On January 3, 2002, Wilson Logistics Inc., a leading transportation and logistics provider based in Toronto, Ontario announced that it’s moving to the United States. Wilson Logistics Nevada — which has just signed a 10-year contract with Republic Services Inc. — is now based in Las Vegas, Nevada. The new company will haul solid waste from various Las Vegas transfer stations to the Republic Apex Landfill.
Under the terms of the contract, Wilson Logistics Nevada will haul 1.7 million tonnes of solid waste per year, approximately 350 truckloads per day.
“The move into the U.S. was a natural step for Wilson Logistics,” says James Wilson, chair and CEO. “We began hauling solid waste from Toronto to Michigan on behalf of the City of Toronto at the beginning of last year and in early December we signed a second contract that will come into effect on January 1, 2003.”
Wilson Logistics started hauling 300,000 tonnes per year (40 truckloads per day) of municipal solid waste for Toronto on January 1, 2001 as part of a 20-year contract with Republic. The waste is hauled to Republic’s landfill in Wayne County, Michigan.
On December 7, 2001, a second contract was signed, which will take effect January 1, 2003 and will see Wilson Logistics haul a total of 1.25 million tonnes per year — approximately 160 truckloads per day.
In mid-December, the Region of Peel also approved a five-year, $21.8-million contract with Wilson Logistics and Republic to haul and dispose of the region’s solid waste at Republic’s Michigan site. The contract, which will call for 15 truckloads a day, takes effect July 1, 2002. The region expects to dispose of approximately 112,000 tonnes of waste in the first year.
Once Peel’s Britannia Landfill site is closed, it will ship any additional waste to Michigan that can’t be accommodated at KMS Peel Inc., the region’s energy from waste facility in Brampton, and the Caledon Landfill site.
Wilson Logistics also started a new leasing company, Trailcon Leasing North America, to provide trailers and maintenance services to the Canadian and U.S. markets.
For further information, contact James Wilson at 416-621-9020 (in Toronto) or 702-399-1341 (in Las Vegas)