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Military Might: Highway Star sees the promise in second careers

May 15, 2018 by John Smith

TORONTO, Ont. — Doug McGowan submitted no fewer than 101 resumes, but not one fleet had called him back. It just didn’t make any sense. During his time in the military he drove everything from armored vehicles to military pattern trucks, and learned how to work tire chains in punishing environments north of the Arctic Circle. Shouldn’t that count for something?

The sign promising jobs for “propane seasonal drivers, Class 5 with air” screamed out like an insult. He submitted his resume and clean abstract to that very business two weeks earlier, and hadn’t heard a thing.  But McGowan went back again. And again. And again. Four times in all.

The job that emerged became his first stop in a second career.

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The Top 100: Ranking Canada’s largest for-hire fleets

March 2, 2018 by John Smith

TORONTO, Ont. – The Today’s Trucking Top 100 has become the definitive ranking of for-hire fleet sizes in Canada, offering insights into those who are adding or retracting available capacity. And the 2018 edition has been released. Rankings are based on a sum of supplied truck, tractor, and trailer counts (shown at the bottom of each listing)

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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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Westcan invests in future generations

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

EDMONTON, Alta. — Westcan Bulk Transport recently put some funds into the pockets of 35 students in Western Canada.