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IFS International Freight Systems, based in Tilbury ON, was started by some owner-operators who had hauled steel for ICL International Cartage; after ICL had closed their steel division.
This Mack CH is run by Debro Steel from Brampton ON - spring 2003 This Kenworth T600 was ruinning on Ontario Highway 6 in Port Dover ON in August 2005 This green Peterbilt; leased to IFS was parked in Mississauga
MID AMERICA FREIGHT SYSTEMS from Ancaster ON runs Western Stars as their company tractors. - Mississauga 2004 Norris Transport from Hamilton ON was bought by the SYLVITE Group. Today it is Sylvite Transportation. This Freightliner still showed the Norris name on the trailer's tarp when I shot it in April 2004. UPDATE- Sylvite sold their steel hauling operation to the COLE INTEGRATED Company in June 2007. This Kenworth T800 runs for TAYLOR STEEL from Hamilton ON
The driver of this T800 from Trafalgar Supply of Woodstock ON is securing the load at a plant in Mississauga I didn't get the Carrier's name from this Western Star that was delivering a load of garden supplies to a Canadian Tire store in Mississauga - April 2005 This Western Star and empty stepdeck were parked in Toronto in December 2004
This Peterbilt with covered wagon trailer was in Toronto in March 2005 A Kenworth W900 from Mercer Trucking loaded with ATV's was in Toronto in August 2005 This Freightliner Coronando with loaded step deck from TKB was parked in Mississauga in July 2005
Lacy Dalton rig?
Peterbilt with covered wagon trailer taken in Mississauga - April 2006
This Freightliner Classic is from WOODCOCK BROS of Sebringville Ont. - Mississauga May 2006 Western Star loaded with pipe parked in Toronto - June 2006
Steel sections are being unloaded from a Freightliner at a Mississauga job site; July 2006 This International runs for All Points Freight based in Bradford Ont. September 2006 A CL713 Mack equiped with a sleeper from Peninsula Towing - Mississauga, September 2006
White Oak Transport of Stoney Creek ON celebrated its 40th anniversary in Sept 2006. This Volvo was seen on the Queen Elizabeth Way in Mississauga - May 2005 Here is a Freightliner Columbia from Trailwood Transport based in Alliston ON. October 2006 An International S2500 from ACE Machinery Moving was heading to the terminal - 2003
This Freightliner from BOLTON STEEL TUBE was on it's way to their Mississauga plant - 2003 Freightliner Classic from Cassidy's of Pembroke ON was laid over in Mississauga - March 2007 LP Services is a local Ontario steel hauler based in Hamilton. This Freightliner was leased on in the spring of 2002.
Moore is also a local steel hauler. This Western Star was on Cawthra Road in Mississauga. 2005 The trailer pulled by this Volvo is a flat deck with a Tautliner cover. There are two heaters on the nose; likely to control the condtions that specialty steel is hauled under.
This custom Peterbilt leased to Foreshew Trucking from North Bay Ont. was in Mississauga with a load of "sticks". - August 2007 This Freightliner Classic from Woodcock Bros was in Fort Erie ON - February 2008
This Kenworth W900 runs for Tonolli Metals, a Mississauga metals refiner. February 2008 This Freightliner Classic from Manitoba was parked near a hotel. (May 2007) Here is a Volvo from Empire Transportation based in Grimsby Ontario. (Toronto October 2007)
Volvo from IMT was deadheading through Mississauga (May 2007) This Volvo from JBE Tilt-N-Load had just dropped a machine at a construction site. This Freightliner is from McGillion Transport of Bolton ON. - June 2008
Lumber hauler CHUMWAY MOTOR EXPRESS from S Porcupine ON in Toronto - October 2008 Robert Charters sent me the following information:
"This unit is one of our owner operators who runs the Quebec /Ontario corridor. This truck was originally a company unit for a senior driver. Notice the larger than normal bunk. It is Mercedes powered and the trailer is 48' rack and tarp." Picture taken in Mississauga - November 2008.
A cabover Freightliner leased to Mercer Transport was laid over at a local motel on a cold, snowy December 2008 weekend. An International from Don Anderson Haulage based in Stouffville ON sits with a load of steel shapes waiting to be unloaded at a bridge building job. The load is both long and heavy, sitting on a five axle trombone trailer - April 2009
Here is an International and step deck from Anderson Haulage of Stouffville ON - May 2009 Koch Logistics is another Northern Ontario Lumber Hauler, based in Earlton. The Kenworth had some sort of back haul loaded when I saw it in June 2009. Empire Transportation based in Grimsby handles many special and heavy shipments. One of their Macks had a container loaded on a step deck trailer going to CP Rail's OBICO terminal where it would be loaded on a train and hauled to a seaport for export. - June 2009
While waiting at an Oakville ON Tim Hortons on an August 2009 Sunday this Western Star from Don Anderson Haulage of Stouffville ON pulled into the parking lot. An hour or so later, we saw a crew at work on the CN line with a large crane. They were disassembling one of the signal gantries. That Anderson Western Star was hauling one of the sections away. The load extended well beyond the end of the trailer.
A Kenworth W900 from ALL CANADA CRANE backed into the spot vacated by the Western Star. The CN signal forces were out.
This CN Ford F350 was one of their vehicles.
ALL CANADA CRANE had a new red Peterbilt 388 and an older black Peterbilt 379 on this job but neither was moved while we were there. A Peterbilt daycab from Fleetway Transport was delivering some HVAC equipment to the local condo construction project in January 2010.
Here is a Peterbilt from WINDCHASER CARRIER LOGISTICS at their terminal in Hamilton Ontario - March 2010 This Western Star was parked at the terminal of WindChaser Carrier Logistics in Hamilton Ont - March 2010 This Peterbilt swings off Hwy 401 at Dixie Road is Unit 2000 of BRIAN PITE FREIGHT based in Sarnia ON. It's owner operator is Ed Jantzi. BTF started as part of Trojan Freightlines and then was part of TNT Uniline. They haul flatdeck loads from Ontario and Quebec to and from the USA.
This Kenworth T660 for Scot Industries, a metals distributor, was parked outside their Milton Ontario warehouse. - June 2010 This Western Star runs for COMPASS ROSE Transportation based in Kingston ON. June 2010
I saw this nicely set up Peterbilt 379 with it's 5 axle roll tight deck trailer at a truck show in Brampton on the last Saturday in May 2010. Three weeks later, I saw it parked at a mall in Mississauga. I had to get some pictures. I think the carrier's name - TROJAN CARRIERS - has been taken in homage to Trojan Steel Divsion of the 1970's and 80's.
This Kenworth, from Becker Bros Trucking based in Kitchener ON, was in Mississauga - March 2010 I saw this Peterbilt Model 367SBFA from LA Dalton one morning shortly after 7 AM. It is equipped with "super single" wheels and tires in order to increase the payloads. This International with lowboy from Carillion Canada (formerly Wimpey Construction) heads to the nearby yard. Toronto September 2010
This International from Simcoe Steel gleems as it sits in the plant driveway. December 2009 This International and step deck was parked outside a metals distributor in Mississauga. December 2009 This Volvo from GN Transport has been personalized with the Owner-Operator's name and degree. - Mississauga February 2011
Peterbilt loaded with building materials seen parked in Mississauga - July 2011. Here is a Peterbilt from Moore Bros Trucking based in Mississauga. This Peterbilt from Cambridge Landscaping was waiting to load a machine in June 2011.
I saw this Kenworth W900 outside a Mississauga custom shop one Sunday afternoon in June 2011. The following Tuesday I saw it on the QEW pulling a 5 axle flat deck with a roll tite cover. Catsons Transport hauls plastic pipe for a local manufacturer. April 2012.
This International 9900i from T.R.A.N. EXPRESS of Cochrane ON was parked at the Truckworld Show parking area while the owners were touring the show. April 2012. Bumstead Trucking of New Liskeard ON operate this Peterbilt 386 and B Train, July 2012. Here is a Peterbilt from Moore Bros Trucking
based in Brampton ON. - May 2013.
An International Lonestar from Nationwide Freight System, based in Brantford ON, was being readied to be unloaded on a September 2013 evening. Freightliner Cascadia from Cole Carriers Corp. based in Hamilton ON. - May 2014 A Freightliner from Neilson Trucking in Mississauga - April 2015.
This Peterbilt COE is from Mike Nesbitt Trucking of Putnam ON. It was on the QEW in August 2015. A Kenworth T600 from DEAN CARTAGE, based in Hamilton, on Highway 6 in the village of Morriston. August 2015. This Volvo daycab runs for one of the local Ontario branches of CONVOY SUPPLY based in Surrey BC. It was seen in Morriston ON - August 2015.
This sharp Peterbilt 359 pulling a step deck trailer rolled through the village of Morriston - ON HWY 6. - August 2015. A wintery scene of a Kenworth T660 from Mike Maille Transport of Kapuskasing ON in Mississauga - March 2016 Here is a Peterbilt 389 for Venture Steel based in Rexdale (Toronto) ON. January 2017.
I also shot a Venture Steel unit back in March 2001. (link code)
A sharp Western Star loaded with a coil of steel on the deck seen in Milton ON. July 2017. This International 9900 is leased to Cole Carriers of Hamilton.
Mississauga - March 2018
This Peterbilt is from Xtreme Transport from Brampton ON. Mississauga March 2018
Here is a Kenworth from IFS of Tilbury ON seen in Etobicoke.- August 2018 This Freightliner from Nationwide Freight Systems of Brantford ON has a wide load on the trailer. It was parked in Milton ON. August 2018.  





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