Woodland Cree to Benefit From New Logging Truck

Friday, July 25, 2003 at 14:53




The provincial government rolled out a new line of logging trucks yesterday.


The 34-wheel, 9-axle transport truck measures 31 metres in length and can accommodate almost one-third more payload than current models. It’s also designed to reduce wear on roads and be more safe.


The company supplying the drivers for the new vehicles is Woodland Cree Trucking, which is owned in part by the Lac La Ronge Indian Band, Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation and Montreal Lake Cree Nation.


Manager Ron Dale says he likes the benefits the bigger design can offer.


Drivers will operate the vehicles in both Prince Albert and Hudson Bay until next summer. After that a decision will be made whether to use the trucks full-time.