Transportation company ranked London’s best

by Sarah Foster

LONDON, Ont. – Voyageur Transportation Services is the winner of this year’s London Chamber of Commerce Large Business of the Year Award.

The London business community recently honored its top achievers at the 20th London Chamber of Commerce Business Achievement Awards at the London Convention Centre.

Voyageur took top honors in the large company category beating Sifton Properties Ltd.

“It is a great feeling of pride for ourselves and our employees. It’s nice to be associated with a company that has been deemed to be the best company in our city,” says Rob Ward, division manager, Voyageur Transportation Services

Voyageur with its 350 employees and a growing fleet of over 140 vehicles has five divisions, School and Charter, Voyageur Patient Transfer, Checker Airport Limousine, Voyageur Workplace Training Solutions and Voyageur Express (members of the Ontario Trucking Association).

Founded by Norm and Derlene Ferguson, Voyageur remains a family owned and operated business with sons Perry and Dwayne at the helm.

“My God we were surprised, well, I mean we worked hard at it but it was great accolades” says Ward.

Over the past two years Voyageur has doubled its growth in employees, vehicles and revenue.

In June of 2001, Voyageur moved into a new four-acre site to accommodate its growing trucking division.

However, the biggest area of growth is in its new field of patient transfer services, the gap Voyageur rushed to fill when funding for some ambulance services was cut. Early last year Voyageur signed a contract with London Health Sciences Centre and St. Joseph’s Hospital after a successful pilot project. The company operates 11 ambulances in London and 11 in Toronto.

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