COMPETITION WATCH: Day & Ross closes Wesbell acquisition

HARTLAND, N.B. — The Day & Ross Transportation Group has put the finishing touches on a deal to bring Wesbell Logistics into the fold.

“The Day & Ross Transportation Group, a full-service carrier, enhances its dedicated service offering with the addition of Wesbell Logistics,” said John Doucet, president and CEO. “The combination of Wesbell Logistics Services with Day & Ross’ cross-Canada network positions us well for continued growth as we can now offer a unique blend of custom-tailored and cost-effective transportation and distribution solutions. Our customers will have the benefit of dedicated contract carriage, warehousing, value-added parts distribution, route management and more. We have brought together two very well managed operations and have a company today that is better able to serve its customers for all their transportation needs.”

Added, Paul C. Mazze, vice-president, “Now that the transaction has closed, we are ready to merge our dedicated teams together and aggressively pursue business throughout Canada for the benefit of our customers. I’m delighted to say that Wesbell Logistics and Day & Ross Dedicated are now one division with one vision – the preferred transportation supplier in pursuit of excellence in all its dimensions.”

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