February 2018 ISSUE 175
TRANSPORTATION • CONSTRUCTION • FORESTERY • MINING • OIL & GAS • AGRICULTURE • MUNICIPAL • UTILITIES
Vocational Truck Drivetrain Components See feature on page 6
PUBLICATION AGREEMENT #40806005
Spotlight on Feature: BD Diesel Performance..................... page 5
Febuary’s Theme: Drivetrains........................ page 6
contents MAIN FEATURES: Gin-Cor: A Profile of Success...............4 Will self-driving trucks replace the driver?................................................13
News & Views: ........................................... page 9
Tuck Routes: “The Truck Rescuers”....................... page 10
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OEM NEWS Heavy Volvo construction and mining trucks.................................................11 Volvo at the World of Concrete...........11 FLO Components Announces Final Winner in 40th Anniversary Giveaway Contest...............................................19 Rainier Truck & Chassis LLC of Yakima, WA on the Horizon..............................30
SERVICE & MAINTENANCE: Fleet drivetrain maintenance.............12 Advanced DPF Cleaning.....................14 Diesel Fuel Gelling.............................14 Brake maintenance myths.................15 Challenging oil drain intervals........... 18
NEW PRODUCTS & SERVICES: New engine shutdown.........................5 Airless tires........................................16
COLUMNS Factoring..............................................7 Cross Border Services..........................8 Fleet Maintenance & Management....12 GPS/Telematics Fleet Management...12 Tires & Wheels...................................16 Keeping Your Vehicles Clean..............17 Petro-Canada Lubricants...................17 Business Insurance Matters...............18 Transport For Christ...........................33 Healthy Trucker..................................34 Freom the Driver’s Seat.....................36 Women In Trucking.............................37
PRODUCTS & SERVICES DIRECTORY................................ 20 TRACTION & TRUCKPRO DIRECTORY................................ 26 TRUCKSTOP DIRECTORY........... 28 February 2018 3
Gin-Cor, A Profile of Success BY MAREK KRASUSKI
hen Luc Stang purchased GinCor Industries in 2002 he was also inheriting a tradition of excellence. Since the company’s founding in 1978 Gin-Cor’s mission has been to build the best vocational and severe service trucks on the road. Building on this tradition Stang and his cadre of professional technicians and dedicated employees transformed a regionally based custom manufacturer of severe service vehicles into a nationwide truck upfitter with an expanding network of companies. Since Stang assumed ownership GinCor’s growth – in terms of expansion, sales, product excellence and customer satisfaction – began on a resounding note expressed by its owner. “Gin-Cor will be the envy in our industry by giving the very best in customer experience,” Stang confidently expressed. But to aspire to lofty objectives is one thing; to achieve them is quite another. This the company has accomplished with remarkable success, surpassing even its own objectives. For example, Gin-Cor’s
Master Plan included the ambitious goal of reaching a growth factor of ten times its size in the past 5 years. This has been achieved, nearly two years ahead of schedule, with the company’s most recent acquisitions, namely the purchase of former assets of a trailer manufacturer in Blenheim Ontario, now renamed GinCor Trailer Werx, and the purchase/ strategic alliance of the Canadian icon, DEL Equipment. So what differentiates the success of Gin-Cor from so many others who aspire to their own success plans? It started with a clearly articulated vision that included dedication to continuous improvement and excellence in quality service and on-time delivery at fair prices. This the company achieved with great attention to detail. Notes Luc Stang, “We insist on measuring every deficiency in order to learn from the process. Striving for quality and toughness is ongoing, as is our willingness to learn, to improve upon the goods and services we provide each day, and the need to continually challenge our team to become a world class
organization. We also hold our suppliers to the same level of care so we can deliver great products and services and grow our business well beyond Northern Ontario,” he explained. Insistence of product and service quality was accompanied by the reinforcement of brand presence. Its pervasive brand dominates the Ontario market and is quickly spreading across the country. In each of the company’s markets it is becoming a leading household name. For example, Gin-Cor’s regional brand’s flywheel is gaining great momentum through the efforts of the 400+ employees and partners throughout Canada. This brand recognition will increase shareholder value and build on expansion outside the province. Gin-Cor strives to be recognized as one of Canada’s top 50 household brands. Further, Gin-Cor has established a reputation as a solid investor in both tangible and intangible assets, namely its people, communities, culture and values. “It’s all about the people,” Stang said, drawing attention to the most valued of intangibles. Commitment to employee
well being, and to their families, is underscored by the level of worker satisfaction. Gin-Cor is a place where people want to come to work and where employee input is respected and valued. Consequently, the best people are attracted to the company, employees who deliver a superior product and assist with ongoing expansion. With a workforce of several hundred employed in the Gin-Cor group, many are still working into their 60s and 70s, a testament to Gin-Cor’s pledge to honour and reward stellar craftsmanship and technical know-how. As Gin-Cor generates further momentum moving into 2018 expect to see further growth and dedication to product and service excellence, brand recognition, and investment in people and communities. For a full viewing of Gin-Cor’s success, precision-tough custom equipment, and development in tangible and intangible assets, visit www.gincor.com or contact the Gin-Cor by phone at 705.744.5543, or contacty Luc Stang at 705.471.1912, 5151 Hwy 17 West, Mattawa, Ontario.
MOTOR TRUCK COUNCIL OF CANADA
PMTC 2018 Awards Season Opens
he 2018 Private Motor Truck Council of Canada Awards Program is now open for entries. Each year the PMTC teams with member companies to celebrate the Best in Trucking through the presentation of awards that recognize excellence in trucking. The awards are presented during the Annual Conference which, this year, takes place at The Crowne Plaza-Fallsview Resort in Niagara Falls, Ontario on June 14th and 15th. Competition entry forms and information are available online at www.pmtc.ca. The 2018 awards program includes: The Rick Austin Memorial Dispatcher of the Year Award, Sponsored by CPC Logistics Canada The Rick Austin Memorial Dispatcher of the Year Award is a new award for this year, and has been established as a tribute to the memory of Rick Austin, Fleet Dispatcher at CPC, who passed away suddenly on March 15th of 2017. Rick was assigned to the John Deere Fleet. It’s a testament to Rick’s dedication, along with the rest of the supervisory team, that the John Deere Private Fleet
won the PMTC National Fleet Safety Award in 2011, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017. This award is designed to help recognize the exceptional, and often underappreciated, efforts of dispatchers who have made an outstanding contribution to their company in the past year or over the course of their career. PMTC & 3M Vehicle Graphics Design Awards Competition Co-sponsored by 3M, Canada’s Commercial Graphics Division, the Annual Vehicle Graphics Design Awards recognize fleet operators and graphic design companies who graphically enhance their vehicles. Awards are presented in several categories. Please see our website for all categories. PMTC & CPC Logistics Canada Hall of Fame for Professional Drivers The Hall recognizes superior, over the road performance of drivers employed by PMTC members. Someone in your organization, or someone you do business with may be a candidate for induction to the Hall, and we need you to nominate that person.
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PMTC & AVIVA Canada Private Fleet Safety Awards The Private Fleet Safety Awards program was created by the PMTC to encourage improved road safety and to promote best practices in private fleet safety management. The awards recognize the private truck fleets most committed to safety improvement, especially where they exceed National Safety Code requirements. This competition is open to all Canadian private truck fleets. PMTC membership is not a requirement. PMTC-KRTS Professional CMV Driver Training Scholarship PMTC and KRTS will award a PMTC Member with a Professional Commercial Motor Vehicle Driver Training Scholarship which will cover the costs for the recipient to complete a full Training Program through KRTS, or another registered training provider should the candidate be from outside of Ontario. This program is an intensive minimum 200-hour course which, when completed, will arm the new Professional Driver with a high level of training, as set by the Professional Truck Driver Institute
(PTDI) and the Truck Training Schools Association of Ontario (TTSAO) mandatory requirements. The PMTC Young Leaders Education Bursary Award PMTC will award up to two PMTC Young Leaders an Education Bursary, which will cover the costs for the recipient to complete 2 of the 4 courses that are required to complete the “PMTC Logistics Management Graduate Program”. This program is an intensive 4 course program that, when completed, will equip the new emerging leader with the skills and confidence necessary to successfully climb the ranks in his or her company and become a successful leader in their organization. The award will help promote investment in the training needs of the future young leaders of our great industry. The Courses are selected from the CITT library of Certified Logistics Management courses. For more information contact Hinna Shaukat, PMTC Member Services, call 905.827.0587, fax 905.827.8212 or email email@example.com.
BD Diesel Performance
Are You Ready For the New Engine Shutdown Device Regulations?
s of January 12th of this year, diesel engines being used during loading or off-loading on highway tanks and portable tanks containing dangerous good of Class 2.1, Class 3, or, subsidiary Class 3 must be equipped with an automatic engine air intake shut off device to prevent engine runaway, as per Transport Canada regulations CSA B621-14 (clause 7.1.j) and B622-14 (clause 5.1.i). The reason for this is that when diesel engines are exposed to airborne flammable vapours, there is a high probability that the vapours will enter through the air intake causing the engine to overspeed (or runaway) as well as causing potential backfire. Because the vapours also act as an uncontrolled source of fuel, trying to turn off engine through conventional methods will not work. The only effective way to stop an engine from running away in these cases is to shut off the air supply thus eliminating the vapours and the oxygen needed for combustion. BD Diesel Performance has become the premier supplier for air intake shutdown systems and offers a range of units to fit a variety of equipment, vehicles and highway rigs. The Positive Air Shutdown, or PAS, is an inline butterfly valve that mounts in the air intake system and will automatically detect engine overspeed which will trip a locked safety cam causing the valve to close off, blocking air supply and shutting down the engine within
The Positive Air Shutdown, or PAS, is an inline butterfly valve that mounts in the air intake system. seconds. When the vapours have been cleared or equipment has been removed from the area, the valve can be locked back into the open position and the engine can be started up again. These kits are available for 2.5 to 4 inch sized intake piping. The Electronic Positive Air Shutdown, E-PAS, work much the same way as the PAS but electronically controls the existing factory intake air control valve on newer Chevy/GMC, Dodge and Ford diesel pickups and uses it to shut off the air supply in an overspeed condition. These units easily install by plugging into factory plugs and are just as easy to remove when returning leased trucks. There are a number of other regulatory
boards and government agencies dealing with industries such as oil refinery and septic/sewer evacuation that also have requirements for air intake shut off devices which the BD line of Positive Air Shutdown kits can handily meet. BD Diesel Performance is unique among its peers as they design, create, manufacture, remanufacture and distribute a wide range of products specifically engineered for performance Diesel powered applications, all done in house. Located in Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada, BD’s state-of-the-art facilities cover 65,000 square feet, and employ 120 plus highly-trained individuals.
The Electronic Positive Air Shutdown, E-PAS, work much the same way as the PAS but electronically controls the existing factory intake air control valve on newer Chevy/GMC, Dodge and Ford diesel pickups.
BD’s turbocharger division is an authorized distributor of Borg Warner, Holset, Garett and other turbochargers. BD’s turbocharger division is an authorized distributor of Borg Warner, Holset, Garett and other turbocharger lines and has a full fledge remanufacture shop that offers fast turnaround service of reliably built units. They also have a huge inventory of turbos on their shelves for quick exchange and offer injectors for common Cummins, CAT and Detroit engines. BD is also a well-known name across North America with products for diesel powered pick-ups such as performance turbo kits, fuel injection systems, transmissions, suspension, exhaust manifolds, electronic throttle controls and much more. Check out their website at www.dieselperformance.com or give them a call at 800.887.5030 for more information.
AxleTech Collaborates with Industry Leaders
xleTech International, the leading integrator of specialty electric axles (e-axles) is pleased to announce its collaboration with Proterra, the leading innovator in heavy-duty electric transportation, to support the development and manufacturing of a new electric drivetrain system for zeroemissions buses. Proterra designed and developed an innovative drivetrain system for its Catalyst® E2 electric bus and worked with AxleTech for its engineering and manufacturing expertise, resulting in a drivetrain with optimal operating and packaging efficiency. The fully-integrated powertrain with new 2-speed gearboxes is a major contributing factor in achieving a 20% efficiency improvement over the previous generation powertrain. Proterra
recently set the world record for the longest distance traveled by an electric vehicle on a single charge: 1,101.2 miles. Proterra is breaking new ground in the industry in its dedication to accelerate the adoption of heavy-duty electric vehicles. AxleTech International has also worked with Altec Industries, a leading equipment and service provider for the electric utility industry, to develop and industrialize the next generation of drivetrain systems for All-Wheel-Drive (AWD) utility trucks. Standard AWD utility trucks are equipped with a rigid front drive axle and leaf spring suspension. This offering often requires modifications to the vehicles’ frame rails. Current truck configurations have many limitations with regards to vehicle handling, stability, and control.
AxleTech’s new modular drivetrain system is based on its field-proven ISAS® independent suspension system, and is adapted for use on a Class 7/8 on-highway truck chassis. The system consists of an Independent Front Suspension (IFS) drive axle module, rated up to 22,000 lb, equipped with modern steering geometry and air disc brake technology, and a low-profile shift-on-the-fly transfer case. The AxleTech solution provides enhanced safety and vehicle control when operating on and off-road, compared to conventional drivetrain systems. “Our bolt-on modular solution eliminates the need for frame rail modifications, so our system maintains the frame height of a rear-wheel-drive truck. Vehicle roll stability is improved, and cab and driver-
absorbed power is significantly lowered,” said James McConville, Chief Engineer at AxleTech. “Overall, the AxleTech solution provides better vehicle maneuverability, roll stability, and handling when operating in the field,” he added. In collaboration with Altec Industries, AxleTech is bringing its expertise in custom independent suspension systems to the electric utility industry. The IFS system is available now, and customers can contact Altec or AxleTech for more information. Non-drive versions of the IFS are also available for fleets wanting the safety benefits of the independent suspension on rear-wheel-drive vehicles. For more information visit, www. axletech.com, www.proterra.com, www. altec.com.
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By Marek Krasuski
Industry Continues to Make Inroads in Drivetrain Innovation BY MAREK KRASUSKI
he transportation sector accounts for at least 70 percent of domestic petroleum consumption and nearly one third of our energy related carbon emissions. In the face of continent-wide initiatives to reduce our dependence on fossil fuels, the transportation sector has been working vigorously to transition to alternative and renewable sources of energy to drive our economy and the vehicles we so heavily rely on. Since 2008 there has been a significant increase in the introduction of hybrid electric and battery electric powered trucks and vans, mainly in the medium duty market consisting of delivery vans/trucks, service vehicles and utility trucks. Alternative powered vehicles today are migrating into heavy duty applications as well. And alternative powered drivetrains, involving a variety of power sources, are crucial to the successful integration of green vehicles in all applications. Forward moving companies, like ALTe Alternative Energy Company, has been a global supplier of electric powertrain systems for medium duty applications such as delivery trucks and vans and buses. (Powertrains include all drivetrain components plus the engine.) Significant fuel reductions are promised by the company. For example, a delivery truck with ALTe’s hybrid electric prototype, based on a Ford E-350 chassis, has been completed and originally had 7 mpg. With the hybrid electric powertrain the same vehicles reach 18 mpg. Hybrid and electric powertrains, though still lagging behind their diesel and gasoline counterparts, are poised for expansion thanks in part to government incentives. Another company specializing in hybrid propulsion powertrains for the medium duty and heavy work truck sector is Odyne. The system offers the greatest benefit for trucks with driving cycles that have a high percentage of starting and stopping and extended periods of work site engine idle time to provide power to equipment or tools. The system easily integrates with medium- or heavy-duty vehicle powertrains and is applicable across chassis manufacturers. The company says their system is capable of supporting 6 - 18kW of exportable power, versus 3kW on many other hybrid systems. Efficient Drivetrains Inc., (EDI) is another player in the competitive heavy duty Electric Vehicle (EV) market which specializes in plug-in hybrid (PHEV) and EV retrofits. A supplier of electrification kits for class 6 & 7 trucks, the company will soon introduce the PowerDrive 8000, a kit for Class
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8 vehicles which adds to the lineup of the PowerDrive 6000 and PowerDrive 7000 kits for class 6 & 7 trucks. It will be available in electric and plug-in hybrid options. Notes EDI, the PowerDrive Kit “offers OEMs a modular design for easy integration into existing chassis designs and enables rapid vehicle solution introductions. Electrification kits will include a high-efficiency drivetrain (EDI PowerDrive™), vehicle control and telematics software (EDI PowerSuite™), and the training and support infrastructure to enable fast time to market. To speed market introductions, EDI can also install the powertrain systems and perform vehicle integration as a service for OEMs.” In addition, the company says the PHEV version uses less fuel than other hybrid options available. The PowerDrive kit is popular in large part because of its modular design that easily integrates into existing chassis. The EV offers a range of 100+ miles and the plug-in hybrid a 35 mile range. Dana has been a long time provider of customized drivetrains tailored to the unique demands of each vehicle. Its Spicer line of transmissions, axles, driveshafts and hydraulic-hybrid solutions has well served the needs of the heavy duty truck market in construction, logging, mining, and material handling applications. Construction drivetrain systems offer advanced technologies for multiple vehicles ranging from 3 to 50 tonnes. These include wheel loaders, telehandlers, wheeled excavators, single drum rollers and motor graders. Drivetrain systems for telehandlers allow for tighter turning radius in confined environments and are equipped with hydrostatic powershift transmissions that deliver power necessary to move more material per hour. Dana’s Spicer drivetrain systems for wheeled excavators include hydrostatic transmissions which provide enhanced fuel efficiency, smoother shifting and improved operator comfort for maximized productivity. Dana also offers driving systems for mining machines ranging from loaders, trucks, drills, excavators and load haul dumpers. Drivetrains are configured to handle the most rugged underground environments. For example, components for load haul dumpers handle bucket lift capacities from 3 to 5 tonnes. Drivetrain systems - transmissions, axles, brakes, and driveshafts cover the full range of payload capacities
from 15 to 50 tonnes, and drivetrains for mining drill carriers handle curb weights from 15 to 70 tonnes. Most transmissions today are still manual, having withstood the test of time, but they are giving way to automated manual transmissions (AMT) and automatic alternatives. Until recently automatic and automated transmissions, integral components to drivetrains were limited to on-road applications as they were unable to withstand the grinding pressures of off road use. That changed with the introduction of Eaton’s Ultra Shift Plus automated manual transmission. According to the company, it has “automated the gearboxes vocational customers have come to trust. This allows them to maintain the gear ratios they are already accustomed to while enjoying all the benefits of automation. We’ve taken our highly robust manual box and automated it, so it has the exact same ratio coverage with an UltraShift PLUS that you have had from your Eaton manual transmission.” Eaton UltraShift PLUS transmissions are available for a full range of vocational applications, including dump trucks and mixers. The company has also automated its 18-speed transmission for heavy-haul applications. An overall driver shortage in the industry, coupled with the diminishing number of top drivers able to expertly shift gears in
manuals, has made AMTs and fully automatics more appealing for fleets that must face the realities of attracting drivers from a declining labour pool. And in tricky environments such as back roads drivers handing automated and automatic trucks remain more alert as they are unencumbered by the divided attention that results from constant shifting and worrying about achieving optimal gear ratios. AMTs (automated manual transmis-
sions) and fully automatic transmissions are not the same thing. In the automatic transmission market, Allison Transmissions dominates. In vocational applications where trucks are subject to frequent stops and starts, automatic transmissions provide uninterrupted power to the wheels when ramping up through the gears. This helps cushion shocks to the driveline. In mining and construction applications, for example, Allison fully automatic transmissions have been shown to achieve faster work cycles and extended service intervals. AMTs by contrast are manual transmissions that automate the operation of the clutch. Electronic sensors, processors and actuators do the shifting to match travel speed with the load and job application. AMTs, though, do provide key benefits. Automatic transmissions, by contrast, are far pricier than their AMT counterparts, and technicians familiar with manuals should find working on an AMT easier than an automatic. Another dominant player which has been providing driveline parts and components for over 100 years is Meritor. The company was the first in North America to provide permanently lubricated drivelines for life in the heavy duty commercial market with the RLP Series. The benefits are reduced operating and maintenance costs, and extended U-joint life, especially on gear-fast/ run-slow drivetrains and higher torque applications. Other benefits include a 5-year/500,000-mile linehaul warranty, and high-torque-rated models available for demanding applications, including heavy service and downspeeding; four-bolt design for easy installation and service; and E-coated steel guards which secure and protect the slip seal against contaminants and damage. Most recently, Meritor launched an authorized Rebuilder Program for Axle Carriers to cover the Canadian market. Noted Krishna Natarajan, Senior Director, Steering, Suspension and Drivetrain, Aftermarket for Meritor, “Our authorized rebuilders are committed to using 100 percent genuine Meritor content for replacement parts and approved processes to deliver the highest-quality rebuilt carriers that fleets expect.” To be sure, expect to see even more intelligence baked into drivetrains for both the on-road and off-road markets. Regulations calling for greater efficiencies and the reduction of emissions produce tangible benefits and savings for users.
By Bruce Sayer
Is Your Company Financially Prepared for 2018?
he Canadian economy is feeling the weight of political and financial issues that will influence the stability of the trucking industry during 2018. This year’s economy is predicted to grow by only 2.1 per cent as compared to 3 per cent in 2017. The pressing question for most transportation companies to consider is; have you planned and are prepared for this year’s challenges? As the federal government attempts to stabilize the cost of living, historically low interest rates have begun to inch upwards, increasing the cost of borrowing money. Freight volumes and rates are expected to grow following years of contraction, but high exchange rates may dampen this opportunistic condition. Then there’s the big change starting in the States with the introduction of ELD’s. The cost of outfitting trucks with equipment, implementing system networks to administer the data and operating in a highly monitored environment will possibly stifle many carriers’ ability to profitably move freight. The first step in preparing for this challenging year ahead is to plan and budget well. Analyzing your fixed expenses and variable costs will help you identify the areas in your business that need to be improved. Conducting a profit and loss analysis monthly or even weekly is essential to maintain financial control. Hiring a transportation experienced accountant or business consultant is highly recommended. But no matter how you manage your
business affairs, one fact remains constant in the trucking business; cash flow is a never ending concern. No matter how well you manage operations, service issues and customer demands, your trucking company will shut down without adequate financial resources. Without reliable access to funds, transportation companies are in constant danger of having to park their trucks for lack of working capital. Nothing will kill a busy operation faster than the lack of funds to keep revenue generating trucks on the move. If you can’t move freight, you can’t sustain business. For this reason, it is essential to have a viable financial plan
in place that provides unlimited funding to match the output your trucks produce. Freight factoring is the ideal cash flow solution designed to meet the demands of trucking, a capital intense industry. The facility to have the face value of your invoices advanced directly to your account on the same day freight is delivered is a powerful financial asset that reaps multiple benefits. Choosing the right factoring company is essential to ensure the benefits outweigh the costs. Discount fuel programs, free credit searches and accounts receivable management included are just a few of the rewards that accompany a good factoring facility to support the sustained growth of
your trucking company. Freight factoring is a highly specialized form of account receivable factoring designed specifically for the transportation industry. Finding and choosing the right factor to work with is critically important if you are considering this financial strategy. The best approach is to be educated and thorough in your research. Start with a Google search for “freight factoring” or “factoring for trucking”. Look for the companies that provide fast funding, easy qualification and dedicated customer service at industry low rates. For more information about freight factoring, visit: www.AccutracCapital.com.
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Cross Border Services
By Dawn Truell
Welcome to 2018 Canadian Transportation Providers BY DAWN TRUELL
anadian reality check regarding Electronic Logs. In Canada The National Safety Code and Motor Vehicle Safety Act states that Commercial Vehicle Drivers Hours of Service (NSC Standard 9) requires drivers to fill out paper log books. The standard also allows the use of electronic media provided it captures the information required by the federal and provincial Hours of Service (HOS) regulations. Electronic logging devices that meet a new National Safety Code will become mandatory in 2020. Devices now in use will be permitted until 2022. U.S.A.: Beginning December 18, 2017, fleets operating in the United States will be required to make the switch from paper logs to electronic logs. The Government of Canada has been exploring ways to use technology that could potentially make our roads safer with commercial truck traffic. New Tractors and heavy buses that are sold in Canada will be required to have electronic stability control (ESC) which is to avoid crashes, by June 2018. Coutts Alberta Drug Bust! On December 17, 2017, at the Coutts, AB border crossing, CBSA and RCMP discovered 21 kilograms of cocaine in the cab of a transport truck. The truck driver, Kuldeep Singh, 39 years old from Calgary, AB, was arrested by the RCMP and his truck was seized. The cocaine had been hidden in 17 bricks that the driver had stashed in the closet area of his cab. The shipment manifested was for produce originating in California and was destined for a business address in Alberta. If you can imagine for a moment what 21 kilograms of cocaine looks like: 20,000 lines! This wasn’t the first cocaine bust in Coutts, Alberta unfortunately, in fact on December 2, 2017 there was another one for 99.5 kilograms of cocaine that also originated in California and also was in a truck shipment of produce. Let’s all do our part to stop drug smuggling. Be sure to conduct your 17-point inspections prior to loading your tractor and trailer. While driving along your routes, if you stop for a cup of coffee or a meal break, and if someone approaches you offering money or a “free” restaurant gift card for example, remember there are no such things as “free” things; there is always a catch. If the offer seems too good to be true, it is! No matter how tempting, say NO! Those people are what we call “Wolves” and they will follow you and/ or continue to offer you these “gifts” until one of those times they ask you to carry a
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parcel or to put something into your truck to carry for them. Ninety-nine percent of the time they will be drugs. Don’t be that one driver who gets caught in that trap. You will not only do jail time but risk losing your job and your family. The price to pay is far too high. Truck Hijacking Prevention Terrorism put on a new face in the trucking industry last year. 2017 became the largest year in the history of trucking for truck hijacking incidents. It seems that terrorists
found a new method of committing terrorism by stealing trucks and ramming them into crowds of people all over the world. The drivers of those trucks were torn out of their cabs while out on deliveries. Some tips on preventing these incidents: Maintain regular communication with your dispatcher. If rest stops are necessary, park in areas where other truckers are present. Thieves don’t like crowds. For more information about anything in this article or aiding in the fight against
drug smuggling, terrorism and safety & compliance programs such as C-TPAT, FAST, PIP, TTP, CSA, please contact Cross Border Services at www.crossborderservices.ca, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
News & Views
By Mike Whalen
A New Year, New Look
ith our focus on the vocational/work truck market we had to look at our purpose a different way. Our adjustment in how we serve the Canadian truck market was first determined by where the trucks worked and then by the parts and service value of these markets. The vocational market segments – construction, forestry, agriculture, utility, municipal, etc. – make up the bulk of the users of trucks, from pick-ups to off highway construction and mining trucks. The vehicle and equipment make-up of these end-users cover a mix that not only includes products from small engines to heavy trucks, but also purpose-built equipment. Next was the question: who actually installs the parts and components? Studies by most trucking industry marketers conclude that OE dealer and Independent Service Providers (ISP) hold about a two-thirds market share while the fleet’s service shop installs about a third. Then the question of who sells these parts to the installer? Again, around 60% are sold by the OE dealer to the ISP or to the fleet’s service shop. The independent parts distributor holds about a 30% market share and the independent’s parts sales include sales to ISPs and OE dealers. We also looked at the changing makeup of the promotional budgets and why. Internet marketing now consumes the largest part of the promotional budgets of most OEM’s, parts and component manufacturers. Print advertising budgets are a fraction of what they were a few years ago. TRADE SHOWS
When selecting a trade show to visit it makes ‘cents’ to attend the show that covers the equipment in your fleet. In my lifetime I’ve exhibited in all engine powered truck and equipment shows including national and regional – and International – Conexpo in Las Vegas and Bauma in Germany and industry-focused shows like MINExpo, World of Concrete, Truck World, Mid-America Truck Show and CUEE. The list goes on.
I should mention that the annual business to business show put on by Acklands-Grainger is by far at the top of the list of those that cover all truck and equipment end-users – from lawnmowers to locomotives. I believe trade shows will evolve into cross-market events that will include all the engine powered truck and equipment market segments such as construction, forestry, utility, municipal as well as highway transportation and urban logistics. This will allow the OEM’s and parts manufacturers to attend the national shows and perhaps two or three regional shows as well – where they can reach all the users of their products under one roof. Conexpo-Conag in Las Vegas and Bauma in Munich, Germany are current examples. A top cross-market trucking show is NTEA’s Work Truck Show. This year’s Truxpo in Abbotsford, BC, May 11 to 12, is being promoted as ‘new and expanded’ with “trucks for all trades, the show includes a wide variety of trucks of all sizes – from Class 1 through to Class 8. Many of BC’s important industries are in focus at the show, including forestry/ logging, construction, towing & recovery, municipality and courier delivery.” VOCATIONAL TRUCK & TRAILER Our new and expanded publication follows the same tact. And by reaching into the vocational market segments the cross-market show – or publication in our case – will attract those fleet and maintenance managers that are responsible for all categories of equipment used in their operations. Cross market trade shows and publications have one thing in common: they are budget friendly for the exhibitor – and the attendee. A booth at a cross-market trade show, or an advertisement in a cross-market publication, will reach the vocational market segments that could only be reached in the past by exhibiting in several trade shows and advertising in several trade publications. Our job is to help you promote your products and services with a combination of editorial and advertisements.
Supply Side News from those serving OE dealers, Independent Service Providers and Distributors The team behind Western Canada’s largest trucking and logistics have announced details for TRUXPO 2018, the 16th edition of this bi-annual show, returns May 11 to 12, 2018, to TRADEX in Abbotsford with a new focus on trucks for all trades and expanded features for attendees and exhibitors alike, whether trucking company owners and executives, commercial vehicle drivers, friends and family, or people who just like trucks. In promoting trucks for all trades, TRUXPO 2018 will represent many of BC’s most important industries and service providers, among them: transportation, forestry/logging, construction, towing & recovery, municipal fleets and courier/delivery companies. www.truxpo.com Accuride Corporation, a leading supplier of components to the North American and European commercial vehicle industries has announced that it has strategically extended its North American Distribution network to provide targeted customer coverage in key regional markets and offer aftermarket customers the full range of Accuride wheels and KIC and Gunite-brand wheel end components. www.accuridewheelendsolutions. com BorgWarner is pleased to announce that its commercial vehicle thermal management technologies will be available through the independent aftermarket distribution network by those currently distributing Delco Remy® Genuine Products in the United States and Canada. BorgWarner’s thermal management products include: Electronically actuated Visctronic® variable speed fan drives designed to respond directly to engine cooling needs for more available horsepower, improved fuel efficiency and lower emissions, K series on/off fan drives featuring an innovative design for improved belt life and fewer parts for easier maintenance, Viscous fan
drives with improved temperature c o n t ro l a n d s m o o t h , s o f t f a n engagement Currently serving hundreds of independent distributors throughout North America with Delco Remy branded starters and alternators, distributors are provided with online ordering, technical literature and tech videos as well as inventory management and onsite training, customer service and technical support. www.borgwarner.com Meritor has released the first products under its new Mach value brand that includes approximately 2,000 part numbers for the company’s driveline, drive axle and transmission offerings. Recochem is pleased to announce the recent acquisition of Ultraclear Bulk Fluids, the leading National Blender/Distributor of bulk Windshield Wash and Coolant to automotive and trucking fleets, dealerships and service centers in Canada. With a fleet of 52 trucks and a strong staff of drivers, equipment installers and head-office staff in Markham, Ontario, Ultraclear sells into channels that complement those called upon by Recochem. Since Ultraclear’s inception in 1995 they have focused on reliability, convenience and environmentally friendly solutions. They are constantly refining practices and procedures in order to model tomorrow’s “Bulk Refill Program”, setting standards in industry innovation as their primary goal. The dispatch and refill program is one of kind. www.bulkexpress.ca “Meritor introduced the Mach line to offer value part options to the enduser without sacrificing quality,”said Brett Penzkofer, vice president, Aftermarket, North America for Meritor. “These products are the first in an expansive collection of affordable all-makes parts designed to industry standards and validated by Meritor engineers.” www.machtruckparts.com.
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By Al Tucker
Transportation Repair Services Ltd. a.k.a. “TRS” (“The Truck Rescuers”)
hink Embro Ontario! Think the 80thAnnual Embro Highland Games, organized by the Zorra Caledonian Society that takes place every July. A Scottish Society and Highland Games have been around Embro and Zorra Township since Confederation! I suspect that some local Truck Drivers might be descendants of those early Scottish Tug-Of-War contestants who won the ‘World Tug-Of War Championships’ at the Chicago World’s Fair in 1893! Driving a few kilometres south of the town on County Road 6 (37th Line), you’ll find the 10-acre site of Transportation Repair Services Ltd., owned and operated by Rick Wilson and Sarah Russell. It’s just north of Dundas St. (Governors Road to us ‘Old Timers’) at the CPR Main Line. If you’re driving from Hwy. 401, take exit #222 north /CR#6. Rick has been a licenced mechanic for over 22 years. The experience he gained in learning his trade as an employee ultimately gave him the confidence to go solo with TRS in 2002.
TRS most notably provides repair services to Auto Carrier Trucks and Trailers. At any given time, one can observe a few hundred of these highway behemoths parked in the yard. As we walked around the property, Rick explained that they have become experts in troubleshooting Boydstun and Cottrell “Screw” type Trucks and Trailers”! He explained that with these particular units, instead of hydraulic cylinders being used to raise and lower the car decks, a faster, electronic ‘Screw’ driven system was invented by former Boeing Aeronautical Engineers in Portland, Oregon. TRS is a full-service repair facility for ‘All Makes’ of vehicles, operating with a motivated staff of 8 that includes 3 licenced Mechanics along with Apprentices. General repairs for Engines, Brakes, Steering, Suspensions, Transmissions, Clutch, Driveline and Lighting are on offer. Electronic diagnostic services have become mainstream. With the increased use of LED lighting products, Rick explained
that trouble-shooting these systems - particularly on Trailers - has become a real challenge due to the impact of corrosion on the connections. Custom fabrication, installation and repairs to truck mounted equipment is another service for Commercial accounts and includes Ag- Industry vehicles such as Grain trailers. Need a Dump Body replaced or a Boom Crane moved? TRS Ltd. can handle that job too. Also operating from this location is a Mobile Towing service offered on a 24-hour basis, exclusively, for their regular clients. Customer loyalty makes all the difference to a successful company as Rick explained. “Our Work Speaks for Itself”, he added. The company has also established close working relationships with their parts & systems suppliers. No ‘White Box’ parts here! Years of experience have taught Rick that if his work is to be regarded as high quality then the bits and pieces that go into a repair must meet original equipment exact tolerances and specs for fit and performance. As it turns out, apart from the long hours and obligations they feel to their customers, Rick and Sarah also have to balance a busy home life raising their children. I have
to take off my TILLEY to these folks who bring honest labour to their shop floor day in and day out to keep our road equipment rolling smoothly and safely. Rick and Sarah can be reached toll Free @800.354.0788. With winter on the road, leave a little more room!
VOCATIONAL TRUCK EVENTS 03/05/2018 – 03/09/2018 Truck Maintenance Council (TMC) Atlanta, GA, USA www.trucking.org 3/6/2018 – 3/9/2018 The Work Truck Show Indianapolis, IN, USA www.worktruckshow.com www.rangitangs.com
05/11/2018 – 05/12/2018 Truxpo Tradex, Abbotsford, BC, Canada www.truxpo.com 6/6/2018 – 7/7/1018
03/22/18 - 03/24/18 Mid-America Trucking Show Louisville, KY, USA www.truckingshow.com
Municipal Public Works Trade Show
04/04/2018 – 04/08/2018 HDA Truck Pride Annual Meeting San Diego, CA, USA www.hdatruckpride.com
8/7/2018 – 8/10/2018 Association of Diesel Specialists Grand Hyatt, San Diego, CA, USA www.diesel.org
4/5/2018 – 4/6/2018 Atlantic Heavy Equipment Show Moncton Coliseum, Moncton, NB, Canada www.ahes.com
09/11/2018 - 09/13/2018 Outdoor Farm Show Woodstock, Ontario, Canada www.outdoorfarmshow.com
4/19/2018 – 4/21/2018 Truck World International Center, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada www.truckworld.ca 4/20/2018 Alberta Motortruck Association 80th Conference & AGM Rimrock Resort Hotel, Banff, Alberta, Canada www.amta.ca 10 February 2018
05/09/18 – 04/11/2018 Heavy Duty Trucking Exchange Scottsdale, AZ, USA www.heavydutytruckingexchange.com
Quinte Sports & Wellness Center Belleville, Ontario, Canada www.aors.on.ca
10/22/2018 – 10/24/2018 CTEA Manufacturers’ Conference Westin Prince, Ontario, Canada www.ctea.ca 10/30/2018 – 11/02/2018 SEMA Show Las Vegas, NV, USA www.semashow.com
Volvo Exhibit Vocational Strength & Versatility at World of Concrete 2018
hree application-specific Volvo VHD series vocational trucks were displayed in its booth at World of Concrete 2018, January 23-26 at the Las Vegas Conference Center. The VHD 300 mixer, VHD 300 volumetric mixer, and VHD 300 dump models are designed to deliver power, productivity, and versatility to specific concrete and masonry applications. “Our Volvo VHD series has an excellent reputation over a broad range of applications, and we were pleased to showcase our product range for demanding con-
Volvo VHD 300 12x4 witPhoto 3 - Volvo VHD 300 Mixer
crete and masonry jobs,” said John Felder, Volvo Trucks North America Product Marketing Manager - Vocational Trucks. “The VHD work solutions presented at World of Concrete 2018 represent our ongoing commitment to innovation for trucks that regularly face tough, off-road work environments. We take pride in making hard work as easy as possible.” Design of the new VHD interior was guided by feedback from nearly 2,000 professional drivers. The resulting improvements deliver comfort and convenience features to help maximize driver productivity, and help companies improve driver retention. The new Volvo VHD interior features an ergonomic dashboard that puts more controls and gauges within the driver’s reach and quick glance. A central, customizable driver information display provides trip and diagnostic data, and Volvo’s smart steering wheel places controls for most interactive functions at the driver’s fingertips. An expanded variety of available seat-
Volvo VHD 300 12x4 with VHD 300 Mixer ing options provide an increased range of seat adjustment that improves driving ergonomics. Drivers also benefit from Volvo’s refrigerated passenger seat option, providing a cool place to keep food and beverages cold while out on the job. All Volvo VHD displayed were equipped with Volvo engines and transmissions connected with Volvo Remote Diagnostics, which monitors critical fault codes,
enabling proactive diagnostics and repair planning to maximize uptime. Remote Diagnostics is standard on trucks with Volvo engines and is a central component of Volvo Trucks Uptime Services, which also include 24/7 support from Volvo Action Service, and ASIST, Volvo’s service management platform. For more information, visit www.volvo. com.
New Hydraulic Tools & Intensifier Package
ltec now offers a hydraulic tools and intensifier package on the AC40-152S and AC45-127S. This package contains everything an operator needs to have intensified hydraulic power in the platform. There’s no need for a generator or pump pack which would add additional weight and would reduce platform capacity. This package also maximizes the platform’s work space and can be installed and ready for work in minutes, ensuring maximum productivity and minimal down-time between jobsites. If standard hydraulic power is needed, then forgo the intensifier and plug directly into the hydraulic lines at the platform for reli-
able tool operation. Features and Benefits: • Maximizes platform capacity and can be installed in minutes • Eliminates complexity and logistics of fueling, maintaining, and securing a platform generator • Visibility from the Dual-Entry, 20 Degree Tilt Cab is not compromised as the tools and hydraulically-braked hose reel are mounted on the opposite side of the cab, providing the operator the clean-side of the boom when handling material at height • Offers up to 10,000 psi of hydraulic power • Compatible with Altec’s new LMAP
Radio for controlling the hydraulic power at height • Compatible with all current Altec jib and platform options for the AC40-152S and AC45-127S family of units • Compatible with the six foot composite
reach extension available on the AC40152S Dual-Rated Unit which can achieve a 222 foot working height To learn more about Altec Cranes and Dual Rated units, call 866.966.2969 or contact an Altec representative online.
VOLVO CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT
Volvo Rigid Haulers
olvo CE is set to enter the rigid hauler market with a complete Volvo-branded range. Using the expertise of its Motherwell facility in Scotland, the range consists of four machines, starting at the 45-ton R45D and extending up to the flagship 100-ton R100E. Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) has announced that it will enter the rigid hauler market with its own Volvo brand of rigid haulers in the second quarter of 2018. The development of the new four-model range has relied heavily on the longstanding rigid hauler expertise of Volvo CE’s subsidiary Terex Trucks, combined with the technological strength of the Volvo Group. The range, which will initially be launched in less regulated markets, consists of the 45-ton R45D, 60-ton R60D, 72-ton R70D and the flagship 100-ton R100E.
The E-Series R100E is a completely new Volvo CE 100-ton (95-tonne) rigid hauler that combines a wealth of market and customer knowledge with proven components, new technologies and a striking new design – all providing a cost-effective and productive solution to fulfil the needs of today’s mining and quarrying customers. For more information, visit www. volvogroup.com.
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Fleet Maintenance & Management
By Robert MacKay
Does Your Fleet Maintenance Checklist Include Drivetrain Maintenance? BY ROBERT MACKAY
vehicle’s drivetrain consists of the components that deliver power to the wheels, excluding the engine that generates the power. These components function to convert engine power to mechanical power in order to rotate the axle. This conversion of power involves a link via a drive shaft. And because the engine speed and wheel speed are unique, these must be in sync with each other via the gear ratio. Additionally, the differential, consisting of gears and bearings in the transmission or axle
housing, allow the drive wheels to turn at different speeds, as required when turning corners. Differential lubrication should be checked at every service. Extreme temperatures can cause a breakdown in the lubricating fluid and result in the gears within the differential not being properly lubricated. Replacing the fluid will help avoid premature gear wear and reduce tire wear on drive tires. Differentials generally require regular cleaning. For equipment that is exposed to excessive water, an annual axle lube service should be performed. Refer to your owner’s manual for factory recommended
maintenance intervals for your equipment. Drivetrain and/or differential should be checked regularly without delay when a problem is reported. Some common symptoms include knocking noises during acceleration or shifting gears or a whining noise. The drive shaft and universal joints are also important components of your drivetrain and connect the transmission to the axle. Universal joints should be inspected at every service. Problems with universal joints can result in the drive shaft
separating from the vehicle. Some symptoms of bad universal joints include squeaking during acceleration, knocking noises when shifting gears between forward and reverse, or vibrations during acceleration or driving. The use of fleet maintenance software can help ensure that drivetrain maintenance is included with all regular scheduled maintenance. Fleet
maintenance software enables better maintenance planning and scheduling. Fleet maintenance software that includes an easy-to-use fleet maintenance checklist specific to the service being performed is a handy feature to consider. Additionally, the ability to quickly search maintenance history and inquire on drivetrain issues is another important feature to consider when purchasing fleet maintenance software for your operation. This feature alone can save countless hours going through an equipment maintenance log book or a fleet maintenance spreadsheet that may or may not contain complete information. And yes, Fleet Harmony Cloud Fleet Management Software has both of these features, and more. You knew I had to plug it. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me via email at robertm@ fleetharmony.com or visit our web site at www.fleetharmony.com. Rob MacKay is President and CEO of Fleet Harmony, Canada’s premier online small fleet maintenance software provider.
GPS/Telematics Fleet Management
By Dan Malloy
Do I Need To Know Drivetrains?
hat’s this drivetrain thing? Well simply put the drivetrain is the system that takes power from the engine and uses it to turn the wheels on a motor vehicle. You could drive a commercial vehicle for 30 years and not need to know what a drivetrain is but you really should have some idea about what they are and how they work. And if you buy trucks you certainly need to know what type of vehicle configurations you require and what to purchase. BUT THAT’S EASY, RIGHT? If you drive for a living it might be a good idea to educate yourself about all of the various components in a drivetrain. Although not specifically noted in the pre-trip inspection regulations, your pre-trip inspection requires you to
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identify defects on the vehicle such as parts that may become dislodged and fall off. It’s much easier to tell your service tech that the long round thing that just fell off your vehicle is a driveshaft. Choosing the proper drivetrain is not easy but it doesn’t have to be difficult either. There is a ton of information out there on all of the options available, and while it can be overwhelming it’s much too important to ignore. Firstly you need to know what you will be using the vehicle for, and not just now but also in the future. Do you haul one specific commodity or are you constantly evolving? And then consider where you operate. Your city runs require much different equipment than what is needed for long haul routes. Oh and weight. Many of you
have received offence notices to remind you all about that so ensure you have the correct axle spread. And what’s a 6 X 2? Ontario the exact weight requirements are spelled out in the following link to ensure you are SPIF compliant. Happy reading, www.ontario. ca/laws/regulation / 050413?_ga = 2.1 55884723.949319264.1516137513 - 996 908878.1512689456. Here’s a user-friendly guide: www.nsgao.com / images / 2014%20VWD%20 Ontario%20Public%20Guide.pdf. Complying with axle weight requirements has gotten complicated so hopefully these resources will help you along the way. Purchasing new (or used) equipment is always challenging but once you decide on what you need to efficiently complete
the job you can confidently relax knowing you have made an educated decision that fits. And you can now share all that you know about drivetrains. Safety Tip: It certainly is important for operators to enforce seat belt usage due to the fact that in one way or another, tickets will probably affect your safety rating and insurance. But tickets are the least of your worries. Imagine one of your employees not going home one day because they didn’t put on their seat belt while in your vehicle. Dan Malloy is the Fleet Safety & Compliance Specialist for Mobilizz Inc. Mobilizz Inc. is a leading fleet telematics company based in Toronto. Dan can be reached at email@example.com. For more information please visit www.mobilizz. com.
Will Self-Driving Trucks be the End of the Trucker? BY MAREK KRASUSKI
his year is promising to be a tipping point for a new generation of commercial vehicles, and one that could revolutionize the industry. Tesla recently rolled out its much anticipated automated fully electric semi-truck. The semi can reach 500 miles before recharging and can carry 80,000 pound loads. It is equipped with automatic braking, lane keeping and lane departure warnings. But what really raises eyebrows is the enhanced autopilot feature that enables the truck to drive itself on highways. Autonomous vehicles will not be fully automated - at least not yet. Drivers still will be required to maneuver the trucks in congested areas. But for long distance driving the transition to trucks rolling down North American highways without a driver behind the wheel is revolutionary. Drivers will still be present in cabs but free to do paperwork and manage fleet logistics, and ensure safety devices are fully operational.
Tesla is not alone in raising the industry to new heights of innovation. Otto, a selfdriving truck company, tested its prototype on the I-25 from Fort Collins to Colorado Springs. The driver drove the truck until it hit the highway, then sat in the back of the cab for the 120-mile highway drive. The benefits for safety, efficiency, and environmental well being are unmistakable. Here are some of them described by the company: “With an Otto-equipped vehicle truck drivers will have the opportunity to rest during long stretches of highway while the truck continues to drive and make money for them. When you’ll see a truck driving down the road with nobody in the front seat, you’ll know that it’s highly unlikely to get into a collision, drive aggressively, or waste a single drop of fuel.” Indeed, safety, a cardinal standard in the industry, is a compelling reason to embrace autonomous vehicles. In the US about 4,000 people die every year in truck related accidents. Self-driving trucks are predicted to go a long way in reducing
FORD MOTOR COMPANY
Diesel Power in the F150
ull-size diesel truck fans have reason to celebrate this year as Ford – America’s truck sales leader – delivers the first-ever F-150 Power Stroke diesel with a targeted EPA-estimated 30 mpg highway rating, a best-in-class 11,400 pounds of towing capacity and 2,020 pounds of payload capacity, plus best-in-class diesel 250 horsepower and 440 lb.-ft. of torque. “For every truck owner who wants strong fuel economy while they tow and haul, we offer a new 3.0-liter Power Stroke® V6 engine that dreams are made of,” said Dave Filipe, Vice President Global Powertrain Engineering. The highly anticipated F-150 Power Stroke diesel shares proven commercialgrade technology with F-Series Super Duty’s larger 6.7-liter Power Stroke – America’s most powerful, capable heavyduty pickup truck ever. The very same Ford powertrain team behind the 6.7-liter Power Stroke for Super Duty trucks since 2011 designed and
engineered this all-new 3.0-liter Power Stroke V6 diesel engine to the specific needs of North American F-150 customers who tow and haul frequently. Peak torque comes at just 1,750 rpm with strong torque delivery continuing throughout the rpm range, which is ideal for towing or hauling heavy loads over long distances. This new V6 diesel features the same compacted-graphite iron block material construction and forged-steel crank used in the 2.7-liter EcoBoost® engine for added strength and durability along with reduced weight. For greater responsiveness and reduced turbo lag, the Ford truck team chose a high-efficiency variable-geometry turbocharger. A common-rail fuel injection system precisely optimizes performance and fuel efficiency, while a high-pressure 29,000 pounds per square inch injection calibration enables smoother, quieter operation with reduced emissions. For more information, visit www.ford. ca.
casualties, at least those related to human error. But not everyone agrees. A US poll undertaken by Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety showed a clear majority of respondents - 64 percent - were uneasy about sharing the road with driverless vehicles. One complaint focused on the lack of cyber security standards and the risk of hacking computer systems that could render trucks vulnerable to the control of criminals. Drivers can take some comfort knowing they will still be needed for non-highway driving, docking, loading and unloading along with logistics-related tasks. Some truck builders claim that fearing the removal of drivers from autonomous vehicles misses the point. It’s not about removing drivers, they say, but about extending their capabilities to operate more safely when on the road. But given the accelerating pace of change, especially when it comes to the explosive growth and sophistication of technology, the future of the truck driver is anybody’s guess. And the answer to the question is even more elusive in light of conflicting predictions. While some truck makers say putting autonomous trucks into full operation is still many years away, Tesla on the other hand, says its automated truck will go into production
next year. Some industry players are predicting that autonomous trucks may eliminate the need for a driver altogether. Once a truck is off highway a driver equipped with a joy stick in a separate location could guide trucks to their drop-off destinations. It is estimated that one driver could handle up to 30 trucks per day. If there is any silver lining it is that autonomous trucks could alleviate the crisis of the driver shortage in commercial transportation. With the American Trucking Associations predicting shortages above 200,000 drivers by 2020 autonomous vehicles could alleviate the problem. But it could also do more damage in the long run. Some economists predict a job loss of 300,000 each year due to automation. There are over 3 million truckers in heavy truck and delivery positions, so could the demise of the trucker come sooner than later with such a large annual job loss rate? It might be too early to answer definitively; the time it takes for autonomous vehicles to become mainstream and to work their way into all applications could be years down the road. In the meantime drivers have the chance to retrain, retire, or re-think their place in an industry replete with self-driving trucks.
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SERVICE & MAINTENANCE: FLOWMAX DPF
What You Need to Know About Advanced DPF Cleaning
o you had a DPF Delete Kit installed, are shopping for one, or have thought about it and decided it’s not for you or your business. No matter the choice, you are not alone in the stress and feelings of isolation or desperation. Regardless of what configuration your diesel emissions system is in today, you will find valuable and relevant facts and information from those who are at the front lines of diesel emissions – enforcement, diagnostics, and maintenance. Should the following information challenge what you have heard before, it could indicate that it is time to source a more specialized emissions solutions provider. Those selling DPF Delete Kits state they have the best solution for your problem. Although they and others may think your problem is chronic emissions system failure, it is in fact a lack of access to technically sound and credible information. The trucking industry found this out early on when placing faith in those who had their logos on their engines and equipment. It did not mean they had the necessary expertise for successful failure analysis, specialized mainten-
ance strategies, or the best DPF Cleaning practices. The delete industry is no different and equally self serving. Often illusive, success does happen under the correct maintenance and support conditions. Although people say “DPF Failure” and often jump to just shooting the messenger, the truth is that a DPF does not “fail.” Failed engine parts and unaddressed coolant/oil contamination, can all cause progressive damage to emissions components. Because of this, deleting or tampering while also taking on real legal risks just because of a faulty injector or failing turbo makes no practical sense at all. Accepting that the engine and its systems must all be maintained and functioning in perfect condition at all times is a hard sell, which we acknowledge. We also recognize that this very demanding goal is the essential first step towards diesel emissions success. Emissions delete companies also play language games to make it appear they are operating legally with minimal risk to the customer. The truth is that any changes to ECM programming, even fuel mapping, is in contravention of the
law and subject to penalties under the Environmental Protection Act. Penalties can range from $420, a repair order, removal of plates, or in the most extreme repeat offence cases – a $50,000 fine and/or jail time. The marketing of “offroad only” means nothing during a roadside inspection and any tunes marketed as “compliant” are simply not. Passing a Drive Clean test and being system compliant are two different things, as compliance does not only relate to exhaust opacity but the Engine/Emissions
system configuration as verified. We provide expertise and solutions, NOT judgements. So, for those who have deleted and want to know how to get back in compliance, are thinking about deleting, or wish to get the upper hand on DPF failure prevention, we encourage you to contact us with your inquiries and for all your DPF Cleaning and parts sales needs. For more information call 613.342.9222, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.FlowMaxDPF.com.
SERVICE & MAINTENANCE: COMBUSTION TECHNOLOGIES USA
Diesel Fuel Gelling
iesel fuel gelling is a phenomenon that happens when the paraffin in diesel solidifies because of a drop in temperature. There are two important temperature points that come into play during gelling. First is the cloud point which is the point in temperature where paraffin wax finally begins to precipitate in the fuel. It is during the cloud point when the fuel starts to finally become cloudy. This usually happens at around 32 degrees. Next is the pour point or gel point. This is the stage where so much wax has already precipitated that the fuel no longer flows. This happens at around 15 degrees below cloud point. You’ll see a lot of tips on how to fix gelled diesel fuel. The easiest way of doing this is to take it to a shop and let it thaw by having it heated. The problem is a heated facility is not always available. For those who are into DIY, there are many ingenious tips on how to solve the gelled diesel fuel problem. The main idea is to warm the fuel tank. Some people advice putting a propane torpedo heater under the tank and putting bales of hay around the truck to retain the heat. Putting a tarp over the engine as it is being heated is another option. 14 February 2018
The second most recommended option of dealing with gelled fuel is to use an additive. Not only are they cost-effective and recommended; you can easily use them on your own as well. Often the problem isn’t only gelled fuel but also gelled fuel lines, fuel filters, and injector rails. Applying a quality fuel additive/conditioner such as CleanBoost® Sno-Cat™ can solve the problem. CleanBoost Sno-Cat is designed to work with #1 and #2 Diesel Fuels as well as B5 and B20 Bio-Diesels to reduce pour points and stop Gelling in cold weather climates. CleanBoost Sno-Cat is a unique blend of polymers combined with our CleanBoost Fuel Treatment formula to help lower the cold filter plug point of harder to treat diesel fuels. When winter hits, you may not have the time to thaw your equipment fuel lines and change out fuel filters. To prevent gelling or the formation of crystals, CleanBoost Sno-Cat has been specially formulated to provide maximum flow/pouring capabilities in diesel and biodiesel fuels. The advanced formulation provides superior performance to help prevent filter plugging in cold temperatures and to eliminate the problems associated with water present
in fuel. When dealing with a plugged system follow the following steps: 1. Pour Sno-Cat™ into the fuel tank. A good ratio is roughly an ounce to every 10 gallons of fuel remaining in the gelled tank. Using this much is usually not needed if you only want to prevent your fuel from gelling. However, this case is considered a more severe one because your fuel has already gelled. Take note that you need to have at least 2-4 ounces of the product left for the next step. 2. Remove the frozen diesel fuel filter and pour Sno-Cat™ directly on the filter element, see photo. Do the same to the filter housing as well. You will now start to hear the filter lines crack as the product starts to thaw these components. 3. Replace the filter element and housing and prime the diesel fuel system as recommended by the manufacturer. Wait for 30 minutes for Sno-Cat™ to work around the injector rails then start the engine afterwards. Using a fuel additive is a very easy answer to the question about how to fix gelled diesel fuel. At the end of the day, however, always remember that preventing the gelling of your fuel in the first
place is much more important and useful. You can easily do this by using winter blends and priming your fuel beforehand with a fuel conditioner like Sno-Cat™. Combustion is a private company based in Sandy, Utah that is a pioneer in proactive diesel maintenance solutions. Combustion is a leading developer and manufacturer of efficiency-improving fuel additives, engine oils, specialty chemicals and lubricants and mission critical filtration systems for a wide range of industries, including transportation, mining, power generation, construction, motorsports and oil and gas. For more information, visit www.combustionusa.com.
SERVICE & MAINTENANCE: BENDIX COMMERCIAL SYSTEMS
Bendix Tech Tips: Don’t Fall For Brake Maintenance Myths
nderstanding the Facts behind Common Wheel-End Service Misconceptions Can Help Fleets Optimize Braking Systems, Avoid Violations, and Improve Uptime In servicing commercial vehicle wheelends, fleets and operators sometimes rely on industry practices that are accepted, trusted – and may no longer be valid. Following is an edited version of the Bendix Tech Tips: Don’t Fall for Brake Maintenance Myths, from Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC and Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake LLC (BSFB), which addresses common misconceptions, offering the facts behind each to help industry professionals make sound decisions for wheel-end maintenance. The complete version can be found at www. bendix.com. “Long-held maintenance practices aren’t always best practices. Some are myths – around inspections, adjustments, and spec’ing replacement parts – and following them can cause problems in a vehicle’s most critical safety system,” said Keith McComsey, BSFB Director of Marketing and Customer Solutions. “During this year’s Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) International Roadcheck, nearly 25 percent of the vehicles inspected were placed out of service, and more than four out of 10 of those vehicles placed out of service were attributed to brake-related violations. That number can be reduced by recognizing and rethinking misconceptions around wheel-end maintenance.” Bendix outlines five of the most common misconceptions. MYTH: Air Disc Brakes Need to Be Inspected Only Once Yearly Fact: Air disc brakes (ADB) should be inspected at every preventive maintenance (PM) inspection. “Among their benefits, air disc brakes have extended service intervals for friction or rotor replacement when compared to
drum brakes, but this does not mean that ADB maintenance intervals get extended too,” McComsey said. “Inspecting at every preventive maintenance inspection is still required to make sure everything is in good working order – it’s this regular activity that contributes to the brake’s longevity. Most of these PM inspections do not even require removal of the wheel, making it a quick, easy process.” MYTH: Adjust Slacks at Every Inspection Fact: For fleets and drivers operating vehicles equipped with automatic slack adjusters (ASAs), do not manually adjust the ASA if the brake is beyond the stroke limit. Some technicians servicing drum brakes will adjust ASAs at every PM inspection. Properly installed, operating, and lubricated automatic slack adjusters should never need adjusting after the initial setup – aside from during brake relining. Therefore, Bendix emphasizes that an outof-adjustment ASA should never simply be manually adjusted to bring it back into adjustment. MYTH: More Aggressive Drum Brake Friction Will Last Longer Fact: It’s possible that drum brake friction meant for a higher gross axle weight rating than your vehicle’s may last longer, but it will also likely cause more drum wear and shorter drum life. And because it may provide more torque output, it could lead to problems with brake imbalance. Bendix advises spec’ing drum brake friction in line with your gross axle weight rating. There may be instances when a different friction is called for, but normally you should use the same rating as the axle. MYTH: Unless You Hear a Leak, There’s No Need to Inspect Brake Chambers Fact: You should inspect your brake chambers at every PM inspection. Making sure your chambers are working properly is essential to the safe operation of your braking system. Frequent and more thor-
ough inspections are required. In addition to listening for air leaks around the chamber, check for missing parts such as dust plugs, clevis, and clevis pins; look for obvious damage to the chamber, such as dents, corrosion, and bent pushrods; and check to make sure the chamber mounting is not loose. MYTH: All Brake Shoes Today Meet RSD Requirements Fact: Not all brake shoes meet federal Reduced Stopping Distance (RSD) regulations. The aftermarket provides many friction options for both air disc and drums. Not all replacement friction marketed as acceptable, however, will meet FMVSS-121 requirements defined at the time of a vehicle’s manufacture. This could therefore impact performance, including stopping distance and parking capability. When relining brakes on vehicles affected by federal stopping distance regulations, ask suppliers for evidence of compliance. However, the best way to maintain FMVSS-121 compliance is to maintain the original OEM performance to which it was tested. To maintain OEM perform-
ance, Bendix recommends that fleets and owner-operators replace friction with like-for-like components to maintain the original manufacturer’s braking performance levels – contributing to safer roads and reducing the risk of liability. Fleets may put themselves at risk if they choose a lower performing aftermarket friction that negatively impacts a vehicle’s braking performance or stopping distance. “Don’t leave anything to chance when it comes to replacement friction,” McComsey said. “An improper choice can result in reduced braking performance – in some cases, adding multiple car lengths to a stop – reducing safety and putting your drivers and the fleet at risk.” The complete Bendix Tech Tips series can be found in the Bendix multimedia center at knowledge-dock.com. Further instructional videos and interactive training on foundation drum brakes and friction are available at the Bendix On-Line Brake School, www.brake-school.com. For more information on wheel-end and air dryer maintenance, contact the Bendix Tech Team at 800.AIR.BRAKE and download Bendix Tech Tips at www. bendix.com.
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Tires & Wheels
By Jeffrey Parks, Managing Director, Retread Tire Association
Tires, Rubber, Waste, Reuse, & You BY JEFFREY PARKS
n these pages we’ve explored a lot of info about retreads, as it relates to our friends in the trucking industry. Let’s take a look at how the presence of two rubber companies in Ontario help to expand the economic benefits of retreading and recycling to you. It’s very clear that like all commodities, a tire used correctly, maintained properly, retreaded and recycled, is a greater benefit than a tire that is used once and thrown away. Each year more than 1 billion scrap tires are produced globally. During the average life of a tire, only about 20% of the rubber is used up, leaving a staggering 80% of the tire that needs somewhere to go. Surprisingly, there are relatively few uses for scrap tires besides retreading and recycling. Passenger tires in North America are retreaded on a very limited basis. We burn nearly half of them for their fuel value. Besides posing environmental air quality hazards, burning scrap rubber as TDF (Tire Derived Fuel) only recovers a small portion of the energy that went into making the
rubber that these tires contain. Two of our RTA member companies, Tyromer Inc. and AirBoss Rubber Compounding, are pioneering in the production of recycled rubber products in Ontario. Tyromer Inc. is a company established
to commercialize a rubber devulcanization technology to produce TDP, Tire Derived Polymer, by using scrap rubber in a non-chemical, environmentally friendly extrusion process. This TDP recycled product can then be mixed with new tire rubber to create new rubber compounds
for retreading. Under collaboration with the AirBoss Rubber Compounding facility in Kitchener Ontario, Tyromer implemented its commercial scrap tire rubber crumb devulcanization system to produce TDP for reuse in OTR tires. As consumers, we don’t always look at the numbers involved with the tires that we use. Let’s look at a few facts. One of the achievements in the TDP compounding process is substantial energy savings. For example, for every ton of Tyromer TDP product used, there is a savings of about 50 tons of greenhouse gas emissions, as opposed to the energy use for producing new, virgin rubber compounds. So how would this relate to your truck tires, your fleet, or your company’s commitment to finding cost savings and environmental benefits? How does a recycled rubber polymer benefit the guy at the end of the supply chain - the trucker, the driver who is on the road trying to get the most value from his retreaded tires, or any transportation or heavy equipment
operator who relies on OTR tires? Today, in partnership with Tyromer, AirBoss offers its customers an OTR retread compound made with 20% TDP. With a 20% recycled product in the mix you have reduced the need for just that much new tire rubber. For that 20%, there is tangible energy and cost savings. For the actual user, such as a truck driver, the properties of the TDP product are solid; the compound is generally very strong and can decrease the tires’ rolling resistance for more fuel efficiency. Also, related to the mileage and efficiency of the tire, TDP can hopefully affect a longer tire life. And obviously, the overall global benefit to the environment is a great gain by creating new material out of what is now basically considered waste. To see and appreciate the impact that this devulcanization innovation and TDP (Tire-Derived Polymer) can make, take a look at a video on the home page of Tyromer’s website at tyromer.com, or for more info contact Jon Visaisouk, Tyromer Inc. Director of Strategic Development at email@example.com.
TWEEL Airless Tire Now Available as Factory Option on All CASE Skid Steer Loader Models
reenville, South Carolina - Michelin North America, Inc., is partnering with CASE Construction Equipment to add the MICHELIN® 10N16.5 and 12N16.5 X® TWEEL® SSL as factory-approved/ supplied option for skid steers loaders. The single unit SSL airless radial tire will be available as an original-equipment (OE) option on all CASE skid steer loader models in 2018. The SSL All-Terrain version is designed for rugged off-road working conditions and, a viable option for industries such as construction, landscaping, and agriculture. “This is a win-win for TWEEL SSL and CASE customers,” said Justin Brock, Michelin Construction Segment Marketing Manager in North America. “Building relationships in the market is our goal. The market demand for Michelin X TWEEL SSL continues to increase. More and more end users are searching for solutions that reduce downtime. The TWEEL SSL provides the users this solution, without compromising key
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deliverables including traction, operator comfort and machine productivity. With uptime so crucial for customers, the MICHELIN X TWEEL provides an unparalleled solution.” The TWEEL offers the advantages of no maintenance, no compromise, no downtime - the X TWEEL SSL requires no air, thereby eliminating the risk of a “flat tire” and allowing users to stay in operation with limited downtime to maximize profitability and cost per hour from the solution. The X TWEEL SSL also delivers the advantages of easy mounting, damage resistance, exceptional operator comfort, reduced operator fatigue, improved productivity and longer wear life than standard pneumatic tires. The AT models feature a deep open tread design for excellent cleaning and traction, and a deep layer of undertread allows the core to be retread. For more information on the Michelin X TWEEL SSL, visit MichelinTWEEL.com. For more information on CASE skid steer loaders, visit CaseCE.com.
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Keeping Your Vehicles Clean
By Jack Jackson
What is the Cost to Wash Your Fleet?
n general, most companies don’t have a determined cost per wash per vehicle. Washing isn’t usually on anyone’s priority list until one day the management or one of your customers complains. Everyone scrambles and works with the team to figure out the best way to use the pressure washer or hunt the internet for other methods. As most people realize, no friction from a brush means cleaning without scrubbing. Cleaning really requires the proper soaps and chemicals with the proper amount of friction to ensure all dirt and grime is removed. Pressure blasting as close as you can will finally remove that squashed bug, but what does it do to the clear coat on your paint or the decals you paid to advertise your company. Today, more importantly than in the past, water, soap, environment and image are huge considerations. Washing usually happens in the last bay in the building, on weekends or at night by some power spray company or down the street at the public wash. These results are measured every day by your customers and employees.
We recently had one customer who had their business put into question by one of their customers, stating, “If you bring one more dirty truck in front of our company, I will go elsewhere.” Imagine your company image being so decimated by this statement. We were able to produce solutions for their 50 locations to ensure this would not happen again. In general, over 50% of companies wash with a pressure washer only. Since we have a database of thousands of customers and prospects, we have been able to collect such statistics. This would include those truck companies that say “Mother Nature” washes their vehicles, short form for “I wash very irregularly, if at all”. Are you getting your money’s worth for that image you want to portray? Are there other alternatives that can save money, improve efficiencies and improve the wash consistency? Only you know what your company’s expectations are. Water costs and environmental concerns are ruling the washing methods of the future. That is what will change the industry and truly add benefits to the
bottom line of your company’s image. Ask around the company and see what everyone thinks about your washing today. I would bet not many think about it and yet, there can be a bundle to save as well as improve your green image, let alone your public image on that travelling billboard. Determine your cost per wash and we can figure out what you are doing and what you need to do. I will break down
that method next month so you can work on figuring out your “cost per wash” to begin the next strategy of saving per wash. You can’t be efficient if you don’t know your cost. Jack Jackson is President of Awash (Ecowash) Systems Corp. Email: jjackson@ awashystems.com or call 1.800.265.7405. Visit our website www.awashsystems. com. North America’s leader in Fleet Washing Solutions.
By Brian Humphrey, OEM Technical Liaison
Challenging Oil Drain Intervals
ollowing the introduction of the API CK-4/FA-4 oil categories in December 2016, many fleet owners and operators have made the transition to the new heavy duty engine lubricants to reduce maintenance and fuel costs while extending their oil drain intervals. To showcase the benefits and efficiencies of its new API CK-4 oil product line to the industry, Petro-Canada Lubricants re-launched the DURON Challenge. This offers fleet owners a free trial of DURON for use in one or more of their vehicles, providing them with the opportunity to discover its exceptional performance and value, supported by expert oil analysis to demonstrate the tangible benefits it delivers. Oil analysis is a vital part of a regular maintenance schedule as it ensures that engines run with maximum efficiency to reduce running costs. Taking on the DURON challenge, Washington-based DLM Trucking was open to change and hoping to see how adopting a new engine oil might transform its business and bottom line. The company met
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CO-Energy, a Petro-Canada Lubricants distributor, and were eager to see the performance and value improvements that could be made to its fleet by using DURON products. DLM’s one year trial included four Kenworth trucks powered by PACCAR MX-13 and Caterpillar C-15 engines, and covered both heavy-haul and OTR (over the road) routes. DLM saw the results from the DURON Challenge almost immediately and were able to directly compare the performance of DURON against the competitor oil they had previously used for over 30 years: Drain intervals doubled* from 20,000 miles to 40,000 miles. Essentially no oil consumption in the first 20,000 miles using DURON. With DLM’s previous supplier, one gallon of oil was consumed within the first 12,000-14,000 miles. The engine oil’s Base Number (BN) at 20,000 miles was 2.5 times better with DURON than it had been with DLM’s previous oil. Resistance to oxidation and nitra-
tion, and viscosity retention also improved. The results were gathered through a rigorous testing and oil monitoring program where key aspects of oil performance were closely analyzed. “It’s been a long journey to get everyone on-board and supportive of a switch to a new oil provider, but Petro-Canada Lubricants and CO-Energy made the process feel like a real team effort. Their collaborative support and guidance at every step in the process has made this a great success. They prioritized the well-being of DLM and our operations. The results we have seen are remarkable – it doesn’t get any better than this!” commented Larry Slavens,
Operations Manager at DLM Trucking. The significant cost savings and extensions to oil drain intervals that can be obtained by transitioning to DURON API CK-4 heavy duty engine oil are clear. For fleet owners and operators ready to make a change, the DURON Challenge offers a free and no risk opportunity, supported by expert analysis, to discover the performance improvements that can be achieved. To find out more about the DURON challenge, please visit DURONChallenge.com. * Extending drain intervals should always be undertaken in conjunction with an oil analysis program. ™ Owned or used under license.
Business Insurance Matters
By Linda Colgan
Market Has Changed – With Force
f one did not heed to the threat of a hard insurance market the timer, along with all the bells and whistles, has sounded. The auto insurance markets have not been successful in shedding positive light on loss performance. This alternatively dictates where the auto premiums are going ~up! All transportation insurers are assessing profitability and taking stringent
action in altering the southbound direction of their loss ratios. If public profiles have deteriorated or have been poised in a negative state in the past, it will dramatically affect premiums, or even worse, a non renewal being presented. There will not be an insurer chasing an opportunity to write a risk with poor loss performance, particularly with a client
that does not embrace adequate safety and compliance cultures. The predictions for a hard insurance market starting in 2018 prematurely began in the latter part of 2017 for many. If safety and compliance is not a ritual within a firm it’s likely going to be reflected in the voice of the Insurer as the renewal date looms. Gather information well in
advance and discuss what options exist in the future. They may be limited. Linda Colgan has been an Insurance Broker in the transportation industry since 1986 and is Senior Account Executive with Bryson & Associates Insurance Brokers Ltd. To contact Linda call 416.809.3103 or feel free to email Linda at firstname.lastname@example.org.
FLO COMPONENTS LTD.
FLO Components Announces Final Winner in 40th Anniversary Giveaway Contest!
utomatic Greasing Systems specialist FLO Components Ltd.’s is pleased to announce the winner of the third and final draw in its 40th Anniversary Giveaway Contest. Gabriel Lopez, Marketing Specialist at FLO announced; “Thomas Steckel of Guelph, Ontario is the final lucky winner in our anniversary celebration contest. His name was drawn randomly from all eligible entries and he successfully answered a skill testing question.” Gabriel Lopez says, “This was the last of three Lubrication Product Packages
given away. People entered the contest by filling out the entry form on our website and following FLO’s Company page on LinkedIn. The first two draws took place on October 1 and November 1, 2017. The winners of each of those draws received a Lincoln 1884 PowerLuber & Lincoln 5900 PowerLock Coupler Pack.” As the winner of the third prize, Steckel had a choice of either the same PowerLuber & PowerLock Pack from the first two giveaways or a FLO Components “18-point Automatic Lubrication System in a box”, which according to Lopez is a complete automatic lubrication system kit capable of servicing up to 18 lubrication points on a piece of stationary
or mobile equipment in many applications. Steckel chose to receive the Lincoln 1884 PowerLuber & Lincoln 5900 PowerLock Coupler Pack. “The contest was a great success,” stated Lopez. “Once again we congratulate all the winners. The Lincoln PowerLuber series of grease guns is a great line and we know they will serve the winners well for years to come. We also would like to thank everyone who participated in the contest, all the Media who helped get the word out about the contest, and of course our sponsors – SKF Lubrication Business Unit.” To find out more about the contest or the prizes given away visit: www.flocomponents.com/40th/.
FLO Components Ltd. is a lubrication systems specialist and a leading supplier of “Total Lube Solutions” to major industrial manufacturers, food and beverage, trucking, mining, construction and road building companies and other heavy equipment users in Ontario. Established in Ontario in 1977, FLO uses application expertise and qualified service technicians to provide cost effective Solutions for all types of lubrication and fluid handling applications and help clients reduce unscheduled downtime and improve productivity. For more information, call us: 800.668.5458, e-mail us: email@example.com, visit our web site: www. flocomponents.com.
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VOCATIONAL PRODUCTS & SERVICES DIRECTORY The Products & Services Directory is your direct route to professional companies serving the Vocational & Trucking Market across Canada. Include your company in the directory by contacting Barb Woodward by phone at 613.965.6770, fax at 613.965.6737 or email at Barb@woodwardpublishing.com. Visit us online at www.woodwardpublishing.com. ACCOUNTING, TAX & BOOKKEEPING
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AUTOMATED LUBRICATION SYSTEMS
Cross Border Services
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FLO Components Ltd.
Toll Free: 905.767.5458
“For Total Lube Solutions, Go With the FLO!”
50 Admiral Blvd. Mississauga, ON L5T 2W1 Toll Free: 800.668.5458 Tel: 905.671.2355 Fax: 905.671.2358 firstname.lastname@example.org www.flocomponents.com
Balanced Pennies Bookkeeping For all your bookkeeping needs contact us today
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C-TPAT, FAST, PIP, CSA, SCAC, MC, DOT, CVOR, NEXUS, Bonding, Training Programs & Seminars.
Ramanjeet Tung Professional Corporation
Burlington, ON L7M 4A3
14715-116th Avenue Edmonton, AB T5M 3E8 Toll Free: 800.661.8826 Tel: 780.453.5105 Fax: 780.452.3555 firstname.lastname@example.org www.patsdriveline.com
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Danatec Educational Services Ltd. “Changing the way you train since 1985. Canada’s leading provider of TDG Training & Services”
Ramanjeet Tung Professional Corporation is a Chartered Accountant firm that provides full accounting, bookkeeping, payroll, Notice to Reader (NTR), Review Engagements, personal and corporate tax preparation & planning and business advisory services to private enterprises, owner managed business and self employed individuals.
201-11450 29th Street SE
8 Brewster Road, Suite 212 Brampton, ON L6T 5B7 Tel: 647.261.6981 email@example.com www.accountingbyca.com
AUTOMATED LUBRICATION SYSTEMS
Tel: 403.232.6950 Fax: 403.232.6952
Wilson Instruments Ltd. The Anti-Idling Experts
43 Crowe Bay Heights, RR 2 Campbellford, ON K0L 1L0 Tel: 705.653.2403 Fax: 705.653.5560 WilsonInstruments@sympatico.ca www.wilsoninstrumentsltd.com
A proud Canadian manufacturer of quality Heavy Duty &
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& Custom-made clutches including our own Torque Master Clutches.
Service, Experience, Technology, Innovation!
386 Steeles Avenue East, Unit 2 Milton, ON L9T 1Y4 Tel: 905.878.7161 firstname.lastname@example.org www.autogreaser.com or www.seti-imports.com
automotive clutches since 1980. Specializing in Heavy Duty
81 Northline Road Toronto, ON M4B 3E9 Toll Free: 800.677.9038 Tel: 416.759.2245 Fax: 416.759.5890 email@example.com www.filmorautomotive.com
DPF Cleaning Specialists
Resurfacing all types of flywheels and repairing lugs. A brakes, clutch forks, drive lugs, release bearings, pilot
6950 Kenderry Gate Mississauga, ON L5T 2S7 Toll Free: 877.670.3426 Tel: 905.670.3426 Fax: 905.670.3436 firstname.lastname@example.org www.keehumanresources.com
CompliancyPlus When you outsource your administrative responsibilities to COMPLIANCYPLUS +, we can effectively reduce your cost for E.L.D. Maintenance and Administration, increase Driver H.O.S. compliance, and save you money.
198 College Street East Belleville, ON K8N 2V7 Toll Free Tel: 844.635.7587 Tel: 613.779.0393 email@example.com www.compliancyplus.ca EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
The Cleaning and Maintenance of your DPF and DOC is our only Business.
5325 Outer Drive Windsor, ON N9A 6J3 Tel: 519.737.6005 Fax: 519.737.0005 — 1225 Aerowood Drive
good line of clutch related components including clutch
“Your Goals Are Our Priority.”
P. O. Box 402, 140 Market Drive
Fil-Mor Automotive & Clutch Products Ltd.
Kee Human Resources
Beka-Lube Products Inc.
DRIVER SERVICES, RECRUITMENT & EMPLOYMENT
ITR Canada Inc. Milton, ON L9T 4Y9
#1, 7337 Pacific Circle Mississauga, ON L5T 1V1 Toll Free: 877.438.3155 Tel: 905.564.3155 Fax: 905.564.3166 firstname.lastname@example.org www.patsdriveline.com
Calgary, AB T2Z 3V5
Toll Free: 888.812.0099
2830 Argentia Road, Unit 9 Mississauga, ON L5N 8G4 Toll Free: 888.862.7461 Tel: 905.821.1050 Fax: 905.858.0597 email@example.com www.beka-lube.com
Toll Free: 800.465.3366
“BEKA is Canada’s leading brand of automatic lubrication systems for industrial, over-the-road and off-road applications. All BEKA products are designed with the durability required for harsh environments found on trucks, agricultural and construction machinery.”
Pat’s Driveline “Over 35 years of Driveline Manufacturing Expertise”
1450 Headon Road, PO Box 93005
— AUXILIARY HEATING & A/C SYSTEMS SALES & SERVICE
Mississauga, ON L4W 1B9 Tel: 905.282.1255 Fax: 905.282.0034
bushings/bearings, master/slave cylinders, flywheels and
Carmen Transportation We are a family-oriented business looking to hire Company Drivers and select O/O for cross-border and Ontario/Quebec runs. We offer competitive compensation, bridge & fuel cards and Pre-pass transponders.
3700 Weston Road Toronto, ON M9L 2Z4 Toll Free: 866.857.5166 Tel: 416.667.9700 Fax: 416.667.8272 firstname.lastname@example.org www.carmentransportation.com
FACTORING, FINANCE & FOREIGN EXCHANGE
The Rosedale Group Dynamic Freight Solutions Inc. Dynamic Freight Solutions Inc. is the asset-based affiliate of North American Logistics providing transportation solutions to Canada and the United States, specializing in daily trips in and out of the Eastern Seaboard of the United States. Dynamic Freight Solutions features heated and tailgate trailers for temperature control or special moves such as furniture or store fixtures.
49 Simpson Road Bolton, ON L7E 2R6 Tel: 905.951.5487 Contact: Don Branston Cell: 416.528.5849 email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
“As a transportation and warehousing service provider since 1969, The Rosedale Group, has a proud history of meeting the industry-specific requirements of our customers. We, as a company, have a fundamental belief that our people make the difference in how we consistently deliver total customer satisfaction.”
6845 Invader Crescent Mississauga, ON L5T 2B7 Toll Free: 855.721.3962 Tel: 905.670.0057 Fax: 844.314.5953 email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org www.rosedalegroup.ca —
Walmart Fleet Get on the road to success with the world’s largest retailer.
107 Bellevue Drive, Box 1450 Belleville, ON K8N 5J1 Toll Free: 800.267.1888 Tel: 613.961.5144 Fax: 613.961.1255 or 888.485.6487
6800 Maritz Drive Mississauga, ON L5W 1W2 Tel: 905.670.9966 Ext. 60401 Fax: 905.795.4186 email@example.com ENGINE PERFORMANCE SYSTEMS
Kelsey Trail Trucking Ltd. We are your “one-stop” total logistics solutions provider since 1981. We have been helping companies get maximum results at exceptional value. Our flat deck long haul services are a key link in any efficient supply chain. LTL, FTL, over dimensional and weight-permitted shipments across Canada. All of our trucks are equipped with a GPS system. We strategically designed our company to be your edge. Experience it today!
2246 Bowman Street Innisfil, ON L9S 3V5 Toll Free: 888.564.8161 Tel: 705.436.6713 Fax: 705.436.9705 firstname.lastname@example.org www.kelseytrail.com
Toll Free: 800.263.0664 Tel: 905.501.5000 Fax: 905.501.0395 CanadaSales@JDFactors.com www.JDFactors.com
“Same-day and weekend funding, customized personal service, equipment leasing.”
Leamington, ON N8H 3Y5
Arthur J. Gallagher Canada Limited
Toll Free: 877.653.9426
Package policies for both local and long haul fleets.
120 South Town Centre Blvd. Markham, ON L6G 1C3 Toll Free: 800.267.6670 Tel: 905.479.6670 email@example.com ajgcanada.com
176 Seacliff Drive West
Fax: 855.295.6605 firstname.lastname@example.org
FASTENERS, FITTINGS, HOSE & SHOP MAINTENANCE SUPPLIES
Empire Hydrogen’s Fuel Enhancement System splits distilled water into Hydrogen and Oxygen. A small amount of these accelerant gases flow into the air intake of any diesel engine, reducing fuel consumption and GHG’s by 10% to 20% and diesel particulates, DPF regen cycles and cleaning by 67%.
7-10189 McDonald Park Road Sydney, BC V8L 5X5 Tel: 778.426.0911 Andrew@EmpireHydrogen.com www.empirehydrogen.com FACTORING, FINANCE & FOREIGN EXCHANGE
Multi-Line Fastener Supply Company Ltd. “Serving fastener needs for Industrial, Automotive & Maintenance Trades.”
1100 Courtney Park Dr. E., Unit 5 Mississauga, ON L5T 1L7 Tel: 905.677.5088 Fax: 905.677.4917 email@example.com www.multilinefasteners.com FLEET MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE
Accutrac Capital Solutions Inc. “Accutrac provides cash flow solutions structured specifically for the freight and trucking industry. We’ve made factoring easy to understand and affordable with one low cost, all in. Qualification is easy and funding is available same day.”
74 Mississaga Street East Orillia, ON L3V 1V5 Toll Free: 866.531.2615 Toll Free Fax: 866.531.2651 Bruce@accutraccapital.com www.AccutracCapital.com —
2 Director Court, Unit 102 Woodbridge, ON L4L 3Z5 Toll Free: 888.393.2826 Tel: 416.498.5017 ext 213 Toll Free Fax: 877.498.6165 firstname.lastname@example.org www.execucor.com
At Baird MacGregor you are under our shield of protection. We are known throughout the business community for our commitment to acountabilty, consistency, innovation and excellence in all that we do. We have specialized in providing cost-effective insurance and unique risk management solutions since 1979.
825 Queen Street East Toronto, ON M4M 1H8 Toll Free: 800.263.3030 Tel: 416.778.8000 • Fax: 416.778.4492 email@example.com www.bairdmacgregor.com
Fleet Harmony Inc. PO Box 415 Trenton, NS B0K 1X0 Tel: 902.775.0825
Bryson & Associates Insurance Brokers Ltd.
“It’s not what you pay: it’s what your GET for what you pay.
Transportation, Logistics, Cargo, Fleet Safety Management Services & Bonds.”
Toll Free: 844.527.6669
Execucor Financial Limited We are one of the oldest lease brokerage firms in Canada. We have been providing financial solutions that work for businesses, large and small, from Coast to Coast since 1983.
Baird MacGregor Insurance Brokers LP
FUEL ADDITIVES & LUBRICANTS
Siemens Transportation Group Inc.
P.O. Box 7290 Saskatoon, SK S7K 4J2 Toll Free: 888.878.9585 Fax: 306.668.5849 firstname.lastname@example.org www.siemenstransport.com
Empire Hydrogen Energy Systems Inc.
Siemens Transportation Group Inc. spans across North America. As an international, family-owned operation, it encompasses specialized transportation companies for a total supply chain solution. These companies range from international Truckload, Less Than Truckload service, International Flat Deck service, Ground Courier service and Warehouse Distribution service
2830 Argentia Road, Unit 9 Mississauga, ON L5N 8G4 Toll Free: 888.862.7461 Tel: 905.821.1050 Fax: 905.858.0597 email@example.com www.beka-lube.com
Liquid Capital Midwest Corp.
English or Punjabi Call Monty at 800.267.1888 or 613.961.5144 extn 123
315 Matheson Blvd. East Mississauga, ON L4Z 1X8
Beka-Lube Products Inc. “Providing a selection of hand-held grease guns from the world-leading MATO application hardware. It delivers safe, reliable and environmentally-friendly handling of lubricants. Operators are able to apply grease precisely to the zerks or surfaces, but without the residual mess long associated with the lubricating process.”
International Truckload Services Inc.
J D Factors
Toll Free: 800.661.5196 Tel: 905.426.8787 • Fax:`905.426.4959 firstname.lastname@example.org www.brysoninsurance.ca
— Bennetts Power Service Products P. O. Box 51016, RPO Tyndall Park Winnipeg, MB R2X 3C6 Toll Free: 877.778.4440 Tel: 204.694.1777 Fax: 204.633.0133 email@example.com www.powerservice.ca
Canadian Insurance Brokers Inc. 1 Eglinton Ave. East, Suite 415 Toronto, ON M4P 3Z1 Tel: 416.486.0951 • Fax: 416.489.5311 firstname.lastname@example.org • www.cibi.ca February 2018 21
PERMITS, LICENCING & DRUG TESTING
ONTARIO – WHITBY
Erb and Erb Insurance Brokers Ltd. What you want to protect the most. We protect the best!
818 Victoria Street North Kitchener, ON N2B 1C3 Toll Free: 800.265.2634 Tel: 519.579.4270 Fax: 519.741.1977 email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org www.erb-erb.com
Palmer Atlantic Insurance Ltd. One of Canada’s leading Trucking Insurance and Risk Services Brokers, specializing in coverage for local and long haul fleets and owner-operators. Check out our website to learn more about how we can help you today!
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HUB International Ontario Ltd. Transportation Insurance
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HUB International Ontario Ltd. Transportation Insurance
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Aird & Berlis LLP Aird & Berlis is a recognized as both a pioneer and a leader in transportation law. We provide strategic legal and business advice to companies operating in or servicing the transportation sector in Canada. Our range of expertise includes border security, customs compliance and enforcement, carrier safety, licensing and suspension, labour and employment, M&A, independent operator and tax matters.
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Captive Employee & Owner-Operator Benefits for Groups
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Catalys Lubricants 7483, Progress Way Delta BC V4G 1E7 Toll Free: 855.946.4226 Tel: 604.946.4226 Fax: 604-946-1499 firstname.lastname@example.org www.catalyslubricants.ca ON-BOARD SCALES
Left L ane Associates Left Lane Associates is a logistics only advisory firm that specializes in growth strategies, both organic and through mergers & acquisitions (buying & selling) of other logistics companies. Monetize your business today!
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CLERAL is an onboard scale for trucks manufacturer since 1995. Leader in onboard weighing systems for all suspension types. More precision, easier to use, and at a more than affordable price.
90 des Distributeurs Val d’Or, QC J6P 6Y1 Tel: 855.824.1151 Fax: 819.824.9463 email@example.com www.cleral.com
QUÉBEC – EAST
Crevier Lubricants 2320, rue de a Métropole Longueuil, QC J4G 1E6 Toll Free: 800.363.0590 Tel: 450.679.8866 Fax: 450.679.5818 firstname.lastname@example.org lubricants.crevier.ca ONTARIO – LONDON
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Case ‘N Drum Oil
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3462 White Oak Road London ON N6E 2Z9 Toll Free: 800.265.7642 Tel: 519.681.3772 Fax: 519.681.4680 firstname.lastname@example.org www.cndoil.ca
Celebrating 15 Years in Business! Our team is very well known for their MTO & DOT Audit Support, Authorities, IRP, Fuel & Mileage Taxes, Drug & Alcohol Testing Center
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PERMITS & SERVICES
C.U.T.C. Inc. Serving the Transportation industry since 1989.
1295 Crois Carol Laval, QC H7W 1G3 Toll Free: 866.927.8294 Tel: 450.687.8294 Fax: 450.687.6963 firstname.lastname@example.org www.cutcinc.ca RUST PREVENTIVE PRODUCTS
Stability Pads At Stability Pads we are committed to offering quality RV stabilizer jack pads, crane outrigger pads and multifunctional stability pads while ensuring everyone access to a safe and affordable product.
Licenced in Ontario Only.
Fleet-Tax Services Inc.
Truck Parking Available
On-Board weighing systems for the trucking industry.
22 February 2018
1115 Midway Blvd. Mississauga, ON L5T 2C1 Tel: 647.945.1010
Vulcan On-Board Scales
Providing innovative insurance solutions & unparalleled risk management support. Talk to one of Newman’s dedicated Transportation Insurance Specialists to get the right coverage at a competitive price.
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Jones Deslauriers Insurance Management Inc. 2375 Skymark Avenue Mississauga, ON L4W 1Y6 Toll Free: 877.232.9996 Tel: 416.240.5695 Fax: 416.259.7178 firstname.lastname@example.org www.jdimi.com
730 Permit Services Inc. Established in 1992, our experts have detailed knowledge of the filing systems for permits, accounting and audits.
HUB International Ontario Ltd.
We offer solutions for avid RV’ers and campers, heavy equipment owners and operators looking to improve the safety and stability of any project or endeavor.
3110-80 th Avenue SE Calgary, AB T2C 1J3 Tel: 403.919.3950 email@example.com www.stabilitypads.com
Krown Corporate “Krown offers a superior line of rust inhibiting products and body maintenance programs to help keep your trucks on the road.”
35 Magnum Drive Schomberg, ON L0G 1T0 Toll Free: 800.267.5744 Tel: 905.939.8750 Fax: 905.939.8710 firstname.lastname@example.org www.krown.com
SHOP LUBRICATION EQUIPMENT
TRAILER MANUFACTURERS [ TANKERS ]
For Traction locations see page 26
Flo Components Ltd.
Bedard Tankers Inc.
Grease & oil pumps, hose reels, meters, control valves – all the necessary components to safely store, dispense and track your service shop’s bulk fluids.
Leader in Dry Bulk, Liquid, Liquefied Compressed Gas & Cryogenic Road Tanker Trailers.
50 Admiral Blvd. Mississauga, ON L5T 2W1 Toll Free: 800.668.5458 Tel: 905.671.2355 Fax: 905.671.2358 email@example.com www.flocomponents.com
5785 Place Turcot Montreal, QC H4C 1V9 Tel: 514.937.1670 • Fax: 514.937.2190 firstname.lastname@example.org www.bedardtankers.com TRAILER SALES, LEASING, RENTALS & SERVICE
Fort Garry Industries Proud distributors of Lode-King, Midland Manufacturing, Landoll and more.
TARPS & TARPING SYSTEMS
Load Covering Solutions Ltd.
Transcourt Tank Leasing
“Keeping You Covered”
Toll Free: 888.407.3830 Contacts:
5499 Harvester Road Burlington, ON L7L 5V4 Toll Free: 800.465.8277 Tel: 905.335.2012 Fax: 905.335.8499 www.loadcoveringsolutions.com TOWING SERVICES
TRUCK ACCESSORIES, PARTS & SUPPLIES
ONTARIO & MANITOBA Mike Trianos email@example.com
EASTERN CANADA (Quebec & Atlantic Provinces) Julie Thibaudeau firstname.lastname@example.org Toll Free: 844.322.8360
Fort Garry Industries 5350-72nd Avenue SE Calgary, AB T2C 4X5 Toll Free: 800.661.3126 Tel: 403.236.9712 Fax: 403.236.7249 email@example.com www.fortgarryindustries.com EDMONTON
Fort Garry Industries 16230-118th Avenue NW Edmonton, AB T5V 1C6 Toll Free: 800.663.9366 Tel: 780.447.4422 Fax: 780.447.3289 firstname.lastname@example.org www.fortgarryindustries.com GRANDE PRAIRIE
Fort Garry Industries 10610-82nd Avenue Clairmont, AB T8X 5G9 Toll Free: 866.424.5479 Tel: 780.402.9864 Fax: 780.402.8659 email@example.com www.fortgarryindustries.com LLOYDMINSTER
Fort Garry Industries
A Towing Service Ltd. Servicing GTA, Ontario and USA.
Fort Garry Industries
Kevin Quick firstname.lastname@example.org TRANSPORTATION TRAINING
A company you can count on!
185 Bartley Drive Toronto, ON M4A 1E6 Toll Free: 800.773.7952 Tel: 416.656.4000 Fax: 416.656.3065 email@example.com www.atowing.ca
Kee Training Academy “Your Goals Are Our Priority.”
6950 Kenderry Gate Mississauga, ON L5T 2S7 Toll Free: 877.670.3426 Tel: 905.670.3426 • Fax: 905.670.3436 firstname.lastname@example.org www.keehumanresources.com TRUCK & TRAILER REPAIRS
Abrams Towing “Service Across Ontario”
For TruckPro locations see page 27
24 Hour Heavy Towing
Black Ice Towing 24 Hour Heavy, Medium & Light Duty Towing & Recovery. Tilt and Load & Float Services. Licenced Mechanic on Staff. Serving Parry Sound to Sudbury & Surrounding areas.
423 Hwy 69 Britt, ON P0G 1A0 Tel: 705.774.3224 email@example.com www.blackicetowing.com
170 Queens Drive Red Deer, AB T4P 0R5 Toll Free: 866.297.0022 Tel: 403.343.1383 Fax: 403.347.8275 firstname.lastname@example.org www.fortgarryindustries.com MANITOBA
Fort Garry Industries 1440 Highland Avenue Brandon, MB R7C 1A7 Toll Free: 866.883.6120 Tel: 204.571.5980 Fax: 204.571.5982 email@example.com www.fortgarryindustries.com WINNIPEG
C-112 Fielding Road Lively, ON P3Y 1L5 Toll Free: 866.328.7725 Tel: 705.222.1042 firstname.lastname@example.org www.fortgarryindustries.com THUNDER BAY
Fort Garry Industries 915 Walsh Street West Thunder Bay, ON P7E 4X5 Toll Free: 800.465.5044 Tel: 807.577.5724 Fax: 807.475.9033 email@example.com www.fortgarryindustries.com SASKATCHEWAN
Fort Garry Industries 1523 Ross Avenue East Regina, SK S4N 7E5 Toll Free: 800.552.8044 Tel: 306.757.5606 Fax: 306.781.7926 firstname.lastname@example.org www.fortgarryindustries.com SASKATOON
Fort Garry Industries 3455 Miners Avenue Saskatoon, SK S7K 7K9 Toll Free: 800.772.4599 Tel: 306.242.3465 Fax: 306.933.4850 email@example.com www.fortgarryindustries.com
Magnum Trailer & Equipment Magnum Trailer & Equipment offers a full line of aluminum aftermarket truck accessories. From moose bumpers to cab guards, tool boxes and more, we can handle all of your truck accessory needs! “Magnum Means More”.
31632 Marshall Road, Unit 1 Abbotsford, BC V2T 6B1 Toll Free: 800.661.3406 Tel: 604.855.3866 Fax: 604.855.3866 firstname.lastname@example.org www.magnumtrailer.com
Fort Garry Industries
Toll Free: 888.667.5438 • Tel: 416.398.9474 www.abrams.ca TOWING SERVICES
Fort Garry Industries
5701-63rd Avenue Lloydminster, AB T9V 3B8 Toll Free: 800.661.9709 Tel: 780.875.9115 Fax: 780.875.1403 email@example.com www.fortgarryindustries.com RED DEER
TRUCK ACCESSORIES, PARTS & SUPPLIES
M.T.T. Repair Services Inc. M.T.T. Repair Services Inc. is a family owned and operated business that has been providing quality repairs and services since 1975. We operate out of a 14,000 square foot building with eleven bays including a truck and trailer paint bay and two sandblasting bays. M.T.T. Repair Services currently employs trailer mechanics, welders, body men and painters. We are also an accredited vehicle inspection station that allows us to conduct annual safety inspections to all of your trailers.
1868 Drew Road Mississauga, ON L5S 1J6 Tel: 905.677.2771 • Fax: 905.677.2774 firstname.lastname@example.org www.mttrepair.com
2525 Inkster Blvd. Winnipeg, MB R2R 2Y4 Toll Free: 800.282.8044 Tel: 204.632.8261 Fax: 204.956.1786 email@example.com www.fortgarryindustries.com ONTARIO
Fort Garry Industries 731 Gana Court Mississauga, ON L5S 1P2 Toll Free: 888.456.6567 Tel: 905.564.5404 Fax: 905.564.8455 firstname.lastname@example.org www.fortgarryindustries.com
Minimizer Minimizer has been in business for over 30 years. If it’s on/in a heavy duty truck and can be made of polymers, Minimizer is the brand most trusted.We have the only lifetime guarantee in the industry with products proven where it matters most – on trucks & trailers.
500 Minimizer Way S.E. Blooming Prairie, MN 55917 Toll Free: 800.248.3855 Tel: 507.583.2112 Fax: 507.583.7540 email@example.com www.minimizer.com February 2018 23
Gin-Cor Industries 5151 Hwy 17 West Mattawa, ON P0H 1V0 Toll Free 866.628.8292 Tel: 705.744.5543 Fax: 705.744.2943 firstname.lastname@example.org www.gincor.com TRUCK CUSTOMIZING
Quality Collision Centre Quality Collision Centre has been providing superior collision & body work for heavy trucks, trailers & cars since 1979. When you bring your vehicle in to Quality Collision Centre, you can be assured of timely turnaround, expert repairs & complete satisfaction.
12 Clarke Blvd., Brampton, ON L6W 1X3 Tel: 905.451.8550 Fax: 905.451.7627 email@example.com www.qualitycollision.ca TRUCK DELIVERY
Drive Star Shuttle System Ltd. Providing “drive-away” and “tow-away” services to the class 6, 7 and 8 truck markets in both Canada and the United States.
1625 Stone Church Road East Hamilton, ON L8W 3Y5 Toll Free: 866.378.7827 Tel: 289.285.3000 firstname.lastname@example.org www.drivestardelivers.com TRUCK EQUIPMENT
Fort Garry Industries Sales and NSM certified installation of snow plows, sanders, mixers, dump bodies and more. email@example.com www.fortgarryindustries.com
TRUCK EXHAUST SALES & SERVICE
The Truck Exhaust Place Since 1982 we have been a one stop exhaust shop for the trucking industry as well as the heavy duty exhaust needs of industrial, farming, manufacturers and mining industry. We have been helping fleets, owner-operators, brokers, truck repair facilities, municipalities and manufactures get their equipment up and running and their trucks back on the road with minimal down time.
1365 Bonhill Road Mississauga, ON L6T 1M1 Toll Free: 800.385.8801 Tel: 905.670.0100 • Fax: 905.670.8128 firstname.lastname@example.org www.totalexhaust.com
Grote Industries, Co. Known for innovation, ethical business practices, and a strong commitment to providing quality products and service. Grote Industries is one of the world’s leading manufacturers and marketers of vehicle lighting and safety systems.
230 Travail Road Markham, ON L3S 3J1 Toll Free: 800.268.5612 Tel: 905.209.9744 Toll Free Fax: 800.267.9024 Fax: 905.209.9757 email@example.com www.grote.com
TRUCK TRANSMISSIONS, DIFFERENTIALS & PTO’S
EDMONTON 14811-116th Avenue Edmonton, AB T5M 3E8 Toll Free: 800.661.8825 Tel: 780.452.6933 Fax: 780.455.8612 firstname.lastname@example.org www.gearcentre.com NEW BRUNSWICK
Surgenor Truck Group Eastern Ontario/Western Quebec’s largest group of independent truck dealerships has built a reputation as durable as the brands that we sell and lease. The Surgenor Truck Group includes two Truck Centres, one in Ottawa, & one in Kingston, as well as 4 service affiliates (Belleville, Gatineau & 2 in Cornwall) providing regularly scheduled maintenance as well as on-call 24/7 for roadside assistance, & parts delivery. 261 Binnington Court Kingston, ON K7M 9H2 Toll Free: 877.548.1101 Tel: 613.548.1100 Fax: 613.548.4990 Mike.Gallant@SurgenorTruck.com www.surgenortruck.com
MONCTON Unit 5, 191 Henri Dunant Street Moncton, NB E1E 1E4 Toll Free: 844.701.GEAR Tel: 506.855.GEAR Fax: 506.859.GEAR email@example.com www.gearcentre.com ONTARIO
MISSISSAUGA #3, 7337 Pacific Circle Mississauga, ON L5T 1V1 Toll Free: 844.564.8998 Tel: 905.564.899 Fax: 905.564.6284 firstname.lastname@example.org www.gearcentre.com TRUCK WASH SYSTEMS
TRUCK TRANSMISSIONS, DIFFERENTIALS & PTO’S
Awash Systems Corp. Automatic Wash Systems & Water Treatment Recycling Systems customized to your requirements. SWS Safety Warning Systems A quality North American Manufacturer since 1969, SWS Warning Lights Inc. is known for innovation, service and high qulity safety warning lights. We look to constantly progress as a company so we can provide you with the best built lights for your fleet. 7695 Blackburn Parkway Niagara Falls, ON L2H 0A6 Toll Free: 877.357.0222 Tel: 905.357.0222 • Fax: 905.357.9122 email@example.com www.swscanada.com TRUCK SALES, LEASING, PARTS & SERVICE
Gerry’s Truck Centre “Your Complete Transportation Business Partner.”
480 Grays Road, Hamilton, ON L8E 2Z4 Toll Free: 800.461.2495 Tel: 905.578.4303 • Fax: 905.578.4381 firstname.lastname@example.org www.aaexhaust.com
FREDERICTON 14 Millennium Drive Fredericton NB E3C 2N8 Toll Free: 888.339.7344 Tel: 506.459.1204 Fax: 506.454.1376 email@example.com www.lounsburytruck.com
TRUCK LIGHTING & ACCESSORIES
TRUCK EXHAUST SALES & SERVICE
A & A Exhaust Systems A one-stop total exhaust and emission solution provider. Our products, services and manufacturing abilities enable us to provide our customers with the highest standards in exhaust parts and services.
TRUCK SALES, LEASING, PARTS & SERVICE
4049 Eastgate Cres. London, ON N6L 1B7 Toll Free: 800.363.4380 Tel: 519.652.2100 Fax: 519.652.6593 firstname.lastname@example.org www.gerrystrucks.com
C & R Transmission Service Ltd. Your Complete Driveline Service Center. Authorized Allison Overhaul & Maintenance Dealer. Large Inventory of the Most Popular Clutches, Transmissions & Differentials. FactoryTrained Rebuilders & 9 Service Bays.
13 Anderson Blvd. Stouffville, ON L4A 7X4 Toll Free: 888.297.0682 Tel: 905.642.4556 Fax: 905.642.2293 email@example.com www.crtransmission.com
19 Community Avenue, Unit 2 Stoney Creek, ON L8E 2X9 Toll Free: 800.265.7405 Tel: 905.662.2662 Fax: 888.407.9498 firstname.lastname@example.org www.awashsystems.com USED OIL FURNACES & BOILERS [SALES & SERVICE]
Maximum Powertrain We specialize in rebuilding ALL makes of High Quality Differentials, Transmissions, Mid-Range and Steering Gears. We offer competitive price on all units sold. We have all ratios and models in stock! Fast, Honest and Reliable Service! We pick up and deliver! 116 Orenda Road, Unit 7 Brampton, ON L6W 3W6 Tel: 647.629.8035 Fax: 289.752.4565 email@example.com www.maximumpowertrain.com
De-On Supply Inc. DSI is the world’s largest distributor and service provider for Clean Burn, the largest seller of used oil furnaces & boilers. Clean Burn stands head & shoulders above the competition due to its innovative technology and quality manufacturing. Sale & Service from Coast to Coast. 1595 Lobsinger Line, R.R.#1 Waterloo, ON N2J 4G8 Toll Free: 800.824.4115 Toll Free Fax: 888.626.7843 firstname.lastname@example.org www.deonsupply.com VEHICLE DELIVERY
Lounsbury Heavy-Duty Truck Centre Texis Truck Exhaust “Diesel Performance Specialists”
1850 Gage Court Mississauga, ON L5S 1S2 Toll Free: 800.267.4740 Tel: 905.795.2838 Fax: 905.678.3030 email@example.com www.texisexhaust.com 24 February 2018
Truck Sales, Parts, Service, Body Shop Repairs, Radiator Sales & Recore along with the latest in Hunter Alignment Technology for all makes and models. Two locations in New Brunswick to serve you.
MONCTON 725 St. George Blvd. Moncton, NB E1E 2C2 Toll Free: 800.561.7782 Tel: 506.857.4345 Fax: 506.857.4346
CALGARY 7170 Blackfoot Trail SE Calgary, AB T2H 2M1 Toll Free: 800.661.1378 Tel: 403.252.3880 Fax: 403.252.6308 firstname.lastname@example.org www.gearcentre.com
Compass Vehicle Delivery Inc. All types of vehicles delivered across North America, which includes specializing in fleet relocation. P.O. Box 265 Stn. Main 16693 Old Hwy 2 Trenton, ON K8V 5R5 Toll Free: 888.992.9676 Tel: 613.392.9676 email@example.com www.compassvehicledelivery.com
Left Lane Associates
By Mike McCarron
Good Companies Are Not Sold
ou decided it’s time to get out of the rat race. It’s going to be a lot more fun chasing golf balls than truckloads. You ﬁgure that selling your company should be no different than selling your house. Hire an agent (investment banker), write a fancy-dancy presentation and create an auction to jack up the price. Before you pitch the “For Sale” sign into the front lawn, think of the message your decision to sell will send to employees, customers and potential suitors (words like “desperate,” “giving up” and “risky” come to mind). Want to scare away your company’s key stakeholders at the worst possible time? Tell them you’re heading for the hills. Good companies don’t get sold, they get bought. You’ll never get top dollar for a business that’s on the auction block. It’s nearly impossible to negotiate the best deal once you’ve played your hand
and told the world you’re throwing in the towel. The eBay mentality works when you’re selling autographed hockey sweaters, not companies. The best deals will always happen when someone comes knocking on your door. My suggestion is that you take the following steps and get ready to answer that door when you least expect it: BUILD YOUR BRAND Create long-term value - and interest -by growing your brand. Focus on building a scalable, proﬁtable and sustainable business model that produces real cash and has a strong balance sheet. Running a world-class company will get you noticed - and, one day, an offer you can’t refuse. CLEAN THE CLOSET Only one out of every three signed letters of intent (LOI) ever culminates in a sale. The fastest way to kill any deal is to have a “surprise” bite you during due diligence. If you have skeletons in the closet, they will be found. Old lawsuits, tax problems or lost customer RFP’s would all classify as examples of “credibility” breakers. Go to confession and deal with your past sins before they cost you a nice chunk of change with a buyer at the door. Honesty does pay. FILL YOUR BOOTS Small business owners spend the majority of their time working in their business, not on their business. The day you sign an LOI is the day 100 percent of your time gets dedicated to the exhausting due diligence. It’s a huge distraction
that will only be compounded if you’re focused on customer service and not closing the deal. Step back and determine who will ﬁll your “day to day” boots while you’re still in control of your time. WEED IS OKAY Nothing is more attractive to a buyer than a growing enterprise. Growing like a weed will not only attract buyers, it will also push the industry multiplier toward the upper range of the scale. It’s also important to be able to articulate your growth and have a clear understanding of what is driving it. “Our customers are busy” won’t be good enough. THINK LIKE A BUYER Deals between strangers rarely happen. There is almost always some form of existing personal relationship. If you’re interested in selling your company, make meeting potential purchasers a top priority. Learn about their business, how they think and what they ﬁnd attractive in potential acquisition
targets. For example, you may ﬁnd that many acquirers like to see written contracts with customers. If your contracts are all handshakes, it might be time for a strategic detour. When you think like a buyer, you increase the chance of getting a deal done come show time. Focus on what you can control and the exit strategy will naturally take care of itself. If someone notices your wellrun company and the price isn’t right, it won’t matter. You don’t have to sell. You’re off the front line, you’re making hordes of cash and your handicap is in the single digits. Award-winning writer Mike McCarron was one of the founders of MSM Transportation before it was purchased in 2012. Based in Toronto, Mike is currently the President of Left Lane Associates a company that helps C-Suites “monetize” their transportation company. He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or followed on Twitter @AceMcC.
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Traction Bonnyville Northern Truck & Industrial 6201-C 50th Avenue Bonnyville, AB T9N 2L9 Tel: 780.826.5855
Traction Brooks NAPA Auto Parts 99 - 7th Street East Brooks, AB T1R 1C1 Tel: 403.501.5551
Traction Drayton Valley Drayton Valley Auto Parts Ltd.
3347 - 50th Street Drayton Valley, AB T7A 0C6 Tel: 780.542.6881
Traction Head Office
18532 - 116th Avenue Edmonton, AB T5S 2W8 Tel: 780.489.7555
EDMONTON NORTH WEST
Traction Heavy Duty Parts 18051 - 111th Avenue North West Edmonton NW, AB T5S 2P2 Tel: 780.444.4334
Traction Heavy Duty Parts
3404 - 78th Avenue Edmonton South, AB T6B 2X9 Tel: 800.252.7992
Traction Edson NAPA Auto Parts 4833 - 2nd Avenue Edson, AB T7E 1T8 Tel: 780.712.4152
Traction Fairview Fairview Automotive & Industrial Supplies 11019 - 101st Avenue Fairview AB T0H 1L0 Tel: 780.835.4971
Traction Hinton NAPA Auto Parts 120 North Street Hinton, AB T7V 1S8 Tel: 780.865.8800
Traction L a Crete Schellenberg Heavy Equipment 10704 99th Street La Crete, AB T0H 2H0 Tel: 780.928.3406
Traction Lloydminster Truck Zone Inc.
Traction Fort McMurray Paramount Parts Inc.
5205 - 65th Street Lloydminster, AB T9V 2E8 Tel: 780.875.7712
10218 King Street Fort McMurray, AB T9H 1X9 Tel: 780.791.3000
Traction Medicine Hat Hydraco Industries Ltd.
Traction Grande Prairie Bradvin HD Inc. 16101 - 101st Street, Unit 4 Grande Prairie, AB T8V 0P2 Tel: 780.538.3038
Traction High Prairie High Prairie Truck & Trailer Ltd. 5309 - 53rd Avenue, Hwy 2 West High Prairie, AB T0G 1E0 Tel: 780.523.4777
2111 - 9th Avenue South West Medicine Hat, AB T1A 7G8 Tel: 403.526.2244
Traction Peace River Peace Truck & Trailer Ltd. 9103 - 75th Street Peace River, AB T8S 1T2 Tel: 780.624.8655
Traction Heavy Duty Parts 8045 Edgar Industrial Cr. Red Deer, AB T4P 3R2 Tel: 403.342.7884
MAHLE SERVICE SOLUTIONS
New MAHLE HD Catalogue
AHLE Service Solutions has introduced its 2018 “Commercial Vehicle Service Tool and Equipment Product” catalog (No. MSSHD-18). The new catalog, published for the first time, highlights the company’s full portfolio of heavy duty products and includes product information on its ShopPRO, TechPRO HD®, ArcticPRO® and
FluidPRO® line of products for the heavy duty aftermarket. “Our new catalog demonstrates the strategic efforts we’ve undergone to broaden the MAHLE Service Solutions product portfolio of tools and equipment for the U.S. medium and heavy duty aftermarket,” said Andreas Huber, General Manager, MAHLE Service Solutions. MAHLE Service Solutions recently partnered with Gray Manufacturing to offer ShopPRO – a full line of the highest quality hydraulic and pneumatic equipment for the commercial vehicle market that includes: air lifts, axle jacks, component 26 February 2018
lifts, engine stands, fluid handling, forklift jacks, service jacks, shop cranes, shop presses, support stands, vehicle lifts and wheel service equipment. The TechPRO® Commercial Diagnostic System (VDS1000HD) from MAHLE Service Solutions, powered by JPRO®, provides the heavy duty market with the ability to analyze, diagnose and repair commercial vehicles. The catalog also features information on the ArcticPRO® ACX1180C that offers OEM-level heavy duty A/C servicing with superior system performance that produces faster service times and higher service accuracy. The catalog is available for download directly at the MAHLE Service Solutions website at: www.servicesolutions.mahle. com/en/partner/catalog. For more information about MAHLE Aftermarket Service Solutions, or to request a printed catalog, visit www. servicesolutions.mahle.com.
ROCKY MOUNTAIN HOUSE
Traction Rocky Mountain House NAPA Auto Parts 4528F - 47th Avenue Rocky Mtn House, AB T4T 0A9 Tel: 403.845.2709
Traction Sundre Partco Truck Parts & Service 7 West Road Industrial Park Sundre, AB T0M 1X0 Toll Free: 800.372.7826
Traction Wabasca Pelican Automotive 2330 Pelican Business Park Wabasca, AB T0G 2A0 Tel: 780.891.3600
Traction Whitecourt KW Mechanical Ltd. 4004 - 41st Avenue Whitecourt, AB T7S 1N4 Tel: 780.706.2252 BRITISH COLUMBIA
Traction Burns L ake Polar Park Automotive 831 Hwy 16 West Burns Lake, BC V0J 1E0 Tel: 250.692.7501
Traction Chetwynd Gear-O-Rama Supply 4876 North Access Road Chetwynd, BC V0C 1J0 Tel: 250.788.2255
Traction Chilliwack Lickman Truck & Trailer Parts & Services Ltd. 43915 Industrial Way Chilliwack, BC V2R 3A4 Tel: 604.793.9660
Traction Courtenay Taurus Heavy Duty Ventures 2703A Kilpatrick Avenue Courtenay, BC V9N 6P4 Tel: 250.871.1191
Traction Fort Nelson NAPA Auto Parts
5320 - 49th Avenue Fort Nelson, BC V0C 1R0 Tel: 250.774.2783
Traction K amloops Premium Truck & Trailer 1875 Kryczka Place Kamloops, BC V1S 1S4 Tel: 250.374.3100
Traction K elowna Central Valley Truck Service 105 Adams Road Kelowna, BC V1X 7R1 Tel: 250.765.7738
Traction Port McNeill North Island Pacific Parts
N. W. TERRITORIES
Traction Yellowknife NAPA Auto Parts
470 Pioneer Hill Drive Port McNeill, BC V0N 2R0 Tel: 250.956.4401
114 - 314 Old Airport Road Yellowknife, NT X1A 3T2 Tel: 867.669.6272
Traction Prince George NAPA Auto Parts 564 - 2nd Avenue Prince George, BC V2L 2Z9 Tel: 250.563.7778
Traction Quesnel NAPA Auto Parts 1185 Hwy 97 North Quesnel, BC V2J 2Y3 Tel: 250.991.0650
Traction Sidney PM Industries 1785 Mills Road Sidney, BC V8L 5S9 Tel: 250.656.1689
Traction Smithers Smithers Parts & Service 3465 Victoria Drive Smithers, BC V0J 2N0 Tel: 250.847.4287
Traction Squamish Triton Auto & Industrial Ltd. 1003 Industrial Way Squamish, BC V0N 3G0 Tel: 604.892.5951
Traction Surrey Trailine Trailer Parts Ltd. 10304 - 120th Street Surrey, BC V3V 4G1 Tel: 604.582.4888
Traction Terrace Bow Valley Machine 5107 Keith Avenue Terrace, BC V8G 1K8 Tel: 250.638.0099
Traction Williams L ake W.L. Forestry Supplies Ltd. 675 North Mackenzie Avenue Williams Lake, BC V2G 1N9 Tel: 250.392.6699 MANITOBA
Traction Brandon NAPA Auto Parts 1940 Queen’s Avenue Brandon, MB R7B 0T1 Tel: 204.727.4850
Traction Heavy Duty Parts 200 Oak Point Highway Winnipeg, MB R2R 1V1 Tel: 888.320.5505
Traction Meadow L ake Unified Auto Parts Inc.
807 - 1st Avenue West Meadow Lake, SK S9X 1Y4 Tel: 306.236.4800
Traction Moose Jaw Golden West Trailer & Equipment Ltd.
1802 Stadacona Street West Moose Jaw, SK S6H 4N8 Tel: 306.692.7402
Traction Nipawin NAPA Auto Parts
811 Nipawin Road East Nipawin, SK S0E 1E0 Tel: 306.862.9881
Traction Prince Albert Unified Auto Parts Inc.
3802 4th Avenue East Prince Albert, SK S6W 1A4 Tel: 306.764.4220
Traction Heavy Duty Parts 405 Park Street Regina, SK S4N 5B2 Tel: 800.667.9856
Traction Saskatoon NAPA Auto Parts
2815 Faithfull Avenue Saskatoon, SK S7K 8E8 Tel: 306.244.9877
Traction Swift Current Brake & Drive Ltd.
1511 Cheadle Street West Swift Current, SK S9H 5G4 Tel: 306.773.7293
Traction Weyburn Southern Industrial & Truck Ltd.
300 Hwy 13, South Service Road Crossroads Industrial Park Weyburn, SK S4H 2K7 Tel: 306.842.2422
537 Broadway Street East Yorkton, SK S3N 2W7 Tel: 306.782.4313 YUKON
Traction Whitehorse Pacesetter Trading Company Ltd.
126 Industrial Road Whitehorse, YT Y1A 2T9 Tel: 867.393.3902
TruckPro Acheson Silver Mechanical Services  Ltd.
TruckPro Lloydminster Truck Zone Inc.
TruckPro K amloops Premium Truck & Trailer
26724 Acheson Road Acheson, AB T7X 6B2 Tel: 780.962.8030
TruckPro Brooks Hopf Mechanical & Hydraulics 660 Aquaduct Drive Brooks, AB T1R 1C5 Tel: 403.501.0190
TruckPro Calgary (14A Street) Alberta Auto & Truck Repair Inc. 4150-B 14A Street SE Calgary, AB T2G 3L3 Tel: 403.543.1000
CALGARY SOUTH EAST
Truckpro Calgary South East RPM Trailer Repair Service Ltd. 285151 Kleysen Way Calgary, AB T1X 0K1 Tel: 403.279.8487
5205 - 65th Street Lloydminster, AB T9V 2E8 Tel: 780.875.7712
TruckPro Medicine Hat Hydraco Industries Ltd. 2111 - 9th Avenue SW Medicine Hat, AB T1A 7G8 Tel: 403.526.2244
TruckPro Peace River Peace Truck & Trailer Ltd. 9103 - 75th Street Peace River, AB T8S 1T2 Tel: 780.624.8655
TruckPro Red Deer Central Alberta Heavy Duty Repair 10 - 7719 Edgar Industrial Drive Red Deer, AB T4P 3R2 Tel: 403.358.5335
TruckPro Sundre Partco Truck Parts & Service
TruckPro Daysland Iron Creek Truck & Trailer Ltd.
7 West Road Industrial Park Sundre, AB T0M 1X0 Toll Free: 403.638.3414
TruckPro Taber Geeraert Mechanical Service
4909 50th Avenue Daysland, AB T0B 1A0 Tel: 780.374.3724
TruckPro Drumheller J D Heavy Repair Ltd.
Bay 13, 901 South Railway Avenue Drumheller, AB T0J 0Y0 Tel: 403.823.7966
EDMONTON NORTH WEST
TruckPro Edmonton NW Truck Zone Inc.
15816 - 111th Avenue North West Edmonton, AB T5M 2R8 Tel: 780.451.0225
TruckPro Fort Macleod MoBoot’s Ag Mechanics Ltd. 112 - 12 th Street Fort MacLeod, AB T0L 0Z0 Tel: 403.795.2645
5911-B 50th Avenue Taber, AB T1G 1W7 Tel: 403.223.8744
TruckPro Two Hills Two Hills Auto & Industrial Supply Ltd. 5929 - 47th Avenue Two Hills, AB T0B 4K0 Tel: 780.657.3304
TruckPro Whitecourt KW Mechanical Ltd. 4004 - 41st Avenue Whitecourt, AB T7S 1N4 Tel: 780.706.2252
TruckPro Fort Saskatchewan Cart Construction Inc.
TruckPro Chilliwack Triton Truck & Trailer Repair
11401 - 85th Avenue, Unit #11 Fort Saskatchewan, AB T8L 0A9 Tel: 780.998.5028
44137 Progress Way Chilliwack, BC V2R 0W3 Tel: 604.701.4428
TruckPro Grande Prairie Bradvin Trailer Sales Ltd.
TruckPro Fort Nelson Gearheads Truck Repair
10920 - 87th Avenue Grande Prairie, AB T8V 8K4 Tel: 780.539.6260
5204 - 46th Avenue Fort Nelson, BC V0C 1R0 Tel: 250.774.4327
FORT ST. JOHN
TruckPro L a Crete Schellenberg Heavy Equipment
TruckPro Fort St. John Gearheads Truck Repair
10704 - 99th Street La Crete, AB T0H 2H0 Tel: 780.928.3406
10862 Clairmont Frontage Road Fort St. John, BC V1J 4X7 Tel: 250.262.4327
1875 Kryczka Place Kamloops, BC V1S 1S4 Tel: 250.374.3100
TruckPro K elowna Central Valley Truck Services Ltd. 105 Adams Road Kelowna, BC V1X 7R1 Tel: 250.765.7738
TruckPro L angley Plett Truck Repair Ltd. 19675 - 98th Avenue Langley, BC V1M 2X5 Tel: 604.546.0616
TruckPro Nanaimo P.M. Industries Ltd. 4950 Jordan Avenue Nanaimo, BC V9T 2H8 Tel: 250.758.8004
TruckPro Sidney P.M. Industries Ltd. 1785 Mills Road Sidney, BC V8L 5S9 Tel: 250.656.1689
TruckPro Smithers Smithers Parts & Service (2005) Ltd. 3465 Victoria Drive Smithers, BC V0J 2N0 Tel: 250.847.4287 MANITOBA
TruckPro Brandon Total Works Truck Equipment 501 Middleton Avenue Brandon, MB R7C 1A8 Tel: 204.728.3821
TruckPro Dauphin A.R.J. Heavy Truck & Trailer Repair 107053, PTH 20 Dauphin, MB R7N 2V3 Tel: 204.638.0711
TruckPro Neepawa T.I.C. Parts & Service 220 Hwy 5 North Neepawa, MB R0J 1H0 Tel: 204.476.3809
WINNIPEG NORTH WEST
TruckPro Winnipeg NW DAB’s Repair Ltd. 2126 Logan Avenue Winnipeg, MB R2R 0J2 Tel: 204.694.2390
TruckPro North Battleford Finning Canada 391 Yellowhead Alley Battleford, SK S0M 0E0 Tel: 306.445.6151
TruckPro Estevan Finning Canada
Highway 39 East Estevan, SK S4A 2A6 Tel: 306.634.3311
TruckPro Humboldt Prairie Diesel Inc. 210 - 8th Avenue Humboldt, SK S0K 2A0 Tel: 306.682.2900
TruckPro Moose Jaw Golden West Trailer & Equipment Ltd.
1802 Stadacona Street West Moose Jaw, SK S6H 4N8 Tel: 306.692.7402
TruckPro Regina Finning Canada
2360 Pasqua Street Regina, SK S4P 3A8 Tel: 306.545.3311
TruckPro Regina (9th Avenue) Frame & Wheel Alignment Co. (1988) Ltd.
TruckPro Tisdale Finning Canada Highway 3 West Tisdale, SK S0E 1T0 Tel: 306.545.3311
805 - 9th Avenue Regina, SK S4N 7P4 Tel: 306.569.2350
TruckPro Saskatoon NE A-Line Frame & Alignment Services Ltd.
TruckPro Weyburn Southern Industrial & Truck Ltd.
3246 Millar Avenue Saskatoon, SK S7K 5Y2 Tel: 306.931.6612
300 Hwy 13, South Service Road Weyburn, SK S4H 2K7 Tel: 306.842.2422
TruckPro Saskatoon AG-Line International Ltd.
103-3240 Idylwyld Drive North Saskatoon, SK S7L 5Y7 Tel: 306.933.1115
TruckPro Yorkton Truck Proz Inc. 537 Broadway Street East Yorkton, SK S3N 2X3 Tel: 306.782.4313
TruckPro Saskatoon NE Finning Canada 3502 - 11th Street West Saskatoon, SK S7M 1K7 Tel: 306.382.3550
TruckPro Whitehorse Kulan Mechanical
TruckPro Swift Current Finning Canada
7 Laberge Road Whitehorse, YK Y1A 5Z3 Tel: 867.393.4581
2635 North Service Road West Swift Current, SK S9H 5L4 Tel: 306.773.3240
ONTARIO TRUCKING ASSOCIATION [OTA]
Minister Applauds Federal ELD Mandate
rampton, Ontario – The Ontario Trucking Association is congratulating federal Transport Minister Marc Garneau and Ontario’s Minister of Transportation Steven Del Duca for once again showing leadership in truck safety by announcing their support for the electronic logging device mandate. “Ontario has a strong record of adopting and supporting initiatives that further improve road safety. Three years ago, our government became the first in Canada to publicly endorse the use of electronic logging devices,” said Ontario Minister of Transportation Steven Del Duca. “I commend Transport Canada for taking this important step toward making these devices mandatory.” “Minister Del Duca has been a great partner for OTA in improving truck safety. ELDs are going to reduce fatigue in commercial drivers, which will have a positive impact on reducing distracted
driving collisions and increasing safety for our sector,” said OTA President Stephen Laskowski. OTA would like to see this regulation be enforced as soon as possible. To make this happen, OTA will be working with MTO to understand the regulatory/ legislative process and MTO enforcement work required to bring this regulation into force. OTA is also sensitive that many fleets not operating in the US have yet to make the transition to ELDs, which will also factor into timing of mandatory enforcement of ELDs in Ontario and the rest of Canada. “OTA believes that with industry and government working together we can deal with ELD transition issues in an effective manner that balances the realities of this process with the implementation delays due to poor planning or a lack of engagement by industry or governments across the country,” said Laskowski.
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Welcome to our complimentary Truck Stop Directory. We want to help truckers and travellers find the nearest truck stop on route to their destination. For details on how you can list your truck stop, call Barb Woodward at 613.965.6770 or email email@example.com. ALBERTA
Cougar Fuels Ltd. 5602-54th Avenue Bonnyville, AB T9N 2N3 Tel: 780.826.3043 Fax: 780.826.6353 firstname.lastname@example.org www.cougarfuelsltd.ca Convenience store, cardlock & showers.
Koch Fuel Products Inc. (Petro Pass)
Jepson Petroleum Ltd.
AgCom Petroleum Sale Ltd (Petro-Pass) 3240 – 2nd Avenue North Lethbridge, AB T1H 0C6 Tel: 403.527.6411 Fax: 403.380.4267 email@example.com www.agcompetroleum.com
Calgary Husky Travel Centre
Husky Travel Centre
2525-32nd Avenue NE Calgary, AB T1Y 6B7 Tel: 403.291.1233 www.myhusky.ca
5721-44th Street Lloydminster, AB T9V 0B3 Tel: 780.872.7089 www.myhusky.ca
RoadKing Travel Centre 4949 Barlow Trail SE Calgary, AB T2B 3B5 Tel: 403.569.6251 Fax: 403.235.5095 www.roadking.ca
Koch Fuel Products Inc. (Petro Pass) 732 Highfield Drive, Box 417 Carstairs, AB T0M 0N0 Tel: 403.337.0009 Fax: 403.337.33422 firstname.lastname@example.org www.kochfuel.ca Open 24/7.
Husky Travel Centre 561-15th Street SW Medicine Hat, AB T1A 4W2 Tel: 403.527.5561
ROCKY MOUNTAIN HOUSE
Koch Fuel Products Inc. (Petro Pass) 4703-45th Avenue Rocky Mountain House, AB T4T 1B1 Tel: 403.845.3369 Fax: 403.845.7838 email@example.com www.kochfuel.ca Open 24/7.
Adams Industrial Supplies Inc.
Serving your transportation & inductrial needs.
541 Premier Road, Box 69 Drumheller, AB T0J 0Y0 Toll Free: 888.571.5991 Tel: 403.823.3427 Fax: 403.823.4867 firstname.lastname@example.org www.adamsind.ca
Hours of operation: 6:00 am to 5:30 pm, Monday to Friday, 8:00 am to 12:00 pm Saturday, 24 hrs on our local business number.
Hwy 27 West & 22 North, RR 3, Site 122, Box 52 Sundre, AB T0M 1X0 Tel: 403.638.4930 Fax: 403.638.4383 email@example.com www.kochfuel.ca Open 24/7.
RoadKing Travel Centre Strathcona Inc. 26 Strathmoor Drive Sherwood Park, AB T8H 2B6 Tel: 780.417.9400 Fax: 780.417.9449
Koch Fuel Products Inc. (Petro Pass) 221-2nd Street North, Box 820 Three Hill, AB T0M 2A0 Tel: 403.443.5770 firstname.lastname@example.org www.kochfuel.ca Open 24/7 & Full Service Islands.
Vulcan Auto Truck Stop (Petro-Pass) 108 Service Road, Box 1230 Vulcan, AB T0L 2B0 Tel: 403.485.6905 email@example.com
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Dogwood Valley Husky Services 27051 Baker Road Hope, BC V0X 1L3 Tel: 604.869.9443 www.myhusky.ca —
Flood Hope Husky Travel Centre 61850 Flood-Hope Road R.R. #2, Hope, BC V0X 1L2 Tel: 604.869.9214 www.myhusky.ca
Open 7 days a week.
Husky Travel Centre
Chilliwack Husky Travel Centre
9206-97th Street R.R. #2, Osoyoos, BC V0H 1V2 Tel: 250.495.6443 www.myhusky.ca
500 Oak Point Highway Winnipeg, MB R2R 1V2 Tel: 204.949.7292 Fax: 204.949.7295 Open 24-7, driver's lounge & game room, convenience store, laundry facilities, ATM, showers & parking.
Petro Canada Southcoast Petroleum Ltd. Brandon Husky Travel Centre 1990-18th Street North Brandon, MB R7C 1B3 Tel: 204.728.7387 www.myhusky.ca
Petro Canada Exit 450, 2600 Mountain Road Moncton, NB E1G 3T6 Tel: 506.859.6000 Fax: 506.859.6005 Open 24-7, convenience store, fast food, ATM & washrooms.
Petro Canada-Petro Pass 928 Marion Street Winnipeg, MB R2J 0K8 Tel: 204.949.7280 Fax: 204.949.7288 Open 24-7, driver's lounge & game room, convenience store, laundry facilities, showers & parking. NEW BRUNSWICK
Aulac Big Stop
1340 Trans Canada Hwy Sicamous, BC V0G 2V0 Chilliwack Petro-Pass Tel: 250.836.4675 Fax: 280.836.2230 45461 Yale Road West Contact: Shelley Arvandel Chilliwack, BC V2R 4J3 www.myhusky.ca Tel: 604.795.9421 Open 24-7, restaurant (6 Fax: 604.792.8931 am-10pm), convenience store, firstname.lastname@example.org Commercial cardlock open 24hrs, 7 showers, laundry facilities, parking, days, convenience store open Mon- photocopier, oil products, ATM & fax machine. Fri, 8 am-5 pm, washrooms.
10178 Nordel Court Delta, BC V4G 1J7 Tel: 604.581.3835 Fax: 604.581.3850 email@example.com Canopy, fax, photocopier, nearby gov’t scale, restaurant & ATM.
Petro Canada-Petro Pass
7620A Vedder Road Chilliwack, BC V2R 4E8 Tel: 604.858.5113 www.myhusky.ca
Strathmore Husky Travel Centre 436 Ridge Road Strathmore, AB T1P 1B5 Tel: 403.934.3522 Fax: 403.934.3555 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, huskyenergy.com www.myhusky.ca Open 24 hours, 7 days, restaurant, cardlock, ATM, convenience store, showers.
Hwy 75 South Morris, MB R0G 1K0 Tel: 204.746.8999 Fax: 204.746.2611 email@example.com Open 24 hours, 7 days, restaurant Mon.-Fri. 6am-10pm, Sat. & Sun. 7am-10pm, cardlock, ATM, convenience store with lottery, showers.
Petro Pass 315 Ouellette Street Grand Falls, NB E3Z 1A6 Tel: 506.473.5575 Fax: 506.475.9816 Toll Free: 800.361.8322 firstname.lastname@example.org Driver's lounge & game room, convenience store, showers, laundry facilities, internet services, showers, parking & CAT scale.
Suite 201-8020 Sparrow Drive Leduc, AB T9E 7G3 Tel: 780.986.7867 Fax: 780.986.7898 www.myhusky.ca Open 6:00 am to midnight, 7 days, restaurant, cardlock, ATM, convenience store, scale, VLT and lounge.
Husky Travel Centre
Nisku Truck Stop
Box 1408 Golden, BC V0A 1H0 Tel: 250.344.6161 Fax: 250.344.2232 email@example.com Open 8 am-5 pm Mon-Fri, lubes & propane, 24hr cardlock, regular, diesel & diesel mark.
170 Aulac Road Aulac, NB E4L 2X2 Tel: 506.536.1339 Fax: 506.536.0579 firstname.lastname@example.org Open 24-7, full-service islands, driver's lounge, restaurant, convenience store, showers, laundry facilities, parking & CAT scale.
Edmundston Truck Stop
Tobique One Stop Exit 115, Perth-Andover, NB E7H 0A1 Tel: 506.273.9682 Fax: 506.273.9682 Open 24-7, full-service islands, driver's lounge with large screen, restaurant, satellite TV, convenience store, showers, laundry, parking & free high-speed internet.
Salisbury Big Stop 2986 Fredericton Road Salisbury, NB E4J 2G1 Tel: 506.372.3333 Fax: 506.372.0083 Open 24-7, driver's lounge & game room, restaurant, convenience store, showers, laundry facilities, parking & CAT scale.
Exit 19, 100 Grey Rock Road Edmundston, NB E7C 0B6 Tel: 506.737.2010 Fax: 506.737.2015 email@example.com Lincoln Big Stop www.edmundstontruckstop.com 415 Nevers Road Open 24/7 365 days, full service Waasis, NB E3B 9E1 islands, diesel, cardlock, propane, Tel: 506.446.4444 lubricants, driver’s lounge and business centre, seafood & burger Driver Fax: 506.446.4455 restaurant (Le Pirate de la Mer), firstname.lastname@example.org convenience store, washrooms, Open 24-7, Irving FP Solution I-24, showers (4), laundry facilities, parking for 75 trucks, double car driver's lounge, restaurant, convenience wash & 2 bay pet wash, Wi-Fi, ATM, store, showers, laundry facilities, free overnight parking. fax & photocopier.
Murray’s Truck Stop Exit 191, 198 Beardsley Road Woodstock, NB E7M 3Z7 Tel: 506.328.2994 Driver’s Fax: 506.325.2148 calving.murraystruckstop@gmail .com www.murraystruckstop.ca Open 24-7, full-service islands, driver's lounge & game room, restaurant, convenience store, showers, laundry facilities, parking & CAT scale & tire sales & service. NOVA SCOTIA
Quick Stop 215 Hwy #49 Deseronto, ON K0K 1X0 Tel: 613.396.3043 Fax: 613.396.1449 Open 6 am-10pm, 7 days, Subway, convenience store & parking.
Hwy 417, Exit 5, 1515 County Road #20 Dunvegan, ON K0C 1J0 Tel: 613.527.1026 or 613.627.2100 Fax: 613.527.2726 Open 24-7, full-service islands, restaurant (Tim Horton’s), convenience store, parking & ATM.
Kingston Husky Truck Stop Antrim Truck Stop 580 White Lake Road Arnprior, ON K7S 3G9 Tel: 613.623.3003 Fax: 613.623.1003 Toll Free: 866.334.4775 email@example.com Open 24-7, full-service islands, restaurant, convenience store, showers, overnight parking, driver's lounge, CAT scale, garage service facilities, tire service, Western Star truck dealer.
Hwy 401, Exit 632, 2054 Joyceville Road Joyceville, ON K0H 1Y0 Tel: 613.542.3468 www.myhusky.ca
Esso-Kingston Hwy 401, Exit 611, Kingston, ON K7L 4V2 Tel: 613.384.8888 Fax: 613.634.3162 Open 24-7
10 Acre Truck Stop 902 Wallbridge Loyalist Road Belleville, ON K8N 5A2 Tel: 613.966.7017 Fax: 613.962.4495 or Office at 613.966.4740 firstname.lastname@example.org www.10acre.com Restaurant & Store: Mon-Fri 6 am11 pm, Sat 7-8 pm, Sun 7-10 pm, convenience store, hair salon, drug testing, showers, parking, Esso Card Lock & Retail Diesel, Wi-Fi & Fax, laundry facilities & CAT Scale.
Ultramar Hwy 417, Exit 110, 3199 Hawthorne Road Behind Ultramar Service Station Ottawa, ON K1G 3V8 Tel: 613.248.9319 Open 24 hrs, lunch counter, convenience store, washrooms, driver's lounge, showers & shorttime parking.
Ultramar Hwy 401, Exit 538, 25 Bellevue Drive (rear of Ultramar Service Station) Belleville, ON K8N 4Z5 Tel: 613.771.1755 Open 24 hrs, lunch counter, convenience store, washrooms, showers,short–time parking & driver's lounge.
Herb’s Travel Plaza Hwy 417, Exit 27, 21160 Service Road Vankleek Hill, ON K0B 1R0 Toll Free: 800.593.4372 Tel: 613.525.2120 Fax: 613.525.1595 email@example.com Open 24-7 driver's lounge, restaurant, convenience store, laundry facilities, ATM, internet services, showers & parking.
QEW, Exit 64, 4673 Ontario Street Beamsville, ON L0R 1B4 Tel: 905.563.8816 Fax: 905.563.4770 firstname.lastname@example.org Open 24-7, restaurant, convenience store, weigh scale, laundry facilities, ATM, showers & parking.
Flying M Truck Stop 7340 Colonel Talbot Road London, ON N6L 1H8 Tel: 519.652.2728 Fax: 519.652.6554 flyingmtruckstop.com Open 24 hrs, 6 days, full-service islands, driver's lounge, restaurant, convenience store, ATM, internet services, showers, garage on premises & parking.
Esso-Dunvegan Hwy 102, Exit 13, 86 Connector Road Truro Heights, NS B2N 5B6 Tel: 902.897.0333 Fax: 902.897.0499 Open 24-7, self service islands, driver's lounge, restaurant, convenience store, showers & parking.
Shell Travel Centre
Truro Heights Big Stop
Angelo’s Truck Stop 2025 County Road 44 Spencerville, ON K0E 1X0 Tel: 613.925.5158 Fax: 613.925.5158 Open 7 days, game room, restaurant, convenience store, showers, parking & CAT scale.
The Sarjeant Co. Ltd.
Estevan Husky Travel Centre 201-4th Street Estevan, SK S4A 0T5 Tel: 306.634.3109 www.myhusky.ca
Husky Bulk Sales 210 North McDonald Street
London Husky Travel Centre
Regina, SK S4N 5W3
Hwy 401 & 74 (Exit 195 off 401), 3391 Westchester Bourne Belmont, ON N0L 1B0 Tel: 519.644.0200 www.myhusky.ca
15 Sarjeant Drive Barrie, ON L4N 4V9 Toll Free Tel: 800.461.8475 Tel 705.728.2460 Fax: 705.728.8643 email@example.com Open 24-7, full-service islands, DEF at pumps, restaurant, parking.
Hwy 401, Exit 250, 806607 Oxford Road Drumbo, ON N0J 1G0 Tel: 519.463.5088 Fax: 519.463.5628 firstname.lastname@example.org
Windsor Husky Travel Centre Hwy 401, Exit 14, 4040 Essex County Road 46 Tecumseh, ON N0R 1K0 Tel: 519.737.6401 www.myhusky.ca
Regina Husky Travel Centre 1755 Prince of Wales Drive Regina, SK S4Z 1A5 Tel: 306.789.3477 www.myhusky.ca
Petro Canada-Petro Pass Bradford Husky Travel Centre Hwy 400 & 88, 3479 Simcoe County Road 88 Bradford, ON L3Z 2A4 Tel: 905.775.5794 www.myhusky.ca
North Bay Truck Stop 3060 Hwy 11 North North Bay, ON P1B 8K2 Tel: 705.474.8410 Fax: 705.495.4076 Toll Free: 888.474.8410 email@example.com www.transportmall.com Open 24-7, full-service islands, restaurant, convenience store, showers, parking & truck repairs within 2 km.
Sudbury Petro Pass 3070 Regent Street Sudbury, ON P3E 5H7 Tel: 705.522.8701 Fax: 705.522.4280 Open Mon-Fri. 6 am-11pm, Sat. 8 am-8 pm & sun. 10 am-9 pm, driver's lounge & game room, convenience store (hot food, pizza, chili & soup), laundry facilities, showers & parking.
Waubaushene Truck Stop 21 Quarry Road, Box 419 Waubaushene, ON L0K 2L0 Tel: 705.538.2900 Fax: 705.538.0452 firstname.lastname@example.org
Marshall Truck & Trailer Repair & Truck Stop 336 Kenora Avenue Hamilton, ON L8E 2W2 Tel: 905.561.4712 Fax: 905.561.7757 email@example.com www.marshalltruck.com Open 24-7 for cardlock, open 7 am-12 am Mon-Fri, 7 am-5 pm Sat, closed Sunday, full-service islands, driver's lounge, restaurant, showers & parking.
402-51st Street East
Hwy 401, Exit 230 (on TA site), 535 Mill Street Woodstock, ON N4S 7V6 Tel: 519.421.3144 Open 24 hrs, restaurant, convenience store, washrooms, showers, driver's lounge & overnight parking.
Saskatoon, SK S7K 7L1
Tel: 306.934.6766 Fax: 306.668.6110 firstname.lastname@example.org Driver's lounge, convenience store, laundry facilities, ATM, showers, scale & parking.
Petro-Pass Kitchener 120 Conestoga College Blvd. Kitchener, ON N2P 2N6 Tel: 519.748.5550 Fax: 519.748.9656 Driver's lounge & game room, convenience store, laundry facilities, showers & CAT scale.
Petro-T / Host Depanneur Hwy 132 Kahnawake, QC J0L 1B0 Tel: 450.635.7638 Fax: 450.635.0178 email@example.com www.petro-t-Kahnawake.com Open 24-7, restaurant, convenience store, accommodations, showers, parking, ATM, Internet Services and APP Rewards Program. X
Husky Travel Centre 1510 South Service Road West (Trans Canada Hwy 1 West) Swift Current, SK S9H 3T1 Tel: 306.773.6444 www.myhusky.ca
Transport City Service Ltd 2615 North Service Road West Swift Current, SK S9H 5L4
Johnny’s Gas Bar
448 Talbot Street West Leamington, ON N8H 4H6 Tel: 519.326.5231 Fax: 519.322.0189 firstname.lastname@example.org www.johnnysgasbar.ca Card lock open 24 hours, 7 days, convenience store, cash discount, diesel exhaust fluid and coloured fuel.
Irving Oil 5918, Rue Notre Dame Est Montreal, QC H1N 2C5 Tel: 514.257.8626 Fax: 514.259.0910 Open 24-7, restaurant, convenience store & laundry facilities
email@example.com Open 24/7, ATM, Full Service Islands (retail), Esso “Key to the Highway” Card Lock DSL, Internet, Restaurant (6:00 am-10:00 pm), Showers, Convenience Store, Laundry Facilities, Parking. February 2018 29
RAINIER TRUCK & CHASSIS LLC
Rainier on the Horizon
ainier (www.rainiertruckandchassis.com) Truck & Chassis LLC of Yakima, WA is reporting robust sales for their new line of cab over trucks in January. The start-up suffered two significant launch delays due to cabin supply issues. Now that cab supply issues have been resolved it will not be long now until the innovative low-cost chassis-cab platform starts showing up on dealer lots. What has been a significant challenge since November of 2014 is over and we look forward to producing what our dealers and customers want in a cab over work truck...lower acquisition costs, more power, simpler to service and
comfortable to drive. The Rainier truck lineup features four models, the Class 4 RT 1600, the class 5, RT 1950, the class 6, RT 2600 and the class 7, RT 3300.The cab over trucks come standard with a Cummins ISB 6.7L 300hp or 325 hp diesel along with Allison six speed automatic transmissions. The RT 1600 and RT 1950 come standard with the choice of a Cummins ISB 6.7L 300 hp along with Allison six speed automatic transmissions or the 6.4L HEMI V8 gasoline engine. Most popular models being ordered on line is the Non CDL RT 2600 and the RT 1950 models. The company believes they have hit a very nice value propos-
ALPHABETICAL LI ST OF ADV ERTI S ER S ADVERTISER
A Abrams Towing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Ontario Trucking News Accutrac Capital Solutions Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . 7
B BD Diesel Performance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Bennetts Power Service Products . . . . . . . . 15 Bezco Flatbed. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Ontario Trucking News Bryson & Assoc. Insurance Brokers Ltd.. . . . . 1 Ontario Trucking News BTC Express. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Ontario Trucking News
C C.U.T.C. Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
D Diesel Spec Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Dynamic Freight Solutions Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . 35 Ontario Trucking News
E Empire Hydrogen Energy Systems Inc.. . . . . 17 Empire Transportation Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Ontario Trucking News
F Fleet-Tax Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Ontario Trucking News
G Gear Centre Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Gin-Cor Industries. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 International Truckload Services Inc.. . . . . . 37 Ontario Trucking News
J J D Factors Corporation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1, 3
K Kelsey Trail Trucking Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Ontario Trucking News Kindersley Transport Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Ontario Trucking News
M Minimizer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
N Newman Insurance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Ontario Trucking News
S Speedy Transport Group, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Ontario Trucking News
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Diesel Performance Products BD Diesel Performance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Diesel Spec Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Employment Opportunities Bezco Flatbed. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 BTC Express. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Dynamic Freight Solutions Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . 35 Empire Transportation Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 International Truckload Services Inc.. . . . . . 37 Kelsey Trail Trucking Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Kindersley Transport Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Speedy Transport Group, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 The Rosedale Group. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 TransX Limited . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Triangle Freight Services Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Walmart Fleet. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Wilson Truck Lines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Ontario Trucking News Ontario Trucking News Ontario Trucking News Ontario Trucking News Ontario Trucking News Ontario Trucking News Ontario Trucking News Ontario Trucking News Western Trucking News Western Trucking News Ontario Trucking News Ontario Trucking News
Engine Performance Systems Empire Hydrogen Energy Systems Inc.. . . . . 17 Western Trucking News Factoring & Finance Accutrac Capital Solutions Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . 7 J D Factors Corporation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1, 3
Insurance Brokers Bryson & Assoc. Insurance Brokers Ltd.. . . . . 1 Ontario Trucking News Newman Insurance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Ontario Trucking News Permits & Waivers C.U.T.C. Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Fleet-Tax Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Ontario Trucking News Tanker Leasing Transcourt Tank Leasing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Towing Services Abrams Towing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Ontario Trucking News Truck & Trailer Repairs TruckPro. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Ontario & Western Trucking News Truck Bodies Gin-Cor Industries. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Ontario Trucking News Ontario Trucking News
Truck Exhaust Sales & Service Texis Truck Exhaust. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Ontario Trucking News
Ontario & Western Trucking News
Truck Parts & Accessories Minimizer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Traction Truck Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Ontario & Western Trucking News
Western Trucking News Western Trucking News
W Walmart Fleet. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Ontario Trucking News Wilson Truck Lines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Ontario Trucking News 30â€‚ â€‚ February 2018
able off the shelve proven and reliable components. Rainier believes the trucks are well suited for many markets and vocations such as fulfillment center delivery trucks, refuse trucks, tow trucks, beverage delivery trucks, furniture delivery, vending trucks, refrigerated box trucks, landscaping trucks, paint stripping trucks, flatbed trucks, street sweeping trucks, hole patching trucks, grocery distribution trucks, etc. As far as we are concerned there are over a half a million opportunities every year to sell a work truck, and we want to be in that mix. With all electric versions on the horizon.
Fuel Additives Bennetts Power Service Products . . . . . . . . 15
TA Travel Centres Canada . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Texis Truck Exhaust. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 The Rosedale Group. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Traction Truck Parts & TruckPro . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Transcourt Tank Leasing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 TransX Limited . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Triangle Freight Services Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . . . 38
ition for their dealers and customers. The cab over trucks offer a myriad of standard features including load leveling front and rear air suspensions with no upcharge. So how did Rainier get the price of their trucks down? Simple. They standardized the chassis cab platform including most components and systems. Standardizing the truck platform and sharing components and systems between models helped the factory reduce inventory part count and overhead expenses. Standardizing components between models also helped the factory take advantage of economies of scale by purchasing readily avail-
Truck Services TA Truck Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Ontario Trucking News Truck Transmissions Gear Centre Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
WABCO Previewed Parts at HDAW
A B C O, a l e a d i n g g l o b a l supplier of technologies that improve the safety, efficiency and connectivity of commercial vehicles, showcased its broadest range of advanced aftermarket solutions yet for distributors, workshops and fleet operators at the 2018 Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week (HDAW). The industry event took place January 2225 at the Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada (USA). With the recent acquisitions of RH Sheppard and Meritor WABCO, WABCO continues to expand its North American
portfolio of solutions to more effectively serve its distributor, workshop and fleet customers. This includes a broader offering of WABCO products and diagnostic solutions, as well as growth of its already extensive remanufacturing offerings. WABCO now provides remanufacturing services and aftermarket sales support for Sheppard’s industry-leading power-steering gears. In addition, the company continues to grow its distribution network and enhance its customer proximity in North America. As part of its drive to broaden its
wide-ranging product portfolio, WABCO premiered its differentiating budget spare parts brand, ProVia, at HDAW to better serve the North American marketplace. ProVia parts are specifically engineered to provide reliable performance and are manufactured to industry-leading standards. ProVia helps customers to bridge the gap between parts of questionable origin and premium aftermarket parts, striking a powerful balance between safety, reliability and cost. For more information, visit www. meritorwabco.com.
WABCO launched its budget spare parts brand ProVia at HDAW 2018 to better serve distributors, workshops and fleet operators in North America. ProVia parts are specifically engineered to provide a powerful balance between safety, reliability and cost.
Minimizer Launches Super Single Fenders Line
looming Prairie, Minnesota - Following years of research and development, Minimizer Super Single Fenders have hit the heavy duty trucking aftermarket. “This is something we’ve been working on for a long time,” Minimizer CEO and Chief Visionary Craig Kruckeberg said. “We had a lot of requests for fenders designed specifically for wide-base tires and didn’t want to release anything that
wasn’t up to our usual Tested & Tortured standard.” Four Super Single Fender models - 2221, 9021, 4021, and TR4021 - measure 19 1/2 inches wide and are specifically designed for wide-base tires. “Lots of fleets and owner/operators run wide-base tires,” Kruckeberg said. “This is a large part of the marketplace that we have yet to explore. Our Super Single Fenders will fit those trucks and trailers
perfectly.” All four Super Single Fender models are available in standard Minimizer colors and specialized finishes, with the exception of the 9021, which is not available in green. “We’re really excited about Super Single Fenders,” Kruckeberg said. “Extending our fender line is the perfect way to close out 2017.” For more information on Minimizer’s new Super Single Fenders, go to www.
minimizer.com, call us at 800.248.3855 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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SPECIAL FEATURE: EMPIRE HYDROGEN ENERGY SYSTEMS INC.
Meal Planning for Reduced Fatigue – Part 2 BY ANDREW EVANS
n Part 1, last month, we learned that truckers’ best meals would consist of: low sugar and low simple carbohydrates, greater fibre, greater protein and less fat. Fatigue and lethargy are known and long studied problems in the trucking industry. Not only are they a leading cause of accidents, from a purely human point of view they simply make driving less enjoyable. We all want to enjoy our work and if we can make a few simple changes that will help, what more can we ask for? After completing a detailed study on meal planning for my hobby – long distance singlehanded sailing, I’ve come to understand that, as with any athlete in any sport, appropriate meal and nutrition planning can have a significant positive impact on fatigue. So while our industry will spend thousands of dollars for tiny improvements in truck performance, we should remember that the single most important component under our control is the driver. (Note that all of the studies referenced in this paper are properly conceived and undertaken scholarly studies, as opposed to “TV Doctor” pop-culture. All of these studies are available on the internet and readers are welcome to contact me for the complete technical references. Andrew@ EmpireHydrogen.com). Caffeine: Coffee is a contentious issue for drivers. Many do not take any caffeine as a matter of principle. However, significant research has shown that this attitude might be mistaken. A lengthy study was completed on longhaul truck drivers by the Institute of Global Health in Australia. The results were startling: Nearly half of drivers reported consuming caffeine (coffee, tea, tablets, energy drinks) for the express purpose of staying awake. These drivers who consumed caffeine had an amazing 63% reduced likelihood of accidents compared to drivers who did not take caffeine. The conclusion was that “the use of caffeinated substances could be a useful adjunct strategy in the maintenance of alertness while driving.” Another study from the University or Brussels found similar results, in particular for drivers who were sleep deprived. They compared drivers using slow release caffeine or a placebo with driving performance measured on a simulator. Again, the results were startling; caffeine counteracted the increase in lane drifting and resulted in lower speed deviation and accident liability. “The beneficial action of caffeine on driving performance was observed 1 hour after administration and was still present after 5 hours.” When we speak of caffeine intake, we are not talking of the 20 oz. Starbucks 32 February 2018
Venti. Rather, we should go back to the 1970’s, when a cup of coffee really meant a cup, i.e. 8 oz. A study concluded that the range of caffeine intake that appeared to maximize benefits and minimize risk is up to 400 mg per day, equating to 4 cups of coffee or 8 cups of tea. It is better for the driver to drink several 8 oz. cups of coffee spread throughout the day. If 8 oz. is not enough of a nice hot drink, then perhaps 16 oz. mugs of black tea would be better, giving the same amount of caffeine. Of interest, research suggested that habitual coffee drinkers appeared to experience greater improvements in cognitive or mood effects compared to non-drinkers. I do not offer the same level of support for caffeinated energy drinks such as Red Bull. These drinks are loaded with sugar, the most simple of simple carbohydrates. An 8 oz. Red Bull contains 27g of sugar, nearly 7 teaspoons full. Likewise some coffee drinkers put 4 or 5 teaspoons of sugar into their mug. Both of these situations will only lead to the fatigue problems of simple carbohydrates mentioned in last month’s article. A study from East Carolina University looked at students who used energy drinks to stay awake. Amongst subjects who used 3 or more cans for one situation (such as studying for a major test) 57% suffered jolt and crash episodes (an increase in energy followed by a sudden drop in energy) as well as headaches and heart palpitations. Vitamin B3, Niacin, NADH: Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NADH) offers the most interesting results to drivers. Marketed under the brand names ENADA or ENADAlert, this non-prescription supplement has passed through two properly performed scholarly trials: A study from New York Presbyterian Hospital looked at the effectiveness of NADH in alleviating effects of acute sleep deprivation. In the study, 25 healthy men and women underwent complete sleep deprivation for one night. The next mor-
ning, at 30 minutes past their usual wakeup time, they were then given either 20mg of ENADAlert or a placebo. One hour later they were given subjective ratings of alertness and mood, cognitive assessment and objective sleepiness measurements. Despite the level of sleepiness detected, subjects taking NADH demonstrated superior cognitive test performance without noted side effects. “Subjects who received NADH performed significantly better than subjects who received placebo on measures of cognitive and psychomotor functioning, NADH may have an important role in mitigating the effects of unavoidable sleep deprivation.” NADH is a form of vitamin B3 commonly referred to as niacin. It is a coenzyme that enhances or is necessary for the action of all enzymes in the body. A deficiency of NADH will result in an energy deficit at the cellular level, which causes symptoms of fatigue. The more NADH a cell has available, the more energy it can produce. Unfortunately, the production of NADH in our bodies declines as we age, and so does the production of NADH-dependent enzymes, particularly those enzymes involved in energy production. Vitamins: A study from Northumbia University looked at cognitive function and mood/ fatigue in women during a multi-tasking situation. Those who took multi-vitamins showed a reduction in the negative effects of an extended task on mood/fatigue. Multi-tasking performance across this group was also improved in terms of accuracy across all tests, with both faster and more accurate results. The study concluded that healthy members of the general population may benefit from augmented levels of vitamins/minerals. Water: Water is the simplest and most accessible method of combating fatigue. Studies published in the British Journal of Nutrition on the impact of mild dehydration, of the level of simply not drinking enough
water during a normal driving day, are indicative. Mild dehydration in men induced adverse changes in vigilance and working memory, and increased tension/anxiety and fatigue; in women, degraded mood, increased perception of task difficulty, lower concentration, and headache symptoms resulted from 1.36% dehydration. Timing of Meals: A 1997 study from Tufts University looked at the timing of meals on subsequent performance tasks. Breakfast: University students who did not eat breakfast did more poorly on memory tests, free recall and recognition memory tasks. Furthermore, marginal pre-existing nutritional deficiencies may make individuals even more susceptible to the adverse consequences of skipping breakfast. Lunch: The study established that consumption of a mid-day meal can impair mental functioning. Reductions in alertness and efficiency were observed shortly after lunch relative to morning or late afternoon hours. Lunch intake did affect performance on vigilance, memory tasks and mood. Subjects typically report decreases in feelings of alertness and anxiety and an increase in fatigue. The impairment caused by lunch appears to be related to the size of the lunch compared to the subject’s normal lunch size. Subjects who ate a larger than normal lunch made more errors on attention and search tasks than those who ate similar or smaller than normal lunches. Similarly, performance improved to a greater degree after the small lunch of subjects who typically ate a heavy lunch than in those who typically ate a light lunch. Snacks: Subjects who replaced a lunch with several small snacks responded significantly faster on attention tasks and remembered more digits in a memory test when they had consumed a high-energy snack than when they had drunk a noenergy soft drink. Supper: After 1-3 hours, subjects who ate a standard evening meal reported feeling stronger, more proficient and more interested and performed better on a logic reasoning test than subjects who did not consume supper. From these tests, we can conclude that breakfast and supper are important for improved performance, while only a light lunch, or preferably small snacks, offer the best results overall. Conclusion: Serious drivers have gone to incredible lengths to improve the performance of their vehicles. This study has shown methods of improving the performance of their own bodies in the area of greatest concern to our group – fatigue, with the expected result of an overall increase in driver performance. Good eating means good driving!
Transport For Christ
By Chaplain Len Reimer
Sizing up the Enemy
h it’s only you. So said the great evangelist Smith Wigglesworth one night when he woke to see the devil standing at the foot of his bed. Far from reacting in fear and panic, as many believers might do, Wigglesworth sized up the evening and found him lacking - so badly lacking. The story goes on that the evangelist immediately rolled over and went back to sleep. The devil must have been dumbfounded. No doubt he expected a different response, a little initial terror at the least. Had he foreseen such a scathing assessment he probably would not have bothered to appear. Foresight, however, has never been one of his strengths. He cannot foresee anything, and he is not Omni, either.
Whereas God is all-knowing, all powerful and present everywhere - the devil is simply overrated. Reports of Satan’s power and ability are greatly exaggerated. The Christian Church needs to follow Smith Wigglesworth’s example in sizing up the enemy. We need to make an accurate assessment of who it is we face in spiritual warfare, and what he can and cannot do. The list of things he cannot do is by far the longer list, and many of the things he can do require
our permission first - which we need not give him under any circumstances. As the word of God says in Ephesians 4:27, Leave no room or foothold for the devil. Many people blame God for disastrous things they experience. When in reality, the source of their trouble is not God at all. Jesus makes it clear in John 10:10, that the source of life’s trouble is far different from the Source of life’s joys. “The devil’s purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. My (God’s) purpose is to give life in all its
fullness.” That which blesses you and makes your life full and wonderful originates from God. That which steals from, kills or destroys a part of your life originates from the devil. Friends, it appears to me that choices we make determine who or what we serve. And quite often we blame the wrong one. There is a peaceful and fearless lifestyle available for all who decide to take it, by simply asking God our Creator.
KENWORTH TRUCK COMPANY
2018 Government Sales Program
irkland, Washington - Kenworth Truck Company is offering a program with the National Joint Powers Alliance® (NJPA) that expands sales opportunities for new Kenworth Class 6, 7 and 8 chassis to more than 50,000 NJPA members throughout the United States and Canada. NJPA creates national cooperative contract purchasing solutions on behalf of its member agencies, which include government, education and non-profit agencies. Cooperative contract use is a growing trend for governmental purchases thanks to its competitively awarded contracts, simple process, and time and money saving benefits. More information is available at www.njpacoop.org. As part of the NJPA bid process, responses from truck manufacturing and supply companies are evaluated against multiple criteria to assure member agencies get the best value when making purchase decisions. The criteria included considerations such as variety of products and services offered, marketplace success, pricing, and value added attributes. “This joint effort with NJPA provides an excellent opportunity for government agencies and municipalities to purchase Kenworth’s full lineup of heavy and medium duty trucks. This includes our T880 vocational flagship and T680 onhighway leader...” said Kurt Swihart, Kenworth Marketing Director. For more information visit www.kenworth.com/dealers
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by Andrea Morley
Beating the SAD Winter Blues
ave you experienced it before? The low energy, irritable mood, no desire to get out of bed, which usually occurs around this time of year? The Winter Blues, more formally known as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), is a common and legitimate issue in climates that experience cold weather and limited sunshine. Even people who maintain optimal mental health all year can experience this seasonal form of depression. For truck drivers, this can worsen the effects of stress and loneliness they often experience on the road. Fortunately, there are several things we can do to lessen the symptoms and feel more like our usual selves. Limited sunlight exposure in the winter months means our bodies aren’t producing enough Vitamin D; this can cause our immune system, energy level, and mood to drop, contributing to SAD. Supplementing with 2000 IU of Vitamin D3 is a great way for adults to keep their levels in check. Additionally, eat foods rich in Vitamin D, such as egg yolks, fatty fish (tuna, salmon, mackerel), and liver. If you’re a long haul driver and drive south in the winter, be sure to get a little sun exposure (~10 minutes) each day that you can to let your body produce some Vitamin D naturally! Beyond just Vitamin D, overall good nutrition plays a critical role in both our physical health and mental health. This means getting a wide variety of whole foods, including colorful produce, unprocessed meats, healthy fats (think nuts, seeds, avocados, fish), and of course plenty of water. If you think your diet is lacking in variety, consider a high quality multivitamin to fill any nutrient gaps. Light therapy is a great option for reducing SAD symptoms as daylight is limited during the winter months. Light
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therapy is available in many different versions, including light boxes, special light bulbs, and alarm clocks that simulate the sunrise (making it easier to get out of bed when it’s dark out). Spend time outdoors to get fresh air, which can help reduce stress, boost mood, improve sleep, increase oxygen levels, and more. Even if it’s chilly, bundle up and head out for some deep, cleansing breaths! If you’re in the sunlight, you’ll get a boost of Vitamin D too!
Exercise helps to boost the “feel good” hormones and other chemicals in our bodies, such as endorphins and serotonin. Exercise also helps improve sleep and energy levels. Aim for 150 minutes of exercise per week, or 30 minutes 5x/ week. Bonus if it’s outside! Are you seeing how all of these are connected? Comedy helps to lift our spirits and lessen our stress levels, and is a fun, simple way to help relieve SAD symptoms. Unwind with 30 minutes of a funny
book, show, or even YouTube videos! You’ll instantly feel refreshed and more positive. Avoid negative news, shows, movies, and articles when possible to prevent them from unnecessarily weighing down your mood. If at any time your SAD symptoms or mental health become serious or unmanageable, contact your doctor or local mental health center as soon as possible. If you need immediate assistance, go to your nearest hospital or call 911.
TRANSCORE LINK LOGISTICS
Canadian Freight Volumes Closed Year at the Highest Level Ever
oronto, Ontario – TransCore Link Logistics concluded its fourth quarter with Loadlink Canadian and cross-border load volumes breaking historical records when compared to any previous quarter. Fourth quarter load volumes were up 51 percent when compared to the fourth quarter of 2016 and up nine percent compared to the third quarter of 2017. Even with two fewer shipping days as a result of the Christmas and Boxing Day statutory holidays, December had the highest daily average of load postings compared to any month since Loadlink began recording data. 2017 FREIGHT VOLUME: The highest load volumes for the year were in December and the lowest were in February. December marked the second highest posted volumes on record for Loadlink. Since May, there were seven sequential months of recordbreaking load volumes. August had an 80 percent increase year-over-year in
posted loads entering Canada from the United States. The most significant month-over-month increase took place in March, which was 33 percent higher than February. The most significant year-over-year increases took place in October and December, both of which were 57 percent higher than those reported in 2016. Year-over-year, the total load volumes averaged a 45 percent increase compared to the total average volumes in 2016. EQUIPMENT PERFORMANCE Equipment postings experienced more subtle variances when compared to load
volumes for the first 11 months of the year and before a dramatic decline in December. December’s equipment postings declined 27 percent when compared to November and 29 percent when compared to December 2016. A decrease in December’s equipment postings is very typical for the month. In fact, there is no year on record for Loadlink that did not see a December decrease in equipment postings. This trend is in direct correlation to many carriers wanting to be home with their families during the holiday season. The highest equipment volumes were in
May and the lowest equipment volumes were in December. TRUCK-TO-LOAD RATIO In December, capacity tightened to the most competitive truck-to-load ratio when compared to the previous 11 months. The year started out with a very competitive 2:1 ratio for trucks posted versus loads posted on Loadlink and remained close to this ratio until mid-year, before tightening capacity in the third and fourth quarters of 2017. This tightened capacity was driven by the unprecedented growth in load volumes in 2017. Notably, December saw the number of trucks posted versus the number of loads posted reach a near one-to-one ratio, specifically reaching 1.14 trucks for every one available load on Loadlink. Year-over-year, this ratio tightened from 2.26 when compared to December 2016. More information on TransCore Link Logistics can be found at www.transcore.ca, @ loadlink on Twitter, on YouTu b e , o n F a c e b o o k a n d on LinkedIn.
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Driver’s Seat BY: MAREK KRASUSKI marek@woodwardpublishing. com
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he industry is abuzz these days with the recent launch of Tesla’s automated fully electric semi-truck. The semi, which will be put on the market in 2019, can reach 500 miles before recharging and can carry 80,000 pound loads. Tesla is just one among a number of truck builders with futuristic plans to put selfdriving, or autonomous trucks on the road. But are they good for the industry? Will they successfully, and safely, deal with the complexity of driving under variable conditions? And how will they affect the future of drivers? Will truckers be tossed into the dustbin of history?
“ It ’s a b a d t hi ng a l l around,” said CARL BARAGER. “I don’t trust the technology without someone sitting behind the wheel and seeing what is actually going on. Too many things can go wrong. There’s the weather to begin with, and will the self-driving truck react quickly enough to adjust to snow storms, freezing rain, and black ice? What about moose or deer crossing the highway? Will they be detected early enough to avoid a collision?”
GERRY DON TICKARTZ has similar misgivings. “They’re not safe considering the conditions the trucks have to go through sometimes - the hills and mountains, the weather, the weight. You need someone behind the wheel. Drivers still need to be in the cab. You still have to put your hands on the wheel. As far as drivers losing their jobs are concerned, I can’t see how that will be allowed. I’m not sure about the risk of theft and hacking the trucks’ computer systems, all I know is that a driver still needs to be in the truck.”
Anything mechanical or electronic can go wrong, which is why GRAHAM COBB has doubts about self-driving trucks. “This is one more electronic thing with glitches that can go wrong. How can you trust that? Everything breaks down! Criminals can steal cargo and how is anyone going to know? I don’t know who will trust these. You see these sorts of inventions in futuristic movies, but will it happen? Even a train has a conductor. Drivers still need to sit there in case something happens. I can see trucks transitioning fully to non-diesels, but I think there will continue to be drivers for the next 20 to 30 years.”
KEVIN HEBERT does see advantages arising from autonomous trucks, especially helpful he says, for drivers. “I think they could be good for the industry. Drivers get tired so any help they get from the technology could reduce their stress. It may also help to avoid accidents. The driver can still remain behind the wheel and watch for things that may go wrong. All round it’s good because drivers won’t have to work as hard.” ••• Contact me at: marek@ woodwardpublishing. com.
Women In Trucking
By Ellen Voie
Drive Change Through Your Association
merican Author and Management Expert Kenneth Blanchard once said, “The key to successful leadership is influence, not authority.” Too often we hear people complaining about their circumstances, but they don’t seem to make any effort to change the situation. They prefer to grumble and let others deal with the same issues. How can YOU make the trucking industry a better place for all of us? First, think about how your negative remarks invite more criticism. Calling someone names or making harmful comments doesn’t help anyone. In fact, it just puts the other person on the defensive which prompts them just to shut you out. The ability to influence means you can change other people’s behavior in a positive way. You do have an opportunity to make a difference, but there are points to consider in the process. We’ve all heard the adage, “there’s strength in numbers.” You can easily break a twig in two, but grab a handful of sticks, and it’s much more difficult. As an association, Women In Trucking represents both women and men employed in the trucking industry. Our
board of directors has determined that as a group, we should provide influence to the industry. From legislators to regulators to carriers and even manufacturers and truck stops, our goal is to be a resource. How can we be the group people turn to for information? We ask our members for insight and advice. We often send out surveys to find out what issues are creating challenges for our members. We use these responses to influence those in authority to make changes. For example, a truck manufacturer asked us for our members’ input on their truck cab design and ergonomics. In addition to surveys and personal interviews, we asked our Facebook page group for their comments. We didn’t allow complaints, as we were specific about asking about how to make the truck cab better. The results were amazing, and as of today, the manufacturer has implemented many of those suggestions in the new models. Another member, a truck stop chain, asked for our members’ feedback on their showers. The comments ranged from disgust over the dirty air vents to a lack of air exchange in humid weather. Again, the results were not only well received, but
changes were made and the truck stop managers, who are required to shower in their facilities, are also responsible for making sure the vents are cleaned, and there is proper ventilation in every shower. These are great examples of ways to make a driver’s life a little better with a more ergonomic cab and cleaner shower facilities. What about things you might think you can’t influence? What about shippers and receivers? How can we change the experience at the loading dock? Women In Trucking has partnered with a software developer that provides shipper information, including receiving hours, the availability of overnight parking, WiFi and even shows a Google earth map of the facility. To support our drivers, they’ve also added three questions for us to monitor for our members. First, were you treated as a professional? Next, did you get in and out in a reasonable amount of time? Finally, were there restroom facilities available? Each month Women In Trucking receives a report that is user (driver & shipper) generated and the three ques-
tions are reviewed for negative driver experiences. The app is called Dock411 and is free for drivers. For shippers who treat drivers as second-class citizens, our goal is to help them understand and appreciate the role these women and men play in delivering their products. In addition to feedback from surveys and apps, the Women In Trucking Association has an Image Team to give media interviews and more importantly, to provide ride-alongs with our elected and appointed officials. These female drivers take the individual along for a day or two and talk about life on the road, and how regulations affect her in her job. We’ve invited Senators, Congress people, Federal Motor Carrier Administrators, National Transportation Safety Board leaders and more. We can influence others in a positive way by educating them and helping them learn from our members. Remember Blanchard’s quote, “the key to successful leadership is influence, not authority.” You can help us influence positive change in the trucking industry. Join Women In Trucking Association at www.womenintrucking.org.
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Women In Trucking Seeking Industry Professionals for Canadian Image Team
omen In Trucking Association (WIT) is seeking trucking industry professionals for its Canadian Image Team. WIT’s mission is to encourage the employment of women in the trucking industry, promote their accomplishments, and minimize obstacles faced by women working in the trucking industry. The purpose of the Canadian Image Team is to represent these goals while bringing awareness of the need for more women in the trucking industry and the obstacles that women face. WIT is a non-profit organization formed over a decade ago. Its membership spans across the world with members in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Norway, United Kingdom and Japan. It’s supported by a passionate leadership team, highly engaged members, and committed sponsors and partners. They continue to build a strong community among their members (primarily business professionals and professional drivers) who believe in and support their mission. The women chosen for the Canadian Image Team will be the face of WIT and represent the mission of the association by attending trucking industry events, giving media interviews and ride-alongs. They’re knowledgeable, passionate, and positive. Most importantly, they want to inspire and encourage the next generation to join the trucking industry, and they are open to provide a deeper understanding of the obstacles they face on the road or generally, in the industry. They will speak articulately and enthusiastically about the trucking industry. These women will also serve as mentors for new Image Team members. “We are excited to be creating a Canadian WIT Image Team,” said Ellen Voie, President and CEO, Women In Trucking. “Women are still a minority in the trucking industry and the media is often intrigued to learn more about the females who are perceived as doing a ‘man’s job.’ This diverse Image Team will break that stereotype and will serve as role models for the women who enter the trucking industry in the future.” Nominations for the Canadian Image Team are open to all industry professionals, not limiting to drivers. This means that any professional within the industry is welcome to apply (i.e. driver, technician, dispatcher, etc.). The applicant must have an outstanding safety record and speak convincingly about her commitment to safety. She will represent the trucking industry’s best. “As the only Canadian director on the board of WIT, I recognize the privilege and responsibility I have to use my voice
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to make positive impact where I can. I am committed to working together with the Image Team to help empower women and accelerate the pace of progress in our industry,” said Andreea Crisan, Executive VP/Chief Operating Officer, Andy Transport. “I encourage Canadian women to accept the chal-
lenge by simply applying.” Nominations will be accepted through February 28, 2018. Applications can be found on the WIT website (www. womenintrucking.org). The top qualifying applicants will participate in a selection interview in March. The 2018 Canadian Image Team
will be announced at Truck World held in Toronto, Ontario on April 19 to 21, 2018. Contact: Lana Nichols, Women In Trucking, 920.737.9490, email@example.com. For more information, visit www. womenintrucking.org or call 888.464.9482.
Vocational Truck & Trailer East, Issue 175, February 2018