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.


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.


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.


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.


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.

Regular Light Maintenance

The Importance of Checking All Your Light Systems With Regular Light Maintenance

Light systems are vitally important to the maintenance of every truck. Without properly functioning light systems you run the risk of getting into serious trouble on the road. If you are unable to see the environment around you due to faulty lights, you could get into a major accident, injuring or killing yourself or others. Regular light maintenance on your truck and trailer is a mandatory practice in the transport industry.


Faulty light systems are also a problem when it comes to safety and regulation compliance. Trucks need to be lit up to be on the road, and if your light system suddenly fails, you could end up with a large fine, leading to lost time and money for you and your business.



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How can you avoid these issues? Instead of waiting for your lights to fail and dealing with emergency repairs, schedule regular light maintenance with the Triton Truck & Trailer Repair Shop. Regularly inspecting your light system will reveal issues that can be dealt with while they are still small, instead of waiting for larger problems to occur.


Having your light systems regularly inspected will save you money over the long run. Replacing and repairing aspects of your system on a non-emergent basis allows you and your truck repair team to have options instead of needing to scramble for a quick fix. It also ensures that you will not be surprised by a regulation or safety issue on the road, as you will have confidence that your lights are in good shape.


Regular light maintenance is just as important as any other inspection and repair work on your truck. Consider your light systems as integral as the engine – unless it is in good shape, you should not drive. Talk to one of the qualified mechanics at the Triton Transport Truck & Repair Shop about setting up a light system inspection and maintenance schedule.

Doing the impossible is kind of fun!

In July of 2014 Sonic Enclosures of Delta, BC was approached to build 7 buildings for a pair of new oil sands projects in Fort McMurray, Alberta. The catch was that for Sonic to be able to be competitive in the bidding process, they had to be able to ship the units at the size and weights required by the end user. The original design required for the buildings, was for them to come in at 70’ Long x 16’6” Wide x 14’6” High weighing in at 160,000lbs! This  weight that was too heavy for BC highways and wouldn’t have been possible. But for us – doing the impossible is kind of fun!

In August of 2014, Sonic brought Triton in to discuss the feasibility of the project and how it would be possible for the units to be shipped. After dozens of meetings, weeks of re-designs and countless moments where it didn’t seem possible (at some point someone suggested chartering an Antonov airplane to fly them there) a transportation plan was developed that made it feasible for Sonic to win the bid and guarantee transport feasibility.

The plan called for Sonic to complete the building to its full size and then remove two portions of the internal structure of the building. This way, the buildings would be light enough to be shipped through British Columbia to our Edmonton, Alberta facility. The buildings would still have the same dimensions, 70’ L x 16’6” W x 14’6” H but they would be reduced to a weight of 130,000lbs, (which was the determined maximum in British Columbia.) Our expanding perimeter frame 13 axle (Eleanor) would be utilized to transport all of the buildings to Edmonton where they would be unloaded via crane.

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Once the first two buildings had arrived in Edmonton, Triton would move the components that Sonic had removed from the buildings to Edmonton and Sonic would mobilize one of their fabrication teams to complete the re-assembly in Alberta.

With the significantly higher weight tolerance allowed in Alberta it would be no issue to move the buildings at there full weight from Edmonton to there final destination near Fort McMurray, AB.

Each building required 2 days of re-assembly, with Sonic utilizing Triton’s facility to complete the re-integration and inspection of the removed components.

When complete, the buildings, now back to their full 160,000lbs weight, would be loaded onto a hydraulic platform trailer (Karolina) and shipped to site for final delivery.

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What this project proves is that with the right amount of determination, and a client who is willing to do what is necessary, even a project that initially seemed impossible can be completed.

With the right equipment, the right people and the right plan anything is possible.

2 buildings down, 5 to go in early 2016!

Special mention to our Drivers Scott Lovell and Chris Southgate and Triton Pilot Cars: Sam Waldner and Randall Bell.

10 Ways to Workout Without Equipment


Home Fitness – 10 Ways to Workout Without Equipment

Wouldn’t it be wonderful to be able to afford all of that fancy equipment found in the professional gyms?  Well, as nice as it sounds, it just isn’t an option for most people.  And since exercise is so important, you need exercises that are effective and don’t require any equipment at all.

To make these exercises even more fun and keep your momentum going, you can blast music while you’re working out, watch your favourite television program or invite a friend, co-worker or even a neighbour over to join you and keep you on track and accountable with your fitness goals.

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10 great exercises that you can do at home, without any equipment:

1. Walking – If the weather is nice, it’s wonderful to get outside and enjoy the scenery around you while you exercise.  However, if the weather has other ideas, you can just as easily get an effective walking workout at home.  If you have a flight of stairs, go up and down them a few times.  (You could even grab a load of laundry as you’re going that way anyway!)  This will help to tone up your legs, while getting some low impact aerobic exercise as well.  If you don’t have any stairs available, just walk around the house a few times – it may not be very exciting, but it will do the j

2.  Jumping Jacks – These are always fun, as they bring back memories of being a kid!  Who hasn’t done jumping jacks for fun as a child?  Well, surprise – they are also great cardio exercises, and good for warming up, too.

3. Pushups – These are probably not the most favourite exercise of many people, but while they can be hard to do, you can find easier ways to do them.  You don’t need to pretend you’re “Rocky”, and do them with one hand; just do what works for you.  Do them on your knees, instead of keeping your legs straight.  Or, do them standing up against a wall.  You will be building up arm strength and working out muscles in your chest area.

4. Leg Lifts – These are great for building up strength and muscles in your legs.  If you find it hard to do the exercises with your legs straight, try bending them slightly.

wall crunches5. Crunches – The best exercise for building up and strengthening abdominal muscles.  When you’re just getting started, don’t worry about getting your head all the way up.  So long as you’re going up until you feel the stretching of the muscles, you will see some benefit.

6. Jogging In Place – Jogging is a great exercise for your heart.  You can jog in place at home while watching TV or listening to music.  The only equipment you will require is a good pair of shoes, to eliminate any stress to your legs.

7. Squats – These are wonderful exercises for your legs and buttocks.  You can even just try these by sitting and standing up again from a regular chair, if you’re finding them to be too difficult.  As long as you’re able to do a few repetitions, you will be providing some benefit to your body.

8. Light Weight Lifting – No, you don’t need to go out and buy expensive weights for this!  Just use whatever you can find in your house.  Start out with something lighter, such as a can of peas, and work yourself up to heavier items.  You can use milk jugs, laundry detergent bottles or even water jugs.

9. Dancing – Dancing is a wonderful exercise, which is great for your heart.  Not only that, but it can lift your spirits as well, and give your overall feeling a boost.

10. Step Exercises – Using the steps in your home, you can do repetitions which will tone your leg muscles.  (Just remember to be careful!)


Getting some exercise is important, but you don’t need to go out and join a gym, paying a large amount in membership fees each month.  You don’t even need the expensive equipment in order to give your body an effective workout.  Use what you have in your house, and work out in the comfort of your home.  You will be more likely to keep up with the exercises when you’re comfortable, so just get up and start exercising!

What factors should you consider when selecting a large haul carrier?

Factors to Consider when Selecting a Large Haul Carrier

When you’re preparing to ship large and heavy equipment, they are many factors that you need to consider. We get asked these questions all the time, so we thought you would find it useful to know all that’s involved in our quoting process.

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Heavy Haul Trucking Companies ship items that don’t fit on standard flatbed trailers; this type of freight is commonly referred to as Over-Dimensional or Over-Weight. Large Hauls require special considerations due to transportation regulations on size and weight restrictions. Shipping bulldozers, cranes, tractors, or other heavy industrial or farm equipment requires a specialized hauler.

The first step in shipping heavy equipment is to have accurate dimensions and weight that you can provide to the transporter. These can help the transporter determine the type of trailer needed, and if any special considerations need to be made. You can consult your owner’s manual for more information regarding your equipment’s specific dimensions and weight.

Once you have the dimensions, you can then consider your various heavy equipment shipping options. Your equipment may be towed, shipped on a flatbed, or it may require a special trailer. We often fabricate special equipment to suite specific loads. If your cargo requires International shipping as well, then presents a whole new set of decisions as well. Carefully research your options and choose one that will work for you.


Your next step is selecting a transportation company. Heavy equipment hauling can be a difficult task, and it is vitally important to choose a company that specializes in heavy haul loads.

Working with an experienced broker can help take some of the guesswork out of the shipping process, while working directly with a business or an owner/operator can allow you to be more involved in the process and can often result in more personalized service.

Before the day of the move, you will need to prepare your equipment for transportation. Take steps to make sure that your equipment will arrive safely and is prepared for any adverse weather and road conditions it may encounter in transit. You might need to make special preparations for overweight or oversized equipment. Work with your service provider to acquire all necessary permits for the day of the move.

What is the value of the piece of equipment to your shipping? All legal carriers are required to have a certain amount of insurance, but you may need to purchase more in order to be properly protected. When purchasing heavy equipment freight insurance, make sure you know what your policy covers and how to make a claim should the need arise.

Shipping heavy equipment does not have to be such a heavy burden. A little research and preparation can go a long way toward ensuring a smooth, trouble free shipping experience. It is important to select a carrier that is experienced in heavy haul freight. Triton has been moving heavy haul freight for over 20 years. We move hundreds of loads every year, and know what it takes to get the job done right, on time every time! Enjoy peace of mind knowing that Triton is the safest and most secure way to ship.

From facilities in Chilliwack BC and Edmonton, AB Triton Transport’s heavy haul fleet operates throughout Canada and the continental United States.

At Triton we are proud to operate one of the industries most modern fleets giving us the ability to meet your specific needs by putting together a configuration of equipment to match any load. From the most eco-friendly tractors on the road to having a wide range of modular, versatile trailers Triton Transport is prepared for just about any load.

We combine our experienced, skilled and safe operators with a modern, versatile fleet of equipment so that we can provide the most competitive, efficient and safe transportation solutions in the market. Our over the highway heavy haul fleet is capable of providing transportation solutions from standard legal freight to 165,000lbs pay load and can also haul supported loads up to 80’ long.

Contact Justin Cheverie to see what solutions we can provide.

For loads beyond these parameters please contact our Project Management division .


Oktoberfest Health Challenge!

You are all invited to join your JHSC in a Health and Wellness walking challenge.

The challenge is from Oct 1-31st . We have chosen an Oktoberfest theme to walk the beautiful countryside along the Rhine River in Germany – from Frankfurt to Bonn.

Thank you to all who have registered. Please send your updates to Sarah or myself to track your progress for you. We will update and email all the participants the tracking sheet every week. You can send them to us daily or weekly – whichever works best for you. If you carry your iPhone with you there is already a health app on your phone, but there are plenty of pedometer or step apps for free for all the different kinds of smart phones. Or, for around $10 you can buy a pedometer you hook onto your belt if that’s easier. The idea is to keep it simple and get in motion! You may be surprised by how many (or how few) steps you actually take in a day!

EVERY SINGLE STEP counts towards a healthier you, so even if you just want to record your daily steps and be part of the challenge we welcome all participation! If you are trying to complete the challenge, you should know that the trip is 156 KM so you will need to average 6000 steps or about 5KM per day. We have decided that we will also give credit to anyone who is a bicyclist or swimmer and steps will be calculated as follows:

  • For every KM bicycled, we will give you 300 steps
  • For every 100 M swam, we will award you 475 steps
  • We are using 1250 steps as one KM to do our calculations.


Oh and yes, there are incentive prizes – though truthfully the greatest reward is a healthier you! So on behalf of your entire Joint Health and Safety Committee I encourage your participation to join us on this journey!


Lisa McConnell

Safety & Compliance Manager

Here’s the form if you still need it triton walking challenge


Here are some Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About Oktoberfest!

Known for it’s buxom beer maids and bearded men wearing lederhosen, here are soem facts about the legendary annual German event that are certainly worth toasting.

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It’s not a beer festival

“Wuuuuhat”? Contrary to popular belief, Oktoberfest – or “Wiesn”, to the locals – is not a beer festival, but the anniversary celebration of the wedding between Bavarian Crown Prince Ludwig and his wife, Princess Therese of Saxony-Hildburghausen. When the love birds hitched in 1810, the royals commemorated the event with a public party where not a single drop of the liquid gold was spilled! It wasn’t until 1819 that the horse races were replaced by beer vendors. Despite their initial prudence, you’ll still find doting monarchists today raising a stein (“krug” in German) in honor of the old lord and lady who made it all possible.

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Oktoberfest doesn’t serve beer…

Another mind-boggling fact to get your weary head around, the festival doesn’t serve ‘beer’, per se, but the appropriately named Oktoberfestbier. Served in 13 huge drinking tents, and made by just six Munich-based breweries, these special tipples are unique to the event, and calling them anything less than their given namesake could see you in trouble with the devoted local patrons.
It has an alternative side…
Believe it or not, there’s much more to Oktoberfest than booze. Music is a very important factor in the celebrations, with every alcohol tent featuring brass bands playing a mix of reworked chart hits from the likes of the Black Eyed Peas alongside traditional German Oompah classics. If a song and dance isn’t your thing, you can head for the Armbrustschützenzelt tent. A popular pavilion for locals and internationals alike, you can spend your time inside drinking Paulaner brewhouse’s Oktoberfestbier, devouring a succulent knuckle of pork and practicing your bow and arrow skills in the annual crossbow competition.
Oktoberfest has attracted between 5 and 7 million visitors each year during the last decade. Statistics say that roughly 70% of visitors to Oktoberfest in Munich come from Bavaria, 15 % from the rest of Germany and 15% from European countries, the US, Australia and Canada.

Survival of the strongest

Not only are they exclusive to the party, these VIBs (Very Important Beers) pack a punch. Served in the classic 1-liter beer stein, the average Oktoberfestbier delivers a whopping 6% ABV, making these golden-amber lagers stronger than your average brew. Nevertheless, these strong beers are consumed in their olympic-sized pool load – with 6.4 million litres bought at last year’s event.

No drinking without consent

You’d think that this behemoth of a beer celebration would be a bit of an anything goes affair, but you’d be wrong. Drinking at Oktoberfest can only commence when the master of ceremonies – the mayor of Munich – cracks open the first barrel of beer, proclaiming ‘O’ zapft is’ (‘It’s tapped!’).
The Oktoberfest “tents” are huge halls made from steel and wood. They are erected only for the Octoberfest, and then removed from the Wiesn. There are 14 large tents with seats for up to 10,000 people, inside and outside. Then there are about 18 smaller tents with seats for a few hundred guests. In summary, there more than 100,000 seats at Oktoberfest in Germany.

It doesn’t start in October

What’s in a name? Not much it seems, as this legendary autumn event doesn’t even start in October! Over the years there’s been a shift to an earlier, hopefully sunnier mid-September start, with the whole festival starting this year on September 19th, and it finished on October 4th, when 12 riflemen sounded a salute on the steps of the Bavaria Statue.

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Drink to your good health!

The reason why Oktoberfest has become such an important and popular Munich landmark is not out of mere hedonism, but necessity. Southern Bavaria was once notorious for its awful fresh water supply, so to avoid cholera, the plague and other such nasty ailments, locals would wet their whistles with the safer, arguably tastier alternative of beer. Water purification has come on leaps and bounds since the 19th century, but that’s not to say that some traditions are worth keeping nonetheless. So, drink to your good health, or ‘zum Wohl!’ as the locals shout!
Paris Hilton is permanently banned from Oktoberfest
While drinkers as young as 14 can join the party if accompanied by an adult, the security are known for their no-nonsense approach to safeguarding the celebration. A selection of handsy over-drinkers are banned each year, but top of the notoriety list is the hotel heiress.

Dressed in her skimpiest Bavarian ‘dirndl’ (the traditional Oktoberfest dress), the American socialite showed up to the 2006 to promote a brand of canned wine, without any sort of prior arrangement with the Oktoberfest organizers. After some sizeable and intoxicated public outrage, Paris was banished from ever returning to the party.
Entry to the Oktoberfest grounds (Wiesn) is free and you do not need to pay to go into the tents. The most expensive beer is sold at the Bratwurst Hall for 10.40€ for one liter.  The cheapest beer can be found at the Vinzenz Murr Metzgerstuben Tent for a straight 10€.

It’s a surprisingly kid-friendly zone

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Over recent years, organizers for the festival have tried to steer away from the image of the world’s most popular watering hole to a more family friendly extravaganza. The carnival aspect has always been a big deal at Oktoberfest, but now it’s bigger than ever, with a Ferris wheel, roller coasters, games and traditional Bavarian parades open to people of all ages, shapes and varying degrees of drunkenness.