Fork Lift Rally 2014

On Saturday September 13th, 2014 forklift operators from across British Columbia came together to compete at the 16th BC Championship Forklift Rally held at the Cloverdale Agriplex.

Almost 50 competitors from 24 companies including Best Buy, Cold Logic, Columbia Bottling, Convoy Supply, Gordon Food Service, Kaltire, Kodak, London Drugs, Mountain Equipment Co-op, PepsiCo, Toyota, VersaCold and Wallace & Carey competed for $4000 in prize money.
The competition had four divisions (Counterbalanced Electric, Reach Truck, Power Pallet Jack, Counterbalanced Propane) with each division having $1000 in Prize Money – $500 for first, $300 for second and $200 for third.
Competitors skills were tested by a precision driving course and their knowledge challenged with a written test based on WorkSafeBC Regulations. In addition, competitors were also able to have a little fun by trying their hand at Forklift Basketball, Bowling & Soccer!
Spectators were admitted for free and encouraged to bring co-workers, friends and family to cheer on the competitors.

Attractions included:

Free Donuts & Coffee (courtesy of Cascade Equipment)
BBQ Lunch (courtesy of Johnston Equipment)
Beverages (courtesy of PepsiCo Canada)
Bouncy Castle (courtesy of Kelly Services)
The Latest & Greatest Forklifts on display


Rajender Sohi – E.V. Logistics – Power Pallet Jack
James Ralphs – London Drugs – Reach Truck
Rui Paiva – Toyota – Counterbalanced Electric
Mike Adamski – Chalifour – Counterbalanced Propane


Eric Symons – London Drugs – Power Pallet Jack
Shane Donald – Cold Logic – Reach Truck
Randy Langwell – Americold – Counterbalanced Electric
Corey Steele – Convoy Supply – Counterbalanced Propane


Chris Bronson – VersaCold (Cliveden) – Power Pallet Jack
Alex Lam – VersaCold (Derwent)- Reach Truck
Gary Siu – London Drugs – Counterbalanced Electric
Nav Mander – E.V. Logistics – Counterbalanced Propane

Supporters & Suppliers

Forklifts were supplied by Johnston Equipment (Raymond), Harding Forklift (Yale), Wajax (Hyster) & Williams Machinery (Linde) and racking was supplied by Johnston Equipment.
The judging was made up of certified trainers from Mobile Equipment Training companies including Pivot Training Services, NIS Training, Safety Driven & DWM Unlimited.
Pallets were supplied by London Drugs, transportation was provided by ATS Healthcare and traffic cones were provided by Fortis. The event staff at theCloverdale Fairgrounds did their usual fantastic job – thanks guys.


The event is held in partnership with WorkSafeBC, and sponsors included East Penn Manufacturing,, Harding Forklift Services Ltd.,Johnston Equipment, Safety Driven, Wajax and Williams Machinery.