Established in 1988, Horizon provides general truck load and LTL over the road service in Canada and the United States, with special expertise in the transportation of perishable and refrigerated loads. We pride ourselves on our more than 20 year track-record of providing dependable, personalized service for a wide range of clients across North America.
With a combined fleet of over 40 trucks and 55 reefer trailers, including 15 tri-axle trailers, Horizon provides custom turnkey transportation solutions for every client. Whatever your need, we can adapt our services to your specific requirements, so that you can have confidence that every detail will be taken care of from pick-up to delivery.
Located at the centre of North America in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Horizon’s strategic positioning allows the company to service clients in a timely and efficient manner. Our strengths lie in consolidation and warehousing, allowing for competitive rates as well as quick, direct shipments to all the major hubs on the continent.
Horizon International Distributors was established May 15, 1988 by Gilbert (Gil) Dubé and Barry Ecklund. Horizon first made its mark hauling pork, opening a substantial Quebec market. Over time, trucks were added to service more areas and increase our market share between Quebec and Western Canada.
In 1993, we purchased our present location in Winnipeg adding warehousing and a better distribution facility. Two hundred and sixty feet were added to the building in 2001, enabling us to add dock space, including a large cooler and freezer, inside parking for our city delivery trucks, and a shop area to repair our trucks and trailers.
In January 1998 Gilbert Dubé purchased Barry Ecklund’s shares of the business. Luc Dubé, Gil’s son, was already involved in the company and acquired minor shares. Luc has been General Manager since 2000.
In 1999, Termat Enterprises Ltd, owned by Terry Matthews, was hired by Horizon. Termat Enterprises has over 20 trucks and 30 trailers operating mostly in the US and Western Canada under the Horizon umbrella. This opened up a lot of doors for Horizon whose strengths were in eastern Canada, mostly the Quebec market.