The name Dooley’s Trucking has been around for approximately 35 years. Throughout its history, Dooley’s has conducted business from garbage collection to its current position of Courier, Transport, and Specialty Logistics services.
The Boone family (Boone Courier Services Ltd.) of Grand Falls Windsor ran the business for eight years before 1998 as a courier service with six employees and four cargo vans and maintained an 800-square-foot warehouse at 175 Roe Avenue. At this time, the Boone family grew tired of the 24/7 work weeks, the associated commitments, and declining revenue. It was at this point Barry and Kay Warren were approached to purchase the existing contracts held by Boone Courier Services Ltd. Having been self-employed since 1989 and a true entrepreneur, Barry fully understood the risks associated with taking on a new business endeavour and accepted the opportunity to move into a new business sector.
In July 1998, the Warrens incorporated Canadian Courier Ltd. On August 1, 1998, Dooley’s Trucking, under its new ownership of Canadian Courier, owned and operated by Barry and Kay Warren, started the business. Within a short period, they saw the opportunity and potential for growth. Its focus would be to act as an interline agent for national and international carriers such as Sameday Worldwide, DHL/Loomis, UPS, FedEx, Canpar, Midland Courier, Midland Transport, Day and Ross, Armour and Maritime Ontario. Barry had realized years before that Gander was strategically positioned at the center of Commerce when you looked at a map of the Central and Northeast coast of NL. This focus was to cover most points from Arnolds Cove in the east through to the Baie Verte Peninsula in the west. To further their skills and expertise in the transportation industry, throughout 2007, both Barry and Kay completed the Transportation Management Certification course from the University of New Brunswick.
During peak periods, especially at Christmas time, it is not uncommon to see the whole family – Barry, Kay, and their three daughters – working the business to ensure fast and efficient delivery of customers packages throughout the central region with customer satisfaction being first and foremost in their minds.
Dooley’s bought its first 5-ton truck within six months of starting up, not because it needed it, but because it was called Dooley’s Trucking though it did not own any trucks. Within six weeks of its first truck purchase, it purchased a second to handle the demand. The third, fourth, and fifth were not far behind. 20 Plus Years later The fleet currently stands at 124 units consisting of Cars, Vans, Straight Trucks, Tractors and a mixed fleet of trailer types with 83 full- and part-time employees and independent brokers. Dooley’s Trucking has been providing services with partners from St. John’s to Port aux Basque to Labrador and throughout Atlantic Canada.
With 40 plus years of business experience, we’re committed to accepting any task given to us and completing it to your fullest satisfaction. Our goal is to keep providing our clients with the highest-quality service available in the transportation industry.
As Newfoundland residents, we believe in the importance of giving back to the larger community. That’s why we support:
Canadian Federation of Independent Business
Kiwanis Music Festival
Heart Matters TV Program
The Janeway Teddy Bear Convoy in support of the Janeway Children's Hospital
Various Community and Service Organizations across Newfoundland and Labrador
Special Logistic Services: Airline Cargo, Federal & Provincial Government Agencies
Day and Ross, Midland Transport, Armour Transportation Systems, Altimax Courier, Focus Logistics, P.F. Collins, On Target, CNTL, Maritime Ontario, and TMSI
Ongoing Efforts to grow our partnership base – Contact us to see how we can help you
Served on the Board of Chamber of Commerce as a director up to the office of President from July 2003 to February 2005 and continues to be a member in good standing of the Gander and Area Chamber of Commerce
Served as the Chamber representative on the local Trail-way Committee
While President of the Chamber served on the Town of Gander’s “Mayors Committee” to address issues pertaining to business and the economy of the Town of Gander surrounding area
Former Director of the Newfoundland and Labrador Chamber of Commerce and the Atlantic Provinces Chambers of Commerce
2004 recipient of the Newfoundland and Labrador Chamber of Commerce Member of the Year for outstanding commitment to the Chamber movement in Newfoundland and Labrador
2005 recipient of the Atlantic Provinces Chambers of Commerce Harvey Webber Commemorative Award awarded in recognition of contribution to the Gander and Area Chamber of Commerce, enhancing the Chamber of Commerce movement in his province and region
Ten years as the Employer representative on Human Resources Development of Canada’s EI Appeal Board
Three years of service on the Board of Directors Workplace Health and Safety Compensation Commission Board
Former director of the Kittiwake Economic Development Corporation
Member Canadian Federation of Independent Businesses
Member of the Atlantic Provinces Truckers Association
Former Executive Member of the Gander Lake Marina