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The Truck Loggers Association is an influential voice in the forest industry on behalf of its 500 member companies across BC. Celebrating 75 years of advocacy, the TLA was formed to give independent loggers a collective voice in the changes taking place in society and the forest industry, as well as to share information about newly developing logging machines, methods, and technology. The TLA now represents independent timber harvesting contractors, phase contractors, market loggers, independent sawmills, industry suppliers and forest resource dependent communities.

  • Representing our members in the development of innovative and progressive forest policy and practises

  • Fostering successful relationships with the forest industry, local communities and all levels of government

  • Building strong and mutually beneficial relationships with First Nations

  • Nurturing effective communication with our members, industry, government, First Nations and local communities

  • Maintaining a dynamic organization that addresses the evolving needs of its members

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Truck LoggerBC  is distributed quarterly to over 10,000 readers who rely on the forest industry across British Columbia for their livelihoods. It is the preeminent source for timber harvesting and forestry perspectives, information & news.

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TRUCK LOGGERS NEWS.

Letter to the editor: BC’s jobs minister addresses media in Prince George

March 21st, 2022|Comments Off on Letter to the editor: BC’s jobs minister addresses media in Prince George

Dear Editor: BC’s jobs minister recently addressed media in Prince George about pandemic recovery and suggested more people are working today than prior to the pandemic, and our northern capital is leading the way. What [...]

IMPORTANCE OF FOREST SECTOR NOT TO BE UNDERESTIMATED

March 7th, 2022|Comments Off on IMPORTANCE OF FOREST SECTOR NOT TO BE UNDERESTIMATED

By Bob Brash There appears to be a sense of complacency among many politicians and residents in British Columbia that the province no longer needs to rely on the forest sector as it traditionally has [...]

Letter: Response from Truck Loggers Association of BC

January 18th, 2022|Comments Off on Letter: Response from Truck Loggers Association of BC

I read with interest, an article appearing in the December 31 edition of thenelsondaily.com (Movement to protect old-growth forests in region, province gains some traction) because while I believe discussion and debate about important issues [...]

TLA VIRTUAL SESSIONS HEAR NEED FOR GOVERNMENT RESET TO MODERNIZE FOREST POLICY

January 13th, 2022|Comments Off on TLA VIRTUAL SESSIONS HEAR NEED FOR GOVERNMENT RESET TO MODERNIZE FOREST POLICY

For Immediate Release January 13, 2022 TLA VIRTUAL SESSIONS HEAR NEED FOR GOVERNMENT RESET TO MODERNIZE FOREST POLICY Truck Loggers Association embarking on process to provide possible solutions Vancouver, BC – For two days this [...]

How are timber harvesting areas determined?

January 10th, 2022|Comments Off on How are timber harvesting areas determined?

By: Paul Scheutz At a global level, BC’s forest industry provides among the best quality and most sought-after fibre in the world. The United States depends on BC softwood lumber to construct new homes, Japan [...]

TRUCK LOGGERS LIVE.

The Truck Loggers Association is the official voice of independent forest contractors located throughout BC Follow the TLA on social media to stay up to date with all the latest #truckloggers & #bcforestry happenings. We’d love to connect with you on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, & Instagram.

Early-bird pricing ends TODAY! 📢

Join us for the TLA’s 78th Annual Convention + Trade Show in Vancouver, BC this January! 🎉

This year’s convention, themed “Firmly Planted. Standing Strong” brings the forestry sector together to delve into the issues and policies that will significantly impact its growth for generations to come. 🌲

Join Master of Ceremonies Vaughn Palmer, Provincial Political Columnist from the Vancouver Sun as we enjoy these exciting sessions:

➡ Keynote – A Futurist’s Look at Forestry
➡ BC’s Markets and Investment Climate
➡ BC’s Politics over Lunch
➡ The Future of Technology and use in the Forestry Sector
➡ Employee Relations and Workforce Challenges
➡ First Nations panel
➡ New Leadership Moving BC’s Forest Sector Forward
➡ The Many Facets of Partnerships in BC
➡ The Challenges of Advocacy, Public Education, and Forest Literacy
➡ Innovative Solutions for Managing Old Growth Forests
➡ Moving the Forestry Sector Forward: Sustainability, Climate Change & Diversity
➡ A Meeting with the Minister of Forests

Your all-inclusive pass provides access to:
- All convention sessions and meals
- Industry Trade Show
- Leader's luncheon
- Loggers' dinner and comedy theatre
- Suppliers' Night featuring a live and silent auction

Register and view the program in the link in our bio!

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Join us on January 19th for The First Nations panel at the 78th Annual Truck Loggers Convention & Trade Show.

BC’s forest sector is changing along with the increased participation of First Nations in forest management. This panel will explore how this will evolve.

Moderator: Vaughn Palmer
Speakers:
Lennard Joe - CEO, BC First Nations Forestry Council
Chief Clarence Louis - Chief Executive Officer, Osoyoos Indian Band
John Jack - Chief Councillor, Huu-ay-aht First Nations

Early Bird registration ends this Friday!
View the program and register in the link in our bio!

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📣 Early Bird Pricing Ends this Friday November 18th!

This year’s convention, themed “Firmly Planted. Standing Strong” brings the forestry sector together to delve into the issues and policies that will significantly impact its growth for generations to come.

Register here and check out the program in the link in our bio!

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Lest we forget. ...

If not forests, then what? 🌲

It’s an important question as we consider the future for our children and generations to come. 🌎

BC is a world leader in sustainable forest management and environmental stewardship. In fact, BC plants three trees for every one that is harvested; to date, 9 billion have been planted in BC. 🌲🌲🌲

BC’s forestry workers - the original environmentalists - have long advocated for sustainable management and long-term viability of our forests.

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📣 Early Bird Pricing Ends November 18th!

This year’s convention, themed “Firmly Planted. Standing Strong” brings the forestry sector together to delve into the issues and policies that will significantly impact its growth for generations to come.

Register here and check out the program in the link in our bio!

#BCPoli #BCForestry #TruckLoggers #BCLoggers #BCLogging #BritishColumbia #Loggers #Logging #CanadianLoggers #CanadianLogging #LoggingLife #Forestry #Forest #ForestryWork #Sustainability #ForestryFeedsMyFamily #ForestryNews #ForestryEquipment #Trees #LoggerLife #Trees #Nature #BeautifulBC
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Join us on January 18th for 'The Future of Technology and use in the Forestry Sector' at the 78th Annual Truck Loggers Convention & Trade Show.

Register for early bird pricing and see the program in the link in our bio!

From the research and operational perspectives, this session explores new trends in technology being implemented in BC and Canada, and its ability to tackle issues such as improved competitiveness, increased efficiencies, carbon sequestration, and climate change.

Moderator: Vaughn Palmer

Speakers:
Stephane Renou - President and CEO, FP Innovations Technology
Melinda Morben - Senior Manager Logistics, Mosaic
Calvin Lee , Teal Jones Group

Don't miss out on the 78th Annual Truck Loggers Convention & Trade show, January 18-20, 2023.

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Do you know that a TLA membership gives you access to:

- Specialized Benefits Programs including extended health, dental, life, disability and critical illness insurance plans.
- Exclusive Insurance Program
- Forestry Equipment Hourly Rates
- Affinity programs including fuel, hospitality, work wear, hearing & eyecare and more
- A collective community & networking opportunities
- Member Directory
- Job boards
- Access to the latest forestry news

You can become a member as an Industrial Member which come from all facets of the industry: logging contractors, manufacturers, forest agreement/license holders, brokers and phase contractors are a few examples of what is considered an industrial member.

You can also become a member as an Associate Member. Associate companies are any person, firm or organization who is engaged in work or services allied or associated in any way with the forest industry: equipment companies, insurance brokers, and investment companies are just some examples of our Associate Members.

Learn more in the link in our bio!

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Join us on January 18th for BC’s Markets and Investment Climate,Our annual review on the current forest product markets conditions and the BC/global investment climate.

Register for early bird pricing and see the program in the link in our bio!

Featuring Russ Taylor, President of Russ Taylor Global:

Russ Taylor's background in the forest industry started in 1974 and encompasses forestry, manufacturing, marketing and consulting positions.

Mr. Taylor was responsible for forestry operations in the 1970s (Northwood). He then held various sawmill management activities in the 1980s, such as log purchasing, custom cutting, value-added remanufacturing, sales manager and new product development at three divisions of Interfor. His global wood consulting career started in 1988.
Russ has conducted wood products market analysis/intelligence and business assessment/investment analysis on timber, lumber and wood products for dozens of global industry clients.

During his 28 years of operating International WOOD MARKETS Group, Russ and his team conducted many consulting projects for the “Who’s Who” of the global wood products trade. He also created a number of “must-have” newsletters and strategic multi-client outlook reports that involved unique insights and perspectives on global markets.

As of September 2020, Russ started up the next phase of his career with RUSS TAYLOR GLOBAL – Wood Business & Market Consulting, where he is carrying on with similar work as in the past.

Mr. Taylor has a forestry degree (BScF) and an MBA, both from the University of B.C., and is also a B.C. Registered Professional Forester (RPF-Ret).

Don't miss out on the 78th Annual Truck Loggers Convention & Trade show, January 18-20, 2023.

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Show your TLA membership and forestry pride by wearing TLA apparel at the job site and in your community, or placing a sticker on your equipment or vehicle. 🌲🪵

Don't forget to share a picture and tag us! 📸

Visit the online store in the link in our bio!

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Introducing Vaughn Palmer as our Master of Ceremonies!

Don't miss out on the 78th Annual Truck Loggers Convention & Trade show, January 18-20, 2023.

Check out the program and register for early bird pricing in the link in our bio!

#BCPoli #BCForestry #TruckLoggers #BCLoggers #BCLogging #BritishColumbia #Loggers #Logging #CanadianLoggers #CanadianLogging #LoggingLife #Forestry #Forest #ForestryWork #Sustainability #ForestryFeedsMyFamily #ForestryNews #ForestryEquipment #Trees #LoggerLife #Trees #Nature #BeautifulBC
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If not wood, then what? 🪵

Is it plastic or a non-biodegradable product – or is it wood, a renewable, recyclable product.🌲🌲

Sustainably sourced - wood products and buildings continue to store carbon, providing a climate change solution.🌎

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Join us for 'A Futurist's Look at Forestry,' from our keynote speaker, Chief Futurist Nikolas Badminton at our 78th Annual Convention + Tradeshow.

The way we see our world has changed forever. Thinking beyond pandemic times we have a sharp focus on creating resiliency around some of the biggest challenges in the world - climate, affordable energy, construction, food supply, and thriving communities.

Industries are evolving to embrace circular economy principles and sustainable practices and the forestry industry has been at the front of the charge for centuries.

Nikolas will show you the big ideas, technologies and foresight that will help create diversity, resiliency, sustainability, and provide you with a critical, honest, and optimistic view that will empower you to plan for the future of society and the forestry industry.

Register and see the rest of the program in the link in our bio!

We can't wait to see you there!

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The TLA was pleased to engage in discussions with NDP MLA’s and ministers, and hear from Roly Russell, Parliamentary Secretary for Rural and Regional Development to the Minister of Jobs, Economic Recovery and Innovation. It was a great opportunity for face-to-face discussions about issues facing BC's forestry communities. 🌲🌲

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If not forestry, then what?

It’s an important question as we consider the future for our children and generations to come.

Forestry is a leader in helping pay for schools and teachers, hospitals, doctors and nurses, among many other services and programs vital for all British Columbians.

Without forestry jobs and the real living wages they pay, our province’s standard of living would decline for hard working families and our communities.

No other industry can replace the value of our forest sector.

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“But just because we no longer see skidder operators leaving for work at four in the morning doesn’t mean they don’t exist,” says long-time Nelson mayor John Dooley. “Our downtown may have de-industrialized, but forestry remains vital to us, and Nelson residents value its role in our economy.”

Read the feature article on Nelson under Forestry News in the link in our bio.

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This week is Small Business Week in British Columbia!

"Supporting our local small businesses not only helps these businesses, but also keeps dollars in the community as we build on our strong economic recovery." - Ravi Kahlon, Minister of Jobs, Economic Recovery and Innovation

Forestry helps provide a strong economy in British Columbia.

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📣 Registration for the 2023 Convention & Trade Show is now open! 🎉

A message from TLA Executive Director Bob Brash:

"I invite you to join us at the 78th Annual Truck Loggers Association Convention + Trade Show to be held at the Westin Bayshore in Vancouver from January 18 – 20, 2023.

Our annual event is regarded as a highlight of the forestry industry, bringing us together to share experiences, knowledge and build new relationships. Registrations continue to grow and our trade show sells out each year.

Delegates value the opportunity to network with their industry peers and enjoy the variety of program sessions offered. With our theme “Firmly Planted. Standing Strong” and the industry currently in crisis, there will be no shortage of important issues to discuss at this year’s event.

I look forward to seeing you there. "

Early Bird Registration now open and ends November 18th
Register in the link in our bio!

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"Anyone who works in forestry in British Columbia is aware of how the industry benefits all British Columbians, not just those living in rural communities, and not just those with forestry-related jobs.

The facts back up the opinions. According to a recent Council of Forest Industries (COFI) report, Contributing to a Better BC, the forestry sector provides as many as 100,000 good-paying jobs both directly and indirectly in communities throughout the BC, with nearly half of these jobs located in the Lower Mainland. Province-wide, the industry generates $8 billion in wages and benefits, and provides as much as $4 billion in government revenues to support healthcare, education, and more."

Read the latest from TruckLogger BC Magazine in the link in our bio under Forestry News

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