December 10, 2013 - Industry News
Less-than-truckload carrier Vitran has announced it has entered into an agreement in which fellow LTL Canadian carrier Manitoulin Transport will acquire the company.
Tags: Fleets, Mergers & Acquisitions, Vitran, Manitoulin, Canada, Cross-Border Trucking
December 2, 2013 - Industry News
Universal Truckload Services announced Monday that it will acquire Westport Axle Corporation from an international industrial group headed in Brazil by SM Brasil Participações S/A.
Tags: Fleets, Mergers & Acquisitions, Universal Truckload, Westport Innovations
November 26, 2013 - Industry News
Vista Equity Partners LLC announced it has completed its acquisition of Omnitracs Inc., formerly a subsidiary of Qualcomm Inc. In conjunction with this announcement, Omnitracs announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Roadnet Technologies Inc., a provider of fleet management software solutions for private fleets.
Tags: Qualcomm, Information Technology, Roadnet Technologies, Mergers & Acquisitions, Omnitracs, Vista Equity Partners
November 25, 2013 - Industry News
Manitoulin Transport announced Monday that it has purchased fellow Manitoba-based carrier Smooth Freight.
Tags: Canada, Fleets, Mergers & Acquisitions
November 17, 2013 - Industry News
Travel Centers of America LLC has agreed to acquire 31 convenience stores with retail gasoline stations for $67 million, before closing costs and customary working capital adjustments. The seller is a private company which operates these stores under its proprietary brand name Minit Mart.
Tags: Expansion, Mergers & Acquisitions, Travel Centers of America
Kenan Advantage Group announced that it has completed the acquisition of RTL-Westcan Group. RTL-Westcan is a hauler of bulk commodities in western and northern Canada, serving more than 500 customers across its operating region.
Tags: Fleets, Mergers & Acquisitions, Kenan Advantage Group, RTL-Westcan
November 14, 2013 - Industry News
Daseke Inc. of Addison, Texas, and Clayton, Ala.-based Boyd Bros. Transportation announced a merger they say will put them into the top five largest open deck/specialty carriers.
Tags: Mergers & Acquisitions, Daseke Inc., Boyd Bros. Transportation, Fleets, Flatbed
Executive and senior management appointments were announced for the merged Diamond Companies and Roberts Truck Center organization.
Tags: Leadership, Mergers & Acquisitions, Diamond Companies, Roberts Truck Center
November 12, 2013 - Industry News
In a move one analyst is saying could be "the best strategic truckload deal ever," Iowa-based Heartland Express has acquired Gordon Trucking Inc. of Pacific, Wash., in transactions valued at approximately $300 million.
Tags: Mergers & Acquisitions, Heartland Express, Gordon Trucking
November 4, 2013 - Industry News
Kentucky-based Paschall Truck Lines President and CEO Randall A. Waller has sold 100% percent of his stock in the company to its employees through an Employee Stock Ownership Plan.
Tags: Fleets, Mergers & Acquisitions
Knight Transportation is keeping up its public campaign to buy rival truckload carrier USA Truck, despite being told the company is not interested in being purchased.
Tags: Fleets, USA Truck, Mergers & Acquisitions, Knight Transportation
November 1, 2013 - Industry News
TransForce has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Clarke Transport and Clarke Road Transport, the two subsidiaries of Clarke Inc. Both are Canadian companies.
Tags: Fleets, Mergers & Acquisitions, TransForce, Vitran
October 28, 2013 - Industry News
The Wisconsin-based Roehl will operate the cold storage business as Roehl Cold Storage, and the trucking operation will become a part of Roehl Transport.
Tags: Fleets, Mergers & Acquisitions, Roehl Transport
October 23, 2013 - Industry News
The transportation holding group PTA Holdings, Phoenix, Ariz. has announced it is entering the intermodal transportation rail segment with American Trainco Logistics, initially centered in the Chicago area.
Tags: Intermodal, Fleets, Mergers & Acquisitions
October 17, 2013 - Industry News
Apollo Tyres Ltd. did not take Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.'s lawsuit and allegations lightly. Cooper says Apollo is not meeting the terms of the merger agreement. Apollo claims it's Cooper that is in violation of the agreement.
Tags: Wheels, Mergers & Acquisitions, Apollo, Cooper
October 11, 2013 - Industry News
Truckload carrier USA Truck has filed a breach of contract lawsuit against Knight Transportation, claiming Knight used USA Truck's confidential information to begin what it calls a “creeping hostile acquisition” of the Arkansas-based fleet.
Tags: Fleets, USA Truck, Litigation, Mergers & Acquisitions, Knight Transportation
October 7, 2013 - Industry News
Apollo Tyres Ltd.'s friendly takeover of Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. is not so friendly anymore. On Friday, Oct. 4, 2013, Cooper filed a complaint in Delaware Chancery Court asking that subsidiaries of Apollo "be required to expeditiously close the pending merger between the two tire companies in accordance with the terms of the definitive merger agreement."
Tags: Cooper Tire & Rubber Co., Tires, Mergers & Acquisitions, Apollo Tyre
September 30, 2013 - Industry News
Phoenix-based truckload carrier Knight Transportation, has responded to USA Truck’s recent rejection of its purchase offer, saying it's disappointed and announcing it's upped its ownership share of the company.
September 26, 2013 - Industry News
Toronto-based Vitran Corp., which recently decided to sell its U.S. less-than-truckload operations, has received a purchase proposal from TransForce Inc..
Tags: Mergers & Acquisitions, TransForce, Vitran, Canada
UPDATED -- Knight Transportation wants to buy USA Truck, but so far USA Truck hasn't been interested, so Phoenix-based Knight Thursday went public with its proposal to acquire all of the outstanding share of USA Truck.
September 23, 2013 - Industry News
Canadian-based Vitran Corporation has announced it has entered into an agreement to sell its U.S. less-than-truckload business.
Tags: Cross-Border Trucking, Fleets, Mergers & Acquisitions
September 19, 2013 - Industry News
Platinum Equity has completed the acquisition of substantially all the assets of Bridge Terminal Transport Inc. from Maersk Inc., a subsidiary of the A.P. Moller-Maersk Group. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The business will continue to operate under the Bridge Terminal Transport brand going forward.
Tags: Mergers & Acquisitions, Platinum Equity, Bridge Terminal Transport, Maersk, Fleets
Wheels Group, a North American non-asset third party logistics provider, has acquired BBL Worldwide, a non-asset 3PL company providing specialized cross border truck brokerage services.
Tags: Mergers & Acquisitions, BBL Worldwide, Fleets
The asset-light and logistics service provider, Roadrunner Transportation Systems, Cudahy, Wisc., has acquired Yes Trans, a refrigerated truckload service provider based in Salisbury, Mass.
Tags: Fleets, Roadrunner Transportation, Owner-Operators, Mergers & Acquisitions
September 18, 2013 - Industry News
Bennett Motor Express, McDonough, Ga has completed the purchase of Ace Doran Hauling & Rigging, a Cincinnati, Ohio-based company since 1913.
Tags: Fleets, Owner-Operators, Mergers & Acquisitions
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