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  • 5 Ways to Sell Your Equipment and Trucks with Supply Post

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    5 Ways to Sell Your Equipment and Trucks with Supply Post

    5 Ways to Sell Your Equipment and Trucks with Supply Post
    5 Ways to Sell Your Equipment and Trucks with Supply Post

    You may have found yourself in this situation: You have too many machines in the yard, or you need to sell a truck or two from your fleet in order to upgrade. The task of selling just one or two pieces of iron may seem daunting in a busy world, however, Supply Post newspaper can reduce your stress by offering 5 proven options to help you get your equipment or trucks sold.

    On-line Listings at SupplyPost.com
    On-line Listings at www.SupplyPost.com

    1. On-line Listings at www.SupplyPost.com– This incredibly easy-to-use database of equipment and trucks for sale has a powerful search feature and almost 35,000 viewers per month! You can also upload several photos of your equipment, add a detailed description, and your contact information appears in your ad, and keep track of all your for sale or rent . Spreadsheet and data feeds for dealer inventories are also accepted.

    Classified ads in Supply Post print edition
    Classified ads in the Supply Post print edition

    2. Classified ad in the Supply Post print edition – Supply Post has two editions: Western Canada and Central/Eastern Canada so your Classified ad will reach the buyers YOU want. Add a photo to your Classified ad for best results. Bonus: When you purchase a Classified ad in the print edition of Supply Post, your ad also gets a FREE on-line listing on www.SupplyPost.com! Have a truck to sell? Call us about upgrading your Classified ad to a Truck Photo ad.

    Featured Listings on the cover of the Supply Post
    Featured Listings on the cover of the Supply Post print edition

    3. Featured Listings — a combination of a Classified ad in the newspaper, an on-line listing on www.SupplyPost.com, and one of the four Featured Listing spots on the front cover of Supply Post. Your ad will also be promoted on social media, and it will appear in Supply Post’s bi-monthly E-News — all this for $349! Click for more info.

    Cost Cutter display ads in the Supply Post print edition
    Cost Cutter display ads in the Supply Post print edition

    4. Cost Cutter display ad in the Supply Post print edition – If you have more than few pieces to sell, the most economical option is a Cost Cutter display ad in the Classifieds section of Supply Post. Think of it as a glorified, fancy-pants classified ad. Your list of equipment is grouped together with your contact info, in an effective ad that will grab your buyer’s attention.

    Display ads in the Supply Post print edition
    Display ads in the Supply Post print edition

    5. Display ad in Supply Post, print edition – There are many advantages to advertising with a display ad. Eye-catching, full colour graphics including your company logo, colour photographs, and full descriptions of your company and/or equipment. With over 20 sizes to choose from, there’s an ad to suit every budget. You also get better position in the newspaper. All display ads also appear FREE in Supply Post’s on-line digital edition!

    In addition to these five advertising options, Supply Post also offers:

    • On-line banner advertising on SupplyPost.com, targeted to the audience you want to reach
    • Banner advertising in SupplyPost’s twice-monthly E-News
    • Special print edition cover advertising placement
    • Printed inserts or flyers in the print edition of Supply Post newspaper
    • E-blasts — target the equipment you want to sell, sent directly to the in-box of your buying customer

    At Supply Post, the number one objective is to help you get your equipment and trucks SOLD! Call today at 1-800-663-4802 to learn about how the above can help you with your sales goals, or how a custom-tailored campaign can suit your needs.

    About Supply Post Newspaper

    Family owned since 1971, Supply Post Newspaper is committed to being Canada’s leading advertising and digital media provider for the Construction Equipment and Trucking Industries. “Our Readers are Your Buyers”

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    Mar 24, 2017 - 6 days ago

  • Supply Post Celebrates 45 Years Of Service

    By Supply Post

    Supply Post Celebrates 45 Years Of Service

    By Jeff Watson


    Back in the early 70’s, long before the internet, long before tradeshows and when equipment auctioneers were in their early days, my grandfather Ken Kenward saw the need in the BC marketplace for a printed publication that showcased the latest news and information from the heavy industries of the day along with the most current equipment for sale. In those days, it was mostly mining equipment on display, but by the later 70’s forestry and construction equipment became the focus. This led the publication into aggregates, trucking and much more. As the years went on, we widened our focus to Alberta and the rest of Western Canada as well. In 2008, the thought of an Eastern edition came alive, making us a very unique organization in the market. As of now, we’re able to offer both national and regional programs for advertisers, and offer a direct mail list of over 23,000 monthly readers along with over 9,000 newsstand copies to accompany them.

    Supply Post's first issue
    Supply Post's first issue!

    The original days had my grandfather literally driving from his home in Vancouver – on a monthly basis - out through the Okanagan cities of Penticton, Kelowna, Kamloops, and up to Prince George to see advertisers. There he would collect up hand-written copies of equipment listings, take photos of prominent machines, and drive back to the big city to process the notes and images (hoping they would come out nicely) and turn those notes into advertisements. These editions were printed out on a large web-style press and delivered to our readers around 3 weeks later. Perhaps the world didn’t move quite so quickly back then (which isn’t a bad thing!!). Luckily these days though, we have digital photography, 32” graphic design monitors and a world-leading press that prints our publications within hours of delivery of the ad files. Canada Post moves our monthly copies to readers quickly and efficiently.  

    We are still family owned and operated. My wife Debra and I are in the office every day with our ‘office family’ putting out our 2 monthly publications (Eastern and Western Canada) and helping our advertisers navigate the online marketing world as well. Our staff are passionate about the industries we serve, and are always helping us find new ways to help match up buyers and sellers of equipment and trucks. We thank them for their continued efforts, and for continuing our reputation of the type of personal service that only a family owned organization can truly provide. 

    While recognizing the contributions of the earlier generations of our family, we thank our loyal advertisers for putting their faith in us to deliver them results for the last 45 years. So many of our long time advertisers are still with us some 30-40+ years later. Many of them have grown up with us (and hopefully a bit BECAUSE of us!) and we greatly appreciate you all. 

    Lastly, to our loyal readers who continue to renew their subscriptions, and search our website for the finest equipment and truck inventories that Canada has to offer…..we thank you too. We’ve received many many letters over the years thanking us for our service and for being a publication you look forward to receiving each month. This is what drives us forward, and what keeps us going. 

    All the best for another 45 years,


    Jeff and Debra Watson

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    Mar 23, 2017 - 7 days ago

  • THE BUTCHART GARDENS ‘BANS THE BOTTLE’

    By Supply Post

    THE BUTCHART GARDENS ‘BANS THE BOTTLE’

    Move will eliminate 80,000 single-use plastic water bottles each year from the environment


    In recognition of World Water Day, The Butchart Gardens has removed the sale of all single-use plastic water bottles as an extension of their existing environmental practices. Instead, The Gardens is encouraging visitors to bring their own water bottles to fill at one of four double-filtered water stations located around The Gardens. Each water station boasts a drinking fountain, bottle filler and a doggy water dish.


    “With this initiative we aim to drive awareness of the serious threat plastic poses to our environment, in particular single-use plastic water bottles,” said Bob Parrotta, Director of Food Services for The Butchart Gardens. “We have chosen today to announce our new direction in an effort to bring attention to World Water Day which is marked on 22nd of March every year. It’s a day to celebrate water and to prepare for how we manage water in the future.”


    According to Ottawa’s Polaris Institute, bottled water is 240 – 10,000 times more expensive than tap water and the amount of oil used for the production of bottled water in 2010 was the equivalent to putting 1 million cars on the road.


    Forgot your water bottle? The Butchart Gardens will have reusable ‘keepsake’ water bottles for sale for $3.95, the cost of purchasing a single-use serving.

    The Butchart Gardens is an internationally renowned 55-acre (22 hectare) display garden located near Victoria, British Columbia. Created in 1904 by Jennie Butchart, and still privately owned and operated by family descendants, The Gardens has been designated a National Historic Site of Canada and welcomes over one million visitors a year. 

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    Mar 22, 2017 - 8 days ago

  • Major Heavy Equipment Event Will Recognize Young Professionals & Offer Exciting Features

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    Mar 8, 2017 - 21 days ago

  • Seismic safety upgrade underway for Horseshoe Bay Drive crossing

    By Supply Post

    Work has begun on a $2.8-million seismic retrofit and overall rehabilitation project to improve the safety and lifespan of the structure that takes traffic over Highway 1 on Horseshoe Bay Drive.

    “Keeping our highways, side roads and bridges in good condition is critical to our transportation network,” said Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Todd Stone. “Rehabilitating the Squamish underpass and strengthening it to better withstand an earthquake event is important to help ensure the safety of British Columbians.”

    The project includes deck repair, abutment rehabilitation, and bearing replacement. The seismic retrofit will bring the structure up to current engineering standards and involves extending the bridge deck out over the abutments and removing the joints over the piers to create a continuous, stronger deck. As well, steel brackets will be provided at the base of each pier as added reinforcement.

    “Both Horseshoe Bay Drive and Highway 1 form important connections for residents, tourists and travellers accessing Whytecliff, Gleneagles, Horseshoe Bay and the ferry terminal,” said West Vancouver-Sea to Sky MLA Jordan Sturdy. “A seismic upgrade is important for this structure, while at the same time crews can perform routine rehabilitation so the bridge can continue to serve its users for years to come.”

    Seismic 2000 Construction Ltd. of Aldergrove began work at the end of February and is expected to finish in June. A temporary construction detour will be required to keep traffic flowing while crews are working on the bridge deck, and during this time, the ramp between Eagleridge roundabout and the Horseshoe Bay / Marine Drive intersection will be converted to accommodate two-way traffic. Drivers are reminded to obey traffic control personnel and construction speed limits, watch for workers and detour signage, and check www.DriveBC.ca for travel updates.

    The ministry has invested more than $70 million in bridge seismic retrofit projects since 2001.

    This project is part of B.C. on the Move, the Province’s 10-year transportation plan. Over the next three years, the ministry and its partners are investing over $4.6 billion in priority transportation investments as part of this plan.

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    Mar 8, 2017 - 22 days ago

  • Canada North Resources Expo 2017

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    Mar 2, 2017 - 28 days ago

  • BC Hydro crews restore power to more than 138,500 customers

    By Supply Post

    Update: BC Hydro crews restore power to more than 138,500 customers

    VANCOUVER – BC Hydro crews worked throughout the night to restore power after heavy, wet snow and freezing rain caused hundreds of individual outages on Wednesday and Thursday in the Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley, Sunshine Coast and on Vancouver Island. Crews continue to make good progress restoring power to the 147,000 impacted customers.

    Since the storm began on Wednesday evening, crews have restored power to more than 138,500 customers. There are currently about 8,500 customers without power.

    BC Hydro crews will continue to work throughout the day to repair extensive damage and will be surveying hard-to-reach areas in helicopters this morning. More than 100 spans of downed power lines need replacing, as well as multiple broken power poles.

    BC Hydro has about 250 power line technicians working hard to restore power to customers quickly and safely. Crews have been brought in from other areas of the province to assist with restoration efforts, and we will continue to use all available resources until every customer has their power restored.

    BC Hydro continues to receive reports of downed power lines. A downed line is considered an emergency situation and members of the public should stay at least 10 metres back and call 911 immediately. BC Hydro crews will work together with first responders to make the area safe.

    Customers should also be reminded if any part of a tree or hedge is within three metres of a power line, call 1 800 BCHYDRO (1 800 224 9376). They should not attempt to remove it on their own.

    Weather reports indicate that strong winds are expected today, which could lead to additional outages. BC Hydro encourages customers to always be prepared for an emergency, including having an emergency kit for 72 hours.

    We appreciate our customers’ patience as we continue to work through the restoration process, and we will continue provide updated estimates for power restoration on our website.

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    Feb 10, 2017 - one month ago

  • Farming Simulator

    By Supply Post

    JOHN DEERE 9630T V1.0.0.0

    After nearly 1 1/2 years and over 500 hours of construction, here for you the

    John Deere 9630 T

    Data regarding the vehicle:

    Length almost 7 meters

    Weight (empty): 19,922 kg

    Tank: 1249 liters

    Engine: 13.5 liter 6-cylinder diesel with 404kW / 543 PS

    Year: 2011

    ModFacts:

    LS17 Standard species

    - IC for door and windshield wipers

    - Door can be opened from the outside

    - Animated Joystick

    - Cabin light

    - Special drawbar for turntable drawbar and ball hitch (hides automatically when a trailer is attached!)

    - Display of speed, engine speed, tank volume, operating time and in-game time in the cabin.

    - Illuminated Amaturen

    - InDoor sound responds to the door

    - Separate weight 600kg - 3000kg switched through

    - Price: 347500 Euro

    The weight got its own AttacherJoint, lest someone gets the idea and to hang this quite special weight to another tractor.

    In case of problems, as always, please to our support write.

    This mod may not be offered on every page to download but please only ORIGINAL LINK!

    Please keep the ORIGINAL Download Link!

    Have fun with it!

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    Jan 30, 2017 - 2 months ago

  • Supply Post "Find The Stockings" Holiday Contest

    By Supply Post

    Count all the stockings in our December 2015 issue of The Supply Post to WIN a $50 gift card to the coffee shop of your choice!

    Don't have a printed copy? You can view the digital editions here: East and West.  Only count stockings in one of the editions for the correct answer.

    Enter to win at: www.supplypost.com/holidaycontest

    See www.supplypost.com/holidaycontest for contest rules and regulations!

    #contest #christmascontest #holidaycontest

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    Dec 4, 2015 - one year ago

  • Jeff's AED Florida review

    By Supply Post

    This past week, I attended the annual AED/Condex Tradeshow down in Orlando, FLA. It was my 4th time attending the event, and I found it to be the most informative. From discussions on the show floor to the many sales and marketing seminars I attended, I came away from the event with a renewed sense of focus on our business and of our industry.

    One of the seminars featured Clyde Fessler, the retired V.P. of Business Development for Harley –Davidson, who gave us some insight on how they brought the brand ‘back’ to where it is today. I happened to bump into Clyde later in the day, where we swapped motorcycling stories for a few minutes.

    In addition, the hospitality shown by the AED crew was undeniably fantastic. This dedicated group was there day and night making sure that things ran smoothly and on time. Social events, lunches, breakfasts, registration, AED Foundation raffle and the auction evening all went off without a hitch. I’m sure in the background it was hectic, but you certainly couldn’t tell. 

    Lastly, the relationships created and renewed with our friends and advertisers was easily the best part for me, highlighted by stopping into the Hyundai Hospitality Suite on Wednesday evening to see the sky lit up with a rocket shooting up from Cape Canaveral. Quite a sight for a guy from Vancouver on his first trip to the Sunshine State.

    If you can make the arrangements, I’d highly recommend you look at booking into the event in January of 2016 in Washington, D.C.

    Cheers,

    Jeff Watson

    Sales Manager

    Supply Post

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    Feb 17, 2015 - 2 years ago