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tant part of anyone’s life or religion. It is the love in a family that is the catalyst that hold us together. Without this love, how would we get through the depression and the stress of ever day life? What is more important than a letter, a phone call or a visit from a loved one? It’s not a large bank account, a big house or a new car in the driveway that will help you through an illness or losing a loved one. It is my belief it is the love of your family. I have lost my son Michael and my wife Barbara and while we were mourning their passing, a friend of our daughters said, “I have never such a strong, caring family, it must be the love with in it.” The other day our daughter-in-law, daughter and I went to where Mike and my wife were resting and placed a wreath. It was a sad occasion, but with our love for Mike, his Mother and each other, it was also an inspirational occasion. I don’t know where I’m going when I pass on, I only know I will be going, but where ever I go, I will be happy because I know my family loved me - this will be my salvation. Then maybe I’ll be able to get the answers. But in the meantime, I would like to wish each and every one a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from my family and me. Keep the shiny side up and the rubber side down, not only for your sake, but also for your family’s!

Operating within the 160km

By Randy Wasstrom, President of Coastal Training Consultants Ltd. For many years, drivers and some carriers were under the illusion that Hours of Service records were not important if a log book was not required. Nothing is further from the truth. The same hours have to be kept and complied with either by the driver or by the carrier. However, if drivers are operating outside of a 160 km radius, the driver must keep a log book to indicate starting times, rest times, and finishing times. There are four possible statuses that a driver can use when traveling outside of the 160 km radius: • off duty • sleeper berth • on duty driving • on duty not driving When operating within the 160 km radius, the same hours have to be kept for each status. “Sleeper berth” is not a status to be used because the driver will return back to the terminal within sixteen hours for eight consecutive off-duty hours. The carrier is required to maintain all the hours for the driver and in each status. The carrier has to know

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December 2017/January 2018 Rig of the Month Featuring Toby Doyle Starting on page 22

Pro-Trucker Magazine December 2017/January 2018  

December 2017/January 2018 Rig of the Month Featuring Toby Doyle Starting on page 22