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PS Logistics expands empire with acquisition of ELS flatbed division

PS Logistics has continued its expansion with the acquisition of the flatbed division of ELS, further solidifying its status as one of the largest carriers in this niche.

The deal: Through its subsidiary Blair Logistics, PS Logistics has added ELS's fleet of over 90 tractors and 240 over-length flatbed trailers to its growing portfolio. Financial details were not disclosed.

The impact: By absorbing the ELS flatbed division, PS Logistics now commands a fleet surpassing 500 power units and 1,250 over-length flatbed trailers, primarily used for hauling steel, industrial materials, lumber, and other building materials.

  • Kenly, North Carolina-based ELS will retain its heavy-haul and intermodal divisions, operating under the same name.
  • The integration exemplifies PS Logistics’ strategy of enhancing its service offerings and geographical reach while providing more opportunities for drivers.
  • ELS has been recognized for its commitment to customer service and creating a driver-first culture, values that align with those of PS Logistics.

The acquisition marks one of over two dozen similar moves by PS Logistics since 2016, indicating a steady growth path through the strategic incorporation of family-owned logistics operations.

The strategy: PS Logistics demonstrates its dedication to strengthening its flatbed trucking services while continuing to foster the family-owned business ethos.

What's next: With this latest acquisition, prospects look positive for the Birmingham, Alabama-based logistics firm as they further position themselves as a significant player in the sector.

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