From August 2016

T-LANE NATION ACHESON WAREHOUSE: ONE STOP SHOP FOR ALL CLIENTS WAREHOUSING / YARD NEEDS

Outdoor Storage, Warehouse and Distribution Centre Acheson, AB

DID YOU KNOW, T-LANE NATION’S ACHESON WAREHOUSE OFFERS THE FOLLOWING SERVICES:

  • First class, 100,000 square feet, warehouse / laydown facility
  • In floor heated
  • 10 loading docks
  • 5 bay doors
  • Highbay racking with 2002 open positions
  • Professionally staffed
  • Adjacent 11 acre laydown (1/2 paved, 1/2 compacted to 98%)
  • Heavy haul . heavy offload equipment, including a crane fleet for use 24 hrs/day

Core Abilities:

C-Can Destuffing (up to 10 simultaneously).

  • We can transport the empty can immediately to it’s return point – OR we will offer a fair price for that empty c-can.

Professional Receiving

  • Into our system or client’s system
  • Offices offered for client personnel to oversee activities
  • Receiving, uploads, document storage and / or transmissions performed as per specific clients guidelines / procedures

Tracking Activities:

  • T-Lane systems track activities the moment one of our personnel opens an account task– and bills only for time spent on that task
  • Reports provided as per clients parameters
  • Every item received is tracked and quarantine/ OS&D as directed
  • T-Lane staff is trained in RFID tagging and management of RFID MM systems / Barcode management processes/ any prescribed manual process
  • Managed utilizing client hardware, tags, software if desired …or our own proprietary system and hardware

Storage

  • Secure storage of client material as per clients specific needs
  • Cycle counting of inventories or environmental recordings / re-crating / group binning
  • Preservation’s carried out in-house to client standards , using our system or your prescribed system
  • Pick Ticketing carried out in reverse of receipt , our system records tasks and provide instant advice on load consolidation before shipping. All documentation arriving with an item will ship with that item
  • Bag’n’Tag is a unique offering that we provide to client specifications (bags,crates,pallets,wrapping etc. i.e Client could purchases complete MTO, delivers it to our warehouse and T-Lane securely kits all material to ship by clients schedule)
    • Kitting of material by work packages will also be performed similar to Bag’n’Tag .

Activity recording:

  • All activities are recorded live, and client remote access allows visibility of all activities and dashboards in play.

Additional options:

  • LTL or TTL or Heavy Haul at best pricing available to deliver on your schedule.
  • Swamp/rig and crane mats
  • Buy and Sell Sea Containers
  • and much more……..

Contact Troy Cole today to inquire about booking T-Lane Nation’s services!


ABOUT T-LANE NATION 

Based in Acheson, AB, T-Lane Nation has additional offices in Mission (BC), Vernon (BC), Calgary (AB), Winnipeg (MB), Toronto (ON), Montreal (PQ), Fredricton (NB), St. John’s (NB) and Halifax (NS), to address all your transportation and logistics requirements. Our fleet boasts over 250 specialized pieces of equipment to assist with your upcoming projects or freight requirements.  Since 2000, T-Lane Nation has offered our clients a robust set of transportation and warehousing services to our clients including RAIL, BARGING, JACK AND SLIDE, WAREHOUSING, CRANES, INDUSTRIAL, OVER-DIMENSIONAL, HEAVY HAUL, HAZMAT and SPECIAL PROJECTS.

If you are interested in retaining our services, contact one of our national locations across Canada today!

T-LANE NATION CASE STUDY: SUNCOR FORT HILLS

 


T-Lane Nation is fortunate to have partnered with multiple freight forwarders on a container destuff project for Suncor, details below:

PROJECT: SUNCOR  FORT HILLS

CUSTOMER: Multiple Freight Forwarders 

Project Overview:

  • Containers arrived at CP/CN Edmonton. Appointments made with Railyard for pick up.
  • Containers were then brought to our Acheson Facility where they were de-stuffed and consolidated on flat beds and B –train trailers to minimize the amount of truck traffic at site
    • Provided a cost effective method of transport.
    • T-Lane  worked closely with site personnel to ensure seamless deliveries.
    • All drivers debriefed and are compliant with PPE requirements for site.

T-Lane Nation has destuffed, consolidated and delivered hundreds of containers to date for the Suncor Fort Hills project located north of Fort McMurray Alberta.


ABOUT T-LANE NATION 

Based in Acheson, AB, T-Lane Nation has additional offices in Mission (BC), Vernon (BC), Calgary (AB), Winnipeg (MB), Toronto (ON), Montreal (PQ), Fredricton (NB), St. John’s (NB) and Halifax (NS), to address all your transportation and logistics requirements. Our fleet boasts over 250 specialized pieces of equipment to assist with your upcoming projects or freight requirements.  Since 2000, T-Lane Nation has offered our clients a robust set of transportation and warehousing services to our clients including RAIL, BARGING, JACK AND SLIDE, WAREHOUSING, CRANES, INDUSTRIAL, OVER-DIMENSIONAL, HEAVY HAUL, HAZMAT and SPECIAL PROJECTS.

If you are interested in retaining our services, contact one of our national locations across Canada today!

DRIVING A NATION: TEAM GROWTH AT T-LANE NATION

T-Lane Nation has been safely and efficiently planning, moving and storing freight of all sizes and dimensions for its clients for over 16 years across Canada, the US and into Mexico.  Longevity of this nature can only be attributed to the calibre of the team working behind every T-Lane Nation door.

Owner Tim Germain can often be heard crediting his company’s success on the opportunities he and his recruitment team have had to hire the best in the industry, including opportunities to grow T-Lane Nation’s ever expanding fleet of Owner / Operators and Drivers.  States Dave Fehr (Safety and Compliance Manager) on hiring company drivers and owner operators, “The metrics are simple really, we seek out the most dedicated candidates who meet our minimum years of experience, demonstrate commitment to growth and pride in a job done safely and efficiently and then couple this skill set with a company that supports employee development while recognizing potential to take on new challenges as experience(s) permit.  We push every member of our T-Lane Nation team to keep setting the bar higher with ongoing training to ensure that our team is the sharpest and best in the industry for our clients.”  T-Lane Nation also ensures that it’s family of Owner / Operators and Drivers receive some of the best treatment offered in the industry, including the points found in the T-Lane Nation Driver Offer.

T-Lane Nation’s client base includes some of the biggest names in Mining, Military and Defense, Hydro Power Generation/Energy, Oil and Gas, Rail, Construction, Wind Power and Special Projects and it is due to the loyalty and commitment of the T-Lane Nation staff that T-Lane’s client and service portfolio continues to grow, just listen to what a few members of the T-Lane Nation team have to say:

T-Lane Nation is always actively recruiting new team members, if you or someone you know is looking for a rewarding career in the transportation and logistics industry, take a look at T-Lane’s openings here and contact us to introduce yourself!

Interested in learning more about what makes T-Lane Nation such a rewarding company to work for, read this past post on T-Lane Nation and it’s owner Tim Germain.

TIM GERMAIN AND THE T-LANE NATION SUCCESS STORY

HOW THIS CANADIAN ENTREPRENEUR GREW HIS START UP BUSINESS FROM ONE TRUCK IN 2000, TO HOUSE ONE OF CANADA’S DEEPEST TRUCKING AND TRANSPORTATION INDUSTRY FOOTPRINTS IN UNDER 16 YEARS.

Tim Germain: The Man With The Vision

Tim Germain, Customer Concierge at T-Lane Nation, is a leader of surpassing integrity with an assiduous “go for it” attitude who emulates the essence of the word “entrepreneur” at every juncture. Finding meager satiation within the status quo, Germain leads his team to “shatter the box” in every instance by perpetually considering, creating and seeking out better than best practices and new business opportunities. Direct drivers of T-Lane’s rapid national growth can be attributed to Germains customer service positioning as well as his courageous, “against the grain” business acumen.

Arguably, current business culture has observed a swift decline in the investment in and implementation of viable, live person based, customer service experiences (“press 1 for…press 2 for…to leave a message for” etc.) whereas there is not one voicemail box in use in any T-Lane Nation office across the country, every call into T-Lane Nation is answered by a live person. “Without the customer, we are nothing,” states Germain “the customer and our attention to them is everything”.
Ask Germain for a business card, you might be surprised by his title. Germain holds his team to the highest level of customer service, as such every position in T-Lane from CFO to Order Entry to Accounting reads ‘Customer Concierge’, Germain included. The T-Lane Nation org chart also finds the staff at the top with the management listed at the bottom, as management’s main position is to support the staff in all efforts to supersede customer expectations. These are but a few of many examples of how the customer relationship is paramount at T-Lane Nation. Couple T-Lane’s formidable repeat client base with its exponential client growth over the last 16 years and you’ll find a strong indication that Germains methods work.

Innovative Approaches and Future Plans 

Germain might say that the recipe to T-Lane Nation’s continued success includes adaptability, research, ingenuity, and the fearlessness to go against the pack to find new and better ways to navigate the industry. Germain himself is highly adaptable and fosters the same in his team. Every idea is valued and taken into account. By creating an organic, ever changing business model for T-Lane he ensures that the company is always on the cutting edge of industry opportunities and technology, affording T-Lane Nation to be prepared to deal with any product and services challenge as they may arise with the skill and clarity unrivaled by others in the industry. The ultimate goal is not to mirror any of the other industry “machines”, but instead offer an experience for every client that marries expertise (i.e. ability to move anything, and get it there safely every time) with a personal, customer based approach that establishes, fosters and maintains ongoing relationships.
Key differentiating offers from T-Lane Nation include the ability for complete tracking of shipments including satellite tracking on equipment along with 24-7 access for customers, coast to coast and USA and Mexico coverage while having specialists in crane heavy haul and industrial moving. Another key differentiator is the team’s capacity to move pieces that scare most other carriers. Some of T-Lane Nation’s key and highly successful services are based on providing specific areas of expertise that have not been commodified and where experience based competition is low, including large building moving, military security clearance, hazardous goods etc.
Germain harnesses a work hard / play hard/ lead by example approach and is never afraid of getting his hands dirty while putting in the hours to do the job right and then take the time to have fun, relax and enjoy life. Germain also invests in expert caliber staff with the inside knowledge needed to take T-Lane to the highest industry levels. Recognizing current and potential limits, he actively recruits highly skilled employees often before they’re needed using his vision to shape T-Lane’s future and the company’s next levels. This practices has perpetuated the growth and change that has turned T-Lane Nation into the industry force it is today.

Company Initiative/Culture
Tim Germain is a very generous, philanthropic leader – he’s thankful for the gifts he has & believes in “paying it forward” 100% of the time. Always conscious of the Germain family’s social and moral obligation to the community, Germain believes in giving back to charities including Sunshine Dreams for Kids which provides dreams for children challenged by severe physical disabilities or life threatening illnesses. Germain is also a longtime supporter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and has organized & been a major sponsor of both the Mike Cassidy Legacy CF Golf Tournament and Golf Fore Kids, which has topped over $350,000 in contributions to children’s charities. T-Lane Nation also makes significant charitable donations with all employees involved in the process of selecting and allocating amounts to specific charities, annually these donations to charities is also approximately $200,000.

Philanthropy is such a part of the T-Lane Nation culture that Germain gifts every employee with two paid days off each year to donate their time to the charity of their choice. Embraced and appreciated by the team, charities that benefit from this support include (but are not limited to) the Canadian Cancer Society, the SPCA, Mission Women Resource Society, Make a Wish Foundation and MADD.
Through the corporate culture Germain has fostered, employees sense that their T-Lane Nation commitment spans beyond any 9 to 5 responsibility, but is an opportunity to help people who are in need at all times. It is this philanthropic initiative more than any other that empowers employees to do their part while growing their own personal self-awareness within the community. The noted results are greater employee engagement, greater employee pride (both self and corporate) and because of this employees tend to be less likely to leave when compared to other companies of this size and development.

Health and Wellness are imperative to T-Lane’s employee success.  Happy, healthy employees create the same in terms of culture and environment which then best perpetuates ongoing success and growth for the company.  Germain provides fresh fruit and filtered water to his staff each week and has an internal Health and Fitness Coordinator who shapes both the team with thrice daily “T-Lane Body Break” workouts and a monthly newsletter that platforms relevant information to help the T-Lane Nation team keep themselves commited to working to reach their health and fitness goals.  The company also has a series of internal exercise / stretching video’s for satellite offices, drivers and employees who work from home to utilize.

Germain’s recipe for success has created a company robust with pride and dedication.  The T-Lane Nation team perpetually pushes the customer service bar higher with every project to best set the industry standard for safety and efficiency with every project.

 

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