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  • Manitoulin buys IPE Logistics

    April 4, 2018 9:40AM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. — Manitoulin has acquired IPE Logistics. This is the eighth acquisition Manitoulin has made in the last year. According to Manitoulin, the purchase strengthens its overall global capabilities, from Asia to North America in the less-than-container-load space, and provides

  • Kindersley Insurance acquired by Hub International

    February 9, 2018 3:18PM by Truck News

    KINDERSLEY, SK – Trucking insurance specialist Kindersley Insurance has been acquired by Hub International. The global insurance broker disclosed it has acquired shares of the Saskatchewan-based independent and commercial insurance brokerage, however terms of the deal were not disclosed. Kindersley

  • FBI Group buys Consolidated Carriers

    October 6, 2017 11:51AM by Truck News

    VAUGHAN, Ont. – Freight Brokers International (FBI Group) announced today it has acquired Consolidated Carriers, a non-asset-based freight broker in Markham, Ont. Consolidated Carriers employees, including owner Wayne McCord, will join The FBI Group and work out if its Vaughan,

  • Canadian fleets honored by PeopleNet, TMW Systems

    August 15, 2017 11:42AM by Truck News

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Several Canadian fleets were recognized as innovators by PeopleNet and TMW Systems, at their joint in.sight user conference. PeopleNet recognized Vitesse Transport, which has developed three systems that leverage PeopleNet technology, to improve visibility into asset utilization

  • Knight and Swift merge in $6 billion deal

    April 10, 2017 10:14AM by Truck News

    PHOENIX, Ari. — Knight Transportation and Swift Transportation announced Monday morning that they are merging to form a new company called Knight-Swift Transportation. According to reports, the merger is an all-stock deal with a combined enterprise value of $6 billion. The

  • TFI International acquires Cavalier Transportation

    January 30, 2017 6:11PM by Truck News

    MONTREAL, Que. – TFI International announced today (Jan. 30) that one of its wholly-owned subsidiaries has acquired Cavalier Transportation Services. “The acquisition of Cavalier will add density to our LTL network and bring value-added services, such as brokerage and warehousing,”

  • Transplace buys Lakeside Logistics

    November 28, 2016 2:32PM by Truck News

    DALLAS, Texas — Transplace announced today that it has acquired Ontario-based Lakeside Logistics. In a release, Transplace said that this acquisition expands its presence throughout North America and further supports the company’s commitment to strategic growth in order to meet

  • Manitoulin Transport utilizes three new terminals in southeastern Ontario

    November 2, 2016 12:15PM by Truck News

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – Manitoulin Transport has southeastern Ontario covered, now providing direct service to all towns and cities via three terminals in Cornwall, Peterborough and Kingston. “When our customers entrust Manitoulin with their goods and packages, they deserve excellent service

  • Truckers should soon return to driver’s seat when it comes to rates

    October 13, 2016 10:15PM by James Menzies

    TORONTO, Ont. – Economic growth will accelerate and impending regulations should give carriers the ability to increase rates next year, according to speakers at the Surface Transportation Summit here Oct. 13. Carlos Gomes, senior economist with Scotiabank, predicted global economic

  • FastFrate names Adams vice-president of logistics and commercial development

    September 28, 2016 1:55PM by Truck News

    WOODBRIDGE, Ont. – Consolidated FastFrate has named Michael Adams as its new vice-president of logistics and commercial development. Working out of the FastFrate head office in Woodbridge, Ont., Adams brings more than 22 years of experience with Canadian Pacific in

  • Plan ahead before delivering to “judicial hellholes”

    September 16, 2016 2:08PM by James Menzies

    BRAMPTON, Ont. – You may not be able to avoid delivering freight into judicial hellholes in the US, but there are steps you can take to reduce the risk of being the victim of a runaway verdict. Brian Del Gatto,

  • TransForce posts Q2 results

    July 22, 2016 6:48AM by Truck News

    MONTREAL, Que. — TransForce’s Q2 earnings were affected by the slowing Canadian economy and weakness in the North American freight market. The company reported adjusted net income of $54.9 million compared to $66.6 million over the same period last year.

  • Examining the broker-carrier relationship

    July 14, 2016 8:34AM by James Menzies

    TransCore panel explores payment terms, the potential effect of ELDs and whether there’s a future for small brokers

  • Marino named US director of sales and marketing at Trans Plus

    March 10, 2016 2:03PM by Truck News

    GUELPH, Ont. – Vince Marino has been promoted by Trans Plus Systems as the new US director of marketing and sales after leading the company’s American expansion plan as the regional director of marketing and sales. “(Marino) has extensive U.S.

  • 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