CORRECTED -- Manitoulin Transport, Gore Bay, Ontario, announced Monday that it has purchased fellow Canadian carrier Smooth Freight.
Manitoba-based Smooth Freight provides scheduled less-than-truckload and truck load services and storage trailer rentals to over 300 rural communities in southern and western Manitoba, from its terminals in Winnipeg and Brandon.
Established in 1987, Smooth Freight has more than 200 trailers and 25 trucks including dry vans, heat/refrigeration, flat deck and tail lift.
"Like Manitoulin, Smooth Freight has been a family owned and operated business for many years," said Borden Hadley, founder and former owner, Smooth Freight. "We're excited about this development and delighted to become part of a continuously expanding and highly reputable enterprise that shares our values and puts the customer first.
"Importantly, we believe our customers will benefit greatly from having more choice now in Manitoba when it comes to their transportation requirements, through easy access to the full suite of transportation services Manitoulin can provide."
Borden Hadley will stay on in a consulting capacity.
Corrected 12/1/2013 to correct where Manitoulin is based.