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MAIDEN NATURAL GAS VEHICLE CANADA CONFERENCE HELD IN TORONTO WINTER TIRES: THE OPTION FOR SNOWY, ICY ROADS

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elcome to the November 2013 edition of Road Today and thanks for your continued interest in the awardwinning magazine for Canada’s multicultural trucking industry. Inside you will find the latest updates related to the trucking industry plus all regular features like Trucking Quotient Quiz, Road Safety Tips, Entertainment, Health Column, Kids Corner, and much more. Heartiest congratulations to the members and leadership of the Automotive Transportation Service Superintendents Association (ATSSA) for completing 75 glorious years of exploring, promoting and implementing ways and means to enhance maintenance practices involving commercial vehicles and fostering a spirit of fellowship. The ATSSA is comprised of commercial vehicle fleet maintenance supervisors along with others in allied industries - all with a vested interest, in vehicle safety, the environment & in the operating efficiency of such equipment. We encourage industry stakeholders to get involved with the ATSSA and benefit from their rich pool of experience and commitment for a safe working environment. Almost 2,200 people are killed each year on Canada’s roads and highways, and another 170,600 are injured—often seriously. That’s an average of six deaths every day or the equivalent of 30 busloads of people a year. Most of the victims are young drivers and those 75 and older. The social cost of motor vehicle collisions is about $63 billion per year. Around the world, 1.2 million people

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die following road crashes every year and the United Nations expects this number to grow if road users don’t change their behaviour and driving practices. Simple actions, such as paying attention while driving, wearing a seat belt and not drinking or consuming drugs and driving can help greatly reduce the number of deaths. Most Canadians wear their seat belts, but those who don’t make up 40 percent of all road victims. Drivers, cyclists and pedestrians can all contribute to road safety by being more careful and by following the rules of the road. Canada’s National Day of Remembrance for Road Crash Victims will be held on Wednesday, November 20th. Please observe a moment of silence for those who have died, for the injured, and for the families and friends who have lost so much. We are entering into a festive mood starting with celebration of Diwali, Gurpurab followed soon after by Christmas and New Year parties. Let us resolve not to mix drinking and driving in order to prevent serious injuries and loss of precious human lives. Please plan ahead for a safe ride home as there are many safe alternates available like using a designated driver, taxi service amongst others. Stay connected and shall see you next month with some exciting developments to share!

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OEM NEWS

Volvo Trucks Announces ‘XE11’

Fuel Efficiency Package for 11-Liter North American Engine president of Volvo Trucks North American Sales & Marketing. “XE11 delivers a proven strategy for reducing fuel consumption.” Volvo first introduced XE packages for its 13-liter D13 and 16-liter D16 engines. To date, more than 24 percent of all Volvopowered trucks ordered in 2013 also feature XE powertrain packages.

Volvo Trucks has expanded its XE – exceptional efficiency – powertrain package lineup with the introduction of XE11 for its 11-liter Volvo D11 engine.

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vailable on Volvo VNM and VNL models and rated up to 80,000 lbs. GCWR, XE11 is ideal for less-than-truckload, distribution, bulk haul and other regional applications. The powertrain package improves fuel efficiency by up to 3 percent. “Demand for XE powertrain packages continues to grow as customers increasingly look to combat fuel costs through optimized truck specifications,” said Gӧran Nyberg,

The XE11 package includes the following components: n Volvo D11 engine with 405 horsepower rating and 1550 lb.-ft. of torque n Volvo I-Shift overdrive transmission with a 0.78:1 ratio n Axle ratios of 2.64 to 2.80 n Proprietary software that facilitates seamless communication between Volvo’s integrated powertrain components. XE packages improve fuel efficiency by lowering engine rpm at a given vehicle speed, a concept Volvo calls “downspeeding.” Possible through the combination of Volvo’s I-Shift automated manual transmission and a Volvo engine with modified software, XE allows the engine to cruise about 200 rpm less than the average truck sold today. Fuel efficiency improves by about 1.5 percent for every 100 rpm of downspeeding, so customers spec’ing the XE package can expect up to a 3 percent improvement when compared with another overdrive transmission in a similar operation. RT

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INDUSTRYTRENDS

Maiden Natural Gas Vehicle Canada Conference Opens New Gateway of Opportunities The 1st Annual Natural Gas Vehicle Canada Conference & Exhibition (NGV) held from October 1 to 2 at The Ritz Carlton, Toronto brought together industry’s leading experts and a host of specific and dedicated sessions tailored directly to address the most pressing NGV challenges.

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he Natural Gas Vehicle Market in Canada has gained tremendous momentum over the past year, fuelled by regional incentives and large scale investments from some of Canada’s largest fleet operators including Robert, Bison and Vedder transport who are truly embracing LNG as the transport fuel of the future. As compared with conventional fuels, natural gas technology offers 30-40% fuel cost savings and 20-25% GHG emissions reductions. According to information shared at the conference, Canadian companies have invested over $350M in vehicles, infrastructure and R&D to date. The conference hosted by FC Business Intelligence brought forward a number of topics and key challenges that need to be addressed in order to develop a profitable and sustainable market for NGV’s: including

infrastructure business models and construction, policy and legislation, consumer engagement, OEM development and cross industry partnerships to name just a few. More than 300 delegates had the opportunity to hear from the major companies already blazing a trail in this market place, infrastructure providers, natural gas producers, state & federal representatives and key component suppliers. Some of the key exhibitors included Ryder, FTI International Group, GE Canada, Enn Canada, Enbridge Gas Distribution. Stay tuned for our brand new informative series on NGV issues starting in 2014. RT

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he following is a bit of free advice for all of you. Follow these simple rules. When preparing your permit book for your truck or trucks, you should have the following in the permit book at all times. I suggest you prepare a Table of Contents, and number each page. This way when pulled over in the U.S.A. or Canada for a DOT inspection the driver looks at the Table of Contents, and knows what the Inspector wants right away. 1) CVOR (the Company COMMERCIAL VEHICLE OPERATOR’S REGISTRATION) 2) Original Ownership or a copy of FRONT AND BACK of ownership with the copy to be signed in ink 3) Original IRP Cab Card (International Registration Plan) 4) Copy of MCS9 Insurance and Pink Slips of Insurance (Motor Carrier Policies) both provided by your Insurance Agents/Brokers 5) Copy of Annual Safety Inspection Certificate of Truck and Trailers 6) Copy of the Emission Test (vehicles over 5 years) 7) Copy of IFTA license (International Fuel Tax Agreement)

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INDUSTRYNEWS

2013 Kenworth Road Tour visits Mississauga The Kenworth Road Tour travelling across the United States and Canada made a stop at Kenworth Truck Centre in Mississauga on October 15th during a special event well attended by customers and industry patrons.

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he interactive, self-guided exhibit housed in a state-of-theart, double-expanding, 53-foot tour trailer with nearly 1,000 square-feet of exhibit space provided customers to learn more about the key features of both the T880 and T680, see the new 12.9-liter PACCAR MX-13 engine, and experience 90 years of Kenworth history. The new Kenworth T880 is designed to help maximize performance in applications as dump, mixer, refuse, and heavy haul. The T880 dump truck has a standard 122.5-inch BBC hood and a PACCAR MX-13 engine rated at 500-hp and 1,850 lb-ft of torque. The T880 flatbed hauler features the 116.5-inch BBC short hood optimized for the PACCAR MX-13 engine. That truck’s

engine is rated at 455-hp and 1,650 lb-ft of torque. The PACCAR MX-13 engine offers excellent fuel efficiency, high reliability and durability, lightweight design, and low cost of ownership. Transporting the 53-foot tour trailer exhibit was the T680 52-inch sleeper equipped with a PACCAR MX-13 engine rated at 500-hp and 1,850 lb-ft of torque. This new sleeper configuration joins the T680 day cab and T680 76-inch sleeper offerings. All are designed to maximize performance in line haul, pickup and delivery, and regional hauling operations. Tour Partners for the T880 Road Tour include Bendix, Bridgestone, Chevron, Eaton, Hendrickson and Michelin. RT

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OEM NEWS

Navistar First To Market With Portfolio Of Fully Automated Transmission Options Offerings increase fuel economy in a variety of applications

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avistar has announced that it is the first to market with a portfolio of fully automatic and automated manual transmissions for a range of applications. The options will be available on International ProStar and International TranStar vehicles. “Our portfolio of fully automated transmissions reduces the variance between expert drivers and first-timers by electronically monitoring vehicle speed, grade, weight and more to select the best gear for the engine. This not only improves efficiency, but it will extend the life of the driveline,” said Bill Kozek, president of North America Truck and Parts, Navistar The company’s portfolio of fully automatic and automated manual transmissions includes Cummins Eaton Smart Advantage, Eaton UltraShift Plus LSE and Allison TC10 transmissions. Cummins Eaton Smart Advantage Available on the International ProStar, the Cummins Eaton Smart Advantage is a 10-speed automated manual transmission

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paired with the Cummins ISX15 engine. Providing significant benefits across the board for linehaul and regional haul fleets, the engine and transmission share critical data, determining the torque curve and power level needed to match real-time load demand. This optimizes performance and fuel economy as a total unit. Cummins and Eaton estimate that drivers can achieve between three and six percent improved fuel economy. Navistar is the first to market with this product combination and it is available for order now. A standard five-year or 750,000 mile warranty is also included. Eaton UltraShift Plus LSE Eaton’s UltraShift Plus LSE transmission is designed exclusively for Navistar. The new 16-speed direct drive automated mechanical transmission maximizes fuel efficiency in linehaul applications and Eaton testing has validated drivers can achieve six percent improved fuel economy. Designed with a small 17 percent step between gears, the transmission optimizes a diesel engine’s most efficient RPM zone to reduce fuel consumption.

The UltraShift Plus LSE has 16 forward gears and two reverse gears, and an overall ratio of 14.40. The standard warranty is five-year/750,000 miles for the transmission and three-year/350,000 miles for the clutch. This option is now available for order on the International ProStar. Allison TC10 The first fully automatic transmission for the Class 8 on-highway segment, the Allison TC10 provides a blended architecture with full-power shifts, a torque converter and a twin countershaft gear box. Available on International ProStar and International TranStar vehicles with MaxxForce 13 engines with SCR, its 10 forward speeds and two reverse make the TC10 ideal for distribution applications where the tractor-trailer splits its work cycle between city and highway conditions. A standard five-year or 750,000 mile warranty is also included. International trucks with the Allison TC10 will be available for delivery in early 2014. RT


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ROADSAFETY

Canada will honour road crash victims, along with those they left behind on November 20 Wednesday, November 20, 2013, is Canada’s National Day of Remembrance for Road Crash Victims. Let us in remembering those who have died over the years, along with their friends and families. Let us take the opportunity to remind ourselves of the importance of road safety.

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lmost 2,200 people are killed each year on Canada’s roads and highways, and another 170,600 are injured—often seriously. That’s an average of six deaths every day or the equivalent of 30 busloads of people a year. Most of the victims are young drivers and those 75 and older. The social cost of motor vehicle collisions is about $63 billion per year. Around the world, 1.2 million people die following road crashes every year and the United Nations expects this number to grow if road users don’t change their behaviour and driving practices. Simple actions, such as paying attention while driving, wearing a seat belt and not drinking or consuming drugs and driving can help greatly reduce the number of deaths. Most Canadians wear their seat belts, but those who don’t make up 40 percent of all road victims. Seat belts do save lives. Drivers,

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cyclists and pedestrians can all contribute to road safety by being more careful and by following the rules of the road. On November 20, please observe a moment of silence for those who have died, for the injured, and for the families and friends who have lost so much. For more information, please visit: www. rememberroadcrashvictims.ca RT

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ASSOCIATIONNEWS

BCTA Seeks 25 Immigrant Truck Drivers to Test New Skills Assessment Tool The BC Trucking Association (BCTA) has developed a new skills assessment tool called IDRIVE and is looking for 25 recent immigrants with professional truck-driving experience to participate in a pilot test to be scheduled in November or December 2013.

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CTA is working with BC motor carriers to find ways to address a shortage of professional drivers that could run as high as 33,000 across Canada by 2020, according to a Conference Board of Canada study. To assist, BCTA has partnered with the Asia Pacific Gateway Skills Table to develop a truck driver skill and experience assessment tool with input from motor carriers. IDRIVE stands for “Immigrant Driver Readiness – Industry Validation and Engagement,” and it reviews the professional experience of drivers who are new to Canada, to provide them with a verified report on their readiness for employment in BC. IDRIVE tests industry knowledge, essential skills, employability characteristics (including customer service skills) and driving skills. IDRIVE is made possible by the Immigrant Employment Council of BC. Funding is

provided by the Government of Canada and the Province of British Columbia. Participants must not be employed currently in the trucking industry, but must live in BC and have a BC Class 1 commercial driver’s licence – or be willing to obtain one within the timeframe of the pilot project, which includes a road test. They must have at least one year of professional driving experience, here or in another country, read and write basic English, and be eligible to work in Canada, among a few other requirements. In return, participants receive a copy of their IDRIVE assessment, and BCTA will work to connect them with motor carriers interested in the pilot and looking for drivers to hire. The deadline for IDRIVE applications is November 8, 2013. Complete details and an IDRIVE application form are available at www.bctrucking.com RT

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CONFERENCE NEWS

10th Canadian Recruiting & Retention Conference held in Toronto The 10th Canadian Recruiting & Retention Conference was successfully held on October 2nd and 3rd at the International Plaza Hotel & Conference Centre (formerly the Doubletree) in Toronto.

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ur Conference has always been about re-energizing the industry’s efforts to adopt the best practices for recruitment, education and retention. We thank the industry patrons for supporting the initiative whole

heartedly,’’ said Peter Charboneau, President and Publisher of Over the Road magazine. Back by popular demand, the Canadian Recruiting & Retention Conference presented a diverse roster of speakers and topics. Kelly Anderson, President of Impact Training Solutions discussed management techniques of North America’s most effective recruiting & transportation managers, and best practices in Recruiting & Retention. Dan Baker focused on the critical problem of Driver Retention and how this applies to the new, younger generations of drivers. Other speakers included David Benjatschek, Hughena Brennan, Steven Bryan, Ray Haight, Lisa Kember and Ellen Voie. RT

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4th Trucking for a Cure Convoy raises over $60,000 The 4th Annual Trucking for a Cure convoy took place successfully on Saturday, October 5th. The overwhelming support of sponsors, fleets, drivers, volunteers and organisers helped raise awareness and over $60,000 for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.

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eginning and ending at the TA Travel Centre Woodstock, it was a fun filled day of festivities. The driving force battling breast cancer traveled along Hwy 401 in a rainbow of pink ribbons, supporting the fighters, admiring the survivors, honoring the taken, and never ever giving up hope! The event was endorsed and sponsored by industry leaders like Peterbilt Ontario Truck Centres, Highland Transport, Bruce Outridge Productions, Davy Truck Sales, Sheehan’s Truck Centre, Arrow Truck Sales, Expressway Trucks, TST Truckload Express, Bison, Travellers, Trimac, OK Tire, Superior Propane, Road Today Media Group amongst many others. Organizers were once again excited this year to have the Canadian Breast Cancer

Foundations “Pink Tour Bus” join their convoy. The performance by OPP Golden Helmets Precision Motorcycle Team, Shattered rock brand, silent auction, BBQ, kid’s zone, local crafters, draw prizes were big attractions of the day. Trucking for a Cure (TFAC) is a support group on behalf of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation-Ontario, which consists of professional men & women in the transportation industry. TFAC not only raises awareness & funds for the CBCF but also builds bridges between commercial drivers, the industry, and the public at large. For information about upcoming events, contact Joanne Millen-Mackenzie at (613) 803-1711 or visit the web site www. truckingforacure.com RT


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Tallman Truck Centre:

From small town roots to an extensive dealer network

Tallman Truck Centre marked the 40th Anniversary milestone by hosting a grandeur celebration for their employees at the Rogers K-ROCK Centre in Kingston on September 14th.

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allman Truck Centre originated in Kemptville in 1973 by Chairman & CEO, Gerald Tallman and 4 decades later is now run by his son, Kevin Tallman. Gerald Tallman first purchased Ken Seymour Motors in 1973 and from then on continued to improve their customer service experience by expanding to boast 8 full service dealerships across Ontario, most recently in Oshawa and Mississauga, as well as 6 associate dealerships. With 350+ employees, almost one-third have been with the company for 10 years or more, Tallman Truck Centre believes that their employees are their greatest asset. As a family run business, the Tallman’s have always been an active part of their local community. Since 1986, the Tallman family has hosted the Kemptville Charity Golf Tournament, with participation from employees, customers and suppliers coming together to raise money for local community charities. Tallman Truck Centre has also invested in the Kemptville District Hospital emergency room, now

the Tallman Family Emergency room as of 2010. The management recently announced a generous scholarship of $2,500 towards the Modified Apprenticeship Program run by Automotive Transportation Service Superintendents’ Association at Centennial College. Tallman Truck Centre has provided Total Truck Commitment for 40 years and is currently bringing their way of business and customer service to the GTA. The Oshawa location is currently undergoing renovations adding 6 new service bays as well as a complete renovation of the office building. When it comes to new or used truck sales, service or parts, Tallman Truck Centre is an ideal source for truckers travelling on Highways 401, 417 and 416 in Ontario. Tallman Truck Centre is one of Canada’s 50 Best Companies, a proud recipient of the Circle of Excellence award as well as an Idealease Idealgold recipient. For more information, visit www.ttctruck. ca or get connected via their social media presence on Facebook and Twitter. RT


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ROAD SAFETY

Winter tires: The option for snowy, icy roads (NC) Motorists may be leaving themselves unprepared for the cold winter season by ignoring the equipment on their vehicles. The Canadian Press claims that one out of five winter driving accidents could have been avoided with winter tires.

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compound that maintains its flexibility in cold weather. This helps the tire to adapt to the road surface and dig into snow and ice. Stability Control: It’s important to be alert when driving on snow-covered roadways because slush, ice and other hazards make it difficult to change lanes and handle your vehicle. Contrary to popular belief, anti-lock braking systems (ABS) do not increase traction. These control systems only make the most of the available traction by limiting braking and accelerating. Temperature matters: Winter weather can be unpredictable, so it’s important to remember the benefits of

having superior-performing winter tires, such as a set of Goodyear tires. One of the most fundamental aspects of winter tires is the rubber compound. As temperatures drop, the rubber compound in standard tires typically gets “harder,” which can have an effect on traction. Many tire manufacturers recommend that winter tires should be put on vehicles when temperatures drop to 7 degrees Celsius. For more helpful car care advice or information on tires for cars, light trucks, SUVs and more, visit your local Goodyear retailer or go online to www.goodyear.ca. RT

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INDUSTRYEVENT

TRUXPO 2014 to Showcase Class 1 to 8 Trucks, New Conference Program & Features TRUXPO, Western Canada’s largest trucking and logistics show, will return to TRADEX in Abbotsford, British Columbia, September 19 and 20, 2014, with exciting new developments!

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RUXPO is the event where industry meets to find new products and see the latest in commercial truck and transportation equipment. Fleet managers, truck buyers, operators, service personnel and distributors will be able to talk to sales and technical staff face to face to assist and plan their next purchase. Local, national and international exhibitors and visitors will be at TRUXPO, which is one of Canada’s largest exhibitions of Class 5-8 trucks and equipment and other industry-related products and services. The event will also showcase trucks used in forestry, construction and other vocational trucks with an emphasis on Class 1-4 vehicles. If it’s a work truck, it will be showcased at TRUXPO next September. The BC Trucking Association (BCTA) is

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once again hosting the event. “BCTA is pleased to present TRUXPO 2014 in partnership with Master Promotions, which has developed an outstanding event representing the entire trucking industry in Western Canada,” said Greg Munden, BCTA Chairperson and President of Munden Ventures Ltd. “We would like to welcome the Alberta Motor Transport Association, the Saskatchewan and Manitoba Trucking Associations, the Northern BC Truckers Association and the Central Interior Logging Association as new sponsors of the show. Their endorsement truly creates a western Canadian event,” said Munden. Several new developments are planned for 2014, including a conference program. Conference sessions are designed to appeal to industry professionals from the western provinces and these will be timely, informative and full of relevant industry information. BCTA will provide a detailed conference program in the near future. Show producer Master Promotions Ltd. is also planning a Show & Shine, Multicultural Events and Driver Appreciation Day, among other new highlights, and the popular Recruiting Here feature will also return for 2014. TRUXPO 2014 will attract decision makers and stakeholders from the trucking and logistic industries from all over Western Canada and beyond. For complete details and event updates visit www.truxpo.com. RT

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OEM NEWS

Detroit Connect Telematics Solutions Now Offered to Mixed Fleets

Detroit Diesel Corporation (Detroit) has announced the availability of its new all-makes telematics solutions for mixed fleets beginning in Q1 2014. Detroit Connect Visibility fleet software and the On-Board Tablet use the latest in commercial telematics technology to boost efficiency and driver performance.

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vailable initially for Freightliner Trucks and Western Star products, more than 60,000 customers have benefitted from the innovative Detroit Connect technologies. “By expanding the availability of the On-Board Tablet and Visibility fleet software to mixed fleets, we are arming all fleet managers with powerful tools that streamline communications, benefit fuel efficiency and enhance driver productivity,” said Joe Saccio, manager, sales and marketing, Detroit Connect for Daimler Trucks North America. “With Detroit Connect, DTNA is leading the charge to develop technologies that benefit the industry.” Visibility fleet software monitors and delivers real-time data on the entire fleet to track the status of one or all of the trucks. The software generates reports that provide detailed information on vehicle location, speed, mileage, routes, stop times, idle times and more to help managers make valuable

adjustments that ultimately enhance fleet productivity. The On-Board Tablet delivers Hoursof-Service logs for reporting; Two-Way Messaging, including text to voice; Advanced Navigation for asset specific routing; and simplified Pre- and Post-trip Inspection. Developed on the Android platform, the On-Board Tablet’s intuitive interface, portable size and durable casing make it ideal for all applications. It features a colorful touch-screen display with an hours-of-service clock, and the ability to host third party apps. Purchase of the On-Board Tablet includes Visibility fleet software. The Detroit Connect suite of products includes Virtual Technician for engine diagnostics, Visibility fleet software, and the On-Board Tablet. Detroit Connect is part of the Detroit product family, which includes the Detroit DT12 Automated Manual Transmission, Detroit Axles, and Detroit engines. For more information, go to www. DemandDetroit.com/connect. RT


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Tom was running late, he left too late the night before and with a rash of problems following him from Customs to a truck repair he was pushing it to get to his delivery by the appointed time.

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rriving in Chicago at 9:00am for a delivery appointment is no easy task and doing it in a tractor trailer is even worse. It doesn’t help that the clock in the truck is reading 8:30am and he is still 30 minutes away from the customer. Tom was beginning to get aggressive with his driving. He had made an improper lane change a few miles back and had caused some tension in drivers around him. He was determined to make it however, and was at a point where traffic was starting to break. He sped up to make up lost time. Ten more minutes and he would make it. His customer was a national account and if you missed the delivery window it would cost money and time to make it right. At last he could see the exit he needed, four more exits on the right and he would be there, it would be tight, but he may just sneak in there before the allotted time. Driving much faster than he should have been he began to move over for the exit, as the blast from the car’s horn behind him reminded him again that he had cut his lane change too tight. The tight lane change didn’t stop him there as he had to do it again to squeeze onto the ramp. This made him very unpopular with the other motorists around him especially the one that had to swerve and almost hit another car. He seemed oblivious to the car horns at this point. As Tom made it into his delivery he was now flustered and bursting into the receiving area with his paperwork and that didn’t make him anymore welcome. As he related to the Receiver the bad trip he had experienced to get there, the receiver didn’t show the same concern. While Tom was inside, outside

an observer was looking at his truck and taking notes. After Tom had left, an Executive from the company came down to the dock to talk with the receiving department employees. After asking some questions about the driver that just delivered it was explained how frazzled the driver was. The Receiver mentioned this is not the first time the company had done this so the Executive said he would take care of it. A phone call a short time later explained to the driver’s Supervisor that the company would not put up with careless driving with their products and their contract was being terminated. It turns out the person that the driver cut off was the Executive of the company. The trucking company lost a million dollar contract with the company.

As professional drivers it is your duty to remain calm and professional while on the roadways. Careless driving can kill. Learn techniques to keep you calm while driving and plan your routes for the least amount of problems. We have all come across situations such as this and they can be dismissed as a bad day for most, but if you feel that this is becoming habit then you need to look at your time management techniques. In this story the contract was lost, but it could have been much worse. It could have been a life. Time management is critical in the world of transportation and safety needs to be at the forefront. After all if you get into a crash you may not make it at all! RT

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OEMNEWS

MACK GuardDog Connect Unleashed Bulldog’s Proactive Approach to Truck Maintenance Takes Another Bite Out of Customer Operating Costs

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ack Trucks has launched MACK GuardDog Connect, a telematics solution built upon the existing MACK GuardDog maintenance monitoring system, keeping wheels and revenues rolling by strengthening communication among the truck, driver, customer and dealer. GuardDog Connect enables quick diagnosis of issues, proactive scheduling for repairs and confirmation that needed parts are in stock and ready to install, all while the truck is still on the job. “We at Mack are committed to having our customers’ backs,” said John Walsh, Mack vice president of marketing. “Our new telematics-based solution, GuardDog Connect, clearly demonstrates our determination to ensure that our customers keep their trucks on the road where they should be.” Like a true watch dog, the GuardDog maintenance monitoring system keeps an eye on the truck and makes the driver aware of potential issues. If the situation is something like a clogged filter, low fluid level or upcoming recommended service interval, GuardDog sends a message to the driver via the MACK Co-Pilot display on the dash. The new GuardDog Connect solution, which is fully integrated into the truck when manufactured, kicks in should a

more serious situation be detected. This triggers a series of events that starts with an automatic alert to MACK OneCall, Mack’s 24/7 customer support center staffed by trained support specialists. Upon receiving the notification and while the driver continues working, the Mack OneCall team immediately evaluates the situation. A case is opened in the MACK ASIST web-based fleet service management platform, the owner or fleet service manager is contacted and the repair planning process begins through a customer-chosen dealer. This process includes verification that a bay and the necessary parts are available while Mack OneCall electronically sends repair instructions to the dealer. Every step of the process happens within minutes of the initial GuardDog Connect heads-up and is constantly managed by Mack OneCall. The end result is that technicians are fully prepared when the truck arrives, getting the customer back on the road faster. “Customers have enough on their minds today without having to worry about the time it takes to diagnose a problem with their vehicle, and get the situation addressed,” Walsh said. “GuardDog Connect simplifies the repair process for drivers and fleet managers, combining purposeful telematics technology with the know-how of the Mack support network to keep customers rolling.” GuardDog Connect will come standard and free of charge for two years on Model Year 2015 MACK Pinnacle, Titan by MACK and MACK Granite models scheduled to roll out in January 2014. RT

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Road Today Nov 2013