An Honest Business Leader


Gursewak Singh and his successful trucking business, The New Malwa Express have an inspiring trajectory of unparalleled success in the competitive North American trucking industry. Hailing from Faridkot in Punjab, a state in north-west India, Gursewak got into the trucking business as early as 1994, as a driver. With his core-values of honesty, diligence and industriousness, he formed The New Malwa Express and bought his first truck in the year 1997. Thus, progressing to an owner operator from being a driver. He slowly learnt his trade and developed his goodwill in the industry; resulting in him owning over eighteen trucks within a short span of eight years.

In the year 2005, he began operating his business New Malwa Express independently by building his own fleet of trucks. The challenge was bringing new customers on board, while managing the resources as well as cash flow, especially during the time of one of the toughest North American recessions. Gursewak was solely responsible for marketing and assisting in the day to day operations of his business. His honest work ethic grew his business steadily from eighteen trucks then, to over one hundred and fifty trucks along with sixty-five owner operators as of today.

Gursewak’s immense fleet of trucks carries mainly auto parts. His principal customers are General Motors, Chrysler, Ford and Honda. Since the new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) has been ratified, auto parts industry has got a boost. The agreement requires higher North American Content in the automobiles, vis-à-vis the core parts and the principal parts used in passenger vehicles and light trucks such as gear boxes, drive axles, rear view mirrors, and clutches etc.  This surely will build-up the business between US and Canada, directly benefitting The New Malwa Express.

Gursewak has been able to endure hardships and build a strong North American Business Empire due to the unwavering support of his family. When he was working away from home, his parents and wife stood by him like a pillar of strength.

Gursewak was unable to spend time with his children during early days of his business due to his demanding schedule. Over time, he has built a skilled team of employees whose extensive experience now allows him to spend more time with his two children.

Gurjot Singh, his son, studied Business Administration at the Brock University in Ontario, which is one of the top Universities of Canada. His modern and innovative ideas are helping the business grow. His daughter, Savreet Kaur, is a chef and specializes in American cuisines. She graduated from the George Brown College, which is one of the top schools to graduate from if you want to thrive in the contemporary culinary and food industry. There is a vivid possibility that we might see a restaurant by Savreet soon!

Gursewak Singh believes that to be truly successful, one must be socially responsible and help individuals in need thereby leaving a positive impact on society.  His altruistic work supports many young children, especially focusing on the education of girls who lose their parents to the burden of agricultural loans.  Based on the principles of his faith, he strongly believes in the ethos of sharing his earnings with the disadvantaged. He feels that every entrepreneur like himself should contribute to the society in a manner that benefits the future generations. Gursewak encourages younger generation to learn the skills of the trucking business. He mentors them and helps them develop from drivers to entrepreneurs.

To him, the true significance of his earnings is when he engages in socially responsible initiatives.

There is a unique side to Gursewak Singh that is worth sharing. He is a dog lover and whenever he gets time from his demanding work schedule, he spends it with Hulk – his dog. Hulk quietly follows Gursewak at home like a child. Another exceptional quality that compliments him is that he is a collector of old trucks and motorbikes.

He turns rust into gold by diligently restoring his collector trucks to perfection. A Chevrolet truck sits in his garage that is fully restored to its pristine glory. He is well skilled in the art of restoration and can manage fabrication, paint and body, sheet metal replacement, design and assembly of his collector vehicles. One of the most unique motorbikes that he has is the bright red Enfield bullet, a 350CC motorbike, which is extremely popular in India.

In his personal workshop, he works on his collector trucks whenever time permits.

There is a unique side to Gursewak Singh that is worth sharing. He is a dog lover and whenever he gets time from his demanding work schedule, he spends it with Hulk – his dog. Hulk quietly follows Gursewak at home like a child. Another exceptional quality that compliments him is that he is a collector of old trucks and motorbikes. He turns rust into gold by diligently restoring his collector trucks to perfection. A Chevrolet truck sits in his garage that is fully restored to its pristine glory. He is well skilled in the art of restoration and can manage fabrication, paint and body, sheet metal replacement, design and assembly of his collector vehicles. One of the most unique motorbikes that he has is the bright red Enfield bullet, a 350CC motorbike, which is extremely popular in India. In his personal workshop, he works on his collector trucks whenever time permits.

The only hurdle that Gursewak faced in his path to growth was getting good drivers. But this did not stop him from becoming a thriving entrepreneur. Gursewak Singh’s knowledge of his customer base, together with his commitment to meet the requirements of his clients and his well thought vision for the company, allow him to efficiently execute his company’s services in the North American trade scenario and set high benchmarks for the success of The New Malwa Express.


When asked what is the key to his success, he smiled and said, to lead honestly.