In this issue
Greetings to you, your family, and your company from everyone
at Tandet. May you have a happy holiday and a healthy and prosperous
year in 2006.
particular interest in this issue of the Tandet Expressway newsletter
is an alert for all companies shipping to the United States
using wood packing materials. New regulations come into effect
in 2006 that could result in your shipments being refused. Please
read the article for details.
hope you find the Expressway informative. Please forward it
to your associates, or better yet, add their names to our list
using the form at the end of the newsletter. Have a great day.
Paint and Chemical Ltd. of Oakville is a family run company
founded in 1959. It found its market niche with the refinement
of electrodisposition of paint that was used on farm equipment
and office furniture. Today it has broadened its reach into
the automotive industry and other sectors dealing with metal
strapping, coils and the need for high heat resistant coatings.
Abrex focuses on the Southern Ontario marketplace dealing with
custom solutions and the high level of personal service this
Bailey, General Manager, and his wife Mary who manages the office,
relate to Tandet because of their similar attitude to service.
They have dealt with Tandet NationaLease in Oakville for over
20 years. Initially they would send their truck to Tandet for
servicing - renting a replacement for the day if they had a
lot of shipments. As their business grew, Glen Berg, Tandet
Solutions Manager converted them to the Tandet Preventative
Maintenance Program as a way to minimize unexpected breakdowns
and provide better customer service.
next step-up in service came a couple of years later as a result
of an event that caused them to assess their methods of operation
for the future. Abrex was faced with the challenge of finding
a backup driver or alternate solution when their driver went
on holidays. Glen proposed a short-term dedicated solution whereby
Tandet would provide both the truck and driver for the holiday
period. This worked out so well that Dan and Mary got to like
their freedom from driver and insurance-related headaches. They
wanted to concentrate their efforts on other aspects of the
business and let Tandet handle the distribution issues.
Brennan, a Tandet Dedicated specialist assisted in the transition
with an assessment of current practices and consideration of
options to ensure the program was set up to deliver the most
efficient service to their account. In the end, a new Kenworth
with a power tailgate was ordered to provide both reliable service
and good imagery for Abrex - along with a professionally trained
driver as part of the dedicated solution.
to Dan Bailey, “Everything is running smoothly - with
Abrex still setting client service standards and Tandet delivering
on them. Growing into other Tandet services over the years has
helped us grow our own business.” For more information
on how Tandet can help you grow your business contact Glen Berg
at 905-603-6275 or email@example.com
or Chris Brennan, at 905- 603-6271 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alert - Wood Packing Material (WPM)
alert is of particular interest to companies shipping to the
Growers or other companies with perishable products should
start planning immediately if wood is a component of your
product shipment. This alert is not intended to be a complete
summary. Please contact your broker for full details.
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal
and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has revised its
import regulations for wood packaging materials (WPM), 7 CFR
1, 2006: Customs Border Patrol (CBP) will begin rejecting
shipments (repacking non-compliant pallets and crates and
re-exporting the non-compliant packaging) at the cost of
5, 2006: Full enforcement. All wood packing material must
be treated and marked. Non-compliant, regulated wood packing
material will not be allowed to enter the United States.
Section 7 CFR 319.40-3(a) (2) of the APHIS regulations states
if WPM from Canada is made of Canadian origin wood, then commercial
shipments must be accompanied by an importer statement indicating
the WPM is derived from trees harvested in Canada –
Section 7 CFR 319.40-3(a) (2) states "commercial shipments.
of new or used pallets will still be considered WPM and
are subject to the rule.
has grandfathered in all wine crates for vintage years preceding
2006. This means that wine crates for any wine with a vintage
year through 2005 are exempt from treatment and marking
requirements. Wines of vintage years 2006 and beyond will
be required to be in crates that have been treated and marked.
of wood that are manufactured to transport a specific non-regulated
commodity (i.e. fuel gauges, armaments, ammo boxes) are
not considered to be WPM and are not required to be treated
that are part of any bundle of imported lumber are exempted
from the rule.
any manufacturer's claims. For
purposes of enforcement, and absent acceptable proof to the
contrary, CBP will consider the country of origin of merchandise
coming from Canada to be the country of origin of the accompanying
Local or Across North America
ride along with Tandet and take advantage of our Commercial
Card-Lock Fuel Program that passes along our volume-purchase
price savings to you. Fuel up 24/7 at the following Tandet branches
across Ontario - Sarnia, Mississauga, Oakville and Kingston
- or at any Esso commercial location coast-to-coast across North
truck has a fuel card that monitors date, time, location, odometer
reading and fuel amount by truck unit so you can track its fuel
efficiency. One card works at any of the participating Tandet
or Esso locations.
In addition to savings on fuel costs, Tandet locations offer
the convenience of service options with some limitations by
location. Even your accounting is simplified by having your
fuel invoiced weekly from Tandet NationaLease - potentially
one supplier for everything from your equipment lease and maintenance
to fuel requirements.
How good can the savings be? Considerable if you are buying
retail! If you are on a volume program now, call us for a Fuel
Savings Analysis to learn just how good it is. From your past
statements we can determine how much you would have saved if
you had been on the Tandet Fuel Program. You get proof before
commitment to make it an easy decision. Call and book your fuel
savings analysis and get more information on the Tandet Commercial
Card-Lock Fuel Program. In central Ontario contact Glen Berg
at 905-603-6275 or email@example.com.
In Eastern Ontario contact Greg Loveland in Eastern Ontario
at 613-741-0986 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rental Appreciation - with a 10% Discount
appreciate your support year round and want to express our gratitude
- so we are extending a 10% Appreciation Discount on all straight
truck rentals from December to February from any of our rental
offices - Cambridge, Oakville, Mississauga, Peterborough, Kingston,
Ottawa. Take advantage of this special rental price while you
send one of your fleet trucks in for that extended servicing
you have been putting off – or give a value-added service
to your clients with quicker delivery times through an extra
for rental vehicles are already heating up. If you get a seasonal
surge in business demand in the spring, it is advised that you
pre-book your long term seasonal rentals to ensure you get the
premium Tandet rental trucks your drivers deserve.
To book your rental, call your closest Tandet Rental office
today. Call 1-888-TANDET8 (1-888-826-3388) for the office nearest
you, or e-mail email@example.com.
to Dean’s Honour List
Bailey, Apprentice Technician with Tandet Cambridge, received
a letter from the Mohawk College of Applied Arts and Technology
advising him that he has been named to the Dean’s Honour
List. “This is an honour reserved for a very few individuals
who have met the extremely high standards established for this
special recognition,” said Mr. C. Jensen, Executive Dean,
Faculty of Engineering Technology. “Your efforts have
been recognized and are appreciated, especially by those faculty
members with whom you have been most closely associated in the
Basic Truck and Coach Technician program.”
joined Tandet two years ago and started the apprenticeship program
in September, 2004. This program involves three years of classroom,
generally once a week, plus 5000 hours of on-the-job training
Devin – we are very proud of your accomplishment,”
said Kirk Tilley, Vice President of the Tandet Group. “Vehicles
are becoming more sophisticated and require mechanics who can
keep up with the technology. The successful completion of pertinent
courses such as the apprenticeship program Devin is taking supplement
the continuous internal training sessions we conduct with our
training staff and suppliers. Tandet is very committed to continuing
education in encouraging more people to embrace the mechanical
trades to support our future growth.”
Students Give Tandet High Marks
fall, Ashlee Lugano and Lynne Schwab, BA-Management Studies
students at Conestoga College, undertook a study of Tandet
Dedicated as a case study for their project in the Operations
Management course. The course focuses on various aspects of
management in a company, from purchasing and retailing to
was to deal with transportation and logistics, and they selected
Tandet as the company to study. Ashlee had an advantage, since
her father, Juan Lugano, had been a driver for Tandet for
five years. She consulted with him first and, through him,
was introduced to Doug Galvin, Operations Manager in the Tandet
preparation for the interview as well as for their study,
Ashlee and Lynne reviewed the Tandet website and literature.
From this and the information gained from their interview
they presented a PowerPoint presentation to the class coupled
with a guest address by Doug Galvin. The combination of a
well researched presentation, backed by the on-site support
of an industry professional helped the pair win good marks
for the overall project. The result of their study of Tandet
Dedicated was that Ashlee and Lynne were very impressed and
concluded that they wouldn' t change a thing.
was of particular importance to Ashlee. It gave her greater
insight into what her father had done for a living and the
professionalism of the Tandet operation he was a part of.
Sadly, during the course of this study, Mr. Lugano passed
away. His friends and co-workers at Tandet offer their heartfelt
condolences to his family.
lot safety – for both trucks and cars
entering a parking lot you are more likely to see all the hazards
that surround you as you arrive. By taking a little extra time
at that point to back into your parking spot instead of driving
in nose first, you are better positioned to see all the hazards
in front of you as you leave the parking spot later. This way,
when backing-out you don’t have to negotiate difficult-to-see
vehicle and pedestrian traffic, which can sometimes be very
hard to do. It even works in your own driveway at home - try
entry: “Be proactive, do not learn safety by accident”
John Olson , Logistics Division dispatcher in Sarnia has submitted
this safety slogan that can be used as a sign or e-mail sign-off.
your “Safety Tip” for a chance to win an iPod entertainment
entries to firstname.lastname@example.org
The contest is open to employees of Tandet and our
Every submission will receive a ballot. You may make multiple
The contest ends December 31, 2005
Prize model may not be exactly as shown.
The winner will be announced in the 2006-1 issue of Expressway.
Some of the safety tip submissions will be published in future
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