Page 1

May 2018 ISSUE 178


Truck Systems

Mack Anthem Daycab


New Mack Granite at Truck World:................................ page 6

Fifth Wheel Needs Greasing, Here’s Why:..................... page 10

contents FEATURES: Western Star & Womens Trucking Federation................................................... 4 Truck World................................................. 6 Dieter’s Metal Fabricating........................... 9 Abrams Towing on the Mid-America Truck Show......................................................... 13 “Driven to Lead” Program......................... 28 Women in Trucking Report........................ 36 THEME – TRUCK SYSTEMS & EQUIPMENT: Lubrication : Engine Lifesaver................... 10 Fifth Wheel Auto-greasing........................ 10 HUBB Oil Filter Program............................ 12 On-Board Truck Scale Technology............ 12 Light Where It’s Needed............................ 14 Double-Axis Hoist..................................... 14 Low-Profile HVAC...................................... 14 TrailerTail from Stemco............................. 35 OEM NEWS: Western Star at Truck World..................... 33 Ranier Truck On-Line................................ 34 NEW PARTS & COMPONENTS: Severe Service Axles................................ 27 Cascadia Minimizer Mats.......................... 30 Textile Chains............................................ 34 Severe Duty Fifth Wheel............................ 35 NEW PRODUCTS: Repair Kit Options from Fairview.............. 17 SERVICE & MAINTENANCE: Pulse Intelligent Trailer Systems............... 22 Engine Idling & Lubricant Choice.............. 24 TIRES & WHEELS: Retreading................................................ 16 All Terrain Tires......................................... 16 TOOLS & EQUIPMENT: Tractor Trailer Power Check...................... 22 COLUMNS: Cross Border Services.............................. 11 Factoring..................................................... 7 GPS/Telematics Fleet Management.......... 15 Healthy Trucker......................................... 31 Keeping Your Vehicles Clean..................... 38 News & Views............................................. 4 Open Mike................................................. 23 Petro-Canada Lubricants.......................... 24 Tires & Wheels.......................................... 16 Transport For Christ.................................. 33 Tuck Routes................................................ 8 Women In Trucking................................... 36 PRODUCTS & SERVICES DIRECTORY.................................................. 18 TRACTION & TRUCKPRO DIRECTORY.................................................. 26

Head Office: Trenton, Ontario, Canada, 877.225.2232 www.vttmag.com

On-Board Truck Scale Technology:.................... page 12

Peterson Pulse Intelligent Trailer System:............... page 22

Barb Woodward (Sales): 877.225.2232, ext 300 Head Office: Sales: Halina Mikicki (Bilingual): ext 301 Al Tucker: ext 302 Business Development Manager: Mike Whalen: ext 304 Chris Charles: ext 305 Art Director/MIS: Al Tucker, Mike Whalen Writers:

barb@vttmag.ca halina@vttmag.ca tuck@vttmag.ca mike@vttmag.ca chris@vttmag.ca

Copyright © 2018 – 2022118 Ontario Limited. All rights reserved. Publication Agreement: No. 40806005

May 2018   3

Send us your comments, recommendations and suggestions on how we can improve Vocational Truck & Trailer and any topics that you would like to see covered to – mike@ vttmag.ca

page four Western Star & WTFC

MAY 2018 Vocational Truck & Trailer is a 100% Canadian, privately owned company. Each month features articles and advertising for the vocational markets including construction, forestry, mining, oil & gas, utilities, municipal, agriculture and logistical trucking. Vocational Truck & Trailer is published monthly in a four color tab format. Editorial focus covers new technology, parts & components - plus truck service and maintenance topics that help increase the operational life of vocational / work trucks. Head Office: Trenton, Ontario, Canada, 877.225.2232 Publisher: (Sales) Barb Woodward, barb@vttmag.ca 877.225.2232 Ext 300 Barb has over 18 years experience publishing magazines for the Canadian trucking operations. This experience has provided Barb Woodward insight into the needs of our readers and advertisers. Senior Account Executive: AL Tucker, tuck@vttmag.ca 877.225.2232 Ext 302 For over 20 years, and many more in the supply side of our industry, Al directed the activities of the Canadian Transportation Equipment Association. Account Executive: Halina Mikicki,(Bilingual), halina@vttmag.ca 877.225.2232 Ext 301 Managing Editor: Mike Whalen, mike@vttmag.ca 877.225.2232 Ext 304 Mike has held sales and marketing positions at all levels of our industry, including parts sales and distribution as well a tier one manufacturing of truck parts and components. Art Director/MIS: Chris Charles, chris@vttmag.ca 877.225.2232 Ext 305


he campaign to attract more women to the Canadian trucking industry now has its most visible promotion yet. The Women’s Trucking Federation of Canada (WTFC) recently unveiled a 2019 Western Star 5700XE with a promotional wrap featuring the organization’s name and pictures of its members. The 5700XE model, which is owned by Sharp Transportation Systems, has been named “Miss Destiny Star” by company driver Shelley Uvanille-Hesch, founder of the WTFC and a tireless champion of women in the trucking industry. “I will be driving this truck across Canada and into the United States and I know everyone who sees it will be a little more aware that women do work in trucking and that it’s an industry that can provide a good living for them,” UvanilleHesch said. Several years ago, she contacted Western Star to ask for the company’s support of the WTFC. Since then, Western Star has been a corporate member of the organization and funded the truck wrap. The WTFC has worked closely with the group at Highway Western Star in Ayr, Ontario, the dealership where the 5700XE was purchased. “The Women’s Trucking Federation is doing great work,” a representative from Highway Western Star said. “The trucking industry needs to attract more women and help the women already in the business. We’re proud to be associated with the organization and glad we had the opportunity to assist with this new truck purchase and the message it promotes with the exterior wrap.” Since its founding in 2014, the WTFC

4    May 2018

has grown to more than 300 members. It’s active on a number of fronts, from mentoring women in driving school and hosting career events at high schools to giving interviews to polish the public image of truckers. The federation also is involved in several charitable causes and appears at industry events to gain visibility and recruit women drivers, managers, dispatchers and technicians. The federation is drawing growing support in the industry. For example, Challenger Motor Freight, one of Canada’s largest trucking firms, recently announced that it would pay a year’s membership dues for any of its female drivers who join WTFC. “Western Star has a long heritage of females in executive positions and believes women play a critical role in diversifying our industry,” said Samantha Parlier, Vice-President of Marketing and Strategy for Western Star. “We are honored our 5700XE truck model is the flagship representation of this important organization.” The 2019 Western Star 5700XE is an ideal truck to raise awareness of the WTFC. The 5700XE already turns heads with its striking aerodynamic design and classic Western Star style, and the wrap, as well as a custom-designed blue and pink LED lighting scheme, are guaranteed to draw attention. When Uvanille-Hesch isn’t driving it, the truck will make appearances at shows and charitable events in Canada. “I want to thank Western Star, Sharp Transportation, Highway Western Star and the other organizations which have done so much to help WTFC,” Uvanille-Hesch said. “I can’t wait to get behind the wheel.” For more information, go to WesternStarTrucks.com.


News & Views By Mike Whalen

Content Value


ear Reader, Is the content of our publication of value to you? Our readership, the vocational/work truck operators in Canada, range from owner-operators and small to medium sized contractors plus larger vocational operators, such as major construction companies, utilities, municipalities, etc. that represent over two thirds of the Canadian truck parts and service market value. Virtually all surveys made by trade publications and trade groups asking readers to rate the editorial they would like to see in a trade magazine receive the same reply: New Technology, Parts & Components plus Maintenance Tips and Procedures that will reduce operating costs. To make sure we give you what you want let us know the content categories that you want covered. Our slogan “We work for You!” comes from our ability to see the vocational market through your eyes. Our key people have years of supply side and publishing experience. We are probably the only Canadian trucking magazine that can make that claim. Do you have a driver shortage? Our industry has, for some time, been suffering from a shortage of professional

drivers, technicians and all manner of staff from OE dealers and independent distributors. It’s not a shortage of people that could fill these positions it’s just that, for some reason, our industry just doesn’t seem to be an attractive career choice for the numbers necessary to fill the many job opportunities available. I read with interest Al Tucker’s account of his trip to cover Volvo’s introduction of the VNX series at the Volvo Customer Experience Center in Virginia – and how easy it was to drive the new units. Added to the attention paid to driver comfort I started thinking about how, if prospective drivers knew about the improvements in today’s trucks, it just might raise the interest level. And, the other thought I had was the lack of women drivers. Maybe the barrier is really just an image issue. The one fact I do know is that there are many women driving parts delivery and courier trucks plus other light and medium trucks. A perfect group to reach out to for candidates. The story on this page about the Western Star collaboration with the Women’s Trucking Federation of Canada is a strong indication that today’s truck builders are taking this demographic seriously.


May 2018   5


Ancra Trailer Access Steps


SPIFF Stone Slinger, Engine: Mack MP8-445M, 445 horsepower and 1,860 lb.-ft. torque Transmission: Mack mDRIVE HD 13-speed AMT with low creeper gears Features: Mack 20,000 lb. front axle with taper-leaf suspension; Mack ClearTech One; Mack GuardDog Connect.

New Mack Granite Axle Back at Truck World


ack Trucks Class 8 vehicles on display at Truck World 2018 in Toronto highlighted fuel efficiency, driver comfort and uptime. Visitors to Mack’s booth at the International Centre had the opportunity to experience five Mack Anthem® models and the Mack® Granite® model. All of the Mack models on display came standard with Mack GuardDog® Connect. GuardDog Connect proactively monitors the truck’s performance, identifying any critical fault codes or diagnostic needs and alerting Mack’s OneCall ™ uptime agents at Mack’s 24/7 Uptime Center in Greensboro, North Carolina. Using the Mack ASIST web-based service management system, agents can diagnose

issues, schedule repairs and confirm parts availability while the truck is still on the road, maximizing uptime. GuardDog Connect also enables the newest addition to Mack’s uptime solutions. Mack Over The Air, available on Mack models equipped with Mack 2017 and newer engines, delivers software updates directly to customers with minimal interruptions to their operations. Mack’s uptime services and solutions are a part of Mack Connect, a complete suite of tools that integrates intelligent software, predictive analytics and driver assist technologies to help customers manage productivity and profitability. For information visit www.macktrucks. com.


Mack Trucks Class 8 vehicles on display at Truck World 2018 in Toronto high-lighted Mack’s fuel efficiency, driver comfort and uptime. 6    May 2018

key area for driver safety improvement in the trucking industry is in the entry and exit of vehicles from ground level as drivers climb into the bed of the trailer using the ICC bumper or other unsafe methods. Accord-ing to Amerisafe.com 54% of all driver inju-ries from slips and falls are from getting on and off trucks and trailers. Designed for van trailers or straight trucks with a 48” deck height, Ancra’s new trailer access steps provide a highstrength and durable solution for easily accessing trailers. Our trailer access steps are designed to be permanently mounted under a trailer door and can be easily pulled out to aide in ac-cessing the inside of the trailer. Built with interlocking tabs and slot construction at key points, our unique joint design holds up to 350 lbs. Whether you purchase a 2-step or 3-step unit we manufacture each unit with your choice of either a highly-visible safety yellow powered coat or a hot dip galvanized zinc coat for optimum corrosion resistance. Unlike other standard access steps, An-cra’s trailer access steps include a latch to hold the step securely in position providing a strong, safe and

secure way to stow until needed. In addition, our trailer access steps are built with an aggressive formed anti-slip surface and self-cleaning design that allows snow and ice to drop through the tread to avoid buildup. So whether its winter or summer, your employees can feel confident that they’ll keep their footing while getting in and out of the trailer reducing the risk of falling from the vehicle and saving you from devastating injuries and downtime costs. For more visit www.ancracargo.com.


SAF Holland Tire Pilot Plus


roper tire inflation has a direct effect on tire wear and fuel economy. According to TMC, trailer tires can lose up to 2 psi per month through the inner liner and casing, regardless of use. The TMC calculates that tires underinflated by 10% will wear 9% to 16% faster than properly inflated tires. TMC also reports under-inflated tires add rolling resistance that can reduce fuel economy by as much as 2%*. Tire Pilot Plus provides con-sistent and proper inflation to compensate for psi loss. Tire Pilot Plus not only controls pressure through inflation but also maintains equal pressure across all wheels and features High-Pressure Relief (HPR) for over-inflated tires, which could occur from extreme tem-perature changes during operation. With an ROI of less than one year, Tire Pilot reduces tire wear, decreases downtime by reducing maintenance, and improves fuel economy. Tire Pilot Plus manages costs by decreasing maintenance in six ways: • Reducing time spent on tire repair and replacements. • Eliminating the need for routine pressure checks. • A robust design utilizing durable

components in a non-pressurized axle environment that increase the system’s life. • Incorporating knurled connections at both the cap and tire ends of the stainless steel hose, for easy hand-tighten connections without a wrench. • The unique design of the hubcap with fins that protect the air fitting connections from damage. • The polished steel/flexible tubing insert shaft and internal double lip seal provide an extremely robust seal that allows for poten-tial axial misalignment and years of trouble-free service. For easy installation, Tire Pilot has a customized plug-in electrical harness to fit your application, and it maintains tire pressures even when the system is not connected to the tractor. For more visit www.safholland.ca.



By Bruce Sayer

How to Seek Professional Financial Help


nless your company is well endowed with the needed resources to efficiently manage all aspects of the business you operate, it only makes good sense to outsource expertise as required. The most efficient way to operate a business is to recognize your company’s core strength, capitalize on it and acquire professional help to manage the business necessities that challenge your organization. This principle is highly applicable to the freight transportation industry. From start-up companies to growing operations, almost all trucking companies need financing at some point in their development. Freight transportation is a capital intense industry with daily expense obligations. Reliable access to working capital is a concern that occupies the minds of company owners each and every day. Most trucking companies are operated and managed by truckers, who by nature are hardworking problem solvers with an ambition to get the job done. These character traits are essential to ensure a successful freight carrier enterprise, but more is needed to complete the balanced structure of a successful trucking operation. As with all businesses, the maintaining of positive cash flow and profitable margins are an absolute necessity. For a large majority of commercial trucking operations, these two financial requirements are the greatest of challenges to be faced. Maintaining profitable margins is in

principle a simple matter of developing a viable business model and ensuring revenues out measure expenditures. In practicality, it is much more complicated. Much has been written on this topic in previous articles in which financial consultant David Boyd outlines specific best practices to follow. As for the issue of maintaining positive cash flow, the professional help provided to trucking companies is getting more prevalent. At one time, the only real funding option available to the trucking industry was through the traditional banking system. However, their restrictive qualification requirements and limited credit structure negates this facility as having real value to the common trucking business. Fortunately the popularization of freight factoring as a mainstream alternative financial solution has eased the financial burden faced by carriers. Freight factoring is offered by professional 3rd party financial providers who are experienced in commercial transportation. Their cash flow solutions are designed specifically for the trucking industry and therefore are geared to suit the demanding needs of the industry. Access to working capital is made easy and fast to support the operational needs of a busy carrier. Whether it is a fleet of 300 trucks or a single truck operator, freight factoring provides the funds required to keep trucks moving. It is incumbent on truck company owners to do their due diligence and

select the best factoring company to meet their needs. Start by doing a Google search for Freight Factoring or Factoring for Trucking. Many options will appear on the search engine result page. Select the ones you want to call and ask three important questions; how fast do you get your funding, do they understand your

trucking business, and are their rates competitive? Following these discussions, you should get a good feel as to which factor is best suited to meet your needs. For more information on Freight Factoring, visit www.accutraccapital.com or call 855.838.7575.


May 2018   7

Tuck Routes

By Al Tucker

Titan – “Strength Through Innovation”


lot has happened at Titan Trailers Inc. since I first met their President Mike Kloepfer in 1973 at his farm-based manufacturing operation in Harley, Ontario. He had a vision then, with respect to fabricating specialized highway trailers that focused on innovative designs combined with efficient processes and highest quality finish. Fast forward to 2018 and my visit to the recently expanded 200,000 square foot Titan manufacturing facility in Courtland, Ontario. It can be accurately verified, that the name Titan Trailers also stands for, “Greatness Through Innovation”! My first impression of their new $10 million stand-alone trailer finishing shop – clearly visible from Highway #3 – was that it looked like a Hanger for a 747 aircraft. My subsequent tour of the facility only reinforced that feeling. The attention to detail has Mike’s name written all over it. It features heated shop floors, hi-tech programmable overhead LED lighting, vinyl covered walls in the acid wash bay with a sophisticated water filtration system and an expansive south sloping roof design set up for the future installation of solar panels. Think “unplugged” from the grid, and Titan’s future hydroelectric energy cost savings will give them a further competitive edge. With a current workforce of around 250 motivated specialists and the exclusive use of weight/fuel saving Aluminum in all future Trailer designs, combined with their continued incorporation of state-of-the–art robotic technology in the plants, production is gradually being ramped up from 800 units towards their objective of 1,200 units annually. If their plans sound overly ambitious for a family owned Canadian company, it’s because in recent years they have successfully expanded their market beyond Canada and the USA. A recent addition of a 21,000 sq.ft. assembly facility in Middlesbrough, UK, has been set up to service demand throughout the UK. Its location at this East coast port city will give Titan the opportunity to expand sales into the EU market. Combine this export plan with their decision in 2016 to appoint “Thinwall™ Trailers Australia” as their exclusive agent in Mount Gambier, Australia to assemble and market Titan bulk haulage trailers, further demonstrates the global appeal for Titan Trailers products. Titan’s walking floor semi-trailer for the waste industry along with a B-double grain hopper combo went on display at the “International Truck, Trailer Show” in Melbourne that spring. Titan Trailers 8    May 2018

Assembly Kits were created for containerized ocean freight travel to these locations. IKEA®, eat your heart out! An example of their innovative achievements in fuel saving, smooth side technology, is their patented THINWALL ™ double-wall extruded aluminum panel first applied to bulk material handling trailer designs. Keith® Walking Floor® and V-Floor™ conveyor systems are a popular customer specification. Their most recent innovative success is in the form of a unique round-barrel shaped compacting trailer for the waste hauling industry. Nicknamed “THE TITAN MISSILE”, this compacting and futuristic trailer design is destined to revolutionize the industry. This safer, fuel saving design has more than met original expectations. To keep pace with Titan’s expanding business and to meet their growing need for experienced aluminum welders, in 2015 Titan offered to work with Fanshawe College in the region. The company provided the College with a $40,000 grant to add essential equipment and to introduce a special aluminum welding course. In addition, an award program is offered to outstanding students annually through 2020. Titan now also offers an in-house aluminum welding school, where qualified applicants are paid a wage over the course of a 4-6week program. Those who graduate by meeting Titan’s high-quality welding standards are pretty much guaranteed employment. I’m convinced that the Titan Story already stands as an inspiration to other aspiring Canadian companies in the field of commercial vocational vehicle manufacturing. Far from being a corner office “suit”, Mike spends his day walking

his plants; coaching, meeting with staff, monitoring the ongoing construction and inspecting the production process. He’s

believe in the adage that, “The Only Way to Change the Future is to Invent It”! My visit with Mike was an emotional

always looking for ways to fine tune his latest innovations. The 2nd generation of the Kloepfer family is already being groomed to “handle the torch” and to

40+ year walk down memory lane. He confided that he has succeeded beyond his dreams, but he’s not finished yet. Way to go Mike! TUCK



VIPAR Welcomes New Program Manager


rystal Lake, Illinois - Joe Meyer has joined VIPAR Heavy Duty and its family of companies as the organization’s new Program Manager. Meyer is responsible for developing industry leading programs with suppliers. Meyer has more than 28 years of experience in the heavy duty aftermarket. Before joining VIPAR Heavy Duty, Meyer was most recently a National Account Manager for Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems. He has previously worked in key roles at Grote Industries, Borg Warner Automotive and Chicago Rawhide (now SKF). “Joe is a well-respected leader with a thorough understanding of the heavy duty aftermarket,” said Larry Griffin, Vice President of Program Management. “His decades of experience and knowledge from working in the industry will be highly beneficial to both our distributors and suppliers who are part of VIPAR Heavy Duty and our family of companies. We are fortunate to have a high caliber individual like Joe join our program man-

agement team.” Meyer holds a degree from Southwest Missouri State University. For more information on VIPAR Heavy Duty, visit www.vipar.com or email: info@ vipar.com.



Big Rig, Big Investment – Stainless Steel Accessories for Today’s Professional Drivers


hen you own or operate a big rig – it is a big investment. Knowing that customers need reliable, high quality products that are built to outlast and outshine – Dieter’s strives to keep their reputation stainless. Listening to the customer and delivering a product that is worthy of your hard earned dollars, is just one of the key successes behind Dieter’s. As the high-quality accessory manufacturer of choice for North America’s heavy truck OEM’s, Dieter’s stands behind their products. After all, the bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten. “Being known as one of the most respected names in the truck aftermarket industry has come by listening to our customers,“ said Dieter’s Vice President Peter Hohendorn. “And then delivering a product that not only meets their expectations but exceeds them. We take our reputation as a trusted name in truck accessories seriously.” The accessories designed and manufactured at Dieter’s use only high-quality 304 mirror finish stainless steel – which is non-magnetic and non-corroding. Using the 304 grade stainless steel is another distinguishing factor from competitors – who often opt for the lower grade 400-series stainless steel. “We believe most customers still prefer quality when it comes to their accessories, especially exterior products that are subjected to harsh environmental conditions. After all, stainless is all about appearance, how good will they look if they rust or corrode within the first year?” said Colin Thur, Dieter’s National Sales Manager. “At Dieter’s we source higher nickel content in our stainless steel, which allows it to look great through first ownership – if not the lifetime of your truck.” Accessories produced at Dieter’s don’t just belong in a show-and-shine, but on the highways and backroads of North America. “The more popular accessories provide both function and style,” commented Thur. Among them extended sun visors that greatly help reduce eyestrain, fender guards and bug deflectors that protect against high mileage wear and tear, and cab and sleeper panels – designed to enhance visibility and safety at night. The meticulous manufacturing process involved to produce superior quality that underscores Dieter’s international reputation starts with the design team then progresses to the highly trained fabricators – who ensure that products are handled properly through the entire fabrication process to protect products

from dents and scratches. “Our core business is manufacturing semi-truck parts and accessories,” said Hohendorn. “We use #8 finish stainless most often, since the mirrored finish is ideal for decorative parts such as exhaust shields, sun visors, light bars as well as many other accessories.” Dieter’s has been manufacturing highquality truck accessories since 1976, when Dieter Hohendorn, a highly skilled sheet metal tradesman with a passion for the art of metal fabrication, began building sleepers on trucks. Now, 40 years later, Dieter’s operates under two banners – Dieter’s and Panelite – offer-

ing thousands of products. The company has become the largest, most trusted and most OEM awarded name in highquality stainless steel accessories for today’s Big Rigs. Building on the high-quality products is the company’s commitment to customer service – including standing behind their products with an unbeatable warranty. Confident in the products they manufacture and sell, Dieter’s is required to offer a one year warranty though the OEM distribution channels, however Dieters offers a second year on our stainless steel simply because we can.

Dieter’s is currently the only stainless steel manufacturer in North America that maintains the highest quality standard for the automotive industry – taking pride in being TS 16949 and ISO 9001 certified. The company is also ISO 140001 Environmentally certified. The results of the above are the highest quality stainless steel accessories available at over 2,000 dealerships throughout North America. Out Work, Out Play, Out Drive, Out Last and Out Shine – with high quality custom products for today’s professional drivers. Visit www.dietersaccessories or www. panelite.com for product listings.


May 2018   9

Truck Systems & Equipment

Lubrication: The Engine Lifesaver


he first filter used to keep oil clean was a bypass filter introduced in the ‘30’s. Oil flowed directly from the oil pan to the engine’s working parts, and a smaller proportion of the oil was sent through the filter via a second flow path that worked in parallel “bypassing” the first. In the late 40’s full-flow oil filters – depth then pleated paper – were introduced. Over time OEM’s moved from a combination of separate full-flow and by-pass filters to just a high-efficiency full-flow filter. Today there are a number of by-pass filter manufacturers serving the aftermarket. Filter media used ranges from toilet paper to cotton mixed with wood wool. When evaluating the effectiveness of the by-pass filter it’s critical that the media is tightly packed and doesn’t settle or channel allowing the oil to literally “by-pass” the by-pass filter material. Ram-packed, organic, depth elements can control particulates as well as corrosive contaminants such as acids, salt compounds, gums, lacquers, and varnishes. Benefits of a bypass filter: 1. Greater particulate filtration efficiency.

5. Longer oil drain intervals. 6. Reduced engine wear. 7. Longer engine life. The important difference between a fullflow filter and a bypass filter is the ability of a by-pass filter to remove much finer particulate than a full-flow filter. In other words, keeping your oil clean is better accomplished by using a full flow filter in combination with a bypass filter. AUTO-LUBE SYSTEMS Whether you operate highway trucks and trailers, buses, construction or agricultural equipment, poor lubrication of moving components impacts on equipment operating life – and cost – more than any other maintenance procedure. In fact, bearing failure is one of the major causes of equipment downtime, lost productivity and increased cost faced by today’s truck and equipment owner. To properly lubricate a bearing, it’s important to first know how grease works. Grease functions in two ways: 1. It provides a barrier between the pin and bushing – or roller/ball and bearing race – which reduces friction between wear surfaces and thereby extends the life of the components and

2. Removal of organic material. 3. Higher contaminant holding capacity. 4. Keeps engine oil cleaner and extends oil drain intervals.

2. grease creates a collar that impedes the entry of wear-causing contaminants. The greasing procedure also flushes contaminants from the bearing cavity.

The governing principle of most automatic lubrication systems is that its more effective to provide grease in small amounts very frequently – and to do so while the machine is operating. The greasing procedure also flushes contaminants from the bearing cavity. And, no matter how diligently the maintenance technician adheres to a greasing program, it’s almost impossible to keep up with changing operating conditions and bearing needs. Most maintenance programs call for components to be greased with a hand operated grease gun at preset intervals (once a day, week, month, etc.) and to do this when the machine is idle. This brings up several questions: Will the grease penetrate 360 degrees and flush out all the contaminant while the bearing is “resting”? In the case of a pin and bushing, the answer is NO! Will the greasing procedure take place when the bearing needs it the most? As mentioned, technicians tend to grease based on a preset PM

interval – daily, weekly, monthly. This may not coincide with optimum operational requirements. Example: in the case of mobile equipment the operating environment is in constant change. One day it is dry and dusty – and the next day it rains. Bearing contamination cannot be measured based on time intervals. Will the right amount of grease be applied to each bearing? Depending on size, each bearing requires a different amount of grease. The technician will tend to grease until the new grease is seen oozing from the bearing. Not only is this wasteful but it is not an indication that the complete bearing cavity has received grease particularly where the pin is resting on the bushing. The governing principle of most automatic lubrication systems is that it’s more effective to provide grease in small amounts very frequently – and to do this while the machine is operating. This guarantees that the bearing will always have the optimum amount of lubricant.



Fifth Wheel Needs Greasing, Here’s Why


or an over-the-highway truck driver a long way from home, one of the last things on his mind is the grease on his tractor-trailer’s fifth wheel. Until, that is, the heavy load behind him starts doing some of the steering for him… at a not-so-comfortable 65 mph. Without proper lubrication, the natural friction of the two flat metal surfaces connecting at the fifth wheel will increasingly hinder the free movement required during actual driving and hauling operations. Especially in cold weather, the metalon-metal seizing can prevent the tractortrailer unit from turning correctly. A PROBLEMATIC SITUATION The result is a tractor-trailer unit that will become increasingly difficult to steer, handle and stabilize. This can stress both the driver and the equipment, to the point of required costly repairs and, potentially, even catastrophic and tragic results. The damage can range from worn tires, to chafed upper and lower fifth wheel plates, to actual disengagement of the tractortrailer unit!

10    May 2018

To avoid such issues, some truck and trailer equipment suppliers have experimented with lubrication-free fifth wheels, while others have introduced slippery pads to eliminate the need for lubrication. However, the overwhelming majority of tractor-trailers in use today still require good ol’ grease on their fifth wheels. An autolube system from BEKA offers a safe, clean, efficient way to ensure your

truck’s fifth wheel is getting just the right amount of lubrication. NOT TOO MUCH, NOT TOO LITTLE As with automatic lubrication systems, our fifth-wheel solution is designed to supply the optimum amount of grease, whether it be as a stand-alone system or part of a vehicle package. We’ve all seen trucks “bobtailing” down the road with globs of grease on their

fifth wheels. They’ve probably just come out of the shop and are on their way to a nearby yard to pick up a trailer to head out on the highway. Well, as soon as the driver backs that tractor up to the trailer, the vast majority of that grease will be pushed away, either onto the nose of the trailer or, perhaps even worse, onto the ground. HOW IT WORKS When we install an autolube system, we drill and tap the channels or grooves that are built into the fifth wheel design. The grease is then metered up and along these channels, smearing across the flat surface of the fifth wheel while the tractor-trailer moves down the highway. The standard is for four such access points, but we can also attach two additional points at the fifth wheel pivots. Learn why this is going to make your ride safer and save you money in maintenance costs. Drop us a line at sales@ beka-lube.com and we will “hook you up”. For more information contact us at 888.862.7461.


Cross Border Services

By Dawn Truell, President, Cross Border Services

Cocaine & Firearms Transporting


uring a routine secondary baggage examination at the Toronto Pearson Airport, two people from Jamaica were found by CBSA to have been carrying six containers declared as coffee in their luggage, that wasn’t coffee, it was cocaine! Busted! Once the officers opened these containers and realized that this white powder indeed tested positive for cocaine, the two people were arrested for possession of over seven kilograms of cocaine and were turned over to the RCMP. Brampton, Ontario man, Parminder Sidhu, 43, was charged and convicted of conspiracy to export cocaine from the USA into Canada. Sidhu had been hired by Michael Bagri, to transport 97 kilograms of cocaine in a tractor trailer truck from California to Buffalo, New York where then he met up with another man named Ravinder Arora who then tried to cross the Queenston/Lewis-

ton bridge border but he was stopped, greeted, caught red handed and arrested by US Customs and Border Patrol. Bagri and Sidhu were known to the US CBP for previous offences of trying to carry 26 kilograms of cocaine in a truck-driving tandem across the Pembroke, Ontario border from New York. In total there were 6 men all convicted and sentenced for drug smuggling, possession and intent to traffic. On April 9, 2018 at the Coutts, Alberta border crossing, CBSA seized 24 undeclared firearms. The two travellers, Douglas Gies, 41 and Caroline Elizabeth Gies, 42, were destined for Alaska; they were pulled over for a secondary inspection. They were both driving SUV’s with trailers in tow. Concealed within their vehicles was found 16 long guns, eight handguns and 70 overcapacity magazines; not only were they not declared by the two but the guns were clas-

Busted! CBSA found six containers declared as coffee in the luggage of two people from Jamaica that wasn’t coffee, it was cocaine! sified as prohibited; it is against the law to import prohibited firearms. The two were arrested and charged with seven counts pursuant to the Customs Act and another eight counts to the Criminal Code. For more information about aiding in

the fight against smuggling, terrorism and safety & compliance programs such as C-TPAT, FAST, PIP, TTP, AEO, CSA, please contact Cross Border Services at www.crossborderservices.ca, email dawntruell@gmail.com.


May 2018   11

Truck Systems & Equipment

How Does On-Board Truck Scale Technology Help the Transportation Industry BY KEVIN HILL


n-board truck scales are a wireless weighing system that can be fitted on a truck. They are regarded as one of the most versatile and convenient weighing equipment for many industries, including the transportation industry. They can weigh the payload of a vehicle with high accuracy. They use a special signal that is transmitted to a monitor. Load cell technology is employed and when combined with the pres-sure readings of the air suspension, you can determine the weight of the truck and the load. You can install the on-board scales on a wide variety of trucks and fit them specifically to meet the truck’s requirements. The main advantage is that the scale and the weight information readout is on the truck itself, allowing the weighing to take place at the load site. Let us look at some features and advantages of on-board truck scales that benefit the transportation industry. FEATURES: • They can be installed permanently and used anytime. • They help the truck operators maintain the optimal vehicle loads, thus improving the lifespan of the vehicle and its

performance on-board truck scales can measure the exact quantities of the materials being loaded extremely accurately. • They also help in detecting minor fluctuations in the net weight of the vehicle. These factors help in keeping the vehicle safe from accidents that can be caused due to overloading or excess weight of the vehicle. • They reduce the time required to load and weigh the goods being transported without affecting the accuracy of the measurement They can withstand rough conditions that are common in the transportation industry, such as unfavorable weather and tough terrains. • You can use the on-board truck scales with numerous vehicle types • They reduce under and overloading charges by optimizing vehicle load and determining a load’s exact payload production value while in motion. ADVANTAGES: BETTER EFFICIENCY On-board truck scales allow you to get the maximum capacity without overloading the truck. On-board truck scales optimize efficiency for different weighing and operation systems. Since you can track the exact weight loads during the transport, you can minimize

the additional time and energy taken to measure the payloads. When the truck isn’t overloaded, the consumption of fuel also reduces which is a bonus in the transport industry. INCREASED SAFETY There is a chance of the trucks tipping over due to excess weight if the goods are not measured properly, leading to accidents. On-board truck scales help in measuring the exact weight that the vehicle can carry, which ensures there is no overloading. This increases the safety. INCREASED SAVINGS When you know exactly how much the goods being transported weigh, you can ensure that you are neither overloading nor under loading the truck, thus saving

fuel costs. Further, you would avoid overloading penalties and increase the lifespan of your truck, minimizing your investment in newer vehicles. All this results in increased savings. DIGITAL DISPLAYS These days a lot of on-board scales come with a digital display that remains on as long as the truck in on. You can set the set points ahead of time which will be displayed to the operator in case the truck is overloaded. The displays are tamper-proof ensuring safe results each time. The first two set points will give an indicator of red light. If the extra load isn’t removed even after that, there will be a buzzing sound which will continue till you remove the extra load. On-board truck scales are versatile, safe and convenient – making it essential for the transportation industry. Since weight is crucial in the trucking business, these scales ensure that your fleet runs legally at its optimum capacity. This helps in maximizing your profits and efficiency. Kevin Hill heads the marketing efforts at Quality Scales Unlimited in Byron, CA., a sales and service provider of all types of industrial scales. Kevin can be reached via e. mail at kevin@scalesu.com.


Oil Filter Program from HUBB


UBB Filters demonstrated to fleet managers gathered at the NAFA 2018 Institute & Expo (I&E), how they can make an affordable, social impact by utilizing the company’s revolutionary, sustainable oil filter. HUBB CEO Scott Killips says sustainability often comes at a higher cost, but HUBB is both sustainable and costs less than a conventional filter. Killips says that HUBB equipped fleets enjoy increased oil drain intervals and decreased labor costs, while fulfilling their sustainability mission.

12    May 2018

“The first positive impact fleet managers will experience with HUBB filters is on the environment. Choosing our solution helps eliminate messy, used oil filters from going into landfills,” explained Killips. “The impact goes further because we can help a fleet save thousands on its preventive maintenance spend over a conventional, non-sustainable solution.” Allowing for even easier implementation of the HUBB oil filter on a fleet, the company will launch their new HUBB Swap Filter Exchange Program that allows vehicles to get in and out of the shop faster and easier during preventive maintenance. Technicians remove the soiled inner core and swap it for a clean inner core. The dirty inner core is sent to HUBB for inspection, cleaning and certification. HUBB then sends the clean filters back to the fleet. The HUBB solution is a significant improvement over conventional oil filtration technology, and its performance is backed by the industry’s first 100,000-mile or 5,000-hour guarantee. Fleet field results collected by HUBB along with independent oil analysis demonstrate that HUBB can save a typical fleet up to 50% on their

preventive maintenance spend, making it a win for your fleet and the earth.

For information visit www.hubbfilters. com.



Terex Drills New Technology


erex Utilities has introduced a redesigned truck-mounted A65030 auger drill. The new auger drill series from Terex® features enhanced

control systems and a hydrostatic drive transmission for easier operation and productivity. Additionally, the remote diagnostics supports troubleshooting. “The A330 and A650 have radio remote controls – a first in auger drill operation,” says Joe Caywood, Director of Marketing. The new control system allows the truck, unit controller, and unit engine to talk to each other, which supports the application of radio remote controls. The advantage for the operator is improved productivity, comfort, and visual reference. The enhanced auger drills have many features that are automated, including auto brake release, inner-Kelly retract

stop, inner-Kelly slack stop, home position, return to center and dig depth. The ‘return to center’ allows the operator to return the auger to the drill position used previously. “This keeps the hole at the proper diameter and the proper vertical position throughout the dig, regardless of how many times the operator needs to clean the dirt from the auger tool,” said Gary Rice, Terex South Regional Sales Manager. The A650-30 features a drill depth of 30 ft. and drill diameter up to 72”. Terex Utilities will also be showcasing a variety of auger tooling – both augers and barrels – designed to dig through soft ground to the most extreme hard rock conditions with diameters ranging from 8” to 144”. For more information on Terex Utilities, visit www.terex.com/utilities.



Notes From Abrams Towing on the MidAmerica Trucking Show BY ROB KERBY


e were tasked with the job of researching transportation trade shows in the United States in order to target US trucking companies traveling to Ontario and to areas near this province’s borders. While there are plenty of carriers here, there is an overwhelming amount of freight shipped north of the border from all over the United States. This was a fertile market we wanted to explore. After months of deliberation we decided on the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Kentucky. It was a welcome reprieve to travel south after the winter we’ve had – the winter that never seems to end. We also decided to take one of our flagship heavy wreckers to enter in to the Show & Shine competition, partly to show off our equipment but also with the aim of attracting potential customers. Away we went. With trucks loaded with our gear and the Rotator gleaming we looked forward to nicer weather for our stay down south. Our first hiccup – there’s always a hiccup – was the Interstate 75 in Detroit which

was under construction. After what felt like a 70 KM detour through some of Detroit’s finest areas we finally reconnected with Interstate 75 and proceeded southbound. The rest of the trip down was uneventful until we entered Kentucky. Then it started snowing and by the time it ended Louisville, Kentucky had a fresh blanket of 11 inches of snow. Really? We came south for a truck show and we get buried in snow. So much for a clean and shiny truck, but we had a plan and had booked the truck for a wash for when we arrived just in case. After setting up our displays inside the show we redirected our attention to the Show & Shine area outside. Fortunately for us the guys shined up the Rotator and once again it looked great. Surrounding us at the show was an unbelievable display of chrome and custom paint. Anyone would be amazed, despite the 6 inches of snow blanketing the top of every truck. The venue was impressive if for nothing else than its sheer size. The front hall of the Kentucky Exposition Center approximates the size of the entire International Center in Toronto. It was exhausting to

tour the main hall and several others that meandered throughout the building, but there was so much to see we didn’t want to stop. The hospitality of the people from Kentucky was second to none, as it was from folks from all over who converged at this great event. We also ran into several people from our neck of the woods, some who have been coming here for years.

Hooray Canada! It was nice to witness support for the industry from home. Overall it was a fantastic show despite the obstacles, and we look forward to another great event next year at the MidAmerica Trucking Show. Thanks for your hospitality Kentucky! For more information, visit www. abrams.ca, call 866.667.5438 or 416.398.2500.


May 2018   13


Light Where You Need It


ptronics International, a leading manufacturer and supplier of heavy-duty LED vehicle lighting, announced the introduction of its new UCL41 Series Scene Light. The new lamp is the first of a new style of directional scene lighting that casts a more focused beam of LED light in a direction that can be accurately defined simply by its placement. Priced at roughly half the cost of traditional nine-diode scene lights, the UCL41 Series Scene Light uses 12 diodes and advanced optical engineering to focus its optimal beam pattern. Until now, scene lights have generally just flooded an area with illumination, without regard for how wide or deep the scene may be. The result of ultra-wide beam pattern scene lighting has been less focused and less usable light in the areas that may be most critical – those directly adjacent to the vehicle. Optronics’ new UCL41 Series Scene Light is engineered to deliver an intense white LED beam pattern at a 45-degree angle to its mounting position. The lamp enables OEMS, bodybuilders and end users to determine the size and shape of the scene they prefer to illuminate.

Mounting the lamp higher creates a larger scene, while mounting it lower creates a smaller scene, and the lamps can be rotated before mounting to deliver light that is oriented to a vehicle’s front, rear and sides. “Our new UCL41 Series Scene Light is the first to be engineered with the scene in mind,” Brett Johnson, president and CEO of Optronics International, said. “Our design enables the engineers and those using a vehicle to configure a custom lighting scenario that best fits the specific need.” The low-profile, surface-mount lamp is easy to install and requires only two mounting fasteners. Once the UCL41 is secured, a black- or chrome-coated plastic bezel snaps into position, giving the lamp a clean finished appearance. The UCL41 Series Scene Light accommodates both 12- and 24-volt electrical systems and is IP67 rated. The lamp comes complete with a 6-inch hard-wired lead and ground wires and requires only a three-quarter-inch hole for the wire feed. For more information visit www. optronics.com.


Optronics’ New Directional Scene Light Aims a High-Intensity LED Beam Precisely Where It’s Needed


Low-Profile HVAC Unit



Double-Axis Hoist


ational Fleet Products’ MAD EasyLoad Hoist stores inside vehicles at ceiling height, extending 3.79 feet and gliding up to 8 feet laterally, to put up to1,100 pounds of lifting and lowering capacity precisely where it’s needed. The EasyLoad remains inside the vehicle, away from the elements, and can be stowed above shelving on either side of the vehicle or in the center of the cargo hold until needed. Its boom is easily positioned for the task at hand because it can move on two axes, sliding laterally up to 8 feet, depending on the vehicle, and extending up to 45.5

14    May 2018

inches in length. “The dual-axis MAD EasyLoad Hoist makes it easy for operators to lift and lower cargo with pinpoint accuracy because they don’t have to worry about positioning the vehicle in exact relationship to a target,” Steven Peterson, President of National Fleet Products, said. “The EasyLoad allows operators to navigate cargo through manholes and to position the winch for optimal load securement, even when the host vehicle isn’t perfectly oriented.” For a distributor near you, please contact www.nationalfleetproducts.com.


ebasto Thermo & Comfort, the global leader in equipment and vehicle cooling and heating solutions, has introduced its new SP80 HVAC. The low-profile, ceilingmounted HVAC will make it possible for OEMs and cabin manufacturers to design vehicle-control spaces with increased headroom, greater visibility and an enhanced sense of comfort. In contrast to the large, sharp-edged, rectangular sheet-metal boxes that characterize the majority of ceilingmounted HVAC systems in today’s heavy equipment, Webasto’s new SP80 HVAC looks somewhat inconspicuous. At 50 percent the size and 20 percent the weight of average HVAC systems, SP80 hugs a cabin’s ceiling. The unit’s 3.15-inch-thick injectionm o l d e d

plastic envelope features rounded edges and a unique central air intake configuration that allows air outlets to be precisely oriented to fit a cab’s particular design. Its 25.03-inch width and 20.39inch length will also make the unit easy to integrate into any cab design. “Design engineers will be able to create cabins with far greater comfort, visibility and overall space,” Mark Denny, President and CEO of Webasto Thermo & Comfort North America, said. “The SP80’s ergonomic advantages are matched by its ultra-light weight, enabling cab roof structures to be lighter as well.” To access more content about the lowprofile, ceiling-mounted SP80 HVAC, visit: www.webasto.com/us/marketsproducts/off-highway/ custom-hvacsolutions.


Webasto’s ward-Winning Low-Profile SP80 is 50 percent smaller, 20 percent lighter and reimagines the ceiling-mounted HVAC unit.

GPS/Telematics Fleet Management

By Dan Malloy

Important Truck Systems


hile the basic platform on trucks has remained somewhat the same, all of the important systems that allow trucks to operate efficiently and safely are constantly changing. It used to be that the driver was in control but as we move to more autonomous trucks the role of the driver is evolving. Drivers it seems, are now more systems managers than they are drivers so it is important to understand how these various systems function. Cooling systems, air conditioning, and emission controls have been around in one form or another and to get the most benefit we need to understand how they operate. Cooling systems used to be easy. If a needle on a gauge ran into the red or if steam was blowing out of your engine you could be pretty sure that there was a problem. Now with diagnostic systems and preset maintenance schedules it can sometimes be difficult to understand what is going on. While the needle and the steam are time-tested and true warnings drivers can’t wait until that point with the cooling system. Keeping on top of maintenance and vehicle specific training of drivers is key to keeping the

engine running. The engine is cool, what about the driver? At one time the air conditioning system was a crank on the door that opened the window. Once trucks started to be equipped with proper air conditioning systems the challenge was to balance driver comfort with fuel costs. While driver comfort is the priority, the costs of running an engine all night can be high and can be offset by adding another temperature control system. Auxiliary power units, generators, or even a shore power system will surely help reduce your fuel costs. There is no “one size fits all” solution and your equipment suppliers are a good place to look for information. Emission systems are complex and expensive. I remember the day when people pulled the catalytic converters off of their cars and enlarged the size of the fuel fillers to allow for leaded fuel to still be used. Why? Unleaded fuel was expensive and we didn’t fully understand the need to control vehicle emissions. Much has been written about the need for proper emission systems and with the addition of diesel exhaust fluid systems drivers need to add DEF top-ups to their vehicle checks. Did you know that DEF freezes

at -11 C°? DEF is another example of how trucks are changing. Canada has an extreme climate and regardless of the season engines need to be kept cool and drivers need to be comfortable in warmer weather. With proper driver training and adherence to maintenance schedules cooling systems, air conditioning, and emissions systems

can work well for us to improve efficiency and driver satisfaction. Dan Malloy is the Fleet Safety & Compliance Specialist for Mobilizz Inc. which is a leading fleet telematics company based in Toronto. Dan can be reached at dmalloy@mobilizz.com. For more information, please visit www.mobilizz. com.


May 2018   15

Tires & Wheels

By Jeffrey Parks, Managing Director, Retread Tire Association

A Young Person’s Look at Retreading


f you’re a young person working on developing your trade, your career or your craft, you may have insight to offer others that you aren’t quite aware of. We were fortunate to meet a young representative of a great retreading equipment company Tesco-Italmatic LLC, who at 24 years old, is proud to be working in the industry as a 3rd generation member of his family’s company. D.J. Zeledon gave us a nice interview this week and shared some of his views on the future of the industry, and we’d like to share them with you. RTA: Many would say retreading is poised for a much bigger resurgence that it has in the past. What do you see as a young person who is trying to build a career out of this? D.J. (Tesco Italmatic): I see a lot more opportunities coming up on the retreading side. In my opinion, today’s retreads

are safer, if not better than some of the new tires that are on the road. People see things online, and they see tires and tread lying on the road and they automatically blame it on retreads. Retreaders understand that, and it’s why retreaders take a more stringent look at the tests they do, and they go above and beyond to make a retread safer and a more costeffective tire. RTA: You represent the third generation in your family’s business. When did you start picking up an interest in it? D.J.: My dad and grandpa always brought me into the shop. Ever since I can remember around four years old or so, I would go in and sit on my grandpa‘s lap or my dad’s, and drive the forklift with him. As a kid I would sweep the floor and after a while, you start earning your stripes. You start from a young age and I kind of grew up in the shop. When

I was around thirteen, I started messing with hydraulics and learning about lifts a little bit. I’d go in on weekends and scrape down the old paint on chambers, sanding it down and repainting. But I’ve come to be fully invested in it. On the business side, eventually my dad started to put my face out there more, and now I have customers calling me directly with TPMS or tire repair problems and questions. Sometimes even in the evening, but I like them to be calling me as a resource. I want to be seen that way, as someone you can purchase from, and follow up with. I’m involved in the sales of some tire machinery, balancers and TPMS equipment. I’m not involved in the big stuff as much as of yet, but I’m still learning of course and you know you never stop learning and everything comes in due time.

RTA: You seem to be more aware and involved in the environmental side of things. That’s a big component of what we do in the tire retreading industry. D.J.: Yes. My father and I are outdoorsmen, and we appreciate the fact that we only have one planet. We know the problems with dumping tires here in Florida where I live. Our company is aware of what it takes to prevent that from happening, and by selling and servicing retread equipment, we feel like we’re part of the solution. All around, Tesco-Italmatic has been growing and looking to the future. One thing that I would tell my kids that I learned from my dad is that you have to enjoy what you do. If you enjoy what you do it’s never a day of work. It’s a passion going in to work and doing a great job.



New BFGoodrich All Terrain Tires


ith the launch of two new all-terrain tires from BFGoodrich, the Cross Control® S and Cross Control® D, the BFGoodrich legacy continues for trucks used for construction, logging and energy that encounter aggressive conditions in grueling day-today environments. “BFGoodrich commercial truck products are built to deliver the best uptime in their class with tough proven performance. It’s a brand that fleet operators can count on

while working on the most demanding job sites,” said Adam Murphy, Vice President of B2B marketing for BFGoodrich commercial truck tires. The new BFGoodrich Cross Control tire line is designed to combat damage and downtime with features that include: thick sidewalls to resist damage from impacts; heat-release compounds to help reduce internal casing temperatures; a full-protector ply, which is 75 percent wider than a leading competitor, to pro-

vide protection from penetrations and road hazards even past the outer grooves and anti-cut and chip resistance to help prevent damage that can take a tire prematurely out of service. In fact, the BFGoodrich Cross Control S (all-terrain steer/all-position) tire is guaranteed to provide 20 percent more mileage on the wide-base iteration of the BFGoodrich Cross Control S than with the BFGoodrich® ST565TM  wide-base tire. The serrated shoulder with staggered

rib blocks assist with maneuverability in soft soils and snow conditions. The aggressive ribbed tread design provides traction in challenging conditions without sacrificing handling or ride comfort. The BFGoodrich Cross Control S tire is available in sizes 11R22.5 and 11R24.5 (Load Range H), 315/80R22.5 (Load Range L), and starting in May 2018 will be available in sizes 385/65R22.5 (Load Range J) and 425/65R22.5 (Load Range L). The new BFGoodrich Cross Control D, an all-terrain drive tire, offers many of the same features as its steer counterpart. Built for traction, it is designed with 25 percent more lugs on the road to grip snow, mud and dirt2. A 75 percent wider protector ply3 than a leading competitor provides greater protection from road hazards and penetrations, which can leave fleets and owner-operators on the side of the road encountering unexpected downtime. The BFGoodrich Cross Control D tire is available in 11R22.5 and 11R24.5 sizes (Load Range H). Confident in the Cross Control’s downtime-fighting durability and increased mileage, BFGoodrich offers a work-hard guarantee for the products. For more information about the BFGoodrich Cross Control tire, visit www. bfgoodrichtucktires.com.


16    May 2018

Fairview Fittings & Manufacturing

Growing Repair Kit Options for Trucks Save Time, Money & More


n a recent episode of a popular trucking show filmed over the dead of winter in the great Canadian north, one of the drivers bottoms out his truck on a large rock and tears a drain plug out of an air tank. As he quickly loses air pressure and his wheels begin to lock up, the realization sets in that he is in the middle of nowhere, without the repair parts he needs and with no radio or cell phone signal to call for help. The temperature is dropping quickly and what would have amounted to a time consuming, costly inconvenience on a main highway, will soon become a matter of life and death. Luckily for our stranded trucker, another big rig driver happens by a few hours later with a Fairview “Air Brake Fitting Repair Kit” containing the simple ¼” pipe plug needed to save the day. More of these smart, inexpensive and easy to store repair kits, like Fairview’s “Air Brake Fitting Repair Kit,” are

becoming available every day. New pushto-connect technology makes it possible to make many tube repairs without any tools at all and hose end repair kits now allow for r o a d s i d e repair of air

brake hoses with just an included Allen Wrench. Metal hose end repair kits, like the ones manufactured by Fairview, meet or exceed the pull and pressure specifications of the original crimped-on h o s e

ends and result in a hose just as safe and reliable as those that were factory installed. Every good pre-trip plan should include resources to help locate repair shops on the route and a roadside assistance strategy in case of major electronic or mechanical failure. Every cab should also be outfitted with as many safety supplies, tools and repair parts as practical. Breakdowns are a costly, time consuming fact of life for truckers. But keeping up with the newest roadside DIY repair options gets trucks back on the road faster, reducing downtime and driver stress while saving money. And in the case of extreme routes, like those of the ice road truckers, a good repair kit can save a stranded driver even more. Fairview emergency roadside and shop repair kits are available at major heavyduty truck parts stores across Canada and in the United States.


May 2018   17

VOCATIONAL PRODUCTS & SERVICES DIRECTORY The Products & Services Directory is your direct route to professional companies serving the Trucking Industry across Canada. Include your company in the directory by contacting Barb Woodward by phone at 877.225.2232 ext 300 or email at Barb@vttmag.ca. Visit us online at www.vttmag.ca. ACCOUNTING, TAX & BOOKKEEPING




COMPLIANCYPLUS ACCOUNT & RECORDS MANAGEMENT Bookkeeping For Your Business & Personal Finances Toll Free: 905.767.5458




BALANCED PENNIES BOOKKEEPING For all your bookkeeping needs contact us today Tel: 613.438.7748 Fax: 613.651.9888 balancedpennies@gmail.com


43 Crowe Bay Heights, RR 2 Campbellford, ON K0L 1L0 Tel: 705.653.2403 Fax: 705.653.5560 WilsonInstruments@sympatico.ca www.wilsoninstrumentsltd.com CLUTCH PRODUCTS

Canadian consulting and training resource company, committed to providing exceptional products and services to the transportation industry, specializing in D.O.T. drug and alcohol compliance. 490 McGeachie Drive Milton, ON L9T 3Y5 Toll Free: 888.812.0099 Tel: 905.693.0660 Fax: 905.693.0332 clientservices@itrcanada.com www.itrcanada.com


RAMANJEET TUNG PROFESSIONAL CORPORATION 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. 8 Brewster Road, Suite 212 Brampton, ON L6T 5B7 Tel: 647.261.6981 ramanjeet@accountingbyca.com www.accountingbyca.com


DPF CLEANING SPECIALISTS FIL-MOR AUTOMOTIVE & CLUTCH PRODUCTS LTD. A proud Canadian manufacturer of quality Heavy Duty & automotive clutches since 1980. Specializing in Heavy Duty & Custom-made clutches including our own Torque Master Clutches.

81 Northline Road Toronto, ON M4B 3E9 Toll Free: 800.677.9038 Tel: 416.759.2245 Fax: 416.759.5890 info@filmorautomotive.com www.filmorautomotive.com

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 Mississauga, ON L4W 1B9 Tel: 905.282.1255 Fax: 905.282.0034 info@dpfcleaningspecialists.com www.dpfcleaningspecialists.com DRIVESHAFTS

BEKA-LUBE PRODUCTS INC. “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.” 2830 Argentia Road, Unit 9 Mississauga, ON L5N 8G4 Toll Free: 888.862.7461 Tel: 905.821.1050vFax: 905.858.0597 info@beka-lube.com www.beka-lube.com

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




S.E.T.I. Inc. Service, Experience, Technology, Innovation!

5314 Trafalgar Road Milton, ON L9E 0Y8 Tel: 905.878.7161 info@seti-imports.com www.autogreaser.com or www.seti-imports.com


C-TPAT, FAST, PIP, CSA, SCAC, MC, DOT, CVOR, NEXUS, Bonding, Training Programs & Seminars. 1450 Headon Road, PO Box 93005 Burlington, ON L7M 4A3 Tel: 905.973.9136 Alt Tel: 289.337.9134 Contact: Dawn Truell, B.B.A., B.A. Psy crossborderservices@cogeco.net dawntruell@gmail.com www.crossborderservices.ca


PAT’S DRIVELINE “Over 35 years of Driveshaft Manufacturing Expertise” ALBERTA

14715-116th Avenue Edmonton, AB T5M 3E8 Toll Free: 800.661.8826 Tel: 780.453.5105 Fax: 780.452.3555 sales@gearcentregroup.com www.patsdriveline.com ONTARIO

#1, 7337 Pacific Circle Mississauga, ON L5T 1V1 Toll Free: 877.438.3155 Tel: 905.564.3155 Fax: 905.564.3166 sales@gearcentregroup.com www.patsdriveline.com


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. 113 Keller Drive Belleville, ON K8P 4B3 Toll Free Tel: 844.635.7587 Tel: 613.779.0393 gconrad@compliancyplus.ca www.compliancyplus.ca


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 drivers@carmentransportation.com www.carmentransportation.com


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 dbranston@nalsi.com or dynamic@nalsi.com


EMPIRE TRANSPORTATION LTD. A trucking company based in Grimsby, Ontario that specializes in the movement of oversize and overweight loads. We have an extensive line of heavy haul equipment including flatbeds, step-decks, double drops, floats, minidecks, extendable trailers, steering dollies and multiaxle transporters with capacities up to 80 tons. 263 South Service Road Grimsby, ON L3M 1Y6 Toll Free: 800.263.0240 Tel: 905.945.9654 Fax: 905.945.4151 JKingma@empiretrans.com www.empiretrans.com


FLO COMPONENTS LTD. “For Total Lube Solutions, Go With the FLO!”

50 Admiral Blvd. Mississauga, ON L5T 2W1 Toll Free: 800.668.5458 Tel: 905.671.2355vFax: 905.671.2358 sales@flocomponents.com www.flocomponents.com Components by:

18    May 2018

DANATEC EDUCATIONAL SERVICES LTD. “Safety Training. Your Expert Provider.” 201-11450 29th Street SE Calgary, AB T2Z 3V5 Toll Free: 800.465.3366 Tel: 403.232.6950 Fax: 403.232.6952 info@danatec.com www.danatec.com

KEE HUMAN RESOURCES “Your Goals Are Our Priority.” 6950 Kenderry Gate

Mississauga, ON L5T 2S7 Toll Free: 877.670.3426 Tel: 905.670.3426 Fax: 905.670.3436 recruit@keehumanresources.com www.keehumanresources.com

INTERNATIONAL TRUCKLOAD SERVICES INC. 107 Bellevue Drive, Box 1450 Belleville, ON K8N 5J1 Toll Free: 800.267.1888 Tel: 613.961.5144 Fax: 613.961.1255 or 888.485.6487 English or Punjabi Call Monty at 800.267.1888 or 613.961.5144 extn 123 recruiting@itsinc.on.ca www.itstruck.ca




SIEMENS TRANSPORTATION GROUP INC. Siemens Transportation Group Inc. spans across North America. As an international, family-owned operation, it encompasses specialized transportation companies for a total supply chain solution. These companies range from international Truckload, Less Than Truckload service, International Flat Deck service, Ground Courier service and Warehouse Distribution service P.O. Box 7290 Saskatoon, SK S7K 4J2 Toll Free: 888.878.9585 Fax: 306.668.5849 driver.recruitment@siemenstransport.com www.siemenstransport.com


THE ROSEDALE GROUP “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 timd@rosedale.ca or recruiting@rosedale.ca www.rosedalegroup.ca


WALMART FLEET Get on the road to success with the world’s largest retailer. 6800 Maritz Drive Mississauga, ON L5W 1W2 Tel: 905.670.9966 Ext. 60401 Fax: 905.795.4186 careers@walmartfleet.ca


J D Factors 315 Matheson Blvd. East Mississauga, ON L4Z 1X8 Toll Free: 800.263.0664 Tel: 905.501.5000 • Fax: 905.501.0395 CanadaSales@JDFactors.com www.JDFactors.com


LIQUID CAPITAL MIDWEST CORP. “Others Promise… We Deliver” White Glove Service and Industry Expertise. Same-day funding, including weekends. Customized competitive rates. 176 Seacliff Drive West Leamington, ON N8H 3Y5 Toll Free: 877.653.9426 Tel: 519.419.5044 • Fax: 855.295.6605 riacobelli@liquidcapitalcorp.com www.liquidcapitalmidwest.com


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 brendachu@multilinefasteners.com www.multilinefasteners.com


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 gbennett@powerservice.ca www.powerservice.ca


BAIRD MACGREGOR INSURANCE BROKERS LP At Baird MacGregor you are under our shield of protection. We are known throughout the business community for our commitment to acountabilty, consistency, innovation and excellence in all that we do. We have specialized in providing cost-effective insurance and unique risk management solutions since 1979. 825 Queen Street East Toronto, ON M4M 1H8 Toll Free: 800.263.3030 Tel: 416.778.8000 • Fax: 416.778.4492 lgarofalo@bairdmacgregor.com www.bairdmacgregor.com


BRYSON & ASSOCIATES INSURANCE BROKERS LTD. “It’s not what you pay. It’s what you get for what you pay. Transportation, Logistics, Cargo, Fleet Safety Management Services & Bonds.” Toll Free: 800.661.5196 Tel: 905.426.8787 • Fax: 905.426.4959 tmccarthy@brysoninsurance.ca www.brysoninsurance.ca


“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.” 174 West Street South, 2nd Floor Orillia, ON L3V 6L4 Toll Free: 866.531.2615 Toll Free Fax: 866.531.2651 Bruce@accutraccapital.com www.AccutracCapital.com


LEFT LANE ASSOCIATES Left Lane Associates is a logistics only advisory firm that specializes in growth strategies, both organic and through mergers & acquisitions (buying & selling) of other logistics companies. Monetize your business today! 174 Brown’s Line, Suite 100 Toronto, ON M8W 3T3 Toll Free: 888.204.8434 Cell: 647.620.4745 mike@leftlaneassociates.ca or peter@leftlaneassociates.ca www.leftlaneassociates.ca

CANADIAN INSURANCE BROKERS INC. 1 Eglinton Ave. East, Suite 415 Toronto, ON M4P 3Z1 Tel: 416.486.0951 • Fax: 416.489.5311 jasonj@cibi.ca www.cibi.ca


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 cbunn@erb-erb.com or info@erb-erb.com www.erb-erb.com



“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.” 2830 Argentia Road, Unit 9 Mississauga, ON L5N 8G4 Toll Free: 888.862.7461 Tel: 905.821.1050 • Fax: 905.858.0597 info@beka-lube.com www.beka-lube.com



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. Brookfield Place 181 Bay Street, Suite 1800 Toronto, ON M5J 2T9 Tel: 416.865.4642 • Fax: 416.863.1515 jcoldwell@airdberlis.com www.airdberlis.com


Transportation Insurance Broker/Advisor™ 2375 Skymark Avenue Mississauga, ON L4W 1Y6 Toll Free: 877.232.9996 Tel: 416.240.5695 • Fax: 416.259.7178 donnyc@jdimi.com www.jdimi.com





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 tyler@kelseytrail.com www.kelseytrail.com



CREVIER LUBRICANTS 2320, rue de a Métropole Longueuil, QC J4G 1E6 Toll Free: 800.363.0590 Tel: 450.679.8866 Fax: 450.679.5818 lub@crevier.ca lubricants.crevier.ca ONTARIO – LONDON

CASE ‘N DRUM OIL 3462 White Oak Road London ON N6E 2Z9 Toll Free: 800.265.7642 Tel: 519.681.3772 Fax: 519.681.4680 mailroom@cndoil.ca www.cndoil.ca ONTARIO – WHITBY

RP OIL 1111 Burns Street East, Unit 3 Whitby ON L1N 6A6 Toll Free: 800.335.6623 Tel: 905.666.2313 Fax: 905.666.2761 mailroom@rpoil.com www.rpoil.com WESTERN CANADA

ARTHUR J. GALLAGHER CANADA LIMITED Package policies for both local and long haul fleets. Our team of transportation specialists have in-depth industry knowledge and extensive experience designing and implementing programs to fit our clients’ needs. 120 South Town Centre Blvd. Markham, ON L6G 1C3 Toll Free: 800.267.6670 • Tel: 905.479.6670 Markham: john_clancy@ajg.com London: cameron_blair@ajg.com ajgcanada.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! 538 Main Street, Unit 1 Hartland, NB E7P 2N5 Toll Free: 800.267.8006 Tel: 506.375.7500 Fax: 506.375.4232 jpalmer@palmeratlantic.ca www.palmeratlantic.ca

CATALYS LUBRICANTS 7483, Progress Way Delta BC V4G 1E7 Toll Free: 855.946.4226 Tel: 604.946.4226 • Fax: 604-946-1499 sales@catalyslubricants.ca www.catalyslubricants.ca

May 2018   19



KROWN CORPORATE CLERAL SCALES CLERAL is an onboard scale for trucks manufacturer since 1995. Leader in onboard weighing systems for all suspension types. More precision, easier to use, and at a more than affordable price. 90 des Distributeurs Val d’Or, QC J6P 6Y1 Tel: 855.824.1151 • Fax: 819.824.9463 nama@cleral.com www.cleral.com

“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 info@krown.com www.krown.com




FORT GARRY INDUSTRIES Proud distributors of Lode-King, Midland Manufacturing, Landoll and more. trailers@fgiltd.ca www.fgitrailers.com


TRANSCOURT TANK LEASING Toll Free: 888.407.3830 Contacts:


Mike Trianos mtrianos@transcourt.com


VULCAN ON-BOARD SCALES On-board weighing systems for the trucking industry. 1765 Springfield Road, Unit 106 Kelowna, BC V1Y 5V5 Toll Free: 800.663.0854 Tel: 604.944.1481 • Fax: 604.944.1482 www.vulcanscales.com


Grease & oil pumps, hose reels, meters, control valves – all the necessary components to safely store, dispense and track your service shop’s bulk fluids. 50 Admiral Blvd. Mississauga, ON L5T 2W1 Toll Free: 800.668.5458 Tel: 905.671.2355 Fax: 905.671.2358 sales@flocomponents.com www.flocomponents.com Components by:


(Quebec & Atlantic Provinces) Julie Thibaudeau jthibaudeau@transcourt.com Toll Free: 844.322.8360


Kevin Quick kquick@transcourt.com


KEE TRAINING ACADEMY TARPS & TARPING SYSTEMS 730 PERMIT SERVICES INC. Established in 1992, our experts have detailed knowledge of the filing systems for permits, accounting and audits. BROCKVILLE 1245 California Avenue Brockville, ON K6V 7N5 Toll Free: 800.410.4754 Tel: 613.657.1244 • Fax: 613.657.1453 info@permitservices.com MISSISSAUGA 6885 Davand Drive, Unit #4 Mississauga, ON L5T 1J5 Tel: 905.670.2208 • Fax: 905.670.0208 mdeyo@730permitservices.com

LOAD COVERING SOLUTIONS LTD. “Keeping You Covered” 5499 Harvester Road Burlington, ON L7L 5V4 Toll Free: 800.465.8277 Tel: 905.335.2012 Fax: 905.335.8499 www.loadcoveringsolutions.com


“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 recruit@keehumanresources.com www.keehumanresources.com


For TruckPro locations see page 27




ABRAMS TOWING “Service Across Ontario” 24 Hour Heavy Towing Toll Free: 888.667.5438 • Tel: 416.398.9474 www.abrams.ca



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

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 blackicetowing@gmail.com www.blackicetowing.com TRAILER MANUFACTURERS [ TANKERS ]

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 pvoelker@sympatico.ca www.cutcinc.ca

20    May 2018

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 edmonton@fgiltd.ca 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 grandeprairie@fgiltd.ca www.fortgarryindustries.com

LLOYDMINSTER FORT GARRY INDUSTRIES 5701-63rd Avenue Lloydminster, AB T9V 3B8 Toll Free: 800.661.9709 Tel: 780.875.9115 • Fax: 780.875.1403 lloydminster@fgiltd.ca www.fortgarryindustries.com

RED DEER FORT GARRY INDUSTRIES 170 Queens Drive Red Deer, AB T4P 0R5 Toll Free: 866.297.0022 Tel: 403.343.1383 • Fax: 403.347.8275 reddeer@fgiltd.ca www.fortgarryindustries.com MANITOBA


Brandon, MB R7C 1A7 Toll Free: 866.883.6120 Tel: 204.571.5980 • Fax: 204.571.5982 brandon@fgiltd.ca www.fortgarryindustries.com

2525 Inkster Blvd. Winnipeg, MB R2R 2Y4 Toll Free: 800.282.8044 Tel: 204.632.8261 • Fax: 204.956.1786 winnipeg@fgiltd.ca www.fortgarryindustries.com ONTARIO

535 Mill Street Woodstock, ON N4S 0A9 Tel: 519.537.8658 • Fax: 519.537.7956 jgoff@730permitservices.com www.730permitservices.com





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 4654 Ontario Street Beamsville, ON L0R 1B4 Tel: 905.563.1010 fleet-tax@nwic.ca www.fleettaxservices.com


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 info@mttrepair.com www.mttrepair.com



731 Gana Court Mississauga, ON L5S 1P2 Toll Free: 888.456.6567 Tel: 905.564.5404 • Fax: 905.564.8455 mississauga@fgiltd.ca www.fortgarryindustries.com

SUDBURY FORT GARRY INDUSTRIES C-112 Fielding Road Lively, ON P3Y 1L5 Toll Free: 866.328.7725 Tel: 705.222.1042 • sudbury@fgiltd.ca 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 thunderbay@fgiltd.ca www.fortgarryindustries.com SASKATCHEWAN

For Traction locations see page 26



Leader in Dry Bulk, Liquid, Liquefied Compressed Gas & Cryogenic Road Tanker Trailers. 5785 Place Turcot Montreal, QC H4C 1V9 Tel: 514.937.1670 • Fax: 514.937.2190 administration@bedardtankers.com www.bedardtankers.com


CALGARY FORT GARRY INDUSTRIES 5350-72nd Avenue SE Calgary, AB T2C 4X5 Toll Free: 800.661.3126 Tel: 403.236.9712 • Fax: 403.236.7249 calgary@fgiltd.ca www.fortgarryindustries.com


Fort Garry Industries 1523 Ross Avenue East Regina, SK S4N 7E5 Toll Free: 800.552.8044 Tel: 306.757.5606 • Fax: 306.781.7926 regina@fgiltd.ca www.fortgarryindustries.com


Fort Garry Industries 3455 Miners Avenue Saskatoon, SK S7K 7K9 Toll Free: 800.772.4599 Tel: 306.242.3465 • Fax: 306.933.4850 saskatoon@fgiltd.ca WWW.FORTGARRYINDUSTRIES.COM







BARRIE Servicing Truck, RV, Oilfield, Highway, Bus, Construction

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 info@minimizer.com www.minimizer.com


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 mitch@totalexhaust.com www.totalexhaust.com

Automatic & Powershift Transmissions as well as Chelsea


PTO Sales & Service

15 Sarjeant Drive Barrie, ON L4N 4V9 Toll Free Tel: 800.461.8475 Tel 705.728.2460 • Fax: 705.728.8643 info@sarjeants.com Open 24-7, full-service islands, DEF at pumps, restaurant, parking.

Specializing in parts and service for the Allison Transmission.


Over 15+ years of Service Excellence in Western Canada & Abroad. RR 1, Site 1, Box 9 27312 – 84, Twp 394 Aspelund Industrial Park Blackfalds, AB TOM 0J0 Toll Free: 877.321.7732 (SPEC) Tel: 403.885.5566 • Fax: 403.885.2556 sales@siautomatics.com


service@siautomatics.com www.siautomatics.com


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 info@qualitycollision.ca www.qualitycollision.ca


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 Toll Free Fax: 800.267.9024 Tel: 905.209.9744 • Fax: 905.209.9757 mark.paul@grote.com www.grote.com


Allied Transmissions Ltd. is an authorized Allison dealer who is committed to providing the highest standard of service. 235149 Ryan Road S.E. Calgary, AB T1X 0K1 Toll Free: 888.232.2203 Tel: 403.279.9505 • Fax: 403.279.7362 sales@allied-transmission.com service@allied-transmission.com www.allied-transmission.com Authorized Allison Dealer


AWASH SYSTEMS CORP. Automatic Wash Systems & Water Treatment Recycling Systems customized to your requirements. 19 Community Avenue, Unit 2 Stoney Creek, ON L8E 2X9


Toll Free: 800.265.7405 Tel: 905.662.2662 Fax: 888.407.9498 info@awashsystems.com

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 sales@drivestardelivers.com www.drivestardelivers.com


FORT GARRY INDUSTRIES Sales and NSM certified installation of snow plows, sanders, mixers, dump bodies and more. truckequip@fgiltd.ca www.fortgarryindustries.com


A & A EXHAUST SYSTEMS A one-stop total exhaust and emission solution provider. Our products, services and manufacturing abilities enable us to provide our customers with the highest standards in exhaust parts and services. 480 Grays Road, Hamilton, ON L8E 2Z4 Toll Free: 800.461.2495 Tel: 905.578.4303 • Fax: 905.578.4381 terrya@aaexhaust.com www.aaexhaust.com



C & R TRANSMISSION SERVICE LTD. 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 sales@swscanada.com www.swscanada.com





DE-ON SUPPLY INC. DSI is the world’s largest distributor and service provider for ALBERTA



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

7170 Blackfoot Trail SE Calgary, AB T2H 2M1 Toll Free: 800.661.1378 Tel: 403.252.3880 • Fax: 403.252.6308 sales@gearcentregroup.com www.gearcentre.com


LOUNSBURY HEAVY-DUTY TRUCK CENTRE Truck Sales, Parts, Service, Body Shop Repairs, Radiator Sales & Recore along with the latest in Hunter Alignment Technology for all makes and models. Two locations in New Brunswick to serve you.


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 texis@bellnet.ca

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 manager@crtransmission.com www.crtransmission.com

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

EDMONTON 14811-116th Avenue Edmonton, AB T5M 3E8 Toll Free: 800.661.8825 Tel: 780.452.6933 • Fax: 780.455.8612 sales@gearcentregroup.com www.gearcentre.com

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 info@deonsupply.com www.deonsupply.com



MONCTON Unit 5, 191 Henri Dunant Street Moncton, NB E1E 1E4 Toll Free: 844.701.GEAR (4327) Tel: 506.855.GEAR (4327) • Fax: 506.859.GEAR (4327) sales@gearcentregroup.com www.gearcentre.com ONTARIO



14 Millennium Drive Fredericton NB E3C 2N8 Toll Free: 888.339.7344 Tel: 506.459.1204 • Fax: 506.454.1376 lounsbury.truck@lounsburys.com www.lounsburytruck.com

#3, 7337 Pacific Circle Mississauga, ON L5T 1V1 Toll Free: 844.564.8998 Tel: 905.564.8998 • Fax: 905.564.6284 sales@gearcentregroup.com 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 sales@compassvehicledelivery.com www.compassvehicledelivery.com

May 2018   21


Pulse Intelligent Trailer System


randview, Montana – Peterson thinks it’s time that fleet trailers got as smart as today’s hightech trucks, and is proud to introduce its patented PetersonPULSE™ intelligent trailer system. PULSE is the unique trailer solution that brings CAN-Bus technology and telematic capability to trailers. Engineered specifically for fleet trailers, PULSE not only controls and detects real-time status of vital trailer systems – lights, ABS brakes, tire pressure, cargo temperature, and more – but also alerts drivers and fleet managers via Bluetooth and cellular communications. “PULSE brings trailers up to speed with today’s smartest trucks,” said Peterson’s Director of Engineering, Cory Adams. “By signaling trailer issues as they happen, PULSE enhances the safety of driver and cargo, and helps avoid road incidents, CSA violations, and costly fines.”

Peterson developed PULSE in partnership with industry leaders in TPMS/ABS and telematic technology. The system features Peterson’s LumenX LED lighting package and the harness-building expertise of the company’s Maxi-Seal division. PetersonPULSE is engineered to CANBus specifications, with high-speed, twisted-pair communication wires and sensors installed throughout the trailer. All components are fully sealed, vibration tested, and built for long life. Compared to the heavy, multi-wire cabling of traditional harnesses, PULSE twisted-pair cabling is lighter weight, flexible, and installation friendly. The PULSE cabling links front and rear control modules, system sensors, and communication components – just like computers in a network. “It’s like an information super highway,” Adams said. “Whether a trailer is parked or underway, PULSE enables real-time monitoring of


Tractor-Trailer Power Check


hillips Industries has introduced the QWIK-CHECK, developed for quick and easy confirmation of power within the seven-way connection between the tractor and trailer. Designed for integration into the electrical system of the nosebox, it eliminates the immediate need for a continuity tester, visually confirming an electrical signal from the tractor to the trailer. With the tractor turned on, and power supplied to the seven-way connection, the color-coded LED lights of the QWIKCHECK will light up as each circuit receives power. Each light is an indication that power to the correlating circuit is

22    May 2018

reaching the seven-way connection. If a light does not come on, it indicates that there is a problem with the associated circuit and further investigation is warranted. The QWIK-CHECK is currently offered for universal installation on any nosebox or as a readily available replacement for units already installed on the i-BOX or VOLT-BOX  noseboxes. The universal unit comes with 12-inch blunt cut wires and ring terminals to customize the installation. Replacement units come with wires pre-cut to length and ring terminals already installed. For more information, visit www.phillipsind.com.


all trailer systems – anytime, anywhere. There’s even a backup battery to power the system whether or not the trailer is connected to the tractor.” With a mobile device, a driver can do pre-trip walk-around inspections to check for issues with any trailer system – a “Know Before You Go” safeguard. On the road, PULSE’s trailer intelligence detects any issues and sends alerts via Bluetooth to the driver’s smart phone

or tablet. Alerts can also be sent to fleet managers via a cellular network. “PetersonPULSE makes fleet trailers as smart – and safe – as today’s new trucks,” said Steve Meagher, Peterson Vice President-Sales. “It’s intelligence that allows fleets to truly manage and protect their equipment and the cargo it carries. And it’s all USA-made and ready to go today.” For more information visit www.pmlights.com.


Open Mike

By Mike McCarron, Left Lane Associates

Winning the Leverage Lottery


ver the decades I’ve seen capacity ebb and flow, but nothing compares to January when millions of truck miles just evaporated into thin air. Sure, the goofy weather and booming economy contributed to the capacity crunch. But ELDs were the main culprit. It was like the industry’s lucky numbers fell one by one from the hopper for the “Leverage Lottery.” For the first time, customers en masse were practically begging carriers to move shipments before asking for a price. It was great seeing truckers take advantage of this windfall. Small, transactional carriers not bound by customer contracts really cashed in as spot rates doubled or even tripled. The only thing limiting their success was the ability (or lack of ability) to fill driver seats. The capacity crunch also gave Canadian domestic carriers a chance to observe as they prepare for an ELD mandate in 2020.

Leverage is a powerful tool, and truckers could walk from any deal because there were better deals from which to choose. But even lottery winners go belly up. Here’s how to make the most of your leverage while you have it. CONTRACT COMMITMENTS The first quarter was tricky for carriers bound by customer contracts. I heard lots of complaining about “having to move shipments” for half the price of what was being offered on the open market. Contracts may have stung in the short term, but those committed customers have long-term value. Now is not the time to gouge them. But you can use your leverage to negotiate better terms. In particular, I would focus on two things: strength of commitment, and annual rate increases. Almost every contract I’ve seen allows shippers to walk away with little or no penalty. That is nuts. Your customers have more of a commitment to a lease

on a $10,000 copier than the $4 million in equipment you provide. Contracts must lock them in: a three-year deal is a threeyear deal – or pay up! It’s also time to consider ending the lifetime rate shippers enjoy year after year. Something is seriously wrong if you can’t get a 3% annual cost of living increase from a customer. OUT TO PASTURE Few things irk me more than the godawful fuel surcharge. Franky, I believe that high fuel surcharges have helped brand our industry as weak and unsophisticated. It’s time to put this system out to pasture. When quoting a customer, I suggest you blend the current price of fuel into your rates. Creating a new ground-zero will permanently increase the base rates while keeping surcharges at a more manageable level. If fuel prices go down, you win. If they go up, you have a provision in your contract to cover the shortfall. Remember, leverage is powerful. REVENUE LEAKS Think of all the freebies we’ve given to customers over the years. My all-time favorite is what the industry has coined “spotting a trailer”. Let’s call it what it is: free mobile warehousing. We could be the only industry that gives customers $70,000 assets to use at their conven-

ience. When I owned MSM Transportation, these “revenue leaks” bugged me so much that one year I went on a bender and plugged all the giveaways I could find. When the dust settled we were collecting every charge we were owed by customers. This added close to $700,000 to our bottom line. It was like picking up $7 million in revenue without having to find nary a driver. GROWING THE FLEET With all this leverage, my focus would be on growing the size of my bottom line and not the size of my fleet. But if you can get drivers it would be a mistake not to look at opportunities to grow with best-in-class customers – the ones who actually get it. What about the bad customers? You know the ones who don’t let drivers use their bathroom? Good luck moving your freight pal. Mike McCarron is the president of Left Lane Associates, a firm that specializes in growth strategies, both organic and through mergers and acquisitions. A 33year industry veteran, Mike founded MSM Transportation, which he sold in 2012. He can be reached at mike@leftlaneassociates.ca, 844.311.7335, or @AceMcC on Twitter.



Is There an Outstanding Driver in Your Fleet?


ruck drivers quite literally keep our industry rolling. Any fleet manager knows how critical they are to driving commerce, building a customer network and representing the industry to the public and decision makers. Now, it’s time to tell their stories. OTA is has launched the search and is accepting applications for the best drivers in your fleet worthy of either the 2018 Volvo Trucks Canada-OTA Driver of the Year Award or the OTA-Bridgestone Truck Hero Award. Each year the Driver of the Year Award goes to a professional transport driver who has a collision-free driving record and is an exemplary truck driver both on and off the road. The winner receives a keepsake plaque and a cheque courtesy of Volvo Trucks Canada. The prize also includes a trip to the OTA Convention in Toronto in November. Win-

ners will also be eligible for next year’s national CTA Driver of the Year contest. Be sure to check out the YouTube links below to see what kind of driver is ‘Driver of The Year’ material. OTA is also searching for a brave Ontario truck driver or owner-operator who  has demonstrated courage, quick thinking and integrity in the face of emergency or as part of his duties on the road. The winner of the OTA-Bridgestone Truck Hero Award will also be honoured at the OTA annual convention and presented with a cash prize. The deadline to send applications for both the Driver of the Year and Truck Hero awards is May 4, 2018. You can print out and mail the nomination form to 555 Dixon Road, Toronto, M9W 1H8; fax to 866.713.4188 or fill out and scan the.pdf and email to marco.beghetto@ontruck. org.


May 2018   23

Petro-Canada Lubricants

By Brian Humphrey, OEM Technical Liaison

Off-Highway Engine Idling: Why it Should Factor into Your Lubricant Choice


ff-highway vehicles face challenges unique to their sectors, for example, near 24 hours, seven day a week operations, and dirty, muddy environments. Moreover, unplanned downtime in operations can cause disruption and make a significant difference to a business’s bottom line. Reliability, efficiency and safety are therefore of paramount importance to ensure a smooth operation, even in the most extreme of conditions. For fleet managers in these environments, it’s important to consider all the factors affecting equipment reliability and fuel efficiency, including the impact that prolonged engine idling can have on heavy duty engines. A FOCUS ON ENGINE IDLING Off-highway engines spend a considerable amount of time idling - with manufacturer Komatsu estimating that a construction machine’s average idle time is 40 percent. However, it can be assumed that this will vary fleet to fleet - with some idling significantly more. Having a detrimental impact on the engine, one hour of idling is the same as driving approximately 40 kilometers. This impacts the combustion process and increases the likelihood of the oil temperature dropping below 100ºC, which can result in the buildup of water, ingression of fuel and increased acids formation in the oil, ultimately accelerating engine wear. In addition, engine idling also uses con-

24    May 2018

siderable fuel - one of the largest expenses for fleet managers. It is estimated that a large diesel engine can consume up to 4 litres of fuel for each hour it is left idling. So how can lubricant selection help protect an idling engine? ROLE OF HEAVY DUTY ENGINE LUBRICANTS Lubricants protect the engine, and help optimize its performance and efficiency over its useful life. It does this by minimizing metal-to-metal contact between moving components while reducing pumping and spinning losses. For heavy duty industries, such as construction and mining, API CK-4 oils are particularly relevant. They offer improved resistance to oxidation and aeration, as well as increased shear stability. Improved aeration control is important to note for off-highway engines as in these environments there is more potential for air to become entrained within the oil. This can be dangerous at the bearings, where maintaining a suitable oil film is critical to protect them. Also, with a lower viscosity at lower temperatures, API CK-4 SAE 10W-30 and 5W-40 can move more easily through the engine and flow faster. This helps prevent engine wear at vehicle start-up, an essential benefit as idling reduces the work rate of the engine, so it’s important to use oil with a good low flow temperature. Selecting oil that can neutralize any acid that builds up during prolonged periods of idling is also recommended. The oil speci-

fied should therefore be able to maintain its Base Number. Combining these key criteria will allow for heavy duty equipment engines to be protected and help improve vehicle reliability while reducing unplanned downtime. Before selecting a product, lubricant choice should always be based on the OEM recommendations as outlined in the owner’s manual. MONITORING AND ANALYSIS Incorporating a used oil analysis program into the maintenance schedule of vehicles that idle regularly can also present many benefits. For example, the analysis can highlight if the oil should be changed earlier than normal and bring to attention maintenance issues before they become serious and expensive to repair. These programs can also be used to extend oil drain intervals; however, this should always be supported by recommendations from the OEM manual and advice from technical experts. A three-step process, oil analysis typically involves: taking a representative sample

from the vehicle, sending the sample to a qualified used oil analysis laboratory, and interpreting/acting upon the recommendations of the results. This is most effective when performed at regular intervals, as it allows vehicle specific trends to be identified and measured over time. It also provides time for maintenance plans to be adjusted in advance, meaning that it can coincide with any scheduled downtime. Off-highway vehicles operate in unique and tough environments that demand reliability and efficiency. Selecting a heavy duty engine lubricant that can perform under these conditions, and offer protection required for an engine that spends considerable time idling, means that fleet managers can benefit from enhanced engine protection, increased uptime and reduced unplanned downtime. To find out more about Petro-Canada Lubricants visit lubricants.petro-canada.com or for more information on DURON™, please visit www.DURONthetougherthebetter.com. ™ Owned or used under license.



Petro-Canada Lubricants Receives Product Innovation Award for Duron Product Line


etro-Canada Lubricants Inc. (PCLI) is pleased to announce that it is the recipient of the Frost & Sullivan’s 2018 New Product Innovation Award for its DURON™ next generation product line. Benchmarked against ten key criteria including reliability, quality and customer service experience, DURON next generation has been recognized for its product innovation and readiness to cater to future market requirements. Formulated using leading-edge lubricant technology to combine the best additives with some of the world’s purest base oils, DURON next generation was uniquely engineered to meet and exceed the latest API performance specifications and advanced OEM engine performance requirements for ultimate protection and fuel efficiency. Frost & Sullivan presents the New Product Innovation award

to companies that have developed an innovative element in a product by leveraging front-line technologies. The award recognizes the value-added benefits of the product and the increased return on investment (ROI) it gives customers, which in turn, drives increased productivity and profitability. According to the Frost & Sullivan awards report, PCLI’s DURON next generation heavy duty engine oils provide “greater

efficiency in terms of engine protection, durability, extended oil drain intervals, and reduced wear of engine components”. In addition, the reliability and design of the DURON next generation product line is said to be “enhanced by a positive customer purchase experience.” The award also acknowledges the company’s ability to combine three key areas: investment in technology and innovation, understanding demand and differentiating from the competition, achieving business growth and true product innovation that has a profound impact on the customer. “The New Product Innovation Award is a true testament to the dedication, innovation and expertise within Petro-Canada Lubricants,” said Barnaby Ngai, Category Portfolio Manager, Petro-Canada Lubricants. “With a best-in-class product supported by

strong technical service, we’re excited to be recognized for the quality, design, value and service experience provided by the DURON next generation product line.” “To support the ongoing adoption of the new API CK-4 and FA-4 standards, we’ve strengthened our commitment to support the transition of the industry and our customers with the launch of the DURON Challenge, a program designed to demonstrate the performance and value of our product line. This award is recognition of the top-tier products that we continue to offer to our customers.” “Petro-Canada Lubricants has demonstrated unparalleled product innovation and customer value with its industry-leading DURON next generation lubricants product line.” said Christeena Thomas, Senior Research Analyst, Frost & Sullivan. To learn more about PCLI and DURON next generation, visit: www.duronthetougherthebetter.com.


May 2018   25

Traction Locations








BONNYVILLE TRACTION BONNYVILLE NORTHERN TRUCK & INDUSTRIAL 6201-C 50th Avenue Bonnyville, AB T9N 2L9 Tel: 780.826.5855 BROOKS TRACTION BROOKS NAPA AUTO PARTS 99 - 7th Street East Brooks, AB T1R 1C1 Tel: 403.501.5551 DRAYTON VALLEY TRACTION DRAYTON VALLEY DRAYTON VALLEY AUTO PARTS LTD. 3347 - 50th Street Drayton Valley, AB T7A 0C6 Tel: 780.542.6881 EDMONTON 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 EDMONTON SOUTH TRACTION HEAVY DUTY PARTS 3404 - 78th Avenue Edmonton South, AB T6B 2X9 Tel: 800.252.7992 EDSON TRACTION EDSON NAPA AUTO PARTS 4833 - 2nd Avenue Edson, AB T7E 1T8 Tel: 780.712.4152 FAIRVIEW TRACTION FAIRVIEW FAIRVIEW AUTOMOTIVE & INDUSTRIAL SUPPLIES 11019 - 101st Avenue Fairview AB T0H 1L0 Tel: 780.835.4971 FORT MCMURRAY TRACTION FORT MCMURRAY PARAMOUNT PARTS INC. 10218 King Street Fort McMurray, AB T9H 1X9 Tel: 780.791.3000

GRANDE PRAIRIE TRACTION GRANDE PRAIRIE BRADVIN HD INC. 16101 - 101st Street, Unit 4 Grande Prairie, AB T8V 0P2 Tel: 780.538.3038 HIGH PRAIRIE TRACTION HIGH PRAIRIE HIGH PRAIRIE TRUCK & TRAILER LTD. 5309 - 53rd Avenue, Hwy 2 West High Prairie, AB T0G 1E0 Tel: 780.523.4777 HINTON TRACTION HINTON NAPA AUTO PARTS 120 North Street Hinton, AB T7V 1S8 Tel: 780.865.8800 LA CRETE TRACTION LA CRETE SCHELLENBERG HEAVY EQUIPMENT 10704 99th Street La Crete, AB T0H 2H0 Tel: 780.928.3406 LLOYDMINSTER TRACTION LLOYDMINSTER TRUCK ZONE INC. 5205 - 65th Street Lloydminster, AB T9V 2E8 Tel: 780.875.7712

SUNDRE TRACTION SUNDRE PARTCO TRUCK PARTS & SERVICE 7 West Road Industrial Park Sundre, AB T0M 1X0 Toll Free: 800.372.7826 WABASCA TRACTION WABASCA PELICAN AUTOMOTIVE 2330 Pelican Business Park Wabasca, AB T0G 2A0 Tel: 780.891.3600 WHITECOURT TRACTION WHITECOURT KW MECHANICAL LTD. 4004 - 41st Avenue Whitecourt, AB T7S 1N4 Tel: 780.706.2252

FORT NELSON TRACTION FORT NELSON NAPA AUTO PARTS 5320 - 49th Avenue Fort Nelson, BC V0C 1R0 Tel: 250.774.2783 KAMLOOPS TRACTION KAMLOOPS PREMIUM TRUCK & TRAILER 1875 Kryczka Place Kamloops, BC V1S 1S4 Tel: 250.374.3100

SURREY TRACTION SURREY TRAILINE TRAILER PARTS LTD. 10304 - 120th Street Surrey, BC V3V 4G1 Tel: 604.582.4888

NIPAWIN TRACTION NIPAWIN NAPA AUTO PARTS 811 Nipawin Road East Nipawin, SK S0E 1E0 Tel: 306.862.9881 PRINCE ALBERT TRACTION PRINCE ALBERT UNIFIED AUTO PARTS INC. 3802 4th Avenue East Prince Albert, SK S6W 1A4 Tel: 306.764.4220 REGINA TRACTION HEAVY DUTY PARTS 405 Park Street Regina, SK S4N 5B2 Tel: 800.667.9856 SASKATOON TRACTION SASKATOON NAPA AUTO PARTS 2815 Faithfull Avenue Saskatoon, SK S7K 8E8 Tel: 306.244.9877 SWIFT CURRENT TRACTION SWIFT CURRENT BRAKE & DRIVE LTD. 1511 Cheadle Street West Swift Current, SK S9H 5G4 Tel: 306.773.7293 WEYBURN TRACTION WEYBURN SOUTHERN INDUSTRIAL & TRUCK LTD. 300 Hwy 13, South Service Road Crossroads Industrial Park Weyburn, SK S4H 2K7 Tel: 306.842.2422 YORKTON TRACTION YORKTON 537 Broadway Street East Yorkton, SK S3N 2W7 Tel: 306.782.4313


TRACTION MEDICINE HAT HYDRACO INDUSTRIES LTD. 2111 - 9th Avenue South West Medicine Hat, AB T1A 7G8 Tel: 403.526.2244 PEACE RIVER TRACTION PEACE RIVER PEACE TRUCK & TRAILER LTD. 9103 - 75th Street Peace River, AB T8S 1T2 Tel: 780.624.8655 RED DEER TRACTION HEAVY DUTY PARTS 8045 Edgar Industrial Cr. Red Deer, AB T4P 3R2 Tel: 403.342.7884 ROCKY MOUNTAIN HOUSE TRACTION ROCKY MOUNTAIN HOUSE NAPA AUTO PARTS 4528F - 47th Avenue Rocky Mtn House, AB T4T 0A9 Tel: 403.845.2709

BRITISH COLUMBIA ABBOTSFORD TRACTION ABBOTSFORD TRUCKPART ABBOTSFORD 31107 Peardonville Road, Bay 11 Abbotsford, BC, V2T 6T9 Tel: 604.746.9660 BURNS LAKE TRACTION BURNS LAKE POLAR PARK AUTOMOTIVE 831 Hwy 16 West Burns Lake, BC V0J 1E0 Tel: 250.692.7501 CHETWYND TRACTION CHETWYND GEAR-O-RAMA SUPPLY 4876 North Access Road Chetwynd, BC V0C 1J0 Tel: 250.788.2255 CHILLIWACK TRACTION CHILLIWACK LICKMAN TRUCK & TRAILER PARTS & SERVICES LTD. 43915 Industrial Way Chilliwack, BC V2R 3A4 Tel: 604.793.9660 COURTENAY TRACTION COURTENAY TAURUS HEAVY DUTY VENTURES 2703A Kilpatrick Avenue Courtenay, BC V9N 6P4 Tel: 250.871.1191


TRACTION KELOWNA CENTRAL VALLEY TRUCK SERVICE 105 Adams Road Kelowna, BC V1X 7R1 Tel: 250.765.7738 PORT MCNEILL TRACTION PORT MCNEILL NORTH ISLAND PACIFIC PARTS 470 Pioneer Hill Drive Port McNeill, BC V0N 2R0 Tel: 250.956.4401 PRINCE GEORGE TRACTION PRINCE GEORGE NAPA AUTO PARTS 564 - 2nd Avenue Prince George, BC V2L 2Z9 Tel: 250.563.7778 QUESNEL TRACTION QUESNEL NAPA AUTO PARTS 1185 Hwy 97 North Quesnel, BC V2J 2Y3 Tel: 250.991.0650 SIDNEY TRACTION SIDNEY PM INDUSTRIES 1785 Mills Road Sidney, BC V8L 5S9 Tel: 250.656.1689 SMITHERS TRACTION SMITHERS SMITHERS PARTS & SERVICE 3465 Victoria Drive Smithers, BC V0J 2N0 Tel: 250.847.4287 SQUAMISH TRACTION SQUAMISH TRITON AUTO & INDUSTRIAL LTD. 1003 Industrial Way Squamish, BC V0N 3G0 Tel: 604.892.5951


TRACTION TERRACE BOW VALLEY MACHINE 5107 Keith Avenue Terrace, BC V8G 1K8 Tel: 250.638.0099 WILLIAMS LAKE TRACTION WILLIAMS LAKE W.L. FORESTRY SUPPLIES LTD. 675 North Mackenzie Avenue Williams Lake, BC V2G 1N9 Tel: 250.392.6699 MANITOBA BRANDON TRACTION BRANDON NAPA AUTO PARTS 1940 Queen’s Avenue Brandon, MB R7B 0T1 Tel: 204.727.4850 WINNIPEG TRACTION HEAVY DUTY PARTS 200 Oak Point Highway Winnipeg, MB R2R 1V1 Tel: 888.320.5505 N. W. TERRITORIES YELLOWKNIFE TRACTION YELLOWKNIFE NAPA AUTO PARTS 114 - 314 Old Airport Road Yellowknife, NT X1A 3T2 Tel: 867.669.6272 SASKATCHEWAN MEADOW LAKE TRACTION MEADOW LAKE UNIFIED AUTO PARTS INC. 807 - 1st Avenue West Meadow Lake, SK S9X 1Y4 Tel: 306.236.4800 MOOSE JAW TRACTION MOOSE JAW GOLDEN WEST TRAILER & EQUIPMENT LTD. 1802 Stadacona Street West Moose Jaw, SK S6H 4N8 Tel: 306.692.7402



Dana’s Next Generation of Rhombus TireAnalytics


ana has introduced the next generation of it Rhombus™ TireAnalytics platform that enables commercial-truck owners and fleet maintenance managers to capitalize on best practices for tire maintenance and tire lifecycle management. Rhombus TireAnalytics 2.0 is a cloudbased platform that identifies and analyzes tire wear trends to predict maintenance issues that can be pre-emptively addressed to minimize downtime and establish optimal timeframes for scheduled replacement. For larger fleets, the next-generation Rhombus TireAnalytics platform also facilitates standardized tire inspection and maintenance practices across terminals. Rhombus TireAnalytics 2.0 improve-

26    May 2018

ments include the ability for a technician to connect tire PSI and access tire PSI and tread depth devices wirelessly, thus reducing the possibility of errors and the need for excessive data input. Tire serialization is another addition offered with the new version. This provides the fleet administrator or manager with the ability to better manage the lifecycle of tires, tracking the current status as well as the history of each tire in the fleet based on its serial number. “The Rhombus TireAnalytics 2.0 platform is a great example of the successful digital transformation of Dana, with our continued strategic focus on the customer,” said Mark Wallace, President of Dana Commercial Driveline Technologies. “Our team listened to our customers

and upgraded the platform in many ways to enhance the robustness of information the platform provides while also making

it more user friendly.” For more information, visit www.rhombusanalytics.com.


TruckPro Locations



ACHESON TRUCKPRO ACHESON SILVER MECHANICAL SERVICES [2013] LTD. 26724 Acheson Road Acheson, AB T7X 6B2 Tel: 780.962.8030 BROOKS TRUCKPRO BROOKS HOPF MECHANICAL & HYDRAULICS 660 Aquaduct Drive Brooks, AB T1R 1C5 Tel: 403.501.0190 CALGARY 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 DAYSLAND TRUCKPRO DAYSLAND IRON CREEK TRUCK & TRAILER LTD. 4909 50th Avenue Daysland, AB T0B 1A0 Tel: 780.374.3724 DRUMHELLER 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

FORT MACLEOD TRUCKPRO FORT MACLEOD MOBOOT’S AG MECHANICS LTD. 112 - 12 th Street Fort MacLeod, AB T0L 0Z0 Tel: 403.795.2645 FORT SASKATCHEWAN TRUCKPRO FORT SASKATCHEWAN CART CONSTRUCTION INC. 11401 - 85th Avenue, Unit #11 Fort Saskatchewan, AB T8L 0A9 Tel: 780.998.5028 GRANDE PRAIRIE TRUCKPRO GRANDE PRAIRIE BRADVIN TRAILER SALES LTD. 10920 - 87th Avenue Grande Prairie, AB T8V 8K4 Tel: 780.539.6260 LA CRETE TRUCKPRO LA CRETE SCHELLENBERG HEAVY EQUIPMENT 10704 - 99th Street La Crete, AB T0H 2H0 Tel: 780.928.3406 LLOYDMINSTER TRUCKPRO LLOYDMINSTER TRUCK ZONE INC. 5205 - 65th Street Lloydminster, AB T9V 2E8 Tel: 780.875.7712 MEDICINE HAT TRUCKPRO MEDICINE HAT HYDRACO INDUSTRIES LTD. 2111 - 9th Avenue SW Medicine Hat, AB T1A 7G8 Tel: 403.526.2244 PEACE RIVER TRUCKPRO PEACE RIVER PEACE TRUCK & TRAILER LTD. 9103 - 75th Street Peace River, AB T8S 1T2 Tel: 780.624.8655 RED DEER TRUCKPRO RED DEER CENTRAL ALBERTA HEAVY DUTY REPAIR 10 - 7719 Edgar Industrial Drive Red Deer, AB T4P 3R2 Tel: 403.358.5335





SUNDRE TRUCKPRO SUNDRE PARTCO TRUCK PARTS & SERVICE 7 West Road Industrial Park Sundre, AB T0M 1X0 Toll Free: 403.638.3414 TABER TRUCKPRO TABER GEERAERT MECHANICAL SERVICE 5911-B 50th Avenue Taber, AB T1G 1W7 Tel: 403.223.8744 TWO HILLS TRUCKPRO TWO HILLS TWO HILLS AUTO & INDUSTRIAL SUPPLY LTD. 5929 - 47th Avenue Two Hills, AB T0B 4K0 Tel: 780.657.3304 WHITECOURT TRUCKPRO WHITECOURT KW MECHANICAL LTD. 4004 - 41st Avenue Whitecourt, AB T7S 1N4 Tel: 780.706.2252


WINKLER TRUCKPRO WINKLER ROAD RIG PARTS & SERVICE LTD. 530 George Avenue Winkler, MB R6W 0J4 Tel: 204.331.4744 WINNIPEG NORTH WEST TRUCKPRO WINNIPEG NW DAB’S REPAIR LTD. 2126 Logan Avenue Winnipeg, MB R2R 0J2 Tel: 204.694.2390



BRITISH COLUMBIA CHILLIWACK TRUCKPRO CHILLIWACK TRITON TRUCK & TRAILER REPAIR 44137 Progress Way Chilliwack, BC V2R 0W3 Tel: 604.701.4428 FORT NELSON TRUCKPRO FORT NELSON GEARHEADS TRUCK REPAIR 5204 - 46th Avenue Fort Nelson, BC V0C 1R0 Tel: 250.774.4327 FORT ST. JOHN TRUCKPRO FORT ST. JOHN GEARHEADS TRUCK REPAIR 10862 Clairmont Frontage Road Fort St. John, BC V1J 4X7 Tel: 250.262.4327

TRUCKPRO NANAIMO P.M. INDUSTRIES LTD. 4950 Jordan Avenue Nanaimo, BC V9T 2H8 Tel: 250.758.8004 SIDNEY TRUCKPRO SIDNEY P.M. INDUSTRIES LTD. 1785 Mills Road Sidney, BC V8L 5S9 Tel: 250.656.1689 SMITHERS TRUCKPRO SMITHERS SMITHERS PARTS & SERVICE (2005) LTD. 3465 Victoria Drive Smithers, BC V0J 2N0 Tel: 250.847.4287 MANITOBA BRANDON TRUCKPRO BRANDON TOTAL WORKS TRUCK EQUIPMENT 501 Middleton Avenue Brandon, MB R7C 1A8 Tel: 204.728.3821 DAUPHIN TRUCKPRO DAUPHIN A.R.J. HEAVY TRUCK & TRAILER REPAIR 107053, PTH 20 Dauphin, MB R7N 2V3 Tel: 204.638.0711 NEEPAWA TRUCKPRO NEEPAWA T.I.C. PARTS & SERVICE 220 Hwy 5 North Neepawa, MB R0J 1H0 Tel: 204.476.3809



BATTLEFORD TRUCKPRO NORTH BATTLEFORD FINNING CANADA 391 Yellowhead Alley Battleford, SK S0M 0E0 Tel: 306.445.6151 ESTEVAN TRUCKPRO ESTEVAN FINNING CANADA Highway 39 East Estevan, SK S4A 2A6 Tel: 306.634.3311 HUMBOLDT TRUCKPRO HUMBOLDT PRAIRIE DIESEL INC. 210 - 8th Avenue Humboldt, SK S0K 2A0 Tel: 306.682.2900 MOOSE JAW TRUCKPRO MOOSE JAW GOLDEN WEST TRAILER & EQUIPMENT LTD. 1802 Stadacona Street West Moose Jaw, SK S6H 4N8 Tel: 306.692.7402 REGINA TRUCKPRO REGINA FINNING CANADA 2360 Pasqua Street Regina, SK S4P 3A8 Tel: 306.545.3311


TRUCKPRO SASKATOON NE A-LINE FRAME & ALIGNMENT SERVICES LTD. 3246 Millar Avenue Saskatoon, SK S7K 5Y2 Tel: 306.931.6612 SASKATOON TRUCKPRO SASKATOON AG-LINE INTERNATIONAL LTD. 103-3240 Idylwyld Drive North Saskatoon, SK S7L 5Y7 Tel: 306.933.1115 SASKATOON TRUCKPRO SASKATOON NE FINNING CANADA 3502 - 11th Street West Saskatoon, SK S7M 1K7 Tel: 306.382.3550 SWIFT CURRENT TRUCKPRO SWIFT CURRENT FINNING CANADA 2635 North Service Road West Swift Current, SK S9H 5L4 Tel: 306.773.3240 TISDALE TRUCKPRO TISDALE FINNING CANADA Highway 3 West Tisdale, SK S0E 1T0 Tel: 306.545.3311 WEYBURN TRUCKPRO WEYBURN SOUTHERN INDUSTRIAL & TRUCK LTD. 300 Hwy 13, South Service Road Weyburn, SK S4H 2K7 Tel: 306.842.2422 YORKTON TRUCKPRO YORKTON TRUCK PROZ INC. 537 Broadway Street East Yorkton, SK S3N 2X3 Tel: 306.782.4313 YUKON

TRUCKPRO REGINA (9TH AVENUE) FRAME & WHEEL ALIGNMENT CO. (1988) LTD. 805 - 9th Avenue Regina, SK S4N 7P4 Tel: 306.569.2350



New Dana Axle for Severe Service Vehicles


ana Incorporated (NYSE: DAN) is pleased to announce the launch of the new Spicer® D172 series heavy-duty tandem axle for construction, heavy-haul, and severe service applications. The D172 is the latest example of Dana’s commitment to maximizing fleet uptime with lightweight but durable, reliable, and efficient product offerings. The new axle is more than 60 pounds lighter than existing D170 series tandem axles. It builds upon Dana’s existing, market-leading heavy-duty product by offering a broad range of gear ratios, from 3.07 to 6.14, to serve a variety of needs. Wide-face, High-Power Density™ AdvanTEK® gearing maximizes strength while reducing weight. In addition, a reliable, passive lube management system requires less lube while using a patented

meter to optimize the amount of lube flow to the high-efficiency bearings. “Dana prides itself on our history of providing innovative, durable products

for all commercialv e h i c l e markets,” said Mark Wallace, President of Dana Commercial Driveline Technologies. “We listened to the needs of fleet professionals and vehicle manufacturers in developing

this new tandem axle, which features a number of technologies that set new performance benchmarks

in the industry. Our goal is to help our customers maximize uptime and gain efficiencies.” Dana also added its new Spicer® S172 series single drive axle for Class 7 and 8 vehicles. The new product retains the robustness and strength of the existing S170 single drive axle, but weighs more

than 60 pounds less. It is yet another example of Dana’s commitment to optimizing fleet uptime with lightweight but durable product offerings. The axle is crafted for 4x2, 6x2, and 8x2 applications up to 25,000 lbs. (11,340 kg) GAWR. It offers a broad range of gear ratios, from 3.07 to 6.14, and features a low hypoid offset with High-Power Density™ AdvanTEK®  gearing to drive maximum efficiency.  The high-strength pinion bearings allow for greater lifespan under heavy loads, improving durability and overall performance. In addition, a passive lube management system requires less lube while utilizing a patented meter to optimize the amount of lube flow to the high-efficiency bearings. For more information, please visit www. dana.com.


May 2018   27

Registration Open for “Driven to Lead” Program


ilton, Ontario – The “Driven to Lead” program is an experiential, practical leadership program that will take participants through hands-on and impactful exercises focusing on topics like culture, teamwork, accountability and strategy. The program will be facilitated by Eagle’s Flight (www. eaglesflight.com), a global leader in education, at their facility in Guelph, Ontario. The ‘Driven to Lead’ program consists of four separate full-day modules so participants can elect to complete the entire program or select individual modules. Graduates of the entire program (all four modules) will receive free registration for

the PMTC’s annual conference in June 2019 where they will be presented with their diploma. Graduates of individual modules will receive a certificate of completion for the module(s) they complete. The program is intended for both upand-coming and current leaders who are looking to advance and develop their personal and professional skills. The program has been scheduled for the following dates: 1. September 19, 2018 – Creating a Culture of Accountability 2. November 21, 2018 – Building and Leading Teams 3. February 20, 2019 – Communicating




A&A Exhaust Systems. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Eastern Abrams Towing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Eastern Accutrac Capital Solutions Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Anderson Haulage. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Eastern Anvil Ring Transportation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Western


Bennetts Power Service Products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23, 39 Briway Carriers Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Eastern Bryson & Assoc. Insurance Brokers Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Eastern BTC Express. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Eastern


C.U.T.C. Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22


Diesel Spec Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Dieter’s Metal Fabricationg Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Domar Transmissions Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Dynamic Freight Solutions Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Eastern

for Impact 4. May 15, 2019 – Coaching for Results Both PMTC members and non-members are welcome. Registration costs for the program are as follows: PMTC member Entire program (four modules) = $1,800* Per program module (one module) = $500* Non-member Entire program (four modules) = $2,300* Per program module (one module) = $625* * Registration costs are subject to HST To register for the entire program or individual program modules, e-mail info@


FLO Components Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Eastern DIESEL PERFORMANCE PRODUCTS

Diesel Spec Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS & RESPONSE

Emergency Response Assistance Canada . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Western EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Anderson Haulage. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Eastern Anvil Ring Transportation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Western Briway Carriers Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Eastern BTC Express. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Eastern Dynamic Freight Solutions Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Eastern Empire Transportation Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Eastern International Truckload Services Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Eastern J & F Trucking Corporation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Eastern Kelsey Trail Trucking Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Eastern Siemens Transportation Group Inc. .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 The Rosedale Group. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29, 37 Walmart Fleet. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Eastern Wilson Truck Lines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Eastern FACTORING & FINANCE



Fairview Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Eastern Fleet-Tax Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Eastern FLO Components Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Eastern


International Truckload Services Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Eastern


J D Factors Corporation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1, 3 J & F Trucking Corporation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Eastern

Accutrac Capital Solutions Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 J D Factors Corporation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1, 3 Bennetts Power Service Products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23, 39 INSURANCE BROKERS

Bryson & Assoc. Insurance Brokers Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Eastern LUBRICANTS

Shell Lubricants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 PERMITS & WAIVERS

C.U.T.C. Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Fleet-Tax Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Eastern TANKER LEASING

Transcourt Tank Leasing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25, 40





Kelsey Trail Trucking Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Eastern PMTC Conference. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22


Shell Lubricants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Siemens Transportation Group Inc. .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37


TA Truck Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Eastern Texis Truck Exhaust. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Eastern The Rosedale Group. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29, 37 Traction Truck Parts & TruckPro . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Transcourt Tank Leasing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25, 40 TRUXPO 2018. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33


Volvo Trucks Canada. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5


Walmart Fleet. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Eastern Wilson Truck Lines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Eastern

28    May 2018




Emergency Response Assistance Canada . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Western Empire Transportation Services Ltd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Eastern

pmtc.ca, call 905.827.0587 or register online! More information about the training facility and program schedule will be provided upon registration. A special thank you goes out to the ‘Driven to Lead’ program’s platinum sponsors, KRTS Transportation Specialists Inc. (www.krway.com) and TransRep Inc. (transrep.ca). Your support of this program has made it possible and we are truly grateful for your partnership. This program is being offered as part of the YLG’s on-going mission to bring value to the next generation through education, discussions and networking. Get out! Get involved! Get inspired!

Abrams Towing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Eastern PMTC Conference. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 TRUXPO 2018. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 TRUCK & TRAILER REPAIRS

TruckPro. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 TRUCK ACCESSORIES

Dieter’s Metal Fabricationg Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 TRUCK EXHAUST SALES & SERVICE

A & A Exhaust Systems. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Eastern Texis Truck Exhaust. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Eastern TRUCK MANUFACTURERS

Volvo Trucks Canada. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 TRUCK & TRAILER PARTS & ACCESSORIES

Fairview Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Eastern Traction Truck Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 TRUCK SERVICES

TA Truck Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Eastern TRUCK TRANSMISSIONS

Domar Transmissions Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

Women In Trucking

By Ellen Voie

Showing Appreciation…


hose who have the ability to be grateful are the ones who have the ability to achieve greatness,” Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free. When was the last time you received a hand written thank you note, or a card just to let you know someone was thinking of you? If you’re like most people, it’s probably been too long. When was the last time you wrote a thank you note? If you know me personally, you’ll know that I am a firm believer in writing thank you notes. Apparently, I instilled that same conviction in my children, as the thank you notes from both my son and daughter are sure to follow a gift, party or act of kindness. I keep them to remind myself of the good times we shared. Most people use the excuse that they either don’t have the materials handy or they don’t have the time to write out and mail a thank you note. Both excuses are just a reflection of your priorities. Keep notes, pens

and stamps in plain sight so you can take a moment to send your thoughts without much effort. What’s more fun than receiving a note or card after a long day in the office or a difficult day at school. A note is something tangible that reminds you that the sender is thinking of you. One young woman kept every card her mother had sent her after she left home. Later, she used them as decorations at her wedding by cutting hundreds of little hearts out of the cards and spreading them across the banquet tables. The groom explained to the family and friends that the decorations were the result of over 100 cards his new mother-in-law had sent to his new wife. We were all taught to say thank you and to acknowledge kindness, but it seems that civility has been replaced by self-centeredness. We refuse to show our appreciation to someone because THEY haven’t shown appreciation to us! Where does it begin? Perhaps with you!

If you’ve been reading this blog you’ll know about the campaign of #SteeringTowardKindness. At Women In Trucking Association we make it a priority to showcase acts of kindness by our members. From sharing home cooked meals (truck cooked meals?) with strangers, to paying for a shower for a homeless person or even offering money for a ride home, professional drivers are some of the kindest, most generous people I’ve ever met. However, drivers are also some of the most under-appreciated folks as well. Delivering a load on time doesn’t win any favors, but if you miss your appointment you’ll hear about it. Keeping your truck in top shape is expected, but if a tail light is out on the trailer, you will be penalized. Do we really need to wait for a week in August to honor our professional drivers for their hard work? Author Gregory Smith asked respondents to list their greatest dissatisfaction at work for his book, Here Today, Here Tomorrow, found the top answer to be a lack of appre-

ciation. Yet, when companies make an effort to show their gratitude, sales are increased, productivity is raised and happiness is positively affected by employees. Seems pretty simple, doesn’t it? How can you help us in our efforts at #SteeringTowardKindness? Share your stories with us. Send someone a note or a card and watch his or her reaction. Stick a post it note where they’ll be sure to see it. Pay for the meal of the person behind you at the fast food restaurant. Donate to a worthy cause in someone else’s name. Leave a generous tip. What can you do to show your appreciation? Check out www.randomactsofkindness.org for ideas and then share them with us on the Women In Trucking Association Facebook page. We’ll share them and spread the good vibes. By the way, the young woman who saved her mother’s cards and cut them into hearts for her wedding was my daughter. To this day it gives me overwhelming feelings of being appreciated.


May 2018   29


Two New Territory Managers for Minimizer


looming Prairie, Minnesota – Minimizer would like to welcome two new Territory Managers to its growing family – Northeastern TM Kyle Hamm and West TM Royce Johnson. Hamm is based in Connecticut, and brings an interesting perspective to the Minimizer team. “Kyle has spent time as a route driver and more recently as Head of Fleet Maintenance for a large wholesale distributor in the Eastern region of the US,” Minimizer Senior Director of Sales Greg Renberg said. “This experience gives Kyle unique insight into what drivers are looking for in terms of keeping them productive while operating their vehicles. It also gives us a clue in how fleets need to be efficient in maintaining their vehicles.” Hamm’s territory includes New York, New Jersey, Maine, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Vermont. Johnson is based in the San Francisco area, and brings valuable experience to his role with Minimizer. “Royce’s experience is critical as we continue to develop this large business area for Minimizer,” Renberg said. “His history with current and potential new customers in this territory will help us deepen our relationships with customers

Northeastern Territory Manager Kyle Hamm

West Territory Manager Royce Johnson 30    May 2018

in this region of the US.” Johnson’s territory includes California,

Nevada, Arizona and Hawaii. Both Hamm and Johnson started at

Minimizer in mid-March. To contact them, visit www.minimizer.com.


Minimizer Mats for Cascadia 116 & 126


looming Prairie, Minnesota In an effort to keep up with demand, Minimizer has released Custom Molded Floor Mats that fit the new Freightliner Cascadia 116 and 126. “Cascadias are among the most popular trucks on the road, and with Freightliner releasing these two new models in 2018, we have our bases covered,” Minimizer CEO and Chief Visionary Craig Kruckeberg said. The 116 and 126 models feature a

different cab interior than their 113 a n d 1 2 5

counterparts, necessitating Floor Mats that fit the newer models. “Freightliner continues to make the Cascadia 113 and 125, so we now offer Floor Mats for every Cascadia on the road,” Kruckeberg said. To see the new Floor Mat kits, visit www.minimizer.com. For more information or to contact a Minimizer distributor, call us at 800.248.3855 or visit our website or email us at info@minimizer.com.


Healthy Trucker

by Andrea Morley

Are You Burning Cheap Fuel?


ur bodies and our engines have a lot in common, including their preference for quality fuel. Whether you drive a truck, car, motorcycle, or boat, you know that its performance and mileage varies based on fuel type, so why would you expect your body to be any different? What we eat is literally what allows us to function; anything you eat is broken down into energy, with certain foods providing more energy and health benefits than others. So if you’re eating heavily processed foods that lack in nutrients (think energy drinks, cookies, fried food, etc.) how can you expect that your body will function properly? Hint: you can’t, and it won’t. These poor quality foods may give you an initial feeling of energy or satisfaction, as many of them result in the release of feel-good hormones such as dopamine and serotonin. This hormone release is what causes food addiction, but that’s another topic of discussion. What I want you to focus on is the feeling you get long after the initial buzz wears off – after your blood sugar crashes and the caffeine wears off. How do you feel then? I can guarantee it’s not very good, because that’s when you find yourself starving, tired, cranky, and maybe even bloated or gassy. All from a little junk food you thought you needed. And how did your body actually benefit, long term? Did it receive the proper nutrients (vitamin C, iron, B vitamins, antioxidants…) needed to thrive and repair itself? Nope. Instead it was burdened by your choice and forced to filter out what it can’t use (think preservatives, artificial flavors and colors). We know higher quality fuel is more expensive, so is there a cost to this higher quality food? Many like to argue that healthy food costs more, but after a short while you’ll quickly see that isn’t the case. Don’t think that you need to be buying all organic produce, fancy shakes and expensive bars. Get back to the basics: • Fruit and vegetables (fresh or frozen, whatever is on sale is just fine) • Smaller portions of meat (no, you don’t need to be eating two chicken breasts for dinner every day; this is where many people throw money away) • Dried or canned beans, rice, oats, grains, etc. to add bulk and nutrition to your meals – it doesn’t get more affordable than these! • Water to drink (if you’re concerned

about money, why are you spending it on pop, juice, drive-thru coffee, alcohol, etc.?) These building blocks are what your body craves. They will allow your body to perform efficiently, provide you with plenty of energy, and keep you as healthy as possible. This doesn’t mean you can’t indulge in your favorite treats here and there, but your diet needs to be primarily high quality, nutrient dense foods, or else

you’ll slowly become more run-down and unhealthy as the years pass. Start paying attention to the QUALITY of your food, and start looking at it as fuel that can either hinder or enhance the way you look, feel, and perform.

T h i s s i m p l e mindset shift can take your body from feeling like a rusty, sputtering Oldsmobile to a shiny new Mercedes running on premium.


May 2018   31


First Quarter Freight Volumes Outpace any Previous Volumes on Record


oronto, Ontario - The number of loads posted on Loadlink in 2018 for Canadian and cross-border load volumes significantly outperformed any previous quarter on record. March volumes increased six percent compared to February 2018, and year-over-year, volumes were 39 percent higher than those recorded in March 2017. First quarter volumes grew 41 percent compared to an already impressive fourth quarter of 2017, and increased 62 percent compared to the first quarter of 2017. Rallying of load volumes were significant in all Canadian regions for the first quarter of 2018. When looking at performance by province, Alberta led the growth with a 41 percent increase in load volumes quarterover-quarter. Quarterly growth in load volumes by region (Q1 2018 over Q4 2017): • Western (BC, AB, SK, MB): 38 percent, Ontario: 37 percent, Quebec: 36 percent and Atlantic: 30 percent. Other quarterly highlights: • Load volumes in January, February and March of 2018 were the highest ever recorded by Loadlink, the highest month

32    May 2018

for load volumes was recorded in January and truck postings had the most significant month-over-month increase in March a positive shift for the supply and demand curve. Intra-Canada loads accounted for 24 percent of the total volumes and amounted to a 23 percent increase year-over-year. Cross-border load postings represented 74 percent of the data submitted by Loadlink users:

• Loads leaving Canada to the United States increased 58 percent year-overyear and loads entering Canada increased 39 percent year-over-year. EQUIPMENT PERFORMANCE Equipment postings increased 15 percent compared to February 2018; however, declined 28 percent when compared to March 2017. TRUCK-TO-LOAD RATIO Even with the significant growth in load

volumes, truck volumes rallied in March, forging a fairer, yet still highly competitive truck-to-load ratio for the month. The number of trucks posted on Loadlink was 0.92 for every one load posted on the network, compared to 0.85 in February. Year-over-year, the ratio continued to tighten from 1.78 in March 2017. More information can be found at www. transcore.ca,  @loadlink  on Twitter, on YouTube, Facebook and LinkedIn.



Transport For Christ By Chaplain Len Reimer

Enjoy Your Ride


hen people drop in we may ask, how can we help today. Often responses are surprising. We proceed to try and create a comfortable atmosphere. Sometimes to their own surprise, people open up and literally pour out their heart. It could be family matters, health or even financial issues. We get interesting responses, when we ask what is the most significant thing happening in your life right now? Once again we listen with very thoughtful responses. Often finish with a thank you for helping, when all we were able to do is listen and finish with a prayer to all mighty God. The question we may ask is, could you tell me what God is doing in your life. The person may respond, “I really don`t have a relationship with God. But the last while I have had problems with my teenager, I sure have been thinking about it.” Or when I was a kid I used to go to Sunday school. My mother and dad made me

go. I got away from it, but the financial problems we are under, has really caused me to think about this. These statements sound like God may be at work in the person’s life. He may be drawing the person to Himself, causing the person to seek after God, or bringing convection of sin. As we travel down life’s toll road, much goes on in our mind. Often we look for a better way, more trouble free and peaceful. There is a more peaceful way, no not totally trouble free. Even the One Who died on the cross had a rough go. But He, did it all for each one of us. That’s one reason we have verses like John 3:16, For God so loved the World that He gave His only begotten son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. Plus we have I John 1:9, If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. Make sure you take the right exit.



WS Shows Toughest Solutions


estern Star featured a selection of its hand-built, rugged truck models at Truck World

2018. Show attendees had the opportunity to explore Western Star’s premium Class 8 vehicles that take on the most demanding of applications. “We invited Truck World attendees to come to the Western Star booth to learn what makes our trucks the best choice for any challenge,” said Samantha Parlier, vice president, Western Star marketing and strategy. Trucks on display in the Western Star booth included: • Western Star 4700SB Westech Wolf™

Hydrovac, spec’d with a Detroit™ DD13® engine and Eaton 18-speed manual transmission; • Western Star 4900SF 68-inch high-roof sleeper heavy haul tractor with a Detroit™ DD15® engine and Eaton 18-speed manual transmission; • Western Star 4900SB Bibeau® dump truck spec’d with a DD15 engine and Allison 4500 Rugged Duty Series™ transmission; and • Western Star 5700XE 82-inch highroof sleeper with a DD15 engine and a Detroit™ DT12™ automated manual transmission. For more information go to  WesternStarTrucks.com.


May 2018   33


New Textile Chains


oleco USA, a supplier of high quality products for the lifting and load securing industries, has announced its new textile chains, DoNova PowerLash and PowerLift, consisting of high performance webbing made with Dyneema® to create a chain that is as strong as steel and 85 percent lighter. The DoNova textile chain was on display at the TMC 2018 Annual Meeting & Transportation Exhibition in Atlanta. “The DoNova textile chain is a revolutionary product in that it is as strong as steel but it is lighter, more flexible and safer to use,” said Ralph Abato, President, Doleco USA. “The DoNova textile chain not only provides a cost savings on fuel due to its dramatic weight reduction, its flexibility makes it easier and safer for operators to handle and to shorten.” The DoNova textile chain, which can be used as a traditional lashing or lifting chain, is a multilayered redundant system which is abrasion and cut resistant and is


On–Line Truck Dealer


rdering vehicles off the internet is nothing new in today’s fastpaced e-commerce environment. Rainier Truck & Chassis is trying to create a better working relationship between dealers, customers and the factory utilizing it to everyone’s advantage. Rainier believes their customers and dealers want an easy, convenient, no hassle, no pressure, purchasing experience. To satisfy this need Rainier dealers and customers both utilize the companies factory website to order trucks anytime and anywhere 24/7 as long as there is a hot spot. With just a few clicks regarding what model or options they want, a truck can be ordered by anyone in a few minutes and take delivery at their nearest Rainier dealer. Gone are the days of retail customers haggling over or getting frustrated over price. As one Rainier dealer put it, there’s enough meat in the deal to make a reasonable profit on the sale of the truck and also on the service and parts side of their business. What’s different about Rainier is that they are working hard on creating a financial win/win situation for both the dealer and the end customer. The customer knows he is getting a great value with none of the hassles by purchasing his truck on line. For more information visit www.rainiertruckandchassis.com.

34    May 2018


non-conductive, reducing the probability of injury. When used as a lashing chain, the DoNova PowerLash is as powerful as a 13mm grade 80 steel chain, with a lashing working load limit of 22,000 lbs. The low weight enables an operator to handle longer lengths of chain with ease. When used as a lifting chain, the DoNova PowerLift prevents damage to delicate loads and protects sensitive surfaces from being damaged by the lifting device. The DoNova Power Lift - also as powerful as a 13mm grade 80 steel chain - achieves a working load limit of 11,000 lbs. For information on the sales and distribution of Doleco USA products, call 203.440.1940, visit www.doleco-usa. com or email sales@doleco-usa.com.



Severe Duty Fifth Wheel


ontaine Fifth Wheel announces a new top plate designed specifically for severe-duty applications: the Fontaine H7. This top plate replaces the H5092 and X5092 Series and combines it into one fifth wheel system. Like the 7000 Series the H7 features a cast steel housing and the Fontaine No-Slack® locking system, the only trigger activated self-adjusting locking mechanism in the industry. This Fontaine exclusive offers several advantages to their customers. The fifth wheel lock self-adjusts in order to accommodate for wear and for varia-

tions in kingpin geometry. This means drivers get a snug, secure hassle-free connection as they move from trailer to trailer. The design also reduces shock inputs into the frame when braking and accelerating; so drivers get a smoother ride and components last longer for lower maintenance costs. “Our mission with the H7 was to simplify our severe duty product line into one cast steel fifth wheel system that uses our most up to date No-Slack® locking system,” stated Mike Randolph, VP Sales & Marketing North America. “The beauty of the H7 fifth

wheel is that it offers a majority of the same working parts that

you find in our current No-Slack® 6000 and 7000 series top plates so the need to keep additional replacement parts in field will be greatly reduced,” stated Paige Petroni, VP Aftermarket. The Fontaine H7 is rated up to 70,000 lbs vertical load, a drawbar pull rating up to 200,000 lbs and has the option of being blocked (no-tilt) from the factory. It’s a great solution for logging, heavy haul, oil field, mining and other severe-duty applications. For more information, visit www.fifthwheel.com.



New TrailerTail Automatic Fuel Saving Technology


TEMCO Products Inc. has announced a new aerodynamic product, the TrailerTail® Automatic fuel-saving system. This newest version of the signature TrailerTail deploys automatically when the trailer reaches 35 mph, ensuring fuel savings on every trip and removing the need for the driver to get out of the cab to open it manually. The Automatic system also closes the TrailerTail when the truck stops or goes

in reverse, preventing damage to the TrailerTail, trailer or dock doors. Closing the TrailerTail only when the vehicle comes to a full stop reduces the number of cycles the unit has to go through, minimizing component wear and tear. Also, if the trailer loses power, the TrailerTail will automatically close, allowing access to the cargo. The STEMCO TrailerTail improves fuel economy by streamlining airflow at the

back of the trailer to reduce rear drag and increase fuel efficiency. It also improves safety by helping to stabilize trailers and increase visibility for drivers. The TrailerTail Automatic receives reliable speed and direction signals from STEMCO’s wheel-mounted TracBat Aero speed sensor. The TracBat Aero is based on the existing STEMCO DataTrac & TracBat electronic hubodometers which are used extensively by fleets. The ac-

curacy, reliability and durability of the TracBat has been proven by thousands of units on the roads covering millions of miles over the last 10 years. The new TrailerTail Automatic will be available in Q3 of 2018. It will be compatible with new trailers and also as a retrofit for existing TrailerTail Trident models. For more information on STEMCO and TrailerTail, visit www.stemco.com/ trailertail.


May 2018   35


GlobalTranz CFO Wins 2018 WIT’s Distinguished Woman in Logistics Award


alm Desert, California – Women In Trucking Association (WIT) is pleased to announce Renee Krug, Chief Financial Officer of GlobalTranz, as the winner of the fourth annual 2018 Women In Trucking Association’s Distinguished Woman in Logistics Award (DWLA). The announcement was made during the Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA) 2018 “Capital Ideas” Conference and Exhibition in Palm Desert, California. Krug was chosen among three finalists for the award. The other finalists include Kendra Phillips, Group Director of SE Operations for Ryder System, Inc. and Betty Weiland, Senior Editorial Manager of the Transportation Publishing Department, J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc. With over 15 years of executive leadership experience and more than seven

years of logistics industry experience, Krug joined GlobalTranz four years ago and helped grow the organization from $400 million to $1 billion in annual revenue during that time. Today, GlobalTranz is the ninth-largest privately-held company in Arizona. This exponential growth has created jobs and opportunities in the logistics industry nationwide. “I am incredibly honored to be recognized by Women In Trucking as the 2018 Distinguished Woman in Logistics Award recipient,” said Krug. “I share this honor with the talented employees of GlobalTranz and am proud to represent the many accomplished and deserving women in the trucking and transportation industry.” Krug was instrumental in creating CORE, GlobalTranz’s corporate responsibility program that implements initiatives to serve the needs of the Phoenix

community, ensure company-wide social responsibility and lessen the organization’s carbon footprint on the environment. She is also involved with numerous charity and non-profit organizations in her community, such as Feed My Starving Children, National Charity League, The Jared Box Project, Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, and the Back to School Drive. The DWLA was established to promote the achievements of women employed in the North American transportation industry. It highlights the vital roles of women in the dynamic and influential field of commercial transportation and logistics. Truckstop.com and TIA have partnered with WIT by supporting this award that honors women in the field of logistics. “We sincerely appreciate how Women In Trucking continues to inspire women in

all areas of transportation to create and advance success,” Truckstop.com Chief Relationship Officer Brent Hutto said. For more information about Women In Trucking, visit www.womenintrucking. org or call 888.464.9482.


WIT’s 2018 April Member of the Month


lover, Wisconsin – Women In Trucking Association (WIT) has announced Melissa Allen, as its April Member of the Month. Melissa is a professional driver for Schneider. Melissa was raised in the infamous west end of Louisville, Kentucky. She moved away as soon as she could and began to have a positive impact on the world around her. After spending several years in the Army Reserve, Melissa went into active duty and spent a short time overseas where she improved the way information was communicated about casualties. Upon returning stateside, she continued her education and started her own web design company. Melissa built websites for

36    May 2018

companies all over the United States for seven years before she got her CDL. Why the drastic career change? She says, “The economy forced me to find a recessionproof career.” Melissa has been serving her country as an over-the-road truck driver for the past four years. However, driving isn’t the only thing she does. She has recently invented a product to solve a problem in the trucking industry. Melissa repeatedly became frustrated when the fuel nozzle kept falling out of the tanks during fueling. She asked around and realized other drivers had the same problem. So, she came up with a solution. Melissa invented a fueling brace that holds

the nozzle secure in the tank during fueling. She has already made prototypes and began the patent process for a brace that fits the Freightliner Cascadia Evolution. More information about the fueling brace can be found at www.FuelingBrace.com. Melissa urges women to not only live their lives to the fullest, but also make a positive impact on the world around us. The Women In Trucking Association, Inc. is a non-profit association established to encourage the employment of women in the trucking industry, promote their accomplishments and minimize obstacles faced by women working in the trucking industry. Follow WIT on Twitter, Facebook,

or LinkedIn. For more information, visit www.womenintrucking.org or call 888.464.9482.



Emergency Preparedness: Are You Protected?


very day, LPG and flammable liquids are hauled by road. With the forecasted increase in volumes, as well as the slow state of pipeline growth in Canada, this fact will hold true well in to the future. Government regulations around the transport of these products continue to evolve, and shippers’ responsibilities for emergency preparedness and response are shifting accordingly. WHERE IT ALL STARTED Government regulations significantly changed in 2013 after the Lac-Mégantic rail disaster. Transport Canada implemented requirements for rail shippers to have an emergency response assistance plan (ERAP) for flammable liquids, in addition to already regulated dangerous goods. With this change, Transport Canada also requires all flammable liquids ERAP holders to provide firefighting foam and equipment, and technical advice, to first responders on scene as needed. Thus began the trend of shifting more of the responsibility for emergency response to the shippers of these dangerous goods. OPERATING IN OR THROUGH B.C.? Last year, British Columbia released a new set of regulations on spill contingency planning, applicable to transporters of 10,000 litres or more of liquid petroleum products by rail, pipeline and highway. Shippers must plan now to have the appropriate emergency response plans in place for the October 2018 deadline. While B.C. is the first province to release more stringent spill response regulations, it is to the benefit of shippers and carriers to be proactive in dangerous goods emergency preparedness and response. SOLUTION IS EASIER THAN YOU THINK You may not be in the business of

tingency plans. Our plans meet or exceed all federal and provincial regulations. The annual membership cost includes emergency response to incidents, with access to our network of response teams, equipment caches, fire suppression trailers and foam. Additionally, ERAC assists with the development and execution of mandatory annual drills and exercises for our plan members. ERAC also provides specialized LPG training for municipal firefighters, which can be done on-site at a fire hall with ERAC’s LPG prop trailers and NFPA-qualified instructors. Life safety cannot be compromised. ERAC has a clean record, never having had an injury or fatality related to its management of emergency responses. Don’t leave your contingency planning to the last minute, visit www.erac.org/ spill or call 403.543.6501.


emergency preparedness and response, but we are. For over 30 years, Emergency Response Assistance Canada (ERAC)’s qualified staff has trained, assessed and approved response teams across Canada. We are leaders in emergency preparedness and response in Canada. ERAC employs full-time staff dedicated to the writing and auditing of spill conMay 2018   37

Keeping Your Vehicles Clean

By Jack Jackson

Collecting Rain Water to Wash Trucks


here is a push towards washing your vehicles and recycling your water. Not only is it becoming mandatory across many Provinces and States, most feel it is the right thing to do. How about Rainwater Harvesting? That is probably a new term you are not used to seeing in vehicle washing. Did you know that 99.4% of the water on the earth is in the ocean or ice cap/ glaciers? That means only 0.6% of the water available is fresh water in lakes, streams, rain and ground water. This is the amount left to sustain the 7 billion people on the earth. We are fortunate in the Great Lakes area to not seem to worry about the resources within our reach to tap into this supply. In many parts of North America, it’s not that simple. Thus, this issue of water recycling is continually increasing in the minds of people. If you are on a well system, it can become necessary to lengthen the life of the well water. Also, it becomes a difficult decision on where to allow the gray water

38    May 2018

to drain. Many companies in the rural areas are now getting creative and collecting rain water to wash their vehicles. We hear customers say, “I don’t pay for water, so not to worry.” We all know that eventually there will be an issue, just may not be while you are the employee of that location that you need to worry today. If you are on the city water grid, there are other issues to consider. The cost of water is continually increasing beyond the inflation rate. Politicians have easily figured out this user fee system on water in and water out to be charged to the

customer is an easy process with little resistance. What company would actually complain that this is an unfair practice? The first thought I always recommend is, reduce water intake thus reduces water outtake, which reduces the problem in the first place. It’s simple, less in means less issue to deal with. Using a ¾” water hose for an hour of washing a vehicle will use over 1,000 gallons of water. How do you stop that? Simple, use less water and less time to wash is where we start the analysis. Automated systems start as low as 2.5 gallons of water per minute and as high as hundreds of gallons per minute. Some systems can wash in less than 2 minutes to 5 minutes. We can help you figure out what best suits your needs. Common sense says, even if you recycle your water, less in costs less to process. In all situations, water per minute should be your standard to measure you desires. I have seen the cost of water as high as $0.04/gallon of water charged by cities. If

you do the math, that is $320.00 per day if you used the water hose for a straight 8 hours. Over $100K per year of strictly water costs. There is a very economical and environmental solution to this overwhelming expense. That easy solution is catching rain water and storing it for water usage. It is a very simple and low cost procedure. You can have a 1,000 gallon storage tank, or more, and collect distilled, mineral free water that will not spot or etch. There are many systems available on the internet or with your local water supply companies. If you do the math on the costs of water today and the cost of installing a Rainwater Harvest System, you will see the ROI and understand the benefits. Jack Jackson is President of Awash Systems Corp. “We solve vehicle washing issues where no one else can.” Email: jjackson@awashystems.com or call 800.265.7405. Visit our website www. awashsystems.com.


Profile for Woodward Publishing Group

#178 May  

Vocational Truck & Trailer East, Issue 178, May 2018

#178 May  

Vocational Truck & Trailer East, Issue 178, May 2018

Profile for otnews