Bob Hartin, CEO
1555 Brigantine Dr. Coquitlam, BC V3K 7C2
We're radically changing presentation materials, which we believe are “green,” elegant, and simple to understand and use. One of the reasons that Western Logistics works so well is that we keep our processes as simple and technologically-efficient as possible.
Western Logistics News
Western Logistics Opens Terminal in Orlando, FL.
November 2012: Hickory, NC Terminal opens Dec. 7!
Western Logistics is delighted to join the ranks of specialized furniture
carriers in the Southeast, with seasoned professionals in charge, and excellent facilities in Hickory and Orlando. “By taking over the former Shull Transport facility in
Hickory, just minutes from I-40, we are positioned now to take a strong role in business furniture
transportation and distribution from both American and Canadian sources,” said Kent Benson, Regional
Manager – Southeast. PDF (English) PDF (français)
October 2012: Western Logistics Plans South-East Operations
November 1, Western Logistics opens company-operated terminal operations in Hickory, NC, to serve its furniture customers for regional coverage, pool distribution, and outbound consolidation. It also stands ready to embrace Southeast Port operations, using its extensive experience in Halifax and Vancouver.” PDF (English) PDF (français)
August 2012: The Future of Western Logistics
The advent of our LCV “doubles” in Eastern Canada was a great psychological lift for every member of the company, after the struggles of the recession. There’s nothing that stirs optimism more than to see new equipment arriving, new buildings being planned, and advanced technology being installed throughout the System.” PDF (English) PDF (français)
July 2012: Ground Broken for New Toronto DC
In 2008, Western Logistics was ready to start construction of a new Distribution Centre in Mississauga, when “the lights went out” in the business furniture industry. Now, five years after acquiring the land, the project is finally under way.” PDF (English) PDF (français)
June 2012: California, Here We Come!
"For 20 years, Western Logistics moved only on an East-West axis, spanning 7000 kilometers. That changed in 2009, when we gently embraced the North-South axis from the Port of Halifax into the US Atlantic Seaboard.” PDF (English) PDF (français)
May 2012: Long Combination Vehicles (LCVs) Rule!
"Whether it is a run from Windsor, ON, with US products to our five terminals in Eastern Canada (1400 miles) or a ‘circle run’ from Winnipeg to our five terminals on the Canadian Prairies (1900 miles), LCVs are about to radically change furniture transportation economics for the better.” PDF (English) PDF (français)
March 2012: Western Logistics Completes its 48-state network
"Negotiations with American West in California and Texas have perfected our future cross-border network in those vital markets,” enthused Bob Hartin, CEO of Western Logistics. PDF (English) PDF (français)
February 2012: Western Logistics Appoints Hub Partner in NW USA
Just three hours from the birthplace of Western Logistics lies Metropolitan Seattle, considered by some a “sister city” to Vancouver, sharing the same mild and grey winters, and the same spectacular West Coast natural wonders. PDF (English) PDF (français)
January 2012: The Manhattan Express Gains Momentum!
“From zero base a few months ago, the level of interest by our hub partners as well as our current and potential clients is already gratifying,” enthused Sue Collitz, North American Sales Manager. “Our Manhattan Express Facilitator tracks everything closely with shippers, hub terminals, dealers, an/d drivers, which is getting us off to a great start in the eyes of receivers – the ultimate test of success in our business! We’re raising the bar very high, very quickly." PDF (English) PDF (français)
December 2011: Introducing The Prairie Sooner (not a typo!)…aka “Getting it Right on the Canadian Prairies.”
“One area in which we’ve wanted to upgrade service for a long time is the inter-regional service on the Canadian Prairies,” said Bob Hartin, CEO. “We have five terminals on The Prairies, and do a great job with long-haul and cross-border shipments, but now we’re going to focus on revving up the speed of service on the shorter runs between Winnipeg, Regina, Saskatoon, Calgary, and Edmonton. The Prairie Sooner is designed for that purpose. Strictly furniture, of course!”. PDF (English) PDF (français)
November 2011: Seamless cross-border service between Canada and South-east USA
Effective November, 2011, Shelba D Johnson and Western Logistics will provide hassle-free, damage-free, quick and seamless service for furniture into and out of the South-east, fulfilling Phase II of The Manhattan Express project designed to link all of Canada with all of the continental US by the end of 2012, with product moving on board Western Logistics linehaul trailers directly to the consignee or to our trusted partner hubs. PDF (English) PDF (français)
October 2011: The Manhattan Express Starts up on October 14, 2011!
As announced in our August Newsletter, it will operate daily to and from Winnipeg into
our US gateways in Minneapolis and Holland, MI. The new links to our US gateway of New York, will start out modestly and operate on strict LTL schedules twice per week from Holland and Toronto/Montreal to New York starting the same date. This will be increased
to daily service to New York from all origins as quickly as ramp-up allows, but no later than December 31, 2011, when we will have fixed in place daily service from all origins. PDF (English)
September 2011: Furniture transportation has just changed forever! We can now run double-53 LCVs 1300 miles from the US Border at Windsor, ON to Halifax, NS
In August, 2011, our future changed. Not only did Western Logistics qualify for LCVs (long combination vehicles) in NS, NB, QC, and ON in record time, but our Halifax Terminal Manager, Erick Haines, became qualified as a certified LCV Driver-Trainer to prepare for in-house training of drivers with sufficient credentials to qualify. PDF (English) PDF (français)
August 2011: First We Take Manhattan, then we take… all States East of the Mississippi
Our boldest and most exciting project ever will start on September 1: The Manhattan Express will link our entire Canadian network of 12 terminals to the USA directly via three gateways: New York, Holland, and Minneapolis,
with our own equipment and personnel. PDF (English) PDF (français)
June 2011: Western Logistics prepares for double-53' Operations in Canada
Western Logistics has ordered its first 53' air-ride dry vans equipped for doubles operations in Eastern Canada. These will be fitted with side skirts and matched to aerodynamic power units. PDF (English) PDF (français)
April 2011: Western Logistics
adopts fast and reliable
for Long-Haul Runs Across Canada
Western Logistics operates 13 terminals, and extensive highway runs for LTL and the growing multi-stop truckload business across Canada. A new Highway Services Division manages these runs which previously functioned as “switches” between terminals but now operate as longer “loops” -- such as Vancouver- Calgary-Vancouver, or Montreal-Halifax-Montreal. PDF (English) PDF (français)
February 2011: Western Logistics introduces Canada-wide zone rates for LTL, and incentive rates for volume shipments
“We have studied our rate structure intensely over the past six months, and have modified tariff construction into a new format that is more refined and much easier to use,” announced Mary Waring, President. “We’re rejigging our rates, with more defined LTL brackets for small shipments, and then presenting incentive volume rates starting as low as 16 feet of trailer, in 2-foot increments, which will attract more volume head-load business to Western Logistics.” PDF (English) PDF (français)
One of the areas that has not been well served from Winnipeg is Atlantic Canada. That’s about to change! A dazzling new expedited direct service from Winnipeg to Atlantic Canada will start up on June 1, 2010, with single-line responsibility from the shipping doors in Winnipeg to the customer warehouses in St. John’s. read PDF
Western Logistics has worked with strategic partners at the Port of Halifax to develop a new trans-shipment service that uses the Halifax Gateway to handle high-value and service sensitive products through the Port. This relationship is expected to produce spectacular results over the next decade, as Western Logistics prepares to provide full third-party logistics service, through a new facility in the Atlantic Gateway - Halifax Logistics Park. read PDF
Western Logistics is pleased to announce a major change in its service format, effective March 1, by upgrading its specialized service to Newfoundland. read PDF
In mid-January, Western Logistics will move from its current Brampton location to a temporary facility in Mississauga, close by its future building site near Pearson International Airport (YYZ). The temporary facility is located at 7347 Kimbel Street, Unit B, Mississauga, ON L4T 3M6. Phone, FAX, and e-mail addresses remain unchanged. read PDF