Fonds F0051 - Alberta Trucking Association fonds

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Alberta Trucking Association fonds


  • 1939-1985 (Creation)

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2.5 m of textual records. -- 37 audio cassettes. -- 23 photographs

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The Alberta Motor Transport Association was established in 1939 to promote the interests of the trucking industry. The association operates with a full-time staff and numerous volunteer committees. It publishes the annual Alberta Shippers Guide (now Truxbook) giving information on shipping companies and rates. A rival organization, the Motor Carriers Association of Alberta, amalgamated with the AMTA in 1965. The name of the association was changed to the Alberta Trucking Association in 1976 and back to the Alberta Motor Transport Association about 2000. For further information see Opportunity Alberta : Alberta Trucking Association : Generations of Progress / Winnipeg : Fleet Publications Inc., 1998.


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Gift of Alberta Trucking Association and Richardson's Transport, 1981-1992.

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The fonds consists of ATA minutes (1939-1978); Motor Carriers Association of Alberta minutes (1963-1965); ATA Safety Council minutes (1976-1985); submissions to government; financial statements and operating authorities; and photographs of Miles Transport and Richardson's Transport, trucking activities and personalities. Includes recorded interviews with these trucking company owners: John Attrell, Milt Baker, Abe Bergen, Alvin Bietz, John Bill, John Boychuk, Mel Calhoun, Ed Caron, Jim Chapman, Chester Chrzanowski, Jack Devitt, Ken Edwards, Peter Figol, George Friesen, Alan Gehring, Rudy Gehring, Fred Gossett, Jack Gow, Bazil Hindmarsh, Clarence Kenway, Jim Lolacheur, Lyle Lebbert, John Magee, Chris Mikkelson, Harold Richardson, R.R. Robinson, Gordon Taylor, Jack Veitch, and George Waite (Sr.).

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The material is in English.

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The AMTA/ATA directory and shipping guide, and Motor Transport, a journal published by the association from 1946 to 1965, are held by the Glenbow Library.

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M 6269 should be amalgamated with M 7999.

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Thursday, April 19, 2018




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