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Alberta seeks nominations for Safety Person of the Year

December 16, 2014 by Allan Janssen

ROCKY VIEW, AB – The Alberta Motor Transport Association’s annual award recognizes fleet personnel who embrace safety and inspire others to do the same.

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Alberta Truckers Crown Driving Champs

October 29, 2014 by Martin Smith

CALGARY – Alberta held their truck driving Olympics, picking the best of the best to compete at this year’s National Competition in Moncton.

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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’s Road Knights Focus on Young and Job Hungry

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

EDMONTON – Nominations for a new team OF Road Knights need to be in by December 31.

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Alberta holds fast on HOS and speed limiters, other changes afoot

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

BANFF, Alta. — Alberta Transport Minister Luke Ouellette doesn’t mince words while addressing the issue of federal hours of service legislation and speed limiters.

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Rise, Road Knights, Rise

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

Both the OTA and the AMTA are looking for a few good truckers to travel the country and represent the industry at various events.

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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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New president steps in for the AMTA

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

BANFF, Alta. — Greg Sokil of Sokil Express Lines stepped in as the new president of the Alberta Motor Transport Association following the annual general meeting in Banff, Alta.

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Trucking needs new ideas to fix pending worker shortage

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

CALGARY — As the economy continues to trend upwards, it’s predicted a qualified driver shortage will reappear in the trucking industry, but attracting new workers isn’t a problem isolated to transportation.

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New digs on the way for Alberta association

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

CALGARY — The ground has been broken and the Alberta Motor Transport Association is hoping to move into a brand new facility in November 2009.

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Calgary driver takes top spot in Alberta showdown

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

RED DEER, Alta. — For the next year, Calgary will have bragging rights over Edmonton for more than just making the NHL playoffs, they also have Alberta’s top professional driver: David Bulechowsky.

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AMTA makes excellence move

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

CALGARY — After many years of hoping, waiting and planning, the Alberta Motor Transport Association got the home they dreamed of and are open for business.

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AMTA recognizes industry leaders

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

BANFF, Alta. — Twenty years to the day after Richard Warnock signed on with a little six-truck operation known as Westfreight Systems, he was being honoured for his dedication to the province’s trucking industry.

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New AMTA board tasked with finding new executive

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

BANFF, Alta. — Dean Paisley, of Lethbridge Truck Terminals, was sworn in over the weekend as the Alberta Motor Transport Association’s new president.

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Canada’s best calls Alberta home

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

BANFF, Alta. — Perley MacDonald was honored last year when he was named Alberta’s Driver of the Year for 2007 and this year he took it to the next level.