Len Dubois grew up on a farm north of St. Claude, MB. He bought his first truck, an international tandem dump truck, at age 18 and began hauling gravel around southern Manitoba. Shortly after that Len was lured away by the big money of working up north in Flin Flon, MB on construction and operating a crane truck for two years but began to miss home and returned in 1975.
With the money he saved from working up north, Len purchased another truck and returned to hauling gravel for a couple of years. The gravel business was good to Len, but he wanted more, so in the summer of 1979 he bought a 1976 Western Star and leased on to a company called Carman Agra and began hauling grain and fertilizer across the Prairie Provinces and into Minnesota and North Dakota.
After about a year, he moved his truck to a company called Wade’s Grain, Feed and Fertilizer and began working there. Shortly after starting there, Len hired a driver and began working in the office as a dispatcher for Wade’s. During his employment with Wade’s, Len purchased a couple more trucks and operated 2 trucks at Wade’s and 1 truck at Midland Superior pulling a van trailer on a mail run to Edmonton, AB.
While working in the office and making the commute from St. Claude, MB to Headingley, MB for a few years, Len became tired of the two hour commute every day and decided to move closer. Len, Yvette and family moved to St Francois Xavier, MB in 1983, which is just west of Winnipeg, MB at the famous White Horse statue. Len and his family lived there until his sudden passing in 1998.
In 1986 after pulling a van trailer on that mail run for a short time, Len sold his 2 trucks that were on grain and went out and acquired his own running rights and began hauling for Domtar Packaging (now Norampac Inc.) with one truck to Saskatchewan and finding his own loads back. That account helped Len purchase a second truck again and that was the beginning of Len Dubois Trucking Inc. in the van trailer transportation business as we now know it today. Len operated his trucks strictly in Canada until 1996 when he acquired his U.S. operating rights and ventured into the U.S. market.
Today, Len Dubois Trucking Inc. operates 50+ company trucks and owner/operators in Manitoba. Travels are approximately 75% in the U.S., with hauling capabilities that include Full Truck Loads, Less than Truck Loads, Hazardous Materials, Special Commodities, Antiques, and pretty much whatever will fit in the trailer!