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Trucking plays role in saving fire-ravaged B.C.

No sooner had the residents of Lytton, B.C., fled a wildfire that ravaged 90% of their community, than the trucks began rolling in. Carrying fuel, drinking water, fire camp units, and heavy equipment, the trucks arrived with everything needed to fight the ongoing fires, and to clean up and rebuild the devastated village.

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Nortrans recently recognized by Trucking HR Canada as Top Fleet Employer in 2021

Seventy-seven of the best workplaces in Canada’s trucking and logistics industry have earned honours through the 8th annual Top Fleet Employers program.

All applicants were rated on topics including recruitment and retention practices, workplace culture, compensation, training and skills development, and innovative HR practices. Additionally, those who have been recognized in the program for a minimum of 5 years are honoured with the Top Fleet Employer of Distinction status.

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Nortrans buys Micra Transportation Services

Nortrans Freight Management has purchased Micra Transportation Services, which operates a fleet of roll tite and curtainside trailers, specializing in third-party logistics.

The acquisition expands Nortrans’ fleet to 85 trailers and 65 power units, and adds to its existing fleet of curtainside trailers.

“We’re excited to announce that Micra will be joining the Nortrans family in the coming weeks,” announced Derek Norman, founder and president of Nortrans.

“Their deep experience in third-party logistics and fleet of specialized equipment will help us better serve our existing customers and expand into new markets across Canada and the U.S. Over the past 12 years, Micra has earned the reputation as a leading transportation service and has built a set of values and culture which align with our own.”

Craig Penner, president and founder of Micra, will remain on and continue to serve Micra’s customers, the company announced.

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Nortrans Freight Management acquires Chilliwack-based Micra Transportation Services

Nortrans Freight Management has acquired Micra Transportation Services, a company which operates a fleet of roll tite and curtain side trailers, and specializes in third-party logistics across North America.

The acquisition increases the size of Nortrans’ fleet to 85 trailers and 65 power units and adds to Nortrans’ existing fleet of curtain side trailers.

“We’re excited to announce that Micra will be joining the Nortrans family in the coming weeks. Their deep experience in third-party logistics and fleet of specialized equipment will help us better serve our existing customers and expand into new markets across Canada and the U.S. Over the past 11 years, Micra has earned the reputation as a leading transportation service and has built a set of values and culture which align with our own,” says Derek Norman, founder and president of Nortrans.

Craig Penner, founder and president of Micra, will remain with the business and will act as a key member of the Nortrans team, continuing to serve Micra’s existing customer base.