Company founder, Richard Robinson, started RTL Robinson Enterprises Ltd. in 1968 under the name Robinson's Trucking Ltd. in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories and eventually expanded south and operated branches in Enterprise, Peace River and Edmonton. As the company grew, Robinson's Trucking Ltd. became RTL Robinson Enterprises Ltd. and evolved to a transportation, construction and logistics company.

The Robinson family sold the business to Tri West Capital in 2006 and shortly after, RTL was joined with Westcan Bulk Transport to form the RTL-Westcan Group of Companies.

Today, Westcan is responsible for all bulk and freight hauling operations and RTL Construction is a construction company with a focus on Civil and Industrial projects in the North.