About Us

When You Hire Northwest, You Hire a Team

The Northwest team is committed to working together to exceed your expectations.

Driven to Deliver

Northwest Tank Lines has earned a stellar reputation for safely transporting bulk commodities throughout western Canada and the northwestern United States.

At every corner and every bend, Northwest is driven to be a world-class tank truck company and to continuously improve as an organization. Our mission is simple: to provide exceptional tank truck services to our customers — safely and professionally.

The We in Northwest

We are a team at Northwest, but we are also a family. Our people are committed to each other, the company and to exceeding our customers’ expectations daily. Our core values drive continuous improvement, from recruiting exceptional people to investing in state-of-the-art equipment and systems.

Meet the Northwest team

65 years of growth, safety and service excellence only happens when you build with and around a strong team.

Safety & Logistics

One of our cornerstones is our safety and logistics teams that develop Northwest’s driver training programs, route analysis and planning that keep our drivers and our roads safe for everyone to make it home at the end of the day.

Operations

Northwest’s operations, administration and driver teams drive our daily success and support our drivers and owner operators to focus on driving safely and delivering service excellence.

Leadership

The Northwest leadership and business development teams provide us all with our compass and connection to our partners, customers, communities, owner-operators and drivers.

Our entire organization has a steadfast commitment to doing things the Northwest Way, allowing us to stay true to our values and principles that have gone into building our reputation for service excellence and safety for almost seven decades

Together we form an industry leading hauling and trucking company that is Driven to Deliver.

The History of Northwest

Since 1955, Northwest has maintained an unwavering commitment to driver and public safety.

1955

The company that would become Northwest Tank Lines was born in 1955 and back then, Bill Blaney was driving trucks in Northern Ontario – hauling product for a major oil and gas company. He was also learning lessons about safety, dependability and customer service that would stick with him forever and form the cornerstones of the company he eventually built.

1972

In 1972, Bill struck out on his own, and moved quickly to bring his vision of a transportation company to life. By 1990, under the name International Chemical Express, Bill’s company was already considered one of the top bulk carriers in the region, as well as a model for safe, efficient transportation of dangerous goods.

1991

Bill always saw the company as a family business. When he retired in 1991, he passed on the responsibility of leading Northwest to his son – Tom Blaney – who remains the CEO today. In 1996, the company acquired a natural gas liquid tank truck business and was re-branded as Northwest Tank Lines.

1995

Over the last 60 years, Northwest has become more than a transportation company, but a business that is dedicated to long-term sustainability, standing by its values and giving back to the community.

2018

Today, Tom’s definition of “family business” includes not only the Blaney family but all our team members and their families as well. Together, we are Northwest Tank Lines.