ESTEVAN — Sam’s Trucking has experienced an increase in business activity as of late, and the company says it’s due to the higher price of oil.
Located in Estevan, Sam’s Trucking employs 10 people, between truck drivers, swampers, mechanics and a truck push. They move oil rigs and oilfield equipment.
Sam’s was purchased by Fast Trucking in 2004, and a number of their staff members were with the business before the acquisition occurred.
“We’ve had some new fellows over the years, and they’re great. We couldn’t operate without our employees,” said secretary Linda Apperley.
Fast Trucking has owned Sam’s for 18 years, but Sam’s remains its own company.
While other trucking companies are facing shortages in drivers and other employees, Sam’s says it has avoided that problem. Their employees are still great. The price of oil has meant a boost in activity, but it also means a higher cost of doing business.
The customers are happy with the services provided by Sam’s Trucking.
“We work for great people. Our customers, everybody that we work for is very good,” Apperley said.
Working in the trucking industry provides so many opportunities to meet new people, she said, whether it be the customers, the employees or their families. Sam’s Trucking is always happy to see their workers and know that they’re on the job, because it means they’re supporting their families.
National Trucking Week in Canada is Sept. 4-10. It’s a chance to thank truckers for their contributions to the economy and to keeping products moving.
Sam’s Trucking says this week is a highlight of the year. There are a lot of trucking firms out there all trying to do their best in keeping goods moving across Canada.