Campbell River Terminal Moving to New and Larger Location

New Campbell River Terminal
New Campbell River Terminal

In 2010 R & B Trucking Ltd, owned and managed by Paul Cunnington from Victoria, opened a Campbell River terminal to better serve the entire North Island.

Previously, the Island owned company, who’s head office is located in Victoria had dispatched trucks with freight bound for the north island from their Nanaimo terminal. The location for the first Campbell River Terminal was Tamarac Street and it’s 2,500 square foot size seemed adequate at the time.

With R & B Trucking Ltd.’s already long established freight routes and customer base, the new terminal and it’s services quickly grew in popularity.

Many of the north island communities are isolated by the sea or by rough terrain making transportation of freight, especially temperature controlled freight, challenging. Terminal manager Mike Munro’s experience and local knowledge helped deliver R & B Trucking Ltd.’s superior south island service to the northern rural areas.

R & B Trucking Ltd.’s custom freight solutions help area business owners by making a real difference in the costs and level of service that they’re able to provide to their customers.

Many north island businesses suffer from the high transportation costs associated with being based on the island. Campbell River Shake and Shingle, a local business that specializes in cedar shingle roofing, also operates a shingle mill. Jeremy, the Mill Owner and Manager said:

“R & B Trucking’s economical freight solutions help us stay competitive when shipping products to the lower mainland and other areas of British Columbia.”

Dan from Renuable Resources says:

“R & B Trucking is accommodating and reliable, they’ve helped streamline the distribution of our products to the marketplace”.

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R & B Trucking on Cortes Island

Regular scheduled service to most Vancouver Island towns and the expansion of services to Cortes Island and Powell River made R & B Trucking Ltd. one of the busiest freight movers on the Island.

With this reach and level of service it became more economical for other freight carriers from down island and the mainland to choose R & B Trucking Ltd. to deliver their goods. The Campbell River terminal is now one of the largest cross docking facilities on the north island.

This increased traffic and freight to the Campbell River terminal led to the decision to expand to a larger facility.In early 2014 construction began in the Duncan Bay Industrial Park.

The new facility boasts 6,500 square feet of warehouse space, 6 loading bays and two large state of the art temperature controlled environments. Cross docking and freight distribution will be streamlined more effectively to help facilitate quick loading and unloading of trailers. The area is already convenient to truck traffic and is better able to house the constantly growing business.

Once in full operation, the new terminal will help support the ever growing demand for R & B Trucking Ltd.’s freight transportation and services.

Check back soon for more information about the new terminal and when it will be completed.

Big Truck Parade in Campbell River

R & B Trucking ltd. proudly displays its festively decorated hybrid delivery truck at the 5th annual Big Truck Parade in Campbell River.

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Thousands braved the cold and rain on November 29th to watch over 50 trucks decked out with lights and decorations parade through town in celebration of the holiday season.

This was the second year R & B Trucking Ltd. has illuminated its specialized hybrid delivery truck. We are very proud to participate and show support for such a great holiday inspired community event.

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R & B Trucking Ltd. partners with Habitat for Humanity

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R & B Trucking Ltd.
Mike Munro
Campbell River, BC

October 3, 2013

Dear Mike,
We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your generosity to Habitat for Humanity Vancouver Island North. Your gift of free shipping from Vancouver to the Island has not only benefited the Vancouver Island North Restores but also other Restores across the Island. Mike, it is people like you that help make a difference in lives of people in their community. Substandard living for many is normal, but Habitat seeks to break that cycle of living by partnering with families to create a healthy living environment. Thank you for your partnership with us in aiding our cause.

Best Regards,

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Ken Miller

Ken Miller, Regional Manager, Vancouver Island North, 1725B Willow Street, BC
V9W 3M8 250-830-1493 www.habitatnorthisland.com

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Now Serving Powell River

R & B Trucking Ltd. is pleased to announce further expansion of our service to all points on Vancouver Island.

Effective July 10th our regularly scheduled freight service to Powell River will operate three days per week, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Our temperature controlled trucks that serve Powell River are based in Nanaimo where our terminal warehouse offers dry, refrigerated and frozen storage and cross-docking.

Powell River is located on the northern Sunshine Coast of BC

Despite it’s proximity to Vancouver, Powell River is not directly serviced by road. R & B Trucking Ltd. now offers regularly scheduled service to the region from Vancouver Island.

We are freight handling experts

Operating a business in a remote area can be full of obstacles, we offer custom shipping solutions based on your challenges and our experience. Our trucks and our network of terminals are temperature controlled and ready to accommodate and transport perishable and time-sensitive freight.

Please click here to contact any of our Island Terminals for rates and further information.

Thank you for your continuing support of our company.

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We’re online!

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Welcome to the online home of R & B Trucking LTD.

We are proud to finally offer online information about our company and news about the routes we proudly travel to serve our customers. Continue reading for a brief tour of our new website designed by Shelby at Vancouver Island Designs.

rbtrucking.ca helps online users learn more about our freight and shipping business. Click here to read about us and our company history.

R & B Trucking Ltd. serves all of Vancouver Island with our network of terminals. Our terminals offer temperature controlled storage and cross-docking facilities and are strategically located throughout the island, click here to see a map of our locations.

Click here to see a list of the towns we serve and a map of our service area. Some examples of the services we provide to these communities can be found here, on our services page.

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We offer scheduled and custom shipping solutions, if you would like a shipping quote, please click here and fill out the request form. Our fuel surcharge is kept low in part due to the improvements we’ve made in emission reduction. Click here to read about our environmental initiatives.

Just like the cargo we carry the freight business is always on the move, our latest news can be found by clicking here. Our freight forwarding partners help enable us to ship products world-wide, click here to visit our website links.

Thanks for visiting our new website, our contact page has information about how to reach us in a variety of ways. If you have any questions please let us know!

Now serving Cortes Island!

R & B Trucking Ltd. offers freight service to Cortes Island for all your transportation needs.

Our temperature controlled trucks serving Cortes Island are based in Campbell River and provide scheduled service year round. In the winter months we deliver and pick up freight on Wednesdays. In the busy summer months we offer twice weekly service on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Our network of terminals allows us to pick up and deliver shipments from all points on Vancouver Island and the Lower mainland.

From Whaletown to Smelt Bay to Squirrel Cove and all points in between, we are proud to serve Cortes Island and all Vancouver Island communities. Click here for a list of our service points. We have regular scheduled service to most island communities as well as offering tailor-made services and competitive prices to meet your shipping needs and budget.

We understand the freight transportation challenges facing small communities, call us to discuss your shipping needs!

We offer competitive rates and custom shipping solutions. Time sensitive and perishable freight? No problem, our trucks and terminals are temperature controlled and closely monitored.

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R & B Trucking Ltd. has been our Vancouver Island full load and LTL distributor for the past 6 years. They provide our company with outstanding service. We highly recommend their services

Dominik Guzikowski, Hercules Forwarding

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Insideout Homestore has been utilizing the services of R & B Trucking Ltd. for almost 10 years. Throughout the years they have provided superior and timely service. In turn, we have been able to provide our customers exemplary service from order to delivery.

Sue & Angela Toby, Insideout Homestore Ltd.

Hybrid-Electric Truck

In 2009 R & B Trucking Ltd. purchased a diesel-electric Hybrid refrigerated truck.

The first of it’s kind in North America, this truck also boasts an electric refrigeration unit making it perfect for urban deliveries.

We’re proud to take a leadership role in this area. With the long-term cost of diesel rising, we’re looking forward to seeing a big drop in our fuel bill. We’re also excited to be doing our part for the environment.

Participants in Green Fleets BC’s enviroTruck program.

“We congratulate R & B Trucking Ltd. for being the first urban delivery fleet to bring this combination of technologies to North America. The data we generate with R&B will show urban delivery companies that there are financial benefits to going green.”

Said David Marshall Executive Director for the Fraser Basin Council. For more information about Green Fleets, please click here to visit their website.

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