McClay’s Transportation Ltd. was founded in 1987 by Gary and Linda McClay. This dynamic couple started their company with one very small pick-up truck and called themselves GAR-LIN COURIER, delivering across Oxford County and beyond. Today, McClays Transportation is a very well respected industry leading trucking company, currently owned and operated by Ryan and Troy McClay.
2010 was a historic year for trucking in Ingersoll Ontario, as two well-known local trucking companies came together to form McClays Transportation Group, a trucking group with a wealth of experience, expertise and an impressive fleet of modern tractor and trailers. Ryan and Troy acquired Oxford Enterprises to expand their range of services, their fleet, and to finally have a dedicated warehouse and cross-docking facility of their own.
In addition to the shared trucking services both companies offer, McClays Transportation specializes in transport for manufacturers and livestock shipping. We strive to be a cost effective, dedicated and a reliable carrier, while maintaining a high level of service.
Oxford Enterprises History
The story starts back to 1975, when George Currie hauled gravel at Beachville Quarries with a 1967 F-Dump and pumped waste and landfill leachate with a 1962 B-Model Mack and a 1958 Tanker! In 1988, George’s son, Bart Currie, established “Currie Driver Service”, and by 1993, GH Currie & Sons Contracting had two gravel trucks and a tanker 401 East / Westbound Service Centres.
Meanwhile, in 1981, Barbara Johnston established J&B Axle, , and followed this in 1991 with her company Standard Axle.
Just a year later, 1992, local entrepreneur Wayne House bought an International and tri-axle dump trailer to establish “House Equipment”, hauling gravel for local company Federal White Cement, based just outside Ingersoll. In 1993, Wayne added two more vehicles dedicated to contract transport services for two more local companies, Ingersoll Fasteners and Atlantic Packaging.
In 1996, Wayne House and Bart Currie purchased GH Currie & Sons Contracting from the late George Currie’s wife Gail, and established Oxford Enterprises with 8 Tractors and 12 Trailers. In September that year, Oxford Enterprises obtained its United States Operating Authority, expanding into the international market by offering cross-border services throughout the United States. The company’s first delivery into the United States was a load of building materials on a step deck to the Bronx, New York with a drop in Harlem, New York – a baptism of fire!
In December that year, Barbara Johnston was brought on board as Secretary-Treasurer, and in January 2001, Barbara became the third partner of Oxford Enterprises.
By 2005, the Oxford Enterprises fleet had expanded to 30 tractors, 20 dry vans and 26 temperature control reefers, so the company bought 7.5 acres in Ingersoll for purpose-built new offices, warehousing and cross-docking facilities.
In September 2007, Wayne House retired and sold his shares in the company to the remaining owners, and in 2010, Oxford Enterprises was sold to McClays Transportation to form a new group dedicated to trucking service excellence for the Ingersoll, Oxford County and Southern Ontario regions.