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    15,569.490
    38.910
    0.3%
  • OTRI.USA
    24.260
    -0.060
    -0.2%
  • OTVI.USA
    15,521.990
    37.880
    0.2%
  • TLT.USA
    2.700
    0.000
    0%
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    2.500
    -0.050
    -2%
  • TSTOPVRPM.CHIATL
    3.080
    0.050
    1.7%
  • TSTOPVRPM.DALLAX
    1.370
    -0.080
    -5.5%
  • TSTOPVRPM.LAXDAL
    2.950
    0.040
    1.4%
  • TSTOPVRPM.PHLCHI
    1.690
    -0.010
    -0.6%
  • TSTOPVRPM.LAXSEA
    3.130
    0.110
    3.6%
  • WAIT.USA
    120.000
    0.000
    0%
  • ITVI.USA
    15,569.490
    38.910
    0.3%
  • OTRI.USA
    24.260
    -0.060
    -0.2%
  • OTVI.USA
    15,521.990
    37.880
    0.2%
  • TLT.USA
    2.700
    0.000
    0%
  • TSTOPVRPM.ATLPHL
    2.500
    -0.050
    -2%
  • TSTOPVRPM.CHIATL
    3.080
    0.050
    1.7%
  • TSTOPVRPM.DALLAX
    1.370
    -0.080
    -5.5%
  • TSTOPVRPM.LAXDAL
    2.950
    0.040
    1.4%
  • TSTOPVRPM.PHLCHI
    1.690
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2 Canadian trucking companies forced into receivership

Manitoba-based carriers Kings Cargo Express and Canada Cargo Lines face asset sale

Two Canadian cross-border trucking companies have been forced into court-ordered receivership at the request of their lender under the country’s Bankruptcy and Solvency Act, court documents show.

Deloitte Restructuring assumed control over Kings Cargo Express and Canada Cargo Lines, based at the same address in Winnipeg, Manitoba, on Oct. 5 following a decision by a judge of the Court of Queen’s Bench. They collectively owe CA$2.2 million (US$1.7 million) to Toronto-Dominion Bank (TSE:TD), according to a report filed by Deloitte on Friday.

Deloitte plans to collect CA3.3 million in accounts receivable and sell the companies’ property, valued at almost CA$1.3 million, according to the receiver’s report. 

The carriers provide long-haul truckload and less-than-truckload services, both cross-border to the U.S. and within Canada. They have a combined fleet of 27 trucks authorized for operation in the U.S., according to the Department of Transportation records. 

It was not clear from the court filings what led to the receivership. The CEO of Kings Cargo Express, a guarantor for both carriers, and a lawyer for TD did not respond to FreightWaves’ requests for comment. 

Few Canadian trucking failures during pandemic

Canada has yet to see a large wave of trucking failures despite considerable pressures related to the COVID-19 pandemic and the uneven recovery in freight. The Canadian government has spent billions of dollars to shore up companies during the pandemic, including those in the trucking industry. 

The cornerstone of Canadian government support has been the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS), which covers up to 75% of a salary at qualifying companies. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau recently announced it will extend to next year

TFI International and Mullen Group, Canada’s largest publicly traded trucking and logistics companies, have received support through the subsidy, which is designed to keep personnel on payrolls

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Nate Tabak, Border and North America Correspondent

Nate Tabak is a Toronto-based journalist who covers cross-border trucking, logistics and trade for FreightWaves. Before moving to Canada, he spent seven years reporting stories in the Balkans and Eastern Europe as a reporter, producer and editor based in Kosovo. He previously worked at newspapers in the San Francisco Bay Area, including the San Jose Mercury News. He graduated from UC Berkeley, where he studied the history of American policing. Contact Nate at ntabak@freightwaves.com.

2 Comments

  1. It doesn’t surprise me. Freight rates are way too low in Canada. With grossly over-priced fuel, insurance, prorate, taxes and slough of other things that other things. Oh, lets not forget the scum sucking freight brokers and the deceptive practices of screwing owner operators out of the little money they make. Freight brokers should only make no greater than 5% for just a phone call to find a truck.

  2. Many trucking companies of that size and smaller in Ontario just closed up with Ont hard insurance market. I am at a homeless hotel with many other former truck drivers and Vets. We need to improve treatment of truck drivers and set some type of minimum wage and freight rates.

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