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Life on the Road: Why Our Industry Depends on Driver Health and How You Can Improve Yours
Life on the Road: Why Our Industry Depends on Driver Health and How You Can Improve Yours

Posted by admin on July 30th, 2017

At JBT Transport, we’re part of an industry that relies heavily on a commitment to long shifts, and ever-changing routines. Many truckers experience irregular sleeping patterns, while often relying on greasy food to keep them going. Unlike a job where you’re stuck behind a computer all day, truckers aren’t exactly able to step out for […]

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38th Annual Walcott Truckers Jamboree Draws More than 44,000 Attendees
38th Annual Walcott Truckers Jamboree Draws More than 44,000 Attendees

Posted by Denis Medeiros on July 20th, 2017

The 38th Annual Walcott Truckers Jamboree took place last weekend and brought more than 44,000 truck drivers and their families together for a weekend of celebrations, fun, and trucks.






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A Move to e-Logs is a Move to Leveling the Playing Field in Trucking
A Move to e-Logs is a Move to Leveling the Playing Field in Trucking

Posted by Natalie Martin on September 30th, 2016

  (Excerpts Featured in Truck News) A panel of industry partners met this year at the TransCore Link Logistics annual meeting to discuss key industry topics. I was particularly intrigued by the panel’s comments on Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs) and the foreseen impact they will have on the trucking industry across North America. Transport Canada […]

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September: A Month to Celebrate Trucking, Appreciate Drivers & Highlight Vehicle Safety
September: A Month to Celebrate Trucking, Appreciate Drivers & Highlight Vehicle Safety

Posted by Natalie Martin on September 6th, 2016

This month marks a number of important occasions in the trucking industry! Firstly, we are celebrating National Trucking Week here in Canada from September 4-10. This trucking week was launched by the Canadian Trucking Association in partnership with the provincial trucking associations to highlight the significant contributions made by those who work in our industry […]

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Asphalt Cowgirls: Part 3
Asphalt Cowgirls: Part 3

Posted by Natalie Martin on August 15th, 2016

It’s quite incredible to see the camaraderie that women have for each other in this industry through social media and other networking platforms. I’ve never seen anything quite like it in other fields. It’s become apparent to me that women who work in trucking tend to be good communicators and willing to help others who […]

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Asphalt Cowgirls: Part 2
Asphalt Cowgirls: Part 2

Posted by Natalie Martin on August 1st, 2016

To continue our discussion from Part 1, I’m interested to know which women are driving in the industry today and how to encourage more women to sign up. Currently women make up less than 6% of truck drivers in North America. In the face of a looming driver shortage, I’m concerned that there aren’t more […]

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Asphalt Cowgirls: Part 1
Asphalt Cowgirls: Part 1

Posted by Natalie Martin on July 15th, 2016

As a young girl, I was taught that women can do anything! I’m thankful to my parents for imparting this wisdom to me and setting me on a path where I could choose my own destiny. The feminist movement of the 1970’s definitely changed the way gender roles are defined and seeded a new mentality […]

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Stuff-A-JBT-Truck Charitable Campaign is a Success!
Stuff-A-JBT-Truck Charitable Campaign is a Success!

Posted by Natalie Martin on July 14th, 2016

In response to the over 80,000 people affected by the wildfires in northern Alberta and Fort McMurray, JBT Transport sought the help of local businesses and the public to raise urgently needed items for donation to the relief effort. As part of their contribution, JBT donated the transportation to haul the goods to the Alberta […]

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JBT Transport Launches Public Donation Events for Stuff-A-JBT-Truck!
JBT Transport Launches Public Donation Events for Stuff-A-JBT-Truck!

Posted by Natalie Martin on June 8th, 2016

JBT Transport is launching the public phase of the Stuff-A-JBT-Truck campaign this month. On Saturday June 25, JBT will be on location at Zehrs Hiway Centre in Kitchener (1375 Weber St. East) as well as Sunday June 26 at Foodland Ayr (1011 Northumberland St) collecting donations from the public. Both events run from 9 AM […]

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Stuff A JBT Truck: Support Fort Mac
Stuff A JBT Truck: Support Fort Mac

Posted by Natalie Martin on May 26th, 2016

In the midst of the northern Alberta wildfires, Canadians are banding together in support of Fort McMurray. The response by charitable organizations, businesses and the public as been incredible and all in an effort to help over 80,000 people effected in the area.  JBT Transport president, Denis Medeiros, was quick to get involved by donating […]

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