Vedder Transport was founded in 1956 by four gentlemen who pooled $400 together and invested in an opportunity. They purchased one truck and proceeded to haul food goods from a local cannery to the processing plants. Decades later, three generations of their family are still intimately involved in the day to day operations of The Vedder Transportation Group who are committed to serving as a liquid and dry bulk distribution partner to the world's leading food products manufacturers.
The story has developed along with the Company. In 1985, Can-Am West Carriers was incorporated to move truck load and less than truckload general freight throughout North America utilizing vans and flat decks.
The Vedder Transportation Group remains a family owned and operated company with its head office located in Abbotsford, BC. With its two trucking companies, Vedder Transport Ltd and Can-Am West Carriers Inc, the companies offer dedicated and irregular route highway less than truck load (ltl) and truck load (tl) specialized and general freight services throughout Canada and between Canada and the United States.
The Vedder Transportation Group now operates a diverse fleet of 300 tractors and over 800 semi trailers, employing hundreds of people.