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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

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

    February 9, 2015 9:07AM by Jim Bray

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

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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

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    Aero Delivery: Calm, cool, collected

    February 3, 2015 12:58PM by Sonia Straface

    One fleet that makes moving perishables and frozen goods look effortless

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    Remembering Ron Singer

    February 3, 2015 12:51PM by James Menzies

    Ron Singer, longtime industry advocate and owner of Ron Singer Truck Lines died suddenly Dec. 22  while – what else? – prepping his trailer for a load. Ron built a successful business in Calgary, Alta. managing a fleet of gravel

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    Calgary: A strong transport hub

    February 3, 2015 12:48PM by Jim Bray

    Is the Calgary region becoming a transportation hub to rival those in other regions across the west? It appears to be the case, and it’s happening almost via osmosis – in that the region is booming and it only makes

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

    December 17, 2014 3:37PM 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

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    What’s up with that new cab card?

    December 16, 2014 2:25PM by Sandy Johnson

    If you renewed a prorate fleet this month, you’re in for a big change – for the better. Any fleet with a registration year beginning on or after Jan. 1, 2015, is subject to FRP (Full Reciprocity Plan) provisions under

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    AMTA finds its leader

    December 16, 2014 2:18PM by Jim Bray

    Lorraine Card brings mix of government and industry experience to the position