From it's inception as a leasing company in 1969, through its conversion to a full service motor carrier in 1990, Elgin Motor Freight has been focused on providing exceptional service at competitive rates. Originally, our primary goal was to service automotive parts manufacturers in southwestern Ontario, Ohio, Michigan and Indiana. Our service territory has now expanded so that we can support the requirements of our long term customers.
In 2001 we became a proud member of the Challenger Motor Freight group of companies, one of Canada's largest carriers. While we still operate independently, we receive support from Challenger in maintenance, purchasing, information technology, and sales.
Elgin has grown rapidly, and we currently have over 170 drivers, about 20 % of which are Owner Operators. We are a non union environment.
Our customers include companies such as Lear, Keiper, Accuride, Johnson Diversey, International Truck and Engine, and Volvo Logistics. 90% of our loads are trans-border, primarily at Detroit and Port Huron gateways. We are fully compliant on all US and Canadian border requirements.
If you want to experience the capabilities and professionalism that only a large carrier can provide, but need to rely on the individual care and attention of a smaller customer driven organization, contact us at Elgin Motor Freight.