Truck Transportation

Trucking service is supplied to the southeast region by regional, provincial, national, and international firms. These services include grain and livestock haulers, fuel and bulk commodities carriers, refrigeration units, gravel trucks, and flat beds. Regional trucking companies also supply support services to several primary industries.

The largest volumes of goods transported on highways in the southeast are oil, petroleum and gas products, and grain commodities. Long haul trucking into and out of the southeast is also very prevalent along the highway #39 corridor which feeds north to Moose Jaw and Regina, Saskatchewan and the TransCanada Highway, the main divided highway from British Columbia in the west and Newfoundland in the east. The highway #39 corridor also feeds north to the #2 highway, #16 highway and Edmonton, Alberta. General freight, dangerous goods and commodities of all types travel this route. Common long-haul commodities include:

Many trucking operations offer computer tracking and logistics services, with integrated supply chain support. They often handle “less-than-load” (LTL) shipments which makes truck freight solutions an attractive alternative for many businesses.

The region’s businesses’ ability to economically balance their inventory and provide excellent customer service is made possible by multiple primary highways connecting to the Trans Canada Highway, routes north, and routes south with access to the USA interstate highways. There is three-day service from Toronto or Montreal, two-day service from Vancouver or Chicago, and next day service from Edmonton, Calgary, Winnipeg and St. Paul.