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Dear valued customer, As you know, the road and weather conditions in Western Canada have had a significant impact on our ability to provide you with our usual service. While the Province has done fantastic work to improve the conditions of our highways, our team continues to experience road delays due to accidents, weather-related incidents, and barge cancellations. Although these obstacles have created significant stress for our team, we believe that these are short-term problems and will soon be back ...
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Our Crisis Response to the BC Flood As freight consumers, sometimes it's hard to imagine how freight really gets where you need it, especially during the recent BC Floods. The focus is often on how quickly a freight shipment will get somewhere, instead of how it will get there safely.  Let’s give you some context. In November 2021, a horrible rainstorm took over the Lower Mainland. The result was catastrophic. What Happened? The cities of Merritt and Abbotsford were flooded ...
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2021 was a bit of a roller coaster ride for Van Kam, and we're pretty sure it was that way for most people in British Columbia for the last couple of years! It’s been fun, wild, and unexpected. From company changes to charity initiatives, Van Kam has been everywhere at once this year. We had some great times like employee work anniversaries, appreciation days, and new additions to our team, and obviously some not-so-fun days with COVID restrictions and extreme ...
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Members of the Van Kam Freightways Service Center in Prince George, BC, recently volunteered their time to assist the United Way of Northern BC (UWNBC) in decorating their 50ft 'Tree of Lights.' As a long-standing holiday tradition in the city, this annual campaign aims to bring community partners together for a united cause. The tree was hoisted on November 12th atop the Coast Prince George Hotel in downtown Prince George. Spreading the Joy This year's theme is 'joy' as the ...
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Van Kam Employee Day 2021
It's no surprise that Van Kam's fantastic employees serve as the backbone of our commitment to exceptional customer service, and they're the main contributors to our company's success. From our professional drivers who've been safely delivering vital freight needed by many businesses & communities during the pandemic and the recent BC floods, to our warehouse and office employees who provide the daily support required for our drivers to deliver our customers' freight. It's all part of a well-oiled machine that ...
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SOLD OUT!! NO LONGER AVAILABLE Stay Connected! Connect with Van Kam on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter. ...
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Van Kam Freightways Ltd. is proud to be involved in the communities we live and operate in by supporting local charities and non-profit organizations. One such charity is Hope Air. They are Canada’s only national charity providing free travel and accommodations for Canadians in financial need who must access medical care far from home. Hope Air patients also use commercial airlines and local pilots for remote locations where larger airlines can’t fly. Van Kam is a proud sponsor since 2019. Hope ...
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Theresa Boyd
As part of our incredible Customer Service Team at Van Kam Freightways Ltd., we are proud to announce the recent promotion of Theresa Boyd to Customer Service Manager. Service Excellence Since 2004 Previously a Customer Service Representative, Theresa's new managerial position will draw heavily upon her 17 years of experience within the customer service department. "I'm very excited to be taking on the duties of a Customer Service Manager," says Theresa when asked about her recent promotion. "The core aspects ...
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New Surcharges
To Our Valued Customers, Phase 4 of the Kicking Horse Canyon has been extended until the end of 2021. As a valued partner, we held off on implementing a surcharge as all indications led us to believe this would end by Aug 31, 2021. Since April 1st we have been rerouting schedules that normally go directly through Golden are now going through Radium via HWY 93 and HWY 95 – this has forced the addition of extra miles and delayed ...
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At Van Kam, we feel that our key advantage in the shipping industry is our extraordinary employees. They are the cornerstone of our daily operations and the driving force behind our commitment to exceptional customer service. Tasked to finding such ideal candidates to work with us is the sole responsibility of our HR department, led by the dynamic duo of Melanie Evans (left in photo) and Alana Henry - both recently promoted to new roles. Melanie Evans: Director of Human ...
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