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Trimac’s Malysa & Canadian Freightways’ Wettstein On Flood Recovery

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

CALGARY – After a torrent of water washed through Calgary and surrounding parts of Alberta late last week, trucking operations are beginning to return to near normal service.

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Appetite for 18 Wheels of Christmas continues to grow

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

CALGARY — As people continue to tighten their belts, 18 Wheels of Christmas has expanded its reach.

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More Alberta scales to get pre-clearance

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

EDMONTON — Members of Alberta’s Partners in Compliance (PIC) program will soon be able to bypass more weigh stations in the province.

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Alberta Floods ‘Brutal’ For Trucks

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

CALGARY – Floodwaters are devastating Calgary and many parts of Southern Alberta. Torrential rainfall unloaded on the region yesterday and has since flooded many of the surrounding rivers, including the Bow and Elbow Rivers. A state of emergency has been declared.

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PIC 2.0: Alberta re-launches improved carrier compliance program

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

EDMONTON — It’s back. And now that Alberta’s one-of-a-kind Partners in Compliance (PIC) program has been given a real shot to succeed, its rescuers are already working on exporting it to the rest of Canada and the U.S.

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Western provinces make a pact

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

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.

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Highway 63 Revisited: 4 Lanes to Take 4 Years

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

WANDERING RIVER, AB — Highway 63 will be completely four-laned from Grassland to Fort Mac by 2016, Alberta Premier Alison Redford said this week.

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Energy company takes infrastructure into its own hands

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

FORT McMURRAY, Alta. – The highway congestion that has accompanied Alberta’s oil boom has been an issue of contention for a few years now.

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Western provinces reduce trucking barriers

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

REGINA — Saskatchewan and Alberta have reached an understanding in an effort to help truckers operate more efficiently and safely between the two provinces.

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More Cops On Hwy 63 Not Enough, Albertans Say

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

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.

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Western Promises: HOS rules are coming to Alberta, speed limiters are not

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

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.

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Alberta dialling up cell ban legislation; ON rule kicks-in

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

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.

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Manitoulin Acquires Can-Tran, Moves into Oil and Gas Playfield

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

MISSISSUAGA, ON – Recent acquisition gives Manitoulin more play in oil and gas sector.

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Program change piques student interest

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

RED DEER, Alta. — With new changes in place, Alberta’s pioneering Professional Driver Certificate program is finding interest where it needs it most, with prospective student.

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ACTA gets trailer rule reconstructed

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

CALGARY — About 350 trailer owners in Alberta will continue to get a full payload out of their hauls thanks to a recent change of heart from the province.