Things were relatively quiet at Squamish Mills on October 25 — just four loads of logs handled at the company’s local facility when 12 were expected.
Meanwhile, at a large-vehicle maintenance shop in theSquamish Business Park, several logging-truck drivers were doing a slow burn while their trucks were waiting to have repairs ordered by provincial safety inspectors completed, according to Squamish Mills president John Lowe.
In general, logging trucks in the Sea to Sky Corridor are extremely safe and well maintained, Lowe told The Chief in a telephone interview.
Squamish Mills, for example, is meticulous with its three trucks — each is inspected thoroughly each time it comes in, and each goes in for regular maintenance every three weeks, Lowe said. Every six months, trucks also have to go in for inspections by an independent inspector.
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Photo courtesy of Joe Mabel.