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Month: May 2016

Transcourt at Truck World for the first time

Toronto, April 20th, 2016PRESS RELEASE: 

The Canadian leader in tank trailer rental and leasing, Transcourt Tank Leasing, exhibited at the Truck World Show in Mississauga last April 14, 15 and 16. This marked Transcourt’s first participation in Canada’s première trucking trade show. The Transcourt team was on hand to meet with customers and suppliers as well as make its services and expertise better known to the industry.

Transcourt has recently been having its fair share of success south of the border as it has been developing the United-States market. The adventure started with the opening of an office in Lansing, Illinois and has since been followed by two other pick up locations at the following Lone Star State, Houston, and Pasadena in Texas

The inroads made in the United-States does not in any way mean that Transcourt has stopped developing the domestic market here in Canada. On the contrary, Transcourt has just opened a new pick up / drop-off center in Moncton, New-Brunswick, to better serve its customers in the Atlantic Provinces.

Transcourt also operates four other pick up locations in Canada, Toronto, ON, Calgary & Edmonton, AB and Montreal, QC

Source:  Vianna Murday –  Transcourt Tank Leasing

 

Special Shooting at the Traanscourt’s booth

 

Bruce Daccord, President of Transcourt is seen here with Andy Mulvey, Vice-President International Sales of Tremcar.

Bruce Daccord, President of Transcourt with Andy Mulvey, Vice-President International Sales of Tremcar.

 

Tony Jelicic and Bruce Daccord of Transcourt meeting with Nabil Attirgi, President of Bédard Tankers

 

Transcourt’s Tony Jelicic met with a team from Advance Engineered Products Group at Truck World.

Transcourt’s Tony Jelicic met with a team from Advance Engineered Products Group at Truck World.

                      

 

 

Cash strapped Alberta rethinking highway maintenance

The province of Alberta is strapped for cash, and the government is rethinking its priorities in terms of highway-related maintenance, both in the short and long-term.

Highway 40 in Kananaskis Country, Alberta

In a brief statement during the Alberta Motor Transport Association’s annual convention, Alberta Transportation Deputy Minister Shaun Hammond said every proposed infrastructure project must be considered under the following guidelines: social, economic and environmental impacts.

It’s expected that there will be more environmental issues to contend with in the future.

In Red Deer specifically, diesel engines have continued to what’s deemed the worst air quality in Canada, causing a need for fuel savings to begin as soon as possible.

How do savings work into Alberta’s bigger plan? Savings come from burning less fuel, which will help fleets reinvest their funding in operations.

With a focus on environmentally friendly practices, funding can be restored to transportation companies.

When it comes to building commercial vehicle rest areas, the government is considering having them built in specific areas that can provide related services.

Finally, the government is considering using performance standards to identify how useable a road is before funding is appropriated for the repair, despite the fact that a significant number of bridges and roads are coming to their life’s end. By looking at the bigger picture in terms of what Alberta’s highways should look like, the government can focus their efforts on needed repairs versus wanted repairs.

The decisions and processes the government will take are dependent on Alberta’s bigger plans spanning decades from now.

It all needs to be done in the context of what Alberta’s highway network should look like decades from now, and identifying key shortcomings like the need for a second border crossing open around the clock. The goal is to move goods through a series of hubs, and even spur the economy in smaller communities, he said. “This whole notion of corridors and hubs is where we’re looking.”