Encore Trucking & Transport Ltd. is a family business formed in 1981 by Frank Lucas. Frank’s sons, Don and Jim, came into the business in its infancy. Initially Encore was an oil patch hotshot outfit, running tools to drilling rigs, parts to plants and working for oil well supply companies.
As Encore acquired more one ton trucks and trailers, it found business with the newly developing drilling industry, started hauling core barrels, did some winching, and in the slow times found the odd construction related job.
Encore’s first crane was an Atlas 3006 with 19’ of reach, and then in rapid order: a Tico 4-ton, a 5-ton Viva and an old top pull 8 ton National (their first straight boom). Encore grew out of the one ton business into the single axle 5 tons. Our maturing trucking and crane company needed more power, better platform and higher weight capacity. Encore eventually switched to diesel powered tandem units & rigged them with good cranes and good people.
Following Encore customers leads and demands, their cranes grew in capacity. In 1994, they purchased their first tandem-tandem with a 40 ton monster folding crane. In 2000, they purchased another one and over time acquired other trucks with cranes of various sizes and uses to suit customer needs.
Once Encore acquired the cranes and trucks, they began to develop customization’s and gear to help their customers work easier and more efficiently.
At Encore Trucking & Transport Ltd. our mission is to provide the best transportation, specialty lifting service and rentals to our customers for our scope of work in Western Canada and beyond.
Encore group of companies
At Encore, we have 2 separate divisions. Encore Trucking & Transport Ltd. and Encore Rentals & Sales.
Encore Trucking & Transport Ltd. is our crane, picker truck and transport service division. We do straight and knuckle boom work, jack and roll, man-basket projects, confined space work and anything else that needs lifting or hauling.
Encore Rentals & Sales is our mini crawler crane (UNIC Spydercrane) rental and sales division. These unique units have added tremendous flexibility to our lifting capabilities and are a perfect fit for a company already known for specialty lifting services.
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