For Immediate Release
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – (October 21, 2014) – PS Logistics, the parent company of P&S Transportation, announced it has acquired Purdy Brothers Trucking and Loudon County Trucking. The purchase expands the P&S base of clients, drivers, trucking lanes and terminals.
The acquisition of Loudon, TN-based Purdy Brothers Trucking and Loudon County Trucking add a combined 220 new drivers, 210 tractor trucks and over 500 trailers to the growing P&S fleet, including reefers, flatbeds and dump trailers. P&S also gains new trucking terminals in Tennessee, Florida, Illinois and Virginia, and adds new customers in the aluminum, steel, food and building materials sectors.
The acquisition is part of PS Logistics’ long-term strategy to provide growth and sustainability for drivers, carrier partners, employees and customers by expanding its base of trucking and logistics services. The combined companies will go forward under the ownership of PS Logistics and continue to operate under their respective, independent names.
“We are proud to include Purdy Brothers Trucking and Loudon County Trucking to the P&S family of transportation and logistics companies,” said Houston Vaughn, President of P&S Transportation. “The acquisition expands our coverage and capacity to better serve our customers, with multiple lanes of service throughout the North and Southeast.”
“To be a part of this industry-leading organization is a win-win for our employees and customers, offering greater stability and opportunities for growth,” said Doug Surrett, President of Purdy Brothers/Loudon County Trucking.
“Since our founding in 2004, P&S has focused on providing our customers with high-value, innovative solutions for efficiently moving their freight,” said Scott Smith, Executive Vice President of PS Logistics. “With the acquisition Purdy Brothers Trucking and Loudon Country Trucking, we further our commitment to customers by increasing our network of trucks, drivers and terminals.”
About Purdy Brothers Trucking & Loudon County Trucking
Headquartered in Loudon, TN with terminals in FL, IL and VA, Purdy Brothers Trucking & Loudon County Trucking provide reefer, flatbed and dump trucking services to a wide range of customers including the aluminum, steel, food and building materials industries. For more information: www.purdybros.com and www.loudoncountytrucking.com.
About P&S Transportation
Based in Birmingham, AL, P&S Transportation is a national flatbed logistics and trucking company, primarily serving customers in the building materials, oil and natural gas, and steel industries. With over 1,500 trucks and 16 terminals nationally, P&S works primarily in lanes between the Southeast, the Northeast, Texas, California, and the Midwest. For more information: www.pstrans.com.