A Flying Moose in West Van!

At Phoenix, our crane lifts no matter the size, are executed with a detailed plan, high safety standards, and talented operators; and our lift last Friday demonstrated all of this.

Phoenix Truck & Crane was tasked to lift a life-size (10 foot high) bronze moose, and with precise, meticulous work by our operator, the job was completed just as a wind storm was approaching.

Our 45 Ton Peterbilt stiff boom was up for this challenge and with the help of the artist, Tom Hjorleifson, his wife and the contracted crew, the 1,300 pound piece of art safely reached its final destination, the courtyard of a high-rise condo in West Vancouver.

Traveling all the way from Alberta, the moose had more than its share of adventures, but the warm welcome from neighbours and building residents made it worthwhile. Despite the looming rough weather, spectators were lining up to see the piece and meet the artist.

Too bad none of us got to see Rocky that day😉




43 Ton Peterbilt, The Newest Addition to our Fleet

At Phoenix we are constantly striving to grow the company; new customers, new employees, and in our most recent case, a new crane. The addition of a 43 Ton to our fleet will allow us to continue to service our crane customers with their time sensitive projects throughout the lower mainland.

We are proud to introduce the 43 Ton 2011 Peterbilt, with a lifting capacity of 2200 lbs at a 70′ radius. The size of this crane provides our operators with the ability to complete lifts that require a crane with a small footprint. With its removable deck and fifth wheel, the 45 ton offers versatility to attach and pull a 48′ trailer, transporting large loads to job sites.



60 Ton Mobile Crane Installing Douglas Coupland’s ‘Golden Tree’

We at Phoenix were proud to be a part of the installation of a massive piece of public art, the ‘Golden Tree’. This life size replica of the famous Stanley Park Hollow Tree was created by local artist Douglas Coupland and is on display at the Marine Drive Canada Line Station.

Standing 43 feet tall and made out of steel-reinforced resin and fiberglass and encased in a gold finish, the piece took more than 6,000 hours to fabricate and two days for the crew, including our crane operator to install.

Click here to view the CBC video








Now Hiring – Technical Crane Sales Rep



The purpose of this position is to represent and sell the Phoenix Truck & Crane fleet, specifically the cranes. This role is responsible for maintaining current customers and assessing their crane needs by performing daily job site visits, as well as prospecting potential new customers. This position is a Monday to Friday job, with occasional weekend work when customer needs dictate. This role is a junior position which includes a training program, with the opportunity to transition into an intermediate sales position with hard work and dedication to the team.


  • Responsible for performing site surveys to determine project requirements, generating quotes and following up
  • Responsible for Sales activities in accordance with the department goals and objectives
  • Review, measure and photograph prospective project sites, which will include extensive daily travel throughout the Lower Mainland
  • Prepare and submit lift plans
  • Work with municipalities to acquire permits
  • Responsible to submit all site and customer information to operations in a timely matter
  • Responsible for maintaining and updating the CRM database when required
  • Soliciting new account sales as well as maintaining client relationships
  • Attend and participate at monthly sales meetings
  • Ability to communicate effectively with Dispatch, Operators and Office Staff
  • Any other duties assigned by Management


  • Experience in sales
  • Experience in customer service
  • Experience working in the crane industry, trucking and/or construction preferred
  • Experience in organizing sales calls and schedules
  • Exceptional skills in developing and maintaining client relationships
  • Intermediate Microsoft Office skills
  • Excels in a fast-paced work environment
  • Highly organized, a self-starter with good time management skills
  • Willing to learn, able to work with minimal supervision, and resilient when facing challenges
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills


  • A comprehensive benefit plan included
  • The successful candidate must have a valid Class 5 Driver’s License and a vehicle
  • The successful candidate will ensure our COR Certification standards are met at all times

To apply for this position please email a copy of your resume by September 30, 2016
Email: jen@phoenixtruckcrane.com


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Assembly of Cell Towers at the Cloverdale Athletic Park

Phoenix was contracted to lift and place two cell towers at the Cloverdale Athletic Park. Each tower consisted of three sections, with each section being lifted and righted by two of our cranes. Using the 45 Ton Stiff Boom and the 60 Ton Knuckle Boom, our operators were able to safely and efficiently handle this work.


The Tragically Hip: A National Celebration

Night after night for the past month, the Tragically Hip took to stages across Canada, playing hit songs that spanned decades. And as the curtain rose one last time, millions of Canadians watched the epic tour come to an end. Massive screens were hoisted across this country, in parking lots, stadiums and right in the heart of New Westminster on Columbia Street. And for a few hours, Phoenix Truck & Crane was able to say ‘we were there’!

Phoenix was contracted by the Downtown New Westminster BIA to hoist and hold the 27’ foot screen during this year’s Columbia StrEAT Food Truck Festival. Using the 23 Ton Rear Mount crane, our operator hoisted and held the screen for over three hours, allowing thousands of fans to watch the as the Hip played thirty songs, live from their hometown of Kingston.



The Newest Addition to the Phoenix Fleet Goes to Work

After extensive testing and training in our yard, the 165 Ton is now ready to go to work.

Wingenback Inc. contracted Phoenix for a job at the Bentall Towers in Vancouver, and the 165 Ton was required due to the radius of the lift. Along with the crew from Wingenback, our crane operator and rigger lifted the 3000 lb unit onto a patio of the Bentall Towers. 197’ of main boom was used, with full counterweight of 88,4000 lbs, to a radius of 150’.

Thanks to the crew at Wingenback Inc. and our team at Phoenix, the first job with the 165 Ton went off without a hitch.

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