Local trucking companies concerned about forestry downturn

By Caden Fanshaw
CKPG News Prince George
February 14, 2023
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada, Canada West

PRINCE GEORGE – As forestry continues to waver in Northern BC, there are many companies feeling the residual effects in addition to the workers impacted. One of the main industries impacted is trucking, where a slowdown in forestry comes in addition to challenges companies have faced for years around finding drivers to meet increased demand for services.  All major players in the region including Excel Transportation, Lomak Bulk Carriers, and others have felt the effects of a driver shortage, which may soften the blow of less material to haul for now.  “We’ve heard for years there was going to be one pulp mill going down, so that makes sense. Another pulp mill going down would be devastating to our whole community, not just our trucking industry,” said Annie Horning, CEO of Excel Transportation. 

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