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November 2016 ISSUE 102

— Serving Manitoba to BC , Yukon & NWT —


irkland, Washington – This fall, a speciallydecaled Kenworth T680 will transport the 52nd U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree on a special crosscountry tour to the U.S. Capitol. The tour will visit 26 community celebrations during the 2,800-mile journey. After its arrival and set-up on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol, the tree will be illuminated during a special ceremony in early December that will be presided over by U.S. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan. The 80-foot Englemann Spruce will be cut on November 2 near McCall, and placed on a trailer designed for the tree. Following the tree-cutting and send-off at the Payette National Forest Headquarters in McCall, the Kenworth T680 equipped with a 76-inch sleeper, PACCAR MX-13 engine, Eaton Fuller Advantage™ 10-speed automated transmission and Kenworth TruckTech+ will haul the tree to a community event in downtown McCall. The T680’s distinctive decal design features the tree and the U.S. Capitol beneath the words “From Tree to Shining Tree.” Gary Amoth, owner of Gary Amoth Trucking, will be the primary driver of the special T680. Gary Amoth Trucking and its new Kenworth T680 with 76-inch sleeper was chosen as the hauler for this year’s TREE >> PAGE 16


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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Petro-Canada's New Duron Product Line.


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


Problèmes transfrontaliers & services d’obtempérance.


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


Trucking Industry employment related topics.


Locations Throughout Canada.

November 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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Quest Continues For Better Economy, Extended Life Cycles in Tires & Wheels BY MAREK KRASUSKI


educed rolling resistance continues to be the guiding principle in commercial tire purchases, especially for the long haul market, for its fuel efficiency and cost savings for carriers. A number of factors determine rolling resistance. Chief among them are compounds which, ideally, should generate as little heat as possible - a goal undertaken in a process known as hysteresis. Developments in rubber chemistry and the blending of various compounds in tire layers and sidewalls are extending casing life cycles. Other determinants influence reduced rolling resistance such as the cross linking in the compound, tread pattern, and to a lesser extent, the number of grooves. By extension, the longer the casing life, the more retreads are possible. Retread numbers, however, are determined by application. Off-road environments in mining and construction render tires more vulnerable by road hazards where running over a piece of iron, for example, can penetrate a sidewall and destroy the tire. To mitigate against such catastrophic failures curb ribs are sometimes installed on tires to deflect the onslaught of debris that might penetrate the sidewall. By contrast, tires for long haul applications can reach a higher number of retreads. Retreads are a significant cost saving to operators. According to the Retread Tire Association, tires that have worn treads still have about 80 percent of their material - and investment - still intact. Prematurely discarding worn tires is equivalent to throwing away two or three tires, the Association says, insisting that the widely held notion that retreads compromise quality and safety is a far outdated belief. Back in

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the day, quality retreads did perform poorly, but today’s retread process, with better casings and superior retreading capabilities, tell a different story. “Top quality retread dependability has been on par with comparable new tires for many years. In fact, today’s quality retreads often have a better safety record than comparable new tires,” says the Tire Retread Association, adding that, if they are good enough for all major commercial and military airlines who regularly use retreads, then they are good enough for trucking applications. Key to optimal tire performance, and reduced rolling resistance, is maintenance. Air carries and supports both vehicle and the load it’s carrying, so inflation pressure should be set to an ideal level. For example, “If a loaded tire is carrying 6,000 lbs. when run on the steer position, the recommended tire inflation is 110 PSI for the common 295/75R22.5 low profile tire size. Load inflation tables are readily available on all the tire companies’ websites, and these load-inflation tables state the designed tire pressure defined for given tire loads. However, you need to be careful when reading these charts since the recommended pressures vary depending on tires being run as singles or as duals,” says the Association. Experts recommend that tire inflation pressure should be checked on a weekly basis at least. Tires undergoing a high volume of activity on unpaved roads should be checked more frequently than tires on paved roads. While tire gauges are the best method of accurate checking, a visual inspection checking for anything unusual never hurts, nor does running a hand over the tire sidewall for any bulges or anomalies. To be sure, checking tire pressure on

an 18 wheeler does take some time - at least 15 minutes - but it’s a profitable investment considering the time and expense saved if a defective tire is not checked before departure and fails en route somewhere between home base and delivery destination. Contributing to reduced rolling resistance are wide based tires (Super Singles), first introduced to the market in 2000 by Michelin. In the years since their development they have been slow to capture market share, despite the fact they improve fuel economy by 3 to 5 percent depending on application. Super Singles represent only 5 percent of the market; this, in comparison to low resistance dual tires that make up 40 percent of the truck market. So why have Super Singles had such sluggish sales in spite of an approval rate of more than 68 percent, as reported by the North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE) and the Carbon War Room? One reason relates to security. If a single drive tire goes flat there may be nowhere in the vicinity to purchase a replacement. Even if a tire distributor is found, they may not carry a single wide tire and rim to match. And drivers are reluctant to part with the security that comes with dual drive tires. If a tire blows on a dual system, the driver will swing it to the inside, put the good tire on the outside and limp the rig home. However, there are companies that challenge the perception that dual tires are the safest alternative. Internet reports claim that the failure rate of single-wide tires in some companies is less than that of running duals. Indeed, the NACFE Report indicates that responses from fleets show a longer life cycle for wide base tires over duals. “The survey showed that in single drive-axle applications, wide-base tires ran to 192,857 (weighted aver-

age) miles, while LRR dual tires were pulled at 155,882 miles. On tandem drive axles, the wide-base tires went 218,750 miles before being removed, while the dual tires ran 212,500 miles. At trailer positions, the split was even closer, 169,828 for dual tires versus 166,667 for wide-base. Trailers are harder to compare tire-to-tire because maintenance practices vary so widely,” the Report said. Whether your preference is duals or wide based tires, consider the lineup of choices some major manufacturers have to offer in fuel economy. In the long haul application Michelin features the X Multi Energy Z and the X Line Energy Z. The X Multi Energy Z achieved a 15 percent reduction in rolling resistance compared to previous Michelin models. Enhanced mileage results from a dual compound tread and tread sculpture design and casing life is prolonged by curb guards that protect sidewalls from external assaults. This model is ideally suited for regional and emerging super regional applications. In line haul applications Michelin says its X Line Energy Z achieves 20 percent more mileage compared to leading competitor line haul steer tires, and 5 percent better rolling resistance than the Michelin XZA3+ Evertread tire. Leading Goodyear’s lineup of tires for the regional and long haul markets is the Fuel Max RSA. The product’s rib technology helps deliver lower rolling resistance, higher mileage and even tread wear in combined applications. Super tensile steel belts enhance toughness and promote stability. Other features include reinforced casing construction, robust shoulders that resist curb impact, new tread design for better traction, and an enhanced computer optimized footprint that

assists in delivering better mileage. Continental offers several fuel saving tires in various commercial applications. The Conti EcoPlus HS3 is an all-position tire for long haul use. New belt design improves wear and reduces tire deformation, and casing construction adds to improved durability and enhanced treadability, the company says. The HS3 series also includes the Conti Hybrid 19.5 for long haul and regional use. Better traction is achieved in this model thanks to siping technology that enhances water displacement and improves wet performance. The Conti EcoPlus HS3 295/60R225 long haul steer tire also promises better traction on wet roads, with maximum mileage thanks to better tread compounding, and fuel efficiency. The Conti Hybrid HS3 22.5 is a hybrid steer tire for over the road applications, promising most benefits as other models in the HS3 product line. Complimenting new tire designs are developments in wheel manufacturing. Considering that trucks are getting heavier, fleets and owner operators are exploring ways to offset weight increases through other means. One solution, particularly in the medium duty sector, is to opt for aluminum wheels over traditional steel products. Aluminum wheels are known to be lighter, stronger, and require less maintenance - no rust to remove and no repainting. Aluminum wheels also provide sufficient strength and can extend equipment life. Some manufacturers suggest that aluminum wheels provide environmental benefits since they are recyclable, and their lightweight design yields greater payload capacity. This year, Alcoa, a leading wheel builder, introduced four new wheels to the market; products which

the company says are lightweight and deliver excellent performance for the medium duty segment, the same benefits they provide for the heavy duty sector. These include the Sprinter 2500, the Ford Transit single and dual wheel, and the GM 2500/4500. Elsewhere, Maxion Wheels, another global wheel producer, is scheduled to introduce MaxSmart in 2017. MaxSmart combines steel wheels with sensor technology that communicates a broad range of tire and wheel communication to the driver and home office. The company describes its latest technology: “Maxion Wheels’ MaxSmart wheel uses the kinetic energy from the wheels’ motion to continuously power the sensors that are collecting and communicating wheel load, clamp force to the axle, and tire pressure and temperature. This information is uploaded to both the vehicle and cloud, providing vehicle safety intelligence to both driver and fleet.” Finally, a word about wheel separations. After a spate of accidents in Ontario in the mid 1990s, several causes were cited for defects which resulted in serious accidents. Among them were wheel fastener failures, wheel bearing defects, and wheel failures. Thanks to recommendations from the enquiry following these incidents, wheel separations have been substantially reduced. Today, people working on wheels must undertake a training program which includes proper torqueing procedures. Tire and wheel improvements may not have yet reached their optimal performance in quality, durability, and reduced rolling resistance, but substantial improvements have yielded significant advantages in extended life cycles, fuel economy, reduced rolling resistance, and safety.



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Interview With a Tire Expert


a r v e y B r o d s k y, Managing Director of the Retread Tire Association, has been at the forefront of the retreading industry for the last 40 years. Ontario Trucking News asked for his insights into the tire industry and for suggestions on how fleets and owner operators can benefit from the use of retreaded tires. Q: What should owner/ operators and fleets be looking for to assess tire quality? Tread depth, compounds, heat resistant materials, etc.? A: Those things are all important but the most important thing of all is the retreader who is going to be retreading your tires. You need to be certain that you are dealing with a top-quality retreader, and the best way to do that is to visit his plant, discuss his rejection rate, and be certain that you’re comfortable with the quality of the tire that he is retreading. Do not be hesitant to ask to see their adjustment rate (the rate of failure of their retreads). Don’t let anybody kid you; all retreaders have an adjustment rate. If he doesn’t want to show it to you, I would try another retreader. Also, if I were an owner/operator or a fleet manager, I would ask for the names of some of his customers. I would contact a few of them and ask, ‘how do you feel about the retreader?” Are you satisfied with the product that this retreader is delivering? As for tread depth, compounds, heat resistant materials, they are all equally important. Your retreader or your tire dealer is your best friend. They will be able to tell you the best tire for our use. Q: Is there a correlation between tire type

Harvey Brodsky, Managing Director of the Retread Tire Association

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and the freight being hauled? A: Most definitely! Obviously, if you are hauling feathers you don’t need as strong a tire as you do if hauling steel. Also, it depends on where you are driving. If you are off and on the road, then you need a particular tread design that will be suitable for use on the road and off, as opposed to a tire that’s going to be used on a straight shot, let’s say from California to New York and never getting off a major highway. So the correlation is, where are you hauling the freight and what is the freight that’s being hauled? Q: Are there any recent developments in tire technology that truckers should be aware of? A: Yes, and the most important development is low rolling resistance. You can learn more about it by going to any of the websites of the major new tire manufacturers, such as Bridgestone, Michelin, Goodyear, Continental, Sumitomo, Hankook. They all have websites and they all discuss tire technology. Again, be aware of your needs and what it is that you’ll be hauling. Q: What are the main issues in the tire industry today? A: In Canada, it would be the importation of certain low quality, low cost Chinese tires. Now this is not to say that all Chinese tires are low quality. There are some very good Chinese tires, but you need to be careful and know whom you are dealing with. Q: Are there any significant differences in tire quality and durability

among the major tire manufacturers? A: Absolutely not. They are all performing beautifully. It’s just a matter of personal preference. You may like tire A, and your fellow trucker may like tire B. The important thing is this – if you take care of your tires and you maintain a good tire maintenance program, keep air in your tires and check your tire pressure on a regular basis and not overload them or drive under-inflated. You can’t lose from winning. There really are no significant differences among the major tire manufacturers. Q: Any future trends in tire research and development? A: Not significantly outside of speculative research into different types of airless tires. There is of course ongoing research with all manufacturers, and possibly exploring the development of new raw materials from the growers and producers of raw rubber. These are of course environmental issues in keeping with sustainability. Q: Now to your specialty Harvey – retreads. Can most commercial tires be retreaded? If so, what determines the number of retreads a tire can endure? A: Emphatically yes! But how many times? This is situational. It depends on what the vehicle is carrying. Are the tires on and off the road? What is the maintenance history of the tire, etc. A good example is, if you have a perfectly maintained tire that is checked regularly, you may get three retreads, maybe even four. With the best new t i r e o r

retreaded tire in the world, if you don’t take care of it, you’re lucky if you get one retread out of it. Again, this is all dependent on how you’re using it. For example, you could be a trash hauler, picking up, turning and twisting and putting tremendous wear and tear on those tires but they’re not going long distances. Once you fill up the truck you have to go back to the yard and dump it. When you get into the yard you’re driving over nails, debris, all kinds of hazards and that tread is being damaged severely. But because you’re not putting a lot of miles on the tire, for the trash hauling industry it’s not uncommon to get as many as seven or eight retreads. Q: Further, roughly what percentages of carriers actually retread their tires? A: For fleets, whether it’s a small or large fleet, well over 90% will use

retreads, and that’s a fact. Owner/operators retread somewhat less than 90%, but that’s really only from a lack of knowledge about retreads. The more they know about the quality of retreads and what goes into a retreaded tire, the more likely it is that they will use retreads. Especially when they look at the cost savings associated with retreads. Q: What are the advantages of retreading? Any disadvantages? A: Advantages are significant cost savings, and they are very environmentally friendly. There are no disadvantages. In reality, using retreads can be a huge benefit across the board. As far as the economic and environmental benefits of retreads as compared to virgin tires are concerned, there’s no comparison. Retreads beat the pants off new tires in that regard. Unless you’re

in business for a hobby, you want to keep all the money on your side of the table that you possibly can. Q: Any other points of interest you feel the trucking industry should be aware of? A: Yes. The quality and the life cycle of retreaded tires are improving every day. They are getting better and better every year. As good as it is now, there’s better quality coming on the horizon and that is because there is a continual effort on behalf of the retreaders to improve their quality. So just like any other product they are continually trying to make a better quality result, and that’s it. For all yours readers we want to say, for more information, contact the Retread Tire Association at info@, or give us a call at 831.646.5269 and we’ll be happy to send you free information about retreads.


Increase your Profits with Discount Fuel Cards



rowing top line revenue  is, und o u b t e d l y, t h e number one focus for most business owners. But after all is said and done, an increase in the top line doesn’t always translate to an increase in profitability. However, a dollar saved from operating costs goes directly to the bottom line. It is money in the bank. When trucking companies search for cost savings they gain a competitive advantage  and immediately improve their profitability. Many of the ongoing operating costs of a trucking company qualify as items to be reviewed for cost reduction strategies. Of these, by far the most important is fuel costs. The average commercial truck can easily

burn through $70,000 or more in fuel per year. Any

paying by credit card, a typical tractor/trailer unit

are a valuable accounting tool due to the convenient

trucking companies of all sizes. The Accutrac Fuel

of your drivers and your company’s money man-

savings in this portion of your expenses has a significant positive impact to your bottom line. An industry survey showed that almost twothirds of owner-operators use credit cards for business expenses, including the purchase of fuel. Because of the convenience and accountability, many small to mid-size carriers also utilize credit cards for over the road expenses. Seldom is it realized that this convenience is at great expense, even if you pay off the balance at month end. Your driver sees what is posted in big numbers out front of the truck stop and may think that is today’s price per liter. He would be correct, but only if he’s paying cash. If you compare posted diesel fuel prices to the price you pay using a credit card, you’d see that you’re overpaying. In Canada the cost of diesel when paying by credit card is generally 1 cent per liter higher than posted cash price. The credit card price in the U.S. is even higher, an additional 5 cents and more per gallon. When

consuming 1,500 gallons per month can spend over $90.00 extra just for the privilege of using a credit card. That’s $1,080 per year more. Further, your company is in danger of paying hefty interest payments unless you have the discipline to pay the monthly balance off before interest accrues. Otherwise you run the risk of digging yourself into a deep and costly hole. A much better payment option for carriers is to use a Fuel Discount Card. A Fuel Discount Card is a specific type of fleet card, used as a payment card at truck stops. As its name suggests, it provides  significant discount pricing on the cost of fuel. A Fuel Discount Card performs similar to a debit card and does not incur the over costs associated with credit cards. Rather than costing more money for fuel, truck companies that use a Fuel Discount Card will benefit from an additional rebate off the posted cash price. That equals huge savings at the end of each month. In addition to cost savings, Fuel Discount Cards

and comprehensive reporting that they offer. Use of the cards enable truck companies to receive real time reports, prepare fuel tax reporting and set purchase controls to help them stay informed of all business related expenses. Be careful when choosing the right Fuel Discount program for your trucking company. Only a few suppliers carry all the benefits of a quality Fuel Discount Card. Look for the supplier that provides significant discounts at major truck stops across North America, credit terms and easy qualification. Accutrac Capital offers the ideal fleet card solution to

Discount Card is simple to manage, provides the ability to control driver expenses and is safe and secure to use. Another huge benefit that separates Accutrac’s Discount Fuel Card  from most other cards is the ability to withdraw cash advances. You and your drivers can easily access ready cash from convenient locations across North America. Now your driver pool has the ability to safely manage cash while on the road while your company’s accounting department tracks, monitors and controls each withdrawal. The spending habits

agement will largely determine the success of your trucking company. A credit card may at times serve as a lifeline, but often becomes a financial drain, depending on how it is used. Use of a Discount Fuel Card will return huge savings on the cost of fuel, provide easy accountability and allow for cash advances to accommodate for extra over the road expenses. For more information about Fuel Discount Cards, Invoice Factoring and cost saving services for the trucking industry, visit us at or call 855.838.7575.


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Management Tips for Extended Tire Life



ires represent a large portion of your fleet maintenance cost each year. They are your vehicle’s only point of contact with the road. Inspecting your tires regularly for wear and damage, along with a regularly scheduled tire maintenance strategy, can help extend the life of your tires and ensure your safety. TIRE PRESSURE Incorrect tire pressure

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will affect a vehicle’s handling and braking, especially when roads are wet or icy. Incorrect tire pressure will cause your tires to wear unevenly, reducing the lifespan of your tires. Under-inflated tires run hotter and can result in a sudden tire failure. Under-inflated tires also have a greater resistance; your engine works harder, resulting in poor fuel mileage. As a rule of thumb, a tire that is 20% under inflated will last 20% less. When checking tire pressure, use a high-quality pressure gauge and check its accuracy with a tire professional. The pressure gauge provided in gas stations is often not accurate. Check your vehicle owner’s manual, or the sticker on the driver’s side door or the gas tank door for the correct tire pressure for your vehicle. Do not use

the pressure on your tire’s sidewall. DRIVING SPEED At higher speed, tires have an increased chance of being damaged by road hazards. Plus, when tires do fail at high speeds, they tend to explode, causing a complete loss of vehicle control. TREAD DEPTH Your vehicle’s tires must have a safe amount of tread remaining in order to grip the road, and to expel snow, ice, and water. Tire tread depth should be checked regularly in several places around the tire. A quick test, if you do not have a tread gauge, insert a toonie between the tread. If the tread reaches only as far as CANADA, your tires need to be replaced. ROTATION Tires that are installed in the front and back will wear differently. The same holds true between

inner and outer tires in the case of tractors, trailers, and heavy equipment. Rotating your tires will help ensure more e v e n t i r e w e a r. Ti r e s should be rotated based on your vehicle manufacturer’s recommendation or every 10,000 to 15,000 KM, or when inspection reveals irregular wear. And don’t forget to retorque your wheels. ALIGNMENT Potholes and other roadside hazards can throw off the alignment of your vehicle causing your tires to wear unevenly. Alignment is simply the adjustment of the suspension to ensure the tires are pointed in the same direction. If the alignment is off, your vehicle may pull to one side, the steering wheel not to return easily after a turn, or the steering wheel may be turned on an angle while driving a straight line.

BALANCING When tires are mounted on wheel rims, one area of the tire and rim is almost always heavier or lighter than the rest. Properly balancing your tires will minimize vibration and stress on your vehicle and avoid tire bounce and wobble. Tires should be balanced when installing new tires, when rotating tires, or if the balance weight has been removed. STORAGE It is important that tires are properly cleaned and stored when not installed on your vehicle. Before removing tires, note the tire position of each. This will help ensure proper tire rotation when the tires are reinstalled. If tires are to be left on a parked vehicle for an extended period of time, check the tire pressure monthly or jack it up and remove the weight from the tires.

TIRE MANAGEMENT STRATEGY A tire management strategy does not have to be complicated so long as it factors in all tire maintenance procedures. However, using a fleet maintenance spreadsheet can be difficult unless you are disciplined in maintaining it. The use of tire management so f tw ar e th at is bu ilt into your fleet maintenance software can help. There are lots of fleet maintenance software options available on the market, including Cloudbased systems that tend to be more affordable and easier to use than t r a d i t i o n a l Wi n d o w s based software. Robert MacKay is President of Fleet Harmony Inc; Canada’s Cloud Fleet Management Software and can be contacted at robertm@fleetharmony. com.



Four-Lane Traffic Reopens on Highway 1 East of Regina


our drive home east of Regina will be smoother as the repaving of Highway 1 between Pilot Butte access and Balgonie is complete. Four-lane traffic was reopened on the morning of Friday, October 21, following more than four months of major construction. “We understand that people living in the Regina area have likely been delayed by Regina Bypass construction over the last

number of months,” Highways and Infrastructure Minister David Marit said. “We would like to thank everyone for their patience and understanding. Work remains on time and on budget and about one year from now, new overpasses at Balgonie and White City will be open to traffic, providing a long-term improvement to safety issues on Highway 1 East.” With the full opening of the highway, temporary traffic signals will remain

at the intersection of Highway 1 and Highway 48 due to site line concerns and ongoing construction on the White City overpass. Regina Bypass Design Builders (RBDB) will be increasing the speed on most areas of Highway 1 East to 80 km/hr, while 60km/hr zones will remain in effect at the overpass sites at White City and Balgonie. Other ongoing work along the corridor will require reductions to one lane and 60

km/hr, as needed. RBDB will continually monitor traffic flow throughout the winter. “We have reached our planned milestone for the year on the rehabilitation works on Highway 1,” RBDB Project Director Alisdair Dickinson said. “The significant co-operation, understanding and support we received from our stakeholders and the community were key to our construction success this year.”

Other traffic changes in the area east of Regina include: Opening of the new north service road between the Pilot Butte access and Gravel Pit Road; opening of the new south service road between the Pilot Butte access and Gravel Pit Road; detour of traffic from the Pilot Butte access to Gravel Pit Road and permanent closure of the intersection of the Pilot Butte access and Highway 1.

Major construction work will take place on the remaining six kilometres of the eastbound and westbound lanes from east of the Pilot Butte access to Tower Road next year. The construction of the Regina Bypass includes 12 overpasses; 40 kilometres of new four-lane highway; 20 kilometres of resurfaced four-lane highway; 55 kilometres of new service roads and Twinning of approximately five kilometres of Highway 6.



Phase One of Highway 7 Twinning Opens to Traffic


n October 13, nine kilometres of newly twinned highway between Saskatoon and Vanscoy opened to traffic. This phase is the first of three in a major project to twin approximately 25 kilometres of Highway 7 between Saskatoon and Delisle. The Government of Canada will fund half the eligible costs to a maximum of $32 million. “The Government of Canada recognizes that smart investments in transportation infrastructure support local, national and international trade, and create good, well-paying jobs that help the middle class grow

and prosper,” said Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, on behalf of Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities. “We are proud to invest in improvements to one of Saskatchewan’s major interprovincial trade corridors, which will ensure the safety of travelers and contribute to the economic growth in this region.” Highway 7 is a key trade route for the province and connects communities such as Kindersley, Rosetown, Delisle and Saskatoon, as well as Calgary and the ports on the west coast. Over the last 10

years, traffic volumes have increased by about 50 per cent, from 5,000 vehicles per day to about 9,100 per day. “Highway 7 is a busy corridor for commuters and shippers,” Government House Leader and Saskatoon Silverspring-Sutherland MLA Paul Merriman said on behalf of Highways and Infrastructure Minister David Marit. “This twinning project and the new passing lanes completed on Highway 7 between Delisle and Rosetown last year will help enhance safety and improve the flow of traffic.” Pre-construction work continues on the next

phases of the project. This includes design, environmental assessment and land acquisition. As the new lanes are opened, please be cautious, alert and aware of signs directing traffic. Construction

on the eastbound lanes will be required in order to improve some of the intersections, which will require eastbound traffic to be temporarily reduced to single-lane traffic. Please slow to 60 km/h in the

work zone. The Government of Saskatchewan has invested $6.3 billion in transportation infrastructure since 2008, improving more than 11,000 kilometres of provincial roads.



Construction Continuing Despite Early Snowfall


espite snow recently hitting Saskatchewan, motorists are reminded to watch for construction zones, as bridge, culvert and some grading projects can continue in colder temperatures. “People travelling in colder weather are reminded to continue to watch for road work zones,î Highways and

Infrastructure Minister David Marit said. ìPlease obey all construction signs so crews working in freezing temperatures get home safely.” Various bridge projects across the province with impacts to people include Highway 3 near Carrot River, Highway 4 south of Meadow Lake, Highway 18 near Ferland, along with three bridges on High-

way 165 near La Ronge. Bridge work that can occur throughout the winter includes pile driving, welding, and installation of prefabricated components. Culvert work includes Highway 34 near the Canada-United States Border, Highway 34 near Big Beaver, Highway 35 near Aylsham, and Highway 123 north of Carrot River. Grading work includes

Highways 44 and 21 near Glidden, Highway 27 near the Highway 41 junction near Aberdeen, and Highways 44 and 21 near Glidden. The Highway Hotline at highwayhotline provides details about construction, road conditions, closures, the status of ferries and barges, along with other activities. The provincial

road information service is also available by calling 306.787.7623 in Regina, 306.933.8333 in Saskatoon and toll-free across Canada at 888.335.7623. Follow the Hotline on Twitter @SKGovHwyHotline for information about closures, travel not recommended alerts, and the opening and closing of ferries. Additional highway information can be found

on Facebook Construction season photos are available at The Government of Saskatchewan has invested $6.3 billion in transportation infrastructure since 2008, improving more than 11,000 kilometres of provincial roads.


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Smoother Conditions & Realignment Complete for Douglas Lake Road


he realignment and paving of Douglas Lake Road, approximately 40 kilometres east of Merritt, is complete and is providing safer driving conditions for locals, travellers and businesses along this route. “This was an important infrastructure project for the Upper Nicola Indian Band and other users like the Douglas Lake Cattle Company,” said Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Todd Stone.

“Straightening out and paving this four-kilometre section has made travelling Douglas Lake Road much safer. It is important that our ministry focuses on improving access to First Nations lands so they can better support economic development in their communities.” “This 4.2-kilometre section that runs through the Upper Nicola Indian Band Reserve is now realigned and resurfaced providing better sightlines for drivers and safer condi-

tions with the inclusion of paved shoulders,” said Fraser-Nicola MLA Jackie Tegart. “These improvements will be welcome for business and cattle operations in the area, as well as community members travelling along Douglas Lake Road.” Peterson Contracting Ltd. out of Williams Lake completed this $4.8-million project. As part of B.C. on the Move, the province’s 10year transportation plan, the government has in-

creased investment to improve over 500 kilometres of side roads every year, including hard surfacing,

gravelling base construction, dust control, shoulder widening and other safety improvements.

Learn More: B.C. on the Move is available online at:



New, Wider Bridge on Highway 28 Now Open to Traffic


onstruction has finished on a bridge replacement project over Saunders Creek on Highway 28, providing a wider, more dependable crossing with better access for drivers and cyclists for years to come. “The Saunders Creek Bridge needed replacing to ensure the reliability of the Gold River Highway

and to improve safety along this vital transportation corridor used by recreational visitors, industry traffic, and North Island communities,” said Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Todd Stone. “This $6.5-million project is an excellent example of the commitment we made in our B.C. on the Move plan to provide a 50% increase in invest-

ment over previous years towards bridge repairs and replacements.” Located approximately five kilometres east of Gold River, the original timber bridge was built in 1967. Now, close to five decades later, the bridge had become too narrow and was nearing the end of its service life. The new, modern two-lane bridge is wider and provides addi-

tional shoulder space for cyclists. The crossing was also repositioned to provide a straighter alignment with better sight lines for drivers. CMF Construction Ltd. of Nanaimo began work in August 2015 and finished in mid-October 2016. East of the Saunders Creek Bridge, the $3.3-million project to resurface portions of Highway 28

near Buttle Narrows has also just been completed

by Wacor Holdings Ltd. of Campbell River.



Sunshine Coast Residents to Have Their Say in Fixed Link Study


e g i n n i n g Tu e s day, October 18, 2016, the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure will be seeking input from Sunshine Coast residents and other interested individuals and organizations on the potential of a highway link between the Sunshine Coast and Lower Mainland, as part of its Sunshine Coast Fixed Link Feasibility Study.

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“Public input is an important consideration as we study the feasibility of a fixed link to the Sunshine Coast,” said Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Todd Stone. “I invite Sunshine Coast residents in particular to look at the discussion materials online and provide feedback, or attend one of our public open houses to learn more.” “I know many Sunshine Coast and Sea to Sky resi-

dents have been eager to provide input,” said West Vancouver-Sea to Sky MLA Jordan Sturdy. “We received significant feedback from local governments and First Nations in meetings over the summer and I’m extremely interested in what residents have to say about the practicality of a potential future connection between the Sunshine Coast and Lower Mainland.” The online feedback

form will be available from October 18 to November 8, 2016. In addition, open houses will be held in Gibsons, Powell River, Sechelt, Squamish and West Vancouver between October 18 and October 27, 2016. Ministry representatives and study team members will be present to answer questions and provide more detail on the feasibility study. A number of potential connections between

the Sunshine Coast and Lower Mainland are being explored. Concepts range from a highway link around Jervis Inlet to direct bridge connections along the coast. The costs and benefits of each potential connection will be assessed and will be compared with existing ferry services. R.F. Binnie and Associates, a Vancouver-based civil engineering firm with expertise in consultation

processes, is gathering and updating technical information on the options. Public and stakeholder input will also be considered by the ministry as it assesses the practicality of a potential connection between the Sunshine Coast and Lower Mainland. R.F. Binnie’s final report to government on the Sunshine Coast Fixed Link Feasibility Study is expected in late 2016.


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Oliver Rubber Facility Celebrates 50th Anniversary


reenville, South Carolina – Celebrati ng a hal f century of excellence in manufacturing at the Asheboro, North Carolina facility, Oliver Rubber, Inc. (“Oliver”) – a leading provider of products and services in the tire-retreading industry – marked the milestone by inviting employees and their families, community leaders and

special guests to the plant for a day of music, food, fun and camaraderie. Ralph Dimenna, Chief Operating Officer for Michelin Americas Truck Tires said, “…we want to celebrate the people behind these products. We are proud that Oliver’s Asheboro team is part of the Michelin family.” Originally built in 1965 by the Harrelson Rubber

Company, the Asheboro facility formally opened in 1966. From its inception, the facility was known for producing quality retread products. Harrelson Rubber was purchased in 1982 by Oliver to manufacture its products.  After a $2.5 million modernization upgrade, the plant could produce twice the amount of retread rubber. The machinery and equipment

for applying pre-cure retreads to truck tires is made by Asheboro’s sister facility in Salisbury, North Carolina. Oliver’s innovations have included precure technology patents in the 1960s and stateof-the-art presses in the 1970s. Since 1990, Oliver has been awarded more than 20 patents for its development of pre-cure retreading equipment,

compounds and tread




Sign Up for Classes at Minimizer U


looming Prairie, Minnesota - Minimizer, known for its innovative products and practices, is trying something new to ensure all of its distributors are properly trained when it comes to Tested & Tortured material. Minimizer U is a brandnew online training pro-

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gram designed to keep distributors up-to-date on products as well as new product lines. Any distributor employee who has received inperson training from a Minimizer Territory Manager will be enrolled in classes at Minimizer U. Those that haven’t received in-person training

may request it. After their in-person training is complete, their name will be added to the program. “As I used to tell my father, nobody wakes up with Minimizer in their heads,” CEO and Chief Visionary Craig Kruckeberg said. “We have to make sure we stay in front of everyone. This online training course

is a great way to engage our distributors on a regular basis.” Those that have received in-person training will be sent monthly e-mails and videos designed to further their education on Minimizer products. Once that person has read the e-mail and watched the video, they will take a short quiz.

Those that complete the quiz will be rewarded with a $5 gift card, plus their name will be entered into a monthly drawing for a 55-inch flat screen TV, as well as an annual drawing for a trip for two to Las Vegas. The ‘student’ will receive one entry for each drawing every time they complete a monthly quiz.

“We have a fantastic relationship with our distributors, and Minimizer U will only strengthen that relationship,” Kruckeberg said. For more information or to contact a Minimizer distributor, call us at 800.248.3855 or visit our website or email us at


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Is Your Paperwork Prepared? Sure Hope So



aving a career in the insurance industry is intriguing and can satisfy an endless thirst for a whole calico of learning opportunities, especially in claims. Claims can be simple or extremely complex. Once litigation is triggered the landscape of the claim changes and the documentation demands catapult into the limelight. A lawsuit is triggered by a plaintiff(s) who is the individual(s) bringing claim against a defendant (can be one or multiple

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parties). The plaintiff must show an element of loss and the onus is upon the defendant to provide substantial evidence of their innocence or alternatively that fault does not rest with the defendant. It is imperative that the defendant preserve all documentation once a claim occurs. There is a statute of limitation that dictates how long a plaintiff has before filing a claim against another party. The time limitation varies both north and south of the border. Knowing this time span could be a year, two years or more, the time to preserve information should be triggered at the time of the loss. Maintenance and inspections files should also be preserved as well as any recordable data from satellites, video surveillance, dashcams and ECMs. Copies of cell phone activity could also be kept

to thwart the theory of distracted driving accusations. After the six month time span that is required in case of an audit, logs prior to and leading up to incident should be preserved in a claim file. These documents are the only evidence of the activity of the driver before and at the time of the accident. It is hard to prove three or four years down the road if the documentation has been eliminated. Logs are the voice and foundation of driver activity. There can never be enough detail at the time of hiring. It is important to research the driver, their history and qualifications. A blank section should not exist in any driver’s file. If a section does not apply then record – not applicable (N/A) or stroke the section out. Any updated education, annual reviews and road tests should also

be kept in the drivers files – all part of building the character of the employee and testaments of their professionalism and ability. Any documentation relative to bill of lading, toll, hotel, and diesel receipts should also be preserved in the files to provide supporting evidence of the activity and credibility of the load and transport of such. The actions of the com-

pany, policy and procedures and processes will come under harsh scrutiny in a difficult or complex claim. Be fluent with company policy and procedures long before a loss occurs. It is equally important to be cognizant of the statutory conditions that apply to the insurance policies in force. The language of the insurance contract speaks to the responsibility

and cooperation required of the Insured as well as the responsibilities of the Insurer. Linda Colgan has been an Insurance Broker in the transportation industry since 1986 and is Senior Account Executive with Bryson & Associates Insurance Brokers Ltd. To contact Linda call at 416.809.3103 or feel free to email Linda at


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Kenworth T680 to Deliver 52nd U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree TREE FROM PAGE 1 >>

tree at the recommendation of local Kenworth dealer – Kenworth Sales Co. and based on Amoth’s reputation in the trucking industry in Idaho, according to Bruce Ward, President of Choose Outdoors. Amoth, who started his trucking company hauling agricultural commodities with one truck in 1983, expanded the business into a Twin Falls, Idahobased full-service carrier with a fleet of more than 100 trucks hauling overseas containers for the drayage market, as well as flatbed and container freight. Choose Outdoors is a non-profit organization that assists the U.S. Forest Service with coordinating the annual tour. The T680 tour truck will be accompanied by the

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Great Big Idaho Potato Truck, a Kenworth T680 hauling a 6-ton, 28-foot long replica of an Idaho russet potato. The Great Big Potato Truck was created in 2012 by the Idaho Potato Commission ( the-truck). The hollow potato will carry some of the 8,000 ornaments Idaho school children and other residents crafted to adorn the tree and 70 other Christmas trees from the Payette National Forest. “It is an honour for Kenworth to participate in this event delivering the ‘The People’s Tree’ for the third year in a row,” said Kurt Swihart, Kenworth Marketing Director. “We’re especially proud that two Kenworth T680’s will play key roles in completing this important tour, which

offers Americans the opportunity to see this national symbol of celebration. Both trucks provide tour drivers comfortable work environments and their colorful and attract-

ual reminder of the origin of this year’s U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree.” The Capitol Christmas Tree Tour will make several stops in Idaho before continuing on through

Virginia. It arrives November 27 at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland, where it will be uncrated and prepared for its final trip into Washington, D.C., the next day.

schedule, visit the 2016 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree website (, which is administrated and updated by Choose Outdoors. The public can

ive graphics offer visitors at each stop a strong vis-

Utah, Colorado, Missouri, Kentucky, Tennessee, and

For more information, including a complete tour

track the truck’s progress at


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What’s Up For 2017



t seems like yesterday that I was reading about the new or improved technologies that would have an effect on the trucking industry. ‘Yesterday’ was around the end of the 80’s when exhaust filtration dominated the news as we looked for ways to reduce pollution. Catalytic converters, particulate filters and improvements to the fuel injection system were considered just as important as the vehicle and trailer component weight. Also on the horizon were super

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singles and heavy duty air disc brakes designed to reduce stopping distances and vehicle weight. LED lights were a faint glow in the future and the electronic warehouse, destined to become a manufacturing game changer, was beginning to see the light. WHEELS & BRAKES Today, super singles and air disc brake usage is still a debate. The issue of safety – the lack of a backup wheel in the event of a flat – seems to be one of the main reasons not to use super singles even though the weight savings means more freight. After all, we do run with single wheels on the steer axle. Fuel consumption is lower and stopping distances, when combined with air disc brakes, are considerably shorter. And, air disc brake life is 50% to 100% longer that drum brakes. Press releases and fleet reports indicate that the

use of air disc brakes is in growth mode. Today truck OEM’s offer air disc brakes as an option and, as truck manufacturers move to in-house drive line integration, it’s conceivable that air disc brakes will become the standard. To compete with the evergrowing use of air disc brakes drum manufacturers are reducing the weight of drums and increasing the surface area of the brake shoe. Initial cost of air disc brakes is higher than drum brakes but as usage grows, as is always the case, acquisition cost will drop. It’s currently more expensive to equip a truck or trailer with air disc brakes, but as market share increases – currently around 20% – initial costs will no doubt come down. Lower life-cycle cost already favors air disc brakes. FUEL Power options being

talked about run from low sulphur diesel, bio-diesel, propane and natural gas to one of the more promising of the ‘alternate’ fuels, dimethyl ether. DME can be made from a variety of methane-containing products including biogas, natural gas and organic food waste. Garbage can be converted into fuel. Having a central municipal fueling station at the municipal dump seems like a solution to two problems. Who knows, maybe one could exchange garbage for a fuel ticket for fuel produced at the land fill. The landfill at Clarendon in southern Ontario currently processes the garbage from the Greater Toronto Area, turning it into energy used to provide electricity back to the municipality. Natural gas use is being promoted by the province of Ontario with the expenditure of up to $100 million to help natural gas suppliers create more fueling stations to encourage more trucks to use NG instead of diesel or gasoline. Electric truck use is also in the news. Quebec’s Economic Development Minister, Dominique Anglade recently announced that the Province’s Green Fund will allocate $8.6 million to support five Quebec companies working on

The Nikola 1 zero emission, Class 8 Tractor. A ‘gamechanger’ named after Nikola Tesla, electrifying heavy vehicles. Another ‘game-changer’ could be the Nikola 1 zero emission Class 8 Tractor. Named after Nikola Tesla, this 2000 horsepower unit uses a fuel cell over electric drive and, according to the Nikola Motor Company, costs half as much as diesel to operate, visit TELEMATICS Ideal for whether you just want to keep track of fleet assets or create a picture of how your equipment is being operated, – speed, idling time, shift patterns and braking – or connect each vehicle with a maintenance center that can anticipate wear, and need to repair, in support of a planned maintenance program. Then set up an appointment at a dealership where the necessary parts will be waiting when the truck arrives. For more detailed coverage of what Telematics can do for you,

download ‘What is Telematics’ at ELECTRONIC WAREHOUSING Between 1980 and today the parts ‘printing’ industry has evolved into many companies using 3D printing technologies to create three dimensional parts from plastics, stainless steel, aluminum – and the list goes on. Engine parts, drive-line and body parts can be created on-demand in small quantities – even ‘one-of’ – and shipped direct to the vehicle repair facility in 2-4 days. More on 3D-Printing and the Electronic Warehouse in this issue. 2017 is shaping up to be a year of changes. Woodward Publishing Group will track and report these changes and provide our readers with the information needed to make decisions that improve operations.



Who Do You Trust?



ecently I was traveling along an interstate within a construction area and realized I was merely inches from the driver pulling a set of doubles next to me. As I watched those huge tires alongside my convertible, I recalled an elementary school class about trust. Our teacher asked us to define the word trust and how it related to our own young lives. She pointed to the chairs we were sitting on and asked us if the act of sitting involved trust. In other words, did we trust the legs of the chair to hold us up? Did we trust the chair to give us the accommodations we expected? Until that point, I hadn’t thought about trust in that way, but as I slowed through the construction zone with a combination tractor-trailer next to me, it became clearer. I looked at that rig and realized I had placed my trust (and my life) in the driver, the carrier, and the equipment. One dictionary’s definition of trust, as a verb, was “believe in the reliability, truth, ability, or strength of.” This was exactly the thought I had as I shared the (narrow) roadway with a commercial truck and driver. I had to trust that driver to be well rested and physically fit to drive the tractor-trailer. Since I am well aware of

the regulations affecting the industry, I knew the driver had to hold a current commercial driver’s license and had to have a current DOT medical certificate. I also knew the operator was subject to random drug and alcohol checks through the carrier. My thoughts turned to training and the proper amount of education and instruction the driver had completed to understand highway rules, as well as those regulations pertaining to the trucking industry, like parking restrictions, weigh stations, and idling laws. In reality, I felt confident the person operating the combination tractor-trailer only inches away from my vehicle was qualified and skilled in the role. I also trusted the driver to refrain from texting while driving and not to be using a handheld mobile phone on the road. Although we’ve all heard horror stories of drivers who watch videos or other instances of distracted driving, I felt confident the person next to me was focused on driving. I also needed to be assured he or she was in compliance with the hours of service and the logbooks were up-to-date, factual, and in compliance. I didn’t notice if there was a sticker indicating the driver was using e-logs, but I felt assured there were no violations because I trusted the driver and the carrier. Remember, trust means to believe in the reliability, truth, ability, or strength of something. As I noticed the name on the truck and trailers, I felt confident the carrier had ensured the safety of the vehicle. I trusted the company to make sure the tires

were safe and the equipment was checked and rechecked for any defects or adjustments. I trusted the brakes to be operable and the lights to be working and compliant. Even the manufacturer of the tractor and the trailer had to be trusted to design and build equipment that would allow me to travel on a very narrow lane in a

construction zone in a low convertible and feel safe. Truly, sitting in a car next to a combination vehicle while moving through a close passageway could be intimidating for anyone, but I felt a level of trust most drivers might not experience. Since I work in the trucking industry, I have a realistic view of the skills and

expertise drivers need to share the road with four wheelers (including convertibles!). I actually feel safer alongside a professional driver than I do with automobiles since I don’t have the trust in knowing the person behind the wheel is rested, focused, and qualified to drive. The next time you are on the road, consider your

level of trust for the truck and driver alongside your car. Compare the safety data of the trucking industry to those outside and then look at the qualifications needed to operate a commercial vehicle on the road. Who do you trust? Ellen Voie can be reached at


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Uber Storms Headed Our Way



hen I first heard that Uber was making a pitch to dive into the trucking industry I was completely shocked. Vehicle for hire, they call it. We have all by now heard of this sizable app-based company that has stormed the taxi industry. They are a US company centralized in San Francisco, California. They have spread like chicken pox all over North America. They utilize smartphone technology to receive ride requests and send messages to drivers, who can be anyone in the world basically with a driver’s license, even some that don’t have one! There have been absolute horror stories across the USA, Canada, France, Spain, UK, India, Singapore, Philippines, South Africa and Australia, of people being victimized by these unknown drivers of Uber and Lyft. Imagine the damage that this type of application could do to our safe and secure trucking industry. I understand that everyone wants “quick and easy,” “just in time,” “hurry up”, “needed it yesterday.” But hold on! We need to remember that in the trucking industry it is the safety and security of the truck drivers, the tractors and trailers, the shippers, and of course all of us people out on the roads every day that count most. This just makes my blood boil when I think of the dangers that this App truck ordering has the potential of causing.

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How can you possibly order a safe and secured shipment pickup and delivery from an App! Are we forgetting all of the huge safety concerns here? How can a company maintain 100% control over a shipment utilizing an App? What about the Safety inspections and Conformance and Compliance standards? I don’t honestly think that this is the correct industry for a company like Uber or Lyft. Monetarily speaking, I’m sure these app-based companies are looking at the money to be made in this annual $700 billion dollar trucking industry. Trucks are a significant necessity for carrying large amount of goods all over North America and the World. Unlike a passenger vehicle weighing in at a mere 4,000 lbs., a tractor trailer truck is a very large piece of equipment with the tractors weighing in at approximately 20,000 lbs. and a loaded trailer weighing in at 80,000 lbs. and with 18 giant tires at 200 lbs. each; which have been known to fly off numerous times of the trucks and hit passenger vehicles killing the drivers and/or passengers. This is not something to be taken lightly. Now let’s take a look at the drivers. A transport truck driver is required to have a class G plus AZ CDL allowing him/her to drive vehicles weighing 26,001 lbs. or greater including combination with trailer weighing more than 10,000 lbs. The driver also needs a clean driving record, be over the age of 18, pass an MTO medical test, criminal record check, be fully trained by an authorized agency, and pass written and road tests. To carry hazardous materials they require warning placards and FAST cards (complete criminal record check on both sides of the borders). Are you aware that there is actually an AZ License Mill? Yes, you can order an AZ License, it costs a whole lot less and

you don’t have to take any driver education courses. That’s scary in and of itself. The A is the tractor-trailer operator authority, the Z being the air brake endorsement. Are we going to be 100% assured that every single truck shipment order, taken over this Uber App, will provide all of the mandatory restrictions per driver as well as tractor and trailer? This lack of control on massive vehicles that are on the same roads as our small cars driving our families should have industry and government officials very concerned about our safety and security. Being a trainer and educator in the trucking industry, I have huge concerns. The anti-terrorism and antismuggling programs will never agree to sign on with an Uber or Lyft or any appbased shipping company. It’s impossible in the cross border trucking industry and I question the domestic levels as well. From the inspections to the drivers, red flags are being raised throughout the trucking industry. For example, as part of the safety, compliance and conformance programs, every driver must complete not only daily safety inspections on the tractors and trailers but also a 17 point thorough

security inspection. How does Uber plan on proving that this has been done on every truck upon dispatching a shipment off of an App that sends this truck to a location within 3 minutes? Improbable! Uber has stated that they can accept and fulfill a shipment within 3 minutes, this poses the obvious question: who is coming? Is this a legitimate company? Are they in conformance? Is the driver in conformance? In a C-TPAT, FAST, PIP and CSA environment, shippers and carriers must be part of the programs. Companies and Drivers must be 100% compliant with all of the policies, procedures, business partner security, conveyance inspections, driver requirements such as FAST cards, CDRP cards, truck 17 point inspections, high security seals affixed to the trailer and/or containers, etc. Picking up a passenger for a ride to a baseball game or a safe ride home after being out with friends is a far cry from a shipment of goods being transported from one city to across the country and even across the borders. Uber is involved in at least 173 lawsuits. There have been protests staged in Canada, USA, Germany, Spain, France, and the

United Kingdom, among other nations, and dangerous incidents involving passengers have been documented all over the world. In France, top executives were arrested. In Spain, Uber was banned. In India it was also banned in two major cities. Disputes with governments over unfair commercial practices, consumer protection employment laws, tax laws and insurance are all common. Safety and Security will be the next huge issue when this App-shipping environment moves into the trucking industry. In the US alone, 385,000 current and former Uber drivers filed another lawsuit against the company for compensation, with them having paid over $100 million in settlements for independent contractor misclassifications. They were also hit with a $7.3 million fine for failing to provide information on how many requests it receives for accessible vehicles. In Alberta, both Calgary and Edmonton, the company was operating illegally. In Calgary there were at least 17 drivers charged or illegally driving for Uber, they were operating without mandated insurance, which doesn’t exist in Alberta. On January

27, 2016, Edmonton legalized the ride-sharing app opening the windows for other cities and provinces to join. On March 1, 2016, Uber was forced to cease operations in Edmonton for failure to produce the required insurance; they continue to operate outside of Edmonton despite the lack of necessary insurance or proper licensing of their drivers. The list just continues to pile up on legal actions against the company. When I take the perspective from the sides of the Canada Border Services Agency, Partners In Protection and the US CBP C-TPAT Department of Homeland Security, I can see many security issues both domestically and cross border. 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 terrorism and smuggling, as well as 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 www.crossborderservices. ca or email dawntruell@




Petro-Canada's New Duron Product Line to Meet API CK-4 & FA-4 Specifications


etro-Canada Lubricants, a Suncor business, has revealed its API CK-4 and FA-4 product line, DURON™ next generation, which will be available to the market on December 1, 2016. DURON™ next generation is Petro-Canada Lubricants’ most durable, high performance line of heavy duty diesel engine oils. Designed to surpass the demands of API CK-4 and FA-4 (formerly known as PC-11A and PC-11B) the product line will be available in four performance tiers:

- DURON HP (High Performance) - DURON SHP (Super High Performance) - DURON UHP (Ultra High Performance) - DURON Advanced (API FA-4) DURON Advanced will stand as Petro-Canada

Lubricants’ fully API FA-4 approved product and is specifically designed to maximize fuel economy without sacrificing any engine protection. Formulated using leading-edge lubricant technology to combine the best additives with the

purest base oils, DURON™ next generation has been engineered to meet and exceed the advanced OEM engine performance requirements for ultimate protection and fuel efficiency. “We had a clear vision to create the world’s tough-

est heavy duty diesel engine oils and with DURON™ next generation we have delivered on that ambition,” commented Howard McIntyre, Vice President, Lubricants, Suncor. “The product line has been built on our world class technology

and with an approach that doesn’t compromise durability, strength and efficiency.” On December 1st 2016, Petro-Canada Lubricants will lead the industry towards the right solution to consistently deliver durability, improved fuel economy and extended drain intervals. In the hottest of engines and coldest climates, the DURON™ next generation product line will deliver outstanding engine protection. For more information please visit: www.



Tweel Airless Radial Tires Expands its Line


ichelin Tweel Technologies, manufacturer of the  awardwinning MICHELIN ®   X ®   TWEEL ®   airless radial tire, is pleased to announce it will expand the reach of its airless skid steer tires with the launch of a new size – 10N16.5 X® TWEEL® SSL All Terrain. The revolutionary tirewheel assembly, originally introduced four years ago, offers a solution to the seemingly unavoidable challenge of chronic flat tires that plague the millions of skid steer loaders and zero-turn radius mowers utilized by many commercial operations.

Jack Olney, Director of Sales for Michelin Tweel Technologies, discussed the new product in detail on Wednesday, October 19, in Booth 2036 (B Wing) during the Green Industry & Equipment Expo at the Kentucky Expo Center in Louisville (937 Phillips Ln.). The new 10N16.5 product will be a viable option for those skid steer machines that require the smaller 10inch dimension. Combined with the 12-inch product, Michelin Tweel Technologies now offers sizes that support the vast majority of skid steer machines on the market today. With the all-terrain tread pattern, designed for use on a

wide range of surfaces, the 10N16.5 will serve users in a variety of industries, such as rental fleets, construction and agriculture. “Responding to customer requests, we developed our newest version of the MICHELIN X TWEEL SSL to give owners and operators of smaller skid steer loader machines the opportunity to experience all of the advantages of the TWEEL® Airless Radial Tire, including reduced downtime due to flats, increased operator comfort and improved productivity,” said Olivier Brauen, Head of Michelin Tweel Technologies. “We are pleased to broaden our offer to

provide this innovative mobility solution to more customers.” The 10N16.5 has a 31/32inch tread depth with a 10/32-inch undertread for ease of retreading. The 177 pound tire can support a 3,700-pound maximum load per tire. The development of Michelin’s Tweel technology is significant since many skid steer loaders equipped with traditional

pneumatic tires can experience frequent flat tires. As a solution to reduce flat-tire downtime, many users resort to using foamfilled, solid tires or other alternatives that diminish traction, handling and ride comfort. The TWEEL® Airless Radial Tire  offers the advantages of no maintenance, no compromise and no downtime since it requires no air, thereby eliminating the risk of a

“flat tire.” The X TWEEL SSL also delivers the advantages of easy mounting, damage resistance, reduced operator fatigue and longer wear life than pneumatic tires (Based on internal controlled wear tests conducted on asphalt and concrete surfaces). To learn more about MICHELIN X TWEEL Airless Radial Tires, visit  www. 



New Truckfridge™ Slide Out Refrigerator/Freezer


he new DR49DCSS is a TRUE 1224VDC compressor / slide out refrigerator with freezer, designed ideally for the Kenworth T680 and T700 and Freightliner Century, Columbia and Coronado. May also fit many RV and camper van applications. The DR49DCSS features a large storage

volume, slide out drawers allowing top access, separate fridge/freezer compartments, stainless steel door and high eff i c i e n c y / l o w noise

DC compressor. Installation frame/trim, adjustable thermostat and interior light are all standard features.  Optional mounting bracket keeps the fridge securely mounted to the floor of your vehicle. Visit our website to view all models at www. northernfridge. ca or call us at 877.322.7283 (SAVE).


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Electric Buses & the Shift to Emissions Free Vehicles BY MAREK KRASUSKI


he Government of Quebec has taken the bold initiative to have 15.5 percent of the province’s vehicle sales to be emissions free by 2025. Today, only 1 percent is either electric or hybrid. The government plans to introduce a credit system with car manufacturers to offset costs. In October, Quebec’s largest school board, scolaire de Montreal, set an example by purchasing its first electric school bus. Plans are underway to replace the entire fuel burning fleet over the next 10 years. The bus carries a hefty price of $305,000, but the province contributed $125,000 toward its purchase. Much of the high cost will be retrieved by savings in operating costs which are said to be 80 percent cheaper than regular buses. The bus travels a distance of 120 kilometers after charging for 4.5 hours. Electric and hybrid vehicles are not without controversy. For years there have been complaints about high purchase costs, unreliability, especially in winter, and lack of fill-

ing stations. In Montreal, however, the shortage will be addressed by the building of 1,000 electric filling stations by the year 2020, providing more filling stations than gas stations. Other regions in the province are coming on board; Laval and the Eastern Townships are undergoing testing, thanks in part to a provincial funding program. Quebec has allocated millions of dollars for its 2013-2017 electrification strategy. Some of the funding is directed to filling stations – a total of 3,000 throughout the province – and to substantial rebates for electric vehicle purchases. Dubbed the Drive Electric Program, consumers receive $8,000 rebates for all-electric vehicles, and varying amounts for electric motorcycles and combination vehicles. Rebates of $1,000 are available for charging station installations. As efforts move toward fossil free engines, some in the industry are turning, not for the first time either, to hydrogen fuelled vehicles. This technology converts hydrogen and

oxygen into water, thereby creating electricity. The idea first gained momentum in the 1990s, but failed to materialize at that time. The technology was not yet perfected to the point of making the operation of vehicles practical, and consumers were reluctant to pay higher prices for a hydrogen fuelled car. Since then vast improvements have been made to on-board computers, electric motors, and high pressure systems. Manufacturing cost cutting measures are making these vehicles more affordable. Proponents of hydrogen vehicles say they offer longer travel range than their electric counterparts, are refuelled faster, and perform better than battery powered cars in cold weather. Truckers may be interested to know that the Nikola 1 Class 8 tractor is also powered by hydrogen and promises zero emissions. The truck is outfitted with a 1,000 horsepower engine with 2,000 ft. lbs torque. Operating costs are half those of a diesel engine. The manufacturer, the Nikola Motor Company, is appealing to operators’

bottom line: “Nikola’s hydrogen class 8 trucks will be more powerful than any other production diesel truck on the road and have a range of over 1,200 miles between fill-ups. It will achieve nearly 20 MPG with zero emissions under full load, surpassing all the government mandates set forth for the next 10 years, including the EPA’s recently announced Phase 2 GHG standards,” the company says. Nikola intends to have in operation a nationwide network of some 50 hydrogen filling stations by 2020. Indeed, filling stations could be the Achilee’s Heel in the Hydrogen fuelled market. Hydrogen stations are scarce, even though

there is momentum to overcome remaining obstacles in the shift toward zero-emission engines. Like Quebec’s incentives for switching to hybrids and electric vehicles, the federal government has also targeted funds – over $62 million to alternate fuelling infrastructure, including hydrogen filling stations. But is all this – longer range, terrific fuel economy, better engines – enough to switch the hearts, minds and purchasing decisions of fleets, owner operators, and the public? It depends who you ask. For some, hydrogen vehicles are not practical as they take three times the energy to move one kilom-

eter than it would with an electric. Others are even less open to alternative energy vehicles, claiming that the current trend of reducing emissions in gasoline fuelled cars and trucks is the most practical. Fuel efficiency, they say, has been increasing in conventional engines by about two percent per year, with much room left for further reductions. The proof of preference will be revealed in future purchasing decisions and whether more companies and organizations, like Quebec’s scolaire de Montreal, will opt for electric/hydrogen and hybrid engines, or remain faithful to more efficient gas fuelled vehicles.



Refuse Trucks Reputation of Higher Than Average Safety Failures BY MAREK KRASUSKI


he reputation of refuse trucks in Ontario has been sullied by reports, most recently by the CBC, that many of these garbage haulers fail safety inspections. In 2015, over 30 percent of refuse trucks were removed from service due to defects such as faulty brakes, unsafe wheel assemblies and other problems which authorities say create risks for all motorists. Of the 1,182

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trucks inspected in 2015, 360 were removed from service. The 30.5 percent failure rate contrasts significantly higher with the 22.7 percent failure rate of transport trucks. In 2013 and 2014 the failure rate was higher, measured at 32 percent. MTO officials place the onus of safety on the operators who, they say, should be doing their own inspections to address any real and impending defects. This is a practice already under-

taken by most operators who do, in fact, conduct inspections on a regular basis. In Toronto, the focus of the inspections, hundreds of waste disposal trips are made by refuse trucks every week to destinations across the province and as far as Michigan. Many are calling for stiffer maintenance regulations for garbage trucks due to the volume of refuse truck traffic, harsh environments, and the

damage they are subject to while entering and leaving landfill sites, damage such as debris inserting itself in brake chambers or ripping through brake lines. Other regional and long distance haulers which travel roadways unobstructed by such assaults are free from the stressors of dump sites. Ironically, trucks that haul wood and steel, for example, have even higher rates of inspection failures than their refuse counterparts,

but the proliferation of garbage trucks on busy highways puts the public at much greater risk than other haulers. As a case in point, last year a woman was killed near London, Ontario after two wheels came off a moving garbage truck and flew into the victim’s car. Investing money wisely demonstrably increases safety, as witnessed by initiatives south of the border. The American Trucking Association says

that an annual $9.5 billion investment in safety has contributed to a reduction in fatal crashes involving large trucks, including waste haulers. This initiative entails promoting rigorous driver training and pre-trip inspections which continue to be a priority. In addition, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is working toward developing a safety system to assess crash preventability data.




Harman – “We Make It Easy”



he Tri-City region of Kitchener/Cambridge/Waterloo in the Regional Municipality of Waterloo has been the home of many outstanding companies over the years like Dominion Tire/ Uniroyal-Goodrich, with the more recent and world famous ones being Toyota, OpenText and Blackberry (formerly RIM) along with the widely known University of Waterloo, Wilfred Laurier University and Conestoga College.

In the Heavy Duty Truck Parts and Service business another KW company stands out – Harman Heavy Vehicle Specialists Ltd. (Harman HVS). Founded by Roy Harman back in 1938 as Harman Supply Company, the business grew and expanded over a 20 year period until Roy sold the business to his employees, Ralph Johnston and Gord Everett in 1957. By 1983, their sons Jay Johnston and Rob Everett had taken over the business, instituting many changes to move their company forward. By the 1990s new branches were opened in Cambridge and Woodstock along with ‘Total Fleet Service’ (TFS) in 1996; an authorized VIPro Truck Force service centre on Melair Dr. in Ayr, Ontario. TFS is also an authorized repair centre for Trout River Industries ‘Live Bottom”

trailers. These days, the ownership is now solely in the hands of Jay and his son Ian Johnston. The Harman crew consists of 56 employees including 9 licensed mechanics whose combined experience represents literally hundreds of years in Truck Parts and Service. In terms of customer

service, Harman HVS offers free delivery to its accounts via a fleet of 18 vehicles covering a territory running from Wiarton on the Georgian Bay south coast, south to communities along the north shore of Lake Erie and from the western boundary of Oxford County to the Halton County region in the East. When I asked Jay to sum up Harman’s past 33 years of growth and success and the obvious Fleet/ Owner Operator loyalty they enjoy, he replied, “We Make It Easy!” Harman’s success is further demonstrated in their decision to consolidate their Cambridge branch with a move to a modern 25,000sq.ft. ‘SUPER STORE’ warehouse and parts showroom, located at 645 Boxwood Drive in Cambridge along with expanding their Woodstock location in the spring of 2017. The Boxwood location also accommodates their corporate administrative offices. Their exceptional service record is backed with a $2 million+ inventory covering 140+product lines that drives an annual sales figure exceeding $12 million. I suppose one could conclude that with over 1,600 active accounts these results speak for themselves. Their ability to offer this extensive array of component coverage – competitive with any OE Dealer PDC – is

due also in part to their longstanding shareholder membership in VIPAR, North America’s premier truck parts distribution network. Harman’s ability to succeed in this highly competitive business is further assured through their partnership with ‘HDeXchange’. Their efficiencies gained through electronic commerce in ‘Supply Management’ by means of Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) and Vendor Managed Inventory (V.M.I.) makes all the difference. Fleet maintenance folks have praise for Harman’s crew with comments like, “We’ve always felt that Harman’s are the Truck brake experts” and, “The delivery driver always shows up in a good mood, on time, with a smile on his face”! HarmanHVS is also an active industry contributor and participant through its membership in both national and international

trade organizations like the HDAC (Heavy Duty Aftermarket Canada), CFS (Council of Fleet Specialists) and CVSN (Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance). In recognition of the special needs of customers, HarmanHVS has published their “Accessible Customer Service Plan” online that addresses the issue of providing services to people with disabilities. As for community involvement, HarmanHVS employees have contributed over $20,000 to the United Way in recent years. The company has also sponsored a number of race cars and drivers, notably NHRA and IHRA Pro Alcohol Funny Cars. I suppose this might help explain why the HarmanHVS Crew is always striving for that coveted ‘Checkered Flag’ on the track and in their Business! Check out the rest of their story at www. Take good care.


HARMAN HVS has sponsored a number of race cars and drivers over the years, most notably NHRA and IHRA Pro Alcohol Funny Car Drag Racer Paul Noakes, and late model Cascar Stock Car Racer Cole Weber. November 2016   23



Granite® Delivers for Concrete Mixer Applications


reensboro, North Carolina – Mack Trucks is offering customers with concrete mixer applications a lighter-weight solution to meet their demanding needs. The Mack® Granite® model, equipped with the 2017 Mack MP®7 11-liter engine and the Mack mDRIVE™ HD 14-speed automated manual transmission with creeper gears, delivers unmatched performance and driveability, while cutting weight compared to its predecessor. “The Mack Granite model has always handled the most challenging jobs, which is why it was the No. 1-selling Class 8 heavy duty conventional straight truck in the U.S. in 2015 based on Polk data,” said Tim Wrinkle, Mack Construction Product Manager. “Now with our 2017 powertrain, the Granite is helping increase our customers’ return on their investment through improved efficiency, performance and reliability.” Mack’s 11-liter MP7 engine received a number of advancements for 2017, simplifying maintenance and improving efficiency. The MP7 is about 51 pounds lighter with up to 425 horsepower and 1,560 lb.-ft. of torque. The en-

gine features an updated wave piston design that, in conjunction with the new common-rail fuel injection system, enables more complete combustion of fuel resulting in reduced emissions and improved efficiency. Combined with a two-speed coolant pump, these features help increase MP7 fuel efficiency by up to 2.1 percent. “The Mack MP7 offers the power and performance to manage any task, but in a smaller displacement engine to provide weight savings,” Wrinkle said. “The integration with the Mack mDRIVE HD 14-speed allows for seamless communication among components so that the vehicle is always in the right gear without the driver having to manually shift, reducing driver fatigue and increasing safety. It also provides a deep ratio of 32:1 in the lowest creep gear to facilitate low speed functionality when needed.” Mack was the first truck manufacturer in North America to offer low reduction gear ratios in a proprietary automated manual transmission. Along with the Mack mDRIVE HD 14-speed, Mack also offers the mDRIVE HD 13-speed,

meeting the needs of an even wider range of customer applications with the performance that only a fully integrated powertrain can offer. The mDRIVE HD with creeper gears is approximately 150 pounds lighter than an automatic transmission. Mack Granite models for concrete mixer applications also come standard with Mack ClearTech™ One, a single-package Exhaust Aftertreatment System (EATS) that frees up frame rail space and reduces weight by approximately 17 pounds. With Mack ClearTech One, the diesel particulate filter (DPF), selective catalytic reduction (SCR) technol-

ogy and diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) dosing system are all combined into one unit. With the rail space gained, customers have more space to add water tanks and chutes with more wheelbase flexibility than before. Mack Granite mixers come ready for upfit right from the factory with a rear-engine PTO, a special mixer crossmember designed for mounting of the mixer barrel pump, frame rail transition plates for mixer body mounting and an additional access panel in the cab floor to service the rear-engine PTO. Mack’s BodyLink III bodybuilder connector simplifies the installation

of the body to the chassis and facilitates communication to the truck ECU without compromising quality from bodybuilder wire splicing. Post block terminals are also conveniently located in the top of the dash for additional connection points. All Mack Granite models are backed by Mack GuardDog ® Connect, Mack’s proactive diagnostic and repair planning system. The telematics system monitors fault codes that could potentially shut down a truck or lead to an unplanned visit to the dealer. GuardDog Connect enables quick diagnosis of issues, proactive scheduling for repairs and con-

firmation that needed parts are in stock and ready to install, all while the truck is still on the job. Along with Uptime support, Mack has also made significant strides to simplify body builder support services. Mack has a focused body builder support group that offers prompt access to Mack product experts who can answer questions that may arise while spec’ing a truck or during the body upfit process. The group also addresses customer inquiries after a vehicle is in service. For more information about Mack, visit our website at www.macktrucks. com.



Time to Find Permanent Solutions in Excavation/Aggregate Hauling Sector


oronto, Ontario – The Ontario Tr u c k i n g A s s o ciation hopes the recent announcement by Transportation Minister Steven Del Duca to work with all parties to resolve longstanding issues for gravel and dirt carriers will lead to a permanent solution for all carriers. The Province of Ontario has agreed to reissue moratoriums on axle weight penalties and re-

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strict enforcement only to gross vehicle weights on a temporary basis while all parties are brought to the table to finalize a long-term agreement. Every province in Canada restricts different truck configurations to a certain carrying capacity (gross vehicle weight), as well as requiring the weight to be distributed in a specific manner across the vehicle configuration to mitigate the impact on

road infrastructure. “The Ontario Trucking Association wants the province to implement an enforcement system that will hold all members in the supply chain accountable for the overloading of vehicles, including those loading the vehicles and those owning and operating them,” says Stephen Laskowski, President of the Ontario Trucking Association. OTA points out that

Ontario has the most productive and safetyfocused truck configuration laws in North America. The majority of the trucking industry and its customers throughout the Ontario supply chain have developed relationships to load trucks in a compliant manner, allowing for efficient and safe movement of vehicles and loads. “Based on today’s announcement, the Prov-

ince of Ontario must move quickly to ensure that all trucking companies and businesses that own or control the movement of dirt and gravel will have the capability to comply with Ontario weight laws. Most carriers are compliant members of the business community and most shippers are committed to following the rules,” says Laskowski. T h e O TA P r e s i d e n t points out there are many

trucking companies and aggregate businesses operating today that load and move these products legally each and every day. Laskowski suggested the government could raise the compliance bar by rigorously enforcing shipper liability laws as well as implementing new contractual requirements for suppliers bidding on government projects.




Disher Homes – Moving One Home at a Time



he great thing about this twin steer is that when you go to dump the load it has a load and a half on,” commented Gerald Disher, co-owner of Disher Homes, comparing his 2013 Kenworth twin steer dump truck with his 2004 Peterbilt tandem dump truck. “It simply makes our operations much more efficient and that transfers to the business’s bottom line.” The twin steer has gross vehicle weight of 34,000 kilograms, compared to 26,000 for their tandem Peterbilt dump truck. In addition to the two dump trucks, Disher also operates a 2011 Kenworth W900 on equipment float, modular trailer and a material handling Trout River shuttle floor trailer. Located in St. Stephen, Disher Homes centres on marketing and finishing Maple Leaf Modular Homes in the Charlotte County region in southwest New Brunswick. Disher made the deal on the twin steer with the Bayview Kenworth dealership in Saint John, New Brunswick. Bayview salesman John Rathburn assisted Disher in spec’ing the basic truck. From the Kenworth factory the truck went to Simard facilities in Quebec where the second steer axle was installed, along with the wet kit and dump box. The truck then made its way to Disher’s and immediately went to work hauling material for home construction and landscaping. “We spec’d the truck with a fifteen litre Cummins ISX15 rated for 600 horse-

power,” Disher pointed out. Challenged if that much horsepower was required for a dump truck, Disher displayed a knowing smile and explained, “Well if you only ‘need’ three hundred horsepower for a particular job, you only push the throttle down this much,” demonstrating the distance with his thumb and forefinger. “But if you are in a spot and need 450 horsepower you have it right there. If we had a 300 horsepower engine and we needed 550 horsepower to do the job, we are stuck and the work is not getting done.”

Gerald Disher, co-owner of Disher Homes Disher added that he also appreciates the big Cummins for the very strong Jake braking. The twin steer has an eighteen speed transmission, and 46,000 rear ends. “One of the best things we did in ordering this truck was to include Hendrickson air suspension on the drives. In my experience with tandems, when traveling over soft ground or freshly spread material, the truck will lose traction and begin to chatter, and then we get real nervous about breaking drive shafts or differentials. With the Hendrickson suspension on this twin steer, there is no chatter and it wades itself through soft ground very smoothly. I am totally impressed with the traction with this truck.” Disher says that steering the twin steer into sites is not much different from the steering capacity of

his tandem dump. “When the tandem travels on soft material, the steer tires will very often slide, which means the driver has to take time to stop and correct. With the twin steer, the steer tires ride on top and don’t slide very much at all, so they are fairly equal for the time to make a trip.” Disher Homes began in 1988 as a partnership between Gerald and his brother Ray. Disher Homes also handles septic installation and landscape details for new homes. Disher Homes currently employs twenty-eight people. Gerald Disher’s equipment and driving experience began while growing up on a farm just outside the town of St. Andrews. When he came of age he began driving trucks on highway runs, as well as hauling round wood and full tree chips off woods operations. Prior to establishing Disher Homes, he had two trucks operating on chipper operations and delivered to mills in New Brunswick and Maine. Those early lessons learned while working with equipment on the farm and in the woods is evident in many pieces of modified and custom built equipment dotting the large yard at their headquarters. Touring the yard with Disher is a journey into the heart of the business. He counts a couple dozen trailers (to be pulled by pickups) each with a specific set of gear necessary for specific jobs. Many of the trailers are custom built, and all are sturdy and well maintained. Each unit carries specific tools and supplies for specific tasks in the process of setting up a modular or mini home. The modular trailer which is hauled by the KW 900 sports numerous modifications. The air lift on the gooseneck was supplanted with a hydraulic system that more than doubled the lift distance. Two air bags were mounted to a frame adaption over the trailer’s tridem cluster,

Disher Homes 2013 Kenworth twin steer dump truck with a gross vehicle weight of 34,000 kilograms. which doubled the lift at the rear. The trailer frame has also been extended to accommodate modern and longer modular sections. The Trout River Shuttle floor trailer is used specifically to handle refuse generated from construction, including weather wrapping on modular sections. Typically waste material is transported in dumpstertype containers on small trailers from the worksite to the business headquarters. There the containers are handled by a wheel loader, and dumped off a ramp into the shuttle floor trailer. “We are very impressed with this trailer. It has high capacity and unloads at landfill very quickly. It is also pretty nice looking,” commented Disher, noting the reflection off the trailer’s shiny exterior. Modular business requires dump trucks for excavating foundations, building driveways, septic fields and backfill foundations. Dumps have to be loaded and Disher has three wheel loaders, a Doosan 250, a L70 Volvo and a 520B Dresser, each serving at separate gravel pits. The business also operates with three bulldozers from 450 Case, a TD15 and a D6 CAT. For diggers there is a Case 235 and a 4.8 Terex mini excavator, which Disher confesses is probably the most used piece of his dirt gear. The small truck fleet con-

sists of a half dozen three quarter tons, a one ton dually, a one ton Cube van and four service vans used by the carpentry crews. Appearance, evidently, is a priority with Disher. All three of his big trucks are attractively appointed with chrome and good paint. The rest of the equipment is clean and attractively maintained. Even the 1970’s era Scott boom truck (formerly a Fredericton Fire truck) sports a very fine paint job and the prominent Disher logo. Disher shared that the boom truck was come by fairly economically, and it gets only limited use compared to his other trucks, but as he explained, it has terrific reach and makes material handling for roofing and other exterior detail work very efficient. The smart appearance of the equipment is a direct result of management directive, and a large wash bay on the side of the well appointed service and repair shop. A typical modular home project begins with hauling a section one day and setting it off on stands at the site. On the next day, the second modular section is hauled in and craned on to the foundation. While the first section is being set, the first unit is picked up by the modular trailer and positioned for craning on to the foundation. Once the sections are in place, the carpentry crews make

the building weather tight. “Detailed finish work can extend from one week, or so, on a fairly simple unit, and up to six weeks for more complex and detailed homes,” explained Disher. Modular is a very popular residential new build system in Charlotte County. Only occasionally will Disher Homes take on a custom build project; they have carried out apartment house constructions, both as new build and modular construction. Disher shared that one apartment modular apartment building project was constructed with thirty six separate modular units. Disher explained that a good deal of the credit for keeping trucks well maintained and looking good relies on good operators. Gerald’s son, Steven, has operated the Twin steer since it was purchased in 2013 and his second son, Brian, operates the W900, and the Peterbilt is operated by Jeff Chisholm. Gerald Disher commented that a successful business relies on a knowledgeable and committed crew. “We have a very committed crew with a good number of employees who have been with us for more than ten years, and we also have some employees who have worked for us for more than twenty years. Our dedicated employees are key to our success,” he concluded.


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Future of Aftermarket Parts Manufacturing BY MIKE WHALEN


he Canadian Transportation Equipment Association is hosting Nigel Southway, C.Eng IEEE. MSc BIM. SME, VP Engineering at Additive Metal Manufacturing, at the CTEA Annual Convention in Vancouver. The topic of Mr. Southway’s presentation will be The Electronic Warehouse and how the use of an Electronic Warehouse Service Bureau can increase your profitability. That by using 3D metal printing, also known as additive manufacturing, you will have control of the thousands of discontinued, or obsolete, parts that take up warehouse space and the low volume items that take up production time and are cost prohibitive. These parts are usually held to support future needs while tying up funds that could be used more profitably elsewhere in the business. Additive manufacturing

(3D printing) has been around since the late 80’s but the technology has taken awhile to evolve into a process that could be integrated into the manufacturing of parts. Plastics were the first material to be used commercially and metal printing followed. To understand the technology, it’s best to search metal printing on YouTube. Many videos are available that illustrate the process. Simply put, the manufacturing process, known as additive manufacturing, can build a part in much the same way as a bricklayer would construct a building. The difference is that the ‘bricks’ are metal particles that are melted and fused together with a laser, one layer at a time. This allows the part to look any way the designer wants it to and is made directly from a 3D CAD drawing. Materials that can be used include various plas-

tics, steel, stainless steel and aluminum. A recent news release from Daimler Truck keyed on the use of 3DPrinting to manage obsolete and small quantity parts needs as well as provide prototypes and small quantities of parts. ‘Daimler, the world’s largest truck manufacturer, will use three-dimensional printing (3D) to produce spare parts, the latest example of how digital technologies are radically reshaping automotive manufacturing and its supply chain. Rather than shipping vehicle parts across the globe, carmakers including BMW and Volkswagen are experimenting with so-called additive manufacturing. This relies on sending a digital blueprint of a component to a printer which creates parts by using lasers to melt powders like plastic, glass, metals and even ceramics. By

Additive manufacturing (3D printing) builds a part by melted and fused together metal particles with a laser, one layer at a time. This allows the part to look any way the designer wants it to and is made directly from a 3D CAD drawing (examples above). printing new parts, automakers can save logistics and warehouse storage costs and produce complex components at low volumes. Daimler, which owns the Mercedes-Benz brand, has more than 100,000 printed prototype parts, and said it will expand production using 3D printing methods.’ - Daimler Press Release The Additive Metal Manufacturing (AMM) electronic warehouse provides cost reductions

including managing and financing obsolete inventory, plus the associated costs such as insurance, rent, IT and maintenance. The 3D CAD drawing of a part committed to obsolete status is held by AMM until needed at which time an order is place and filled within 3-4 days. The part(s) are then shipped direct to the customer or back to the client. The service can also include producing prototypes, castings, small runs of

new parts or tooling that is worn or obsolete. The AMM customer now has the ability to provide parts in quantities lower than the acceptable tool run requirement and one or two units for safety stock can be produced. When delivery time is critical a part in the Electronic Warehouse can be produced and shipped in less than a week. For more information visit www.additivemet. com.

introduced in August. The new Fleetguard LF14000NN uses a co-bonding lamination process that pairs NanoNet and StrataPore media together to create a single filter element. The filter further reduces flow restriction, allowing the latest generation of diesel engines to operate more efficiently with less parasitic power loss, which can lead to better fuel economy and lower CO2 emissions. Depending on the quality of oil used, the LF14000NN is capable of longer service intervals which can help fleets lower their operating costs on replacement filters over the course of an engine’s life. The NanoNet media structure is engineered for improved efficiency, capacity, and restriction for optimal engine performance and protection. Visit

AIR DISC BRAKE PADS Marathon Brake Systems introduces DiscStar Highway Premium (DSHP) brake pads designed for air disc brake systems used in onhighway truck, tractor steer and drive axles and motor coach applications. DSHP is premium low-metallic friction material rated for 23,000 lbs. and formulated to provide a longer pad and rotor life than OE pads, while delivering a significant noise reduction. DiscStar Highway Premium is a high performance commercial vehicle

disc pad that features exceptional rotor compatibility and shows up to 33% less brake rotor wear than leading OE linings. DSHP uses a proven, reliable attachment method to ensure a high mechanical bond between the friction material and the steel backing plate for a high resistance to shearing. The rapid heat dissipation characteristic of DiscStar pads is a key feature resulting in its longer pad life and dependable stopping power. Visit www.marathonbrake. com.



Corrosion Protection BY MIKE WHALEN


emoving the causes of corrosion prevents flash rust from forming, so protective coatings can be applied in a continuous process, without acid washing, dehumidification or re-blasting. Forget stress corrosion cracking. CleanWirx decontamination allows coatings to adhere (and perform) significantly better. Because it eliminates contaminants that negatively affect puddling and weld porosity, CleanWirx facilitates better welds, better coating over welds, and more effective overall corrosion prevention. Company spokesperson Robin Wright states, “CleanWirx may well be the key to defeating metal corrosion in the 21st century.” Nontoxic, biodegradable CleanWirx offers a revolutionary

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and effective approach to corrosion prevention. This unique product decontaminates surfaces, eliminating a wide spectrum of micro-contamination (i.e. sulfur, chlorine, microbials) proven to remain in surface reactive sites after conventional cleaning. CleanWirx removes mill scale, flash rust and other interference materials simply and effectively, setting the stage for true corrosion prevention. For more information visit www.ruggedcoatings. com/cleanwirx. REUSABLE CABLE TIES Releasable cable ties are ideal for a wide range of cable, wire, or hose bundling applications that need easy access to add or remove items. They are also perfect for any application that requires customization for future changes. The one piece, extended pawl design and low insertion

force provide consistent performance after repeated use. The bent tail allows for quick and easy installation or removal. Using Releasable Cable Ties eliminates the need to cut and discard ties when making changes to bundled items. Simply use your thumbnail to release and remove the tie, then reposition and reuse. The smooth edges prevent damage and are comfortable to work with. Releasable Cable Ties are readily available in Natural or UV Black. Colors are available by special order. Visit FLEETGUARD LF14000NN FOR CUMMINS X15 Cummins Filtration has refined its Fleetguard LF14000NN combination lube filter for its newer engine platforms including Cummins X15 engines,



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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

Beka-Lube Products Inc. “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


Fax: 705.653.5560

Service, Experience, Technology, Innovation!

386 Steeles Avenue East, Unit 2 Milton, ON L9T 1Y4 Tel: 905.878.7161 or


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

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.

81 Northline Road Toronto, ON M4B 3E9 Toll Free: 800.677.9038 Tel: 416.759.2245 Fax: 416.759.5890 AXLES

IMT Corporation Through Ingersoll Axles, we design,

S.E.T.I. Inc.


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.


line of versatile, lightweight and superior performing axle and braking systems as well as suspensions and specialty tools the global transportation industry. And we pioneered Smart Steer™ Axle


VerX Direct Corp.

Carmen Transportation Group

Driver license status and class verification. 24/7 access to all provinces. Saving Money | Saving Vehicles | Saving Lives.

49 High Street, Ste 205 A Barrie, ON L4N 5J4 Toll Free Tel: 866.713.2001 Tel: 705.733.2001 Fax: 705.733.1004 DPF CLEANING

Cross Border Services

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

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


Tel: 519.650.0303 Fax: 519.485.2163 CLUTCH PRODUCTS

Danatec Educational Services Ltd.

Components by:

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


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

Clutch Distribution Centre Inc. Specializing in all types of new and reman clutches, clutch components,


Pat’s Driveline “Over 30 years of Driveline Manufacturing Expertise”

ONTARIO #1, 7337 Pacific Circle Mississauga, ON L5T 1V1 Toll Free: 877.438.3155 Tel: 905.564.3155 Fax: 905.564.3166 ALBERTA 14715-116th Avenue Edmonton, AB T5M 3E8 Toll Free: 800.661.8826 Tel: 780.453.5105 Fax: 780.452.3555 DRIVER SERVICES, RECRUITMENT & EMPLOYMENT

within the GTA available upon request. Fast and friendly service since 1986.

Niagara Service & Supply Ltd. 150 South Service Road Stoney Creek, ON L8E 3H6 Toll Free: 800.268.5076 Tel: 905.573.3101 28    November 2016

Tel: 416.745.9220 Alt. Tel: 416.742.0003 Fax: 416.759.5890


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

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


Walmart Fleet Get on the road to success with the world's largest retailer.

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

Siemens Transportation Group Inc.

flywheel grinding. Pick up and delivery

81 Northline Road

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

reason why, year after year, TransX has one of the best performance records in the industry.”


new and used flywheel exchanges, and

Toronto, ON M4B 3E9

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


technology – the only self-steering axle

Cambridge, ON N3H 4R7


C-TPAT, FAST, PIP, CSA, SCAC, MC, DOT, CVOR, NEXUS, Bonding, Training Programs & Seminars.

Dawn Truell, B.B.A., B.A. Psy 1450 Headon Road, PO Box 93005 Burlington, ON L7M 4A3 that combines unmatched stability, Tel: 905.973.9136 customization, braking and load-carrying capabilities. 5 Cherry Blossom Road, Suite 1


TransX Limited 3700 Weston Road Toronto, ON M9L 2Z4 “The strength & commitment of our Toll Free: 866.857.5166 people provides TransX with the ability Tel: 416.667.9700 to respond effectively & creatively Fax: 416.667.8272 to the needs of our customers & an everchanging economy, & is the primary

International Truckload Services Inc.

DPF Cleaning Specialists

engineer and manufacture a complete

for a one stop shop for our customers in


Kee Human Resources “Your Goals Are Our Priority.”

6950 Kenderry Gate Mississauga, ON L5T 2S7 Toll Free: 800.661.0377 Tel: 905.670.3426 Fax: 905.670.3436

Siemens Transportation Group Inc. spans across North America. As an international, family-owned operation, it encompasses specialized transportation companies for a total supply chain solution. These companies range from international Truckload, Less Than Truckload service, International Flat Deck service, Ground Courier service and Warehouse Distribution service

P.O. Box 7290 Saskatoon, SK S7K 4J2 888.878.9585 Fax: 306.668.5849 driver.recruitment@


Xan Systems Inc. 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 FACTORING, FINANCE & FOREIGN EXCHANGE

The Rosedale Group “As a transportation & warehousing service provider since 1969, The Accutrac Capital Solutions Inc. Rosedale Group, has a proud history “Accutrac provides cash flow solutions of meeting the industry-specific structured specifically for the freight and requirements of our customers. We, as a company, have a fundamental belief that trucking industry. We’ve made factoring easy to understand and affordable with our people make the difference in how one low cost, all in. Qualification is easy we consistently deliver total customer satisfaction.” and funding is available same day.”

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

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



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

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

P. O. Box 51016, RPO Tyndall Park Winnipeg, MB R2X 3C6 Toll Free: 877.778.4440 Tel: 204.694.1777 Fax: 204.633.0133 FUEL & LUBRICANTS DIRECT



Baird MacGregor Insurance Brokers LP

Jones Deslauriers Insurance Management Inc.

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



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



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


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 HEATING SYSTEMS SALES & SERVICE - FUEL FIRED

Newman Insurance Providing innovative insurance solutions & unparalleled risk management support. Talk to one of Newman’s Bryson & Associates Insurance dedicated Transportation Insurance Brokers Ltd. “It’s not what you pay: it’s what your GET Specialists to get the right coverage at a competitive price. for what you pay. Transportation, Logistics, Cargo, Fleet Licenced in Ontario Only. Safety Management Services & Bonds.”

Toll Free: 800.661.5196 Tel: 905.426.8787 Fax: 905.426.4959



Liquid Capital Midwest Corp. “Same-day and weekend funding, customized personal service, equipment leasing.”

176 Seacliff Drive West Leamington, ON N8H 3Y5 Toll Free: 877.653.9426 Tel: 519.419.5044 Fax: 855.295.6605 FASTENERS, FITTINGS, HOSE & SHOP MAINTENANCE SUPPLIES

F.B. Feeney Hardware “Serving the industrial and trucking aftermarket since 1952.”

7515 Kimbel Street Mississauga, ON L5S 1A7 Toll Free: 800.363.0639 Tel: 416.750.4610 Other Tel: 905.405.1275 Fax: 905.405.0616


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

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

RP Oil Limited 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.

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


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

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


Erb and Erb Insurance Brokers Ltd. 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


120 South Town Centre Blvd. Markham, ON L6G 1C3 Toll Free: 800.267.6670 Tel: 905.479.6670 Fax: 905.479.9164


HUB International Ontario Ltd.

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

FLEET-TAX SERVICES INC. Celebrating 15 Years in Business! Our team is very well known for their MTO & DOT Audit Support, Authorities, IRP, Fuel & Mileage Taxes, Drug & Alcohol Testing Center


Vulcan On-Board Scales #11-1642 Langan Avenue Port Coquitlam, BC V3C 1K5 Toll Free: 800.663.0854 Tel: 604.944.1481 Fax: 604.944.1482 OUTRIGGER PADS

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

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


Salvatore Insurance Brokers Ltd.

Call one of our trucking insurance specialists today.”

1 Pinehill Drive, Suite 2 Lower Sackville, NS B4C 1N4 24 Seacliff Drive East Leamington, ON N8H 0C2 Toll Free: 866.865.0025 Toll Free: 800.463.4700 Tel: 902.865.0025 Tel: 519.326.9339 Fax: 902.865.5343 Fax: 519.326.0128 Transportation Insurance



“It takes knowledge & experience to keep a truck on the road. Use our experience to help drive your company to success.

Arthur J. Gallagher Canada Limited, Incorporating The CG&B Group Package policies for both local and long haul fleets.

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


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

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

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


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

Total Canada Inc.

Canadian Insurance Brokers Inc. Polar Mobility (Climate Control Systems)

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


ON-BOARD TRUCK SCALES 1 Eglinton Ave. East, Suite 415 Toronto, ON M4P 3Z1 Tel: 416.486.0951 Fax: 416.489.5311


730 Permit Services Inc.

Transportation Insurance

Blue Water West Ltd. Blue Water Group is Canada’s largest Independent Distributor of Mobil Lubricants.


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

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

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 November 2016   29


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

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


Continental Tire Americas, LLC


1830 MacMillan Park Drive, Fort Mill, SC 29707 Tel: 704.583.8682 Fax: 704.583.8947 TOWING SERVICES


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

400-135 Liberty Street Toronto, ON M6K 1A7 Toll Free: 888.539.7474


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

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



Fort Garry Industries

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


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


Load Covering Solutions Ltd.


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


Gobbo Towing & Recovery Ltd. 85 Pondhollow Road Sudbury, ON P3E 6C1

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

Quick Draw Tarpaulin Systems

4975 8th Concession Road, RR 3 Maidstone, ON N0R 1K0 Toll Free: 800.266.8277 Tel: 519.737.6169 Fax: 519.737.6205 30    November 2016

Quality Collision Centre Quality Collision Centre has been providing superior collision & body work for heavy trucks, trailers & cars since 1979.

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

Toll Free: 866.934.5744 Contacts:


K.B.W. Towing 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

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

••• Kee Training Academy “Your Goals Are Our Priority.”

6950 Kenderry Gate, Mississauga, ON L5T 2S7 Toll Free: 800.661.0377 Tel: 905.670.3426 Fax: 905.670.3436 www. TRUCK EXHAUST SALES & SERVICE

Drive Star Shuttle Systems Ltd. 1625 Stone Church Road East Hamilton, ON L8W 3Y5 Tel: 289.285.3022 Fax: 289.285.3026 Toll Free Fax: 866.425.4440


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

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




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


Fort Garry Industries

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.

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

Transcourt Tank Leasing

Tony Jelicic

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

When you bring your vehicle in to Quality Collision Centre, you can be assured of timely turnaround, expert repairs & complete satisfaction.



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



“Keeping You Covered”

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

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

Landoll, Float King and more.

Abrams Towing

Newton’s Electric Inc

Fort Garry Industries

Manufacturing, Arctic Manufacturing,

“Service Across Ontario” 24 Hour Heavy Towing

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

M.T.T. Repair Services Inc.

Proud distributors of Lode-King, Midland


Toll Free: 888.667.5438 Tel: 416.398.2500


M.T.T. Repair Services Inc. is a family owned and operated business that Bedard Tankers Inc. has been providing quality repairs and Leader in Dry Bulk, Liquid, Liquefied services since 1975. We operate out Compressed Gas & Cryogenic Road of a 14,000 square foot building with Tanker Trailers. eleven bays including a truck and trailer 5785 Place Turcot paint bay and two sandblasting bays. M.T.T. Repair Services currently employs Montreal, QC H4C 1V9 trailer mechanics, welders, body men Tel: 514.937.1670 and painters. We are also an accredited Fax: 514.937.2190 vehicle inspection station that allows us to conduct annual safety inspections to all of your trailers.




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

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

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







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


Fort Garry Industries

Surgenor Truck Group

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

Eastern Ontario / Western Quebec’s


largest group of independent truck dealerships, has built a reputation as durable as the brands that we sell and lease. The Surgenor Truck Group includes two Truck Centres, one in Ottawa, & one in Kingston, as well as five service affiliates


(Brockville, Belleville, Gatineau, & 2 in

Fort Garry Industries

Cornwall) providing regularly scheduled

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

maintenance as well as on-call 24/7 for


Fort Garry Industries Toll Free: 866.328.7725 Tel: 705.222.1042


Fort Garry Industries 915 Walsh Street West Thunder Bay, ON P7E 4X5 Toll Free: 800.465.5044 Tel: 807.577.5724 Fax: 807.475.9033 SASKATCHEWAN ALBERTA


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

roadside assistance, & parts delivery. v

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

500 Minimizer Way S.E. Blooming Prairie, MN 55917 Toll Free: 800.248.3855 Tel: 507.583.2112 Fax: 507.583.7540 TRUCK SALES, LEASING, PARTS & SERVICE




C & R Transmission Service Ltd.


Switchboard is an online tool for truck companies to organize their paperwork, jobs, and dispatching. We want to help unlock the potential for fleets by 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 growing fleet, we have the solution for you!

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

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


261 Binnington Court Kingston, ON K7M 9H2 Toll Free: 877.548.1101 Tel: 613.548.1100 Fax: 613.548.4990 TRUCK TIRE SALES & SERVICE

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

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

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

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

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


777 Burrard Street, Suite 41 Vancouver, BC V6Z 1X7 Tel: 778.960.2399 USED OIL FURNACE SALES & SERVICE

De-On Supply Inc. DSI is the world’s largest distributor and service provider for Clean Burn, the largest selling used oil furnace / boiler manufacturer. Clean Burn stands head and shoulders above the competition, due to its innovative technology and quality manufacturing.

Benson Tire

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

The largest Goodyear dealer in Ontario,




offering over 15 locations equipped with

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

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

Awash Systems Corp.

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


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

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

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Le commerce transfrontalier – un compromis entre commerce et sécurité PAR MAREK KRASUSKI


e Canada et les États-Unis la plus grande relation commerciale au monde. Près de 9 millions d’emplois américains dépendent du commerce avec le Canada et notre pays est leur principal fournisseur de pétrole brut, produits pétroliers, gaz naturel, uranium et électricité. Ce n’est donc pas surprenant que de nombreuses règlementations soient déjà en place pour assurer un flux de marchandises stable et continu, car le moindre délai dans les échanges peut engendrer des perturbations sérieuses dans la chaine d’approvisionnement. (Soit dit en passant, l’échange commercial qui passe sur le Pont Ambassadeur entre Windsor et Detroit est égal à l’échange commercial total entre les États-Unis et le Japon. Rien qu’en O n tari o, l a val eur de l’échange commercial journalier avec les ÉtatsUnis dépasse 800 millions de dollars.) Le commerce entre nos deux pays doit faire face aux réalités du 21ième siècle, notamment le terrorisme sous ses formes nombreuses (et souvent mortelles). Après le 11 Septembre, tournant décisif à partir duquel le terrorisme devint un phénomène global dans l’esprit

des gens, les États-Unis ont mis en place des nouveaux programmes et protocoles qui augmenteraient le niveau de sécurité tout en permettant un flux ininterrompu de marchandises et de services, quoique les nombreuses personnes qui attendent leur attestation de sécurité contesteraient cette affirmation. L’un de ces programmes est C-TPAT (CustomsTrade Partnership Against Terrorism), un accord de partenariat volontaire entre État et entreprises pour augmenter la sécurité tout en permettant à la chaine d’approvisionnement de poursuivre ses opérations avec des délais minimaux. L’adhésion au programme inclut les avantages suivants : elle permet aux entreprises d’accéder aux voies rapides (FAST : Free And Secure Trade) lors des passages frontaliers, de passer au-devant des files d’inspection, de participer au Programme d’auto-évaluation pour importateur, de diminuer le risque d’inspections aux mains des autorités frontalières, de raccourcir les temps d’attente aux frontières. Cela dit, C-TPAT n’a pas été sans inconvénients, selon Dawn Truell, présidente des Services transfrontaliers. « Le programme C-TPAT a été relancé 4 fois entre 2015 et 2016 pour essayer de

simplifier le logiciel portail, mais cela a échoué et tous les adhérents au programme ont dû saisir à nouveau leurs informations, ce qui a causé beaucoup de confusion parmi les entreprises, dont certaines ont décidé de quitter le programme. » Le fait qu’une entreprise est membre de CTPAT ou de son équivalent canadien, Partenaires en protection (PIP), implique qu’elle a mis en place des mesures de sécurité rigoureuses, et ces entreprises sont souvent plus dignes de confiance que les autres entreprises qui ne répondent pas aux mêmes standards. Dawn Truell affirme que l’adhésion à un programme nécessite l’adhésion à l’autre. «  Si une entreprise se joint au C-TPAT ou au PIP, elle doit se joindre aux deux. Si vous êtes certifiés C-TPAT, alors vous devez êtres certifiés PIP, et vice-versa. On évalue à environ 65 pourcent le nombre d’entreprises certifiés C-TPAT et PIP; les 35 pourcent qui ne sont pas membres font face à des risques beaucoup plus élevés d’inspection sur place, un processus qu’on appelle parfois le «  filtrage secondaire.  » Ceci implique une inspection rigoureuse des camions et cargaisons, ce qui laisse les conducteurs à la merci des gardes frontaliers.

Étant donné le fait que les livraisons doivent être effectuées dans certains délais, les retardements à la frontière peuvent nuire à la loyauté des consommateurs. Un expert frontalier note que « toutes les entreprises de transport ont des contraintes de temps à cause de la compétition. Ils doivent traverser la frontière à un certain temps et arriver à leur destination à une certaine heure. Sinon, ils prennent le risque que leurs clients les abandonneront pour un autre transporteur.  » Les transporteurs autorisés à emprunter les voies FAST - ce qui nécessite d’être certifié C-TPAT - peuvent traverser les frontières même s’il y a des alertes au terrorisme. Assurément, le terrorisme est une des principales raisons pour lesquelles les mesures de sécurité ont été rehaussées, mais le trafic de drogue entre le Canada et les États-Unis en est une autre. Dawn Truell des services frontaliers est aussi une experte dans la procuration de cautions pour transporteurs, ainsi qu’une spécialiste des douanes qui travaille avec les deux gouvernements fédéraux et qui écrit régulièrement pour Ontario Trucking News. Elle met au jour d’innombrables exemples de tentatives de contrebande de drogue

entre les deux pays. Personne ne sait vraiment combien de contrebande n’est pas détectée aux passages frontaliers, mais une approche en coopération est la méthode préférée pour mettre un terme aux flux de drogue. La coopération internationale mise à part, les délais aux frontières restent significatifs. L’EBTC - Eastern Border Transportation Coalition - identifie plusieurs raisons pour ceci: trop peu d’effectifs aux frontières, une installation d ’ i ns pe ctio n pr imair e inadéquate, le manque de standardisation des manifestes électroniques pour les deux pays, des politiques d’inspection inefficaces, et le nombre élevé d’inspections. L’EBTC recommande de nombreuses mesures pour réduire les délais. En particulier, ils conseillent de doter les installations d’inspection de plus de personnel, de réduire la paperasserie administrative, l’élimination des frais de recouvrement, l’installation de guérites de gardes frontaliers supplémentaires, et un plus grand partage des données sur le commerce et le transport transfrontalier. Des appels au changement du règlement et des voix critiquant les délais aux frontières se font entendre dans plusieurs

secteurs de l’industrie. Dans un discours prononcé plus tôt cette année, le PDG de la Canadian Trucking Alliance, David Bradley, a déploré les mesures de sécurité qui paraissent faire de l’ombre sur le commerce et réduisent l’efficacité et la productivité aux frontières. Les histoires d’horreurs faisant état de retards de plusieurs jours sont désormais une affaire du passé, maintenant que quelques années se sont écoulées depuis le 11 septembre, mais des longs embouteillages sont encore chose courante et nuisent véritablement au flux de la chaine d’approvisionnement entre le Canada et les ÉtatsUnis. Les contradictions entre les approches canadienne et américaine aux programmes de manifestes électroniques créent aussi des complications, affirme Bradley, qui a proposé plusieurs mesures pour améliorer les relations frontalières. Étant donné la longue liste des exigences commerciales, les transporteurs, conducteurs, et autres acteurs concernés par la poursuite du commerce transfrontalier se doivent de rester flexibles pour faire face aux obstacles et défis qui ne cessent de se poser dans notre environnement commercial préoccupé par les questions de sécurité.



Fastfrate investit des millions de dollars au Canada


onsolidated Fastfrate (Fastfrate) est heureux d’annoncer une série d’investissements atteignant près de 20 millions de dollars. Ces achats comprennent de nouvelles installations de 10  millions de dollars à Edmonton, l’expansion

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des installations actuelles de Winnipeg évaluée à 1,5 million de dollars et l’ajout de 238 châssis intermodaux (d’une valeur de 5,5 millions de dollars) à ses activités de transport de conteneurs. «Notre entreprise vit une période passion-

nante. Nous croyons en notre avenir et nous continuons d’investir dans notre réseau pancanadien de transport par rail et par route en chargements partiels, fondé sur l’actif. En outre, nous mettons à profit notre connaissance et notre expérience considérables

pour créer des «solutions réfléchies» visant à répondre aux exigences plus complexes de nos clients en matière de transport et de distribution», se réjouit Ron Tepper, chef de la direction de Fastfrate. L’investissement dans les installations de Win-

nipeg et d’Edmonton s’ajoute aux nouvelles installations à Regina et à Moncton. De plus, Fastfrate annoncera bientôt son expansion aux États-Unis dans le cadre de partenariats stratégiques avec quelques acteurs régionaux choisis qui occupent cette niche.

«Aucune entreprise de transport privée n’offre notre éventail particulier de ressources, de talents et d’installations. Nous sommes véritablement un réseau de transport et de distribution aux multiples facettes, d’un océan à l’autre au Canada», ajoute M. Tepper.




Annonce d’un financement pour soutenir l’industrie du camionnage


iramichi, Nouveau-Brunswick - Le gouvernement provincial accorde un montant maximal de 200 000 dollars à l’Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association pour l’aider à trouver des moyens de s’attaquer aux pénuries de main-d’œuvre dans l’industrie du camionnage. « L’industrie du camionnage est un employeur important dans la province, et toutes les autres industries comptent sur elle pour livrer leurs marchandises vers les marchés au Nouveau-Brunswick et au-delà », a déclaré le min-

istre de l’Éducation postsecondaire, de la Formation et du Travail, Donald Arseneault, qui a annoncé le financement à Miramichi lors d’une rencontre avec l’association et les membres de l’industrie. « Assurer le transport sans problème des marchandises appuie les priorités de notre gouvernement, soit favoriser la création d’emplois et la croissance de l’économie. Les principaux défis auxquels fait face l’industrie du camionnage du Nouveau-Brunswick sont le recrutement et la conservation de la main-d’œuvre. Au cours

des 10 prochaines années, nous attendons à ce que la forte demande en camionneurs se maintienne. Il est donc essentiel de commencer à nous attaquer à ces enjeux le plus rapidement possible. » Le financement permettra d’établir un comité d’adaptation de la maind’œuvre, qui comprendra des représentants de l’industrie et du gouvernement. Le comité cherchera à trouver une solution à la pénurie de main-d’œuvre. « L’industrie du camionnage contribue à un réseau de transport multimodal intégré et joue

un rôle important dans l’économie du NouveauBrunswick », a affirmé le ministre des Transports et de l’Infrastructure, Bill Fraser, qui a également assisté à la rencontre. «  Voilà pourquoi nous sommes heureux d’être à la table, de travailler à la recherche d’une solution qui permettra aux camionneurs et à leurs clients de se concentrer sur leurs activités. » «  L’engagement que le gouvernement provincial a pris de s’attaquer aux pénuries de main-d’œuvre est une importante initiative qui sera menée en

partenariat avec l’industrie du camionnage », a dit le directeur général de l’Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association, Jean-Marc Picard. «  Ce financement permettra de faire connaître les possibilités que nous offrons et d’élaborer également une initiative stratégique pour l’avenir. Nos défis à recruter des travailleurs qualifiés ont été bien documentées au cours des années, et ce partenariat avec le gouvernement provincial est juste ce dont nous avons besoin pour améliorer la situation. L’industrie du camionnage transporte

toutes nos marchandises chaque jour pour les NéoBrunswickois; il est donc important de trouver des personnes pour occuper ces emplois. » Le secteur du transport et de l’entreposage a représenté 4,8 pour cent du produit intérieur brut réel du Nouveau-Brunswick en 2014, soit des activités économiques d’une valeur de près de 1,3 milliard de dollars. En 2015, environ 5,5 pour cent des travailleurs du Nouveau-Brunswick, soit plus de 19 000 personnes, étaient employés dans ce secteur.



Nouveau VP, Logistique et Expansion commerciale


onsolidated Fastfrate (Fastfrate) annonce avec plaisir la nomination de Michael Adams au poste de vice-président, Logistique et Expansion commerciale. M. Adams travaillera à partir du siège social de Fastfrate, à Woodbridge en Ontario. M.  Adams a passé plus de 22  ans avec le Canadien Pacifique, où il a occupé des postes aux responsabilités progressives en marketing, en vente, en gestion de l’actif et en service à la clientèle.

Pendant plusieurs années, à l’époque où Fastfrate a fait la transition vers le transport intermodal dans les années 1990, il a été le principal contact entre la société et le CP. Plus récemment, il a dirigé une société de logistique pétrolière et gazière du secteur médian établie à Calgary, en Alberta. Michael détient une maîtrise en administration des affaires de l’Ivey Business School de l’University of Western Ontario. Selon le PDG de Fastfrate, Ron Tepper : «?Mike

et moi-même comptons plus de 20 années de parcours, et je suis très heureux de le voir intégrer notre équipe.?» En plus de diriger les services de logistique intégrée de Fastfrate, M.  Adams jouera un rôle déterminant pour faire changer la perception à notre égard. D’abord fournisseur de services de livraison de chargements partiels par route et par rail, nous sommes aussi une entreprise qui élabore des solutions de logistique de bout en bout afin de

mieux gérer la chaîne d’approvisionnement de nos clients. Nous avons tranquillement excellé dans ce secteur plus complexe qui permet de résoudre des problèmes d’espace... il est temps de mieux faire connaître cet aspect de notre travail à nos clients.?» Fastfrate Integrated Logistics, un volet de notre société en forte croissance, est la division de courtage non fondée sur l’actif de la société. Son chiffre d’affaires a triplé au cours de la dernière

année, et Fastfrate a mis en place d’importantes personnes partout au pays pour favoriser encore plus la croissance de cette division spécialisée. Consolidated Fastfrate est une entreprise de transport en chargements partiels exploitée et détenue par des Canadiens. Elle propose des services diversifiés qui touchent tous les aspects de la chaîne d’approvisionnement de ses clients. Fastfrate possède ses propres installations, adjacentes aux

gares de triage de grands centres, de Vancouver jusqu’à St-John’s, TNL. La société célèbre cette année 50 années de service et offre des services de transport par rail et par route, des services d’entreposage, de distribution, de logistique, de transbordement, de factage, des opérations spéciales, et, à partir d’octobre 2016, des services de transports transfrontaliers en chargements partiels. Pour tout savoir sur Fastfrate, visitez



Tremcar fabrique des citernes vacuum


u cours de l’été, Tremcar a livré sa plus récente citerne vacuum à Enviro Urgence. La compagnie a déjà développée plusieurs modèles pour l’industrie sanitaire et environnementale. Cette nouvelle citerne confirme le leadership de Tremcar dans la fabrication de citerne haut de gamme.

Avec les années, Tremcar a développé une expertise dans l’industrie pour la fabrication de différentes unités vacuum telles que les camions vac pour toilettes portatives, fosses septiques et égouts municipal. Tremcar a raffiné son expertise en construisant des produits vac avec réservoir combiné, des hydro-

excavatrices et le dernier modèle, le Wet & Dry DOT 412 pour le nettoyage des résidus liquides ou solides et matières dangereuses. Ce camion-vacuum certifié DOT / TC-412, ASME U-Stamp est conçu pour nettoyer les déchets industriels et commerciaux dangereux et non dangereux. L’unité hautement spécialisé est bâti con-

formément aux normes environnementales les plus strictes. La citerne est montée sur un châssis en acier inoxydable avec des arrimages en acier inoxydable. L’équipement de pompage fonctionne à partir de 1800 CFM à 6500 CFM avec un boîtier de transfert. La pompe à palettes pour la pres-

sion: à un entraînement hydraulique d’écoulement d’air de 512 CFM avec un silencieux de capture d’huile. Le système de filtration avec sac filtrant est muni d’un système d’impulsion automatique. En ce qui concerne le boom, nous avons de multiples configurations (conception et taille) disponibles pour répondre

aux besoins des clients. En exposition au mois de novembre, notre Hydro-excavatrice sera au Centre international à Toronto dans le cadre du Waste and Recycling Expo Show. Réjean Croteau, notre spécialiste du vacuum chez Tremcar se fera un plaisir de discuter davantage de nos produits vacuums.


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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












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

RoadKing Travel Centre Strathcona Inc.

Petro Canada Southcoast Petroleum Ltd.

Brandon Husky Travel Centre

Edmundston Truck Stop

1990-18th Street North Brandon, MB R7C 1B3 Tel: 204.728.7387

Exit 19, 100 Grey Rock Road Edmundston, NB E7C 0B6 Tel: 506.737.2010 Fax: 506.737.2015

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

Cougar Fuels Ltd.


26 Strathmoor Drive Sherwood Park, AB T8H 2B6 Tel: 780.417.9400 Fax: 780.417.9449


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

Salisbury Big Stop



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

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.


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


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


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

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

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


Chilliwack Petro-Pass 45461 Yale Road West Chilliwack, BC V2R 4J3 Tel: 604.795.9421 Fax: 604.792.8931 Commercial cardlock open 24hrs, 7 days, convenience store open MonFri, 8 am-5 pm, washrooms.

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




Morris Husky

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


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


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


store, showers, laundry facilities, free overnight parking.


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

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



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

Truro Heights Big Stop


Open 24-7, convenience store, fast food, ATM & washrooms.

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




Petro Canada Exit 450, 2600 Mountain Road Moncton, NB E1G 3T6 Tel: 506.859.6000 Fax: 506.859.6005


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 T1A 7T9 Tel: 403.527.6411 Fax: 403.529.1660 Showers. 34    November 2016

Cool Creek Agencies

Husky Travel Centre

1340 Trans Canada Hwy 7985 Lickman Road Sicamous, BC V0G 2V0 Tel: 250.836.4675 Chilliwack, BC V2R 3Z9 Fax: 280.836.2230 Tel: 604.795.5335 Contact: Shelley Arvandel Fax: 604.794.5080 Open 24-7, restaurant (6 Full-service islands, driver's lounge am-10pm), convenience store, & game room, convenience store, showers, laundry facilities, parking, showers, laundry facilities, parking photocopier, oil products, ATM & fax & CAT scale. machine.

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

Tobique One Stop

Antrim Truck Stop

580 White Lake Road Arnprior, ON K7S 3G9 Tel: 613.623.3003 Fax: 613.623.1003 Toll Free: 866.334.4775 Open 24-7, full-service islands, Open 24-7, full-service islands, restaurant, convenience store, driver's lounge with large screen, showers, overnight parking, driver's restaurant, satellite TV, convenience lounge, CAT scale, garage service store, showers, laundry, parking & facilities, tire service, Western Star free high-speed internet. truck dealer. Exit 115, Perth-Andover, NB E7H 0A1 Tel: 506.273.9682 Fax: 506.273.9682







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

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


730 Truck Stop Hwy 401, Exit 730, 2085 Shanly Road Cardinal, ON K0C 1E0 Tel: 613.657.3019 Open 24 hrs, restaurant, convenience store, washrooms, showers, overnight parking & driver's lounge.

Kingston Husky Truck Stop Hwy 401, Exit 632, 2054 Joyceville Road Joyceville, ON K0H 1Y0 Tel: 613.542.3468


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


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


Angelo’s Truck Stop

Quick 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.

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

220 Highway 17 West Nairn Centre, ON P0M 2L0 Tel: 705.869.4100 Fax: 705.869.6796 X


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



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



Johnny’s Gas Bar 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.

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

Bay Truck Stop


Trucker’s Haven

Open 24-7, full-service islands, restaurant, convenience store, showers, parking & truck repairs within 2 km.

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


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


2154 Riverside Drive Timmins, ON P4N 7C5 Tel: 705.268.3400 Fax: 705.267.7231 Open 24-7, restaurant, convenience store, ATM & showers.


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

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



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

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. SASKATCHEWAN



Estevan Husky Travel Centre Ultramar



Shell Travel Centre

3060 Hwy 11 North North Bay, ON P1B 8K2 Tel: 705.474.8410 Fax: 705.495.4076 Toll Free: 888.474.8410

Esso Truck Stop Herb’s Travel Plaza






Hwy 400 & 88, 3479 Simcoe County Radd 88 Bradford, ON L3Z 2A4 Tel: 905.775.5794

Jeremy’s Truck Stop & Country Restaurant


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.

Bradford Husky Travel Centre


QEW, Exit 5, 1637 Pettit Road Fort Erie, ON L2A 5M4 Tel: 905.994.8293 Open 24 hrs, restaurant, washrooms, showers, overnight parking & driver's lounge.


Ultramar Hwy 401, Exit 464, 2211 County Road 28 Port Hope, ON L1A 3W4 Tel: 905.885.4600 Open 24 hrs, lunch counter, convenience store, washrooms, showers, driver's lounge & shorttime parking.


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

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


Husky Bulk Sales 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


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



Petro Canada-Petro Pass 402-51st Street East Saskatoon, SK S7K 7L1 Tel: 306.934.6766 Fax: 306.668.6110 Driver's lounge, convenience store, laundry facilities, ATM, showers, scale & parking.


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

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

Husky Travel Centre 1510 South Service Road West (Trans Canada Hwy 1 West) Swift Current, SK S9H 3T1 Tel: 306.773.6444 November 2016   35



Enforce Circle Checks With Technology



s your management tired of chasing your drivers around the yard and enforcing safety rules? Your managers say, “Please put on your

safety vest!” or “Please don’t wear slippers in the yard anymore!” or “Please complete your pre-trip. Check your wheels and tires!” These are just some of the reminders delivered by management daily. Many managers feel no different than parents who continuously preach to their children only to have their advice ignored the minute supervision is not present. It is for this reason that consistency in quality equipment inspections is very hard to achieve and causing CVOR scores to suffer. Most will agree that if drivers know that they

are being observed, and their every action documented, that their behavior tends to change. Circle check inspection duration goes up from none (or few minutes) to 15-20 minutes instantly if there is awareness that someone is watching. But how does one observe every driver and his actions while on site? Some carriers are installing dozens of cameras and placing them strategically throughout the facility to ensure that all activity is captured. CCTV systems are no longer criminal deterrents and are now commonly used for safety and


Winter Preparation Tips



his year we are in for a pretty bad winter, according to the experts. With that in mind, it is important to know how to be as safe as possible while out on the roads. Here are a few tips to help you prepare for Canada’s favourite season. As we move forward into the winter months it is important to keep up with the greasing of steer axles as a preventive measure against corrosion. Grease will also help by providing resistance from the chemicals used to remove and melt snow on the roads. Also, it’s an excellent idea to ensure that the grease is fresh in all the bushing areas as this helps im-

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prove the longevity of the

in the operation of the

bushing life as well as the tie rod ends. Monitoring your tire’s pressure is another preventative measure in your efforts to reduce tire wear and extend the life of the rubber. The cold decreases the pressure which in turn reduces fuel economy. Be sure to get those winter tires on and make sure the pressure is set to the correct PSI. Another helpful tip for your self-steer axle: make sure to keep an eye on the torpress bag and its air pressure. The colder weather can certainly affect this, but if you find you’re having some issues

axle, try reducing the pressure bit by bit to ensure you’re getting solid performance out on the road. There is also a dust shield that we’ve developed here at Ingersoll Axles for the WABCO PAN 22 disc brakes. Being of our own design, we offer it as a component that integrates with our SmartSteer Axle to prevent contamination from reaching and building up between the brake pads and rotor. It is highly recommended for extreme duty situations, and it can be quite effective in winter conditions as well. Stay safe this winter!


compliance monitoring and enforcement. Management now has the option to watch, document and record how inspections are conducted by drivers and use the footage for training purposes as well. When speakers are installed, you can even voice-down circle checks which don’t meet industry’s best practises. Some managers create spreadsheets and input driver’s inspection duration in order to compare it to previous months. Once the data is entered, it is then compared to group averages. “If you can measure it, you can control it,” says my colleague Rino Muzzin, a former Toronto Transportation Club President and industry veteran. “Take the data and compare it month over month and see if the inspection duration has gone up from an average of 5 minutes to 10

minutes, and then keeps climbing.” The daily hustle and bustle of running a transportation company leaves most managers with little time to constantly watch over the yard and document the driver’s activity even after a hefty 50k has been spent on a new CCTV system. Hiring more bodies to supervise inspections and driver’s conduct in the yard is also difficult as the industry wide low margins are leaving many folks working harder than ever for the same pay. I am blessed to be part of a team that developed a great solution to the challenge of enforcing safety inspections at terminals across Canada. With no upfront cost to the carrier, Birdseye Solutions offers an average of $50,000 worth of CCTV equipment strategically installed at any given truck yard with zero upfront costs. The

equipment is then linked to both the management’s computers and a single dedicated off-site monitoring agent that represents a single carrier only. In essence, the off-site agent is just another employee of the carrier trained to be familiar with the company’s specific protocols. When management does not have time to observe their own cameras, it turns the task over to the dedicated agent working out of a monitoring station for an hourly rate that is substantially lower than what is typically paid for entry-level staff. The dedicated agent takes on the responsibility of making reports as per management’s requests as well as keeping the facility secure from trespassers. Mike Grabovica is General Manager of Birdseye Solutions and can be reached at: www.birdseye. ca, 1.888.414.6712.



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n December 1, 2016, the North American lubricants industry will witness its biggest specification overhaul in history with the launch of the new API heavy duty diesel engine oil categories: CK-4 and FA-4. After several years in development, these new oils mark a significant step-change for the industry as it meets the Greenhouse Gas Phase 2 requirements to reduce carbon emissions and fuel consumption. Original Equipment

Manufacturers (OEMs) are also responding to this legislation by developing smaller, more efficient engines that can run on lower viscosity oils which, in turn, can deliver improved fuel economy. The API has responded to these demands by developing two new subcategories of engine oils. This means that, for the first time, fleet managers and independent owner operators will be faced with two more options from their oil suppliers. It is important to understand the differences between the classifications: API CK-4 oils have been designed to meet 2017

model year on-highway and Tier 4 non-road exhaust emission standards. This category will offer backwards compatibility to the previous categories (e.g. CJ-4, CI-4+ etc.), allowing use in the vast majority of older diesel engine vehicles while offering increased performance and protection gains, as well as the ability to extend the intervals required between oil changes. API FA-4 oils have limited backwards compatibility with older engines as they are specifically designed for newer engines designed to meet new legislation around emissions and fuel econ-

omy. They will operate at a lower viscosity, meaning less friction in the engine and a reduction in fuel consumption, while still offering increased levels of wear protection. Future heavy duty vehicles will be designed to comply with this specification to offer even higher levels of efficiency. The new oil classifications will not affect every business the same and some fleets may only see a small impact. Drivers will need to consider which is most suitable for their vehicles, depending on the age of their truck and the ability of the engines to run on lower viscosity

oils. We strongly advise fleet operators to consult their engine/vehicle OEM manuals to ensure that they are using the correct oil for their vehicle. Our expectation is that the majority of OEMs will recommend API CK-4 oils as the next step up from CJ4, due to their backwards compatibility. As the FA-4 oils have specifically been designed for some 2017 on-highway engines, we expect to see adoption of this category build from January onwards as OEMs release their recommendations. We anticipate the adoption of FA-4 oils will increase each year as fleet owners see the poten-

tial cost benefits they can achieve, and OEMs design improved engines to meet legislation standards. At Petro-Canada Lubricants, we have put much of our expertise and resources into delivering the next generation of DURON™ engine oils to make the world’s heavy duty vehicles run better, cleaner and more efficiently. Our DURON™ Next Generation product line has been formulated to deliver enhanced durability and help protect engines in the toughest environments. For more information, please visit



BlackBerry Radar Deployed with Caravan


aterloo, Ontario – BlackBerry Limited (NASDAQ: BBRY; TSX: BB), a global software leader in securing, connecting and mobilizing enterprises, is pleased to announce its end-to-end asset tracking solution, BlackBerry® Radar™, has

been deployed with Caravan Transport Group Inc. Built on the company’s cloud-based Internet of Things (IoT) software platform, BlackBerry Radar is an innovative ‘Smart Trailer’ software

and hardware solution that will enable one of Canada’s premier, crossborder transportation carriers to receive rich information to help improve efficiency and overall utilization of its fleet. Installed in minutes, the BlackBerry Radar device includes an intelligent array of sensors that collects and reports readings more often than any other self-powered solution on the market today. Realtime trailer and cargo status details include the location of trailers and

cargo, the status of the trailer door being opened or closed, whether the trailers are empty or loaded, temperature, humidity and much more. Furthermore, all data is communicated securely to the IoT cloud platform maintaining the privacy of the user’s data. Caravan’s fleet operation managers, load planners, and dispatchers can securely access this information stored in the cloud from a notebook, desktop, tablet or smartphone equipped with a web browser for

immediate analysis, decision-making and reporting – ultimately making profitable decisions for the organization and bringing added value to its customers. “Taking time, money and guesswork out of the supply chain is a top priority for leaders across the transportation and logistics industry,” said Derek Kuhn, Senior Vice President of IoT for BlackBerry. “The current method of obtaining information about a trailer or intermodal container

no longer works in today’s connected world, because this data is typically not real-time or updated frequently enough to make timely decisions. To solve this issue, BlackBerry leveraged its extensive technology portfolio and deep expertise in security, mobility and enterprise software to innovate and develop BlackBerry Radar, which is designed to bring decision makers and operators near real-time information, analytics and reports to boost oper-

ational efficiencies.” “Running a fleet of ‘Smart Trailers’ has been a vision of ours for a while, but it wasn’t until we met with BlackBerry did we think it could come to fruition,” said John Iwaniura, President, of the Caravan Group of Companies. To learn more about BlackBerry Radar and the company’s IoT Platform, please visit http:// or email radar@blackberry. com.



Ridewell Bus Suspension Adapted for Agricultural Equipment Application


pringfield, Missouri – Ridewell Suspensions has made its first steps into the Agricultural Equipment Industry by adapting its lightweight bus suspension to an agriculture spray system for orchards. Working closely with the manufacturer, Ridewell replaced the steel spring suspension

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with an adaptation of the RAD-238 8K bus suspension. Changing to an air ride suspension provided two key improvements to the enclosed cab, self-propelled sprayer system. The company could increase the sprayer tank capacity, to a 500 gallon maximum, while significantly increas-

ing ride comfort. Unlike a steel spring suspension, the driver can adjust the air springs to compensate for the changing terrain and the weight loss as liquid levels decrease. Ridewell also designed a heavy duty cross channel for the sprayer system to use in place of a supporting frame cross mem-

ber, changing the attachment of the axle assembly to the suspension. Eliminating the frame cross member provided room to install the spray tank as well as the liquid and air system tubing for various boom configurations. The suspension is designed for a 34” frame width. A non-dump ver-

sion of the Extreme Air® H e i g h t C o n t r o l Va l v e (HCV) allows the driver to adjust the chassis height and ride comfort during spraying operations. The RAD-238 lightweight bus suspension was originally release in August 1997. A steerable version (RAS) of the suspension is also available.

Ridewell manufactures suspensions for the truck, trailer, bus, and RV industries worldwide. For more information, contact Ridewell Suspensions, P.O. Box 4586, Springfield, MO 65808. Please call 800.641.4122, email info@ridewellcorp. com or visit




Road Salt or Road Brine… Winter is Coming!



o matter the type or method that your local road/ highway crew chooses to manage ice and snow on the roads, the method will have an impact on the undercarriage of your

vehicles. According to a study by School Bus Fleet Magazine, a survey across North America had some stunning results. In the survey 81% of the respondents encountered salt on their roads, 19% did not encounter any salt on their roads: Average bus retirement age: Large Bus with salt/ Brine - 14.1 years, Large Bus without salt/brine 18.3 years. That is an average of almost 25% longer life for a bus! What does that mean? Well, for anyone washing and eliminating salt/brine from their vehicles, they can extend the life of their fleet by 25%. We have to

believe this would be true. To truly eliminate the harmful effects of salt and brine an undercarriage spray system is required. There are more and more simpler systems available that can help these situations immensely. How you wash and eliminate salt/brine all depends on the methods you are willing to invest in.

How do you wash today? Mobile Spray Company in your yard - do they clean underneath your vehicles? Public Wash - do they have the option of undercarriage spray? Your Own Wash Bay do you have the time and energy to invest in this cleaning? How do you wash your trucks today? Can you do

better? 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. aw a s h North America’s leader in Fleet Washing Solutions.



Tips for Improving Fuel Economy


ubrication can play a key role in enhancing fuel economy potential. In fact, compared to conventional, mineral-based lubricants, “using low viscosity, synthetic lubricants in the engine crankcase, rear axle, and transmission can improve fuel economy potential by about 3 percent, saving nearly 485 gallons of fuel and eliminating five metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions from a typical combination truck each year,” says the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Smart Way Program. Many successful fleets across Canada, like Danfreight Systems (DFS), have also seen first-hand how Mobil Delvac™ synthetic lubricants can help enhance fuel economy and deliver other benefits. However, lubrication is just one way to help enhance fuel economy potential. Following these other tips can help, too: Watch your speed: At slow speeds, there is little air resistance. However, air resistance typically increases at a rate of nearly double the increase in

your vehicle’s speed. For example, doubling your truck’s speed from 65 (km/hr) to 130 (km/hr) takes nearly four times more power. Proper tire inflation: Fuel economy is typically reduced by 1 percent for every 10 psi that a truck’s tires are underinflated, according to estimates from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Association (FMSCA), a unit of the United States Department of Transportation. If you can prevent it ‘don’t idle’: It’s estimated that every hour of idle time in a long-haul operation can decrease fuel economy by 1 percent because you’re burning fuel and not moving. Don’t roll down the windows: open windows create excess drag on the vehicle, forcing your engine to work harder - often using air conditioning is a more efficient way to stay cool. Visit to learn more about how Mobil Delvac™ synthetic lubricants can help your fleet optimize drain intervals and enhance fuel economy potential.


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Heed Winter Cautions


very year industry publications are full of articles cautioning drivers about winter preparedness and we are no exception. As weather conditions change for the worse, precautions need to be put in place. I asked drivers how they respond to the coming changes. This is what some of them had to say.

DAVE KEMPT is about as seasoned a driver as they get. He has run through British Columbia and Alaska and has waited on roadsides, sometimes days at a time, for avalanche fallouts to be cleared away. Today, still, he hauls petroleum products to the far reaches of Northern Ontario hours past Pickle Lake. “Make sure you have better tires for the winter and that the outside and undercarriage of the truck is clean and in good working order. I carry chains for tricky situations such as when going into mines and dealing with the rough terrain. As for heightened stress, there is certainly that as well. Even in good weather four wheelers are pretty fearless nowadays and truckers have to be careful. Few people have respect for truckers and what we are trying to do. They pass on the right, on hills and on bends. I also carry a lot of food in the truck. Driving is a very stressful job so it’s important not to get too upset. Take it as it comes.”

CHARLES BRAME, another long distance driver and petroleum hauler, follows the same philosophy of relaxing to reduce stress. “I let everybody go by and stay back a healthy distance. Sometimes it’s important to pull over and take a half hour off because you can’t let other drivers affect your own driving,” he said in response to the annoyance careless drivers can cause. Charles takes a well rounded approach. “I prepare myself mentally, and once winter comes I don’t even care about the money anymore. I take my time and I make sure I have everything I need. I also think long ahead about where I’m going to stop for the night.” He also makes sure the truck is ready for cold weather challenges: “Trucks can be underpowered for the load they’re carrying. I make sure my rig is well heated because if I’m going up a hill with a load and it is cold outside, I won’t make it if the truck is cold. It’s dangerous out there and it’s important to maintain a safe distance between vehicles. You can’t let people affect how you drive."

JOE DESROCHERS, on his way to Timmins on Highway 144, “everyone’s favourite stretch of road,” he said, facetiously referring to the highway’s notoriously narrow road and lack of shoulders, urged common sense and preparedness. “You have to be prepared out there for longer waits due to accidents and weather. Make sure the truck is well greased and get everything ready before the nasty weather arrives. Good winter tires are required for better grip, especially on sand and gravel back roads where you need more traction. Be sure to slow down, keep eyes wide open, and anticipate what other people are doing. When coming into heavier traffic on slippery roads you have to watch the cars in front of you. Sometimes they don’t know what’s coming when we do from our higher vantage point.”

D AV E M E I L L E R , a Northern Ontario-based newer driver who loves the profession, shares similar views. “The best thing to do is leave enough space between other trucks and cars. Mirrors get frozen and it’s hard to see what’s going on. Straps also freeze and loads get full of ice. It’s especially bad with pipes, which also freeze, causing the load to get slippery as well. In hard braking situations frozen pipes under the protection of frozen straps can slip against the back of the cab." ••• Contact me to share your views at



CTA Taps Laskowski to Succeed Bradley


ancouver, British Columbia - The Board of Directors of the Canadian Trucking Alliance reached into its current ranks by announcing Stephen Laskowski will become its next President and CEO on January 1st, 2018, after the alliance’s current chief retires. The Board made its de40    November 2016

cision on October 6 in Vancouver at the annual CTA fall meeting. Laskowski, who is c u r r e n t l y C TA’s S e n ior Vice President and David Bradley’s number two in charge, has over 22 years of experience representing the industry and is well-respected in policy circles. “It’s a great honour to

represent this industry and do it on a national basis,” Laskowski told a meeting room full of CTA board members. “I love this industry. The CTA staff and I are very privileged to represent you. Moving forward, the staff and I are eager to work together as an alliance, with the provincial associations, and with

each provincial board to represent carriers from coast to coast.” Added CTA’s Chairman, Gene Orlick, of Calgarybased Orlick’s Transport: “We are excited by today’s announcement. Steve has been groomed for the job and he is the ideal person to lead CTA into the future and maintain the outstanding level

of service to the industry which CTA is known for. We should be very proud of him and the CTA staff.” “Steve has a proven track record as an effective advocate for the industry and a terrific leader for the staff,” says David Bradley. “His appointment means a smooth leadership transition and continued suc-

cess for CTA. Similar to his predecessor, Laskowski will hold the top job at both CTA and the Ontario Trucking Association. Stephen holds a Masters of Public Administration from the University of Western Ontario. He and his wife Milena reside in Burlington, Ontario and have one daughter.



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A Accutrac Capital Solutions Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . 1, 7 Autobahn Tires & Retread . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

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B Bennetts Power Service Products. 16, 23, 36, 51 Benson Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 BorgWarner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Bryson & Assoc. Insurance Brokers Ltd. . . . . . . 1

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C C.U.T.C. Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Caravan Group of Companies . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Carmen Transportation Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Continental Tire the Americas, LLC . . . . . . . . . . 2 Contract Express Limited . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38

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D Diesel Spec Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Domar Transmission Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

E Erb Group of Companies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Execucor Financial Limited . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

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

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G Gear Centre Group. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43

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I International Truckload Services Inc.. . . . . . . . 46

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

K Kindersley Transport Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50

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L Laidlaw Carriers Van GP Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Les Enterprises NAMA Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Lucas Oil Products. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

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M Minimizer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

N Newman Insurance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Newton’s Electric Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10

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P Polar Mobility Research Ltd. . . . . . . . . . 8, 16, 46

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

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R Ryder Logistics & Transportation. . . . . . . . . . . 39

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S Shell Lubricants. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Sirius XM Canada Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

T TA Travel Centres Canada. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8, 14 The Rosedale Group. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Traction Truck Parts & TruckPro . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Transcourt Tank Leasing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 TransX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Tremcar Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

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V Ver-X Direct . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20

W Walmart Fleet. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Wilson Truck Lines. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49

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Alternators & Fan Drives BorgWarner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Brakes Services TA Travel Centres Canada. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Compliance Services Ver-X Direct . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Diesel Performance Products Diesel Spec Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Drivetrain Products Gear Centre Group. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Employment Opportunities Caravan Group of Companies . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Carmen Transportation Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Contract Express Limited . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Erb Group of Companies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 International Truckload Services Inc.. . . . . . . . 46 Kindersley Transport Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Laidlaw Carriers Van GP Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Ryder Logistics & Transportation. . . . . . . . . . . 39 The Rosedale Group. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 TransX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Walmart Fleet. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Wilson Truck Lines. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Xan Systems Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Factoring & Finance Accutrac Capital Solutions Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . 1, 7 Execucor Financial Limited . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 J D Factors Corporation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1, 3 Fleet Safety TA Travel Centres Canada. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Fuel Additives Bennetts Power Service Products. 16, 23, 36, 51 Heating Sales & Service Polar Mobility Research Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . 8, 16 Insurance Brokers Bryson & Assoc. Insurance Brokers Ltd. . . . . . . 1 Newman Insurance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Lubricants Lucas Oil Products. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Shell Lubricants. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Permits & Waivers C.U.T.C. Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Fleet-Tax Services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Refrigeration Systems Polar Mobility Research Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Satellite Radio Sirius XM Canada Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Safety Inspections TA Travel Centres Canada. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Starters & Alternators Newton’s Electric Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Tanker Leasing Transcourt Tank Leasing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Tanker Manufacturing & Sales Tremcar Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Tarps & Tarping Systems Quick Draw Tarps. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Tire Manufacturers Continental Tire the Americas, LLC . . . . . . . . . . 2 Tire Sales & Service Autobahn Tires & Retread . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Benson Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Transmission Sales & Service Domar Transmission Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Truck Parts & Accessories Minimizer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Traction Truck Parts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Truck & Trailer Repairs TruckPro. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Weigh Scales (On Board) Les Enterprises NAMA Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 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





Geeraert Mechanical Service

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


Truck Zone Inc. 15816 – 111th Avenue NW Edmonton, AB T5M 2R8 Tel: 780.451.0225


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


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

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


Two Hills Auto & Industrial Supply Ltd. 4909 55th Avenue Two Hills, AB T0B 4K0 Tel: 780.657.3304 BRITISH COLUMBIA


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

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


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



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


Gearheads Truck Repair 10862 Clairmont Frontage Road Fort St. John, BC V1J 4M7 Tel: 250.262.4327


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


4950 Jordan Avenue Nanaimo, BC V9T 2H8 Tel: 250.758.8004


Total Truck Ltd.

P. M. Industries Ltd. 1785 Mills Road Sidney, BC V8L 5S9 Tel: 250.656.1689


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

9103 – 75th Street Peace River, AB T8S 1T2 Tel: 780.624.8655


Total Works Truck Equipment

RED DEER 7719 Edgar Industrial Drive, 10 Red Deer, AB T4P 3R2 Tel: 403.358.5335 #


Partco Truck Parts & Service 20 West Road Industrial Park Sundre, AB T0M 1X0 Toll Free: 800.372.7826 Tel: 403.638.3414 44    November 2016

2126 Logan Avenue Winnipeg, MB R2R 0J2 Tel: 204.694.2390

501 Middleton Avenue Brandon, MB R7C 1A8 Tel: 204.728.3821

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

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

Smith’s Diesel


L.C.D. Entreprise Ltée 460 Chemin Mont Farlagne Saint-Jacques, NB E7B 2X1 Tel: 506.736.6310


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


Boudreau Développement 2000 Ltée 2778 Rue Principale Tracadie-Sheila, NB E1X 1G5 Tel: 506.394.2000

Oneida Truck & Trailer 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


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



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


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

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


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

Thur Heavy Truck & Trailer Repair

Ken Lapain & Sons Ltd 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


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


437136 Hawn Drive New Liskeard, ON P0J 1P0 Tel: 705.647.8707

Équipements Industriels BDL (Baie-Comeau) Inc.

Pioneer Diesel 2008 Ltd.


K.I.D. Truck & Trailer Service 1090 South Service Road East, Unit A Oakville, ON L6J 2X8 Toll Free: 800.265.6291 Tel: 905.842.2942


Quality Truck Repair Inc.

Brockville Tractor Trailer Maintenance (2001) Ltd.



7887 Rue Grenache, Porte 39 Anjou, QC H1J 1C4 Tel: 514.643.3037

3915 Keele Street Downsview, ON M3J 1N6 Tel: 416.638.5963


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


Parent Mechanical

North Keele Auto Truck & Car Repair Centre Ltd.


Fleetline Parts & Service Ltd.


840 Colonel Sam Drive, Oshawa, ON L1H 8A9 Tel: 905.721.2788



220 Hwy 5 North Neepawa, MB R0J 1H0 Tel: 204.476.3809


270 Arthur Street North Elmira, ON N3B 2Z5 Tel: 519.669.8420

107053 PTH 20 Dauphin, MB R7N 2V3 Tel: 204.638.0711

T.I.C. Parts & Service





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

PGL Truck Centre Ltd.

102 Blakeney Drive Truro, NS B2N 6Z1 Tel: 902.895.0857

A.R.J. Heavy Truck & Trailer Repair



7 Birmingham Drive Nauwigewauk, NB E5N 6Z8 Tel: 506.832.3249

Peace Truck & Trailer Ltd.

Central Alberta Heavy Duty Repair


Bay 31 – 43915 Industrial Way Chilliwack, BC V2R 3A4 Toll Free: 877.772.6255 Tel: 604.793.9660


Truck Zone Inc.


DAB’s Repair Ltd.


9122 Rock Island Road Prince George, BC V2N 5T4 Tel: 250.564.6763



Lickman Truck & Trailer Parts & Service Ltd.

P. M. Industries Ltd.




3524 County Road 26, RR 2 Prescott, ON K0E 1T0 Tel: 613.925.2889


Sudbury Truck & Trailer Centre Inc. 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


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


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

225 Claireport Crescent Toronto, ON M9W 6P7 Tel: 416.679.1765

Centre de Pièces Industrielles Mistassini

Popular Tire Sales & Service


Greig Truck & Trailer 2 Foster Stearns Road Trenton, ON K8V 5R8 Tel: 613.394.5005


Mobile Mechanical Services 11769 Hwy 64 Verner, ON P0H 2M0 Tel: 705.594.1319 P.E.I.


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


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


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

TruckPro Locations





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


Marick Diesel Inc.

849 Chemin Benoît Mont-Saint-Hilaire, QC J3G 4S6 Tel: 450.714.0633


Ressorts Montréal-Nord Ltée Ressorts Industriels Inc./ 8065 Henri-Bourassa Est 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


Rock Division Mécanique 90 rue Jacques-Nau Lévis, QC G6V 9J4 Tel: 418.833.9494


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


Services R.M. 2000 Inc. 3125-A Boul. Industriel, C.P 1000 Matagami, QC J0Y 2A0 Tel: 819.739.2000


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


Montréal, QC H1E 2Z3 Tel: 514.643.1121 —

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



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


Drolet Ressorts Inc. 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 Tel: 418.681.2226

Les Ateliers de Réparation B & R Ltée


354 Boulevard des Ruisseaux Mont-Laurier, QC J9L 0H6 Tel: 819.623.2457

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

Garage TGB/CF







Centre du ressort Lamarche Inc

Ressorts d’Auto et Camion Rock Inc.

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


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


Ressorts Juteau Inc 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.

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


Mécamobile Inc. 623 Rue Gaétan Sallaberry-de-Valleyfield, QC J6S 0A7 Tel: 450.371.5921


Garage JPS

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


Garage M. St-Yves 211 Rue St-Anne Yamachiche, QC G0X 3L0 Tel: 819.296.2122 SASKATCHEWAN




795 Ch. du Grand-Bernier Nord Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, QC J3B 8H7 Tel: 450.349.5893

Mécanique et Soudure MF Inc.



270 Chemin McIntyre Stanstead-Est, QC J0B 3E0 Tel: 819.876.7997

Saint-Laurent Suspensions Inc.

Garage M. St-Yves

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

8560 Boulevard Parent Trois-Rivières, QC G9A 5E1 Tel: 819.374.1122

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




300 Monseigneur Desranleau Sorel-Tracy, QC J3P 7Y6 Tel: 450.742.2764

AG-Line International Limited


Centre du Camion Pelletier (Sept-Îles) Inc.

Mécanique Générale MPC Rive-Sud Inc.

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

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



A-Line Frame & Alignment Services Ltd.

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

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

374 Avenue Jolliet Sept-Îles, QC G4R 2B2 Tel: 418.962.5225


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


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

Finning 2635 North Service Road West Swift Current, SK S9H 5L4 Tel: 306.773.3240


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


CTA & CCOHS Sign Health & Safety MOU


amilton, Ontario – The Canadian Tr u c k i n g A l l i ance (CTA) and the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) on October 20 signed the first-ever memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the two organizations. The MOU is meant to increase awareness for improved workplace safety

in the trucking industry, which, despite ongoing efforts among carriers to heighten health and safety, continues to suffer from high workplace injury and fatality rates. The MOU signed today by CTA Senior Vice-President Stephen Laskowski and CCOHS President Gareth Jones builds from the commitment both organizations have

expressed in working together to develop and implement programs and activities to uphold and improve occupational health and safety in the trucking industry. “The signing of the MOU signals our industry’s commitment to workplace health and safety. We are fortunate to have found such a willing and capable partner in

CCOHS,” says Laskowski. As part of this new partnership, CTA and CCOHS will strive to promote health and safety best practices and comprehension of federal labour standards through new and innovative programs and products, including customizable training, e-learning and app/portal tools, statistics and data mining, health plan/

policy development and certification programs. The MOU will also have a strong provincial component aimed at providing targeted support where it is needed most. “Through the MOU, each of the provincial trucking associations in the CTA federation will have direct access to CCOHS resources and staff to recognize their own prior-

ity areas in each province and to identify the tools the industry needs to address those issues,” added Laskowski. The MOU, which was signed today at the CCOHS head office in Hamilton, will be reviewed and amended on an ongoing basis to ensure the partnership between the two organizations remains strong and productive.


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Why Have Coconut Oil in the Home?



oconut oil is one oil I could not do without. It has so many uses and virgin coconut oil is non-chemical and non-toxic. While multiple companies manufacture and market “new and improved” consumer goods that we use every day, such as soap, toothpaste, deodorant and body lotion, one of the best and most natural products has been right under our noses, so to speak. Coconut oil is an amazingly versatile, therapeutic, and very economical substance with a mild pleasant scent. Coconut oil, like butter, is a solid substance, melting to a liquid form when it reaches about 76 degrees. Always buy organic coconut oil. First, it helps to understand how your coconut oil is produced. Commercial grade coconut oil is made from copra, which is the dried meat of the coconut. It’s usually smoke, sun, or kiln-dried or a combination of the three. But when standard copra is used to make coconut oil, it’s not sterile and therefore unsuitable for human consumption. Virgin coconut oil - in comparison, like olive oil, coconut oil is best when “first-pressed” and “virgin” contains the most actual extracts. Virgin Coconut Oil can only be achieved by using fresh coconut meat or what is called non-copra. Pure coconut oil is very stable with a shelf life of several years. Raw, organic coconut oil has a plethora of benefits apart from actual ingestion. Here are a few benefits of the oil, which allows you to get rid of a number

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of chemicals in your bathroom and save a lot of money as well. Smooth shave: If you’ve been plagued by red, irritated and razor-burned skin after shaving, coconut oil is both soothing and antibacterial. Rash recovery: Other rash problems from diaper rash to mild allergic reactions can be remedied using coconut oil. Lip balm: Use coconut oil to moisturize, nourish and hydrate chapped lips. A study on the metal content in lip balm revealed lead, aluminum, cadmium, chromium and manganese in high concentrations. Facial cleanser: Effective as a face wash, mixing equal parts coconut oil and castor oil is known as oil cleansing. Massage it into your skin and remove gently with a warm washcloth. Ninety percent of the body washes and cleansers you buy contain harmful chemicals such as sodium lauryl sulfate or sodium laureth sulfate. Coconut oil can even improve acne. Makeup remover: Not only can you cleanse your face, you can use it as a natural makeup remover - even stubborn mascara and eyeliner. Night cream: While you may not want to use coconut oil under makeup, applying it lightly before bed will hydrate your skin because its fatty acids form a natural emollient. If the skin around your nails is hard and peeling, treat your cuticles to a soothing coconut oil rub to keep them soft. Deodorant: A tiny dab of coconut oil mixed with an essential oil such as lavender is very effective - so much better than the antiperspirants containing aluminum. Foot fungus fighter: Because it’s antimicrobial and antibacterial, coconut is very effective in combating athlete’s foot. Soothing bath: As an alternative to bubble baths drop a dollop of coconut

oil in your bath with a few essential oils. It’s both moisturizing and helps kill bacteria. Body scrub: Combine equal parts coconut oil with sea salt, sugar or baking soda to make a homemade scrub to soften, smoothe and moisturize your skin. Body lotion: Moisturizers you buy at the store typically contain harmful

chemicals. Coconut is a fragrant, moisturizing alternative containing none of these. Toothpaste: To combat tooth decay and even whiten teeth, make coconut oil toothpaste by mixing 1 teaspoon with 1/2 teaspoon baking soda and 2 drops of peppermint essential oil. Just brush as usual. Make the change and be

good to your body. I can be reached at



Latest Example of Quality Vacuum Tanks


ver the summer, Tremcar delivered its newest Vacuum tank for Enviro Urgence. The company has previously developed several vacuum models for the sanitary and environmental industries. The newly delivered unit confirms Tremcarís leadership in manufacturing quality tanks. Over the years, Tremcar has developed the expertise in the Vacuum industry by manufacturing different units such as portable toilet vac tanks, septic vac tanks, city sewer vac tanks combined

tank, hydro-excavator and the latest model Wet & Dry DOT 412. This one compartment, 3800 USG, DOT/TC-412, ASME U Stamp certified unit is manufactured to clean industrial and commercial hazardous and non-hazardous waste. The specialized unit is certified to meet the most stringent environmental standards. The tank is mounted on a stainless steel subframe with stainless steel tie downs. The pumping equipment runs from 1800 CFM to 6500 CFM with a transfer case. The

vane pump for pressure has a 512 CFM air flow hydraulic drive with an oil catch muffler. The filtration system is a cyclone, bag house with an automatic pulse system. As for the boom, we have multi configurations (design and size) available to meet

customer needs. Come and see our Hydro Excavator at the Waste and Recycling Expo Show, this November 9 - 10 at the International Centre in Toronto, Ontario. Reggie Croteau, our Tremcar Vacuum specialist will be glad to show you the works!




New VP of Logistics & Commercial Development


onsolidated Fastfrate (Fastfrate) is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Adams to the position of Vice President, Logistics & Commercial Development. Michael will be operating out of the Fastfrate head office in Woodbridge, Ontario. Mr. Adams spent over 22 years with Canadian

Pacific where he held progressively senior roles in Marketing & Sales, Asset Management and Customer Service. For several years, he was the key CP contact for Fastfrate when the company was transitioning to intermodal operations in the 1990’s. Most recently, he was the lead executive of a midstream oil & gas logistics company

based in Calgary, Alberta. Michael has his MBA from The Ivey Business School at the University of Western Ontario. According to Fastfrate CEO, Ron Tepper, “Mike and I go back over 20 years and I am excited about having him on board. Along with heading up Fastfrate Integrated Logistics, Mike will be a key

player in transitioning our perception in the industry as a road and rail LTL provider to an organization that develops end-to-end logistics solutions to better manage our clients’ supply chain. We have quietly excelled in this more sophisticated, problem solving space…it’s time we let more customers know about it.”

Fastfrate Integrated Logistics is the fastgrowing, non-asset based brokerage division of the company. Revenues have tripled over the last year and Fastfrate has key individuals positioned across the country to drive the further growth of this specialized division. Cross-border traffic has been a key component of their growth and according to Michael Adams, “Fastfrate has a national presence in Canada with our own facility assets in all major centres, coast to coast. This is very attractive to U.S. manufacturers and distributors shipping to Canada. Along with our network of premier carrier partners, we are about to launch a Cross-Border product offering that will give us comprehensive asset-based coverage across North America. This will be a game changer for Fastfrate and I am proud to be part of this organization as we introduce this significant addition to our service roster.” Consolidated Fastfrate is a Canadian owned and

operated LTL carrier with diversified offerings that support every aspect of their customers’ supply chain. Fastfrate has their own facilities, adjacent to CP rail yards, in major centres from Vancouver, BC to St. John’s, NL. The company is currently celebrating fifty years of service and offer rail, road, warehousing, distribution, logistics, transload, drayage, special operations and as of October 2016, Crossborder LTL service. To find out more about Fastfrate please visit their website at


Fastfrate Invests Millions in Canada


onsolidated Fastfrate (Fastfrate) is pleased to announce a series of investments totaling nearly 20 million dollars. These purchases include a new 10 million dollar facility in Edmonton, a 1.5 million dollar expansion at their current Winnipeg facility and the addition of 238 intermodal chassis (5.5 million) to their container transport operations. Ron Tepper, CEO of Fastfrate explains, “These are exciting times for our company. We believe in our future and continue to invest in our Canadawide network of asset based LTL road and rail services. But more than that, we are putting our considerable knowledge

and experience into creating ‘thinking solutions’ geared to our customers’ more sophisticated transportation and distribution requirements.” The facility investment in Winnipeg and Edmonton follows new Fastfrate facilities in Regina and Moncton. As well, Fastfrate will soon be announcing their expansion in the U.S. through strategic partnerships with a select group of regional niche players. Mr. Tepper adds, “No privately held transportation provider has our particular combination of facilities, resources and talent. We are truly a multi-faceted transportation and distribution network, coast to coast in Canada.”


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Celebration of 2016’s Top Fleet Employers


oronto, Ontario Trucking HR Canada’s 3rd annual Top Fleet Employers program shined the spotlight on thirty-nine of the best workplaces in Canada’s trucking industry at their gala awards dinner that was held on October 12th. Held at the Palais Royale in Toronto, several new awards were presented in front of a sold out crowd.  New awards i n c l u d e d t o p p r i v a t e, small, medium, and large fleets.  And, in recognition of the important role human resource professionals play in the dayto-day management of successful fleets, the HR Leader of the Leader. All 2016 Top Fleet Employer honourees are recognized for having workplaces that embrace the best practices in human resources, and were presented with certificates. Awards were presented to:

- Top Private Fleet: Home Hardware Stores Ltd. - Top Small Fleet: Triton Transport - Top Medium Fleet: Linamar Transportation - Top Large Fleet: Westcan Bulk Transport - HR Leader of the Year:  Ken Cross, CHRL SLH Transport Inc. “Trucking HR Canada is proud to honour and celebrate these fleets that continue to exemplify leadership in human resources,” says Angela Splinter, CEO of Trucking HR Canada. “And, new this year, we commend our Top award recipients for going above and beyond.” “The HR Leader of the year award had several nominations, and congratulations to Ken Cross as our inaugural recipient.” Trucking HR Canada also released its popular “Drive to Excellence” annual report, which offers practical examples and tips that all employers in the industry


25th Annual Conference Huge Hit


ississauga, Ontario – The 25th Fleet Safety Council Annual Educational Conference was held on Friday, September 30. The one day information session was well attended with close to 200

participants. Please go to annual-conference/ to view all the various links of the presenters that took part in addressing the various safety aspects in the industry.


Rick Brown on behalf of Fleet Safety Council presents Certificate of Appreciation to Halina Mikicki of Ontario Trucking News. 48    November 2016

can learn from. They cover ever-improving health and wellness programs that include a focus on mental health; several initiatives focused on the recruitment and retention of women, youth, and Indigenous peoples; a focus on effective communication and respect; and flexible work arrangements

that support the retention of mature drivers. The report will be included in the November issue of Today’s Trucking and available online November 1st. Trucking HR Canada’s Top Fleet Employers Program is open to any Canadian fleet, and recognizes fleets that meet Trucking HR Canada’s standards

of excellence in human resources for the trucking industry. The Top Fleet Employers Program has grown over the past three years, with a growing number of fleets applying. If you think your fleet has what it takes to be a Top Fleet Employer, Trucking HR Canada encourages you to apply and join other

fleets that shine a positive light on the trucking industry, and help showcase this industry as a great place to work. Applications for 2017 will open November 1, 2016. For more information on the Top Fleet Employers program, visit www.




Healthy Comfort Food – Right in the Truck! BY ANDREA MORLEY


ith winter approaching, we naturally start to look to warm, comforting meals to satisfy us, but they often come with a cost: high amount of calories, (saturated) fat, salt, and simple carbs. Whether you're at home or in the truck, you can whip up healthy "comfort food" with the right ingredients, tools, and a little know how. The tools: Most of the drivers I talk to who love to cook in the truck swear by their rice cookers to make meals quickly and all in one pot, perfect for hearty food like stews, casseroles, and more. If you don't mind smelling the food you have cooking behind you for a few hours, a slow cooker is also a great option, and your meal will be ready when you are! Once you have your

equipment, there are endless combinations of healthy ingredients you can add to it, depending on preferences and availability. If you're pretty new to cooking, just search some recipes online for "healthy slow cooker recipes" or "healthy comfort food" to get an idea of what you can whip up. The ingredients you use are a total preference, but some healthy options that contribute to a filling and comforting meal include rice, quinoa, sweet potato, white potato (surprisingly high in nutrients!), and any other root veggies such as squash and carrots. Grains like quinoa and rice are great to have on hand in the truck, because they take up very little space! Next, keep other veggies and legumes on hand like beans, broccoli, and tomatoes (canned are great for these meals). Then, pick a

protein: chicken and lean pork are great options, but feel free to experiment depending on what you're cooking. Finally, add some flavor! Dried herbs & fresh garlic are a great way to add flavor to dishes, and can be added at the beginning of cooking for more mellow taste, or near the end for more punch. Have fun with it and be flexible! If you only have white potatoes instead of sweet, or if broccoli is on sale when the recipe calls for cauliflower, just go with it! Rice Cooker Jambalaya Jambalaya is a warm, hearty, comforting dish full of protein, complex carbs, and veggies. It's surprisingly easy to make, and can easily be done in a truck using a slow cooker or rice cooker! This specific recipe was created for a rice cooker, as we know a lot of drivers use them in their trucks.

Ingredients: 1 cup uncooked rice, 1 can diced tomatoes, ½ onion diced, 1 stalk celery diced, ½ red or green bell pepper diced, 2 cups chicken or vegetable broth, 0.5-1 lb cooked chicken breast, shredded or chopped, 0.5 lb cooked turkey sausage, cut into ½ inch slices, ½ onion, diced,

0.5 tbsp Cajun or Creole seasoning, optional: 0.5 lb cooked shrimp. Directions: Add all ingredients to the rice cooker and stir to combine. Set the rice cooker to Rice/Cook depending on your device. Once finished, stir and allow to sit for a few minutes if there is any remaining

liquid. Enjoy! The leftovers will keep perfectly, too. Note: If you're at home or have a frying pan available, fry the sausage and onions with a little butter or oil for 1-2 minutes to brown lightly. This will help to bring out the flavor, but can be skipped if you have limited supplies in the truck.


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Importance of Preventive Maintenance



he transportation industry has numerous important safety requirements for tires and wheels that require frequent inspections and take into consideration checks such as air pressure, lug nut tightness and rust-free components. Tires and wheels are also expensive, making inspection even more important. As the song goes, we need to take good care of them. Proper air extends mileage and safety, tightness

of wheels is probably one of the most important measures of safety. Good maintenance prolongs life cycles and improves safety. When we think of our lives, proper food and rest improves our health, which could extend life for us here on earth. It is also our responsibility how we want to enjoy life after we finish here. Yes, there is a part of us that lives on, it is our third part called the soul inside of us that lives on forever. So we need to make reservations. While visiting a friend I asked whether he had made his reservations and he said “no.” So I asked further, what can I do for you? He responded, “Please pray for me.” One thing is certain for all of us, our time here will end. That’s when reservations become extremely important. The Bible has


Kenworth Returns to MATS in 2017


irkland, Washington - Kenworth Truck Company is pleased to announce it will exhibit at the 2017 Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS) March 2325, 2017, at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Kentucky. “Kenworth is excited to be a part of the 2017 MidAmerica Trucking Show. It provides an outstanding venue to meet with and thank our customers, while also displaying our industry-leading products and technologies that are focused on supporting the needs of their businesses, as well as the comfort, safety and productivity of the driver,” said Mike Dozier, Kenworth General Manager and PACCAR Vice President. “At MATS, we will show50    November 2016

case the industry-leading Kenworth T680 Advantage with new fuel savings options for 2017, as well as the vocational flagship Kenworth T880 workhorse and the all-new Kenworth T880S,” said Dozier. “We also will exhibit enhanced technologies that provide driver comfort and convenience, such as Kenworth TruckTech+, Kenworth Power Management with Auto Start and Stop capability, as well as Kenworth Nav+ HD that keeps the driver connected during life on the road.” Kenworth is the driver’s truck. See what drivers are saying at www.kenworth. com/drivers. 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.


beautiful verses to help us. John 3:16 goes like this, “For God so loved the world (you & me) that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” And Romans 6:23 says, “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus Our Lord.” 1 John 1:9 offers, “If we confess our sins He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews, asked Jesus what must a man do to be saved, and in John 3:3 Jesus answered, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the Kingdom of God.” My desire and wish is that many would make their reservations to see the Kingdom of God.


#102 November  

Western Trucking News, Issue 102, November 2016

#102 November  

Western Trucking News, Issue 102, November 2016