Trucking pioneer passes away

TORONTO — Shortly following his 89th birthday, Carl Wilson passed away peacefully at his Toronto home.

Wilson’s vision of transportation began long before he launched Wilson’s Transportation in 1937.

As a teenager living with his parents on a country farm located on the northeast section of the Holland Marsh — now known as the some of the best growing fields in Ontario — his career began to take shape. Carl convinced his father to buy a truck allowing him to transport the vegetables and milk from local farmers to the Toronto market.

It inspired his love for transportation and his father ended up bartering the farm for a small trucking business in Toronto. The company had four tractor-trailers that worked for A&P Canada delivering food products to their grocery stores.

Eventually, Wilson Transportation was established in 1937.

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