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elcome to the February 2012 edition of Road Today and thanks for your continued interest in the awardwinning magazine for the changing face of the trucking industry. The current edition carries stories, features, updates on new products and developments related to trucking industry. Regular features like Trucking Quotient Quiz, Road Safety Tips, Entertainment, Health Column, Kids Corner, etc. also make good read. The 4th Annual Road Today Truck Show 2012 – Canada’s Multicultural Truck Show will be rolling out on May 26th & 27th at the Powerade Centre in Brampton. The trucking event will include plenty of activities including Inside & Outside Trade Show, Show & Shine Competition, Job Fair, Trucking Excellence Awards, Family Entertainment, Ethnic Food Stalls and lots more. Entry & parking to the show is always free for visitors. Companies interested in reaching out to the changing face of the trucking industry are encouraged to contact the show management and reserve the booth space at the earliest. From March 1 to April 30, 2012, the Region of Peel prohibits any axle on a commercial motor vehicle or trailer to transmit to the highway weight in excess of 5,000 kg (5 tonnes per axle) on various Regional roads. Violators can be fined in accordance with Section 125 of the Highway Traffic Act. Inside this edition we carry a detailed notice highlighting the 2012 axle weight load restrictions from the Region of Peel. We request all truckers to have a look and keep the information handy for ready reference.

The Harper government’s Red Tape Commission has issued its final report, titled ‘Cutting Red Tape; Freeing Business to Grow.’ The report reviews the burden federal regulations place of Canadian businesses and highlights areas for potential reform. There are key recommendations in report pertaining to trucking and we hope the same will be duly addressed in near future. Police services across Ontario say they are seeing an increase in “pocket dialed” and unintentional 911 calls. These calls represent a serious threat to public safety and negatively impact police resources. Pocket dials happen when a keypad on a mobile device carried in a pocket, purse, or backpack is accidentally pressed. To prevent a cellular phone from pocket dialing, keep it in a holster that is designed for that specific cellular phone. Every 911 call is taken seriously. When a 911 caller doesn’t respond, that could be a sign of trouble – a possibility emergency responders can’t ignore. If this happens to you and you find that you have called 911 accidentally, please do not hang up. Let the emergency operator know it was a pocket dial. Don’t forget to tune in to ‘Road Today Radio’ our weekly radio program broadcast every Sunday on CJMR 1320 AM radio dial at 8.30 am for latest trucking and transportation news, laws and regulations. Drive safe. Always remember: someone back home is waiting for you! Manan Gupta Editor

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ISSN:1712-7602 Vol.9, Issue 2 FEBRUARY 2012 AWARD WINNING MAGAZINE

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VOLVO TRUCKS HITS RECORD NORTH AMERICAN MARKET SHARE IN 2011

VIRTUAL TECHNICIAN REAL-TIME REMOTE DIAGNOSTICS JOINS THE DETROIT BRAND FAMILY

Daimler Trucks North America has announced that Virtual Technician - the company’s real-time diagnostic system has joined the Detroit brand family. Virtual Technician is an onboard diagnostic system that provides real-time engine diagnostics, enabling drivers and fleet managers to quickly and accurately evaluate events. Detroit Virtual Technician comes standard on every EPA 2010 Freightliner truck (optional on Western Star trucks) equipped with a Detroit engine.

MAXIM TRUCK & TRAILER LAUNCHES THE MAXIM 500 POUND CHALLENGE

Maxim Truck & Trailer has rolled out a brand new campaign - the Maxim 500 Pound Challenge designed to promote workplace wellness, help local food banks, and raise awareness of the unique advantages of the MaxxForce diesel engine.

OPP CAUTION PUBLIC ABOUT 9-1-1 POCKET DIALS The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is reminding the public about important but simple steps they can take to avoid what is commonly referred to as “9-1-1 pocket dials”. A pocket-dial occurs when a cellular phone stored in an insecure fashion in places such as pockets, handbags and backpacks inadvertently place calls while being tossed about. Across Ontario thousands of pocket dials are made every day to 9-1-1 Call Centres.

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MICHELIN RENEWS SUPPORT FOR ‘BACK ON THE ROAD’ 2012

NEWS/FEATURE Livestock Haulers Go Live With Campaign To Raise Industry Standards Jabra Journey Helps Truckers Go Hands-Free

Navistar Launches ‘Commitment To Serve’ Campaign Federal Red Tape Commission Releases Final Report WSIB Premiums For Trucking To Increase 2 Per Cent In 2012

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YANKE OPERATOR WINS FORD F-150 AS PART OF SAFETY PROGRAM

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The Yanke Group of Companies, a platinum member of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies and one of North America’s Best Fleets To Drive For, continued its focus on safe driving and its ‘Be the One’ Safety program, by holding the annual draw for a brand new Ford 5-150 truck. This year’s proud winner is Professional Owner Operator, Sasa Gavranovic. Yanke launched the “Be the One” Safety Program in 2009, incorporating online training, safety breakfasts, seminars, signage, logos, decals, presentations and various social media reminders – all encouraging safety. The program is targeted to all staff, both on road operators and those working in terminals across Canada.


DAF Truck Displayed at Delhi AutoExpo

DAF CF85 Operating in Vocational Application

PACCAR recently showcased its premium DAF CF truck at the Delhi AutoExpo, the largest automotive show in India. “India is one of the largest and fastest growing truck markets in the world. The AutoExpo event offers an excellent opportunity to exhibit our industry-leading DAF product to Indian commercial vehicle customers,” said Dan Sobic, PACCAR executive vice president. The DAF CF displayed at the show was equipped with a PACCAR PX-6 180-horsepower engine and an Asia MotorWorks (AMW) tipper body. The versatile CF is designed for tractor and vocational configurations. DAF is the leading on-highway tractor manufacturer in Europe. DAF trucks are sold and serviced by a network of over 1,000 independent dealer locations worldwide.

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“DAF vehicles are successful due to their excellent reliability, efficiency and high standard of driver comfort,” commented Don Schulte, managing director PACCAR in India. “The AutoExpo 2012 offers PACCAR the opportunity to meet with potential customers, dealers and suppliers.” PACCAR is a global technology leader in the design, manufacture and customer support of high-quality light-, medium- and heavy-duty trucks under the Kenworth, Peterbilt and DAF nameplates. PACCAR also designs and manufactures advanced diesel engines and provides financial services and information technology and distributes truck parts related to its principal business.

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hether they’re hauling cattle, sheep, hogs or poultry, Ontario livestock carriers and their drivers all share a critical interest – ensuring the animals hauled in their tractortrailers are handled and transported safely and securely. Carrier members of the Ontario Trucking Association’s Livestock Transporters’ Division are the unquestioned leaders of the livestock transportation industry in Canada and are proudly at the forefront of the food supply chain. Knowing that the transport of livestock is a specialized service which requires an expert level of knowledge and skills, the number one priority of Ontario Trucking Association’s Livestock Transporters’ Division is the safe and secure transport of animals. To help promote its goals and get buy-in from the food supply chain community, the OTA-LTD has developed a short, highdefinition video which outlines the safest driving practices, animal handling techniques, proper climate control, equipment upkeep and other important skills. The video is part of the LTD’s campaign to achieve industry wide adoption of a transport training program in 2012 and its consideration as a requirement to transport animals from all supply chain stakeholders. The video can be watched online by visiting www.ontruck.org . A web link is also available on the Facebook page of Road Today.

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The selling of specialized, big ticket items is always among the highest paying careers. Successful candidates will have a strong sense of building relationships with potential and existing customers. We are looking for a hard working, commitment oriented person who has the ability to prospect and close deals. This exceptional opportunity includes: -Unlimited Commission on Sales -Repeat Business/Reorders -Excellent Medical/Dental Benefits - Company Sponsored Training

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Daimler PlatinumShield II: Meritor’s SecondGeneration Brake Shoe Coating Trucks North Punishes Rust-Jacking America eritor has announced it will begin the immediate production of PlatinumShield M II, a second-generation brake shoe coating that features an advanced formula uniquely suited to the needs of the Aftermarket customer to prevent rust-jacking. This anAdds 1,100 nouncement was made during Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week (HDAW), North America’s largest aftermarket exhibition. Positions in Since PlatinumShield’s introduction at HDAW in February 2009, Meritor has shipped more than 15 million remanufactured shoes to authorized parts outlets. Ramp-up at The second-generation coating is distinguished by its lighter platinum gray color. It will be used on new aftermarket brake shoes with new Reduced Stopping Distance (RSD) Cleveland friction materials. PlatinumShield II will also be used on remanufactured brake shoes. The PlatinumShield coating was developed by Meritor’s brake engineering team to resist micro-abrasion caused by the movement of the brake lining against the shoe table Truck during normal use. Rust-jacking occurs when rust forms on bare shoe metal under the Manufacturing lining, causing it to lift and crack. Plant Transportation Division

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aimler Trucks North America (DTNA) has announced the addition of a second shift and plans to ramp up production at its Freightliner Truck Manufacturing Plant in Cleveland, N.C., creating more than 1,100 new jobs by the end of 2012. The additional workers represent a 72 percent increase in personnel at the plant and will include approximately 1,072 shop employees and an additional 29 engineering and support positions to facilitate increased production. A majority of the positions will be filled with recalled workers who were laid off in 2009.The ramp-up will nearly double the daily production rates at the Cleveland plant by October 2012. The increase in production capacity and hiring comes in response to demand growth which has created backorders as long as six months for the Freightliner Cascadia model. The Cleveland plant currently employs approximately 1,400 shop employees and 72 engineers, managers and support staff. The largest Freightliner Trucks manufacturing plant in the United States, this facility exclusively produces Class 8 on-highway truck models, including the Cascadia, Columbia and Argosy product lines.

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t the World of Concrete show held last month in Las Vegas, Navistar highlighted the strength and durability of its vocational truck line-up and showcased a number of new product updates and key features for the construction and readymix industries. With a comprehensive line-up of vocational trucks committed to the construction segment, Navistar has maintained its market leadership position in the severe service segment since 2007. The International WorkStar, one of the durable and versatile vocational trucks in the construction industry, is built on the same battletested truck platform as the International MaxxPro MRAP (MineResistant Ambush-Protected) armored vehicle. From its acquisition and integration of Continental Mixers to the launch of the industry’s only hassle-free, customer-friendly emissions solution, to innovative new product features, Navistar is well-positioned to take advantage as the construction industry continues to improve in the years ahead. In addition, construction professionals can utilize the features of the International Diamond Logic electronic control system, one of the most advanced electrical multiplexing architectures available in commercial trucks. Diamond Logic maximizes ease of body integration and helps deliver a number of smart, customizable features for added convenience and safety—such as automated pre-trip inspections, headlights on with wipers, interlocks, programmable switches and more depending on the application. 12

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YANKE OPERATOR WINS FORD F-150 AS PART OF SAFETY PROGRAM

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“Yanke wishes to congratulate all of its Professional Transport he Yanke Group of Companies, a platinum member of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies and one of North Operators and Staff for their commitment to “Be the One”and helpAmerica’s Best Fleets To Drive For, continued its focus on safe ing make the roads a safer place for all of us”, commented Yanke driving and its ‘Be the One’ Safety program, by holding the annual CEO and President, Russel Marcoux. To date, the program has seen tremendous success in promotdraw for a brand new Ford 5-150 truck. This year’s proud winner is ing safety, reducing collisions and significantly contributing to a Professional Owner Operator, Sasa Gavranovic. safer Yanke fleet Yanke launched operating on our the “Be the One” highways. Safety Program in As part of the 2009, incorporating program, Yanke online training, holds incentive draws safety breakfasts, for all operators that seminars, signage, meet qualifying crilogos, decals, teria. In addition to presentations and awarding cash prizes various social media each month, Yanke reminders – all en(L-R): Russel Marcoux (CEO & President), Sasa Gavranovic (Yanke Professional Transport Operator) & awards a grand prize couraging safety. The Craig Bailey(Vice President) pose for a photo with Sasa’s brand new Ford F-150 truck. of a pick-up truck of program is targeted to all staff, both on road operators and those working in terminals the winner’s choosing, valued up to $50,000. This year, Gavranovic across Canada. The focus is Safety, but most specifically, personal name was drawn from 437 eligible professional transport operators attitudes, behaviors and core values, and how that impacts how you as the 2010/11 “Be The One” grand prize winner. He received his approach your work each day. Critical to this is information shar- brand new Ford F-150 pick-up truck while attending the recent “Be ing, emphasizing the awareness of potential emotional, financial the One” Safety Seminar in Brampton. and physical loss that might occur.

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Detroit Diesel Corporation Announces the Addition Virtual of Detroit™ Axles to its Integrated Technician Powertrain Portfolio Real-Time aimler Trucks North America has introduced Detroit axles – a complete line of axles covering every trucking segment. A key component of the Detroit family Remote of powertrain-related components, the launch of Detroit axles marks the first time Detroit Diagnostics Diesel Corporation (“Detroit”) has offered axles. With the launch of the new Detroit brand in October 2011, the company announced Joins the Detroit its intentions to rapidly expand the Detroit product offering to encompass additional Brand Family powertrain components while leveraging its world class engineering and manufacturing

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aimler Trucks North America has announced that Virtual Technician™ - the company’s real-time diagnostic system has joined the Detroit brand family. Virtual Technician is an onboard diagnostic system that provides real-time engine diagnostics, enabling drivers and fleet managers to quickly and accurately evaluate events. Detroit Virtual Technician comes standard on every EPA 2010 Freightliner truck (optional on Western Star trucks) equipped with a Detroit engine. The proprietary technology helps reduce downtime and decrease maintenance costs by providing a technical snapshot of the engine’s status as soon as the Check Engine light comes on. The Detroit Customer Support Center then relays the information to the provided contact to determine the exact issue, recommended service, how soon the engine needs to be serviced, and supply the closest authorized Detroit service location. Trained technicians are then alerted in advance of the customer’s arrival, so they can quickly line up the parts, arrange for service and repair the problem. “Detroit Virtual Technician combines the best of our resources – trained technicians, parts availability, expert call center support and advanced technology – into one package that immediately benefits our customers,” said Brad Williamson, manager, engine and component marketing for Daimler Trucks North America. “With Detroit Virtual Technician, we take the guesswork out of repairs to keep you on the road.” Detroit Virtual Technician is also available with optional Detroit Visibility, which provides extensive and precise data on stops, idle time, speed, location, path, fuel consumption and more. These realtime records can help fleet managers and drivers assess and manage operations and inefficiencies, enabling them to ultimately enhance productivity. www.roadtoday.com

expertise. The new Detroit brand of axles embraces Daimler Trucks’ strategy of uniform production standards and processes, as well as engineering and manufacturing processes that draws upon Daimler’s global resources. Detroit axles are now available to order for Freightliner Trucks, Western Star, Thomas Built Bus and Freightliner Custom Chassis vehicles. Produced at the same facility as Detroit’s industry-leading engines, Detroit axles include a wide range of configuration options and compatibility with all braking systems offered by Daimler Trucks.

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ccording to the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), statistics show that commercial drivers are three times more likely to have an accident or ‘safety-critical event’ if they’re reaching for a cell phone, and six times more likely if they’re dialing. As part of the effort to reduce distracted driving and enhance safety, hands-free calling is now the name of the game in the trucking industry. To help encourage hands-free calling, there are now stiff fines for drivers of up to $2,750 in the United States and smaller, yet significant fines in Canada, for using a hand-held cell phone while driving. Fleets may face a penalty of up to $11,000 if they fail to require their drivers to comply with the new U.S. cell phone regulations. This is where the Kenworth NavPlus system can help. “Communication is still vitally important to drivers, and Kenworth NavPlus fully complies with U.S. federal and Canadian provincial regulations by offering hands-free cell phone calls via Bluetooth connections and voice commands,” said Michelle Harry, Kenworth special projects marketing manager. NavPlus is Kenworth’s multi-function communication system. The system offers hands-free phone capability, true-truck navigation, iPod and MP3 integration, diagnostics, gauges, camera inputs and a host of other features. NavPlus is standard equipment on Kenworth Class 8 trucks ordered with the premium interior package, and is available as an option on all Kenworth trucks. “Once drivers see and use NavPlus, they’ll have a hard time going back to a truck without the system,” said Harry. “It’s that driver friendly and is loaded with tools that help make driving easier, safer and more productive.” According to Harry, the calling capabilities of Kenworth NavPlus and integration with Bluetooth phones are similar to what you’d find in luxury automobiles. “We set up NavPlus so it’s easy to import contacts automatically from your cell phone,” she said. “Once imported, a driver merely uses voice commands to make calls. The system also logs phone calls for easy reference and callbacks, and the built-in microphone and speaker are clear and distortion free.” Since many trucks are used in slip seat operations, or with driver teams, NavPlus can remember and work with up to 10 Bluetooth devices. 18

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Maxim Truck & Trailer launches the Maxim 500 Pound Challenge M

axim Truck & Trailer has rolled out a brand new campaign - the Maxim 500 Pound Challenge - designed to promote workplace wellness, help local food banks, and raise awareness of the unique advantages of the MaxxForce diesel engine.

The Maxim 500 Pound Challenge is a commitment to get fit that supports needy families in communities across Canada. The Challenge started early January and teams made up of Maxim employees, customers, suppliers, family, and friends will be weighing in weekly until the end of February. For every pound lost, Maxim will donate a pound of food to a local food bank. Full details and weigh in forms are available online at Maxim500.com. The idea for the Maxim 500 Pound Challenge came from the realization that many heavy duty truck purchasers and users are still unaware of the unique benefits of MaxxForce diesel engines. Most notably, the MaxxForce engine does not require a urea tank or urea fluid to meet current emission standards. By choosing a truck with a MaxxForce engine over a truck that requires urea and its related equipment, anyone can lose up to 500 pounds off their total equipment weight and use that difference to carry additional payload - thus, the Maxim 500 Pound Challenge. “MaxxForce is still relatively new to market, and we find many people simply haven’t heard about it and don’t know there’s an alternative - a great alternative - to urea,” said Kevin Bowen, National Truck Sales Manager at Maxim Truck & Trailer. “We hope to get that word out in 2012. We know it’s a big story to tell. And we’re happy to be able to support food banks across Canada, and help our own employees and the people we work with improve their health and wellness, while we do it.” Maxim Truck & Trailer offers a full line of trucks featuring the MaxxForce engine for sale or lease through their locations across Canada. For more information to join the Maxim 500 Pound Challenge - and learn more about the MaxxForce engine – visit www. Maxim500.com. www.roadtoday.com

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Volvo Trucks Expands XE13 Horsepower Offering Volvo Trucks will now offer a 455 horsepower rating for the XE13 – exceptional efficiency – powertrain package. Volvo Trucks introduced the initial XE13 package with a 425 horsepower rating in September 2011. The new rating provides additional horsepower while still allowing the engine to cruise at just 1150 rpm at 65 mph.

“Our first introduction of the XE13 concept focused on exceptionally fuel-conscious fleets that spend considerable time cruising at highway speeds,” Ron Huibers, Volvo Trucks president of North American sales and marketing, said. “The new 455 horsepower rating is aimed toward the higher performance demands of long-haul fleets.” “Integrated with our Volvo engines, the intelligence of the proprietary Volvo I-Shift automated mechanical transmission and software gives us great flexibility as we expand our “downspeeding” concept to offer improved fuel efficiency.” said Ed Saxman, Volvo Trucks product manager – powertrain. Through the XE13 package, Volvo Trucks lowers engine rpm at a given vehicle speed, a concept Volvo calls “downspeeding.” “Customer data shows that the XE13 package consistently operates in the engine’s “sweet spot” – 1050 rpm to 1500 rpm – with up to 70 percent of operation in the most efficient range of 1100 rpm to 1200 rpm,” Saxman said. “Operating in this range yields about a 1.5 percent fuel efficiency improvement for every 100 rpm of “downspeeding,” so the XE13 package with the 455 horsepower rating will deliver about a 3 percent fuel efficiency gain.” Available on Volvo VN series tractors, the XE13 455 hp package is rated up to 80,000 pounds (GCWR) and includes the following components: • Volvo D13 engine with 455 horsepower and 1750 lb-ft of torque • Volvo I-Shift overdrive transmission with a 0.78:1 ratio • Axle ratios of 2.64 to 2.69 • Proprietary software that facilitates seamless communication between Volvo’s integrated powertrain components. Initially introduced in September 2011, Volvo Trucks’ XE13 powertrain package boosts fuel efficiency for Volvo customers, who are already achieving up to 8 percent improvements in fuel efficiency over EPA ’07 engines. In November 2009, the launch of Volvo’s EPA ’10 certified No Regen engines with SCR technology gave customers a 5 percent boost. Volvo’s powertrain enhancements and advanced aerodynamics announced at the 2011 Mid America Trucking Show deliver up to an additional 3 percent. 20

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and their communication to regulated parties. Provide a predictable and uniform business environment across Canada for the trucking industry and to reduce current compliance burden and associated costs, Transport Canada engage its provincial and territorial counterparts with concrete proposals to advance the harmonization of regulations that pertain to the National Safety Code (including hours of service). The department should aim to eliminate unnecessary compliance burden on inter-provincial truck commerce stemming from differences in regulatory requirements across jurisdictions. Provide businesses with greater certainty and predictability through reasonable timelines and service standards, Transport Canada streamline its processing of exemptions under the Motor Vehicle Transport Act. Additionally, the Commission echoed many of the initiatives already announced by the Harper government in the recent Border Action Plan, including harmonizing “trusted trader” programs with the U.S., and reducing border wait times by improving programs such as Free and Secure Trade (FAST). CTA looks forward to discussing with Transport Canada and other government departments regarding the implications of the Red Tape Commission’s final recommendations on the trucking industry.

he Harper government’s Red Tape Commission has issued its final report, titled ‘Cutting Red Tape; Freeing Business

to Grow.’ The Commission is made up of a dozen MPs and business stakeholders, including Denis Prud’homme, former owner of Prud’homme Trucking and past president of the Saskatchewan Trucking Association. The report reviews the burden federal regulations place of Canadian businesses and highlights areas for potential reform. In 2011, CTA along with its members appeared before the Commission to recommend areas where reducing red tape can improve business efficiency and job growth. Key recommendations in report pertaining to trucking, include: Eliminate administrative burden on small businesses, Transport Canada implement plans to exempt small businesses that use smaller trucks locally from the administrative requirements in relation to hours of service (including the maintenance of logbooks). Increase the uniformity in the enforcement of the transport of dangerous goods regulatory regime and reduce administrative burden, Transport Canada accelerate initiatives designed to effect improvement in the consistency of application of program delivery

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he Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is reminding the public about important but simple steps they can take to avoid what is commonly referred to as “9-1-1 pocket dials”. A pocket-dial occurs when a cellular phone stored in an insecure fashion in places such as pockets, handbags and backpacks inadvertently place calls while being tossed about. Across

Ontario thousands of pocket dials are made every day to 9-1-1 Call Centres. OPP Provincial Communications Centres (PCC) continue to see far too many pocket dials. In 2011, York Regional Police Communications 9-1-1 Call Centre responded to 97,886 accidental pocket dials, averaging 268 dials per day and 37.33 per cent of the total 9-1-1 call volume. These calls unnecessarily tie up 9-1-1 lines and can result in delayed response for people who are dealing with real emergencies and need immediate assistance from police, fire or medical personnel. To prevent a cellular phone from pocket dialing, keep it in a holster that is designed for that specific cellular phone. If you don’t have a holster, make sure to lock your device’s keypad. Since some cellular phones allow 9-1-1 to be dialled even with a locked keypad, it is important to read your user manual or contact your cellular phone service provider to find out what other features are available to prevent pocket dials. Every 9−1−1 call is taken seriously. When a 9−1−1 caller doesn’t respond, that could be a sign of trouble – a possibility emergency responders can’t ignore. If this happens to you and you find that you have called 9−1−1 accidentally, please do not hang up. Let the emergency operator know it was a pocket dial. This will eliminate the need for the emergency operator to call you back to determine if there is a legitimate emergency, YOUR PANTS CAN DIAL 9-1-1. saving precious seconds and Help prevent the hundreds of accidental calls we get every day. allowing them to move on to Store your cell phone carefully and never pre-program 9-1-1. the next emergency call. The OPP is relying on the public to take these important steps to avoid pocket dials so that 9-1-1 lines can be available to those who need them. ecomm911.ca

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Volvo Trucks Hits Record North American Market Share in 2011

According to retail sales data compiled by WardsAuto Group, Volvo Trucks in 2011 recorded the North American heavy-duty truck industry’s largest market share gain of the year. Volvo also hit a company record market share of 12.1 percent of the combined U.S. and Canadian retail market, and reached record penetration levels for its proprietary engines and innovative I-Shift automated manual transmission. WardsAuto Group gathers industry data on retail sales to end-users. Volvo Trucks’ record year was fueled by a particularly strong performance in the United States, where the company’s retail market share jumped nearly three points and retails increased 109 percent over 2010. For the combined U.S. and Canadian market, the company hit a record 12.1 percent market share (vs. 9.6 percent), and boosted its total retail volume to 23,820 vehicles, vs. 12,100 in 2010. “Coming after our two-point market share gain in 2010, this record 2011 performance demonstrates the market’s continued recognition of the excellent fuel efficiency and industry-leading driver comfort and safety features that Volvo Trucks is delivering today,” said Ron Huibers, president of North American truck sales and marketing. “The performance of our broad dealer network helped achieve an improved customer mix, and our fuel efficiency leadership means we’re well positioned as fleets intensify their focus on lowering fuel costs.” Huibers credited the excellent performance of Volvo Trucks’ proprietary engines and the company’s innovative I-Shift automated manual transmission for driving sales. The percentage of Volvo trucks sold with the company’s proprietary engines hit a record of nearly 80 percent in 2011, and I-Shift penetration also hit a record level of more than 40 percent.

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ichelin Americas Truck Tires (MATT) will continue to support Arrow Truck Sales’ “Back on the Road Program” as a 2012 sponsor. The Back On The Road program provides one deserving truck driver with a truck and a job to get him or her back on the road — as well as many more prizes designed to keep the driver on the road. “This program enables a fresh start to a driver’s career in the trucking industry, and Michelin is proud, once again, to play a part in getting someone back on the road in 2012,” said Jaye Young, country marketing manager for MATT. “It is very moving each year to see the hope and financial opportunity that this program offers the winner. With the winning combination of Michelin X One XDA Energy and XZA3+ EVERTREAD tires on the truck, the driver will recognize maximum long haul fuel savings.” As a part of the sponsorship, MATT will donate MICHELIN tires — including the XZA3+ EVERTREAD steer tires and the X One XDA Energy drive tires — as well as the winning trucker will be enrolled in the MICHELIN Advantage Program. Small fleets and owner-operators can have a direct connection with Michelin by signing up at no cost for the MICHELIN Advantage Program at www.michelintruck.com. The program provides the same pricing on both MICHELIN tires and retreads, whether at home or on the road. Program members also have access to MICHELIN ONCall emergency road service with no dispatch fee and to a variety of business tools. “I can’t thank Michelin enough for sponsoring this program,” said David Acosta, Arrow’s 2011 Back on the Road winner. “I have found the Michelin X One tires to be extremely durable, they wear real well and last a lot longer than other tires. I hope that any hard-working driver who’s looking for a second chance considers applying this year.” Each year, Back On The Road candidates are nominated via a 250-word essay submitted on the Back On The Road web site. Nominations include, but are not limited to, truck drivers who have faced loss or unfortunate circumstances beyond their control or drivers who have selflessly advocated for the profession and the trucking industry in general. The winner will be announced at the Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS) March 22-24, 2012, in Louisville, Ky. For more information or to learn more about previous winners, visit www. arrowtruck.com/backontheroad. 28

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So Your Company Wants to ‘Do’ Social Media...Now What? M

ost of us transportation folks realise that social media is here to stay. In fact, quite a few have starting using social media to network, market and sell. For some of us, however, social media is still something we think we should be doing but just haven’t gotten around to. Others are perplexed and secretly intimidated by terms like ‘tweet,’ ‘hoot’ and ‘blog.’ But for many of us, the issue with

to recruit drivers? Expand your professional network? Market your products and services? Before you dive in, make sure you have some concrete goals in place. Step 3: Identify and Find Your Stakeholders Based on what you are looking to accomplish with social media, you need to identify who it is you want to connect with. Once you know who your social media ‘market’ is, your next task is to find out where online

definitely time to do some homework on what is important to your social media market. Examples might be information that keeps them up to date on trends and industry news, new products and services, or professional development and education. Create content that delivers on this value proposition, particularly in areas where there is ‘fit’ or synergy with you and your business. DON’T tweet or post updates only about how great your company

social media is simply that we don’t know how to get started! Here are what I see as being the main steps in creating a social media strategy for your transportation company: Step 1: Listen! For those of you who are really at square one with social media, learning-by-doing might be a good approach to getting started. Choose one or two of the bigger social media applications like Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn and sign up! Once you get the hang of how it’s set up, search for people and companies that you know in the industry and others who you come across that post ‘good content.’ Good content can include links to useful articles and blog posts, or relevant conversations that have lots of user participation. Watch and learn: Look at what kind of content is being posted and what topics generate conversation. Step 2: Establish Your Goals Spend some time thinking about what, exactly, you want to accomplish by using social media: Do you want

they hang out. Step 4: Resource Implications While a lot of social media applications are ‘free,’ incorporating social media effectively into your business can take a lot of time. Decide in advance who will be involved in contributing and monitoring your content and how much time should be spent on social media. If resources are an issue, there is nothing wrong with starting small. Step 5: Take Part in the Conversation Start engaging with people in your network by participating in their conversations and reposting content that is relevant to your market. The social media world is reciprocal – if you engage with others, they will be more likely to engage with you down the road. Step 6: Contribute Value It is now time to start contributing your own content. You should already know a lot about your target market, particularly if they are your current and potential clients. If not, it is

is and what it is you are selling. Remember: the ‘sell’ using social media is secondary to building reputation and relationships. If you oversell online, you might scare your market away. Step 7: Measure Progress Set ‘hard’ and ‘soft’ metrics so that you can measure the success of your social media efforts. ‘Hard’ metrics might include hits to your blog or website, followers on Twitter, or ‘Likes’ on your Facebook page. In contrast, ‘soft’ metrics might include the quantity and quality of conversations and dialogue taking place, or the translation of online relationships to eventual sales leads, etc. Step 8: Lather, Rinse and Repeat! Social media is evolving at a constant and rapid pace. You will need to revisit this process every few months to continually tweak your social media strategy to ensure it brings you the results you expect.

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MACK Granite Medium WSIB Premiums Heavy Duty (MHD) Rolls for Trucking Into Vegas to Increase 2 Per Cent in 2012

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fter initially indicating that the trucking industry should expect to see workers’ compensation premiums rise by the same order of magnitude of last year’s 11.1 per cent increase, the Ontario Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) appears to have had a re-think and instead has announced that the 2012 rate increase for the trucking industry will be a more moderate 2 per cent. According to the Ontario Trucking Association (OTA), which along with other employer groups in the province has been urging the WSIB to do a better job of cost control as opposed to jacking up payroll taxes on employers, this is perhaps an indication that the message is starting to sink in. Nevertheless, says OTA president, David Bradley, “any increase in these economic times is unwelcome and while a 2 per cent increase is better than the double-digit increase of last year, it is not clear what the long-term performance or burden of the WSIB will be.” The 2012 rate will be the last ad hoc premium rate setting before the Funding Review is completed and a new rate setting model is implemented. In 2012, the General Trucking (rate group 570) rate will increase from $6.43 to $6.56, the Courier Services (rate group 577) rate will increase from $2.89 to $2.95 and the Warehousing (rate group 560) rate will increase from $3.28 to $3.35.

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ou’ve heard me talk in the past about stepping up to the plate when you’re going into business for yourself. In fact I think you should step up to the plate when becoming a professional driver in general. Just when you think people are starting to get it I read an article or hear a story about how foolish people can be. I just finished reading an article on how to dress and operate when going through a road test and interview at a company that again was going over the basics of how to dress, and how to act. Have we not beat that horse to death already, have people not got the message? Apparently not or we wouldn’t be talking about it. The same thing happens in business, eventually you have to get the message. Eventually you have to decide if you are going to be in business or be a statistic for failure. Now before I get all kinds of comments I realize that businesses fail for much more reasons than not operating business like or taking themselves too seriously. Those aren’t the businesses I am talking about here. There are many factors that determine if a business stays profitable or not. That being said I do believe that through an entrepreneurial view and Owner Operator standpoint many people getting into business today take it seriously until they have to do the work. So what am I getting at here? Evaluation, operation, and dedication are the keys to success as

a business owner or Owner Operator. For those of you that are new Owner Operators you will get good and bad information on the industry, certain companies, and the life of an Owner Operator from others. That advice however may not be from sources that are interested in seeing you succeed in this industry. To succeed in this industry and be one of the successful instead of one of the statistics takes working with the keys of a successful operation. The three keys listed above if used

correctly will go a long way to helping you have a successful business whether it be as an Owner Operator or other business arrangement. Evaluation is the first one however these aren’t in any particular order. Evaluation of your business is the key to creating a successful business. I remember when I started out in business I thought I was on the right track, but the drive for success, and the will to take on some risks for rewards down the road kept me evaluating each success and failure. The failures were turned around as learning

curves and either revised or trashed so they will never happen again. As I look back down the road if I hadn’t been evaluating my business, if I hadn’t kept pushing the envelope for new opportunities we wouldn’t be in business today. It is important to keep your eye on the big picture. Operation is an area that many people get lost in especially Owner Operators and entrepreneurs. They get overwhelmed in the many tasks and duties expected of them and end up doing all of them badly or some not at all. Bookkeeping and taxes come to mind in this area. You need to keep fine-tuning your operation, making sure the important areas are being taken care of by qualified people not just someone looking to make an extra buck. It is vital that you keep evaluating what works and how to make your operation run smoothly. Go through a tax audit and you will quickly learn what information is required. Dedication is the final key and when you signed on the dotted line, or you left your job to open a business, or you decided to make this your life’s work, you went into dedication mode. Be dedicated to being successful in your business by thinking like a business owner, getting advice from professionals, evaluating your operation on a regular basis. Doing that will go a long way in helping you become a success rather than a statistic.

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Road Today FEB 2012  

Since 2004, award winning Road Today Media Group has been proudly serving the trucking industry through Road Today magazine, Road Today Truc...

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