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  • BC Big Rig Weekend July 5-6 Chilliwack, BCNow with 70,000 sq. ft. of Indoor spaceAlberta Big Rig Weekend Aug 16-17 Red Deer, Alberta

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    April 2014

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  • APRIL 2014 PAGE 3Join us this year at Big Rig Weekends - BC July 5/6 and Alberta August 16/17

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    VOLUME 16, ISSUE 3

    PUBLISHER/EDITORJohn White john.protrucker@shaw.ca

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    The contents of this publication may not be reproduced by any means, in whole or in part, without prior written consent of the publisher. The advertiser agrees to protect the publisher against legal action based upon libelous or inaccurate statements; the unauthorized use of materials or photographs; and/or any other errors or omissions in connection with advertisements placed in Pro-Trucker Magazine. The publisher can and will refuse any advertising which in his opinion is misleading or in poor taste. The publisher does not endorse or make claim or guarantee the validity or accuracy of any advertisement herein contained. All materials submitted for publication are subject to editing at the publishers discretion. The act of mailing or e-mailing material shall be considered an expressed warranty by the contributor that the material is original and in no way an infringement on the rights of others. Pro-Trucker Magazine is written and pro-duced in Surrey, B.C., and printed by Coastal Web Press Inc., Langley, B.C.

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    both within our company and outside. We build our entire approach around you,leveraging our market expertise and extensive industry partnerships to guarantee

    you'll always get the best advice and the best coverage.

    Service &PricingYOU CAN DEPEND ON!

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    Unsafe is Unacceptable. by John WhiteIt is with great sadness that I tell you MaryAnne Arcand, the Executive Director

    of the Central Interior Logging Association, passed away March 17th after a brief battle with cancer. Unsafe is Unacceptable, was her byline when she wrote articles for Pro-Trucker and she lived by it. I have known very few people who were as dedicated to helping others as she was. She was affectionately known as Bulldozer, a nickname she earned from her relentless pursuit of her objectives. And those objectives were always for the good of others. Many people benefited from her projects such as lobbying the government and then finding corporate sponsorship to build a wilderness camp for troubled kids in the Chilcotin and more importantly to our industry, her relentless pursuit of safety for both loggers and logging truck drivers in BC. Much of the reduction in logging industry deaths from 43 deaths in 2005 down to 0 in 2011- can be directly credited to her efforts. Not that she would take the credit, she passed that on to others she worked with. In 2007, long before she took the Executive Directors job she was awarded their associations Member of the Year award. She believed in having her feet on the ground. It was said at the presentation that the previous year she had met with over 6,000 workers and their families teach-ing them safe practices and responding to their issues and concerns.

    In 2009, when she became the Executive Director of the Central Interior Logging Association - she was the first woman to hold that position in a resource-based industry association in B.C. Many readers will have met MaryAnne at provincial truck shows from BC Big Rig Weekend to the Vancouver Island and Cariboo Truck Shows, where she advocated truck safety. MaryAnne was truly one of a kind. Safety was not just a job for her. She was dedicated, down to earth and truly cared about what she was doing and the people that she was doing it for. She loved people and made friends wherever she went. She will be sorely missed.

    In November 2002 we profiled a young Calgary man as our Rig of the Month driver. In August of 2007 at Alberta Big Rig Weekend we then presented the same young man with the very first Pro-Trucker Magazines Community Service Award for the various charities and community events he has been involved in, from the 18 Wheels of Christmas food drives, to the The Worlds longest Convoy for the Special Olympics. Most recently he has wrapped his truck in support of our Canadian troops. Most Western Canadians will already know I am talking about Mike (Motor) Rosenau. I am ver pleased to say that Motor has recently been chosen as the Highway Star of the year by Todays Trucking. On April 12 Motor will receive his award at Truck World, at the International Centre in Mississauga Ontario. Congratulations Motor we are all proud of you and pleased to call you a friend

    MarryAnne Arcand1955-2014

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  • APRIL 2014 PAGE 5Join us this year at Big Rig Weekends - BC July 5/6 and Alberta August 16/17

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    LETTERS to the EDITOR

    John WhitePro-Trucker Maga

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    John White

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    Letters to the editor are occasionally edited for length, language and objectionable content.

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    John,What a sad day for safety in the trucking industry. We

    have lost one of the staunchest supporters of our industry with the loss of MaryAnne Arcand. She was a lady who put her money where her mouth was by setting her butt in the passenger seat of trucks in some of the toughest and most dangerous rides in British Columbia. She rode in everything from huge off-highway (fat) trucks on steep, dangerous Vancouver Island logging roads, to small deliv-ery cube trucks. The first time she told me she was going to ride with a log truck driver I thought it was all talk. The next night she called and recounted the days exploits and a resolution of the drivers complaints. I knew then that here was a Bulldozer, (as she was affectionately called by those who knew her well) that was a force to be dealt with. She did these rides so that she could see for herself what the drivers complaints were, their origin, and how to fix them. When MaryAnne spoke, those listening knew she spoke from experience. She never gave up and she never backed down on safety. I was fortunate enough to have had long serious

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