Inland Truck & Equipment Adds Two New Stores to B.C.’s Northern Interior Region

Inland Truck & Equipment Ltd. has announced its acquisition of Pacific Truck & Equipment Inc.—effective February 29th, subject to customary closing procedures. This strategic move adds two new locations in Houston and Smithers to Inland’s B.C. network.

Now encompassing 44 locations and over 1,700 employees across British Columbia, Yukon, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Southern California, Arizona, and New Mexico, Inland’s return to Houston and Smithers marks a significant evolution into a more dynamic organization. Inland is primed to support the area’s key forestry, mining, pipeline, and construction industries—backed by world-class products like Kenworth, Tigercat, Link-Belt, and CASE Construction Equipment.

“Through the years, our relationship with the Inland team has remained very positive—even following their departure from the area,” said Kevin Groot, co-owner of Pacific Truck & Equipment. “Given that several of Inland’s team members are from the region, their connection here is well-established—and I am happy about welcoming Inland back. Especially with their heavy equipment division, a much-needed service in this area, and their strong partnership with Kenworth, I am confident that Inland’s return will significantly benefit the community.”

Over the past decade, Inland has vigorously reinvested in its infrastructure, its people, and its communities. This commitment is evident in the large-scale strategic redevelopments of their Prince George, Fort St. John, and Kamloops stores—which have seen significant enhancements in warehouse space, service bays, and technology. This momentum of growth continues with multiple ongoing projects across all their regions.

“We’re thrilled to welcome our new team members from Pacific Truck & Equipment,” said Andrew Johnston, Inland’s Chief Operating Officer. “This addition is about more than expanding our network—it’s about combining our strengths to enhance our support for the key industries of Houston and Smithers.”

In 2023, Inland’s enduring commitment to positively impacting the communities it serves shone brightly. Inland team members collectively raised over $500,000 for various organizations—including Spirit of the North Healthcare Foundation, Canuck Place Children’s Hospice, STARS Air Ambulance, Ronald McDonald House, Honour House Society, and Truckers Against Trafficking.