Winter 2018

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Arnold Bros. celebrates 60 years

Much has changed since 1958 when founders Frank and Gerry Arnold saw an opportunity to expand the family farm with the transportation of grain. “It’s exciting to see Arnold Bros. reach the 60 year mark,” stated Gary Arnold, Executive Vice President. Incorporated in August 1958, this family business now employs five generations with the youngest employee being 21 years old and the oldest over 80.

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Congratulations MTA scholarship winners

The Manitoba Trucking Association annually provides over $10,000 to hard-working young Manitobans. This money is given in the form of either scholarships or support for apprenticeship programs. We would like to congratulate the recipients of the 2018 MTA Scholarships, and we wish them well in their future endeavours!

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CN buys TransX

Subject to regulatory review by the Competition Bureau and Transport Canada, CN Rail has purchased Winnipeg-based TransX in a mega-deal targeting intermodal transportation. TransX has 2,600 employees
across North America (600 are based in Winnipeg) and its assets include about 1,500 trucks and 1,000 intermodal containers. The company has annual revenues of approximately $500-million.

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STA scholarship winners

The following STA scholarships have been awarded:

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STA Annual General Meeting

he STA held it’s Annual General Meeting on October 26 in Saskatoon. Two new members join the STA Board – Troy Christian of Manitoulin Transport and Tom Siemens of Siemens Transport.

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Mullen Group makes pair of acquisitions

This summer, Mullen Group Ltd. announced the closings of a pair of acquisitions: AECOM’s Canadian Industrial Services Division (ISD) and Canadian Hydrovac Ltd. (CHL). AECOM ISD operates primarily within the heavy oil and oil sands areas of Alberta, while CHL services midstream, pipleline, construction, and municipal sectors in BC, Alberta and Saskatchewan.

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AMTA welcomes new members

The AMTA is pleased to welcome Carrier Members P&D Logistics, No Limit Contracting Canada Inc., Boyd Ventures Inc., Manuel Trucking & Freight Services Ltd. (Nisku), Myshak Transportation Group Ltd. (Acheson), and Ross Agri Supplies Ltd. (Camrose);

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Event Recap: Transforming Airport City

n September 27, AMTA participated in a fireside chat hosted by Edmonton Chamber of Commerce. The event provided an opportunity for Edmonton’s business community to learn more about the AMTA’s new training facility.

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AMTA on Global News

AMTA President Chris Nash spoke to Global News, 630 CHED, and Alberta Primetime as follow up to the announcement of mandatory entry-level training. View the segment at

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MELT progress in Alberta

Alberta is mandating training for new commercial drivers and strengthening safety requirements for commercial carriers to enhance public safety.

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CTA’s top pre-Budget asks

The Canadian Trucking Alliance issued five key policy recommendations to the federal government concerning tax fairness in the trucking sector, supporting important infrastructure projects across the country, and committing to implementing electronic on-board recorders by the end of 2019, among other things.

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Kar on MEMA’s Technology Advisory Board

Fleet Complete’s Chief Strategy Officer (CSO), Sandeep Kar, has joined the Technology Advisory Board of the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA). MEMA formed this professional advisory board to guide the motor vehicle supplier industry in a time of rapid and paradigm-shifting technological change.

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