IT’S IN OUR DNA
Northwest is recognized industry-wide as a leader in safety. A National Tank Truck Carriers Safety Award winner, we are also the only verified Responsible Care® trucking company in western Canada. For more than 30 years, Northwest Tank Lines has been an innovator and strong supporter of emergency response and accident prevention. Today, Northwest remains committed to the strictest safety standards in the business.
NATIONAL TANK TRUCK CARRIERS
With more than 200 trucking companies and 300 associate members, the NTTC represents over 70 per cent of the bulk tank-truck industry in North America. Northwest became a member in 1979 and has since won numerous NTTC safety awards, including the competitive Safety Grand Honour Award (International – over 5 million miles class), the Personal Safety Merit Grand Award (International–over 5 million miles class), and multiple Improvement Awards.
Under the umbrella of the Chemistry Industry Association of Canada, Northwest has been a verified Responsible Care partner since 2008. Northwest has embraced the CIAC’s commitment to sustainability and has actively embraced the ethics and principles that commit companies involved in the life cycle of chemical products to safe and environmentally friendly processes. At Northwest, we work tirelessly to identify and eliminate any potential harms to society, the environment, and the economy.
A voluntary community outreach initiative established in the 1970s, TransCAER stands for “Transportation Community Awareness and Emergency Response.” Northwest’s involvement with TransCAER reflects our commitment to communicate openly with all stakeholders regarding the development and maintenance of effective emergency response capabilities. By communicating our expectations to our team and customers in cooperation with the wider transportation industry, Northwest reduces safety risks.
Northwest is a champion of TransCAER and participates in annual community events everywhere we haul products. In 2008, the Chemistry Industry Association of Canada presented the first-ever President’s Award for Leadership and Continuous Improvement in Transportation Safety to Northwest. This award recognized our company as a leader in the Canadian transportation industry – particularly around investing in and implementing best safety practices.
THE BEST DRIVERS
BECAUSE ONLY THE BEST WILL DO
As an industry leader in quality and safety, Northwest relies on a large team of experienced, highly-trained professional drivers. Every Northwest driver receives comprehensive and ongoing training and certification to ensure they meet the highest industry standards. By offering competitive wages, safety bonuses, flexible schedules and a solid work-life balance, we successfully hire and retain the best drivers on the road.
OUR EQUIPMENT DELIVERS
Northwest continues to invest in state-of-the-art equipment to meet our customers’ ever-evolving needs. Our fleet of tankers is the best the industry has to offer, which is all part of Northwest’s drive to remain the tank-truck carrier by which all others are measured.