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In our 75 years of existence, our people have always been our advantage. Our achievements and status as Western Canada's leading LTL service provider are due to the commitment, dedication, and passionate drive of our employees, past and present. Retired Van Kam driver James Brennan and his son, Chuck Brennan, a retired owner/operator, are examples of such employees. The father-son duo have over 30 years of driving for Van Kam between them and they were happy to share their story ...
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We're excited to congratulate Delbert Cochran on hitting the big 30 at Van Kam Freightways. Del is currently one of our Dispatchers based out of our Kamloops terminal, but after being here for 30 years, he pretty much does everything. Del is there whenever he's needed, whether it's working the dock, yard, or driving the trucks. His dedication and commitment to service are worthy of emulation and praise. Hard Work and Commitment Del joined Van Kam as a 5 ton ...
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Start Planning Your Holiday Freight Shipments It's that time of the year again, the holidays are coming! We know getting your freight to its destination on time is crucial in this period, and with Van Kam's December 2022 holiday schedule, you can plan your shipments in advance to meet your shipping deadlines and avoid delays. Click here to view, download, or print our 2022 holiday schedule. If you have any questions, please contact us and we'll do our best to ...
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Owner Operator 50 cent fuel cap
With inflation hitting everyone in the pocketbook, from businesses to consumers, Van Kam Freightways is stickin' to its guns and keeping our fuel cap for highway linehaul owner/lease operators at 50 cents per litre. Yup… you heard us right! Taking One for the Team We're taking this one on the chin for our loyal linehaul operators despite escalating fuel costs at our own end. Whether the price of diesel is $1.75 per litre or $2.25 per litre, you will never ...
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Van Kam Freightways is proud to celebrate the 20th work anniversary of our Sales Manager, Mike Bruggen-Cate. Mike manages our BC sales team while generating new business accounts for our company. “As the Sales Manager of BC, I primarily serve the BC Mining Community and regularly build new relationships within all types of industries. I also manage our BC sales team, where I ensure we meet our monthly goals by providing leadership and training to our team as needed,” he ...
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Van Kam Freightways Ltd. is happy to celebrate the 25th work anniversary of David Lane. As one of our P&D (pickup & delivery) drivers based out of our Surrey terminal, David's primary role involves picking up and delivering freight in Surrey and surrounding areas. Born to Drive For David, it was always going to be trucking. He grew up in a trucking household in a trucking community. His father was a trucker, and at 17, David already had a job ...
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Van Kam 75 Years Employee Event
Since 1947, Van Kam Freightways Ltd. employees have been front and center when discussing our company's success over the years. Their commitment and dedication are beyond words, but this blog entry is going to take a stab at it! The Guests of Honour To honour our extraordinary employees, Van Kam recently held our much anticipated (and expertly planned!) Annual Employee Appreciation Event. This year was a bit more special as it also marked our company's diamond anniversary, so we made ...
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KICKING HORSE CANYON CONSTRUCTION Please note that there will be road closures at Kicking Horse Pass, which affects our freight delivery in the following areas: Surrey to Calgary Calgary to Surrey Vancouver Island to Calgary Calgary to Vancouver Island Calgary to Kamloops* Kamloops* to Calgary Calgary to Kelowna* Kelowna* to Calgary * includes all towns serviced or travelled through this terminal (ie: Calgary to Williams Lake and 100 Mile House must travel through Kamloops and will also be affected by ...
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Van Kam Freightways is pleased to celebrate the 25th work anniversary of Ken Pyette. Ken is part of our fleet maintenance team at the Van Kam head office in Surrey, BC, where he services and repairs our trucks to ensure their top performance. The Fixer-Uppers One thing Ken loves about his job is that he gets to work on trucks. "I love working on these trucks, especially the Freightliner brand. They're incredible machines, and when our drivers come in with ...
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Goodbyes are difficult, but after 28 years of service, our beloved Rates Audit Manager, Darlene Nielsen, officially says goodbye to the trucking world. Van Kam Freightways proudly celebrates Darlene's retirement, her extraordinary career, and the undeniable impact she's made on our organization. Grateful for 'The Call' Years ago, Darlene had just left her old job to have the summer off with her three kids, but her plans changed after she received a particular call. "I took a buyout from the ...
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