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July 2013

Issue 62

Serving Manitoba to BC, Yukon & NWT

Shell LNG Canada

The Future is Calling W

hat does the future of transportation look like? Depends who you ask. Hollywood will pitch you the idea of flying cars and, of course, teleporters. Shell Canada has a different vision: Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), tomorrow’s fuel today. Hmm, doesn’t sound as cool as a teleporter, you say? Well hold on; we’d argue that point. LNG: may deliver a reduction in carbon dioxide emissions and can be as much as 30 per cent cheaper than diesel. Does this mean a potentially cleaner future with cheaper fuel prices? Not even Hollywood saw that one coming. But now that the future is here, Geoff Chadwick, Bison Transport driver, couldn’t be more excited. Like many young people of his generation, Chadwick put himself through university driving a truck. When he graduated he thought his truck driving days were in the rear view mirror. However, the allure of the open road, and his love for driving, brought him back behind the wheel. After nearly 40 years of driving professionally, Chadwick sees LNG as the future of long-haul trucking—and so do many others in the industry. In November Bison Transport, one of the largest freight hauling companies Shell, page 4 >>

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Front Page Feature


Theme: Trailer Manufacturers

Barb Woodward

Halina Mikicki

Rick Woodward

Chris Charles

Carl McBride

Marek Krasuski

President & Account Executive


Distribution Manager

Art Director & MIS

Account Executive

Editor in Chief


New Products & Services


Tires & Wheels


A Drive Back in Time


Products & Services Directory


Truck Stop Directory


Traction-TruckPro Directory



July 2013 Western Trucking News, Ontario Trucking News & Eastern Trucking News are published monthly by Woodward Publishing Inc. Head Office: Cherry Valley, Ontario, Canada, 877.225.2232 Head Office: (Sales) Barb Woodward, Sales: Carl McBride, Art Director/MIS: Chris Charles, Administration: Halina Mikicki, Distribution: Rick Woodward Editor-in-Chief: Marek Krasuski, Writers: Wendy Morgan-McBride, George Fullerton & Mike Howe French Translation: Nicolas Côté Visit us on the web at: Copyright © 2011 Woodward Publishing Inc. All rights reserved. Publication Agreement: No. #40806005

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Shell LNG Canada:

The Future is Calling: Fuel Could Be Cheaper & Cleaner Shell, from page 1 >>

in Canada, announced it signed a five-year LNG fuel supply agreement with Shell Canada. Bison since purchased 15 LNG-powered Peterbilt tractors that operate along the Calgary to Edmonton corridor. Once the deal was signed, Chadwick, who sits on the driver advisory board at Bison, took his maiden journey in an LNG truck and hasn’t looked back since. He has become an un-official ambassador for LNG and prides himself on being at the forefront of a fundamental change in on-road fueling. From buying Westport stock to writing newsletter articles on LNG at Bison, Chadwick is invested in LNG as the fuel of the future. Working for Bison allows drivers to be the first across the starting line of this growing trend. “It’s a very fluid and forwardlooking company that’s always looking for new things to see and when and where they can succeed,” Chadwick says. “When I heard that we were getting involved with LNG I said I want to help.” In March, a significant milestone was marked on the road toward the use of LNG for commercial transportation in North America. Shell Canada opened the first public LNG refueling station in Canada, located at the Calgary Shell Flying J Travel Plaza, with Edmonton expected to open in the coming weeks. Having LNG available in Alberta’s two largest cities allows LNG fueled tractors from any company to travel around this key trucking route. The Shell Flying J station located in South East Calgary is the first public access LNG refueling site in Canada. The location presents an attractive opportunity for businesses looking to make the jump

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from traditional diesel transports, to potentially more economical and cleaner-burning LNG engines. “Pioneering LNG for fleet use allows us to bring a new product to market and choice to our customers, says Chadwick. “For heavy-duty truck operators facing a challenging economic climate, LNG could be a cost competitive fuel option, particularly for those looking to invest in new fleet vehicles.” Shell’s LNG refuelling infrastructure will support an increasing number of commercial fleets with LNG fuel options. “LNG presents a tremendous opportunity for commercial and industrial customers looking for fuel alternatives,” says Bob Taylor, Business Development Manager, Shell LNG. “The use of this corridor will

allow fleets of any size access to Shell LNG.”

Jumping Pound facility, west of Calgary, to sup-

LNG QUICK FACTS • LNG starts as a gas buried deep underground

• The gas is extracted and

super cooled to minus 162 degrees Celsius

• LNG is nontoxic and

evaporates quickly if spilled

• LNG is colourless/odourless • The first public LNG refueling station in Canada was opened by Shell and Shell Flying J in Calgary

Shell is currently constructing a natural gas liquefaction plant at its

ply this growing market. Additionally, two other liquefaction plants are

planned in Sarnia, Ontario and along the Gulf Coast to support LNG corridor development. LNG has the potential to transform the commercial freight and fuel industries in North America and is an exciting project for everyone involved. “Proving that this alternative fuel source can be  economically and practically viable is our objective, aligning perfectly with our company values,” says Trevor Fridfinnson, Bison’s VP western operations. Under specific conditions, the use of LNG in heavy duty applications has the potential to deliver a 20 per cent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions. This is an important consideration for carriers of household brands that put a premium on carriers who can ship in cleaner ways.

Additionally, total fueling time is not greatly impacted. According to Chadwick the combined time to fill is around 20 minutes. “The LNG experience will closely replicate the diesel experience that our customers are already used to,” says Taylor. “Customers can continue to fleet cards and all the necessary amenities are on-site.” The availability and use of Shell LNG sites keeps fuelling site operational risk and overhead from individual fleets, compared to using expensive in-yard fueling infrastructure. “I think it’s the future, I really do,” says Chadwick. He couldn’t be happier about the company’s decision to make the leap into the future. Currently operating one of the newly purchased Westport HD 15L tractors, he only has good things to say about it. “The power and torque ratings are the same, the only difference; it runs a bit quieter.” Shell has always been on the cutting edge of LNG technology. Beginning in 1964 when the company worked to build the world’s first plant to export LNG in Algeria, Shell has continued to participate and provide technical advice for projects around the world. Currently they are involved in projects that account for 40 per cent of today’s international LNG production. Based on what he’s experienced up to this point, Chadwick believes that this is just the beginning of a large shift in the transportation industry. “A few years from now we might be able to travel from Vancouver to Winnipeg in an LNG vehicle. I think many trucks on the road will be LNG capable,” he says. “It is exciting to be part of the future of our industry instead of waiting on the side lines for others to succeed.”


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Accutrac Capital

Tips to ensure your Drivers have Accessible Cash when on the Road By Bruce Sayer

up too much cash, or not

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make payroll, keep your

Even with the best plan-

f a truck driver’s life is anything, it’s mobile. Whether you own one truck or a fleet of trucks, sending drivers out on long-haul runs with all the cash they need for their trips can put a real strain on cash flow. You’ll either provide them with more than they need and tie

enough and leave them short and scrambling to find the funds to pay for fuel, scales, repairs and so on. Here are three tips to keep cash rolling in and provide operating funds needed by your drivers. Tip #1: Utilize a Trucking Load Advance

a trucking Load Advance is an alternative form of financing that provides your trucking business with up to 50% cash advance prior to delivering your load. Delivering loads for your customer is your bread and butter. But you can’t invoice that customer

load. And, you can’t get paid until your customer receives their invoice. Often, it will be another 30 to 60 days, sometimes as much as 90 days, before your customer pays you and you have cash in hand. The problem is…you still have to pay for fuel,

trucks maintained, pay for permits and the dozen other day-to-day expenses every trucking and freight company has… while waiting to be paid. A trucking Load Advance provides the much needed cash flow to cover your operating costs. Tip #2: Use Trucking Fuel Cards In addition to providing a secure and simple way for drivers to pay for fuel, repairs, scales, hotel rooms, receive cash and other necessities, fuel cards provide detailed information about spending activities and driver progress. Some of the benefits include: • 24/7 online access • extensive security controls • ability to control where drivers stop • ability to set product, volume and dollar limits • reports that allow you to analyze purchase patterns • ability to calculate fuel taxes easily based on transaction data Tip #3: Consider factoring your invoices to improve cash flow

ning, there will be times when cash flow comes up short. If a traditional business loan or line of credit isn’t an option (or desirable), consider factoring your accounts receivable invoices to free up cash flow. As long as your trucking business deals with creditworthy customers, you can qualify for factoring. You’ll then have access to cash within 24 hours of issuing your invoice… while the factoring company waits to be reimbursed. A great side benefit is that the factoring company takes care of the often tedious back office work of managing invoices and chasing after receivables. That’s especially helpful to smaller owner-operator truckers who spend a lot of time on the road and struggle with keeping up with unpaid invoices. Accutrac Capital specializes in factoring, fuel cards and load advances designed specifically for the trucking and transportation industry. For more information, contact Accutrac at www.



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Theme: Trailer Manufacturers

Trailer Manufacturers Ride Wave of Robust Sales

By Marek Krasuski


he trailer industry may not come close to matching production levels of new truck builds, but it still plays a crucial role. Without trailers, nothing gets shipped. These comparatively lower numbers may account for the transportation industry’s propensity to focus instead on advancements in trucks designs, but it’s an oversight that trailer proponents say is expensive. Research shows that a 20 percent reduction in aerodynamic drag generates a 6 percent fuel economy improvement at 30 mph, a 10 percent fuel economy improvement at 50 mph, and a 14 percent fuel economy improvement at 80 mph. Since the majority of drag is caused by the trailer - 70 percent by some estimates - available aerodynamic technologies could reduce drag by 40 percent. Airtabs, strakes, undercarriage skirts and boat tails are among the devices available to assist in optimal drag reduction. Inspired by these potential savings, some manu-

facturers and fleets are exploring ways to accrue savings through improvements to trailers. Navistar, for example, is one company investing in wind tunnels, track tests and fleet evaluations to find ways to reduce fuel costs. On the regulatory side of the industry, the US EPA’s Smartway Transportation Partnership will endorse approval for 53-foot van trailers that improve fuel economy by 5 percent. These can be achieved by any combination of reduced rolling resistance tires and aerodynamic features. Despite the bulk of attention directed to trucks, the trailer industry shows sign of growth with manufacturers opening new plants and upgrading existing facilities in 2012. The Quebec-based Tremcar, for example, opened a new service facility in London, Ontario, adding to its list of plants in that province, and in Ontario and Ohio. The expansion dovetails with one of the highest sales increases in the industry and the company’s history. In 2012 this manufacturer of liquid and dry bulk tankers increased sales by 61 percent over 2011 production levels. “Tremcar’s performance has been quite remarkable,” observed Allan Paaren, company VP - Sales, Ontario & Maritimes. Tremcar’s surge is attributed in large

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part to the boom in the oil industry of late, but Paaren also credits the company’s nimble strategy. “Part of our success is in the ability to capture demand by the ramping up of our plants and quickly responding to the market. There may be orders out there but you have to be in the position to satisfy the need,” he said. To that end, Tremcar recently took measures to increase vapour recovery, particularly on petroleum trailers, to improve operational performance. Tremcar’s exceptional growth reflects a general surge in the industry. Trailer output in 2012 increased by 9.4 percent among the top 25 truck trailer manufacturers, according to an exhaustive report published by Trailer Body Of those 25, the six largest companies produced three quarters of the new builds. Platform trailers saw the biggest increase while production of van trailers remained strong. Wabash National Corporation also experienced robust growth. Transcraft, a subsidiary of Wabash National Corporation and a leading producer of platform trailers, enjoyed a 52 percent increase and a strong endorsement from company President, Dick Giromini: “It was a tremendous year of transformation for

Wabash National which is highlighted in the yearover-year improvement in our financial results. Specifically, 2012 net sales of $1.5 billion set a company record, while gross margin of 11.2% represents the highest level since 2004 and a year-overyear improvement of 560 basis points or double last year’s performance,” he told Trailer Body Builders. Great Dane was among the top performers with an increase of 13 percent in 2012 over 2011 sales. Dry vans, reefers and platform trailers showed the strongest performance. Reflecting expansion trends, the company last year opened a new refrigerated manufacturing plant in Georgia which will produce 5,000 units per year when running at full capacity. The company’s Mississaugabased Canadian distributor, Glasvan Great Dane, was this year’s recipient of Great Dane Trailers International Dealer of the Year Award in recognition of top best sales and customer service excellence. Glasvan President, George Cobham Sr., attributed the award to “the quality of our products, our industryleading service standards, and the exceptional knowledge of our team who help keep their equipment on the road.”

Among other leading contenders within the group of 25 top producers is the Quebec –based Manac Trailers which has been designing, manufacturing and distributing semitrailers for nearly 50 years. Sales increased by 8 percent in 2012 over the previous year, and the company anticipates similar performance levels for 2013 in the production of vans, flatbeds and vocational trailers. More recently, Manac has earned the reputation as the standard-bearer for safety, recently conferred on the company by the US-based Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) for its ability to protect drivers and passengers of cars that crash into trailer rears. Only Manac’s underside guards, designed to prevent a car from sliding under a trailer, made the grade in all three testing categories. Another Canadian company that joins the list of top producers is the Anaheim, Saskatchewanbased Doepker Industries which boasted a production output increase of 27 percent and, significantly, a revenue increase of 60 percent due to a mix of models and robust activity in the oil patch. Thanks to Doepker’s diverse product line - trailers, haulers, flatbeds, curtainsiders - it also performed well in the forest industry. Wh ile sale s m ay be the mainstay of the trailer market, rentals and leasing address specific objectives. Tremcar’s Allan Paaren says that rentals are popular for short term needs on specific projects and serve a bridging function for operators waiting for delivery of new builds. Tremcar has enlisted the services of Element Finan-

cial Corporation to assist customers with leasing programs. Rentals, in contrast to full purchases, offer a low maintenance option with fixed costs and no significant capital investments in new purchases. Leasing, similarly, frees up capital for other expenditures. Trailer Wizards is a leading provider of leasing alternatives in Canada which cites many advantages to leasing programs for new and used trailers with both short and long term contracts. Operating and finance lease options are available with fixed costs, allowing for predictable expenditures, and leases with purchase options. A perusal of trailer manufacturer and distributor websites will provide more information on leasing and rental alternatives. As a footnote, Canadian carriers with refrigerated units entering the US should be assessing the impact of new legislation governing the transportation of foodstuffs. The US Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is described as the most sweeping change in food safety legislation for the last several decades. As part of the new program governing food companies, carriers will be required to ensure that their transportation of food complies with four sections in the Act. These include preventative controls and hazard analysis, traceability, sanitary transportation of food and the intentional adulteration of food. In others words, the FDA, responsible for enforcement, will want proof that food was transported at the right temperature throughout the journey. Affected companies are urged to meet with their food companies to determine exactly what technologies and retrofits may be required for compliance to the new regulations. Full enforcement is expected in 2015.



lyria, Ohio - Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC, in support of the goals of the 2013 National Tire Safety Week, June 2-8, stressed the importance of proper tire inflation and monitoring in safe commercial vehicle operation. Bendix, the North American leader in the development and manufacture of leading-edge active safety and braking system technologies, offers the SmarTire® Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) by Bendix CVS, which monitors pressure and temperature of tractor and trailer tires. SmarTire TPMS offers fleets and drivers insight on tires that leads to improved fuel economy, reduced downtime, and improved roadway safety. Sponsored by the Rubber Manufacturers Association to raise consumer aware-

Bendix Offers Solutions & Insight During National Tire Safety Week ness about tire safety and fuel economy for cars and trucks, the annual National Tire Safety Week focused on the simple steps that vehicle operators - from motorists to fleets - can take to ensure their tires are in good working condition. Tires driven while significantly underinflated can experience increased stress and higher temperatures which increase the risk of failure. Industry statistics show that 90 percent of blowouts are caused by underinflation. Tire performance is also factored into CSA (Compliance, Safety, Accountability) scoring, as drivers and fleets can face penalties for improperly inflated or poorly maintained tires. “Because tire care, inflation, and maintenance are crucial to vehicle safety, Bendix has long focused on developing methods for

warning fleets and drivers of tire-related problems before they pose a safety hazard,” said Jon Intagliata, Product Manager for Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems (TPMS) at Bendix. The SmarTire® Tire Pressure Monitoring System for tractors and SmarTire® Trailer-Link™ TPMS by Bendix CVS continuously monitor both tire pressure and temperature at each wheel location, offering real-time status information to the driver or maintenance technician. An in-vehicle dash display shows both the actual tire pressure and temperature, along with a deviation value that shows the amount of overinflation or underinflation from each tire’s cold inflation pressure (CIP). “The deviation values for each tire are important because they automatic-

ally take into account the increase in pressure due to temperature that naturally occurs as a tire is in operation. Since our sensors are located inside the pressure vessel, they provide a direct temperature measurement that allows our system to automatically adjust alerts to the driver, taking into account this natural increase in pressure.” Intagliata said. “Tire pressure rises when the temperature increases through travel or external conditions. SmarTire’s capability to calculate the CIP deviation means drivers and fleets can accurately maintain their pressures whether a truck has been parked for some time or has traveled hundreds of miles. The temperature compensation feature also allows the system to provide earlier warnings of a tire problem.” The SmarTire system is

the industry’s only TPMS available as a factoryinstalled option through original equipment manufacturers. Volvo Trucks NA, International® Trucks, and Kenworth ® all offer it as an OEM-installed option. SmarTire Trailer-Link TPMS wirelessly transmits information from trailer wheel-ends directly to the in-cab display of tractors equipped with the latest version of SmarTire. If the tractor is not equipped with SmarTire, the trailer TPMS system can use a lamp mounted to the nose of the trailer to notify the driver of trailer tire pressure or temperature problems. Proper tire pressure management also helps fleets address the increasing costs of fuel and tires. Tire underinflation by as little as 10 percent results in a 1.5 percent drop in fuel

economy. The SmarTire system offers additional benefits when it is linked with SafetyDirect® from Bendix CVS, a Web portal that allows fleet owners to analyze real-time, wirelessly transmitted safety information. T h e S m a r Ti r e ® s y s tems from Bendix CVS are part of the company’s ever-growing portfolio of technology developments that delivers on safety, plus other areas critical to fleets’ success. By improving vehicle performance and efficiency, and providing unparalleled post-sales support, Bendix aims to improve highway safety for everyone, while helping fleets and drivers strengthen return on investment in equipment and technology. For more information, call 800.AIR.BRAKE (800.247.2725) or visit


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Letter to the Editor

Liberal Slots at Racetracks Cancelled By Len Kordy


y 40 years of racing in Ontario ended. Unbelievable! I was born and raised in Ontario and have lived for 40 years as an owner, breeder and racer of a dozen standard bred horses. I am currently in possession of 6 horses I bred, 6 horses purchased at auction sales, 8 racing horses and 4 yearlings in training. On a sad day in April I was in shock and teary eyed as I watched 12 horses loaded onto a transport and then rolled out of sight, leaving their home for the last time. To not see these beautiful trained horses again was very painful. The trainer remarked, “I will send you pictures of them now and again for your memory”. These are horses destined to race outside of Ontario – never to return. Race tracks are responsible for their tracks and

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holding the races. They do not own one horse. Owners have control of breeding and buying standard-bred horses for racing. The municipality in which the racetrack is located undertakes three separate identities to put on the show. We are never subsidized with any taxpayer dollars. A signed contract with the Ontario Government gave the OLG an opportunity to gain a foothold in the private sector by allowing slot machines to be placed on racetrack property from 1998 to 2015. A total of 15 racetracks were involved. They begged the tracks to enter into this private sector agreement which was the first in Ontario. The partnership agreement provided the Track with 10% of the revenues, horses 10%, and municipalities 5% for a total of 25%. The OLG received the remaining 75%. In 12 years this contract has provided the Govern-

ment with a net profit of $14 billion dollars – over a billion dollars annually for them to spend on their subsidy programs. None of the eight Government casinos proved to be as profitable as the Slots at Racetracks. When private investors showed little interest in buying casinos, the then Conservative government approached the province’s 15 race tracks to develop a partnership relationship that would include installing only slot machines at the tracks. It fit like a glove for casinos and tracks – good location, ample parking, large property size and spacious buildings. The horse tracks, however, were leery about the arrangement since it would conflict with horse betting. But with government persistence, eventually a deal was agreed upon for the period 1998 to 2015, after which time the arrangement would be reviewed for

This photo was taken of myself in 1978, a time remembered as more friendly, fun, at ease, and financially better off. In the 35 years that have since passed, life has become more commercial. Government/OLG owned and operated casinos are in, with 2 in Niagara Falls, 1 in Orillia and 1 in Windsor, along with four charity casinos, each located in Gananoque, Ajax, Brantford, and Sarnia. another term. A business partnership between the tracks and the government was consummated. On March 31, 2012, former Ontario premier, Dalton McGuinty, gave racetracks exactly one year to the day to remove the

slot machines. Our contract was to extend to 2015 when its success was to have been reviewed. I, a businessman, along with thousands of other owners could not believe this April Fool’s joke perpetrated by the Ontario government. The government’s decision to cancel a program that earned a net profit of $14 billion was not only insane; it was also a breach of a written bonafide contract valid until 2015. During the 2012 – 2013 period the Government never once talked to the horsemen and owners to justify their decision. Former Premier, Dalton McGuinty, Ontario Finance Minister, Dwight Duncan, and Energy Minister, Chris Bentley quit and jumped ship. They knew the time was right to quit, but it was a nasty, dirty trick to play on the new Premier, Kathleen Wynne. What a mess, lies, deceit and an insult to the taxpayers of Ontario. Ms. Wynne has had to face several mistakes made under the leadership of the former premier – the gas & hydro projects, the Ornge deal, teacher disputes and now the horse dilemma. In April 2013 veterinarians Mr. & Mrs. Meirs along with owners, trainers and breeders assembled at Mohawk Racetrack to meet with Premier Wynne. Ms. Wynne was a No Show – hardly an

effective way to address this problem. This decision affects countless employees and 55,000 trained professional horsemen. It will result in a loss of $1 billion a year to government coffers, plus annual expenditures of 1 1/2 billion in operating costs – hay, food, equipment, vehicles, gas, trainers, shelter, training and breeding centres, etc. It’s too late to mend the destruction to the horses. To add insult to injury, thousands of jobs will be lost at casinos, over and above the loss of horse grooms, paddock help, trainers, 1000 horses and horsemen owners – all gone from the Province of Ontario. Being 1st and 2nd best worldwide, our ratings are now gone, never to return. Forty years of loyalty gone. This problem could have been resolved, but too much time has been wasted. There is no solution to be found for the remaining horses. Slaughter is imminent. Sad! Tears are in my eyes writing this letter. To comment on this article or to find more information, please send an email to and provide your phone number so I may contact you. Any opinions expressed here are those of Mr. Kordy and do not necessarily reflect the views of Woodward Publishing Group.


Keeping Your Vehicles Clean

Annual Water Costs to Wash Vehicles Over $1Million

By Jack Jackson


ast month I went on a trip to a large A m e r i c a n c i t y ’s transit facilities to understand how we can help design and implement a washing solution for their LRT (Light Rapid Transit) trains. They had 3 yards across the city where the LRT trains ended their routes. Each yard had a maintenance facility and a train- wash area in the yard. This is the basic setup of most urbanized cities for their LRT or subway trains. End the route (or start the route) with the maintenance facility in the same place where mechanical checks are undertaken on train cars. Trains are washed prior to maintenance followed by another daily wash when the train is ready to embark on its route. The issue at these 3 facilities was that the train washes were 35 years old and long past recovery. These facilities were located outside (warm weather climate)

on a separate rail track where a train would have to switch to for washing. Their main issue was the water recycle systems were not working for some 15 years and the cost of water was getting out of control. The monthly bill per location was over $30,000.00 for water only. They are spending almost $100,000.00 per month on water to wash trains. In fact, due to a leaky valve that was undetected, the largest single water bill for one month was $360,000.00. In case you are thinking this is a typo, I repeat, $360,000.00 for one month of water usage to wash trains! Ten years ago they embarked on this project, and hopefully this year the funds will be available to replace the train washes. I am sure if they had completed their analysis of money spent on maintenance and parts with water waste, the train wash would have paid for itself long ago. Needless to say, this is a public funding initiative, so it’s a different animal than private sector cases. However, we need to learn how we should not procrastinate with respect to issues that really cost money. Based on today’s average cost of $100,000 per month of water, or $1.2M per year, we determined

we could replace the machinery and water treatment, and lower their costs to $10,000 per month (or less) for water and complete the wash cycle for trains in a much more efficient manner for lower maintenance costs in the future. Based on the maintenance expense and the water savings, the new

train wash would have paid for itself in a year, however, the outlay of $2M for replacement costs is overshadowed by politics. Spending that kind of money is not prudent. Evidently, these trains cost in the millions of dollars. Can you imagine buying a Lamborghini and never washing it?

We all need to be aware of our costs of doing business and determining what is prudent to spend money on now in order save money later. The cost of washing is hidden within many facilities until there is a glaring event that triggers a need to re-evaluate. This is an extraordinary example, however, it is evident

that the need to evaluate costs, including washing expenses, should be reviewed in all aspects. Jack Jackson is President of Awash Systems Corp. Email: or call 1-800265-7405. Visit our website www.awashsystems. com. North America’s Leader in Fleet Washing Solutions.


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lyria, Ohio - As the North American leader in the development and manufacture of leading-edge active safety and braking system technologies, Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC supports the annual Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) Roadcheck program, which this year took place June 4-6. Sharing the CVSA’s commitment to safer vehicles and roadways, Bendix stresses that highway safety begins well before any vehicle hits the road through proper maintenance, regular inspection, the use of genuine replacement parts, and technician training. Roadcheck - the largest targeted commercial vehicle roadside inspection program in the world - was founded in 1988 with the goal to improve safety on North America’s roadways. According to CVSA, during the Roadcheck 72hour inspection period in 2012, approximately 9,500 CVSA-certified inspectors at 2,500 locations in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico performed an average of more than 1,000 inspections per hour. One in five vehicles inspected was found with a violation serious enough to be considered an imminent safety hazard, CVSA said. Since Roadcheck’s inception, more than 1.2 million vehicles have been inspected, and CVSA estimates that more than 220 lives have been saved and 4,000 injuries prevented. “Roadcheck encourages fleets and owner-operators to take proactive measures while off the highways, and by doing so, make significant contributions to vehicle safety on the highways,” said Fred Andersky, Bendix Director of Government and Industry Affairs, and Director of Marketing - Charging. For truck and bus fleets, as well as owner-operators, Bendix outlines two levels of maintenance 12    July 2013

Bendix Supports CVSA Roadcheck to Improve Highway Safety that are key to safety for commercial vehicles: the thorough review afforded by regularly scheduled preventive maintenance; and pre-trip visual inspections by drivers, who should check for obvious problems such as loose hoses and leaks. “The CVSA has noted that brakes have been cited as an associated factor in more than 29 percent of commercial motor vehicle crashes, so the importance of paying careful attention to brakes during these inspections cannot be overstated,” said Gary Ganaway, Director of Marketing and Global Customer Solutions for Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake (BSFB). BSFB is a joint venture of Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC and Dana Commercial Vehicle Products, LLC. During foundation drum brake service, fleets should check for lining wear and follow the manufacturer’s instructions regarding adjustment of slack adjusters. Adjustments will differ depending on the manufacturer. Air disc brakes require less maintenance, as most are sealed for life. The primary inspection concern for air disc brakes is pad wear. “Helping to keep commercial vehicles on the road and in good working order is a round-the-clock effort at Bendix, through at-the-ready post-sales support options, our dedication to providing technicians and companies with the most current and in-depth training and information available, and ensuring that genuine Bendix replacement parts meet OE requirements,” Andersky said. “Our industry’s safety efforts rely heavily on the know-how and experience of certified technicians.” The Bendix On-Line Brake School at www. offers anytime access to Bendix’s knowledge database

and technical resources, including a dynamic menu of video segments and other training tools. Technicians can also reach Bendix’s ASE-certified Service, Warranty, and Training (SWAT) team experts through 1-800-AIRBRAKE. In addition, Bendix strongly recommends that fleets and technicians maintain vehicles using original replacement parts for best performance and compliance results. “Brakes, like other commercial vehicle components, always function at their best when replacement parts are held to the specific standards engineered by original equipment manufacturers (OEMs),” Ganaway said. “Performance issues and other problems often occur when non-OEM parts are introduced into a system.” Particularly in the case of relining today’s higher performing drum brakes - designed to meet federal reduced stopping distance requirements - incorrect or inferior replacement friction material is likely to reduce performance, wear out faster, and create a safety hazard. Replacing

with high performance friction is essential. The ever-growing portfolio of Bendix technology developments delivers on safety, plus other areas critical to fleets’ success. By improving vehicle performance and efficiency

while providing unparalleled technical support, Bendix strengthens its customers’ return on investment in the advanced equipment and technology that leads to safer roadways for everyone. For more information,

call 800-AIR-BRAKE (800.247.2725) or visit To learn more about career opportunities at Bendix, visit Log on and learn from the Bendix experts at www.


July 2013   13

Cross Border Services

Prison for Drug Smuggling, Is the Money Really Worth It?

By Dawn Truell


ruck Driver James Postlethwaite, a 30-year trucker with no criminal record from North Vancouver, was convicted of smuggling pot for the Hell’s Angels. He now faces 12 years in prison. His arrest was in Idaho in March of 2012 and he has been in custody ever since then. In May 2013 he received his sentencing, the U.S. District Judge John C. Coughenour said Postlethwaite “understood the size and scope of the conspiracy,” and was responsible for smuggling vast quantities of marijuana into the United States, as well as smuggling cocaine into Canada. “Cocaine has had a devastating impact on the streets of Vancouver,” and the defendant’s actions contributed directly to that problem, Coughenour said. After investigation into this drug trafficking ring, which began back in May 2010, the U.S. Attorney said “the marijuana was obtained from Trevor Jones, a confirmed associate of the Hells Angels White Rock chapter, and smuggled across the Canadian border by various means.” Using court authorized wiretaps, investigators with U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and Homeland Security say they were transporting and distributing up to 2,000 pounds of marijuana and up to 200 kilograms of cocaine every month. “Cash obtained from the sale of the marijuana was 14    July 2013

transferred to Southern California, where it was used to purchase large amounts of cocaine to be smuggled into Canada through the United States. Trevor Jones was the ultimate customer for that cocaine,” the report said. Jones’ twin brother Randy is a full-patch White Rock Hells Angels. Postlethwaite’s truck had a hidden compartment, which allowed him to transport as many as 95 loads of drugs across the border. During this investigation more than $2 million in cash and 136 kilograms of cocaine were seized. Tr u c k d r i v e r Vi c t o r Orozco, 38, of Grandview, Washington, was indicted the first week of May 2013 on charges of possession with intent to sell 6 pounds of heroin and 26 pounds of methamphetamine that was found in his tractor-trailer while hauling watermelons. He had the drugs wrapped in plastic in a duffel bag in his sleeping compartment; he now faces 10 years to life in prison and up to a $10 million fine. Truck driver Paul Anthony Simmons, 45, was arrested for possession of 3.9 tons of marijuana after being pulled over on a routine traffic stop in Texas. The marijuana, worth $3.4 million, was found in his tanker truck. It filled nearly the entire tanker. He is being held on $1 million bail. A cargo van in early May, 2013, was stopped during a traffic violation and 2,300 pounds of marijuana were discovered, the van’s two occupants were arrested as well as a third person involved at a warehouse. Drug trafficking charges are currently pending against all three suspects as the investigation continues. Truck driver James Bruce Pyron Jr., hauling a load of pickles from McAllen to North Carolina was

caught at the Falfurrias Border checkpoint with over 1,000 pounds of marijuana in his tractor-trailer. When agents noticed a major gap in between the time he went to pick up the produce at McAllen to the checkpoint, they pulled him over. A drug smuggling dog alerted the agents to the back of the trailer. Pyron insisted the company had put the bolt seal on the back of the trailer, but after questioning the company they

said that they do not put locked seals on their trailers. Pyron later admitted to knowing that he was carrying the drugs and was going to be paid $7,000 to transport them to Houston before delivering the produce in North Carolina. Pyron said at the McAllen/Pharr area a man met with him to give him the trailer and directed him where to go. Pyron was taken to the Coastal Bend Detention Centre in Robstown for judicial

proceedings. An investigation that began in June 2012 which targeted the activity of a gang known as the Dixon Bloods involving murder, drug trafficking and gun smuggling with connections from Ontario and as far west as Alberta ended with a series of pre dawn raids on June 13, 2013. From the Dixon Road area in the GTA to Windsor, around 5 a.m., 39 highrisk police raids involving 42 tactical teams from 17

agencies ended in 19 arrests in Toronto, 9 arrests in Windsor, 19 warrants issued, 40 firearms seized, $3 million in narcotics seized, and more than $572,000 sequestered. For further information on the fight against smuggling, terrorism, C-TPAT, FAST, and PIP, please c o n t a c t D aw n Tr u e l l , President, Cross Border Services, at: or visit www. or call 905.973.9136.



Class 8 Order Activity Flat in May


loomington, Indiana - FTR Associates has released preliminary data showing May Class 8 truck net orders at 22,541, a slight 2% drop from April numbers. Orders have been relatively flat since January with monthly totals above 20,000 for six consecutive months.  May 2013 order activity annualizes to 270,500 units

and compares favorably to May 2012 with a 29% increase year over year. Preliminary order numbers are for all major North American OEMs. E r i c S t a r k s , F T R ’s President commented, “Order activity for May was stable with only a small drop from April. This is a positive sign for this time of year as we tend to see orders drop

heading into the summer months. Despite the strength in activity we do not see it adding to upside potential for production during 2013. When the final order data is available mid-month we will be looking at when those orders are expected for delivery. That will help us determine the strength of near-term activity. If orders are for late 2013

or 2014 delivery then we will know that truckers are still hesitant about 2013.” Final data for May will be available from FTR later in the month as part of its North American Commercial Truck & Trailer Outlook service. Contact FTR Associates at ftr@ftrassociates. com or 888.988.1699 Ext. 1 for more details.



he Ministry of Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n (MTO) has informed OTA they have extended until January 1, 2015 the transition period for carriers to comply with National Safety Code Standard 11B “Periodic Commercial Motor Ve h i c l e I n s p e c t i o n s . ” The extended transition has been provided because of revisions to the existing standard currently underway. Ontario was scheduled to implement the existing national standard (2006 version) by July 1, 2013. However, since there are revisions being made to the national standard, MTO has determined it makes more sense to wait for the standard to be updated rather than to introduce the 2006 version, and then follow up with the updated version in such a short

18-Month Extension for Transition to New Safety Inspection Standard period of time. MTO has also notified all Motor Vehicle Inspection Station locations of the extension. The revisions currently underway to the national standard will not add any significant inspection requirements. However, it will add clarity and consistent language that is lacking in the current standard. The new standard will be published by the Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators (CCMTA). OTA has also developed educational and reference materials that can aid fleets and maintenance facilities in adjusting to the national standard-type inspection processes. OTA will also be offering a voluntary training and certification program for fleets and service technicians in the coming months.

During the transition period, vehicles can be inspected to the inspection requirements of Regulation 611, Schedules 1, 2 and 4, as they were in effect June 30, 2011; the National Standard 11B - 2006 version or once published; and the updated National Standard 11B (expected late 2013). Vehicles can be inspected to any of the inspection criteria until December 31, 2014 provided all the requirements for the chosen standard have been met. It is important to note that all the current standards under the Highway Traffic Act that apply to commercial vehicles operating on a highway, including on-road inspections, will remain as they are. The changes outlined above only apply to the annual, semi-annual and SSC

inspections conducted by mechanics registered to licensed MVIS. Background The National Standard provides the inspection criteria for annual, semiannual and safety standards certificates (SSC) for the following types of commercial vehicles: • Trucks, trailers and converter dollies alone or in combination with a total gross weight, registered gross weight or manufacturer’s Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) exceeding 4,500 kilograms (kg); •  Buses designed for 10 or more passengers, excluding those with a manufacturer ’s GVWR of 4,500 kg or less used exclusively for personal use; •  Accessible vehicles designed or modified to be used for the purpose of transporting persons

with disabilities, excluding those used only for personal purposes; • School purposes vehicles operating under contract with a school board or other authority in charge of a school being used for the transportation of six or more children or adults with a developmental disability. MTO first indicated in 2011 it would transition to the national standard in order to bring On tario’s inspection regime more in-line with other Canadian jurisdictions. A two-year transition plan was offered at the time, but national efforts concurrently got underway to update the standard with the goal of producing materials that provide clear direction to mechanics inspecting vehicles. With the effort underway nationally, MTO decided

to hold off and wait for a set of materials that could more effectively be implemented into the industry. Effective January 1, 2015, all annual, semi-annual and SSC inspections for the vehicles described above must be conducted to the updated national standard. Publication of the updated National Standard will be announced on the CCMTA and MTO websites. OTA will ensure members are also made aw a r e o f a l l r e l e v a n t updates.  Upon release of the updated National Standard, copies will be available for purchase on the CCMTA website. OTA will also have updated materials based on the revised standard when it is released to complement its training and certification programs.


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Making Your Miles Count

From Driver to Lease Operator to Owner Operator to Trucking Company

By Robert D. Scheper


ost every driver has been tempted to consider owning their own rig, no matter how fleetingly. When 8-12% of all drivers are operators, the remaining 88-92% naturally compare. Some comparisons last only a few seconds while others are rolled around in the mind for decades. Most don’t take the plunge. They stay the course and safely huddle in their fortified trucking careers, not that they may not venture out in things non-trucking related. Seeing that about 10% accept the challenge, it’s a worthy objective to present a road map for those whose thoughts entertain rolling ideas. Society consists of many different types of personalities and abilities. There will always be those who engage themselves in entrepreneurial thoughts. Their minds are seldom satisfied with the status quo no matter how pleasant and productive it is for them. They are not necessarily enticed by money and power, but usually are compelled by the challenge itself. It’s the challenge to create their own destiny and build something they can call their own. Operators have a thread of independence and courage that the remaining 90% either: do not have, apply their energies to other fields, or simply ignore. Having the entrepreneurial spirit doesn’t guarantee success at anything except maybe having a firsthand under-

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standing of restlessness. Some have strongly implied operators are a thing of the past. To which I respond, only if the entrepreneurial spirit dies in the society as a whole. Trucking companies generally acknowledge that operators perform 25-30% more than company drivers. It may well be because they are more driven… (“pun alert”). In my first book I define Lease Operator and Owner Operator differently. Usually the terms refer to operators who lease their truck versus those who own them. Probably these definitions originated from trucking companies who tried to categorize their in-house operators (distinguishing regular operators from those in the company “truck lease programs”). The terminologies have also become somewhat interchangeable. The reason I define them differently is because the operator industry has two very different business model contracts available to drivers. I define a lease operator as one who gets paid cents per mile while an owner operator is one who gets paid percentage of the freight charged to the customer. The two business models require completely different skill sets, and can get completely different results if the skill sets are not properly aligned. A lease operator’s first concern is: miles, miles, miles! Their next concern is the efficiency of their personal cost per mile because their revenue is a fixed rate (such as the word “lease” implies). Their profit is, or should be, completely dependent on their operating efficiency and not market fluctuation. If market freight rates go up, or down, their revenue doesn’t change. If the market price for fuel goes up, or down, their net fuel

expense shouldn’t go up or down either (assuming they are getting standard fuel economy from their truck operations). Companies who set their fuel surcharge for their lease operators at 12.5 miles per gallon (actual example) are consciously exposing their operators to an illegitimate business practice. They are thieves. An “owner” operator has an inherent sense of risk associated with ownership. They are exposed to the market fluctuations of their asset. Therefore, OWNER operator is the business model that best describes a contract that exposes them to empty miles, freight rate volatility and market fuel costs, just to name the big ones. The type of contract that is fully exposed is generally referred to as “percentage”. The mindset of the owner operator is revenue per mile (over time). If you have an opportunity to pick up a backhaul load for $5.50 per mile but have to wait 10 weeks for it… it doesn’t pay to stick around. But waiting for two days for an extra $1000 is often times worth it. Most lease operators can make the leap to owner operators… but not all. Some, albeit a small number, just don’t get it. Some will NEVER get it. For some, making the leap from a driver to a lease operator may not be as “risky” as leaping from a driver to an owner operator (the market exposures add complexity, requiring market freight knowledge such as lanes/ rates/loops as well as other factors). The trust level toward the trucking company also rises exponentially. If you don’t possess the added skill set, the learning curve may be too long to financially weather. For many, moving from an owner operator to a

trucking company may not be nearly as “risky” as the move from a lease operator to an owner operator. If you’ve been successful as an owner operator (running percentage) you have learned freight rates/ lanes/loops fuel hot spots, cold spots, freight cycles and seasonal fluctuations. The primary difference between being an owner operator and running under your own authority is now YOU quote the company, YOU invoice your bill, YOU have your own customs concerns, YOU deposit your own check and YOU pay your own fuel cards. The leap is almost entirely administrative. You may have to market and present yourself directly to the customer, but the entire trucking industry is built on reputation, not butt

kissing. For the serious business minds there is a much higher requirement for action than words. Building a career into a business, into a venture, or even into a dynasty is the story of all free markets. Running down the road today, maybe in the lane beside you, is the next generation’s industry leader. Maybe it’s you! Nobody knows that for sure… except maybe you!

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 and or at 877.987.9787. You can e-mail him at robert@


Ontario Trucking Association (OTA)

Concern Over Legislation to Dissolve Peace Bridge Authority


he internal turmoil between U.S. and Canadian board members of the Peace Bridge Authority has taken on new heights that could jeopardize much-needed infrastructure improvements at the second busiest border crossing between the United States and Canada. T h e O n t a r i o Tr u c k ing Association (OTA) is decrying a Bill currently before the New York

State Legislature, which if passed would dissolve the Peace Bridge Authority, putting the brakes on already approved infrastructure upgrades creating the potential for serious bottlenecks and service disruptions. The Bill (A7367 (Ryan)) was passed by the New York House of Assembly on June 11 and is now before the state senate (Bill S5191 (Grisanti)). It could be passed in the next few

days. The Peace Bridge’s ability to fund these projects comes from the selling of bonds. In 2012 the Peace Bridge Authority’s board approved a $50 million capital plan to improve the U.S. plaza that includes a new customs commercial building, the widening of approach lanes and improved access to I-190. Passage of this legislation would seriously jeopardize the

ability to move forward with these and other projects including a bridge re-decking project. Dissolution of the Peace Bridge Authority would force the pay-back of any outstanding bonds and would eliminate the funding needed to move forward with projects important to alleviating congestion and improving customs clearance processes. The Buffalo-Niagara Peace Bridge serves as a

major crossing for commercial vehicles and is one of North America’s busiest portals for international travel and trade, generating $40 billion in trade every year. In 2012, nearly 1.3 million trucks crossed the Peace Bridge, which was constructed in 1927 to recognize over 100 years of peace and prosperity between the U.S. and Canada. “Dissolving the Peace Bridge Authority seems to be an

extreme way of resolving differences,” says David Bradley, President of the Ontario Trucking Association. ”Did anyone tell these people the War of 1812 is over?” “New York has as much to lose in this as Ontario and Canada,” he said. “We can only hope that cooler heads prevail and the Peace Bridge board of directors resolve their differences and get back to doing their job.”


American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI)

New Research Clarifies Large Truck Safety Trends


rlington, Virginia - The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) has released research findings that investigated variations in safety trends across different classes of large trucks. The study separated and evaluated a

decade of medium- and heavy-duty truck crash records and identified notable crash trends specific to each population. Using an ATRI-designed “crash rate index”, ATRI isolated specific variables such as vehicle type, crash location, and

weather to determine the degree to which certain factors influenced crash trends for medium- and heavy-duty trucks. The analysis revealed noticeable differences in safety trends between different truck sizes, with medium-duty generally performing worse than

he av y - d ut y t ruc k s . In addition, the results indicated disparities between interstate and intrastate motor carriers. This safety data analysis provides important insight for targeting crash mitigation efforts based on different truck size groups, and high-

lights important opportunities to reduce crashes and improve safety. ATRI is now expanding this research by investigating the most critical crash factors associated with different truck sizes and configurations - with the goal of encouraging uniform safety improve-

ments across all types of trucks. Of particular interest in the expanded analysis will be differences in crash trends between interstate and intrastate motor carriers. A copy of this report is available from ATRI a t w w w. a t r i - o n l i n e . org.


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Business Insurance Matters

What Are We Working for… or Towards? By Linda Colgan


any wonder what a job brings when the sound of the dreaded alarm clock disturbs everyone out of their restful sleep, especially on a cold wintery day or a thunderous rainy one. We go through life with the expectation of getting a job to create secure lives for ourselves and our families. Our jobs provide the ability to buy homes, cars and other luxuries that only those with money can buy. Having a job provides the opportunities to purchase and keep the economy moving. Jobs provide people with purpose. Do we really think of how our careers provide us with the opportunities to create employment for others? From the coffee shops to the corner store vendors to the used car salesmen and a multitude of others, day in and out we cre-

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ate employment by being employed. Having jobs also provides access to networking and the daily opportunity for education, repeated many times over without having to go to school. When one comes to the end of their career, hesitation and fret of the unknown are natural emotions. For those who have owned their own business, this becomes a much more complex stage to unwind from. Those who have had the ability to employ others and to develop multi-faceted relationships with customers/clients will face the inevitable altering as their business falls into the hands of new management or simply winds down. I have been privy to this recently as a valued client has handed over the reins of management and sold the company. After all has been said and done

they didn’t realize how their decision affected so many others. Vendors that they have elected to do business with through the years will change under new management, and employees will have to adapt to new rules and a new way of doing business. Sometimes we have to remember that change

can be good, especially when one has worked so hard and has finally reached the goal post in life and can watch the game from the sidelines. This is the milestone that everyone works towards. So Gary and Susan, thank you for the many, many years and the privilege of doing business together.

Thank you for the jobs you created and for supporting local businesses that needed your help. Thank you for being the torchbearers, leading the way in honesty, morals and ethics. As you start to unwind and cast yourselves into new roles, I raise a glass and present a toast to you. “May your alarm clock sound out only

for cruise ships and planes you have to catch, and may each morning provide you with good health and the fullness of friendship.” Cheers my friends. Linda Colgan is a Transportation Insurance Advisor with JDIMI. To contact Linda, call 416.809.3103 or email lindac@jdimi. com.


Northern Powertrain

New Facility Opens in Sudbury By Marek Krasuski


he Sudbury-based company, Northern Powertrain held a grand opening at its new facility on June 14th. Nearly 150 people from the industry attended. Paul Gervais, Territory Sales Manager, described the event as highly successful, noting that visitors were impressed by the

size of the shop - 20,000 square feet - state of the art equipment, and the diversity of product line which includes blower systems, all manner of hydraulics products, cables, cylinders, drivelines and various steel products. Northern Powertrain is a leading supplier of truck mounted equipment, industrial hydraulics and

driveline solutions for the Northern Ontario marketplace. Services also include complete wetline systems to snowplow installation and repair, diagnostics and troubleshooting, heating and cooling solutions, and any work involving control cables, assemblies, valves, pumps and motors. The new establishment, located at 1546 Old Falcon-

bridge Road, has been servicing clients for the last six months. Prizes were presented to visitors to mark the occasion; among them a $500 barbeque. Northern Powertrain also has a facility in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario to better serve its northern clientele. The company will be recruiting additional staff to meet growing demand.


Legal Matters

Eroding Your Rights

By Mark Reynolds


ost of the courts in our province have new rules. One rule in particular I find somewhat disturbing, although a number of courts already follow this procedure. I have touched on this before but it is now commonplace across the province. When you are charged under the Highway Traffic Act or other provincial legislation, you must file the ticket with the court in the event that you wish to contest the charge. Previously, you could simply mail the ticket in to the court indicating that you

were pleading not guilty and were requesting a trial date be set. Not anymore. In order to discourage you from contesting your ticket, the courts will require that your ticket be filed in the court where the trial will be heard, that it be filed in person, and that it will not be accepted by mail, although payment of the fine will be accepted by mail. Another issue is the push for Early Resolution Meetings where the defendant meets with a prosecutor in an attempt to resolve the charge. Again this sounds reasonable, except for the fact that in the vast majority of early resolution meetings, neither you nor the prosecutor has had any access to the evidence. At these meetings the prosecutor will ask you to plead guilty to a reduced charge or fine without knowing if sufficient evidence exists to prove that you are, in fact,

guilty of the charge. In some courts, if you do not attend the early resolution meeting, you are deemed not to dispute the charge and you are found guilty in your absence. I understand that the courts would prefer to have all persons charged with an offence to simply pay the ticket. After all, fine payments are significant

revenues for the municipalities, and let’s face it, if they could simply have everyone pay their ticket they could dispense with the cost of running their courts and paying staff to do that. The problem is that you have a RIGHT to challenge your charge. You have a RIGHT to a trial. Implementing a process

designed to discourage you from exercising that right, or relieving the prosecution of the responsibility to prove the charge, is in my view unethical. As our rights slowly erode, and the courts uphold the erosion of these rights, we risk losing our rights altogether. I’m certain we will figure out a way around this, but

not without cost to the person charged. You have to ask yourself how just is our justice system? Mark Reynolds is a licensed paralegal, a former truck driver, MTO enforcement officer, provincial trainer and Enforcement coordinator and can be reached at 416.221.6888 or email MarkReynolds@


Mack Trucks

Annual Ride for Freedom Honours Fallen Service Members

America’s fallen or missing military personnel were honored by employees of Mack Trucks during the recent Memorial Day weekend Rolling Thunder® - Ride for Freedom rally. Employees from the Mack Customer Center and Macungie Assembly Operations, both located in Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley, caravanned to Hagerstown, Maryland for a memorial ceremony at the company’s powertrain plant. Following the ceremony, Lehigh Valley and Hagerstown employees traveled by truck and motorcycle to Washington, D.C., joining thousands of participants for the 26th annual rally. A MACK® Pinnacle™ Axle Forward model was used as a tribute truck and featured a commemorative decal of the Statue of Liberty with the American flag waving majestically in the background. The special graphics also feature the official seals from the United States Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corp and Coast Guard to honor the many sacrifices of military personnel. For more information about Mack, visit our Web site at www.


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New Products & Services

Carrier Transicold

Best-Ever Transicold X4™ Trailer Units


thens, Georgia Carrier Transicold has introduced its ultra-high efficiency X4™ Series for North America, delivering the highest refrigeration capacities currently offered in a trailer refrigeration platform, as well as compliance with Tier 4 emissions requirements from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Carrier Transicold helps improve global transport and shipping temperature control with a complete line of equipment for refrigerated trucks, trailers and containers, and is a part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). “Along with emissions compliance, the X4 Series offers the highest refrigeration capacities ever delivered by Carrier Transicold trailer units, combined with lower fuel consumption, lower maintenance costs, lighter weight and quieter operation than our prior platform,” said David Appel, President, Carrier Transicold.

The X4 Series includes the new 7500 and 7300 single-temperature beltdriven models, which both require less power than Carrier Transicold’s prior platform as well as competitive equipment designed for 2013 Tier 4 compliance. Respectively, the new units provide 68,000 and 66,000 BTUs of cooling at a setpoint of 35 degrees Fahrenheit (100 F ambient). “Our new X4 Series uses significantly less engine power, fuel and refrigerant while still achieving higher refrigeration capacities and faster pulldown than our previous models,” said Tom Ondo, General Manager, Truck/Trailer Americas, Carrier Transicold. “The new units are so efficient that they achieve 35 to 50 percent more BTUs of cooling per gallon of fuel, at AHRI rating conditions, than our current designs, making them a smart decision for fleets looking to optimize the efficiency of their refrigerated assets.” Carrier’s exclusive ecoFORWARD™ technologies

refine the design of unit components and equip the 2.2 liter engine with sensors and an electronic control module that communicates with Carrier’s APX™ control

system for optimized performance. “Individual components, such as the engine, work less and consume less to produce greater results in a straight-forward design that will be familiar to owners of prior Carrier equipment,” said David Kiefer, Director, Marketing and Product Management, Carrier Transicold. Compared to the Car-

rier Transicold X2 series models they succeed - the 2100 and 2500 respectively - the new X4 units have

the following features. They weigh 30 pounds less, which, at 230 pounds, makes them about 13 percent lighter than competitive models designed for 2013 EPA Tier 4 compliance. They provide 3 to 10 percent higher cooling capacity (depending on model). Achieve up to 20 percent faster pulldown. Consume 5 to 22 percent less fuel over a full range of operating conditions; and up

to 35 percent less fuel during pulldown. Require 24 percent less refrigerant and operate at up to 18 percent slower speeds and reduce engine runtime by up to 15 percent, resulting in improvements in durability and longevity as a result of more lightly loaded components. “Ultra-high efficiencies reduce engine fuel consumption, and the greater cooling capacities help the units achieve set-point faster and shut off sooner in start/stop mode,” Kiefer said. “This saves even more fuel, reducing engine run hours as well as runtime-based maintenance expense.”Efficiency benefits improve as the units work harder. “Proportionately, the greatest fuel savings come when the units are operating under the most demanding circumstances,” Kiefer said. “For example, when hauling frozen loads in higher-ambient temperatures, fuel savings of up to 22 percent, compared to earlier Carrier Transicold models, are possible.” System improvements

include high efficiency components, such as optimized V-Force™ fans and Novation™ micro-channel condenser coils. An electronic expansion valve is now standard, replacing mechanical expansion valves found on previous models and competitive units. Using 18 percent less engine power than previous Carrier Transicold models, the X4 unit engines are certified for compliance with the 2013 EPA Tier 4 standard for engines less than 25 horsepower. Fleets will have the ability to equip units with an optional engine emissions system, further reducing emissions to provide future compliance in California beyond the initial seven years. For more information about the X4 Series of single-temperature trailer units from Carrier Transicold, turn to the experts within the Carrier Transicold dealer network or visit You can also follow Carrier on Twitter: @ carriergreen.


Cost Effective, High Quality Truck Fridges at New Northern Fridge Website


akefield, Ontario - Northern Fridge is pleased to announce the launch of its NEW E-commerce website ( for truckers looking for a quality, cost-effective alternative to OEM 12VDC truck fridges. Whether installing a new truck fridge for the first time or replacing an existing OEM fridge, the TruckFridge™ offers unparalleled value, durability, performance and long life. Designed and manufactured by indel B Spa, the Italian-based world leader in the production of minibar and truck fridges, the TruckFridge™ is BUILT TOUGH… BUILT TO LAST, 20    July 2013

is easy to install, and is of a higher quality than most OEM fridges. The indel B Spa costs less and is available in a wide range of sizes specifi-

cally designed to fit most North American trucks. All TruckFridge™ models use only the highest quality components, including the world class Danfoss/ Secop compressor typically found in most home refrigerators that provides

true DC compressor refrigeration with integrated freezer. Northern Fridge was established in 2001 and is a subsidiary of SHNS Incorporated. The company was formed to address the direct and online sales for the Truckfridge™ line of fridge/ freezer and cooler/ freezer. Northern Fridge is a wholly owned Canadian company and exclusive Canadian distributor for the TruckFridge™ line of 12-24 VDC / 115 VAC built-in truck fridges for the transportation industry. It services the Canadian marketplace from its head office located in

Lakefield, Ontario and provides next day shipping to anywhere in Canada from its warehouse in Aurora, Ontario.

Our mission is to offer high quality built-in and portable refrigeration products at affordable prices to the transporta-

tion and leisure industries. For complete product details, pricing and ordering information, visit www.



Quarter Fender Line Extended


ogebuilt has recently introduced two new products expanding their MSeries 430 stainless steel quarter fender offering. The 30’’ and 34’’ quarter fenders have a bright annealed mirror shine finish and contain Hogebuilt’s unique three inch side flange which is the widest in the industry. These

products complete the offering, making these fenders available in sizes 24”, 27”, 30” and 34”. Since 1944, Hogebuilt has been the leader in providing premium fenders for the trucking industry. Best known for the 304 mirror finish stainless steel fenders and suspension specific brackets, Hogebuilt qual-

ity products are handcrafted in the U.S.A. and are available in quarter, single, half-tandem and full-tandem styles. Our products are available at all OEM truck dealers and qualified independent truck shops. For more information co n tact Kyle De n u at 615.382.6110 or by fax at 615.382.1430.


New Products & Services

Number One Choice Among Professionals, Consumers & Armed Forces


ntroducing Cellutrak Canada, Powered by Ituran Established by the association of Ituran Group and Cellutrak International, Cellutrak Canada is redefining GPS anti-theft and telematic solutions for fleet management. Originally created and used for search and rescue missions by the Israeli military, this technology has now been adapted for corporate use. Cellutrak Canada provides telematic solutions by using both the GPS & GSM networks to gather, transmit, and store vehicle information, and location data. Cellutrak brings business owners and fleet industry professionals a line of customized fleet management

products, data retention and around-the-clock customer service unmatched by any others in the market. With over 18 years of experience, fleet managers and business owners can rest assured that by choosing Cellutrak they are investing in a safer, more efficient and cost effective business solution. Cellutrak’s superior line of products and services are the future of the geospatial revolution, and the future is now. CONTROL CONTROL by Cellutrak goes beyond the call of duty and is a must-have for every fleet manager and dispatcher. With 24/7/365 customer service, geofen-

cing, two-way communication, and the power to maintain productivity and profitability, CONTROL by Cellutrak will keep every member of your fleet permanently on track.

with Cellutrak’s very own driver behaviour module. With 21 parameter settings that track important figures such as overturn accelerations, harsh breaking or idling,

Enhance ROI and support a greener world by monitoring driver activity

companies can reduce equipment, fuel and maintenance costs

iTRAILER Secure, monitor and recover assets (trailers and containers) with iTRAILER Solution – an easy-toinstall GPS and anti-theft system by Cellutrak. With battery life that lasts for many years, a built-in recharger that works in up to -30 degrees Celsius and a 3D accelerometer to detect and alert any unauthorized movement, iTRAILER Solution uses the same cutting-edge technology to give business owners and fleet managers the peace of mind they deserve. For more information and product availability visit us on the web at or fol-

low us on Twitter at CelluTrak_GPS or on Facebook at CelluTrak Powered by Ituran About Cellutrak Founded in 2009, Cellutrak Canada, powered by Ituran, is the only military approved technology for vehicle tracking and recovery services. Based out of Montreal, Cellutrak offers an entire product line of GPS tracking and management systems for both corporate (Control, iTrailer) and consumer (Peace, BikeGuard, Recovery, SnowGuard) use. Ituran is a publicly traded company and an international leader with offices in the US, Israel, Argentina and Brazil. Look for their symbol “ITRN” on NASDAQ.


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New Products & Services

Volvo & Safeway to Test Bio-DME-Powered Vehicles in North America


olvo Trucks in North America will partner with Safeway Inc., one of the largest food and drug retailers in North America, and Oberon Fuels to test heavy-duty commercial vehicles powered by dimethyl ether (DME) produced from biomass. The project received $500,000 in funding from California’s San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District (SJVAPCD) and will be the second customer field test conducted by Volvo Trucks in the U.S. “We look forward to further validating DME technology for the truck-

ing industry with Safeway and Oberon,” said Göran Nyberg, President of Volvo Trucks North American Sales & Marketing.“We believe the fuel shows great potential for the North American market, and when produced from biomass, it can provide a 95 percent reduction in CO2 compared to diesel.” Volvo plans to commercialize DME technology in North America in 2015. Two DME-powered Volvo VNL models equipped with a Volvo D13 engine will run in the San Joaquin Valley region of California in Safeway’s commercial oper-

ations using Oberon-produced DME. Oberon is the first company to announce plans to commercialize DME fuel production in North America, and has developed skid-mounted, small-scale production units that cost-effectively convert biogas and natural gas to DME. One of the most significant benefits of DME is that it can be made from a variety of sustainable biomass feedstocks like food, animal and agricultural waste, as well as from natural gas. “The Oberon process enables previously wasted

resources to be converted to clean-burning DME,” said Neil Senturia, CEO of Oberon Fuels. “DME is an exciting fuel because it has the potential to improve air quality, which is a major challenge in the San Joaquin Valley region,” said Seyed Sadredin, Executive Director of the SJVAPCD. “New technologies, like DME-powered commercial vehicles, are greatly needed, which is why we chose to provide funds for this project.” Volvo has already been successfully testing trucks in the U.S. powered by DME, and is the first OEM

to announce plans to offer DME-powered vehicles in the North American market. Safeway decided to participate in the field tests because of the company’s positive experience with Volvo trucks, as well as the company’s focus on sustainability. “Safeway is very interested in alternative fuels, and we currently run Volvo trucks in our fleet,” said Tom Nartker, Vice President of Transportation at Safeway. “We decided to test Volvo DME technology in our fleet because it is a natural fit with our sustain-

ability strategy.” The addition of DMEpowered vehicles expands Volvo’s alternative fuel product range, which already includes compressed natural gas (CNG)-powered Volvo VNM and VNL model daycabs. Volvo also will introduce its proprietary D13-LNG (liquefied natural gas) engine - North America’s first fully integrated natural gas solution - in VNL model daycabs and sleepers next year. For more information, visit or if you are using your mobile phone.


TOOLBOX 11.0 Vehicle Diagnostics Software Released


R O Y, M i c h . , – Meritor WABCO, a leader in integrated safety systems and efficiency technology for the North American commercial vehicle industry, announced the release of TOOLBOX™ 11.0, a PC-based diagnostics and troubleshooting software. The new software has been available for purchase since May 15, 2013.

TOOLBOX 11.0 builds on Meritor WABCO’s strong track record of providing differentiated value in vehicle diagnostics systems. New key features include: Modern look with improved navigation, making the system more intuitive and easier to use, Diagnostics for new generation of OnGuard™; the first commercial vehicle

collision safety system with Active Braking, Diagnostics for Onlane™; a lane departure warning system (LDW) device developed specifically for commercial vehicles, J1939 diagnostics for pneumatic antilock braking system (ABS) and electronically controlled air suspensions (ECAS) systems, as well as an expanded help function.

“For more than 14 years, Meritor WABCO OEM and fleet customers have benefited from less vehicle downtime and more accurate faults troubleshooting by using our industryleading TOOLBOX software,” said Carsten Duevell, Sr. Director, Vehicle Control Systems, Meritor WABCO. “This latest diagnostics package, TOOLBOX 11.0, builds on the

current features within TOOLBOX that successfully enable technicians and customers to view system faults, follow repair instructions, track wiring schematics, verify system integrity and adjust component operation more efficiently.” TOOLBOX 11.0, which will be available for purchase via download 24 hours a day seven days a

week on meritorwabco. com, also enables customers with registered, licensed copies of the system to conveniently remain up-to-date on new releases, diagnostics and other features. For a limited time only, Meritor WABCO will offer reduced pricing on TOOLBOX to its valued customers. This special offer ends July 15th.


Mitchell 1

Online Truck Product Training Center Launched


oway, California - Mitchell 1 has launched a new online Truck Product Training Center offering easilyaccessible weekly training sessions for the company’s truck repair information and truck labor estimating products. The free sessions cover product features and include realworld example lookups, followed by Q & A with the Mitchell 1 truck product trainer. The training center is found at www.mitchell1. com/training/truck/. The sessions will be offered on the following

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schedule: • Repair Information (,, Every Wednesday at 1 p.m. Pacific time (30-minute session + Q & A) • Labor Estimating (TruckLabor). Every Thursday at 1 p.m. Pacific time (15-minute session + Q & A) The training webinars are valuable to current subscribers of Mitchell 1 products, those interested in how the programs might be useful to their organization, as well as techni-

cians planning to compete in TMC (American Truck Association Technology

and Maintenance Council) sponsored state and national skills events where

Mitchell 1 software programs are used to test and evaluate competitors.

For additional information visit www.mitchell1. com/truck.


Air Brake Solutions

Air Leak Detector Combo Updated


he Air Brake Solution Combo (ABS) just got better with the introduction of the new Ultrasonic Leak Detector (ULD). Now, measuring and locating air leaks has been reduced to a 20 to 25 minute job - every time. The technician hooks up

the Air Brake Solution and measures total system leakage in about 10 to 15 minutes, and then locates each significant leak in less than 10 minutes. All guesswork is removed with the ULD. Once repaired, the ABS will notify the technician of addi-

tional leakages which the ULD will identify. Air leaks require that the truck be off road only once, usually less than one hour for most repairs, to complete the procedure. Given the time required, it is recommended that all trucks be tested during

normal scheduled maintenance and that leak rates be noted and repaired. The ABS Combo replaces the old soap and hope method with 100% success every time. More information is available at


New Products & Services



ach day, and in all seasons, seat fabrics exposed to humidity are vulnerable to deterioration by the onset of microorganisms such as bacteria. The result is diminished durability and the presence of unpleasant odours. Our investigations revealed that the use of metallised silver coatings

Comfort & Durability on space suits effectively eliminated bacteria by blocking oxygen-transporting enzymes. The adoption of this technology has enabled HiTech Original Seat Cover to manufacture 100 percent polyester, breath-

able and hygienic seat covers free of humidity and unpleasant odour. Te s t i m o n i a l s from drivers applauding the comfort and design of these products demonstrate their quality and effectiveness. Hi-Tech seat covers,

proudly made in Canada for over five years, fit any type of truck, including pick-ups and SUVs. For more information, c o n t a c t H i - Te c h O r i ginal Seat Antimicrobial Cover by phone at 418.845.0737, by fax at 418.845.1453, by email at or visit us online at www.


TRP Introduces Trailer Camshafts & Bushing Kits


enton, Washington - TRP announces the availability of trailer camshafts and bushing kits designed to meet the demands of today’s heavy-duty brakes. The trailer camshafts and bushing kits feature camshaft head and shaft splines inductionhardened for long life and durability, forged camshaft heads for precisionsizing and strength, and a nationwide 12-month warranty. They are offered in a variety of sizes for all makes. “The brake camshaft is the foundation of the truck and trailer unit’s air brake system,” said Jeff Hughes, TRP Development Manager. “Worn camshafts can cause uneven or premature brake wear, which can result in decreased stopping power.” Worn trailer camshaft bushings can also ultimately lead to an out-ofservice violation. “If a state or federal roadside inspector finds that a missing or excessively worn camshaft bushing is causing excessive pushrod travel, worn linings on the bottom shoe, or some other brake defect, the inspector will likely note it and apply the 20 percent defective brake rule accordingly,” Hughes said. Since 1980, motor carrier safety officials and industry representatives from the United States, Canada and Mexico have worked together through the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) to develop uniform commercial vehicle inspections. CVSA developed protocols for inspections and the

various criteria that warrant declaring vehicles out-of-service. The out-ofservice criteria became the backbone of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Adminis- tration’s safety enforcement program: Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA). As a rule of thumb, an inspector can declare a truck or truck-trailer combination out-ofservice when 20 percent or more of the service brakes don’t work properly. “Replacing worn or missing trailer camshafts or camshaft bushings with TRP allmakes replacement parts is a good way to help you avoid having vehicles declared out-of-service,” Hughes added. “Since the TRP camshaft is manufactured using precisely calibrated computer-controlled equipment for reliable performance, it meets the demands of today’s harder working brakes.” For more information visit, or call or visit a preferred authorized TRP retailer, which includes Kenworth and Peterbilt dealerships. TRP parts for trucks, trailers and buses are available through authorized retailers that include Kenworth, Peterbilt and DAF dealerships around the world. Supported by a worldwide network of parts and service professionals, TRP offers dependable aftermarket products that are designed and tested to exceed customers’ expectations for quality and value. Regardless of the age, make or application of the vehicle, TRP is the all-makes answer. For more information, visit www.TRPParts. com.


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Tires & Wheels

Meritor & P.S.I.

Meritor & P.S.I. Celebrate 20 Years of Automatic Tire Inflation at Annual Fleet Technology Event


an Antonio, Texas - Meritor, Inc. (NYSE:MTOR) and Pressure Systems International (P.S.I.) celebrated P.S.I.’s 20-year history of producing automatic tire inflation systems for commercial vehicles during their Annual Fleet Technology Event held May 7-8 in San Antonio, Texas. Automatic tire inflation as a new technology for commercial vehicles was born in San Antonio in 1993 when Marvin L. Berry, P.S.I.’s founder, acquired a patent for an inflation system to solve a tire-wear problem for an aggregate hauling fleet of 250-plus trailers that he owned. During the next twenty years, with product improvements and a partnership with Meritor, P.S.I. has maintained and built upon its leadership role in automatic tire inflation systems. Attendees at the 20th Anniversary Fleet Event included representatives from many fleets who have played

an important role in the development of P.S.I.’s automatic tire inflation system and its acceptance by fleets. One of the attendees was Steve Maxson, Vice President of Equipment, Averritt Express who addressed the group as the recipient of P.S.I.’s 20th Anniversary Fleet of the Month award for May. Also, Congratulations on the 20 Year Anniversary, via a live video feed, was received from Governor Bill Graves, President and CEO, American Trucking Association. Brock Ackerman, President of K&B Carriers, opened the Wednesday morning session with a presentation outlining his fleet’s recent success using the Meritor Tire Inflation System by P.S.I.™ In 2011 when K&B Carriers was starting to replace their entire trailer fleet of 975 reefer units, Ackerman attended his first Meritor/ P.S.I. Fleet Technology Event to look at MTIS for his equipment.  He im-

mediately made the decision to retrofit 150 trailers just off the assembly line and add the system to the remaining 825 units on order with Wabash. Since outfitting this trailer fleet with MTIS™, Ackerman told the attendees that they have lowered operating costs from decreased tire wear, increased fuel mileage due to proper and uniform tire inflation, have reduced their CSA points at scales and inspection sites, increased profitability through better equipment utilization and enhanced their customer service. He estimated an annual savings for his company of $582,120 with a reduction in operating cost per mile from reduced tire wear based on sixty-nine million miles operated last year at $.0084. Ackerman concluded his presentation, “MTIS has been the best business decision we’ve made for our fleet.  What I saw when I visited P.S.I. in 2011 con-

vinced me that MTIS and the people that represent it would positively influence our bottom line and our customer service. Our experience has now confirmed that.”  K&B Carriers, a premier refrigerated carrier specializing in the transportation of perishable food products, was established in 1986 with a history of steady growth. The company is privately held, owner managed and staffed by a dedicated team of transportation professionals. Other presentations and demonstrations featured during the 2013 Twentieth Anniversary Fleet Event included: The ThermALERT™ option, an early warning system to prevent wheel end failures. ThermALERT is a patented warning device that signals drivers of excessive wheel end heat and has become popular with fleets because of its safety and cost savings benefits. It is now included on more than half of MTIS

production. The simple design of MTIS. With only one moving part - the patented rotary union - the system is easy to install on new trailers and as a retrofit and it requires little to no maintenance. A full retrofitting of a used trailer with MTIS by P.S.I. began at 8 a.m. by Velociti, a P.S.I. partner, it was completed, with one man, in fewer than four hours showing how quickly retrofitting can be accomplished. P.S.I.’s mobile R&D facility, a tractor and trailer completely outfitted with new technologies being developed and tested in real on-highway operations A facilities tour including a newly remodeled west wing featuring additional offices and conference area, a new test laboratory and a display showcase area with hands on working models. The Meritor Tire Inflation System (MTIS) by P.S.I.

was in use on trailers operated by 70 percent of the Top 100 for-hire carriers and 60 percent of the Top 100 private carriers in North America during 2012. MTIS by P.S.I. is supported by P.S.I.’s dedicated sales force including full-time field service managers along with the entire Meritor DriveForce and CVA fleet sales team and the North American Trailer OEM sales force. MTIS by P.S.I. adds life to tires, increases fuel efficiency, improves safety, maximizes recap potential, and keeps trailers on the road, ultimately delivering loads on time. The fully automatic system keeps trailer tires inflated to the proper pressure.  MTIS by P.S.I. has been the market leader since 1993. For important information about Meritor, visit the company’s web site at More information about Pressure Systems International is available at


Leadership Change Announced for Webb Wheel Products OEM Business


ell City, IN - Chad Plank has been named President, Webb Wheel OEM, following the promotion of Kent Finkbiner to Group President Marmon Highway Technologies (MHT) Commercial Truck business. Webb Wheel is a member of MHT’s Brake and Wheel Ends business. In his new role Plank will be responsible for building upon Webb’s strong presence in the North American wheel end market including the introduction of new and innovative products to meet the demands of commercial vehicle operators to reduce costs and increase productivity and safety.  He has been with MHT for seven 24    July 2013

years, most recently as Executive Vice President – Sales and Marketing, Webb Wheel OEM and previously held the position of Vice President Operations at Webb Aftermarket. Plank graduated from Bowling Green State University in Ohio and completed his MBA at the University of Mobile (Alabama).  Jason Gerding, Group President MHT Brake and Wheel Ends, commented “We are extremely pleased to have someone with Chad’s skills and background move into the leadership position at Webb.  The company has an outstanding reputation in the industry, and we are confident that Chad and his team will build upon this solid foundation and

continue to innovate and dominate the North American market.” Kent Finkbiner moves to MHT Commercial Truck as Group President responsible for leading Fon-

taine Spray Suppression and Fontaine Modification Companies to strengthen their positions in the industry and attain additional growth in their respective markets. During his tenure

as President of Webb OEM, the business increased their trailer market share more than three-fold with comparable revenue growth. Finkbiner has been with Marmon Highway

Technologies’ Webb Wheel since 2003, joining MHT after previously working for Cummins, Inc. in various roles in engineering, sales and marketing, and business management.


Continental Tire

Hybrid Drive Tire SmartWay Verified


ort Mill, South Carolina - Continental Tire the Americas, LLC’s Commercial Vehicle Tire business unit (“Continental”) is pleased to announce that its hybrid application drive tire for commercial trucks, the Conti Hybrid HD3, is verified by the U.S. EPA’s SmartWay® Trans-

port Partnership as a low rolling resistance drive tire for class 8, line-haul tractor trailers. EPA has determined that certain tire models can reduce NOx emissions and fuel use by 3 percent or more, relative to the best selling new tires for line haul class 8 tractor trailers, according to

the SmartWay Transport Partnership website. This tire is now the 20th in a line of Continental new and retreaded truck tire products that are currently listed as verified by SmartWay. Conti Hybrid HD3 is a third-generation longhaul highway drive tire, named because it allows

drivers to operate in the combined highway and regional application with an excellent combination of long mileage, traction and fuel saving characteristics. For more information visit Continental Truck Tires Web Site at www.continental-truck. com.


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Memories... Memories... Sweet Memories


By Wendy Morgan-McBride

am doing something different this month. This article is dedicated to our publisher, Barb Woodward, and her husband, Rick, the Distribution Manager. I know both

will be huge fans of this car. I am also hoping this gives Rick a little boost. Rick was in a motorcycle accident on May 8th and spent six weeks recovering at home. So when I came upon this car I knew it was the perfect way to wish him well and let him know I am thinking of him. Mend well, my friend, and hope you are back riding those saddle bags again soon.

Meet Bernard and Shirley Foley, married 57 years this summer, and determined not to let too much slow them down. The Foleys own nine classic antique vehicles and all of them painstakingly restored by this couple. The one that makes them beam the most when they get to show it off is this beauty, a 1950 Ford Custom Deluxe. Bernie restored this one for Shirley in tribute to the King himself, Elvis Presley. “She has Elvis memorabilia all over our house, in every room,” he says, smiling all

through the explanation. “I tried to build a room above my garage for spare car parts but it also has been remodeled to hold Elvis’ overflow.” In 1990 Bernie got a call from a friend in Flint, Ontario, asking if he was still interested in this car. He had seen it in Mosport a few years earlier and made an offer. Now the car sat abandoned in the pine woods behind his friend’s house. The car had arrived on a flatbed one day a year before. They drove in and unloaded and drove out. In the events leading up

to the purchase, Bernie quickly made the trip and checked it out. “I was told I could probably offer a few bucks and get it.” So he made an offer of $500.00 and went back with his flatbed, loaded it and towed it home where it sat in his yard for almost a year. “I knew I wanted to do something special, but you sometimes have to wait for the inspiration to hit you,” he remarked, adding, “so one morning I told Shirley I am going to go mess with that Ford. Shirley asked what my ideas were for the car. I paused, and she said to make it an Elvis car. It just seemed to fit and feel natural.” When the work was started it came with the original navy blue exterior and blue and brown interior. It was stripped down to the metal, the body filled and smoothed out to accept its new paint. The car was totally intact and all original, from the chassis to the flathead 8 motor and the 3 on 3 standard transmission. At the time it had about 100,000 miles. Everything needed to be overhauled, repaired or replaced, but that is what the Foleys find as half the fun in owning these relics. A year and three months, and $16,000.00 later back in 1993, the car was ready. It was well worth

the wait. ‘Elvis Rose’ with two-tone ‘Pearl White’ adorned both the inside and out, much to Shirley’s delight. The ‘Elvis Pink,’ a special blend, pays tribute to the pink Cadillac Presley presented to his mom, Gladys, as a gift in 1954. The now smooth running motor even got ‘pinked’ up for the transformation. The trunk hood features a hand painted portrait of Elvis and inside are all kinds of trinkets - a guitar and photo album recording the car’s restoration accompanied by the memorabilia that remind you of the King. In the rear window two model collector cars sit amongst other souvenirs. On the rear fenders you will find the initials ‘TCB’ (Taking Care of Business), and the vanity plate which reads ‘F ELVIS,’ a reference to Foley Elvis. On the rear passenger window is an article with a photo of the pair, Bernie sporting his custom made white costume. To get into this car requires the key fob. There are no handles. Bernie has switched this up to a power opening, and when both doors are opened there are stitched in the panels the note to the song, “Memories”. The dash also holds treasures, presenting one of the first rock and roll singers with the signals and switches with Elvis covers. The car and couple are requested for many events and it has become a mandatory requirement that they make an appearance at the Kingston Charity Chili annual event. “We have put about 300,000 miles on the car since we restored it.” says Bernie, “We drive it everywhere we go and just like having fun with it. We have driven it all over the states and get lots of stares and have even caused a few

traffic jams on the 401 when people slow down to check it out.” The car was appraised at $19,000 for insurance purposes, but on one trip to Lake George, New York, Shirley was offered $50,000.00 plus a low ride motorcycle. She giggled at the prospect but was later annoyed when the buyer persisted. “The buyer was begging, but I turned it down. This car is priceless to me. With all the joy and pride it brings to us I wouldn’t change a thing. I even light it up in pink for night time events,” she said. I hope Barb, Rick and

our readers enjoyed this story and the photos. Here’s hoping Rick makes a full and speedy recovery. You can see additional unpublished photos of this car and past articles on our fan FaceBook page, ‘A Drive Back in Time.’ Make sure you hit ‘Like’ when you visit. For our August editorial I am going to make it Readers’ Choice. Visit the fan page to see your choices and let me know which one you would like to hear about next. Until then have a safe summer, enjoy, and wear sunscreen when you visit all the awesome car shows this season.


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Section Française

Des Systèmes de Bâches

Des Systèmes de Bâches à Usages Multiples Par Marek Krasuski


armi les montages de bâches, on retrouve aussi bien de simples bâches à installation manuelle que des systèmes à installation pleinement automatique. Qu’elles soient conçues pour déchargeurs, remorqueurs ou autres camions de transport, les bâches remplissent un rôle important. Elles protègent les chargements et permettent d’économiser du temps. Couvrir des chargements avec une bâche munie d’un système d’installation automatique prend moins de temps que de les couvrir manuellement. Les systèmes hydrauliques automatiques ne prennent que 45 secondes pour accomplir leur tâche, alors qu’il faut 15 minutes pour une installation manuelle. Il faut un temps considérable pour escalader le chargement, dérouler la bâche, redescendre du chargement, sortir les sangles et les fixer sur le conteneur. De plus, les systèmes à installation automatique évitent au chauffeur de devoir escalader son chargement, ils augmentent la productivité, et ils diminuent les risques pour le chauffeur. On estime qu’à raison de 10 chargements par jour, l’on peut économiser jusqu’a deux heures de temps en choisissant un système d’installation automatique plutôt qu’une bâche à installation manuelle. Les fournisseurs à travers le Canada offrent à la fois des bâches de série et des bâches faites sur mesure. Afin de confectionner leurs bâches, les fabricants font appel à des matériaux issus de partout dans le monde: vinyle, toile tendue, polyéthylène et mailles diverses. De manière générale, la durée de vie des produits en vinyle augmente avec leur calibre. En effet, la durée de vie d’un vinyle de 18 onces est deux fois supérieure à celle d’un vinyle de 14 onces. Certains fabricants prennent

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soin de produire les meilleures bâches possibles en fixant les différents morceaux ensemble par thermo scellage, ce qui assure l’étanchéité et augmente la résistance de la bâche, puis en cousant aux bordures pour renforcer les appareils d’arrimage. Cela permet d’augmenter la résistance de la bâche, sans quoi celle-ci peut se rompre sous la pression de l’arrimage, ce qui présente un danger pour tous ceux qui se trouvent à proximité. Les systèmes à coulissements sont fréquemment utilisés par les remorques à plateaux, à plateaux surbaissés et par les remorques utilitaires. Aussi, ces systèmes forment de bonnes enceintes sur les carrosseries de camions. Load Covering Solutions Ltd. est une compagnie canadienne spécialisée dans la fabrication de systèmes de bâches à coulissements ou à enroulements, qu’ils ornent de divers motifs. Selon une présentation vidéo sur leur site web, le modèle de système à coulissement Look présente des avantages uniques. Il ne présente que 28 roulettes qui glissent le long d’un rail, plutôt que les 54 ou 84 roulettes, comme cela ce fait communément dans l’industrie. En faisant coulisser le système vers l’avant ou vers l’arrière du remorqueur, on peut replier la bâche en accordéon. Sa longueur n’est alors que de 9 pieds, alors la remorque en mesure 48 ou 53. Le montage modulatoire d’arcs de soutien permet de plier la bâche tout en conservant la solidité de l’armature du système, et optimise en même temps l’espace aménageable sous la bâche, notamment au niveau des coins supérieurs. Le système peut coulisser vers l’arrière du remorqueur pour permettre un chargement en avant. Pour plus d’informations, consultez le site web de la compagnie: www.loadcover- La compagnie Roll-Rite est un autre fabricant important de bâches à usages multiples. Son innovation la plus récente est la bâche ajustable pour camions roll-off. Le système DC350 présente un motoréducteur robuste pour répondre aux exigences de bâches à couple élevé. La compagnie affirme que le système est unique dans l’industrie car il atteint un rendement optimal avec seulement la moitié de l’ampérage. L’ensemble pèse moins de 800 livres, et la conception aérodynamique du carter intégré amoindrit la masse globale, protège mieux la bâche et accroît sa capacité. Une nouvelle conception à ressorts commandés par engrenages permet, entre autres, d’avoir un système léger, pleinement ajustable, qui se signale par sa polyvalence. De nombreux boîtiers de puissance utilisant la technologie de transmission directe sont conçus pour accroître l’efficacité et protéger le chauffeur. Pour plus d’informations, consultez le site web de la compagnie, Bien que les bâches qui s’installent de l’avant vers l’arrière soient privilégiées par l’industrie, celles qui s’installent latéralement sont tout aussi efficace, et fonctionnent en utilisant les mêmes bras métalliques pour installer et fixer la bâche en place. Des modèles manuels et automatiques sont disponibles. Aero Industries, un autre meneur dans ce marché, offre une large palette de produits: on trouve chez eux des bâches pour déchargeurs, bennes à ordures, bennes céréalières et camions à plateformes. En 2011, Aero s’est allié à la branche ontarienne de Trison Tarps Inc. à Brantford, pour se partager le marché en fournissant des systèmes mécaniques de bâches. Trison Tarps Inc. fournit les kits de rails, systèmes

coulissants, remplacement de bâches, bâches pour acier et bois d’oeuvre, systèmes de câbles et rouleaux latéraux. Les produits en aluminium tels les cloisons, les grilles de protections pour lunettes arrières, boîtes de stockages, chaînes et liens sont aussi disponibles à travers cette entreprise familiale. Un autre fournisseur est Verduyn Tarps, basé en Ontario, à Hamilton. Ils offrent une gamme de produits pour couvrir les chargements de camions à plateforme. Le plus important de ces produits est le système de bâche rétractable Eagle. La compagnie affirme que la grille aérodynamique de protection du système Eagle économise jusqu’a 5 pourcent en coûts d’essence par rapport aux grilles traditionnelles, dont les coins sont carrés plutôt qu’arrondis. Le système peut être fait et défait à partir du sol, sans que le chauffeur ait besoin de monter sur la plateforme, ce qui diminue le coût des assurances et des demandes d’indemnités. Selon Verduyn, l’argent économisé par ce système permet d’amortir son coût d’achat au bout de deux ans, tout en réduisant le temps de bâchage. Quelle que soit leur conception, les systèmes de bâche ont une espérance de vie limitée. “Il est légitime d’estimer que les systèmes de montages de bâches ont espérance de vie de 10 ans, et leurs bâches de 5 ans,” affirme le responsable des ventes de Kinedyne Canada, Al-

lan Boomer. Kinedyne fabrique des produits de sécurisation pour les chargements - courroies d’arrimages, poutres, courroies à treuil, etc. - et les distribue à travers le Canada, les Etats-Unis, le Mexique et la Chine. Les produits de Kinedyne comprennent une gamme complète de courroies à treuil, toutes conformes aux standards nordaméricains de sécurité pour les chargements et à ceux de la California Highway Patrol. Faites en polyester et enduites de résine, ces courroies ne craignent pas les rayons ultraviolets, et elles résistent aux vibrations. Allan met les chauffeurs en garde contre les lois de transport de chargements qui “sont écrites en Anglais administratif, qui sont très sévères et qui changent constamment.” Il les met aussi en garde contre les inspecteurs, qui seraient susceptibles de mal comprendre la loi et de l’interpréter d’une manière qui n’est pas forcément correcte. Même si les inspecteurs font erreur, les chauffeurs doivent tout de même payer l’amende car l’infraction est enregistrée sur leur UVU. Le succès le plus récent de Kinedyne vient de leurs nouveaux systèmes d’attaches Tiger et Polar. Ces attaches de bâches sont faites en caoutchouc naturel, ce qui, en général, est la partie la plus faible du mécanisme qui, une fois endommagée, rend toute la courroie inutilisable. Mais, Kinedyne affirme que lors du

testage du produit, les courroies en caoutchouc n’ont jamais failli à leur tâche. De plus, toutes les courroies Tiger ou Polar ont des terminaisons plissées. Les experts au sein de l’industrie ne se lassent pas de rappeler que les bâches sont conçues pour couvrir les chargements, et non pour soutenir leur poids. En gardant ceci à l’esprit, il faut que les chargements soient correctement arrimés à l’intérieur. Bien que les bâches ne supportent pas le poids des chargements, elles sont susceptibles d’être endommagées, et des mesures devraient être prises pour éviter cela. Les bâches qui se frottent contre les surfaces internes du camion, ou contre d’autres remorqueurs dans des conditions où l’espace est fortement limité, vont probablement se rompre. Aussi, les bâches devraient toujours être tendues. Leur espérance de vie diminue fortement si on les laisse voler au vent. De la même façon, il faudrait protéger les coins et côtés des courroies en les enveloppant avec des bouts de tapis. Qu’on cherche à couvrir des chargements de manière manuelle ou automatique, de l’avant vers l’arrière ou d’un côté à l’autre, les systèmes de bâches sont de bons investissements. Une recherche internet ou un entretien avec des fournisseurs locaux révéleront de nombreuses compagnies capables de répondre à toute demande.


Section Française

ElCargo Fabrication Inc

ElCargo Fabrication Inc. Se Démarque Encore Une Fois Lauréat Or, Prix PME Banque National 2013


a i n t - H y a c i n t h e, Québec - Après avoir gagné dans sa catégorie au niveau régional le 9 mai 2013. Le grand gala du 14 juin 2013 qui c’est tenu à Montréal a couronné l’entreprise au niveau provincial. Le développement de ses mécanismes à la fine pointe de la technologie sont reconnus par les nombreux utilisateurs pour sa facilité et rapidité d’ouverture et de fermeture de la toile, ElCargo Fabrication Inc.a su se tailler une place enviable au sein de son marché. Polyvalents et sécuritaires, ils sont conçus pour tous

types de transport en vrac, sable, grains, produits contaminés, etc. Les systèmes ElCargo protègent votre cargaison des intempéries, tout en protégeant l’environnement. Mais plus encore, ils vous permettent de réaliser des économies de carburant de près de 15%, selon les résultats des essais Energotest 2009. Réal Royer fier de ses origines du Témiscamingue a du prendre plusieurs décision au cours de sa vie professionnel, certaines plus difficiles que d’autres, tel que de quitter sa région et venir s’installer à Saint-Hyacinthe et ain-

si permettre une croissance remarquable à son entreprise depuis et encore aujourd’hui. L’objectif ayant toujours été la satisfaction des utilisateurs dans un marché international. Le rayonnement de l’entreprise a déjà atteint l’Ontario, les Maritimes, les États-Unis et même l’Europe. Messieurs Réal Royer et Jonathan Joyal tiennent à remercier tous leurs employés, leurs nombreux clients ainsi que leurs fournisseurs qui  ont sus leurs êtres fidèles au cours des années depuis sa création en 1998.


Le Canada et les États-Unis Annoncent Leur Tout Premier Plan Binational d’Investissement Dans l’Infrastructure Frontalière


ttawa, Ontario - L’ h o n o r a b l e Denis Lebel, ministre des Transports, de l’Infrastructure et des Collectivités, et l’honorable Vic Toews, ministre de la Sécurité publique, de concert avec M. Ray LaHood, secrétaire aux Transports des États-Unis, et Mme  Janet  Napolitano, secrétaire à la Sécurité intérieure des États-Unis, ont annoncé aujourd’hui le tout premier Plan d’investissement dans l’infrastructure frontalière (PIIF) du Canada et des États-Unis. L’élaboration et la publication de cette initiative honorent un engagement pris en vertu du Plan d’action Par-delà la frontière conclu entre le Canada et les États-Unis en 2011. «  La présence d’infrastructures frontalières modernes est essentielle au flux efficace des échanges commerciaux et de la circulation

des passagers. C’est pour cette raison que le Plan d’investissement dans l’infrastructure frontalière et les relations de collaboration que nous avons établies avec nos voisins américains sont si importants », a déclaré le ministre Lebel. «  Notre gouvernement investit dans les postes frontaliers, les ports et les portes d’entrée afin de réduire les temps d’attente, d’accroître le commerce et de créer des emplois. » «  Ce tout premier plan canado-américain témoigne du fait qu’en collaborant à la planification de l’infrastructure frontalière, et en tenant compte des commentaires que nous avons reçus de nos partenaires locaux, nous travaillons pour le bien de nos deux pays et veillons à nos intérêts communs » a dit M. LaHood. Le PIIF est un mécanisme de planification interagences et binational

élaboré pour que les deux pays aient une connaissance réciproque des investissements récents, en cours et potentiels dans l’infrastructure frontalière. Ce plan explique la démarche que le Canada et les États-Unis entreprendront pour coordonner la planification des améliorations qu’ils comptent apporter à l’infrastructure matérielle de postes frontaliers de petite taille ou éloignés. Il sera mis à jour et rendu public sur une base annuelle. « Nos deux gouvernements sont déterminés à renforcer la sûreté et à favoriser la prospérité économique des deux pays en investissant des sommes importantes dans des postes frontaliers clés  », a indiqué le ministre  Toews. «  Ces investissements permettront de réduire les temps d’attente et d’accélérer les échanges commerciaux à la frontière, tout en permettant

à l’Agence des services frontaliers du Canada de faciliter la circulation des personnes et des biens à faible risque, et de garder la frontière ouverte pour les marchandises et les voyageurs légitimes. » « Une approche intégrée et bilatérale en matière d’investissement dans l’infrastructure frontalière est essentielle, aussi bien pour l’économie américaine que canadienne  », a affirmé Mme  Napolitano. «  Le PIIF renforce la sécurité le long de la frontière canado-américaine, tout en réduisant les temps d’attente aux principaux postes frontaliers, ce qui accroit la fluidité de la circulation à la frontière tout en garantissant des déplacements et des échanges commerciaux sûrs et sécuritaires. » Le PIIF et les autres initiatives présentées dans le cadre du Plan d’action Par-delà la frontière visent à favoriser les économies

intégrées du Canada et des États-Unis, lesquelles dépendent de la circulation fluide du trafic tant commercial que non commercial à notre frontière. La publication du PIIF fait suite aux annonces du gouvernement du Canada concernant d’importants investissements aux quatre premiers postes frontaliers terrestres prioritaires mentionnés dans le Plan d’action : Lacolle, au Québec, Lansdowne, en Ontario (le pont des Mille-Îles), Emerson, au Manitoba, et North Portal, en Saskatchewan. La modernisation des principaux postes frontaliers permettra de réduire les temps d’attente et d’augmenter la fiabilité des livraisons au bon moment. Elle permettra aussi de réduire la consommation de carburant et les émissions de gaz à effet de serre. Le partenariat commercial entre le Canada et les États-Unis est le plus

important au monde et a donné lieu en 2012 à des échanges commerciaux entre les deux pays d’une valeur de 570 milliards de dollars. Par ailleurs, le gouvernement du Canada a annoncé en juillet 2012 l’installation aux ponts Peace et QueenstonLewiston d’une technologie servant à mesurer les temps d’attente à la frontière et à produire des rapports à ce sujet. Ce projet de 1,7 million de dollars a été réalisé en partenariat avec la Customs and Border Protection des ÉtatsUnis, la Federal Highway Administration des ÉtatsUnis et l’Agence des services frontaliers du Canada. Vous trouverez de plus amples renseignements sur le Plan d’action Pardelà la frontière sur les sites suivants : www.dhs. gov/beyond-the-border et www.actionplan.


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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 or email at Visit us online at accounting, tax & bookkeeping

Air Conditioning & Heating: Sales & Service

Bankruptcies & Debt Consolidation

cargo control products

compliance services

Danatec Educational Services Ltd. Rumanek & Company Ltd.

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

••• Helping Truckers Professionally Manage the Bookkeeping and Tax Accounting-Side of Trucking. Visit Markham, ON Toll Free: 888.456.6504 Tel: 905.477.7773

Wilson Instruments Ltd. 43 Crowe Bay Heights, R. R. 2 Campbellford, ON K0L 1L0 Toll Free: 877.467.4440 Tel: 705.653.2403 Fax: 705.653.5560 automated Lubrication systems

••• TruckersBooks, Inc. Cut your Bookkeeping and Tax Services Cost with the TruckersBooks Software. Easyto-use Spreadsheet Bookkeeping Management System Software for Truckers. No Bookkeeping Experience Needed. Save up to $600 per Year in service fees. Toll Free: 888.456.6504 Tel: 905.477.7773

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

1280 Finch Ave. West, Suite 714 North York, ON M3J 3K6 Tel: 416.665.3328 Fax: 416.665.7634 Bookkeeping Software

TruckersBooks, Inc. Cut your Bookkeeping and Tax Services Cost with the TruckersBooks Software. Easyto-use Spreadsheet Bookkeeping Management System Software for Truckers. No Bookkeeping Experience Needed. Save up to $600 per Year in service fees. Toll Free: 888.456.6504 Tel: 905.477.7773 Brake & Safety check Products

“For Total Lube Solutions, Go With the FLO!” 50 Admiral Blvd. Mississauga, ON L5T 2W1 Tel: 905.671.2355 Toll Free: 800.668.5458 Fax: 905.671.2358 Components by:

“Don’t talk the talk when you can walk the walk with the extra foot.” Box 78114, Heritage RPO Calgary, AB T2H 2Y1 Toll Free: 877.293.7688 Tel: 403.585.9234 Fax: 403.452.9288 buildings - all steel pre-engineered

Air Conditioning & Heating: Sales & Service

A-Z Technical Building Systems Inc.

••• S.E.T.I. Imports Inc.

150 South Service Road Stoney Creek, ON L8E 3H6 Toll Free: 800.268.5076 Tel: 905.573.3101 30    July 2013

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

Drakkar Human Resources 6303 Airport Road, Suite 100 Mississauga, ON L4V 1R8 Toll Free: 877.372.5527 Tel: 905.795.1397 Fax: 905.795.1391



Clutch Distribution Centre Inc. Specializing in all types of new and reman clutches, clutch components, new and used flywheel exchanges, and flywheel grinding. Pick up and delivery within the GTA available upon request. Fast and friendly service since 1986. Mention this ad for a discount. 30 Baywood Road, Unit 7 Toronto, ON M9V 3Z2 Tel: 416.745.9220 Alt. Tel: 416.742.0003 Fax: 416.745.7829

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

A Canadian Company with Hundreds of satisfied Customers since 1978 both domestic and internationally. 299 Mill Road, Unit 1510 Etobicoke, ON M9C 4V9 Toll Free: 877.743.5888 Tel: 416.626.1794 Fax: 416.626.5512

A proud Canadian remanufacturer of quality Heavy Duty & automotive clutches since 1980. Specializing in heavy duty & custom made clutches including our own. 81 Northline Road Toronto, ON M4B 3E9 Toll Free: 800.677.9038 Tel: 416.759.2245 Fax: 416.759.5890


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.

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

Employment screening

People Tracks Inc.

Contrast Logistics Software

RATE-N-ROLL© is a family of costing and pricing products for the trucking and logistics industry. 451 Donegal Street, Apt. 3 Peterborough, ON K9H 4L7 Tel: 705.977.2120

“Your preferred Employment Screening Firm. Confirming the facts, one step at a time.” 6102 - 6th Line Orton, ON L0N 1N0 Tel: 519.855.9405 factoring, finance & foreign exchange

DPF Cleaning

Accutrac Capital Solutions Inc.

DPF Cleaning Specialists

C-TPAT, FAST, PIP, CSA, SCAC, Bonded Carrier, NAFTA, Customs Brokerage and SAPP. 4130 Foxwood Drive Burlington, ON L7M 4L3 Tel: 905.973.9136 Fax: 905.315.7427

3413 Wolfedale Road, Suite 5 Mississauga, ON L5C 1Z8 Toll Free: 877.377.2262 Tel: 905.277.2377 Fax: 905.277.2378

Computer Services & Software

compliance services

Cross Border Services

Emergency Road Services

Emergency Road Services Corporation


Fil-Mor Automotive & Clutch Products Ltd.

“Your Goals Are Our Priority.” 6760 Davand Drive, Unit 9 Mississauga, ON L5T 2L9 Toll Free: 800.661.0377 Tel: 905.670.3426 Fax: 905.670.3436


ITR Canada Inc.

The Extra Foot FLO Components Ltd.

Niagara Service & Supply Ltd.

clutch products

“Changing the way you train since 1985. Canada’s leading TDG Training & Services.” 201-11450 29 th Street SE Calgary, AB T2Z 3V5 Toll Free: 800.465.3366 Tel: 403.232.6950 Fax: 403.232.6952

Kee Human Resources


6 Farnham Crescent London, ON N6K 1K1 Tel: 519.641.6770

6176 Atlantic Drive Mississauga, ON L5T 1W2 Toll Free: 800.668.3773 Tel: 905.670.4488 Fax: 905.670.2748


Air Brake Training for Mechanics

Freinmeister Group Inc.

Mover’s Equipment & Supplies

driver services, recruitment & employment

Clean and Care of your DPF is our only business with replacement of popular part numbers. 5325 Outer Drive Windsor, ON N9A 6J3 Toll Free: 877.373.2580 Tel: 519.737.6005 Fax: 519.737.0005

“Accutrac provides cash flow solutions structured specifically for the freight and trucking industry. We’ve made factoring easy to understand and affordable with one low cost, all in. Qualification is easy and funding is available same day.” 74 Mississaga Street East Orillia, ON L3V 1V5 Toll Free: 866.531.2615 Toll Free Fax: 866.531.2651

factoring, finance & foreign exchange

fuel additives & lubricants

insurance brokers

Prolab Technolub Inc.  

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

4531 Rue Industrielle Thetford Mines, QC G6H 2J1 Toll Free: 800.795.2777 Tel: 416.423.2777 Fax: 418.423.7619 fuel Economy Products


Liquid Capital Midwest Corp. “Large Account Service” to small fleet & start-up companies.” 176 Seacliff Drive West Leamington, ON N8H 3Y5 Toll Free: 877.653.9426 Tel: 519.419.5044 Fax: 519.326.4047

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

insurance brokers

insurance brokers

Dalton Timmis Insurance Group

Rainbow Insurance Brokers Inc

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


“In the Truck Insurance Business for 18 years.” 40 Division Road North, R.R. 3 Cottam, ON N0R 1B0 Tel: 519.839.6588 Fax: 519.839.6087


oil furnace sales & Service

De-On Supply Inc.

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

••• G.A.P. Big Rig Power Inc. 17313 – 106 th Avenue Edmonton, AB T5T 5L4 Toll Free: 855-BIGRIG1 Toll Free: 855.244.7441 Fuel & Lubricants Direct

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


Fasteners, Fittings, Hose & Shop Maintenance supplies

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

The CG & B Group Inc. Package policies for both local and long haul fleets. 120 South Town Centre Blvd. Markham, ON L6G 1C3 Toll Free: 800.267.6670 Tel: 905.479.6670 Fax: 905.479.9164

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



730 Permit Services

Blue Water West Ltd. Suppliers of Esso Fuel and Mobil Bryson & Associates Insurance Lubricants to all sizes of businesses Brokers Ltd. large or small, stationary or on the Bryson Insurance & Financial go, on land or at sea. F.B. Feeney Hardware Services Ltd. 3100 Underhill Avenue “Serving the industrial and trucking “For All Your Trucking Insurance Burnaby, BC V5A 3C6 aftermarket since 1952.” Needs. Transportation Insurance, Tel: 604.420.4331 7515 Kimbel Street Fleet Safety Management Services, Fax: 604.420.4137 Mississauga, ON L5S 1A7 Bonds, Health, Drug, Dental, Life Toll Free: 800.363.0639 & Disability Insurance. Same Day Tel: 416.750.4610 Quotes up to 10 units.” Other Tel: 905.405.1275 GPS SYSTEMS Toll Free: 800.661.5196 Fax: 905.505.0616 Fax: 905.426.4959


Multi-Line Fastener Supply Co. Ltd.

Hallmark Insurance Brokers Ltd. “The Transit Authority” 10 Konrad Crescent Markham, ON, L3R 8T7 Toll Free: 800.492.4070 Tel: 905.475.4070 Fax: 905.944.0273



C.U.T.C. Inc.

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



Dalton Timmis Insurance Group

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



AC Global Systems provides fleet owners the tools they need to get the maximum efficiency out of their “Serving fastener needs HUB International Ontario Ltd. mobile assets. Using GPS fleet for Industrial, Automotive & Transportation Insurance management our typical customer Maintenance Trades.” 33 Princess Street, Suite 501 Canadian Insurance Brokers Inc. saves 20% on their annual fuel 1100 Courtney Park Dr. E., Unit 5 Leamington, ON N8H 5C5 1 Eglinton Ave. East, Suite 415 costs. Mississauga, ON L5T 1L7 Toll Free: 800.463.4700 Toronto, ON M4P 3Z1 2795 Highway Drive Tel: 905.677.5088 Tel: 519.326.9339 Tel: 416.486.0951 Trail, BC V1R 2T1 Fax: 905.677.4917 Fax: 519.326.0128 Fax: 416.489.5311 Toll Free: 877.364.2333, ext 14 Fax: 250.483.6493 ••• fuel additives & ••• lubricants

Bennetts Power Service Products

NOCO Lubricants LP “Best Service, Best Value, Best Quality.” 2 Bradpenn Road Toronto, ON M8Z 5S9 Toll Free: 800.414.6626 Tel: 416.232.6626 Fax: 416.201.9880

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

Dican Instruments Canada Inc. 1100 Burloak Drive, Ste. 300 Burlington, ON L7L 6B2 Toll Free: 866.884.7569 Tel: 905.937.9652 Fax: 905.938.7405

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

Can-Clean Pressure Washers

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


lubricants (synthetic)

Kärcher Canada Inc.

Jones Deslauriers Insurance Management Inc. Transportation Insurance Broker/Advisor 2150 Islington Avenue Toronto, ON M9P 3V4 Toll Free: 877.232.9996 Tel: 416.521.6713 Fax: 416.259.7178

6790 Davand Drive, Units 13 & 14 Mississauga, ON L5T 2G5 Toll Free: 888.568.8001 Tel: 905.568.4868 Fax: 905.565.8821

Sinwal Enterprises Inc. 5656 Bell Harbour Drive Mississauga, ON L5M 5J3 Toll Free: 866.326.7645 Tel: 416.520.5527 Fax: 905.814.1802

Established in Canada in 1985, Kärcher Canada Inc. is a wholly owned subsiduary of Alfred Kärcher GmbH and Company a family owned business located in Winnenden, Germany. 6535 Millcreek Dr., Unit 67 Mississauga, ON L5N 2M2 Toll Free: 888.705.9444 Tel: 905.672.8233 Fax: 905.672.3155 July 2013   31

Rust Preventive Products

Corrosion Control Coatings Ltd. “Exclusive Canadian distributor of Tectyl® industrial Rust Preventive Products.” 106 Colborne Street P.O. Box 1088 Walkerton, ON N0G 2V0 Toll Free: 800.934.7771 Fax: 800.563.8078

tire Pressure Monitoring Systems (TPMS)

HawksHead Systems Inc.

Real-time pressure & temperature readings; wireless to the driver’s seat; for semi-trucks, trailers, RV’s & more. Alarms for deflation & temperatures. 10381 Parkwood Drive Rosedale, BC V0X 1X0 Toll Free: 888.321.TPMS Fax: 888.909.9857 Tools


towing services

towing services

trailer Sales, leasing, rentals & service

Action Automotive, Towing & Recovery

Pat Rogers Towing

Proud distributors for Lode-King, Midland Manufacturing, Arctic Manufacturing, Landoll, CMIC Container Chassis and more.

“Meeting Your Service Needs in Eastern Ontario with a Mobile Mechanic on staff to assist you while on the road.” P. O. Box 126 Trenton ON K8V 5R2 Toll Free: 800.551.6151 Tel: 613.394.4924 Fax: 613.394.2428


Tiger Tool International Inc.

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

Unique, specialized tools to service the needs of the Light & HeavyDuty Equipment Industry. 34434 McConnell Road, Unit 160 Abbotsford, BC V2S 7P1 Toll Free: 800.661.4661 Tel: 604.855.1133 Fax: 604.855.4424 towing services

tarps & tarping systems

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


24 Hour Emergency Service Kingston, ON Toll Free: 888.221.3672 Tel: 613.384.2572 Traffic Offences`

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


A Towing Service Ltd.

Servicing GTA, Ontario and USA A company you can count on! 185 Bartley Drive Toronto, ON M4A 1E6 Toll Free: 800.773.7952 Tel: 416.656.4000 Fax: 416.656.3065


85 Pondhollow Road Sudbury, ON P3E 6C1

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


“Keeping You Covered” 5499 Harvester Road Burlington, ON L7L 5V4 Toll Free: 800.465.8277 Tel: 905.335.2012 Fax: 905.335.8499 tire balancing

MG Paralegal Professionals

“Being off the road will cost you time & money. Fight your tickets and keep your driver’s abstract clean. For free consultation contact us by phone or visit our website.“ 94 Indian Road Toronto, ON M6R 2V4 Tel: 416.201.1195 Fax: 416.907.1683 www.torontoparalegalprofessionals. com trailer manufacturers

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

We are a family run business Stellar Roadside Assistance Ltd. offering services such as Battery 185 Bartley Drive Bedard Tankers Inc. Boost, Fuel Delivery and Winching Leader in Dry Bulk, Liquid, Liquified Toronto, ON M4A 1E6 including Heavy, Flatbed, Float We offer service to your light & Compressed Gas & Cryogenic Road medium duty vehicles in most Towing and Light Duty. Available 24 Tanker Trailers. areas of Ontario, 24/7. hours a day, 7 days a week. 5785 Place Turcot Simply dial... 11 Glen Scarlett Road Montreal, QC H4C 1V9 Toll Free: 855.424.2300 Toronto, ON M6N 1P5 Tel: 514.937.1670 Tel: 416.424.2300 Fax: 514.937.2190 Toll Free: 866.527.8225 Fax: 416.424.2303 Tel: 416.203.9300 john.mackenzie@stellarroadside. Fax: 416.203.9303 com •••


Head Office – 36 Cardico Drive Gormley, ON L0H 1G0 Toll Free: 866.482.5311 Fax: 905.888.6061


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


Transport Companies

K.B.W. Towing

13029 – 8th Line Georgetown, ON L7G 4S4 Toll Free: 800.572.8952 Tel: 905.873.3339 Fax: 905.873.3088 32    July 2013

Abrams Towing

“Service Across Ontario” 24 Hour Heavy Towing Toll Free: 888.667.5438 Tel: 416.398.2500

Canada’s largest cargo tank and tank-trailer manufacturer for the transportation of a large variety of dry and liquid products. 790 Montrichard Avenue St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, QC J2X 5G4 Toll Free: 800.363.2158 Tel: 450.347.7822 Fax: 450.347.8372

3700 Weston Road Toronto, ON M9L 2Z4 Toll Free: 866.857.5166 Tel: 416.667.9700 Fax: 416.667.8272 info@carmentransportationgroup. com www.carmentransportationgroup. com


Erb Group of Companies

Refrigerated Transportation Specialists. 290 Hamilton Road New Hamburg, ON N3A 1A2 Toll Free: 800.665.2653 Tel: 519.662.2710 Fax: 519.662.3316


International Truckload Services Inc.

107 Bellevue Drive, Box 1450 Belleville, ON K8N 5J1 Toll Free: 800.267.1888 Tel: 613.961.5144 Fax: 613.961.1255 or 888.485.6487


Atlantis Transportation Services Inc. P.O. Box 6001, 6500 Silver Dart Drive, Toronto AMF, ON L5P 1B2 Toll Free: 800.387.7717 Tel: 905.672.5171 Fax: 905.672.7652

Star Van Systems

10 Kerivan Court, Stoney Creek, ON L8E 5P6 Toll Free: 800.263.4884 Fax: 905.643.8700


Tremcar Inc.

KBW Truck Transfer Service Heavy & Medium Towing, Flatbed Specialists. 1 Towns Road Etobicoke, ON M8Z 1A1 Toll Free: 866.616.6379 Tel: 416.255.4443 Fax: 416.252.2558


Transit Trailer Ltd. 22217 Bloomfield Rd., R. R. #6 Chatham, ON N7M 5J6 Toll Free: 877.995.5999 Tel: 519.354.9944 Fax: 519.354.9782


••• Counteract Balancing Beads

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


GTA Trailer Rentals Inc.

J P Towing Service & Storage Ltd Load Covering Solutions Ltd.

Brian Kurtz Trucking Ltd.

Carmen Transportation Group

Gobbo Towing & Recovery Ltd. Cramaro Tarpaulin Systems

Fort Garry Industries

Transport Companies

Best Transfer 6 Winer Road, R.R. #3 Guelph, ON N1H 6H9 Tel: 519.767.5555 Toll Free: 800.862.1470 Fax: 519.767.5105

The Rosdale Group

6845 Invader Crescent Mississauga, ON L5T 2B7 Toll Free: 877.588.0057 Tel: 905.670.0057 Fax: 905.696.4630

Transportation Training

Transportation Training

Transportation Training

Transportation Training

Transportation Training

Transportation Training

Compass Vehicle Delivery Inc.

Kee Training Academy

“Your Goals Are Our Priority.” 6760 Davand Drive, Unit 9 Mississauga, ON L5T 2L9 Toll Free: 800.661.0377 Tel: 905.670.3426 Toll Free Fax: 866.329.5331 Fax: 905.670.3436


Crossroads Truck Training Academy - Smiths Falls

Contact: Brian Adams/Erica Kelly 10 - 12 Maple Avenue Smiths Falls, ON K7A 1Z5 Toll Free: 866.529.1113 Tel: 613.742.7499 Fax: 613.742.7899 www.crossroadstrainingacademy. com

Danbro Truck Training

Alpine Truck Driver Training

Contact: Brent Nantais or Krista Gray 505 Kenora Ave., Bldg. 1, Unit 1 Hamilton, ON L8E 3P2 Toll Free: 800.273.5867 Tel: 905.575.7606 Fax: 905.388.6699 or

Contact: Jack Lochand 595 Middlefield Road, Unit 10 Scarborough, ON M1V 3S2 Toll Free: 855.869.1222 Tel: 416.869.1222 Fax: 416.869.0222 Friendly Truck Driving School Contact: Thiru or Dhas Mahalingam Commercial Heavy Equipment 850 Tapscott Road, Unit 9 Scarborough, ON M1X 1N4 Training Ltd. Toll Free: 855.414.3837 Contact: Dwight Nelson Tel: 416.291.9075 2421 Cawthra Road Fax: 416.291.1144 Mississauga, ON L5A 2W7 Toll Free: 800.297.4322 Tel: 416.456.2438 Greater Ottawa Truck Training Fax: 905.281.9637 Contact: Shahram Dowlatshahi 5 Caesar Avenue Crossroads Training Academy Ottawa, ON K2G 0A8 - Barrie Toll Free: 877.468.8229 Contact: Read Conley or Tel: 613.727.4688 Diane Austin Fax: 613.727.5997 49 Truman Road Barrie, ON L4N 8Y7 Toll Free: 866.446.0057 Jay’s Professional Truck Tel: 705.719.2419 Training Centre Fax: 705.719.2438 Contact: Jay Pootha or Chandrika Fernando 589 Middlefield Road, Unit 11 Scarborough, ON M1V 4Y6 Crossroads Training Academy Toll Free: 877.611.1511 Belleville Tel: 416.299.9638 Contact: Al Dykstra Fax: 416.609.9814 53 Grills Road Belleville, ON K8N 4Z5 Toll Free: 888.771.1495 Kim Richardson Transportation Tel: 613.771.1495 Specialists Inc. Fax: 613.771.1495 Contact: Roxanne Wilkieson info@crossroadstrainingacademy. 172 Argyle Street N., Upper Level com Caledonia, ON N3W 2J7 www.crossroadstrainingacademy. Toll Free: 800.771.8171 com Tel: 905.765.3445 Crossroads Training Academy Fax: 905.765.1444 Kingston Contact: Robert Barclay 1525 Centennial Drive Kim Richardson Transportation Kingston, ON K7L 4V2 Specialists Inc. Toll Free: 888.282.6605 Contact: Roxanne Wilkieson Tel: 613.389.6000 634 Ireland Road Fax: 613.389.1998 Simcoe, ON N3Y 4K8 info@crossroadstrainingacademy. Toll Free: 800.771.8171 com Tel: 519.426.8260 ext. 232 www.crossroadstrainingacademy. Fax: 519.428.3112 com

Crossroads Training Academy Ottawa

Contact: Brian Adams or Erica Kelly 2020 Bantree Street, Suite 200 Ottawa, ON K1B 5A4 Toll Free: 866.529.1113 Tel: 613.742.7499 Fax: 613.742.7899

truck delivery

Modern Training Ontario

Contact: Kathy Korakas 308 Kenora Avenue Hamilton, ON L8E 2W2 Toll Free: 866.443.7483 Tel: 905.573.9675 Fax: 905.573.6425

Northern Academy of Transportation Training

Ontario Truck Training Academy - Brampton

Contact: Brian Pattison 25 Vagnini Court Lively, ON P3Y 1K8 Toll Free: 800.719.9334 Tel: 705.692.9222 Fax: 705.692.9256

Contact: Yvette Lagrois 76 SunPac Blvd. Brampton, ON L6S 5Z8 Toll Free: 800.753.2284 Tel: 905.367.0066 Fax: 905.792.0985

5044 Walker Road Windsor, ON N9A 6J3 Toll Free: 877.967.0444 Tel: 519.737.0444 Fax: 519.737.0445

Contact: Yvette Lagrois 199 Wentworth Street East Oshawa, ON L1H 3V6 Toll Free: 800.753.2284 Tel: 905.723.1237 Fax: 905.723.1245

Valley Driver Training

Contact: Jamie Fitchett 99 Cote Blvd. Hanmer, ON P3P 1L9 Tel: 705.969.8848 Fax: 705.969.0584

1005 Richmond Street Chatham, ON N7M 5J5 Toll Free: 866.985.0077 Tel: 519.355.0077 Fax: 519.355.0066

Contact: Yvette Lagrois 365 Lansdowne Street East, Unit 3 Peterborough, ON K9L 2A3 Toll Free: 800.939.1463 Tel: 705.743.1888 Fax: 705.743.1875

Contact: Gus Rahim 427 Exeter Road London, ON N6E 2Z3 Toll Free: 800.799.5627 Tel: 519.858.9338 Fax: 519.858.0920

Contact: Mike Hummel & Kathy Buttars 1485 Rosslyn Road Thunder Bay, ON P7E 6W1 Toll Free: 855.247.4213 Tel: 807.476.1746 Fax: 807.476.1875

Ontario Truck Driving School - London

Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0 Toll Free: 855.265.5627 Tel: 905.685.1117 Fax: 905.641.0533

Ontario Truck Driving School Oldcastle Contact: Gus Rahim 2155 Fasan Drive Oldcastle, ON N0R 1L0 Toll Free: 866.410.0333 Tel: 519.737.7890 Fax: 519.737.1733

Ontario Truck Driving School Owen Sound Contact: Gus Rahim 1051 – 2nd Avenue East Owen Sound, ON N4K 1S3 Toll Free: 877.378.0444 Tel: 519.376.0444 Fax: 866.800.6837

Ontario Truck Driving School - Sarnia Contact: Gus Rahim 141 Mitton Street South Sarnia, ON N7T 3C5 Toll Free: 800.799.5627 Tel: 519.332.8778 Fax: 519.337.5911

Drive Star Shuttle Systems Ltd.

Fort Garry Industries

23 Industrial Drive Caledonia, ON N3W 1H8 Toll Free: 866.425.4440 Tel: 289.285.3021 Fax: 289.285.3026


truck equipment

Brake specialists, installations, safeties and a whole lot more.

MTT Repair Services Inc. 1868 Drew Road Mississauga, ON L5S 1J6 Tel: 905.677.2771 Fax: 905.677.2774


Taranis Training Ltd.

Ontario Truck Driving School Niagara-on-the-Lake Tri-County Voc. Driver Training Contact: Jim Campbell Schools Inc. 281 Queenston Road Contact: Richard Wynia 480 Waydom Drive Ayr, ON N0B 1E0 Toll Free: 800.265.0400 Tel: 519.653.1700 Fax: 519.622.4002


College - Brampton

Contact: Martha Jansenberger 252 Queen Street East Brampton, ON L6V 1C1 Toll Free: 888.282.3893 Tel: 905.450.2230 x. 1610 Fax: 905.450.3041 martha.jansenberger@trios. com triOS

Niagara Truck & Trailer Inc. Specializing in walking floor repairs. Open weekdays 7am-midnight 2170 Allanport Road Allanburg, ON L0S 1A0 Tel: 905.227.8782 Fax: 905.227.8789 truck CUSTOMIZING

Quality Custom

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

College - Oshawa

Contact: Deborah Jollymore 200 John Street, Suite C5 Oshawa, ON L1J 2B4 Toll Free: 888.718.7467 Tel: 905.435.9911 x. 2010 Fax: 905.435.9985

Truck Training Academy of Stoney Creek

Contact: Tanya Smajlagic 298 Grays Road, Unit 1 Stoney Creek, ON P3P 1L9 Tel: 905.573.3635 Fax: 905.573.8911


Truck & Trailer Repairs

Northstar Truck Driving School Ontario Truck Training Academy - Oshawa Contact: Robert Labute

Ontario Truck Driving School Chatham Ontario Truck Training Academy Contact: Gus Rahim - Peterborough

P.O. Box 265 Stn. Main 16693 Old Hwy 2 Trenton, ON K8V 5R5 Toll Free: 888.992.9676 Tel: 613.392.9676 sales@compassvehicledelivery. com www.compassvehicledelivery. com

Acadian Driveaway

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

Fort Garry Industries

Sales and NSM certified installation of snow plows, sanders, mixers, dump bodies and more. TRUCK EXHAUST SALes & Service

Texis Truck Exhaust

“Diesel Performance Specialists” 1850 Gage Court Mississauga, ON L5S 1S2 Toll Free: 800.267.4740 Tel: 905.795.2838 Fax: 905.678.3030


The Truck Exhaust Place

Since 1982 we have been a one stop exhaust shop for the trucking industry as well as the heavy duty exhaust needs of industrial, farming, manufacturers and mining industry. We have been helping fleets, owner-operators, brokers, truck repair facilities, municipalities and manufactures get their equipment up and running and their trucks back on the road with minimal down time. 1365 Bonhill Road Mississauga, ON L6T 1M1 Toll Free: 800.385.8801 Tel: 905.670.0100 Fax: 905.670.8128 July 2013   33

truck lighting & accessories

Grote Industries Co. 230 Travail Road Markham, ON L3S 3J1 Toll Free: 800.268.5612 Tel: 905.209.9744 Fax: 905.209.9757 Toll Free Fax: 800.267.9024 truck parts & supplies

truck parts & supplies



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


Fort Garry Industries

Discount Truck Parts Ltd. Quality truck parts at discount prices. 11633 – 156 th Street Edmonton, AB T5M 3T8 Toll Free: 800.661.5051 Tel: 780.454.5050




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


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

grande prairie

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


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

red deer

Fort Garry Industries 7947 Edgar Industrial Drive Red Deer, AB T4P 3R2 Toll Free: 866.297.0022 Tel: 403.343.1383 Fax: 403.347.8275 34    July 2013

2525 Inkster Blvd. R. R. #2 Stn Main Winnipeg, MB R3C 2E6 Toll Free: 800.282.8044 Tel: 204.632.8261 Fax: 204.956.1786

truck parts & supplies

P. O. Box 281

Truck, tractor and trailer storage with 14 acres of metal fencing and asphalt base. (3 minutes to the Linc Tel: 519.765.2828 & Red Hill Expressway). Fax: 519.765.2821 721 Mud Street East Stoney Creek, ON Tel: 416.801.3142 truck sales, leasing, Fax: 905.643.8256 parts & service Toll Free: 866.617.0201

Truck tire sales & service

Tel: 519.652.2100

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

Fax: 519.652.6593

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


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


••• Diesel Truck Parts Inc.

Morgan’s Diesel Truck Parts & Service Inc. 1248 McAdoo’s Lane, R. R. #1 Glenburnie, ON K0H 1S0

Benson Tire The largest Goodyear dealer in Ontario, offering over 15 locations equipped with 24 hour emergency service vehicles to handle all of your tire needs. 700 Education Road Cornwall, ON K6H 2W8 Toll Free: 866.623.6766 Tel: 613.933.1700 Fax: 905.689.3381


Tel: 613.546.0431 Fax: 613.546.4206

••• Ontario Regional Office

Surgenor Truck Centre Eastern Ontario / Western Quebec’s largest group of independent truck dealerships, has built a reputation as durable as the brands that we sell and lease. The Surgenor Truck Group includes two Truck Centres, one in Ottawa, and one in Kingston,

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

as well as five service affiliates (Brockville, Pembroke, Gatineau, and two in Cornwall) providing regularly scheduled maintenance assistance, and parts delivery.

1409 Shawson Drive Mississauga, ON L4W 1C4 Toll Free: 800.565.5389 Tel: 905.564.1899 Fax: 905.564.1911

“We work best under pressure!” 6755 Columbus Road, Unit 1 Mississauga, ON L5T 2G9 Tel: 647.444.3384 truck Wash Systems


Domar Transmission Ltd.

Toll Free: 800.267.0633

as well as on-call 24/7 for roadside

Levy Steering Centre Ltd.

GTA Pressure Cleaning & Restoration

Business Partner.” 4049 Eastgate Cres.

Fort Garry Industries


Canada’s Leading Supplier of Powertrain Components. 1261A Shawson Drive Mississauga, ON L4W 1C4 Toll Free: 877.564.3116 Tel: 905.564.3116 Fax: 905.564.3119

Gerry’s Truck Centre

Toll Free: 800.363.4380



Canada-Wide Parts Distributors Ltd.

“Your Complete Transportation


915 Walsh Street West Thunder Bay, ON P7E 4X5 Toll Free: 800.465.5044 Tel: 807.577.5724 Fax: 807.475.9033

truck Wash Facilities

Barry Humphrey Enterprises Ltd.

Aylmer, ON N5H 2R9

London, ON N6L 1B7

thunder bay

truck transmissions, differentials & pto’s

Shield Truck Accessories


Fort Garry Industries

Truck Storage Rentals

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

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

When it comes to transmissions, think DOMAR 130 Skyway Avenue Toronto, ON M9W 4Y9 Toll Free: 800.387.4883 Tel: 416.675.2268 Fax: 416.675.2435

Awash Systems Corp. Automatic Wash Systems & Water Treatment Recycling Systems customized to your requirements. 2211 Brant Street, P.O. Box 20070 Burlington, ON L7P 0A4 Toll Free: 800.265.7405 Tel: 905-662-2662 Fax: 888-407-9498

Alphabetical List of Advertisers Advertiser Page Publication

A Accutrac Capital Solutions Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Ontario & Western Trucking News Atlantis Transportation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Ontario Trucking News Ayr Motor Express. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Eastern Trucking News

B B. Andrews Truck Service Centre Ltd.. . . . . . . . . 17 BD Turbo Charger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Benson Tire. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Best Transfer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Bluewave Energy (Parkland Corporation) . . . . . 1, 4 Brian Kurtz Trucking Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54

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

C C.U.T.C. Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

D Day and Ross Transportation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Dican Instruments. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Ontario & Eastern Trucking News Diesel Spec Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Eastern Trucking News

E E.T. Transport. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Ontario Trucking News Emergency Road Services Corporation. . . . . . . . . 1 Eastern & Western Trucking News

F Fergus Truck Show. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Ontario Trucking News

G G.A.P. Big Rig Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 GTA Pressure Cleaning & Restoration Ltd. . . . . . 16 Ontario Trucking News Gorski Bulk Transport . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Ontario Trucking News

H Hi-Tech Original Seat Covers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Hotsy Pressure Washers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Western Trucking News Hydra Steer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Western Trucking News

I IMT Corporation (Ingersoll Axles). . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Ontario Trucking News International Truckload Services Inc. . . . . . . . . . 52 Ontario Trucking News

J J D Factors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 JZB Road Lines. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Ontario Trucking News

K Kindersley Transportation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 & 53 Ontario & Western Trucking News

L Laidlaw Carriers Van GP Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Eastern Trucking News Levy Steering. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Liquid Capital Midwest Corp.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Ontario Trucking News Lou’s 222 Metal Polish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21

M Maitland Transportation Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Ontario Trucking News

O Ontario Truck Driving Championships. . . . . . . . . 19

P Prolab Technolub Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1, 10

R Riviera Finance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Ontario Trucking News Rumanek & Company Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Ontario Trucking News

S SGI Canada . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Shell Canada Lubricants. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Shell LNG. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1, 4, 5 Western Trucking News Sirius XM Canada Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Star Van Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Ontario Trucking News

T Texis Truck Exhaust. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1, 11 Ontario Trucking News Tiger Tool Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 The Fuel Lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 The Rosedale Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Traction Truck Parts & TruckPro . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Ontario & Western Trucking News TransX. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39, 45, 56 Tunit & Bully Dog. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26

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

W Wajax Power Systems. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 White Oak Transport Ltd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Wilson Instruments. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Ontario Trucking News

Y YOW Canada Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1, 4, 9

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Flying J Cardlock 85 East Lake Cres., Airdrie, AB T4B 2B5 Tel: 403.948.4193 Parking for 10.


Flying J Travel Plaza 1260 Cassils Road East, Brooks, AB T1R 1B7 Tel: 403.362.5594 Parking for 20, Showers (2). Cinnabon location.


Flying J Travel Plaza 11511 – 40th Street SE, Calgary, AB T2H 1L4 Tel: 403.720.0904 Fax: 403.720.4937 8 Diesel Lanes, Parking for 130, Showers (9), CAT Scales, TripPak. Hot food available. Denny’s.

Flying J Travel Plaza 4216 – 72nd Avenue SE, Calgary, AB T2C 2C1 Tel: 403.236.2404 5 Diesel Lanes, Parking for 15, Showers (2), TripPak. Hot food avalable.

Flying J Cardlock 2525 – 23rd Street NE, Calgary, AB T2E 7M1 Tel: 403.250.3835

Flying J Dealer 4949 Barlow Trail SE, Calgary, AB T2B 3B5 Tel: 403.569.6250 Fax: 403.235.5095 7 Diesel Lanes, Parking for 80, Showers (9), CATScales.

Drayton Valley

Flying J Cardlock 5505 Jubilee Avenue, Drayton Valley, AB T7A 1S3 Tel: 801.725.1370


Flying J Cardlock 15609 – 121A. Avenue, Edmonton, AB T5V 1B1 Tel: 708.413.9116

Flying J Dealer 16806 – 118th Avenue, Edmonton, AB T5V 1M8 Tel: 780.455.1111 Fax: 780.482.4448 6 Diesel Lanes, Parking for 100, Showers (8), CAT Scale.


Flying J Cardlock 2520 – 2nd Avenue, Edson, AB T7E 1N9 Tel: 780.723.4744




Flying J Dealer

Flying J Travel Plaza

1st Avenue, 1st Street, Grassland, AB T0A 1V0 Tel: 780.525.2295 Fax: 780.525.2297 10 Diesel Lanes, Parking for 75, Showers (2).


Flying J Dealer Hwy 9 & Hwy 36 South, Hanna, AB T0J 1P0 Tel: 403.854.5000 3 Diesel Lanes, Parking for 100, Showers (2).

High Level

Flying J Travel Plaza 10529 – 96th Street, High Level, AB T0H 1Z0 Tel: 780.926.2066 Parking for 25. Hot food available.


Flying J Cardlock 294 Kelly Road, Hinton, AB T7V 1H2 Tel: 801.725.1370


Flying J Cardlock 1005 – 43rd Street, Lethbridge, AB T1K 7B8 Tel: 403.328.4735


Flying J Cardlock

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50 Pembina Road, Sherwood Park, AB T8H 2G9 Tel: 780.416.2035 Fax: 780.416.2084 8 Diesel Lanes, Parking for 140, Showers (9), Denny’s/Pepperoni’s, CAT Scales, TripPak & Bulk Diesel.


Flying J Cardlock Hwy # 43 & West Mtn. Road, Whitecourt, AB T7N 1S9 Tel: 780.778.3073 British Columbia


Flying J Cardlock 929 Coutts Way & Sumas Way, Abbotsford, BC V2S 4N2 Tel: 604.850.1594 Showers (1).

Annacis Island

Flying J Travel Plaza


2810 – 21st Avenue, Nanton, AB T0L 1R0 Tel: 403.646.3181 Fax: 403.646.2872 3 Diesel Lanes, Parking for 130, Showers (3), Humpty’s Restaurant and Papa Johns, CAT Scale.

Flying J Travel Plaza


Flying J Travel Plaza 302 – 20th Avenue, Nisku, AB T9E 7T8 Tel: 780.955.3535 5 Diesel Lanes, Parking for 8, Showers (2), Pizza, TripPak, Hot Food available.

Red Deer x

Flying J Travel Plaza


Flying J Cardlock

Flying J Travel Plaza


Grande Prairie 9212 – 108th Street, Grande Prairie, AB T8V 4C9 Tel: 780.532.2378

Sherwood Park

Flying J Dealer

345 Sakitawaw Trail, Fort McMurray, AB T9H 4E4 Tel: 780.743.3545

Flying J Cardlock

Hwy #49 & 2, Box 73, Rycroft, AB T0H 3A0 Tel: 780.765.3740 Fax: 780.765.3748 Parking for 8, Pizza and other hot food available.

1291 Cliveden Avenue, Annacis Island, Delta, BC V5M 6G4 Tel: 604.521.4445 Parking for 4, Showers (1), TripPak and hot food available.

5109 – 63rd Avenue, Lloydminster, AB T9V 2E7 Tel: 780.875.2990 Parking for 12, Showers (2).

6607 – 67th Street, Red Deer, AB T4P 1A4 Tel: 403.346.2842 Fax: 403.346.2852 5 Diesel Lanes, Parking for 26, Showers (4), Pizza and other hot food available.

Fort McMurray


Flying J Cardlock 115 Lockwood Street, Redcliff, AB T1A 7T9 Tel: 403.526.2669

7970 Lickman Rd., Chilliwack, BC V2R 1A9 Tel: 604.795.7265 Parking for 20, Showers (4) and hot food available.


Flying J Cardlock 2209 Theatre Road, Cranbrook, BC V1C 4H4 Tel: 250.426.3763


Flying J Cardlock 1411 Northwest Blvd., Creston, BC V0B 1G6 Tel: 250.428.7131

Dawson Creek

Flying J Cardlock 1725 Alaska Avenue, Dawson Creek, BC V1G 1P5 Tel: 250.782.3111 Showers (2).

Fort St. John

Flying J Cardlock 9407 – 109th Street, Fort St. John, BC V1J 6K6 Tel: 250.785.3052

British Columbia


Flying J Dealer

Ontario, Eastern


Flying J Travel Plaza

63100 Flood Hope Road Hope, BC V0X 1L2 Tel: 604.886.6815 Fax: 604.886.6821 8 Diesel Lanes, Parking for 50 Showers (4), CAT Scales, Subway and other hot food available.

20382 Old Highway #2, Lancaster, ON K0C 1N0 Tel: 613.347.2221 Fax: 613.347.1970 11 Diesel Lanes, Parking for 110, Showers (9), Denny’s, CAT Scales, Bulk Diesel.

Flying J Dealer

Ontario, Northern


175 Kokanee Way, Kamloops, BC V2C 6Z2 Tel: 250.573.3027 Fax: 250.573.7820 8 Diesel Lanes, Parking for 125, Showers (5).


Flying J Cardlock

2190 Douglas Street North, Merritt, BC V0K 2B0 Tel: 250.280.1555

New Westminster

Flying J Cardlock

24 Braid St., New Westminster, BC V3L 3P3 Tel: 604.522.6511

Prince George

Flying J Travel Plaza

4869 Continental Way, Prince George, BC V2N 5S5 Tel: 250.563.1677 Showers (3).


Flying J Cardlock

8655 Boundary Road, Vancouver, BC V5S 4H3 Tel: 604.454.9578 Manitoba


Flying J Travel Plaza

4100 Portage Avenue, Headingley, MB R4H 1C5 Tel: 204.832.8952 Fax: 204.832.9104 8 Diesel Lanes, Parking for 150, Showers (9), Denny’s/Pizza, CAT Scales & Bulk Diesel.

Portage La Prairie

Flying J Travel Plaza

Highway 1 East, Portage La Prairie, MB R1N 3B2 Tel: 204.857.9997 Parking for 40.


Flying J Travel Plaza 1747 Brookside Blvd., Winnipeg, MB R2C 2E8 Tel: 204.633.0663 Showers (2), TripPak.

Flying J Cardlock

131 Warman Road & Hwy. #59, Winnipeg, MB R2J 3R3 Tel: 204.231.5485 Ontario, Eastern


Flying J Travel Plaza

628 County Road #41, RR 6, Napanee, ON K7R 3L1 Tel: 613.354.7044 Fax: 613.354.3796 12 Diesel Lanes, Parking for 165, Showers (15), Denny’s/Pizza, CAT Scales, TripPak, Bulk Diesel.


Flying J Travel Plaza 410 Government Road East, Kapuskasing, ON P5N 2X7 Tel: 705.337.1333 Fax: 705.337.1208 5 Diesel Lanes, Parking for 40, Showers (4) and hot food available.

Sault Ste. Marie

Flying J Cardlock 987 Great Northern Road, Sault Ste. Marie, ON P6A 5K7 Tel: 705.759.8280


Flying J Cardlock Hwy #17, Schreiber, ON P0T 2S0 Tel: 807.824.2383


Flying J Cardlock 17 Duhamel Road, Sudbury, ON P3E 4N1 Tel: 705.692.5447 Ontario, Western


Flying J Travel Plaza 2492 Cedar Creek Road Ayr, ON N0B 1E0 Tel: 519.624.9578 Fax: 519.624.2587 Parking for 30, showers (4), Papa Joe’s & Hot Kettle, CAT Scales.


Flying J Travel Plaza 1765 Albion Rd. & Hwy #27, Etobicoke, ON M9W 5S7 Tel: 416.674.8665


Flying J Travel Plaza 3700 Highbury Ave. South, London, ON N6N 1P3 Tel: 519.681.6859 Fax: 519.686.8629 12 Diesel Lanes, Parking for 230, Showers (15), Denny’s/Pizza, CAT Scales, TripPak, Bulk Diesel.


Flying J Travel Plaza 1400 Britannia Road East, Mississauga, ON L4W 1C8 Tel: 905.564.6216 Parking for 80, Showers (3).


Flying J Cardlock 2000 Clements Road, Pickering, ON L1W 4A1 Tel: 905.428.9700 Fax: 905.428.9633 5 Diesel Lanes, Parking for 50, Showers (7).

Ontario, Western


Pilot Travel Center 19325 Essex County Road 42, Tilbury, ON N0P 2L0 Tel: 519.682.1140 Fax: 519.682.9221 6 Diesel Lanes, Parking for 150, Showers (6), Subway, CAT Scales, Bulk Diesel. Québec


Flying J Travel Plaza 1196 Chemin des Olivieres, Bernieres, QC G7A 2M6 Tel: 418.831.3772


Flying J Travel Plaza 1181 Ave. Gilles Villeneuve, Berthierville, QC J0K 1A0 Tel: 450.836.6581 2 Diesel Lanes, Parking for 10.


Flying J Travel Plaza 1 Rang St. Andre, Napierville, QC J0J 1L0 Tel: 450.245.3539 5 Diesel Lanes, Parking for 10, Showers (1) & hot food available.

Ste. Helene

Flying J Travel Plaza 569 rue Principale, Ste. Helene, QC J0H 1M0 Tel: 450.791.2232 Fax: 450.791.2495 6 Diesel Lanes, Parking for 10 Showers (4) and hot food available. Saskatchewan

Moose Jaw

Flying J Travel Plaza 370 North Service Rd. Hwy #1, Moose Jaw, SK S6H 4N9 Tel: 306.693.5858 6 Diesel Lanes, Parking for 20, Showers (4), Bulk Diesel & hot food available.


Flying Cardlock 1511 Ross Avenue East Regina, SK S4R 1J2 Tel: 306.721.0070 Parking for 12, Showers (3).


Flying J Travel Plaza 3850 Idylwyld Dr. N., Saskatoon, SK S7P 0A1 Tel: 306.955.6840 Fax: 306.955.6846 6 Diesel Lanes, Parking for 85, Showers (4), Denny’s, other hot food available & bulk food.


Flying J Cardlock 1910 York Road West, Box 794, Yorkton, SK S3N 2W8 Tel: 801.726.8288 Showers (2).

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New Brunswick






Cougar Fuels Ltd.

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

RoadKing Travel Centre Strathcona Inc.

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



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

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

Strathmore Husky Travel Centre

436 Ridge Road Strathmore, AB T1P 1B5 Dogwood Valley Husky Services Tel: 403.934.3522 27051 Baker Road Fax: 403.934.3555 Hope, BC V0X 1L3 Email: hk7969@popmail. Tel: 604.869.9443 Web: Open 24 hours, 7 days, restaurant, cardlock, ATM, convenience store, showers. British Columbia



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

Chilliwack Husky Travel Centre Nisku Truck Stop

Suite 201 – 8020 Sparrow Drive Leduc, AB T9E 7G3 Tel: 780.986.7867 Fax: 780.986.7898 Web: Open 24 hours, 7 days, restaurant, cardlock, ATM, convenience store, showers, scale.


Husky Travel Centre

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

Medicine Hat

Husky Travel Centre

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

Petro Canada Card Lock

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

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


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.

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 New Brunswick


Aulac Big Stop Circle K

Husky Travel Centre

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



Petro Canada Southcoast Petroleum Ltd.

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

Petro Canada – Petro Pass

Petro Canada – Petro Pass

Husky Travel Centre

45461 Yale Road West Chilliwack, BC Tel: 604.795.9421 Fax: 604.792.8931 Commercial cardlock open 24hrs, 7 days, convenience store open Mon - Fri, 8 am - 5 pm (washrooms).

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


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

Chilliwack Petro – Pass

Petro Canada Morris Husky

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

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

Grand Falls


Murray’s Truck Stop

Jepson Petroleum Ltd.

Box 1408, Golden, BC V0A 1H0 Tel: 250.344.6161 Fax: 250.344.2232 Open 8 am - 5 pm Mon - Fri, lubes & propane, 24hr cardlock, regular, diesel & diesel mark.

New Brunswick

Exit 450, 2600 Mountain Road Moncton, NB E1G 3T6 Tel: 506.859.6000 Fax: 506.859.6005 Open 24-7, convenience store, fast food, ATM & washrooms.

Perth – Andover

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


Enfield Big Stop (Circle K)

6757 Hwy #2 Tobique One Stop Enfield, NS S2T 1C8 Exit 115, Perth – Andover, NB Tel: 902.882.2522 Tel: 506.273.9682 Fax: 902.883.1769 Fax: 506.273.9682 Open 24-7, full-service islands, Open 24-7, full-service islands, drivers’ lounge with large screen, drivers’ lounge, restaurant (6 am restaurant, satellite TV, convenience 11pm), convenience store, showers & parking. store, showers, laundry, parking & free high-speed internet. Truro Heights


Truro Heights Circle K

Salisbury Big Stop

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

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

Ontario, Eastern



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


Antrim Truck Stop 580 White Lake Road, Arnprior, ON K7S 3G9 Tel: 613.623.3003 Fax: 613.623.1003 Toll Free: 866.334.4775 Open 24-7, full-service islands, restaurant, convenience store, showers, overnight parking, drivers’ lounge, CAT scale, garage service facilities, tire service, Western Star truck dealer.


Edmundston Truck Stop

Exit 19, 100 Grey Rock Road Edmundston, NB E7C 0B6 10 Acre Truck Stop Tel: 506.737.2010 902 Wallbridge Loyalist Road Fax: 506.737.2015 Belleville, ON K8N 5A2 Petro Pass Tel: 613.966.7017 315 Ouellette Street Fax: 613.962.4495 or Office at Open 24/7 365 days, full service Grand Falls, NB 613.966.4740 islands, diesel, cardlock, propane, Tel: 506.473.5575 lubricants, driver’s lounge and Fax: 506.475.9816 Web: business centre, seafood & burger Toll Free: 800.361.8322 Restaurant & Store - Mon-Fri 6 restaurant (Le Pirate de la Mer), am-11pm, Sat & Sun 7 am-8pm, convenience store, washrooms, Drivers’ lounge & game room, convenience store, showers, showers (4), laundry facilities, convenience store, showers, parking, Esso Card Lock & Retail parking for 75 trucks, double car laundry facilities, internet services, wash & 2 bay pet wash, Wi-Fi, ATM, Diesel, Wifi & Fax, laundry facilities and CAT Scale. fax & photocopier. showers, parking & CAT scale. July 2013   37

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Fort Erie


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


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

Kingston Husky Truck Stop Joyceville Road, (Hwy 401 Exit 632) Joyceville, ON Tel: 613.542.3468


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


Ultramar Fifth Wheel Truck Stop 1901 McConnell Avenue, Hwy 401 Exit 792 Cornwall, ON K6H 5R6 Tel: 613.933.8363 Fax: 613.932.3952 Open 24 hrs, diesel fuel, fullservice fuel islands, convenience store fuel bar, take-out food, CAT scale, Blue Beacon truck wash, propane, Sunoco Cardlock, restaurant, 200+ truck parking, private showers, laundry facilities, drivers’ lounge & arcade room, Bell Canada internet kiosk, barber shop, ATM, drug testing centre, chapel, motel (smoking & non-smoking), tire shop, lube shop, mechanic shop, Irving cardlock.



1993 Hwy 15, Exit 623 Kingston, ON K7L 4V3 Tel & Fax: 613.542.7971 Open 24/7, fast-food, convenience store, ATM, overnight parking.



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

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 – Dunvegan 1515 County Road #20, (Hwy 417 Exit 51) Dunvegan, ON Tel: 613.527.1026 or 613.627.2100 Fax: 613.527.2726 Open 24-7, full-service islands, restaurant (Tim Horton’s), convenience store, parking & ATM. 38    July 2013

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

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


Nairn Centre

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

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


North Bay

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

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

Fifth Wheel Truck Stop

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


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


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 & Irving cardlock, full-service fuel islands, restaurant, private showers, laundry facilities, drivers’ lounge & arcade room,100+ parking capacity, chapel, motel (smoking & non-smoking).

2475 South Service Road, (Exit 431, Hwy 401, Waverly Road) Bowmanville, ON L1C 3L1 Hamilton Tel: 905.623.3604 Fax: 905.623.7109 Open 24 hrs., diesel fuel, convenience store, CAT scale, Marshall Truck & Trailer gasoline (self service), ATM, Repair & Truck Stop propane, convenience store at fuel 336 Kenora Avenue bar, Sunoco fleet fuel cardlock, Hamilton, ON L8E 2W2 full-service fuel islands, restaurant, Tel: 905.561.4712 private showers, laundry facilities, Fax: 905.561.7757 drivers’ lounge & arcade room, 100+ truck parking capacity, Web: motel (smoking & non-smoking), Open 24-7 for cardlock, open 7 Bell Canada internet kiosk, Irving am - 12 am Mon - Fri, 7 am - 5 cardlock. pm Sat, closed Sunday, full-service islands, drivers’ lounge, restaurant, Dorchester showers & parking


7340 Colonel Talbot Road London, ON Tel: 519.652.2728 Fax: 519.652.6554 Open 24 hrs, 6 days, full-service islands, drivers’ lounge, restaurant, convenience store, ATM, internet services, showers, garage on premises & parking


Fifth Wheel Truck Stop 40 Chisolm Dr. (Hwy 401 Exit 320) Milton, ON L9T 3G9 Tel: 905.878.8441 Fax: 905.878.9376 Open 24 hrs, diesel fuel, convenience store, CAT scale, Blue Beacon truck wash, ATM, lube shop, Sunoco & Irving Cardlock, full-service fuel islands, restaurant, showers, laundry facilities, drivers’ lounge & arcade room, 100+ parking, chapel, motel (smoking & non-smoking), & lottery tickets.


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

Port Hope

Fifth Wheel Truck Stop

3305 Dorchester Road, (Exit 199, Hwy 401, East of London) Dorchester, ON N0L 1G0 Tel: 519.268.7319 Timmins Fax: 519.268.2967 Open 24 hrs, diesel fuel, convenience store, CAT scale, blue beacon truck wash, drug testing centre, gasoline (self serve), Esso Truck Stop ATM, take – out food, open roads chapel, Sunoco & Irving Cardlock, 2154 Riverside Drive full-service fuel islands, restaurant, Timmins, ON private showers, laundry facilities, Tel: 705.268.3400 drivers’ lounge, 150+ parking Fax: 705.267.7231 capacity, motel (smoking & non-smoking), arcade room, Open 24-7, restaurant, convenience convenience store. store, ATM & showers.


Flying M Truck Stop

Fifth Wheel Truck Stop

Jeremy’s Truck Stop &

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

Angelo’s Truck Stop Quick Stop

4673 Ontario Street, (Exit 64 off QEW) Beamsville, ON L0R 1B4 Bradford Husky Travel Centre Tel: 905.563.8816 Hwy 400 & 88 Fax: 905.563.4770 Bradford, ON Tel: 905.775.5794 Open 24-7, restaurant, convenience store, laundry facilities, ATM, Hwy 144 @ 560A showers & parking


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

Petro – Pass Kitchener

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


Johnny’s Gas Bar

448 Talbot Street West Leamington, ON N8H 4H6 Tel: 519.326.5231 Fax: 519.322.0189 Card lock open 24 hours, 7 days, convenience store, cash discount, diesel exhaust fluid and coloured fuel.

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


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

Ontario, Western



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



Montreal 5918, Rue Notre Dame Est

Estevan Husky Travel Centre

Montreal, QC H1N 2C5

201 – 4th Street,

Fax: 514.259.0910





Swift Current

Husky Bulk Sales

Irving 24

Tel: 514.257.8626


Estevan, SK S4A 0T5

Open 24-7, restaurant, convenience

Tel: 306.634.3109

store & laundry facilities.

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

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

Petro Canada – Petro Pass 402 – 51st Street East Saskatoon, SK

Husky Travel Centre

Tel: 306.934.6766

1510 South Service Road West

Fax: 306.668.6110

(Trans Canada Hwy 1 West) Drivers’ lounge, convenience store,

Swift Current, SK S9H 3T1

laundry facilities, ATM, showers,

Tel: 306.773.6444

scale & parking.

Halifax Gateway Project

Halterm Container Terminal Welcomes Truck Gate Upgrades By George Fullerton


he new truck gate at the South End Halifax Container Terminal operated by Halterm is part of the $35 million dollar Gateway Project underway at the terminal. The Port of Halifax has two Gateway Projects underway with costs shared with the Government of Canada. The truck gate project includes a new marshalling yard and a reconfiguration of the approach road which allows for a smoother turn and safer approach to the terminal. The gate project also includes state-of-theart technology, including an optical character reader system (OCR). This system reads text information on containers as they pass onto trucks, promising an overall more efficient operation. The new marshalling yard has capacity for 120 trucks. Halifax Port Authorities and representatives of

staff from the Halterm Container Terminal and the Ceres Corporation Container Terminal are requesting trucking companies to ensure that their drivers’ identification swipe cards are maintained and up to date. Officials are experiencing administrative problems with drivers who switch employment to another carrier. In some cases drivers have multiple identification cards which causes problems for the Halifax Port Authority credentialing office. The Port Authority advises trucking companies to retrieve identity swipe cards from departing employees and return them to the Port Authority, thereby ensuring that records are updated to avoid delays and inefficiencies that can impact both the Authority, the transport company and, ultimately, the customers who rely on products in containers shipped

through the Halifax Port. Driver Identity swipe cards are not transferable between companies. Cards with erroneous data are invalidated and the information is deleted from databases. These cards will no longer work when swiped. Drivers with invalid swipe cards may experience delays entering the terminals since they will be required to obtain a temporary pass each time. The Halifax Port Authority is also advising drivers and carrier administrators that original identity swipe cards will begin expiring in about one year, and early renewal will help to reduce unnecessary problems. Halterm has also circulated notices advising drivers accessing terminals to follow posted protocols for entering and exiting the terminal gates. Halterm has installed additional signage at the gates to promote compliance with the new rules. The Terminal operator will be enforcing their no-idle rules in the marshaling yard and advise that the speed limit is restricted to 15 km per hour. The Port of Halifax is also marking successes on their second Gateway co-funded project; the Richmond multi-purpose Terminal. The Richmond

Terminal will handle break bulk cargoes such as utility poles, wind turbine components and other bulk shipped products too large and awkward for containerized shipping. The first phase of the

Richmond Terminal included reinforcement of Piers 9 B and C and renovations to 9 Shed are complete. Phase two includes completion of a new approach roadway, pier extension and new

surfacing of the terminal pile down areas. The investment in these infrastructure projects is key to maintaining the port of Halifax’s competitiveness and service to their business partners.


July 2013   39



British Columbia




red deer




NAPA Auto Parts


Smithers Parts & Service

D & S Auto

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

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

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

459 Government Street Dryden, ON P8N 2Z3 Tel: 807.223.3227

Sudbury Truck & Trailer Inc.


Traction 329 - 72nd Ave. S.E., Unit 82 Calgary, AB T2C 4X6 Tel: 403.279.2870


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

edmonton north west

rocky mountain house

NAPA #6260 4528F - 47th Avenue Rocky Mtn House, AB T4T 0A9 Tel: 403.845.2709


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


British Columbia

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

burns lake

edmonton south

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


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

fort mcmurray

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

grande prairie


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


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


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


Taurus Heavy Duty Ventures Ltd



Triton Auto & Ind. Ltd.


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

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



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

Trailine Trailer Parts Ltd.

JD Truck Parts


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

790 - 10th Street Hanover, ON N4N 1S2 Tel: 519.364.1848



Bow Valley Machine

D & S Auto


williams lake


Unified Auto Parts Inc.


807 - 1st Avenue West Meadow Lake, SK S9X 1Y4 Tel: 306.236.4800

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

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




Traction 1940 Queen Avenue Brandon, MB R7B 0T1 Tel: 204.728.9573


Traction 200 Oak Point Highway Winnipeg, MB R2R 1V1 Tel: 204.956.9490

Traction 3725 Webster Dr., R.R. #3 Maidstone, ON N0R 1K0 Tel: 519.737.7995


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

New Liskeard

N. W. territories

High Prairie

fort nelson


CHR-ACK Parts & Repairs

Delta Mike Holdings Ltd.

north bay

4704 - 48th Avenue Fort Nelson, BC V0C 1R0 Tel: 250.774.3273

114 - 314 Old Airport Road Yellowknife, NT X1A 3T2 Tel: 867.669.6272

Service 1 Mufflers & More




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


Truck Zone Inc.

Pineridge Trailer & equipment ltd. 1875 Kryczka Place Kamloops, BC V1S 1S4 Tel: 250.374.3100


M&M Gas Diesel & Truck Parts

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

2621 Trout Lake Road North Bay, ON P1B 7S8 Tel : 705.497.0404

moose jaw

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

prince albert

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


Traction 405 Park St., Regina, SK S4N 5B2 Tel: 306.721.8333




#2 - 2915 Faithfull Avenue Saskatoon, SK S7K 8E8 Tel: 306.244.9877

Traction Ottawa (605)

swift current


27523 Highway 62 South Bancroft, ON K0L 1C0 Tel: 613.332.5474

Central Valley Truck Service Ltd.


Richmond Hill

Traction Barrie (703)



255 Saunders Road Barrie, ON L4N 9A3 Tel: 705.792.1371

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

Southern Industrial & Truck Ltd


sault ste. marie

105 Adams Road Kelowna, BC V1X 7R1 Tel: 250.765.7738

medicine hat

prince george

Hydraco Industries Ltd.


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

Visco Industrial


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

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

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

peace river



st. catharines

Peace Truck & Trailer Ltd.

NAPA Traction

Traction Cambridge (634)

Nick’s Truck Parts

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

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

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

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

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meadow lake

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

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


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

1051 Railway Street Kenora, ON P9N 3W8 Tel: 807-468.9894

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

5309 - 53rd Avenue, Hwy 2 West High Prairie, AB T0G 1E0 Tel: 780.523.4777 Toll Free: 877.523.4754

thunder bay

Tractor Trailer Service

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

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

High Prairie Truck & Trailer Ltd.

510 Whissell Avenue Sudbury, ON P3B 2Z3 Tel: 705.673.3613

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

300 Hwy 13 South Service Road Crossroads Industrial Park Weyburn, SK S4H 2K7 Tel: 306.842.2422 Yukon


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



British Columbia





Smithers Parts & Service


Ken Lapain & Sons Ltd


B. Andrews Truck Service Centre Ltd.

Wilson Truck & Trailer

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

Fort Saskatchewan

TruckPro Fort Saskatchewan (Applecart Logistics) 11401-85 Avenue Unit #13 Fort Saskatchewan, AB T8L 0A9 Tel: 780.998.5030

grande prairie

Bradvin Trailer Sales Ltd.

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


Ontario Tel: 250.847.4287

Partco Truck Parts & Service


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

Bolton Truck & Trailer


Geeraert Mechanical Service 5911 B - 50th Avenue Taber, AB T1G 1W7 Tel: 403.223.8744

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

British Columbia

high prairie

Lickman Truck & Trailer Parts & Services Ltd.

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


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

medicine hat

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

3465 Victoria Drive Smithers, BC V0J 2N0


25 - 43915 Industrial Way Chilliwack, BC V2R 3A9 Toll Free: 877.772.6255 Tel: 604.793.9660


Creston Truck Service Ltd. 400 Helen Road Creston, BC V0B 1B0 Tel: 250.428.5321


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

Prince George

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

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


Westmark Truck Centre Inc. 85 Devon Road Brampton, ON L6T 5A4 Tel: 905.791.7655


Oneida Truck & Trailer 634 Fourth Line Caledonia, ON N3W 2B3 Toll Free: 800.654.6454 Tel: 905.765.5011


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


Voth Sales & Service Inc.


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




6755 Columbus Road, Unit #2 Mississauga, ON L5T 2G9 Tel: 905.670.3384

OK Tire Truck Repair

Quickfix Truck Trailer Repairs

39 Shorncliffe Road Etobicoke, ON M8Z 5K2 Toll Free: 800.661.6681 Tel: 416.236.1277

new liskeard

goulais river

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


Barton Truck Centre Ltd. 483-487 Rennie Street Hamilton, ON L8H 3P6 Tel: 905.544.2626


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

Serge G & D Repair Inc.

10816 Plank Road 19 Eden, ON N0J 1H0 Tel: 519.866.3459

214 Highway 11 East Hearst, ON P0L 1N0 Tel: 705.362.5633



W. Thur & Sons Ltd.

Parent Mechanical Services

270 Arthur Street North Elmira, ON N3B 2Z5 Tel: 519.669.3991

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

6191 Atlantic Drive Mississauga, ON L5T 1N7 Tel: 905.696.6888

Pioneer Spring & Alignment 437136 Hawn Drive New Liskeard, ON P0J 1P0 Tel: 705.647.8707

401 Queensway West Simcoe, Ontario N3Y 5B3 Tel: 519.428.0501


Sudbury Truck & Trailer Centre Inc. 510 Whissell Avenue Sudbury, ON P3B 2Z3 Toll Free: 800.461.4023 Tel: 705.673.3613

thunder bay


Tractor Trailer Service

K.I.D. Truck & Trailer Service

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

1090 South Service Rd. E., Unit A Oakville, ON L6J 2X8 Toll Free: 800.265.6291 Tel: 905.842.2942


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


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



D.M.D. Truck Equipment Services Inc. 5 McDonald Drive Picton, ON K0K 2T0 Tel: 613. 471.2060

J. Provost Contracting Ltd. 683A Hwy 17N Wawa, ON P0S 1K0 Tel: 705-856-4513 Saskatchewan


Brockville Tractor-Trailer Maintenance 3524 County Road 26, R.R. 2 Prescott, ON K0E 1T0 Tel: 613.925.2889 #


A-Line Frame & Alignment 3246 Millar Avenue Saskatoon, SK S7K 5Y2 Tel: 306.931.6612

Freight Index Dips in April


oronto, Ontario - TransCore Link Logistics reported weaker Canadian Freight Index volumes for April 2013. The month-overmonth load volumes had a seven percent decrease and the year-over-year volumes fell behind April 2012 levels by 14 percent. The equipment postings for April increased by six percent compared to figures from the previous month, and the year-overyear equipment postings saw a significant increase

of 11 percent. As a result of these index changes, the equipment-to-load ratio declined considerably for April to 2.35 from 2.08 of the previous month. Overall load volumes for cross-border postings and intra-Canada postings averaged at 70 and 25 percent respectively. Crossborder loads destined for provinces within Canada were down 21 percent year-over-year compared to April 2012. In contrast, cross-border year-over

year loads from Canada to the United States were up substantially by 16 percent. Intra-Canada year-overyear load volumes for April were down two percent while equipment increased substantially by 24 percent. Information within the freight index includes all domestic, cross-border and interstate data submitted by Loadlink’s Canadian-based customers. Tr a n s C o r e ’s L o a d link freight matching data-

base constitutes the largest Canadian network of carriers, owner operators, freight brokers and intermediaries and has been available to Canadian subscribers since its inception in 1990. Over 13 million full loads, LTL (less than truck load) shipments and trucks are posted to the Loadlink network annually. As a result of this high volume, TransCore’s Canadian Freight Index is representative of the ups and downs in spot market freight movement

and provides a historical account of the domestic and cross border spot market freight movement. The Loadlink network provides Canadian based companies with the largest online database of available loads and trucks, unlimited access to the network and integrated services and guaranteed payment. TransCore’s freight solutions serve brokers, carriers, owner-operators and shippers in the United States and Canada with

best-in-class products. T h e c o m p a n y ’s l o a d boards or freight matching networks include Loadlink in Canada and the DAT Network in the United States. TransCore’s trailer tracking and in-cab communications solutions feature the industry’s fastest response times and state-of-the-art satellite networking. For more information contact Barbara Catlin at 972.740.7150 or email Barbara.catlin@transcore. com.


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Schneider Receives 2012 CargoNet Best in Security Award


reen Bay, Wisconsin - Schneider National, Inc., a premier provider of truckload, logistics and intermodal services, was recently recognized by CargoNet with its 2012 Best in Security Award. The inaugural award recognizes CargoNet members that have demonstrated best practices in cargo security through the use of the CargoNet program in addition to their own current security protocols. CargoNet is the cargo theft database and information-sharing division of Verisk Crime Analytics. Verisk Crime Analytics is a leading provider of crime prevention services

for retailers, manufacturers, logistics companies, equipment owners, and insurance companies and offers data and analytical support to law enforcement. The company provides a comprehensive suite of data management, analytic and theft prevention services that include prediction, mitigation, response and recovery. “Schneider’s credible reputation, the way it conducts business, and its extensive presence in the security and safety arena are highly impressive,” said Anthony Canale, General Manager, CargoNet. “The company is heavily involved in industryrelated security councils,

seminars and regulatory matters. Schneider’s dedicated cargo security team is always connected to law enforcement and is continually seeking new ways to improve security protocols to protect valued freight.” Safety and security have long been Schneider’s top priorities. For the sixth consecutive year, Schneider has reported declines in cargo theft rates. It recently announced a 40 percent decrease in 2012 full-truckload thefts and a 50 percent reduction in total value per load stolen. For a company that moves almost three million loads of freight each year, Schneider has achieved a reduction from


New Director of Research & Development


p r i n g v i l l e, A l a bama - Fontaine Heavy-Haul, the innovative leader in the lowbed and extendable trailer industry, hired Neil Robertson to be Director of Research and Development. He will report directly to Randy McGuire, President of Fontaine Heavy-Haul. “We’re delighted to have Neil on our team; with almost 30 years in the trailer industry he brings a broad depth of experience to Fontaine Heavy-Haul,” remarked McGuire. “He really understands this business from the ground up and has earned his reputation as an innovator and problem-solver,” concluded McGuire. “Beginning my career in the trailer business at 20 years of age-and holding just about every position

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you could imagine-has provided valuable insight into the problems facing customers today and the ability to focus the necessary resources on a solution.” Previously Robertson served in engineering, design, management and ownership of trailer manufacturing companies throughout the U.K. He started his own trailer business in Glasgow, Scotland before immigrating to the U.S. in 2007. He is focused on innovation and design and possesses the skills required to bring new products to market in a timely fashion. “One of the keys to success in this business is listening to customers, interpreting their wishes and delivering solutions on a tight time line,” concluded Robertson.

Fontaine Heavy-Haul is the business unit of Fontaine Trailer that is focused on supporting lowbed and extendable trailer customers. Fontaine is the largest platform trailer manufacturer in the world producing a complete line of aluminum, steel and composite trailers for the flatbed, dropdeck, heavy-haul and military markets. Manufacturing facilities are located in Jasper, Haleyville and Springville, Alabama. Fontaine is a Marmon Highway Technologies/ Berkshire Hathaway company. Marmon Highway Technologies (MHT) supports the transportation industry worldwide with a wide range of high-quality products and services. For more information visit


25 load thefts in 2006 to just eight in 2012. “Schneider’s ongoing commitment to controlling risk has led to great success over the years,” said Walt Fountain, CPP, CSP, CCSP, Director of Safety and Enterprise Security for Schneider National. “We’re always looking for new and improved security solutions,

not only for the company itself but also for shippers. From contingency planning and investment in security technology such as trailer-tracking devices to cargo security training and situational awareness for drivers, security is always at the forefront. It’s an honor to be recognized by CargoNet.” For more information

about Schneider Nat i o n a l ’s c o m m i t m e n t to freight security, visit w w w. s c h n e i d e r. c o m / truckload/security. For a case study, white paper, presentation and podcast on Freight Theft Prevention, visit Schneider National’s Knowledge Hub at KnowledgeHub/index. htm.



Government Issues Call for Tenders for New Bridge for the St. Lawrence Project


ttawa, Ontario - The Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec and Minister of Intergovern-

mental Affairs, announced that the Government of Canada has launched a call for tenders for the construction of a temporary causeway-bridge between île des Sœurs and Montreal as part of the new bridge for the St. Lawrence project.

“Building a new bridge for the St. Lawrence continues to be a priority. The project is moving forward quickly, efficiently and responsibly,” said Minister Lebel. “The temporary causeway-bridge between île des Sœurs and Montreal is an important mile-

stone in building the new bridge for the St. Lawrence.” This causeway will have three lanes in each direction, a reserved lane for transit as well as a lane for pedestrians and cyclists. It will be in place until the île des Sœurs Bridge

is permanently replaced as part of the construction of the new bridge for the St. Lawrence. The île des Sœurs Bridge is a key link between major highways in Montreal and the Champlain Bridge - an essential Canada-United States trade corridor. The objective is to open the temporary causewaybridge by 2015. “The temporary causeway-bridge between île des Sœurs and Montreal will ensure the efficient movement of traffic and goods before and during the construction of the new bridge for the St.  Lawrence,” said Minister Lebel. Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Incorporated, the corporation responsible for managing, operating and maintaining federally-owned bridges in Montreal, is leading the temporary causewaybridge project. Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) manages contractual processes for the temporary causewaybridge between île des Sœurs and Montreal. PWGSC will ensure that the procurement process is carried out in a manner that enhances access, competition and fairness and results in best value for Canadians. In addition, PWGSC’s integrity measures will be applied to ensure the Government of Canada does business

with companies that respect the law. The invitation to tender for the construction of the temporary causeway-bridge is available free of charge on, the new government electronic tendering service replacing MERX since June 1,  2013. The contract award should be announced in August 2013. On October 5, 2011, Minister Lebel announced that the Government of Canada would be building new infrastructure to replace the Champlain Bridge. This bridge is one of the busiest in Canada, with $20  billion worth of international trade crossing it every year. The Champlain Bridge is a crucial corridor for the regional economy and for Canada as a whole. The project also meets the objectives of Canada’s gateway strategies. Canada’s Economic Action Plan provides new opportunities for growth, job creation and long-term prosperity. Thanks to the Government of Canada’s leadership and strong economic and financial fundamentals, the Canadian economy has recovered from the global recession better than most other industrialized countries. Canada has been a leader among G-7 countries throughout the recovery with over 900,000 net new jobs created since July 2009.


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Transport for Christ

The Joy of Being Forgiven

By Chaplain Len Reimer


he following words are well worth considering. They are from the most read book ever written, the

Bible. Because Jesus is alive in us, His life will produce fruit for His glory. “I will be like the dew to Israel; He shall grow like the lily, and lengthen his roots like Lebanon. Grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. That you may walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing Him, being fruitful in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God. I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do

nothing. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.” (Hosea 14:5, 2 Peter 3:18, Colossians 1:10, John 15:5, Galatians 5:22 – 23) The wonder of a seed is that it only produces life after it has been planted in the ground and dies. The message of the Gospel is that life has come out of death. He died that we might live. He was buried that we might be raised to newness of life. So when

we come to Jesus Christ by faith, turning from our personal darkness of sin, and receive His grace and forgiveness, He cleanses us and comes to live within our hearts. We are born again of His Spirit. The resurrection life of Jesus Christ enters us and we are changed. He plants within us the seeds of His kingdom, and through our faith and obedience the new life begins to grow. The life of Christ is not produced by studying how Jesus lived and then trying to copy Him. It is not

a script we study and attempt to act out. His life is a real life, a whole life, a fulfilling life, a true life, a worthy life, a meaningful life... it is life lived out through us. It is His beauty that others see and it is His fragrance that others are drawn to. He is your life. He is all there is. He is that who is worth knowing and all that really matters. Lord, thank You for the good work that You have begun in me. Thank You. I am alive in You because of the life of the Holy Spirit within me. I want to rest

in Your love, and abide in Your presence. I want to grow in faith and see Your life formed in me. Feed me through Your word, and water the seeds that are planted in my heart. Make me a fruitful branch that can feed others, and that daily glorifies You. It is by His blood alone that you can be made clean. He will be your Lord and Savior, and His life will make you new on the inside. Ask Him today and start all your tomorrows with the joy of being forgiven.


The Guarantee Company of North America

Gearing Up for the Guarantee Transportation Solution


oronto, Ontario - Specialist transportation brokers and customers are looking for a fresh alternative in this niche marketplace. They recognize that we are experiencing a soft pricing environment due to the quest for topline growth, but trucking companies are asking brokers to find insurance companies that can bring more than just price to the table. The Guarantee Company of North America is making the commitment to be that company. “Over the last six months, The Guarantee has made a significant investment in creating a sustainable infrastructure to support a dedicated focus on the transportation segment,” states Angelique Magi, Vice President of Strategic Initiatives at The Guarantee. The Guarantee Transportation Solution, or GTS for short, is a blend of insurance products and integrated customer solutions being designed to meet the changing needs of the long-haul transportation carriers of tomorrow. Continues Magi, “There is a clear message, especially with this highly educated consumer group, that a change is needed. There is a tangible value in having a 44    July 2013

true specialist insurer that understands what a transportation carrier wants to achieve through their business model, and a market that can provide them with innovative tools and comprehensive support to navigate through

fast-paced changes such as telematics integration and cross border politics. We’ve put together a diverse and knowledgeable team that will evolve for the customer as their critical business needs change. Earning the busi-

ness with proven expertise and insight on the challenges professional trucking and logistics companies face will be our mandate.” GTS will be the alternative that specialist transportation brokers and customers are searching

for. “We will be working with an exclusive group of brokers throughout Canada to ensure we have a concentrated distribution force and controlled profitable growth for our new initiative” adds Magi. The intended launch date

is September 2013. For more information on The Guarantee and our full range of products and services, please visit



Delivering Oversized Loads & Pets to New Homes


elso, Washington - Bear, a 4 1/2– year-old Pekinese, traveled 4,500 miles for nine days across the western United States, British Columbia and the rugged wilderness of the Yukon Territories to be with his new family at their home in North Pole, Alaska. Bear didn’t have to make the trip alone huddled in a

to move pets like Bear from one part of the country to the other. To pay the freight for Bear and other pets like him, and to make his living, Binz hauls a variety of oversized items usually destined for the mines and oilfields in Alaska from manufacturers in the states. He hauls them in his aerodynamic Kenworth T660 to barges, which are

David Binz is a Kelso, Washington-based owner-operator who drives for Alaska West Express in his blue Kenworth T660. Binz also volunteers for Operation Roger, a Texasbased non-profit group made up of truck drivers who take rescued animals and transport them to new homes pet carrier at the back of an airplane. David Binz, a Kelso, Washington-based owner-operator who drives for Alaska West Express in his blue Kenworth T660, picked him up in Oklahoma and delivered Bear to his new home in Alaska after picking up a load in Texas. This feel-good story on Binz’s trip to Alaska was featured in a national news segment about Operation Roger airing recently on NBC’s Nightly News. “Pets are like a gift from God,” said Binz, who volunteers for Operation Roger, a Texas-based nonprofit group made up of truck drivers who take rescued animals and transport them to new homes. “There are so many good pets out there that get placed into shelters and need new homes. Shelters often find they get too many of one breed and, while there’s a demand for them in another part of the country, there’s no way to get them there. So, they have to put them down.” Enter truck drivers like Binz, who make it possible 46    July 2013

loaded at the ports in Seattle and Tacoma. The barges then travel up to Alaska pulled by tug boats. Occasionally, he delivers loads directly to Alaska via the TransCanada and Alaska highways. Binz said his 2011 Kenworth T660, equipped with a 15-liter, 550-hp Cummins ISX15 engine, 18-speed transmission and 72-inch AeroCab(R) sleeper, helps him and his wife, Patricia Hall, run a successful business called Hall-N-Binz Inc. Having a successful business makes it possible for him to spend the extra time needed to deliver pets across the United States and to Alaska, he added. “My Kenworth truck gets a little over 1 mpg better fuel economy than my previous truck,” Binz said. “That’s about a 14 to 16 percent improvement in fuel economy. I’m finding that when fuel gets to be about $4 a gallon, the fuel savings almost makes my monthly truck payment.” Binz acquired his Kenworth T660 after driving a conventional model for

several years. Immediately after he bought it, Binz said he noticed a big difference in how quiet, fuel-efficient and comfortable the T660 was compared to his previous truck. “With the comfort I get, it seems I am more relaxed and not as fatigued,” he added. “It certainly makes me more willing to volunteer since I am not as tired at the end of my driving shift. I can enjoy walking the dogs and spending time with the pets I’m transporting making them more comfortable.” Binz also volunteers to transport animals for Kindred Hearts Transport Connection, another pet rescue organization. Binz said he first learned about Kindred Hearts Transport Connection and Operation Roger during a search last year for a dog to adopt. Binz said his wife found a German wire hair pointer named Stanley

in Florida from Florida Big Dog Rescue. Stanley was about to be put to sleep because the local shelter had too many dogs from the homes of older people who died or who could no longer care for them, Binz said. Meanwhile, there was a demand for those dogs in other places around the country like Colorado and Tennessee. That’s when Binz decided to become a volunteer transporter for both pet rescue organizations. Since joining Operation Roger and Kindred Hearts Transport Connection as a volunteer in 2012, Binz has transported 12 dogs and two cats for Operation Roger and Kindred Hearts, accompanied by his 6 1/2-year-old brindle-colored Blue Healer mix dog, Izzy. Stanley usually stays at home with his wife while they’re out on the road. What’s on the horizon

Izzy, a 6 ½-year-old brindle-colored Blue Healer mix dog, and Bear, a 4 1/2–year-old Pekinese, take a look out of the driver-side window of David Binz’s Kenworth T660. for Binz? More pet locations and possibly a new truck to haul them in. Binz said he plans to buy a new Kenworth T680, equipped with a PACCAR MX-13 engine, from Papé Kenworth in Kelso. “The dogs and cats I deliver to their new homes certainly don’t care what kind of truck I drive, but I’m excited about the possibility of getting the T680

with its wider cab and even better fuel economy,” he said with a grin. For more information about Operation Roger Truckers Pet Transport or Kindred Hearts Transport, or to donate or become a volunteer transporter, visit the organizations’ web sites at or www.operationroger. com.


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Healthy Living

Name That Food - What Are We REALLY Eating?

By Brenda Ricker


nswers for last month’s “Name That Food” ingredients: 1) New York Style Bagel Chips 2) Ritz Crackers 3) Kellogg’s Special K 4) Dare Simple Pleasures Social Tea Cookies If some – like the bagel

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chips, Special K or even English muffins – seem healthy, it’s only because they are marketed to look that way. Bottom line: spend your calories on foods like fruit and vegetables, not on white flour in its many disguises. Sometimes it’s hard to know what to eat! We wonder whether the government really has our best interest at heart when regulating ingredients, additives and the labeling of products, or if they are simply caving into business pressures. For instance the wording of some labeling leads us

astray: Light/lite: Fewer calories? Not necessarily. It may simply mean that, for example, the oil was lighter color than the oil normally used. It’s calorie reduced if it says, “low calorie” or “calorie reduced.” Pure & Natural: Usually placed prominently for its proven customer appeal. In fact, there is very little legal restriction on the use of either pure or natural. “Pure & Natural” does not mean a food is additive free. Smoked flavored: Actually, “Pyroligneous Acid” but who would buy it? For that very reason, the FDA has allowed manufacturers to substitute less formidable descriptions in some cases. Be wary of foods with added flavor. Take a look at this site just to see some of the additives being placed in our foods and the consequences of their use. http://www. Are additives necessary? The Canadian government has decided that the bene-

fits outweigh the costs in this case. So now we have cheap refined carbs, oils and sugars – indicating that there are good foods and additives which provide

longer shelf life. You be the judge. Is this a benefit to our food source? I can be reached at:



First Highway Safety Award


ortland, Oregon – KOOL PAK LLC received the first place Great West Safety Award “for outstanding achievement in highway safety for Common Carrier – LTL transportation under 3 million miles”. This highway safety award was granted in April by Oregon Trucking Associations and Great West Casualty Company to KOOL PAK, a west coast-based temperaturecontrolled  LTL service provider. For companies needing a carrier to safely transport their  refrigerated shipments, safety is a

prime consideration. Companies that demonstrate exceptional highway safety standards are honored each year by the Oregon Trucking Associations (OTA). Confirming KOOL PAK’s commitment to safety, this is the eleventh OTA transportation award they’ve received since 2002. “The safety of our drivers, our trucks, and the goods we carry are paramount to our customers and our dedicated staff. We appreciate this recognition from our industry peers,” commented Steve Ness, CEO of KOOL

PAK. Each year, the OTA partners with the American Trucking Associations and Great West Casualty Company, a leading insurance provider for the trucking industry. They recognize the best carriers in several transportation categories. Patrick Kuehl, Executive Vice President of Great West, noted, “It’s always an honour for Great West Casualty to sponsor TCA’s National Fleet Safety Awards. These awards recognize some of the safest fleets in North America.”



Atlantic Truck Show

Attendance Up for the 2013 Atlantic Truck Show


oncton, New Brunswick The owners of the Atlantic Truck Show, the Atlantic Provinces Tr u c k i n g A s s o c i a t i o n (APTA) are happy to report that the 15th edition of the event exceeded all of their expectations in terms of exhibitors, content and visitor attendance. There were 12,250 visitors that streamed through the gates during the two-day event and they did not leave disappointed. This is up from attendance in 2011 and show management is extremely pleased with the results of this event. Attendees were in awe of the gleaming displays of big rigs and industry related products and services that encompassed the entire Moncton Coliseum

Complex and parking lot. The recruitment drive was a huge hit with visitors and company representatives were pleased with the enthusiasm job seekers displayed about the industry. Exhibitors were extremely pleased with the high quality traffic and reported solid sales activity and many leads to follow up on in the coming months. “The show ABSOLUTELY was a success for us. We booked 6 additional loads and are sure we will recruit at least 4-5 more drivers for East Coast work, not to mention we strengthened our truck/ trailer delivery position with our existing customers. We’re very happy with the outcome,” said Wendi L. Keller with the Drive Star Group of Companies.

Brian Donovan of Permanon Canada Limited echoed these sentiments, “Just a quick note t o l e t y ou k now how pleased we were with the quality of the decision makers who visited our booth this year at the Atlantic Truck Show. We will be back in 2015.” The leaders of the industry were well represented with impressive displays featuring the latest trucks and trucking related products on the market today. Manufacturers have raised the bar when it comes to fuel efficiency and environmentally friendly products as well as the launch of newer engines and hybrid technology which was showcased at the Atlantic Truck Show. The new Ride and Drive was well received with many buy-

ers enjoying the fact they could drive the latest big rigs and compare, in one place at one time. The APTA breakfast was well attended, as was the

charity lobster dinner and silent auction with nearly 500 attendees! Proceeds from that event benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

We now look towards 2015 and our next edition of the Atlantic Truck Show and wish all of our visitors and exhibitors continued success until then.


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The Safety Tip Adviser

Tire Blowout Safety Tips

By Alvis Violo


he summer is in full swing and the temperatures are getting hotter and hotter. You are driving along and your steering wheel starts to tremble and you hear a bang. You have just experienced a tire blowout. At the same time, your vehicle pulls to one side and all the air runs out of the tire in a very short amount of time (less than one second). If your vehicle is not going very fast, it’s not a very dangerous situation. If you are driving at a high speed and you experience a tire blowout, now you have a serious problem. It is very important that we all know what to do if we find ourselves in this predicament. At the first sign of tire trouble, grip the steering wheel firmly. Don’t slam on the brakes. Let the car slow down gradually by taking your foot off the gas pedal. Work your vehicle toward the breakdown lane or, if possible, toward an exit. If it is necessary to change lanes, signal your intentions to drivers behind and do so smoothly and carefully, watching your mirrors and the traffic around you very closely. Steer as your vehicle slows down. It is better to roll the car off the roadway (when you have slowed to 50 kilometres per hour) and into a safe place than it is to stop in traffic and risk a rear-end or side collision from other vehicles. When all four wheels are off the pavement, brake lightly and cautiously until you stop. Turn your emergency flashers 50    July 2013

on. It’s important to have the car well off the pavement and away from traffic before stopping, even if proceeding to a place of safety means rolling along slowly with the bad tire flapping. You can drive on a flat if you take it easy and avoid sudden moves. Don’t worry about damaging the tire. It is probably ruined anyway. Once off the road, put out reflective triangles behind your vehicle to alert other drivers. Keep your emergency flashers on. If you know how to change a tire, have the equipment and can do it safely without being near traffic, change the tire as you normally would. Remember that being safe must take precedence over your schedule or whatever other concerns you may have. Changing a tire with traffic whizzing past can be nerve-wracking at best and dangerous at worst. Therefore, it may be best to get professional help if you have a tire problem or other breakdown on a multi-lane highway. Raise your hood and tie something white to the radio antenna or hang it out a window so police officers or tow truck operators will know that you need help. Don’t stand behind or next to your vehicle. If possible, stand away from the vehicle and wait for help to arrive. All highways and major roads are patrolled regularly. Also, some highways have special “call-forhelp” phones. If you have a cell phone you can call right from the roadside. It is inadvisable to walk on a multi-lane highway. If you are not sure who to call, you can always call Emergency Road Services Corporation (ERS) at 1-877.377.2262. They are available 24 hours per day, 7 days a week and their staff are fully bilingual (French & English). You do not need to have an account open to get service as ERS can help

you immediately as long as you have a valid credit card available. These are the most important things to remember when dealing with a flat tire on the highway: Don’t stop in traffic. Get your vehicle completely away from the roadway before attempting to change a tire. Tackle

a tire change only if you can do so without placing yourself in danger. Finally, it is recommended that you have a qualified mechanic check your vehicle after having a flat tire to be sure there is no residual damage from the bad tire or the aftermath of the flat. It’s one of the most

frightening moments on the road. With the right techniques and knowhow, you can safely overcome a tire blowout or rapid air loss on the road. 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 877.377.2262. Please send your questions, feedback or comments about this column to



Western Report

I-5 Bridge Collapse Impacts Commerce & Trucking By Michael Howe


hen the I-5 bridge collapsed over the Skagit River in the State of Washington it not only impacted travel that day, but it also has had a significant impact on trade between Canada and the United States. Most estimates indicate that about $20 billion in freight between Canada and the United States utilizes that corridor each year. There’s little doubt that the trucking industry, both Canadian and American, has been impacted by this incident. That impact not only affects the “image” of the industry, but also has impacted the flow of traffic. A Winter 2013 Border Policy Brief by the Border Policy Research Institute at Western Washington University highlighted the relevance of the I-5 corridor. The brief was prior to the bridge collapse.

According to the document, the I-5 corridor had 2,888 trucks per day pass through in 2012. The I-5 corridor is defined as the Blaine, Lynden, and Sumas border crossings. This is the 4th busiest crossing area between the two countries. The United States depends on this corridor for trade with Canada. According to the brief, “In 2012, only 39 percent of the truck-borne goods entering the US via Washington points of entry were destined to points within Washington.” While many goods cross the border along the I-5 corridor, the vast majority of them include agricultural products, lumber, manufactured goods, among others. Again, many of those goods ultimately end up in states beyond Washington and as far as Mexico. Canadian provinces are

also reliant on the I-5 corridor for the trucking industry. Significant imports from the United States via truck include computer related machinery and parts, electrical machinery, vehicles, aircraft and aircraft parts, and some fruits and vegetables. With the amount of trade dependent upon the I-5 corridor, it is quite evident that this bridge collapse is more than a human tragedy avoided - it is an economic challenge now. The effort to fix the collapsed bridge has been quick thus far. On June 19th, less than a month after the May 23rd bridge collapse, a temporary bridge span opened to traffic. The temporary bridge allows traffic to avoid the detours which, at times, adds hours to typical travel time. It should be noted, however, that there are limitations to the temporary bridge. The speed limit

is reduced to 40 miles per hour and there are load limits for trucks. All oversized or overweight trucks will still be required to utilize the detour routes until a permanent solution is addressed. Lane sizes are slightly smaller, as are the shoulders. But, most “normal” truck traffic will be able to use the temporary span. A plan is in place, with contractors already selected, to construct the

permanent bridge. According to the Washington State Department of Transportation, “WSDOT has announced that Max J. Kuney Construction of Spokane has been awarded the $6.87 million contract to build the permanent fix for the bridge. That contractor is anticipated to begin work this week and have the finished section ready for installation after the Labor Day weekend and before October 1. In-

stallation of the new span will require another full closure of I-5.” Every construction project has an impact on the trucking industry, but major projects like this demonstrate the importance and role of trucking in trade for both Canada and the United States. Follow Mike on Twitter @TruckingDC. Like Mike on Facebook at www. PoliticsMore.


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The Complacency Coach

Company Culture is the Real Focus of an Interview

By Bruce Outridge


teach many new students from different training schools about the transportation industry and the importance of selecting which carriers to work for. The question I get asked the most is which carrier is a good one? When I explain that many of them are good employers, the students get a blank stare showing they don’t understand what I mean. These learners are hoping I will tell them which carrier to sign on with. The problem is that I can’t do that. Choosing a

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carrier is a personal choice. I can only inform as to what to look for in a carrier. The rest is up to the applicant, and this is where a little homework comes in. A lot of carrier information can be learned from company websites or asking for a payment package from the recruiter, but many times students don’t do their homework. If you’re an owner/operator you should have a short list of carriers and have already evaluated the different aspects of the pay package, fuel surcharges, and so forth. If you haven’t done that step then you’re not ready for an interview. If you’re a driver you should know where the company runs, the type of equipment they have, and the reputation they have in the industry. If you are smart you will be looking up each carrier to learn about their safety record and driver pool. So if you know all of this information ahead of time, then what is the interview process for?

We have all heard that if you do a study on carriers within a certain service type you will find that they all pay roughly the same and run the same routes and areas. So what do most recruiters get in an interview process? They get questions like: Where do you run? How many miles can I expect to run? How long will I be gone? Most of this general information can be attained with a phone call, website search, or pay package. So what should you ask about in an interview? Look at company culture instead of routes. Discover the company philosophy, the involvement of the management team in daily operations, and available incentives that keep employees happy. If there are problems, what kind of support do you get? How much experience do the dispatchers and other management staff have in the industry? I have been to workplaces where members

of the management team came from other industries. They may have had the qualifications for their job, but not the experience in this sector. That can make a big difference in how a company is run and the morale between team members. On that note,

try to assess the morale of the company. Do people get along or is everyone fighting all the time? I have worked in both environments, and trust me, you want to work with people who get along. Use the interview to confirm facts, but assessing

company culture should be the priority. Br u ce Ou tr idge is a transportation consultant and author of the books Running By The Mile, and Driven to Drive. For more information please visit his website at www.outrtidge. ca.



DEF at Pump in More Lanes & Locations


ilot Flying J is on track to offer diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) at the pump at nearly every diesel lane at the company’s travel centers and travel plazas across the U.S. by October. In March, Pilot Flying J announced that the company’s network of DEF at the pump had reached 3,000 lanes nationwide. Moving toward the goal of offering the convenience of DEF at the pump at a vast majority of all diesel lanes by fall of this year, the availability has increased to 3,407 lanes across 404 store locations. “If we can find a way to save drivers time and hassle, it is well worth the investment,” said Pilot Flying J CEO Jimmy Haslam, whose company has spent $165 million to date in expanding its network of DEF at the pump. “Professional

drivers keep this country moving, and it’s our job to give them the tools they need to refuel quickly and get back on the road. This is a direct investment in making life better for America’s drivers. Pilot Flying J first started offering DEF at the pump in 2009 and was the first retailer to do so. The company now offers more than twice as many lanes with DEF at the pump than its closest competitor. A full list of locations with DEF at the pump is available at “The Pilot Flying J family

of employees is really excited about offering this convenience to drivers whenever they stop at one of our stores,” Haslam said. “For drivers who are taking a break, we invite them to come inside and enjoy our remodeled showers, our expanding network of renovated drivers’ lounges, and our food and beverage selection. We’ve got premium coffee, hot breakfasts, hearty soups, fresh salads and sandwiches - something to hit the spot for any appetite. DEF is a nontoxic solution used in vehicles with Se-

lective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) systems to reduce levels of NOx emissions. Diesel engines purchased after Jan. 1, 2010, require the use of DEF in vehicles using SCR technology to reduce emissions and meet the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) 2010 tailpipe standards. DEF at the pump allows drivers to dispense the fluid conveniently from the fuel island into the DEF tank of their truck or vehicle. In addition to the convenience of DEF at the pump, all Pilot Flying J locations sell DEF in one-gallon and 2.5-gallon

containers. By October, all but seven locations within the Pilot Flying J network of more than 650 travel centers and travel plazas nationwide will offer DEF at the pump. The locations that will not be able to offer DEF at the pump due to size restrictions are: Pilot Travel Center in Okeechobee, Florida, off the Florida Turnpike at exit 193 Pilot Travel Center in Cocoa, Florida, off Interstate 95 at exit 201 Pilot Travel Center in Smyrna, Georgia, off Inter-

state 285 at exit 16 Pilot Travel Center in Augusta, Georgia, off Interstate 20 at exit 194 Pilot Travel Center in Perryville, Maryland, off Interstate 95 and Maryland Route 222 at exit 93 Pilot Travel Center in Troutville, Virginia, off Interstate 81 at exit 150A or B Flying J Travel Plaza in Frazier Park, California, off Interstate 5 at exit 205 For more information about Pilot Flying J and to check which locations offer DEF at the pump, visit www.


Canada Cartage

Direct2Home Wins BC Contract


oronto, Ontario Canada Cartage announces ser-

vice expansion in British Columbia with a new home delivery contract.

On June 2nd, Canada Cartage expanded their service offering with one of their clients to include an additional 26 stores in the western region, from 126 to 152 stores, a significant 21% increase. Canada Cartage provides outsourced fleet s e r v i c e s f or s t ore - t ocustomer home delivery of products such as lumber, shingles, windows, and other home renovation products. Trucks and drivers carry the familiar colours of their client, but are provided and managed by Canada Cartage. As the customer’s sup-

ply chain needs changed, they were looking to consolidate their home delivery service from several suppliers into one channel. Canada Cartage’s size, professionalism, willingness to acquire personnel and fleet along with their breadth of experience, made them the preferred supplier. “We are delighted to expand our long term partnership with one of our major clients as they increase their home delivery service offering to their customers,” said Paul Dunn, Vice President of Direct2Home. “Our focus for

the first few months is managing their crucially important peak season with a complement of experienced drivers and expanding fleet. After that, we will look at improving existing processes to ensure we are operating at optimum efficiency.” “There are a lot of synergies between our two companies and with this expansion we further solidify a mutually beneficial long term partnership” he added. For more information, visit or see Canada Cartage’s LinkedIn profile.


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From the

Driver’s Seat By: Carl McBride carl@



f all my years involved in the trucking industry I have always known how much truckers enjoy motor racing, be it truck racing, car racing, drag racing or motorcycle racing. So instead of the usual question of the month, I thought it was time for a little change of pace. The question of the month is: “What are your views about NASCAR racing and would you attend a NASCAR Canadian Tire Series race held at a race track near your home town?”

R i c h a r d L aw s o n drives for Laidlaw Transport based in Woodstock, Ontario: “NASCAR racing in Canada, I think that would be a great idea. Do you know when it would be starting and where would they be racing? If they are already here, why have we as truck drivers not heard about them?”

Rob Plagner drives for ATS Transport based in Cornwall, Ontario: “NASCAR Canadian Tire Series racing in Canada is a great idea. As soon as I can find out more information on when they race in Three Rivers, Quebec, my whole family and I will be attending. We all love car racing.”

Mike Davis drives for Coleson Freight Line based in Grand Bend, Ontario: “NASCAR Canadian Tire Series car racing is a great idea. Unfortunately it is not for me. When I am not driving, I build custom motorcycles. Whenever I get a chance I will attend a motorcycle race or drag race.”

Rick Ouimet drives for Ontario Pride Eggs Inc. in Cornwall, Ontario: “My wife, kids and I love good car racing. When I find out more about the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series racing, we will go as a family to Mirabel or Saint-Eustache, Quebec. My kids will enjoy seeing NASCAR racing live.” To learn more about NASCAR Canadian Tire Series Racing, go to www. and click on Canadian Tire Series. Contact me with at any questions or comments at


#62 July  

Western Trucking News, Issue 62, July 2013

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Western Trucking News, Issue 62, July 2013