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Making Our Way of Life Possible

 Truck newcomer and family
 A Sunbury driver and newcomer to Canada with his family.


With approximately 2,000 professional drivers and owner operators employed across J.D. Irving, Limited businesses, we know drivers go the extra mile every day, meeting tight timelines and adapting quickly to changes. Together, they log close to 100 million miles every year!

Drivers occupy a critical niche in supply chains, sustain national and cross-border transportation networks, and operate across vast geographic regions spanning Canada, and the continental United States. They're often on the front lines, dealing directly with customers and making first impressions that influence those relationships down the road.

What would the world look like without local trucking companies? Watch this video from the RST and Sunbury Transport teams to see!



As our businesses celebrate National Trucking Week during the first week of September, we will see:

  • Driver appreciation events complete with gifts, treats, and prizes. RST, Sunbury and Universal Truck and Trailer will be promoting these events via social media.
  • BBQ's and Food Trucks at Midland Terminals across Canada.
  • A continuation of RST-Sunbury’s #DrivingKindness community giving campaign.
  • Trucking HR Canada’s 2021 Top Fleet Employers Gala will take place September 9 in Toronto. All three J.D. Irving, Limited trucking companies (RST, Sunbury and Midland) will be recognized as Top Fleet Employers.

More than ever, the Transportation industry is being recognized and supported as an essential service. In these challenging times, we thank all essential workers in every sector for the work they do on the front lines.

 Brian Midland Driver
 Midland driver. Thank you to all drivers, owner operators and our teams in the office!


 RST Driver Truck week
 RST Owner Operator. Thank you to all drivers, owner operators and our teams in the office!


September is Transportation Month

 Transportation Week Collage


As a result of COVID-19, the world has a heightened awareness of transportation and the demand to keep supply chains open. Truck drivers, mariners, railroaders, and their support teams worked diligently to ensure shelves were stocked throughout the pandemic. Even through the worst, our teams stepped up and showed up. By road, rail, and sea, they always delivered.

We thank the employees who took every precaution to ensure their communities and customers remained safe. We thank their families and the friends who supported them.

Through September, we observe several transportation events. In recognition of National Trucking Week (Sept. 5-11), Red Seal Appreciation (Sept. 12-17), Rail Safety Week (Sept. 20-26), and World Maritime Day (Sept. 30), we encourage you to reflect on the role transportation plays in your life, and all the people who keep the wheels turning.

Our Business

J.D. Irving, Limited’s Transportation & Logistics Division encompasses one of the world’s most diverse array of transportation companies. These include Atlantic Towing; Harbour Development; Kent Line; NBM Railways; RST; Sunbury Transport; Midland; JDI Logistics; and Universal Truck and Trailer.

Are you interested in joining our team? Visit JDI to view openings across our transportation services. A Class 1 Professional Driver License is required for professional driving roles.