Canadian trucking giant TransForce is expanding operations in Calgary while strengthening a crossborder corridor linking Western Canada and Texas.
TransForce acquired a 52-door terminal in Calgary -- a major hub city in Western Canada -- for subsidiary TST Overland Express, a less-than-truckload carrier.
TransForce purchased the terminal from YRC Worldwide for $10 million, according to the Calgary Herald. YRC operates in Canada as YRC Reimer.
The new terminal more than triples TST Overland's capacity in Calgary and will help it expand regional and crossborder traffic, TransForce said.
"We are continuing to invest in our operations in Western Canada because of the region's economic strength and growth potential," said Alain Bédard, chairman, president and CEO of TransForce, a $1.7 billion company.
"This new terminal enables TST Overland to deliver expanded services in and out of Calgary, which is a major gateway for shipments within Western Canada as well as to and from the United States," Bédard said.
TST Overland, based in Mississauga, Ontario, is one of Canada's largest LTL carriers and a partner of U.S. LTL carrier Estes Express Lines of Richmond, Va.
The two trucking companies recently added direct line hauls between Calgary and Dallas, a key route for oil industry shippers.
The direct line hauls cut two days from transit times between the U.S. Southwest and Canadian West -- a major source of U.S. oil imports.
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