January 17th, 2019


Looking back on 2018, we have much to be proud of. Although we encountered some rocky patches along the road, we overcame these challenges by pulling together as a community and as a team. At the end of the day, we have much to celebrate: a new website, a new charitable initiative, some big anniversaries, new faces, and of course, another safe year on the road.


Our website underwent a transformation in 2018. We designed our new site to showcase our core values of safety, family and community. Read more about the story behind the transformation.

A Safety Message from Tim Johnson, Director Health Safety & Environment

“Safety is and will always be our number one priority at Northwest. We start every new year by taking an exhaustive look through our policies and reviewing them based on the latest updates in the industry and as a company. This internal audit is part of our commitment to continuous improvement and helps us put together a plan for the year to come.

Looking ahead to safety in 2019, we will be undergoing a Responsible Care audit in June which entails a review of our entire safety management program — everything from hiring drivers to training programs to equipment security. Three independent auditors will come in and go through all our procedures and make recommendations to help us achieve the highest level of trucking safety.

We look forward to another year of safely doing business on the road!”

Congratulations to everyone who achieved significant milestones with Northwest in 2018! Your contributions are what allow us to keep on trucking.

3 Years:

Tracy Ma, Administrative Assistant

5 Years:

Kevin Wilchynski, Maintenance Manager

Dominic Arthurs, Sales Manager

Kelsi Busche, Director Human Resources

10 Years:

Kent Kononoff, VP Sales

Tim Johnson, Director HSE

15 Years:

Jim Dawson, Operations Supervisor

A warm welcome to all our team members who joined us in 2018! We hope to celebrate many more milestones together.

Melissa Sekulich, HSE Supervisor

Kevin Gaffney, Director Planning and Analysis

Shawna Fedkiw, Administrative Assistant

Malcolm Daubney, Operations Supervisor

Mike Bladon, Operations Supervisor

Marlene Martin, Administrative Coordinator

Martine LeJeune, Administrative Coordinator

Shauna Watson, Operations Supervisor

Kelly Neufeld, Operations Manager

The Northwest Way

At Northwest, our people share a keen desire to give back to the communities in which we live and work. From participating in events to dedicating resources to launching our own charitable initiatives, we are proud to support our people and the work that they do out of the goodness of their hearts.

Northwest & the Canadian Cancer Society

In 2018, Northwest launched a campaign in partnership with the Canadian Cancer Society. We are incredibly grateful to be able to offer our support to the society, as the treatment and prevention of cancer is a cause near and dear to the Northwest heart. Read about our partnership.

Northwest Education Fund

Times have changed, and our scholarship program has changed with them! In 2018, we introduced the Northwest Education Fund, a revamped scholarship initiative geared towards supporting continued education. This fund offers scholarships to the family of our team members. Learn more about the Northwest Education Fund.