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MARITIME-ONTARIO FREIGHT LINES ANNOUNCES MANAGEMENT CHANGES – January 28, 2019

Brampton, Ontario.
January 28th, 2019.

Chris Walker, President Maritime-Ontario Freight Lines Limited (M-O) announces the following management changes.

RICK ROBERTSON, currently General Manager COLDChain, a division of Maritime-Ontario Freight Lines, has assumed additional responsibilities to now include a senior leadership role, managing the companies’ claims and OS&D department, in addition to the day-to-day leadership he provides to his COLDChain team. Rick’s significant industry experience and exceptional attention to detail will enable him to develop the necessary processes and measurements in keeping with the corporate objectives of the company.

STEVE SNOW, currently Vice-President, Sales & Marketing assumes full responsibility for the M-O customer service department, in addition to his role in sales & marketing. This change is in keeping with the corporate objective to provide our customers with a “best in class” team of customer service professionals, while developing a national customer service company standard.

About Maritime-Ontario Freight Lines.

Established in 1962, Maritime-Ontario Freight Lines Limited is a fully integrated transportation company providing multi-modal services throughout Canada. The M-O brand is well known for providing sustainable transportation solutions to its customers backed by a wealth of more than 50 years of experience. Services include less-than-truckload, truckload and dedicated services for both dry and refrigerated cargo. Maritime-Ontario also celebrates its 15th year as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies, nine of which have been at the Platinum Club status.

MARITIME-ONTARIO FREIGHT LINES LIMITED – GIVING BACK TO THE COMMUNITIES WE SERVE – January 21, 2019

January 21, 2019
Brampton, Ontario.

Maritime-Ontario Freight Lines Limited (“M-O”) is pleased to announce our ongoing support to MADD Canada (“Mothers Against Drunk Driving / MADD”) with an additional 3-year commitment totaling $75,000.00.

MADD Canada was formed in 1989 to create a national network of victims/survivors and concerned citizens working to stop impaired driving and to support victims/survivors of this violent crime. MADD works to achieve its mission on a number of fronts:

• Victim/Survivor Services
• Youth Services
• Public awareness and Education
• Public policy
• Technology

This donation will be provided through the Graham Munro Charitable Foundation (“GMCF”), a private registered Canadian foundation established in 1986 by the shareholders of M-O. These type of donations help support MADD’s Campaign 911 efforts which encourage the public to call 911 when they see a suspected impaired driver on the roads and waterways. This keeps all of us safer because statistics show that charge rates for impaired driving go up by 30% when people call 911. More info on Campaign 911 can be found at www.madd.ca. M-O through its charitable foundation has been providing support to MADD totaling $275,000 since 2008.

About Maritime-Ontario Freight Lines Limited:

Established in 1962, Maritime-Ontario Freight Lines is a fully-integrated transportation company providing multi-modal services throughout Canada. The M-O brand is well known for providing sustainable transportation solutions to it customers backed by a wealth of more than 55 years of experience. Services include less than truck load (LTL), truck load (TL) and dedicated services for both dry and refrigerated cargo. Maritime-Ontario also celebrates its 15th year as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies, nine of which have been at the Platinum Club status.

MARITIME-ONTARIO FREIGHT LINES NAMES CHRIS WALKER AS PRESIDENT – December 28, 2018

MARITIME-ONTARIO FREIGHT LINES NAMES CHRIS WALKER AS PRESIDENT.

Brampton, Ontario.
December 28th, 2018.

Maritime-Ontario Freight Lines Limited is pleased to announce the appointment of Chris Walker to the position of President effective December 11th, 2018.

Chris brings extensive management and leadership skills to Maritime-Ontario having held the position of President of Rogue Transportation for 13 years, and most recently the position of President of SameDay Courier, a division of the Day & Ross Transport Group of companies.

“I’m delighted to have been selected as the President of such a strong brand and leader in the Canadian Transportation sector. I look forward to working with the Maritime-Ontario leadership team, which notably includes Doug Munro, who has assumed the role as Chief Executive Officer. Our path forward is exciting in keeping with our commitment to our valued customers, that we will continue to do our very best each and everyday. Our team is fully committed to maintaining these core values of our past, and will strengthen and drive further efficiencies and opportunities for the future of this great Canadian brand.”

About Maritime-Ontario Freight Lines.

Established in 1962, Maritime-Ontario Freight Lines Limited is a fully integrated transportation company providing multi-modal services throughout Canada. The M-O brand is well known for providing sustainable transportation solutions to its customers backed by a wealth of more than 50 years of experience. Services include less than truck load, truck load and dedicated services for both dry and refrigerated cargo. Maritime-Ontario also celebrates its 15th year as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies, nine of which have been at the Platinum Club status.

The Graham Munro Charitable Foundation – October 22, 2018

The Graham Munro Charitable Foundation donates $500,000 to supply chain management studies at Laurier

WATERLOO – The Graham Munro Charitable Foundation announced a donation of $500,000 to Wilfrid Laurier
University’s Lazaridis School of Business and Economics. The gift, announced Oct. 22, will advance research and
education in supply chain management.

“This is a game changer for Laurier and businesses in our region,” said Deborah MacLatchy, Laurier president
and vice-chancellor. “With this support, Laurier and the Graham Munro Charitable Foundation will cultivate the
next generation of leaders in supply chain management.”
The donation will name the M-O (Maritime-Ontario Freight Lines Limited) director at Laurier’s Centre for Supply
Chain Management, a role that will foster awareness of the supply chain management profession among
students and build strong, mutually beneficial relationships with industry to support teaching excellence and
research.

“The field of supply chain management is changing at a rapid pace and requires fresh talent, innovation and a
competitive edge to keep the economy growing,” said Doug Munro, president, Maritime-Ontario Freight Lines
Limited. “Partnering with Laurier to provide students with the best education for career success is a win-win for
everyone. We are excited to help students break into their professions with their best foot forward and
invigorate industry with the sharpest and best-trained minds.”
In addition to the directorship, the donation will fuel incentive scholarships to attract national and international
graduate students, and will also support the Lazaridis Supply Chain Association, a new student association that
provides its members with experiential learning opportunities, applied research projects at industry companies,
and connections to professional associations.

“This investment from the Graham Munro Charitable Foundation will enhance our ability to support supply chain
management students and faculty who are driving Canada’s prosperity,” said Micheál J. Kelly, dean of the
Lazaridis School of Business and Economics. “In addition to benefitting from innovative education and applied
research in companies, students will build invaluable industry connections that will provide them with a strong
foundation on the best business practices from some of the most successful global companies.”

About the Graham Munro Charitable Foundation: The Graham Munro Charitable Foundation is a private,
registered Canadian foundation that transforms lives through financial grants. The foundation was established
in 1986 by the shareholders of Maritime-Ontario Freight Lines Limited. The foundation continues its work today
under the leadership of Doug Munro, president of Maritime-Ontario, its Board of Directors, and executive
director.

M-O ANNOUNCES ANOTHER SIGNIFICANT CAPITAL INVESTMENT IN EQUIPMENT

August 31st, 2018.

BRAMPTON, ONTARIO

 

Maritime-Ontario Freight Lines Limited (M-O), committed to providing “Best in Class” transportation solutions, is pleased to announce the purchase of one hundred and fifty (150) – 53 foot DRY domestic intermodal containers, and seventy (70) intermodal container chassis. This current capital investment reflects an expenditure of $4.1 Million dollars, and follows our November 2017 release, wherein we announced an expenditure of $18 Million dollars, for both intermodal containers and highway trailers.

The current order of intermodal containers will be provided by CIMC located in Qingdao, China and will arrive via the Port of Vancouver prior to the end of August 2018, and deployed into full service prior to the end of September 2018. The container chassis are being manufactured by Max-Atlas Equipment Inc., located in Saint-Jean-sur Richelieu, QC, and will be in service during the month of October 2018.

For more than 50 years Maritime-Ontario Freight Lines has been a leader in the transportation industry, specifically in the LTL and TL sectors, with a reputation for service excellence and innovation.

For further information, please contact Steve Snow, Vice-President, Sales & Marketing. By e-mail ssnow@m-o.com and or by phone (905) 792-6154.

MARITIME-ONTARIO RELOCATES TO NEW CALGARY TERMINAL AND APPOINTS NEW REGIONAL MANAGER FOR ALBERTA

July 20th, 2018.
Brampton, Ontario.

Maritime-Ontario Freight Lines (M-O FreightWORKS), is pleased to announce the opening of its new Calgary, AB terminal. The terminal is located at 2206 20th Ave., NE in the central north east part of Calgary, providing quick access to Highway 1, Deerfoot Trail North, and Barlow Trail NE. This facility is situated on a 5.76 acre site, fully paved and fenced, while providing ample secure trailer parking.

This facility is yet another testament to the commitment to customers across Canada, providing high quality & efficient operating terminals to meet and exceed, the ever evolving and increasingly stringent food handling and transportation regulations.

Maritime-Ontario Freight Lines is also pleased to announce the appointment of Patrick Brown, whom has assumed the role as Regional Manager, Alberta effective July 3rd, 2018. Patrick has an extensive background in transportation and will be a great addition to our Calgary team.

Established in 1962, M-O is a fully integrated transportation company providing multi-modal services throughout Canada. Services include less than truck load, truck load and dedicated services for both dry and refrigerated cargo.

MARITIME-ONTARIO CELEBRATES ITS 15TH ANNIVERSARY AS A BEST MANAGED COMPANY IN 2018

March 9th, 2018
Brampton, Ontario.

Maritime-Ontario Freight Lines Limited (M-O FreightWorks), has been recognized for overall business performance and sustained growth with the prestigious Canada’s Best Managed Companies designation. The 2018 Best Managed program award winners are amongst the best-in-class of Canadian owned and managed companies with revenues over $15 million demonstrating strategy, capability and commitment to achieve sustainable growth.

Maritime-Ontario Freight Lines (M-O FreightWorks), has also achieved Platinum Club status with Canada’s Best Managed Companies program by retaining its Best Managed designation for 9 consecutive years.

Now in its 25th year, Canada’s Best Managed Companies is one of the countries leading business awards programs recognizing Canadian owned and managed companies for innovative, world-class business practices. Every year, hundreds of entrepreneurial companies compete for this designation in a rigorous and independent process that evaluates the caliber of their management abilities and practices.

The Best Managed program is sponsored by Deloitte, CIBC, Canadian Business, Smith School of Business, The TMX Group and MacKay CEO Forums.

Shoppers Drug Mart – Carrier of the Year Award

February 22nd, 2018.

Brampton, Ontario.

MARITIME-ONTARIO FREIGHT LINES LIMITED – SHOPPERS DRUG MART – CARRIER OF THE YEAR AWARD

Maritime-Ontario Freight Lines Limited (“M-O”) is honoured to have been awarded 2018 Carrier of the year by Shoppers Drug Mart at Loblaw Companies Supply Chain Excellence Conference.

The award was presented at the Loblaw Supply Chain Conference Gala Dinner, held at the Toronto Congress Center on Wednesday February 21st, 2018.

M-O president, Doug Munro was in attendance and received this prestigious award on behalf of the entire M-O team.   M-O has been a carrier for Shoppers Drug Mart for nearly two decades providing a variety of specialized transportation services and direct store deliveries.

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.