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Spotlight on… Highland Transport & emergency Road Services

Highland Transport & E.R.S. Team Up to Improve Fleet Efficiency & Customer Satisfaction


f y o u a s k Vi t o D e Pasquale, the Director of Maintenance for Highland Transport, fleet efficiency and customer satisfaction go hand in hand. If you do not run an efficient fleet of trucks and trailers, your customers’ level of satisfaction will dramatically decrease. In today’s economy, the number one goal of any company is to make your customers happy. According to Vito, the best way to keep customers happy is by being on time with their deliveries. Vito’s master plan to achieve on time deliveries involves having a top notch maintenance program and an efficient emergency breakdown solutions provider. Highland Transport has realized that they are experts in moving freight and not in roadside assistance. Although the majority of trucking companies handle their emergency breakdowns internally, Highland Transport has decided that the fastest and most cost effective way to get their drivers back on the road is by using a professional breakdown service. About a year ago, Vito heard about a Canadian company that specialized in providing breakdown solutions to the trucking

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industry 24 hours a day in both Canada and the U.S. What also peaked Vito’s interest was the fact that this Canadian company provides their services in both English and French, they provide photos of accident related downtime, they give their customers the opportunity to talk directly to repair facilities and they always attach a copy of the vendor’s invoice from the breakdown repair to their own invoice. The name of this company is Emergency Road Services of Canada Inc. (E.R.S. Canada) and they are Canada’s only 24 hour bilingual roadside assistance company that caters to the entire trucking industry. Now in their fourth year in business, the services that E.R.S. Canada coordinates across Canada and the U.S. include truck/ trailer repairs, tire repairs/replacements, towing services, heater/reefer repairs, lock-outs and fuel delivery. They also provide accident related repairs, estimate services, safety inspections and can coordinate the shunting of trailers back to their customers’ yards. According to Vito, all you have to do is make one call for any kind of breakdown

and E.R.S. Canada does all the rest. In fact, Highland Transport has provided all of their drivers with E.R.S. Canada’s 24 hour emergency toll free number that they are to use in the event of a breakdown. What Highland has essentially done is eliminate one step in the breakdown process. Once the driver has notified their dispatch of a pos-

communication is the key as E.R.S. Canada is in constant contact with the drivers. The method that Highland Transport has chosen to take care of their breakdowns ensures that every breakdown gets immediate attention. The person that ensures first rate service at E.R.S. Canada is their President, Dawn V i o l o . Dawn and

sible service failure due to mechanical breakdown, the process begins. The driver calls E.R.S. Canada and the Highland dispatch notifies the customer. During this whole process,

Vito talk almost daily and Vito says that he can always get a quick answer to any of his questions, which is rare in this industry. Since Vito has switched over to E.R.S. Canada, Highland Transport estimates that they have saved between 20% and 30% on their breakdown costs and equipment downtime has also been reduced significantly. The main reason for the savings is the fact that E.R.S. Canada has established preferred rates with its service providers and they do not mark up the service provider’s invoice. E.R.S. Canada actually gives their customers a copy of the service provider’s invoice which makes everything they do transparent.

What also impresses Vito is how E.R.S. Canada audits all of the service provider’s invoices and fights for Highland Transport to get the best possible price on every breakdown. The only incentive that E.R.S. Canada has on every single service call is to get the customer the best price and to get the customer back on the road as quickly as possible. In fact, Vito continually states that one of the best decisions he has made since becoming the Director of Maintenance at Highland Transport is the switching over to E.R.S. Canada to handle his emergency breakdowns. Not only has Vito decreased his overall breakdown costs across Canada and the U.S. by a significant amount, he has also increased Highland Transport’s customer satisfaction by having his loads delivered on time. Having loads delivered on time comes down to keeping equipment downtime to a minimum. E.R.S. Canada reduces equipment downtime by having developed a network of over 15,000 service providers spread out across Canada and the U.S. This huge network of service providers ensures that all of their customers, big or small, get the fastest response times and the best possible prices for their breakdowns. Highland Transport is a part of the TransForce group of companies and has two divisions: a truckload van division and a chassis container division. Having been in business for over 40 years, Highland Transport has the resources to meet any and all of their customer’s requirements throughout North America. Some of Highland Transport’s key features include

24/7 dispatch, a fleet of over 650 vans (53’) with an average age of 3 years, tridems and heater service provided and available upon customer’s request. They provide 20’ and 40’ container chassis’ and Btrain service. Both truckload and intermodal divisions are satellite tracked. They also have a fully bonded yard with reefer plug-ins and monitoring is available. Highland Transport’s equipment is inspected four times a year and includes nightly inspections at their customers’ yards ensuring no downtime. H i g h l a n d Tr a n s p o r t is currently looking for owner/operator teams and owner/operator singles for new lanes awarded. If anyone would like to join their growing family and be part of a team that has been around since the late sixties, contact their Recruiting Department at 877.444.4303. For more information regarding Highland Transport, visit www.highlandtransport. com. If anyone would like to learn more about E.R.S. Canada and how they can reduce your equipment downtime and overall breakdown costs, please visit www.ersofcanada. com or call Dawn Violo at 877.377.2262. By teaming up with E.R.S. Canada, Highland Transport is letting all shippers know that they take their breakdowns seriously and that their number one priority is to get their loads delivered on time. With the help of Dawn and her team at E.R.S. Canada, Vito has found a way to increase his customers’ satisfaction and at the same time, reduce his overall breakdown costs. Hats off to Vito and Highland Transport for gaining a competitive advantage in a very challenging business environment.


This Month’s Theme: Load Security

Threats to Load Security Call for Integrated Approach

By Marek Krasuski


ike most aspects of trucking, the issue of load security calls for multiple initiatives that together weave a net of safety and prevention. Huge losses are incurred by the hundreds of carriers that lose freight from roll-overs, improper loading and tie down of transported goods, as well as theft. In Canada, cargo theft is estimated to cost the industry $1 billion annually. For every reported incident, an additional four never make it into the hands of the police or insurance companies. Not reporting theft masks the awkward reality that as much as 80 percent of cargo theft may be the result of so-called inside jobs. In response, the industry encourages fleet owners and operators to verify employee backgrounds. Current opinion indicates that company policy should be revised to ensure that screening of employees and not just drivers, be mandatory. This security would include the discussion of freight destinations and the sensitive handling of paperwork. Companies are not only encouraged to hold employees responsible, but also have in place practices that restrict the access of strangers to terminals and docking yards. As well, employees ought to be authorized to question any strangers on the property and inspect noncompany trucks such as rental units or interlining carriers. Since most thefts occur on carrier properties, companies are encouraged to secure their perimeters with monitoring systems, adequate lighting and promote the practice of abut-

ting trailers to dock frames and parking them back to back. What makes load theft such a lucrative activity is the voracious appetite for goods of every type. Historically, thieves focused their attention on cigarettes, alcohol and portable electronic goods. Today, almost anything – diapers, furniture, gum - attracts the attention of criminals whose clandestine actions generate huge profits on loads that can easily be dumped at flea markets or in the stock rooms of merchandisers who ask no questions. There is little evidence that authorities are making much progress in reversing cargo rip-off. According to Freightwatch International USA, theft losses jumped five percent in the first half of 2010 due in part to increased gang activity with a focus on multitrailer thefts and larger payoffs. In a report issued by Freightwatch, General Manager, Ron Greene stated, “What we are witnessing is a more targeted approach by cargo thieves seeking multi-trailer thefts and large scale warehouse burglaries”. Carriers, meanwhile, have little incentive to conduct their own investigations into cargo theft and the possibility of employee collusion. Private, undercover investigations can reach into the thousands of dollars, often exceeding the value of stolen merchandise. Fuelling the threat to the security of cargo are light punishments, typically conditional sentences, which criminals receive if they are caught and prosecuted. More often than not, the average cargo crime in the US goes unpunished. In Canada, law enforcement resources dedicated to the prevention and retrieval of cargo theft are inadequate, even in high-theft regions of the country. Inadequate policing resources, though, have

to some extent encouraged industry initiatives. In some cases, associations, transport companies, insurance providers and brokers collaborate with police forces which share theft information online. Such collaborative programs have helped with the recovery of stolen merchandise. Witness, for example, Manitoba’s auto theft countermeasures which have yielded significant drops in the incidence of stolen cars, particularly in rural areas of the province. Auto theft declined by a margin of 62 percent between 2007 and 2009 thanks to two initiatives, one which identifies vehicles “most at risk” of being stolen and the other which targets youths most likely to steal cars. Renditions of this popular, results-driven program may yield benefits in other regions of the country. Some carriers have also turned to specialists in the drive to enhance load security. Boomerang Tracking is one firm, reportedly the only one in North America equipped with cellular-driven technology that specializes exclusively in the recovery of stolen vehicles and freight. According to company representative, Tim Malone, Boomerang has recovered 7,000 stolen units in Canada worth $340 million. Unlike the satellite or GPS technology which uses exposed tracking devices, the Boomerang cellular technology camouflages the antenna and tracking device deep within the body of the vehicle. Boomerang sells and installs devices with multiple uses. An automatic notification feature device is used to protect the tractor as well as a portable device that protects the trailer and the shipment. The cellular technology can also identify stolen vehicles and cargo buried in underground lots and in metal shipping contain-

ers, benefits which Malone says GPS systems cannot provide. Such precautions can result in reduced insurance premiums as well as a quick retrieval of units due to these sophisticated tracking devices and inhouse retrieval teams that are dispatched immediately when notification of a theft is received. Others, such as Windshield Cam, offer technology options that deter the theft of cargo. A digital recording unit with a mounted - 4-camera video logs activity in the front, rear, and sides of a truck and trailer while moving or parked in a rest area or truck stop. The device records 200 hours of video before starting over automatically. The Windshield Cam Video can also help drivers in training, record the behaviour of drivers and identify high-risk sections of driving routes. Minimizing the costly risk to loads calls for the marshalling of other resources, including common sense and the exercise of caution. Just as studies show that human factors and driver errors are responsible for 85 to 90 percent of crashes and not mechanical failure, evidence also demonstrates that additional fatalities rise from improper loading and unloading procedures. In 2004, for example, 10 truckers were killed in loading related accidents

in the state of Washington alone. In response, primary hazard controls were issued which contained cautionary recommendations which are the following. Preventing workers from standing on trailers beds while forklift operations are underway, identifying potential hazards before loading operations begin, enforcing standard operating procedures, and ensuring workers are clear of trailers and properly securing loads on trucks. Indeed, load securement has become a priority in 2010 with the introduction of new standards enshrined in the National Safety Code Standard 10 (NSC Standard 10) implemented by the Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators. The new regulations come in the wake of a number of serious accidents involving substandard tie downs. Some carriers, in an effort to keep costs down, vied for lower cost tie downs that came with poor webbing and inferior thread used for sew patterns. Financial pressures also prompted some to attach new webbing to old hardware. In response, the new regulations prohibit the use of any unmarked tie down after January 1, 2010. All provinces and territories have agreed that only educational enforcement will be carried out for one year, ending January 1,

2011, meaning carriers will not be fined during this period. (Violations, however, will be recorded in cases where the improper use of the required minimum of tie downs poses a safety risk). After the January 2011 deadline, full compliance of the regulations, found in NSC Standard 10 Division 3 Section 11 (4), will be enforced. The regulations require labelling the strength (Working Load Limit, or WLL) of tie downs by the manufacturer with markings on the tie down assembly. The regulations state that: A label with the manufacturer’s information and the rate working load limit (WLL) of the complete tie down assembly must be attached. Each of the components of a tie down assembly will not have to be marked and rated with a WLL if a rating is provided for the complete assembly. In the absence of a labelled WLL for a complete tie down assembly, the WLL for the assembly will be based on the lowest WLL which appears on any of its components. From cargo theft – estimated at $10 billion annually in the US and $30 billion worldwide - to the costs associated with improper loading and securement of merchandise, the endemic risks call for a coordinated and comprehensive approach.


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This Month’s Theme: Load Security

Some Details of Proper Cargo Securement


argo securement consists of positioning loads carefully and holding them against the platforms and walls of the vehicle by appropriate means (adequate loading arrangement, blocking mechanisms, tiedown devices and systems, etc.) in order to prevent goods from shifting or falling during transport. New Requirements: Use of Marked Tiedowns Since January 1, 2010, all tiedowns (chains, wire rope, and straps) used to secure a cargo to a heavy vehicle operating in Québec* must carry manufacturer working load limit (WLL) markings. *(Similar provisions are included in the regulations of other Canadian jurisdictions.) Legal & Regulatory Requirements Section 471 of the Highway Safety Code provides that no person may drive or allow anyone to drive a road vehicle carrying a load that is not solidly secured or

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adequately covered so that no part of the load can shift or fall off the vehicle, can compromise the stability of the vehicle, and is fastened to the vehicle in violation of the Cargo Securement Standards Regulation. WORKING LOAD LIMITS ON TIEDOWNS The Cargo Securement Standards Regulation, which came into force on July 14, 2005, adopts the provisions of National Safety Code Standard 10. Section 11 (4) of that standard stipulates that on and after January 1, 2010, a person shall not use a tiedown or a component of a tiedown to secure cargo to a vehicle unless it is marked by the manufacturer with respect to its working load limit (WLL). The regulations of other Canadian authorities have the same cargo securement requirements. All Canadian authorities have agreed to allow for a period of education and transition to ensure that this new requirement is implemented smoothly. As a result, for 2010, carriers

driving on Québec’s highways with a tiedown not bearing a manufacturer’s WLL mark will not be fined for failure to comply with the regulation, nor will they not have to comply with this requirement before being allowed back on the road. However, enforcement people may issue verbal or written warnings. During this period, the provisions of Section 12 of Standard 10 regarding default working load limits will continue to apply to all tiedowns not bearing a manufacturer’s mark and similar measures will be in effect across Canada. As of January 1, 2011, the provisions of the regulation will be fully enforced. In some cases, the originally legible WLL mark on a tiedown can fade from use. The degree of fading will vary according to the quality of the original mark. Given the importance of using certified tiedowns, it’s always a good idea to look closely at the quality of the manufacturer’s WLL mark when purchasing tiedowns to ensure legibility and durability. MANDATORY MARKING Since January 1, 2010, all tiedowns (chains, wire rope, and straps) used to secure a cargo to a heavy vehicle operating in Québec* must carry manufacturer working load limit (WLL) markings. TRANSITION PERIOD A one-year transition period was provided* to

ensure the smooth implementation of the new regulation. Therefore, until December 31, 2010, working load limits assigned by default to unmarked tiedowns under section 12 of National Safety Code Standard 10 (Cargo Securement) continue to apply. However, as of January 1, 2011, tiedowns that are unmarked or whose markings cannot be clearly identified will be considered noncompliant. REPLACING & PURCHASING Given the requirement to use duly marked tiedowns, it is strongly recommended that when purchasing such

equipment you ensure the legibility and quality of the manufacturer’s working load limit markings. * Similar provisions are included in the regulations of other Canadian jurisdictions. WHERE ARE WORKING LOAD LIMIT MARKINGS LOCATED? Strap: A label, generally integrated into the stitching, or a trademark printed directly on the strap, identifies the manufacturer and the working load limit, in pounds and kilograms. Chain: A letter on the links usually identifies the manufacturer, while a number is

considered to correspond to the grade of the chain. The table in Part 4, Section 7 of Standard 10, indicates the working load limits of the chains according to the grades and dimensions. Wire Rope: The manufacturer’s name and the working load limit reference are usually stamped on the swaged sleeve, which is used make a loop at one end of the wire rope. Note: Methods of identifying working load limits may vary from one manufacturer to another. It is advisable to check with your supplier to learn the location of the required markings.


Windshield Cam

Truck Video Recording


indshield Cam is the leader i n Tr u c k 4 Camera Security. The Windshield Cam truck video recording system has saved many drivers, trucking companies and insurance companies from expensive claims, lawsuits, lawyer fees, deductibles, tickets, fines and a lot of wasted time. “No more “he said-she said” in the case of an accident. Video surveillance on all four sides of your truck and trailer can be extremely important in the event of an accident, theft, robbery, vandalism

or road rage. Instantly replay video back to the police at the scene of an accident or road rage incident. You can also easily search for an incident in past videos. The front Windshield Camera can protect you if you rear-end someone by proving the other driver did an unsafe lane change or hit their brakes in front of you. The left and right side cameras looking to the rear prove you were in your lane, in side swipe and merging accidents. The rear camera makes backing up much safer and also

prevents false accusations that you backed into their vehicle. With thousands of trucks using the Windshield Cam, it is a well proven and reliable video recording system. The Windshield Cam records 4 camera videos for 8 full days (or optional 14 days) before starting over. Easily transfer videos to a PC through any USB port. The system comes with your choice of a 7-inch sun visor or 7-inch dash monitor, all cables and easy do-it-yourself installation instructions. Go to or call 403.616.6610.


Boomerang Tracking

Boomerang’s Cargo Recovery System


ith nearly every load traveling on the highway valued at least $50,000, trucking is a natural target for thieves. Over $1 billion of cargo and equipment is stolen throughout Canada every year, according to the Ontario Trucking Association and Statistics Canada. In the past, thieves were only interested in the cargo itself, said Dave Da Silva, Commercial Account Manager for Boomerang Tracking/LoJack, but one of the latest trends that Boomerang is seeing is the seizure of the transport equipment along with the load it is carrying. “Now we are seeing thieves running chop shops and replacing serial number plates on the equipment for resell,” said Da Silva. It used to be that thieves

would strip the unit of cargo and leave the equipment in an abandoned lot or an industrial area where it would eventually be recovered. Crooks are now realizing, however, that not only is the cargo worth big bucks but the equipment is as well. With these figures and trends in mind, technology companies have attempted to capitalize on industry security and theft control concerns by introducing new communications and tracking devices. “You can’t just walk into a truck dealership and replace a unit right away nor can you replace millions of dollars worth of consumer products very quickly. It’s important that trucking companies not only worry about training drivers, loss control and product handling but also protection of assets,” Da

Silva said. It has been a pretty hands-off topic for a number of years now, but it is only getting worse because of the concerns of the insurance companies, he said. “Over the last few years, we’ve seen a number of trucking companies that have one too many theft claims get dropped by their insurer,” said Da Silva. So instead of just keeping the issue hush-hush, it’s time to take control of the assets, he said. Boomerang markets a theft recovery system that uses cellular telecommunication to detect the location of a stolen tractor-trailer unit or stolen cargo throughout North America. “The customer simply needs to contact our 24/7 security centre and advise

us of the situation. The asset will go under surveillance until the local police agency arrives for the recovery. The process takes us a few hours on average,” said Da Silva. One of the advantages of using cellular technology as opposed to satellite technology for tracking is the ability to locate equipment or cargo underground. “We recovered stolen Skid-Steers from garages, storage units, warehouses and shipping containers,” said Da Silva. The Boomerang system is designed with a completely covert hardware system, about the size of a pack of cigarettes, which can be installed in multiple hiding spots in the average highway tractor. “The Boomerang unit

doesn’t require a visible antenna and may be installed in any location thus becoming one of the most covert and successful recovery products on the market today,” Da Silva said. A security system that everyone knows about isn’t going to work, he said, so Boomerang works with just one or two people from a fleet implementing its security system. Only they know about the installation and where the devices are located. That said, if a transportation company is also using Boomerang’s cargo tracking system, it would have a larger role to play in the implementation because it would be up to its operations department to include the device in the load being shipped.

The owner of a 2004 Chevrolet Express Cutaway G3500 was very happy to have had his vehicle recovered after it was stolen from his business parking lot. Thanks to the collaboration of the Boomerang Tracking team and the local police the vehicle was recovered in a short period of time 20km from where it was stolen. “The Boomerang Cargo Recovery product has an independent battery that will last up to 20 days, and is able to be concealed within the cargo, this allows the asset to be tracked and protected independently,” Da Silva said. For more information call 514.234.8722 or visit their website at


Visor-View, Inc.

Rear View Safety Cameras


ruck drivers know that insecure loads can be a huge problem for the driver and a danger to other vehicles on the road. If the load shifts, it can destabilize the truck and make driving hazardous. For this reason, it is best to remember to check the load at regular intervals and/or after heavy braking, sudden changes in direction, acceleration or changes in weather conditions. Sometimes it is not safe or convenient for the driver to pull over to check the load. Bad weather conditions also factor into the driver not wanting to get out of the vehicle even though it is the drivers’ legal responsibility to ensure that the load is always properly and safely secured. One solution is to install a rear safety camera to assist the driver in checking the load continuously. Positioning a fully color

camera where the load is visible can be a great safety tool. The camera and monitor will show a live, fully color video of the load while driving. Many cameras now also offer Infra Red night vision capabilities as well as wide viewing angles.

The driver will be able to view the load from the comfort of the truck cab and immediately know if the load has moved or shifted – even at night. Fewer stops results in a quicker delivery time as well. The camera offers an added benefit of being an anti theft product. Visor-View, Inc., a leader in Transportation Safety

Products, offers Live GPS Tracking, Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems, Mobile DVRs and fully color Commercial Grade rear view safety cameras for virtually any application. Their newest tractor trailer system includes a full 7.0” TFT LCD Color Dash Monitor with a Waterproof, Infra Red, Heated, Color Camera with 130 degree wide angle lens and 10G Shockproof rating. This color camera system is very affordable with a Retail Price of only $299.00 and also available as a dual camera system. Other camera systems are also available from Visor-View, Inc. which includes Sun Visor Monitors, Rear View Mirror Monitors, Wireless systems, and Multi Camera systems. For more information call our Canadian agent M r. G e o r g e L u b e l l a t 514.744.0200, or call us toll free at 866.922.6800 or visit our website at www.


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The Safety Tip Adviser

Load Security Safety Applies to All of Us

By Alvis Violo


ransporting loads can be a very dangerous operation. It might seem like a simple task of getting things from one place and bringing it to another, but loading, unloading and transporting cargo can cause serious injury and even fatality. People loading and unloading cargo are exposed to serious danger in that heavy objects may hit or fall on them if they don’t follow the right procedures in securing loads. Drivers can also have accidents if they don’t drive safely while carrying heavy loads. The same

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thing can happen if the weight of the cargo is not distributed well, which could compromise the driver’s control of the vehicle. What makes transporting loads more dangerous is the possibility of risking the lives of other drivers on the road. This can happen when loads are not securely fastened to the vehicle and they end up rolling onto the road and hitting other vehicles. Now that you know how hazardous transporting loads can be, it’s time to learn more about securing loads properly. Here are some guidelines you should follow for this important task: 1. Loading areas should always have good lighting. They should also be away from both vehicles and pedestrians.

structions that may cause slips or trips. 3. Inspect the vehicle and make sure that horns, reflectors, lights and other safety features are in good condition. 4. Provide guards for dangerous parts of the vehicle such as chain drives, power take-off and exposed exhaust pipes. 5. Before loading, ensure that the vehicles brakes are applied and stabilized. 6. Clean off any junk or loose materials (crates, cables, wires, chains, and bins) in the vehicle before loading tools or equipment. 7. A rule of thumb when securing cargo in a vehicle: one tie-down must be used for every ten feet of cargo. Make sure, though, to use at least two tie-downs for any cargo regardless of its length.

2. Loading areas should be firm, flat and free from potholes and other ob-

8. Use a red flag to mark loads that extend more than two feet beyond

the body of the vehicle. When transporting cargo at night, use a red light instead. 9. Use at least 4 binders for loads like pipes and logs that are 27 feet long. Ensure that the spacing between binders is equal. 10. Never load unsecured items on the backseat or rear window deck of the vehicle. This can cause the load to hit passengers or the driver when the vehicle comes to a sudden stop. 11. As much as possible,

use a compartment or tool box to keep small items secure in a vehicle. If this is not feasible, use a tarp to cover the small items, making sure that the tarp is securely tied down with ropes or straps. 12. When on the road, stop frequently to check your cargo. This is all the more necessary when traveling long distances. One last point, unloading cargo can be as dangerous as loading and securing it. Please remember that we should all remain cautious when unloading tools,

equipment and other materials from our vehicles. Drive safe, think positive and be prosperous. Alvis Violo is the C.E.O. of Emergency Road Services Of Canada Inc., a coast to coast national roadside assistance company dedicated to the trucking industry across Canada and the U.S.A. For more information visit or call 877.377.2262. Please send your questions, feedback or comments about this column to alvisviolo@


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Health Insurance Matters

Your Rights to Benefits in Trucking

By Lina Demedeiros


any owner/ operators over the years have questioned if they MUST take a plan being recommended by the transport company they represent. The answer is what are you giving up? In the event you currently have an insurance policy protecting your income. You should do the following: 1. Contact your financial advisor. Send a copy of the documentation you have received from the transport company for the

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recommended coverage. Your advisor will confirm coverage with the transport company and/or the broker. 2. If this fails, independently send a copy of your policy to the broker of the recommended plan showing your current coverage, name and contact information for your advisor and the company will advise if the policy meets a proper “alternative to Workplace Safety and Insurance Board” personal coverage. The Workplace Safety and Insurance Board allows you to purchase product and/or services from your contractual supplier “the transport company”. Your coverage must be equal or superior to what is being afforded by the workplace safety and insurance board. Private Insurance always is superior especially if your advisor has ensured that

you have coverage to address not only your income but also any expenses arising in treatment from an accident and/or illness. The transport company reserves the right to recommend a plan or broker providing all forms of coverage. Majority of transport companies have currently a mandated plan that meets the requirements set out in their contract for the automobile fleet insurance carrier. Recent legislation amending Bill 119 has recently obligated transport companies to minimize their liability by implementing either supplementary coverage or “alternatives to WSIB”. The responsibility is to ensure enrollment and remit premiums on behalf of their drivers and/or owner/ operators. This protects the transport company, their customers and their owner/operators respect-

ively. In the event, that the transport company will NOT allow you to maintain the plan you currently have, insist that you purchase their plan, DO NOT cancel your policy. Confirm what coverage is missing to validate your contract with the transport company. If you choose the recommended plan you should understand that the recommended plan may not compensate you for the following: 1. Injuries or illnesses you had prior to purchasing the recommended plan, this extends over to “Emergency Accident Benefits” covering physiotherapy, medications, equipment related to these accident or illnesses. Despite the fact the recommended plan has a provision that clearly states the plan WILL cover a pre-existing condition. This is ONLY valid if you have Illness coverage and

have satisfied the policy waiting period. 2. Your return of premiums rider reimbursing 100% or 80% of premiums may be compromised. 3. Loss of any conversion options available to other products or services with reputable carriers who deliver conversion options to Long Term Care insurance products. All advisors who implement “alternatives to WSIB” must adhere to a code of professional conduct. Their professional obligation is to ensure

that the policy is equal or greater than what is being afforded. If you find your right to maintain your contract for insurance has been violated, we highly recommend you contact the Financial Services Commission and follow the complaints process. You can go on line and visit or For more information please contact our office at 800.236.5810 or visit our website at, Lina M. Demedeiros, President.


Fundraiser in New brunswick

“Dan Day” Fundraiser a Huge Success in Moncton, NB


riends, family and representatives of the trucking industry attended a special fundraiser referred to as “Dan Day” on August 21, 2010, in support of Dan Blakely, a man well known and respected in the trucking industry. The fundraiser was held at the Provincial Trailer Rentals (PTR) location in Moncton, New Brunswick, where Dan is currently the Operations Manager. In June of this year, Dan, who is 47 years old and is a father of six children, was suddenly diagnosed with liver and gastric cancer. Since then, Dan has lost about 50 pounds and has been undergoing aggressive treatment that is not covered by the Province or his private insurance company. A group of friends and colleagues from PTR and Atlantic Carrier decided

in July to hold a fundraiser for Dan and his family to help offset the enormous burden that is facing the family. From all accounts, the event, which included a silent auction, entertainment, a barbeque and a 50/50 draw, was a great success. Hundreds of items were donated for the silent auction and everyone contributed generously to the auction and the 50/50 draw. Dan and his wife Crystal were overwhelmed when Dawn Violo, the President of Emergency Road Services of Canada, made the announcement that the 50” flat screen TV, donated by Dawn’s company, was awarded to a group of Dan’s family and friends who then donated the TV back to Dan and Crystal. Dan not only received all the TV money from the silent auction, he also got to take the TV

home with him. A special thanks goes out to the Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association for their generous donation to Dan and his family. The event coordinators from PTR and Atlantic Carrier should also be congratulated on their hard work putting the fundraiser together and for their donations. Dan was overwhelmed from the support of his friends and the quantity of gifts donated. The event was four hours long and the front lawn at PTR was packed the entire time. The weather was great and in fact, it was like God was watching as the rain began falling at exactly 5:00 PM, the time the fundraiser concluded. The amount of people that showed up for the event is a testament to just how well respected and appreciated Dan is in the

From left to right, Dawn Violo, Crystal Blakely, Dan Blakely and Alvis Violo. The Violo’s travelled from Toronto, Ontario, to show support for their dear friend. trucking community. Dan said, “All of this is extremely humbling. I would like to thank everyone for coming out and showing their support.” Just to let everyone know, Dan has also already started to show signs of improvement as

he has begun to gain some weight back and his spirits are extremely high. In fact, Dan made it known that he will be attending the charity golf tournament on September 9, 2010, at the Covered Bridge Golf and Country Club in Hartland, New

Brunswick. The event which is hosted in association with the Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association will be in support of the Food Bank and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Dan hopes to see all of you there.


September 2010    13

Productivity Abuse – No Limiters On Pay

By Robert D. Scheper


OBR’s and speed limiters have initiated the discussion of hourly pay for both drivers and equipment. Mark Seymour, President of Kriska Transportation and Chairman of the Ontario Trucking Association boldly remarked recently, “Paying by mile is something that’s going to have to change”. However, implementing hourly rates is not “guiding an industry to maturity”. It may be better than victimizing a driver through neglect but at what cost to the industry? Trucking is a labour critical service industry combined with highly depreciating equipment. Survival is almost completely dependent on productivity (time and equipment). Most of the industry moved to “by the mile” peace work so as to reward and monitor productive drivers. It was the simplest pricing/ measurement model available at the time. Freight transport inconsistencies were coupled with driver flexibility so as to provide at least some form of balance. However, excessive productivity abuse by a few companies and drivers created a political demand for stricter HOS legislation, enforcement, and potential EOBR formats. With reduced flexibility, productivity restrictions are now almost exclusively carried by the driver. If a magic wand was waved and every company suddenly paid drivers by the hour everyone knows (or should know) that productivity would DROP. Hourly pay would transfer huge productivity risks and costs to the com14    September 2010

pany. Suddenly “compliant” drivers would actually “comply” and disorganized or lazy drivers would lose even more initiative to perform. Companies would have to actually consider ALL layover costs. As well, standard union seniority models would need to be reevaluated and labor boards would be overloaded with: demands for overtime enforcement, mandatory coffee breaks and a whole host of other conflicts. At first glance, transferring productivity costs to the company would appear attractive to many drivers. However, hourly

pay systems don’t typically reward individual initiative and professional behavior. Transporting freight requires a host of custom navigational and time management choices, critical to productivity. The industry would see Pride in Work replaced by Time at Work and truly exceptional service may be squeezed out of the market. If the average driver now views their career as a “dead end job”, how much more so when initiative is marginalized? Long distance trucking is not an assembly line operation; each trip has its own individual circumstances. The answer to a highly

complex situation is greater professional autonomy not endless legislation or marginalization. Allow the professional driver to manage their trips professionally and bill for downtime and layovers. Delegate the complex circumstances to the competent operator by providing the most flexible and trustworthy environment. A much better option to hourly rate and EOBR “universal marginalization” is focusing enforcement on the “unprofessional” high repeat offenders. Punish the violators not the innocent! Incidentally, the speed

limiter debacle is not an example of professionals guiding an industry to maturity and justice, it’s the perfect example of what happens when little boys play in sandboxes and don’t get their way. Robert D. Scheper operates an accounting and consulting firm in Steinbach, Manitoba. He has a

Masters Degree in Business Administration and is the author of the Book “Making Your Miles Count: taxes, taxes, taxes” (now available on CD). You can find him at and or at 877.987.9787. You can email him at


TCH Cards Now Accepted at Pilot Travel Centers


ilot Travel Centers nationwide network of travel centers now accepts TCH cards. TCH cards provide onecard convenience for professional drivers to manage fuel, maintenance and cash advance needs. Long haul transportation fleets across the U.S. utilize TCH cards for fuel and fleet-related purchases. “Because Pilot is dedicated to exceptional customer service, we are expanding our payment options for trucking companies and professional drivers to include TCH cards,” said Pilot Flying J President and CEO Jimmy Haslam. “When our customers think of Pilot Flying J, we want them to think of convenience. We’re here to serve our loyal fleet customers, and we welcome them to stop in, grab a cup of great Pilot coffee and use their pre-

ferred payment method, one stop to refuel, refresh and get back on the road.” “This is great news for our team,” said Kathy Locklear, the Controller at Star Leasing Inc., a Fayetteville, North Carolina based trucking company. “We’re excited that we’ll be able to use one universal payment card, making it easier on both our drivers and office staff. Using our TCH cards at Pilot is a welcome convenience that will save us time and money.” TCH cards can be used at the fuel pump or in-store at the more than 550 Pilot Flying J locations throughout North America. “We are enthusiastic that TCH cards are now accepted at Pilot,” said TCH President Ted Jones. “Pilot Flying J is a leader in the transportation industry offering over 550 first-class travel center locations

across the United States. The Pilot network also

gives TCH universal card acceptance which allows

our customers to use TCH method of payments

at all major truck stops nationwide.”


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New Products & services

Inspecting & Maintaining Trailer Lighting & ABS Systems


esting and maint a i n i n g t o d a y ’s trailer is a much different task than yesterday. Changing regulations and advanced electronics with LED lighting and ABS require new tools and processes. Add the shortage of skilled technicians and the task can be daunting. Testing electronics requires electronic tools. ABS operation depends upon the auxiliary circuit to deliver at least 9.5 volts at the ECU (TMC RP 141) and a dependable brake

circuit as a backup power to activate the ECU using the brake light circuit. With the ABS warning light and the LITE-CHECK testing equipment, the technician can quickly diagnose the ABS functions. The LITE-CHECK simplifies the process with instant information and performs the following steps: Is the Brake circuit operating correctly? Does the ABS warning flash and ECU solenoids chatter verifying the brake light

circuit is powering up and activating the ECU? Is the Aux circuit operating correctly? Upon powering the auxiliary circuit, does the ABS warning lamp flash and ECU solenoids c h a t t e r, indicati n g

vehicle ABS safety feature is armed? Does the ABS lamp turn off signaling no ABS faults exist? Is the above testing being performed with measured filtered regulated 12 vdc power assuring ECU is receiving adequate

power? Can the ECU condition (ABS fault codes) be quickly read? A trailer combination with incandescent lamps, additional connections, and marginal wire gauge will have an excessive amp load preventing sufficient operating voltage for the ABS operation. The LITE-CHECK load test defined by the TMC RP 141 will display vehicle circuit amperage load as a test of verifying adequate voltage to the ECU.

Emergency Road Services [ERS]

Garry Drouin New ERS National Sales Manager


ississauga, ON, Emergency Road Services

is pleased to announce the hiring of Garry Drouin as their new National Sales

Manager. Garry brings twenty plus years of automotive,

ZamLok System

New Design in Lug Nut Retention & Torque Monitoring System


he new design (Patent Pending) is now available in a standard 33 mm on 3.5 stud centers which is available in most colors (subject to advanced notice and volume commitments). Following extensive development ZamLok has achieved all of their safety objectives. They have totally addressed their customers’ needs by offering a Lug Lock with an indicator giving customers a complete system. ZamLok System offers additional maintenance benefits over the standard model. The design uses the resistance between 2 nuts, minimizing the ability to loosen up to 40 foot pounds, then an indication system will kick in should the nuts loosen. ZamLok System designs, manufactures and distributes Wheel Nut Retention and Torque Devices. If a lug nut moves, a warning indicator will alert the driver or shop personnel 16    September 2010

that an inspection or retorque is required. Features and benefits of using the ZamLok System Wheel Management System are listed below. It eliminates the need for daily torque procedures and only re-torques lug nuts when ZamLok System indicates loosening. Saves maintenance costs by eliminating unnecessary re-torque of lug nuts, reduces down time for vehicle and driver. Reduces costly road call charges, property damage and personal injury or loss of life resulting from accidents caused by wheel separation and provides accurate daily pre-trip

and post trip inspection of wheel lug nuts. For more information contact Lenny Prince at 514.233.8120 or by email at


trucking and fleet maintenance experience in a wide variety of roles to the Emergency Road Services’ Team. He has held positions with Mazda Canada, PHH, Mercedes-Benz and Transport Action Lease Systems among others. Garry will focus on growing sales throughout Canada and the U.S.A. In addition, his dedication to customer service excellence and call centre experience will be a valuable addition considering

our ever increasing business needs. Please contact Garry directly at 905.277.2377 or toll free at 877.377.2262. He can also be reached via email at garrydrouin@ Emergency Road Services is Canada’s only 24 hour coast to coast emergency roadside assistance company dedicated to the trucking industry. Welcome aboard Garry, Dawn and Alvis Violo.


According to the ABS suppliers, most of the ECU’s returned are functioning units suggesting the shop testing process is faulty and incurring additional costs in ABS maintenance. The above process will eliminate most of this extra unnecessary expense. These are hidden costs due to “we’ve always done it that way”. For more information contact Bob Blair, CEO of Lite-Check, at


Roadking Travel Centres

Excellent Service With a Smile ccording to Alberta vehicle registration statistics, there are more than 450,000 commercial vehicles in the province. When you include the number of trucks and tractor-trailers that come in from other provinces as well as the United States, that adds up to a lot of truckers. Fortunately for them, there are two truckerfriendly Roadking Travel Centres to look after them.

a convenience store. We are a destination stop where drivers can relax, rest, take a shower and talk with other drivers.” Roadking has been around for more than 20 years. The Calgary location was opened first. The Edmonton centre followed later. Both locations were considered remote at the time they were built, but the community has grown around them, and they are now considered to be situated in prime locations for the many services they offer

This is why the Roadking Travel Centres are more than just a place to buy fuel or get an oil change. They offer complete dining facilities and a safe, clean, comfortable room to spend the night. The Roadking Super 8 Hotel, located in Sherwood Park in Edmonton has 120 rooms. The hotel features two restaurants, a fitness centre, games room, fax/photocopier service, automated bank machine, coin-operated laundromat, 24-hour convenience store, lounge,

Conveniently located in Calgary and Edmonton, the Roadking Travel Centres offer truckers one stop shopping for all their needs. “We run it like a truck stop where there are full amenities for drivers and the trucking industry,” said one of the senior managers of Roadking Travel Centre. “A lot of the newer outfits are interested in only running

not only to the trucking industry, but the travelling public as well. Roadking’s 150 employees know how to take care of their customers. “The key in the truck stop business are the services you provide,” said Paul Teolis, President of Roadking. “The more services you have on your property, the more truckers are going to come in.”

meeting rooms and VLT’s. In-room amenities include: LCD or plasma

By Peter Dudley


television, coffee maker, refrigerator, microwave, iron and ironing board, hair dryer and complimentary wireless high speed Internet. The Roadking Inns Motel in Calgary has 20

in 1996 from the hotel industry, so he has expertise related to both truck stops and the hospitality business. Truckers are given privileged rates at both the Calgary and Edmonton locations, and

rooms and offers similar services as the Edmonton location. Paul came to Roadking

as a result, both locations maintain an occupancy rate between 70 – 80 per cent.

Considering how the economic downturn has affected the trucking industry in the last year or so, Roadking is pleased it has been able to maintain its market share and continue to offer its clients the level of excellence that they have come to expect. Roadking also takes advantage of their partners’ loyalty programs. It has partnered up with Flying J as a fuel partner, and is able to offer some free services and restaurant discounts. On the gasoline side of the business, Roadking also has a Shell station that is partnered with the Air Miles program. So whether you need fuel, an oil change, a good meal or a good night’s sleep, make the Roadking Travel Centres in Calgary and Edmonton your destination stop in Alberta.


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Tires & wheels

New MIllenium tire Centre – Surrey, British Columbia

Going the Extra Mile for Stellar Service By Marek Krasuski


ven in the middle of the night, drivers in British Columbia’s lower mainland stalled by flat tires need not worry about accessing a quick solution to roadside mishaps – if they contact Bhinda Aujla, Gurjit Manjat and their team of tire specialists at New Millenium Tires. The Surrey-based tire supply and service centre has built a solid reputation by literally going the extra mile to service all tire needs of heavy duty commercial trucks and trailers. The ethic of customer service which has supported the company through five years of growth has for Bhinda and Gurjit, both veteran drivers, deep personal significance. “For several years I drove to California, Toronto, and back to British Columbia as a commercial driver. I know from experience the challenges drivers face and the relief that comes from being able to access immediate and reliable service,” Bhinda says with Gurjit nodding in agreement. New Millenium Tires covers the spectrum of tire-related needs. As an authorized dealer of Michelin, BF Goodrich, General, and Hankook, this growing firm services the industry with a choice of quality products, each of which is distinguished by superior compounds and tread patterns that reduce rolling resistance and promise durability. To ensure that customer service underscores all aspects of business operations, New Millenium matches competitive pricing with exceptional service and name brand merchandise. “Whoever accesses our centre will benefit from very good prices on all our commercial tries,” assures Bhinda. At any given time New Millenium in Surrey, British Columbia has 2,000 tires in stock on the prem18    September 2010

ises, a 1.2 acre facility with a 6,500 square-foot building equipped with three service bays and plenty of storage space. This enterprise, noted for its impressive expansion, purchases tires in volume, a practice made possible by a spirit of cooperation with its sister locations– yet another foundational feature of the company’s success. The company encompasses six franchise locations across Canada, including its head office in Brampton where the New Millenium success story began with one truck in 2000. Multiple locations across the country promise two distinct advantages: easy access for commercial drivers to tire and roadside services in several regions of the country, and highly competitive pricing. Large purchases from manufacturers to all New Millenium locations translate into significant volume discounts which are passed onto customers – a business practice that reaffirms Bhinda’s and Gurjit’s promise to furnish customers with the best prices possible. Contributing to New Millenium’s exemplary success in favourable pricing are national sales accounts. Transport companies holding accounts with manufacturers of brand name tires supplied by New Millenium benefit from additional discounts and convenient invoicing. “If a customer carrier is an account holder, all they need to do is to provide a purchase order number and signature. This saves time on invoicing, speeds up the process, and gets the driver back on the road as quickly as possible. From there, we will submit the invoice to the manufacturer,” Bhinda explains. Standing alongside competitive pricing and quality merchandise, two pillars of New Millenium’s success, is the third, a

stellar level of personalized service, not only at roadside locations where Bhinda and Gurjit’s team of specialists will travel to repair and change tires, but also at its service centre located at 12085 103A Avenue with easy access to the Patullo Bridge and the Fraser Surrey Dock LP Terminal. Here, six employees, each specializing in alignments, tire changes, repairs, and balancing, collectively work to service each customer. The New Millenium partners in Surrey strive to ensure the shortest waiting time possible for tire service, a commitment reinforced by their experience as former long haul drivers and their understanding of the tight time lines under which drivers operate.

Major carriers, part of the New Millenium’s growing list of clients that also includes owner operators, benefit, as well, from free inspections. Each week, or when specified by customer request, tire specialists are dispatched to carrier yards where they assess tread quality, check air pressure and apprise fleet administrators of impending tire changes. “It’s an additional service we feel compelled to offer as specialists in the provision of complete tire care,” Bhinda says, acknowledging this practice as yet another reason for the company’s growing success, both locally in the British Columbia lower mainland and nationally at the company-wide level. Indeed, from its early beginnings, auspicious-

ly marked by the start of the new millennium, New Millenium Tire has strived to offer exceptional service and price to all customers by direct buying from the world’s largest manufacturers, an achievement which has supported its expansion, in just ten years, into Surrey, Calgary, Edmonton, Vaudreuil Quebec, Windsor and Brampton. At a national corporate level, New Millenium offers a wide range of automotive services which, in addition to complete tire and alignment care, include A/C service, exhausts, oil changes, and vehicle safety inspections, all executed with the expertise and care expected from certified mechanics and tire specialists. Michelin, BF Goodrich,

Continental, General Hankook, Yokohama and Hercules, available through the company’s various locations, provide sufficient range of brand name selection to serve the diverse and discriminating needs of members of the trucking industry, as well as those of the general public who can source passenger tires and service for light trucks and SUVs. As consummate customer service providers, Bhinda Aujla, Gurjit Manjat and their team aspire to unparalleled levels of customer satisfaction that provide the foundation for success both at the Surrey, British Columbia location and at all of New Millenium’s six franchises, each of which will be featured in following editions.


Tires & Wheels

September 2010    19

tires & Wheels

Prolonging the Life of Your Truck Tires By Andrew Horsman


he Ontario Tire S t e w a r d s h i p ’s ( O T S ) Ti r e L i f e Check (TLC) team is touring Ontario offering drivers tips on prolonging the life of their passenger vehicle tires. The reason you ask? Proper tire maintenance helps Ontario drivers save money through extending tire life, delivering improved fuel efficiency and helping ensure that tires are roadworthy for longer periods of time. Many of the best practices for truck tire maintenance are the same as those recommended for passenger vehicle tires. Tire pressure monitoring, tread depth, tire wear checks and regular alignments and balancing contribute to keeping truck tires rolling longer. Even when they seem to have reached the end of the

road, a well-maintained truck tire can be given a new lease on life by retreading it, often multiple times, maximizing value from the tire. Tire Maintenance: Issues to Watch For Along with improper alignment, low air pressure is the number one tire maintenance issue in the trucking industry. By maintaining the recommended target pressure, tire fatigue and irregular wear is minimized and tire life is prolonged. Missing or faulty valve caps cause air to slowly leak and tires to wear faster. Valve caps that are properly installed become a secondary air seal and keep debris away from the valve core and will also keep tires in better condition. Tires in dual should be kept at equal pressure

and within the average target range of 110 psi. Mismatched pressure can cause permanent, irregular wear patterns to develop within just a matter of weeks requiring tires to be replaced sooner. Additionally, overinflated tires are more likely to be damaged by impact breaks. To prolong tire life, tires on commercial vehicles need to have similar circumferences. The best way to avoid damage is to inspect and match tires so that the average diameter does not vary more than 1?4 inch. Maintaining proper air pressure and vehicle alignment will reduce irregular wear on tire treads. It is not uncommon for irregular wear to cause a loss of up to 50 per cent of usable tread, resulting in having to retread and replace tires more frequently.


New Trailer Tread Promotes Long Tread Life


uscatine, Iowa, Bridgestone B a n d a g Ti r e Solutions (BBTS), a division of Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, is introducing a new premium Bandag-brand B197 trailer tread design. The new offering is patterned after the Bridgestone brand R197 trailer radial that was introduced May 18, 2010. “We’re very excited about this debut,” said Chris Hoffman, Manager, TBR & Retread Product Marketing, BBTS. “It’s the first time BBTS has launched a Bridgestone new tire and Bandag companion retread. Many fleet customers tell us they are looking for a seamless choice of new tires and retread designs.

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The Bridgestone R197 new trailer tire and the Bandag B197 tread design simplify the choice.” The B197 tread is built for long life; combining innovative compounding and a classic straight-rib tread design. The B197 tread design is Bandag’s longestwearing 11/32 depth product, offering excellent cost per mile. The Bandag B197 is available from Bandag dealers in sizes that fit most trailer tire casings: 210mm, 220mm and 230mm. For more information on the B197 tread, ask your Bandag dealer, visit or call 1-800-523-6366, ext 6. About Bridgestone Bandag Tire

Solutions: Bridgestone Bandag Tire Solutions (BBTS), a division of Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, LLC, manufactures, markets and sells medium and heavy duty truck tires for the original equipment and replacement markets in the United States, and in Canada, through Bridgestone Canada Inc. Bridgestone, Firestone and Dayton brand truck tires are available through more than 2,500 dealers and truck stops across the U.S. and Canada. In addition, through its Bandag brand, Bandag retreading dealers have access to industry-leading research and development, manufacturing, marketing and sales expertise. This combination of new and retread product offering provides trucking customers with total tire solutions.


To prolong tire life, tires can be repaired instead of replaced. A properly executed repair can help provide many additional miles of use, but the tire must be carefully inspected to determine if it can be safely repaired. A finished repair should allow the tire to be reused in the type of service for which it was

designed without limiting its future retreadability. The TLC program is funded by OTS - an industryfunded organization with a province-wide initiative to collect and recycle used on-road and off-road tires in Ontario. The Program manages the over 12 million tires sold annually in Ontario and diverts scrap

tires away from burning for fuel and landfilling. The introduction of the program in the fall of 2009 has eliminated the disposal fee for commercial truck tires, which was between $8-12 per tire. For more information on OTS or the Used Tires Program visit www.ontariots. ca.


Tires & Wheels

TAABS Wheel Balancers

Michelin tires

Increase Tire Life, Fuel Mileage & Save Money

Michelin Green Tires Help Park Reduce Carbon



nnovative, dependable, money saving describe what our product is all about. TAABS is an automatic wheel balancing system for commercial trucks and trailers. By dynamically balancing tires, TABB Wheel Balancers give

owners and operators the competitive advantages they want. TAABS’ innovative design ensures top performance. The outer casing is built from marine grade aluminum. Inside, 32 oz of steel chromed ball bearings rest

in a non-toxic, environmentally friendly dimethicone silicone. As the wheels rotate, the ball bearings work to counteract imbalances the tire assembly experiences. The advantages are obvious: cabin vibration is reduced; the product contains no harmful lead, mercury or PCB’s; and, the silicone is extremely resistant to extreme temperatures (-162°F). For a complete demonstration of how TABBS work, watch our video at TAABS Wheel Balancers are dependable and easy to install. We have Five Series of Balancers. They will fit 22.5” and 24.5” steers, drives, and trailers with both steel and aluminum wheels. Installation is as easy as changing your tires. TAABS mount easily behind the steer and between drive and trailer wheels. Money Saving? Absolutely! Trials with fleet companies across Canada have demonstrated that in only 8 months, tires show at least 10% and up to 30% less wear. Trailers have shown up to 20% less wear. The savings on ten tires – average cost $500 – could be as much as $1500. Over a five-year period, a truck and trailer savings could be as much as $10,300! We are so sure of our product that we offer a 5 year unlimited Mile Warranty and a 90 day Money Back Guarantee. Increasing costs and uncertain markets are a difficult challenge for responsible owner/operators and fleet managers. TABBS offers a reliable solution in an uncertain economy. Increase truck and tire mileage, ensure a smoother ride, and save money with TABBS. We are a Canadian owned and operated company and we would be proud to serve you. We can balance your tires AND your pocketbook. For more information, call 403.827.4044 or visit our web site www.TABBS-INT. com.


ammoth Hot Springs, WY – Although the amazing geological features, interesting wildlife and natural beauty of Yellowstone National Park get most of the attention, the world’s first national park also has more than 460 miles of roads to maintain and approximately 3 million visitors to welcome each year. As the official tire of the Yellowstone Park Foundation (YPF), Michelin is helping the park achieve its goal to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions in the park by 30 percent by the year 2016 by providing its green, energy-saving tires for the park fleet. “Since Michelin became the official tire of the Yellowstone Park Foundation in 2009, the park’s fleet managers have reported fuel savings on the first seven vehicles of as much as 20 percent compared to the previous tires,” said Don Baldwin, Product Category Manager for Michelin Americas Truck Tires. “This translates into emissions savings of more than 4 tons of CO2 each year per truck. In addition, the Michelin tires are lasting twice as long as the previous tires, further reducing environmental impact.” Michelin provides green, fuel-saving tires to a wide variety of vehicles in the

park ranging from haul trucks and dump trucks to front-end loaders and other service vehicles. The tire maker’s most popular wide single truck tire, the Michelin X One XDN2 tire, is the featured tire on work trucks that operate both on and off road. Often unseen by visitors, these work vehicles are essential to maintaining the park for visitors, researchers and wildlife alike. Assuring that the fleet is fuelefficient saves money but also significantly reduces carbon emissions. In addition to providing tires, Michelin field engineers are frequently onsite to consult with fleet managers about optimizing the tires for the harsh Yellowstone environment. The idea behind this partnership is to help the park operate more efficiently, but also to learn as much as possible about how tires respond in extreme conditions. “Yellowstone is the ideal proving ground for developing the best tires for our customers,” said Baldwin. “These trucks operate in extreme conditions all year round. From very low to high temperatures, in varying altitudes, in both dry and wet weather, and on all kinds of surfaces; from pavement to gravel, sand to snow; these trucks have to keep working. What we’re hearing is

that Michelin tires have helped them do that more efficiently.” Passenger car tires also play a role in carbon emissions and energy usage. Michelin estimates that if every one of the 1.1 million vehicles (motorcycles, cars, trucks and buses) that enter Yellowstone each year were equipped with Michelin green energy-saving tires, the park could further reduce its carbon footprint significantly. Michelin has published several videos that show how work vehicles are using Michelin tires in Ye l l o w s t o n e N a t i o n a l Park. Visit Michelin Truck Tires’ YouTube Channel to view the videos. Dedicated to the improvement of sustainable mobility, Michelin designs, manufactures and sells tires for every type of vehicle, including airplanes, automobiles, bicycles, earthmovers, farm equipment, heavyduty trucks, motorcycles and the space shuttle. The company also publishes travel guides, hotel and restaurant guides, maps and road atlases. Headquartered in Greenville, S.C., Michelin North America (www.michelintruck. com) employs more than 20,900 employees and operates 18 major manufacturing plants in 16 locations.


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



329 – 72 Ave. S.E., Unit 82, Calgary, AB, T2C 4X6 Tel: 403.279.2870 Fax: 403.279.4372 Email: Contact: Pat Joseph nd


Traction Head Office 18532 – 116th Avenue Edmonton, AB T5S 2W8 Tel: 780.489.7555 Fax: 780.481.0148 Email: Contact: Richard O’Brien

edmonton north west


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

edmonton south


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


NAPA Auto Parts 4657A 4833 – 2nd Avenue Edson, AB, T7E 1T8 Tel: 780.712.4152 Fax: 780.712.4212 Email: Contact: Kris Pero

fort mcmurray

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

grande prairie


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

High Prairie

High Prairie Truck & Trailer Ltd 5309 – 53rd Avenue, High Prairie, AB T0G 1E0 Tel: 780.523.4777 Fax: 780.523.4773 Contact: Crosby Rich

Truck Zone

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

medicine hat

Hydraco Industries Ltd. 2110 – 9th Avenue S.W. Medicine Hat, AB T1A 7G8 Tel: 403.526.2244 Fax: 403.526.1074 Email: Contact: John Karamanos

peace river

Peace Truck & Trailer Ltd. 9103 – 75th Street Peace River, AB, T8S 1T2 Tel: 780.624.8566 Fax: 780.624.8592 Email: Contact: Rene Houle

red deer


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

rocky mountain house

NAPA #6260

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


Pelican Automotive 62330 Pelican Business Park, Wabasca, AB T0G 2A0 Tel: 780.891.3600 Fax: 780.891.3615 Contact: Shawn Molloy British Columbia

burns lake

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

Fort Nelson

Traction CHR-ACK Parts & Repairs

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

prince george


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


G & N Holdings Ltd. 1185 Hwy 97 North Quesnel, BC, V2J 2Y3 Tel: 250.991.0650 Fax: 250.991.0620 Email: Contact: Nick Biller


Ridgeline HD Parts Ltd. 9880 McGrath Road Rosedale, BC V0X 1X0 Tel: 604.794.7078 Fax: 604.794.0099 Email: Contact: Joel Fast


Smithers Parts & Service 3465 Victoria Drive Smithers, BC V0J 2N0 Tel: 250.847.4287 Fax: 250.847.5038 Email: Contact: Dan Groot


Triton Auto & Ind. Ltd. 1003 Industrial Way Squamish, BC, V0N 3G0 Tel: 604.892.5951 Fax: 604.892.3986 Email: Contact: Mike Bothroyd


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


Bow Valley Machine


RCB Truck & Trailer Ltd.


30 Bancroft Street Hamilton, ON L8E 2W5 Tel: 905.561.0932 Fax: 905.561.3280

Traction 200 Oak Point Highway Winnipeg, MB, R2R 1V1 Tel: 204.956.9490 Fax: 204.949.9493 Email: Contact: Louise Ross N. W. territories


Delta Mike Holdings Ltd. 114 – 314 Old Airport Road Yellowknife, NT, X1A 3T2 Tel: 867.669.6272 Fax: 867.669.6282 Email: Contact: Doug Moodie Ontario

Traction Ontario Head Office 6895 Menway Court, Mississauga, ON L5S 1W2 Tel: 905.612.0032 or 905.672.3288 Fax: 905.612.8572 Email: Web:


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

barrie 255 Saunders Road, Barrie, ON L4N 9A3 Tel: 705.792.1371 Fax: 705.792.1591 Contact: Jason Nelson Email:


Quinte Truck & Trailer Parts 280 Jamison Bone Road, Belleville ON K8N 5B5 Tel: 613.966.6070 Fax: 613.966.0720



williams lake


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

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

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


D & S Auto 495 Government Street P.O. Box 697 Dryden, ON P8N 2Z3 Tel: 807.223.3227 Fax: 807.223.4245 Contact: Dale Green

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

WL Forestry Supplies Ltd.


5600 Richmond Ave. E. Brandon, MB, R7A 7L5 Tel: 204.727.4850 Fax: 204.727.2068 Email: Contact: Rick Blaine

5107 Keith Avenue Terrace, BC, V8G 1K8 Tel: 250.641.8885 Email: Contact: Steve Leal

Pineridge Trailer & Equipment Ltd.

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Central Valley Truck Service Ltd


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


NAPA Auto Parts 4236A

British Columbia

Visco Industrial

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


Contact: Brian Kinzel Email:


JD Truck Parts 790 – 10th Street, Hanover, ON N4N 1S2 Tel: 519.364.1848 Fax: 519.364.7738 Contact: Brad Wedow Email:


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

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

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

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

north bay

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

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

st. catharines

Nick’s Truck Parts 244 Dunkirk Road, St. Catharines, ON L2R 7K6 Tel: 905.687.7031 Fax: 905.687.7129


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


thunder bay

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

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

meadow lake

Unified Auto Parts Inc. 807-1st Avenue West Meadow Lake, SK, S9X 1N2 Tel: 306.764.4220 Fax: 306.236.3200 Email: Contact: Mark Krasicki

moose jaw

Golden West Trailer & Equipment Ltd. 1802 Stadacona West Moose Jaw, SK, S6H 4N8 Tel: 306.692.7402 Fax: 306.694.0607 Email: timgoldenwesttrailer@ Contact: Tim Trafford

prince albert

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


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


Traction #2, 2915 Faithfull Avenue Saskatoon, SK, S7K 8E8 Tel: 306.244.9877 Fax: 306.244.9878 Email: Contact: Jeff Stinson

swift current

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




medicine hat

South Side Frame & Alignment Company Ltd.

Hydraco Industries Ltd.

433 – 58 Avenue S.E., Calgary, AB T2H 0P5 Tel: 403.253.2337 th


McCoy Service Centre West

grande prairie 10920 – 87 Avenue, Grande Prairie, AB T8V 8K4 Tel: 780.539.6260 Fax: 780.539.4247 Email: Contact: Brad Willsey th


Simcoe Truck & Trailer Ltd

2110 – 9th Avenue S.W., Medicine Hat, AB T1A 7G8 Tel: 403.526.2244 Fax: 403.526.1074 Email: Contact: John Karamanos

4704 – 49th Avenue, Fort Nelson, BC, V0C 1R0 Tel: 250.774.3273 Fax: 250.774.3274 Email: Contact:John & Colleen Reynolds

630 Welham Road, Barrie, ON L4N 8Z8 Tel: 705.728.8222 Fax: 705.728.9855


Total Truck & Equipment Ltd.

Peace Truck & Trailer 9103 – 75th Street, Peace River, AB T8S 1T2 Tel: 780.624.8566 Fax: 780.624.8592 Email: Contact: Rene Houle

McCoy Service Centre South

Bradvin Trailer Sales Ltd.

fort nelson


CHR-ACK Parts & Repairs

17303 – 114th Avenue, Edmonton, AB T5S 2R9 Tel: 780.453.8706 Fax: 780.453.8758 Email: Contact: Darnell Jabs 3904 – 78th Avenue, Edmonton, AB T6B 2W4 Tel: 780.468.1471 Fax: 780.440.1394 Contact: Ken Mitchell

British Columbia

red deer

McCoy Service Centre 4841 – 78th Street, Red Deer, AB, T4P 1N5 Tel: 403.343.8771 Fax: 403.340.0888 Contact: Larry Ackerman


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

high prairie

High Prairie Truck & Trailer Box 1388, High Prairie, AB, T0G 1E0 Tel: 780.523.4777 Fax: 780.523.4773 Email: Contact: Crosby Rich

British Columbia



Lickman Truck & Trailer

Truck Zone

25, 43915 Industrial Way, Chilliwack, BC V2R 3A9 Tel: 604.793.9660 Fax: 604.793.9620 Contact: Dave Easson or Wayne Cromarty

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

Prince George

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


Smithers Parts & Service 3465 Victoria Drive, Smithers, BC V0J 2N0 Tel: 250.847.4287 Fax: 250.847.5038 Email: Contact: Dan Groot


A-1 Paul’s Trailer Repair 19415 – 94 Avenue, Surrey, BC V4N 4E6 Tel: 604.882.8627 Email: Contact: Brent Cross th



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


Zirino’s Auto Truck & Trailer Service Ltd. 3165 McGillivray Blvd., Winnipeg MB, R3Y 1G5 Tel: 204.275.8038 Fax: 204.275.7759 Email: Contact: Joe Zirino


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


Delta Spring & Chassis 232 Woolwich Street, Breslau, ON N0B 1M0 Tel: 519.648.2119

caistor center

Pyett Spring & Alignment 9381 Silver Street, R.R. 2, Caistor Center, ON L0R 1E0 Tel: 905.957.7033 Fax: 905.957.0808



goulais river

Goulais River Truck & Tractor 90 Highway 552 East, Goulais River ON P0S 1E0 Tel: 705.649.4788 Fax: 705.649.4754


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


Hwy #4 Truck Service R R #1, Hanover, ON N4N 3B8 Tel: 519.369.5052 Fax: 519.369.5961


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


Ken Lapain & Son Ltd 2119 County Road 15, Essex, ON N8M 2X6 Tel: 519.776.6473 Fax: 519.776.6475

1090 South Service Rd., Unit A, Oakville, ON L6J 2X8 Tel: 905.842.2942 Fax: 905.338.5600


Ottawa Trailer Repair Inc. 2020 Bantree Street, Ottawa, ON K1B 5A4 Tel: 613.741.0878

Wilson Truck & Trailer


Muskoka Truck Centre




K.I.D. Truck & Trailer Service

Fax: 613.741.0245


3915 Keele Street, Downsview, ON M3J 1N6 Tel: 416.638.5963 Fax: 416.638.5964

260 Hawn Road., Box 1088, New Liskeard, ON P0J 1P0 Tel: 705.647.8707 Fax: 705.647.9362

P O Box 1706, Hearst, ON P0L 1N0 Tel: 705.362.5633 Fax: 705.362.7960

634 Fourth Line, Caledonia, ON N3W 2B3 Tel: 905.765.5011

North Keele Auto, Truck & Trailer Repair

new liskeard

Pioneer Spring & Alignment

Serge G & D Repair Inc.

88 Madill Church Road, Huntsville, ON P1H 2J2 Tel: 705.789.8600 Fax: 705.789.9584 Toll: 866.353.3009

Oneida Truck & Trailer


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


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


B. Andrews Truck Service Centre Ltd. 6755 Columbus Road, Unit #2, Mississauga, ON L5T 2G9 Tel: 905.670.3384 Fax: 905.670.5794 Contact: Boyd Andrews Email:


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


Sudbury Truck & Trailer 510 Whissell Avenue, Sudbury, ON P3B 2Z3 Tel: 705.673.3613 Fax: 705.673.4411 Contact: Dennis Monticelli


Mobile Mechanical Services 11769 Hwy 364, Box 309, Verner, ON P0H 2M0 Tel: 705.594.1319 Fax: 705.594.1548 Saskatchewan


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

Healthy Living

Eggs for Your Health

By Brenda Ricker


ontrary to what we read all the time, cholesterol doesn’t cause heart disease. Instead, cholesterol is the

thing that heart disease acts upon. So the trick here is to keep your cholesterol healthy – not try to eliminate it as if it were the enemy. It’s an important and natural part of your body. This difference is important; case in point is the following. Have you heard that a compound in eggs called phosphatidylcholine helps to keep cholesterol soluble

in your blood and keeps you from absorbing too much? First of all, eggs play an important role in keeping your cholesterol healthy. Secondly, one of the best studies came out of Harvard. It followed 118,000 men and women for 14 years. The study found “no evidence of an overall significant association between egg

consumption and risk of CHD or stroke in either men or women.” Thirdly, in another study, those who ate four or more eggs per week had lower serum

cholesterol levels than those who ate one or less eggs per week. A Perfect Food There are other reasons to rescue the much-attacked egg. Eggs are a perfect food. You can digest the protein from eggs better than meat, fish, or any other food you eat. It’s why all other foods are compared to egg’s perfect protein rating of “100.”

Eggs also contain all the amino acids you need as well as many vitamins and minerals such as vitamin A, riboflavin, folic acid, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, choline, iron, calcium, phosphorous, potassium, and more. Visit If you have any questions, please email me at health_you_deserve@


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The Products & Services Directory is your direct route to professional companies serving your local trucking market across Canada. Include your company in the directory by contacting Barb Woodward by phone at 877.225.2232, fax at 613.476.5959, email at or mail at 259 Salmon Point Road, R.R. #1, Cherry Valley ON K0K 1P0. Visit us online at accounting, tax & bookkeeping

Air Conditioning & Heating: Sales & Service

automated Lubrication systems

compliance services

driver services, recruitment & employment

factoring, finance & foreign exchange

Drakkar Human Resources

Liquid Capital Liquid Capital Midwest Corp.

Cross Border Services Accounts & Records Management Bookkeeping For Your Business & Personal Finances Toll Free Tel: 888.644.2333


It’s All About Numbers 1017 Jordan Road, Cardinal, ON K0E 1E0 Diagonally across from the 730 Truck Stop Tel: 613.340.8409 Fax: 888.818.4964 Summer hours by appointment only

SKF Lubrication Solutions Wilson Instruments Ltd. 43 Crowe Bay Heights, Campbellford, ON K0L 1L0 Tel: 705.653.2403 Fax: 705.653-5560 Toll Free: 877.467.4440 Email: automated Lubrication systems


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

Advocates & lobbyists

299 Mill Road, Unit 1510 Etobicoke, ON M9C 4V9 Tel: 416.626.1794 Toll Free Tel: 877.743.5888 Fax: 416.626.5512 Email: Web:

Mover’s Equipment & Supplies CPL Systems Canada Inc. Corporate Office 8450 Lawson Road, Unit #5, Milton, ON L9T 0J8 Tel: 905.875.1017 Fax: 905.875.2125 Toll Free Tel: 800.263.1760 Email: Web: or

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

Air Brake Training for Mechanics

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


S.E.T.I. Imports Inc. Freinmeister Group Inc. 6 Farnham Crescent, London, ON N6K 1K1 Tel: 519.641.6770 Email: Web: 24    September 2010

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


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


clutch products

E & B Safety Consulting Inc. Travel Centre of America, 535 Mill Street, Unit 104, Woodstock, ON N4S 7V6 Tel: 519.537.2002 Fax: 519.537.7499 Web: Taking the guesswork out of compliance Drug &&Alcohol Truck tRAILER Testing rEPAIRS

Liquid Capital 420 Bronte St. S., Ste. 211 Milton, ON L9T 0H9 Tel: Stan Peirson: 416.994.3389 Tel: Frank Galati: 416.970.7600 Fax: 905.878.6570 “Funding in 24 hours.” Fasteners

DriverCheck Inc.

Multi-Line Fastener Supply

Emergency Road Services of Canada Inc.

Donaldson Company

Co. Ltd. 1 Manley Street, Ayr, Ontario N0B 1E0 1100 Courtneypark Drive East, Tel: 519.632.9371 Unit 5, Toll Free Tel: 800.463.4310 Mississauga, ON L5T 1L7 Fax: 519.632.9534 Tel: 905.677.5088 Email: Fax: 905.677.4917 Web: Web: Worried about substance misuse & Serving Fastener Needs for Industrial, abuse in your workplace? Automotive & Maintenance Trades Emergency Road Services Filters

Integrated Training Resources Fil-Mor Automotive & Clutch Products Ltd.

The Trucker’s Voice

Travel Centre of America, 535 Mill Street, Unit 104, Woodstock, ON N4S 7V6 Tel: 519.537.2002 Fax: 519.537.7499 Email: Web: Taking the guesswork out of compliance

ICC The Compliance Center Inc.


2 Cripple Creek Crescent, Stittsville, ON K2S 1T3 Tel: 613.831.1332 Email: Peter_Turner@ Web:

176 Seacliff Drive West, Leamington, ON N8H3Y5 Tel: 519. 419.5044 Toll Free Tel: 877.653.9426 Fax: 519.326.4047 “Large Account Service” to small fleet & start-up companies.


cargo control products


Trucktax™ 4261-A14 Hwy 7 East. Suite 885 Markham, ON L3R 9W6 Toll Free: 888.456.6504 Tel: 905.477.7773 Fax: 866.323.8250 Web: “Bookkeeping, Tax Preparation and Tax Planning for Truckers”

Driver Training

buildings - all steel pre-engineered

A-Z Technical Building Systems Inc Beka Lube Products Inc.

Transport Financial Services


1131 Derry Road East, Mississauga, ON L5T 1P3 Tel: 905.795.1397 Toll Free Tel: 877.372.5527 Fax: 905.795.1391 Email: Web:

E&B Safety Consulting


Specializing in the trucking industry since 1974 Toll Free: 800.461.5970 Email: Web: “We Make Trucking Less Taxing”

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

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

81 Northline Road, Toronto, ON M4B 3E9 Tel: 416.759.2245 Fax: 416.759-5890 Toll Free Tel: 1.800.677.9038 Fil-Mor Automotive is a proud Canadian remanufacturer of quality Heavy Duty & automotive clutches since 1980. Fil-Mor Automotive specialize in heavy duty & custom made clutches including our own

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


3413 Wolfedale Road, Suite 5, Mississauga, ON L5C 1Z8 Tel: 905.277.2377 Fax: 905.277.2378 Email: Web:

Consultants: Transportation

factoring, finance & foreign exchange

P O Box 1299 Minneapolis, MN 55440-1299 USA Tel: 952.887.3699 Fax: 952.887.3716 Toll Free Tel: 800.374.1374 Email: engineserviceparts@ Web: Financial adviser

Stateside Transportation Consultants Inc. 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.

6705 Tomken Road, Suite 219, Bakker Financial Limited Mississauga, ON L5T 2J6 J D Factors 132 Franciscus Street, Toll Free Tel: 800.401.9138 Ext. 1 315 Matheson Blvd. East, R.R.#1 Waterloo,ON N2J 4G8 Toll Free Fax: 888.795.2258 Mississauga, ON L4Z 1X8 Tel: 519.885.1449 Tel: 905.501.5000 Cell: 519.497.8073 Toll Free Tel: 800.263.0664 Email: Fax: 905.501.0395 With over 30 years experience in the Transportation & Insurance Industry! Email: “The Financial Help for Truckers”

fleet management & litigation support

insurance brokers

insurance brokers

lifting equipment & jacks


ON-Board truck Scales

Dalton Timmis Insurance Group

DWS Fleet Management Services 21 Lake Street, Ste. 2101 Wrentham, MA 02093-1214 Tel: 508.384.9021 Cell: 508.397.7169 Fax: 508.384.9010 Email: Web: Web:

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


Bennetts Power Service Products P.O. Box 51016, RPO Tyndall Park Winnipeg, MB R2X 3C6 Tel: 204.694.1777 Toll Free Tel: 877.778.4440 Fax: 204.633.0133 Email: Web: fuel improvement products

Green Titan Hydrogen H.O.D. 4 Trucking Inc. Toll Free Tel: 877.898.1733 Email: bskakie1661@rogerscom Web: “The Green Titan Generator” fuel solutions provider


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

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


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

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


Wakefield Canada Inc. 3620 Lakeshore Blvd. West, Toronto, ON M8W 1P2 Tel: 416.252.5511 ext 4449 Toll Free Tel: 800.268.5339 Fax: 416 252.7315 Email: Web: Castrol HD creates products that deliver superior performance and greater reliability with the goal of reducing customer operating costs.

P O Box 189, 45 Dominion Street, Warkworth, ON K0K 3K0 Toll Free Tel: 877.924.2632 Fax: 705.924.3385 Email: Web:

Sinwal Enterprises Inc 5656 Bell Harbour Drive, Mississauga, ON L5M 5J3 Tel: 416.520.5527 Toll Free Tel: 866.326.7645 Fax: 905.814.1802 Email: Web: MIRRORS (CONVEX)

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

Checkerboard Consultants Inc. Hutchinson Fuels 8 Loyalist Drive, Unit #2, Brighton, ON K0K 1H0 Tel: 613 475 3334 Tol Free Tel: 800.465.0449 Fax: 613.475.4480


1 Eglinton Ave. East, Suite 415, Toronto, ON M4P 3Z1 Tel: 416.486.0951 Fax: 416.489.5311 Email: Web:

Cowan Insurance Group 705 Fountain St. N., P.O. Box 1510 Cambridge, ON N1R 5T2 Tel: 519.578.6030 Toll Free Tel: 877.578.6030 Ext. 41378 Email:

Brampton, ON L6R 2E8 Tel: 905.494.0255 Fax: 905.494.0655 “Driver’s Dream” Safety Convex Mirrors wipe out blind spots on vehicles & equipment.” Mortgages


The Mortgage Centre

HUB International Ontario Ltd

Canadian Insurance Brokers Inc.

#11-1642 Langan Ave. Port Coquitlam BC V3C 1K5 Ph: 604.944.1481 Fax: 604.944.1482 Toll Free Tel: 800.663.0854 Web: Permits & services

730 Permit Services

Lucas Oil Products


Allen Insurance Group

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


4Refuel Canada Ltd.

insurance brokers

RP Oil Limited

lubricants (synthetic)

••• 231 Oak Park Blvd., Oakville, ON L6H 7S8 Tel: 905.501.0922 Toll Free Tel: 888.473.3835 Fax: 905.257.2580 Web:

Vulcan On-Board Scales

Dalton Timmis Insurance Group

Fleet Management & Litigation Support for the Trucking Industry. fuel additives & lubricants

35 Stone Church Road, Ancaster, ON L9K 1S5 Tel: 905.648.3922 Tol Free Tel: 888.385.8466 Fax: 905.648.2640 Email Web: The Perfect Fit for your trucking insurance needs.

33 Princess Street, Suite 501 Leamington, ON N8H 5C5 Tel: 519.326.9339 Fax: 519.326.0128 Toll Free Tel: 800.463.4700 Email: dan.mcguire@ Web: Transportation Insurance

••• Rainbow Insurance Brokers Inc 958 Road 2 East Kingsville, ON N9Y 2E4 Tel: 519.733.3268 Fax: 519.733.3282 Email: www.rainbowinsurancebrokers. In Business since 1995

4060B Sladeview Crescent Mississauga, ON L5L 5Y5 Toll Free Tel: 888.878.6973 Fax: 905.814.9836 Email: Web: “Keep that Engine Alive!”


9 Holland Street West, Bradford, ON L3Z 2B9 Tel: 905.669.9864 Fax: 905.669.0054 macintosh.k@ IDirect Mortgages Inc. Lic.#10584 An Independent Agent for The Mortgage Centre Network “The mortgage agent to the transportation industry.” oil furnace sales & Service

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


C.U.T.C. Inc. 1295 Carol Crescent, Laval, QC H7W 1G3 Tel: 450.687.8294 Toll Free Tel: 866.927.8294 Fax: 450.687.6963 Email: Preventative Maintenance Products 1

Pro-Ma Performance Products 6370 Concession #6 South Amherstburg, ON N9V 2Y8 Tel: 519.796.5919 Toll Free Tel: 866.284.7851 Fax: 519.736.9436 Email: Pressure Washers

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

NOCO Lubricants Company 2 Bradpenn Road, Toronto, ON M8Z 5S9 Tel: 416.232.6626 Toll Free Tel: 800.414.6626 Fax: 416.201.9880 Email: Web:

Best Service, Best Value, Best Quality

Boomerang Tracking/LoJack De-On Supply Inc. R.R. #1, 1595 Lobsinger Road St. Jacobs, ON N2J 4G8 Toll Free Tel: 800.824.4115 Toll Free Fax: 888.626.7843

8010 Chemin Devonshire Mont-Royal, QC H4P 2K3 Toll Free Tel: 877.777.8722 Toll Free Fax: 888.234.8641 “Global Leader in Vehicle Theft Recovery.” September 2010    25

Rust Control Products

test equipmentbrakes, abs, lights

towing services

Lite-Check, LLC Corrosion Control Coatings Ltd 106 Colborne Street, P.O. Box 1088, Waterloo, ON N0G 2V0 Toll Free Tel: 800.937.7771 Toll Free Fax: 800.563.8078 Email: Web:

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



Maizis & Miller 109-5405 Eglinton Ave. W. Etobicoke, ON M9C 5K6 Tel: 416.620.5111 Toll Free Tel: 888.620.5111 Fax: 416.620.5216 or “North America’s largest recruiter for the Heavy Truck & Equipment Industries”. tarps & tarping systems

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


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

ABC Towing & Storage 4421 Harvester Road Burlington, ON L7L 4X1 Tel: 905.631.8248 Fax: 905.631.8175 Toll Free: 866.337-0688 Web: Heavy Towing, Recovery & Spill Clean-ups. Your Absolute Best Choice!

Counteract Balancing Beads 13029 8th Line Georgetown, ON L7G 4S4 Tel: 905.873.3339 Fax: 905.873.3088 Toll Free Tel: 800.572.8952 Email: tire & wheel service & equipmenT

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85 Pondhollow Drive, Sudbury, ON P3E 6C1


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


Hansen Towing & Recovery

236 Rutherford Road South, Brampton, ON L6W 3J6 Tel: 905.459.1011 Fax: 905.451.1534 Toll Free Tel: 800.876.7097 Email: Web:


Bedard Tankers Inc.

R R #2 , Breslau, ON N0B 1M0 Tel: 519.836.5821 Fax: 519.836.9396

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


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


Tremcar Inc.

Abram’s Towing

Duret et Landry Inc.

K.B.W. Towing

1 Towns Road, Etobicoke, ON M8Z 1A1 Tel: 416.255.4443 Toll Free Tel: 866.616.6379 Fax: 416.252.2558 Email: Flatbed Specialists, Heavy & Medium Towing

2250 boul, Industriel, Laval, QC H7S 1P9 Tel: 514.337.7777 Toll Free Tel: 800.663.0814 Fax: 450.663.2688 Email:

Ontario Office Corghi, ON Tel: 416.902.4663 Contact: Thierry Lefebvre Web:


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

Action Automotive, Towing & Recovery

790 Montrichard Ave. St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, QC J2X 5G4 Tel: 450.347.7822 Fax: 450.347.8372 Toll Free Tel: 800.363.2158 Email: trailer Sales, leasing, rentals & service


Kingston, Ontario 24 Hour Emergency Service Toll Free Tel: 888.221.3672 Tel: 613.384.2572 Web:

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


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


trailer & Container Sales & service



185 Bartley Drive Toronto, ON M4A 1E6 Service GTA, Ontario and USA Tel: 416.656.4000 Fax: 416.656.3065 Toll Free Tel: 800.773.7952 Email: Web: A TOWING SERVICE, TORONTO. A company you can count on!

Pat Rogers Towing

Smartway Trailer Rentals

C.A. Towing R.R. #2, 2485 Campbellville Road, Campbellville, ON L0P 1B0 Tel: 905.854.0169 Toll Free Tel: 800.363.2209 Fax: 905.854.1282 Email:


Carmen Transportation Group 3700 Weston Road, Toronto, ON M9L 2Z4 Tel: 416.667.9700 Fax: 416.667.8272 Email: vince@ Web: www.


Erb Group of Companies 290 Hamilton Road, New Hamburg, ON N3A 1A2 Tel: 519.662.2710 Fax: 519.662.3316 Toll Free Tel: 800.665.2653 Email: Web:


GTA Trailer Rentals Inc.

Active Heavy Towing & Recovery 1764 Victoria Street North, Kitchener, ON N2B 3E5 Tel: 519.742.8080 Toll Free Tel: 800.433.3858 Fax: 519.745.5512 Email: Web: Since 1967 24 Hour Service Kitchener, Cambridge, Guelph

Brian Kurtz Trucking Ltd.

Fort Garry Industries

P O Box 126, J P Towing Service & Storage Ltd Trenton ON K8V 5R2 11 Glen Scarlett Road, Tel: 613.394.4924 Toronto, ON M6N 1P5 Toll Free Tel: 800.551.6151 Tel: 416.203.9300 Fax: 613.394.2428 Toll Free Tel: 866.527.8225 Email: Fax: 416.203.9303 Email: Web: Web: “Meeting Your Service Needs in Eastern Ontario” •••

A Towing Service Ltd. Trison Tarps

Transport Companies



130 Copernicus Blvd., Brantford, ON N3P 1L9 Tel: 519.720.9464 Toll Free Tel: 866.948.2777 Fax: 519.720.9468 Email: Web:

trailer manufacturers [ tankers ]

Gobbo Towing & Recovery Ltd.


Krown Corporate 245 Creditstone Road Concord, ON L4K 1N6 Tel: 905.738.6191 Fax: 905.738.6190 Toll Free Tel: 1.800.267.5744 Email: Web:

towing services


90 North Queen Street, Etobicoke, ON M8Z 2C9 Tel: 416.231.9100 Fax: 416.231.7517 Web: trailer manufacturers

International Truckload Services Inc. 107 Bellevue Drive, Box 1450 Belleville, ON K8N 5J1 Tel: 613.961.5144 Toll Free Tel: 800.267.1888 Fax: 613.961.1255 Toll Free Fax: 888.485.6487 Email: Web:


Yanke Group Of Companies 27 Automatic Road, Brampton, ON L6S 5N8 Tel: 905.791.1369 ext 3747 Toll Free Tel: 800.373.6678 Fax: 905.791.1278 Email: Web: Transportation Training

2891 Sideroad 10, Bradford, ON L3Z 2A4 Tel: 905.775.6700 Toll Free Tel: 888.747.7667 Fax: 905.775.7250 Email: Web:


Centennial College Transit Trailer Ltd.

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

Titan Trailers

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


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

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

Transportation Training

Transportation Training

Transportation Training

Transportation Training

Truck & Trailer Repairs


2130062 Ontario Inc. G9 Truck & Trailer Repair 492 Mountainash Road, Brampton, ON L6R 0K9 Tel: 416.454.5592 Fax: 905.216.1636

Adanac Truck Driver Training 595 Middlefield Road, Unit 10, Scarborough, ON M1V 3S2 Tel: 416.754.2222 Toll Free Tel: 877.317.4222 Contact: Wayne Campbell Email:

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

Crossroads Training Academy

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

Crossroads Training Academy

888 Walbridge Loyalist Road, C.R.S. Bldg, Belleville, ON K8N 4Z5 Tel: 613.389.6000 Toll Free Tel: 888.282.6605 Contact: Robert Barclay

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

Crossroads Training Academy

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

Crossroads Truck Training Academy

10 Maple Street, Smiths Falls, ON K7A 1Z5 Tel: 613.742.7499 Fax: 613.742.7899 Toll Free Tel: 866-529-1113 Email:

Danbro Truck Training

505 Kenora Ave., Bldg. #1, Unit #1, Hamilton, ON L8E 3P2 Contact: Brent Nantais Tel: 905.575.7606 Toll Free Tel: 800.273.5867 Fax: 905.388.6699

Equitrain Systems Ltd.

7384 Beards Lane, P.O. Box 1741, Woodstock, ON N4S 0B1 Tel: 519.537.7722 Toll Free Tel: 866.718.3993 Fax: 519.537.3672 Contact: Melissa Email: Web:

Greater Ottawa Truck Training Northstar Truck Driving School Ontario Truck Training Academy 1540 Matthew Brady Blvd., 5 Caesar Avenue, (Peterborough) Ottawa, ON K2G 0A8 Tel: 613.727.4688 Fax: 613.727.5997 Contact: Shahram Dowlatshahi Email: gott@ Web: www.

Jay’s Professional Truck Training Centre

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

Kim Richardson Transportation Specialists Inc. 23 Industrial Drive, Caledonia, Ontario N3W 1H8 Tel: 905.765.3445 Toll Free Tel: 800.771.8171 Fax: 905.765.1444 Contact: Roxanne Wilkieson Email: Website: Heavy equipment & forklift also available.

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

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

Windsor ON N8S 3K6 365 Lansdowne Street East, Unit 3, Contact: Robert Labute Peterborough, ON K9L 2A3 Tel: 519.967.0444 Tel: 705.743.1888 Fax: 519.967.0445 Toll Free Tel: 800.939.1463 Email: Fax: 705.743.1875 Email: Ontario Truck Driving School Website:


1005 Richmond Street, Chatham, ON N7M 5J5 Contact: Bill Kent Tel: 519.355.0077 Toll Free Tel: 800.263.4777 Toll Free Fax: 866.800.6837 Email: Web:

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

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

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

Ontario Truck Driving School (Windsor)

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

1333 College Avenue, Windsor, ON N9B 1M8 Contact: Bill Kent Tel: 519.258.0333 Toll Free Tel: 866.410.0333 Fax: 519.258.9056 Email: Web: Forklift & Heavy Equipment Training Available

Northern Academy of Transportation Training

Ontario Truck Training Academy (Oshawa)

Modern Training Ontario

25 Vagnini Court, Lively, ON P3Y 1K8 Contact: Kevin Pattison Tel: 705.692.9222 Toll Free Tel: 800.719.9334 Fax: 705.692.9256 Email: Web:

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

••• New Tech Mobile Services Inc. 6749 Second Line, R.R. #4, Tottenham, ON L0G 1W0 Tel: 705.333.2411 Fax: 905.936.2411 “Your one stop mobile shop”

Robar Training Specialists


701 Powerline Road, Brantford, ON N3R 7X3 Contact: Don Ross Tel: 519.770.3576 Toll Free Tel: 866.231.5885 Fax: 519.770 4559 Email: Website:

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

Shaun-David Truck Training School 111 Sherwood Drive, Unit 14, Brantford, ON N3S 6J9 Contact: David Nicholas Tel: 519.720.9349 Toll Free Tel: 866.550.5589 Fax: 519.720.9351 Email: Web:

Tri-County Truck Driver Training 480 Waydom Drive Ayr, ON N0B 1E0 Contact: Richard Wynia Tel: 519.653.1700 Toll Free Tel: 800.265.0400 Fax: 519.653.2442 Email: Web:

Truck Training Schools Association of Ontario 27 William Street St. Catharines, ON L2R 5H9 Toll Free: 866.475.9436 Fax: 905.704.1329 Web:

Valley Driver Training 99 Cote Blvd. Hammer, ON P3P 1L9 Contact: Jamie Fitchett Tel: 705.897.8849 Fax: 705.524.7067



Quality Custom

truck parts & supplies

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

Acadian Driveaway 8131 Yonge Street, Ste 207, Thornhill, ON L3T 2C6 Tel: 905.709.8131 Toll Free Tel: 800.668.1879 Fax: 905.709.2527 Email: Web: truck equipment



Fort Garry Industries 1440 Highland Avenue Brandon MB R7C 1A7 Tel: 204.571.5980 Toll Free: 866.883.6120 Fax: 204.571.5982 Email: Web:


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

Fort Garry Industries Email: Web: Sales and NSM certified installations of snow plows, sanders, mixers, dump bodies and more. truck lighting & accessories


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


Fort Garry Industries Aldo’s Driveline

Email: Web: Brake specialists, installations, safeties and a whole lot more.

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


Truck & Trailer Repairs

Fort Garry Industries

Grote Industries Co.

3131Pepper Mill Court, Mississauga, ON L5L 4X6 Tel: 905.820.6150 Toll Free Tel: 800.363.1588 Fax: 905.820.6142 Email: or Web:

Safety Truck Training School Ltd. 4 Wilkinson Road, 2nd Floor Brampton, ON L6T 4M3 Contact: Yogan Sockalingam Tel: 905.793.9546 Fax: 905.793.6426 Email: Web:

truck lighting & accessories

475 Admiral Blvd., Unit #1, Mississauga, ON L5T 2N1 Tel: 905.670.9105 Fax: 905.670.0618 Toll Free Tel: 800.899.0427 Email:

3455 Miners Avenue P.O. Box 1848 Saskatoon, SK S7K 7K9 Tel: 306.242.3465 Toll Free: 800.772.4599 Fax: 306.933.4850 Web: September 2010    27

truck parts & supplies



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


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

grande prairie

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


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

red deer

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

truck parts & supplies

truck sales, leasing, parts & service

Truck tire sales & service

Truck tire sales & service

truck transmissions, differentials & pto’s

Gerry’s Truck Centre Alberta ontario


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

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


Irvine Truck Centre

915 Walsh Street West Thunder Bay, ON P7E 4X5 Tel: 807.577.5724 Toll Free: 800.465.5044 Fax: 807.475.9033 Email: Web:

7537 Woodbine Avenue Markham, ON L3R 2W1 Tel: 905.513.1500 Toll Free Tel: 877.468.7897 Fax: 905.752.0967 Email: Web:



Levy Steering Centre Ltd.


New Millenium Tire 925-26 Street, NE Calgary, AB T3N 1A2 Tel: 403-235-3411


New Millenium Edmonton Tire & Lube’

thunder bay

Fort Garry Industries


3731 69 Avenue NW Edmonton, AB T6B 3G4 Tel: 780-485-0026 British Columbia


Domar Transmission Ltd. Ontario Regional Office

130 Skyway Avenue,

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

Toronto, ON M9W 4Y9 Tel: 416.675.2268 Toll Free Tel: 800.387.4883 Email: When it comes to transmissions… think DOMAR


truck transmissions, differentials & pto’s

Mascot Truck Parts

New Millenium Tire

475 Admiral Blvd., Unit #1 Mississauga, ON L5T 2N1


12085-103/A Ave Surrey, BC V3V 3G7 Tel: 604-588-6110

Diesel Truck Parts Inc.

Alberta Ontario

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

Morgan’s Diesel Truck Parts & Service Inc.



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


New Millenium Tire Head Office 25 Clark Blvd., (at Hwy 410) Brampton, ON L6W 1X4 Tel: 905.452.0111 Toll Free 888.890.1888 Fax 905.452.9595

Tel: 905.670.9100 Fax: 905.670.0618

C&R Transmission Service Ltd.

Toll Free Tel: 800.668.5560

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

Truck Wire, Cable & Electrical Accessories




New Millenium Tire of Windsor Shield Truck Accessories P.O. Box 281, Surgenor Truck Centre 261 Binnington Court, Aylmer, ON N5H 2R9 Kingston, ON K7M 9H2 Tel: 519.765.2828 Tel: 613.548.1100 Toll Free Tel: 866.617.0201 Toll Free Tel: 877.548.1101 Fax: 519.765.2821 Fax: 613.548.4990 Web:

11305 County Rd 42 Tecumseh, ON N8N 2M1 Tel: 519-735-0006 Québec


New Millenium Tire 2550 Chemin Petite Rivière Vaudreuil, QC J7V 8P2 Tel: 450.455.2307

3131 Pepper Mill Court, Mississauga, ON L5L 4X6

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

Tel: 905.820.6150 Toll Free Tel: 800.363.1588 Fax: 905.820.6142 Email: or Web:


Goodson Named Director of Product Management


r a n d v i e w, M O, Peterson Manufacturing Company has announced the promotion of Kristen Goodson from Product Manager to Director of Product Management. A Peterson associate for the past 15 years, Goodson brings a wealth of product knowledge, experience, and management skills to the new position. Goodson joined Peterson as a customer service representative immediately 28    September 2010

following her 1995 graduation from the University of Kansas with a degree in business administration. She has since worked in or with every department within the company, steadily advancing through a series of sales and management roles. “My new position is actually an expansion of my previous duties as Product Manager,” Goodson stated. “I report to Steve Meagher, Vice President of Sales, and will be working

closely with our design engineering and sales departments to prioritize and develop new products for all the markets Peterson serves. A major part of my position will be filtering information from those markets to support our engineers in designing the right products, and also coordinating the planning of inventory levels with our production control staff.” G o o d s o n ’s p r o d u c t knowledge and manage-

ment talents are wellknown at Peterson. “Kristen has been a great asset to our company,” said Mark Assenmacher, Peterson’s Director of Marketing. A Kansas City native, Goodson resides in Raymore, Missouri with her husband, Clint, and their four children. Peterson Manufacturing Company is a world-leading innovator in the production of a complete line of vehicle safety lighting, mirrors, reflectors, anten-

nas and related products. As an ISO 9001:2008 certified company, Peterson Manufacturing is a key subsidiary of Peterson Corporation, 12 highly specialized companies and over 3,000 people working in global transportationrelated industries. For more information, contact Mark Assenmacher, Dir. of Marketing, Peterson Mfg. Co., 4200 East 135th Street, Grandview, MO 64030, Phone: 816.765.2000, FAX:

816.761.6693 or E-mail: massenmacher@pmlights. com.


Section Française

Theme du Mois: La Décoration sur Demande

Un Secteur du Marché qui Commence à Prendre de l’Importance en Dépit des Hauts et des Bas Actuels

Par Marek Krasuski Traduit Par Kay Redhead


n sait qu’en haut de la gamme, des changements de « look  » complets des camions classe 8 coûtent plus de $100,000 et certains camions ont tout, d’un embellissement de systéme d’échappement à un couvre-réservoir en acier inoxydable. Ces coûts semblent peut-être excessifs, mais ce n’est pas vraiment surprenant quand on considère le temps, l’expertise et la créativité employés à transformer un camion ordinaire en une oeuvre d’art spectaculaire. Les expositions de camions des spécialistes majeurs en décoration sont ceux qui jouent le rôle de porte-drapeau de ce qui est le plus branché dans l’industrie. Pendant les années récentes, les efforts se sont concentrés à créer la réconstruction d’une autre époque. «  La plus grande tendance que j’ai vue pendant les deux dernières années a été la peinture. » dit Hans Giesbrecht, propriétaire de Shield Truck Accessories basé à Aylmer, Ontario. Giesbrecht regarde d’un oeil astucieux et observateur; il y est obligé, son gagne-pain en dépend. Presque tous les produits de Shield Truck Accessories sont produits sur demande depuis les visières aux boites de batteries et aux couvreréservoirs, pour ne pas oublier toute une gamme d’accessoires assortis. Les coûts de la production sur demande, en général, sont beaucoup moindres que les sommes de $100,000 souvent mentionnés, les prix peuvent facilement

atteindre des dizaines de milliers de dollars. « Nous avons récemment décoré un camion qui a coûté plus de $30,000 » Giesbrecht a noté, en parlant des produits en acier inoxydables montés sur le camion. On juge les produits de la compagnie supérieurs de ce qu’on peut trouver dans les magasins de chrome. Toutes les pièces de Shield sont fabriquées d’acier lourd 304 #8, connu pour sa résistance et sa finition miroitée éblouissante. Les visières Shields sont très côtées chez les conducteurs. «Nos visiéres sont très en demande,  » a-t-il continué, «  spécialement parmi les propriétaires dont le camion porte une visière manufacturée qui n’a aucune distinction et sert simplement comme un accent. Les conducteurs les plus avertis ont tendance à remplacer les pièces manufacturés à l’usine par des visières de qualité qui éliminent l’éblouissement et minimisent la réflexion, tout en servant, en mème temps, comme pivot pour distinguer l’identité du camion. « Les visières personnalisées peuvent changer l’aspect du camion. Nos clients exigent souvent des formes et des tailles d’illumination spécifiques, et embelliront la visière de beaucoup de lumiére afin de se distinguer. » Après la demande des visières il y a la demande des couvre-réservoirs. Les réservoirs conventionnels en aluminium ont tendance à souffrir une décoloration, l’effet du sel de route, et d’autres menaces écologiques. Les couvre-reservoirs en acier inoxydable, par contre, résistent a cette dégradation et n’ont besoin que d’un coup de chiffon pour préserver la belle finition qui dure des années. Giesbrecht admet que pendant une période de

récession, comme celle que les experts nous disent que nous vivons actuellement, l’industrie d’accessoires est la première à souffrir. Il a vu ses concurrents fermer leurs portes et, si les tendances récentes en chomage comptent pour quelque chose, la pénurie de conducteurs qu’on prédit pour les prochains deux ans risquent de compromettre encore des investissements dans le marché de décoration sur demande. Aux États-Unis, on prédit un manque de 200,000 conducteurs avant la fin de 2010. Suivi d’un manque pareil en 2011 selon le rapport de logistiques publié par le conseil des professionnels de gestion de chaîne d’approvisionnements. Les retraites, des réglements de sécurité plus strictes qui vont éliminer le risque des conducteurs incompétents et le besoin de remplacer les conducteurs licenciés penadant la récession, tout ceci explique la penurie actuelle. Un autre facteur principal est le torrent de défis associés avec la profession, le salaire moyen d’un conducteur américain en 2009 était $37,730. Ce salaire avec la demande d’ une carrière qui comporte une bonne qualité de vie qui permet aux travailleurs de rentrer chez eux à la fin de la journée souligne les revendications du rapport qu’il y aura un manque d’un million de conducteurs de camion pendant les prochaines 15 années. On aura besoin d’un million de conducteurs supplémentaires pour remplacer les retraités et de faire face à la croissance normale de l’industrie. Entretemps, Giesbrecht espère pouvoir continuer de resister aux pressions du marché, grâce en partie à sa réputation solide et à un désir inlassable de la part de beaucoup de gens qui voient le besoin

de commander la décoration sur demande comme une activité commerciale importante. En effet, la décoration sur demande aide à créer l’identité d’une entreprise. « Une compagnie a besoin de se créer une identité unique. Les compagnies veulent se faire remarquer et attirer l’attention sur la route. Ceci attire la conversation qui aussi aide à créer l’identité. Beaucoup de conducteurs cherchent à se faire reconnaitre par leur camion plutôt que par leur identité personnelle. » Giesbrecht insiste que la décoration sur demande est gouvernée aussi par les changements de conception par les compagnies de transport. Les boites de batteries, par exemple conçues pour un certain modèle de camion un an ne sont plus adaptées un an plus tard à cause du changement de configuration de la cabine. D’autres sont d’accord avec l’évaluation de la situation donnée par Giesbrecht.  «  Les gens cherchent à être identifiées par leur propre marque. Ils veulent qu’on regarde leur camion et remarque les lumières et les décalcomanies et la peinture. Toutes ces choses créent une impression et établissent une position commerciale.  » explique Mark Paul, directeur du développement de marketing chez Grote Industries, Canadian Operations basé à Markham, Ontario. La compagnie Grote Industries fournit des systèmes de lumières électriques et d’exploitation pour une gamme de remorques de toutes les tailles et applications. Paul, comme Giesbrecht est d’accord que c’est plutôt les propriétairesopérateurs qui choisissent la décoration sur demande pour leurs camions. Les flottes plus grandes qui ont des douzaines ou mêmes des centaines de

véhicules préfèrent une approche plus économique par laquelle tous leurs véhicules portent la même marque avec peu de traits individuels. Pourtant les systèmes uniques de lumières Grote attirent aussi d’autres sections de l’industrie. Les départements des pompiers et de la police, des services d’urgence et les municipalités utilisent la décoration individuelle pour leurs véhicules pour ajouter des configurations de lumières et d’autres traits individuels pour établir une marque individuelle reconnaissable. La réputation de Grote Industries pour la configuration d’éclairage est accompagnée par sa réputation des avancements en la technologie de lumière blanche. La compagnie est connue pour ses Worklamps LED. Les DELs qui offrent un ampèrage qui consomme moins de puissance de batterie que l’éclairage conventionnel incandescent sont caractèrisés par une illumination plus intense et une distribution de lumière plus égalisée à travers le spectre de visibilité. Le DEL n’a pas de filament, ce qui produit une résistance aux dommages éventuellement occasionnés par la vibration. Ces unités résistentes ont fait preuve d’une utilité considérable en combattant les rigueurs des ambiances rudes. Une moindre consommation de puissance, une lumière plus blanche et plus propre, et un éclairage plus utile à l’intérieur de la remorque tout ceci a contribué à la popularité du Worklamp LED pour l’usage à l’intérieur de la remorque, aussi bien que dans les véhicules d’urgence et les machines d’agriculture, de mines et de construction. Les produits de technologie de lumière blanche sont disponibles dans une grande variété de tailles

et de configurations DEL pour toute une gamme d’applications. Les produits sur demande augmentent la valeur de l’image, mais offrent aussi un niveau de confort amélioré. En même temps, les sytémes de climatisation subissent des modifications, qui conforment aux améliorations de conception du camion en ce qui concerne le confort du conducteurs, présentant de nouvelles installations discrètes. La compagnie Cool Moves, basée à Concord, Ontario offre maintenant le Ren Cool Combination Kit, une unité de climatisation comportant des composants qui se configurent de façons différentes suivant les spécifications du véhicule et les constrictions de l’épace disponible. Le président de la compagnie, Gary Moore explique que Cool Moves offre la plus grande gamme d’options de montage en Amérique du Nord. Les unités individuelles peuvent se monter sur l’arrière de la cabine, sur le toit ou en utilisant un systéme qui s’appelle « split système  » qui place les composants oû il y a de la place. Cool Moves importe beaucoup de ses produits qui peuvent s’installer de plusieurs façons selon les besoins du client. La compagnie profite de sa longue éxpérience pour faire des installations dans les espaces limitées. Elle offre des installations de chauffage et de climatisation militaire montées dans des chars d’assaut et d’autres véhicules militaires oû il y a souvent une pénurie d’espace. Bien que ce ne soit pas une nécessité pour les camions et les remorque Classe 8, les observateurs du marché prédisent que le marché continuera à son essor, aiguillonné par le besoin d’un certain nécessité d’une reconnaissance de marque.


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Welcome to our NEW, complimentary Truck Stop Directory. We want to help truckers and travellers find the nearest truck stop on route to their destination. For details on how you can list your truck stop, call Barb Woodward at 877-225-2232 or email Barb at Manitoba




Petro Canada-Petro Pass Highway #7 & #68, Arborg, MB Tel: 204.376.5593 Fax: 204.376.5587 Open 24-7, drivers’ lounge & game room, convenience store & parking


Petro Canada-Petro Pass 400 Park Avenue, Beausejour, MB Tel: 204.268.2223 Fax: 204.268.4749 Open 24-7, convenience store & parking

Husky Bulk Sales 210 North McDonald Street, Regina, SK S4Z 1A5 Tel: 306.721.6880 1755 Prince of Wales Drive Regina, SK S4Z 1A5 Tel: 306.789.3477


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

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


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


swift current

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

Petro Canada-Petro Pass


Highway #11 & #304 Pine Falls, MB Tel: 204.367.8800 Fax: 204.367.4037 Open 24-7, Parking

Cougar Fuels Ltd.


Petro Canada-Petro Pass Highway #7 & 5th Street, Teulon, MB Tel: 204.886.2732 Fax: 204.886.3612 Open 24-7, convenience store & parking


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

Petro Canada-Petro Pass

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


5602-54th Avenue

Bonnyville, AB Tel: 780.826.3043 Fax: 780.826.6353 Email: brentm@cougarfuelsltd. ca Convenience store, cardlock and showers.


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

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



RoadKing Travel Centre Strathcona Inc.

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

26 Strathmoor Drive Sherwood Park, AB T8H 2B6 Tel 780-417-9400 Fax 780-417-9449

Estevan Husky Travel Centre

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British Columbia

British Columbia

Western Ontario


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Hancock Petroleum

Skyline Truck Stop

5904-44th Street, Lloydminster, AB T9V 1V6 Tel: 888.875.2495 Fax: 780.875.2095 Convenience Store, Showers & Laundry Facilities

5507 Trans Canada Hwy, Craigellachie, BC Tel: 250.836.4949 Fax: 250.836.4950 Email: Open 24-7, full service islands, driver’s lounge & game room, restaurant, convenience store, laundry facilities, ATM, showers & parking

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

1637 Pettit Road (Exit 5 off QEW) Fort Erie, ON L2A 5M4 Tel: 905.994.8293 Open 24 hrs, Restaurant, Toilet, Showers, Overnight Parking & Truckers’ Lounge


Western Ontario


Regina Husky Travel Centre

Petro Canada-Petro Pass brandon


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


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

Petro Canada Card Lock AgCom Petroleum Fuel Sales 1802-10 Avenue, S.W. Medicine Hat, AB Tel: 403.527.6411 Fax: 403.529.1660 Showers. British Columbia


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


Petro Canada Southcoast Petroleum Ltd. 10178 Nordel Court, Delta, BC Tel: 604.581.3835 Fax: 604.581.3850 Canopy, fax, photocopier, nearby Gov’t Scale, Restaurants & ATM


Jepson Petroleum Ltd.

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

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

45461 Yale Road West Chilliwack, BC Tel: 604.795.9421 Fax: 604.792.8931 Email: chilliwack@southcoastpetro. ca Commercial Cardlock Open 24 hrs, 7 days, Convenience Store open Monday to Friday, 8am-5pm (washrooms).



Chilliwack Husky Travel Centre

Chilliwack Petro-Pass

Husky Travel Centre


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


Fifth Wheel Truck Stop

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

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


Fifth Wheel Truck Stop

3305 Dorchester Road, Petro-Pass Kitchener (Exit 199, Hwy 401, East of London) 120 Conestoga College Blvd., Dorchester, ON N0L 1G0 Kitchener, ON N2P 2N6 Tel: 519.268.7319 Tel: 519.748.5550 Fax: 519.268.2967 Dogwood Valley Fax: 519.748.9656 Open 24 hrs, diesel fuel, convenience Husky Travel Centre store, CAT scale, blue beacon truck Drivers’ lounge & game room, 27052 Baker Road, wash, drug testing centre, gasoline convenience store, laundry facilities, Hope, BC V0X 1L3 (self serve), ATM, take-out food, showers & CAT scale. open roads chapel, Sunoco & Irving Tel: 604.869.9443 london Cardlock, full service fuel islands, restaurant, private showers, laundry Flood Hope Husky Travel Centre facilities, drivers’ lounge, 150+ 61850 Flood-Hope Road parking capacity, motel (smoking Flying M Truck Stop Cool Creek Agencies R.R. #2, Hope, BC V0X 1L2 & non-smoking), arcade room, 7340 Colonel Talbot Road, 7985 Lickman Road, convenience store. Tel: 604.869.9214 London, ON Chilliwack, BC V2R 3Z9 drumbo Tel: 519.652.2728 Tel: 604.795.5335 Fax: 519.652.6554 Trucker’s Haven OSOYOOS Fax: 604.794.5080 Hwy 401, Exit 250, Email: H usky T ravel C entre 806607 Oxford Road, Open 24 hrs, 6 days, full service 9206-97th Street, Full service islands, driver’s lounge Drumbo, ON N0J 1G0 islands, drivers’ lounge, restaurant, # R.R. 2, Osoyoos, BC V0H 1V2 & game room, convenience store, Tel: 519.463.5088 convenience store, ATM, internet Tel: 250.495.6443 showers, laundry facilities, parking & Fax: 519.463.5628 services, showers, garage on premises & parking Email: CAT scale

Western Ontario

Western Ontario


Eastern Ontario

Eastern Ontario

Northern Ontario

New Brunswick


vankleek hill




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


Fifth Wheel Truck Stop

Windsor Husky Travel Centre

Quick Stop


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

Tecumseh, ON (off Hwy 401 at Exit 14) Tel: 519.737.6401



535 Mill Street, 40 Chisolm Dr. (Hwy 401 Exit 320) (Hwy 401 Exit 230 on TA site) Milton, ON L9T 3G9 Woodstock, ON N4S 7V6 Tel: 519.421.3144 Tel: 905.878.8441 Esso-Dunvegan Open 24 hrs, restaurant, convenience Fax: 905.878.9376 1515 County Road #20, Open 24 hrs, diesel fuel, convenience store, toilet, showers, truckers’ lounge & overnight parking store, CAT scale, Blue Beacon truck (Hwy 417 Exit 51) wash, ATM, lube shop, Sunoco & Eastern Ontario Dunvegan, ON Irving Cardlock, full service fuel Tel: 613.527.1026 or islands, restaurant, showers, laundry arnprior 613.627.2100 facilities, drivers’ lounge & arcade Fax: 613.527.2726 room, 100+ parkin, chapel, motel Open 24-7, full service islands, (smoking & non- smoking), & lottery Antrim Truck Stop restaurant (Tim Horton’s), convenience tickets. 580 White Lake Road, store, showers, parking & ATM. Arnprior, ON K7S 3G9 pickering Tel: 613.623.3003 Fax: 613.623.1003 Toll Free: 866.334.4775 Open 24-7, full service islands, Husky Travel Centre restaurant, convenience store, JOYCEVILLE 200 Clements Road, Pickering, ON showers, overnight parking, truckers’ Kingston Husky Truck Stop lounge, CAT scale, garage service Tel: 905.428.9700 Joyceville Road, facilities, tire service, western star (Hwy 401 Exit 632) truck dealer. port Hope Joyceville, ON bELLEVILLE Tel: 613.542.3468 ULTRAMAR 25 Bellevue Drive, (Hwy 401 Exit 538, rear of Ultramar Service Station) Ultramar Belleville, ON K8N 4Z5 2211 County Road 28, Tel: 613.771.1755 (Hwy 401 Exit 464) Open 24 hrs, lunch counter, KINGSTON convenience store, toilets, showers, Port Hope, ON L1A 3W4 E sso -Kingston short-time parking & truckers’ lounge Tel: 905.885.4600 Hwy 401 Exit 611, Kingston, ON cARDINAL Open 24 hrs, lunch counter, Tel: 613.384.8888 convenience store,toilet, showers, Fax: 613.634.3162 truckers’ lounge & short-time parking 2085 Shanly Road, Open 24-7 stoney creek Exit 730 off Hwy 401 OTTAWA Stop 50 Truck Stop Cardinal, ON K0C 1E0 1310 South Service Road, Tel: 613.657.3019 (Exit QEW at Fifty Road) Open 24 hrs, restaurant, convenience store, toilet, showers, Stoney Creek, ON L8E 5C5 overnight parking & truckers’ lounge Tel: 905.643.1151 Fax: 905.643.8068 Open 24-7, full service islands, restaurant, convenience store, laundry facilities, ATM, showers & parking



Fifth Wheel Truck Stop

Pilot Travel Centre 19325 County Road 42, Exit 56 off Hwy 401 Tilbury, Ontario Tel: 519.682.1140 Fax: 519.682.9221 Email:TravelCenter.461@ Open 24-7, six pilot diesel lanes, six gasoline lanes & six ESSO Cardlock lanes, subway restaurant, large convenience store, drivers’ lounge & game room, CAT scale, coin laundry, ATM, six showers & 70+ parking available.


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

1901 McConnell Avenue, (Exit 792 off Hwy 401) Cornwall, ON K6H 5R6 Tel: 613.933.8363 Fax: 613.932.3952 Open 24 hrs, diesel fuel, full-service & short- ime parking fuel islands, convenience store at sPENCERVILLE fuel bar, take-out food, CAT scale, Blue Beacon Truck Wash, propane, Angelo’s Truck Stop Sunoco Cardlock, restaurant, 200+ 2025 County Road 44, truck parking capacity, private Spencerville, ON K0E 1X0 showers, laundry facilities, drivers’ lounge & arcade room, Bell Canada Tel: 613.925.5158 Internet Kiosk, barber shop, ATM, Fax: 613.925.5158 drug testing centre, chapel, motel (smoking & non-smoking), tire shop, Open 7 days, game room, restaurant, convenience store, showers, parking lube shop, mechanic shop, Irving & CAT scale. Cardlock.

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


Esso Truck Stop 2154 Riverside Drive, Timmins, ON Tel: 705.268.3400 Fax: 705.267.7231 Open 24-7, restaurant, convenience store, ATM & showers.


Waubashene Truck Stop 21 Quarry Road, Box 419, Waubashene, ON L0K 2L0 Tel: 705.538.2400 Fax: 705.538.0452 Email: Québec

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

hWY 144 @ 560a

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

new liskeard

Gilli’s Truck Stop Hwy #11 North, New Liskeard, ON Tel: 705.647.1919 Fax: 705.647.5610 Full service islands, restaurant, convenience store, showers & parking.


Irving 24

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. New Brunswick


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

four falls

Springwater Truck Stop

New Liskeard Husky Travel Centre Hwy 11 North, New Liskeard, ON Tel: 705.647.6300

2539 Route 130, Four Falls, NB E3Z 2H3 Tel: 506.273.3682 Open 12 hrs, 6 days, full service islands, restaurant, convenience store, laundry facilities, ATM, showers & parking.

north bay

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


grand falls

Petro Pass

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


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

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


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


Lincoln Big Stop (Irving) 415 Nevers Rd., Waasis, NB E3B 9E1 Tel: 506.446.4444 Fax: 506.446.4440 Open 24-7, full service & self service islands, drivers’ lounge & game room, restaurant, convenience store, showers, laundry facilities, parking


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


Enfield Big Stop (Circle K) 6757 Hwy #2, Enfield, NS S2T 1C8 Tel: 902.882.2522 Fax: 902.883.1769 Open 24-7, full-service islands, drivers’ lounge, restaurant (6 am11pm), convenience store, showers & parking.

truro heights

Truro Heights Circle K 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’s & restrooms

86 Connector Rd., Hwy 102 Exit 13, Truro Heights, NS B2N 5B6 Tel: 902.897.0333 Fax: 902.897.0499 Open 24-7, self service islands, drivers’ lounge, restaurant, convenience store, showers & parking. September 2010    31

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A A & A Truck Exhaust . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13  Ontario Trucking News ACC International . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10  Ontario Trucking News Aerarium Development Corporation. . . . . . . . . . . 9 Allen Insurance Brokers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1  Ontario Trucking News Alrange Containers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

B Boomerang Tracking. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,7 Brighton Speedway. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33

C C.U.T.C.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6  Ontario Trucking News Castrol/Wakefield. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11,34 Ontario Trucking News Convoy for a Cure. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36,37

D Drive Logistics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35

E Emergency Road Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1, 4, 40

F Fleet Safety Council . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38  Ontario Trucking News

G Groeneveld/CPL Systems. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Ontario Trucking News

H Hallmark Insurance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12  Ontario Trucking News Harper Truck Centres . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 HWT Transport. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Western Trucking News

I International Truckload Services. . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Ontario Trucking News

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



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Air Conditioning Products Wilson Instruments. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15  Ontario Trucking News Automated Lubrication Systems Groeneveld/CPL Systems. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Ontario Trucking News Charitable Organizations Convoy for a Cure. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36,37 Container Sales Alrange Containers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Diesel Performance Products Performance Products (Bully Dog). . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Emergency Road Services Emergency Road Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1, 4, 40 Employment Opportunities Drive Logistics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Fleet Safety Council . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38  HWT Transport. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36  International Truck Load Services. . . . . . . . . . . . 35  Your Advantage Staffing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40

Ontario Trucking News Western Trucking News Ontario Trucking News Ontario Trucking News

Factoring & Finance J.D. Factors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Liquid Capital Midwest Corp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,10 Ontario Trucking News Fuel Security Products The Fuel Lock. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Heating Sales & Service Wilson Instruments. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15  Ontario Trucking News Insurance Allen Insurance Brokers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1  Ontario Trucking News Hallmark Insurance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12  Ontario Trucking News Lite Testing Products Lite-Check. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Ontario Trucking News Lubricants Castrol/Wakefield. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15,42 Ontario Trucking News Lucas Oil Products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Permits & Waivers C.U.T.C.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6  Ontario Trucking News

L Levy Steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Liquid Capital Midwest Corp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,10 Ontario Trucking News Lite-Check. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Ontario Trucking News Lucas Oil Products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2


Steering & Clutch Products Levy Steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Tarps Sales & Service Trison Tarps Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,14 Tools Tiger Tools. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39

N New Millenium Truck Centre. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19,20 Ontario Trucking News

O Ontario Trucking News-Truxpo. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33

P Performance Diesel (Bully Dog) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

R Road Today-Truxpo. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33

S Stateside Transportation Consultants Inc.. . . . . . 34

T TAABS Wheel Balancers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Western Trucking News The Fuel Lock. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Tiger Tool Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Ontario Trucking News Traction Truck Parts & TruckPro . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1  Ontario & Western Trucking News Trison Tarps Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,14

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

W Wilson Instruments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Ontario Trucking News Windshield Cam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Wolf Trailer Company Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Western Trucking News

Y Your Advantage Staffing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Ontario Trucking News

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Tracking Software Boomerang Tracking. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,7 Trailer Parts & Accessories Wolf Trailer Company Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Western Trucking News Transportation Consultants Stateside Transportation Consultants Inc.. . . . . . 34 Transportation Companies HWT Transport. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Western Trucking News Truck Exhaust A & A Truck Exhaust . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13  Ontario Trucking News Truck Parts & Accessories Traction Truck Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1  Ontario Trucking & Western Trucking News Truck Tires New Millenium Truck Centres. . . . . . . . . . . . . 19,20 Truck Sales Harper Truck Centres Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Truck Repairs TruckPro. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1  Ontario Trucking & Western Trucking News Truck Washing Equipment ACC International . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10  Ontario Trucking News Video Recording Equipment Windshield Cam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Weigh Scales (On Board) Vulcan On-Board Scales. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1  Western & Eastern Trucking News Wheel Balancing Products TAABS Wheel Balancers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Western Trucking News

Truckers’ Voice

It’s Time to Challenge By Peter Turner


his is our 10th year in business and I am happy to say, business is booming! These last few months have been particularly busy and because of our commitment to our clients, we have had to prioritize our schedule and adjust our time table accordingly. While our articles are a very important part of our commitment to truckers, those of our clients who depend heavily on our support and advice for their livelihoods often need our specific attention on an urgent basis. Unfortunately, this has caused a

slight interruption to our regular column in Ontario Trucking News and we apologize for this. Your positive feedback tells us that we must resume our articles and we assure you that we will do everything in our power to keep them coming on a regular basis. Thank you for your loyalty and understanding. This month we are focussing on the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario (MTO) and some recent court decisions resulting from their actions. When an MTO officer asked Mr. Lee Ingratta for his permission for MTO to plug into his truck computer, Mr. Lee

asked the agent to sign an agreement which would accept responsibility for any potential damages that might incur as a result of their actions. Instead of complying with Mr. Ingratta’s request, MTO fined him $390 for refusing to comply with their request. Fortunately, on June 4, 2010, the judge ruled in Mr. Ingratta’s favour and dismissed the charge. MTO is appealing the decision. The Truckers’ Voice is proud to report that it was one of the initial parties to first provide its members with an agreement such as the one MTO refused to sign.

Another court decision found that MTO illegally used the meaning of “critical defect” found under section 84(1.1) and section 82.1 of the Highway Transport Act. The Court of Appeal For Ontario upheld the ruling that “critical defect” under 84(1.1) is something more than under section 82.1 without additional evidence. In short the MTO tried to mix two sections of the law, (www.canlii. org/en/on/onca/doc/20 09/2009onca523/2009onc a523.html), which we have posted on our web site. These are just two examples of ordinary truck-

ers and companies who decided to challenge MTO and won. Over time, we have stopped questioning MTO because we assumed that they were right. We believed that things could not be changed or that we could not successfully fight governmental opposition. The Truckers’ Voice has always encouraged its members to question and/ or challenge “the powers that be” if and when they feel that they are being treated unfairly. Each MTO office and/or officer will interpret and enforce rules and regulations differently. Even their policies and procedures are not

interpreted the same way everywhere. However, we are expected to follow all the rules, regulations and their interpretations without challenging them! We do need MTO to keep us honest, but not to abuse, intimidate and treat us like we are criminals. MTO courts need to require real evidence from both parties and not just accept hearsay. Here’s to another 10 years of trying to support, challenge, protect and educate the commercial drivers. Safe ride and good trip. You can visit Peter Turner at www.thetruckersvoice. ca.


Legal Matters

Cargo Securement & Sealed Loads

By Mark Reynolds


s we all know drivers of commercial vehicles are required to inspect the security of the load they are transporting and ensure

that the load is secured in accordance with the National Standard 10 for Cargo Securement. This standard has been in place for some time and a driver being responsible for load security is nothing new. Under Part1 of this standard, the driver must make all necessary adjustments to the cargo securement systems and make necessary adjustments before driving the vehicle, and not more that 80 kilometres from where the cargo was loaded. The driver must also re-inspect the load and

securement systems, and make any necessary adjustments, or add more securing devices if necessary. This must be done when the driver’s duty status changes, the vehicle has been driven for 3 hours, or the vehicle has been driven for 240 kilometres. There are exemptions to these rules and it is important that drivers are aware of these exemptions. I have

had clients in the past that have been charged with loads not being properly secured, when in fact they were exempt from the requirements. A driver is not required to inspect the security of the load when the load is sealed and the driver has been ordered not to open it, and the driver is not required to inspect the security of a load where the

vehicle is loaded in such a manner that makes the cargo, or portions of the cargo inaccessible. It is important to know all of the requirements placed on a driver in regard to the securement of a load, especially when the driver is charged with a load security violation. In the event that a driver is charged with a load security violation and meets the

exemptions stated earlier, it is the responsibility of the driver or the driver’s representative to prove this in court. Mark Reynolds is a licenced paralegal, a former truck driver, MTO Enforcement Officer, Provincial Trainer and Enforcement Coordinator and can be reached at 416.221.6888 or MarkReynolds@OTTLegal. com.


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Cross Border Services

The Importance of Load Security

By Dawn Truell


ere are your basic guidelines for Load Security as stipulated by Canada Border Services Agency, Partners In Protection, CSA, U.S. Customs & Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security and C-TPAT. For all trailers in the highway carrier’s custody, trailer integrity must be maintained at all times, to protect against the introduction of unauthorized material and/or persons. It is recognized that even though a carrier may not exercise control over the loading of trailers and the contents of the cargo, highway carriers must be

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vigilant to help ensure that the merchandise is legitimate and that there is no loading of contraband at the loading dock/manufacturing facility. Carriers must ensure that while in transit to the border, no loading of contraband has occurred, even in regards to unforeseen vehicle stops. Trailers must be stored in a secure area to prevent unauthorized access and/ or manipulation. Procedures must be in place for reporting and neutralizing unauthorized entry into trailers, tractors or storage areas. Carriers must notify Canada Border Services and U.S. Customs & Border Protection of any structural changes, such as a hidden compartment discovered in trailers and tractors that cross all border points. Notifications can be telephonically made to CBP’s Anti-Terrorism Contraband Enforcement Team

(A-TCET) at the port, or by calling your company’s dispatch team and have them notify CBSA. Using a 17 point checklist, drivers should be trained to inspect their conveyances for natural or hidden compartments, visually inspect all empty trailers, to include the interior of the trailer. Training in conveyance searches should be adopted as part of the company’s onthe-job training program. Conveyance inspections must be systematic and should be completed upon entering and departing from the truck yard and at the last point of loading prior to reaching the border. Inspections must include: Tractors: Bumper/ tires/rims, Doors/tool compartments, Battery box, Air breather, Fuel tanks, Interior cab, compartments/sleeper, Faring/roof. Trailers: Fifth wheel area - check natural

compartment/skid plate, Exterior - front/sides, Rear - bumper/doors, Front wall, Left side, Right side, Floor, Ceiling/Roof, Inside/outside doors and Outside/Undercarriage. A high security seal must be affixed to all loaded trailers bound for the U.S. and Canada. High security barrier bolt seals may be applied to the door handle and/or a cable seal must be applied to the two vertical bars on the trailer doors. All seals must meet or exceed the current PAS ISO 17712 standards for high security seals. Written procedures on the usage of seals are a must and full training to all drivers must be given. Verify that the seal number and location of the seal is the same as stated by the shipper on the shipping documents. If the seal is removed in-transit to the border, even by government officials, a second seal must be placed on the

trailer, and the seal change must be documented. The driver must immediately notify the dispatcher that the seal was broken, by whom; and the number of the second seal that is placed on the trailer. The carrier must make immediate notification to the shipper, the customs broker and/or the importer of the placement of the second seal. LTL carriers must use a high security padlock or similarly appropriate locking device when picking up local freight in Canada and the U.S. LTL carriers must ensure strict controls to limit the access to keys or combinations that can open these padlocks. Tracking and monitoring activity logs must be kept. Predetermined routes should be identified, and procedures should consist of random route checks along with documenting and verifying the length of time between the load-

ing point/trailer pickup and delivery destinations. Drivers should notify the dispatcher of any route delays due to weather, traffic and/or rerouting. Personnel should be trained to review manifests and other documents in order to identify and refuse any suspicious cargo shipments that would originate from or are destined to unusual locations, paid by cash or a certified cheque, have unusual routing methods, exhibit unusual shipping/ receiving practices, provide vague, generalized or poor information. All instances of a suspicious cargo shipment should be reported immediately to the Police, RCMP, CBSA or CBP. For any further information please contact Dawn Truell of CBS @ crossborderservices@cogeco. net, call me at 905-9739136 or visit



Transport for Christ

Business Insurance Matters

Safe & Secure

Cargo Coverage

By Chaplain Len Reimer


here is a beautiful verse tucked away in what I call God’s love letter to all humans. We find it in John 3:16; “For God so loved the world (humans) that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should (shall) not perish but have everlasting life”. God himself became involved in that He expressed love by sending His only Son. WOW, can you imagine dispatching the only Son; He had to live among a group of people who would ha-

rass Jesus every day of His adult life. It all began when Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. “Then Jesus was led into the desert by the Spirit, to be tempted by the devil. And when He had fasted forty days and forty nights, afterwards He was hungry”, Matthew 4:1-2. Jesus being hungry and weak was when Satan tempted him. (You ever notice that Satan comes when we are most vulnerable and weak). At least here Satan lost big time, Yeah! Later on Satan continued his menace by using prestigious people to aggravate and test Jesus at every turn. However, Jesus never lost sight of His objective to save mankind (you and Me). We further find in John 14:6; where Jesus said to Thomas, “I am the way,

the truth and the life. NO one comes to the Father except through Me.” Our salvation, can only come through Jesus Christ, there is no other way to heaven except the Jesus way. The price that He paid, was very involved and excruciatingly painful, He was beaten and bruised beyond recognition. His words from the cross w e r e, “ F at h e r f o r gi v e them for they know not what they are doing”, became very important for us. He did ALL that, so we could be assured a place with Him in heaven. So our safety or security is in Him and Him alone. That whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. Friend, you too can be secure in Christ, by accepting Jesus as your personal Saviour, he promises to intercede on our behalf and prepare a home in heaven for us. God bless you all.


By Linda Colgan


he never ending stories about cargo! I have written several articles on cargo and it never seems to be a subject that enough can be written about. A carrier accommodates the movement of freight by purchasing (leasing, renting) the type of trailer (i.e. van, reefer, flatbed, tanker, car carrier, chassis, etc.) to necessitate the successful movement of the goods. Is there a lot of thought that goes into purchasing cargo coverage to adequately respond if the freight is damaged or does not make it to its destination? What if commodities change after renewal or your new policy has been bound? Does the current policy respond from hauling dry freight to now perhaps frozen goods? Does the cargo policy provide an extension for reefer

breakdown coverage? In this case, alerting the broker surely can divert a loss being denied and the deterioration of relationships all the way around. Are there warranties introduced to the policy that apply conditions you must adhere to in order for coverage to respond? Failure to comply with these warranties would place one in the position of self insuring the exposure. It is very important that a carrier is familiar with their cargo policy wording. One Insurer will be introducing a new wording this September which for increased premium consideration will extend coverage for contracts of carriage entered into that are known to the Insurer before binding. Some freight contracts hold the carrier to a higher valuation than dictated by the Carmack or Highway

Traffic Act. Some Insurers exclude cargo coverage while the load is detached from the tractor. There are also cargo wordings that restrict coverage while the load is kept in a fenced area. Some cargo wordings exclude employee d i s h o n e s t y c ov e r a g e . Some Insurers exclude coverage under the cargo section for containers (watch out intermodal carriers!) while other Insurer’s auto policy does not encompass coverage for containers unless specified. Bottom line, all contracts of insurance have exclusions. Be familiar with the policy exclusions in order to know the scope of coverage or lack thereof. Linda Colgan is a Transportation Insurance Advisor with JDIMI. Contact Linda at 416.809.3103 or email


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Convoy for a Cure-Ontario West

Driving Out Cancer One Truck At A Time


n October 2 nd , 2010 Ontario will see their second Convoy for a Cure, known as the Convoy for a Cure, Ontario West. Our unique convoy will be celebrating the role that women play in the transportation industry. It will be a day to honour all the professional women and their accomplishments they have achieved in the industry. Also on this day we will be spreading awareness and raising funds for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, Ontario. Each year, thousands of Canadians are touched by breast cancer. It not only impacts the individuals with the disease, but their families, friends and loved ones as well. On average 445 Canadian women will be diagnosed with breast cancer every week, an increase of nine women per week from 2009. In 2010 an estimated 180 men in

Canada will be diagnosed with breast cancer. It is estimated that 5,300 women and 50 men will die from breast cancer in 2010. We would like you to be a part of this special event on October 2nd, 2010. Help us build bridges between commercial drivers, the public as well as unite truck enthusiasts to be behind such a meaningful cause. Your participation not only helps us reach our goals, but you will be a part of a fast growing celebration of professional female drivers sporting their pink t-shirts and hats and “pinked out” decorated trucks, all rolling along our major highways across Canada and the United States in convoys. Also, we will be having a support convoy for the men to help celebrate the women in the industry and to pay honour to those in everyone’s lives who have been affected with breast

cancer. Our convoy will be taking place at the locations of two of our major sponsors. Our first staging area will be the 5th Wheel Truck Stop on Highway 401, Exit 199 in Dorchester, Ontario. We will begin the morning with a complimentary breakfast, registration of the participants, decoratiion of the trucks to be pinked out and positioned for the lead trucks. Then we will be off and rolling along Hwy 401 eastbound to the TA Truck Stop, Exit 230 in Woodstock, Ontario. We have many festivities planned for the day to celebrate our accomplishments together as women in the industry such as a BBQ, music, a 50/50 draw, and a live auction. We are still accepting sponsors, promotional products and merchandise which will be used for our live auction and gift bags for the drivers. Your

company can also make a direct donation to the CBCF, Ontario in show of support to our convoy to help us reach our 2010 goal. This is your chance to give your company the opportunity to have your company’s logo and/or name on our posters, banners, web page, etc. and have a booth set up at the event in Woodstock. We run for our mothers, sisters, wives, daughters and our friends. We run for hope, we run for life. Contact Joanne MillenMackenzie, Organizer CFAC, Ontario West by phone at 613.498.9064 or email us at or visit our web page at www. convoyforacureontwest. com. On-line donations can be made on this website as well. When you make an online donation directly to the Canadian Breast Foundation, Ontario, you will

Guy Cayen of S.G.T. Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n , f r o m Montreal, Québec, had this to say. “Regardless of whether we are in our own yard, a customer’s yard or at a secure truck stop, our safety is very important. Being able to sleep in the bunk knowing where we are parked helps get a good peaceful rest. Security helps take one more stressful worry away from us.”

Robbie Moore of Bolivar Transport, from Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, states he much prefers a security yard. During a recent trip to Ottawa he could not find a secure truck stop so he asked permission to stay the night at a company yard Bolívar does business with. They were more than pleased to let him park there for the night.

Pictured above (right to left) are Joanne Millen-Mackenzie, Cheryl Lewis-Thurab of CBCF-Ontario and Laura Horner of Highland Transport. receive an immediate tax receipt via email and the donation will be credited to the Convoy for A Cure, Ontario West. Any driver that participates can visit the same link and create their own profile link. This link will give participants the ability to send emails to friends and family to


From the

Driver’s Seat By: Carl McBride

Yard Security

here have been a lot of changes in the trucking industry over the last ten years. Security of both equipment and loads has always been at the forefront. That is why a road trip to the Flying J Truck Stop in Napanee, Ontario was in order. The question of the month is: How do you feel when you enter either your home yard or a customer’s yard and see yard cameras, security gates and security guards? We asked several drivers this question and were quite pleased about their take on security in the trucking industry today. ••• Please submit your questions and feedback to I will be glad to ask the question, search for the answer and publish the results.


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Tonia Knox of C.A.T. from Napanee, Ontario says that travelling in both the U.S. and Canada finding a secure yard is very helpful. Truckers have a hard enough time getting rest on the road. Being in a secure yard means a lot. The more security the better.

make direct donations. All monies raised on their link will be credited towards the lead truck position for the convoy. Become a part of our driving force battling Breast Cancer and help us win a cancer free future. “Let’s drive out cancer one truck at a time.”


Joanne Millen of Highland Transport from Markham, Ontario said, “Considering the amount of load theft going on, every time a trucker turns their back, security in the yard is very important. It is not just the load that needs to be protected but the driver’s safety as well. More than one driver has been hurt or killed during a truck theft. Women in the industry think security is very important and helps them enjoy their jobs knowing they can feel secure and safe in a yard with security.” Joanne is also the main organizer for Convoy for a Cure in Ontario West.


Convoy for a Cure, Atlantic Canada

Being the Change You Want to See in the World


s Mahatma Gandhi said, “Be the change you want to see in the world.” We need the support of dedicated truckers from all of the Atlantic Provinces as well as the trucking companies that they represent and the businesses that the trucking industry keeps afloat. Convoy for a Cure, Atlantic Canada, as we are now known, has become an annual fundraiser celebrating the role women play in the trucking industry while raising much needed funding for the Canadian Breast Cancer FoundationAtlantic Region together with raising a heightened awareness for this devastating disease. People should be afraid of the cancer and not the

mammogram. Our emblem, the pink ribbon of hope, has a dotted line running through it representing the white lines on the highway that these drivers pound on every day. The eye, seen on our web page, represents our vision for the day when, we can all say that, we have stopped breast cancer in its tracks. Have no fear that day is in our future. As a team we are all about fund raising. The fun in the word is what we will be having while we work at creating a “family day” for all who participate in the Convoy for a Cure on October the 9th 2010. The fund is the financial support we accumulate and will proudly donate to the cause. The fund raiser is

where we expect to be on the ladder of goals. We have set the bar as high as we can in an effort to celebrate the accomplishments of these great female drivers as well as to give back to a foundation that has given so much to those inflicted by this devastating disease. Yes, we are proud fund raisers. In 2009, we made our mark on the pavement with just a dent in the asphalt. This year we are hoping to create a pothole that will cause all who hit it to stop and take note of what we have accomplished. We had not only attained the support of the industry, we had touched the hearts of many individuals and communities within the Atlantic Provinces. In their

eyes, we saw the tears of hope, as we rolled down the highway in decorated trucks. They were there for us on the overpasses, at the truck stops, in front of their business dressed in pink waving banners all cheering us on. We were blessed, not only by their financial support but by their presence. In 2010 we hope to have 100 trucks in the Convoy and raise $100,000. Convoy for a Cure, Atlantic Canada will present itself to the Trucking World and the communities as a rainbow of colors rolling down Trans Canada Highway #2 from Salisbury, New Brunswick to Aulac,

New Brunswick. These units will be powered by love and hope, courage, strength and a wish for a new tomorrow. They will represent the trucking industry that supports those female drivers who sit proudly in their seats, as they drive out breast cancer “one truck at a time”. Their male counterparts will be rolling behind them supporting them all the way. Your generosity in 2009 was greatly appreciated and we look forward to your support in any capacity that you may be able to offer to the Convoy. We would need merchandise for the live auction, gifts

for the participant gift bags and buckets, prizes for the best decorated trucks as well as the four drivers who bring in the most pledges. In return, we as a “team” will add your company logo to the sponsor page as well as to our list of sponsors for 2010. Your company’s name will be listed on the back of the T-shirts that all of our participants and volunteers will proudly wear on the day of the convoy. Please email your company logo to rodosm@ and take some time to visit our website at


Ontario Truck Driving Championships (OTDC)

2010 OTDC Results By Carl McBride


n July 10th, 2010, the Ontario Truck Driving Championships were held at the Mohawk Raceway in Campbellville, Ontario. The day was great, the sun was out, and competition in all truck classes was hot, both with skill and professionalism and from the weather. Around 80 drivers competed for a place on Team Ontario. Here is the list of winners for this year, the first place winners will compete at the National Professional Truck Driving Championships, in Winnipeg, Manitoba, in September later this year. Step Van: Sponsored by Fleet Safety Council 1st – Karen Porter, Purolator 2nd – Kenneth Pyper, Con-way 3rd – Roger Mailloux, Con-way

Straight Truck: Sponsored by Blue Giant Equipment 1st – Trevor-Lee Laronde, Miller Waste 2nd – Joe Kuntz, Home Hardware 3rd – Rory Holland, Waste Management Single Single: Sponsored by Home Hardware Stores 1st – Clary Ward, Conway 2nd – Shawn Pietracupa, Con-way 3rd – Brent Rose, SLH Transport Single Tandem: Sponsored by IHSA 1st – Jeff Maclean, SLH Transport 2nd – Jeff Lambkin, Erb Transport 3rd – Frank Roberti, Epic Express Tandem Tandem: Sponsored by Mack Canada 1st – Shawn Matheson, Home Hardware 2nd – Tom Griffiths, Maple

Leaf Foods 3rd – Preetpal Niijjar, Canada Cartage B-Train: Sponsored by OTA 1st – Brian Heyworth, SLH Transport 2nd – Ernest Streicher, Home Hardware 3rd – Wayne Ballagh, Home Hardware Pre-Trip Award: Sponsored by TTSAO Brian Heyworth, SLH Transport MTO Safety Award: Sponsored by the Ministry of Transportation Brian Heyworth, SLH Transport Rookie of the Year: Sponsored by Your Advantage Staffing Rory Holland, Waste Management Highest Points: Sponsored by Zurich Canada Shawn Matheson, Home Hardware Grand Champion: Sponsored by Transpro Freight Systems, and by MVSA Shawn Matheson, Home Hardware The Bill Russell Award went to retired driver, Ken Halloway. Best of luck to Team Ontario at the Canadian Championships.


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It’s All About Numbers

Do You Know Your Rights as a Taxpayer?

By Kelly Liese Potvin


originally wrote about this subject during tax season and have been asked to re-post it. With assessments and re-assessments coming back, it is not a bad idea to go over our rights as a taxpayer, especially for those who may have missed my earlier column. Now that you have filed your taxes, what happens if you receive an assessment, or re-assessment that you don’t agree

with? 1. As a taxpayer you may be entitled to withhold payment until you have had a formal review by Revenue Canada, or if you have filed an appeal and the Tax Court of Canada has issued its decision. 2. If you received penalties and/or interest charges for late filing due to circumstances beyond your control you may be entitled under the Taxpayer Relief Provision Act to have them waived. Revenue Canada also has the discretion to accept late-filed, amended, or revoked elections and issue income tax refunds beyond the normal threeyear period. 3. When Revenue Canada makes a decision about your tax or benefit affairs, they are obligated

Arrow Truck Sales

Ryan Sherwood New Executive VP & CFO


e are pleased to announce that Arrow Truck Sales has hired Ryan Sherwood as the new Executive VP & CFO. Ryan will succeed me in this position and will report directly to me, Steve Clough, President & CEO. This change was effective July 1, 2010. Ryan comes to us from Volvo Construction Equipment North America where he was responsible for all aspects of the VCES (Volvo Construction Equipment and Services) back office functions as well as certain store operations. Ryan joined Volvo in 2007, after having many years of experience in a variety of companies, where he served in various positions such as Manager of Treasury, Financial Controller, and VP & CFO. He graduated from Lycoming 38    September 2010

College in Williamsport, PA with a Bachelors of Business degree in Economics. Ryan is married to wife, Diane, and has two children: Cole, age 8 and Liam, age 6. He and his family will be moving to Kansas City in the near future. Please join me in congratulating and welcoming Ryan to the Arrow family.


by law to explain their decision and inform you about your rights and obligations in respect of that decision. If you don’t agree with their decision, there is always the Tax Court of Canada. As scary as ‘Tax Court’ may sound it really isn’t any different than representing yourself in Small Claims Court. Personally, I attended

Tax Court about 8 years ago. It was over a $400.00 disagreement. In the end I lost, but I was fighting over principal. The Honourable Judge thanked me for coming in well prepared, and doing a great job. During the proceedings he was very understanding and kept a tight rein on Revenue Canada’s lawyer. However, I didn’t have a

chance of winning. If the Judge had decided in my favour, it would have been precedent setting. Can you imagine a ‘small business’ woman, standing up against Revenue Canada with their well dressed, highly paid lawyer, over a paltry $400.00? Attending Tax Court was a great experience and I wouldn’t think twice about doing it

all over again! Kelly Potvin is an accredited Bookkeeper/Tax Preparer who has been in the accounting business for 20 years. Based out of Cardinal, ON she is located within a mile of the 730 Truck Stop. For more information please visit www.itsallaboutnumbers. com or call her at 613-3408409.


#86 September  
#86 September  

Ontario Trucking News, Issue 86, September 2010