M-O INVESTS IN 200 NEW DOMESTIC INTERMODAL CONTAINERS AND 167 HIGHWAY TRAILERS

November 24, 2017

BRAMPTON, ONTARIO

M-O INVESTS IN 200 NEW DOMESTIC INTERMODAL CONTAINERS AND 167 HIGHWAY TRAILERS

Maritime-Ontario Freight Lines Limited (M-O), committed to providing “Best in Class” transportation solutions, is pleased to announce the addition of 200 fifty-three (53) foot domestic intermodal containers and 167 highway trailers coming into service in December 2017. This significant capital investment is comprised of 100 refrigerated and 100 dry intermodal containers; 120 tandem plate, 35 tridem heated, and 12 tandem heated trailers.

The 100 refrigerated intermodal containers and 35 tridem heated trailers will be equipped with M-O’s unique “Captive Beam Logistic Loading System and ibright telematics. ibright telematics provide remote control, real-time temperature monitoring, real-time customer monitoring of goods in transit; out of temperature range alerts; remote fuel monitoring and alerts; GPS and geofence tracking; as well as two-way communication to change temperature settings while in transit. The balance of the equipment will be equipped with GPS and geofence tracking units. The refrigeration and heater units will be provided by Carrier-Transicold located in Athens, Georgia and include Carrier Vector 8500 model hybrid units utilizing both diesel and electricity, reinforcing M-O’s further commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions where possible.

For more than 50 years M-O has been a leader in the transportation industry, specifically in the LTL and TL sectors with a reputation for service excellence and innovation. This investment in new equipment follows an earlier announcement wherein M-O announced the opening of a second cross-dock facility “The Crossroads Facility” located at 8495 Goreway Drive, Brampton, Ontario in April 2017.

For further information, please contact Stephen Snow, Vice-President, Sales & Marketing.

Email: ssnow@m-o.com or by phone (905) 792-6154.

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