Transportation and Warehousing

RAIL Moose Jaw is the hub of two national railways: Canadian Pacific Railway and the Canadian National Railway and terminus of Soo-Line, a direct link to Minneapolis and Chicago. Moose Jaw is the largest main-line refueling facility on CPR’s North American Network.

Moose Jaw serves on the north-south traffic route for Corridor’s giant Global Transportation Hub which feeds materials east and west, and to and from the United States.

TRUCKING Moose Jaw has experienced significant growth in its trucking sector as a prime distribution hub. Moose Jaw is located halfway between Calgary and Winnipeg on the Trans-Canada Highway. Highway #39 connects Moose Jaw to major U.S. markets. The city is home to several large trucking firms shipping products across North America. Some local carrier companies include: Roberge Transport Inc., Favel Transportation Inc., Rockport Carrier Co. Ltd, Norcan Industries Ltd., and Gibson International Carriers. Companies like DD Truck & Trailer Repair, Golden West Trailers & Equipment, Southern Semi-Services, 18 Wheel Car Wash, Roberge Truck Wash, Super ‘B’ Truck and RV Wash Ltd service the local trucking industry.

Recent regulatory changes in Saskatchewan bring the province in line with other provinces allowing longer trucks. These changes were brought about by the New West Partnership agreement. Longer double truck trailers are allowed on Saskatchewan highways, and this change also reduces the red tape for carriers. Changes to the vehicle weights and dimensions regulations include increasing the length of the B-train double trailer truck combinations from 26 to 27.5 meters. As maximum truck weight will increase to 63,500 kg up from 62,500 kg. Other changes include increasing the length of aerodynamic devices attached to trucks to improve fuel efficiency. These changes will lower costs and allow for more efficient movement of products across provincial border making Saskatchewan exporter more competitive.