Westcan expands into new markets with Wheeler Transport acquisition

by Truck West

EDMONTON, Alta. – Westcan Bulk Transport announced yesterday that it had completed the acquisition of Coquitlam, B.C. company Wheeler Transport.

Wheeler specializes in the transportation of fuel and asphalt, and was in business for over six decades.

Westcan said the purchase was part of the company’s long-term growth strategy to expand into new markets, grow its customer base and add value to its current customers.

Westcan will add over 60 employees to its roster, including 49 professional drivers, two owner-operators, five shop staff and 11 office staff.

Headquartered in Edmonton, Alta., Westcan is one of the largest niche bulk commodity haulers in Western Canada, servicing all of Alberta, B.C., Saskatchewan, Ontario and the Western Arctic.

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