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Flexible Canada & US over the road solutions.

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From regional deliveries to LTL or truckload shipments across the country or border, Amar Group is backed by transportation professionals who know what it takes to handle any sort of request. We proudly offer expansive coast-to-coast North American coverage – even with minimal notice.

We transport all sizes and types of dry and temperature-controlled container freight. Our team coordinates with all major seaports and railway providers so we always know where your shipment is and can provide you with fully transparent, responsive services.

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Drayage and delivery services within city limits (labelled Zone 1, 2, 3). This includes deliveries to local stores and distribution centers.

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Delivery services within same province/state or within a 500-mile radius. Includes regular ongoing linehaul deliveries.

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Delivery services across two or more countries. Also involves managing shipments pending customs clearance as our terminals are CBSA approved.

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Short and longhaul transportation of container shipments over major highway networks across Canada and the USA.

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Serving the over the road requirements for shipments involving more than one mode of transportation. Involves managing the drayage of containers to and from railyards and ports.

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This service is provided in the event where certain shipments need to be rapidly removed or relocated from a site (e.g. to avoid paying port storage charges).

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Transporting LTL shipments or full truckloads in Amar dry and temperature-controlled containers across Canada and the USA.

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We handle it all

The types of freight we transport.

We recognize that no client is the same. Over our decades of service, we have expanded our fleet and managed the development of state-of-the-art facilities to help us serve the various needs of our customers. As a result, we’re able to provide tailored transportation, drayage, storage and logistics solutions for a wide range of freight types:

  • Dry: Non-perishable products that do not require specific transportation or storage conditions.
  • Temperature Controlled: We operate a fleet of genset chassis to preserve the quality of your refrigerated, heated or multi-temperature shipments in transit or in storage.
  • Oversized: Specialized services for products that exceed standard dimensions including industrial equipment, motor vehicles and more.
  • Out of Gauge (OOG): Expertly handling cargo that exceeds standard shipping container dimensions.
  • Granular: Delivering granular materials typically used for construction.
  • Dangerous Goods: Fulfilling all regulatory requirements to ensure the safe handling of hazardous materials.
  • Bulk Goods: Managing the seamless loading, unloading and transportation of bulk freight containers.

Our Commitment to Safety

Since opening in 1998, Amar has remained dedicated to upholding exceptional safety standards. Safety is at the core of our operations and we are continuously implementing new best practices to ensure your freight arrives as you intended. Our stringent protocols and utilization of advanced technologies have proudly earned Amar the reputation as leaders in freight, employee and public safety.

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Technology Integration to Improve On-Road Safety

We take pride in being the first adapters of cutting-edge technologies to enhance our road safety standards. Our modern, proactive approach underscores our unwavering commitment to keeping our drivers and those sharing the road safe while protecting the quality of your goods in transit.

  • GPS Integration: All fleet units including Amar-owned containers are integrated with GPS technologies to monitor routing, optimize navigation and ensure safe and efficient road transportation.
  • Advanced Driver Assistance Systems: Our trucks are equipped with state-of-the-art driver assistance systems featuring forward collision warnings, lane departure warnings and real-time alerts to prevent accidents.
  • In-Cab Cameras: Our two-way in-cab cameras utilize AI to monitor driver behavior and instantly alert our dispatch team of any instances including distracted driving, tailgating, speeding and other unsafe practices.
  • G-Force Trackers:All cab cameras include in-built G-Force trackers to promptly notify our dispatch team of harsh braking or turning, allowing us to proactively address these concerns.

Promoting a Culture of Safety

We recognize that technology alone is not enough to establish leading safety practices. Beyond our technological integrations, Amar takes a comprehensive approach to road safety with several key practices:

  • Regular Training and Safety Programs: We conduct ongoing training programs to keep our drivers and staff informed about the latest protocols and best practices.
  • Maintenance and Inspections: Regular vehicle maintenance and rigorous inspection procedures ensure our trucks remain in optimal condition, reducing the risk of mechanical failures on the road.
  • Emergency Response Systems: We equip our drivers with the skills and knowledge necessary to respond effectively to emergencies. This training enables them to take swift and appropriate action when faced with unforeseen incidents or challenges.
  • Safety Culture: Safety isn’t just a checklist for us; it’s a deeply ingrained culture that permeates every aspect of our organization. We promote a collective commitment to safety, ensuring that every team member understands their role in upholding our stringent standards.
  • Continuous Improvement: We actively seek feedback from our drivers and staff and utilize data-driven insights to continually enhance our safety measures and technology integrations.

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Doing our part to protect the environment.

We are committed to reducing our environmental impact wherever possible through these key initiatives:

  • Innovative Equipment Specifications: Including nitrogen-filled tires, aero kits on trucks and trailers, heated unit attachments to reduce idling, ideal transmission gear ratios, and new-generation engine configurations.
  • Fuel-Efficient Route Optimization: Minimizing distances, avoiding inclining road/highway, and maximizing highway usage.
  • Efficient Fleet Management: Minimizing the number of trucks on the road by utilizing larger chassis equipment such as B-Trains, 8-Pins, and LCVs, resulting in a nearly 50% reduction in CO2 emissions.
  • Electric Vehicle Investments: Proactively investing in a fleet of electric vehicles and developing the necessary infrastructure to support their operation.
  • Additional Innovations: Explore our multifaceted innovation strategies designed to help us achieve our objectives of environmental sustainability, cost reduction, and operational enhancement.

Our Transportation Equipment

As an asset-based company, our fleet exceeds 250 high-performance power units, primarily composed of new-generation models. Our strategic investments in the latest fleet technology enhance reliability, driver retention, and fuel efficiency. With one of North America’s largest chassis fleets, we are well-prepared to meet diverse container drayage and transportation needs:

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Amar Group 20’ trailer


For transporting 20’ containers only

Amar Group transformable 20’/40’/45’ chassis carrying container


A transformable chassis capable of transporting 20’, 40’ and 45’ container

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A transformable chassis capable of transporting 40’, 48’ and 53’ containers

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For transporting either one 40’ container or two 20’ containers

Amar Group Genset trailer carrying temperature-controlled container


With capabilities to supply power to refrigerated or heated containers

Amar Group Flatbed trailer transporting oversized container freight


For transporting larger, heavier and/or non-containerized equipment/freight

Amar Group B-Train transporting two containers (a 40’ followed by 20’)


For transporting two or more containers in train configuration (40’ followed by 20’)

Amar Group Reverse B-Train transporting two containers (a 20’ followed by 40’)

Reverse B-Train

For transporting two or more containers in train configuration (20’ followed by 40’)

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LCV (i.e., Road-Train)

Includes a wide range of configurations with length dimensions to haul up to two 53’ containers together

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Live Bottom Trailer

For the Transport of Granular Materials

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We Are Innovators.

We pride ourselves by constantly pushing the status quo. We remain dedicated to elevating all aspects of our operations through modernization and have been recognized as industry leaders in exemplary best practices and green initiatives.

Frequently Asked Questions

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What are Amar’s capacities?

Our capacities to handle larger volumes are unmatched due to our efficient use of equipment, extensive network of terminals, and 24/7 service. We can handle almost anything you can give to us, even with little to no notice.

Do you provide other services?

Yes, we many other complementary services to facilitate a true one-stop shop experience. We perform container storage, temperature monitoring, repairs, modifications, warehousing, crossdocking, and more.

How long of a lead time do you need?

This depends on the volume of the work order. Since we continuously operate with reserve equipment and drivers, combined with our 24/7 hours of operation in hour terminals, we’re able to handle additional loads with little to no notice.

Are you CBSA approved?

Our terminals are CBSA approved. This allows us to handle and store your freight without the need for customs clearance.

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Why choose Amar?

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Experience unparalleled flexibility and competitive pricing for premium container services with Amar Group, your trusted asset-based container logistics provider.