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Encore is more than a trucking company we are a specialty lifting and moving solutions provider whose strengths are in its people.  

 An Edmonton based company founded on providing innovative solutions in transportation, moving and lifting to the many industries it serves across western Canada and beyond.

Highly trained and certified, our employees meet the demands of the many industries it serves, from urban utilities, healthcare, oil & gas, education and public infrastructure, no challenge is too big to overcome or provide a necessary solution.

 Essential to meeting the needs of industry and beyond, Encore has grown into the industry leader in specialty moving and lifting solutions – from picker services, mini-cranes, jack & roll.

Building trust in our community and to lead by providing efficient, cost effective, and innovative service, Encore’s mission is to lead the lifting community in the safe transport and specialty lifting of all goods within a framework of empowered employees, integrity and trust.

Hauling. Lifting. Moving. Installation. We do it all.

Check out our latest Posts.

Work in the Winter
Work in the Winter

How does Encore work in the winter?  How do they get their units started in -30 to 40 degrees Celsius below? When the ‘winds of November come calling’, you better be ready. Not just the operators, but the gear. When Winter comes Encore is fortunate enough in the capital district to have enough available garages […]

Industrial Moving
Industrial Moving

Nothing can explain our moving talents better than a tour thru an actual job.  We have two interesting moves in the last part of February 2022.   As part of a larger full-scale move, we were required to remove 15 fuel tanks from inside a building. Move them outside then relocate to another site.  They […]

Heavy Haul Transport
Heavy Haul Transport

A day in the life of Heavy Haul Transport…………. As we plan and execute yet another day here at Encore I watch out the window as our two biggest trailer combinations head out the main gate to load in excess of 220000 lbs. combined. Is this typical, or daily, not yet, but it is becoming […]

Straight Boom Pickers
Straight Boom Pickers

The long reach of the crane into the skyline is a familiar sight. With booms reaching almost 200 ft, Encore’s boom trucks have become part of this landscape.  Growing up, working, and living in this environment has allowed us to carefully select specific brands and models of cranes; and further adapt them to work in […]

Encore Projects
Encore Projects

Encore Projects Preparation is key Our project work can be one of Encore’s cranes on-site for days or weeks at a time, but most sites need much more support.  If there is equipment, or product to deliver to the site, Encore has tilt decks, winch tractors with live roll trailers,  flat decks of all types, […]

Mini Crane
Mini Crane

Mini cranes  Before Encore became a mini crane fan and dealer, we bought an old one, 2.9 ton, sight unseen, from an auction in Vancouver. It was an odd-looking package, with spidey legs, worn tracks, and faded paint, but it started easily, and all the crane and drive functions worked. We knew this machine could […]

Picker truck and trailer. (Knuckle Boom)
Picker truck and trailer. (Knuckle Boom)

Picker truck and trailer. (Knuckle Boom)                   With the right specs, a good boom truck and trailer is a time-saving, cost-efficient Machine.                 It can pick up its load, drive across town, or the province and offload, construct, or just go to work.                Encore’s crane and […]

Location, Location, Location!
Location, Location, Location!

  Location, Location, Location Located just off the Yellowhead on the Eastern edge of Edmonton; Encore’s spacious yards are easily able to accommodate the largest loads for storage. We keep our power units and trailers to the outside and leave a large working area in the center. This allows 100 ft plus loads to enter […]

The problem with Forklifts.
The problem with Forklifts.

The problem with Forklifts.   Encore moves a lot of gear, every day.  Some of it was ideally suited to a forklift application.  We could usually get creative with our cranes and get the job done, but we needed a forklift.  And we ran into THE PROBLEM.  In a  business like ours, working for multiple […]

Mini Cranes – Brand Video Segment
Mini Cranes – Brand Video Segment

Mini Cranes – Brand Video Segment Before Encore became a mini crane fan and dealer, we bought an old one, 2.9 ton, sight unseen, from an auction in Vancouver.  It was an odd looking package, with spidey legs, worn tracks and faded paint, but it started easily, and all the crane and drive functions worked.  […]

The Blair Witch Tale
The Blair Witch Tale

The Blair Witch Tale Below is our recollection of the Blair Witch Tale.  Photo Credit: FredL2.0 Story#1 Encore got a call from the Blair Witch, she wanted a bush cabin moved. Sent some grainy black and whites, a scratchy map, detailed instructions and a warning, “Don’t turn right!” We have to put eyes on this. […]

Update from the Trucker in the Garden
Update from the Trucker in the Garden

                Everything started in our yard.  It’s a sold gravel marvel, flat and pounded steel hard for our parked fleet of big power units and trailers.  This is real trucking, highboys, step decks, winch tractors, and oil patch tough boom trucks.                 We are strategically placed with main […]