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More Truckers Pal kiosks on the way

EDMONTON, Alta. -- Truckers Pal president Dave Fenn has announced the e-mail and fax kiosks will be added to more t...

EDMONTON, Alta. — Truckers Pal president Dave Fenn has announced the e-mail and fax kiosks will be added to more truck stops right across Canada.

The kiosks are already available at the Antrim Truck Centre in Arnprior, 10 Acre Truck Stop in Belleville, Ont. and the Flying “M” Truck Stop in London, Ont. Fenn says the company is in talks with a major chain that would see the kiosks installed in eight more truck stops along the 400-series highways and the QEW.

Meanwhile, Petro-Canada truck stops in Winnipeg (Deacons Corners), Calgary (Blackfoot), Kamloops and Chilliwack have agreed to carry the kiosks, which allow truckers to access e-mail, scan documents and fax them and search for valuable information. The company is also expanding into the Maritimes with a kiosk at Murray’s Esso in Woodstock, N.B. slated to open in April. The company is also planning adding a kiosk near St. Stephen, N.B.

“Truckers Pal locations are strategically located in truck stops on direct routes to Canada-U.S. border crossings,” Fenn says. “Drivers and trucking companies reporting into the United States in compliance to the 1-hour prior to arrival advance notification rule can directly benefit by electronically sending their documents via Truckers Pal kiosks to designated customs brokers during this interim period. Pre-Arrival Processing System(PAPS) now requires driver’s to know the status of their release prior to arriving, and this can be completed via Truckers Pal kiosks to the various brokers Web site (where available) in order to avoid a minimum $5,000 penalty action.”

Truckers Pal users purchase a Scancard which is available through participating truck stops or Truckers Pal itself. The company is working in conjunction with cross border consultants D. Dent Associates of Windsor, Ont. For more information about the company, call 1-780-482-6651.

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