75 years of Trucking

Trimac began as a small family trucking company, based in Saskatchewan, and is now one of the largest transportation service companies in North America. Its story of growth, success and prosperity over the past 75 years includes these historic highlights: the creation of Maccam Transport, the purchase of H M Trimble & Sons, and its expansion across Canada and the United States.

Trimac was founded in 1945 by Jack McCaig on the values of service with safety. The McCaig family grew Trimac from a single truck in western Canada, into one of the premier bulk carriers in North America. 

The Calgary, Alberta, Canada-based family-run business still holds its values, traditions, and ethics at the heart of its mission, growth and success. Recognized as a reputable industry leader, we strive to demonstrate our strengths through people, innovation, service, dedication, a willingness to try new things, and a desire to be the best. 

‘Service with Safety’ is our motto and foundation that is built to last—with 75 years of traditions and innovative industry firsts that future generations can be proud to carry on.

  • 1945

    J.W. McCaig and his partner Al Cameron established Maccam Transport in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan.

  • 1960

    A new holding company, Trimac Limited, is formed and named for the three McCaig sons, Bud, Roger, and Maurice.

  • 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.

  • 1971

    In November, Trimac Limited became a public company with the issuance of 400,000 common shares. During that year, Trimac acquired Rentway, a Calgary based truck rental and leasing company. Rentway operates branches in Edmonton, Calgary, and Toronto. In December, Trimac purchased Dominion Waste Management.

  • 1980

    Trimac’s energy services enter the US market with further acquisitions

  • 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.

  • 2000

    After nearly 30 years of being a public company, Trimac goes private (November 24, 2000).

  • 2006

    Trimac reorganizes U.S. operations under one business unit titled Trimac USA.

  • 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).

  • 2019

    Trimac Transportation acquires B&B/Bess Tank Lines and Gibson Energy Transportation Ltd.

  • 2020

    Trimac Transportation celebrates its 75th year in business.