Archive for the ‘Carrier Profile’ Category

  • When Shawn Baird, founder and President was asked how he named his company twenty years ago; he related that while trying to decide on a name for his company, he was faxing ideas of different names to his lawyer on a fax machine with a brand name of Sharp. Shawn thought to himself, this has…

  • August 2018 marks the 50 year anniversary for Tenold Transportation. Starting out as a small, privately owned trucking operation in Greater Vancouver as A&W Trucking, then owner Gar Campbell established the business to support the growing needs of the wire and cable industry. Seeing an opportunity to expand, Gar Campbell worked with Dallas Tenold on…

  • The story of Scotlynn Commodities begins on a small, family farm in the community of Vittoria, Ontario which is south of Hamilton on Lake Erie. While Scott Biddle, President of Scotlynn knew farming, he also always had a passion for trucks and machinery. Early in his career he worked for a few years at the…

  • Started in 1987 by a young entrepreneur with a single truck and trailer, Steve’s Livestock Transport is a made-in-Manitoba success story that has since grown into the largest commercial livestock carrier in North America. President & CEO Steve Brandt learned much of what he knows about the livestock business from his father, Alvin, who ran…

  • Dan Braatz, President of FTI got his start in trucking as a summer job. He learned the business working in an LTL Teamster operation from the ground up, paying his dues as he studied and graduated from the University of Western Ontario. He entered trucking as a career just before deregulation and worked in dispatch,…

  • If you visit Walkerton, Ontario and drive to Little Rock Farm Trucking, you will enter through a paved entrance that is open and spacious. An aptly-coloured building plus a shop with four bays reflect the company’s name. Inside, Dispatch doubles as reception and while you wait, you see that every call is answered with sincerity.…

  • It was the spring of 2000 and there was a lot of uncertainty in the future of Tom Payne Sr. with his employer, Tri-Line Freight Systems, based in Calgary, Alberta. The company was just purchased by TCT and after nearly 30 years of employment and close to 10 as President & CEO, Tom found himself…