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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

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    Life under IRP’s Full Reciprocity Plan

    March 31, 2015 12:11PM by Sandy Johnson

    The proof of the pudding is in the eating. That’s how it is with the Full Reciprocity Plan, a new way to manage fleets under the International Registration Plan. Nearly 20 years in the making, FRP grants full reciprocity to

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    New ownership gives KLS Earthworks a new lease on life

    March 31, 2015 12:09PM by Jim Bray

    CALGARY, Alta. – Kind of like a phoenix, a tired old business is of being reborn, maybe not in flames but with a healthy injection of new people and ideas.  KLS Earthworks & Environmental was past its prime, according to

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    Truck Lines copes with family loss, changing landscape

    March 31, 2015 12:06PM by Jim Bray

    CALGARY, Alta. – Ron Singer Truck Lines was started in 1973 when the late Ron Singer and his wife-to-be bought their first truck from his father. The business has remained in the family since then, built from the ground up

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    Western Canadian construction: More boom or will it bust?

    March 31, 2015 12:04PM by Jim Bray

    Times have been quite good for western Canada’s construction industry over the past few years as a robust economy has helped allow for plenty of building in all four western provinces. But with the price of oil now low and

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    Why so many audits result in penalties

    February 23, 2015 1:47PM by Sandy Johnson

    This month, IFTA and IRP will release their annual reports on 2014 audit activity in their respective member jurisdictions. These reports contain straight-up data on how many IFTA and IRP carriers are in each jurisdiction, how many were audited, how many were

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    AMTA selects new Road Knights team

    February 23, 2015 1:33PM by Jim Bray

    CALGARY, Alta. – You could almost think of them as the Snowbirds of Alberta’s trucking industry. Not that they’re a bunch of senior citizens running to points south and warm for winter, but rather they’re more like the RCAF’s elite

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    Inside the IFTA/IRP audit process

    February 3, 2015 1:01PM by Sandy Johnson

    To a trucker, IFTA and IRP are a decal and a cab card needed to get through a scale or a roadside inspection. To a fleet administrator, they’re a set of rules to follow in order to file fuel tax