The late Leonard Kane Sr. started his trucking career in the mid-1950s with a 74 Series Harley-Davidson and a commercial sidecar. He delivered parts and packages for Atom Delivery Ltd. to Vancouver’s industrial district. It wasn’t long until he upgraded to a half-ton pickup that offered increased capacity and payload to his carrier.
In his spare time, Len Sr. was a self-taught autobody specialist known for his work building trailers and truck decks. It was around June of 1964 when Len was approached by a friend of his to build a small lift truck hauling trailer for the superintendent of BC Conveying. The design had to be something completely new, low to the ground, and able to haul lift trucks behind a 2 ½ tonne truck. Before the end of 1964, he built his own version of the small lift truck hauling trailer that was much wider and could tilt to the ground. Once Len and his new truck and trailer combination were in service, Lift Truck Delivery (later known as Len’s Lift Truck Delivery) was born. Soon equipment dealers from all around Metro Vancouver were asking for their high-mast lift trucks to be hauled.