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ALBERTA NEWS


Peter Vaudry retires after 33 years

After 33 years with the Alberta Motor Transport Association, Peter Vaudry has retired. In 1985, Peter began his career with the AMTA, and in his recent position as the Director of Member Services and Communications, was responsible for coordinating AMTA’s major events such as the Draw Down Dinners, Conference and AGM and golf tournaments.

He also engaged with our Carrier Members and Associate Suppliers and was the Association’s liaison in keeping them updated and engaged with the AMTA. Peter was always the AMTA’s historical reference and is held in very high regard and admiration for his years of service to the transportation industry in Alberta.

Outside of the AMTA, Peter has a passion for photography and has been featured with National Geographic from time to time.

Congratulations on a great career and have a happy retirement, Peter!

 

AMTA implements member Job Board
In an effort to enhance its membership program, the AMTA has implemented a job board on its website. This is a page dedicated to linking the public to member companies’ online job posting pages. This is a new initiative for the AMTA, and one that will enhance careers in the transportation industry.

AMTA will also periodically post the Job Board to its social media platforms, as well as use it as a tool to promote careers in the industry at career fairs and other events.

If you are an AMTA Carrier or Associate Supply member and would like to be added to the Job Board, please provide the AMTA with your company logo as well as the link to your employment landing page. Send the information to kelsey.hipkin@amta.ca

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Alberta’s Lance Skoog on podium at Inspectors Championship
Lance Skoog, an inspector with Alberta Justice and Solicitor General took third place in the North American Standard Hazardous Materials/Dangerous Goods and Cargo Tank/Bulk Packagings Inspection at the 2017 North American Inspectors Championship (NAIC) Aug. 7-11. Skoog earned his ticket to the Florida event after winning the Alberta Inspectors Championship during the Professional Truck Driving Championships in Red Deer June 24.

The 25th annual North American championship saw 51 inspectors gather to compete in a variety of events. The Jimmy K Annons Grand Champion Award was presented to Rommel Garcia of the Houston Police Department for earning the highest combined score in the six competition categories.

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AMTA’s new members
The AMTA is pleased to welcome Walmart Fleet ULC, 742904 Alberta Ltd., Kana Oilfield Services, Aspen Air Corporation, Tauren Group Ltd., Speedee Transport, Why Not Energy, Contractor First by Rona, G&B Fuels Inc., RBS Bulk Systems Inc. and Oviatt Contracting as new Carrier Members; and Travelers Financial, Camex Equipment Sales & Rentals Inc., Meritor Heavy Vehicle Systems LLC and Archer Transportation, Blackjacks Roadhouse, Logistics Training Inc., AllShield Technologies, Western Safety Consulting, and Foothills Creamery Ltd. as Supplier Members.


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8760 Expense Management joins AMTA as Affinity Partner
Managing electricity and natural gas expenses can be very challenging for AMTA members given market volatility, confusing options and lack of industry transparency. The AMTA’s energy program is designed specifically to provide value to AMTA members and to the AMTA itself. The Association has chosen 8760 as its trusted partner to facilitate and support the AMTA energy program. Their team of experts provides members with the very best in price, service, and solutions designed to help organizations effectively manage their energy expenses. The 8760 team of experts offers advice and solutions that are designed to help your business with its energy and card pay

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