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Spotlight on… OTT Legal Services

Advocate Defends Commercial Vehicle Operators & Carriers By Marek Krasuski

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hallmark of business success lies in the ability to access expertise. When drivers and carriers seek protection from moving violations and other offences which jeopardise their legal standing in the commercial transportation community, many seek the professional services of Mark Reynolds at the North York Office of OTT Legal. Testimonials on the OTT Legal website (ottlegal. com) draw attention to Mark’s track record defending drivers and companies against charges. One relieved driver states it this way: “I want to extend my gratitude to you and your team for the fantastic result in my speeding ticket case. Having the case withdrawn was above my expectations and was really a highlight for me that I’ll remember for a long time.” This richly-deserved reputation is the result of an outstanding background. Mark Reynolds is distinguished as the most prolific paralegal defender of Commercial Motor Vehicle Registrations (CVOR’s) in the province by representing the largest number of companies whose CVOR’s are at risk from charges imposed by MTO enforcement officers. His track record of case

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dismissals, and the reduction of demerit points and CVOR points for both drivers and carriers, arises from a commitment to full representation and a unique understanding of trucking-related offenses. “I come from a background of MTO enforcement and used to be one of the officials writing tickets. This has given me a unique perspective and understanding of the entire enforcement process that enables me to best represent clients’ interests in my capacity as legal defender of their records,” he says. Charges laid by MTO and police officers present serious challenges to both driver abstracts and carrier histories. The cumulative effect of violations, ranging from the seemingly innocuous charge of an improper tire to the more serious offence of speeding, can spike insurance premiums and, in the case of high violation rates, result in the dismissal of an identified high-risk driver, the cancellation of insurance, or an MTO decision to revoke a carrier license to operate. Most infractions carry double jeopardy with both driver and carrier assuming the burden of mutual risk. Mark Reynolds explains: “If, for example, a driver pulls onto a scale and it is determined the

brakes are improperly adjusted, the enforcement officer typically writes a ticket to the driver and another to the company for failure to maintain the vehicle. Both convictions are registered against the company.” With a firsthand understanding of the enforcement side of the legal divide, Reynolds has a history of successfully negotiating the reduction of demerit and CVOR points by persuading the prosecution to drop one charge in exchange for a guilty plea on the other, even when the offending parties are clearly in the wrong. Minimizing violation rates is key to securing the ongoing operations of a carrier, a task that Reynolds manages with consummate skill, even in rare cases when the prosecutor refuses to negotiate. At such times, Mark will bring the full weight of his litigation experience to the defence of the client. “When I represent a defendant, I commit to a lengthy trial from one to two hours or more and studiously question the enforcement officers to ensure that their procedures are in accordance with the letter and the spirit of the law.” In many cases, Reynolds’ defence leads to the dismissal of one of the two charges;

in others, all charges are dropped. One noteworthy example highlights this Paralegal’s investigative savvy. An enforcement officer failed to identify the kind of brakes that were allegedly out of adjustment on a carrier’s vehicle. “The legislation specifically states that the type of brake – cam or disc – must be noted. Because the officer missed this one small detail which I brought to the attention of the presiding Justice, the charges were dropped,” explained Reynolds. C VO R s ( C o m m e r c i a l Motor Vehicle Registrations) are the gold standard measuring a carrier’s standing with the provincial government. The Ministry of Transportation uses the CVOR system to monitor accidents, traffic tickets, inspections, and safety-related incidents for commercial motor vehicles. All infractions are recorded on driver abstracts and company CVORs. The information is then used to assess violation rates. Mark Reynolds draws on a wide range of experience and trial knowledge to clarify misguided percep-

tions. Drivers commonly pay tickets for moving violations. Thinking that they are solely responsible for the charge levied by enforcement officers, and that they will be held solely accountable, they proceed to pay the ticket. Reynolds cautions drivers to reconsider their options. “If a driver pleads guilty, pays the ticket and receives three demerits points, for example, the carrier will also be charged with a corresponding number of CVOR points against his CVOR. A violation rate can have serious consequences, not only on the driver’s record, but also on the ability of the company to operate and on the risk of higher insurance premiums for both driver and carrier,” he says, suggesting that drivers report all incidents to their carriers who can then consult with a paralegal professional to determine the viability of fighting the charge. “In most cases,” he continues, “the company will pay for the defence, so it’s in the best interest of the driver to report the charge. Mark Reynolds’ success as a commercial vehicle

expert is supported by several benchmark achievements, including his training of police officers with the famed Cam Wooley Truck Troopers, named after the former OPP police officer known to many for his broadcasts forewarning motorists of impending traffic blitzes and major accidents. In addition, Reynolds has trained officers in most police forces in the GTA, many of whom he stills sees in court, now as advocate for driver and carrier rights. As part of a network of province-wide OTT Legal franchises, Reynolds draws on a wide range of professionals to provide supporting services. Enlisting the participation of OTT Legal auditors helps companies to ensure that MTO auditors accord as many points as possible to the company audit. Indeed, the provision of defence advise, trial knowledge, as well as safety plans and other professional services, together complete the measure by which OTT Legal, and experts like Mark Reynolds, live up to the exacting standards of the firm’s core value, to “serve and protect.”

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Shell Canada

BC Family Wins $10,000 of Fuel

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algary, Alberta January 14, 2011 - Shell Canada announced today the winner of the nation-wide Shell Win Fuel Contest. Norma Lepke of Port Coquitlam, British Columbia won $10,000 of Shell Nitrogen Enriched Gasolines simply by using her BMO® MasterCard® at her local Shell station. “It’s so exciting to know that I’ve won enough Shell gasoline to last me and my family a long time,” said Lepke. “In fact, my husband and I now plan to drive across Canada in our motor home thanks to Shell.” In addition to the grand prize winner, 10 randomly selected entrants received prizes of ‘Shell fuel for a year’ with an approximate retail value of $2,500 each. The Shell Win Fuel Contest was designed to educate customers of the benefits of using their BMO ® MasterCard ® at

Shell for their purchases, especially when filling up with Shell Nitrogen Enriched Gasolines. Benefits Canadians can get by using their BMO® MasterCard ® at Shell include enhanced rewards such as CashBack or bonus AIR MILES® reward miles. The Shell Win Fuel Contest offered the chance for Canadians to win daily prizes of $100 of Shell Nitrogen Enriched Gasolines by finding hidden entry ballots in the Shell Virtual Station at www. s h el l . c a / w i n f u el . T h e on-line contest received country-wide participation from over 20,000 visitors who submitted entry ballots for the daily contest and in return received useful fuel tips inside the Shell Virtual Station. The full list of winners can be viewed on the winners’ page of the Shell Win Fuel contest site. During the contest per-

iod Shell customers were given the opportunity to meet one of Shell’s Passionate Experts, known through national advertisements, at select Shell stations across Canada. Hundreds of customers came out to the events, met the Shell Passionate Expert and learned of the benefits of using Shell Nitrogen Enriched Gasolines, which contain a unique, patented formula exclusive to Shell, designed to help clean and protect critical engine parts by seeking and destroying performance robbing engine gunk that can be left by lower quality gasoline. Customers at the events who made a minimum $20 fuel purchase were awarded instant prizes of up to $50 of Shell Nitrogen Enriched Gasolines. For a list of Shell Win Fuel Contest winners, v i s i t w w w. s h e l l . c a / winfuel.

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February 2011   5


This Month’s Theme: Compliance Issues

Changes Afoot Around Border Issues North American made

passed rigorous security

amount of paperwork re-

goods and direct invest-

measures and are gener-

quired to enter the U.S.

ment. Additional worries

ally more trusted by border

Ke v i n G i l l , C u s t o m s

are mounting over re-

authorities compared to

C o m p l i a n c e a n d U. S .

marks made by the U.S.

companies which do not

Operations Manager for

Secretary of Homeland

meet these standards.

Manitoulin Transport, re-

Security, Janet Napolitano,

The industry was given

cently explained the pro-

who drew attention to the

a break recently with the

cedures involved in ship-

need to create a “real”

harmonization of both

ping cargo from Canada

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border – a euphemism,

programs. As of Novem-

to parts south of the bor-

ver $1.5 billion of goods cross the Canada –

some analysts think, to

ber 2010, membership

der. Manitoulin Transport

the introduction of more

in one organization - PIP

deals with several border

security measures over

or C-TPAT - automatic-

crossings that stretch from

with respect to the re-

CVIP - Commercial Vehicle

U.S. border every day,

and above those created

ally confers membership

Quebec to British Colum-

porting of cargo at least

Impoundment Program.

accounting for 100 million

since 9/11.

in the other. Previously,

bia.

one hour prior to arrival

If any critical defects are found on a truck or trailer,

By Marek Krasuski

crossings each year. The

Concerns are also being

separate application pro-

“Regulations require us

at any American point of

economic boom for both

raised about the efficiency

cedures were mandatory

to secure a customs broker

entry point. Similar regula-

countries is large enough

of the Free and Secure

despite the similarities of

who will take respon-

tions are scheduled for the

to bring high levels of

Trade (FAST) program, a

questionnaires and related

sibility for the Pre-Arrival

Canadian side of the bor-

national governments

joint initiative between

materials.

Processing System (PAPS).

der as well. The Customs

together for the purpose of

the U.S. and Canada, de-

FAST’s reputation for

Before we can ship any-

Self Assessment (CSA)

fleshing out cross-border

signed to enhance border

speedier entry into the

thing to the U.S., a broker

initiative is a program that

trade problems. President

security and accelerate

United States has been

needs to clear the ship-

expedites the cross-border

Barak Obama and Prime

cross-border commercial

called into question by

ment and assign a PAPS

movement of Canadian

government enforcement

Minister Stephen Harper

shipments for low-risk

recent complaints about

number. We then verify

inbound freight. Proposed

agencies such as MTO,

will meet later this year

carriers going into the

substandard infrastruc-

statements on the broker’s

as of 2012, the Canadian

DOT, CBSA, CBP, & FMCSA

to discuss the harmon-

United States. FAST-ap-

ture. Stephen Russell,

website to ensure that the

Border Services Agency

who will run Driver Ab-

ization of border security

proved carriers are en-

speaking on behalf of

merchandise has been ac-

(CBSA) will also require a

stracts on every driver.”

that will ease the free

titled to use dedicated

American Trucking As-

cepted for clearance.”

mandatory eManifest for

Truell also delivers a

movement of cargo. There

lanes at border crossings.

sociations, criticized the

Other methods include

cargo coming into Can-

will be much to discuss.

These allow for greater

lack of investment in infra-

an In-Transit Bond and,

ada. Under the current

cautionary note about al-

rules, inbound shipments

the officer will remove the plates and impound the vehicle for a minimum of 15 days. Transportation companies are also being carefully watched by

cohol consumption.

Since the bombing of the

speed and efficiency in the

structure and resources

in some cases, a simple

Twin Towers in New York

clearance of trans-border

needed to optimize speedy

notification to customs

without Importer Admis-

City, the United States

shipments. FAST accredit-

cross-border commer-

officials if the merchandise

sibility Data (IAD) can still

has introduced more than

ation requires that both

cial traffic. The problems

is valued under $200 U.S.

enter the country. This

a dozen major security

the carrier and the driver

are most acute at bridge

Once approved, carriers

will change with the full

programs, with Canada

are approved. Drivers with

crossings between the two

can transport cargo to

implementation of the

mirroring many of those

criminal records either in

countries. Fast-approved

the border along with an

eManifest. “Provided car-

72-hour suspension and

ACE Manifest, a manda-

riers have submitted their

vehicle impoundment fol-

tory document detailing

eManifest and the cus-

lows. This also affects

the description of the car-

toms brokers have given

insurance premiums for

commodate much shorter

rier, the cargo, its weight,

PAPS clearance before

drivers and companies,

queues.

and the quantity of items,

arriving at the Canadian

and in some cases, results in the firing of drivers,”

security initiatives. The result has been the socalled “thickening” of the

Canada or in the U.S. need not apply as their request will be rejected.

carriers commonly wait in 2.5 mile line-ups in Fast lanes designed to ac-

“The BAC – blood alcohol content level is zero. Under the new guidelines, if a breathalyzer registers a level of .05, an automatic

border which, coupled

Membership in the FAST

with the recession, has

program comes with ca-

placed Canada in a trade

veats. It requires carriers

Since 9/11, all security

departure and destination

border, they will be able

deficit. Since 2007, the

to be first C-TPAT and PIP

measures that monitor

points, and the intended

to enter. Without both the

number of trucks coming

approved. The Customs

the importation of goods

point of entry. Failure to

eManifest and Importer

into Canada has exceeded

Trade Partnership Against

into the United States fall

comply with all conditions

Admissibility Data, they

the number going into the

Terrorism (C-TPAT) means

under the rubric of the

will result in a refusal to

will be refused entry, says

United States.

that company participants

Automated Commercial

enter the United States.

Kevin Gill.

A chief feature of cross-

in the program agree to

Environment (ACE), the US

For larger LTL carriers

Indeed, compliance for

border activity is charac-

develop an “internal valid-

customs and border pro-

like Manitoulin Trans-

companies with a view

terized by rigorous regu-

ation process to ensure

tection initiative dubbed

port, the process is more

to trans-border hauling is

gage in cross border busi-

latory policies, ongoing

the existence of security

the “gold standard” of

complex. Kevin Gills ex-

not for the faint of heart.

ness. Many don’t. There

issues over security, as

measures documented in

commercial customs

plains: “We can have as

According to Dawn Truell,

are owner/operators and

well as infrastructure.

their Supply Chain Secur-

processing. The program

many as 40 shipments on

owner of Cross Border

smaller companies who

Such realities increase

ity Profile.” Membership in

ensures the fast deliv-

one trailer from 40 differ-

Services, an expert in

are fed up with the me-

transportation costs and

C-TPAT and its Canadian

ery of goods by reduced

ent companies. If any of

compliance standards,

equivalent, Partners In

waiting times of up to 33

those companies is not

and a customs special-

ticulous security sweeps,

are feared by some industry watchers to threaten

Protection (PIP), proves

per cent at some ports of

FAST-approved, we can-

ist educator who works

the competitiveness of

that companies have

entry, and enables security

not use the FAST lanes.”

with both national govern-

personnel to target high-

Exceptions occur when a

ments, the challenges are

risk shipments through

carrier is returning empty

numerous.

mechanisms that identify

or when the entire cargo is

“People sometimes open

suspicious shipments and

shipped from an importer

up a trucking business,

drivers. The cost of this

with FAST approval.

mistakenly thinking that

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she says. Given the barrage of compliance demands on drivers and carriers, there is the question as to why do they continue to en-

reams of paperwork, and inordinate demands placed on their operations. “A lot of Canadian companies are pulling out of the cross-border trade business,” says Dawn

initiative, in addition to

To date, restrictions have

it’s easy and inexpensive.

Truell, adding, “There are

membership in programs

been most pronounced

It’s important to be aware

just too many hassles that

like PIP, C-TPAT and Fast,

on the American side of

of the large number of

make it too difficult for

is also measured by the

the border, specifically

requirements such as the

them.”

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Cross Border Services

Let’s Get These Compliancy Issues Straight!

By Dawn Truell

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ompliancy & regulations are key to running any transportation company. Unless you do your own investigating you may not know or understand what the compliancies and regulations are. Here are some specifics for your guidance. You must have a valid A-Z Driver’s License in order to drive any transport truck, you must license your vehicle, and you need to get a Carrier Code, preferably a Canadian Bonded Carrier Code. Companies must also have a regis-

tered CVOR – Commercial Vehicle Operators Registration and this must be kept up to date as per licensing and insurance guidelines. If any transportation company wants to do Cross Border Business here are those licensing requirements. You must have a valid SCAC – Standard Alpha Carrier Code and you must have a registered DOT number with the U.S. Department of Transportation, and you must also register with the FMCSA for an operating authority that is referred to as an MC – Master Carrier License. If you are going to carry Hazardous Materials, you must register both in Canada and in the U.S. for an HMSP – Hazmat Safety Permit and those carriers require that all drivers must have their Valid FAST Cards. A BOC3 (process-

ing agent) is also required in order to conduct any Interstate Authorized For Hire trucking services in the U.S. You are required to use the ACE manifests, U.S. bound, which are available free online for formatting, producing and sending which are a PreBorder notification of your trip details i.e., what border you will be crossing, approximate time, truck/ trailer identification, driver identification and commodities being carried. Canada has come out with the ACI which is the same electronic transmission of Canada bound shipments as the ACE for U.S. bound shipments. You must also have your PAPS and PARS in order. You must be aware of the CVIP (Commercial Vehicle Impoundment Program), if any critical defects are found on the truck or trailer; the officer will remove the

plates and impound the vehicle for a minimum of 15 days. The BAC (blood alcohol content) acceptable level is a zero tolerance policy. Under the new guidelines if you blow .05, there is an automatic 72 hour suspension and vehicle impoundment. This also affects your insurance and for truck drivers, companies are firing drivers who have that record. The Drugs are an absolute No! There is absolutely ZERO tolerance for any type of illegal drugs and should you be taking a required prescription please ensure you have proper evidence with you at all times of this prescription with a written Doctor’s name on the prescription. Records on any driver are easily accessible via the MTO Driver Abstract with a valid driver’s license number. Transportation compan-

ies are being carefully watched by government enforcement agencies such as MTO, DOT, CBSA, CBP and FMCSA and they will run Driver Abstracts on every driver. Driver Daily Logs must be completed in their correct entirety and submitted every 20 days to the company for which they work, and deviances could result in a fine of between $250 $20,000 and a possible jail sentence of up to 6 months. As a commercial driver you are required by law to have random drug & alcohol testing done as part of the MTO/DOT regulations as well as Canadian PIP – Partners In Protection and/or the U.S. C-TPAT – Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism and the FAST – Free And Secure Trade Program. Regarding the aforementioned, for compliancy reasons, yes,

you should be part of the C-TPAT, PIP and FAST heightened security programs. SAFER SYS website is a useful tool for verifying any company’s safety status. Under the new CSA 2010 – Comprehensive Safety Analysis, a Motor Carrier Safety Rating which is an American program set out by the FMCSA, which has not “Officially” taken affect yet but will very soon, this directly affects the operation of all commercial vehicles by drivers who are unfit to operate due to medical non qualification, unsafe driving, lack of training and experience. Cross Border Services deals with all of these government compliancy programs and regulations. For more information contact us at www.crossborderservices.org, crossborderservices@cogeco.net or call 905.973.9136.

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E & B Safety Consultants

Your CVOR – Driver Charges & Who Ultimately Pays By Sandy Baigent

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s most operators are aware, the Commercial Vehicle Operator’s Registration (CVOR) system is an automated monitoring system that tracks the onroad safety performance of a commercial vehicle operator. The CVOR system monitor’s a carrier’s CVOR record over a twoyear period. This automated computer system contains information on the carrier’s fleet size, violation rate, safety ratings, convictions, reportable accidents, vehicle mechanical safety inspections as well as any Ministry interventions (letters, interviews, audits and sanctions). What is important to remember is that even though a ticket may be written to a driver personally and not the company, if convicted, the driver will have to pay the fine, but

the corresponding CVOR points will be applied to the operator’s CVOR. What this means then is if an enforcement officer writes a ticket to your driver for driving in excess of 15 hours, and then another ticket to your company for permitting a driver to drive not in accordance with the regulations, the company is facing 12 CVOR if both the driver and company are convicted. Many drivers charged as a result of a road side inspection erroneously think that if they simply pay the ticket, the company won’t find out about it. What these drivers fail to realize is that if an operator reviews the CVIR (Commercial Vehicle Inspection Report), it indicates that charges were laid. That would be the first instance that a company would find out about a driver charged. Next, if the operator pulls

a Level II Abstract on a regular basis, the inspection for that date will indicate that charges were laid. If the company wasn’t charged at the same time, the operator should be able to determine that a driver was charged. Later on, approximately 3 – 4 months from the date that the driver simply paid the ticket, a conviction for that same date will appear on the operator’s CVOR Abstract. The conviction very clearly sets out who the driver was at the time. Even if an operator doesn’t pull it’s Level II on a regular basis, they will discover the conviction when conducting an Annual Violation Review and pull the Driver’s personal CVOR Abstract. Although the driver isn’t assigned any CVOR points, the conviction will show up on their Abstract. The other concern of course with driver char-

ges is that if a driver is convicted, and doesn’t pay the fine, the driver’s licence will ultimately be suspended for unpaid fines. The ramifications for the operator are huge in that there are 10 CVOR points associated with this type of charge. There have been many drivers who have been charged with this offence as a result of an audit or roadside

inspection. Of course, it is the operator’s CVOR that bears these points. In order to protect themselves from this type of charge, it is necessary for an operator to have a policy in place which mandates that drivers must hand in all tickets. The operator can ensure that drivers are following this policy by reviewing all Inspection Reports, pulling their Level

II carrier Abstract on a regular basis as well as by reviewing driver abstracts. While drivers pay the monetary price for convictions, it is the operator that ultimately pays the “point” price for all convictions. For more information call 519.671.5792, or by email at sandy@ebsafetyconsulting.com or my website at sandy@ebsafetyconsulting.com.

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Ontario Ministry of Revenue

What is IFTA?

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FTA (International Fuel Tax Agreement) is an agreement between 10 provinces in Canada and 48 states in the United States of America.  This agreement makes it easier for IJCs (inter jurisdictional carriers) to register, licence, report and pay taxes for motor fuels (such

as diesel and gasoline). The benefits are that you only need one fuel use licence to operate in both the provinces and states, one province or state to deal with for the IFTA licence and to report motor fuel taxes and there is only one province or state that collects the motor

fuel taxes from you and distributes the taxes to all IFTA provinces and states. To r e g i s t e r c o n t a c t the Ministry of Revenue Client Accounts and Services Branch, IFTA Program, 33 King Street West, PO Box 625, Oshawa ON  L1H 8H9 or call 866.668.8297.

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Lite-Check Inspection Solutions

Road Safety is Not a Laughing Matter

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omedy is simply a funny way of being serious.” – Peter Ustinov As we look across the vast transportation industry, “Safety” is a word used often. Just look at the agencies, regulations, and government bodies in North America that use “safety” in their message such as SPIF – Safety, Productive, InfrastructureFriendly; CVSA – Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance; NSM – National Safety Mark; CSA – Compliance, Safety, Accountability; FMCSA - Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration “SPIF” stands for “Safety, Productive, Infrastructure-Friendly” vehicles which is a brief reminder focusing on “Safety” and what that term means. As the name implies, SPIF vehicles are designed to minimize overall risk

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and the potential for infrastructure damage inherent in the heavy-duty trucking and transportation industry in Canada. Additionally, highway safety will improve because SPIF compliant vehicles provide superior stability and control and can operate within acceptable amounts of space when turning or making emergency maneuvers. In addition, the heavy 5 and 6-axle SPIF semi-trailers are equipped with an enhanced braking system (this includes brake 121 testing) to minimize the risk of brake failure and warn the driver of potential problems There are four phases of SPIF. Current update is that Phase 4, which addresses straight trucks and their trailers, will be implemented by July 1, 2011. One of the end results of SPIF, is that OEM and remanufacturers of truck and trailers will need

go through End-of-Line certification (EOL), which includes 121- brake timing standard (per Transport Canada, CTEA, TMC/ATA and CVSA councils). This EOL certification may be new to many remanufacturers, but not OEMs. Of course the purpose of 121-brake timing certification is to ensure proper functioning brakes; which are the leading cause of accidents. For more information, visit www. mto.gov.on.ca/english/ trucks/vwd/questionsand-answers.shtml#a1. The National Safety Mark (NSM) is the property of the Government of Canada and its use is authorized by the Minister of Transport to manufacturers and remanufactures of vehicles offered for sale and use in Canada. Transport Canada requires the new and rebuilt trailers that are authorized to affix the

mark, to have the capability to certify their vehicle production to comply with the regulations under the Motor Vehicle Safety Act. For any new and remanufactured trailers used in Canada, and NSM mark ensures you are getting a safety, road-ready vehicle. C o m m e r c i a l Ve h i c l e Safety Alliance (CVSA) is an international notfor-profit organization comprised of local, state, provincial, territorial and federal motor carrier safety officials and industry representatives from the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Their mission is to promote commercial motor vehicle safety and security. CVSA member jurisdictions are represented by various Departments of Transportation, Public Utility and Service Commissions, State Police, Highway Patrols and Ministries of Transport. In

addition, CVSA has several hundred associate members who are committed to helping the Alliance achieve its goals; uniformity, compatibility and reciprocity of commercial vehicle inspections, and enforcement activities throughout North America by individuals dedicated to highway safety and security. Stephen A. Keppler, Executive Director of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance stresses his view on the importance of Safety. “Compliance Safety and Accountability (CSA) has the potential to save lives by further reducing large truck and bus related crashes and fatalities in addition to having many other positive impacts on the commercial vehicle industry. While these strategies are being evaluated and fine tuned in the U.S. by the Federal Motor Car-

rier Safety Administration (FMCSA), the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) is working with both CCMTA and FMCSA to understand how the changes will impact on safety programs, safety rating reciprocity and data exchange with Canada and Mexico and helping to effect change (if necessary) to address this. With a program of this size and scope there are bound to be some bumps along the road. The key to success will be to keep an open line of communications and for all stakeholders to work together with jurisdictions, industry and other affected parties to ensure they are fully aware of what is happening and when. Ultimately, the more proactive all of us in enforcement and industry are at identifying problems and cont’d on next page…


The Truckers’ Voice

MTO Compliance or SNAFU? By Peter Turner

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arb Woodward’s email stating this month’s topic as compliance made me not  only smile but also  chuckle. The first word that came to mind was SNAFU  (defined in the dictionary as a “situation normal all fouled up“). I say this because, in most cases, it seems that no matter what or how much due diligence you use,  the Ministry of Transportation nationwide has thousands of interpretations as to how you are in or not in compliance.  Within Ontario’s MTO court system, I’ve

…cont’d from previous page implementing effective countermeasures at earlier stages of non-compliance will help us to raise the safety bar for not only U.S. motor carriers but for all those operating across North America.” As noted from Mr. Keppler’s statement above, the CSA, the Federal Motor

been told that because it is only a regulation, MTO doesn’t have to prove intent, i.e., that you knowingly did not comply with the rules.  Currently the Ontario government is enforcing the so-called rules by stating that the officer or agent’s discretion/ interpretation of the rules will determine if a ticket is to be written.  Their philosophy is “take it to court and let the Judge decide!” Government agents do not have to prove their case under most circumstances.  It is assumed that agents  tell the truth and therefore no backup proof or information

is  necessary.  Their word is sufficient. It’s not that they are telling a lie, it’s whether or not the driver is to blame. Unfortunately, it’s not always black or white. How do you prove that your headlight went out after your inspection or that the automatic brake adjuster is malfunctioning? The driver is only required to visually inspect the truck and trailer not do a level 1 inspection as most drivers are not mechanics. However, we are not given the benefit of the doubt or the opportunity to fix the problem without penalty. It appears that this has everything to do

about government income and very little to do about safety! Think about it, there isn’t a lot of junk running on the highways anymore so revenue is down. Issuing a ticket not only generates  money, it creates statistics that our politicians can use to justify their budgets and jobs. Don’t get me wrong, we need MTO but why does it have to be a “them or us” mentality?  Why can’t we work together and be given the same respect they demand from us? We don’t have all the answers but should MTO amend  the laws and/or regulations to be

crystal clear and demand that  training officers use common sense and discretion, it  would be an excellent start. Giving the drivers  the  “benefit of the doubt” would also go a long way to solving our  problems.  Unfortunately, because the current approach works well for them,  we don’t see any changes  in the horizon. Many of the provincial government bureaucrats have said “take us to court” with a smile on their face because they do not think that  truckers have what it takes to challenge them.  As long as MOT keeps the law and

regulations in a grey area, it will continue to benefit the government. However,  if we can force the government to recognize and adopt the same standards as the civil courts, your Charter of Rights will not be violated. We are willing to take this fight on but we need more members. Please join our cause!  Your membership fee will not only help finance this effort but  increased numbers (who are also voters) will definitely help our cause. If you are a company and want to help finance this fight, call us for more information.

Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), together with State Partners and industry, are working to further reduce commercial motor vehicle (CMV) crashes, fatalities, and injuries on our nation’s highways. For more information, visit the CVSA website at www.cvsa.org/home.aspx or visit the CSA website at

csa.fmcsa.dot.gov. Lite-Check & Safety Whether it is concerning infrastructure (SPIF), Vehicle (NSM), Driver (FMCS) or Fleets (CSA), we all should feel good that our industry is watching our collective concerns. These regulations and organizations (and, there are others), highlight industries effort to ensue

drivers, vehicles, roads and citizens are safe. Your customers are requiring safer, better quality trailers, certification test reports, printed verification of trailer’s condition, and confidence that products they purchase from you are “road ready”. With over 25 years industry experience in providing diagnostic solutions for OEM,

remanufactures, fleets, repair facility, Intermodal, we take comfort in knowing our diagnostic testing, certification, and training solutions provides a comprehensive family of tester for North American Trucking Industry. As governmental mandates and industry oversight continues to grow, LITE-CHECK is here to help. Let’s work

together to improve safety, however it applies to your business, such that before the vehicle hits the road, they have been properly certified, tested and are road-ready. Bob Blair can be reached at 800.343.8579 or by email at Bob@Lite-Check.com or you can visit their website at www.lite-check. com.

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C.U.T.C. Inc

Biggest Change is Implementation of CSA Program

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he biggest change in the industry right now is the implementation of the CSA (Compliance, Safety, Accountability) program. The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) took a major step toward improving commercial truck and bus safety with its launch. The centerpiece of CSA is the Safety Measurement System (SMS), which will analyze all safety-based violations from inspections and crash data to determine a commercial motor carrier’s on-road performance. The new safety program will allow FMCSA to reach more carriers earlier and deploy a range of corrective interventions to address

a carrier’s specific safety problems. The SMS uses seven safety improvement categories called BASICs to examine a carrier’s on-road performance and potential crash risk. The BASICs are Unsafe Driving, Fatigued Driving (Hours-of-Service), Driver Fitness, Controlled Substances/Alcohol, Vehicle Maintenance, Cargo-Related and Crash Indicator. Under FMCSA’s old measurement system, carrier performance was assessed in only four broad categories. By looking at a carrier’s safety violations in each SMS category, FMCSA and state law enforcement will be better equipped to identify carriers with patterns of high-risk behaviors and

apply interventions that provide carriers the information necessary to change unsafe practices early on. Safety interventions include early warning letters, targeted roadside inspections, and focused compliance reviews that concentrate enforcement resources on specific issues identified by the SMS. FMCSA will continue to conduct onsite comprehensive compliance reviews for carriers with safety issues across multiple BASICs. And, where a carrier has not taken the appropriate corrective action, FMCSA will invoke strong civil penalties. Beginning, January 12, 2011, CSA brochures and pocket cards for Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV)

drivers will be available at hundreds of travel centers across the country, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). These materials provide

important information to CMV drivers about the new CSA Safety Measurement System (SMS). They will be available in “Info to Go” racks at large travel center chains, and in countertop

containers at independent truck stops. For more information contact Petra Voelker at (866) 927-8294, by email at pvoelker@sympatico. ca.

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The Safety Tip Adviser

Stuck in the Snow? Don’t Panic!

By Alvis Violo

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ince last year we didn’t get much snow, most of us did not get stuck in the snow. If that was the case, most of us have not been stuck in any type of snow for at least two years. As it is already apparent that this winter will be packed with snow storms, I think it’s not too late to refresh our memories on how to get out of snow if we do get stuck. There are few things more nerve-wrecking for a driver than to get stuck in snow or ice. The feeling can be even more helpless if you are stuck at night and the road you are on isn’t a well-traveled one. However, if you stay calm and don’t give in to the fear and frustration, many times you can work yourself free. Let’s start with something you should not do. Applying too much power to the drive wheels can cause the wheels to do nothing but spin, which can make matters worse. Instead, apply steady light

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power. If you are at a complete stop, having your front wheels turned isn’t a good idea, even for a front wheel drive vehicle. This increases the amount of power needed to get going again, since the vehicle is forced to move at an angle. Once the vehicle starts moving, gently turning the wheel can get you going the way you want to go with a lot less effort and sliding. Rocking the vehicle back and forth, forward and reverse, can help if the reason for being stuck is piled snow or ice is in front of and behind the tires. Patience is the key here. It can take quite a bit of rocking before the vehicle is free. Letting a little air out of the tires can also greatly increase your traction and get you out of a stuck situation. Do keep in mind however that under inflated tires cause the vehicle to burn more gas. They also wear out faster, so you will want to air them back up when you are able to. If you have someone with you and the vehicle is sliding, try having him or her put weight over the drive wheels. This increases traction and can get you out of a frustrating predicament.

Carry some form of snow shovel when traveling in snow and ice. A collapsible shovel takes up little space and doesn’t weigh much, but it can be a blessing if you find yourself stuck in a snowstorm. Having material you can put under the tires to increase traction can also be very helpful. Many people carry sand, which

also helps by increasing the weight in the vehicle. Clay style dry cat litter is even better. A few handfuls in front of and behind all four tires can often get you right out of being stuck. Not giving in to fear when you get stuck in the snow and ice is also a huge help as is having some notion of how to get

unstuck. Some preparation is helpful as well. If you follow the above tips, you need never wonder what to do when you get stuck. You will be well on your way to getting free. Drive safe, think positive and be prosperous. Alvis Violo is the C.E.O. of Emergency Road Services Corporation., a coast to coast 24 hour bilin-

gual roadside assistance company dedicated to the trucking industry in Canada and the U.S. For more information visit www.emergencyroadservices.com or call 1.877.377.2262. Please send your questions, feedback or comments about this column to alvis@ emergencyroadservices. com.

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Health Insurance Matters

Plan Now For Your Retirement

By Lina Demedeiros

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t Least 75% Of Canadians Are At Risk Without Any Retirement Plan. Can you relate to this statement? The introduction of the Tax Free Savings Account was introduced to alleviate some of the tax withholding issues with early withdrawal. To date, it poses a potential huge threat to many Canadians that they will live below the poverty line. In 2010, the average Canadian pensioner received $521.62 monthly in addition to the Old Age Security benefit which was an average of $516.96 monthly. Could you survive on approximately $1,100.00 per month? Today, the majority of Canadians are “contract workers”, which means they pay for their own taxes and do not contribute towards a pension or any type of forced savings program. This type of employment leaves many Canadians at risk to some growing concerns such as health care costs and the growing need for long term care facilities. Have you ever heard the phrase “an apple a day keeps the doctor away” or “Does a cup of coffee really make a difference in your day?” It takes the cost of either of these items today to save for tomorrow. While looking out for those pennies it will allow your dollars to grow. You can find these pennies in your credit card and credit line statements as interest rates hit an all time low of 3.5% this month. By saving $50.00 each month with a 5% return over 20 years, you would save an approximate 14    February 2011

amount of $20,832.00. By saving this way you will at least establish some form of security to address a need that may arise without having to reach out to family and friends. The effects of compound interest are best demonstrated as you build a lump sum each year to grow without being able to access your money at that time. For more information or to calculate higher deposits in your investment visit our website at www.lmdfinancial.com/RetirementCalc. asp#TheSpot. The key is start. Once you have started, the rest is easy. Another key to ensuring that you save for tomorrow is to be committed.

Without a commitment the end result cannot be achieved. Start today by establishing what you can afford each month and just do it. You will find that that the opportunity was always there. When making a plan to begin investing money it is important that you choose an advisor that will meet your goals and objectives. You will have to decide what your risk tolerance is by considering how much you are prepared to win or lose during the ups and downs of the market. Some of the questions you should ask your advisor before investing money with him or her are, “What are the advisors qualifications? Are

they “Securities Licensed” to handle stocks, bonds and mutual funds or are they insurance licensed? How many years have they been investing money on behalf of clients? What is his or her approach to Financial Planning? Do they

recommend portfolio, hand picked stocks or funds, limited to mutual funds or segregated funds? How much will his or her service cost you or how much does he or she charge to invest your money? The deadline for 2011

RRSP season this year is March 1st, 2011. Be one of the 25% who make sound investment planning for their future. For more information please visit us at www.lmdfinancial.com or call us at 800-236-5810.

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Choosing a Trucking Company: Shortest Route!

By Robert D. Scheper

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hoosing a company to place a truck on has too often been determined over a cup of coffee. Sometimes a major deciding factor being that the operator’s buddy just bought a new bass boat, so if his buddy can afford it he MUST be raking it in. In the last several decades this business decision has been left too much to nonscientific formats. This is where a good consultant comes in, one that understands the industry and asks the questions that are critical to

charting your financial probability. You need to ask the same two dozen questions from each of the companies you are trying to compare. However, if their contracts vary significantly, a detailed comparison may only provide you a 60% accuracy rating (some similar contracts may be as high as 85%). It’s not an exact science but 60% of an answer is better than a cup of coffee and a bass boat. One complication to the science is not being able to compare contracts as apples to apples. There are too many variables that make it tricky, not impossible, but tricky. An example of a tricky variable is the different measurements in pay structure, specifically shortest route to practical. Depending on the loops you would travel these two settings

can cause a difference somewhere between zero and seven percent! That’s translated into $0 to $1200+ per month. Not many companies pay shortest route any more. From 1996 to 2008 the number of companies dropped from 8-12% down to 4-6%. Why did they drop? You are the reason, you and your five friends. More and more operators refused to drive for a company that paid shortest route. Good for you! Simple supply and demand forced company owners to change their policy. Unfortunately it took twelve years to muscle an industry standard. One can only assume that operators who “partner” with the remaining companies CAN’T drive at any of the “standard” companies. We may just see them, and their “partners” be dis-

solved by CSA 2010. We can only hope. In my research, companies that pay shortest route have the highest probability of shorting operators in all other areas as well, 2009 was the worst year on record. On my desk I have a stack of examples from companies that mitigated their own losses straight from the pockets of their operators. If all you can drive for is a company that pays shortest route, maybe you should consider another career. However, not driving for a shortest route company doesn’t actually solve the entire apples to apples problem. There must be a hundred ways to skin an operator. Shortest route is just one. Maybe as a compliment to CSA 2010 you and your five friends can expose some of the business atrocities they

experienced during the 2009 black hole. Robert D. Scheper operates an accounting and consulting firm in Steinbach, Manitoba. He has a Masters Degree in Business Administration and is the author of the Book

“Making Your Miles Count: taxes, taxes, taxes” (now available on CD). You can find him at www.thrconsulting.ca and thrconsulting.blogspot.com or at 877.987.9787. You can e-mail him at robert@ thrconsulting.ca.

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Legal Matters

Discouraging You From Exercising Your Rights

By Mark Reynolds

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wrote a column some time ago regarding the manner in which some

provincial offences courts

this responsibility came

or federal governments.

simply indicated that on

to attend the court to file

implement processes that

the revenue generated by

Does it not make sense

the reverse side of your

the ticket for a trial date,

seem to be designed to

the fines that result from

that the municipalities

ticket and mailed it in to

this can be very time con-

discourage you from con-

convictions for these of-

would want the revenue

the court. You then re-

suming. It is not unusual,

testing a traffic ticket, or

fences. Now let’s not kid

from traffic tickets to be

ceived a Notice of Trial in

at many courts to wait in

trucking offence. I think it

ourselves, this is huge

kept as high as possible?

the mail and you or your

line for 30 - 60 minutes

is worth mentioning again.

revenue for the munici-

With this in mind, think

representative attended

to file your ticket. This is

Some years ago the ad-

palities. Try to remember

about the last time you

the court on trial date.

usually because there are

ministration of Provin-

the last time you heard a

received a ticket from an

This seemed pretty straight

simply not enough clerks

cial Offences (tickets etc.)

mayor (not to mention any

MTO Officer, or Police

forward.

available to serve you any

was downloaded from the

names) that did not com-

Officer at the side of the

Now however, some

faster. Is this just a coinci-

province to the individual

plain about a lack of fund-

road. It used to be that if

municipalities have rules

dence or is this another

municipalities. Along with

ing from the provincial and

you wanted a trial, you

that seem to have drifted

way of discouraging you

away from this straight

from contesting your tick-

forward process. In some

et? Why hire more clerks

municipalities, you can

when it is much more prof-

no longer mail your in-

itable for people to simply

tention to challenge the

pay their fine instead of

officer’s evidence. If you

contesting their charge? In

get a ticket, you may see

the end, many defendants

on the reverse side of the

feel that it is just not worth

ticket, the words Do Not

contesting the ticket. Bear

Mail. You or your agent

in mind however that sim-

MUST appear at this court

ply paying a ticket may

in person. This is all well

save you the time, effort

and fine if you happen to

and inconvenience of con-

live within close proximity

testing it, but the poten-

to the court where your

tial increase in insurance

matter will be heard. For

premiums may make you

most drivers, this presents

rethink that when it is too

a problem. For example,

late. Remember that insur-

if you receive a ticket in

ance premiums, demerit

Windsor and you live in

points and CVOR points

Oshawa do you drive back

are what keep people in

to Windsor to request a

my business employed.

trial date or do you hire

Let’s also not rule out the

someone to file the ticket

fact that you may not be

for you? Now I would gen-

guilty of the offence.

erally advise that you hire

There are other “in-

someone with experience

conveniences” that are too

to contest your ticket for

numerous to mention in

you, BUT that does not

this one column, that may

mean that you should be

discourage someone from

forced to do so. What this

contesting their ticket.

inconvenience does is it

None of these inconven-

puts defendants in the pos-

iences can be justified in

ition of feeling as though

my view, especially given

the process is just too

that you have a right to a

complicated and that they

trial. My advice is, if you

may as well just pay the

get a ticket take advan-

ticket. Now if I was a cynic-

tage of the free consulta-

al individual, I might think

tion offered by me and

that this inconvenience

other paralegals and get

may have been designed

the facts before deciding

to achieve this very result,

to simply pay your tick-

given that the municipality

et. Things could get very

does not need to go to the

costly after you pay the

expense of actually having

fine, and the municipality

to prove the charge against

in question may be more

you, and the municipality

concerned about revenue

receives the revenue from

than your rights.

your payment. Do these

Mark Reynolds is a for-

municipalities not receive

mer Truck Driver, MTO

mail at all, or just not from

Enforcement Officer, Prov-

someone contesting a

incial Trainer and Enforce-

source of revenue? Never

ment Coordinator and can

mind that the Charter of

be contacted at OTT Legal

Rights and Freedoms guar-

Services at 416.221.6888

antees your right to a trial.

or email MarkReynolds@

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Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA)

Alliance Hopes Perimeter Security Agreement Contains Benefits For Canada

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ttawa, Ontario – Media reports that Canada is negotiating a perimeter security agreement with the United States comes as no surprise to the Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA), as CTA has been involved in discussions on this subject since 9/11. It is a policy option not without its merits, and CTA is clearly interested in receiving further details from the federal government. Historically, CTA has had concerns that discussions about perimeter strategies would shift attention from more pressing issues that impact the flow of goods by truck across the Canada – United States border.  However, based on recent meetings and discussions with government officials there appears to

be more hope that some version of a perimeter option may provide relief to the legitimate supply chain. Supporters of the perimeter strategy see it as a better way to deal with external security concerns by allocating additional security resources either off shore or at the first point of arrival in North America. The argument is that this would allow for strategic allocation of resources where they are most needed while at the same time permitting the development of a more streamlined land border clearance system for lowrisk travellers and goods. “ C TA h a s s u p p o r t e d in theory the perimeter strategy. The historical concern for the Alliance has been that a perimeter strategy implies harmon-

ized laws and regulations as well as the outright - at least in some scenarios - elimination of the Canada-U.S. border,” said CTA Vice President of Customs Jennifer Fox. “Since 9/11 a number of programs have been put in place at the CanadaUS border to identify low risk goods, carriers and drivers and we encourage alignment between the Canadian and U.S. border programs.  Given that the development and implementation investments made by governments and the supply chain amount to billions of dollars, we don’t envision such programs disappearing over the short to medium term. As such CTA would like to see in any upcoming announcement regarding a perimeter strategy considera-

tion of extended benefits for existing trade security participants,” added Fox. CTA would like to work with governments in any future discussion involving perimeter security concepts. CTA has been actively engaged

in consultations with both US Customs Border Protection and Canadian Border Services Agency regarding border initiatives since before 9/11.  Although progress h a s b e e n m a d e C TA would encourage gov-

ernments on both sides of the border to continue to work with the trucking industry in resolving “low hanging fruit” issues that can provide immediate benefit to low risk commerce moving across the border.

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Ask The Fuel Expert

Ten Ways to Cut Your Cold Weather Fuel Costs

By Jack Lee

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hese last few weeks, Jack Frost has taken a bite out of some of us while Mother Nature has shined warmly on others. It’s that time of the year again when weather conditions can change quickly without notice, for the best or the worst. But one thing you can count on this winter is that harsh operating conditions will happen fast, so you must be prepared. Winter operations mean more fuel consumption, so here are ten recommendations to maximize your fuel investment during cold weather. With over 6,000 clients using our Fuel Management solutions we have discovered these are the best ways to cut wasted fuel. 1. Train and educate your drivers: Your drivers can control fuel consumption each time they fire up their engines. Proper training can improve fuel efficiency, economy and emissions. Hard acceleration, speeding and idling are the biggest causes of fuel waste. Initiate a training course for drivers and reward participation.

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2. Use Fuel Management Online Software: FMO is a software suite from 4Refuel that puts you in touch with all the fuel consumption data you will need to cut your fuel expenses, guaranteed. Information is available to your desk top including refuelling location, the unit fuelled and where fill ups were done. Tracking miles traveled, average speed and engine efficiency is critical to cutting fuel costs. This information will help your drivers and managers optimize routes with better planning. FMO sets up easily to import and export your data and it is incredibly user friendly. 3. Decrease Idling: Be aware of the time engines idle. Excessive idling adds to your fuel costs by as much as 50% and can shorten the life of engine oil by 75%, adding even more costs. Initiate a campaign to reduce idling time and reward participants. Allowing an engine to idle more than 3 minutes causes expensive damage which harms efficiency, shortens engine life and increases maintenance costs. It all adds up. 4. Start off slower and stop speeding: Jackrabbit starts waste fuel and save less than 3 minutes per hour driving, but can result in using 40% more fuel and increase toxic emissions by 400%! What’s the rush? Speeding is dangerous; it wastes fuel and creates higher levels of toxic

emissions. Speeds over 100 km/hour drastically impact fuel efficiencies. Trucks travelling at 120 km/hour use 50% more fuel and they also emit 100% more carbon monoxide, 50% more hydrocarbons and 31% more nitrogen oxides. 5 .  L o s e We i g h t : E x cess weight places unnecessary strain on your v e h i c l e ’s e n g i n e a n d greatly affects its fuel efficiency. By removing as little as 100 pounds you can significantly improve your gas mileage. Check each vehicle and pitch out that unnecessary weight! 6. Upload your odometer readings to maximize fuel efficiency. FMO gives you the capability to compare mileage records with fuel consumption at the click of a mouse. When you have all this information, fleet management is simple, and you can cut fuel costs fast when you see a unit that is operating outside of predetermined thresholds. 8. Cut the time you spend calculating IFTA reporting: If you cross provincial, state or national borders you know how much time it takes to file IFTA and time is part of calculating your true cost of fuel. FMO will cut your time spent gathering tax information for fleets that border cross. Refuelling data can be batched by region to each specific refuelling station so you know which jurisdiction is owed what.

8. Upgrade your Fleet: Whenever possible, invest in modern, fuel-efficient vehicles. Modern diesel engines are far more fuelefficient and perform better with modern diesel fuels such as ultra low sulphur diesel and biodiesel. Measure each piece of equipment for fuel efficiency and get rid of the bad ones! 9. Service your fleet regularly. This includes having a stringent, well-managed maintenance policy. Regular tire pressure checks can help you cut fuel too. A well maintained vehicle performs better, improves fuel efficiency, reduces toxic emissions and, in the long run, will cost less to maintain. Gather monthly maintenance reports and match them to your fleet numbers and you will stay on top of each unit and expenses too. 10. Import 3rd Party Re-

fuelling Data. You can measure and manage your fleet better when you have all the information. If your fleet is on the move chances are you refuel from a number of sources whether it is on-site, via your own fuel storage tanks or at card locks. FMO pulls each source together in one report, by unit, so you can review, manage and eliminate wasted fuel. Even if you employ half of the suggestions above, your winter fuel consumption will drop and so will

your costs. That will give you a little extra cash to spend on heating your office, rather than spewing those dollars out your tail pipe. Stay warm! Jack Lee is the founder president and CEO of 4Refuel, the largest onsite fuel management company in Canada and a global leader in technology designed to help businesses reduce their fuel expenses. Got a question about fuel? Ask the fuel expert by emailing Jack at AskTheFuelExpert @4Refuel.com.

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Announcement: Bergstrom

Bergstrom Names Two New VP’s

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n January 13th, 2011 Bergstrom, Inc. named Bill Gordon VP sales for aftermarket and NITE, and Gus Anton VP sales for off-road vehicles. “The organizational changes are designed to help streamline operations and empower the sales team to open new doors,” said Jack

Shaffer, President and Chief Operating Officer of Bergstrom Inc. “Both Bill and Gus are talented salesmen who recognize the huge opportunities in the marketplace and will help continue to grow this company.” In his role, Gordon will be responsible for aftermarket sales of all products in North America

and business development of the batterypowered NITE no-idle systems and global marketing. A 30-year veteran of the industry, Gordon was appointed director of global marketing and national aftermarket director in 2008. Gordon previously led international sales f o r B e r g s t r o m ’s N I T E

system, directing overall marketing and branding efforts for the company, as well as overseeing continuous improvements in customer service. He was previously with Sears Manufacturing in Davenport, Iowa, where he was director of sales. In addition to his new role with Bergstrom, An-

ton will continue in his current role as General Manager of Bergstrom’s Joliet facility where he is responsible for Caterpillar Global Sales, Off Highway Sales, Military Sales and the Joliet Cab assembly operation. Anton, who has more than 18 years of management experience, joined Bergstrom in 1998. He

has since held a number of positions, including plant manager and business unit manager. Prior to joining Bergstrom, Anton worked for Pactiv Corporation in Griffith, Indiana, for six years where he was the production supervisor, plant maintenance engineer, plant superintendent and plant manager.

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Announcement: Trailer Wizards

New Manager of Their Emergency Road Services

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railer Wizards (formerly Lions G a t e Tr a i l e r s / Provincial Trailer Rentals) is pleased to announce the appointment of Chuck Waterhouse as Manager, Emergency Road Services. Chuck reports directly to Steve Nash, Vice President, Trailer Wizards-Central Region, and will be coordinating the efforts of their maintenance

personnel and service partners throughout Canada and the USA. C h u c k br i n g s a l i f etime of related experie n c e t o Tr a i l e r W i z ards including; transport operations, safety a n d c o m p l i a n c e, a n d most recently fleet manager for a leading dedicated carrier. Chuck will be working closely with the Trailer Wi z a r d s t e a m s i n a l l

our Business Centers from Coast to Coast, in order to provide emergency roadside semi-trailer service. Customers can access this service through a convenient North Ameri c a n To l l F r e e N u m ber manned around the clock at 1 855.EASY ERS (327.9377) The newly branded Trailer Wizards is Canada’s leading provider

of semi-trailer solutions for lease, rent and storage. They offer full maintenance programs, 24/7 roadside assistance and have the resources to consistently deliver the equipment customers need, when they need it most. With the latest trailer tracki n g t e c h n o l o g y, t h e i r

customers can reduce costs through better fleet optimization and Trailer Wizards’ green initiatives program also positively impacts customers’ resources... and the planet’s. With over 25 Trailer Wizards locations across Canada they have made their vision of “local service...

nationwide” a reality. To learn more about Trailer Wizards including; trailer types, availability and maintenance programs, you can visit their new website at www.trailerwizards.com for further details and complete contact information nationwide.

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New Products & services

Eversure™ Spring Brake With No-Touch™ Technology

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lyria, Ohio - January 18, 2011 - Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake LLC announced a new, next-generation double-diaphragm spring brake for drum brakes that offers the lightest weight in the industry while delivering best-in-class durability and performance. The new Bendix ® EverSure™ spring brake with No Touch™ technology is now in production. The EverSure spring brake is designed to industry-standard dimensions, making it easy to install as a replacement part in the aftermarket. “In engineering the EverSure spring brake, we created a high-performing spring brake that is significantly lighter and, at the same time, more robust than others on the market,” said Mark Kromer, Chief Engineer - actuation/ slack adjuster products, for Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake (BSFB). “The new spring brake, like all Bendix® products, meets the strictest standards for performance and durability.

It’s the latest demonstration of BSFB’s leadership in providing solutions to the commercial vehicle industry.” The EverSure spring brake is more than two pounds lighter than competitive spring brakes. For trucks and trailers outfitted with the EverSure spring brake, key benefits of the weight reduction include the ability to carry increased payload and improved fuel efficiency. The lighter weight design helps offset the extra weight added to commercial vehicles by engine systems designed to meet recent emissions regulations. The product’s lighter weight also leads to the best vibration resistance in the industry. Lower vibration levels help prolong the life of the spring brake and supporting components.

Another key advancement in the Bendix® EverSure™ spring brake with NoTouch™ technology is the elimination of contact between compressed power spring coils, allowing the protective coating to remain intact and resulting in significantly better corrosion resistance than competitive products. “ W e designed the power spring of the EverSure spring brake to avoid coil contact damage, which leads to corrosion, and ultimately spring brake failure,” Kromer said. “Engineered with an increased number of active coils, the EverSure spring brake also reduces surface stresses in the power spring. The elimination of coil contact and the additional active coils allow the EverSure spring brake to set the benchmark for durability.”

BSFB also optimized the diaphragm geometry of the EverSure spring brake, resulting in best-in-class force output. While it is also available in the aftermarket, the EverSure spring brake exceeds all compliance requirements for performance and durability in Original Equipment. “We have performed extensive validation tests,” Kromer said. “Our corrosion tests, for example, demonstrate the improved durability of the EverSure power spring over competitive designs. The EverSure

lasted more than twice as long as other Original Equipment power springs. Also, our testing requirements are far more stringent than the commonly accepted SAE standards.” “We spend a lot of time listening to our customers’ concerns,” said Gary Ganaway, Director of Marketing and Global Development at BSFB. “They are concerned with added weight from recent emissions changes, an influx of less robust service parts from off-shore, as well as greater enforcement targeted at improved safety and proper mainten-

ance. We are pleased with the work of our engineers in addressing all of these concerns. On the most basic level, our customers can rest assured that, with this product, their vehicles will park - and stay parked. unched a new spring brake for air disc brake applications. Available in North America, the double diaphragm spring brake offers an alternative to current piston-style spring brakes. Previously, BSFB launched a similar product for European applications and North American trailer applications.

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Esco

Innovative Cyclone X-Series of Bead Seaters

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his new line of products, manufactured in the USA with American parts, includes the New Innovative Cyclone X-Series of bead seaters and ac-

cessories based on the manufacturers originally designed CHEETAH bead seaters. The Cyclone X-Series bead seaters have been redesigned and improved upon for

easier/faster operation and are regarded by tire service professionals as the best bead seaters on the market coming into the 2011 year. In addition to the new line of bead seaters, ESCO is proud to announce a complete line of both pneumatic and manual truck tire service tools; designed to make the job of mounting and demounting tires easier and faster. Also included in the line; redesigned agricultural/heavy duty tire bead keepers, truck wheel pullers, tire mounting bars, tire inflation cages, and much more. ESCO has locked in with Ochoa Roadrunner Products as an exclusive distributor of this new line of tire tools. This new line of ESCO tire service tools will be made available through local tire service equipment distribution centers worldwide. For more information please contact an ESCO Sales Representative at 800.352.9852 or send your email requests to sales@ esco.net.

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New Products & services

Arctic BREEZE Truck AC systems

New “Arctic Breeze” System Brings No-Idle Cab Comfort to Lighter Trucks

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ngersoll, ON - The leading developer of 12V air conditioning for trucks has introduced a new version of the popular Arctic BREEZE Truck AC system to fit into a wide range of trucks and delivery vans. Launched in 2008 as a no-idle solution for maintaining comfort in the cab without requiring an APU, the Arctic BREEZE has been seen as the trucking industry’s most successful system in Class 8 truck fleets operating on long haul routes. According to Jeff Lemon, the President and chief designer at Hammond Air Conditioning Ltd., the company took on the development of a “split system” design when customers expressed interest in Arctic BREEZE Truck AC for the Mercedes “Sprinter” cargo vans. “On larger trucks, the entire system, including the battery pack, can usually be mounted to the frame rails behind the cab or sleeper. Along with the Sprinter, we found that

there is a wide range of light and heavy trucks that need a no-idle AC system too, but have to fit it into a much more constricted space. Splitting the AC system into two separate components gives us the flexibility to fit these smaller vehicles.” The new system packages the AC components so that the condenser and fan are mounted externally, while the compressor and motor are located inside the cab. “Part of the secret to our success with the system is the efficiency of its motor,” Lemon explains. “It’s extremely compact and quiet, so it won’t disturb anyone while they sleep in cool comfort in their cab.” “Smart” solution. Keep cool. Save fuel. Last year, the US EPA added Hammond Air Conditioning to its index of environmentally “smart” transportation technologies, qualifying Hammond to display the SmartWaySM service mark. Hammond developed

the system using just 3 proprietary components, ensuring simple installation and service. Arctic BREEZE Truck AC delivers 8000 BTU of cooling, while drawing as little as 45 Amps from 6 AGM glass mat truck batteries. The fast-charging batteries recommended by Hammond provide up to 16 hours cooling time, even in the hottest regions of the country. Each system is equipped with an integrated low voltage cut-out switch to prevent draining the starting batteries. Hammond calculates that, in most applications, an investment in their truck AC systems will recover their full cost within a single season based on fuel savings alone. Operators save additional costs through reduced engine wear and virtually zero maintenance. The purchase price and installation times for the new Arctic BREEZE Truck AC split system are expected to be no different from the original.

Jeff Lemon now looks forward to working with different types of fleets all over North America. The split system, he feels, will open doors to all types of cargo vans, straight trucks and day cabs, where operators either take sleep breaks in the vehicle or have long wait times for loading. He notes that even larger trucks in Canada often present space limitations due to larger fuel tanks and shorter rails. Recently, a tour bus operator in the southern U.S. began testing the split system to keep the drivers compartment cool while passengers are sightseeing off the bus. Hammond has also begun investigating potential applications in RVs and motor homes. Hammond Air Conditioning is the world’s recognized leader in integrated aftermarket air conditioning systems for all types of equipment, trucks and boats. Arctic Wolf, Arctic WAVE and Arctic BREEZE systems represent today’s most

By moving the AC condenser and fan outside the vehicle, Hammond is now able to install Arctic BREEZE no-idle systems for light trucks and short rail frames.

compact, reliable, energyefficient AC solutions for all leading OEM brands, backed by the best in factory support and parts service. With more than 30 years experience, Hammond’s supports systems for more than 700 different vehicle types – from miniexcavators to motor graders, from heavy mining and construction equipment to material handlers and marine applications.

For more information about Hammond Air Conditioning and the full line of Arctic BREEZE Truck AC systems, contact Denise Henry or Ken Barnard at: Hammond Air Conditioning Limited, 125 Samnah Crescent, Ingersoll Ontario, Tel.: 1.800.267.2665, Fax: 1.888.267.3745 or email arcticbreeze@hammondac.com or visit www.arcticbreeze-truckac.com.

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Roll Out New White LED Interior And Dome Lights

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randview, MO Several new models of white LED interior and dome lights are the latest additions to Peterson’s safety lighting line. Designed primarily for aftermarket sales, the new Peterson-branded models combine reliable LED performance with handsome styling and economical pricing. Each carries a 3-year warranty. • Model 361 - Clear 4” round LED interior light with six diodes, polished, stainless steel housing, and removable frosted lens for mounting; 2-wire. • Model 366 - Clear 5.5” x 3” rectangular LED dome 24    February 2011

or interior light with 24 diodes and white plastic housing that mounts on

4-11/16” centers; 2-wire. • Model 369S - Clear 12” swivel LED interior rail

light with 24 diodes, on-off switch, and white plastic housing; 2-wire.

• Model 379S - Clear 5.5” round LED dome light with 30 diodes, on-off switch, white plastic housing, and removable white plastic lens for mounting; 2-wire. “We’re pleased to round out our assortment of white interior lighting with these economical new models,” said Kristen Goodson, Peterson’s Director of Product Management. “They offer Peterson quality and good looks at very attractive prices, and we look forward to having them in stock around the first of the year.” Peterson Manufacturing Company is a world-leading innovator in the pro-

duction of a complete line of vehicle safety lighting, mirrors, reflectors, antennas and related products. As an ISO 9001:2008 certified company, Peterson Manufacturing is a key subsidiary of Peterson Corporation, 12 highly specialized companies with over 3,000 people working in global transportation-related industries. For more information, contact Mark Assenmacher, Dir. of Marketing at 816-765-2000, by email at massenmacher@pmlights.com or visit their website at www.pmlights. com.

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CrimsonLogic

ACI eManifest Makes Crossing the Canadian Border Easy

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ichmond Hill, Ontario- CrimsonLogic has recently launched a new eGovernment service into its WebCustoms platform which simplifies the new Advanced Commercial Information (ACI) Highway eManifest initiative introduced by the Canada Border Services Agency ( C B S A ) . AC I H i g h w a y requires the electronic transmission of truck, trailer, driver and cargo information a minimum

of one hour before the arrival of the truck into Canada. ACI Highway is the Canadian counterpart to the ACE eManifest program in the USA. ACI Highway speeds the flow of legitimate trade and cargo processing and provides carriers with electronic authorization to move cargo into Canada. The eManifest information is also linked to the customs broker entry number, verifying cargo release with the swipe of

a barcode reducing processing time substantially at the port of arrival. CrimsonLogic created the WebCustoms platform to help the highway carrier community connect to Government and comply with new rules and regulations. Connecting to the Internet is not always easy for a driver while on the road. The WebCustoms ACI product has a full service fax option allowing the driver to fax their paper-

work to the CrimsonLogic ACI processing facility 24/7. The driver can fax his/her paperwork to one number and then CrimsonLogic will create the eManifest paperwork which is then forwarded to the customs broker. After that the driver receives a phone call when everything is completed. The fax service can even be combined with the regular web service allowing your dispatcher to take the night or weekend

off. Highway carriers are being strongly urged to get on board with ACI Highway as early as possible in order to avoid the last-minute rush once the ACI initiative becomes mandatory later this year. CBSA’s AMPS (Administrative Monetary Penalty System) will commence for highway carriers who fail to transmit an ACI eManifest in approximately 18 months time. Embracing ACI shows

that the carrier community has good faith and a willingness to facilitate safe borders and speed the flow of legitimate trade. CrimsonLogic provides 24/7 customer support via phone, email or live chat. Highway carriers interested in submitting ACI eManifests should contact CrimsonLogic at 877-763-6887, by email at salesna@crimsonlogic. com or visit www.crimsonlogic.ca.

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Tracer Products

Powerful Leak Detection Flashlight Slashes Inspection Time

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estbury, New York - Tracer P r o d u c t s has unveiled the new Tr a c e r l i n e ® T P - 8 6 9 0 OPTIMAX™ 3000 - the world’s most powerful,

portable, blue light LED fluorescent leak detect i o n f l a s h l i g h t . Wi t h its focused beam, the OPTIMAX™ 3000 makes it easier than ever to find air-conditioning and fluid

leaks. Now, technicians can pinpoint all leaks the first time and avoid comebacks due to undetected leaks and there are no cords that can get snagged on engine parts!

Tracer Products

High-Capacity, Extremely Durable, Refrigerant Scale

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estbury, New York - Tracer Products has unveiled the new TP-9366 PRO-DigiScale™ - a highcapacity, extremely durable refrigerant scale that accommodates cylinders up to 220 pounds. With the PRO-DigiScale, you can weigh and charge from the same platform! The PRO-DigiScale is simple to use. It features “best-in-class” load cell accuracy to +/- 0.25 oz (7 g), with no drift. The unit provides measurements in lbs/oz, kg/g or decimal lbs. The control head features a large LCD for easy viewing,

even in direct sunlight! Additional features include an automatic shutoff mode to conserve battery life, low-battery and over-range warning indicators, and automatic and manual “zeroing.” The PRO-DigiScale comes complete with a weighing platform, control head, communication cable and 9V alkaline battery. All components are packed in a rugged plastic carrying case. For more information about the Tracerline® TP-9366 PRO-DigiScale™, call 1.800.641.1133. Outside the United States and Canada, call 516333-1254 or

visit the website at www. tracerline.com.

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The OPTIMAX™ 3000 uses breakthrough superhi-flux LED technology to deliver 15 times brighter leak detection light than regular LED lamps. Its power equals that of 150watt lamps that must be plugged into an AC power source, and it has an inspection range of 20 feet (6.1 m) or more. Powered by a rechargeable NiMH battery, the unit has an LED lifetime of 50,000 hours. The flashlight comes with fluorescence-en-

hancing glasses and an AC battery charger. A DC charger can be purchased as an accessory. For more informa-

tion about the TP-8690 OPTIMAX™ 3000, call tollfree at 800.641.1133 or visit our website at www. tracerline.com.

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Hy-Drive Technology

Emissions Reduction With Fuel Savings

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ississauga, Ontario - December 16, 2010 - Hy-Drive Technologies Ltd., the Mississauga based alternate combustion fuels technology company will soon launch Blutip Power Te c h n o l o g i e s , p o s itioning the company’s capabilities and products to do much more when it comes to greening our planet. This will allow for exciting product expansion into a much larger market. Hy-Drive developed and established the Hydrogen Generating System (HGS)

for the North American trucking industry. The advanced as-used hydrogen generation, multi-fuel combustion control and safety interlock mechanism, has gone through extensive S.A.E. testing with impressive results that lower fuel consumption and reduce harmful emissions at the same time. Becoming Blutip P o w e r Te c h n o l o g i e s means the company will now target diesel emissions reduction with fuel economy products and services for the rapidly expanding sustainable energy and clean tech-

nology based markets. “We are still going to distribute and market as an HGS fuel savings company for highway trucks; but by expanding into emissions, we won’t limit the opportunity, we will expand market channels, acquiring profitable business via much greater coverage with an expanded number of new and re-aligned products and services. We are very excited about the future,” said Robert Bucher, the newly appointed President and CEO. Blutip Power will con-

tinue to focus on maximizing diesel combustion; however their product list will expand to include advanced multifuel combustion controls, smart telematics and a high precision, low cost, mobile command, control and monitoring solution. On the services side they intend to develop software, conduct engine combustion economy and emissions analysis, offer lab services, provide environmental packaging, as well as special program prototyping. All products and services will be available to cus-

tomers around the world. “Very few companies are positioned to meet the needs of the green sustainable energy movement the way we are. We have 15 years of multi-fuel combustion product design, testing and application knowledge behind us, and now that the trucking industry, mining industry, marine, power generation and the public transit industries; to name a few, are now focused on diesel engine emissions reduction, we plan to align ourselves with this exciting and expanding market,” stated

Bucher. Over the next 12 months Blutip Power plans to start conducting automated impact studies, develop the telematics package and service, and move forward with HGS product sales. The company is currently looking to establish alternate distributors for the HGS units globally. With the added support from suppliers, operators and academic institutions, Blutip Power expects to be a big part of the largest movement to hit our planet, the Green Movement.

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Volvo Trucks

Volvo EPA 2010 Solution Exceeding Expectations

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he most tested products in the history of Volvo Trucks North America; Volvo’s EPA’10 trucks with SCR can deliver a 5 percent or more fuel efficiency improvement and nearzero NOx and particulate emissions. In the North American marketplace for more than a year, Volvo’s No Regen Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) technology has rapidly become the EPA’10 solution of choice as more and more customers gain experience with the product. The most tested products in the history of Volvo Trucks North America; Volvo’s EPA’10 trucks with SCR can deliver a 5 percent or more fuel efficiency improvement and nearzero NOx and particulate emissions. Volvo is part of the first heavy-duty truck manufacturing group to receive EPA’10 certification, without the use of emissions credits, and began filling customer orders with production engines in the fall of 2009. Volvo’s EPA’10 solution consists of its well proven and fuel efficient D11, D13 26    February 2011

and D16 engines coupled with highly proven SCR exhaust aftertreatment technology. “Using aftertreatment - removing the targeted oxides of nitrogen or NOx downstream rather than in-cylinder - allows the engine to be retuned for maximum fuel efficiency,” said Ed Saxman, Volvo’s Powertrain Product Manager. U.S-based Heritage Transport and Canadabased Challenger Motor Freight were among the first to embrace Volvo’s EPA’10 solution and experience the benefits it has to offer. Heritage is a whollyowned subsidiary of Heritage Environmental LLC, a full-service nationwide environmental solutions provider that transports, stores and disposes of hazardous waste materials. Headquartered in Indianapolis, IN, Heritage operates 217 trucks, the majority of which are Class 8 tandem axle box trucks and tandem axle tractors. The company runs a 24hour/five-days-a-week operation with 115 day cabs and 102 sleepers. In 2009, Heritage evalu-

ated its options for converting to EPA’10 product and chose Volvo for its leading-edge No Regen SCR technology and commitment to quality, the environment and safety. The company placed an initial order for nine VN 630s with D13 500-hp engines and SCR in August 2009, and will have a total of 32 Volvo EPA’10 trucks operating by the end of this year. “As a ‘green’ company, we knew we wanted to be among the very first t o e m b r a c e t h e n e w, cleaner trucks,” said Dean DeSantis, President of Heritage Transport.  “We came to the conclusion that Volvo’s EPA 2010 solution was leading edge, and we certainly wanted to be a company that was on the leading edge of cleaning up the environment.” Challenger, too, saw the early adoption of Volvo’s EPA’10 solution as one aspect of its environmental commitment.  Headquartered in Cambridge, Ontario, the Challenger Group operates out of LEED®certified building, is an EPA SmartWay program partner, and strategically uses Longer Combination Vehicles (LCVs) to meet

capacity demands while reducing its carbon footprint.  The company employs more than 2,300 people and operates approximately 1,500 trucks and 3,300 trailers. It is the largest privately owned truckload carrier in Canada and the sixth largest trucking company in the country. Challenger put five Volvo SCR-equipped trucks into service for long-haul operations on December 31, 2009. One year later, the company is operating 91 2010 Volvo VNLs. An additional 90 Volvos are on order for 2011. Like many North American carriers, Challenger’s management knew the move to EPA’10 trucks was inevitable - but had reservations.  Before signing on, Challenger CEO Dan Einwechter traveled to Europe to experience Volvo’s SCR technology, already used in hundreds of thousands of trucks around the world, and meet with other carriers. “That really put my mind at ease about SCR,” Einwechter said. “I am now firmly in the SCR camp. The alternative solutions are unacceptable to me.”

Challenger’s experience with Volvo’s SCR technology has been “exceptional,” according to Einwechter. “While the long term journey has to be assessed, so far the Volvo EPA’10 engines have been above and beyond what we anticipated,” he said. “Volvo told us that we would have good engine performance, that the fuel economy would improve and that the use of Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) would pose no problems, even in the very cold temperatures we have in Canada,” Einwechter continued. “Volvo said it and we experienced it. We’ve had no problems at all.” SCR works by injecting DEF into the exhaust stream only as required.  DEF is nothing more than a mix of twothirds water and one-third urea, which is a common nitrogen-containing compound. DEF works with the heat of the exhaust and a catalyst to convert NOx into nitrogen and water vapor - two harmless and natural components of the air we breathe. “The Volvo EPA’10 trucks with SCR are doing a great

job for us and the emission system is working just great, trouble free,” agreed Heritage’s DeSantis. “We are very pleased that these trucks are delivering excellent fuel economy across the board, and we have the data to support it. We’ve had no regeneration issues, and frankly, the vehicles have been performing even better than we expected.” Drivers, too, are satisfied with the new Volvo trucks. “Other than topping off the DEF every few refuels, the SCR technology is transparent to the driver,” explained Saxman. When the new trucks were introduced at Challenger, the company focused on educating drivers. “We spent a lot of time with the teams that were driving the five initial trucks,” said Einwechter.  “These early adopters spread the word and we’ve been fine with all our drivers.” Orders for Class 8 trucks equipped with EPA’10 certified Volvo Group engines – which include the Volvo D11, D13, and D16 – have already surpassed the 25,000 mark.

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New Products & services

Maxon Lift Corporation

Next-Generation GPT Liftgate

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anta Fe Springs, California - January 6, 2011 – Maxon Lift Corp, the leader in liftgates, is excited to announce the launch of the next generation of its best-selling Tuk-A-Way® liftgate, the GPT (Grand Prix Tuk-A-Way®). This newest generation features - among many other upgrades - a bolt-on extension plate and bolt-on step options, resulting in a fully integrated liftgate product. Since the invention of the first Tuk in 1957 by company founder Max Lugash, Maxon has dominated the Tuk-A-Way® segment. In-

novations such as the GPT, which revolutionized the industry with its introduction in 1986, have clearly established Maxon’s dominance in this segment. Decades later, Maxon again made strides by being at the forefront of the bolt-on revolution: first in 2001 with its MTB, a full body bolt-on gate, then in 2007 with its BMRSD, a bolt-on ready Columnlift® with pre-installed mounting brackets. Bolting on the extension plate and steps, versus the current practice of welding, has two crucial

advantages: it overcomes corrosion issues - induced by welding and repainting

- and it simplifies installation. Welding results in corrosion issues due to the fact that factory paint has to be removed before the welding process, and then repainted once again

when welding is complete. Not to mention, welding is a crude process that is costly, time consuming and lacks precision. Additionally, t h e

bolt-on solution simplifies installation by elim-

inating the practice of adding aftermarket steps during the installation process. Today, aftermarket steps are typically added by installers, which results in additional welding on the gate and associated corrosion issues. Consequently, the newest generation GPT comes with Maxon-made bolton steps and a bolton extension plate, resulting in a truly integrated product that streamlines deployment and cuts costs. Maxon Lift Corp. was founded in 1957. That same year, owner Max

Lugash invented the TukA-Way® liftgate, which remains the largest selling style of liftgate in North America. For more than fifty years, Maxon Lift Corp. has initiated and developed a variety of innovative products that have become truck equipment industry benchmarks. Find out why “The Future is Now” with the next-generation GPT at http://www.maxonlift. com/products/tukaway. More company information can be obtained from Maxon and local Maxon sales representatives at 800.227.4116 or visit www. maxonlift.com.

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Con-way Freight

SafeStack Cargo Loading System Fleetwide

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on-way Freight announced on January 20th, 2011 the nationwide deployment of SafeStack, an advanced load management and cargo protection system, installed across its less-thantruckload fleet of 16,800 freight trailers in North America. T h e u n i q u e, a d j u s t able decking and securing system enables LTL shipments to be handled more efficiently, travel more securely and gain increased protection against damage. Con-way Freight

retrofitted its existing fleet of 16,800 28-foot “pup” trailers with the SafeStack system, and is installing the equipment in 1,300 new trailers scheduled for delivery this year. The system was purchased from Ancra International, which applied its expertise in aircraft cargo systems to the manufacture of highly engineered freight loading, decking and restraint systems designed for the rigors of trucking operations. Heavy-duty, aluminum tracks are attached to supporting vertical posts

along the trailer walls. Height-adjustable horizontal shoring beams clamp securely into the vertical tracks and can be moved up and down in 1-inch increments, creating multiple decking platforms set at precise levels for palletized freight of various shapes and sizes. The system also features customdesigned anchors and heavy-duty straps that securely brace and tie down shipments to prevent movement in transit and protect shipments against damage. Running parallel with

system installation was an extensive education and hands-on training program for Conway Freight drivers and freight operations personnel nationwide. All freight handling employees were trained in best practices and proper use of the tools and then certified -- more than 15,000 employees to date. In addition, feedback from C o n - w a y ’s d r i v e r s o n the design of SafeStack’s components led to a number of improvements which increased the system’s utility and usability. As drivers and dock

associates have become proficient with the SafeStack tools, shipment delivery exceptions, a leading indicator of customer claims, have declined while productivity and operating efficiencies have improved. Trailers are achieving better cube utilization in the daytime pickup and delivery (P&D) operation, creating opportunity for drivers to pick up and deliver more customer shipments per route, compared to preSafeStack-equipped trailers. In the night-time

line-haul operation, SafeStack is generating additional benefits. On a nightly basis, Con-way Freight’s network operates roughly 8,000 intercity trips, or schedules (a schedule or trip consists of a company driver and tractor operating a double-trailer set running between two service centers). SafeStack has enabled consistently improving load factor and more complete trailer space utilization, requiring fewer trailers and a reduced number of schedules to move nightly freight volumes.

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New Products & services

Prevost/Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC

First Motor Coach Manufacturer to Utilize Driver Assistance Technology

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lyria, Ohio – January 20th, 2011 - Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC, a leader in the development and manufacture of innovative active safety and braking system technologies for commercial vehicles, has expanded its presence in the marketplace. Prevost, a chief North American manufacturer of premium touring and conversion coaches, launched Prevost Aware™ – Adaptive Cruise Braking by Bendix® as an option for its H-series motor coach models, making it the first motor coach manufacturer to launch adaptive cruise control with braking as an option. Prevost Aware – Adaptive Cruise Braking by Bendix, launched today at the United Motorcoach Association (UMA) Motorcoach Expo in Tampa, Florida, is an innovative technology that delivers warnings and proactive interventions that can help coach drivers avoid collisions. The system also includes Bendix® ESP® full stability to help drivers mitigate rollover and loss-of-control situations on dry, wet, snow and ice-covered roadways. “Passenger safety is the paramount concern of drivers and fleets in the

motor coach industry,” said Michael Power, Director of Marketing and Communications for Prevost. “Prevost Aware is a technology that Prevost feels can help coach fleets and their drivers deliver their passengers an even safer riding experience.” Using a radar sensor mounted to the front of the vehicle – and building upon the Bendix ESP fullstability technology – the system assists the driver to maintain a set following distance between the motor coach and the forward vehicle. With cruise control on and speed set, Prevost Aware™ – Adaptive Cruise Braking by Bendix® will warn and provide active interventions – reducing throttle, engaging the engine retarder and, if necessary, automatically applying the foundation brakes to help the driver maintain the intended following distance. When cruise control is not engaged, the driver still receives the benefit of following distance alerts to let him/her know if he/ she is getting too close to the forward vehicle. This can be especially helpful during those conditions when cruise control should not be used, such as inclement weather and

heavy traffic. Plus, the inclusion of Bendix® ESP® full-stability technology helps drivers mitigate rollover and loss-of-control situations on dry, wet, snow and ice-covered roadways. A unique feature of the Bendix system – Stationary Object Alerts – provide always-on, audible and visual alerts to the driver when the vehicle is approaching a stationary metallic object, such as a stalled or stopped car, steel drum, or other road obstruction blocking their lane of travel. The alert is given to the driver up to three seconds before a potential impact, enabling the driver to appropriately respond to the impending threat. “Motor coach safety is an important issue for fleets, as well as legislators and regulators – and Prevost’s leadership in this area is second-to-none,” said Fred Andersky, Bendix Director of Marketing – Controls. “Bendix believes that active or adaptive cruise with braking technology – coupled with full stability – is critical in helping to mitigate many of the most devastating motor coach accidents, including rearend collisions, rollovers and loss-of-control. This

is the first application of the Bendix® active cruise with braking technology outside of the trucking market, and we believe that there will be many opportunities for this safety technology within the coach industry, as well as medium-duty truck and military applications.” “These technologies can help drivers in a number of situations,” continued Andersky, “but Prevost Aware by Bendix and Bendix ESP do not replace the need for good drivers, safe driving practices, and proactive driver training.” About Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems, a member of the Knorr-Bremse Group, develops and supplies leading-edge active

safety technologies, air brake charging, and control systems and components under the Bendix® brand name for mediumand heavy-duty trucks, tractors, trailers, buses, and other commercial vehicles throughout North America. An industry pioneer, employing more than 2,000 people, Bendix is driven to deliver solutions for improved vehicle performance, safety, and overall operating cost. Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems is headquartered in Elyria, Ohio, with manufacturing plants in Acuña, Mexico; Bowling Green, Ky.; Huntington, Ind. For more information, call 800.AIR.BRAKE (800.247.2725) or visit www.bendix.com. Follow Bendix on Twitter at http://twitter.com/Ben-

dix_CVS. About Prevost Prevost is a leading manufacturer of premium intercity touring coaches and the world leader in the production of conversion coaches for high-end motorhome and specialty conversion. A company in the Volvo Group of Companies, it has access to the financial strength, research capability, and manufacturing expertise of the group. The Volvo Group is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of heavy-duty diesel engines. Prevost has its main manufacturing facilities in Sainte-Claire, Quebec, Canada and has seven Parts and Service Centers located in the United States and Canada. Visit them at www.prevostcar. com.

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Ridewell Suspensions And Custom Trailers

Introducing The PHOENIX Conversion System

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his distinctive turn-key conversion program will allow older trailers to remain legal, to evade mandatory weight reductions and continue to carry the maximum permissible weight under impending S.P.I.F. legislation. Trailer owners can retrofit their trailer from obsolescence to state-of-the-art. The PHOENIXConversion System gives owners of older dump trailers a solution

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to avoid the impending weight claw-back that is facing them in 2011. Renew, Revitalize, Rejuvenate and Refresh. The conversion offers an appreciably lower price than the cost of a new trailer and does not require modification or costly reconstruction of the existing frame. The conversion system features industry common components, Custom Trailers manufacturing

facility, but installer inquiries are welcome. Advantages: • All new heavy duty running gear, with chassis reinforcement • True self equalizing, 100% air ride suspension system • H e a v y d u t y, l i g h t weight components • Benefit of dual tires on SSA • Same allowable gross weight as a brand new S.P.I.F. trailer

• Additional 1,650 kgs (3,637 lbs) capacity • Option to re-use existing axles available • No costly or major reconstruction of existing frame required • Minimal down time to complete the conversion • Dealer and installer programs available • Value added options and upgrade/retrofit opportunities available • Adds 5 years of warranty coverage to your

existing trailer • Significantly increases the resale value of the trailer For additional information on Custom Trailers, the Phoenix Conversion System or in becoming an installer, please contact David Hilliard at: Larry’s Custom Trailer Mfg. Inc., Box 634, Colborne, Ontario, K0K 1S0, Phone: 905.355.5154, Fax: 905.355.5156 or visit www.customtrailers.ca.

Ridewell manufactures suspensions for the truck, trailer, bus, and RV industries. The company supplies the North American community and many other countries worldwide. For more information contact Ridewell Corporation, P.O. Box 4586, Springfield, MO 65808. Phone: 800.641.4122, Fax: 417.833.4560 or visit www.ridewellcorp. com.

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New Products & services

February 2011   29


tires & Wheels

Analyzing Scrap Tires Can Pay Big Dividends By Tim Miller

I

t’s hard to imagine many jobs as unpleasant as dealing with scrap tires. Most fleets store, pile, throw (circle the word appropriate to your operation) scrap tires somewhere behind the maintenance shop. The tires often settle in a lowlying area where they collect water, mold, mildew and, eventually, bugs (usually mosquitoes). Then, when the pile gets so big that it can no longer be ignored, somebody makes a phone call and the tires are unceremoniously hauled way. Instead of looking at the pile of tires as a nuisance to be discarded, consider the hidden treasure your company may be throwing away. In that pile of tires is knowledge. That smelly, dirty, bug-infested pile of scrap may tell you some good stories about what is right and perhaps more importantly, what is wrong with your tire program. The great news is that the first trip to the scrap pile for tire analysis is only the beginning. With the information you gather over time, you can start to see trends that can guide you in making choices about driver training or fleet maintenance procedures. Eventually, you’ll see if those choices have a positive effect. Collecting The Data Going through a pile of scrap tires should not be a one-person job. It’s easier to have at least one person to help move tires around and another to write and input tire data. The more tires there are to move, the more people you may want to recruit. The sales

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representative from your local tire dealer may agree to help you with this task. Since tires can be dirty, particularly ones that have been sitting for some time, be sure everyone wears old clothes (coveralls are even better) and leather gloves to protect their hands against cuts and scrapes. Have at least one large awl available for digging into cuts, nail holes and loose belts. Other useful tools include long nose pliers, flashlight, tire crayon and tread depth gauge. But before diving into the pile of tires, create a blank spreadsheet with the following headings: Tire Brand Type # RT’s 32 nds Last RT DOT/Date Reason Start at the last column on the right of your spreadsheet and work to the left: Reason: Briefly describe why the tire is sitting in the scrap pile. If a tire is worn evenly down to 2/32nds, has multiple retreads and has no holes in it, give it a pat on the tread. It made it. Here is a tire that fulfilled its early life promise to you: “Buy me, and I will deliver lots of original miles and many more as a retread, as a retread and again, as a retread.” But, just as there are many people in a big city with many stories to tell, you’ll find some tires in your little village of tires with sad stories to tell. Determining just what those stories are can be a challenge for even the most seasoned tire professionals. The “Radial Tire Conditions Analysis Guide” at http://www. atabusinesssolutions. com/p-30-ata-radial-tireconditions-analysis-guide.

aspx is available from the American Trucking Associations’ Technology and Maintenance Council may be able to help. This book not only has great color photos of all kinds of tire conditions, it also lists the probable causes. A few of those causes may stem from driver abuse, such as brake skids and sidewall curb damage, which can be great subjects to cover in your next driver meeting or training class. While it’s a shame, it’s possible you may see a brand new tire with a brake skid worn through all the belts and into or past the body ply of the tire, it happens. Such wear conditions are best caught when the tire is still on the tractor or trailer, so a correction can be made immediately. But, even if they aren’t discovered until the tire is in the scrap pile, other issues such as irregular tire wear can still offer glimpses into how well the shop is doing in maintaining proper vehicle alignment. Too many tires with big differences between the wear on one side of the tread and the wear on the other side indicate that alignment issues are not being addressed. Those differences may be a sign alignment checks need to be reviewed. Last Retread DOT/Date: If retreading is part of your tire program (and it should be), you will be happy to see three or four retread and date codes branded onto the sidewall of your tires. Each time a retreader puts a new tread on one of your tires, a U.S. Department of Transportation assigned a two-letter ID code and the week and year of the retreading is branded on the tire. So, if you find an issue with a repair or retread materials or workmanship, you can trace the problem back to the source. 32nds (tread depth): Ideally, tires in a scrap pile should be worn down to the tread

depth that has been designated as the “pull” depths for steer, drive and trailer tires and the depth should be fairly consistent across and around the tire. Often, when some sort of irregular wear pattern has happened, tread depth measurements can be vastly different depending on where you measure. First, note this irregular wear, then measure the shallowest point in a “major tread groove” and record this as the tire’s tread depth. Recording the tread depth allows you to see trends among prematurely wearing tires. Over time, what you learn from scrap tire analysis should extend your tire mileage and the average tread depth of tires. Number of Retreads (# RT’s): For each tire you inspect, the number of retread codes tells you how many times the tire has been retreaded. Over the long term, you may find that some brands of tires or tire models within a particular brand lend themselves well to the retreading process since you get more retreads per casing. Gather lots of data before you draw conclusions. New Tire Brand and Type: A scrap tire analysis should tell you what is working for you and what is not. Over time, with several scrap tire parties under your belt, your spreadsheet of scrap tire data might begin to show some definite trends. Over time you might discover that some tires can more consistently handle multiple retreadings. If that’s the case, you may want to address these trends with your dealer or tire manufacturer representative. The tires in your fleet are also valuable assets to your operation. Wrestling them around in a scrap pile is hard work but the information they can reveal may save you a lot of money in the long run. The stories told by the tires in the scrap

pile will give you subject matter for future meetings with your shop technicians and drivers. A scrap pile analysis also gives you information for choosing tires with the proper tread designs and the right retreading methods for your fleet operation. It allows you to assess how well

new tire developments work for your fleet operation. A good scrap tire analysis program can help you avoid past mistakes and can result in reducing future tire costs. Tim Miller is the Commercial Tire Marketing Communications Manager for Goodyear.

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Tires & Wheels

Goodyear Tire Special Report

Part II – Match Mounting Steer & Tag Axle Tires

G

a dimple to indicate the

road, everyday occur-

as the name implies. The

wheel with a combined

combination of gravity and

etting steer axle tires to roll true is especially import-

“low point” of the wheel.

rences such as locking the

center hole in the wheel

run-out of.035 inches that

tolerances will automatic-

Due to the way aluminum

brakes or an impact might

contacts a metal projection

happens to line up with a

ally reduce your run-out.

wheels are made (turned

change the high points and

on the hub called a tang.

wheel that is.020 inch from

ant since the driver will

from an aluminum billet);

low points of the tire and

The tight fit between the

the center of the hub would

Steer tires tend to send

feel imbalance or out-of-

they have very little or no

the wheel from when they

wheel and the tang on the

result in a.055 inch total

their vibrations through the

round through the steering

run-out.

were new. So, if the vibra-

hub centers the wheel on

run-out. A very sensitive

steering wheel, but drive

tion returns, you may need

the hub. This is by far the

vehicle that cannot tolerate

tires prefer the driver’s

to reset your tires.

most popular wheel pilot-

a run-out of more than.045

seat. For vibration attrib-

ing method in the trucking

inches might have a ride

uted to out-of-round drive

industry.

issue with this combina-

axle tires on a truck with

tion.

dual tires, you can use the

By Tim Miller

wheel.

All marked tires can

Dual Drive Tires

One way to reduce the

be “match mounted” to

run-out of a tire/wheel as-

marked, steel wheels. Of

Now, if we have tire/

sembly is to “match mount”

course, this process works

wheel assemblies that

steer tires. Most tire manu-

best when new tires are

have acceptable run-out

Stacking and Unstacking

facturers place a dot on

mounted on new wheels.

and are properly balance-

If the kids are playing

So, if we measure the

fact that you have two tires

tires (especially steer axle

If the high point of a new

corrected and we still have

in the living room and

run-out (using the dial

on the end of the drive axle

tires) that indicates where

tire is matched with the

a vibration issue, what

the noise level builds to

indicator mentioned ear-

to an advantage. Find the

the “high point” is located.

low point of a new wheel,

can we do next? There is

the point that we can’t

lier) and we mark the high

high point of run-out on

In the case of Goodyear

the resulting assembly is

one more procedure that

stand it anymore, they

point of radial run-out on

each tire, then install the

tires, this dot is red. Other

more “round” than any

might reduce or eliminate

have reached our tolerance

the tire (with a crayon or

tires on the drive axle with

manufacturers may mark

random positioning of the

the vibration.

level. In an engineering

silver pen), we can loosen

the high points 180 degrees

with different colored dots,

tire to the wheel. If the

Where wheels meet

sense, tolerance means

the lug nuts of the hub pi-

apart. This can essentially

so check with your dealer

match mounted tire/wheel

hubs

that there is a certain

loted system, spin the tire/

create a situation where

to find out exactly what to

assembly still has a com-

There are two ways that

amount of imperfection

wheel until the high point

forces that create vibration

look for on each brand of

bined run-out that is over

wheels are “centered” on

we are willing to accept be-

is at the top and let gravity

can “cancel” each other

tires you use. Technically,

a specific limit, either the

the axles.

cause in most cases, things

be our friend. Tighten the

and a smoother ride will

this marking indicates the

tire or the wheel or both

Stud piloting requires

cannot be made perfectly.

lug nuts with the high point

result. Clock the red dots at

“high point of radial 1st

are out of tolerance. To

chamfered bolt holes in

In the case of attaching a

of run-out at the 12 o’clock

the 12:00 o’clock and 6:00

harmonic” on the tire, but

get a vehicle back on the

the wheel and ball seat

wheel to a hub, with either

position.

o’ clock positions.

to those less technically

road, replace with a match

(tapered) lug nuts. Simply

the hub-piloted or stud-

In this example, the over-

inclined, it’s the high point

mounted tire/wheel within

put, tightening the lug nuts

piloted centering method,

all run-out would have

There are several ways

of the tire.

the specific tolerance.

centers the wheel on the

a perfectly centered result

been measured at.055

to balance tire/wheel as-

hub of the axle.

is impossible due to the

inch. You would not know,

semblies. Many companies

tolerance required to make

or even need to know,

market materials that can

sure that everything fits

the fact that this number

be placed in the tires or

together smoothly.

is composed of the sum

devices that attach to the

Strange as it may sound,

of.035 and.020 inches.

wheel, and balance correc-

we can combine tires and

But, by using the method

tion happens as the vehicle

wheels that are not per-

above, you have dropped

travels down the road.

fectly round, along with

the run-out to.015 inches.

gravity and the fact that

Aluminum Wheels –

assembly on a static bal-

Special Case

ancer, balance correc-

Steel wheel manufactur-

Don’t forget, as the

ers mark their wheels with

vehicle rolls down the

Hub piloting is exactly

it is nearly impossible to

Balance

By placing a tire/wheel

It was mentioned earlier

tion can be achieved, but

that aluminum wheels,

only in one plane. On a

A vibration may be

due to the way they are

static balancer (sometimes

caused by the fact that the

produced, have little or no

called a bubble balancer),

high point of the tire/wheel

run-out. A good trick is to

the tire and wheel are

assembly is “stacked” with

always mount tires that are

like a child’s seesaw and

an imperfectly centered

marked for high point with

a balance weight can be

wheel on a hub. Independ-

the high point dot aligned

attached to make the as-

ently, neither imperfection

with the valve stem. In-

sembly level.

would cause a problem,

struct technicians to fit

A dynamic balancer, if

but if both are aligned at

wheels onto vehicles with

properly calibrated and

the point of rotation, the

the valve at the 12 o’clock

correctly used, can tell the

effects are compounded.

position (high point up)

operator how to balance

and tighten lug nuts. The

the tire in two planes. The

perfectly center wheels on hubs, to our advantage.

For example, a tire and

use of lead weights for balance correction is also somewhat traditional but, due to the health issues surrounding the use of lead, is probably a method that will disappear in the A dynamic balancer, if properly calibrated and correctly used, can tell the operator how to balance the tire in two planes. The use of lead weights for balance correction is also somewhat traditional but, due to the health issues surrounding the use of lead, is probably a method that will disappear in the future. Other materials can be substituted for lead but, this usually means a larger (in size) weight will be required.

future. Other materials can be substituted for lead but, this usually means a larger (in size) weight will be required. Tim Miller is the Commercial Tire Marketing Communications Manager for

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Alberta

Alberta

brooks

lloydminster

NAPA Auto Parts Box 1276, Brooks, AB T1R 1C1 Tel: 403.501.5551 Fax: 403.501.5665 Email: bnapa@telus.net Contact: Brian Sieble

calgary

Traction

329 – 72nd Ave. S.E., Unit 82, Calgary, AB, T2C 4X6 Tel: 403.279.2870 Fax: 403.279.4372 Email: pjoseph@uapinc.com Contact: Pat Joseph

edmonton

Traction Head Office 18532 – 116 Avenue Edmonton, AB T5S 2W8 Tel: 780.489.7555 Fax: 780.481.0148 Email: robrien@uapinc.com Contact: Richard O’Brien th

edmonton north west

Traction

18051 – 111th Avenue Edmonton NW, AB T5S 2P2 Tel: 780.444.4334 Fax: 780.444.7204 Email: rdodds@uapinc.com Contact: Rob Dodds

edmonton south

Traction

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

edson

NAPA Auto Parts 4657A 4833 – 2nd Avenue Edson, AB, T7E 1T8 Tel: 780.712.4152 Fax: 780.712.4212 Email: kpero@napacanada.com Contact: Kris Pero

fort mcmurray

Paramount Parts Inc. 36 Riedel Street, Fort McMurray, AB T9H 3E1 Tel: 780.791.3000 Fax: 780.790.0365 Email: busick@napacanada.com Contact: Brent Usick

grande prairie

Traction

#4 16101 – 101 Street, Grande Prairie, AB T8V 0P2 Tel: 780.538.3038 Fax: 780.538.3398 Email: hharmsen@uapinc.com Contact: Harold Harmsen

High Prairie

High Prairie Truck & Trailer Ltd 5309 – 53rd Avenue, High Prairie, AB T0G 1E0 Tel: 780.523.4777 Fax: 780.523.4773 Contact: Crosby Rich

Truck Zone

5205 – 65th Street Lloydminster, AB, T9V 2E8 Tel: 780.875.7712 Fax: 780.875.4039 Email: peter@truck-zone.com Contact: Peter Parkinson

medicine hat

Hydraco Industries Ltd. 2110 – 9 Avenue S.W. Medicine Hat, AB T1A 7G8 Tel: 403.526.2244 Fax: 403.526.1074 Email: jkaramanos@hydraco.com Contact: John Karamanos th

peace river

Peace Truck & Trailer Ltd. 9103 – 75th Street Peace River, AB, T8S 1T2 Tel: 780.624.8655 Fax: 780.624.8592 Email: pttrh@telus.net Contact: Rene Houle

red deer

Traction

8045 Edgar Industrial Cr. Red Deer, AB, T4P 3R2 Tel: 403.342.7884 Fax: 403.342.7377 Email: rcain@uapinc.com Contact: Ron Cain

rocky mountain house

NAPA #6260

4528F – 47th Avenue Rocky Mtn House, AB, T4T 0A9 Tel: 403.845.2709 Fax: 403.845.2786 Email: dauld@napacanada.com Contact: Dave Auld

Wabasca

Pelican Automotive 2330 Pelican Business Park, Wabasca, AB T0G 2A0 Tel: 780.891.3600 Fax: 780.891.3615 Contact: Shawn Molloy British Columbia

burns lake

Polar Park Automotive 831 Hwy 16 West Burns Lake, BC, V0J 1E0 Tel: 250.692.7501 Fax: 250.692.7985 Email: kebrown@napacanada.com Contact: Keith Brown

Fort Nelson

Traction CHR-ACK Parts & Repairs 4704 – 48th Avenue, Fort Nelson, BC V0C 1R0 Tel: 250.774.3273 Fax: 250.774.3274 Email: colleen@chr-ack.com Contact: John & Colleen Reynolds

kamloops

hinton

Pineridge Trailer & Equipment Ltd.

120 North Street Hinton, AB, T7V 1S8 Tel: 780.865.8800 Fax: 780.865.7628 Email: gireland@napacanada.com

1875 Kryczka Place, Kamloops, BC, V1S 1S4 Tel: 250.374.3100 Fax: 250.374.0631 Contact: Fred Daku

NAPA Auto Parts 4236A

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British Columbia

kelowna

Central Valley Truck Service Ltd 105 Adams Road Kelowna, BC, V1X 7R1 Tel: 250.765.7738 Fax: 250.765.7705 Email: kelownatraction@shawbiz.ca Contact: Rick Viens

prince george

NAPA – PG

564 – 2nd Avenue Prince George, BC, V2L 2Z9 Tel: 250.563.7778 Fax: 250.563.4994 Email: kcarter@napacanada.com Contact: Kevin Carter

quesnel

NAPA Traction 1185 Hwy 97 North Quesnel, BC, V2J 2Y3 Tel: 250.991.0650 Fax: 250.991.0620 Email: nbiller@napacanada.com Contact: Nick Biller

rosedale

Ridgeline HD Parts Ltd. 9880 McGrath Road Rosedale, BC V0X 1X0 Tel: 604.794.7078 Fax: 604.794.0099 Email: jfast@tycrop.ca Contact: Joel Fast

smithers

Smithers Parts & Service 3465 Victoria Drive Smithers, BC V0J 2N0 Tel: 250.847.4287 Fax: 250.847.5038 Email: dansps@telus.net Contact: Dan Groot

squamish

Triton Auto & Ind. Ltd. 1003 Industrial Way Squamish, BC, V0N 3G0 Tel: 604.892.5951 Fax: 604.892.3986 Email: info@tritonindustries.ca Contact: Mike Bothroyd

Surrey

Trailine Trailer Parts Ltd. 10304A – 120th Street, Surrey, BC V3V 4G1 Tel: 604.582.4888 Fax: 604.582.4880 Email: trailine@telus.net Contact: Steve Knowlan

terrace

Bow Valley Machine 5107 Keith Avenue Terrace, BC, V8G 1K8 Tel: 250.638.0099 Email: terracetraction@citywest.ca Contact: Steve Leal

williams lake

WL Forestry Supplies Ltd. 675 McKenzie Avenue Williams Lake, BC, V2G 1N9 Tel: 250.392.6699 Fax: 250.392.6644 Email: tgood@napacanada.com Contact: Tom Good

Manitoba

brandon

RCB Truck & Trailer Ltd. 5600 Richmond Ave. E. Brandon, MB, R7A 7L5 Tel: 204.727.4850 Fax: 204.727.2068 Email: rcbt2@mts.net Contact: Rick Blaine

winnipeg

Traction 200 Oak Point Highway Winnipeg, MB, R2R 1V1 Tel: 204.956.9490 Fax: 204.949.9493 Email: lross@uapinc.com Contact: Louise Ross N. W. territories

yellowknife

Delta Mike Holdings Ltd. 114 – 314 Old Airport Road Yellowknife, NT, X1A 3T2 Tel: 867.669.6272 Fax: 867.669.6282 Email: yknapa@ssimicro.com Contact: Doug Moodie Ontario

Traction Ontario Head Office 6895 Menway Court, Mississauga, ON L5S 1W2 Tel: 905.612.0032 or 905.672.3288 Fax: 905.612.8572 Email: robrien@uapinc.com Web: www.uapinc.com

bancroft

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

barrie 255 Saunders Road, Barrie, ON L4N 9A3 Tel: 705.792.1371 Fax: 705.792.1591 Contact: Jason Nelson Email: jnelson@uapinc.com

Belleville

Quinte Truck & Trailer Parts 280 Jamison Bone Road, Belleville ON K8N 5B5 Tel: 613.966.6070 Fax: 613.966.0720

bolton

Visco Industrial 1 Simpson Road, Bolton, ON L7E 1E4 Tel: 905.857.2071 Fax: 905.857.2070

cambridge 1090 Fountain Street North, Units 12 & 13, Cambridge, ON N3E 1A3 Tel: 519.653.3427 Fax: 519.653.0608 Contact: Jim Curley Email: jcurley@uapinc.com

Ontario

dryden

Ontario

sudbury

D & S Auto

Sudbury Truck & Trailer Inc

495 Government Street P.O. Box 697 Dryden, ON P8N 2Z3 Tel: 807.223.3227 Fax: 807.223.4245 Contact: Dale Green

510 Whissell Avenue, Sudbury, ON P3B 2Z3 Tel: 705.673.3613 Fax: 705.673.4411 Contact: Cheryl Schroeder

hamilton

Tractor Trailer Service

30 Bancroft Street Hamilton, ON L8E 2W5 Tel: 905.561.0932 Fax: 905.561.3280 Contact: Brian Kinzel Email: bkinzel@uapinc.com

hanover

JD Truck Parts 790 – 10th Street, Hanover, ON N4N 1S2 Tel: 519.364.1848 Fax: 519.364.7738 Contact: Brad Wedow Email: jdtruck@wightman.ca

kenora

D & S Auto 1051 Railway Street, Kenora, ON P9N 3W8 Tel: 807.468.9894 Fax: 807.468.8436 Contact: Dale Green Email: dgreen@napacanada.com

london 2405 Scanlan Street, London, ON N5W 6G9 Tel: 519.455.3440 Fax: 519.455.2812 Contact: Derek Dutt Email: ddutt@uapinc.com

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: dpaddock@uapinc.com

New Liskeard

Traction New Liskeard 437136 Hawn Drive, New Liskeard, ON P0J 1P0 Tel: 705.647.8707 Fax: 705.647.9362

north bay

Service 1 Mufflers & More 2621 Trout Lake Road 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: msaindon@uapinc.com

st. catharines

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

thunder bay

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whitby 1751 Wentworth St. W., Units 3-6, Whitby, ON L1N 8R9 Tel: 905.432.2785 Fax: 905.571.5436 Contact: Paul MacLean Email: pmaclean@uapinc.om Saskatchewan

meadow lake

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

moose jaw

Golden West Trailer & Equipment Ltd. 1802 Stadacona West Moose Jaw, SK, S6H 4N8 Tel: 306.692.7402 Fax: 306.694.0607 Email: timgoldenwesttrailer@ sasktel.net Contact: Tim Trafford

prince albert

Unified Auto Parts Inc. 365-36th Street West Prince Albert, SK S6V 7L4 Tel: 306.764.4220 Fax: 306.763.7988 Email: mark.napa@sasktel.net Contact: Mark Krasicki

regina

Traction 405 Park Street Regina, SK, S4N 5B2 Tel: 306.721.8333 Fax: 306.721.4446 Email: mdevers@uapinc.com Contact: Max Devers

saskatoon

Traction

#2, 2915 Faithfull Avenue Saskatoon, SK, S7K 8E8 Tel: 306.244.9877 Fax: 306.244.9878 Email: jstinson@uapinc.com Contact: Jeff Stinson

swift current

Brake & Drive Ltd. 1511 Cheadle Street West Swift Current, SK S9H 5G4 Tel: 306.773.7293 Fax: 306.773.5511 Email: brakeanddrive@sasktel.net Contact: Bruce Borden


Alberta

Alberta

edmonton

PEACE RIVER

McCoy Service Centre West

Peace Truck & Trailer

17303 – 114th Avenue, Edmonton, AB T5S 2R9 Tel: 780.453.8706 Fax: 780.453.8758 Email: djabs@mccoycorporation.ca Contact: Darnell Jabs

9103 – 75th Street, Peace River, AB T8S 1T2 Tel: 780.624.8655 Fax: 780.624.8592 Email: pttrh@telus.net Contact: Rene Houle

McCoy Service Centre South 3904 – 78 Avenue, Edmonton, AB T6B 2W4 Tel: 780.468.1471 Fax: 780.440.1394 kmitchell@mccoycorporation.ca Contact: Ken Mitchell

red deer

th

grande prairie

Bradvin Trailer Sales Ltd. 10920 – 87th Avenue, Grande Prairie, AB T8V 8K4 Tel: 780.539.6260 Fax: 780.539.4247 Email: bwillsey@bradvin.com Contact: Brad Willsey

McCoy Service Centre 4841 – 78th Street, Red Deer, AB, T4P 1N5 Tel: 403.343.8771 Fax: 403.340.0888 lackerman@mccoycorporation.ca Contact: Larry Ackerman

sundre

Partco Truck Parts & Service Box 1187, West Road Industrial Park, Sundre, AB T0M 1X0 Tel: 403.638.3414 Fax: 403.638.4232 Email: s.lausen@airenet.com Contact: Daryl Peters or Scott Lausen

high prairie

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

British Columbia

chilliwack

Lickman Truck & Trailer

lloydminster 5205 – 65 Street, Lloydminster, AB, T9V 2E8 Tel: 780.875.7712 Fax: 780.875.4039 Email: peter@truck-zone.com Contact: Peter Parkinson

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

medicine hat

fort nelson

Truck Zone th

Hydraco Industries Ltd. 2110 – 9th Avenue S.W., Medicine Hat, AB T1A 7G8 Tel: 403.526.2244 Fax: 403.526.1074 Email: jkaramanos@hydraco.com Contact: John Karamanos

CHR-ACK Parts & Repairs 4704 – 49 Avenue, Fort Nelson, BC, V0C 1R0 Tel: 250.774.3273 Fax: 250.774.3274 Email: colleen@chr-ack.com Contact:John & Colleen Reynolds th

British Columbia

Prince George

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

smithers

Ontario

hamilton

Barton Truck Centre Ltd.

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

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

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

Caledonia

hanover

K.I.D. Truck & Trailer Service

3465 Victoria Drive, Smithers, BC V0J 2N0 Tel: 250.847.4287 Fax: 250.847.5048 Email: dansps@telus.net Contact: Dan Groot

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

RCB Truck & Trailer Ltd. 5600 Richmond Ave. E., Brandon, MB, R7A 7L5 Tel: 204.727.9172 Fax: 204.725.4702 Email: rcbt2@mts.net Contact: Rick Blaine

winnipeg

Zirino’s Auto Truck & Trailer Service Ltd. 3165 McGillivray Blvd., Winnipeg MB, R3Y 1G5 Tel: 204.275.8038 Fax: 204.275.7759 Email: joez@zirinos.com Contact: Joe Zirino Ontario

barrie

Simcoe Truck & Trailer Ltd 630 Welham Road, Barrie, ON L4N 8Z8 Tel: 705.728.8222 Fax: 705.728.9855

bolton

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

new liskeard

caistor center

Oneida Truck & Trailer

brandon

Ontario

Pyett Spring & Alignment

Smithers Parts & Service

Manitoba

Ontario

downsview

North Keele Auto, Truck & Trailer Repair 3915 Keele Street, Downsview, ON M3J 1N6 Tel: 416.638.5963 Fax: 416.638.5964

eden

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

essex

Ken Lapain & Son Ltd 2119 County Road 15, Essex, ON N8M 2X6 Tel: 519.776.6473 Fax: 519.776.6475

Etobicoke

OK Tire Truck Repair 39 Shorncliffe Road, Etobicoke, ON M8Z 5K2 Tel: 416.236.1277 Contact: Darryl Croft

goulais river

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

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

huntsville

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

kapuskasing

Parent Mechanical Services 53 Brunelle Road North, Kapuskasing, ON P5N 2M1 Tel: 705.335.3617 Fax: 705.337.6880

longlac

Pioneer Spring & Alignment

oakville

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

simcoe

Wilson Truck & Trailer 401 Queensway West, Simcoe, Ontario N3Y 5B3 Tel: 519.428.0501 Fax: 519.428.4631 Contact: Duane or Lisa Wilson

sudbury

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

verner

Ray & Doris Truck Parts

Mobile Mechanical Services

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

11769 Hwy 364, Box 309, Verner, ON P0H 2M0 Tel: 705.594.1319 Fax: 705.594.1548

mississauga

Saskatchewan

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: bjandrews60@hotmail.com

Saskatoon

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

Healthy Living

Does Death Begin in the Colon?

By Brenda Ricker

T

his has been a controversial subject for decades. You need to know and understand why you get sick in

the first place. Your health problems start in your colon! The reason is your colon is your natural barrier against sickness. It stores a whopping 67% of your immune cells; it’s vital to keep your colon clean and toxin-free (or suffer the consequences). Warning! Don’t Read This If You Have A Weak Stomach! Here are the facts, over

the years; you store 15 to 25 pounds of putrid, rotting fecal matter in your gut. Chances are your colon is bulging with it. Add to that, food additives, pesticides, preservatives, other chemicals, drugs and improper diet. Before you know it, you’re clogged up with toxic waste, full of bad bacteria, parasites and worms that end up leaking into the blood stream and havoc

ensues. If you are constipated you look to laxatives. If you feel sick you look to OTC products to feel better. This just adds to your problems, get rid of internal wastes and you will feel better. Some of the problems caused by a backed up colon are; Hiatal hernia, tumors, peptic ulcer,

gastric ulcer, gastritis, hemorrhoids, constipation, diarrhea, pancreatitis, appendicitis, diverticulitis, cancer of the pan-

creas, colitis, Crohn’s Disease, cirrhosis of the liver, colon cancer, and gallstones.  If any part of the body becomes infected, the cause of this infection likely started in the colon. Now you be the judge. I have a complete document on this subject and you can request it by emailing: health_you_deserve@ yahoo.ca.

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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 Barb@woodwardpublishing.com or mail at 259 Salmon Point Road, R.R. #1, Cherry Valley ON K0K 1P0. Visit us online at www.woodwardpublishing.com. accounting, tax & bookkeeping

Air Brake Training for Mechanics

automated Lubrication systems

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 admin@itsallaboutnumbers.com www.itsallaboutnumbers.com Summer hours by appointment only

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Freinmeister Group Inc. 6 Farnham Crescent, London, ON N6K 1K1 Tel: 519.641.6770 Email: ron@freinmeister.com Web: www.freinmeister.com Air Conditioning & Heating: Sales & Service

Aarden Industries Inc.

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6176 Atlantic Drive, Mississauga, ON L4C 1W2 Tel: 905.670.4488 Toll Free Tel: 800.668.3773 Fax: 905.670.2748 Email: info@movers3.com www.movers3.com

aardenindustries@hotmail.com

••• Manwin Enterprises Inc. 15 Wanless Court, Ayr, ON N0B 1E0 Toll Free: 888-823-7611 Fax: 519.624.5501

Wilson Instruments Ltd.

Advocates & lobbyists

The Trucker’s Voice

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50 Admiral Blvd., Mississauga, ON L5T 2W1 Tel: 905.671.2355 Fax: 905.671.2358 Toll Free: 800.668.5458 Email: sales@flocomponents.com Website: www.flocomponents.com

clutch products

••• S.E.T.I. Imports Inc. 81 Tremaine Road Milton, ON L9T 2W8 Tel: 905.878.7161 Fax: 905.878.7730 Email: info@seti-imports.com Web: www.autogreaser.com or www.seti-imports.com

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Campbellford, ON K0L 1L0 Tel: 705.653.2403

Email:

Lubecore International Inc.

wilsoninstruments@sympatico.ca

7065 Twiss Road Campbellville, ON L0P 1B0 Tel: (905) 864-3110 Fax: (905) 878-6935 Email: info@lubecore.com Website: www.lubecore.com

www.wilsoninstrumentsltd.com automated Lubrication systems

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Beka Lube Products Inc. Mississauga, ON L5N 8G4 Toll Free Tel: 888.862.7461 Tel: 905.821.1050 Fax: 905.858.0597 Email: info@beka-lube.com Web: www.beka-lube.com “Technology you can rely on.”

driver services, recruitment & employment

Drakkar Human Resources

201-11450 29th Street SE, Calgary, AB T2Z 3V5 Toll Free: 800.465.3366 Tel: 403.232.6950 Email: info@danatec.com Web: www.danatec.com Changing the way you train since 1985. Canada’s leading TDG Training & Services.

1131 Derry Road East, Mississauga, ON L5T 1P3 Tel: 905.795.1397 Toll Free Tel: 877.372.5527 Fax: 905.795.1391 Email: mississaugaresumes@drakkar.ca Web: www.drakkar.ca

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Driver Training

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: sandy@ebsafetyconsulting.com Web: www.ebsafetyconsulting.com Taking the guesswork out of compliance

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81 Northline Road, Toronto, ON M4B 3E9 Tel: 416.759.2245 Fax: 416.759-5890 Toll Free Tel: 1.800.677.9038 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

SKF Lubrication Solutions (A Division of SKF Canada Ltd.) 5777 Coopers Avenue Mississauga, ON L4Z 1R9 Tel: 905.631.1821 Fax; 905.631.1787 Toll Free: 800.207. 5823 (LUBE) Email: marketing@skf.ca Web: www.skf.ca “Greasing on the Go!”

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. compliance services

Cross Border Services 4130 Foxwood Drive Burlington, ON L7M 4L3 Tel: 905.973.9136 Fax: 905.315.7427 Email: crossborderservices@cogeco.net Web: www.crossborderservices.org C-TPAT, FAST, PIP, CSA, SCAC, Bonded Carrier, NAFTA, Customs Brokerage and SAPP.

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 sandy@ebsafetyconsulting.com Web: www.ebsafetyconsulting.com Taking the guesswork out of compliance Truck Drug &&Alcohol tRAILER rEPAIRS Testing

Fil-Mor Automotive & Clutch Products Ltd.

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Fax: 705.653-5560

2830 Argentia Road, Unit 9

2 Cripple Creek Crescent, Stittsville, ON K2S 1T3 Tel: 613.831.1332 Email: Peter_Turner@ thetruckersvoice.ca Web: www.thetruckersvoice.ca

Flo Components Ltd.

43 Crowe Bay Heights, R.R. 2

Toll Free: 877.467.4440

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: www.trucktax.ca “Bookkeeping, Tax Preparation and Tax Planning for Truckers”

Danatec Educational Services Ltd.

Tel: 519-624.4003

Transport Financial Services

Trucktax™

compliance services

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Tel: 705.797.0041

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cargo control products

Mover’s Equipment & Supplies

Email: manwin@bellnet.ca

Specializing in the trucking industry since 1974 Toll Free: 800.461.5970 Email: info@tfsgroup.com Web: www.tfsgroup.com “We Make Trucking Less Taxing”

299 Mill Road, Unit 1510 Etobicoke, ON M9C 4V9 Tel: 416.626.1794 Toll Free Tel: 877.743.5888 Fax: 416.626.5512 Email: a-ztech@sympatico.ca Web: www.a-ztech.on.ca

26 Napier Court,

Email:

Southwest Tax Consulting Inc.

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: sales@cplsystems.com Web: www.cplsystems.com or www.groeneveld-group.com

A-Z Technical Building Systems Inc

Utopia, ON L0M 1T0 Fax: 705.797.2469

In-Home Service Truckers Tax Saver Tel: 800.642.2716 Email: info@southwesttax.ca Web: www.SouthwestTax.ca “Call for an In-Home Quote in Ontario”

CPL Systems Canada Inc.

buildings - all steel pre-engineered

ICC The Compliance Center Inc.

DriverCheck Inc.

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

1 Manley Street, Ayr, Ontario N0B 1E0 Tel: 519.632.9371 Toll Free Tel: 800.463.4310 Fax: 519.632.9534 Email: drivercheck@drivercheck.ca Web: www.drivercheck.ca

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Integrated Training Resources P.O. Box 402, 140 Market Drive, Milton, ON L9T 4Y9 Tel: 905.693.0660 Fax: 905.693.0332 Toll Free Tel: 888.812.0099 info@integratedtrainingresources.ca www.integratedtrainingresources.ca

DriverCheck Inc. 4888,72nd Avenue SE, 2nd Floor, Calgary, AB T2C 3Z2 Tel: 403.720.5848 Toll Free: 800.463.4310 Email: rossmullen@drivercheck.ca Web: www.drivercheck.ca Worried about substance misuse & abuse in your workplace? Emergency Road Services

••• Maggie’s Essential Services Cell: 416.994.3588 Fax: 905.846.1625 Email: Maggie@TruckAdmin.com Web: www.TruckAdmin.com IFTA, Road Taxes, Administration, Permits/Renewals

Emergency Road Services of Canada Inc. 3413 Wolfedale Road, Suite 5, Mississauga, ON L5C 1Z8 Tel: 905.277.2377 Fax: 905.277.2378 Email: info@ersofcanada.com Web: www.ersofcanada.com


factoring, finance & foreign exchange

fuel additives & lubricants

Bennetts Power Service Products J D Factors 315 Matheson Blvd. East, Mississauga, ON L4Z 1X8 Tel: 905.501.5000 Toll Free Tel: 800.263.0664 Fax: 905.501.0395 Email: canadasales@jdfactors.com

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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: gbennett@powerservice.ca Web: www.powerservice.ca fuel improvement products

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 riacobelli@liquidcapitalcorp.com www.liquidcapitalmidwest.com “Large Account Service” to small fleet & start-up companies.

H.O.D. 4 Trucking Inc. Toll Free Tel: 877.898.1733

insurance brokers

HUB International Ontario Ltd

Lucas Oil Products

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@ hubinternational.com Web: www.hubinternational.com Transportation Insurance

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

Bryson Insurance & Financial Services Ltd. Tol Free: 800.661.5196 Fax: 905.426.4959 Email: jscheetz@bryson-insurance.com www.bryson-insurance.com “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”

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

Allen Insurance Group Warkworth, ON K0K 3K0 Toll Free Tel: 877.924.2632 Fax: 705.924.3385 Email: info@alleninsurance.ca Web: www.alleninsurance.ca

Dalton Timmis Insurance Group 35 Stone Church Road, Ancaster, ON L9K 1S5 Tel: 905.648.3922 Tol Free Tel: 888.385.8466 Fax: 905.648.2640 Email info@daltontimmis.com Web: www.daltontimmis.com The Perfect Fit for your trucking insurance needs.

825 Queen Street East, Toronto, ON M4M 1H8 Tel: 416.778.8000 Toll Free Tel: 800.263.3030 Fax: 416.778.4492 lgarofalo@bairdmacgregor.com www.bairdmacgregor.com

Rainbow Insurance Brokers Inc 958 Road 2 East Kingsville, ON N9Y 2E4 Tel: 519.733.3268 Fax: 519.733.3282 Email: trishd@xplornet.com www.rainbowinsurancebrokers. In Business since 1995 lifting equipment & jacks

2 Bradpenn Road, Toronto, ON M8Z 5S9 Tel: 416.232.6626 Toll Free Tel: 800.414.6626 Fax: 416.201.9880 Email: orderdesk@noco.ca Web: www.noco.ca

21 Lake Street, Ste. 2101 Wrentham, MA 02093-1214 Tel: 508.384.9021 Cell: 508.397.7169 Fax: 508.384.9010 Email: dws@darrystuart.com Web: www.darrystuart.com Web: www.ecmteam.com Fleet Management & Litigation Support for the Trucking Industry.

Baizana Insurance Brokers 806 Greenbank Road Ottawa, ON K2J 1A2 Tel: 613.825.5575 Fax: 613.825.5624 Toll Free: 877.791.1682 Email: info@baizanainsurance.com Web: www.baizanainsurance.com

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: www.vulcanscales.com Permits & services

Best Service, Best Value, Best Quality

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Canada Powertrain 3833 Nashua Drive, Mississauga, ON L4V 1R3 Tel: 905.677.3522 Toll Free Tel: 800.268.4809 Fax: 905.677.4618 Email: parts@cptparts.com Web: www.cptparts.com lubricants

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: larryharris@rpoil.com lubricants (synthetic)

Wakefield Canada Inc. 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: mpagnanelli@wakefieldcanada.ca Web: www.castrol.ca Castrol HD creates products that deliver superior performance and greater reliability with the goal of reducing customer operating costs.

Box 755, 2085 Shanly Road, Cardinal, ON K0E 1E0 Tel: 613.657.1244 Toll Free Tel: 800.410.4754 Fax: 613.657.1453 Email: info@730permitservices.com Web: www.730permitservices.com

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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: pvoelker@sympatico.ca Preventative Maintenance Products 1

Sinwal Enterprises Inc 5656 Bell Harbour Drive, Mississauga, ON L5M 5J3 Tel: 416.520.5527 Toll Free Tel: 866.326.7645 Fax: 905.814.1802 Email: lubedealer@rogers.com Web: www.sinwal.com MIRRORS (CONVEX)

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: scottatproma@yahoo.ca www.promaperformanceproducts.com Pressure Washers

••• DWS Fleet Management Services

ON-Board truck Scales

730 Permit Services

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

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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 Email:info@deonsupply.com Web:www.deonsupply.com

NOCO Lubricants Company

Dalton Timmis Insurance Group

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oil furnace sales & Service

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Baird MacGregor Insurance Brokers LP

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P O Box 189, 45 Dominion Street,

Donaldson Company

fleet management & litigation support

Bryson & Associates Insurance Brokers Ltd.

“The Green Titan Generator”

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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@ donaldson.com Web: www.donaldson-filters.com

lubricants

Web: www.trucking4green.com

Multi-Line Fastener Supply Co. Ltd.

Filters

insurance brokers

Email: bskakie1661@rogerscom

Fasteners

1100 Courtneypark Drive East, Unit 5, Mississauga, ON L5T 1L7 Tel: 905.677.5088 Fax: 905.677.4917 Web: www.multilinefasteners.com Serving Fastener Needs for Industrial, Automotive & Maintenance Trades

insurance brokers

Erb and 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: cbunn@erb-erb.com or info@erb-erb.com Website: www.erb-erb.com What you want to protect the most.. We protect the best!

Checkerboard Consultants Inc. Hutchinson Fuels 8 Loyalist Drive, Unit #2, Brighton, ON K0K 1H0 Tel: 613 475 3334 Tol Free Tel: 800.465.0449 Fax: 613.475.4480

Brampton, ON L6R 2E8 Tel: 905.494.0255 Fax: 905.494.0655 Email:checkerboard@sympatico.ca Web:www.blindspots.ca “Driver’s Dream” Safety Convex Mirrors wipe out blind spots on vehicles & equipment.”

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: info@can-clean.com Website: www.can-clean.com February 2011   35


Rust Control Products

test equipmentbrakes, abs, lights

towing services

towing services

Hansen Towing & Recovery Lite-Check, LLC Corrosion Control Coatings Ltd 106 Colborne Street, P.O. Box 1088 Walkerton, ON N0G 2V0 Toll Free Tel: 800.934.7771 Toll Free Fax: 800.563.8078 Email: dwells@cc-coatings.com Web: www.cc-coatings.com

3102 East Trent Avenue Spokane, WA, 92202 Tel: 509.535.7512 Toll Free Tel: 800.343.8579 Fax: 509.535.7680 Email: info@lite-check.com www.lite-check.com tire balancing

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Krown Corporate 35 Magnum Drive, Schomberg, ON L0G 1T0 Tel: 905.939.8750 Fax: 905.939.8710 Toll Free Tel: 1.800.267.5744 Email: info@krown.com Web: www.krown.com Satellite Tracking

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: carol@atowing.ca Web: www.atowing.ca A TOWING SERVICE, TORONTO. A company you can count on!

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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: info@counteractbalancing.com www.counteractbalancing.com

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

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Petro-Viron Inc. 2 Taggart St., Unit 10 Guelph, ON N1H 6H8 Tel: (519) 837-2281 Fax: (519) 763-9371 Email: mgorman@petroviron.ca www.petroviron.ca/pivot/ 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: www.aero-kit.com “Keeping You Covered”

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Cramaro Tarpaulin Systems 206 Arvin Avenue, Stoney Creek, ON L8E 2L8 Tel: 905.662.2757 Toll Free Tel: 800.565.8277 Fax: 905.662.4811 Email: mail@cramarotarps.com Web: www.cramarotarps.com Cramaro, for all your tarping needs.

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TAABS Inc. 2801 2nd Avenue North, Unit #2 Lethbridge, AB T1H 6S2 Toll Free: 888.553.3005 Fax: 403.394.9911 Email: joel@taabs-int.com Website: www.taabs-int.com tire & wheel service & equipmenT

Duret et Landry Inc. 2250 boul, Industriel, Laval, QC H7S 1P9 Tel: 514.337.7777 Toll Free Tel: 800.663.0814 Fax: 450.663.2688 Email: elandry@duretetlandry.com

Ontario Office Corghi, ON Tel: 416.902.4663 Contact: Thierry Lefebvre Web: www.duretlandry.com

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Hofmann Balancing Techniques Ltd 6500 Millcreek Drive, Mississauga, ON L5N 2W6 Tel: 905.821.0799 Fax: 905.821.2073 Toll Free Tel: 800.267.2185 Email: info@hofmann.ca or johnvl@hofmann.ca Web: www.hofmann.ca

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Trison Tarps 130 Copernicus Blvd., Brantford, ON N3P 1L9 Tel: 519.720.9464 Toll Free Tel: 866.948.2777 Fax: 519.720.9468 Email: paul@trisontarps.ca Web: www.trisontarps.ca 36    February 2011

Hunter Engineering Company 112 York Street, Eden Mills, ON N0B 1P0 Tel: (905) 699-7991 Email: d.martin@xplornet.ca Website: www.hunter.com

Action Automotive, Towing & Recovery P O Box 126, Trenton ON K8V 5R2 Tel: 613.394.4924 Toll Free Tel: 800.551.6151 Fax: 613.394.2428 Email: action@reach.net Web: www.actiontowing.com “Meeting Your Service Needs in Eastern Ontario”

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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: catowing@bellnet.ca

236 Rutherford Road South, Brampton, ON L6W 3J6 Tel: 905.459.1011 Fax: 905.451.1534 Toll Free Tel: 800.876.7097 Email: hhansen@hansenautow.com Web: www.hansentowing.com

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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: edkbw@hotmail.com

trailer manufacturers [ tankers ]

Transport Companies

Bedard Tankers Inc.

R R #2 , Breslau, ON N0B 1M0 Tel: 519.836.5821 Fax: 519.836.9396

5785 Place Turcot Montreal, QC H4C 1V9 Tel: 514.937.1670 Fax: 514.937.2190 Email: btinc@aei.ca Web: www.bedardtankers.com Leader in Dry Bulk, Liquid, Liquified Compressed Gas & Cryogenic Road Tanker Trailers

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Tremcar Inc.

Flatbed Specialists, Heavy & Medium 790 Montrichard Ave. Towing St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, QC J2X 5G4 Tel: 450.347.7822 ••• Fax: 450.347.8372 Toll Free Tel: 800.363.2158 Email: tremcar@tremcar.com

J P Towing Service & Storage Ltd 11 Glen Scarlett Road, Toronto, ON M6N 1P5 Tel: 416.203.9300 Toll Free Tel: 866.527.8225 Fax: 416.203.9303 Email: sales@jptowing.com Web: www.jptowing.com

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Pat Rogers Towing

trailer Sales, leasing, rentals & service

Fort Garry Industries Email: trailers@fgiltd.ca Web: www.fgiltd.com/trailers Proud distributors for Lode-King, Midland Manufacturing, Arctic Manufacturing, Landoll, CMIC Container Chassis and more.

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Kingston, Ontario 24 Hour Emergency Service Toll Free Tel: 888.221.3672 Tel: 613.384.2572 Web: www.truckdown.com trailer & Container Sales & service

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

Brian Kurtz Trucking Ltd.

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

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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: info@erbgroup.com Web: www.erbgroup.com

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International Truckload Services Inc. 107 Bellevue Drive, Box 1450 Belleville, ON K8N 5J1 Tel: 613.961.5144 Toll Free Tel: 800.267.1888 Fax: 613.961.1255 Toll Free Fax: 888.485.6487 Email: ChrisMcMillan@itsinc.on.ca Web: www.itstruck.ca

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Storstac 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: info@gervaistowing.com Web: www.gervaistowing.com

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90 North Queen Street, Etobicoke, ON M8Z 2C9 Tel: 416.231.9100 Fax: 416.231.7517 Email:sales@storstac.com Web: www.storstac.com trailer manufacturers

Smartway Trailer Rentals

10 Kerivan Court, Stoney Creek, ON L8E 5P6 Toll Free: 800.263.4884 Fax: 905.643.8700 kens@starvansystems.com www.starvansystems.com

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Transit Trailer Ltd.

Yanke Group Of Companies

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

Titan Trailers

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

1129 Hwy #3, R R #3, Delhi, ON N4B 2W6 Tel: 519.688.4826 Fax: 519.688.6453 Email: info@titantrailers.com Web: www.titantrailers.com

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Star Van Systems

2891 Sideroad 10, Bradford, ON L3Z 2A4 Tel: 905.775.6700 Toll Free Tel: 888.747.7667 Fax: 905.775.7250 Email: info@smartwaytrailers.ca Web: www.smartwaytrailers.ca

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: info@transittrailer.com Web: www.transittrailer.com

27 Automatic Road, Brampton, ON L6S 5N8 Tel: 905.791.1369 ext 3747 Toll Free Tel: 800.373.6678 Fax: 905.791.1278 Email: donnah@yanke.ca Web: www.yanke.ca


Transportation Training

Transportation Training

Transportation Training

Transportation Training

Transportation Training

truck equipment

Fort Garry Industries

Crossroads Truck Training Academy Centennial College P.O. Box 631, Station A, Toronto, ON M1K 5E9 Tel: 416.289.5000 Ext 7606 Email: dormiston@ centennialcollege.ca Web: www.centennialcollege.ca Looking for a career? Apprenticeship Training: Truck,Coach & Heavy Equipment Technicians.

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10 Maple Street, Smiths Falls, ON K7A 1Z5 Tel: 613.742.7499 Fax: 613.742.7899 Toll Free Tel: 866-529-1113 Email: erica@bellnet.ca www.crossroadstrainingacademy.com

Danbro Truck Training 505 Kenora Ave., Bldg. #1, Unit #1, Hamilton, ON L8E 3P2 Contact: Brent Nantais Tel: 905.575.7606 Toll Free Tel: 800.273.5867 Fax: 905.388.6699 brent@danbro-training.com

Equitrain Systems Ltd.

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: adanactruck@primas.ca www.adanactrucktraining.com

Commercial Heavy Equipment Training 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: training@chet.ca Web: www.chet.ca

Crossroads Training Academy 49 Truman Rd., Barrie, ON L4N 8Y7 Tel: 705.719.2419 Toll Free Tel: 866.446.0057 Fax: 705.719.2438 Contact: Read Conley read@crossroadstrainingacademy.com or Diane Austin diane@crossroadstrainingacademy. com or crossroadstruc1@bellnet.ca www.crossroadstrainingacademy.com

Crossroads Training Academy 888 Walbridge Loyalist Road, 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 2020 Bantree Street, Ottawa, ON K1B 5A4 Tel: 613.742.7499 Toll Free Tel: 866.529.1113 Contact: Brian Adams or Erica Kelly Brian@crossroadstrainingacademy.com www.crossroadstrainingacademy.com

7384 Beards Lane, P.O. Box 1741, Woodstock, ON N4S 0B1 Tel: 519.537.7722 Toll Free Tel: 866.718.3993 Fax: 519.537.3672 Contact: Melissa Email: melissa@equitrain.ca Web: www.equitrain.ca

Greater Ottawa Truck Training

Kim Richardson Transportation Specialists Inc. 120 Bill Martyn Parkway Street, Thomas, Ontario N5R 6A7 Tel: 905.765.3445 Toll Free Tel: 800.771.8171 Fax: 905.765.1444 Contact: Roxanne Wilkieson Email: rwilkieson@krway.com Website: www.krway.com Heavy equipment & forklift also available.

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: info@moderntraining.com Web: www.moderntraining.com

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: info@northernacademy.ca Web: www.northernacademy.ca

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: training@otds.com Web: www.otds.com

Ontario Truck Driving School (Windsor)

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: info@tricountytruck.com Web: www.tricountytruck.com

Truck Training Schools Association of Ontario

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: training@otds.com Web: www.otds.com Forklift & Heavy Equipment Training Available

27 William Street St. Catharines, ON L2R 5H9 Toll Free: 866.475.9436 Fax: 905.704.1329 Web: www.ttsao.com

199 Wentworth Street East, Oshawa ON L1H 3V6 Contact: Dennis Lagrois Tel: 905.723.1237 Toll Free Tel: 800.753.2284 Fax: 905.723.1245 Email: admin@otta.ca Website: www.otta.ca

Truck & Trailer Repairs

truck lighting & accessories

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: driveline@mtpi.com

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Valley Driver Training

99 Cote Blvd. Hammer, ON P3P 1L9 Contact: Jamie Fitchett Tel: 705.897.8849 Fax: 705.524.7067 Ontario Truck Training Academy valleydrivertraining@hotmail.com (Oshawa)

5 Caesar Avenue, Ottawa, ON K2G 0A8 Northstar Truck Driving School Tel: 613.727.4688 1540 Matthew Brady Blvd., Fax: 613.727.5997 Windsor ON N8S 3K6 Contact: Robert Labute Contact: Shahram Dowlatshahi Ontario Truck Training Academy Tel: 519.967.0444 gott@greaterottawatrucktraining.com (Peterborough) Fax: 519.967.0445 www.greaterottawatrucktraining.com Email: northstartruck@bellnet.ca 365 Lansdowne Street East, Unit 3, Jay’s Professional Truck Peterborough, ON K9L 2A3 www.northstartruckdrivingschool.com Training Centre Tel: 705.743.1888 Ontario Truck Driving School 589 Middlefield Road, Unit 11, Toll Free Tel: 800.939.1463 (Chatham) Fax: 705.743.1875 Scarborough, ON M1V 4Y6 1005 Richmond Street, Email: admin@otta.ca Contact: Jay or Chandrika Chatham, ON N7M 5J5 Website: www.otta.ca Tel: 416.299.9638 Contact: Bill Kent Tel: 519.355.0077 Fax: 416.609.9814 Robar Training Specialists Toll Free Tel: 800.263.4777 Email: jaystruck@bellnet.ca 701 Powerline Road, Toll Free Fax: 866.800.6837 Web: www.jaystrucktraining.ca Brantford, ON N3R 7X3 Email: training@otds.com Contact: Don Ross Kim Richardson Transportation Web: www.otds.com Tel: 519.770.3576 Specialists Inc. Ontario Truck Driving School Toll Free Tel: 866.231.5885 23 Industrial Drive, (London) Fax: 519.770 4559 Caledonia, Ontario N3W 1H8 427 Exeter Road, Email: info@robartraining.com Tel: 905.765.3445 London, ON N6E 2Z3 Website: www.robartraining.com Contact: Bill Kent Toll Free Tel: 800.771.8171 Safety Truck Training School Tel: 519.858.9338 Fax: 905.765.1444 Ltd. Toll Free Tel: 800.263.4777 Contact: Roxanne Wilkieson 4 Wilkinson Road, 2nd Floor Fax: 519.858.0920 Email: rwilkieson@krway.com Email: training@otds.com Brampton, ON L6T 4M3 Website: www.krway.com Web: www.otds.com Contact: Yogan Sockalingam Heavy equipment & forklift also Forklift & Heavy Equipment Tel: 905.793.9546 available. Training Available Fax: 905.793.6426 Kim Richardson Transportation Ontario Truck Driving School Email: yogan@safetytruck.com Specialists Inc. (Niagara-on-the-Lake) Web: www.safetytruck.com 634 Ireland Road, 281 Queenston Road Shaun-David Truck Training Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0 Simcoe, Ontario N3Y 4K8 School Contact: Bill Kent Tel: 519.426.8260 ext. 232 111 Sherwood Drive, Unit 14, (Truck and Bus Course Info) Toll Free Tel: 800.771.8171 Brantford, ON N3S 6J9 Contact: Wayne Saunders Fax: 519.428.3112 Contact: David Nicholas (Heavy Equipment Info) Contact: Roxanne Wilkieson Tel: 519.720.9349 Tel: 905.685.1117 Email: rwilkieson@krway.com Toll Free Tel: 866.550.5589 Toll Free Tel: 800.263.4777 Website: www.krway.com Fax: 519.720.9351 Fax: 905.641.0533 Email: shaundavid@bellnet.ca Heavy equipment & forklift also Email: training@otds.com available. Web: www.shaundavidtts.com Web: www.otds.com

Email: truckequip@fgiltd.ca Web: www.fgiltd.com/equipment Sales and NSM certified installations of snow plows, sanders, mixers, dump bodies and more.

Fort Garry Industries Email: info@fgiltd.ca Web: www.fgiltd.com/parts/ Brake specialists, installations, safeties and a whole lot more.

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MTT Repair Services Inc. 1868 Drew Road, Mississauga, ON L5S 1J6 Tel: 905.677.2771 Fax: 905.677.2774 Email: info@mttrepair.com truck CUSTOMIZING

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: mark.paul@grote.com Web: www.grote.com

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Techspan 3131Pepper Mill Court, Mississauga, ON L5L 4X6 Tel: 905.820.6150 Toll Free Tel: 800.363.1588 Fax: 905.820.6142 Email: sales@techspan.ca Web: www.techspan.ca truck parts & supplies

Quality Custom 12 Clarke Blvd. Brampton, ON L6W 1X3 Tel: 905.451.8550 Fax: 905.451.7627 Email: info@qualitycollision.ca Web: www.qualitycustom.ca truck delivery

Manitoba

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: brandon@fgiltd.ca Web: www.fgiltd.com

winnipeg

Fort Garry Industries Acadian Driveaway 11 Dansk Court, Toronto, ON M9W 5N6 Tel: 905.709.8131 Toll Free Tel: 800.668.1879 Fax: 905.709.2527 Email: info@adctoronto.com Web: www.adctoronto.com

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: winnipeg@fgiltd.ca Web: www.fgiltd.com February 2011   37


truck parts & supplies

truck parts & supplies

truck parts & supplies

truck sales, leasing, parts & service

truck transmissions, differentials & pto’s

truck transmissions, differentials & pto’s

Levy Steering Centre Ltd. Saskatchewan Manitoba

Alberta

regina

grande prairie

Fort Garry Industries

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: regina@fgiltd.ca Web: www.fgiltd.com

10610-82nd Avenue Clairmont AB T0H 0W0 Tel: 780.402.9864 Toll Free: 866.424.5479 Fax: 780.402.8659 Email: grandeprairie@fgiltd.ca Web: www.fgiltd.com

saskatoon

lloydminster

Fort Garry Industries

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 Email:saskatoon@fgiltd.ca Web: www.fgiltd.com

5701-63rd Avenue Lloydminster AB T9V 3B8 Tel: 780.875.9115 Toll Free: 800.661.9709 Fax:780.875.1403 Email: lloydminster@fgiltd.ca Web: www.fgiltd.com

red deer

Fort Garry Industries

Alberta

7947 Edgar Industrial Drive Red Deer, AB T4P 3R2 Tel: 403.343.1383 Toll Free: 866.297.0022 Fax: 403.347.8275 Email: reddeer@fgiltd.ca Web: www.fgiltd.com

calgary

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: calgary@fgiltd.ca Web: www.fgiltd.com

ontario

Mississauga

edmonton

Fort Garry Industries

Fort Garry Industries

731 Gana Court Mississauga, ON L5S 1P2 Tel: 905.564.5404 Toll Free: 888.456.6567 Fax: 905.564.8455 Email: mississauga@fgiltd.ca Web: www.fgiltd.com

16230-118th Avenue NW Edmonton AB T5V 1C6 Tel: 780.447.4422 Toll Free: 800.663.9366 Fax: 780.447.3289 Email: edmonton@fgiltd.ca Web: www.fgiltd.com

thunder bay

grande prairie

Fort Garry Industries

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: thunderbay@fgiltd.ca Web: www.fgiltd.com

10610-82nd Avenue Clairmont AB T0H 0W0 Tel: 780.402.9864 Toll Free: 866.424.5479 Fax: 780.402.8659 Email: grandeprairie@fgiltd.ca Web: www.fgiltd.com

1409 Shawson Drive Mississauga, ON L4W 1C4 Tel: 905.564.1899 Fax: 905.564.1911 Toll Free: 800.565.5389 orderdesk@levysteering.com Web: www.levysteering.com

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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 hans@shieldtruckaccessories.com www.shieldtruckaccessories.com truck sales, leasing, parts & service

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: info@gerrystrucks.com Web: www.gerrystrucks.com “Your Complete Transportation Business Partner”

Diesel Truck Parts Inc.

Morgan’s Diesel Truck Parts & Service Inc. C&R Transmission Service Ltd. 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: www.morgan-diesel.com

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Mascot Truck Parts

Tel: 905.642.4556

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

Fax: 905.642.2293

truck Wash

13 Anderson Blvd. Stouffville, ON L4A 7X4

Toll Free: 888.297.0682 manager@crtransmission.com We service clutchs also.• • •

Trans Canada Automatic Truck Wash

Surgenor Truck Centre 261 Binnington Court, Kingston, ON K7M 9H2 Tel: 613.548.1100 Toll Free Tel: 877.548.1101 Fax: 613.548.4990 Email:mgallant@surgenortruck.com Web: www.surgenortruck.com Truck tire sales & service

Canada Powertrain 3833 Nashua Drive, Mississauga, ON L4V 1R3 Tel: 905.677.3522 Toll Free Tel: 800.268.4809 Fax: 905.677.4618 Email: parts@cptparts.com Web: www.cptparts.com

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Yellowhead Highway 16 West South at Range Road 14 Lloydminster, AB T9V 3C2 Tel: 780.874.9274 Fax: 780.874.9275 Email: terry@tctw.ca Web: www.tctw.ca Home of the 8 Minute Semi Wash and the Clean Ride Car Wash Truck Wire, Cable & Electrical Accessories

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Ontario Regional Office 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: sales@irvinechev.com Web: www.irvinetrucks.ca

520 Abilene Drive, Mississauga, ON L5T 2H7 Toll Free Tel: 800.465.0618 Tel: 905.564.5171 Fax: 905.564.5175 Email: LHardy@oktire.com Web: www.oktire.com Over 100 Truck Tire Service Centres Across Canada

Domar Transmission Ltd. 130 Skyway Avenue, Toronto, ON M9W 4Y9 Tel: 416.675.2268 Toll Free Tel: 800.387.4883 Email: domar@fcibroadband.com When it comes to transmissions… think DOMAR

Techspan 3131 Pepper Mill Court, Mississauga, ON L5L 4X6 Tel: 905.820.6150 Toll Free Tel: 800.363.1588 Fax: 905.820.6142 Email: sales@techspan.ca Web: www.techspan.ca

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ATSSA Toronto

Texis Truck Exhaust & O’Dwyer Group Heads 1st Meeting in 2011 By Barb Woodward

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he January meeting was co-sponsored by Texis Truck Exhaust and the O’Dwyer Group. Texis Truck Exhaust has been in business a long time providing valued parts and service support not only to smaller local service operations and owner operators but has expanded to include Fleet Operations, Leasing Companies and several of the major dealerships. Dan Hrodzicky, company owner and President has a close 38    February 2011

relationship with major manufacturers combined with the type of hands on experience that cannot be predicted. It put Dan on the forefront of the ever changing emissions requirements of the EPA and the challenges they present to the service industry now and in the future. For more information contact Dan at 800.267.4740, by email at texis@bellnet.ca or visit his website at www.texisexhaust.com. The O’Dwyer Group is a vertically integrated, full

service fleet leasing and services provider that offers seamless acquisition, management and scheduled maintenance of transport equipment for temperature sensitive, intermodal, and specialized freight applications. With over 50 years combined expertise, ODG also sells, services and reconditions all major brands of transport refrigeration and heating equipment, provides custom fleet modification and fabrication services as well being an OEM parts

and equipment dealer. The O’Dwyer Group Divisions include Checker Flag Leasing 905.670.8958), Jonjo Transport Refrigeration 905.670.7317 and Britannia Fleet Services 905.670.8958. Ladies night will be held on Saturday, February 26th, 2011 at the Paradise Banquet Hall in Vaughan. The cost will be approximately the same as last year, however, it will be buffet style this time with a new band playing afterward. Tickets are now on sale along

with discounted rooms at the Mariott Courtyard Hotel. For more information contact Brian Sibbald at 905.564.7278. The Annual Canadian Fleet Maintenance Seminar has been scheduled for May 9th, 10th and 11th, 2011. The new site at the Hilton Suites Conference Centre in Markham, Ontario was a great success and will be used again for the 2011 seminar. The topics have being selected for panel discussions and the date for nomination

applications for the Fleet Manager of the Year Award will be announced at a later date. To book your trade booth contact Brian Sibbald at 905.564.7278 or for more information visit www.cfmsonline.com. To become an ATS member, contact Guido Groppini, Membership Chairman at 905.564.5404. 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.

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Section Française

Repérage Boomerang Inc.

Boomerang Annonce Son Palmarès D’histoires à Succès de Repérages de Véhicules Volés

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ontréal, Québec - 6 janvier, 2011 - Repérage Boomerang, leader au Canada en repérage de véhicules volés dévoile aujourd’hui ses histoires à succès les plus étonnantes pour l’année 2010 en matière de repérages de camions, d’équipements lourds et de véhicules automobiles équipés d’un dispositif Boomerang. Repérer un VR dans un hangar pour avion, permettre aux forces de l’ordre d’arrêter un suspect qui a volé une voiture de location avec une fausse identité et une carte de crédit volée et aider un client à récupérer sa voiture après qu’un voleur eut cambriolé sa maison et volé les clés du véhicule; ces histoires démontrent bien le fait que Repérage Boomerang continue d’être aujourd’hui le système le plus efficace pour la récupération de véhicules volés. Vous trouverez ci-dessous une sélection des repérages les plus étonnants de 2010: Une auto avec 140 000 km volée trois fois – Le propriétaire d’une Mazda Protégé 2003 a subi à deux reprises le vol de sa voiture alors qu’elle n’était protégée par aucun système antivol. Nul besoin de dire qu’il a fait le bon choix en décidant de la protéger avec un dispositif de Repérage Boomerang puisqu’elle a été volée de nouveau peu de temps après, alors qu’elle avait plus de 140 000 km d’enregistré à son compteur. Boomerang a pu la récupérer rapidement et la ramener à son propriétaire qui a eu le plaisir de la retrouver pour une troisième fois, mais cette fois-ci sans aucun souci. 7 000e véhicule volé retrouvé alors que son propriétaire campait dans les bois – Alors que le propriétaire d’une Acura Integra 1998, l’une des voitures les plus volées selon le BAC,

campait en Ontario, il fut réveillé à 5h30 du matin par la Centrale de sécurité de Boomerang après que cette dernière eut reçu une alarme provenant de l’avis de vol automatique du dispositif Boomerang. Suite à la confirmation du vol par le client, l’équipe de Repérage Boomerang a retrouvé le véhicule à Montréal en moins d’une heure et ce, sans dommages et a avisé la police locale qui procéda ensuite à l’arrestation de quatre suspects. Une saison de caravanning sauvée grâce à Boomerang – Le propriétaire d’un véhicule récréatif Allegro Bay 2010 évalué à 150 000 $ était très heureux de retrouver son véhicule qui avait été volé chez le concessionnaire où il le faisait réparer. Le voleur était entré par effraction et s’était emparé des clés du VR. Une équipe de repérage a été déployée et a perçu le signal du dispositif de repérage qui provenait d’un hangar pour avion situé à 50 km de l’endroit où le véhicule avait été volé. La police locale s’est ensuite présentée sur les lieux avec un mandat de perquisition afin de récupérer le VR. Un voleur se fait passer pour un honnête client – Le propriétaire d’une compagnie de location a déclaré le vol d’une Cadillac CTS 2010 qui avait été louée de sa succursale de l’aéroport d’Ottawa avec de faux papiers d’identité et une carte de crédit volée. La Cadillac a rapidement été localisée à Montréal et les voleurs ont pu être interceptés sur l’autoroute. Trois arrestations ont été faites sur les lieux et le véhicule a ensuite été retourné à la compagnie de location. Des cambrioleurs résidentiels derrière les barreaux – Un client a contacté Repérage Boomerang après s’être rendu compte qu’un voleur avait cam-

briolé sa maison et s’était emparé des clés de sa Land Rover 2010 afin de s’échapper plus rapidement. C’est grâce au merveilleux travail de l’équipe de Repérage Boomerang et de la police locale que la Land Rover a vite été retrouvée à Toronto et sans aucun dommage. Un voleur «  loue  » un véhicule en pointant un revolver sur le conducteur – Le propriétaire d’une compagnie de location de véhicules a contacté Boomerang pour d��clarer le vol de sa GMC Yukon XL 2010 après que le voleur ait pointé un revolver sur le conducteur et se soit emparé du véhicule en plein milieu d’une rue dans la région de la ColombieBr i t a nni q ue . L’ é q ui p e de repérage a retrouvé le véhicule dans un stationnement intérieur. Il va sans dire que le propriétaire était très heureux de retrouver son véhicule et d’entendre que son client était sain et sauf. Deux repérages pour le prix d’un – Une Toyota RAV4 2009 a été rapportée volée du stationnement de l’université où son propriétaire était en train d’étudier. L’équipe de Repérage Boomerang à non seulement rapidement retrouvé le véhicule dans un stationnement proche du lieu du vol, mais elle a aussi trouvé une Toyota Venza 2009 volée et équipée d’un populaire marquage antivol. Il va sans dire que les deux propriétaires étaient très heureux que Boomerang ait retrouvé leurs véhicules. Des voleurs s’arrêtent à un Motel et finissent en prison – Un Sterling LT9500 2003 a été rapporté volé du stationnement de l’entreprise du client. Une équipe de Repérage Boomerang avait rapidement été déployée et avait localisé le camion dans le stationnement d’un Motel en même temps que le voleur s’échappait de

nouveau avec le camion suivi de complices qui prenaient place à bord de deux autres véhicules. Les trois véhicules ont été interceptés par la police locale qui a procédé à l’arrestation du voleur et de ses complices. Un véhicule retrouvé rapidement grâce à la meilleure solution – L’Avis de vol automatique du dispositif Boomerang installé dans une Toyota FJ Cruiser 2008 a permis à son propriétaire de retrouver rapidement son véhicule qui avait été volé dans le stationnement de sa résidence. Bien que le véhicule fût aussi équipé d’un autre système de prévention contre le vol, c’est grâce au merveilleux travail de l’équipe de Repérage Boomerang et de la police locale que le véhicule a rapidement été retrouvé à moins de 10 km de la résidence du client. Un équipement lourd retrouvé sur un camion volé – Le propriétaire d’un Komatsu 2006 a contacté la Centrale de sécurité de Boomerang après avoir réalisé que sa pièce d’équipement avait été volée d’un chantier de construction. Une équipe de repérage a ensuite perçu le signal du dispositif de repérage qui provenait de la cour d’une compagnie privée et y a découvert le Komatsu sur un camion qui avait également été volé. Un repérage qui totalise une valeur de plus de 100 000 $. « Ces histoires nous démontrent que Repérage Boomerang est bien le leader au Canada dans le repérage de biens volés », déclare Michael Lendick, Directeur national de la sécurité et des relations policières chez Repérage Boomerang. «  À chaque fois, notre système tient sa promesse d’aider les forces de l’ordre à localiser et à récupérer les véhicules volés, à appréhender les voleurs professionnels et à

mettre ceux-ci sous les verrous et ce; dans les meilleurs délais. Les voleurs sont très persistants et utilisent constamment de nouvelles méthodes pour voler des véhicules. Voilà pourquoi il est essentiel que les consommateurs jouent un rôle proactif en protégeant eux-mêmes leurs biens. Nous croyons que plus le propriétaire d’un véhicule utilisera de couches de protection, plus son véhicule sera en sécurité. » Depuis sa création en 1995, Repérage Boomerang a repéré plus de 7 030 véhicules, représentant une valeur de plus de 345 millions de dollars, incluant les repérage fortuits. Elle a aussi permis à la police de procéder à plus de 500 arrestations au cours des cinq dernières années. Des outils gratuits pour en apprendre plus Pour éduquer la population face au vol de véhicules, Repérage Boomerang a publié le guide de protection contre le vol de véhicules Sur les traces. On y retrouve un survol de l’état du vol de véhicules au Canada ainsi que des quatre moyens de prévention contre le vol. Une version électronique et des liens vers notre chaîne Youtube et notre page Twitter sont disponibles sur le Centre de connaissance de Boomerang sur le www.reperageboomerang. com/connaissance. Profil de Repérage Boomerang Inc. Fondée en  1995, Repérage Boomerang Inc. est vite devenue un chef de file technologique en

repérage de biens volés. L’entreprise offre une solution à l’inquiétude croissante relative à la protection et à la récupération de véhicules et d’autres biens de valeur volés au Canada. En raison de son impressionnant bilan de réussites dans ce domaine, Repérage Boomerang a reçu le soutien de l’industrie de l’assurance. Le siège social de la compagnie, son centre de recherche et développement ainsi que son usine se trouvent à Montréal, au Québec. En 2004, Repérage Boomerang est devenue une société à part entière de LoJack Corporation (NASDAQ : LOJN); la compagnie qui a inventé, il y a deux décennies, les dispositifs de repérage de véhicules volés et qui demeure le chef de file mondial incontesté dans le repérage et la récupération de biens volés. Aujourd’hui, Repérage Boomerang commercialise à la fois les dispositifs de repérage de marque LoJack et ceux de marque Boomerang pour le Canada. LoJack est une marque de commerce enregistrée de LoJack Corporation et est utilisée par Repérage Boomerang sous licence. Apprenez-en plus sur le www.reperageboomerang. com. Pour obtenir une entrevue avec Michael Lendick, veuillez communiquer avec Gregory Bronner, Coordonateur Senior Marketing & communications, 514.234.8722, 877.777.8722 poste 5513 ou gbronner@reperageboomerang.com.

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Welcome to our NEW, complimentary Truck Stop Directory. We want to help truckers and travellers find the nearest truck stop on route to their destination. For details on how you can list your truck stop, call Barb Woodward at 877-225-2232 or email Barb at barb@woodwardpublishing.com. Manitoba

Saskatchewan

arborg

regina

Petro Canada-Petro Pass Highway #7 & #68, Arborg, MB Tel: 204.376.5593 Fax: 204.376.5587 Open 24-7, drivers’ lounge & game room, convenience store & parking

BEAUSEJOUR

Petro Canada-Petro Pass 400 Park Avenue, Beausejour, MB Tel: 204.268.2223 Fax: 204.268.4749 Open 24-7, convenience store & parking

Husky Bulk Sales 210 North McDonald Street, Regina, SK S4Z 1A5 Tel: 306.721.6880 www.myhusky.ca 1755 Prince of Wales Drive Regina, SK S4Z 1A5 Tel: 306.789.3477 www.myhusky.ca

saskatoon

402-51 Street East, Saskatoon, SK Tel: 306.934.6766 Fax: 306.668.6110 Email: rainbow@sasktel.net Drivers’ lounge, convenience store, laundry facilities, ATM, showers, scale & parking st

Brandon Husky Travel Centre 1990-18th Street North, Brandon, MB R7C 1B3 Tel: 204.728.7387 www.myhusky.ca

MORRIS

Petro Canada-Petro Pass 217 Main Street, Morris, MB Tel: 204.746.8967 Fax: 204.746.6008 Open 24-7, full service islands, drivers’ lounge & game room, convenience store, ATM & parking

pINE FALLS

swift current

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

Petro Canada-Petro Pass

Alberta

Highway #11 & #304 Pine Falls, MB Tel: 204.367.8800 Fax: 204.367.4037 Open 24-7, Parking

Cougar Fuels Ltd.

TEULON

Petro Canada-Petro Pass Highway #7 & 5th Street, Teulon, MB Tel: 204.886.2732 Fax: 204.886.3612 Open 24-7, convenience store & parking

winnipeg

Petro Canada-Petro Pass 500 Oak Point Highway, Winnipeg, MB Tel: 204.949.7292 Fax: 204.949.7295 Open 24-7, 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

bonnyville

5602-54th Avenue

Bonnyville, AB Tel: 780.826.3043 Fax: 780.826.6353 Email: brentm@cougarfuelsltd. ca www.cougarfuelsltd.ca Convenience store, cardlock and showers.

calgary

Calgary Husky Travel Centre 2525-32nd Avenue N.E. Calgary, AB T1Y 6B7 Tel: 403.291.1233 www.myhusky.ca

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

Edmonton

estevan

RoadKing Travel Centre Strathcona Inc.

201- 4th Street, Estevan, SK S4A 0T5 Tel: 306.634.3109 www.myhusky.ca

26 Strathmoor Drive Sherwood Park, AB T8H 2B6 Tel 780-417-9400 Fax 780-417-9449

Estevan Husky Travel Centre

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British Columbia

British Columbia

Western Ontario

SICAMOUS

fort erie

lloydminister

cRAIGELLACHIE

Hancock Petroleum

Skyline Truck Stop

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

5507 Trans Canada Hwy, Craigellachie, BC Tel: 250.836.4949 Fax: 250.836.4950 Email: skyline@jetstream.net Open 24-7, full service islands, driver’s lounge & game room, restaurant, convenience store, laundry facilities, ATM, showers & parking

1340 Trans Canada Hwy., Sicamous, BC V0G 2V0 Tel: 250.836.4675 Fax: 280.836.2230 Contact: Shelley Arvandel www.myhusky.ca Open 24-7, restaurant (6am-10pm), convenience store, showers, laundry facilities, parking, photocopier, oil products, ATM and fax machine.

1637 Pettit Road (Exit 5 off QEW) Fort Erie, ON L2A 5M4 Tel: 905.994.8293 Open 24 hrs, Restaurant, Toilet, Showers, Overnight Parking & Truckers’ Lounge

delta

Western Ontario

grimsby

Regina Husky Travel Centre

Petro Canada-Petro Pass brandon

Alberta

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

MEDICINE HAT

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

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. British Columbia

Chilliwack

Husky Travel Centre 10128 Nordel Court, Delta, BC V4G 1J7 Tel: 604.582.1433 www.myhusky.ca

delta

Petro Canada Southcoast Petroleum Ltd. 10178 Nordel Court, Delta, BC Tel: 604.581.3835 Fax: 604.581.3850 nordel@southcoastpetro.ca Canopy, fax, photocopier, nearby Gov’t Scale, Restaurants & ATM

golden

Jepson Petroleum Ltd.

7620A Vedder Road, Chilliwack, BC V2R 4E8 Tel: 604.858.5113 www.myhusky.ca

Box 1408 Golden, BC V0A 1H0 Tel: 250.344.6161 Fax: 250.344.2232 Email: ladine@jepsonpetro.com Open 8am-5pm mon-fri, lubes & propane, 24hr Cardlock, regular, diesel & diesel mark.

45461 Yale Road West Chilliwack, BC Tel: 604.795.9421 Fax: 604.792.8931 Email: chilliwack@southcoastpetro. ca Commercial Cardlock Open 24 hrs, 7 days, Convenience Store open Monday to Friday, 8am-5pm (washrooms).

Ultramar

beamsville

Chilliwack Husky Travel Centre

Chilliwack Petro-Pass

Husky Travel Centre

hope

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

bowmanville

Fifth Wheel Truck Stop

Fifth Wheel Truck Stop 398 North Service Road, (Exit 74, off QEW, E. of Hamilton) (Casablanca Blvd. Exit) Grimsby, ON L3M 4E8 Tel: 905.945.0300 Fax: 905.945.1115 Open 24 hrs, diesel fuel, convenience store, CAT scale, blue beacon truck wash, ATM, drug testing centre, gasoline, Sunoco Cardlock, full service fuel islands, restaurant, private showers, laundry facilities, drivers’ lounge & arcade room,100+ parking capacity, chapel, motel (smoking & non- smoking) & Irving Cardlock.

2475 South Service Road, hamilton (Exit 431, Hwy 401, Waverly Road) Bowmanville, ON L1C 3L1 Tel: 905.623.3604 Fax: 905.623.7109 Marshall Truck & Trailer Open 24 hrs., Diesel fuel, Repair & Truck Stop convenience store, CAT scale, 336 Kenora Avenue, gasoline (self service), ATM, propane, Hamilton, ON L8E 2W2 convenience store at fuel bar, Sunoco Tel: 905.561.4712 fleetfuel Cardlock ,full service fuel islands, restaurant, private showers, Fax: 905.561.7757 laundry facilities, drivers’ lounge & Email: wayne@marshalltruck.com arcade room, 100+ truck parking Web: www.marshalltruck.com capacity, motel (smoking & nonOpen 24-7 for Cardlock fuelling, smoking),Bell Canada Internet Kiosk, open 7am-12am mon-fri, 7am-5pm Irving Cardlock. Sat, closed Sunday, full service dorchester islands, drivers’ lounge, restaurant, showers & parking

kitchener

Fifth Wheel Truck Stop

3305 Dorchester Road, Petro-Pass Kitchener (Exit 199, Hwy 401, East of London) 120 Conestoga College Blvd., Dorchester, ON N0L 1G0 Kitchener, ON N2P 2N6 Tel: 519.268.7319 Tel: 519.748.5550 Fax: 519.268.2967 Dogwood Valley Fax: 519.748.9656 Open 24 hrs, diesel fuel, convenience Husky Travel Centre store, CAT scale, blue beacon truck Drivers’ lounge & game room, 27052 Baker Road, wash, drug testing centre, gasoline convenience store, laundry facilities, Hope, BC V0X 1L3 (self serve), ATM, take-out food, showers & CAT scale. open roads chapel, Sunoco & Irving Tel: 604.869.9443 london Cardlock, full service fuel islands, www.myhusky.ca restaurant, private showers, laundry Flood Hope Husky Travel Centre facilities, drivers’ lounge, 150+ 61850 Flood-Hope Road parking capacity, motel (smoking Flying M Truck Stop Cool Creek Agencies R.R. #2, Hope, BC V0X 1L2 & non-smoking), arcade room, 7340 Colonel Talbot Road, 7985 Lickman Road, convenience store. Tel: 604.869.9214 London, ON Chilliwack, BC V2R 3Z9 drumbo www.myhusky.ca Tel: 519.652.2728 Tel: 604.795.5335 Fax: 519.652.6554 Trucker’s Haven OSOYOOS Fax: 604.794.5080 Hwy 401, Exit 250, Email: flyingmtruckstop.com H usky T ravel C entre sdufault@coolcreek.ca 806607 Oxford Road, Open 24 hrs, 6 days, full service 9206-97th Street, Full service islands, driver’s lounge Drumbo, ON N0J 1G0 islands, drivers’ lounge, restaurant, # R.R. 2, Osoyoos, BC V0H 1V2 & game room, convenience store, Tel: 519.463.5088 convenience store, ATM, internet Tel: 250.495.6443 showers, laundry facilities, parking & Fax: 519.463.5628 services, showers, garage on premises & parking Email: amdroit1990@hotmail.com CAT scale www.myhusky.ca


Western Ontario

Western Ontario

London

DESERONTO

windsor

London Husky Travel Centre Hwy 401 & 74 (Exit 195 off 401) Belmont, ON Tel: 519.644.0200 www.myhusky.ca

milton

Fifth Wheel Truck Stop

Eastern Ontario

Windsor Husky Travel Centre

Quick Stop

woodstock

215 Hwy 49, Deseronto, ON K0K 1X0 Tel: 613.396.3043 Fax: 613.396.1449 Open 6am-10pm, 7 days, full service islands, subway, convenience store, parking & coffee drive-thru.

Tecumseh, ON (off Hwy 401 at Exit 14) Tel: 519.737.6401 www.myhusky.ca

Ultramar

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DUNVEGAN

535 Mill Street, 40 Chisolm Dr. (Hwy 401 Exit 320) (Hwy 401 Exit 230 on TA site) Milton, ON L9T 3G9 Woodstock, ON N4S 7V6 Tel: 519.421.3144 Tel: 905.878.8441 Esso-Dunvegan Open 24 hrs, restaurant, convenience Fax: 905.878.9376 1515 County Road #20, Open 24 hrs, diesel fuel, convenience store, toilet, showers, truckers’ lounge (Hwy 417 Exit 51) & overnight parking store, CAT scale, Blue Beacon truck Dunvegan, ON wash, ATM, lube shop, Sunoco & Eastern Ontario Tel: 613.527.1026 or Irving Cardlock, full service fuel 613.627.2100 islands, restaurant, showers, laundry arnprior facilities, drivers’ lounge & arcade Fax: 613.527.2726 room, 100+ parkin, chapel, motel Open 24-7, full service islands, (smoking & non- smoking), & lottery Antrim Truck Stop restaurant (Tim Horton’s), convenience tickets. 580 White Lake Road, store, showers, parking & ATM. Arnprior, ON K7S 3G9 pickering Tel: 613.623.3003 Fax: 613.623.1003 Toll Free: 866.334.4775 jack@antrimwesternstar.com Open 24-7, full service islands, JOYCEVILLE Husky Travel Centre restaurant, convenience store, K ingston Husky Truck Stop 200 Clements Road, Pickering, ON showers, overnight parking, truckers’ Joyceville Road, lounge, CAT scale, garage service Tel: 905.428.9700 facilities, tire service, western star (Hwy 401 Exit 632) www.myhusky.ca truck dealer. Joyceville, ON port Hope bELLEVILLE Tel: 613.542.3468 ULTRAMAR www.myhusky.ca 25 Bellevue Drive, (Hwy 401 Exit 538, rear of Ultramar Service Station) Ultramar Belleville, ON K8N 4Z5 2211 County Road 28, Tel: 613.771.1755 KINGSTON (Hwy 401 Exit 464) Open 24 hrs, lunch counter, E sso-Kingston convenience store, toilets, showers, Port Hope, ON L1A 3W4 Hwy 401 Exit 611, Kingston, ON short-time parking & truckers’ lounge Tel: 905.885.4600 Tel: 613.384.8888 cARDINAL Open 24 hrs, lunch counter, Fax: 613.634.3162 convenience store,toilet, showers, Open 24-7 truckers’ lounge & short-time parking 2085 Shanly Road, stoney creek Ultramar Exit 730 off Hwy 401 Stop 50 Truck Stop Cardinal, ON K0C 1E0 1310 South Service Road, Tel: 613.657.3019 (Exit QEW at Fifty Road) Open 24 hrs, restaurant, convenience store, toilet, showers, Stoney Creek, ON L8E 5C5 1993 Hwy 15, Exit 623 overnight parking & truckers’ lounge Tel: 905.643.1151 Kingston, ON K7L 4V3 Cornwall Fax: 905.643.8068 Tel & Fax: 613.542.7971 Open 24-7, full service islands, Email: AkashIndia@hotmail.com restaurant, convenience store, laundry facilities, ATM, showers & parking Open 24/7, Fast-Food, Convenience Store, ATM, Overnight Parking. Tilbury Fifth Wheel Truck Stop 1901 McConnell Avenue, Pilot Travel Centre OTTAWA (Exit 792 off Hwy 401) 19325 County Road 42, Cornwall, ON K6H 5R6 Exit 56 off Hwy 401 Tel: 613.933.8363 Tilbury, Ontario Fax: 613.932.3952 Tel: 519.682.1140 Open 24 hrs, diesel fuel, full-service Fax: 519.682.9221 Ultramar fuel islands, convenience store at Email:TravelCenter.461@ fuel bar, take-out food, CAT scale, 3199 Hawthorne Road, Blue Beacon Truck Wash, propane, pilottravelcentres.com (Exit 110 off Hwy 417) Sunoco Cardlock, restaurant, 200+ www.pilottravelcenters.com Behind Ultramar Service Station truck parking capacity, private Open 24-7, six pilot diesel lanes, six Ottawa, ON K1G 3V8 showers, laundry facilities, drivers’ gasoline lanes & six ESSO Cardlock lounge & arcade room, Bell Canada Tel: 613.248.9319 lanes, subway restaurant, large Internet Kiosk, barber shop, ATM, Open 24 hrs, lunch counter, convenience store, drivers’ lounge & drug testing centre, chapel, motel convenience store, toilet, game room, CAT scale, coin laundry, (smoking & non-smoking), tire shop, Truckers’ lounge, showers ATM, six showers & 70+ parking lube shop, mechanic shop, Irving available. & short- ime parking Cardlock.

Eastern Ontario

Northern Ontario

New Brunswick

sPENCERVILLE

timmins

perth-andover

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

Herb’s Travel Plaza

Esso Truck Stop

Tobique One Stop

2154 Riverside Drive, Timmins, ON Tel: 705.268.3400 Fax: 705.267.7231 bgagnon@krebenterprises.ca Open 24-7, restaurant, convenience store, ATM & showers.

Exit 115, Perth-Anover, NB Tel: 506.273.9682 Fax: 506.273.9682 Open 24-7, full service islands, drivers’ lounge with large screen, restaurant, satellite TV, convenience store, showers, laundry, parking & free high-speed internet.

wAUBASHENE

sALISBURY

21160 Service Road, Exit 27 off Hwy 417 Vankleek Hill, Ontario Toll Free: 800.593.4372 Tel: 613.525.2120 Fax: 613.525.1595 Email: suzie_vink@yahoo.ca Open 24-7 drivers’ lounge, restaurant, convenience store, laundry facilities, ATM, internet services, showers & parking.

21 Quarry Road, Box 419, Waubashene, ON L0K 2L0 Tel: 705.538.2400 Fax: 705.538.0452 Email: braji@sympatico.ca

Northern Ontario

Montreal

bradford

Bradford Husky Travel Centre Hwy 400 & 88, Bradford, ON Tel: 905.775.5794 www.myhusky.ca

hWY 144 @ 560a

Watershed Car & Truck Stop Hwy 144 & 560a, Tel: 705.655.4911 or 705.523.4917 Fax: 705.523.4160 jim_blackbearhunting@live.com

new liskeard

Gilli’s Truck Stop Hwy #11 North, New Liskeard, ON Tel: 705.647.1919 Fax: 705.647.5610 Full service islands, restaurant, convenience store, showers & parking.

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: baytruckstop@bellnet.ca Web: www.transportmall.com Open 24-7, full service islands, restaurant, convenience store, showers, parking & truck repairs within 2 km.

sudbury

Waubashene Truck Stop

Québec

Irving 24 5918, Rue Notre Dame Est, Montreal, QC H1N 2C5 Tel: 514.257.8626 Fax: 514.259.0910

waasis

Lincoln Big Stop (Irving)

415 Nevers Rd., Waasis, NB E3B 9E1 Tel: 506.446.4444 Fax: 506.446.4440 Open 24-7, restaurant, convenience bluecanoe@nb.aibn.com store & laundry facilities. www.Irvingoil.com New Brunswick Open 24-7, full service & self service islands, drivers’ lounge & game room, restaurant, convenience store, aulac showers, laundry facilities, parking Aulac Big Stop Circle K 170 Aulac Road, Aulac, NB E4L 2X2 Tel: 506.536.1339 Fax: 506.536.0579 Email: aulac@eastlink.ca Open 24-7, full service islands, drivers’ lounge, restaurant, convenience store, showers, laundry facilities, parking & CAT scale.

grand falls

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

mONCTON

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.

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

woodstock

Murray’s Truck Stop Exit 191, 198 Beardsley Road, Woodstock, NB Tel: 506.328.2994 Driver’s Fax: 506.325.2148 email: calving.murraystruckstop @gmail.com www.murraystruckstop.ca Open 24-7, full service islands, drivers’ lounge & game room, restaurant, convenience store, showers, laundry facilities, parking & CAT scale & tire sales & service. Nova Scotia

ENFIELD

Enfield Big Stop (Circle K) 6757 Hwy #2, Enfield, NS S2T 1C8 Tel: 902.882.2522 Fax: 902.883.1769 Open 24-7, full-service islands, drivers’ lounge, restaurant (6 am11pm), convenience store, showers & parking.

truro heights

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

Truro Heights Circle K 86 Connector Rd., Hwy 102 Exit 13, Truro Heights, NS B2N 5B6 Tel: 902.897.0333 Fax: 902.897.0499 Open 24-7, self service islands, drivers’ lounge, restaurant, convenience store, showers & parking. February 2011   41


Alphabetical List Of Advertisers Advertiser

Page Publication

A

Allen Insurance Brokers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1  Ontario Trucking News Arrow Truck Sales. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47  Ontario Trucking News

B C Ontario Trucking News Ontario Trucking News Ontario & Western Trucking News Ontario & Eastern Trucking News

D Danatec. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23  Ontario Trucking News Domar Transmission Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21, 27

E Emergency Road Services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1  Edge Transportation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43  Espar Heating Products. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16  Expocam. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 

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

G Great Northern Battery Systems. . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

H Hunter Engineering. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31  Ontario Trucking News

I International Truckload Services Inc. . . . . . . . . . 46  Ontario Trucking News

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

K Kindersley Transport Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43  Ontario Trucking News

L Levy Steering. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Liquid Capital Midwest Corp.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1  Ontario Trucking News Lite Check. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8  Ontario Trucking News Lubecore. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1, 5, 17 Lucas Oil Products. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

O OTT Legal Services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4  Ontario Trucking News

P Performance Diesel (Bully Dog). . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Petro-Viron Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22  Ontario Trucking News

R Road Today Truck Show. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21  Ontario Trucking News

S Shell Canada. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Star Van Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46  Ontario Trucking News

T Taabs Wheel Balancers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 The Fuel Lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Thompson Emergency Freight Systems. . . . . . . 46  Ontario Trucking News Traction Truck Parts & TruckPro . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1  Ontario & Western Trucking News TransX. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44, 48 Trimac Transportation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48  Western Trucking News Trison Tarps Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,14

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

W Wilson Instruments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15  Ontario Trucking News Windshield Cam. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20

Y Yanke Group of Companies. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44, 47 Your Advantage Staffing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48  Ontario Trucking News

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Product/service

Page Publication

Automated Greasing Systems Lubecore. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1, 5, 17 Battery Sales Great Northern Battery Systems. . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Diesel Performance Products Performance Products (Bully Dog) . . . . . . . . . . . 11

Bennett’s Power Service Products . . . . . . . . 17, 47 C.U.T.C. Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Canadian Fleet Maintenance Seminar. . . . . . . . . 12  Castrol/Wakefield . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13, 20  Challenger Motor Freight. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45  CrimsonLogic. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 

ADVERTISERS BY PRODUCT or SERVICE

Emergency Road Services Emergency Road Services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1  Eastern & Western Trucking News Employment Opportunities Challenger Motor Freight. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45  Edge Transportation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43  International Truck Load Services. . . . . . . . . . . . 46  Kindersley Transport Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43  Star Van Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46  Thompson Emergency Freight Systems. . . . . . . 46 TransX. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44, 48 Trimac Transportation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48  Yanke Group of Companies. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44, 47 Your Advantage Staffing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 

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

Western Trucking News Ontario Trucking News

Factoring & Finance J.D. Factors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Liquid Capital Midwest Corp.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1  Ontario Trucking News Fuel Additives Bennett’s Power Service Products . . . . . . . . 17, 47 Heating Sales & Service Espar Heating Products. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Wilson Instruments. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15  Ontario Trucking News Insurance Allen Insurance Brokers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1  Ontario Trucking News Legal Services OTT Legal Services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4  Ontario Trucking News Lubricants Castrol/Wakefield . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5, 36  Ontario Trucking News Lucas Oil Products. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Shell Canada. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Permits & Waivers C.U.T.C. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Satellite Tracking Petro-Viron Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22  Ontario Trucking News Steering & Clutch Products Levy Steering. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12  Ontario Trucking News Tarps Sales & Service Trison Tarps Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1, 14 Theft Prevention Products The Fuel Lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Trade Shows Canadian Fleet Maintenance Seminar. . . . . . . . . 12 Expocam. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Road Today Truck Show. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Training Danatec. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Truck Parts & Accessories Traction Truck Parts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1  Ontario & Western Trucking News Truck Repairs TruckPro . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1  Ontario & Western Trucking News Truck Sales Arrow Truck Sales. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47  Ontario Trucking News Truck Transmissions Domar Transmissions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21, 27 Vehicle Safety Lite Check. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8  Ontario Trucking News Video Recording Equipment Windshield Cam. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Weigh Scales (On Board) Vulcan On-Board Scales. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1  Western & Eastern Trucking News Wheel Balancing Products Hunter Engineering. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31  Ontario Trucking News Taabs Wheel Balancers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30


Employment

T From the

Driver’s Seat By: Carl McBride

Roaming Romeos on the Road

he month of February is upon us and Valentine’s Day is February 14th. We all know in the trucking industry it is impossible to say whether a driver will be home on February 14th or not. I thought it would be interesting to find out if truck drivers, both men and women still have the romance in them to celebrate this special day. A trip to the 10 Acres Truck Stop was definitely in order. Just maybe we will find some romantics out there and get some Valentine tips for our readers.

Pete Stark drives for C.A.T. Transport out of Coteau-du-Lac, Quebec. “For me it is very simple. When I am home on the 14th, I do try to make everything good so that we are both happy. When I am on the road, I spend the day alone with my truck. I do try to make one phone call home.”

Clarence Thompson drives for Eassons Transport out of Berwick, Nova Scotia. “I have always felt that it is very important to celebrate important days like Valentine’s with the person you are with. It lets them know how important they are to you. When I am home I buy my wife some roses and we make a point of going somewhere special for a quiet dinner. If I happen to be on the road I make a call home on the 14th, and we celebrate it right when I get home. Never forget how important your partner in life really is.”

Sengezo Moya drives for Challenger Transport out of Dorval, Quebec. “Valentine’s Day is important to me. When I am home I celebrate correctly and do my best to be romantic. When I am on the road I never forget to make that important call home. It is an important day and a wise man never forgets it.”

So there are still a lot of romantics out there, and as one of our drivers mentioned, and may I quote “February 14th is an important day and a wise man/woman never forgets it,” whether they are away from home or waiting to hear from that special person. I know I won’t be forgetting. I like where I live and sleep and a happy wife is a happy home. Happy St. Valentine’s to all our drivers, their spouses and significant others, may cupid’s arrow find you all safe and well enjoying this day, whenever you get a chance to celebrate it.

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The Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association TransForce Inc.

TransForce Acquires Dynamex Inc.

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ontreal, Quebec - December 14, 2010 - TransForce Inc. (TSX: TFI-T), the leader in the Canadian transportation and logistics industry, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement and plan of merger to acquire all of the outstanding shares of Dynamex Inc. (NASDAQ: DDMX) for a purchase price of US$25.00 per share, in cash, representing a total purchase price of approximately US$248 million (the “Acquisition”). In connection with the definitive merger agreement, Dynamex informed TransForce that Dynamex has terminated the agreement and plan of merger it entered into on October 1, 2010,

as amended on November  30, 2010, with affiliates of Greenbriar Equity Group LLC, providing for the sale to such affiliates of all of the outstanding shares of Dynamex for a purchase price of US$24.00 per share. Dynamex’s Board of Directors has unanimously approved the acquisition by TransForce. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Dynamex is a leading provider of sameday delivery and logistics services in the United States and Canada, offering a wide range of door-to-door fulfillment and distribution services for clients of all sizes and needs for more than 20 years. Dynamex employs more than 1,500 workers and has contracts with

approximately 3,700 independent contractors. It has an extensive network of more than 60 business centers across the United States and Canada. For the twelve-month period ended October 31, 2010, Dynamex generated sales of approximately US$418 million. The Acquisition of Dynamex by TransForce is conditional upon a number of factors, including approval of the Acquisition by holders of a majority of Dynamex’s common shares, expiration or termination, as the case may be, of the waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, the Canada Transportation Act and the Competition

Act (Canada), and other customary closing conditions. Assuming the satisfaction of all conditions, the Acquisition is expected to close in the first quarter of calendar 2011.  The Acquisition will be financed using Tr a n s F o r c e ’s e x i s t i n g credit facilities and is expected to be immediately accretive to TransForce’s 2011 earnings. “TransForce is currently a significant player in the package and courier sector in Canada and the acquisition of Dynamex will enhance service to existing customers while proposing a powerful service offering to potential clients, as Dynamex specializes almost exclusively in same-day delivery services, a segment

generally not offered by TransForce, and by opening doors to the U.S. markets,” said Alain Bédard, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of TransForce. “We are highly confident that Dynamex shareholders will enthusiastically support our offer as it represents a compelling value proposition.  We believe that the combination of TransForce and Dynamex will yield attractive syn-

ergies with our existing divisions and will create value for our shareholders.  With our track record of successfully integrating acquisitions, we are ideally positioned to take advantage of every business opportunity between our two companies. TransForce is pleased to welcome Dynamex’s management and employees, who have built Dynamex’s strong brand recognition.”

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Employment

Transport for Christ

In What is Your Compliance?

By Chaplain Len Reimer

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hen we think of compliance, we think someone is demanding something of us. For some, our backs may go up a bit, because we don’t have a choice and we don’t like that. However the trucking industry has numerous policies we need to comply with if we want hassle free border crossings and trouble free inspections at check points. Our log books must be current and correctly completed. We can expect fines and reprimands for incorrect

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entries once caught, it is not the time for corrections. We can expect little or no grace at that point. Our log books and equipment maintenance must be up to date at all times, in case those yellow lights come on and we are invited into an inspection station. We don’t usually get a lot of warning or notice. In many ways our lives are like that, our age is not a factor, the BIG day could be at any moment. Our Maker is under no obligation to let us know the day and the hour of when our time will be up. Death and taxes are certain. As in trucking, we usually do not get much notice as to when our audit will take place. Our records must be up to date and ready for that surprise visit. We need to prepare here on earth for our final in-

spection, of which no man knows the hour and the day. The bible tells us our day will come as a thief in the night, it is important for us to be ready. You see, “For God so loved the world (you & me) that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life,” John 3:16. Wow, how great is that. We also find in the same book, John 3:3 “Jesus answered and said to him, most assuredly I say to you, unless one is born again, he (she) cannot see the kingdom of God.” In Acts 4:12 we find this message, “Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved”. We find written in I Timothy 2: 3-6 these inviting words “This is good and acceptable in the sight of God our

Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. For there is one God, and one Mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, who gave Himself as a ransom for all, which is the testi-

mony given at the proper time.” Friends, please consider the warning from God that our special day could be any time without warning. Plus, the invitation that Jesus has paid the awesome price for all

our sins and short comings. All we must do to receive eternal life is accept the gift of salvation and trust Jesus for the gift of everlasting life with Him in heaven and not hell! Our compliance needs to be in Jesus Christ.

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TIDA

Scholarships for Cargo & Skills Training

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anuary 10, 2011 - The Tr u c k i n g I n d u s t r y Defense Association (TIDA) has announced it will award five scholarships to industry members attending the 2011 Cargo Seminar and five scholarships to industry members attending the 2011 Skills Course.  Interested applicants must meet the criteria and submit an

application available at www.tida.org.  Applications will be received through March 1, 2011. A c c epte d applican ts for the Cargo Seminar will receive a scholarship which will include the seminar registration fee, one night of lodging and $300 airfare reimbursement.  Accepted applicants for the Skills Course

will receive a scholarship which will include the seminar  registration fee, two nights of lodging and $300 airfare reimbursement.  Scholarships will be distributed on a first come, first served basis to individuals from trucking and insurance companies. For more information, please visit www.tida. org.

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Employment

Ontario Trucking Association (OTA)

New Windsor Detroit Bridge Key to Sustained Economic Development

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oronto, Ontario January 20th, 2011 - In last night’s State of the State address, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder made it clear that building a new bridge between Windsor and Detroit, as recommended by the Detroit River International Crossing (DRIC) process, will be a key component of his economic renewal plan for Michigan. Snyder explained that as global demand for Michigan’s ports of entry increases, it is essential for trade and job growth that Michigan’s

crossings be improved; the realization of the DRIC project is a key part of this plan. “To satisfy growing demand, we must move forward towards building a bridge, a new bridge from Detroit to Windsor, The Detroit River International River Crossing,” proclaimed Snyder. “We will present a totally revamped and highly attractive economic development proposal including a recent agreement from Washington.” Last year, a bill approving

DRIC was not introduced or voted out of the state senate transportation committee before the Michigan legislative session adjourned. With Governor Snyder’s support, the DRIC legislation will be reintroduced and examined by the new lawmakers in office. “This project isn’t just a Detroit issue. Every farmer and manufacturer in our state can tell you why it’s important to have world trade. This new bridge will create jobs, strengthen our economy, help establish Michigan as a hub for

global commerce,” continued Snyder. “So let’s work together so this opportunity does not slip away.” The project will be funded through a public-private partnership in which the Canadian government’s pledge of $550 million towards Michigan’s share of the cost will play a key part. Last week, Snyder reached an agreement with the Federal Highway Administration to use the $550 million investment towards the matching funds required for all federally funded

highway projects. Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) President David Bradley, a strong supporter of the DRIC proposal, welcomed the Governor’s remarks, saying “This is excellent news and I’m extremely pleased Governor Snyder has decided to make DRIC a priority for his administration. The prospects of getting the DRIC plan approved in the next few months are considerably strong today than they were yesterday.” However, Bradley went on to caution that while the

Governor’s support of DRIC certainly boosts the project’s outlook, it does not guarantee its success in the legislature. “There is still a lot of work to be done to get this through the House and Senate and OTA will continue to do everything in our power to help get DRIC through the Michigan Legislative process,” Bradley said. “But having the governor’s strong leadership hopefully will carry the day. While we’re taking nothing for granted, we’re very optimistic about the future of DRIC.”

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The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA)

Final Installment Of Meal Tax Deductibility

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ttawa, Ontario – On January 1, 2011, the Department of Finance increased the tax deductible portion of meal expenses for long-haul truck drivers to 80 per cent, taking the final step towards fulfilling the commitment the federal government

made in 2007 to restore the meal tax deductibility to 80 per cent by 2011. The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) welcomes this change, which will allow Canadian long-haul truck drivers to enjoy the same meal deduction allowances as their U.S. counterparts.

“CTA is pleased that the Minister of Finance and the Government of Canada are continuing to honour their commitment, despite being under fiscal pressure,” said CTA CEO David Bradley. “The government deserves a great deal of credit for continuing to be responsive to

the needs of the trucking industry and truck drivers in particular.” “CTA is proud of the role our 2006-2007 lobby campaign played in achieving this deduction,” continued Bradley. The campaign, End Canada’s Lunch Bag Let Down, featured postcards that truck drivers

sent to the federal minister highlighting the need for this tax change. “As some of the hardest working individuals in Canada, we are happy that longhaul truck drivers are benefitting from lower taxes as a result of CTA’s campaign.” In order to be eligible for

the tax deduction drivers must generally be away for at least 24 consecutive hours and the purpose of the trip must be to transport goods beyond a 160 km radius from the home location. In addition the vehicle must have a GVWR of greater than 11,788 kg.

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Canadian Trucking Human Resources Council (CTHRC)

New Online Labour Information Database For Fleets

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ttawa, Ontario January 5, 2011 - The Canadian

adian trucking industry

offers users access to a

in addition to overall rev-

that all of this data has

much wider array of key

enue and tonne-kilometres

been available through a

economic indicators.

traveled. Cross-border in-

Trucking Human Resour-

single source,” says Sandy

In addition to the GDP

formation incorporates

ces Council (CTHRC) has

Lewis, the CTHRC’s man-

and labour demands for

the Canada-US exchange

introduced a new section

ager of projects.

the nine key occupations,

rate, export and import

on its Web site that pro-

The Labour Informa-

the Labour Information

data, and Canadian trucks

vides data on econom-

tion Highway - Basic tool,

Highway - Advanced tool

returning from the US,

ic indicators and labour

which can be accessed for

incorporates unemploy-

the total number of trucks

trends for fleets.

free, provides Gross Do-

ment rates, details about

entering Canada, and US

The new Labour Infor-

mestic Product (GDP) data

shipments, weights, dis-

trucks entering Canada.

mation Highway Demand

and the labour demand

tances travelled, revenue,

Annual subscriptions to

Data Tools incorporate

for nine key occupations,

truck numbers, vehicle-

this version of the tool are

data and projections span-

including truck drivers;

kilometres traveled, the

available at a cost of $350

ning from 1987 to 2016.

truck-transport mechanics;

Consumer Price Index

per trucking company,

Users of the online tools

truck-trailer technicians;

and population figures. Its

association or provincial

can access the information

parts technicians; shunt

labour data includes the

sector council.

with drop-down menus,

drivers; cargo workers;

size of the labour force,

Officials say all of these

generating results that

dispatchers; freight claims,

participation rate, incomes,

results can be used to gen-

can be sorted nationally,

safety and loss prevention

wages and salaries. Details

erate graphs and populate

regionally, provincially or

specialists; and foremen,

about the industry’s profit-

spreadsheets with figures

by occupation.

supervisors and managers.

ability and productivity in-

for further analysis. To ac-

“This is the first time in

The Labour Information

clude the weight, distance

cess both tools, visit www.

the history of the Can-

Highway - Advanced tool

and revenue per shipment,

cthrc.com.

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