A Little About Us
Rail Connect Transportation & Distribution Services Inc. has been offering clients throughout Ontario and the Greater Toronto Area quality container drayage transportation services since 1997. Great service begins with great people and real experience which is why we put so much into choosing the best people to join our team. You’ll always have a driver who knows punctuality, safe driving and customer service inside and out. We aim to not only meet your needs, but also exceed your expectations of what a trucking company can be.
Rail Connect is conveniently located near the CN Brampton and CP Vaughan Terminals.
We serve all points in the province of Ontario.
Our fleet consists of 20 trucks and 50 chassis, ranging in length from 20' to 53' and are capable of handling wide top pick containers. We are licensed to move shipments weighing up to 65,000 lbs. Gen-Set chassis are available for handling reefer/heater containers.
Additionally, Rail Connect Transportation has the following licenses and bonds:
Canada Customs bonded carrier.
US Customs bonded carrier.
Transportation of Dangerous Goods.
Rail Connect Transportation's operations and driver teams are trained and certified to transport a variety of dangerous goods or hazardous materials. Rail Connect is also specifically insured to transport dangerous goods or hazardous materials.
In addition to general training, our team undergoes item specific training to ensure that we are aware of the proper handling, placarding, documentation and emergency procedures of each shipment that we move.
Goods we commonly handle include, flammable liquids, corrosives as well as toxic substances.
CONTAINER AND TRAILER STORAGE
Rail Connects yard is a facility where we can store your containers or trailers for any amount of time allowing you to reduce your storage costs by up to 75%.
Our yard offers the following:
6 Top lifts.
24/7 Security and staffed gates.
Capability to store any size trailer or container on chassis or on the ground.
EXPORT DECLARATION (B-13) FILING
The export declaration or B-13 is a document required to be submitted by Canadian exporters for most shipments valued over $2000.00 destined for countries other than the United States and its territories. Rail Connect Transportation is a registered service provider and can electronically file your B-13's directly to Canada Customs.
Benefits of having Rail Connect file your B-13's electronically include:
Immediate confirmation of the filing
Quicker transit times and lower transportation costs, as no extra stops are required to file in person
Clear and legible proof of filing for the exporters records
The electronic copy of the submitted export declaration can be easily emailed to Canada Customs if requested
Eliminates the need for an exporter to drive to a Canada Customs facility to file in person saving the employee time and vehicle costs
The end result is that we can save you time, money, and frustration by filing your B-13's electronically
Rail Connect's 10,000 square foot warehouse with 4 dock level doors and 1 12' wide drive in door is able to safely handle your short and long term storage or cross docking needs. Our team is experienced in warehousing and shipping a wide range of goods including, beer, electronics, and plywood.
BLOCKING AND BRACING
Rail Connect can ensure that your shipment is securely blocked and braced thereby minimizing the risk of damage to your goods during transportation and reducing your costs due claims.
Rail Connect can also install thermal blankets over top of your temperature sensitive goods that are not moving in heated containers.
At Rail Connect, we believe in giving back to our community. We have contributed to the following groups and organizations.