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Manitoulin Transport acquires Alberta transportation company

Company adds Duckering’s Transport Ltd. to lineup
Manitoulin Transport is headquartered in Gore Bay on Manitoulin Island.

Manitoulin Transport has added another transportation company to its list of acquisitions.

On Dec. 4, the company announced it had acquired Duckering’s Transport Ltd. of Red Deer, Alta., a less-than-truckload (LTL) service provider offering next-day service to more than 400 locations throughout the province.

"Duckering's Transport has carved out a niche for itself in the Alberta LTL marketplace and earned a reputation for on-time delivery as well as a customer-first philosophy that we share," said Jeff King, president of Manitoulin Transport, in a release.

"It is an important addition to Manitoulin as it instantly increases our direct service footprint with over 100 new direct service points. This, combined with our technology, equipment and best-in-class supply chain processes, means that businesses in the region can connect faster and more easily with customers and prospects across the province and around the globe. This will help them compete and grow in an increasingly competitive world."

Duckering's Transport Ltd. was founded by Clarence Duckering in 1971 and has remained a family-owned business for more than 40 years. It has terminal facilities in Brooks, Calgary, Camrose, Edmonton, Fort McMurray, Lethbridge, and Medicine Hat.

This is the latest in a long line of recent acquisitions by Manitoulin Transport.

Manitoulin Transport, headquartered in Gore Bay on Manitoulin Island, can trace its founding to 1953, when it began as Smith’s Wholesale.

As a leading transportation and logistics solutions provider, it offers services including expedited less-than-truckload and truckload, transborder, intermodal, private fleet, guaranteed service, heavy haul, temperature-controlled, dangerous goods and supply chain management.

It now has more than 70 terminals in Canada and 250 service centres in the U.S.

Manitoulin Transport is a member of Manitoulin Group of Companies.