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Employee Photo Contest March 2021
Employee Photo Contest March 2021

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.

Transition to a greener, carbon-free environment -Planetary Resident – Part one of three
Transition to a greener, carbon-free environment -Planetary Resident – Part one of three

Planetary Resident Encore and company transition to a greener, carbon-free environment. Our thoughts, programs, and plans on how to become a more responsible, corporate citizen and planetary resident. Part one of three.   Photo Credit: FredL 2.0 As part of the transport community, we have to begin taking the lead in reducing our carbon footprint […]

Employee Photo Contest January 2021
Employee Photo Contest January 2021

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.

Employee Photo Contest December 2020
Employee Photo Contest December 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.

The Rebuild
The Rebuild

The rebuild.    A few years ago, we realized the search for people, good people, required an experienced person.  A real Human Resources specialist.  When the Oil Sands were overheating our economy and sucking up every available man and woman in the country, we had to get very creative to get and retain our people.  Everyone […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Lifting Road Plates with Magnets
Lifting Road Plates with Magnets

One of our operators safely lifting a heavy steel road plate using a magnet Lifting road plates with magnets increases productivity and safety. At Encore, we are all about saving our customers money and keeping our operators safe. Using a heavy duty magnet, we can easily grab hold of these heavy road plates, and not […]

Escalators – Back in the boom – an old article resurfaces
Escalators – Back in the boom – an old article resurfaces

Don Lucas at Encore Trucking in Canada relates his story of how bad weather, restricted space and tough working conditions were overcome to install some escalators in a new building. A pair of 2.9 ton Unic mini cranes in an inaccessible area did the same job that Encore had a 50 ton do before. Installing […]