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About Sutco Transportation Specialists

We are a family-owned and operated company based in British Columbia, Canada with support offices in Salmo and West Kelowna. Our network of satellite operations extends our presence into Castlegar, Creston and Quesnel, BC, with U.S. operations in Kettle Falls, WA.

Our Approach to Transportation

Safety

The safety of our team members, business partners, and communities at large are at the forefront of our priorities list.

Innovation

Our operations are driven by cutting edge technology and optimized for environmental consciousness.

Reliability

To maintain our trusted and long-standing partnerships, we prioritize reliability of service, delivery, and exemplary customer service.

The Sutherlands

Sutco Transportation Specialists - Chris Melanie Alicia and Doug Sutherland

Chris, Robert (not shown) and Melanie Sutherland founded Sutco in 1995 with two logging trucks and a vision of operating a family-oriented business dedicated to meeting the transportation needs of their customers in the Kootenay region of Southern British Columbia, Canada. Doug Sutherland joined the company in 2009 working across the organization.

Armed with dedication, determination and a strong work ethic, Sutco Transportation grew quickly based on developing open and honest relationships with their customers. Sutco is committed to evolving in order to continue to be a strategic partner in transportation initiatives and maintain their reputation as transportation and logistics specialists.

Today, wood residual transportation, flat deck freight, van freight, heavy haul, log hauling and third party logistics / freight brokering have become the mainstays of the business. These transport services play a leading part of the Sutherland Group of Companies, complemented by full-service offerings designed to create a complete network of support for heavy industry partners through integrated management solutions.

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Sutco’s Corporate History

1995

Founded Sutco Transportation with two Logging Trucks

1996

Started Residual Division

1997

Started flat deck division
2000

Started Heavy Haul Division
2004

Opened New Headquarters in Salmo, BC
Acquired Shoreline Transportation merging with Sutco

2007

Started Brokerage division

2011

Joined BCTA Board

2011

Opened Chilliwack Terminal
2013

Doug Sutherland
Top 20 under 40 by Today’s Trucking
2014

Fortis BC Tilbury LNG Project /Moving B.C. Energy solutions forward by supporting LNG

Joined CTA Board

Chris and Melanie Sutherland
Top 20 under 40 by Today’s Trucking

2014

Opened West Kelowna Terminal
2016

Top Fleet Employers Trucking HR Canada

COR Certificate of Recognition Achievement of Excellence

2017

Top Fleet Employers Trucking HR Canada

Achievement of Excellence Employee Engagement Trucking HR Canada

2018

Top Fleet Employers Trucking HR Canada

Achievement of Excellence Employee Engagement Trucking HR Canada

2019

Top Fleet Employers Trucking HR Canada

Achievement of Excellence award for Workplace Diversity from Trucking HR Canada

2020

Joined Trucking HR Canada Board

CTA Blue Ribbon Task Force Chairperson – Doug Sutherland

Top Fleet Employer of Distinction 5+ years Trucking HR Canada

Top Fleet Employers Top Medium Fleet Trucking HR Canada

2021

Started Lease Operators Program

Top Fleet Employer of Distinction 5+ years Trucking HR Canada

Achievement of Excellence Workplace Culture Trucking HR Canada

2022

BCTA Chairperson – Doug Sutherland
2022

Top Fleet Employer of Distinction 5+ years Trucking HR Canada

Achievement of Excellence Workplace Wellness and Mental Health.

2022

Premium Carrier Program
2022

ISAAC Driver Happiness Award
2023

Heated van freight division

Awards & Partnerships

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