Ontario carrier heads to Alberta with relief
WHITBY, ON - The cars and pickup trucks have been coming and going all morning at Cam-Scott International, and they're bringing cargo with them. The Toronto-area fleet used social media to share an offer to deliver relief supplies to Fort McMurray, Alberta residents displaced by fire. And the response began within hours. It's come in the form of brand new baby clothes, still on the hangers, blankets and more. Cam-Scott's relief effortsBy tonight, the first load will be heading to a warehouse in Edmonton, adding to the fleet's regular weekly Alberta-bound shipments. "Alberta has been good to us over many, many years," says fleet president Glenn Weddel. "It's a great opportunity to help and give something back to them in their time of need." It is the latest example of industry support offered in the last couple of days. The trucking industry has already responded with donations from associations including the Canadian Trucking Alliance, Ontario Trucking Association, and Alberta Motor Transport Association. The Mullen Group reports that Alberta employees and families have opened their homes to those in need. By tonight, the first load will be heading to a warehouse in Edmonton, adding to the fleet's regular weekly Alberta-bound shipments.
Trucking groups scramble for order amid Fort Mac wildfire
FORT McMURRAY, AB - Lorraine Card, executive director of the Alberta Motor Transport Association, says she is beginning to reach out to her membership in Fort McMurray Wednesday to see how the association can help in the face of the worst wildfires Alberta has ever seen. Diversified Transportation Ltd., Trimac Transportation, and Manitoulin Transport are a few of the fleets Card is checking in on. "It's a terrible situation, and we do intend to reach out to our members there this morning," says Card. "We've been following closely on the radio, and our main concern is that people get out safely. We have to work closely with the authorities to see what we can do."