RoadOne IntermodaLogistics acquired intermodal service provider The Transporter Inc., the intermodal, warehouse and logistics services provider announced last week.
The deal follows Massachussetts-based RoadOne’s November move to a new Houston location and transition into a 480,000 square-foot transload facility in nearby Pasadena. The Transporter has offices in Dallas, Houston and Laredo, Texas.
“The Transporter team is a perfect match for RoadOne,” Ken Kellaway, president and CEO at RoadOne, said in a press release. “The U.S. Southwest is an important market, especially as we see container volumes increase in the Gulf.”
Transporter employs more than 150 drivers and provides a broad range of logistics services. It will operate as Transporter IntermodaLogistics, a division of RoadOne.
Russ Cook, the president and founder of Transporter who launched the company in 1988, is retiring after more than 34 years. His two sons, VP of Operations Jeff Ebel and VP of Sales Greg Cook, will remain with the company and oversee day-to-day operations.
The company has made at least four acquisitions since 2021, including two deals announced in September. The first was of intermodal drayage provider Wilmac Enterprises in Fort Worth, Texas, and the second was of R&A Trucking in Oakland.
In January 2021, RoadOne announced its acquisition of Michigan-based EHS Logistics Solutions. And in October 2021, the company bought Rose Transportation, which employed 200 drivers and operated 13 terminals across Pennsylvania, Ohio, and the Southeast. The company purchased JZ Expedited Companies, a Florida-based intermodal and logistics services provider in February 2021.