This year’s event, the 13th Annual, had over 1,000 truckers/visitors stopping by throughout the day as Montreal Gateway Terminals Partnership (MGT) recognized the hard working trucking community that visits MGT’s terminals on a daily basis.
BC Trucking Association (BCTA) has announced that Cory Paterson will be joining its team as Director of Policy as of Wednesday, February 22, 2017. Mr. Paterson will be responsible for, among other duties, advancing BCTA’s policy positions and the interests of its members with governments, the business community and key stakeholders. He brings to this role more than 15 years of extensive policy, research and advocacy experience along with an established network within government, the BC business community, and many other organizations with which BCTA regularly interacts.
His policy, research and advocacy experience comes through a diverse work background that includes two provincial governments (BC and Alberta), the federal government (based in BC), and industry – such as Devon Canada, a major oil and gas producer, and Enbridge, where he has spent the past four years in the company’s Vancouver office.
Mr. Paterson holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from Simon Fraser University and an Executive Leadership Certificate from eCornell University.
BCTA looks forward to Mr. Paterson’s contribution as he applies his experience in working with governments and public policy development to the varied and challenging issues he’ll face on behalf of BC’s road transportation industry.
Agility Fuel Solutions introduces Blue iQ, its newest natural gas fuel product, at the American Trucking Association’s TMC Annual Meeting and Transportation Technology Exhibition. The proprietary technology was developed through Agility’s partnership with Cummins to give natural gas vehicles the same tools diesel trucks use to optimize fuel consumption and maximize uptime.
By Alexander Whiteman
Intermodal traffic on North America’s railways lost out to cheaper trucking alternatives last year. More haulage capacity opened up, pushing full-year revenues at intermodal operators down across the board. Of the six major North American railroads, only Norfolk Southern (NS) and Canadian National (CN) reported volume growth. Warren Buffet-owned BNSF does not report its numbers.
MGT’s 2016 Truckers Appreciation Day started off as an unseasonably cool day with a threat of rain. However, attendees were not deterred and came out in droves. Truckers and management staff didn’t let the cool weather thwart this 12th annual event in recognition of the hard working trucking community, and more than 1000 attended.
At its meeting of April 14, Ontario Trucking Association’s Board of Directors endorsed Stephen Laskowski, a 20-year veteran of the association and its current Senior Vice-President, to succeed David Bradley, who will be retiring at the end of 2017. In the meantime, Laskowski will assume the role of President, with Bradley retaining the CEO role.