Totalline buys Transit Transport, Premier Express

BRAMPTON, Ont. (Aug. 9, 1999) — Totalline Transport, a national freight distribution and warehousing company, has bought Mississauga, Ont.-based Transit Transport and its expedited division, Premier Express, for an undisclosed sum.

Totalline president Uwe Petroschke said the acquisition was made because of Transit Transport’s “strength and high quality services in the Quebec and eastern Ontario markets.”

Founded in 1982, Transit Transport is a less-than-truckload carrier specializing in the Ontario and Quebec markets. Paul and Carol Keene, two of the orginal co-founders of the company, will remain with the company, while two others, Rolland and Madeline Lapoint, plan to retire. President and CEO Bill Macdonald also will retire.

Transit Transport will move its offices in Totalline’s one-year-old, 130,000-square-foot facility in Brampton, Ont.

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