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Is your boat or RV stored across the Canada-USA border during this COVID-19 pandemic?

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The Canada-USA international border has been temporarily closed to non-essential traffic for a number of weeks now to reduce the spread of COVID-19 between our two nations. Health officials are calling on governments on both sides of the border to extended the deadline to the end of summer. Yet, vacation time is upon us now. With travel restrictions in place, many BC province residents and Washington state residents are looking to take to the outdoors and enjoy their own beautiful backyard. Unfortunately, for some of these residents, this is no longer a possibility due to the border restrictions. This is because each year they would commonly visit British Columbia or Washington State as somewhat of a tradition, with some even buying or leasing vacation properties there and wintering their recreational vehicles (RV), such as a motorhome, travel trailer or fifth wheel, and storing their pleasure crafts, such as a fishing boat, speed boat, sport boat or sea-doo. With the non-essential travel restrictions in place, this means that these residents will be unable to retrieve their RVs or boats to enjoy them for the summer.

As a result, over the past few weeks, we have had a number of requests asking if we, as a commercial transporter, can cross into the USA and retrieve their RV or boat for them. The answer is yes! Our transportation services take us from Canada into the USA and back again everyday, where it is deemed an essential service. Our company’s transportation network is a small part of the global supply chain that services British Columbia, Alberta, Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana businesses and residents everyday. Our CDL drivers are deemed as essential workers, that is, those allowed to cross the border for commercial activity as long as they follow COVID-19 procedures and self-isolate when not on active duty or when at home.

This means that we can take on commercial service contracts with Canadian and American businesses and residents to transport their goods for them as a service. Driving a motorhome, towing an RV, a travel trailer, a fifth wheel, a fishing boat, a speed boat, a sport boat, or sea-doo all qualifies as long as we are contracted to do so. We use commercially registered pickup trucks and highway tractors driven by CDL operators to locate your item, connect to it, clear the border and haul it to your designated location. We have already helped out a few residents with great success.

If you are interested in this form of cross-border local towing service, or pick up and delivery service from the BC border to Washington state, or Washington border to the Province of British Columbia, please consider this list of what we will need from you:

  • Address of the pick up location
  • Codes, key fobs and keys to open gates, doors, alarms to access your RV or boat
  • Proof of ownership (title, registrations, etc)
  • Valid registration and active insurance
  • Keys for pin locks and wheel locks to be able to connect to and to tow
  • Keys to door locks and compartment locks for potential inspection purposes at the border
  • Trailer hitch ball size requirement
  • Trailer weight
  • Any other instructions you may think that we need

If you contract our company to haul your RV or boat back home, we will need go the commercial border clearance office on your behalf to “import” the boat or RV while proving that it is already registered and owned and tax paid in its own respective country. No duties, taxes or fees are paid to CBSA or CBP at the border. Afterwards, we can either haul your RV or boat to your home or another storage location, or to a nearby parking lot to allow you to connect to it and complete the trip yourself. It really is that simple!

Don’t let COVID-19 spoil your vacation plans this summer. Contact us today to arrange for your recreational vehicles, trailers and boats to be rescued and brought back home so you may enjoy them all summer long!

Links:

https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/canada-us-border-closure-extended-august-1.5648879

https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/canada-u-s-border-rules-and-restrictions-covid-19-travel-1.5619268 

Updated July 23, 2020

Should You Bother Getting a Dash Cam?

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We have all experienced it.

You’re cruising through traffic, everything seems to be going fine. Out of no where someone cuts in front of you, causing you to slam on your breaks and barely escape ramming them. While in this scenario no one was hurt, the next time you may not be as fortunate.
Is there anything you can do to stop these idiot drivers?

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C-TPAT Training

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We all know how the world changed after the September 2001 terrorist attacks. If you’ve vacationed across the border lately, you no doubt noticed all the layers of security in place. But what about the constant movement of cargo travelling across the border? How do we know the goods we move haven’t been compromised of brought across illegally? This is where C-TPAT comes into play.

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Looking Back at 2015

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As we move forward into this new year we can’t help but look back at 2015 with appreciation over what we have achieved. We faced many challenges during 2015, but along with these challenges came opportunities. Let’s look back over the past year to see what it looked like, so that we can understand the challenges and appreciate the opportunities that came from them. Reflecting on these prepares us for what we may face during the rest of this year. What were some of these challenges, opportunities and statistics? What opportunities do we expect for the coming year?

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Driving the Food Industry!?!

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On Tuesday, August 20th, 2013, T&P Trucking accepted a contract to move a shipment from La Habra, CA, USA to Delta, BC, Canada. This was no ordinary shipment. This was a masterpiece of machinery to be used in the food industry which also happened to be well over 9 feet tall, finished with stainless steel and valued at $365,000.00! Finally, it was to be delivered by Friday at Noon in order to meet a crane and installation team; Any delay would mean wasting the Customer’s valuable time and money.

How did we handle the transporting of this?

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