Mergers & Acquisitions

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August 9, 2017

Wabash National to Buy Truck Body Maker Supreme

Impact that rising tide of e-commerce shipping is having on the need for more “final mile” deliveries cited as driving factor behind acquisition.

August 8, 2017

Commentary: Why the Amazon-Whole Foods Deal May Not Mean Much

Some are predicting the Amazon-Whole Foods acquisition will be a game-changer but it may not be as big of a deal for trucking as we think, says Business Contributing Editor Evan Lockridge in his August Hotline column.

July 24, 2017

Driving Dynamics Acquires Element's CTS Training Unit

Driving Dynamics has acquired the Center for Transportation Safety (CTS) from Element Fleet Management in a deal that will expand its own fleet driver training and preserve the fleet management company's safety offering to its own clients, Driving Dynamics has announced.

July 6, 2017

Heartland Express Acquires Interstate Distributor Co.

Truckload carrier Heartland Express has acquired 100% of the outstanding stock of Tacoma, Washington-based Interstate Distributor Co. from Saltchuk Resources.

July 5, 2017

Daseke Continues North American Expansion with Latest Merger

Daseke has announced a merger with The Steelman Companies, the third such deal in the past two months, continuing the company’s North American expansion.

June 19, 2017

Accuride Agrees to Buy German Wheel Supplier

Accuride has entered into an agreement to acquire Mefro Wheels, a privately owned German-based supplier of steel wheels to the commercial vehicle industries in Europe and Asia.

June 14, 2017

Penske Truck Leasing to Acquire Old Dominion Truck Leasing

When completed, the deal will add approximately 1,400 tractors, trucks, and trailers to Penske's fleet.

June 14, 2017

Michelin Moves into Telematics with NexTraq Acquisition

Michelin has announced its pending acquisition of NexTraq, an Atlanta-based provider of commercial fleet communications systems.

June 12, 2017

Orbcomm Buys Fleet Management Software Provider Inthinc

Orbcomm has acquired the assets of Salt Lake City-based Inthinc, a fleet management and driver safety solutions provider.

June 5, 2017

Analysis: Behind the Wave of Trucking Mergers and Acquisitions

It’s been a long time since we’ve seen the number and size of trucking mergers and acquisitions like we have lately. HDT Business Contributing Editor Evan Lockridge spoke with Lana Batts at Transport Capital Partners to gain some perspective.

June 2, 2017

Federal Signal Completes $270 Million Acquisition of TBEI

Federal Signal has completed its acquisition of Truck Bodies and Equipment International, a manufacturer of dump bodies and trailers, for a purchase price of $270 million.

May 12, 2017

PwC: Global M&A Activity Stayed Stable in First Quarter

In its Q1 2017 update on M&A activity in the global transportation and logistics space, PricewaterhouseCoopers reports that deal activity in the quarter remained stable.

May 8, 2017

Federal Signal to Buy Truck Bodies and Equipment International

Federal Signal Corporation has announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Truck Bodies and Equipment International, a manufacturer of dump truck bodies and trailers.

May 4, 2017

FTC Greenlights Knight-Swift Merger

The mega-merger of Knight Transportation and Swift Transportation has moved a step closer to completion with the Federal Trade Commission granting its approval.

May 1, 2017

Two Flatbed Carriers Merge With Daseke

Two open deck specialized transportation companies, The Schilli Companies and Big Freight Systems, have merged with Daseke, which says it's the largest owner of open deck equipment in North America.

April 26, 2017

Accuride Acquires Wheel End Supplier KIC

Accuride has announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire wheel end component supplier KIC and some of its affiliated entities.

April 17, 2017

Carrier Transicold to Buy Westport’s APU Business for $70M

Carrier Transicold has signed an agreement to acquire certain IMPCO road and rail transport product lines, including the ComfortPro auxiliary power unit business, from Westport Fuel Systems.

April 12, 2017

Knight-Swift: A Merger of Mindsets

Executive Editor David Cullen says if any two companies were made for each other, Knight Transportation and Swift Transportation were. After plowing through the transcript of the conference call held for analysts to disclose the impending birth of a new trucking behemoth — Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings Inc. — he explains why in his Passing Zone blog.

April 11, 2017

The Knight-Swift Merger: Lessons from the History of Ocean Shipping

After World War II, the maritime shipping industry was dealing with pressure for larger loads, faster deliveries, new technology and rising equipment costs. How fleets responded to those challenges is instructive.

April 11, 2017

Drivers Weigh in on Swift-Knight Merger via Facebook

Knight’s Facebook page was busy Monday with questions and answers about the big merger news with Swift. Deborah Lockridge has highlights in the All That's Trucking blog.

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