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Pascal Pion

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ChiCan
« on: May 18, 2005, 11:41:06 PM »
I remember them with their 2 distinct division.One had blue trucks and the other one had red ones.What happend to them?
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« on: May 18, 2005, 11:41:06 PM »

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Re: ChiCan
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2012, 06:52:43 PM »
I know it's a 7 years old topic but I figured that since 2005,many new members are regulars on Hank's and maybe they can tell us what happend to ChiCan....
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Re: ChiCan
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2012, 07:37:36 PM »
 I remember Chi Can as a freight forwarder, didn't know they had their own fleet.
 Back in '82/83 or so, I spent about a year contracted to the Aardvark division of Direct winters. Hauled a lot of Chi Can freight from the Grand Trunk rail yard in Detroit to Mid Con.
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Re: ChiCan
« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2012, 08:48:22 PM »
Chican was originally a pool car operator and was located somewhere around West Toronto. That was a separate Customs port when I started in the mid 1970's. It was in a building on Keele Street IIRC. Chican moved to Midcon when West Toronto was closed down. They were in the east building and had a lot of doors. There was a carrier - Maple Leaf Truck Lines (or some such name)  that did the line haul but mostly it was railway pig trailers dropped in the doors.
I think Hendrie Cartage did the p&d work.
A quick Google search makes no reference to the transportation company.
I dunno what happened to them. I guess they went out of business or were folded into another carrier.

Sorry, Pascal, I don't recall seeing the question from 7 years ago.

That's what I remember about Chican Forwarding Ltd.
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Re: ChiCan
« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2012, 06:26:18 AM »
Hi Rob and Pascal,I found in an old canadian magazine an ad concerning Chi-Can and another one
concerning,I think,the company Rob was talking about of which the name was Red Leaf Transportation Services.This company is talking about itself as an intermodal forwarder specialist.
Chi-Can Freight Forwarding Ltd. had also a twin named B.C. Forwarding Company Ltd.

If one of you was interested to post the two ads in this thread just let me know;I will send them to you by E-mail.I have not the technical knowledge to post them.

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Re: ChiCan
« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2012, 05:52:48 AM »
Here are the ads that Rene was refering to -



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Re: ChiCan
« Reply #6 on: June 07, 2012, 07:11:11 AM »
Chican was originally a pool car operator and was located somewhere around West Toronto. That was a separate Customs port when I started in the mid 1970's. It was in a building on Keele Street IIRC. Chican moved to Midcon when West Toronto was closed down. They were in the east building and had a lot of doors. There was a carrier - Maple Leaf Truck Lines (or some such name)  that did the line haul but mostly it was railway pig trailers dropped in the doors.
I think Hendrie Cartage did the p&d work.
A quick Google search makes no reference to the transportation company.
I dunno what happened to them. I guess they went out of business or were folded into another carrier.

Sorry, Pascal, I don't recall seeing the question from 7 years ago.

That's what I remember about Chican Forwarding Ltd.
Were they in the CN Conport terminal maybe? That was a huge pool car operation.
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Re: ChiCan
« Reply #7 on: July 07, 2012, 10:17:00 PM »
I have a pic of a red Ford LTL 9000 from ChiCan Forwarders. Very basic truck spoke wheels, single bunk with single stack at back.

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Re: ChiCan
« Reply #8 on: March 15, 2019, 07:58:43 PM »
Chi-Can was owned and operated by Hendrie & Co. They used owner operators on that job. Pulled the plug when it was no long economically viable .

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Re: ChiCan
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