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elcome to the September 2012 edition of Road Today and thanks for your continued interest in the award-winning magazine for the changing 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. By the time this edition reaches your hands, kids will be back to school following the summer break. Back to school means more children walking and biking on our roads. Younger children often have limited experience with traffic and lack the skills to negotiate traffic safely. Motorists need to take special care while driving and especially around the bus stop areas. When a school bus has stopped and has activated its flashing red lights, all vehicles travelling behind, or approaching the bus, must come to a complete stop before reaching the bus. Drivers who fail to stop in these conditions face a $490.00 fine and 6 demerit points. Please remember that road safety is a shared responsibility and parents, teachers, students, motorists and everyone else play a significant role. The National Trucking Week (September 2-8) is a special occasion to acknowledge and spotlight the contributions of the hundreds of thousands of men and women of the Canadian trucking industry who keep the country’s freight moving, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We take this opportunity to thank every one who has chosen to build a career in the trucking industry and contribute to the growth of our economy.

York Regional Police recently provided details on Project Sideswipe, a case involving nine alleged staged collisions that occurred in York Region along with suspected associated false medical billings from several medical rehab and assessment centres located in Brampton, Toronto and Mississauga. It is alleged that this ring recruited drivers and passengers to take part in staging collisions to support accident benefit insurance claims where medical rehab and assessment centres use the names, signatures and college registration numbers of medical practitioners, without their proper authorization, and invoice insurance companies for services that were not rendered. According to a recent KPMG study the cost of auto insurance fraud in Ontario ranges between $770 million and $1.6 billion per year. Fighting fraud and controlling it is in everyone’s best interest. To help combat insurance fraud, and help catch fraudsters, our readers can call the Insurance Bureau of Canada’s anonymous TIPS line (1-877-IBC TIPS) or go to www.ibc. ca. If you want to reach the Road Today team through social media, we are readily available on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube. And do tune in to our award winning radio program broadcast every Sunday on CJMR 1320 AM or listen online at www.roadtodayradio.com Drive safe. Always remember: someone back home is waiting for you!

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BORDER SECURITY, DELAYS COST CANADIANS $19.1 B ANNUALLY

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MACK TRUCKS INTRODUCES TWO NEW GENUINE MACK BULLDOG COOLANTS MACK Bulldog Coolants are designed for use in a wide variety of cooling system applications, including on-road, off-road and stationary engine applications, and vehicles fueled with gasoline, diesel and natural gas. They provide outstanding corrosion protection for aluminum, brass, cast iron, steel, solder and copper, and reduce hard water scale formation.

WESTERN STAR NOW OFFERS FACTORYINSTALLED SPIF UNIT IN CANADA Western Star Truck Sales has announced that it now offers a factory-installed Safe Productive Infrastructure Friendly (SPIF) unit for the Ontario, Canada market. Mandated by the Ontario Ministry of Transportation, SPIF vehicles are designed to minimize heavy trucks’ damage to roads and bridges without reducing weight.

FMCSA ADDS HAZMAT BASIC TO CSA, MAKES OTHER CHANGES The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has announced several changes to its Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) enforcement program, including installing a new HazMat BASIC. The move -- which goes into effect in December 2012 is aimed to better identify hazmat safety and compliance problems, the agency says.

NATIONAL TRUCKING WEEK GREETINGS FROM CANADIAN TRUCKING ALLIANCE

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Border security, delays cost Canadians $19.1 B annually

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anada-U.S. border maintenance costs Canadian governments and taxpayers up to $19.1 billion annually, according to a new report from the Fraser Institute, Canada’s leading public policy think-tank. The report, Measuring the Costs of the Canada-US Border, examines Canada’s expenditures on heightened border security since 9-11 and associated reductions in trade and tourism. Calculating the overall annual cost at $19.1 billion, or about 1.5 per cent of Canada’s GDP, the report notes that the 2011 Beyond the Border Declaration offers both countries an opportunity to eliminate costly border inefficiencies. “Canadians and Americans are at a crossroads: either we continue with incremental and uncoordinated border programs as we have often done since 9-11 or we begin to create a new border regime,” said Alexander Moens, Fraser Institute senior fellow and co-author of the report. The report calculates that since 2001, the share of Canadian exports destined for the United States fell to 74.9 per cent, down from 86 per cent in 2000. In addition, the share of U.S.-bound merchandise exports as a component of Canada’s aggregate economic output fell to 17.2 per cent as of 2010, down from 31 per cent in 2000. Post-9-11 border thickening has also adversely affected tourism. According to Statistics Canada, the number of overnight trips by American residents visiting Canada fell by 23 per cent over the past decade, shrinking from 15.2 million in 2000 to 11.7 million in 2009, the lowest number since 1985. The number of same-day return trips fell from 28.8 million to 8.8 million, a decline of 69 per cent. The report suggests that the 2011 Beyond the Border Declaration between Canada and the United States, in which both governments agreed on creating an “integrated, multi-modal customs and transportation security regime,” could strengthen North American trade while reducing border costs for taxpayers, traders, and travellers. Overall, Beyond the Border offers fairly specific goals and a realistic timeframe (between one and three years) for most initiatives, including: • Harmonized border programs: Canada and the United States will begin to jointly undertake criteria outlining how goods

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are to enter or leave the trade zone. Offshore cargo bound for either the U.S. or Canada will be inspected and cleared once for both countries. The two countries will deepen cooperation on passenger pre-screening for prospective visitors to either Canada or the U.S. Both countries will update their technology to install a complete arrival and departure regime for travellers, and Canada will also update its baggage-inspection technology to harmonize its screening with U.S. standards. Canada will also emulate the use of Radio Frequency Identification technology in the U.S. so that vehicles crossing the land border can proceed faster. • Harmonized regulations: As differences between the two markets shrink, the need for non-security inspection on the border decreases. The plan is to harmonize the various “trusted traders” programs including the Canadian supply-chain security program, Partners in Protection (PIP), and its American equivalent, Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT). Harmonizing these initiatives is long overdue and should produce savings by reducing duplicative administration costs. • Improved border-crossing infrastructure: One important proposal is the construction of a new bridge between Windsor and Detroit. The frictionless flow of commercial traffic between Southern Ontario and Michigan is vital for an integrated and thriving North American automotive industry. Since 9-11, long wait times at border crossings in the Windsor-Detroit corridor have threatened the integrity of “just-in-time” manufacturing processes and have added extra production costs to automobile manufacturing, thereby hurting the competitiveness and profitability of the North American automotive industry.

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anitoulin Transport will be featured in the hit TV series, Ice Road Truckers, when it teams up with veteran truck driver, Alex Debogorski, for Season 6 this coming Fall. The new season from Shaw Media’s History Channel, promises to be another nail-biting exposé of this gritty occupation. Ice Road Truckers showcases a specialized area of the trucking industry unknown to most. In some of the coldest regions of North America, many communities can be reached only for a few months each year, when rivers, lakes and seas freeze over and make it possible for trucks to get in. Ice Road Truckers follows some of the drivers who tackle these challenging and dangerous conditions to deliver the vital goods that communities at the very top of the world need to survive. Alex has more than 30 years’ experience driving and hauling goods across North America. In Season 6, he moves on to conquer new territory: Canada’s remote Dempster Highway, stretching

up into the Arctic Circle connecting the Klondike Highway in the Yukon to Inuvik, in the Northwest Territories. Here, unseasonably warm weather forces Alex to battle some of the thinnest ice the winter roads have ever seen. “Taking an 18-wheeler out onto a frozen body of water, far from civilization, takes skill, dedication, and physical and mental endurance,” said Gord Smith, chief executive officer, Manitoulin Transport. “We’re proud to have Alex represent us because he shares those qualities with our own drivers. We’re also proud to have the geographic coverage and equipment it takes to deliver vital goods, such as food, tools and medical supplies, to the people and industries in remote regions of North America that depend on us to get them there, and get them there on time. Ice Road Truckers does an excellent job of exposing the important work transportation companies do and their contribution to isolated communities.” Ice Road Truckers, Season 6, airs Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT, beginning August 29.

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manufacturers. The system is designed to be programmed on the line and immediately be driven away, thereby eliminating the need for a calibrating driving procedure. This also saves manufacturers cost on tools and labor for physical validations. •More flexible adaptation to multiple vehicle types, including vehicles with more than three axles, vehicles with steerable axle lifts and straight trucks that tow trailers. •Elimination of a fixed driving calibration procedure each time an ECU is replaced in the field. The system is designed to automatically adapt to the specific vehicle parameters during the normal driving process. •Constant tuning of the system as parts wear and vehicle characteristics change over time. ESCsmart is designed to automatically adapt to the changes in the steering ratio to maintain integrity of the ESC system.

eritor WABCO has introduced breakthrough ESCsmart technology that will help advance the performance, functionality and flexibility of Electronic Stability Control (ESC). ESCsmart, to be included in Meritor WABCO’s next generation ESC when it is released in 2014, builds upon the current “selflearning” capability whereby the system is designed to automatically adapt to changes in vehicle characteristics and wear without the need to reprogram a separate Electronic Control Unit (ECU). ESCsmart provides higher value to the electronic stability control system with more features and benefits than systems currently available in the market. ESCsmart’s continuous learning functionality consistently monitors vehicle characteristics and makes adjustments to the performance of the ESC. This allows for: •Significant reduction of the validation process for

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rantford truck driver Harvey McDonald, who runs for Winnipeg-based TransX, has been awarded the prestigious Owner/ Operator of the Year award by Truck News magazine. The Owner/Operator of the Year award, now in its 19th year, is the longestrunning award of its kind. It recognizes an owner/operator who demonstrates business excellence, environmental awareness, community involvement, heroism and a commitment to safety. McDonald has been named the 2012 Owner/Operator of the Year due to his professionalism, impeccable safety record and long history of helping others. Through his 50-year driving career, McDonald has never been involved in an accident. He has a long history of stopping to help others in need, including an Alberta cowgirl whose cattle had escaped onto the road. Not only did he stop to help round up the

cattle, he also stayed behind to rebuild the fence. McDonald routinely works through Christmas and other holidays so that drivers with young families can enjoy the time with their together. Today, he delivers freight across North America, usually with his poodle Micky at his side. McDonald was presented with the award - including $6,000 cash, a diamond ring and an assortment of prizes from sponsors Castrol, Goodyear and Mack Trucks at the Fergus Truck Show in late July. “Harvey is a true ambassador for the trucking industry,” said James Menzies, executive editor of Truck News. “He has travelled more than four million miles over 50 years without a single accident. That alone garnered our attention. But his selflessness and willingness to always help others is what made Harvey truly stand out. He is beyond deserving of the title Owner/Operator of the Year.”

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National Trucking Week 2012 September 2 - 8, 2012

Message from CTA CEO David Bradley

To the Men and Women of the Canadian Trucking Industry in Celebration of National Trucking Week 2012 National Trucking Week 2012 is being celebrated held from September 2nd to 8th. What started as an idea from the Canadian Trucking Alliance in the latter part of the 1990’s, National Trucking Week has been embraced by the industry as a way to spotlight the contributions of the hundreds of thousands of men and women of the Canadian trucking industry who keep the country’s freight moving, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. During National Trucking Week, various events will be occurring across the country where the trucking community in Canada – and we hope others – will come together to celebrate a job well done, to recognize those who make it happen and to promote the industry’s dedication to safety – not only of our own but that of the people with whom trucks share the roads and highways – and to environmental enhancement. There will be barbeques, company picnics and all kinds of other things happening. These celebrations may seem modest in comparison to what the industry and its people are asked to do every week of the year. But, they are also befitting an industry that works hard for every dime, that takes satisfaction in a job well done and spending time with each other. The industry is emerging from the depths of the recession. And, while we are far from out of the woods yet in terms of the economy, it is a testament to the hard work, the dedication and the perseverance of everyone in every company that there is every reason to believe that the industry is poised for new growth and new opportunity. As I have said before, the glory years of trucking are yet to come. We have the best people, providing the best possible service. Trucking is more than a job to most people in the industry; it is a way of life – one that gets into your blood. So, to all those people who make the industry -- drivers, mechanics, dispatchers, or if you work at any one of the hundreds of other jobs that keep our economy moving, I thank you on behalf of the Canadian Trucking Alliance and the provincial trucking associations. It is surely a privilege and an honour for me to be associated with such a remarkable group of individuals. Most of the people of the trucking industry are unsung heroes. While you may feel you toil in anonymity, be proud of what you do, know that you are appreciated and enjoy National Trucking Week 2012. Sincerely, David H. Bradley President and Chief Executive Officer

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Garmin Introduces dēzl 760 Truck Navigator with Seven-Inch Display and Active Lane Guidance

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armin International has announced dēzl 760, the company’s first trucking navigator with a seven-inch display and a new Active Lane Guidance feature to help truckers confidently navigate intersections and exits. The dēzl 760 is packed with trucking-specific functions, such as route calculation based on truck attributes, trucking points of interest (POIs), Hours of Service (HOS) logging, an extra-loud speaker and backup camera support. Compatible with Garmin Smartphone Link, it is the only navigation device for truckers with the ability to receive real-time information through a smartphone app, such as fuel prices, traffic camera images and weather. Truck-Specific Navigation With detailed maps and leading Garmin navigation technology, the dēzl 760 provides truck-specific routes and turn-by-turn directions based on vehicle height, weight, length and carriage. Users can simply enter their truck’s profile and the device will consider truck-verified roads that are suitable for the truck’s characteristics. It also provides warnings of upcoming hazards such as sharp curves. The device can save multiple truck profiles and users can

change the active profile at any point. Finding pit stops is a cinch with trucking specific POIs, including truck stops, weigh stations, dealerships and washes. Garmin Exit Services allows drivers to quickly search for upcoming POIs at highway exits. Also included are sunrise and sunset times to follow after-sunset regulations, mile markers to share a location with others, and state/country border notices to comply with legal requirements. New Active Lane Guidance Utilizing the large seven-inch display of the dēzl 760, the new Active Lane Guidance is displayed in a split-screen next to the map view to guide drivers to the correct lane for an approaching turn or exit. In a moving lane animation a purple line indicates the way the driver should follow, showing truckers exactly which lane they have to be in and helping to avoid potentially dangerous last-minute maneuvers. Automatically Log Miles and Fuel Usage To make it easier for truckers to keep track of their trip data, the dēzl 760 automatically archives fuel usage and the number of miles driven in a given state or province. Truckers can use this information to fill out logbooks, forms and tax materials. This data can be exported from the unit and can be beneficial in submitting the quarterly International Fuel Tax Agreement Documentation (IFTA) truck drivers are required to report. Fleet Management Interface Compatible The dēzl 760 allows truck drivers to record their Hours of Service (HOS) and it warns of violations in advance. It is also compatible with the Garmin Fleet Management Interface (FMI) and can be integrated with a telematics data transponder manufactured by a Garmin authorized partner. This provides a digital solution that complies with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulations for Automatic on-board Recording Devices (AOBRD). The dēzl 760 is expected to become available in the fourth quarter of 2012 and will have a suggested retail price of $399.99. For more information visit http://www.garmin.com/dezl.

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Mack Extends Leadership in Construction Segment with New In-Cab Enhancements

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ack Trucks has launched new interior upgrades to its MACK Granite and Titan by Mack models. The upgrades, designed to enhance driver comfort and productivity, offer drivers a more comfortable and ergonomic environment in which to work. The new interior enhancements include: • An optional center storage console, located between the seats, providing nearly one cubic foot of convenient space for largeitem storage. The console includes interior lighting and a 12-volt power supply; • An optional bodybuilder console, mounted between the driver and passenger seats. The console works with Mack BodyLink III electrical interface and provides a 150 square-inch top plate that is easily removed for bodybuilder control and wiring installation and includes an integral dispatch box, trash bag hooks and netted storage; • Optional ambient red floor lighting, subtle or indirect, for use at night when driving or when stationary; • A standard ‘dead pedal’ for the driver’s left foot to maximize comfort while driving and to help the driver maintain an ergonomically correct seating position; • Improved functionality for MACK PowerLeash+ Engine Brake controls, standard on all models, enabling the driver to set and maintain a target downhill braking engagement speed, in or

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ROADCHECK 2012 FINDS DRIVER AND VEHICLE OUT-OF-SERVICE RATES NEAR HISTORIC LOWS

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n June, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) member jurisdictions conducted a record 74,072 truck and bus inspections during the 25th Annual Roadcheck, a commercial vehicle safety enforcement and outreach event. Of those inspections, 48,815 were North American Standard Level 1 inspections — the most comprehensive roadside inspection, of which 22.4 percent of vehicles and 3.9 percent of drivers were placed out of service (OOS). These vehicle and driver OOS rates for Level 1 inspections represent the second lowest achieved in 25 years, continuing its successful historic trend downward. For comparison, in 1991 (the first year comprehensive data were available,) the Level 1 OOS rates were 34.8 percent for vehicles and 5.6 percent for drivers. The overall OOS rates for the entire event in 2012 (includes all inspection levels) were 20.9 percent for vehicles and 4.6 percent for drivers, both of which were higher than last year’s numbers. Despite the positive trend on the Level 1’s, this highlights that one in five vehicles selected for inspection was found with a violation serious enough to be considered an imminent safety hazard. These mixed results indicate that, while the attention paid by industry to maintenance and regulatory compliance generally is improving, more needs to be done by industry and enforcement alike. Roadcheck 2012 emphasized a back-to-the-basics focus, with special attention paid toward braking systems and hours-of-service, the top ranking violation categories for vehicles and drivers, respectively. During the event, CVSA estimates that over 9,500 CVSA and FMCSA inspectors participated at approximately 2,500 locations across North America. CVSA sponsors Roadcheck each year with the support of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators (CCMTA), Transport Canada, and the Secretariat of Communications and Transportation (Mexico). The 74,072 inspections conducted during Roadcheck 2012 included 652 www.roadtoday.com

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Guest Column

How Many Times Have You Been Told “No!” H

ow many times have you been told no? I’m not talking about keeping your hands out of the cookie jar type of no, I’m talking about people telling you can’t do certain things, or you’re not good enough, or you don’t have the talent, or experience. We hear these things everyday, people challenging us from moving forward. Many times looking for a job or position we hear this from recruiters, and we start believing it ourselves. How many times did someone tell you that you didn’t have enough experience for the type of work you wanted and after that you stopped looking at the industry. How many talented people have moved on to other areas because someone didn’t give them a chance to prove themselves? I have been told these things many times through out my life. I was told at a very young age that I wasn’t good enough to make it through school. After all I had trouble getting past grade 4. I was bored and told the same thing through out high school before dropping out. I finally got my diploma. My doctor as a kid told me if I didn’t stop eating I wouldn’t make it past the age of 35. I am now 49 years old and very healthy. I was told I wasn’t good enough to become an artist in high school. I own an illustration business to this day. When I decided to get

into trucking I was told don’t get into that industry, there’s no money there. In the industry I was told don’t do this or don’t do that, you’ll never make it. I have been in the transportation industry for 30 years

happening. Almost everything I have been told no to, I have

completed successfully. So how do you start telling yourself yes? Take a look at your track record and make some notes as to the accomplishments you have achieved. Look at where you want to go and see where you need some help in experience or expertise. Sometimes seeing all of these things in one place helps boost our spirits and gets us moving on the right track. If you are trying to get a job

a n d have had a very successful career. Folks, it is all crap! After a while with everyone telling you “no” you start to believe it yourself, and there lies the first problem. I used to believe what everyone was telling me also and it took me a long time to get over it. Once you believe in yourself and start telling yourself you CAN do things is when they start

then let the potential employer know the type of person you are and your work ethic. That may replace some experience and encourage someone to take a chance on you. Maybe there is a way of gaining some experience through another program. If you’re a recruiter, think differently about that next candidate. Of course stay within your hiring criteria, but also look at the person. Many times business is done on a hunch or gut feeling. If you have a gut feeling that a person is good, but the experience is lacking find a way to get that person in the door. The help now will bring in strong loyalty and work ethic down the road. People just need to hear a yes once in a while. We’ve all made mistakes in the past, it doesn’t mean we can’t have a bright future. I know I did!

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Chevron Announces New Delo 400 LE Synthetic SAE 5W-30 C

hevron Products Company, maker of the Delo brand of technologically advanced engine oils, lubricants and coolants has announced its latest product, Delo 400 LE Synthetic SAE 5W-30, which can deliver significant fuel economy benefits. The product is designed to provide maximum fuel economy improvements while meeting industry and engine manufacturers’ performance requirements and is ideal for heavy- and mediumduty trucks operating both on- and off-highway as specified by the OEM. Delo 400 LE Synthetic SAE 5W-30 was announced at the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas, Texas. Delo 400 LE Synthetic SAE 5W-30 is a mixed-fleet gasoline and diesel motor oil recommended for engines in which the API CJ-4 or API SN service categories and SAE 5W-30 viscosity grade are recommended. The oil is designed to meet the demands of EGR and EGR/SCR engines while also providing the highest levels of performance in other diesel engine technologies. Key benefits of Delo 400 LE Synthetic SAE 5W-30 include: • Fuel economy improvements: Can deliver up to 4.5 percent fuel economy improvement when compared to 15W-40 viscosity oils (dependent on vehicle type, load and other driving conditions). • Consistent cold engine starting: Low viscosity synthetic

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Digital Natives or Digital Immigrants? Who Should Handle Social Media for Your Transportation Company? W

hen it comes to getting help with your company’s social media, where do you turn? Do you seek out the 40-something New Media ‘guru’ or turn to the college intern, who despite their strange hair, questionable body piercings and lack of hands-on business experience just ‘gets it’ where social media is concerned? There has been a lot of buzz recently over whether companies should be hiring digital natives (read: kids who learned to text before they could walk) or digital immigrants (read: old farts like me who are a little later to the social media party but who understand strategy, know our business and are now using social media as a way to grow it). The answer? Neither...and Both. The bottom line is that whatever generation they hail from, the ideal candidate to head up your social media strategy and digital marketing campaigns needs characteristics from both of these groups. Whether you are doing it yourself, adding social media to the role of your Marketing person or hiring a dedicated Social Media Manager, here are five criteria to consider when you are looking for someone to fill this role: www.roadtoday.com

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marketing campaign that is not aligned with your company’s overall strategic and marketing goals could be ineffective at best and disastrous at worst. 2. Communication Skills You might be asking: Seriously? How much skill does it really take to write a 140 character Twitter update? A valid question - But if you’ve ever tried to write a cool, nonsalesy sales pitch in less than 140 characters...well, then you know that strong and creative writing skills are essential. Your social media person needs to be able to tell your brand’s story in a way that engages your audience and 35

of the curve when it comes to understanding the industry environment: A good handle on the trends, issues and challenges constantly coming down the pipe will help them to produce a steady stream of interesting content and will enable them to contribute intelligently to the online conversations taking place. 5. Tech Savvy Social media is evolving at an astonishing rate with new buzzwords, tools, platforms and applications popping up all over the place. It takes dedication, a solid understanding of social media and where it is headed, not to mention a strong sense of intuition to be able to continually and effectively evaluate which of these new applications warrants investment by your business. Ideally, social media should be an organization-wide initiative with participation from all areas of your business. But someone needs to be in charge to make sure the investment is contributing to your business goals... and to keep things from falling off the rails! Whether that person is 23 or 63, one thing is certain: They have their work cut out for them!

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Rumors and Myths ATSSA - Dan Cushing, President Toronto ATSSA

Fact: The ATSSA is alive and well Fact: The ATSSA in Toronto is the founding Chapter; all of the other ATSSA organizations were branches of the Chapter. Fact: The branches had strayed from the original bylaws of the ATSSA. Numerous attempts were made to get the branches to conform to the bylaws. Requests were made for input from the branches in regards to changing of the bylaws to make life easier for them. None were received. The Board of Management of the ATSSA Chapter offered the branches two options: Option 1 - conform to the current bylaws and strive to change them in future meetings Option 2 - leave the ATSSA and form their own group The branches chose to go their own way The CFMS, which operated with input from the Chapter and Branches, was as a result of this cancelled for 2012. There will be a new and improved CFMS in 2013, operated solely by the Toronto Chapter of the ATSSA. SmartDrivers-6eastindian.ai

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he Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has announced several changes to its Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) enforcement program, including installing a new HazMat BASIC. The move -- which goes into effect in December 2012 changes the Cargo-Related BASIC to the Hazardous Materials Compliance BASIC to better identify hazmat safety and compliance problems, the agency says. The agency says its analysis shows that this change will identify more carriers with hazmat concerns (33.8% versus 29.1%). In response to criticisms about the reliability of the information, FMCSA will make this visible only to carriers and law enforcement starting in December. FMCSA will conduct further monitoring before it is made public. Other changes include: - Changing the Fatigued Driving BASIC to the more specific Hours-of-Service (HOS) Compliance BASIC to more accurately reflect violations in this area; and weighting HOS paper and electronic logbook violations equally. - Strengthening the Vehicle Maintenance BASIC by including cargo/load securement violations from the current Cargo-Related BASIC. - Including intermodal equipment violations that should be found during drivers’ pre-trip inspections. - Removing 1 to 5 mph speeding violations to ensure citations are consistent with current speedometer regulations. - Ensuring all recorded violations accurately reflect the inspection type (i.e., only driver violations will be recorded under driver inspections). For complete details on the new CSA changes, visit http://csa.fmcsa.dot.gov

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Heat Rash W

hen I tell patients that the red itchy skin irritation that they are suffering from is heat rash, many respond by saying, “I thought only babies get heat rash!” Although heat rash is far more common in children and infants, heat rash can affect adults as well. For professional

the sweat glands to become blocked. However, intense physical activity which leads to excessive perspiration is one of the main risk factors. Certain types of medication such as beta blockers and opiates may increase sweat production which in turn can cause heat rash. In addition, some creams

within one to two weeks. In more severe cases, deeper layers of skin are involved. This can lead to more intense symptoms such as small red bumps that may feel itchy or prickly. Also, one may notice that the affected area does not produce sweat. As stated earlier, heat rash usually disappears on its own

truck drivers, heat rash can become an issue during the hot and humid summer months. Heat rash occurs when sweat glands become blocked thus trapping the perspiration under the skin. Under normal circumstances, sweat evaporates from the surface of the skin however; if it becomes trapped beneath the skin it can cause inflammation or an irritating rash. In many cases, it is unknown what actually causes

and ointments can block sweat glands. The symptoms of heat rash usually develop in folds of skin and areas where clothing tends to cause friction. Common locations include armpits, elbow creases and groin. In mild cases of heat rash, only the surface layer of skin is affected. Blisters and bumps which are filled with a clear fluid may form. This type of heat rash usually clears up on its own

without medical treatment. However, it is important to seek medical attention if the rash does not go away within few weeks or there are signs of infection. There are no specific tests required to diagnose heat rash. Your doctor will arrive at a diagnosis based on a detailed medical history and physical examination. The first option for treatment of heat rash is

to reduce the amount of sweating by staying in cool air conditioned environments. Secondly, wearing loose, light fitting clothing will allow proper air circulation over the skin. I always recommend to my patients to wear clothing made of “breathable” fabrics when performing any physical activity. In more severe cases, topical therapies may be prescribed in order to relieve discomfort. A common cream is calamine lotion which soothes itching. Topical steroids are sometimes used to reduce inflammation. As you can see, heat rash is not a significant medical problem. However, if it is left untreated for a long period of time, it can become very uncomfortable. If you ever notice the beginnings of heat rash, try to keep in mind these simple treatments and you will be well on the road to recovery. Until next month, drive safely!

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