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elcome to the November 2011 edition of Road Today and thanks for your continued interest in the awardwinning magazine for the changing face of 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. One person dies every three hours on Canadian roads, that’s seven people a day, 2,800 people a year. Another 195,000 people a year are hurt – often seriously. Simple actions, such as paying attention while in your vehicle or near a roadway, wearing seat belts, not drinking and driving, not talking on your cell phone or text messaging, can help reduce the number of deaths. Most Canadians wear their seat belts, but those who don’t make up 40 per cent of all traffic deaths. Drivers, cyclists and pedestrians can all help by being more careful and by following the rules of the road. We can save lives by rethinking the way we drive. One way to do that is to participate in the National Day of Remembrance for Road Crash Victims, which is being held on November 23rd this year. Visit our facebook page to learn about various activities. Natural Resources Canada’s FleetSmart program has recently entered into an agreement with Serco DES Inc., whereby, Ontario’s Drive Test Centres have launched a exciting series of fuel efficiency education and awareness activities targeting entry-level drivers of heavy-duty

commercial vehicles. The goal of the project is to give truck drivers the information and tools to encourage fuel-saving driving practices every time they get behind the wheel. The activites consist of the distribution of free educational materials, SmartDriver training workshops and “Parking Lot Talk” seminars at Ontario’s busiest truck licencing facilities. We welcome this great initiative aimed at creating education and awareness and hope the benefits will be maximized by industry professionals. Road Today Media Group is once again pleased to extend its support to Operation Red Nose in Brampton - a unique program dedicated against drinking and driving. Essentially, the program is a volunteer driving service provided during the Holiday Season to all drivers who have been drinking or who do not feel fit to drive their own vehicle. It is an original and free way of getting a safe ride in one’s own vehicle without driving it. For more information on opportunities to participate in Operation Red Nose in Brampton, please refer Page 39. Don’t forget to tune in to ‘Good Morning Today’ our award winning 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 and see you next month!

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KENWORTH NAVPLUS SYSTEM CAPABILITIES SHOWCASED ON NEW WEBSITE The new Kenworth NavPlus website offers a sixminute video that explains and demonstrates how the PACCAR proprietary navigation and business technology system works. The website’s interactive feature enables fleet managers and drivers to easily discover the system’s capabilities by clicking through the key menus and icons on the NavPlus system’s dashboard screen.

WAKEFIELD OPENS CANADA’S FIRST DEF SOLUTIONIZING FACILITY FOR H2BLU Wakefield Canada has opened its H2Blu diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) solutionizing facility in Toronto. The ribbon cutting ceremony took place well ahead of the original business timetable. The plan called for building a facility eventually when H2Blu volume warranted the step; the strength of sales in the first six months has already justified the investment.

PETERBILT UNVEILS NEW ENHANCEMENTS FOR MEDIUM DUTY MODELS 210 AND 220

Peterbilt Motors Company has unveiled new design enhancements for the medium duty Models 210 and 220 cabovers in the Class 6 and Class 7 markets. Offering optimal maneuverability, high volume payload capacity and enhanced visibility, the cabover vehicles are available in several wheelbases to accommodate a variety of application requirements including pickup and delivery, wrecker and sweeper.

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Operation Red Nose is a unique program that helps to prevent drinking and driving. Essentially, it is a volunteer driving service provided during the Holiday Season to all drivers who have been drinking or who do not feel fit to drive their own vehicle. It is an original and free way of getting a safe ride in one’s own vehicle without driving it! St. John Ambulance is pleased to host Operation Red Nose in Brampton. 2011 marks their third year as host to this lifesaving program.


Kenworth NavPlus System Capabilities Showcased on New Website

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t’s ingenious, it’s loaded, it’s a communication tool, and it’s an industry advancement with a big driver productivity factor. It’s Kenworth NavPlus® and all of its features and benefits are now showcased on a special Kenworth NavPlus website (www.kenworth.com/navPlus.asp) within Kenworth’s home page. The new Kenworth NavPlus website offers a six-minute video that explains and demonstrates how the PACCAR proprietary navigation and business technology system works. The website’s interactive feature enables fleet managers and drivers to easily discover the system’s capabilities by clicking through the key menus and icons on the NavPlus system’s dashboard screen. “The interactive demo makes it easy to explore six different audio functions, truck-specific navigation from Garmin, hands-free phoning, key gauge readings, nearest Kenworth dealer location, and optional Internet connectivity service available from Sprint,” said Judy McTigue, Kenworth director for marketing planning and research. “The demo is as close as you can be to sitting in the driver seat of a new Kenworth truck and operating NavPlus. Kenworth NavPlus offers fleets and truck operators a more productive way to travel down the highway.” The website also includes a downloadable NavPlus online brochure, operating manual, Garmin navigation users guide, Sprint Broadband information and phone compatibility guide, and diagnostic guide. NavPlus, which is available for order on Kenworth Class 5-8 trucks, is standard on Kenworth trucks with all premium interior trim offerings and on Kenworth diesel-electric hybrid vehicles. The system is available as an optional upgrade with all other Kenworth interior trim packages. The new website also may be accessed by going to www.kenworth.com, clicking on Products, and then clicking on Kenworth NavPlus.

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Volvo Group claims top spot in 13L engine class

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or the first time, 13-liter engines have become the number one choice of U.S. Class 8 truck customers, and no one sells more 13-liter engines – or 11-liter engines – in the U.S. than the Volvo Group.* “This success of our engines in North America reflects the strength of the Volvo Group and our globally proven technology,” Ron Huibers, Volvo Trucks senior vice president, sales and marketing, said. “Volvo’s fully integrated engines and I-Shift transmission work in concert to maximize performance, driving Volvo Trucks’ industry leadership in fuel efficiency. The recently released Volvo XE13 package is the latest example of our commitment to innovative powertrain solutions. With our Volvo 13- liter D13 engines, delivering up to 500 hp and 1750 lb-ft of torque, customers get all the power and efficiency they need without unnecessary costs.” *13-liter engine segment: Based on YTD July 2011 U.S. class 8 R.L. Polk registrations current engine manufacturers (liter range from 12.7 to 13.0); 11-liter engine segment: Based on YTD July 2011 U.S. Class 8 R.L. Polk registrations current engine manufacturers (liter range from 10.8 to 11.9)

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their guidance and that of their steering committee to make this show one of the best trucking and logistics shows in North America,” explained Peacock. Louise Yako, President and CEO of BCTA, is confident in handing over the wheel to Master Promotions. “With the expertise and resources that Master Promotions will bring to TRUXPO, BCTA looks forward to significant innovation and promotion that should delight exhibitors and show visitors alike.” Master Promotions is confident that exhibitors will find this to be a seamless transition; many will be familiar with the organization through participation in the National Heavy Equipment Show in Toronto, Expo Grands Travaux in Montreal, the Atlantic Heavy Equipment Show and the Atlantic Truck Show in Moncton, and many of their other events. Master Promotions currently owns or manages over 30 high quality events from St. John’s Newfoundland to Abbotsford, British Columbia. For complete details about Master Promotions, please visit www.masterpromotions.ca

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across the border more quickly. He also talked about significantly increasing participation in the trusted trader programs, which is encouraging.” Some headway was made on a few other issues CTA has repeatedly addressed with U.S. officials, including greater flexibility in re-positioning foreign empty trailers and examining different approaches towards in-transit shipments and residue reporting requirements for trusted traders. “Mr. Bersin indicated he does want to find a ‘balanced way’ of dealing with these issues,” said Bradley. “These are all good signs, but as always, the proof will be in the pudding when the Better Borders Working Group makes its report in the near future.”

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Back on the Road in a Mack Mack Trucks, Inc. to sponsor 2012 Back On The Road campaign, provide Pinnacle model highway tractor T

hanks to Mack Trucks and Arrow Truck Sales, one deserving driver will leave the 2012 Mid-America Trucking Show behind the wheel of a MACK Pinnacle model highway tractor. Now in its fifth year, Arrow’s Back On The Road campaign, presented by Mack Trucks, is an initiative designed to benefit a deserving truck driver in need of a truck and a job. “Mack is proud to be a part of this year’s campaign and have the opportunity to help a driver get back on the road,” Mike Reardon, Mack vice president of sales, said. “The Bulldog has been a top choice of professional over-the-road drivers for many years. The Mack Pinnacle Axle Back Sleeper we’re providing for Back On The Road is optimized to help this year’s winner be successful in their business as they move America’s goods. It’s a 70-inch high-rise sleeper that delivers legendary Mack performance through a 485 hp Mack MP8 engine and Mack T310 10-speed manual transmission. It’s also outfitted with a SmartWay-certified aerodynamic package that’s proven to reduce fuel consumption and lower emissions of greenhouse gases.” The truck has already played a prominent role in the industry, traveling the country as part of the American Trucking Associations’ Share The Road highway safety education program. Sponsored by Mack and designed to enhance the safety of America’s roadways by teaching car drivers how to safely drive around large trucks, Share

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no-slack feature which reduces the “chugging” caused when a trailer ball has excess room in the fifth wheel, making for a smoother ride for the driver, especially in stop-and-go situations. TranStar Now Features Eagle Interior, In-Dash GPS and Allison TC-10 Transmission Navistar has upgraded the International TranStar with a premium Eagle interior trim package—the same package currently offered on ProStar+ —featuring premium air-ride seats, a woodgrained dashboard, chrome accents and bezels, and an ergonomically-designed “wing panel” over the center console. This interior offers a more premium and more comfortable driving environment for regional haul applications. In addition, TranStar is now available with a new Rand McNally in-dash GPS system with truck-specific map software to helps drivers stay on course and on schedule. Diamond Logic Electrical System Powers Additional Driver Features The ProStar+ and the TranStar are both fully integrated with the Diamond Logic Electrical System to drive down costs while giving customers available convenience features that make their jobs easier and safer, including: • An automated pre-trip vehicle inspection feature that prompts drivers to confirm the operation condition of exterior lights prior to leaving the yard. • A parking brake alarm that sounds when the key is off and the parking brake is not set before leaving the truck, preventing roll-away situations. • Wipers that automatically slow down once the parking brake is set to prevent dry wipe damage, avoiding the cost of replacing a windshield. • Headlights, park lights, trailer lights and marker lights that automatically turn on with wipers to ensure your vehicle is visible on the road in rainy situations.


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oadranger Marketing was pleased to sponsor the October 2011 monthly meeting organized by the Toronto Chapter of Automotive Transportation Service Superintendents Association (ATSSA). The well-attended meeting was held on 13th October at the Paradise Banquet & Convention Center in Concord. Steve McCallum, Territory Service Manager and Michael Sharpe, Territory Manager were available to provide an overview on the latest Roadranger Drivetrain Products, Roadranger Aftermarket parts including the Canadian Rebuilt Transmission, Ultrashift Plus, SPL driveline, Eaton Clutch, Eaton Hybrid Solutions amongst many others. An update on the upcoming Ultrashift Plus rebuild & diagnostics course offered by the Roadranger Academy was also shared amongst the ATSSA members. ATSSA is a group of fleet maintenance

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aerodynamic benefits without sacrificing many of the suspension and powertrain ratings they need for their applications,” said Guy Lemieux, marketing segment manager, Western Star. “The new package not only enhances fuel efficiency, but provides options without being overly restrictive on component requirements.” The 4900FE is available with the fuel efficient and proven Detroit Diesel DD13® and DD15® engines with BlueTec® SCR technology, and features ratings up to 530 hp and

estern Star Truck Sales has introduced a new fuel efficiency (FE) package for its 4900 set-back truck model. The new 4900FE combines fuel efficient components and packaging that increases operational performance with the ruggedness, dependability, and traditional look and feel of a Western Star truck. Featuring a 123-inch BBC, the 4900FE package includes an aerodynamic, high visibility hood; chrome wrap-around bumper; under hood air cleaners; and horizontal or back-of-sleeper exhaust. Additional fuel efficiency options are also available. “The new 4900FE helps heavy haul and bulk operators gain

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Wakefield opens Canada’s first DEF solutionizing facility for H2Blu

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akefield Canada has opened its H2Blu diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) solutionizing facility in Toronto. The ribbon cutting ceremony took place well ahead of the original business timetable. The plan called for building a facility eventually when H2Blu volume warranted the step; the strength of sales in the first six months has already justified the investment. Wakefield Canada has been marketing its own brand of DEF, H2Blu, for less than half a year and its market success has already accelerated the company’s plans for Canadian production.

Wakefield is able to absolutely control the product’s purity. Purity is critical to the operation of today’s SCR (Selective Catalytic Reduction) clean diesel vehicles; impurities can cause engines to operate improperly, slow down (derate) or even stop. In addition to the manufacturing equipment, Wakefield has also increased its distribution fleet adding the specialized trucks required for distribution of sensitive DEF. MacDonald noted that the investment in the new facility and trucks is significant for the company but helps strengthen Wakefield’s commitment to manufacturing and distributing vital products to the automotive and heavy-duty sectors. The company’s strong relationships within the HD and automotive industry, built on the strength of its Castrol lubricants representation, will create synergies that MacDonald anticipates will propel the company into a leadership position in the DEF segment.

Background on Diesel Exhaust Fluid Effective January 2010, the Canadian and U.S. EPA legislated new diesel emission standards for all on-road trucks and buses in North America. These standards have greatly limited the allowable NOx (Oxides of Nitrogen or Nitrogen Oxides) levels, to be emitted from diesel vehicles – trucks of all classes, passenger cars, and buses. These requirements demand that all new road vehicles with diesel engines, from 2010 on, have engines with technology that will ensure the emission standards are met. Most diesel engine manufacturers have focused on Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) technology to reduce the oxides of nitrogen (NOx) from diesel exhaust. SCR uses Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) and a catalytic converter to achieve the allowable standards. DEF is defined as AUS 32 (Aqueous Urea Solution 32%) made from 32.5% high purity urea and 67.5% de-ionized water. DEF is easily compromised in terms of quality therefore extreme care must be taken in handling and storing to ensure it does not get contaminated. Impurities will cause the fluid not to work properly; even one teaspoon of salt can contaminate a 20,000 L tanker full of DEF - or can cause damage to the SCR catalyst, causing engine problems to the point of reduced engine performance or possibly nullifying engine warranties.

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Bob MacDonald, President of Wakefield Canada, cut the ribbon officially opening the high tech facility that will take prilled urea, the raw ingredient in DEF, and process it into ready-to-use H2Blu DEF. The solutionizing facility is housed within Wakefield’s existing lubricant blending plant in Toronto’s Long Branch area. The facility is understood to be the first of its kind in this country. Wakefield sources prill through CDI (Cervantes-Delgado Inc), a strategic partner of PotashCorp. By manufacturing and packaging H2Blu in its own facility,

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Peterbilt Unveils New Enhancements for Medium Duty Models 210 and 220

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eterbilt Motors Company has unveiled new design enhancements for the medium duty Models 210 and 220 cabovers in the Class 6 and Class 7 markets. Offering optimal maneuverability, high volume payload capacity and enhanced visibility, the cabover vehicles are available in several wheelbases to accommodate a variety of application requirements including pickup and delivery, wrecker and sweeper. “Maneuverability is a key attribute to maintain.The Model 210 and 220 offer that and driver comfort, entry safety features, serviceability and vigorous power all in a compact package. And with its low chassis weight, it’s perfect for high volume payloads,” said Bill Jackson, Peterbilt general manager and PACCAR vice president. “From Class 5 to Class 8, Peterbilt has a complete lineup of conventional and cabover trucks that offer versatility that will meet any business requirements or application needs.” The new 2012 designs have paired a lightweight chassis and frame rail with a strategically positioned electrical system to optimize body installation and increase payload capacity. The Models 210 and 220 utilize Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) technology and are 2010 emissions compliant. In addition, the new designs are available with an Allison 2100 Series automatic transmission which helps provide a smooth, comfortable ride. Designed for optimal productivity, the Peterbilt 210 is available as a Class 6 straight truck with GVW rated at 26,000 pounds. It features a tight turning radius for ultimate maneuverability in difficult, confined spaces, and a wrap-around windshield, extra large side windows and heated mirrors for exceptional visibility. Standard with an automatic transmission and air suspension, the model 210 is recommended for bodies between 18 to 26 feet in length and can be configured for a non-CDL operation. In addition, the wrap around dash highlights the spacious interior with its capacity to seat three people and provides ample storage with overhead compartments running the width of the cabin. A Class 7 vehicle, the Model 220 is tailor-made to deliver a compact package of maneuverability, visibility and serviceability. In addition to the tight turning radius and wrap around windshield, the Model 220 provides a low chassis weight, perfect for high volume payloads. The front panel opens for quick access to

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the air filter, coolant, washer fluid, power-steering fluid, refrigerant and engine oil, and ergonomically positioned doors open a wide 90 degrees. The Model 220 is recommended for bodies between 20 and 26 feet in length. Both vehicles are powered by the reliable, lightweight PACCAR PX-6 with horsepower ratings up to 250 and torque ratings up to 660 lbs-ft. Ideal for medium duty truck owners, the fuel-efficient PX-6 provides an in-line 6 cylinder devise with four valves per cylinder, a high pressure common rail fuel system and features the best power-to-weight ratio available in its class. “To expand versatility in Peterbilt’s medium duty line, and to capitalize on market growth, our team of engineers has developed new designs for the Model 210 and 220 to enhance driver productivity,” said Landon Sproull, Peterbilt chief engineer. “The 2012 designs offer optimal maneuverability, comfort and ease of operation, providing drivers an advantage while operating in congested environments.” The Model 210 and 220 complement Peterbilt’s broad lineup of medium duty vehicles which includes the conventional Model 325, 330, 337, and 348. For environmentally friendly operations, Models 330, 337 and 348 are also available in hybrid electric configurations.

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t’s easy to spot cell phone offenders. They whiz past you on the road, yakking away on their device while cutting people off and running red lights. In tight, crowded places, they talk loudly so everyone has no choice but to listen to the latest celebrity gossip. And if you’re out with such offenders, they’ll answer their phone and have a 15-minute conversation while you sit uncomfortably, pretending not to eavesdrop as you pick lint off your shirt. Cell phone offenders definitely earn a bad rap these days. And if you’re one of them, here are some tips to banish the wrongs and make it right: 1 Resist the urge to answer every call. If your phone rings while you’re out with a friend or on a date, let your voicemail pick up the call. It is poor etiquette to answer the call and talk for longer than a few minutes. Respect the time of the person who is talking to you face-to-face. 2 Focus on driving. Talking or texting on the road is a major distraction and can cost you a ticket or demerit points in some provinces. It also risks your safety and the safety of those who share the road with you. 3 Use your cell phone for a good cause. Donating via text message is all the rage now and you can support charities like Christian Children’s Fund of Canada that provide hope to the world’s poor. Text “CCFC” to 45678 to make a $10 donation. Terms at: www.mobilegiving.ca.

Les policiers, les pompiers et les ambulanciers doivent souvent faire leur travail sur les accotements d’autoroutes achalandées. Pour des raisons de sécurité, la loi exige que tous les conducteurs ralentissent et fassent preuve de prudence lorsqu’ils dépassent un véhicule d’urgence stationné sur le côté de la route avec ses gyrophares activés. Sur une route à plusieurs voies, la loi exige aussi que tous les conducteurs se déplacent de façon à libérer au moins une voie entre leur véhicule et le véhicule d’urgence stationné, pourvu que cela puisse se faire en toute sécurité. Respecter cette loi aidera à sauver des vies! L’enfreindre peut entraîner une amende de 2 000 $ et trois points d’inaptitude.

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New 2012 Kenworth Calendar Available in Wall and Appointment Formats

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he new 2012 Kenworth Calendar is now available for order (www.shopkenworth.com). The six-page, 2012 Kenworth Wall Calendar features the T370 fire tanker, T440 Extended Day Cab compressed natural gas (CNG) tractor, T660 86-inch Studio AeroCab®, T700 75-inch AERODYNE®, T800 38-inch AeroCab heavy haul, and W900L 86-inch Studio AeroCab®. The wall calendar is 26-1/4 inches tall by 28 inches wide. The 2012 Kenworth Appointment Calendar, which is 9-3/4 inches tall by 13 inches wide, offers a Kenworth Truck of the Month. Featured trucks include the T370 fuel tanker, T470 Extended Day Cab service truck with a PACCAR winch, T660 Extended Day Cab Regional Hauler, T800 Extended Day Cab dump, and K500 with a carrying capacity of 105,000 lbs. In addition, the six wall calendar photographs are incorporated. Most of the featured trucks in both calendars are equipped with the PACCAR MX, PACCAR PX-6 or PACCAR PX-8 engine. To order, visit your Kenworth dealer or go to www. shopkenworth.com and click on “Calendar”. Cost is $16.95 (US$) for the 2012 Kenworth Wall Calendar and $11.95 (US$) for the 2012 Kenworth Appointment Calendar. Prices do not include shipping and handling. The calendar also may be ordered by calling 1-877-705-3314 (U.S.) and 1-425-806-2306 (International).

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Daimler Trucks North America Unveils the New Detroit™ Brand for Powertrain Components D

aimler Trucks North America (DTNA) recently unveiled its new Detroit™ brand at the American Trucking Associations Management Conference and Exposition in Dallas. Based on the existing Detroit Diesel brand, the “Detroit” brand will encompass all powertrain-related truck components. These include the state-of-the-art DD13, DD15, and DD16 diesel engines, which comply with the current EPA 2010 emissions standards. “By launching the Detroit brand, DTNA is reinforcing its intentions to respond more quickly and efficiently in developing an optimized line of vertically integrated components,” said Andreas Renschler, Daimler Board of Management Member responsible for Daimler Trucks and Daimler Buses. “DTNA and Detroit Diesel have embraced Daimler Trucks’

strategy through implementation of uniform production standards and processes, and a modular strategy for engine development, engineering and manufacturing processes that draws upon Daimler’s global resources.” An example of Daimler’s powertrain optimization strategy is the Detroit DD engine line-up that utilizes Daimler Trucks’ best-in-class global processes for powertrain engineering and development. The portfolio includes the Detroit DD13, DD15 and DD16 engines all equipped with BlueTec emissions technology, Daimler’s global SCR technology. Detroit DD engines have proven to be among the most fuel efficient, highest quality, lowest total cost of ownership and cleanest emissions engines in the industry.

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What’s in a Consultant?

N o w a d a y s many companies hire consultants on a regular basis to provide information and opinions on a variety of products and services. In the transportation market alone there are many consultants especially in the field of safety and driver training that are either employed or freelance to many industry clients. Whether you’re big or small at some point in your business career you will need the help of a consultant to help keep your business running profitably. So if you do decide you need a consultant what should you look for, what types of things do you need to know. First take the price equation out of the picture, not that you shouldn’t focus on price, but that should not be your initial focus. Price can be evaluated after other areas of expertise have been established. The first area of expertise is knowledge, does this person focus on a few areas of expertise or a list of 100 topics. Many of us have few areas of strong topics that we are known for in the industry. Does the consultant work regularly in your industry? I see this many times companies will bring in someone from outside of their industry to give a presentation, sometimes you can get away with that depending on the reason for the session but for important topics try to get someone from the industry you are in so that the audience can relate better

to the presenter. Will the presenter relate to your audience? If the person giving a presentation can’t relate to the people in the audience your message won’t have a hope in getting across.

When looking at the work a consultant may do away from presenting, make sure you are able to track progress of the work, did they do their job? Are they following the timelines set out during the proposal stage, are they giving regular reports and did they explain everything up

front as to what will be done and how it will be done? Many business owners especially owner operators feel they don’t need a consultant to help them, that the cost outweighs the profits. Well, that is the wrong way to think of hiring a consultant and like I said before, price is the last evaluation on the list. A consultant for your business may be the best thing you could do to help make your business successful. A consultant will bring a number of things to the table. First he will bring a fresh set of eyes to your business, you may have been too close to the business to see potential problems. Second a good consultant will set you on a track to success by creating an action plan and a review plan to make sure you are staying on track. Next your consultant will be someone of high integrity that you can trust and is dedicated to seeing your business be successful. Think of a consultant as your personal success manager. A good consultant is like a good accountant, if he knows his stuff then you will save money instead of spend money. The first step on your end is to make the call and then trust him to be there for you.

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echnological advances have made it possible for a vehicle to run without a driver, but is a driverless future actually desirable? Volvo Trucks says that making vehicles more autonomous is perhaps not a question of excluding drivers, but rather of emphasizing their importance. The history of autonomous vehicles dates back to 1970s Japan, and various projects are currently underway at universities, research institutes and high-tech companies around the world. Hundreds of thousands of driverless kilometres have been clocked up, and proponents of the technology believe that such vehicles will increase road capacity, reduce congestion, and most importantly improve road safety by eliminating driver error. The tech liberals argue that if 90 percent of accidents are due to the human factor - as statistics indicate - why not completely take the driver out of the equation? Opponents, meanwhile, raise concerns about the fallibility of the computerized systems. And who is legally responsible if one of these unmanned vehicles causes an accident? Automated systems like sensors, cameras and radar for monitoring the traffic situation and the vehicle’s surroundings are regarded by many as having some advantages over humans, but Carl Johan Almqvist at Volvo Trucks believes the safest approach is to combine the automated system’s 360-degree awareness with the professional driver’s knowledge and experience. “We believe in the driver and appreciate that the human brain can make decisions that automatic systems struggle with,” he says. “The computer never gets tired, but it can only do things for which it is programmed. As soon as you are outside of normal situations, that is where the driver’s skill comes in. Drivers are often best placed to assess a situation and to choose between slowing down, panic braking or driving round an obstacle.” Volvo Trucks is therefore working on systems that support drivers in situations where they are under-stimulated, such as when stuck in a traffic jam. “When you are moving slowly your mind wanders, you aren’t focused on driving and if the car in front suddenly stops, you might hit it,” says Almqvist. “These are situations where it’s a good idea to support the driver.” ROAD TODAY NOVEMBER 2011

Volvo’s vision of combining a well-trained professional driver with increased automation is being realized through the SARTRE (Safe Road Trains for the Environment) project. The idea behind the project - of which Volvo is a part through its centre for research and innovation, Volvo Technology - is to develop a technology for vehicle platooning - that is, a convoy where a professional driver in a lead vehicle drives a line of other vehicles. Each vehicle in the convoy measures the distance, speed and direction to the car in front, and adjusts accordingly. The vehicles are not physically attached to each other and can leave the procession at any time. But once in the platoon, the following drivers can relax and do other things while the platoon proceeds towards its destination under the expert guidance of the lead driver. Platooning is expected to deliver a number of benefits: road safety will improve as the human factor is minimized; fuel consumption - and therefore also CO2 emissions - will be reduced by up to 20 percent; road congestion will be reduced as vehicles will be only a few metres apart; and the drivers of the following vehicles will be able to rest, work or eat. The technology has been successfully tested with one car following the lead vehicle. Public acceptance and the relevant legislation may, however, be longer in coming. Volvo Trucks participates in several technologically-driven projects such as SARTRE, since the outcome and lessons from such projects are always regarded as valuable knowledge. “Safety is one of Volvo’s core values, so we are investing considerable effort in automation while doing it in the safest possible way,” says Almqvist. “The technology is moving quickly, but getting it to work in a safe way with a human being is our ultimate aim. You should feel as safe as you do when driving yourself, even if it is a computer that is doing the work.” Carl Johan Almqvist points to the autopilot systems used in aviation as a more realistic way forward for the road transport industry. “Today you can push a button and fly on autopilot from when you leave the gate until your arrival at the other end,” he says. “But you still have a pilot. Two, in fact.”

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Dates of Brampton Operation: November 25 & 26 December 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17

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Features of the service The Operation Red Nose service is not intended just for people who have been drinking alcohol. Any person who does not feel fit to drive, due to fatigue or other reasons, can call. A person may call once, or more than once, during the course of an evening, either to go from one place to another, or simply to go home. The service is free. Donations are accepted and are turned in full to local St. John Ambulance youth programs. The only requirement: the client must show proof of valid insurance and own the vehicle at the time of their call. In other words: no vehicle, no service. Operation Red Nose is not a taxi service, but rather a volunteer driver service for motorists and their vehicles. The client is driven in his or her own vehicle and never in the vehicle of the Operation Red Nose volunteers. Other passengers may also ride in the client’s vehicle (just as long as there are enough seat belts) and will be dropped off before the owner's car is taken to the requested destination. The service is confidential. The volunteers commit to be discreet by signing a form in which they agree not to give any details that could help identify a client.

Operation Red Nose is a unique program that helps to prevent drinking and driving. Essentially, it is a volunteer driving service provided during the Holiday Season to all drivers who have been drinking or who do not feel fit to drive their own vehicle. It is an original and free way of getting a safe ride in one’s own vehicle without driving it! Since 1984, Operation Red Nose’s mission has been to encourage responsible behaviour with regard to impaired driving in a non-judgmental manner by enabling communities to provide a free and confidential chauffeur service to their members, the financial benefits of which are redistributed to local organizations dedicated to youth.

The Service A CONFIDENTIAL, EFFICIENT AND FREE SERVICE How does the service work? The Operation Red Nose service is provided by a team of three volunteers. Two of them, the client driver and the navigator, ride with the client in his or her vehicle while the other volunteer, the escort driver, follows them behind in their own car to pick the volunteers up at the end of the ride.

Volunteers Needed! Want to get involved with Operation Red Nose Brampton? There’s always room! We will need drivers and navigators, but we also need dispatchers, mascots and mascot handlers. If you are interested in participating in this exciting campaign, please contact Heather LeBlanc at 905-451-3113, ext. 3224 or at heather.leblanc@on.sja.ca.

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Dr Christopher H. Singh Chiropractor, runs Trans Canada Chiropractic at 230 Truck Stop in Woodstock, Ont. He can be reached at 519-421-2024 E-mail: chris_singh@sympatico.ca

Sties- No Crying Matter I recently had a driver come into my clinic complaining of pain in his upper eyelid. During the examination I noticed a small red lump on the inside of his eye lid. As it turns out, he had developed a sty or a hordeolum. Sties are a very common condition within the population. It is safe to say that most of us will experience a sty a few times during our life time. There are two categories of sties, internal and external. Internal sties form on the inner lining of the eyelids while external sties form on the outside of the eyelid. Other than their location, the two types of sties tend to cause the same collection of symptoms. The symptoms associated with sties occur rapidly and generally only last from 7-10 days with out treatment. The most common symptoms include a red lump on your eyelid which looks similar in appearance to a pimple, eyelid pain/swelling and tearing of the eyes. Sties are caused by an infection of the sebaceous glands at the base of our eyelashes. Poor hygiene that exposes your eyelids to bacteria is by far the most common cause. Touching or

rubbing your eyes with soiled or dirty hands can transfer bacteria to your eyelids. Contact lens use is also associated with sties. Changing your contact lenses without properly washing your hands can lead to sties.

Similarly, failing to thoroughly clean and disinfect contact lens can lead to the development of sties. Finally, improper use of make up may increase your risk as well. The majority of sties are merely a harmless nuisance. However, it is important to seek medical attention if the sty does not resolve within a weeks time or there is excessive swelling and redness of the eye or surround cheek area. Your doctor will diagnose a sty by performing a detailed physical examination and testing for bacteria. By identifying what type of bacteria is present, your doctor will be able to better recommend a treatment. In most cases, sties will typically resolve

by themselves with no medical treatment. However, in persistent cases, your doctor may recommend antibiotic eye drops or even surgery. Surgery to treat a sty usually involves lancing the sty in order to relieve the pressure and pain. There are a few home remedies that you can perform to help speed up your recovery. First of all, avoid touching or squeezing the sty. Secondly, placing a warm wash cloth over your closed eye may help to relieve pain as well as encourage the sty to drain on its own. Finally, avoid wearing contact lenses and make up until the sty has fully healed. Preventing sties is really quite simple. The key is to avoid introducing bacteria into the eye. By washing your hands with soap or alcohol-based hand sanitizer several times each day, you will greatly reduce your chances of developing a sty. Also, keeping your contact lenses clean and well disinfected is very important. Lastly, wear proper eye protection when around hazardous or toxic substances. I hope you found this article interesting and informative. Until next month, drive safely.

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