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This White/GMC is from Koch Transport based in Cambridge, Ontario, it is loading in Mississauga, Ontario. Here is an International 9400 hauling for B&L Transport, heading west on Hwy 3 at Simcoe, Ontario. Robert Archer Collection. This Mack CH613 is hauling for Lumsden Bros. Grocery Distributors into Simcoe, Ontario. Robert Archer Collection.
CN Transportation Ltd. hauls intermodal trailers and containers from the huge CN BIT (Brampton Intermodal Terminal) around Ontario. This pictures was taken in Mississauga, Ontario in 1997. This photo is from Robert Archer.
This Peterbilt was leased to Triline of Calgary, Alberta in February 1994. Triline runs across Canada and the western USA. Robert Archer Collection. This US based Peterbilt was hauling an insulated pneumatic tank trailer at Mississauga, ON in 1996. Robert Archer Collection. This US based Kenworth was unloading at a produce wholesalers in Etobicoke, ON in January 1995. Robert Archer Collection.

Speedy Transport is the Ontario and Quebec interline carrier for all USF shipments. Speedy hauls from Detroit Michigan and Buffalo, NY to Toronto, Montreal and areas. The picture of this Ford LT9000 was taken in Mississauga, ON in 1995. Robert Archer Collection. Here is a picture of the bridge leading into Revelstoke, BC with a Glenncoe truck crossing the bridge, taken by Julia Bedford, taken in the summer of 2000. Here is a Western Star hauling for FLT International of Mississauga, Ontario. The picture was taken in March 2000.
This Volvo runs for KW2000 Express from Waterloo, Ontario. The picture was taken at Mississauga, Ontario in October 2000. The driver of this JR Stone International is preparing to unload the large boulders he has hauled from Orilla, Ontario to Mississauga, Ontario for a Lake Ontario shore line erosion control project. The picture was taken in October 2000. Inway was another Ryder/PIE subsidiary company. They opened a small office in Ontario in 1981. They managed to survive the Ryder/PIE collapse and now operate as a Landstar Company. The picture was taken in Mississauga, Ontario in 1998. Robert Archer Collection.
This reefer unit was seen running on Trafalgar Road near Oakville, ON in 1996. Robert Archer Collection. Here is a Volvo pulling a Blue Star Trailer Rental van. The carrier is unknown. The picture was taken in April 2001.
This dirty H&R Transport Kenworth just arrived in Mississauga after a sloppy trip from western Canada. The picture was taken in December 2000. Here is a Freightliner from Brockton Inc, taken at Smithville, Ontario in March 2001. New Freightliner Century hauling for BLM of Kitchener, Ontario. The picture was taken in July 2000.
Here is a bob tail Freightliner Century from Tri-Line taken in Mississauga, Ontario in March 2001. Here is a Mack CL700 Float Tractor, operated by Randy Jenkins Float Service of Newmarket, Ontario, hooking up a drop deck trailer loaded with a large machine, then driving away. The picture was taken in April 2001.
Here is an International conventional from Schafik National in Mississauga, Ontario, taken in April 2001. Mack Trucks sold 100 limited edition specially equipped model CX613 "Vision" tractors in Canada in honour of the company's centennial. This Prince Freight Lines tractor, from Wellington, PEI, looks like it's one of that 100.
Here is a Mack CH from S&F Leasing of Quebec. Taken in Smithville Ont. Here is a Volvo, leased to XTL Transport of Alexandria Ont. taken in Mississauga Ont. Feb 11, 2001. Here is a Freightliner Century on with Star Van Systems taken February 4, 2001.
Here is a Freightliner from Active/Ultrahaul Transport hooked to a quad axle Barry Moore Transport van. Picture taken March 10, 2001. A Kenworth W900 that pulls for Venture Steel, taken at Mississauga Ont. March 13, 2001 Here is a Freightliner COE from J.Horan & Sons Trucking of Alliston, Ontario, with a 40 foot container. Picture taken at Etobicoke Ont, March 27, 2000.
This Peterbilt runs for Oak-Wood Transport or Ingersoll, Ontario. The picture was taken in Toronto, ON in July 2000. Here is a show truck from the clothing store, Club Monaco, making an appearance outside a shopping mall in Etobicoke, ON. The truck is run by AJ Enterprises. A Kenworth from Poly Distributor Inc at Hamilton Ont. taken on January 13, 2001
Here is a sharp, nicely polished Freighliner from R.E.M. Transport Ltd. of St. Stephen, NB, taken in July 2001. Here is a Freightliner condo unit from Sunbelt Transport.
This Kenworth T600 from Transport Nesko of Pierrefonds, QC is hauling a 40 foot Cronos container from Oakville, Ontario to Montreal in July 2001. This Freightliner Century from Harlyn Ltee of Pointe Claire, QC is hauling a 20 foot CAST container into Toronto in June 2001.
"Tazmania" is an International from Transport La Licorne of Varennes, QC. The "Lone Stranger" is a Kenworth W900L leased to Challenger Motor Freight of Cambridge, Ontario. This Peterbilt is leased to International Freight Systems (IFS) out of Chatham, Ontario.
Here is an Freightliner Condo from Eassons Transport of Berwick, Nova Scotia. Here is a Ford LTL 9000 from Wesbell Transport. Taken in Nov. 2001.
Here are two views of a Kenworth W900 V.I.T. leased to Canyon Distributors of Calgary.. The "Bandido" had a mural painted on the sleeper. The pictures were taken in Milton Ont in 1980 or 81. Fairway Peterbilt.
Here is a Freightliner conventional leased to Landstar Ranger. The picture was taken in Brantford, ON, March 2002. Here is the lineup of trucks at Province Cartage / Sureline Systems. Picture was taken in June 2001. This carrier went out of business in September 2001. Here are some of Province Cartage / Sureline Systems tractors at their Mississauga terminal shortly before the company went out of business. Photo taken June 2001.
Bestway Western Star Loaded B-Train, Waterford Ont. April 6 2002. This seemed to me to be an excellent illustration of B-trains.
This Volvo runs for Compass-Rose transport based in Kingston Ontario. Picture taken in Jan 2002. Here is a Liebherr mobile crane from Amherst Crane Rental of Mississauga, Ontario. Photo taken in March 2002. This International is the support truck for Amherst Crane Rentals, hauling the extra booms and other supplies to the job sites. It was photographed at a bridge building job in Etobicoke Ontario in June 2002.
Fancy Peterbilt Lumber Hauler, Mississauga, Ontario taken in May 2002. This Peterbilt was parked behind the fancy show truck at the pallet factory in Mississauga. It was delivering lumber as well. The carrier appears to be Arron Transport. Here is a Peterbilt from Willow Creek Transport based in Kenora, ON and McGregor MB. taken in Mississauga May 2002.
This International is used by the Steam Whistle Brewery for promotional purposes. Photo taken at the John Street Roundhouse May 25,2002. Here is an owner-operator GMC Astro hauling a yellow CENTRAL TRANSPORT INTERNATIONAL van trailer. This is the current (2002) operating name for McKinlay. Picture taken in Mississauga May 2002. Here is a close up view of the Astro 95 leased to CT transport. This picture was taken in February 2003.
This Volvo B Train from T/L Logistics of Coquitlam, BC was parked in Mississauga, ON in June 2002. This cattleliner was parked at the side of Ontario Highway 400 north of Barrie Ont, July 2002. Here is a Freightliner fom Covenant Transport hauling an EMERY WORLDWIDE trailer, Mississauga Ont. Aug 2002
The CF Logo is still proudly emblazoned on the front of the INTERPORT SUFFERANCE TERMINAL, Oct 2002.
Annotation by Rob Archer
I worked here from April '74 to Thanksgiving '75 when I transferred to the Toronto Intl Airport office. My office was on the main floor to the right of the front entrance door. At the time I worked there, it was owned by Direct Systems. Their Toronto terminal was at the back of the building. Most bonded carriers had a door or two at Interport back then. It was a secondary bond shed to MidCon. Doug McKenzie hauled some containers and piggybacks in there, but mostly to Midcon. He was with Laidlaw. There was also a bond shed in the east end of the city, Toronto Sufferance Truck Terminals See the Autocar shot in Doug's Laidlaw collection. It was taken there. TSTT was built by Maislin and was then bought by Yellow. Interport was known as Toronto-Dixie Bond, and TSTT was known as Toronto-Kennedy Road from the roads they were located on.
This Volvo from Quadrant based in Brampton ON was parked in Mississauga in November 2002. Purolator is one of Canada's biggest parcel carriers. This Sterling tractor trailer unit was photgraphed in west end Toronto in early March 2003.
Here is a Freightliner daycab from First Team Transport of Mississauga, Ontario. This old Divco is used by the Crystal Springs Water Company for prmotional purposes. Photo taken at the John Street Roundhouse in downtown Toronto May 25, 2002.

This is a Brandt Power Unit, converted by Brandt Road Rail Corp. of Regina SK , from a Western Star truck. It is used by CP Rail for Maintenance of Way service. It can move up to 15 railcars, and can travel at 40 MPH on the rails. It is highway legal, and can travel at regular highway speeds. CP rosters 11 Brandt Power Units. Robert Archer Collection.

Volvo day cab from Verspeteen Cartage. The picture was taken along the QEW (Queen Elizabeth Way) and Mississauga Road, Mississauga, Ontario Wednesday March 5/02. The truck is going eastbound. A few minutes later this KW T2000 came by. The detail seems good for a shot of a truck travelling at approx. 100 KPH I marked this in my notes as a Peterbilt pulling a reefer. The TIP logo is quite clear. I can make out enough of the tractor to think it was from Thompson Terminals Ltd.
Here is a Peterbilt from Fleetway Transport.The step-deck trailer appears to be loaded with fencing material. May 2001. This Freightliner from Fleetway Transport was unloading on a rainy morning. April 2002. Owner-Operator Claude Poulin leases this Mack Vision to Lipsett Cartage of Regina. It was in Mississauga in April 2003.
Volvo from OPDI Logistics, a division of Ontario Potato Distributors of Alliston Ont. This Freightliner from ODPI was delivering store fixtures at a Toronto mall on a Sunday evening in April 2010.
Travellers Transportation based in Brampton Ont.
This International operated by 476605 BC Ltd was seen in Mississauga in June 2003 These two Guilbault Internationals were parked in west end Toronto in June 2003.
This International Eagle was seen in Mississauga Ont in May 2003. K&T Transport is based in Plaster Rock NB This Volvo from Motrux Special Commodities Division based in Delta BC was in west end Toronto in June 2003
Conway Canadian Express tractors parked at the Toronto Terminal for the Canada Day Holiday 2003. Owner-operator from Central Transport.
Kenworth W900 with Canada Flags on Canada Day July 1 2003. It was in the SHELL truckstop in Mississauga. Kenworth cabover with a stretched wheelbase was seen at the HUSKY 410 truckstop in Mississauga in June 2003. Stevens Bros Transport leases this 2000 Peterbilt to Transport NJN Inc. It was hauling two 20 foot ISO containers from Oakville in June 2003.

This truck came out of the truckstop and was waiting to go through the traffic lights onto Dixie Road. White Line Estates Freightliner from Nanaimo, BC. Peterbilt and dump trailer scrap hauler from Solway Iron & Stell
Here is a Peterbilt 379 from COAST TO COAST Transport of Plate Cove, New Foundland, taken in July 2003 This Volvo from MG Fisheries of Grand Mannan NB was in Toronto in February 2004
Owner Operator, Bill Goodland, leases this Freightliner to Clarke Transport, Flat Deck Div of St.John's, NF. He has the load well covered and secured.
Here is a Werner Freightliner Century taken in Mississauga Ont. May 2003. This Western Star is pulling a LASER EXPEDITE covered wagon. Yellow Volvo city tractor
Downey Brothers Transport Freightliner parked on a street in Mississauga. Lister Western Star taken at a mostly abandoned shopping plaza in west end Toronto. This International 8300 runs locally from Yellow's Toronto, Ont. terminal.
At 17:00 on a November 2003 afternoon, this Western Star from CANUSA was seen in Etobicoke Ontario after a trip from Vancouver. This Peterbilt was stopped at the Black & White Truckstop in Princeton on old Highway 2 in September 1977. It was on a trip between Detroit and Buffalo "In Bond" through Ontario. It appears to be an owner operators unit.
Here is a Mack CH from Kildair Services from Quebec taken in January 1994 Freightliner from STAR VAN SYSTEMS based in Stoney Creek Ont. Prince Freight Lines Peterbilt from PEI parked in west end Toronto.
Jacobs Farms of Vittoria, Ontario Peterbilt in 2001. Here is a Peterbilt from Jacobs Farms of Vittoria, Ontario.
Owner-operator Mike Hawkins of Canso NS leases this Freightliner to Conners Transfer of Stellerton NS. Here is a Kenworth W900 leased to Bezco Trucking, a flat deck carrier based in Brantford Ont.
Knight Freightliner FLD condo Freightliner Silver Aero I managed to get a shot of the one that parks not far from where I live.
Two Peterbilts based in Quebec were parked in Toronto on a Sunday morning in May 2004. One is Levelle Transport from St Eustache. The other is unidentified. Pete from Prince Freight Lines of PEI

ABF (Canada) 122, a Ford Aeromax, takes a short break in Streetsville Ont. September 2004 International from Border Town Express of Medicine Hat, AB
Here is a Mack Vision from Dallas & Mavis. The driver was busy loosening the tarps on the drop deck trailer getting set to unload. Mississauga, ON, July 2004 Lark Trucking Kenworth W900 from Portage LaPrairie MB in Toronto in June 2004.
This is Rob Bursic's 1994 Peterbilt. He has changed to a smaller bunk. Thanks to Ross Burnham for the information. Ross has pictures of this Pete in his collection.
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Kindersley Transport Western Star
Here is a Western Star from K&C transport parked in Mississauga in September 2004.
Russ McNeil shot this truck in Florida in 2002.
Trans Western Express is owned by Vitran. Here, a Vitran mack is moving a Trans Western Express trailer from a shipper's location. Mississauga ON. September 2004 1998 Kenworth K100 from Dakota Transportation taken in Mississauga, Ontario
This Volvo from Foreway Transportation of Coopersville MI spent a weekend in Toronto. Feb 2005. This yellow Peterbilt was at a motel near the Husky truckstop in Mississauga. Carrier unknown. Feb.2005 This Freightliner from Muskoka Transport was at a motel near the Husky truckstop in Mississauga. Feb 2005
This Freightliner from WEST FLORIDA TRANSPORT of St.Petersburg FL was in Toronto in Feb 2005 KOORNNEEF Produce Volvo based in Grimsby Ont. They are a member of the Ontario Produce Marketing Association.
Lakeshore and Cawthra Roads, slip slidin' away! A view of Lakeshore Road looking east
The Brewers Retail company sells beer in Ontario. They offer a delivery service to licensed bars and restaurants. This Sterling was delivering to a bar in May 2004. NEATE ROLLER Company of Mississauga is a food distributor in Southern Ontario.This Freightliner was delivering to a restaurant in Oakville Ont. March 19/05
Tri-Vision Transport Freightliner Columbia, based in Surrey BC. parked at the Husky. A Peterbilt 387 from Boston Creek Transport is westbound on Highway 3 in Simcoe Ont. - April 2005
An International from BURNBRAE Farms delivers eggs at a local supermarket; April 2005. Here is an International from Sysco Ontario seen in Mississauga in May 2005
ABRA Moving has the former CNR station at Burlington West (Ontario) loaded on a float to be hauled by their SCOT tractor ABRA 3 to the Burlington Fire Department site on Fairview Street. Photo was taken Sunday May 22, 2005 and the move was scheduled for Tuesday May 24, 2005.
This International from Bulk Carriers (PEI) was waiting to unload; Toronto May 2004 Heavy hauler Peterbilt turning off The Queensway in Toronto, January 2005 This Mack Vision from W. Geneau Transport of Cornwall Ont. was seen in Mississauga in September 2004

Minimax Transportation is another carrier based in Cornwall Ontario Peterbilt Steel Hauler seen near Hamilton Ont. In April 2002 this White GMC from Standmore Equipment was loading end loaders at a construction sight in Mississauga.
The first snowstorm of the year on November 25, 2005. Gupco Volvo taken during lunch
on November 21, 2005
Here is a produce warehouse on a dark December morning.The trucks are being loaded with the day's deliveries.
VITRAN / G&W Frtwys International city unit. Toronto, December 2005 International Eagle from Martin Brower Canada was delivering at a McDonalds outlet in Toronto in December 2005
Two lumber haulers from the Haileybury area of north-eastern Ontario, Hembro Trucking and Rick Dubois Trucking, were in Toronto 01/06/05
Container hauler on the QEW
Here is a U-CAN Volvo leaving the Toronto terminal - June 2005 Here is a U-CAN Western Star tractor - Mississauga November 2005 This Peterbilt from Recoskie Transport of Orleans ON was in Toronto - August 2006
Steinman Transport Freightliner - Toronto September 2006 CAPTAIN HIGHLINER the mascot of Highliner Foods graces the trailer of this CRS- Choice Reefer Service Peterbilt seen in Toronto in November 2006. Lloyd Hutton Transport from Paisley Ontario hauls cattle from western Canada. They look for loads to take to the west. This Freightliner was loading in Mississauga in December 2006
This Western Star operated by Beyeas Transfer Limited of St. John NB is leased on with UCAN Express of Toronto - December 2006. Chester Cartage, Ryder pulling a Bridgestone trailer and Transport Groupe Robert are all lined up at the dock at Kal Tire in Mississauga - January 2007
Ranlyn Transport of Belleville run some sharp Peterbilts. Unit 81 stopped in Toronto- September 2007
... and returned in December 2007 This Freightliner Century is from Shandex Truck based in Pickering ON
Hank and his daughter Nicole shot a Prince Freightlines Saturday June 14, 2008 I see. I shot the same one in Toronto on the 31 of August last year. I think it's the same one. It's a candidate for the "Long Way From Home" category too.
This Freightliner Century from Vezina Transport was parked outside their Oakville Ontario yard. March 2009 A Kenworth from Wiley Sanders and an International from Roadfast sit outside a Mississauga industry waiting to unload - May 2009 A Conway-Freight Canada set of doubles has arrived at the Toronto (Mississauga) terminal from either Windsor or Sarnia. The lead pup wears the Con-Way Freight Canada logo. - January 2010
This Freightliner wears the lettering for METRO TOWING, a division of Metro Freightliner of Hamilton ON. It was pulling a trailer for Modern Disposal Inc when seen in Niagara Falls ON in May 2010.
One afternoon a couple of dump trucks went past then turned towards the City of Toronto Winter Maintenance Camp. They were hauling road salt from Goderich. Both trucks were based in that region.
This International from Muskoka Transport of Bracebridge ON is waiting to get unloaded in Mississauga. - December 2010
Here are a couple of Peterbilts from Ranlyn Holdings of Belleville ON seen in July 2010 and March 2011. An RD 688 Mack from Regional Disposal with a pull trailer was seen on North Queen Street in Toronto - July 2011.
This Freightliner Classic runs for REEFER XPRESS LINES of Oakville ON. - September 2011 This Freightliner Cascadia was seen in Ayr ON on November 11 2011. I saw the E.G.Gray 2011 Low Emission Volvo 780 in October 2011.
E.G. Gray, based in Peterborough ON, described this truck on their website.
This Ford grain truck was seen in November 2011 while it was helping with the harvest in Oxford County Ontario. Here is the grain elevator of Henderson Farms near Thamesford.
Later, we passed one of their Macks on Highway 403.

ATS Healthcare eastbound QEW, December 2012.
This Kenworth W900 grain hauler passed us on Highway 2 near Woodstock. ATS sold part of it's business to Transforce in 2009 as ATS RETAIL SOLUTIONS.

It then reorganized as ATS HEALTHCARE SOLUTIONS specializing in the temperature controlled movement of health related goods. This International from ATS Healthcare was seen in Oakville in March 2012.

This Peterbilt from MAVRON TRANSPORT appears to be a former Skelton Transport unit. Mississauga - October 2012. This Freightliner straight truck runs for Ivan Armstrong Trucking, based in Arthur Ont. This race car hauler from the Budweiser Racing Team was seen during the week of the TORONTO INDY race.
Grant Transport International based in New Hamburg ON. Trimac has disposed of some of Liquid Cargo Lines' equipment. This Freightliner hauling for ITS (Intl Truckload Services) wears LCL paint. Western Star from GEORGIAN BAY TRANSPORT based in Penetanguishene Ont. seen in Mississauga - July 2014.
Here is a Western Star from Royal Logistics based in Halton Hills ON. They likely run between Toronto and California. Milton ON , October 2014. This Peterbilt from Gorilla Transport was parked in Milton Ont. - August 2018

Armbro Transport closed it's doors on June 22 2015. The president blamed a poor economy and crowded marketplace for it's demise. It was formed in a merger of Driscoll Cartage of Toronto and Peel Cartage of Brampton.
This scene below was from 2003.
Armbro Transport's tractors parked at their terminal over the Canada Day holiday 2003.
Here is a Peterbilt straight truck that Armbro was operating for Mississauga chemical company Fielding Chemical. April 2015. Although it isn't a good shot, it is the last I took of Armbro Transport's Mississauga yard. April 2015. The tractors are lined at the fence at the terminal waiting their disposal. August 29 2015.
The Truk-King Logistics terminal in Fort Erie Ontario. Truk-King is no longer affiliated with Zav-Cor. They still handle dry van freight. Picture, April 2015. Truk-King Volvo on it's way to Toronto
August 2015
H.S.Knill is a long time livestock hauler based in Paris Ontario. Originally founded in 1935, it is run today by the family's 3rd generation.
This International has just left the company's facility in Paris. November 2015.

I shot this Peterbilt with grain dump trailer one morning in March 2016.
The name on the door read KLEEN TRANSPORT so I checked their website.

It showed that they were originally Norwich Brick and Tile.
I had shot a Peterbilt dumper from that company many years ago in Toronto.

The two trucks are from the same company, nearly 16 years apart.

In May 2016 I caught this Peterbilt with grain dump trailer outside the large ADM Canada flour mill in Port Colborne ON.. It is run by LF Mattice Farm and Trucking of Hagersville. This Kenworth, from D.L.G. of Elmvale ON, was dumping off a load of grain at the ADM Flour Mill in the Streetsville district of Mississauga. 12-27-16. This Volvo is marked for Sheehans Leasing. Sheehan is a Volvo dealer in Burlington ON.
Here is an older Freightliner from Oak Run Transportation who are based in Welland ON. He was parked in Milton ON - January 2017. SuperFast Truckline from Brampton with a Freightliner Cascadia heads west on Highway 401. May 2017. SLH Transport grew from being the in-house carrier for retailer Sears Canada to a major FTL trucking company. The parent company, Sears Holdings Inc, filed for bankruptcy in June 2017 and in October 2017 C.A.T. Transport , Coteau-Du-Lac QC, purchased SLH.

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