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January 23, 2013

Next generation of forestry workers honing skills in Port Alberni

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Project-based learning in Port Alberni is giving high school kids a headstart in forestry.

January 23, 2013

Premier Clark Rides Heritage Logging Truck at TLA Convention

January 18, 2013, Victoria – Premier Clark has always been a staunch supporter of BC’s coastal forest industry. So she happily accepted an opportunity for a quick ride in a heritage off-highway logging truck, built in the mid-1960s by Hayes Manufacturing in Vancouver, before speaking at the Truck Logger Association’s annual convention.
The truck, beautifully restored by Al Williamson, a second-generation log hauler and owner of Carlyn Bulldozing, was built to MacMillan Bloedel’s specifications. It was showcased internationally at Montreal’s Expo ’67 and then spent thirty years hauling logs in Vancouver Island’s Copper Canyon.
This truck has a V12 Detroit engine with 450 horsepower, considered substantial at the time, and a gross vehicle weight of 214,000 lbs. It pulled a 20,000 lbs trailer and had a combined length of approximately 55 feet. This truck also has chrome accessories which is unusual in an off-highway logging truck and lends it even greater distinction.
The TLA (Truck Loggers Association) represents 425 independent forest contractors and their suppliers operating on the coast of British Columbia. Our membership supports 15,000 workers and, along with other independent contractors, accounts for close to 90% of the trees harvested on the coast. The TLA promotes a thriving, sustainable coastal forest industry in BC.
Photos by: Brian Dennehy
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For more information: 
Brenda Martin, Director of Communications, The Truck Loggers Association
Phone: 604.339.7554  ◦  Email:   ◦   Twitter: @truckloggerBC    ◦   Website:

January 17, 2013

Press Release: Harvesting the AAC, not log exports, should be government’s focus

Minister Thomson announced some changes to BC's log export policy at the TLA convention this morning. Read the TLA's response in our press release: Harvesting the AAC, not log exports, should be government’s focus
January 15, 2013

Today's Trucking: “I’m a Lumber Truck and I’m Okay!”

Today's Trucking magazine wrote a great article about the TLA convention. It starts tomorrow!
January 10, 2013

TLA 2011/2012 Annual Report Available Now

The TLA's annual report for the 2011/2012 financial year has just been published. Take a look and find out what the TLA has accomplished over the past year.