British Columbia residents were still fleeing the path of wildfires in mid-July when Shane Reynolds took stock of the supplies on hand. “We’re storing 5,000 cots, 5,000 blankets, and other material,” said the operations manager at Landtran Logistics’ facility in Prince George. “We’ll be helping with local delivery of supplies when the Red Cross tells us what has to be done.”
Having grown up in B.C., then working around Fort McMurray, Alberta, Reynolds knows the devastation that wildfires can bring. With a job in trucking, he understands the challenge of moving relief supplies. He was even part of a team that set up distribution centers after Hurricane Katrina slammed into the U.S. in 2005. When disaster strikes, there are always goods to move and a need for trucks to move them.