Alberta budgets $30M over three years to support commercial driver training
The Alberta government has allocated $30 million over the next three years to support commercial driver training and address other training challenges. Finance minister Travis Toews made the announcement last…
Alberta’s Partners in Compliance (PIC) looks for a path forward
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.
New Alberta test track part of a broader vision
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.
Nash named AMTA president
CALGARY, AB – Chris Nash will be the incoming President of the Alberta Motor Transport Association (AMTA) when current President Lorraine Card retires March 5. Card says she’s confident she’s leaving the association in good hands with Nash who brings more than 30 years’ experience in the transportation industry to the role.
Mason highlights transportation projects in AMTA address
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."