In 1993, Drive Star was founded for the purpose of providing “drive-a-way” services to the class 6, 7, and 8 truck markets, in both Canada and the United States. And today, twenty years after we began, we continue to provide premiere drive-a-way and tow-a-way services.
Since its founding, the company has grown, evolved and is now characterized as a highly regarded drive-a-way / tow-a-way company providing service throughout North America along with facilitating the movement onto and off of the continent.
Drive Star is recognized internationally as the premier cross border carrier and have carved out niches in both the expedited and over dimensional drive-a-way markets.
The Drive Star Group of Companies currently operates terminals in (2) Canadian Provinces and (1) U.S. State. Our long term plan sees our company continuing to grow through future acquisitions and start-ups.
Drive Star is a full service supplier of drive-a-way and tow-a-way services. We provide local delivery service in the cities we have terminals, as well as, regional and over the road truck and self-propelled equipment deliveries all over North America. We operate in each of the 48 states, the 10 provinces and the 3 territories.
Drive Star, through its’ support services group, is also a fully bonded and insured Canadian and USA Motor Carrier. We can provide full Customs and Registered Importer services for our customers on the export and import of vehicles and equipment.
Drive Star is “C-TPAT” certified (Approved Customs – Trade Partnership Against Terrorism”). Receiving this accreditation was an important step for Drive Star in maintaining leadership as an international cross border drive-a-way carrier.
Drive Star is also an accredited “PIP” (Partners in Protection) Carrier with the Canada Border Services Agency.
Drive Star currently delivers trucks, self-propelled equipment and trailers to most international shipping ports in North America. We are bonded to allow for the creation of “Temporary Import Bonds” and “Transport and Export Bonds”.
Our drivers are all cross border certified and have mandated “TWIC” credentials allowing them to deliver to the various US ports.
Drive Star has the capability of shipping a truck to a port in Halifax, Houston, or any other port for that matter, and landing that same unit via “Ro-Ro” service, “Container Service” or on a “Pallet Rack” anywhere around the World. Our comprehensive services allow one stop shopping for all your Inland and Ocean Going shipping needs. Drive Star provides drive-a-way service using the three most common applications:
• Single unit drive-a-way
• Decking or Piggybacking
• Booms / Totes
and tow-a-way service using our company owned late model tractors.
Drive Star currently delivers in excess of 10,000 vehicles per year throughout North America using these various applications.
The name Drive Star is synonymous with excellence; it has become so well recognized in the drive-a-way industry, that we moved to trademark the name and logo in 2004.
Drive Star was also recognized in 2007 on the Profit 100 as one of Canada’s fastest growing companies.
Our customers are varied and range in size. We deal with a number of fortune 500 companies and many more that have not yet achieved that ranking.
We’re proud of where we’ve been and are excited about where we’re going.
Our success has been achieved by having the best staff available in the industry and continues by having World Class Customers.