Werner Acquires Truckload Carrier Baylor Trucking

Werner Acquires Truckload Provider Baylor Trucking

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Werner Enterprises Inc. stated it’s buying Baylor Trucking, a transfer that expands its truckload operations.

By the deal, introduced Oct. 3, Werner will add 200 vehicles and 980 trailers owned by Milan, Ind.-based Baylor. Baylor operates two terminals that service the east-central and south-central areas of the nation.

“Baylor, with its extremely expert skilled drivers and nondriver associates, additional strengthens our portfolio with their distinctive service and stellar fame,” Werner CEO Derek Leathers stated. “We anticipate this transaction to be accretive in yr one, and anticipate shopping for energy synergies via built-in administration of our mixed fleets.”

The Baylor management staff and employees will stay in place, together with 234 skilled drivers. Werner stated the deal will increase its fleet measurement by 2.4%.

Leathers famous that each corporations have comparable customer-centric cultures.

“Each Werner and Baylor consider deeply that our skilled drivers are the spine of our corporations,” Leathers stated. “Each corporations had been based by their first driver. We look ahead to welcoming the Baylor staff and dealing collectively to create extra worth for our prospects and shareholders.”

Werner didn’t disclose the acquisition value. It famous, nevertheless, that Baylor achieved $81.5 million of income for the 12 months ending Aug. 31. Its freight income combine is led by one-way dry van at 51%, adopted by expedited dry van at 42% and refrigerated at 7%.

“I’ve admired and revered Werner for a very long time as an business chief,” Baylor President Cari Baylor stated. “We’re extraordinarily excited to hitch the Werner staff and look ahead to continued progress as we leverage the strengths of Baylor and Werner to serve our current and new prospects at even increased ranges.”

The Baylor model can be retained to foster a clean integration and driver retention. The corporate will function as a stand-alone enterprise unit inside Werner. Its monetary outcomes can be reported in Werner’s one-way truckload unit throughout the truckload transportation providers section.

“We are going to stand by our prospects and proceed to supply them with the superior service they anticipate from Baylor,” Baylor stated. “Aligning with Werner solely expands our service capabilities. Werner shares our ardour for delivering worth and frequently creating private {and professional} alternatives for our elite Baylor staff.”

Werner ranks No. 17 on the Transport Matters High 100 checklist of the most important for-hire carriers in North America and No. 33 on the TT High 50 checklist of the most important logistics corporations.

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