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December 2017 ISSUE 173


Year in Review & A Look Ahead BY MAREK KRASUSKI


rucking is an industry that, by its dynamic nature, attracts changes in everything from new truck builds to a plethora of rules and regulations that keep the industry in a hyper-vigilant state, always prepared for another policy mandate or product innovation. One of the most significant changes affecting the industry in 2017 has been the ELD mandate scheduled for implementation on December 18th. ELDs are electronic solutions that make easier and more accurate the recording of Hours of Service (HOS) and Record of Duty Status (RODS). When a Driver uses an ELD as soon as he logs into a vehicle his day begins and so does his RODS! The engine data and the driver’s RODS are then recorded and uploaded to the carrier. Electronic logs, proponents say, draw attention to the fact that these are essentially the same as paper logs, just more efficient for both the driver and the carrier to keep track of their H.O.S. compliance. For now the mandate applies only to carriers operating in the US, but companies are well advised to prepare for the implementation in Canada at some future date. YEAR IN REVIEW > PAGE 4


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our team



VOCATIONAL TRUCK & TRAILER Vehicles, issues, challenges, and opportunities in Vocational Trucking.



Barb Woodward President & Account E xecutive

Halina Mikicki

Account E xecutive (Bilingual)

Veronica Way

Account E xecutive

Marek Krasuski Editor in Chief

Chris Charles

Art Director & MIS

Mike Whalen Business Dev. Manager

Merry Christmas to All







Locations and services offered by truck stops on highways across the country.




TRACTION & TRUCKPRO Locations throughout Canada.

December 2017 WESTERN TRUCKING NEWS, ONTARIO TRUCKING NEWS & EASTERN TRUCKING NEWS are published monthly by WOODWARD PUBLISHING GROUP Head Office: Trenton, Ontario, Canada, 877.225.2232 Head Office: (Sales) Barb Woodward, Direct Line: 613.965.6770 Sales: Halina Mikicki, (Bilingual) Veronica Way, Business Development Mgr: Mike Whalen, Editor-in-Chief: Marek Krasuski, Art Director/MIS: Chris Charles, Writers: Marek Krasuski, Mike Whalen, George Fullerton French Translation: Nicolas Côté Copyright © 2017 Woodward Publishing Inc. All rights reserved. Publication Agreement: No. # 40806005

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THEME: Year in Review & A Look Ahead

By Marek Krasuski

A Look at 2017 & the Electric Truck Revolution That Lies Ahead > YEAR IN REVIEW FROM PAGE 1

Aside from eventual adoption of ELDs in Canada, there are those who recommend ELD implementation purely for their operational benefits. Dan Malloy, Fleet Safety & Compliance Specialist for Mobilizz, highlights some of them. “I might be so bold as to suggest that everyone needs an ELD as the benefits of such a system far outweigh the costs. A proper system can also greatly improve efficiencies in such things as fuel consumption, dispatching, and maintenance. Many add-ins are available to allow carriers to monitor everything from hours-of-service to sending the nearest vehicle to a customer’s location quickly. Just because a portion of the trucking industry is being forced into using electronic logs shouldn’t stop others from investigating how an ELD can improve these and other practices for everyone.” Malloy calls attention to other benefits as well. “The biggest reason is that ELD usage will keep people alive. The FMCSA suggests that each year deaths associated with commercial vehicle crashes will be reduced by 26 when ELDs come into effect,” Malloy concludes. Politics is always a bedfellow of business, and the election of Donald Trump has intensified the relationship. The US Administration’s resolve to renegotiate terms of trade this year, and possibly trash existing trade agreements, has galvanized trucking groups in the US, Canada and Mexico who this year came together to advocate on behalf of NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement). A joint statement by the national trucking associations of these three countries highlights the significant economic benefits flowing from the trade agreement and the importance to improve it so as to enhance the free flow of trade. The joint statement says, “We strongly encourage our governments to update NAFTA to keep North America competitive internationally. In this endeavor, making border crossings and rules governing

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international commercial transportation more efficient is a crucial element that will only help our industries make North America stronger. We look forward to working with our governments to achieve a better NAFTA.” Based on product innovation in 2017, predictions for the year ahead and beyond point to a surge in the growth of electric vehicles in the medium duty vocational market. Brand name companies are already investing heavily in electric trucks for regional deliveries with vehicles that have a range of up to 100 miles on a single charge and capable of haul loads up to 16,000 pounds. While medium duty electric trucks in the US total about 1,000 today, a relatively small number, sales are predicted to rise to the level where E-Trucks will command 25 percent of the regional haul market in applications under 100 miles per day. AMP Electric Vehicles was a relative upstart that began producing electric passenger vehicles. It has since shifted its attention to the production of commercial vehicles under the Workhorse brand and formally changed its name from AMP to Workhorse Group Incorporated. Tests are currently underway and will continue into 2018 for Workhorse’ new lightweight N-Gen electric delivery vans in select American cities. Workhorse already supplies FedEx and UPS with delivery vehicles and hopes to capture a larger market share with electric vehicles free from the tightening regulations restricting carbon dioxide and soot emissions. The N-Gen delivery vans have a lightweight carbon frame weighing 5,000 lbs. lighter than comparable vehicles and have a load space of 500 cubic feet. The ticket price for the N-Gen is higher than conventional diesel trucks but the company says payback is assured in less than three years thanks to the accumulation of gas and fuel savings. Standing alongside the N-Gen is the Workhorse E-Gen delivery vehicle with

extended range. Workhorse customers laud the quietness of the units, particularly important for early morning deliveries in residential neighbourhoods, comparable power capabilities, and financial returns. Indeed, the company says Workhorse electric trucks have demonstrated potential to deliver more than $150,000 in total cost of ownership savings per truck. These savings accrue from 400% improvement in fuel efficiency and 60% or greater reduction in maintenance expense. Workhorse notes this “ground-breaking technology gives companies the ability to improve fuel efficiency from 5.5 MPG to more than 26 MPGe and to significantly lower fleet maintenance, redefining the economics of the package delivery business.” With the promise of zero emissions, elimination of fuel, and PR benefits that come with environmentally sustainable vehicles, it’s no surprise that other manufacturers are investing in green vehicles for the urban delivery market. Daimler’s Mercedes-Benz Electric Truck matches load capacity and performance to its internal combustion engine-powered counterparts. The outstanding features of the Mercedes-Benz Electric Truck, Daimler says, include its drive with electrically powered rear axle and electric motors directly adjacent to the wheel hubs. Their maximum output is 2 x 125 kW, while torque is 2 x 500 Nm. The standard version of the axle has already proven itself in buses. Costs to recharge batteries can be reduced by plugging in when rates are lowest, and using a stationary battery storage unit. Daimler also has its long range sites on the launch of an entire line of electric trucks as battery technology improves. Indeed, it has ramped up its product offering with the distribution in the USA of the eCanter electrically powered delivery truck by its Mitsubishi Fuso unit. Daimler is limiting production to about 500 vehicles for the next two years. The thinking is to wait that long until battery technology yields longer charges. Currently the eCanter has a range of 100

kilometers. UPS and several non profits in the US will receive a total of eight electric eCanters in anticipation of larger production volumes. The company says the eCanter delivers an impressive output of 185 KW and powerful torque, has a comfortable interior equipped with ergonomic seating, and a modular HV battery pack and synchronous e-motor. Elsewhere, Navistar and Volkswagen have teamed up to introduce an electric medium duty truck aimed at urban delivery customers to the North American market by 2019. The collaboration is partly in response to the looming possibility that some cities may start banning diesel powered trucks. Whoever builds medium duty electric trucks customers can count on a hefty selling price, significantly higher than diesel alternatives. Whether the cost factor can be overcome to make E Trucks a practical reality anytime soon remains to be seen. However, the case for E Trucks is compelling. They override any concerns regarding emissions mandates from policy makers, they present Carriers as green friendly, their performance and payload compare to diesel trucks, and are roughly 50 percent more efficient to operate than diesels. Finally, a word about emissions - a topic never far removed from industry concerns. The EPA and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) finalized new greenhouse gas (GHG) and fuel economy for medium and heavy duty vehicles which will be fully phased in beginning in 2018. The rules are complicated and extensive and differ according to vehicle type such as vocational vehicles, combination tractors, and heavy duty pick-ups and vans. With full implementation the standards for combination tractors will reach between 9 and 23 percent reduction in emissions and fuel consumption compared to 2010 levels. As 2017 draws to a close expect 2018 to deliver its share of challenges and opportunities in a dynamic industry defined by transitions.



T680 Transport U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree


ibby, Montana – The 53rd U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree – a 79-foot Englemann Spruce from northwestern Montana – began its nearly 3,000-mile journey from the Kootenai National Forest to Washington, D.C., following its harvesting 45 miles north of Libby Tuesday, November 7. After the cutting, the “People’s Tree” was hoisted onto a specially designed flatbed trailer. Larry Spiekermeier, a 1.6-million mile, accident-free driver with Billings, Montana-based Whitewood

Transport, hauled the tree in a Kenworth T680 Advantage to a U.S. Forest Service warehouse. There, the special tree will be fitted with a special 80-gallon water bladder to keep it hydrated, carefully wrapped and boxed, before traveling on a tour of 15 community events across Montana, North Dakota, Minnesota, Missouri, and Kentucky. The U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree is 76 years old and weighed in at harvest at about 15,000 pounds, according to Sandi Mason, the U.S. Forest Service’s U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree project leader. “It’s an absolutely beautiful tree,” said Mason. “Despite all of the wildfires that burned in Montana this year, we feel fortunate that the Englemann Spruce chosen in July by the Architect of the U.S. Capitol was untouched by fires.” The Kenworth T680 Advantage transporting the tree features a distinctive exterior design, with the 2017 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree – Kootenai National Forest seal, brightly lit and colorfully adorned Christmas Tree, and the U.S. Capitol beneath a starry sky with the words “Big Sky. Big Tree. Big Journey.” The T680 also sports the logo of Whitewood Transport, a recent multiple-year recipient (including 2016) of the Motor Carrier of the Year from the Motor Carriers of Montana. The T680 features the PACCAR Powertrain equipped with the PACCAR MX-13 engine, PACCAR 12-speed automated transmission with column-mounted shifter, and PACCAR 40,000-pound tandem rear axle. The T680’s specifications include a 76-inch sleeper with Kenworth’s premium “Driver’s Studio” option, TruckTech+ remote diagnostics system, predictive cruise control, idle management system, driver performance center, and premium GT703 seats. The tour stops begin Monday, November 13 at the Eureka Town Hall in Eureka, Montana, and ends November 26 at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland. The tree will be delivered to the U.S. Capitol on November 27. The U.S. Speaker of the House – Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, and a Montanan, chosen by U.S. Sen. Jon Tester of Montana, will light the tree at a special ceremony in early December. For more information, including a complete tour schedule, visit the 2017 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree web site – Choose Outdoors, a non-profit organization that works with the Forest Service on promoting outdoor recreation and public access to federal lands for recreation, assists with coordinating the annual tour.


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Cross Border Services

By Dawn Truell

Newest Threats on the Transportation Industry Now & to Come


hile the focus over this past year has been primarily on physical security of our companies with fencing, gates and fancy camera systems, tractors and trailers with their 17 and 7 point inspections, a new type of terrorism has been breeding. Meet the new faces of terrorism: Cyberterrorism and truck hijacking. While it can be said that we are more likely to be struck by a bolt of lightning than to be attacked by a terrorist, we must take note that the world we live in has changed dramatically. Newer Anti Terrorism guidelines have been put into place around the world in order to combat the threats from such groups as ISIL, ISIS, al Qaeda, Boko Haram and the ever-present Mexican and Columbian Drug Cartels. Our Transportation industry has been at the forefront of many of these worldwide attacks from drug smuggling in tractors and trailers to truck hijackings smashing into crowds of people leaving many dead and numerous injured. For our purposes in the transportation industry, being aware of your surroundings at all times is key. Keep your doors locked, your trucks inspected and secured with locking devices at roadside stops, re-inspect your trucks before continuing on your trip. If you see something suspicious call it in!


Ridewell Adds Canadian Sales Manager


idewell is pleased to announce the addition of Steve Lachance as Canadian Sales Manager. Lachance will cover all of Canada. Justin Cravens, Vice President of Sales states, “Steve comes to us with a tremendous amount of experience in the truck and trailer industry. His knowledge and expertise make him a perfect fit for Ridewell.” “I wanted to formally thank Ridewell for giving me the chance to be a part of their team. I am honored and very excited to begin working, learning more about the company and finding ways to contribute my skills to the team,” said Lachance. For more information, contact Ridewell Suspensions, P.O. Box 4586, Springfield, MO 65808. Phone: 800.641.4122; info@, www.ridewellcorp. com.


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Call your dispatch office to advise them, and call the police. If you are on your way to the border it’s even a good idea to call the border watch line 888.502.9060, they will help you as well. Cyberterrorism – the use of internet to conduct violent deliberate attacks, to threaten or intimidate, to cause disruption of computer system networks through malicious viruses, worms and programming scripts for infiltration including personal computers, tablets, cell and smartphones. Hackers sit day and night figuring out passwords in order to gain access to computers, emails, and websites of people around the world. Once they have gained access into your systems they will take everything from your credit cards, banking and personal information to a company’s entire employee and client list. For security reasons make sure you choose a password that no one can easily guess; for example instead of using a family dog’s name, use: “whatisthenameofmydog?” Chances of a cyber hacker guessing an entire question are far less than a simple name or numbers. Change your passwords often, 90 days is recommended. Turn off your

computer when you are done using it. If you leave a website open and your computer is on it’s much easier for a hacker to get in as it’s like an open door. When Karl Benz built the first truck in 1895, his goal was to provide a way to transport products that were larger or in larger quantities in one trip. Back then we weren’t concentrating on preventing people from accessing shipments but pro-

viding a useful just in time service for the delivery of goods sold. The faces of the transportation industry have changed. For more information about anything in this article or aiding in the fight against drug smuggling, terrorism and safety & compliance programs such as C-TPAT, FAST, PIP, TTP, CSA, please contact Cross Border Services at, email



By Bruce Sayer

Managing Fixed Overhead Costs BY BRUCE SAYER


ver this past summer and fall Accutrac Capital has been using this editorial space to deliver a series of articles focused on guiding principles to help carriers operate profitably. This information has been prepared by David Boyd, an independent business consultant specializing in the trucking industry. This is the final article of his series. In our previous articles we discussed the topics of revenue, running costs and fixed truck costs so fixed overhead costs is the last piece of the model.

Fixed overheads can be justified based on the size of the fleet and the need for various functions. For example, how many dispatchers are needed? Does the company need a dedicated safety person or sales person? Are additional services needed, such as warehousing or city trucks, and if so will they be revenue generators or will they just add to fixed overhead? There is no end to the overhead costs that can be justified as needed, however the acid test for fixed overhead costs is whether there is enough contribution to pay for them.

Let us assume that you have looked at previous revenue numbers and have concluded that the most likely expectation is for you to run on average 9,000 miles per tractor per month at an average rev per mile of $2.40. Let’s assume you have running costs of $1.60 per mile and your fixed tractor costs are $5,000 each. Your contribution before fixed overhead costs therefore is revenue ($21,600) less running costs ($14,400) less fixed truck costs ($5,000) equals $2,200. That is the amount of money you have to pay your fixed overhead costs and leave something

for profit. Let us assume your fixed overhead costs come to $2,000 per tractor. Your profit then is $200 per tractor per month or less than 1% of revenue. Clearly, this business model does not pass the acid test. It has either too little contribution per tractor or too much overhead per tractor. The question then becomes; what must change in order to make this business model profitable? By condensing the many variable and fixed costs and other complexities of your trucking company down to six key components (size of fleet, rev/mile, utilization, running costs, fixed tractor costs and fixed overhead costs) you can clearly see the impact of each component on your ability to make a profit. By drilling down and analyzing each component you will establish which elements are changeable and which are not. For example, license costs are not changeable whereas utilization or facilities costs are changeable. You will also be able to see which components will give you the biggest bang from change. Your challenge, with your own business model, is to identify which elements of revenue and cost are changeable and make whatever changes are necessary to be profitable. For more information about best practises in the trucking industry, contact Dave Boyd at To learn more about freight factoring to access immediate working capital, visit or call 855.838.7575.


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FLO Components Announces Second Winner in 40th Anniversary Giveaway Contest!


utomatic Greasing Systems specialist FLO Components Ltd. announces the winner of the second draw in its 40th Anniversary Giveaway Contest. Gabriel Lopez, Marketing Specialist at FLO announced; “Jonnie Hartling of Spruce Grove, Alberta is the lucky winner of the second of three Lubrication Product Packages. Jonnie’s name was drawn randomly from all eligible entries and she successfully answered a skill testing question. Jonnie received a Lincoln 1884 PowerLuber & Lincoln 5900 PowerLock Coupler Pack.” Lopez says, “Response to the contest has been very good. The Lincoln PowerLuber series of grease guns has a lot of history and is very popular in the market. This particular model of grease gun features a multi-function LCD that displays: quantity of grease dispensed, quantity of grease remaining in the cartridge, battery charge level, operation signal and stall indicator.” “This was the second of three Lubrication Product Packages we’re giving away to lucky LinkedIn users over 3 Draw Periods. The final draw will take place on December 1. Anyone who entered in the earlier Draw Periods is automatically entered in this final Draw. People who haven’t entered yet can do so by simply filling out the Contest Entry Form on our website and following FLO’s LinkedIn page using a valid LinkedIn account. No purchase is required.” The third and final prize will be a choice of either the same PowerLuber & PowerLock Pack from the first two give-

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aways or a FLO Components “18-point Automatic Lubrication System in a box”. This FLO Components “System in a box” is packaged as a complete kit capable of servicing up to 18 points and includes a 24VDC electric QLS301 Lincoln pump, 200 feet of ? OD nylon tubing, progressive block-type metering valves (18 valve outlets) and 18 ninety degree bearing inlet fittings. Lopez says; “The QLS System is a relatively simple method of centralizing or automating the lubrication process in many applications, from highway trailers to any variety of industrial machinery. It can help reduce downtime

for machinery large and small and improve safety for those responsible for maintaining it.” For more details or to enter the contest visit: Established in Ontario in 1977, FLO uses application expertise and qualified service technicians to provide cost effective Solutions for all types of lubrication and fluid handling applications and help clients reduce unscheduled downtime and improve productivity. For more information, call us: 1.800.668.5458, e-mail us: sales@, visit our web site:



News & Views: 2018 Crystal 10

ProTec Strategic Friction Brake Talks................. page 11

Niagara Hosts 2017 Waste & Recycling Expo.......... page 15

Stoughton’s New PureBlue Refrigerated Trailer... page 19

T ruck & Trailer VOCATIONAL December 2017



Preparing for Year-End Appreciation Events BY MAREK KRASUSKI


ndustry stakeholders know well the dominant footprint Gin-Cor Industries has established in the severe service sector with the uplifting of vocational trucks and manufacturing of specialized trailers. Never satisfied to rest on its well deserved successes, the Gin-Cor vision, under the direction of company President Luc Stang, remains firmly focused on the future. To be sure, this progressive corporate ethic is the

Left to right: Bob Chant, Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs, Loblaw Companies Limited; Colin Holloway, Newfoundland and Labrador’s Parliamentary Secretary for Municipal Affairs and Environment; Isabelle Melançon, Quebec Minister of Sustainable Development, Environment and the Fight Against Climate Change; Gregor Robertson, Mayor of Vancouver; Catherine McKenna, Federal Minister of Environment and Climate Change; Dustin Duncan, Saskatchewan Minister of Environment; Brian Springer, Vice President, Loblaw Companies

foundation of the Gin-Cor story measured by the achievement of numerous milestones; among them the recent strategic partnership with the Canadian icon DEL Equipment, previous acquisitions of Durabody and JC Trailers Design & Fabrication, several business awards, and its ongoing recognition as a major industry contender. Gin-Cor Ranked No. 199 on the 2017 PROFIT 500, up GIN-COR CONTINUED ON PAGE 13 > GIN-COR CONTINUED ON PAGE 13

Limited; Ian Rankin, Nova Scotia Minister of Environment; Ted Dowling, Regional Vice President, BYD, Robert Mitchell, Minister of Communities, Land and Environment. (CNW Group/Loblaw Companies Limited).


Loblaw Unveils First Fulley Electric Truck


ancouver, British Columbia Loblaw Companies Limited (TSX: L, “Loblaw”) was joined on November 3rd by the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and

Climate Change, at the unveiling of a 53foot, fully electric Class 8 truck, capable of making commercial grocery deliveries LOBLAW CONTINUED ON PAGE 13 >

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News & Views By Mike Whalen

2018 Crystal Ball Part 1


he December issues of Ontario, Western and Eastern Trucking News are featuring the electric truck. I suspect the medium duty vocational markets – urban logistics, landscaping, bus, etc. – will be the first to take advantage of the lower life-cycle cost of operating these trucks. Units from Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC), part of Daimler Trucks Asia (DTA), the front runner in electric trucks, has delivered the first units of its eCanter to the urban logistics market in Japan and UPS in north America. Tesla has introduced an electric class 8 tractor, but these won’t be available until 2019. The first to place orders will no doubt be vocational operations that can provide home-based recharging. Assuming the truck lives up to the hype it won’t be long until major long-distance carriers jump on-board. Drop-in electric power options for diesel trucks in-service will be next It appears the electric truck will reduce operating costs and, I suspect, will go along way to reduce the driver shortage. New entrée’s will be attracted to the technology and the ease of driving these ‘futuristic’ transports. The off-road vehicle market will take a little longer to see electric power. A mobile, or on-site charging station, will be needed by heavy construction, logging, and other operations that are continually changing locations and are too remote to return to home-base to be recharged. Also, the power needs of the off-road vocations range from low HP support equipment to high HP machines. Lots of challenges for the offroad equipment OEM. Now the question becomes, how will the traditional diesel truck component manufacturers react to this shift to electric power. Cummins has been developing their own truck and, of course, other components. I’m sure other parts and component manufacturers are looking at products to replace standard items. Diesel engine component and accessory manufacturers will definitely be effected, and without the truck OEM’s economy of scale, aftermarket prices of many parts will rise. What will this new world hold for the aftermarket. Truck service and maintenance needs will see drastic changes. What will the roll of the Independent Service Provider be when it comes to servicing electric trucks? Probably the truck and bus OE dealer will have an even stronger hold on their aftermarket. Will the independent aftermarket parts and component distributor’s number one lines, such as lubricants, filters, belts and hoses, be replaced by truck accessories? The one market segment that won’t be adversely affected is the truck body builder and truck equipment installer. In fact, the urban logistics and municipal services markets – such as refuse and utility – will be quick to replace gas and diesel trucks with new electric trucks. In the next issue we’ll attempt to provide a look at what each aftermarket segment should do to survive in this quickly changing environment.


Supply Side News from those serving OE dealers, Independent Service Providers and Distributors Automann, a premier global dis-

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components that include over 20,000

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center is in Brampton, Ontario. www.

Mach, from Meritor, provides a broad

range of all-makes parts for trucks and

TP Commercial Solutions is partnering with Dynamic Tire to introduce the Pirelli brand of truck tires to the Canadian market. With over 30 years of experience in multi-national import operations, expert engineering capabilities, cutting-edge web based ordering systems, and over 400,000 square feet of Canadian warehouse capacity, it is obvious why Dynamic Tire is the choice of Canadian retailers and wholesalers. Tires for truck, ag, construction, mining and forestry vehicles are part of the Dynamic Tire market. www.dynamic-

buses. When you open the Mach box, you know that the part will deliver the quality, reliability and performance that you need. Dorman HD Solutions offers a line of former dealer only products for the medium duty vocational market that includes over 1600 sku’s of lighting, reservoirs, EGR valves and coolers plus cab repair components. www. Celebrating the theme “Foundation for the Future,” the 2017 VIPAR Heavy TRP’s industry-leading and premium-grade lubricants enable owner/ operators, fleet managers and equipment maintenance managers to further extend the longevity of their vehicles. Available in the United States, Canada and Latin America, TRP Engine Oil, TRP Synthetic Transmission Oil and TRP Synthetic Gear Oil are among the many products you can find in the TRP global catalog. Rick Dauch, president and CEO of Accuride Corporation, was elected as the 38th chairman of the Heavy Duty Business Group (HDBF) for 2018. The

Duty Annual Business Conference was held Oct. 15-20 at the JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes. “Our 2017 business conference provided the opportunity to highlight a successful year of growth and change as an organization,” explained Chris Baer, president and CEO, VIPAR Heavy Duty. “We have aggressive growth plans based on strategic initiatives that support the core business of our distributors and suppliers, while preparing for what the future of the supply chain and commercial vehicle technology will bring.”

HDBF is part of the Heavy Duty Manu-

Mike Copeland joins HDA Truck

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VOCATIONAL TRUCK EVENTS 1/17/2018 – 1/19/2018 TLA Conference & Trade Show Fairmont Empress Hotel, Victoria, BC, Canada 04/04/2018 – 04/08/2018 HDA Truck Pride Annual Meeting San Diego, CA, USA 4/5/2018 – 4/6/2018 Atlantic Heavy Equipment Show Moncton Coliseum, Moncton, NB, Canada

Thomas Built Buses, the leading manufacturer of school buses, debuted the Saf-T-Liner C2 Electric school bus, referred to as Jouley, at a NAPT press conference on November 4. Jouley is the first generation of Thomas Built’s electric series production school bus. 10    December 2017

4/19/2018 – 4/21/2018 Truck World International Center, Mississauga, ON, Canada

4/20/2018 Alberta Motortruck Association 80th Conference & AGM Rimrock Resort Hotel, Banff, AB, Canada 6/20/2018 Ontario Trucking Association 3rd Annual Summit 8/7/2018 – 8/10/2018 Association of Diesel Specialists Grand Hyatt, San Diego 10/22/2018 – 10/24/2018 CTEA Manufacturers’ Conference Westin Prince, Ontario, ON




Brake Talk

Robust Water Heaters



very walk of life has its valuable – and its dreaded lists. For pilots, it’s sky above you, runway behind you and fuel back at the pumps. For those hauling logs, bad brakes must be right up near the top of the list. Hauling a heavy load with a high center of gravity on crowned and/or rutted roads is no treat. Where the grades are steep, as in many areas, the situation is ev en more critical. If you are a regular reader you probably know a lot about brakes and how to keep them working well. The object here is go a little deeper into how brakes work and what the friction material is doing when things are going well and when they aren’t going so well. A popular discussion on brakes, particularly heavy-duty vehicle brakes is the drum vs. disc debate. The drum brake has more friction material, is larger and often has a greater heat sink than the disc that would replace it. So, what gives? There are several things. The first item is how effectively the friction material is used in a drum brake. Backing up a little here, every friction material has a coefficient of friction rating. A piece of cork or sandpaper will have a high coefficient where a wet bar of Camay soap will be very low. For demonstration purposes, if you put a flat panel of friction material with a coefficient of .5 on a flat piece of metal and attached a 100-lb. weight on top of it you could determine the force to slide it across the piece of metal. It is simply the normal force (weight or force) pressing down on the friction times the coefficient. In this example .5 X 100 lb. = 50 lb. of pull to move the friction and weight on the metal. So, although we still haven’t explained the drum/disc difference we are getting closer. As the drum brake is applied, whether S-cam, wedge or other style the shoes are spread apart at the top of the foundation while fixed at the bottom. What happens in the middle of the shoe is the force is straight into the drum which is good. The problem is that toward either end of the shoe (heel or toe) the force is applied at an angle which delivers much less load and consequently much less friction force, i.e.; braking torque. Thus,

all shoes aren’t performing like our flat friction on a flat plate in the example. It also explains how the cam and anchor grind came about to put more material in the center. Because that area works harder it naturally wears faster. With the disc brake system, the pads are quite flat and ride on a flat surface so they nearly approach the capability of the friction against a mating member. Most larger vehicles have vents through the center of the rotor which, along with most of the rotor being exposed, helps the disc brake expel heat at a faster rate than a drum system. Also, during severe braking the disc brake caliper is squeezing both sides of a sturdy disc while the drum surface is in extreme tension as the shoes are attempting to spread the drum out like a bell. Naturally, this situation is intensified when high heat is present further disturbing the balance of friction on iron. These conditions are further exacerbated by what is going on with the friction lining itself. You’ve all pressed on the brakes before only to find they weren’t the way they were before (where gray hairs come from, huh?). Lining performance lives on what is going on at the surface. We’ve all felt the effect of some moisture on the lining. Most brakes, when they start to fade, go through a change at the surface. The primary activity is that the resin (cement) that holds the friction mixture together starts to melt and is thus a different surface than before. Some call this “the material protecting itself”, which keeps it from going into a rapid wear mode. Most linings will, after the heat source subsides, begin to recover as the resin glaze wears off exposing fresh material. There is so much more to what goes on with friction material than can be shared here. Guess we’ll have to get into that next time. ProTec Strategic Friction Group is an advanced friction materials company, producing highly differentiated, high performance brake & clutch parts for the most demanding commercial and industrial applications. For more information, visit their website



specially in cold regions, engine pre-heating by means of a water heater is recommended, as the engine is protected and the ability to operate even at extreme temperatures is ensured. With its compact size and flexible installation options, the powerful Hydronic S3 Economy water heating system is ideal for agricultural vehicles with limited space. It heats the engine and cab, and is particularly durable. It is also robustly designed for use in dusty or uneven terrain. Furthermore, due to its high IP Protection rating, the device can withstand the penetration of water during high pressure or steam jet cleaning before

and after operation. Eberspaecher is a family owned company who is proud of its heritage and proud of the quality products and services they provide globally. The Eberspaecher group specializes in exhaust technology, climate control systems and automotive controls. This year marks the 150 year anniversary for Eberspaecher and Espar is very proud to announce that we will officially assume the Eberspaecher name in the marketplace, while still maintaining “Espar” as a legal business entity. For information of the S3 and more products from Eberspaecher visit www.



Blanchard Machinery Newest Power Heavy Duty Member


rystal Lake, Illinois - Blanchard Machinery Company is the newest member company to join Power Heavy Duty. Based in West Columbia, South Carolina, Blanchard Machinery Company serves a customer base of medium duty fleets and larger that include school buses, over the road trucks, municipal fleets and construction equipment within the Columbia area. Blanchard Machinery Company provides equipment solutions for a wide range of industries including: trucking, construction, logging, mining and agriculture. The company offers all-makes solutions for highway truck and trailer components. In addition, Blanchard Machinery Company offers customers parts solutions, drive-in service and a variety of shop services including flywheel resurfacing, driveline and hydraulic hose. “For 35 years the staff at Blanchard Machinery Company has been committed

to providing South Carolina’s capital city with high quality products and services,” said Mark Iasiello, General Manager, Power Heavy Duty. “We are pleased to welcome them to the growing family of Power Heavy Duty distributors.” For more information on Blanchard Machinery Company, phone 803.791.7100 or visit For more information on Power Heavy Duty, contact, or visit


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Tuck Routes

By Al Tucker

“Hunger Maintenance”


f your Truck route takes you along Highway #3 through Elgin County, or south down Elgin County Road #74 from the 401 to Hwy #3, I would like to pass on a personal recommendation for those who might be looking for some “Country Fresh Downright Good Food”! Elgin County’s Oldest Diner, established in 1943, is a must stop. The ‘NEW SARUM DINER’ is located in the village

of New Sarum, which is about half way between St. Thomas and Aylmer, just off Hwy #3 - behind the Church. Owned and operated by the White Family for over 44 years, it’s open 7 Days a Week from 8:00 AM-9:00 PM and there’s a good size parking area. The Coffee Shop at the front is a walk down memory Lane. I know folks who drive all the way from London and Tillsonburg for the Breakfast specials and

the Diners famed Family Style Chicken. Another Friend from Thorndale, Ontario, actually flew in one day, landing his private plane at the St. Thomas Municipal Airport just 5 minutes away. In addition, the Diner caters to Banquets and Private Parties and their venue is also available for Workshops and Seminars. My favorite evening meal is their Liver & Onions accompanied by a Railway City

pint, finished off with Granny’s Rice Pudding! To enquire about your Special Event or a ‘Date Night’ reservation, give proprietor Jim White a call at 519.773.3101. You don’t have to drive hungry any longer and your second ‘cuppa’ is free! Whet your appetite with a visit to their website www. Remember too that Mom said Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.



Mack Donates Mack Anthem™ Model to Share the Road Highway Safety Program


rlando, Florida – In addition to extending its sponsorship of the American Trucking Associations’ (ATA) Share the Road highway safety program, Mack Trucks is pleased to announce that it will donate a 2018 Mack Anthem™ 70-inch Stand Up Sleeper

model to the effort. Mack made the announcement during a key handover ceremony at ATA’s Management Conference & Exhibition in Orlando, Florida. “Safety is a key focus for Mack, something we’ve demonstrated through the design of our new Anthem model and the many safety-focused features it includes,” said Jonathan Randall, Senior Vice President of Sales for Mack Trucks North America. “Mack’s commitment to safety goes beyond our trucks to those who share our nation’s roads. We’re proud to support the Share the Road drivers and their work to reach millions of people across the country with crucial messages about highway safety.” The Share the Road program relies on professional truck drivers to conduct live safety exhibitions for students, media and policy makers demonstrating how to drive safely alongside semi-trucks. Each Share the Road driver has an outstanding driving record, including many with one million or more accident-free miles. The drivers will travel the country in their new 2018 Mack Anthem 70-inch Stand Up Sleeper model to teach the driving public about truck stopping distances, demonstrate potential truck blind spots and share other safety considerations that can help ensure safe travel for everyone on the road. “Mack Trucks has a long legacy of promoting highway safety, so we are 12    December 2017

very fortunate that ATA and Mack Trucks continue to partner together to advance

allows drivers to focus on the road ahead rather than shifting gears. The

should be; providing sleek aerodynamics, all-day comfort and industry-leading

highway safety through ATA’s Share the Road program,” said ATA President and CEO Chris Spear. “When teaching the motoring public about highway safety, our best tool is the Share the Road Mack Anthem because it gives people an opportunity to see what professional truck drivers can see during their day-to-day work.” The 2018 Mack Anthem model donated to the Share the Road program is designed and engineered for performance, efficiency and safety. The truck features a 13-liter Mack MP®8 505C engine with 505 horsepower and 1,860 lb.-ft. of torque paired with Mack’s 12-speed mDRIVE™ automated manual transmission, which

Mack mDRIVE is standard on all Mack Anthem models. The Share the Road Anthem will also be equipped with Mack Road Stability Advantage by Bendix and Bendix Wingman Fusion. Road Stability Advantage is a fully electronic stability control system that helps reduce the risk of rollover and jackknife accidents. Bendix Wingman Fusion, a camera – and radar-based system, provides collision mitigation, adaptive cruise control and lane departure warning capabilities. Both systems are standard on all Mack Anthem models. The Mack Anthem is a re-engineered, redesigned and reimagined interpretation of what today’s highway truck

connectivity, all with a distinctively bold Mack look. The Anthem gives drivers and businesses the tools they need to command the road. A prominent Mack wordmark on the Anthem’s grille highlights the bold exterior design that features optimized aerodynamics for improved fuel efficiency. The Anthem also features all-new driving and sleeping environments crafted with an emphasis on increasing driver comfort and productivity. The Anthem is available in several configurations, including a Day Cab, a 48-inch Flat Top Sleeper and a 70-inch Stand Up Sleeper. For more information about Mack, visit our website at


In addition to continuing its sponsorship of the American Trucking Associations’ Share the Road highway safety program in 2018, Mack Trucks will donate a 2018 Mack Anthem™ 70-inch Stand Up Sleeper model to aid in the program’s outreach efforts



Propane Autogas Fuel System for the Ford E-350


OUSH CleanTech has introduced its newest propane autogas vehicle. The Ford E-350 singlerear-wheel and dual-rear-wheel cutaway provides public transit agencies a smaller propane vehicle option for servicing routes with fewer customers. “We have well over 1,000 Ford E-450 propane autogas cutaways operating in transit fleets across the nation,” said Todd Mouw, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for ROUSH CleanTech. “But, for agencies looking for a smaller, lighter vehicle with our innovative propane technology that maintains the original base Ford warranty, they can choose the Ford E-350 beginning with 2018 model year.” In addition to transit shuttles, the propane-fueled Ford E-350 cutaway is well suited for Type A school buses and delivery trucks in markets such as food and beverage and parcel. The vehicles maintain the same horsepower, torque and

towing capacity as their Ford gasolinefueled counterparts, and are powered by a Ford 6.8L V10 2-valve engine. They will be certified by the Environmental Protection Agency and California Air Resources Board and compliant with heavy-duty onboard diagnostics. Each of the extended-range shuttles will emit about 90,000 fewer pounds of carbon dioxide over its lifetime compared to gasoline-fueled counterparts. Historically, propane autogas costs up to 40 percent less than gasoline and 50 percent less than diesel, and reduces maintenance costs due to its clean-burning properties. “As both our technology and propane autogas expand in popularity, we stay committed to developing clean-operating, cost-effective products that serve our customers and meet market demand,” said Mouw. The propane autogas Ford E-350 cutaway will be available in 2018 model

year. Orders are now being taken with deliveries beginning by late spring 2018.

For more information, visit



T880 Driver Academy Instructional Video Series


irkland, Washington - Kenworth has launched the T880 Driver Academy training video series for customers operating Kenworth’s T880 flagship vocational model. The T880 provides a durable, reliable and productive truck for vocational fleets and truck operators in mixer, dump,

heavy haul, bulk haul, oilfield, logging and refuse applications. The 16 T880 videos focus on such topics as Cab Comfort, Seat Adjustment, Fuse Box and On-Board Diagnostics; Switches, Cab Climate, and Gauges; Kenworth Driver Performance Center; and Kenworth Power Management;

among other pertinent topics. Instructional topics will be added to the series as new options and technologies are introduced. The video series is currently available on the Kenworth Truck Co. YouTube channel ( KenworthTruckCo). The videos will be

coming soon to the popular Kenworth Essentials App, which can be downloaded to smartphones and tablets from the Apple Store or Google Play Store by searching on “Kenworth”. Kenworth’s Internet home page is at Kenworth is a PACCAR company.


ing Canada  reach its carbon reduction targets,” said Rob Wiebe, Executive Vice President, Supply Chain, Loblaw Companies Limited. “We are committed to leading responsibly in this area, working with our partners like BYD for sustainable solutions to help our company, and our country, meet those goals.” The fully electric Class 8 truck and hybrid refrigerated trailer demonstrated today use technology that will be expanded to Loblaw’s fleet in the coming years. Removing diesel from transport trucks and refrigerated trailers could reduce more than 94,000 tonnes of C02 emissions per

year, the equivalent of removing more than 20,000 cars (1) from the road. As part of its commitment to reduce its carbon footprint 30 percent by 2030, Loblaw has committed to reduce the intensity of transportation emissions to 0.087 gCO2 e/t-km and will continue work to bring technological advances throughout the supply chain. Since 2011, Loblaw has identified a number of carbon-reduction strategies to help reduce its carbon footprint. Informed by a science-based approach for establishing targets, Loblaw’s strategy focuses on reducing emissions across

four key areas to increase energy and transportation efficiencies, reduce refrigerant emissions, and improve waste diversion efforts. By 2030, Loblaw will have reduced emissions associated with electricity consumption by 35 per cent, transportation by 25 per cent, and refrigerants by 50 per cent. It will also improve waste diversion to 80 per cent in stores and 95 per cent in distribution centres. (1) Removal of carbon emissions assumes the electricity used to power the trucks will come from 100% renewable sources.

pany’s growth. In surveying the strides the company has made over the past year, Luc Stang reiterates his personal and corporate commitment to this resource. “Success comes from surrounding yourself with good people. Drawing on the expertise of mentors and employees is crucial for positive reinforcement and people with a proportionate level of passion for their work enjoy reciprocal benefits from a company that aspires to perfection,” he reflected. Stang is quick to remind that people those integral to the Gin-Cor formula of

success - include all stakeholders from customers, suppliers, shareholders, and community, as well as employees. In a spirit of appreciation that coincides with the upcoming holiday season known for goodwill to all, Gin-Cor too is getting ready to extend its goodwill. Preparations are underway for the annual family & children’s party and for the gifts they will receive that may spark their young minds and encourage them to pursue a similar career path when their employment years begin. GinCor’s fundraising is soon to begin as

well. This includes a company created calendar with proceeds from sales used to promote youth education and skiing instruction. In a spirit of gratitude Luc Stang, on behalf of the Gin-Cor Group of Companies, extends best wishes to all for a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! For a full view of Gin-Cor’s precisiontough custom equipment installation and truck uplifting, contact the company at:, call 705.744.5543 or Luc Stang at 705.471.1912, 5151 Hwy 17 West, Mattawa, Ontario, P0H 1V0.

with zero carbon emissions. The first-of-its-kind truck marks an important step as Loblaw announced its commitment to move its corporatelyowned trucking fleet to electric vehicles. The truck was manufactured by BYD, the world’s largest manufacturer of electric vehicles and a global leader in battery electric buses and trucks. “As one of Canada’s  largest energy users, given the size and scope of our retail network and supply chain, we know we have a critical role to play in help-


an impressive 171 spots over last year as the publication, Canadian Business, unveiled the 29th annual list of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies. As with any successful individual or company, there is always room for reflection on what works, particularly at this time of the year when 2017 draws to a close. If there is one unwavering principle that Gin-Cor and its founder subscribe to, it is an investment in the people who are the bedrock of the com-




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Fleet Maintenance & Management

By Robert MacKay

Now is the Best Time to Start Planning for Fleet Maintenance Software in 2018


t’s a catch 22. Companies that often stand to gain the most from fleet maintenance software  argue that they are too busy or it’s too slow to put in a system in place. Is there really a good or bad time to implement fleet maintenance software? It comes down to a desire to streamline your operation, get better reporting, save time and money, and a commitment to do so. Oddly, when times are busy, it is probably the best time to assess your needs. Lessons learned from the busy times can sometimes be lost and forgotten during the slow times. This initial phase of your planning doesn’t have to be fancy.  Just make some rough notes to jog your memory. Later, make a list of the features you need from your notes and reference your fleet maintenance spreadsheet for key tracking information.  Some features to look for and consider are: maintenance scheduling, ad-hoc maintenance reminders, parts management, inventory management, flexible drill down reporting, customizable forms and reports, odometer and hours meter tracking, & choosing the right fleet maintenance software.

For small companies who often have limited access to IT resources, cloud- based systems make the most sense as they are more cost effective to use and require virtually no IT administration to maintain. Choose software that’s easy to use, flexible, and has an abundance of useful reports. The software vendor should also have a proven track record, with references, a straightforward implementation plan as well as support included in the price, and a willingness to work closely with you to put a maintenance process in place that accommodates your operation, with staff training built in. The ability to import existing fleet and address book data from your fleet maintenance spreadsheet and/or SAGE Simply Accounting can save hours of data entry and make getting up and running much quicker. How long it will take to implement will largely depend on the software supplier you choose. Most installations generally take between 6 and 8 weeks. Some, including Fleet Harmony’s Cloud Fleet Management Software, can be implemented in as little

as a week. Steer clear of any fleet maintenance software provider that claims everything is “easy.” STAFFING UP The majority of successful software implementations, not just fleet and equipment maintenance software, almost always has a single person delegated as the project’s lead with authorization to make decisions. Avoid choosing a senior manager unless they are very well organized and delegate

well. Otherwise, you run the risk of the project floundering and not getting completed. Be sure to involve your staff to make them feel included and part of the process, and make it much easier for them to buy into the system. Ready to begin and have questions? Feel free to contact me at 844.527.6669 or visit Rob MacKay is President of Fleet Harmony Inc., Canada’s Cloud Fleet management Software Solution.



Volvo Shares its Vision for a World with Zero Traffic Accidents


n-road fatalities plague societies around the world, and road safety must improve, Volvo Trucks said during an education session at the American Trucking Associations’ Management Conference & Exhibition in Orlando. Safety is the cornerstone on which Volvo founders Assar Gabrielsson and Gustaf Larson built the company, establishing safety as a core value in 1927. Gabrielsson and Larson are famously quoted as stating, “A vehicle is made by and for people. Thus, the basic principle of all manufacturing is and must remain safety.” “Each year more than 1.2 million people per year are killed on roads around the world, and we must change the world,” said Carl Johan Almqvist, Traffic and Product Safety Director, Volvo Trucks. “Often times it’s not until a traffic accident or fatality personally affects our lives that we take note of the problem. We know that about 90 percent of all accidents are a result of human factors, so real progress requires a change in mindset so we don’t tolerate accidents and their contributing

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behaviors.” Today, Volvo Trucks globally has a Zero Accident Vision. “We should not accept any fatalities in traffic at all, and our vision means that no Volvo truck is to be involved in a traffic accident,” said Almqvist. To achieve this vision, Volvo is continuously developing products and systems that help prevent accidents from happening and reduce consequences if an accident does occur. In North America, Volvo made Volvo Active Driver Assist, which includes Bendix Wingman Fusion, standard on the new Volvo VNR regional haul series and Volvo VNL long-haul series tractors. Volvo Enhanced Stability Technology (VEST), full stability technology, has been standard on Volvo on-highway models since 2007. “Technologies can certainly help improve safety and show even greater promise in the future, but we must always recognize the human element in safety,” said Almqvist. “I commend companies and programs

Still underutilized among heavy-duty truck drivers, use of a safety belt is among the driver behaviors proven to help save lives in the event of a traffic accident. Volvo invented the three-point safety belt in 1959. that invest in identifying the importance of professional drivers and the significant role they play in all our lives. I strongly believe that drivers perform far better

when they feel engaged, appreciated and a valued part of their company.” Traffic safety is a complex issue that’s further complicated by growing congestion.




Niagara Falls Hosts 2017 Waste & Recycling Expo Canada & Municipal Equipment Expo Canada BY MAREK KRASUSKI


n October 25 and 26 Niagara Falls was the galvanizing location for stakeholders involved in the waste recycling and disposal industry. Some 200 exhibitors from Canada, the US and Europe came together at the Scotiabank Convention Centre in this international tourist centre to participate in the Waste & Recycling Expo Canada/ Municipal Equipment Expo Canada. The Exposition, now in its 20th year, was pleased to partner, for the seventh consecutive year, with the Ontario Waste Management Association (OWMA) which organized and spearheaded the Canadian Waste to Resource Conference, a forum running concurrently with the Trade Show where industry leaders and stakeholders shared their experience and expertise in multiple track sessions. According to Michele Goulding, OWMA Director of Finance and Member Services, the Conference is an exciting opportunity to share best practices, ideas and innovations that contribute to environmental sustainability through the productive use of waste, so prevalent in developed nations. “We began with general sessions in the morning and then broke into sessions focusing on a range of topics from green energy, waste disposal, recycling, organics and land fill. Highlights included the Environmental Commissioner as keynote speaker and an informative address by noted anthropologist Robin Nagle from New York University,” Goulding said. The Conference was further highlighted by special events like waste sector facility tours sponsored by the OWMA and an Opening Night Gala Reception that included food and networking opportunities among the many guests and exhibitors. The Conference was chock full of compelling topics for industry professionals and laypersons eager to learn about the effects of waste on the environment and opportunities for remediation. Subject matter included fundamentals on waste management, carbon pricing, highlighting projects that successfully reduce food waste, recycling and market opportunities, among many others. Indeed, the Conference opened a plethora of topics which revealed the complexity and multiplicity of issues germane to this unique sector. As an example, one seminar addressed waste management in Northern and remote communities in light of the Waste-Free Ontario Act. The presentation explored the challenges facing northern communities in developing waste management solutions with limited funds available. The town of Smooth Rock Falls was cited as an example of innovative waste management practices. The

host city of Niagara Falls was also showcased for its resourcefulness in waste management, minimization, reuse, and recycling. Many other presentations and discussion groups underlined the importance of this sector which, if not properly managed, will continue to have sweeping ramifications for the well-being of the planet. The OWMA has been operating since the 1970s, long before the perils of excessive waste and environmental threats entered widespread public consciousness. The association works with some 250 companies and organizations to develop detailed research and provide expert advice with the objective of increasing recycling, addressing climate change, and fostering investment and innovation in the waste management sector. While some wrestled with the challenges and opportunities in discussions at the Conference, others viewed waste recycling in action at the adjoining Trade Show where exhibitors showcased the latest in waste management technology, research, development and resources. Among those queried by Ontario Trucking News was the Canadian company Shu-Pak Equipment Inc., manufacturer of refuse collection equipment for over four decades. Shu-Pak offers side loading collection vehicles for multiple applications which are outfitted for use by one operator. Custom builds are available to meet the specific needs of each client. The company completes its own cab conversions for individual requirements. Among Shu-Pak’s product line is the longstanding Pac-King, available in two versions - one as a single stream side loader equipped with an 18 inch deep packer; the second with a split stream that shares the same packer. The Pac-King is engineered with two valve banks, one frame mounted behind the cab to control hoist cylinders with manual override, and one body mounted to control all other hydraulic functions. On display as well were excavators by Takeuchi, the first company to introduce compact excavators to the North American market. Takeuchi builds excavators, track loaders, skid steers and wheel loaders. Their compact design allows for superior maneuverability to work in tight areas. Wheel loaders, for example, are ideal landscaping machines as they work in confined spaces with minimal damage to lawns, pavement and other sensitive areas. Alongside the Wheel Loaders are the Takeuchi Steer Loaders, which the company says feature class leading ground clearance and rear departure angles, high travel speeds, excellent traction and powerful digging capability.

Modification of standard equipment to meet specific industry needs is a testament to industry innovation. This includes companies like Keith Manufacturing, an expert in material handling solutions with loading/unloading products for bulk materials, pallets, bales and rolls. Among its reengineered systems is a walking floor to unload bulk material. “The Walking Floor ® system consists of a series of reciprocating slats which serve as the flooring to the mobile unloader or bin. When activated, the Walking Floor conveyor ‘walks’ the load in or out,” Keith says. Floor slats are available in light, medium and heavy duty applications to meet most material handling needs. Being a border town it’s no surprise than many of Canada’s American counterparts participated in the Trade Show with their latest wares. The New York-based Buffalo Turbine brought to the attention of participants its selection of efficient and powerful dust suppression tools, ideal for industrial and construction environments. The Buffalo Turbine Dust Controller is an effective misting system that suppresses dust, odor and smoke in industrial and commercial applications. Dust control misting systems are available in diesel, gas, electric PTO and hydraulic, and are lightweight and compact. A gyrating atomizing nozzle is capable of misting water volumes from less than one gallon per minute up to 25 gallons per minute. Of interest to visitors unfamiliar with waste recycling technologies was the exotic appearance of some of the machinery on display, so much so that it’s hard to determine what they are and what they do. Machinery from Komtech Americas is a case in point. Komtech, which is headquartered in Austria with a distributorship in Colorado, manufactures equipment for the mechanical and biological treatment of solid waste and for the treat-

ment of biomass as a renewable energy source. They provide over 30 machine types covering the spectrum of modern waste handling, right from the shredding process to separation and biological treatment. Featured among Komtech’s product line is the Topturn X, one of the most widely used compost turners in the world. Now in its third iteration the Topturn offers a sturdier telescopic frame, high performance hydraulics, and a larger turning drum for higher throughput. At the risk of exaggerating the analogy, it’s hard not to think of today’s recycling equipment as the modern day equivalent of the alchemists of the middle ages. While they worked on transforming lead into gold, at least symbolically, today’s machines are changing garbage into usable and valuable products. The Ohio-based Ecoverse offers a full line of environmental processing equipment from various providers, including Doppstadt, a manufacturer whose products exemplify the resourcefulness of processing raw materials into usable products. Their AK Series grinders, for example, offer a wealth of performance enhancing features which process everything from dimensional lumber and green waste to the conversion of land clearing material into final saleable products. Additional processing equipment like the Doppstadt extruders separate liquid and solid fractions from biodegradable waste for biogas production, thermal utilization or composting. Other brands in the Ecoverse product lineup include Backhus, Harvest Quest, Backers and Tiger. For 20 years the Waste & Recycling Exposition has provided a forum for connecting resources - people, products and services - in this burgeoning and exciting industry. Expect more innovative engineered products in subsequent annual events.


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GPS/Telematics Fleet Management

By Dan Malloy

Taking Stock of 2017


othing’s really old, and nothing’s really new but we still like to use that old adage to celebrate change at this time of year. Regardless of any differences we may have it is now that we all take a bit of a breather and reflect on the successes and shortcomings of the last twelve months while also attempting to plan for the next twelve. 2017 is rapidly becoming 2018. In the transportation industry many relevant issues follow the calendar year and several statistics are compiled based on the calendar as well. Freight rates, expenses, taxes. Those are some factors that can help us judge ourselves and our performance so we can determine if we had a good year or a not so good year. Many of those issues are beyond our control and we have to simply take it as it comes, but many things we can change. Decisions based on last year can have a profound effect on such things as safety, efficiency, and driver retention for next year. Learn from the past I guess holds true. But what to learn? Learning about safety. collisions, failed inspections, and tickets are really opportunities, albeit they usually are a tough lesson to learn.

Anyone that operates vehicles on the roadway will sooner or later have negative events occur so being proactive with workplace safety is a priority. Review your events from last year and do all that you can to prevent them from happening again. Find efficiencies. Every business goes over the numbers with the intent of finding waste and cutting it out. The numbers from the previous year can be a good resource to help you chart a course for the future, but a business needs to decide what is really a necessary expense and what is waste. We have looked at safety so the next obvious hot button topic when discussing savings is fuel. Cutting fuel consumption is not always easy and not always possible but managing appropriate consumption is necessary to ensure nothing is wasted. Driver retention. Ouch! Those two words can cause quite a stir in certain circles but seriously, you need good people and you need them to stay. If your company has a high turnover rate you need to look at the reasons why. Exit interviews can offer some ideas and

yes pay is a factor, but what about other reasons. Do people feel appreciated? Do you offer a welcoming and inclusive workplace? What about training and support? Drivers are away from the terminal for quite some time and they need to feel as if they have a family back at the depot to come home to. So may we look back and remember

our successes of 2017 and enjoy a safer, more efficient, and happier 2018. Dan Malloy is the Fleet Safety & Compliance Specialist for Mobilizz Inc. Mobilizz Inc. is a leading fleet telematics company based in Toronto. Dan can be reached at For more information please visit www.mobilizz. com.



Concrete Hauler Prefers New T880’s Mixers


asco, Washington - American Rock Products is the premier provider of aggregate and redi-mix concrete products in the Columbia Basin region of the Pacific Northwest. Founded in 2001, this subsidiary of Eucon Corp. now operates concrete plants in Richland, Pasco, Kennewick, Walla Walla, and Prosser, Washington and in Hermiston and Boardman, Oregon as well as a portable batch plant. No job is too big or too small for American Rock - from 50,000 yards of concrete highway jobs, commercial industrial jobs, dam projects for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, to two yards of concrete for sidewalk repairs in someone’s front yard. Between these extremes, the company pours endless yards of concrete for buildings, schools and home foundations. With a fleet of 92 trucks, mostly Kenworths, American Rock was an early adopter of the new Kenworth T880S with set-forward forward axle. Now the company operates four T880S mixers with McNeilus drums, and one T880S Super Dump. “Drivers love the T880S,” said Wade Blagg, Fleet Maintenance Manager at American Rock. “The driveability, ride, vision and operator comfort are awesome. I’d have a war on my hands if I

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tried to pull drivers out of those trucks.” With daily deliveries to a broad customer base, most loads are within 25 miles of an American Rock plant. In more remote regions of its northern Oregon market, trucks might travel as far as 60 or 70 miles. “We run all PACCAR MX-13 engines,” said Blagg. “For the last three years, I have only ordered PACCAR engines because we’ve had really good luck with them. They save us weight and money on both our mixers and super dumps.” Specialized mixer trucks are intended to run for many years, so there’s a lot to think about before buying new trucks, said Blagg. “Kenworth builds the most

maintenance friendly and durable trucks we can find. The support we get from Kenworth Northwest - Pasco is terrific. Without good support, I don’t care what kind of equipment we’re talking about, it’s not worth a darn.” American Rock orders new mixer trucks through McNeilus “because they really know what they’re doing,” said Blagg. “They work closely with Kenworth to set up the mixer correctly. Because we order so many of them, you of can’t beat the price, quality, durability and support. That’s why I choose to go with Kenworth.” The Kenworth T880S with PACCAR MX13 engine delivers 510 horsepower. “With the right horsepower, torque and correct

gearing, the truck doesn’t have to work as hard and that means a little better fuel mileage, too,” said Blagg. Driver Justin Hardin appreciates the comfortable cab. “There’s more headroom, visibility is better and the T880S rides great,” said Hardin. “I’m not a small guy, so the extra roominess inside the cab makes a big difference for me. Along with the clutch assist on the 9-speed Eaton transmission, it’s easier to push in, so there’s less fatigue at the end of the day.” With a quality truck like the T880S, drivers tend to appreciate their equipment more and take better care of it, Blagg said. “When employees are happy, they’re successful, and so are we.”




Is a Mobile Lift Right for You?


he versatility of mobile column lifts makes them increasingly popular with a wide range of customers, including fleets, car and truck dealers, and independent shops. But that doesn’t mean they’re the right choice every time. Rotary Lift, North America’s largest lift manufacturer, offers five tips to determine if mobile column lifts are right for your next lift investment. 1. Look at the vehicles you want to lift. Mobile column lifts are available with capacities from as low as 13,000 lbs. all the way up to nearly 19,000 lbs. per column. They can be used in sets of two, four, six or eight columns, with a total lifting capacity ranging from 26,000 to more than 150,000 lbs. That means you can use a mobile column lift to pick up most trucks, buses, RVs and other heavyduty vehicles. If most of your business is in heavy-duty vehicle service, they can be a great choice. If you are looking to expand from light-duty into medium-duty or heavy-duty work, a mobile column lift is a solid choice, especially with the addition of adapters that make it possible to use a pair of mobile columns to lift trucks by the frame. 2. Assess the services your shop performs.  The type of services your facility performs - and will perform in the future - is one of the most important factors in choosing the right lifts. Mobile column lifts are the most versatile of all heavy-duty lifts and can be used for most maintenance

and repair tasks. However, it does take a little time to move and configure the columns vs. other types of lifts. If your shop depends on quick service and turnaround, an in-ground or drive-on lift may be a better choice. Similarly, mobile column lifts can’t be used for certain tasks, like alignments, and are more challenging to use to do wheel and brake work. Another lift style may be preferable for these tasks. 3. Evaluate available space. It’s important to consider your shop’s available space, traffic flow, vehicle lengths and turning radius. If space is limited, mobile column lifts can be a good choice because, unlike fixed lifts, they can be moved as needed throughout the shop or even outside, enabling you to turn empty space into revenue-generating repair, inspection or wash bays. 4. Consider workplace efficiency. Mobile column lifts allow for an open floor plan, meaning less clutter for technicians to navigate and a cleaner-looking shop. Optional features like battery-powered and wireless units remove tripping hazards, and remote-controlled lifts can provide better visibility to the entire vehicle during the lifting process. Techs do have to take time to correctly set up the columns, and wired models will have cables on the floor that stretch between columns. 5. Understand the overall cost of ownership. Mobile column lifts generally have the lowest upfront cost of any heavy-duty lift, plus there are no installation costs.

“For most shops, vehicle lifts are an investment that will affect revenue and uptime for years to come,” says Doug Spiller, Rotary Lift Heavy-Duty Product Manager. “Don’t make your decision lightly. I always encourage shop owners and managers to talk to their colleagues and ask manufacturer reps for references

from businesses similar to theirs. Find out which lift works best for them and what kind of support they are getting from the manufacturer; then consider your space, service needs and overall budget.” To download the complete guide to mobile column lifts visit www.rotarylift. com/LIFTS/Mobile-Columns.



First Fully Electric, 26 Tonnes Truck


his means that in the future, heavy trucks will take part in urban distribution operations with zero local emissions and hardly a whisper. The market launch of this technology is conceivable for Daimler Trucks at the beginning of the next decade. In the light distribution sector, Daimler Trucks has already been impressively demonstrating the day-to-day suitability of the fully electric truck in customer trials with the

FUSO Canter E-Cell since 2014. The development of electric trucks and series production maturity are fixed parts of the strategy of Daimler Trucks to build on our technological leadership. For this purpose a considerable part of the future investments by the truck division in the fields of research and development flow in the further development of the full electric drive. For more information, visit


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Petro-Canada Lubricants

By Barnaby Ngai

New Oils Usher in Extra Benefits


t’s hard to believe we’re already at the end of 2017 and on the cusp of a new year. This is always a good opportunity to look back on the year that’s been and review the changes and developments we have seen in the industry - particularly in the world of lubricants. NEW GENERATION OF HEAVY DUTY ENGINE OILS 2017 was nothing short of a momentous year for heavy duty engine lubricants. After the long-awaited launch of the new API CK-4 and FA-4 oil categories in December 2016, it was a time of transition for many fleet owners and operators who were eager to upgrade their engine oils and explore the potential operational and cost-saving benefits the oils could deliver. These benefits include lowering maintenance costs, improvements in fuel economy (with the use of lower viscosity oils), oxidation resistance, shear stability and wear protection - as well as the potential for extended oil drain intervals (with the guidance and recommendations of an expert oil analysis program). Considering the magnitude of the new categories - widely regarded as the biggest specification overhaul in history - some confusion still remained, particularly regarding backwards compatibility, and which oil is best suited for the fleets’ application. We continued our commitment to educating fleet owners and operators on the new categories through our technical

advisors, alongside our dedicated online resource at From our perspective the feedback from our customers has been overwhelmingly positive as we guided them through the transition to our new API CK-4 and FA-4 products with expert advice and support throughout. TESTING TIMES Since the new specification launched, the industry has been eager to see tangible proof of how the oils are performing in the real world. Fleets are looking for real world proof as to how the new oils could cut down their maintenance costs and improve the efficiency of their operations. It has been a busy year of on-going extensive field trial testing, and we’ve been pleased to continually see fantastic results. Real world field trials of our new

DURON™ HP 15W-40 product with our partner, Jepson Petroleum Alberta Ltd., is just one example. The detailed testing plan and subsequent extensive field performance trial saw DURON HP 15W-40 engine oil tested on engines from top OEMs such as Cummins and Detroit Diesel. The results spoke for themselves: extended drain intervals of up to 50% from 500 hours to 750 hours, significant improvement in wear protection, shear stability and BN (Base Number) retention, and excellent all-weather performance over the wide temperature range experienced in Calgary, Alberta. This coming January we are excited to continue to strengthen our commitment to proving the performance of our products with the launch of the DURON Challenge, a customer-facing program designed to demonstrate the perform-

ance and value of the DURON product line to new and potential customers. Fleets are offered a free and no risk trial of DURON for use in one or more of their vehicles, along with expert support and oil analysis to demonstrate the tangible benefits DURON can deliver to their operations. LOOKING AHEAD We have no doubt that fleet owners in 2018 will continue investing in their vehicles and making the right choices to keep their fleets running as safely, reliably and efficiently as possible. All along the way, Petro-Canada is there to support fleets with solutions that save money and keep fleets running. To find out more and to take on the DURON Challenge for your business and fleet, please go to ™ Owned or used under license.



Sisu Axles for Western Star


armon-Herrington is pleased to announce that it has been chosen to supply Sisu axles for Western Star’s 4900, XD-25 model. The XD-25 is a “Productivity Machine” and Marmon-Herrington’s Sisu planetary axles allow Western Star to achieve maximum durability and reliability without the high-speed limitations of other planetary axles. The Western Star 4900, XD-25 is an extreme-duty, monster machine that delivers 25 tons of capability and is equipped with a Detroit engine that delivers up to 560 HP and a peak torque of up to 1850 lb ft. The Sisu FR2P32 planetary axles are responsible for delivering the XD-25’s massive engine torque to the ground. This high-speed tandem boasts a 70,000 lb. GAWR (gross axle weight rating) combined with top speeds of approximately 65 miles per hour.

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“Western Star chose Sisu for the XD-25 due to Sisu’s reputation and

dedication to robustness and quality,” said John Tomlinson, XD & Vocational

Sales Manager for Western Star. “This truck represents the durability and ruggedness needed within the construction and off-road hauling markets. We are excited to have Sisu as a part of the XD Series family and know they are the perfect choice for meeting the XD-25’s stringent requirements.” Sisu axles are engineered using only premium components to provide optimum performance and reduced maintenance for extended product life. The double reduction, high-speed planetary axles come in a variety of ratios ranging from 4.11 to 12.53 and provides up to 600,000 lb. GCWR (gross combination weight rating). MarmonHerrington stocks certain components and assembles the XD-25 axles in its manufacturing facility in Louisville, Kentucky. For more information, visit www.




New Stoughton PureBlue™ Refrigerated Trailer


toughton, Wisconsin - Stoughton® Trailers, a global leader in transportation equipment, is pleased to announce the launch of its refrigerated trailer line - PureBlue™. Designed with decades of experience in quality and craftsmanship, Stoughton developed PureBlue using proven components, customer input, thorough testing and the same durability and value you have come to expect from Stoughton. The innovative design of the PureBlue refrigerated trailer, debuting at the North American Commercial Vehicle Show at the Georgia World of Congress Center, Atlanta, Georgia, provides one of the lightest weight trailers without sacrificing strength. Stoughton PureBlue delivers more thermal efficiency and safety than competitive trailers on the road today. To reduce maintenance and maintain consistent temperatures, Stoughton focused on the details of the refrigerated trailer, using the most thorough processes and selecting the best components. To begin with, an aluminum scuff and integral composite scuff liner help prevent damage while loading and unloading the trailer. The sidewall and scuff have no rivets that loads can snag and tear out.

Stoughton is providing a heavy-duty non-skid duct floor as the preferred floor in the new refrigerated trailer. This durable floor provides optimum support to loads even in high use areas. The fully enclosed floor design has a knurled edge top surface for skid Stoughton…The Difference is Quality resistance. There’s no wood in the entire structure, which extends the life of the trailer. Stoughton offers several additional optional floors. The 5.25-inch extruded aluminum cross members in the bay area provide a strong yet lightweight floor substructure, and steel cross members are an available option. Thermal Efficient & Prohibits Moisture Stoughton has included several design elements to protect the trailer against air loss and prohibit water intrusion. The refrigerated trailer is built with a triple wiper seal door gasket to prevent water intrusion and minimize air loss to protect the interior of the trailer and cargo from the elements. The platen foamed sides and roof ensure that the trailer is fully insulated in 360 degrees with no voids or uneven areas to further increase its thermal efficiency. Stoughton’s composite rear door design optimizes thermal efficiency plus it reduces weight, providing a lightweight,

strong, thermally efficient rear door. And, the bonded side posts in the new refrigerated trailer reduce the number of holes in the sidewalls to further aid in preventing moisture intrusion in addition to improving presentation for graphic applications. Like all Stoughton dry van trailers, the new refrigerated trailer comes standard with the new rear underride guard at no additional cost or weight. It resists com-

partmental intrusion of an automobile when the location of impact is at 30% to 100% overlap of the width of the car to the guard. It complies with all applicable U.S. and Canadian regulations. The new Stoughton PureBlue refrigerated trailer will be available the beginning of 1st Quarter of 2018. For more information, visit www.



New Sizes of Michelin Earth Mover XHA2


reenville, South Carolina – MICHELIN Earthmover® has announced the launch of two new sizes of the MICHELIN®XHATM 2, a loader tire for small – and medium-sized wheel loaders used for material handling in quarries and mines, sand, gravel, logging and waste management. The 17.5R25 size is targeted for small-wheel loaders, while the 775/65R29 size is targeted for medium-wheel loaders. “Michelin worked with customers to determine the sizes that should expand the XHA2 portfolio,” said Jamey Fish, Director of Marketing for Michelin North American Earthmover. “Michelin then field-tested these new sizes with operators to ensure they will deliver exceptional performance and results.” The MICHELIN XHA 2 17.5R25 offers a reduced risk of flats and damage due to an increased volume of rubber and a deeper tread depth of 2/32-inch on the crown. The specially-engineered sidewall compound and robust shoulders are resistant to impacts, splits and cuts, and offer more protection with the enhanced

reinforcement. New, non-directional, slightly asymmetrical tread pattern provides gradual contact with the ground, thus reducing vibrations and adding to operator comfort when compared in the field to its predecessor, Michelin XHA. The MICHELIN XHA 2 17.5R25 replaces the 17.5R25 XHA. The MICHELIN XHA 2 775/65R29 is a fitment for the Caterpillar 972M loader. It offers the advantages of a low-profile design that has the same diameter as a 26.5R25 size, excellent stability and improved flotation due to the wider footprint. This wider footprint also provides better traction on all types of surfaces and offers improved wear and traction. The tire is designed to have increased heat resistance which minimizes internal casing temperatures for extended casing life. Utilizing MICHELIN® high-quality robust casings, a new belt design facilitates retreadability and repair-ability, adding to the overall lifetime value. Optimized retreading means fewer tires needing to be scrapped and a better solution for the environment.


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Tires & Wheels

By Jeffrey Parks, Managing Director, Retread Tire Association

Rewinding this Past Year


t’s almost impossible to re-cap (pun intended) a year like this one, considering the changes we all are experiencing in politics, trade, and even shifting realities for men and women. 2017 is one for the history books. And here at RTA we are moving forward, after the passing of our founder Harvey Brodsky, and we want to remind you of a few things about us. Truckers and the entire industry are very important to us. Without the trucking industry, you wouldn’t have the retread industry, and that is only one reason why we support you. RTA calls itself “The Retread Experts,” and while that may seem arrogant, it is true because when we talk about “experts” we are talking about our 350 (plus) members. Each member and associate in this group contributes a piece of expertise

or insight that is valuable and useful to solving someone else’s problem by sharing the info. Earlier this year we asked truckers and fleet managers to give us a call (at 1.831.620.5345 anytime), or drop me an email (at, to connect with RTA about your needs as drivers, fleet managers, retread users or skeptics. I invite you again to do so, and let us see where we can help each other. We’re wondering if truckers would like to belong to our Association, and could we make it easier by offering those in the industry a low-cost trucking membership, and supply some needed service at the same time? We have a solid network of connections and friends across the globe, and their commitment to trucking is just as strong. Every mile you drive has some con-

nection to the tire and retread industry, and your perception of retreaded tires, economics, safety and value is as important as someone outside of trucking who needs to see how and why their life is dependent on your transportation skills. I spoke earlier about “shifting realities,” or perception. Here’s an interesting one. We know that ELD and electronic technologies are aiming to reshape aspects of the trucking industry. On a related topic, I listened to a speaker at a recent conference; talked for close to an hour on the subject of autonomous (driverless) trucks and cars. He is the president of a major rubber manufacturing company, and his projections and information indicate that this autonomous vehicle industry, and infrastructure, is moving forward in a big way. Not ten years from now, and barely five. He is not alone in this belief,

although I’ll believe it when I see it. The point is anything that we at RTA know about tires, retreads and driving, is valueless without being able to share it. We want to share more with our trucking friends. Please contact us at 831.620.5345 or via email at



Addressing Agricultural Industry Challenges


anover, Lower Saxony – The growing world population is presenting enormous challenges for the agricultural industry. The United Nations estimates that by 2030, enough food will have to be supplied to meet the needs of around 8.5 billion people. At the same time, the amount of space available for agricultural land is dwindling all the time, which means that more harvests have to be gathered in ever shorter times. The top priority for farmers, therefore, is to boost the efficiency of operations and, at the same time, ensure the sustainable use of resources. As the physical link between the soil and the agricultural machinery, tires play an important role in increasing the efficiency of agricultural vehicles. OPTIMUM TRACTION & MINIMAL SLIP Tire pressure plays a crucial role. The higher the pressure, the smaller the tire’s contact patch with the ground. This leads to high slip – that is, more of a loss in terms of distance covered – which, in turn, makes it harder for the vehicle to move forward in the field. In addition to the lower traction, this increases fuel consumption, tire wear and the pressure on the ground. Reduced economic efficiency and agricultural performance are the result. Example: Maximum power transmission when a vehicle is traveling straight ahead is achieved with tire slip of 10-15%. If the

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slip is 35%, tractor operating costs can increase by up to 23% when the tractor is driven at an average speed of 7 km/h over an area of 300 hectares. The right degree of slip combined with good tractive power transmission can therefore make the vehicle more efficient and able to operate over longer periods of time. The right height of lugs, good self-cleaning properties of the tire, a large tire diameter and a high air volume for low tire pressures are essential for ensuring optimum tractive power transmission. The right distribution of the ballast is also every bit as important as reserves for additional weights. ADDRESSEING INDUSTRY CHALLENGES Continental has responded to these challenges with its new tire portfolio for the agricultural industry. “When developing the new tires, we were unwavering in our quest to improve the quality and output of tractors on the field in terms of both vehicle performance and the utilization of resources,” explains Thorsten Bublitz, Product Line Manager for agricultural tires at Continental Commercial Specialty Tires. “Optimum tractive power transmission out on the field, good traction for faster forward travel, minimal slip of 10-15% and the right tire pressure for protecting the ground help to boost long-term productivity.”

INCREASE EFFICIENCY New innovations such as our N.flex technology (patent pending) and the special bead design with a single wire core make the new radial tires extremely robust, reducing the risk of tire damage and the associated repair and downtime. The flexible nylon material used for the carcass is also much more stretchable than other materials and can mold itself around the lumps and bumps on the ground, which ensures improved damping and greater ride comfort. The dimensional stability of the nylon technology also prevents temporary deformation of the tire – a “flat spot” – at the start of operations. The tire can be used immediately, and any loss of productivity as well as wear on the tire itself are minimized. Even with high tractive/load forces, both of these new radial tires ensure minimal slip and flatter tracks, which is kinder to the ground beneath the tires. Compared with Tractor85, Tractor70 is slightly wider and, thanks to the bigger contact patch between the tire and ground, can run with much lower air pressure even when bearing heavy loads. Together with the rounded tread lug edges, this results in less pressure on the ground and, in turn, less ground compaction without any compromise in traction. The vehicle performance on the field is improved and the efficiency

of the fuel increased significantly. At the same time, the soil and crops are protected over the long term – an important factor in helping farmers to achieve higher yields. As a result, both of these radial tires play a key role in boosting the efficiency of agricultural operations.


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The overwhelming segment of the Canadian truck market is vocational class 3 – 6 purpose-built work trucks and trailers. • Aggregate • Mining / Mining Exploration • Agriculture Produce / Grain • Municipal • Agriculture, livestock, feed and seed • Power Generation • Auto-hauler • Urban Logistics • Construction • Utilities • Tanker • Container • Heavy Haulers: Flat Deck, Low Bed • Waste Management • Logging


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Is my ad seen by my target demographic? Answer: Only if your target audience reads the publication, or visits the website. Readershp vs Receivership… what’s the difference? Is the publication I advertise in actually read… or does it end up in the waiting room pile? There are a multitude of trade publications received monthly… and there just isn’t time to read them all, so there are usually one or two that become favorites… and they are the ones that provide the desired editorial. Answer: The decision makers in all trucking operations prefer editorial covering new techology, parts & components, and truck maintenance. This has been proven by every survey that asks the question. The Woodward Publishing Team Barb Woodward, owner, Sales Manager and President of Woodward Publishing Inc. With 16 years experience in publishing, the past 12 in trucking, Barb knows what works. Previously, Barb worked with several construction and automotive publications. Marek Krasuski, Editor-in-chief, brings to Woodward Publishing a diverse educational and journalism background. Marek has years of experience working on vocational publications and weekly newspapers. Chris Charles, Art Director and MIS, Responsible for the layout of all three publications, Chris employs his expertise in helping clients design and create contemporary, effective and attractive advertisements and front page features. Halina Mikicki, Account Executive, fluent in English, French and Polish, – continues to support our efforts to reach out to the nation’s many cultural communities. Halina has market research experience gained through participation in many projects involving national and multi-national clients. Veronica Way, Account Executive, with a career in sales and customer service as a manager in the hospitality industry. For the past two and a half years with Woodward Publishing Veronica has applied both helping clients reach their advertising objectives. Mike Whalen, Business Development, following decades long career in hands-on sales and marketing that includes trade magazine publishing, Mike will help customers extend their advertising and promotional reach into the vocational truck market, the dominant market segment in Canada.

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VOCATIONAL PRODUCTS & SERVICES DIRECTORY The Products & Services Directory is your direct route to professional companies serving the Vocational & Trucking Market across Canada. Include your company in the directory by contacting Barb Woodward by phone at 613.965.6770, fax at 613.965.6737 or email at Visit us online at ACCOUNTING, TAX & BOOKKEEPING




Cross Border Services Account & Records Management Bookkeeping For Your Business & Personal Finances

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FLO Components Ltd. “For Total Lube Solutions, Go With the FLO!”

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

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Danatec Educational Services Ltd.

Fax: 613.651.9888

“Changing the way you train since 1985. Canada’s leading provider of TDG Training & Services”


Ramanjeet Tung Professional Corporation

201-11450 29th Street SE Calgary, AB T2Z 3V5 Toll Free: 800.465.3366 Tel: 403.232.6950 Fax: 403.232.6952

Ramanjeet Tung Professional Corporation is a Chartered

Kee Human Resources “Your Goals Are Our Priority.”

6950 Kenderry Gate Mississauga, ON L5T 2S7 Toll Free: 877.670.3426 Tel: 905.670.3426 Fax: 905.670.3436 ELECTRONIC LOGGING DEVICES (ELD)

Accountant firm that provides full accounting, bookkeeping, payroll, Notice to Reader (NTR), Review Engagements, personal and corporate tax preparation & planning and business advisory services to private enterprises, owner managed business and self employed individuals.

8 Brewster Road, Suite 212 Brampton, ON L6T 5B7 Tel: 647.261.6981 AUTOMATED LUBRICATION SYSTEMS

Wilson Instruments Ltd. The Anti-Idling Experts

43 Crowe Bay Heights, RR 2 Campbellford, ON K0L 1L0 Tel: 705.653.2403 Fax: 705.653.5560

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


Switchboard Switchboard provides Electronic Logging Devices to get carriers compliant with the FMCSA ELD Regulation. Inc.uded is Satellite GPS, North American Data Connectivity, and more. Email Switchboard at contact@onswitchboard for more details.

1632 4th Avenue East Vancouver, BC V5N 1J8 Toll Free Tel: 844.5-FLEETS (844.535.3387) ELD ADMINISTRATION

DPF Cleaning Specialists The Cleaning and Maintenance of your DPF and DOC is our only Business.

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

S.E.T.I. Inc.

Fil-Mor Automotive & Clutch Products Ltd. A proud Canadian manufacturer of quality Heavy Duty & automotive clutches since 1980. Specializing in Heavy Duty & Custom-made clutches including our own Torque Master Clutches.

81 Northline Road Toronto, ON M4B 3E9 Toll Free: 800.677.9038 Tel: 416.759.2245 Fax: 416.759.5890

386 Steeles Avenue East, Unit 2 Tel: 905.878.7161 or 22    December 2017


Pat’s Driveline

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

CompliancyPlus When you outsource your administrative responsibilities to COMPLIANCYPLUS +, we can effectively reduce your cost for E.L.D. Maintenance and Administration, increase Driver H.O.S. compliance, and save you money.

198 College Street East Belleville, ON K8N 2V7 Toll Free Tel: 844.635.7587 Tel: 613.779.0393 EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Carmen Transportation


We are a great, family-oriented business looking to hire Company Drivers and select 0/0 for cross-border runs. We offer competitive compensation, border crossing bridge cards, fuel cards and E-PASS transponders.

#1, 7337 Pacific Circle Mississauga, ON L5T 1V1 Toll Free: 877.438.3155 Tel: 905.564.3155 Fax: 905.564.3166

3700 Weston Road Toronto, ON M9L 2Z4 Toll Free: 866.857.5166 Tel: 416.667.9700 Fax: 416.667.8272

“Over 35 years of Driveline Manufacturing Expertise”

Service, Experience, Technology, Innovation!

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5325 Outer Drive Windsor, ON N9A 6J3 Tel: 519.737.6005 Fax: 519.737.0005 — 1225 Aerowood Drive Mississauga, ON L4W 1B9 Tel: 905.282.1255 Fax: 905.282.0034





Bennetts Power Service Products

The Rosedale Group Dynamic Freight Solutions Inc. Dynamic Freight Solutions Inc. is the asset-based affiliate of North American Logistics providing transportation solutions to Canada and the United States, specializing in daily trips in and out of the Eastern Seaboard of the United States. Dynamic Freight Solutions features heated and tailgate trailers for temperature control or special moves such as furniture or store fixtures.

49 Simpson Road Bolton, ON L7E 2R6 Tel: 905.951.5487 Contact: Don Branston Cell: 416.528.5849 or

“As a transportation and warehousing service provider since 1969, The Rosedale Group, has a proud history of meeting the industry-specific requirements of our customers. We, as a company, have a fundamental belief that our people make the difference in how we consistently deliver total customer satisfaction.”

6845 Invader Crescent Mississauga, ON L5T 2B7 Toll Free: 855.721.3962 Tel: 905.670.0057 Fax: 844.314.5953 or —

Walmart Fleet Get on the road to success with the world’s largest retailer.

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

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

6800 Maritz Drive Mississauga, ON L5W 1W2 Tel: 905.670.9966 Ext. 60401 Fax: 905.795.4186 ENGINE PERFORMANCE SYSTEMS

“Same-day and weekend funding, customized personal service, equipment leasing.”

176 Seacliff Drive West Leamington, ON N8H 3Y5 Toll Free: 877.653.9426 Tel: 519.419.5044 Fax: 855.295.6605 FASTENERS, FITTINGS, HOSE & SHOP MAINTENANCE SUPPLIES

English or Punjabi Call Monty at 800.267.1888 or 613.961.5144 extn 123

Kelsey Trail Trucking Ltd. We are your “one-stop” total logistics solutions provider since 1981. We have been helping companies get maximum results at exceptional value. Our flat deck long haul services are a key link in any efficient supply chain. LTL, FTL, over dimensional and weight-permitted shipments across Canada. All of our trucks are equipped with a GPS system. We strategically designed our company to be your edge.

Empire Hydrogen Energy Systems Inc.

Multi-Line Fastener Supply Company Ltd.

Empire Hydrogen’s Fuel Enhancement System splits distilled water into Hydrogen and Oxygen. A small amount of these accelerant gases flow into the air intake of any diesel engine, reducing fuel consumption and GHG’s by 10% to 20% and diesel particulates, DPF regen cycles and cleaning by 67%.

“Serving fastener needs for Industrial, Automotive & Maintenance Trades.”

7-10189 McDonald Park Road Sydney, BC V8L 5X5 Tel: 778.426.0911 FACTORING, FINANCE & FOREIGN EXCHANGE

1100 Courtney Park Dr. E., Unit 5 Mississauga, ON L5T 1L7 Tel: 905.677.5088 Fax: 905.677.4917

Lubricant Solutions Canada Inc. Lubricant Solutions Canada distributes the Mycroleum brand of lubricants servicing the commercial and industrial sectors within several verticals, with particular experience in the trucking, manufacturing, mining, heavy construction and the utility industries. Mycroleum has a collective 150 years of experience in the lubrication and additive industry offering solutions to your lubrication needs with standard lubricants as well as industry leading proprietary fuel treatments and patented speciality lubricants.

6368 Concession 6 South, Amherstburg ON N9V 0C8 Toll Free: 855.99.LUBES Tel: 519.796.5919 Toll Free Fax: 855.99.LUBES HEATING SYSTEMS SALES & SERVICE – FUEL FIRED


Polar Mobility (Climate Control Systems) Fuel Fired Heaters for pick-up trucks to Class 8 Trucks.

Experience it today!

2246 Bowman Street Innisfil, ON L9S 3V5 Toll Free: 888.564.8161 Tel: 705.436.6713 Fax: 705.436.9705

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

Liquid Capital Midwest Corp.


Accutrac Capital Solutions Inc. “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

Connect Lease Corporation Connect Lease works hard and fast to find you the most competitive lease rates and to obtain the financing you need to buy your vehicle and equipment.

1462 Street Paul Street, Suite A Kelowna, BC. V1Y 2E6 Toll Free: 877.860.4140 Cell: 250.317.5888 Toll Free Fax: 877.860.4741 FLEET MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE

We can help with your Environmental Responsibility, increase your profits by decreasing your Carbon Footprint and reduce Fuel & Maintenance Costs.

7860-62 Street S.E. Calgary, AB T2C 5K2 Toll Free: 800.309.8155 Tel Calgary: 403.279.3633 Tel Edmonton: 780.465.5068 Tel Red Deer: 403.340.3166 INSURANCE BROKERS

Siemens Transportation Group Inc. Siemens Transportation Group Inc. spans across North America. As an international, family-owned operation, it encompasses specialized transportation companies for a total supply chain solution. These companies range from international Truckload, Less Than Truckload service, International Flat Deck service, Ground Courier service and Warehouse Distribution service

P.O. Box 7290 Saskatoon, SK S7K 4J2 Toll Free: 888.878.9585 Fax: 306.668.5849

Execucor Financial Limited We are one of the oldest lease brokerage firms in Canada. We have been providing financial solutions that work for businesses, large and small, from Coast to Coast since 1983.

2 Director Court, Unit 102 Woodbridge, ON L4L 3Z5 Toll Free: 888.393.2826 Tel: 416.498.5017 ext 213 Toll Free Fax: 877.498.6165

Fleet Harmony Inc. PO Box 415 Trenton, NS B0K 1X0 Toll Free: 844.527.6669 Tel: 902.775.0825 Fax: 902.755.0341

Arthur J. Gallagher Canada Limited 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 December 2017   23



Baird MacGregor Insurance Brokers LP

At Baird MacGregor you are under our shield of protection. We are known throughout the business community for our commitment to acountabilty, consistency, innovation and excellence in all that we do. We have specialized in providing cost-effective insurance and unique risk management solutions since 1979.

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


Jones Deslauriers Insurance Management Inc. Transportation Insurance Broker/Advisor™

2375 Skymark Avenue Mississauga, ON L4W 1Y6 Toll Free: 877.232.9996 Tel: 416.240.5695 Fax: 416.259.7178


Total Canada Inc.

730 Permit Services Inc.

Total is the 4 th largest Global Energy Company. We produce and

Established in 1992, our experts have detailed knowledge of the filing systems for permits, accounting and audits.

distribute a full range of lubricants specially formulated for the Heavy-Duty industry. Total Rubia’s High Performance lubricants for the Trucking industry offers benefits such as improved Fuel Economy and reduced Fleet Maintenance costs.

220, Lafleur Avenue Lasalle, QC H8R 4C7 Toll Free: 800.463.3955 Tel: 514.595.7579 Fax: 514.367.5767


Newman Insurance

Bryson & Associates Insurance Brokers Ltd. “It’s not what you pay: it’s what your GET for what you pay. Transportation, Logistics, Cargo, Fleet Safety Management Services & Bonds.”

Toll Free: 800.661.5196 Tel: 905.426.8787 • Fax:`905.426.4959

Providing innovative insurance solutions & unparalleled risk management support. Talk to one of Newman’s dedicated Transportation Insurance Specialists to get the right coverage at a competitive price. Licenced in Ontario Only.

62 Dundas Street West Belleville, ON K8P 1A3 Toll Free: 800.653.1924 Tel: 613.968.6705 Fax: 613.968.9437

Cleral Scales CLERAL is an onboard scale for trucks manufacturer since 1995. Leader in onboard weighing systems for all suspension types. More precision, easier to use, and at a more than affordable price.

Fleet-Tax Services Inc.

90 des Distributeurs

Celebrating 15 Years in Business! Our team is very well known for their MTO & DOT Audit Support, Authorities, IRP, Fuel & Mileage Taxes, Drug & Alcohol Testing Center

Tel: 855.824.1151

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

One of Canada’s leading Trucking Insurance and Risk Services Brokers, specializing in coverage for local and long haul fleets and owner-operators. Check out our website to learn more about how we can help you today!


HUB International Ontario Ltd. Transportation Insurance

330 West Street, Unit #7 Brantford, ON N3R 7V5 Toll Free: 800.651.5953 Tel: 519.759.0033 • Fax: 519.759.3312 LEAMINGTON

HUB International Ontario Ltd. Transportation Insurance

24 Seacliff Drive East Leamington, ON N8H 0C2 Toll Free: 800.463.4700 Tel: 519.326.9339 • Fax: 519.326.0128 OAKVILLE

HUB International Ontario Ltd. Captive Employee & Owner-Operator Benefits for Groups

2265 Upper Middle Road East, Suite 700 Oakville, ON L6H 0G5 Toll Free: 800.263.2383 Tel: 905.847.5500 • Fax: 905.847.6613 24    December 2017

Fax: 819.824.9463

538 Main Street, Unit 1 Hartland, NB E7P 2N5 Toll Free: 800.267.8006 Tel: 506.375.7500 Fax: 506.375.4232

Salvatore Insurance Brokers Ltd. “It takes knowledge & experience to keep a truck on the road. Use our experience to help drive your company to success. Call one of our trucking insurance specialists today.”

1 Pinehill Drive, Suite 2 Lower Sackville, NS B4C 1N4 Toll Free: 866.865.0025 Tel: 902.865.4297 Fax: 902.865.5343

MISSISSAUGA 6885 Davand Drive, Unit #4 Mississauga, ON L5T 1J5 Tel: 905.670.2208 Fax: 905.670.0208 WOODSTOCK 535 Mill Street Woodstock, ON N4S 0A9 Tel: 519.537.8658 Fax: 519.537.7956

Val d’Or, QC J6P 6Y1

Palmer Atlantic Insurance Ltd.


4654 Ontario Street Beamsville, ON L0R 1B4 Tel: 905.563.1010

*** NEW MISSISSAUGA OFFICE *** NOW OPEN Truck Parking Available

1115 Midway Blvd. Mississauga, ON L5T 2C1 Tel: 647.945.1010

Vulcan On-Board Scales


On-Board weighing systems for the trucking industry.

C.U.T.C. Inc.

#11-1642 Langan Avenue

Serving the Transportation industry since 1989.

Port Coquitlam, BC V3C 1K5

1295 Crois Carol Laval, QC H7W 1G3 Toll Free: 866.927.8294 Tel: 450.687.8294 Fax: 450.687.6963

Toll Free: 800.663.0854 Tel: 604.944.1481 Fax: 604.944.1482 OUTRIGGER PADS



Stability Pads At Stability Pads we are committed to offering quality RV stabilizer jack pads, crane outrigger pads and multi-functional

Left L ane Associates Left Lane Associates is a logistics only advisory firm that specializes in growth strategies, both organic and through mergers & acquisitions (buying & selling) of other logistics companies. Monetize your business today!

174 Brown’s Line, Suite 100 Toronto, ON M8W 3T3 Toll Free Tel: 888.204.8434 Cell: 647.620.4745 or

stability pads while ensuring everyone access to a safe and affordable product. We offer solutions for avid RV’ers and campers, heavy equipment owners and operators looking to improve the safety and stability of any project or endeavor.

3110-80 th Avenue SE Calgary, AB T2C 1J3 Tel: 403.919.3950

Polar Mobility (Kingtec) Affordable refrigeration alternative for the Small to Medium Business. Proven Grade Materials and Technology with Nation Wide Coverage.

7860-62 Street S.E., Calgary, AB T2C 5K2 Toll Free: 800.309.8155 Tel Calgary: 403.279.3633 Tel Edmonton: 780.465.5068 Tel Red Deer: 403.340.3166






Krown Corporate “Krown offers a superior line of rust inhibiting products and body maintenance programs to help keep your trucks on the road.”

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

Bedard Tankers Inc. Leader in Dry Bulk, Liquid, Liquefied Compressed Gas & Cryogenic Road Tanker Trailers.

5785 Place Turcot Montreal, QC H4C 1V9 Tel: 514.937.1670 • Fax: 514.937.2190 TRAILER SALES, LEASING, RENTALS & SERVICE


Gin-Cor Industries 5151 Hwy 17 West Mattawa, ON P0H 1V0 Toll Free 866.628.8292 Tel: 705.744.5543 Fax: 705.744.2943 TRUCK CUSTOMIZING

Fort Garry Industries

“Keeping You Covered”

5499 Harvester Road Burlington, ON L7L 5V4 Toll Free: 800.465.8277 Tel: 905.335.2012 Fax: 905.335.8499 TOWING SERVICES

Transcourt Tank Leasing Toll Free: 888.407.3830 Contacts:


Mike Trianos


(Quebec & Atlantic Provinces) Julie Thibaudeau Toll Free: 844.322.8360

1365 Bonhill Road Mississauga, ON L6T 1M1 Toll Free: 800.385.8801 Tel: 905.670.0100 • Fax: 905.670.8128 TRUCK LIGHTING & ACCESSORIES

Proud distributors of Lode-King, Midland Manufacturing, Landoll and more.

Load Covering Solutions Ltd.

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.

Quality Collision Centre Quality Collision Centre has been providing superior collision & body work for heavy trucks, trailers & cars since 1979. When you bring your vehicle in to Quality Collision Centre, you can be assured of timely turnaround, expert repairs & complete satisfaction.

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

Grote Industries, Co. Known for innovation, ethical business practices, and a strong commitment to providing quality products and service. Grote Industries is one of the world’s leading manufacturers and marketers of vehicle lighting and safety systems.

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


A Towing Service Ltd. Servicing GTA, Ontario and USA. A company you can count on!

185 Bartley Drive Toronto, ON M4A 1E6 Toll Free: 800.773.7952 Tel: 416.656.4000 Fax: 416.656.3065


Kee Training Academy

Abrams Towing “Service Across Ontario” 24 Hour Heavy Towing


“Your Goals Are Our Priority.”

6950 Kenderry Gate Mississauga, ON L5T 2S7 Toll Free: 877.670.3426 Tel: 905.670.3426 • Fax: 905.670.3436 www.keehumanresources. TRUCK & TRAILER REPAIRS

Toll Free: 888.667.5438 Tel: 416.398.2500

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

For TruckPro locations see page 45

A & A Exhaust Systems A one-stop total exhaust and emission solution provider. Our products, services and manufacturing abilities enable us to provide our customers with the highest standards in exhaust parts and services.

480 Grays Road, Hamilton, ON L8E 2Z4 Toll Free: 800.461.2495 Tel: 905.578.4303 Fax: 905.578.4381—

M.T.T. Repair Services Inc. Black Ice Towing 24 Hour Heavy, Medium & Light Duty Towing & Recovery. Tilt and Load & Float Services. Licenced Mechanic on Staff. Serving Parry Sound to Sudbury & Surrounding areas.

423 Hwy 69 Britt, ON P0G 1A0 Tel: 705.774.3224

M.T.T. Repair Services Inc. is a family owned and operated business that has been providing quality repairs and services since 1975. We operate out of a 14,000 square foot building with eleven bays including a truck and trailer paint bay and two sandblasting bays. M.T.T. Repair Services currently employs trailer mechanics, welders, body men and painters. We are also an accredited vehicle inspection station that allows us to conduct annual safety inspections to all of your trailers.

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

7695 Blackburn Parkway Niagara Falls, ON L2H 0A6 Toll Free: 877.357.0222 Tel: 905.357.0222 • Fax: 905.357.9122 TRUCK ACCESSORIES, PARTS & SUPPLIES

SWS Safety Warning Systems Canada’s Go-To Manufacturer, for Amber Beacons, Minibars, Traffic Directors and Backup Alarms for the past 45+ years. Excellent prices with the industry’s best warranties.

Texis Truck Exhaust “Diesel Performance Specialists”

1850 Gage Court Mississauga, ON L5S 1S2 Toll Free: 800.267.4740 Tel: 905.795.2838 Fax: 905.678.3030

For Traction locations see page 44



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

Fort Garry Industries

16230-118th Avenue NW Edmonton, AB T5V 1C6 Toll Free: 800.663.9366 Tel: 780.447.4422 • Fax: 780.447.3289 December 2017   25





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

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

Fort Garry Industries 170 Queens Drive Red Deer, AB T4P 0R5 Toll Free: 866.297.0022 Tel: 403.343.1383 Fax: 403.347.8275



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

Magnum Trailer & Equipment offers a full line of aluminum aftermarket truck accessories. From moose bumpers to cab guards, tool boxes and more, we can handle all of your truck accessory needs! Magnum Means More.

Fort Garry Industries



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

Fort Garry Industries C-112 Fielding Road Lively, ON P3Y 1L5 Toll Free: 866.328.7725 Tel: 705.222.1042 THUNDER BAY

Minimizer Minimizer has been in business for over 30 years. If it’s on/in a heavy duty truck and can be made of polymers, Minimizer is the brand most trusted.We have the only lifetime guarantee in the industry with products proven where it matters most – on trucks & trailers.

500 Minimizer Way S.E. Blooming Prairie, MN 55917 Toll Free: 800.248.3855 Tel: 507.583.2112 Fax: 507.583.7540 TRUCK SALES, LEASING, PARTS & SERVICE



Fort Garry Industries 1523 Ross Avenue East Regina, SK S4N 7E5 Toll Free: 800.552.8044 Tel: 306.757.5606 Fax: 306.781.7926 26    December 2017

Surgenor Truck Group 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, & one in Kingston, as well as 4 service affiliates (Belleville, Gatineau & 2 in Cornwall) providing regularly scheduled maintenance as well as on-call 24/7 for roadside assistance, & parts delivery.

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


EDMONTON 14811-116th Avenue Edmonton, AB T5M 3E8 Toll Free: 800.661.8825 Tel: 780.452.6933 Fax: 780.455.8612 NEW BRUNSWICK

MONCTON Unit 5, 191 Henri Dunant Street Moncton, NB E1E 1E4 Toll Free: 844.701.GEAR Tel: 506.855.GEAR Fax: 506.859.GEAR ONTARIO

MISSISSAUGA #3, 7337 Pacific Circle Mississauga, ON L5T 1V1 Toll Free: 844.564.8998 Tel: 905.564.899 Fax: 905.564.6284 TRUCK WASH SYSTEMS


Awash Systems Corp. Automatic Wash Systems & Water Treatment Recycling Systems customized to your requirements. C & R Transmission Service Ltd. Your Complete Driveline Service Center. Authorized Allison Overhaul & Maintenance Dealer. Large Inventory of the Most Popular Clutches, Transmissions & Differentials. Factory-Trained Rebuilders & 9 Service Bays.

13 Anderson Blvd. Stouffville, ON L4A 7X4 Toll Free: 888.297.0682 Tel: 905.642.4556 Fax: 905.642.2293

19 Community Avenue, Unit 2 Stoney Creek, ON L8E 2X9 Toll Free: 800.265.7405 Tel: 905.662.2662 Fax: 888.407.9498 USED OIL FURNACES & BOILERS [SALES & SERVICE]

Gerry’s Truck Centre “Your Complete Transportation Business Partner.”

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

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

FREDERICTON 14 Millennium Drive Fredericton NB E3C 2N8 Toll Free: 888.339.7344 Tel: 506.459.1204 Fax: 506.454.1376



2525 Inkster Blvd. Winnipeg, MB R2R 2Y4 Toll Free: 800.282.8044 Tel: 204.632.8261 Fax: 204.956.1786

Lounsbury Heavy-Duty Truck Centre

Magnum Trailer & Equipment


Fort Garry Industries



31632 Marshall Road, Unit 1 Abbotsford, BC V2T 6B1 Toll Free: 800.661.3406 Tel: 604.855.3866 Fax: 604.855.3866

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


Maximum Powertrain We specialize in rebuilding ALL makes of High Quality Differentials, Transmissions, Mid-Range and Steering Gears. We offer competitive price on all units sold. We have all ratios and models in stock! Fast, Honest and Reliable Service! We pick up and deliver! 116 Orenda Road, Unit 7 Brampton, ON L6W 3W6 Tel: 647.629.8035 Fax: 289.752.4565

De-On Supply Inc. DSI is the world’s largest distributor and service provider for Clean Burn, the largest seller of used oil furnaces & boilers. Clean Burn stands head & shoulders above the competition due to its innovative technology and quality manufacturing. Sale & Service from Coast to Coast.

1595 Lobsinger Line, R.R.#1 Waterloo, ON N2J 4G8 Toll Free: 800.824.4115 Toll Free Fax: 888.626.7843 VEHICLE DELIVERY

Lounsbury Heavy-Duty Truck Centre Truck Sales, Parts, Service, Body Shop Repairs, Radiator Sales & Recore along with the latest in Hunter Alignment Technology for all makes and models. Two locations in New Brunswick to serve you.

MONCTON 725 St. George Blvd. Moncton, NB E1E 2C2 Toll Free: 800.561.7782 Tel: 506.857.4345 Fax: 506.857.4346


CALGARY 7170 Blackfoot Trail SE Calgary, AB T2H 2M1 Toll Free: 800.661.1378 Tel: 403.252.3880 Fax: 403.252.6308

Compass Vehicle Delivery Inc. All types of vehicles delivered across North America, which includes specializing in fleet relocation.

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


Canadians First! an Open Letter from Jacques Tremblay, Owner of Tremcar Inc.


do not think our leaders are aware of the impact the development of our energy resources have on the Canadian economy. As long as our society will need oil, why not encourage Canadians first? Pipelines are built around the world and the fact remains it is still the safest way to transport oil. People do not realize the economic spinoffs western Canadian activity has on Ontario, Quebec and New Brunswick businesses. Oil arrives from Algeria and other foreign countries in Quebec or in Saint John, New Brunswick by boat or train. Quebec and other eastern Canadian provinces pay much more for their oil because rail is much more expensive than pipelines. On an economic basis we handicap our society because we refuse to see things as they are and politicians often reflect the illusion that it is good for them without a

realistic comparison. Have we thought about whether we would encourage our Canadians instead of sending billions of dollars abroad every year to stimulate our businvesses and create jobs without subsidies? Let this not be unspoken because sooner or later we will have a recession in Canada. Let us be proud and think of our Canadians first. I met the Premier of Saskatchewan, Brad Wall; a couple of years back, a man with a great vision that has done a lot for his province. I’d like to share with you his opinion regarding the cancellation of Energy East project and I have to mention that I fully agree. Jacques Tremblay, President of Tremcar Technologies Tremcar Inc. is a family manufacturer that employs over 600 people in Canada, 500 in Quebec.


Message from Brad Wall, Premier of Saskatchewan


oday is not a good day for Canada. It is not a good day for the federation. It is a very bad day for the west. TransCanada made the decision to cancel Energy East - but make no mistake, the reasons for it falls at the feet of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the federal government. They have been, at best, ambivalent about the project and then moved the goalposts at the last moment by asking the regulator to consider the impact of upstream greenhouse gas emissions. Imagine if something like this was considered prior to the construction of auto assembly plants in Ontario or the factories that manufacture heavily subsidized jets in Quebec or the highways and rails that transport those products. Former federal Liberal Cabinet Minister, and now Montreal Mayor, Denis Coderre cheers the cancellation of this pipeline. He who leads a city that, just 2 years ago used a pipeline to dump 4.9 BILLION litres, or nearly 2,000 Olympic-

sized swimming pools, of raw sewage into the St. Lawrence Seaway. It is a good thing that Mr. Coderre’s hypocrisy needs no pipeline for conveyance, for it would need to be very large and could never get approved for construction. When Coderre cheers for the end of this pipeline, he cheers for the imported oil we buy from Saudi Arabia, where women can now drive, but the public beheadings continue. He is cheering against an energy sector in our country that employs thousands and has paid on average over the last 3 years $17 billion annually in taxes and royalties to Canadian governments. $17 billion is enough to pay for 680 new schools, 1.8 million knee replacements and 4.25 million child care spaces. We have lost an opportunity to strengthen quality of life in Canada. Beyond the immediate impact, there are other reasons to be concerned. A new Liberal carbon tax, new Liberal tax changes for small business (that

will hurt many in the energy sector and farmers), changes to the NEB applied only to this sector and not to others, and methane regulations that will not be mirrored south of the border, with whom we must compete for job creating investment dollars. We have a company that committed more than a billion dollars to a project and made earnest efforts to address the concerns of the public and regulators. A company that made 700 changes to its plans as part of that response. Make no mistake; other companies’ decisions to invest in Canada will be informed by this debacle. The expectation of course from the federal government, and some powerful central Canadian interests, is that the west will just grin and bear this latest blow to our economy and our people. That our taxpayers in Saskatchewan and Alberta will continue to send, without question, about $2.5 billion in equalization payments to help support

Quebec that receives $11 billion in equalization per year and $1.4 billion to Ontario. All of this, despite the fact that low energy prices have resulted in job losses and lower revenues for the last 4 years. Something needs to change. For the west to continue on like this in our federal system is the equivalent of having Stockholm syndrome. The decision by TransCanada to cancel the Energy East project was made because of a lack of interest and leadership - or worse, intentional decisions and policies of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his government. He should answer for this. He needs to be held accountable for this. His actions and his government’s actions may well have some westerners wondering if this country really values western Canada, the resources we have, and the things we do to contribute to the national economy and to quality of life for all. Brad Wall, Premier of Saskatchewan


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Women In Trucking

By Ellen Voie

Sharing Best Practices Around the World


s the trucking industry in North America looks toward women to create a more diverse workforce and to fill talent gaps, nations around the world look toward America to lead the way. Recently, I was asked to speak at a conference in Hue City, Vietnam to share best practices the Women In Trucking Association has found in our efforts to increase the numbers of women in transportation careers. The event was called the Women In Transportation initiative which was launched in 2011 by the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperative (APEC) to address the growing need to identify barriers and share best practices in four core areas. These areas include education, access to jobs, retention and leadership development. Since 2011, events have been held in Washington DC, Viet Nam, Indonesia, Japan, and the Philippines, the most recent being the September event held in Hue City, Viet Nam. This forum included presentations from government leaders, private sector innovators, and transportation trailblazers. The Women In Transportation Task Force created the “APEC Women in Transportation Data Framework and Best Practices Report.”  The report outlines the five pillars of focus and then identifies eighteen priority outcomes.  The pillars include education, entry into the sector, retention, leadership and access and use (of transportation services.) Women In Trucking’s Girl Scout Trans-

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portation patch is included in this report for its effectiveness in “providing critical exposure to young girls about the variety of employment opportunities in the transportation sector, including trucking, through fostering an important partnership with a popular local youth organization.” Other initiatives setting examples of best practices include the Philippines Women in Maritime “She to Sea” mentoring forum to increase gender equality on maritime vessels. The government of Malaysia created the “Women Taxi” pilot program to promote the idea that driving a taxi is an opportunity a woman should consider when looking for a flexible and economically productive career. The Viet Nam Women’s Union Model for Routine Road Maintenance program was created to not only raise the awareness of the importance of rural road maintenance, but to train local citizens in three provinces in maintaining their rural roads. The project also promoted the use of unions in organizing the training for both men and women. At the APEC Women In Transportation Conference, three groups were selected to share their successful projects and their results in increasing women’s participation. One of the projects seemed so obvious but wasn’t that simple to resolve initially. The streets of Viet Nam are filled with scooters. In fact, motor scooters are the main mode of transportation for 95 percent of drivers in the country and these drivers often have numerous passengers clinging to them as they zip along the streets. At the invitation of the APEC Women in

Transportation, I was asked to speak to the group about the Women In Trucking Association’s initiatives to increase gender diversity in transportation areas, focusing on leadership roles in supply chain careers. The trip to Viet Nam was truly memorable, not only in experiencing new cities and different cultures but in meeting the

passionate women (and a few men) at the event. The challenge in creating a more gender-diverse transportation workforce isn’t limited to the United States but is a topic that is being addressed around the world. Contact Ellen at:


Keeping Your Vehicles Clean

By Jack Jackson

Truck Washing Time Can Be Reduced


hen discussing truck washing, the element of clean is always paramount. Everyone wants a clean truck as the obvious result, but how to get there has many, many paths. The element of time in washing is probably the most complicated of the five elements of washing vehicles. For a

refresher, the five elements of washing are Time, Temperature, Procedure, Application and Chemicals. All elements together result in the desired outcome, but time seems to be the most difficult to understand. Time considers labor costs. The most efficient labour system is the fully

automated, drive through vehicle wash machine. The driver arrives to the opening or door and a sensor begins the whole process as the vehicle drives through the wash and rinse cycle. This is low labor with only the driver’s time being affected, but by far the highest cost of a system to purchase and maintain due to the

complicated machinery required. The time in line waiting for washing may be a forgotten factor of driver wage and fuel consumption, depending on public truck washes or your own company wash bay. I have yet to see this cost built into the cost per wash metrics. The highest labor cost is the lowest capital cost and that is manually cleaning with a bucket, hose and brush. The low entry cost has inefficient results and many other factors to consider such as safety, attendance, quality as well as the wages. Everyone we consult with underestimates the true time to wash their trucks, usually by half. There is twice the cost when truly considered in every analysis we have completed. Time with electric, water and fuel are all determined by the methods of how you intend to wash the vehicle. As with most buildings or companies, this cost is combined in the overall company invoices and rarely broken out on its on P&L. To take the time to research this will yield results that may shock you at the true costs associated with washing, especially water. The more time you take to wash, the more time utilities increase, however there are methods of washing in same time with drastic differences in electric, water and fuel costs. Researching these methods of throughput is key to determining quality and quantity. You can win in all facets. Finally, dwell time of chemicals is crucial. First, using too many chemicals or not enough chemicals is detrimental to the quality of wash and of course the cost. Secondly, even using the proper chemicals without allowing for the proper time to let that chemical do its job is just wasting money as well. Time is always a human issue that is truly not given its proper measurement until it’s long past due. There are many methods and procedures to build into your process and strategy to get results in the best time and cost available. It just takes time to figure out. Jack Jackson is President of Awash Systems Corp. Email: jjackson@awashystems. com or call 1.800.265.7405. Visit our website North America’s leader in Fleet Washing Solutions.


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Minimizer Seat Offers Adjustability, Comfort for Female Truck Drivers


looming Prairie, Minnesota - The Minimizer Long Haul Series Seat is designed with a truck driver’s health and safety in mind, no matter their gender. “Minimizer seats are not only comfortable for men, we need to remember there are women drivers, too,” Minimizer CEO and Chief Visionary Craig Kruckeberg said. “Unfortunately, due to their body type, certain things don’t always fit them correctly, like their seat.  It’s one of the reasons we came out with the Minimizer Seat. It will fit anyone perfectly!” Minimizer met with numerous truck drivers, medical professionals and ergonomic specialists when designing the Long Haul Series Seat. It comes with 14 standard features, all of which are used when adjusting the seat to fit any body type.

“Consider a six-four, 280-pound male truck driver in the same seat as a fivesix, 120-pound female truck driver,” Dr. Joseph Sweere of Northwestern Health and Sciences University said. “This is why adjustability is so important. It’s a critical component, and it’s one of the reasons I have so much admiration for the Minimizer Long Haul Series Seat.” A recent survey found dissatisfaction with the tractor topped the list for female drivers. “There are nearly 250,000 female truckers on the road today, and they need equipment that’s going to keep them safe and comfortable,” Kruckeberg said. “I’m happy to say the Minimizer Long Haul Series Seat fits the bill. I guarantee it!” To learn more about the Minimizer Long Haul Series Seat, visit www.minimizer. com, where you can also get a quote or


Carrier-Customer Relations in an ELD World


andatory Electronic Logging Devices - coming into effect in the U.S. in December 2017 and in Canada shortly after - are fundamentally changing carrier-shipper relations. As carriers gear up to comply with the rule, shippers need to consider the implications to their own businesses. Consequently, the Canadian Trucking Alliance has released a white board video and one-page infographic explaining the implications of ELDs on the shipper community. Specifically, the video describes how the supply chain has an obligation to reduce waiting time and ensure truck drivers’ time is spent driving rather than waiting to load and unload at customers’ facilities. “Under an ELD mandate, hours of service rules are not a stop watch that can be halted and restarted,” said CTA President Stephen Laskowski. “The entire supply chain is coming under the microscope. Pushing carriers and drivers to bend compliance is no longer an option.” The video also details how shippers and

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carriers need to plan better to account for other delays outside of a driver’s control such as construction, severe weather and cross-border snarls - which can all eat up allowable driving hours. Furthermore, carriers need to work closer with their customers in creating as many safe resting and downtime opportunities as possible. Carriers are encouraged to share the video and infographic with their supply chain partners and customers. Go to uploads/2017/10/Shipper-Carrier-ELDInfographic-EN_public.pdf to view the English version. Go to uploads/2017/10/Shipper-Carrier-ELDInfographic-FR_public.pdf to view the French version. “We’re hopeful this common sense message will help all parties to become more flexible and fulfill their responsibility to create a safe supply chain in an ELD world,” says Laskowski. CTA anticipates Canada will publish its own ELD proposal later this fall.


find a local Minimizer distributor. ABOUT MINIMIZER Leveraging more than 30 years of manufacturing expertise at its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Blooming Prairie, Minnesota, Minimizer is not just the leader in poly semi-truck fenders. We invented the category. Minimizer poly fenders and integrated bracket kits are nearly indestructible and are guaranteed for life. Our research and development team constantly “tests and tortures” each of our products to make sure what goes on, in, or is used to fix the truck, meets the rigors of our tough industry. We also manufacture industry-leading light kits, mud flaps, tool boxes, tire masks, work benches and other accessories. Our most recent innovations include the ONLY Custom Molded Floor Mats in the world for semi-trucks, the revolutionary ‘whole body’ Minimizer Truck Seat System, and the recently released Long Haul Series Mattress. Minimizer has been family owned and operated for three generations. The company manufactures its products in the USA and makes everything tough enough to please tough people in a tough industry.

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Rude Captures First-Ever Bandit Championship in Season Finale


ordele, Georgia - Tommy Boileau (#16) may have won the weekend, but the 2017 Bandit season belonged to Ricky Rude (#14). Rude captured the inaugural Bandit points championship Sunday, a day after the event at Crisp Motorsports Park was postponed due to rain. “It’s a good thing I had a 192 point lead going into the weekend,” Rude said. “This is the worst weekend I’ve had,

truck-wise.” Boileau stole the checkered flag in Sunday’s feature race, nearly overtaking Rude in the process, finishing just 12 points behind the season champion. “Tommy is a tough guy to beat,” Rude said. “He’s got his truck dialed in, and I’m just glad I had the cushion going into the weekend.” “It’s unbelievable that it came down to 12 points,” Boileau said. “We’ve both

had our triumphs and we’ve both had our rough weekends, so a big congrats to Ricky on the title.” “It’s an honor to be in this position to get this (trophy), and I just appreciate each and every one of our fans,” Rude said. The 2017 Bandit season saw its fair shares of firsts, fans, and wild finishes. Sell-out crowds marked many of the events, as Bandits lined up to steal a $50,000 purse at every race.

Even Sunday’s season finale saw the debut of first-time Bandit, Bob Mitchell (#13), who will join the series full-time in 2018. “It’s been an awesome season, but next year is going to be even better,” Craig Kruckeberg (#55) said. “We’ll see more Bandits, more races and more fans. I can’t wait!” The Bandit Big Rig Series will release its 2018 schedule later this year, with an eye on expansion to 15 races. “We’ll be going to some tracks for the first time in 2018,” Director of Operations Brian Madsen said. “I can’t wait for fans to see the schedule.” For more information on the Minimizer Bandit Big Rig Series, visit banditseries. com. About Bandit Big Rig Series The Bandit Big Rig Series returns big rig tractor truck racing to the short track in the United States. The series was designed to be affordable and accessible for anyone wishing to put together a race team. For additional information, please contact Brian Madsen at 507.676.6627, or email


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From the

Driver’s Seat BY: MAREK KRASUSKI marek@woodwardpublishing. com

Passing Years


s the end of 2017 draws near and thoughts turn toward Christmas time, OTN turned toward drivers at a truck stop to get their perspective on the impact of the holiday season on their jobs, and their reflections of the past year. Here’s what some of them had to say, most echoing frustration over civilian drivers

Though retired, DAVID HAY well remembers this chaotic season. “Drivers can be really crazy before Christmas. Everyone is in a rush to get somewhere fast, and the inclement weather makes driving potentially much more dangerous. I was fortunate enough never to have any accidents, but there were many close calls. I don’t envy the truckers out there who have to deal with the weather, bad drivers and the general anxiety that seems to ramp up at this time of year.”

All in all JEFF WORLEY had a good a year. “Nothing out of the ordinary really happened in 2017, other than it being a busy year. I do get lots of time off for Christmas so the holiday season doesn’t affect me too much, though I would like motorists to take greater care when driving. It’s a common complaint, I think, shared by lots of truckers.”

For DALE FOURNIER 2017 could have been better. “It wasn’t a good year, too many breakdowns with the truck. As for the driving there’s room for lots of improvement. Drivers want to get where they are going and get there fast. They don’t seem to give a damn about us truckers. As for accidents I am not sure if there are more at this time of year as I’ve never been involved in one.”

By contrast, STEVE LEXTON had a good year. “It was a very good year for me hauling commercial tires for heavy machinery. There was a lot of product and stuff to deliver. That said, because of the traffic and the weather at this time of the year, driving can get a bit hectic.”

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Liberty’s Brian Taylor Wins Service to Industry Award – Highest Honour in Trucking


heodore Roosevelt once summed up his approach to successful foreign policy by quipping: “speak softly, and carry a big stick.” Brian Taylor, Founder of Liberty Linehaul, is also known for his diplomacy and getting results - minus the stick. Soft spoken and thoughtful, when Brian Taylor has something to say, everybody listens - because they want to. One of the most respected men in trucking, Taylor was honoured November 9th by the industry he spent his life serving with the prestigious Omnitracs-Ontario Trucking Association Service to Industry Award at the OTA’s 91st executive conference in Toronto. The award pays tribute to an individual who, by their commitment, vision, leadership and unstinting service, has made an outstanding contribution to the development and success of the truck transportation industry. “As a person, Brian is modest. But he commands a tremendous amount of respect for his balanced and progressive approach to issues, especially concerning safety and carrier accountability,” says OTA President Stephen Laskowski. “He has tremendous insight into how we should advance as an industry.” Brian grew up in Kitchener, Ontario. He

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was the son of a cattle farmer and truck driver who loved everything his dad did and wanted to follow in his footsteps. He reportedly could drive a truck long before he could drive a car. Supposedly, he first piloted a commercial truck at 8 years-old. As a young man, Brian had only two gears - work and playing hockey. He started hauling gravel and worked as a diesel mechanic. Brian formed Liberty Linehaul in 1987 as an LTL and truckload carrier specializing in international freight between Canada and the United States. The company currently has a fleet of 48 tractors and 95 trailers operating out of Ayr, Ontario. Brian served as Chairman of the OTA between 2010-2012 proving that small carriers had a strong voice at the association. But his influence dates back years before he took the helm of the organization. One of his first roles came during the so-called “wheel-off crisis” of the mid-1990s, where he drew on his background as a former mechanic to try finding solutions. He was ultimately appointed to the OTA’s executive committee and championed landmark safety initiatives such as mandatory speed limiters and helping to map out the EOBR mandate as well as combating the driver shortage.

He has also been a strong advocate for trucking and has worked to improve the industry’s image in media and through public relations. One characteristic that has remained a constant throughout Brian’s life is his passion, unrelenting dedication and his work ethic. It has propelled his company to punch way above its weight in both business and as a leader in the industry. “His integrity, his honesty and his loyalty are unquestionable,” says long-time

friend Dan Einwechter, CEO of Challenger Motor Freight. “He leads by example and inspires everyone around him to elevate their game as well.” Adds Mike Ham, VP of Omnitracs: “Brian is living proof that you don’t need a lot of trucks to influence change. His commitment to serving the OTA, the industry, and his customers is remarkable. On behalf of Omnitracs, I am so proud to present him with this most deserving award.”


Left Lane Associates

By Mike McCarron

The Wind in Your Sales


ecently the Truck Training Schools Association of Ontario (TTSAO) invited me to help lead them through a strategic planning session for its board of directors. While running MSM I became very fond of strategic planning. Each year we’d take advantage of the U.S. Thanksgiving slowdown to get away for a few days and plot the future course of our company. With all this experience I frankly fancied myself as a bit of an expert on the subject. That is until I started my research for the TTSAO project by Googling “strategic planning”. In a half-second Google returned more than 85 million hits. I plugged the term into Amazon and was blown away to see 300,000 books listed on the subject. It turns out there are a lot of experts on strategic planning and everyone has his own idea about how to approach it, including a lot of really smart people who think the whole process is a total waste

of time. I don’t happen to share the latter sentiment. I like to think of strategic planning as the keel on the company boat. A good plan helps keep the ship sailing in the right direction regardless of the powerful and ever-shifting winds that try to blow you off course. During my years at MSM I learned a lot about how not to conduct a strategic planning session. When it came time to help the committed, passionate folks of the TTSAO navigate these waters, I had valuable experience to draw from. NEUTRAL SKIPPERS At MSM, my first lesson in strategic planning was the most painful. That’s when I realized that all our Thanksgiving sessions had nothing to do with planning. I didn’t really solicit input from employees to find, rank, and prioritize new opportunities for the business. I never drew on their knowledge and experience to find

better ways to do things. Instead, I used my authority as company skipper to tell my shipmates in a round- about way which route we would take. There was no collaboration and we certainly didn’t build consensus. A good captain knows the view from the bridge isn’t always the best one. Come to your planning session with an open mind and be ready to listen to those around you. IMPLEMENTATION WOES When a session is over, people will highfive each other like they’ve just won the Americas Cup. They’re ecstatic because the company’s problems are now solved, and the yearly bonus is within their grasp. Think again. Strategic plans fail because of poor or no implementation. Sure, you might know where you want the boat to go, but unless your plan is one you can successfully execute, you’re guaranteed to run aground before you reach your destination. RULES OF ENGAGEMENT Set some common-sense ground rules before your planning session begins. Let your staff know they can speak their mind with zero consequences the next day at the office. If people are uncomfortable or afraid to be honest they’ll sit around like bobble heads agreeing with everything you say. Encourage constructive conflict. Debate should be respectful and not personal. When a disagreement happens (and it will) let everyone briefly state their opinion, then quickly vote on the matter. Once the votes are cast make sure the pouters ditch the attitude and keep contributing.

Personal agendas will kill any progress you make. FOCUS ON THE HORIZON One lesson I learned at MSM is that an average long-term strategy is better than a series of brilliant one-year plans. It’s a mistake to start each year with a brand-new plan. Instead, focus on what’s working, what isn’t, and why. Add features to last year’s model that will make your company faster, sleeker, and easier to steer through the Transportation Ocean. Your current plan might be solid but there’s something holding you back. You might be surprised how much faster you can move once you realize you have an anchor in the sand. Mike McCarron is the President of Left Lane Associates, a firm specializing in growth strategies, both organic and through mergers and acquisitions. A 33-year industry veteran, McCarron founded MSM Transportation, which he sold in 2012. He can be reached at mike@, call.888. 204.8434 or @AceMcC on Twitter.



Applications Open for 5th Annual Top Fleet Employers Program


ttawa, Ontario - Applications are now open for Trucking HR Canada’s 5th annual Top Fleet Employers program, which recognizes fleets who demonstrate a commitment to going above and beyond in their human resources practices. Applications and online submissions will be accepted at until close of business on January 31, 2018. The Top Fleet Employers program is open to any Canadian fleet, and recognizes employers that meet Trucking HR Canada’s standards of excellence in human resources for the trucking industry. There is no limit to the number or size of

fleets which can be honoured. The Top Fleet Employers program rates workplaces on recruitment and retention initiatives, compensation, lifestyle, employee engagement and communications, health and wellness. In addition to the online application and document submission, the process also involves employee surveys and follow-up interviews where required. Selection criteria reflect human resources issues, trends and working environments seen in the Canadian trucking industry. To learn more about the Top Fleet Employers program, and to apply, visit www.


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Le resserrement des règlementations en 2017 mène à des innovations en motricité PAR MAREK KRASUSKI


es réglementations sur les émissions de gaz à effet de serre imposées par l’EPA continuent à forcer les fabricants de moteurs à concevoir des nouveaux moteurs qui satisfont aux exigences de l’EPA, tout en maintenant une puissance motrice suffisante. L’économie de carburant et la puissance sont les paramètres les plus importants pour les nouveaux modèles, et l’année 2017 marque un tournant dans l’industrie, avec l’introduction sur le marché de moteurs performants. E n j a n v i e r d e r n i e r, p a r exemple, PACCAR, un important fabricant de

moteurs p o u r camions p o i d s lourds de marque Kenworth, Peterbilt, et DAF, on su satisfaire aux exigences en matière d’économie de carburant et de puissance motrice en améliorant leur modèles de moteurs MX-13 et MX-11. Le vice-président de l’entreprise, Landon Sproull, affirme que les moteurs modifiés fournissent une puissance et un rendement énergétique optimal, et, en plus, qu’ils ne sont pas chers. A la fois le MX-13 et le MX-11 ont été optimisés pour fournir plus de puissance et de couple. Ces nouveaux modèles ont plusieurs avantages : meilleur rendement énergétique grâce à leur compresseur d’air à cylindre unique, leur pompe hydraulique à cylindrée variable, et leur pompe de refroidissement à vitesse variable. Les huiles de moteur et filtres ne doivent désormais être remplacés que tous les 60,000 à 75,000 miles, ce qui représente des économies importantes au cours de la vie d’un véhicule. Les améliorations au système de post-traitement réduisent aussi le poids du moteur d’environ 100 livres. D’ici la 34    December 2017

fin de l’année PACCAR aura produit 135,000 moteurs MX pour le marché nord-américain. PACCAR affirme que l’industrie a adopté le moteur MX avec ferveur, ce dont témoigne le fait que 50% des camions Kenworth seront équipés de moteurs PACCAR. 2017 fut l’année où de nouvelles règlementations environnementales sont entrées en effet, suivant celles que l’EPA et la National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) ont imposées en 2014. Celles de 2014 cherchaient à réduire l’empreinte carbone des véhicules dans leur entièreté en exigeant à la fois l’installation de pneus à faible ré sis tance au roul eme nt et des modifications aérodynamiques. Les nouvelles réglementations v i s e n t directement les moteurs pour réduire les émissions de gaz à effet de serre. M a c k Tr u c k s a pu atteindre ses objectifs de réduction d’émissions en améliorant leur moteur MP pour camions professionnels. Ces nouveaux moteurs réalisent une économie en carburant de 2 à 8.8 pourcent par rapports à leurs prédécesseurs. Leur MP7 à 11 litres a été modifié pour plus de puissance (425 chevaux), 1560 livres-par-pieds de couple, et leurs moteurs MP7 et MP8 ont été allégés respectivement de 25 et 44 livres. Mack affirme qu’une amélioration importante a été effectuée sur l’injecteur de carburant, qui a été remplacé par une rampe commune à haute pression qui injecte de manière plus efficace du carburant dans les cylindres, ce qui permet u n e meilleure économie d’essence et une

combustion plus propre. D’ailleurs, dans le sillage des nouvelles règlementations, la combustion a aussi été « nettoyée  » grâce à un nouveau modèle de piston qui produit moins de suie. Parmi les autres innovations, il y a un tube de Venturi à double paroi qui est attaché au système EGR pour améliorer les démarrages à froid et les extinctions de moteurs, un nouvel arbre à came et une pompe de refroidissement à deux vitesses  ; toutes ces innovations améliorent l’économie de carburant, fournissent plus de puissance, permettent une conduite moins bruyante, et allègent les moteurs MP. Un autre exemple de moteur plus propre est le Cummins X15 turbodiésel, qui dépasse les nouvelles exigences en économies de carburant de l’EPA grâce à de nombreuses innovations. Cummins a capitalisé sur les meilleurs atouts des ses ISX15, aboutissant à un moteur plus économe, plus puissant, et plus durable. Un nouvel arbre à came minimise les pertes lors de la combustion et fournit une combustion plus propre, et un nouveau piston réduit le transfert de chaleur aux huiles de moteur. Une discussion sur les moteurs ne serait pas complète si l’on ne mentionnait pas la poussée vers les camions électriques. Cela fait bien 10 ans que Tesla Trucks promet un camion poids lourd totalement alimenté par électricité. Selon son Plan Maître, le Tesla semi entrera en production dans les deux prochaines années. Le Tesla semi aura une autonomie de 200 à 300 miles. Cette autonomie limitée l’exclut pour le moment du marché long-courrier, où il ne peut pas rivaliser avec les camions au diésel qui ont un rayon d’autonomie de 1000 miles. Par contre, il est déjà prévu que les camions électriques s’imposeront dans le marché régional, occupant autant que 30 pourcent de ce marché aux États-Unis. Tout de même, le PDG de Tesla, Elon Musk, reste confiant que le camion de sa compagnie, tôt ou tard, sera viable pour le marché long courrier. Les experts prédisent que les camions électriques autonomes réduiraient les couts d’opération de 70 pourcent, par rapport aux camions au diésel, ce qui représenterait une économie tellement colossale que cela pourrait changer l’industrie de fond en comble. Cette année, le fabricant de camions

commerciaux Nikola Motor Company a introduit son camion électrique de classe 8 Nikola One, et projette d’installer un réseau de 1000 stations de ravitaillement pour appuyer son nouveau camion hybride. Le Nikola One est un camion à hydrogène avec une autonomie de 800 à 1,200 miles. L’entreprise pense qu’il est préférable pour un moteur électrique qu’il soit alimenté par piles à hydrogène que par prise électrique. Les piles de Nikola seraient disponibles pour $3.50 par kilogramme, ce qui est la moitié du prix sur le marché actuel. Cette nouvelle technologie n’est pas sans problèmes, cependant, et c’est pourquoi les camions électriques ou hybrides demeurent confinés aux marchés de livraisons régionaux. Aussi, il y a toujours le fait que les gens résistent au changement ; aussi faudrat-il attendre que les

camions électriques aient fait leurs preuves, surtout dans le marché du long-courrier, avant de les voir s’imposent véritablement dans l’industrie. Cela dit, il y a une tendance mondiale marquée vers l’électrisation des camions. La Chine, par exemple, qui n’est certainement pas un leader mondial en matière de technologies vertes, est pourtant le plus gros marché pour les véhicules commerciaux électriques. Pas moins de 95 pourcent de ses autobus - 100,000 au total - sont électriques. E n E u r o p e, l e s f o u r n i s s e u r s d e camions sont de plus en plus sous pression pour remplir le marché de camions à faibles émissions. Et bien que les couts d’achats demeurent très élevés en Amérique du Nord, les couts d’opération sont faibles, ce qui laisse espérer que les camions électriques seront une alternative viable dans le futur proche.




Un nouveau Directeur s’est joint à l’équipe de développement des affaires chez Transcourt


ocation de citernes Transcourt a le plaisir d’annoncer la nomination de Mike Trianos à titre de nouveau directeur du développement des affaires pour l’Ontario et le Manitoba. Mike apporte plus de dix ans expérience en vente, location et réparation à l’équipe de Transcourt. Au cours de sa carrière, Mike a contribué avec succès à la gestion d’un vaste portefeuille de clients dans l’industrie canadienne du

transport en vrac. « Nous sommes confiants que Mike nous aidera à renforcer notre présence et augmenté notre capacité sur le marché de L’Ontario et du Manitoba » a déclaré Bruce Daccord, président de Transcourt. Mike se consacrera à aider et soutenir nos clients à atteindre leurs objectifs commerciaux en Ontario et au Manitoba ainsi qu’à rentabiliser et optimiser au mieux leurs investissements dans les équipements.

A PROPOS DE TRANSCOURT Transcourt location de citernes a été fondée en 1997, spécifiquement pour répondre aux besoins de location à moyen et long terme de l’industrie du transport de vrac liquide et sec. La vaste flotte de remorques-citernes de Transcourt est offerte aux clients partout en Amérique du Nord grâce à un vaste choix de configurations de remorquesciternes, offertes à divers segments de l’industrie.



Tremcar fait équipe avec Opération Nez Rouge!


ette année, les employés de Tremcar ont décidé de représenter l’entreprise de la région et faire du raccompagnement pour Opération Nez Rouge. L’initiative émane de Marc-André Marchand, soudeur et président du syndicat chez Tremcar. Ses collègues, Steve St-Martin, Mathieu Aube et Pierre Gaudreau ont décidé de faire équipe avec ce dernier pour les trois prochains weekends du mois de décembre. La seule demande faite auprès de leur patron Daniel Tremblay, est bien évidemment l’emprunt du véhicule aux couleurs de Tremcar, un Hummer de circonstance

pour un raccompagnement chez soit de première classe! Après la tournée du chevreuil au nez rouge dans les bureaux de l’entreprise cet après-midi, Tremcar recrutera probablement plusieurs bénévoles pour reconduire nos fêtards chez eux en toute sécurité cette année. Vous allez sans doute apercevoir le Hummer Tremcar sillonner les routes de St-Jeansur-Richelieu et des environs toutes les fins de semaine du mois de décembre. Nous désirons saluer l’initiative de ces derniers et encourager davantage l’implication de nos employés dans notre communauté!


Philippe Boisclair, Porte-parole d’Opération Nez Rouge et homme d’affaire de la région accompagné du chevreuil au nez rouge, Steve St-Martin, Marc-André Marchand et Mathieu Aube, tous les trois employés de Tremcar


Les volumes de TransCore Link Logistics demeurent solides en octobre


oronto, Ontario – TransCore Link Logistics a rapporté une croissance de 57% sur une base annuelle des volumes de cargaisons affichées au cours du mois d’octobre. De fait, en comparaison avec les neuf mois précédents, octobre se situe bien au-delà du taux de croissance annuel moyen de 43%. Comparativement au mois dernier, les volumes de cargaisons ont augmenté de 3%. Octobre a également été le cinquième mois consécutif à établir un record de volumes de cargaisons. Les cargaisons intra-canadiennes ont représenté 25% des volumes totaux, ce qui représente une hausse de 41% sur une base annuelle. Utilisation de l’équipement Les affichages de cargaisons transfrontalières ont compté pour 71% de

toutes les données soumises par les utilisateurs de Loadlink : Les cargaisons en partance du Canada à destination des États-Unis ont crû de

63% sur une base annuelle, et Les cargaisons entrant au Canada ont bondi de 75% sur une base annuelle. Vous trouverez plus d’informations

sur TransCore Link Logistics sur le site, @loadlink sur Twitter, sur YouTube, sur LinkedIn et sur Facebook.


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Welcome to our complimentary Truck Stop Directory. We want to help truckers and travellers find the nearest truck stop on route to their destination. For details on how you can list your truck stop, call Barb Woodward at 613.965.6770 or email ALBERTA


Cougar Fuels Ltd.

5602-54th Avenue Bonnyville, AB T9N 2N3 Tel: 780.826.3043 Fax: 780.826.6353 Convenience store, cardlock & showers.


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











Jepson Petroleum Ltd.

Brandon Husky Travel Centre

Exit 19, 100 Grey Rock Road Edmundston, NB E7C 0B6 Tel: 506.737.2010 Fax: 506.737.2015 Open 24/7 365 days, full service islands, diesel, cardlock, propane, lubricants, driver’s lounge and business centre, seafood & burger restaurant (Le Pirate de la Mer), convenience store, washrooms, showers (4), laundry facilities, parking for 75 trucks, double car wash & 2 bay pet wash, Wi-Fi, ATM, fax & photocopier.

AgCom Petroleum Sale Ltd (Petro-Pass) 3240 – 2nd Avenue North Lethbridge, AB T1H 0C6 Tel: 403.527.6411 Fax: 403.380.4267


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


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


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


Koch Fuel Products Inc. (Petro Pass) 732 Highfield Drive, Box 417 Carstairs, AB T0M 0N0 Tel: 403.337.0009 Fax: 403.337.33422 Open 24/7.


Koch Fuel Products Inc. (Petro Pass) 4703-45th Avenue Rocky Mountain House, AB T4T 1B1 Tel: 403.845.3369 Fax: 403.845.7838 Open 24/7.


541 Premier Road, Box 69 Drumheller, AB T0J 0Y0 Toll Free: 888.571.5991 Tel: 403.823.3427 Fax: 403.823.4867

RoadKing Travel Centre Strathcona Inc.

Serving your transportation & inductrial needs.

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



Nisku Truck Stop

Suite 201-8020 Sparrow Drive Leduc, AB T9E 7G3 Tel: 780.986.7867 Fax: 780.986.7898 Open 6:00 am to midnight, 7 days, restaurant, cardlock, ATM, convenience store, scale, VLT and lounge. 36    December 2017

Hwy 27 West & 22 North, RR 3, Site 122, Box 52 Sundre, AB T0M 1X0 Tel: 403.638.4930 Fax: 403.638.4383 Open 24/7.


Box 1408

Fax: 250.344.2232

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


Golden, BC V0A 1H0 Tel: 250.344.6161

Open 8 am-5 pm Mon-Fri, lubes & propane, 24hr cardlock, regular, diesel & diesel mark.


Koch Fuel Products Inc. (Petro Pass) 221-2nd Street North, Box 820 Three Hill, AB T0M 2A0 Tel: 403.443.5770 Open 24/7 & Full Service Islands.


Vulcan Auto Truck Stop (Petro-Pass) 108 Service Road, Box 1230 Vulcan, AB T0L 2B0 Tel: 403.485.6905 Open 7 days a week.

Adams Industrial Supplies Inc.

Hours of operation: 6:00 am to 5:30 pm, Monday to Friday, 8:00 am to 12:00 pm Saturday, 24 hrs on our local business number.

Koch Fuel Products Inc. (Petro Pass)

Tel: 604.869.9443

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


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

Flood Hope Husky Travel Centre


61850 Flood-Hope Road


R.R. #2, Hope, BC V0X 1L2 Tel: 604.869.9214


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

Petro Canada-Petro Pass 500 Oak Point Highway Winnipeg, MB R2R 1V2 Tel: 204.949.7292 Fax: 204.949.7295 Open 24-7, driver's lounge & game room, convenience store, laundry facilities, ATM, showers & parking.


Husky Travel Centre

Petro Canada-Petro Pass

R.R. #2, Osoyoos, BC V0H 1V2

928 Marion Street Winnipeg, MB R2J 0K8 Tel: 204.949.7280 Fax: 204.949.7288 Open 24-7, driver's lounge & game room, convenience store, laundry facilities, showers & parking.

45461 Yale Road West Chilliwack, BC V2R 4J3 Tel: 604.795.9421 Fax: 604.792.8931 Commercial cardlock open 24hrs, 7 days, convenience store open MonFri, 8 am-5 pm, washrooms.

Husky Travel Centre


1340 Trans Canada Hwy




Sicamous, BC V0G 2V0 Tel: 250.836.4675

Aulac Big Stop

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

Fax: 280.836.2230

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

10178 Nordel Court Delta, BC V4G 1J7 Tel: 604.581.3835 Fax: 604.581.3850 Canopy, fax, photocopier, nearby gov’t scale, restaurant & ATM.

Contact: Shelley Arvandel Open 24-7, restaurant (6 am-10pm), convenience store, showers, laundry facilities, parking, photocopier, oil products, ATM & fax machine.

Petro Pass

315 Ouellette Street Grand Falls, NB E3Z 1A6 Tel: 506.473.5575 Fax: 506.475.9816 Toll Free: 800.361.8322 Driver's lounge & game room, convenience store, showers, laundry facilities, internet services, showers, parking & CAT scale.


Petro Canada

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

Tobique One Stop

Exit 115, Perth-Andover, NB E7H 0A1 Tel: 506.273.9682 Fax: 506.273.9682 Open 24-7, full-service islands, driver's lounge with large screen, restaurant, satellite TV, convenience store, showers, laundry, parking & free high-speed internet.


Strathmore Husky Travel Centre Petro Canada Southcoast Petroleum Ltd.



9206-97th Street Tel: 250.495.6443

Chilliwack Petro-Pass

Morris Husky

Edmundston Truck Stop

Salisbury Big Stop

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




Lincoln Big Stop



Exit 191, 198 Beardsley Road Woodstock, NB E7M 3Z7 Tel: 506.328.2994 Driver’s Fax: 506.325.2148 calving.murraystruckstop@gmail Quick Stop .com 215 Hwy #49 Deseronto, ON K0K 1X0 Open 24-7, full-service islands, Tel: 613.396.3043 driver's lounge & game room, Fax: 613.396.1449 restaurant, convenience store, Open 6 am-10pm, 7 days, Subway, showers, laundry facilities, parking convenience store & parking. & CAT scale & tire sales & service. NOVA SCOTIA



Esso-Dunvegan Truro Heights Big Stop

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

Hwy 417, Exit 5, 1515 County Road #20 Dunvegan, ON K0C 1J0 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.




Kingston Husky Truck Stop 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, driver's lounge, CAT scale, garage service facilities, tire service, Western Star truck dealer.


Hwy 401, Exit 632, 2054 Joyceville Road Joyceville, ON K0H 1Y0 Tel: 613.542.3468

Hwy 401, Exit 611, Kingston, ON K7L 4V2 Tel: 613.384.8888 Fax: 613.634.3162 Open 24-7


10 Acre Truck Stop

902 Wallbridge Loyalist Road Belleville, ON K8N 5A2 Tel: 613.966.7017 Fax: 613.962.4495 or Office at 613.966.4740 Restaurant & Store: Mon-Fri 6 am11 pm, Sat 7-8 pm, Sun 7-10 pm, convenience store, hair salon, drug testing, showers, parking, Esso Card Lock & Retail Diesel, Wi-Fi & Fax, laundry facilities & CAT Scale.


Sudbury Petro Pass

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.

3070 Regent Street Sudbury, ON P3E 5H7 Tel: 705.522.8701 Fax: 705.522.4280 Open Mon-Fri. 6 am-11pm, Sat. 8 am-8 pm & sun. 10 am-9 pm, driver's lounge & game room, convenience store (hot food, pizza, chili & soup), laundry facilities, showers & parking.



Angelo’s Truck Stop

Herb’s Travel Plaza Hwy 417, Exit 27, 21160 Service Road Vankleek Hill, ON K0B 1R0 Toll Free: 800.593.4372 Tel: 613.525.2120 Fax: 613.525.1595 Open 24-7 driver's lounge, restaurant, convenience store, laundry facilities, ATM, internet services, showers & parking. ONTARIO, NORTHERN

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

Hwy 417, Exit 110, 3199 Hawthorne Road Behind Ultramar Service Station Ottawa, ON K1G 3V8 Tel: 613.248.9319 Open 24 hrs, lunch counter, convenience store, washrooms, driver's lounge, showers & shorttime parking.

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.




Flying M Truck Stop


The Sarjeant Co. Ltd. 15 Sarjeant Drive Barrie, ON L4N 4V9 Toll Free Tel: 800.461.8475 Tel 705.728.2460 Fax: 705.728.8643 Open 24-7, full-service islands, DEF at pumps, restaurant, parking.


Windsor Husky Travel Centre


Hwy 401, Exit 14, 4040 Essex County Road 46 Tecumseh, ON N0R 1K0 Tel: 519.737.6401

Trucker’s Haven



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

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

Bradford Husky Travel Centre Hwy 400 & 88, 3479 Simcoe County Road 88 Bradford, ON L3Z 2A4 Tel: 905.775.5794

NORTH BAY 3060 Hwy 11 North North Bay, ON P1B 8K2 Tel: 705.474.8410 Fax: 705.495.4076 Toll Free: 888.474.8410 Open 24-7, full-service islands, restaurant, convenience store, showers, parking & truck repairs within 2 km.

Marshall Truck & Trailer Repair & Truck Stop

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


Petro-Pass Kitchener

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



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


Husky Bulk Sales 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

London Husky Travel Centre Hwy 401 & 74 (Exit 195 off 401), 3391 Westchester Bourne Belmont, ON N0L 1B0 Tel: 519.644.0200

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



North Bay Truck Stop Ultramar

Johnny’s Gas Bar

7340 Colonel Talbot Road London, ON N6L 1H8 BEAMSVILLE Tel: 519.652.2728 Shell Travel Centre Fax: 519.652.6554 QEW, Exit 64, 4673 Ontario Street Open 24 hrs, 6 days, full-service Beamsville, ON L0R 1B4 Tel: 905.563.8816 islands, driver's lounge, restaurant, Fax: 905.563.4770 convenience store, ATM, internet services, showers, garage on Open 24-7, restaurant, convenience premises & parking. store, weigh scale, laundry facilities, ATM, showers & parking. WINDSOR






Open 24-7, Irving FP Solution I-24, driver's lounge, restaurant, convenience store, showers, laundry facilities, free overnight parking.

Murray’s Truck Stop



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

415 Nevers Road Waasis, NB E3B 9E1 Tel: 506.446.4444 Driver Fax: 506.446.4455





Petro-T / Host Depanneur


Petro Canada-Petro Pass 402-51st Street East Saskatoon, SK S7K 7L1 Tel: 306.934.6766 Fax: 306.668.6110 Driver's lounge, convenience store, laundry facilities, ATM, showers, scale & parking.


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

Transport City Service Ltd

2615 North Service Road West Hwy 132 Swift Current, SK S9H 5L4 Kahnawake, QC J0L 1B0 Tel: 306.773.2063 Tel: 450.635.7638 Fax: 306.773.6604 Fax: 450.635.0178 Open 24/7, ATM, Full Service Islands (retail), Esso “Key to the Open 24-7, restaurant, convenience Highway” Card Lock DSL, Internet, store, accommodations, showers, Restaurant (6:00 am-10:00 pm), parking, ATM, Internet Services and Showers, Convenience Store, APP Rewards Program. Laundry Facilities, Parking. December 2017   37



Accutrac Capital Solutions Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . 7

B Bennetts Power Service Products . . . . . . . . 17 Bezco Trucking Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Ontario Trucking News Blue Beacon of Canada. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Bryson & Assoc. Insurance Brokers Ltd.. . . . . 1 Ontario Trucking News BTC Express Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Ontario Trucking News

C C.U.T.C. Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Continental Tire. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Contract Express Limited. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Ontario Trucking News

D Diesel Spec Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Dynamic Freight Solutions Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . 49 Ontario Trucking News

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

F Fleet-Tax Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Ontario Trucking News

G Gear Centre Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Eastern Trucking News Gin-Cor Industries. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

H HWT Limited. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Western Trucking News

I International Truckload Services Inc.. . . . . . 47 Ontario Trucking News Ippolito Transportation Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Eastern & Ontario Trucking News

J K Kelsey Trail Trucking Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Ontario Trucking News Kindersley Transport Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Ontario Trucking News Kriska Transportation Group. . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Ontario Trucking News

L Laidlaw Carriers Tank. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Ontario Trucking News


Diesel Performance Products Diesel Spec Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Employment Opportunities Bezco Trucking Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 BTC Express Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Contract Express Limited. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Dynamic Freight Solutions Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . 49 Eassons Transportation Group . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Empire Transportation Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 HWT Limited. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 International Truckload Services Inc.. . . . . . 47 Ippolito Transportation Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Kelsey Trail Trucking Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Kindersley Transport Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Kriska Transportation Group. . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Laidlaw Carriers Tank. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Seafood Express (P.E.I.) Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 The Rosedale Group. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 TransX Limited . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Volume Tank Transport Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Walmart Fleet. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Wilson Truck Lines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50

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

Engine Performance Systems Empire Hydrogen Energy Systems Inc.. . . . . . 8 Ontario & Western Trucking News Empire Hydrogen Energy Systems Inc.. . . . . 51 Eastern Trucking News Factoring & Finance Accutrac Capital Solutions Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . 7 J D Factors Corporation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1, 3 Fuel Additives Bennetts Power Service Products . . . . . . . . 17 Fuel-Fired Heating Systems Polar Mobility Research Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . . . . 52

Lighting J.W. Speaker. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Lubricants Total Canada Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Eastern & Western Trucking News Permits & Waivers C.U.T.C. Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Fleet-Tax Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Ontario Trucking News Promotions Minimizer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31

Minimizer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31

N Newman Insurance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Ontario Trucking News

P Polar Mobility Research Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Western Trucking News Polar Mobility Research Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . . . . 52

S Seafood Express (P.E.I.) Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Eastern Trucking News

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

V Volume Tank Transport Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Ontario Trucking News

W Walmart Fleet. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Ontario Trucking News Wilson Truck Lines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Ontario Trucking News 38    December 2017

Career & Job Expos Eastern Ont. Trans. Career & Job Expo. . . . . 42

Insurance Brokers Bryson & Assoc. Insurance Brokers Ltd.. . . . . 1 Ontario Trucking News Newman Insurance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Ontario Trucking News

J D Factors Corporation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1, 3 J.W. Speaker. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29

TA Travel Centres Canada . . . . . . . . . . . 19, 30 Texis Truck Exhaust. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1, 33 The Rosedale Group. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Total Canada Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Traction Truck Parts & TruckPro . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Transcourt Tank Leasing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 TransX Limited . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51


Batteries TA Travel Centres Canada . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Ontario Trucking News


Eassons Transportation Group . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Eastern Ont. Trans. Career & Job Expo. . . . . 42 Empire Hydrogen Energy Systems Inc.. . . . . . 8 Empire Hydrogen Energy Systems Inc.. . . . . 51 Empire Transportation Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47


Refrigeration Systems Polar Mobility Research Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Western Trucking News Roadside Assistance TA Travel Centres Canada . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Ontario Trucking News Tanker Leasing Transcourt Tank Leasing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Tire Manufacturers Continental Tire. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Truck & Trailer Repairs TruckPro. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Ontario & Western Trucking News Truck Bodies Gin-Cor Industries. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Truck Exhaust Sales & Service Texis Truck Exhaust. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1, 33 Ontario Trucking News Truck Parts & Accessories Minimizer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Traction Truck Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Ontario & Western Trucking News Truck Transmissions Gear Centre Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Eastern Trucking News Truck Wash Facilities Blue Beacon of Canada. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6


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Transport For Christ

By Chaplain Len Reimer

A Merry Christmas Wish!


nce more it seems as though we just celebrated Christmas. For some of us year 2017 brought both pleasant and not so pleasant experiences. However, here we are about to celebrate hopefully another joyous event. Hopefully, we can put aside the less pleasant issues and remember the more pleasant events. Christmas started out as a time of sharing, somehow things have changed some. According to scripture it was meant to be a rich time of giving when God gave this world the only Son He had, for a very special reason. The more scripture we read the more we see He was misunderstood. So why do we buy and give presents? Is it truly an expression of care and love? Gifts need to express honest care and love for the recipient. Gifts to our children are to

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show we truly love them. Adults may receive financial gifts for strong efforts through the year. Spouses and special friends exchange gifts to express appreciation and love. We at the Woodstock TFC chapel give gift stockings to drivers during the Christmas season, and many say this is the only gift they get. Earlier, we referred to a gift God gave. We find in John 3:16-17; “For God so loved the world (people) that He gave His only begotten

Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.” These verses and others explain what God really meant when He sent Jesus from Heaven. We are not to perish, but have eternal life. What a gift! All so we can have eternal life with Jesus in Heaven, and not perish in a Christ-less eternity. God knows your heart and is

not so concerned about your words as He is with your attitude. Please consider the following phrase; ”Lord Jesus I need You. Thank You for dying on the cross for my sins. I open my life’s door to receive You as my Savior and Lord, Thank You for forgiving my sins and giving me eternal life. Take control of my life and make me the kind of person You want me to be.” You see friend that is the best gift you could ever receive.



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Healthy Trucker

by Andrea Morley

How Massage Therapy Can Improve Your Health in the New Year


assage therapy is often considered a luxury, something reserved for people who have plenty of time and money to burn. What we don’t hear enough about is how massage therapy can be a key tool in keeping our bodies and minds healthy and pain-free. It’s completely natural

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and leaves no negative side effects like medications can, but many people are missing out on its benefits. While overall health is dependent on more than just massages (you will still need to eat right, exercise, and manage your mental health), if you’re looking to take your health to the next level

in 2018, I highly recommend massage therapy! Muscle tension and mobility are the most common and well-known reasons for using massage therapy, as we can instantly feel the benefits in our muscles, see improved mobility and range of motion, and feel decreased

pain from pressure spots, the pesky knots we sometimes experience in our backs and necks (sound familiar to any drivers out there?). Injury recovery & pain management comes in second, as people who have suffered trauma or chronic disease often use it to manage their pain, usually at the recommendation of their doctor or physiotherapist. Unfortunately, not enough people take advantage of massage therapy for this, and continue to suffer. Whether you’ve been in a car accident or simply have bad knees from your younger sports days, massage therapy could be a great solution for you. Mental Health, Stress: It’s no secret that massages are relaxing and can help us reduce stress - that’s why spas have so many massage treatments available! Given what we know about the harmful effects stress can have on our health, we should all be incorporating stress reduction techniques into our routines, and massage therapy can be a great tool in doing so. Lymph drainage and circulation are some of the lesser known benefits of massage therapy, but equally as important. While our bodies are set up to “detox” themselves, they weren’t designed to handle the environmental stress we place them under today, such as from pollution, processed food, chemicals in our homes, and more. Massage therapy physically moves along the lymph fluid in our bodies, which helps to move the waste products through our bodies for filtering by our organs. This can help with boosting our energy, immune systems, health, mood, appearance of skin, and more. Preventative Health If you have a physically demanding job or sit in the same position all day (again, sounds familiar to any drivers?), it’s wise to use massage as a preventative measure so that you don’t suffer from repetitive strain injuries. Similarly, if you have a chaotic, stressful job and lifestyle, stress management needs to be at the top of your priority list before it becomes an issue. You’ll save time, money, and stress down the road! How to go about it: Booking with a Registered Massage Therapist will ensure you receive a professional quality service and benefit from the health advantages listed above. Many benefits plans cover massage therapy by an RMT, so check to see if yours does. Try incorporating it into your lifestyle in 2018 for a happy, healthy year!




Canada Cartage Expands its Services in Southern Ontario’s ‘Golden Horseshoe’


oronto, Ontario - Canada Cartage is pleased to announce the acquisition of Doyle Transportation, located in Guelph, Ontario. Doyle Transportation provides dedicated fleet outsourcing, full truckload (FTL), and less than truckload (LTL) solutions to


customers shipping domestically and to the United States. The company operates a 20,000 square foot facility in Guelph which includes 4 cross-dock doors, warehouse space, and truck maintenance bays. Canada Cartage has signed on all sixty former Doyle Transportation employees in order to

continue the great service they are providing to their customers across Canada and the United States. The acquisition will also strengthen Canada Cartage’s service to their customers in the Kitchener-Waterloo-Cambridge and Guelph areas. It complements the company’s other southern Ontario

terminals and warehouses including London, Mississauga, Brampton and Oshawa. For more information about Canada Cartage, visit For more information about Doyle Transportation, visit


New Development Team Member


ranscourt Tank Leasing is pleased to announce the appointment of Mike Trianos as their new Director of Business Development for Ontario & Manitoba. With over 10 years in sales and account management, Mike brings his experience in sales, leasing, rental and repair to the Transcourt team. During his career, Mike has successfully supported a broad client portfolio within the Canadian bulk transportation industry. “We’re confident that Mike will help us reinforce our presence and capacity in the Ontario & Manitoba marketplace,” says Transcourt President, Bruce Daccord. Mike will be dedicated to helping our clients achieve their business objective requirements in Ontario and Manitoba and maximize their tanker investment. ABOUT TRANSCOURT Transcourt Tank Leasing was founded in 1997, specifically to meet the leasing and long term rental needs of the liquid and dry bulk transport industry. Transcourt’s large fleet of tankers is available to customers across North America with a wide selection of tank trailer configurations available to a variety of unique industry segments.


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Traction Locations



Traction Bonnyville Northern Truck & Industrial 6201-C 50 th Avenue Bonnyville, AB T9N 2L9 Tel: 780.826.5855


Traction Brooks NAPA Auto Parts 99 – 7th Street East Brooks, AB T1R 1C1 Tel: 403.501.5551


Traction Drayton Valley Drayton Valley Auto Parts Ltd. 3347 – 50 th Street Drayton Valley, AB T7A 0C6 Tel: 780.542.6881


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


Traction Heavy Duty Parts 18051 – 111th Avenue North West Edmonton NW, AB T5S 2P2 Tel: 780.444.4334


Traction Heavy Duty Parts 3404 – 78th Avenue Edmonton South, AB T6B 2X9 Tel: 800.252.7992


Traction Edson NAPA Auto Parts 4833 – 2nd Avenue Edson, AB T7E 1T8 Tel: 780.712.4152


Traction Fort McMurray Paramount Parts Inc 10218 King Street Fort McMurray, AB T9H 1X9 Tel: 780.791.3000


Traction Grande Prairie Bradvin HD Inc 16101 – 101st Street, Unit 4 Grande Prairie, AB T8V 0P2 Tel: 780.538.3038


Traction High Prairie High Prairie Truck & Trailer Ltd 5309 – 53rd Avenue, Hwy 2 West High Prairie, AB T0G 1E0 Tel: 780.523.4777


Traction Hinton NAPA Auto Parts 120 North Street Hinton, AB T7V 1S8 Tel: 780.865.8800 44    December 2017



Traction Lloydminster Truck Zone Inc. 5205 – 65th Street Lloydminster, AB T9V 2E8 Tel: 780.875.7712


Traction Medicine Hat Hydraco Industries Ltd 2111 – 9 th Avenue South West Medicine Hat, AB T1A 7G8 Tel: 403.526.2244


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


Traction Heavy Duty Parts 8045 Edgar Industrial Cr. Red Deer, AB T4P 3R2 Tel: 403.342.7884


Traction Rocky Mountain House NAPA Auto Parts 4528F – 47th Avenue Rocky Mtn House, AB T4T 0A9 Tel: 403.845.2709


Traction Sundre Partco Truck Parts & Service 7 West Road Industrial Park Sundre, AB T0M 1X0 Toll Free: 800.372.7826


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


Traction Whitecourt KW Mechanical Ltd. 4004 41 Avenue Whitecourt, Alberta T7S 1N4 Tel: 780.706.2252 BRITISH COLUMBIA


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


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






Traction Courtenay Taurus Heavy Duty Ventures

Traction Williams L ake W.L. Forestry Supplies Ltd

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

675 North Mackenzie Avenue Williams Lake, BC V2G 1N9 Tel: 250.392.6699



Traction Fort Nelson NAPA Auto Parts 5320 – 49 th Avenue Fort Nelson, BC V0C 1R0 Tel: 250.774.2783


Traction K amloops Premium Truck & Trailer 1875 Kryczka Place Kamloops, BC V1S 1S4 Tel: 250.374.3100


Traction K elowna Central Valley Truck Service Ltd 105 Adams Road Kelowna, BC V1X 7R1 Tel: 250.765.7738


Traction Port McNeill North Island Pacific Parts 470 Pioneer Hill Drive Port McNeill, BC V0N 2R0 Tel: 250.956.4401


Traction Prince George NAPA Auto Parts 564 – 2nd Avenue Prince George, BC V2L 2Z9 Tel: 250.563.7778


Traction Quesnel NAPA Auto Parts 1185 Hwy 97 North Quesnel, BC V2J 2Y3 Tel: 250.991.0650


Traction Smithers Smithers Parts & Service 3465 Victoria Drive Smithers, BC V0J 2N0 Tel: 250.847.4287


Traction Squamish Triton Auto & Industrial Ltd. 1003 Industrial Way Squamish, BC V0N 3G0 Tel: 604.892.5951


Traction Brandon NAPA Auto Parts 1940 Queen’s Avenue Brandon, MB R7B 0T1 Tel: 204.727.4850


Traction Heavy Duty Parts 200 Oak Point Highway Winnipeg, MB R2R 1V1 Tel: 888.320.5505 N. W. TERRITORIES


Traction Yellowknife NAPA Auto Parts 114 – 314 Old Airport Road Yellowknife, NT X1A 3T2 Tel: 867.669.6272

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


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


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


Burchill Truck & Trailer Equipment Hwy 8 East Mitchell, ON N0K 1N0 Tel: 519.348.4774



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


Visco Industrial (Barrie Inc.) 255 Saunders Road Barrie, ON L4N 9A3 Tel: 705.792.1371


Visco Industrial 195 Healey Road Bolton, ON L7E 5B2 Tel: 905.857.2071


Traction Cambridge 1090 Fountain Street North, Units 12 & 13 Cambridge, ON N3E 1A3 Tel: 519.623.1413


Traction Dryden D&S Auto Parts

Traction Hamilton


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

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



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


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

Traction Surrey Trailine Trailer Parts Ltd.

43915 Industrial Way Chilliwack, BC V2R 3A4 Tel: 604.793.9660

1051 Railway Street Kenora, ON P9N 3W8 Tel: 807.468.9894

Pioneer Diesel 2008 Ltd.


Traction Terrace Bow Valley Machine


Traction K enora D&S Auto Parts


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

Traction Chilliwack Lickman Truck & Trailer Parts & Services Ltd



Service 1 Mufflers & More 400 D Kirkpatrick Street North Bay, ON P1B 8G5 Tel: 705.497.0404


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


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


Nick’s Truck Parts 244 Dunkirk Road St. Catharines, ON L2R 7K6 Tel: 905.687.7031


Sudbury Truck & Trailer Centre Inc. 945 Cambrian Heights Drive Sudbury, ON P3B 2Z3 Tel: 705.673.3613


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

Traction Hanover


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

Traction Whitby 2075 Forbes Street, Unit 5-7 Whitby, ON L1N 9X1 Tel: 905.432.2785



Traction Windsor

3725 Webster Crescent, R.R. #3 Windsor, ON N0R 1K0 Tel: 519.737.7995 SASKATCHEWAN


Traction Meadow L ake Unified Auto Parts Inc

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


Traction Moose Jaw Golden West Trailer & Equipment Ltd

1802 Stadacona Street West Moose Jaw, SK S6H 4N8 Tel: 306.692.7402


Traction Nipawin NAPA Auto Parts

811 Nipawin Road East Nipawin, SK S0E 1E0 Tel: 306.862.9881


Traction Prince Albert Unified Auto Parts Inc

3802 4th Avenue East Prince Albert, SK S6W 1A4 Tel: 306.764.4220


Traction Heavy Duty Parts 405 Park Street Regina, SK S4N 5B2 Tel: 800.667.9856


Traction Saskatoon NAPA Auto Parts

2815 Faithfull Avenue Saskatoon, SK S7K 8E8 Tel: 306.244.9877


Traction Swift Current Brake & Drive Ltd

1511 Cheadle Street West Swift Current, SK S9H 5G4 Tel: 306.773.7293


Traction Weyburn Southern Industrial & Truck Ltd

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


Traction Yorkton

537 Broadway Street East Yorkton, SK S3N 2W7 Tel: 306.782.4313 YUKON


Traction Whitehorse Pacesetter Trading Company Ltd. 126 Industrial Road Whitehorse, YT Y1A 2T9 Tel: 867.393.3902

TruckPro Locations





TruckPro Peace River Peace Truck & Trailer Ltd.

TruckPro Acheson Silver Mechanical Services [2013] Ltd.

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

26724 Acheson Road Acheson, AB T7X 6B2 Tel: 780.962.8030


TruckPro Red Deer Central Alberta Heavy Duty Repair


TruckPro Brooks Hopf Mechanical & Hydraulics 660 Aquaduct Drive Brooks, AB T1R 1C5 Tel: 403.501.0190


Truckpro Calgary South East RPM Trailer Repair Service Ltd. 285151 Kleysen Way Calgary, AB T1X 0K1 Tel: 403.279.8487


TruckPro Drumheller J D Heavy Repair Ltd. Bay 13, 901 South Railway Avenue Drumheller, AB T0J 0Y0 Tel: 403.823.7966


TruckPro Edmonton NW Truck Zone Inc. 15816 – 111th Avenue North West Edmonton, AB T5M 2R8 Tel: 780.451.0225


TruckPro Fort Macleod MoBoot’s Ag Mechanics Ltd. 112 – 12 Street Fort MacLeod, AB T0L 0Z0 Tel: 403.795.2645 th


TruckPro Fort Saskatchewan Cart Construction Inc. 11401 – 85th Avenue, Unit #11 Fort Saskatchewan, AB T8L 0A9 Tel: 780.998.5028


TruckPro Grande Prairie Bradvin Trailer Sales Ltd. 10920 – 87 Avenue Grande Prairie, AB T8V 8K4 Tel: 780.539.6260 th


TruckPro L a Crete Schellenberg Heavy Equipment 10704 – 99 th Street La Crete, AB T0H 2H0 Tel: 780.928.3406


TruckPro Lloydminster Truck Zone Inc. 5205 – 65th Street Lloydminster, AB T9V 2E8 Tel: 780.875.7712


TruckPro Medicine Hat Hydraco Industries Ltd. 2111 – 9 th Avenue SW Medicine Hat, AB T1A 7G8 Tel: 403.526.2244


10 – 7719 Edgar Industrial Drive Red Deer, AB T4P 3R2 Tel: 403.358.5335


TruckPro Sundre Partco Truck Parts & Service 7 West Road Industrial Park Sundre, AB T0M 1X0 Toll Free: 403.638.3414


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


TruckPro Two Hills Two Hills Auto & Industrial Supply Ltd. 5929 – 47th Avenue Two Hills, AB T0B 4K0 Tel: 780.657.3304





TruckPro Sidney P.M. Industries Ltd. 1785 Mills Road Sidney, BC V8L 5S9 Tel: 250.412.5533


TruckPro Smithers Smithers Parts & Service (2005) Ltd. 3465 Victoria Drive Smithers, BC V0J 2N0 Tel: 250.847.4287 MANITOBA


TruckPro Brandon Total Works Truck Equipment 501 Middleton Avenue Brandon, MB R7C 1A8 Tel: 204.728.3821


TruckPro Dauphin A.R.J. Heavy Truck & Trailer Repair

TruckPro Fort St. John Gearheads Truck Repair

10862 Clairmont Frontage Road Fort St. John, BC V1J 4X7 Tel: 250.262.4327


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


TruckPro Nanaimo P.M. Industries Ltd. 4950 Jordan Avenue Nanaimo, BC V9T 2H8 Tel: 250.758.8004


TruckPro Prince George Total Truck Ltd.

9122 Rock Island Road Prince George, BC V2N 5T4 Tel: 250.564.6763

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

50 County Road 13 Courtland, ON N0J 1E0 Tel: 519.544.5766 or 519.842.3321


K.I.D. Truck & Trailer Service


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


Thur Heavy Truck & Trailer Repair 270 Arthur Street North Elmira, ON N3B 2Z5 Tel: 519.669.8420

1090 South Service Road East, 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



K en L apain & Sons Ltd. 2119 County Road 15, R.R. 2 Essex, ON N8M 2X6 Tel: 519.776.6473 #

Brockville Tractor Trailer Maintenance (2001) Ltd. 3524 County Road 26, R.R. 2 Prescott, ON K0E 1T0 Tel: 613.925.2889


OK Tire Truck Repair


Sudbury Truck & Trailer Centre Inc.



Goulais River Truck & Tractor Ltd.

Tractor Trailer Service

TruckPro Neepawa T.I.C. Parts & Service 220 Hwy 5 North Neepawa, MB R0J 1H0 Tel: 204.476.3809




Pioneer Diesel 2008 Ltd.

945 Cambrian Heights Drive Sudbury, ON P3B 2Z3 Toll Free: 800.461.4023 Tel: 705.673.3613

2126 Logan Avenue Winnipeg, MB R2R 0J2 Tel: 204.694.2390

5204 46th Avenue Fort Nelson, BC V0C 1R0 Tel: 250.774.4327


Herc’s Truck Service & Repair Ltd.

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


TruckPro Fort Nelson Gearheads Truck Repair


107053, PTH 20 Dauphin, MB R7N 2V3 Tel: 204.638.0711

TruckPro Chilliwack Triton Truck & Trailer Repair 44137 Progress Way Chilliwack, BC V2R 0W3 Tel: 604.701.4428


TruckPro Winnipeg NW DAB’s Repair Ltd.



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


J.B. Mobile Mechanic Inc 1891 Russell Road Bourget, ON K0A 1E0 Tel: 613.487.4171


Smartway 3475 Hwy 88, R.R. 1 Bradford, ON L3Z 2A4 Tel: 905.775.6700


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


Combined Auto & Truck Repair 201 Pinebush Road, Cambridge, ON N1R 7H8 Tel: 519.623.1413

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


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


Hwy #4 Truck Service Ltd.


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


Popular Tire Sales & Service 225 Claireport Crescent Toronto, ON M9W 6P7 Tel: 416.679.1765


Greig Truck & Trailer

402143 Grey Road 4, R.R. 1 Hanover, ON N4N 3B8 Tel: 519.369.5052

2 Foster Stearns Road Trenton, ON K8V 5R8 Tel: 613.394.5005



Serge G & D Repair Inc.

Mobile Mechanical Services

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

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



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


K eene Truck Inc. 15 McCallum Place Keene, ON K0L 2G0 Tel: 705.295.4444


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


TruckPro North Battleford Finning Canada 391 Yellowhead Alley Battleford, SK S0M 0E0 Tel: 306.445.6151


TruckPro Estevan Finning Canada Highway 39 East Estevan, SK S4A 2A6 Tel: 306.634.3311


Quickfix Truck Trailer Repairs


TruckPro Humboldt Prairie Diesel Inc.

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

210 – 8th Avenue Humboldt, SK S0K 2A0 Tel: 306.682.2900



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


TruckPro Regina Finning Canada 2360 Pasqua Street Regina, SK S4P 3A8 Tel: 306.545.3311


TruckPro Saskatoon NE A-Line Frame & Alignment Services Ltd. 3246 Millar Avenue Saskatoon, SK S7K 5Y2 Tel: 306.931.6612


TruckPro Saskatoon AG-Line International Ltd. 103-3240 Idylwyld Drive North Saskatoon, SK S7L 5Y7 Tel: 306.933.1115


TruckPro Saskatoon NE Finning Canada 3502 11th Street West Saskatoon, SK S7M 1K7 Tel: 306.382.3550


TruckPro Swift Current Finning Canada 2635 North Service Road West Swift Current, SK S9H 5L4 Tel: 306.773.3240


TruckPro Tisdale Finning Canada Highway 3 West Tisdale, SK S0E 1T0 Tel: 306.545.3311


TruckPro Weyburn Southern Industrial & Truck Ltd. 300 Hwy 13, South Service Road Weyburn, SK S4H 2K7 Tel: 306.842.2422


TruckPro Yorkton Truck Proz Inc 537 Broadway Street East Yorkton, SK S3N 2X3 Tel: 306.782.4313 YUKON


TruckPro Whitehorse Kulan Mechanical 7 Laberge Road Whitehorse, YK Y1A 5Z3 Tel: 867.393.4581 December 2017   45



“Driven to Lead” Education Program


ilton, Ontario – The Young Leaders Group (YLG) of the Private Motor Truck Council of Canada (PMTC) is pleased to announce the launch of the PMTC’s ‘Driven to Lead’ program sponsored by KRTS Transportation Specialists Inc. ( and TransRep Inc. ( The ‘Driven to Lead’ program is an experiential, practical leadership program that will take participants through handson and impactful exercises focusing on topics like culture, teamwork, accountability and strategy. It is intended for both up-and-coming and current leaders who are looking to advance and develop their personal and professional skills. The program will be facilitated by Eagle’s Flight ( at their facility in Guelph, Ontario. The program consists of four separate full-day modules. Participants can elect to complete the entire program or select individual modules. Graduates of the entire program (all four modules) will receive free registration for the PMTC’s annual conference in June 2019 where

they will be presented with their diploma. The ‘Driven to Lead’ program will commence in 2018. The full-day program modules have been scheduled for the following dates: • September 19, 2018 = Creating a Culture of Accountability • November 21, 2018 = Building and Leading Teams • February 20, 2019 = Communicating for Impact • May 15, 2019 = Coaching for Results Both PMTC members and non-members are welcome. Registration costs for the program are as follows: PMTC MEMBER: Entire program (four modules) = $1,800* Per-program single module) = $500* NON-MEMBER: Entire program (four modules) = $2,300* Per-program single module = $625* * Registration costs are subject to HST This program is being offered as part of the YLG’s on-going mission to bring value to the next generation through education, discussions and networking. Get out! Get involved! Get inspired!



Plan for Improved Road Safety


he Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) wants to assure the public that truck safety is the top priority of most fleet owners, managers, dispatchers and professional drivers in Ontario. But actions speak louder than words, so the OTA Board of Directors has endorsed a statement on trucking road safety and a five-point action plan outlining proactive strategies dealing with enhanced enforcement, vehicle standards, technology as well as training and education for purchasers and operators of trucking equipment. “This OTA comprehensive action plan to improve road safety reflects the progressive nature of the Ontario Trucking Association and its member carriers,” said OTA Chair Steve Ondejko. “Successfully executing this plan will involve the cooperation and commitment of multiple governments as well as private sector stakeholders involved in road safety,” added Ondejko. An inaugural working group meeting between the OTA, MTO and OPP will be the first step in this process. The meeting, which will review the issues and objectives contained in the OTA statement, is scheduled for later in November. “The trucking industry is proud of its excellent safety record, but as an industry that shares its workplace with the public we must pursue all avenues for further improvement of safety per-

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formance. Our action plan does just that. But implementing it successfully will involve input and buy-in from road safety stakeholders and supply chain partners, including government, the enforcement community, educators, human behavioural scientists, equipment manufacturers and the buyers of transportation services,” said OTA President Stephen Laskowski. “We anticipate this as a cooperative effort involving truly constructive dialogue.” To read OTA’s full statement and five-point action plan, go to ontruck. org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/ OTA-Improving-Future-of-Truck-SafetyStatement_public.pdf.




Arnold Bros. Owner-Operator Named First Woman Volvo-OTA Driver of the Year


sked how she feels about being chosen as the first-ever Volvo Trucks-Ontario Trucking Association Driver of the Year, Karin Macintyre pauses and smiles. She reflects on her life as a farm hand; a single mother; a hard-working owner-operator. The response from this unassuming trucker is expectedly simple: “It really hasn’t sunk in just how important being the first is. But I am over the moon - living the dream.” Over her 30 years on the road, Karin Macintyre has amassed over 2 millioncollision free miles, mostly as an owneroperator. But before hitting the road she tried any job that came her way. Growing up in Port Perry, Ontario, she trained racehorses at 16 years-old. She then worked at a factory assembly line - “I just couldn’t stand being inside all day, so I quit that” - before going to work at a local turf farm. Her boss bought a Ford tractor and assigned her to drive it. “Yeah, none of us had a licence to drive it at the time,” she laughs. “We used to shift gears going across the field.” At the time she was a single parent and needed to look for fulltime work in the offseason. She officially got her commercial licence and decided to apply for a truck driver position. She hauled for a few companies until 2006, when she bought her first truck and put it on with MacKinnon Transport. Not long after she bought a second unit and hired a husband and wife team to run it. But that didn’t last long. “One day I just realized that sometimes if you’re going to do things right, you’re going to have to get back in the truck and do it yourself. So that’s what I did.” Today she runs three trucks with her husband Peter and a family friend - a 1996 Peterbilt, a 2006 Volvo and a new 2014 Volvo. She has been with Winnipegbased Arnold Bros. for the last five years. Her Arnold Bros. co-workers and managers describe her as hard-working, business-savvy, expert mechanic who’s passionately opinionated about trucking. “I don’t think she is soft-spoken,” says Administrative Specialist Kari Ranonis with a wry smile. “She’s great. She’s funny; she has great stories about the road. But if there’s something that she thinks needs to be fixed or she needs to get something off her chest she will say exactly what she is feeling.” President Gary Arnold says the entire Arnold Bros. family is ecstatic over Karin’s achievement. “Through hardwork and commitment and perseverance she’s shown she can be a leader even in a male-dominated industry. We just feel so proud she is the first woman owner-

important industry. “I think this means that my kids might be able to look back and say ‘mom was

a very hard worker. She was honest. She wasn’t afraid of a challenge.’ And I know they are extremely proud of me.”


operator to receive this achievement. And it is well deserved through a lot of hardship.” Perhaps, it’s taken too long to name the first female driver of the year, says OTA President Stephen Laskowski, but now that it’s happened he hopes the news brings awareness to an industry that continues to be on the lookout for new professional drivers from all walks of life. “I think Karin is living proof that anyone, male or female, can build a great life from the trucking industry,” he says. “She embodies everything this award represents.” Added Volvo Trucks Canada’s Matthew Blackman, “Everyone in this industry should be inspired by Karin. In what can be a challenging industry, Karin has been able to balance life on the road to become a successful businesswoman while also raising a family. It’s an incredible achievement and we couldn’t be prouder to recognize her as the driver of the year.” Karin says the best part of being named Driver of the Year is her children and grandchildren can understand what she says is her small contribution to such an

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Freight Volumes Remain Robust in October


oronto, Ontario – TransCore Link Logistics reported a 57 percent year-over-year growth in load volumes posted in the month of October. In fact, when compared to the previous nine months, October is well above the average annual growth rate of 43 percent. Compared to last month, load volumes increased three percent. October also marked the fifth consecutive month of record-setting load volumes. Intra-Canada loads accounted for 25 percent of the total volumes and amounted to a 41 percent increase yearover-year. Cross-border load postings represented 71 percent of the data submitted by Loadlink users:

Loads leaving Canada to the United States increased 63 percent year-overyear, and Loads entering Canada in-

creased 75 percent year-over-year. EQUIPMENT PERFORMANCE October’s equipment postings rose

five percent month-over-month, but were down 14 percent year-over-year. The truck-to-load ratio in October was

1.82, up from 1.80 in September. When compared to the previous year, October’s ratios showed a 45 percent improvement from a 3.32 truck-to-load ratio year-over-year. More information on TransCore Link Logistics can be found at,  @loadlink  on Twitter, on  YouTube, on Facebook and on LinkedIn.



Branding Changes Reflect Evolution of Services


oronto, Ontario - Canada Cartage is consolidating its branding to better reflect the evolution of the company’s fleet outsourcing and logistics offerings. Previously, the company operated its warehousing division under the Direct Distribution Centres name, and the managed freight division under the Vanguard Delivers banner. Going forward, these divisions will be consolidated under the new banner of Canada Cartage Logistics Solutions. The firm’s dedicated fleet transportation services will be marketed under the Canada Cartage Fleet Outsourcing banner. “The brand consolidation represents a significant milestone for Canada Cartage” says Jeff Lindsay, President and CEO of Canada Cartage. “Over the past decade, we have transformed from being a purely dedicated fleet supplier to our current position as a national logistics company. The new branding reflects our full range of services including dedicated fleet outsourcing, value-added warehousing services, managed transportation of small package, LTL, and TL freight, and B2C home delivery of large format goods.”

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Premier Compliance Specialist, Fleet-Tax Services, Opens New Location in Mississauga BY MAREK KRASUSKI


ll stakeholders know that commercial trucking is a highly regulated industry that requires compliance with multiple agencies and governments. Successful operators and carriers understand the complexity and time involved in achieving ongoing adherence to industry expectations. Companies focused on the business of trucking often outsource these essential tasks to premier providers capable of successfully meeting all compliance requirements. Since 2001 Fleet-Tax Services Inc. has served the industry with a wide spectrum of services that meet the many administrative needs within a transportation organization. Company President, Vickie de Vos, highlights the complete package of services provided by Fleet-Tax and delivered through experts with over 100 years’ experience in trucking and transportation. “From the very beginning,” she said, “Fleet-Tax Services offers a complete and well received ‘On-TheRoad’ package for start-up companies.” Vickie adds that the company is known for its mock MTO /DOT / Insurance

audits which are assessed by those in the know - retired MTO staff that worked at the scales and conducted audits in their previous careers. Other services include, but are not limited to, On-Site Training for DVIS, Load Security, HOS, and Trip Planning with retired MTO staff. On-Site Drug & Alcohol Testing is available with their testing facility. Booking drug and alcohol appointments can be made by your company directly with any of their staff at the both locations. Both sites offer saliva samples although this is still not recognized by the US DOT, but commonly practiced in Canada. Fleet-Tax Services will soon be launching their on-line booking system to further assist in trip planning for employees. Core services by Fleet-Tax also include Driver Qualification Packages, Fleet Administration, I.R.P. and Ontario Only plated units, Fuel and Mileage Tax Reporting, New Carrier Complete Registration (FMCSA, CVOR, NY HUT, NM, KYU, OR, UCR, CustomsTranspond-

ers, ACE, ACEI, W.S.I.B ) while emphasizing the values in safety and trip planning to make companies successful. Fleet-Tax Services Inc.’s reputation with keeping companies operating in compliance under the regulations of Fuel & Mileage Tax Reporting is respected and well known within the industry. A rule of thumb is 1,000 litres in error in audit is an average charge of $1,000.00 Canadian. Staying compliant is imperative and failure to do so can render a company non-compliant and subject to penalties. As well, your mileage reporting is the base to a carrier’s IRP, insurance, CRA, CVOR, DOT thresholds and costs. The importance in collecting and allocating all kilometres under the correct regulation is extremely important in obtaining success. In response to robust demand, particularly in and around the GTA, Fleet-Tax Services Inc., is strategically located in Beamsville, Ontario, 30 minutes from the New York border and directly across from the Relay

Shell Truck Stop. The company recently added a new location to serve the Mississauga and Brampton areas with extended hours to assist in trip planning. Vickie de Vos explained the expansion decision. “Many requests from insurance companies, clients, and the industry encouraged us to open in Mississauga. Our company values are being recognized and heard in the Transportation Sector. Mississauga has Canada’s largest growth in the transportation sector over the past years. It is the hub for transportation and we will continue to be a valued voice in the industry in this region and beyond,” she said. The official launch of the opening was held in October and the new facility provides all the services available at the Beamsville location. Mississauga/Brampton area companies can contact this new regional office at 1115 Midway Blvd. in Mississauga, Ontario, L5T 2C1, or call 647.945.1010, or Fax 905. 564.9993. Beamsville location: 4654 Ontario Street, L0R 1B4, or call 905.563.1010, Fax 905.569.1015, visit www.fleettaxservices. com.


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2017 Bridgestone/OTA Cdn Truck Hero Award


ississauga, Ontario - Truck drivers everyday must maintain a level of professionalism to keep Ontario’s ranking as the safest roads in North America. However, every once in a while a special driver emerges from this large group of professional as not only a protector of highways safety, but a hero. On a storm filled day in March, 2017 Ickroop Mangat a 23 year old Kriska trainee driver was riding in the passenger seat with his Trainer when he heard “Hold on, we’re going to hit”. Looking up he saw a pile up of more than 50 vehicles and a road slick with fuel and fire. After their 18 wheeler impacted alongside another, Ickroop and his veteran

Ickroop Mangat with Mark Seymour, Kriska Transportation Group CEO

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Trainer tried the doors to discover them jammed shut. Thick black smoke poured into the cab as the Trainer moved to the bunk for pillows to use as breathing filters. Trapped in the truck Ickroop decided that he and his friend could only survive by escaping through a window. Standing between the seats he kicked repeatedly at the driver side window until it shattered. Yelling to his Trainer “Follow me!” Ickroop stepped over the seat and went through with his left leg first, scratching it on the broken glass. He jumped down from the window and over fire on the ground. “My parents always taught me that when you’re part of a team you do anything you can to help your team mates”, says Mangat, “I couldn’t leave him inside the truck.” Now outside the truck but surrounded by burning diesel fuel Ickroop saw his Trainer struggling to get through the small window. Jumping over the fire and onto the step of the truck, he grabbed the senior driver’s collar and pulled him through the window. The Trainer fell awkwardly onto the ground lighting his hair and clothes on fire. He jumped up and began to run away but didn’t get far before Ickroop brought him into the snow and extinguished the fire. As they sat on the ground they looked up and saw their truck engulfed in flame. They had escaped less than a minute

Ickroop Mangat with the truck gifted to him, an International ProStar. earlier. Mangat was applauded by several hundred members of the Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) on November 9th when he was awarded the prestigious Bridgestone / OTA Truck Hero Award for 2017 at the OTA Awards Dinner. After a few weeks rest Mangat returned to driving under the watch of his Owner Operator father. In the following months he has decided to follow his Dad and hopes to eventually buy his own truck. Inspired by Ickroop’s dedication Kriska CEO Mark Seymour chose to make that dream a real-

ity at the Kriska Mississauga terminal with the gift of an International ProStar truck. “Ickroop embodies what our industry needs”, says Mark Seymour, “he has the values and work ethic that drive him to want to be in trucking.” The freshly painted truck with a new engine and large bow on the hood was presented to Ickroop by Seymour with family and colleagues present. “I’m excited to be an owner operator like my Dad and Brother but I don’t consider myself a hero”, remarked Mangat, “I did what anybody would do.”


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Ontario Trucking News, Issue 173, December 2017

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Ontario Trucking News, Issue 173, December 2017