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Alberta’s Partners in Compliance (PIC) looks for a path forward

June 4, 2019 by John Smith

EDMONTON, Alta. — With funding becoming more of a concern, and the program’s direction uncertain, there is plenty of work to be done if Alberta’s Partners in Compliance (PIC) program is going to grow and have a meaningful impact the industry as a whole.

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New Alberta test track part of a broader vision

May 3, 2019 by John Smith

EDMONTON, Alta. – One of the newest and largest training facilities for Canada’s trucking industry features a few tools that none of the others have. Edmonton’s five-acre test track and truck simulator are rare enough, but they also happen to share space with simulators for training on a 737 or helicopter.

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Nash named AMTA president

February 2, 2018 by elizabeth

CALGARY, AB – Chris Nash will be the incoming President of the Alberta Motor Transport Association (AMTA) when current President Lorraine Card retires March 5.

Card says she’s confident she’s leaving the association in good hands with Nash who brings more than 30 years’ experience in the transportation industry to the role.

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Westcan takes two in Alberta honors

December 15, 2017 by John Smith

BANFF, AB – Westcan Bulk Transport secured two leading honors presented this year at the Alberta Motor Transport Association’s annual convention, which also recognized everyone from an association chairman to a retiring philanthropist and entrepreneur.

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AMTA building test track in Edmonton

August 31, 2017 by elizabeth

EDMONTON, AB – The Alberta Motor Transport Association is breaking new ground in September.
The group announced it will be putting shovels in the ground Sept. 6 to begin construction on its new office building and five-acre test track.

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AMTA super happy about super single approval

July 27, 2017 by elizabeth

CALGARY, AB. – The Government of Alberta has cleared super single tires for use throughout the province.

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Industry faces time of change: Laskowski

May 1, 2017 by John Smith

BANFF, AB – From discussions about driver training to negotiations around the North American Free Trade Agreement, Canada’s trucking industry is facing a time of significant change. And the Canadian Trucking Alliance is in the midst of it all.

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Transportation in midst of “significant shift”: Alberta MLA

April 28, 2017 by John Smith

BANFF, AB – Canada’s trucking industry is on the “edge of a significant shift in transportation technology”, Alberta MLA Cam Westhead says. And members of the Alberta Motor Transport Association are playing a part in it.

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Women with Drive heads west

April 10, 2017 by John Smith

CALGARY, AB – The Alberta Motor Transport Association (AMTA) is taking Trucking HR Canada’s Women with Drive Leadership Summit to a western audience – with the first Western Women with Drive to be held on May 10.

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Low oil? Struggling fleet? Think positive, says speaker

May 2, 2016 by John Smith

BANFF, AB — There is plenty of bad news to report. Alberta fleets can cite low oil prices and a lagging economy as just two examples. But Chris Cummins – a speaker who specializes in sales, leadership and personal development — told members of the Alberta Motor Transport Association that they have the power to change things. It involves a positive attitude.

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Mason highlights transportation projects in AMTA address

May 2, 2016 by John Smith

BANFF, AB – Alberta Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Brian Mason spoke to the Alberta Motor Transport Association’s annual conference this afternoon, emphasizing investments being made in the province’s road networks.

“The global collapse in oil prices, our most vital commodity, is causing tremendous economic pain and anxiety,” he said, adding that the province’s infrastructure investments are designed to help spur economic growth. “Transportation is vital to building the Alberta economy.”

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ELDs, environmental focus among industry ‘game changers’

May 2, 2016 by John Smith

BANFF, AB – Mandated technologies like Electronic Logging Devices and an increasing focus on environmental standards will be among “game changers” for Canada’s trucking industry, Canadian Trucking Alliance CEO David Bradley said in what will likely be his final address to the Alberta Motor Transport Association.

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AMTA identifies key accomplishments of 2015/16

May 2, 2016 by John Smith

BANFF, AB – The Alberta Motor Transport Association (AMTA) has identified a series of key accomplishments achieved in the past year, at a time when the province’s trucking industry continues to struggle against the backdrop of a weak economy.

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Registration Open for AMTA’s Leadership Conference in Banff

February 19, 2016 by Dave Nesseth

BANFF, AB – Registration is now open for the Alberta Motor Transport Association’s (AMTA’s) 2016 Leadership Conference running Friday and Saturday from April 29 – 30.

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Alberta association welcomes four new staffers

January 16, 2015 by Allan Janssen

ROCKY VIEW, AB – AMTA announces two new injury reduction and training coordinators and two new administrative staff.