June 5th- 3 Weeks to Stampede

June 5 Update The spring rounds are complete for most areas we travel and we are actually starting the 2nd and even 3rd go’s to some areas with mid-spring bookings. We plan to be headed out again next week to Prince George, Fort St. John, Dawson Creek and Grande Prairie and leaving as early as Tuesday.  We do our best to accommodate clients so that they can be available and that the utility locates are all done where and when required. This is the third time we will head NW for surveys in 2015, 4rth if we count a rush survey we did in January. Pretty much each day on the road, people will approach us while at the gas pumps, a Timmy’s, or see the truck and trailer pull up at a light, and then call our toll-free that’s on the trailer. First they ask “what it is we do” which is most often closely followed by the question, “when could you do a survey for us, could we get it done right away?”  It works occasionally and depends where we are on our route and the commitments we have made, but most times we are lined up for 2-3 days for surveys, travel and accommodations and have done the research on a new site that we like to do before doing a survey. So most often, just after we are back home to get caught up on local surveys, we are already working on scheduling the next loop to the area we just left.  On our survey loops, we can easily travel 3-400 km a day, doing...