Trimac acquires oilfield fleet, expands in Alberta and Saskatchewan

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Trimac Transportation (CCJ Top 250, No. 64) has acquired heavy crude and oilfield hauling specialist Jacknife Oilfield Services, based in Bonnyville, Alberta.

Jacknife's primary service line focuses on fluid hauling, encompassing the transportation of fluids to and from well sites. Their expertise includes in-field transfers, pumping water off land and disposal, handling produced water, transporting fresh water and facilitating flood ups. In addition, the company offers mobile mechanic repairs, operates a Commercial Vehicle Inspection Program facility, and provides general maintenance and repair services for light and heavy-duty trucks and trailers.

The acquisition expands Trimac's presence in the Alberta and Saskatchewan oil field transportation sector and further solidifies Trimac's position as a market leader in fluid hauling, particularly in the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin.

"We are delighted to welcome Jacknife Oilfield Services to the Trimac family," said Trimac President & CEO Matt Faure. "Their impressive track record, extensive indigenous relationships, and commitment to excellence make them an ideal addition to our organization. Together, we will continue to provide exceptional bulk transportation services and contribute to the success of our customers and the communities we serve." 

With operations spanning Bonnyville, Cold Lake, Lloydminster, North Battleford, Lac La Biche, St. Paul, Conklin, and throughout the Lakeland and Fort McMurray area, Jacknife has been a trusted partner of one of the largest oil and gas producers in the Lakeland Region for over 25 years. With a workforce of 154 employees, including Owner Operators and skilled mechanics, Jacknife has built strong indigenous relationships and serves numerous blue-chip customers.

With upgraded Tri-axle and Super B trailers equipped with advanced features such as air dump valves, secondary dump valves, and electronic fluid gauges, Jacknife operates with a combination of Owner Operators and employee drivers.

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The acquisition is at least the 11th made this year by a CCJ Top 250 fleet. Forward Air Corporation (No. 57) in January agreed to acquire full-service expedited LTL carrier Land Air Express for $56.5 million and R.E. Garrison Trucking (No. 124) completed the acquisition of certain assets of Boaty’s Transport. In March, Big G Express (No. 173) acquired RTR Transportation and Knight-Swift Transportation (No. 5) announced its acquisition of U.S. Xpress (No. 19). Trimac (No. 64) acquired American Industrial Partners Logistics. TFI International Inc. (No. 4) in May agreed to acquire Siemens Transportation Group (STG) and completed the acquisition of Hot Line Freight Systems. Transervice Logistics (No. 155) also acquired Lily Transportation (No. 140), while DuprĂ© Logistics (No. 113) acquired truckload brokerage Interstate Transport. P&S Transportation LLC, a subsidiary of PS Logistics, this week announced today that it has purchased all substantial transportation assets of Action Dedicated LLC and Action Dedicated II LLC. The two are subsidiaries of Action Resources LLC that specialize in dedicated transportation in the Southeastern United States.