Author Archive

Encore Wins Gold as 2020 Canada’s Safest Logistics and Supply Chain Employer
Encore Wins Gold as 2020 Canada’s Safest Logistics and Supply Chain Employer

Encore Trucking & Transport Ltd. has been honoured as the Safest Logistics and Supply Chain Employer in Canada at the 10th annual Canada’s Safest Employers Awards, presented by Canadian Occupational Safety (COS) magazine. Canada’s Safest Employers Awards celebrate companies across the nation for their exceptional safety culture and wellness practices. Finalists were selected following an […]

November driver of the month – Jimmy Wabick – Encore Trucking and Transport Ltd.
November driver of the month – Jimmy Wabick – Encore Trucking and Transport Ltd.

Jimmy Wabick started his journey in trucking while growing up on the family farm in Manitoba.  He drove farm trucks and large machinery and grew to understand the equipment inside and out.  When he turned 18, Jimmy left the farm and took a summer job working on a paving crew in Saskatchewan hauling asphalt. He […]

Mark Dundas – AMTA Safety Person of the Year!
Mark Dundas – AMTA Safety Person of the Year!

Mark Dundas – AMTA Safety Person of the Year! Encore’s safety record, since Mark has been involved, tells the only story necessary to award this honor to a truly gifted safety person. He knows how to communicate, to prioritize, to enforce, train, educate, cajole, discipline and somehow get our young people, and old dogs to […]

Employee Photo Contest July 2020
Employee Photo Contest July 2020

A big thank you to all of our employees who provide photos for our monthly photo contest. Each month we collect photos from the field and in our office from our employees and draw a name at random to select a winner. Please view this month’s entrants.     

We are a finalist for Canada’s Safest Employers 2020
We are a finalist for Canada’s Safest Employers 2020

Encore Trucking & Transport Ltd. has been selected as finalist for Canada’s Safest Logistics and Supply Chain Employer in Canada’s Safest Employers Awards 2020   Encore Trucking & Transport Ltd. has been selected as a finalist for the Safest Logistics and Supply Chain Employer in the 10th annual Canada’s Safest Employers Awards, presented by Canadian […]

How to approach a site visit
How to approach a site visit

Knowing how to approach a site visit and a bid process is critical to Encore’s success. You have to do it in a manner that will ensure you have a chance to win, or at the very least, to gain the respect of all parties. And ultimately that respect is probably more important than the […]

Trucking in the time of a plague
Trucking in the time of a plague

I stood in front of the large windows in the office we had worked so hard to build. Outside was a strip of landscape bushes, and tall reedy, waving grass than a paved entrance road. To the right, the gate that magically opened when you pull up to it; always a wonder, and a touch […]

The right tool for the right job
The right tool for the right job

The right tool for the right job is an old idiom that has more prevalence in today’s world. The install picture of that crane is definitely a unique job. If you look at the angle UP, and the length of that jib; one of the hardest parts of those jobs is getting that long awkward […]

Infill in Edmonton Alberta
Infill in Edmonton Alberta

Infill in Edmonton: building a home with c-cans How it all started When first contacted to do this job, moving c-cans for Copperblock, for infill in Edmonton Alberta, the c-cans were stuck out on an acreage, near Spruce Grove, with their trucker unavailable, and the site was an infill in an old neighbourhood.  I went […]

How the complications of small can demand all your skills and drain all the blood out of your brain.
How the complications of small can demand all your skills and drain all the blood out of your brain.

We installed a pizza oven…a big one…in the kitchen of a residence. There are many pictures here, ours and the homeowners; please follow along as we plug them in. The oven was 3000 lbs and had to be lifted onto a 4 ft high counter slot in the back of the room. It was already […]