In 1985, Robert McDonald saved and borrowed from family to buy a truck and operating license in Woodbridge, Ontario. At the start, APPS consisted of 2 trucks and 2 employees. Within 24 months the company had doubled in size and that trend continued for the next several years landing APPS on Canada’s Fastest Growing Companies three times. APPS won an Outstanding Business Achievement Award from The City of Brampton in 2008. From humble beginnings, APPS now has grown to $100 million in sales with 400 employees and operates 200+ trucks out of 6 terminals in Canada. APPS continues to rise to the challenge of the market and provide custom transportation solutions.
While APPS has grown from a local cartage company to the business we know and love today, it has always maintained its “promise to perform” philosophy. Its knowledge, experience and shared commitment mean customers get a quality service in what is an increasingly demanding marketplace. APPS continues to listen and learn so that it can better understand its customer’s needs and concerns.
APPS is committed to carrying out its business in a manner that minimizes harmful impacts of trucking on the environment while making the most efficient use of natural resources. APPS is proud to have been recognized and awarded the 2007 OTA Award for Environmental Stewardship and to have been a finalist for the Globe eco-FREIGHT Transportation Award in 2008. APPS is a SmartWay Transport Partner and continues to lead the industry in sustainable practices.
At APPS, road safety is more than a priority – it is engrained in the company culture. Investment in equipment, preventative maintenance and a team effort from drivers has earned APPS the highest rating given by the Ministry of Transportation. In addition, APPS is proud to have the 2010 Ontario Driver of the Year award on the payroll.
APPS has a long tradition of positively impacting those whose space they share. The company has a long history of community involvement and provides financial support to several community-based organizations including significant donations to schools and hospitals in the Toronto area.
APPS is an active member of the business community with memberships and affiliations with many industry, business and governmental bodies including:
Toronto Transportation Club
Toronto Trucking Association
Ontario Trucking Association
International Warehouse Logistics Association
National Transportation Brokers Association
Canadian Federation of Independent Business
Brampton Board of Trade
Freight Carriers Association of Canada
Intermodal Association of North America