Founded in 1910, Superior Glove® is one of North America’s leading manufacturers and suppliers of work and safety gloves, and arm sleeves. With multiple manufacturing facilities, they are able to serve customers globally. Specializing in cut-resistant gloves, they are also licensed manufacturers of Kevlar® and Dyneema® products and other high-quality work gloves for every industry.

During COVID-19, the company expanded their line of products to include Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), including non-medical masks, face shields, hand sanitizer and medical gowns. With its head office in Acton, Ontario, and five additional warehousing and manufacturing facilities, Superior Glove is a respected source of safety gloves, and now PPE products, for thousands of customers globally.


Superior Glove was facing a number of challenges managing various carriers, including international couriers, and needed help from a transportation company to streamline their business processes, improve efficiencies, and help them grow their business. They were looking for a consulting partnership that could help them identify potential cost savings for their business.


Superior Glove partnered with Canada Cartage Logistics Solutions (CCLS) for a complete managed transportation program.

CCLS put forth several solutions to address Superior Glove’s needs, including:

  • A complete range of transportation services including LTL, courier and international small parcel inbound and outbound from various countries
  • Studies on potential cost savings including bundling/strapping two or more pieces together for cross border shipments
  • On-going rate shopping and cost comparisons to identify savings through new couriers
  • Accurately weighing freight prior to shipping from the U.S., avoiding costly re-weighing fees
  • Warehousing analysis to identify whether or not Superior Glove would benefit from opening another U.S. facility to add to their Buffalo, New York facility
  • Implementation of a powerful shipping software application that enables Superior Glove quick access to shipment information, reporting, forms and labels, manifesting/EDI and multi-user functionality


The partnership has had a large impact on Superior Glove’s business and has set them on a trajectory of growth through:

  • Substantial cost savings through each initiative:
    • Cost savings through product bundling/strapping when shipping cross border
    • Decreased courier costs by performing analyses and adding an alternative couriers for Ontario and Quebec shipments
    • Identifying a more economical option for small packages shipments to save costs
    • Avoiding additional fees a freight weighing program for U.S. LTL carriers to ensure accuracy
    • Detailed analysis that revealed that Superior Glove would benefit from significant savings by opening another location in the U.S.
  • Improved efficiencies
    • Time savings through consolidated invoicing, access to detailed shipping information, and improved processes resulting in improved efficiencies and reduced administration
  • Continuous improvement
    • Superior Glove is working with partners they can trust. CCLS provides ongoing consulting services and continuous improvement through regular business reviews and ongoing communication.
    • CCLS partnered with Superior Glove and held an on-site training course in the handling and tendering of Dangerous Goods to ensure the new PPE hand sanitizer product is in compliance with the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations.