The acquisition adds drivers and equipment and extends the reach of West's flatbed business. Forty tractors will be added to West's fleet, bringing the total number of tractors operated by West to 275. West provides van and flatbed transportation services with a focus on shippers in the Middle Atlantic, New England and Midwestern states. Since 2003, West has doubled the size of its fleet and currently offers services from five locations.
"Adding capacity allows us to be more responsive to our customers who recognize the value in this expansion," said Bob Petruzzi, president of West Motor Freight. "We will continue to grow our fleet organically, and, when the right opportunities exist, through acquisition. Sanger Trucking brings a professional team of drivers and customers, both of which merge well with our flatbed business."
West will be moving the management of its flatbed business from its Boyertown, Pa., base to Fredericksburg, Pa. West will continue to operate its regional van business from Boyertown and will continue to provide van and flatbed services through its agent partners.