Challenger Motor Freight has purchased the special commodities business of Sandrock Specialized Carriers, an Ontario-based special commodities carrier focusing on transporting heavy equipment and over-dimensional freight
. As a result of the acquisition, Challenger has formed a new division, Sandrock Specialized Transport.

"With the addition of their equipment and expertise, we look forward to expanding our special commodities division to provide Challenger's innovative transportation solutions to a wider range of customers as well as our combined existing client base," said Dan Einwechter, chairman and CEO for Challenger Motor Freight.

"With the challenges in today's trucking industry, it is often necessary and sometimes inevitable to seek out a larger carrier to provide security and diversity of service, and such is the case for Sandrock," said Mark Sandrock, president of Sandrock Specialized Carriers.

Headquartered in Cambridge, Ontario, Challenger, a truckload carrier, employs more than 2,300 people and operates 1,500 trucks and 3,300 trailers.

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