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Embracing Environmental Responsibility, How Northwest Leads in Sustainable Hauling

Embracing Environmental Responsibility, How Northwest Leads in Sustainable Hauling

As the world becomes increasingly environmentally conscious, companies are seizing the opportunity to adopt sustainable practices. Northwest Tank Lines has taken up this ...
Why Spring is the Perfect Time to Join Northwest Tank Lines

Why Spring is the Perfect Time to Join Northwest Tank Lines

Spring is a time of renewal and growth. It's the perfect time to start fresh, embark on new journeys and the ideal season ...
The Northwest Philosophy of Care

The Northwest Philosophy of Care

As a family-owned business, we understand the importance of treating our Drivers and Owner Operators like family. We believe that our success is ...
Community Involvement at Northwest Tank Lines

Community Involvement at Northwest Tank Lines

At Northwest Tank Lines, community involvement is a value that we take seriously. As a leading employer in the tank truck industry, we ...
Your Journey From Application to First Drive

Your Journey From Application to First Drive

For 69 years, Northwest Tank Lines has been synonymous with setting and exceeding the highest safety and quality standards in the industry. As ...
The Rise of Women in the Tank Truck Industry

The Rise of Women in the Tank Truck Industry

The tank truck industry has long been dominated by men. Men make up 85% of the workforce. However, in recent years, there has ...
Super B Experience: Navigating Dual Trailers with Northwest

Super B Experience: Navigating Dual Trailers with Northwest

Operating a Super B Trailer can be a challenging and complex task that requires a high level of skill and experience. At Northwest ...
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Benefits of Being an Owner Operator at Northwest

Embarking on the journey of becoming an Owner Operator is a significant step towards a thriving business partnership. At Northwest, we recognize the ...
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The Science of Tanker Trailer Design – Ensuring Safe Liquid Transfer

Tank trailers are an integral part of the transportation industry, responsible for the safe transfer of various products such as Natural Gas Liquids ...
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Northwest’s Safety Protocols for Safe Driving in Inclement Weather Conditions

The transportation industry is not immune to inclement weather. The unpredictability of weather poses unique challenges, and ensuring the safety of our Drivers ...
Precision in Bulk Fluid Hauling

Precision in Bulk Fluid Hauling: What Sets Northwest Apart

At Northwest Tank Lines, we understand that precision in liquid hauling is not just a goal, it's a necessity. As a leading tank ...
The Northwest Difference - Why Class 1 Drivers Choose Us

The Northwest Difference – Why Class 1 Drivers Choose Us

For Class 1 Drivers seeking more than just a job—a calling that resonates with family values, community engagement, and an unwavering commitment to ...
Driving Success, Northwest’s Unwavering Commitment to Its Drivers

Driving Success, Northwest’s Unwavering Commitment to Its Drivers

In the fast-paced world of transportation, where Drivers navigate highways and transport valuable cargo, safety is an unwavering priority. At Northwest Tank Lines ...
The Allure of Being an Owner Operator at Northwest

The Allure of Being an Owner Operator at Northwest

For many seasoned professionals in the trucking industry, the allure of independence is desirable. As an Owner Operator, you relish the freedom to ...
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Safety Bulletin: Open Valves

In the hustle and bustle of our daily routines, it's easy to get distracted and forget important safety procedures. Over time, we can ...
Opportunities for Newcomer Truck Drivers in Canada

Pioneering Opportunities for Newcomer Truck Drivers in Canada

At Northwest Tank Lines, we understand the diverse backgrounds and unique skills that newcomer truck drivers bring to Canada. As a leader in ...
Northwest Tank Lines Safety Bulletin: Panic Button

Safety bulletin: Panic Buttons

At Northwest, safeguarding the well-being of our drivers is our top priority, and to reinforce this commitment, we have implemented a vital safety ...
Becoming a Tank Truck Driver

Navigating the Road to Becoming a Tank Truck Driver

The trucking industry is vital to the Canadian economy, as the truck drivers deliver goods we rely on. There are plenty of job ...
Owner Operator Safety

Owner Operator Safety at Northwest Tank Lines

At Northwest Tank Lines, our story is one rooted in safety, innovation, and family. From our humble beginnings in 1955, driven by Bill ...
Truck driver health

Northwest Tank Lines’ Commitment to Driver Health and Wellness

In the fast-paced world of trucking, the well-being and health of drivers should always be a top priority. At Northwest Tank Lines, we ...
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How Does Northwest Tank Lines Help Their Truck Drivers Find Work-Life Balance

The concept of truck driver work-life balance pertains to a harmonious blend between one's professional commitments and personal life. Striking this balance results ...
Foggy Conditions & Limited Visibility Safety

Safety Bulletin: Foggy Conditions & Limited Visibility

Foggy conditions pose significant safety challenges for truck drivers on the road, greatly limiting visibility and increasing the risk of accidents. To ensure ...
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Guide to Becoming an Owner Operator with Northwest Tank Lines

Navigating the roads as an Owner Operator demands more than just driving expertise. It's about aligning oneself with a company that offers stability, ...
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Benefits & Life Insurance for Truck Drivers

At Northwest Tank Lines, we deeply appreciate our tank truck drivers' commitment and hard work. Their journeys span across communities, ensuring essential deliveries ...
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Northwest Tank Lines Safety Bonus for Tank Truck Drivers

At Northwest Tank Lines, we recognize the importance of responsible driving and are committed to ensuring the well-being of our drivers and the ...
Benefits of Being a Tank Truck Driver

Benefits of Being a Tank Truck Driver at Northwest Tank Lines

Are you considering a career behind the wheel? The transportation industry offers many opportunities, and becoming a tank truck driver is an exciting ...
How to Get a Tank Truck Driver Job at Northwest Tank Lines

How to Get a Tank Truck Driver Job at Northwest Tank Lines

Are you ready to hit the open road and embark on a rewarding career as a tank truck driver? If you have a ...
Safety Bulletin: Valves

Safety Bulletin: Valves

Numerous factors can interfere with our ability to stay focused, on task, and to our taking the extra minute or two to make ...
Roadcheck 2023 Guidelines Northwest Tanklines

Safety Bulletin: Roadcheck 2023 

During a 72 hour period between May 16-18, 2023, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) will be conducting their annual Roadcheck. During the ...
Training Benefits of Working With Northwest Tanklines

Training Benefits of Working With Northwest Tank lines

Northwest Tank Lines is a proud leader in the industry, especially when it comes to extensive training and the importance of safety. With ...
Trucking Industry Market Trends in 2023

Trucking Industry Market Trends in 2023

As we move further into 2023, several market trends are emerging that are likely to shape the industry's direction in the coming years ...
Advances in Trucking Safety in 2023

Advances in Trucking Safety in 2023

As technology advances and the trucking industry continues to evolve, so does its focus on safety. As we move further into 2023, it's ...
Tips for Staying Healthy on the Road: A Guide for Tank Truck Drivers - Northwest Tank Lines - Tank Trucking Company - Featured Image

Tips for Staying Healthy on the Road: A Guide for Tank Truck Drivers

Being a tank truck driver can be challenging with long hours on the road, sleeping away from home and limited food options. Wth ...
Benefits of Using Northwest Tank Lines for Your Tank Trucking Needs

Benefits of Using Northwest Tank Lines for Your Tank Trucking Needs

If you're an Owner Operator in the trucking industry, you understand the importance of finding a reliable and reputable company that can meet ...
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Owner Operators: Why Northwest is the Right Company to Work With

If you’re an Owner Operator, finding the right companies to work with is critical for your success . You want to ensure you’re ...
Safety Bulletin: Daylight Savings and ELOGs

Safety Bulletin: Daylight Savings and ELOGs

This Sunday, March 12, we will all be setting our clocks forward and losing an hour of precious sleep, off-duty, or work time ...
Staying Sharp on the Road - Northwest Tank Lines

Staying Sharp on the Road

As a professional driver, you know that staying sharp on the road is paramount for safety and productivity. Truck driving can be an ...
The Spring Season Brings Different Road Conditions to Watch For

The Spring Season Brings Different Road Conditions to Watch For

The spring season brings many wonderful things, from warmer weather to beautiful blooms. But for truck drivers, the season can also bring a ...
Safety Bulletin: Chaining Up

Safety Bulletin: Chaining Up

Driving on winter roads, as well as soft roads, due to spring thaw, winter conditions or heavy rain can be a demanding task, ...
Top rated truck stops in Alberta

Top Rated Truck Stops in Alberta

Looking for your new favourite truck stop on your next route? Truck stops are one of the few places where you can stop ...
Being a successful truck driver

3 Tips to Being a Successful Truck Driver

Truck driving can be a highly rewarding and enjoyable career, but it can also be stressful and demanding. You’re responsible for long hours ...
Must-have items in your truck to stay comfortable

Must-Have Items in Your Truck to Stay Comfortable on Your Trip!

As a professional truck driver, you know that the road is your home away from home. It can be hard to stay comfortable ...
How Lack of Sleep Affects Safety on the Road

How Lack of Sleep Affects Safety on the Road

If you’re not getting enough sleep before a long drive, you might be putting more than just your driving skills to the test ...
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How to Become a Successful Northwest Tank Lines Owner Operator in 2023

If one of your resolutions this year is to become a successful Owner Operator in 2023, there are several steps to make your ...
5 Tips for Staying Safe on the Road - Northwest Tank Lines - Featured Image

5 Tips for Staying Safe on the Road

When you’re on the road, there are a lot of factors that can make a job more difficult or unsafe. From long hours ...
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The History of Northwest Tank Lines

The history of Northwest Tank Lines is a long one that spans nearly 70 years. Northwest started out as a small, family-run business ...
Committed to Safety

A Company Committed to Safety

We are incredibly proud to be recognized industry-wide as a leader in safety, and we take that responsibility very seriously as safety is ...
Driver Perks

Our Drivers – Driver Perks

If you're looking for a job with stability, vast benefits for you and your family, a great work environment, modern trailers, knowledgeable support ...
Benefits Of Driving with Northwest

Benefits of Driving with Northwest Tank Lines

If you’re thinking of joining a company that is rapidly growing, values its drivers and offers unmatched perks, then you should consider driving ...
Benefits of driving with Northwest

New Year, New Career. Discover the Benefits of Driving with Northwest!

When it comes to making a change in your career, there are many factors to consider. However, if you're thinking about switching careers ...
Northwest Difference

Experience the Northwest Difference, Here’s Why You Should Drive With Us!

Are you looking for an improved driving experience in your career? One that is more personal, fulfilling and tailored to your needs as ...
New Year

Celebrating Safety this New Year

The new year is a time for celebrating with family and friends, but it's also a time to be mindful on the roads ...
Annual education fund

Supporting Families, Not Just Drivers, with our Semi-Annual Education Fund

At Northwest, we understand that our drivers are the heart of our company and we go above and beyond to make sure you ...

Northwest’s Summer Driver BBQ Events!

To celebrate our valued drivers, Northwest is hosting various BBQ events in Alberta and BC. Check out the details below and we hope ...

Recipients of the Education Fund Scholarship

We are happy to announce the winners of the 2022 Winter Education Fund! These three members of the Northwest Tank Lines family are ...
Best trucker movies

Top Trucker Movies

It’s holiday time, and that means we love to pop some popcorn, curl up on the couch and watch a flick with our ...
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2021 NORTHWEST EDUCATION FUND WINNERS!

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2021 NORTHWEST EDUCATION FUND WINNERS!

We are happy to announce the winners of the 2021 Education Fund! These four members of the Northwest Tank Lines family are exceptional ...
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Truck Driver Training and Schools in Alberta and BC

There is a lot of talk these days about the need for truckers, but some individuals may not be aware of what it ...
The Need for Truck Drivers Isn’t Going to Go Away Anytime Soon

The Need for Truck Drivers Isn’t Going to Go Away Anytime Soon

Last time we talked about technology in the blog and how that’s going to be impacting the trucking industry. There are many ways ...
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Trucking Tech

Technology is advancing exponentially, so it should come as no surprise that there are many opportunities for how the trucking industry will be ...
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Women in Trucking in Canada

The pandemic has affected everyone in terms of the jobs we do and the way we do them. It has also highlighted how important truckers are ...
Truck Stop Options in BC and Alberta: The COVID-19 Version

Truck Stop Options in BC and Alberta: The COVID-19 Version

We may have missed a few of your favourite spots, so we’ve decided to do another blog on the best truck stops eats ...
Northwest Tank Lines and TRANSCAER

Northwest Tank Lines and TRANSCAER

In 1985 the Chemistry Industry Association of Canada (CIAC) started the Transportation Community Awareness and Emergency Response initiative (TRANSCAER®) to help provide training and ...
What Is Responsible Care®

What Is Responsible Care®?

Safety has always been one of the most important values for us at Northwest Tank Lines. We are committed to ensuring that all ...
Breast Cancer Awareness

Breast Cancer Awareness Month Highlights

At Northwest Tank Lines, safety is our primary driver of everything we do. This goes beyond driving, equipment, training and certification measures and ...
Meet Fall 2020 Northwest Education Fund Winners

Meet Our Fall 2020 Northwest Education Fund Winners!

This summer we were pleased to receive more applications than ever before for the Northwest Education Fund. This funding round closed in late summer ...
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Our Foundation: Service Excellence

Northwest Tank Lines has always been driven to deliver Service Excellence – from the foundation of the company, laid in 1955, to our ...
Our Foundation: Safety

Our Foundation: Safety

Safety always has and always will come first at Northwest Tank Lines. Safety is the basis for every single decision made by every ...
Our Foundation: The Northwest Family

Our Foundation: The Northwest Family

In celebration of our 65th Anniversary, we’ll be digging into Northwest’s values and the principles upon which we’ve built our foundation: Safety, Service ...
Northwest Education Fund Winners

Congrats to Our Northwest Education Fund Winners!

We are very pleased to announce the winners of our most recent Education Scholarship Fund awards! These four students are exceptional members of ...
Canadian Cancer Society Updates!

Canadian Cancer Society Updates!

Our commitment to safety extends beyond safe driving and equipment. It is also important to us that your families and communities are safe ...
Best Truck Stop Food

Best Truck Stop Food in BC and Alberta

Looking for the best truck stop food on your route? Check out our round up of the yummiest stops to refuel your stomach ...
The Northwest 65th Anniversary

The Northwest 65th Anniversary

With every new year, comes an updated view and analysis of the industry and 2020 is no different. Across the board, the big ...
Education Fund Winners

Northwest Education Fund: Winners Announcement

Are you or your family members are eligible? The next scholarship deadline is January 15th! Check out our most recent Education Fund Winners ...
Why Become a Northwest Trucker

Why You Should Become a Northwest Trucker

If you like freedom, opportunity and a healthy bank account, trucking may be the job for you. But more than that, if you ...
Safe Summer Driving

Safe Summer Driving

When we think about dangerous driving, icy roads, fog and whiteouts come to mind. But summer driving is deceptively dangerous. There are more ...
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Driving Towards a Cancer-Free Future

Our partners, the Canadian Cancer Society, tells us, “Nearly half of Canadians are expected to be diagnosed with cancer at some point in ...
Pride

Take Pride In The Industry

The trucking and tank-driving industry has long battled a reputation as a male-dominant workforce with a small pool of diversity. Today, however, we ...
Vancouver City Police Canine Unit

Vancouver City Police Canine Unit

The Vancouver City Police Canine Unit has a rich and proud history. Operational since 1957, Vancouver’s police dog unit is the oldest in ...
Things to make truck driving easier

Things to Make Truck Driving Easier

When you spend as much time on the road as a long-haul trucker does, there is some trucking gear you just can’t do ...
Calgary Dream Centre & Northwest

Calgary Dream Centre & Northwest

“For most, homelessness is the result of a lack of supports, mental health issues and addiction.”   — Calgary Dream Centre Calgary Dream Centre’s ...
Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation & Northwest

Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation & Northwest

“Because of the Foundation’s donation, we have equipment that would have been difficult to afford through regular funding. It’s so important that we ...
Truck driver emergency kit

What to Include in your Truck Driver Emergency Kit

In case of an unexpected situation, delay or weather-related incident, it is essential for drivers to have an emergency kit on hand. These ...
Big Brothers Big Sisters

Big Brothers Big Sisters & Northwest

“Think of someone who has inspired you. Do they make you feel confident, smart, brave? Now, imagine your life without them. Where would ...
Northwest Education Fund

Northwest Education Fund: Scholarship Winner Announcement

In 2018, we revamped our scholarship program in response to the changing times. We introduced the Northwest Education Fund, a scholarship program tailored to supporting the ...
2018: YEAR IN REVIEW

2018: YEAR IN REVIEW

2018: YEAR IN REVIEW Looking back on 2018, we have much to be proud of. Although we encountered some rocky patches along the ...
Winter Truck Maintenance

Winter Truck Maintenance Tips

Seasonal weather creates many challenges for truck drivers. Compromised road conditions, fewer daylight hours and poor visibility are an unavoidable reality come winter time, so ...
Between Friends and Northwest

Between Friends & Northwest

Since its inception in 1982, Between Friends has been sharing a sense of belonging with people of all abilities and ages across Alberta ...
Winter Driving

Safe Winter Driving Tips

When the temperature plunges, the roads get icy and visibility is poor, even the most experienced drivers can run into problems. When you're ...
Canadian Cancer Society and Northwest'

Northwest Partners with the Canadian Cancer Society

At Northwest, we are all about supporting the communities in which we live and work. One of the ways we do this is ...
Northwest Education Fund

Introducing the Northwest Education Fund

At Northwest, we are always looking for ways to support our team members and our communities. If there are new advances in safety ...
2018: YEAR IN REVIEW

Northwest Tank Lines’ New Website

If you know Northwest, you know what matters to us most. Safety, family and community. With our new website, we wanted to take ...
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LEADERS IN SAFETY – THE TRANSCAER CONFERENCE

In September 2014, Northwest Tank Lines hosted a Transcaer safety conference in Southeast Calgary.A one-half acre site of CN's rail yard was set ...
Sea to Sky Highway (Highway 99) from Vancouver to Whistler in British Columbia, Canada

TAKING RESPONSIBILITY SERIOUSLY

CALGARY, Alta. – What’s better than the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval? If you’re a company involved in the chemical industry, it could ...
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