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SiriusXM to launch ‘Women In Trucking’ show

SiriusXM has launched Women In Trucking, a live, call-in show airing exclusively on SiriusXM Road Dog channel 146. The weekly, two-hour show premiered on Saturday, January 20 at 11:00 am ET. Hosted by Ellen Voie, Women In Trucking features listener call-ins and interviews with professionals from the trucking industry – from drivers, technicians, and engineers to transportation CEOs and

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OOIDA concerned over enforcement confusion of ELD mandate

America’s Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) has asked top officials from each state to seriously review potential problems anticipated with enforcement of the federal ELD trucking mandate.

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New, improved TRUXPO

Western Canada’s largest trucking and logistics show has announced details for TRUXPO 2018. The 16th edition of the bi-annual show returns May 11-12, 2018, to TRADEX in Abbotsford with a new focus on trucks for all trades and expanded features for attendees and exhibitors alike, whether trucking company owners and executives, commercial vehicle drivers, friends and family, or

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Major ACI AMPS penalties extended

UPDATE: The Canadian Trucking Alliance has had another update from the Canada Border Services Agency that the truck turnaround option for major ACI AMPS penalties will be further extended to December 31, 2018 in the highway mode.

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Matco Moving Solutions acquires I-Care Office Solutions of Edmonton

Matco Moving Solutions, a fully integrated provider of residential and commercial domestic and international moving services, household goods relocation and warehousing (and a member of the Manitoulin Group of Companies), has acquired I-Care Office Solutions of Edmonton. The deal adds to Matco’s growing commercial relocation business, giving it entry into the office systems

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Gibson Energy to focus on tanks and infrastructure, not trucking

At Gibson Energy’s 2018 investor day on Jan. 30 in Toronto, President and CEO Steve Spaulding said, “What you will see today is a dramatic transformation of our business. Gibson Energy will no longer be thought of as a trucking business. We will be a crude oil infrastructure business with high quality cash flow.”

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Lloyd Blower retires

In their January newsletter, Alberta Government’s Carrier Services announced the retirement of Manager of Investigations Lloyd Blower.

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Chief Steve Callahan retires

After 38 years in Commercial Vehicle Enforcement, Chief Steve Callahan is retiring.

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AMTA new member announcements

The AMTA is pleased to welcome DC Drilling Inc. and WestX Trucking Inc. as Carrier Members, while Unistar Special Risks Inc., Steelhead Ventures Ltd., Stantec, Carscallen LLP, Emergency Response Assistance Canada (ERAC), Gateway Trailer and Allison Transmission are welcomed as Supplier Members.

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Manitoulin Transport acquires Duckering’s Transport

Manitoulin Transport has acquired Duckering’s Transport Ltd. of Red Deer, Alberta, a less than truckload (LTL) service provider offering next-day service to more than 400 locations throughout the province. The acquisition builds on Manitoulin’s many previous investments in Western Canada in recent years and further demonstrates its commitment to provide the most comprehensive

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Change to GTH Board

The Global Transportation Hub has seen a change to its Board of Directors as Dr. Sandip Lalli has replaced Captain Gordon Houston, who is retiring.

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STA supports ELD announcement

On Dec. 18, federal Transport Minister Marc Garneau announced the introduction of a Gazette I process for mandatory use of electronic logging devices; a decision supported by the STA. The proposed regulation will bring the Canadian trucking industry in line with enacted regulations in the US that make it the law that carriers and drivers use an electronic version of paper logbooks,

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Representing the industry In Saskatchewan

As industry participants, we all know that staffing your operation can be a great challenge. Not only is there a nation-wide truck driver shortage, but also experienced drivers can be very difficult to come by. As part of an on-going effort to promote truck transport as a viable career option to younger generations, the STA will be representing its membership at the Stepping Stones Career Fair at

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Announcing: STA Networking Breakfasts

Prior to 2017, the STA membership was seeking more opportunities to connect with industry associates, other members and the STA board in face-to-face settings. With a geographically disbursed membership, the STA was seeking opportunities to bring interested parties together and in 2017 started hosting Networking Breakfasts. Held in both Regina and Saskatoon to help connect as many

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STA to offer online training

The STA now has online training! Online training will be available to both Carrier and Affiliate Member employees, covering a wide range of topics. Saskatchewan is a vast province with many trucking companies operating outside of major centres, limiting access to training and increasing the cost of ongoing education for all employees. With small companies making up the majority of

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Saskatchewan Party under new leadership

The Saskatchewan Party, Saskatchewan’s governing party, elected a new leader, Scott Moe, in January. “The STA has always had a productive working relationship with the Saskatchewan Party. The pro-economic approach of the party and its willingness to work with industries to meet economic goals is very important to us as an advocacy organization. The STA looks forward to continuing

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STA looks back on 2017

The Saskatchewan Trucking Association has created a document entitled The Retrospective, which reflects on the events of 2017, recapping successes and events throughout the year. The publication can be found online at www.sasktrucking.com under the About Us section.

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New MTA members welcomed

The MTA welcomes PVS Transport as a new Carrier Member and Alan’s Driving School, Continental Tire Canada, Coughlin Insurance Brokers, Evotrux, Supremex Inc. and Transtax Services as new Associate Trades Division Members.

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Bison Transport named ‘Best Fleet to Drive For’ by TCA, CarriersEdge

For the eighth year, Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) and driver training company, CarriersEdge have recognized Winnipeg-based Bison Transport as one of the ‘Best Fleets to Drive For.’

Bison is among 20 for-hire trucking companies across North America that are recognized for providing exemplary work environments for their professional drivers and employees. Only four

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Driverless cars to get test-drive in Manitoba

The province is working on legislation to pave the way for testing driverless vehicles on Manitoba provincial highways, perhaps as soon as the fall. With the first autonomous vehicles heading to Canadian car lots later this year, Manitoba Infrastructure Minister Ron Schuler met with his counterparts from across the country Monday to prepare.

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MTA attends industry forums in Montreal

At the end of 2017, representatives from the MTA attended two forums in Montreal and brought up industry concerns. At the first, the CVSA North American Cargo Securement Harmonization Public Forum, shipper responsibility was a hot topic among attendees. At the second, The National Task Force on Vehicle Weights and Dimensions Policy, one of the topics of discussion was lift-gates.

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New Provincial driver training funding program unveiled

On Jan. 11, the MTA hosted member companies and representatives from the Manitoba government to discuss new driver training funding opportunities within the province. Over the past five years, through the Skills Development Program, Skills and Employment Partnerships has supported (on average) over 150 trainees/year at a cost of over $900, 000/year. However, after consultations with

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