Keltic Transportation - Services

By: Keltic Transportation  09-12-2011
Keywords: Building Materials, Trailers, dry van

In today’s fast paced world, having one less item to manage is appealing to most people.  At Keltic, top quality transportation service is our goal.  Our mandate to provide on-time pickup and delivery, and to handle freight claims free, spells success.  Our reputation as a superior long-haul carrier is evidenced by a growing list of customers who have retained Keltic as their preferred service provider.  

Keltic does not try to be all things to all people.  We believe in doing what we do well and concentrating on our core business.  Keltic got its start in the Refrigerated business and we continue to move goods in both TL and LTL quantities for many of the most recognizable manufacturers, distributors, and retailers in the business.  This includes both fresh and frozen food products.  Our Dry Van division is our largest, and we are proud to be the carrier of choice for TL and LTL moves for the top names who supply hardware and building supplies, general merchandise and consumer goods, office furniture, packaging and paper products.  Keltic Flat Bed division specializes in the movement of specialty lumber products and building materials and is often involved in construction projects where various types of commodities are sourced.  Keltic’s head office has 20,000 square feet of temperature controlled warehouse space for rent or lease.  Finally, Keltic Logistics, with offices in Moncton, Dartmouth, N.S., and Oakville, ONT., has developed a solid base of carrier partners throughout North America and can handle LTL to TL, expedited or regular, refrigerated or dry, domestic or international, air and ocean shipments.  

Keltic Logistics

Refrigerated Service
Since our inception, Keltic has developed and maintained a solid reputation for the transportation of fresh and frozen food items.  This includes fresh potatoes, seafood, produce, meat, poultry, dairy, and cheese products, frozen bakery items, french fries, and chilled juices to name a few.  Our temperature controlled trailers are washed and disinfected frequently to ensure cleanliness.  Keltic has developed a reputation for having some of the cleanest equipment on the road…something we take pride in.  Each trailer is equipped with a Carrier Reefer Unit.  Its’ advanced micro processor controller is capable of providing time specific printouts on temperature readings while your load is in transit. 

Dry Van & Heated Service

Keltic’s Van division comprises just under 100 trucks and operates throughout North America.  In addition to full loads, we also handle multiple pick-up and drop loads.  Most recently, we have expanded to include LTL between Ontario and the Maritimes and to and from the USA.  We also have the ability to handle dangerous goods within Canada only.  Flexibility allows us to supply special services such as drop trailers, scheduling by appointments, heated service during winter months, and cross docking.  We can accommodate almost any request and this flexibility has led to extra-ordinary growth in our van division.  Keltic is proud to have the some of the most prominent retailers of general merchandise, hardware, and building materials, in Canada as our clients.  We have developed a strong relationship with the Peat Moss Industry in New Brunswick over the years and are fortunate to have several growers as clients. 

Air & Ocean
Keltic has partnered with an International Freight Forwarder to expand it’s service offerings. This partnership allows Keltic customers to ship their goods by air or sea anywhere in the world, with the confidence they will receive the same exceptional service they have come to expect.  We offer air services in Export & Import door-to-door, direct handling on 6 continents and our partner owned and operates over 300 terminals worldwide. We also expanded our business to ocean cargo services which able us to offer cargo booking, equipment positioning, documentation banking services (Letters of Credits), less then Container Load (LCL), full Container Loads in 20’, 40’, 40’ High Cube, refrigerated containers, break bulk and project cargo. 
Known for our outstanding people, clean modern equipment and leading edge technology, Keltic now offers regularly scheduled “dry van” LTL service between the Maritime Provinces and the Greater Toronto area and South Western Ontario. In addition, Keltic has established partnerships with quality carriers who provide LTL services between the Greater Toronto Area and the USA. One skid or several, cross-border or domestic, give the Keltic team a call or email us at for additional details or to receive a rate quote. We look forward to earning your business.

Flat Bed Service
Keltic’s Flat Bed Division specializes in the movement of building materials and pressure treated lumber.  In addition, we are heavily involved in various construction projects, hauling freezer panels, specialty steel and pipe, machinery, racking, pre-fabricated buildings, roofing, insulation, and various other commodities.  Keltic’s flat bed drivers have considerable experience with special handling requirements such as tarping and securing loads.  We have also established working relationships with several flat bed carriers who can provide additional equipment and expertise to compliment our fleet. 


Keltic’s head office is located in the Caledonia Industrial Park, Moncton, New Brunswick.  We are positioned on the Trans Canada Highway off MacNaughton Avenue.  Moncton is considered the “Hub of the Maritimes” because it is located within a 2 hour drive to most major cities within the 3 Maritime provinces (New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island).  Our state of the art warehouse is approximately 20,000 square feet, with 7 dock level doors, racking for short or long term storage, and is temperature controlled.  This facility, constructed in 2008, is equipped with a modern security system and fenced yard with electronic gates that meet C-TPAT standards.  If you’re interested in short or long term warehousing space, please contact

Our Fleet

We are proud of the reputation we have developed for operating a clean and professional fleet.  This stems from our commitment to purchase or lease late model equipment and a promise to ensure we maintain this equipment to meet the best industry standards.  Keltic values the business relationships we have formed with our truck, engine, trailer and tire suppliers over the years.  We are loyal to our suppliers and they are loyal towards Keltic.  We purchase or lease our tractors and operate them for no longer than 48 months.  The average age of our tractor fleet is 2 years.  This ensures our drivers operate well maintained, safe equipment.  Our trailers, which we lease, are kept in service no longer than 60 months.  We have a full service preventive maintenance program in place that ensures minimal breakdowns and quality equipment to transport our customers goods.  Our equipment is washed on a regular basis, ensuring a clean and professional image in the marketplace. 

Keltic’s fleet consists of approximately 150 highway tractors and over 200 trailers.  We operate 53 foot dry van, heater, refrigerated, and flat bed trailers.  We follow a thorough truck and trailer maintenance program and believe in the philosophy of preventive maintenance.  We also have in place a North American service network for our trucks, trailers, and tires.  This ensures any downtime due to breakdown on the road is kept to a minimum. 


Providing information in a timely and accurate manner is critical to our customers and an area that Keltic continues to spend finances and devote resources towards.  Keltic operates with the TMW Suite Operations System.  This provides us with order entry, dispatch, and planning capabilities.  Each of our trucks is equipped with Shaw Tracking satellite units.  This allows for instant communication with our drivers.  Most recently, Keltic purchased the Microdea imaging software system.  This new imaging system gives customers the ability to retrieve documents such as proof of deliveries directly off our website.  In addition, we can provide clients with E-STAT capability for online customer interaction and reports.  Information that customers benefit from to better understand their business such as volumes, on time pick-up and delivery performance, claims information, etc., is available via E-STAT through Keltic’s website. 



Keywords: Building Materials, dry van, Trailers