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Employer of Choice

Size matters. It’s satisfying working for an employer large enough to offer attractive wages and benefits, but small enough for employees to be recognized for their individual efforts.
Caron Transportation Systems is that employer.
Qualified people looking to get behind the wheel or to provide support inside the business are always welcomed. Opportunities exist for a wide range of people, including those who are – for the first time considering working in the trucking industry.
We want our workforce to represent the community, which encompasses all genders, ethnicities and abilities. That’s why we supported Women Building Futures (WBF), a pilot program that helps women in Alberta get their Class 1 Professional driver’s license. We offer graduates of the program the opportunity to work permanently for Caron. We further support women in transportation by being a gold sponsor for the 2017 Western Women with Drive Leadership conference.

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Legalized Marijuana – Balancing Act for Employers

By Michael Horvat

On April 13, 2017, the Federal government introduced two long-promised bills that, if passed, would lead to Canada becoming one of the few national jurisdictions to permit the legal growth, possession and recreational consumption of marijuana. What was initially branded as a key election promise could become a regulatory maze that several levels of government, police and private enterprise will have to learn to navigate. The government’s goal is full implementation by July 1, 2018.
Safety is a key aspect of the government’s legalization efforts, and the proposed law could provide police with significant authority to conduct legal roadside saliva tests on all drivers based on a reasonable suspicion that the driver has drugs in their body.
Questions remain as to whether the roadside test currently being contemplated by authorities is reliable or can provide immediate results evidencing current impairment from marijuana.

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NITE Phoenix SSI

Bergstrom Inc., a global leader in the design and supply of climate systems to the commercial vehicle industry, has introduced an addition to its popular NITE® no-idle lineup – the NITE Phoenix Space Saving Innovation (SSI) system.
The NITE Phoenix SSI is a battery-operated A/C split system that has the highest cooling capacity of any battery-powered, no-idle system on the market. It features Bluetooth® technology and is designed to fit all sleepers.
“The NITE Phoenix SSI is a powerful addition to our line of NITE systems and we are very pleased to be able to help drivers in hot climates stay cool,” said Christophe Barreau, Bergstrom’s Managing Director of No-Idle products in North America. “Operators will rest easy knowing they will sleep comfortably with the NITE system in place.”
Other key features include:

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Record Attendance at 20th NHES

By Marek Krasuski

Canada’s largest heavy equipment show celebrated its 20th anniversary April 6 and 7 at The International Centre in Mississauga, Ontario. Innovative designs, cutting edge products for every conceivable sector were on display – industrial eye candy for both industry veterans and neophytes alike. Exhibitors were present from the heavy equipment, road building, construction, forestry, landscaping, aggregates and other related industries. This year especially – the National Heavy Equipment Show (NHES) is a biennial event – saw a strong representation from suppliers of machinery dedicated to infrastructure improvement, thanks in large part to funding in the amount of some $125 billion from the Ontario and Federal governments. Canada is under construction and there was no shortage of equipment at the Show to handle any job.

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