T&P Trucking, Ltd.

Latest Entries

Update on COVID-19 Coronavirus

Categories: News

Update March 19, 2020

Our company has taken a few steps to prevent the spread of viruses in our office. We have reduced the number of persons working in the office by sending some employees to work from a remote location. We have also has posted new prevention procedures for visitors, and internal staff responsibilities, in order to prevent the spread of viruses. 

We are ready and willing to close our office and work from home should the spread of COVID-19 continue at an aggressive pace, or should the governments order all businesses to close and citizens to shelter in place.


Update March 18, 2020

The Canadian and US governments have both announced a unilateral closure of the Canada-USA border to all non-essential traffic. This does not include commercial traffic, although commercial drivers are being told to self-isolate if they have returned from affected zones in the USA. Many shippers and receivers on both sides of the border have changed they procedures in how they handle commercial drivers visiting their locations, and we have asked our drivers to abide by all the programs that are in place.


Update March 17, 2020

The Canadian government has instructed non-essential businesses to close if they cannot meet the social distancing requirements. Restaurants, bars, places of worship, and other public spaces must close to prevent social gatherings. We will adjust our operations to abide by this.


Update March 16, 2020

The Canadian government has closed the border to visitors to Canada who are not US or Canadian residents. However, they have stated that commercial traffic will be unaffected. Our office and fleet will remain fully operational. We are taking steps to sanitize our office and surrounding areas and are prepared to transition to working remotely if the need arises. We are asking our drivers to abide by the temporary policies set in place by our customers that they visit.

The State of Washington announced a state-wide ban on all gatherings over 50 persons in attendance, and has closed all public social/lounge spaces such as movie theaters, restaurants, and coffee shops. Grocery stores, fuel stations, banks and other necessary amenities will remain open. We ask all our drivers to follow temporary procedures set up by our customers at their shipping and receiving locations that they visit.


T & P Trucking is aware of and continually monitoring the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic in North America. We are currently planning procedures and an updated statement regarding this issue.

Currently, we will remain open and fully operational. Should we need to, we will transition to working remotely in order to prevent the spread of illnesses and to safeguard our team members. We will take all precautionary measures necessary to ensure the safety of our employees, drivers, customers and the public.

We recommend that all employees and drivers implement the following hygene practices always in their day to day activities to prevent the spread of sickness and disease:

  • Wash or disinfect your hands thoroughly and regularly
  • Avoid touching your face, eyes, nose, mouth with anything but clean hands, clean paper or cloth towels.
  • Regularly disinfect your work spaces and work equipment with an alcohol based cleaning solution
  • Avoid close contact with those who are exhibiting signs or symptoms of illness
  • If you are feeling run down or showing signs of sickness, stay at home and get needed rest

We will continue to monitor the government agencies for updates regarding this pandemic and if we need to take further action. We will update you further as we learn more. Thank you!

Samuel Pattison

Director

Sam Pattison

 

 

BC Government Announces Interim Business Property Tax Relief Program

Categories: Articles, News
Tags: , ,

On Monday February 24, 2020, the BC government announced the new Interim Business Property Tax Relief program that will be effective for the next 5 years. This interim program will allow local governments to provide immediate property tax relief for the 2020 tax year. This relief will apply to small businesses, like ours at T & P Trucking, that are struggling with high lease costs as a result of years of rapidly increasing property values.

Read the complete article…

Safety is no Accident

COR Certificate
Categories: News
Tags: ,

If you have been following our blogs or our Instagram account then you know how much emphasis the T&P team puts on safety. That is why we were so excited to receive an award from the Trucking Safety Council of BC recognizing our efforts. While we didn’t do it for the rewards or recognition, we’re sure you’ll agree that it’s always nice when someone recognizes and appreciates your work.

Read the complete article…

How to be a Healthy Truck Driver

Categories: Articles
Tags: ,

Every truck driver knows how important their truck is. Without it their vacations and livelihood could suffer. So they take the time to look after it, making sure it receives proper care and maintenance. They want their rig to perform at its best and stay running for years to come.
However, taking care of your truck is only half the battle. You also need to take care of yourself! For someone whose spends most of his or her time on the road, this is no easy task. If you search online, you’ll find articles detailing the top 10, 25, or even 50 ways to stay healthy as a truck driver.
50 ways?!
Health is important, but who is going to remember 50 different methods? How about 6?
We’ve gone through these mega lists and cut it down to a 6 step process to keep your mind and body performing at their best. (Hint: it’s a lot easier than you think)

Read the complete article…

Do Truck Drivers Need More Training?

Categories: News

You’ve likely seen a semi truck making a tight turn or difficult maneuver, and think “Wow, those drivers are skilled. They must have a lot of training!” True, there are thousands of trained, experienced, and professional truck drivers. But is this always the case?
The findings of this CBC News investigation may surprise you.

Read the complete article…

Holiday Hours November 11

Categories: News
Tags: ,

 

 

 

Our office will be mostly closed on Monday November 11 for Remembrance Day in Canada. We will have a few employees available on that day.

Elise Lefevre (elisel@tandptrucking.com) in Canada will be available on call on Monday November 11 to service our customers and drivers alike.

Ryan Foran (ryanf@tandptrucking.com) in the USA will also be available all day for point to point USA customers and shipments.

Have a great long weekend!

Sam Pattison
President
T & P Trucking

Holiday Hours

Categories: News
Tags: ,

We will be mostly closed on Monday, July 1st in observance of Canada Day. If you require any assistance you can still reach us as there will be some support staff available.
We will be fully open again on Tuesday, July 2nd.
We hope you all have a fun and safe weekend!

Read the complete article…

Holiday Hours

Categories: News
Tags: ,

We will be mostly closed on May 20th for Victoria day, with just a few support staff available. We will be fully open again on Tuesday May 21st.

We want everyone to have a safe long weekend and enjoy the weather. If you’re planning some outdoor activities, the weather doesn’t look too terrible.
During your weekend activities keep an eye open for a rare Full Blue Moon, it should be fully visible on April 19th.

Read the complete article…

Attracting Millennials to Trucking

Categories: Articles

“What do you want to be when you grow up?”. We have probably all been asked that at some point in our life.
Can you think back to what your answer was? Was it to be a truck driver? Maybe, but we doubt it. Long haul trucking is not something many kids think of as a future job.

Why would someone want to be a truck driver? Freedom from the office? Higher earnings? Being your own boss? These sound like great reasons to us, yet there are many trucking companies that are facing the growing struggle of attracting millennials to the trucking industry. Let’s see why and what each trucking company can do to change that.

Read the complete article…