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C&D Logistics makes people its business, with a strong focus on the local community

In 1999, Bruce and Dana Matheson created C&D Logistics in a tiny little office in Fort Langley. As a third-party logistics company, C&D Logistics brokers freight on all platforms and employs 27 staff. In 2015, it moved 98 million pounds of freight spread over 11,498 shipments.

“We’re a business growing at a good rate,” says CEO Dana Matheson. “We’re growing almost 50 per cent per year. Our long-term goal is to at least double the business in the next five years.”

In fact, C&D Logistics plans to open a sales office in Toronto this year.

“From day one we’ve built our company on the values of customer relationships and client care,” Matheson explains. “Our vision was to provide small, medium and large businesses with a reliable way to move freight.”

C&D Logistics moves anything and everything from small skids to truckloads, to over-dimensional loads.

“We do trade show deliveries, project freight and time-sensitive deliveries,” he says. “We deal with approximately 25,000 carriers around the world and have a client base of about 3,000 clients.”

C&D Logistics has moved freight for four of B.C.’s local sports teams: Vancouver Canucks, BC Lions, Vancouver Giants and the Vancouver Whitecaps. They also move freight for Langley-based company Valley Traffic Systems and are trusted by large companies such as OK Tire.

“We work tirelessly to out-service our competitors with our level of service and care with each client,” states Matheson. “Our 30-30 Service Standard is our guarantee that we can provide a quote within 30 minutes of receiving a query, regardless of the level of intricacy required.”

C&D Logistics extends its people-focused attitude to being socially responsive in the local community.

“We give back to the community through charitable donations or sponsorships of events,” Matheson explains. “In fact, we give 10 per cent of our profit each year to the community.”

The company gives to over 100 organizations, including North Langley Baseball, Basics for Babies and the Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation through a program called C&D Cares.

Each holiday season, C&D Logistics also works with the Langley Christmas bureau and sponsors local families in the Langley area.

“We provide each family with food, gifts, gift cards and other essentials to ensure they have a great Christmas experience, regardless of their situation,” says Matheson. “The bureau is an amazing organization full of volunteers that work hard during what is one of the toughest times of the year for many families.”

It also sponsors the Fraser Valley Family Day, an event they created in 2015 as a local charity fundraiser.

“This year we partnered with the Langley Events Centre, JRFM and the Langley Rivermen hockey club to ensure an even better community experience,” Matheson says. “In total, 2016 saw 5,000 people attend the event over the course of a four-hour period and $17,000 was raised for charity.”

The annual C&D Logistics Toy Drive is another example of C&D Cares in action.

“Every year we reach out to friends, customers, vendors and the general members of our community to ask for a toy donation at Christmas, and C&D Logistics then matches toy for toy,” says Matheson.

“We managed to donate over 3,000 toys in 2015, and all the toys were dropped off at Toy Mountain in Guilford Town Centre in support of The Salvation Army toy drive.”