After driving his truck for eight years, Pardeep Arora decided to start a small transport company, operating from the garage of his house, in Abbotsford, BC.
He spent long days working alongside with his wife, and his first TEAM: Raaj Kang, Rami Gulati, Kaushal Gakhar & Deepak Kapoor to launch Triple Eight Transport Inc., which began with just the one truck in 2001.
This was 15 years ago, and now it has grown into a thriving and successful business.
Having grown from its humble beginning, Triple Eight Transport provides service from B.C. to Toronto and all points in between, as well as to 48 U.S. states, with a diverse fleet of equipment and drivers.
Arora employs 185 people – 100 company drivers, 50 owner operators and 55 dedicated staff members who work from Triple Eight’s new Abbotsford headquarters at 30697 Marshall Road. In addition, they provide warehousing services and have a full facility repair shop.
“As a driver, I learned from the ground level so when I started Triple Eight, I could project what our customers were looking for,” said Arora, who immigrated to Canada from India in the mid-1990s and began driving as a TEAM with his brother Jaswinder Arora in 1999.
When Arora’s father, Hem Raj, passed away, Pardeep knew he had to step up. This kick-started the idea to open Triple Eight Transport, which he has dedicated in honour of his father.
Pardeep is also thankful for his wife, Deepati, for her support over the years as well as Shila Wanti (mother), Jaswinder (brother) and Surinder (sister). Arora has lived in Abbotsford since he arrived in Canada with his wife Deepati and his two sons, Sourav and Karan.
He named Triple Eight in honour of the day he met Deepati – Nov. 8 – and the day they were married – Dec. 8. To further mark the special number, their eldest son was born in August (the eighth month), on the 26th day, which when added together is 2+6=8.
To continue Triple Eight Transport’s success, Arora ensures he stays on top of the latest transport technology. His trucks have the best refrigeration and temperature control technology, which enables them to transport fresh/frozen food over long distances, as well as dry goods and speciality products such as electronics.
Triple Eight also utilizes the most advanced GPS-based wireless tracking technology to track trucks & trailers remotely in real time as well as cutting edge transportation software.
“This is the Canadian dream, to come to Canada and live this wonderful life, and run this business,” said Arora. “I have a hardworking family and very dedicated staff and without them, Triple Eight wouldn’t be possible.”
All of the Triple Eight staff, he said, are like family.
Arora would like to thank the Triple Eight team for their hard work over the past 12 years and to follow our company’s motto… “Equipment you can count on. People you can trust.”