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Van Kam Freightways Ltd. is excited to celebrate the recent 30th work anniversary of Merian Nakashima. Merian is part of our payroll team at the Van Kam head office in Surrey, BC. We here at Van Kam acknowledge this as a significant milestone. The feeling's not lost on Merian either, as she was kind enough to open up about her professional and personal journey thus far. A Glass Half Full When the opportunity to join Van Kam came for Merian ...
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You always see them on the roads and highways throughout our province. You might have even seen them at the loading docks at your company's warehouse, but have you ever had the chance to meet a truck driver and have a conversation with one? Take it from us; there are many interesting personalities and stories that you'd only get to hear from a truck driver! Meet Frank Pelle, one of our hardworking linehaul drivers operating from our Kamloops freight service ...
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Van Kam Freightways Ltd. is proud to be supporting the 2022 edition of Give Hope Wings by Hope Air. This national charity believes all Canadians should have access to the healthcare they need, regardless of where they live or if they can't afford to travel.  Proud Sponsors Since 2019 Give Hope Wings 2022: Canada Coast to Coast Expedition is an epic multi-aircraft series of flights consisting of two segments from Victoria, BC to Toronto, ON to St. John’s, NL and ending ...
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All Shiny and New We're going all in this year, and why not? Falling in line with our other 75th anniversary commemorations, Van Kam Freightways recently launched an all-new website at the end of April! We're pretty excited about the new site filled with spectacular images, new & revised content, and an improved user-friendly browsing experience for any site visitor on any device. A Quick Rundown There are a lot of cool new things on the new site, but here's ...
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Van Kam Freightways Ltd. is excited to celebrate the 20th work anniversary of Vanessa Pacson! As a team member of the pricing department at our head office in Surrey, BC, Vanessa's primary duties are creating quotes and shipping estimates and responding to pricing inquiries. It's All About Transparency Customer service is essential to Vanessa's role. Particularly, she ensures she is as transparent as possible, breaking down every item for her customers to understand what they're paying for. "Trust is essential ...
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APR 3, 2022 Our Drivers, Our Heroes To put it simply, the lifeblood of any freight carrier's business is centralized around their ability to deliver their customer's freight from point 'A' to point 'B.' A key component in successfully completing this process is a professional truck driver. They are assigned dedicated linehaul routes to transport the freight to communities and businesses for an uninterrupted supply chain of goods and commodities for customers to use. Van Kam in the Top 5% ...
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Making our Mark When you have a big milestone in anyone's life, you naturally try to commemorate it with something worthy of the occasion. It's no different for us here at Van Kam! In case you haven't heard yet, this year marks our 75th Anniversary, so we wanted to create a commemorative logo that would be used to represent our diamond anniversary. The trick was to make the logo unique, but be complementary alongside our other brand marks, such as ...
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Shining Like a Diamond If you haven’t already heard, this year Van Kam Freightways Ltd. is officially marking its 75th Diamond Anniversary of serving Western Canadian companies for all their freight shipping needs. My, how time flies! 75 years is a long time, and we’re proud to say we have our fingerprints in assisting in developing many communities and industries throughout BC and Alberta. Our company has always stayed focused on its customers and its family of employees. With their ...
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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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