Thompson Emergency Freight Systems is an award winning time critical transportation provider.
Our Operational team is experienced, knowledgeable and fully trained in Canada – U.S. Express Customs clearance procedures. Thompson and all our Drivers are fully certified and approved in all U.S. and Canada Customs border security programs and initiatives. C-TPAT/PIP/FAST/CSA/ACE and ACI portal entry. Every member of our Operational Support Team is experienced and cares.
When many of our competitors are closed, we are picking up and delivering time critical freight shipments on time (every time), 24 hours/day, 365 days/year.
Trust Thompson to provide the highest level of expedited service, executing an award winning on-time delivery performance. Day and night, we are on standby, ready to react immediately, executing your expedited shipment under complete control. Trust Thompson to move your freight fast, non-stop and with top priority. On the ground, or through the air, we deliver on-time.
UNCHANGED OWNERSHIP STILL LEADING THE WAY…
30 YEARS LATER
Since 1985, Thompson continues to successfully service International points between
Canada and the United States (including domestic Canada), door-to-door direct.
Thompson’s ownership remains unchanged, still leading the way, 30-years later. Stable ownership, coupled with strong management, empowers Thompson’s staff to focus solely on our customers.
Thompson’s unrelenting commitment to provide real value to our customers has enabled our company to grow into one of the largest Canada-U.S. International expedited carriers in the industry.
We continually expand our fleet of highly trained, safe, certified Driver owner operators, running the newest most reliable equipment. Our quality Driver team is supported by the most experienced and professional Operations staff you will find in the time critical transportation industry. Thompson is committed to utilizing the most modern technology available, to ensure all shipments are executed with effective communication and precise accuracy.
Mission, Vision, Values
COMMITTED TO THE PROCESS OF IMPROVEMENT
- Thompson’s management team is committed to the process of quality improvement.
- We strive daily to provide our valued North American wide customer base with industry leading time sensitive, on demand Surface Expedited Trucking and Air Charter/Cargo solutions.
- Utilizing advanced technology, we work to achieve success by meeting or exceeding our customer’s requirements. Delivering shipments On Time or ahead of time…every time.
- Thompson provides a positive work environment for all of its employees and adheres to the highest standards of safety, protecting the general public and supporting our local community.
For the 5th year in a row, Northbridge Insurance recently recognized Thompson’s longstanding commitment to road safety and continuous improvement, with their prestigious Platinum Plus Status, which ranked Thompson in the top 5% compared to over 1,000 Canadian trucking fleets.
In addition to timely and cost effective transportation of their cargo, shippers actively seek-out environmentally friendly carriers. As such, Thompson is pleased to meet their customers “green” needs, by attaining SmartWay® Transport Partnership. As a family owned/operated business, Thompson’s ownership is proud to help maintain a healthy environment, for today and tomorrow.
Developed jointly in early 2003 by EPA and Charter Partners represented by industry stakeholders, environmental groups, American Trucking Associations and Business for Social Responsibility, this innovative program was launched in 2004. Partners rely upon SmartWay tools and approaches to track and reduce emissions and fuel use from goods movement.
Express border crossing and Canada – U.S.A. Customs expertise is why so many shippers trust Thompson.
Maintaining our industry leading on-time performance record requires up-to-date certification (Corporate, Operations and Drivers).
Thompson is fully certified in all of the applicable Border Security Programs initiated by U.S. Homeland Security and the Canadian Government. Including: FAST, C-TPAT, PIP, CSA, ACE and ACI
- FAST (Free & Secure Trade)
- C-TPAT (Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism)
- CSA (Customs Self-Assessment)
- PIP (Partners in Protection)
- ACE (cargo cleared via ACE Portal)
- ACI e-Manifest (cargo clearance via ACI Portal)
- Operations Team continually trained in Security Programs and Express Customs Clearance Procedures
- All Drivers are FAST approved, to expedite border clearance
- Trailers are sealed for load security.
THOMPSON… AWARDED HIGH SAFETY
RATING BY MTO AND DOT
Thompson Emergency Freight Systems has been awarded a high safety rating by the Canadian Ministry of Transportation (M.T.O.) and the U.S. Department of Transportation (D.O.T.).
In addition to complying with all government regulations, Thompson’s longstanding commitment to road safety and continuous improvement is recognized by Northbridge Insurance, with their prestigious “Platinum Plus Status”, which ranks Thompson in the top 5% compared to over 1,000 Canadian trucking fleets.
“We’re very proud to receive this recognition for our constant focus on safety” said Steve Ouellette, Thompson’s Fleet and Safety Manager. “Our fleet is comprised of a diverse mix of vehicles (Cargo/Sprinter Vans, Straight Trucks and Tractor Trailers), thus to maintain our safety standards we hire only the top rated drivers, start them off with a comprehensive in-house orientation program, strictly enforce our preventive vehicle maintenance program and schedule regular face-to-face driver training meetings. Clearly, our corporate commitment to safety is paying-off.”
Owner-Operator Driver Partners
Thompson Emergency Freight Systems recruits, qualifies and trains only the highest rated drivers, who are safe and customer-service oriented. Driver partners must pass stringent background checks, maintain FAST certification and adhere to all requirements issued by Canada Customs and U.S. Customs Homeland Security.
Thompson has over 30-years of experience and expertise servicing our valued North American customer base, with an industry leading time definite delivery performance. Therefore, it is our policy to hire only the best owner-operators, who are committed to the same high standards of dependable quality service that our customer base trusts us to provide.