This photo shows a Midland Transport Freightliner Columbia with two 53 foot Canadian Tire Corp trailers. As of 2009 these doubles units will be allowed to travel on Nova Scotia 100 series (divided) highways. They will thus be able to run all the way to Ontario , since New Brunswick and Quebec allow similar rigs.

Canadian Tire imports goods through the Port of Halifax, which are then consolidated and sent on to CT's distribution centre in Brampton, ON. Similarly CT distributes to Atlantic Canada from Brampton.

Midland Transport is one of the transportation arms of the Irving group of companies.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Back from my wanderings

Back from vacation, and now I have my pictures sorted out.

Perhaps I haven't been wandering as much as Simone and Olaf Patt, owners of this go anywhere 11 tonne Magirus Deutz. Their web site is worth a look - especially their recent tour of Nova Scotia which actually shows a Kenworth, a couple of Western Stars and and old Dodge pickup. The site is in German only, but don't let that intimidate you!

The photo was taken on the Halifax waterfront this morning - the truck had a couple of parking tickets under the wipers - a thoughtful greeting from those charming folks at the Waterfront Development Corporation.

Now that I am back I will post some of my finds in Quebec this summer and the usual local shots.


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