1945 – Present
In 1945, Lloyd Hutton bought his first license and two trucks and set up business in Glammis, Ontario. He began by hauling livestock, grain seed, and bagged fertilizer. Lloyd Hutton Transport was the first firm in the area to haul butcher cattle to Toronto when the farmers became concerned with rail strikes in the early 1950’s. Hutton purchased his first tractor-trailer for $8,000.00, a far cry from todays prices of over $250,000.

In the 1960’s, Lloyd started trucking everything from cabinets to Christmas trees to the western provinces, and bringing livestock back to Ontario. Over the years, the business expanded. Lloyd bought four different companies in the area and it was in 1977 that he moved the business from Glammis to the outskirts of Paisley (Elderslie Township). Lloyd died suddenly on June 5th, 1987 and has been sadly missed. Lloyd’s son, Jim, took over the reigns of the business at that time. In 1991, Lloyd Hutton Transport was granted their ICC Authority from the United States Government, which allowed them to broaden their travel spectrum. The fleet began to grow again, and currently there are 30 power units and 35 trailers on the road bearing the Hutton name.

Jim led the company through many changes and substantial growth until his untimely death in 1993. At this time, Jim’s oldest son, Greg, left college and led the company into the new millennium. Greg has also expanded and adapted the business to accommodate the changing trends and conditions in the transport industry. This family owned business has been operating since 1945, with three generations of Hutton’s each making their mark in the trucking industry. It has been the efficient staff, drivers and the great customer base that have made this legacy possible.

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