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Bennett Truck Transport Completes Asset Purchase of RoadMasters Companies
October 31, 2019
MCDONOUGH, GA., (November 1, 2019) – Bennett Truck Transport, LLC (Bennett) is pleased to announce today the closing on the asset purchase agreement with RoadMasters Transport Company, LLC and its open-deck, general freight carrier RoadMasters Power Transport, LLC, collectively “RoadMasters”. RoadMasters is an Athens, Texas-based privately-held company founded in 1978 as Manufacturer’s Mobile Home Transport Inc. and later named RoadMasters Transport Company in 1992. In 2005, RoadMasters Power Transport was formed to expand their permitted load carrying abilities.
The RoadMasters Companies have provided over 41 years of service to shippers of manufactured housing and modular buildings, and almost 15 years of open-deck freight shippers across North America.
Athens, TX: RoadMasters employees and Bennett leadership anticipate a bright future together.
With this acquisition, Bennett will be able to increase its fleet capacity. The addition of RoadMasters will grow Bennett Truck Transport by 100 toter owner-operators and 145 open-deck owner-operators in its general freight network.
RoadMasters’ day-to-day operations will continue from the Athens, Texas facilities with the current management team. Chuck Ladd will continue his leadership through a consulting role. Bert Hunter will be the President and Tim Jones will be the Senior Vice President of the RoadMasters division of Bennett Truck Transport, LLC.
“Our company has been in the trucking and transportation industry for decades. We are excited about the future of RoadMasters; and, integrating into a larger organization with additional resources. With their rich history in the industry and commitment to safety, we feel that Bennett Truck Transport, LLC, is a perfect fit for both our customers and personnel. Their expectations are also in alignment with our core values, including the dedication to safety as their top priority,” said Bert Hunter, President of RoadMasters.
“With this acquisition of people and equipment, we can provide additional hauling capacity of manufactured homes and modular buildings to customers in a larger service area including more capacity in the core markets of Texas, Arizona and Alabama. The power division provides an immediate influx of additional capacity to our general freight open-deck operations to provide better coverage for customer needs all over the US. We are thrilled to be able to gain so many high quality and professional owner-operators with the same qualities of on-time delivery and caring service that our current contractors pride themselves on,” said Danny Lowry, President of Bennett Truck Transport.
This is a wonderful fit between the two companies, according to Marcia Taylor, CEO of Bennett International Group. “Our companies share similar core values including providing superior service to customers, spiritual commitment and ensuring safety is priority one. We are very happy for RoadMasters’ employees, agents and contractors who are joining the Bennett family. We look forward to extending our transportation and logistics reach and scope in the industry.”
Bennett International Group, Vice President, David Lowry discusses the fit and future between the two companies in the video below.
About Bennett Truck Transport
Bennett Truck Transport, LLC is one of nine operating companies affiliated with the McDonough, Ga.-based Bennett International Group, LLC, a WBENC certified, diversified logistics and transportation services provider. Bennett Truck Transport, LLC is an industry-leading transporter of manufactured homes and modular commercial buildings. For more information, visit www.bennettig.com/affiliated-company/bennett-truck-transport-llc.
About RoadMasters a division of Bennett Truck Transport
Founded in 1978, Athens, Texas-based RoadMasters has delivered over 41 years of service to shippers of manufactured housing, modular buildings and open-deck freight across North America. For more information, visit http://www.roadmasterstrans.com/.
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