about us

Canada Cartage group of companies is one of the country’s largest transportation and logistics companies. Founded in 1914, we provide dedicated contract transportation, general freight, fulfillment and distribution, and home delivery services. From small- and mid-size companies to some of the largest and best-known brands in the world, we help our customers to profitably grow their businesses in Canada.

Our History

What started in 1914 with a single horse and cart has grown into a national full-service logistics company with over 3,500 employees, 4,000 tractors and trailers, and terminals, fulfillment centers, and cross-docks in every major market in Canada. Watch this short video to learn more about our roots.

OUR VALUES

Integrity:

Conducting business with honour, honesty, and ethics.

Humanity:

Caring for people and treating them with dignity, decency, and respect.

Accountability:

Committing to reliability and accessibility.

Collaboration:

Realizing results through the efforts of a team.

Dedication:

Encouraging a customer-focused environment with a ‘can-do’ attitude.

Leadership:

Taking ownership, demonstrating initiative, and having a voice.

Caring for the Environment

We take our environmental responsibilities seriously, and contribute to reducing our impact on the planet in a number of ways.

Fuel Efficiency

We maximize fuel efficiency of our fleet through idle reduction programs, including monitoring idle time by unit and driver, use of battery-powered tail gates, and bunk heaters/coolers in our sleeper units. SpeedGauge software in our telematics platform identifies speeding, a contributor to fuel inefficiency, so that we can coach drivers to eliminate poor driving habits.

Truck Specifications

We are continuously investing in new equipment which achieves better MPGs. Trucks are spec’d to achieve the proper balance of fuel efficiency, power, and cargo payload based on different applications. Aerodynamic body plating is installed for less drag and better mileage. We purchase low rolling resistance tires to gain better fuel efficiency.

Equipment Maintenance

By conducting regularly scheduled maintenance, we maintain the fuel efficiency of our tractors and ensure exhaust filtration systems are operating to peak performance levels. We recycle used oil, greases, tires, and steel parts to provincial standards using approved 3rd-party recyclers.

Route Optimization

Our planners and dispatchers use route optimization software to eliminate as many wasted kilometers as possible. We work with customers and business partners to eliminate ‘empty miles’ when returning from deliveries wherever possible. And we are one of a few licensed carriers for long-combination vehicles, or LCVs, a trailer combination that is able to carry more cargo while burning less diesel.

Green Facility Practices

New or retro-fitted buildings are being equipped with LED lighting, with an estimated savings of 25%-30% in electricity costs, as well as motion sensors to activate lights only when staff are in the office. We try to maximize natural light in offices through center-plan designs for interior offices in new building design. All dock doors in DCs and cross-docks are closed when furnace is on and doors are not in use. And our new network of new multi-function unit copier/scanners are estimated to save 30% in paper usage through secure print feature.

Industry Partnerships

Canada Cartage is a member of the SmartWay Transport Partnership, a North American program to help businesses move goods efficiently while keeping fuel costs and environmental impact at a minimum.

community leadership

Across Canada, we help others in the communities where we work.

Awards and Accolades

Top Fleet Employer - 5x Winner

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Top Safety Performer

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Carrier of the Year - 4x Winner

Carrier of the Year

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Carrier of The Year- 4x Winner

Forbes

Canada’s Best Employers - 4X Winner

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Top Performer Award - 2x Winner

Join Our Team

Learn more about why Canada Cartage has been selected by Forbes as one of “Canada’s Best Employers” for 4 straight years, and by Trucking HR as one of Canada’s “Top Fleet Employers” for five years running. Check out more about our company culture and job openings near you.