Carlton Ee, 29
AND COASTAL OPERATIONS
Life Story: For much of his life, Carlton Ee, whose Malaysian immigrant father founded Burnaby-based Rolls Right Trucking in 1976, had no interest in trucks. “What I did actually have a passion for was third-party logistics and supply chain management,” he says. Ee earned a BA in English literature and philosophy from McGill but decided against pursuing law as originally planned. He joined the family firm, working in the warehouse and customer service before starting a division that specializes in transportation to areas outside Metro Vancouver in 2014. Two years later it merged with another arm to become Speed Ee Trucking Ltd. dba Speedee Transport, with the “ee” representing the family name. Speedee’s biggest customers include Best Buy Canada, Coca-Cola Canada, Loblaws, PepsiCo, Sobeys and Walmart Canada.
Bottom Line: The company has some 80 staff in Burnaby; 15 drivers and three office staff in Nanaimo; and five drivers and two office staff in Kelowna, plus contract drivers.