultural improvement plans for a highway project in B.C. Part of this work includes a $20-million irrigation system in Delta, which will bring fresh water from the Fraser River to more than 15,000 acres of farmland. This will allow farmers to grow more diverse and higheryield crops, help grow the economy and create

more jobs. “These upgrades to the Delta irrigation system are a huge benefit to local farmers,” said Delta Farmers Institute President John Savage. “It means farmers will now have access to better quality fresh water and more of it, which will increase crop production. Together with the help of the government of B.C. we are improving the farming industry and that is good news.” The SFPR is a 40-kilometre, four-lane highway along the south side of the Fraser River. The eastern portion in Surrey opened in December 2012. Once complete in December  2013, the SFPR will cut commute times for families travelling roundtrip from Delta to Highway 1 in Langley by an hour a day. The SFPR supports Canada Starts Here - The BC Jobs Plan. The plan is working to expand markets for B.C. products, particularly in Asia, and strengthen infrastructure to get our goods to market. The project will improve economic and business opportunities and lead to 7,000  longterm jobs in Delta and Surrey through improved industrial development opportunities along the

c o r r i d o r. I n a d d i t i o n , more than 4,000 jobs are being created during construction of the entire project. The Government of Canada through the AsiaPacific Gateway and Cor-

ridor Initiative provided $365 million towards the $1.264 billion project. The government of B.C. contributed the remainder. For information about the SFPR project, visit www.sfprconstruction.

ca. For information about SFPR environmental projects: More information on Canada’s Asia-Pacific Gateway can be found at: www.asiapacificgateway.



GPS Systems

The Dangers of Raised Dump Boxes By Diane Shirchenko


aised dump boxes cause damage to property, vehicles and people! One would assume that this is a rare occurrence, but surprisingly enough it’s more common than you think. Human error or mechanical error, either way you slice it, when a box comes up in transit or an operator forgets to put it down before driving the vehicle, the damage is usually significant and the potential for physical harm is greatly increased. Case in point: September 19, 2012, Niagara Falls, Ontario – a dump truck driving south on the QEW with the box in the elevated position struck the concrete Lundy’s Lane overpass. Due to the speed of the truck and the force of the impact the box completely sheared off the chassis, hit a vehicle travelling behind it and caused life threatening injuries to

the driver. You don’t want this happening on your watch! Sure, not all accidents are of a nature in which lives are threatened, but that’s not the only thing to consider. How about the bottom line of your budget? How about your insurance rating? Garage door headers, trusses, power lines, telephone lines, etc. are common targets of raised boxes and they are not inexpensive to replace. Damage can quickly mount into the tens of thousands of dollars. That does not feel good when one is doing the books, nor do the insurance companies like absorbing those costs. This is why DiCAN has developed the DBSA-12 raised box sensor. The DBSA-12 is an enclosed programmable timer that receives feedback from a magnetic switch to indicate the position of the

dump box on equipment such as dump trucks, snow plows, packers and any other type of equipment where position indication is required. The compact control panel incorporates a 1/2” snap-fit red incandescent lamp and a 90dB continuous buzzer for immediate notification to the operator that the box is raised during transit. This control panel is typically located in the cab of the vehicle within visual range of the operator. The rhodium contact reed switch is constructed with the reliable

ALNICO 5 magnet which is 100% tested for reliability and performance. With a standard 2” operating gap and a 24” stainless steel armored cable, the switch is designed for multiple applications with proven success. Typical installations see the DBSA-12 tie into the air brake or parking brake signal so that it is active when the brakes are released but passive when the brakes are applied. The system can be active at all times as well. Why take a chance with the safety of your oper-

ators and innocent bystanders? Why subject the bottom line of your budget and your insurance rating to the inherent risks of dump box operations? Instead, why not enjoy the added safety and peace of

mind that equipping your trucks with the DBSA-12 raised box sensor can bring. For more information call DiCAN at 866.884.7569 or visit our website at www.


Toronto Regional Truck Driving Championships


oronto, Ontario – The Canada Cartage driving team celebrated a champion

performance on June 15th at the Toronto Regional Truck Driving Championship, winning six out of eight categories. The annual competition tests professional drivers from across the GTA with obstacles that simulate real-road situations, and a written evaluation on subjects such as brake adjustment, driving habits, and first aid. Seven different obstacles were used on the course to represent challenging driving scenarios, including: Right hand turn, Serpentine, Alley Dock, Offset Alley, Parallel Park, Diminishing Clearance, Straight line, and Stop Line. Coached by Steve Duffy from the national safety team, Canada Cartage took top honours in the straight truck, single-single, tandem-tandem, grand champion, and rookie of the year categories, and was awarded “Team of the Year” for receiving the highest combined points total at the event. Awards were handed out to the five professional drivers representing the Canada Cartage team: Preetpal Nijjar – 1st Place Tandem/Tandem, Grand Champion

Kevin Bradshaw – 1st Place Straight Truck and Rookie of the Year Marc LeFebvre – 1st Place Single/Single Adam Shields – 3rd Place Tandem/Tandem Conrad Douglas – Participant – Team of the Year Team Canada Cartage – Team of the Year Fresh off their success at the regional championships, the Canada Cartage team will look ahead to competing in the 67th annual Ontario Truck Driving Championships this July. The Toronto Regional Truck Driving Championships and the Ontario Truck Driving Championships are held annually and eligibility is open to any professional driver

for public carriers, private companies, driver services, and owner/operators in the region. About Canada Cartage Founded in 1914, Canada Cartage is Canada’s largest provider of outsourced fleet solutions, providing dedicated equipment and drivers to both small and large firms. Canada Cartage also provides a complete range of supply chain and logistics services under its subsidiary companies including Direct Distribution Centres, Direct2Home and Freight Management Services. For more information, visit or see Canada Cartage’s LinkedIn profile.


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The Safety Tip Adviser

Load Security Safety Applies to Us All

By Alvis Violo


ransporting loads can be a very dangerous procedure. It might seem like a simple task of getting things from one place and bringing them to another, but loading, unloading and transporting cargo can cause serious injury and even fatalities. People handling cargo are exposed to serious danger in that heavy objects may hit or fall on them if they don’t follow the right practices in securing loads. Drivers can also have accidents if they don’t drive safely while carrying heavy cargo. The same thing can happen if the weight of the cargo is not distributed well, a situation which could compromise the driver’s control of the vehicle. What makes transporting

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loads more dangerous is the possibility of risking the lives of other drivers on the road. This can happen when loads are not securely fastened to the vehicle and end up rolling onto the road and hitting other vehicles. Now that you know how hazardous transporting loads can be, it’s time to learn more about securing loads properly. Here are some recommended guidelines. Take care that loading areas have good lighting and that they are removed from both vehicles and pedestrians. Loading areas should be firm, flat and free from potholes and other obstructions that may cause slips or trips. Be sure to inspect the vehicle and make sure that horns, reflectors, lights and other safety features are in good condition. Provide guards for dangerous parts of the vehicle such as chain drives, power takeoff and exposed exhaust pipes. Before loading, ensure that the vehicle’s brakes are applied and stabilized. Clean off any junk or loose materials (crates, cables, wires, chains, and

bins) in the vehicle before loading tools or equipment. A rule of thumb when securing cargo in a vehicle is one tie-down must be used for every ten feet of cargo. Make sure, though, to use at least two tie-downs for any cargo regardless of its length. Use a red flag to mark loads that extend more than two feet beyond the body of the vehicle. When transporting cargo at night, use a red light instead. Use at least 4 binders for loads

like pipes and logs that are 27 feet long and ensure that the spacing between binders is equal. Never load unsecured items on the backseat or rear window deck of the vehicle. This can cause the load to hit passengers or the driver when the vehicle comes to a sudden stop. As much as possible, use a compartment or tool box to keep small items secure in a vehicle. If this is not feasible, use a tarp to cover the small items,

making sure that the tarp is securely tied down with ropes or straps. When on the road, stop frequently to check your cargo. This is all the more necessary when traveling long distances. One last point: Unloading cargo can be as dangerous as loading and securing it. Please remember that we should all remain cautious when unloading tools, equipment and other materials from our vehicles. Drive safe, think positive

and be prosperous. Alvis Violo is the C.E.O. of Emergency Road Services Corporation., a coast to coast 24 hour bilingual roadside assistance company dedicated to the trucking industry in Canada and the U.S. For more information, visit www. emergencyroadservices. com or call 877.377.2262. Please send your questions, feedback or comments about this column to


Trucking for a Cure

Davy Truck Sales Presents $2,300 Cheque to the Convoy


avy Truck Sales just recently came on board as a sponsor for Trucking for a Cure. On May 26, 2013 at the Road today Truck Show in Brampton, Ontario, Davy surprised the Trucking for a Cure team by presenting them with a cheque in the amount of $2,300. Davy Truck Sales has a program that a certain amount from

each truck sale will go towards the Trucking for

a Cure team and the fight against breast cancer. The

team was thrilled with the cheque and posed for pictures. Davy Truck Sales certainly means business and has proved that right out of the gate. Thank you to the team at Davy Truck Sales for their kind donation and hard work. To learn more about Davy Truck Sales please visit their website at www.davytrucksales. com.




he Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) and its members are vocal supporters of the need for a more regimented system of enforce-

Time for Fairness Review in Enforcement ment to be put in place so that users of livestock transportation services can only use trained and certified drivers to move livestock.

CTA has advocated that all members of the supply chain who utilize uncertified drivers should be fined and enforcement should be at pickup and delivery.

In Memoriam

Top-Notch Truck Driver & Former OTA Road Knight Roger Lionel Levesque – July 16, 1944 – June 18, 2103


oger Lionel Levesque of Charlo, beloved husband to Fernande and an exemplary member of the OTA Road Knight Team, passed away last month at the Campbellton Regional Hospital on June 18, 2013 at the age of 68 in New Brunswick after he lost

control of his ATV. As an employee at Thomson Terminals Limited and a Road Knight from 2007-2008, Roger inspired countless youth to get involved in the trucking industry through his enthusiasm and passion for his work. Roger devoted his entire working life to the trucking industry. He was top-notch truck driver and former

Grand Champion and winner of multiple truck driving championships.


CTA has also been calling for more fairness in how and why fines are levied on violators in the supply chain. Recently CTA raised two such matters with CFIA - in-transit losses (hogs) and lost tags intransit. Recent research conducted by officials at the University of Guelph and the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture has shed some light on why hog haulers in many circumstances should stop being fined for in transit losses. Currently, when hogs die in-transit the transporters may be held liable and issued fines by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA).  The rational for this practice is that if three or more hogs die on route, there was likely some sort of mal-practice on the part of the driver, for example, going over capacity or driving recklessly. “This point has long since been an issue for those represented by the Livestock Transporter’s Division of the CTA, as many have emphatically insisted that they abide by industry best-practices and should not be held

liable for these deaths, now we have the research to prove it,” said Stephen Laskowski, Senior Vice President, Canadian Trucking Alliance. In the past because the hogs that died in-transit were seldom subject to an autopsy, these deaths were simply believed to be as a result of stress, heat and in some cases drive mal-practice- a point the drivers had no way of disproving. Recent research titled ‘Investigating in-transit losses of market hogs’ has largely disproved these beliefs, demonstrating the overwhelming majority of in-transit losses of market hogs are due to preexisting heart conditions in the hog. “Based on this new research, CTA is requesting that CFIA review its enforcement policy regarding in-transit losses and hogs; unless CFIA can dispute these findings we see no reason why trucking companies should be paying these fines,” added Laskowski. In addition, CTA is asking once again that CFIA, in the interest of fairness, to review its fining policy regarding the issue of lost tags in the transit of animals. Currently, in order

to facilitate traceability throughout Canada, many species are currently required to bear approved RFID tags. Tags are applied to animals by their owner or an approved tagging facility, and it is prohibited to transport animals not bearing an approved tag. Should an animal be transported not bearing an approved tag, the producer, transporter and receivers are currently subject to enforcement action by the CFIA. CTA does not dispute the necessity for tagging or its enforcement, however, the issue of who is liable for missed or otherwise lost tags remains a salient issue. “It is the CTA’s position that because the transporter is in no way responsible for the tagging process, they should not be held liable for failures in this area, as is current practice.  It’s like fining a car owner for a vehicle manufacturer defect. Fines may need to be applied when lost tags occur, but apply them to the individual whose behavior can actually change the outcome,” said Laskowski For more information on these issues please contact CTA’s Jonathan Blackham (


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The Complacency Coach

Step Ahead of the Competition with Self Training

By Bruce Outridge


re you as confused as the rest of us? First we are told there is a driver shortage, but as of late we have been told there are drivers, but many are not qualified for the companies they are trying to hire on with. So there are drivers in the schools, just not good drivers? In working with carriers all the time I believe there is a driver shortage as many carriers are looking for people, but unlike the old days they just aren’t willing to take a breathing body and put them in the seat. That is the way the industry used to do it and many are not willing to take the risk anymore. This is causing many individuals to get

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caught in the middle of the industry with inadequate training and no job. What if you are one of those poor folks that were told you would have a job without any problem, but cannot find employment? First, realize that the training is very important to establishing your career for the rest of your life. This is where we are going wrong: the industry has a demand, a school pops up and says we can fill that demand, but doesn’t fill the training requirements. Working with a qualified school is the first part of receiving adequate training. Never pick a school based on price. Many of the issues I have been hearing from carriers is not so much about driving but the other issues that are important in transportation, such as pre-trip inspections, trip planning, business principles, map reading, and more. These are the areas that many companies are saying the new driver isn’t qualified in, areas that will impede their ability to work within the industry. So let’s assume you can drive, you have the basics

of backing up a truck and driving it safely down the road. You made the mistake of training at a school that didn’t give you proper instruction. What can you do? The first place to start is by finding a recognized school and taking a road test to show you know what you are doing on the driving end. The other information would be your homework, such as finding appropriate courses online or from someone qualified in the industry to help create your own curriculum. Take note of what recruiters have been telling you and work on those areas. Keep receipts if the training was purchased online to prove you took the course. This will show initiative to the recruiters who may then decide to invest in you and hopefully give you a chance at employment. The industry is looking for self starters, they are looking for people that are willing to make an investment in their future and not just use certificates as a fast way in the door. Once you are on the road that training will come out and those that actually took in the

information and did that extra work will be the successful ones. The same goes for being an owner operator. If you thoroughly investigate the business and learn to operate properly you will be successful. If you just go to the closest dealer

and buy a truck, you may be an owner operator, but probably not a successful one. Stepping up your training is vital for a successful career and the world of online technology may be your best bet. Bruce Outridge is a transportation consultant

and author of the books Running By The Mile, and Driven to Drive. He is the creator of the course, Running By The Mile, for owner operators. For more information on the course and books please visit his website at www.outridge. ca.



Western Flood Report

Trucking Steps Up With Assistance to Flood Victims By Michael Howe


eople are good! When a natural disaster hits and people face their darkest days we frequently see neighbors, businesses, and communities come together to aid one another. The June 2013 floods in Alberta were a tragic event that resulted in multiple deaths, the displacement of over 100,000, and significant property damage (estimates range from $3-5 Billion). Clean up efforts continue and people are working to recover what they can from their life

prior to the flood. This is one of those disasters where the community and surrounding areas once again came together. Not surprisingly, the trucking industry was impacted by the floods and also played an integral role in the relief efforts. While there are many trucking companies in the Alberta area that felt the impact of the floods or participated in the relief efforts, it is challenging to find specifics. Don Wilson, Executive Director of the Alberta Motor Transport Association, says, “Being an association we

don’t always hear a lot directly from our members as to the impact on them, economic or financial, until later.” But, during the floods he had heard of trucking companies and drivers from Edmonton and other areas calling and offering to help in the relief efforts. “I am quite proud of the industry, in general, for stepping up to help,” said Wilson. In addition to relief efforts, the floods had an impact on truck regular truck traffic. Doug Romanuk, Vice President of Sales and Operations for Bison Transport, says,

“The impact of the initial flooding for the Kenmore area caused us to divert around the area because

Government of Manitoba

Brandon Eastern Access Hwy Completed


he final phase of the Brandon eastern access route, a multi-year, $44-million project, is now complete and will help move

motorists and commercial traffic into this thriving western city more efficiently and safely, said Infrastructure and Transportation Minister Steve

Ashton. Construction of the 4.1-kilometre final phase from the Assiniboine River to the Trans-Canada Highway was completed

with an investment of about $29 million. The project began in the mid1990s and included two major bridge structures and three sections of roadway including PTH 10 to Richmond Avenue (1999 to 2001); CP Rail overpass structure (2010 to 2011) and Assiniboine River to the Trans-Canada Highway (2009 to 2013). There was also a flood protection system built into the final phase of the project, Ashton said.  A pumping station and drainage network was designed and installed to minimize the risk of the roadway underpass having to be closed during a flood. The new Brandon eastern access route is part of Manitoba’s commitment to upgrade highways and roads and is part of more than $600 million to be dedicated for improved roads and bridges, across the province, the minister said. The latest information on lane closures and road conditions is available any time tollf r e e a t 5 1 1 , a t w w w. or by following the Twitter account @ MBGovRoads.

we could not use the #1. Instead, we had to use the #16 or #3 to get west.” This added additional road miles to the regular truck routes, which meant they had to spend more time coordinating with their clients. “Given the situation, our clients were of course very sympathetic and worked with us,” says Romunuk. “We had good success in working with our partner clients.” Bison was one of the companies that not only continued to operate around the floods, but also aided in the relief efforts. “Our response to the Calgary High River floods was to work with the Red Cross, gratis, in delivering relief items,” says Romunuk. What they saw in their relief effort was the wider community and the trucking industry stepping up to lend a hand to those in need. There were, as one might expect, several trucking industry employees personally impacted by the floods too. So, in Bison’s case for example, there was a need to lend an internal hand too. “We undertook our own fundraising program that our

staff managed to distribute to Bison employees who were victims of the flood,” says Romunuk. “The corporation then matched the donations.” The success of the Bison fundraising effort resulted in approximately $10,000 raised by staff in about 10 days. “The Bison family has been unbelievably supportive,” says Romunuk. With the flood event over, the relief, recovery, and building efforts continue. “The work is really just beginning,” says Wilson. “It still isn’t a great situation, so there are still many places that are in recovery mode. It’s tough.” The trucking industry continues to play a significant role in the rebuilding process though. “The big thing for us is that the drivers and the people behind the scenes have a long road ahead in rebuilding. I couldn’t be more proud of the trucking industry – trucking truly is an essential service in this effort,” says Wilson. Follow Mike on Twitter @ TruckingDC Like Mike on Facebook at Tr u c k i n g P o l i t i c s M o r e



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From the

Driver’s Seat By: Carl McBride carl@

Common Sense

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he trucking industry is changing rapidly. HOS, onboard computers, and GPS systems have changed what driving a truck is all about. The one thing that is never going to change is how drivers use their own common sense to keep themselves, their trucks and trailers safe while travelling the highways of our country. The question of the month is: “What common sense things do you do to keep yourself, your truck, trailer, and the load you are carrying, safe and secure during each trip?” A trip to the 10 Acres Gas Bar in Belleville produced some profound answers.

Luc Porier drives for Flanagan Transport based in Mississauga, Ontario: “Always check your mirrors to be certain you are not being followed. Pretrip your truck and trailer every day, and lock your doors when you are in the bunk, even for a nap at a dock.”

Kardiarn Brar drives for Canada Cartage, also based in Mississauga: “Keep your doors locked whether you are in or out of the truck. Check seals on the trailer at each stop, and never forget to pre-trip your load.”

Mike Marcenlio drives for Muirs Transport based in Concord, Ontario: “If someone wants to steal your truck, give them a hard time. Before you hit the bunk or park the truck and leave the area, drain the air tanks and turn the fuel lines off. Always pretrip your equipment daily and lock your doors when you are in your bunk.”

R a n dy R o g e r s o n drives for Celadon Transport based in Kitchener, Ontario: “Watch your mirrors to see if you’re not being followed. Be aware of your surroundings and drive wisely, always aware of U.S and Canadian Traffic Laws. Pre-plan your trip and try to stay on schedule.” If you have any comments or suggestions, please contact me at


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