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    Truck News – West November 2019

    October 24, 2019 2:00PM by Lori Thompson-Reid

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    Ron Boyd’s tireless work ethic a perfect fit in Alberta

    October 23, 2019 8:00AM by Derek Clouthier

    EDMONTON, Alta. — In Ron Boyd’s world, there’s no such thing as being too busy. For a man who loves his work, being busy is a blessing, and since the age of 17, when Boyd bought his first truck, the

  • MELTing things down

    October 23, 2019 7:15AM by Derek Clouthier

    EDMONTON, Alta. – A recent report in the Globe and Mail indicated that Alberta has eased its testing standards when it comes to mandatory entry level training (MELT) for some farming and bus driving professions. But as Alberta Motor Transport

  • Feature Transportation

    Winter conditions already a reality in Western Canada

    October 23, 2019 7:00AM by Derek Clouthier

    RICHMOND, B.C. – Drivers will again be “Shifting into Winter” in B.C. and across Canada in the coming weeks, and for the 11th year, WorkSafeBC wants to remind truckers to be prepared before hitting the road. Trina Pollard, manager of

  • News

    Truck News – West October 2019

    September 27, 2019 10:11AM by Lori Thompson-Reid

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  • Feature Transportation

    Construction company not ‘Whisselling Dixie’ when it comes to moving freight

    September 27, 2019 8:00AM by Derek Clouthier

    CALGARY, Alta. — Whissell Contracting doesn’t mess around when it comes to moving freight. Since 1970, this civil construction company has been moving its own equipment and others’ through its trucking division, which specializes in heavy and oversized load transportation.

  • Feature Transportation

    Opportunity aplenty in a thriving trucking industry

    September 27, 2019 7:30AM by Susan Ewart

    The greatest resource the trucking industry has is its people. As technology moves toward various stages of automation, the people in the industry – the truck drivers, dispatchers, shippers, and administrators – are what keep Saskatchewan and Canada ultimately moving. Imports and exports, which involve the

  • MTA makes a friend at the federal level

    September 27, 2019 7:00AM by Derek Clouthier

    WINNIPEG, Man. — The Manitoba Trucking Association (MTA) had the ear of a federal member of parliament recently, taking advantage of the opportunity to address issues in the transportation sector. Blake Richards, Alberta member of parliament for Banff-Airdrie, was recently

  • Feature Transportation

    Serving country and industry

    September 25, 2019 7:15AM by Derek Clouthier

    Manitoba Driver of the Year takes pride in his many years of service

  • Western Canadian highways need upgrades

    September 25, 2019 7:00AM by Derek Clouthier

    WINNIPEG, Man. — Western Canadian roads are in need of their fair share of infrastructure upgrades, something not lost on those traveling this side of Ontario. The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) recently released its 2019-20 Infrastructure Priorities document, with the

  • News

    Truck News – West September 2019

    August 28, 2019 9:41AM by Lori Thompson-Reid

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  • Feature Transportation

    Fifteen years in the making, patience pays off in the end

    August 26, 2019 7:45AM by Derek Clouthier

    OSOYOOS, B.C. — Better late than never, as they say, and a B.C. truck driver certainly took that to heart. Bill Plaskett always knew he would one day be his own boss, and 15 years after purchasing a company, he

  • Feature Transportation

    Free training for aspiring women drivers in B.C.

    August 26, 2019 7:15AM by Derek Clouthier

    LANGLEY, B.C. — Attention hopeful female truck drivers in B.C., there is an opportunity that may be hard for you to pass up. Valley Driving School is facilitating driver training for the YWCA’s Changing Gears program, which aims to get

  • Continuing to ‘Impel’ his company forward

    July 31, 2019 10:00AM by Derek Clouthier

    WINKLER, Man. — The trials and tribulations of owning and running a trucking company is not lost on Neil Hamm. After launching Impel Transport in 2002 and enjoying some initial success, the economy hit back, forcing Hamm to reconsider the

  • Addressing potential concerns with technology

    July 31, 2019 9:00AM by Dave Earle

    In my last column, I talked about how carriers should consider the technology revolutionizing the trucking industry as an incentive to attract the young workers it needs so badly. In other words, companies need to consider both the finer details