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Dicom buys Eastern Connection

CHICAGO, Ill. – Dicom Transportation Group announced earlier this week that it has acquired Eastern Connection, an asset-light provider of B2B pick-up and delivery services.

According to Dicom, the acquisition expands the company’s regional overnight parcel network in the Northeast US. Eastern Connection is also one of the largest regional parcel service providers in the Northeast US with 19 terminals and cross-dock locations from Maine to Ohio, and south to Virginia.

Eastern Connection will be aligned with the Dicom Express business segment, and will be integrated into the existing Dicom regional parcel network, a press release said. The combined service will span Ontario and Quebec, as well as Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Virginia.

“When combined with the extensive Canadian coverage of Dicom, this acquisition creates one of the largest parcel networks in the Northeast US and Eastern Canada,” said Scott Dobak, CEO of Dicom. “No other carrier will have faster ground transportation service with direct coverage to as many points. Additionally, despite the expansive existing northeast footprint, Dicom will look for opportunities to organically expand the Eastern Connection services within the US.”

Ken Nadler, Dicom chief commercial officer added: “The Eastern Connection acquisition is highly complementary to the Dicom Regional Parcel network. They adjoin at the US and Canadian border, and once integrated, create a large, seamless cross-border network with deep geographic coverage, and extremely fast cross-border transit speeds. Additionally, both Dicom and Eastern Connection share a commitment to fast and reliable transport, as well as an ability to provide unique, customized transportation and logistics services molded to specific customer requirements.”

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