Truck News


  • Ritchie Bros. to acquire IronPlanet, enter alliance with Caterpillar

    August 29, 2016 6:51PM by Truck West

    VANCOUVER, B.C. – Ritchie Bros. announced today (Aug. 29) that it will acquire IronPlanet, an online marketplace for used and heavy equipment, for approximately US$758.5 million, subject to customary closing adjustments. Ritchie Bros. also said it would enter into a

  • Trailcon expands in the west with purchase of Stewart Trailers

    July 12, 2016 4:50PM by Truck West

    BRAMPTON, Ont. – Trailcon Leasing has acquired Stewart Trailers, a welding, mobile service and trailer repair facility in the Greater Vancouver area. The move strengthens Trailcon’s presence in Western Canada, and continues its expansion in the area after the purchase

  • Andy Transport opens maintenance center in Boucherville

    June 30, 2016 11:12AM by Truck News

    SALABERRY-DE-VALLEYFIELD, Que. – For the second time in six months, Andy Transport has acquired a new maintenance center, this time in Boucherville, Que. The over 96,000 square foot, 18 bay location is the third to be strategically placed in the

  • Westcan expands into new markets with Wheeler Transport acquisition

    April 2, 2016 5:52PM 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

  • Quebec’s Groupe Morneau purchases Total Cold Storage

    December 11, 2015 11:06AM by Truck News

    ANJOU, Que. – Quebec transport and distribution company Groupe Morneau finalized the acquisition of Total Cold Storage Dec. 8, expanding the company’s ability to provide services and integrated solutions in the transportation and logistics industries in Eastern Canada. “The food

  • TransForce buys US freight brokerage

    December 2, 2015 6:40AM by Truck News

    EAGAN, Minn. — TransForce-owned Transport America has announced the purchase of US freight broker Optimal Freight. Optimal is a non-asset based truckload freight brokerage, which Transport America says will allow it to greatly expand its capabilities and create new solutions

  • Titanium Transportation Group set to acquire ProNorth Transportation

    November 25, 2015 9:18AM by Truck News

      WOODBRIDGE, Ont. ­– Titanium Transportation Group announced today that it will acquire ProNorth Transportation. According to the companies, the transaction is expected to close on Dec. 1, 2015. Titanium will acquire all of the stock of ProNorth for total

  • Trailer Wizards buys Al’s Trailer Service

    November 11, 2015 5:29PM by Truck News

    LONDON, Ont. – Canadian commercial trailer company Trailer Wizards has acquired London, Ont.-based Al’s Trailer Service, which adds to the company’s existing network and will bring support to its nearby London Total Customer Care Centre. “Al’s Trailer Service is a

  • Manitoulin Transport buys Hi-Way 13’s LTL division

    January 19, 2015 11:40AM by Truck News

    CAMROSE, Alta. — Manitoulin Transport has announced the purchase of Hi-Way 13’s LTL division. Hi-Way 13 is based in Camrose, Alta. and marks Manitoulin’s second acquisition of an Alberta-based LTL trucking company in the last four months. All Hi-Way 13

  • Canada Cartage to buy Vanguard Global Services

    December 15, 2014 11:12AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. — Canada Cartage has announced plans to acquire third-party logistics firm Vanguard Global Services. The transaction is expected to close in January 2015 and the combined companies will provide complete asset and non-asset based transportation services in North

  • Westport snaps up alt-fuel company

    December 3, 2014 9:54AM by Truck News

    VANCOUVER, B.C. — Westport Innovations Inc. has picked up a European company known for its expertise in direct injection liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) technology. The company acquired Prins Autogassystemen Holding B.V. for €12.2 million (US$15.1 million). Prins, which is based

  • Manitoulin buys Canfleet Logistics

    December 2, 2014 10:07AM by Truck News

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Manitoulin Global Forwarding has announced the acquisition of Vancouver, B.C.-based Canfleet Logistics. Manitoulin’s latest acquisition adds to its rapidly expanding presence in Western Canada. Canfleet was identified as a good fit because of its “excellent export capabilities

  • Streeper acquired

    November 25, 2014 8:32AM by Truck News

    CALGARY, ALta. –A West coast oilfield transportation company has a new owner. ATK Oilfield Transportation Inc., which is headquartered in Calgary, has completed its acquisition of Streeper and Sons Trucking Ltd. “The Streeper name is synonymous with the Northwest Canadian

  • Mullen Group buys Gardewine

    November 24, 2014 7:26PM by Truck News

    OKOTOKS, Alta. — Mullen Group announced today an agreement to purchase Manitoba-based Gardewine Group, one of the largest privately-owned transportation companies in Canada. The deal is valued at $172 million, which will be paid in cash. Included are: Gardewine North,

  • Mullen Group on Mill Creek, Kriska, and the Western Canadian trucking industry

    September 28, 2014 11:12PM by Carolyn Gruske

    Mullen Group senior VP Richard J. Maloney talks about the new partnership, industry consolidation and the driver shortage.