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  • News

    Truck News – West January 2020

    December 30, 2019 7:14AM by Lori Thompson-Reid

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  • We can learn from U.S. ELDT program

    December 19, 2019 8:01AM by Terry Shaw

    Once again, our American counterparts appear on pace to beat us to the punch when it comes to implementing a much-needed safety initiative. This time, it is the FMCSA’s national Entry Level Driver Training (ELDT), which is supposed to come

  • Loving that lease

    December 17, 2019 7:00AM by Derek Clouthier

    Several factors can influence a carrier’s decision to purchase a new or used truck to add to its fleet. And with an ever-changing marketplace that demands flexibility, leasing has become a more viable option for those looking for adaptability, peace

  • News

    Truck News – West December 2019

    November 25, 2019 9:43AM by Lori Thompson-Reid

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  • Feature Transportation

    Your friendly ghost in the transportation industry

    November 25, 2019 8:17AM by Derek Clouthier

    SASKATOON, Saskatchewan — Though it didn’t come in the form of a premonition in the night, Clay Dowling takes pride in his company being “Your Partner with Spirit.” Launched in 1987, Ghost Transportation is the spawn of necessity, and, as

  • Action needed to combat abuse of foreign workers

    November 25, 2019 8:01AM by Dave Earle

    Early in October, the Globe and Mail reported that some trucking companies, primarily based in Surrey, B.C., are profiting from abuse of Canada’s Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) and the immigrant workers they hire. I was interviewed for the story, which

  • News

    Truck News – West November 2019

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

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  • Feature Uncategorized

    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