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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.

CANADA’S BEST MANAGED COMPANIES – 2015 PLATINUM Club Member

Date: March 29th, 2016

Maritime-Ontario Freight Lines Limited is again honored to have been selected as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies (Platinum Club Member) for 2015, announced recently by Deloitte LLP and the National Post newspaper.
This award represents the 13th consecutive year that Maritime-Ontario Freight Lines has won this prestigious honor, seven of which have be as a Platinum Club Member 2009 through 2015. Platinum Club Member winners are those companies that have maintained their Best Managed status 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.
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.

MARITIME-ONTARIO MOVES FORWARD WITH $18.5 MILLION HUB TERMINAL IN MONCTON, N.B.Times & Transcript (Moncton)

Date: July, 17 2014

Page: C2
Section: International
Byline: James Foster Times & Transcript
A national trucking company has begun work on a state-of-the-art transportation hub on Berry Mills Road that will allow it to grow significantly in Moncton, both now and in the future.
"We're looking at opening next summer or in the early fall of next year," Maritime-Ontario Freight Lines Ltd. president Doug Munro said yesterday.
Nova Scotia-born and Brampton, Ontario based M-O searched for three years for the ideal location for its next leap forward. The company found it at its new location, chosen because of the proximity to CN's inter-modal network next to the Moncton Industrial Developments Park, and to the Trans-Canada Highway. The location will also allow the company to expand its use of double trailers, increasing efficiency and, as it expects, business.
The new site comprises more than 46 acres near the Westmorland-Albert Solid Waste property, fronting Berry Mills Road. The firm is developing 18 acres for now. While rumors have run rampant that a second trucking firm would move onto the rest of the property, Munro said that's not the case. M-O will use the rest of the land for future growth.
"That's a big site for trucking," Munro said. "This represents a big commitment for us."
To compare, M-O's current presence in Caledonia Industrial Estates is but a tiny fraction of the size of the new location under construction now.
When it is finished, the $18.5-million hub will feature an attractive, pre-cast concrete and glass building of two storeys in height and dozens of docks on a roller-compacted concrete site.
Because of space restrictions at their current site, the firm mostly serves the immediate Metro Moncton market. With the new facility, M-O will be able to cater to companies looking to ship multiple trailers of goods as well as partial loads, and at the same time serve as a transfer point for inbound freight from points west for distribution all over the Maritimes.
The building will feature the latest technology in the industry in a modern building featuring 12-foot (3.6-metre) high ceilings in pristine surroundings, all designed to attract the top talent in the industry and keep them with M-O throughout their careers in a field where human resources can prove a challenge.
"We're building it that way so that our staff will hopefully enjoy working there," Munro said.
Several jobs are expected to be created by M-O's expansion, with new positions created both in the office as well as on the road. Sales, dispatching, administration, driver support and the full range of services necessary for this type of operation will be based in the building.
The firm does a significant amount of business with the food industry, so the modern, clean building and paved freight yard allows M-O to outwardly project its commitment to cleanliness and attention to detail that those types of clients are looking for in a carrier. "We find that our customers demand these types of facilities," Munro said.
M-O's roots began in Nova Scotia in 1962, providing less-than-truckload and full truckload service between Atlantic Provinces, Quebec and Ontario. The company expanded the network into Western Canada to establish a comprehensive terminal network from coast to coast. Over that time, M-O created multiple divisions allowing them maximum flexibility, including M-O FreightWORKS, M-O COLDchain, M-O DedicatedWORKS, M-O PaperXPRESS, M-O LogisticWORKS and Bulk Services.

MARITIME-ONTARIO CONFIRMS THEIR COMMITMENT TO REDUCING ITS ENVIRONMENT FOOTPRINT

Date: APRIL 13TH,2013

BRAMPTON, ONTARIO.
M-O recognizes the need to stay at the forefront of technology including the ongoing commitment to reduce where possible, its environment footprint.

We are proud to announce in collaboration with Brampton based C.M. Lighting Limited, that a complete renewal of the Brampton operating terminal lighting system has been completed. This retro-fit includes the installation of a new high efficiency lighting system replacing the inefficient existing dock fixtures with new T5HO fluorescent technologies. Included with this upgrade, is the installation of an auto shutoff for each lamp when activity is dormant.

The new fluorescent lighting technology will provide several important benefits with the most notable being a 61% reduction in the consumption of electricity.
Maritime-Ontario is committed to making a difference, and strive to ensure all employees understand the importance that they do their utmost to minimize the impact of carbon emissions where possible.

For more than 50 years Maritime-Ontario Freight Lines has been a leader in the transportation industry, specifically the LTL and TL sectors with a reputation for innovation and service excellence. Maritime-Ontario (M-O) have the resources and expertise to meet the many industry requirements operating numerous diverse divisions providing tailored solutions to each and every one of our valued customers.

Maritime Ontario Freight Lines Invests $7.0 Million in new equipment

Date: April 8th, 2013

BRAMPTON, ONTARIO.

Maritime-Ontario Freight Lines is pleased to announced the purchase of 190 x 53’ highway trailers from Vanguard National Trailer Corporation based in Mono, Indiana. These new highway trailers will be in service prior to the end of April 2013, demonstrating our commitment to service our clients with some of the best trailer equipment in the industry.
These units have been purpose built for Maritime-Ontario with 80 units equipped with a Tri Axle wheel configuration, insulated for protective service and the Maritime-Ontario captive beam logistic loading system. These units will operate within the general freight division of the company branded as M-O FreightWorks. The remaining 110 units are equipped with a tandem wheel configuration and will be operated in the dedicated division of Maritime-Ontario Freight Lines.
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 innovation and service excellence. Maritime-Ontario (M-O) have the resources and expertise to meet the many industry requirements operating numerous diverse divisions providing tailored solutions to each and every one of our valued customers.

2012 BEST MANAGED COMPANIES – PLATINUM

Date: February 26, 2013

MARITIME-ONTARIO FREIGHT LINES
2012 BEST MANAGED COMPANIES – PLATINUM

Maritime Ontario Freight Lines Limited is honoured to have been awarded for the ninth consecutive year the PLATINUM CLUB Membership as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies. This prestigious award is restricted to the elite corps of organizations who have been Best Managed companies for six consecutive years or more.

Sponsored by Deloitte, CIBC, National Post, Queen’s School of Business and MacKay CEO forums, is a national awards program recognizing Canadian companies that have implemented world-class business practices and created value in innovative ways. Applications are reviewed by an independent judging panel that evaluates how companies address various business challenges, including new technologies, globalization, brand management, leadership, leveraging and developing core competencies, designing information systems and hiring the right talent to facilitate growth.

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 innovation and service excellence. M-O have the resources and expertise to meet the many industry requirements operating numerous diverse divisions providing tailored solutions to each and every one of our valued customers.

North American Shipping Partnership

DATE: August 7, 2012

U.S. Xpress and Maritime-Ontario Announce North American Shipping Partnership

New service allows shippers to use one vendor to cover all North American freight, border crossing needs

CHATTANOOGA, TENN. – August 7, 2012 – U.S. Xpress Enterprises, a leading provider of transportation services throughout North America, and Maritime-Ontario Freight Lines Limited (M-O) a top Canadian freight carrier, have partnered to launch a cross-border North American shipping solution. Through the partnership, each company will leverage its dominant national network to move freight across the border and throughout each country, creating one seamless North American network, covering the United States, Canada and Mexico.

This unique partnership comes as a response to customer demand for a one-stop direct carrier option with the geographic footprint, ease of access and capacity they need to take their freight safely across the border and to its final destination with no hassles, head-aches or the need for third party vendors.

Under terms of the agreement, M-O will carry the freight across the Canada/ U.S. border crossing and U.S. Xpress will be responsible for Mexico/U.S. Border crossings. The border crossings served through the partnership are Buffalo/Niagara and Detroit/Windsor. To ensure the security of the freight and facilities, M-O has completed the rigorous requirements and testing necessary to earn its C-TPAT certification in Canada and PIPS certification in the United States, and U.S. Xpress has been recognized as C-TPAT compliant.

“The bottom line here is that cross-border shipping is not easy, and there are not many good options available to carriers who want one point of contact,” said John White, executive vice-president of sales and marketing, U.S. Xpress. “This service brings together two like-minded, high performing companies to give shippers the convenience and peace of mind that comes from dealing with one trusted carrier who can get their goods where they need to go safely and on-time, effectively erasing the border and the issues associated with crossing it.”

The service has been designed to cover the widest possible range of needs and price points and will employ truckload, refrigerated, dedicated and some limited LTL options

through team and solo arrangements. To take advantage of each company’s strong rail presence, intermodal services will also be used as appropriate.

While U.S. Xpress and M-O believe that the retail sector will generate the greatest demand for this service, it is suited to everything from pharmaceuticals to grocery to manufacturing.

“While many companies on both sides of the border claim to have an international presence, the extent of their reach is limited,” said Maritime-Ontario chief operating officer, Bill Henderson. “With our partnership, we will have more than just a few trucks over the border. Both companies offer best-in-class transportation solutions and are recognized premium brands in their respective countries. Needless to say, we believe this is a true game-changer for North American freight hauling.”

About Maritime-Ontario:
Maritime-Ontario Freight Lines Limited (M-O®) was established in 1962 and is experienced in transportation of LTL (less than truckload) and truckload freight between Ontario, Quebec as well as eastern and Western Canada. M-O is leading the way to more efficient, consistent and innovative methods of transporting freight. Serving an active client base of more than 5,000, M-O has a solid reputation and is the recipient of numerous awards, including Canada's 50 Best Managed Companies and The Ontario Chamber of Commerce Outstanding Business Achievement Award. The company was most recently recognized for its outstanding service by being named a 2012 Shipper Choice Award recipient by Canadian Transportation & Logistics.

About U.S. Xpress Enterprises:
Founded in 1985, U.S. Xpress Enterprises is the nation’s second largest privately-owned truckload carrier, providing a wide variety of transportation solutions throughout North America. We are committed to being at the forefront of safety compliance, using comprehensive training for our staff and drivers and ensuring our trucks feature the latest safety innovations. With a dedication to minimizing our impact on the environment, U.S. Xpress is a SmartWay Transport Partner and was honored with a 2009 SmartWay Environmental Excellence Award. U.S. Xpress Enterprises’ affiliates include Arnold Transportation Services, Smith Transport, Total Transportation of Mississippi, Xpress Global Systems, and Xpress Internacional. For more information, please visit www.usxpress.com.

M-O CREATES A STRATEGIC RELATIONSHIP WITH U.S.XPRESS

DATE: June 18th,2012

M-O CREATES A STRATEGIC RELATIONSHIP WITH U.S.XPRESS, THE SECOND LARGEST PRIVATE CARRIER IN THE UNITED STATES.
This strategic relationship will provide shippers in both Canada and the United States the “best in class” transportation solutions and are recognized premium brands providing more than 80 years of service expertise.
The goal of this joint service offering is to make the border crossing as seamless as possible. Both companies are full scale asset-based companies ensuring reliability, security and product delivery integrity.
This partnership is a true breakthrough for shipping between Canada and the United States providing a dynamic sustainable freight solution for North America.
For additional information and rates please contact your local M-O office or contact Steve Snow, Vice President, Sales & Customer Service: ssnow@m-o.com or (905)792-6154.