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September 2013

Issue 64

— Serving Manitoba to BC, Yukon & NWT —

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Navigation & Freight Management Software By Marek Krasuski


reight software has harnessed the power of web technology to bring efficiency to operators in the transportation industry. It eases day to day operations, streamlines information exchange, and monitors location and progress of deliveries. Software forms a part of logistics management and should be integral to operations. Despite the many benefits of freight management software, there has been reluctance toward widespread acceptance. Observers say that many companies tend to operate in traditional ways and have grown comfortable working with outdated systems. Moreover, smaller companies - the majority in the industry - wrestle with affordability issues, thinking that software programs are beyond their financial reach. That may have been the case several years ago when a management package could cost from $50,000 to $100,000, but some say leasing plans with monthly rates of several hundred dollars have made accessibility possible for virtually any operator, opening the possibility of yielding substantial benefits. Others, though, are more cautious in their assessment. Mark Bowie represents ProMiles Canada Inc., provider Theme, page 4 >>

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our team

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Barb Woodward President & Account Executive

New Products & Services

Halina Mikicki Administration

Rick Woodward Distribution Manager

Carl McBride Chris Charles Art Director & MIS Account Executive

Marek Krasuski Editor in Chief


Tires & Wheels


A Drive Back in Time


Products & Services Directory


Traction-TruckPro Directory


Truck Stop Directory


Section Française



September 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 Copyright © 2011 Woodward Publishing Inc. All rights reserved. Publication Agreement: No. #40806005

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Navigation & Freight Management Software

Wide Availability of Freight Management Solutions Determined by Cost & Capacity Theme from Page 1 >>

of mileage and mapping software for the transportation industry. The company says its fuel management program can save customers thousands of dollars annually through fuel purchase optimization combined with trip planning. “Cost is the biggest hurdle for smaller fleets since most of the well known systems come with a substantial price tag,” he said. “The high price relates to the significant expenditure on software development to ensure that the system is capable of meeting the needs of large fleets, which are not always the same. Tracking maintenance on a dozen vehicles just isn’t the same task as tracking several hundred tractors and potentially thousands of trailers, which can be of widely varied models,” he observed. Bowie adds that wide cost variables are due to the functionality of transportation management systems. “Adding to the confusion is a fairly nondescript definition of what a TMS actually is. There are providers out there promoting TMS (freight management) solutions for a few hundred dollars and others that cost tens of thousands without a lot of immediate points of comparison

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available. In reality, there appears to be an active need for all of these, dependent on the features needed by the client.” Adoption of freight management software alongside other technologies has, in fact, led to significant savings. The North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE) this year released a study showing that fleets which have adopted technologies such as software systems, speed limiters, and driver training were ramping up fuel savings of $5,700 per truck up year, up from $4,400 in 2010. The study, which looked at 60 technologies and practices over the last 10 years, also noted an increased adoption rate of products and services from 31 percent in 2003 to more than 50 percent in 2012. Software management sceptics may initially have had good reason to deride the professed benefits of programs. Earlier models had limitations such as the siloing of information where separate programs performed separate functions with few integrating capabilities. But today’s software packages provide multiple modules linking all logistical operations. Chief among them are dispatch modules that efficiently direct incoming and outgoing traffic,

thereby improving control and visibility of operations. The dispatch function allows trucks to be monitored, in real time, for their location, load status, availability. Dispatchers can efficiently expedite deliveries by matching the nearest available truck to a pick-up location and send the information to the driver’s onboard computing system or handheld device. Key delivery details transmitted electronically also eliminate the time wasted on potentially dangerous cell conversations. Tracking modules support dispatch capabilities and keep customers informed about the status of their deliveries. By entering an identification number relating to the shipment, shippers can determine the exact location of their delivery through accessing a web portal which also provides document retrieval, custom reports and order details. Software programs can be tailored to specific customer applications. Carriers specializing in perishable and refrigerated foods, for example, can obtain functions that require drivers to comply with specific procedures in the handling of reefer units. Programming checks and balances into

mobile devices require that drivers comply with step by step tasks in the loading and unloading of merchandise. Software functions remind the driver to probe food before loading to ensure accurate temperature. Failure to do so will prevent the driver from continuing the trip until the required data has been entered into the system. Rating Systems have become integral to transportation management by determining in short order how much to charge a customer to move merchandise. Rating programs free staff from the cumbersome process of calculating freight charges by referencing manuals. These methods are more likely to be inaccurate as well, prompting disputes between shippers and carriers and leading to lost revenues. Rating functions can calculate fees based on size and weight of cargo as well as costs per mile and defined fees between cities. Common to freight management systems are cross-docking modules that monitor freight shipments. These modules consolidate and route shipments through several terminal locations. Cargo status can be monitored and all information fed directly to the company.

Cross Dock functions provide a high degree of process control and keep customers abreast of their shipment’s status. No freight management software would be complete without a navigation system to assist in tracking the scheduled maintenance of vehicles, reducing fuel costs, optimizing scheduling and routing, and monitoring drop off and pick up times. Fleet tracking capabilities locate trucks with pinpoint accuracy while providing a multitude of reporting functions to improve profitability. Navigation for truckers includes maps and live traffic updates on the latest road information. Many of these products incorporate both satellite and cellular technology for transmission of information. The satellite identifies the location and movement of GPSequipped vehicles with information transmitted through a cellular network of towers. To assist with optimizing operations, some companies, like CelluTrak, a provider of both telematics information retrieval systems and anti-theft technology, offer a driver behaviour module which monitors information such as: the number of times the brakes have been engaged, the speed at which

the vehicle travels, the rate of sharp turns during a shift, idle times, ignition on/off frequency, and the entry and re-entry into a particular zone. Over a period of time, data can then be analyzed to assess driver behaviour and performance and introduce changes where necessary. Critical business activities ranging from dispatch, cross dock and rating, to invoicing, accounting management and navigation are streamlined through the effective automation of business practices that deliver optimal control over the entire shipping and monitoring process. Choosing the best solution is best determined by capacity and level of need. Observes ProMiles’ Mark Bowie: “The best solution for most clients will be a system that is scalable to their needs, both currently and farther down the road. Load tracking may not be a current need, but almost assuredly will be required of most within 5 years. Parts inventory may not be an issue today, but what about when the fleet doubles or triples in size. Carrying parts inventory for equipment no longer in a fleet can be costly. The modular approach of many systems allows clients to have their solution grow as they do.


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Industry Asked to Rank Top Concerns


rlington, Virginia - The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI), the trucking industry’s notfor-profit research organization, has launched the 2013 Top Industry Issues Survey. The annual survey, commissioned by the American Trucking Associations (ATA), asks trucking industry stakeholders to rank the top issues of concern for the industry along with appropriate strategies for addressing each issue. The survey is in its 9th year and participation by trucking stakeholders has grown each year. “In complex times like this it is critical that we do our part to help ensure a thriving future for the trucking industry,” said ATA Chairman Mike

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Card, President, Combined Transport, Inc. “With your participation, we can speak with a collective industry voice on what’s most important to us.” The results of the 2013 survey will be released at the ATA Annual Management Conference and Exhibition, to be held October 19-22, 2013 at the Orlando World Center Marriott in Orlando, Florida. Industry stakeholders are encouraged to complete the survey online. ATRI is the trucking industry’s 501(c)(3) notfor-profit research organization. It is engaged in critical research relating to freight transportation’s essential role in maintaining a safe, secure and efficient transportation system.


Improve Accounts Receivable to Increase Cash Flow By Bruce Sayer


hat’s the one simple rule about accounts receivable? The longer you allow an invoice to be left unpaid, the less likely that you’ll collect the money. What are accounts receivable? Once a job is completed and you issue an invoice, revenue gets posted to your income statement. Since no cash

has actually passed hands, at the same time, an accounts receivable entry is created to record the amount of cash owed to you. If too much money ends up sitting in accounts receivable, it becomes like a logjam for your business’s flow of cash. Allow those receivables to remain outstanding for too long and the amounts eventually become uncollectible and

must be written off as bad debt. Don’t let your customers get in the habit of paying you late. If you do, your accounts receivable can become your worst cash flow nightmare. Regularly review your accounts receivable aging report. All accounting systems include an AR aging report. A typical AR report lists the customer name with outstanding

AR balances (unpaid invoices and how much time invoices have been outstanding. The report usually itemizes accounts receivable totals by how long they’ve been outstanding. For example, if your payment terms were 30 days, it would show receivables that are “current”, over 30 days, over 60 days, over 90 days, etc. Where does the lion’s

share of your receivables sit? If they’re not in the “current” section, it’s time to create a plan that will get them there. Follow up quickly & professionally You have every right to expect to be paid on time. Don’t be afraid to contact a customer who has passed the due date for paying their invoice and be sure to do it quickly. Remember, the sooner you go after an overdue account, the greater the chance that you’ll collect it. When you approach customers about collections, do it professionally, firmly and without emotion. If that’s something that’s difficult for you, give the job to someone who’s better suited. A factoring company, such as Accutrac Capital, will not only advance you funds but also manage your account receivables in a friendly, professional and effective manner. You get the benefit of immediate payment of invoices without all the hassle of dealing with

collections. They manage invoices, follow up with customers and help you manage credit extended. Choose nonrecourse factoring & eliminate bad debt Non-recourse factoring is a form of alternative financing that eliminates bad debt. That’s because the factoring company assumes the full risk if your creditworthy customer doesn’t pay. What are bad debt and accounts receivable management currently costing your Canadian trucking business? Non-recourse factoring is an alternative financing solution that takes away the headache and hassle. It provides immediate cash to grow your transportation business and keep your trucks rolling… so you don’t have to worry if and when your customer will pay. For more information about non-recourse factoring to eliminate bad debt or recourse factoring to improve your cash flow, visit


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ASERT Provides Emergency Response Training Vital to Sectors of Commercial Transportation By Marek Krasuski


he increasing amount of dangerous goods traveling this nation’s roadways and railways calls for greater emergency response training, says John Paddon, program coordinator and instructor for the ASERT Training Program, originally developed in 2001 by individuals in the petroleum industry. ASERT has since been acquired by the Sudbury-based No rthern Academy of Transportation Training (NATT), a full service training center and consulting service. Paddon brings a wealth of experience as principal in the delivery of ASERT on behalf of NATT. He has been an emergency

responder for a large Ontario corporation and has for years served as emergency response instructor, training firefighters and others involved in the field. A S E RT i s e s p e c i a l l y relevant for businesses in the transportation industry involved with the handling, storing and hauling of liquefied petroleum, chemicals and natural gas. Indeed, the Canadian Petroleum Products Institute (CPPI) regulates the safe handling of petroleum products and requires personnel dealing with such products to renew certification every three years, though plans are underway to reduce recertification periods to two years.

ASERT also includes a course on the proper handling of fire extinguishers, particularly relevant for carriers involved with the transportation of dangerous goods such as batteries or any products that fall under the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act (1992). In addition, Paddon is also expanding the program to include a module to train full time and volunteer firefighters in dealing with petroleum spills. ASERT training can be completed in one eight hour session; four hours of classroom instruction in the morning and another four hours of practical training for spill response incidents and fire extinguisher use. Fire

extinguisher training includes dousing a live fire under controlled conditions. While appropriate for learners working with dangerous goods, the training is also applicable to office personnel who may have no knowledge in operating fire extinguishers. “We give each individual the chance to operate an extinguisher on small fires and to get a feel for how it actually works and the results it produces,” he said. Upon successful completion of a written exam following training, a certificate is issued and the exam passed onto the employer. “These graduates are referred to as incident commanders, available to assist with spills until additional

Business Insurance Matters

Where Did Insurance Start? By Linda Colgan


aily we interact with the purchase of insurance to protect our cars, houses, boats and businesses, as well as our lives. Given its indispensible role today it’s hard to fathom that many years ago no one had insurance. Day-to-day life carried on without the protection afforded by insurance programs. Imagine if we didn’t have insurance to safeguard our possessions and our lives. The risks, indeed, are too grave to contemplate. Have you ever wondered where insurance started, who started it, and how it blossomed into the industry it is to d ay ? T h an k s t o t he world of technology and access to the worldwide web that it provides, we are lucky enough to trace 8    September 2013

the industry back to its beginnings. It all started in a coffee house (no, it was not Tim Horton’s!) 325 years ago. Many international disasters have been insured through Lloyds. The facts and history of insurance are captured on the Lloyds website: “The sinking of the Titanic brought the first ever claim for a car damaged in a collision with an iceberg. William Ernest Carter survived and claimed $5,000 for his 25 horsepower Renault that went down with the ship.” View the w ebs i te f o r L l o y ds o f London ~ www.lloyds. com. It’s a great journey into history. Linda Colgan has been an Insurance Broker in the transportation industry since 1986 and currently is a Transportation Insurance Advisor

with JDIMI. To contact Linda, call 416.809.3103

or email lindac@jdimi. com.


support services are on site to relieve them of that responsibility,” Paddon explained. As regulations continue to tighten around spills of petroleum products and concern for their environmental impact grows, Paddon expects more companies will undergo emergency response training. Indeed, recent events such as the Lac-Megantic train derailment in Quebec draw particular attention to the hazards Canadians face with potentially dangerous products hauled through towns and cities along the nation’s roads and railways. An increase, too, in third-party accidents in which cars collide with tankers also heightens risk, Paddon says. In an atmosphere of growing vigilance around safety, companies with certified personnel in emergency response training are also looked upon favourably both by insurance companies and

regulatory bodies which conduct company audits. Emergency response training for the petroleum industry is typically available during the spring and fall in major cities. Training for smaller groups is available at workplace sites in communities throughout the province, where numbers warrant. John Paddon has thus far provided training in northern and central Ontario, and courses are booked until mid October. T h e A S E RT Tr a i n i n g Program aligns with the N o r t h e r n A c a d e m y ’s (NATT) corporate mission to evolve into a full service training center which today includes a unique confined space t r a i n i n g s i m u l a t o r, a range of consulting services, and an expanded selection of safety training courses, which now includes ASERT. For more information, contact, or call 800.719.9334.


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Keeping Your Vehicles Clean

New Rules for Washing Trucks – Part I

By Jack Jackson


s with all things in the world there are new ideas and thoughts on how to improve old methods that will yield benefits for human beings, animals and the environment. Washing vehicles can be seen in the same way by following new, simple rules for a better wash experience and image, while improving safety and working in an environmentally conscious way. We h a v e d r a f t e d 1 8 Rules, 9 of which we will share this month to help understand better ways to wash your trucks. Rule Number One is to use less water. Given today’s cost of water and sewer discharge fees, less water reduces overall costs. Washing systems are available today that use less than 5 gallons of water per minute to wash a truck. Consistent with Rule Number One is Rule Two, namely, to use less soap along with less water. Using a soft touch method (brushes) uses less water as the wiping does the cleaning. Today’s brush technology, with proper soap application, will not harm vehicles, and brushes will last between 15,000 and 40,000 washes. Key to Rule Three is the proper application of chemicals for optimal wash results. Mistakenly, most people like to apply excessive volumes of soap and suds on a

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vehicle to make it look washed. This just takes more effort and water to remove and can leave a residue that dulls paint and graphics. In keeping with the spirit that less is more, Rule Number Four advocates for less labour. The less you rely on human beings to wash the vehicle manually, the more consistent and reliable your washing will be. A labour cost analysis usually produces shocking results as to just how much the cost per wash really is. In contrast to manual methods, a semi-automated system will wash a truck in less than 5 minutes. Rule Number Five calls for fewer buildings and less land. Automated systems allow for land and buildings, namely service bays, that can be utilized for washing and then reverted back to repairing trucks within minutes. Rule Six focuses on versatility. The more versatile the machine, the more versatile you can be with your staff. Drivers and mechanics can easily wash without getting wet. When applied, Rule Seven consumes less waste and less power. Recycling systems emit “zero discharge” to save y o u w a ter a n d s ew er costs. Automated systems can run on as low as 15 amps. Rule Number Eight, less cost, translates into less water, less electricity, fewer chemicals and less labor. Rule Nine provides for more efficiency. Ongoing technologies in automated systems will monitor water usage, chemical usage and wash times to clearly demonstrate and understand cost per wash. Using any combination of these rules will save you money, time and related costs. Next month we will explore the next 9 new rules

of washing. Jack Jackson is President of Awash Systems Corp. Email: or call 800.265.7405. Visit our w e b s i t e w w w. aw a s h North America’s leader in Fleet Washing Solutions.


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Cross Border Services

Experience the Drug World in Canada Today

By Dawn Truell


usually write articles regarding illegal drug smuggling and other acts of terrorism. While it’s one thing to have the knowledge to share these numerous daily incidents, recently I had the opportunity to see for real, in front of my face, the absolutely horrifying effects these disgusting drug smugglers have on our people and our communities. When you see it for yourself it’s just absolutely jaw dropping.

While we all know that somewhere out there every minute of every day there is someone taking an illegal drug, you have to see it with your own eyes to truly grasp the horrible effects. While on a vacation with my daughter recently, we drove through the streets of Vancouver. The route along the main thoroughfare from the Trans Canada Highway leads to the “beautiful” downtown where I began to experience for myself the drug world. There are people literally shooting up heroin in the street while lying atop garbage bags with all of their belongings in them. This is home for many of them. They call this area Hastings Street, the poorest place in Canada. These wayward, lost-ondrugs citizens of our own country have become pathetic souls lost to our drug lords. As we walked


Meritor Earns PACCAR Quality Achievement Award for Superior Parts


roy, Michigan – Meritor, Inc. (NYSE: MTOR) earned its fourth consecutive Quality Achievement Award from PACCAR, Inc. The award is one of the industry’s most demanding for parts and component quality and recognizes suppliers that have achieved a defect rate of 50 parts per million (PPM) or less during 2012. Four Meritor manufacturing facilities received PACCAR’s 2012 Quality Achievement Award: Forest City, North Carolina; Cienega, Mexico; Frankfort, Kentucky; and Sisamex, the company’s joint venture with Quimmco in Monterrey, Mexico. “Earning this award 12    September 2013

for several years at multiple manufacturing sites underscores our deep commitment to providing customers with the highest-quality components in the industry,” said Wayne Watson, General Manager, Commercial Vehicle Systems Operations, North America, Meritor. “Drivers can be confident in the reliability and performance of Meritor parts.” Meritor supplies axles, braking systems and other drivetrain components for PACCAR’s Kenworth, Peterbilt and DAF commercial trucks. For important information, visit the company’s website at meritor. com.


by they begged from strangers for money that we know all too well is going to buy their next “hit” of the drug of their choice, or the one that is readily available at that moment. What drugs are available, you may ask? Heroin, crack, cocaine, marijuana, crystal methamphetamine, Khat, and dubious amounts of home cooked narcotics. As we drove by this area we witnessed people literally walking sideways, falling down, kneeling into the street and picking through garbage cans to find what little food may be in there. Because they have no money they scrounge for their food, sleep on garbage bags, and ingest their drugs right in the open. I witnessed a woman who randomly picked a stranger’s hat up off of the sidewalk and placed it on her head. This shocked my daughter and I more than

you can imagine. Who knew that this could go on right before our eyes! The saddest part for this writer is that theses hapless souls are getting their drug supply from the tremendous amount of drugs that are being trafficked into Canada from Mexico, Somalia, Asia, Columbia, U.S.A., the Middle East, China, Russia and, as sad

as it is to report, also from Europe. We need to put into action stronger border initiatives to keep these drugs from hitting our Canadian streets. For me, reporting about the extremely high frequency of contraband smuggling, human trafficking and acts of terrorism have brought this type of reporting to a whole

new level. Seeing is believing! For information regarding anti smuggling, anti human trafficking and anti terrorism initiatives such a s P I P, FA S T, C - T PAT, please contact Dawn Truell of Cross Border Services 905.973.9136, dawntruell@,


Gaz Métro Transport Solutions & La Coop fédérée

Multi-Energy Service Stations Offering LNG


ontreal, Quebec – Gaz Métro Transport Solutions, LP (GMTS) and La Coop fédérée, two Quebec companies, are proud to announce that a partnership agreement has been signed to launch an innovative concept: multienergy service stations. These will be the first public stations in eastern Canada to offer liquefied natural gas (LNG) as fuel. In addition to LNG, and compressed natural gas (CNG) in some cases, the stations will distribute diesel, gasoline, propane and biofuel, and make electric terminals available to users. This partnership is part of the Blue Road, which will deploy a network of public LNG fuelling stations for the heavy transportation industry on the corridor of highways 20 and 401. Five public service stations should be built before the end of 2015 in Quebec and Ontario. The first station

is set to be built in the fall of 2013. “We are very proud to be associating with La Coop fédérée, a large Quebec cooperative company whose expertise complements our own, to deploy this forward-thinking concept. The network of public stations on the Blue Road marks a significant milestone in merchandise transportation by providing access to natural gas as a fuel source. Transporters will be able to benefit from the significant economic and environmental advantages that natural gas offers when used to replace diesel,” noted Luc Génier, Chairman of the Board of GMTS. “Through our Énergies Sonic sector and our Sonic banner, we are already well established in Quebec, with 185 service stations; we are thrilled to further pursue our growth with this partnership. We are also proud to offer

alternatives to traditional fuel, and the energy sources at these stations will evolve to adapt to new energy sources. The stations, which may also include convenience stores, restaurants, washrooms and free Wi-Fi (where available), will become rest areas for all motorists and transporters using the Blue Road,” stated Claude Lafleur, Chief Executive Officer of La Coop fédérée. Expected deployment of the “Blue Road” Introduced by GMTS and launched in 2011, the Blue Road is the first LNG merchandise transportation corridor in Canada on highways 20 and 401, between Rivière-du-Loup and Toronto. Each week, some 48,000 heavy-duty vehicles travel on this road segment. The Blue Road currently includes three private fuelling stations on properties owned by Transport Robert 1973 Ltd. In total, GMTS expects there will be more than

eight private and public stations along the Blue Road by the end of 2015. Economic and environmental advantages of natural gas: The transportation sector is the largest emitter of greenhouse gases (GHG) in Quebec, with 42.5% of the province’s total emissions in 2010. With its heavy-duty diesel vehicles, merchandise road transportation contributes to more than a third of these emissions. In that respect, natural gas, which emits up to 25% less GHG than diesel, is the preferred alternative. Furthermore, fuel is one of the highest budgetary items in the transportation industry, and natural gas can be up to 40% more economical than diesel. By using natural gas as fuel, companies can reduce not only their environmental footprint, but also their operating costs. Gaz Métro Transport

Solutions (GMTS) is an indirect subsidiary of Gaz Métro. GMTS was created to encourage the transportation industry to switch to natural gas, the only available alternative to diesel. GMTS is committed to developing a market in Quebec for compressed and liquefied natural gas as a source of fuel. Natural gas is a more economical choice and generates less greenhouse gas emissions than diesel. It therefore has enormous potential for the transportation industry from a commercial standpoint. For more information, contact Gaz Métro, Estelle Lacroix, Senior Advisor, Public Affairs by Tel: 514.598.3449. Founded in 1922, La Coop fédérée is the largest agri-food enterprise in Quebec and ranks amongst the 100 largest co-operatives and mutual societies in the world, across all sectors. It is owned by over 100,000

members grouped into 102 cooperatives located in several Canadian provinces. La Coop fédérée is present throughout the agri-food chain and, as well as being a wholesaler, it also provides agricultural producers with all the goods and services they require for their farming operations. The network has five brands: Elite and La Coop (animal and crop production, grain marketing), Unimat (hardware and farm machinery), Sonic (energy) and Olymel (meat processing). La Coop fédérée employs over 9,500 people with sales totalling over $5 billion. Including its affiliated network, La Coop fédérée employs almost 15,500 people with sales of $7.8 billion. and Contact La Coop Fédérée, M a r i e - H é l è n e C l i c h e, Team Manager, Com munications, Donations and Sponsorships by Tel : 514.347.5939.


Drivewyze & NORPASS

Special Bypass Offer for NORPASS Users


urlingame, California – Truck operators and fleets using the NORPASS weigh station screening service in seven states and two provinces can soon add mobile-based weigh station bypass opportunities in 15 more states following the announcement of a partnership reached between Drivewyze and NORPASS. The partnership between Drivewyze, the leading mobile-based inspection site bypass service, and NORPASS, the North American Preclearance and Safety System, also includes a special offer for NORPASS users who sign up for the Drivewyze PreClear weigh station bypass service. Any NORPASS user can sign up and receive 60 days of free Drivewyze PreClear

bypass, plus an additional 50 percent discount for the next two months. The Drivewyze PreClear regular price starts at $7.99 per vehicle per month for a single state and $12.99 per vehicle per month for multi-state plans. NORPASS members can sign up at to take advantage of the special offer, which expires on December 31, 2014. The special offer will allow NORPASS users to access Drivewyze services on a variety of supported mobile tablets and smartphones. It is available to any NORPASS member or user for new Drivewyze PreClear subscriptions. Drivewyze PreClear currently serves 16 states and 225 inspection sites across the United States, with more added each month.

Drivewyze PreClear complements the NORPASS service, which is available in seven states, along with British Columbia and Quebec. The Drivewyze PreClear and NORPASS combination extends the number of potential inspection site bypasses a trucker may receive on any given trip. Drivewyze CEO Brian Heath said he’s delighted to partner with NORPASS. “The NORPASS membership already knows the enormous ROI benefits of bypass,” Heath said. “It is estimated fleets save around $9 with every bypass opportunity. This partnership allows NORPASS members to enjoy bypass in even more states as well as a special, introductory discount.” Drivewyze PreClear adds transponder-like function-

ality to mobile tablets and smartphones. Drivewyze provides truck operators and local and long-haul carriers with bypass opportunities at both fixed stations and roadside mobile inspection sites. Drivewyze PreClear offers simple visual and audible instructions for drivers to either bypass weigh stations and inspection sites, or to safely pull-in. It is both safe and easy to use, with assured privacy and data protection, meeting both federal and state distracted driving laws. NORPASS President Myron Rau is excited to introduce the breakthrough Drivewyze PreClear bypass service to the NORPASS membership base. “Mobile-based bypass is enormously convenient – whether drivers are using in-cab tablets or

smartphones,” Rau said. “Drivewyze PreClear will extend the number of bypass opportunities NORPASS members may enjoy. This helps our members save even more money on fuel and other expenses related to pull-ins--not to mention saving drivers’ time.” Drivewyze PreClear currently serves Arkansas, Connecticut, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Mississippi, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia and West Virginia. More states will be added in the coming months. NORPASS serves members in Alaska, Connecticut, Idaho, New York, Oregon, South Dakota, Washington, British Columbia and Quebec.

Drivewyze(TM) Inc. is an innovative technology service provider to the transportation industry. Drivewyze was founded in 2010 as a subsidiary of Intelligent Imaging Systems Inc., a provider of industry-leading road safety equipment and software services. For more information, visit or call 888.988.1590. The North American Preclearance and Safety System, or NORPASS, is a partnership of state and provincial agencies and trucking industry representatives who are committed to promoting safe and efficient trucking throughout North America. For more information, visit the NORPASS web site at www.norpass. net/.


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Making Your Miles Count

Nearly 100% Turnover: Both a Problem and a Solution

By Robert D. Scheper


or those who have been watching the industry turnover trends, I assume you are as baffled as I am that the industry can actually survive with annual numbers such as 70, 80, or 95+ percent. That means the average trucking company hires almost one new driver for every driver employed. Obviously, not every driver switches every year. A certain percentage of drivers will stay for one or many years. Numerically, this means many of the “new hires” don’t stay the entire year. If 50% of all the drivers are there the whole year that means the other 50% would have to stay no longer than 6 months. If 80% of the drivers stay the whole year that means 20% of the drivers can’t stay longer than 2.4 months. The alternatives are infinite but the conclusion is the same. One hundred percent turnover means paperwork, paperwork, paperwork - expenses, expenses, expenses.

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Then the question is: How did they leave? Did they leave on good terms - two weeks notice, truck parked nicely against the fence, undamaged, load delivered, paperwork completed? The higher the turnover rate, the less chances professional courtesy was extended. These numbers cost trucking companies money! The costs are borne by the company and the drop in potential profits means less potential benefits for those who stay. Turnover is everyone’s business. But turnover is all a part of supply and demand, an integral part of the free market system. Without turnover the industry would treat drivers like they did in 2009. Those companies who pillaged drivers in the great recession and who openly endorsed their behavior with “these are industry standards” excuses now reap what they previously sowed. Even those who were fair to drivers in 2009 may not be immune from turnover today. The free market is much like hauling hanging meat or a half filled, un-baffled tanker. The push/pull from sloshing can affect even the most seasoned veteran. It’s not just gentleness of clutch and brake, but perceived fairness that reduces sloshing. The Pareto Principle (aka

80/20 rule) states that for many events, roughly 80% of the effects come from 20% of the causes (Joseph Juran named it after Vilfredo Pareto who found that 80% of the peas from his garden came from 20% of the pods). This infers that 80% of all the driver turnover problems come from 20% of the drivers, or 20% of all the companies, depending on how you focus your research. Logically, this infers that to reduce turnover would mean correction/attention must be made to at least 20% of the companies or drivers. I have always made an assumption (rightly or wrongly) that if the bottom 20% of the companies would employ only the bottom 20% of the drivers they would universally, and nearly immediately, go bankrupt. If the bottom 20% of companies would have to settle with only hauling the bottom 20% of the available freight, they also would universally, and nearly immediately, go bankrupt. Think how differently the trucking industry would look if the bottom 20% went bankrupt. Turnover is the free market’s answer to accomplish this end, but there are two major flaws. First, neither drivers nor companies are willing to admit they be-

long to the bottom 20 percent. Second, each move needs to be based on an educated decision. Good drivers leave bad companies and bad drivers are released from good companies so they can only work for bad companies. However, the “bad drivers” are constantly trying to drive for better companies than they deserve and “bad c o m -

panies” are constantly trying to attract good drivers. Who knows who’s telling the truth, or at least their ver-

sion of it. But even if the world was suddenly transparent and we knew exactly what we were moving to, would that solve the problem perfectly? Not entirely because each driver may have their own standards as to what they will put up with. There needs to be a universal standard as to what is acceptable and what is not. There must be agreement among drivers and companies about what is professional and what is irresponsible or abusive. For those who have read my articles in the past you know I have been focusing on “choosing a trucking company” for over a year now. My articles, in one way or another, pinpoint an industry standard, as for example, never driving for a company that pays

shortest route. Many good companies (and sometimes even the bad) have defined a clear standard for their new hires. It is now time for drivers to develop a universal standard of their own, a standard that clearly excludes the bottom 20% of the pea pods. The more educated each move is, the better the entire industry will be. 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 email him at


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Health Insurance Matters

Immunizing Your Fleet

By Lina Demedeiros


fter so many years we still continue to receive calls on compliance with the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board from transport companies. These queries rise from the many misconceptions about coverage for an owner/ operator. Owner/operators, although employed by a transport company hauling goods for one company who enter into contract with another, must

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be deemed independent by the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board. If you do not have an identification number on file for the owner/ operator, then he may be considered a worker and you are responsible for his premiums. Immunizing a fleet from claims under your fleet insurance, group insurance plan, and/or property casualty policy, has become increasingly important for both th e c o m pany and th e owner/operator. In order to protect yourselves from increased operational costs, here are some valuable tips to increase your profits and avoid surprises at time of claim. Fleet Insurer Perspective All owner/operators must have a WSIB Identification number. This confers upon them in-

dependent status. If you have an agreement with a company to provide alternative coverage to WSIB, the agent must provide all lines of insurance coverage that are also covered by the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board. If not, you expose yourself to increased fleet insurance and property casualty insurance costs. If no group insurance plan is in place for the owner/operators, then ensuring that the owner/ operators have coverage is critical in order to avoid increases in your fleet insurance. If your owner/operator chooses to purchase coverage independently you should obtain confirmation. Owner/Operator Perspective If you do not have a WSIB Identification number declaring you as an independent, the trans-

port carrier’s contract may hold you liable for back Workplace Safety and Insurance Board premiums. If you have accident only coverage you must be aware of consequences resulting from an accident covered only by the illness portion of your insurance policy. If you do not have extended health and drug coverage for yourself, it is strongly advised to purchase it as you may become ill and find yourself desperately in need.

If you travel into the United States, the travel plan must cover you while working there. Most group policies only cover personal travel. If you have a medical condition at this time, be sure to address it with your insurance broker. This condition, unless deemed stable, will not be covered by the travel insurer. If you cannot afford illness coverage, consider critical illness coverage. Many owner/operators over the age of 50 buy

lower amounts of insurance, but should, nonetheless, look at critical illness coverage. If truck payments are financed by your personal line of credit, the interest portion you pay is the amount that will be reimbursed to you. If the cost of this benefit is more than the value you will receive then remove it from your plan. For more information or questions please visit us at or contact us directly at 800.236.5810.


Announcement & Arcline (2000) Inc. Announce Partnership


23Loadboard. com™ is proud to announce that it is partnered and fully integrated with Arcline (2000) Inc. This partnership allows freight brokers  and  trucking companies  to transmit and advertise information on available loads directly to Information automatically sent to 123Loadboard. com will include: pickup and delivery date, city, state, special equipment, price being offered, weight, total distance, notes and contact information. Information can b e r e m ov e d f r o m t h e Load Board seamlessly from Arcline (2000) Software System for those with the optional time saving interface. “We are always looking for new ways to bet-

ter our services for our m em ber s . I n teg r a t i n g with Arcline 2000 is another move in that direction. Freight brokers and trucking companies using Arcline 2000’s optional time saving interface are now be able to send over and advertise their available freight. More available freight on our load board equals long-term customers,“ said Loarn Metzen, VP of™.’s partnership gives the ability to advertise truck loads to potential carriers with the click of a mouse and actively search for trucks that meet individual shipping requirements while expanding your carrier lists. Arcline 2000’s Load Board Integration Module is designed with ease of use

in mind and to provide real-time information about loads and trucks in North America. For additional information about 123Loadboard. com’s commitment to health and wellness in the trucking industry, please visit www.123loadboard.

com.™ provides shippers, carriers, owner-operators and brokers the most comprehensive online freight and truck matching services. By applying the latest technologies,™ de-

livers to members pertinent trucking tools to overcome challenges such as freight matching, credit, compliance issues and routing, while keeping costs affordable. Arcline (2000) Inc. is a privately held software development company

t h a t p r o d u c e s Tr a n s portation Management Software products for Trucking Companies and Freight Brokers. ArcFreight™ and ArcFleet™ products are both available for shipping. Explore our Website at

2012 totaled 224,600; current year orders for the six month period that includes July annualize to 251,700 units. 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 “Orders were generally in line with expectations (but weighted towards

the lower end) given the normal softness seen during the summer months. Going forward, we will be watching the August order numbers closely. Any further softening in the numbers would suggest that FTR would likely need to lower the Q4 production forecast. However, the recent uptick in manufac-

turing keeps us optimistic that order activity will remain at healthy levels.” Final data for July will be available from FTR later as part of its North American Commercial Truck & Trailer Outlook service. Contact FTR Associates at ftr@  or  call 888.988.1699 Ext. 1  for more details.

V Drop in Class 8 Order Activity for July


loomington, Indiana – FTR Associates has released preliminary data showing July Class 8 truck net orders at 17,307 the lowest level since September 2012. July orders were down 7% from June; however they were 38% better than the same month a year ago. Class 8 orders for


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BD Diesel Performance

Innovative Products for Diesel Pickups, Medium Duty & Class 8 Trucks


D Diesel Performance is a diesel power train specialty manufacturer and distribution center of power train and suspension products for automotive diesels, and is a large rebuilding center for the heavy duty diesel turbocharger and fuel injection marketplace. With over 100 employees located in a 65,000 square foot facility in Abbotsford, British Columbia, BD Diesel Performance is celebrating its 41st year in business. Visit our website at www. or call 800.887.5030. Econo-Boost Improving fuel economy through efficiency by starting the injection cycle a few degrees earlier in the compression cycle, with the engine up to operating temperature, results in a longer fuel burn as the

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piston is driven down on a power stroke. The extra time results in a cleaner burn in the combustion cylinder, a departure from un-burnt fuel which typically causes a delayed burn to occur in the exhaust manifold, demonstrated by high exhaust and coolant temperatures. The new Econo-Boost timing module picks up engine data from the cam timing and engine rpm and then communicates with the ECM on the injection timing process. Easy plug-in installation takes up to an hour to complete. Turbochargers It is quality that the people and the product they produce have in common. Turbocharger offerings cover small gas engines, stock diesel en-

gines and high performance automotive diesels, industrial, agricultural, commercial as well as the rebuilding of turbos for the class 8 market, one of the company’s principal activities. Q u i c k t u r n -

exhaust gas temperatures of up to 1200 degrees cooled by 180 +/- with engine coolant. The system is challenged by wide temperature changes

around, top quality and good pricing are hallmarks of BD Diesel Performance. Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) The EGR coolers see

which can cause cracking and failures. We rebuild the coolers by inserting more durable stainless steel tubes that are impervious to cracking while cooling inlet temperatures,

unlike factory-made units. vThis emergency unit shuts your engine down by closing off the intake air with a compact butterfly for 2”- 4” intake pipes post turbo. If your diesel sucks in Methane and other foreign gas at refineries or gas wells, it can run out of control and engine revolutions of 5,000 plus can cause your engine to grenade. Intercoolers/ Charge Air Coolers High efficiency and durable Bar and Plate designed coolers withstand vibration and larger temperature deviation without cracking - big and tough enough to handle trucks working in all environments. Fuel Injection BD’s fuel injection division, started in 1972, has specialized equipment to

service all Common Rail Injection systems found on many engines on the road today, including Bosch, Cummins and Caterpillar fuel systems. High quality, consistent calibration and on-hand stock are available when you call. Exhaust Manifolds Cracked manifolds compromise valuable turbo drive pressure, thereby causing poor fuel economy and hill climbing power. BD Diesel Performance designs manifolds for all sizes of diesel engines. These units are made of cast stainless steel and expansion joints that withstand 2000 degrees Fahrenheit to ensure that no cracking occurs. For more information call 800.887.5030 or send an email to or visit our website at


Legal Matters

False or Inaccurate Log

By Mark Reynolds


ection 27(1) of Regulation 555/06 says that no person shall enter inaccurate informa-

tion in a daily log or falsify, mutilate or deface a daily log or supporting documents. We all know that falsifying a log book, or defacing or mutilating a log is a problem when it comes to the legislation. But what about entering inaccurate information? In my view, this essentially makes a clerical error an offence. The legislation allows

for significant fines for this offence and upon conviction an operator will have 5 CVOR points added to their record. The driver will also have a conviction registered to their record indicating that the driver falsified the log. I can understand this when it comes to falsifying information or taking steps to make the log illegible (mutilating), but when it

comes to inaccurate information such as a simple mistake, this is considered the same as if the driver had intentionally falsified the log. In these cases the only defence would be to conduct a trial, with the driver giving testimony as to how the error occurred and hoping that the Justice will accept the driver’s testimony as truthful and rule that a prop-

er defence has been made. The only other remedy is to accept the error and attempt to plead it down to a lesser offence that does not include falsification. False log is not something a driver would want appearing on his or her record. That being said I would say that the word inaccurate should be omitted from this section of the regulation. If we were all charged $400.00

for every clerical error we made, most of us would not be able to go to work for fear that our fines would outweigh or paycheques. Mark Reynolds is a licenced paralegal, a former truck driver, MTO enforcement officer, provincial trainer and Enforcement coordinator and can be reached at 416.221.6888 or email MarkReynolds@


Ontario Trucking Association

Ambassador Bridge Tolls Increase Again in August


he Ambassador Bridge raised its tolls for both passenger vehicles and commercial trucks on August 15. According to the bridge company’s website, the updated toll for commercial vehicles (trucks) is as

follows: • 0 to 36,000 lbs., $3.50 per axle. • 36,001 to 54,000 lbs, $4 per axle. • 54,001 to 145,000 lbs., $5.50 per axle. • Wide loads, 9 feet to 14 feet, $60 plus axle charge.

The new fee for automobiles, passenger vehicles, station wagons, personal vans and empty pickups is will increase to $5, up from $4.75. The bridge company had increased tolls this past July as well.


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New Products & Services


BigRoad Announces iPhone Edition

aterloo, Ontario - Transportation app creator BigRoad is pleased to announce the release of its popular electronic HOS logging solution for the iPhone platform. More than 70,000 drivers and 1,900 fleets in North America today now use BigRoad’s smartphonebased app to electronically capture and comply with hours of service (HOS) regulations, manage their business and stay connected to friends and family while on the road. Since the product’s release to market just a year ago, the BigRoad app has quickly become the #1 transportation compliance app on the Android platform, with a user satisfaction rating of 4.6 out of five stars, and more than 1300 positive user


lyria, Ohio – Technicians relining Bendix brakes will soon see something new within the wheel-end: Bendix high performance brake shoes will now carry an eye-catching warning label to help educate the commercial vehicle industry about crucial performance issues related to relining. The effort is part of a comprehensive awareness program by Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake (BSFB). “This Bendix® brake is designed to meet the Federal Mandate for Reduced Stopping Distances and, where necessary, is equipped with special reinforced shoes,” the label reads. “These brake assemblies must be replaced with like shoe and lining assemblies to maintain braking capability. Failure to do so could negatively impact the safe operation of this vehicle.” Phase one of the Reduced Stopping Distance (RSD) mandate took ef20    September 2013

reviews. The company’s CEO Kelly Frey anticipates achieving equal, if not greater, success with the Apple platform. “In 2012, it was reported that 76% of fleet managers in the transportation industry rely on smartphones, and 64% of those managers indicated nearly all of their drivers were carrying smartphones. BigRoad’s entire mission is to make life on the road easy and simple, and part of that strategy includes universal access to our app across all device platforms. We have a huge amount of pent up demand for our app on the Apple platform. Hundreds of fleets and thousands of drivers have been eagerly awaiting this release, and since going live on the App Store we have already witnessed

thousands of downloads. We’re incredibly excited to extend our popular app to the iPhone and iPad,” says BigRoad CEO Kelly Frey. BigRoad is free for drivers and includes the fol-

lowing features: Electronic Logs (EL) including the Driver Vehicle Inspection, reports (DVIR) for pre- and post trip inspections, both Canada’s Ministry of Transportation (MTO) and the United,

States’ Department of Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n ( D O T ) regulated rule sets. A specific view mode to streamline roadside inspections, location, photo and document sharing and an application bar offering one click access to the most used applications in the Android Play Store by truckers. B i g R o a d ’s c o m p l e mentary solution for owner/operators and fleets, available for just $15 per vehicle, includes the following value-added features: Fleet optimization account accessible through any computer with specific logins for fleets, live truck tracking and drivers’ HOS reports and statistics, fleet support including cloud based storage of logs and reports, a fleet messaging service and document

sharing with easy to access ‘Send to Dispatch’ sharing. New: state mile reporting in support of IFTA filings. Pricing & Availability BigRoad’s app for Android is available free for download directly from Google Play using the following link: GPlayStore. Users can download the iPhone version of the driver app using the following link The BigRoad Fleet management solution is just $15 per month per vehicle and a fleet can be up and running in literally minutes. A free trial of the fleet version can be found sign-up/create-account. BigRoad is the #1 electronic log app on Android and was founded by

people who understand how fleets operate as well as the possibilities available with technology to improve the driver’s life on the road AND fleet operations. BigRoad is committed to continue leading mobile trucking application innovations and continually incorporating the needs of fleet operators & drivers into these applications. BigRoad was recently named by tech eZine BetaKit as one of the top ten startups to watch in Canada. For more information visit Social Media Links - Facebook: www.facebook. com/BigRoadInc, Twitter: @bigroadinc, LinkedIn:, Blog:, YouTube: bigroadinc.


New Brake Shoe Labeling Helps Emphasize Safety fect in August 2011 for new three-axle tractors with Gross Vehicle Weight Ratings (GVWRs) up to 59,600 lbs. Phase two of the mandate, aimed at tractors with two axles, as well as severe service tractors with GVWRs above 59,600 lbs., took effect Aug. 1, 2013. “Even two years after the RSD mandate went into effect, we still regularly field questions from fleets and drivers about replacement brake lining performance and RSD compliance,” said Gary Ganaway, BSFB director of marketing and global customer solutions. “There’s a lot of misinformation to sift through concerning the certification of aftermarket brake linings and today’s high performance brakes, so the industry’s confusion is understandable. It’s important for everyone to understand the impact that friction selection has on safety, and that not all replacement friction marketed

as acceptable under RSD will actually perform to the standard.” According to Ganaway, the longtime industry standard test for certifying brake linings, Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) 121, is no longer adequate in the RSD environment. Most linings that pass the dynamometer requirements do not meet today’s higher vehicle performance requirements. To illustrate this, Bendix compared the 60 mph stopping distance of an RSD-compliant vehicle equipped with high performance brakes and linings against several pre-RSD Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) and aftermarket brake linings that passed FMVSS dynamometer certification. The RSD-compliant vehicle used Bendix® High Performance ES™ (Extended Service) Brakes and consistently delivered a stopping distance of 215 feet – well under the 250-

foot limit established by the federal mandate. None of the comparison friction used in the relining of the RSD brakes – materials readily available in the aftermarket – met the mandate’s stopping distance requirement. And the worst-performing friction material – a popular aftermarket lining – had a stopping distance of 311 feet. The 96-foot difference between that and the high performance friction represents a 45 percent decrease in performance – approximately five passenger car lengths. “Nothing could more starkly depict the highway safety that is at stake, and the importance of using the right friction when it comes to relining high performance, RSDcompliant brake systems,” Ganaway said. “Although advancements made in brake engineering and friction material in recent years have significantly improved both safety and performance, those steps

forward can be dangerously undermined through relining today’s brakes with improper friction material.” The full lineup of Bendix foundation brake products is commercially available and produced at the company’s state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities in Bowling Green, Kentucky, and Huntington, Indiana. Bendix foundation drum brakes, disc brakes, automatic slack adjusters, spring brakes, and remanufactured brake shoes are produced and made available by Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake

LLC under the Bendix® brand name. BSFB is a joint venture between Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC, the North American leader in commercial vehicle active safety and braking system technologies, and Dana Commercial Vehicle Products, LLC. For more information about BSFB and Bendix foundation drum and air disc brakes, call 800-AIRBRAKE or visit


New Products & Services

Evans Debuts New Powersports Label


uffield, Connecticut –Evans Cooling Systems, Inc., creator of the only waterless engine coolants, is pleased to announce the release of its new Evans Powersports Coolant labels. Evans Powersports formula was introduced in the fall of 2011, has since experienced sales growth in the Powersports industry. The coolant is available in half gallon containers and the improved label better serves the uniqueness of Evans revolutionary waterless engine coolants.

Formulated specifically for Powersports equipment and personal recreational vehicles, Evans advanced technology offers improved performance and reliability for motorcycles, ATV’s, UTV’s, and snowmobiles. With a boiling point of 375°F, Evans Powersports Coolant will function under extreme conditions. Using Evans Coolant allows the engine to be safely tuned for more power. A higher compression ratio and more advanced spark are some of the options available. Evans Powersports

Coolant provides permanent cooling protection for the life of the engine, so replacement is never necessary. Its superior corrosion protection preserves metals and engine components. Evans waterless coolants are being used by factory supported race teams in MX and Off Road around the world, including Honda, among other well-known teams. Evans Powersports Coolant is a superior alternative to water based coolant and protects engines, prevents coolant loss, and helps

win races. “It’s no longer a secret”, says John Light, Evans Powersports Manager. “Water is no longer up to the cooling demands of today’s high output engines. Now the consumer has access to the same secret that the top teams have been keeping to themselves for years.” With Evans Powersports Coolant there is always a huge separation between the operating temperature of the coolant and its high boiling point so vapor does not form in the coolant jacket as it can with water-based coolants. The

jacket metal is always in contact with liquid coolant for improved heat transfer. Evans combines performance and economic advantages with a safe formula that contributes to a better environment. Evans Cooling Systems, Inc., headquartered in Suffield, Connecticut, has focused on engine cooling and related areas for over 25 years. For more information on Evans Cooling Systems, Inc. and Waterless Engine Coolants please visit www.evanscooling. com. For orders and deal-

er inquiries please call 610.323.3114. All other questions please call 860.668.1114.


Introducing CelluTrak’s Accident Reconstruction Interface (ARI) & Driver Behaviour Module


elematics are revolutionizing the transportation industry, but few have verified this technology with quantifiable success. Introducing CelluTrak’s Accident Reconstruction Interface (ARI) and Driver Behaviour Module, two groundbreaking tools that come together in a single package to promote driver safety. As a seasoned leader in the development of telematics technology,

CelluTrak powered by Ituran, presents vehicle owners with an innovative solution that meets the evolving needs of everyday drivers. The ARI system acts as a “black box” recalling the events leading up to a crash while the driver behaviour module acts a corrective measure for poor driving patterns including harsh breaking, speeding and excessive overturns. Intended for corporate and

consumer use, these tools enrich the effectiveness of CelluTrak’s GPS anti-theft systems for a wide range of vehicles including cars, trucks, RVs, motorbikes, watercrafts and snowmobiles. Based on the data collected from the driver behaviour module, a fuel and score card are created, ranking driver performance. This gives parents, for example, a measurable way to monitor the progress of young drivers and businesses the ability to track their fleets’ safety and fuel consumption. As a result, vehicle owners and insurance companies can make considerable savings on auto insurance premiums. Together, with Ituran’s 18 years of experience as a leader in the development of telematics technology, CelluTrak powered by Ituran is leading the charge in redefining GPS anti-theft solutions. For more product availability and information call 888.901.8725, Twitter: CelluTrak_GPS, Facebook: CelluTrak Powered by Ituran.

CelluTrak Canada Inc., powered by Ituran, is a military grade technology for vehicle tracking and recovery services. CelluTrak offers an entire product line of GPS tracking

and management systems for both corporate (fleet management for trucks, trailers, and machinery) and consumer (cars, snowmobiles, watercrafts, motorcycles and RVs) use.

Ituran is a publicly traded company and an international leader with offices in the United States, Israel, Argentina and Brazil. Look for their symbol “ITRN” on NASDAQ.


Phillips Industries

New STA-DRY® S7™ System


anta Fe Springs, California – Phillips Industries has integrated their innovative, award-winning swivel S7™ socket technology with their anticorrosive swinging gladhands pre-fastened to a galvanized mounting plate to offer the new STA-DRY® S7™ System. The combination of these Phillips products into a single system significantly upgrades and improves the connection between the tractor and trailer saving fleets downtime and money. When a tractor/trailer combination is required

to move in tandem into a tight space creating a severe angle between them, the chance of expensive and time consuming damage to air and electrical cables, the nosebox, con-

nectors and gladhands is likely. The swivel STA-DRY® S7™ System allows the cables to simply follow the movement of the tractor. Benefits of the new STA-DRY® S7™ System include: swivel technology to move with the

vehicle and avoid damage, anti-corrosion components throughout, long-life and reliability, backed by Phillips’ reputation for quality products that solve problems. T h e S TA - D RY ® S7™ System and the individual components are available at Phillips authorized dealers. A video of the new S TA - D R Y ® S7™ Syst e m at work can be viewed at play/?videoId=42. Please visit us at www. to learn how Phillips products can make a difference in your operation.


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Tires & Wheels

Improved Tire Line Offers Better Fuel Economy & Wear


ort Mill, South Carolina - Continental Tire the Americas’ Commercial Vehicle Tire group has announced updates to its best selling commercial light truck tire lines for North America, the HSR and HDR. Available now for both original equipment and replacement, the improved HSR (Heavy Steer Regional) and HDR (Heavy Drive Regional) in size 225/70R19.5 offer up to 20 percent improvement in rolling resistance and mileage over the original models, said Libor Heger, Continental’s Director of Truck Technology, the Americas. “Compounding is the

backbone of our improvement to the HSR and HDR. We have made structural modifications as well, which have resulted in longer wearing, cooler running and more fuel efficient tires that have been performance proven on both certified tracks and North American roads,” Heger said. The improvements not only allow OEMs to meet their 2014 EPA and NHTSA “Greenhouse Gas Emissions Standards and Fuel Efficiency Standards for Mediumand Heavy-Duty Engines and Vehicles” targets for rolling resistance and emis-

sions reduction, but also resulted in improved ride and handling characteristics. The tires’ rolling resistance coefficients have been measured using the ISO 28580 standard and has already been added to the Greenhouse Gas Emissions Model database for manufacturers of Class 2b - 8 vocational trucks, classi-

fied as Category 3 by the EPA. Wes Garber, Director of Original Equipment Sales for the Americas, said that more than 99 percent of Continental’s entire OE volume for commercial vehicle tires is within compliance for the 2014 regulations. “This achievement is due to our existing focus on providing low rolling resistance, from a research and development competence that is fundamental to our success,” Garber said. “We have only had to make minor adjustments to our existing lines to comply with the

rolling resistance goals, and our original equipment customers have been very pleased with the results. We are proud to be their tire partner for compliance with these regulations and for supplying them with truck tires that meet their customers’ specific needs.” The HSR offers speed rating “N” for optimum handling at highway speeds, also important for commercial light trucks whose business may depend on just-in-time deliveries. Tread depth is 16/32” for the all-position tread pattern, which provides long mileage in regional and local service. The improved HSR still offers

a closed shoulder tread pattern for even wear and reduced noise, and a scuff rib to protect against curbing, cuts and abrasions - important for working commercial light trucks in urban or construction environments. The HDR also offers speed rating “N”, and features a tread depth of 18/32”. The HDR continues to offer an open shoulder tread pattern with tie-bar, which provides even tread wear along with reduced noise and excellent traction. Its aggressive tread design provides excellent lateral stability to minimize squirm and perform well in wet conditions.


UniCircle Retreads for Wide-Base Truck Tires


kron, Ohio - The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has rolled out two new retread products that will help fleets extend the service life of popular Goodyear wide-base tires. “The recently introduced G392 SSD UniCircle and G394 SST UniCircle products offer many of the same performance benefits as their wide-base, new tire counterparts: the

G392 SSD DuraSeal + Fuel Max and the G394 SST DuraSeal + Fuel Max,” said Brian Buckham, Marketing Manager, Goodyear Commercial Tire Systems. “In addition, they are offered with Goodyear’s exclusive UniCircle Techn o l o g y, w h i c h h e l p s enhance tread wear. UniCircle retreads are spliceless and adhere snugly to the tire’s casing to enhance traction

and help reduce tearing and chunking.” Because there is no cutting or splicing during the UniCircle tread application process, the retreaded

tires are uniform and balanced, according to Buckham. “This helps extend casing life and mileage.” Another benefit of UniCircle treads is derived from how they are manufactured. Goodyear optimizes the UniCircle cure to help deliver lower rolling resistance than a flat retread. This helps boost truck fuel economy. The G392 SSD

UniCircle boasts a 24/32inch tread depth, while the G394 SST UniCircle comes with a 12/32-inch tread depth. Both products’ tread designs are optimized to help provide a uniform footprint and confident handling. The G392 SSD UniCircle drive tread and the G394 SST UniCircle trailer tread are available to fit the 445/50R22.5 size. Goodyear also offers flat pre-

cure G392 SSD drive and G394 SST trailer retreads to fit the 445/50R22.5 and 455/55R22.5 sizes. DuraSeal Technology, which is built directly into the tire at the time of manufacture, instantly seals nail-hole punctures of up to 1/4-inch in diameter in the repairable area of a tire’s tread. To l e a r n m o r e, v i s it


Pressure Systems International (P.S.I.)

PSI Expands Quality Control Laboratory


an Antonio, Texas - Pressure Systems International (P.S.I.) has completed an expansion to their San Antonio quality control laboratory and product testing facility. The newest expansion just completed adds approximately 240 sq. ft. of floor space converted to accommodate new equipment that increases in-house capabilities to conduct root cause analysis, conduct

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testing to meet customer quality requirements as part of manufacturing improvement initiatives, and to qualify test equipment and components. The expanded lab located within the San Antonio manufacturing facility has been upgraded with state-of-the-art equipment and measuring devices. The P.S.I. laboratory is unique to their single product, automatic tire inflation for commer-

cial vehicles, which the company developed and patented twenty years ago. Since that time, the testing capabilities have developed along with the growth of the product demand both in the U.S. and worldwide. P.S.I.’s San Antonio site recently received their ISO 9001, ISO 14001 recertification. Charlie LaFuente, Quality Control Manager/Engineer, commented on the company’s

new capabilities. “Our quality record is really second to none with a miniscule. 005% of sales return rate for products manufactured here in San Antonio. But, we’re never satisfied to rest on past experience. Much of this improvement and expansion was to upgrade in-house capabilities to have them closer to the manufacturing floor.” The company plans future expansions to these facili-

ties as demand warrants. During 2013 P.S.I will celebrate twenty years s i n c e t h e c o m p a n y ’s founder acquired the first patent for automatic tire inflation as a new technology for commercial vehicles. Throughout 2013, P.S.I. will honor a number of fleets that have played a major role in the success of the Meritor Tire Inflation System (MTIS™) by P.S.I™. Today, Pressure Systems

International is the world leader in automatic tire inflation systems. In North America MTIS by PSI has the greatest share of fleets that use automatic tire inflation systems with approximately 36% of all new trailers being equipped with the system. For more information about Pressure Systems International visit their website www.psi-atis. com.


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Veteran Muscle Car Has Storied Past By Wendy Morgan-McBride


his 1931 Ford Coupe Customizer boasts 50 years of racing history along with 42 class wins and 16 eliminator wins. With a top speed of 111 m/h, this dragster’s best time was 11.98 seconds on a quarter mile track, and that’s just what it did on the course. When purchased from the original owner who sold it to move up in the racing circuit, it was in a grey primer condition at its home in Flint, Michigan. Wayne Huber of London, Ontario decided it was time to give it a pick me up by applying a bright yellow paint surface and adding the moniker, ‘Miss ‘B’ Haven.’ The motor in this car is a ’63 Buick nailhead 401 cu” with the carbs from a Holley on an Offenhauser manifold. The transmission is also a Buick 2 speed automatic. For track safety a roller bar and shoulder harness were installed in the cleared out interior; a drive shaft loop was also installed to improve stability.

Back in the day teams helped each other on the track, not much different than racing today. Wayne and his friend of 30-plus years, Jack Hyde, worked together at these races and on each other’s cars. “When it comes to drag racing you have to pick the right driver,” observed Wayne, adding, “the car and driver can either make you look like a king or like a dummy. The same can be said for the people you pick to work on them too!” Fifty years ago this 1931 coupe’s home was the St. Thomas Dragway. It never went to a race without the owner’s intention of winning. If there was any doubt about the car’s ability, then it stayed home. There was never a shortage of drivers, but the car had to be primed and prepared for victory. This car was also a catalyst for Wayne’s love life. His wife Cheryl came from a family owned automotive store which Wayne frequented. Her background meant they shared a

common language. “She knew the lingo and that was half the battle”, laughs Wayne. Cheryl was a computer science graduate, so as their relationship grew she was keen to assist in the development and working of the parts. “The one thing I love doing most is making stuff go faster than the other guy, Cheryl played right into that role. Having her help in developing parts to improve efficiency and speed made it all the more exciting”, explained Wayne. After 30 years of marriage Cheryl has always been a great support and ready for any adventure. She loves racing, and those racing genes have been passed down to their two sons, first with stock cars and then dragsters. The cost for upkeep is minimal, but expenses rise sharply when the coupe is put back on the track. To build the original 50 years ago cost approximately $2,500, a lot of money in those days. The cost of its clone to-

day for museum display is $25,000. Thank goodness the family has mechanics, engineers and science on their side. Wa y ne s a y s he

feels proud to go to shows and observe people while they discover how things were built and what made them tick. He enjoys attending shows such as the Dragster

Memories at the Warplane Museum in April each year, but he is also feeling pretty lucky to have friends that are willing to help get the car to the shows and special events.


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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

••• S.E.T.I. Imports Inc.

150 South Service Road Stoney Creek, ON L8E 3H6 Toll Free: 800.268.5076 Tel: 905.573.3101 26    September 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-Z Technical Building Systems Inc. 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

Fil-Mor Automotive & Clutch Products Ltd.

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.

“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 Emergency Road Services


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 Instructor Support

Freinmeister Group Inc.

Mover’s Equipment & Supplies

driver services, recruitment & employment

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

Emergency Road Services Corporation

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

Computer Services & Software

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

compliance services

Accutrac Capital Solutions Inc.

Cross Border Services

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

DPF Cleaning Specialists

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

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

fuel Economy Products


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

“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


••• Diesel Spec Inc.

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

1570 Richardson Street Montreal, QC H3K 1G3 Tel: 514.932.0060 Fax: 514.932.9741 Fuel & Lubricants Direct

insurance brokers

Dalton Timmis Insurance Group

Prolab Technolub Inc. 4531 Rue Industrielle Thetford Mines, QC G6H 2J1 Toll Free: 800.795.2777 Tel: 416.423.2777 Fax: 418.423.7619

insurance brokers

lubricants (synthetic)

Sinwal Enterprises Inc. TruChoice Div. of LMD Insurance

Alternative Coverage to WSIB, Group Benefits Consultants, Life, Investments, Travel. 2550 Matheson Blvd. East Suite #130 Mississauga, ON L4W 4C1 Toll Free: 800.236.5810 Tel: 416.748.9994 Cell: 416.704.0870

5656 Bell Harbour Drive Mississauga, ON L5M 5J3 Toll Free: 866.326.7645 Tel: 416.520.5527 Fax: 905.814.1802 oil furnace sales & Service


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


De-On Supply Inc. Rainbow Insurance Brokers Inc

“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

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


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



Vulcan On-Board Scales The CG & B Group Inc.

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

Dalton Timmis Insurance Group Dican Instruments Canada Inc.

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

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

730 Permit Services


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 Leamington, ON N8H 5C5 1100 Courtney Park Dr. E., Unit 5 1 Eglinton Ave. East, Suite 415 costs. Toll Free: 800.463.4700 Mississauga, ON L5T 1L7 Toronto, ON M4P 3Z1 2795 Highway Drive Tel: 519.326.9339 Tel: 905.677.5088 Tel: 416.486.0951 Trail, BC V1R 2T1 Fax: 519.326.0128 Fax: 905.677.4917 Fax: 416.489.5311 Toll Free: 877.364.2333, ext 14 Fax: 250.483.6493 ••• fuel additives & ••• lubricants •••

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

Permits & services



Multi-Line Fastener Supply Co. Ltd.

Bennetts Power Service Products

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

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

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


C.U.T.C. Inc. 1295 Crois Carol Laval, QC H7W 1G3 Toll Free: 866.927.8294 Tel: 450.687.8294 Fax: 450.687.6963 Pressure Washers

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

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

Can-Clean Pressure Washers 6790 Davand Drive, Units 13 & 14 Mississauga, ON L5T 2G5 Toll Free: 888.568.8001 Tel: 905.568.4868 Fax: 905.565.8821 September 2013   27

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tire balancing

towing services

towing services

trailer Sales, leasing, rentals & service

Transport Companies

Kärcher Canada Inc. 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 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


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

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

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


Load Covering Solutions Ltd. “Keeping You Covered” 5499 Harvester Road Burlington, ON L7L 5V4 Toll Free: 800.465.8277 Tel: 905.335.2012 Fax: 905.335.8499 28    September 2013

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




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

Pat Rogers Towing

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

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

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


“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 [ tankers ]

Gobbo Towing & Recovery 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


Stellar Roadside Assistance Ltd.



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


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



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


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

Bedard Tankers Inc.

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


J P Towing Service & Storage Ltd

We are a family run business 185 Bartley Drive offering services such as Battery Toronto, ON M4A 1E6 Boost, Fuel Delivery and Winching Tremcar Inc. We offer service to your light & including Heavy, Flatbed, Float Canada’s largest cargo tank and medium duty vehicles in most Towing and Light Duty. Available 24 tank-trailer manufacturer for the areas of Ontario, 24/7. transportation of a large variety of hours a day, 7 days a week. Simply dial... dry and liquid products. Toll Free: 855.424.2300 11 Glen Scarlett Road 790 Montrichard Avenue Tel: 416.424.2300 Toronto, ON M6N 1P5 St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, QC J2X 5G4 Fax: 416.424.2303 Toll Free: 866.527.8225 Toll Free: 800.363.2158 Tel: 416.203.9300 Tel: 450.347.7822 Fax: 416.203.9303 Fax: 450.347.8372

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


Transport Companies

85 Pondhollow Road Sudbury, ON P3E 6C1 5238 Hwy. 69 South Sudbury, ON P3E 4N1 Toll Free: 800.261.4252 Tel: 705.523.2341 Fax: 705.523.2817

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

Carmen Transportation Group

Smartway Trailer Rentals

MG Paralegal Professionals

Tiger Tool International Inc.

Brian Kurtz Trucking Ltd.

Traffic Offences`


A Towing Service Ltd.

Cramaro Tarpaulin Systems

Abrams Towing

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

GTA Trailer Rentals Inc.

tarps & tarping systems

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

K.B.W. Towing

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

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


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

Star Van Systems

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


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

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Transportation Training

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


Compass Vehicle Delivery Inc.

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 Training Ltd. Scarborough, ON M1X 1N4 Contact: Dwight Nelson Toll Free: 855.414.3837 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 J ay’s Professional Truck Tel: 705.719.2419 Training Centre Fax: 705.719.2438 Contact: Jay Pootha or Chandrika Fernando 589 Middlefield Road, Unit 11

Crossroads Training Academy Belleville Contact: Al Dykstra 53 Grills Road Belleville, ON K8N 4Z5 Toll Free: 888.771.1495 Tel: 613.771.1495 Fax: 613.771.1495 info@crossroadstrainingacademy. com www.crossroadstrainingacademy. com

Crossroads Training Academy Kingston Contact: Robert Barclay 1525 Centennial Drive Kingston, ON K7L 4V2 Toll Free: 888.282.6605 Tel: 613.389.6000 Fax: 613.389.1998 info@crossroadstrainingacademy. com www.crossroadstrainingacademy. 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

Scarborough, ON M1V 4Y6 Toll Free: 877.611.1511 Tel: 416.299.9638 Fax: 416.609.9814

Kim Richardson Transportation Specialists Inc. Contact: Roxanne Wilkieson 172 Argyle Street N., Upper Level Caledonia, ON N3W 2J7 Toll Free: 800.771.8171 Tel: 905.765.3445 Fax: 905.765.1444

Kim Richardson Transportation Specialists Inc. Contact: Roxanne Wilkieson 634 Ireland Road Simcoe, ON N3Y 4K8 Toll Free: 800.771.8171 Tel: 519.426.8260 ext. 232 Fax: 519.428.3112

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

Northstar Truck Driving School

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

Ontario Truck Training Academy Contact: Robert Labute - Oshawa 5044 Walker Road Contact: Yvette Lagrois Windsor, ON N9A 6J3 199 Wentworth Street East Toll Free: 877.967.0444 Oshawa, ON L1H 3V6 Tel: 519.737.0444 Toll Free: 800.753.2284 Fax: 519.737.0445 Tel: 905.723.1237 Fax: 905.723.1245 Ontario Truck Driving School Chatham Contact: Gus Rahim 1005 Richmond Street Chatham, ON N7M 5J5 Toll Free: 866.985.0077 Tel: 519.355.0077 Fax: 519.355.0066

Ontario Truck Training Academy - Peterborough

Ontario Truck Driving School - London

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

Ontario Truck Driving School Niagara-on-the-Lake

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

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

Contact: Jim Campbell 281 Queenston Road 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

Valley Driver Training

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

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

Drive Star Shuttle Systems Ltd.

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

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

MTT Repair Services Inc.

truck equipment

Fort Garry Industries


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


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


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


truck delivery

The Truck Exhaust Place

College - Oshawa

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

Fort Garry Industries

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

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


Truck & Trailer Repairs

Taranis Training Ltd.

Tri-County Voc. Driver Training Schools Inc.

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

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 September 2013   29

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

Manitoba Ontario


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

truck parts & supplies



Fort Garry Industries

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 Ontario


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

Fort Garry Industries


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 30    September 2013

Shield Truck Accessories

Barry Humphrey Enterprises Ltd.

truck transmissions, differentials & pto’s

C & R Transmission Service Ltd. Truck, tractor and trailer storage P. O. Box 281 with 14 acres of metal fencing and We service clutches also. Aylmer, ON N5H 2R9 asphalt base. (3 minutes to the Linc 13 Anderson Blvd. Toll Free: 866.617.0201 & Red Hill Expressway). Stouffville, ON L4A 7X4 721 Mud Street East Tel: 519.765.2828 Toll Free: 888.297.0682 Stoney Creek, ON Fax: 519.765.2821 Tel: 905.642.4556 Tel: 416.801.3142 Fax: 905.642.2293 Fax: 905.643.8256 Truck tire sales & service truck sales, leasing, ••• parts & service


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


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

truck Wash Facilities

GTA Pressure Cleaning & Restoration “We work best under pressure!” 6755 Columbus Road, Unit 1 Mississauga, ON L5T 2G9

Gerry’s Truck Centre “Your Complete Transportation Business Partner.” 4049 Eastgate Cres. London, ON N6L 1B7 Toll Free: 800.363.4380 Tel: 519.652.2100 Fax: 519.652.6593 truck sales, leasing, parts & service

Tel: 647.444.3384

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



Canada-Wide Parts Distributors Ltd. 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

••• truck Wash Systems

Awash Systems Corp. Automatic Wash Systems & Water Treatment Recycling Systems

Fort Garry Industries

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

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

Truck Storage Rentals

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


truck parts & supplies

customized to your requirements. Diesel Truck Parts Inc.

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


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, as well as five service affiliates (Brockville, Pembroke, Gatineau, and two in Cornwall) providing regularly scheduled maintenance as well as on-call 24/7 for roadside assistance, and parts delivery. 261 Binnington Court Kingston, ON K7M 9H2 Toll Free: 877.548.1101 Tel: 613.548.1100 Fax: 613.548.4990

Domar Transmission Ltd. Ontario Regional Office

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

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

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 Anvil Ring Transportation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 ASERT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Atlantis Transportation Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Ayr Motor Express. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32

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B B. Andrews Truck Service Centre Ltd.. . . . . . . . . 10 BD Diesel Performance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Bennett’s Power Service Products . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Benson Tire. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Best Transfer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Bluewave Energy (Parkland Corporation) . . . . . . . 9 Brian Kurtz Trucking Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 BTC Express.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45

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

D Day and Ross Transportation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 DiCAN Digital Instruments Canada Inc. . . . . . . . 10 Ontario & Eastern Trucking News Diesel Spec Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1, 14, 51 Discount Truck Parts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Western Trucking News

E Edge Transportation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ?? Western Trucking News Emergency Road Services Corporation . . . . . . . . 1 Eastern & Western Trucking News

G GTA Pressure Cleaning & Restoration Ltd. . . . . . 14 Ontario Trucking News Gordon Food Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Ontario Trucking News Gorski Bulk Transport . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Ontario Trucking News

H HanM Transportation Management Services Ltd..49 Ontario Trucking News Hotsy Pressure Washers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Western Trucking News Hydra Steer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Western Trucking News

I IMT Corporation (Ingersoll Axles) . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Ontario Trucking News Imperial Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Ontario Trucking News International Truckload Services Inc. . . . . . . . . . 48 Ontario Trucking News

J J D Factors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 JZB Road Lines. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Ontario Trucking News

K Kindersley Transport Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Ontario & Western Trucking News

L Laidlaw Carriers Van GP Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Eastern Trucking News Levy Steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Liquid Capital Midwest Corp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Ontario Trucking News Lou’s 222 Metal Polish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

P Prolab Technolub Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1, 6

R Riviera Finance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Ontario Trucking News

S Service Star Freightways Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Ontario Trucking News SGI Canada . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Shell Canada Lubricants. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Sirius XM Canada Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Star Van Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Ontario Trucking News

T Texis Truck Exhaust. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Ontario Trucking News Tiger Tool Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 The Fuel Lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 The Rosedale Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Traction Truck Parts & TruckPro . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Ontario & Western Trucking News TransX. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40, 52 Tremcar Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Ontario Trucking News Tunit & Bully Dog. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

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

W Wilson Instruments. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Ontario Trucking News Windshield Cam. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

Advertisers by Product or Service Advertiser

page publications

Diesel Performance Products Tunit & Bully Dog. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Emergency Response Training ASERT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Emergency Road Services Emergency Road Services Corporation. . . . . . . . . 1 Employment Opportunities Anvil Ring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Atlantis Transportation Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Ayr Motor Express. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Best Transfer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Brian Kurtz Trucking Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 BTC Express . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Day and Ross Transportation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Edge Transportation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ?? Gordon Food Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Gorski Bulk Transport . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 HanM Transportation Management Services Ltd..49 Hydra Steer .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ?? International Truckload Services Inc. . . . . . . . . . 48 JZB Road Lines. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Kindersley Transport Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Laidlaw Carriers Van GP Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Service Star Freightways Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Star Van Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 The Rosedale Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 TransX. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40, 52 Factoring & Finance Accutrac Capital Solutions Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 J D Factors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Liquid Capital Midwest Corp.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Riviera Finance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Fuels Bluewave Energy (Parkland Fuel Corporation) . . . 9 Fuel Saving Products Diesel Spec Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1, 14, 51 Fuel Treatment Products Bennett’s Power Service Products . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Prolab Technolub Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1, 6 GPS Systems DiCAN Digital Instruments Canada Inc. . . . . . . . 10 Heating & Air Conditioning Sales & Service Wilson Instruments. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Insurance - Cargo SGI Canada . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Lubricants Imperial Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Shell Canada Lubricants. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Permits & Waivers C.U.T.C. Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Pressure Washers Hotsy Pressure Washers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Satellite Radio Sirius XM Canada Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Steering & Clutch Products Hydra Steer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Levy Steering. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Suspensions IMT Corporation (Ingersoll Axles). . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Tanker Manufacturing, Sales & Service Tremcar Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Theft Prevention Products The Fuel Lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Tire Sales & Service Benson Tire. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Tools Tiger Tool Inc. .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Truck Detailing & Cleaning Products Lou’s 222 Metal Polish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Truck Exhaust Texis Truck Exhaust. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Truck Parts & Accessories Discount Truck Parts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Traction Truck Parts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Truck Repairs B. Andrews Truck Service Centre Ltd.. . . . . . . . . 10 TruckPro . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Truck Washing GTA Pressure Cleaning & Restoration Ltd.. . . . . . 14 Hotsy Pressure Washers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Turbochargers BD Diesel Performance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Video Recording Equipment Windshield Cam. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Weigh Scales (On Board) Vulcan On-Board Scales. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

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


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

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

edmonton south

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


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




fort nelson


Truck Zone Inc.

CHR-ACK Parts & Repairs


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

medicine hat

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

peace river

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

red deer

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

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




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


Central Valley Truck Service Ltd. 105 Adams Road Kelowna, BC V1X 7R1 Tel: 250.765.7738

prince george

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



Smithers Parts & Service

Polar Park Automotive



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

High Prairie

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

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

Triton Auto & Ind. Ltd. 1003 Industrial Way Squamish, BC V0N 3G0 Tel: 604.892.5951


Trailine Trailer Parts Ltd. 10304A - 120th Street Surrey, BC V3V 4G1 Tel: 604.582.4888


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



williams lake

NAPA Auto Parts 4236A

Taurus Heavy Duty Ventures Ltd

WL Forestry Supplies Ltd.

120 North Street Hinton, AB, T7V 1S8 Tel: 780.865.8800

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



Delta Mike Holdings Ltd. 114 - 314 Old Airport Road Yellowknife, NT X1A 3T2 Tel: 867.669.6272 Ontario


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N. W. territories

M&M Gas Diesel & Truck Parts

fort mcmurray


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



675 McKenzie Avenue Williams Lake, BC V2G 1N9 Tel: 250.392.6699


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

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

Paramount Parts Inc.

grande prairie

thunder bay

Tractor Trailer Service

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

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

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


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


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



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



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

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


New Liskeard

Traction Barrie (703) 255 Saunders Road Barrie, ON L4N 9A3 Tel: 705.792.1371


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


north bay

Visco Industrial

Service 1 Mufflers & More

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

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



Traction Cambridge (634) 1090 Fountain St. N., Units 12 & 13 Cambridge, ON N3E 1A3 Tel: 519.653.3427



D & S Auto 459 Government Street Dryden, ON P8N 2Z3 Tel: 807.223.3227



Traction Ottawa (605)

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

sault ste. marie


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

st. catharines

Nick’s Truck Parts

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

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



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


D & S Auto

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

British Columbia

36 Riedel Street Fort McMurray, AB T9H 3E1 Tel: 780.791.3000


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

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



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

meadow lake

Unified Auto Parts Inc.

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

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



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



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

swift current

Brake & Drive Ltd.

1511 Cheadle Street West Swift Current, SK S9H 5G4 Tel: 306.773.7293


Southern Industrial & Truck Ltd 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



Truck Zone Inc.

Lickman Truck & Trailer Parts & Services Ltd.

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

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


Creston Truck Service Ltd.

grande prairie

400 Helen Road Creston, BC V0B 1B0 Tel: 250.428.5321

Bradvin Trailer Sales Ltd.


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

high prairie

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

medicine hat

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



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

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


Smithers Parts & Service 3465 Victoria Drive Smithers, BC V0J 2N0 Tel: 250.847.4287 Manitoba


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


T.I.C. Parts & Service 220 Hwy 5 North Neepawa, MB R0J 1H0 Tel: 204.476.3809



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


Geeraert Mechanical Service






Parent Mechanical Services

Brockville Tractor-Trailer Maintenance

Voth Sales & Service Inc. 10816 Plank Road 19 Eden, ON N0J 1H0 Tel: 519.866.3459


W. Thur & Sons Ltd.

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

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



Dab’s Repair Ltd.

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


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


Bolton Truck & Trailer 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

Ken Lapain & Sons Ltd

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


OK Tire Truck Repair

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

goulais river

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

North Keele Auto, Truck & Trailer Repair Centre Ltd.

Serge G & D Repair Inc.

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

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

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


B. Andrews Truck Service Centre Ltd. 6755 Columbus Road, Unit #2 Mississauga, ON L5T 2G9 Tel: 905.670.3384

Quickfix Truck Trailer Repairs 6191 Atlantic Drive Mississauga, ON L5T 1N7 Tel: 905.696.6888

new liskeard

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


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


3524 County Road 26, R.R. #2 Prescott, ON K0E 1T0 Tel: 613.925.2889


Wilson Truck & Trailer 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 64 Water Street South Thunder Bay, ON P7B 6T3 Tel: 807.345.5882


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



Quality Truck Repair Inc.

J. Provost Contracting Ltd.

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

683A Hwy 17N Wawa, ON P0S 1K0 Tel: 705-856-4513



D.M.D. Truck Equipment Services Inc.

A-Line Frame & Alignment

5 McDonald Drive Picton, ON K0K 2T0 Tel: 613. 471.2060

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


PeopleNet Partners with Drivewyze for Weigh Station Bypass Service


inneapolis, Minnesota PeopleNet, a provider of fleet mobility solutions, has announced a new partnership with Drivewyze for improving driver efficiency, regulatory compliance and safety, PeopleNet officials said. PeopleNet’s GPS and mobile communication technologies integrated with Drivewyze PreClear offers hands-free delivery

of the weigh station bypass service. “Our partnership with Drivewyze advances our commitment to our customers’ safety, as well as the public’s safety,” said Rick Ochsendorf, PeopleNet Executive Vice President. “Our integration with Drivewyze further enhances our customers’ efficiency, compliance, and safety by providing a hands-free solution that

is fully compliant with federal and state distracted driving regulations. There appears to be even greater potential for collecting additional CSA and vehicle inspection data that will expedite weigh station processing and allow greater focus on vehicles or carriers with potential issues.” Drivewyze PreClear lets the driver know through the in-cab communica-

tions device when the vehicle is approaching a weigh station, Ochsendorf said. If the carrier and vehicle pass criteria established by each state enforcement agency, including safety scores, registration and IFTA tax compliance, the driver receives permission to bypass the inspection site. If there is an issue, the driver is signaled to pull-in. “PeopleNet’s decision

to become a reseller of Drivewyze PreClear through this agreement demonstrates its commitment to providing fleets mobility solutions that can leverage their safety and compliance investments to reduce operating costs,” said Brian Heath, President of Drivewyze. “With PeopleNet’s integrated bypass service, fleets can eliminate the need to manage

multiple vendor accounts and costly transponders, while accessing a more comprehensive service site footprint including temporary inspection sites. An FMCSA study demonstrated that one weigh station stop made for even 5 minutes can save a carrier $8.68 in fuel and time. So, the ability to bypass unnecessary inspections generates tremendous ROI.”


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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

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.


Flying J Dealer

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.

Ontario, Eastern


Flying J Travel Plaza 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. Ontario, Northern


Flying J Travel Plaza

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

410 Government Road East, Kapuskasing, ON P5N 2X7 Tel: 705.337.1333 Fax: 705.337.1208

1196 Chemin des Olivieres, Bernieres, QC G7A 2M6 Tel: 418.831.3772

5 Diesel Lanes, Parking for 40, Showers (4) and hot food available.

Flying J Travel Plaza

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).

Berthierville 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).

Welcome to our complimentary Truck Stop Directory. We want to help truckers and travellers find the nearest truck stop on route to their destination. For details on how you can list your truck stop, call Barb Woodward at 877.225.2232 or email Barb at Alberta


British Columbia


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. September 2013   35

Ontario, Eastern

Ontario, Eastern

Ontario, Northern

Ontario, Western

Ontario, Western

Ontario, Western




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. 36    September 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.




Irving 24

Estevan Husky Travel Centre

Montreal, QC H1N 2C5

201 – 4th Street,

Fax: 514.259.0910





Swift Current

Husky Bulk Sales

5918, Rue Notre Dame Est 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 Tel: 306.934.6766 Fax: 306.668.6110 Drivers’ lounge, convenience store, laundry facilities, ATM, showers, scale & parking.

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

Pilot Flying J

New Travel Center in Moriarty to Serve Professional Drivers


ilot Flying J is pleased to announce the opening of a Pilot Travel Center in Moriarty, New Mexico, featuring full amenities for professional drivers. “We’re thrilled that our new travel center will serve professional drivers traveling on I-40 through New Mexico,” said Pilot Flying J CEO Jimmy Haslam. “We hope drivers will enjoy the convenience and amenities of our new Pilot Travel Center, where our team is working hard to make life better for America’s drivers.” Located off Interstate 40 and Highway 41 at exit 196 at 305 Abrahames Road, the travel center offers many amenities, including: eight diesel lanes and 12 gasoline lanes with high-speed pumps for quicker refueling; Subway and Cinnabon; expanded food offerings to include pizza, soup, salads, sandwiches and hot dogs; premium coffee and cappuccino selections; and everyday products for quick shopping needs. The new facility is Pilot Flying J’s eighth in New Mexico and the 664th overall in North America. The travel center is add-

ing 55 local jobs and is expected to contribute more than $3.5 million annually in state and local tax revenue. “We invite professional drivers to visit our new location,” said Shane Normile, General Manager for the Pilot Travel Center. “Our staff takes great pride in providing the quality service our guests deserve.” Opening the new store is one more step in Pilot Flying J’s mission to making life better for America’s drivers. In 2011, the company launched a $50 million project to remodel driver showers, and it offers DEF at the pump in more than 3,400 lanes nationwide. As with all other Pilot Flying J locations, the Moriarty Pilot Travel Center honors the MyRewards loyalty card, through which members can earn in-store retail and restaurant discounts. The combined network of over 650 Pilot travel centers and Flying J travel plazas across North America serves more than 1.3 million customers daily. V i s i t w w w. p i l o t f l y for more information.


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Section Française

Systèmes de Sécurité

Les Systèmes de Sécurité Tentent de Contrecarrer une Menace Grandissante Par Marek Krasuski


e vol de fret demeure un problème persistant et grandissant, et il faut faire appel à toutes les ressources disponibles pour lutter contre les dégâts qu’il cause à l’industrie du transport et à l’économie. Les pertes fluctuent entre 5 et 9 milliards de dollars chaque année au Canada ; aussi le vol de fret est–il l’une des activités criminelles qui se développe le plus rapidement et qui devient de plus en plus violente. Le fret volé vendu sur des marchés illégaux dépouille les entreprises légitimes de leurs revenus et conduit à une diminution des recettes fiscales. Le nombre exact de vols de fret est difficile à préciser car plusieurs d’entre eux ne sont jamais déclarés. Les compagnies ne supportent pas de voir leur réputation ternie ou de voir augmenter leurs frais d’assurance. Une étude menée par l’alliance canadienne du camionnage indique que la lutte contre le vol de fret fait face à de nombreux défis. Parmi ceux-ci se trouve la loi actuelle, qui ne considère pas le vol de fret comme étant différent du vol des biens ordinaires, si bien que les peines encourues peuvent être assez légères, encourageant de ce fait les voleurs à plus d’audace. Par exemple, selon des sources policières une personne qui possède pour dix mille dollars de stupéfiants est plus susceptible de se faire envoyer en prison qu’une autre qui détient pour un millions de dollars de biens électroniques dérobés. Cette dernière ne verra peut-être même pas l’intérieur d’une cellule de prison. Aussi les forces de l’ordre sont-elles déployées au maximum de leur capacité, encourageant ainsi les criminels à étendre leurs activités illicites. 38    September 2013

C e t t e é t u d e, c o n f i r mée par d’autres dans l’industrie, indique le besoin d’une approche à multiples volets pour faire face au vol de fret. Les compagnies de camionnage développent de nouvelles mesures de sécurité. Les enquêtes exhaustives menées sur les nouveaux partenaires commerciaux deviennent plus fréquentes. Les traces écrites pour traquer les chargements, les étiquettes d’identification et les feuilles de présences sont recommandées. De plus, l’association canadienne du camionnage d’entreprise conseille de sécuriser  les entrepôts avec de l’éclairage, des grillages munis d’alarmes, des vidéos de sécurité et du personnel pour les cours d’entretien. Des postes de surveillance avec détecteurs de mouvement, caméras et alarmes sont aussi recommandées. La campagne contre le vol de fret puise également des ressources ailleurs. Les agences chargées de l’application de la loi mettent en garde les policiers en première ligne, et les compagnies d’assurances mettent à jour leurs capacités à récolter de l’information. Les lobbyistes demandent des peines plus sévères pour dissuader les voleurs. Les systèmes de sécurité installés sur les camions, remorques et chargements sont une partie essentielle de cette approche à plusieurs volets, et de nombreux fournisseurs s’activent pour satisfaire cette demande. Ces fournisseurs offrent de nombreux détecteurs, alarmes, antivols et accessoires anti-siphon. Les appareils anti-siphon qui sont adaptés aux camions commerciaux sont faciles à installer et n’affectent ni la consommation d’essence ni ne causent des retours d’essence. Certains ne peuvent ni

être brisés ni enlevés par des voleurs. The Fuel Lock est une compagnie qui a des appareils de verrouillage modifiés pour plus de sécurité. Leur inventeur, Doug Adolph, a conçu le modèle avec seulement deux parties mobiles. Il s’agit de deux couvercles semi-circulaires en acier couplés sur un bord par une articulation et qui, lorsqu’ils sont mis ensemble, forment un cercle fermé autour du goulot de remplissage du réservoir et une barrière infranchissable qui glisse sur le bouchon. Un cylindre de verrouillage en chrome est ensuite abaissé et un bouchon en caoutchouc résistant aux intempéries est placé sur le récepteur du verrou. L’installation complète dure juste 10 secondes. Le Fuel Lock fait partie d’une grande gamme d’appareils pour prévenir le vol d’essence, qui peut représenter jusqu’à $1100 par réservoir. Les appareils d’enregistrement visuel sont aussi utilisés pour renforcer la sécurité. Windshield Cam est une firme qui fournit une couverture visuelle de 360 degrés des véhicules garés ou en mouvement. Les caméras n’augmentent pas seulement la visibilité, mais enregistre aussi la façon de conduire des autres chauffeurs et, dans le cas d’accidents, montre clairement ce qui s’est réellement produit. La compagnie affirme que les preuves vidéo sont la meilleure protection contre les fausses réclamations face aux camionneurs, les accidents, l’agressivité sur la route, les demandes d’indemnisation et les contraventions. Les enregistrements empêchent le vol de fret, le vol des véhicules et le vandalisme, et ils permettent plus de sécurité pour les chauffeurs lorsqu’ils sont garés. Un client satisfait a

dit : « Le Windshield Cam me donne la tranquillité d’esprit quand je conduis et quand je me gare. Maintenant quand je ne dors pas dans mon camion, je me sens plus en sécurité avec des caméras qui veillent sur mon véhicule. C’est de loin le meilleur achat que j’aie jamais fait pour mon camion.  » Le système Windshield Cam enregistre des vidéos des 4 caméras pour 200 heures, à peu près huit journées complètes. Les plus gros disques durs enregistrent 325 heures de film. Après avoir épuisé la mémoire du disque, le système continue à enregistrer, en réécrivant par-dessus la mémoire existante, en commençant par les enregistrements les plus vieux. Les appareils de traque, eux aussi, sont des éléments essentiels des systèmes de gestion des flottes et jouent un rôle essentiel dans l’amélioration de la sécurité. Les fonctionnalités de haute technologie de ces outils permettent aux propriétaires et aux forces de l’ordre de pister en temps réel les mouvements et l’emplacement des véhicules, et elles aident à récupérer les marchandises volées, réduisent les risques de perte et d’endommagement des chargements, et rendent plus probable la capture des criminels. Le GPS transmet des informations sur le véhicule (vitesse, direction et emplacement) à un utilisateur éloigné. Cette information peut être visionnée par la police sur une carte électronique en cas de vol. C e l l u Tr a k , b a s é e a u Québec, se spécialise dans la gestion d’actifs, la prévention des vols et la récupération des véhicules, ce qui inclut les camions et les remorques. Le rapportage personnalisé permet aux utilisateurs d’observer les mouve-

ments des véhicules en temps réel. Les fonctionnalités standards incluent de la technologie antivol, l’accès sécurisé à un site-web, un détecteur de brouilleur de GPS/GSM, des outils de gestion de gardiennage virtuel et des capacités de surveillance. (Voire la première de page pour plus de détails sur la pleine gamme de produits de CelluTrak). Les systèmes de traque mobiles à communication sans fil utilisent aussi la communication cellulaire et les systèmes GPS. Tandis que les systèmes GPS utilisent un réseau de satellites en orbite pour mettre en communication un utilisateur et ses biens, les alternatives, fondées sur la technologie cellulaire, utilisent des tours de communication à même le sol. Quand un chauffeur va au-delà de la portée d’une tour, le véhicule est transféré à une autre cellule. Des téléphones fixes sont utilisés pour transférer l’information des réseaux cellulaires au lieu d’opération de l’utilisateur. Boomerang Tracking est une compagnie qui a opté pour c e t t e te ch n o lo gie . La technologie cellulaire dissimule l’antenne et le système de pistage profondément dans la carrosserie du véhicule et peut identifier les véhicules et les chargements volés même sous terre et dans des conteneurs en métal. Cette technologie peut mener à des frais d’assurance réduits, ainsi qu’à la récupération rapide des éléments volés, La raison en est que ces appareils de pistage sont combi-

nés avec des équipes de récupération appartenant aux compagnies qui, dans le cas de Boomerang, sont déployées dès qu’elles sont informées d’un vol. Les systèmes de traque incorporent souvent des fonctionnalités de gardiennage virtuel qui alertent les compagnies quand aux mouvements de véhicules dans une zone définie. Une frontière électronique est créée grâce à laquelle tout mouvement de véhicule, autorisé ou non, dans un périmètre restreint sera suivi et communiqué au personnel de la compagnie. Les systèmes de traque sans fil peuvent aussi être étendus du camion à la remorque, fournissant ainsi une vue de la connexion de la remorque au camion et informant le personnel de toute déconnexion. Les expéditeurs, par exemple, peuvent se connecter aux réseaux de communications satellites pour détecter la date exacte de la connexion ou déconnexion d’une remorque. Le dispositif d’affichage dans l’habitacle fournira le numéro d’identification de la remorque à laquelle de conducteur est connecté, donnant l’assurance que le chauffeur est connecté à la bonne remorque. Les systèmes de sécurité deviennent un pilier de l’industrie du transport. L’audace qui conduit à voler presque n’importe quel bien qui peut être rapidement converti en espèces ne fait que mettre en valeur leur importance. A mesure que les activités criminelles augmentent, de nouvelles innovations sont probables.


Section Française

Association du Camionnage du Québec

Du 1 au 7 Septembre 2013 – L’industrie du camionnage au coeur de notre vie!


a Semaine nationale du camionnage constitue une occasion unique pour souligner auprès de l’opinion publique l’importance du camionnage dans l’économie canadienne et son rôle indéniable dans la vie quotidienne de tous les citoyens et citoyennes à travers le pays. Elle permet également de rendre hommage aux hommes et aux femmes qui assurent jour après jour le transport des marchandises en toute sécurité, fiabilité et efficacité. Le ministre des Transports du Québec, Monsieur Sylvain Gaudreault, y fait d’ailleurs référence dans un message spécialement formulé à l’intention des transporteurs routiers du Québec. C’est pourquoi, du 1er au 7 septembre prochain, nous vous encourageons à souligner, à votre manière, la 15e Semaine nationale du camionnage. Joignez-vous à l’Association du camionnage du Québec afin de saluer également les artisans de l’industrie.

Dans le cadre de cet événement, l’ACQ met en place plusieurs initiatives pour souligner la 15e édition de la Semaine nationale du camionnage. Concours de dessins pour trouver le logo de la 15e édition Tout d’abord, l’Association du camionnage du Québec lançait en août dernier un concours de dessins auprès des jeunes du primaire à travers tout le Québec afin de trouver le logo qui marquera cette 15e édition. Les dessins devaient bien sûr illustrer un camion et, autant que possible, le côté humain du camionnage et le respect de l’environnement. L’Association a reçu près de 900 dessins et la grande gagnante, Mademoiselle Bryana JeanJacques, s’est mérité un certificat-cadeau d’une valeur de 250 $ accompagné d’un encadrement de son dessin. De plus, son dessin sera imprimé sur le matériel promotionnel de la 15e Semaine nationale du camionnage. Les cinq autres finalistes ont reçu une édition laminée de

leur dessin. Une nouvelle affiche couleur 4,000 exemplaires de notre affiche couleur complètement renouvelée - seront distribués à nos membres, aux relais routiers (truck stop), aux postes de contrôle routier, à diverses associations et organismes partenaires, divers centres de services de la SAAQ et établissements d’enseignement. De plus, cette année, le rayonnement de la SNC sera élargi auprès du grand public grâce à la précieuse collaboration de Sobeys, du Groupe Jean-Coutu et de Traction/Truckpro qui en feront l’affichage dans leurs commerces à travers le Québec. Des capsules radiophoniques Des messages seront diffusés durant cette Semaine thématique sur les ondes de FM 98,5 et de Radio-Circulation AM 730. Ces messages seront disponibles en écoute sur notre site prochainement. Une campagne d’information Un communiqué de

presse sera acheminé aux médias publics et d’industrie, ainsi que des correspondances ciblées auprès de divers organismes et associations partenaires. Visite d’un Ambassadeur de la route L’Association vous offre la possibilité d’inviter un Ambassadeur de la route pour souligner la Semaine nationale du camionnage. Il pourra s’y rendre avec son ensemble tracteur semi-remorque afin de rafraîchir de façon conviviale les notions d’angles morts et de partage de la route. Les plus jeunes recevront un cahier à colorier et des conseils de sécurité spécialement adaptés à une jeune clientèle. Pour organiser cette visite gratuite, veuillez communiquer quelques semaines à l’avance avec Lise Gaulin par courriel à lgaulin@ ou par téléphone au poste 217. Grand tirage de plusieurs forfaits cadeaux L’ACQ organise un grand tirage pour récompenser les employés des entreprises de transport mem-

bres de l’Association. Le tirage aura lieu le vendredi 6 septembre 2013 à midi aux bureaux de l’Association. Soirée de l’industrie Le 6 septembre à l’Hôtel We s t i n à M o n t r é a l . Au programme : gastronomie, humour avec Jérémy Demay, reconnaissance, remise de certificats émérites (25 ou 50 ans) et tirages. Pour vous inscrire. Soyez de la fête! Il n’est pas nécessaire d’organiser des manifestations coûteuses ou spectaculaires : les moindres gestes d’appréciation empreints de sincérité ont souvent une grande portée. Voici quelques suggestions : Sur les lieux de travail : Café gratuit, muffins et beignets durant la semaine ; laissez-passer pour le cinéma ; remise d’épinglettes ou de plaques, etc. Cadeaux à caractère personnel : lettres, cartes ou notes adressées individuellement par le patron. Certificats-cadeaux grâce auxquels les camionneurs pourraient

faire laver leur camion ou leur véhicule personnel gratuitement, etc. Tableau d’honneur où les noms des camionneurs qui se sont distingués par leur dossier de sécurité ou leur implication dans la communauté. L’équipe : De par sa nature même, le camionnage force les chauffeurs à travailler en solitaire. Envisagez donc la possibilité d’organiser des activités de groupe, comme une série de matches opposant les chauffeurs entre eux. La famille : Compte tenu des horaires prolongés et parfois ardus, remerciez les familles pour leur contribution, en organisant un repas barbecue auquel seraient invitées toutes les familles des camionneurs. De petits cadeauxsouvenirs pourraient être distribués aux enfants et des activités, prévues à leur intention. Les médias : Adressez une lettre au rédacteur en chef du journal local soulignant l’apport des camionneurs à l’économie et à la vie de la communauté.


Le gouvernement du Canada fait progresser le projet du nouveau pont pour le Saint-Laurent en octroyant un contrat pour des études géotechniques et des services de laboratoire


ttawa, Ontario - Le gouvernement du Canada a annoncé qu’il a choisi LVM inc. pour réaliser des études géotechniques et fournir des services de laboratoire en vue de la construction du nouveau pont pour le Saint-Laurent. Ces travaux feront progresser le projet et sa planification, et influenceront beaucoup l’apparence du nouveau pont une fois construit. Le contrat comprend les

services techniques suivants : forages dans les sols et dans le roc; investigations portant sur la qualité et les propriétés des matériaux aux approches du nouveau pont et le long des chaussées existantes; essais en laboratoire sur des échantillons prélevés sur place pour évaluer les propriétés mécaniques du roc et des sols de même que pour déterminer la qualité environnementale des sols, des sédiments et de l’eau souterraine;

certaines investigations géophysiques afin de déterminer des particularités géologiques; autres services de laboratoire variés. Travaux publics et Services gouvernementaux Canada a géré le processus d’approvisionnement de ce contrat en s’assurant de favoriser l’accès à tous, la compétition et l’équité, et à ce qu’il en résulte le meilleur rapport qualitéprix pour les Canadiens. Des échanges commerciaux internationaux

évalués à 20 milliards de dollars transitent chaque année par le pont Champlain. Ainsi, ce corridor joue un rôle majeur pour l’économie régionale de même que pour l’économie de l’ensemble du Canada. Un corridor de transport efficace pour ses usagers, le transport en commun et les véhicules commerciaux est essentiel à la qualité de vie des résidents et des travailleurs du Grand Montréal.

Le Plan d’action économique du Canada est axé sur la création de nouvelles possibilités d’emploi et de croissance, ainsi que sur le maintien de la prospérité à long terme pour les Canadiens. Le renforcement des infrastructures partout au pays constitue une composante importante de ce plan. Grâce au leadership du gouvernement du Canada ainsi qu’à de solides assises économiques et financières, l’économie

canadienne s’est mieux rétablie de la récession mondiale que la plupart des autres pays industrialisés. Le Canada a fait figure de chef de file parmi les pays du G-7 pendant la période de rétablissement économique grâce à la création de plus d’un million de nouveaux emplois nets depuis juillet 2009. Pour en savoir plus au sujet du nouveau pont pour le Saint-Laurent, consultez le ca/nppsl.


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In Memoriam

Phil H. Raymond June 27, 1927 August 1, 2013 aymond, Phillip Hendry (Phil), died August 1, 2013 in Halifax. Born in Halifax in 1927, he was the son of the late Harold G. Raymond and Mary (Hendry) Raymond. He was educated in the Halifax Public Schools and at Dalhousie University. It was at Dalhousie that Phil fell in love with Eula Verge, and that love grew to become the centre of the rest of his life. Phil and Eula were married on August 1, 1950. Phil had accepted a sales position with the Underwood Typewriter Company, in 1951 he was transferred to their Montreal branch, and Phil and Eula moved to Montreal. During their


12 years in that city, Phil increased his business knowledge through study and different work experiences, rising to the role of Controller at a local manufacturing company. In 1963, Phil and Eula returned to Halifax with their young family, after Phil accepted the position of Sales Manager with Scotia Equipment Ltd., a parts and service company, founded in 1919, specializing in commercial vehicles. In 1975, the Raymond family acquired full ownership of the Company. Later, in 1987, Phil changed the name of the company to “Parts for Trucks, Inc.” In 1979 the company had begun an expansion program by opening branch locations in key areas of the four Atlantic Provinces. Phil was successful in establishing distributorship agreements with many of the major manufacturers of heavy-duty truck parts in North America. He attained corporate membership in several trade associations both in Canada and in the United States, serving as a director and officer of many of those

organizations. Phil retired as President of Parts for Trucks in 1996. As a life-long member of the Anglican Church, Phil was an active volunteer at the Cathedral Church of All Saints in Halifax. He served on several Parochial and Diocesan committees, a licensed Diocesan Lay Reader, and was also an active board member of the Institute of Pastoral Training. Phil and Eula were long-time advocates for the mentally challenged and joined volunteer groups that lobbied the government to move intellectually handicapped people out of the institutions and into the community. Phil became involved in what is now the Canadian Association for Community Living (CACL). He was chairman of the Halifax Branch when its first Group Home was established and a founder of the Regional Residential Services Society. He was also on the Board of the Atlantic Research Centre for the mentally challenged, which was associated with Dalhousie University. For three consecutive years he deliv-

In Memoriam

Marshall Redpath February 26, 1976 August 12, 2013 edpath, Marshall Lucas - Cummins Eastern Canada, Sales Manager - Automotive and Military Business.


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It is with tremendous grief that we share with you the tragic loss of Marshall Lucas Redpath, accidentally, on M o n d a y, Au g u s t 1 2 t h 2013 in his 38th year. Beloved son of Thomas and Joni. Loving brother of Hanna (Ed) Kidd, Eva, Feryn, and Ayela. Grandson of Dorothy “Mia” Marshall and Elizabeth “Gram Lil” Redpath. Proud uncle to Jaden, Mia and Ashton Kidd. Lucas is survived by many loving aunts, uncles, cousins and extended family.

Friends and family visited at the Almonte Chapel of Tubman Funeral Homes, 154 Elgin Street, Almonte, on Friday, August, 16th from 6 to 9 pm. Funeral services were held on Saturday, August 17th at 1pm at the Almonte United Church, 106 Elgin Street. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Lucas may do so to the Lanark Animal Welfare Society (LAWS). Donations, condolences and tributes can be made at w w w. t u b m a n f u n e r a l


ered an address to thirdyear medical students about what a physician should say to the parents of a new-born child who has Down Syndrome. Phil enjoyed boating from the time he was 12 years old, especially sailing. He was a Past Commodore, and a Life-Member, of the Armdale Yacht Club. He was also an active and enthusiastic member of the Masonic Fraternity for many years. Phil, Eula, and John enjoyed many years home on St. Margaret’s Bay, delighting in frequent visits by their 13 grandchildren. As a father and grandfather, Phil was an inspiring role-model, a ready source of wisdom and kindness. His children and grandchildren

were as proud of him as he was of them. Phil is survived by his wife, the former Eula Verge, his sister Lorna Mitchell of Pictou, his sons Paul (Diane), Andy (Carmel), and John, all of Halifax, his daughters, Jane (Kim Shapiro), of Birmingham, UK, and Mary (Keith Preston), of Halifax, his grandchildren Phil (Lindsey), Danielle, and Nicolas Raymond, Duncan, Madeline, Emily, and Heather Raymond, Abigail and Eric Shapiro, Matthew, Andrew, Laura, and Scott Preston. He was predeceased by his sister Priscilla Bauld. Cremation has taken place. Visitation took place Tuesday, August 6th, 2-4 PM and 7-9 PM at J.A. Snow Funeral Home, 339

Lacewood Drive, Halifax. Funeral service was held Wednesday, August 7th, 11 AM at the Cathedral Church of All Saints, 1340 Martello Street, Halifax. A private family interment will take place in St. Andrew’s Anglican Cemetery, Watt Section. The family wishes to thank the staff of Drummond Hall for their kind and compassionate care to Phil, and their thoughtfulness to his family. If so desired, memorial donations may be made to Halifax Adult Services Society, 3430 Prescott Street, Halifax N.S. B3K 4Y4 or SRCF Learning Centre for Halifax, 1A Boland Road, Dartmouth N.S. B3A 3G7. “He lived respected, and died regretted.”



Verspeeten Cartage Ltd.

Family Owned Company Celebrates 60th Anniversary


ngersoll, Ontario – In 1953, Canada celebrated the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II; General Motors introduced the EX-122 Concept Car (also known as the Corvette), Canadian Percy Faith and his Orchestra had the Billboard Number 1 song “Where is your heart”, author Ian Fleming published the very first James Bond Novel: Casino Royale and the 401 did not even exist! In 1953, Delhi residents

Archie and Irene Verspeeten bought their first truck and began the story of Verspeeten Cartage. Founded by Archie Verspeeten, Verspeeten Cartage has been 100% family owned since 1953. Growing up on a Norfolk County farm in rural Ontario, Archie developed a practical approach to business and a strong work ethic that he would later pass on to his 5 sons. In 1953 when he bor-

rowed $800 to buy his first truck, Archie never imagined that one day he and his boys, Ron, Dennis, Brian, Alan and Mark would build a major transportation organization with a fleet of over 1,400 pieces of equipment. Although today Verspeeten Cartage Ltd. looks vastly different from the company Archie founded in 1953, their values have remained the same. In fact, it is still their mission to exceed their

customer’s expectations for Quality, Service, Safety, Price and Technology at every turn. On November 1, 2006 Archie Verspeeten officially retired and sold the company to his son Ron Verspeeten who had served as the company’s Vice President and then President over the last 30 years. Today, Ron plans to continue to grow the business based on the principles his father held so dear. As today’s recog-

nized leader in transporting goods for the Automotive Industry, Ron, together with his son Scott and the entire team continue to look for ways to improve the way Verspeeten Cartage Ltd. does business and deliver value to customers. On August 31, 2013, Verspeeten Cartage officially celebrated their 60th Anniversary by hosting an event to honour their employees both current and retired, their customers, suppliers,

community and family. For more information contact Scott Verspeeten, General Manager of Verspeeten Cartage Ltd. at 519.425.7881 or email scott@verspeeten. com.


Ontario Trucking Association

Steed Standard Transport Celebrates 100th Anniversary!


teed Standard Transport is celebrating 100 years in Stratford this year. To mark this milestone, the company hosted an Open House this summer to celebrate the history of Steed Standard Transport which has spanned a century and four generations within the

same family. Over 350 guests were in attendance including employees and their families (some who have been with the company for 50 years) as well as customers and suppliers. There were festivities for all ages including a display of memorabilia, both vintage

and new company trucks, a mobile truck simulator, live music, horse and wagon rides (complete with an actor in the role of the company’s founder, James “Scotty” Hamilton, who spoke of the history of the company and life in Stratford in 1913). Company drivers who

served as ambassadors for the day proudly shared stories of their careers and the trucking industry. Highlights of the event included an unveiling of a commemorative 100th Anniversary trailer which guests later signed as a guest book, followed by speeches and an outdoor barbeque.

Steed Standard Transport is a regular sponsor of community and cultural events, business development initiatives and local sports teams. We are proud sponsors of the Stratford Shakespeare Festival, Gallery Stratford, the United Way, Stratford Rotary Complex and Rotary

Hockey, Optimism Place, the Canadian Cancer Society, Trucks for Change, and the OTA Education Foundation.


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Transport for Christ

Are The Best Things in Life Free?

By Chaplain Len Reimer


here is no free lunch, they say, yet the best things in life are free. “There

has to be a catch,” we say confidently, when the doorbell or the phone rings and the sales pitch starts. Each of us has a sneaking suspicion that we will find ourselves paying out somewhere along the line, even for the free things. Yet God chooses to tell us there is no catch when it comes to salvation. Revelation 22:17 (ESV) The Spirit and the Bride say, “Come, and let the one who is thirsty come,

let the one who desires take the water of life without price. Eternal life is without charge!” This doesn’t mean that eternal life costs nothing. “Ah, there you go,” I hear someone say triumphantly, “I knew there had to be a catch!” No, there is no catch. There is a price that someone has to pay. But no human being has enough to pay for his or her sins, no amount of changed behaviour; offerings, community ser-

vice, prayer, meditation, bible reading or churchgoing can pay the debt we owe. Jesus paid the price on the cross. It has been said, “He paid a debt he did not owe; I owed a debt I could not pay.” When we accept Jesus as our Savior, God charges our sin to his account. Our debt is removed, and we become debt free. Jesus paid our debt in full! That’s why he can offer us eternal life as a free

gift, “without charge.” Listen to Isaiah; “Is anyone thirsty? Come and drink, even if you have no money! Come, take your choice of wine or milk, it’s all free!” (Isaiah 55:1). So stop trying to pay the debt yourself, just come. “Let the thirsty ones come, anyone who wants to. Let them come and drink the water of life without charge”. (Revelations 22:17). Come! It’s such a simple word, but it’s the only one neces-

sary. Come! You can pray this simple prayer: “Lord Jesus, I need You. Thank You for dying on the cross for my sins. I open the door of my life and receive You as my Savior and Lord. Thank You for forgiving my sins and giving me eternal life. Take control of the throne of my life. Make me the kind of person You want me to be.” I invite you to pray this prayer and Christ will come into your life, as He promised.


Western Report

Weigh2GoBC WIM & AVI Technologies By Michael Howe


f there is one thing that both truck drivers and fleets can agree on, it’s that time is important. Delays in delivering loads cost money, idle time costs money, and any time not rolling down the road is time when money is not being earned. Even stopping at weigh stations can be costly, especially if there are long lines or detailed inspections. British Columbia offers a solution to the weigh station delays through its Weigh2GoBC program. The results thus far indicate that the system is working as intended. We i g h 2 G o B C ( w w w. is a network of Weigh-in-Motion (WIM) and Automatic Vehicle Identification (AVI) technologies. Fleets or independent operators with a BCeID are eligible to participate in the Weigh2GoBC program, though there is an application process. Once approved, transponders are delivered to the carrier for placement in the trucks. Having a transponder in a truck means that it only needs to be checked at the first Weigh2GoBC station; then, it may be allowed to bypass any subsequent inspection - though a truck can still be required to stop for inspection. How effective has the Weigh2GoBC program 42    September 2013

been in releasing drivers from inspection stations? According to information provided by Kate Trotter, Public Affairs Officer for the British Columbia Ministry of Transportation, the program has been quite effective thus far. For example, 4,081 transponders have been issued to 211 carriers and the number is steadily increasing. To date, around 250,000 green lights have been issued, saving industry an estimated $4.2 million dollars. The program is effective for both long haul and short haul truckers. Short haul truckers in areas like the Nordel and Quesnel locations must cross the scales multiple times in a day. W2G has cut down on the number of times that these vehicles must report. In the case of long haul carriers travelling from Vancouver to Calgary, for example, they can be checked by the WIM and AVI while at the Laidlaw station in Hope and get potential bypass clearance at Kamloops and Golden stations, (WIM - weigh in motion), (AVI - Automatic Vehicle Identification). According to the Weigh2GoBC program website there are very real monetary benefits of using the system too. “Interviews with participating carriers have shown that each by-

pass of an inspection station saves approximately 10 minutes of driver time. This includes the time it takes to de-

celerate when entering an inspection station, driving through that station and then attaining highway speed once back out on the highway.” Additionally, there are fuel savings real-

ized by not stopping and starting. “Studies show that a commercial vehicle uses between 0.41 and 0.733 liters when reporting to an inspection station.” For carriers, there are added benefits for participating in the program. Carriers will be able to access the data from the transponders, meaning they can confirm the date, time and station their truck passed, as well as the results of the screening at each station. This is beneficial in not only knowing

the whereabouts of a truck, but also in confirming log book entries. Carriers can also increase the likelihood of certain drivers being inspected, thus helping to ensure compliance among probationary drivers, high infraction drivers, or any others the carrier deems appropriate to monitor. Overall, the benefits associated with the Weigh2GoBC program make it worthwhile to consider. The time and fuel savings alone are quantifiable and meaningful. The Weigh-

2GoBC transponders work with the PrePass system (though the PrePass system does not work with Weigh2GoBC), and the NORPASS transponders can be registered in the Weigh2GoBC program. Though not perfect, there is some flexibility with the system, and thus far it has proven to be an effective tool for the industry. Follow Mike on Twitter @TruckingDC. Like M i k e o n w w w. f a c e b o o k . c o m / Tr u c k i n g PoliticsMore.



Western Report

Unique Pacific Coast Highway Tunnel Projects By Michael Howe


ave you ever heard the saying that “there’s nowhere to go but up?” Well, with highway construction that is not always the case. In fact, sometimes down is the best direction – down and under, that is. Along the Pacific Coast there are two interesting highway tunnel projects, though both are uniquely different and interesting. Both are high profile and have garnered significant public interest, not only in their local communities but region wide. The George Massey Tunnel project in British Columbia and the Washington State Route 99 through (err, under) Seattle are both quite interesting. George Massey Tunnel Opened in 1959 amid great fanfare, with Queen Elizabeth present, the George Massey Tunnel is 629 meters long, and was the first tunnel project in North America to use immersed tube technology. Now, in 2013, it assumed that the useful life of the original tunnel is nearing an end. In 10-15 years major components

of the tunnel will need to be replaced entirely, and thus the planning process for the tunnel replacement began in late 2012. Kate Trotter, Public Affairs Officer for the British Columbia Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, says, “The Government of B.C. recognizes the importance of the George Massey Tunnel to the movement of goods and people in the region, including cross-border truck traffic.” According to Trotter, the George Massey Tunnel users face significant traffic congestion. The existing crossing is at capacity during the morning and afternoon rush, and near capacity throughout the day. “That’s why we’re committed to work with communities in Metro Vancouver to accelerate replacement of the Massey Tunnel,” says Trotter. Between November 2012 and April 2013, the government held public consultation meetings during which more than 2,000 people participated in those two phases (Phase 1’s consultation was focused on understanding the current travel needs,

and Phase 2’s consultation was focused on options for the tunnel replacement). “This consultation was the first step in planning to ensure we have a timely solution in place to meet the needs of the communities, businesses and commuters that rely on this crossing,” says Trotter. “The summary report for this second phase of consultations is due later this year.” According to the George Massey Tunnel Replacement website (engage., there are five potential scenarios for the George Massey Tunnel crossing: Maintain the existing tunnel, replace the existing tunnel with a new bridge, replace the existing tunnel with a new tunnel, maintain the existing tunnel and build a new crossing along the existing Highway 99 corridor, and maintain the existing tunnel and build a new crossing in a new corridor. Based on those scenarios, its little wonder the British Columbia government is interested in public input and is starting the planning phase now. With only 10-15 years of useful

life on the original tunnel, it is important to start planning now as projects of this magnitude take significant time. Projects of this magnitude also have significant impacts (financial, convenience, other) on local communities and businesses that rely on the Tunnel. There is, of course, an international impact as well with a border crossing. This is a project that those in the trucking industry should stay informed on. Washington State Route 99 Under Seattle When the world’s largest tunneling machine arrived by ship in Seattle on April 2, 2013, it did so with great fanfare. This was, after all, the sign that digging would soon begin on a new Washington State Route 99 under Seattle. It was in 1953 that the original Alaskan Way Viaduct opened along the waterfront of Seattle, and now it is on the verge of being replaced by a tunnel dug by “Bertha,” a five-story tall tunneling machine that will ultimately create a new path for the route. On July 30, 2013, Bertha

“Bertha” is a five-story tall tunneling machine that will ultimately create a new path for the Alaskan Way Viaduct. began its job – digging a tunnel – but won’t be seen again for about 14 months when it emerges at the end of its underground track. Bertha will dig a 2 mile tunnel under Seattle’s downtown, and will remove over 850,000 cubic yards of soil (which will be reclaimed). With the project divided into 10 zones, the first one was just underway at the time of this writing. “We designed the project so that we would have opportunities to test the machine and make sure she’s functioning properly before we get beneath downtown,” said Linea Laird, Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) administrator for the Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Program. “If Bertha was learning to ride a bike, this initial section would be her training wheels.” One of the reasons for the Washington State Route 99 tunnel project is that in 2001 an earthquake damaged the original viaduct and a decision was made to take it down and replace the route. The tunnel itself is expected to be very safe during an earthquake. According to the WSDOT’s web site ( Projects/Viaduct), “Structural engineers agree that tunnels can be one of the safest places to be during an earthquake. The SR 99 tunnel is being designed to withstand an earthquake that only happens every 2,500 years on average

(in the range of 9.0 on the Richter scale) without collapsing.” The trucking industry will have access to the tunnel, though hazardous or combustible materials will be prohibited. The new tunnel maintains the current freight route through Seattle and preserves U.S. Interstate 5 for regional and state freight trips. Other improvements in the area related to the project will also result in better access to I-5 and I-90 from the Port of Seattle. One of the downsides of the tunnel project, like so many new infrastructure improvements, is that tolling is likely once it is opened. “In 2013 WSDOT was directed by the Washington State Legislature to raise $200 million from tolls for the SR 99 Tunnel Project,” states the WSDOT web site. At this time an advisory committee has been established to consider tolling options. After 14 months of tunneling and moving 850,000 cubic yards of soil, Bertha’s job will be complete. Then, the work begins on building the roadway and tunnel structure. This impressive $3.1 billion project will have a significant impact on travel through the Seattle area. Safe digging Bertha, see you next year! Follow Mike on Twitter @TruckingDC. Like Mike on www. PoliticsMore.


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Health & Fitness

Stress, Emotional Eating & Weight By Dr. George Traitses


eeping a Healthy Weight and especially losing weight is not easy for many reasons says Dr. George Traitses. For one, easy access to extremely tasty high-calorie foods pushes many to overeat. Living with stress a common source of negative emotions - also makes it difficult to keep healthy habits. In fact, according to, up to 75 percent of overeating is driven by emotions. Stress in particular has the power to push people toward overeating and other unhealthy behaviors. Research shows that stress forces people - particularly those who usually restrain their eating - to eat more and to choose high-fat foods over healthier ones. The high-calorie foods serve as self-medication, producing a relief from negative emotions. Of course, the relief is only temporary - the effect of chocolate, for example, disappears after only three minutes, according to studies. However, because the food or beverage reduces

a negative emotion, even temporarily, we tend to turn to it again next time we experience the same emotion. Not all food works, though. When sad, disappointed, irritable or anxious, we don’t crave carrots or celery. Instead, we turn to ice cream, chips, cookies or chocolate. Research shows the palatability of these foods may affect brain chemistry. Yet, food only numbs the feelings - without resolving underlying causes and by adding inches to our waistlines, we also pile guilt onto the mix. Become Aware of Your Habits The first step to conquering emotional eating is identifying your bad habits. Do you find yourself eating when you are not really hungry or when you are in a certain mood? The next step is to pinpoint the triggers. Some emotional eating is caused by negative emotions - being bored, irritated, upset or stressed out. Certain thinking patterns, such as “I had a bad day at work; let me treat myself” or “I am overweight already, so what harm will one cookie do?” also

push people to overeat. Unhealthy behavior patterns, such as stocking the pantry with tempting and unhealthy food, can also contribute to the problem. To establish your patterns of emotional eating, write down the foods you eat and the accompanying feelings and thoughts. Record the times you eat and drink, the types and quantities of foods and beverages, your hunger rating (on a scale of 0 to 10) and situations preceding eating and any notable emotions. Forming Healthy Habits Depending on the triggers, your strategy will differ. For some, learning to recognize the physical hunger may be needed. Ask yourself, “What exactly would feel good in my body now? Is it something hot, cold, sweet, crunchy or mushy?” Narrow the food down without judging it good or bad. Learn to trust your body. Those with unhealthy thinking patterns need help to identify the patterns and “refashion” the thinking. For example, instead of deciding that an extra cookie won’t mat-

Healthy Living

Multiple Health Benefits of Cucumbers By Brenda Ricker


ucumbers are one of the super foods. They are the fourth most cultivated vegetable in the world and known to be one of the best foods for your body’s overall health. Here is a summary of what they can do for you. Cucumbers function as a quick pick me-up and are a good source of B vitamins. They rehydrate the body as they are 95 percent water, and replenish it with daily vitamins. Cucumbers are also an excellent source for skin and hair care. If you don’t like to eat them, they can

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also be used for skin irritations and sunburns. Cucumbers contain three lignans which have a strong history of research in fighting several cancer types. They can also eliminate a foggy mirror. Before taking a shower, rub a cucumber slice along a mirror and it will eliminate the fogging. Want to relieve bad breath? Take a slice of cucumber and press it to the roof of your mouth. They can also prevent a morning hangover by eating a few slices before going to bed.

Cucumbers aid in weight loss and digestion. Due to their low calorie and high water content, they are an ideal diet supplement. Cucumbers also are known for curing diabetes, reducing cholesterol and controlling blood pressure. The juice contains a hormone which is needed by the cells of the pancreas for producing insulin. This prized vegetable also promotes joint health, relieves gout and arthritis pain, thanks to it being an excellent source of silica. For the complete file email me at: health_you_


ter, you may say to yourself, “I’m trying to keep a healthy weight - so the cookie may make a difference. Why don’t I eat something healthier?” While it may sound forced in the beginning, over time you can change the way you think. If you use food as a reward, a stress reliever or a distraction, try brainstorming and developing a list of healthier, non-foodrelated coping activities, such as reading, doing Sudoku, exercising, breathing techniques, or meditation or massage. Keep a written list of the most effective coping activities handy - to turn to in times of intense emotions, when it may be hard to think clearly. Maintaining Motivation As with any other habit, emotional eating takes motivation, time and practice to break. Get support from your doctor of chiropractic and other health care pro-

viders you visit. Find what will inspire you to form healthy habits. For many people, appearance, health and well-being serve as meaningful motivators but they may need to be spelled out into practical terms, such as an outfit you want to wear, a health problem you want to avoid or an activity you want to do. Take some time to verbalize it in detail. Your doctor of chiropractic can help you find specific foods and techniques that will help you - and give you detailed homework. Once you start a new program, remind yourself about your reasons to keep weight off to help yourself stay on track. Reducing Stress The following strategies can also help lessen the effects of stress on your health and improve stress tolerance: • Think positively to lessen the negative effects of

stress on your health. • Get out and enjoy nature. • Try aromatherapy, or smelling the essential oils of plants, to unwind after a stressful day. • Relax with a cup of tea. • Laugh it off. Humor relieves stress and anxiety and prevents depression, helping put your troubles in perspective. • Build a support system to help you cope with stressful events. • Listen to music. • Try meditation to calm your mind. • Get a massage. • Give exercise a shot to relieve stress and get into good physical shape. For more information on health and safety visit the Ontario Chiropractic Association Web site at www. or call 877.327.2273. Dr. George Traitses, can be reached at 416.499.5656 or visit www.



Trucking For A Cure

Trucking for a Future, a Future Without Breast Cancer Who Will You Be Driving For On Saturday, October 5th, 2013?


nce again the driving force battling breast cancer will be traveling along highway 401 in a rainbow of pink ribbons, supporting the fighters, admiring the survivors, honoring the taken, and never ever giving up hope! Our 4th Annual Trucking for a Cure this year will be starting and ending at the TA Travel Centre in Woodstock, Ontario with lots of activities planned for the whole family to enjoy! Organizers have been attending various trucking events all summer long with their “Paint the Industry Pink Tour” to not only promote their convoy, but to bring forward the importance of breast health and awareness in

our trucking community. We are very excited to once again have the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation’s “Pink Tour Bus” returning this year! The tour has been hitting the road all summer long, with over 90 stops in communities across Ontario. Along with our major sponsors, Peterbilt Ontario Truck Centres, Highland Transport and all our returning and new sponsors, Davey Truck Sales, Sheehan’s Truck Centre, Expressway Trucks, Bison, Travellers, Trimac, OK Tire just to name a few and our amazing drivers! We just may see one of the most “PINKED OUT” convoys rolling along the highway this year! The OPP Golden Hel-

mets Precision Motorcycle Team will be performing, Great Lakes Classic Truck Club will be joining us and local southern Ontario rock band Shattered will be taking the stage from 1pm - 4pm. There will be a silent auction, BBQ, kid’s zone, local crafters, draw prizes, and guest speakers from the foundation. Along with our drivers, generous sponsors, and our Team Cure members, our goal is to once again turn the transportation industry “PINK” in the month of October! To be the driving force battling breast cancer and to keep steering towards a cancer free future! Be a part of our driving

force and join us on October 5th and help us Drive out Breast Cancer one truck at a time! To learn more about how you can get involved, contact Joanne Mackenzie at 613-803-1711 or email Laura Horner at Yo u c a n s u p port this event

and become a sponsor by making a direct online donation directly to the CBCF- Ontario: https://secure.e2rm. com/registrant/startup. aspx?eid=118281. Visit our website www. or check us out on Face Book for all the latest events and updates!


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Complete: Highway 97 Winfield to Oyama Project


ake Country, British Columbia The new four-lane nine-kilometre section of Highway 97 between Winfield and Oyama officially opened to traffic on August 16, 2013. “ O u r g ov e r n m e n t i s proud to have partnered with the province on this important initiative that will enhance safety and ease traffic congestion for residents and travellers along this heavily-used section of Highway 97,” said Kelowna-Lake Country MP Ron  Cannan, on behalf of Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport. “Our investments are delivering real results for the Okanagan Valley, and we will continue to support projects that create good local jobs and promote long-term economic growth in the region.” “Highway 97 will improve travel for residents and visitors to

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the Okanagan by making transportation safer and more efficient,” said Kelowna-Lake Country MLA and Parliamentary Secretary to the Premier Norm Letnick. “This project will also strengthen our economy by improving commercial traffic flow through this important corridor, and has the a d d e d e nv i r o n m e n t a l benefit of a route that protects our scenic lakefront spaces.” The $77.9-million project was completed on time and on budget and funded under the Building Canada Fund. The B.C. government invested $51.1 million and the Government of Canada funded $26.8 million. Approximately 400  direct jobs were created over the life of the project. “This is a momentous event in history for Lake Country and we wish to thank our provincial

and federal representatives for their strong support of this project to improve Highway 97,” said Lake Country Mayor James Baker. “The new highway will provide an improved travel route with access to two areas of our community, and the previous highway will be renamed Pelmewash Parkway and it will provide the community with an opportunity to develop a significant recreational corridor along Wood Lake.” The new four-lane stretch was constructed west of the existing highway above Wood  Lake, with a 100  km/hour speed limit. Crews built two truck climbing lanes for slower moving traffic and installed a concrete median barrier for added safety. The project included two overpasses near Oceola Road at the south end

of Wood Lake and Gatzke Road at the north end, to connect the existing highway to the new one. Two underpasses were built at Old Mission Road and Lake Country Access to provide access to Crown land on the west side of the highway. The ministry worked in strong partnership with the Westbank First Nation

and the Okanagan Indian Band to preserve heritage values along the highway. Archaeological works were undertaken by the ministry’s consultant and members of both local First Nations bands, in order to protect archaeological sites found along the corridor. The ministry also took all necessary measures to

ensure that local wildlife was undisturbed by the project. Two environmentally sensitive areas with bat habitat were preserved for the bats to continue to live in the area. Lizards and rattle snakes found along the route during construction were captured and relocated to two newly constructed reptile dens.



The Safety Tip Advisor

Brake Problems 101

By Alvis Violo


ince we will all experience problems with our brakes over our lifetime, it’s time to refresh our memories on potential brake problems. Like most people, we begin to panic because the brakes are the most important part of our vehicle. Although some problems are more serious than others, we should all know the basics when it comes to troubleshooting problems with our braking systems. Below you will find some of the most common questions and answers regarding brake problems. As you read through them, make a mental note of how many you have personally experienced. Why does the brake pedal feel softer or harder than normal? A softer

or harder pedal may be caused by a faulty master cylinder or power booster. It could also be a system leak or wrong adjustments. Why am I losing brake fluid? Since the hydraulic system should be sealed, a loss of fluid indicates a leak or wear of the brake pads and/or shoes. Why is there a pulsation or vibration when I apply my brakes? The rotors or drums or discs may be cracked or distorted. Why do my brakes pull to one side? It can be caused by uneven tire pressures, defects in the steering or suspension systems, front end out of alignment, or brake fluid leak on one of the linings. The linings may be excessively worn or unmatched or the brakes have not been adjusted properly or evenly. One or more of the drums, discs or shoes may be warped or a brake hose or line either clogged or kinked. A broken rear spring could also be the cause. Why does my brake pedal feel spongy? There could be air bubbles in the hydraulic system or the brake shoes defective

or not worn in, especially if new. The drums may be excessively worn, the brake fluid contaminated or incorrect, or the master cylinder may be loose on mounting. Why do my brakes squeal or chirp? Possible causes may be worn-out brake pads or linings, warped rotor or drum, brake linings glazed; the brake shoe retaining or return spring defective, or possibly deformed brake shoes. Why does my brake pedal drop to the floor? There may be air in the hydraulic system, a fluid leak in the master cylinder (past primary cup), a hose or line leak in the system, or the rear brakes misadjusted. Why are my brakes “pulsating”? If the pedal pul-

sates under your foot as you come to a normal stop, such as at a traffic light, you’ve probably got warped front rotors and need to have them repaired. On vehicles equipped with ABS, you may notice a rapidly pulsating pedal under hard braking. This is normal and is the vehicle’s way of telling you that the ABS system is activated. But if you feel the pulsating during normal slow speed stops, get the brake system looked at by a professional as soon as possible. Why is my vehicle pulling to a side when I press the brake? If the vehicle pulls to one side when the brakes are applied you may have a sticking front caliper. This can be extremely dangerous

during inclement weather driving conditions and should be fixed immediately. Sometimes, though, the pulling is caused by uneven tire pressures, so check the air pressure before deciding the brakes are bad. Why are my brakes squealing and grinding? Brakes aren’t supposed to make noise as they operate. If you hear a grinding or squealing sound when the pedal is applied, it is time for new brake shoes or pads. Get it done right away. Postponing service is not only unsafe, it could raise the cost of repairs. How many of these problems have you experienced? My guess would be at least five out of ten. By understanding the probable causes of the brake

problem, the goal of this article is to hopefully reduce the panic you may encounter while driving. Just to be on the safe side however, you should always have a professional inspect your brakes as soon as the problem occurs. Drive safe, think positive and be prosperous. Alvis Violo is the C.E.O. of Emergency Road Services Corporation, a coast to coast bilingual 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


Canadian Trucking Alliance

Prep Work Begins for DRIC Bridge


reparation work is underway on Windsor’s west end for the first phases of the new Detroit River International Crossing (DRIC) at the

Windsor-Detroit border. A presidential permit for the new crossing was approved in April and it now appears preliminary work is underway.

According to reporter Dave Battagello at the Windsor Star, a fence has recently been erected in Brighton Beach area to mark off the new federally owned property which will be home of the Canadian plaza for the bridge, which will be built about two kilometres downriver from the Ambassador Bridge. The Star also reports that Transport Canada has launched environmental measures required within the lands that will serve as the launching point for the new bridge. The agency is also working closely with other departments, including the Canada Border Services Agency, on the design of the Canadian plaza and completing negotiations with property owners for the remaining lands required for the plaza site. On the U.S. side, design work for the plaza and customs inspection area is also well underway, Transport Canada’s Mark Butler told the newspaper.

Government officials overseeing the bridge project indicated construction should begin in either late 2015 or early 2016. It is expected to take four years to complete. In the meantime, an international bridge authority of six officials three each from Canada and the U.S. - must be appointed. They are to establish a public-private partnership corporation that will be responsible for funding, building, managing and maintaining the new bridge. The trucking industry is being patient as preparation and construction of the DRIC bridge slowly gets underway, said OTA’s Stephen Laskowski, says. “The private and public sectors will always define ‘quick’ differently,” he said. “That said, the trucking sector is very aware and appreciative that both Ottawa and Queen’s Park continue to make the construction of the new bridge a very high priority.”


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The Complacency Coach

Where is the Kink in Your Marketing Message?

By Bruce Outridge


ave you ever seen something and wondered to yourself, did I just see what I think I saw? Have you ever wondered why a company spent time and money to do something amazing to have it wrecked by one piece of the puzzle that they couldn’t control? You wonder why they even bothered. We have all seen incidents of this and probably just move on shaking our heads. It may mean nothing to us as observers, but to the company that invested all that money into the effort, they may not realize that their best practices have been torn

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to shreds due to a kink in the line. This came to mind at a recent visit to a truck show. Of course, many of the trucks in the show are amazing and owned and operated by proud owners willing to spend the time and money to make their ride the best it could be, maybe even take home a trophy for their efforts. But what about the drivers not at the show? Do they have any influence over the color or make or model of the rig they are driving? Do they care how the truck looks? Companies use their trucks as their marketing messages to customers and the public, often spending big money making them look good. In fact, for many companies that may be all they have. Big iron and quality drivers can make the difference between closing the doors or getting more business. Many have planned on that being their most important marketing approach. You see trucks in recruiting

posters, on websites and on the road, among other places. With truck wraps costing thousands of dollars and paint jobs that can be delicate to produce, you wonder why companies don’t follow through on the whole package, why they don’t take the kink out of their line. With a recruiting shortage in full swing and everyone trying to pull from the same pool of drivers, that marketing message becomes even more important. To keep it consistent however, you must make sure you don’t develop a kink in your line. Remember that old saying, “Your chain is only as strong as your weakest link?” That aphorism is very true, and when you spend all kinds of money on developing a brand, painting trucks, ordering the top of the line equipment and then hire a driver that is sub standard and conveys a poor image, what have you done to your marketing program? You have put a kink in it. The challenge of the CEO

is to make sure that the message is complied with all the way down the line. If your truck rolls into a customer location and they are excited to see it, and then your driver gets out of the truck looking like a zombie from a horror movie, you have just

spoiled that first impression, the one that will be remembered for a long time to come. Branding is a full time commitment for any business and image is everything. Don’t let it fail because of a kink in your line. Bruce Outridge is a trans-

portation consultant with over 30 years of experience and author of the books Running By The Mile and Driven to Drive. Courses are also available for owner operators based on his books. For more information please visit his website at



Addressing Obstacles Will Encourage Women to Enter Careers in the Trucking Industry By Ellen Voie


art of the miss i o n o f Wo m e n In Trucking is to address obstacles that might keep women from entering the industry. One of the first questions often asked is, “what are these obstacles?” While there are numerous things that might limit the number of women who consider careers in trucking, the most crucial one is about image. From the outside, we don’t appear to be very female focused. Not only does the trucking industry have a very male dominated culture, we haven’t always reached out to women to invite them to join us. Look around you at any public event and then start asking the women there if they would like a job as a professional driver, mechanic or safety director. The typical reaction is one of disbelief. We’ve heard comments ranging from, “I’m not mechanically minded,” to “I’m not strong enough,” to “I can’t drive a stick shift.” While men might

often have the same response, our goal is to tell women that they CAN drive, fix, own, sell or dispatch trucks and that the industry wants and needs them. In addition to getting this message to the potential driver population, we need to show the non-trucking public that women are already doing these jobs - and have been for many years. How does Women In Trucking Association work toward changing this image? Here are some of the ways we’ve been successful in reaching women who might not have considered a career in the trucking industry. First, by being a resource about women in the industry, we are often asked for quotes or to contribute to articles in the mainstream media. On many occasions, our staff or members are given the opportunity to appear on television or radio and reach beyond our own trucking community. In April 2010 Chicago’s CBS Channel 2 inter-

viewed Pat Sterling of Diva Trucking to talk about her status as a minority business owner-operator. In 2007 WIT board member and professional driver, Maggie Peterson, was interviewed for a Wall Street Journal article about truck driving championships. In 2008 WIT member Daren Baird appeared on the Today Show where she gave Meredith Vieira a ride in her big rig. WIT member Shannon Smith was featured in a book, Hidden America by Jeanne Marie Laska, who read about Smith in an article from Women In Trucking. Oprah included a story about her in the May 2012 O Magazine with a circulation of 2.5 million readers. The article then led to an appearance on the Ricki Lake Show, where Smith gave Ricki a driving lesson aired to nearly 100,000 viewers. Events such as the “Influential Woman in Trucking Award” sponsored by Navistar provide great exposure for the women in leadership roles in our industry. The annual Sa-

lute to Women Behind the Wheel event held each March in Louisville, Kentucky, highlights the accomplishments of hundreds of female professional drivers. Sporting events give us the chance to reach a greater audience, especially when they are broadcast on national television. In 2010, the LA Sparks held an event to honor Lisa Leslie’s mom, Christine Leslie-Espinoza, who supported Lisa and her siblings as a professional driver. The Minnesota Lynx held a special Women In Trucking night in 2011 and this year the Cleveland Indians hosted a Women In Transportation event during a game against the Texas Rangers. Sports fans might have seen the Women In Trucking “Salute to the Women Behind the Wheel” commercial that was aired on ESPN during the Humanitarian Bowl in 2010 and the Famous Potato Bowl in 2011. The WIT President/CEO is often invited to speak at non-trucking indus-

try events, such as the Pinellas Technical College graduation ceremony in Florida. Voie has addressed high school girls in Indiana during a Wider Opportunities for Women day and college aged women at the University of Iowa Logistics Conference. Voie speaks to civic groups such as the Rotary, Lions and Zonta International organizations. The exposure WIT has brought to the need for more women in transportation careers has resulted in roundtable discussions with regulatory officials and legislators. Recent White House invitations include the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Equal Pay Act, panel discussions to encourage women to seek careers in transportation, meetings to address harassment issues and joint meetings with the departments of Labor and Education to define skill sets for teenagers to steer them into transportation related jobs. In July of 2012, Women In Trucking received an award from the White House for being a “Transportation Innovator Champion of Change.” U.S. DOT Secretary LaHood praised the organization for, “thinking outside the box” in promoting careers in the trucking industry to women. This honor gave the WIT mission both credibility and immense exposure on a national level. The Women In Trucking

Association’s reach extends beyond our borders, as speaking invitations come in from officials in other countries trying to attract and retain more women in transportation. Voie shared best practices at the Transport Women Australia conference in Melbourne in 2012 and at the Elmia Lastbil Truck Show in Sweden the same year. Our Canadian neighbors lag behind the U.S. in the involvement of women in trucking careers, but invite Voie to speak at Logistics Quarterly events, Truck World trade show and exhibit and OTR’s Recruiting and Retention Conferences. In order to educate women (and men) who are still unfamiliar with the trucking industry and have never considered it as a career, we need to continue to show them that there are already women working as drivers, dispatchers, managers, safety directors and more. We need to help them by changing their perceptions, or their image of these careers. Women In Trucking Association is working hard to do that so we can all benefit from an increased presence of women at all levels in the trucking industry. We invite you to join us in this mission. For more information contact Ellen Voie CAE, President/CEO, email Ellen@WomenInTrucking. org, call 888.464.9482 or 920.312.1350 Direct.


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From the

Driver’s Seat By: Carl McBride carl@

Fuel Choices

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he trucking industry is changing so rapidly that it’s hard to keep up. From EOBR’s to trailer skirts, everybody is trying to save fuel. Fuel economy is at the top of the list. First, we had diesel fuel and DEF, next was bio-diesel and now LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas). Is the industry going to have three types of fuel, or is one fuel source going to win out over the others? At the 10 Acre Fuel Stop in Belleville, Ontario I asked: Which fuel is going to be the number one fuel of choice in the Canadian trucking industry - Diesel, Bio-diesel or Liquefied Natural Gas?”

Peter Reitsmas drives for Moore Bros. Transport based in Brampton, Ontario: “To tell the truth there is not enough information being given out to the truck drivers. We need more practical information passed onto us in order to make a real decision. For now it does look like Natural Gas will be the direction to go. This will be the next big step in fuel economy.”

Adelino Frances drives for Muirs Transport based in Concord, Ontario: “Diesel fuel will remain the number one fuel of choice for most trucking companies. For me, diesel fuel delivers the maximum in power. The more power we have the easier it is to haul our loads. In this industry time is money. Diesel is available everywhere we go whereas liquefied natural gas is not.”

Cusebo Arants drives for Titanium Transport based in Woodbridge, Ontario: “Having different choices of fuels in the marketplace is going to assist the trucking industry. Change is always good and it gives the drivers an opportunity to drive better equipment. Over the last four or five years trucking has improved a lot. Changes keep our wheels turning and the industry keeps getting better.”

Andre Paquat drives for Groupe Lafrance in Lachine, Quebec: “It really doesn’t matter what fuel we use. The big oil companies are going to control the cost of fuel. They don’t seem to care about anything but making money. Brokers and small transport companies are the ones that get hurt.” If you have any questions or comments on this or any other subjects we have or have not covered, please drop me an email at or you can call our toll free line at 877.225.2232. Drive Safe and see you next month.


#64 September  

Western Trucking News, Issue 64, September 2013

#64 September  

Western Trucking News, Issue 64, September 2013