See What We’re About: T-Lane Nation Takes Care Of Our Drivers While Offering Some of the Best Driver Jobs Canada!!

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Here at T-Lane Nation we appreciate and take care of our drivers!

T-Lane Nation drivers not only benefit from:

  • Income based on revenue
  • Competitive benefits package
  • On staff personal partner liaison
  • Paid training / orientation
  • Fuel cards
  • Satellite system installation
  • Well maintained specialized equipment
  • A financing/purchasing connection
  • Offices and warehouses across Canada….

T-Lane Nation drivers also get personalized fitness attention!  Check out our in house made specialized Driver Stretch Video below:

 

T-Lane Nation is always hiring!  Interested in joining our team?  Take our quick 3 minute driver prequalification quiz to start the ball rolling today!

 

See what some of our treasured T-Lane Nation team have to say about why they love working here

 

 

Click here to view our open postings!

 

ABOUT T-LANE NATION 

Based in Acheson, AB, T-Lane Nation has additional offices in Mission (BC), Calgary (AB), Winnipeg (MB), Toronto (ON), Montreal (PQ), Fredericton (NB), Saint John (NB) and Halifax (NS), to offer some of the best driver jobs in Canada and / or 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 9 locations across Canada today!

T-LANE NATION TRANSPORTS OVER DIMENSIONAL, HEAVY HAUL BRIDGE FOR RELOCATION

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 T-Lane Nation utilized a 6 line Goldhofer PST for a bridge relocation.

What is a 6 line Goldhofer PST?
A 6 line Goldhofer PST is a specialized, self propelled trailer with 6 lines of axles; this trailer can hold an incredible amount of weight and can make even the tightest moves seamless. The Goldhofer PST is remotely controlled and helped make this bridge relocation ready for transport to British Columbia!

 
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Credit to Goldhofer for the photo.
 
 

The bridge will be transported in a module fashion to British Columbia on a 10 line THP.

What is a 10 line THP?
A 10 line THP is a 10 axle Over the Road platform trailer.

T-Lane Nation has you covered all over North America, whatever your transport and logistical needs are.

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ABOUT T-LANE NATION 

Based in Acheson, AB, T-Lane Nation has additional offices in Mission (BC), Calgary (AB), Winnipeg (MB), Toronto (ON), Montreal (PQ), Fredericton (NB), Saint John (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 9 locations across Canada today!

OUTDOOR STORAGE OFFERED AT T-LANE NATION WAREHOUSE AND DISTRIBUTION CENTRE

 OUTDOOR STORAGE SPACE NOW AVAILABLE AT ACHESON, AB WAREHOUSE AND DISTRIBUTION CENTRE!

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Outdoor Storage, Warehouse and Distribution Centre Acheson, AB

Our Warehouse and Distribution Centre in Acheson, Alberta is excited to offer outdoor storage. With over 13 acres of land available, our Warehouse and Distribution Centre is sure to have space for you.

For the items that just don’t quite fit into traditional warehousing spaces, this location is the one for you. With a full 24/7-security system in place to ensure your assets are always protected, there is no better company to handle your indoor and outdoor warehousing and distribution services.

T-Lane Nation is pleased to offer warehouse and distribution sites all across Canada, with the ability to serve clients globally. T-Lane Nation offers more than your basic warehousing and distribution services, we are dedicated to finding solutions for you and your company. Let T-Lane Nation see if outdoor storage could be an option for you.

 


ABOUT T-LANE NATION 

Based in Acheson, AB, T-Lane Nation has additional offices in Mission (BC), Calgary (AB), Winnipeg (MB), Toronto (ON), Montreal (PQ), Fredericton (NB), Saint John (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 9 locations across Canada today!

T-LANE NATION ACHESON TEAM IN ACTION

Our Acheson Team Recently Utilized a Hydraulic Platform Trailer to Complete An E-House Relocation: 

 

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This fall, T-Lane Nation’s Acheson team relocated an E-House* (78’L x 24’W x 18’H) using a Hydraulic Platform Trailer.The Hydraulic System was used to self-offload onto the piles at our clients site.

*An E-House is an electrical building, which is lined with electrical switch gears; essentially being a larger-scaled version of an electric panel found in homes.

 

Great work, Acheson Team!

 

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), Fredericton (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 6 locations across Canada today!

DID YOU KNOW THAT THE T-LANE NATION RAMP DIVISION RANKS AMONGST TOP IN THE RAMP INDUSTRY?

 

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Trusted Brand + Supreme Quality +Win-Win Solutions = Top Provider in Ramp Industry 

DID YOU KNOW OUR T-LANE NATION RAMP DIVISION PROVIDES THE FOLLOWING?

  • T-Lane Nation provides durable ramps that will work in  all weather conditions
  • T-Lane Nation is the only industrial ramp manufacturer that offers the ramps for sale OR rent, giving our customers full control over their specific project needs
  • T-Lane ramps are fully engineered arming our customers with the knowledge that they are getting a safe and expertly designed ramp, every time
  • T-Lane Nation is a well trusted brand and has been established for over 16 years
  • T-Lane Nation has the ability to offer more competitive pricing since we also offer transportation services for transport, delivery and pick up
  • T-Lane Nation puts the customer first and strives to find a solution for every need
  • T-Lane Nation offers a full customization option for our ramps so every specific project can be met with a viable ramping solution
  • T-Lane Nation provides a personal and in-touch experience; always getting a live person when on the phone with prompt replies to emails
  • T-Lane Nation understands our clients have unique needs or specifications they would like; this is why T-Lane is pleased to offer add-ons, which are available for each of our ramps.
  • T-Lane has had the pleasure of working with clients from all over North America; Western One asked T-Lane to create a customized ramp to handle up to 44,000lbs; and Industria SuperStudio had T-Lane build a custom ramp for its wide range of needs.

Questions or interested in learning more? Contact our Ramp Team today!!

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T-LANE NATION CASE STUDY: BC HYDRO – MICA DAM GIRDER MOVE

 

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T-Lane Nation recently partnered with BC Hydro on a Mica Dam Girder move:

Client: BC Hydro

Objective:  Transport 4 Girders from Annacis Island to Mica Dam

Challenges: All pieces shrink wrapped for protection from weather.

Girder Dimensions: 79’3″ long x 11’wide x 11’3″ high and 100,000lbs

Lifting Beam Dimensions: 19′ long x 3′ wide x 5’9″high

Special Project Considerations:  

The T-Lane Nation team worked with BC Hydro’s Environment Department to plan this move with special consideration to the migration of the western toad (a threatened species on the SARA list) as well as the woodland caribou (listed on the endangered species list), as both inhabit the Mica Dam area.  T-Lane Nation is happy to report that no caribou or toads were harmed during this project.

T-Lane Nation Solution:

The T-Lane Nation team transported these pieces successfully from Ideal Welders in Delta to Mica Dam which is approximately 150kms north of Revelstoke. This move took three days each to load, ship and and unload and was executed successfully in three night moves.

 
Thank you BC Hydro for another successful project, we look forward to the next one!

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.

T-Lane Nation Customer Concierge and CEO - 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.

 

VIEW T-LANE NATION’S CORPORATE PRESENTATION HERE

T-LANE NATION RAIL DIVISION CASE STUDY: A & B RAIL SERVICES

OUR T-LANE NATION RAIL TEAM HAD THE PRIVILEGE OF PARTNERING WITH A& B RAIL SERVICES TO TRANSPORT RAILWAY MAINTENANCE EQUIPMENT.  

  •  Who: A & B Rail Services
  • What:  Rail Maintenance Equipment
  • When: 2015
  • How / Challenges Overcome: 
    • Equipment was being hauled from one job site to another
    • Maintenance equipment needed to be moved to a new rail yard for A& B Rail to build a new rail siding for CN
    • Job was located in Kerrobert Sask. during a very rainy time period which made accessing the site challenging at times.  Our T-Lane Nation drivers utilized thier experience and expertise to successfully navigate the weather challenge complete the job safely and on time.

A sincere thank you to A&B Rail for the opportunity to work with you and successfully manage this move, we look forward to working more with you in future.


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!

 

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T-LANE NATION RAIL DIVISION CASE STUDY: GEAR MOVE FROM PORT OF HALIFAX TO EDMONTON ALBERTA FOR FLSMIDTH Inc.

OUR T-LANE NATION RAIL TEAM RECENTLY HAD THE PRIVILEGE OF PARTNERING WITH FLSMIDTH INC. TO TRANSPORT A LARGE PLANETARY GEAR ACROSS CANADA.  

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Details: 

  • Who: FLSmidth Inc.
  • What: Port of Halifax along with Atlantic team loaded a planetary gear (MAAG) onto a heavy duty rail car (leased from TTTX due to weight).  Shipped from POH to  Edmonton Alberta. (From Hamburg)
  • When: May/June 2016
  • How / Challenges Overcome: Worked with CN Rail to lease Lehigh Cement in Edmonton Alberta in order to ship to Lehigh’s track.  Obtained additional dimensional clearance for shipment across Canada based on height, width and weight.

Additional Details: 

  • Gear 161″ x 135″ x 109″ @ 174,163 lbs
  • Mfg: MAAG
  • Customer: FLSmidth Inc. (Jason Grant)
  • Vessel: Atlantic Concert v.6251
  • Port of Loading: FOB: Hamburg
  • Port of Discharge: Halifax ( May 2016 )
  • Destination: Lehigh Cement, Edmonton, Alberta

A sincere thank you to FLSmidth, CN Rail, Lehigh’s Cement for the opportunity to work with you and successfully manage this move, we look forward to working more with you in future.

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 6 locations across Canada today!

 

T-LANE NATION JACK AND SLIDE

T-LANE NATION’S EDMONTON JACK AND SLIDE CREW IN ACTION

OUR T-LANE NATION EDMONTON JACK AND SLIDE CREW RECENTLY JACKED UP A 1.2 MILLION POUND BRIDGE FOR FABRICATION COMPLETION:

Our Jack and Slide team successfully jacked the bridge section 24″. Bridge dimensions were: 300’L x 20’W x 26.6’H.  This was an exciting project for the Jack and Slide team to navigate and complete.

GREAT WORK EDMONTON TEAM!!

Along with Jack and Slide services, our T-Lane Nation team is proud to offer our clients a multitude of expert level skill sets, including: 

Interested in speaking with a member of our team?  Contact us or Request a Quote today!

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 including:

DECKS

  • Flatdecks (tandem/tridem)
  • Stepdecks (tandem/tridem)
  • Doubledrops/ RGN’s
  • Trombones
  • Heavy haul/Overdimensional
  • B-trains/Super B’s
  • Rolltites /Curtainside

CRANES

  • Mobile Cranes
  • Stiff Boom
  • Folding boom
  • Knuckle boom
  • Rigging and manpower services

OTHER

  • Dry vans
  • Refrigerated (Reefers)
  • Local/City
  • Pilot Car Services
  • Road control Services
  • Container Sales
  • Customized Crating (ISPM 15 standards)
  • Air/Ocean/Rail

In addition, we have an extensive network of affiliates and resources which enable us to provide superior, efficient, cost-effective, reliable transportation for all your shipments. Every member of our T-Lane team genuinely cares about your shipment requirements and our goal is your complete satisfaction. We provide exceptional customer service at every step of the way and automatically update you on the status of your shipment from pick up to delivery. We take pride in coordinating creative, “make it work” solutions to any complicated projects or unconventionally sized shipments you may have – all without compromising the integrity or time sensitivity of your cargo. We specialize in a wide range of markets and industries such as: Mining, Construction, Aerospace, Defence and Military, Government, Oil & Gas, Power Generation, Energy, Food & Beverage transportation services.

T-LANE NATION’S ATLANTIC TEAM IN ACTION

CHECK OUT OUR T-LANE NATION ATLANTIC TEAM IN ACTION BELOW:

 

Contact T-Lane Nation Atlantic today!

Nice work T-Lane Atlantic!!

T-LANE NATION TEAM IN ACTION: ATLANTIC CANADA

TAKE A LOOK AT SOME OF OUR ATLANTIC DIVISION’S RECENT HEAVY CARGO WORK WITH ONE OF OUR VALUED OIL AND GAS CLIENTS:

T-Lane Nation’s Atlantic Division recently completed the below heavy cargo move:

A SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR ATLANTIC TEAM FOR ANOTHER JOB WELL DONE!

INTERESTED IN JOINING OUR TEAM?  TAKE OUR QUICK PRE-QUALIFICATION QUIZ TODAY!

 

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), Fredericton (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 6 locations across Canada today!

HEALTH AND WELLNESS NEWSLETTER: APRIL 2016

 

NEW T-LANE NATION DRIVER STRETCH FITNESS VIDEO:

Featuring T-Lane Nation’s resident Health and Fitness Coordinator, Shannon Findlay, and our treasured driver, Dave Lennox!

Looking good you two!

 


Shannon Findlay GREAT WORK T-LANE NATION!!

Hi everyone!  I wanted to send you all a note saying thank you so much for the warm welcome and for being so committed to your fitness goals!  I hope you found the recipes and advice from last month helpful and have included more for you this month below!  We also have the new driver stretch video above!  Special thanks to Dave Lennox for being such a great workout partner!

Please reach out with any feedback, questions or concerns.  All concerns and conversations will be kept strictly confidential. I am available in the office during the week or by email at sfindlay@t-lane.ca.


SPOT REDUCTION

SPOT REDUCTIONHave you ever made a point of doing extra crunches at the gym in the hopes that your 6-pack will magically appear? How about doing countless leg raises to banish your “saddlebags”? The widely circulated myth of spot reduction has been ingrained into our minds, tricking us into believing that strapping a vibrating belt to our stomach is going to magically melt away the fat.

Spot reduction is the fallacy that by training one specific muscle group, you will melt fat and become toned in that one area. Countless television gimmicks promise you a flat stomach in one week, or the coveted “thigh gap” by training your inner thighs for just 20 minutes a day. Science aside, imagine spot reduction actually worked. In the summer we would see overweight men and women strolling the beach with 6-pack abs, but flabby arms and weak backs. Weird, right? The truth is that our bodies aren’t designed to lose weight in only one spot. We gradually lose weight all over and it is often the place we want to lose it from the most that our body is most stubborn about letting it go from. There is no doubt that crunches make your abdominal muscles stronger, but our body won’t reveal it unless you put in a totally body effort. A balanced exercise program and proper nutrition are the tried and true methods to revealing your lean legs and toned arms.

Losing weight isn’t easy, you need to work hard if you want to see changes. Study after study reveals that exercising one muscle group, such as our biceps, actually burns less calories than when performing exercises that involve several muscle groups, like a squat. The best method to losing inches is a combination of strength, cardio, and nutrition. When done correctly, strength training can give you a whole body workout that will boost your resting metabolic rate (how many calories you burn while sitting at your desk) and tone all your muscles.

After a strength day our muscles need time to rest so they can rebuild to become stronger, it is during this time that cardio is going to push your weight loss forward. Cardiovascular work doesn’t put the same stress on our muscles that weightlifting does, which is why we can squeeze in a workout between strength days. When we go running, use the elliptical, or perform interval training for upwards of 20 minutes, our bodies switch from using carbohydrates as a fuel source, to fats. The more consistently you train, the more efficient your body becomes at transitioning from burning carbohydrates to fats.

Finally, nutrition will make or break any weight loss program. Losing inches fast is primarily done through creating a calorie deficit, which means eating less calories than you are expending in a day. If you are one of those people that “reward” yourself with a sugary Starbucks drink on your way home from the gym, STOP! Consuming high calorie foods with little nutritious value is stalling your weight loss journey. When planning your calorie deficit, don’t forget that your resting metabolic rate naturally burns calories throughout the day so you don’t need to spend hours burning thousands of calories just so you can eat dinner.

For example, let’s say person X weighs 210lbs, is 5’7 and 28 years old. This person is burning an estimate of 2038 calories/day by doing nothing. Research estimates that 1 pound equals roughly 3500 calories. With this information, person X should reduce their daily caloric intake by 500 calories/day, to lose 1 pound/week.

Please note that reducing your caloric intake by more than 500 calories/day is not recommended as your body may enter “starvation mode” and diminish your ability to lose weight.

Bottom Line: Losing weight takes work, if it were easy, everyone would be a fitness model. A combination of strength training, cardiovascular work, and nutrition are the keys to seeing the fastest, healthiest change in your body composition.

Discover your estimated Resting Metabolic Rate: http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/calrmr.htm


RECIPIES

 

Quinoa Burgers

Ingredients:

2 ½ cups cooked quinoa, at room temperature

4 large eggsQUINOA

½ tsp salt

1/3 cup chives

1 onion, finely chopped

1/3 cup parmesan cheese, grated

3 garlic cloves, chopped

1 cup whole grain bread crumbs

Water, if needed

1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

Directions:

  1. Combine quinoa, eggs, and salt.
  2. Stir in chives, onion, cheese, and garlic.
  3. Add bread crumbs. Stir and let sit for a few moments for moisture to be absorbed.
  4. Form mixture into several 1” thick patties.
  5. Heat oil in a large skillet, over medium heat, add patties and cook for 7 to 10 minutes, or until bottoms are browned.
  6. Carefully flip the patties and cook for 7 minutes, or until brown.
  7. Serve on a bed of spinach leaves. Enjoy!

 

 

No-Bake Energy Bites

Ingredients:

ENERGY BITES

½ cup nut butter (almond butter, peanut butter, or any other nut or seed butter)

1/3 cup honey

1 cup old fashioned rolled oats

1 cup shredded unsweetened coconut

1 -2 tsp vanilla

Pinch of salt

½ cup other addins (nuts, seeds, dried fruit, chocolate chips)

Directions:

  1. Combine nut butter, honey, vanilla and salt in a bowl and stir. Once combined add the remaining ingredients.
  2. Place in fridge for 30 minutes.
  3. Remove chilled dough and roll into small balls
  4. Store in an airtight container in the fridge or freezer for quick and easy snacks.

 


Germain Grind

Confirm your time for the Germain Grind!  On April 23rd, meet your T-Lane Nation team (with families, significant others) and join us for a hike through the woods behind Casa Germain.  (We encourage all other T-Lane offices to participate in a group fitness activity on this day as well)

This lovely 2 hour (max) walk / hike is tiered based on fitness preferences, see below and then click the link to Shannon to put your name down on the list (please indicate route as well as how many in your party) :

Route 1 = 30 minute walk with one hill – starts at 9:30am
Route 2 = 45 minute walk with 2 hills – starts at 9:15am
Route 3 = 2 hour walk with the 2 hills from Route 2 plus stairs & trails in forested area- starts at 8am.

Shannon, I choose route…

Shannon will then select a leader from that group to meet at the Germain’s (address will be confirmed through calendar request) and start out from there, all finishing around 10am.


FINAL CALL: SIT / STAND DESKS & HEADSETS

There has been some interest expressed to the team regarding sit / stand desks as well as headsets.  We are exploirng stand desk options at this time and will keep you posted.  Again, if you are interested in these pieces, please let us know by clicking this link and advising which you would appreciate and we will consider them for you.  Headsets will be ordered  in the coming weeks.

COMING IN MAY:

The Willpower Workout: Assist your weight loss and exercise journey by training your mind to achieve small goes throughout the week that will lead to larger accomplishments down the road.

Interval Video:  A new video for the team to add some variation!

 

MJK

HEALTH AND WELLNESS NEWS: T-LANE NATION


INTRODUCING: SHANNON FINDLAY

HEALTH AND WELLNESS COORDINATOR, T-LANE NATION

T-Lane Nation is fortunate to now have our own Health and Wellness Coordinator on the team to help us all assess and then set and reach our individual fitness goals (thanks Tim!).  Shannon Findlay has been hard at work doing internal assessments as well as implementing our new internal strength body break program (coming in video to our entire team soon!), all while filming new fitness video’s for our drivers as well. Shannon is available via email (sfindlay @t-lane.ca) and will be providing key messages to the team through our Health and Wellness Newsletter each month, look for her personal introduction and health article below.

Welcome Shannon and thanks in advance for all of your wisdom and support!  Here’s to T-Lane Nation’s commitment to becoming the healthiest, strongest team we can be!


 

Shannon FindlayA BIT ABOUT ME: SHANNON FINDLAY

Hi T-Lane Nation!  I feel so fortunate to have joined you all and have had the pleasure of meeting some of you in person already.  I wanted to offer a bit about me as well as offer some health advice, please read below and reach out to me anytime!! Looking forward to getting to meet you all as time moves on!

Experience: In April 2015 I graduated from Trinity Western University with a major in Human Kinetics and a focus of Kinesiology. I have previous experience as a personal trainer, nutrition coach, and kinesiologist. At the age of 16 I experienced my first knee injury and was thrown into the world of human kinetics; ever since then I have been fascinated by joints, muscles, bones, and how the body operates.

Joining T-Lane: I’ve joined T-Lane because I love the passion and commitment that Tim and Lauralee have invested into making the T-Lane Nation team as healthy as it can be. They care deeply about your health and well being which got me excited to be a part of the company’s health journey.

Goals for T-Lane Nation: My goal for everyone is to see you lead healthier lives and make healthier decisions. If that means you drink 3 less beers a week, take up running, or commit to getting up from your desk every hour, then you are succeeding.

Helping you Reach these Goals: As some of you have already experienced, there have been “new” body breaks every morning. These breaks are designed to wake up your body, get your blood pumping, your muscles working, and give your brain a break. In addition to this I am available for nutrition coaching. I’m not going to tell you to cut out sugar or alcohol from your life completely, that would be cruel. I will make minor modifications to make you think differently about how you eat and what you’re eating.

Ongoing Support: Finally, if you feel you are struggling with health, substance abuse, mental health issues, or anything else, I am available to get you the help necessary. All concerns and conversations will be kept strictly confidential. I am available in the office during the week or by email at sfindlay@t-lane.ca.


THE F-WORD: FAT 

SHANNON fINDLAY

The widely circulated “fat makes you fat” myth has been around for the last few decades, causing many to steer clear of this macronutrient. The most important thing to understand is that dietary fat doesn’t make someone gain weight; overeating of anything causes weight gain. When a person consumes dietary fat it doesn’t automatically get shuttled into their fat cells (adipocytes) just as eating protein doesn’t automatically make their muscles bigger.

avacado

Dietary fat is a little different than protein and carbohydrates. 1 gram of fat will contain 9 calories, while 1 gram of protein or carbs contains only 4 calories. This means that you could eat more carbohydrates and proteins than fat for the same caloric value. It is because of this that some feel it is easy to over-eat dietary fat, which can cause weight gain. In reality, eating healthy fats like avocados and nuts naturally causes our bodies to feel full faster than if we ate the same amount of carbohydrates or protein. It is the bad fats, like the trans fats in junk food. that cause you to overeat and gain weight. Junk foods are designed to be addictive and override our body’s internal calorie counter. The truth is that eating fats doesn’t make someone fat; it is the overeating of anything, carbs, protein, or fats, which can cause someone to gain weight.

By limiting, or eliminating, your recommended daily intake of fat you are conditioning your body to not burn stored fat. Instead your body will become accustomed to using only carbohydrates. Adipokines are hormones released by your fat cells that increase your metabolism and the rate at which fat cells are broken down. By lowering the fat in your diet you may be inflicting a negative impact on these hormones and curbing your body’s efficiency in breaking down fat. Thankfully, by eating healthy fats, you can begin to mend this process and turn your body into an efficient, fat-burning machine!

Recommended Daily Intake:

Macronutrient % Daily Intake
Fat 20 – 30
Protein 12 – 20
Carbohydrates 50 – 60

Benefits of eating good fats:

Lowers cholesterol responsible for transporting fat, prevents plaque buildup in arteries, lose body fat, boost brain function and immune systems, and helps to keep eyes and skin healthy.

Examples of good fats:

Olives, olive oil, almonds, cashews, peanuts, avocados, and omega-3’s and 6’s found in salmon, herring, walnuts, and safflower oil.

Examples of bad fats:

Shortening, margarine, donuts, french fries, and processed foods, like cookies and chips.


RECIPIES!!

baked egg in avacada

BAKED EGG IN AVOCADO

Ingredients:
Avocado, 2 Eggs, Salt, Pepper, Seasoning (optional)

Directions:
  1. Cut avocado in half, remove pit. If necessary scoop out some extra avocado to make room for the egg.
  2. Crack eggs into a bowl. Spoon the yolk and some egg whites into the avocado’s hole.
  3. Bake at 425 for 13-15 minutes. Enjoy!

white bean, kale and pesto soup
WHITE BEAN, KALE AND PESTO SOUP:
Ingredients:
2 tbs olive oil
1 onion, coarsely chopped
4 carrots, peeled and sliced
4 garlic cloves, minced
½ tsp dried oregano
½ tsp dried parsley
4 c. chicken broth
½ kale head, torn into bite sized pieces
1 can cannellini beans, rinsed
½ c. prepared pesto
½ c. grated parmesan cheese

Directions:

  1. Heat oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add onion and carrot, and sauté for 5-8 minutes, or until vegetables begin to soften.
  2. Add garlic, oregano, parsley, and cook for 2 minutes, stirring.
  3. Add chicken broth, kale, and beans. Bring to boil, then lower heat and simmer for 15 minutes, until kale and carrots are tender.
  4. Remove from heat and stir in pesto and cheese.
  5. Serve hot with additional grated cheese.

Germain Grind
APRIL 23RD: THE GERMAIN GRIND

We’ve set the date for the Germain Grind!  On April 23rd, meet your T-Lane Nation team (with families, significant others) and join us for a hike through the woods behind Casa Germain.  (We encourage all other T-Lane offices to participate in a group fitness activity on this day as well)

This lovely 2 hour (max) walk / hike is tiered based on fitness preferences, see below and then click the link to Shannon to put your name down on the list (please indicate route as well as how many in your party) :

Route 1 = 30 minute walk with one hill – starts at 9:30am
Route 2 = 45 minute walk with 2 hills – starts at 9:15am
Route 3 = 2 hour walk with the 2 hills from Route 2 plus stairs & trails in forested area- starts at 8am.

Shannon, I choose route…

Shannon will then select a leader from that group to meet at the Germain’s (address will be confirmed through calendar request) and start out from there, all finishing around 10am.


SIT / STAND DESKS & HEADSETS

There has been some interest expressed to the team regarding sit / stand desks as well as headsets.  If you are interested in these pieces, please let us know by clicking this link and advising which you would appreciate and we will consider them for you:

T-LANE NATION’S T-LANE TODAY – FEBRUARY 2016 EDITION

Watch T-Lane Nation’s T-Lane Today February 2016 Edition Below:

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON OUR NEWEST DIVISION, T-LANE NATION RAMPS, CLICK HERE

Why does T-Lane Nation film and send out this T-Lane Today V-Newsletter each month?  We’re glad you’ve asked:

Safety:

Safety is imperative at T-Lane, every aspect of our business hinges on the safety and security of our team, our equipment and our clients precious goods.  In this business everything can change in the blink of an eye, our team is comprised of experts that are continually well trained and stringently held to applying and implementing the highest level industry standards in safety practices to ensure that the correct planning is executed from project inception and that the team can ‘think on their feet’ should a situation outside of their control arise.

Updates with Portability:

T-Lane Nation’s T-Lane Today is provided to our team to best keep them up to date on the happenings of T-Lane on an engaging platform that allows them to tune in to view from their desks, their mobile devices or home PC’s and share virally as well.  This effort helps keep the T-Lane Nation team up to speed even if they typically work off-site, are travelling often for work, or even if they’re on vacation.

Employee Morale:

The T-Lane Today videos provide a refreshing personal element by offering the T-Lane team across the country to get to know the safety team directly and receive T-Lane messages in a somewhat ‘face to face’ environment.  We feel that this exercise helps to mitigate potential team gaps that T-Lane’s ever expanding national footprint might face if using the more traditional, less personal, technical communication avenues (printed out newsletter in coffee rooms, email messages etc).  We strive to give our entire team something to discuss and let them know that T-Lane Nation wholeheartedly supports a productive, positive team culture and is committed to keeping everyone inside the ‘loop’.

History

T-Lane Nation has been in business for over 15 years, our T-Lane Nation, T-Lane Today V-Newsletter will afford us an opportunity to look back through the years and chronicle our important activities.  When our T-Lane Nation family gains a new member, or should we need to demonstrate that we have provided all of our employees with an important safety message, these newsletters help to chronicle who we are and what we do over here at T-Lane Nation on a platform that is easy to access.  These T-Lane Today’s act as a great training tool and also allow anyone interested in the company to pull up a seat and ‘see’ what we’re about.

So, we hope you’re enjoying our messages, we care about our T-Lane Nation team and are happy to have such a great group to communicate to.

Please feel free to share any feedback  in our comments section, we look forward to hearing from you!

Have a safe and happy winter everyone!  Next edition in March 2016!

T-LANE NATION JANUARY 2016 EDITION: T-LANE TODAY

Watch T-Lane Today’s January 2016 Edition Below:

Why does T-Lane Nation film and send out this V-Newsletter each month?  We’re glad you’ve asked:

Safety:

Safety is imperative at T-Lane, every aspect of our business hinges on the safety and security of our team, our equipment and our clients precious goods.  In this business everything can change in the blink of an eye, our team is comprised of experts that are continually well trained and stringently held to applying and implementing the highest level industry standards in safety practices to ensure that the correct planning is executed from project inception and that the team can ‘think on their feet’ should a situation outside of their control arise.

Updates with Portability:

T-Lane Nation’s T-Lane Today is provided to our team to best keep them up to date on the happenings of T-Lane on an engaging platform that allows them to tune in to view from their desks, their mobile devices or home PC’s and share virally as well.  This effort helps keep the T-Lane Nation team up to speed even if they typically work off-site, are travelling often for work, or even if they’re on vacation.

Employee Morale:

The T-Lane Today videos provide a refreshing personal element by offering the T-Lane team across the country to get to know the safety team directly and receive T-Lane messages in a somewhat ‘face to face’ environment.  We feel that this exercise helps to mitigate potential team gaps that T-Lane’s ever expanding national footprint might face if using the more traditional, less personal, technical communication avenues (printed out newsletter in coffee rooms, email messages etc).  We strive to give our entire team something to discuss and let them know that T-Lane Nation wholeheartedly supports a productive, positive team culture and is committed to keeping everyone inside the ‘loop’.

History

T-Lane Nation has been in business for over 15 years, our T-Lane Nation, T-Lane Today V-Newsletter will afford us an opportunity to look back through the years and chronicle our important activities.  When our T-Lane Nation family gains a new member, or should we need to demonstrate that we have provided all of our employees with an important safety message, these newsletters help to chronicle who we are and what we do over here at T-Lane Nation on a platform that is easy to access.  These T-Lane Today’s act as a great training tool and also allow anyone interested in the company to pull up a seat and ‘see’ what we’re about.

So, we hope you’re enjoying our messages, we care about our T-Lane Nation team and are happy to have such a great group to communicate to.

Please feel free to share any feedback  in our comments section, we look forward to hearing from you!

Have a safe and happy winter everyone!  Next edition in February 2016!

 

GOLF FORE KIDS RAISES $150,000

Tim and Lauralee Germain of T-Lane Nation are thrilled to be main sponsors of the annual Golf fore Kids Golf Tournament with Sid and Leigh Keay of Ocean Trailer and Bill Dick and Lora Covinha of Phoenix Truck and Crane. 

Along with many valued sponsorships, the 2015 event brought in $150,000 and was split equally between three very important children’s charities: Alisa’s Wish, the Centre for Child Development and Power to Be.

For 20+ years, this annual golf tournament’s proceeds have directly benefitted BC children.  Each year the turnout is greater and we are excited for our 2016 event on September 23rd!  For sponsorship / donation information, please email Lauralee Germain at lgermain@t-lane.ca

Follow, like and share the Golf fore Kids Facebook page for important updates!

 

T-LANE NATION ACHESON ALBERTA WAREHOUSE TOUR

Did you know that T-Lane Nation houses one of Alberta’s most comprehensive warehouse and yard /laydown spaces? 

Click the below video and allow T-Lane Nation’s Troy Cole to take you and our client ‘Dave’ on a complete tour of our all -inclusive Acheson, Alberta warehouse:

Don’t mind the background noise, we’re hard at work over here!

 T-Lane’s Acheson, Alberta Warehouse / Yard Snapshot

Our Acheson, Alberta warehouse affords our clients the opportunity to utilize all (or some) of the following services:

  • 10 floor level loading docks
  • 4 oversize overhead doors
  • In-floor heat
  • High bay racking (over 2000 pallet places)
  • Client office space
  • Ample parking,
  • WiFi or LAN
  • Shrink Wrapping or Tarping
  • Scaffold Supply
  • All the small tooling to support shipping and receiving
  • Tools & Equipment
  • Dunnage
  • Access Matting
  • Surplus Management
  • Scrap Management
  • Asset Management
  • Tagging, Stenciling Identification
  • Crating, Kitting, Packaging
  • Pipe Joint and Spool Cleanliness
  • Flawless Maintenance
  • Flushing / Hydro Testing
  • Vessel Dressing
  • Insulation, Pre-assembly, Painting in House

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 US TODAY: TROY COLE,  TCOLE@T-LANE.CA |53031 RANGE ROAD 263A| ACHESON| AB| CANADA | T7X 5A5| PHONE: 780 948 8500 

BC BUSINESS MAGAZINE FEATURES T-LANE NATION LEADER: TIM GERMAIN

As published in BC Business Magazine as a finalist for the 2015 Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards: 

T-Lane Nation Customer Concierge and CEO - Tim Germain
T-Lane Nation Customer Concierge and CEO – Tim Germain

Timothy Germain (FINALIST)
CEO, T-Lane Nation

Timothy Germain got his start driving school buses, but he always had his eye on bigger vehicles–and bigger plans. At the age of 23, Germain got his licence to drive semi-trailers, bought his own truck and began driving short-haul routes around the Lower Mainland. By his late 30s, with a young family in Coquitlam, he saw an opportunity for “a surplus of growth and profit,” as he puts it, but he was unable to find a partner to share the costs of starting up: “None had the confidence nor risk-taking gumption to jump on board.” So with one dispatcher and one truck, he began T-Lane Nation in 2000, putting up his house as collateral. Taking those risks, he notes, “paved the T-Lane road” for his eventual success. The company–which specializes in moving unwieldy or dangerous materials, like power generators or cranes, to remote corners of the province–has since grown into a 250-person operation, with 11 offices and six warehouses across Canada and clients ranging from BC Hydro to the Department of National Defence. In 2014, T-Lane Nation had $45 million in annual revenue, which Germain hopes to grow to $100 million in five years’ time.

Read entire BC Business article here

PIPE INSPECTION CAMERA RENTALS

T-Lane Nation Now Offer's Pipe Inspection Camera Rentals
T-Lane Nation Now Offer’s Pipe Inspection Camera Rentals

T-LANE NATION IS PROUD TO NOW OFFER CLIENTS PIPE INSPECTION CAMERA RENTALS

Why is this camera right for me?

Take the guess work out of your next job by doing it right the first time using one of T-Lane’s Pipe Inspection Camera’s.  Used as a preventative measure or to locate pipe problems, our Pipe Inspection Camera’s  (PIC) afford our clients the opportunity to quickly and effectively assess their pipe’s condition without having to resort to more invasive measures to get to the root of the problem (digging up property, damaging structures etc.), ultimately saving time and money in supplemental repairs.

Pipe Camera Inspection Process:

Using this camera is almost effortless.

Set up the camera close to the entry point of the pipe and insert the camera that is affixed to the end of a cable.  As the camera moves through the pipe it sends a continuous feed to a monitor that the user views to locate any problems.

If a blockage / challenge is located within the pipe, the length of cable deployed acts as a marker  to how far into the pipe the problem lies, also indicating what next measures need to be taken to remedy the issue (i.e. pipe lining, drain snaking, hydro-jet cleaning, digging down to access pipe, etc)

You can’t afford to not know about existing or potential problems within your pipes……

Features / Specifications: 

  • 10” LCD Color Monitor W/DVR & MIC; USB Port
  • 1-1/2” Self Leveling Waterproof Color Camera Head for 3388M (w/Built in 512HZ Sonde Transmitter for 3388MT)
  • 3”,4”,6” Camera Head Skids
  • Sapphire Glass Lens Cover
  • Camera Vision Angle: 80 Degrees
  • 18 Bright White LED lights
  • 300FT 8mm Fiberglass Push Rod w/Footage Counter and Stainless Steel Reel
  • Rechargeable Li-ion Battery Lasting about 4 Hours
  • Heavy Duty Waterproof Case

For Rental Agreement Information, please contact Kristian Gough at kgough@t-lane.ca

T-LANE NATION HEALTH AND WELLNESS: MAY 2017

Welcome to May! 


S. MOENSHere’s to the beginning of a new month, summer weather, and fresh goals. Setting personal and fitness goals isn’t something reserved for January 1st and what better time than now? These longer and brighter days are motivating us to be more productive and get outside. Whether your summer goal is to walk 3x a week, start building lean muscles, or to eat more vegetables it’s never too late to reach your health goals. Let’s make this summer the best one yet!

– Shannon


Step up your fat loss

As we’ve discussed in the MARCH NEWSLETTER, the weight-loss industry is based on quick fixes that look sexy when combined with the “you’ve-got-to-have-this” marketing. SPOILER ALERT: these products don’t work – unless what you’re looking for is an overpriced laxative. Sustainable fat loss can be achieved and thousands of people are doing it every day without the use of these quick-fix products. Instead, employ these 6 tips to lose weight and keep it off for good.

  1. Calorie DeficitT-LANE HEALTH AND WELNESS

The best tool for fat loss is not necessarily to eat less, but fewer calories. Check out how many calories are in that ½ cup of trail mix before chowing down. Just because a food is good for you doesn’t mean you get to have unlimited amounts. 100 calories looks completely different for each food group.

How many calories should you be eating? Calculate your average calorie consumptions over the last 3 days. Subtract 100 – 300 calories and get started. If you would like more precise calculations for your body and weight loss goals send me an email at smoens@t-lane.ca.

2. Protein 

Protein is the greatest fat-burning supplement. It has the highest thermogenic effect of any food, which means your body uses a lot of calories just to digest it. This macronutrient also helps to maintain our lean body mass and keeps our metabolism revving. Try adding some chicken to your next salad and feel your body get leaner.

How much should you be having? Find out here in the MACRONUTRIENT SPOTLIGHT

T-LANE HEALTH AND WELLNESS3. Exercise

Regular participation in exercise is one of the greatest things you can do for your body. It results in improved health, building of lean muscles and burns additional calories. Try going for a walk or doing this month’s workout to accelerate your weight loss.

4. Fruits and Veggies

Fruits and vegetables should be a daily staple if you’re looking to shed some weight. They are low in calories and high in fiber, making you feel full throughout the day without having a calorie surplus. As a bonus, veggies and fruits contain the nutrients and vitamins necessary for proper cellular function and weight loss.

5. Water

This zero-calorie beverage needs to be at the top of your list if you want to feel great and shed weight. Water helps to regulate body temperature, eliminate waste, aide digestion, transport nutrients, keep energy levels high, and maintain a steady rate of fat metabolism. If our water levels drop even slightly, we begin to see all these functions suffer. The organs responsible for metabolizing and transporting fats become sluggish and function in a reduced capacity if you are dehydrated. This reduction in fat metabolism could be why you are exercising, but failing to see results.

6. Patience and ConsistencyT-LANE HEALTH AND WELLNESS

This may be the most important tip. Fitness celebrities and magazine covers promise us that we can reach our goals in a week, but that is simply setting us up for disappointment. Depending on your end goal you likely won’t reach them in a month or even eight. Improving your health and experiencing safe weight loss is a journey that is measured  in years. It’s going to take time and hard work to get to where you want to be. Along the way there will be many triumphs and moments to celebrate. Get ready to enjoy the journey by doing activities you love and celebrating your successes. If you are consistent with exercise and give your body the time it needs to transform, you WILL reach your goals. 


FIT TIP 

If exercise were a pill it would be the most widely prescribed drug on the planet.  

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As we age, the likelihood of our doctor telling us to start exercising is inevitable. The effects of aging bring about heart conditions, diabetes, metabolic irregularities, unwanted weight gain, increased risk of injury, and loss of mobility. Right now, you may feel great, but how much did you move today? How much did you move this week? If you live a sedentary life, this is your red flag. You need to move and work your body. Do not settle for a life of limitations.

Why are so many health professionals recommending exercise? This list includes a handful of the life-changing benefits:

  • lower blood pressure,
  • regulate cholesterol,
  • decrease risk cardiovascular disease,
  • restore posture,
  • improve muscle and joint health,
  • regulate insulin release,
  • decrease body fat,
  • decrease chance of injury,
  • improve quality of life, and
  • add an average of 4 years to your life.

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Time will go by regardless of what we do each day. Start your health journey now and begin reaping the benefits. Go for a 20-minute walk, dust off that exercise equipment or try this month’s workout. Any exercise is better than no exercise, so let’s get at it!


let’s get sweaty

Try this NEW total body workout at home, on the road, or at the gym. 

Legs: 1-3 sets each
  1. Squat x 8-12 reps squat
  2. Side lunge x 8 – 12 reps each sideSide-Lunge_Exercise
  3. Step Up x 8 – 12 reps each sideb51dabfe_Chair-Step-Ups
  4. Hip Bridge x 8 – 12 repship bridge
Arms & Abs: 1-3 sets each
  1. Push Up x 8 – 12 repspush up
  2. Front Plank x 20 – 60 secondsdownload (4)
  3. Bench Dips x 8 – 12 repsbench dips
  4. Mountain Climbers x 10 – 25 each sidemountain climbers

new recipes
Strawberry Frozen Yogurt Popsiclesstrawberries-and-cream-popsicles-4

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups plain greek yogurt
  • 2 cups strawberries
  • Honey or vanilla extract to taste*
  • 1/8 – 1/4 cup water**

Directions:

  1. Blend together greek yogurt and strawberries until smooth.
  2. *Test mixture and determine if any sweetener is necessary.
  3. **Add enough water to make the fruit mixture smooth (this will depend on how juicy the strawberries are).
  4. Pour into popsicle molds and freeze 4 – 6 hours. Enjoy!
banana-pancakes31- Minute Pancakes

Ingredients:

  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 egg
  • 1 scoop vanilla or chocolate protein powder (optional)
  • ¼ tsp baking powder (optional)
  • sprinkle of cinnamon

Directions:

  1. In a medium bowl, mash banana and then whisk in egg.
  2. Add remaining ingredients and whisk until well combined.
  3. Heat skillet at low-medium heat.
  4. The batter will not hold together as well as traditional pancakes so aim to make pancakes that are 2-3 inches in diameter.
  5. These cook fast so when the bottom is golden brown flip quickly.
  6. Top with fresh fruit, peanut butter or your favourite topping. Enjoy!

T-LANE NATION HEALTH AND WELLNESS: APRIL 2017

Happy April T-Lane


T-LANE HEALTH AND WELLNESSSpring is finally here and summer is just around the corner. The hope of longer days, warmer nights, and less rain – fingers crossed – will open up our options to what we can do to stay active. While having a training regime for strength or cardio is fantastic, the winter may have left you with limited options to stay active. Let’s use these upcoming seasons to rediscover our love and motivation for health and fitness!

– Shannon


5 ways to find fitness motivationT-LANE HEALTH AND WELLNESS
  1. Train with your friends. Make your workouts more enjoyable through accountability and social interaction.
  2. Take it outside. Head to your local park or playground to get in bodyweight strength training, stretching or a metabolic workout. No need for a mat, just use the grass.
  3. Do other fitness activities. Maybe you identify as a weightlifter, runner, or yogi. I urge you to take some time to do other activities to help you reach your goals. When you diversify your training you open yourself up to greater knowledge, technique, new fitness growth, and you may even discover something you really enjoy.
  4. Do what you love. You’re only as strong as your weakest exercise, but take a break from training the hard stuff to do the movements you love and remind yourself how good training can feel. For example, my chin-ups are driving the struggle-bus so when I need to feel motivated I’ll jump to something I’m great at, like an overhead press.
  5. Have Fun. Open yourself to local events or fun competitions. These things can give you a purpose for your exercise and something to look forward to on the calendar. Looking for something? Ask me about Abbotsford’s Foam Fest!

 Macronutrient SPotlight: Fats 

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What is Fat

This macronutrient is an essential part of our diet that we can’t live without. Each day we require certain types of fat to prevent disease and sustain life. In the average North American diet we unknowingly consume high levels of fat every day. This can result in some serious health complaints including obesity, high blood pressure, and high levels of cholesterol – all of which are leading to an increased risk of heart disease.

What is Cholesterol

For years we’ve been told that cholesterol is bad, but in fact it is only half bad. There are 2 types of cholesterol in our bodies: Low Density Lipoproteins (LDL) and High Density Lipoproteins (HDL). LDL is the “bad cholesterol” that can cause a buildup of plaque in your arteries. HDL, however, is considered “good cholesterol” that carries LDL cholesterol from parts of your body, like that built up in our arteries, and help eliminate it. Once this cholesterol gets back to the liver it can be processed out of the body. We need both types of cholesterol to function, but the danger arises when we have high levels of LDL cholesterol.T-LANE HEALTH AND WELLNESS

Types of Fat

When we say “Fats” we casting a huge net in what we’re talking about. Unsaturated, saturated and trans fats fall into this TLANE HEALTH AND WELLNESScategory and can make everything seem confusing when trying to eat a healthy diet.

Unsaturated Fats – This fat is considered “good” or “healthy” because they come from natural sources, can lower LDL cholesterol levels, raising HDL cholesterol, reducing inflammation, stabilizing heart rhythms, contributing to weight loss, and improves nutrient absorption.

Saturated Fats – This fat type falls in the middle between good and bad. Most foods have this type of fat to some degree, even nutritious ones like chicken or fish. To ensure you are getting saturated fats from the right sources, stick to your unprocessed foods like chicken, fish, turkey, or lean beef and you’ll be in the clear.

Trans Fats – This fat is made through a process called hydrogenation, and unless you’re a nutritionist, all you need to know is that it’s terrible for your body. Trans fats raise bad cholesterol and lowers good cholesterol, creates inflammation, contributes to insulin resistance (fat gain), and increases the risk of developing heart disease.

Unsaturated Saturated Trans
Olives and olive oil

Avocados and avocado oil

Nuts and Seeds (ex. peanuts)

Fish (ex. salmon)

Cheese (ex. feta)

Pizza

Cheese

Butter

Cream

Desserts

Fast Food

Fried Foods

Baked Goods

Processed Snack Foods

Margarine

What Fat Does for You

Like protein and vitamins, fat is necessary to sustain life and can do amazing things for our body when eaten in the T-LANE HEALTH AND WELLNESSright amounts. In addition to the benefits listed above, fat also:

  • helps our body process and make use of vitamins and minerals that are essential for good health,
  • contains essential fatty acids (EFA) that help our heart and immune system,
  • help improve cognitive functions (brain health), and
  • aides in weight loss.

Eating Your Fats

Unsaturated Saturated Trans
Olives and olive Oil

Avocados and avocado oil

Nuts and Seeds

Cheese (ex. feta)

Pizza

Cheese

Butter

Desserts

Fast Food

Fried Foods

Baked Goods

Processed Snack Foods

Margarine

1-2 thumb-sized portion(s) at each meal

Limited

Limited

 

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which OIL IS BEST?

With health foods on the rise, grocery aisles are brimming with endless choices of oils. It can be difficult to understand which oils are best for certain foods and which you should straight up avoid. This guide will help you navigate through the aisle with ease and better understand the most commonly used oils out there.

Olive oil

Made from olives and is an unsaturated fat.T-LANE HEALTH AND WELLNESS

Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO): Comes from the first press of the olives. It is “cold-pressed” which means it is done without heat, in a dark environment and the oil is then sealed in light eliminating jars. This type of oil has the most nutrients and health benefits.

Olive Oil: Comes from the second, third, and fourth press of the olive. Usually done with heat to exact all remaining oil. Some of the flavour and nutrients are stripped away in this refinement process.

Health Benefits of EVOO: Fights inflammation, reduced risk of heart disease, reduced risk of stroke, reduced cancer risk, alleviates depression symptoms, and promotes brain health.

How to use this: Olive oil has a low smoke point* so it is best to use this in dressing and dips, and avoid heating.

Avocado Oil

Made from the flesh of avocado and is a cold-pressed unsaturated fat.T-LANE HEALTH AND WELLNESS

Health Benefits: Reduces bad cholesterol, improves heart health, enhances nutrient absorption, reduces arthritis symptoms, and reduces inflammation.

How to Use it: However you like! This oil has a high smoke point* and stays liquid at room temperature making is extremely versatile. Dressing, dips, sautéing, frying, or marinades. This is the ideal oil to use.

Virgin Coconut Oil

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Made from the flesh of coconuts and is cold pressed to preserve nutrients and flavour.

Health Benefits: Can lower LDL cholesterol and raise HDL cholesterol overtime.

How to use this: Has a moderate-high smoke point*. Could be used in sautéing or roasting for flavour. Try it as a substitute for butter or margarine.

Canola Oil

Made from rapeseed. After the seeds are collected they are washed with chemicals, deodorized to remove the bitter smell, T-LANE HEALTH AND WELLNESSbleached to lighten the cloudy colour of processed oil, and exposed to high heats.

Health Benefits: In the refinement process of making this oil the nutrients are stripped away and the oil itself often turns rancid.

How to use this. Don’t. This oil’s original use was for lamp fuel and the heavy processing used to create the oil makes it an undesirable fat source for your body.

Vegetable OilT-LANE HEALTH AND WELLNESS

This is made in a factory using genetically modified crops. The crops and seeds are then washed with chemicals, and deodorized at high heats. In cases of margarine, this refinementprocess is taken a step further through hydrogenation. Hydrogenated oil trans fats are created and the oil remains solid at room temperature.

Examples: Soybean, corn, cottonseed, sunflower, sesame, grapeseed, safflower, and rice bran oil.

How to use this. Don’t. This oil contributes to inflammation, cancer, heart disease and high LDL cholesterol levels.

Flaxseed Oil

This unsaturated fat is ground into a fine powder and then cold pressed to extract the oil.T-LANE HEALTH AND WELLNESS

Health Benefits: Can reduce high blood pressure, alleviate depression, lower LDL cholesterol, aids in hair and nail growth, and reduces the symptoms of menopause.

How to use this: Do not heat and use sparingly. Too much leads to a strong taste and smell. Add it into your smoothie or dressings for the additional health benefits.

 

 

*Smoke Point: the temperature at which an oil burns and begins to smoke. When an oil is heated to this temperature a burnt flavour added to the food and the beneficial nutrients are destroyed.


Work it Out

Try this 10-minute fat blasting and body sculpting workout that you can do on the go, at the gym, or at home.

Instructions: Perform each exercise for 30 seconds and take a 10-20 second break before moving on to the next exercise.

Repeat for 2 – 3 rounds

  1. Speed Walk or Run
  2. Mountain Climbers – from the ground or a raised surface (ex. desk, stairs, truck bed) T-LANE HEALTH AND WELLNESS
  3. Walking LungesT-LANE HEALTH AND WELLNESS
  4. Front PlankT-LANE HEALTH AND WELLNESS
  5. SquatsT-LANE HEALTH AND WELLNESS

try these new recipes

Spaghetti Squash Chow Mein

ingredientsT-LANE HEALTH AND WELLNESS
  • 1 spaghetti squash
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tsp grated ginger
  • 1/4 tsp ground pepper
  • 2 tbsp avocado oil (or extra virgin olive oil)
  • 4 chicken breasts, cubed
  • 1 white onion, diced
  • 3 stalks celery, sliced
  • 1 cups each shredded carrots and cabbage
T-LANE HEALTH AND WELLNESSdirections
  1. Cut spaghetti squash in half lengthwise and scoop out seeds. Lay cut side down in a pan with 1 /2 inch of water. Bake at 400 F for 30 – 40 minutes, or until tender. Once cooked scoop out flesh with a fork so it breaks apart into strings. Set aside.
  2. In a small bowl whisk together soy sauce, garlic, sugar, ginger, and pepper. Set aside.
  3. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Cook chicken until browned. Add onion and celery and cook until tender. Add cabbage and carrots, cooking until heated through.
  4. Add spaghetti squash and sauce mixture to skillet and mix until well combined. Serve immediately.

 

Greek Grilled Chicken Wrap

INGREDIENTST-LANE HEALTH AND WELLNESS
  • 1 1/2 lbs chicken breast
  • 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • salt and pepper (as needed)
  • 6 Tbsp greek dressing
  • 4 burrito sized whole grain tortillas
  • 3/4 cup hummus
  • 3 cups chopped lettuce
  • 2 roma tomatoes, diced
  • 1 medium cucumber, diced
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese, crumbled
T-LANE HEALTH AND WELLNESSDIRECTIONS
  1. Brush chicken with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Grill chicken until cooked through, about 6 – 8 minutes. Transfer to a plate and let rest 10 minutes. Dice into cubes.
  2. Transfer chicken to bowl, pour greek dressing overtop and toss evenly to coat.
  3. To assemble wraps, spread 3 tbsp hummus over each tortilla, top with chicken, lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber and feta cheese. Wrap up and enjoy!

 

T-LANE NATION HEALTH AND WELLNESS: MARCH 2017

Welcome to Nutrition Month!


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Did you know March is national nutrition month? As a team let’s join thousands of other Canadians who are using this month to give their body the best it deserves. You don’t need a fancy food scale or to go on a special diet. You can celebrate nutrition month by simply adding a serving of colourful vegetables to each meal, drinking an extra glass of water, or skipping the drive-thru.

Below are some of the most common nutrition topics and struggles I get asked about. If you have something you are interested in learning more about send me a message at smoens@t-lane.ca.

Fad Foods and Diets

There is a lot of nutrition information online. How do you know what to believe? Is what you’re reading best for you? Ask yourself these questions to ensure you are getting the right advice.T-LANE HEALTH AND WELLNESS

  •  Are you being promised a quick fix, detox or “cure”?
  • Are they trying to sell you something?
  • Does it seem too good to be true? – it probably is.
  • Is the information science based or opinion based?

Be careful of which online or social media diet you follow. The diet industry makes billions of dollars trying to sell a quick fix diet or pill that is either harmful or useless for your body. Seek information from qualified sources like doctors, dieticians, or nutrition coaches. Some common ones include skinny teas, superfood extracts, body wraps, and so much more.

Picky Eaters

download (5)Do you have a picky eater in your life? You work all day and then rush home to prepare a delicious and nutritious meal for your family…only the kids won’t have it. Frustrating! It can be a challenge to find a meal that everyone will enjoy so how about assigning jobs at mealtime. Your job is to make the food and tell them where they’ll be eating (ex. not in front of a screen) and their job is to choose what and how much they will eat. Try including your kids in the shopping, prepping and cooking of meals to peak their interest in food and help them learn about what a nutritious diet is.

Fun Facts!

  • Up to 35% of children are described as picky by their parents
  • They take nutrition cues from you, so set a good example by preparing and eating nourishing foods
  • It can take 8-15 tastes before a child likes a new food

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Do you eat when you’re bored, frustrated or stressed out? Maybe you eat too much without realizing it, crave foods that are high in calories (ex. chips and chocolate), and you might even feel more stress after eating too much. Don’t let yourself fall prey to emotional eating. Combat this by eating mindfully.

  • Stop when you’re 80% full
  • Never eat while distracted by the TV or phone
  • Eat slowly – try to match your pace with the slowest eater at the table
  • Drink a full glass of water when you feel like snacking
  • Don’t keep your trigger foods in the house
  • Prepare fresh cut fruit and veggies to snack on when you get a craving

Manage or Prevent Diabetes

Do you have type 1 or 2 diabetes? Does it run in your family and you want to prevent it? Try out these tips to manage your diabetes or reduce your chances of developing this condition.

  • Avoid sugary beverages like soda, fruit juice, lemonade, and sports drinks.
  • Fiber, Fiber, Fiber. This helps slow the rate at which sugar is digested by your body and released into the bloodstream. You can find fiber in vegetables and whole grains.
  • Sleep 6 – 8 hours a night to reduce your stress and cortisol levels, and boost your metabolism.
  • Take medication that is prescribed by your doctor.
  • Exercise helps your body process and handle sugar. Walking, running, weight training, body breaks – anything you enjoy will do the trick.
  • Check your portion sizes. Overeating can lead to weight gain, which can further contribute to this condition. Use the infographic below to understand how much you should be enjoying at each meal.
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Did you miss the seminar on how to boost your metabolism? Check out this short blog post to learn about what you can be doing to make you body as healthy as possible. 

Boost Your Metabolism

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Fit Fact

85% of men and 75% of women have anterior pelvic tilt. Do you?

anterior-pelvic-tiltOur pelvic/hip bones play a huge role in our body by connecting the base of the spine to the bones in our legs. It can rotate and tilt as needed, but in some cases, can get stuck in one position. Anterior pelvic tilt (APT) is the forward tilt of the pelvic bones forcing the front of these bones below the level of the back.

How Does It Develop?

APT develops due to tight and short muscles on the front of our hips and long and loose muscle on the back. Think about that position. The front of your hip is crunched in and the back is elongated. If you just pictured someone sitting you now know the most common cause of anterior pelvic tilt and its associated symptoms – sitting.

Symptoms

While that anterior pelvic tilt may give you the appearance of well developed glutes it can have major implications on how our body feels and looks. Before the pain appears, you may notice a protruding stomach that doesn’t get any flatter no matter how much exercise you do. If left untreated this condition can lead to low back pain, groin and hip pain, knee pain and flat feet. Due to the forward position of the pelvis, your lower back will compensate and create a larger curve in the spine. Due to this excess curvature, you may experience headaches, and neck and shoulder pain.

How Can I Fix APT?

When we sit for extended periods of time, our hip flexor and quadricep muscles are resting in their “shortened” position while our hamstrings and glutes are in their “lengthened” position. I cannot stress enough how important it is to get up, move around, strengthen our weak muscles, and stretch the tight ones. Try the quick workout below that will do just that.


Try This 7-Minute Corrective APT Sequence

Do 2- 3 rounds of each before moving on to stretching.

Hip Bridge 

  1. Begin by lying on your back with both knees bent and heels tucked to your hips.
  2. Drive down through your heels and use your glutes and hamstrings (butt and the back of your legs) to push your hips up to the ceiling.
  3. Hold for 3 seconds before slowly lowering.
  4. Repeat for 10 times.AAEAAQAAAAAAAAeCAAAAJDVjN2E5NTg4LTE2NmYtNGJiNS04ZTE0LTFmNmFiOTIzOTI3Mw

Front Plank 

  1. Begin by planting your forearms and knees on the floor.
  2. When ready, lift your knees from the floor so that your body is suspended by forearms and toes.
  3. Make sure that your hips are low enough by keeping your body parallel with the ground.
  4. Activate your abdominal muscles by squeezing your glutes (For this think about pulling your hip bones up towards your ribs).
  5. Hold for 10 – 45 seconds. You should start shaking before you let yourself quit!

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Standing Hip Extension 

  1. Begin by transferring all your weight to one leg.
  2. On the floating leg, lock out your knee and point your toes towards your nose.
  3. Reach back through your heel, with a straight leg. You should feel your hamstrings and glutes working.
  4. Repeat 10 times on each leg.

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Do 1 – 2 rounds following the strength exercises.

Hip Flexor Stretch

  1. Grab a pillow, cushion or mat to kneel down on one knee. The other knee will be up, with its foot planted.
  2. Squeeze your glutes – remember to think about pulling those hip bones up to your ribs – and gently rock forward.
  3. You should feel a big stretch through the front of your hip and possibly down the front of your leg.
  4. Hold for 20 – 30 seconds on each leg.Hip-Flexor-Stretch-600x450

Quadricep Stretch 

  1. Standing, grab your ankle and hug your heel to your hips.
  2. You should feel a deep stretch through the front of your leg.
  3. If you can’t grab your ankle, try looping a tea towel under your
  4. Hold for 20 – 30 seconds on each leg.

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Child’s Pose Stretch

  1. Using your mat or cushions again, kneel with both knees hip width apart and toes side by side.
  2. Sit your hips back over your heels while reaching forward on the ground with straight arms.
  3. You will feel this stretch all throughout your back.
  4. Hold for 20 – 30 seconds, breathing deeply.

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Try This New Recipe

Lasagna Roll-Ups

ingredients – Roll Ups (make ahead and freeze)fbc2b75e-df04-452f-b711-4fa274327012

16 uncooked lasagna noodles

1lb ground beef

1/2 lb pork sausage

1/2 cup chopped onion

1 1/2 cups tomato pasta sauce

2, 15 oz containers ricotta cheese

1 box frozen spinach, thawed, drained and squeezed dry

2 tsp dried basil

1 egg

ingredients – sauce

3 cups tomato pasta sauce

2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese

directions
  1. Cook lasagna noodles as directed on package. Drain and rinse.
  2. Heat oven to 350 F. In a skillet cook beef, sausage and onion over medium high heat until meat is cooked through. Drain if necessary. Stir in 1 1/2 cups pasta sauce. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat.
  3. In a small bowl mix ricotta cheese, spinach, basil and egg. Spread 3 tbsp ricotta mixture over each lasagna noodle. spoon about 1/4 cup meat mixture over ricotta mixture. Roll up firmly.
  4. To bake, place rolls seam side down on a greased baking sheet. Pour 1 1/2 cups pasta sauce over rolls. Cover tightly with foil and bake 30 – 40 minutes or until hot and bubbly. Sprinkle each with mozzarella cheese. Bake uncovered 3 – 5 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.

T-LANE NATION HEALTH AND WELLNESS: BOOSTING YOUR METABOLISM

Nutrition Seminar

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Did you miss our in-house nutrition seminar on how to boost your metabolism? Have no fear! Below you will receive the key information that we covered. Now you can learn what affects your metabolism, and the foods and activities that will turn you into a fat burning machine at home and on the road.


Your metabolism is the total energy you use in a day. Some metabolisms are naturally faster than others, but there are always things you can do – and eat – to make yours as efficient as possible.

5 Things make up your total daily energy use: 

  1. Basal Metabolic Rate – amount of energy needed to keep you alive (ex. heart Slide2pumping blood).
  2. . Resting Metabolic Rate – amount of energy we use at rest (ex. maintaining muscle tissue).
  3. Thermic Effect of Feeding – energy used to digest and absorb our food (ex. chewing, swallowing, nutrient breakdown).
  4. Exercise Activity – purposeful exercise (ex. body breaks).
  5. Non-Exercise Activity – daily life movements (ex. fidgeting, walking around the office)

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Slide4Perfect energy balance occurs when you eat the exact amount of calories your body uses during any given day.

If we consume more calories than we need and never perform exercise the result is weight gain.

If we consume less calories than we need and exercise regularly the result is weight loss.


Muscle MassSlide6

Building muscle is one of the best things you can do for your metabolism.

Maintaining muscle takes up a lot of your body’s energy so the more muscle you have the more energy your body needs to expend on a daily basis.

Slide7Gender and Height

If you are short for your gender or a female then you will naturally have a slower metabolism than your counterparts.

Tall people have longer limbs to move around so their actions take more energy to complete.

Women have slower metabolisms than men primarily due to bone structure. Men have larger skeletons which means they have naturally have longer and larger muscles.

This is only true when comparing similar individuals. A physically active female will still have a higher metabolic rate than an inactive male; however an inactive male will have a faster metabolism than an inactive woman.

Body Fat Percentage 

Just as muscle increases our metabolic rate, body fat decreases it. Slide8

Fat tissue stimulates a release of leptin; a hormone that is directly responsible for slowing down our metabolic rate.

Body fat –> leptin release –> slowed metabolism –> weight gain –> more body fat –> more leptin released –> etc.

It is all a big circle that will drag us further down UNTIL we decide to make a change and do something about it.


Aging and Our Metabolism 

Slide9Under the age of 25 your metabolism is its most efficient, but slowly begins to decline as we age.

After the age of 30, inactive people lose 3-5% of their muscle mass each decade and as we know, muscle is key to an efficient metabolism. This muscle loss can be reversed through participating in regular exercise.

The older we get the harder time our body has digesting and absorbing nutrients that are essential to a fast metabolism. Additionally, our ability to digest alcohol plummets, leaving our body dehydrated and metabolism working in a reduced capacity for longer periods of time.

Without a lifestyle change of eating well and regular activity, the effects of aging can lead to steady weight gain.

 


A slow metabolism doesn’t define you or determine your next 20 years. The effects of aging, eating too much, and a lack of exercise can be overcome. Decide today to make positive changes to make your metabolism work for you. 


Metabolism Boosting ActivitiesSlide11

Sleep – When we don’t get enough sleep our cortisol levels rise. This hormone is directly responsible for slowing down our metabolism. Aim to get 7 – 9 hours of sleep every night, your cortisol levels will lower, and fat loss will become easier.

Skip the Alcohol – Did you know alcohol can reduce your metabolic rate by up to 73%! Alcohol is very high in calories, having a negative impact on our energy balance. Additionally, it suppresses the body’s ability to metabolize fat stores by dehydrated the organs responsible for fat loss.

Regular Exercise – What type of exercise is best? Whatever you enjoy. As long as your muscles are moving and your blood is pumping then you are helping your metabolism. Want the biggest bang for your buck? Try resistance training or interval training. Interval training can keep your metabolism working hard for up to 24 hours after exercise by forcing your body to take in more oxygen than normal – yep, even breathing burns calories.


Metabolism Boosting FoodsSlide12

Caffeine – consistently improves metabolic rate helping you burn an additional 75-110 calories per day.

Fruits and Veggies – especially berries and leafy greens (kale and spinach). In addition to their metabolic properties, these foods contain antioxidants that help you heal faster from exercise.

Water – needed to digest and absorb nutrients from food. Our organs responsible for weight loss need water to do their job. When dehydrated these organs drop their responsibility for transporting fat out of our body. It is recommended to have 0.5oz – 1.0oz per pound of body weight.

Protein – earlier we discussed the thermic effect of food. Protein takes the most energy for our body to digest. Eat more protein, lose more fat.

Spices and Seasonings – these alert your hormones to speed up digestion and increase heart rate, making you burn more calories while you eat (ex. hot peppers, cinnamon, turmeric, ginger, capsaicin).

Unprocessed Foods – The less processing that the factory does, the more your body has to do. These foods make your body work harder for the nutrients, burning more calories in the process (ex. whole grains, nuts, oats).


Want to learn more? Have questions? Join us for our next nutrition seminar.