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September 2016 ISSUE 100

— Serving Manitoba to BC , Yukon & NWT —

Fleet Maintenance Products BY MAREK KRASUSKI


leet maintenance encompasses a wide range of products and services. In its broadest sense, it includes everything from general repair and service, parts replacement, performance enhancing modifications, through to security and even financing. If you want to maintain a fleet, after all, the required funds under affordable terms are part and parcel of the whole process. The advent of telematics is a good place to start in the progression of maintenance practices. Thanks to developments in digital technology and recording capability, telematics is the accumulation of vast amounts of information on fleets and individual trucks, essentially providing a bird’s eye view of a company’s operations. Once considered a luxury for well-heeled large carriers, telematics provides any user with a wealth of information about their vehicle operations. Recording information relays information on a truck’s operational status, provides optimal route planning in the event of traffic congestion, for example, monitors fuel costs with the FLEET >> PAGE 4


our team

Barb Woodward President & Account Executive

Halina Mikicki Account Executive (Bilingual)

Veronica Way Account Executive

George Fullerton Writer – Eastern Trucking News

Marek Krasuski Editor in Chief

Chris Charles Art Director & MIS

Mike Whalen Business Development Manager

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Fleet Maintenance Products & Services.


The vehicles, issues, challenges, and opportunities in Vocational Trucking.



Tire & Wheel News & Technology.


Recrutement - façons novatrices pour amener les gens qualifiés à l’industrie


Locations and services offered by truck stops on highways across the country.


Trucking Industry employment related topics.


Locations Throughout Canada.

September 2016 Western Trucking News, O ntario Trucking News & E astern Trucking News are published monthly by Woodward Publishing G roup Head Office: Cherry Valley, Ontario, Canada, 877.225.2232 Head Office: (Sales) Barb Woodward, Barb’s New Direct Line: 613.476.2247 Sales: Halina Mikicki, (Bilingual), Veronica Way, Business Development Mgr: Mike Whalen, Editor-in-Chief: Marek Krasuski, Art Director/MIS: Chris Charles, Writers: George Fullerton, Mike Whalen French Translation: Nicolas Côté Distribution: Carl Joly, Copyright © 2016 Woodward Publishing Inc. All rights reserved. Publication Agreement: No. #40806005

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Look to All Dimensions of Transportation for Effective Fleet Maintenance Program


view of curtailing expenses, and reduces overtime charges by confirming the number of hours worked on a vehicle. The monitoring of a truck’s service record, too, can help in the determination of whether a vehicle remains profitable or should be withdrawn from service depending on its overall performance and maintenance history. One of the most significant functions for the fleet, if not the driver, is a driver behaviour module available in many packages. Poor driving patterns can quickly ratchet-up repair and placement costs, driving infractions and CVOR points. Monitoring functions can reveal details such as the number of times the brakes have been engaged, the speed at which the vehicle travels, the rate of sharp turns during a shift, idle times, ignition on/off frequency, and the entry and re-entry into a particular zone. Over a period of time, data can then be analyzed to indicate driver behaviour, thereby allowing performance to be measured and altered when necessary. Anti-theft functions are also available with some management packages. These can include features that kill engines. If a tracking system detects unauthorized movement of a truck, the fleet manager can remotely turn the engine off from a computer or smart phone once the vehicle comes to a stop. 4    September 2016

Cellutrak, previously profiled in this magazine, is one such data management solutions provider. Cellutrakís technology locates trucks, as well as other vehicles, with pinpoint accuracy and provides a wealth of monitoring information to help manage fleets efficiently and ultimately improve profitability. They have products that address the needs of commercial transportation; other products offer monitoring and security services for private vehicles. Their fleet management module provides a suite of reports, depending on the specific needs of the customer. The reporting functions of their products assist in optimizing route planning, providing instant and verifiable customer billing, monitoring fuel costs with the view of curtailing expenses and reducing overtime charges by confirming the number of hours worked on a vehicle or piece of equipment. Also of note is Fleet Harmony, distinguished as the only Cloud-based fleet management software. According to company President, Robert MacKay, the cloud makes it much easier to manage fleets in many operational segments, among them – maintenance and repairs, parts and labour, inventory, fuel consumption accident management, warranty tracking and IFTA reporting. Dependability and affordability, says MacKay, are hallmarks of the system. “Because the software and data reside on the Internet Cloud, your fleet is always at your fingertips, and there are no computer hardware and software upgrades required or costly IT administration. Itís all included in one affordable subscription price based on the size of your fleet.†So itís affordable to any sized fleet.” The software can

also be modified as carrier operations evolve, including the import and export of work orders, fuel transactions, and satellite data. Concludes MacKay, “We provide software design services for the web for those organizations with specialized needs, with a focus on transportation solutions.” When it comes to product choice in the selection of management software, the defining factor hinges on ease of use and service. Most fleet maintenance software products and services can be tailored to the needs of each customer, but if the software is not user-friendly, or it’s tough to get technicians for repair and advice, carriers will look to providers who are on top of the service game. Beyond the sphere of telematics are products and services limited only by how much carriers are willing to spend. In the area of tire maintenance, manufacturers provide layered reporting functions to help fleets keep tires in optimal condition and reduce risk caused by tread wear, inaccurate inflation, and other defects. Fleet HQ offered by Goodyear is one such program designed to streamline tire management and maintenance by tracking tire performance. Several functions, such as tracking, records every service call so customers have a detailed account of what happens to their trucks on the road, a helpful tool in exploring new ways to reduce operating costs and downtime. Alongside this is the tire tracking performance module that identifies problem areas with tire products and maintenance programs. Other benefits include the ability to compare average cost per mile from tires in various regions of the continent and the identification of inflation

and tire wear problems, all of which lead to better purchasing decisions. Given the significant investment in new build purchases and the associated costs of financing new trucks, fleets depend on the parts market to retain existing inventories with older models that require more replacement parts. Advanced truck designs, too, lead to demand for more expensive replacements parts. Parts manufacturers all face competition, not only from each other but from offshore suppliers who have edged out many North American competitors on the supply chain. Many gain competitive advantage through access to cheap labour and other advantages that arise from being second line aftermarket producers. For example, Original

Equipment manufacturers reinforce product quality with warranties and invest heavily in research and development. Offshore companies have the advantage of copying innovations developed by industry forerunners who shoulder the additional burden of higher production costs. This doesn’t mean, necessarily, that offshore products are of inferior quality to their North American counterparts. Product quality is ultimately demonstrated by performance, and offshore parts can be as good as, or better, than domestic components, though there are no guarantees, mainly because domestic products must conform to DIN standards, industry norms that guarantee they meet a certain level of quality. Consequently, many

imports circumvent these regulations and provide the Canadian marketplace with substandard components, some of which can cause serious damage if used as a critical link in an engine or braking system. In a price driven industry, many users will opt for low cost imports despite inferior quality. Customer decisions are often driven primarily by cost, buying a cheaper product knowing full well the more expensive alternative meets quality control standards. Parts managers, then, have to walk a fine line between competing priorities to maintain their fleets: save money buying inferior products or dig deeper into company coffers to buy the parts that meet quality control standards. FLEET >>


Whether equipped with one or one hundred trucks, access to capital is essential to keep trucks running in good working order and on time. Various options are available. Low borrowing rates make financing an attractive choice. Vehicle purchase adds to the company’s assets, and the purchase costs can be deducted

as a business expense along with depreciation expenses. Ownership also shifts to the fleet or owner operator at lease maturity. Financing is also an effective method of building a strong credit rating. Fixed and variable rate loans area available. Fixed rate loans offer predictable payments as interest and principal payments are locked through the life of the loan. Variable

or floating rate loans offer more flexibility. Payments remain the same, but if interest rates fall, more principal is paid in each payment. Leasing, by contrast, is the preferred choice for many commercial consumers. Modest initial outlay plus lower monthly payments associated with leases allow companies to conserve capital. These days especially, increased mainten-

ance costs, stricter emission standards, and high priced complex technology in new builds makes this avenue an attractive alternative for many. Within the broader framework of fleet maintenance, security deserves mention. Theft of cargo is estimated to cost $5 billion and carriers would do well to protect these assets with heightened security measures. Bird-

seye Solutions is a full service security company with a specialization in transportation. The company measures its success by creating efficiencies, preventing cargo theft, and reducing yard safety concerns in sites across the country. For more information visit VCMS is another security company that is fully Canadian owned with an

interactive video monitoring and facility management service specifically designed for the trucking/ logistics industry, eliminating the need for costly security guards. For more information visit www. A comprehensive and effective fleet maintenance program deserves an approach that brings into play all dimensions of the transportation industry.



Mack Launches FleetPREFERRED™ Parts and Service Purchasing Platform


reensboro, North Carolina – Mack Trucks demonstrated its continuing commitment to uptime for fleet customers with the recent launch of the Mack® FleetPREFERRED™ parts and service purchasing platform. Formerly known as MVPREFERRED or PREFERRED, the refreshed brand reflects Mack’s for-

ward-thinking approach to making the purchasing of parts and service repairs as easy as possible for customers. The new FleetPREFERRED website features a more modern look, while maintaining the functionality customers have come to trust. Designed for Mack’s fleet customers with 20 or more trucks, FleetPREFERRED

provides nationwide credit on parts and service purchases at more than 270 participating dealer locations across North America. The program offers competitive pricing, order verification on all purchases, predictability of maximum price levels on all qualified parts and rapid account reconciliation. Participating Mack

customers are assigned a unique account number for the drivers and managers they specify, with consolidated billing for maximum convenience. To simplify the purchase process, customers can simply present their account number at the time of purchase, or have their dealer keep their account number on file.

“FleetPREFERRED was conceptualized, designed and implemented to meet the unique needs of Mack’s fleet customers,” said Chad Johnson, Director of Aftermarket Marketing for Mack Trucks. “Fleet customers can continue to count on FleetPREFERRED to protect their bottom line by eliminating unexpected expenses and keeping

operational costs at a minimum.” There will be no change to existing PREFERRED account numbers, and FleetPREFERRED customer support will continue to be provided by Mack Financial Services. For more information about Mack, visit our website at www.macktrucks. com.


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How Do You Know When You Are Ready For Fleet Maintenance Software?



s required by law in all U.S. states and Canadian provinces, commercial vehicles must retain maintenance records for every repair, for every unit, for a period of 7 to 10 years, depending on the state or province. For some companies, this can become an administrative challenge. Typically most companies not using a fleet maintenance software tool employ a combination of handwritten forms, spreadsheets, and their accounts payable software to manage fleet maintenance and repairs. If you only have a couple pieces of equipment, this method works fine. But, if it takes more than a minute to recall every piece of equipment in your

fleet from memory, you're probably ready for some kind of maintenance management system. With the amount of money spent on maintenance and repairs of trucks and heavy equipment, it only makes sense to use a tool specifically designed to manage these costs. Plus, when you factor in the cost of software, it actually represents only a very small fraction of your total fleet maintenance cost. There are online tools that can assist with assessing your fleet maintenance costs. Feel free to use mine located at When you finally do decide that you are ready, there are affordable and easy to use fleet maintenance software options on the market that are cost effective and can make the management of your fleet easier, including software for the cloud. All of them essentially enable you to track and process maintenance work orders, manage parts and inventory, schedule maintenance, track warranty, and generate reports. Some have features for accident management, fuel consumption, IFTA reporting, tire management, and have import

and export capabilities for fuel card and GPS Satellite systems. Some are even compatible with SAGE / Simply Accounting. But before you run out and invest in any fleet maintenance software, or any software for that matter, have a plan. How you're going to get it up and running? Any software will require setup, training, and a learning curve. Who is going to do what and when? Do they have enough time in their schedule to take this on? I’ve seen many projects over the years stall, lag, or fail simply because the people resources were not allocated with enough priority. Having a responsible and knowledgeable staff member with enough authority to lead the software installation will pay dividends towards the success of the project. Whatever the product you choose, do your homework. Make sure the software does what you need it to do, is easy to use, and is backed by good support. It's a definite bonus if you can get support and setup included in the price, including importing your existing master file data to the new system. Another nice-to-have feature is the ability to have your copy of the software affordably


Rank Your Top Concerns


rlington, Virginia – The American Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n Research Institute (ATRI), the trucking industry’s notfor-profit research organization, recently launched the 2016 Top Industry Issues Survey. The annual survey, commissioned by the American Trucking Associations (ATA), asks trucking industry stakeholders to rank the top issues of concern for the industry along with ap6    September 2016

propriate strategies for addressing each issue. The survey is in its 12th year and participation by trucking stakeholders has grown each year. “In complex times like this it is critical that we do our part to help ensure a thriving future for the trucking industry,” said ATA Chairman Pat Thomas, Sr. Vice President, State Government Affairs, UPS, Inc. “With your participation, we can speak with a

collective industry voice on the issues most important to us.” The results of the 2016 survey will be released at the ATA Annual Management Conference and Exhibition, to be held October 1-4, 2016 in Las Vegas. Industry stakeholders are encouraged to complete the survey from the website, ATRI is the trucking industry’s 501(c)(3) not-for-profit research organization.


modified as your needs evolve and change. Make sure you ask lots of questions, take good

notes. Robert MacKay is President of Fleet Harmony Inc. – Canada's Cloud Fleet Man-

agement Software and can be contacted at robertm@


How to Forecast Cash Flow BY BRUCE SAYER


orecasting cash flow is critically important to managing the financial status of your trucking company. There is an old saying in business that "Cash is King". Have you ever wondered if you'll have enough cash to make this week's payroll or to pay your tax remittances, most company owners do at one point or another! By forecasting your business's cash flow and planning accordingly you will achieve greater financial stability. How does a company perform efficient financial forecasting? The answer lies in ongoing monitoring, reporting and analysis of your portfolio. If you do not have available inhouse resources, utilize the services of a professional accountant or work with an invoice factoring company that specializes in the trucking industry. There are two vitally important financial reports to analyze. The Statement of Cash Flows, one of the main financial reports, identifies the cash that is flowing in and out of the company. It integrates information from the balance sheet, income state-

ment and other reports to provide an overview of the company's financial status. Because the income statement is prepared under the accrual basis of accounting, all revenues reported may not have been collected."To understand the exact and current status of your company's finances, you now need to consider the Accounts Receivable Aging Report. This report categorizes a company's accounts receivable according to the length of time an invoice is outstanding. Mitigating risk is paramount! If the accounts receivable aging for your trucking company indicates that receivables are being collected much slower than normal, this may be a warning that business is slowing down or that the company is taking unnecessary credit risk on its customers. If you discover that a significant percentage of your customers are slow in paying their bills, you should re-evaluate your credit and collections policies and/or consider hiring professional services, such as an Invoice

Factoring company. When you factor your invoice receivables, there is no speculation as to when a customer may get around to paying you. Instead, you will be able to forecast your cash flow with greater certainty. Factoring companies will provide immediate cash flow, usually within 24 hours of issuing the invoice. Having a steady, dependable stream of cash flow lets you manage your business’s financial commitments with a considerable reduction on stress levels. The bene-

fits of Invoice Factoring reach well beyond the ability to quickly convert invoices to cash. When you factor with a reputable and knowledgeable Factoring Company your trucking business also benefits from professional Accounts Receivable Management. This will help you reduce bad debt and keep your cash flow healthy. Finding the right alternative financial provider to factor your invoices is highly critical. Look for a reputable firm that discloses the needed

details upfront to make an informed decision. Reviewing your Accounts Receivable Aging Schedule with the factoring company prior to committing to their services is vital to making the right decision. You may have $100,000.00 in receivables from various customers, but if your factoring company does not consider all your customers as eligible, or credit worthy, you may discover, afterwards, that all your invoices may not be included in the funding. In other words, you may

only receive $40,000.00 or $50,000.00 in advances, the remaining receivables are considered ineligible. A reputable factoring company will assess all your financials, including the Accounts Receivable Aging Schedule to ensure you have a clear understanding of how much cash you may be receiving based on your outstanding balance of accounts receivables. For more information about financial services for the trucking industry, visit


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Cocaine Fishy in This Bust!



eized at the airport in a shipment of fish and shrimp was over 175 pounds of cocaine. The shipment originated in Georgetown,

Guyana and was destined for the USA. On August 10, 2016, Police at the International Airport in Guyana, Cheddi Jagan, uncovered the cocaine as the cargo was preparing for shipping. The drugs were found in pellet packets inside the backbones of the fish! Drug smugglers will go to any lengths to hide their product. In Edmonton in July 2016, 100 kg of N-phenethylpiperidinone, a chemical compound used to manufacture Fentanyl, and 4 kg of W-18 powder were seized. Combined this is enough to produce 38.3 million fentanyl pills. The

shipment was discovered in four cardboard barrels. The couple that was arrested for the illegal importation of these compounds were from Edmonton, AB. They had been at the airport to collect their packages, which originated in China. Upon first sight they appeared to be barrels of some sort of metal chips, which one would assume would be used for the manufacturing of a metal product. At closer look, right under the layers of metal chips were plastic bags of what looked like brown sugar. Once CBSA tested, it was revealed that the prod-

ucts were indeed the illicit fentanyl and W-18. The danger with Fentanyl, a synthetic opioid, is that it is up to 50 times stronger than heroin, causing many overdoses in Canada and the USA. In Alberta alone there had been reported 300 deaths by fentanyl in 2015. China is the largest supplier in the world of N-phenethylpiperidinone and W-18. For the past 15+ years I have been directly involved in helping persons and companies join all of the Safety & Compliance programs such as FAST, C-TPAT, PIP, TTP CSA, to aid in the fight against ter-

rorism and to facilitate our international trade. CBS provides a full Training program for all mentioned. For more information about

these programs please contact Cross Border Services at or email



Trans Can Analysis Shows Benefit of ELD Mandate


oronto, Ontario – Momentum continues to build towards the implementation of a federal ELD mandate in Canada. Late yesterday, Transport Canada released its long-awaited Cost-Benefit Analysis (CBA) for a proposed mandate that would apply to all federally-regulated vehicles where the driver is currently required to complete a paper logbook. The CBA looked at two scenarios: One included all federally-regulated commercial motor vehicles in Canada that would be covered by the mandate while the other excluded those vehicles which would be covered by the US mandate. In both cases the result was the same. Benefits are expected to exceed the costs associated with a Canadian ELD mandate by a 2:1 ratio. According to the CBA “ELDs are an effective compliance tool to reduce the potential for driver fatigue and the likelihood of a driver reporting incorrect data on a paper log book … (and) are expected to improve road safety by increasing the accuracy of tracking driving hours (to ensure that

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allowable driving hours are not exceeded) and reducing potentially highrisk situations whereby drivers may operate in a fatigued state.” The sidebar table provides a summary of the Transport Canada findings and conclusions. A full copy of the CBA is available to CTA members by emailing ctaeldfeedback@ The net benefits will accrue to drivers, carriers and to government with the CBA suggesting that among the total benefits, savings to industry, including both drivers and motor carriers, account for 99% of the benefit. “The CBA provides a sound analytical basis that confirms the significant net benefit from an ELD mandate and dispels some of the myths about ELDs that are out there,” says David Bradley, CEO of the Canadian Trucking Alliance, which has been championing such a requirement since 2005. “Now that the federal government has made its path clear, we call on all provinces to get onboard and extend the mandate to provincially-regulated vehicles as well.”

The compliance date for the United States’ ELD mandate is December 2017, with grandfathering provided for qualifying technology until December 2019. The exact phase-in period and dates for compliance with the Canadian

federal ELD regulatory proposal has not been established. In the CBA, Transport Canada says that it wishes to align with the United States to the extent possible. However, it also says “regulatory amendment is expected to come

into force in year three (2 years after publication of the final regulation)”. During the course of the CBA, a one-year transition period was considered but showed a significant cost increase. CTA supports the two-year phase-in,

plus an additional twoyears grandfathering for qualifying equipment. It is expected Transport Canada will kick off the formal regulatory process with a Canada Gazette Part 1 notice as early as Spring 2017.



How this Heat Wave is Affecting Your Axles



ot only is this heat affecting our crops, but warmer temperatures during the summer months are also presenting some extra challenges for maintenance in the trucking industry, affecting things

like the lifespan of our axles, tires, and more. When you have a summer like we have had so far, intense and prolonged exposure to heat creates an expansion of materials, which means many aspects of your axle can be affected. The first example off the top of my head would be torque of fasteners; the heat can make it harder to remove parts for maintenance or replacement due to tightening parts. A common part this can be an issue with is a bolt and nut. When it comes to the seal, the heat can make the seal dryer which will make it more brittle and can cause the illusion of a leaking seal.

Other things such as the oil in your hubs and tire inflation and pressure are also negatively impacted by the hot conditions. If you anticipate driving in extreme high temperatures it may be an idea to consider going with a slightly higher viscosity oil. Generally a thicker oil will withstand more abuse and take longer to break down in the hot weather. Another thing that people often forget is that tire pressure can be affected by heat, which can increase as much as 15 psi in weather like we have had recently. With these heat waves, your tires will expand and in turn will result in a change in your

tire pressure. Too much or too little tire pressure can have a very negative effect on your tire wear. If your tires are under inflated, you will end up with outside edge wear. Over inflation will put you in a position of having tires that are worn out in the centre. A tire that’s over-inflated and worn will jeopardize your safety and create issues with poor handling and braking. So remember, the heat isn’t only hard on us. Be sure to check your axle regularly and perform any maintenance that is required. Stay cool, stay safe and enjoy the rest of your summer!



Trucking Reaches New Heights Near Valemount


ork is almost complete on the project to increase the clearance at two consecutive CN Rail overheads on Highway 5 at Tete Jaune Cache, about 18 kilometres north of Valemount, announced Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Todd Stone. “This project supports the commitment in our B.C. on the Move plan to keep people and cargo moving on our roads and highways,” said Stone. “Increasing the clearance at these two CNR overheads will make a significant difference for truckers carrying larger loads along this corridor; having a positive impact on the local, regional and provincial economies.” The project will increase the vertical clearance of

the two CN Rail overheads from 4.8 metres to 5.35 metres. This will improve the capacity for taller commercial transport vehicles that use this corridor on the route between B.C. and Alberta. This follows two similar projects done on Highway 97 to increase clearances at the West Pine and East Pine CN Rail overheads to over five metres. As opposed to replacing the overpass, the road is lowered to gain the increased clearance. “B.C.’s commercial transport industry is seeing an increasing demand to transport taller and heavier loads,” said Prince GeorgeValemount MLA Shirley Bond. “Highway 5 is very busy with commercial traffic and this investment will help keep our economy moving while increasing

safety for residents and tourists.” The project will be completed early - the original completion date was late September. Trucks are now able to use the route. Paving will be done within the next week. The B.C. Trucking Association provided input into the project. “The completion of this project to increase the vertical clearance at two CN Rail overhead locations on Highway 5 is very welcome news for our members,” said BC Trucking Association President & CEO Louise Yako. “These improvements will have real, tangible benefits for our industry by helping our members move our goods more efficiently and safely along this key corridor.” This project is part of B.C.

on the Move, the B.C. government’s 10-year transportation plan to improve

the province’s transportation network. B.C. on the Move is

available online at: transportationplan/.



New Lighting on Hwy 1 in Swift Current


afety improvements are on the way for the Trans-Canada Highway through Swift Current. New, enhanced lighting will ensure motorists have a better view of the road. “We are pleased to partner with the City of Swift Current on this project to improve safety on this busy section of highway,” Premier and Swift Current MLA Brad Wall said. “Collisions along this portion of the Trans-Canada tended to happen at night, and the new lighting will improve safety for those driving through the city. The Ministry of Highways will continue to monitor safety in the area and con-

tinue to work with the city to make any further, necessary changes.” The Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure has been looking at safety improvements to reduce the number of pedestrian incidents which have occurred on the highway. The new lighting, scheduled to be installed this fall at a cost of $1.1 million, will begin operating immediately after construction. Swift Current City Council signed an agreement with the Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure to cost share the lighting improvements. “The new lighting is welcome news,” Swift Current Mayor Jerrod Schafer said. “It is important to remind pedestrians who make the decision to cross that it is dangerous and they should be using the appropriate crossings.” The Government of Saskatchewan has invested $6.3 billion in transporta-

tion infrastructure since 2008, improving more than 11,000 kilometres of Saskatchewan roads.


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What Do Women Want?



am often asked to explain what issues women in the trucking industry have that is different from men. The answer is, “none.” Every one of the concerns that our members have affects both men and women. So, why do women need their own association? They don’t! Despite the name, “Women In Trucking,” our membership is not limited to women. In fact, currently, seventeen percent of our members are men. If you think about it, you don’t need to be a dog to support the humane society, do you?  The Arbor Day Foundation doesn’t require that you’re a tree to fund their efforts. Our members include anyone who supports our mission; Women In Trucking was established to encourage the employment of women in the trucking industry, promote their accomplishments and minimize obstacles. Are there issues that are unique to women?  No, but there are issues that affect women more than they affect men. These are some of the concerns we are focusing our efforts on and working to alleviate. Let’s look at some of the top obstacles women face in the trucking industry. The number one concern relates to image. The common perception by those who are not familiar with the trucking industry is that it’s a man’s world.  There may be a greater percentage of men than women responsible 10    September 2016

for moving the nation’s freight, but that doesn’t mean that women aren’t welcome. In fact, some of the most encouraging and supportive people in trucking are men! Our goal is to let women know that there are great career opportunities in the trucking industry, and they include driving, maintaining and managing the equipment (and drivers!).  Often, when I tell women about the organization, they are curious, but when I start describing the potential opportunities available to them, they tell me they aren’t “built” to drive a truck, or that they aren’t mechanically minded enough to service an engine. I tell them that they’re wrong. I tell them they can learn and they are capable and most importantly, they are needed.  Many people have the misperception that they are not welcome and wanted, and one of our goals is to change that image. Another issue that is more important to women concerns safety.  Women are more susceptible to violence than men.  The US Department of Justice found that women are three times more likely to be raped than men, three times more likely to be stalked than men, and twice as likely to be injured during an assault as men. It is unfortunate, but violence against women is more prevalent, and so more women are more concerned about their physical safety. This industry can’t afford to lose women because they do not feel safe in their work environment. Everyone deserves to have the security to do their job, and whether their workplace is an office, a truck or a maintenance facility, our goal is to help women overcome some of the challenges they might face in ensuring that they are safe while they are on the job.

Cleanliness is another issue that has arisen more often for women. Truck stops are not as clean as many would like them to be, and some of the rest room facilities at the loading docks haven’t been cleaned in ages. We aren’t claiming that men don’t care about germs, but we have found that women often have higher stan-

dards for defining what is meant by “clean.” Harassment is an issue that women find to be more disconcerting than men. Many of our female members have told us that they are often verbally accosted by an anonymous male voice when they key mic on their CB radio. Diane, an owner operator from Can-

ada, said that she had been called some pretty nasty things when she talked on the CB. She turns it off except for the few occasions she needs it to communicate with a fellow driver. Are men harassed on the CB, the answer is that yes, they are.  Are men concerned about cleanliness? Of course! Are men

subjected to violence on the road? Yes, again. Women In Trucking is not an association FOR w o m e n ; i t ’s A B O U T women and their success and support in this industry.  You don’t have to be a female to become a member.  Call us at 888.464.9482 or visit www.WomenInTrucking. org to join!




Top 5 Things To Consider When Hiring A Video Surveillance Company BY MIKE GRABOVICA


s security guards are slowly becoming a thing of the past and with more and more carriers switching over to live video surveillance monitoring stations, how does one know how to select the right company that will deliver on expectations? Here are the top 5 questions to ask when hiring the right remote video surveillance company. Is the agent focusing on your company only? For maximum profits, some monitoring companies will force their monitoring agent to watch hundreds of cameras! Studies suggest that an agent can focus on no more than 25-30 cameras and work shifts of no longer than 6 hours. Any additional burden causes the attention span to drastically decrease and anxiety level to increase. It is nearly

impossible for the camera operator to deliver on customer’s expectations if he is being overloaded. The agent should be watching your company only and no other! Always ask for proof that you are being supplied with a dedicated agent focused on your cameras only. The last thing you want is a stressed out camera operator forced to watch hundreds of cameras and be responsible for your facility. Stay away from Momand-Pop shops. A sales rep may promise you the world, but if he is the one that also shows up to do the installation as well he is probably the same guy that is watching your cameras at night. Camera operators need supervision as agents can fall asleep just as easily as security guards can if they are overworked or tired. Due to extremely high operating costs related

to internet bandwidth, IT infrastructure, staff oversight, and 24/7/365 onsite support, small businesses often cut corners on your service. This leaves you in a vulnerable position, one you may not be aware of until a theft happens. Look for companies that can prove that they employ no less than 150 employees and have the resources that are required to deal with potential problems. Who’s insurance covers the loss? Losing a trailer can be devastating to your business. If you are paying someone to watch over your equipment, then it’s only fair that they are held accountable for the mistakes that can harm your companies’ reputation as a result of poor performance. Make sure that if there is a failure to perform by the video surveillance company, that they agree to be

held accountable for the mistake. In a competitive environment, the last thing you need is an insurance increase. Smaller companies tend to overload their camera operators with hundreds of cameras and dozens of customers, which makes your business extremely susceptible to missed thefts. Security equipment should be free, always. Historically, if you hire any kind of professional to do their job, they should not ask you to pay for their tools. For adequate security, the average size truck yards require no less than 20 night vision HD cameras. The majority of these cameras should be installed on the fence lines and gate. Do not get tricked in to paying any of the installation costs whatsoever. Besides monitoring, all the equipment needs regular service and maintenance as you do not want these

future unexpected bills. Another great reason to not own the equipment is the fact that it depreciates very quickly. Today’s worst cameras were the best ones on the market only 3-5 years ago. The Monitoring Station should be overseas. There is only one industry that has an even higher turnover of staff than security guards, and those are call centers or monitoring stations. Why? Well, the job is not exactly what most kids in Canada grow up dreaming about. Pay is low, night shifts are unfavorable, and with an unemployment rate lower than 7%, it makes it easy to find better opportunities elsewhere. These negatives are all bonuses for overseas operations where the pay is relatively high and our night shifts are their day shifts. In order to compete with the efficiencies of overseas

operations, domestic monitoring stations force their staff to work 5 times harder to compensate for the lack of ability to compete. You do not want your company assets to be secured by unhappy and overworked staff! Remote video surveillance is here to stay and security guards are slowly becoming a thing of the past. Choosing the right company can mean the difference between your operation saving money or having devastating problems and issues that will take years to clean up - or worse. Make sure to do your homework and deeply investigate in to the core operation of any company before partnering with them. For more information contact Mike Grabovica, Security Advisor, at Birdseye Solutions, 888.414.6712.


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Truck Washing is Changing



here have been many visits to truck companies since our Truck World exhibit in Toronto in April. There seems to be a renewed interest in washing trucks, trailers and all types of vehicles beyond the past few years. Is it because of economical renewal, company image sensitivity, or the feeling that the old way just doesn't work anymore? My understanding from anecdotal feedback is

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that washing by mobile truck industry is unreliable. Granted, like any industry, there are good and bad operators, but there seems to be more on the bad side here. This monthly cost can become a major maintenance expense without realizing it. There always has to be a better result and way. A dirty truck is not treated with respect by the driver, employees or the public. Wa s h i n g a t a t r u c k wash can become a major headache and task to complete in terms of both timing and cost. And of course washing by hand is the most arduous task there can be. You have to love your truck to want to wash it by hand every day or week. We visited a wash bay at a very busy mechanic/truck stop that had 13 wash bay attendants working like a bee hive around the trucks in the

bay. The owner just pointed to us and we realized the problem. How can you afford 13 employee wages and figure you will make money and keep the wash bay open? The dilemma was that the traffic created to wash trucks was a major pull for the trucks to visit the lube, tire and tune up bays. The owner didn't want to close the wash bay, but instead make it more efficient so he could wash more trucks to avoid the lineups. Also, recently they stopped washing trailers which really was a negative to his customers. It just took too many men and time to wash by hand. By the time we left, we formulated an opportunity to wash trailers again that would enable his trailer clientele to come back – a wash system that enables a 5 minute wash with only one attendant. No modifications to the

building were needed, and they were up and running in a day. Washing can be easy, profitable and a great customer experience when you have the proper tools. It’s all about asking the experts to help you solve your problems. The right tool always makes life easier. The most desired outcome of all those we visited was a wish for a facility with a wash bay. That the company can take the image of their fleet into their own hands is a great experience. There are so many ways in today's world to help and provide workable solutions. It’s just a matter of asking those in the know for advice, get the proper tools, and be ready to reduce your workload, headaches and focus on growing your business. Jack Jackson is President of Awash Systems Corp. Email: jjackson@ or call 800.265.7405. Visit our w e b s i t e w w w. a w a s h - North America's leader in Fleet Washing Solutions.


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Summerland, Penticton Resurfacing Project Gets Underway


n asphalt resurfacing project has been awarded to Peter’s Bros. Construction Ltd. of Penticton in the amount of $1.9 million to resurface 11 kilometres of Highway 97 in the Summerland area. “Crews will be resurfacing 11 kilometres of Highway 97 from Duncan Avenue in Penticton to the Trout Creek Bridge in Summerland,” said Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Todd Stone. “Over one million tonnes of asphalt will be used this year to resurface

provincial highways and side roads.” This resurfacing project will begin after Labour Day to avoid the busy summer traffic. Completion is scheduled for midNovember. “Highway 97 is an essential piece of local infrastructure to our communities and our regional economy,” said Penticton MLA Dan Ashton. “I’m pleased to see it will benefit from improvement projects that will keep people and goods on the move, while ensuring a safer driving experience for all


Retaining Wall Fixed on Hwy 1 at Hell’s Gate Tram


he Ministry of Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n and Infrastructure has completed work on an important highway infrastructure remediation project on Highway 1, south of Boston Bar. Crews have fixed a section of the rock-stack retaining wall, located on Highway 1, approximately 50 metres north of the parking lot for the Hell’s Gate tram. A new, robust retaining wall has been built, spanning across the failure zone (approximately 22 metres) and is reinforced at the toes by vertical anchors. The project cost was $1.15 million and the contractor was Emil Anderson Maintenance. “As part of our commitment through B.C. on the Move, we are making a number of improvements to ensure the Trans-Canada Highway is kept in top shape and continues to serve local travel, commercial truck travel, and tourists well,” said Transportation and Infrastruc-

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ture Minister Todd Stone. “These upgrades will contribute to our goals of enhancing year round safe and efficient travel along Highway 1.” Work started at the end of May and was completed at the end of July 2016. Crews are now performing final clean-up activities at the site. “The Hell’s Gate tram is a popular attraction that draws a lot of visitors and we want to ensure people get there safely,” said Laurie Throness, MLA for Chilliwack-Hope. “I’m pleased to see this project completed so quickly and I know travellers appreciate it as well.” This project is part of B.C. on the Move, the British Columbia government’s 10-year plan for the improvement of the province’s transportation network. The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure will invest almost $2.7 billion over the next three years to improve British Columbia’s transportation network.


users. During construction, I encourage travellers to have patience through the construction zone for the safety of the workers and fellow drivers.” This project is part of B.C. on the Move, the B.C. government’s 10-year plan

for the improvement of the province’s transportation network. The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure will invest almost $2.7 billion over the next three years to improve British Columbia’s transportation network.

As part of this plan, the B.C. government will invest $380 million over three years to resurface provincial highways. Highway resurfacing includes conventional paving, hotin-place recycle paving (an environmentally-friendly,

made-in-B.C. technology) and sealcoating for lowervolume rural highways. This investment program is the main component of the government’s strategy to resurface 1,000 kilometres of provincial highway annually.



VCMS: Specialists in Advanced & Cost Effective Security Solutions for the Transportation Industry BY MAREK KRASUSKI


argo theft costs the transportation industry, and ultimately the end consumer, $5 billion in content loss and related expenses. Such a significant cost to commercial carriers calls for equally robust measures to counteract this blight on the industry. VCMS Security is working assiduously with its carrier clients to minimize risk of theft through a comprehensive security system. VCMS provides interactive video monitoring and facility management service specifically designed for risk reduction in the trucking and logistics sectors. VCMS stands apart from its competitors in significant ways, says Danilo Milosevic, VCMS Operations Manager. Chief among those distinctions is the failsafe, fully secured

monitoring infrastructure designed to override conventional breakdowns. “We have two monitoring facilities in two different locations, one backing up the other. It is the most technologically advanced system based on the server and workstation configuration which works in conjunction with the monitoring software, which we own. We also have total network and power redundancy. In the event of power outages our natural gas generator supplies continuous power. Backup batteries are in place for each server/workstation located in our facilities,” Danilo explained, adding that Network redundancy, with 3 internet lines from 3 different ISPs, plus a cellular backup modem, are on hand to manage the monitoring software. VCMS depends on fully

trained and licensed security guards for all monitoring functions. Licensed guards, in contrast to competitors who may hire recruits unfamiliar with security protocols, are familiar with dispatch rules and regulations, are informed about provincial laws, and are efficient in transmitting correct information to police dispatch services. And they are also on hand to be at client sites in short order in the event of emergencies. The protection of truck yards and logistics facilities begins at point of entry and ends at final egress. High Definition, point & tilt zoom cameras record every vehicle entering and leaving the yard. To gain access a driver must present ID at a two-way communication unit to a security professional. Various tools are used to

authenticate driver status, including company log, daily itinerary, and specific instructions from the carrier. Once confirmed, a photo of the driver is taken and is stored both on and off site for future review. The yard gate is then unlocked once permission has been granted. An image of the truck and trailer is captured and stored for future reference. A loudspeaker system is in place to direct the truck to the designated spot assigned by the trucking company. The entire process is repeated on exiting the site, and a report generated and sent to the designated person on the account. In addition, cameras with 360 degree capability scan the entire yard site to ensure that all personnel and activities are verified. Benefitting VCMS customers is the surprising

cost effective value of the program in contrast to traditional security guard services. Danilo Milosevic says that their monitoring system, supported by advanced video analytics, yields a savings of 50 to 65 percent, plus additional rewards. “Alongside cost savings is the elimination of risk, such as assault, to on site monitoring facility security operators who often lack proper supervision, and exposure to elements.” Advanced and cost effective facility management solutions stand alongside the advantages VCMS extends as a fully owned and operated organization.

Customers benefit from monitoring facility security operators in the event of issues, and by superior customer service backed by clear lines of communication which are unencumbered by the annoyance of call centres half a world away. Concludes Danilo Milosevic: “As a Canadian company we keep jobs in Canada and help grow our economy, something we are very proud of.” For more information on how VCMS Security can provide solutions for your industry concerns, please call Toll Free 888.967.VCMS (8267), 905.565.8267, visit our website www.vcms. ca.


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A Quick Course in Tire Maintenance Tech



irst of all, I have the highest regards for truckers. My hat is off to you guys and gals who are responsible for delivering the products we use every day, and so much more! I know you don’t have a lot of time for research, but what’s an easy way to bring yourself up to speed with good, tire repair and maintenance tech? Where can you get some current, quick

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information about proper tire repair materials and equipment? Go to the source. Your tires are the only part of your fleet that touches the road. You want to maintain them, but how? Let’s zero in on a few good resources. Here’s a 15 minute crash course in some of the tire tech you depend on every day. If you take a run through these four RTA member company sites, I guarantee you will come away with a better understanding of your tire needs, and a curiosity to learn more. Take a few minutes and you’ll learn a lot quickly, just by browsing through these four websites: www.,, www.31inc. com and (Go ahead, we’ll wait here till you come back.)

Browsing here, and on some of their internal links, you’ll see a quick overview of some repair systems, grinding tools, blades, adhesives and sealants, tire reclamation systems, tire and wheel supplies, TPM systems and high tech rubber repair services and products. Welcome Back! Believe me, there are many more good RTA members with information to share, but we’ve showcased these four to help you get started. We are happy to share our member’s information about the tools and materials and standards that are used in tire repairing and retreading. Yo u k n o w that your tires take more abuse than any other part of your truck. The good news is

that proper tire repair allows a tire that otherwise would have been scrapped to be put back into full road service for the life of the tire. That’s why it is important for you to ONLY deal with reputable professional tire repair and retread companies. When the initial life of your tire is over, if any repairs have been properly made, your tire can be retreaded for another life, saving you the cost of buying another tire. If your tire has had a bad repair it probably will not pass the retreader’s inspection for another life, and will

be sent to the scrap pile, costing you money and creating waste! Improper tire repairs can cause a premature end to your very expensive tire’s useful life, and tires are meant to be worn out, not thrown out! As many as 15 tires out of every 100 tires found in scrap tire piles could have been properly repaired and placed back into full road service. This can translate into very substantial savings for your fleet if the tires belong to you, and environmental savings for all of us by using our resources wisely. Would you let your wife and kids drive on retreads? My answer to this question is emphatically, Absolutely! I have been driving on retreads for more than 40 years and have no reason to not have my family, includ-

ing my grandkids, with me in my car. I am Harvey Brodsky, the Managing Director of the Retread Tire Association. You can call me seven days a week at 831.646.5269 and if I’m away from the phone you will hear back from me within 24 hours, no matter where in the world I happen to be. Help us spread the word. Drop us an email and ask for one of our free “Retreading is Recycling!” bumper stickers and we’ll send one out! They look great, and we have a round window version available also. Send your request to If you’d like any more information regarding the economical and environmental benefits of top quality retreading, please contact the Retread Tire Association by telephone at 831.646.5269 or by email to info@retreadtire. org.


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A Game Changer for the Replacement Parts Industry



dditive manufacturing, or 3D printing as it’s also known, solves the problem of obsolete parts, quick parts delivery, fast turnaround for prototypes and molds. Using various metals and plastics the 3D printer can construct a part from a 3D CAD drawing or by measuring the original. Once a computerized design has been created a process known as direct metal laser sintering melts layer after layer of metal powder, layers as thin as 0.012” (0.3 mm) creating a design that cannot be produced in the traditional manner. The part is constructed from the ground up, layer after layer that incorporates all geometry, internal and external. If weight is an issue the part can be produced with

minimal material without losing integrity (see photoraphs at right). Materials used in 3D printing range from stainless steel to aluminum alloys. 3D printing will re-recreate a part with the exact dimensions as the original in a fraction of the time it would take to do in the traditional way. Norm Holish, President of Additive Metal Manufacturing in Concord, Ontario says “Using the 3D printing process we can turn a part, tool, die or mold around in less than a week.” Another service offered by Additive Metal Manufacturing is the Electronic Warehouse. Once a part has been modeled, and a ‘sample’ produced and approved, the 3D electronic model is kept on file. When an order is received the part can be printed and shipped. Imagine a world with none of these problems: Sorry no stock, The tooling needed is not available, Large quantity minimum order required, Long lead times. Down time is a thing of the past. It’s not hard to see where this technology can be applied. Engine, trans-

mission and rear end parts. Exhaust, fuel and cooling system components, fuel and cooling system parts, The list goes on? For more information, visit www. NEW LOW-RIDE TRAILER SUSPENSIONS Ridewell Suspensions builds upon its expertise in lightweight, fully integrated trailer suspensions with the release of 20K and 25K Capacity Low-MountHeight Trailer Suspensions for the RAR-266 product family. Both systems are available in drum or disc brake axle configurations with standard or custom axle widths. The RAR-266 Low-Mount 20K Trailer Suspension utilizes a narrow bushing design to achieve a lightweight, durable system that fits applications with limited space. The 20K suspension can be configured for use with 19.5” and 22.5” tires at a 7” ride height. The 25K-version of the low-mounting-height system allows customers to standardize on a widebushing pivot connection while accommodating 6.25”-to-9.5” ride heights. Both systems take advantage of a 5.75” large

diameter axle combined with short cams to minimize axle weight. The integrated system saves installation time and requires less maintenance. For more information, visit SUPPLY SIDE NEWS Get "Tired" on the internet. A US company, Simple Tire, is offering to ship tires to you free of freight charges. As COO Josh Chalofsky says, “We’re often referred to as the ‘Expedia of the tire industry’ because of the way we source tires and the effort we’ve put into building relationships with suppliers.” With relationships with virtually all major brands, and over 500 tire distributors, they compete with each other on price, selection and delivery so that SimpleTire customers get the best deal. Once the order is placed it is forwarded to the distributor/installer of choice. Unfortunately, at this time, the service is US based and the only ‘truck’ listed is the Freightliner Sprinter. Is this the way of the future? It does make some sense. MACK FLEETPREFERRED

Examples of parts made using the 3D metal printing. No molds required. By joining Mack FleetPREFERRED, you become a part of a purchasing-based program for Mack fleet customers with 20 or more trucks who are looking to protect and build their bottom line. Mack puts you in the driver’s seat by delivering an unmatched amount of control, speed and customization in the

purchasing of parts and service repairs. When it comes to transaction reporting and billing, Mack FleetPREFERRED provides time saving advantages to help benefit your business. For more information, visit r v ice s/par ts/mackfleetpreferred.



Kenworth New Options for Heavy Duty T370


irkland, Washington – Kenworth is enhancing its reliable, rugged and versatile Kenworth T370 with additional new options that further expands its capabilities for vocational customers. The T370 is a proven option for the medium duty vocational market, and shares a heavy duty heritage and key components with Kenworth’s heavy duty vocational trucks. Now, the Kenworth T370 – already offered with heavy 18    September 2016

duty 16,000-lb, 18,000-lb and 20,000-lb front axles – is adding a durable straight steel channel bumper, larger size 385/65R22.5 steer tires, and rugged, molded thermoplastic fender extensions to benefit vocational customers. The heavy front axles can be paired with 46,000-lb rear axles to create specifications ideally suited for vocational applications, such as dump, fuel delivery, utility, crane, service trucks, or mixers. “The Kenworth T370 al-

ready provides excellent performance and value for a wide range of medium duty and vocational applications,” said Kurt Swihart, Kenworth Marketing Director. “Now, Kenworth is enhancing this proven performer to bring costeffective operation and heavy duty performance to truck operators in even more demanding vocational applications.” The T370 is available with Meritor or Dana non-drive front steer axles rated from 16,000 – to 20,000-lb and

44,000 – and 46,000-lb heavy duty tandem-drive rear axles. The T370 can be spec’d with the PACCAR PX-9 engine rated up

to 350-hp and 1,150 lb-ft of torque. Kenworth is the driver’s truck. See what drivers are saying at www.kenworth.

com/drivers. Kenworth’s Internet address is www.kenworth. com. Kenworth is a PACCAR company.




Northern Ontario’s Largest Rental Fleet Sculpts Niche in Underground Material Handling Market



ining is a highly specialized industry that demands the best in engineering, design, equipment and personnel to keep this industry, so fraught with potential disaster, safe and viable. Equipment North Inc., (EN) based in Sudbury and Timmins, is one mining stakeholder that exemplifies industry standards and practices to survive, and in its particular case, thrive in this competitive sector. EN has the largest rental fleet in Northern Ontario capable of handling the most task-specific jobs in mining. And if it doesn’t have the exact specs required for the job, it will make them. “We sell construction equipment customized to suit underground mining. Our design work is done inhouse and we work with consulting engineers to verify our modifications,” says Ryan Matusch, Equipment North spokesperson. Such modifications include a variety of telehandler attachments manufactured onsite at the Sudbury and Timmins locations. These include shotcrete jibs used for transporting shotcrete bags underground, manbaskets, and high capacity crane jibs for hoisting material on the tips of booms. Equipment North’s product line consists of construction equipment customized for mining with major suppliers such as Yanmar and Manitou as featured brands noted for their ability to withstand the rigours of the mining

environment. Chief among EN’s mining products are forklifts and telehandlers, both essential for mining operations. Telehandlers, explains Ryan Matusch, are “similar to forklifts but instead of having the forks mounted on a carriage that just goes up and down vertically on a mast, they are mounted on the tip of a telescopic boom that can either be raised up and down vertically or extended out horizontally. Vertical reach will generally range from 12 feet to 58 feet,” he said. Equipment North carries the “Maniscopic” line of Manitou telehandlers manufactured in France. In contrast to standard vertical reach, Manitou telehandlers can extend to over 100 feet and be outfitted with a number of attachments. Their versatility allows them to function as forklifts, loaders, aerial work platforms and cranes. Another feature of a telehandler is its lateral stability. Matusch says the Manitou “Minerscopic” BT 420, for example, is well suited to hard rock mining thanks to its size - just 4,400 pounds capacity and the ability to fit into mine cages/elevators fully assembled. In mining, full assembly can save thousands. Matusch explains: “Larger units have to be disassembled on surface, transported underground in pieces, and reassembled underground. This can be an extremely costly process - sometimes $30,000 or more. If a contractor is doing a 1 day job at a mine and a telehandler is essential to a project, that’s an additional $30,000 expense, not to mention all the hassle and cost of coordinating transportation of the parts underground with the mine site.” Larger units are available when required. Equipment North provides telehandlers with as much as 80,000 pounds capacity

and straight mast forklifts ranging from 4,400 to 16,000 pounds capacities. And the company’s premier brands, namely Manitou and Yanmar, are known to withstand punishing work environments. Says Ryan Matusch, “Manitou telehandlers are intended to be ground engaging. This means they have a very robust boom head that is suited to digging into aggregate, dirt, etc. Most other brands of telehandler are only intended for pick-and-place type functions and any kind of ground engaging work is liable to damage the boom. This can be an extremely expensive structural repair.” Also available are rotating forklifts whereby the boom and operator cab can rotate 360 degrees. This enables these units to function as loaders, forklifts, cranes and aerial work platforms, according to Ryan Matusch who says these particular designs are relatively rare in North America. Preparing construction equipment for service in the mines can require significant changes to standard machinery. Take for instance triple redundant braking. Underground mines often have various depth levels connected to each other by steep ramps blasted from rock and lined with aggregate. These ramps are typically narrow given the compact nature of underground environments and are shared by both vehicles and pedestrian workers alike. Triple redundant braking, Matusch says, is a safety feature commensurate with the level of risk. “This is designed to ensure that equipment operating underground doesn’t have a brake failure and careen down the ramps. This would put the operator, mine employees and equipment at extreme risk. If one brake system

Equipment North’s product line consists of construction equipment customized for mining with major suppliers such as Yanmar and Manitou fails on the unit, there is always another that will kick in automatically to compensate. The three braking systems are generally referred to as ‘service’, ‘parking’ and ‘emergency’ brakes,” he said. Telehandlers, forklifts, and other equipment will also be outfitted with fire suppression devices, emissions systems, ROPS/ FOPS operator compartments, and other features to ensure they comply with mining regulations before being dispatched underground. While regulations are one reason for modifications, another is the hard rock mining environment of the Sudbury basin. Area mines are known for narrow shafts and drifts so equipment is required to work within confined quarters where machinery easily runs into walls and rock faces or is struck by falling rock. Notes Matusch, “It’s not

uncommon that a brand new piece of equipment leaves our shop one week and then comes back for a complete overhaul two weeks later looking like it’s been buried in a landslide for 15 years.” Mining, to be sure, is an industry well served by EN’s 25 year history in this sector. In addition to forklifts and telehandlers, it supplies aerial work platforms, compressors, generators and other conventional equipment to the mills, refineries and smelters of the region. Several years ago it began to diversify and reach out to other sectors such as road building, forestry and residential construction. Today, Equipment North stands as a company with two distinct operations: the customization of equipment for underground mining, and construction equipment sales and rentals. Though the lion’s share of EN’s income

is generated from rentals, a portion of revenue filters in from the sale of new equipment and used equipment as the company frequently turns over its inventory. Of interest to clients are Equipment North’s fullservice solutions. A complete turnkey underground material handling solution is provided, with no customization required by the customer. Equipment is modified and reinforced so as to ensure designated tasks are completed hassle free. And in keeping with the 24/7 nature of the mining and construction sectors, Equipment North is always available with a team of technicians to respond to customer demand. For more information contact Equipment North Inc. at their Sudbury and Timmins locations by calling 888.385.8559 or visit their website


Equipment North carries the “Maniscopic” line of Manitou telehandlers manufactured in France. Manitou telehandlers can extend to over 100 feet and be outfitted with a number of attachments. September 2016   19



Future Fuels - Part One



ews Flash: U.S. adopts stricter fuel standards for heavy trucks, Canada plans to follow suit. Liberals planning to propose new heavy truck emissions rules by end of 2016. For years we’ve been reading about various alternative ways to power our trucks and busses. In the mid-eighties, a well read national U.S. publication, Diesel Progress, ran an editorial proposing that diesel was the fuel of choice on into the future. This was a time when emissions were the driver and exhaust management technology was in the investigative stage. The thinking was that diesels could run cleaner and that aftertreatment of the exhaust to reduce emissions was doable. This proved to be true. However, the issue today is that we still need to reduce our dependency

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on oil, and emissions need to be reduced even more. Today, many suggestions have been made as to the future fuel of choice. But using alternate fuels face another major hurdle - is the infrastructure in place to replenish fuel used along the way? To properly look at fuel options one has to divide the market into two segments: Highway vehicles that need fuel dispenser locations across the country, vocational trucks that fuel at the same location and / or deliver fuel to their trucks at, for example, a construction site. Without a substantial investment in infrastructure, highway trucks and busses are limited to alternative power they can control on-board. The work / vocational truck, however, have a much longer list of choices. Highway trucks, those that fuel during a trip, are pretty much limited to diesel or ethanol diesel blends. Some of the major truck routes have fueling stations offering natural gas and propane but trucks using these fuels need to plan their routes and stops around fuel availability. As stated, the work truck has a few more options - diesel of course, but also natural

gas, and propane. Other than diesel, bio-diesel and ethanol diesel blends, natural gas and propane are the most popular alternate fuels for work truck and centralized trucking fleets. Ethanol Blends Ethanol blends used in diesel engines contain up to 15% ethanol. Operators say there is no noticeable difference in power and a slight reduction in diesel particulate. The reason ethanol use may not grow is the impact it has on farm production. In Canada ethanol is mainly made from corn and wheat. This has impacted the price of bread and other wheat and corn products. Technology is being developed to produce ethanol from other sources but until that happens there will be limited use of ethanol as a mainstay fuel. Natural Gas - CNG Ryder System Inc. recently announced its fleet of natural gas powered trucks has surpassed 100 million miles of operations. Ryder is the first commercial fleet to reach this significant milestone. Future growth of compressed natural gas (CNG) for the general over-the highway truck market will be determined by re-fueling infrastructure.

The use of CNG by fleets like Ryder will encourage service facilities to install CNG refueling stations. CNG is a cleaner burning fuel than diesel and natural gas seems to be in abundance. Coupled with our need to reduce oil consumption, CNG should see more fleets converting to its use as a fuel of choice. It is definitely an option for centrally located vocational truck and equipment operators. A compressed natural gas (CNG) refueling station can be installed wherever there is a natural gas pipe in the ground. Canada has an extensive underground infrastructure that delivers natural gas within most communities. There are over 80 public CNG stations in Canada - not a huge number but indications are the number will grow. For the vocational / work truck operator in Canada there are encouraging opportunities for the use of CNG. Another plus is that many of Canada’s natural gas utilities work with fleets to install fueling facilities. There are also equipment providers who install refueling systems and, in some cases, finance the capital cost of the system. Natural Gas - LNG

Liquefied natural gas (LNG) refueling stations, of which there are few in Canada, rely on bulk delivery of fuel via tanker trucks similar to the way in which gasoline and diesel are delivered to refueling stations. As LNG needs to be stored at -160˚ Celsius in order to stay in a liquid state, the fuel is delivered to the station site and stored in a special insulated cryogenic tank. The fuel is pumped from the storage tank and dispensed in a way that is similar to liquid fuels. As LNG dispensers operate at cryogenic temperatures, training is needed in order to dispense the fuel safely. Protective gloves and face shields must also be worn by personnel. Although the use of natural gas reduces emissions, natural gas production creates methane, a greenhouse gas that is more than 20 times worse than CO2. But, methane is also a fuel in use in limited locations. More on methane in our October issue. Propane A bi-product of natural gas processing, propane is also an alternative fuel for vehicles. Propane produces fewer emissions than diesel, and there is a highly developed infrastructure for propane transport, storage and distribution throughout Canada. Users cite fuel savings, increased horsepower and reduced emissions as motivating factors. Improved cold weather operations, lower maintenance costs and longer engine life are also cited as advantages of propane over diesel. To convert a diesel engine to propane an injector system is needed. The recent introduction of propane conversion kits, with electronic controlled fuel injectors, allow for mixing a precise amount of propane into the diesel engine air intake system. A big advantage of these duel-fuel engines is that if the propane tank becomes empty the engine

continues uninterrupted. Some truck OEM’s are now offering vocational vehicles with propane fuelled engines for use as street sweepers, garbage trucks, urban delivery trucks, school buses etc. DME dimethyl ether (DME) One of the more promising of the ‘alternate’ fuels is dimethyl ether. DME can be made from a variety of methane-containing products including biogas, natural gas and organic food waste. DME has the same performance and energy efficiency as diesel. The fuel is compression-ignited, is handled and stored similar to propane, and does not need cryogenic temperatures or high tank pressures. “Oberon Fuels has developed small-scale, skid-mounted production units that can convert a variety of feed stocks to DME,” said Rebecca Boudreaux, Ph.D., President of Oberon Fuels. “With these small-scale production units, regional fuel markets are created, offering the potential to bypass the infrastructure challenges of using an alternative fuel while also enabling the use of locally available feed stocks.” Mack Truck, an early adopter of DME and a leader in natural gas technology, sees the use of DME as an effective way to use North America’s natural gas reserves in place of diesel. “Our expectation is DME will be in line with diesel,” said Roy Horton, Mack’s Director of Product Strategy. “It answers a lot of challenges that have been posed by the natural gas industry. And there are lots of positives…it’s not under high pressure. It doesn’t vent. If you puncture a tank, it’s not going to explode. It’s something that you can use with little modification to your diesel engine,” adds Horton. In our October issue we’ll look at some alternate fuels being developed.




Detroit Announces New Vocational Engine for Freightliner Medium Duty



ate in July, Daimler Trucks North America announced the new Detroit DD5 engine will be available in the Class 5/6 Freightliner M2 106, medium duty truck. Daimler said the new engine offers new technologies as well as extended service intervals and an extended warranty package for the medium duty vocational market. Daimler has invested US$375 million to re-configure its Detroit (Redford, Michigan) plant and produce the DD5 engine, which has been in production in Manheim, Germany

for the past three years. The Detroit DD5 made its North American introduction in March 2016 at the NTEA Work Truck Show held in Indianapolis. The DD5 is the first of two new medium duty engines announced by Daimler, with the DD8 expected to be in production in 2018. The DD5 engine has a 45,000 mile maintenance interval and the engines are equipped with the Detroit Connect Virtual Technician, remote diagnostics service. As produced, the DD5 will meet the GHG17 standards. Kary Schaefer, General Manager, Marketing and Strategy with Daimler said, “We took the commitment to bring this engine to market very seriously, and we took a cautious approach.” Schaefer said the engine has undergone more than three million miles of testing and the company is

confident it will bring a 3% fuel economy improvement compared to current engine offerings. The five litre Detroit DD5 is a four-cylinder design, and is rated with a B10 life of 400,000 miles, which means Daimler expects only 10% of the DD5 engines will need significant work after 400,000 miles of service. Daimler

stands behind the new e ngi ne wi t h a t hre e year/250,000-mile engine and after- treatment

system warranty. The four cylinder design, Daimler points out, reduces parts complexity while still providing adequate power for medium duty vocational applications. The small design allows easy access to the engine and its components and is also attractive for applications in chassis besides the Freightliner M2 106. Daimler expects the DD5 will find applications such as step side delivery vans, school buses and many other medium duty tasks. Engine oil and filter changes for the Detroit DD5 is scheduled for 45,000-mile intervals. Diesel particulate filters are scheduled for cleaning service at 200,000 miles, and diesel exhaust fluid filter is scheduled to be replaced at 300,000 miles or three years.

The cast iron crankcase eliminates the requirement for cylinder liners. Pronounced ribbing provides the crankcase with extra stiffness and helps reduce overall weight. The DD5 comes with a dual stage turbo which provides better airflow than variable geometry turbos, and is a simpler design. The engine also sports variable camshaft phasing, which generates higher exhaust temperatures in certain operating conditions, which will provide more efficient exhaust after treatment. The DD5 also offers a two stage engine brake which

provides 180 and 220 braking horsepower, which is around 50% better than is offered by competitive engines. Daimler Trucks North America LLC, is headquartered in Portland, Oregon, and is the leading heavy-duty truck manufacturer in North America. Daimler Trucks North America produces and markets commercial vehicles under the Freightliner, Western Star and Thomas Built Buses nameplates. Daimler Trucks North America is a Daimler company, the world’s leading commercial vehicle manufacturer.



HFS – To Serve or Not to Serve?



hat’s not a question one has to ask Colin Humphrey, President of Humphrey Fleet Service Inc. located in Stratford Ontario, the home of the world renowned Stratford Shakespeare Festival.

Since the company was founded by his father Jim Humphrey in 1981, this family owned business has grown to become the local truck service center of choice for Trucking operators and Agra business fleets throughout Perth, Huron and Oxford counties. Colin is definitely a man o n th e m ove. H a vi n g grown up in the business he realized early on that without reliable consistent attention to the customer, survival for a family owned business in a very competitive Truck service world would be a formidable challenge. Needless to say, Colin and his team have been up to that challenge.

Consider the fact that they have one of the highest ratios of licensed mechanics I have come across in my travels, that includes three Diamond Certified technicians in a roster of fifteen. With such a talented team on the shop floor, no repair is

handle ‘All Makes’ including SPIFF Trailer service. In terms of their overall service capabilities, HFS is a registered Commercial Motor Vehicle Inspection Station, a Cummins engine dealer, a Drive Clean test facility and offer hydraulic system repairs,

beyond their capabilities. As a National Parts and Warranty Centre – Associate Dealer – for ALTRUCK International in Ontario – they are well equipped to

electronic engine diagnosis along with suspension and driveline services. Add to this a fully stocked parts department bolstered by a knowledge-

able experienced staff; one can understand why 90% of their customers have an HFS Account. In order to maintain this high degree of customer loyalty, the order of the day is Service! Service! Service! Colin’s wife Sherry shares his enthusiasm for the business acting as their office administrator and as a very supportive corporate partner. It’s simply their way of life. Colin went on to explain that he considers the continuing education of his technicians to be a priority and he takes advantage of every opportunity to add to their expertise. Their investment in the most up to date tools and diagnostic equipment available is

essential in operating a cost effective and efficient shop. A lower than average employee turnover rate is another positive contributing factor to the success of the HFS enterprise. H F S ’s S e r v i c e D e p t . weekdays start early at 7:00 AM and run until 11:00 PM Monday-Thursday, Friday until 5:00PM. Saturday’s are by appointment. Their easily accessible facility is located at 4352 Perth Line 36, a couple of kilometers west of Perth Road 119.The Parts Dept. runs with a similar early start Monday-Thursday, open until 7:00 PM. Visit www. for the big picture.


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TRP Announces New Warranty & Air Springs


enton, Washington – TRP has announced an enhanced warranty on its complete line of all-makes air springs. The TRP Air Spring Performance Guarantee is a promise to buy back any TRP air springs that do not fully satisfy customer expectations up to two years after purchase, through any TRP retail location in North America and Latin America. “As the all-makes leader, we stand behind our prod-

ucts 100 percent,” said Bart Lore, General Marketing Manager of PACCAR Parts. “Our Performance Guarantee is just one more way we demonstrate our confidence in the quality and reliability customers have come to expect from TRP parts.” TRP air springs are manufactured with a proprietary rubber compound and reinforcing material that extends component lifespan by limiting heat-buildup while also reducing weight.

Rigorous testing and quality controls ensure all TRP air springs are 100 percent leak proof. In addition to an enhanced warranty, TRP has also released two new air spring designs to further expand its offering in the off-road, vocational market. The first new part is the AS70360P. Designed with a proprietary composite base, this cab suspension spring reduces weight without compromising per-

formance or lifespan – all at a lower cost. The second new part, AS9780S, fits one of the industry’s most popular applications. It answers customer demands for durability with a powdercoated steel base that resists corrosion. “We often receive requests for alternative applications and configurations,” said Mark Santschi, Product Marketing Manager of PACCAR Parts. “These new offerings provide our customers the

peace-of-mind they look for in quality aftermarket air springs.” The TRP Air Spring program includes over 400 part numbers. Combined with TRP shocks, height control valves and bushings, TRP offers over 530 of the most popular suspension maintenance parts for medium-duty and heavyduty trucks, trailers and buses. More than half of these popular applications are available every day from PACCAR Parts distri-

bution centers and over 700 retailers worldwide. The two-year Performance Guarantee is available from any authorized TRP Parts retailer in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Latin America. TRP parts for trucks, trailers and buses are available through authorized retailers that include DAF, Kenworth and Peterbilt dealerships, and TRP stores around the world. For more information, visit



Tracer Debuts New, Multi-Lingual Website


estbury, New York – Tracer Products, the automotive division of Spectronics Corporation, officially announced the launch of its newly re-designed Tracerline website. More than a year in the making the enhanced site is designed to provide both the company’s existing

vendors, as well as new partners, with an enhanced interface on all levels. The updated aesthetic is clean, bright and draws the eyes in with its sharp graphics. Demo videos are produced with a distinctive and engaging style that entertain as well as explain. But it’s much more than just new lines and

a sleek redesign. “Under the hood” is a powerful and fast search engine that navigates users to where they want to explore with an intuitive and responsive clickability. Understanding that customers do business on the go and expect multiplatform access, the new site is designed for mobile users as well. There’s also a

new vertical expressly dedicated to tools in demand by fleet management professionals and their technicians. “Our customers and their customers are busy people,” says Gary Testa, Tracer Products’ OEM and National Sales Manager. “This redesign reflects what they want to see from us, our

products and how we are capitalizing on our growth.” Responding to the demands from vendors in emerging markets who want to add the Tracer brand to their SKU’s, the new multilingual feature makes the entire site and all its offerings available in Spanish, German, French and Chinese.

In 1955, Spectronics founder, Bill Cooper, invented fluorescent leak detection for the automotive industry. For more information about Tracer Products, please call us at 800.641.1133. Outside the U.S. and Canada, call 516.333.1254 or check us out at



New Low Ride Height Trailer Suspensions


idewell Suspensions builds upon its expertise in lightweight, fully integrated trailer suspensions with the release of 20K and 25K Capacity Low-Mount-Height Trailer Suspensions for

the RAR-266 product family. Both systems are available in drum or disc brake axle configurations with standard or custom axle widths. The RAR-266 LowMount 20K Trailer Suspension utilizes a nar-

row bushing design to achieve a lightweight, durable system that fits applications with limited space. The 20K suspension can be configured for use with 19.5” and 22.5” tires at a 7” ride height.

The 25K-version of the low-mounting-height system allows customers to standardize on a wide-bushing pivot connection while accommodating 6.25”-to9.5” ride heights. Both systems take advantage

of a 5.75” large diameter axle combined with short cams to minimize axle weight. The integrated system saves installation time and requires less maintenance. Ridewell manufactures suspensions for the

truck, trailer, bus, and RV industries worldwide. For more information, contact Ridewell Suspensions, PO Box 4586, Springfield, MO 65808, call 800.641.4122 or email info@ridewellcorp. com.

tapping the phone number. Kenworth will update the new Kenworth Essentials app regularly with new features so be sure to use the “Update” feature in the app store to stay current. Download the Kenworth Essentials App to your smartphone today from the Apple Store or the Google Play Store, respectively.

For iPhones and iPads, go to the Apple Store, search for “Kenworth” on your smartphone or mobile device, and install the app. Or simply email the link (https:// i t une .co m /u s/ app/kenworth-essentials/ id113.015.3749?mt=8) to your device. For Android devices, go

to the Google Play Store, search for “Kenworth” and install the app. Or email the link (https:// apps/details?id=com.paccar.KenworthEssentials) to your device. Ke n w o r t h ’s I n t e r n e t home page is at www. Kenworth is a PACCAR company.



Kenworth Essentials App


irkland, Washington – Kenworth Truck Company has launched the new Kenworth Essentials app for Apple and Android smartphones and mobile devices. The World’s Best ® app

provides easy access to important Kenworth and industry news in real time. 22    September 2016

Use the new app to explore Kenworth truck models, engines and technologies with immersive videos, brochures, and galleries of multi-perspective images. Looking for the nearest Kenworth dealer? Use the app to access the Kenworth Dealer Locator with its convenient “Find Nearby” feature to obtain

directions to the nearest Kenworth dealer with a single tap. Or search nationwide by city, state, province or zip code. The app will recognize your current location and map directly to the Kenworth dealership chosen. A call to the dealership can also be made with the “one-touch” dialing feature simply by




Mack Uses Virtual Reality to Demonstrate Power & Performance of Vehicles with mDRIVE™ HD


reensboro, North Carolina – Anyone interested in what it’s like to sit in the cab and ride in a Mack® truck while on the job can now experience it through virtual reality offered by Mack Trucks. Mack is the first Class 8 OEM to offer such a virtual reality test drive of a commercial vehicle to a wide audience. Virtual reality is a computer-generated simulation of a three-dimensional image or environment that can be interacted with in a seemingly physical way by placing the viewer’s perspective within the image or video itself. Mack used virtual reality technology to better demonstrate features and benefits of the Mack Pinnacle ™ , Mack Granite ® and Titan by Mack models equipped with the Mack mDRIVE ™ HD 13-speed

automated manual transmission. Using virtual

reality headgear, Google Cardboard or a smartphone, viewers can look around 360 degrees to see the cab interior in its entirety, as well as see what it feels like to be in the cab of a Mack model while it’s operating in quarries and on the highway. “Through virtual reality, customers and the general public now have the opportunity to truly understand what it’s like to be in the cab of a Mack truck as it gets the job done,” said John Walsh, Mack Vice President of Global Brand and Marketing. “Our trucks, when paired with the mDRIVE HD 13-speed, are unmatched in terms of power and performance, and now we are offering everyone a unique experience to better demonstrate this.” The mDRIVE HD 13-speed helps boost customer productivity thanks to improved performance and reduced weight. Mack

is the first truck manufacturer in North America to offer low reduction creeper gear ratios in a proprietary automated manual transmission. Since Mack announced the availability of the mDRIVE HD 13-speed in March, customer response has been overwhelmingly positive, encouraging Mack to make the 13-speed AMT standard on the Granite model starting with production of the 2017 MP®8 engine. Available in direct or overdrive configurations, the mDRIVE HD 13-speed offers a low reduction creeper gear ratio designed for easier startability on steep grades or when the truck is carrying a heavy load. This improved startability also allows customers to select a faster rear axle ratio. The faster ratio decreases engine rpm at highway speeds, saving fuel as the truck travels between job

Mack used virtual reality technology to better demonstrate features and benefits of the Mack Pinnacle™, Mack Granite® and Titan by Mack models equipped with the Mack mDRIVE™ HD 13-speed automated manual transmission. Using a VR headset and a smartphone, viewers can look around 360 degrees to see the cab interior in its entirety, as well as see what it feels like to be in the cab of a Mack model while it’s operating in quarries and on the highway. sites. The Mack virtual reality experience showcases the power of the mDRIVE HD 13-speed as it effortlessly frees the Mack Granite model from mud on a job site, easily drives up and down a steep grade without having to continuously apply brakes,

reducing brake wear-andtear, and also smoothly manages a fully loaded Mack Pinnacle model up and down a 15 percent and a 20 percent grade. To experience Mack virtual reality, visit www. to order Google Cardboard and link to the Mack vir-

tual reality app. The virtual reality videos also will be posted to the Mack website, but will not be as immersive as when Google Cardboard and the app are used. For more information about Mack, visit our website at www.macktrucks. com.



Carrier to Offer Telematics System for Transport Refrigeration Units


thens, Georgi a - Carrier Transicold recently announced it will offer a customized telematics solution that will deliver advanced capabilities for its transport refrigeration units (TRUs). The new telematics solution will help fleets manage their refrigerated assets by enabling remote refrigeration unit monitoring, control and diagnostics, data management and other value-added capabilities. Carrier Transicold is a part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). “We are excited about the opportunity to provide an advanced two-way

wireless communications system, uniquely qualified for truck and trailer units and backed by our comprehensive dealer support network,” said David Appel, President, Carrier Transicold & Refrigeration Systems. “Adoption of telematics by the transport industry has evolved rapidly and is now an important tool for fleet management.” ORBCOMM Inc., a global provider of machine-tomachine and internet of things solutions, was selected to develop the system according to design and qualification requirements specified by Carrier Transicold. “We launched this initiative in response to

customer demand for an original equipment manufacturer-provided system for TRUs,” Appel said. “The system can be factory-installed and will be supported by our authorized dealer network. ORBCOMM’s experience with remote monitoring and control solutions for mobile assets complements our expertise in transport refrigeration systems. Its expansive satellite and cellular capabilities provide the scale needed to support Carrier Transicold TRUs.” “We are pleased to have been chosen to support global refrigerated transport leader Carrier Transicold,” said Marc Eisenberg, CEO, ORB-

C O M M . “ O R B C O M M ’s technologies and knowledge will provide Carrier Transicold’s customers with tools to better track and monitor their shipments.”

With field trials nearing completion, Carrier Transicold anticipates the full release of its telematics solution in North America in 2017, followed by rollouts in Europe and

other regions around the world. For more information, visit Follow Car r ie r o n Tw itte r : @ SmartColdChain.


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Continental "Off The Road" Products Return to the Americas


ort Mill, South Carolina – Continental celebrated the return of the Off The Road (OTR) sales and product lines to the Americas markets beginning in August 2016. This will be the first time Continental has entered the Americas OTR markets in ten years. Continental will reenter the OTR/earthmover segment of Commercial Specialty Tires in the Americas markets, including the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, as well as Brazil and the Andean markets. The decision to reenter the markets after the long hiatus was based upon several factors, including dealer enthusiasm for Continental products.

“From a tire dealer’s perspective Continental is a great partner,” said Dan Rice, President of Piedmont Truck Tires, a longstanding Continental truck tire seller founded in 1978, with 9 locations located in and around the Carolinas. “Continental has troublefree products at fair prices that allow the dealer to make money and still offer a great value to the customer. We’re all very excited to see them bring OTR back into the mix,” he added. The OTR/earthmover product segment is part of a rapidly evolving business unit at Continental, Commercial Specialty Tires (CST). The addition of the OTR segment will increase

the already excellent reputation CST has as a supplier of material handing tires, including forklift, airport, port and container handling segments. Continental is planning to rollout with four sizes initially and intends to add to the product portfolio over the coming months and into 2017. To celebrate the reentry into the Americas market, the Off The Road team hosted an employee event at the Continental U.S. headquarters in Fort Mill, South Carolina on August 2nd, 2016. Activities included a cookout, a Caterpillar 980 loader on display, an OTR tire service truck and a formal update on the new direction of the

CST business unit. Continental develops intelligent technologies for transporting people and their goods. As a reliable partner, the international automotive supplier, tire manufacturer, and industrial partner provides sustainable, safe, comfortable, individual, and affordable solutions. In 2015, the corporation generated preliminary sales of approxi-

mately €39.2 billion with its five divisions, Chassis & Safety, Interior, Powertrain, Tires, and ContiTech. Continental employs more than 208,000 people in 55 countries. The Tire Division currently has 24 production and development locations worldwide. The broad product range and continuous investments in R&D make a major con-

tribution to cost-effective and ecologically efficient mobility. As one of the world’s leading tire manufacturers with more than 47,000 employees, the Tire Division achieved sales of €9.8 billion in 2014. Continental Commercial Vehicle Tires is one of the largest manufacturers of truck, bus and commercial specialty tires worldwide.



Saskatchewan Tire Dealer Joins Michelin Tweel Network


reenville, South Carolina – MICHELIN Tweel Technologies announced that Value Tire will join the MICHELIN® X® TWEEL® SSL dealer network, expanding dealer coverage and support for the MICHELIN ® 12N16.5 X ® TWEEL® SSL All Terrain and Hard Surface skid steer airless radial tire in Saskatchewan. Value Tire

offers farm, winter and automotive tires as well as a complete range of services, such as repairs, inspection and alignments by 26 trained technicians – including 13 who are TIA-certified. Value Tire provides professional service to customers with MICHELIN®, BFGoodrich ® and UNIROYAL ® products that include agricultural, con-

struction, medium truck, winter and passenger/ light-truck tires. The thirdgeneration family-owned business operates three commercial/retail locations in Saskatchewan: Saskatoon, Regina and Yorkton. “Value Tire is a sevenyear winner of the Saskatoon Consumer Choice award, and we’re proud to welcome the business

into our dealer family,” said Jack Olney, Director of Sales for Michelin Tweel Technologies. The X TWEEL SSL is M i c h e l i n ’s h i g h l y a d vanced airless radial tire designed for skid steer loaders. As the only commercial product available to offer the advantages of no maintenance, no compromise and no downtime – the X TWEEL SSL re-

quires no air, thereby eliminating the risk of a “flat tire.” The X TWEEL SSL also provides industrial, construction, agricultural and landscape users the advantages of no air-pressure maintenance, easy mounting, damage resistance, increased operator comfort, reduced operator fatigue and improved productivity. To learn more about the

MICHELIN TWEEL airless radial tire, visit www.



Vipal & Pneu Pro Saguenay at Canadian Truck Festival


or Vipal Rubber, developing quality products is as important as constantly remaining close to its customers and partners, encouraging them and bringing them the knowledge it has acquired in its more than 40 years on the road around the world. Thus, from June 30 to July 3, the Latin American leader and one of the top worldwide manufacturers

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of tire retreading products participated, with its Canadian partner Pneu Pro Saguenay Inc., in the Festival Des Camionneurs, held in La Doré, a city in Québec. Bringing treads from its portfolio, Vipal counted on the participation of Frederico Schmidt, Business Coordinator for Vipal Rubber. At Festival Des Camionneurs, a number of retreaded tires were on dis-

play, including the VT200, VT130, VT180 and DVRL2, a tread with an exclusive design for radial tires that is perfect for use in free-axle, long-distance trips on paved surfaces, with rounded shoulders that reduce wear caused by side drag. It also showcased the VT130, a traction tread developed for use in low-temperature regions. Its design has excellent drive power and

allows good water drainage. It also offers excellent resistance to wear caused by abrasion. Representing Pneu Pro Saguenay were its owners Bruno Levesque, Sylvain Fillion and Oliver Cassista, in addition to members of the sales team. Pneu Pro has been participating in the festival for several years. The festival has been held since 1982, and in

its 35th edition continued to bring together people linked to the transportation field, including truckers, sales associates in the segment, visitors and spectators for four days of activities that focused on the world of the road. The event included games, dinners, dancing, exhibits, shows, activities for kids and entertainment, in addition to the highlyanticipated truck races

which, in this edition, were held on July 2 and 3. The festival’s official dinner was held on July 1. Vipal maintains a strong presence in Canada. Last March, after a successful public tender and a battery of tests, Vipal’s V167 tread was selected by the Societé de Transport de Montreal (STM), the city of Montreal’s public transit company, to retread its fleet’s tires.



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Fil-Mor Automotive & Clutch Products Ltd.

Account & Records Management Bookkeeping For Your Business & Personal Finances


Wilson Instruments Ltd. The Anti-Idling Experts

43 Crowe Bay Heights, RR 2 Campbellford, ON K0L 1L0 Tel: 705.653.2403

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Fax: 705.653.5560

“Technology you can rely on.”

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



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performing axle and braking systems as well as suspensions and specialty tools for a one stop shop for our customers in

5 Cherry Blossom Road, Suite 1

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Clutch Distribution Centre Inc. Specializing in all types of new and

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.

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“Changing the way you train since 1985. Canada’s leading provider of TDG Training & Services”

DPF Cleaning Specialists Clean and Care of your DPF is our only business with replacement of popular part numbers.

Alt. Tel: 416.742.0003 Fax: 416.759.5890


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“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.”

F.B. Feeney Hardware “Serving the industrial and trucking

Mississauga, ON L5S 1A7

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Other Tel: 905.405.1275

Windsor, ON N9A 6J3 Tel: 519.737.6005 Fax: 519.737.0005 —

aftermarket since 1952.”

7515 Kimbel Street Toll Free: 800.363.0639 Tel: 416.750.4610

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DRIVESHAFTS 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.

Pat’s Driveline “Over 30 years of Driveline

Mississauga, ON L5T 1V1


Toll Free: 877.438.3155

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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


Tel: 905.564.3155

Multi-Line Fastener Supply Co. 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 FUEL ADDITIVES & LUBRICANTS

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within the GTA available upon request.

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Liquid Capital Midwest Corp.

Accutrac Capital Solutions Inc.

Danatec Educational Services Ltd.

flywheel grinding. Pick up and delivery

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150 South Service Road Stoney Creek, ON L8E 3H6 Toll Free: 800.268.5076 Tel: 905.573.3101

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FLO Components Ltd.


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

A proud Canadian remanufacturer of quality Heavy Duty & automotive clutches since 1980. Specializing in heavy duty & custom made clutches including our own Torque Master Clutches.

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


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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







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

Blue Water West Ltd. Blue Water Group is Canada’s largest Independent Distributor of Mobil Lubricants. Providing quality Mobil products to all businesses large or small, stationary or on the go, on land or at sea. “Commitment to Service – Privileged to Serve.”

3162 Thunderbird Cres. Burnaby, BC V5A 3G4 Tel: 604.420.4331 Fax: 604.420.4137

Bryson & Associates Insurance Brokers Ltd.

Newman Insurance Providing innovative insurance solutions & unparalleled risk management “It’s not what you pay: it’s what your GET support. for what you pay. Talk to one of Newman’s dedicated Transportation, Logistics, Cargo, Fleet Transportation Insurance Safety Management Services & Bonds.” Specialists to get the right coverage at a Toll Free: 800.661.5196 competitive price. Tel: 905.426.8787 Fax: 905.426.4959


62 Dundas Street West Belleville, ON K8P 1A3 Toll Free: 800.653.1924 Tel: 613.968.6705 Fax: 613.968.9437

Total Canada Inc. 220, av Lafleur Lasalle, QC H8R 4C7 Toll Free: 800.463.3955 Tel: 514.595.7579 Fax: 514.367.5767

Polar Mobility (Climate Control Systems) Fuel Fired Heaters for pick-up trucks to Class 8 Trucks. We can help with your Environmental Responsibility, increase your profits by decreasing your Carbon Footprint and reduce Fuel & Maintenance Costs.

7860-62 Street S.E., Calgary, AB T2C 5K2 Toll Free: 800.309.8155 Tel Calgary: 403.279.3633 Tel Edmonton: 780.465.5068 Tel Red Deer: 403.340.3166 INSURANCE BROKERS

Arthur J. Gallagher Canada Limited, Incorporating The CG&B Group


Erb and Erb Insurance Brokers Ltd.


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

One of Canada’s leading Trucking Insurance and Risk Services Brokers, specializing in coverage for local and long haul fleets and owner-operators. Check out our website to learn more about how we can help you today!

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


What you want to protect the most.We protect the best!

30 Queen Street North Kitchener, ON N2H 6N2 Toll Free: 800.265.2634 Tel: 519.579.4270 Fax: 519.741.1977 or


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 Fax: 905.479.9164

Palmer Atlantic Insurance Ltd.

HUB International Ontario Ltd. Transportation Insurance

Salvatore Insurance Brokers Ltd. “It takes knowledge & experience to keep a truck on the road. Use our experience to help drive your company to success. Call one of our trucking insurance specialists today.”

1 Pinehill Drive, Suite 2 Lower Sackville, NS B4C 1N4 Toll Free: 866.865.0025 Tel: 902.865.0025 Fax: 902.865.5343

Transportation Insurance Broker/Advisor™

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



Stability Pads We are committed to offering quality RV stabilizer jack pads, crane outrigger pads and multi-functional stability pads while ensuring everyone access to a safe and affordable product. We offer solutions for avid RV’ers and campers, heavy equipment owners and operators looking to improve the safety and stability of any project or endeavor. B105, 2634 – 45th Avenue Calgary, AB T2B 3M1 Tel: 403.720.6229 Fax: 403. 720.6226

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

35 Magnum Drive Schomberg, ON L0G 1T0 Toll Free: 800.267.5744 Tel: 905.939.8750 Fax: 905.939.8710 SATELLITE RADIO

Sirius XM Canada Inc. Double the Savings with 3 Months Free + $100.00 Mail-in Rebate.


RP Oil Limited is a distributor of automotive and industrial lubricants. As an independently owned and operated company we’ve been aggressively servicing southern and central Ontario for over 40 years giving us the experience and know-how to keep your vehicle running smoothly.

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


Established in 1992, our experts have detailed knowledge of the filing systems for permits, accounting and audits.

RP Oil Limited Jones Deslauriers Insurance Management Inc.

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

7860-62 Street S.E., Calgary, AB T2C 5K2 Toll Free: 800.309.8155 Tel Calgary: 403.279.3633 Tel Edmonton: 780.465.5068 Tel Red Deer: 403.340.3166

Vulcan On-Board Scales

730 Permit Services Inc.


“Keeping You Covered”

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

Polar Mobility (Kingtec) Affordable refrigeration alternative for the Small to Medium Business. Proven Grade Materials and Technology with Nation Wide Coverage.


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


Load Covering Solutions Ltd.


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





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

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


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

“Quick Draw Tarpaulin Systems are a premium quality rolling tarp system for flatbed trucks & trailers, serving the trucking industry for over 20 years.“

4975 8th Concession Road, RR 3 Maidstone, ON N0R 1K0 Toll Free: 800.266.8277 Tel: 519.737.6169 Fax: 519.737.6205 TIRE MANUFACTURERS

Continental Tire Americas, LLC


1830 MacMillan Park Drive, Fort Mill, SC 29707 Tel: 704.583.8682 Fax: 704.583.8947 TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEMS

400-135 Liberty Street Toronto, ON M6K 1A7 Toll Free: 888.539.7474 STARTERS & ALTERNATORS SALES & SERVICE

Polar Mobility (Doran) The Doran Tire Pressure Monitoring System continuously monitors tire pressure and temperature data with simple installation, programming and operation. It has a multiple built-in alert setting which provides warnings against


6885 Davand Drive, Unit #4 Mississauga, ON L5T 1J5 Tel: 905.670.2208 Fax: 905.670.0208

Quick Draw Tarpaulin Systems

Newton’s Electric Inc Newton’s Electric Inc. has been supplying material handling, industrial & commerical starters & alternators and AC & DC motors since 1979.

85 Steelwell Road Brampton, ON L6T 5N5 Tel: 905.791.2485 ext. 112 Fax: 905.791.6304

FastLeak™ events, driving on low tire pressures and high temperatures.

7860-62 Street S.E., Calgary, AB T2C 5K2 Toll Free: 800.309.8155 Tel Calgary: 403.279.3633 Tel Edmonton: 780.465.5068 Tel Red Deer: 403.340.3166 September 2016   27



A Towing Service Ltd.

Bedard Tankers Inc.

Servicing GTA, Ontario and USA. A company you can count on!

Leader in Dry Bulk, Liquid, Liquefied

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


Compressed Gas & Cryogenic Road Tanker Trailers.

5785 Place Turcot Montreal, QC H4C 1V9 Tel: 514.937.1670 Fax: 514.937.2190 TRAILER SALES, LEASING, RENTALS & SERVICE



International Truckload Services Inc.

“Your Goals Are Our Priority.”

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 Call Karen at 905.212.9898 English or Punjabi Call Monty at 800.267.1888 or 613.961.5144 extn 123


Kee Training Academy 6950 Kenderry Gate, Mississauga, ON L5T 2S7 Toll Free: 800.661.0377 Tel: 905.670.3426 Fax: 905.670.3436 www. TRUCK & TRAILER REPAIRS

Acadian Driveaway 185 Carrier Drive Toronto, ON M9W 5N5 Toll Free: 800.668.1879 Tel: 416.679.1977 Fax: 416.679.1988


Greig Truck & Trailer


Let US see to your Repair Needs!

Abrams Towing “Service Across Ontario” 24 Hour Heavy Towing

Toll Free: 888.667.5438 Tel: 416.398.2500


Just minutes off Hwy 401 @ Exit 526.

Fort Garry Industries

The Rosedale Group

Proud distributors of Lode-King, Midland

“As a transportation & 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.”

Manufacturing, Arctic Manufacturing, Landoll, Float King and more.


Action Automotive, Towing & Recovery “Meeting Your Service Needs in Eastern Ontario with a Mobile Mechanic on staff to assist you while on the road.”

P. O. Box 126 Trenton ON K8V 5R2 Toll Free: 800.551.6151 Tel: 613.394.4924 Fax: 613.394.2428


Gobbo Towing & Recovery Ltd.

Smartway Trailer Rentals 2891 Sideroad 10 Bradford, ON L3Z 2A4 Toll Free: 888.747.7667 Tel: 905.775.6700 Fax: 905.775.7250


Transcourt Tank Leasing

85 Pondhollow Road Sudbury, ON P3E 6C1

Toll Free: 866.934.5744 Contacts:



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

Tony Jelicic



6845 Invader Crescent Mississauga, ON L5T 2B7 Toll Free: 855.721.3962 Tel: 905.670.0057 ext 4612 Fax: 844.314.5953


KBW Truck Transfer Service. Heavy & Medium Towing. Flatbed Specialists.

1 Towns Road Etobicoke, ON M8Z 1A1 Toll Free: 866.616.6379 Tel: 416.255.4443 Fax: 416.252.2558 28    September 2016

3700 Weston Road Toronto, ON M9L 2Z4 Toll Free: 866.857.5166 Tel: 416.667.9700 Fax: 416.667.8272

Systems Ltd. 1625 Stone Church Road East Hamilton, ON L8W 3Y5 Tel: 289.285.3022 Fax: 289.285.3026

M.T.T. Repair Services Inc. M.T.T. Repair Services Inc. is a family owned and operated business that has been providing quality repairs and services since 1975. We operate out

Toll Free Fax: 866.425.4440 TRUCK EQUIPMENT

of a 14,000 square foot building with eleven bays including a truck and trailer

“The strength & commitment of our people provides TransX with the ability to respond effectively & creatively to the needs of our customers & an everchanging economy, & is the primary reason why, year after year, TransX has one of the best performance records in the industry.”

7459 McLean Road Guelph, ON N1H 6H9 Toll Free: 877.787.2679

and painters. We are also an accredited vehicle inspection station that allows us

Fort Garry Industries

to conduct annual safety inspections to

Sales and NSM certified installation of

all of your trailers.

snow plows, sanders, mixers, dump

1868 Drew Road Mississauga, ON L5S 1J6 Tel: 905.677.2771 Fax: 905.677.2774



••• Quality Collision Centre Quality Collision Centre has been

We are a family owned transportation business specializing in temperature controlled and dry freight loads established in and successfully growing since 2003.

16700 Bayview Avenue, Unit 214 Newmarket, ON L3X 1W1 Tel: 647.933.2765 Fax: 647.933.2764

A & A Exhaust Systems solution provider. Our products, services

for heavy trucks, trailers & cars since

and manufacturing abilities enable us to

1979. Collision Centre, you can be assured

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


SWS Safety Warning Systems Canada’s Go-To Manufacturer, for Amber Beacons, Minibars, Traffic Directors and Backup Alarms for the past 45+ years. Excellent prices with the industry’s best warranties. 7695 Blackburn Parkway, Niagara Falls, ON L2H 0A6 Toll Free: 877.357.0222 Tel: 905.357.0222 Fax: 905.357.9122 TRUCK PARTS & SUPPLIES

A one-stop total exhaust and emission

providing superior collision & body work

When you bring your vehicle in to Quality

1365 Bonhill Road Mississauga, ON L6T 1M1 Toll Free: 800.385.8801 Tel: 905.670.0100 Fax: 905.670.8128

Drive Star Shuttle

trailer mechanics, welders, body men


Carmen Transportation Group


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, owneroperators, brokers, truck repair facilities, municipalities and manufactures get their equipment up and running and their trucks back on the road with minimal down time.


paint bay and two sandblasting bays.

Xan Systems Inc. K.B.W. Towing

2 Foster Stearns Road Trenton, ON K8V 5R8 Tel: 613.394.5005 Fax: 613.394.2736 or Derrick.Greig@bellnet.

M.T.T. Repair Services currently employs

TransX Limited


provide our customers with the highest standards in exhaust parts and services.


of timely turnaround, expert repairs &

480 Grays Road


complete satisfaction.

Hamilton, ON L8E 2Z4

Fort Garry Industries

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

Toll Free: 800.461.2495

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

Tel: 905.578.4303 Fax: 905.578.4381






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


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


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


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



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


Fort Garry Industries Toll Free: 866.328.7725 Tel: 705.222.1042




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


Mississauga, ON L5T 2H7 Toll Free: 800.465.0618 Tel: 905.564.5171 Fax: 905.564.5175


Fort Garry Industries 2525 Inkster Blvd. Winnipeg, MB R3C 2E6 Toll Free: 800.282.8044 Tel: 204.632.8261 Fax: 204.956.1786

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

optimizing their operations. Whether you wish to reduce your time and money spent on going over paperwork, or wish to find a more efficient way of managing your ever

durable as the brands that we sell and

C & R Transmission



Service Ltd.


The Surgenor Truck Group includes two

Your Complete Driveline Service

Surgenor Truck Group Eastern Ontario / Western Quebec’s largest group of independent truck dealerships, has built a reputation as

Truck Centres, one in Ottawa, & one 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 TRUCK TIRE SALES & SERVICE

Center. Authorized Allison Overhaul & Maintenance Dealer. Large Inventory of the Most Popular Clutches, Transmissions & Differentials. FactoryTrained Rebuilders & 9 Service Bays.

13 Anderson Blvd.

#3, 7337 Pacific Circle Mississauga, ON L5T 1V1 Toll Free: 844.564.8998 Tel: 905.564.8998 Fax: 905.564.5449

offering over 15 locations equipped with 24 hour emergency service vehicles to handle all of your tire needs.

700 Education Road Cornwall, ON K6H 2W8 Toll Free: 866.623.6766 Tel: 613.933.1700 Fax: 905.689.3381

De-On Supply Inc. DSI is the world’s largest distributor and service provider for Clean Burn, the


largest selling used oil furnace / boiler

Toll Free: 888.297.0682


Clean Burn stands head and shoulders

Tel: 905.642.4556

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

Fax: 905.642.2293


Maximum Powertrain

The largest Goodyear dealer in Ontario,


Stouffville, ON L4A 7X4


Benson Tire

for you!


manufacturer. above the competition, due to its innovative technology and quality manufacturing.

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

We specialize in rebuilding ALL makes of

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

jobs, and dispatching. We want to help unlock the potential for fleets by

777 Burrard Street, Suite 41 Vancouver, BC V6Z 1X7 Tel: 778.960.2399


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.

companies to organize their paperwork,

growing fleet, we have the solution

(Brockville, Belleville, Gatineau, & 2 in


Switchboard Switchboard is an online tool for truck


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


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

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

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



Kingston, as well as five service affiliates

Fort Garry Industries

Across Canada.

520 Abilene Drive

Fort Garry Industries


Ontario Regional Office Over 100 Truck Tire Service Centres




Gerry’s Truck Centre “Your Complete Transportation Business

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


High Quality Differentials, Transmissions, Mid-Range and Steering Gears. We offer competitive price on all units sold. We have all ratios and models in stock! Fast, Honest and Reliable Service! We pick up and deliver!

575 Keele Street Toronto, ON M6N 3E4 Tel: 647.629.8035 Fax: 289.752.4565

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

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

September 2016   29



Il est nécéssaire d’élargir le champ de recrutement pour attirer de nouveaux conducteurs



a pénurie de conducteurs n’est pas chose récente. Certains estiment qu’elle remonte aux années 1980, quand on s’est aperçu que l’argent ne résoudrait pas le problème du manque de conducteurs. Les dernières nouvelles confirment que la pénurie non seulement perdure mais même s’aggrave. La plus récente étude de l’alliance canadienne du camionnage, Understanding the Truck Driver Supply and Demand Gap, prédit qu’il y aura une pénurie de 34,000 conducteurs d’ici 2024 si les tendances actuelles persistent, voire 40,800 si ces tendances s’aggravent. Au cours fil des années, j’ai parlé avec divers experts et intervenants au sein de l’industrie, et chacun a sa propre idée sur l’écart toujours plus important entre l’offre et la demande de conducteurs. Certains affirment qu’il n’y a aucune pénurie de conducteurs ayant leur permis. En fait, c’est le manque de conducteurs qualifiés qui fait que tant de camions restent vides. Pour illustrer ce point, ces mêmes personnes font souvent remarquer que les écoles de conduites reçoivent chaque années des appels de la part de conducteurs commerciaux ayant déjà leur permis cherchant à améliorer des compétences particulières, comme celles de reculer dans une place de stationnement dans un entrepôt ou de conduire 30    September 2016

des véhicules à transmission manuelle - des compétences qui devraient déjà être acquises. Ce qui complique l’affaire, c’est le manque d’unité dans les formations. Certaines écoles de conduite enregistrées fournissent une excellente formation, tandis que d’autres, enregistrées ou non, fournissent une formation médiocre. Des efforts sont en cours pour égaliser la qualité de la formation au moyen de standards obligatoires de formation de conduite pour toute l’industrie du camionnage. Une nouvelle initiative, la « Formation obligatoire pour débutants », destinée aux conducteurs de camions commerciaux de catégorie A, requerra des compétences de base dans des domaines clés tout en améliorant le développement des compétences des nouveaux conducteurs. L’association du camionnage de l’Ontario affirme qu’elle appuie un projet de loi qui exigerait un minimum de 103,5 heures d’instructions avant que les étudiants de conduite puissent passer un test de conduite. On espère que cette initiative éliminera les écoles de conduite qui produisent des conducteurs mal formés et équipera les nouveaux conducteurs avec les compétences requises pour gérer les difficultés de l’emploi. Mais cela pourrait ne pas suffire. L’étude réalisée à l’occasion du rapport initiative indique que l’industrie n’a pas réussi à attirer de nouveaux conducteurs. Le pourcentage de jeunes conducteurs intégrant l’industrie a chuté au cours des dernières années, et les anciens conducteurs sont à la veille de la retraite. Mike Hamel, qui est dans le domaine du transport commercial depuis des décennies, souligne quelques problèmes clés qui doivent

être identifiés avant que des solutions puissent être apportées. Le premier est l’argent. « Le conducteur moyen gagne entre $60,000 et $65,000 par an, cependant ce salaire est gagné au terme de plusieurs heures de conduite stressantes. La plupart des conducteurs travaillent au moins 12 heures par jour et travaillent 6 jours par semaine, avec seulement un jour et demi de congé à la fin de ce cycle. Selon l’entreprise pour laquelle ils travaillent, ils auront peut-être des quarts rotatifs. Cela est extrêmement dur et mauvais pour la santé. Les quarts rotatifs contribuent aussi à la fatigue du conducteur,  » a-t-il affirmé. Hamel ajoute que la solitude des conducteurs sur la route, les périodes prolongées qu’ils passent loin de chez eux, le peu de respect dont ils sont l’objet de la part de leurs employeurs et le peu de formation que ces derniers leur accordent, tout cela contribue à aggraver la pénurie de main-d’œuvre. Le résultat ? «  Je trouve que beaucoup de parents dissuadent leurs enfants de devenir des conducteurs professionnels, car cela est considéré comme une carrière de seconde zone. Ceci impacte de manière négative la jeune génération et accroit leur réticence à s’engager dans la conduite de camion,  » affirme Hamel. Si le manque de respect est un facteur limitant dans le recrutement, alors il est raisonnable de penser qu’un gain de respect inverserait la tendance. Hamel ajoute, «  Comme enseignant de conduite, j’ai appris que pour retenir les conducteurs, il faut les traiter comme de l’or! Un bon conducteur commercial avec un dossier de conduite impeccable qui conduit de façon courtoise et qui affiche une bonne attitude est en effet aussi précieux que de l’or, à

mon avis. Traiter ses conducteurs dignement et leur offrir une bonne formation réduit fortement le taux de roulement, » a-t-il conclut. Une stratégie de recrutement robuste est requise, étant donné les réalités démographiques d’aujourd’hui. Seulement 6 pourcent de conducteurs ont moins de 35 ans, et cette générationlà, communément appelée les Millennials ou la génération Y, «  évitent délibérément les carrières techniques,  » affirme Ellen Voie, Présidente de Women in Trucking et intervenante qui sait bien à quel point il est difficile de recruter certaines cohortes démographiques à l’industrie - notamment les femmes. Voie fait observer que ces gens averses aux emplois techniques manquent des opportunités. Au fur et à mesure que la main-d’œuvre se raréfie, Voie anticipe de nouvelles mesures pour attirer des recrues, comme des augmentations de salaires et des promesses de mieux équilibrer l’horaire de travail et la vie familiale. Son organisation est déjà en train d’explorer des nouvelles possibilités de recrutement. Women In Trucking a crée un « Patch du transport  » pour les jeunes guides/éclaireuses de telle sorte que les jeunes filles soient exposées à des emplois sur la chaine d’approvisionnement. Voie ajoute que «  nous sommes aussi en train d’exercer de la pression pour que soit crée une « barbie conducteure professionnelle  » pour que les petites filles (et petits garçons) puissent jouer avec des camions et des poupées dès un très jeune âge. J’aimerais voir un film ou une série télévisée au sujet d’une conductrice professionnelle qui aime son emploi et réussit. Peut-être une héroïne de bande dessinée qui

serait aussi conductrice réussirait-elle à attirer des jeunes vers l’industrie. Une autre idée que je voudrais voir réalisée est celle d’un jeu sur la chaine d’approvisionnement, où le joueur doit choisir le mode de transport, l’itinéraire et le type d’équipement pour livrer une commission à travers un pays ou à l’échelle de la planète. Chez Women In Trucking, nous estimons que ce sont là d’excellents moyens d’exposer des enfants à des possibilités de carrière dans le transport. » À la fois les hommes et les femmes sont invités à se joindre à Women In Trucking en contactant Cela va peut-être sans dire, mais ça ne fait pas de mal de le rappeler. Plus il y a des bénéfices, plus on aura de la facilité à recruter des candidats. Des augmentations de salaire prévisibles, une formation continue, des opportunités pour prendre du galon dans d’autres domaines de l’industrie, des bénéfices de soin de santé et des régimes de pension bien définis sont tous des incitatifs de recrutement puissants. Mais même avant d’offrir de meilleures conditions de travail et d’autre incitatifs, les transporteurs auraient intérêt à suivre l’exemple de personnes comme El-

len Voie qui cherchent à attirer au camionnage des gens bien plus tôt dans le cycle de la vie et de l’emploi, et qui élargissent leur champ de recrutement. Les efforts de communication ne doivent pas se limiter uniquement aux écoles de conduite, mais aussi aux jeunes lycéens, aux organisations bénévoles, aux églises, aux collèges communautaires, et aux bureaux de chômage. Les anciens combattants, qui sont nombreux à avoir des compétences utiles et bien développées, les immigrants et les travailleurs déplacés sont tous des recrues potentielles pour le secteur du transport. Enfin, la qualité du rapport entre l’employeur et l’employé impacte de façon important le recrutement et la rétention des conducteurs. Selon un sondage mené par l’entreprise de consultation Trincon Group, la majorité des conducteurs, 65%, ne ressentent aucune loyauté envers leurs employeurs, leur raison principale étant le manque d’appréciation qu’on leur a montré. Faire preuve de bonne volonté auprès de ses conducteurs et autres employés au sein de la structure de l’entreprise pourrait grandement aider à garder les conducteurs heureux et satisfaits et à garder les camions sur la route.




Besoin de liquidités?


ue vous soyez une PME en forte croissance ou une compagnie en démarrage, offrez-vous une liberté financière Depuis plus de 20 ans, la compagnie financière nord-américaine Affacturage J D aide de nombreuses entreprises en soutenant leur fonds de roulement, en diminuant le délai de paiement de leurs clients et en les appuyant dans leur réussite. L’affacturage améliore vos liquidités, mais offre aussi différents services qui contribuent à la prospérité et la pérennité de votre entreprise. QU’EST-CE QUE L’AFFACTURAGE? En plus du financement de vos factures, l’affacturage offre le service de gestion de vos comptes clients, comme la perception de

factures, le traitement de la facturation (envois postaux), l’évaluation de crédit des débiteurs, la garantie des comptes clients (programme sans recours) ainsi que la production de différents rapports financiers indispensables au bon fonctionnement des opérations (âge des comptes, rapport de collection, etc.). L’affactureur agit comme un département des comptes clients externe qui s’occupe, en plus, de soutenir le fonds de roulement de l’entreprise en finançant vos factures. La corporation d’affacturage peut avancer des montants représentant jusqu’à 95% de la facture (incluant les taxes) en 24 heures sous présentation de la facture et des différentes pièces justificatives rattachées

à la facturation (bon de commande, preuve de livraison, etc.). Les termes et modalités des débours varient selon plusieurs facteurs tels que l’industrie, le volume mensuel, la concentration et le type de service qu’offre votre entreprise. POURQUOI CHOISIR AFFACTURAGE J D? Affacturage J D est un joueur de premier plan partout au Québec et un chef de file pour le financement des comptes clients en Amérique du Nord. Le service rapide et professionnel d’Affacturage J D est une source de capital qui amplifie la croissance de vos ventes, en écartant l’inquiétude d’un manque de liquidité qui peut vous faire perdre d’importants contrats. Même si vous êtes une entreprise en

démarrage, Affacturage J D peut vous fournir l’argent nécessaire au fonctionnement des opérations, à l’inverse d’une banque qui s’engage rarement dans le financement de nouvelles entreprises. De plus, vous pourrez compter sur le soutien d’Affacturage J D qui procure des limites de financement de 10 000 $ à 2 000 000 $. LE NERF DE LA GUERRE: LE FONDS DE ROULEMENT! Bien que les propriétaires de petites et moyennes entreprises souhaitent réussir, peu ont les fonds pour correspondre à leur croissance et maintenir un fonds de roulement minimum durant les périodes moins achalandées, ce qui peut rapidement entrainer un risque de faillite. Voici comment l’affacturage aide à se

prémunir d’une telle situation : 1. L’affacturage est une solution rapide pour obtenir des liquidités (souvent entre une et deux semaines), contrairement à d’autres types de financement qui peuvent prendre plusieurs semaines, voire plusieurs mois. 2. Vous pouvez utiliser plus facilement vos autres actifs comme levier financiers pour soutenir davantage vos projets d’expansion et de croissance. 3. Possibilité de libérer plusieurs actifs lors de la transition d’une marge de crédit à l’affacturage (tous les actifs autres que les comptes clients, souvent donnés en garantie à la banque, sont libérés suite au remboursement de la marge de crédit).

4. Le service de gestion des comptes clients vous permet de vous concentrer sur vos ventes ainsi que sur les opérations au lieu de vous inquiéter du paiement de vos clients. 5. L a g a r a n t i e d e s comptes clients vous protège des pertes financières dues à un nonpaiement de la part de votre client (programme sans recours). Notre mission est de crée une relation de confiance et d’offrir un service personnalisé à chacun de nos clients afin d’établir une collaboration solide et à long terme. Consultez immédiatement un de nos représentants au 888.694.8721 ou visiter www.jdfactors. com. Offrez-vous une liberté financière et faites de votre entreprise, votre empire.



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de services NAPA autorisés pour camions aux ÉtatsUnis peuvent être localisés :, ou par téléphone, au centre de garantie TruckPro 1-866706-7770. Le programme de garantie a été instauré en 2004 lors du lancement du réseau. Il couvre les pièces

et main-d’œuvre pour les camions routiers moyens et lourds d’une capacité de charge minimale de 1 ? tonne et de classe 8 ou moins, et ce pour une période de 12 mois sans limitation de kilométrage! Pour plus de détails à propos de ce programme de garantie et connaître les centres de services

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La Province exhorte Transports Canada à affecter un deuxième traversier sans tarder


e gouvernement p r ov i n c i a l a e x primé sa déception à l’égard du service de traversier qui a été interrompu ce matin entre Wood Islands et Caribou et demande à Transports Canada de prendre des mesures immédiates pour la reprise intégrale du ser-

vice. Le premier ministre MacLauchlan et le premier ministre de Terre-Neuveet-Labrador, Dwight Ball, ont discuté de la possibilité de faire appel à un traversier privé à plusieurs reprises, notamment lors de la dernière rencontre du Conseil de la fédération

à Whitehorse. Les fonctionnaires responsables font les suivis auprès de Transports Canada. Puisque les services de traversier relèvent du gouvernement fédéral, le premier ministre MacLauchlan, le ministre du Développement économi q u e e t d u To u r i s m e,

Heath MacDonald, et les fonctionnaires provinciaux sont en communication avec le ministre des Transports fédéral, Marc Garneau, le député de Cardigan, l’honorable Lawrence MacAulay, et les responsables de Transports Canada pour exprimer les préoccupations de l’Île-du-

Prince-Édouard. La Province a également demandé à Northumberland Ferries Ltd d’expliquer pourquoi les problèmes d’entretien n’avaient pas été cernés avant le début de la haute saison touristique et d’exposer les plans proposés pour prévenir toute interruption de la

sorte à l’avenir. Le traversier est un moyen de transport essentiel et un important maillon économique entre l’Île et le continent. En plus d’assurer le transport de marchandises, le traversier constitue une porte d’entrée pour le tourisme provincial.


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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 613.476.2247 or email Barb at ALBERTA










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


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


Jepson Petroleum Ltd. 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.


Calgary Husky Travel Centre 2525 – 32nd Avenue NE Calgary, AB T1Y 6B7 Tel: 403.291.1233

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


Strathmore Husky Travel Centre Dogwood Valley Husky Services


Flood Hope Husky Travel Centre


27051 Baker Road Hope, BC V0X 1L3 Tel: 604.869.9443

61850 Flood – Hope Road R.R. #2, Hope, BC V0X 1L2 Tel: 604.869.9214


Nisku Truck Stop Suite 201 – 8020 Sparrow Drive Leduc, AB T9E 7G3 Tel: 780.986.7867 Fax: 780.986.7898 Web:

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

Open 6:00 am to midnight, 7 days, restaurant, cardlock, ATM, convenience store, scale,VLT and lounge.


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


Chilliwack Petro – Pass 45461 Yale Road West Chilliwack, BC Tel: 604.795.9421 Fax: 604.792.8931

Commercial cardlock open 24hrs, 7 days, convenience store open Mon – Fri, 8 am – 5 pm (washrooms).

Cool Creek Agencies 7985 Lickman Road Chilliwack, BC V2R 3Z9 Tel: 604.795.5335 Fax: 604.794.5080

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

Petro Canada Card Lock AgCom Petroleum Fuel Sales 1802 – 10 Avenue, SW Medicine Hat, AB Tel: 403.527.6411 Fax: 403.529.1660 Showers.

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Full-service islands, drivers’ lounge & game room, convenience store, showers, laundry facilities, parking & CAT scale.


Petro Canada Southcoast Petroleum Ltd. 10178 Nordel Court, Delta, BC Tel: 604.581.3835 Fax: 604.581.3850

Canopy, fax, photocopier, nearby gov’t scale, restaurant & ATM.

Hwy 75 South, Box 989 Morris, MB R0G 1K0 Tel: 204.746.8999 Fax: 204.746.2611 Web: Open 24 hours, 7 days, restaurant Mon. – Fri. 6am – 1pm, Sat. & Sun. 7 am – 11pm, cardlock, ATM, convenience store with lottery, showers.


436 Ridge Road Strathmore, AB T1P 1B5 Tel: 403.934.3522 Fax: 403.934.3555 Email:, Web:

Open 24 hours, 7 days, restaurant, cardlock, ATM, convenience store, showers.

Morris Husky

Husky Travel Centre 9206 – 97th Street R.R. #2, Osoyoos, BC V0H 1V2 Tel: 250.495.6443

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

Open 24-7, drivers’ lounge & game room, convenience store, laundry facilities, ATM, showers & parking.

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.


Tobique One Stop

Open 24-7, drivers’ lounge & game room, convenience store, laundry facilities, showers & parking

Exit 115, Perth – Andover, NB Tel: 506.273.9682 Fax: 506.273.9682


Open 24-7, full-service islands, drivers’ lounge with large screen, restaurant, satellite TV, convenience store, showers, laundry, parking & free high-speed internet.



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


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



Petro Canada – Petro Pass 928 Marion Street, Winnipeg, MB Tel: 204.949.7280 Fax: 204.949.7288


Murray’s Truck Stop


Petro Canada – Petro Pass 500 Oak Point Highway Winnipeg, MB Tel: 204.949.7292 Fax: 204.949.7295



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, drivers’ lounge, CAT scale, garage service facilities, tire service, Western Star truck dealer.


Aulac Big Stop

Husky Travel Centre 1340 Trans Canada Hwy. Sicamous, BC V0G 2V0 Tel: 250.836.4675 Fax: 280.836.2230 Contact: Shelley Arvandel

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


Open 24-7, restaurant (6 am – 10pm), convenience store, showers, laundry facilities, parking, photocopier, oil products, ATM & fax machine.



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

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


Edmundston Truck Stop Exit 19, 100 Grey Rock Road Edmundston, NB E7C 0B6 Tel: 506.737.2010 Fax: 506.737.2015 Open 24/7 365 days, full service islands, diesel, cardlock, propane, lubricants, driver’s lounge and business centre, seafood & burger restaurant (Le Pirate de la Mer), convenience store, washrooms, showers (4), laundry facilities, parking for 75 trucks, double car wash & 2 bay pet wash, Wi-Fi, ATM, fax & photocopier.

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 am – 11 pm, Sat 7-8 pm, Sun 7-10 pm, convenience store, hair salon, drug testing, showers, parking, Esso Card Lock & Retail Diesel, Wifi & Fax, laundry facilities & CAT Scale.

Lincoln Big Stop 415 Nevers Rd. Waasis, NB E3B 9E1 Tel: 506.446.4444 Driver Fax: 506.446.4455 Open 24-7, Irving FP Solution I – 24, drivers’ lounge, restaurant, convenience store, showers, laundry facilities, free overnight parking.

Ultramar 25 Bellevue Dr., Hwy 401 Exit 538 (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 & drivers’ lounge.





Open 24 hrs, restaurant, convenience store, washrooms, showers, overnight parking & drivers’ lounge.



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.


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


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.


Esso – Dunvegan

Herb’s Travel Plaza 21160 Service Road, Exit 27 off Hwy 417 Vankleek Hill, ON K0B 1R0 Toll Free: 800.593.4372 Tel: 613.525.2120 Fax: 613.525.1595

Hwy 401 Exit 611 Kingston, ON Tel: 613.384.8888 Fax: 613.634.3162


Esso Truck Stop 2154 Riverside Drive Timmins, ON Tel: 705.268.3400 Fax: 705.267.7231

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


1637 Pettit Road (Exit 5 off QEW) Fort Erie, ON L2A 5M4 Tel: 905.994.8293 Open 24 hrs, restaurant, washrooms, showers, overnight parking & drivers’ lounge.


Marshall Truck & Trailer Repair & Truck Stop

Jeremy’s Truck Stop & Country Restaurant 220 Highway 17 West Nairn Centre, ON P0M 2L0 Tel: 705.869.4100 Fax: 705.869.6796


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

336 Kenora Avenue Hamilton, ON L8E 2W2 Tel: 905.561.4712 Fax: 905.561.7757 Web:

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.



Ultramar 2211 County Road 28 (Hwy 401 Exit 464) Port Hope, ON L1A 3W4 Tel: 905.885.4600

Estevan Husky Travel Centre


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

Open 24 hrs, lunch counter, convenience store, washrooms, showers, drivers’ lounge & short-time parking.


Hwy 400 & 88 Bradford, ON Tel: 905.775.5794

Open 24 hrs, 6 days, full-service islands, drivers’ lounge, restaurant, convenience store, ATM, internet services, showers, garage on premises & parking




Waubaushene Truck Stop

Flying M Truck Stop 7340 Colonel Talbot Road London, ON Tel: 519.652.2728 Fax: 519.652.6554


Open 24-7 for cardlock, open 7 am – 12 am Mon – Fri, 7 am – 5 pm Sat, closed Sunday, full-service islands, drivers’ lounge, restaurant, showers & parking


Esso – Kingston


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

Bradford Husky Travel Centre




Open 24-7, full-service islands, restaurant (Tim Horton’s), convenience store, parking & ATM.

Joyceville Road, (Hwy 401 Exit 632) Joyceville, ON Tel: 613.542.3468


Open 24-7, restaurant, convenience store, ATM & showers.


Kingston Husky Truck Stop


Open 24-7 drivers’ lounge, restaurant, convenience store, laundry facilities, ATM, internet services, showers & parking.

1515 County Road #20, (Hwy 417 Exit 51) Dunvegan, ON Tel: 613.527.1026 or 613.627.2100 Fax: 613.527.2726



Trucker’s Haven

730 Truck Stop 2085 Shanly Road, Hwy 401 Exit 730, Cardinal, ON K0C 1E0 Tel: 613.657.3019



Husky Bulk Sales Windsor Husky Travel Centre Hwy 401 Exit 14, Tecumseh, ON Tel: 519.737.6401


210 North McDonald Street Regina, SK S4N 5W3 Tel: 306.721.6880

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



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

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


Petro Canada – Petro Pass 402 – 51st Street East Saskatoon, SK Tel: 306.934.6766 Fax: 306.668.6110 Drivers’ lounge, convenience store, laundry facilities, ATM, showers, scale & parking.


Johnny’s Gas Bar

Hwy 401 & 74 (Exit 195 off 401) Belmont, ON Tel: 519.644.0200

Open 24 hrs, restaurant, convenience store, washrooms, showers, drivers’ lounge & overnight parking.



London Husky Travel Centre

535 Mill Street (Hwy 401 Exit 230 on TA site) Woodstock, ON N4S 7V6 Tel: 519.421.3144

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.

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.

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

Open 24-7


Ultramar 3199 Hawthorne Road, (Exit 110 off Hwy 417) Behind Ultramar Service Station Ottawa, ON K1G 3V8 Tel: 613.248.9319 Open 24 hrs, lunch counter, convenience store, washrooms, drivers’ lounge, showers & short-time parking.

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TTSAO Announces Conference Dates for 2017

amilton, Ontario – The Truck Training Schools Association of Ontario (TTSAO) is pleased to announce the dates for their second annual conference. The TTSAO “Striving for Excellence in Training” Conference will be held on February 15th and 16th, 2017 at the Centre for Health and Safety Innovation (CHSI) state-of-the-art facility in Mississauga, Ontario. Charlie Charalambous, TTSAO Conference Chair says, “After the success of the first conference we are very excited to be moving forward with the planning of another great event. For the Conference Committee this year we have put together a fantastic team of individuals representing all areas of the TTSAO.” The TTSAO Conference Committee includes the

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following TTSAO Members and Associate Members: • Charlie Charalambous, Northbridge Insurance • Christine Trombley, Zavcor Trucking Limited • C l a r i s s a M a r i s t e l a , Quest Consulting National • David Geene, Georgina Trades Training Inc. • Ed Popkie, 5 th Wheel Training Institute • Guy Broderick, Apps Transport Group • Kim Gould, Challenger Motor Freight • Kim Richardson, TTSAO Chairman of the Board • Lisa Arseneau, Staebler Insurance • Matt Richardson, KRTS Transportation Specialists Inc. • Mike Millian, Private Motor Truck Council of Canada • Sara Fitchett, Quest Consulting National

• She i l i s a Rohom anBridgelal, Alpine Truck Driver Training Following a similar format to the 2016 Conference this two day event will be rolled around the TTSAO annual general meeting. On February 15th the TTSAO will hold a

Board of Directors meeting, a TTSAO Carrier Group Meeting, followed by a general meeting and evening cocktail reception. This will provide conference delegates the opportunity to network with industry professionals and sponsors.

The next day will include a full agenda of industry experts and professionals discussing the key issues within our industry. For more information, please contact: Kim Richardson, Chairman, TTSAO KRTS office, 800.771.8171 ext.

201 or cell 905.512.0254 or by email at; Charlie Charalambous, Director of Public Relations, TTSAO Northbridge Office, 800.265.7173 or cell 416.473.3986 or by email at charlie.charalambous@


John G. Smith 2017 Master of Ceremonies


amilton, Ontario – John G. Smith, Editor of Today’s Trucking will be the Master of Ceremonies for the TTSAO 2017 Conference on February 15th & 16th hosted by industry partner IHSA in Mississauga at the CHSI facility in Mississauga, Ontario. John G. Smith is an award-winning writer who has been bringing value

through his extensive experience and technical knowhow to the industry for many years. Charlie Charalambous, Chairman of the TTSAO Conference Committee, says “Having John G. Smith return as our Master of Ceremonies is very exciting. John brings a wealth of industry knowledge that along with an action packed agenda will help

make the 2nd Annual TTSAO Conference an outstanding event”. The TTSAO conference committee has finalized the agenda, which will be released over the next couple of weeks. If you’re in the trucking industry, you won’t want to miss this opportunity to network, be educated and do business with some of the best people and companies

working in transportation and training.





he Fleet Safety Council is pleased to announce details for their 25th Annual Educational Conference. The conference will be held on Friday, September 30, 2016 at the Centre for Health and Safety Innovation (CHSI) facility in Mississauga, Ontario. The one-day event will bring together fleet safety professionals from the truck, bus, courier, readymix, and waste management industries as well as insurance companies and other related businesses to discuss the latest industry trends. This year’s topics address critical areas of health and safety that stretch beyond traditional issues as well as key areas that are at the centre of many safety related discussions across Ontario. Conference Topics In-

FSC 25th Annual 2016 Educational Conference clude: The Changing Landscape of Motor Vehicle Incident Protocols Hernan Medina, Lytx (Drive Cam), Dr. Terry Flynn, McMaster University, Lorna Catrambone, Threads of Life). While we all certainly have protocols in place for how we respond to incidents and collisions, the landscape is changing in terms of the information available at the scene and what the expectations are on the part of enforcement for your driver and company representatives that attend. Handling the new world of 24/7 multimedia and in a worst case scenario – the impact of a fatality. What can your workplace do to prevent and help those with mental health issues? Nitika Rewari (Mental Health Commission of

Centre for Health and Safety Innovation (CHSI) state-of-the-art facility in Mississauga, Ontario. Canada) (Manager, Workplace Mental Health, Research, Evaluation, and Knowledge Translation). Nitika will discuss the National Standard of Canada for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace (Standard). This is currently a voluntary program across the country and Canada is one of the first countries to implement something of this nature. Nitika will walk us through the standard and its benefits. Relieving Stress with Humour (Judy Croon) Judy Croon is a comed-

ian, motivational speaker, radio host, Second City stand up coach and author. She has worked with many celebrities including; Jon Stewart, Lewis Black, Robert Klein and Joan Rivers. Her specials have appeared on NBC, CBS, CTV and The Comedy Network. Wheel-Off Presentation (Wheel-Separations and Keeping Your Wheels On) This session will provide a valuable insight into wheel separation events, common myths about wheel installation and root causes of wheel-offs.

Sgt. Scott Parker – Ontario Provincial Police Highway Safety Division Dave MacDonald – Dave McDonald Bridgestone Commercial Solutions; CVWS Instructor For more information on attending or sponsoring this event, please contact Rick Brown of Ve r s p e e t e n C a r t a g e , call 905.658.1691, email or contact George Iacono of Infrastructure Health and Safety Association, call 416.464.3398, email The Fleet Safety Coun-

cil is an association of driver trainers and safety professionals working to promote safety within the transportation, transport, bus, and coach industries. The council encourages the improvement of driver behavior through increased awareness and training. Working with government agencies and private organizations, the council strives for a uniform system of safety requirements for drivers in Ontario. For more information visit



New Dir. of Innovation & Emerging Technologies


anta Fe Springs, California - Phillips Industries has hired Thomas “Tom” Begin to fill the new role of director of innovation and emerging technologies. The appointment is effective August 1. In this new position, Begin will be focused on launching new and innovative electrical and air brake technologies for heavy duty trucks and trailers.  Commercial vehicles are in a period of accelerating change and are increasingly relying on evolving technologies to meet the goals of cleaner and more productive equipment. Begin’s industry knowledge will lead Phillips Industries in finding inventive solutions that will advance the capabilities of both trucks and trailers to meet the demands of the future. Most recently Begin

was Director of Maintenance for McKinney Trailer Rental Sales and Service in Portland, Oregon. He also spent over twenty years as an Engineer with Daimler Trucks of N.A at their Freightliner facility in Portland. Begin is Chairman of the AASE Committee and a past member of the Phillips Industries Fleet Council. He holds a B.A. in Mechanical Engineering from the California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo. In making this announcement, Rob Phillips, President, was extremely positive about hiring Begin, “we are so pleased to have someone with Tom’s background and reputation join our company. Tom is inspired and driven to leave a legacy of innovation on our industry, and with the professional engineering

team that we have at Phillips, I have no doubt that

he will be successful.” Please visit us at www. to learn how Phillips products can

make a difference in your operation.


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From the


Top Industry Concerns


ecently ATRI, the trucking industry’s research organization, launched its 2016 survey asking drivers about their top industry concerns. The results of the survey will be released at the ATA Annual Management Conference and Exhibition at Las Vegas in early October. Curious to find out, OTN took to the streets with its own survey to ask about the issues foremost in drivers’ minds. Here is what some of them had to say.

JEREMEY GILCHRIST, who works for McGill Transportation, thought regulations worked well in the industry, but focused his attention instead on training. “I think we need to have a tiered system where guys can learn progressively, gaining knowledge on the different aspects of driving and specialized training. Just like the trades, we are losing people in the industry. Fewer people are coming in because there’s no one to train them. Companies are not doing the training because of the costs involved. Applicants who do come in to the industry often have no idea how to shift a gear because they learned on automatics. But there’s a huge difference in an automatic compared to an 18-speed transmission. A driver can cause a lot of serious damage with these trucks and there’s the issue of liability on the highway. If you blow a drive shaft and it spits out the bottom of your truck, now there’s John Q public directly in the firing line.

Long distance driver, PIERRE MARTIN, had his sights set on those who don’t follow the rules. “My main concern is other drivers who disregard the rules altogether; they drive 14,000 miles a month and don’t get caught. Then there’s those who drive with too little education or those that don’t bother looking at their equipment and doing pre trips properly. I broke down yesterday because the trailer I was pulling was not inspected properly. I had to get it fixed which made me late for my appointment. It cost me miles and time which I am not getting paid for.”

IRA VANESS, driver for R & R Heavy Duty Repair, focused his attention on capacity. “There are almost too many trucks on the road for everything to be sustainable. It’s at the point where the volume of trucks compared to the amount of traffic on the road is at a breaking point so it’s not workable anymore. There’s too much waiting time with lots of truck traffic, especially in metropolitan areas. The further east I go, the fewer trucking spots are available. It’s hard to stop and complete logs. You can’t take breaks, and there are times when trucks are circling parking lots waiting for space. It's almost as if there are too many trucks for the roads to handle. I think we are at peak capacity.”

RANDY STOTT drives for Wilson Truck Lines. “Everyone is underpaid in this industry today. Because I work for a carrier who provides fuel concessions, it helps a lot. If we didn’t have that we probably couldn’t afford to do it. It makes a big difference at the end of the week.” As for the question of excessive trucks, Randy sympathizes.“ I agree. Running across Highway 17 from Sudbury to Sault Ste. Marie, there are very few places we can pull over. For whatever reason the highways are not accepting us guys. They are always saying ‘take a break’ but where are you going to pull over? There is nowhere. You can’t pull over on the side of the road, and some communities are not truck friendly at all. As for electronic logs, I don’t mind them at all. I don’t have any problems at the scales and inspection stations." ••• Contact me to share your views at



Kenworth to Say Farewell to Venerable T660


irkland, Washington – Kenworth announced on August 16 that it will sunset its successful, fuel-efficient Kenworth T660 by year-end after 10 years of production, and offer customers a “last call” opportunity to order from the final production allotment of 500 T660s. “The Kenworth T660 has been a fantastic truck for our customers with more than 60,000 T660s sold since its introduction in 2007,” said Jason 36    September 2016

S k o o g , Ke n w o r t h A ssistant General Manager for Sales and Marketing. “Due to its popularity, we continued to offer the T660 after introducing the award-winning T680 four years ago. Since that time, more and more T660 customers have converted to the T680. We want to give our excellent customers one last chance to own this industry favorite.” When it entered the Class 8 market, the T660 became the latest evo-

l u t i o n o f Ke n w o r t h ’s legendary aerodynam-

ic product line and rei n f o r c e d K e n w o r t h ’s

leadership in both quality and fuel economy performance, taking the reins from the Kenworth T600 – the industry’s first truly aerodynamic truck that debuted in 1985. The Kenworth T660 also featured modern styling, superior forwardlighting technology, advanced technology, and increased driver comfort. Fleets and truck operators interested in ordering the Kenworth T660 may contact their Kenworth dealer for more

information. The T660 is standard with the PACCAR MX-13 engine rated at 455-hp and 1,650 lb-ft of torque. The T660 is available as a day cab or in 38-inch, 62-inch, 72inch and 86-inch AeroCab ® sleeper configurations. Kenworth Truck Company is the manufacturer of The World’s Best® heavy and medium duty trucks. Kenworth’s Internet home page is at www. Kenworth is a PACCAR company.




Minimizer Manager Wins Fleet Brake Award


looming Prairie, Minnesota - Longtime Minimizer Territory Manager Bud Breau has been named Fleet Brake’s 2016 Manufacturer Representative of the Year. “To us, Bud is Minimizer,” Fleet Brake VP of Sales Tim Douglas said. “We would feel guilty now if we were to sell any other line of poly fender.” “I am truly honored to have received such a prestigious award,” Breau said. “The folks at Fleet Brake

are some of the best in the industry, and I am truly humbled by this honor.” Fleet Brake’s executive team as well as all 14 branch managers vote on the award, which has been issued the last four years. “Our criteria are a rep who is a true expert in their field, as well as a guy who is passionate about customer service, the industry and their products,” Douglas said. “We couldn’t be happier for Bud, who deserves this award and all the accolades that go along with it,” Minimizer CEO and Chief Visionary Craig Kruckeberg said. “He really is one of the good guys.” “Bud is an industry icon who is well respected by everyone, has a wicked sense of humor and is genuinely fun to work with,” Douglas said. Minimizer is your aftermarket solution for quality and dependable Truck Parts, including everything

from Poly Truck Fenders, Toolboxes, Custom Molded Floor Mats, Mud Flaps, Truck Maintenance Prod-

ucts and other Truck Accessories. Minimizer manufactures its products in the USA,

and has been an American family owned and operated company for three generations.

Check out all their products at or email info@minimizer. com.


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A Accutrac Capital Solutions Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . 1, 7

B Bennetts Power Service Products. . . . . . . . . . . 6 Benson Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Bryson & Assoc. Insurance Brokers Ltd. . . . . . . 1

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C C.U.T.C. Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Caron Transportation Systems. . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Carmen Transportation Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Continental Tire the Americas, LLC . . . . . . . . . . 2

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D Diesel Spec Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Domar Transmissions Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

E Execucor Financial Limited . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

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F First Class Fleet Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Fleet Harmony. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 FLO-Components Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

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G Gear Centre Group. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Gear Centre Group. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 GFL Environmental Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34

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I Imperial Oil. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 International Truckload Services Inc.. . . . . . . . 35 Irving Oil. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47

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J J D Factors Corporation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1, 3 J-Line Transport Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44

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K Kindersley Transport Ltd. .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46

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L Laidlaw Carriers Tank LP. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Laidlaw Carriers Van GP Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Les Enterprises NAMA Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Lucas Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

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M Minimizer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11, 37

N Newman Insurance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Newton’s Electric Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14

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P Polar Mobility Research Ltd. . . . . . . . . . 9, 14, 35

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Q Quick Draw Tarps. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

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S Service Star Freightways. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Sirius XM Canada Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

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T TA Travel Centres Canada. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12, 35 Texis Truck Exhaust. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 The Rosedale Group. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Traction Truck Parts & TruckPro . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Transcourt Tank Leasing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 TransX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Tremcar Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

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V VCMS Security Services Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Ver-X Direct . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Vulcan On-Board Scales. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

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W Wilson Truck Lines. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45

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X Xan Systems Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 38    September 2016

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ADV E RTI S E R S BY PRODUCT OR S ERV ICE ADVERTISER PAGE PUBLICATIONS Air Conditioning Sales & Service Polar Mobility Research Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Compliance Services Ver-X Direct . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Diesel Performance Products Diesel Spec Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Drivetrain Products Gear Centre Group. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Gear Centre Group. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Employment Opportunities Carmen Transportation Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Caron Transportation Systems. . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 GFL Environmental Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 International Truckload Services Inc.. . . . . . . . 35 J-Line Transport Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Kindersley Transport Ltd. .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Laidlaw Carriers Tank LP. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Laidlaw Carriers Van GP Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Service Star Freightways. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 The Rosedale Group. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 TransX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Wilson Truck Lines. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Xan Systems Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Factoring & Finance Accutrac Capital Solutions Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . 1, 7 Execucor Financial Limited . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 J D Factors Corporation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1, 3 Fleet Maintenance Software Fleet Harmony. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Fleet Safety TA Travel Centres Canada. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12, 35 Fuel Additives Bennetts Power Service Products. . . . . . . . . . . 6 Insurance Brokers Bryson & Assoc. Insurance Brokers Ltd. . . . . . . 1 Newman Insurance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Lubricants Imperial Oil. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Irving Oil. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Lucas Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Permits & Waivers C.U.T.C. Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Refrigeration Systems Polar Mobility Research Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Satellite Radio Sirius XM Canada Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Security Services VCMS Security Services Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Starters & Alternators Newton’s Electric Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Tanker Leasing Transcourt Tank Leasing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Tanker Manufacturing & Sales Tremcar Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Tarps & Tarping Systems Quick Draw Tarps. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Tire Manufacturers Continental Tire the Americas, LLC . . . . . . . . . . 2 Tire Pressure Monitoring Polar Mobility Research Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Tire Sales & Service Benson Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Truck Exhaust Sales & Service Texis Truck Exhaust. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Truck Parts & Accessories Minimizer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11, 37 Traction Truck Parts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Truck & Trailer Repairs First Class Fleet Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 TruckPro. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Truck Transmissions Domar Transmissions Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Weigh Scales (On Board) Les Enterprises NAMA Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Vulcan On-Board Scales. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

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Traction Locations











NAPA Auto Parts 99 – 7th Street East Brooks, AB T1R 1C1 Tel: 403.501.5551


Traction Calgary 5329 – 72 Ave. S.E., Unit 82 Calgary, AB T2C 4X6 Tel: 403.279.2870 nd


Traction Head Office 18532 – 116th Avenue Edmonton, AB T5S 2W8 Tel: 780.489.7555

Peace Truck & Trailer Ltd. 9103 – 75th Street Peace River, AB T8S 1T2 Tel: 780.624.8655


Traction 8045 Edgar Industrial Cr. Red Deer, AB T4P 3R2 Tel: 403.342.7884


NAPA #6260

Premium Truck & Trailer 1875 Kryczka Place Kamloops, BC V1S 1S4 Tel: 250.374.3100


Central Valley Truck Service Ltd. 105 Adams Road Kelowna, BC V1X 7R1 Tel: 250.765.7738


North Island Pacific Parts & Sales Ltd.


4528F – 47th Avenue Rocky Mtn House, AB T4T 0A9 Tel: 403.845.2709

18051 – 111th Avenue Edmonton NW, AB T5S 2P2 Tel: 780.444.4334

Safari Manufacturing Inc. (Partco Truck Parts)


7 West Road Industrial Park, Sundre, AB T0M 1X0 Toll Free: 800.372.7826 Tel : 403.638.3414

564 – 2nd Avenue Prince George, BC V2L 2Z9 Tel: 250.563.7778


NAPA Traction

Pelican Automotive

1185 Hwy 97 North Quesnel, BC V2J 2Y3 Tel: 250.991.0650



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


NAPA Auto Parts 4657A 4833 – 2 Avenue Edson, AB T7E 1T8 Tel: 780.712.4152 nd


2330 Pelican Business Park Wabasca, AB T0G 2A0 Tel: 780.891.3600



36 Riedel Street Fort McMurray, AB T9H 3E1 Tel: 780.791.3000


Paramount Parts Inc.



#4 16101 – 101st Street Grande Prairie, AB T8V 0P2 Tel: 780.538.3038


High Prairie Truck & Trailer Ltd. 5309 – 53rd Avenue, Hwy 2 West High Prairie, AB T0G 1E0 Toll Free: 877.523.4754 Tel: 780.523.4777


NAPA Auto Parts 4236A 120 North Street Hinton, AB, T7V 1S8 Tel: 780.865.8800


Truck Zone Inc.

5205 – 65th Street Lloydminster, AB T9V 2E8 Tel: 780.875.7712


Hydraco Industries Ltd. 2111 – 9th Avenue S.W. Medicine Hat, AB T1A 7G8 Tel: 403.526.2244

Polar Park Automotive 831 Hwy 16 West Burns Lake, BC V0J 1E0 Tel: 250.692.7501

470 Pioneer Hill Drive Port McNeill, BC V0N 2R0 Tel: 888.956.4401





Smithers Parts & Service 3465 Victoria Drive Smithers, BC V0J 2N0 Tel: 250.847.4287


Triton Auto & Ind. Ltd.


1003 Industrial Way Squamish, BC V0N 3G0 Tel: 604.892.5951

Gear-O-Rama Supply Ltd.


4876 North Access Road Chetwynd, BC V0C 1J0 Tel: 250.788.2255

Trailine Trailer Parts Ltd.


10304A – 120th Street Surrey, BC V3V 4G1 Tel: 604.582.4888

Lickman Truck & Trailer Parts & Services Ltd.

Bow Valley Machine

Bay 31B – 43915 Industrial Way Chilliwack, BC V2R 3A4 Tel: 604.793.9611


Taurus Heavy Duty Ventures Ltd 2703A Kilpatrick Avenue Courtenay, BC V9N 6P4 Tel: 250.871.1191


TERRACE 5107 Keith Avenue Terrace, BC V8G 1K8 Tel: 250.638.0099


WL Forestry Supplies Ltd. 675 McKenzie Avenue Williams Lake, BC V2G 1N9 Tel: 250.392.6699 MANITOBA


Napa Auto Parts

Traction Brandon

5320 – 49 th Avenue Ft Nelson, BC V0C 1R0 Tel: 250.774.2783

1940 Queens Avenue Brandon, MB R7B 0T1 Tel: 204.728.9573

Traction 200 Oak Point Highway Winnipeg, MB R2R 1V1 Tel: 204.956.9490 N. W. TERRITORIES


Traction Yellowknife 114 – 314 Old Airport Road Yellowknife, NT X1A 3T2 Tel: 867.669.6272 ONTARIO


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


Visco Industrial (Barrie Inc.) 255 Saunders Road Barrie, ON L4N 9A3 Tel: 705.792.1371


Visco Industrial 1 Simpson Road Bolton, ON L7E 1E4 Tel: 905.857.2071


Traction Cambridge 1090 Fountain St. N., Units 12 & 13 Cambridge, ON N3E 1A3 Tel: 519.653.3427


D & S Auto 459 Government Street Dryden, ON P8N 2Z3 Tel: 807.223.3227


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


D & S Auto 1051 Railway Street Kenora, ON P9N 3W8 Tel: 807.468.9894


Traction 2405 Scanlan Street London, ON N5W 6G9 Tel: 519.455.3440

Traction 5915 Atlantic Drive, Units 6 & 7 Mississauga, ON L4W 1S4 Tel: 905.670.2868


Burchill Truck & Trailer Equipment (571344 Ontario Inc.) Hwy 8 East Mitchell, ON N0K 1N0 Tel: 519.348.4774


Pioneer Diesel 2008 Ltd. 437136 Hawn Drive New Liskeard, ON P0J 1P0 Tel: 705.647.8707


Service 1 Mufflers & More 400 D Kirkpatrick Street North Bay, ON P1B 8G5 Tel: 705.497.0404



Unified Auto Parts Inc. 807 – 1st Avenue West Meadow Lake, SK S9X 1Y4 Tel: 306.236.4800


Golden West Trailer & Equipment Ltd. 1802 Stadacona Street West Moose Jaw, SK S6H 4N8 Tel: 306.692.7402


Paramount Parts (Nipawin) Inc. 811 Nipawin Road East Nipawin, SK S0E 1E0 Tel: 306.862.9881


Unified Auto Parts Inc. 365 – 36th Street West, Unit 7 Prince Albert, SK S6V 7L4 Tel: 306.764.4220



Traction Ottawa (605)

Traction Regina

3020 Hawthorne Road, Unit 200E Ottawa, ON K1G 3J6 Toll Free: 800.396.2664 Tel: 613.742.1209

405 Park Street Regina, SK S4N 5B2 Tel: 306.721.8333


Traction 380 Industrial Park Crescent Sault Ste. Marie, ON P6B 5Y8 Tel: 705.759.8042


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


Sudbury Truck & Trailer Inc. 510 Whissell Avenue Sudbury, ON P3B 2Z3 Tel: 705.673.3613


Tractor Trailer Service 64 South Water Street Thunder Bay, ON P7B 6T3 Tel: 807.345.5882


Traction 1751 Wentworth St. W., Units 3-6 Whitby, ON L1N 8R9 Tel: 905.432.2785





45 Mural Street, Unit #4 Richmond Hill, ON L4B 1J4 Tel: 905.771.7331

3725 Webster Crescent, RR #3 Windsor, ON N0R 1K0 Tel: 519.737.7995


Traction Saskatoon 2815 Faithfull Avenue Saskatoon, SK S7K 8E8 Tel: 306.244.9877


Brake & Drive Ltd. 1511 Cheadle Street West Swift Current, SK S9H 5G4 Tel: 306.773.7293


Southern Industrial & Truck Ltd 300 Hwy13 South Service Rd. Crossroads Industrial Park Weyburn, SK S4H 2K7 Tel: 306.842.2422


Traction Yorkton 537 Broadway Street East Yorkton, SK S3N 2W7 Tel: 306.782.4313 YUKON


Pacesetter Trading Co. Ltd. 126 Industrial Road Whitehorse, YT Y1A 2T9 Tel: 867.393.3902

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TruckPro Locations





Drum Diesel

Two Hills Auto & Industrial Supply Ltd.

Bay 13, 901 South Railway Avenue Drumheller, AB T0J 0Y0 Tel: 403.823.7966


4909 55th Avenue Two Hills, AB T0B 4K0 Tel: 780.657.3304

Truck Zone Inc.


15816 – 111th Avenue NW Edmonton, AB T5M 2R8 Tel: 780.451.0225



MoBoots Ag Mechanics Ltd. 112-12 th Street Fort MacLeod, AB T0L 0Z0 Tel: 403.915.3499


Mobster Mechanical Inc. 306 Mackay Crescent Fort McMurray, AB T9H 4E4 Tel: 780.743.5566


Fort Truck Service Centre (Applecart Logistics Inc.) 11401-85 Avenue, Unit #11 Fort Saskatchewan, AB T8L 0A9 Tel: 780.998.5030


Bradvin Trailer Sales Ltd. 10920 – 87th Avenue Grande Prairie, AB T8V 8K4 Toll Free: 800.665.0509 Tel: 780.539.6260


Schellenberg Heavy Equipment 10704-99 Street La Crete, AB T0H 2H0 Tel: 780.928.3406


True Diesel Truck & Trailer Repair Ltd. 2250 39th Street North Lethbridge, AB T1H 5J2 Tel: 403.394.2253


Truck Zone Inc. 5205 – 65th Street Lloydminster, AB T9V 2E8 Toll Free: 800.707.9209 Tel: 780.875.7712


Hydraco Industries Ltd. 2111 – 9 Avenue SW Medicine Hat, AB T1A 8M9 Tel: 403.526.2244 th


Peace Truck & Trailer Ltd. 9103 – 75th Street Peace River, AB T8S 1T2 Tel: 780.624.8655


Lickman Truck & Trailer Parts & Service Ltd. Bay 31 – 43915 Industrial Way Chilliwack, BC V2R 3A4 Toll Free: 877.772.6255 Tel: 604.793.9660


McGibbon Diesel Ltd. 11 Jones Court Sussex, NB E4E 2S2 Tel: 506.433.4814


Boudreau Développement 2000 Ltée

Gearheads Truck Repair


5204 46th Avenue Fort Nelson, BC V0C 1R0 Tel: 250.774.4327

Fleetline Parts & Service Ltd.


Central Valley Truck Services 105 Adams Road Kelowna, BC V1X 7R1 Tel: 250.765.7738


Total Truck Ltd. 9122 Rock Island Road Prince George, BC V2N 5T4 Tel: 250.564.6763


Smithers Parts & Service (2005) Ltd. 3465 Victoria Drive Smithers, BC V0J 2N0 Tel: 250.847.4287 MANITOBA


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


A.R.J. Heavy Truck & Trailer Repair 107053 PTH 20 Dauphin, MB R7N 2V3 Tel: 204.638.0711


T.I.C. Parts & Service 220 Hwy 5 North Neepawa, MB R0J 1H0 Tel: 204.476.3809


DAB’s Repair Ltd. 2126 Logan Avenue Winnipeg, MB R2R 0J2 Tel: 204.694.2390 NEW BRUNSWICK

20 West Road Industrial Park Sundre, AB T0M 1X0 Toll Free: 800.372.7826 Tel: 403.638.3414

70 Trius Drive Fredericton, NB E3B 5E3 Tel: 506.459.2046



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460 Chemin Mont Farlagne Saint-Jacques, NB E7B 2X1 Tel: 506.736.6310



5911 B – 50th Avenue Taber, AB T1G 1W7 Tel: 403.223.8744


L.C.D. Entreprise Ltée

2778 Rue Principale Tracadie-Sheila, NB E1X 1G5 Tel: 506.394.2000

Partco Truck Parts & Service

Geeraert Mechanical Service


Trius Inc.

Smith’s Diesel 7 Birmingham Drive Nauwigewauk, NB E5N 6Z8 Tel: 506.832.3249

DIGBY 211 Conway Road, Hwy 303 Digby, NS B0V 1A0 Tel: 902.245.5833


Mailmans’ Truck-Pro Centre Ltd. 15321 Highway 3 Hebbville, NS B4V 6X4 Tel: 902.530.3580


Robby’s Tractor Trailer Services Ltd. 4852 Plymouth Road New Glasgow, NS B2H 5C5 Tel: 902.396.5585


T&R Truck Repair Limited 102 Blakeney Drive Truro, NS B2N 6Z1 Tel: 902.895.0857 ONTARIO


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


J.B. Mobile Mechanic Inc 1891 Chemin Russell Road Bourget, ON K0A 1E0 Tel: 613.487.4171





Herc’s Truck Service & Repair Ltd. 50 County Road 13 Courtland, ON N0J 1E0 Tel: 519.544.5766 or 519.842.3321


North Keele Auto Truck & Car Repair Centre Ltd. 3915 Keele Street Downsview, ON M3J 1N6 Tel: 416.638.5963


Thur Heavy Truck & Trailer Repair 270 Arthur Street North Elmira, ON N3B 2Z5 Tel: 519.669.8420

634 Fourth Line Caledonia, ON N3W 2B3 Toll Free: 800.654.6454 Tel: 905.765.5011


Combined Auto & Truck Repair 201 Pinebush Road, Cambridge, ON N1R 7H8 Tel: 519.523.1413

Quality Truck Repair Inc. 840 Colonel Sam Drive, Oshawa, ON L1H 8A9 Tel: 905.721.2788


Brockville Tractor Trailer Maintenance (2001) Ltd. 3524 County Road 26, RR 2 Prescott, ON K0E 1T0 Tel: 613.925.2889


2119 County Road 15, R.R. #2 Essex, ON N8M 2X6 Tel: 519.776.6473


OK Tire Truck Repair 39 Shorncliffe Road Etobicoke, ON M8Z 5K2 Toll Free: 800.661.6681 Tel: 416.236.1277


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


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


Hwy #4 Truck Service Ltd. 402143 Grey Road 4, RR 1 Hanover, ON N4N 3B8 Tel: 519.369.5052


Serge G & D Repair Inc. 214 Highway 11 East Hearst, ON P0L 1N0 Tel: 705.362.5633


Parent Mechanical


Oneida Truck & Trailer


Sudbury Truck & Trailer Centre Inc.



1090 South Service Road East, Unit A Oakville, ON L6J 2X8 Toll Free: 800.265.6291 Tel: 905.842.2942


3475 Hwy 88, RR 1 Bradford, ON L3Z 2A4 Tel: 905.775.6700

110 Rutherford Road South Brampton, ON L6W 3J5 Tel: 905.451.8115


K.I.D. Truck & Trailer Service

Ken Lapain & Sons Ltd

53 Brunelle Road North Kapuskasing, ON P5N 2M1 Tel: 705.335.3617

PGL Truck Centre Ltd.


Keene Truck Inc. 15 McCallum Place Keene, ON K0L 2G0 Tel: 705.295.4444


Quickfix Truck Trailer Repairs 6191 Atlantic Drive Mississauga, ON L5T 1N7 Tel: 905.696.6888


Pioneer Diesel 2008 Ltd. 437136 Hawn Drive New Liskeard, ON P0J 1P0 Tel: 705.647.8707

510 Whissell Avenue Sudbury, ON P3B 2Z3 Toll Free: 800.461.4023 Tel: 705.673.3613 ≈


Tractor Trailer Service 64 South Water Street Thunder Bay, ON P7B 6T3 Tel: 807.345.5882


Popular Tire Sales & Service 255 Claireport Crescent Toronto, ON M9W 6P7 Tel: 416.679.1765


Mobile Mechanical Services 11769 Hwy 64 Verner, ON P0H 2M0 Tel: 705.594.1319



Suspension J.C. Beauregard 21 Rue Notre-Dame Berthierville, QC J0K 1A0 Tel: 450.836.1500


Ressorts Rive-Sud Ltée 1570C Boulevard Montarville Boucherville, QC J4B 5Y3 Tel: 450.641.1304


Atelier Spécialisé GES Inc. 3000 Boulevard Industriel Chambly, QC J3L 4X3 Tel: 514.815.3114


Centre du Camion Pro-Cam Saguenay Inc. 160 Rue des Routiers Chicoutimi, QC G7H 5B1 Tel: 418.693.0123


Services Mécaniques R.S.C. 1436 Route 116 Danville, QC J0A 1A0 Tel: 819.839.2444


Centre de Pièces Industrielles Mistassini 280 Rue de Quen Dolbeau-Mistassini, QC G8L 5N1 Tel: 418.276.1212


Camion & Remorque H.K. Inc. 11255 A Côte de Liesse Dorval, QC H3P 1B1 Tel: 514.633.0909



Les Camions Granby (1995) Inc.


11 rue Rainville Granby, QC J2J 0B5 Tel: 450.375.2059

Palmer Automotive & Truck Centre 3979, Read Drive, Route 1A Summerside, PE C1N 4J8 Richard Palmer Tel: 902.436.6838 QUÉBEC


Suspension Turcotte Alma Inc. 970 Avenue Bombardier Alma, QC G8B 2V8 Tel: 418.668.4501


Atelier KGM Inc. 671 Avenue du Parc Amos, QC J9T 4M1 Tel: 819.732.8105


Les Pros du Camion 7887 Rue Grenache, Porte 39 Anjou, QC H1J 1C4 Tel: 514.643.3037


Ressorts LaSalle Inc. 2051 Rue Lapierre LaSalle, QC H8N 1B1 Tel: 514.365.8176


Atelier Génytech Inc. 125 Rue Olivier Laurier-Station, QC G0S 1N0 Tel: 418.728.4242


Ressorts Industriels Inc./ Centre de Camion C.T. CAM Inc. 3850 Boulevard Leman Laval, QC H7E 1A1 Tel: 450.661.5157


Potvin Mécanik Inc.


329 Montée du Comté Les Coteaux, QC J7X 1A8 Tel: 450.267.0166

Équipements Industriels BDL (Baie-Comeau) Inc.

Rock Division Mécanique

27 Rue William Dobell Baie-Comeau, QC G4Z 1T6 Tel: 418.296.3334

LÉVIS 90 rue Jacques-Nau Lévis, QC G6V 9J4 Tel: 418.833.9494

TruckPro Locations






Ressorts Juteau Inc

Ressorts Gendron 259 Boulevard Desjardins Maniwaki, QC J9E 2E4 Tel: 819.449.1611



1500 Chemin Quatre-Saisons Notre-Dame-du-Bon-Conseil, QC J0C 1A0 Tel: 819.336.5285

Services R.M. 2000 Inc.


3125-A Boul. Industriel, C.P 1000 Matagami, QC J0Y 2A0 Tel: 819.739.2000

Drolet Ressorts Inc.


Garage TGB/CF 1000 Rue Piché, C.P. 742 Mont Joli, QC G5H 3Z2 Tel: 418.775.9484


Les Ateliers de Réparation B & R Ltée 354 Boulevard des Ruisseaux Mont-Laurier, QC J9L 0H6 Tel: 819.623.2457


Marick Diesel Inc. 849 Chemin Benoît Mont-Saint-Hilaire, QC J3G 4S6 Tel: 450.714.0633

1275 Rue de l’Ancienne Cartoucherie Québec, QC G1N 1X8 Tel: 418.687.5222 —

Edgar Blondeau Inc.

2490 Avenue Dalton Québec, QC G1P 3X1 Toll Free: 800.463.4762 Tel: 418.651.6880 —

Suspension Illimitée Inc. 1000 Avenue Galibois Québec, QC G1M 3M7 418.681.2226


216 Rue Poirier #6 Saint-Eustache, QC J7R 6B1 Tel: 450.472.2340


Kevin Busque Inc. 3200 95ième Rue Saint-Georges, QC G5Y 8J3 Tel: 418.226.0721


Ressorts Mirabel Inc. 14210 Boulevard Curé Labelle Saint-Janvier, QC J7J 1B1 Tel: 450.434.4111


Atelier de Soudure et Suspension St-Jean Inc. 795 Ch. du Grand-Bernier Nord Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, QC J3B 8H7 Tel: 450.349.5893



Saint-Laurent Suspensions Inc.

Tel: Garage TGB/CF 640 Boulevard Armand Thériault Rivière-du-Loup, QC G5R 1V2 Tel: 418.868.0320

1142 Rue St-Amour St-Laurent, QC H4S 1J2 Tel: 514.336.1910


Ressorts d’Auto et Camion Rock Inc.



Centre du ressort Lamarche Inc

Ressorts Montréal-Nord Ltée

600 Boulevard Teminscamingue, C.P. 1082 Rouyn-Noranda, QC J9Y 0G4 Tel: 819.764.ROCK (3271) or 819.762.NAPA (0955)

2090 5ième Rue Centre Industriel St-Romuald, QC G6W 5M6 Tel: 418.834.1010


Mécamobile Inc.

8065 Henri-Bourassa Est Montréal, QC H1E 2Z3 Tel: 514.643.1121 —

Ressorts Universel Inc. 11500 55ème Avenue Montréal, QC H1E 2K1 Tel: 514.648.0820

Garage Benoit Trudeau Inc. 157 Route 321 Sud Saint-André-Avellin, QC J0V 1W0 Tel: 819.983.1260

SALLABERRY-DEVALLEYFIELD 623 Rue Gaétan Sallaberry-de-Valleyfield, QC J6S 0A7 Tel: 450.371.5921

QUÉBEC 450.371.5921





Garage JPS



112 Route 113 Nord Senneterre, QC J0Y 2M0 Tel: 819.737.4275

391 Yellowhead Alley Battleford, SK S0M 0E0 Tel: 306.445.6151



Centre du Camion Pelletier (Sept-Îles) Inc. 374 Avenue Jolliet Sept-Îles, QC G4R 2B2 Tel: 418.962.5225


Mécanique Générale MPC Rive-Sud Inc. 300 Monseigneur Desranleau Sorel-Tracy, QC J3P 7Y6 Tel: 450.742.2764


Mécanique et Soudure MF Inc. 270 Chemin McIntyre Stanstead-Est, QC J0B 3E0 Tel: 819.876.7997


Garage M. St-Yves 8560 Boulevard Parent Trois-Rivières, QC G9A 5E1 Tel: 819.374.1122


Mécamobile Inc. 950 Rue Valois, Suite 160, Vaudreuil-Dorion, QC J7V 8P2 Tel: 450.218.0790


Finning 3502 11th Street West Saskatoon, SK S7M 1K7 Tel: 306.382.3550



Hwy 39 East Estevan, SK S4A 2A6 Tel: 306.634.3311

2635 North Service Road West Swift Current, SK S9H 5L4


Tel: 306.773.3240

Prairie Diesel Inc.


210 8th Avenue Humboldt, SK S0K 2A0 Tel: 306.682.2900


Golden West Trailer & Equipment Ltd. 1802 Stadacona Street West Moose Jaw, SK S6H 4N8 Tel: 306.692.7402


Finning 2360 Pasqua Street Regina, SK S4P 3A8 Tel: 306.545.3311


A-Line Frame & Alignment Services Ltd.


3246 Millar Avenue Saskatoon, SK S7K 5Y2 Tel: 306.931.6612 —

Garage M. St-Yves

AG-Line International Limited

211 Rue St-Anne Yamachiche, QC G0X 3L0 Tel: 819.296.2122

103-3240 Idylwyld Drive North Saskatoon, SK S7L 5Y7 Tel: 306.933.1115

Finning Highway 3 West Tisdale, SK S0E 1T0 Tel: 306.873.2613


Southern Industrial & Truck Ltd. 300 Hwy 13 South Service Road Weyburn, SK S4H 2K7 Tel: 306.842.2422


TruckPro Yorkton 537 Broadway Street East Yorkton, SK S3N 2W7 Tel: 306.782.4313 YUKON


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


Petro-Canada Lubricants Reveals Its PC-11 Launch Campaign


etro-Canada Lubricants, a Suncor business, is pleased to announce the launch of its The Tougher. The Better. Campaign, which reveals its PC-11 branding in advance of the introduction of two new categories of heavy duty engine oils in December. The Tougher. The Better. aims to encapsulate Petro

Canada Lubricants’ vision for the next generation of heavy duty engine oils that will deliver durability and strength in any application. “Durability, strength and efficiency. These are the defining features of Petro-Canada Lubricants and how we position our PC-11 offer under The Tougher. The Better.,”

commented Howard McIntyre, Vice President, Lubricants, Suncor. “We are scheduled to imminently reveal our PC-11-ready product line, which we believe is set to be the world’s toughest range of heavy duty engine oils. The Tougher. The Better. offers a clear statement of intent to our customers to show we’re

PC-11-ready and committed to the changes ahead.“ The announcement of The Tougher. The Better. follows Petro-Canada Lubricants’ PC-11 educative website, herecomespc11. com, which will continue to offer guidance to the industry in their decision making processes ahead of the introduction of PC11 heavy duty engine oils.

The PC-11 specification will require heavy duty engine oils to offer enhanced oxidation control, aeration control and shear stability which will all contribute to delivering increased fuel economy, emissions reduction and engine protection. The Tougher. The Better. Campaign represents Petro-Canada Lubricants’ expertise in ad-

dressing these demands. For more information please visit:


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Polaris Celebrates Anniversary of Student Leadership Development Program


n We d n e s d a y, July 20th a select group of dignitaries gathered at Polaris Transportation to celebrate the one year anniversary of the collaborative association between Polaris Transportation and each of the Ivey Business Schools at Western University and Lazaridis School of Business and Economics of Wilfrid Laurier University. The Leadership Development Program has attracted some of the top undergraduate business students to apply their class room learnings in real-time, to help solve critical business opportunities and challenges for this Mississauga based transportation and logistics company. Marrying up these exceptional students with a real life work experience has proven to be an excellent opportunity for all involved. Jon Saunders who holds dual roles as VP of Finance for Polaris and also heads up their logistics division as CEO comments, “It’s a great feeling to witness what seemed to be a good opportunity turn into an invaluable experience for our students and our company. Bright minds with fresh thinking placed into a work environment that embraces innovation and making things happen has led to unprecedented successful outcomes – for customers, suppliers and fellow team members. Taking a moment to celebrate this program and these students with local business and community leaders

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proved a well-deserved recognition for these future industry leaders”. The Mississauga Mayor, the Honourable Bonnie Crombie, spoke at the event and along with current program students and Polaris management, attendees included: • David Wojcik – Mississauga Board of Trade, CEO • Steven Laskowski – Ontario Trucking Association, President • Steve Rhone – Weston Forest Products, President VPaul Murphy,Catherine Courson – RBC • Jenny An – General Electric, Campus Lead • Laurie Lahn and Lauren Rafferty – Wilfred Laurier University • Karan, Thanuzgha, Mary, Mike, Christine, Kevin and Nicole – Current and Alumni Program members Sharon Irwin-Foulon, Executive Director at Ivey Business School explains further, “Polaris has a strong employment brand at Ivey that resonates with ambitious millennials. Students recognize that this leadership development opportunity offers a real level of responsibility early, true development of their talents and an opportunity to see the impact they have on an organization. This is an association we are proud to be part of”. POLARIS TRANSPORTATION Founded in 1994, Polaris Transportation is best known for its scheduled LTL service between Canada and the USA. Specializing in the shipment of

dry goods, Polaris continues to make life easier for the shipping community by adding additional service and technology advancements. For more information on Polaris visit their website at www.polaristransport. com.




TOXIC Truth! Sugar Increases Risk of Disease



felt I needed to revisit sugar as it seems if you read labels, “sugar” is in everything. Sugar, we all crave it. How could we not? It’s sweet and makes basically everything taste better. If you’re one of the many people who have tried to back out of sugar, you know how difficult it can be. Some people may even experience withdrawals. This is due to the fact that when we eat foods high in sugar, the reward centers of the brain are activated. At the same time a large amount of dopamine is released. This is what makes eating sugar feel so good. Now we are addicted. If you want to live a longer, healthier life, the single most important change to make is to STOP eating and drinking foods that contain added sugars. The more sugar a person consumes the more likely he or she is to become inflicted by a wide variety of chronic diseases. Here are a few examples of just how much sugar is in what we consume: Rockstar Freeze energy drink, 473ml (16 oz) has 62 grams (13 teaspoons or a little over ¼ cup). Pepsi and Coke, there are 39 grams of sugar in 12 ounces of Coca-Cola and 41 grams of sugar in 12 ounces of Pepsi. Danone stirred yo-

gurt has 23 grams per ¼ cup. YOP, liquid yogurt has 22 grams per 200 ml. As you can see by reading labels everything you pick up is ladened with sugar. Too much fructose can damage your liver, just like too much alcohol. There is growing scientific consensus that one of the most common types of sugar, fructose, can be toxic to the liver, just like alcohol. Fructose is the sugar that makes fruit taste sweet. For most people, there’s nothing wrong with eating fructose in its natural state, in fruit. But today, manufacturers extract and concentrate the fructose from corn, beets and sugarcane, removing the fiber and nutrients in the process. Getting frequent, high doses of fructose throughout the day, without fiber to slow it down, is more than our bodies were designed to handle. Nearly all added sugars contain significant amounts of fructose. Typical formulations of high-fructose corn syrup contain upwards of 50% fructose, depending on processing methods. What’s unique about fructose is that, unlike any other sugar, it’s processed in the liver. Small amounts of fructose, meted out slowly, are not a problem for your liver. Think of eating an apple – its sweetness comes with a lot of chewing that takes time. The apple’s fiber slows down its processing in the gut. But when we consume large amounts of fructose in added sugar, particularly in liquid form on an

empty stomach, it slams the liver with more than it can handle. As with alcohol, a little added fructose, consumed with fiber-rich foods, is OK. It’s only when we frequently consume large quantities, in concentrated form that fructose becomes a health hazard. These are some of the health risks of sugar: 1)

Sugar contains no essential nutrients. It is devoid of all vitamins, minerals, trace minerals and fiber. 2) Added sugar is high in fructose, which can overload your liver. 3) Overloading the liver with fructose can cause non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. 4) Sugar can cause insulin resistance, a stepping stone towards metabolic syndrome and

diabetes. 5) The insulin resistance can progress to type II diabetes. 6) Sugar can give you cancer. 7) Due to the effect on hormones in the brain, sugar has unique fat-promoting effects. 8) Because it causes massive dopamine release in the brain, sugar is highly addictive. 9) Sugar is a leading contributor to obesity in both adults and

children. 10) It isn’t the fat…it’s the sugar that raises cholesterol and gives you heart disease. Sugar is a substance to be reckoned with and taken totally out of your diet. I have much information on sugar and if you would like to request some please contact me at health_you_deserve@


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Boston Steel Sills & Shoes Innovations


oston Steel upgrades its traditional wooden sills, replacing these by extending the height of our standard box style aluminum mounting and adding a new one inch rubber sill between the tank and truck frame (see photo at right). The rubber base absorbs impacts and vibrations much better than wood, thus creating less stress on the tank. Less stress on the tank means a longer, more trouble free tank life and a gentler ride for the liquid being carried! Considering the often extreme climate factors, the wood absorbs water and deteriorates faster than aluminum or rubber over time. We can conclude that the life expectancy of the new mounting and sill will last longer. Using rubber as a cushion is not new to us. Our other truck tank division, Hutchinson (Tremcar Industries) has been using this same mounting method for over twenty years. Boston’s unique mounting rail design remains basically the same, just with higher aluminum sides in place of the wood; only the cushioning changed. IMPROVED TANK TIE DOWNS Boston Steel has also upgraded its tank tie downs, replacing our traditional aluminum wing style (inside and outside) tie downs with heavy duty spring loaded box style tie downs which feature

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increased strength. Exceeding US requirements, these new tie downs meet Transport Canada B-620 requirements, which call for a strength safety factor of eight. Tremcar designed this spring loaded box style tie down method in 2012, when a new regulation was imposed to increase the Canadian tank safety standards, rising above those required by the U.S. DOT. These new tie down assemblies are complete steel, thus stronger than the original aluminum tie downs (see photo below). They are also spring loaded everywhere whereas the earlier version was spring loaded only at the front. The tank is securely bolted down on the outside of the chassis frame. Previously, the tie downs were welded at the top inside and outside of the box mounting. This bolted method provides extra strength. Plus it makes the tank easier to install on the chassis and cuts service labor time if maintenance or repair is needed. MOVING FORWARD Dedicated to customer satisfaction, we know that changes can sometimes cause concern. As Boston Steel moves forward with this new (to us) proven Tremcar mounting method, the company remains sensitive to reaction to this change and is more than open to discuss this issue with customers who have any additional questions or comments.




Battling the Scale – Why Does the Number Matter?



or many people, thinking of stepping on a scale and weighing themselves triggers nerves and fear. They become afraid of what they might see, even though they already see themselves in the mirror every day. So why does the number on the scale even matter, when we already know what we look like and what size clothing we wear? The number on the scale is sometimes a harsher form of reality that we know can either make or break us. Even if we’ve been eating well and working out, and we feel great in o u r

clothes, if the number on the scale doesn’t match that, we somehow feel defeated. It’s important to remember that our health is not about a number, it is defined by the state of our bodies and minds, which goes far beyond what a

scale can tell us. Should I weigh myself? However, for some people a scale is the perfect way to gauge their progress, to keep them motivated, and does not interfere with their emotions whatsoever. Take a minute to consider if you have a healthy relationship with the scale or not. Think about whether you let the scale determine your mood and motivation levels. Also think about how often you weigh yourself, if you are doing so every day (or more), you may need to take a break from it. In this case, I usually tell people to either stash the scale in a closet where it is difficult to get at, or ask a friend to hold onto it. After 2 weeks, if you feel it’s necessary, you can step back on and see where you are at. Chances are your weight won’t have gone up, especially if you were staying focused during that time. If your goals have nothing to do with weight loss, and are more related to building muscle or re-

loss is your goal, and you find you have difficulty staying on track, you may want to weigh yourself weekly, but I rarely tell people to weigh more often than that. Every second week is a great option for many people, because it keeps them accountable but al-

lows for natural weight fluctuations within that time (due to water weight, hormones, etc.). The timing can be important as well, as you should always weigh yourself at the same time of day, on an empty stomach, and preferably on the same

day of the week. I like to recommend Wednesdays, as any water weight from the weekend will have dissipated. Even if the scale doesn’t say what you want it to, keep in mind that what truly matters is how you feel and how much effort

you are putting in. Do you feel confident, happy, and healthy? Do you know you are putting in a solid effort to improve your nutrition and fitness habits? If the answer is yes, you are already winning the battle, and your results will soon follow!


ducing stress, for example, a scale will not be necessary. It will simply play with your mind and could interfere with your goals in a negative way. How often should I weigh myself? This depends. If weight September 2016   45



Volvo Trucks Releases Latest Video in ‘Welcome to My Cab’ Series


olvo Trucks North America introduces us to Turbo Turtle Logistics President Rob Brackett and his 2016 Volvo VNL 630 model in a new episode of the popular “Welcome to My Cab” video series. Brackett’s truck gets attention with a bright green wrap featuring an image of a turtle in motion, powered by a jet pack on its shell. Based in Omaha, Nebraska, Turbo Turtle Logistics hauls mainly fertilizer, organic grain and livestock feed ingredients from North Dakota to Texas. When Brackett started the business in 2012, he wanted it to stand out. He’s done that with exceptional customer service, the right equipment and the eye-catching

Turbo Turtle. “The struggle with building a small company is being recognized, and it means something when our customers remember us,” Brackett said. “Turbo Turtle represents everything that we do. It’s fast enough to get it done, slow enough to get it right and green enough to be remembered.” With routes that run from the Rocky Mountains to the Mississippi River, Brackett is pleased with the truck’s fuel economy and the performance of the Volvo D13 engine with 500 horsepower and 1,850 ft.-lbs. torque. “Compared to my previous truck, I was able to cut my fuel tanks down from 100 gallons to 75 gallons, each while still maintaining the same driving

range,” he said. Soon another Turbo Turtle will be traveling the roads in the Midwest and beyond. Brackett has placed an order for a 2017 Volvo VNL 630 model that includes the Volvo I-Shift with Crawler Gears. IShift with Crawler Gears is a new option designed for applications where slow speed maneuverability and startability are needed. The “Welcome to My Cab” video series is a way for professional truck drivers to showcase their vehicles and inspire others who are interested in the trucking industry. Volvo drivers can submit their stories and images of their trucks through Volvo Trucks North America social media channels, to enter for a chance to


The Handle is on Your Side



n the Bible there is a story of a group of people in Laodicea who were respectable, wealthy, skin deep Christians. They appeared to have taken a lukewarm bath of religion. It reminds me of a story I read of a little boy who fell out of bed one night. How did that happen, inquired his mother as she tucked him securely in again. 46    September 2016

The little one explained, “I think I stayed too near to where I got in.” The Christians in Laodicea had apparently stayed too close to where they got in. The city of Laodicea got its water from nearby hot springs, which became lukewarm by the time the city dwellers got it. The tasteless water made a disgusting drink - not cold enough to refresh, nor hot enough to give warmth. The Lord Jesus knew the believers in Laodicea would understand Him when He accused them of being lukewarm. Jesus said to them, “you are neither hot nor cold.” The Greek words for hot or cold clearly mean boiling or frigid. You see, God would have us boiling or freezing toward Him, but despises those who are merely warm. When we are luke-

warm, and we think we “don’t need a thing,” Jesus says in Revelations 3: 16; “So then, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spew you out of My mouth.” We are really spiritually poor, yet we count ourselves religious and think ourselves mature. It is easy to be lukewarm. All we have to do is nothing. Jesus would not have it that way. Listen as God counsels His own. Lukewarm we might be, but God wants us either hot or cold. Jesus stands at the door of every lukewarm heart. He wants to come into our life and bring his cup of rejoicing with Him. He would meet us inside our shallow spirituality and heat our cooling restlessness into bright flames of love. So why not open the door? The handle is on your side.


Turbo Turtle Logistics President Rob Brackett poses with his 2016 Volvo VNL 630 model. Brackett and his truck are featured in the latest installment of Volvo Trucks’ “Welcome to My Cab” series. be featured in future episodes. Visit Kn528 to view the “Welcome to My Cab” episode featuring Rob Brackett and his Volvo VNL model. Volvo Trucks launched the “Welcome to My Cab”

series in Europe in 2009, and it was introduced in North America in 2014. Previous videos feature Jon and Miriam Brown, owners of a custom-chassis Volvo VNL daycab; Tim Baumgartner, owner of a VNL named Freedom

Flyer; and Kenn and Beth Zelten with their VNL, Kermit. For more information, please visit www. or www. if you are using your mobile phone.


#100 September  

Western Trucking News, Issue 100, September 2016

#100 September  

Western Trucking News, Issue 100, September 2016