TORONTO, Ont. – The XTL Group, a Canadian, family owned Transportation, Logistics, and Distribution provider, announced today the acquisition of refrigerated crossborder transportation company, Transport Savoie out of Manseau, QC.

This is the first acquisition in XTL history and will add nearly 40 power units to the company’s growing fleet through a combination of owner operators and company drivers with a trailer bank to match.

Transport Savoie, another family run business since 1964, embodies XTL’s core values and compliments the organization’s existing service offerings.

Jean Savoie, son of founder, Mr. Alain Savoie, has been head of the operations since 1989, and will continue leading the Transport Savoie team and operations to ensure consistency and familiarity for all existing customers.

 “We are very excited to welcome the team at Transport Savoie to the XTL family. The synergies between our organizations position us for mutual success and we look forward to our continued growth together.” – Serge Gagnon, President & Chief Executive Officer at XTL.

While XTL has offered dedicated domestic reefer service for over two decades, a key area of growth in recent years has been the expansion of its refrigerated service into the US market. Transport Savoie’s refrigerated experience, particularly throughout the Eastern United States, is a great fit with XTL’s existing network and is in strategic alignment with XTL’s refrigerated growth strategy.

With 7 other locations across Canada, this acquisition extends XTL’s presence in the Centre-du-Quebec region; a central location that supports industries in both the Montreal and Quebec City areas.

Established in 1985, XTL provides customers across North America progressive end-to-end supply chain solutions including all modes of transport, an extensive network of partners, and over 1,000,000 sq. ft. of warehousing. For more information, visit


XTL is happy to announce the launch of our new website. Our goal is to make doing business with us as easy as possible and this was a necessary step in that process! This new site provides all the information you need with just a few clicks of your mouse. We are thrilled with the results so far and want to let our valued customers know that we are not stopping here! XTL will continue to add further functionality with the objective of continuing to enhance the customer experience.


XTL is pleased to present our new trailer wrap design, which showcases our three core services of Transportation, Logistics & Distribution. These new designs are wrapped on our ever-growing fleet of both tandem and tridem trailers which are rolling across the country and across the border! Keep your eyes peeled and if you see one, we would love to hear your thoughts.

Class 1 Highway Drivers needed In Surrey, BC

 Employment type: Full-time

We are currently looking for Class 1 Company Drivers for Highway work (BC only: Kamloops, Kelowna, Prince George) to join our driver-focused organization.

Requirements and qualifications:
-Class 1 Driver License required
-2 years minimum mountain winter experience required hauling 53ft trailers (dry and reefer)
– Clean abstract required

– Clean criminal record search
-Drug Test and Criminal check will be required

-Schedule will be either Tuesday to Saturday or Sunday to Thursday
-Start times vary between 12pm to 4pm
-Live offload or drop and switch depending on the load/location

Our commitment to you:
-Competitive compensation
-Home daily or the next day, work-life balance lifestyle

-Benefits paid by the company after 3 months’ probation (no pay is deducted for this)
-MSP paid at 100% by XTL after 3 months
-Paid weekly, direct deposit
-A friendly environment with an open door policy
-Priority on safety and hours of service
-Excellent equipment
-Well maintained fleet
-Mentor Program
-The respect you deserve
– Part time and Semi Retirement Opportunities available
If you are the right candidate and would like to join a family orientated and successful company, please send your current abstract and resume to or call (604) 881-2342 and speak to Kari to schedule an interview.

New Training Regulations for Ontario Truck Drivers Coming Soon

The Ontario government just set mandatory training course guidelines and hours of training for new and prospective truck drivers. The new training and minimum hours regulation will come into effect July 1, 2017. This is generally supported positively by the trucking industry.
The trucking industry needs a well trained stream of drivers coming into the system on a regular basis to keep up with growing demand and retiring drivers. In the past, the exact training new drivers had was difficult to determine due to varying standards and forced many trucking carriers to provide additional in depth training of their own. This is a costly proposition.
The trucking industry has always focused on fairness and level playing fields. This new regulation ensures all new drivers come out of the system with a similar level of training. While the response to these new regulations is mostly positive, there are those who don’t think it goes far enough. The regulation calls for 103.5 hours of training on various topics in the classroom, in the yard and on the road. There are some of better training schools that currently offer a minimum of 200 hours of training and see 103.5 hours as a downgrade to current practices.

Here at XTL we differentiate ourselves from others in the Industry by our robust training.

  • Driver training is geared to their personal record. (Driver CVOR is reviewed, tailor made to the drivers experience and violation history).
  • Driving skills training is included.
  • Fuel efficiency training is included.
  • Operations/Maintenance tasks are involved in Driver training.
  • Driver engagement – Leaving the Driver alone after training is not beneficial. So, here at XTL we train, coach and mentor our drivers on the road as an extension to our in class training.
  • Drivers are trained on the pressures of their Job. Drivers have one of the hardest jobs to do and we recognize that by how we treat them.
  • We develop a Driver Manager/Driver Engagement code that covers working conditions for DM’s and drivers on how they engage with each other. This manages DM’s and Driver Expectations.
  • We make the training more Relationship-oriented vs. process-oriented.
  • In training we make them understand that they are a true Asset to the company. Drivers are respected. “Happy Drivers are Productive Drivers”.

XTL takes safety seriously and supports new and novel practices that increase the safety of our drivers and the general public.