BC International truck dealer unites franchises

VANCOUVER– Co-Van International Trucks is changing its name to Harbour International Trucks and will unite three companies, Co-Van, Cascadia, and Westlang into one cohesive group.

General Manager Rob Owen says the combined locations in Coquitlam, Nanaimo and Langley, combined with its strong group of associate dealers, gives the company "extensive customer support facilities throughout southwestern British Columbia."

The company is also relocating and expanding its Surrey facility in September to 19880-96th Avenue, Langley, B.C.

The move was originally envisioned by current Navistar Senior VP of Sales, Jim Hebe, "who recognized the strategic need for growth in the area" while he was president of these dealerships a few years ago. 

This switch in the Port Kells area of Langley-Surrey allows for significant expansion — from five bays to 14. This region has become the focal point for the commercial trucking industry in Greater Vancouver, says the company.

The ongoing Gateway project ties in a number of new transportation routes into this area which will increase traffic at the new location.

Some of the projects include the Golden Ears Bridge, due to open this summer and the South Fraser Perimeter Road which is under construction.

These projects have been started in advance of the upcoming 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver to benefit both the commercial and general transportation needs of the region.

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