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January Theme: Truck Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . page 4

Kenworth W990 with U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

contents SPECIAL REPORTS: Assessing the Cost-Benefit Ratio of Infrastructure Development . . . . . . . 13

HEAD OFFICE: Trenton, Ontario, Canada, 877.225.2232

Special Report: Cost-Benefit of Infrastructure Development. . . . . . 13

International Truck Launches International® CV™ Series . . . . . . 14

HEAD OFFICE: Barb Woodward (Sales): 877.225.2232, ext 302 Chris Charles: ext 305 ART DIRECTOR/MIS: Marek Krasuski CONTRIBUTING WRITERS: Copyright © 2018 – 2022118 Ontario Limited. All rights reserved. Publication Agreement: No. 40806005

THEME: TRUCK EQUIPMENT Equipment Builders Focus on Future . . 4 NEW PRODUCTS: International Trucks: International Trucks Launches New CV Series . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 INDUSTRY NEWS: Volvo Trucks: VNR Electric Models to be Demonstrated in 2019 . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Canadian Trucking Alliance: First Ministers Talk ELDs, Equalize Single Tire Weights, Remove Trade Barriers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 CAREERS: Women In Trucking Report: December Member of the Month . . . 22 Train Trailer: Leading Trailer Leasing Company’s New Facilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Ontario Trucking Association: 2018 LEAD Grads . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 COLUMNS: Business Insurance Matters: Let’s Ring in the New Year! . . . . . . . . . 9 Cross Border Services: New Trilingual Signs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Factoring: Guide to Choosing the Best Factoring Company . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Healthy Trucker: Ditching Soda in the New Year . . . . . 23 Keeping Your Vehicles Clean: Believe in Touchless Washing? . . . . 30 Petro-Canada Lubricants: Low Viscosity Engine Oils . . . . . . . . . 28 Tires & Wheels: True Quality of Your Retreaded Tires 10 Transport For Christ: Peace of Mind in 2019 . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Women In Trucking: Non-traditional Careers . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Whalen Report: Safety Guards. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Products & Services Directory . . . . . 16 Traction & TruckPro Directory . . . . . . 20 January 2019   3

January Theme: Truck Equipment

By Marek Krasuski

Equipment Builders Focus on the Future


s Truck Equipment continues its rise towards featurerich, sophisticated levels of development, opportunities open for innovative parties to support product development laden with new technologies. A recent example is the partnership of Canada Cartage and Innovation Factory which have launched the Centre for Integrated Transportation and Mobility (CITM). The CITM will target Ontario

companies to help them develop integrated mobility technology solutions. Canada Cartage says, “The goal is to accelerate the development of connected, multi-modal and integrated mobility technology solutions and business models. This will be good for the province, and good for the transportation industry.” The CITM will assist in validating problems, clarifying policy, and engaging with integrated transportation solutions. Operational efficiencies and greener technologies continue to be the driving force behind product design and manufacture, leading equipment builders to incorporate lighter materials and cost efficient engines. Carriers, operators and builders look to materials that reduce gross vehicle weight (GVW). And more lightweight materials are coming onto the market. Lower weight translates into more payload capacity, better fuel economy, and reduced risk of overloading. To be sure, lower body weight is at least one gold standard in achieving cost effectiveness. Lighter body weight produces better fuel economy and lower emissions, enabling fleets to support sustainability initiatives. Experts state that for every 10 percent of weight eliminated from a vehicle’s total weight, fuel economy improves 6-8 percent. Attention to weight reduction therefore, can yield potentially enormous fuel savings for fleets with dozens or hundreds of units. To this end alternative fuel powered 4    January 2019

engines and powertrain options are gaining market share. The growing establishment of electrified vehicles, mainly in the medium duty market but also in long haul applications as well, testifies to their desirability by fleets eager to comply with tougher regulations and to reduce operating expenses. More electric trucks are coming on to the medium duty market. The initiative is supported by several federal US agencies and OEMs which are researching vehicle technologies which are more efficient, affordable, and sustainable. Examples of engines seeking to achieve these objectives include two models from Daimler – one medium duty and one heavy duty truck. The Freightliner medium duty eM2 106 truck is best suited to food and beverage pick-up and delivery applications. Power output can reach 480 horsepower for a range of 300 kilometres on one charge. The eM2 has a recharge time of about 60 minutes and has a GCWR of 26,000 lbs. Daimler, Freightliner’s parent company, says the eM2 is based on its most popular in-demand medium duty models. The eM2 will join Daimler’s growing fleet of more than 100 electric vehicles, among them the Fuso eCanter Class 4 light duty truck offered by Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, a subsidiary of Daimler. Ideal for urban environments, the eCanter has a GVWR of 15,995 lbs. and payload capacity of 9,380 lbs. Like most medium duty vehicles, it has a range of 100 miles. Fuso says the eCanter delivers zero emissions and zero noise pollution. Other equipment manufacturers are coming on board with their own electrified vehicles. Volvo will introduce two models – the Volvo FL Electric and Volvo FE Electric – to the European market in 2019; North American sales will begin a year later but in the meantime demonstration projects are slated for 2019 in California. Isuzu Commercial Truck of America is undertaking the development of an all-electric work truck. The first group of trucks will be based on the Class 4 NPR-HD with a gross vehicle weight rating of 14,500 lbs. The Canadian company Nordresa will be responsible

for modifying the N Series truck for electrification. The NPR-HD will be tested under a number of conditions that include weight, load capabilities, charge times, distances, and weather and temperature conditions. Isuzu affirmed its commitment to the electrified market by commenting that “there is no doubt that all electric trucks are part of the future of commercial vehicles; they are part of our future as well,” the company said. Isuzu’s faith in the electrified market is echoed by the research undertaken by the North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE) which in its second guidance report on electric trucks, highlights many of the opportunities in this burgeoning segment. The Report, measured by both the benefits but also the challenges in migration to electric

capable of reaching 400 kilometres and another 320 kilometres after a 90-minute recharge to about 80 percent. The truck has a peak horsepower of 730 with batteries that provide 550 Kwh. The attraction to electric trucks is irresistible. Their lightweight configurations translate into lower operating costs, the gold standard by which Carriers achieve profits. But their wholesale adoption implies that the industry-standard diesel engine has outlived its usefulness. That assumption is at the very least premature. Diesel engines have undergone revolutionary changes over the last 20 years and are likely to retain their dominant position, demonstrated by their ability to adapt. Diesel still represents over 90 percent of heavy duty trucks on the road today.

Daimler Trucks Commercial Electric Vehicles trucks, offers a sober cost/benefit analysis, concluding with statement that electric drivetrains are best suited for urban deliveries of less than 100 miles per day. Excitement of electric vehicles leaves hanging the inevitable question: Will electric trucks replace their diesel counterparts which have well withstood the test of time over decades? To be sure electric trucks are even finding their way into the heavy duty sector, a testament; perhaps, to the faith the industry has in the benefits of electrification. Daimler Freightliner, mentioned above, is yet another builder standing alongside Peterbilt and Tesla by bringing to market the eCascadia heavy duty truck. Daimler describes the eCascadia as a long range vehicle

The virtual elimination of emissions, additional controls that have reduced particulate filters, the transition to low sulphur fuels, and developments in engine combustion testify to the diesel engine’s resilience and ability to adapt to any environmental and efficiency challenges. In recent years truck builders have pushed engine and design efficiencies – read aerodynamic add-ons, low resistance tires, etc. – to the point of near doubling mpg ratios compared to previous generation engines and trucks. While electric vehicles are gaining more attention for their indisputable benefits, the tried and true diesel engine is predicted to maintain dominant market position for the foreseeable future.


Whalen Report:

By Mike Whalen

Aero Side Skirts & Rear Impact Safety Guards


ometime in the mid-sixties I was driving from Vancouver to Penticton via the HopePrinceton highway. To the east of Manning Park, I rounded a bend on a steep decline and was motioned to stop by an RCMP Patrolman. Just up ahead was an MGB that had rearended a tractor trailer. The car was buried beneath the rear of the trailer, wedged under the tandem axle. Two people had been killed. As I sat there waiting to be guided around the vehicles, I thought how easy it would have been to avoid the fatalities if rear impact guards were mandatory. A number of years later, thanks in part to the Canadian Transportation Equipment Association, the rear impact guard did become mandatory for trailers. I can’t help but comment that safety features only happen when required by law and that without a legal requirement, truck buyers will not add the cost of such features. Trailer side skirts are an example. When reviewing the advertised value of aerodynamic side skirts, the benefits included a reduction in fuel consumption and emissions. An impact guard feature is not part of the design.

According to Wikipedia, ‘A trailer skirt  or  side skirt  is a device affixed to the underside of a  semi-trailer, for the purpose of reducing  aerodynamic drag caused by air turbulence. Trailer skirts have been recognized by the U.S.  Environmental Protection Agency’s SmartWay Transport Partnership as a verified aerodynamic technology, eligible for funding under the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act.’ However, as the photo illustrates, the ‘trailer skirt’ does not function as a side impact guard. There is an identifiable cost saving provided by the side skirt - adding an impact feature would just increase the cost of the trailer. *“Side guards have been required since the 1980s in the European Union and Japan, and more recently in China, Brazil, and Peru. The NA trucking industry is recognizing the value of side impact guards for trailers and we now see their availability as an option. Recently it has been reported that Class 7 & 8 straight truck sales are on the rise! Seems that side impact guards for straight trucks are a new safety initiative. Several manufacturers now offer side impact systems for straight

trucks. Walker Blocker, one manufacturer, is offering a side guard designed to fit all truck body types on Class 3 vehicles and above. Truck Side Guards are a vehiclebased safety device designed to keep pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorcyclists from being run over by the rear tires of a larger truck. Walker Side Guards were designed to block and deflect, preventing deadly road crashes. *Approximately 15 years ago I was in Germany working with a manufacturer of auto lube systems. While driving on the Autobahn I noticed that the straight trucks and trailers had side

impact guards. My associate from the German manufacturer mentioned that this was common practice. The right lane was reserved for trucks travelling at maximum 90km/hr and passing was allowed only if the vehicle in front was travelling at a lower speed. This meant, he said, that the left-hand side of the vehicle was always facing the other two lanes of traffic. He told me his wife worked with a marketing company and that they were about to launch a marketing program called ‘Left Side Marketing’ to use these side guards for display advertising. Seemed like a good way to pay for the installation of side impact guards.



Canadian Truckers Receive Accelerated CCA Rates for Equipment


oronto, Ontario - The Fall Economic Fall Statement delivered an early Christmas present for the Canadian trucking industry in the form of significant accelerated cost allowances for tractor/truck capital; an emphasis on further harmonizing trucking regulations; enhancements to major western trade corridors to the United States as well as intermodal connectivity improvements. ACCELERATED INVESTMENT Under the newly created Accelerated Investment Initiative (AII), capital i nv e s t m e n t s w i l l g e n e r a l l y b e eligible for a first-year deduction for

depreciation equal to up to three times the amount that would otherwise apply in the year an asset is put in use. The typical asset deduction for the first year for trucks is 20 per cent, which will now increase to 60 per cent under this proposed measure. “Tripling the current first-year rate will provide trucking companies in Canada a true incentive to make capital investments in newer equipment, which will in turn make the supply chain more productive and reduce its carbon footprint,” said Stephen Laskowski, President of the Canadian Trucking Alliance. “Minister Morneau should be applauded

for showing this leadership and recognizing the economic importance of our sector by creating greater reinvesting opportunities for small and large operators alike.” The Fall Economic Statement outlined the impact to the trucking industry: When a fleet purchases five trucks for a total of $1 million, under the current deduction system only $200,000 could be written off in the first year compared to $600,000 under the AII system. As outlined in the Fall Statement, this change represents about $105,000 in federal-provincial tax savings for a fleet making such a purchase.

It is important to note that the AII will apply to qualifying assets acquired after November 20, 2018. Further clarification was provided to CTA by Finance officials. For the carrier to qualify for the AII deduction, the tractor would have to be legally theirs on or after November 20, 2018. The AII will be gradually phased out starting in 2024, and no longer in effect for investments put in use after 2027. REMOVING BARRIERS Recognizing the opportunity that internal trade represents, the Fall CONTINUED ON PAGE 29 >>

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By Ellen Voie

Non-traditional Careers: Introducing Girls to Technology


he government defines a nontraditional career as one where over 75 percent of the workforce is of the opposite gender. We’ve always known that the trucking industry has been a non-traditional career choice for women, but we often point to diesel engines, time away from home and loading and unloading as reasons women aren’t interested. If that is the case, then why do women only comprise twenty-six percent of jobs in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and math, or STEM.  These jobs typically pay higher wages and have low levels of unemployment. Despite the efforts of groups like “Girls in Tech,” “Women in Technology,” and “Girls Who Code,” the numbers remain stubbornly low. So, how can a company that relies on tech workers in the area of supply chain diversify its labor pool?  One way is to find girls from disadvantaged backgrounds who are interested in technical careers and support and encourage them into a career in coding. That’s the model for Amous International Fleet and Transportation Management Services.  Mark Shevchuk, Co-Founder of the organization has partnered with Women In Trucking Association to create more opportunities for women in the supply chain who focus on the technology that drives this industry. “We have created sponsorship programs to help women who came from disadvantaged back-

grounds into becoming professionals in logistics through education and mentorship,” said Shevchuk. One of the success stories is of a young woman in Ukraine who entered a boarding school as an orphan. The school focused on using sports to give the children an opportunity to compete and to flourish. At the age of 12, Liuba entered the school and started running.  She competed in triathlons and won numerous gold medals in Ukraine and Europe.  Shevchuk and his partner learned of Liuba’s success and determination and they invited her to join their team, and they taught her how to code. Today, Liuba trains others and manages new hires for Amous International. “We wanted to see more success stories of women in the world of logistics and coding, which led us to sponsor more women around the world,” said Shevchuk. “With the help of Women In Trucking Association, we hope to be an example for others to follow as well,” Shevchuk added. Currently, Amous International is working with Oksana, a distance runner for the Ukrainian National and Olympic Team who also came from a boarding school for the disadvantaged and is training for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. Amous is giving her the support necessary to not only get the proper training but to be a mentor and to support her athletic career while she transitions to become a full-time

developer for the company. “All it takes is a small step for someone like Oksana to leave the comfort of a small village and to go beyond expectation and break the barriers for bigger things to happen for her,” said Shevchuk. “The combination of mentorship, supply chain and diversity aligns exactly with our mission to encourage and support women in transportation,” said Ellen Voie, Women In Trucking’s (WIT) President and CEO. We admire the passion Amous International has in giving these girls the guidance as well as the financial means to become successful in the area of technology and supply chain, but more importantly, to provide them with new opportunities

in a non-traditional career. Amous International, Inc. (www. is a technology company that offers Transportation Management Systems (TMS) for customers in the supply chain AT NO COST. Their goal is for smaller companies to be able to compete with the larger ones by using the latest technology to manage their logistics needs. The cloud-based service has no user fees, but customers can upgrade to additional services if needed. They also offer website design and email hosting. Amous International is using its resources to diversify its technical team by focusing on one young girl at a time. We find the approach refreshing and heartwarming; we hope you will too.



Millennial Expert, David Coletto to Speak at 2019 Women with Drive Leadership Summit


ttawa, Ontario – Trucking HR Canada’s annual Women with Drive Leadership Summit will feature marketing research leader and millennial expert David Coletto as a keynote speaker. The summit, taking place on March 7, 2019 at the Sheraton Toronto Airport Hotel and Conference Centre, will address the gender gap with discussions focused on the impacts of technology, innovation, and the changing workforce, exploring how the industry can

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better connect with women – including millennials. Angela Splinter, CEO of Trucking HR Canada says, “Sharing strategies with employers that can support better engagement of millennial women into Canada’s trucking and logistics sector is essential. Coletto’s expertise in this area will provide attendees impactful insights based on sound and timely research”. As one of Canada’s foremost experts on generational change, David has

spent more than eight years as the founder and CEO of Abacus Data trying to understand his generation, working with brands, associations, and public sector organizations to reorient themselves for this millennial-dominated world. Trucking HR Canada has engaged Coletto and his team to conduct a comprehensive, national survey of Canadian millennials. He will share some findings from that study for the first time with a focus on gender dif-

ferences. Attendees will learn more about what millennial women want from work, what they think of the trucking industry, and how to better engage them in considering a career in trucking and logistics. Join us March 7th, to learn more about how you can better tackle these generational and gender gap challenges. To reserve a seat at our limited time anniversary rate visit: www.truckinghr. com/WWD19.



By Bruce Sayer

Ultimate Guide to Choosing the Best Factoring Company


he ability to effectively manage regular and reliable access to working capital has a substantial impact on the success or failure of a trucking company. Recent surveys indicate that over 20% of all trucking companies now employ invoice factoring as a financial strategy for ensuring positive cash flow. For truck company owners, qualifying for invoice factoring is relatively easy. If you have credit worthy customers, almost any factoring company will approve funding. The difficulty lies not in getting funds, rather in selecting the right factoring company best suited for your trucking business. Choosing the right factoring company is perhaps the most difficult task in

managing a factoring facility. If there is one golden rule that supersedes all other considerations when choosing a factoring company, it is simply this: C h o o s e a n i nv o i c e f a c t o r i n g company that specializes in the trucking industry. The process of selecting the right factoring company for your trucking business requires a planned strategy and careful consideration. To assist in this effort, Accutrac Capital presents “The Ultimate Guide to Choosing the Best Factoring Company for Trucking”. This online publication is an unbiased guide providing a step by step process for researching and selecting a freight factoring company. Following are the key details that

need to be discussed, understood and agreed to prior to committing to any one factor; Factoring Fees / Speed of Funding / Service / Contractual Terms / Trust. Each of these topics is significant and requires a deeper understanding of their importance. The guide is arranged into chapters providing an in-depth review of each of the topics with strategies to assess the service capabilities of the various factors you are about to investigate. Finding and selecting a good factoring company should be managed much like hiring an employee; research the candidates, interview them and choose accordingly. Ensure to perform proper due diligence to identify factoring companies that specialize in trucking.

The easiest first step of investigation is to perform an online search in Google or Bing. The best search results are those that produce a list of factoring companies that specialize in trucking. Following are the recommended search terms; Freight Bill Factoring / Factoring for Trucking / Factoring Companies for Trucking. When Google or Bing displays the list of website selections, click on several of the listings that best meet your needs. Take the time to visit the websites of your choice and get a sense of the products and services they provide. When you are satisfied that you have found one or two worth investigating further, contact them directly by phone, contact form or live chat. Ask questions based on the information provided in the Guide. Using this process, you will quickly determine the suitability of the factoring company to meet the financial needs of your trucking business. Choosing the right freight factoring company to best meet the needs of your trucking company is not a decision that should be taken lightly. Visit, navigate to the footer and click the link to The Ultimate Guide to help you through the decision making process.


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Cross Border Services

By Dawn Truell, President, Cross Border Services

New Trilingual Signs at Cornwall Port of Entry Border


eading into this New Year 2019, I thought I’d mention some new things happening at the borders. New trilingual entry signs above each primary crossing lane have been erected at the Cornwall Port of Entry Border reflecting English, French and Kanienkeha/Mohawk. 70% of this cross border traffic is the Akwesasronon and their native language is Kanienkeha/ Mohawk. The Cornwall port is actually located on traditional Akwesasne lands and these new border signs are meant to be respectful of the members of the Mohawk community. Canada Border Services Agency has launched this new signage in an effort to work in partnership with the indigenous communities and the Cornwall border port of entry is the first to introduce this new program. 1.5 million+ travellers were pro-

cessed at Cornwall’s border point, 1,050,000 of those people were residents of the Mohawk communities of St. Regis and Akwesasne. Securing our Canadian borders in very important for the protection of our citizens and our economy. $2.5 billion worth of commercial trade crosses our borders between Canada and the USA daily as well as over 400,000 travellers. Utilizing the trilingual signs at the borders’ point of entry recognizes the majority of daily border crossers. Remember also the importance of eManifesting on both sides of the borders, ACI and ACE. You can set up an online portal account with CBSA to enter your own eMainfests to ensure accurate and timely entries for all shipments. CBSA charges heavy fines for inaccuracy so please ensure that all weights and quantities are correct.

For further information on anything mentioned in this article or the programs CTPAT FAST PIP TTP AEO

or CSA please contact us at www., email Dawn at



Soil Anchor Set for Slide Site on Highway 99


ey stability work and road improvements soon will begin at Ten Mile Slide as preparations continue toward a long-term solution on one of British Columbia’s most technically challenging slide sites. Ten Mile Slide is located within

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Xaxli’p’s Fountain Indian Reserve b o u n d a r y, a p p r o x i m a t e l y 1 7 kilometres northeast of Lillooet. The active slide surrounds Highway 99, which is vital to the local and regional economy as the primary connector between Lillooet and Kamloops. The area has experienced ongoing

slide activity for several decades, severely affecting the Xaxli’p community, local businesses, the trucking and tourism industries, and the general public. The Province of British Columbia is investing heavily in long-term slope stabilization measures for the site.

Once completed, the project will result in a reliable, permanent twolane paved roadway, improving safety for people travelling along this section of Highway 99. This work is scheduled for completion by the end of February 2019.


Business Insurance Matters

By Linda Colgan

Let’s Ring in the New Year!


ell hopefully by the time this article is read everyone will have had a very Merry Christmas and survived the copious amounts of turkey and all the wonder the season brings. I hope all celebrated in whatever style they chose and the festive season brought more cheer than one could bear. Now here comes 2019. I love each New Year. It’s the ability to write a new annual book of life. Each day we can write new pages to each chapter and at the end of the year, it’s a great read of how our life went for 365 days! The transportation industry is reeling from a turbulent 2018.

Regardless of the warnings so many did not adhere to the sirens and take heed. So the past year was more than unkind for many. The trajectory needed to improve for 2019 is to implement or hopefully continue embracing the culture as it relates to safety and compliance. All Insurers are searching for best in class. It starts with the hiring practices, documentation in files, best practices in maintaining equipment and I would be remiss if I did not emphasize the importance of continuing education of staff and drivers. Document, document, document, that bell cannot be rung loud enough. In order to maintain rate stability it’s

a management choice. Be proactive and voice all the positive changes the company is making. If already engaged in best practices what initiatives are being taken to achieve a mastery level - sound out the positive! Insurance is an investment. If the practice is to keep changing Insurers year after year, the returns will be small especially if losses exceed the premium. Another stellar idea - know your loss ratio. If your Broker is not forthcoming with this information then ask for it. We can only hope that stability reigns in the year ahead both in the marketplace and in rating.

It is wise to engage with your Insurers safety and compliance team and utilize the tools provided. Be in touch with your Broker and seek their assistance as well. The industry is a wealth of knowledge and many are eager to share as it benefits everyone. I wish all the best for 2019 and may good health and fortune reign upon all. Linda Colgan has been an Insurance Broker in the transportation industry since 1986 and is Senior Account Executive with Bryson & Associates Insurance Brokers Ltd. To contact Linda, call 416.809.3103 or feel free to email Linda at lcolgan@



W990 with U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree Followed Historic Oregon Trail in Reverse


n the Oregon Trail, USA – With an 80-foot Noble Fir in tow – cut from the Willamette National Forest – a Kenworth W990 continued its march toward the birthplace of The Oregon Trail – Independence, Missouri. It arrived there on November 21st, – completing the 2,170-mile Oregon Trail route in reverse. T h e C a p i t o l C h r i s t m a s Tr e e, transported by Central Oregon Truck Company, completed its leg through Oregon, Idaho and Wyoming November 18th, making stops at many historic towns on the Trail. More than 10,000 people are estimated to have seen the special tree at the stops, while thousands more have seen it traveling down the highway during its journey across America. “This year’s tour was celebrating the 175th anniversary of the Oregon Trail. Kenworth has had a presence in the state of Oregon for 95 years. Kenworth’s legacy began in Portland as Gersix Manufacturing Company, which later was purchased by Kenworth’s founders. Some of our earliest employees were likely direct descendants of those who were trailblazers,” said Kurt Swihart, Ke n w o r t h M a r k e t i n g D i r e c t o r.

“Today, we have an excellent dealer headquartered in Oregon – The Papé Group – which operates eight Kenworth dealerships in Oregon and is a major sponsor of this year’s U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree tour.” The Oregon Trail was used by an estimated 400,000 American pioneers in the mid-1800s to emigrate west – snaking its way through Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Wyoming, Idaho and Oregon. The Kenworth W990 76-inch midroof sleeper that transported the tree featured a distinctive graphics package with a brightly lit and colorfully adorned Christmas Tree next to the U.S. Capitol below the words “From the Oregon Trail to the Capitol Steps.” The Kenworth W990 featured the PACCAR Powertrain and incorporated a PACCAR MX-13 engine rated at 455-hp and 1,650 lb-ft. of torque, 12-speed automated transmission, and 40K tandem rear axles. The truck was also specified with the W990 Limited Edition interior, premium GT703 seats and audio system, Kenworth Nav+HD, predictive cruise control, 1800W inverter, 180-degree swivel passenger seat, and Kenworth TruckTech+ ® remote diagnostics.

“ T h i s w a s K e n w o r t h ’s f i f t h consecutive year of providing a new Kenworth truck to deliver ‘The People’s Tree’, and we couldn’t be more proud to have supported the event,” said Swihart. “We did not just move a tree, we celebrated tradition and kicked off the holiday season by transporting a tree specifically selected to stand tall outside the U.S. Capitol building. It’s why so many

people came out to view the tree along the route. It’s special.” Kenworth is The Driver’s Truck™. See what drivers are saying at www. Kenworth Truck Company is the manufacturer of The World’s Best® heavy and medium duty trucks. Kenworth’s Internet home page is at Kenworth is a PACCAR company.


On Thanksgiving Day, the Capitol Tree took part in the Ameren Thanksgiving Day Parade in St. Louis. From there, it went to Washington, D.C. and the Capitol building. A special tree lighting ceremony took place on December 5 and was hosted by the Architect of the Capitol, in conjunction with the U.S. Speaker of the House. January 2019   9

Tires & Wheels

By Jeffrey Parks, Managing Director, Retread Tire Association

Retreads FAQ


Short Q & A about Retreads. Q: How are retread tires manufactured? A: Well to start with, it helps to take a look at what the components are. First of all, a used tire casing is the starting point for all retreaded tires. These casings are bought and sold by reputable casing dealers worldwide, at market prices, and they are shipped to and from destinations all over the globe. The casings are analyzed by these casing dealers and graded for their age, condition, and retreadability. The basic steps are: Initial inspection to make sure the casing is acceptable, skiving or taking out any visible imperfection and patching those flaws with new gum rubber, buffing of the worn tread surface to prepare a clean surface to receive new tread rubber, shearography or electronic inspection of the inner components of the casing, tread preparation and rebuilding the tread surface, enveloping and vulcanization of the repaired tire to bond the new tread, and then final inspection including X-ray, another round of shearography and high-

pressure testing. This process, along with improved rubber chemistry and low rolling resistance tread designs, has led to longer lasting and more trouble-free retreads. Q: How can I benefit by purchasing retread tires? A: If you drive for a living, your pursuit of cost savings is one of your primary goals. The cost of a retreaded tire versus a brand new tire can be significantly lower. But often for motorists, the cost savings aren’t as apparent, as is the case when faced with a buying choice. Should you buy a lower cost, new Chinese tire, ones that have flooded the market and created very real competition for retreads? Or should you consider, not just purchasing any tire, but also supporting this retreading industry, the jobs that it creates, the opportunities it supports for growth and societal change, and the renewability that is part of our responsibility as consumers? Furthermore, by purchasing retreads, you are enabling the recycling of tires

in a big way. Retreading creates some incredible by-products that are well known and in use every day whether consumers see them or not. In addition, recycled tires that cannot be retreaded can be chopped and ground into scrap rubber, by separating the fibers and steel from the rubber scrap, and then reused in asphalt and roadway and drainage systems. So you can see that drivers are benefiting from retreads whether they are driving on them or not. Q: Are retread tires mostly used only by truckers? A: Approximately 15 million truck tire retreads are produced in the U.S. per year, and the trucking industry would certainly be considered the major consumer of retreaded tires. But when you consider the expense of larger tires, including aircraft tires, planes, OTR tires for construction, mining equipment and specialty uses, you can see easily that retreading is a huge benefit to those industries. As with even the smallest tire, once the tread on the surface has been worn down, the casing, sidewalls and body

of the tire, if undamaged, can and should be re-used as many times as safely as possible to get the biggest return from that tire investment. For truckers though, tires are the third most significant operating cost of a fleet, right after fuel costs and labor. There is next to nothing that you can do about the fuel and labor costs, but retreading brings the tire component cost down, and the bottom line way up.



Province’s Wide-based Single Tired Program Expanding


askatchewan is harmonizing its wide-base single tires (WBST) program with Ontario as part of a recent commitment between the provinces to improve internal trade. In addition, the program is being expanded and made permanent. Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe and Ontario Premier Doug Ford recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to work together to improve internal trade within Canada. The harmonization of the tire program will make shipments easier for trucking companies travelling between the two provinces.  It also has the additional benefit of curbing greenhouse gas emissions. “Our provinces are taking action to create a better trade environment in Canada that will result in real benefits to our key sectors and the people

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who do business in our provinces,” Trade and Export Development Minister Jeremy Harrison said. “This announcement is one of several initiatives the provinces are working on to enhance internal trade between Saskatchewan and Ontario.” “With thousands of trucks transporting goods in and out of the province, an increase in fuel economy reduces both shipping costs and carbon emissions,” Highways and Infrastructure Minister Lori Carr said. “This program shows that provinces can reduce internal barriers to trade and have a positive impact on the environment by working together.” This WBST program applies to all 12-month primary weight highways and allows permitted trucks to increase the weight on wide-based

single tires, 455 mm or wider, from 3,850 kg to 4,250 kg per tire. In the coming months, regulations will be amended to allow trucks to use the tires without permit. This change expands and makes permanent a pilot program that began in July 2017. The New Generation Wide-Base Tires are a single wide tire that replaces the traditional dual tires on commercial trucks. More than 60 per cent of what

Saskatchewan produces is shipped to more than 150 countries, making transportation an enabler of provincial growth and investment that generates billions of dollars in economic activity, supports jobs and stimulates trade development. Increasing the efficiency and environmental sustainability of these export connections help t o r e i n f o r c e S a s k a t c h e w a n ’s integration with a globally competitive marketplace.





he 800 million vehicles on today’s roads worldwide are fitted with 1.2 billion tires manufactured from over 10 million tonnes of natural rubber. And vehicle numbers are likely to double over the next quarter century. The transport sector is the main consumer of rubber - three-quarters of global production with the remainder destined primarily for the health sector. To ensure rubber is produced in a sustainable manner to help contribute to tomorrow’s sustainable mobility, it is vital for tire manufacturers to join forces. An industry-wide approach to production is possible as natural rubber lends itself particularly well to responsible and sustainable cultivation. As a  fully renewable natural resource,  rubber fits perfectly into a circular economic model. Rubber trees are also beneficial in terms of carbon storage, fixing twenty times more CO2  than most other plantation crops. And at the end of its rubber-producing lifetime (of around 30 years), a rubber tree can have a second life cycle as biomass or in furniture production. Rubber growing is highly  labour-intensive; it is estimated that the livelihood of some 6,000 households depend directly on it, with 20 million indirect jobs also supported. Plantation workers earn

an income all year round - except for a one-month wintering period - as the trees are tapped to collect latex every day. Promoting social and responsible natural rubber practices is therefore also a means to foster inclusive growth. In the move towards more sustainable practices, manufacturers have taken responsibility by engaging concrete measures. Some market players have made voluntary public commitments to adopt a responsible natural rubber policy. These include Michelin (2016), Pirelli (2017) and more recently Bridgestone (2018) and Goodyear (2018). The natural rubber producers undertake to fight deforestation, improve the living and working conditions of farmers and encourage best farming practices. Some carry out social and environmental audits of the main rubber suppliers or send agronomists to advise rubber growers on better farming practices. Increasing yield is a lever which can be harnessed to prevent more land being lost and to mitigate the risk of deforestation, as well as boosting income for rubber growers. Some rubber plantations in Côte d’Ivoire boast a yield per hectare of over 2.2 tonnes per year. Yet in Indonesia, the world’s second rubber producer, yields stand at half this figure. A number of factors can explain this disparity: soil preparation, choice of tree variety, density of plantations, quality of tapping

operations, organisation of harvesting and rubber production. Fostering best farming practices is one of the keys to upping yield per hectare. It would make a doubling of rubber production possible in a country like Indonesia without increasing the amount of cultivated land necessary and associated negative impacts on the environment. Since 2015, Michelin has been deploying an innovative tool called Rubberway. It is designed to map supply chain risks and identify best practices in the various regions concerned: Thailand, Indonesia, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana and Brazil. Of the millions of farmers dependent on rubber, 85% are smallholders. In fact, one single rubber processing factory can receive its rubber supply from as many as 10,000 different growers! The Rubberway tool consists of a questionnaire sent to direct suppliers and even smallholders by means of an app which makes it possible to reach further down the chain below Tier 1 suppliers and middlemen. The findings of these thousands of questionnaires will give an insight into farming conditions and practices in the plantations in various parts of the world and help us better tailor the farming assistance required. The  Tire Industry Project (TIP)  is an industry-led forum grouping the eleven tire manufacturers, which account for 65% of global tire production capacity. The launch of a global sustainable natural rubber platform was

announced at the World Rubber Summit in Colombo, Sri Lanka, in April. Its purpose is to continuously improve the natural rubber value chain. A diverse group of stakeholders are actively participating in the development of this initiative, including NGOs like the WWF, BirdLife International, FSC, Global Witness, Mighty Earth or Rainforest International. All these joint initiatives which benefit the agricultural sector are another step on the road to sustainable natural rubber. It is an ongoing challenge we are addressing - all together - with sustainable mobility for everyone on the horizon. Michelin is a member of the ITF’s Corporate Partnership Board (CPB): our platform for dialogue with business.



Registration Now Open for the 2019 Women with Drive Leadership Summit


ttawa, Ontario – Registration for Trucking HR Canada’s 2019 Women with Drive Leadership Summit has officially opened, promising new insights into strategies that can help attract, recruit and retain more women in the trucking industry. The fifth annual event will be held March 7, 2019, hosted at the Sheraton Toronto Airport Hotel and Conference Centre. In celebration of its fifth year, Trucking HR Canada is offering a special ‘Anniversary Rate’ for a limited time. This years’ theme, “Driving

Towards a Modern Workforce” will take a deeper dive in addressing the gender gap with discussions focused on the impacts of technology, innovation, and the changing workforce, exploring how we can better connect with the next generation of Canadian workers – including young women. The morning’s Women Talking Tech Panel will bring together a panel of female industry leaders on the cutting edge of the technologies that are rapidly changing our industry to find out how technology is driving us towards a modern and

more diverse workforce. New to the agenda this year is the Learning Highway, where attendees will be able to choose from a variety of mini breakout sessions that will facilitate knowledge transfers about different initiatives, best practices, approaches, and various helpful resources. “With women accounting for only 3% of drivers and technicians but accounting for 48% of Canada’s l a b o u r f o r c e, t h e r e c r u i t m e n t and retention of more women in trucking and logistics is a business issue fleets cannot overlook,” says

Angela Splinter, CEO of Trucking HR Canada. “The Women with Drive Leadership Summit puts the issue front and center; promotes the sharing of ideas, experiences, and leadership practices; and give us better tools and richer perspectives on the issue.” Now in its fifth year, the summit has emerged as a go-to event for anyone in the industry looking to learn more about the recruitment and retention of women. To reserve a seat at Women with Drive at our anniversary rate, and to learn more about sponsoring the event, visit


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MC Carrier Las Vegas

Kenworth T680s are a Sure Bet for Las Vegas-Based MC Carrier


as Vegas, Nevada – MC Carrier may roll out of Las Vegas, but they don’t gamble when it comes to reliability. Since 2012, MC Carrier has earned the respect of more than 600 satisfied customers who count on the company to transport everything from dry van loads and refrigerated goods to heavy equipment and hazardous materials. It hauls cargo that absolutely, positively has to be there as scheduled. And, according to MC Carrier President John Lupusor, “that’s why we rely so heavily on Kenworth.” The company’s recent order of 60 new T680s from Kenworth Sales Company – Las Vegas brings the MC Carrier fleet to 117 trucks. The company started with just two big trucks, driven by Lupusor and business partner Cristian Margineanu. Previously involved in the construction trade, a drop in housing starts and a slump in the local economy six years ago led the duo to look at the trucking industry as their new venture. As the business grew, they added more trucks and brought on many of their former construction employees to drive them. “Initially, we didn’t know much about trucking other than it was a way to make a living,” said Lupusor. “Because of our work ethic, and the commitment of our employees, we knew whatever the job was; we had a great chance to succeed.”

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The first trucks that Lupusor and Margineanu put on the road were purchased for as little upfront investment as possible. The used equipment may have seemed like a good deal at the time, but proved noisy and uncomfortable to operate. During a trip through the Midwest, Lupusor’s truck ended up on the side of the road. The company, to which he was contracted, offered a Kenworth truck as a temporary replacement so he could finish the delivery. Temporary wasn’t really temporary. Seventy-thousand miles later, what impressed Lupusor the most was the smooth ride. “I didn’t get tired driving the truck,” he said. The MC Carrier drivers now represent a wider mix of experience. For that reason, the fleet is also a mix – of manual and automated transmissions. With the latest orders, they’re moving to keep performance on a level playing field with 12-speed automated transmissions coupled with 500-hp engines. Lupusor estimated his Kenworth T680s equipped with the automated transmission can best some of the manuals by up to one mile per gallon. For a growing company, where the T680 really wins out is in driver satisfaction, Lupusor noted. With the driver in mind, each of the fleet’s T680s are equipped with extendable TV wall mount, 1,800-watt power inverter and 120-volt outlets, large capacity

From right are MC Carrier President John Lupusor and business partner Cristian Margineanu with one of their Kenworth T680s. drawer-style refrigerator/freezer, upper storage unit that includes a tiedown to accommodate a microwave, and a work table that swivels for easy access from bunk or passenger seat. “We cater to our drivers and give them the best equipment,” Lupusor said. “They appreciate every little thing that you can provide so they can do their job more easily, and ultimately they perform better.” The plan is to eventually upgrade to all Kenworths, so that they will have a uniform fleet. “It’s easier for the drivers should they have to switch from one truck to another; and more convenient and cost effective for our mechanics to only work on one product,” said Lupusor. Every load is important, but some are more pressing than others. When MC Carrier is hauling packages for Amazon from the e-commerce giant’s Las Vegas warehouse to fulfillment centers in Nevada, Utah, California and Arizona, they are given specific pickup and delivery schedules. It doesn’t matter if a driver misses a window by one minute or one hour – late is late. Not hitting the mark can result in fewer trucks being requested or termination of the contract.

“We’re confident in the performance of our Kenworth T680s. We know that they will do the job and make the pickup and delivery on time,” Lupusor said. Hazmat loads represent a similar need for dependability. “You can’t be stopped along the highway where the freight might present a danger to the public,” Lupusor stressed. “Kenworth’s demonstrated reputation for reliability provides us, and our drivers, the assurance that asset that there are minimal chances for mechanical failures.” Working with A.J. Rowe at Kenworth Sales Company – Las Vegas, Lupusor and Margineanu were able to tour the Kenworth factory in Chillicothe, Ohio. They witnessed the build process involved in manufacturing a Kenworth T680 tractor. The pair was especially impressed with the precision that goes into assembling the cab structure. “Kenworth really knows what they are doing,” Lupusor concluded. “Having trucks like the T680 is a big part of what makes our drivers and company successful. Kenworth provides the quality equipment that gives confidence to our drivers and customers.” Kenworth is The Driver’s Truck™. See what drivers are saying at www.


Special Report:

By Marek Krasuski

Assessing the Cost-Benefit Ratio of Infrastructure Development


wenty years in the making, a substantial bypass in the City of Greater Sudbury will finally near completion by the end of this year. In fact construction crews and city officials can already drive the 11 kilometer new road from its eastern point at Barry Downe Road to its most westerly at College Boreal, providing a more direct route to smaller communities (still within city limits) west of Sudbury proper. The Maley Drive infrastructure will include extending the existing Maley Drive, a roundabout in front of College Boreal, an interchange at Notre Dame Avenue close to the Boreal roundabout, and another roundabout at Barry Downe Road at the eastern end of the highway. The Maley Drive Extension has been a bone of contention for many years with naysayers complaining the cost is too prohibitive for the benefits it will yield. Proponents of the project disagree, citing the easing of traffic congestion on existing corridors and the redirection of big trucks onto the new corridor which currently slows down traffic, particularly during peak pre and post work hours. The first 11 kilometer stretch from Falconbridge Highway to the College is projected to cost $80 million from inception to completion. Expenditures are to be divided equally between the three levels of government - Federal, Provincial, Municipal. Opposition to the project comes from several sources. There are complaints from the environmental community who deride the removal of countless trees and the displacement of the many creatures that used to inhabit them. Sensitive to the impact on the environment, authorities are doing their best to mitigate damage. For example, the highway will cross some marshes and a pond so as to preserve the natural habitats. Residents in the neighbourhoods close to the highway extension, normally the beneficiaries of a tranquil environment thanks to the adjoining bush lands, will in a few months have to adjust to the flow of continuous traffic once the highway opens at the end of 2019. Sound berms will be installed to reduce noise levels. Still

others complain that Development Charges will increase to developers for new subdivisions and malls in order to pay for capital costs such as libraries, waste treatment plants, etc. Some claim the development charges, which will be passed on to the homebuyer, will increase over $2,000 for a semi-detached home. Proponents of the project cite the many advantages the Extension will provide. Fully half of ore mined in Ontario finds its way across Greater Sudbury’s road network. The Extension will relieve most of the stress from heavy ore trucks currently driving on city streets, namely Lasalle Blvd. and The Kingsway, parallel streets south of the new Bypass. Upon completion of the Extension commercial drivers will make their deliveries by skirting the north end of the city uninterrupted by city streets and traffic lights. Commuters, too, will save time and fuel getting to and from work. In addition, the Project is projected to save about 457,000 vehicle hours per year for passenger drivers and 50,800 vehicle hours for commercial trucks, accumulating savings of $11.1 million annually. Annual expenses, by contrast, are predicted to be $170,000 for maintenance and operating costs. The Bypass will also relieve stress on the two existing corridors, Lasalle Blvd. and The Kingsway, saving costs on the wear and tear of those arteries and freeing up traffic as many vehicles will be diverted to the new Extension. According to a cost benefit analysis by the City of Greater Sudbury, the Extension will have a net economic value of $135 million to the year 2048. The Extension is predicted to be a boom to the commercial transportation industry. City officials remarked that the mining sector will look favourably on Sudbury, a community already entrenched with a dominant mining presence, owing to the substantial infrastructure developments underway. Currently, slurry, ore and other heavy duty trucks have to take a circuitous, and often heavily congested, route from one mining site to another. The Extension will provide a more direct and faster way.

Last year crews began clearing a road corridor through the bush to build the main section of the road. The work schedule has been aggressive in order to complete the project on time. A big part of this undertaking was blasting out rocky hills and using loaders to transport the rock aggregate from demolition sites to other areas that need fill such as swampy areas. This phase took place under tight timelines in order to comply with laws protecting migrating birds. Clearing trees and blasting the earth below had to be competed between the months of

deferred to the second development phase. Development has not been without its problems. In addition to arguments from detractors of the project, residents near construction sites have complained that rocks, some weighing as much as 40 pounds, have rained down into neighbouring backyards during blasting. No injuries were sustained, and corrective measures were to taken to prevent a reoccurrence. With thousands of vehicles being removed from Lasalle Boulevard each day and rerouted onto the new

October and April. As of last summer over one million tonnes had been blasted, hauled and spread out as rock bed. To date the extension project is running a surplus, about $4 million. This is due largely to competitive bids from construction companies responsible for the blasting and building of the highway. Earthwork contracts have been very competitive for the northeastern Ontario market, resulting in lower than expected costs. Anticipated costs of utilities relocation have also come in under budget. These savings could accelerate the doubling of a section of the bypass on Maley Drive running from Barry Downe to Lansing Avenue. Otherwise, the four laning would be

Extension, the City is looking to transform the Lasalle corridor into a roadway suitable for other groups, making it a more pedestrian/cycling friendly roadway. Development always comes at a price - to budgets, the environment, the residents who are directly affected. But by and large the overriding benefits make a compelling case for the Project’s feasibility. The Maley Drive Extension will reduce travel times and fuel consumption, saving Sudbury drivers 1,500,000 liters of fuel, according to City reports. The project will prevent over 3,500 tonnes of emissions each year, resulting in an impact equivalent to the planting of 90,000 tree seedlings over a 10 year period.


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International Truck Launches International® CV™ Series New Class 4/5 Truck Offers True Commercial-Grade Option for Growing Businesses


hicago, Illinois – International Tr u c k h a s l a u n c h e d t h e International ® CV ™   Series, the only Class 4/5 truck that is designed, distributed and supported by a manufacturer specializing in commercial vehicles. “When a start-up business moves to the scale-up stage, the International CV Series provides a truck that will take their business to the next level,” said  Michael Cancelliere, Navistar’s President, Truck and Parts. “We’ve designed, built and tested the CV Series to deliver the commercial-grade power, reliability and practicality that growing businesses require, along with the comfort, safety features and easy drivability that drivers appreciate. And we are backing it up with the expertise of the International dealer network, the only network in this category 100 percent dedicated to commercial vehicles.”

F o r f a s t e r, m o r e c o n v e n i e n t service, the CV Series includes a commercial-style forward-tilting hood, which provides easy access to the engine and to routine maintenance points. Under that hood is the powerful International 6.6-liter, 350-horsepower engine with 700 lb.-ft. of torque. Equipped with that engine and two Allison transmission options, the CV is capable of handling up to a maximum GCWR of 37,500 lbs. The CV Series is also proven rugged: like all International commercial trucks, it was tested in extreme environments, including 40 degrees below zero Fahrenheit in Fairbanks, Alaska  and 115 degrees Fahrenheit in  Apache, Arizona, as well as high-altitude testing at 12,000 feet in Loveland Pass, Colorado. “The CV Series features a long list of heavy-duty details that would only be found on a truck designed

COMMERCIAL-GRADE DESIGN, HEAVY-DUTY DETAILS The CV Series’ commitment to support growing businesses is reflected in the vehicle’s many commercial-grade features, starting with a gear-driven transfer case, a high-strength, low-alloy steel frame rail and the industry’s only painted chassis for enhanced longevity and corrosion resistance.

by commercial truck engineers,” said David Majors, Navistar Vice President, Product Development. “Our engineers had one mission: to create the toughest, most capable, most upfit-friendly Class 4 and 5 trucks to be found at any work site.” FIT TO BE UPFITTED Consistent with the CV Series’ commercial-grade toughness is its ability to accommodate the wide

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range of specialized body types that growing businesses need. Straight frame rails with no rivets on the top flange provide a clean area from cab to axle, making it easy to mount bodies for virtually any commercial-grade application. Like other International trucks, the CV Series is outfitted with HuckBolt ® chassis fasteners that provide consistently superior clamping force without re-torqueing and won’t come loose even in extreme environments. Accommodating the configuration options required by different bodies, the CV Series offers a dual battery box mounted under the cab. The CV Series also includes multiple fuel tank options, optional exhaust outlets to suit the vocation and body, and multiple wheelbase options that can suit almost any application. CV Series customers also have access to the same Truck Specialty Center expertise as all International customers. At these centers, which are fully owned and operated by International Truck, experts provide quick, efficient and cost-effective custom engineering solutions. “The CV Series is the only truck in the segment that can take advantage of this level of customization,” Cancelliere said. “No one has more experience at body integration than International Truck.” COMMERCIAL EXPERTISE BEYOND THE NORM Building on the CV Series’ commercial pedigree is the International dealer network’s commercial expertise, which offers critical service and support for a growing business. The network’s dealership salespersons specialize in commercial transportation sales and spec’ing, making it easy for a customer to pick the configuration and specs that are right for any vocational application. In addition, I n t e r n a t i o n a l ’s A p p l i c a t i o n Engineering Team offers access to vocational engineering experts who can help customers design a custom configuration geared to their application. Expert service is assured through the International dealer network,

which is the industry’s largest, with more dedicated commercial truck bays than are offered by any competitor in the segment. Service is also backed by a commercial-grade parts network where 98 percent of parts are available through either dealer inventory or International’s highly efficient network of parts distribution centers. The International dealer network’s more than 700 service locations f e atu r e m o r e th an 7,600 AS E certified commercial diesel-trained technicians in the U.S. and more than 1,900 in Canada – a critical advantage over automotive-based service networks. “Our network is committed to providing the expertise needed to keep your business moving,” said Cancelliere. “No matter the location, if a customer needs service, help is likely to be nearby.” DRIVERFIRST ™ PHILOSOPHY FOR AUTOMOTIVE-LIKE COMFORT On top of its commercial-grade ruggedness and configurability, the CV Series also delivers the comfort, safety features and easy drivability that customers have come to associate with the International DriverFirst™ philosophy. The truck offers automotive-like comfort, featuring premium interior finishes and outstanding driver ergonomics. Multiple infotainment options are available, including an 8-inch color touch screen with navigation and, for the first time in an International truck, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Added comfort is offered by the segment’s only optional air ride suspension with an engine-mounted compressor, which can be used to adjust height and provide a smooth ride for cargo protection and crew comfort. “The CV Series has been compared to a field office with perks,” Cancelliere said. “Our philosophy is that driver comfort is critical to get the job done smoothly and efficiently, and the CV Series brings that philosophy to life.” For more information on the CV Series or to locate a dealer, visit CVSeriesMedia.


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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 302 or email at Visit us online at ACCOUNTING, TAX & BOOKKEEPING

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



CROSS BORDER SERVICES 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


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: 905.821.1050 Fax: 905.858.0597


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



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

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) ONTARIO

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


IMVR – IRIS “Your Goals Are Our Priority.” FLO COMPONENTS LTD. “For Total Lube Solutions, Go With the FLO!”

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

ITR CANADA INC. 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

4654 Ontario Street Beamsville, ON L0R 1B4 Toll Free: 855.224.iMVR (4687) Tel: 289.260.2820 Fax: 905.670.3436



••• KEE HUMAN RESOURCES “Your Goals Are Our Priority.”

S.E.T.I. Inc. Service, Experience, Technology, Innovation! 5314 Trafalgar Road Milton, ON L9E 0Y8 Tel: 905.878.7161 or


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

6950 Kenderry Gate Mississauga, ON L5T 2S7 Toll Free: 877.670.3426 Tel: 905.670.3426 Fax: 905.670.3436


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, mini-decks, 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


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


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




PAT’S DRIVELINE “Over 35 years of Driveshaft Manufacturing Expertise” WILSON INSTRUMENTS LTD. The Anti-Idling Experts 43 Crowe Bay Heights, RR 2 Campbellford, ON K0L 1L0 Tel: 705.653.2403 Fax: 705.653.5560

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14715-116th Avenue Edmonton, AB T5M 3E8 Toll Free: 800.661.8826 Tel: 780.453.5105 Fax: 780.452.3555

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

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





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 or


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


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


174 West Street South, 2nd Floor Orillia, ON L3V 6L4 Toll Free: 866.531.2615 Toll Free Fax: 866.531.2651


BEKA-LUBE PRODUCTS INC. “Providing a selection of hand-held grease guns from the world-leading MATO application hardware. It delivers safe, reliable and environmentally-friendly handling of lubricants. Operators are able to apply grease precisely to the zerks or surfaces, but without the residual mess long associated with the lubricating process.” 2830 Argentia Road, Unit 9 Mississauga, ON L5N 8G4 Toll Free: 888.862.7461 Tel: 905.821.1050 Fax: 905.858.0597


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1-141 Commercial Drive Calgary, AB T3Z 2A7 Tel: 587.483.2630 Fax: 800.939.2305 EASTERN CANADA

6600 route Transcanadienne bureau 610 Pointe-Claire, QC H9R 4S2 Toll Free: 888.694.8721 Fax: 514.694.4411

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: London:



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


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 or

CATALYS LUBRICANTS 7483, Progress Way Delta BC V4G 1E7 Toll Free: 855.946.4226 Tel: 604.946.4226 Fax: 604.946.1499



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

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


GREASE GUNS “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.”

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

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

JONES DESLAURIERS INSURANCE MANAGEMENT INC. Transportation Insurance Broker/Advisor™ 2375 Skymark Avenue Mississauga, ON L4W 4Y6 Toll Free: 877.232.9996 Tel: 416.240.5695 Fax: 416.259.7178


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



CREVIER LUBRICANTS 2320, rue de a Métropole Longueuil, QC J4G 1E6 Toll Free: 800.363.0590 Tel: 450.679.8866 Fax: 450.679.5818

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


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



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

FLEET-TAX SERVICES INC. 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

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PERMITS & SERVICES C.U.T.C. INC. Serving the Transportation industry since 1989. 1295 Crois Carol Laval, QC H7W 1G3 Toll Free: 866.927.8294 Tel: 450.687.8294 Fax: 450.687.6963



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


KROWN CORPORATE “Krown offers a superior line of rust inhibiting products and body maintenance programs to help keep your trucks on the road.” 35 Magnum Drive Schomberg, ON L0G 1T0 Toll Free: 800.267.5744 Tel: 905.939.8750 Fax: 905.939.8710


KEE TRAINING ACADEMY “Your Goals Are Our Priority.” 6950 Kenderry Gate Mississauga, ON L5T 2S7 Toll Free: 877.670.3426 Tel: 905.670.3426 Fax: 905.670.3436

TRUCK & TRAILER REPAIRS FLO COMPONENTS LTD. 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 Components by:

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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


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


ABRAMS TOWING “Service Across Ontario” 24 Hour Heavy Towing Toll Free: 888.667.5438 Tel: 416.398.9474

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CALGARY 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

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



EDMONTON FORT GARRY INDUSTRIES 16230-118th Avenue NW Edmonton, AB T5V 1C6 Toll Free: 800.663.9366 Tel: 780.447.4422 Fax: 780.447.3289 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 LLOYDMINSTER FORT GARRY INDUSTRIES 5701-63rd Avenue Lloydminster, AB T9V 3B8 Toll Free: 800.661.9709 Tel: 780.875.9115 Fax: 780.875.1403 RED DEER FORT GARRY INDUSTRIES 170 Queens Drive Red Deer, AB T4P 0R5 Toll Free: 866.297.0022 Tel: 403.343.1383 Fax: 403.347.8275 MANITOBA





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

Fort Garry Industries 3426 Faithfull Avenue Saskatoon, SK S7K 8H1 Toll Free: 800.772.4599 Tel: 306.242.3465 Fax: 306.933.4850


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


1440 Highland Avenue Brandon, MB R7C 1A7 Toll Free: 866.883.6120 Tel: 204.571.5980 Fax: 204.571.5982 WINNIPEG FORT GARRY INDUSTRIES 2525 Inkster Blvd. Winnipeg, MB R2R 2Y4 Toll Free: 800.282.8044 Tel: 204.632.8261 Fax: 204.956.1786 ONTARIO

MISSISSAUGA FORT GARRY INDUSTRIES 731 Gana Court Mississauga, ON L5S 1P2 Toll Free: 888.456.6567 Tel: 905.564.5404 Fax: 905.564.8455 SUDBURY FORT GARRY INDUSTRIES C-112 Fielding Road Lively, ON P3Y 1L5 Toll Free: 866.328.7725 Tel: 705.222.1042 THUNDER BAY 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

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


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


FORT GARRY INDUSTRIES Sales and NSM certified installation of snow plows, sanders, mixers, dump bodies and more.




GERRY’S TRUCK CENTRE 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


“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



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

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


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


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


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


Servicing Truck, RV, Oilfield, Highway, Bus, Construction Automatic & Powershift Transmissions as well as Chelsea PTO Sales & Service 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


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

AWASH (ECOWASH) SYSTEMS CORP. Portable Automated Truck Wash Systems including Battery & Electric versions, customized to your requirements. We are the OEM.

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


19 Community Avenue Hamilton, ON L8E 2X9

Unit 5, 191 Henri Dunant Street



Moncton, NB E1E 1E4

6405 Inducon Drive East Sanborn, NY, USA 14132 Toll Free: 800.265.7405 Tel: 905.662.2662 Fax: 888.407.9498

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



Toll Free: 844.701.GEAR (4327) Tel: 506.855.GEAR (4327) Fax: 506.859.GEAR (4327)

MISSISSAUGA Mississauga, ON L5T 1V1 Toll Free: 844.564.8998 Tel: 905.564.8998




#3, 7337 Pacific Circle

Allied Transmissions Ltd. is an authorized Allison dealer who is committed to providing the highest standard of service.


Fax: 905.564.6284

COMPASS VEHICLE DELIVERY INC. All types of vehicles delivered across Canada. We specialize in fleet relocation. P.O. Box 265 Stn. Main 4-996 County Road 40 Trenton, ON K8V 5R5 Tel: 613.392.9676 Fax: 613.392.8730

235149 Ryan Road S.E. Calgary, AB T1X 0K1 Toll Free: 888.232.2203 Tel: 403.279.9505 Fax: 403.279.7362 Authorized Allison Dealer


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 quality 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

Your Complete Driveline Service Center. Authorized Allison Overhaul & Maintenance Dealer. Large Inventory of the Most Popular Clutches, Transmissions & Differentials. Factory-Trained Rebuilders & 9 Service Bays. 13 Anderson Blvd. Stouffville, ON L4A 7X4 Toll Free: 888.297.0682 Tel: 905.642.4556 Fax: 905.642.2293

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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 CALGARY TRACTION CALGARY Calgary Heavy Truck & Collision 7404 44th Street SE Calgary, AB T2C 3G7 Tel: 403.279.2870 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 Ave. 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 Av., 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 MEDICINE HAT 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 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 KELOWNA 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 SURREY TRACTION SURREY Trailine Trailer Parts Ltd. 10304 - 120th Street Surrey, BC V3V 4G1 Tel: 604.582.4888

TERRACE TRACTION TERRACE BOW VALLEY MACHINE 5107 Keith Avenue Terrace, BC V8G 1K8 Tel: 250.638.0099 VANDERHOOF TRACTION VANDERHOOF P & H Supplies Ltd. 279 1st Street East Vanderhoof, BC, V0J 3A0 Tel: 250.567.9266 WILLIAMS LAKE TRACTION WILLIAMS LAKE W.L. Forestry Supplies Ltd. 675 North Mackenzie Avenue Williams Lake, BC V2G 1N9 Tel: 250.392.6699

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 Swift Current Brake & Drive Ltd. 1511 Cheadle Street West Swift Current, SK S9H 5G4 Tel: 306.773.7293 TISDALE TRACTION TISDALE Unified Auto Parts Inc. 911 101st Avenue Tisdale, SK S0E 1T0 Tel: 306.873.2131 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

BRITISH COLUMBIA 100 MILE HOUSE TRACTION 100 MILE HOUSE Total Parts Express Ltd. 260 Exeter Road 100 Mile House, BC V0K 2E0 Tel: 250.395.2277 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

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 MELFORT TRACTION MELFORT Unified Auto Parts Inc. 990 Hwy 6 South Melfort, SK S0E 1A0 Tel: 306.752.9308 MOOSE JAW TRACTION MOOSE JAW Golden West Trailer & Equipment Ltd. 1802 Stadacona Street West Moose Jaw, SK S6H 4N8 Tel: 306.692.7402

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


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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 TRUCKPRO CALGARY Calgary Heavy Truck & Collision 7404 44th Street SE Calgary, AB T2C 3G7 Tel: 403.287.6888 DRUMHELLER TRUCKPRO DRUMHELLER Drum Diesel 901 South Railway Ave., Bay 13 Drumheller, AB T0J 0Y0 Tel: 403.823.7966 EDMONTON NORTH WEST TRUCKPRO EDMONTON NW Truck Zone Inc. 15816 - 111th Ave. North West Edmonton, AB T5M 2R8 Tel: 780.451.0225

FORT MACLEOD TRUCKPRO FORT MACLEOD MoBoot’s Ag Mechanics Ltd. 112 - 12th 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

KAMLOOPS TRUCKPRO KAMLOOPS Premium Truck & Trailer 1875 Kryczka Place Kamloops, BC V1S 1S4 Tel: 250.374.3100 KELOWNA TRUCKPRO KELOWNA Central Valley Truck Services Ltd. 105 Adams Road Kelowna, BC V1X 7R1 Tel: 250.765.7738 NANAIMO 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

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 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

REGINA TRUCKPRO REGINA (9TH AVE.) Frame & Wheel Alignment Co. (1988) Ltd. 805 - 9th Avenue Regina, SK S4N 7P4 Tel: 306.569.2350 SASKATOON TRUCKPRO SASKATOON NE A-Line Frame & Alignment Services Ltd. 3246 Millar Avenue Saskatoon, SK S7K 5Y2 Tel: 306.931.6612 SWIFT CURRENT TRUCKPRO SWIFT CURRENT Finning Canada 2635 North Service Road West Swift Current, SK S9H 5L4 Tel: 306.773.3240 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

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

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

ONTARIO DRYDEN TRUCKPRO DRYDEN Webb Truck Repair Inc. 16677 Hwy 17 West Dryden, ON P8N 2Y7 Tel: 807.937.4444 SASKATCHEWAN MOOSE JAW TRUCKPRO MOOSE JAW Golden West Trailer & Equipment Ltd. 1802 Stadacona Street West Moose Jaw, SK S6H 4N8 Tel: 306.692.7402

YUKON WHITEHORSE TRUCKPRO WHITEHORSE Kulan Mechanical 7 Laberge Road Whitehorse, YK Y1A 5Z3 Tel: 867.393.4581


OTA Salutes Outgoing Road Knights; Nominations Open for 2019-2020 Team


he trucking industry had the opportunity to recognize a special group of professional truck drivers at OTA’s annual Executive Conference in November. The OTA Road Knights are a group of professional drivers that serve as ambassadors for our industry and play a key role in enhancing the public’s understanding of the critical role played by the trucking industry, and the numerous careers that the industry offers. Speaking on behalf of the outgoing Road Knights team, Louis Carette from the Kriska Group of Companies spoke about his experiences in the Road Knights program: “It was a fantastic experience and being able to speak to new or soon to be new drivers about potentially lifesaving information, really made

me feel like I was making a difference in safety on our roads,” he told attendees. The Road Knights step out of the cab once or twice a month to speak with the media and community groups, and emphasize the importance of safety, professionalism and courtesy on the road. Louis looks back fondly on some of the experiences he’s had over the last two years, and encouraged other companies to get their drivers involved in the program: “To the companies who never thought about nominating a driver for the program…I remember seeing a truck on the road with a Road Knights logo on it, and thinking there’s a company that’s invested in safety, there’s a company that goes the extra mile and cares about their drivers. This program is so much more than simply

being behind the wheel of a truck.” Have you groomed a driver in your ranks that can follow in Louis’s and the rest of the Road Knight Team’s footsteps? Now is your chance to support the industry and reward a worthy driver, by nominating a Road Knight for the 2019-2020 team. Ontario-based drivers employed by an OTA member carrier, with a first-class driving record, are eligible to be nominated for this prestigious honour. We’re looking for drivers with a solid record of safe driving, passion for the industry and a keen enthusiasm for the job. If that fits your driver’s description, please consider nominating them today. To nominate a worthy driver for this honour, just fill out our online nomination form  by February 1st, 2019. The selection process will be

held during the first week of March 2019. For more details about the program or the nomination process you can get in touch with Hina Brinkworth at 416.249.7401 ext. 234 or hina.  for more information. OTA would like to congratulate the 2017-2018 team: Sylvain Binette, Kriska Group of Companies Louis Carette, Kriska Group of Companies John Giunta, Polaris Transportation Group Brent Mater, Zavcor Trucking Limited Jeff Stocker, Spring Creek Carriers Inc. Henry Wilks, Double D Transport.


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WIT 2018 December Member of the Month


lover, Wisconsin – Women I n Tr u c k i n g A s s o c i a t i o n (WIT) has announced Bonnie Supan as its 2018 December Member of the Month. Bonnie is the Vice President of Finance and Ope cruciform polyethylene or polypropylene brushes rations for Brenny Transportation, Inc. / Brenny Specialized, Inc. in Saint Joseph, Minnesota. As a child, her father would bring home big trucks from work and she loved how big they were and was very impressed with them at a young age. When the opportunity came up for a position at a trucking company she thought it was perfect. Her plan was to work in the office for a while and eventually become a truck driver. The path to drive trucks changed when she realized how much she could help people working behind the scenes in trucking. She started her trucking career

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filing, doing some computer work and looking up miles for loads from the atlas. She sat on the floor with the big atlas and others in the office would give her a sheet of paper that had the origin and destination and she had to get the miles, there was no such thing as a computer system to run the miles like we have now. Eventually, she moved into dispatch where she could help drivers get from point A to point B. Bonnie said, “I formed a lot of friends and some I still keep in contact with. I could see the world by living through the travels of the drivers. I could see the many different job sites by asking the drivers what it was like there. I would ask our customers questions to know what the product was going to be used for. I figured out I am helping the country grow – what a great feeling!” Bonnie worked for Joyce Brenny at a trucking company for two years when Joyce decided to open her own trucking company. There was no

question that Bonnie would go with her, as Joyce is the one that taught and coached her. “I believed in her and had no doubt in my mind that this move was the best thing for me and my future career in trucking,” said Bonnie. When she started her career at Brenny, there was just a few of them so you had to do it all – there was no other option than to be successful! From dispatching, finding trucks, customer service, negotiating rates, cleaning the office, IT, dealing with phone issues and from time to time getting in the truck to do a short ride along to the cities, and she enjoyed the opportunity getting in the truck! After years of hard work she was promoted to Team Lead, then to General Manager and just recently promoted to Vice President. The promotions did not come easily. They came with challenges along the way, personally and professionally. All of which she says she is thankful for, as they have made her into the strong woman she is today. Bonnie’s expanded knowledge gained through completing the PDC as well as her leadership and mentoring contributed her promotion. “The WIT Professional Development Certification was just what we were looking for to help educate our up and coming Transportation Professionals! The program is both affordable

and touches on many topics that spoke both to our company culture, as well as to expand our team members’ transportation knowledge. We are very excited that WIT has taken the lead in developing such a usable transportation educational tool!” said Joyce Sauer Brenny, CEO Brenny Transportation, Inc. / Brenny Specialized, Inc. Bonnie has been with Brenny Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n , I n c . / B r e n n y Specialized, Inc. since 1996. She has been recognized in the trucking industry for the Among Women B u s i n e s s R e c o g n i t i o n Aw a r d , Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n I n t e r m e d i a r i e s Association Certified Broker, Minnesota Trucking Association Outstanding Service Award and Women In Trucking Professional Development Course. Some of the Brenny recognitions that Bonnie has been a part of include eight years of hitting their yearly goals to earn a team building retreat, five years of being named A Top Workplace, MN Business Ethics Award, two Great West Platinum Safety Awards, Greater St. Cloud Development Innovation Award and Women in Trucking Top Company for Women to Work For. Within her new position of V.P., Bonnie hopes to mentor and inspire more women to become leaders within the trucking industry.


Healthy Trucker

By Andrea Morley

Ditching Soda in the New Year


h yes, it’s that time of year! Gyms are filling up with people ready to get fit, and everyone is asking what your New Year’s Resolution is. I’m not here to make you set one, or to force you to do a completely 180 degree lifestyle change, but I do want to talk about something that really doesn’t need to be a part of your life in 2019…and that’s pop. Pop is slowly making its way out of people’s lives, but some still enjoy indulging in at least one can of their favorite flavor per day, including many of the drivers I talk to. But what cost does that seemingly innocent single can per day come at? For some, it can be one of the final barriers keeping them from having healthy blood sugar readings, or the one thing that’s preventing them from dropping that final 5-10 pounds. You see, it’s not what we consume

on occasion that is making us unhealthy, it’s the things we consume every single day, or several times per week. It’s that unhealthy consistency that makes our bodies weaker and unable to function properly, which means that just by removing that consistent, unhealthy behavior, your health can drastically change. So what makes pop so bad, after all? Well, let’s start by discussing the fact that not a single ingredient in a can of the most popular brand of soda is a naturally occurring food; carbonated water, sugar, color, phosphoric acid, natural flavor, and caffeine, are all heavily processed, harmful ingredients with zero nutritional value. That’s right, even the

carbonated water and natural flavor are unhealthy, although their names are deceivingly-innocent sounding. We haven’t even talked about the sugar content, which weighs in at about 35g per can, or 9 teaspoons. Ever think about stirring 9 teaspoons of white sugar into a glass of water, adding food coloring, and drinking it? Sounds crazy when you put it that way, doesn’t it? But somehow drinking it in this form has become a norm. I won’t get too far into the health issues that can arise from consistent pop drinking, but at the top of the list we see links between soda and obesity, blood sugar issues (contributing to diabetes), loss of bone density, tooth

decay, heart disease, cancer, and several more. Ready to kick the can to the curb in 2019? Now is the time! You may wish to cut back slowly, or stop cold-turkey; either way, you’ll need to be committed and consistent. For some, they find it helpful to switch to clear pop for a couple of weeks, then to flavored soda water, then water with fruit. For others, switching right to water works perfect. Drinking it becomes habitual, so you’ll want to make sure you have water on hand at all times, especially if you find yourself with some pretty intense cravings or even headaches, depending on how much pop you’ve been drinking. Don’t let pop hold you back from getting healthier in 2019 - there should be no place for it in your daily diet, so join the thousands of other drivers who have cut it out, and feel great as a result!


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Leading Trailer Leasing Company’s New Facilities


oronto, Ontario – Train Trailer, a national trailer leasing, rental and maintenance company, is pleased to announce its new and expanded head office location in Bolton, Ontario and the recent moves of its Alberta and Quebec facilities. All three relocations increase workshop capacity, allowing Train Trailer to expand its service offerings in the

Greater Toronto Area, Montreal and Calgary regions. Located at 9601 Hwy 50, in Bolton, Ontario, the new head office is situated in the heart of an emerging transportation and distribution hub and boasts a repair shop that is three times larger than its previous Mississauga location. The expanded space includes 18 service bays and doubles

the amount of technical and maintenance staff. The Alberta location was moved to a larger, more centrally located facility at 5500 Dufferin Blvd. SE, Calgary, Alberta, increasing workshop capability and doubling the number of service bays from four to eight. The number of mechanical staff tripled with a second work shift added to speed up repair

and maintenance times. To be closer to Montreal, the Dorval location was moved to 1111 Boulevard Pitfield, Saint-Laurent, Quebec. While the previous facility had no workshop, the new Pitfield location is home to three bays and a maintenance team of six. For more information, please visit


New National Account Manager


oronto, Ontario – Train Trailer, a leading national trailer leasing, rental and maintenance company, recently announced that

James Currier has been promoted to National Account Manager. Reporting to Train Trailer’s President Rick Kloepfer, Currier will oversee the company’s sales team and assist in managing major national accounts from its new head office in Bolton, Ontario. For the past two years, Currier has served as Senior Account Manager on Train Trailer’s sales team, ensuring his customers maximized their growth and increased their efficiency. He brings to the role a passion for analytics and a consultative nature. Prior to joining Train Trailer, Currier got his start in equipment finance and leasing in 2012, supporting medium-duty truck fleets in Vancou-



A Abrams Towing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Eastern Accutrac Capital Solutions Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

B Bryson & Assoc. Insurance Brokers Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Eastern BTC Express. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Eastern

C C.U.T.C. Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

D Dieter’s Metal Fabricating Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32

E Empire Transportation Services Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Eastern

F Fleet-Tax Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Eastern

H HWT Limited . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Western

I International Truckload Services Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Eastern

J J D Factors Corporation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1, 3

K Kelsey Trail Trucking Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Eastern Kindersley Transport Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Eastern

T Texis Truck Exhaust . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Eastern The Gear Centre Group. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 The Rosedale Group. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22, 29 Traction Truck Parts & TruckPro . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

V Volvo Trucks Canada. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2, 31

W Wilson Truck Lines. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Eastern 24    January 2019

ver, British Columbia. After moving back to Ontario in 2015, his career progressed quickly in the equipment finance space, where he worked with

a brokerage to finance equipment acquisitions for mid-market customers in transportation, construction and manufacturing.


Fleet & Customer Base Increase


ontreal, Quebec, Train Trailer is pleased to announce that it has purchased the assets and customers of Annexus Leasing in Montreal. The purchase will be immediately integrated into Train Trailer’s existing operation at 1111 Pitfield, Montreal. According to Rick Kloepfer, President Train Trailer, “This is just one of many initiatives we are taking to expand our capacity, coverage and

overall footprint in the trailer leasing, rental and service market. Adding 300 container chassis will greatly add capacity for new and old customers alike. Our existing customer service team is top notch at our Pitfield location. We only need a brief time period to transition the additional assets and customers fully into Train Trailer.” For more information, please visit their website at www.traintrailer. com.





EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES BTC Express. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Eastern Empire Transportation Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Eastern HWT Limited . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Western International Truckload Services Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Eastern Kelsey Trail Trucking Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Eastern Kindersley Transport Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Eastern The Rosedale Group. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22, 29 Wilson Truck Lines. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Eastern FACTORING & FINANCE Accutrac Capital Solutions Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 J D Factors Corporation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1, 3 INSURANCE BROKERS Bryson & Assoc. Insurance Brokers Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Eastern PERMITS & WAIVERS C.U.T.C. Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Fleet-Tax Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Eastern TOWING Abrams Towing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Eastern TRUCK & TRAILER REPAIRS TruckPro. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 TRUCK ACCESSORIES Dieter’s Metal Fabricating Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Traction Truck Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 TRUCK EXHAUST SALES & SERVICE Texis Truck Exhaust . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Eastern TRUCK MANUFACTURERS Volvo Trucks Canada. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2, 31 TRUCK & TRAILER PARTS & ACCESSORIES Traction Truck Parts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 TRUCK TRANSMISSIONS The Gear Centre Group. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8




leader’s power does not lie in their title, designation, position, seniority or connections. A leader’s power is in their ability to inspire others to act.” These were the words of Tom Hayes from York Transportation Group as he described his experience in the Next Generation Certificate Program to a packed room of trucking industry executives at OTA’s annual executive conference in early November. Tom enlightened those in attendance to some of the challenges young leaders can face when trying to develop their leadership skills in the workplace, and how the Next Generation program empowered him to become more confident in his leadership abilities: “For a large portion of my career, I have had a middle management position… I have employees that look to me daily for guidance, instructions and motivation. There have been times throughout my career that I needed these things as well and did not get it. This is why programs like the Next Generation Certificate Program are essential for the development and encouragement of today’s leader, because sometimes leaders need to be led too!” The Next Generation Certificate program is an intensive leadership d e v e lopment i ni ti at i ve f o r t h e industry’s future leaders, and delivered by the highly esteemed Humphrey Group, the objective of the four-part certificate program is to strengthen a new leader’s ability to inspire action in others - from drivers, to customers, to executive teams. After completing the Next Generation Program, graduates were left trying to answer, “What’s next?” OTA’s LEAD Committee developed a follow-up program with the Schulich School of Business at York University called the OTA-SEEC Leaders Certificate Program. Designed to build on the skills in the Next Generation program, the OTASEEC Leaders Certificate program focuses on the theme of innovation,

with the intention of creating an innovative mindset within leaders and using that mindset to drive innovation in the workplace. Josh Wartman from Hitachi Capital Canada delivered an engaging speech to the audience on behalf of his fellow classmates, lauding his experiences in the program, the lasting friendships he has made, and lessons learned from his experience. In particular, he asked the leaders in the room to recognize their employees, and encourage them in the workplace: Both graduating classes comprised nearly 40 up-and-coming industry managers and executives (both carriers and suppliers). This format offered graduates an opportunity to learn, network, and meet professionals experiencing similar career growth opportunities and challenges. (See list of graduates below). Stay tuned for the registration details for the 2019 programs which will be released in the coming weeks. For more information on either program please contact lak.shoan@


Jason Archer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Thomson Terminals Limited Lawrence Bassett . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cooney Group of Companies Beau Bates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Canadian K enworth Company David Beaver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Erb Group of Companies Adam Bragg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . GX Transportation Solutions Inc. Jeremy Carter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Erb Group of Companies Vi Duong . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Omnitracs Canada Tom Hayes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . York Transportation Inc. Matthew Kaczmarski . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Transpro Freight Systems Ryan King . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bison Transport Sheila Kirtz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Erb Group of Companies Kelly Kittmer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Erb Group of Companies Matt Lane . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tandet Group Justin Large . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tiremaster Limited Jeff Mackie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mackie Moving Systems Craig Mearns . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wills Transfer Limited Chris Papadopoulos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . R eefer Sales and Service Inc. Kelly Perez . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Zavcor Trucking Limited Connie Phillips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Steed Standard Transport Inc. Pat Pucci . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Purolator Inc. Rihard Suler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ISAAC Instruments Derek Van Der Kloet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wills Transfer Limited Daniel Vigneault . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Don Anderson Haulage Ltd. Tyler Willoughby . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wills Transfer Limited Bryan Wyskiel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . BMO Transportation OTA-SEEC LEADERS CERTIFICATE PROGRAM: Stacey Carroll . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Trailcon Leasing Inc. Stephanie Carruth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ONE for Freight Rob Clause . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . BDO Canada LLP Nick Empey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cooney Transport Ltd. Katie Erb . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Erb Group of Companies Kevin Erb . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Erb Group of Companies Kelsey Finnegan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Shandex Truck Ltd. Ryan Gal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Trailcon Leasing Inc. Sukhy Hayre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . XTL Transport Inc. Adam Jantzi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . K-DAC Enterprises Jodie Patterson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bison Transport Jason Smith . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . J.D. Smith and Sons Ltd. Dylan Stafford . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cavalier Transportation Services Inc. Josh Wartman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hitachi Capital Canada.

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VNR Electric Models to be Demonstrated in 2019 & Commercialize in 2020


olvo Trucks announced today that it will introduce allelectric Volvo VNR regionalhaul demonstrators in California next year, operating in distribution, regional-haul and drayage operations. Sales of the VNR Electric in North America will begin in 2020. “We are proud to announce the Volvo VNR Electric, designed to support cities focused on sustainable urban development and fleets operating in a range of regional-haul and distribution operations,” said Peter Voorhoeve, president of Volvo Trucks North America. “The Volvo VNR Electric leverages the versatility of the new Volvo VNR series with a proven fully-electric powertrain and represents a strategic stride toward a comprehensive electrified transport ecosystem. Cities prioritizing sustainable urban development can leverage electrified transport solutions to help improve air quality and reduce traffic noise. Cleaner, quieter, fullyelectric commercial transport also creates opportunities for expanded morning and late-night operations, helping cut traffic congestion during peak hours. ”The Volvo VNR Electric demonstration units will be based on the proven propulsion and energy storage technology currently

being used in the Volvo FE Electric, and builds on the Volvo Group’s accumulated expertise in electrified transport solutions. Sister company Volvo Buses has sold more than 4,000 electrified buses since 2010. “ T h e Vo l v o V N R i s i d e a l f o r applications like heavy urban distribution, drayage and other regional applications where electric trucks will first have the greatest impact,” said Johan Agebrand, Volvo Trucks North America director of product marketing. “The VNR series has received tremendous industry acceptance since its April 2017 introduction and the addition of an allelectric powertrain provides even greater opportunities to expand its footprint in the regional-haul market.” Introduction of the Volvo VNR Electric models are part of an innovative partnership, known as LIGHTS (Low Impact Green Heavy Transport Solutions) between the Volvo Group, California’s South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD), and industry leaders in transportation and electrical charging infrastructure. “The LIGHTS project is a truly unique opportunity to showcase a holistic

approach to electrification of the freight transport industry as we handle ongoing challenges including electricity generation and battery optimization,” said Voorhoeve. “We appreciate that the California Air Resources Board (CARB) and the SCAQMD have recognized our leadership

The Volvo VNR Electric will be based on fully-electric powertrain technology currently being used in the Volvo FE Electric, which Volvo Trucks presented in May and will begin selling in Europe in 2019. and trusted us to oversee this project that will ultimately result in the commercialization of fully-electric heavy-duty trucks. In addition to introducing the VNR Electric, through

LIGHTS we will bring a complete sustainable freight solution with endto-end electrification coordination with our many partners.” “Electric trucks bring many unknowns and our holistic focus through the LIGHTS project will help our fleet partners transition securely and smoothly based on their individual needs regarding driving cycles, load capacity, u p t i m e, r a n g e a n d o t h e r parameters,” said Agebrand. “Within the project we’ll look at everything from route analysis and battery optimization to servicing and financing. We always aim to offer high uptime and productivity.” CARB has preliminarily awarded $44.8 million to SCAQMD for the Volvo LIGHTS project. The Volvo LIGHTS project will involve 16 partners and will transform freight operations at the facilities of two of the United States’ top trucking fleets. Volvo LIGHTS is part of California Climate Investments, a state-wide initiative that puts billions of Cap-and-Trade dollars to work reducing greenhouse gas emissions, strengthening the economy and improving public health and the environment – particularly in disadvantaged communities.



Workshops in Alberta to Assist Employers in Recruiting a Modern Workforce


ttawa, Ontario – Trucking HR Canada, in partnership with the Alberta Motor Transport

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Association and the Government of Alberta, will host workshops in Calgary, Edmonton and Grande Prairie

this February to help fleets optimize recruitment and retention practices. These workshops are open to all trucking and logistics employers interested in learning more about modern approaches, HR trends, practical strategies, and best practices. The trucking and logistics sector continues to face a shortage of skilled workers including drivers, technicians, and more. With research showing the need for as many as 48,000 truck drivers in Canada by 2024, it is essential for employers to optimize and modernize their recruitment and retention strategies in order to attract and retain the skilled labour needed to remain competitive in a tight labour market and support business success. The employer workshops will provide employers with practical solu-

tions to HR challenges and inform on: • Recruitment strategies for hard to fill positions • Best practices from Top Fleets across the country • Retention strategies to engage employees and reduce turnover • How to tap into hidden labour pools. “In order to modernize your workforce, you need to modernize your HR approach.” says Angela Splinter, CEO of Trucking HR Canada. “With such a tight labour market, implementing HR best practices is essential to remain competitive.” Registration is now open, to reserve a spot at any of the three workshops contact the Alberta Motor Transport Association:



First Ministers Talk ELDs, Equalize Single Tire Weights, Remove Trade Barriers


he Canadian Trucking Alliance is applauding the announcement by the First Ministers Conference in Montreal to remove internal trade barriers for the trucking industry, specifically the agreement on weight parity between dual tires and new generation, wide-based single tires on heavy truck configurations in Canada. The joint communique issued by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Minister of Intergovernmental and Northern Affairs and Internal Trade Dominic LeBlanc and the provincial and territorial first ministers will commit provinces and territories to align their regulations allowing the same weight on single tires as on duals tires.  Following an update to the National Memorandum of Understanding on Vehicle Weights and Dimensions (MoU) and to regulations in non-complying provinces and territories, this will allow movement of single tire-equipped trucks and trailers in support of the Canadian supply chain  when operating on highway networks designated by each province. The MoU was first implemented in 1988 and is an agreement between the federal government and all provinces and territories to promote Canadian harmonization of weights and dimensions of heavy vehicles. Since that time, the MoU has been expanded to include more vehicle configurations and regularly updated by the Council of Ministers of Transportation based on recommendations of a national Task Force. “CTA and its provincial association partners have been advocating for these changes since 2008 and we are grateful for efforts by all levels of government to move forward on this issue,” said CTA’s Geoff Wood, Sr. VP, Policy. “This is truly a show of support for the Canadian trucking industry and the supply chain. We are looking forward to the MoU update and necessary regulation changes to operationalize this key announcement.” Wide single tires have many benefits to Canadian fleets specifically, including, reduced weights that improves vehicle productivity, GHG reduction, and increased traction in winter conditions. The change also effectively ends the competitive advantage of cross-border U.S. trucking fleets over Canadian carriers that operated in

both the Canadian domestic markets and into the United States. The change allows one tire spec for both domestic and international operations without weight penalties. “This is true progress and shows how government-industry collaboration can support our industry,” says Wood. “It also opens the door for further positive discussions for some provincial trucking associations to work with provincial government representatives to review and expand the highway network on which these tires can be used.” Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs) were also among the main items discussed by the First Ministers Conference during the session on removing internal trade barriers in truck transportation in Canada. “CTA applauds the First Ministers for agreeing to move forward cooperatively on this issue. By introducing this technology in unison  and with urgency for federally and provincially regulated truck operations, governments are levelling the playing field and enhancing highway safety across Canada. It is important all governments approach ELDs as a priority to have regulations in place by January 2020 to align closely with the U.S.,” said Wood. ELDs, which electronically monitor truck driver hours of service compliance, were introduced in the United States in 2015 and will be required on all trucks operating in the U.S. by the end of 2019. Canadian proposals to

follow suit with the U.S. were introduced in late 2017 and federal and provincial governments are working towards introducing similar requirements in Canada. CTA would like to see this regulation implemented as soon as possible (January 2020) and believes the addition of third-party certification of the ELD technology and the elimination grandfathering provisions for outdated non-ELD electronic technology will go a long way towards aligning our regulations with the U.S. and providing enhanced legitimacy to hours of service compliance in Canada. “In addition to the first ministers, Federal Transport Minister Marc Garneau and members of the Council of Ministers Responsible for Transportation and Highway Safety should be commended for their efforts to date

on this file,” added Wood. “Hours of service regulations are the common denominator by which all trucking activity takes place and the movement towards ELDs in Canada is a huge leap forward for business competitiveness making our roads safer.” In a statement the government said it is committed to developing “harmonized standards in the trucking sector, building on federal investments in the National Trade and Transportation Corridors initiative. Federal, provincial and territorial governments will work together on an accelerated basis to harmonize standards for wide-base tires, ELDs and size and weight restrictions.” For full details on the Communique, please go to news/2018/12/07/first-ministersmeet-discuss-economic-growth-andjobs-canadians.


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Petro-Canada Lubricants

By Brian Humphrey, OEM Technical Liaison

Low Viscosity Engine Oils Explained


perating more efficiently is always on the mind of fleet owners and operators, regardless of the sector, climate or location in which they operate. Fuel is one of the biggest expenses for heavy-duty fleets and is equivalent to approximately 30-40 per cent of overall costs, so for those looking to boost the bottom line - improving fuel efficiency is a good starting point. A cost effective and simple way to do this is to transition to a lower viscosity engine oil. But what is low viscosity engine oil, and how does it improve fuel economy? LOW VISCOSITY ENGINE OILS By reducing viscous drag on moving parts, low viscosity engine oils can flow more efficiently through the engine to help reduce parasitic losses. This helps improve fuel economy, while also reducing the amount of time that it takes to lubricate the engine - an essential

benefit for fleets operating in colder climates - providing impressive results and superior engine protection. For API FA-4 engine oils, we expect to deliver up to 2 per cent enhanced fuel economy over conventional API CK-4 SAE 15W-40 oils, and up to one per cent improvement in fuel economy compared to API CK-4 SAE 10W30 diesel engine oils in on-road service. MOVING TO LOW VISCOSITY ENGINE OILS Before transitioning to lower viscosity engine oil, careful consideration and planning is required as improving fuel economy while compromising the protection of your engine is not a good trade off. For this reason, the first step should be to consult with the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) who will be able to advise if your warranty may be affected. Even if the warranty has expired, the OEM will have extensive and valuable experience


New Regional Account Manager for Ontario


akville, Ontario - Transcourt Tank Leasing is pleased to announce the addition of Carlos Duarte as Regional Account Manager for Ontario. This new addition allows Transcourt to focus their sales force on growth while continuing to provide personalized and customized service to customers. With over 20 years in Business Development & Key Account Management in the transportation industry, Carlos brings his vast sales experience to the Transcourt team. “We’re confident that Carlos will be an asset to the business and is the right person to help increase our presence and profile in the marketplace,” says Transcourt Vice President, Shawn Rogers. “We’re experiencing continuous growth

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and the addition of a new Regional Manager for Ontario will further help us meet our clients’ business requirements and maximize their tanker investment. Carlos has the experience and drive to ensure our clients succeed.”


based on real world testing with various engine oils in different environments. In addition, for fleets operating in extreme climates, most OEMs will have a reference chart listing which viscosities are appropriate for a range of ambient temperatures. Seeking advice from expert lubricant manufacturers is also advised, as many spend millions of dollars testing their lubricants under various conditions, and in multiple engine types. As a result, they can offer recommendations and advice on lubricant selection. Selecting an innovative lubricant is one of the most cost effective, quick and simple methods of reducing fuel consumption, and accounts for approximately one per cent of the total budget for most fleets. TIME TO MAKE A CHANGE We’re committed to supporting fleets on their journey to using lower viscosity API CK-4 and FA-4 engine oils. By

taking part in the DURONTM Challenge, fleets can experience a free and no risk trial of DURON for use in one or more of their vehicles. Accompanied with expert support and oil analysis to demonstrate the tangible benefits of the heavy-duty oils, fleets can experience the performance and value of the DURON product line first-hand. Low viscosity oils can help fleet owners and operators make a real difference to a company’s bottom line, even marginal gains that can have a positive impact. Using high quality heavy-duty engine oils such as DURON, a fleet’s fuel economy can be improved, while the engine benefits from excellent protection in even the harshest and most extreme environments. To find out more about the DURON Challenge, please visit


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Transport For Christ

By Chaplain Len Reimer

Moving into 2019 With Peace of Mind


eace, where is peace - for our nations, our homes, and most of all for our hearts and minds?” This desperate cry has been heard through the ages. Is it also the cry of our heart? People are weary and worried. Without a doubt there is a need for direction and council, security and confidence. We need, and want, peace of mind. Peace of mind - what a treasure! Can this treasure be found in a world of so much conflict and despair, turmoil and trouble? The great search is on! Many people are seeking peace in fame and fortune, in pleasure and power, in education and knowledge, in human relationships and marriage. They desire to fill their heads with knowledge and their purses with wealth, but their souls remain empty. Others are seeking to escape the

realities of life with drugs or alcohol, but the peace they seek eludes them. They are still empty and lonely, still troubled within a troubled mind. God created man and placed him in a beautiful garden to enjoy perfect peace, joy and happiness. But when Adam and Eve disobeyed, they were at once stricken with guilt. Where before they had longed for the presence of God, now they hid themselves with shame. Guilt and fear replaced the peace and happiness they had known. Man’s sin was the beginning of a troubled world - and a troubled mind. Although our soul longs for God, our sinful nature rebels at His ways. This inner struggle causes tension and distress. When we like Adam and Eve, are self-centered in our desires and ambitions, we become anxious and fretful. The more we focus on ourselves, the more troubled we become. Although you may not

have recognized or acknowledged it, sin could be the reason for your uneasiness. Many people search among outward and material things to find peace. They blame the troubled world for their troubled mind. But they fail to look within their own heart. There can be no peace until all aspects of life are brought into harmony with the One who made and understands us. This is only possible by a complete surrender to Christ. He is not only master of the world but knows our life from the beginning to the end. He was thinking of us when

He came into the world “to give light to them that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace,” (Luke 1:79). When you feel the heavy load of sin weighing you down, the remedy is to “Repent and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out,” (Acts 3:19). As a Christian, faith in God and trust in His care is the antidote for fear and anxiety. Ralph Spalding Cushman wrote; I know a peace, where there is no peace, a calm, where wild winds blow, a secret place where face to face with the Master I may go.


process. CTA welcomes the attention and focus on our sector to improve efficiency of truck movements and public safety,” said Laskowski. Moving Goods to Market Efficiently in Saskatchewan and British Columbia Tw o t r a n s p o r t i n f r a s t r u c t u r e announcements were contained in the Fall Economic Statement: $167 million for port and rail infrastructure in Vancouver to increase efficiency and capacity for trade; $53.3 million to upgrade Highways 6 and 39 between Regina and Estevan, near the United States border. CTA welcomes investment into our major trucking-trade touch points. The Saskatchewan project, specifically, was identified by the Saskatchewan Trucking Association in CTA’s 2018 Infrastructure Priority document released earlier this year and shared with the federal government.

Economic Statement reaffirms the federal government’s commitment to strengthening freer trade within Canada and proposes the federal government work with provincial and territorial partners to accelerate action to remove regulatory and other barriers in four areas, including within the trucking industry. The Fall Economic Statement says that there is a patchwork of regulations and allowances that has resulted in several barriers for the trucking industry, including widebase single tires, spring weights and other restrictions… addressing these inconsistencies across Canada would improve transportation systems. The Fall Statement went on to say that trucking regulations will be a key part of the Regulatory Reconciliation and Cooperation Table as well as focusing attention on the CCMTA



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Keeping Your Vehicles Clean

By Jack Jackson

Do You Believe in Touchless Washing?


would say one of the most common questions today is, “Do your brushes scratch paint?” Our machines have been washing vehicles for over 27 years and the technology of brushes has come a long way. Of course, you get what you pay for. So, no, we don’t scratch paint with our brushes. Our brushes are washing some of the most expensive paint and advertising wraps in the market on buses, trucks and trains with no issues. The technology of the proper brush with the proper chemical will far outperform any other method and will be the least expensive for any ROI out there. I could go into the various brushes, materials and mechanics, but not only would it be overwhelming, it also depends on the desired outcome, throughput and budget. Let me share an experience with you. I visited a large urban transporta-

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tion facility that spent over $1 million on an automatic, drive through wash system. This was only a 3 year old facility and their issue were the vehicles (trains) were not getting cleaned to their expectation. The chemical company was working diligently with the customer to come up with every scenario including adding in more wash arches to continue to add more stages of chemicals, soaps and acids to increase the ability to wash in the limited space allowed by the building. Of course, more chemicals adds more costs and sometimes can actually do damage to the vehicle or paint, and in this case, the rivets. When we did the inspection, it was determined that it would be impossible to add any more chemicals to do the job, but it did come to light that the brushes were the “cheapest” on the market. The individual brush strands were round and hollow. In comparison

it would be like cleaning your car with a bunch of cocktail size straws whipping against your vehicle. A round brush is not going to hold any chemical or water to ensure lubricity and abrasion at the same time. Today’s brushes can perform abrasion and lubricity to ensure there are no issues with scratching, yet there is scrubbing. Your best method to clean, as I am sure all your grandmothers would attest to, is a little soap and a good scrubbing. That holds true with today’s technology in cruciform polyethylene or polypropylene brushes. Once we added the proper brushing technology, the problem was solved. The chemicals were being applied and scrubbed to ensure the proper dwell time and all the nooks and crannies were cleaned as well. Next month we will explore the best technology of all in brush technology, foam brushes, for both cleaning and

polishing. It may work for most, but not for all and I will explain why. Jack Jackson is President of Awash (Ecowash) Systems Corp. Email: or call 1.800.265.7405. North America’s leader in Fleet Washing Solutions.


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Vocational Truck & Trailer East, Issue 186, January 2019

#186 January  

Vocational Truck & Trailer East, Issue 186, January 2019