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Gary Ellis is wanting some pictures and information on the following western Canadian companies:

Trans Canada Highway Express             M & P Transport (Mohr & Parker)
D.S. Scott             Midland Superior
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Cabano to Transforce Transition
Transforce goes back to 1957 when the Emond Brothers obtained their 1st transport permit. The formed company was called Transport Cabano. It consisted of 2 tractors and the head office was located in Cabano, Quebec in the lower St. Lawrence area. In 1959 the company was granted a permit to serve Montreal.
A picture of Transport Cabano taken in Oshawa in July 2000. Brazeau Transport from Rouin, Quebec was purchased by Cabano in August, 1987. Photo taken at Port Hope, Ont., March 1988.
Kingsway Transport was acquired by Cabano in July, 1992. The company name was changed to Cabano Kingsway and the headquarters was moved to St. Laurent, Quebec. Photo taken at Whitby, Ont., June 1987. This was the new Cabano Kingsway colours after the purchase of Kingsway by Cabano. Photo taken in Cobourg, Ont., August 1996. This is the current colours of Cabano Kingsway. Photo taken at Sarnia, Ont., January 2002. Cabano Kingsway changed it's name to Transforce Inc. in April, 1999.
J. C. Germain from Trois Riviere, Quebec, prior to being purchased by Transforce. Photo taken at Woodstock, Ont., November, 2002. J. C. Germain was purchased in March, 1998 by Transforce. This is how the new tractor looks. Photo taken at Bowmanville, Ont., April, 2003.
This is Transport Lebon, from Chicoutimi, Quebec, which is a bulk tanker and dump trailer company. Photo taken at Bowmanville, July 2000. This is Transport Lebon with the new Transforce colours after being purchased in March 1998. Photo taken at St. Nicolas, Quebec, May 2001.
Papineau International from St. Jerome Quebec. Photo taken at Grafton, Ont., May 1987. Papineau with the new Transforce colours after being purchased in Oct. 1998. Photo taken at Cambridge, Nov. 1999.
This is EYL (Enterprise Yves Labonte) from Arthabaska, Quebec. Photo taken at Bowmanville, Ont., August 2000. This is Labonte's new colours after being acquired by Transforce in July 1999. Photo taken at Bowmanville, Ont., August 2003.
This is McGill Transport from Montreal, Quebec. They specialize in general and air freight. Photo taken at Bowmanville, Ont., July 1996. This is McGill's new colours after the Transforce purchase in August, 1999. Photo taken in Etobicoke, Ont., April 2000.
This is R. R. Mondor Enterprises from Lanoraie, Quebec which specialized as a flatbed carrier. Photo taken at Bowmanville, Ont., March 2000. This is Mondor's new colours after the acquisition by Transforce in June, 1999. Photo taken at Bowmanville, Sept. 2000.
This is Transless, a flatbed carrier from Black Lake, Quebec. Photo taken at Dorchester, Ont., July 2000. This is Transless with the new colours of Transforce after being purchased Jan. 2000. Photo taken at Woodstock, Sept. 2003.
This is an old Nordique trailer taken in North Bay, Ont. Nordique was bought out by Tranforce in May, 1999. This is how Nordique looks after the Transforce purchase. Photo taken at North Bay, Ontario, July 2004. Nordique Peterbilt from Quebec in the Transforce colors taken in Bowmanville, ON
This is TST Overland Express based out of Missisauga, Ontario prior to being purchased by Transforce in March, 2000. Photo taken at Ajax, Ontario, July 1999 This is the new look of Overland Express since the purchase by Transforce. Photo taken at London, Ontario December 2003.
This is Canpar, a Canadian parcel delivery company. Photo taken in Ottawa, Ontario, October 2002. This is a new Canpar trailer with the Transforce colours. Photo taken in Whitby, Ontario, December 2004. This is the old colour scheme of Daily from Brampton, Ontario before being acquired by Transforce in Oct. 2001. Photo taken in Brampton,Ontario, Nov. 2002
This is Daily with the Transforce colours. Photo taken in Oakville, Ontario, August 2004. This is Mirald Transport of Boucherville, Quebec, before being acquired by Transforce in September, 2002. Photo taken in Belleville, Ontario, May 1997. This is a Mirald tractor done in the Transforce colours. We haven't seen a Mirald trailer done as Transforce. They seem to be hauling containers now. Photo taken in Bowmanville, Ontario, July 2004.
Besner Transport was devided into 4 divisions. This is Besner U.S., based out of Quebec City, Quebec. Photo taken in Bowmanville, June 2000 Besner Transport based out of Quebec City, Quebec. Photo taken at St. Antonin, Quebec, May 2000 This is Besner Central based out of Toronto, Ontario. Photo taken at Bowmanville, Ont., Feb. 2003
This is Besner Atlantic based out of Moncton, New Brunswick. Photo taken at Oshawa, Ont., Dec. 2002 This is Besner Transport with the new Transforce colours after being purchased in September, 2002. Photo taken at Bowmanville, Ont., March 2005
This is Forestville Transport from Forestville, Quebec. It was purchased by Transforce in April, 2003. Photo taken in Reeces Corners, Ontario, May 2003. Forestville was closed and amalgamated into the Kingsway Bulk division of Transforce. Photo taken in London, Ontario, May 2004.
This is Canadian Freighways from Vancouver, B. C. They were purchased by Transforce in January 2004. Photo taken near Hope, B. C., June 2004. New Canadian Freightways Freightliner Columbia and pup trailer in the new Transforce colors, taken at the Burnaby terminal for Canadian Freightways in July 2004. Used by permission from Hank Suderman Collection. Still see lots of mixed trailers on the road. This eastbound Candian Freightways International pulling mixed trailers along the Trans Canada Highway near Langley, BC on August 18, 2005. Used by permission from Hank Suderman Collection.
This is a Freightliner for Epic Express from Mississauga, Ontario. Epic was purchased by Transforce around January, 2004. Photo taken at Oshawa, Ontario, October, 2000. This is Epic Express with the new Transforce colours. Photo taken at Newcastle, Ontario, July, 2005.
UTL Transportation Services from Edmonton, Alberta was purchased by Transforce around January, 2004. Photo taken at Black River Falls, Wisconsin, July 2003. This is a UTL trailer done in Transforce colours being pulled by a Unique tractor. Photo taken at the Bowmanville scales in October, 2004.
Elsa Transport from Sherbrooke, Quebec was purchased by Transforce in June 2004. Photo taken in Bowmanville, Ontario, June 2004. Elsa Transport is now running under the Interforce division of Transforce. Photo taken in Bowmanville, Ontario, April 2005.
Transport SAS from Drummondville Quebec was purchased by Transforce in February, 2004. Transport SAS now called SAS International sporting the new Transforce colours. Photo taken in Bowmanville, Ontario, August 2005. Hank Suderman captured this SAS International trailer with a JPL Freightliner Classic out in BC on September 12, 2008.
Select Express from Lachine, Quebec was purchased by Transforce sometime in 2004. Photo taken at Bowmanville, February, 2005. This is Select with the new Transforce logo. Photo taken on Hwy. 401 at Hwy. 6 near Guelph, Ontario, December 2004.
Ganeca Transport from St. Hyacinthe, Quebec was a family owned company with 40 tractors and 127 trailers. They served Ontario, Quebec and United States. Transport purchased Ganeca in September, 2004. Photo taken at Bowmanville, February, 2005. This is Ganeca in the new Transforce colours. Photo taken at Bowmanville, Ontario, February, 2005.
This is Highland Transport from Markham, Ontario and Vancouver B.C. The company was founded in 1967. Photo taken at Bowmanville, Ontario, April 2000 Transforce purchased Highland Transport in October, 2004. Photo taken in Bowmanville, July 2005. Highland Volvo taken in October 2006 in Bowmanville, Ontario
Montkar Transport from Ste. Foy, Quebec started operations in 1983. Photo taken in Bowmanville, Ontario, April 2004. Transforce purchased Montkar Transport around October, 2004. This is the only tractor for Montkar that I have seen done in Transforce colours. Photo taken in Bowmanville, 2006.
A & M Transport from East Angus, Quebec was purchased by Transforce around October, 2004. Photo taken in Oshawa, April 2005. A & M Transport now called A & M International with the new Transforce colours. Photo taken in Bowmanville, March 2006.
Audet Transport, a flatbed carrier from Boucherville, Quebec was purchased by Transforce, February, 2005. Audet runs under the name Transbord. This is a company coloured unit. Photo taken in Ajax, December 2005. This is Transbord which was a newly formed company in early to mid summer, 2005. Photo taken in Bowmanville in March, 2006.
Porter Transport from Calgary, Alberta was purchased by Transforce in February, 2005 and is called TST Porter. Photo taken in Golden, British Columbia, June 2004. This is a Porter tractor sporting the new logo on the door. Photo taken in North Bay, Ontario, July, 2007. Matrec is a waste management company that was purchased by Transforce March 1, 2005. Photo taken in Lachine, Quebec, June, 2008.
This is Matrec done up in the Transforce colours. Photo taken in Beloiel, Quebec, June, 2008. Gregoire Transport from Plessisville, Quebec was purchased by Transforce in May, 2005. At the time, Gregoire had 240 tractors, all T2000 Kenworths. Photo taken in Newcastle, Ontario, July 2005. This picture is Gregoire with the new Transforce logo. SAS Transport which was previously purchased by Transforce was merged into the Gregoire Transport group. Only the old SAS tractors have been changed to the Transforce colours. To the best of my knowledge, all of the T2000 KW's have remained untouched. Photo taken in Bowmanville, Ontario, May, 2006.
Durocher Transit from St.-Felix-de-Kinsey, Quebec was purchased by Transforce in October, 2005. Photo taken at Bowmanville, January, 2006. This is Durocher in the new Transforce colours. Photo taken at Bowmanville, July, 2007. Note the Mondor tarp covering the trailer. Mondor was closed and amalgamated into Durocher late 2007. Golden Eagle Express from Bois des Filion, Quebec was a flatbed carrier purchased by Transforce October, 2005. At the time of purchase the company had 175 tractors and 300 open and van trailers. Photo taken at Bowmanville, September, 2005.
Golden Eagle was changed to Golden International. They did keep their blue tractors with the Transforce swoop. Photo taken at Bowmanville, May, 2006. Golden International with the actual TFI colours. To date, this is the only one I've seen. Photo taken at Bowmanville, September, 2008. Lyon Transamerica from Bois des Filion, Quebec was also purchased by Transforce in October, 2005. The company was closed and formed into Papineau International. Photo taken at Mexico, New York, May, 2003.
This is a Papineau International taken at Newcastle, June, 2008.
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