Kottke Trucking, provider of refrigerated, dry freight and dedicated services, has acquired Davenport, Florida-based Wayne T. Fellows, a trucking company that offers refrigerated less-than-truckload and truckload services.
With the acquisition Kottke adds 43 drivers and 22 non-driving positions in accounting, warehouse, dispatch and shop to its operations.
“The similarities and core values of both companies will complement each other very well and continue to provide the quality service that our customers have come to know and expect,” said Tom Fellows, CEO and general manager of Wayne T. Fellows. “The entire Fellows team is looking forward to joining the Kottke family.”
Kottke Trucking will continue to maintain operations in Buffalo Lake and Eagan, Minnesota, and at its Wildwood, Florida terminal, in addition to the Wayne T. Fellows terminals in Davenport and Winter Haven, Florida.
This is Kottke Trucking’s second acquisition in the past three years. The company purchased the over-the-road division of Walbon & Company in 2016.
“Kottke Trucking has prided itself on family values since the first day of operation in 1938,”said Kyle Kottke, co-owner and general manager of Kottke Trucking. “Wayne T. Fellows, Inc. has had those same core family values throughout their decades in the industry as well, making the combining of the two companies a great match.”