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December 2016 ISSUE 103

— Serving Manitoba to BC , Yukon & NWT —

Trucking's Leading Security Provider BY MAREK KRASUSKI


n this competitive environment successful businesses must deliver superior customer satisfaction. An essential measure of this objective includes what every customer looks for - improvements to their bottom line. To this end Birdseye Solutions has integrated both client satisfaction and significant cost savings in its comprehensive security program for the trucking industry, as well for the automotive, multi-residential, and construction sectors. In just over 10 years this leading company has created efficiencies and prevented losses for operation intensive companies across the country. Savvy and efficient, Birdseye has integrated the latest technological advancements to ensure comprehensive coverage of property and assets - this, at a surprisingly affordable price. Mike Grabovica is General Manager of Birdseye Canada and explains how the company achieved this. “We quickly learned that customers were not fans of writing $50,000 checks for 25 camera CCTV systems typically required for an average size truck yard. If we could provide both the technology equipment and a live camera operator for a price that was in line with the Canadian minimum wage, we would have a superior solution.” BIRDSEYE >> PAGE 4


our team

Barb Woodward President & Account Executive

Halina Mikicki Account Executive (Bilingual)

Veronica Way Account Executive

George Fullerton Writer – Eastern Trucking News

Marek Krasuski Editor in Chief

Chris Charles Art Director & MIS

Mike Whalen Business Development Manager


Christmas Tribute


hese are the best of times and the worst of times, an age of wisdom, an age of foolishness...” This paraphrasing of Charles Dickens’ novel, A Tale of Two Cities, seems as relevant today as it was when Dickens penned this classic novel over 155 years ago. Political instability runs amok in several parts of the world, many still perish from easily preventable diseases, and terrorism continues its deadly reach, afflicting countless innocents - ominous hallmarks of ‘the worst of times’ to be sure. It can be easy to have our views of life and of global events obscured by heartache and tragedy but, like Charles Dickens’ insightful and ultimately prophetic description of the world; there is much to be thankful for in these “best of times” as well. We live in a beautiful, stable and prosperous nation,

and many of us enjoy the love and support of family and friends. Christmas will soon be upon us, bringing with it lots of activity and stress as we try to cope with expectations we feel obliged to fulfill. But at the heart of the season lies its real meaning - an indomitable wish for peace, goodwill to all, and an inner silence that leaves space to reflect on what’s really important in our lives. As president of Woodward Publishing, and on behalf of my wonderful staff, it is this wish of good cheer that I extend to everyone, including our loyal customers, advertisers, columnists, and readers. Thank you for your ongoing support; May we all be mindful of the true spirit of the season. Wi s h i n g y o u a v e r y Merry Christmas! BARB WOODWARD, PR E S I D E N T, WO O D WA R D PUBLISHING GROUP.

December 2016 Western Trucking News, O ntario Trucking News & E astern Trucking News are published monthly by Woodward Publishing G roup Head Office: Belleville, Ontario, Canada, 877.225.2232 Head Office: (Sales) Barb Woodward, Barb’s New Direct Line: 613.969.0799 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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Birdseye Solutions – Provider of Advanced Security & Supervision Services at Affordable Rates BIRDSEYE >> FROM PAGE 1

The solution was found by building a state of the art monitoring station in Europe where experts were hired in the technology & security field for a fraction of the cost in North America - significant cost savings passed on to every Birdseye client. Adding to the fully integrated security network at carrier yards across the country are the installation of closed circuit television (CCTV) security cameras in and around truck yard perimeters. Such savings and comprehensive security coverage are confirmed by many clients, including Russ Barber, Terminal Manager at Penner International, a carrier with 350 power units and 850 trailers. “We save thousands of dollars per year using Birdseye security solutions.” Barber also stressed that based on its own history with other security companies at Penner; Birdseye is a superior provider, particularly when measured against conventional security companies who hire guards. “We had live guards for a few years, and after a couple of visits from Birdseye we felt we had shortfalls in our coverage. Birdseye had answers for these shortcomings, such as limited coverage from

the guard, and the fact that realistically, guards to tend to nap during the night,” he said. Indeed, Barber’s comments highlight the shortcomings of typical guardcentred security companies. Often unmotivated to work due to tedium and low wages, traditional security guards lack the attention to detail to successfully monitor all yard activities. Further, they can only view activity from their physical location, leaving other areas on the premises far beyond their visual range. By contrast, each Birds ey e c u s t o m er i s a ppointed a team of experts committed to monitoring their facility with the latest technological tools. Numerous CCTV cameras - up to 25 in a typical yard - provide full visual coverage of the property compared to limited visibility of a guard who may be watching or may be distracted by other activities. Reinforcing the cameras are 150 watt loudspeakers with Voice-Down to deter unauthorized individuals. Mike Grabovica draws attention to their effectiveness. “Published on our website are many videos showing potential criminals doing the 100-meter sprint in record time. Ninety nine percent of the time

trespassers are deterred when Voiced-Down™. For the other 1%, choosing to ignore blaring speakers and flashing lights will lead to police being called. Officers arrive in minutes when a Birdseye’s Agent calls them due to the fact that the crime is visually confirmed and therefore treated by authorities as ‘priority 1’ call.” A perusal of the company website,, not only provides visual verification of this system’s effectiveness, but details all links throughout the security chain. Chief among those links is a dedicated team of experts. Unlike many competitors, Birdseye’s Professionally Trained Agents are dedicated solely to one client. As such, the agent becomes well versed in the protocols and preferences of the customer to whom he is attached. During peak business periods Birdseye will dispatch up to four agents at no additional cost to ensure that all events are processed in real time. And to guarantee consistent quality, Birdseye monitors and supervises all agents for compliance with exacting standards. Agents, too, are motivated by additional compensation incentives. Further, Birdseye’s success in addressing cargo

theft is complimented by restricting facility access only to authorized persons. Agents provide 24/7 coverage and adaptable access control for sensitive security areas. Birdseye Solutions utilizes the IDVerifi™ system to visually verify all traffic entering and leaving a truck yard. Agents match drivers or vendors visually to their ID to ensure an identification match. Birdseye Agents also monitor and control employee access doors and restricted areas based on visual identification and two-way communication. They will monitor and control all access doors according to company protocols and requirements. Reporting of all activity can be provided at any frequency rate desired - daily, weekly, monthly - and all information contained in reports is promptly provided. This ensures that clients never need worry that security has been compromised with lost or stolen access cards. Visual identification has been undertaken by agents who know that only the right people are accessing secured areas. Carriers engaged with cross border trade take comfort in Birdseye’s assiduous efforts to remain compliant with today’s

exacting standards. Mike Grabovica explains: “We understand the importance of having C-TPAT and PIP compliant security in the transportation industry. Considering this, we have worked extremely hard so that our security solutions fully meet the requirements of C-TPAT and PIP regulations. Not only can we ensure compliance of physical security requirements, we can assist with other types of compliance such as reporting.” Indeed, Birdseye Solutions reaches beyond security in its efforts to provide a complete customer service package as many yard management responsibilities are passed on to them. For example, they communicate with customer’s third party vendors, manage tenant parking, enforce circle checks and the wearing of safety vests, provide detailed reports, and maintain inventory of trailers. Going beyond the typical call of professional duty is confirmed by Penner International’s Russ Barber: “Birdseye staff alert us when our drivers do not check their equipment before they exit the yard. And if we have equipment that is waiting for repairs, they make sure that it does not leave the yard. In addi-

tion, they are constantly asking if there is any more that they can do. So they are truly professional in their approach and service delivery.” Perhaps most telling of Birdseye’s reputation as premier provider of interactive security and facility supervision solutions are five distinguishing features earmarking the company as a first rate provider. It offers $50,000 worth of security technology at no cost to customers, thereby ensuring complete and superior facility coverage. And it has a major advantage when it comes to people selection and retention, says Mike Grabovica. “Our positive and vibrant company culture attracts and retains the best of the best, especially in Europe where experts are eager to work for one of the fastest growing Canadian companies. Thirdly, Birdseye focuses on facility supervision and not just security. Investment in human capital means that customers are helped to a greater degree. For example, Birdseye can afford to dedicate a dozen passionate experts to a project where others may be able to dedicate only one or two. As well, careful and deliberate customer selection allows Birdseye to focus on the right partnerships. Says Grabovica, “Success is when you work with the people you choose and not with those you must in order to stay afloat,” he says, concluding with a final note on Birdseye Solutions’ core value. “Integrity is the essence of everything successful. We do not cut corners or make promises we cannot keep. We put our customers first, our staff second, and our shareholders last.” For more information on acquiring superior security packages at significant savings, contact, or call 888.414.6712, ext. 420.


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Woolly Mammoth Tusk Smuggled well that is priceless. She was charged with failure to report under the Customs Act, making false statements and evading payment of taxes. An arrest warrant was issued. She managed to escape custody and is yet to be found. Cucumbers Gone Awry



Woolly mammoth tusk was discovered in a vehicle crossing the Ambassador Bridge. The woman driver was pulled over for a secondary screening where the CBSA Officers located a bunch of empty jewelry boxes, a large purse with a vast amount of gold jewelry in it and get this, a Woolly mammoth tusk! The value of the gold jewelry was $100,000.00 and the mammoth tooth,

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3,100 pounds of marijuana were found in a shipment of cucumbers on October 1, 2016. That is equivalent to two tons! The marijuana was on board a tractor-trailer truck with an eManifest that read cucumbers. Those were some pretty interesting looking cucumbers! Upon secondary

inspection the US CBP Officers found 376 wrapped packages of marijuana hidden underneath the cucumbers. The street value of this marijuana was estimated at $1.5 million. The truck was crossing from Tijuana to San Diego. Needless to say, that grocery store did not receive their shipment of cucumbers that day. Duck Tolling Retriever Discovers More Than a Duck On October 5, 2016, a CBSA Border Guard Dog who was on duty at the time was found to have a very keen nose; sniffing out 100 kilograms of cocaine that was found hidden in a tractor trailer. This dog was no ordinary dog; he was a beautiful Nova Scotia duck-tolling retriever, only this time he didn’t find a duck, he found cocaine! It was at the Thousand Islands Bridge where a tractor-trailer

truck was pulled over for a secondary screening. Whilst searching the trailer, this shaggy canine officer located four packages that contained 98.8 kilograms of cocaine. The RCMP arrested the driver and the truck was seized. Manifested was a load of paper, and what was found was an alarming amount of cocaine. The driver, 49-year-old Zbigniew Czuprynski who

was from Laval, Quebec, was charged with possession of an illegal substance, cocaine, and smuggling against the Customs Act. On October 21, 2016 at the Pacific Highway Commercial port of entry, a driver heading northbound from the USA to Canada was pulled over for a secondary examination. During this examination, the CBSA officers

found a bunch of bricks of cocaine equaling 107.5 kilograms that were piled in with a manifested shipment of rice. The RCMP arrested the driver and seized the truck and drugs. Advisory: Bloomfield port of entry will be closed Sundays from November 6, 2016 to June 4, 2017. The port will be open Monday to Saturday 09:00 to 17:00. During these closures, please use Woodstock or Centreville instead. Woodstock is 41 km south of Bloomfield on Route 95 and Centreville is located 22km north of Bloomfield on Route 110. For information regarding Safety & Compliance programs such as FAST, C-TPAT, PIP & CSA and to aid in the fight against terrorism and smuggling, please contact Cross Border Services at www. or email dawntruell@gmail. com.


Trucking & the Economy Factoring



or owners of trucking companies, it is basically a “be prepared for anything scenario” as the economy continues to defy predictions. Transportation affects economic conditions, and economic conditions influence transportation. This interrelationship shifts with changes in technology, economic development, political factors, and many other influences. At the time of writing this article, the recent election of Donald Trump just a few days earlier, had already sparked further economic confusion. US markets took an immediate nose dive but recovered before morning markets opened the next day. The unexpected victory sent shockwaves through global markets, but they too recovered

following the conciliatory comments in the President

Canadian economy to return to full capacity by mid

Shippers have become wary of low cost transpor-

An interesting trend is developing. A recently con-

cost saving services such as fuel discount programs

Elect’s acceptance speech. But experts have warned that the US and global economies will face a very uncertain future. What comes next, no one can be even remotely sure. This is what we do know; just prior to the US elections, the economy south of the border was expanding at a rate of 2.9 percent from July through September according to a report from the US Commerce Department. This represents the fastest pace of growth in two years following a weaker-thanexpected period in the first half of the year. Meanwhile, the Bank of Canada cut its economic forecasts through 2018. The central bank now expects the economy to grow by 1.1 percent in 2016, down from the 1.3 percent forecasted in its July Monetary Policy Report. The weaker outlook of the Canadian economy is due largely to slowerthan-expected growth in the export sector and an anticipated slowdown in housing sales, two major engines of growth. The Bank of Canada adjusted its forecast, projecting the

2018, a six month lag from previous expectations. T h e i n d u s t r y ’s l o n g awaited capacity crunch is also delayed. Shippers and logistics operators are expecting some contraction with predictions of hitting 100 percent capacity utilization sometime in the second half of 2017, perhaps even earlier. Analysts anticipate the crunch to finally arrive in late 2017 or 2018 following implementation of the ELD mandate and other regulatory issues. This of course is assuming the economy doesn’t slow down and the incoming Trump administration doesn’t delay the mandatory use of ELD. Based on what can be foreseen at the present time, the Canadian and US economies will likely continue to grow, but at rates below historical averages. The current expansion has seen the most sluggish growth since World War II. With all this economic uncertainty, how do owners maintain a sustainable trucking company? The key is good service, access to working capital and be prepared for future opportunities.

tation service providers that intermittently lead to service failures. Delayed deliveries and damaged freight are costly failures that erode the shipper’s bottom line. By delivering consistently reliable service in specifically chosen lanes, successful carriers build customer loyalty and command profitable rates for their service. To assure the continued operation of your company’s working equipment, you need access to working capital. Without the needed cash on hand, your trucks will grind to a halt, eliminating your source of revenue. Maintaining cash flow is absolutely essential to the survival of your business. Further, it is vital to secure funding for future growth. When the capacity crunch hits, will your company be ready to expand operations to meet demand, or will you watch your competitors grow as your fleet struggles to meet its current volumes? More trucking companies are discovering the strategic advantages of using freight factoring to improve cash flow and establish a financial base for growth.

ducted industry survey reveals that users of invoice factoring rate the benefits of factoring as significantly higher than non-users. In other words, those who actually use this financial strategy have overcome the old and outdated perception that this form of financing is unjustifiably expensive. New generation invoice factoring companies have emerged with specialized products and services to meet the needs of today’s truck company owners. Easy qualification, dedicated customer service and ancillary services such as fuel discount programs are an essential part of the service portfolio factoring companies now provide. Streamlining accounts receivable management, immediate access to funds, credit risk mitigation and

all add up to provide significant improvements to efficiency and profitability. As the industry continues to struggle through the current economic conditions awaiting the arrival of greater demand on capacity and higher rates, it is vitally important to maintain financial stability and indeed, financial readiness. The powerful leverage afforded by factoring invoice receivables to access immediate working capital is quickly becoming a mainstream option for trucking companies looking to strengthen cash flow and fund growth. For more information about invoice factoring and cost saving services for the trucking industry, visit us at: or call 855.838.7575.


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What Kind of Company Are You?



n today’s world of increased competition, consolidation and technological impact, all companies, from the major OEM and international transportation & logistics operation, to the owneroperator, independent aftermarket distributor and service provider have to answer this question. If you were to ask, most would answer in a manner describing what they do day to day. ‘We haul gravel’; ‘we sell truck parts’; etc. Not wrong, but not right either. In the early 70’s Peter Drucker wrote; There is only one valid definition of business purpose: To create a customer – and the business enterprise has only two basic functions: Marketing and Innovation. Innovation refers to the uniqueness of your prod-

uct, service, or the way you go to market. And Marketing is the method by which you Create a Customer – and, most important, keep the customer. The detail of this is that there is no one part of a business that does not have a direct impact on marketing. I began to study the subject while attending night classes taught by actual industry marketing executives. We looked at each part of their businesses guided by the question: What part does not have an effect on Peter Drucker’s ‘law’. And, at the same time, I also dissected the company that was paying my way. What was our ‘innovation’, in other words what was unique about our business that set us apart from the competition – what did we do better? Then we looked at which departments added value to the business and had a direct effect on ‘creating – and keeping – the customer’. At the time we had a live receptionist that answered all incoming calls when the caller did not have an extension to access the person they wanted to talk to. As an ex-customer

I remembered the first time I called in and how welcoming this person was without having any idea who I was. Made me happy I’d called. In later years, after I left the company, they automated the switchboard. I can’t tell you how many people I knew in the industry that made a point of asking me why? I don’t know if we lost business but I do know many were turned off by the change. So, did the receptionist have an impact on our ‘marketing’ efforts? Of course. In fact, there wasn’t a function in the company that did not have an effect on our customer. Audit your own company with the same question and see which departments do not have an impact on ‘marketing’ your product or service. Example: At the time we had a credit manager that worked with the sales department to use collections as a sales tool. Instead of being confrontational they looked for ways to both collect or improve collections while keeping the account and continuing to receive orders. With the exception of accounts heading toward bankruptcy we had success with most. We


Traffic Stoppages on Hwy 1


rivers, cyclists and pedestrians are advised of upcoming rock excavation work adjacent to the TransCanada Highway and the Galloping Goose Trail west of the McKenzie Avenue/ Admirals Road intersection, and to expect delays during this time. Rock blasting is expected to begin on Friday, November 18, 2016 and will be ongoing until approximately April 2017. This work will be intermittent and travellers are encouraged to check for the most up-to-date 8    December 2016

traffic advisories. To ensure the safety of travellers and construction workers, traffic on both the highway and the trail may be stopped in both directions for approximately 15 minutes between 8 p.m. and 10 p.m., Monday to Saturday. Work will not occur on Sundays or statutory holidays, and staff will monitor traffic throughout the duration of the project to ensure any delays related to construction are minimal. Cyclists and pedestrians using the Galloping Goose Trail are encouraged to

use alternate routes or be prepared to stop during these periods, and motorists are advised to allow for extra time. All travellers are reminded to obey traffic-control personnel and construction speed limits, and watch for workers and highway message boards. Construction of the McKenzie interchange began in September and is expected to be complete in 2018. More details about the project are available at: http:// e n g a g e . g o v. b c . c a / mckenzieinterchange.


even went so far as to help some through their predicament. Today, the time it takes to manage a vendor plays a most important role in the decision to continue the relationship with the vendor. Therefore, every component of the business, to a varying degree, has an impact on getting and keeping a customer. Successful businesses recognize this, which is why UPS sees their drivers as Account Managers. After all, if your customer’s shipping and receiving department isn’t serviced to their expectations by the trucking company, your business will definitely suffer during a Vendor Audit. When first entering aftermarket – we were a tier 1 supplier – I recall losing our first major account, even though the order fill ratio was almost 100%, prices were either equal

or lower than the competition plus quality and functionality were on par, or superior, to that of our competitors. It came down to the shape the shipment was in on arrival because of poor packaging. We had not provided proper packaging guidelines to the shipping department – and the shipments looked fine when they left – but literally fell apart during transportation. Are you easy to do business with? The answer will have a major impact on retaining a customer. Lack of after-sale issues, from order to delivery, packaging, transport damage, and how you handle warranties are all critical to the success of a business. Some still treat warrantee claims in a confrontational manner instead of an opportunity to shine in the eyes of your customer. The way a first-time cus-

tomer is treated at the time of first contact, to how the customer / vendor relationship is managed through to delivery of the product or service determines the life of the relationship. Ask yourself, from your customer’s point of view, are you easy to do business with?’ Do all departments make decisions with the customer’s needs in mind?’ Now, when asked the question ‘What kind of company are you’? The answer should be – we’re a marketing company. We market construction supply solutions. We market vehicle parts and service or better still, ‘We market peace of mind.’ Viewing your company from a total marketing perspective will provide many opportunities for improvement to your customer relations and to future growth.


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Sleep Apnea Heightens Risk If Left Untreated



leep apnea affects millions of North Americans. It is a disorder characterized by a number of symptoms. These include fatigue, snoring, shallow breathing, high blood pressure, memory lapses and headaches. There are three types of sleep apnea - obstructive (OSA), central (CSA), and a combination of both. Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is the most common. Risk factors include being overweight, family history, having a small breathing airway, smoking, drinking, having a recessed chin or overbite, a large neck size, and being older than 40. Sleep apnea causes interruptions in the regular breathing flow during sleep, with breathing pauses lasting 10 seconds or more, with a frequency of up to 400 times a night. It is potentially life threatening and often goes undetected. The American Academy of Sleep Medicine has chimed into the discussion, claiming that eight hours of sleep for sleep apnea sufferers can be less therapeutic than four hours of sleep for those without sleep apnea. Increasingly it appears that sleep apnea affects truck drivers far more than the general population. A study at the University of Pennsylvania conducted on behalf of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Association (FMCSA) found that 28 percent of com-

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mercial truck drivers have sleep apnea, a particularly disturbing number considering that the disorder can affect driving behaviour. Left untreated, sleep apnea can make staying awake difficult, and reduce reaction times. Risk also increases for fatigue-related crashes. To be sure, drivers with untreated sleep apnea face a greater risk of involvement in a severe crash, says a study co-authored by the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute. Drivers without a treatment plan were involved in 70 serious truck crashes; this compared to 14 in a group of the same size which did not have sleep apnea, or were under sleep apnea treatment. For some it comes as no surprise that truckers are much more prone to sleep apnea than the general population. The occupation itself is a

passive activity involving long periods of sitting. Lack of regular physical activity can lead to problems with obesity, heart disease, eye health, hypertension, diabetes, and other chronic diseases that have been linked with sleep apnea.

Lifestyle behaviors that may be common among truck drivers, such as smoking and eating highfat, high-salt diets can also lead to the development of sleep apnea. The gold standard in treatment for OSA is CPAP Therapy. This treatment has been around for over 30 years and is highly effective when used as directed with the proper clinical support. There are also new treatment options for OSA. Most other treatment modalities are for milder forms of OSA and may help reduce the number of apneas in a night; however for the most part they do not eliminate them. Examples of these other modalities include oral appliances, which are worn during sleep and move the bot-

tom jaw, along with the tongue forward, allowing for a larger airway. Other newer treatments available vary from highly invasive (surgical) to minimally invasive (bandages on the

nose). As above, CPAP therapy remains the gold standard for any severity of OSA. During CPAP therapy, an individual wears a face or nasal mask during his/her sleep. The mask, which is connected to an airflow pump, provides a specific flow of air into the nasal passages in order to keep the airway  open. C P A P machines today

a r e u l t r a quiet, have built in heated humidifiers, are 12 volt and very portable. The masks are typically comfortable and relatively easy to get used to. While treatment is strongly recommended for those with sleep apnea,

there are also lifestyle changes to reduce risk, or at least the severity of OSA. It is recommended that individuals avoid alcohol and medicines that make them sleepy, sleep on their side instead of their back to help keep their throat open, and keep their nasal passages open at night with nasal sprays or allergy medicines if needed. And clearly, quitting smoking and losing weight if individuals are overweight or obese is always recommended! The Medical Review Board of the FMSCA encourages truckers to be screened for sleep apnea if they have a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or more; screening is also encouraged at a BMI greater than 33 if: the driver is older than 42 and male, or is a postmenopausal female, or has diabetes, high blood pressure, or a history of heart disease. There are some other factors also to be considered. Transportation employers are also reminded to prohibit untreated sleep apnea drivers from getting on the road as this could inhibit their ability to drive safely. According to the FMCSA, “It is critical that persons with sleep apnea fully use the treatment provided by their doctor. They should not drive if they are not being treated. Being effectively treated, and com-

plying with that treatment, offers the best hope of a commercial driver with sleep apnea to secure the ability to do his or her job safely and be fully alert.” A real life example highlights how treating sleep apnea can impact a company that is highly reliant on world-class transportation services. Schneiders have had a Sleep Apnea awareness assessment and treatment program since 2006 and the results of their program were as follows: In 348 drivers with Sleep Apnea, CPAP, diagnosis and treatment resulted in a 47.8% (p<.0001) reduction in per member per month (PMPM) health care spending. There was a 73% reduction in preventable driving accidents in a subgroup of 225 full-time CPAP-treated drivers. The driver retention rate in CPAP treated individuals was 2.29 times greater than the 2004 global corporate driver retention rate. Those with sleep apnea and their employers can take comfort knowing that most cases of sleep apnea can be successfully treated. The best course of action is to be proactive, contact a medical professional to determine the level of risk - mild, moderate, severe - and to undertake appropriate interventions. Choosing the appropriate healthcare partner to help design the most appropriate actions for sleep apnea is also critical.




VitalAire – Helping Canadians Breathe Easier Through Delivery of Quality & Compassionate Care BY MAREK KRASUSKI


leep apnea and other restrictive breathing difficulties affect millions of North Americans, and truck drivers especially are prone to Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), the most common form of sleep apnea. Indeed, studies show that 28 percent of commercial truck drivers have sleep apnea, a particularly disturbing number considering that the disorder can affect driving behaviour. Left untreated, sleep apnea can make staying awake difficult, and reduce reaction times. Risk also increases for fatigue-related crashes. For over 45 years truckers and other professionals across the nation have turned for relief to VitalAire Canada, a leader in oxygen services, sleep apnea programs, and CPAP treatments. With over 250 respiratory professionals in 100 accredited sleep clinics across Canada, one of VitalAire’s focus areas is the delivery of treatment for sleep health in occupational health programs. VitalAire also provides respiratory care and home oxygen therapy across Canada in hospitals, long term care facilities, and patient homes. VitalAire’s reputation is built upon a quality of care expertly administered by respiratory specialists and hundreds of dedicated support staff. Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is a serious medical disorder that causes the collapse of throat tissues that create airway blockages during sleep. Telltale signs of the condition are sleepiness during waking hours, breathing pauses during sleep, snoring, depression and memory lapses, high blood pressure, morning

headaches, sexual dysfunction, and sudden awakenings accompanied by gasping or choking. To determine the existence and severity of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), VitalAire provides clinical evaluations in most provinces. If sleep apnea is detected, overnight tests are undertaken. According to VitalAire, “The sleep apnea tests are typically scored by specially trained professionals who have the expertise to understand the meaning of the sleep data gathered, and then interpreted by a physician who can provide correct diagnoses. Typically your Sleep Doctor will explain your results to you and help you understand if you have sleep apnea, and if so, whether it is mild, moderate or severe. The doctor will normally recommend CPAP therapy if required.” CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) Therapy is the gold standard in treating Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), and VitalAire therapists are on hand in 100 clinics across Canada to administer treatment modalities. VitalAire explains that CPAP Therapy provides a light air pressure to the throat while you sleep in order to prevent your throat muscles from collapsing and blocking air from reaching your lungs when you breathe. In most cases clients experience immediate symptom relief and a huge boost in mental and physical energy. CPAP is safe, drug free and highly effective at treating Sleep Apnea when used as directed. Further, CPAP treatment at VitalAire is complemented by supporting initiatives to maximize success. These include education on OSA, ongoing

personalized service, customized masks for optimal comfort, explanation of various “comfort features” of each CPAP machine, an optional CPAP trial, a comprehensive follow-up program, and a wide selection of products to meet individual client needs. Throughout its history

Healthcare Professionals have built VitalAire’s reputation on clinical excellence, follow up care, and empathy in providing services to those in need of respiratory care. VitalAire also works in partnership with the medical community and specialists to improve clients’ respiratory health.

For more information on how this global healthcare leader can help you breathe easier through the safe and compassionate delivery of respiratory products and services, contact, or call a VitalAire clinic nearest you at the numbers listed here: British

Columbia: 800.637.0202, Alberta: 800.252.9384, Saskatchewan: 800.252.9384, Manitoba: 800.252.9384, Ontario: 800.567.0202, Quebec: 800.465.1539, Nova Scotia: 800.361.5939, Prince Edward Island: 877.362.2473, New Brunswick: 877.362.2473, Newfoundland: 800.563.2698.


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hen C & R Transmission Service Limited opened the doors for business in 1968 I was a year old. Hi, I’m Michele. Gabe Runza, my Dad, the founder and owner of C & R Transmission has seen and transitioned with all of the changes that have occurred since then in

this industry. To think, he thought, no daughter of his would ever work in this business. Who was he kidding? But that’s not the transitions I’m talking about. Gabe has seen the industry move from the Mack ‘B’ Model with the twin stick 4+4 Quad Box or the International BCF 180 with the twin stick 5+3 Combo

to the new Western Star 4900 Series Truck with the Ultra Shift Plus Automated 18 speed Transmission or with the Allison 4500 Series Transmission. Times have changed since the early days. In 1978 Gabe was so proud to become an Authorized Funk Service Centre. I remember this clearly, after all, I was 11 now. We

were so excited that Dad loved Funk as much as we did. We were talking music, he was talking about the off road industrial transmission that fit applications like the portable mining exploration equipment, bull dozers, graders, cranes and other industrial applications. After 38 years we are still proud to be an Authorized Funk Service


Common Disc Brake Issues BY RUDY WOSING


e all know that sometimes our parts donít work the way we would like them to. And this is no exception for disc brakes either. One of the most common issues I see with disc brakes are in the rotors. Rotors are vented because it sucks the air through the two ribs be-

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tween the two discs themselves which pulls in cold air and helps cool them, thereby preventing them from overheating. This is called the Ventura effect. If these get plugged up, the rotor cannot breathe which leads to cracks in the rotor. You might be wondering what issues will affect the life of the pad. This can

vary depending on what you are hauling. If you are in the agriculture industry and are hauling in off-road conditions, you cannot get as much life in a disc brake as a driver who is going straight down the highway line-hauling and only touching the brakes two or three times a day. Application has a lot to do with how long your disk

brakes are going to last. I do training with fleets, OEMs, mechanics and more for all current Ingersoll Axles customers. If you have any questions or would like to schedule a meeting with me, contact me at or by calling 519.485.2210 ext 1217. Visit us online at


Centre which is now a John Deere Company. In high school I argued with my parents to please allow me to take Auto. Instead I found myself in secretarial classes. So I dated a mechanic instead. That mechanic started working at C & R Transmission in 1985 and in 1988 Tony and I were married. After years of service and experience, Tony became the General Manager. In the 31 years he has been with C&R he too has seen many changes. Moving along memory lane, in 2003 C & R Transmission became an Authorized Allison Overhaul Dealer & Service Centre. C & R Transmission is capable of performing Allison Factory Warranty issues, Overhaul and supplies genuine Allison Transmissions, parts, oil and filter change services. C & R Transmission is fully equipped to diagnose anything from improper

clutch engagement to retrieving codes from a failed transmission’s TCM using genuine up to date equipment. All of the transmissions built here at C & R Transmission are rebuilt by factory trained personnel (and I mean Allison, Eaton etc., not just our own factory) and those units are Dyno tested for quality assurance. We take pride in using genuine parts. Having a strong team with confidence in their abilities and using genuine parts have been and always will be the success for C & R Transmission. We have come a long way since 1968. I’ve aged but Gabe seems to be maintaining at 65 (for the 9th year). He still visits and his finger is always on the pulse here at C & R Transmission. Tony and I wouldn’t have it any other way. Wishing you a Blessed Holiday Season.


Does Your Recruiting Ad Attract Women?



hat makes a word relate better to a male or a female? According to Kat Matfield, who created a gender decoder for job ads (, “we all use language that is subtly “gender-coded” and this affects job advertising as well. Matfield based her webbased tool on a study by professors from the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada and Duke

University, Durham, North Carolina. Her goal is to remove gender bias in hiring, starting with the recruiting ads. Before Title VII of the Civil Rights Act was passed in 1964, many job ads were grouped under headings signifying the specific gender of the applicant. For example, stewardesses looked under the job listings for women and truck drivers could find carriers hiring under the listings for men. Today, this practice is unconstitutional and the sex segregation of advertising no longer exists in theory. Gaucher, Freisen and Kay looked at whether the “gender of the ideal candidate is still conveyed, but more subtly, through wording in the advertisement that reflects broader cultural stereotypes.” An example of a job ad in a male dominated occupation might use mas-

culine language and claim the company has “dominance” in the market. A more gender neutral term, such as “excellence” in the market, could attract more women. The theory is that women use a more communal style of language and include more social and emotional words. They anticipated that women would find jobs with more masculine wording less appealing because it indicates less gender diversity and “signals to women that they do not belong in these occupations.” After coding nearly 500 online job advertisements from typically male (plumber, engineer, security guard, etc.) and female dominated (bookkeeper, early childhood educator, registered nurse, etc.) careers, their findings were somewhat surprising. As expected, ads from male

dominated occupations DID contain more masculine related words. However, they did not find a predominance of feminine related words in the female dominated careers. The researchers then looked at 3,640 ads from on campus job postings at Waterloo University and found the same results. The ads for male dominated jobs contained more masculine words, but there was no difference in “female related” words for either type role. The next step was in determining if women had less interest in jobs containing more masculine coded language. They interviewed 96 psychology students and asked them to rank job ads as appealing or not and whether the company might be a great place to work (or not). The result was that many more women did assume

they would not “belong” in the role when masculine wording was evident. However, men showed no differences based on the way the ad was written. What are the implications for the trucking industry? First, there is no evidence that gender-based wording is being included in recruiting ads intentionally. It does make it less likely that women will apply for the position because they do not feel it is inclusive. The study found that it “contributes to the division of traditional gender roles by dissuading women’s interest in jobs that are masculine worded.” The authors did caution organizations to be careful in “feminizing” their ads, as it may also dissuade women who are less feminine to apply. This is sometimes the case within the trucking industry, where we have found

female professional drivers to be more independent and often less stereotypical than their non-driving peers. So, how can you be sure your recruiting ads won’t dissuade women, but are also appealing to men? Run them through Matfield’s gender decoder to make sure they will attract both men and women equally, at least through the initial contact. If you want to hire more women, however, ask for the Women In Trucking’s Guide to Recruiting Female Drivers by calling 888.464.9482 or visit www. Our goal is to be a resource for you in helping us increase the number of women employed in the trucking industry.  You can help us by becoming a member. Ellen Voie can be reached at


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Tom Cochrane Honoured With “Life is a Highway” Designation on PR 391


pecial Concert to S h o w c a s e Ly n n Lake, Manitobans Encouraged to Experience Manitoba’s North: Pedersen A 322-kilometre section of PR 391 connecting Lynn Lake and Thompson will be renamed Tom Cochrane’s Life Is A Highway, in honour of the Lynn Lakeborn singer, Infrastructure Minister Blaine Pedersen announced as the internationally recognized rock star performed an acoustic version of the similarly named hit single in the Legislative Building. “The Manitoba government takes great pride in opportunities to shine a light on the many unique stories that emerge from our northern communities,” said Pedersen. “We

are honoured that Tom Cochrane has agreed to lend his name and legacy to renaming an important stretch of provincial road in northern Manitoba. The road signs along Provincial Road 391 to be designated Tom Cochrane’s Life Is A Highway jointly celebrate the amazing accomplishments of a Manitoba musician and the proud community in which he was raised.” In recognition of the milestone anniversary of the album, a national concert tour has been announced which includes a stop in Lynn Lake on August 20, 2017. “Lynn Lake is proud to call Tom Cochrane our very own national treasure and most famous export,” said Mayor James Lindsay,

Town of Lynn Lake. “We are thrilled that he has chosen to return home next summer to play a special concert as part of his special 25th anniversary tour.” The minister invited Manitobans to experience the unique sights and sounds of northern Manitoba as part of a trip to the province’s north in 2017. “Through all these cities and all these towns, Lynn Lake remains my birthplace and original home town,” said Cochrane.  “I am happy to be able to give back to my home community and am very thankful for this honour.” In July 2015, Cochrane was honoured with the Order of Manitoba by Lt.-Gov. Janice Filmon. Cochrane is a multiple award-winning

Singer-songwriter Tom Cochrane shows off new highway placards unveiled at the Manitoba Legislature in Winnipeg on Monday to honour him and his 1991 hit song, Life is a Highway. (Sean Kavanagh/CBC) musician and humanitarian. In 2003, he was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame and was welcomed into the Canadian Walk of Fame in 2005. Cochrane is an eight-

time Juno award winner and also received a Grammy nomination in the male rock vocal category for Life Is A Highway in 1993. Life is a Highway  appeared on the album Mad

Mad World, the second solo studio album by Cochrane, originally released in 1991. It reached number one in Canada and number six on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States.



Key Trade Event Returning to Prince George


rince George, British Columbia – The Canada North Resources Expo returns to the CN Centre in Prince George, BC, for its third edition May 26th & 27th, 2017. This biennial event focuses on Northern Canada’s varied resources sectors, including forestry, heavy construction and project development. “We’re excited to be back with our third edition of the show, which will be the biggest and best yet!” said Mark Cusack, National Show Manager. “We’ve been able to add 30% more outdoor space since the first edition and we welcomed close to 8,500 visitors in 2015. The show keeps growing and has evolved into a must-attend industry event!” Boasting four acres of indoor and outdoor space, the Canada North Resources Expo features all the equipment needed to get the big jobs done. Those

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involved in the following industries will be in attendance at the show: Forestry, Mining, Road Building, Machinery Operators, Trucking/Transportation, Contractor/Construction, Manufacturer/Dealer/Distributor, Power Generation & Distribution Projects and Government. The Canada North Resources Expo is produced in partnership with the Resources Expo Society, a not-for-profit organization whose mandate is to facilitate training and educational opportunities in the central and northern BC resources sectors. Representatives from the Society’s board sit on the show’s steering committee, and are joined by regional stakeholders Leavitt Machinery, Initiatives Prince George, Inland Kenworth – Parker Pacific, Wajax Industries, and the Logging & Sawmill Journal. Show Information: Friday,

May 26 from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, Saturday, May 27 from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. Location: CN Centre, 2187 Ospika Boulevard, South

Prince George, BC, www. For complete show details, visit www. or find the show on Facebook and Twitter.

Media Inquiries: Mark Cusack, National Show Manager, Master Promotions Ltd., mcusack@, 888.454.7469;

Kate Stilwell, Communications & Marketing Coordinator, Master Promotions Ltd., 888.454.7469.


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Four Tips to Help You Decide If You Are Ready for Cloud Fleet Management



ithout argument, there are many benefits to using fleet management software  as a tool to better manage your fleet and equipment. With the use of software and computers, your business can easily record, track, analyze, review, and manage fleet maintenance and repairs,

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fuel consumption, odometer readings, accidents, tires, and more. But how do you know when you are ready for fleet maintenance software? Generally speaking, if it takes you longer than 30 seconds to recall every piece of equipment in your fleet, you are probably ready for fleet management software. Tip 1: How much are your current fleet maintenance procedures costing you? Time is money, and the time you and your staff spend handwriting work orders, updating spreadsheets, and entering purchases and invoices into your accounting software costs money, not to mention the cost of multi-part forms if in use. Depending on the amount of information that is cap-

tured, using hand-written forms, spreadsheets, and your accounting software to manage your fleet in accordance with department of transportation and your insurance company guidelines will take between 8 and 9 minutes per service. Considering most organizations service their equipment on average, twice per month, the cost of administration and shop time can add up. Tip 2: How much are missed part warranty claims costing you? It is estimated that approximately. 5% of all new part purchases under $100 have a warranty that is never claimed. Most parts have at least a 30, 60, or 90-day warranty.  And depending on your parts supplier, even electronics that have no warranty will often be warrantied for 30

days by your supplier. But tracking part purchases by individual equipment is so labor intensive and timeconsuming using a manual fleet maintenance system that it’s not practical. Tip 3: How much are missed scheduled services costing you? While the cost of missed scheduled maintenance is difficult to determine and requires more in-depth research, it is easy to identify those pieces of equipment on the auction block that have not been maintained regularly. Safe to say that there is a definite cost

associated with chronic missed scheduled maintenance. Tip 4: How much money is tied up in parts? The cost of parts, especially for heavy equipment, can tie up your cash and prevent you from staying competitive. It’s also worth noting that parts management is often wrongfully confused as parts inventory management.  Parts inventory management is just an optional piece of a parts management strategy and allows the tracking of quantity, which can save time and money in some

organizations. These are only a few important considerations that you should keep in mind while making a decision to invest in fleet management software for your business or organization. Each company and organization is unique.  Partner with a vendor that will take the time to understand your needs, and implement a system based around them. Rob Mackay is President of Fleet Harmony Inc, Canada’s Cloud Fleet Management Software, visit www.


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Goodyear Blimp "Santa Claus Express" Comes to Town for Toys for Tots


kron, Ohio - The Goodyear blimps and the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve will conduct their sixth joint maneuver next month benefitting the Toys for Tots Foundation at the company’s three U.S. blimp bases in Ohio, California and Florida. These events will provide the public with an opportunity to make a donation to Toys for Tots while enjoying an up-close and personal view of the airships. On December 2, 3 and 4, from noon - 9 p.m., Ohio visitors can drive through The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company’s Wingfoot Lake blimp hangar and get a behind the scenes look at the recently christened Wingfoot Two  airship. In Pompano Beach, Florida, Wingfoot One will be on display December 3-4 from noon - 6 p.m.,

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and in Carson, California, the facility will be open for ground tours of Goodyear’s last remaining GZ-20A model blimp Spirit of Innovation December 10-11 from noon - 6 p.m. All three events are free and open to the public. Donations of brand new toys in the original packaging or cash are encouraged to support the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Foundation, but not required. “We take great pride in our Goodyear blimp crews teaming up with the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve to support the Toys for Tots Foundation,” said Paul Fitzhenry, Senior Vice President, Global Communications. “Through this program, we open our doors to the community and encourage our blimp fans to share in the spirit of giving that defines and gives meaning to the holi-

day season.” Goodyear and the Marines are building on the success of five previous events, which collectively delivered more than 57,000 toys and $75,000 to benefit Toys for Tots. “The Marine Toys for Tots Foundation and the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve are grateful to Goodyear for returning as a national sponsor again this year,” said retired Marine Colonel, Ted Silvester, Vice President of the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation. “We know how successful their drivethrough program has been in recent years, and we’re very excited about working together again this year. It should generate many additional toys to help us fulfill the Christmas dreams of less fortunate children who might otherwise be forgotten.” Goodyear first nick-

named one of its blimps the “Santa Claus Express” in 1927 to spread holiday cheer across the skies of America. The company has a long history of community involvement and associate volunteerism within its corporate social responsibility platform, Goodyear Better Future. The Goodyear  Better Future  platform and Goodyear Airship Operations

support collaborative programs, such as the Toys for Tots Foundation and community organizations to create positive outcomes for the community. Founded in 1948, it is the mission of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Foundation to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December and distribute these toys as Christmas

gifts to needy children in the community in which the campaign is conducted. The Goodyear airship bases are located at, Mogadore, Ohio, Pompano Beach, Florida and Gardena, California. All details are available online at, by visiting the  Goodyear Blimp Facebook page or by calling 800.344.9859.



CK-4/FA-4 Oils Are Here: Answering the Industry’s Questions BY BRIAN HUMPHREY


n December 1st 2016, after almost a decade in development, the North American lubricants industry welcomed the new API heavy duty diesel engine oil categories: API CK-4 and API FA-4. At Petro-Canada Lubricants, we know there is the potential for confusion within the fleet owner and owner operator community around how the new oils will impact their business and operations. We have provided a summary of some of the typical questions we are hearing from our customers; what is different about the new oils compared to previous categories? It is crucial that fleet managers understand which oils will be most suitable for their vehicles. API CK-4 will offer backwards compatibility, allowing use in the vast majority of older diesel engine vehicles while offering increased performance and protection gains, as well as extending the intervals required between oils changes. Meanwhile, API FA-4 is specifically designed for newer vehicles. API FA-4 oils will have a considerably lower viscosity, meaning less friction in the engine and a reduction in fuel consumption, while still offering increased levels of wear protection. We expect API FA-4 oils to deliver up to 2% improved fuel econ-

omy over conventional SAE 15W-40s, and up to 1% better fuel economy compared to an API CK-4 SAE 10W-30 diesel engine oil in on-road service, depending on driving conditions. How do the new oils improve engine durability and lower maintenance costs? The new oils are more robust and resistant to oxidation, which may mean that with proper oil filtration, longer oil drain intervals may be achieved. They are also designed to improve resistance to aeration and increased shear stability, which will provide enhanced performance and greater hardware protection over time. Taken together, these improvements may reduce vehicle downtime - a major source of financial drain for fleet operators. However, this is in part due to the recommendations made by engine manufacturers as to how they are going to leverage the new performance improvements of these new categories, both for new and older engines. We strongly advise fleet operators to consult their engine/vehicle OEM manuals to ensure that they are using the correct oil for their vehicle. When do you think fleet owners will begin to use the new oils? Our expectation is that the majority of OEMs will recommend and/or al-

low API CK-4 oils as the next step up from API CJ-4, thanks to their backwards-compatibility. As the API FA-4 oils have specifically been designed for 2017 on-highway engines, we expect to see adoption of this category build from January onwards as

OEMs release their recommendations. The speed of adoption will be driven by those OEM recommendations and the purchase of the newer 2017+ engines. How does Petro-Canada Lubricants plan to help fleets keep the two oils separate?

Our DURON™ next generation product line has been designed with new package labeling, bottle colors and user-friendly symbols to help customers choose the product best suited to their particular needs. We welcome fleet

owners and operators to visit to find out more about how DURON™ next generation has been formulated to deliver enhanced durability and help protect engines in the toughest of environments.


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December is the “Peak” of Cargo Theft



ith the holiday season upon us, on our minds are on roasted chestnuts, silver bells, and cargo theft. Wait, cargo theft? Truck operators cannot help but be on alert this time of year, and not without reason. The holiday season has historically been one of the most dangerous times for cargo theft; more goods moving and more goods left unsupervised by unsecured parked trailers. The term unsecured can vary a

great deal when it comes to these trailers - some have GPS devices, some are patrolled by security guards lurking around, but none of this has really proved to be reducing the cargo theft problem, especially this time of year when the thieves are extra driven. What seems to be the driving factor, especially around the holidays, is how quickly and easily the thieves can sell-off the goods stolen, leaving no trail behind. Some goods have always been more popular for theft, such as electronics due to their high ticket nature, but during the holiday season there really are no rules. Food and beverage loaded trucks (including refrigerated) have shown even more popularity due to their fast sell-off rate this time of year. This ease of reselling, especially to merchants who may not be aware they are buying stolen goods, has criminals motiv-


Get Ready For Winter Driving


ith winter quickly approaching, the province is reminding drivers to plan ahead and stay safe on the roads this season. Get your vehicle winterready by getting a maintenance checkup and assembling your winter survival kit. Install four winter tires for better traction, braking and control and be sure to take advantage of the winter tire insurance discount. To help drivers plan ahead, Track My Plow has been expanded to more parts of the province, and as part of the Winter Highway Maintenance Action Plan, drivers can find information online at  Ontario 511, includ-

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ing roadside camera images. We also recommend always checking the weather forecast and road conditions before you travel. When driving in winter weather, adjust your driving to suit the road and weather conditions. If visibility is poor, use your vehicle’s full lighting system. Remember that bridges, overpasses and shaded areas freeze first, so watch for parts of the road that look black and shiny - they may be icy. Drivers can expect to see snow plows and other winter maintenance equipment before, during and after a snowfall so be sure to stay well back and never pass a working snow plow.


ated and truck operators frightened. Cargo theft in Canada is a five billion dollar a year racket and on pace to once again post record numbers this holiday season. Over 90% of these thefts are from unsecured facilities. It’s not a matter of if, but a matter of when a truck yard will

be targeted. If the yard isn’t properly secured, the bait is just too tempting. Combine this with the ease of sell-off, and you have yourself an explanation for the major spike of cargo theft in December and its consistent yearover-year growth. Thieves will always look for ways to beat the truck

operators security procedures, and staying current with what’s happening in cargo theft trends is not enough. Companies must stay current with technology and use it to truly outsmart and deter. Luckily, these solutions exist, and seem to be the only way out of this growing problem. Compan-

ies who have taken the initiative to beef up on security this holiday season will spend more time enjoying the holidays and less time worried about their equipment. Mike Grabovica, Security Consultant, Birdseye Security Inc., visit or call 888.414.6712.


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The Dump Truck



ver since a steam powered dump truck was built in England in 1896 the dump truck has been the essential machine for road building, site preparation and demolition. Around 1910 motorized dump trucks were introduced in the United States by a number of small manufacturers including the Fruehauf Trailer Corporation and the Galion Buggy Co. In 1920 the first known Canadian dump truck was built and patented by Robert T. Mawhinny of Saint John, New Brunswick. The ‘dump’ was accomplished by attaching a dump box to a flat bed truck. A mast located behind the cab had a lifting device that combined a winch and cable fed over a pulley. The cable was connected to the lower front end of the wooden dump box which, in turn, was attached by a pivot at the back of the truck frame. The operator turned a crank to raise and lower the box as shown in this diagram. A hydraulic system has since replaced the crank

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handle, but the basic concept has remained unchanged. From a pick-up with a light duty dump box used to support the professional landscaper and residential gardener, to a 500 ton mining truck, the dump truck is the central piece of equipment for many vocations. Today, dump trucks are manufactured by an OEM and or by a body-builder installer using an OEM cab and chassis. On the heavy size Mac offers the Granite series customizable dump truck that can be special

crane configuration. There have not been many changes in the basic dump truck design and, for the most part, steel has been the material of choice - until aluminum construction entered the market. According to Magnum Manufacturing, a manufacturer of aluminum products for the trucking industry, “An aluminum truck bed typically weighs 10 to 15 percent less than a steel bed of the same strength. A steel truck bed weighing 4,000 pounds can therefore be replaced by an aluminum truck bed

ordered for loads over 160,000 GCW capacity and is powered by the MP7 engine ranging from 325 to 505 HP. Freightliner’s Model 122SD cab & chassis for dump applications tops out at 210,000 GCW and 350-600 HP. Peterbilt’s offering, the Model 367 can be spec’d with a 66,000-LB tridem rear axle. The new T880S from Kenworth comes standard with the 12.9-liter PACCAR MX-13 engine, delivering the horsepower and torque for large payloads in either a dump, mixer or

that’s up to 600 pounds lighter. This difference can then be added onto the truck’s payload capacity. The lower weight of an aluminum truck bed also provides other advantages, such as increased gas mileage. Truck owners who have used both types of truck beds report that an aluminum truck bed provides a smoother ride than a steel bed. Some owners even say that a loaded truck with an aluminum bed gives a smoother ride than a steel bed that’s empty.” The higher cost of alum-

inum over steel is offset by increased revenue and, of course, life. Another manufacturer of aluminum dump boxes is Brault Inc. who first introduced their all aluminum dump boxes in the 80’s. Since then they have established their dump boxes as a formidable counterpart to the steel dump boxes, requiring less upkeep while maintaining its structural resilience. Brault uses their exclusive 6061-T6 all aluminum extrusions, an

fuel usage plus a life span of up to 3 - 4 times that of steel and the ability to carry a heavier payload, all of which more than offsets that initial cost. When it comes to spec’ing a dump truck it’s important to remember that what works in one province may not work in another. The Canadian Transportation Equipment Association, through its member truck OEM’s and up-fitters, are able to offer advice on frame length, maximum weights, num-

alloy of superior quality. Pound for pound, 6061T6 is stronger than some steel alloys. The walls and tailgate are made of a double thick wall. The outsides are polished mirror shine to allow for an esthetically pleasing box, while maintaining its structural integrity inside. Savings of up to 2,000 kilograms are accomplished in comparison to the steel box (19 ft). Many options are available to suit the needs of any customer. http:// w w w. s o u d u r e b r a u l t . com/. Steel rusts, warps and degrades over time. Although aluminum’s initial cost is more than steel, its life cycle cost is considerably less. Virtually no maintenance, reduction in

ber of axles - and their position - as well as other components that figure into the trucks regulatory compliance. The make-up of the material carried will have an effect on truck design. Carrying asphalt and aggregate will call for a chassis and body that will differ from a truck involved in the demolition industry. Think about the work you expect from the truck over its life and spec’ accordingly. A load of heavy rock will impact the dump body in a much more severe way than if the truck works in the landscaping industry and just transports dirt, sand or gravel. Talk to your body builder for input into the cab and chassis you’ll be ordering from the OE

dealer. One change in the industry is the use of multiple bodies on one chassis. Body mounting methods for removing and replacing a body allows contractors to perform several jobs with one truck. One such unique body changing system, known as the Switch-N-Go® allows you to interchange truck bodies simply and easily in a matter of minutes. You can set a loaded body on the ground or pick up a loaded body. The Original system is designed to run with electronically powered hydraulics. This saves you the expense of adding a power take-off and pump to your automatic transmission. The system is offered with 12,000 or 15,000 pound pull capacity winches. The Switch-NGo®system has all of the benefits of a dump body as the scissor hoist will achieve a 50-degree dump angle, which is perfect for dumping mulch, asphalt, compacted soil, and more, dumping upwards of 11 tons. The system is designed for trucks with a GVWR of 13,000 - 26,000 lbs. Atlas Polar is the North American distributor for the highly successful line of Multilift Hooklift systems. Multilift is well suited for many Canadian construction, landscape and recycling applications because the operator can use one truck and the Multilift to transport, haul and dump a large selection of bodies. With the Multilift it is possible to turn one truck into a multipurpose fleet.




Water Blasting & Vacuum Services, Inc.



rucks are the key component for Water Blasting & Vacuum Services, Inc. and with a glance at the fleet it is evident that the owner Luc Laforge has an eye for appearance as well as functionality of the custom engineered trucks. Water Blasting & Vacuum Services is a major industrial cleaning business headquartered in Edmundston, New Brunswick and founded by Luc Laforge. The truck fleet is primarily class 8 trucks

Presentation is a part of the business profile. At the headquarters in Edmundston in October, a dozen trucks were returning from work on a shutdown at the AV Group pulp mill in Nackawic, New Brunswick. The trucks were being cleaned to a radiant gleam before they were parked in various buildings. Luc explained, “I was a millwright, trying to establish my career in the pulp mill, but I would work for several months and then get laid off. I did not want to continue with getting laid off, so I started this business.” While initially focused on marketing janitorial cleaning products, Luc’s background in industrial installations and processes led him to begin to invest in equipment to handle pressure washing. The first piece of industrial cleaning machin-

The equipment built on Water Blasting & Services makes them very heavy and big steer tires and tandem steer trucks have their place in the fleet. The pressure and vacuum energy is supplied through transfer boxes incorporated into the trucks’ drivelines. The trucks can generate water pressure up to a rate of 15,000 pounds per square inch at forty-two gallons per minute. Vacuum units are rated up to 5,800 cubic feet per minute. Water Blasting’s industrial services include wet abrasive cleaning with high pressure water blasting. Very high water pressure lends to activity such as hydro cutting concrete and hydro demolition of concrete structures. “We can replace jack hammers, for example, for bridge deck removal. High pressure demolition can complete the work in a

The equipment built on Water Blasting & Vacuum Services trucks makes them very heavy and big, tandem steer tires are needed. equipped for either high pressure (water) cleaning equipment or industrial vacuum gear. The fifty eight truck fleet also includes smaller service trucks including pickups and highway tractors. Water Blasting & Vacuum Services also count a number of Hi-Rail trucks which can also travel on rail roads, in their fleet. The trucks sport a muted green paint with attractive graphics, and most units are adorned with a tasteful amount of chrome and stainless enhancements.

ery was purchased from Butterworth Tankv Cleaning Systems in Houston, Texas. The unit went to work in 1990 and the success it generated set Water Blasting & Vacuum Services on a rapid growth pattern. “Having the equipment mounted on trucks is essential to operate effectively. Truck mounted equipment makes us very mobile. We can easily move the trucks around large complexes like Nackawic and get them in close to the work areas,” said Luc.

fraction of time a conventional jack hammer crew would take,” offered Luc. Industrial services also includes hydro excavation which works more efficiently than excavators, especially working in sensitive area as, for example, around pressured pipelines. Water Blasting can combine high pressure demolition or excavation with vacuum processes to remove debris. They can also readily extend operations to the environmentally responsible disposal of debris.

Luc Laforge’s background in industrial installations and processes led him to begin to invest in equipment to handle pressure washing. To illustrate hydro demolition of concrete structures general manager, Maurice Lavoie, shared some video of work at Muskrat Falls Hydroelectric project in Labrador where Water Blasting demolished a portion of a concrete structure to provide access for installation of equipment. A Robot with high pressure water was used to demolish concrete pillars and portions of concrete decking right down to rebar. Water Blasting operates dump trailers and tankers to transport contaminated materials to environmentally secure treatment or storage sites. Robots are an increasingly important tool for industrial cleaning. Water Blasting operates with a variety of Robots to handle work in confined and or toxic environments which might put operators at risk. The Nackawic job entailed cleaning inside boilers and various tanks,

including green liquor tanks where workers were not allowed due to atmospheric risks and falling debris. Water Blasting employed their Robots to handle cleaning in those restricted areas. While it has become common to use Robots in interior zones, Water Blasting also uses Robots for outdoor work as well. Robots allow operators to keep a safe distance from cleaning or demolition work and reduces risk of injury, Luc said. Robot operators can view the Robot’s work at a safe distance or the work can be directed and controlled by camera and monitoring communications. Municipal services include pressure cleaning and vacuum work on pipes, storm sewers and lagoons. Water Blasting also provides camera inspection services. Commercial service extends to cleaning commercial buildings and installa-

Water Blasting manages a contract to extract, store and deliver fly ash generated by the biomass boilers at the Edmundston Twin Rivers pulp mill.

tions, septic tank cleaning, and port-a-potty service for industrial operations and special events. Environmental services extend to soil decontamination, hazardous material storage and transportation, material spill cleanup and oil and water separation systems. The closest thing to a conventional truck in the fleet are pickups and Kenworth tractors haul MAC dump trailers. The bulk of the truck fleet is custom engineered with various pressure washing and vacuum equipment. Water Blasting manages a contract to extract, store and deliver fly ash generated by the biomass boilers at the Edmundston Twin Rivers pulp mill. Kenworth tractors pulling triaxle MAC dump trailers deliver the ash to agriculture operations in northern Maine and northwest New Brunswick. “When we get on a shutdown the company wants work done in as short as possible time, so they want us to bring lots of equipment, lots of workers and get in and finish the work as soon as possible so they get the mill up and producing quickly. We are always adding high tech equipment and training our workers to meet that customer demand,” explained Luc. “In this business if you are not investing in new technology, you are quickly falling behind.”


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What Lies Ahead In The Vocational Market BY MAREK KRASUSKI


orecasts for vocational truck sales in 2017 are predicted to dip slightly from 2016 and considerably less than 2015 which experienced robust sales performance. These calculations, however, fail to take into account the recent election of President Donald Trump and his promise to rework existing trade agreements, and the potential economic fallout from such directives. Come what may, truck builders are forging ahead with new models and strategies to capture market share and meet customer demand. Kenworth Trucks, for example, has undertaken significant changes with the demise of the T660 which will be retired at the end of 2016. A final production run of 500 units will conclude its lifecycle which began in 2007. The concluding run of T660s is available in various

sleeper configurations and equipped with the MX-13 Paccar engine with 455-hp. Kenworth is also expanding two models, the T370 and the T680. More efficiently designed, the T370 affords easier access, and is easier to take apart and reassemble. The hood tilts 90 degrees and allows for convenient access to the engine and service areas, including fluid access points all located in one area of the engine. The T370 includes the so-called “Baby 8” model with several applications – dump, fuel tanker, utility crane and mixer. The Baby 8 comes with 46K-lb. rear axles, and the cab is built with heavy duty aluminum to resist damage from vibration and corrosion from road salt. The T680 now includes an aerodynamic package for day cab models. The T680 will also serve as a platform for hybrid electric drayage trucks thanks to the contribution of gov-

ernment grants totalling $8.6 million targeted to supporting low emissions projects. See Mack Trucks has introduced its new 2017 Mack MP series engines which the company claims yields significant improvements such as better fuel efficiency, better power and productivity. Both the 11 litre MP7 and 13 litre MP8 have an updated wave piston design. This says Mack, “raises the compression ratio and enables more complete combustion of fuel, while a common-rail fuel system more precisely injects fuel. Combined with a two-speed coolant pump, these features help increase MP7 fuel efficiency by up to 5.1 percent and MP8 fuel efficiency by up to 5 percent.” The Mack MP series complement the recently launched Mack mDRIVE HD 13 and 14 speed automated manual transmissions. For a full

listing of Mack’s 2017 advancements, go to www. Volvo, meanwhile, is offering new optional crawler gears on I-Shift powertrain automated manual transmissions on 2017 vocational trucks, an entirely unique feature for series-produced heavy trucks, the company says. The crawler gears are designed for applications that need maneuverability at slow speeds such as dump trucks and concrete mixers. In a 2016 launch of the new product, Volvo described the benefits for the vocational market. “Crawler gears add one or two low-low ratios to aid starting on upgrades for heavy combination vehicles and vocational trucks, making the 12-speed transmission into 13- or 14-speed gearboxes. The 13’s crawler ratio is 17.54 to 1 and the 14’s are 19.38 to 1 and 32 to 1. Concrete mixer trucks, which have to creep

while pouring curbs, are a good example of a vocational truck suitable for the crawler gear equipped I-Shift option.” See www. International Truck introduced the HX series. The new line of premium vocational trucks promises to deliver strength and endurance for the heavy duty industry. “In developing and designing the HX Series, the customer and driver are at the centre of our focus. It was our goal to create a vehicle that delivers unparalleled driver satisfaction, a quality truck that is reliable with unprecedented uptime and provides the lowest cost of ownership. Those goals are being realized.” More information is available at www.internationaltrucks. com. Daimler Trucks recently began production of the Freightliner M2106 spec’d with the DD5 engine. The DD5 is the newest De-

troit engine to be released and offers customers a number of benefits such as extended oil and filter intervals for short pickup and delivery applications. Daimler says the DD5 is ideal for several vocational applications. Notes Gary Schaefer, General Manager of Marketing & Strategy, Daimler Trucks North America, “As a testament to our confidence in the DD5, I am excited to announce we are backing it with a 3yr/250,000 mile engine and after treatment system warranty. The Freightliner M2106 is a preferred choice today by customers in the medium duty market segment and combined with the fuel efficiency, durability and reliability of the DD5 presents an unbeatable combination.” Detroit also has plans to launch a larger displacement DD8™ beginning in 2018. See www. for more information.



GuardDog® Connect Now Standard in LR Models


oronto, Ontario – Mack ® GuardDog® Connect, Mack’s integrated telematics solution, is now available and standard in all Mack-powered vehicles, including the Mack LR, Mack’s newest refuse model. Mack made the announcement at the Canadian Waste and Recycling Expo held

in Toronto. Mack expanded the offering of GuardDog Connect to Mack LR low-entry cabover refuse models equipped with an MP ® engine after receiving ongoing positive feedback from customers. “Uptime support is as important for our refuse customers as our highway customers,” said Curtis

Mack® GuardDog® Connect, Mack’s integrated telematics solution, is now available and standard in all Mack-powered vehicles, including the Mack LR, Mack’s newest refuse model. Mack made the announcement at the Canadian Waste and Recycling Expo held in Toronto. 24    December 2016

Dorwart, Mack Refuse Product Marketing Manager. “GuardDog Connect simplifies the diagnostic and service process and combines purposeful telematics technology with Mack experts who can help keep the customer on the job.” GuardDog Connect is Mack’s proactive diagnostic and repair planning system. It monitors fault codes that could potentially shut down a truck or lead to an unplanned visit to the dealer and is an integral part of Mack’s ongoing commitment to Uptime. GuardDog Connect, through Mack OneCall™ agents, Mack’s 24/7 service support team, enables the quick diagnosis of issues, proactive repair scheduling and parts confirmation, all while the truck remains on the job.

Mack OneCall agents are able to manage all of this through Mack ASIST, a cloud-based service relationship management tool that keeps fleet customers, dealers and service providers and Mack field staff connected during service and repair events. “Uptime is a must-have for all of our customers, and refuse customers are no exception,” Dorwart said. “Offering GuardDog Connect in the Mack LR enables us to provide the same high level of service and support to all Mackpowered vehicles in our lineup, addressing the needs of all customers, in all applications.” Through GuardDog Connect, LR customers also will have the same access to Mack’s suite of fleet management services as other customers, including Telogis and Omni-

tracs. Telogis is a leading provider of cloud-based intelligence software, and Omnitracs uses GuardDog Connect telematics hardware to capture and relay information such as relative road speed and idling duration and cost. Mack first introduced its LR model at WasteExpo 2015. Built specifically to meet the challenges of refuse customers who require enhanced maneuverability, increased driver comfort and improved visibility, the Mack LR model is available in three-axle 6x4 configurations and can be powered by diesel or natural gas. The 11-liter Mack MP®7 diesel engine is standard in the LR model, delivering 325 to 355 horsepower and 1,200 to 1,280 lb.-ft. of torque. The Cummins Westport ISL G natural gas engine is optional. The LR

model is equipped with an Allison RDS five-speed or six-speed automatic transmission. Mack announced earlier this year that GuardDog Connect was standard on all TerraPro™ cabover models, which can be configured for many applications including refuse, concrete pump, dump or mixer. Mack had previously made GuardDog Connect standard on TerraPro concrete pump chassis in 2015 and was the first OEM in the industry to offer proactive support service for pump applications. GuardDog Connect has been standard on the Mack Pinnacle™, Mack Granite ® and Titan by Mack models since 2013. For more information about Mack, visit our website at www.macktrucks. com.




All Canadian Tools & Industrial Supplies



f ever the name of a company best described its business, then ‘ALL CANADIAN TOOLS’ wins the “Golden Wheel” hands down! During my recent visit to Chatham, Ontario and a former associate Doug Davies, I found myself standing in his expansive ‘Self-Serve’ warehouse, stacked to the rafters with parts and components to service a wide diversity of vehicles and customer needs. Doug has been evolving his business since 1977 with the active onsite support of his wife Debbie. He has assembled an experienced and service oriented

team – to make things happen! I was especially impressed to note that ‘All Canadian’ is ahead of the curve in employing women in the business. Linda has been with the company almost from day one while Sarah joined just three months ago. I observed from the moment I walked up to the parts counter that everyone who walked through the door was greeted by name. Their ‘Self-Serve’ warehouse approach to business, augmented by an exhaustive selection of new parts and shop accessories, keeps customers coming back time and again. Doug’s ‘Annex’, contains a mother-load of used equipment and components – electric motors, air tools, welders etc., for those veteran mechanics who still prefer the challenge to recycle and rebuild – and save money. Whether it’s ‘Fleet Parts’ from ColeHersee, Fairview, Kinedyne, Stemco, Tectran or Unibond; Trailer & ‘RV’ parts from Ancra, Dexter or Warrior Winch; ‘Truck Equipment’ from Buyers

or Jimex; or ‘Lighting’ for every class of automotive and commercial vehicle – Doug will light you up! Need a special tool? I was blown away with the selection of tools on offer. Tools from GearWrench®, Gray (Canadian for over 100 years), Ingersoll Rand (Established in 1905), JET (50 years and counting), Apex Tool Group – K-D, Weller and Wiss®. Need a bundle of Shop Rags? Doug sells them by the pallet load. Need work place ‘Safety’ gear and products? Doug will set you up. I was able to pick up a pair of welding gloves to use when feeding the wood stove back home along with a neat pair of driving gloves. Come to think about it, the only thing I didn’t come across in my tour of the warehouse was a kitchen sink. The company operates an active wholesale business in addition to their retail operation and has a dedicated sales rep making calls throughout a wide region in SW Ontario bounded by Brantford in the East, Clinton in the

North and Windsor in the West. Doug’s true entrepreneurial nature is evident in his entry into the lubrication business. His exclusive company-owned line of environmentally friendly penetrating and lubricating oils, “DEEP LUBE™” has become a favorite ‘go to’ lubricant with many of his customers. His ‘ever-wet’ lube is especially popular because as its name implies, it just doesn’t dry up. Always looking for a related market niche, Doug

also does a steady business in a variety of new and used metal storage racks. Not to get complacent, Doug’s future plans for 2017 involve opening another location nearby on Lacroix Street where he can showcase his three most popular lines – RV/ Trailer products, his Specialty Tools and all manner of Fasteners. Their staff of nine works in overdrive from the opening bell Monday – Friday, 8:00 am until closing time at 5:00 pm and 8:00

am – 1:00 pm on Saturdays. To contact Doug toll free, dial 877.776.8493 or e-mail him at: toolex@ Their prime location at 400 Richmond Street is just east of the former – now flattened – International/Navistar Truck manufacturing facility. By the way Drivers, one advantage of the soon-tobe-opened Lacroix Street store is its proximity to “Flapjacks Lunch Shack” where the soup and sandwich special is only $6.49! Bon appetit! Take good care, Tuck.

The engine operates 90% below the particulate matter standard, and 16% below the C02 emissions standard. A closed crank-

case ventilation reduces engine related methane emissions by 70%. Visit www.cumminswestport. com.



Real Cost of Ownership BY MIKE WHALEN


new manual from Freightliner gives insight into life cycle costs of vocational trucks. The publication reviews Upfit – spec’ing correctly; Uptime; Safety; Quality and Productivity. Reviewing these five factors will help owners evaluate the real cost of ownership. Visit your d e a l e r o r v i s i t w w w. and request a copy of Real Cost of Ownership: Measuring What Matters for Vocational Trucks. Lighter air disc brakes – Haldex demonstrated its ModulT Air Disc Brake for truck and trailers at the IAA Commercial Vehicles

show in Hanover, Germany. With its latest trio of disc brakes, Haldex has achieved significant progress in advancing the concept of the ModulT disc brake. At the top of the current range is the heavy-duty version of the 22.5-inch model with a maximum brake torque of 30 kNm. The DBT 22 MD model for trucks and buses has a maximum brake torque of 25 kNm and a weight of just 34 kg with pads, which is several kgs lighter than comparable models from competitors. The DBT 22 LT ModulT for trailers and semi-trailers is presented in a new version that is even slimmer and now weighs less than 30 kg

with pads, which is said to be the lightest 22.5inch disc brake for trailers on the market. For more information, visit www. Light weight drum brake option from Meritor – the Opti-Lite™ brake drum offers cost-conscious aftermarket consumers a new lightweight drum option. The Opti-Lite drum is designed for line-haul and weight-sensitive applications such as tanker and freight trailers. Opti-Lite drums are offered in the most popular wheel-end configurations for steer, drive and trailer axle applications. Fleets and vehicle operators will benefit from a reduction in vehicle weight by more

than 200 pounds in a tandem axle tractor/trailer combination when compared to full-cast drums. Visit Looking down the road – Cummins Westport Inc. has developed a natural gas engine that is the first mid-range engine in North America to receive certification for meeting the 0.02 g/bhp-hr. optional Near Zero NOx Emissions standards from both the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Air Resources Board (ARB) in California. According to Cummins Westport this certification represents a ten-fold emissions reduction below current EPA standards.


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Carrier’s DataLink™ 2 Recorder Verifies Load Temperatures for Refrigerated Haulers


thens, Georgia For refrigerated haulers who require independent verification of temperatures inside trucks and trailers or immediate documentation for receivers, Carrier Transicold now offers the DataLink™ 2 recorder. Carrier Transicold is a part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). For single-temperature or multi-temperature applications, the DataLink 2 system uses up to three independent temperature sensors, providing an added layer of verification

beyond the refrigeration system’s built-in recording ability. An integral thermal printer lets drivers quickly and easily produce numerical and graphical trip reports for receivers. Additionally, data can be downloaded into a personal computer for electronic logging. “Increasingly, haulers of pharmaceuticals, perishable and frozen foods, and other temperaturecritical goods are using temperature monitoring and reporting capabilities, with temperature accountability a growing focus following the release of the transportation

rules of the Food Safety Modernization Act,” said Mark Fragnito, Product Manager, Controls, Carrier Transicold. “The DataLink

DataLink 2 recorder provides additional advantages as a comprehensive analytical tool when connected to a Carrier

2 recorder may help food distribution operations easily track and manage this kind of information for compliance.” Beyond its primary use as an independent temperature monitoring and reporting device, the

Transicold refrigeration unit’s control system. Temperature data captured from its own sensors can be correlated against activities recorded by the control system, helping to identify potential sources of temperature excur-

sions. “Setpoint changes, defrost cycles, unit alarms, door openings and turning off the refrigeration unit can affect temperatures, and uniquely, the DataLink 2 recorder can capture and report these events alongside temperature data, providing helpful insight into temperature activity inside the truck or trailer,” Fragnito explained. Designed for plugand-play simplicity, the DataLink 2 recorder auto-detects which Carrier Transicold controller it is connected to, whether an APX™ or Advance® controller or the standard

microprocessor. Setup is done through a “soft menu” system keyed to four buttons located just below the device’s backlit display screen. Two recorder styles are offered: body-mount models that attach to either a truck or trailer cargo area, and an in-dash DIN-mount version for more convenient driver access on straight truck applications. For more information about the DataLink 2 recorder, turn to the experts within Carrier Transicold’s North America dealer network. Follow Carrier on Twitter: @SmartColdChain.



Phillips Introduces New Brighter LED Dome Lamps, For Commercial Trailers


anta Fe Springs, California -The Phillips PERMALITE™ XB LED high efficiency trailer dome lamps, introduced recently, are up to two times brighter than competitive lights, with 20 LEDs and 2200 lumens. The new lamps are multi-volt allowing them to run on a 12 or 24 volt system, and offer consistent lamp light

output throughout the voltage range. With its slim, lightweight design and universal mounting holes, the PERMALITE XB LED high efficiency dome lamps fit most applications. A d d i t i o n a l l y, these new dome lamps feature a strong aluminum housing with powder coated finish

and clear polycarbonate lens. They are designed to work in ex-

treme temperatures of -40°F to 176°F (-40°C to 80°C) and

a silicone seal protects components under the lens from moisture build up. Male 180 bullet

connectors have been added to the 14 gauge

wires for easier installation. The 14 gauge wires are also protected by an additional layer of STADRY® jacketing to guard against corrosion. THE PERMALITE XB LED high efficiency dome lamp with a PIR motion sensor automatically controls the on/off function. The passive infrared (PIR) mo-

tion sensor feature turns on the dome lamp when activity within a range of approximately 16 feet and an angle of 100 degrees is detected. The lamp will automatically shut off after five minutes of inactivity. Please visit us at www. to learn how Phillips products can make a difference in your operation.



Mitchell Updates Web-based Truck Repair Data


oway, California Mitchell 1 has completed model year 2016 updates to its labor estimating, diagnostic trouble code procedures and repair information for all-makes of medium- and heavy-duty trucks. Mitchell 1’s TruckSeries software suite is a single online application that provides

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truck service technicians the fastest, most complete and accurate solutions for every stage of the repair process. The latest release of TruckSeries also includes a Transmission Service & Fault Code Index in the Repair module to give truck techs a quick way to access transmission information

for medium and heavy trucks. This adds to the indices for Engine Service and Fault Codes and SAE J1939/1587 Electronic Control Unit (ECU) already in the software. Mitchell 1 keeps its software current throughout the year with running changes and adds data for the latest model year vehi-

cles for which information is available. Subscribers automatically receive new information as it becomes available so they can be sure they have the most current maintenance and repair data to reference. TruckSeries covers vital procedural service information for all makes of vehicles to maximize shop

productivity. Thousands of color wiring diagrams are included to help solve complex electrical problems, and full-color photos provide real-world views of many vehicle components and assemblies. The Repair module provides detailed trouble code diagnostic and procedure information. The Labor module includes

comprehensive mechanical labor time estimates for all makes and models of medium and heavy trucks from a single, Web-based source. For more information about Mitchell 1 products visit, or locate an independent service representative at



New Web-Based Application for Small to Mid-Sized Trucking Companies & Freight Brokers


ancouver, British Columbia - Building on their expertise creating enterprise-grade transportation management systems (TMS), Tailwind is pleased to announce the launch of their new, web-based Trucking Software  and  Freight Broker Software, available in SaaS (Software as a Service) form. With a starting price of $69 a month and the first 30-days free, Tailwind’s all-in-one  Trucking & Freight Broker Software is built to help small to medium sized trucking companies and freight brokerages compete more effectively in a rapidly growing, yet increasingly competitive and regulated industry. “Tailwind is excited to launch a game-changing transportation software that will allow companies to run a trucking business, a freight brokerage, or both, out of the same solution - and offer it in a way that requires no big upfront investment,” said Murray Pratt, President & CEO of  Tailwind Transportation Software.  “A

truly Internet-centric application, Tailwind connects into a number of technology partners to give our customers an efficient method for transforming and building their businesses quickly.” “At Superior Transportation we pride ourselves in providing the highest level of transport services covering Western Canada, so having quick and easy access to important business information not wasting time searching in filing cabinets and piles of paper - is a must,” says Ray Khaira, Owner and Manager of Superior Transportation Logistics. “With Tailwind all our business data is backedup and secure, available from anywhere, and we have complete control over who gets access to what. And the price point is great - especially for the level of support we get. Our admin and operations are that much more effective with Tailwind at our back.” Tailwind’s ‘all-in-one’ web-based trucking software ties together a Customer and Carrier Data-

base, an Equipment and Driver Management system, a Quoting and Order tool, a Dispatching application, and an Administration and Accounting utility. Tailwind’s newest application was built for the growing number of small-to-mid sized operations that make up 97%* of the over 1.4-million trucking companies* responsible for moving approximately 70%* of all cargo weight in the US alone (*US Department of Transportation). “The ATA [American Trucking Association] predicts a 66% rise in industry revenue and a 24% increase in tonnage by 2022, so you know the freight industry is going through fundamental changes,” said Tailwind’s Pratt.  “It will be those freight businesses that are nimble and that can leverage the latest technologies that will benefit the most from this industry growth.” Tailwind Transportation Software  is a leader in providing web-based transportation software that allows trucking com-

Tailwind’s ‘all-in-one’ web-based trucking software ties together a Customer and Carrier Database, an Equipment and Driver Management system, a Quoting and Order tool, a Dispatching application, and an Administration and Accounting utility. panies and freight brokerages the ability to adjust and adapt their business model to changing business circumstances. A dual currency application, Tailwind allows American and Canadian companies to manage and track their customers, drivers, equipment and loads across state, provincial and national borders. Being web-based, the application allows users to access all their operational and administrative data through one simple login from anywhere with an Internet connection. To learn more about Ta i l w i n d o r t o g e t a

demo email:  or call 1.866.441.0441, or, try it out free for the first 30days: No set-up fees or long term commitments required. ABOUT TAILWIND TRANSPORTATION SOFTWARE LTD. Since 2002 Tailwind has built enterprise-grade Transportation Managem e nt S o f tw ar e (T MS ) for trucking companies, freight brokers, and companies that do both. Tailwind helps small and midsized freight businesses run more effectively by

centralizing their customer and vendor data, eliminating the need for duplicate data entry, and being the intersection where best-in-class freight technology partners (Mileage, Load Boards, ELDs, etc.) can be managed. We allow smaller and family run operations to improve their cashflow and profitability, and better compete with the bigger players by providing them with supported and comprehensive ‘all-in-one’ Trucking Software,  Freight Broker Software, or a combined Trucking & Freight Broker Software.



Peterson’s New Timer Switch Keeps Interior LED Lights Under Control


eterson Manufacturing proudly introduces the 5600 Timer Box Switch, an ingenious new system for controlling interior cargo lights with push-button ease and timed convenience. Engineered with PM’s cutting edge electronics, the 5600 Timer Box provides flexible, efficient switching of LED lights in a compact, easily installed unit. Built tough to han-

dle the wide temperature swings of vans and service bodies as well as the cold temperatures of reefer trailers, the USA-made 5600 Series is available in both flush-mount and surface-mount versions. The Timer Box is factory programmed to operate interior lights in 30-minute intervals with one touch of its sealed membrane button. Lights flash at each but-

ton push to confirm that the command was received. The button can be pushed up to four times, extending the lights-on to a total uninterrupted time of two hours. Lights can be turned off at any time by simply pressing and holding the button. “One unique and

thoughtful function of our 5600 is its ‘curtain call’ feature,” said Steve Meagher, Peterson Vice President-Sales. “Two minutes before the automatic shut-off, the

system momentarily dims the lights as an alert. Operators can renew the 30-minute lightson cycle at any time with a button push.” The new 5600 Series is designed to pair perfectly with Peterson’s groundbreaking 359 Series “cove light” interior LED units. Its solid-state circuitry enables the 5600 to handle 10-amp maximum loads,

enough to daisy-chain up to twelve 359-3 cove lights, nearly 10,000 total system lumens. “Engineering solutions to enhance the safety and convenience of cargo illumination systems is an ongoing commitment at Peterson,” said Meagher. “The 5600 Timer Box integrated with our 359 Series cove lights offers customers the most efficient and state of the art system on the market.”


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Retread Tire Association (RTA) Will Never Be Asleep at the Wheel



t may seem to be a little disingenuous (and possibly lazy writing) to take a subject like this edition’s (OTN, ETN & WTN) discussion about trucking and sleep apnea studies, and turn it into a metaphor for the philosophy of a non-profit, industry organization such as RTA, but we do have a point to make here, so please read on. At the Retread Tire As-

sociation, our field of expertise is tires; the retreading, repairing, reusing and recycling of them, and the industry that supports those activities. We’re here to get the word out about the safety and economic advantages of retreads, and reusing and recycling used tires. One of our other goals, championed for many years by our Managing Director Harvey Brodsky, is to offer support and information to our great friends in the trucking industry. Your safety and security is a number one priority for us, and we want you (member of our association or not) to see us as your partner in keeping you safely on the road. We can’t say enough about how valuable, and essential the trucking industry is, to keeping world economies vital.

We watch the media for articles related to tire and trucking safety, and we inform ourselves about US and Canadian and other international industry discussions, such as the dialogue about sleep apnea studies for possible health screenings, and on Ontario’s basic income pilot program. We read every issue of OTN for that very reason. It gives us another great resource for sharing valuable information with our members. One thing we want you to be aware of is that RTA strives to remain impartial, gathering information and presenting it to help you make your own best decisions. Not to say that we don’t have opinions or express them, but our goal, especially in this age of information, is to learn and the only way to do that

is by examining facts, and making sure that what you hear actually is fact, and not just opinion. In closing, here’s one indisputable fact that we’ll offer for your consideration. What unites us all is the agreement that just about every one of us drives on, receives goods from, or is impacted by our tire industries every day. We represent the tire industry as a clearinghouse for information and research about our members

family, and for all of us who live together. We work to gather together and rise up to accept our differences, care about each other, and keep moving forward together. So that we can help you even more, drop us an email at info@retreadtire. org. We will be happy to provide the information you need, plus a whole lot more. For more information call the Retread Tire Association at 831.646.5269.



Michelin, Clemson & USC to Create Sustainability Course


reenville, South Carolina - Michelin North America and students from the two largest universities in South Carolina are teaming up in an effort to improve sustainability within the tire industry. The initiative, “One SC to Sustain,” officially launches in January 2017, when Clemson University and the University of South Carolina will kick off a new academic course that will create a fresh path from the classroom to the tire industry. Students in the class will visit tire manufacturing facilities, meet professionals in the industry, and listen to guest speakers throughout the semester. “One SC to Sustain” will be a unique opportunity for students to learn to work across disciplines and come up with recommended improvements for the tire industry. Officials from Michelin and the two universities met on November 18 at Michelin’s North American headquarters in Greenville, South Carolina, to kick off the One SC to Sustain col-

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and friends in the new and used tire, retread, recycling and tread rubber industries. We do not seek out or act to influence political arguments or legislation in any way. That is not our job. Our job is to stay awake at the wheel, in the driver’s seat of a solid organization of 350 members, which strives to help you make good and informed choices about tire retreading, repairing and recycling, for the benefit of you and your

laborative project. Michael Fanning, Director of Sustainable Development for Michelin North America, spoke about the company’s commitment to responsible industrial operations. “As the global demand for transportation rises, Michelin is committed to making mobility cleaner, safer, and more affordable and accessible,” said Fanning. “Sustainable mobility is not only our corporate mission; it is part of our everyday operations and culture.” This type of hands-on learning will provide students with valuable experience prior to graduation and the chance to work on projects for which they have a passion. However, the long-term goals of the project are focused on influencing the tire industry in South Carolina, with Clemson, USC and Michelin leading the way. Gregory Mocko, Ph.D., an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Clemson, will teach the first section of the class and is helping oversee the

collaboration. “This is a great opportunity for students to get real-world experience in a highly relevant field,” said Mocko. “South Carolina is the No. 1 state for tire manufacturing. We see this as a fertile ground for innovation that could make the whole tire industry more sustainable. Michelin brought together the two universities to work on this issue.” In addition, Paul Ziehl, Ph.D., a Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of South Carolina, has also been instrumental in developing the course curriculum. “This class will bring students from different majors together to more closely represent an actual working environment,” said Ziehl. “All students will benefit greatly from partnering with Michelin to address these important, real-life issues.” The initiative, “One SC to Sustain,” officially launches in January 2017 with an inaugural class of 31 students.



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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


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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

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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


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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

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Danatec Educational Services Ltd.

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“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 30    December 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


“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


Liquid Capital Midwest Corp.

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

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


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

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


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

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


Salvatore Insurance Brokers Ltd.

HUB International Ontario 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

B105, 2634 – 45th Avenue Calgary, AB T2B 3M1 Tel: 403.720.6229 Fax: 403. 720.6226 PERMITS, LICENCING & DRUG TESTING

730 Permit Services Inc. Established in 1992, our experts have detailed knowledge of the filing systems for permits, accounting and audits. Box 755, 2085 Shanly Road Cardinal, ON K0E 1E0 Toll Free: 800.410.4754 Tel: 613.657.1244 Fax: 613.657.1453


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


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

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!

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.



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

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


“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.

RP Oil Limited

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.


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


Transportation Insurance

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


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

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

Vulcan On-Board Scales

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

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

1295 Crois Carol Laval, QC H7W 1G3 Toll Free: 866.927.8294 Tel: 450.687.8294 Fax: 450.687.6963 December 2016   31









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

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

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

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



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

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

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


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 TRAILER MANUFACTURERS [ TANKERS ]


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


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

85 Pondhollow Road Sudbury, ON P3E 6C1

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

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


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

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

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

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


5499 Harvester Road Burlington, ON L7L 5V4 Toll Free: 800.465.8277 Tel: 905.335.2012 Fax: 905.335.8499 32    December 2016


M.T.T. Repair Services Inc.

Toll Free: 888.667.5438 Tel: 416.398.2500


“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

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



Quality Collision Centre Quality Collision Centre has been providing superior collision & body work for heavy trucks, trailers & cars since 1979. When you bring your vehicle in to Quality Collision Centre, you can be assured of timely turnaround, expert repairs & complete satisfaction. 12 Clarke Blvd. Brampton, ON L6W 1X3 Tel: 905.451.8550 Fax: 905.451.7627 TRUCK DELIVERY

Drive Star Shuttle 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 TRUCK EQUIPMENT

Transcourt Tank Leasing Toll Free: 866.934.5744 Contacts:


Fort Garry Industries


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

Tony Jelicic

Kevin Quick

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


M.T.T. Repair Services Inc. is a family owned and operated business that has been providing quality repairs and services since 1975. We operate out of a 14,000 square foot building with eleven bays including a truck and trailer paint bay and two sandblasting bays. M.T.T. Repair Services currently employs The Truck Exhaust Place trailer mechanics, welders, body men Since 1982 we have been a one stop and painters. We are also an accredited vehicle inspection station that allows us exhaust shop for the trucking industry as to conduct annual safety inspections to well as the heavy duty exhaust needs of all of your trailers. industrial, farming, manufacturers and mining industry. 1868 Drew Road We have been helping fleets, ownerMississauga, ON L5S 1J6 operators, brokers, truck repair facilities, Tel: 905.677.2771 municipalities and manufactures get Fax: 905.677.2774 their equipment up and running and their trucks back on the road with minimal down time.

“Service Across Ontario” 24 Hour Heavy Towing

Action Automotive, Towing & Recovery

“Keeping You Covered”

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

Abrams Towing


Load Covering Solutions Ltd.

Kee Training Academy “Your Goals Are Our Priority.”

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

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 TRUCK LIGHTING & ACCESSORIES



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


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


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


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


Fort Garry Industries 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

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.

Fort Garry Industries

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

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








Fort Garry Industries Toll Free: 866.328.7725

Minimizer Minimizer has been in business for over

Surgenor Truck Group Eastern Ontario / Western Quebec’s largest group of independent truck

30 years. If it’s on/in a heavy duty truck

dealerships, has built a reputation as

and can be made of polymers, Minimizer

durable as the brands that we sell and

is the brand most trusted.We have the


only lifetime guarantee in the industry

Truck Centres, one in Ottawa, & one in

Fort Garry Industries

with products proven where it matters

Kingston, as well as five service affiliates

915 Walsh Street West

most – on trucks & trailers.

Tel: 705.222.1042

Thunder Bay, ON P7E 4X5 Toll Free: 800.465.5044

500 Minimizer Way S.E.

Tel: 807.577.5724

Blooming Prairie, MN 55917

Fax: 807.475.9033

Toll Free: 800.248.3855 SASKATCHEWAN ALBERTA


Fort Garry Industries 1523 Ross Avenue East

Tel: 507.583.2112

lease. The Surgenor Truck Group includes two

(Brockville, Belleville, Gatineau, & 2 in Cornwall) providing regularly scheduled maintenance as well as on-call 24/7 for roadside assistance, & parts delivery.

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



Regina, SK S4N 7E5


Fort Garry Industries 3455 Miners Avenue

London, ON N6L 1B7

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

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.


24 hour emergency service vehicles to handle all of your tire needs.

700 Education Road

Toll Free: 800.363.4380

Cornwall, ON K6H 2W8

Toll Free: 800.772.4599

Tel: 519.652.2100

Toll Free: 866.623.6766

Tel: 306.242.3465




offering over 15 locations equipped with

Saskatoon, SK S7K 7K9

Fax: 306.933.4850

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

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

Switchboard 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!

The largest Goodyear dealer in Ontario,

“Your Complete Transportation Business

4049 Eastgate Cres.

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


Gerry’s Truck Centre Partner.”


Benson Tire

Tel: 306.757.5606

C & R Transmission Service Ltd.


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

Toll Free: 800.552.8044 Fax: 306.781.7926


261 Binnington Court

Fax: 507.583.7540


Tel: 613.933.1700

Fax: 519.652.6593

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

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

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


OTA Celebrates Double Sapphire Anniversary


oronto, Ontario Ninety years ago, about 20 pioneering motor transport operators, tired of coordinated rail industry attacks against truckers, banded together to defend and promote the industry to governments and the public. Representing less than 200 trucks in 1926, they created the Automotive

Transportation Association - the predecessor to the Ontario Trucking Association. Nine decades, 400 more members, and countless of policy victories later, the OTA has grown into one of the strongest and most respected trade associations in Canada. On November 9 to 10, at its 90th Executive Conference in Toronto, OTA

carrier members and allied trades celebrated the impressive milestone. “By any measure, 90 years is a major milestone for any organization. That OTA has set such a high standard of excellence and achievement over that entire period and continues to do so is truly remarkable and testament to the quality industry leaders

of yesterday, of today and given the continuing interest being shown in serving on the board, I have no doubt that the leaders of tomorrow will carry that legacy forward.” The two-day conference, which is marked by popular business speakers, networking events, and a highly anticipated awards gala dinner, this year in-

cludes a very special feature - a 90th anniversary OTA heritage exhibit. The 350 square foot, multi-panel display takes visitors through a time capsule of OTA and trucking industry legacy and milestones, accomplishments, triumphs, and vision for the future. OTA filmed the exhibit in 360 virtual reality so that

anyone who hasn’t had the chance to walk through it can still have a first-person experience. (Go to com/ watch?v=bypaYCh4 Wd4& to access the video. When it loads, move your mouse around or use YouTube’s on-screen directional tool to view the exhibit in 360 degrees!)


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La quête continue pour des pneus et des roues plus efficaces et à plus longue espérance de vie PAR MAREK KRASUSKI


a minimisation de la résistance au roulement demeure un objectif capital dans le marché des pneus commerciaux, notamment pour les applications de long courrier, pour des raisons d’économies d’essence et d’épargne pour les transporteurs. Plusieurs facteurs déterminent la résistance au roulement. Tout d’abord, il faut utiliser des matériaux qui transforment le moins d’énergie possible en chaleur - un objectif qui s’accomplit au moyen d’un procédé qu’on appelle d’hystérésis. Les développements dans la chimie du caoutchouc et le mélange des composés chimiques variés dans les couches et parois latérales des pneus ont réussi à prolonger l’espérance de vie des enveloppes pneumatiques. D’autres facteurs affectent la résistance au roulement, comme la réticulation des

composantes, le dessein de bande, et, dans une moindre mesure, le nombre de rainures. Par nécessité, plus l’espérance de vie des enveloppes pneumatiques est longue, plus il y a de rechapages possibles. Le nombre de rechapages, cependant, dépend de l’application. Les environnements hors-route comme les exploitations minières et les sites de constructions rendent les pneus plus vulnérables aux risques routiers: en roulant par-dessus une barre de fer, par exemple, la barre peut pénétrer la paroi latérale d’un pneu 34    December 2016

et le détruire. Pour prévenir de tels désastres, des nervures de sureté sont parfois installées sur les pneus pour faire dévier tout débris qui risquerait de pénétrer la paroi latérale. En revanche, les pneus pour les applications de long courrier peuvent être rechapés plus de fois. Le rechapage épargne énormément de dépenses aux opérateurs. Selon la Retread Tire Association (association de rechapage de pneus), les pneus dont la bande de roulement est usée retiennent 80 pourcent de leurs matériaux d’origine - et donc leur investissement - intact. Se débarrasser prématurément de ses pneus usés est l’équivalent de jeter deux ou trois pneus, affirme l’association, qui insiste aussi que la croyance répandue que les rechapages diminuent la qualité et la fiabilité des pneus est complètement d é p a s s é e .

cargaison, d o n c l a pression pneumatique doit être r é g l é e au point idéal. Par exemple, « si un pneu chargé transporte 6,000 livres quand il est fixé sur une r o u e di r ec tr i c e, l a pression pneumatique recommandée est 110 livres par pouce carré pour le pneu à profil bas standard 295/75R22.5. Des tableaux de charge et gonflage sont facilement

disponibles sur les sites web des entreprises de fabrication de pneus, et ces tableaux indiquent la pression pneumatique idéale pour des charges données. Cela dit, vous devez être prudents quand vous lisez ces tableaux, car les pressions recommandées varient en fonction du fait que vous utilisez des pneus simples ou jumelés, » affirme la Retread Tire Association. Les pneus simples (Super Singles) à larges bandes de roulement, qui furent introduits sur le marché par Michelin en 2000, offrent moins de résistance au roulement que les pneus jumelés. Depuis leur introduction, ils n’ont pas saisi une large part du marché, malgré le fait qu’ils améliorent le rendement énergétique de 3 à 5 pourcent, selon l’application. Les Super Singles ne représentent que 5 pourcent du marché; en guise de contraste, songez que les pneus jumelés à faible résistance représentent 40 pourcent du marché. Pourquoi donc les Super Singles ne se vendent-ils pas? Ils ont pourtant un taux de satisfaction à l a

clientèle de plus de 68 pourcent, selon la North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE: conseil nord américain pour l’efficacité du fret) et la Carbon War Room (chambre pour la guerre contre le carbone). Tout d’abord, il y a des soucis de sécurité. Si un pneu simple subit une crevaison, il se peut qu’il n’y ait nulle part où le faire remplacer. Même si un vendeur de pneus est aux alentours, il n’est pas dit qu’il aura des pneus simples à larges bandes et des jantes correspondantes en stock. Et les conducteurs sont réticents à abandonner la couverture de sécurité que leurs fournissent les pneus jumelés. Si un des deux pneus jumelés subit une crevaison, le conducteur le mettra en position intérieure, placera le bon pneu en position extérieure, et conduira son camion tant bien que mal jusqu’à une station de ravitaillement. Cependant, il y a des entreprises qui contestent l’hypothèse selon laquelle les pneus jumelés seraient plus sécuritaires. Des rapports internet semblent montrer que le taux de défaillance des pneus simples dans certaines entreprises est inférieur à celui des pneus jumelés. En effet, le rapport de la FACFE indique que les pneus simples ont une plus longue

espérance de vie que les pneus jumelés. Que vous préfériez les pneus simples ou jumelés, soyez néanmoins conscients de la large gamme de produits en matière de réduction de consommation d’essence que vous offrent les plus importants fabricants. Pour le long courrier, Michelin fournit le X Multi Energy Z et le X Line Energy Z. Le X Multi Energy Z a réalisé une réduction de 15 pourcent dans la résistance au roulement par rapport aux modèles Michelin précédents. Le meilleur kilométrage provient d’une conception de pneu à un double mélange de caoutchouc et dessein de bande. L’espérance de vie de l’enveloppe pneumatique est prolongée par des protecteurs de parois qui protègent les parois latérales des pneus contre les assauts externes. Ce modèle est parfaitement adapté aux applications régionales et aux applications émergentes super-régionales. Pour les camions de transport, Michelin a ort au pneu Michelin XZA3+ Evertread. Le fer de lance de la gamme de pneus de Goodyear pour les marchés de courrier régional et long courrier est le Fuel Max RSA. La technologie de veinure appliquée à ce produit l’aide à réaliser une moindre résistance au roulement, un meilleur kilométrage, et une moindre usure quand il est utilisé pour des applications combinées. Des bandes d’acier à très faible résistance à la traction rendent les pneus plus durables et plus stables. Ces pneus présentent aussi des

enveloppes pneumatiques renforcées, un bandage pneumatique robuste qui résiste au choc, un nouveau dessein de bande qui fournit une meilleure traction, et une empreinte améliorée optimisée par ordinateur qui permet d’améliorer le kilométrage. Les développements dans la fabrication de roues sont un complément important pour les nouvelles conceptions de pneus. Étant donné que les camions deviennent plus lourds, les flottes et les propriétaires-opérateurs cherchent de nouveaux moyens pour compenser l’accroissement des charges. Une solution qui fonctionne pour le secteur moyennement intensif, c’est d’employer des roues en aluminium plutôt qu’en acier. Les roues en aluminium sont plus légères, plus résistantes, et requièrent moins d’entretien - pas de rouille à enlever ou de peinture à remplacer. Les roues en aluminium fournissent résistance suffisante et peuvent prolonger l’espérance de vie du reste de l’équipement. Certains fabricants affirment aussi que les roues en aluminium fournissent des bénéfices environnementaux car elles sont recyclables, et leur conception légère fournit une plus grande charge utile. Les améliorations en matière de pneus et de roues n’ont pas encore atteintes leur performance optimale en matière de qualité, durabilité, et résistance au roulement, mais des améliorations importantes ont déjà été réalisées et continuent à fournir des bénéfices en terme d’espérance de vie, rendement énergétique, résistance au roulement, et sécurité.




Le groupe Lubrifiants Petro-Canada pour 1,125 milliard $


algary, Alberta Suncor Énergie a annoncé le 31 octobre qu’elle avait conclu un accord pour la vente du groupe Lubrifiants PetroCanada Inc. (LPCI) à une filiale de HollyFrontier Corporation (HollyFrontier) pour un produit brut de 1,125 milliard $, (dollars

canadiens) sous réserve des rajustements de clôture habituels. La vente comprend le Centre de production et de fabrication de LPCI à Mississauga, en Ontario, et les actifs de marketing et de distribution internationaux détenus par LPCI, incluant ses bureaux internatio-

naux. En vertu des modalités de l’accord, HollyFrontier continuera d’exploiter le groupe des Lubrifiants sous la marque de commerce Petro-Canada. «   L ’ a n n o n c e d’aujourd’hui est un autre exemple de l’accent que met Suncor sur ses actifs principaux dans le cadre

d’acquisitions et de cessions stratégiques qui renforcent son engagement envers une croissance rentable à long terme, a déclaré Steve Williams, président et chef de la direction. Le groupe Lubrifiants PetroCanada est une entreprise précieuse de haut niveau qui est reconnue par ses

clients à l’échelle de la planète pour ses produits novateurs. Lorsque nous avons annoncé que nous pensions nous départir de notre groupe des Lubrifiants, cela a suscité beaucoup d’intérêt et, par conséquent, nous avons été en mesure de négocier avec une société qui recon-

naît pleinement la valeur de l’entreprise. » La transaction est assujettie aux conditions de clôture habituelles, incluant le respect de toutes les exigences des organismes de réglementation au Canada et aux États-Unis, et elle devrait se conclure au premier trimestre de 2017.



Nouvelle option de péage du pont dans le cas de déplacements à l’extérieur de l’Île


compter du mois prochain, les Insulaires nécessitant des services médicaux à l’extérieur de la province bénéficieront d’un nouveau programme de péage du pont. Vols d’espoir, en collaboration avec Santé Î.-P.-É., paiera un laissezpasser pour le pont de la Confédération aux Insulaires ayant besoin d’une aide financière pour se rendre à des rendez-vous médicaux au Nouveau-Brunswick ou en Nouvelle-Écosse. Le programme démarrera le 1er décembre prochain.

Pour faire une demande, veuillez visiter le site Web de Santé Î.-P.-É à l’adresse www.healthpei. ca (link is external)  ou communiquer avec Vols d’espoir au numéro sans frais suivant : 1.877.346. HOPE (4673). « Une maladie dans votre famille peut s’avérer difficile sur le plan émotif et financier, et se soucier des préparatifs de voyage peut mener à un plus grand stress encore, a déclaré Robert Henderson, ministre de la Santé et du Mieux-être. En offrant gratuitement des laissezpasser pour le pont de

la Confédération aux Insulaires qui sont dans le besoin et qui doivent obtenir des services de soins de santé à l’extérieur de la province, nous contribuons à réduire les obstacles et à veiller à ce que les familles puissent se concentrer sur ce qui importe le plus, la santé de leurs proches. » Les Insulaires peuvent être admissibles au programme de péage du pont s’ils ont obtenu une autorisation préalable de Santé Î.-P.-É. pour des services médicaux hors province ainsi que la confirmation d’un rendez-vous, et

selon le revenu du ménage. Le gouvernement de l’Île-du-Prince-Édouard collabore depuis longtemps avec Vols d’espoir, procurant aux Insulaires depuis 1988 un soutien pour leurs déplacements aériens à l’extérieur de la province dans le cadre du programme de vols de Vols d’espoir. Des 99 vols planifiés par Vols d’espoir en 2015 afin de permettre aux Insulaires d’obtenir les services de soins de santé hors province dont ils avaient besoin, 42 pour cent des clients ont indiqué qu’ils auraient

été dans l’obligation de s’endetter pour se rendre à leur rendez-vous, et 23 pour cent ont déclaré qu’ils auraient annulé ou remis ce rendez-vous pour des motifs financiers. « Nous sommes heureux d’élargir le partenariat entre Santé Î.-P.-É. et Vols d’espoir en assumant les frais de laissez-passer des Insulaires admissibles, a affirmé Doug KellerHobson, directeur général de Vols d’espoir. Nous pouvons ainsi éliminer un obstacle financier et veiller à ce que les Insulaires puissent se rendre à leurs rendez-vous médicaux

à l’extérieur de la province conformément à la vision de Vols d’espoir, selon laquelle tous les Canadiens doivent avoir accès à des soins de santé peu importe la distance à parcourir ou les frais de déplacement à assumer. » Pour de plus amples renseignements sur le Programme de soutien pour les déplacements hors province de Santé Î.-P.-É., consultez www. (link is external). Pour de plus amples renseignements sur Vols d’espoir, visitez



Train Trailer fait l’acquisition de Load King Trailer Rentals


a s o c i é t é Tr a i n Tr a i l e r R e n t a l s Limited a annoncé aujourd’hui qu’elle a mis la touche finale à l’achat de Load King Trailer Rentals le 14 novembre 2016. Propriété du pionnier de l’industrie Joe Daviau, Load King a été fondée en 1991 et a été un acteur principal du marché de la location du Grand Toronto pendant de nombreuses années.

M. Daviau déclare  : «?Notre priorité est de nous assurer que nos clients continuent de recevoir le même excellent service auquel ils se sont habitués au fil des ans. Je suis très heureux de travailler a v e c M.  Kloepfer et son équipe de p r o f e s s i o n n e l s d’expérience de Train

Trailer. J’ai très hâte de poursuivre l’évolution de l’entreprise en leur compagnie.?» M. Daviau travaille dans l’industrie du transport et le secteur

de Load King. Rick Kloepfer, p r é s i d e n t d e Tr a i n Trailer affirme : «?Cette acquisition représente une importante étape de

des semi-remorques depuis plus de 50 ans et il continuera de faire partie

notre plan d’expansion. L’équipe de Load King partage la même culture

d’entreprise et les mêmes valeurs qui consistent à faire passer le client en premier. Nous sommes heureux d’accueillir cette équipe au sein de la famille Train/TIP. La succursale de Vaughan continuera d ’ ê t r e exploitée sous la marque Load King, qui se spécialise en Chargement et

entreposage. Ce regroupement permettra à Load King d’offrir la même vaste gamme de produits et services que ceux qu’offre présentement à ses clients Train Trailer. Pour plus de renseignements sur Train Trailer, consultez notre site Web à Pour plus de renseignements sur TIP Trailer Services, consultez son site Web à


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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 613.969.0799 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. 36    December 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 December 2016   37



The Driver Shortage BY MIKE ZELEK


fter Steve Jobs was let go from Apple, a gentleman named Gil Amelio took over. When the company ran into some trouble and they came to Jobs for help, Gil allegedly said, “Apple is like a ship with a hole in the bottom, leaking water, and my job is to get the ship pointed in the right direction”. To paraphrase Jobs’ response, “don’t point it in the right direction; Fix the hole!” I find this to be an accurate reflection of the Driver Shortage in North America right now. Companies continue to lose drivers and their solution is to hire more drivers. How about fixing the reason why the drivers are leaving in the first place? In an effort to find out why drivers are leaving, I’ve gone straight to the source. Once per month I have been going on trips with drivers to find out first-hand what sort of issues they are running into and what makes their position so volatile. My journey so far has taken

me to New York, Michigan, Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky as well as a few local places around our headquarters in Oakville, Ontario. Having never been a professional driver, everything was a new experience and I can honestly say that I have a new appreciation for the hard work and long hours that drivers do. So did I uncover the answer to the million-dollar question of why turnover is so high? Ultimately, I did not. I did learn a lot about our drivers and the multitude of issues that they deal with on a daily basis. From these trips I have found three main reasons for the driver shortage; time, money and respect. TIME – I realized how important their time is and consequently, how important it is to not waste their time. Time is money and in an industry that has not seen a noticeable pay

increase in 20 years, that time is more valuable than ever. With the introduction of Electronic Logs, proper use of time becomes even more import-

driver is going to be late (or even early) for an appointment, reach out to the customer and let them know. This could be the difference be-

ant. What may seem like a minor delay waiting for paperwork can totally ruin a trip. Dispatch can assist with this by being proactive instead of reactive. Do not wait until the driver is approaching the border to ensure that all paperwork is complete. This can be done when the driver is 100 + miles from the border so that there is time to fix it if there is something wrong. If a

tween rescheduling an appointment or being forced to be “worked in” which can take many hours. MONEY – Prior to writing this article I did some research by comparing rates from many different trucking companies. I discovered that recruiters have an assortment of ways to say the same thing and earn pretty much the same money. The rate

per mile at one company might be three or four cents higher than a competitor, but the mileage is less or you do not get paid hooks/drops, or there is no bonus for crossing the border etc. So while the rate per mile might look a lot better, the income at the end of the year will be very similar. I believe this to be a large reason why there is a lot of turnover. When a driver sees the rate per mile and they compare it to their current rate, they assume that they will make way more money. But after a few paychecks they realize that this is not the case and find a different company to try. R E S P E C T – Yo u d o not have to be Aretha Franklin to realize how important respect is to people. It seems like a lesson that is instilled since pre-school, but the simple phrase of “treat

others like how you would like to be treated” needs to be reminded to people everywhere. Without truck drivers, none of us in the industry would be employed. They are the most important part of the company but are not treated so. The mentality of “Oh, they are just a driver” needs to cease to exist. These drivers are a valuable member of your team and deserve to be treated as such. This goes beyond common courtesies, though these a r e o f t e n ov e r l o o k e d as well. Drivers need to be recognized for their role and make them feel like they are part of the company’s success and growth. So there you have it, TIME, MONEY and RESPECT are three huge reasons why retention numbers are so low. Smart companies will work hard to reduce the amount of time wasted to allow drivers to maximize the amount of money that can be earned. And never ever forget to treat your drivers with respect.



Saluting the Behind-the-Scenes Individuals Who Deliver Holiday Happiness


reenville, South Carolina - Michelin North America, Inc. (“Michelin”) is entering a second consecutive holiday season to launch the transportation appreciation campaign, #KeepThanksMoving. The social and digital media initiative celebrates millions of transportation industry heroes who work tirelessly behind the scenes to keep the holidays moving forward. As part of the campaign, Michelin encourages people everywhere to share their appreciation either by Twitter via the hashtag #Keep-

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ThanksMoving and or by posting on the MichelinUSA Facebook page, in order to recognize an outstanding individual’s service and dedication to delivering holiday happiness. “Michelin applauds the commitment of individuals in the transportation industry in the air, on our roads, and across the farms and fields of America who deliver when it matters most,” said Ralph Dimenna, Chief Operating Officer of Michelin Americas Truck Tires, Inc. “These unsung heroes enable us to travel home, transport our food and

gifts, and keep our economy moving, not to mention the millions of miles driven by shoppers and travelers during the holidays and throughout the year.” Not all heroes wear capes - heroes in the transportation industry include: Airport workers, who will enable more than 27 million people to fly on U.S. airlines over a 12-day period around Thanksgiving 2016 alone. Truck drivers, numbering more than 3.6 million, who will transport nearly 70 percent of all the freight tonnage in the U.S. this holiday season.

Farmers, each of whom supplies food for 144 people in the U.S. and abroad each year. Miners who extract nearly 100 different kinds of minerals from the earth and provide the raw materials for heat, electricity, roads and bridges, and countless consumer products. Parcel delivery workers, who will deliver nearly 20 billion of packages, letters and gifts during the 2016 holiday season. Snow plow drivers who enable drivers to get to their destinations safely during inclement weather events.

Construction workers who provide our buildings, roads and infrastructure. Each week, beginning November 17 through December 31, 2016, Michelin will recognize individuals in the transportation and travel industries, who demonstrate outstanding commitment to keep the holidays moving by the posts received on its social media channels mentioned above. Michelin will randomly select seven individuals, who are honored as holiday heroes via social media posts. Each person will receive a limited edition Michelin themed gourmet gift box

from Try the World, an online gourmet store. The Michelin themed Try the World gift box features a selection of eight culinary delights from across the globe selected by Thomas Raquel, pastry chef at the world-famous Michelin three-star restaurant, Le Bernadin in New York. Participants can also download a “Thank-you” card from Michelinmedia. com to demonstrate gratitude toward community heroes, who keep the holidays moving forward. Official contest rules are posted on Michelinmedia. com.



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From the


Controlling Christmas Chaos


hristmas is supposed to be a festive time of year but often comes with too much of everything; too much eating, too much drinking, too much spending, and too much stress. Truckers are on the frontline and know firsthand about how stress plays itself out on the roads and in the cities of this nation. This is what some of them had to stay about peace on earth and good will to all.

DA N B E AU L N E also finds the seasonal traffic a challenge. “It gets a lot busier. Shipping does go up and traffic gets a lot busier, even hectic. Everybody’s in a hurry, especially as Christmas draws closer. Everybody waits until the last minute to get to where they want to go. They don’t take into consideration traffic and road conditions, or the big trucks on the road with drivers like me who are trying to do their job. As for downtime, I get Christmas day off and that’s it. But that’s OK.” The difficulties for Dan though are offset by the benefits most of us enjoy. “I look forward to getting the whole family together and having a nice Christmas dinner. Seeing the grandkids running around is a real pleasure.”

SARAH ROMAIN who has been driving commercially for five years likes her job, despite the occupational hazards. “There’s definitely more traffic on the road at this time of year. I find people don’t pay attention to bigger vehicles. They don’t respect us in terms of giving us room, especially with the snow which requires us to maintain a good distance because we need our braking space. Drivers stay too close in front or behind us. If we try to stay back they pull right in front of us. That aside, I’m looking forward to the time off, and I really enjoy my job. I really like driving a bigger vehicle."

Alberta based PERRY CARRIERE seems to take it all in stride. “Traffic initially gets heavier but then slows down, but that depends on what you’re hauling. I work for a highboy division, not van loads. But the drivers with vans are probably busier. I usually take three days off for the holidays, but haven’t been home for New Years in 13 years.”

JAMES HEASLIP integrates his driving duties with other highly technical responsibilities which include “the degasification of oil for high power transformers.” This involves transporting large pieces of equipment. As for the Christmas rush, James says, “it’s difficult to negotiate traffic at Christmastime, especially in malls. In the past I have caused damage to a vehicle negotiating my way into a parking lot - just to get dinner. Otherwise I anticipate Christmas to be as usual. I will have time off and I’m going away." ••• Contact me to share your views at



Bison’s Jack Fielding Named Canada’s Top Trucker


oronto, Ontario – A year after being named the top truck driver in Ontario, Bison Transport’s Jack Fielding notched the title of National Truck Driver of the Year. The award, established by the Canadian Trucking Alliance and sponsored by Volvo Trucks Canada, is the highest honour bestowed upon a truck driver in Canada who has maintained a collisionfree driving record and demonstrated exemplary professionalism both on and off the road. The National Truck Driver of the Year is selected among all of the previous year’s provincial Driver of

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the Year recipients by a panel of judges made up of representatives from Transport Canada, the Traffic Industry Research Foundation and the Canada Safety Council. This is the second consecutive year the OTA nominee was crowned with the national title. Fielding – a truckload operator for Bison over the last 18 years – was handed the award during the opening breakfast at the OTA’s 90th annual executive conference in Toronto. “Jack is the kind of driver other new drivers entering the industry should try to emulate,” says Peter Currie, Ontario District

Manager, Volvo Trucks Canada. “It’s no surprise that he followed up last year’s honour with this national award. He goes about every day with professionalism and class.” Described by his employer as a “modest guy, whose actions on and off the road speaks volumes,” Fielding has amassed over 3 million collision-free kilometres throughout his 40-year career. “Jack is the kind of driver we’d like to clone,” says Norm Sneyd, Bison’s VP of Business Development. “When we have a special situation that requires immediate attention – something that requires the Fielding touch – we

bring Jack in and he gets it done every time.” Jack has been a loyal driver for nearly two decades as well as an in-house driver-trainer/ mentor to new drivers at Bison. He also served proudly as an OTA Road Knight in 2011-2012 when he travelled the province, visiting schools and community events to help promote safe driving, environmental responsibility and enhance the image of the trucking industry. The CTA-Volvo Driver of the Year punctuates a long list of industry accolades, including being named the 2013 Driver of the Year by the U.S.-based Truckload Carriers Association.

“Drivers like Jack are the backbone of our industry,” says CTA CEO David Bradley. “On behalf of CTA and the other provincial

trucking associations, I am proud to honour such a dedicated professional as Canada’s top truck driver.”




Our Commitment to Our Drivers


yder employs more than 7,000 drivers and we have among the lowest driver turnover rates in our business. We achieve our superior driver retention by keeping our promise to our drivers. It is our commitment to strive to: Treat employees with respect; Provide predictable and fair pay; Provide clean, safe and reliable equipment and Provide work life balancehome most nights. We also like to recognize great work! Ryder’s Driver of the Year Award, one of the Company’s longest running and most prestigious recognition programs, honors drivers in its Fleet Management Solutions, Dedicated

Transportation Solutions, and Supply Chain Solutions business segments, who have demonstrated exemplary safety performance, customer service, and citizenship throughout their careers. Recipients are inducted into the Ryder “Driver Hall of Fame” and are presented with a cash prize and a specially designed ring and watch. As one of our drivers, you’re at the core of our business - and that’s something we appreciate. So we make sure you get the respect, stability, and reliable equipment you deserve, all while maintaining industry-leading compensation and one of the lowest driver turnover rates in the business. Ryder was awarded Top

Fleet Employer for the past two years. We understand the importance of having sound HR policies, and best practices in the trucking industry along with a high standard of HR excellence. Ryder was also awarded Greater Toronto’s Top Employers. Competing against hundreds of other companies, we were recognized as one of the best companies

by offering exceptional workplaces to our valued employees. Ryder is a $6.6 billion, FORTUNE 500® commercial fleet management, dedicated transportation, and supply chain solutions company, with operations in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and the U.K., as well as parts of Asia. The Company, founded in

1933, operates behind the scenes, managing critical transportation and logistics functions for more than 50,000 customers, many of which make the products that consumers use every day. Ryder employs more than 33,000 people, manages a fleet of 231,900 commercial vehicles, and operates more than 40

million square feet of warehouse space. Ryder’s stock (NYSE: R) is a component of the Dow Jones Transportation Average and the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index. Ryder operates three business segments: Fleet Management Solutions, Supply Chain Solutions, and Ryder Dedicated.  For more information, visit



Mackie Recognized by American Truck Historical Society


s h a w a ’s R o s s Mackie has been recognized by the American Truck Historical Society for 50 years in the trucking business. Mackie was awarded the 50 Years Founders Award for his five decades in the industry. The Mackie Group of companies - a long time OTA member, also received the 75 Year Business Award by the Society in September. The Oshawa-based business has been in the community since 1928 when

Ross Mackie’s parents Merle and Amanda founded Mackie the Mover. Ross Mackie began working for the company in the 1950s and the company went on to become one of the original North American Van Lines Canada Ltd. agents. His four sons joined him in the 1970s. Though Ross Mackie is now retired, the family business is still moving with 14 of his grandchildren working in different divisions of the Mackie Group.


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A Accutrac Capital Solutions Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . 1, 7 Autobahn Truck Tires & Retread . . . . . . . . . . . 28

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B Bennetts Power Service Products. . . . . . . . . . 16 Benson Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Birdseye Solutions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1, 4-5 BorgWarner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Bryson & Assoc. Insurance Brokers Ltd. . . . . . . 1

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C C & R Transmission Service Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . 12 C.U.T.C. Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Caravan Group of Companies . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Carmen Transportation Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Cleral Scales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Cleral Scales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Continental Tire the Americas, LLC . . . . . . . . . . 2 Contract Express Limited . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46

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D Diesel Spec Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

E Edge Transportaton Services Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . 50 Erb Group of Companies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Execucor Financial Limited . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

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F Fleet-Tax Services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Flo Components Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

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G Gear Centre Group. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

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

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

L Laidlaw Carriers Van GP Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Lucas Oil Products. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

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M McDougall Insurance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Minimizer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

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N Newman Insurance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Newton’s Electric Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14

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P Polar Mobility Research Ltd. . . . . . . . . . 8, 18, 46

R Ryder Logistics & Transportation. . . . . . . . . . . 41

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S Sirius XM Canada Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

T TA Travel Centres Canada. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6, 12 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 VitalAire Canada. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

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

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Alternators & Fan Drives BorgWarner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Automated Greasing Systems Flo Components Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Compliance Services Ver-X Direct . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Diesel Performance Products Diesel Spec Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Drivetrain Products Gear Centre Group. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Employment Opportunities Caravan Group of Companies . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Carmen Transportation Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Contract Express Limited . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Edge Transportaton Services Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . 50 Erb Group of Companies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 International Truckload Services Inc.. . . . . . . . 46 Laidlaw Carriers Van GP Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Ryder Logistics & Transportation. . . . . . . . . . . 41 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. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fuel Additives Bennetts Power Service Products. . . . . . . . . . 16 Heating Sales & Service Polar Mobility Research Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . 8, 18 Insurance Brokers Bryson & Assoc. Insurance Brokers Ltd. . . . . . . 1 McDougall Insurance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Newman Insurance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Lubricants Lucas Oil Products. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Permits & Waivers C.U.T.C. Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Fleet-Tax Services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Preventative Maintenance TA Travel Centres Canada. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Refrigeration Systems Polar Mobility Research Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Satellite Radio Sirius XM Canada Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Safety Inspections TA Travel Centres Canada. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Security & Supervision Services Birdseye Solutions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1, 4-5 Sleep Apnea Products VitalAire Canada. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Starters & Alternators Newton’s Electric Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Tanker Leasing Transcourt Tank Leasing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Tanker Manufacturing & Sales Tremcar Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Tire Manufacturers Continental Tire the Americas, LLC . . . . . . . . . . 2 Tire Sales & Service Autobahn Truck Tires & Retread . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Benson Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 TA Travel Centres Canada. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Truck Parts & Accessories Minimizer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Traction Truck Parts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Truck Transmissions Sales & Service C & R Transmission Service Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Truck & Trailer Repairs TruckPro. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Weigh Scales (On Board) Cleral Scales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Cleral Scales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

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NAPA Auto Parts

Peace Truck & Trailer Ltd.

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

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



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

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




NAPA #6260

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

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




Safari Manufacturing Inc. (Partco Truck Parts)

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


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


Paramount Parts Inc. 36 Riedel Street Fort McMurray, AB T9H 3E1 Tel: 780.791.3000


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


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.

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


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


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


Gear-O-Rama Supply Ltd. 4876 North Access Road Chetwynd, BC V0C 1J0 Tel: 250.788.2255


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


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


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


Smithers Parts & Service (2005) Ltd. 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


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

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


Taurus Heavy Duty Ventures Ltd

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

2703A Kilpatrick Avenue Courtenay, BC V9N 6P4 Tel: 250.871.1191





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


Hydraco Industries Ltd.

Napa Auto Parts

Traction Brandon

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

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: 519.623.1413

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


Traction Ottawa (605) 3020 Hawthorne Road, Unit 200E Ottawa, ON K1G 3J6 Toll Free: 800.396.2664 Tel: 613.742.1209


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



Nick’s Truck Parts

D & S Auto

244 Dunkirk Road St. Catharines, ON L2R 7K6 Tel: 905.687.7031

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


Sudbury Truck & Trailer Centre 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





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


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


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


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


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


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

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TruckPro Locations



Drum Diesel 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 th Street Fort MacLeod, AB T0L 0Z0 Tel: 403.915.3499


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.



Geeraert Mechanical Service 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


2250 – 39 Street North Lethbridge, AB T1H 5J2 Tel: 403.394.2253 th


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


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


Gearheads Truck Repair

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


P. M. Industries Ltd. 4950 Jordan Avenue Nanaimo, BC V9T 2H8 Tel: 250.758.8004


Total Truck Ltd.

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


P. M. Industries Ltd.


1785 Mills Road Sidney, BC V8L 5S9 Tel: 250.656.1689

Hydraco Industries Ltd.


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


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


Central Alberta Heavy Duty Repair 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    December 2016

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

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


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

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: 519.623.1413


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 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


True Diesel Truck & Trailer Repair Ltd.


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




DAB’s Repair Ltd.


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

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


Lickman Truck & Trailer Parts & Service Ltd.

10920 – 87th Avenue Grande Prairie, AB T8V 8K4 Toll Free: 800.665.0509 Tel: 780.539.6260

Schellenberg Heavy Equipment



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 Center 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 Saint-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

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


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


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’s SMART Approach to GHG Phase II Regs


TA’s white paper on Phase II GHG which outlined the Alliance’s SMART Plan for Green Trucking continues to guide government action to ensure future regulations take into account the necessity for a Madein-Canada approach. Transport Canada’s latest efforts, in co-operation with Environment and Climate Change Canada, will

focus on the availability, performance and market trends in Canada for advanced tire technologies, such as wide single tires and low rolling resistance dual tires. It was CTA’s appeal as part of GHG Phase I, and continues to be for Phase II, that consideration is given to traction as well as GHG-reduction to ensure manufacturers were not

forced to provide fleets with tires which are not suited for Canadian operating environments. The goal of the research, set to commence in midwinter 2017 and focus on class 8 vehicles, is to collect detailed information on tire spec’ing from fleets that operate from coastto-coast-to-coast as well as from both vehicle and tire OEM’s.

“By going to a broad geographic cross-section of the industry, fleets from across the country that operate in many different sectors of the trucking industry can lend their experience as it relates to tire traction and the balance with GHG reduction - something that remains a key issue for CTA member fleets,” added Wood. The outcome of the re-

search will provide more insight into the differences of market trends for tires in Canada and the US, while also helping to inform decision makers as they prepare to take next steps to address a Madein-Canada GHG Phase II rule. This latest research is the third key action item to come from government as a result of CTA’s

SMART Plan for Green Trucking released in January 2016. Earlier this year, research to determine the suitability of 6x2 tractors was announced and is ongoing. More recently, the Council of Ministers signaled their intentions to include longer tractors in the National Memorandum of Understanding on Weights and Dimensions.


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Fort McMurray First Responders to be Honoured with Overpass


he Government of Alberta is naming the portion of King Street where it crosses Highway 63 as “Responders Way.” “On the first day of re-entry, first responders stood on the bridge and welcomed Albertans home. People will think of this touching moment every time they cross the bridge or drive under it. Naming the bridge is a fitting way for us to forever remember the efforts of first responders during

the fire.” Premier Rachel Notley Alberta Transportation has committed to work with the municipality to ensure that there is appropriate signage to recognize the name change. “Our commitment reflects the impact made by the many responders who willingly assisted under extremely challenging circumstances. It is notable as well that Responders Way was the unofficial welcome-home point as residents returned to their

city and their homes.” Brian Mason, Minister of Transportation “Words alone cannot express the bravery and dedication of our first responders during that time, nor the gratitude we all feel for their dedication. We are delighted at the support from the Government of Alberta to ensure a lasting tribute will be in place for generations to come.” Melissa Blake, Mayor of the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo.


Premier Rachel Notley with Fort McMurray firefighters.


Register Now for 3rd Women with Drive Summit


genda for March 2nd event will offer global perspectives, leadership insights, HR tips and more Ottawa, Ontario - Registration for Trucking HR Canada’s 2017 Women with Drive Leadership Summit has officially opened, promising new insights into strategies that can help attract, recruit and retain more

women in the trucking industry. The third annual event will be held March 2, 2017, and hosted at the Sheraton Toronto Airport Hotel and Conference Centre, kicking off with an opening networking reception the evening of March 1. “We continue to build on the learning and networking opportunities our summit has become

known to offer,” says Angela Splinter, CEO of Tr u c k i n g H R C a n a d a . “With women accounting for 48% of Canada’s labour force, the recruitment and retention of more women in trucking is a business issue fleets cannot overlook.” Now in its third year, the summit has emerged as a go-to event for anyone in the industry looking to learn

more about the recruitment and retention of women. The summit is one part of the broader Women with Drive initiative, which has developed a variety of resources equipping employers with tools to support more women in the trucking industry. Panel discussions will include a focus on leadership, offering insights

from females in the industry that are not only surviving, but thriving in their roles; the sharing of innovative recruitment and retention strategies being implemented by fleets across the country; and, an exciting, global panel bringing perspectives from leading

women, drivers and other trailblazers hailing from Australia, Sweden, New Zealand and England. To reserve a seat at Women with Drive, and to learn more about sponsoring the event, visit Early bird rates are available until December 16, 2016.



Resurfacing Complete Near Canal Flats


early 14 kilometres of Highway 93/95 are now resurfaced, as well as 4.5 kilometres of side roads in the Canal Flats area, south of Columbia Lake in the East Kootenay. “Resurfacing in this area of the Rockies is now complete, just in time for the arrival of winter,” said Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Todd Stone. “Sections of Highway 93 and 95 from Grave Lake Road to Canal Flats Bridge have been resurfaced and improved, which will benefit local residents as well as tour-

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ists accessing the Fairmont Resort.” Resurfacing is complete on sections of Highway 93/95 27 kilometres north of Wasa to Canal Flats Bridge. In addition, local area side-road paving is complete on the north end of Green Road, Findlay Creek Road and Fairmont Resort Road. Okanagan Aggregates Ltd. completed this $2.2-million project. This project is part of B.C. on the Move, the B.C. government’s 10-year plan for the improvement of the province’s transportation network.




Setting Yourself Up for January Success



hether you’re at home or on the road, the holidays are filled with plenty of FOOD, and it’s typically not the healthy kind either! I’m sure we are all well aware of the dreaded holiday weight gain this causes, which sends us all straight to feeling guilty in January, hoping for a quick reversal of the damage by saying we’ll work out more and eat less. Fortunately, we can take some steps in December to prepare us for an easy transition into a healthier lifestyle for the New Year. Keep your daily diet a little healthier than normal, knowing that you will likely be indulging more than usual. If you normally eat in restaurants, try to pack some healthier food in the truck in December, so that you can save calories, and money, for a holiday get together. You’ll feel more like yourself come January, and won’t feel pressure to undo all of the damage you did. Also, since you’re already in the habit of eating healthy as a norm during your normal schedule (when

you’re not celebrating), it will feel more natural and easier come January. Move more. Spend more time exercising this holiday season to keep you feeling like yourself. Whether you hit the gym an extra day a week or get outside to build a snowman with the family, you won’t regret it, especially come January. You will keep your energy up, your circulation pumping and your digestion flowing (important for the indulgent food you may be having). The best part about this is that the more you exercise, the more you actually crave movement and look forward to it. If you set a foundation in December, your workouts won’t feel as daunting in January. Practice saying no, now. We often think that come January, it will be easy to avoid treats and junk food because there simply won’t be any temptation when the holidays are over, but this couldn’t be further from the truth; reality is that we are faced with temptation all year long. Birthdays, anniversaries, or get-togethers seem to show up out of nowhere, making it hard to stay on track. The more you practice saying “no” to junk food you are offered in December instead of automatically eating whatever you want, the easier it will be to say “no” in January. Find a workout program you love. While you’re exercising a little extra in December (see tip #2), find a type of workout or routine that you can see

yourself sticking to so that you’ll be more likely to keep exercising after that first week of 2017. This could be a form of exercise such as running, yoga, or weight lifting, a YouTube channel of workouts, or a more specific exercise program. Set a goal and an action plan. Take a few minutes to decide exactly what

aspect of your health you want to improve. Weight? Blood pressure? Stress levels? Write that down, and underneath it write out exactly how you plan to reach that goal. Get as detailed as possible, including what day you’ll start (the sooner the better), what you plan to do for exercise and how often, how you’ll eat and

grocery lists, and how you’ll stay accountable (weekly weigh-ins, buddy system). When January comes, you won’t feel lost, but rather prepared and ready to roll! Implement these strategies into your routine in December, and you’ll be well on your way to success in January! Allow yourself some wiggle

room for indulgences, but remember to keep it limited. The holidays wouldn’t be the same without all of our favorite family recipes, so treat yourself while keeping in mind that in the long run, 8 stuffed mushrooms really aren’t going to make you a happier person than 3 will! Have a healthy, safe, and happy holiday season!


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Myths of Fleet Washing



ehicle washing is subject to a number of myths which need to be identified and clarified. Here are some of the more widely shared falsehoods accompanied by the facts. Vehicle Washing Myth: Soft water uses less soap. Fact: Soft water allows the effects of lathering to maximize, however, it’s more difficult to rinse off. Vehicle Washing Myth: The less cost of the chemicals equals a better cost per wash. Fact: Chemical cost is less relevant than the cost per wash. Measure chemical per wash, not per drum or container.

Vehicle Washing Myth: Soap is soap, it doesn’t matter, they all clean. Fact: Use a reputable soap expert to design a metered system for your wash bay. Regardless of hand washing or automation, cost per wash is what matters. Make sure you have the tools to measure. Vehicle Washing Myth: A 55 gallon drum or barrel is the least expensive way to purchase chemicals. Fact: The dilution rate is the best way. The more concentrated the soap, the less water you pay for. Why pay someone to ship you water? Water is cheap and heavy. Don’t get caught in the overall price. Vehicle Washing Myth: Washing by hand is the best method for results and expense. Fact: Washing by hand is the most inconsistent and labour intensive method. Vehicle Washing Myth: Water is water. Fact: Soft water and hard water react much differ-


Tremcar at NTTC in New Orleans


remcar attended the National Tank Truck Carrier Week in New Orleans, October 18th to the 20th. The company had four tanks on exhibit to show the quality of the workmanship on custom built tank trailers. The sales team composed of Andy Mulvey, Pete Turkalj, Nancy Dille, Daniel Tremblay, President of Tremcar, Jacques Tremblay, Owner and Chairman of the Board, Melanie Dufresne and Gary Preston are proudly posing behind a custom built Time DC chemical tank. What makes this tank stand out are the light arrangements around the tank heads, front and back and the T shape break lights defining the owners personal

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trade mark. Tremcar has a long experience in manufacturing stainless steel tanks for the transportation of liquid bulk such as food grade products and chemical products. All sanitary tanks meet the 3-A standard and all chemical tanks are DOT 407 or 412 certified, depending on what type of chemical product is transported. Aside from the two chemical tanks exposed at the show, Tremcar also provided an aluminum petroleum tank and a Pneumatic Dry bulk tank used to carry plastic pellets. The Dry Bulk, recently delivered to First Class in Kentucky was graciously lent by the customer for the show.


ently with your chemicals. Determine what water you have and ensure the proper chemicals are aligned. You will save money and time. Vehicle Washing Myth: Warm water works better than cold water. Fact: This is only true in touchless washing. Using a brush or friction will al-

low you to save on water costs by using ambient water. Vehicle Washing Myth: Cleaning less saves money. Fact: Less cleaning takes longer per wash to clean. Frequent cleaning equals less cost per wash. Vehicle Washing Myth: Soft water is better to

wash with than hard water. Fact: Both have their challenges, but an expert has remedies for a great, spot free clean. Vehicle Washing Myth: Black vehicles are impossible to keep clean. Fact: Today’s technology with proper water treatment & chemicals can

wash a black car/truck in less than 5 minutes, spot free. Jack Jackson is President of Awash Systems Corp. Email: jjackson@ or call 800.265.7405. Visit our w e b s i t e w w w. a w a s h North America’s leader in Fleet Washing Solutions.




Ontario Logistics Company Innovative Technology


hipMLG is a startup firm based in Kitchener, Ontario. It focuses on logistics and transportation technology, coupled with traditional brokerage/freight forwarding. Cory Skinner is Chief Technology Officer who says the company is working on an exciting and innovative web based platform that will introduce new tools, and benefits, to the trucking industry. Ontario Trucking News (OTN) interviewed Cory Skinner to learn more about what ShipMLG plans to bring to the transportation sector. OTN: Could you provide a brief history of ShipMLG and how it serves the commercial transportation sector? Skinner: ShipMLG is an integrated web based logistics solution that has not been done before in Canada. We bring

together tools that enable customers, carrier and brokers the ability to get freight quotes from the major Canadian / U.S common carriers, secure the transportation and receive real-time GPS information on the location/status using desktop and mobile applications. We are also integrating a push notification platform for carriers to get notified of the quotes and then can start bidding. We are also integrating mobile logistics factoring, thus enabling carriers to get paid immediately. The combination and marriage of all these systems has not been done in Canada and with it, provides a huge opportunity for companies to better manage logistics, enable end-to-end visibility, enable carriers to source loads for their fleets and promote a better ‘bottom line.

OTN: Who will benefit from the tools in your web based platform? Skinner: We expect that within the range of customers, shippers, other brokers, common carriers as well as owner/ operators will be able to benefit. OTN: Could you describe what these tools are and how they work? Skinner: works by integrating web services and other data sources (such as CWT rates) to enable customers, shippers and end users to quickly get a quote from most carriers in North America. These quotes can then be “favorited” to build an easy dashboard for managing shipments, costs and orders. The second component (another platform that will be merged together with, is – this is

a platform with mobile apps (iOS and Android) to allow for order pickups, track/trace and order delivery. Future phases will bring these systems together and couple them with additional enhancements, ease of use, and will provide users with a free platform that complements existing tools, works to replace others and provide those in the logistics industry an end to end platform that marries best in class technology with simplicity of use. OTN: How will these new tools, and platform, differ from what is already on the market? Skinner: The current tools on the market only offer a partial segment of functionality. Users need to use one tool to get a quote, another to see all their quotes/orders/shipment history, another for track and trace and then, yet another for invoicing/

payment. Our platform will take all the needed parts of quote to delivery (and invoicing), will align them in an easy to use tool and is free to use (replacing the need for costly load boards, downloading multiple apps and managing different accounts). OTN: Is it user friendly? If so, how? Skinner: We have chosen a format that is easy and friendly in a few ways. The first is that we have chosen responsive and progress web formats that will not require any user downloads in order to use or to take advantage of future enhancements/changes. We also took the time to look at what our competitors were doing (or not doing), make a list of all the features, functionality, needed components and then worked through them all to find the fast-

est, and most streamlined approach to get from quote to delivery and payment. We then worked with UI/UX designers to develop a new interface to be applied to new platform releases. This will take the beta / phase 1 we have now for FreightRate and Got Freight and bring it all together (planned to be released in early 2017). OTN: Other points of interest to readers? Skinner: We would like to note that ShipMLG is a small Kitchener-Waterloo based start-up that has its roots in Logistics, but has been fortunate to be able to take great ideas and bring them to market and enable the success of our customers. We have also been able to bring on board some advisors that has enabled us to move forward towards significant changes in the industry.


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Remembering Christ in Christmas



o many, Christmas becomes a time of giving, for some it is a time of debt making. We buy beyond our cash flow, all because we want to appear generous, giving and loving, and we overdo it. The Bible gives us some interesting information regarding the events of our first recorded Christmas. God chose to use a young couple to bring the world everlasting hope and salvation. God used a young teenage girl, who had found favour with God, as a venue to give birth to baby Jesus. Her betrothed fiancé Joseph wondered what was going on. We understand, God spoke to Joseph and said, don’t worry, I am in charge. God through His spirit caused Mary to become pregnant, so Jesus is the very Son of God. So we find recorded in the

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Holy Bible, “For God so loved the world (us) that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him (Jesus) should not perish but have everlasting life.” Jesus took on human form even before His birth, the moment Mary became pregnant. Jesus began to live in her womb, just like all of us in our mother’s womb, before we were born. He took on the form of a human. Therefore Jesus understands humans. Scripture tells us that He was tempted in all points as we are, yet remained sinless and pure. Jesus had a heavenly Father. Jesus would have been a sinful human had Joseph been His father. We might say Jesus had a dual personality; He was God in human form. Many who saw Jesus on earth failed to understand who He really was. They looked for someone filled with pomp and glory. Jesus spent time with those for whom He came. His purpose was to seek and to save the ones who were (are) lost, those who require a Saviour. He alone can save us from sin, and a Christ-less eternity, which would be hell. We find recorded in Acts 4:12 “Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given where by which we must be saved.”

According to the word of God (Bible) Jesus is the only way by which we can be saved. There are no other names in the list. Because of this huge gift from God, someone years ago called this time of year “Christmas”. There is no other gift as great, the price is huge. Jesus left heaven’s glory to spend time here on earth, for the express purpose to give His human life for us so we might have, as a free gift, everlasting life in heaven. For by grace you have been saved through faith and that not of yourselves. It is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast. (Ephesians 2:8,9) Friend, our desire and prayer for you is to accept this gift and enjoy your first Christmas as a child of God, a member in His family.


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Western Trucking News, Issue 103, December 2016