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  • Saskatchewan rest areas reopen

    July 8, 2019 1:02PM by Truck News-West

    REGINA, Sask. – The Saskatchewan Trucking Association (STA) is applauding the provincial government reversing its decision to close nine rest stops. Saskatchewan’s Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure indicated last week that the rest stops would no longer be available to

  • New policy weeds out non-compliant carriers

    April 21, 2018 1:25AM by Truck West

    BANFF, Alta. – Alberta’s Ministry of Transportation has been keeping itself busy trying to make life better for the trucking industry. Shaun Hammond, assistant deputy minister of Alberta Transportation, outlined the efforts his department has been working on, including the

  • Study says lack of safe rest areas comes at a high cost

    September 27, 2017 4:27PM by Truck West

    CORVALLIS, Ore. – A study from Oregon State University’s College of Engineering says the cost of having too few safe rest areas for truckers resulted in $75 million of “crash harm.” The study was conducted over a seven year period

  • Several industry issues on Alberta government’s radar

    April 28, 2017 8:47PM by Derek Clouthier

    BANFF, Alta. – The Government of Alberta has a full plate when it comes to how to best move forward with several issues facing the province’s trucking industry. Shaun Hammond, assistant deputy minister of safety policy and engineering for Alberta

  • Survey looks to gather input from truckers on B.C. rest areas

    January 11, 2016 2:39PM by Truck West

    LANGLEY, B.C. – The British Columbia Trucking Association (BCTA) is searching for input from commercial truck drivers in an effort to help make improvements to rest areas throughout the province. Assisting the B.C. Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, the voluntary

  • Need a parking spot? There’s a helpful app for that.

    September 30, 2015 8:20PM by James Menzies

    WINNIPEG, Man. — Bryan Pedlow doesn’t know how many times the Trucker Path app has saved his bacon. “Just about every night,” he told in an interview. As a Winnipeg-based owner/operator hauling overdimensional loads in and out of the