Robert Archer TransForce Collection

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This Cabano Kingsway city unit has several Transforce liveries. The tractor is painted Cabano Kingsway, the trailer Papineau but the roll up door is from McGill. Mississauga ON June 2003. This Freightliner is leased to Besner.
This Volvo from Daily was pulling a Transport LeBlanc trailer on January 3, 2004. The tractor of this Kingsway International is painted in Transforce colours. The trailer is still showing a Cabano Kingsway logo.
Location: Mississauga ON March 2004.
This Cabano Kingsway Freightliner tractor is pulling a trailer from Thompson's Transfer, another company that Transforce bought.
Location: Port Credit ON April 2004
This Volvo is run by an owner operator and leased to TST Truck Load Services based in Mississauga ON. TST Truck Load is the successor company to Trojan Freight Lines.
Location: Lakeview ON March 2004
Here is a Freightliner from McGill Air.
Location: Etobicoke (Toronto) ON June 2004
This International runs for the Transports Besner division of Transforce. It was parked outside the Interport terminal in Mississauga in August 2004.
Canpar was originally established by Canadian Pacific Express & Transport as a small parcel carrier. It was sold to its management team when CP exited the trucking business. Transforce aquired Canpar in 2002.This stepvan is painted in Canpar's Transforce scheme. Missisauga August 2004. This Freightliner from Papineau International, a Transforce company was seen on Browns Line in west end Toronto in August 2004 This International city unit still wears the CABANO KINGSWAY livery.
Some equipment at Daily in Brampton - April 2005 Here is the sign outside the DAILY terminal in Brampton.- April 2005 EPIC EXPRESS is the LTL service for Canadian Freightways in eastern Canada. Here is the TRANSFORCE paint / lettering scheme. QEW, Toronto - April 2005
This tractor is lettered for UTL; the full load division of Canadian Freightways - March 2005 International Eagle from MONDOR INTERNATIONAL - Mississauga February 2005. This Besner Transport International is in full Transforce paint and lettering - May 2005
This tractor is painted in the pre-Transforce CAN PAR scheme and hadn't been updated in January 2005 This EPIC EXPRESS city unit has not been repainted into the TRANSFORCE scheme - September 2005 Here is a Kingsway Freightlner straight truck. - June 2005
Kingsway city unit in Mississauga - February 2006 This Volvo from Ganeca Transport based in St-Hyacinthe QB was in Mississauga - April 2006. This Peterbilt COE is leased on with the P&W Intermodal division of Transforce, based in Oakville ON. June 2006.
Overland Express was owned by TNT of Australia (see the Rene Buron Collection It was sold to a management group who operated as TST Solutions. Transforce then bought TST Solutions.
TST International 211299 wears the TNT paint scheme.
TST International 211365 wears the Transforce paint scheme.
Trans4 Logistics Volvo tractor parked near the Volvo-Mack parts warehouse in Mississauga. - January 2007. TST Overland is the Canadian partner for ESTES Express. This TST Volvo was hauling an Estes long trailer - May 2007 UTL Mack CH with a flat deck parked in Mississauga - May 2007
This TST Freightliner Columbia and trailer are in full Transforce paint scheme. Mississauga - May 2007 Here is a CANPAR Freightliner in full Transforce paint and colour scheme. Mississauga May 2007 This Daily tractor wears the Transforce livery but the trailer is in the old Daily style.
This is the Interport Terminal building that Transforce aquired with Canadian Freightways. The large CF sign remained until summer 2007 when it was replaced by the word TRANSFORCE. This is Highland's trailer logo in full Transforce graphics. - August 2007 Select Transport from Brampton straight truck was seen in Mississauga - September 2007
The following week a Kingsway straight truck was making a delivery. September 2007 Kingsway Volvo doing city deliveries - January 2008 Montkar International has just left Transforce's former Interport Terminal on Dixie Road in Mississauga - January 2008
This Volvo from TST Truckload Services was parked near their Mississauga terminal - January 2008 Trans 4 Logistics has a contract with Ford moving parts from Michigan to the Oakville Assembly Plant. - Oakville July 2008 This Freightliner from Tspt. Montkar is still in the older paint and lettering scheme. It was seen in heavy traffic in Mississauga - September 2008
Freightliner from P&W Intermodal waits in line to fuel at the Husky truckstop - November 2008 Volvo from Transport Besner exits Highway 401 - November 200 TST Overland city unit seen in Oakville Ontario - October 2008
A CANPAR Volvo hauls a Papineau trailer in Mississauga - March 2009 This Kingsway Volvo was stopped for lunch near the Mississauga terminal - March 2009 A Peterbilt and B Train from Kingsway Bulk was Toronto bound on the QEW - March 2009
Transport Couture has been aquired by Transforce. At the time this picture was taken in January 2009, the equipment had not been repainted into the Transforce "swoosh" scheme. This Volvo from McGill Air was seen in April 2009 This was an interesting sighting. The trailer (and it's tractor) were from Papineau but the doors showed Lyon International. Lyon was folded into Papineau. Meanwhile, in the background, there is a Freightliner from EPIC EXPRESS another Transforce company. - June 2009
EVERGREEN Logistics is a Transforce subsidiary although this Freightliner is operated by a cartage contractor. July 2009 An owner-operator Volvo leased to Besner was near the Transforce Terminal in Mississauga. - October 2009 McArthur Express of Cambridge Ontario has had few units repainted into the Transforce "swoosh" but a trailer in that scheme was seen in September 2009.
Besner Transport hires a lot of independant Quebec "routiers" (truckers) The amalgamation of Transport Couture into Transforce is highlighted by the Boostway-Fortier trailer this Mack was pulling in February 2010. Highland Transport unit 1273, an International PROSTAR, was at the ESSO cardloack in Mississauga - January 2010.
Transport J.C.Germaine has not had it's equipment repainted in the TRANSFORCE "swoosh" . This J.C.G. unit was traveling eastbound on the QEW on it's way back to Quebec. CAMIONAGE GHL TRUCKING, a Quebec based tank carrier, is a Transforce subsidiary. This B train was eastbound on the QEW in March 2010. A Volvo from CANPAR runs west on the QEW through Mississauga. - May 2010
The first was DAILY AMERICAN . This was for an expedited LTL service that Daily ran from the US East Coast via Lacolle Quebec to Ontario. Then a trailer went past with plain DAILY markings. This was their pre-Transforce logo. Then a trailer with current Select - Daily with the Transforce swoosh turned into the Interport terminal.
All July 28, 2010.
This Kingsway Freightliner was heading to Highway 401 - July 2010 This Kingsway Mack was heading to the Haultain Court terminal July 2010 ATS Retail Solutions was aquired in November 2009. This Freightliner was seen in west end Toronto in November 2010.
An older Western Star from UTL was turning into Interport with two EPIC EXPRESS pups. UTL does linehaul for Epic Express. Both these companies trace their heritage back to Canadian Freightways. October 2010 This CANPAR International was hauling a Papineau trailer on North Queen Street in Toronto. March 2011
The "Success By Determination" logo on the sleeper of this Kenworth W900 indicates it was owned by Precision Truck Lines of Toronto. Today it hauls containers for P&W Intermodal out of Oakville ON. April 2011
Here is a Volvo tractor from Transport Besner parked near Transforce's Interport Terminal - July 2011 Here is a Peterbilt with a Btrain dump set from KINGSWAY BULK. - June 2011
This Kenworth T800 with B Train is from Camionage GHL based in Anjou QC. - June 2011 The driver of this Freightliner from UTL has stopped to adjust his straps and tarps after loading in Mississauga. - July 2011
Transforce constantly shuffles the names and operations of it's subsidiaries. Two names seem to have disappeared from their LTL Carriers List in 2011.
Select Daily is now Select Thibodeau. This picture of a Select Daily unit, although not the best quality, is my last catch of that name - May 2011. EPIC Express was the eastern Canadian operating name of Canadian Freightways when taken over by Transforce. That name no longer appears on the list and Epic trailers are being pulled by Kingsway tractors. This Kingsway / Epic unit was seen in Oakville in September 2011. **November 2011 Update**
As quickly as Select Thibodeau appeared, it disappeared and was merged into Kingsway.
This Kenworth had the Select Thibodeau name on it's door in August 2011.
A Woodchip hauling B Train set from Bergeron Et Fils from Amos QC was seen on the QEW passing through Oakvile ON - February 2012. This Peterbilt is from Camionnage GHL based in Anjou QC. - July 2012. This Peterbilt was parked near a restaurant in Mississauga - July 2012. Kingsway Bulk is based in Levis QC.
Here is a Kingsway city unit - Freightliner tractor and former Epic Express trailer making it's rounds in Mississauga - June 2012. This Volvo daycab from McArthur Express, based in Cambridge ON, appears to be an old Verspeeten Cartage tractor. Milton ON - August 2012. Here is a Volvo from Transport Gregoire based in Plessisville QC seen in Mississauga - August 2012.
A loaded flatdeck from Durocher International, based in St-Felix De Kinsey QC, travels along the QEW in Oakville. October 2012. Here is a Freightliner from P&W INTERMODAL - April 2013.
Here are some TransForce trucks seen during 2013
Transforce acquired the Canadian operations of Vitran in March 2014. (Central of Detroit acquired the USA operations). Vitran in Canada is primarily an LTL Intermodal carrier. This adds to the Transforce acquisition of QuikX and Clarke Inc in 2012 and 2013. This Peterbilt hauling a Vitran trailer is likely on a P&D run.
Transforce expanded into the USA in 2014 by buying Transport America of Egan MN. A Prostar from J.C.Germain heads west across Highway 401 through Mississauga.
August 2014.
Transforce acquired the Canadian domestic operations of DHL and renamed them Loomis Express. Loomis had been a same day courier company in the 1980's and the corporate name included with some earlier TF acquisition. DHL still operates their international airfreight company.
Two trucks from Camionnage GHL have left the Mississauga Suncor Refinery and are headed to the QEW for the run to Quebec. June 2015 A Western Star from Transforce container carrier MTMX Logistics hauls a tank container from Stolt . June 2015. This division has been renamed TForce Integrated Solutions but the ATS logo is still on the trailer seen in August 2015. A cartage company appears to be supplying the tractor.
  Clarke Transport is one of Transforce's LTL Carriers Group. They use intermodal containers to serve their western Canada terminals. This container was being moved to one of the railways in October 2015. Here is a Volvo from Besner Transport parked in Mississauga - December 2015.
Clarke Transport also offers Over The Road service. This Freightliner is from the Road Transport division.- Mississauga December 2015. This older Freightliner Century, seen running west of Toronto on Highway 401, is from Papineau International based in St. Jerome QC. January 2016. Here is a Freightliner Cascadia from TST Expedite (TST911) headed west on Highway 401 passing Mississauga. January 2016.
This Volvo is from Trans2D Logistics of Blainville QC who haul waste. It was in Mississauga in June 2016. Here is a Freightliner with a B Train dump trailerfrom Kingsway Bulk.
Mississauga - July 2016
A Freightliner Columbia from MTMX Logistics hauls a Maersk container. - December 2016.

A Kenworth T680 from CFI cruises along the QEW on its way to Toronto. - April 2017.

A brief history: CFI (Contract Freighters Inc) is a truck load carrier based in Joplin MO. It was acquired in 2007 by Conway Inc and renamed Conway Truckload Inc. Conway itself was acquired XPO Logistics who decided that a truck load carrier did not fit in it's plans. Transforce then bought the company in 2016 renaming it CFI and operating it from Joplin. It is Transforce's largest subsidiary and the logo doesn't incude the "swoosh".

Cavalier Transportation, based on Bolton ON, is an LTL carrier that specialises in shipments with a 500 mile radius of Toronto with terminals in Lachine QC, Rochester and Syracuse NY, Addison IL and Cincinnati OH. It is part of the LTL Group. We see one of their city units on the QEW. September 2017.
Ganeca is a truckload carrier based in Carignan Quebebc. August 2018
This isn't the best picture I've ever taken but it is the only example I have been able to get of Transport St.- Lambert from Saint Romuald Quebec. - August 2018
This might be the last "pure" Kingsway picture as they have been folded into TST Overland by TFI. October 2018

QuikX has been a Transforce carrier since 2011.
Mack Vision from Quik X was laying over in Mississauga.   A QUIK X City unit in Mississauga - December 2007
QuikX was started by some of the managers of the defunct Kwik-As-Air company. They used operating authorities from TransX, thus the similar font in the two logos.
Today, QuikX operates 2 over the road divisions:
  • QuikX Express, an expedited LTL company between all major Canadian cities. QuikX also has terminals in 3 midwestern cities in the US and in Los Angeles CA.
  • Full Truckload services run under the ROADFAST banner. Roadfast also includes the Tro Air specialized airport feeder service.

These pictures have been taken in the Toronto area.
QUIK X team truck is heading to their Mississauga terminal - May 2011

Elke Bros. from British Columbia was taken over and folded into QuikX .
Elke Bros from Langley BC is now a QuikX subsidiary. The trailer certainly looks that way. Mississauga - January 2007 This ELKE Trucking International is QUIK X specs both the make and model of tractor and the lettering. April 2007

Roadfast operated as the full load division
Here is a Roadfast trailer. All Quik X Group trailers carry the "NEVER SATISFIED UNTIL YOU ARE" slogan. This Roadfast International Prostar was going to the trailer lot in November 2008 In December 2018 I was in the area and saw that QuikX no longer operates from their big terminal in Mississauga. It has been subleased to Canada Cartage.
Les Ents. Dupont is a powdered cement hauler based in Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville QB
They serve Quebec and Labrador and in November 2012 this KW was on the QEW in southern Ontario.
Gorski Bulk Transport of Harrow (Windsor) Detroit and Oakville was acquired by TFI in 2018. Normandin Transit, Napierville QC, was acquired in April 2018. Their blue Kenworths are a familiar sight on Highway 401 as they run between Quebec and the midwest USA.

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