At a glance
Proud to be Western Canada’s premiere provider of bulk commodity transportation.
How we got our start
Ed Caron began hauling in 1947 in conjunction with the Leduc oilfield discovery. Caron Transport Ltd. was incorporated in 1951.
- Calgary, Alberta
- Edmonton, Alberta
- Grande Prairie, Alberta
- Sherwood Park, Alberta
- Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Industry sectors we serve
- Mining, Oilfield
- Pulp and Paper
- Water Treatment
Caron Transportation Systems has been a known and trusted name in the transportation industry for more than 65 years. As a privately-owned fleet, we are small enough to be agile and responsive, exceeding our customers’ expectations in getting their goods where and when they need them. We are dedicated to the highest principles of customer service, safe operation, and service excellence. We pride ourselves on being a people-focused company. The personal touch we extend to our customers and employees is reflected in all aspects of our operation.
We are one of the largest carriers of bulk commodities in Western Canada, with a service area covering western, central, and northern Canada, as well as the northwestern United States. Caron provides safe, dependable service to the construction, manufacturing, mining, oilfield, petro-chemical, pulp, paper, and water treatment industries.
With well over 400 employees and leased operators, our fleet was the first in Western Canada to be certified to ISO standards. Caron’s equipment is among the most modern and well-maintained in the industry, equipped with state-of-the-art technology and operated by our professionally trained drivers. Our customers benefit from both our past experience and our modern practices.
- 1947 – Ed Caron and four other truckers form Caron Transport to haul rations north along 900 miles of the Alaskan Highway. After the 1947 Leduc oil discovery, company founder Ed Caron expanded operations to the oilfield service industry. Later, Caron Transport began hauling sand and gravel, then crude, and eventually cement and chemicals.
- 1951 – Caron Transport Ltd. is incorporated.
- 1968 – Edmonton, Alberta, terminal opens.
- 1971 – Calgary, Alberta, terminal opens.
- 1980 – Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, terminal opens.
- 1990 – Caron Transport Ltd. is purchased by Weibel’s Express and Transport Ltd. Caron Transportation Systems is formed by a partnership of Caron Transport Ltd., Devitt Transport Ltd., Weibel’s Express and Transport Ltd., and 414708 Alberta Ltd.
- 1992 – Warrior Transport Ltd. joins the fold, enabling Caron to expand its oilfield dry-bulk service offerings and add nitrogen and carbon dioxide transportation services.
- 1995 – Red Deer, Alberta, terminal opens. Caron becomes the first transportation company in Western Canada to be certified to the ISO 9000 standard.
- 1996 – The western Canadian assets of Provost Transport Ltd. are purchased. This acquisition expands Caron’s market to the transportation of lube oils, grease, and edible oils.
- 1998 – Sherwood Park, Alberta, terminal opens, becoming Caron’s head office.
- 2001 – 50th anniversary celebration.
- 2002 – Interload Services Ltd. is purchased to provide transportation services for aggregates and coal. This acquisition opens up another new market for Caron Transportation Systems. Medicine Hat, Alberta, terminal opens.
- 2005 – Grande Prairie, Alberta, terminal opens.
- 2007 – Caron Transportation Systems invests in the most advanced, environmentally friendly, trucking equipment when it adds low emissions 2007 model year tractors to its fleet.
- 2008 – Grande Prairie, Alberta, transloading facility opens. Bruno Muller, President of Caron Transportation Systems, is elected chairman of the Canadian Trucking Alliance for the 2008-10 term.
- 2009 – Certified to new ISO 9001:2008 standard. A new Calgary, Alberta, terminal opens its doors.
- 2011 – A new Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, terminal opens its doors. Bruno Muller, President of Caron Transportation Systems, is elected chairman of Alberta Enterprise Group in November 2011, to April 2014.
- 2012 – Company growth requires additions to the head office building. A new section of executive offices and a boardroom are built.
- 2013 – Caron Transportation Systems USA is created with the first terminal opening in Bainville, Montana.
- 2014 – Caron Transportation Systems USA opens its second terminal in Dilley, Texas.
- 2015 – A new building is constructed at the Sherwood Park terminal to house the welding department and B620 facilities. An addition is constructed for offices and training facilities.
- 2016 – The Montana facility moves to Williston, North Dakota, and the Dilley, Texas, facility moves to San Angelo, Texas.