Fusing David Lynch darkness with oddball musicianship, Pennsylvania front man Daughn Gibson is readying his debut date with Liverpool, Getintothis’ Liam Fay looks forward to his slice of pie.
Electronica, rockabilly and country is the intriguing amalgam that is brought to the fore by Daughn Gibson.
Gibson, whose moniker is a delightful portmanteau that is part Don Gibson part Stevie Ray Vaughn, is set to play East Village Arts Club on Sunday November 24 as part of his European tour in support of his recently released sophomore album, Me Moan.
There’s something vaguely Lynchian about the man. Devastatingly chiselled, ruggedly handsome and annoyingly tall. He’s spent time behind the counter of a sex-shop and behind the wheel of a truck.
He’s described his performances as a “package of odd, scary and funny”. Swaggering darkness, snarling rhythms and molasses like vocals. There’s even some room for bagpipes.
I doubt anyone could want for anything more.
Here’s a little taste of Gibson’s brand of apple pie, Kissin’ On The Blacktop. Oh, it tastes good, don’t it?
Further reading on Getintothis
- ^ Getintothis teams up with Merseyside music and business minds for Liverpool X (www.peterguy.merseyblogs.co.uk)
- ^ Getintothis reviews Villagers: East Village Arts Club, Liverpool (www.peterguy.merseyblogs.co.uk)
- ^ Alice Russell set to dust off new Kazimier show (www.peterguy.merseyblogs.co.uk)
BC Trucking Association Seeks 25 Immigrant Truck Drivers to Pilot Test New Skills Assessment Tool
Langley, British Columbia The BC Trucking Association (BCTA) has developed a new skills assessment tool called IDRIVE and is looking for 25 recent immigrants with professional truck-driving experience to participate in a pilot test to be scheduled in November or December 2013.
BCTA is working with BC motor carriers to find ways to address a shortage of professional drivers that could run as high as 33,000 across Canada by 2020, according to a Conference Board of Canada study1.
Immigrants to Canada are a valuable source of labour for the industry but may need help representing their skills to employers here, says Louise Yako, BCTA President & CEO. And BC employers need to know how driving experience from outside Canada rates in BC, where regulations, equipment, and geography may be quite different.
To assist, BCTA has partnered with the Asia Pacific Gateway Skills Table to develop a truck driver skill and experience assessment tool with input from motor carriers. IDRIVE stands for Immigrant Driver Readiness Industry Validation and Engagement, and it reviews the professional experience of drivers who are new to Canada, to provide them with a verified report on their readiness for employment in BC. IDRIVE tests industry knowledge, essential skills, employability characteristics (including customer service skills) and driving skills.
IDRIVE is made possible by the Immigrant Employment Council of BC. Funding is provided by the Government of Canada and the Province of British Columbia.
We are pleased to support the BCTA s immigrant driver readiness tool that will help employers understand and benefit from the experience and skills of BC s immigrant labour pool, says Kelly Pollack, Executive Director of the Immigrant Employment Council of BC.
IDRIVE is now ready for a pilot test, and BCTA invites 25 immigrant drivers to participate, to make sure that both drivers and trucking industry employers can depend on its results. Assessments can take place throughout the province depending on where drivers are located.
Participants must not be employed currently in the trucking industry, but must live in BC and have a BC Class 1 commercial driver s licence or be willing to obtain one within the timeframe of the pilot project, which includes a road test. They must have at least one year of professional driving experience, here or in another country, read and write basic English, and be eligible to work in Canada, among a few other requirements.
In return, participants receive a copy of their IDRIVE assessment, and BCTA will work to connect them with motor carriers interested in the pilot and looking for drivers to hire.
Professional truck drivers keep our economy moving and tools like IDRIVE will help ensure we have the skilled drivers to keep the industry strong, and keep goods moving through B.C. and the rest of Canada, says Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Todd Stone. Congratulations to BCTA and its partners for this innovative idea.
Whilton Mill Kart Circuit
Whilton Mill Circuit is the UK’s premier karting circuit, established in 1991 and hosting some of the best racing and talent that the UK has to offer.
Stars at Whilton is the circuits own Championship providing the perfect racing for both novices and professional Karters.
Whilton Mill also provides the best corporate karting and entertainment experience in the midlands.
Welcome to Imperial Commercials Ltd York, Auster Road, North York Trading Estate, Clifton, York. The long-established site is part of the country s leading independent distributor and dealer group for commercial vehicles, the company s dealer network has 28 sites. We should be the first on your list for York DAF Trucks and all makes parts and all makes servicing!
Imperial Commercials York also has franchise partnerships with Ford and Nissan LCV through sister branches.
The company provides a comprehensive range of services including sales of new DAF Trucks and used DAF Trucks, Ford & Nissan commercial vehicles, service and maintenance, bodybuilding and repairs, parts, workshop management and financial services. Imperial Commercials is a member of the Imperial Holdings Ltd Group of Companies employing over 36,000 people worldwide.
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Imperial Commercials is committed to supporting truck and van operators to the highest standards, maximising vehicle availability or uptime. We offer a wide range of product and service solutions to meet the varying needs of individual vehicle users. Our intention is to provide vehicle and after sales packages on an efficient, value for money basis recognising individual applications and needs. Many of our 28 locations are open for service for 24 hours, others for extended hours giving flexibility and optimising vehicle availability. Of around 960 employees approximately 415 are technician grades.
We have a demonstrable commitment to continuous technical training for both sales and technical colleagues including a substantial apprentice programme (currently over 60 apprentices in training). We also support our customers interests through industry associate memberships of SOE/IRTE, Freight Transport Association and Road Haulage Association.
INNISFIL, ONT. (October 9, 2013) Rising Canadian talent Matthew Di Leo recently made his European racing debut, contesting sports car endurance events at three of the world’s premier tracks. Joining forces with Dutch-based CorEuser Racing at the Circuit de Catalunya in Spain and the Silverstone Circuit in England, as well as a privateer effort at the Nurburgring in Germany, the talented Firestone Indy Lights owner/driver showcased his pace, racecraft, and ability to adapt to new surroundings, ultimately securing a podium finish in the 24H Series opener.
While many young racers use the time off between races to relax and have some fun, Di Leo decided to spend the recent break in the Indy Lights calendar to further develop his talents behind the wheel via a European racing adventure.
First up was a trip to Barcelona in northeastern Spain to contest the opening round of the 24 Series. Di Leo, as part of a multi-driver line-up under the CorEuser Racing awning, piloted a Lotus Evora GT4 around the technical Circuit de Catalunya. Quickly getting up to speed in practice and qualifying, the Indy Lights’ MDL Racing owner/driver overcame multiple electrical issues in the 24-hour race to help the squad bounce back in less than ideal wet conditions. The 18 year-old ultimately was behind the wheel when the checkered flag waved, securing second in the SP3 class, thanks in part to regularly posting the fastest lap times.
Initially planning to have a weekend off before rejoining the CorEuser squad in England for a second sports car event, Di Leo, however, found himself back behind the wheel when he was presented with the opportunity to race at the historic Nurburgring.
As part of privateer effort in an Aston Martin Vantage, Di Leo contested the seventh round of the VLN endurance racing championship. Given the famed track in western Germany features 154 corners and is 20-km in length, it came as no surprise that the lead up to the 22-lap race was spent becoming somewhat familiarized to the track layout. Di Leo in the end posted times on par with the front-runners of the SP10 class. Unfortunately, damage and lengthy repairs resulted in an unrepresentative fifth place finish in class.
Di Leo concluded his European sports car racing adventure with a visit to the home of the Formula One British Grand Prix, rejoining CorEuser Racing for Silverstone 1000k event as part of the MSA British Endurance Championship. Returning to the cockpit of a Lotus Evora GT4, the Canadian quickly made his presence felt, despite having never previously visited the Silverstone Circuit. Di Leo proved to be the man to beat in Class 2 during qualifying, posting the fastest lap. Come race time, Di Leo continued his run of form early on, battling for the class lead lap after lap. It, unfortunately, wasn’t to last, as a sudden gearbox failure forced the premature retirement of the CorEuser entry.
“All in all I had an amazing time in Europe,” stated Di Leo. “It was definitely a career building adventure, as I learned so much and gained valuable experience in two cars at some of the premier tracks in the world. I particularly want to thank CorEuser Racing for this great racing opportunity.”
Those interested in supporting this up-and-coming Canadian driver are encouraged to contact Matthew Di Leo directly @ MatthewDiLeo.com to discuss sponsorship opportunities.
Learn more about Matthew Di Leo and MDL Racing at MatthewDiLeo.com and keep up to date via Twitter @ MatthewDiLeo and Facebook @ Matthew-Di-Leo Videos also available on YouTube @ MatthewDiLeo56
A native of Innisfil, Ont., Di Leo began his journey towards a career in motorsports at the age of nine, first getting behind the wheel of a kart. Showing natural talent right from the get go, Di Leo steadily worked his way up the ranks, continually developing his skills. In 2011, the Canadian made his car racing debut. Racing in the Ontario Formula Ford Championship, he won once and stood on the podium in both races he contested. Piloting an F2000 entry as well, Di Leo finished third the USF2000 Winterfest series with two podiums, and was fifth in the USF2000 Championship with one trip to the post-race podium. Last year, Di Leo again got in the cockpit of F1600 and F2000 cars. He scored one win, added another podium finish, and captured two pole positions in the Quebec-based Formula Tour 1600. Racing as an owner/driver under the MDL Racing banner, Di Leo finished fourth in the USF2000 Championship, capturing four podium finishes.
STUART, Fla. June 26, 2013 Scott Sharp, owner of Extreme Speed Motorsports (ESM) and co-driver of the No. 01 Tequila Patr n Honda Performance Development (HPD) ARX-03b, talks about the 2013 American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patr n (ALMS)1 season to date. The Stuart, FL-based team has three podium finishes this season, including the team s first-ever one-two finish during the Grand Prix of Long Beach.
Sharp discusses the progress ESM has made during the Le Mans break and expectations for the remainder of the season and looking forward to 2014 United Sports Car Series season.
How much have you enjoyed being back in a prototype?
I ve enjoyed being back in the prototype from the moment I climbed into the cockpit. Being back in that type of car has been fantastic, particularly with all the top guys we have at ESM, knowing how comfortable I feel with them. The minute I got in the car, I remembered racing with open cockpit, not only from visual standpoint, but the cooling because the Ferrari was enclosed and so hot. The downforce of the HPD chassis is very comforting to the driver. It builds your confidence. In so many of the corners where the GT car is a little iffy, the prototype is usually flat. It brakes, accelerates and hits the corners well. We re only three races into it as a team, but I m very excited about our move.
Sounds like you ve adapted quickly because of your past seasons in prototypes. Talk about how the team has adapted to the new machinery.
I think it has been going pretty well. Obviously we had the one race win already and we ve run competitively so far. The team has adapted quickly. There are about five or six guys on the team that worked with the old Acura program, so they ve got a lot of knowledge especially when it comes to build and maintenance of the car. The guys have done an amazing job putting the cars together trouble-free, especially with our experience with the chassis.
As far as the drivers go, all the guys have picked it up real fast. Everybody loves driving the prototypes. Guy and Johannes have done a little bit of prototype driving. Ed has never driven a prototype and we re asking a lot of out him without having huge amounts of experience. I think Ed has found it to be a very good confidence building car. The downforce certainly helps. Ed is going much quicker in the prototypes than he ever did in the Ferraris and we re only at the beginning stages. For all of us drivers, we re excited to be in car.
The amount of work that went into the season up until that point was amazing, so the payoff at Long Beach was huge. The decision on changing to prototypes wasn t made until the end of February. The amount of thrash that went through, half the team had colds because they were running themselves into the ground. The thrash that went on before Sebring, into Sebring and right into Long Beach was immense.
For us to get ESM s first one-two finish2 and for us to win in the prototype class that quickly, I think was very rewarding for the whole team. It was a great way to thank them and prove to them that this was a worthwhile endeavor.
You mentioned the thrashing from pre-season through Long Beach, now that there has been a little bit of break and the team has had time to rest and prepare for Lime Rock, Talk about heading into the second part of the ALMS season.
We stayed busy as a team. We re running the GRAND-AM race at Watkins Glen with Mike Hedlund, Guy and Johannes, right before Lime Rock. We ve had a Ferrari Challenge race and we ve had a couple of different tests. We certainly kept busy, but at the same time the guys had some time off and spent time with their families. It is a beautiful time of year to have a few extra days, if the water is warm enough here in Florida.
I think we re going to be ready for Lime Rock. I think the testing paid off well for us. Like we did last year, we spent a couple of days just really working through the different matrix on what makes the car work. The engineers have a better understanding. I think we re going to come back much more knowledgeable about the car. The drivers have had more laps and are more comfortable in the car. Plus the team has had a chance to catch its breath. Both cars have been completely rebuilt after Laguna, having the first three races on them. The break came at a good time. I think the chambers are fully loaded in the gun now, so we re ready to go and tackle the rest of the season.
In addition to testing and recharging, you were able to spend time behind the scenes with the other Tequila Patr n racing team. Talk about your trip to Englishtown. Were you able to work out a trade in horsepower between the Funny Car and the P2 car?
We had an awesome time in Englishtown. That s just an unbelievable spectacle. It was 180-degree difference as anything can be from the P2 car, as far as racing goes. To think that you go over 300 miles per hour in four seconds, and keep it in a straight line with that kind of horsepower, versus everything that we do inside the P2 car during one lap. Just to feel the enormity of the power that comes out of those cars the smells, the fumes it shakes the ground and tries to pull the air out of your body, literally. It is incredibly impressive. We had a great day up there. It was fun to support Alexis. I d love to get into her car and make a couple runs. Hopefully, next winter I m going to be able to do that. I don t think any of the other guys are willing to do it, but I ll do it. It will be exciting to try.
Following last year s win at Petit, ESM received an invitation to compete at the 24 Hours of Le Mans THIS YEAR. Talk about the changes since last October.
Our win at Long Beach was thrilling especially since we were able to get that P2 win so early in the season. The win was terrific, but we also realized that we have so much to learn about these cars and performing at that elite level that we aspire to and we know we need to get to that level.
We re going to go to race tracks like did at Laguna, where we ve never seen this car at the track before. We re not able to test there, it is a different combination of race car and track that we ve never been on and we re at a disadvantage to teams that have already run there. That s really what this year is all about. I think we re going to have some great races. We re going to have tracks where we ve really got to dig deep and try to learn as rapidly as possible. We re going to test everywhere we can test and at the tracks where we can t test, we ll learn enough along the way that we ll get much more proficient and we go.
We re trying to keep the team s eye on the ball which is 2014. That is why we made this move. That is why we cancelled going to Le Mans this year because of that effort, the money, the resources and everything we felt it would take for us to get to the top class for 2014, we want to make sure we re on the forefront of that.
Since the 2014 season is the target, do you have markers or goals set for the team that you want the team to hit before this season ends? How is that progress?
Our biggest target is still Level 5. There are strong and the only team we have to compete against and compare ourselves to. They are going to be one of the top teams wherever they go. What better barometer than that? To win one race and to be competitive, leading our first race at Sebring, we ve made a good showing so far. We have good race pace compared to them. We haven t quite figured out qualifying as strongly as they have. But I think as every lap goes by, we are getting closer and closer. I m pleased with the job the team has done, but we still have a lot of work ahead of us.
By Jennifer Stoneburgh @ MaRS
May 21, 2013
After a recent discussion with friends regarding greenhouse gas emissions in the transportation industry, I walked away realizing that we hadn t ventured past personal vehicles.
We had covered some interesting topics: the fuel efficiency of different vehicle models, hybrid-electric versus electric vehicles and, of course, alternative methods of transportation, namely walking, biking and public transit. But we hadn t talked about the trucking industry at all! Which left out a significant portion of the fossil fuel-consuming, greenhouse gas-emitting transportation sector from our discussion.
In Canada alone, trucking represents a $65-billion industry, employing over 260,000 drivers. In 2006, heavy trucks accounted for 21.8 billion kilometres of transportation in Canada and medium-sized trucks accumulated an additional 7.4 billion kilometres (Canadian Trucking Alliance1).
To put that in perspective, that s about 730,000 trips around the Earth or 97 round trips to the sun. All of this accumulated mileage requires fuel lots of fuel. However, fuel requirements, primarily diesel, include not just the amount of fuel needed to move the transport vehicle from location to location, but also the energy required to run the HVAC and auxiliary power systems that are necessary to maintain the vehicle s cabin environment.
EnerMotion2, an Ontario-based startup and MaRS client, has developed a method of capturing waste exhaust heat from a vehicle and converting it into useful, practical and efficient energy. EnerMotion s Hybrid Power & Energy Recovery (HYPER) storage system is an innovative mobile waste heat recovery and energy storage system with potentially huge implications in transportation applications.
The goal of the HYPER system is to reduce operating expenses for the trucking industry while meeting anti-idling laws. The system improves the overall efficiency with the vehicle both in motion and at rest. Additionally, the HYPER system is an environmentally friendly solution that has the potential of removing thousands of kilotonnes of carbon dioxide emissions every year. In fact, the carbon dioxide reduction for a long-haul truck with a sleeper cab adopting the HYPER unit is estimated at 92 cubic metres (32.5 tonnes) per year, with an average truck in Canada and the United States realizing 55 cubic metres (19.5 tonnes) per year. The corresponding figure for the entire North American truck fleet would be 48,900 kilotonnes per year!
How does it work?
Waste heat from the truck s engine, in the form of exhaust, is captured and used to drive a refrigeration cycle similar to the process used in your fridge at home. The HYPER system is able to generate cold and hot thermal conditions with the same unit, providing a complete HVAC system for the truck s cabin and sleeper without consuming any extra fuel. Further, the HYPER unit has the ability to store thermal conditions to provide HVAC capabilities for various haul routes in a variety of environmental conditions and climates while the vehicle is at rest, thereby eliminating idling of the main engine or the use of diesel auxiliary power units. The technology offers significant operational cost savings and lowers greenhouse gas emissions.
EnerMotion is currently conducting road trials of their HYPER system on their own heavy-duty truck. They most recently returned from Florida, where the trials yielded very positive results. The company will be expanding field trials with customers in the coming months as traction increases all across North America.
And the award goes to
EnerMotion s HYPER system was recently chosen among thousands of submissions to receive a 2013 Invention Award from one of science s most widely read magazines, Popular Science3, which has more than seven million readers. The magazine s May 2013 issue announced the winners of the 2013 Innovation Awards, giving EnerMotion top honours in the energy category with the award for Hot Savings4.
In a recent Meet the Entrepreneurs panel5 at MaRS, Jack MacDonnell, CEO of EnerMotion, talked about the difficulty of raising capital and emphasized the need to maximize use of government funding programs. Jack and his team have made full use of Canada s funding programs, which have allowed them to finance the development of HYPER.
Thus far, EnerMotion has received financial support from:
EnerMotion has also secured partnerships with strategic players who are helping the company to de-risk its technology and build out customer traction. You can see a list of EnerMotion s partners on their website6.
Advice for entrepreneurs
I sat down with Jack to discuss his business and to get some advice for up-and-coming entrepreneurs.
You ve been extremely successful in securing non-dilutive government funding. How important has this been to growing EnerMotion?
Our government funding has really helped us leverage private capital and achieve progress from one year to the next. It s a tough grind raising capital in North America, either from private investors, venture capital firms or investment banks. Having financial support from the government provides tangible differentiators between you and the next guy and there are lots of other startups out there all vying for the same capital. In my humble view, Canada has one of the most accessible and rewarding funding infrastructures in place anywhere in the world, and if you re not capitalizing on it for your own venture, you and your company are missing out.
What inspired you to tackle fuel efficiencies in the energy sector?
My team and I have been focused on energy efficiency since Day 1 of EnerMotion s existence. We realized that changing infrastructure overnight was unrealistic, but that the world needed an answer to fossil fuel consumption and harmful greenhouse gas emissions now. This is what motivated us to develop the HYPER technology, because tangible benefits are the outcome of improving energy efficiency especially in the heavy-duty transportation segment.
What is the return on investment for your technology? What s the payback period?
Industry average with existing technologies (i.e., idling primary engines or utilizing fuel-powered auxiliary power units) is approximately three-and-a-half years, according to research company Frost & Sullivan. Our HYPER technology offers payback significantly less than one year for line haul drive cycles. Additionally, our HYPER unit functions while the vehicle is in motion, unlike any other commercial system, so there is additional payback associated with the elimination of the A/C compressor being driven off the engine.
Legislation in the United States and Europe is already driving adoption of anti-idle technologies. Canada, Australia, India, China and other countries are not far behind in adopting and enforcing similar legislations. Other transportation sectors are adopting energy-efficient technologies that also contribute to the reduction of greenhouse gases. In addition to all of the vehicles on the road or off road, HYPER technology is being considered by original equipment manufacturers because of its compelling value proposition for their own customers. Mandatory adoption will be driven by clean air legislation and by the market demanding energy efficient products on a global scale.
- ^ Canadian Trucking Alliance (www.cantruck.ca)
- ^ EnerMotion (www.enermotion.com)
- ^ Popular Science (www.popsci.com)
- ^ Hot Savings (www.popsci.com)
- ^ Meet the Entrepreneurs panel (www.marsdd.com)
- ^ website (www.enermotion.com)
- ^ exemptions (oee.nrcan.gc.ca)
- ^ cleantech (www.marsdd.com)
- ^ transportation (www.marsdd.com)
- ^ trucking (www.marsdd.com)
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Alliance Truck Parts, a leading provider of replacement truck parts for the commercial transportation market, has worked diligently to deliver on its position as an all truck makes parts supplier. That effort is paying off with steady customer awareness and interest from owner operators that drive Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) product and other truck makes.
With a rebranding effort launched in early 2011 focusing on increasing awareness of the all- truck makes parts brand, Alliance has built out its catalog offering, focusing on frequent-replacement parts and accessories. The most visible promotional platform for brand awareness continues to be Alliance s partnership with Penske Racing to sponsor a car in the NASCAR Nationwide Series as well as participating as the title sponsor for the Alliance Truck Parts 250 Nationwide race at the Michigan International Speedway in June, billed as The Race That Trucking Built.
We ve worked hard to deliver on our all-makes promise of offering better parts at value prices at more than 800 locations across the U.S. and Canada, said Todd Biggs, director, Aftermarket parts and Service Marketing for Daimler Trucks North America. That value, the expanding breadth of our product offering and the nationwide availability are helping Alliance Truck Parts make real gains in the competitive aftermarket parts category.
Sometimes the options for aftermarket parts can seem overwhelming. The source and quality of what comes out of the box can have a significant impact on a truck owner s bottom line. Alliance Truck Parts offers a full one-year unlimited-mile warranty, like most OEM parts, but as part of the good-better-best continuum, Alliance has strategically positioned itself below the pricing of OEM level parts that often include major branded component manufacturers. By leveraging the scale and power of the DTNA network and other distribution partners, Alliance can source its private-label parts at a quality level approaching and often exceeding many branded parts suppliers, delivering on its good parts, better prices promise.
We know that when a truck is down, it costs the owner more than just the money to repair it, added Biggs. Alliance Truck Parts meets the broader needs of the all makes market, offering quality and value when and where it s needed most. This year at MATS we re launching a new line of heavy-duty alternators to our parts lineup that stand up to the higher-temperatures of today s EPA-compliant engines. We re also showing off our new mobile-optimized website; part of our continuing effort to use the best and most efficient tools to get parts information to our customers.