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March 2018 ISSUE 118


Today’s Medium Duty Cabs & Chassis

Freightliner Twin Steer 114SD with Alliance Concrete Pump


Featured Company: OBR Oil & Marine............. page 8

March Theme: Cab & Chassis.................. page 6

contents MAIN FEATURES: Gin-Cor: A Profile of Success...............4 Cab & Chassis......................................6

March 2018

News & Views: Message to the Parts Distributors............ page 5

Tuck Routes: Mitryk Services Inc.................................... page 10

Head Office: Trenton, Ontario, Canada, 877.225.2232, Head Office: Barb Woodward (Sales, Direct Line: 613.965.6770), Sales: Halina Mikicki (Bilingual): ext 301, Business Development Manager: Mike Whalen: ext 304, Editor-in-Chief: Marek Krasuski: ext 303, Art Director/MIS: Chris Charles: ext 305, Writers: Marek Krasuski, Mike Whalen Copyright © 2018 – 2022118 Ontario Limited. All rights reserved. P ublication Agreement: No. #40806005

OEM NEWS Phillips and Class 8 Trucks...................4 International Bridge Formula.............12 Terex Front Discharge Mixer..............14 Freightliner and the DD8....................15 Cummins Off-road..............................17

SERVICE & MAINTENANCE: Oil Treatment........................................8 Frame Assessment ............................17

NEW PRODUCTS & SERVICES: New Parts from Meritor......................12 New brake rotors...............................16 Vehicle Drag.......................................19 Cargo Van Partition.............................40

COLUMNS Factoring..............................................7 Cross Border Services........................15 Fleet Maintenance & Management....12 GPS/Telematics Fleet Management...26 Tires & Wheels...................................16 Keeping Your Vehicles Clean..............18 Petro-Canada Lubricants...................18 Business Insurance Matters...............29 Transport For Christ...........................42 Healthy Trucker..................................38 From the Driver’s Seat.......................39 Women In Trucking.............................37

PRODUCTS & SERVICES DIRECTORY................................ 20 TRACTION & TRUCKPRO DIRECTORY................................ 32 TRUCKSTOP DIRECTORY........... 26 March 2018   3

Gin-Cor Industries: A Canadian Success Story BY MAREK KRASUSKI


or nearly a year Ontario/Western/ Eastern Trucking News has profiled the rise of Gin-Cor Industries, a Mattawa-based company that has earned a reputation for product excellence in truck uplifting and the supply and installation of custom equipment for specialized vocational applications. Gin-Cor’s impressive growth personifies the Canadian success story. Since assuming ownership of this company is 2002 company president, Luc Stang, and his cadre of dedicated technicians and support staff have created long term value by growing the Gin-Cor brand and building a scalable, profitable and sustainable business model that has created jobs, invested in community development, and produced strong balance sheets. In the last of these installments, we draw further attention to the milestones this intrepid company has achieved. Charting its development is indeed a fitting tribute to this Canadian success story, but more importantly it serves as a business roadmap, if not an inspiration, to other entrepreneurs in fulfilling their own version of the Canadian dream. The early days: Gin-Cor was established in 1978 by Bob Corriveau and Phillip and Louis Gingras. From the outset the company mission was to build the best vocational and severe service trucks on the road. In 2002 Luc Stang assumed ownership, insisting the trad-

ition of excellence continues by standing on the shoulders of the successful owners who went before him. Product quality and consistency: GinCor enhances quality through product consistency, documenting every step in the manufacture and training processes. The company measures every deficiency in order to learn from the process. Striving for quality and toughness is ongoing as is the need to continually challenge the team to become a world class organization. Suppliers are held to the same level of care so customers receive the best products – essential practices which firmly positioned the company for growth beyond Northern Ontario. Gin-Cor enshrines core values in its corporate ethic: The company attracts the best candidates, men and women who share Stang’s enthusiasm for continuous growth and commitment to customer service excellence. A top grade recruitment and selection system ensures that each Gin-Cor team is filled with the best talent and performers. Standing alongside these values is Gin-Cor’s promotion of leadership, a strength that underlies all corporate operations. Notes Luc Stang, “Leadership is part of everything we do, how we act, how we learn, how we grow, and how we promote ourselves to our clients that support us.” Expansion objectives: Several years ago Gin-Cor completed a brand new addition of an 18,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Mattawa ca-

pable of handling 12 different trucks to go with the existing facility’s five manufacturing bays. In 2014 the company opened sales and service facilities in Carleton Place near Ottawa and Kingston in order to extend its market reach for its line of severe service vehicles. Gin-Cor purchases Durabody in 2015 and JC Trailers in 2016. They are both custom fabricators dedicated to precision work that make up some of the strongest products in the market today. Gin-Cor Industries then enters into a strategic partnership that will further its range of products and services. Gin-Cor and DEL Equipment’s combined teams and portfolio, and their commitment to continuous improvement and excellence in service and quality, position them to become the recognized leader in the manufacturing of vocational trucks across multiple truck segments. In 2017 Gin-Cor acquires the assets of Cross Country Trailers in the community of Blenheim, Ontario. The company will invest in the site, and increase the workforce. Cross Country Trailers is renamed Gin-Cor Trailer Werx. Gin-Cor acknowledged by business community for multiple successes: Several awards are bestowed on the company, among them the Business of the Year Award presented by the North Bay & District Chamber of Commerce in recognition of stellar growth, and the Entrepreneur of the Year Award from the Northern Ontario Business Awards (NOBA). Gin-Cor Industries gained na-

tional recognition after earning a spot, for the second year in a row, in the prestigious Canadian Business and Profit 500 magazine, which ranked the firm as one of the nation’s fastest growing companies. This was followed in 2017 with its most recent ranking in PROFIT 500 as No. 199, up an impressive 171 spots over last year as the publication, Canadian Business, unveiled the 29th annual list of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies. Fulfillment of Corporate Painted Picture: Gin-Cor’s success has been guided by a Master Plan which nears completion in 2020 when a new plan of success will chart future accomplishments. A central principle of the Master Plan has been continuous improvement by which the company measures product quality in the custom manufacturing of vocational severe-service vehicles. Such is the case in all Gin-Cor’s Group of Companies with products ranging from truck upfitting to the supply and installation of custom equipment for specialized applications. Be sure to reference the company website for further updates as GinCor achieves, and exceeds, its 2020 benchmark. For a full viewing of Gin-Cor’s success, precision-tough custom equipment, and development in tangible and intangible assets, contact the company at: www. Tel: 705.744.5543, or Luc Stang at 705.471.1912, located at 5151 Hwy 17 West, Mattawa, ON, P0H 1V0.



More Phillips Components as Standard Equipment on International Class 8 Trucks


anta Fe Springs, California – Phillips Industries is pleased to announce that Navistar has chosen additional Phillips products as standard equipment for their International® Class 8 trucks. International model year 2017 trucks added the following components from Phillips Industries as standard equipment: Nylon Air Coils, Rubber Air Hoses, Gladhands, Pogosticks and Tracker Bar Spring Kits for back of cab cable support,

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3-in-1 Electrical and Air Assemblies, spiral wrapped for a clean organized look. Additionally, for model year 2018 International Trucks, the Phillips STOWA-WAY™ single and dual hose holder will become standard equipment. Prior to the new products being added, Phillips Industries had enjoyed standard position on International Trucks with their ABS electrical cables and QCS2 ® (QuickChange Socket) that prevents moisture

and contamination from entering the electrical system. “Phillips Industries appreciates this latest example of Navistar’s continuing endorsement of the Phillips brand,” commented Ron Alvarez, Director – North American & global OEM/OES Sales. “Our success is directly tied to the inclusion of our products on vehicles manufactured by the top truck and trailer OEM’s.” Phillips Industries is a leading in-

novator and manufacturer of advanced electrical and air brake system components for commercial vehicles. They design their products to resist corrosion and to be extremely durable, even in extreme weather conditions, giving vehicle operators the confidence that downtime caused by electrical and air system repairs will be minimized. Please visit us at to learn how Phillips products can make a difference in your operation.


News & Views

By Mike Whalen

A Message to the Independent Regional Parts Distributors


n the mid-70’s, I moved to a small town in north western Ontario to look after a fishing resort that had been recruited to rental units for employees of a local Inco mine. To subsidize my income, I bought two used trucks, a float and a tractor-loaderbackhoe with which to begin a small contracting business. I worked with two owner-operators, one with a skidder and one with a grader. It was during this time I learned what it was like to live the life of a contractor. Major warm month projects included building-site preparation, septic system installation, replacing culverts, ditching and road surface maintenance. In the winter we logged and plowed snow. My longest secondary road snow plow route was 18 hours. And, from time to time, I would finish one circuit only to have to deal with a fresh fall of snow. Bob Such, my Ministry manager of the local roads board, would give me a budget for snow removal and road maintenance at the beginning of the year and I would try and apply the money available according to need. Needless to say, there was never enough funding. The nearest parts source was 65 miles away in Thunder Bay. We stocked one change of belts, hoses and filters, plus oil and coolant, tires and wear parts for each of the 5 pieces of equipment. We didn’t have the money to carry inventory of other components that may or may not fail. I soon found that I could rely on the local truck parts distributor for all I would require. And if they didn’t have what I needed they soon sourced it for me.

The only time I was down was when the starter on the F700 V-plow truck failed. And right when I was to start a plow run the morning after a very heavy storm. My parts distributor could have one later that morning. But the time it would have taken me to drive to town and return, in snowy conditions, meant a long delay in opening the secondary roads that were my responsibility. I expressed by concern to the parts sales representative. Hoping to help he told me that a Ford F150 had the same starter. As it turned out one of the miners that rented a cabin was away on vacation – and his Ford F150 sat idle covered in snow. After a quick remove and replace from the F150 to my F700 and I was on my way. During the 2 years I spent as a small contractor I found that this truck parts distributor would be the only parts outlet I needed. They always seemed able to help. The next addition to my inventory were a complete set of hydraulic hoses for the skidder, grader and hoe – all made-up by my ‘truck parts’ distributor. In today’s highly competitive parts business, those truck parts distributors in small markets that are successful have discovered that they already carry lines that have consumables used by off-road equipment, not just trucks, filters, belts, hoses, lights, hydraulic hose & fittings, to name a few. Also, the new private brand parts consolidators – and there are many today – can access just about everything else needed for maintaining a mixed fleet. If you haven’t done so already, start to expand sales of parts and components to those in your area that are involved in

construction, logging, utility, etc. And look at the services that will attract these operators – hydraulic hose and fitting assembly is a no brainer but what about other service specialties such as coolant and A/C, fuel systems, electrical and exhaust. An example – I have an old friend that had a Cummins engine service franchise in northern B.C. To expand his business, he added a fuel injection shop. It wasn’t long before his fuel systems work included all types of off-highway equipment. And his general parts sales increased as well. As I recall his Cummins related business

eventually went from almost 100% of sales to less than 50% while non-Cummins business grew. Bottom line: Don’t look at your business as a truck parts distributorship, but as a ‘parts, component and service distributor’ serving the engine powered trucks and equipment operations within your market reach. It’s probable that most of your truck parts customers are those with a mixed fleet of both trucks and off-road equipment. I suspect that most of you are already doing this, but just in case… In our April issue we’ll take a look at managing a parts and service operation.


VOCATIONAL TRUCK EVENTS 03/05/2018 – 03/09/2018 Truck Maintenance Council (TMC) Atlanta, GA, USA 3/6/2018 – 3/9/2018 The Work Truck Show Indianapolis, IN, USA

05/09/18 – 04/11/2018 Heavy Duty Trucking Exchange Scottsdale, AZ, USA 05/11/2018 – 05/12/2018 Truxpo Tradex, Abbotsford, BC, Canada 6/6/2018 – 7/7/1018

03/22/18 - 03/24/18 Mid-America Trucking Show Louisville, KY, USA

Municipal Public Works Trade Show

04/04/2018 – 04/08/2018 HDA Truck Pride Annual Meeting San Diego, CA, USA

8/7/2018 – 8/10/2018 Association of Diesel Specialists Grand Hyatt, San Diego, CA, USA

4/5/2018 – 4/6/2018 Atlantic Heavy Equipment Show Moncton Coliseum, Moncton, NB, Canada

09/11/2018 - 09/13/2018 Outdoor Farm Show Woodstock, Ontario, Canada

4/19/2018 – 4/21/2018 Truck World International Center, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada 4/20/2018 Alberta Motortruck Association 80th Conference & AGM Rimrock Resort Hotel, Banff, Alberta, Canada

Quinte Sports & Wellness Center Belleville, Ontario, Canada

10/22/2018 – 10/24/2018 CTEA Manufacturers’ Conference Westin Prince, Ontario, Canada 10/30/2018 – 11/02/2018 SEMA Show Las Vegas, NV, USA

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THEME: Cab & Chassis

By Marek Krasuski

Comfort, Maneuverability & Productivity Hallmarks of Medium Duty Cabs


ore than ever before consumers in the medium duty markets have a wide range of spec’ing options to get the right vehicle tailored to their specific needs and to reduce total cost of ownership. Tightening regulations, demand for greater fuel economy standards, efficient designs with aerodynamic features, interior comfort and space play as much a critical role in the manufacture of cabs as in other truck components and parts. To be sure truck owners are willing to shoulder the additional cost burden for such add-ons, as long as they are convinced that savings will accrue in a reasonable payback period. Moreover, competition among truck builders is predicted to increase over the next few years, so there is a willingness on the part of manufacturers to provide their customers with the best bundle of money-savings features possible. The need for sleeker, lighter and more efficient cabs is behind the shift toward lighter materials than steel, the traditional option in truck cab construction. Truck cabs and bodies are increasingly constructed with carbon fiber that weighs no more than a few hundred pounds, a potentially huge savings considering that a 10 percent reduction in body weight amounts to a 6 to 8 percent increase in fuel efficiency. Less body weight means more loading capacity which results in fewer trips and less fuel and vehicle wear and tear. Lighter vehicle weight also translates into reduced maintenance costs as lighter vehicles put less stress on tires and brakes. Weighing half as much as steel and just as strong, carbon fiber is gaining favour. However, the material is costly and there are difficulties in the painting process, namely, trying to get the surface as smooth as a polished steel surface. Carbon fiber is closer to a fabric than to metal with fiber substrates that render a surface porous and inconsistent. This results in imperfections in the finished painted surface such as paint clumping on parts of panels. While carbon fiber cabs have their challenges, aluminum cabs too are playing an increasing role in reducing cab weight and improving fuel economy. Truck builders in both heavy duty and medium duty markets are transitioning to aluminum to limit cab weights so vehicles can carry more cargo and trim back fuel costs. But steel, traditional material for builders, has been and continues to be in popular use, and for good reason – principally the ease of manufacture compared to aluminum. Creases, corners, angles and bends are not as easily formed with

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aluminum. Steel is better able to accept sharp angles as its resilience can withstand the pressures of being drawn deep into machines. Stamping tools that shape materials for cabs do not work as well with aluminum due to an effect called “springback,” a tendency for aluminum to bounce back to its original shape; this despite the fact that aluminum is a lighter material. Whether steel, carbon fiber or aluminum, the attention the industry pays to aerodynamic features on truck cabs is well worth the effort. These include everything from changes to the hood, roof fairings, fenders, bumpers and mirrors. According to a Report authored and published by the North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE) the removal of aerodynamic features can result in a 10 percent reduction in fuel efficiency. The Report also compared traditional styled tractors to newer aerodynamic models and found the former about 30 percent less fuel efficient than later builds. Savings also apply to day cabs. A review of product offerings shows how truck builders are responding to the demands of the day. Kenworth offers a range of cab options for the medium duty market, namely the T270, T370 with conventional cabs and the K270 and K370 cabovers. The Class 6 K270 and Class 7 K370 are best suited for municipal delivery applications promising payload, productivity, reliability and uptime. Cabs are comfortable and quiet, and include multifunction steering wheels with adjustable column, heated mirrors and windows. Dashboards are designed so that gauges are readable at a quick glance. Critical information such as speed, engine rpm, oil level, fuel consumption, trip data and turbo pressure are instantly available in the colour master display module. These medium duty cabovers optimize payload thanks to a lightweight, durable chassis constructed of 120,000 psi-rated steel and a frame with 34-inch rail spacing. In addition to customization of cabs in their

medium duty trucks, the company pays equal attention to providing a range of axle specs, all-wheel drive, body builder alignment and custom frames. Also focused on tailoring design to customer demand, Navistar is similarly committed as much to the customization of chassis as to cabs in its International medium duty truck line, including the heralded International Durastar, its class leader. This includes the location of components such as exhaust systems, air tanks and battery boxes. A wide variety of resilient huck-bolted chassis are available to accommodate a breadth of applications – dump, emergency, propane/compressed, utility, and refuse. For example, bolt-on frame extensions allow for plows and other attachments and additional reinforcements enable trucks to carry heavy loads and meet other severe-duty demands. Navistar highlights durability as a main feature in cab design. The shell is made from high strength, low alloy double sided galvanized steel and standard cold rolled steel. A specific painting process resists corrosion and fading and is backed by an unlimited 12-month warranty. (A standard 7 year warranty covers the frame.) And one piece of steel surrounds the entire door opening for superior structural integrity. A 3-piece hood reduces costs in the event of an accident. If a collision occurs, it is likely that only certain sections will require replacement. In 2017 Volvo introduced cab makeovers for its VHD series in both day cab and regional sleeper models. The suite of changes is designed to optimize driver comfort and efficiency with features like a variety of seating options. There is greater reach in the fore and aft and up and down range for better ergonomics. Seat heating and ventilation options are also available, as is a refrigerated passenger seat to provide a cool place to keep food and beverages. Among the available tech toys are an optional infotainment system with 7-inch colour touch screen, audio

system, and Bluetooth and Apple CarPlay for maximum connectivity. Further, all controls are within easy driver reach with most built into the steering wheel which is attached to an air assisted, fully adjustable steering column. This enables drivers not only to tilt and telescope the steering column, but also tilt the wheel relative to the column. The VHD 300 Axle Back straight trucks and tractors are available with easily customizable chassis and up to nine power take-off options. With a view toward driver retention, an ever present problem in the industry, companies today, more than ever, are tailoring work environments in the truck to be as user friendly as possible. Comfort, ease of operation, visibility, and maneuverability figure prominently into the design and build process. Peterbilt’s medium duty class trucks aspire to achieve driver comfort and productivity. Most models in the medium duty range feature an ergonomic dash with LED easy-to-read gauges and information display unit charting critical vehicle data. An in-mould process embeds colour directly onto the dash for a long lasting finish which eliminates fading, scratching and peeling. Freightliner also subscribes to the need to keep driver comfort and productivity in mind through the design and development of medium duty trucks. The company has also kept in mind the need for reduced cost of ownership in the ongoing development of its M2 models. The M2, particularly the M2 106, serves a wide range of medium duty applications from dump and flatbeds to delivery, refuse and utility vehicles. Freightliner has reinforced both cab and chassis with added strength. The M2 chassis includes a backbone with single or double channel frame rails with a tensile strength of up to 120,000 psi and an RBM ratio up to 3.7 million inch-pounds per rail. Translation? The 106 can withstand a lot of demanding work. The cab too is extremely strong, yet lightweight, thanks to corrosion resistant aluminum reinforced with ecoated steel and welded construction. The cabs come with a sloped hood, low profile dash, and a 2,500 square-inch windshield the offers the best in-class visibility. With the age of drivers exceeding the national average, many retiring or leaving the industry, the medium duty market is paying as much attention to driver demands as the long haul sector. All improvements in cab design that add comfort, safety and productivity to drivers stand to enhance the profession, making it more attractive to newcomers and hopefully encouraging existing drivers to stay.



By Bruce Sayer

Staying Competitive in 2018


018 is shaping up to be another interesting year for the Canadian trucking industry. Both opportunities and challenges will be abundant. Assuming current NAFTA negotiations doesn’t stymie exports; the Canadian trucking industry has good reason to feel optimistic. Moderate but steady growth in the Canadian economy, a robust economy south of the border, and rising freight rates fueled by tightening capacity is setting the stage for improved revenues. Good news for a struggling industry that faces further challenges. Cost pressures, particularly around driver related issues, technology requirements and regulatory compliance, will continue to impose difficult conditions threatening profits and sustainability. The lack of qualified drivers remains the number one concern for motor carriers. Industry leaders agree that increasing driver pay significantly and providing bonuses are necessary to entice workers who otherwise will go into construction and other trades. Speed-to-market has become the top service demand by retailers and manufacturers. Walmart, the largest discount retailer in the world, is implementing aggressive product availability and supply chain efficiencies to combat powerhouse rival Inc. “OnTime, In-Full” is a program mandating full-truckload suppliers of fast turning retail items to deliver 100 per cent in full

on the must arrive date. Items delivered late or are missing will incur a fine of 3 per cent of their value. Early shipments, goods not packed properly and items damaged will also be fined. Disputes will not be tolerated; even extreme weather conditions might not absolve suppliers from this ultimatum. Other major retailers, such as Target Corp. are adopting similar policies. Freight carriers that fail to efficiently track and manage supply chain data will fail to optimize performance and will ultimately lose competitive edge. Cloudbased technology, IoT, and predictive analytics are just a few examples of the innovative technologies that are reshaping the distribution of goods. Investment in technology is an absolute necessity in order to manage the digital transformation of the supply chain. Complying with federal regulatory requirements has always been a drain on financial resources and operational efficiencies. The implementation of ELD’s is one such example. The cost of equipment procurement, integration and data management is just the beginning. Reduction in driver HOS will have a serious impact on not only freight movement, but will also increase the already severe state of the driver shortage crisis. The good news is that trucking is an essential service that will always be in demand. The capacity crunch and rising freight rates are a definite advantage to the trucking industry providing a suitable

environment to sustain profitability. The big challenge is to maintain positive cash flow to fund operations and fuel growth. Freight factoring is a mainstream financial strategy employed by a growing number of trucking companies to ensure steady, reliable and immediate access to working capital. With the ability to

receive payment the same day a load is delivered, trucking companies have the financial resources to meet daily expenses and invest in the resources needed to stay competitive. For more information on freight factoring, visit www.AccutacCapital or call: 866.531.2615.


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OBR Oil & Marine

By Marek Krasuski

OBR Oil & Marine Provides Cost Benefit DPF Treatment Solutions


ew would argue against the benefits brought by the mandatory installation of Diesel Particulate Filters (DPFs) to commercial trucks, agricultural equipment, buses, construction equipment and automotive vehicles. Since their introduction, over 10 years ago, DPFs have reduced nitrogen oxides, soot and ash to negligible levels and virtually eliminated diesel odour. Objections, however, arise over the reality of costs. Extra maintenance and expenses are required to keep DPFs in good working order, often causing unscheduled downtimes for drivers on tight delivery deadlines. For years the Winnipeg-based OBR Oil & Marine company has been providing engine oils and lubricants for the heavy equipment industry, including trucking, construction, automotive and marine customers. OBR is the distributor of the fuel cleaning systems formulated by the German-based company GAT (German Automotive Technology) and provides a range of GAT products – the DPF Starter Kit, Air Jet Fluid, DPF Cleaning Liquids and DPF Purifier that work in tandem to clean diesel particulate filters and extend DPF life cycles to improve engine performance. The benefit of using the GAT DPF CLEANING SOLUTION is that it extends the life of the DPF filter. Particulate traps do plug up with the accumulation of soot and ash. If they can be cleaned on the vehicle this saves time and money. Damaged DPFs have no value and their replacement costs can reach into the thousands of dollars. Of benefit to consumers of the GAT Starter Kit and related products is that DPFs can be cleaned without removal from the vehicle. Typically, dirty DPFs, are removed and placed on a machine for cleaning. OBR’s service solution from GAT cleans and services DPF filters right on the vehicle. Included in the Starter Kit is the GAT DPF Air-Jet Fluid. This highly efficient liquid dissolves contaminants in the diesel particulate filter and regenerates its full functionality. The fluid

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is poured into a canister where it is pressurized and transformed into foam which is sprayed into the particulate trap on the vehicle. The foam seeps into the filter where it begins the process of dissolving the carbon inside the trap. The soot particles that have been dissolved during the cleaning process will be burnt during the regular regeneration process. The treatment is accompanied by the addition of the DPF Purifier into the diesel fuel tank. The advantages of the GAT solution? “It cleans the particulate filter and dissolves residue and contaminants, and provides an unmistakable cost benefit compared to installing a new DPF.” Application of the Air-Jet Fluid requires adherence to several simple guidelines. Before usage the engine must be turned off, the exhaust system is at room temperature, no leakage is present, and all relevant exhaust systems parts, such as the EGR valve, are working properly. Engine oil level should be checked before application. If contaminated with diesel fuel the oil needs to be changed before DPF cleaning begins. OBR recommends adding GAT Engine Purifier to oil before changing. First, dismantle the temperature and/ or pressure sensor from the DPF. Fill the DPF Air-Jet Fluid into the air

pressure pistol, apply air pressure (35-60 lbs) and adjust pressure at the device. Then spray the product in 5 second intervals through the probe opening into the DPF. The DPF air jet fluid is mixed in a ratio from full concentrate to up to one part concentrate – three parts water. The ratio is to be determined by the level of DPF filter contamination. In case of strong contamination use a 1:1 ratio, and repeat if necessary. The product is sprayed into the DPF filter while the engine is running at idle. After the cleaning process a can of DPF purifier has to be added to the fuel tank – a forced REGEN should be implemented and the vehicle taken for a 20 minute test drive. This cleaning process should be implemented into regular maintenance schedules. In extreme cases where the DPF Filter is plugged and cannot be cleaned with the GAT onboard cleaning system, the filter can be removed and cleaned with the GAT DPF cleaning liquid. GAT DPF Cleaning Liquid is a highly efficient additive for the cleaning of dismantled diesel particulate filters. It dissolves contamination in the diesel particulate filter

and regenerates its full functionality. As with the Air-Jet Fluid, the DPF Cleaning Liquid dissolves all operationally caused residues and contamination and is readily biodegradable. The DPF Cleaning Fluid is mixed in a ratio of one part fluid to up to 4 parts water. Dilution will depend on the severity of soot contamination. A 1 part cleaning liquid to two part ratio is recommended. Initially mixing solution with hot water will is best. Application procedures are equally straight forward: Simply remove the particulate filter and pour in the cleaning fluid. Allow the liquid to completely submerge the filter for up to 8 to 10 hours. Afterward, empty the particulate filter and rinse thoroughly with clear warm water before reassembling. Full servicing of the diesel particulate filter would not be complete without the addition of the DPF Purifier into the diesel tank. Only a clean fuel system guarantees optimal operation of all system components, and efficient engine performance and minimum exhaust emissions. Regular use of the Purifier, with intervals of 5,000 kilometers, protects the DPF, reduces soot formation, and supports regeneration. Other benefits include reduced repair work and enhanced cold start properties. The Purifier acts as a de-foaming agent and promotes corrosion stability. It is compatible with all diesel engines and is suitable for all diesel fuels. The GAT DPF Purifier should be added before filling the tank. After the purifier has been added to the tank the engine should be given a forced regent and taken for a 20 minute test drive. OBR Oil and Marine provides an optimal DPF cleaning treatment that helps keep DPF filters clean, reduces expensive repair work and extends DPF life, thereby reducing the frequency of high cost DPF replacement. For more information on this service solution that cleans without removing DPFs from vehicles, contact the company at: sales@, or call 204.222.3782, 888.376.7359.


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Tuck Routes

By Al Tucker

Mitryk Services Inc.


y continuing respect for the entrepreneurs in our commercial services and manufacturing sector in this country was reinforced once again during my recent visit to meet Donald Ryckman, President of Mitryk Services Inc. in London, Ontario. Don, a certified welder by trade, has been in the Heavy Duty Up-fitting and Service business since 1985. In the early days, he was Foreman at B K & B Truck Body in the CN Car Shop location at Florence Ave. & Egerton St. in London. Mitryk Services opened its doors in 1985 and has been in a steady growth pattern ever since. Operating out of a 15,000 sq.ft. shop with two drivethrough bays at 1127 Wilton Grove Road in south London - within a nine iron of the Highbury/401 intersection - the company enjoys the loyalty of many long-time accounts like Union Gas - a reward for their honest and dedicated service. Don explained that “if we can’t handle a job we’ll know a reliable place to recommend”. Mitryk is a qualified Transport Canada registered intermediate stage “Upfitter”, with a National Safety Mark. This designation becomes most important

considering that one of their main jobs is the chassis installation of HIAB Loader Cranes and Moffatt Truck Mounted Forklifts. Lifting device certifications and inspection services are also on offer here. In addition, Mitryk is well known in the area for their expertise in the installation and servicing of BOSS Underdeck PTO Drive Compressors and Hydraulic Driven systems. The fabrication and installation of custom truck bodies is another example of their diversified capabilities. PMCVI, customized Preventive Maintenance Programs (maintain customers vehicle service history) and Licensed Motor Vehicle Inspections. The repair and inspection of Gasoline, Diesel and Propane powered vehicles is part of the Mitryk service package. The company also offers DriveClean® emission testing. Additionally, the shop has an 80ft drive through pit and a 30ft pit for servicing all types of vehicles. Tractor Trailer units can be serviced without unhooking and 24 hour road service is another convenience enjoyed by their contract accounts. During the winter season it is worth noting that Mitryk repairs all makes and models of Snow Plows and provides

sales, warranty, service & parts for all SnowDogg™ equipment. Don currently employs fourteen in the company including six licensed mechanics along with registered shop apprentices. In terms of community involvement, the company actively supports the Heart & Stroke™ Foundation of Canada and

the Canadian Cancer Society (Don, being a Cancer Survivor). By the way, I can’t forget to mention Dons’ fourlegged, friendly greeter named “Blu”. If he nibbles at your hand, don’t worry, it’s only his way of showing his appreciation for petting him!



New Meritor Parts Line-Up


eritor, Inc. has announced the expansion of its king pin kits to include new offerings in its Meritor® Genuine and Mach™ product lines. The additional kits round out the overall portfolio, meeting multiple price point requirements while covering 95 percent of the market for ream and noream applications. “This expansion allows us to offer king pin kits for virtually every commercial vehicle on the road,” said Krishna Natarajan, Senior Director, Steering, Suspension and Drivetrain for Meritor Aftermarket. “With products from our Meritor Genuine brand through our Mach value line, end-users can be assured of getting the right part at the right price for their specific replacement need.” Meritor Genuine king pins are the same as those used on original builds and are best-suited for end-users who prefer genuine OEM replacement parts. The Mach king pin kits are designed to rigid industry standards, suitable for older vehicle maintenance and de10    March 2018

liver reliable performance at affordable prices. All Meritor king pins deliver maximum support for a tight turning radius and improved steering and are ideal for linehaul, vocational, city delivery and bus applications. “Whether a replacement calls for a genuine part or a value alternative, the Meritor line of king pin kits includes a product for every phase of the vehicle lifecycle,” Natarajan said. “Our complete kit portfolio will help truck operators maximize uptime using the replacement part that’s right for their operation,” visit GEAR SETS A new line of high-quality gear sets for Meritor 145 and 160 series axles, built to Meritor product specifications and validated through extensive axle dynamometer testing to ensure better gear mesh, smooth operation and durability, includes: Ring gear and drive pinion sets, Main differential sets with differential pinions and side gears, Interaxle differential sets with helical gears,

differential pinions and side gears. “These 30 new part numbers are the first in a series of products launching in the next year to provide aftermarket customers with a complete offering of high-quality drive axle components,” said Aravind Pillai, Senior Manager, Drive Axles for Meritor. “We designed and engineered the gears with Meritor’s unparalleled expertise in gearing solutions for customers seeking a production-quality solution at significantly lower prices than genuine products.” AIR SPRINGS Meritor, Inc. recently announced the launch of Meritor-branded air springs to cover a wide range of commercial vehicle applications. “Meritor air springs are built to exacting Meritor quality and reliability specifications at a competitive price point as we continue to focus on enhancing our service to customers by delivering comprehensive aftermarket solutions,” said Krishna Natarajan, Senior Director, Steering, Suspension

and Drivetrain for Meritor. “The springs are made with robust and exceptional corrosion-resistant components to significantly reduce downtime and maintenance costs.” Meritor air springs are engineered to accommodate higher load-carrying capacities, deliver improved road handling and offer more protection to cargo from shocks and vibrations. Drivers will also benefit from less bounce and a cushioned, smoother ride. The comprehensive new portfolio includes triple and double convoluted, reversible (rolling lobe) and cab-mount air springs covering 85 percent of the applications. Meritor will offer one-year, 100,000-mile warranty coverage on the air springs. For more information about the kits and availability, visit ilability, visit Literature on Demand on meritor. com and search for publication numbers SP-1803 and SP-1804. For more information, visit www., and



PACCAR Parts Delivers Record-Setting Supply Chain Performance


enton, Washington – In 2017, PACCAR Parts set a new record with over 16 million global order lines shipped from its distribution centers. Through state-of-the-art supply chain systems and technology, PACCAR Parts delivered impressive levels of order fulfillment to DAF, Kenworth and Peterbilt dealers, and TRP Stores around the world in 2017. “PACCAR Parts’ number one goal is customer uptime. The effectiveness of our supply chain contributes to our high levels of productivity and efficiency, and these qualities are what make us stand out as the leader in aftermarket parts distribution,” said David Danforth, PACCAR Parts General Manager and PACCAR Vice President. “In addition to our record of shipping 16 million global order lines, we achieved outstanding order shipping accuracy of 99.98 percent and a worldwide same-day order fulfillment rate of over 98 percent. Our global distribution network is exceeding our customers’ expectations by providing quality parts and service that is unmatched in the industry,” said Danforth. PACCAR Parts’ world-class supply chain performance also enables PACCAR Parts’ fleet customers to increase their productivity and profitability. “We are providing our fleet customers with superior aftermarket service,” said Laura Bloch, PACCAR Parts Assistant General Manager – Operations, “By offering collaborative uptime solutions in the 365 Center, PACCAR Parts delivers the right parts to fleet customers.” By significantly reducing delivery lead times, PACCAR Parts is building on its bestin-class performance. “We ensure rapid fulfillment and delivery of truck, trailer, bus and engine part orders,” said Dick Leek, PACCAR Parts Europe General Manager, “Each day, our parts distribution centers (PDCs) ship orders to over 2,200 dealer locations and 132 TRP Stores worldwide. Our parts exceed customer expectations for quality and value; they are backed by an industry-leading warranty and exceptional on-shelf availability at PACCAR dealers worldwide.” PACCAR Parts accomplished this milestone of 16 million global order lines by streamlining its supply chain using stateof-the-art process improvements and technology in its PDCs. “Our speed to delivery, our expansive parts distribution network, and our strong supplier relationships strengthen our commitment to exceeding customers’ expectations. We proactively manage dealer inventory to ensure retail availability. What dealers sell today provides a forecast for worldwide availability tomorrow,” said Bloch. PACCAR Parts recently opened two new PDCs in Australia and Panama, further expanding their PDC network to 18 parts distribution centers worldwide. “Our two

newest distribution centers in Brisbane and Panama City shipped out their first orders in December 2017,” said Tom Floyd, PACCAR Parts General Operations Manager, “By leveraging our close proximity to our customers in Australia and Latin America respectively, we expanded our operations to provide our customers with any part at any time.” The growing worldwide network of distribution centers demonstrates PACCAR Parts’ commitment in providing superior levels of parts quality, availability, delivery and customer service to its customers and dealers. With the backing of its excellent supply chain performance, PACCAR Parts

is ready to help customers 24/7, 365 days a year.

For more information, visit PACCARParts. com.


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Fleet Maintenance & Management

By Robert MacKay

Fleet Maintenance Software is Just Another Tool in Your Shop


hether you manage trucks, manage heavy equipment, or have machines that require regularly scheduled maintenance, it is important that your staff have the right tools at hand to maintain and repair your fleet of equipment. Most often, companies don’t think twice about purchasing the tools and accessories they need on the shop floor. A new hoist or piece of service equipment shows tangible results based on the cost and required usage. However, many organizations still do not view  equipment maintenance software  as a needed tool for their shop, often because they are unaware of the benefits both in time and cost savings.  The argument “We are too small to afford a maintenance software program,” was a valid reason 10 years ago. Today, it is not. There are lots of options that are affordable for businesses of every size.

Pen, paper, and spreadsheets were great fleet management tools in their time; just  not efficient for maintaining equipment maintenance records, and when you factor in all costs they end up costing more in the end to maintain, as opposed to an equipment maintenance software solution that can save you both time and money. Having to keep all paperwork archived is required by law. However, if you are using only this same paperwork to manage your equipment, not only are the decisions you make based on an educated guess or “gut feeling” rather than on actual facts, but also DOT audits are usually stressful and time consuming. If you have a 9/16 wrench in your tool box, you probably wouldn’t use vice grips. Without equipment maintenance software, you do not have a tool for managing warranty parts and service. How much money are you over spending on replacement parts that are under

warranty? Assuming you do your due diligence on every part that you replace on your equipment, how much time did it take you researching it, going through the filing cabinets, spreadsheets, or accounts payable invoices to find out if a part was under warranty or not? Or was that again left to an educated guess? With the right equipment maintenance software, you will have a chest full of tools to help you manage your equipment or fleet efficiently. Never miss a scheduled service again. Set your service reminders for each piece of equipment based on either usage or miles and let the software warn you in advance automatically, based upon parameters you set. Imagine having the ability to plan for service and not have to scramble when services are past due. Take the guess work out of the true cost of repairs. With flexible reporting, you can isolate trends before they become chronic problems. Quickly get the

complete maintenance history without having to spend hours digging into the paperwork with pen, paper, and calculator. Share and print your reports in PDF format. There are online options that even allow you to access the system via the Internet using a web browser. Export your data to spreadsheets or to your accounting software and eliminate the time, errors, and omissions of having someone manually enter Work Orders and Invoices. Have the flexibility to affordably change the system based upon your needs. When you are ready, Fleet Harmony will help you every step along the way to help you make the switch to a powerful and efficient equipment maintenance solution that will help you lower the cost and stress of managing and maintaining your equipment. Feel free to contact me at 844.527.6669 or visit



Mid-Range Diesel Versions of International® HV™ Series Trucks HV507 and HV607 Models Expand Vocational Line-up that Includes a Bridge Formula Solution


nternational Truck unveiled the International® HV™ Series Mid-Range Diesel (MRD) at the World of Concrete 2018 North American Commercial Vehicle Show – that includes a bridge formula truck for the concrete industry. The first models of the International ® HV™ Series, a new line of vocational trucks designed for serious work, pack brawn and brains into a severe service vehicle, were the HV513 and HV613 trucks launched at the North American Commercial Vehicle Show in September 2017. “The HV Series raises the bar for vocational trucks and it is designed to meet the grueling demands of vocational applications,” said Mark Stasell, Vice President, Vocational Truck Business. “The HV Series is a smart solution for our customers in the business of doing serious work, and the new HV507 and HV607 models demonstrate our continued commitment to the vocational 12    March 2018

segment and broaden our products specific to the concrete industry.” Redesigned from the inside out, the HV Series interior was crafted with driver and body company feedback to ensure the most comfortable and productive environment possible, while the exterior continues with powerful styling. The HV Series also features the intelligence of the industry-leading Diamond Logic® electrical system for the automation of tasks and interlocks to help protect both equipment and crew. The truck offers customers an incredibly versatile foundation for any configuration necessary to be productive at any job and includes power options like the International® A26, an engine designed with uptime in its DNA. The HV507 and HV607 models are powered by a choice of the Cummins® B6.7 or L9 engines and have a 107” BBC dimension, which makes them shorter than the HV513 and HV613 models they

NEW INTERNATIONAL CHASSIS: HV507 BRIDGE FORMULA MODEL. A new combination of features come together in the new International HV507 bridge formula model. This chassis includes an aggressive set forward front axle, the Cummins L9 engine, and a rear-engine power take-off (REPTO) to deliver a powerful yet lightweight chassis for key vocational applications, especially concrete placement. HV Series: Brawn and Brains that Never Quit, Taking Uptime to a Whole New Level. complement. The new HV507 and HV607 models are available to order from your local International dealer today, and complete the transition from our previ-

ous International WorkStar® models to the new HV Series. For more information, visit



FLO Components to Show New Products at Truck World 2018


LO Components Ltd. will be exhibiting the Portable TrailerCam at Truck World 2018 – “a revolutionary new product solution for blind spots” according to Gabriel Lopez, Marketing Specialist at FLO. “We introduced the TrailerCam to the Canadian market in 2017, but Truck World is the first big opportunity to showcase it to the trucking industry”, says Lopez. “The Portable TrailerCam is a magnetic, wireless, rechargeable battery operated camera that requires no invasive installation. The product literally can be placed (using strong, rugged magnets) on the side or rear of any truck, trailer or equipment, up to 100 Feet in distance, and can communicate high quality video images and audio to the display monitor in the cab with zero latency or interference.” “Designed and engineered in the USA by Convoy Technologies, LLC, the TrailerCam is waterproof, dustproof and extremely rugged – capable of withstanding the highest industry standards for shock and vibrations. For companies with multiple trailer fleets or equipment, the TrailerCam allows for usage with different trailers, swapping trailers and pairing with other TrailerCam devices.”

GREASE GUN Lincoln, the inventor of the cordless grease gun, remains a valuable partner with technicians, mechanics, maintenance teams, farmers and others for almost every lubrication and preventative maintenance task imaginable. Developed for heavy-duty applications, the 18-volt PowerLuber features a high-output motor and battery technologies that unite

to provide outstanding run time. The PowerLuber’s versatile two-speed design gives it the capability of two powerful tools in one. At the touch of a button, it can deliver high volumes of lubricant (8.5 oz. per minute) at medium pressure or a concentrated stream at high pressure (7500 psi working pressure). The PowerLuber includes a built-in stroke indicator to make it easy to measure total

output. Packed in a convenient heavyduty carrying case molded from impact – and stain-resistant plastic. The model 1844 kit comes complete with the 18v NiCad PowerLuber and two rechargeable batteries (Model 1801), a 110v one-hour charger (Model 1410), and a 30 foot high-pressure flex hose with spring guard (Model 1230). FEATURES: Powerful high-torque motor, 7,500 psi working output pressure, 9 oz/min grease output at 1,000 psi (H), air purge valve for immediate prime, slotted HD casting accepts shoulder strap, 2-speed output selection, high-capacity battery, one-hour smart charger, 30” highpressure whip hose with spring guards and coupler and check-ball accessibility allows easy cleaning of contaminated or hardened grease. GIVEAWAY CONTEST SHORT RULES: No purchase required. Online entries must be received by 11:59:59 p.m. EST on April 15, 2018. In person entries must be received at Truck World 2018 tradeshow, Booth #5638, from 10:00 a.m. EST on April 19 until 2:00 p.m. EST on April 21, 2018. There will be 1 Prize available to be won consisting of a Lincoln 1844 PowerLuber Grease Gun (approximate value CDN $615). Skill testing question required. Open to Canadian residents who are the age of majority in the province or territory of residence at time of entry excluding Quebec. Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries received before contest closes. Limit one entry per person. For full rules and entry details visit: www.flocomponents. com/1844-giveaway/.


The Portable TrailerCam is a magnetic, wireless, rechargeable battery operated camera that requires no invasive installation. Lopez says; “People can come to check out the TrailerCam demo in our booth and while there, they can enter our new contest. We are giving away a Lincoln 1844 PowerLuber Grease Gun (approximate value CDN $615) on the last day of the show.” Visitors at the show can complete an entry form in person at the FLO Booth #5638, from when the doors open on April 19 until 2:00 p.m. EST on April 21. The winner will be selected by a random draw from among all eligible entries on April 21 in the FLO Booth at approximately 2:01 p.m. EST. Those who can’t make it to Truck World can still enter the contest online at FLO’s contest website: www. LINCOLN 1844 POWERLUBER 18V NICAD March 2018   13


New Terex® Advance Charger FDC300 Front Discharge Mixer Truck


he new Terex® Advance Charger FDC300 front discharge mixer represents a first-in-its-class truck design for delivering ready mix concrete to jobsites in congested urban areas. Starting from a fresh design slate, the new Terex Advance Charger series truck is lighter, offers a shorter concrete charge height, and delivers the same tight turning radius characteristics as traditional Terex Advance FD/FDB front discharge mixers. These new attributes of the FDC300 front discharge truck meet the expectations of concrete producers delivering concrete in densely populated cities. Competitively priced with rear discharge mixer trucks, the new FDC300 keeps all the popular benefits offered by the FD/FDB series trucks – driving directly into the jobsite, quickly discharging the load from inside the driver’s cabin and eliminating the chute man – which helps to save companies, on average, up to $50,000 per year. Through  application-matched component selection and new design innovations, total truck weight for the new FDC300 truck has been reduced. The 3-axle truck design incorporates a non-driven front axle, lighter drum and drum drive, powerful 9-liter engine, and durable single frame construction to reduce weight compared to the traditional 3-axle Terex Advance FD3000 front discharge mixer truck. This gives the new FDC300 truck a concrete payload capacity of up to 10 yd3 (7.6 m3). “Producers already receive up to an additional load of concrete delivered

each day with the front discharge design,” says Mark Aubry, Director of Customer Engagement for Terex Advance. “With its lighter weight, the new FDC300 also offers producers more payload per delivery, while meeting axle load limits.” The new Charger series front discharge truck features a 12-ft, 4-in (3.8-m) concrete charge height, making it 16 in (406 mm) shorter than traditional front discharge mixer trucks. The lower profile of this city-class truck eliminates the need to make modifications to the ready mix plant to fill the drum. Offering  a more effective solution than rear discharge mixer trucks for urban concrete delivery, the FDC300 truck’s non-driven front axle with disc brakes offers a rated capacity of 22,800 lb (10,342 kg). The new design allows the truck to take advantage of the axle’s increased  wheel cut to provide a tight turning radius, making it perfect for delivering concrete into congested jobsites and maneuvering the streets of major metropolitan areas. This new Charger front discharge truck comes standard with a redesigned 10-yd3 (7.6-m3) mixer drum with 46-in (1,168-mm) opening for fast and efficient charge/discharge of material. To provide the optimum balance between durability and payload, the drum shell is constructed with 3/16-in (4.8-mm) thick AR400 brinell steel, similar to that of Terex Advance FD/FDB series front discharge mixer trucks. Drum positioning has been moved forward on the frame to offer a one-third to two-thirds weight

Features of the new Terex Advance Charger FDC300 front discharge mixer truck include high payload, low charge height, compact wheel base and tight turning radius. distribution over the front and rear axles respectively to improve driving comfort and responsiveness. Built from the ground up in the Terex Fort Wayne facility by the same craftsmen building the  traditional FD/FDB front discharge trucks, the chassis of the new FDC300 truck incorporates a single rail frame with a 130,000-psi (8,963-bar) tensile strength for added durability. It features the popular Allison® 4560RDS, 6-speed overdrive automatic transmission with maximum 565 hp (421 kW) and 1,650 lb-ft (2,237 nm) torque ratings. A front multileaf spring axle and Hendrickson PRIMAAX® EX air ride tandem axle suspension systems offer a smooth ride to reduce operator fatigue. The new Terex Advance Charger series truck features the latest designs to enhance operating safety. Forward positioning of the cab gives the driver a 20% wider field of view than traditional

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front discharge trucks. The truck’s lower profiled also delivers easier entry/exit of the cab, and its new cab design offers three-point-contact access. New exterior lighting improves truck visibility on the road and at the plant. The new truck is powered by the 380 hp (283 kW) Cummins 9L CARB and EPA 2017 complaint diesel engine. The driver controls concrete discharge and chute positioning from inside the cab, and a new chute extension storage design provides for natural driver movements for installing/uninstalling. All fluid fillpoints and checks for the engine and water, fuel and DEF tanks are conveniently located in a centralized service area on the truck’s street side. Capacity for the fuel and water tanks are 70 gal (265 l) and 125 gal (473 l) respectively. More information about Terex  Advance front discharge mixer tracks can be found at


By Dan Malloy

Cab & Application: Getting the Right Fit


’ve never heard of anyone going out and purchasing a cab and chassis just to drive around, so it’s pretty safe to say that when someone buys a cab and chassis they are going to use it for a specific purpose. So they probably have plans to attach some sort of work body to that cab and chassis. The possibilities are endless. Any type of body imaginable can be attached to a cab and chassis, but the secret is matching the work body with the appropriate configuration. It’s not just as simple as buying a setup that looks appropriate…you need to be sure. I knew of a government organization that got a great deal on a rig that they were planning to use to install and repair traffic 14    March 2018

signs. The truck looked great and they saved a pile of money. The only problem was that the utility box was installed on the chassis by one dealer and a scissor lift by another. The box and the lift together greatly exceeded the manufacturer’s rating for the cab and chassis. The truck was unsafe and had to be dismantled. Be sure! Be sure of what you are going to use the vehicle for. Will it be used for one specific purpose or do you need a truck to perform multiple functions? Some cities use garbage trucks to plow snow so in that instance the truck needs to be built around both tasks. All wheel drive may be needed for the operator to maximize efficiency in that application. That adds to

the cost of the vehicle but they may save the cost of purchasing a second truck. If the truck is only going to be used for one specific purpose then it may be easier to find something ‘off the shelf’ that meets your needs. Once your needs are clearly established then you can focus on specific manufacturers and retailers. Starting with a dealer that you trust may only be that…a start. If you simply purchase the same equipment over and over again that is one thing, but that changes if you suddenly need something different. A utility company with bucket trucks may have to go and get a vacuum body which is outside of the norm. Shop around for the right fit. Oh, and on a final note, don’t forget to

include the people that will be using your equipment. They are the best resource for practical information. Good luck with your cab and chassis experience and hopefully you found the right fit. Safety tip: If you use temporary drivers from a driver service then please ensure that they are trained on your safety policies and that they know how to get assistance should they have an event while operating your vehicle. Remember that you are responsible for pretty well everything that they do out there. Dan Malloy is the Fleet Safety and Compliance Specialist with Mobilizz Inc., a leading telematics provider. Dan can be reached at, visit


Cross Border Services

By Dawn Truell

Cab & Chassis in a Security Environment


s you all know, I work in the heightened security world and therefore my contribution to this month’s topic, Cab & Chassis, will be geared towards a security perspective. When conducting your 17 point inspections on your conveyances pre and post trip, make sure you pay special attention to your cab storage compartments, dashboard, floor/carpet, ceiling, bumper, engine area, fuel tanks, air tanks, drive shafts, fifth wheel area, and outside undercarriage. Verify that no one has tampered with any of these or lifted/removed anything. Or maybe

someone stuck something in your bunk area; recently for example, a duffle bag had been thrown into a driver’s cab bunk area while he was at a truck stop grabbing a coffee. He hadn’t checked the cab once he got back into his truck. Later upon secondary inspection at the border, not only was the strange duffle bag found, but the contents included contraband, although he had no knowledge of this. At the borders remember you are guilty until proven innocent so take extra special care to do your daily pre and post and en route trip inspections.

NEW BORDER SECURITY APP This new App is the Known Traveller Digital Identity. This will have all of your personal information on your mobile devices. While it’s a pilot program now, by 2020 it will hit our Country’s borders. For those of us travelling to a nd from the USA and Canada, not to worry, this is being launched currently between Canada and the Netherlands for Airline travel, similar to our Nexus cards; however the content is far greater. Wait until you hear this! To qualify and obtain this traveler digital ID you will need to provide detailed information from your


Freightliner Features Detroit DD8


he Detroit DD8 engine was showcased at the 2018 World of Concrete alongside Freightliner Trucks’ breadth of options for the vocational market. “The DD8 engine combines the durability and efficiency expected from Detroit with the features best suited for vocational applications,” said Kelly Gedert, Director of Product Marketing for Freightliner Trucks and Detroit Components. “As highlighted in our World of Concrete booth, the DD8 is part of our overall strategy for having the right solution for any job.” Ideal for the vocational truck market, the DD8 has a horsepower range of 260350HP and a torque range of 660-1050 lb-ft. It features best-in-class maintenance intervals and is available with the engine and transmission power-take-off options needed for vocational applications. The DD8 displayed at World of Concrete will also show Detroit’s variable cam-phasing technology for more efficient after-treatment performance.

The engine was also displayed in the Freightliner 108SD set-back axle ProAll volumetric mixer truck. Additional highlights include: ·Two Freightliner trucks with custom interior options installed by SportChassis. The 114SD Beck rear discharge mixer and the 114SD concrete pump are spec’d with options such as an in-dash Kenwood Double DIN stereo and turn signal and reverse camera display screen, custom interior door panels, and interior LED step lights. An 114SD Beck rear discharge mixer with an Allison 4700 Rugged Duty Series (RDS) transmission. The 4700 RDS is a newer option for the 114SD, and provides smooth, seamless full-power shifts and enhanced starting and acceleration. All trucks featured in Freightliner’s booth at World of Concrete were spec’d with Detroit engines, which include the Detroit Connect Virtual Technician remote diagnostic solution. Virtual Technician helps customers make informed service decisions within minutes of an engine or after-treatment fault event.

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bank statements to your university education and even your vaccination records! As with the Nexus and FAST cards, fingerprints, retina and facial recognition scans will also be utilized. Obviously this is for extreme heightened security for International travel due to the extremely high rates of terrorism going on around the world in today’s society. The Known Traveler Digital Identity will be checked prior to checking your bags in for your flight, unlike the Nexus card which is checked at the security checkpoint post bag drop. Another cool thing about this card? It has the ability through the system to track where you go around the world and will update your records automatically. For more information or to aid in the fight against terrorism and safety & compliance programs such as C-TPAT, FAST, PIP, TTP, CSA, contact Cross Border Services at www.crossborderservices. ca, email


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Tires & Wheels

By Jeffrey Parks, Managing Director, Retread Tire Association

Conversation with a Retreader: Techno Pneu, Inc.


e recently spoke with JeanFrançois Marquis about Centre Techno Pneu in Quebec; his family’s retreading and manufacturing business, and some of the benefits they could share with our readers. Techno Pneu, carries tires for touring, pick-ups, heavy vehicles, specialty tires and much more, with a distribution center for new tires, a retreading shop for heavy vehicle tires, an ultramodern tire remolding shop and four service locations. Here are some excerpts from that interview. RTA: Can you give us a quick overview of how Techno Pneu is expanding, and what is the status of the company? TP: We’ve had good success proving the quality of our retreads. We won first place in competitions at the Retread Expo in New Orleans three years in a row. We manufacture in Quebec, and are proud to say our quality and workmanship is very good. We always strive to use state of the art machinery and equipment, and invest about one-quarter to one-half million dollars per year on state of the art machinery. Also, this year we are building a new warehouse in Quebec of about 75,000 square feet.

RTA: Let’s talk about the retreading business. How do you see things growing, shrinking, or what is your positive outlook? TP: For our retreading operation, recently we have begun a large contract with the government of Quebec, here with a major city in the province of Quebec. We have this contract for three years. Also we get great support from our main product supplier, VIPAL Rubber. RTA: What are some of the challenges of maintaining a successful tire and retreading business? TP: One of the biggest challenges of course is the difficulty of competing with cheap, Chinese imported tires. To counter this we need more support from the government, to limit or ban the import of substandard tire products. These inexpensive, Chinese tires are for the most part, not retreadable. So basically the casings wind up going to waste, and not being retreaded. To maintain our standards, we don’t want to touch that kind of substandard casing, and this is a problem everywhere in North America right now. It’s causing some deep losses for retreaders and manufacturers.


New Brake Rotors


bex ® , one of Federal-Mogul Motorparts’ leading commercial vehicle (CV) brands, has recently introduced a new series of premium brake rotors for the heavyduty market. Designed to work in conjunction with its Air Disc Brake (ADB) pads, these new products are available across 8 different Class Eight applications, covering nearly 98 percent of the HD ADB market. Abex offers a pad and rotor combination for the most popular Bendix, Meritor and Wabco Air Disc Brake systems. Featuring E-Shield™  protective coating technology, Abex rotors are easier to remove, due to less corrosion and rusting on the attaching surface. Each rotor also contains a directionally smooth finish and offers quality design for maximum performance and reliability. Abex premium brake rotors feature 16    March 2018

precision mill balance technology to prevent common performance issues such as pedal pulsation and brake noise caused by improper balance. Each rotor’s micro finish aids in proper seating of the friction material, reducing pad break-in time. Abex pad and rotor combinations are engineered to work t o g e t h e r t o p r ov i d e optimum stopping and extended life. “More and more fleets have started utilizing ADB applications, and as such, we recognize their desire for a premium solution to all their wheelend needs,” said Dennis Griffin, Product Manager, Abex, Federal-Mogul Motorparts. “Abex rotors not only offer the quality that customers expect, but also address common complaints such as unsightly corrosion of the rotors and ease of installation.” To learn more about Abex rotors, visit


RTA: In phone calls with our members I hear this again and again. I spoke with a member in Florida last month that is retiring and closing his business, largely because, he said, ‘we just don’t want to battle the Chinese imports anymore’. TP: And also, here in the province of Quebec there are three operations that have closed their doors in the last few months. One Michelin, one Bandag and one Goodyear retread factory have closed here. That’s bad news for them. Maybe it’s good for us, having fewer players in the game, but overall it’s disturbing. There were also seven or eight GCR stores closed in the province of Quebec recently. We are also facing issues such as the banning of passenger retread/remold tires in Ontario. We have asked government representatives to come to our facilities to discuss the lack of regulation or certification for retreaded tires. In Europe for example, you have laws that regulate retreads and legitimize them. Here in North America, we have no such

regulation. In our case, inspectors have told us that our retreads should be classified as new tires, which is not the case. This causes instability and confusion in the business. RTA: What else is Techno Pneu doing in 2018? TP: Besides building the new warehouse, we are improving our computer software system, so it will be a great improvement for better follow-up with our customers and products. Also we’re adding six new molds on the remolding process in six new sizes, so we’re remolding more 18 and 20-inch tires and in that range. RTA: Is Techno Pneu going to be present at any of the educational and tire expos this year? TP: Absolutely. We will be attending Tire Cologne 2018 in Germany in May of this year. For more info, you can contact Centre Techno Pneu at or call 800.463.0747.


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Cummins Off Road News

ummins is pleased to announce its engineers have completed 100 Stage V customer installations to date, with 30% being brand new ones. These include air compressors, back-hoe loaders, dump trucks, fork lift trucks, container handlers, drills, pavers, cranes, excavators, wheeled loaders and snow groomers. From 74 to 503 kW (100-675 hp), Cummins Stage V engines do more with less, delivering benefits for equipment operators and manufacturers.  For operators of construction equipment, they deliver higher performance for more machine capability. Simpler architecture with fewer parts means more reliability, and more productivity.  Improved fuel efficiency with extended service intervals drives lower running costs. The engines are more compact with less weight, less to cool, less installation complexity and lower installation cost for manufacturers. “Whilst most manufacturers have adopted a ‘same as’ strategy from Stage IV to Stage V with little change, Cummins technology leadership has enabled us to deliver improved products with reduced complexity for our customers. For example the Single ModuleTM aftertreatment and its higher NOx conversion capability has supported the removal of EGR from our 3.8 to 9 litre engines. This has positioned us for opportunities with manufacturers who had not necessarily considered Cummins in the past,” said Hugh Foden, Executive Director, Off-Highway Business. Cummins B6.7 and L9 Stage V products will be certified and ready to start production in April, eight months in advance of

the legislated date. They both offer higher power output and torque for improved machine capability. Top-rated power for the Stage V B6.7 moves up to 243 kW (326 hp) with a peak torque of 1375 Nm –a 30 percent increase over that of Stage IV. The L9 top rating increases from 298 kW (400 hp) up to 321 kW (430 hp) at Stage V together with a 13 percent increase in peak torque to 1846 Nm. “The higher capability of our Stage V engines is delivering down-sizing opportunities for our OEM customers.  For example, the B6.7’s increase in capability means that it is replacing engines of higher displacement with no impact on equipment operation.  This is delivering reductions in initial installation costs for OEMs as well as running costs for operators,” added Foden. The F3.8 and B4.5 engines will also be ready prior to the required date of 2020, with substantial increases in power and torque for Stage V.  The 3.8-litre moves from 97 kW (130 hp) at Stage IV to 129 kW (173 hp) at Stage V, while the 4.5-litre engine jumps from 129 kW (173 hp) to 149 kW (200 hp). Peak torque of the F3.8 increases by more than 20 percent, to 620  Nm,  and an 11 percent increase moves the B4.5 up to 780 Nm. Visit for more information. ELECTRIFY INTERMAT PARIS Cummins has announced that the company will show an electrified powertrain concept suitable for off-highway applications at Intermat Paris, April 23-28. A range extended electric vehicle driveline (REEV) will be displayed on Cummins

stand F021 in hall 5A for the first time. Cummins REEV combines battery power with a compact engine-generator, using a 4-cylinder Stage V F3.8 engine. It is designed to replace a standard driveline using larger Cummins or competitive diesel engines up to 9 litres capacity for applications from wheeled loaders to mobile cranes, terminal tractors to excavators. The system uses a high-efficiency traction motor providing continuous torque of 1,850 Nm, eliminating the need for gear shifting and dramatically reducing powertrain noise. An instant peak torque boost up to 3400 Nm is available when the machine hits difficult working conditions. “We are expanding Cummins portfolio of products to reflect the alternative power needs of the future. We’re developing a range of options such as alternative fuels, range extenders and full electric power to complement our Stage V clean diesels and provide customers with the best solution for their machines,” said Hugh Foden, Executive Director Off-Highway Business. The REEV system’s electronic control logic blends the energy use between the

engine-generator and battery to best suit the operational needs. The enginegenerator will automatically recharge the battery pack as needed. Operators will also have the option for overnight charging with plug-in capability. “The variation in off-highway applications means that it is not one-size fits all. Our concept is modular so that it could be applied to a variety of equipment and offer the same range and operation as today, yet deliver significant improvements in efficiency and emissions,” added Foden. The modular design allows the system to be aligned with the capability and duty cycle of the machinery. The high-density battery enclosure and engine can be sized to deliver the best balance between ultra-low emission and zero emission operation. “Our REEV concept will be viable for emerging opportunities where even lower emissions are required to improve air quality, particularly in urban and port side locations,” concluded Foden. Visit for more information.



Optical Frame Assessment System


his exclusively designed system features a single infrared camera that captures the initial conditions of a damaged frame, allowing the operator to determine what corrective measures need to be taken. The camera, which has a selfcontained light source for accuracy, connects with retro-reflective targets mounted with self-centering frame gauges that accurately represent vehicle conditions. The 3D system is capable of accurate initial condition reporting, dynamic tracking of corrections as they are made and final condition reporting relative to appropriate specification tolerances.

HOW THE SYSTEM WORKS: • Enter specific vehicle data and capture “before” pictures of the damaged areas to upload to diagnosis software. • Properly mount the frame gauges on the truck rails. New lock design secures the gauges to the frame, ensuring that they sit 90-degrees to the frame. Focus the camera and capture coordinates of all points on all targets. • The 3D system diagnoses and illustrates the condition(s). Results are documented and a report is generated showing before and after photos and frame assessment data. For more information, visit www.


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Keeping Your Vehicles Clean

By Jack Jackson

Washing – Soft Touch or Touchless


uestions still continue in the industry on what is the best method to wash a vehicle. Brushes scratch and a touchless wash doesn’t clean the film off vehicles. Those are the two myths most believe. Both are somewhat true when you are not optimizing the equipment or the proper methods to maximize the results. It is the history of neglect by owners of the machinery that keep these myths alive. Let’s discuss brushes first. Soft touch brushing of vehicles through the proper method in today’s world is not an issue. Brushes have come a long way from the old days. Lamb skin, foam, cruciform polyethylene are a few of the materials today that have taken the old myth out of brushing cars. Utilizing a proper brush on an automatic spinning or jigging cylinder will reduce the amount of chemicals required to wash a vehicle. Most people don’t realize, but the chemical or soap actually keeps the brushes clean as well

as assisting in the removal of dirt from vehicles. Many people don’t realize the importance of the proper soap to ensure maximum performance. Also, most machine brushes must be replaced regularly to ensure the structure and length are correct for the maximum cleaning. Another typical oversight by most operators is allowing worn out brushes to clean vehicles. Once the structure or length of the brush is compromised, there can be issues in cleaning by the brushes. It’s the same as trying to sweep with a worn out broom, there will be streaks and lines of dirt left behind. We have been selling brush machines for 27 years and have heard of every issue there could be with brush problems. It always comes down to the two same issues: 1. Worn out brushes. 2. Improper use of chemicals/soap. We have been selling both polyethylene and foam brushes for over 20 years. To give you an example, our polyethylene brushes will last 20,000 washes and our foam brushes will last 50,000 washes. That is

Petro-Canada Lubricants

all dependent on what you are washing as well. If you wash flat surfaces, your brushes can last even longer. Using the proper soap will add time to your brushes by increasing the lubricity and removing the grime. Touchless washing of vehicles is a much more complicated initiative. There is a reliance on proper spraying of water, temperature, positioning of vehicle, positioning of water nozzles, chemical composition and dwell time, to achieve optimum results. Any negligence of one of these, in whole or part, will result in poor quality of washing. Many don’t pay attention to the maintenance of the machinery, and they use the least amount of chemical or a less expensive chemical to achieve results that are believed to be as good as the original setup from the manufacturer. As most times, the wash bay is out of sight, out of mind and gets little attention until it breaks. That is most unfortunate because these breakdowns are costly on both fronts, the emergency call from the

manufacturer to fix the machine and the loss of washing vehicles for the downtime period. Visit your wash bay periodically to see what is happening with the machinery. You will be surprised at the results when you ensure the proper maintenance, chemicals and brushes are all working together to achieve fabulous results. No machine is a miracle worker until the day all vehicles are “flat only” and “exact same size” can someone build the perfect washing system to clean every nook and cranny of your vehicles. Compromise on minor cleaning is acceptable, but to pay for excessive dirt residue left on the vehicle with streaks due to neglect is not the right way to do business. Call your expert now and get your cleaning optimized. Jack Jackson is President of Awash Systems Corp. Email: or call 1.800.265.7405. Visit our website North America’s leader in Fleet Washing Solutions.


By Brian Humphrey, OEM Technical Liaison

What is the Role of Fuel Economy in 2018?


ven more emphasis is continuing to be placed on seeking improved fuel efficiency from both an environmental and cost savings perspective. According to new data released at the start of the year, the largest source of greenhouse gas pollution in the US is now transport – cars, trucks, planes, trains and shipping – overtaking power generation for the first time.

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A FOCUS ON FUEL ECONOMY TO REDUCE EMISSIONS The industry has seen significant gains in fuel economy over recent years, but there is more that fleets can be doing to improve efficiency and minimize greenhouse gas emissions. All vehicle emissions are the by-product of the combustion of fuel in air to produce power, so it stands to reason that if you can improve the efficiency of that conversion process you will consume less fuel and therefore generate proportionally less unwanted emissions, while also achieving cost savings. To that end, fuel economy has become a primary driver in the design process for OEMs – not only for engines but the vehicle as a whole. BENEFITS OF LUBRICANTS TO FUEL ECONOMY Lubricants also play an important role in contributing to the fuel economy of fleets. The industry is moving towards lower viscosity oils, which deliver better fuel economy and significantly reduce carbon emissions. These oils minimize frictional losses between moving

components of the engine and reduce pumping and spinning losses, resulting in less viscous drag and improved fuel economy. This enables engines to run more efficiently and use less fuel, while still offering improved levels of wear protection. The API CK-4 and FA-4 categories, launched in December 2016, have been specially designed to work with more fuel efficient, low emissions diesel engines, which can otherwise stress conventional lubricants and accelerate the rate of oil oxidation and degradation. Specifically, we expect FA-4 oils to deliver up to 2% improved fuel economy over conventional SAE 15W-40, and to result in up to 1% better fuel economy versus an API CK-4 SAE 10W-30 diesel engine oil in on-road service. Of course, we strongly recommend fleet owners consult with their OEMs to determine which oil is most suitable for their fleets. THE FUTURE OF FUEL ECONOMY The automotive industry has witnessed rapid change in recent years as OEMs have worked to refine engine design and

other driveline features – for example, the choice of tires and transmission design – to improve fuel economy. Future engine designs and tomorrow’s operating conditions will demand even more protection from your engine oil. DURON™ Next Generation heavy duty diesel engine oils have been re-engineered to substantially improve durability by improving oxidation, aeration control and shear stability to meet current and future demands. Regardless of legislative shifts, fuel economy will remain a key issue for fleets. Combining design improvements and the most appropriate engine lubricant results in improved efficiency, as well as enhanced performance and reliability, greater hardware protection and reduced vehicle downtime. Improvements in fuel economy are positive for the environment, and also for the bottom line of the industry. Further information about DURON Next Generation is available online at www. ™ Owned or used under license.



Why Is This Being Ignored? BY KENT SMERDON


ehicle aerodynamic drag has two constants: it is undefeatable and it costs you money. The North American trucking industry has two constants: trailers load from the rear and drivers accidentally collide with docks. Two more constants: tractor OEMs keep touting their slick new aero friendly designs, but trailers, their big butt ends being the biggest drag culprits of all, are virtually ignored. If fuel and performance issues claim top of mind in the industry, why do companies, even members of the coveted Top 100 lists, consistently fail to address this critical drag region when a proven cost effective drag reduction solution exists? Aero drag has another constant: drag increases as the square of the vehicle airspeed - everywhere, not just at the front. This is aerodynamic law - not a suggestion. A truck driving 60 mph (speedometer) with a 30 mph tail wind has an aero drag of “x”. Turn that truck around, drive the same speed into the now 30 mph head wind and the drag skyrockets to 9 times x! - including the suction drag at the trailer doors. There’s more. The more aerodynamic-

ally efficient the tractor is, the higher the airspeed reaching the trailer doors. That means higher suction drag at that location even at the same speed. Put another way, since vehicle drag is cumulative the more aero attention paid to the front of the rig, the more attention must be paid to the rear if total drag reduction is the goal. Why is this part of the vehicle still ignored? After-market rear mounted devices that physically alter the shape of the trailer are proven but can be problematic. One is applicable to side loading trailers only. Another, applicable for use on rear loaders, is heavy, prone to snow accumulation, relatively expensive to purchase and install yielding longer ROI times. They can be complex devices requiring maintenance, driver “participation” to deploy and stow, (or through use of expensive complex auto deploy systems) and are liable to collision damage and repair revenue loss via yard manoeuvering mishaps or loading dock/trailer door contact. A simple low cost wind tunnel proven solution for drag reduction at vehicle rears has been on the market for over twenty years and sold worldwide. It mounts on the sides and top of trac-

tors and trailers, not on rear surfaces, weighs about four pounds per unit, is maintenance free and will deliver fuel savings in the 3% to 5% range when both tractor and trailer are fitted. It offers vehicle stability improvements increasing safety, reducing driver stress and fatigue. It provides spray suppression benefits improving visibility in rain for all road users. They work constantly whenever the truck is at speed, not just

when deployed. It is the Airtab® vortex generator, visit ROI for long haul ops is 60 to 90 days. As Kevin Rutherford once said, “Airtabs are a no-brainer for any truck operation.” Follow us on Facebook #airtabfuelsavers. Visit us at Booth 68232, West Wing Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, KY, March 22-24, 2018.


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

Account & Records Management


Bookkeeping For Your Business & Personal Finances

FLO Components Ltd.

Toll Free: 905.767.5458

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

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

Balanced Pennies Bookkeeping

For all your bookkeeping needs contact us today

Tel: 613.438.7748 Fax: 613.651.9888

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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

Ramanjeet Tung Professional Corporation

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

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

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

ITR Canada Inc.

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

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

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

81 Northline Road Toronto, ON M4B 3E9

“Your Goals Are Our Priority.”

6950 Kenderry Gate Mississauga, ON L5T 2S7 ELD ADMINISTRATION

CompliancyPlus When you outsource your administrative responsibilities to COMPLIANCYPLUS +, we can effectively reduce your cost

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

H.O.S. compliance, and save you money.

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


Carmen Transportation

Toll Free: 800.677.9038 Tel: 416.759.2245

We are a family-oriented business looking to hire Company

Fax: 416.759.5890

Drivers and select O/O for cross-border and Ontario/Quebec

Service, Experience, Technology, Innovation!

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Kee Human Resources

for E.L.D. Maintenance and Administration, increase Driver

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

Beka-Lube Products Inc.

5314 Trafalgar Road Milton, ON L9E 0Y8 Tel: 905.878.7161 or


DPF Cleaning Specialists

S.E.T.I. Inc.

Fax: 905.564.3166

Tel: 905.670.3426


Tel: 905.564.3155

Fax: 905.670.3436

2830 Argentia Road, Unit 9 Mississauga, ON L5N 8G4 Toll Free: 888.862.7461 Tel: 905.821.1050 Fax: 905.858.0597

Toll Free: 877.438.3155

Toll Free: 877.670.3426

“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.”

#1, 7337 Pacific Circle Mississauga, ON L5T 1V1

“Safety Training. Your Expert Provider.”




Danatec Educational Services Ltd.


Pat’s Driveline “Over 35 years of Driveline Manufacturing Expertise” ALBERTA

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

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

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





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

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

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

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

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

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

Walmart Fleet

“Others Promise… We Deliver”

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

White Glove Service and Industry Expertise. Same-day

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

funding, including weekends. Customized competitive rates.


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

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

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

176 Seacliff Drive West Leamington, ON N8H 3Y5 Toll Free: 877.653.9426 Tel: 519.419.5044 Fax: 855.295.6605

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

Accutrac Capital Solutions Inc. “Accutrac provides cash flow solutions structured specifically for the freight and trucking industry. We’ve made factoring easy to understand and affordable with one low cost, all in. Qualification is easy and funding is available same day.”

74 Mississaga Street East Orillia, ON L3V 1V5 Toll Free: 866.531.2615 Toll Free Fax: 866.531.2651 —

Arthur J. Gallagher Canada Limited Package policies for both local and long haul fleets.

120 South Town Centre Blvd. Markham, ON L6G 1C3 Toll Free: 800.267.6670 Tel: 905.479.6670



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

2830 Argentia Road, Unit 9 Mississauga, ON L5N 8G4 Toll Free: 888.862.7461 Tel: 905.821.1050 Fax: 905.858.0597

Liquid Capital Midwest Corp.

English or Punjabi Call Monty at 800.267.1888 or 613.961.5144 extn 123

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

Beka-Lube Products Inc. “Providing a selection of hand-held grease guns from the world-leading MATO application hardware. It delivers safe, reliable and environmentally-friendly handling of lubricants. Operators are able to apply grease precisely to the zerks or surfaces, but without the residual mess long associated with the lubricating process.”


International Truckload Services Inc.

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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

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

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

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

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

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

Canadian Insurance Brokers Inc. 1 Eglinton Ave. East, Suite 415 Toronto, ON M4P 3Z1 Tel: 416.486.0951 Fax: 416.489.5311 March 2018   21






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

Aird & Berlis LLP Aird & Berlis is a recognized as both a pioneer and a leader in transportation law. We provide strategic legal and business advice to companies operating in or servicing the transportation sector in Canada. Our range of expertise includes border security, customs compliance and enforcement, carrier safety, licensing and suspension, labour and employment, M&A, independent operator and tax matters.

Brookfield Place 181 Bay Street, Suite 1800 Toronto, ON M5J 2T9 Tel: 416.865.4642 • Fax: 416.863.1515

Catalys Lubricants 7483, Progress Way Delta BC V4G 1E7 Toll Free: 855.946.4226 Tel: 604.946.4226 Fax: 604-946-1499 ON-BOARD SCALES


HUB International Ontario Ltd. Transportation Insurance

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

Truck Parking Available

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

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

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

90 des Distributeurs Val d’Or, QC J6P 6Y1 Tel: 855.824.1151 Fax: 819.824.9463

Vulcan On-Board Scales

On-Board weighing systems for the trucking industry. QUÉBEC – EAST

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

#11-1642 Langan Avenue Port Coquitlam, BC V3C 1K5 Toll Free: 800.663.0854 Tel: 604.944.1481 Fax: 604.944.1482


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

730 Permit Services Inc.

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 LUBRICANTS ONTARIO – WHITBY

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!

RP Oil

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

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

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

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.

Jones Deslauriers Insurance Management Inc. ™

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



Transportation Insurance

C.U.T.C. Inc. Serving the Transportation industry since 1989.

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

OAKVILLE Captive Employee & Owner-Operator Benefits for Groups



HUB International Ontario Ltd. 2265 Upper Middle Road East, Suite 700 Oakville, ON L6H 0G5 Toll Free: 800.263.2383 Tel: 905.847.5500 • Fax: 905.847.6613

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

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

HUB International Ontario Ltd. Transportation Insurance

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



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

Fleet-Tax 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

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



Load Covering Solutions Ltd.

535 Mill Street Woodstock, ON N4S 0A9 Tel: 519.537.8658 Fax: 519.537.7956

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

“Keeping You Covered”




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

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

“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

24 Hour Heavy Towing

Toll Free: 888.667.5438 • Tel: 416.398.9474 TOWING SERVICES

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

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

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

1868 Drew Road Mississauga, ON L5S 1J6 Tel: 905.677.2771 • Fax: 905.677.2774 TRUCK ACCESSORIES, PARTS & SUPPLIES

Bedard Tankers Inc.

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


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

Toll Free: 888.407.3830 Contacts:


Mike Trianos


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


Kevin Quick

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

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

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


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

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

500 Minimizer Way S.E. Blooming Prairie, MN 55917 Toll Free: 800.248.3855 Tel: 507.583.2112 Fax: 507.583.7540 TRUCK BODIES



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 ALBERTA

Fort Garry Industries

Transcourt Tank Leasing

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

M.T.T. Repair Services Inc.


Fort Garry Industries

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

For Traction locations see page 32

5785 Place Turcot Montreal, QC H4C 1V9 Tel: 514.937.1670 • Fax: 514.937.2190


Fort Garry Industries


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


Abrams Towing




For TruckPro locations see page 33

“Service Across Ontario”


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 SASKATCHEWAN


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

Fort Garry Industries

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

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

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

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

Drive Star Shuttle System Ltd. Providing “drive-away” and “tow-away” services to the class 6, 7 and 8 truck markets in both Canada and the United States.

1625 Stone Church Road East Hamilton, ON L8W 3Y5 Toll Free: 866.378.7827 Tel: 289.285.3000 March 2018   23





Fort Garry Industries Sales and NSM certified installation of snow plows, sanders, mixers, dump bodies and more. TRUCK EXHAUST SALES & SERVICE

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

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

SWS Safety Warning Systems A quality North American Manufacturer since 1969, SWS Warning Lights Inc. is known for innovation, service and high qulity safety warning lights. We look to constantly progress as a company so we can provide you with the best built lights for your fleet.

7695 Blackburn Parkway Niagara Falls, ON L2H 0A6 Toll Free: 877.357.0222 Tel: 905.357.0222 • Fax: 905.357.9122

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

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

Texis Truck Exhaust “Diesel Performance Specialists”

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

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

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

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


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

230 Travail Road Markham, ON L3S 3J1 Toll Free: 800.268.5612 Tel: 905.209.9744 Toll Free Fax: 800.267.9024 Fax: 905.209.9757 24    March 2018

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


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

C & R Transmission Service Ltd. Your Complete Driveline Service Center. Authorized Allison Overhaul & Maintenance Dealer. Large Inventory of the Most Popular Clutches, Transmissions & Differentials. FactoryTrained Rebuilders & 9 Service Bays.

Surgenor Truck Group Eastern Ontario/Western Quebec’s largest group of independent truck dealerships has built a reputation as durable as the brands that we sell and lease. The Surgenor Truck Group includes two Truck Centres, one in Ottawa, & one in Kingston, as well as 4 service affiliates (Belleville, Gatineau & 2 in Cornwall) providing regularly scheduled maintenance as well as on-call 24/7 for roadside assistance, & parts delivery.

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

Awash Systems Corp. Automatic Wash Systems & Water Treatment Recycling Systems customized to your requirements. 19 Community Avenue, Unit 2 Stoney Creek, ON L8E 2X9 Toll Free: 800.265.7405 Tel: 905.662.2662 Fax: 888.407.9498 USED OIL FURNACES & BOILERS [SALES & SERVICE]


CALGARY 7170 Blackfoot Trail SE Calgary, AB T2H 2M1 Toll Free: 800.661.1378 Tel: 403.252.3880 Fax: 403.252.6308 EDMONTON 14811-116th Avenue Edmonton, AB T5M 3E8 Toll Free: 800.661.8825 Tel: 780.452.6933 Fax: 780.455.8612 NEW BRUNSWICK

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

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

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

Compass Vehicle Delivery Inc.


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

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

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

Open Mike

By Mike McCarron, Left Lane Associates

Giving Pays Dividends


n trucking, charity used to entail giving customers a jug of Crown Royal and a box of stogies. Not anymore. Truckers across the country are making a real difference in their local communities. Their charitable efforts not only help those in need, but pay dividends in employee loyalty and the company brand. Angela Splinter, CEO of Trucking HR Canada, told me that all the recognized fleets in her highly touted Top Fleet Employers program are involved in some form of charitable giving. Splinter added that “fleets are better connecting their charitable activities with their employees as they see benefits in morale, team building, and recruitment.” I had the pleasure to tip a few with industry charitable-giving guru Pete Dalmazzi. “Rexdale Petey” is the founder of the Trucks for Change network, which arranges donated truck capacity so charities can save the transportation costs of distributing food and materials. Drawing on our

industry’s community consciousness and deep family roots, he has helped charitable organizations save hundreds of thousands of dollars. He’ll be the first to tell you that involving employees in volunteering and community giving is great for business. If you’re looking to harness the power of charity at your fleet, here are some things to consider before you head to the liquor and cigar stores. EMPOWER YOUR PEOPLE Sending a cheque to the local Red Cross is admirable (and needed) but there’s a better approach. New research by Great Place to Work indicates that when employees are involved in charitable efforts at the office, they feel a deeper commitment and connection to their employer. In a service business like trucking, I’m not sure there’s a more powerful tool for growing your business than loyal staffers who love working for your fleet and respect your role in the community. I bet their enthusiasm will also generate

a bigger cheque for their charity. YOUR OWN BACKYARD There’s nothing wrong with raising money to fight poverty in Africa, but I’m a firm believer that charitable giving is most powerful in your own backyard. There are people sleeping on the streets and going hungry in every Canadian community. Helping folks closer to home may be more gratifying for you and your employees. And local charities can work with you personally to provide ideas and support. EXPERTEERING Most people have more time to give than money. Look for volunteer programs that take advantage of your employees’ professional expertise. If you’re a lawyer it’s called pro bono work. If you’re a trucker or logistics pro, it’s called “experteering”. Think of the difference your Chief Financial Officer could make by helping the local hospice do its annual budget, or what your logistics manager could accomplish by working with a food bank to find refrigerated warehouse space.

MILLENNIAL MAGIC Charitable giving is especially important to the 18-to-35- year-old set that our industry is so desperate to attract. A survey of more than 2,000 individuals found that millennials are far more likely to work for a company where a commitment to charity is part of its brand. Speaking of brand, leaders like Pete and Angela – combined with the charity of truckers from coast to coast – are helping to change the negative perception of our industry, which has driven me nuts for years. If you want to help, start with Trucks for Change ( Please help someone in need, any time of the year, because charity pays. Mike McCarron is the president of Left Lane Associates, a firm specializing in growth strategies, both organic and through mergers and acquisitions. A 30-year industry veteran, Mike founded MSM Transportation, which he sold in 2012. He can be reached at mmccarron@leftlaneassociates. ca, 416.931.7212, or @AceMcC on Twitter.


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


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











Koch Fuel Products Inc. (Petro Pass)

Jepson Petroleum Ltd.

Morris Husky

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



Calgary Husky Travel Centre

Husky Travel Centre

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

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


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


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


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


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


Adams Industrial Supplies Inc.

Serving your transportation & inductrial needs.

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

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

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

RoadKing Travel Centre Strathcona Inc. 26 Strathmoor Drive Sherwood Park, AB T8H 2B6 Tel: 780.417.9400 Fax: 780.417.9449


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


Vulcan Auto Truck Stop (Petro-Pass) 108 Service Road, Box 1230 Vulcan, AB T0L 2B0 Tel: 403.485.6905

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Dogwood Valley Husky Services 27051 Baker Road Hope, BC V0X 1L3 Tel: 604.869.9443 —

Flood Hope Husky Travel Centre 61850 Flood-Hope Road R.R. #2, Hope, BC V0X 1L2 Tel: 604.869.9214


Open 7 days a week.



Husky Travel Centre

Chilliwack Husky Travel Centre

9206-97th Street R.R. #2, Osoyoos, BC V0H 1V2 Tel: 250.495.6443

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





Petro Canada Southcoast Petroleum Ltd. Brandon Husky Travel Centre 1990-18th Street North Brandon, MB R7C 1B3 Tel: 204.728.7387

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


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


Aulac Big Stop

1340 Trans Canada Hwy Sicamous, BC V0G 2V0 Chilliwack Petro-Pass Tel: 250.836.4675 Fax: 280.836.2230 45461 Yale Road West Contact: Shelley Arvandel Chilliwack, BC V2R 4J3 Tel: 604.795.9421 Open 24-7, restaurant (6 Fax: 604.792.8931 am-10pm), convenience store, Commercial cardlock open 24hrs, 7 showers, laundry facilities, parking, days, convenience store open Mon- photocopier, oil products, ATM & fax machine. Fri, 8 am-5 pm, washrooms.

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

Petro Canada-Petro Pass


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

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

Hwy 75 South Morris, MB R0G 1K0 Tel: 204.746.8999 Fax: 204.746.2611 Open 24 hours, 7 days, restaurant Mon.-Fri. 6am-10pm, Sat. & Sun. 7am-10pm, cardlock, ATM, convenience store with lottery, showers.

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



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



Husky Travel Centre


Nisku Truck Stop

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

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


Edmundston Truck Stop

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


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


Exit 19, 100 Grey Rock Road Edmundston, NB E7C 0B6 Tel: 506.737.2010 Fax: 506.737.2015 Lincoln Big Stop 415 Nevers Road Open 24/7 365 days, full service Waasis, NB E3B 9E1 islands, diesel, cardlock, propane, Tel: 506.446.4444 lubricants, driver’s lounge and business centre, seafood & burger Driver Fax: 506.446.4455 restaurant (Le Pirate de la Mer), convenience store, washrooms, Open 24-7, Irving FP Solution I-24, showers (4), laundry facilities, parking for 75 trucks, double car driver's lounge, restaurant, convenience wash & 2 bay pet wash, Wi-Fi, ATM, store, showers, laundry facilities, free overnight parking. fax & photocopier.







Murray’s Truck Stop Exit 191, 198 Beardsley Road Woodstock, NB E7M 3Z7 Tel: 506.328.2994 Driver’s Fax: 506.325.2148 calving.murraystruckstop@gmail .com Open 24-7, full-service islands, driver's lounge & game room, restaurant, convenience store, showers, laundry facilities, parking & CAT scale & tire sales & service. NOVA SCOTIA

Quick Stop 215 Hwy #49 Deseronto, ON K0K 1X0 Tel: 613.396.3043 Fax: 613.396.1449 Open 6 am-10pm, 7 days, Subway, convenience store & parking.


Hwy 417, Exit 5, 1515 County Road #20 Dunvegan, ON K0C 1J0 Tel: 613.527.1026 or 613.627.2100 Fax: 613.527.2726 Open 24-7, full-service islands, restaurant (Tim Horton’s), convenience store, parking & ATM.




Kingston Husky Truck Stop Antrim Truck Stop 580 White Lake Road Arnprior, ON K7S 3G9 Tel: 613.623.3003 Fax: 613.623.1003 Toll Free: 866.334.4775 Open 24-7, full-service islands, restaurant, convenience store, showers, overnight parking, driver's lounge, CAT scale, garage service facilities, tire service, Western Star truck dealer.


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


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


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

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


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





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

QEW, Exit 64, 4673 Ontario Street Beamsville, ON L0R 1B4 Tel: 905.563.8816 Fax: 905.563.4770 Open 24-7, restaurant, convenience store, weigh scale, laundry facilities, ATM, showers & parking.


Flying M Truck Stop 7340 Colonel Talbot Road London, ON N6L 1H8 Tel: 519.652.2728 Fax: 519.652.6554 Open 24 hrs, 6 days, full-service islands, driver's lounge, restaurant, convenience store, ATM, internet services, showers, garage on premises & parking.



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


Shell Travel Centre


Truro Heights Big Stop


Angelo’s Truck Stop 2025 County Road 44 Spencerville, ON K0E 1X0 Tel: 613.925.5158 Fax: 613.925.5158 Open 7 days, game room, restaurant, convenience store, showers, parking & CAT scale.


The Sarjeant Co. Ltd.

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


Husky Bulk Sales 210 North McDonald Street

London Husky Travel Centre

Regina, SK S4N 5W3

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

Tel: 306.721.6880


Trucker’s Haven

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

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



Windsor Husky Travel Centre Hwy 401, Exit 14, 4040 Essex County Road 46 Tecumseh, ON N0R 1K0 Tel: 519.737.6401 —

Regina Husky Travel Centre 1755 Prince of Wales Drive Regina, SK S4Z 1A5 Tel: 306.789.3477



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


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


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


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

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


402-51st Street East

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

Saskatoon, SK S7K 7L1


Tel: 306.934.6766 Fax: 306.668.6110 Driver's lounge, convenience store, laundry facilities, ATM, showers, scale & parking.



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


Petro-T / Host Depanneur Hwy 132 Kahnawake, QC J0L 1B0 Tel: 450.635.7638 Fax: 450.635.0178 Open 24-7, restaurant, convenience store, accommodations, showers, parking, ATM, Internet Services and APP Rewards Program. X


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

Transport City Service Ltd 2615 North Service Road West Swift Current, SK S9H 5L4

Johnny’s Gas Bar

Tel: 306.773.2063

448 Talbot Street West Leamington, ON N8H 4H6 Tel: 519.326.5231 Fax: 519.322.0189 Card lock open 24 hours, 7 days, convenience store, cash discount, diesel exhaust fluid and coloured fuel.

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Irving Oil 5918, Rue Notre Dame Est Montreal, QC H1N 2C5 Tel: 514.257.8626 Fax: 514.259.0910 Open 24-7, restaurant, convenience store & laundry facilities Open 24/7, ATM, Full Service Islands (retail), Esso “Key to the Highway” Card Lock DSL, Internet, Restaurant (6:00 am-10:00 pm), Showers, Convenience Store, Laundry Facilities, Parking. March 2018   27


Major Minimizer Promotion Ends in March


looming Prairie, Minnesota Minimizer’s biggest promotion ever, with prizes totaling more than $80,000, is entering the home stretch. The #RespectTheDriver promotion features two major prizes up for grabs - a 2017 Limited Edition Jack Daniels Indian Chieftain Motorcycle and a Bandit Big Rig Series race-ready truck. The contest ends March 31st and two lucky winners will be notified May 10th. “I think I may have lost my mind,” Minimizer Chief Visionary Craig Kruckeberg said, laughing. “It’s a big investment, but we need to give back to the drivers and owner operators who represent our true customers. They’re the ones who built the Minimizer brand.”

To qualify to win the Jack Daniels Indian Motorcycle, customers can order the Minimizer Comfort Package from any authorized Minimizer distributor. The Comfort Package includes a Long Haul Series Mattress, a Long Haul Series Seat, and a set of Custom Molded Floor Mats. “Indian only made 100 of these 2017 Limited Edition Jack Daniels bikes,” Kruckeberg said. “This is an incredibly rare opportunity to own an amazing collector’s item! It’s a must-have for any Jack or Indian fan!” To enter to win the Minimizer Bandit Big Rig Series race-ready truck, customers can order the Bandit Package, which consists of a set of Fenders, three Work Benches (one of each size), and a Tool Box.

“I’m a Bandit myself and I wouldn’t trade the experience for ANYTHING!” Kruckeberg said. “To get a race-ready truck for FREE? You can’t beat that deal!” For full details, go to www.minimizer.

com/respectthedriverpromotion. For more information or to contact a Minimizer distributor, call us at 800.248.3855 or visit our website or email us at



Two New North American Regional Managers


looming Prairie, Minnesota - Minimizer is pleased to announce the addition of Brian Purcell and Mitch Hollifield as the company’s new North American Regional Sales Managers. Purcell will oversee the North American Western based sales team and Hollifield the North American Eastern based sales team. “In their new roles, Brian and Mitch will oversee a total of 12 territory managers in their respective regions with responsibility for daily tactical sales goals as well as our strategic growth plans,” says Craig Kruckeberg, CEO and Chief Visionary. Purcell comes to Minimizer with an extensive background in the heavy duty parts industry, including experience working with most of our current distributor networks. Prior to joining Minimizer, Purcell worked for a national chemical company handling aftermarket groups including Fleet Pride, HDA Truck Pride, VIPAR, Power Heavy duty, Aurora, CNH, John Deere, Caterpillar, MSC, Grainger and Fastenal. “I’m really looking forward to working with this impressive team and helping them and the company to surpass our aggressive growth plans in 2018 and beyond. Minimizer is an exciting, fastpaced, growth-oriented company,” said Purcell. Mitch Hollifield also comes to Minimizer with years of industry knowledge and has managed both direct sales and distributor sales forces. In his most recent role he supervised managers, call centers, and customer service. “I am very thankful for the opportunity to leverage my skill sets to help build strong relationships with our distributors and our sales team,” Hollifield stated.

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These new North American Regional Managers will report to Greg Renberg, Minimizer’s Senior Director of Sales. “Our

growth at Minimizer has been so strong we’re very pleased to have such seasoned managers come aboard to help with our

continued growth plans,” said Renberg. For more information on Minimizer, go to



LED Headlights Standard Equipment


olvo Trucks North America debuted new LED headlights for Volvo VHD series vocational trucks at World of Concrete 2018. The new LED headlights will be offered as standard equipment on the VHD 300 day cab and VHD 400 regional sleeper models to help reduce eye strain, increase

visibility and improve safety on roads and jobsites. The new headlights also provide an estimated 10,000 operating hours, ten times greater than previous incandescent headlights. “Our decision to make the new Volvo VHD series LED headlights standard was based on our longstanding commitment

to safety,” said John Felder, Volvo Trucks North America Product Marketing Manager – Vocational Trucks. LED headlights mark the latest enhancement to the VHD series, which recently received a new interior to further enhance driver comfort and productivity, including all-LED interior lighting.


Business Insurance Matters

By Linda Colgan

Impact Felt With Ferocity Throughout Marketplace


he insurance marketplace has been sending signals that an intense market is coming. Many articles, including my own, have been waving the flag in an effort to forewarn those in the transportation industry that another hard market is imminent and to pay attention to detail. Some took heed to the warnings while others sneered in disbelief. For some who never invested in safety and compliance the echoes of “it’s too late” became a bitter reality. The new year in its infancy has already seen insurance premiums forcing carriers out of business due to their past claims history. Unappealing loss history will make the decision process easy for insurance providers not to offer renewal

terms. With transportation insurers trying to correct their poor loss ratio, there is no one volleying to write bad business. Each Insurer is seeking to write good business as new business. The “safe” carriers in this category (blemished claims history, lack of adherence to safety and compliance) who have been granted terms have felt the financial blow on the insurance premiums as well as terms that were once lenient. Examples of higher deductibles, aggregates on cargo premiums, implementing theft restrictions on cargo and yes, even excluding drivers from being insurable, have familiarized themselves once again. Insurers have captured an abundance of data in their computer systems over the

years. Be wary to all the fleets who are “adopting” those whose insurance lapsed because of terms not being offered. Can-

cellation or non-renewal happened for a reason. Don’t inherit problems unless you can fix them.

For those fleets that renew at the latter part of this year, get the game plan in play if you have not done so already. Once again, have your insurance renewal information available to your Broker well in advance of renewal date. One Insurer needs a minimum of 45 days lead time to compete on NON fleet accounts. This is a sign of the times that safety and compliance and a tight ship are needed to weather the storm ahead. 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@


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OTA Submits Considerations for MTO AV/ Platooning Pilot


he Ontario Trucking Association recently submitted comments to Ontario’s proposed amendments to Reg. 306/15 pilot project for automated vehicles. The 10-year pilot allows the ministry to establish rules, monitor industry and technology developments, and evaluate the safety of AVs, including platooning, prior to them becoming widely available to the public. In its comments, OTA said the plan laid out by MTO is measured and responsible, but recommended the government consider several factors, including the role professional drivers will continue to play as this technology evolves. “OTA supports moving forward with technology and innovation that can lead to a safer, greener and more efficient trucking industry; however the constant will still be the driver. The future is not the driverless truck but instead the integration of trained professional drivers into a cab with innovative technology,” said OTA’s Marco Beghetto, VP, Communications and New Media. On the specifics of permitting public registration, sale and use of SAE Level 3 (Conditional Automation) autonomous vehicles, OTA suggested the government consider parameters around educational requirements for resellers of level 3 vehicles to explain technology to purchasers. Due to potential for inactivity of operators

when the technology is operational from typical driving tasks, OTA also suggested MTO consider examining the potential impacts on operator fatigue as this effort rolls out. MTO also proposes to allow testing of cooperative truck platooning in Ontario. Emphasized in this proposal is that a driver will be present in each vehicle. Additional specific conditions and considerations for drivers and equipment are also spelled out. With the platooning proposal following closely to the structure of the LCV program,  the existing LCV carrier pool and their experience under a strict operating regime could offer a host of trucking applications that could test the benefits of platooning with single trailer configurations. OTA also recommended drivers engaged in the pilot be sufficiently trained on the specific platooning technology that will be used. “Testing, monitoring and evaluating the platooning aspect of this proposal in partnership with the trucking industry and emphasizing commercial truck operators’ role can bring success to this effort,” continued Beghetto. The last aspect of MTOs proposal looks to permit ‘driverless’ testing under strict conditions. OTA suggested that municipal road signage and vehicle labeling is included to notify local road users of the presence of AVs in the AV test bed, as well


Boost Funding for Driver Training


he Ontario Trucking Association is appealing to the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development to open funding for commercial truck driver training through the ‘Second Career’ government funded programs. In a letter to the Strategic Workforce Policy and Programs Branch, OTA pointed out the higher costs for truck drivers to receive training under mandatory entry level training (MELT), combined with 2009 Government of Ontario decision to restrict Second Career funding for truck driving to $40 per hour, created a significant barrier to entry for Second Career applicants into the trucking sector at a time when demand for truck drivers continues to increase. MELT, which was strongly supported by OTA, requires a minimum number of training hours student must receive when obtaining their class A licence - 36.5 hours

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in the classroom; 17 hours around the vehicle and 50 hours behind the wheel, for a total of 103.5 hours. Most Second Career funding applicants choose truck-driver as their first choice for funding but find it difficult to benefit from the program, says OTA. With MELT training being mandatory at 103.5 hours, Second Career applicants receive just over $4,000 in funding while MELT programs currently cost between $7,000 and $7,500. OTA says that closing this gap would help lessen the impact of the ongoing truck driver shortage in the industry. “OTA understands most Second Career training applicants receive close to full funding for their selection. OTA is asking the Ministry to review the $40 per hour cap and institute a funding policy which would allow applicants selecting truck driving as a second career to receive adequate funding for their selection,” OTA wrote.


as begin public awareness and education. Outside of the regulatory proposals, MTO has provided a detailed draft scoping document of how the platooning pilot program could look when it is rolled out. For a copy of this document, go to

Carriers interested in participating in the pilot are encouraged to reach out to the MTO’s contact for more information can contact Joe Lynch, P. Eng., Team Lead - Vehicle Weights and Dimensions, Ministry of Transportation, 125 Sir William Hearst Ave, 3rd Floor, Toronto, ON, M3M 0B5, email: OTA’s submission is available upon request.


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G H Highlight Motor Group Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Eastern Region

I International Truckload Services Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Eastern Region


Employment Opportunities Bezco Flatbed. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 BTC Express . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Dynamic Freight Solutions Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Edge Transportation Group. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Empire Transportation Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Highlight Motor Group Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 International Truckload Services Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Kelsey Trail Trucking Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Kindersley Transport Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Speedy Transport Group, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 The Rosedale Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35, 41 TransX Limited . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 TVM Limited . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Walmart Fleet. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Wilson Truck Lines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42

Eastern Region Eastern Region Eastern Region Western Region Eastern Region Eastern Region Eastern Region Eastern Region Eastern Region Eastern Region Western Region Eastern Region Eastern Region Eastern Region

Factoring & Finance Accutrac Capital Solutions Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 J D Factors Corporation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1, 3

Insurance Brokers Bryson & Assoc. Insurance Brokers Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Eastern Region Permits & Waivers C.U.T.C. Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Fleet-Tax Services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Eastern Region Tanker Leasing Transcourt Tank Leasing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29, 44

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

K Kelsey Trail Trucking Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Eastern Region Kindersley Transport Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Eastern Region

O OBR Oil & Marine. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-9 Western Region

S Speedy Transport Group Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Eastern Region

T Eastern Region Eastern Region

Towing Services Abrams Towing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1, 31 Eastern Region Trade Shows TRUXPO 2018 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Training Materials & Services Danatec Educational Services Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Western Region Truck & Trailer Repairs TruckPro . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Truck Bodies Gin-Cor Industries. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4, 34 Truck Exhaust Sales & Service A&A Exhaust Systems. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Texis Truck Exhaust. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1, 17 Eastern Region

Western Region

Truck Parts & Accessories Traction Truck Parts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

Eastern Region

Truck Services TA Truck Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Eastern Region

W Walmart Fleet. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Eastern Region Wilson Truck Lines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Eastern Region 34    March 2018

DPF Products OBR Oil & Marine. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-9 Western Region

Fuel Additives Bennetts Power Service Products. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

Gear Centre Group. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Gin-Cor Industries. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4, 34

TA Travel Centres Canada . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Texis Truck Exhaust. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1, 17 The Rosedale Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35, 41 Traction Truck Parts & TruckPro . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Transcourt Tank Leasing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29, 44 TransX Limited . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 TRUXPO 2018 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 TVM Limited . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40

Diesel Performance Products BD Diesel Performance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Diesel Spec Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

Truck Transmissions Domar Transmissions Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Gear Centre Group. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44

“Strengthening Your Digital Strategy” Seminar


ilton, Ontario – Many industries and organizations, including transportation, are embracing a digital strategy that is transforming how they operate. PMTC’s next regional halfday seminar will be in Milton, Ontario, on April 17th, 2018. The seminar is dedicated to learning more about this topic and how it impacts private, dedicated and for hire fleets. The seminar will begin with a tangible example of how one organization is strengthening their digital strategy. Attendees will learn how CPC Logistics Canada is leveraging telematics data to improve the safety and efficiency of their operation. Following this presentation is a discussion about what a digital strategy involves, and key issues fleets should be aware of as we transform into a digital era. The moderated panel of representatives from throughout the value chain will focus on: • What technological advancements will transform fleets

• What key changes we can expect to see in the future, their impact on fleets • What steps fleets and industry partners are taking today • What their plans are for the future Presentation: Scorecards in a Digital World – CPC Logistics & Fleetmetrica Presenters include: Mathew Carr, Fleet Segment Manager, CPC Logistics Canada, Ward Warkentin, CEO, Fleetmetrica, Panel Discussion: Key Issues Impacting Fleets in the Digital Era and Moderator: PMTC Young Leaders Group Member Panelists include: Brandon Clark, Transportation Practice Leader, Dalton Timmis Insurance, Mathew Carr, CPC Logistics Canada, Shawn Baird, CEO, Sharp Transportation Systems, Marcus Mares, Canadian Private Fleet Sales Manager, PeopleNet Canada and Sanchia Duran, Strategic Account Manager, Sales, Omnitracs For more information, or to register please call 905.827.0587, email info@, or go to our website at www.


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Women In Trucking

By Ellen Voie



emember the book, “All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten,” by Robert Fulghum? If you’ve never read it, let me give you a few of the author’s reminders: Share everything, Play fair, Don’t hit people, Put things back where you found them, Don’t take things that aren’t yours, Say you’re sorry when you hurt someone, Live a balanced life. These are actually pretty simple to understand, even for adults, and I’m guessing you were told these “rules” when you were a child. If not, I am truly sorry if you didn’t learn these effortless ways to get along with the people around you. Unfortunately, it seems as if many of us have either forgotten or just ignore these minimal ways to avoid conflict with others. I cannot understand how people can be so cruel and negative. Look at the social media posts and you’ll see hatred and anger. Listen to the CB radio and you’ll hear some pretty nasty things from those anonymous voices coming over the radio. Why? When someone says something rude or hateful to me, my response to them is always, “Was that meant to be helpful?” You can also ask them if they are intentionally trying to hurt you.  Sometimes people don’t realize how angry they sound and maybe they don’t mean to sound so hurtful. Another thing to consider is whether it is about you or if it’s really about them. In other words, don’t assume YOU are the focus. One of the best pieces of advice I ever received is to “Assume good intent.” When someone does something that you find offensive, ask yourself if it was really directed at you, or maybe it’s something they’re dealing with. For example, that person who left you in the dust at an intersection just might have an ill child or a pregnant wife in the back seat. Maybe they were just diagnosed with a terminal illness. You just don’t know the reason for their haste or their distraction. But…. it’s not always about you. If giving them the finger makes you feel better, then you need to reconsider how your actions reflect your character.  Swearing at anyone doesn’t help create a positive relationship. My mother always said that using profanity means you’re not smart enough to find the proper word. BLEEP! The trucking industry seems to have its share of anger. People Tweet, post and blog such nasty things about others, and I can tell you I have been the target often. My response is that these people must have a lot of frustration and they want to spread it. That’s their problem.  I refuse to allow it to negatively affect my day. In fact, this blog is to start a movement. Let’s

change the trucking industry and start helping one another. Let’s remind ourselves what we learned in Kindergarten. Say you’re sorry when you hurt someone, and don’t hit people. Hitting may be physical or figurative, like on social media. Stop hitting! My challenge to you is to be kind.  I’ve started this movement with the hashtag SteeringTowardKindness. It’s similar to the Women In Trucking tag line, #Steering TowardDiversity.  Let’s work on making our industry a more accepting and warm environment.

A recent Gallup report claimed that sixtyfive percent of employees have not received any recognition or appreciation for a job well done in the past twelve months. Maybe you feel the same. Maybe you haven’t had someone thank you in over a year.  Let’s change that. Help me transform the trucking industry into a more welcoming place.  Maybe we can reduce turnover. Maybe we can retain the drivers who enter this industry without a true understanding of the challenges and opportunities. Let’s help them, not ridicule them.

Let’s show them some kindness. My challenge for you is to take one week, yes, only one week. Say one thing nice to someone every day. Share your experience with us on #SteeringTowardKindness. Thank the person who cleans your shower or pours your coffee. Help the driver who needs a spotter to back into the dock. How did it make you feel to share a smile with that person? Let’s make the trucking industry a better place for everyone. Give it a week and let me know how it changes you. #SteeringTowardKindness


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Healthy Trucker

by Andrea Morley

Healthy Truck Stop Food: Does It Exist?


hether you’re a long-haul driver or just someone who’s stopped along the highway on a family road trip, you know how overwhelming it can be to try and find something healthy to eat in a truck stop. I’ve been to several, and they all have similar options, including some healthy ones! If you know what you’re looking for, it makes the decision making a lot easier, so go in with a plan, and you’ll be set up for success. First, head to the convenience section. Here you’ll find the chips, chocolate, and soda… but that’s not what we’re getting. Take a look around and you’ll find: Granola & protein bars – give the label a quick read to find ones that have fewest ingredients and the lowest amount of sugar. Nuts, including walnuts, almonds, and cashews. Go for unsalted and raw if available. Beef jerky – no, it’s not the healthiest, but it can be a great way to get some protein in a pinch. Get the low-sodium if you can, and try not to have it too often. Canned salmon and tuna – full of protein and healthy fats, and can be used many different ways as a snack or part of a meal. Fresh fruits & veggies usually pre-cut – the quality can vary, but they’re almost always available and are worth checking out. They are sometimes a little pricey, but likely not as much as you’d think, and the more produce you can get into your diet on the road, the better! Finally, grab a big jug of water to keep in the truck! Drink, drink, drink!

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Once you’ve picked up some snacks, head to the restaurant area if you need more food. First, find some veggies! This can be tough in fast-food style restaurants, but even they usually carry salads. Buffets and regular menus will (almost always) have a choice of vegetables as well, but it’s up to you to actually choose and eat them! They may be hidden on the menu, so be sure to ask! If you focus on getting your veggies first, you won’t

forget them. Next, pick your protein. Quality over quantity here. You don’t need a huge serving of meatloaf or fried chicken; just choose a minimally processed type of meat (i.e. not lunch meat) to have as part of your meal. When it comes to sides, a small serving of potatoes or rice is a good idea, but stay away from French fries. Cut back on bread as well – if it’s part of a sandwich or burger consider removing part of it,

and stay away from dinner rolls which add unnecessary carbs to an already complete meal. Eating well in a truck stop doesn’t come easy, but there are more healthy options available than you may think. Look around, ask some questions, and use all the willpower you have and you’ll be fine! Don’t forget to stock your truck with healthy foods from the grocery store as often as you can to prevent unexpected unhealthy meals!


From the

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

Roadside Services


ith thousands of miles to cover across this vast nation it is inevitable trucks will break down, even with rigorous pre-trip inspections and the various technologies embedded into rigs that keep them going faster and longer. So what happens when the inevitable strikes? Do roadside services meet trucker demands to get back on the road as quickly as possible? We asked a few drivers how roadside services measured up to their expectations.

RICK BLATTER has had no problems thanks in large part to his employer. “I’m with Bison and they have great services, but I have worked with other companies that weren’t so good. I run between Montreal and Winnipeg and there are long stretches that have no commercial garages operating 24 hours a day. I’ve also seen a lot of trucks broken down on the side of the road. I feel sorry for them and try to help when I can. But it can be difficult because there’s no place to stop on the side of the road.”

DENNIS LAFRENIERE has had the misfortune of breaking down, but was happy with the service when called upon. “I blew a turbo on the truck on Highway 400. I called the company and a tow truck was there in about 2 hours. It wasn’t far as it just came from Barrie so it was relatively quick. But wait times depend on where you are. Our company has a list of mobile service providers across the country, so hopefully there’s always someone available to help us when breakdowns happen.”

“We don’t call CAA or anything,” said Trucker CORY VIENO. “We have our own personal mechanics to help us out when in trouble. They might call somebody else, depending on breakdown location. But I honestly haven’t had any experience with breakdowns so far. There’s no legislation on how long you can stay on the side of the road. Unless they come out with more laws on how long you can say there, there is not much you can do. You make the phone call and wait. There’s not much out there in the way of mechanics who are willing to service a truck on the side of the road.”

As an independent O w n e r O p e r a t o r A RT REIMER does not have the benefit of company assistance. “I have broken down but not recently. I’m an independent, so I have to find my own roadside service. I usually just Google the nearest mobile service. It’s been a while. But I do have an old truck and the last time I needed service was in the Sudbury area and it was pretty good.” ••• Contact me at: marek@ woodwardpublishing. com.

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Building a Better E-Learning Experience



nline learning has exploded in popularity and is the go-to source for training for companies looking to keep their employees up-to-date in a digital world. The eLearning industry has grown 900% since 2000. At Danatec, we’ve won awards for our online training and safety materials, but we’re not happy sitting on our laurels. To continue being an industry leader it also means being innovative and leading with industry firsts.

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How is the next generation of learner going to learn best? How is technology going to continue to evolve in a way that makes training better? How does this apply to me and my company and how am I going to train my employees in the best manner possible? These are the questions we ask ourselves every day at Danatec. Today’s training environment is full of choice - Online Training, In-Class Training, Blended Training and self-paced, paperbased training are all options. They each have their advantages and disadvantages. And, not everything is best suited for each environment. Finding out what to deliver and how is as complex a question as understanding all the generations of learners we can have in one room, at one time. How to reach them and teach them is key to long-term success. Traditionally online training has been a less expensive option and seemingly easier to implement. But with the state of old, inefficient, complex and multi-version Learning Management Systems (LMS), is it really? Is it recognized, regulated and built with an adult learner in mind? How do we know if the content being delivered is what the learner needs? How do we know if the exam given will prove competency

and become defensible if needed? How do we really know who is taking the course? And how do we manage all these different types of certifications from so many different institutions and private training companies? Training and certificate fraud is a massive problem in industry. It’s as big a problem as the out-of-date, poor quality content that we are downloading onto our learners today. Glorified PowerPoint Presentations jammed full of complex regulatory content - is not training. Badly delivered voiceover, and too many “games” or inefficient “learning questions” don’t make people safer or ultimately teach them anything. And if you are dealing with complex topics

where practical on-site, hands-on experience is needed, no amount of just “online” will ever be good enough; a blended model needs to be built. Why are we accepting bland, hard to use, inefficient training? Because there hasn’t been a better option until now. Introducing LearnerVerified, a new system that verifies learner identification to prevent learner fraud and to ensure that our online training is defensible. Danatec continues to be a leader in the safety industry, not only because of the products and services offered, but because we believe in pushing for safety education that ultimately brings the learner home. Learn more about LearnerVerified at www.



New Loon Lake Rest Area


modern rest area has opened between Merritt and Kelowna on Highway 97C at the Loon Lake Interchange. This rest area will be one of eight throughout the province to be wired for free Wi-Fi this year, designed to make the traveling experience better for British Columbians and visitors to the province. “It is important for travellers to stay fresh and alert on long trips, and Loon Lake’s new rest area provides an option on the Okanagan Connector,” said Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Claire Trevena. “Commercial truck drivers and travellers alike have told us they want more highway rest areas and improvements to the existing stops, and this one has amenities for all to benefit from when they need a break from the road.” The $4.2-million Loon Lake rest area, approximately 40 kilometres southeast of Merritt, is a modern “Class A” facility with running water and flush toilets. It features a contemporary design, separate parking locations for passenger, commercial and recreational vehicles, and a landscaped outdoor area with picnic tables. Electric car charging stations will be

installed this spring, and Loon Lake is one of eight B.C. rest areas designated to get free Wi-Fi this year, as well as the following stops: • Hunter Creek on Highway 1 – 11 kilometres west of Hope • Bradner on Highway 1 – 53 kilometres east of Vancouver • Cole Road on Highway 1 – 73 kilometres east of Vancouver • The Last Spike on Highway 1 – 24 kilometres east of Sicamous • Slim Creek on Highway 16 – 120 kilometres east of Prince George • Mount Terry Fox on Highway 16 – six kilometres east of Tête Jaune • Boulder Creek on Highway 16 – 53 kilometres west of Hazelton Funding for the Loon Lake rest area and free Wi-Fi was provided by the ministry’s Rest Area Improvement Program. Since 2015, almost $10 million has been invested in rest-area enhancements throughout B.C. An interactive map, which features all provincial rest area locations, along with webcams and current road and weather conditions, can be found using the map tab at:



Continued Surge in Load Volumes


oronto, Ontario - Record-breaking load volumes reported at last year’s close continue into January 2018, according to TransCore Link Logistics. Loadlink Canadian and cross-border load volumes surpassed all previous records, surging 81 percent year-over-year and 41 percent compared to December 2017. Intra-Canada loads accounted for 20 percent of the total volumes and amounted to a 51 percent increase year-over-year. Cross-border load postings represented 77 percent of the data submitted by Loadlink users: Loads leaving Canada to the United States increased 99 percent yearover-year and loads entering Canada increased 92 percent year-over-year. Equipment Performance Overall, equipment postings have been steadily decreasing, down five percent compared to December 2017 and down 27 percent compared to January of 2017. Truck-to-Load Ratio Given that there were far more loads than usual, and a decrease in equipment postings, equipment demand and capacity stiffened, pushing the availability of trucks even lower. January saw the number of trucks posted versus the number of loads posted dip below a one-to-one ratio, dropping to 0.85 trucks for every one available load on Loadlink. Compared to the previous month, the rate was 1.14 in December 2017, and year-over-year, the ratio

tightened from 2.10 in January 2017. More information on TransCore Link Logistics can be found at, @loadlink on Twitter, on YouTube, Facebook and LinkedIn.


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Transport For Christ

By Chaplain Len Reimer

What Am I Doing With What I Hear?


ecause I have listened definitely to one thing from God, it does not follow that I will listen to everything He says, The way in which I show God that I neither love nor respect Him is by the willingness of my heart and mind towards what He says. If I love my

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friend, I truly detect what he wants, and Jesus says, You are My friends. Have I disobeyed some command of my Lord’s this week? Had I realized that it was a command of Jesus, I would not consciously have disobeyed it. Most of us show such disrespect to God that we do not even hear what He says; He might never have spoken. The destiny of my spiritual life is clear evidence to Jesus Christ that I always hear God, and I know that God always hears me. If I am united with Jesus Christ, I hear God, by the devotion of hearing all the time. A lily, or a tree, or a servant of God, may convey God’s message to me. What hinders me from hearing is that I am taken up with other things. It is not that I will not hear God, but I am not committed in the right way. I am devoted to things, to service, to convictions, and God may say what He likes but I do not hear Him. The child attitude is always, “Speak, Lord, for thy servant heareth.” If I have not cultivated this devotion of hearing, I can only

hear God’s voice at certain times; at other times I am taken up with things - things which I say I must do, and I become deaf

to Him, I am not living the life of a child. Have I heard God’s voice today? And what did I do with it.


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Vocational Truck & Trailer West, Issue 118, March 2018

#118 March  

Vocational Truck & Trailer West, Issue 118, March 2018