ActionView International, a Vancouver, B.C.-based company that sells illuminated motion billboards, has announced plans to buy Jim Palmer Trucking, a 350-truck refrigerated carrier based in Missoula, Mont.

Jim Palmer Trucking was established in 1966 with one truck and today operates in 44 states and maintains a fleet of 350 trucks and 500 trailers.

Jim Palmer Trucking's top five customers by percentage of revenues include Anheuser Busch, the Kroger Co., Coors Brewing Company, C.H. Robinson Worldwide, and Tyson Foods. In addition to its headquarters in Missoula, Montana, Jim Palmer Trucking has terminals in Salina, Kansas and Denver, Colorado. Jim Palmer Trucking also has drop lots located in Fontana, California; Tampa, Florida; Portland, Oregon; Wenatchee, Washington; and Chicago, Illinois.

The initial agreement in the form of a letter of intent provides the framework for a subsequent definitive agreement under which ActionView International would acquire all of the issued and outstanding shares of Jim Palmer Trucking, Inc. in exchange for a majority percentage of ActionView International. The details of the proposed share exchange will be included in the definitive agreement.

"Jim Palmer Trucking is a mature company with substantial revenues and a solid strategy for additional future growth, and we are extremely pleased to have reached an initial agreement for an acquisition transaction," said Steven R. Peacock, president/CEO of ActionView International in a statement.

ActionView International's operating subsidiary custom-designs, develops, and manufactures vividly illuminated motion billboards. ActionView places its signs into high traffic locations and markets advertising space on the signs.