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Prairie International Container & Dray transitions on-highway transportation business to Arnold Bros.

WINNIPEG, Man. — Prairie International Container & Dray Services has announced it is transitioning its on-highway trucking business to Arnold Bros., and will focus on its local container business.

Arnold Bros. will handle the company’s transportation of chilled product from Winnipeg to Western Canada, the companies announced.

“We made a strategic decision to re-focus on our core strength in the movement of containers in Winnipeg, Manitoba and surrounding areas,” said Jeffrey Odway, general manager of Prairie International Container & Dray Services. “We are delighted with our arrangement, believing our loyal customers have been left in extremely good hands, given Arnold Bros. Transport’s excellent reputation, steep tradition and customer service that exceeds expectations.”

“We have revamped our service at Prairie, invested in new equipment and most importantly strengthened our organizational team at every level to meet the growing demands of the market in Manitoba, in striving for excellence in all we do,” Odway added. “Our core strengths of providing transparent, honest, concise and a straight forward approach to business align very well with what we believe Arnold Bros. Transport Ltd. brings to the table in transitioning our business to them.”

Fred Arnold, president and CEO of Arnold Bros., added, “Prairie International customers will now benefit from the easy access to the full service offerings and logistic services that Arnold Bros. Transport provides on the highway side of the business. While transitioning the business over to Arnold Bros. Transport, current Prairie International owner/operators have an opportunity to join the Arnold Bros. Transport family. Which we feel is a great opportunity and most importantly keeps these owner/operators actively working without interruption to their daily lives.”

Odway added the agreement will ensure owner/operators with the company have an opportunity to remain employed with Arnold Bros., minimizing any disruption to their careers.

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1 Comment » for Prairie International Container & Dray transitions on-highway transportation business to Arnold Bros.
  1. John says:

    This doesn’t come as a big surprise. Arnold Bros. was hemorrhaging drivers on their O/O fleet. What is surprising is that they’ve got the money to purchase Prairie International but they don’t have the money to pay their drivers to comply with Federal Labor Laws.

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