Our Rich History



In 1947, Bert DeRosse had a dream of operating his own trucking company, so with one truck and a prayer he started Bert’s Cartage.

The Company operated for many years on 88 Grey Street doing local trucking and moving. Enduring the challenges and pitfalls of a new business and difficult times, Bert preserved to build a vibrant and thriving trucking company.
In 1964, Bert’s son Bryan started working along his side. Grounded on the solid foundation of a family business and a steady stream of returning customers, the business began to grow.
In 1979, Bryan took over the company from his father and continued the solid and steady growth of the Brantford based trucking firm. The status of the company grew as well and Bryan, assisted and supported by his wife Frances, gained new customers and earned a reputation as a community minded business man with passion for their work and a dedication to their clients. In 1979, Bryan and Fran incorporated the business under the name of Bert and Son’s Cartage Limited.
In 1984, Bryan’s son Darin joined his father as the third generation in the business.
Today, Darin and Michelle oversea the day-to-day operations while Bryan is still keeping a close eye on things. Bert and Son’s Cartage operates a fleet of 40 power units, with over 100 trailers of various types. While there have been many changes and improvements since the company’s inception in 1947, the principal upon which the company was built has stood the test of time.
Today, like yesterday, Bert and Son’s Cartage delivers value and service with the highest dedication to customer service and satisfaction.

With business steadily growing, they moved in 1986 to their present facility on Old Onondaga Road, Brantford. This facility helped Bert and Son’s Cartage enter the warehousing industry.
In 1997, Bryan’s daughter Michelle joined her father and brother after receiving a Business-Transportation and Distribution Diploma from Sheridan College and a Canadian Institute of Traffic and Transportation certification. Also in 1997, Bert and Son’s saw the need to expand their building by 10,000 square feet to be able to accommodate more warehousing and a cross dock facility.
October 21st, 1986

October 21st, 1986