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    Alberta’s Partners in Compliance (PIC) looks for a path forward

    June 4, 2019 12:00AM by Derek Clouthier

    EDMONTON, Alta. — With funding becoming more of a concern, and the program’s direction uncertain, there is plenty of work to be done if Alberta’s Partners in Compliance (PIC) program is going to grow and have a meaningful impact the industry as a whole.

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    New Alberta test track part of a broader vision

    May 3, 2019 12:00AM by Derek Clouthier

    EDMONTON, Alta. – One of the newest and largest training facilities for Canada’s trucking industry features a few tools that none of the others have. Edmonton’s five-acre test track and truck simulator are rare enough, but they also happen to share space with simulators for training on a 737 or helicopter.

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    Westcan takes two in Alberta honors

    December 15, 2017 12:00AM by John G Smith

    BANFF, AB – Westcan Bulk Transport secured two leading honors presented this year at the Alberta Motor Transport Association’s annual convention, which also recognized everyone from an association chairman to a retiring philanthropist and entrepreneur.

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    Industry faces time of change: Laskowski

    May 1, 2017 12:00AM by John G Smith

    BANFF, AB – From discussions about driver training to negotiations around the North American Free Trade Agreement, Canada’s trucking industry is facing a time of significant change. And the Canadian Trucking Alliance is in the midst of it all.

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    Transportation in midst of “significant shift”: Alberta MLA

    April 29, 2017 12:00AM by John G Smith

    BANFF, AB – Canada’s trucking industry is on the “edge of a significant shift in transportation technology”, Alberta MLA Cam Westhead says. And members of the Alberta Motor Transport Association are playing a part in it.

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    Women with Drive heads west

    April 10, 2017 12:00AM by John G Smith

    CALGARY, AB – The Alberta Motor Transport Association (AMTA) is taking Trucking HR Canada’s Women with Drive Leadership Summit to a western audience – with the first Western Women with Drive to be held on May 10.

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    Low oil? Struggling fleet? Think positive, says speaker

    May 2, 2016 12:00AM by John G Smith

    BANFF, AB — There is plenty of bad news to report. Alberta fleets can cite low oil prices and a lagging economy as just two examples. But Chris Cummins – a speaker who specializes in sales, leadership and personal development — told members of the Alberta Motor Transport Association that they have the power to change things. It involves a positive attitude.

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    Mason highlights transportation projects in AMTA address

    May 2, 2016 12:00AM by John G Smith

    BANFF, AB – Alberta Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Brian Mason spoke to the Alberta Motor Transport Association’s annual conference this afternoon, emphasizing investments being made in the province’s road networks.

    “The global collapse in oil prices, our most vital commodity, is causing tremendous economic pain and anxiety,” he said, adding that the province’s infrastructure investments are designed to help spur economic growth. “Transportation is vital to building the Alberta economy.”

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    ELDs, environmental focus among industry ‘game changers’

    May 2, 2016 12:00AM by John G Smith

    BANFF, AB – Mandated technologies like Electronic Logging Devices and an increasing focus on environmental standards will be among “game changers” for Canada’s trucking industry, Canadian Trucking Alliance CEO David Bradley said in what will likely be his final address to the Alberta Motor Transport Association.

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    AMTA identifies key accomplishments of 2015/16

    May 2, 2016 12:00AM by John G Smith

    BANFF, AB – The Alberta Motor Transport Association (AMTA) has identified a series of key accomplishments achieved in the past year, at a time when the province’s trucking industry continues to struggle against the backdrop of a weak economy.

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    Alberta association welcomes four new staffers

    January 16, 2015 12:00AM by Allan

    ROCKY VIEW, AB – AMTA announces two new injury reduction and training coordinators and two new administrative staff.

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    Alberta seeks nominations for Safety Person of the Year

    December 16, 2014 12:00AM by Allan

    ROCKY VIEW, AB – The Alberta Motor Transport Association’s annual award recognizes fleet personnel who embrace safety and inspire others to do the same.

  • Alberta Truckers Crown Driving Champs

    October 30, 2014 12:00AM by Today's Trucking Staff

    CALGARY – Alberta held their truck driving Olympics, picking the best of the best to compete at this year’s National Competition in Moncton.

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    Alberta gets driver input for future rest areas

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Martin Smith

    RED DEER, Alta. — Alberta Transportation has some ideas for an improved network of rest areas in the province, but wanted to run it passed some truckers first.

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    Alberta holds fast on HOS and speed limiters, other changes afoot

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Martin Smith

    BANFF, Alta. — Alberta Transport Minister Luke Ouellette doesn’t mince words while addressing the issue of federal hours of service legislation and speed limiters.