History

Delivering "Service with Safety" since 1945.

From its inception in 1945, Trimac Transportation has consistently sought and achieved industry leadership with a reputation for safe and reliable service.  We have become one of the largest bulk carriers in North America.

Key Milestones

Highlights for that timeframe:

  • 2015 - Trimac Transportation sells interest in Harris Transportation (Q3 2015).
  • 2014 - For the fourth year in a row, Trimac was recognized as one of 20 companies across North America awarded the 2014 Best Fleets to Drive For by the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) (February 2014).
  • 2013 - New Dawson Creek, BC facility opens (September 2013). Trimac becomes a Responsible Care® Partner in Canada in 2013. Along with our US operations, which is a long-standing Responsible Care® partner, Trimac is the only North America-wide carrier that is a Responsible Care® member (July 2013). For the third year in a row, Trimac was recognized as one of the Best Fleets to Drive For (February 2013).
  • 2012 - Trimac U.S.purchased two tank wash facilities from Fleet Operations Inc. in Charlotte, NC and Duncan, SC (December 15, 2012). Trimac Canada purchased Liquid Cargo Lines, based in Mississauga, ON (July 30, 2012). Trimac Canada purchased interest in Fortress Transport Inc. Trimac purchased interest in Northern Resource Trucking (February 2012).
  • 2011 - Trimac U.S. purchased Trimac Dry Bulk Group from Trimac Holdings (December 31, 2011). Trimac Canada acquisition of Benson Tank Lines is completed (June 2011)
  • 2010 - Trimac Canada purchased GH Transport Ltd located in Calgary AB (April 2010).
  • 2009 - Trimac Holdings purchased StarTrans Inc, based in Holly Hill, SC (November 2009).
  • 2009 - Trimac Canada purchased L&C Construction Ltd located in Pasadena NL (August 2009).
  • 2009 - Trimac Canada purchased Climar Ventures Ltd, based in Saskatoon SK (April 2009).
  • 2008 - Trimac Canada purchased Canamera Carriers, based in Yorkton SK (December 2008).
  • 2007 - Trimac Canada purchased Fergusson Transport, based in Belleville ON (December, 2007).
  • 2007 - Trimac Canada purchased Logistics Express located in Edmonton, AB (June 1, 2007).
  • 2007 - Trimac U.S. purchased Logistics Express, based in Orange, California (June 1, 2007).
  • 2007 - Trimac U.S. repurchased all outstanding shares from the equity investor Ontario Teachers Pension Plan.
  • 2007 - Trimac Canada purchased Ken Angeli Trucking (KAT) based in Kamloops, BC (April 30, 2007).
  • 2007 - Trimac USA purchased KFJ Trucking, based in Cleveland Utah (April 1, 2007).
  • 2006 - Trimac reorganizes U.S. operations under one business unit titled Trimac USA.
  • 2006 - Trimac Canada purchased JeffBrett Enterprises (JBE) based in Dundas, ON (October 1, 2006).
  • 2005 - Trimac Canada purchased Energy Transportation Inc. from Superior Propane (December 2005).
  • 2005 - Re-organization into Canadian and U.S. operating entities.
  • 2005 - Formation of the Trimac Income Fund.
  • 2004 - Sold Cage Logistics, Calgary, Alberta.
  • 2002 - Changed name of logistics company to Bulk Plus Logistics.
  • 2002 - Purchase of Ellsworth Motor Freight, Tulsa, Oklahoma.
  • 2001 - Combined Chemical Division and DSI Transports into one Division, U.S. Chemicals (April 9, 2001).
  • 2000 - After nearly 30 years of being a public company, Trimac goes private (November 24, 2000).
  • 2000 - Rentway sold to Penske Truck Leasing (September 1, 2000).
  • 2000 - Purchase of DSI Transports Inc. based in Houston, TX (closed January 17, 2000)
  • 1999 - Purchase of Amer-Liquid Transport is completed to expand growth servicing Mexico.
  • 1998 - Trimac Logistics purchases of SAI Consulting, based in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL.
  • 1997 - Purchase of Coastal Bulk Transport Limited, Brunswick Bulk Transport Limited, Quinnsway Bulk Transport Limited, Brunswick Bulk U.S.A., L & R Transport Limited, and Richardson Transport Limited are completed.
  • 1997 - Kenting Energy Services spun out in February 1997, allowing Trimac Limited to focus on the growth of our core transportation businesses.
  • 1996 - Purchase of Bartlett Transport Limited, Rathwell Transportation Inc. is completed.
  • 1993 - Purchase of Pacific Trucking of Seattle, Washington is completed.
  • 1990 - The purchase of CP Bulk Transport makes Trimac Transportation the number one bulk carrier in North America. Acquisition of Alabama based Ryder bulk Transportation is completed.
  • 1989 - Trimac acquires BOVAR Inc. as well as, acquiring BOVAR’s three drilling companies, Hi-Tower, Sedco and Apollo Drilling.
  • 1988 - Universal Transport Inc., of South Dakota and its subsidiary, Les Calkins Trucking of California, are added to Trimac’s U.S. operations.
  • 1986 - Trimac Transportation, in partnership with Saskatchewan’s Lac La Ronge Indian band, creates Northern Resource Trucking.
  • 1982 - Purchase of Quality Service Tank Lines of San Antonio, Texas is completed.
  • 1980 - Energy services expand into the U.S. with Trimac’s acquisition of the Cactus group of drilling companies. In the same year, the trucking operations also expand south of the border with the purchase of Liquid Transporters of Kentucky.
  • 1978 - Trimac begins investing in the exploration for, and development of, oil and gas reserves with the formation of Tripet Resources.
  • 1976 - Trimac expands into the energy services, purchasing a 48 percent interest in drilling contractor Kenting Limited; the remainder of the company is acquired in 1977.
  • 1973 - Trimac and Canadian Industries Limited (CIL) of Montreal merge their waste disposal business as Tricil.
  • 1971 - In November, Trimac Limited becomes a public company with the issuance of 400,000 common shares. During that year, Trimac acquires Rentway, a Calgary based truck rental and leasing company. Rentway operates branches in Edmonton, Calgary, and Toronto. In December, Trimac purchases Dominion Waste Management.
  • 1970 - MBI Data Services, an information systems group, is formed to serve the information technology needs of the Trimac Group of companies.
  • 1969 - Trimac acquires Adby Transport Company of Edmonton and J. Kearns Transport of Regina.
  • 1968 - The company is granted Interstate Commerce Commission authority to operate between Canada and the U.S.
  • 1967 - Trimac purchases Municipal Tank Lines Limited of Ontario. That same year, the various trucking companies begin operating under the name Trimac Transportation.
  • 1964 - Trimac purchases Winnipeg based Oil and Industry Suppliers Limited.
  • 1961 - Trimac purchases Calgary based H.M. Trimble & Sons, an established trucking company with operations in Alberta and British Columbia. Bud McCaig becomes president of Trimble and moves to Calgary to manage the expanded trucking operations.
  • 1960 - A new holding company, Trimac Limited, is formed and named for the three McCaig sons, Bud, Roger, and Maurice.
  • 1954 - Jack McCaig and his three sons establish a new company, Redi-Mix Concrete Limited. The company opens plants in Moose Jaw, Regina and Saskatoon during the next five years.
  • 1945 - J.W. McCaig and his partner Al Cameron establish Macccam Transport in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan.

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