The Road to Our Success
1998 Flash Freight Systems moves its first shipment
A load of molten aluminum, shipped as a dedicated private fleet carrier
2000 Our first crossborder shipment to the USA
We keep an automotive plant running against all odds
2004 Flash Freight joins the Spruce Brook family
Gerber family takes over operations. Service area expands, and the “big yellow logo” is born
2005 Flash Freight achieves CTPAT/PIP and FAST registration
Registration with CBSA and CBP establishes the company's position as a trusted trader
2007 Brantford location opens
Temperature control and direct store delivery services begin
2009 Fleet reaches an equipment milestone
More than 70 power units on the road
2012 The US / Canada border thins
Integrated electronic communications with US and Canadian customs services streamlines service to our clients
2016 Onboad technology rolls out across our fleet
We provide automated shipment updates to our clients
2017 UFSTP certification
Flash Freight solidifies its commitment to safe and secure food transport, becoming UFSTP (Uniform Food Safety Transportation Protocol) certified
2019 Addition of Elmira Terminal
an additional 9 acre property is purchased with yard and warehouse space in Elmira, ON to facilitate future growth and services expansion to key clients for our trucking business.
2020 Ariss warehouse expansion completed
completion of a significant warehouse expansion to enhance our service offerings in the ingredients space.
2021 Guelph warehouses added
Guelph 1 and Guelph 2 added, totalling an additional 100,000 sq feet of space to allow us to improve our service levels to our existing ingredients customers, while also allowing us to expand our warehouse and supply chain offerings into the consumer products and project management space.
2022 Direct Rail access added
With the acquisition of 27 acres located in Guelph, ON - our supply chain services take a significant leap forward with the construction of our own rail spur served by both CN and CP to facilitate the shipping of inbound and outbound product.