FROM THE ED­I­TOR’S DESK

The 1.6-mil­lion­square-foot New River Val­ley as­sem­bly plant, lo­cated on nearly 300 acres in Dublin, Vir­ginia, is the largest Volvo truck man­u­fac­tur­ing fa­cil­ity in the world. The plant is cer­ti­fied un­der the ISO 9001 qual­ity, ISO 14001 en­vi­ron­men­tal, and IS

Road Today - - From The Editor's Desk - Manan Gupta Ed­i­tor @gup­ta­manan

TThanks for your con­tin­ued pa­tron­age to our award-win­ning mag­a­zine serv­ing Canada’s mul­ti­cul­tural trans­porta­tion in­dus­try! In­side this edi­tion, you will find the lat­est de­vel­op­ments and up­dates re­lated to the in­dus­try plus all the reg­u­lar col­umns and fea­tures.

Peel’s Red Light Cam­era Pro­gram has re­cently been up­dated with 13 new lo­ca­tions. Red light cam­eras are a safety ini­tia­tive to de­ter mo­torists from run­ning red lights and are trig­gered when a ve­hi­cle en­ters the in­ter­sec­tion on a red light. Red light run­ners cause righ­tan­gle T-bone col­li­sions that are some of the worst and most deadly. There’s no good ex­cuse for run­ning a red and it’s not worth the risk. Ap­ply­ing red light cam­eras to new lo­ca­tions will con­di­tion driv­ers to im­prove aware­ness and we wel­come this ini­tia­tive.

Com­mer­cial Ve­hi­cle Safety Al­liance’s (CVSA) Brake Safety Day will be held on Septem­ber 7. This is an en­force­ment and com­pli­ance cam­paign where law en­force­ment agen­cies across North Amer­ica will con­duct in­spec­tions on large trucks and buses to iden­tify out-ofad­just­ment brakes, and brake-sys­tem and an­tilock brak­ing sys­tem (ABS) vi­o­la­tions as part of the CVSA Op­er­a­tion Air­brake Pro­gram. The goal of Brake Safety Day is to re­duce the num­ber of crashes caused by poorly main­tained brak­ing sys­tems on com­mer­cial mo­tor ve­hi­cles (CMVS) by con­duct­ing road­side me­chan­i­cal fit­ness in­spec­tions, and iden­ti­fy­ing and re­mov­ing ve­hi­cles with crit­i­cal brake vi­o­la­tions from our road­ways.

Con­grat­u­la­tions to the en­tire man­age­ment and work­force at Glasvan Great Dane for win­ning the 2016 Great Dane “Dealer of the Year” ac­co­lade for in­ter­na­tional sales in refrigerated trail­ers, after­mar­ket parts and plat­form trail­ers. This is an­other proud ad­di­tion to the ex­cep­tional sales achieve­ments and out­stand­ing cus­tomer ex­pe­ri­ences amongst deal­ers in North, Cen­tral and South Amer­ica.

The Smart Trucker sem­i­nar se­ries pre­sented by Road To­day Me­dia Group and Bruce Outridge En­ter­prises is aimed to help driv­ers and owner op­er­a­tors be­come suc­cess­ful at their po­si­tions and busi­nesses. Our next sem­i­nar will be held in Grimsby on Septem­ber 12th where Shel­ley Uvanile-hesch, an in­dus­try vet­eran and pres­i­dent of the Women’s Truck­ing Fed­er­a­tion of Canada will of­fer in­sights on op­por­tu­ni­ties for women in the truck­ing in­dus­try. We look for­ward to put to­gether an in­for­ma­tive event with am­ple net­work­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties. At­ten­dance is free but reg­is­tra­tion is re­quired and can be done at www.road­to­day.com/ smart­trucker

We al­ways ap­pre­ci­ate your feed­back and in­put. Do come and meet us at many in­dus­try events hap­pen­ing this sum­mer for an en­gaged con­ver­sa­tion. And don’t for­get to con­nect through our so­cial me­dia plat­forms on Youtube, Twit­ter and Face­book.

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