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    Willy’s Trucking defies Alberta’s economic misfortunes

    February 2, 2016 2:31PM by Derek Clouthier

    When times are booming, it’s much easier for a business to grow alongside a bustling, nascent economy. When times are tough on the other hand, like they have become in Alberta over the past year, it’s not as easy to

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    How to manage PST and PVT

    February 2, 2016 2:20PM by Sandy Johnson

    Have you ever reached into the pocket of a coat you haven’t worn for a very long time and pulled out a 20 dollar bill? It’s like winning a mini-lottery! It’s sort of the same feeling when you find out you

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    Push underway to extend commercial hours at Wild Horse border

    February 2, 2016 2:00PM by Derek Clouthier

    MEDICINE HAT, Alta. – They say ‘patience is a virtue,’ which is something the Wild Horse Border Committee knows all too well. Formed in June 2004, the group has been advocating for the Wild Horse border crossing between Medicine Hat,

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    Welcome aboard, Derek

    February 2, 2016 1:49PM by Lou Smyrlis

    It’s my pleasure to introduce you to an important new addition to Truck West: Derek Clouthier. Derek is taking over the reins of Truck West and we are very excited to have him join our growing team. Derek, who has

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    Should we be more vocal about opportunities with AMTs?

    February 2, 2016 1:48PM by Derek Clouthier

    Are automated transmissions the key to attracting a new crop of young truck drivers to replace outgoing baby-boomers, or is it a pathway to a less-skilled batch of motorists behind the wheel of hundreds of thousands of heavy-duty vehicles rolling

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    Toll lanes in Alberta a ‘HOT’ topic

    February 2, 2016 1:42PM by Derek Clouthier

    Report says toll lanes would raise funds and would be good for trucking industry

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    New kids on the block grow in Western Canada at their own pace

    January 5, 2016 11:51AM by Derek Clouthier

    CALGARY, Alta. – After more than a decade and a half running his family business in Calgary, Bess Tank Lines executive vice-president of operations Ben Rouillard may feel that they are the new kids on the block, but with the

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    Lack of truck parking in Lower Mainland remains a concern

    January 5, 2016 11:49AM by Derek Clouthier

    LANGLEY, B.C. – With government and company regulations stipulating how many hours a truck driver can be behind the wheel before they need to rest, and increasing transportation activity in B.C.’s Lower Mainland, it seems essential that drivers have a

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    Delivering bad news in tough times

    January 5, 2016 11:44AM by Rebecka Freels

    In Western Canada, particularly Alberta, many workers and business leaders in the trucking industry are feeling increasingly anxious because of the collapse in oil prices. Workers are wondering what 2016 will bring in terms of job security. Trucking, because it

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    Alberta takes the lease out of lease/operator

    January 5, 2016 11:39AM by Sandy Johnson

    Remember summer camp? Your mom wrote your name on everything you owned, from your underwear to the plate you used to slurp up your beans in the mess tent. After too many late nights telling ghost stories and giggling with

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    Alberta’s weak economy spilling over to other western provinces

    January 5, 2016 11:29AM by Derek Clouthier

    CALGARY, Alta. – Alberta’s neighbouring provinces agree that the economic downturn in Wild Rose Country is and will continue to have a direct effect on each of their trucking industries. As 2016 approaches, the British Columbia Trucking Association (BCTA) and

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    Redline Transport flourishes after former boss takes back control

    November 18, 2015 9:57AM by Jim Bray

    RIVERS, Man. – Al Lepp credits his success to high calibre drivers and modern, efficient equipment, but that might be a tad modest of an assessment. That’s because Lepp, who owns the Rivers, Man.-based Redline Transport, is a success story

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    Minister says Manitoba agriculture sector on track for a solid 2015

    November 18, 2015 9:53AM by Jim Bray

    WINNIPEG, Man. – By the time you read this, the 2015 harvest in Manitoba will have come and gone, capping what the province’s agriculture, food and rural development minister said has been a relatively standard and straightforward year, though not

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    Alberta’s ‘other white meat’ doing well in province famous for its beef

    November 18, 2015 9:50AM by Jim Bray

    RED DEER, Alta. – Judging from the bumper stickers, plenty of people ‘heart’ Alberta beef already, but producers of another popular Alberta meat aren’t sitting back and letting themselves be eclipsed in the marketplace by their more well-known sister product.

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    Keeping it clean

    November 18, 2015 9:34AM by Jim Bray

    Steve’s Livestock Transport offers a healthy helping of clean service