Owner Operator, Deck & Logistics Division

Triton Transport’s Logistics division operates everything from less than truckload (LTL), to oversize and overweight step deck and double drop cargo throughout Canada and the continental United States. Combining our modern equipment, with our knowledgeable sales and operations team allows us to deliver an industry leading service. 

Triton Transport has been awarded Trucking HR Canada’s – 2017 Top Fleet Employer for the 3rd consecutive year, and places a huge emphasis on its drivers, striving to create an environment that is family-based and career oriented.

We are seeking experienced Owner Operators for steady, year-round work primarily hauling freight throughout Canada and the U.S. Applications will be accepted for both Chilliwack and Edmonton locations. We offer a competitive compensation package that is closely coupled with a quality balanced work and home-life environment.

Triton Transport is a COR safety certified company and offers a high level of training and a culture of safety throughout the company.

Essential Qualifications:

  • A Class 1 Driver’s License plus a minimum of five (5) years driving experience and three (3) year of deck and/or machinery hauling experience
  • A mechanical aptitude and knowledge of truck & trailer components
  • Experience with truck & trailer combinations operated in a heavy haul environment

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume by pressing the apply for this job button at:  https://tritontransport.bamboohr.co.uk/jobs/view.php?id=5

Resumes can also be faxed to 1-866-907-3584 or emailed to careers@tritontransport.com . For more information, please contact Lisa McConnell, @ 1-800-616-7887 (260) or  Doug Jensen @ 604-792-4416

We are committed to employment equity and we thank all applicants in advance for their interest, however; only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Trucking HR Canada Honours Triton Transport as a Top Fleet Employer for the 3rd Consecutive Year

Top Fleet Employers program honours 48 industry workplaces

Forty-eight of the best workplaces in Canada’s trucking industry have earned honours through the 4th annual Top Fleet Employers program, Trucking HR Canada has announced.
Fleets of every size were rated on topics including recruitment and retention practices, workplace culture, compensation, training and skills development, and innovative HR practices.
The 2017 honours are awarded to:
Small Fleets:
·         Carmen Transportation (ON)
·         Edge transportation Services Inc. (SK)
·         Harv Wilkening Transport (SK)
·         J.G. Drapeau (ON)
·         Keystone Western (MB)
·         Liberty Linehaul (ON)
·         Logikor (ON)
·         MacKinnon Transport (ON)
·         Munden Ventures (BC)
·         ONE for Freight (ON)
·         Onfreight Logistics (ON)
·         Payne Transportation (MB)
·         Precision Trucklines (AB)
·         Steed Standard Transport (ON)
·         Tiger Courier (SK)
·         Transpro Freight Systems (ON)
·         Triangle Freight Services (SK)
·         Triton Transport (BC)
Medium Fleets:
·         Arnold Brothers (MB)
·         Brian Kurtz Trucking (ON)
·         JD Smith (ON)
·         Joseph Haulage (ON)
·         Kriska Transportation (ON)
·         Linamar (ON)
·         Q-Line Trucking (SK)
·         Ryder Canada Supply Chain Solutions (ON)
·         Sutco Transportation (BC)
·         Tandet (ON)
·         Woodcock Brothers (ON)
Large Fleets:
·         Bison Transport (MB)
·         Canada Cartage (ON)
·         Challenger Motor Freight (ON)
·         Erb Transport (ON)
·         Groupe Guilbault (QC)
·         Kindersley Transport Ltd. (SK)
·         Midland (NB)
·         Rosedale Group (ON)
·         Rosenau Transport (AB)
·         SLH Transport (ON)
·         Westcan Bulk Transport (AB)
·         XTL Transport (QC)
Private Fleets/Fleet Services:
·         Canaan Group (BC)
·         Home Hardware Stores Limited (ON)
·         Olymel– Transport Transbo (QC)
·         The Brick (AB)
·         National Shunt (ON)
·         STG Fleet Services (SK)
·         Trailer Wizards (ON)
“We received a record number of applications this year, with a small increase in the number being recognized”. Says Angela Splinter, CEO of Trucking HR Canada. “These 48 fleets demonstrate a commitment to good people management and effective human resources approaches. We commend them for their leadership in showcasing the trucking industry as a great place to work.”
Top Fleet Employers selection criteria, which has been validated by trucking industry experts, is reviewed annually to ensure an accurate reflection of human resources issues, trends, and today’s working environments. A team of human resources professionals oversee the assessment process.
Trucking HR Canada will proudly honour, celebrate and recognize the 2017 Top Fleet Employers at its annual Gala Awards Dinner on October 12, 2017 in Toronto.
Applications for 2018 will open November 1, 2017.
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Triton Transport is awarded “2016 Top Small Fleet” by Trucking HR Canada

Trucking HR Canada celebrates 2016’s Top Fleet Employers at gala event

TORONTO, ON (October 12, 2016) – Trucking HR Canada’s 3rd annual Top Fleet Employers program shined the spotlight on thirty-nine of the best workplaces in Canada’s trucking industry at their gala awards dinner this Wednesday.

Held at the Palais Royale in Toronto, several new awards were presented in front of a sold out crowd.  New awards included top private, small, medium, and large fleets.  And, in recognition of the important role human resource professionals play in the day-to-day management of successful fleets, the HR Leader of the Leader. All 2016 Top Fleet Employer honourees are recognized for having workplaces that embrace the best practices in human resources, and were presented with certificates.

Awards were presented to:

  • Top Private Fleet:  Home Hardware Stores Ltd.
  • Top Small Fleet:  Triton Transport
  • Top Medium Fleet:  Linamar Transportation
  • Top Large Fleet:  Westcan Bulk Transport
  • HR Leader of the Year:  Ken Cross, CHRL—SLH Transport Inc.

“Trucking HR Canada is proud to honour and celebrate these fleets that continue to exemplify leadership in human resources.” Says Angela Splinter, CEO of Trucking HR Canada. “And, new this year, we commend our Top award recipients for going above and beyond”.  “The HR Leader of the year award had several nominations, and congratulations to Ken Cross as our inaugural recipient.”

Trucking HR Canada also released its popular “Drive to Excellence” annual report, which offers practical examples and tips that all employers in the industry can learn from. They cover ever-improving health and wellness programs that include a focus on mental health; several initiatives focused on the recruitment and retention of women, youth, and Indigenous peoples; a focus on effective communication and respect; and flexible work arrangements that support the retention of mature drivers.  The report will be included in the November issue of Today’s Trucking and available online November 1st.

Trucking HR Canada’s Top Fleet Employers Program is open to any Canadian fleet, and recognizes fleets that meet Trucking HR Canada’s standards of excellence in human resources for the trucking industry. The Top Fleet Employers Program has grown over the past three years, with a growing number of fleets applying.

If you think your fleet has what it takes to be a Top Fleet Employer, Trucking HR Canada encourages you to apply and join other fleets that shine a positive light on the trucking industry, and help showcase this industry as a great place to work.

Applications for 2017 will open November 1, 2016.

For more information on the Top Fleet Employers program, visit www.truckinghr.com.


Moving a 300ton Linkbelt to Colorado

In August of 2016 #teamtriton started a new project moving a 300 ton Linkbelt Crawler Crane from Pemberton, BC to Commerce City, CO. The challenge on this project was not the size or weights of the loads. The real problem was the location of the job site which was located north of Pemberton, BC. A remote, gravel, forest service road stretching over 50 miles.

The Loads:

The superstructure of the crane came in at 115,000 lbs and required a 10 axle double drop. With 8 step deck and 3 flat deck loads of counterweight and boom sections to go with it. The total weight of transported material exceeded 620,000 lbs.

The Challenge:

Disassembled and stored on the side of the forest service road is never where you want to hear your loads are!! But that’s where the Linkbelt was waiting. Meaning trucks were loading on an active forest service road that could only be closed for short periods of time throughout the day. There was no place to stage equipment after loading. Once loaded and out of the wilderness the much bigger challenge was — Move it and Deliver it in 7 days total from the start of loading. As the crane was required to be re-assembled and working in Colorado the following week.

The Solution:

Using our BC based local fleet who were familiar with the area, we positioned our trucks every morning in Pemberton, BC. Once there they were directed to site, as required, by the client each day. This ensured that unnecessary congestion and road issues were avoided from the very beginning.  The loads were brought back to our Chilliwack yard by the local fleet, where they were turned over to our North American Deck Division. (check them out here: http://tritontransport.com/services/north-american-deck-division/). The Deck Division managed the furtherance to Commerce City, CO. This was done to ensure that timelines were met, and the loads received in the correct order to accommodate our clients assembly needs.

The Result:

 All loads delivered on time and on budget, with one happy client.

We may not be the carrier for every object or every load, no carrier is. But when a project calls for a unique solution to meet your company’s needs, the team at Triton Transport are the ones to call. With the experience and diversity across all modes of transport our sales and project teams can handle just about anything thrown their way. No load and no project is too challenging to be solved.

Give one of our sales or project team members a call next time you have an opportunity, they can all be found here: http://tritontransport.com/contact/.

 

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Why Heavy Truck Haul Takes a Specialized Company

heavy haul trucksWith facilities in Canada, Triton Transport provides specialty transportation throughout North America. In addition to short mobile equipment moves between job sites, the firm has years of experience performing multi-load international heavy haul projects.
Heavy haulers are often required to transport over-sized, overweight or over length equipment. Such specialized loads and equipment might include construction equipment, aircraft, boats, or cranes. It can be among the most precious of cargo and it takes specialist knowledge to be able to this efficiently, legally, and safely.

Large loads add to the complexity of any haul. Because of this, heavy haul trucking demands a level of specialization. Triton has the expertise of managers, dispatchers, owner/operators and drivers to handle clients’ extensive transportation needs safely, within budget and on time. Our expertise extends to heavy truck maintenance and repair with fully licensed welders, able to handle any fabricating needs in addition to custom truck rig ups.

Our growing fleet can be customized for each move. It takes an expert team to organize the permits, escorts and support that may be needed in each case. Years of experience means that we can do this to a schedule and without incident.

A specialist team such as ours is not only in the business of offering transportation but of providing transportation solutions. We can handle the demands of heavy haul and put together the right equipment and the right team for each job.

Looking after over-sized and specialized cargo requires specialist skills. When choosing a company for your specific heavy haul trucking needs in Canada and across the North America, look for a reliable team that understands all it means to be involved in specialty transportation.

Heavy Truck Repairs at Inconvenient Times – What are The Options?

heavy truck repairNothing like having a truck break down, or suddenly needing a part that’s not readily available. What about a breakdown when your rig is fully loaded? Is there anything worse than that?

You do have options. There are some things you can do to keep your big rig running smoothly. With Triton Truck & Trailer Repair, you can be assured of 24/7 heavy truck repair. Night or day, rain or shine, there is a service truck fully equipped and on its way to help you out in any breakdown situation.

We handle all jobs, the smallest repairs, right up to any variety of large-scale situations. You never know when something needs repairing, and we know how important it is to get to you, wherever you are.

Keep in mind that after years of wear and tear, any truck will always be in need of continual maintenance. In order to avoid the bigger headaches of heavy truck maintenance at inconvenient times, you can be assured of our mobile truck repair or you can avail yourself with a great fleet maintenance program. With fleet maintenance, you won’t have the constant worry that a truck you just sent on its way won’t make it to its destination and back again. Your trucks are maintained and repaired before they hit the road. This way, at the end of the day, you’ll end up saving money and time knowing that you’ll be able to deliver your load according to schedule without delay or unexpected required maintenance.

You don’t want to depend on just anyone for heavy truck repairs in North America. Our customizable individual fleet maintenance programs will fit every time schedule and budget. Best of all, they will keep your heavy trucks running at top performance.

Because there is never a convenient time for a truck breakdown. Our crew of experienced repair shop and mobile truck repair will get you on your way quickly.

What It Takes To Be A Heavy Haul Operator

What It Takes To Be A Heavy Haul Operator

Heavy haul operators are in charge of driving large loads around the country and are in demand more than ever before. The job description of a heavy haul operator might sound appealing to those who love the open road, like to drive big trucks and work independently. If this sounds like you, becoming a heavy haul driver might just be what you’re looking for. If this is a career path you’ve considered taking, then continue reading to see if you’ve got what it takes to become a heavy haul truck driver.

It’s important to note that most heavy haul drivers are in charge of loading and unloading the cargo on their truck. You will be told where the delivery must be made and given a delivery date but you also might be responsible for figuring out your own route. As a truck driver, you will be expected to know all traffic laws and regulations and you will be responsible for maintaining your vehicle and making sure it is safe to drive on the road.

As a truck driver you will spend a lot of time alone and for long periods of time. You have to be ok with driving alone without stopping for long distances and if you have a family, you will have to be ok with being away from them for possibly long periods of time. Depending on your dispatcher, you might be able to coordinate a schedule of your choosing but depending on the location of your delivery and how many deliveries need to be made, you could be on the road for a few days or a few weeks.

You do not need to have a college degree in order to become a heavy haul operator, however, most companies will require you to have at least a high school diploma. You will also be required to get a Commercial Driver’s License which consists of both a knowledge and driving test.

It Doesn’t Have To Be Complicated – Heavy Haul Logistics Company

Complicated Heavy Haul Moves require the right equipment and experience to get the delivery done safely, on time and on budget. Triton Transport’s heavy haul logistics professionals are skilled at hauling and transporting over-sized, over-weight, detailed pieces of expensive machinery, massive mining and construction vehicles in addition to industrial equipment to local and remote regions with difficult terrain or transportation conditions. Their years of road experience means the client can relax while the move is handled with care and attention to details.

Tried

From the moment clients connect with the sales department who will provide a detailed quote, to the moment when the client signs off on the delivery, Triton’s team of experts will provide top quality customer service and keep the client informed of all the steps along the way. When clients’ invest in Triton to move complicated heavy haul freight in Canada or North America, they can rest assured that the trusted staff will go above and beyond to fully understand all aspects involved to protect the valuable cargo every step of the way from tundra and mountains to ocean freight docks and city work sites or company yards.

Trusted

When the route travelled, the item being hauled or a great number of items all need to arrive on site and on time provides a significant challenge from point A to point B, clients can trust that the trained, tested and certified drivers and crews who load and off load the haul will have the knowledge and experience to accomplish the successful move. With offices based out of Edmonton in Northern BC and Chilliwack in Southern BC, the range of deliveries includes all of continental North America. No matter if the transportation requires lengthy loads requiring extra-long chassis up to 80 feet and/or heavy haul freight up to 165,000 lbs of payload, Triton has and can moved it all.

True

Utilizing tandem and tri-drive tractors and multi-axle trailers including 7 to 13 axle chassis, Triton can provide a range of inspected and accredited, well maintained, fleet vehicles. If the angles and curves of the yard or road are a challenge, they will make use of the 32 – 48 wheeler steering dolly trailers to manipulate the tight corners and turns. Have a look at the photo gallery on our website of some of the complicated heavy haul freight we have moved for satisfied customers recently then give a call to our project management or sales dept for more information.

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Oversize Load – What You Should Do When You See An Oversized Load On A Road Near You

Loads that might be considered oversize include trucks carrying construction machinery such as cranes, pre-built homes, containers, or construction elements like beams, generators or propellers.

Before seeing an oversize load, you may see a car or 4-wheel drive vehicle ahead, which is called a pilot vehicle, an escort car or a flag car. Its role is to warn drivers of the approach of an oversize load, evaluate the safety of the route and keep the truck driver informed of the road conditions ahead. The car will have flashing lights, flags and/or a sign to indicate that an oversized load is on its way.

Safety and consideration are the watchwords when sharing the road with oversize loads.

Be prepared

Upon seeing an escort car or the oversize load itself, be prepared to move over, slow down, and stop. A pilot vehicle may signal you to slow down or warn you to pull off the road.

Be patient

Many drivers grow impatient when their journey is slowed by oversize loads and/or when there are few passing opportunities. Stay safe by not taking unnecessary risks.

An oversize load may well require both lanes on roundabouts, so leave plenty of room for the truck to maneuver.

Be cautious

In addition to remembering that loaded trucks have a longer braking distance than cars, consider the potential gain, safety and legality of overtaking. Ask yourself how far it is to the next designated overtaking lane and consider the unusual length and/or width of the vehicle ahead.

If you decide to overtake, maintain a safe following distance, make sure that you have enough room to safely complete the maneuver, remember to indicate and check that no-one is trying to overtake YOU. Be prepared to retreat to your former position in the event of a miscalculation or an unexpected road event. If you cannot see the truck driver in their mirrors they are unable to see you.

Pull in when you can see the headlights of the oversize load in your rearview mirror.