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Trimac takes on Jacknife Oilfield Services

July 21, 2023
Acquisition of Alberta-based company expands bulk carrier’s fluid-handling services in Western Canada, adding 154 owner-operators and mechanics

Trimac Transportation recently acquired Jacknife Oilfield Services in a move the bulk carriers says solidifies its position as a leader in fluid hauling in the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin.

 Founded in 1997 and based in Bonnyville, Alberta, Jacknife is a “top-tier” bulk liquid transportation company specializing in heavy crude and oilfield hauling, Trimac said. The company’s operations initially focused on servicing oil and gas companies in the Lakeland region of Northeastern Alberta but have grown exponentially, making Jacknife a key player in the industry.

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

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

Jacknife’s primary service line focuses on fluid hauling, encompassing the transportation of liquids 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 Program 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, Trimac said.

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-ops and company drivers.

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