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Pacific Western Transportation Overview

www.pwt.ca
Calgary, AB
1001 to 5000 employees
1957
Company - Private
Transportation Management
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Founded in 1957, Pacific Western Transportation (PWT) is the largest privately-owned passenger transportation company in Canada. Today PWT offers comprehensive transportation services and solutions across the country, with over 4,100 employees and numerous business locations ... Read more

Mission: Our mission is to exceed customer expectations by employing talented people who share in the dedication of a company committed to Safety and Service

Company Updates

  • On April 11, 2014 the Alberta Association for Community Living (AACL) presented Mr. Mike Colborne and the Pacific Western Group of Companies with the Community Living Award. This award is given annually by AACL to individuals, organizations and businesses that promote the concept of community inclusion for people with developmental disabilities.

    Pacific Western Transportation is an employer committed to the Rotary Employment Partnership program , actively promoting the idea of hiring individuals with developmental disabilities throughout Rotary and its own network.

  • We’re so excited! For the past eight years, Alberta Venture has published the definitive list of this province’s best places to work. Diversified has been selected as one of five finalists in the Diversity category as well as the Best Overall, More than 750 Employees category. All of the finalists will be featured in the June issue of Alberta Venture magazine and online at http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vI6Yy

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Pacific Western Transportation – Why Work For Us?


Founded in 1957, Pacific Western Transportation (PWT) is the largest privately-owned passenger transportation company in Canada. Today PWT offers comprehensive transportation services and solutions across the country, with over 4,100 employees and numerous business locations. Our operations are separated into four divisions: Motor Coach, Oil Sands, Student Transportation, and Transit. PWT’s varied operations are unified by a company-wide commitment to the Core Values first established by our founder R.B. (Bob) Colborne. At the heart of these core values is an unwavering dedication to customer service and safety, as supported by ourSafely Home brand. At PWT, our people are our greatest asset. After all, it’s our people who safely transport our passengers to where they need to be. In all of the urban or rural communities we serve, PWT’s employees bring our Core Values to life, day in and day out.

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PWT is focused on continually reducing emissions and minimizing the footprint of our operations.

Environmental sustainability is an essential aspect of Pacific Western Transportation’s corporate culture. In an important way, the passenger transport business is inherently sustainable. As a leading provider of transportation services in Canada, PWT is at the forefront of the global effort to get cars off the road in favor of more efficient modes of transit. Using innovative thinking and state-of-the-art technology, PWT is focused on continually reducing emissions and minimizing the footprint of our operations.

Bus versus cars

Compared to bus travel, travel by car produces 3x more global warming gases; 1.6x more common air pollution; 4.2x more toxic air pollution; 1.2x more water habitat alteration; 4.4x more land habitat alteration; 1.8x more common water pollution; 2.7x more toxic water pollution

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Pacific Western Transportation is at the forefront of innovation in the people transport industry. It’s been that way since our earliest days, when company founder R.B. Colborne instilled a culture of innovation in our operations and services. Decades ago PWT was the first to introduce TVs and VCRs in motor coaches. Reserved seat selection was also a PWT innovation.

Today, PWT continues to set new industry standards. From progressive technologies like Project Compass and our Mobile Training Unit (North America’s first mobile training simulator for bus and coach drivers), to enhanced Red Arrow service features like complimentary Wi-Fi, single row seating, and on-board snack service. We’re proud of where we stand, our view is to grow our service innovations, our people and product development, we believe that success comes with service and safety excellence.

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As the largest privately-owned passenger transportation company in Canada, PWT is moving forward with ongoing business expansion.

At PWT, we are selective in our hiring. Whether through our NextGen internship program, which develops leaders of tomorrow, or in the field, we are committed to recruiting, training, and retaining the very best people; taking transportation in exciting new directions.

Opportunities are available for visionary candidates who aspire to a long term career, who subscribe to our Core Values, and who want to help us build on a solid track record of safety excellence and superior customer service.

Are you up for the challenge?

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    "Very Progressive Values based company"

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    Progressive, Established market leader. Incredible employees; Superior Leadership

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    Strong business practices for delivering a high level of service is being challenged by competitors with and inferior value proposition

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    Good work folks. Great leadership.

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Pacific Western Transportation Photos

Pacific Western Transportation photo of: Bus transportation at the 2018 Arctic Winter Games
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    I am about to finish my study in ON, I applied online for their internship program, got a phone call after few days to arrange a phone interview. Had a very good phone interview.

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    • Questions were easy. Just normal interview questions.   3 Answers
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Pacific Western Transportation Awards & Accolades

  • Community Living Award, Alberta Association for Community Living (AACL), 2014

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