Truck Loggers Association

Standing Tall & Strong for 75 Years: New Book Tells How Forestry Contractors Fought For BC

Truck Loggers Association
January 17, 2018

Vancouver – The Truck Loggers Association (TLA) is commemorating its 75th anniversary by publishing a new book—Timber Forever!—that tells the story of BC’s first and largest logging contractor association through its 40 presidents. The book will be launched at the TLA’s 75th Annual Convention & Trade Show taking place January 17 – 19, 2018 at the Fairmont Empress Hotel and Victoria Conference Centre. “I learned a lot about the history of forestry in BC as we wrote this book,” said David Elstone, TLA Executive Director. “Early TLA members embraced the end of the steam-driven era of logging by rail in favour of trucks and rode the wave of mechanization in the woods. The TLA would become an influential voice for BC forest industry’s small business interests, advocating against the allocation of the public forest resource into the hands of a few since its beginning.”

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