Trucking association meets

The Alberta Construction Trucking Association is hoping to gain new members at a meeting set for Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Red Deer Lodge in Red Deer.

The Alberta Construction Trucking Association is hoping to gain new members at a meeting set for Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Red Deer Lodge in Red Deer.

The association lobbies the provincial government on issues that affect the industry and offers discounts and information to members.

“We come from a pretty free market enterprise system in Alberta so most of us are pretty independent-minded people,” said Ron Singer, president of the Alberta Construction Trucking Association. “So we’ve got to do a little more work on this working together thing. There is strength in numbers and the more we work together the more we’ll achieve together.”

The association represents the owners of more than 1,000 trucks in the province and membership is open to people in the construction trucking industry, including for instance people who haul gravel, excavating equipment, do road building or infrastructure hauling. The association started in 1983 as the Alberta Gravel Truckers association and changed its name in 1989 to include log haulers and branch out to the whole construction trucking industry.

Singer said among the benefits to members is a fuel rebate program with Chevron Fuel so that if someone burns 50,000 litres of fuel they will receive around $1,000 in savings and the association acts as a voice for truckers in the construction industry, bringing up the issues that affect them with the government.

More information is available on the ACTA at www.myacta.ca.