Just another trucking company. That’s what Saskatchewan’s Indigenous-owned Northern Resource Trucking (NRT) President Dave McIlmoyl says when he’s asked, “What is NRT?”.
“It’s all about merit,’’ explains McIlmoyl. “When we bid on business, we don’t tell people that we’re Indigenous owned. We tell them we’re a safe trucking company. In the world of dangerous goods hauling, unless you’re very safe, you’re just not allowed to work. We’ll tell them our rates and then say ‘oh, by the way, we just happen to be Indigenous.’’’