Mississauga, Ontario, Canada (PRWEB) December 13, 2013
Manitoulin Transport, leading less-than-truckload (LTL) provider, (http://www.manitoulintransport.com) announced today that it has purchased Smooth Freight Ltd., of Brandon, Manitoba. Smooth Freight (http://www.smoothfreight.ca) provides scheduled less-than-truckload (LTL) and truck load (TL) services and storage trailer rentals to over 300 rural communities in southern and western Manitoba, from its terminals in Winnipeg and Brandon.
"A key component of Manitoulin's growth strategy continues to be building out our reach and service offerings in Western Canada," said Don Goodwill, president, Manitoulin Transport. "We look for highly successful companies, with a customer-oriented culture that strongly reflects our own. Smooth Freight fits the bill on all accounts and we are delighted to welcome them into the Manitoulin family."
Established in 1987, Smooth Freight (http://www.smoothfreight.ca) has more than 200 trailers and 25 trucks including dry vans, heat/refrigeration, flat deck and tail lift.
"We're excited about this development and delighted to become part of a continuously expanding and highly reputable enterprise that shares our values and puts the customer first,” said Borden Hadley, founder and former owner, Smooth Freight Ltd. Importantly, we believe our customers will benefit greatly from having more choice now in Manitoba when it comes to their transportation requirements, through easy access to the full suite of transportation services Manitoulin can provide."
Borden Hadley, will stay on in a consulting capacity, and Bobbi Hadley and Tobi Hadley will continue on in Sales and Management roles.
About Manitoulin Transport:
Manitoulin Transport is a leading North American transportation and logistics solutions provider, offering a wide array of service, including; expedited less-than-truckload and truck-load, trans-border, intermodal, private fleet, guaranteed service, temperature-controlled, dangerous goods and supply chain management. With more than 60 Canadian terminals and 250 U.S. service centres, Manitoulin has one of the most extensive transportation networks.