Monday, 17 November 2014

Canadian Truckers: October, 2014 Was The Busiest Ever!

Canadian Truckers: October, 2014
Was The Busiest Ever!
(Vancouver, BC) According to an article published by "Today's Trucking and titled "Truckers Had Busiest October Ever" Canadian Truckers hauled more goods in October 2014 than in any other October in any other year.

According to the Canadian Freight Index 69% of all loads came from across the border while 26% percent came from within Canada. This meant that loads leaving Canada to the U.S. "ncreased by 70% year over year while loads coming in from the U.S. increased 14% year over year."

In respect to freight traffic and the question "where did the loads originate?" According to the same index 44 % came from Western Canada; 34 % came from Ontario; 16 % came from Quebec and 6 % came from Atlantic Canada.
Graph 1
Load Origins
40               *
30                           *
20                                        *
10                                                     *
                  A          B          C          D

A - Western Canada
B - Ontario
C - Quebec
D - Alantic Canada

In respect to "where were the loads unloaded?" the index provided data that showed 37 % of the loads were unloaded in Western Canada; 34 % in Ontario; 26% in Quebec and 3 % in Atlantic Canada.
Graph 2
Load Unloaded

40            *              
30                         *
20                                     *          
00                                                  *
               A          B          C          D

A - Western Canada
B - Ontario
C - Quebec
D - Alantic Canada

About Smart Lite

60% of all truck accidents are directly contributed to the front end blind spot of commercial trucks. In North America alone over 5,000 deaths and 140,000 injuries occur annually. At Smart Lite we believe that those statistics are far too high.
What is Smart Lite? Smart Lite is designed to reduce crashes, to save lives and to reduce injuries. The system was designed by Xlite Enterprises Inc. of Vancouver, Canada by Marty Vanderhoek, a professional commercial truck driver with over 20 years experience in the industry. It is a simple, yet unique design that utilises simple mirror to mirror technology to completely expose the entire front end area of the truck to the driver from inside the cab. As a result. the device offers the driver a clear and unrestricted view of any vehicle, motorcycle, cyclist or pedestrian that could be in the front or blind spots or no zone area of the truck.

No high tech cameras, mirrors or unreliable beeper systems. With Smart Lite the driver instantly sees whatever is in the front and blind spot areas of the truck by a split second glance into the West Coast mirror. For more information on the Smart Lite system please visit our web page or contact us at

About Marty Vanderhoek : Inventor of the Smart Lite

Marty Vanderhoek is a life long trucker from Langley, B.C., Canada whose been at the wheel since 1975, from fish to fruit he’s pulled it all.
His 35 years experience behind the wheel has taught him the many dangers that truckers face on a daily basis. One area is that front end blind spot that plagues every truck driver. How on earth can you see that car or motorcycle that is running beside you and a little ahead of your door?. Essentially, you can't! Until Now....

Drawing upon his 35 years experience behind the wheel Marty invented the Smart Lite; A simple system which he says is “A breakthrough in commercial trucking that will save lives” According to Marty "The Smart Lite device is revolutionary in that it allows the operator to see what is occupying the space in that front end blind spot. Before Smart Lite there was no device or system that allowed the operator to make a 100% visual determination of what was beside him and a little ahead of his door. With Smart Lite that problem is now solved."

Indeed, this simple yet revolutionary safety device is already being hailed by commercial truckers for its simplicity and effectiveness. The device has already received an endorsement by the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) as a safety feature that greatly improves trucker safety.

"A Breakthrough In Commercial Trucking That Will Save Lives!"



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