Watch Now


TFI International acquires 155-truck tanker carrier in Canada

Acquisition of Vedder Transportation Group gives TFI coast-to-coast food-grade tank truck network

Vedder Transportation Group, which provides food-grade transportation services, has 13 terminals across western Canada. (Photo: Vedder Transportation Group)

TFI International Inc. has acquired Vedder Transportation Group, a tanker truck transporter of food-grade liquids and dry bulk commodities with 155 power units and 300 tanker trailers.

Vedder is based in Abbotsford, British Columbia. The acquisition helps TFI establish a Canadian coast-to-coast food-grade tanker truck network, according to Alain Bedard, TFI International’s chairman, president and CEO.

“For many years, TFI International … has been a provider of tank truck services to the liquid and dry bulk food grade market in Eastern Canada,” Bedard said in a news release. “With the acquisition of Vedder, we add the premier provider of [tanker] services in Western Canada along with a network of strategically located facilities.”

Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.


Vedder Transportation Group, which was founded in 1956, has 13 terminals across western Canada. The company provides food-grade transportation services, as well as dry van, flat deck, step deck and maxi/super b train transportation. 

Vedder also provides solutions such as a food-grade wash rack, rail car transload and warehousing services. The company generates annual revenues of more than $60 million.

Fred Zweep, president of Vedder Transportation Group, will join TFI International’s specialized truckload business segment.

Montreal-based TFI International is Canada’s largest trucking and logistics company. It operates a network of over 90 transportation companies with 24,000 employees and 540 facilities.


In May, TFI International acquired Canadian less-than-truckload carrier Siemens Transportation Group and U.S.-based LTL provider Hot Line Freight Systems.

Watch: Is a strike imminent for UAW workers of the Big Three automakers?

Click for more FreightWaves articles by Noi Mahoney.

More articles by Noi Mahoney

GXO lays off 92 workers at Texas distribution center

CH Robinson expands border footprint with major facility in Texas

Borderlands: Mexico averaged 58 cargo thefts a day in Q2


Noi Mahoney

Noi Mahoney is a Texas-based journalist who covers cross-border trade, logistics and supply chains for FreightWaves. He graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in English in 1998. Mahoney has more than 20 years experience as a journalist, working for newspapers in Maryland and Texas. Contact [email protected]