About US

1940 Ford truck restored and customized by Brian Trellenberg

OUR VISION

Alberta Pilot Truck Alliance Ltd. (APTA) was created in 2012 with the clear objective to provide the most professional, best trained and safest pilots possible.

Our goal is to ensure the safe transport of over-dimensional loads by adhering to our 3 Pillars of Excellence; Safety, Training & Integrity. We received our “COR” Certification in June 2015 and hold an unblemished safety record with a TRIF of “0”. Since we began operations in 2011, we have created and provided competency-based training and certification for Escort Vehicle Operators including Municipalities located along Alberta’s High Load corridor.

Our Approach

Since we opened in 2012, we have grown to 20 highly -trained pilots, light turners and traffic control staff.  We provide well trained, well equipped staff who have the experience to ensure that your over-dimensional loads reach their destination safely.

Our highly-trained pilots are all Owner-Operators, and are invested in providing the highest quality services for our clients.  Each pilot operates a fully-equipped late model 4×4 pick-up truck to ensure maximum reliability. APTA has adopted the used of dash cameras in all of our vehicles to record any issues during a job; this policy has proven beneficial in a number of instances for our clients.

Our pilots are provided with in-depth classroom training using APTA’s Pilot Training Manual. Our course was developed through actual on-road experiences.  Each pilot also receives over 140 hours of on-road training, and mentoring.

Our office is fully integrated with our on-road team using tablets, smart phones and Microsoft Office for Invoicing and communication. Field work can be supported by our mobile on-site office trailer.

Safety Record

We are passionate about safety and our safety statistics reflect this.

In addition to our role-specific training, our highly-trained pilots are required to complete other safety-focussed industry courses such as: Flagging; Transportation of Dangerous Goods; WHMIS; First Aid; H2S Alive; Construction Safety Training Program; PPE Training; and Fire-Extinguisher Training.

APTA’s Total Reportable Incident Frequency 2012-2019

APTA Reportable Incidents
2012 – 2019
Fatalities 0
Lost Time Incidents 0
Modified / Restricted Duty 0
First Aid 0
Vehicle Accidents 0
Kilometers Driven > 7,000,000 km
Total TRIF
0 incidents
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Milestones

2012 APTA Company start-up; Safety Program Initiated
2013 Incident Reporting started
2014

Began COR Accreditation Process;  and HSE Program Development

Pilot Training Program Documentation fine-tuned
2015 COR Certification Received
2016 A busy year on the roads of Alberta, Saskatchewan, BC, NWT, and Yukon
2017 11 Pilots now US Certified
2018 COR Re-certification audit completed
2019 Busiest year to date – work exceeds all projections

COR Safety Certification

We are proud to announce that we received our Alberta Certificate of Recognition (COR) in 2015.

APTA is the first third-party independent Pilot Truck / Escort Vehicle company in Alberta to have achieved this high standard.

Verification of our compliance with COR is evaluated regularly by our Certifying Body, the AMTA (Alberta Motor Transport Association).

We re-certified under COR in 2018.

Meet Our Team

Jim and Dwayne founded APTA in 2012, with their focus on providing in-depth training for Pilots supporting all areas of Over-dimensional transportation.

Our team of owner-operators has grown significantly over the past seven years.

APTA’s team includes Pilots, Traffic Control, Light Turning and  other specialized support people.

Our dispatchers are experienced Pilots who can put together the team you need.

We also have experienced trainers who can provide qualified Pilots, or training for your staff. 

Dwayne Wyllie  —  Jim Roemmich

Founders of Alberta Pilot Truck Alliance

Field Manager   General Manager

The APTA Team

2015