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Nautic Partners’ Canada Cartage buys Doyle Transportation

Canada Cartage has acquired Doyle Transportation, a Guelph, Ontario-based provider of fleet outsourcing, full-truckload, and less-than-truckload solutions in Canada and the United States. No financial terms were released. Canada Cartage, a Mississauga, Ontario-based provider of dedicated trucking solutions, said the deal will strengthen its service to customers in southwestern Ontario. Canada Cartage was taken private in 2007 by U.S. private equity firm Nautic Partners for about US$173 million.


Canada Cartage expands its services in southern Ontario’s ‘Golden Triangle’ with the Acquisition of Doyle Transportation

November 8, 2017

Toronto, ON – Canada Cartage is pleased to announce the acquisition of Doyle Transportation, located in Guelph, Ontario. Doyle Transportation provides dedicated fleet outsourcing, full truckload (FTL), and less than truckload (LTL) solutions to customers shipping domestically and to the United States.

The company operates a 20,000 square foot facility in Guelph which includes 4 cross-dock doors, warehouse space, and truck maintenance bays. Canada Cartage has signed on all sixty former Doyle Transportation employees in order to continue the great service they are providing to their customers across Canada and the United States.

The acquisition will also strengthen Canada Cartage’s service to their customers in the Kitchener-Waterloo-Cambridge and Guelph areas. It complements the company’s other southern Ontario terminals and warehouses including London, Mississauga, Brampton and Oshawa.

About Canada Cartage
Founded in 1914, Canada Cartage is the country’s largest provider of outsourced fleet solutions, providing dedicated equipment and drivers to both small and large firms. Canada Cartage also provides integrated managed transportation and warehousing solutions, along with B2C home delivery of large format goods. For more information, visit

About Doyle Transportation
Founded in 1982, Doyle Transportation provides dedicated fleet outsourcing, full truckload (FTL), and less than truckload (LTL) solutions to commercial companies in Canada, the United States, and globally. For more information, visit

Photo courtesy of Canada Cartage