Trimac expands with acquisition of Jacknife Oilfield Services

Trimac Transportation, a leading provider of bulk transportation and logistics services, has acquired Jacknife Oilfield Services.

Trimac said the strategic move further solidifies its position as a market leader in fluid hauling, particularly in the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin.

Founded in 1997 and based in Bonnyville, Alberta, Jacknife Oilfield Services has established itself as a top-tier fluid transportation company specialising in heavy crude and oilfield hauling.

The company’s operations initially focused on servicing oil and gas companies in the Lakeland Region of Northeastern Alberta, and it has since grown exponentially to become a key player in the industry.

With a workforce of 154 employees, including owner-operators and skilled mechanics, Jacknife has built strong indigenous relationships and serves numerous blue-chip customers.

Jacknife’s primary service line focuses on fluid hauling, encompassing the transportation of fluids to and from well sites. Its expertise includes in-field transfers, pumping water off land and disposal, handling produced water, transporting fresh water and facilitating flood ups.

In addition, the company offers mobile mechanic repairs, operates a Commercial Vehicle Inspection Programme facility, and provides general maintenance and repair services for light and heavy-duty trucks and trailers.

With operations spanning Bonnyville, Cold Lake, Lloydminster, North Battleford, Lac La Biche, St. Paul, Conklin, and throughout the Lakeland and Fort McMurray area, Jacknife has been a trusted partner of one of the largest oil and gas producers in the Lakeland Region for over 25 years.

With upgraded Tri-axle and Super B trailers equipped with advanced features such as air dump valves, secondary dump valves and electronic fluid gauges, Jacknife operates with a combination of owner-operators and employee drivers.

The acquisition of Jacknife Oilfield Services is a significant milestone for Trimac as it expands its presence in the Alberta and Saskatchewan oil field transportation sector, according to the company. This strategic move aligns with Trimac’s commitment to service with safety, it added.

“We are delighted to welcome Jacknife Oilfield Services to the Trimac family,” said Matt Faure, president & CEO of Trimac. “Their impressive track record, extensive indigenous relationships, and commitment to excellence make them an ideal addition to our organisation. Together, we will continue to provide exceptional bulk transportation services and contribute to the success of our customers and the communities we serve.”