December 11, 2017 10:30 AM, EST

Manitoulin Buys Duckering’s Transport

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Manitoulin Transport has acquired less-than-truckload carrier Duckering’s Transport, based in Red Deer, Canada, to continue its expansion in Western Canada. Terms of the deal weren’t released.

Duckering’s is a family-owned firm providing next-day service to more than 400 locations throughout Alberta. It operates terminal facilities in Brooks, Calgary, Camrose, Edmonton, Fort McMurray, Lethbridge and Medicine Hat. The purchase doesn’t include Duckering’s International Freight Services unit.

“[Duckering’s] is an important addition to Manitoulin as it instantly increases our direct service footprint with over 100 new direct service points,” Manitoulin Transport President Jeff King said.

Manitoulin previously purchased the LTL division of Camrose, Alberta-based Hi-Way 13 and the LTL and van freight business of Edmonton-based Westcan Freight Systems.

Mississauga, Ontario-based Manitoulin operates 77 Canadian terminals and 200 U.S. service centers. It is a division of the Manitoulin Group of Companies, a privately held Canadian transportation and logistics services provider.