When Vernon Erb Trucking started with one dump truck back in 1959, he never would have never thought that today, over fifty years later, that little trucking business would be a transportation service provider with over 1,300 employees, more than 1,900 pieces of equipment and a terminal network of 10 terminals and 3 smaller sub-terminals across Canada and in the U.S. They found a key niche in 1965 when they bought their first reefer – the start of their refrigerated fleet. Another key milestone was the purchase of an unrestricted PCV license in 1970 that allowed them to carry refrigerated goods in and out of any location in Ontario – “a dynamite license”, as Vernon’s first employer and mentor Don Sindall called it at the time. With that license and their specialization in Less-than-truckload (LTL) and Direct Store delivery (DSD) services, they were able to grow alongside their valued customers and, in the process, establish a network of refrigerated terminals.
The Erb Group of Companies developed from a one-man company in 1959 to one that currently employs over 1,300 employees and 140 owner/operators. This family-owned business’ reputation has been built on Service, Satisfaction and Success. “The dedication and expertise of our employees and owner operators has enabled us to expand and develop far beyond our original dream,” says Vernon Erb, founder of The Erb Group of Companies. Today over 1,800 companies rely on the Erb Group of Companies for the delivery of time and temperature-controlled products to over 24,000 consignees. To anticipate and meet our customers’ needs, we offer over 700 power units and 1000 refrigerated trailers.
The Erb Group of Companies now includes the original company – Erb Transport Limited, a less-than-truckload (LTL) and truckload transportation and distribution company, with terminals in 7 Ontario cities as well as 1 in Quebec and 1 in Manitoba – Baden, Barrie, North Bay, Ottawa, Thunder Bay, Toronto, Trenton, Montreal and Winnipeg. Erb International Inc. is primarily a truckload operation covering 48 American states, from our terminals in Canada. Erb Transportation Solutions Inc., our newest company, started in 1997 with emergency/expedite/courier services. Erb Transport Inc. in Elverson, Pennsylvania is a regional truckload carrier serving the mid-Atlantic region of the U.S.
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