We have travel authority and insurance for every province in Canada and state in the continental United States. We are a Saskatchewan registered corporation. Registered with Canada Revenue Agency to collect Goods and Services taxes and collect and submit payroll taxes. As an interprovincial transportation provider, we are registered with Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Alberta and British Columbia Workers Compensation. Our drivers participate in a drug and alcohol testing program and are subject to a quarterly pool of random testing. Our service centre is a Saskatchewan Government Insurance certified inspection station for motor coaches, buses and school buses. All of our coaches are regularly serviced under Department of Transportation schedules as well as the SGI 6 month certified inspection. Driver logs and buses are randomly inspected by Canadian and US Department of Transportation personnel, who also regularly audit our drivers credentials, record keeping, maintenance and regulation compliance.
Saskatchewan’s LARGEST charter motorcoach provider Prince Albert Northern Bus Lines is a leader in the bus industry. We are known throughout North America for our LUXURY motorcoach transportation and have provided safe reliable services for over sixty years. We have a good working relationship with bus companies across North America who will supply drivers and equipment to us should a breakdown occur, and we do the same for them.
We serve “All of Saskatchewan” with Luxury Motor Coaches from our head office and service centre in Prince Albert and storage in Saskatoon. Prince Albert Northern motor coaches can be seen all over North America. We have Canadian Apportioned licencing and United States I.C.C. (Interstate Commerce Commission) authority, which means it is a strictly regulated, massively insured operation. We have many employees who have been with the company for over twenty years. In Prince Albert, we feature 7 service bays staffed with journeyman and apprentice mechanics, mechanic helpers, wash bay staff and 15 heated storage bays.
The Ruznisky and Hollick families purchased the company in 1953 and operated it until 2007. After over 50 years of operation the decision to sell was made by the families. The assets of P A & Northern Bus Lines were purchased by a limited partnership headed by long time employees Stacey Petreman and Harvey Clark. They formed Prince Albert Northern Bus Lines (2007) Ltd, which began operating in December of 2007.
Under Petreman and Clark the company focused on Luxury Motorcoach charters. The initial fleet of nine luxury motor coaches was upgraded to newer units and grew to 14, by 2009.
Shaun Prediger was hired in 2011 to supervise the newly acquired PCL management transfer contract and took over as Charter Manager when Harvey Clark retired in 2015.
From 2011 to 2015 we provided transportation to PCL Industrial Management for the Agrium Potash Mine expansion. At the peak of this project we provided transportation for 1,000 workers every day from Saskatoon and area to the mine site. We purchased 24 additonal coaches during this period and leased an additional 10, bringing our fleet to 48 coaches and 10 passenger vans during the peek. We employed 192 people in 2014!
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Our charter fleet currently consists of 2009 to 2017
We also have a well maintained fleet of 2008 and older coaches that we licence for travel in Saskatchewan only.