18 Years of Serving Our Customers and Going Strong

Making Barrens Northern Transportation One of the most trusted hauling and heavy construction companies in Northwest Ontario

A Family Tradition

In 1998, with only a few trucks and a single loader, Lloyd and Hugh Moncrief began their business in the forest industry, growing a reputation for quality work, on schedule and within budget.  With determination and a can-do attitude, they grew the business to include a variety of services which took advantage of their experience in trucking and operating heavy equipment.

Over the years, Lloyd’s sons Tyler and Leigh and Hugh’s son Hugh Jr. become actively involved in the business, determined to follow in their father’s footsteps.  On January 1st, 2015, Tyler and Hugh Jr. fulfilled this dream, becoming new owners of the company and continuing with the family tradition of hard work and dedication to their customers.

Today, Barrens Northern Transportation provides a wide range of services to the mining, forestry, construction and transportation industries within the region and beyond, creating jobs and opportunities for the people of the north.

At Barrens Northern Transportation no job is too big or too small, Barrens has both the equipment and expertise to get the job done and customer satisfaction is still a family tradition.

A Family Tradition – In the News

Hard Trucking, Good Money – September 1979

Log Truckers and Chainsaws Buzzing in Ontario North – September 1983

COMMITTED TO PROVIDING OUR CLIENTS WITH OUTSTANDING SERVICE

Barrens Northern Transportation is leading in providing value-added land development, road construction, and transportation services to our customers by creating a successful partnership with them throughout the contract process.  Our pledge is to establish lasting relationships with our customers by exceeding their expectations and gaining their trust through exceptional performance by every member of our team.

SAFETY FIRST

At Barrens Northern Transportation we are committed to the health and safety of our employees and for all who are involved in any project in which we operate. Read our health and safety policy.

Our Services: Low Bedding, Excavating and Winter Freighting

Barrens offers a wide range of services utilizing our large fleet of heavy hauling and excavation equipment.  From building resource access and winter haulage roads to development of  commercial and residential properties….we have both the equipment and experience to get the job done on time and within budget.

WINTER ROAD FREIGHTING

Barrens Northern Transportation has decades of experience in winter freighting along the winter road system north of Red Lake, providing bulk delivery to remote communities.

WINTER ROAD CONSTRUCTION

Winter roads in the province’s Far North connect a number of remote First Nation communities to a permanent highway system. From around mid-January until spring thaw (usually late March), these roads make it easier and less costly for people to travel and bring in supplies.

ACCESS ROAD DEVELOPMENT

Forest/resource access roads, river crossings, residential access roads, residential land development, commercial land development, gravel and fill hauling, excavation and grading.

MINING RELATED SERVICES

Mining lands development including land development, access roads, sand and gravel hauling, excavation and grading, pipe fusing, scrap hauling, demolition and reclamation.

LOWBED HAULING

Over 30 years experience in heavy hauling – from forestry to mining operations we have the knowledge for any heavy hauling challenge.

PITS AND AGGREGATES

Full service sand/aggregate provider including screening, crushing, hauling and application.  We can provide the most widely used aggregate sizes and types available for most applications.

A WIDE RANGE OF HEAVY EQUIPMENT RELATED SERVICES

  • Winter Freighting

  • Long Haul Trucking

  • Lowbed Hauling

  • Scrap Hauling

  • Licensed Motor Vehicle Inspection Centre

  • Winter Road Construction

  • Winter Road Maintenance

  • Resource Access Road Construction

  • Excavation / Land Development

  • Septic Field Installation

  • Mining Lands Development

  • Certified Pipe Fusing

  • Demolition

  • Pit Screening and Crushing

  • Sand and Gravel

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Experienced Staff to Meet Your Needs

Experience is what gives Barrens Northern Transportation a competitive advantage in both transportation and land development.  Our staff have the skills and certification required to get the job done.  Whether you are a home owner getting a septic field installed or a mining company developing a property for production – we have the tools and skills you need.

  • Licensed Heavy Duty Mechanic

  • Red Seal Welder

  • Licensed Motor Vehicle Inspection Station

  • Surface Mine – Common Core

  • Certified Fusion Pipe Technicians

  • Transportation of Dangerous Goods

  • WHMIS

  • First Aid

  • Train the Trainer

  • Hazardous Waste Disposal