Manitoulin acquires Direct Right

MISSISSAUGA, ON – Manitoulin Transport has acquired Direct Right Cartage — an intermodal provider based in Brampton, Ontario – marking the fleet’s seventh acquisition in 12 months.

“This purchase enables Manitoulin to provide a higher level of service and frequency of intermodal service within Canada. We will continue to look for opportunities such as this to build our services and coverage to ensure our offerings meet our customers’ evolving needs,” said Jeff King, president of Manitoulin.

“Manitoulin’s ability to extend customers’ reach from Canada to the rest of the world through multiple supply chain service offerings gives them a significant competitive advantage,” added Gord Smith, Chief Executive Officer.

Direct Right Cartage was founded in 1982 by Paul Enright and John Farrugia, and expanded to support automotive, plastics, retail, packaged foods, and other general freight. It has locations in Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Winnipeg, and Montreal. Enright and Farrugia will continue their respective roles.

“Manitoulin is one of the more prominent companies in the transportation industry, and we have long admired its history and brand,” Enright said.




John G. Smith is the editorial director of Newcom Media's trucking and supply chain publications -- including Today's Trucking,, TruckTech, Transport Routier, Inside Logistics, Solid Waste & Recycling, and Road Today. The award-winning journalist has covered the trucking industry since 1995.

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