Driving on winter roads, as well as soft roads, due to spring thaw, winter conditions or heavy rain can be a demanding task, even for the most experienced commercial driver. When should you chain up? ● When you feel tire chains are necessary for traction and safety.● When road conditions become slippery or greasy with […]
If one of your resolutions this year is to become a successful Owner Operator in 2023, there are several steps to make your dream come to fruition. Owning and operating your own trucking business can be a rewarding way to make a living, but it also comes with challenges. With the right strategies, however, you
It’s holiday time, and that means we love to pop some popcorn, curl up on the couch and watch a flick with our friends and families. Here’s a list of the best trucker movies ordered in oldest to newest that we think you might enjoy. Let us know on our Facebook page which is your favourite,
COVID-19 restrictions have impacted dining options for those on the road. We’re here to let you know about some great spots and what they’re doing to ensure safe service under the current restrictions.
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 evolving needs of today’s students. Today, we are thrilled to announce the first recipient of a new and improved Northwest Education Fund scholarship. From all of us here at Northwest, a big
2018: YEAR IN REVIEW 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
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 it is more important than ever to take strict safety measures and to exercise caution on the road. At the end of the day, safety is about prevention. We believe that by following proper
Since its inception in 1982, Between Friends has been sharing a sense of belonging with people of all abilities and ages across Alberta. The organization envisions a “community where people with disabilities reach their individual potential and are recognized as valued citizens.” With over 750 members and 59 disability groups represented, Between Friends is making