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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.

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Alberta RCMP looking for trucker to close case

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

VALLEYVIEW, Alta. — The Valleyview RCMP are looking for help trying to find a trucker who may have been part of a collision back in November 2009.

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Provinces ponder speed limiter study

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

EDMONTON — Following the release of Transport Canada’s study on speed limiter activation, a number of provinces will be revisiting the idea – including Alberta.

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Alberta licence change not automatic

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

EDMONTON — A restriction on Alberta truckers testing in a vehicle with an automated transmission will not be going into effect just yet.

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Alberta rebates available for fuel efficient technology

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

CALGARY — The cheque’s in the mail, or at least it could be, for Alberta truckers in the market for technology that will help them improve fuel efficiency.

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Alberta gets driver input for future rest areas

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

RED DEER, Alta. — Alberta Transportation has some ideas for an improved network of rest areas in the province, but wanted to run it passed some truckers first.

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Alberta Trucking Company Loses 5 Trucks to Fire

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

Hi-Way 9 Express, an Edmonton trucking company is down five tractor trailers after a fire tore through their lot on early Sunday morning.

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Alberta puts cell phone ban on hold

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

EDMONTON — As B.C. officially approved a ban on using handheld cell phones while driving (kicking in Jan. 1, 2010), their provincial neighbours have moved the issue to the backburner.