September 12, 2013 - Industry News
Wisconsin-based Roadrunner Transportation Systems, has acquired G.W. Palmer Logistics, a non-asset truckload service provider based in Batesville, Arkansas.
Tags: Wisconsin, Arkansas, Fleets, Roadrunner Transportation, Mergers & Acquisitions
August 30, 2013 - Industry News
Penske Automotive Group Inc., an international automotive retailer, has completed the acquisition of Western Star Trucks Australia Pty Ltd., a distributor of commercial vehicles, related spare parts and aftermarket support across Australia and New Zealand and portions of Southeast Asia from Transpacific Industries Group Limited.
Tags: Penske, Mergers & Acquisitions
August 23, 2013 - Industry News
Qualcomm announced it has signed a definitive agreement to sell its Omnitracs subsidiary to Vista Equity Partners, a U.S.-based private equity firm. Omnitracs was a pioneer in in-cab communication, developing the first widely used satellite tracking and communications system for truck fleets, and today offers a variety of fleet management and telematics solutions.
Tags: Telematics, Qualcomm, Technology, Information Technology, Mergers & Acquisitions, Omnitracs
August 22, 2013 - Industry News
Smith Electric Vehicles has signed a letter of intent to form a joint venture with Taikang Technology Corp. in Taiwan. Taikang Technology, a commercial vehicle manufacturer in Taiwan, has twenty-five years of automotive experience and has expertise in upfitting specialized municipal commercial vehicles.
Tags: Smith Electric Vehicles, Mergers & Acquisitions, EVs, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids, Global
August 16, 2013 - Industry News
XPO Logistics Inc. has completed its previously announced acquisition of 3PD Holding Inc. in a transaction valued at approximately $365 million. The company financed the acquisition and related fees and expenses with the net proceeds of its recent $220.5 million public offering of common stock, together with cash on hand.
Tags: Mergers & Acquisitions, XPO Logistics
Roadrunner Transportation Systems Inc. has acquired certain of the assets of the Southeast drayage division of Transport Corporation of America Inc., a provider of intermodal transportation and related services in the Southeast.
Tags: Roadrunner Transportation, Mergers & Acquisitions, TA Drayage
August 14, 2013 - Industry News
PGT Trucking Inc. has acquired Liedtka Trucking, headquartered in Trenton, N.J. Liedtka Trucking, founded in 1964, specializes in flatbed and specialized hauling. Their lanes are primarily in New England, the Mid-Atlantic, the Southeast and Midwest.
Tags: Mergers & Acquisitions
August 8, 2013 - Industry News
TruckPro LLC, a distributor of heavy-duty truck and trailer products and advanced repair services, announced it has completed the purchase of CCI Corp., including its network of more than 100 retail stores, service shops and distribution center locations.
Tags: Mergers & Acquisitions, TruckPro, CCI
August 7, 2013 - Industry News
Daseke Inc., a family of flatbed and specialized carriers, continues to grow with the addition of Redmond, Ore.-based Central Oregon Truck Co.
Tags: Mergers & Acquisitions, Daeske, Central Oregon Truck Co.
Swift Transportation announced that it acquired privately held Central Refrigerated Transportation, a provider of refrigerated trucking services, in a transaction valued at $225 million, including approximately $189 million in cash and $36 million of assumed capital lease obligations and other financial debt.
Tags: Mergers & Acquisitions, Swift Transportation, Central Refrigerated Transportation
August 6, 2013 - Industry News
Accuride Corp. has completed the sale of substantially all of the assets of its Imperial Group business to Imperial Group Manufacturing Inc., a new company formed and capitalized by Wynnchurch Capital for total cash consideration of $30 million at closing, plus a contingent earn-out totaling up to $2.25 million.
Tags: Accuride, Mergers & Acquisitions, Wynnchurch Capital, Imperial Group, Wheels
August 5, 2013 - Industry News
EZE Trucking, which provides trucking and logistics for the infrastructure, energy and industrial markets, along with the private equity firm Atlantic Street Capital, have acquired Rig Runners, a heavy haul and over dimensional trucking company.
Tags: Fleets, Mergers & Acquisitions
August 2, 2013 - Industry News
BBB Industries and QBR Brake jointly announced that BBB Industries LLC has acquired substantially all of the assets of QBR Brake Inc. of Stockton, Calif. QBR is a remanufacturer and supplier of semi-loaded disc brake calipers and accessories to the automotive aftermarket in North America.
August 1, 2013 - Industry News
Logistics provider Apex Freight Services annouced the acquisition of the Colorado-based Timberline Freight Services, a company specializing in full and less-than-truckload transportation of temperature-protected goods.
Tags: Mergers & Acquisitions, Apex, Timberline Freight Services
July 23, 2013 - Industry News
TransForce Inc. has acquired the assets of DriveForce Transportation Services and DriveForce Transportation Services of Tulsa, Okla.
DriveForce is a regional provider of high-quality commercial truck drivers and skilled industrial personnel with operations throughout Oklahoma.
Tags: Mergers & Acquisitions, TransForce, DriveForce
July 15, 2013 - Industry News
Temperature-controlled truckload and less-than-truckload carrier Frozen Food Express has reached an agreement to be acquired by Duff Brothers Capital. Duff Brothers will purchases all outstanding shares of FFE common stock for approximately $38.2 billion.
Tags: Mergers & Acquisitions, Frozen Food Express, FFE, Fleets
Connecticut-based XPO Logistics has entered into an agreement to acquire 3PD in a transaction valued at approximately $365 million.
Tags: Fleets, 3PL, Mergers & Acquisitions
July 8, 2013 - Industry News
Epes Carriers Inc., of Greensboro, N.C., announced the merger of its two asset-based trucking subsidiaries, Epes Transport System of Greensboro, and Texas Star Express of Rockwall, Texas.
Tags: Epes, Mergers & Acquisitions, Texas Star
July 2, 2013 - Industry News
Charlesbank Capital Partners announced that it has made an investment in Trojan Battery Co., a global manufacturer of deep-cycle lead acid batteries.
Tags: Mergers & Acquisitions, Charlesbank, Trojan Battery
June 28, 2013 - Industry News
Westport Innovations Inc. announced that it has acquired BAF Technologies Inc. and its subsidiary, ServoTech Engineering Inc., which are both subsidiaries of Clean Energy Fuels Corp. for $25 million in Westport stock.
Tags: Clean Energy Fuels, BAF Technologies, Mergers & Acquisitions, Westport Innovations
June 13, 2013 - Industry News
Odyssey Logistics & Technology Corp. announced that, through its affiliate, OL&T FoodTrans LLC, OL&T has acquired the bulk liquid food products transportation business of Palmetto, Fla.-based Hawaii Intermodal Tank Transport.
Tags: Mergers & Acquisitions, Odyssey Logistics
Apollo Tyres Ltd and Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. announced the execution of a definitive merger agreement under which a wholly-owned subsidiary of Apollo will acquire Cooper in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $2.5 billion.
Tags: Cooper Tire & Rubber Co., Mergers & Acquisitions, Apollo Tyre
June 11, 2013 - Industry News
IHS Inc., a global source of critical information and analytics, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire R.L. Polk & Co., a company that provides automotive information and analytics solutions, including those for commercial trucks for $1.4 billion.
Tags: Carfax, Polk, Mergers & Acquisitions, IHS
May 28, 2013 - Industry News
Third-party logistics company Transplace has selected the New York-based private investment firm Greenbriar Equity Group as its new equity partner. Greenbriar acquired Transplace from an affiliate of CI Capital Partners, who joined with Transplace management in 2009 to buy the company from its original owners.
Tags: Transplace, 3PL, Mergers & Acquisitions
May 22, 2013 - Industry News
Celadon Trucking Services announced it will acquire Hyndman Transport Limited, based in Wroxeter, Ontario, Canada.
Tags: Celadon, Canada, Mergers & Acquisitions, Fleets
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