About Minimax

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Our History

Welcome To Minimax Express

Minimax Express Transportation Inc began operating on February 11, 1991. With three trucks and ten pup trailers, our mission was to provide consistent, next day, dependable, personalized LTL transportation services between Cornwall, Toronto and Montreal. In 1992 the service area was expanded to include the Ottawa and Brockville market. Kingston, Belleville, Smiths Falls and Perth were later added to complete the coverage of Eastern Ontario.

In 2002 a service center was opened in Toronto. We now have a team of 35 drivers, freight handlers and staff. All deliveries and pick ups within a 100km of the Greater Toronto Area are performed by Minimax employees with Minimax equipment. A year later, in 2003, another service center was opened in Ottawa. There a team of 12 drivers, freight handlers and staff assure a high level of service within the Ottawa area. In 2011 a fourth service center was opened in Drummondville. This service center will increase our market presence in the province of Quebec. From Drummondville we service directly all points in Quebec centre, including Quebec City, Trois-Rivières, Sherbrooke, Beauce and all points in between. Just recently our fifth service center opened in Belleville. This service center will strengthen our presence in the Highway 401 corridor. All points along Highway 401 between Brockville and Bowmanville, including Peterborough will be serviced from Belleville.

We are proud to announce that our 6th service center is now open in Kitchener. From there we will provide direct service to and from southwestern Ontario. The Kitchener service center will better ensure that customers in the area enjoy the high level of service they have been accustomed to from Minimax.

Minimax presently operates 100 power units and 150 trailers. Our head office and main service center in Cornwall is located a short distance from 2 major distribution centres in Walmart and Shoppers Drug Mart.

Minimax is owned and operated by Paul, Yves and Marc Poirier. We will continue to earn your respect through our commitment to consistent, next day, dependable and personalized LTL transportation services. Over 1000 companies depend on it.

Who Is Minimax

At Minimax Transport our mission is to provide peace of mind transportation solutions to exceed customer expectations and ensure the success of the company and our family of team members.

We continue to earn customer respect through our commitment to consistent, next day, dependable and personalized LTL transportation services.

As we move toward our goal of being the premier LTL transportation provider in Ontario and Québec we continue to offer customer service that allows us to impress our clients and provide consistent on time service with no incident.

We maintain a level of profitability that enables us to reinvest in our people, equipment, technology and sustainability.

Ownership and our team of dedicated professional drivers, freight handlers mechanics and staff members are guided by a corporate culture with these values:

  • Commitment
  • Integrity
  • Empowerment
  • Health
  • Profitability
  • Community
  • Safety
  • Teamwork

For 25 years Minimax has consistently delivered outstanding customer service, maintained a strong safety record and built a financially strong company that’s poised to remain a leader in the LTL market.

Behind this success are 180 dedicated and committed staff, professional drivers, freight handlers and mechanics ready to handle you goods from start to end.

Minimax cares about the community it works in and in as such supports community groups, non-profit charitable organizations and hospital foundations. Learn about the organizations we help.

Our Community Involvement

Letter from President

Dear Minimax customers,

a lot of people think Minimax is in the business of trucks, trailers, dock facilities and maintenance garages.

Yes, we need these tools to move freight but our greatest asset is our people. We are in the people business. Our team members truly set us apart, they make the difference.

Our team of 180 professional drivers, freight handlers, technicians and staff is dedicated to making sure you keep your promises. Your goods need to get where they are going on time and with no incident. You want peace of mind that your commitments to your clients will be met. Let our team of professionals help you succeed.

We will impress you with great customer service!

Yves Poirier                                                                                          Marc Poirier

President                                                                                              Vice-President

Yves Poirier
Yves PoirierPresident
Marc Poirier
Marc PoirierVice President
Paul Poirier
Paul PoirierChairman of the Board
Tom Sheahan
Tom SheahanGeneral Manager
James MacPherson
James MacPhersonOperations Manager
Debbie Lapierre
Debbie LapierreAccounting Manager

Minimax Awards and Milestones

  • Startup of business in February 11, 1991.
  • 1997 – Received ISO Certification.
  • 2000 – Completed an 18 000 square foot expansion of the Cornwall head office and warehouse.
  • 2002 – Opened Toronto service center.
  • 2003 – Opened Ottawa service center.
  • 2008 – Completed 30 000 square foot expansion of the Cornwall warehouse.
  • 2010 – August – First Long Combination Vehicle (LCV) trip.
  • 2011 – Opened Drummondville service center.
  • 2012 – Opened Belleville service center.
  • 2012 – Started Sandler Sales Training.
  • 2012 – Online access to shipment status, POD’s and BOL’s implemented.
  • 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 – Won Shipper’s Choice Award.
  • 2013 – Purchased first 2 100% LNG trucks in Canada.
  • 2013 – Opened sales office in Milton.
  • 2014 – Received Smartway Certification.
  • 2014 – Creation of Wellness Program.
  • 2015 – Creation of the “Minimax Post-Secondary School Bursary”
  • 2016 – Opened Kitchener service center.

Permits and Certificates

  • WSIB Certificate
  • CSST Certificate
  • Certificate of Insurance
  • CVOR
  • NIR

Available upon request. Contact Tom Sheehan at

Employment Opportunities

Based in Cornwall Minimax Express has 6 service centers in Cornwall, Toronto, Belleville, Ottawa, Kitchener and Drummondville Qc with 180 full time staff, drivers, freight handlers and technicians who provide exceptional customer service to all of Ontario and Quebec.

If you are guided by the same values we are come join our team of dedicated professionals.