November 12, 2013
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.
November 4, 2013
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.
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.
November 1, 2013
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.
October 31, 2013
FleetCor Technologies Inc., a global provider of fuel cards and workforce payment products to businesses, announced that it has acquired NexTraq, a U.S. based provider of telematics solutions to small and medium-sized businesses, from Francisco Partners.
October 28, 2013
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.
October 23, 2013
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.
October 17, 2013
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.
October 11, 2013
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.
October 7, 2013
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."
October 2, 2013
Orbcomm Inc. has completed the acquisition of Comtech Mobile Datacom Corporation’s Sensor Enabled Notification System operation, which includes satellite hardware, network technology and web platforms.
September 30, 2013
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
Toronto-based Vitran Corp., which recently decided to sell its U.S. less-than-truckload operations, has received a purchase proposal from TransForce Inc..
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 25, 2013
Rhode Island-based Howes Lubricator Products has purchased U.S. Lube of New Brunswick, N.J.
September 23, 2013
Canadian-based Vitran Corporation has announced it has entered into an agreement to sell its U.S. less-than-truckload business.
September 19, 2013
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.
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.
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.
September 18, 2013
Bennett Motor Express, McDonough, Ga has completed the purchase of Ace Doran Hauling & Rigging, a Cincinnati, Ohio-based company since 1913.
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