About Us

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Our Story
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1988

Cobourg Cartage is founded by Stewart brothers.

Cobourg Cartage is founded by Stewart brothers.

1999

Cobourg Cartage changes name to National Shunt Services Limited and is incorporated.

Cobourg Cartage changes name to National Shunt Services Limited and is incorporated. Moving from regional to national solution.

2005

NSSL adds supplemental services (Trailer Rentals, Warehousing, Broker Services)

NSSL adds supplemental services (Trailer Rentals, Warehousing, Broker Services)

2008

First version of Shuntware launched.

First version of Shuntware launched.

2011

Shuntware v2 launches.

Shuntware v2 launches. Temperature control was added. First large scale, multi-site implementation. Weren’t just checking in/checking out trailers. Customer relevant reference fields such as purchase orders were added. Working with HBC transportation manager who was overseeing multiple locations. He wanted to see multiple locations in one view (still multiple sessions required) for comparison.

2013

Gatehouse security services added.

Gatehouse security services added.

January 2014

NSSL averages over 100,000 moves per month.

NSSL averages over 100,000 moves per month.

April 2015

First U.S. customer.

First U.S. customer.

May 2015

Formalized quality management program called SEE ME is implemented to standardize and improve driver safety checks.

Formalized quality management program called SEE ME is implemented to standardize and improve driver safety checks.

2017

Top Fleet Designation is awarded to NSSL.

Top Fleet Designation is awarded to NSSL.

2017

Shuntware v3.

Shuntware v3. Better stability and is now cloud-based/cloud-hosted. V2 stored data on a server that NSSL maintained. Now using virtual machines. More intuitive. User roles capabilities were added. Multiple layers of security for user access. Multiple yards on one screen (only one session required).

2018

Implements formalized Account Management program and customer satisfaction surveys to measure performance.

Implements formalized Account Management program and customer satisfaction surveys to measure performance.

2018

Second consecutive Top Fleet Designation is awarded to NSSL.

Second consecutive Top Fleet Designation is awarded to NSSL.

2018

NSSL team grows to over 400 employees.

NSSL team grows to over 400 employees.

1988

Cobourg Cartage is founded by Stewart brothers.

1999

Cobourg Cartage changes name to National Shunt Services Limited and is incorporated.

2005

NSSL adds supplemental services (Trailer Rentals, Warehousing, Broker Services)

2008

First version of Shuntware launched.

2011

Shuntware v2 launches.

2013

Gatehouse security services added.

January 2014

NSSL averages over 100,000 moves per month.

April 2015

First U.S. customer.

May 2015

Formalized quality management program called SEE ME is implemented to standardize and improve driver safety checks.

2017

Top Fleet Designation is awarded to NSSL.

2017

Shuntware v3.

2018

Implements formalized Account Management program and customer satisfaction surveys to measure performance.

2018

Second consecutive Top Fleet Designation is awarded to NSSL.

2018

NSSL team grows to over 400 employees.

Achieving Operational Excellence

Beginning with our free yard audit, NSSL takes a calculated, individualized approach to yard management services not previously seen in the industry. Our unique combination of ongoing data collection and first-hand experience in the day to day operation of a busy facility ensures consistent operational excellence throughout your entire supply chain.

Step 1 Yard Audit
Step 2 Operational Plan
Step 3 Implementation
Step 4 Monitor Operational Plan
Step 5 Optimize Plan

Our Mission

To be a dependable, trustworthy, flexible and cost-effective integrated support system within our client’s operation, while maintaining best-in-class standards regarding safety and the environment.

Our Vision

To help customers realize their true logistics operational potential by continually understanding our customer’s changing needs and enhancing our services with innovative solutions.

Our Values

The principles that guide our every action facilitate not only long-term partnerships with our clients, but the best possible yard operation.

Be forward thinking. View problems as an opportunity to introduce a solution.
Be a true partner. Provide visibility. Take accountability and responsibility.
Be knowledgeable. Listen first to understand the operational challenges and motivations of our clients and fellow NSSL-ers.
Be absolutely needed. Focus on continuous Improvement of service and the achievement of results.
Be reliable & vulnerable. View every opportunity as a moment to earn the respect and trust of our clients and fellow NSSL-ers.

Solutions

Be forward thinking. View problems as an opportunity to introduce a solution.

Honesty

Be a true partner. Provide visibility. Take accountability and responsibility.

Understanding

Be knowledgeable. Listen first to understand the operational challenges and motivations of our clients and fellow NSSL-ers.

Necessity

Be absolutely needed. Focus on continuous Improvement of service and the achievement of results.

Trust

Be reliable & vulnerable. View every opportunity as a moment to earn the respect and trust of our clients and fellow NSSL-ers.
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Canada

Strategically headquartered in Toronto Ontario, NSSL offers an expansive reach and various points of contact to aid in your firms journey to develop their supply chain. With additional ample physical presence east of Toronto, and advanced satellite field operations covering the western provinces, NSSL can efficiently service a plethora of needs locally, or nationally.

United States

Aligning with the growth of our customers, NSSL identified a need for differentiated yard management south of the border. Through consistent and calculated process mapping, NSSL now offers presence through the Mid-Atlantic and New England areas of the United States with a very strong presence in New York’s Hudson Valley region.

SUCCESS STORY

INVESTING IN FUTURE GROWTH: MAKING MORE STRATEGIC MOVES WITH A FORTUNE 500 RETAILER

With three distribution centres across the GTA and in anticipation of adding a fourth, the customer recognized that they needed better yard management logistics, including shunting and shuttling support between centers. Learn how NSSL brought a mega-retailer's yard management logistics into the digital age.

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