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    Dynamite Oilfield aims to outlast competitors in downturn

    September 23, 2015 4:14PM by Geoff Lee

    LLOYDMINSTER, Alta. – Dynamite Oilfield Services, based in Alberta, is operating in survival mode hoping to be rescued by higher oil and gas prices and an end to the downturn. The company finds itself in an unprofitable position for its

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    No turning back

    September 23, 2015 4:10PM by Geoff Lee

    TNT Tank & Trailer Repair isn’t hunkering down, it’s expanding its business despite stubbornly low oil prices

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    Saskatchewan’s doors are open to oil and gas producers

    September 23, 2015 4:07PM by Jim Bray

    REGINA, Sask. – No one should be surprised that the current low price of petroleum products has cast a pall over the western Canadian economy, but even in the downturn it appears there’s hope for the future. And it appears

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    Alberta’s oilpatch facing a rough, wild ride

    September 23, 2015 4:06PM by Jim Bray

    EDMONTON, Alta. – The fact that global oil prices are down should surprise no one who’s been paying attention to the news over the past year or so. But how does that affect Alberta, a province that traditionally has lived

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    Education over experience

    September 23, 2015 4:01PM by Sandy Johnson

    Ever heard of Pete Seeger? You probably know a few of his songs. “This Land Is Your Land.” “Where Have All the Flowers Gone?” “We Shall Overcome.” Just the other day, I was humming “If I Had a Hammer” after my laptop

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    MTA wins round in biodiesel battle

    September 23, 2015 4:00PM by Jim Bray

    WINNIPEG, Man. – A government listens to the people? Since when? Since 2015, apparently, if you live in Manitoba and represent the province’s trucking industry. That’s according to Terry Shaw, executive director of the Manitoba Trucking Association, who told Truck

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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