About Us

Who we are

Valley Carriers is a multi-generational, family owned log hauling, trucking, and specialty transportation company with hubs based in Merritt and Abbotsford, British Columbia, and operations reaching into Alberta and Washington. We haul wood residuals, soil, bark mulch, logs, grain, mushroom manure, and more. Currently, Valley Carriers has a fleet size of nearly fifty trucks and employs over 100 people.

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Our Values

Humility

We work together, sharing responsibility and reward; We share the light, equipment, glory and success; We encourage each other, giving recognition & praise and we honour each others’ gifts.

Collaboration

We’re open-minded to other ideas and thoughts; We rely on teamwork; and believe in being accommodating and understanding to customers, co-workers and suppliers; We commit to supporting each other with respect and trust.

Faith

We listen to people without judgment; We ask for feedback; We turn negatives into positives; We give praise and pray for each other; We desire goodness and blessing for each other.

Growth

We build capacity in people & equipment by hiring & purchasing; We respect the work/life balance of each individual; We’re forward thinking.

Change

We make informed changes with measured risk for the benefit of the company; We take risks and are willing to be wrong; We’re willing to trust, we’re open-minded and ready to learn.

Our History

Valley Carriers Trucking

Log Hauling and Trucking Company

Valley Pulp & Sawdust Carriers (as the company was originally known) was founded in 1963 by Neil and Rita Klassen with one truck used to haul firewood and sawdust. As time went on, his four sons, Lando, Mervin, Dennis and Reg, and his one daughter, Genny, each came to work in and expand the business. Early on, Lando branched off and began his own family business, a bookstore and coffee shop in Abbotsford called the House of James.

Family Owned and Operated

Through the 1980’s and 1990’s, the four siblings supported their father and eventually led the company, growing it to a fleet of twelve trucks and approximately thirty employees. All four siblings remain involved in the business to this day.

In the late 1990’s and early 2000’s, the third generation became involved in day-to-day operations, supporting the business and initiating a vision for growth and change.

In 2015, members of the third generation assumed leadership, control and direction of the company, and the company came to be known as Valley Carriers. Since that time, Valley Carriers has been listed as one of the fastest growing companies in British Columbia and in Canada in both 2017 and 2018.

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In 2017, Valley Carriers purchased Friesen Bros. Fuels in Burnaby, expanding our fleet.

True to our roots, we still provide bedding material for dairy, equestrian, and poultry farming throughout the Lower Mainland and in the interior of British Columba, but we have grown to include the transportation of wood residuals from shake and shingle mills to pulp mills and also the hauling of logs from the bush to sawmills.

We package bagged wood shavings through our subsidiary company, Klassen Wood Co. These bags are shipped all over the world, including destinations in the US, Canada, Mexico, England, Korea, and China.

We also supply bark mulch, soil, and other landscape supplies to many local landscape centres in BC and Washington.

We operate our own retail landscape supply center, Klassen Landscape Supply, serving both homeowners and professional landscapers at our facilities in Abbotsford and in Merritt.

With members of the 4th generation beginning to enter the business, the Klassen family intends to continue to grow and evolve in business together for generations to come.

Our strength is found in the integrity of our faith, in hope, and in love. Thankful for our family heritage, our adventurous humility guides, and our ambition, as we diligently work as a diverse team with open-minded collaboration. With balanced determination, we drive change and pursue growth, while respecting the past and embracing the future.

Our Team

Our people are our biggest asset

The company now employs over 100 people, operating from primary bases of operations in Abbotsford, Mission and Merritt, with satellite operations based out of Maple Ridge, Radium Hot Springs and 100 Mile House.

Executive Team


Ben Klassen

Chief Executive Officer

Travis Klassen

Chief Operating Officer

Shawn Turkington

Chief Financial Officer


Management Team


Emily Woodrow

Director of Finance

Matt Elliott

Operations Manager, Trucking (Interior)

Roger Willms

Operations Manager, Trucking (Coastal)

Derek Mobbs

Operations Manager, Log Hauling/Lowbedding

Erin Klassen-Parkes

Sales & Account Manager

Stu Klassen

Operations Manager, Production

Mike Mouland

Fleet Maintenance Manager

Amber Ferguson

Human Resources Generalist


Here’s the word around town about these folks

"They go above and beyond"
"Valley Carriers has been delivering sawdust to our farm since 2007. Their delivery guys have gone above and beyond to accommodate us with our farm’s individual needs. We would recommend them to anyone."Sandra Merrell and Derek Lewis

Lorraine Acres

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