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May 2010    3

ACC International Inc.

Eco-Power Brush System Saves Time, Money & the Environment


more importantly, there is no residue left behind on the vehicle’s paint after the wash. This results in a longer life and sharper look to any graphics on the truck. The soap is also concentrated (264 parts to one part of water) and therefore extremely economical, costing 10 cents or less per application. One of the greatest features of the Eco-Power Brush System is the ability to treat and reuse water. “We are able to treat and recycle your waste water, taking out the hazardous materials by using a non-filtered electro-pulse technology,” said Jack. “Once it has been electrified, the waste becomes non-hazardous and you

standalone washing system that is capable of washing any trailer in your fleet – with less expense, time, labour, and with better results. Combined with the Waste Water Treatment system, Soap Applicator and Undercarriage systems, the Eco-Power Brush is the quickest, most cost–effective washing solution on the market. What makes the EcoPower Brush System so unique is its non–abrasive, cruciform brushes. They reach where automated and hand-held brushes simply cannot, and last for up to 15,000 washes. A single person walks the lightweight Eco-Power Brush around the vehicle. There is no messy foam from the 100 per cent biodegradable soap; and

are able to safely dispose of it through regular waste disposal methods. Since it is no longer hazardous, you save having to pay someone to take it away and dispose of it for you.” Ninety per cent of your water can then b e

By Peter Dudley

or a fleet manager or an owner/operator, one of th e most beautiful sights is a clean truck. However, washing a large fleet is a lengthy, tedious and expensive job. This is probably why there are so many dirty trucks on our highways. Jack Jackson wants to do something about that. As the owner of ACC International, distributor of the highly innovative EcoPower Brush System, Jack wants to help the truck industry reap the benefits of a system already widely used in the bus and motor coach industry. The Eco-Power Brush System is a lightweight,

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recycled back into the wash system to clean more trailers. This is a huge benefit to those concerned about environmental and compliance issues, as well as costly water usage. The complete Eco-Power Brush System can be configured in a variety of ways to meet the customer’s needs. The Eco–Power Brush System can wash a vehicle as small as a delivery van, or as large as a train. In fact, companies outside the trucking industry currently using the EcoPower Brush System include: Go Transit, Coach Canada and the Montréal subway system. Jack believes that other wash systems such as touchless drive-through truck washes and handheld sprayers do not measure up to the Eco– Power Brush System. Automated systems do not provide the same physical contact with the vehicle and also leave behind a build-up of chemicals causing the truck’s paint and aluminum to oxidize. This results in pitting and a dulling affect to the truck’s finish. There is also an enormous amount of water used in automated methods, unlike the EcoPower Brush System. Conventional hand washing of a trailer can

take up to 60 minutes. The Eco-Power Brush System does a better job in less than 10 minutes and uses 75 per cent less water. A fleet of 100 trailers washed once weekly, using the Eco-Power Brush System will save

$72,000 annually in labour costs alone. When these savings are combined with the water savings, the overall reduction in costs is remarkable. The Eco-Power Brush System is easy to install and requires no modifications to fit into existing wash bays. ACC International’s trained technicians install all cords and rollers overhead, providing a hazard-free area for wash bay employees. Fleet managers can easily reduce costly injury claims due to trips and falls over traditional hose systems that lie on the ground. Once washing is complete, the lightweight brush system tucks neatly away leaving a clean, open bay area ready for other uses and saving in facility costs.

Customer service and satisfaction are a top priority for Jack as well. “ACC has an annual preventative maintenance program providing piece of mind,” said Jack. “The package includes replacement parts such as wheels, switches, and lights. We also do a 20step diagnostic on the brush and overhead system to ensure the system is operating at maximum efficiency. The program also includes a complete training refresher course for all wash bay employees.” To learn more about the Eco-Power Brush System and how it can save your company time and money, contact them at 1-800265-7405 or visit their highly informative website at


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This Month’s Theme: Border Issues

Border Hassles Take Their Toll On Transportation Industry

By Marek Krasuski


ccording to published data, trucking is responsible for about 200,000 jobs in Ontario. Of the province’s merchandise exports, 80 percent fully goes to the United States, representing more than one third of the province’s gross domestic product (GDP). When there are hiccups in America’s trade policies, disruptions in the flow of cross-border goods and services result. In the last few years things have not been well in Ontario’s trade with the U.S., 1.5 million fewer trucks crossed the Ontario-U.S border in 2009 than in 2008 and in 2007 it were 2.3 million fewer trucks. The picture worsens in light of the socalled “thickening” of the border. U.S. protectionist sentiments and the very legitimate threat of terrorism on American soil have resulted in a tightening of border access for everyone. For truckers whose vehicles are perceived as a higher risk to American security interests, access can be severely restricted for the slightest of infractions. Case in point; in the summer of 2007 a Canadian trucker vacationing with his wife and children in Florida returned home with a camper trailer in tow behind the family’s personal vehicle. The wife had re-corked an open bottle of wine and safely placed it in a cooler in the locked-down camper. When the authorities found the unsealed bottle and discovered the driver was also a commercial

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trucker, his FAST (Free and Secure Trade) privileges, which grant him permission to use the FAST lanes at border crossings during commercial runs, were suspended. The FAST program is essential for commercial drivers to proceed through border crossings with relative speed and ease. Since 9/11, every trucker crossing the border knows the rules have dramatically changed, and FAST is just one of several security heightening programs that puts border guards more at ease and reduces the risk of searches in which trucks can be literally torn apart in the name of national security interests. There are decided benefits to joining FAST. Even after a terrorist alert is announced, FAST- approved companies and drivers will be allowed to cross the border, while others will be turned back. Associated with the program are reduced costs of compliance with customs’ requirements. Companies joining the FAST program indicate their willingness to comply with enhanced safety and security measures. As any trucker knows, the time saved resulting from this compliance with the FAST program is crucial to preserving the already razor thin margins on which the industry survives. FAST-approved carriers are entitled to use dedicated lanes at border crossings. These allow for greater speed and efficiency in the clearance of trans-border shipments. Without FAST approval, companies run the risk of losing money. “All transportation companies are under time constraints because of the intense competition. They have to cross the border at a certain time and arrive at their destination at a certain time. If not, they

run the risk of losing their customer who will look for another carrier,” says Dawn Truell, owner of Cross Border Services and an expert in the provision of approvals for acquiring Bonded Carrier Status. Truell is also a Customs Specialist Educator who works with both national governments and informs companies about compliance standards. FAST accreditation requires that both the carrier and the driver are approved. Drivers with criminal records either in Canada or in the U.S. need not apply as their request will be rejected out of hand. Membership in the FAST program comes with caveats. It requires carriers to be first C-TPAT and PIP approved. The Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) means that company participants in the program agree to develop an “internal validation process to ensure the existence of security measures documented in their Supply Chain Security Profile.” Membership in C-TPAT and its Canadian equivalent, Partners In Protection (PIP), proves that companies have passed rigorous security measures and are generally more trusted by border authorities compared to companies which do not meet these standards. About 65 percent of the companies are C-TPAT and PIP approved, estimates Dawn Truell. The remaining 35 percent who are not members face much higher risks of on-site inspections, also referred to as ‘secondary screening’, a polite euphemism that masks a thorough and unforgiving inspection. “Border authorities will go into a cab, rip open the dash, the floor, haul out the goods and inspect the cargo,” Truell says. While these heightened security measures are in-

tended to respond to the terrorist threats, they also serve another purpose, such as drugs. Ontario, along with British Columbia, is well known for funneling contraband into the U.S. Witness a case last summer when a trucker from the GTA was offered one million dollars to smuggle $11 million worth of ecstasy into the U.S. Whatever it was that alerted the guards’ suspicions of foul play got the driver interned and subjected to a body search. Meanwhile, his truck was searched and dogs located drugs in the ceiling of the cab. Even more surprising is the reputation, widely known by some security personnel that Northern Ontario, the land of pristine lakes and roaming wildlife, is a hotbed of activity for the production of crystal meth cooked with propane tanks in the bathtubs of family homes. Such high-profile cases cultivate dubious reputations and present major obstructions for the majority of legitimate carriers and drivers who come under increasing scrutiny from suspicious border guards. To counter the intensity and frequency of border checks, every possible security precaution, including compliance with C-TPAT, PIP, and FAST can only be good for business.

“It really does benefit companies to be part of these programs,” Truell insists. Additional security measures have also been implemented to counter the flow of contraband which has been known to sneak under the radar of driver attention. To reduce the risk of drivers not knowing what has been secretly loaded onto their trucks, every driver in the U.S. and Canada is obliged to perform a 17-point inspection of all vehicles. Drivers are also obliged to stand on the loading dock and observe the loading procedure. The process works better in theory than practice. “There are some companies which do not allow drivers on the docks for a variety of reasons,” Truell says. The 17-point inspections are further compromised by the relentless time constraints for anxious drivers eager to get on the road. Furthermore, the buck doesn’t stop here. Truell

says that many drivers are unaware that no personal foodstuffs can be transported across the border. Drinks, fruits, and other perishables are forbidden. Even duty-free shops are off limits to commercial drivers. Tales of liquid heroin placed in sealed water bottles and whiskey containers have prompted a relentless tightening of security. Given the barrage of compliance demands on drivers and carriers, why do they continue to engage in cross-border business? A lot don’t. Many owner operators and smaller companies especially, are fed up with the meticulous security sweeps, reams of paperwork, and inordinate demands placed on their operations. “A lot of Canadian companies are pulling out of the crossborder trade business,” Truell says, adding, “There are just too many hassles that make it too difficult for them.”


Cross Border Services

Situational Awareness: Mexico City-Laredo Corridor

By Dawn Truell

U. S. Customs & Border Protection has requested that I make this announcement. n the past few weeks, U. S . C u s t o m s a n d Border Protection (CBP) have detected a rise in narcotics seizures in commercial shipments moving through the Mexico City–Laredo


corridor. Both C-TPAT and non C-TPAT shipments have been randomly targeted by Mexican drug cartels. C-TPAT Importers and Mexican Foreign Manufacturers and Highway Carriers should be cognizant that these cartels may target long-haul carriers transporting manufactured goods such as automobile and electronic parts shipped from reputable manufacturers.  In light of this information, C-TPAT asks members to reassess the risk of shipments coming from Mexico and especially in the corridor identified

above. It is imperative that all C-TPAT Mexican entities mitigate vulnerabilities through actions such as conducting risk assessment on business partners, communicate the importance of security within the supply chain to all business partners, contracting/sub-contracting policies and procedures. Thoroughly screen the contractors and subcontractors which are providing services such as conveyance/trailer/ container security inspections. Management should conduct random and unannounced inspections of container inspec-

tions taking place. Conveyance Tracking And Monitoring Procedures If GPS is in place, ensure that it is being utilized correctly and efficiently. It is important to maintain constant communication with the driver, tractor and trailer while en route to the border. Personnel Security Hiring Practices Periodically conduct t hor oug h b a c k g round checks of employees, especially those who come in contact with the cargo. Security Threat And Awareness Training

Conduct refresher training for employees handling cargo and especially truck drivers. Members have developed several best practices to defeat breaches such as, designated time spots; driver must report time at each specific area along the route. The Highway Carrier has the ability to shut off the engine remotely in the event of route deviations/lost contact with the driver. Use tamperindicative security labels bearing an actual photo of the seal and a serial number, attached to the hinges and between the two doors of the vehicle.

Utilize multiple ISO/PAS 17712 certified high security seals on all shipments bound to the U.S. In addition to using a bolt seal, attach a cast iron Jbar device to the locking bar that requires a specialized tool for removal. Reassess the risk, mitigate vulnerabilities, apply best practices and report suspicious activities. D a w n Tr u e l l i s t h e President of Cross Border Services For further information please contact crossborderservices@cogeco. net, or call 905973-9136.


The Safety Tip Adviser

Make Life Easier, Be Prepared When Crossing the Border

By Alvis Violo


lthough it is the longest undefended border in the world, it is still a border between two different countries. Because we are so much alike culturally, and such good friends historically, it is sometimes easy to lose sight of that fact. However, in our present

security conscious world, enhanced border security

tions given by the shipper. If traveling from Canada

the system prior to their arrival at the primary lane

ernment requirements to enter or re-enter the U.S.

law enforcement officers who take their duties ser-

is a fact of life we have to learn to live with. With heightened security concerns and some recent changes to the rules regarding passports, we sometimes hear that the border is getting much more difficult to cross. This may not be the case if guests are well informed about the present requirements and arrive prepared. Tips For Truck Drivers Crossing The Border Before arriving at the border, examine all your shipping documents. Take note of special instruc-

to the United States, do any forms require a stop at Canadian Customs before crossing into the United States? If traveling from the United States to Canada, do any forms indicate a stop at U.S. Customs before crossing into Canada? Send paperwork to your customs broker at least two hours before you arrive at customs. This may expedite the process up to 30 minutes. Before entering the United States, all commercial drivers must have an ACE e-manifest submitted and accepted in

(one hour prior if nonFAST; one-half hour if FAST certified). Your first point of contact is called “Primary Inspection”. If all of your paperwork is in order and was processed ahead of time, you will be released at the primary lane, and this may be your only stop. If your paperwork is not in order, you must visit a customs broker or, if you are selected for examination, you will be directed to “Secondary Inspection.” Follow the signs for “Truck inspection.” Be prepared to communicate with U.S. border officials in clear understandable English. This is the law in the U.S. under CFR 49, Part 391.11(b) (2). Tips For Everyone Crossing The Border As of June 1, 2009, a passport, U.S. Passport Card, NEXUS card or other approved document will be required if you are travelling by land or sea. These changes apply to Canadians travelling to the U.S., and U.S. visitors to Canada returning home. These are U.S. gov-

Although our U.S. guests do not need a passport to enter Canada, they do need one to return home. A passport is not required for children 18 and under, but they do require proof of citizenship, such as a birth certificate. A passport is the preferred document to cross the Canada/U.S. border. It is currently possible to use proof of citizenship (like a birth certificate) plus photo ID (like a driver’s license) at land and sea border crossings. However, guests report that using a passport generally simplifies border crossing and results in fewer delays. If you’re traveling with children, have birth certificates for all children in your vehicle. Turn off your radio, cell phone, or anything that may distract border agents. You must declare all vegetables, fruits, animals, birds, plants and plant products, meat and meat products, and eggs. Declare all items that are for personal use. Don’t fool around. Customs and immigration agents are

iously. Approach inspection booths in a safe and orderly fashion. Do not drive under the influence of alcohol. Above all be patient and professional. Do as instructed by U.S. customs, U.S. immigration and bridge officials. Do not argue with U.S. customs, U.S. immigration and bridge officials. One last thing; Provincial, Federal and State regulations change often and may be changed at any time. Before travelling to the U.S., contact Canada Border Services at 1-800-461-9999 or visit Drive safe, think positive and be prosperous. Alvis Violo is the C.E.O. of Emergency Road Services of Canada Inc., a coast to coast national roadside assistance company dedicated to the trucking industry in Canada. For more information visit or call 1-877-377-2262. Please send your questions, feedback or comments about this column to


May 2010    7

Kemptville Truck Centre

Adopting Cost-Saving, Environmentally Sound Transportation Solutions By Marek Krasuski


ach year, hundreds of companies compete for the coveted prize of becoming one of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies. For those who know the Kemptville Truck Centre in Kemptville, Ontario, it comes as no surprise that this forward-looking supplier of International medium and heavy-duty trucks has lived up to the rigorous standards and evaluation process involved in becoming one of the 50 winners in the 2009 competition. This success comes from the willingness to reach beyond the comfort zone of familiar business practice in order to effectively respond to customer demand. Kemptville and its six affiliate dealerships sell and service the complete line of International trucks. When one of its customers asked for compressed natural gas vehicles, Kemptville swiftly responded. “We went to Texas and partnered with a company that converts diesel engines to natural gas engines,” said Bill Scanlan of Kemptville Truck

Centre. The dealership joined forces with the U.S. – based Emission Solutions Inc. (ESI), a manufacturer of heavyduty dedicated natural gas engines. That partnership has since resulted in the production of International Trucks equipped with compressed natural gas (CNG) engines or retrofits. Kemptville has since sold several CNG vehicles to one of its major customers, Enbridge Natural Gas. Kemptville’s nimble response to a client’s request is a happy customer. “The result has been much more than we anticipated. The feedback from Enbridge on the performance of the CNG vehicles has been so positive. It’s refreshing to see that we are going in the right direction,” Scanlan continues. The reference to the “right direction” stems from the measurable performance of CNG-fuelled vehicles. Enbridge has reported a significant savings on fuel costs based on current pricing, and John Mellish, Enbridge Field Manager, is sold on the flexibility

and performance of the new CNG vehicles. “Now there’s a natural gas option available for every model in a fleet,” he says. The incremental costs of purchasing dedicated CNG engines or converting diesel engines and fuel systems are small when measured against the cumulative savings on fuel, particularly for fleet owners ever mindful of the effects of rising fuel prices on profits. Government assistance in both the United States and Canada also helps to offset conversion costs. “ G ov e r n m e n t r e b a t e s range up to $32,000 in the U.S.,” Scanlan says. Efforts are also underway to align Canadian incentives with the higher American rates. Government collaboration on both sides of the border stems not just from the need to sustain the viability of transportation companies. The environmental consequences of conversion are huge. These new engines conform to 2010 emissions standards since compressed natural gas is not a petroleum distillate;

the only residues emitted from this CNG catalyctic converter, no bigger than a football, are water and carbon dioxide. Kemptville’s efforts to remain a forerunner in the industry are supported by its investment in the future. It is currently the only dealership in Canada with employees trained to perform retrofits, and the company has since expanded the conversions of diesel engines for use on medium-duty platform vehicles. Adjustments to extended platforms are currently taking place at International’s manufacturing plant. Unlike many major transitions, conversions to CNG engines entails little, if any, adjustment. The refuelling procedure is easy and includes safety features that minimize risk. For example, if a driver forgets to disengage the fuelling line, the engine will not start. The fuel cap, once opened, disengages the electrical system until it is properly replaced. The filling procedure is similarly hasslefree. Empty tanks can be

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filled in just 15 minutes. Fleets have the advantage of filling multiple vehicles in a slower, overnight process which gradually withdraws CNG from a reservoir. Industry representatives have dubbed the conversion process “seamless.” The reason is the absence of effort for users. The four storage tanks, stored either in the rear package or mounted on the side rails of the frame, offer the same distance equivalent to a standard 60-gallon fill. If there are any changes in performance, they are for the better. “The only thing a driver might notice is a bit better acceleration, better pulling power, and, of course better fuel economy,” Scanlan notes. Most CNG filling stations are located in metropolitan areas that provide fuel alternatives for light duty, medium duty, and heavy vehicles, as well as buses which, to date, are the main users of CNG. The CNG equipped vehicles, therefore, are ideal for use primarily in small and large fleets located in high density

regions with accessible filling stations. With the environmental benefits of NG, there is optimisim that changes are expected to come in the form of an expanded network of filling stations across the country. Representatives of the natural gas industry are encouraged to advocate for greater country-wide availability to governments already sympathetic to transitioning to a fuel source that leaves no environmental footprint. Consumers in these regions can benefit from CNGfuelled vehicles available by International in dump trucks, garbage packers, tank trucks, tractors and delivery vehicles for all medium and heavy-duty applications. Meanwhile, as the infrastructure for filling stations expands across the nation, Kemptville Tr u c k i n g C e n t r e w i l l continue a tradition of quick response to the demand for cost-saving and efficient transportation solutions supported by green technologies.


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May 2010    13

Making Your Miles Count

EOBR’s & the CTA Lobby Group

By Robert Scheper

If The Speed Limiters Burnt Your Potatoes Last Year, Then… Here We Go Again! n March 15, 2010 the Canadian Tr u c k i n g A l l i ance (CTA) released a statement about the up and coming EOBR regulations: “The lack of effective enforcement of the hours of service rules has not only created potentially unsafe situations and created an unlevel playing field between carriers, but it has also denigrated the credibility of the regulators and sustained a negative mythology about the trucking industry’s compliance record”. The United States is currently only applying the proposed regulations to companies that have dangerous safety or HOS violations. However, the CTA’s position is that EOBR’s must be mandatory for all trucks in Canada. If they are successful it would replicate the Ontario speed limiter scam nationally. The CTA (as the OTA) is a special interest lobby group that caters to their members FIRST. They represent neither the majority of trucking companies nor the 300,000+ truck drivers in Canada. The CTA will use whatever spin it can to bludgeon and burden non-members. Mr. Bradley will “SAY ANYTHING” to control and manipulate an entire industry for his members, even fabricate a convenient crisis. His statement sounds pretty serious until you look at the facts. North American truck safety records, which continue to get better and better (even breaking records), directly contradict Mr. Bradley’s extreme view


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of “potentially unsafe situations”. Whatever “lack of effective enforcement” we have, it’s working! The “unlevel playing field” argument was also used in the speed limiter scam. The CTA is trying to nationally restrict career options, providing their members access to a driver pool which simply prefers to professionally operate a commercial vehicle without direct interference by their employers. Mandatory EOBR’s actually CREATE an unlevel playing field by producing an undo financial burden on small but highly safe and compliant companies. Mr. Bradley implies that the current HOS paper logs

“denigrates the credibility of regulators”! Really? Isn’t that assuming everyone grossly misrepresents themselves on their log books and regulators can’t do anything about it? Wouldn’t Mr. Bradley’s application imply that regulators are too stupid to do their job, so just get a machine? Some of the safest and most compliant trucking companies neither operate EOBR’s nor belong to the CTA. Therefore the real “mythology about compliance” is how some companies that run EOBR’s or belong to the CTA also have less than professional safety records. However, I must com-

mend Mr. Bradley for not claiming EOBR’s will reduce both GHG’s and the population of fire breathing dragons in the midwest (both of which are equally provable after the legislation is passed). How about being a little more reasonable and respectful of our industry? Punish the violators not the professionals. There is no shame in following the lead of our economic dancing partner who represents 30% of Canada’s GDP (80% of our exports). Hopefully our legislators will consider the entire industry and marginalize the radical lobbyists. I operate an accounting and consulting firm

in Steinbach, Manitoba. I have a Masters Degree in Business Administration and the author of the Book “Making Your Miles Count: taxes, taxes, taxes” (now available on

CD). You can find me at and thrconsulting.blogspot. com, call me at 1-877987-9787 or e-mail me at robert@thrconsulting. ca.


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ATSSA Toronto

Ontario Truck Centres Shows Off New Peterbilts By Barb Woodward


he April meeting was sponsored by Peterbilt and Ontario Truck Centres. Their new PACCAR MX Engine and new Model 587 moves technology to the next level of integration and vehicle optimization, featuring the high degree syn-

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onymous with the quality the industry has come to expect from Peterbilt. This engine has accumulated more than 50 million test miles and has over 125,000 + units operating globally. Beginning summer 2010, the PACCAR MX will be available in Peterbilt Mod-

els 587, 388, 386, 384, 367 and 365, and is available with a horsepower range of 380hp-485hp and torque outputs up to 1,750 lb-ft with a displacement of 12.9 liters. This power range, combined with excellent fuel efficiency, high reliability, durability, lightweight design and low

cost of ownership makes the MX an ideal choice for both over-the-road and vocational applications. For more information visit the Ontario Truck Centre nearest you or visit their website at www. The Annual Canadian Fleet Maintenance Seminar is being held on May 10th, 11th and 12th.The new site is the Hilton Suites Conference Centre in Markham, Ontario. To book your trade booth or to purchase tickets for the event contact Brian Sibbald at 905-564-7278 or for more information visit The annual Golf Tournament is being held at the Nobleton Lakes Golf Course on September 2nd. Tickets are $140 each and will go on sale at the end of May. Companies are encouraged to sponsor a hole to help this worth-

while event. Call Brian Sibbald at 905.564.7278 for more information or to purchase tickets. To become an ATS member, contact Guido Groppini, Membership Chairman at 905-564-5404. Sponsors for monthly meetings are always

welcome. This is your company’s opportunity for a captive audience to present your products! If you would like to sponsor a meeting or if you have any suggestions for the Entertainment Committee, contact Brian Sibbald at 905-564-7278.


Legal Matters

Inspections On Your CVOR Abstract

By Mark Reynolds


receive calls from truck drivers on a regular basis, asking how they would go about having “out of service” inspections removed from their CVOR abstract. The answer is always the same. There is no process in place to remove out of service indications on your CVOR abstract. When you are stopped and inspected by an MTO officer or any officer that is certified under

CVSA, the result of that inspection will be added to your CVOR abstract. The inspection may include Hours of Service violations, trip inspections, mechanical defects, or violations regarding load security, or dangerous goods. If there are no violations, this is also indicated on your abstract. It is very important to thoroughly check the inspection report issued to you by the inspecting officer for accuracy, (before leaving the inspection area). If there is an out of service indication on the report, make sure that the violation actually exists. Out of service means that a par-

ticular violation or defect must be corrected before being allowed to proceed. For example, if your vehicle is inspected and the officer finds that you have a flat tire, you will be placed out of service, and the tire must be repaired prior to your vehicle being allowed to operate on the highway. There is nothing to dispute for this particular defect, but if the officer indicates that you are out of service for a load security issue and allow you to proceed, be aware that this out of service indication will show on your abstract. This may not seem to be a serious problem, but in the event that you are seeking employment as a truck driver with a new potential employer this out of service violation may very well result in you being denied employment.

This is not always a problem with the officer at the scale, but may be a result of identifying a defect, reporting it to your employer and being told to continue driving with that particular defect. Many employers today are very concerned about “due diligence”. I have referred to this many times in the past and due

diligence is simply doing everything reasonably necessary to prevent a problem. In the case of out of service issues, most employers would be reluctant to hire a driver with indications on their abstract showing out of service issues. As a result the driver with out of service indications on his or

her abstract could have a difficult time finding and maintaining employment. Mark Reynolds is a licenced paralegal, a former truck driver, MTO Enforcement Officer, and Provincial Trainer and Enforcement Coordinator and can be reached at (416) 2216888 or MarkReynolds@


May 2010    17

Ask the Fuel Expert

Can You Afford a Clean Air Solution?

By Jack Lee


imes are tough and money is tight. So like most companies affected by the global economy, survival takes priority over being the next environmental hero. How can you invest the time and money necessary to make our planet greener while your company is struggling? It’s no secret that many “green” initiatives require massive capital expenditures and changes in policies by government, but is there a green solution that actually saves you money. On both sides of the border, the environment has become the number two issue behind getting the economy back on track. In the US, 4Refuel Fuel Analyst Bob van der Valk believes fossil fuels will continue to be the number one fuel despite President Obama’s “Green Plan” to develop new sources of power including flex-fuel powered vehicles. He reports, “In

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January 2009, the Senate Finance Committee approved $31 billion in tax credits and financial incentives to boost alternative energy supplies and promote conservation. The movement has started but there are huge obstacles to overcome. President Obama, with Congressional approval, will have to increase taxes on gasoline and diesel fuel in order to create the necessary cash to pay for all the projects he is proposing in order to become energy independent.” Mr. van der Valk points out, “One of the ways to raise financing will be to increase the present Fed-

eral Road Excise Tax on gasoline and diesel. The National Surface Transportation Infrastructure Financing Commission has already recommended an increase of 10 cents per-gallon on gasoline and 14 cents per gallon on diesel, as well as indexing the federal excise tax to inflation. During their meeting on February 26, 2009, the panel also backed the adoption of a controversial system to begin charging motor-

ists based on how many miles they drive by the year 2020. However, this plan may not be seen through to fruition because President Obama has already stated his opposition.” Seems complicated doesn’t it? And with all this stuff hitting the fan in a bad economy, you get the feeling our environment will get pushed to the back burner. However, while governments figure out what the new policies will be and knowing that it will take years, possibly a decade, before we see results, you can make a difference today. You can adopt a new Clean A i r Strategy for free and in fact it can pay you cash back. Your business relies on fuel. In fact it is the number one cost for most companies behind labour. You can’t do without it, but you can cut the amount of fuel you consume and when you do you will eliminate hundreds of thousands of kilograms of toxic air pollutants. A new Clean Air Strategy starts with assessing your needs. Are you travelling to and from card-locks or a central refuelling station? The extra mileage wastes fuel and causes unnecessary emissions. Wheel to wheel refuelling will cut

both. When tanker trucks refuel your equipment while idle it improves your productivity too, eliminating on average 20 minutes per fill. Are you managing your fleet effectively? Until you know exactly where each drop of fuel is going you can’t make any changes to cut consumption. Telematics and data capture technology is available to measure the key operating information. When you know how much fuel each piece of equipment consumes you have real data you can use to make decisions and changes in your day to day operations. Things like time spent idling are important to monitor because they cause pollution. Another solution is considering the use of biodiesel as part of your fuel mix. Biodiesel is a mix of traditional diesel fuel with renewable vegetable

oils and rendered fats. If you start by using a B20 blend, (20% biodiesel) you can expect approximately a 15% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions. And biodiesel does not require any expensive engine conversion either. One more point. You can eliminate wasted fuel and pollutants quickly and without any cost by simply educating your drivers and equipment operators. Once they know the effect they are having on the environment changes can be made. You can also start a “Green Reward” program for the best operator each month. It builds morale, keeps everyone on track and it is free to do. And did I say your new Clean Air Strategy pays you cash back too? Every time you cut wasted fuel it saves you money. If you do some simple math you can calculate how much

you will save. You can easily enjoy a 10% reduction in fuel consumption and toxic emissions. Look at your fuel bill for the month. Could you use that 10% for other projects, or would you just use it to cut your bottom line operating expenses? Now, get back to work. There is a new economy emerging and we will all be a part of it. And while governments and politicians wrestle with environmental issues, we can move forward building our businesses, saving money and helping improve the air we breathe. Jack Lee is the President and CEO of 4Refuel Inc, the Leader in Fuel Management. If you have any questions or comments about this article Jack can be reached at (604) 513-0386 or on line at skthefuelExpert@4refuel. com.


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Road Today Truck Show

Coming to Powerade Centre, Brampton, Ontario, May 29th & 30th


he 2nd Annual Road Today Truck Show will be held at the Powerade Centre in Brampton on May 2930, 2010. The event is absolutely free of charge to attend and will include plenty of activities including Inside & Outside Tr a d e S h o w, S h o w & Shine Competition, Road Safety Awareness including D.U.M.B Car Display,

CN Railway Obie Train, Smart Trucker Educational Seminars, Kids and Family Entertainment, Ethnic Food Stalls and lots more. SelecTrucks of Canada – Canada’s leading used truck retailer has once again consented to be the Title Sponsor of the Road Today Truck Show. Prominent sponsors of the show include Arrow


T440 Debuts at MidAmerica Trucking Show


irkland, Washington, April 23, 2010 – The new Kenworth T440 tractor, which made its public debut at the recent Mid-America Trucking Show, is now available for order with production cheduled during the second quarter. “The T440 offers excellent visibility, aerodynamics, versatility and value to fleets and truck operators in regional haul and pickup and delivery applications,” said Jason Skoog, Kenworth Director of Marketing Planning and Research. The Kenworth T440 has a gross vehicle weight (GVW) ranging from a heavy Class 7 vehicle at 33,000 lbs. up to a light Class 8 truck at 68,000 lbs. The new tractor is standard in a day cab configuration. Options include the spacious Kenworth Extended Day Cab, which has an additional six inches of length and

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five inches of cab height compared to the day cab, and the 38-inch Kenworth AeroCab® sleeper. The 2010 PACCAR PX-8 engine is standar with ratings to 350 hp and 1,000 lb-ft of torque, and the optional 9-liter, 2010 Cummins ISL engine is rated to 380 hp and 1,300 lb-ft of torque. The T440 offers 6-, 9-, 10-, 11-, and 13-speed manual and 5and 6-speed automatic transmissions; and 12,000 to 22,000 lb. rated front axles, 21,000 to 30,000 lb. rated single rear axles, and 40,000 to 46,000 lb. rated tandem rear axles. Available as options are an aluminum or 3-piece aerodynamic bumper and high intensity discharge (HID) lighting. The T440, which is standard with the Kenworth Driver Information Center, utilizes the same, high-quality multiplexed dash installed in Kenworth’s product line.


Tr u c k S a l e s , We s t e r n Toronto International, D i e s e l Tr u c k C e n t r e , TransCore Link Logistics, Day Night Cargo, Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers, Action Trailer Sales, Moonstone Transport, Fralor Collision, Over the Road, Avaal Technology Solutions, Newcom Business Media to name a few. The most beautiful and powerful big trucks are

getting ready for this year’s Show and Shine Competition at the Road Today Truck Show. The trucks will compete in more than 10 categories and will be judged on, among other things, best interior and best chrome. A team of independent judges will rigorously inspect and score each truck. Awards include cash prizes of $5,000

amongst the Top 3 positions and other giveaways totaling $10,000. The Show and Shine is sponsored by Power DSYL and Fuel Lock. The first 1000 visitors to the show will get a free T–Shirt. Show sponsors and exhibitors will also give away additional prizes and discounts worth thousands of dollars. Entry and parking

to the show is absolutely free. Ontario Trucking News is one of the media sponsors and will be well represented at the show. For more information about exhibiting opportunities, please contact Manan Gupta from the show management at 905-487-1320 or visit www.roadtodaytruck


Health Insurance Matters

Taxation on Benefits

By Lina Demedeiros


enefits generally are not taxable since most people

pay for them with their net taxable income, however in some instances they are taxable or tax dectuctible. Ownership is key, if the contract for insurance is owned by you, your company or the transport company who administers the benefits. Generally, the contract should be owned by you personally

and not by your own company. These are deemed as non-taxable, thus they are not taxable when you collect the benefits. Benefits’ business overhead reimbursement are tax deductible. This benefit is tax deductible and may be deemed taxable if your company owns the policies. Individually owned

Health and Dental Plan premiums and business overhead expenses are tax deductible if they are owned by your company, irrespective if you are incorporated or a sole proprietor. Group Health and Dental Plan premiums would be deemed a tax deductible benefit for the transport company and may be a taxable benefit

back to you if you collect benefits under the contract. If the company issues a T4A, then this benefit is deemed to be taxable and forms part of your income. Other contracts for insurance like Life Insurance, Critical Illness Coverage, and Long Term Care are tax free benefits unless owned by a company. There are many advantages to having your net taxable dollar pay for your benefits versus being tax deductible, more importantly it allows you to depend on that income and not have it eroded by taxes.

If you own a partnership, there are options to have your policy completely tax deductible, they are known as Salary Continuation Plans. These must be registered with Revenue Canada, must qualify based on the criteria set out in Bulletin IT-428. For more information, you can visit and look up this bulletin. If your policy is tax deductible or not, you should contact your advisor and find out what options are available to you or feel free to contact me at 1-800236-5810.


TransAm Trucking Orders PACCAR Powered T660s


irkland, Wash., April 22, 2010 – Kenworth Truck Company today announced it has received a major order for 1,050 T660s with PACCAR MX 2010 engines from TransAm Trucking, a leading refrigerated fleet in Olathe, Kansas. “This order from TransAm Trucking is a remarkable way to help introduce the PACCAR MX engine into the North American market,” said Bill Kozek, Kenworth general manager and PACCAR vice president. “Kenworth and PACCAR very much appreciate TransAm’s strong support and commitment. We look forward to delivering the first of the fleet’s 1,050 fuel-efficient Kenworth T660s with PACCAR MX engines beginning this summer.” “We’re very confident in the PACCAR MX engine. We have studied PACCAR’s global engine capabilities, their engine technology and validation processes. Combined with Kenworth’s

excellent Dealer service, we are confident in the PACCAR MX engine,” said Russ McElliott, TransAm Trucking’s president. “We value our relationship with Kenworth and MHC and consider the Kenworth T660 with PACCAR MX engine a winning combination.” The PACCAR MX engine is designed to deliver industry-leading performance, reliability, fuel efficiency and has accumulated more than 50 million test miles in rigorous and severe conditions in North America. The PACCAR MX engine uses selective catalytic reduction technology in combination with exhaust gas recirculation to meet the Environmental Protection Agency’s 2010 diesel engine emissions regulations. TransAm Trucking has specified the PACCAR MX engine rated at 485-hp and 1,650 lb-ft of torque and the T660 with the Kenworth 72-inch AeroCab® AERODYNE® sleeper.


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NeW Products & Services

Proven Technology Saves Fuel & Cuts Emissions


ising fuel costs and stringent emissions regulations are making things tougher than ever for truck and fleet operators. While technologies are available for reducing emissions, they typically reduce fuel mileage and add to engine heat—just the opposite of what’s needed. Now there’s the Hy-Drive Hydrogen Generating System (HGS). It employs a revolutionary hydrogen injection process that dramatically increases fuel economy as it reduces exhaust emissions. Third-party validated SAE tests prove it! The HGS makes saving on fuel and emissions easy. It installs in about four hours, carries a one-year warranty and will not void OEM warranties. Once installed, it requires only the addition of up to two liters of distilled water every 45-50 operating hours, an easy automated process.

Improved Engine Efficiency The HGS generates and injects small amounts of hydrogen gas, on demand, into the combustion chamber of a vehicle’s engine. The enriched air/ fuel mixture burns more efficiently, extracting more clean energy from the fuel while reducing harmful greenhouse gas emiss i o n s . Other hydrogen systems exist, but only the HyDrive HGS features an exclusive Integrated Management Module (IMM). It allows the engine to adapt to maximize the benefits of

the hydrogen catalyst. Built Rugged & Safe The HGS is also built tough to withstand the most extreme conditions.

(120º F). Laboratory tests ensure that the HGS weathers extreme road vibration, as well. The HGS is safe, and

It’s engineered and tested to operate from temperatures down to - 40º C (- 40º F) and up to 50º C

will not harm an engine. Because power is taken from the alternator, it can only work when the engine is run-

ning. Low water level or any condition outside the normal operating range automatically shuts down the unit, allowing the engine to run normally. SAE Test Results To find out how effective the HGS can be under real-world conditions, an independent third party conducted tests following the guidelines and procedures outlined in the TMC/SAE J1321, Type II Fuel Consumption Test Procedure. The emission portion of the tests followed t h e SAE J1667 protocol. Three test trucks with Cat® diesel engines produced the following impressive results: Overall Average Fuel Savings

is around 10.47% and the Average Particulate Emissions Reduction is about 39.53%. Risk-Free Guarantee To encourage trial, HyDrive currently offers a nohassle, Risk-Free Guarantee. Customers can rent an HGS for 90 days at half the standard rate. If they are not completely satisfied with the fuel savings, the HGS unit will be removed at Hy-Drive’s expense. As a special limited-time incentive, a pair of free Cat® work boots are also provided to qualified fleet owners and owner-operators running Cat® C-12, C13 and C15 engines who rent an HGS unit for 90 days or schedule a meeting with a Hy-Drive representative at the customer’s location. More information about the HGS and the Risk-Free Guarantee is available at 888-359-5697 and www.


Bedard Tankers Inc.

Introduced at Truck World 2010 New “Bullet” Design Super B-Train 2200 cu. ft. Aluminum Dry Bulk

Bedard Tankers expanded its popular “Bullet” design Super B-Train 2200 cu. ft. with two hoppers Lead and two hoppers Pup. Each unit can unload independently. These units are used for Lime and similar products. Specially designed with two liftable axles. The monocoque aerodynamic “Bullet” design contributes to lower air resistance (drag) which reduces fuel consumption. For more information contact Robert Poissant by phone at 514-937-1670, by email at or visit their web site


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NeW Products & Services

New Tunnel Light Line Adds Another Bright Spot


randview, MO Peterson Manufacturing has expanded its LED line of Tunnel Lights with the brilliant new 274 Series which is a 2” round, grommetmounted accessory light for trucks and trailers. It joins Peterson’s 179 Series, the “ultimate accessory light” whose unique optics first introduced the stunning 3D tunnel effect that led to its name. The two models feature an operating range of 8-16 volts and are available in

both amber and red LED versions. Designed for accessory or off-road use only, they offer striking ways to illuminate and beautify such features as stainless steel air cleaners, headache racks, bumpers, door panels and running boards. The 179 oval model surface mounts on 4” centers using #10 screws. The new 274 round model fits standard 2” rubber grommets. Both series come with .180 bullets

which can be removed for hard-wire connection to vehicle harnesses. The nonpolarized design al-

lows connection of the hot wire to

either lead. According to Peterson Marketing Director,

Mark Assenmacher, the Tunnel Lights are eye-grabbers whether

lighted or not. “It’s all in the revolutionary optics,” he said. “When the lights are on, they’re like looking into lighted tunnels of infinite depth. When they’re off, they take on a sleek, mirroredchrome look. We think operators are going to love accessorizing with them.” Peterson Manufacturing Company is a world-leading innovator in the production of a complete line of vehicle safety lighting,

mirrors, reflectors, antennas and related products. As an ISO 9001:2000 certified company, Peterson Manufacturing is a key subsidiary of Peterson Corporation, with 12 highly specialized companies and over 4,000 people working in global transportation related industries. For more information, contact Mark Assenmacher, Director of Marketing, at 1-816-765-2000 or send an email to

broken.” Planning versus reacting does make a difference. How often should the ash be removed from the DPF? Manufacturers have included this interval in the operating and maintenance manual, use this information. React to symptoms indicating a plugged DPF as they occur. Add DPF cleaning to another scheduled maintenance activity such as chassis work, annual certification, tire change, etc. In most cases the DPF can be cleaned and returned while the truck is still having other maintenance actions performed. Conclusion - now that we

have discussed thewhat and when, here is the how and where. We at DPF Cleaning Specialists Ltd. will clean your DPF and provide the following; each part serialized for traceability, pre and post cleaning test and air flow measurements, a worksheet is provided with pre and post test results, and cleaning results are compared to OEM baseline flow data. We provide individualized, preventive maintenance schedules and all services are provided at a competitive price. Please contact us at 519-737-6005 or 877-3732580.

er, the company is known for its innovations and its quality first philosophy. ElcarGO Fabrication focuses on designing, building and installing automated or manual mechanical tarp systems for dump trucks or trailers, and offers carriers efficient solutions for cargo covering and dump closing. The quality of its products was recognized by the Quebec Specialty Vehicles and Transportation Equipment Manu-

facturers’ Association (AMETVS) with the Best Small and Medium Business Award in 2008. For more information about ElcarGO mechanical tarp systems, visit us at www. ElcarGo Fabrication Inc. 6015, rue Raoul-Lassonde, Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec J2R 1E4, Tel: 450 2533560, Toll-free: 877-353-3560, Fax: 450-253-3561 or


Care & Maintenance of the DPF


alk continues regarding the care and maintenance of the DPF. All diesel powered vehicles with 2007 emissions standard engines, have a DPF. It is not a “maintenance free” component of the vehicle. Understanding what a DPF is, reacting to both

electronic and physical indicators of the DPF and planning a maintenance schedule will greatly extend the life and function of the DPF. What is a DPF? The DPF filter media is made from a variety of materials. The construction is similar to a honey comb. Open cells at the inlet side capture exhaust, soot and particulate. Open cells at the outlet side allows almost particulate free exhaust to exit. Electronic and Physical Indicators The OEM’s have developed a very comprehen-

sive regeneration segment of the ECM to clean soot accumulation from the inlet of the DPF. In most cases a light or message is highlighted on the dash that the regeneration cycle is in progress or needed. Reaction to this indicator is essential to clear the path for exhaust gas. Ash is a partial by-product of regeneration. Some of the ash escapes the filter and some larger particles of ash are trapped in the filter. Physical indicators that action needs to be taken with respect to the DPF are a loss of purchased horse power and fuel economy. These are generally a result

of an ash build up in the DPF. The regeneration process does not clear the filter of ash. Ash can actually reduce the effectiveness of the regeneration cycle by not allowing sufficient exhaust flow thru the filter. In order to clean out ash, the filter needs to be removed from the exhaust system. The filter may need cleaning if the regeneration cycle occurs several times throughout the work day. Ash restricts the flow of exhaust simulating a soot build up. It is all about the “ash.” Maintenance Schedule We have all heard the phrase, “Don’t fix it if it’s not


ElcarGo Fabrication Inc.

Introducing A New Tarp System


oronto, ON, April 12 2010 – After years of research ELCARGO has introduced the new 651-MF MULTIFLIP tarp system. This product will revolutionize the vocational truck market. The system operates from front to back using arms on each side of the box. When fully opened the 651-MF allows for conventional loading from either side. Electric operation and aluminum arms

make for minimal maintenance and a clean look. The vinyl top will cover dump boxes up to 32’ in length & overlap 12’’ on each side allowing for optimal protection against the elements. With it’s simple concept the 651-MF will allow you to deliver asphalt at the ideal temperature or legally haul contaminated product. The MULTI-FLIP offers all the advantages of the ELCARGO system, waterproof, weatherproof,

ease of operation and most of all an increase in fuel savings of up to 14.93%. TECHNICAL DATA Arms are made of 1 ½’’ x 2 ½’’ brushed aluminum in 2 sections (optional polished aluminum), trough shaft mounted under box, 2.1 HP electric motor mounted for safe operation and 21 ounce vinyl tarp for quality. Approximate weight of 275 lb for 18’ application, full range of color choice and a 1 year warranty against

manufacturer‘s defect. If you need any more information, please feel free to contact me. Roger Lussier, Sales Manager, Phone: 1-877353-3560 or Email: About ElcarGo Fabrication Inc. ElcarGo Fabrication Inc. is a leader in building and installation of mechanical tarp systems for dump trucks and trailers. Established in 1998 by Réal Roy-


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NeW Products & Services

Silver Eagle Manufacturing Company

Introduces New Aero Saber Trailer Skirt


he Aero Saber, a new trailer skirt that improves fuel efficiency by 5.7%, is now being offered by Silver Eagle Manufacturing Company. The skirt could save long-haul truckers at least $2,700 a year in fuel costs. Easily mountable to the underside of a trailer, the Aero Saber skirt meets the United States Environmental Protection Agency SmartWay program criteria for fuel savings and will be a single source solution for 53-foot trailers that need to comply with stringent California Air Resources Board (CARB) legislation that took effect January 1, 2010. “Silver Eagle Aero Saber skirts are a smart solution

for truckers who want to save on fuel costs,” said Matt Goldfain, Marketing Director for Silver Eagle Manufacturing. “Because the Aero Saber offers 5.7% fuel savings, trucks and fleets will see a quick return on investment. Over the life of a trailer, the owner could see as much as $40,500 savings in fuel costs.” The Silver Eagle Aero Saber skirt also offers the highest ground clearance of any aerodynamic skirt on the road - 18 inches and a limited lifetime warranty, to assure low maintenance costs over the life of the trailer. The Aero Saber is a truly “green” product that is constructed of 90% recycled aluminum and rubber. The entire sys-

tem is 100% recyclable at the end of its usable life. “Silver Eagle is thrilled to offer the trucking community a way to save money while doing something good for the environment,” Goldfain added. The SmartWay initiative aims to reduce as much as 66 million metric tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and up to 200,000 tons of nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions per year, as well as a targeted fuel savings of up to 150 million barrels of oil annually by 2012. By meeting SmartWay criteria, Aero Saber skirts can become a single solution for CARB legislation that requires all 53-foot van trailers hauling into and out of California to install aerodynamic

Petro-Canada Lubricants

New Heavy Duty Engine Oil


ississauga, Ontario – April 20, 2010: PetroCanada has announced the launch of DURONTM-E Synthetic 5W-40 Heavy Duty Engine Oil - a new addition to their premium line of heavy duty engine oils. The product, a high performance synthetic, specially formulated for both on- and off-road fleets, is licensed to the latest API Heavy Duty Engine Oil category; CJ-4. DURON-E Synthetic 5W40 may be ideally suited for operators seeking extended drain intervals (along with an effective maintenance program), low engine wear, minimized oxidative thickening, corrosion protection, and optimal top-up and cold start-up performance. It meets and exceeds current category requirements and is suitable for use in 2007 and 2010 EPA compliant low emission engines and is also back-serviceable for use in engines prior to 2007. “I am proud of the products we have de24    May 2010

veloped to help our customers consolidate their lubricant requirements, protect their equipment, and meet the latest emissions requirements” says Allan Murray, Category Manager, Commercial Industrial Engines, PetroCanada Lubricants Inc. “Our lubricants have been developed over decades, and continue to exceed the industry’s requirements. We have a full line of products, including Synthetic Blend and Synthetic products designed to improve your bottom line. Our lubricant offering allows customers the opportunity to consolidate their lubricant inventories beyond heavy duty

engine oil. Having a full line fleet offering allows our customers to select the engine oil, grease, hydraulic, gear and transmission fluid that best suits their requirements from a single supplier.” DURON-E Synthetic 5W40 Heavy Duty Engine Oil is suited for 4-stroke diesel, gasoline, and some natural gas automotive applications where SAE 5W-40 is recommended, i n c l u d i n g 2 0 1 0 E PA compliant low emission engines which employ advanced exhaust after treatment devices such as diesel particulate filters (DPF) with or without diesel oxidation catalysts (DOC), increased rates of Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) and Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR). DURON-E heavy duty engine oils are suitable for use in engines powered by both ultra low and low sulphur diesel. For more information contact Customer Service at 800-268-5850 (English) or 800-5761686 (French).


devices achieving at least 5% fuel savings. All model year trailers are required to be compliant by the end of 2012. Silver Eagle Manufacturing Company has been building innovative truck parts in Portland, Oregon since 1936. Among

its product offerings are aerodynamic-enhancing side skirts, converter dollies, trailer suspensions and light commercial and military trailers. For more information on Silver Eagle Manufacturing and its product line, call (503) 281-0727 or log on

to www.SilverEagleMfg. com.


NeW Products & Services

Bully Dog Technologies

New ECM Tuners Developed for Big Rig Engines


wner operators and fleet managers know that the ECM is the brain of the engine. The ECM controls all of the functions of the engine including the amount of fuel, timing, injection pulse width and many other parameters. The ECM processes all of this in real time by reading values from performance maps and by using input values calculated from signals coming from sensor devices that are monitoring the engine. Before the advent of ECUs these parameters were directly controlled by mechanical sensors and actuators and truckers had much more control on modifying the settings of their engine. As the ECM took over the control of the engine, the ability to improve the performance of the engine was also taken away. Technologies were developed that allowed a plug-in box to be placed in the middle of the communication channels from the ECM to the engine that allow the ECM to be fooled

by providing it different information than what was actually taking place in and around the engine. This technology worked pretty well for increasing the raw horsepower of an engine, but it often required neglecting safety parameters that are de-

signed to protect the engine. ECM Tuners go a step beyond the plug-in box by allowing the ECM program itself to be upgraded. With an ECM tuner, the information relayed back to the ECM is 100% accurate from each of the sensors, but the ECM response to that information has now been modified to achieve the desired results safely. At this time only one company has developed

an ECM tuner for the big rig market; Bully Dog Technologies. Their ECM tuner is called the Power Pup downloader. To modify the parameters in the ECM, the Power Pup is connected to either the 6 or 9 pin diagnostic data port inside the cab. A copy of the stock tune is saved and then a new software tune is uploaded into the ECM. Once it is complete the ECM Tuner is disconnected and stored away. On the ECM Tuner there are two settings above stock that are available for the trucker to pick from: Setting 1: Economy This tune is designed exclusively for adding more fuel economy out of the engine without adding any noticeable hp or torque gains. Bully Dog’s customers are seeing an increase in fuel economy anywhere from 6 to 12% over stock with the economy tune installed. Setting 2: Economy with Power – This tune is designed for adding more fuel economy while at the same time adding addi-

tional hp and torque over stock. Again Bully Dog’s customers are seeing an increase in fuel economy anywhere from 6 to 12% over stock, plus seeing 15% more hp and torque over their stock rating. Bully Dog has been sell-

ing the Power Pup downloader to owner operators and fleets with Cat, Cummins and Detroit engines for the past 2 years. They entered the big rig market from the light duty market, where they are a market leader and have

been adding performance and economy using similar practices on gas and diesel pickups for over 10 years. To learn more about Bully Dog and the Power Pup downloader call 888416-5271 or visit


British Columbia

Tougher Vehicle Safety Rules


ictoria, BC – The Province will introduce measures to improve safety for motorists, Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Shirley Bond announced today. Amendments to the Motor Vehicle Act will provide greater oversight of designated inspection facilities and authorize inspectors to ensure the safety of commercial vehicles and private vehicles, either rebuilt or imported into British Columbia. The amendments will allow the ministry to do the following. Increase compliance through stronger audit powers, including having direct access to inspection facilities to conduct ministry-led

vehicle inspections. Simplify and strengthen the ability to cancel the designation of a facility or inspector to conduct mechanical or structural integrity vehicle inspections under the provincial program. Improve monitoring to closely track and scrutinize inspection facility owners and directors, as well as individual inspectors. Impose additional conditions on inspection facilities and inspectors, including training, testing and recertification. “BCTA has long advocated for swift, certain and severe penalties for companies and individuals that shirk their safety responsibilities,” said B.C. Trucking Association president

and CEO Paul Landry. “This helps to level the playing field for conscientious facilities and inspectors who refuse to cut corners and who maintain high safety standards.” The legislative changes introduced today are another component of the government’s ongoing commitment to improving the safety of motorists. The Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General previously enacted new rules for cell phone use and other electronic devices while driving. Under those rules, only hands-free cell phones and devices that require one touch to activate or a quick glance are now permitted, along with two-way radios for industry.


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Timoney Technology & Chalmers Suspensions International Inc. Announce Partnership


imoney Technology Ltd and Chalmers Suspensions International Inc. announced the formation of a partnership to begin production of Timoney’s ‘Strider’ Independent Front Suspension System at the Chalmers’ facility in Ontario, Canada. Manufacturing is to begin this month, with the first axles due for delivery in May 2010. The ‘Strider’ is a nondriven Timoney independent front suspension system, which is used primarily in onhighway vehicles such as municipal fire trucks. The volume production availability of the ‘Strider’ from Chalmers in North America will enable customers to receive this market-leading product with shorter lead-times, reduced shipping costs, local sales, distribution and aftermarket support. Chalmers status as a leader in the suspension industry within North America will give greater product visibility to vehicle manufacturers, demonstrating the exceptional benefits of Timoney independent suspension, such as, the improved ride quality and vehicle handling, as well as the reduced driver exposure to whole-body vibrations. Increasingly, Fire Departments in North America are turning to independent suspensions on custom-chassis municipal fire trucks, and Timoney is forecasting major growth in this sector, as the obvious health and safety benefits and

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advantages of driving these vehicles becomes more apparent. Timoney, already well established in the US with off-highway suspension for airport fire fighting vehicles, will seek to maximise the value of Chalmers very considerable sales, marketing and distribution network in North, South and Central America. With Chalmers’ expertise in volume production of suspension systems, sales of the Timoney-designed ‘Strider’ will benefit from their leaner manufacturing and stringent quality processes, and should become an innovative market-leading product at a competitive price. “It is my pleasure to announce this strategic partnership with Chalmers Suspensions International Inc., who is well-recognised for their strong volume production of suspension systems in key transportation industries in the Americas. This complementary partnership marks a significant step forward in our ambitious plans to introduce ‘Strider’ to a global market audience”, said Shane O’Neill, CEO of Timoney Technology Ltd. “Timoney has a high reputation for innovative and high-tech independent suspension solutions, and leads the industry in off-road applications. Combining this expertise with Chalmers enviable business record and expertise in on/off road highway suspensions, the joint synergies will ensure great market success for this product, I

do believe”, said Kapul Gill, Vice-President of Chalmers Suspensions International Inc. Timoney Technology, Gibbstown, Co. Meath, is a leading world-expert in Mobility Systems for heavy-duty trucks, motor coaches and military

or emergency vehicles. Timoney designs, prototypes and manufactures Drivelines and Independent Suspension Systems for vehicle manufacturers, to incorporate hightech mobility systems globally. Chalmers Suspensions

International Inc., Ontario, Canada, designs, develops and manufactures Suspension System for the transportation industry, achieving outstanding growth in the truck and trailer markets, and they are leaders in the suspension industry.

For more information, please contact Oliver Pearce of Timoney Technology at opearse@ or Steve Clarke, Chalmers Suspensions International Inc. at sclarke@ chalmerssuspensions. com.


Wheels & tires

New Michelin® X One® XDA® Energy Wide Single Tire Helps Truck Fleets Slash Fuel Costs


ouisville, KY (March 25, 2010) – To celebrate its 10th year of X One® wide single truck tires, Michelin Americas Truck Tires (MATT) is introducing its most fuel-efficient drive tire to date, the Michelin® X One® XDA® Energy tire. Announced to the public this week at the MidAmerica Trucking Show, the tire was part of commissioned independent tests where the Michelin tires were proven to be more than 7 percent better than top competitors’ most fuel-efficient tires. “For long-haul truck fleet managers and owneroperators still sitting on the fence about widesingle tires, now is the time to make the switch

from traditional duals,” said Don Baldwin, Product Marketing Manager, Michelin Americas Truck Tires. “The X One XDA Energy tire is the most fuel-efficient drive tire versus the leading North American competitors — hands down — and can help truck fleets save at least 7 percent in annual fuel costs when used with Michelin XZA3 steer tires and X One XTA trailer tires.” The X One XDA Energy tire is more fuel efficient thanks to innovative belt designs and Advanced Technology compounds. The MICHELIN wide single tire is made possible by the Infini-Coil™ Technology — more than a quarter-of-a-mile of steel

cord wrapped circumferentially around the crown of every X One tire. The Infini-Coil reduces casing growth and stabilizes the contact patch, reducing irregular wear. In addition, Matrix™ Siping Technology helps provide exceptional traction on dry and slippery surfaces. The three-dimensional Matrix sipes lock together for the stability normally as s oc i a t e d wi t h s ol i d tread blocks. The X One XDA Energy tire is available in size 445/50R22.5 coast-tocoast, and will replace the Michelin X One XDA tire. With more than 550,000 wheel positions currently on the road, Michelin offers X One tires for various applications such as

on-highway, off-highway, urban, waste hauling and recreational vehicles. X One tires are available at more than 1,100 points of sale in the U.S., including most tire dealerships and truck stops, l i k e L o v e ’s Travel Stops. Michelin Retread Technologies (MRT) offers several retreading options for X One tires at its 79 plant locations across N o r t h A m e r ica. Since 2 0 0 0 , Michelin X One tires have saved more than 58 million gallons of diesel fuel and more than 591,000 metric tonnes of greenhouse gas (CO 2 ). A four-year U.S. Dept. of Energy study

released in 2009 showed wide single tires, like X One tires, increased vehicle fuel economy by

6 to 10 percent. Dedicated to the improvement of sustain-

able mobility, Michelin designs, manufactures and sells tires for every type of vehicle, including airplanes, automobiles, bicycles, earthmovers, farm equipment, heavyduty trucks, m o t o r cycles and the space shuttle. The company also publishes travel guides, h o t e l and restaurant guides, m a p s and road atlases. H e a d quartered in Green ville, S.C., Michelin North Ameri c a ( w w w. michelintruck. com) employs more than 20,900 and operates 18 major manufacturing plants in 16 locations.


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Section Française

Theme du mois: Les Additifs

En Dépit des Problèmes de Escrocs et des Escroqueries, le Marché des Additifs aux Carburants est en Pleine Croissance Par Marek Krasuski Traduit par Kay Redhead


ctuellement, on prévoit que le marché aux carburants spécialisés va augmenter jusqu’à $1.2 milliards en 2012, avec le chiffre des additifs de carburant pour diesel qui s’élevera le plus vite et qui atteindra un maximum de 750 millions de livres. Cette demande est poussée par les besoins de moteurs plus complexes et le désir des consommateurs de réduire la consommation de carburants et d’en augmenter la durabilité. Les manufacturiers d’additifs promettent beaucoup de leurs produits en ce qui concerne l’excellence de la performance au démarrage à froid, la lubricité optimale les qualités de propreté et les économies en carburants. Certaines de ces promesses sont plus véridiques que d’autres. Les produits qui promettent des économies de carburant à essence sont toujours très populaires au moment des augmentations du prix d’essence quand le consommateur cherche à améliorer l’efficacité du carburant. Certains observateurs conseillent des démarches pratiques pour assurer cette amélioration. Rester dans les limites de vitesse préscrites, utiliser le contrôle de vitesse automatique, éviter la marche à l’arrêt, s’assurer que les pneus sont gonflés comme il faut, et faire des vidanges et des changements des filtres réguliers sont les démarches recommandées pour conserver le carburant. Les additifs de carburant à essence ne sont pas pourtant jugés très efficaces. Le U.S. Federal Trade Commission conseille au consommateur de se méfier des réclamations d’énormes économies faites par les manufacturiers d’additifs de carburant à essence. Il rejette ces réclamations qui, des fois, promettent jusqu’à 25% d’économies 28    May 2010

de carburant et citent des résultats des tests de l’EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) qui démontrent que des plus de 100 produits testés, il n’y en a pas un qui a amélioré le kilométrage de façon significative. Les témoignages élogieux des consommateurs satisfaits de ces produits ne mentionnent jamais certaines contributions majeures, comme les conditions météorologiques, une bonne façon de conduire, une circulation optimale, et des éventuelles mises au point qui peuvent influencer l’effet de ces additifs. Les additifs pour les moteurs à diesel, par contre, aident réellement à résoudre les problémes associés au carburant à diesel. « Les détersifs pour le diesel sont conçus à une fin particulaire. Ils lubrifient les pompes d’injection et aident la circulation du carburant quand la température baisse et le carburant devient cireux dans le filtre et en empèche l’écoulement, » explique Steve Reise, un mécanicien de Sudbury. Mais même dans un marché qui profite des additifs, on a toujours des plaintes. Souvent il s’agit de marques peu recommandables qui, en géneral, se trouvent dans un de trois catégories. Certaines marques n’ont pas de principe actif, d’autres utilisent de l’alcool comme principe actif, ce qui stimule la combustion à courte durée mais disparait vite et use les joints d’étanchéité. Encore d’autres utilisent de l’huile de moteur légère comme principe actif. Le son lisse du moteur peut indiquer la destruction des bouts des injecteurs. L’utilisation répétée de ces types d’additifs contribue à la baisse du contenu d’énergie et la puissance du moteur. Ces insuffisances multiples sont contre-balancées par de réels avantages. « Il y a plusieurs compagnies dans le marché qui ne font pas de réclamations extrava-

gantes qui promettent des économies de carburant de 20%, » déclare Chris Miller en faisant référence aux compagnies plûtôt louches qui ternissent l’industrie entière avec leurs promesses exagérées d’économies gonflées. « Pour la plupart, » il continue, « l’industrie de transport acceptent volontiers et ceux qui les utilisent en comprennent bien les avantages qu’ils apportent. Miller est Vice-Président de E-Zoil de New York, un leader dans l’industrie, qui a commencé ses opérations il y a vingt ans à une époque oû on ne connaissait guére les avantages des additifs. Pour les propriétaires de flotte qui veulent s’assurer que les prétensions de certaines compagnies ne sont pas exagérées, Miller suggère une analyse certifiée de l’additif faite par un laboratoire indépendant. Ses conseils sont corroborés par d’autres dans l’industrie. Scott Deslippes, un distributeur de ProMa Performance Products donne le même conseil et encourage des recherches indépendantes sur les économies éventuelles. Il y a des produits qui améliorent les economies des carburants, note-t-il, mais en général les additifs sont conçus pour résoudre d’autres problèmes. « Beaucoup de produits sont utilisés pour enlever l’humidité du carburant ou pour ajouter de la lubricité, » dit-il, et il ajoute que Pro-Ma vend des additifs qui contiennent un modificateur de combustion qui aide à économiser le carburant. Selon le Conférence nationale sur des poids et des mesures, il faut deux sur cinq caractéristiques pour conformer aux normes nécessaires pour un carburant diesel de qualité supérieure. Les raffineurs et les distributeurs ajoutent des additifs à leurs réserves en gros mais il arrive que chaque lot de diesel raffiné peut varier, l’addition d’additifs supplémentaires

par le client est nécessaire pour réduire les variabilités entre un lot et un autre. Les cinq caractéristiques du carburant diesel sont le contenu d’énergie, l’indice de cétane, l’opérabilité à des températures basses ou froides, la stabilité thermale et la propreté des injecteurs de carburant. La présence de deux de ces caractéristiques constitue un carburant diesel de qualité supérieure. Mais il faut dire que ces normes minimales ne sont pas nécessairement suffisantes pour garantir la bonne opération du moteur. En fait, il y a seulement une marque de carburant sur 34 qui prétend de remplir les cinq exigences du NCWM, 33 marques sur 34 admettent qu’ils n’ arrivent pas à présenter les cinq caractéristiques essentielles. Une autre étude de 64 marques de carburant supérieur a démontré qu’il n’y en avait pas une seule qui y arrivait. En plus, pendant que la technologie du moteur à diesel devient de plus en plus complexe et qu’on exige des normes d’émissions plus strictes, l’utilisation d’additifs, connus aussi comme détersifs, devient elle aussi plus répandue afin d’assurer la bonne opération du moteur dans des conditions qui peuvent être très variables. Il faut dire aussi que les quantités et les types d’additifs utilisés par les raffineurs et les distributeurs ne sont pas en général suffisants. C’est pour cela que les conducteurs doivent se montrer plus proactifs. Par exemple, un additif qu’on utilise beaucoup et qui ne coûte pas cher est un extracteur d’eau. L’eau est omniprésente et peut pénétrer le carburant à n’importe quelle étape du processus, de la raffinerie jusqu’au réservoir de carburant du camion. Des additifs en bouteille sont nécessaires pour éliminer la condensation qui, sans intervention, peut bloquer

les lignes du carburant.Un bon contenu d’énergie, un des cinq caractéristiques d’un carburant diesel de qualité supérieure, améliore le kilométrage. On conseille aux consommateurs de chercher un carburant de qualité qui ne contient pas de kérosène, qui peut diluer le carburant. Les additifs peuvent aider à assurer que les autres caractéristiques sont plus homogènes. Des indices de cétane élevés aident à améliorer le démarrage et la marche à l’arrêt des moteurs aussi bien que le rechauffement du moteur et la diminution de la fumée à températures basses. Les additifs peuvent aussi élever les indices de cétanes dans les carburants inférieurs. L’opérabilité à des températures basses oû froides permet aux moteurs de fonctionner normalement aux températures basses. La gelification est toujours un facteur de risque quand la température baisse audessous des specifications indiquées pour le carburant – normalement dans les environs de -25 degrès - il existe des suppléments pour diesel qui contiennent des additifs anti-gel. Les experts conseillent d’ajouter les additifs extracteurs d’eau avant les anti-gels parce que la glace se forme plus vite que le gel dans le carburant. Si on n’utilise pas les additifs anti-gel aux températures froides et les lignes du carburant se bouchent, il existe des produits qui peuvent déboucher les lignes

et les filtres. La stabilité thermale aide à remédier la perte de performance occasionnée par les particules minuscules qui s’accumulent dans les filtres et les injecteurs avec la circulation du carburant du reservoir au moteur. Les conséquences sont une puissance diminuée, des pertes de carburant et un kilométrage réduit. Un autre caractéristique que certains conseils administratifs imposent c’est la valeur lubrifiante du diesel autrement dit la lubricité. Le ULSD (Diesel à Soufre Ultra-Faible) contient beaucoup moins de lubricité que le Diesel à Soufre Faible et a tendance à absorber l’eau. Ceci provoque la détérioration des composants métalliques du système de carburant du moteur. Certains additifs contiennent des agents de lubricité. Il existe des détersifs qui résoudent des problémes inhérentes dans les cinq catégories. Des additifs de haute performance, par exemple, fournissent une excellente amélioration dans la performance du démarrage à froid, dans l’indice de cétane, dans la combustion du carburant et ajoutent de la lubricité et une économie en carburant. En tout cas, il vaut mieux que le consommateur vérifie la réputation de la marque d’additif pour s’assurer que celui-ci contient les principes actifs mentionnés et qu’il consulte un concessionnaire informé au sujet des applications spécifiques de chaque produit.


Section Française

Le Groupe Petro-Canada


ississauga (Ontario), le 20 avril 2010 – Petro-Canada a annoncé le lancement de l’huile moteur haute tenue DURONMC-E Synthetic 5W-40, nouvel ajout à sa gamme d’huiles moteurs haute tenue de première qualité. Cette huile synthétique haute performance spécialement formulée pour les parcs de véhicules autoroutiers et hors route détient la licence API en vertu de la plus récente classe de service relativement aux huiles moteurs haute tenue; CJ-4. L’huile DURON-E Synthetic 5W-40 peut idéalement convenir aux exploitants qui recherchent des intervalles de vidange prolongés (avec un programme d’entretien efficace), une faible usure du moteur, une diminution de l’épaississement causé par l’oxydation, une protection contre la corrosion et une performance optimale en ce qui concerne les appoints et les démarrages à froid. Elle est conforme ou supér-

Lubrifiants Présente Sa Plus Récente Huile Moteur Haute Tenue ieure aux exigences de la classe actuelle et convient à l’utilisation dans les moteurs à faibles émissions 2007 et 2010 conformes aux normes EPA et elle est aussi rétrocompatible pour l’utilisation dans les moteurs antérieurs à l’année-modèle 2007. « Je suis fier des produits que nous avons développés pour aider nos clients à consolider leurs exigences en matière de lubrifiants, protéger leur équipement et se conformer aux plus récentes normes antipollution, déclare Allan Murray, directeur de catégorie, Moteurs industriels et commerciaux, aux Lubrifiants Petro-Canada Inc. Nous développons nos lubrifiants depuis plusieurs décennies et ils continuent à surpasser les exigences de l’industrie. Nous avons une gamme complète de produits, synthétiques et à mélange synthétique conçus pour améliorer vos résultats. Les lubrifiants de notre gamme fournissent à

nos clients l’occasion de consolider leurs inventaires de lubrifiants, et non seulement l’huile moteur haute tenue. Grâce à notre gamme complète de produits pour parcs, les

clients peuvent choisir chez un seul fournisseur l’huile moteur, la graisse, le fluide hy-

draulique, le fluide pour engrenages et le fluide pour transmission qui répondent le mieux à leurs exigences. » L’huile moteur haute tenue DURON-E Syn-

thetic 5W40 convient à l’utilisation dans les moteurs à quatre temps alimentés au carburant

diesel ou à l’essence, et à certaines applications automobiles faisant appel au gaz naturel. Lorsque le grade SAE 5W-40 est recommandé, incluant les moteurs à faibles émissions 2010 conformes aux normes EPA qui font appel à des dispositifs perfectionnés de post-traitement des gaz d’échappement, tels que des filtres à particules diesel (DPF), avec ou sans catalyseur d’oxydation diesel, des taux accrus de recirculation des gaz d’échappement (RGE) et la réduction catalytique sélective (RCS). Les huiles moteurs haute tenue DURON-E conviennent à l’utilisation dans les moteurs alimentés au diesel à faible et très faible teneur en soufre.

exportés dans plus de 60 pays sur six continents. Les produits sont fabriqués à partir d’huiles de base pures à 99.9 %, parmi les plus pures au monde. À titre de premier producteur d’huiles blanches et de principal fournisseur de fluides pour transmission automatique pour le remplissage initial en usine dans le monde, Petro-Canada s’efforce d’aller au-delà des normes d’aujourd’hui et d’offrir des solutions pour des économies tangibles. Avec plus de 30 ans d’expérience dans le mélange d’huiles de base des groupes II et III, la Société offre une gamme diversifiée de lubrifiants de première qualité qui sont conformes et même supérieurs à une série

Au Sujet Des Lubrifiants Petro-Canada Le groupe Lubrifiants Petro-Canada, une entreprise de Suncor Énergie, mélange et conditionne plus de 350 lubrifiants, graisses et fluides spécialisés différents qui sont

toujours croissante de spécifications internationales. Pour plus de renseignements veuillez contacter service à la clientèle à 1-800-268-5850 (anglais) ou à 1-800-576-1686 (français).

PME Améthyste 2008 de l’Association des manufacturiers d’équipements de transport et de véhicules spéciaux, l’AMETVS. Pour en savoir plus sur les systèmes de toile mécanisés ElcarGO, visitez le site Internet

ElCargo Fabrication Inc. 6015, rue RaoulL a s s o n d e, S a i n t - H y a cinthe, Québec J2R 1E4, 450 253-3560, Sans frais: 877-353-3560, Télécopieur: 450-2533561 ou www.elcargo. com.


ELCARGO Fabrication Inc

Nouveau Système De Toile


oronto (Ontario), le 12 avril 2010 – Les représentants d’ElcarGo sont heureux de vous inviter au lancement d’un révolutionnaire système de toile pour le camion à benne basculante. Après plusieurs années de recherche les spécialistes d’ElcarGo ont développé un produit unique dans le domaine du camion vocationnel. Le système s’opère de l’avant vers l’arrière à l’aide de bras placés de chaque côté de la benne. Permettant ainsi de libérer à 100% l’ouverture de cette dernière et permettant un chargement conventionnel que ce soit d’un

côté comme de l’autre et même de l’arrière. Le fonctionnement électrique rendra l’opération facile et les bras en aluminium augmenteront l’apparence du véhicule. Sa toile, recouvrant au moins 30 cm de chaque coté, permettra une protection optimal contre les intempéries de notre climat. De par son concept simple, ce système permettra aux utilisateurs d’acheminer de l’asphalte à une température idéal et aussi le transport de produit contaminé en sera des plus légales. « Décidément, le Multi Flip offre tous les avantages des systèmes ElcarGo, à l’épreuve de l’eau et

des intempéries, ainsi que la facilité et rapidité d’opération et surtout, le même niveau d’économie de carburant pouvant atteindre 14,93% », indique Roger Lussier, directeur des ventes chez ElcarGo. Pour plus d’information, communiquez avec; Roger Lussier, directeur des ventes, ElcarGO, au 450-253-3560 ou sans frais, au 877-353-3560, ou rogerlussier@elcargo. com ou Sylvain Saumure, Communications Armure, au 514-774-9790, ou A Propos De ELCARGO Fabrication Inc. ElcarGO Fabrication Inc. est un chef de file dans la fabrication et l’installation

de systèmes mécanisés de toiles pour bennes et remorques. Fondée en 1998 par Réal Royer, l’entreprise se démarque par ses innovations et l’importance qu’elle accorde à la qualité de ses produits et services. ElcarGO Fabrication se spécialise dans la conception, la fabrication et l’installation de systèmes automatisés ou manuels de toiles pour bennes, et offre aux transporteurs des solutions efficaces pour le recouvrement des cargaisons et la fermeture des bennes. La qualité de ses produits et son engagement à offrir des solutions innovantes lui ont d’ailleurs valu de remporter le prix de la


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winnipeg Traction 200 Oak Point Highway Winnipeg, MB, R2R 1V1 Tel: 204.956.9490 Fax: 204.949.9493 Email: Contact: Louise Ross





Box 1276 Brooks, AB T1R 1C1 Tel: 403.501.5551 Fax: 403.501.5665 Email: Contact: Brian Sieble

Delta Mike Holdings Ltd.

JD Truck Parts

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prince george



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NAPA Auto Parts

calgary Traction

Unit #82-5329-72nd Ave. S.E. Calgary, AB, T2C 4X6 Tel: 403.279.2870 Fax: 403.279.4372 Email: Contact: Pat Joseph



Traction Head Office

meadow lake

18532-116th Avenue Edmonton, AB T5S 2W8 Tel: 780.489.7555 Fax: 780.481.0148 Email: Contact: Richard O’Brien

Unified Auto Parts Inc. 807-1st Avenue West Meadow Lake, SK, S9X 1N2 Tel: 306.764.4220 Fax: 306.236.3200 Email: Contact: Mark Krasicki

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prince albert Unified Auto Parts Inc. 365-36th Street West Prince Albert, SK S6V 7L4 Tel: 306.764.4220 Fax: 306.763.7988 Email: Contact: Mark Krasicki

regina Traction 405 Park St. Regina, SK, S4N 5B2 Tel: 306.721.8333 Fax: 306.721.4446 Email: Contact: Max Devers

saskatoon Traction #2, 2915 Faithfull Avenue Saskatoon, SK, S7K 8E8 Tel: 306.244.9877 Fax: 306.244.9878 Email: Contact: Jeff Stinson

swift current Brake & Drive Ltd. 1511 Cheadle St. W. Swift Current, SK S9H 5G4 Tel: 306.773.7293 Fax: 306.773.5511 Email: Contact: Bruce Borden 30    May 2010

edmonton north west Traction

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edmonton south Traction

3404-78th Avenue Edmonton South, AB, T6B 2X9 Tel: 780.465.8010 Fax: 780.466.4627


NAPA Auto Parts 4657A 4833-2nd Avenue Edson, AB, T7E 1T8 Tel: 780.712.4152 Fax: 780.712.4212 Email: Contact: Kris Pero

fort mcmurray Paramount Parts Inc.

10012 Centennial Drive Fort McMurray, AB T9H 4A2 Tel: 780.791.3000 Fax: 780.790.0365 Email: Contact: Brent Usick

grande prairie Traction

#4 16101-101 Street, Grande Prairie, AB T8V 0P2 Tel: 780.538.3038 Fax: 780.538.3398 Email: Contact: Harold Harmsen


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Truck Zone

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British Columbia

NW territories





Central Valley Truck Service Ltd


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red deer

Ridgeline HD Parts Ltd.


9880 McGrath Road Rosedale, BC V0X 1X0 Tel: 604.794.7078 Fax: 604.794.0099 Email: Contact: Joel Fast

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Traction Ontario Head Office 6895 Menway Court, Mississauga, ON L5S 1W2 Tel: 905.612.0032 or 905.672.3288 Fax: 905.612.8572 Email: Web:

bancroft M&M Gas Diesel & Truck Parts 27523 Highway 62 South, Bancroft, ON K0L 1C0 Tel: 613.332.5474 Fax: 613.332.5998

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Smithers Parts & Service


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Quinte Truck & Trailer Parts

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maidstone 3725 Webster Dr. RR #3 Maidstone, ON N0R 1K0 Tel: 519.737.7995 Fax: 519.737.7741

mississauga 5915 Atlantic Drive, Units 6 & 7 Mississauga, ON L4W 1S4 Tel: 905.670.2868 Fax: 905.670.9757 Contact: Doug Paddock Email:

north bay Service 1 Mufflers & More 2621 Trout Lake Rd North Bay, ON P1B 7S8 Tel : (705) 497-0404 Fax: (705) 497-9543

sault ste. marie 380 Industrial Park Crescent, Sault Ste. Marie, ON P6B 5Y8 Tel: 705.759.8042 Fax: 705.759.2962 Contact: Maurice Saindon Email:

st. catharines Nick’s Truck Parts 244 Dunkirk Road, St. Catharines, ON L2R 7K6 Tel: 905.687.7031 Fax: 905.687.7129

sudbury Sudbury Truck & Trailer Inc 510 Whissell Avenue, Sudbury, ON P3B 2Z3 Tel: 705.673.3613 Fax: 705.673.4411 Contact: Cheryl Schroeder

whitby 1751 Wentworth Street West, Units 3-6, Whitby, ON L1N 8R9 Tel: 905.432.2785 Fax: 905.571.5436 Contact: Paul MacLean Email:


Alberta Contact: Ken Mitchell


grande prairie

RCB Truck & Trailer Ltd.

Bradvin Trailer Sales Ltd.

5600 Richmond Ave. E. Brandon, MB, R7A 7L5 Tel: 204.727.4850 Fax: 204.254.4702 Email: Contact: Rick Blaine

10920-87th Avenue Grande Prairie, AB T8V 8K4 Tel: 780.539.6260 Fax: 780.539.4247 Email: Contact: Brad Willsey

winnipeg Zirino’s Auto Truck & Trailer Service Ltd. 3165 McGillivray Blvd. Winnipeg MB, R3Y 1G5 Tel: 204.275.8038 Fax: 204-275-7759 Email: Contact: Joe Zirino

high prairie


A-Line Frame & Alignment 3246 Millar Avenue Saskatoon, SK, S7K 5Y2 Tel: 306.931.6612 Fax: 306.931.6615 Email: Contact: Stan & Fred Neudorf

medicine hat Hydraco Industries Ltd. 2110-9th Avenue S.W. Medicine Hat, AB T1A 7G8 Tel: 403.526.2244 Fax: 403.526.1074 Email: Contact: John Karamanos

PEACE RIVER Peace Truck & Trailer


9103-75th Street Peace River, AB T8S 1T2 Tel: 780.624.8566 Fax: 780.624.8592 Email: Contact: Rene Houle

McCoy Service Centre West 17303-114th Avenue Edmonton, AB T5S 2R9 Tel: 780.453.8706 Fax: 780.453.8758 Email: Contact: Darnell Jabs

McCoy Service Centre South 3904-78th Avenue Edmonton, AB T6B 2W4 Tel: 780.468.1471 Fax: 780-780.440.1394



Box 1187 West Road Industrial Park Sundre, AB T0M 1X0 Tel: 403.638.3414 Fax: 403.638.4232 Email: Contact: Daryl Peters or Scott Lausen

Lickman Truck & Trailer


433 – 58th Avenue SE, Calgary, AB T2H 0P5 Tel: 403.253.2337


Partco Truck Parts & Service

Box 1388, High Prairie, AB, T0G 1E0 Tel: 780.523.4777 Fax: 780.523.4773 Email: Contact: Crosby Rich

Truck Zone

South Side Frame & Alignment Company Ltd.


British Columbia

5205-65th Street Lloydminster, AB, T9V 2E8 Tel: 780.875.7712 Fax: 780.875.4039 Email: Contact: Peter Parkinson



High Prairie Truck & Trailer



Alberta Contact: Larry Ackerman

red deer McCoy Service Centre 4841-78th Street Red Deer, AB, T4P 1N5 Tel: 403.343.8771 Fax: 403.340.0888


25, 43915 Industrial Way Chilliwack, BC V2R 3A9 Tel: 604.793.9660 Fax: 604.793.9620 Contact: Dave Easson or Wayne Cromarty

fort nelson

CHR-ACK Ventures Ltd. 4704-49th Avenue Fort Nelson, BC, V0C 1R0 Tel: 250.774.3273 Fax: 250.774.3274 Email: Contact:John & Colleen Reynolds

Prince George

Total Truck & Equipment Ltd. 9122 Rock Island Road, Prince George, BC V2N 5T4 Tel: 250.564.6763 Email: Contact: Mark Forbes

Simcoe Truck & Trailer Ltd

Ken Lapain & Son Ltd

630 Welham Road, Barrie, ON L4N 8Z8 Tel: 705.728.8222 Fax: 705.728.9855

2119 County Road 15, Essex, ON N8M 2X6 Tel: 519.776.6473 Fax: 519.776.6475


goulais river

Bolton Truck & Trailer

Goulais River Truck & Tractor

1 Simpson Road , Bolton, ON L7E 1E4 Tel: 905.951.9111 Fax: 905.951.9113

Breslau Delta Spring & Chassis

90 Highway 552 East, Goulais River ON P0S 1E0 Tel: 705.649.4788 Fax: 705.649.4754


106 Hamel Avenue, Longlac, ON P0T 2A0 Tel: 807.876.2687 Fax: 807.876.2570

mississauga B. Andrews Truck Service Centre Ltd. 6755 Columbus Road, Unit #2 Mississauga, ON L5T 2G9 Tel: 905.670.3384 Fax: 905.670.5794 Contact: Boyd Andrews Email:

new liskeard Pioneer Spring & Alignment

caistor center

483-487 Rennie Street, Hamilton, ON L8H 3P6 Tel: 905.544.2626 Fax: 905.544.0747

Pyett Spring & Alignment


9381 Silver Street, R.R. 2, Caistor Center, ON L0R 1E0 Tel: 905.957.7033 Fax: 905.957.0808

Caledonia Oneida Truck & Trailer 634 Fourth Line, Caledonia, ON N3W 2B3 Tel: 905.765.5011


Hwy #4 Truck Service R R #1, Hanover, ON N4N 3B8 Tel: 519.369.5052 Fax: 519.369.5961

hearst Serge G & D Repair Inc. P O Box 1706, Hearst, ON P0L 1N0 Tel: 705.362.5633 Fax: 705.362.7960


North Keele Auto, Truck & Trailer Repair

3465 Victoria Drive Smithers, BC V0J 2N0 Tel: 250.847.4287 Fax: 250.847.5038 Email: Contact: Dan Groot

3915 Keele Street, Downsview, ON M3J 1N6 Tel: 416.638.5963 Fax: 416.638.5964


Voth Sales & Service

19415-94th Avenue Surrey, BC V4N 4E6 Tel: 604.882.8627 Email: Contact: Brent Cross

10816 Plank Road 19, Eden, ON N0J 1H0 Tel: 519.866.3459 Fax: 519.866.3572 Contact: Frank Voth

Parent Mechanical Services

as 40% of all bottled water comes from a city water system, just like tap water. The report also focuses on the fact that 60% to 70% of all bottled water sold in the U.S. is exempt from the FDA’s bottled water standards, because the federal standards do not apply to water bottled and

sold within the same state. Unless the water is transported across state lines, there are no federal regulations that govern its quality. According to the NRDC, “Bottled water companies have used this loophole to avoid complying with basic health standards, such as those that apply

A-1 Paul’s Trailer Repair

longlac Ray & Doris Truck Parts

Barton Truck Centre Ltd.

232 Woolwich Street, Breslau, ON N0B 1M0 Tel: 519.648.2119


Smithers Parts & Service



Muskoka Truck Centre 88 Madill Church Road, Huntsville, ON P1H 2J2 Tel: 705.789.8600 Fax: 705.789.9584 Toll: 866.353.3009

kapuskasing 53 Brunell Road North, Kapuskasing, ON P5N 2M1 Tel: 705.335.3617 Fax: 705.337.6880

260 Hawn Rd., P O Box 1088, New Liskeard, ON P0J 1P0 Tel: 705.647.8707 Fax: 705.647.9362

oakville K.I.D. Truck & Trailer Service 1090 South Service Rd., Unit A, Oakville, ON L6J 2X8 Tel: 905.842.2942 Fax: 905.338.5600

ottawa Ottawa Trailer Repair Inc. 2020 Bantree Street, Ottawa, ON K1B 5A4 Tel: 613.741.0878 Fax: 613.741.0245

sudbury Sudbury Truck & Trailer 510 Whissell Avenue Sudbury, ON P3B 2Z3 Tel: 705.673.3613 Fax: 705.673.4411 Contact: Dennis Monticelli


Mobile Mechanical Services 11769 Hwy 364, P O Box 309, Verner, ON P0H 2M0 Tel: 705.594.1319 Fax: 705.594.1548

Healthy Living

Bottled Water Blues – Part II By Brenda Ricker


anadians and Americans are willing to pay top dollar for bottled water, which costs up to 1,900 times more than tap water and uses up to 2,000 times more energy to produce and deliver.” Over the past several years, however,

bottled water has been recalled due to contamination by arsenic, bromate, cleaning compounds, mold, and bacteria. “We can do it [regulate bottled water]. However, we have a very large regulatory portfolio. It’s been well acknowledged in recent years that we

struggle with the whole staff and funding aspect of it.” -- F.D.A. spokeswoman Siobhan DeLancey In March 1999, the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) released a report called “Bottled Water, Pure Drink or Pure Hype?” NRDC’s report points out that as much

to municipally treated tap water.” In addition, all carbonated or sparkling waters are totally exempt from FDA guidelines that set specific contamination limits. If you have a question please contact Brenda at: health_you_deserve@


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The Products & Services Directory is your direct route to professional companies serving your local trucking market across Canada. Include your company in the directory by contacting Barb Woodward by phone at 877.225.2232, fax at 613.476.5959, email at or mail at 259 Salmon Point Road, R.R. #1, Cherry Valley ON K0K 1P0. Visit us online at accounting, tax & bookkeeping

Accounts & Records Management Bookkeeping For Your Business & Personal Finances Toll Free Tel: 888.644.2333

••• It’s All About Numbers 1017 Jordan Road, Cardinal, ON K0E 1E0 Diagonally across from the 730 Truck Stop Tel: 613.340.8409 Fax: 888.818.4964 Summer hours by appointment only


Transport Financial Services Specializing in the trucking industry since 1974 Toll Free: 800.461.5970 Email: Web: “We Make Trucking Less Taxing”

••• Trucktax™ 4261-A14 Hwy 7 East. Suite 885, Markham, ON L3R 9W6 Toll Free: 888.456.6504 Tel: 905.477.7773 Fax: 866.323.8250 Web: “Bookkeeping, Tax Preparation and Tax Planning for Truckers”

Air Conditioning & Heating: Sales & Service

automated Lubrication systems

Hammond Air Conditioning Ltd. 125 Samnah Crescent Ingersoll, ON N5C 3J7 Tel: 519.485.5961 Email: Web: Air Conditioning & Heating: Sales & Service

Flo Components Ltd. 50 Admiral Blvd., Mississauga, ON L5T 2W1 Tel: 905.671.2355 Fax: 905.671.2358 Toll Free: 800.668.5458 Email: Website:

••• S.E.T.I. Imports Inc. Wilson Instruments Ltd. 43 Crowe Bay Heights, R.R. 32, Box 9, Campbellford, ON K0L 1L0 Tel: 705.653.2403 Fax: 705.653-5560 Email: Aluminium Polishing

81 Tremaine Road Milton, ON L9T 2W8 Tel: 905.878.7161 Fax: 905.878.7730 Email: Web: or


SKF Lubrication Solutions

California Sunshine Aluminium Polishing 888B Wallbridge-Loyalist Road, Belleville, ON K8N 4Z5 Tel: 613.336.1496 or 613.967.6211 Web: “Get the Shine you Deserve” automated Lubrication systems

(A Division of SKF Canada Ltd.) 4380 South Service Road, #17 Burlington, ON L7L 5Y6 Tel: 905.631.1821 Fax; 905.631.1787 Toll Free: 800.207. 5823 (LUBE) Email: Web: “Greasing on the Go!” buildings - all steel pre-engineered

clutch products

compliance services

Fil-Mor Automotive & Clutch Products Ltd.

Integrated Training Resources

81 Northline Road, P.O. Box 402, 140 Market Drive, Toronto, ON M4B 3E9 Milton, ON L9T 4Y9 Tel: 416.759.2245 Tel: 905.693.0660 Fax: 416.759-5890 Fax: 905.693.0332 Toll Free Tel: 1.800.677.9038 Toll Free Tel: 888.812.0099 Fil-Mor Automotive is a proud Canadian remanufacturer of quality Heavy Duty & automotive clutches ••• since 1980. Fil-Mor Automotive specialize in heavy duty & custom made clutches including our own

driver services, recruitment & employment

TPI Driver Services 1090 Dundas Street E., Suite 203, Mississauga, ON L4Y 2B8 Tel: 905.566.0922 Toll Free Tel: 888.650.4874 Fax: 905.566.0925 Web: Driver Training

clutch products

Transportation Safety & Compliance Solutions 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.

120 Vintage Crescent Kitchener, ON N2P 1L2 Tel: 519.748.4420 Safety Training Offers Profits Consultants: Transportation

compliance services

Cross Border Services

E & B Safety Consulting Inc. Travel Centre of America, 535 Mill Street, Unit 104, Woodstock, ON N4S 7V6 Tel: 519.537.2002 Fax: 519.537.7499 Web: Taking the guesswork out of compliance Drug &&Alcohol Truck tRAILER Testing rEPAIRS

Stateside Transportation

Consultants Inc. 4130 Foxwood Drive DriverCheck Inc. 6705 Tomken Road, Suite 219, Burlington, ON L7M 4L3 1 Manley Street, Ayr, Ontario N0B 1E0 Tel: 905.973.9136 Mississauga, ON L5T 2J6 Tel: 519.632.9371 Fax: 905.315.7427 Toll Free Tel: 800.401.9138 Ext. 1 Toll Free Tel: 800.463.4310 Email: Toll Free Fax: 888.795.2258 Fax: 519.632.9534 Email: Web: Web: C-TPAT, FAST, PIP, CSA, SCAC, With over 30 years experience in the Worried about substance misuse & Bonded Carrier, NAFTA, Customs Transportation & Insurance Industry! abuse in your workplace? Brokerage and SAPP. driver leasing Emergency Road Services

Advocates & lobbyists

The Trucker’s Voice 2 Cripple Creek Crescent, Stittsville, ON K2S 1T3 Tel: 613.831.1332 Email: Peter_Turner@ Web: Air Brake Training for Mechanics

Beka Lube Products Inc. 2830 Argentia Road, Unit 9, Mississauga, ON L5N 8G4 Toll Free Tel: 888.862.7461 Tel: 905.821.1050 Fax: 905.858.0597 Email: Web: “Technology you can rely on.”


CPL Systems Canada Inc. Freinmeister Group Inc. 6 Farnham Crescent, London, ON N6K 1K1 Tel: 519.641.6770 Fax: 519.641.6046 Email: Web: 32    May 2010

Corporate Office 8450 Lawson Road, Unit #5, Milton, ON L9T 0J8 Tel: 905.875.1017 Fax: 905.875.2125 Toll Free Tel: 800.263.1760 Email: Web: or

A-Z Technical Building Systems Inc 299 Mill Road, Unit 1510 Etobicoke, ON M9C 4V9 Tel: 416.626.1794 Toll Free Tel: 877.743.5888 Fax: 416.626.5512 Email: Web: cargo control products

E&B Safety Consulting Travel Centre of America, 535 Mill Street, Unit 104, Woodstock, ON N4S 7V6 Tel: 519.537.2002 Fax: 519.537.7499 Email: Web: Taking the guesswork out of compliance


ICC The Compliance Center Inc. Mover’s Equipment & Supplies 6176 Atlantic Drive, Mississauga, ON L4C 1W2 Tel: 905.670.4488 Toll Free Tel: 800.668.3773 Fax: 905.670.2748 Email:

205 Matheson Blvd. East, Unit 7, Mississauga, ON L4Z 1X8 Tel: 905.890.7228 Fax: 905.890.7070 Toll Free: 888.977.4834 Dangerous Goods Supplies & Services

United Driver Services Inc. 170 Brockport Drive, Suite 203A Etobicoke, ON M9W 5C8 Tel: 416.675.2141 Fax: 416.675.9643 Toll Free Tel: 800.682.7024 Email: Web:

Emergency Road Services of Canada Inc.

driver services, recruitment & employment

factoring, finance & foreign exchange

3413 Wolfedale Road, Suite 5, Mississauga, ON L5C 1Z8 Tel: 905.277.2377 Fax: 905.277.2378 Email: Web:

Drakkar Human Resources 1131 Derry Road East, Mississauga, ON L5T 1P3 Tel: 905.795.1397 Toll Free Tel: 877.372.5527 Fax: 905.795.1391 Email: Web:

J D Factors 5975 Whittle Road, #110 Mississauga, ON L4Z 3N1 Tel: 905.501.5000 Toll Free Tel: 800.263.0664 Fax: 905.501.0395 Email:

factoring, finance & foreign exchange

Liquid Capital Liquid Capital Midwest Corp. 176 Seacliff Drive West, Leamington, ON N8H3Y5 Tel: 519. 419.5044 Toll Free Tel: 877.653.9426 Fax: 519.326.4047 “Large Account Service” to small fleet & start-up companies. Fasteners

Multi-Line Fastener Supply Co. Ltd. 1100 Courtneypark Drive East, Unit 5, Mississauga, ON L5T 1L7 Tel: 905.677.5088 Fax: 905.677.4917 Web: Serving Fastener Needs for Industrial, Automotive & Maintenance Trades Filters

Donaldson Company P O Box 1299 Minneapolis, MN 55440-1299 USA Tel: 952.887.3699 Fax: 952.887.3716 Toll Free Tel: 800.374.1374 Email: engineserviceparts@ Web: Financial adviser

Bakkar Financial Limited 132 Franciscus Street R.R.#1 Waterloo,ON N2J 4G8 Tel: 519.885.1449 Cell: 519.497.8073 Email: “The Financial Help for Truckers” fleet management & litigation support

DWS Fleet Management Services 21 Lake Street, Ste. 2101 Wrentham, MA 02093-1214 Tel: 508.384.9021 Cell: 508.397.7169 Fax: 508.384.9010 Email: Web: Web: Fleet Management & Litigation Support for the Trucking Industry.

fuel additives & lubricants

insurance brokers

insurance brokers

lifting equipment & jacks

Bennetts Power Service Products P.O. Box 51016, RPO Tyndall Park Winnipeg, MB R2X 3C6 Tel: 204.694.1777 Toll Free Tel: 877.778.4440 Fax: 204.633.0133 Email: Web: fuel improvement products

GREEN TITAN HYDROGEN B.D. Enterprises Toll Free Tel: 877.898.1733 Email: bskakie1661@rogerscom Web: “The Green Titan Generator” fuel solutions provider

4Refuel Canada Ltd.

Bryson & Associates Insurance Brokers Ltd. Bryson Insurance & Financial Services Ltd. Tol Free: 800.661.5196 Fax: 905.426.4959 Email: “For All Your Trucking Insurance Needs” Transportation Insurance, Fleet Safety Management Services, Bonds, Health, Drug, Dental, Life & Disability Insurance. “Same Day Quotes up to 10 units”


Cowan Insurance Group

231 Oak Park Blvd., Oakville, ON L6H 7S8 Tel: 905.501.0922 Toll Free Tel: 888.473.3835 Fax: 905.257.2580 Web:

705 Fountain St. N., P.O. Box 1510 Cambridge, ON N1R 5T2 Tel: 519.578.6030 Toll Free Tel: 877.578.6030 Ext. 41378 Email:

insurance brokers


HUB International Ontario Ltd 33 Princess Street, Suite 501 Leamington, ON N8H 5C5 Tel: 519.326.9339 Fax: 519.326.0128 Toll Free Tel: 800.463.4700 Email: dan.mcguire@ Web: Transportation Insurance

Canada Powertrain 3833 Nashua Drive, Mississauga, ON L4V 1R3 Tel: 905.677.3522 Toll Free Tel: 800.268.4809 Fax: 905.677.4618 Email: Web: lubricants

Wakefield Canada Inc. Transportation Insurance Specialists 135 Matheson Blvd. W., Suite 202, Mississauga, ON L5R 3L1 Tel: 905.712.4668 Toll Free Tel: 800.900.2009 Fax: 905.712.3586 Email: or transport.html Service with a “Passion for Excellence”. No Excuses. Just Superior Performance.

3620 Lakeshore Blvd. West, Toronto, ON M8W 1P2 Tel: 416.252.5511 ext 4449 Toll Free Tel: 800.268.5339 Fax: 416 252.7315 Email: Web: Castrol HD creates products that deliver superior performance and greater reliability with the goal of reducing customer operating costs.

P O Box 189, 45 Dominion Street, Warkworth, ON K0K 3K0 Toll Free Tel: 877.924.2632 Fax: 705.924.3385 Email: Web:


••• Dalton Timmis Insurance Group

Baird MacGregor Insurance Brokers LP 825 Queen Street East, Toronto, ON M4M 1H8 Tel: 416.778.8000 Toll Free Tel: 800.263.3030 Fax: 416.778.4492 Email: Web:


Baizana Insurance Brokers 806 Greenbank Road Ottawa, ON K2J 1A2 Tel: 613.825.5575 Fax: 613.825.5624 Toll Free: 877.791.1682 Email: Web:

14-600 Crowfoot Cres., NW Calgary, AB T3G 0B4 Tel: 403.241.2288 Tol Free Tel: 866.472.0721 Fax: 866.399.3177 Email Web: The Perfect Fit for your trucking insurance needs.


Hutchinson Fuels LMD Insurance & Wealth Management 200 Matheson Blvd., Ste 100 Mississauga, ON L5R 3L7 Tel: 416.748.9992 Toll Free Tel: 800.236.5810 Fax: 416.748.9994 Email: “Your Transportation Specialists”

8 Loyalist Drive, Unit #2, Brighton, ON K0K 1H0 Tel: 613 475 3334 Tol Free Tel: 800.465.0449 Fax: 613.475.4480


Lucas Oil Products 958 Road 2 East Kingsville, ON N9Y 2E4 Tel: 519.733.3268 Fax: 519.733.3282 Email: kingsway general insurance authorized brokers

5656 Bell Harbour Drive, Mississauga, ON L5M 5J3 Tel: 416.520.5527 Toll Free Tel: 866.326.7645 Fax: 905.814.1802 Email: Web: MIRRORS (CONVEX)

Brampton, ON L6R 2E8 Tel: 905.494.0255 Fax: 905.494.0655 “Driver’s Dream” Safety Convex Mirrors wipe out blind spots on vehicles & equipment.” Mortgages

The Mortgage Centre

••• Rainbow Insurance Brokers Inc

Sinwal Enterprises Inc

Checkerboard Consultants Inc.

Dalton Timmis Insurance Group

Allen Insurance Group

244 Margaret Avenue Kitchener, Ontario, N2H 4J5 Tel: 519.571.9640 Holger Fischer B.A., Bus. Dip. Independent AMSOIL Dealer #1157508 The First in Synthetics


••• 35 Stone Church Road, Ancaster, ON L9K 1S5 Tel: 905.648.3922 Tol Free Tel: 888.385.8466 Fax: 905.648.2640 Email Web: The Perfect Fit for your trucking insurance needs.

Flyin’ Fisch Synthetic Lubes



Hubbard Insurance Brokers

lubricants (synthetic)

4060B Sladeview Crescent Mississauga, ON L5L 5Y5 Toll Free Tel: 888.878.6973 Fax: 905.814.9836 Email: Web: “Keep that Engine Alive!”


9 Holland Street West, Bradford, ON L3Z 2B9 Tel: 905.669.9864 Fax: 905.669.0054 macintosh.k@ IDirect Mortgages Inc. Lic.#10584 An Independent Agent for The Mortgage Centre Network “The mortgage agent to the transportation industry.” oil furnace sales & Service

Erb & Erb Insurance Brokers Ltd. 30 Queen Street North, Kitchener, ON N2H 6N2 Tel: 519.579.4270 Fax: 519.741.1977 Toll Free: 800.265.2634 Email: or Website: What you want to protect the most.. We protect the best!

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

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

De-On Supply Inc. R.R. #1, 1595 Lobsinger Road St. Jacobs, ON N2J 4G8 Toll Free Tel: 800.824.4115 Toll Free Fax: 888.626.7843 May 2010    33

ON-Board truck Scales

Rust Control Products

tarps & tarping systems

tire & wheel service & equipmenT

towing services

towing services

Active Heavy Towing & Recovery

Vulcan On-Board Scales #11-1642 Langan Ave. Port Coquitlam BC V3C 1K5 Ph: 604.944.1481 Fax: 604.944.1482 Toll Free Tel: 800.663.0854 Web: Permits & services

Corrosion Control Coatings Ltd 106 Colborne Street, P.O. Box 1088, Waterloo, ON N0G 2V0 Toll Free Tel: 800.937.7771 Toll Free Fax: 800.563.8078 Email: Web: Rust Control Products

730 Permit Services Box 755, 2085 Shanly Road, Cardinal, ON K0E 1E0 Tel: 613.657.1244 Toll Free Tel: 800.410.4754 Fax: 613.657.1453 Email: Web:


C.U.T.C. Inc. 1295 Carol Crescent, Laval, QC H7W 1G3 Tel: 450.687.8294 Toll Free Tel: 866.927.8294 Fax: 450.687.6963 Email: Preventative Maintenance Products 1

Pro-Ma Performance Products 6370 Concession 6 South Amherstburg, ON N9V 2Y8 Tel: 519.796.5919 Toll Free Tel: 866.284.7851 Fax: 519.736.9436 Email: #

Pressure Washers


Krown Corporate 245 Creditstone Road Concord, ON L4K 1N6 Tel: 905.738.6191 Fax: 905.738.6190 Toll Free Tel: 1.800.267.5744 Email: Web:

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6500 Millcreek Drive, Mississauga, ON L5N 2W6 Tel: 905.821.0799 Fax: 905.821.2073 Toll Free Tel: 800.267.2185 Email: or Web: towing services

3102 East Trent Avenue Spokane, WA, 92202 Tel: 509.535.7512 Toll Free Tel: 800.343.8579 Fax: 509.535.7680 Email: tire balancing


C.A. Towing R.R. #2, 2485 Campbellville Road, Campbellville, ON L0P 1B0 Tel: 905.854.0169 Toll Free Tel: 800.363.2209 Fax: 905.854.1282 Email:

••• A Towing Service Ltd. 185 Bartley Drive Toronto, ON M4A 1E6 Service GTA, Ontario and USA Tel: 416.656.4000 Fax: 416.656.3065 Toll Free Tel: 800.773.7952 Email: Web: A TOWING SERVICE, TORONTO. A company you can count on!

Gervais Towing & Recovery 1485 Startop Road, Ottawa, ON K1B 3W5 Tel: 613.747.4666 Toll Free Tel: 888.689.2170 Fax: 613.747.8323 Email: Web:


towing services

Maizis & Miller 109-5405 Eglinton Ave. W. Etobicoke, ON M9C 5K6 Tel: 416.620.5111 Toll Free Tel: 888.620.5111 Fax: 416.620.5216 or “North America’s largest recruiter for the Heavy Truck & Equipment Industries”. tarps & tarping systems

Aero-Kit Industries 5499 Harvester Road, Burlington, ON L7L 5V4 Tel: 905.335.2012 Toll Free Tel: 800.465.8277 Fax: 905.335.8499 Web: “Keeping You Covered”

Cramaro Tarpaulin Systems 8010 Chemin Devonshire Mont-Royal, QC H4P 2K3 Toll Free Tel: 877.777.8722 Toll Free Fax: 888.234.8641 “Global Leader in Vehicle Theft Recovery.”

test equipmentbrakes, abs, lights



Boomerang Tracking/LoJack

130 Copernicus Blvd., Brantford, ON N3P 1L9 Tel: 519.720.9464 Toll Free Tel: 866.948.2777 Fax: 519.720.9468 Email: Web:

Lite-Check, LLC

Can-Clean Pressure Washers 6790 Davand Drive, Units 13 & 14 Mississauga, ON L5T 2G5 Tel: 905.568.4868 Fax: 905.565.8821 Toll free: 888.568.8001 Email: Website:

Trison Tarps

Hofmann Balancing Techniques Ltd

1764 Victoria Street North, Kitchener, ON N2B 3E5 Tel: 519.742.8080 Toll Free Tel: 800.433.3858 Fax: 519.745.5512 Email: Web: Since 1967 24 Hour Service Kitchener, Cambridge, Guelph

206 Arvin Avenue, Stoney Creek, ON L8E 2L8 Tel: 905.662.2757 Toll Free Tel: 800.565.8277 Fax: 905.662.4811 Email: Web: “Cramaro, for all your tarping needs.

Gobbo Towing & Recovery Ltd.

Counteract Balancing Beads 13029 8th Line Georgetown, ON L7G 4S4 Tel: 905.873.3339 Fax: 905.873.3088 Toll Free Tel: 800.572.8952 Email: tire Safety: Indicators

SKIDDD Wheel Indicator P.O. Box 129, Starbuck, MB R0G 2P0 Tel: 204.735.3029 Fax: 204.735.2206 Email: Web: A Safety Feature That Saves You Time & Money! tire & wheel service & equipmenT

85 Pondhollow Drive, Sudbury, ON P3E 6C1


ABC Towing & Storage 4421 Harvester Road Burlington, ON L7L 4X1 Tel: 905.631.8248 Fax: 905.631.8175 Toll Free: 866.337-0688 Web: Heavy Towing, Recovery & Spill Clean-ups. Your Absolute Best Choice!


Corghi, ON Tel: 416.902.4663 Contact: Thierry Lefebvre Web:

trailer manufacturers

Titan Trailers 1129 Hwy #3, R R #3, Delhi, ON N4B 2W6 Tel: 519.688.4826 Fax: 519.688.6453 Email: Web: trailer manufacturers [ tankers ]

Bedard Tankers Inc. 5785 Place Turcot Montreal, QC H4C 1V9 Tel: 514.937.1670 Fax: 514.937.2190 Email: Web: Leader in Dry Bulk, Liquid, Liquified Compressed Gas & Cryogenic Road Tanker Trailers



236 Rutherford Road South, Tremcar Inc. Brampton, ON L6W 3J6 790 Montrichard Ave. Tel: 905.459.1011 St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, QC J2X 5G4 Fax: 905.451.1534 Tel: 450.347.7822 Toll Free Tel: 800.876.7097 Fax: 450.347.8372 Email: Toll Free Tel: 800.363.2158 Web: Email: trailer Sales, leasing, rentals & service

Abram’s Towing “Service Across Ontario” Tel: 416.398.2500 Toll Free Tel: 888.667.5438 24 Hour Heavy Towing Web:

Duret et Landry Inc.

Ontario Office

Kingston, Ontario 24 Hour Emergency Service Toll Free Tel: 888.221.3672 Tel: 613.384.2572 Web:

Hansen Towing & Recovery



2250 boul, Industriel, Laval, QC H7S 1P9 Tel: 514.337.7777 Toll Free Tel: 800.663.0814 Fax: 450.663.2688 Email:

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

Pat Rogers Towing

K.B.W. Towing 1 Towns Road, Etobicoke, ON M8Z 1A1 Tel: 416.255.4443 Toll Free Tel: 866.616.6379 Fax: 416.252.2558 Email: Flatbed Specialists, Heavy & Medium Towing

••• Action Automotive, Towing & Recovery P O Box 126, J P Towing Service & Storage Ltd Trenton ON K8V 5R2 11 Glen Scarlett Road, Tel: 613.394.4924 Toronto, ON M6N 1P5 Toll Free Tel: 800.551.6151 Tel: 416.203.9300 Fax: 613.394.2428 Toll Free Tel: 866.527.8225 Email: Fax: 416.203.9303 Web: Email: “Meeting Your Service Needs in Eastern Ontario” Web:

Fort Garry Industries Email: Web: Proud distributors for Lode-King, Midland Manufacturing, Arctic Manufacturing, Landoll, CMIC Container Chassis and more.


GTA Trailer Rentals Inc. Head Office – 36 Cardico Drive, Gormley, ON L0H 1G0 Toll Free Tel; 866.482.5311 Fax: 905.888.6061 Email: Web:

trailer Sales, leasing, rentals & service

Transportation Training

Transportation Training

Transportation Training

Transportation Training

Truck & Trailer Repairs


492 Mountainash Road, Brampton, ON L6R 0K9 Tel: 416.454.5592 Fax: 905.216.1636

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


Adanac Truck Driver Training 595 Middlefield Road, Unit 10, Scarborough, ON M1V 3S2 Tel: 416.754.2222 Toll Free Tel: 877.317.4222 Contact: Wayne Campbell Email:

Commercial Heavy Equipment Training Transit Trailer Ltd. 22217 Bloomfield Rd., R R #6, Chatham, ON N7M 5J6 Tel: 519.354.9944 Toll Free Tel: 877.995.5999 Fax: 519.354.9782 Email: Web: Transport Companies

Brian Kurtz Trucking Ltd. R R #2 , Breslau, ON N0B 1M0 Tel: 519.836.5821 Fax: 519.836.9396

••• Carmen Transportation Group 3700 Weston Road, Toronto, ON M9L 2Z4 Tel: 416.667.9700 Fax: 416.667.8272 Email: vince@ Web: www.


Erb Group of Companies 290 Hamilton Road, New Hamburg, ON N3A 1A2 Tel: 519.662.2710 Fax: 519.662.3316 Toll Free Tel: 800.665.2653 Email: Web:

••• Yanke Group Of Companies 27 Automatic Road, Brampton, ON L6S 5N8 Tel: 905.791.1369 ext 3747 Toll Free Tel: 800.373.6678 Fax: 905.791.1278 Email: Web:

2130062 Ontario Inc. G9 Truck & Trailer Repair

2421 Cawthra Road, Mississauga, ON L5A 2W7 Tel: 416.456.2438 Toll Free Tel: 800.297.4322 Fax: 905.281.9637 Contact: Gordon Brown Email: Web:

Crossroads Training Academy 49 Truman Road Barrie, ON L4N 8Y7 Tel: 705.719.2419 Toll Free Tel: 866.446.0057 Fax: 705.719.2438 Contact: Read Conley or Diane Austin or diane@ or

Crossroads Training Academy 888 Walbridge Loyalist Rd., C.R.S. Bldg, Belleville, ON K8N 4Z5 Tel: 613.389.6000 Toll Free Tel: 888.282.6605 Contact: Robert Barclay

Crossroads Training Academy 1525 Centennial Drive, Kingston, ON K7P 2Y7 Tel: 613.389.6000 Toll Free Tel: 888.282.6605 Contact: Robert Barclay

Crossroads Training Academy

Equitrain Systems Ltd. 714976 Oxford Road 4 Box 22082 Woodstock, ON N4S 8Y4 Contact: Adrian Tel: 519.537.3300 Toll Free Tel: 866.718.3993 Fax: 519.421.7135 Email: Web:

Greater Ottawa Truck Training 5 Caesar Avenue Ottawa, ON K2G 0A8 Tel: 613.727.4688 Fax: 613.727.5997 Contact: Shahram Dowlatshahi Email: gott@ www.greaterottawatrucktraining. com

Jay’s Professional Truck Training Centre 589 Middlefield Road, Unit 11, Scarborough, ON M1V 4Y6 Contact: Jay or Chandrika Tel: 416.299.9638 Fax: 416.609.9814 Email: Web:

Modern Training Ontario 308 Kenora Avenue, Hamilton, ON L8E 2W2 Contact: Nick Korakas Tel: 905.573.9675 Toll Free Tel: 866.443.7483 Fax: 905.573.6425 Email: Web:

Northern Academy of Transportation Training 25 Vagnini Court, Lively, ON P3Y 1K8 Contact: Kevin Pattison Tel: 705.692.9222 Toll Free Tel: 800.719.9334 Fax: 705.692.9256 Email: Web:

Ontario Truck Driving School (London)

Safety Truck Training School Ltd.

••• New Tech Mobile Services Inc.

427 Exeter Road, London, ON N6E 2Z3 Contact: Bill Kent Tel: 519.858.9338 Toll Free Tel: 800.263.4777 Fax: 519.858.0920 Email: Web: Forklift & Heavy Equipment Training Available

4 Wilkinson Road, 2nd Floor Brampton, ON L6T 4M3 Contact: Yogan Sockalingam Tel: 905.793.9546 Fax: 905.793.6426 Email: Web:

6749 Second Line, R.R. #4 Tottenham, ON L0G 1W0 Tel: 705.333.2411 Fax: 905.936.2411 “Your one stop mobile shop”

Shaun-David Truck Training School

MTT Repair Services Inc.

Ontario Truck Driving School (Niagara-on-the-Lake)

111 Sherwood Drive, Unit 14, Brantford, ON N3S 6J9 Contact: David Nicholas Tel: 519.720.9349 Toll Free Tel: 866.550.5589 Fax: 519.720.9351 Email: Web:

281 Queenston Road Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0 Contact: Bill Kent (Truck and Bus Course Info) Contact: Wayne Saunders (Heavy Equipment Info) Tel: 905.685.1117 Toll Free Tel: 800.263.4777 Fax: 905.641.0533 Email: Web:

Ontario Truck Driving School (Sarnia) 141 Mitton Street South, Sarnia, ON N7T 3C5 Contact: Bill Kent Tel: 519.332.8778 Toll Free Tel: 800.263.4777 Toll Free Fax: 866.800.6837 Email: Web:

Ontario Truck Driving School (Windsor) 1333 College Avenue, Windsor, ON N9B 1M8 Contact: Bill Kent Tel: 519.258.0333 Toll Free Tel: 866.410.0333 Fax: 519.258.9056 Email: Web: Forklift & Heavy Equipment Training Available

Ontario Truck Training Academy (Oshawa)

2020 Bantree Street Ottawa, ON K1B 5A4 199 Wentworth Street East, Oshawa ON L1H 3V6 Tel: 613.742.7499 Contact: Dennis Lagrois Toll Free Tel: 866.529.1113 Tel: 905.723.1237 Contact: Brian Adams or Erica Kelly Toll Free Tel: 800.753.2284 Email: Brian@ Fax: 905.723.1245 Northstar Truck Driving School Email: Website: 1540 Matthew Brady Blvd., Crossroads Truck Training Windsor ON N8S 3K6 Ontario Truck Training Academy Academy Contact: Robert Labute (Peterborough) 10 Maple Street 365 Lansdowne Street East, Unit 3, Tel: 519.967.0444 Smiths Falls, ON K7A 1Z5 Peterborough, ON K9L 2A3 Fax: 519.967.0445 Tel: 613.742.7499 Tel: 705.743.1888 Email: Toll Free Tel: 800.939.1463 Fax: 613.742.7899 Fax: 705.743.1875 Toll Free Tel: 866-529-1113 Email: Ontario Truck Driving School Email: Website: (Chatham) 1005 Richmond Street, R obar Training Specialists Danbro Truck Training 701 Powerline Road, Chatham, ON N7M 5J5 505 Kenora Ave., Bldg. #1, Unit #1, Brantford, ON N3R 7X3 Contact: Bill Kent Hamilton, ON L8E 3P2 Contact: Don Ross Tel: 519.355.0077 Contact: Brent Nantais Tel: 519.770.3576 Toll Free Tel: 800.263.4777 Tel: 905.575.7606 Toll Free Tel: 866.231.5885 Toll Free Fax: 866.800.6837 Toll Free Tel: 800.273.5867 Fax: 519.770 4559 Email: Fax: 905.388.6699 Email: Web: Website:

Tri-County Truck Driver Training 480 Waydom Drive Ayr, ON N0B 1E0 Contact: Richard Wynia Tel: 519.653.1700 Toll Free Tel: 800.265.0400 Fax: 519.653.2442 Email: Web:

Truck Training Schools Association of Ontario 27 William Street St. Catharines, ON L2R 5H9 Toll Free: 866.475.9436 Fax: 905.704.1329 Web:

Valley Driver Training 99 Cote Blvd. Hammer, ON P3P 1L9 Contact: Jamie Fitchett Tel: 705.897.8849 Fax: 705.524.7067 Truck & Trailer Repairs

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


Orillia Premier Truck & Trailer Repair Inc. 300 Matchedash St. S. Orillia,ON L4V 4X3 Tel:705.327.9998 Fax: 705.327.9709 Email: “We specialize in all makes & models of trucks & trailers.”


Quality Custom 12 Clarke Blvd. Brampton, ON L6W 1X3 Tel: 905.451.8550 Fax: 905.451.7627 Email: Web: truck delivery

Fort Garry Industries Email: Web: Brake specialists, installations, safeties and a whole lot more.


G.Z.Easy Mobile Service Truck & Trailer Repairs 3170 Kirwin Avenue, Suite 1210, Mississauga ON L5A 3R1 Tel: 647-201-1526 Email: 24 hour Mobile Repair Service, Monday to Thursday, 5 ton full shop mobile unit, on-site all general repairs, battery chargers/boosts, mobile welding, service on scales, serving GTA area, fully licensed, professional mechanic.

Acadian Driveaway 8131 Yonge Street, Ste 207, Thornhill, ON L3T 2C6 Tel: 905.709.8131 Toll Free Tel: 800.668.1879 Fax: 905.709.2527 Email: Web: truck equipment

Fort Garry Industries Email: Web: Sales and NSM certified installations of snow plows, sanders, mixers, dump bodies and more. May 2010    35

truck lighting & accessories

truck parts & supplies

truck parts & supplies

Aldo’s Driveline



475 Admiral Blvd., Unit #1 Mississauga, ON L5T 2N1 Tel: 905.670.9105 Fax: 905.670.0618 Toll Free Tel: 800.899.0427 Email:


Grote Industries Co. 230 Travail Road Markham, ON L3S 3J1 Tel: 905.209.9744 Toll Free Tel: 800.268.5612 Fax: 905.209.9757 Toll Free Fax: 800.267.9024 Email: Web:


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


Fort Garry Industries 3455 Miners Avenue P.O. Box 1848 Saskatoon, SK S7K 7K9 Tel: 306.242.3465 Toll Free: 800.772.4599 Fax: 306.933.4850 Web: Alberta


Techspan 3131Pepper Mill Court, Mississauga, ON L5L 4X6 Tel: 905.820.6150 Toll Free Tel: 800.363.1588 Fax: 905.820.6142 Email: or Web: truck parts & supplies


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

winnipeg Fort Garry Industries 2525 Inskster Blvd. R.R. #2 Stn Main Winnipeg MB R3C 2E6 Tel: 204.632.8261 Toll Free: 800.282.8044 Fax: 204.956.1786 Email: Web:

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

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

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

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

Truck Route & IFTA Software

truck sales, leasing, parts & service

truck transmissions, differentials & pto’s

red deer

ProMiles Canada Inc.

Surgenor Truck Centre

Domar Transmission Ltd.

Fort Garry Industries

18 Hunt Street,

7947 Edgar Industrial Drive Red Deer, AB T4P 3R2 Tel: 403.343.1383 Toll Free: 866.297.0022 Fax: 403.347.8275 Email: Web:

Bowmanville, ON L1C 0A4

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

130 Skyway Avenue, Toronto, ON M9W 4Y9 Tel: 416.675.2268 Toll Free Tel: 800.387.4883 Email:

Truck tire sales & service



Tel: 905.697.4111 Toll: 888.736.4537 (888 Rd Miles) Email: Web: “More Miles for your Money!” truck sales, leasing, parts & service

When it comes to transmissions… think DOMAR

Mississauga Fort Garry Industries

Mascot Truck Parts

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

475 Admiral Blvd., Unit #1 Mississauga, ON L5T 2N1 Tel: 905.670.9100 Fax: 905.670.0618 Toll Free Tel: 800.668.5560

thunder bay Fort Garry Industries 915 Walsh Street West Thunder Bay, ON P7E 4X5 Tel: 807.577.5724 Toll Free: 800.465.5044 Fax: 807.475.9033 Email: Web: truck parts & supplies

Levy Steering Centre Ltd. 1409 Shawson Drive Mississauga, ON L4W 1C4 Tel: 905.564.1899 Fax: 905.564.1911 Toll Free: 800.565.5389 Web:


Gerry’s Truck Centre 4049 Eastgate Cres., London, ON N6L 1B7 Tel: 519.652.2100 Toll Free Tel: 800.363.4380 Fax: 519.652.6593 Email: Web: “Your Complete Transportation Business Partner”


Ontario Regional Office 520 Abilene Drive, Mississauga, ON L5T 2H7 Toll Free Tel: 800.465.0618 Tel: 905.564.5171 Fax: 905.564.5175 Email: Web: Over 100 Truck Tire Service Centres Across Canada truck transmissions, differentials & pto’s

Irvine Truck Centre 7537 Woodbine Avenue Markham, ON L3R 2W1 Tel: 905.513.1500 Toll Free Tel: 877.468.7897 Fax: 905.752.0967 Email: Web:



C&R Transmission Service Ltd. 13 Anderson Blvd. Stouffville, ON L4A 7X4 Tel: 905.642.4556 Fax: 905.642.2293 Toll Free: 888.297.0682 Email: We service clutches also.

Truck Wire, Cable & Electrical Accessories

Techspan 3131Pepper Mill Court, Mississauga, ON L5L 4X6 Tel: 905.820.6150 Toll Free Tel: 800.363.1588 Fax: 905.820.6142 Email: or Web: Waiver & Pardon Services


Diesel Truck Parts Inc.

Shield Truck Accessories P.O. Box 281, Aylmer, ON N5H 2R9 Tel: 519.765.2828 Toll Free Tel: 866.617.0201 Fax: 519.765.2821

Morgan’s Diesel Truck Parts & Service Inc. 1248 McAdoo’s Lane, R.R. #1 Glenburnie, ON K0H 1S0 Tel: 613.546.0431 Toll Free Tel: 800.267.0633 Fax: 613.546.4206 Web:

Canada Powertrain 3833 Nashua Drive, Mississauga, ON L4V 1R3 Tel: 905.677.3522 Toll Free Tel: 800.268.4809 Fax: 905.677.4618 Email: Web:

123 Pardon Me P.O. Box 30216, 123 Rexdale Blvd., Etobicoke, ON M9W 0B1 Tel: 647.895.3322 Email: Web: Stay on the move… apply for your waiver or pardon TODAY!

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Ontario Trucking News Ontario Trucking News

Buildings - Steel Span-Tech Building Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Norsteel Building Products. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

Ontario Trucking News Ontario Trucking News Ontario Trucking News

Clutch Sales & Repairs Filmor Automotive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12


Compliance Services C.U.T.C.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Ontario Trucking News Driver Training Ontario Truck Training Academy.. . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Ontario Trucking News

Boomerang Tracking. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,19 Brighton Speedway. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40

Emergency Road Services Emergency Road Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1, 48  Western & Eastern Trucking News

C C.U.T.C.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Ontario Trucking News Canadian Fleet Maintenance Seminar . . . . . . . . 42 Ontario Trucking News Castrol/Wakefield. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5,44 Ontario Trucking News

D DeMonte Fabricating. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

E Emergency Road Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1, 48  Western & Eastern Trucking News Espar Products Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19  Ontario Trucking News

F Filmor Automotive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

H Hallmark Insurance Brokers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19  Ontario Trucking News Hammond Air Conditioning. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25

J J.D. Factors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

K Kemptville Truck Centre.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13  Ontario Trucking News Kindersley Transport. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45  Western Trucking News

L Levy Steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Liquid Capital Midwest Corp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,17 Ontario Trucking News Lucas Oil Products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

N Norsteel Building Products. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

Employment Opportunities Kindersley Transport. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45  Western Trucking News Your Advantage Staffing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Ontario Trucking News Exhaust Sales & Repairs A&A Truck Exhaust. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16  Ontario Trucking News Texis Truck Exhaust. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Ontario Trucking News Factoring & Finance J.D. Factors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Liquid Capital Midwest Corp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,17 Ontario Trucking News Fuel Solutions Provider 4 Refuel Canada. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18  Heating Sales & Service Espar Products Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19  Ontario Trucking News Thermo King of Eastern Canada. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9  Ontario Trucking News Wilson Instruments. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17  Ontario Trucking News Insurance Allen Insurance Brokers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1  Ontario Trucking News Hallmark Insurance Brokers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19  Ontario Trucking News Lubricants Castrol/Wakefield. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5,44 Ontario Trucking News Lucas Oil Products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Race Tracks Brighton Speedway. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Steering & Clutch Products Levy Steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Tarp Sales & Service DeMonte Fabricating. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Trison Tarps Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,14 Towing Companies Abram’s Towing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15  Ontario Trucking News

O Ontario Truck Driving Championships. . . . . . . . . 21 Ontario Trucking News Ontario Truck Training Academy.. . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Ontario Trucking News

R Road Today Truck Show . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20

S Shield Truck Accessories.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Span-Tech Building Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Stateside Transportation Consultants Inc.. . . . . . 44 Stirling Truck Show. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Ontario Trucking News

T Texis Truck Exhaust. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 The Wheel Place. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27  Thermo King of Eastern Canada. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9  Traction Truck Parts & TruckPro . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1  Trison Tarps Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,14

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Air Conditioning Products Wilson Instruments. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17  Ontario Trucking News

A 4 Refuel Canada. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 A&A Truck Exhaust. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16  ACC International . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4  Alrange Containers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Airtab LLC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26  Abram’s Towing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15  Allen Insurance Brokers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1  Arrow Truck Sales. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11


Ontario Trucking News Ontario Trucking News Ontario Trucking News Ontario & Western Trucking News

V Vulcan On-Board Scales. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1  Western & Eastern Trucking News

W Wilson Instruments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Ontario Trucking News Windshield Cam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

Y Your Advantage Staffing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Ontario Trucking News

Tracking Software Boomerang Tracking. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,19 Trade Shows Canadian Fleet Maintenance Seminar . . . . . . . . 42 Ontario Truck Driving Championships. . . . . . . . . 21 Road Today Truck Show . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Stirling Truck Show. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41

Ontario Trucking News Ontario Trucking News Ontario Trucking News Ontario Trucking News

Transportation Consultants Stateside Transportation Consultants Inc.. . . . . . 44 Truck Parts & Accessories Airtab LLC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26  Ontario Trucking News Shield Truck Accessories.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Traction Truck Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1  Ontario Trucking & Western Trucking News Truck Sales Arrow Truck Sales. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Kemptville Truck Centre.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13  Ontario Trucking News Truck Repairs TruckPro. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1  Ontario Trucking & Western Trucking News Vehicle Recording Systems Windshield Cam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Weigh Scales (On Board) Vulcan On-Board Scales. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1  Western & Eastern Trucking News Wheel Maintenance The Wheel Place. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27  Ontario Trucking News

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Fifth Wheel Truck Stop Petro Canada–Petro Pass Highway #7 & #68 Arborg, MB Tel: 204.376.5593 Fax: 204.376.5587 Open 24 hrs, 7 days, Drivers’ Lounge & Game Room, Convenience Store & Parking

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

BEAUSEJOUR Petro Canada–Petro Pass 400 Park Avenue Beausejour, MB Tel: 204.268.2223 Fax: 204.268.4749 Open 24 hrs, 7 days, Convenience Store & Parking

MORRIS Petro Canada–Petro Pass 217 Main Street Morris, MB Tel: 204.746.8967 Fax: 204.746.6008 Open 24 hrs, 7 days, Full Service Islands, Drivers’ Lounge & Game Room, Convenience Store, ATM & Parking

PINE FALLS Petro Canada–Petro Pass Highway #11 & #304 Pine Falls, MB Tel: 204.367.8800 Fax: 204.367.4037 Open 24 hrs, 7 days, Parking

TEULON Petro Canada–Petro Pass Highway #7 & 5th Street Teulon, MB Tel: 204.886.2732 Fax: 204.886.3612 Open 24 hrs, 7 days, Convenience Store & Parking

winnipeg Petro Canada–Petro Pass 500 Oak Point Highway Winnipeg, MB Tel: 204.949.7292 Fax: 204.949.7295 Open 24 hrs, 7 days, Drivers’ Lounge & Game Room, Convenience Store, Laundry Facilities, ATM, Showers & Parking

Petro Canada–Petro Pass

928 Marion Street Winnipeg, MB Tel: 204.949.7280 Fax: 204.949.7288 Open 24–7, Drivers’ Lounge & Game Room, Convenience Store, Laundry Facilities, Showers & Parking 38    May 2010

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

Petro Canada Card Lock AgCom Petroleum Fuel Sales


1802-10 Avenue, S.W. Medicine Hat, AB Tel: 403.527.6411 Fax: 403.529.1660 Showers.

Husky Bulk Sales

British Columbia

210 North McDonald St. 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


Petro Canada–Petro Pass 402-51st Street East Saskatoon, SK Tel: 306.934.6766 Fax: 306.668.6110 Email: Drivers’ Lounge, Convenience Store, Laundry Facilities, ATM, Showers, Scale & Parking

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

calgary Calgary Husky Travel Centre 2525-32nd Ave. N.E. Calgary, AB T1Y 6B7 Tel: 403.291.1233


Jepson Petroleum Ltd. Box 1408 Golden, BC V0A 1H0 Tel: 250.344.6161 Fax: 250.344.2232 Email: Open 8am–5pm Mon–Fri, Lubes & Propane, 24hr Cardlock, Regular, Diesel & Diesel Mark.


5904-44th Street Lloydminster, AB T9V 1V6 Tel: 888.875.2495 Fax: 780.875.2095 Convenience Store, Showers & Laundry Facilities

CRAIGELLACHIE Skyline Truck Stop

5507 Trans Canada Hwy Craigellachie, BC Tel: 250.836.4949 Fax: 250.836.4950 Email: Open 24 hrs, 7 days, Full Service Islands, Driver’s Lounge & Game Room, Restaurant, Convenience Store, Laundry Facilities, ATM, Showers & Parking


Husky Travel Centre 10128 Nordel Court Delta, BC V4G 1J7 Tel: 604.582.1433


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

london Flying M Truck Stop

beamsville Beamsville Relay Station 4673 Ontario Street (Exit 64 off QEW) Beamsville, ON L0R 1B4 Tel: 905.563.8816 Fax: 905.563.4770 Email: Open 24 hours, 7 days, Restaurant, Convenience Store, Laundry Facilities, ATM, Showers & Parking


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

Petro–Pass Kitchener 120 Conestoga College Blvd. Kitchener, ON N2P 2N6 Tel: 519.748.5550 Fax: 519.748.9656 Drivers’ Lounge & Game Room, Convenience Store, Laundry Facilities, Showers & CAT Scale.

7340 Colonel Talbot Road London, ON Drumbo Tel: 519.652.2728 Dogwood Valley Trucker’s Haven Chilliwack Husky Travel Centre Fax: 519.652.6554 Hwy 401, Exit 250, Husky Travel Centre 7620A Vedder Road Email: 806607 Oxford Road, 27052 Baker Road Chilliwack, BC V2R 4E8 Open 24 hours, 6 days, Full Service Drumbo, ON N0J 1G0 Hope, BC V0X 1L3 Islands, Drivers’ Lounge, Restaurant, Tel: 604.858.5113 Tel: 519.463.5088 Tel: 604.869.9443 Convenience Store, ATM, Internet Fax: 519.463.5628 Services, Showers, Garage on Email: Flood Hope Husky Travel Centre premises & Parking fort erie 61850 Flood–Hope Road R.R. #2, Hope, BC V0X 1L2 Tel: 604.869.9214 Cool Creek Agencies 7985 Lickman Road OSOYOOS Chilliwack, BC V2R 3Z9 Ultramar London Husky Travel Centre Tel: 604.795.5335 Husky Travel Centre 1637 Pettit Road (Exit 5 off QEW) Hwy 401 & 74 (Exit 195 off 401) Fax: 604.794.5080 9206-97th Street Fort Erie, ON L2A 5M4 Belmont, ON R.R. #2, Osoyoos, BC V0H 1V2 Tel: 905.994.8293 Tel: 519.644.0200 Full Service Islands, Driver’s Lounge Tel: 250.495.6443 Open 24 Hrs, Restaurant, Toilet, Showers, Overnight Parking & & Game Room, Convenience Store, Truckers’ Lounge Showers, Laundry Facilities, Parking milton Western Ontario & CAT Scale grimsby

lloydminister Hancock Petroleum

3305 Dorchester Road (Exit 199, Hwy 401, East of London) Dorchester, ON N0L 1G0 Tel: 519.268.7319 Fax: 519.268.2967 Open 24 Hrs, Diesel Fuel, Convenience Store, CAT Scale, Blue Beacon Truck Wash, Drug Testing Centre, Gasoline (Self Serve), ATM, Take-out food, Open Roads Chapel, Sunoco & Irving Cardlock, Full Service Fuel Islands, Restaurant, Private Showers, Laundry Facilities, Drivers’ Lounge, 150+ Parking Capacity, Motel (smoking & non-smoking), Arcade Room, Convenience Store.

Petro Canada Southcoast Petroleum Ltd. 10178 Nordel Court Delta, BC Tel: 604.581.3835 Fax: 604.581.3850 Canopy, Fax, Photocopier, Nearby Gov’t Scale, Restaurants & ATM

Fifth Wheel Truck Stop 2475 South Service Road (Exit 431, Hwy 401, Waverly Road) Bowmanville, ON L1C 3L1 Tel: 905.623.3604 Fax: 905.623.7109 Open 24 Hrs, Diesel Fuel, Convenience Store, CAT Scale, Gasoline (Self Service), ATM, Propane, Convenience Store at Fuel Bar, Sunoco Fleetfuel Cardlock ,Full Service Fuel Islands, Restaurant, Private Showers, Laundry Facilities, Drivers’ Lounge & Arcade Room, 100+ Truck Parking Capacity, Motel (smoking & non-smoking),Bell Canada Internet Kiosk, Irving Cardlock.

Fifth Wheel Truck Stop

Fifth Wheel Truck Stop

40 Chisolm Drive 398 North Service Road (Exit 320 off Hwy 401) (Exit 74, off QEW, E. of Hamilton) Milton, ON L9T 3G9 (Casablanca Blvd. Exit) Tel: 905.878.8441 Grimsby, ON L3M 4E8 Fax: 905.878.9376 Tel: 905.945.0300 Open 24 Hrs, Diesel Fuel, Fax: 905.945.1115 Convenience Store, CAT Scale, Blue Open 24 Hrs, Diesel Fuel, Beacon Truck Wash, ATM, Lube Convenience Store, CAT Scale, Blue Shop, Sunoco & Irving Cardlock, Full Beacon Truck Wash, ATM, Drug Service Fuel Islands, Restaurant, Testing Centre, Gasoline, Sunoco Showers, Laundry Facilities, Drivers’ Cardlock, Full Service Fuel Islands, Lounge & Arcade Room, 100+ Restaurant, Private Showers, Laundry Parking Capacity, Chapel, Motel Facilities, Drivers’ Lounge & Arcade (smoking & non-smoking), & Lottery Room,100+ Parking Capacity, Tickets. Chapel, Motel (smoking & nonsmoking) & Irving Cardlock. NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE


Marshall Truck & Trailer Repair & Truck Stop 336 Kenora Avenue Hamilton, ON L8E 2W2 Tel: 905.561.4712 Fax: 905.561.7757 Email: Web: Open 24 Hrs 7 Days for cardlock fuelling, Open 7am–12am Mon–Fri, 7am–5pm Sat, closed Sunday, Full Service Islands, Drivers’ Lounge, Restaurant, Showers & Parking

Husky Travel Centre 615 York Road (off QEW at Exit 38) Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON Tel: 905.684.1128

pickering Husky Travel Centre 200 Clements Road Pickering, ON Tel: 905.428.9700

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Bradford Husky Travel Centre

2154 Riverside Drive Timmins, ON Tel: 705.268.3400 Fax: 705.267.7231 Open 24 hrs, 7 days, Restaurant, Convenience Store, ATM & Showers.


Ultramar 2211 County Road 28 (Exit 464 off Hwy 401 Port Hope, ON L1A 3W4 Tel: 905.885.4600 Open 24 hours, Lunch Counter, Convenience Store,Toilet, Showers, Truckers’ Lounge & Short-time Parking

SARNIA Sarnia Service Centre (Esso) 5906 Oil Heritage Road Wyoming, ON N0N 1T0 Tel: 519.845.3249 Fax: 519.845.0687

stoney creek Stop 50 Truck Stop 1310 South Service Road (Exit QEW at Fifty Road) Stoney Creek, ON L8E 5C5 Tel: 905.643.1151 Fax: 905.643.8068 Open 24 hours, 7 days, Full Service Islands, Restaurant, Convenience Store, Laundry Facilities, ATM, Showers & Parking

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 hrs, 7 days, Full Service Islands, Restaurant, Convenience Store, Showers, Overnight Parking, Truckers’ Lounge, CAT Scale, Garage Service Facilities, Tire Service, Western Star Truck Dealer.




Kingston Husky Truck Stop

25 Bellevue Drive (Hwy 401 Exit 538, rear of Ultramar Service Station) Belleville, ON K8N 4Z5 Tel: 613.771.1755 Open 24 hrs, Lunch Counter, Convenience Store, Toilets, Showers, Short-time Parking & Truckers’ Lounge


TILBURY 18 Wheeler Truck Stop Exits 56 or 63 off Hwy 401 Tilbury, Ontario Tel: 519.682.3235 Fax: 519.682.1736 Open 24 hours, 7 days a week, Restaurant, Convenience Store, Laundry Facilities, ATM, Showers & Parking

Pilot Travel Centre 19325 County Rd. 42 Exit 56 off Hwy 401 Tilbury, Ontario Tel: 519.682.1140 Fax: 519.682.9221 Email:TravelCenter.461@ Open 24 hours, 7 days Six Pilot Diesel Lanes, Six Gasoline Lanes & Six Esso Cardlock Lanes, Subway Restaurant, Large Convenience Store, Drivers’ Lounge & Game Room, CAT Scale, Coin Laundry, ATM, Six Showers & 70+ Parking available.

woodstock Ultramar 535 Mill Street, (Hwy 401 Exit 230 on TA site) Woodstock, ON N4S 7V6 Tel: 519.421.3144 Open 24 hours, Restaurant, Convenience Store, Toilet, Showers, Truckers’ Lounge & Overnight Parking

windsor Windsor Husky Travel Centre Tecumseh, ON (off Hwy 401 at Exit 14) Tel: 519.737.6401

1515 County Road #20 (Exit 51 at Hwy 417) Dunvegan, ON Tel: 613.527.1026 or 613.627.2100 Fax: 613.527.2726 Open 24 hours, 7 days, Full Service Islands, Restaurant (Tim Horton’s), Convenience Store, Showers, Parking & ATM.

730 Truck Stop 2085 Shanly Road Exit 730 off Hwy 401 Cardinal, ON K0C 1E0 Tel: 613.657.3019 Open 24 hours, Restaurant, Convenience Store, Toilet, Showers, Overnight Parking & Truckers’ Lounge

Joyceville Rd. & 401 (Exit 632 off 401) Joyceville, ON Tel: 613.542.3468

Esso Truck Stop Hwy 400 & 88 Bradford, ON Tel: 905.775.5794


Driftwood Truck Stop Corner of Hwy 11 & Hwy 655

Timmins, ON Tel: 705.272.6161 Fax: 705.272.6111 Email: driftwood_truck_stop Restaurant, Convenience Store, Petro Pass Card Lock, ATM Internet Services & Parking

HWY 144 @ 560a

Watershed Car & Truck Stop Hwy 144 & 560a Tel: 705.655.4911 or 705.523.4917 Fax: 705.523.4160 Email:

KINGSTON Esso–Kingston Exit 611 off Hwy 401 Kingston, ON Tel: 613.384.8888 Fax: 613.634.3162 Open 24 hrs, 7 days,


new liskeard

Cornwall Fifth Wheel Truck Stop 1901 McConnell Avenue (Exit 792 off Hwy 401) Cornwall, ON K6H 5R6 Tel: 613.933.8363 Fax: 613.932.3952 Open 24 hours, Diesel Fuel, Convenience Store, CAT Scale, Blue Beacon Truck Wash, Barber Shop, ATM, Drug Testing Centre, Gasoline (Full Service), Mechanic Shop, Propane, Take-out food, Sunoco Cardlock, Full Service Fuel Islands, Restaurant, Private Showers, Laundry Facilities, Drivers’ Lounge & Arcade Room, 200+ Truck Parking Capacity, Chapel, Motel (smoking & nonsmoking), Tire Shop, Lube Shop, Bell Canada Internet Kiosk, Convenience Store at Fuel Bar, Irving Cardlock.

& Short-time Parking

SPENCERVILLE Angelo’s Truck Stop 2025 County Road 44 Spencerville, ON K0E 1X0 Tel: 613.925.5158 Fax: 613.925.5158 Open 7 days, Game Room, Restaurant, Convenience Store, Showers, Parking & CAT Scale.

vankleek hill

21 Quarry Road, Box 419 Waubashene, ON L0K 2L0 Tel: 705.538.2400 Fax: 705.538.0452 Email: Québec

Montreal Irving 24 5918, Rue Notre Dame Est, Montreal, QC H1N 2C5 Tel: 514.257.8626 Fax: 514.259.0910 Open 24 hrs, 7 days, Restaurant, Convenience Store & Laundry Facilities. New Brunswick


Hwy #11 North New Liskeard, ON Tel: 705.647.1919 Fax: 705.647.5610 Full Service Islands, Restaurant, Convenience Store, Showers & Parking.

Aulac Big Stop Circle K

New Liskeard Husky Travel Centre Hwy 11 North New Liskeard, ON Tel: 705.647.6300

north bay

BayTruck Stop 3060 Hwy 11 North North Bay, ON Tel: 705.474.8410 Fax: 705.495.4076 Toll Free: 888.474.8410 Email: Web: Open 24 hrs, 7 days, Full Service Islands, Restaurant, Convenience Store, Showers, Parking & Truck Rairs within 2 km.


Herb’s Travel Plaza 21160 Service Road Exit 27 off Hwy 417 DESERONTO Vankleek Hill, Ontario Toll Free: 800.593.4372 Quick Stop Tel: 613.525.2120 215 Hwy #49 Fax: 613.525.1595 Deseronto, ON K0K 1X0 Email: Tel: 613.396.3043 Open 24 hours, 7 days Drivers’ Fax: 613.396.1449 Lounge, Restaurant, Convenience Open 6am–10pm, 7 days, Store, Laundry Facilities, ATM, Full Service Islands, Subway, Convenience Store, Parking & Coffee Internet Services, Showers & Parking Drive-thru. available.

Waubashene Truck Stop

Gilli’s Truck Stop

Ultramar 3199 Hawthorne Road (Exit 110 off Hwy 417) Behind Ultramar Service Station Ottawa, ON K1G 3V8 Tel: 613.248.9319 Open 24 hours, Lunch Counter, Convenience Store, Toilet, Truckers’ Lounge, Showers


Sudbury Petro Pass 3070 Regent Street Sudbury, ON Tel: 705.522.8701 Fax: 705.522.4280 Open Mon–Fri. 6am–11pm, Sat. 8am–8pm & Sun. 10am–9pm, Drivers’ Lounge & Game Room, Convenience Store (Hot Food, Pizza, Chilli & Soup), Laundry Facilities, Showers & Parking.

170 Aulac Road, Aulac, NB E4L 2X2 Tel: 506.536.1339 Fax: 506.536.0579 Email: Open 24 hrs, 7 days, Full Service Islands, Drivers’ Lounge, Restaurant, Convenience Store, Showers, Laundry Facilities, Parking & CAT Scale.

four falls Springwater Truck Stop 2539 Route 130 Four Falls, NB E3Z 2H3 Tel: 506.273.3682 Open 12 hrs, 6 days, Full Service Islands, Restaurant, Convenience Store, Laundry Facilities, ATM, Showers & Parking.

grand falls Petro Pass

Tobique One Stop Exit 115, Perth–Anover, NB Tel: 506.273.9682 Fax: 506.273.9682 Open 24 hours, 7 days, full service islands, drivers’ lounge with large screen, satellite TV, convenience store, showers, laundry, parking & FREE high-speed internet.


Salisbury Big Stop 2986 Fredericton Road Salisbury, NB E4J 2G1 Tel: 506.372.3333 Fax: 506.372.0083 Open 24 hrs, 7 days, Drivers’ Lounge & Game Room, Restaurant, Convenience Store, Showers, Laundry Facilities, Parking & CAT Scale

waasis Lincoln Big Stop (Irving) 415 Nevers Road Waasis, NB E3B 9E1 Tel: 506.446.4444 Fax: 506.446.4440 Open 24 hrs, 7 days, Full Service & Self Service Islands, Drivers’ Lounge & Game Room, Restaurant, Convenience Store, Showers, Laundry Facilities, Parking

woodstock Murray’s Truck Stop Exit 191, 198 Beardsley Road Woodstock, NB Tel: 506.328.2994 Driver’s Fax: 506.325.2148 Open 24 hrs, 7 days, Full Service Islands, Drivers’ Lounge & Game Room, Restaurant, Convenience Store, Showers, Laundry Facilities, Parking & CAT Scale & Tire Sales & Service. Nova Scotia


315 Ouellette Street Grand Falls, NB Tel: 506.473.5575 Fax: 506.475.9816 Toll Free: 800.361.8322 Drivers’ Lounge & Game Room, Convenience Store, Showers, Laundry Facilities, Internet Services, Showers,Parking & CAT Scale.

6757 Hwy #2, Enfield, NS S2T 1C8 Tel: 902.882.2522 Fax: 902.883.1769 Open 24 hrs, 7 days, Full Service Islands, Drivers’ Lounge, Restaurant (6am–11pm), Convenience Store, Showers & Parking.


Truro Heights Circle K

Petro-Canada Exit 450, 2600 Mountain Road, Moncton, NB E1G 3T6 Tel: 506.859.6000 Fax: 506.859.6005 Open 24 hours, 7 days, Convenience Store, Fast Food, ATM’s & Restrooms

Enfield Big Stop (Circle K)

truro heights 86 Connector Road Exit 13 off Hwy 102 Truro Heights, NS B2N 5B6 Tel: 902.897.0333 Fax: 902.897.0499 Open 24 hrs, 7 days, Self Service Islands, Drivers’ Lounge, Restaurant, Convenience Store, Showers & Parking. May 2010    39

A.T.S.S.A. Meetings Toronto Chapter, Est. 1938 – May 13th, 2010, 6pm Regular Monthly meetings are held at: Paradise Banquet Hall, 7601 Jane Street, Vaughan Web:, E-mail:

A.T.S.S.A. Belleville Branch, Est 1999 Meetings: 1st Thursday of the Month, 7pm Ramada Inn on the Bay, Belleville E-mail: Tel: (613) 968-3411

A.T.S.S.A. Hamilton Branch, Est 1945 Meetings: 3rd Monday of the Month Renaissance Banquet Centre, 2289 Barton Street East Web:, E-mail:

A.T.S.S.A Kitchener-Waterloo Branch, Est. 1971 Meetings: 1st Thursday of the Month Holiday Inn, Kitchener Web:, E-mail:

A.T.S.S.A London Branch, Est. 1947 Meetings: 2nd Tuesday of the Month Lamplighter Inn, London Web:, E-mail:

A.T.S.S.A. Ottawa Branch, Est. 1966 Meetings: 3rd Tuesday of the Month Chimo Hotel, Ottawa Web:, E-mail:

A.T.S.S.A. Sudbury & District Branch, Est. 1978 Meetings: 2nd Thursday of the Month Howard Johnson Hotel, 50 Brady Street, Sudbury Web:, E-mail:

A.T.S.S.A. Winsor-Chatham Branch, Est 1974 Meetings: 2nd Monday of the Month Ciociaro Club Web:, E-mail:

May 10-12th, 2010 Canadian Fleet Maintenance Seminar, Est. 1963 Hilton Suites Conference Centre, Markham, Ontario Telephone: 905.957.7265 Contact: Dave Ongaro E-mail: Web:,

May 29 & 30, 2010 Road Today Truck Show Inform, Educate, Entertain Powerade Centre, Brampton Telephone: 416.451.0040 Contact: Manan Gupta Email: Web:,

June 18-20, 2010 Stirling Truck Show 425 West Front Street, Stirling, ON K0K 3E0 Telephone: 613.395.0055 Contact: Ruth Potts Email: Web:

July 23-26, 2010, Fergus Truck Show Centre Wellington Community Sportsplex & Fairgrounds 550 Belsyde Avenue, Fergus, Ontario Telephone: 866-526-7379 Contact: Ginny Fleming Email: Web:

September 30-October 2, 2010, Truxpo 2010 Tradex Centre Abbotsford, B.C. Telephone: 800-565-2282 or 604-888-5319 Contact: Sandra Stashuk Email: Web: or

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Canadian Fleet Maintenance Seminar

Register Now For Full Benefits


rimsby, Ontario - The 47th Canadian Fleet Maintenance Seminar is in final preparations and will be held May 10-11-12 at the Hilton Suites, Toronto/ Markham, 8500 Warden Ave., Markham, Ontario. A departure from previous seminars in both format and delivery, this year’s event will continue the CFMS’ long standing tradition of promoting the industry and its’ products through informative panel sessions and invaluable networking opportunities.

New this year, are one day registrations for either the Tuesday May 11 or Wednesday May 12 at $250.00 per day (all inclusive). While walk-ins are not a problem for the many sessions available, the meal planning aspect could be problematic. Dave Ongaro, this year’s General Manager, advises that in the past, walk-in delegates have been minimal and easily absorbed during meal sessions given the size of the conference. “Because we have to pre-arrange meals, it may be difficult

to absorb large quantities of last minute walk-ins”. To facilitate meal planning they are requesting that wherever possible, daily registrations be submitted in advance similar to the registration procedures of previous years. Ongaro also advises that online hotel registrations have closed, but it’s still not too late to get the conference rate. If you require rooms, all you have to do is call the Hilton (905-470-8500) and specify that you are attending the CFMS, you will receive the conference rate of $129.00 (plus

applicable taxes) until April 30th. Highlights of this year’s 2 day event include panels on; New Products; Myths About Maintenance Free Components; Electrical System Maintenance; What you should know about Accident Reconstruction and Roadside Enforcement; The Danger of Sleep Apnea; and two Emission related segments focusing on 2007 DPF issues and a look at 2010 engines six months in. Also, returning this year to round out the event, are an expanded Trade Show,

Outside Truck Display and the Volvo Canadian Fleet Manager of the Year Award. Also new, an open forum panel where you can present your fleets’ questions and get answers to your fleets most nagging problems and issues. A silent auction and raffle will benefit the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation with additional support in the outside display from CBM Ready Mix Division and Superior Propane with their unique “Pink” chassis. Closing out this year’s event will be the keynote

speaker, Rod Black, scheduled for the banquet May 12th. Bolstered by increased sponsor support, the 2010 CFMS is a must attend event for all fleet managers young and old. With its unique focus on maintenance, the CFMS’ main goal remains the exchange of knowledge, ideas and information in an ever-changing and fast paced industry. More information on the seminar and/or registration go to or call 905-9577265.


Arrow Truck Sales

Journey Begins for Winner of Back on the Road ™ 2010


ouisville, KY - Arrow Truck Sales and its industry sponsors today announced Robert Snyder of Dunnellon, Florida as the winner of Arrow’s Back On The Road™ 2010 campaign, presented by Volvo Trucks North America, during a winner announcement ceremony at the Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS) in Louisville, Kentucky. A hard-working husband, father and truck driver, Snyder has always put his family first. This selflessness was not wasted on his teenage daughter, Savannah Snyder, who nominated her dad for Back On The Road. “Robert is like so many drivers we see on the road

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today,” said Carl Heikel, President and CEO of Arrow Truck Sales. “He is a good man, who is passionate about trucking and providing for his family. He is doing everything he can to make it through the recession. We are proud to give him this opportunity of a lifetime to not only change his life but the lives of his wife, Sylvia, daughter, Savannah, and their family.” As was the case for so many truck drivers, Snyder’s financial problems began about two years ago with the onset of the recession. As diesel prices sky-rocketed and loads became scarce, Snyder found the career he loved no longer provided for his single income family.

As the winner of Back On The Road, Snyder receives a 2007 Volvo VNL 670, courtesy of Volvo Trucks North America, a one-year work agreement with Heartland Express and other products and services, including: • X-One ® tires from Michelin • TriPac auxiliary power unit courtesy of Thermo King • Monthly $500 fuel cards thanks to Pilot Travel Centers • Business consulting tools courtesy of ATBS • Insurance provided by the Owner Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) • A 3-year / 300K-mile warranty from National Truck Protection, Inc.

• One year’s worth of filter products from Genuine Volvo Parts • Custom truck paint job courtesy of Dickinson Fleet Services

• Truck accessories and fenders courtesy of Minimizer Products • Memory foam mattress provided by SleepDog Mattress

• Paint provided by Sherwin-Williams For more information on Back On The Road 2010, please visit



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Transport for Christ

A New Crossing

By Chaplin Len Reimer


e all remember the unforgettable famous September 11, 2001. A day, when many lives were lost, and for many more, life would never be the same. North America has been trying to make our countries a safer place. As a result, to cross our borders has become less fun, which is if it ever was fun. For many, just the people in uniform intimidate. We now require picture ID’s, etc., not to mention that we must not have a

criminal record, yes our record must be squeaky clean. Information from many years back can be dug up and used against you. This brings me to an important thought and fact, God too keeps a record of our actions. You see friend, the Bible tells us, “That it is appointed unto man once to die, and then the judgment.” Unlike our border crossings, we have choices, Detroit or Port Huron, Michigan and we have other options. We find the Bible to be very clear, in the gospel of John 14:6, Jesus says, “I am the way and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father, but through me.” This message comes direct from Jesus Himself. This is not recently made up information; it is as old as the Bible. I heard someone say, I don’t believe that, you

know friend, our future in eternity is dependent on what we do with scripture, the very word of God, remember He wrote the book. In John 3:16 we find “For God so loved the World (me) that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life. In John 1:9 we find the following words, “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from ALL unrighteousness.” If we expect a hazel free crossing into Heaven we must have things in order. We need to make sure we have done business with God, by accepting His payment for our debt (sins) in His Son Jesus. You see folks, “Hell is real, don’t go there”. Our prayer for you is that we see you on the other side.


It’s All About Numbers

Do You Know Your Rights As A Taxpayer?

By Kelly Liese Potvin


ow that you have filed your taxes, what happens if you receive an assessment, or re-assessment t h a t y o u d o n ’t a g r e e with? 1. As a taxpayer, you may be entitled to withhold payment until you have had a formal review by Revenue Canada, or if you have filed an appeal and the Tax Court of Canada has issued its decision. 2. If you received penalties and/or interest charges for late filing due to 44    May 2010

circumstances beyond your control, you may be entitled under the Taxpayer Relief Provision Act to have them waived. Revenue Canada also has the discretion to accept late-filed, amended, or revoked elections and issue income tax refunds beyond the normal threeyear period. 3. When Revenue Canada makes a decision about your tax or benefit affairs, they are obligated, by law, to explain their decision and inform you about your rights and obligations in respect of that decision. If you don’t agree with their decision, there is always the Tax Court of Canada. As scary as ‘Tax Court’ may sound it really isn’t any different than representing yourself in Small Claims Court. Personally, I attended Tax Court about 8 years ago. It was over a $400.00

disagreement. In the end I lost, but I was fighting over principal. The Honourable Judge thanked me for coming in well prepared and for doing a great job. During the proceedings he was very understanding and kept a tight rein on Revenue Canada’s lawyer. However, I didn’t have a chance of winning. If the Judge had decided in my favour, it would have been a precedent setting. Can you imagine a ‘small business’ woman, standing up against Revenue Canada with their well dressed, highly paid lawyer, over a paltry $400.00? Attending Tax Court was a great experience and I wouldn’t think twice about doing it all over again! For more information please visit www. or call me at 613-3408409.



Trucker Buddy of the Month

Jacob Person March Trucker Buddy Of The Month


he Hammitt School in Normal, Illinois is a small day treatment program for students K-8 of emotionally disturbed children. Five of the nine classes in the school are now writing Jacob letters and sending pictures. Mr. Person’s contact for the school is teacher Janet Puntoni and she says, “He has been awesome with our students. He writes on a regular basis, sends postcards and little things for the students, but the thing that he does that I feel is outstanding is that he

always has a life lesson in his letters. For example, he told the students that he won an award for safe driving and he won it because he always follows his boss’s directions, he stated that they always need to follow the teachers’ directions and they would be winners too.” When Mr. Person who drivers for K & B Transportation accepted the assignment of being the school’s Trucker Buddy he accepted an unusually hard task because working with these students isn’t always the easiest task but he has opened his heart to them and accepted them just like they have accepted him. Albert DeLos Santos of the Hammitt School told Trucker Buddy, “Jacob has installed simple life lessons in his letters while focusing on the growth and development of the

children. Jacob repeatedly has stopped by the school to display his truck while answering the students’ questions even when they seem to have nothing to do with Jacob’s occupation! Jacob has been very understanding of our type of population and their delayed writing abilities/deficiencies. Jacob’s participation in the Trucker Buddy Program is a blessing and continues to be one of the key motivators for our children. Thank you Jacob!” When told of the recognition, Mr. Person said he was very excited and thought this honor was one of the greatest honors he has been awarded. Thank you Mr. Person for being our Trucker Buddy for the month of March. Trucker Buddy International is a nonprofit organization started in 1992 and dedicated to help-

ing educate and mentor schoolchildren via a pen pal relationship between professional truck drivers and children in grades 2-8. Trucker Buddy matches

professional truck drivers. Every week drivers share news about their travels with their class. Once a month, students write letters to their drivers.

writing, geography, mathematics, social studies, and history are enhanced and learning is fun. For more information visit them online at www.

classes of students with

Students’ skills in reading,


May 2010    45

Vehicle Inspection Safety Systems – Are you In or Out?

New CSA 2010 & OOS Criteria for Braking Can Stop Fleets Cold by James Jones


ill your truck and documents pass a roadside Level I or II inspection? How will the new CSA 2010 program affect you? New North American Standard Out of Service criteria (April 1, 2008) has changed the rules about vehicle out of service, allowing inspectors more latitude to inspect and take vehicles off the road. Specifically, enforcement agencies are able to test and pass or fail vehicles on an approved performance based brake tester (PBBT). Also, the new CSA 2010 (comprehensive safety analysis) replaces the previous SAFER Stat system of carrier safety ratings with a more comprehensive and timely system to help prevent accidents through proactive participation.

What are these new standards? The CVSA recently adopted new technology to assist in the evaluation and inspection of class 3 through 8 commercial vehicles. Beginning in April of 2008, enforcement agencies across North America began evaluating, purchasing and placing into service performance based brake testers (PBBT). These devices allow an officer to quickly evaluate the braking system of a commercial vehicle and determine the overall 46    May 2010

brake performance. For example, any officer can accurately measure the stopping power of each axle on a vehicle without getting under that vehicle. While not a replacement for a visual inspection, a PBBT shows what cannot be seen – actual brake effectiveness. On a vehicle that carries cargo or goods (not people), each axle must develop brake force equal to or greater than 43.5% of the load on that axle. The PBBT will weigh the axle and then measure the amount of force the brakes generate, and do it time after time without the officer having to risk getting under the vehicle. If the PBBT indicates low or questionable brake performance, the officer can then move on to a more thorough inspection. Now that several states

and provinces are either installing or actively evaluating this technology to improve their inspection efficiency, more fleets and maintenance shops are looking at PBBTs as well. Because CSA 2010 includes and emphasizes safe practices and communicates a carrier’s performance more rapidly than ever, PBBTs and similar tools are becoming an important part of any carrier’s maintenance and prevention arsenal. Let’s look at the BASICs (Behavior Analysis Safety

Improvement Categories) CSA 2010 uses to evaluate and quantify a carrier’s safety rating: • Unsafe Driving • Fatigued Driving (HOS) • Driver Fitness • Controlled Substances • Vehicle Maintenance • Cargo Related • Crash Indicator While personnel policy and management will account for the first four categories, diligence and the correct tools can help manage Vehicle Maintenance and some Cargo Related deficiencies. A PBBT, especially one that also measures chassis and suspension compliance, can quickly detect and help improve shortcomings that would otherwise go undetected until it’s too late. When left to chance (or maybe bad luck), the

potential bodily harm and property losses can be far greater. How can I be prepared? A product like the VISCheck PBBT combines a CVSA compliant brake tester with a dynamic road simulator to give carriers and drivers the same results any officer would see when doing an inspection of a commercial vehicle. In a simple 15 minute test, the vehicle is subjected to a standard, in-place test of each wheel-end brake performance. The

stopping power of the individual wheel ends, axles and total vehicle (tractor and trailer, if attached) is tabulated and provided in an easy to read report.

fort can all be diagnosed in a matter of minutes. In addition, because an “as-loaded” vehicle can be tested, cargo security can also be checked. Not only

There is no interpretation required – the vehicle either passes or fails based on federal standards. If the results are “close,” the carrier knows the vehicle might be at risk of having a more thorough inspection. Does it make sense to send a vehicle on the road and risk brake failure and potential out-ofservice time – or worse? Because a vehicle is tested “as-loaded,” a carrier receives a true indication of stopping power, and the answer to this question is a simple one, every time. And, because each vehicle is entered into a database on the VIS-Check’s computer, each vehicle can be tracked and maintenance predictions for brakes are more accurate, eliminating wasted time and money. The second part of the vehicle test is dynamic road simulation. Each axle of the vehicle (and trailer) can be manipulated to simulate travelling over the road. While the vehicle is tested, the technician performing the inspection can easily see how the suspension, steering and driveline components react to simulated bumps and dips in the road. Loose components, worn springs and bushings, weak links in the drive train and driver com-

are hidden and potentially dangerous maintenance items detected before they become a problem, the carrier is ensuring the vehicle will pass more BASIC aspects of a roadside inspection – Vehicle Maintenance and CargoRelated. What to do? CSA 2010 is meant to

increase safety on our public roads. While there are several components which go into the program, one area that is very simple to control is maintenance. By understanding the tools law enforcement is using and taking advantage of the same technology, drivers and fleets can stay ahead of safety and efficiency. A PBBT like the VIS-Check is more than a tool; it is a means to protect your company’s safety record, reputation and profitability. The low cost-per-test versus the potential cost of fines, downtime or a tragic accident makes proactive testing a logical part of any safety and maintenance program. Contact your local service provider to have your vehicles tested and see where you stand. Are you in or out? In the end, you may find that installing a PBBT makes the most sense for your organization.


The VIS-Check: Is a Performance Based Brake Tester, FMCSA approved for enforcement; • Performs Automated brake, steering and suspension inspection; • Provides Accurate measurement of brake performance and rolling resistance; • Helps extend tire life and save fuel; • Reduces Out of Service risk (FMCSR 393.52a) Using the VIS-Check system, shops and fleets can increase their efficiency and help reduce the overall cost of owning and operating Class 3-8 vehicles. The Contact Vehicle Inspection Systems for an on-site demonstration of the VIS-Check and the entire business system.


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