"Providing efficient & effective services, building relationships with each client, and transporting their valuables safely, timely and accurately. Employee integrity is key to our vision."
Boychuk Ventures' goal is to be your first choice in carrier services. We achieve this goal through customer satisfaction & commitment. We provide each customer with a dedicated & knowledgeable workforce. The highest standards in the industry alongside a management team that recognizes customer needs & strives to meet preset goals.
Boychuk Transportation Inc., originated in east-central Alberta in 1934, by young farmer John F. Boychuk when he bought his first truck, a model T Ford, used for both personnel traveling & hauling livestock or freight.
Updating his equipment to keep up with increased demands & schedules & from January - May 1943, John hauled freight for the U.S. Army on the newly built Alaska Highway.
1940s - John moves off of his farm and purchased a bulk petroleum station & general store in Duvernay. Duvernay later becomes site of new chloralkali plant. Then in 1952, John incorporates Boychuk's Transport Ltd., and begins hauling of chemicals throughout Western Canada.
1950s - John's sons become involved with the company & due to rapid growth moves BTI to Edmonton. The company flourishes to become one of the major chemical carriers in Western Canada, supplying forestry, oil & gas, explosives, mining & food industries.
1970 - John decides to take life a little easier and takes semi-retirement, handling the reins over to his son, Nick, who operates the company until 1978 when it is sold to Rice Truck lines from Great Falls, Montana.
Both John & Nick enjoyed the golf courses, but it was to be a short retirement for Nick.
1987 - Nick approached to bid on a contract, proving successful, allowing him to carry on his father's interests & expand his past experience. He and his son Tim, start with 1 tractor & a set of trailers.
Running under the name N.R.B. Developments Ltd., it isn't long before Nick & Tim acquire rights to the original name. With a slight modification, the new company Boychuk Transport (1988) Inc., is born. 1991 brings a sad turn of events, with Nick falling ill, and passing on May 17, 1992 at the age of 56. Tim takes the helm, carrying on the proud family tradition, and hopes one day to pass operations along to the 3rd generation, consisting of 2 sons & a daughter.
For more than half a century, the Boychuk name has been synonymous with the transportation industry. Today, Boychuk Transport Inc. is recognized as one of the premier bulk chemical carriers in Western Canada. A large part of this success is due to our commitment to total customer satisfaction. Our present and future goals are to continue to provide the best customer service we possibly can.
With a pride ourselves as employing a highly loyal, dedicated group of people as shown by the many long-term employees. A service company at the core, we thank the many clients over last 20 years & we look forward to many more years of working together.
"What we say we'll do, we do." Words lived by for Tim Boychuk & his company Boychuk Ventures Inc., one of western Canada's premier bulk chemical carriers.
"At Boychuk Transport, we pride ourselves on our reliability and our commitment to safety," says Tim Boychuk. "We've established a culture of excellence in customer service, equipment, regulatory compliance and employee relations.
"Our customers know they can rely on us - for on-time delivery, attention to detail, and handling of special projects."
The Boychuk family has been part of Alberta trucking history since the 1930's. Even when the original Boychuk Transport was sold in 1978, family members were able to resurrect the company 9 years later and again build it into a leader in the transport industry.
"I believe that one of the reasons for our success is the close family atmosphere we have among our employees," says Tim Boychuk. "Many of our staff have been with us for over 14 years."
As a carrier of liquid bulk hazardous material, Boychuk Transport operates under only the safest possible conditions. The company is committed to a strong safety program to protect staff, property, the public and the environment from the risk of accidental loss.
"Our focus on safety encompasses the equipment we constantly maintain, our qualified and well-trained drivers, and the sites we inspect before we deliver," adds Tim Boychuk. "We are continually upgrading our methods to ensure we are operating at the safest level possible.
"All employees, including management, are responsible and accountable for the company's overall safety initiatives. It is only through total employee participation every day in every job that the company can meet the goals of safety excellence."
Boychuk Transport was a founding member of Partners in Compliance (PIC), a unique government/industry safety and compliance program. Carriers who join the PIC program commit to a high level of compliance to benchmark criteria, monitor their own operations, submit monthly reports, and agree to random vehicle inspections.
Boychuk Transport is also authorized to respond to emergency situations such as chemical spills and derailments. Our Service Shop is a licensed Commercial Vehicle Inspection Station.
"We believe in building solid, long-term relationships with our customers," says Tim Boychuk. "They rely on us to transport their products in a timely, accurate and safe manner. We take that responsibility seriously, and we value the trust our customers place in us. That's the way my father and grandfather did business, and we're maintaining those same values today."
"What we say we'll do, we do. This commitment is the key to Boychuk Transport's success."
Alberta Trucking Assoc. & ATISA (Alberta Trucking Industry Safety Association) (Web Site: www.amta.ca) The Alberta Trucking Association is the advocate for the trucking industry in Alberta. It is also Alberta's voice in national and international affairs through the Canadian Trucking Alliance. It was established in 1938, and ATISA is an association dedicated to providing training, information and guidance on safety issues to workers and employers in the transportation industry. Their target is injury reduction. They have approximately 8,000 members and Boychuk Transport is a member in good standing.
Boychuk Transport is also, a proud member of CVSA. The CVSA's primary goal is "Commercial Safety". For a company to become a member of CVSA they must agree to have goals and objectives compatible with theirs. These goals are all safety oriented - improving vehicle safety operations, continually discussing commercial safety to our own staff and those we come in contact with, provide ongoing safety training and upgrading for drivers and report on the assessment of our improvements.
(Web Site: www.partnersincompliance.com) PIC is a joint effort between the Government of Alberta Transportation and Utilities and the Alberta Trucking Association. Within the program, carriers who can demonstrate a higher level of regulatory compliance then the prescribed PIC benchmarks are allowed to regulate themselves. Boychuk Transport was a founding member of the PIC program.
Some of the PIC benchmarks are:
Boychuk Ventures Inc. is an active sponsor and community member, with many events planned annually involving its race team, employees & everyone connected with its ever expanding company base. Check out BoychukRacing.com >>
Listed here are some of the planned company events
Every year Boychuk Transport holds a Employee/Customer/Supplier appreciation BBQ. There is food beverages, and live entertainment. All Suppliers, Customers, and Employees are welcome to attend.
This is a get together for all employee's children and grandchildren. There are activities and a meal prepared which creates a day of fun, socializing and inevitably great entertainment.
Usually there are get togethers that are just for employees/spouses. One activity that is planned is a Eskimos end zone tailgate party. Employees are invited to take in the football game at ground level, meal is supplied and entertainment readily available.
Employees and Customers/Suppliers are welcome to our annual golf tournament. A day of fun, prizes and socializing with a great meal to end a fun day.
This is held every year to celebrate the Christmas season as well as to thank the employees for their hard work during the past year.