Team RV Express, Canada’s largest RV delivery company, recently released statistics indicating the company owns 20 %of the Canadian RV transport market, including 40% of the major dealers nationwide.
According to a press release, the company has been Canadian-owned and operated since its inception in 2007. The niche it created of using dealer pick up (DPU) customers in Quebec and Ontario traces to President and co-founder Mike McGee’s ability to speak French fluently and translate for his French-speaking customers. Since then Team RV Express has broadened its presence to include all 10 Canadian provinces.
“I’m extremely proud of the fact that no other transport company delivers as many RVs to Canada as we do,” McGee says, “I’ve said many times that we had no idea we would get this big. We have been very fortunate.”
McGee said the ability to maintain professional drivers from Canada and learning to work with Canada Customs were two keys that led to early success. He also attributes some of the company’s rapid growth to being the first company to offer dealerships an online portal in which to electronically view the progression of their units from manufacturer to delivery. McGee said Team RV Express began offering that option first in about 2009.
The company’s infrastructure has expanded into two office buildings and four storage facilities of more than 40 acres. Corporate headquarters is in Middlebury, Ind., with a corporate recruiting office is in White Pigeon, Mich., and storage yards in Middlebury, White Pigeon and Bristol, Ind. The company has sales representatives stationed in Vancouver, British Columbia, and in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The company also have a driver recruiter working out of British Columbia.
Additionally, in 2013, Ready RV was formed. This gave Team RV Express the ability to also perform PDIs (pre-delivery inspections), including PDIs prior to delivering units to Canada. The office buildings in Middlebury and White Pigeon are also equipped with 10 service bays used for PDIs.