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Transporting something from Point A to Point B is trickier than it may seem. Fortunately, managing routes, inventory and warehousing, and distribution is what the transportation and logistics providers on the 2016 PROFIT 500 ranking of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies do best.

The 23 transportation and logistics firms on this year’s ranking grew their revenues an average of 356% between 2010 and 2015, creating an additional 1,239 full-time equivalent (FTE) jobs over that period. Collectively they employed 1,888 full-time and 25 part-time employees in 2015.

Here is the complete list of Canada’s Fastest Growing Transportation & Logistics Companies for 2016.

1. Polar Industries

PROFIT 500: No. 68
Head Office: Springfield, Man.
Growth (2010–2015): 1,164%
Revenue (2015): $5–10 million
Employees (2015, full-time equivalent): 34

What it does: Transports freight over ice roads to northern communities, mines and fishing lodges

2. Passport Trucking

PROFIT 500: No. 75
Head Office: Toronto, Ont.
Growth (2010–2015): 1,002%
Revenue (2015): $2–5 million
Employees (2015, full-time equivalent): 19

What it does: Provides container trucking services for import and export shipments

3. RR Plett Trucking

PROFIT 500: No. 97
Head Office: Langley, B.C.
Growth (2010–2015): 781%
Revenue (2015): $10–20 million
Employees (2015, full-time equivalent): 84

What it does: Offers long-haul transportation and container drayage services

4. Titanium Transportation Group

PROFIT 500: No. 98
Head Office: Vaughan, Ont.
Growth (2010–2015): 757%
Revenue (2015): $100–250 million
Employees (2015, full-time equivalent): 515

What it does: Provides transportation and freight-management services across North America

5. TAK Logistics

PROFIT 500: No. 129
Head Office: Delta, B.C.
Growth (2010–2015): 577%
Revenue (2015): $5–10 million
Employees (2015, full-time equivalent): 27

What it does: Provides short-distance transportation and warehousing services

6. Andy Transport

PROFIT 500: No. 157
Head Office: Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, Que.
Growth (2010–2015): 431%
Revenue (2015): $20–50 million
Employees (2015, full-time equivalent): 350

What it does: Offers transportation, logistics and warehousing services

7. Highlight Group of Companies

PROFIT 500: No. 166
Head Office: Vaughan, Ont.
Growth (2010–2015): 383%
Revenue (2015): $50–100 million
Employees (2015, full-time equivalent): 390

What it does: Provides transportation and logistics services in Canada and U.S.

8. Lantrax North America Logistics

PROFIT 500: No. 190
Head Office: Surrey, B.C.
Growth (2010–2015): 313%
Revenue (2015): $10–20 million
Employees (2015, full-time equivalent): 18

What it does: Provides third-party freight broker services for the trucking industry

9. Western Freight Solutions

PROFIT 500: No. 203
Head Office: Luseland, Sask.
Growth (2010–2015): 274%
Revenue (2015): $5–10 million
Employees (2015, full-time equivalent): 2

What it does: Sells ocean-freight services and exports commodities

10. Safe N Save Logistics

PROFIT 500: No. 206
Head Office: Vaughan, Ont.
Growth (2010–2015): 271%
Revenue (2015): $5–10 million
Employees (2015, full-time equivalent): 6

What it does: Manages transportation of commercial freight across North America

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Other fast-growing transportation and logistics companies on the 2016 PROFIT 500:

11. Tri-Link Systems (No. 210); 12. Rebel Heart Water Hauling (No. 226); 13. JMG Carrier (No. 250); 14. Dynamic Connections (No. 253); 15. Quarterback Transportation (No. 279); 16. Hitek Logistic (No. 280); 17. HanM Transportation Management Services (No. 319); 18. Mactrans Logistics (No. 330); 19. Synergy Trucking (No. 367); 20. FlagShip Courier Solutions (FCS) (No. 383); 21. North Atlantic International Logistics (No. 385); 22. Cornerstone Courier (No. 400); 23. Blue Chip Logistics (No. 494).

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