Driven by Safety
As an industry leader, Diversified is committed to a culture that promotes a healthy and safe environment for our employees, our clients, and the general public and reduces our environmental footprint through sound stewardship principles.
50 Years of Service
Diversified has several operating locations in Northern Alberta, all equipped with state-of-the-art maintenance facilities, administration offices, and operations centres, many of which are open 24/7 to serve our clients and passengers. A proud part of the people transportation sector for over 50 years, Diversified specializes in Employee Transportation and Charter services.
Today, Diversified Transportation is the leading Industrial Employee Transportation company in North America, providing safe, reliable service to major oil, gas, energy, and construction companies in Northern Alberta. We proudly carry over five million passengers per year.
Pacific Western Group of Companies
Diversified Transportation Ltd. is part of the Pacific Western Group of Companies a private, Canadian owned, and full-service bus transportation Company, with operating subsidiaries in Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Ontario, and the Yukon. Headquartered in Calgary, the Pacific Western is proud to be 'Canada’s Leading People Transportation Company'.
With over 3,500 employees and a fleet of over 2,800 vehicles, the Pacific Western Group of Companies operates four strategic lines of business: Employee Transportation, PW Transit (Municipal Transit), Student Transportation, and Intercity Motorcoach Services.
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In the 1950’s, our founder Bob Colborne started an equipment rental business called Diversified Equipment Rentals. Ironically, rather than supplying generators or compressors, their first contract was to supply transportation for construction workers at the Sheritt Gordon plant site in Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta.
Using buses from Prairie Bus Lines (today, a sister company to Diversified Transportation) it soon became apparent to Mr. Colborne that opportunities lay not in the equipment rental business, but rather in the people transportation business. The rental company was transformed into Diversified Transportation Ltd. In 1964, the company repositioned vehicles in Fort McMurray to transport workers to the construction site of what would become the Great Canadian Oil Sands Corporation.
The first production shift began on the site in 1966 and Diversified introduced its daily ‘Employee Transportation Service’ for oil sands employees. The company has been providing safe and reliable Employee Transportation services for many of the oil sands companies in the region ever since.