Start of Consolidated Fastfrate in Toronto
Founding partners Donald Freeman & Sophie Weimert start ship’s company with 6 employees .
Opens five new facilities in Western Canada
Calgary and Edmonton ( 1968 )
followed by Winnipeg ( 1969 )
Saskatoon and Regina ( 1970 )
Opens two more facilities to expand net
Thunder Bay and Victoria become popular long-run locations .
Enters into Road Freight business with two acquisitions
McGrath Transport of Burlington and McNeil Transport of Brockville .
Moves to raw 125,000 square foot facility in Toronto
adjacent to CP Rail at St. Clair Ave. West to better serve customers ’ boxcar cargo .
twentieth anniversary & leverage of howell department of transportation
Gains operational footprint for Quebec and the Maritimes creating a seashore to coast military service .
Acquisition of Kingsway Transport expands network
foster expands ground transmit services and raises company profile .
federal Industries adds Fastfrate to trucking group
The learning proves unsuccessful leading to the leverage by management .
Ron tepper and partners purchase Fastfrate
Partners include : David Earthy and Dennis Lunney .
Tepper holdings ( thi ) purchases 100 % of Fastfrate
Ron Tepper takes over the reins & creates a singular vision for the company .
Fastfrate signs $ 200 million deal with CPR
Leads to the lurch from boxcar to intermodal
by the year 2000.
Tepper Holdings ( THI ) creates Canada Drayage Inc ( CDI )
The birth of CDI integrates transport serve to and from the vilify and shipyards .
New Toronto facility completes transition to intermodal service
Cross-dock facility built on 44 acres with directly access to CPR intermodal load .
Canada ’ s 50 best managed and 10 year, $ 400 million contract with CPR
Fastfrate wins the Best 50 award for 7 consecutive years obtaining platinum condition .
Fastfrate ’ s first warehousing facility in Calgary, AB
Positions Fastfrate as a distribution centre for
Adds transload centres in Vancouver and halifax & purchases network logistics
Fastfrate becomes a bigger musician with ports & adds freight management services .
Acquisition of koch transport southern Ontario
KOCH Transport is purchased with full integration into Fastfrate by 2007 .
Ron tepper awarded entrepreneur of the class
prestigious award raises profile of Ron Tepper & the companies he built .
Fenway partners invests in consolidate fastfrate
Fenway acquires 75 % ownership from
Tepper Holdings (THI).
Acquisition of cp trucks by cdi increases footprint
Gives CDI a bigger footprint in the draw of containers to and from canadian ports .
Thi purchases shares from Fenway Partners & buys
Bruce R. Smith
Ron Tepper returns to active agent management and adds heavy haul & joint services to menu .
Fastfrate moves to
Smartphones replace handhelds, improving communications and real-time data exchange .
Fastfrate bolsters management team in preparation for growth
An aggressive strategy to increase occupation includes
entry into U.S. Market.
Fastfrate is 50 Years young and loving it !
Our team is excited about delivering our entire menu of services… like never earlier .
New leadership and modern markets for Fastfrate
Fastfrate veteran Manny Calandrino takes on role as President/COO and launches Cross Border LTL Service .
Partnered with CP Rail and their Demand Management solution, Fastfrate offers intermodal vitamin a fast as over-the-road .
Introducing Fastfrate Group
Fastfrate undergoes branding transition to grocery store its 4 companies and strengths throughout the provide chain .
FASTFRATE ACQUIRES ASL DISTRIBUTION
Acquisition includes 13 facilities and provides contiguous entrance into ecommerce marketspace with direct to consumer concluding mile service capabilities .
FASTFRATE INTEGRATED LOGISTICS OPENS CHICAGO OFFICE
Expanding the Fastfrate Group ’ s service offerings to now include domestic U.S. freight solutions .
WESTERN CANADA EXPANSION WITH UNITED TRANSFER LIMITED ACQUISITION
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Enhancing our intra-West warehouse and final examination mile services and adding Saskatoon to our concluding locations .