Canada’s Dicom Transportation Extends Reach Into U.S.

MONTREAL – The Canadian trucking and logistics operation Dicom Transportation Group announced Tuesday it has added final mile and distribution capabilities in the Western U.S. through its acquisition of California carrier.

Extra Express, based in Los Angeles, is an asset-light provider. Over the last 30 years, it has become one of the largest independent final mile service providers on the West Coast, according to Dicom. It has a fleet that includes pickup vans, bobtails, tractor-trailers and stake bed equipment.

Terms of the deal have not been released.

Dicom said it will integrate the services of Extra Express into its existing portfolio of expedited, regional parcel transportation, less-than-truckload (LTL), full-truckload (FTL), cross-border, and final mile network capabilities.

With the acquisition, new and existing Dicom customers will have access to final mile delivery points, as well as strategically located distribution centers, across California, Colorado and Nevada, according to the company. 

“Extra Express provides Dicom with significant final mile density in California and across the Western United States,” said Scott Dobak, Dicom CEO. “Extra Express is an exceptionally well-run business, with a proven ability to service a wide range of industries. We look forward to offering their capabilities, which include state-of-the art tracking and communications technology to both new and existing customers.”

The purchase by Dicom is reportedly the fourth since February 2014, when the private investment firm Wind Point Partners, based in Chicago, acquired control of Dicom. 

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