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RRC announces the Hubert Kleysen Hangar

On April 16, Red River College (RRC) announced its purchase of a property to continue preparing future employees for the city’s aviation and aerospace industry; RRC had been leasing the hangar since 2002 for its aviation classes.

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New MTA members

The MTA welcomes Aries Trucking Inc., Canhua Transport Inc., Lo-Pel Manufacturing Inc., and New Hope Transport Ltd. as new Carrier Members, and A.D. Rutherford International, CSS Group of Companies, JEBL Ltd., Myers Weinberg LLP, National Truck Training Centre, Webasto Thermo & Comfort North America Inc., Winnipeg Goldeyes Baseball Club Inc., Doepker Industries, ISAAC

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And the award goes to Kindersley Transport

Congratulations to Kindersley Transport for being awarded the 2017 Employment Equity Achievement Award from the Labour Program of Canada for their outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion.

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STA audit services

The Saskatchewan Trucking Association is offering a new service. Companies that have recently undergone an audit or are seeking assistance for an upcoming audit – the STA can help.

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Networking Breakfast a great success

The STA Networking Breakfast in Saskatoon was a great success this year. Well attended by carrier companies and affiliates alike, the networking breakfast includes an education component on key industry issues. This year, an information session with Diabetes Canada was included, with a key focus on the truck transport industry. With driver health becoming an increasingly important

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STA promotes careers in trucking

Aiding the Saskatchewan trucking industry in closing the gap on the ever-present truck driver shortage is advocacy work the STA takes very seriously. While it is clear to our members that there is no single long or short-term solution to the driver shortage, the association is taking key steps to address it. Staff recently attended a career fair in Regina to spread awareness of the many careers

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Standardized training for all jurisdictions

Since early 2017, the Saskatchewan Trucking Association has been working closely with Saskatchewan Government Insurance and the trucking industry to move Saskatchewan towards a standard curriculum for all Class 1 trainees in Saskatchewan. After a spring meeting with Minster Hargrave, Minister Responsible for Saskatchewan Government Insurance, the message is clear that

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AMTA new member announcements

The AMTA is pleased to welcome Vertex Oilfield Services Ltd., Direct Limited Partnership (Canada Cartage), Sterling Truck & Trailer Sales Ltd., Werkman Transport, Hawk & Son Transportation, Glenn Armstrong Construction Ltd., Big Time Towing & Recovery Ltd., Sermeno’s Enterprises Inc., Elite Crane & Rigging Ltd. and Bramall Oilfield Hauling Ltd. as Carrier Members.

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Hiway Refrigeration acquires Eskimo Refrigeration

Hiway Refrigeration Ltd. of Port Coquitlam, BC, announced on April 13 it had reached an agreement to acquire Eskimo Refrigeration Ltd. – an AMTA member since 1971 – headquartered in Calgary, Alberta.

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Manitoulin Global Forwarding grows

Manitoulin Global Forwarding has acquired IPE Logistics (Canada) Ltd., of Toronto. The purchase strengthens Manitoulin’s overall global capabilities, especially from Asia to North America in the less-than-container-load (LCL) space, and provides enhanced access to Asian markets. This is the eighth acquisition Manitoulin has made in the last year to extend its offerings and global reach.

“Asia continues to be a major engine of global growth and our customers must be able to readily leverage business opportunities in the region,” said Dwayne Hihn, President, Manitoulin Global Forwarding. “Combining IPE Logistics’ expertise with Manitoulin’s capabilities enables us to satisfy the most complex freight forwarding situations. Through this deal, businesses in Canada and across North America now have improved access to Asia’s markets via an array of robust and reliable offerings.”  

 Tony Leung and Paul Xian founded IPE Logistics in 2002 by. It has established itself as a national enterprise with offices in Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver. IPE Logistics provides freight forwarding, project consulting, e-commerce supply chain management, and warehousing
and distribution, as well as customs brokerage consulting.  

IPE Logistics customers can expect a business-as-usual experience with the continued leadership of Leung and Xian. 

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Transport Canada's policy on impairment

Legalization of marijuana and its impact on the operation of commercial vehicles remains the focus of many national business and trade associations including the Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA), the Railway Association of Canada and the Canadian Urban Transit Association. The three national associations have been jointly raising concerns about the impact of this legislation on their

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CTA: No reason for US to scrutinize truckers at border post-legalization of cannabis

CTA representatives appeared two weeks ago before the Committee on National Security and Defense on Bill C-45, the Cannabis Act, to discuss the potential impacts legalizations will have on the Canada-US border.

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