A TRUCKER, AN ENTREPRENEUR, A LEADER
Ray Haight is a second-generation trucker; his parents ran a small four truck fleet operation, which worked for a local shipper into the U.S. market. Ray Haight was a driver and Owner Operator for ten years logging over one million accident-free miles before starting his own company, which serviced long-haul lanes with both dry van and refrigerated equipment.
In 1984 he started Southwestern Express Inc. based in London, Ontario, which grew into a successful dry van and refrigerated 50-truck fleet. In 1990 MacKinnon Transport Ltd. was brought in as a partner, and Southwestern Express moved from London to Guelph, Ontario; in January of 2000, MacKinnon Transport Ltd. and Southwestern Express Inc. were amalgamated. Ray held President and COO’s position until May of 2005; at that time, MacKinnon Transport Inc. was a 275-truck fleet, warehousing, and Logistics Company.
Currently, he resides in London, Ontario, where in addition to being Retention Coach at Truckload Carriers Association and co-founder of TCA inGauge carrier benchmarking platform, he also finds time to lend his energies to many transportation industries related initiatives and associations.