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  • Trans Mountain Re-Starts Construction on Expansion Project

    Trans Mountain has issued ‘Notice to Proceed’ directives to some of its prime construction contractors triggering mobilization of the initial workforce necessary to build the Trans Mountain Expansion Project. The directives give the contractors 30 days to mobilize equipment and commence the process of hiring workers, procuring goods and services, and developing detailed construction work plans. 

    Construction work will soon begin in communities along the route, including along the right-of-way in Alberta between Edmonton and Edson, and in the Greater Edmonton area. This includes an immediate return to work at Burnaby Terminal and on land at Westridge Marine Terminal. Specific start dates in the remaining construction areas are subject to final regulatory approvals and permits. 

    “I am pleased to announce another significant milestone for the Trans Mountain Expansion Project with the commencement of construction activities and the issuance of the notice to some contractors to begin mobilizing equipment and crews in select areas in August and September 2019. With the first wave of regulatory approvals complete, we are confident that we have a path forward by which the Expansion Project construction can commence,” says Ian Anderson, President and CEO of Trans Mountain Corporation.

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    Aug 21, 2019 - 4 days ago

  • BC Ferries Supports Whale Research At Galiano Island

    Thermal imaging cameras installed for a one-year pilot project

    Scientists are getting a better look at whales as they transit near Galiano Island thanks to thermal imaging cameras installed at BC Ferries’ Sturdies Bay terminal on Galiano Island. The cameras are active around-the-clock for a year-long pilot project that aims to improve the overall detection of whales in the Salish Sea, even at night.

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    Aug 21, 2019 - 4 days ago

  • Double The Fun: 100th Birthday Party For 1919 Trucks

    Iowa 80 Trucking Museum hosted a 100th Birthday party for two of its 1919 trucks on Friday, July 12th;  a 1919 International Model F1 and a 1919 Pierce Arrow The event coincided with this year’s Walcott Truckers Jamboree.

    “The 1919 International is the first truck Bill Moon ever purchased”, says Dave Meier, museum curator. “He kept the truck at his house under the car port. His kids played on it and Bill drove it in many parades. It was the truck that started his love of collecting.”

    1919 Pierce Arrow

    It’s important to note that that same model of truck was the first to climb Pike’s Peak.  1,591 of these trucks were produced. The truck has a top speed of 17 MPH.

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    Aug 16, 2019 - 9 days ago

  • CEO Ellen Voie Named Cinderella To CEO Of The Year

    Women In Trucking Association (WIT) President and CEO Ellen Voie was named the 2019 Cinderella to CEO of the Year, along with winning her award category, “Climbing the Beanstalk” for cultivating an innovative improvement to the workplace to create inroads for women to achieve career goals and enhanced work-life balance opportunities for all genders.

    The Cinderella to CEO Awards recognize women who have overcome obstacles to change businesses, communities and industries for the better. The inaugural awards, inspired by the book From Cinderella to CEO, How to Master the 10 Lessons of Fairy Tales to Transform Your Work Life by Cary Broussard, occurred Thursday, August 8 at the JW Marriott Essex House, honoring 200 women across industries and communities who were nominated for the awards.

    "Our goal is to accelerate the successes of women who have worked hard and helped others to also succeed by connecting them to opportunities and each other," said Cary Broussard, CEO of Broussard Global. "In 2030, women in the U.S. are expected to control 75 percent of the wealth in this country. We want the wealth to be in the good, caring hands of those who strive to make the world a better place."

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    Aug 16, 2019 - 9 days ago

  • Merging Traditional Trade-In Fundamentals With Current Trends To Maximize The Power Of Equity

    There are core fundamentals to optimizing heavy equipment trade-in value that construction business owners typically operate under.

    However, in today’s environment of varied warranties, catered payment programs and innovative technology, there is a balance to considering many trade-in factors when it comes to maximizing the value of your equipment.

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    Aug 16, 2019 - 10 days ago

  • Ministers Agree To Work Together To Promote Canadian Forestry

    Waskesiu Lake, SK  At the close of the 2019 annual meeting of the Canadian Council of Forest Ministers (CCFM) in Northern Saskatchewan, Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) announced its support for the Ministers’ commitment to work together to promote Canadian forestry and forest products to the country and the world. 
    FPAC President and CEO Derek Nighbor, who joined the CCFM delegation this week in Waskesiu Lake, Saskatchewan said he was pleased with the discussions and outcomes from this week’s meetings. 
    “This was definitely one of the best meetings of forestry ministers from across Canada that I have attended in recent years,” Nighbor said.  “There was a real focus on the big picture.  How can we better use forest management to fight climate change?  How can we more actively manage our forests in and around communities to keep people safe from wildfires?  How can wood fibre-based products address our single use plastics challenge?  These are the things we need our governments focused on if we’re going to help our environment and support much-needed jobs in forestry communities,” Nighbor added.
     Specifically, Canada’s forestry ministers agreed on a few key initiatives: 

    To further collaborate to promote the environmental reputation of the forest sector and further position Canada as a world leader in sustainable forest management and environmental stewardship.
    To advance a whole-of-government approach to wildland fire management.
    To implement the Council’s Forest Bioeconomy Framework for Canada, with a report expected at their next meeting.
    Ministers discussed softwood lumber, reaffirming the importance of a coordinated approach to support and defend Canada’s forest sector.
    Innovation across the forest sector remains at the core of Council discussions.

    “Canada is among the best in the world in how carefully and responsibly we manage our forests.  Despite this Canadian advantage, Canada tends to be a soft target for global activists who spread misinformation in an effort to shut down forestry operations,” Nighbor said.  “At the backdrop of media reports this week of a possible global recession looming, I was very pleased to see Ministers prepared to stand up for the values of Canadian forestry and the men and women who rely on our sector to pay the rent or mortgage and provide for their families,” Nighbor added.

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    Aug 15, 2019 - 10 days ago

  • Four Family Members Graduate From Same CDL Program, Learn To Drive In A Kenworth T680

    True grit and determination are just a few ways to describe the Sasse family. It’s not every day members of the same family graduate from the same commercial driving license program – let alone four. But Cassandra Sasse and three of her kids (Kendall, Katelynn and Kodi) turned to the trucking industry as a way to support their family.

    From left, are Kodi Sasse, Kendall Sasse, Kenneth Pope (Great Basin College
    CDL program instructor),Katelynn Sasse and Cassandra Sasse.

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    Aug 15, 2019 - 10 days ago

  • Historic Bugatti Vehicles Increase In Value, Including More Recent Models.

    Bugatti vehicles have always been exclusive. but with age their value increases, as shown by an analysis of individual historical vehicles. in particular, the super sports cars of the eb110 series and the veyron hyper sports cars are increasing in popularity among collectors – so prices are rising, too.

    Bugatti EB110

    The EB110 is the modern super sports car built by Bugatti between 1991 and 1995 that set several world records. The engine is a 3.5-litre V12 mid-engine with four turbochargers. Drive power is permanently transmitted to all four wheels. Two camshafts per cylinder bank and five valves per combustion chamber ensure a fast charge cycle. Depending on the model and configuration, the engine produces between 560 and 610 hp. The EB110 sprints from 0 to 100 km/h in up to 3.3 seconds, making it the fastest series-production car of its time. Its maximum speed is 351 km/h – a world record for a series-production sports car. Only 96 EB110 GT and 32 EB110 Super Sport were produced up until 1995. At the time, the super sports car in its GT version cost at least ITL 450 million – including maintenance and wear parts for the first three years, while the Super Sport started at EUR 550 million.

    Value levels are developing very positively

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    Aug 14, 2019 - 11 days ago

  • Addressing Canada’s Declining Mining Competitiveness

    Industry leaders propose recommendations for government action through the Canadian Minerals and Metals Plan (CMMP) at Energy and Mines Ministers’ Conference (EMMC)

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    Aug 14, 2019 - 11 days ago

  • Community Benefits Plan For Gordie Howe International Bridge Project

    Windsor, Ontario • Representatives from Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority (WDBA), its private-sector partner, Bridging North America as well as the State of Michigan and the Government of Canada, unveiled a comprehensive and robust Community Benefits Plan for the Gordie Howe International Bridge project.

    The Community Benefits Plan is comprised of two components: the Workforce Development and Participation Strategy and the Neighbourhood Infrastructure Strategy. In partnership with WDBA and Bridging North America, more than 30 agencies and organizations will support the implementation of the plan.

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    Aug 13, 2019 - 12 days ago

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