Dry van and full truckload carrier Ascend will expand its dedicated contract carriage business with the acquisition of Greenville, South Carolina-based Dedicated Transport Solutions.
The acquisition of DTS will broaden Ascend’s footprint while building network density, strengthening coverage of the southeastern seaboard in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, and into Louisiana, Texas, and Ohio, Ascend officials said in a press release.
The acquisition increases Ascend’s assets to more than 1,000 tractors and more than 3,000 trailers.
“Given the challenging nature and headwinds of the supply chain for shippers, by joining Ascend, DTS’s customers will enjoy the expanded capacity and capabilities of the combined company,” said Scott Stowers, president and founder of DTS.
DTS was established in 2004 and has grown from a single Greenville location to 24 independent operating and geographic locations, servicing local and national customers along the southeastern seaboard plus Louisiana, Texas, and Ohio.