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    Triton Transport: One colossal company making major moves

    July 22, 2015 10:00AM by Sonia Straface

    CHILLIWACK, B.C. – Triton Transport’s motto may as well be “go big or go home” because if its drivers don’t haul the big stuff, they can park their rig in the driveway. Triton is a transportation company based in British

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    Full steam ahead for B.C. forestry fleet

    July 22, 2015 9:56AM by Jim Bray

    KAMLOOPS, B.C. – Third-generation trucker Greg Munden of Kamloops, B.C.-based Munden Ventures, thinks his business and the log market at large are poised for growth over the next few years and he plans to be there to help. Munden Ventures

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    Saskatchewan’s hot economy extends to forestry

    July 22, 2015 9:50AM by Jim Bray

    Road conditions, lack of qualified drivers remain issue for log haulers and producers in Saskatchewan

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    Alberta forestry companies becoming power players

    July 22, 2015 9:48AM by Jim Bray

    EDMONTON, Alta. – With a green-focused new government in power, some members of Alberta’s business sector may be gun-shy about making new investments, but that doesn’t appear to be the case with the province’s forest industry, which is supposedly not

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    B.C. forestry sector poised for steady growth

    July 22, 2015 9:38AM by Jim Bray

    SALMO, B.C. – British Columbia has traditionally been one of Canada’s leading regions for the forest industry and despite some major challenges – not all of which are related to the economy – it appears to be poised for continued

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    Five big myths about fleet taxes

    July 22, 2015 9:29AM by Sandy Johnson

    My mom made the best roast beef on the planet. She would always cut it in half before putting it in the pan, and it was yummy and juicy and had a lot of flavour. When I started cooking on

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    AMTA brings virtual reality to driver training

    June 29, 2015 8:56PM by Jim Bray

    CALGARY, Alta. – They may not be as much guilty fun as Grand Theft Auto or Gran Turismo, but the Alberta Motor Transport Association hopes its new driving simulators will prove to be an important tool in the training of

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    Orlick’s success comes from great service, communication

    May 15, 2015 2:04PM by Jim Bray

    Gene Orlick was frustrated when Truck West sat down with him for an interview. The long-time Calgary carrier owner was faced with finding a quick replacement for a driver who quit suddenly after one of his loads was cancelled. Yet

  • Hot shots, wreckers and FRP

    May 15, 2015 1:59PM by Sandy Johnson

    A few weeks ago I got a call from the owner of a hot shot service in Alberta. He read my April column about the Full Reciprocity Plan, or FRP, and had a question. FRP, you might recall, streamlines the

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    B.C. Kenworth dealer cuts a big cheque to interior college

    May 15, 2015 1:54PM by Jim Bray

    KELOWNA, B.C. –  A B.C. truck dealer will see its name displayed prominently and proudly at the Kelowna campus of Okanagan College after it made a $50,000 donation to the school. Inland Kenworth, which opened its West Kelowna outlet recently,

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    AMTA leaders gather for conference

    May 15, 2015 1:50PM by Jim Bray

    LAKE LOUISE, Alta. – The remarkable landscape surrounding Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise may not have contributed to the success of this year’s annual Management Conference for the Alberta Motor Transport Association, but it certainly didn’t hurt. And by the time

  • Measured Optimism: Despite challenges those involved with construction and oil and gas fleets like the future of those industries

    May 15, 2015 10:55AM by Carolyn Gruske

    Temporary foreign workers, pipeline development, and Quebec’s Charbonneau Commission are all topics that have led national newscasts and have formed the basis for countless headlines in newspapers and magazines. But they are also topics of key importance to fleet managers

  • Play it safe: Why a commitment to safety is the best way to win

    May 15, 2015 10:47AM by Jim Bray

    When operating in trucking’s toughest environments, a commitment to safety is the best way to win.

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    Slick decisions

    May 15, 2015 10:10AM by James Menzies

    The PC-11 engine oil category will bring fleets fuel savings – and possibly some added complexity

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    Port wars

    March 31, 2015 12:13PM by Jim Bray

    VANCOUVER, B.C. – Port Metro Vancouver received a bit of a blow in federal court late last month as the legal body dismissed its motion for a declaration that the court has no jurisdiction in the case brought against it