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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.

M-O OPENING SECOND BRAMPTON DISTRIBUTION CENTRE – CROSSROADS FACILITY

PRESS RELEASE: (BRAMPTON, ONTARIO)

RELEASE DATE:  APRIL 17, 2017

SUBJECT:   M-O OPENING SECOND BRAMPTON DISTRIBUTION CENTRE – CROSSROADS FACILITY

Maritime-Ontario Freight Lines limited (“M-O”), is pleased to announce opening a second cross-dock distribution centre located at 8495 Goreway Drive, Brampton, Ontario (“the Crossroads Facility”) effective May 01, 2017 to supplement its distribution centre located at 1 Maritime Ontario Blvd. Brampton.

Situated on 30.12 acres, the Crossroads Facility is 359,341 sq. ft., comprised of 193,875 sq. ft. dry, 155,833 sq. ft. refrigerated and 9,633 sq. ft. office space with 175 truck-level shipping doors, 2 drive-in bays, and secure yard parking for more than 300 trailers and/or intermodal containers.  The site is fully paved, fenced, and lighted and will be equipped with manned security gate control, card reader access and CCTV camera surveillance throughout the premises.

The Crossroads Facility will be operated in conjunction with M-O’s Brampton head office and cross-dock facility located less than 3 km away.  Both facilities are in close proximity to Canadian National and Canadian Pacific intermodal terminals and major GTA 400 series highways.

M-O’s Crossroads Facility is a testament to its commitment to customers across Canada to provide high-quality facilities in order to meet and exceed evolving and increasingly stringent food handling and transportation regulations, combined with the latest in technology.  The refrigerated cross-dock portion of the facility will be HACCP Food Safety Certified and is a major step forward, enabling M-O to maintain cold-chain integrity for fresh, frozen and ambient food products throughout transit.

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.

M-O is also pleased to announce having been selected on March 9, 2017 as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies.  This is the 14th consecutive year that M-O has won this prestigious award, eight of which have been at the Platinum level.

For further information please contact Stephen Snow, M-O Vice-President, Sales and Marketing.

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

 

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CANADA’S BEST MANAGED COMPANIES – 2016

March 9th, 2017.

Maritime-Ontario Freight Lines Limited is pleased to announce that we have retained our PLATINUM CLUB STATUS for the Canada’s Best Managed Companies program for the calendar year of 2016, announced by Deloitte LLP and the National Post newspaper.

This award represents the 14th consecutive year that Maritime-Ontario Freight Lines has won this prestigious honour, eight of which have been at the Platinum level. Membership is exclusive to Canada’s leading organizations that have been best Managed companies for seven years or more.

Established in 1993, Canada’s Best Managed Companies is the country’s leading business awards program, recognizing excellence in Canadian owned and managed companies with revenues over $10 million dollars annually.

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.

Special Reminder – SHIPMENTS TO-FROM NEWFOUNDLAND & LABRADOR

December 8th, 2016

The Government of Newfoundland & Labrador delivered its budget on July 22, 2016, which included many budgetary items, but more specifically highlighted several tax increase items that would affect transportation service providers to and from the province.

There are several items that will impact the cost of operations which include but not limited to a new or increased tax on diesel fuel, gasoline and commercial insurance, all of which will impact the cost of servicing the province.

Maritime-Ontario Freight Lines have since this announcement maintained a steady course and elected to see what the real impact of these imposed taxes would reflect. More specifically we elected to wait and see what some of our carrier partners and or interline partners would elect to do as a result. Some interline partners have been billing a surcharge since the official announcement was made in late July.

Maritime-Ontario Freight Lines have no ability to control these imposed increases and have determined the need to implement a “Newfoundland Tax Surcharge” effective September 1st, 2016 as follows. This surcharge will be applied to all contracted and non-contracted customers.

INBOUND-OUTBOUND NEWFOUNDLAND: 1% on truckload and less than truckload shipments.

These circumstances are completely out of our control and regrettably must be implemented with the intent to simply recoup the significant increase in operating costs to and from the province.

Thank you for your continued support and understanding.

MARITIME-ONTARIO FREIGHT LINES ANNOUNCES A NEW & IMPROVED SERVICE SCHEDULE FOR FRESH & FROZEN TRAFFIC BOUND FOR WESTERN CANADA.

DATED: NOVEMBER 25TH, 2016.
BRAMPTON, ONTARIO.

Maritime-Ontario Freight Lines Limited (M-O) is pleased to announce three (3) new weekly departures for FRESH & FROZEN (LTL) traffic bound for western Canada effective immediately.
This new operating schedule will reflect departures from Brampton, Ontario to principal cites in western Canada every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. M-O will be providing daily pick-up service as noted in the attached “SHIPPING SCHEDULE”.
For customers in the province of Quebec M-O will provide daily pick-up service with connections being made in Brampton for furtherance to western Canada. To ensure the integrity of the interline connection in Brampton, pick-ups in the greater Montreal area will have to be completed the day prior to the Brampton departure noted above, (IE) Monday for Tuesday, Wednesday for Thursday and Friday for Saturday.
This significant service announcement is a further testimony of Maritime-Ontario’s commitment to its customers to drive value and enhance service where possible each and every day.
This new service initiative is supported by the recent announcement dated June 13th, 2016 when Maritime-Ontario Freight Lines announced the purchase of 250 new domestic intermodal containers, comprised of 125 reefers and 125 heated units.

MARITIME-ONTARIO FREIGHT LINES TO OPEN VANCOUVER TERMINAL

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July 12th 2016

Maritime-Ontario Freight Lines Limited (“M-O”) is pleased to announce the opening of our new Vancouver terminal and office located at 10288 Grace Road, Surrey, BC, in the Pacific Link Business Park in the month of August 2016.This location has become synonymous as Metro Vancouver’s premier freight handling hub allowing for convenient access to the South Fraser Perimeter Road which links Deltaport Terminal to the west and the Trans-Canada highway to the east, with easy access to all points within Metro Vancouver, and with close proximity to both Canadian National and Canadian Pacific railways.

This State-of-the-Art cross-dock facility features the latest in building technology & design.  It is situated on a 16.42 acre site, with 8,600 square feet of office and warehouse comprising 78 truck level doors and 1 grade door ramp. 
The site is fully paved, fenced, and lighted with manned security gates, card reader access and CCTV security camera surveillance throughout yard, office and warehouse.   Additionally, the facility has a back-up electrical power generator and on-site weigh scale, an important tool to ensure conformity to the stringent provincial and municipal vehicle weight regulations.
M-O has been servicing western Canada for 15 years.  Our new Surrey facility is a testimony to M-O’s commitment to continually invest in infrastructure and demonstrates our commitment to better service our clients in the lower mainland of British Columbia.  This follows other major investments in M-O’s IT platform in 2014; the opening of our new $18.5 million dollar Moncton NB hub in October 2015 and recently announced purchase of 250 (53’) foot domestic intermodal refrigerated and heated logistic equipped containers, coming on-line in the 3rd quarter of this year.
For more than 50 years M-O has been a leader in the Canadian transportation industry, specifically in the LTL and TL sectors providing seamless service solutions from coast to coast with a reputation for service excellence and innovation.  M-O remains committed to providing sustainable and efficient transportation alternatives to current and perspective customers in the province of British Columbia.

For further information please contact:

Doug Munro, President
(905) 792-6134 or dmunro@m-o.com

Steve Snow, Vice-President Sales & Marketing
(905) 792-6154 or ssnow@m-o.com

M-O INVESTS IN 250 NEW DOMESTIC INTERMODAL CONTAINERS

Date: June 7th 2016

Brampton, Ontario.

M-O INVESTS IN 250 NEW DOMESTIC INTERMODAL CONTAINERS

Maritime-Ontario Freight Lines Limited (M-O) is pleased to announce the purchase of 250 fifty-three (53) foot domestic intermodal containers from CIMC based in Qingdao, China. This significant investment is comprised of 125 heated and 125 refrigerated containers.  The heaters and reefers will be supplied by Carrier Transicold of Athens Georgia.  This addition to M-O’s intermodal fleet demonstrates its commitment to service clients with the best equipment available and further validates M-O’s commitment to provide sustainable and efficient transportation alternatives to customers. The containers are currently in production and are expected to be in service by the 3rd quarter of 2016.

All units will be equipped with the 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 unit settings while in transit.   The refrigerated containers are equipped with Carrier Vector 8500 model hybrid units utilizing both diesel and electricity, further demonstrating M-O’s commitment to reducing greenhouse emissions where possible.

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. This investment in equipment follows a significant investment in the company’s IT platform (Truck-Mate), and the recent opening of its new Moncton NB HUB reflecting an investment of $18.5 Million dollars in the 4th QT 2015.

Maritime-Ontario Freight Lines is honored to have been selected as one of Canada ’s Best Managed Companies (Platinum Club Member) for 2015 by Deloitte LLP, CIBC and the National Post. This award represents the 13th consecutive year M-O has won this prestigious award, seven of which have been at the Platinum level.