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Challenger Motor Freight Inc.

  • Trucking jobs threatened by carbon tax, says Ontario premier

    March 14, 2019 by John G. Smith

    Cambridge, ON — Ontario Premier Doug Ford focused on the trucking industry as he continued to sound the alarm about a federally imposed carbon tax, which takes hold on April 1. Diesel prices will increase by 5.37 cents per liter

  • Challenger rebrands Lodwick Transport, Cam Hiltz Trucking

    February 18, 2013 by Canadian Shipper

    CAMBRIDGE, Ont. — The Challenger Group has announced it is rebranding Lodwick Transport and Cam Hiltz Trucking. Beginning March 1, Lodwick will be known as Challenger Climate and Cam Hiltz Trucking will be named Challenger Bulk. The company said the

  • Challenger rejuvenates fleet, modernizes paint scheme

    May 17, 2012 by Canadian Shipper

    CAMBRIDGE, Ont. — Challenger Motor Freight has embarked on an aggressive strategy to rejuvenate its fleet, and by year’s end will have replaced more than 400 tractors – or nearly a third of its entire fleet. By the end of

  • Core strength

    April 1, 2011 by Canadian Shipper

    CT&L: How are you feeling about the state of the economy and the trucking industry right now?Einwechter: Things have changed dramatically. Last fall we were on the mend but there was still irrational behavior in the marketplace. There still is

  • As economy improves, Challenger revs up

    April 28, 2010 by Canadian Shipper

    CAMBRIDGE, Ont. — Dan Einwechter has seen the future, and the future is long. That’s the conclusion one could arrive at following a recent visit to Challenger Motor Freight headquarters. Parked in the yard is a 2011 Volvo VN hooked to

  • Award Winning Suppliers

    April 1, 2010 by Canadian Shipper

    Bison Transport – Challenger Motor Freight – Conestoga Cold Storage – Kriska Transport – MSM Transportation Looking Inward Bison’s Don Streuber on the need to “not waste a good recession” CT&L:What would you say were the most significant lessons learned

  • Teamsters union attempts to rally Challenger workers

    November 30, 2009 by Canadian Shipper

    CAMBRIDGE, Ont. — The Teamsters Union served notice today that it is campaigning to organize workers from Challenger Motor Freight and its subsidiaries, Elgin Motor Freight and Lodwick Transport. The union said in a statement that it has received complaints from

  • Three Canadian fleets recognized as top fuel-savers by SmartWay

    October 9, 2009 by Canadian Shipper

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Three Canadian carriers were recognized this week by the EPA SmartWay program for significantly reducing their CO2 emissions. Thirty-seven organizations were recognized during the 2009 SmartWay Excellence Awards, including Bison Transport, Challenger Motor Freight and MacKinnon Transport.

  • Challenger acquires Sandrock Specialized Carriers

    October 5, 2009 by Canadian Shipper

    CAMBRIDGE, Ont. — Challenger Motor Freight has announced it has purchased certain assets of the special commodities business of Sandrock Specialized Carriers. Sandrock is an Ontario-based carrier that specializes on over-dimensional transportation.   “The addition of the Sandrock business is a

  • Challenger acquires special commodities carrier INX PRESS

    November 26, 2008 by Canadian Shipper

    CAMBRIDGE, Ont. — Challenger Motor Freight Inc. has announced its intention to purchase certain assets of the special commodities business of INX PRESS Corporation, an Ontario-based carrier that focuses on special-commodities transportation for heavy equipment customers. Calling the addition of

  • Challenger wins SmartWay award

    October 7, 2008 by Canadian Shipper

    CAMBRIDGE, Ont. — Challenger Motor Freight has received an Environmental Excellence award from the US Environmental Protection Agency SmartWay Transport Partnership. The award recognizes transport companies that reduce emissions, improve fuel economy, and help the environment. Challenger was one of

  • OTA announces convention lineup

    September 30, 2008 by Canadian Shipper

    TORONTO, Ont. — The economy will be front and center at this year’s Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) convention Nov. 20-21. This year’s convention will be held at the Doubletree Hotel in Toronto. The theme is ‘Regaining our Edge.’ Award-winning industry