Valley Carriers Ranks No. 408 on the 2018 Growth 500 

Uncategorized | 14 September 2018



Valley Carriers Ranks No. 408 on the 2018 Growth 500  

 – Canadian Business unveils 30th annual list of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies –   

Abbotsford, B.C. (September 13, 2018) Canadian Business and Maclean’s today ranked Valley Carriers No. 408 on the 30th annual Growth 500, the definitive ranking of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies. Produced by Canada’s premier business and current affairs media brands, the Growth 500 ranks Canadian businesses on five-year revenue growth. Growth 500 winners are profiled in a special print issue of Canadian Business published with Maclean’s magazine and online at and

Valley Carriers made the 2018 Growth 500 list with five-year revenue growth of 137%.

“The companies on the 2018 Growth 500 are truly remarkable. Demonstrating foresight, innovation and smart management, their stories serve as a primer for how to build a successful entrepreneurial business today,” says Deborah Aarts, Growth 500 program manager. “As we celebrate 30 years of the Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies program, it’s encouraging to see that entrepreneurship is healthier than ever in this country.”

“After several years of aggressive growth, our fifty-five year old family enterprise is beginning to look and feel more like a startup,” says Travis Klassen, Chief Operating Officer, “as we continue to find new and exciting opportunities for growth and change, we are learning to balance our time working ‘in’ the business with time working ‘on’ the business creating strong processes and procedures and building a company culture our entire team can be proud of.”

Valley Carriers has been listed on the Growth 500 list as well as Business in Vancouver’s list of fastest growing companies in British Columbia. In 2013, the company was awarded the Family Enterprise of the Year award in Vancouver by the Canadian Association of Family Enterprise. Recently, Valley Carriers expanded operations by acquiring Friesen Bros. Fuels another multigenerational family trucking enterprise.

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About the Growth 500

For 30 years, the Growth 500 has been Canada’s most respectable and influential ranking of entrepreneurial achievement. Ranking Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies by five-year revenue growth, the Growth 500—formerly known as the PROFIT 500—profiles the country’s most successful growing businesses. The Growth 500 is produced by Canadian Business. Winners are profiled in a special Growth 500 print issue of Canadian Business (packaged with the October issue of Maclean’s magazine) and online at and For more information on the ranking, visit


About Canadian Business 

Founded in 1928, Canadian Business is the longest-serving and most-trusted business publication in the country. It is the country’s premier media brand for executives and senior business leaders. It fuels the success of Canada’s business elite with a focus on the things that matter most: leadership, innovation, business strategy and management tactics. Learn more at

About Valley Carriers 

Valley Carriers is a family-owned and operated business and is part of the Klassen Business Group. Founded in 1963, ‘Grandpa’ Neil began the company when he purchased their first truck to haul firewood and sawdust from local sawmills to farms. Years later, his children and their children help drive the business forward with the company’s fleet of forty trucks traveling nearly three million kilometers each year, transporting logs and wood residuals such as sawdust, bark mulch & hog fuel for use in agriculture, landscaping and the pulp & paper industry.

Valley Carriers plays a key part of their community, operating ethically and with integrity, with its founders and management team attributing their success to hard work and strong, shared faith. The Klassen family is celebrating fifty-five years and three generations of family business.


Travis Klassen
Chief Operating Officer
Valley Carriers Ltd.