Trucking and third-party logistics provider Alabama Motor Express is expanding its operations with the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Powell Transport Solutions and its affiliates, which specializes in refrigerated freight.
The deal adds 25 power units and 35 refrigerated trailers to the AMX fleet, helping the company expand its service offerings to a wider customer base.
“We’re on a clear path forward,” said Taylor White, vice president of AMX, in a press release. “This acquisition is an exciting step as we bolster our position as a leading full-service, logistics provider in the region."
Paul Powell, president of Powell Transport Solutions, will serve as the leader of AMX's refrigerated services division. All Powell Transport Solutions employees and drivers are expected to retain their positions with AMX. In addition, AMX has access to Powell's customer base, offering them a broad range of truckload and 3PL services.
"We're in the middle of Freight Alley, where refrigerated freight demands continue to grow," said White. "Now, we can meet the diversified needs of our customers using more of our own trucks, drivers and 3PL services. And we're gaining the support of a savvy, experienced team that knows temperature-controlled freight, understands its customers and wants to grow with us in the sector."
The acquisition is the latest in a series of growth-focused decisions designed to broaden the scope and reach of AMX, which began with the recently opened branch offices in Atlanta and Savannah, Georgia.