ROCKY VIEW, AB – Members of the Alberta Motor Transport Association (AMTA) Executive Committee recently met with province’s Infrastructure and Transportation Minister, Brian Mason and Deputy Minister Greg Bass. This was the first formal meeting the group has had with the ministers. For the bus and trucking industry to effectively meet the transportation needs of Albertans, AMTA said it has identified two key priorities for action.
ALBERTA – Truck driver Raymond Scott simply couldn’t believe he had won $50 million. And, thanks to his habit of joking about his lottery tickets, his wife wouldn’t believe him, either. But the Fort Kent resident was on the level. He became a millionaire 50 times over on the August 7 Lotto Max draw.
RED DEER, AB — Dozens of Alberta’s best and safest professional truck drivers gathered recently at Red Deer’s Westerner Park for the Alberta Professional Truck Driving Championship to determine who was tops. Each competitor completed a written exam to test their knowledge of regulations, legislation, safety, security, and first aid and then they participated in a pre-trip inspection conducted under the watchful eye of an examiner. Contestants also had a turn behind the wheel as the driving portion of the event got underway. Each entrant demonstrated their driving skill as they completed seven obstacles that tested their ability to maneuver the vehicle in simulations of some of the toughest conditions drivers’ cope with on the road.
CALGARY, AB-Oilfield transporter Aveda Transportation and Energy Services Inc. is purchasing Oklahoma City, OK.-based Hodges Trucking Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Seventy Seven Energy Inc. (“SSE”). With the purchase, the Canadian-based Aveda becomes the largest rig-moving company on the continent. Hodges currently owns approximately 900 pieces of rig-moving and heavy-haul equipment, including approximately 200 haul trucks, 400 trailers, 70 bed/pole trucks, 35 cranes, 40 forklifts/loaders and 160 service vehicles. Aveda, incorporated as a private company in 1994 only to go public in 2006,
ROCKY VIEW, AB – AMTA announces two new injury reduction and training coordinators and two new administrative staff.
ROCKY VIEW, AB – The Alberta Motor Transport Association’s annual award recognizes fleet personnel who embrace safety and inspire others to do the same.
CALGARY, AB- Employment in the Alberta’s oil and gas industry and the related construction sector is on the rise and expected to increase about 35 percent by 2023, according to a report by the Petroleum HR Council.
FORT MCMURRAY, AB – A company that transports oilfield equipment in Western Canada has been fined over $85,000 for hauling an overweight load on Highway 63.
REGINA — After taking the summer to let the idea simmer, Canada’s three westernmost provinces agreed to move forward on a plan to collaborate on environmental and pension issues.
WANDERING RIVER, AB — Highway 63 will be completely four-laned from Grassland to Fort Mac by 2016, Alberta Premier Alison Redford said this week.
FORT McMURRAY, Alta. – The highway congestion that has accompanied Alberta’s oil boom has been an issue of contention for a few years now.
REGINA — Saskatchewan and Alberta have reached an understanding in an effort to help truckers operate more efficiently and safely between the two provinces.
FORT MCMURRAY – Alberta is beefing up police enforcement on Highway 63 in order to make the highway safer, but residents are dissatisfied with the government’s efforts.
BANFF, Alta. — Hope for nationwide implementation of speed limiter legislation hit a roadblock in Alberta, as the province’s Transport Minister revealed he has no intention of pursuing the idea.
EDMONTON — As more provinces get ready to answer the call of safety, you’ll have to be careful how you answer yours, calls on a cell phone that is.