Your Success is our Goal

a team of dedicated professionals

The Company was created for the high value, time sensitive shipper that prefers asset based distribution with emphasis on security along with a white glove approach to moving LTL across Canada. Our team is driven by the success and trust of our customers. We believe in being pro-active, responsive and flexible. We provide customized solutions designed to focus on what is important to you; our customer. It is with these attributes that our reputation for quality over the road LTL, third party logistics, warehousing and time sensitive delivery solutions are built on. Privately owned and non-unionized. Our team of drivers are professional, uniformed and we receive high praise for their prompt, courteous service and clean new equipment.

Uwe Petroschke

President

Uwe Has been a company owner in the LTL business since 1986 through sheer determination, hard work and with passion he has successfully provided a niche in LTL market solutions in Canada with two companies. His astute nature and experience have again proven successful in the formation of Premium Line Transport in early 2011. Involved in the day to day activities of running the company; Uwe’s tenacity for bringing something different and special to the marketplace has resulted in the creation of two very successful over the road expedited LTL companies.

Hands on and always strategizing on how the company can provide better solutions to clients coupled with a solid understanding of the industry, Uwe came out of retirement after 23 successful years of creating, owning and as past President of a multiple award winning carrier. Premium Line has been well received in the marketplace as a niche carrier, boutique style and hands-on company. It is the professionalism and quality service offerings that were missing in the industry. After his retirement it was some of his former clients who encouraged Uwe to get back in to the business of bringing these service offerings to the marketplace again.

Next, he hired his key management and operations team from the past award winning company he led and with his knowing the formula for what it takes to be a successful – he has never looked back. Since inception, the company has achieved great success coupled with solid steady growth with well-known brand names and publically traded companies as clients. This is a reflection of the quality that Premium Line brings to the logistics’ marketplace.

Over his 26 years as an owner, he has been recognized for carrier awards such as the 2000 Outstanding Business Achievement Award by the Ontario Chamber of Commerce and then again for a second time in 2005, Entrepreneurship Award, Outstanding Business Achievement Award. Other awards were Truck Graphics Award, Promotion Sales Literature Award, and Special Incentives Award. In 2006, the company won the Mayor’s Corporate Citizen Award for his active involvement in the Vaughan community. Over the years, Uwe has been recognized for his extensive charity work. In 2007 he unveiled a fleet wide Crime stoppers awareness program with the RCMP designed to help keep our transportation system secure.

He prides himself on offering something different to the marketplace. Privately owned and his direction in running the company are made easily and thoughtfully. His passion for delivering a quality driven service by listening to his clients is foremost and creating a tight knit and unique company culture among his team is vital. His desire to change the public’s perception of the trucking industry through his moving art trucks program was not only unique, it had the industry and the public thinking how important the trucking industry is to the economy, it helped dignify the trucking industry. Involved in community, athletics and charities which include past involvement with the See You in the Canadian Athletes a charity helping underfunded Olympic athletes called CanFund. Additional charity support in food banks, shelters, minor league baseball, hockey, Adopt-a-Family and the Shriners Children’s Wish Foundation and most recently supporting the Peel Regional Police charity run to Ottawa. Uwe continues his focus on cargo theft crime prevention as well as continuous efforts in different charity sponsorships.

Roger Cloutier

Vice President

As an active partner and shareholder of the company, Roger’s constant commitment, contribution and perseverance over the years in building the solid team of overall operations, drivers and terminals that represents the quality of Premium Line to the Logistics industry is as strong today as ever. He has been an integral part of building the company from the ground up through his sales, pricing and operations expertise.

His career began in Montreal back in 1976 loading box cars with Kingsway. In 1981 he transferred to the Toronto operation at Kingsway as Dock Supervisor. It was in 1986 that he joined Totalline Transport as Director of Operations. Within his role at Totalline, Roger was involved in all aspects of sales, rates and was responsible for opening of facilities across Canada.

In March 2011, Roger helped form Premium Line Transport with Uwe. The two have been together since 1986 and a power house together in each of their expertise.

Craig Holmes

Risk Manager

As the head of the Risk Management Team and team lead for the Loss Prevention and Compliance group, his understanding and support of a strong infrastructure in security to ensure the safe carriage of our client’s assets. With thirty two years’ experience in policing techniques within law enforcement and as a front line uniform officer, completing his police career in an investigative capacity.

With his strong reputation and relationships within the Commercial Transportation, best practices and Logistics Community for his continued efforts to combat the criminal element in the industry is a huge asset for our company where safe movement of our client’s freight is paramount. During his tenure in Logistics, he organizes and has numerous speaking engagements at Transportation and Industry related forums on security and crime prevention awareness programs. Craig has developed security awareness programs and policies for the transportation and warehousing of the assets placed under the care and control of the company’s associated with Premium Line. Craig maintains a strong networking program between the Logistics industry and Law enforcement throughout Canada.

He has studied Crime Prevention through Environmental Design “CPTED” and has implemented this program and it’s theories to the Transportation Industry where considerable success has been recognized. Craig has been a member of the Ontario Transportation Association “OTA” Cargo Crime panel, Crime Stoppers; RCMP led Pipe Line Convoy Program. He has been recognized for his efforts in these areas, is a strong advocate and has continued to contribute to these programs.

Michelle Lyon

Director of Sales & Marketing

As Director of Sales & Marketing, Michelle is responsible for managing, implementing and executing best practices from a sales and marketing perspective. Her career began in investment banking as an institutional equity trader on Bay Street where she spent her twenties learning the global financial markets and then transitioned to the world of logistics where she has spent the last thirteen years. A solid and successful national account sales management background including President’s Club attainment. Four years of her career were spent living and business developing in the Quebec marketplace within freight forwarding and later with Premium Line. Michelle has been with our team for over eight years and helped to build our company’s sales from the first year the doors opened.

Her passion is about providing professionalism, integrity, accountability and in building strong relationships with business partners. Her keen understanding of the financial marketplace and backgrounds of the many publicly traded name brand partners that we service is an asset to our team. Michelle holds a management and economics degree from the University of Guelph.

Barb Holmes

Manager of Rates & Audit

As With 27 years in the logistics industry, Barb began her career as an Accounts Receivable clerk working for Transit Transport. Looking for new adventure she joined the sales team as a representative and soared to the top of her class.

Later she transferred to Administration where she worked in the Accounting Department, helped handle IT support, Accounts Payable and finally to the Rates Department as a Manager. In 1999 Transit Transport was bought by Totalline Transport where she continued in her role as the Rates & Audit Manager. In May 2011 she joined Uwe and Roger at Premium Line Transport and has never looked back. “I love my job and I can’t imagine working in any other industry”.

Sandy Teeter

Administration Manager

Sandy started in this industry 27 years ago with Totalline Transport as a part time biller which was the birth of the company. Although I was already working in the transportation industry full time (household moving), from my very first taste, I knew I wanted more and it was in my blood. I transferred into Administration and handled all aspects such as Customer Service, Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, Invoicing, Payroll & even Dispatch.

As the years went on, Customer Service became my forte. I enjoy the satisfaction of solving a delivery issue, finding freight that has been miss-shipped, or working on “out of the box” deliveries to meet our customer’s requirements & needs. In February 2012 I was lucky enough to be reunited with my ex co-workers and become a member of Premium Line Transport under the leadership of Uwe & Roger. It is a decision that I did not have to think twice about. I LOVE my job, the people I work with and our customers. We have the best of the best!

Debbie Mabberley

Terminal Manager, Vancouver

With 23 years in the Transportation Industry, Debbie started her career with Atomic Transportation after selling them their Nissan forklifts they offered her a job and said that Transportation is where she belonged, they were right. Starting off in Sales and then only after a few months was promoted to Sales Manager. She worked with a couple of different companies in Sales Management positions and then 13 years ago began with Totalline Transport as Manager of Business Development. She was soon promoted to Terminal Manager.

In September 2011, Debbie joined Roger and Uwe at Premium Line Transport responsible for opening the Vancouver facility and has loved being back with the “gang”. “Transportation is in my blood; it is always evolving and always offering new challenges. I can’t imagine doing anything else.”

Mark Hickman

Quebec Regional Manager

As the Quebec Regional Manager, Mark oversees and handles all staffing, driver planning, fleet management, linehaul planning, occupational health, safety, warehousing and all transportation activities in the province of Quebec with the main terminal in Montreal. Mark has over 16 years of experience within Logistics, Transportation and Distribution within Transit Transport, Totalline Transport and since inception Premium Line Transport.

Mark manages all sales and business development for the Quebec market where he has established solid partnerships. He was involved from the planning stages of Premium Line opening the Quebec terminal and has achieved excellent results in management this part of the country driven by exceptional client relationships with a pro-active solutions oriented approach. Mark is a true team player and a huge asset to the Premium Line team.

Jim Redekop

Controller

Jim is responsible for organizing and managing the company’s accounting information in a reliable, timely and efficient manner and interacting with all of its’ business partners – Clients, Suppliers, Employees – in a co-operative and helpful way. Jim is committed to building a strong corporate organization that produces an excellent and valuable service for its’ Clients.

After working extensively in the Manufacturing sector for many years, Jim moved to the Transportation industry with Premium Line Transport in 2012 and has made a successful transition to learn the key aspects of transportation services.

Jim graduated from McMaster University with a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) degree (many years ago !!).