CALGARY, Alta. — Trimac Transportation has agreed to purchase Ellsworth Motor Freight Lines, an Oklahoma-based dry bulk and liquid products trucking company.
Ellsworth operates 10 terminals in the U.S. and employs about 190 company drivers and owner/operators. About 500 trailers and 90 tractors are included in the transaction.
Trimac says the acquisition will further enhance its position as the leading bulk transportation services provider in North America. The fleet plans to integrate Ellsworth’s assets into Trimac’s Petroleum, Dry Bulk and Mining Services division based in Colorado.
"The purchase of Ellsworth will provide opportunities for growth and enhanced customer service due to the complementary nature of Trimac’s existing U.S. terminal locations and traffic lanes," says Trimac’s executive vice-president, Terry Owen. "The installation in Ellsworth of Trimac’s industry leading information systems will provide additional opportunities for operational efficiencies and value-added services to customers."
Lee Ellsworth, chairman of Ellsworth Motor Freight will stay involved by leading the sales efforts for the Ellsworth business. The deal is expected to be concluded by early December.
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