MONCTON, NB. August 7, 2019: Day & Ross broke ground at the site of their new Moncton, NB terminal today, marking their continued commitment to driving economic growth within New Brunswick and across North America.
“This new Moncton terminal holds great potential for the future of Day & Ross,” said Bill Doherty, CEO. “Moncton is a critical hub for our operations. This location will play an important role in our overall growth strategy and will help strengthen our position as a leader in the transportation industry.”
The terminal will be one of the company’s most innovative facilities, designed to minimize their environmental impact and prioritize the safety of their employees, drivers, and customers. The terminal will enable Day & Ross to handle higher volumes and respond to the growing need for a safe, designated customer pickup zone. To further improve the customer experience, the facility will include an enclosed area to allow customers to drive in out of the weather when picking up items.
Drivers, brokers and owner-operators are a main focus for Day & Ross and their safety and comfort was also top of mind in the design of both the terminal and the yard. “From the bright driver lounge and dispatch area to the improved traffic flow and parking, the improvements planned for this new terminal will make a big difference in our driver’s day,” said Shawn McMahon, COO.
In addition to solar panels, advanced heating and cooling, and electrical upgrades to reduce diesel consumption, the office will have lots of natural light and a bright, open workspace. The move will also minimize safety concerns associated with the growing retail traffic in the area surrounding their current terminal, making it easier for drivers to access and maneuver around the truck yard.
“We are proud to showcase our commitment to the environment and the safety of our employees and drivers at this state-of-the-art terminal,” said Kevin Chase, CFO. “We’ve strategically designed a facility that respects both the people working at Day & Ross and the place they call home.”
Day & Ross plans to open the doors of their new terminal in the summer of 2020.
About Day & Ross
From humble roots in Carleton County, New Brunswick to today’s broad network of operations, Day & Ross has grown to become one of the largest transportation companies in Canada and North America.
With over 7,000 employees and owner operators, Day & Ross is recognized as an industry leader and offers a diversified portfolio of transportation and logistics solutions: LTL/TL, Dedicated, Commerce Solutions, and Logistics.
In 1950, Elbert Day and Walter Ross founded Day & Ross in Hartland, New Brunswick with just one truck to their name. Their first shipment was a load of spuds hauled from New Brunswick to Quebec – a simple beginning, but no small potatoes. In 1966, Day & Ross became a wholly owned subsidiary of McCain Foods Limited and has since expanded across North America through growth and acquisitions, including Sameday Worldwide in 1992, Ottaway Transportation in 2010, REI in 2017, and A&S Kinard and Buckler Transport in 2019. R+L Carriers has been a trusted partner in the USA since 2007, further expanding coverage and access.
Their commitment to safety and sustainability is rooted in their family values, care for their employees and the communities where they work and live. For over a decade, Day & Ross has been recognized consistently as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies and was named a Top Company for Women to Work for in Transportation in 2018.
Media Contact: Michelle Allard • Director, Communications • 905 676-8941 • Michelle.Allard@dayandrossinc.ca